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Status of solubility data for selected elements (U, Mp, Pu, Am, Te, Ni, and Zr)  

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This report is an evaluation of solubility data for U, Np, Pu, Am, Tc, Ni and Zr compounds at ambient and elevated temperatures. We review the status of such data in light of the most recently reported experimental results. The focus is on the solid phases that may control solubilities under expected conditions in and near a potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Solubility data or reliable predictions over the temperature range 20 to 150{degrees}C will be used in geochemical modeling studies of the Yucca Mountain Project [96PAL].

Moll, H.; Brachmann, A.; Wruck, D.; Palmer, C.

1997-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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De strijd om groepsrechten - Strategiën van de Marrons van Suriname.  

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??Minderheden kunnen verschillende strategiën gebruiken om hun rechten te behalen of te verdedigen. Aan de hand van de strategiën organisatie, politiek, media en internationale verbanden… (more)

Jansen, W.D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the solubility of Np(IV), Pu(III) - (VI),Am(III) - (VI), and Te(IV), (V) hydroxo compounds in 0.5 - 14 M NaOH solutions  

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The solubilities of Am(III), Np(IV), Pu(IV), Tc(IV), Np(V), Pu(V), Am(V), and Tc(V) hydroxo compounds were studied in 0.5 to 14 M NaOH solutions at 25{+-}2 {degrees}C. The effects of fluoride, phosphate, carbonate, oxalate, and some other organic complexing agents on the solubilities of Np(IV), Pu(IV), and TC(IV) hydroxides were investigated at 1.0 and 4.0 M NAOH. Some predictions were made on the dissolved (I.V) and (V) species present in alkali solutions.

Delegard, C.H.

1996-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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ERYLFIUM OM PANY  

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ERYLFIUM OM PANY ERYLFIUM OM PANY 3714 CI-XIESTER /%"EXUE J &CO-74 -L;s C+SSIFICATION CANCELLED OR April 22, 1947 Dear 3. 3elmore: Xith reference to Contract X- 7401 ens 78, supp1emstit 11 calJi?Jg for 5000 pounds of SP ?eO 1350X, we have shipped 5000 pounds to the A. C. Spark E' lU~ co. in i?int i~i0hige.n. There were two s!lipi%ents made against this order. GE/L Kc. The first shipmast was ;lade on i.i)ril 12, ,A947 via ~rnili7c.y eqress on K,' -23305 copies .;; -"5 and ~$7 of which are enclosed. This ws a shipment of 125 poucds , and was covered by Gaterial Transfer Certificate Qo. 31% copies .$S er;d =$ of nhioh will be forwarded to your Xr. Eoboff by copy of this letter. The saoond shi?xent vras lnade cn April 19, 1947 via i:orwalk Truck Lines

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O&M Metering Guidance  

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Presentation covers the O&M Metering Guidance and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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FEMP O&M Program  

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Presentation covers the FEMP O&M Program, given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Myter om anställda och arbetsliv i Japan.  

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?? Uppsatsen handlar om olika uppfattningar och antaganden om hur japaner fungerar i arbetslivet. De tre uppfattningar vi undersöker vilket stöd de har i statistiken… (more)

Axelsson, Joel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic Structure, Localization and 5f Occupancy in Pu Materials  

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The electronic structure of delta plutonium ({delta}-Pu) and plutonium compounds is investigated using photoelectron spectroscopy (PES). Results for {delta}-Pu show a small component of the valence electronic structure which might reasonably be associated with a 5f{sup 6} configuration. PES results for PuTe are used as an indication for the 5f{sup 6} configuration due to the presence of atomic multiplet structure. Temperature dependent PES data on {delta}-Pu indicate a narrow peak centered 20 meV below the Fermi energy and 100 meV wide. The first PES data for PuCoIn5 indicate a 5f electronic structure more localized than the 5fs in the closely related PuCoGa{sub 5}. There is support from the PES data for a description of Pu materials with an electronic configuration of 5f{sup 5} with some admixture of 5f{sup 6} as well as a localized/delocalized 5f{sup 5} description.

Joyce, John J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Beaux, Miles F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Durakiewicz, Tomasz [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Graham, Kevin S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bauer, Eric D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mitchell, Jeremy N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobash, Paul H. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Richmond, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Decay Properties of Pu235, Pu237, and a New Isotope Pu233  

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Electron-capture and alpha-decay properties of Pu237, Pu235, and the new isotope Pu233 have been measured. The over-all half-lives are 44±2 days for Pu237, 26±2 minutes for Pu235, and 20±2 minutes for Pu233. Two alpha groups, one of 5.65±0.02 Mev and one of 5.36±0.02 Mev, were detected in the decay of Pu237, one group of 5.85±0.02 Mev in the decay of Pu235, and one of 6.30±0.02 Mev in the decay of Pu233. The partial alpha half-lives corresponding to these alpha groups are, for Pu237, (1.7±0.4)×104 years and (4.6±0.6)×103 years, respectively; for Pu235, (1.7±0.4) years; and for Pu233, 11±4 days. On the basis of the experimental data it has been possible to calculate hindrance factors for the alpha decay and logft values for the electron-capture decay of the three isotopes and to correlate their properties with the alpha and electron-capture systematics.

T. Darrah Thomas, Robert Vandenbosch, Richard A. Glass, and Glenn T. Seaborg

1957-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pu-238 Fact Sheet  

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and Determination for and Determination for Pu-238 Production Radioisotope power systems enable space exploration and national security missions. T he Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors have pro- vided radioisotope power systems that have safely enabled deep space exploration and national security missions for five decades. Radioisotope power systems (RPSs) convert the heat from the decay of the plutonium-238 (Pu-238) isotope into electricity. RPSs are capable of producing heat and electricity under the harsh conditions encountered in deep space for decades. They have proven safe, reliable, and maintenance-free in missions to study the moon and all of the planets in the solar system except Mer- cury. Recent missions include the Mars Science Laboratory rover,

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Biodegradation of PuEDTA and Impacts on Pu Mobility  

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The contamination of many DOE sites by Pu presents a long-term problem because of its long half-life (240,000 yrs) and the low drinking water standard (<10{sup -12} M). EDTA was co-disposed with radionuclides (e.g., Pu, {sup 60}Co), formed strong complexes, and enhanced radionuclide transport at several DOE sites. Biodegradation of EDTA should decrease Pu mobility. One objective of this project was to determine the biodegradation of EDTA in the presence of PuEDTA complexes. The aqueous system investigated at pH 7 (10{sup -4} M EDTA and 10{sup -6} M Pu) contained predominantly Pu(OH){sub 2}EDTA{sup 2-}. The EDTA was degraded at a faster rate in the presence of Pu. As the total concentration of both EDTA and PuEDTA decreased (i.e., 10{sup -5} M EDTA and 10{sup -7} M PuEDTA), the presence of Pu decreased the biodegradation rate of the EDTA. It is currently unclear why the concentration of Pu directly affects the increase/decrease in rate of EDTA biodegradation. The soluble Pu concentration decreased, in agreement with thermodynamic predictions, as the EDTA was biodegraded, indicating that biodegradation of EDTA will decrease Pu mobility when the Pu is initially present as Pu(IV)EDTA. A second objective was to investigate how the presence of competing metals, commonly encountered in geologic media, will influence the speciation and biodegradation of Pu(IV)-EDTA. Studies on the solubilities of Fe(OH){sub 3}(s) and of Fe(OH){sub 3}(s) plus PuO{sub 2}(am) in the presence of EDTA and as a function of pH showed that Fe(III) out competes the Pu(IV) for the EDTA complex, thereby showing that Pu(IV) will not form stable complexes with EDTA for enhanced transport of Pu in Fe(III) dominated subsurface systems. A third objective is to investigate the genes and enzymes involved in EDTA biodegradation. BNC1 can use EDTA and another synthetic chelating agent nitrilotriacetate (NTA) as sole carbon and nitrogen sources. The same catabolic enzymes are responsible for both EDTA and NTA degradation except that additional enzymes are required for EDTA degradation. When the catabolic genes were cloned and sequenced, the gene cluster also contained genes encoding a hypothetical ABC-type transporter. RT-PCR analysis showed that the transporter genes and EDTA monooxygenase gene (emoA) are co-transcribed. EppA is one of the transporter genes, and it codes for a periplasmic binding protein responsible for binding to the substrate before transport across the membrane can occur. EppA was cloned, expressed, and purified in Escherichia coli and found to bind, MgEDTA, CaEDTA, Fe(III)EDTA, MgNTA, CaNTA, and Fe(III)NTA. Our data also suggest that BNC1 uses the same ABC-type transporter for both EDTA and NTA uptake. Results from these studies can provide mechanistic understanding and approaches to assist in the bioremediate PuEDTA and other radionuclide-EDTA complexes at DOE sites.

Bolton, H., Jr.; Rai, D.; Xun, L.

2004-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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OM300 Direction Drilling Module  

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OM300 – Geothermal Direction Drilling Navigation Tool: Design and produce a prototype directional drilling navigation tool capable of high temperature operation in geothermal drilling Accuracies of 0.1° Inclination and Tool Face, 0.5° Azimuth Environmental Ruggedness typical of existing oil/gas drilling Multiple Selectable Sensor Ranges High accuracy for navigation, low bandwidth High G-range & bandwidth for Stick-Slip and Chirp detection Selectable serial data communications Reduce cost of drilling in high temperature Geothermal reservoirs Innovative aspects of project Honeywell MEMS* Vibrating Beam Accelerometers (VBA) APS Flux-gate Magnetometers Honeywell Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) High-temperature electronics Rugged High-temperature capable package and assembly process

MacGugan, Doug

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Distinguishing Pu Metal From Pu Oxide Using Fast Neutron Counting  

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We describe a method for simultaneously determining the {alpha}-ratio and k{sub eff} for fissile materials using fast neutrons. Our method is a generalization of the Hage-Cifarrelli method for determining k{sub eff} for fissile assemblies which utilizes the shape of the fast neutron spectrum. In this talk we illustrate the method using Monte Carlo simulations of the fast neutrons generated in PuO{sub 2} to calculate the fast neutron spectrum and Feynman correlations.

Verbeke, J M; Chapline, G F; Nakae, L; Wurtz, R; Sheets, S

2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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LIDT OM FREMBRINGERE MORTEN SKARSHOLM RISAGER  

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LIDT OM FREMBRINGERE MORTEN SKARSHOLM RISAGER Resum#19; e. Vi skitserer metoder til at #12;nde et (11). Vi vil vise at han har regnet rigtigt. I [Kulkarni 1991] gives algoritmer til at #12;nde geometri. Vi skal se at man i mange tilf#26;lde kan #12;nde et endeligt s#26;t frembringere af helt element

Hansen, Johan P.

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Delayed neutron measurements for Th-232, Np-237, Pu-239, Pu-241 and depleted uranium.  

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??The neutron emission rates from five very pure actinide samples (Th-232, Np-237, Pu-239, Pu-241 and depleted uranium) were measured following equilibrium irradiation in fast and… (more)

Stone, Joseph C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delayed neutron measurements for Th-232, Np-237, Pu-239, Pu-241 and depleted uranium  

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The neutron emission rates from five very pure actinide samples (Th-232, Np-237, Pu-239, Pu-241 and depleted uranium) were measured following equilibrium irradiation in fast and thermal neutron fluxes. The relative abundances (alphas) for the first...

Stone, Joseph C.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: 2013 O&M Workshop  

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O&M Workshop * Electric Power Research Institute * Energy * EPRI * Operations and Maintenance Workshop * photovoltaic * Photovoltaics * Renewable Energy * Sandia National...

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INVITATION: PRAKTISK TEMADAG OM INDHENTNING AF BIO-  

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INVITATION: PRAKTISK TEMADAG OM INDHENTNING AF BIO- MASSE FRA LAVBUNDSOMR�DE TIL BIOGAS 24 lavbundsområdet til biogas været stigende de senere år. Der sker en spændende teknologisk udvikling indenfor som har draget erfaringer med høst og anvendelse af enggræs til biogas, og se udstyr til slåning af

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Sources for Pu in near surface air  

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This paper provides evidence that most of the Pu in the near surface air today is due to resuspension. Vertical and particle size distribution in near surface air over a period of three years were measured. The seasonal variations of Pu in air and the influence of meteorological parameters on these variations are shown. Samples were taken before the Chernobyl accident in an area where only Pu fallout from the atmospheric nuclear tests of the early sixties occurs. The comparison of the behavior of Pu with other trace elements, which were also measured, showed similar behavior of Pu and elements like Ca, Ti and Fe in near surface air. This confirms that most Pu is resuspended because the main source for these elements in air is the soil surface. Resuspension factors and resuspension rate are estimated for all measured elements. A resuspension factor of 0.8 X 10(-8) m-1 and a resuspension rate of 0.09 X 10(-9) s-1 is calculated for Pu.

Hartmann, G.; Thom, C.; Baechmann, K.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Litt om evolusjonr spillteori. 1. ESS: Evolusjonrt Stabile Strategier  

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Litt om evolusjonær spillteori. 1. ESS: Evolusjonært Stabile Strategier I klassisk spillteori har konstant i tid. Spørsm°alet er om man kan si noe om denne (stabile) strategifordelingen. 1.1. ESS. La være av befolk- ningen. Vi sier at p er en Evolusjonært Stabil Strategi (ESS) hvis p ikke kan bli invadert

Løw, Erik

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AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar  

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The AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar is where leading owners, operators, turbine manufacturers, material suppliers, wind technicians, managers, supervisors, engineers, and occupational...

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MCSNA: Experimental Benchmarking of Pu Electronic Structure  

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The objective of this work is to develop and/or apply advanced diagnostics to the understanding of aging of Pu. Advanced characterization techniques such as photoelectron and x-ray absorption spectroscopy will provide fundamental data on the electronic structure of Pu phases. These data are crucial for the validation of the electronic structure methods. The fundamental goal of this project is to narrow the parameter space for the theoretical modeling of Pu aging. The short-term goal is to perform experiments to validate electronic structure calculations of Pu. The long-term goal is to determine the effects of aging upon the electronic structure of Pu. Many of the input parameters for aging models are not directly measurable. These parameters will need to be calculated or estimated. Thus a First Principles-Approach Theory is needed, but it is unclear what terms are important in the Hamiltonian. (H{Psi} = E{Psi}) Therefore, experimental data concerning the 5f electronic structure are needed, to determine which terms in the Hamiltonian are important. The data obtained in this task are crucial for reducing the uncertainty of Task LL-01-developed models and predictions. The data impact the validation of electronic structure methods, the calculation of defect properties, the evaluation of helium diffusion, and the validation of void nucleation models. The importance of these activities increases if difficulties develop with the accelerating aging alloy approach.

Tobin, J G

2007-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - BM-OM-1079, WH-OM-1080 NEPA.docx  

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MO-1079 and WH-OM-1080 MO-1079 and WH-OM-1080 Title: Loss of a Major Transformer at BM or WH Description: Subcontractor shall shall provide all transportation, materials, equipment, supplies, tools, facilities, labor and supervision required to perform the electrical work needed to install and connect spare transformer BHTX-3 for emergency use in case of the loss of a major transformer at BM (BMMTX-1, BMMTX-2, or BMMTX-3) or WH (WHTX-1 or WHTX-2). Temporary installation of BHTX-3 at BM or WH will be on existing slabs. Task at BM also includes construction of foundation support for relocated insulator steel support for low voltage side connections for BHTX-3. Regulatory Requirements: NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021) 10 CFR 1021.410 (Application of Categorical Exclusions)

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Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum of Pu241  

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The energy distribution of prompt neutrons resulting from the thermal-neutron-induced fission of Pu241 is measured. Fast time-of-flight techniques are employed in the neutron energy range 0.3 to 6.0 Mev. Proton recoils in emulsions are utilized for the measurement of neutron energies from 1.6 to 7.0 Mev. The experimentally determined Pu241 fission neutron spectrum is well represented by the Maxwellian distribution, N(E)?E12e-ET, where E is the neutron energy in Mev, N(E) the number of neutrons per unit energy interval, and T=1.335±0.034 Mev. The measured average Pu241 fission neutron energy is 2.002±0.051 Mev.

A. B. Smith; R. K. Sjoblom; J. H. Roberts

1961-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Antineutrino spectra from 241Pu and 239Pu thermal neutron fission products  

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The antineutrino spectrum of fission products from thermal neutron induced fission of 241Pu was derived from a measurement of the correlated beta spectrum. The energy range 1.5 MeV to 9 MeV was covered and a precision of 4% was achieved at 4 MeV. A revised version of the antineutrino spectrum from 239Pu fission is also presented.

A.A. Hahn; K. Schreckenbach; W. Gelletly; F. von Feilitzsch; G. Colvin; B. Krusche

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arbejdsgruppen om afbraending Sample Search...  

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Danmark som et minimum kan opfylde EU mlstningen om at 1... sig til anvendelse af solenergi til elproduktion. Udarbejdelse af en registrering med oplysning om Source: Ris...

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Complementary Pu Resuspension Study at Palomares, Spain  

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Soil in an area near Palomares, Spain, was contaminated with plutonium as a result of a mid-air collision of U.S. military aircraft in January 1966. The assessment for potential inhalation dose can be found in Iranzo et al., (1987). Long-term monitoring has been used to evaluate remedial actions (Iranzo et al., 1988) and there are many supporting studies of the Pu contamination at Palomares that have been carried out by the Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT) in Madrid. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the resuspension of Pu from the soil in terms of Pu-concentrations in air and resuspension rates in a complementary investigation to those of CIEMAT but in an intensive short-term field effort. This study complements the resuspension studies of CIEMAT at Palomares with additional information, and with confirmation of their previous studies. Observed mass loadings (M) were an average of 70 mg/m{sup 3} with peaks in the daytime of 130 mg/m{sup 3} and low values at night below 30 {micro}g/m{sup 3}. The Pu-activity of aerosols (A) downwind of plot 2-1 was 0.12 Bq/g and the enhancement factor (E{sub f}) had a value of 0.3, which is low but similar to a typical value of 0.7 for other undisturbed sites. This E{sub f} value may increase further away from ground zero. The particle size distribution of the Pu in air measured by cascade impactors was approximately lognormal with a median aerodynamic diameter of 3.7 {micro}m and a geometric standard deviation of 3.5 in the respirable range. This peak midway between 1 ? m and 10 {micro}m in the respirable range is commonly observed. Daily fluctuations in the Pu concentration in air (C) detected by the UHV were lognormally distributed with a geometric standard deviation of 4.9 indicating that the 98th percentile would be 24 times as high as the median. Downwind of plot 2-1 the mean Pu concentration in air, C, was 8.5 {micro}Bq/m{sup 3}. The resuspension factor (Sf) was 2.4 x 10{sup -10} m{sup -1} and agrees very well with the values between 10{sup -10} m{sup -1} and 10{sup -9} m{sup -1} previously reported. We observed a mean Pu/Am ratio of 7.1 with a relative variation of 30%, which compares well with a mean value of 6.5 for nearby plot 2-2. The resuspension rate (R) was in the middle of the range, 10{sup -11} s{sup -1} to 10{sup -12} s{sup -1} as observed in other stable sites, and indicates low potential for Pu redistribution.

Shinn, J

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: O&M and Reliability Workshop Presentatio...  

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, HelioSpec UAVs for PV Site Surveys: Garth Reynolds, Solar City Operations and Maintenance: Seth Cooper, HelioPower O&M with SCADA: Kevin Suhr, AlsoEnergy Unlocking...

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Nevada test site fallout atom ratios: /sup 240/Pu//sup 239/Pu and /sup 241/Pu//sup 239/Pu  

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The exposure of the population in Utah to external gamma radiation from the fallout from nuclear weapons tests carried out between 1951 and 1958 at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) has been reconstructed from recent measurements of /sup 137/Cs and plutonium in soil. The fraction of /sup 137/Cs in the fallout from NTS events was calculated from the total plutonium and the /sup 240/Pu//sup 239/Pu ratios measured in the soil, using the values of 0.180 +- 0.006 and 0.032 +- 0.003 for that ratio in global fallout and NTS fallout, respectively. The total population exposure from NTS events was then calculated on the basis of exposure rates resulting from short-lived radionuclides associated with the /sup 137/Cs at the time of deposition. While the /sup 240/Pu//sup 239/Pu ratio is constant in global fallout, this ratio varies greatly in the fallout from individual events. While the composition of fallout on Utah from NTS events is rather uniform, the Off-Site Radiation Exposure Review Project is currently reconstructing radiation exposures for locations close to NTS where the fallout may be predominantly from one event. Therefore, the authors compiled the pertinent ratios in order to provide information concerning the exposure resulting from any individual event. The plutonium ratios measured at 30 days postshot were compiled from unpublished values in the archives of the Nuclear Chemistry Division of LLNL and INC-11 of LANL. These ratios are pertinent to fallout data. Dates for each event were taken from a publication by the Nevada Operations Office of the Department of Energy. 3 references.

Hicks, H.G.; Barr, D.W.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Om Sakthi Wind Power Pvt Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Om Sakthi Wind Power Pvt Ltd Om Sakthi Wind Power Pvt Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Om Sakthi Wind Power Pvt. Ltd. Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Sector Wind energy Product Chennai-based wind project developer. Coordinates 13.06397°, 80.24311° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":13.06397,"lon":80.24311,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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OM Code Requirements For MOVs -- OMN-1 and Appendix III  

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The purpose or scope of the ASME OM Code is to establish the requirements for pre-service and in-service testing of nuclear power plant components to assess their operational readiness. For MOVs this includes those that perform a specific function in shutting down a reactor to the safe shutdown condition, maintaining the safe shutdown condition, and mitigating the consequences of an accident. This paper will present a brief history of industry and regulatory activities related to MOVs and the development of Code requirements to address weaknesses in earlier versions of the OM Code. The paper will discuss the MOV requirements contained in the 2009 version of ASME OM Code, specifically Mandatory Appendix III and OMN-1, Revision 1.

Kevin G. DeWall

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OM-300 - MWD Geothermal Navigation Instrument Geothermal Project | Open  

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OM-300 - MWD Geothermal Navigation Instrument Geothermal Project OM-300 - MWD Geothermal Navigation Instrument Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title OM-300 - MWD Geothermal Navigation Instrument Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 High-Temperature Downhole MWD Tools for Directional Drilling Project Description Honeywell proposes to perform this project in three phases; Phase 1 will enhance accelerometers, magnetometers and high temperature electronic components to operate at 300C. Phase 2 will define, design and demonstrate circuit card assembly (CCA) and external packaging capable of operating in the temperature, shock, and vibration of downhole MWD tools. Phase 3 will utilize the components onto a CCA, integrate the CCA sensors into a final package for final assembly, test, and the delivery of one Prototype.

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Nuclear magnetic resonance offers new insights into Pu 239  

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- 1 - Nuclear magnetic resonance offers new insights into Pu 239 May 29, 2012 Nuclear magnetic signal of plutonium 239's unique nuclear magnetic resonance signature has been detected by scientists on the subject, "Observation of 239 Pu Nuclear Magnetic Resonance," was published in the May 18 issue of Science

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Pu-238 production at the Savannah River Plant  

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Pu-238 production capability at SRP is dependent on the availability of Np-237 feed material. With continuing operation of three production reactors at SRP, production of 46 kg Pu-238 per year can be sustained. Capacity of auxiliary facilities is adequate to support the production rates.

Roggenkamp, P.L.

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Internal Corrosion Analysis of Model 9975 Packaging Containing Pu or PuO{sub 2} During Shipping and Storage  

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The Materials Consultation Group of SRTC has completed an internal corrosion analysis of the Model 9975 packaging assembly containing either Pu or PuO2 for storage in K Reactor under ambient conditions for a period of 12 years. The 12-year storage period includes two years for shipping and up to ten years for storage.

Vormelker, P.

1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Elucidating the organic-OMS interface and its implications for heterogeneous catalysts  

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Organic – ordered mesoporous silica (OMS) hybrid materials have attracted great interest due to their potential applications for gas separations, and heterogeneous catalysis. Amine-functionalized OMS materials are active in a variety of base...

Wang, Qingqing

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analyse om relationerne Sample Search Results  

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OM FREMBRINGERE MORTEN SKARSHOLM RISAGER Resum19; e. Vi skitserer metoder til at 12;nde et... 26;r vej. 1. Lidt generel teori Vi minder om at hvis G er en gruppe med...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aars forskning om Sample Search Results  

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at biomasse er en Summary: at industri, forskning og politikere var enige om at satse p vind. Nu er tiden kommet til at gentage... Ris har udgivet en rapport om moderne...

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Utility Variable Generation Integration Group Fall O&M User Group...  

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O&M User Group Meeting Utility Variable Generation Integration Group Fall O&M User Group Meeting October 1, 2014 7:00AM CDT to October 2, 2014 3:00PM CDT The Utility Variable...

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125Te NMR chemical-shift trends in PbTe–GeTe and PbTe–SnTe alloys  

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Complex tellurides, such as doped PbTe, GeTe, and their alloys, are among the best thermoelectric materials. Knowledge of the change in 125Te NMR chemical shift due to bonding to dopant or “solute” atoms is useful for determination of phase composition, peak assignment, and analysis of local bonding. We have measured the 125Te NMR chemical shifts in PbTe-based alloys, Pb1?xGexTe and Pb1?xSnxTe, which have a rocksalt-like structure, and analyzed their trends. For low x, several peaks are resolved in the 22-kHz MAS 125Te NMR spectra. A simple linear trend in chemical shifts with the number of Pb neighbors is observed. No evidence of a proposed ferroelectric displacement of Ge atoms in a cubic PbTe matrix is detected at low Ge concentrations. The observed chemical shift trends are compared with the results of DFT calculations, which confirm the linear dependence on the composition of the first-neighbor shell. The data enable determination of the composition of various phases in multiphase telluride materials. They also provide estimates of the 125Te chemical shifts of GeTe and SnTe (+970 and +400±150 ppm, respectively, from PbTe), which are otherwise difficult to access due to Knight shifts of many hundreds of ppm in neat GeTe and SnTe.

Njegic, Bosiljka [Ames Laboratory; Levin, Evgenii M. [Ames Laboratory; Schmidt-Rohr, Klaus [Ames Laboratory

2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - MS-OM-1185NEPAHeatExchanger.docx  

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

MS-OM-1185 MS-OM-1185 Title: Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment of SPR Heat Exchangers BOA Description: Subcontractor shall provide all labor, supervision, materials, supplies, equipment, tools, and transportation required to treat the water side of the SPR heat exchangers. Work includes providing turnkey chemical injection equipment, chemical (hydrogen peroxide), chemical containment vessels, and fittings/piping/tubing required to connect the chemical injection equipment to the site heat exchangers. Subcontractor shall remove and clean all equipment and properly dispose of any waste materials after the work is completed. Regulatory Requirements: NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021) 10 CFR 1021.410 (Application of Categorical Exclusions) (a) The actions listed in Appendices A and B of Subpart D are classes of actions that DOE has determined do

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Microsoft Word - BH-OM-1089 NEPA.docx  

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

BH-OM-1089 BH-OM-1089 Title: BH Fence Extension Modifications Description: Subcontractor shall shall provide all labor, materials, equipment, tools, fabrication, transportation, supervision, mobile lifting equipment, and rigging required to install BH fence modifications. Regulatory Requirements: NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021) 10 CFR 1021.410 (Application of Categorical Exclusions) (a) The actions listed in Appendices A and B of Subpart D are classes of actions that DOE has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment (categorical exclusions). (b) To find that a proposal is categorically excluded, DOE shall determine the following: (1) The proposed action fits within a class of actions that is listed in Appendix A or B of Subpart D;

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Microsoft Word - MS-OM-1005 NEPA.docx  

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MS-OM-1005 MS-OM-1005 Title: FY 2012 Annual Site Subsidence Surveys Description: Subcontractor shall provide all labor, supervision, materials, equipment, transportation, and services necessary to perform a subsidence survey of the Bayou Choctaw, Big Hill, Bryan Mound and West Hackberry SPR sites. Regulatory Requirements: NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021) 10 CFR 1021.410 (Application of Categorical Exclusions) (a) The actions listed in Appendices A and B of Subpart D are classes of actions that DOE has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment (categorical exclusions). (b) To find that a proposal is categorically excluded, DOE shall determine the following: (1) The proposed action fits within a class of actions that is listed in Appendix A or B of Subpart D;

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Pu Glass Fabrication and Product Consistency Testing  

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The DOE/EM plans to conduct the Plutonium Vitrification Project at the Savannah River Site (SRS). An important part of this project is to reduce the attractiveness of the plutonium by fabricating a plutonium glass form and immobilizing the Pu form within the high level waste (HLW) glass prepared in the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). This requires that a project schedule that is consistent with EM plans for DWPF and cleanup of the SRS be developed. Critical inputs to key decisions in the vitrification project schedule are near-term data that will increase confidence that lanthanide borosilicate (LaBS) glass product is suitable for disposal in the Yucca Mountain Repository. A workshop was held on April 28, 2005 at Bechtel SAIC Company facility in Las Vegas, NV to define the near term data needs. Dissolution rate data and the fate of plutonium oxide and the neutron absorbers during the dissolution process were defined as key data needs. A suite of short-term tests were defined at the workshop to obtain the needed data. The objectives of these short-term tests are to obtain data that can be used to show that the dissolution rate of a LaBS glass is acceptable and to show that the extent of Pu separation from neutron absorbers, as the glass degrades and dissolves, is not likely to lead to criticality concerns. An additional data need was identified regarding the degree of macroscopic cracking that occurs during processing of the Pu glass waste form and subsequent pouring of HLW glass in the DWPF. A final need to evaluate new frit formulations that may increase the durability of the plutonium glass and/or decrease the degree to which neutron absorbers separate from the plutonium during dissolution was identified. This task plan covers testing to support a near term data need regarding glass dissolution performance. Separate task plans will be developed for testing to address the degree of macroscopic cracking and the development of alternative frit formulations. The Product Consistency Test (PCT) was identified as a means to provide some of the near term performance data. The PCT is a static test method in which known masses of crushed glass and demineralized water are reacted for a desired duration [1]. There are two reasons to perform the PCT. The first is that the results are used as a measure of acceptance in the Waste Acceptance Product Specifications Document (WAPS) [2]. The second is the need for long-term static test results that can be used to verify the applicability of the degradation model. Thus, the primary focus will be on the use of the PCT Method B (PCT-B) to study the formation and stability of colloids and to study alteration phases formed on the glass surface. The standard 7-day PCT in demineralized water (PCT-A) will be included to demonstrate compliance with the waste acceptance criterion and determine the value of the k{sub E} rate parameter for comparison with the Defense HLW Glass Degradation Model [3].

Marra, James

2005-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Europisk kaplb om vrtskab for EUs nste store forskningsanlg, ESS  

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Europæisk kapløb om værtskab for EUs næste store forskningsanlæg, ESS Af Leif Sønderberg Petersen ESS (European Spallation Source) er et kæmpemæssigt neutronan- læg, som stadig er på tegnebordet. Det ventes at blive 12 mia. kr. Fem regioner i Europa arbejder aktivt for at blive hjemsted for ESS

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Assessment of Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) Production Alternatives  

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Plutonium-238 Plutonium-238 Production Alternatives Briefing for Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee April 21, 2008 Dennis Miotla Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Power Deployment Miotla - April 2008 NEAC Mtg - DM183874 (2) Statement of Work Desired end state: - Reliable, sustainable, affordable supply of Pu-238 suitable for NASA applications Assumptions: - NASA obtains funding for planned missions - Russia is out of material to sell to US - DOE maintains balance of radioisotope power source infrastructure during period of depleted supply Independently evaluate the Pu-238 heat source requirements for NASA's mission projections and assess Pu-238 production assumptions, strategy and alternatives for meeting those requirements Miotla - April 2008 NEAC Mtg - DM183874 (3)

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Elastic properties of gamma-Pu by resonant ultrasound spectroscopy  

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Despite intense experimental and theoretical work on Pu, there is still little understanding of the strange properties of this metal. We used resonant ultrasound spectroscopy method to investigate the elastic properties of pure polycrystalline Pu at high temperatures. Shear and longitudinal elastic moduli of the {gamma}-phase of Pu were determined simultaneously and the bulk modulus was computed from them. A smooth linear and large decrease of all elastic moduli with increasing temperature was observed. We calculated the Poisson ratio and found that it increases from 0.242 at 519K to 0.252 at 571K.

Migliori, Albert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Betts, J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Trugman, A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mielke, C H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mitchell, J N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ramos, M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stroe, I [WORXESTER, MA

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the double beta decay of sup 244 Pu  

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We have searched for the ingrowth of {sup 244}Cm in a 1.45-g sample of {sup 244}Pu. We isolated a curium fraction after an ingrowth period of 1.03 yr; during this time the {sup 244}Pu sample produced {le}0.24 alpha disintegrations per day of {sup 244}Cm (95% C.L.), corresponding to a half-life for the double beta decay of {sup 244}Pu of {ge}1.1{times}10{sup 18} yr.

Moody, K.J.; Lougheed, R.W.; Hulet, E.K. (Nuclear Chemistry Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California 94551 (United States))

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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239Pu Resonance Evaluation for Thermal Benchmark System Calculations  

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Analyses of thermal plutonium solution critical benchmark systems have indicated a deciency in the 239Pu resonance evaluation. To investigate possible solutions to this issue, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Party for Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) established Subgroup 34 to focus on the reevaluation of the 239Pu resolved resonance parameters. In addition, the impacts of the prompt neutron multiplication (nubar) and the prompt neutron ssion spectrum (PFNS) have been investigated. The objective of this paper is to present the results of the 239Pu resolved resonance evaluation eort.

Leal, Luiz C [ORNL] [ORNL; Noguere, G [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance] [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance; De Saint Jean, C [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance] [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance; Kahler, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Alternative Model for Electron Correlation in Pu  

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Using a density functional theory based approach that treats the 5f electrons relativistically, a Pu electronic structure with zero net magnetic moment is obtained, where the 5f orbital and 5f spin moments cancel each other. By combining the spin and orbital specific densities of states with state, spin and polarization specific transition moments, it is possible to reconstruct the experimentally observed photoemission spectra from Pu. Extrapolating to a spin-resolving Fano configuration, it is shown how this would resolve the extant controversy over Pu electronic structure.

Yu, S; Tobin, J; Soderlind, P

2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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PU IMMOBILIZATION - INDUCTION MELTING ND OFFGAS TESTING  

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The Cylindrical Induction Melter (CIM) at the Aiken County Technology Laboratory (ACTL) has been operated by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to support the Pu Disposition Conceptual Design (CD-0) development effort. The primary purpose of this report is to summarize the offgas sampling tests conducted in the CIM to capture and analyze the particulate and vapors emitted from lanthanide borosilicate (LaBS) Frit X with HfO{sub 2} as a surrogate for PuO{sub 2} and added impurities. In addition, this report describes several initial tests of the CIM for the vitrification of LaBS Frit X with HfO{sub 2}. The activities required to produce Frit X from batch chemical oxides for subsequent milling to yield glass frit of nominally 20 micron particle size are also discussed. The tests with impurities added showed that alkali salts such as NaCl and KCl were substantially emitted into the offgas system as the salt particulate, HCl, or Cl{sub 2}. Retention of Na and K in the glass were about 80 and 55%, respectively. Chloride retention was about 35%; chloride remaining in the glass was 0.29-0.37 wt%. Based on a material balance, approximately 83% of F fed was retained in the glass at about 0.09 wt % (F could not be measured directly at this concentration). Transition metals (Ni, Cu, Fe, Mo, Cr) were also volatilized to varying extents. A very small amount (<0.1 g) of nickel compounds and KCl were found in crystals deposited on the melter offgas line. Overall, about 58-72% of the impurities added were volatilized. Virtually all of the particulate species were collected on the nominal 0.3 {micro}m filter. The particulate evolution rate ranged from 2-8 g/kg glass/h. The particulate was found to be as small as 0.2 {micro}m and have an approximate median size of 0.5 {micro}m. The particulate salt was also found to stick together by forming bridges between particles. Further runs without washable salts are recommended. Measurements of particle size distribution for use in offgas system design and tests of simple impingement devices for particle collection are also recommended for tests in the near future.

Marra, J

2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Savings at the State Capitol Complex  

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the thermal savings expected from turning off air handlers. Details are given in Appendix C. Texas Governor's Energy Office Energy Systems Laboratory LoanSTAR O&M Program Texas A&M University State Capitol Complex O&M Report, p. 8 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION The O.... Texas Governor's Energy Office LoanSTAR O&M Program Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University State Capitol Complex O&M Report, p.9 Figure 3: Potential Annual O&M Savings for Eight Buildings in the State Capitol Complex Figure 4 shows the impact...

Houcek, J. K.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.; Katipamula, S.; Abbas, M.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear magnetic resonance offers new insights into Pu 239  

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Nuclear magnetic resonance offers new insights into Pu 239 Nuclear magnetic resonance offers new insights into Pu 239 Nuclear magnetic resonance offers new insights into Pu 239 Fingerprint of element found by LANL/Japanese team. May 29, 2012 How would the detonation of a nuclear energy source afffect an incoming asteroid? Georgios Koutroulakis and H. Yasuoka in the condensed-matter NMR lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory after having observed the magnetic resonance signal of Pu 239 for the first time. Get Expertise Scientist Eric Bauer Condensed Matter & Magnet Science Email Professor Hiroshi Yasuoka Japan Atomic Energy Agency "This discovery of the plutonium 239 magnetic resonance promises to revolutionize our understanding of plutonium solid state physics, chemistry, biology and materials science."

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Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Pyrochlore  

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Laboratory experiments on titanate ceramics were performed to verify whether certain assumptions are valid regarding the swelling, chemical durability, and microcracking that might occur as 239Pu decays. Titanate ceramics are the material of choice for the immobilization of surplus weapons-grade Pu. The short-lived isotope, 238Pu, was incorporated into the ceramic formulation to accelerate the effects of radiation induced damage. We report on the effects of this damage on the density (volumetric swelling <6%), crystal structure of pyrochlore-bearing specimens (amorphous after about 2?1018 ?/g), and dissolution (no change from fully the crystalline specimen). Even though the specimens became amorphous during the tests, there was no evidence for microcracking in the photomicrographs from the scanning electron microscope. Thus, although pyrochlore is susceptible to radiation-induced damage, the material remains chemically and physically viable as a material for immobilizing surplus weapons-grade Pu.

Strachan, Denis M.; Scheele, Randall D.; Buck, Edgar C.; Icenhower, Jonathan P.; Kozelisky, Anne E.; Sell, Rachel L.; Elovich, Robert J.; Buchmiller, William C.

2005-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Re-publication of the data from the BILL magnetic spectrometer: The cumulative $?$ spectra of the fission products of $^{235}$U, $^{239}$Pu, and $^{241}$Pu  

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In the 1980s, measurements of the cumulative $\\beta$ spectra of the fission products following the thermal neutron induced fission of $^{235}$U, $^{239}$Pu, and $^{241}$Pu were performed at the magnetic spectrometer BILL at the ILL in Grenoble. This data was published in bins of 250 keV. In this paper, we re-publish the original data in a binning of 50 keV for $^{235}$U and 100 keV for $^{239}$Pu and $^{241}$Pu.

N. Haag; W. Gelletly; F. von Feilitzsch; L. Oberauer; W. Potzel; K. Schreckenbach; A. A. Sonzogni

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Capture Cross Section Measurement on $^{238}$Pu at DANCE  

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The proposed neutron capture measurement for {sup 238}Pu was carried out in Nov-Dec, 2010, using the DANCE array at LANSCE, LANL. The total beam-on-target time is about 14 days plus additional 5 days for the background measurement. The target was prepared at LLNL with the new electrplating cell capable of plating the {sup 238}Pu isotope simultaneously on both sides of the 3-{micro}m thick Ti backing foil. A total mass of 395 {micro}g with an activity of 6.8 mCi was deposited onto the area of 7 mm in diameter. The {sup 238}Pu sample was enriched to 99.35%. The target was covered by 1.4 {micro}m double-side aluminized mylar and then inserted into a specially designed vacuum-tight container, shown in Fig. 1, for the {sup 238}Pu containment. The container was tested for leaks in the vacuum chamber at LLNL. An identical container without {sup 238}Pu was made as well and used as a blank for the background measurement.

Chyzh, A; Wu, C Y

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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O&M Best Practices - A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency (Release 2.0)  

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This guide, sponsored by DOE's Federal Energy Management Program, highlights operations and maintenance (O&M) programs targeting energy efficiency that are estimated to save 5% to 20% on energy bills without a significant capital investment. The purpose of this guide is to provide the federal O&M energy manager and practitioner with useful information about O&M management, technologies, energy efficiency and cost-reduction approaches.

Sullivan, Gregory P.; Pugh, Ray; Melendez, Aldo P.; Hunt, W. D.

2004-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Variability in PuO2 Intake by Inhalation: Implications for Worker Protection at the US Department of Energy  

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......with emphasis on possible DOE worker exposures at the Rocky Flats facility near Denver, Colorado. The alpha-emitting isotopes 238Pu, 239Pu, 240Pu and 242Pu are found at Rocky Flats. Although 238Pu is thought to be present in relatively......

B.R. Scott; A.F. Fencl

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Zirconolite  

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Specimens of titanate ceramics containing approximately 10 mass% 238Pu were tested to determine the long-term effects of radiation-induced damage from the ? decay of 239Pu that would have been disposed of in the nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. These tests provided information on the changes in bulk properties such as dimensions, densities, and chemical durability. Although these materials become amorphous at low doses, the specimens remained physically strong. Even after the radiation-induced swelling saturated, the specimens remained physically intact with no evidence for microcracking. Thus, in combination with results reported previously on similar materials, the material remains a physically viable material for the disposition of surplus weapons-grade Pu.

Strachan, Denis M.; Scheele, Randall D.; Buck, Edgar C.; Kozelisky, Anne E.; Sell, Rachel L.; Elovich, Robert J.; Buchmiller, William C.

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transuranic concentrations in reef and pelagic fish from the Marshall Islands. [/sup 239/Pu, /sup 240/Pu  

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Concentrations of /sup 239 + 240/Pu are reported in tissues of several species of reef and pelagic fish caught at 14 different atolls in the northern Marshall Islands. Several regularities that are species dependent are evident in the distribution of /sup 239 + 240/Pu among different body tissues. Concentrations in liver always exceeded those in bone and concentrations were lowest in the muscle of all fish analyzed. A progressive discrimination against /sup 239 + 240/Pu was observed at successive trophic levels at all atolls except Bikini and Enewetak, where it was difficult to conclude if any real difference exists between the average concentration factor for /sup 239 + 240/Pu among all fish, which include bottom feeding and grazing herbivores, bottom feeding carnivores, and pelagic carnivores from different atoll locations. The average concentration of /sup 239 + 240/Pu in the muscle of surgeonfish from Bikini and Enewetak was not significantly different from the average concentrations determined in these fish at the other, lesser contaminated atolls. Concentrations among all 3rd, 4th, and 5th trophic level species are highest at Bikini where higher environmental concentrations are found. The reasons for the anomalously low concentrations in herbivores from Bikini and Enewetak are not known.

Noshkin, V.E.; Eagle, R.J.; Wong, K.M.; Jokela, T.A.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Om Shakthi Renergies Ltd OSRL | Open Energy Information  

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FEMP Webcast: O&M Best Practices for Small-Scale PV Systems  

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Hosted by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), this seminar covers operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices for photovoltaic (PV) systems of 100 kilowatt or less, including planning for a PV O&M scope of work and maintenance procedures to keep the system operating at optimal capacity.

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On244Pu in lunar rocks from Fra Mauro and implications regarding their origin  

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The evidence forin situ produced fission xenon from244Pu in rock 14321 is presented. The inferred abundance ratio244Pu/238U is found to be consistent with values observed in a meteorite. Data from a stepwise rele...

K. Marti; B. D. Lightner; G. W. Lugmair

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Biogeochemical Cycling and Environmental Stability of Pu Relevant to Long-Term Stewardship of DOE Sites  

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The overall objective of this research is to understand the biogeochemical cycling of Pu in environments of interest to long-term DOE stewardship issues. Central to Pu cycling (transport initiation and immobilization) is the role of microorganisms. The hypothesis underlying this work is that microbial activity is the causative agent in initiating the mobilization of Pu in near-surface environments: through the transformation of Pu associated with solid phases, production of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) carrier phases and the creation of microenvironments. Also, microbial processes are central to the immobilization of Pu species, through the metabolism of organically complexed Pu species and Pu associated with extracellular carrier phases and the creation of environments favorable for Pu transport retardation.

Honeyman, Bruce D.; Francis, A.J.; Gillow, Jeffrey B.; Dodge, Cleveland J.; Santschi, Peter H.; Chin-Chang Hung; Diaz, Angelique; Tinnacher, Ruth; Roberts, Kimberly; Schwehr, Kathy

2006-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Biogeochemical Cycling and Environmental Stability of Pu Relevant to Long-Term Stewardship of DOE Sites  

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The overall objective of this proposed research is to understand the biogeochemical cycling of Pu in environments of interest to long-term DOE stewardship issues. Central to Pu cycling (transport initiation to immobilization) is the role of microorganisms. The hypothesis underlying this proposal is that microbial activity is the causative agent in initiating the mobilization of Pu in near-surface environments: through the transformation of Pu associated with solid phases, production of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) carrier phases, and the creation of microenvironments. Also, microbial processes are central to the immobilization of Pu species, through the metabolism of organically complexed Pu species and Pu associated with extracellular carrier phases and the creation of environments favorable for Pu transport retardation.

Francis, Arokiasamy J.; Santschi, Peter H.; Honeyman, Bruce D.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biogeochemical Cycling and Environmental Stability of Pu Relevant to Long-Term Stewardship of DOE Sites  

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The overall objective of this proposed research is to understand the biogeochemical cycling of Pu in environments of interest to long-term DOE stewardship issues. Central to Pu cycling (transport initiation to immobilization) is the role of microorganisms. The hypothesis underlying this proposal is that microbial activity is the causative agent in initiating the mobilization of Pu in near-surface environments: through the transformation of Pu associated with solid phases, production of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) carrier phases, and the creation of microenvironments. Also, microbial processes are central to the immobilization of Pu species, through the metabolism of organically complexed Pu species and Pu associated with extracellular carrier phases and the creation of environments favorable for Pu transport retardation.

Santschi, Peter H.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic Structure and Phase Transformations in Pu Alloys  

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Plutonium and plutonium-based alloys containing Al or Ga exhibit numerous phases with crystal structures ranging from simple monoclinic to face-centered cubic. Only recently, however, has there been increased convergence in the actinides community on the details of the equilibrium form of the phase diagrams. Practically speaking, while the phase diagrams that represent the stability of the fcc {delta}-phase field at room temperature are generally applicable, it is also recognized that Pu and its alloys are never truly in thermodynamic equilibrium because of self-irradiation effects, primarily from the alpha decay of Pu isotopes. This article covers past and current research on several properties of Pu and Pu-(Al or Ga) alloys and their connections to the crystal structure and the microstructure. We review the consequences of radioactive decay, the recent advances in understanding the electronic structure, the current research on phase transformations and their relations to phase diagrams and phase stability, the nature of the isothermal martensitic {delta} {yields} {alpha}{prime} transformation, and the pressure-induced transformations in the {delta}-phase alloys. New data are also presented on the structures and phase transformations observed in these materials following the application of pressure, including the formation of transition phases.

Schwartz, A J; Cynn, H; Blobaum, K M; Wall, M A; Moore, K T; Evans, W J; Farber, D L; Jeffries, J R; Massalski, T B

2008-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Delayed neutron emission measurements for U-235 and Pu-239  

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The delayed neutron emission rates of U-235 and Pu-239 samples were measured accurately from a thermal fission reaction. A Monte Carlo calculation using the Geant4 code was used to demonstrate the neutron energy independence of the detector used...

Chen, Yong

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of the negative ions: Ra-, Pa-, and Pu-  

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The negative ions of the isotopes Ra226, Pa231, and Pu244 have been observed by means of accelerator mass spectrometry and their properties compared with the negative ions of Th and U. The electron affinities of all these elements have been estimated to be similar and greater than 50 meV.

X.-L. Zhao; M.-J. Nadeau; M. A. Garwan; L. R. Kilius; A. E. Litherland

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A theoretical study of the ground state and lowest excited states of PuO0/+/+2 and PuO20/+/+2  

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The ground and excited states of neutral and cationic PuO and PuO2 have been studied with multiconfigurational quantum chemical methods followed by second order perturbation theory, the CASSCF/CASPT2 method. Scalar relativistic effects and spin-orbit coupling have been included in the treatment. As literature values for the ionization energy of PuO2 are in the wide range of ~;;6.6 eV to ~;;10.1 eV, a central goal of the computations was to resolve these discrepancies; the theoretical results indicate that the ionization energy is near the lower end of this range. The calculated ionization energies for PuO, PuO+ and PuO2+ are in good agreement with the experimental values.

Gibson, John K.; La Macchia, Giovanni; Infante, Ivan; Gagliardi, Laura; Raab, Juraj

2008-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Anaerobic Biotransformation and Mobility of Pu and of Pu-EDTA  

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The enhanced mobility of radionuclides by co-disposed chelating agent, ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA), is likely to occur only under anaerobic conditions. Our extensive effort to enrich and isolate anaerobic EDTA-degrading bacteria has failed. Others has tried and also failed. To explain the lack of anaerobic biodegradation of EDTA, we proposed that EDTA has to be transported into the cells for metabolism. A failure of uptake may contribute to the lack of EDTA degradation under anaerobic conditions. We demonstrated that an aerobic EDTA-degrading bacterium strain BNC1 uses an ABC-type transporter system to uptake EDTA. The system has a periplasmic binding protein that bind EDTA and then interacts with membrane proteins to transport EDTA into the cell at the expense of ATP. The bind protein EppA binds only free EDTA with a Kd of 25 nM. The low Kd value indicates high affinity. However, the Kd value of Ni-EDTA is 2.4 x 10^(-10) nM, indicating much stronger stability. Since Ni and other trace metals are essential for anaerobic respiration, we conclude that the added EDTA sequestrates all trace metals and making anaerobic respiration impossible. Thus, the data explain the lack of anaerobic enrichment cultures for EDTA degradation. Although we did not obtain an EDTA degrading culture under anaerobic conditions, our finding may promote the use of certain metals that forms more stable metal-EDTA complexes than Pu(III)-EDTA to prevent the enhanced mobility. Further, our data explain why EDTA is the most dominant organic pollutant in surface waters, due to the lack of degradation of certain metal-EDTA complexes.

Xun, Luying

2009-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerator Mass Spectrometric (AMS) Measurements of Plutonium Activity Concentrations and 240Pu/239Pu Atom Ratios In Soil Extracts Supplied by the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center  

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Plutonium-239 ({sup 239}Pu) and plutonium-239+240 ({sup 239+240}Pu) activities concentrations and {sup 240}Pu/{sup 239}Pu atom ratios are reported for a series of chemically purified soil extracts received from the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center (CEMRC) in New Mexico. Samples were analyzed without further purification at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). This report also includes a brief description of the AMS system and internal laboratory procedures used to ensure the quality and reliability of the measurement data.

Hamilton, T F; Brown, T A; Marchetti, A A; Martinelli, R E; Kehl, S R

2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetoluminescence of CdTe/MnTe/CdMgTe heterostructures with ultrathin MnTe layers  

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CdTe/MnTe/CdMgTe quantum-well structures with one or two monolayers of MnTe inserted at CdTe/CdMgTe interfaces were fabricated. The spectra of the excitonic luminescence from CdTe quantum wells and their variation with temperature indicate that introduction of ultrathin MnTe layers improves the interface quality. The effect of a magnetic field in the Faraday configuration on the spectral position of the exciton-emission peaks indicates that frustration of magnetic moments in one-monolayer MnTe insertions is weaker than in two-monolayer insertions. The effect of a magnetic field on the exciton localization can be explained in terms of the exciton wave-function shrinkage and obstruction of the photoexcited charge-carrier motion in the quantum well.

Agekyan, V. F., E-mail: vfag@rambler.ru [St. Petersburg State University, Fock Institute of Physics (Russian Federation); Holz, P. O. [Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics (Poland); Karczewski, G. [Linkoeping University (Sweden); Katz, V. N. [St. Petersburg State University, Fock Institute of Physics (Russian Federation); Moskalenko, E. S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (Russian Federation); Serov, A. Yu.; Filosofov, N. G. [St. Petersburg State University, Fock Institute of Physics (Russian Federation)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - NEAC Pu-238 Briefing.PPT [Compatibility Mode]  

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Pu Pu 238 Supply Recent Pu-238 Supply Developments Briefing for N l E Ad i C itt Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee J 9 2009 June 9, 2009 Alice Caponiti Office of Radioisotope Power Systems Status Update on Pu-238 Supply â—Ź DOE's FY 2010 Congressional budget request includes $30 million to reestablish a domestic Pu-238 production $30 million to reestablish a domestic Pu 238 production capability â–¬ NE is making plans for FY2010 should the project get funded g p p j g â—Ź Russian fuel shipment received in December 2008 â–¬ NE is continuing negotiations for the remaining shipments â–¬ NE is continuing negotiations for the remaining shipments â—Ź National Research Council study concluded that need to reestablish Pu-238 production is urgent p g â–¬ Specific findings and recommendations follow 2

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Potential Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Savings at the Dunbar Middle and Sims Elementary Schools  

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&M Report, p. 1 POTENTIAL OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O&M) SAVINGS AT DUNBAR MIDDLE AND SIMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTRODUCTION O&M savings refers to energy savings due to improved operation and maintenance of building systems. It is expected that the improved... by the remote energy management system at 5 p.m. Clearly, O&M savings can be expected from: (1) turning off lights at night; (2) improving custodial operations; (3) installing motion sensors in auditoriums, gymnasiums, book rooms and activity centers; (4...

Liu, M.; Houcek, J. K.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Pu-238 heat source granule containment  

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The Milliwatt Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) provides power for permissive-action links. These nuclear batteries convert thermal energy to electrical energy using a doped silicon-germanium thermopile. The thermal energy is provided by a heat source made of {sup 238}Pu, in the form of {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} granules. The granules are contained in 3 layers of encapsulation. A thin T-111 liner surrounds the {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} granules and protects the second layer (strength member) from exposure to the fuel granules. The T-111 strength member contains the fuel under impact condition. An outer clad of Hastelloy-C protects the T-111 from oxygen embrittlement. The T-111 strength member is considered the critical component in this {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} containment system. Any compromise in the strength member is something that needs to be characterized. Consequently, the T-111 strength member is characterized upon it's decommissioning through Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Metallography. SEM is used in Secondary Electron mode to reveal possible grain boundary deformation and/or cracking in the region of the strength member weld. Deformation and cracking uncovered by SEM are further characterized by Metallography. Metallography sections are mounted and polished, observed using optical microscopy, then documented in the form of photomicrographs. SEM may further be used to examine polished Metallography mounts to characterize elements using the SEM mode of Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS). This paper describes the characterization of the metallurgical condition of decommissioned RTG heat sources.

Richardson Ii, P D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thronas, D L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Romero, J P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sandoval, F E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Neuman, A D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Duncan, W S [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CdTe/CdZnTe pixellated radiation detector.  

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??The work in this thesis is focused on the study of CdTe/CdZnTe pixellated detectors. During this research, three main aspects have been covered in the… (more)

Mohd Zain, Rasif

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak topological insulators in PbTe/SnTe superlattices  

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It is desirable to realize topological phases in artificial structures by engineering electronic band structures. In this paper we investigate (PbTe)[subscript m](SnTe)[subscript 2n?m] superlattices along the [001] direction ...

Yang, Gang

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Aanvraagformulier facultaire subsidie INTENSIEVE TAALCURSUSSEN NB: De mogelijkheid om subsidie aan te vragen geldt uitsluitend voor studenten van  

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aanvraagformulier moet derhalve ondertekend worden door de volgende contactpersoon: BMW en Geneeskunde: Drs. E. Hack, 071-526 8310, e.hack@lumc.nl Gegevens aanvrager Naam: Adres: Postcode en woonplaats: Telefoonnummer

Hupkes, Hermen Jan

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Commercialization of cryptomelane-type manganese oxide (OMS-2) nanowire paper oil sorbent  

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Cryptomelane-type Manganese oxide (OMS-2, a group of Octahedral Molecular Sieves) nanowire paper exhibits interesting properties: reversible wettability, oleophilic while being hydrophobic, and high thermal stability. These ...

Soo, Haw Yun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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$Om$ diagnostic applied to scalar field models and slowing down of cosmic acceleration  

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We apply the $Om$ diagnostic to models for dark energy based on scalar fields. In case of the power law potentials, we demonstrate the possibility of slowing down the expansion of the Universe around the present epoch for a specific range in the parameter space. For these models, we also examine the issues concerning the age of Universe. We use the $Om$ diagnostic to distinguish the $\\Lambda$CDM model from non minimally coupled scalar field, phantom field and generic quintessence models. Our study shows that the $Om$ has zero, positive and negative curvatures for $\\Lambda$CDM, phantom and quintessence models respectively. We use an integrated data base (SN+Hubble+BAO+CMB) for bservational analysis and demonstrate that $Om$ is a useful diagnostic to apply to observational data.

Shahalam, M; Agarwal, Abhineet

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan for the U.S. Department...  

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management and land use control section of this O&M Plan. LM's 24-hour phone number and web address will be posted locally so that citizens can report sightings or concerns, such...

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AFS-2 FLOWSHEET MODIFICATIONS TO ADDRESS THE INGROWTH OF PU(VI) DURING METAL DISSOLUTION  

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In support of the Alternate Feed Stock Two (AFS-2) PuO{sub 2} production campaign, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) conducted a series of experiments concluding that dissolving Pu metal at 95°C using a 6–10 M HNO{sub 3} solution containing 0.05–0.2 M KF and 0–2 g/L B could reduce the oxidation of Pu(IV) to Pu(VI) as compared to dissolving Pu metal under the same conditions but at or near the boiling temperature. This flowsheet was demonstrated by conducting Pu metal dissolutions at 95°C to ensure that PuO{sub 2} solids were not formed during the dissolution. These dissolution parameters can be used for dissolving both Aqueous Polishing (AP) and MOX Process (MP) specification materials. Preceding the studies reported herein, two batches of Pu metal were dissolved in the H-Canyon 6.1D dissolver to prepare feed solution for the AFS-2 PuO{sub 2} production campaign. While in storage, UV-visible spectra obtained from an at-line spectrophotometer indicated the presence of Pu(VI). Analysis of the solutions also showed the presence of Fe, Ni, and Cr. Oxidation of Pu(IV) produced during metal dissolution to Pu(VI) is a concern for anion exchange purification. Anion exchange requires Pu in the +4 oxidation state for formation of the anionic plutonium(IV) hexanitrato complex which absorbs onto the resin. The presence of Pu(VI) in the anion feed solution would require a valence adjustment step to prevent losses. In addition, the presence of Cr(VI) would result in absorption of chromate ion onto the resin and could limit the purification of Pu from Cr which may challenge the purity specification of the final PuO{sub 2} product. Initial experiments were performed to quantify the rate of oxidation of Pu(IV) to Pu(VI) (presumed to be facilitated by Cr(VI)) as functions of the HNO{sub 3} concentration and temperature in simulated dissolution solutions containing Cr, Fe, and Ni. In these simulated Pu dissolutions studies, lowering the temperature from near boiling to 95 °C reduced the oxidation rate of Pu(IV) to Pu(VI). For 8.1 M HNO{sub 3} simulated dissolution solutions, at near boiling conditions >35% Pu(VI) was present in 50 h while at 95 °C <10% Pu(VI) was present at 50 h. At near boiling temperatures, eliminating the presence of Cr and varying the HNO{sub 3} concentration in the range of 7–8.5 M had little effect on the rate of conversion of Pu(IV) to Pu(VI). HNO{sub 3} oxidation of Pu(IV) to Pu(VI) in a pure solution has been reported previously. Based on simulated dissolution experiments, this study concluded that dissolving Pu metal at 95°C using a 6 to 10 M HNO{sub 3} solution 0.05–0.2 M KF and 0–2 g/L B could reduce the rate of oxidation of Pu(IV) to Pu(VI) as compared to near boiling conditions. To demonstrate this flowsheet, two small-scale experiments were performed dissolving Pu metal up to 6.75 g/L. No Pu-containing residues were observed in the solutions after cooling. Using Pu metal dissolution rates measured during the experiments and a correlation developed by Holcomb, the time required to completely dissolve a batch of Pu metal in an H-Canyon dissolver using this flowsheet was estimated to require nearly 5 days (120 h). This value is reasonably consistent with an estimate based on the Batch 2 and 3 dissolution times in the 6.1D dissolver and Pu metal dissolution rates measured in this study and by Rudisill et al. Data from the present and previous studies show that the Pu metal dissolution rate decreases by a factor of approximately two when the temperature decreased from boiling (112 to 116°C) to 95°C. Therefore, the time required to dissolve a batch of Pu metal in an H-Canyon dissolver at 95°C would likely double (from 36 to 54 h) and require 72 to 108 h depending on the surface area of the Pu metal. Based on the experimental studies, a Pu metal dissolution flowsheet utilizing 6–10 M HNO{sub 3} containing 0.05–0.2 M KF (with 0–2 g/L B) at 95°C is recommended to reduce the oxidation of Pu(IV) to Pu(VI) as compared to near boiling conditions. The time required to completely di

Crapse, K.; Rudisill, T.; O'Rourke, P.; Kyser, E.

2014-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Te INCLUSIONS IN CdTe GROWN FROM A SLOWLY COOLED Te SOLUTION AND BY THE TRAVELLING SOLVENT METHOD  

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135 Te INCLUSIONS IN CdTe GROWN FROM A SLOWLY COOLED Te SOLUTION AND BY THE TRAVELLING SOLVENT. Abstract. 2014 CdTe crystals have been grown from a slowly cooled Te solution and with the travelling. Introduction. - CdTe crystals for nuclear radia- tion detectors are usually grown from a slowly cooled solution

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Summary of Pu u O o - Kupaianaha Eruption, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii | Open  

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Summary of Pu u O o - Kupaianaha Eruption, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Summary of Pu u O o - Kupaianaha Eruption, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Summary of Pu_u _O_o - Kupaianaha Eruption, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Published USGS, Date Not Provided DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Summary of Pu_u _O_o - Kupaianaha Eruption, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Citation Summary of Pu_u _O_o - Kupaianaha Eruption, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii [Internet]. 2012. USGS. [cited 06/26/2013]. Available from: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/summary/ Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Summary_of_Pu_u_O_o_-_Kupaianaha_Eruption,_Kilauea_Volcano,_Hawaii&oldid=682513" Categories: References Uncited References

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Microsoft PowerPoint - 2-06_ Marra Pu solubility Tech Exchange - 1.ppt  

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the Solubility and Homogeneity the Solubility and Homogeneity of Plutonium in an Alkali Borosilicate Glass Jim Marra, Charles Crawford and Kevin Fox Savannah River National Laboratory EM Tech Exchange - Atlanta, GA Print Close 2 Outline * Background * Glass composition options * Vitrification processes * Hf as a surrogate for Pu in borosilicate glasses * Lanthanide borosilicate (LaBS) glass * Alkali borosilicate glass * Initial studies * Present study - Pu behavior in HLW glass * Pu behavior in the DWPF melter * Summary Print Close 3 Background * U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 1994 * U.S. and Russian surplus weapons Pu is a "clear and present danger" * U.S. to disposition up to 50 metric tons of surplus Pu * Protect surplus Pu from theft or diversion and reintroduction into nuclear arsenals * Bulk of U.S. material to be dispositioned by fabrication in

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Photoemission and the Electronic Structure of PuCoGa5  

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The electronic structure of the first Pu-based superconductor PuCoGa5 is explored using photoelectron spectroscopy and a novel theoretical scheme. Exceptional agreement between calculation and experiment defines a path forward for understanding the electronic structure aspects of Pu-based materials. The photoemission results show two separate regions of 5f electron spectral intensity, one at the Fermi energy and another centered 1.2 eV below the Fermi level. The results for PuCoGa5 clearly indicate 5f electron behavior on the threshold between localized and itinerant. Comparisons to delta phase Pu metal show a broader framework for understanding the fundamental electronic properties of the Pu 5f levels in general within two configurations, one localized and one itinerant.

J. J. Joyce, J. M. Wills, T. Durakiewicz, M. T. Butterfield, E. Guziewicz, J. L. Sarrao, L. A. Morales, A. J. Arko, and O. Eriksson

2003-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Bacterial Pu(V) reduction in the absence and presence of Fe(III)?NTA: modeling and experimental approach  

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Plutonium (Pu), a key contaminant at sites associated with the manufacture of nuclear weapons and with nuclear-energy wastes, can be precipitated to 'immobilized' plutonium phases in systems that promote bioreduction. Ferric iron (Fe{sup 3+}) is often present in contaminated sites, and its bioreduction to ferrous iron (Fe{sup 2+}) may be involved in the reduction of Pu to forms that precipitate. Alternately, Pu can be reduced directly by the bacteria. Besides Fe, contaminated sites often contain strong complexing ligands, such as nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA). We used biogeochemical modeling to interpret the experimental fate of Pu in the absence and presence of ferric iron (Fe{sup 3+}) and NTA under anaerobic conditions. In all cases, Shewanella alga BrY (S. alga) reduced Pu(V)(PuO{sub 2}{sup +}) to Pu(III), and experimental evidence indicates that Pu(III) precipitated as PuPO{sub 4(am)}. In the absence of Fe{sup 3+} and NTA, reduction of PuO{sub 2}{sup +} was directly biotic, but modeling simulations support that PuO{sub 2}{sup +} reduction in the presence of Fe{sup 3+} and NTA was due to an abiotic stepwise reduction of PuO{sub 2}{sup +} to Pu{sup 4+}, followed by reduction of Pu{sup 4+} to Pu{sup 3+}, both through biogenically produced Fe{sup 2+}. This means that PuO{sub 2}{sup +} reduction was slowed by first having Fe{sup 3+} reduced to Fe{sup 2+}. Modeling results also show that the degree of PuPO{sub 4(am)} precipitation depends on the NTA concentration. While precipitation out-competes complexation when NTA is present at the same or lower concentration than Pu, excess NTA can prevent precipitation of PuPO{sub 4(am)}.

Deo, Randhir P.; Rittmann, Bruce E.; Reed, Donald T. (AZU); (Guam); (LANL)

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Removal of Pu238 from Neptunium Solution by Anion Exchange  

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A new anion flowsheet for use in HB-Line was tested in the lab with Reillex{trademark} HPQ for removal of Pu{sup 238} contamination from Np. Significant rejection of Pu{sup 238} was observed by washing with 6 to 12 bed volumes (BV) of reductive wash containing reduced nitric acid concentration along with both ferrous sulfamate (FS) and hydrazine. A shortened-height column was utilized in these tests to match changes in the plant equipment. Lab experiments scaled to plant batch sizes of 1500 to 2200 g Np were observed with modest losses for up-flow washing. Down-flow washing was observed to have high losses. The following are recommended conditions for removing Pu{sup 238} from Np solutions by anion exchange in HB-Line: (1) Feed conditions: Up-flow 6.4-8 M HNO{sub 3}, 0.02 M hydrazine, 0.05 M excess FS, less than 5 days storage of solution after FS addition. (2) Reductive Wash conditions: Up-flow 6-12 BV of 6.4 M HNO{sub 3}, 0.05 M FS, 0.05 M hydrazine. 1.8 mL/min/cm{sup 2} flowrate. (3) Decontamination Wash conditions: Up-flow 1-2 BV of 6.4-8 M HNO{sub 3}, no FS, no hydrazine. (4) Elution conditions: Down-flow 0.17 M HNO{sub 3}, 0.05 M hydrazine, no FS.

KYSER, EDWARD

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reductive Dissolution of Pu(IV) by Clostridium sp. Under Anaerobic Conditions  

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238,239,240Pu (gross alpha activity 1.7 × 105?pCi/L) isotopes were detected in leachate samples collected from the low-level radioactive-waste disposal sites at West Valley, NY and Maxey Flats, KY (3-5). ... Pu in trench leachates at the Maxey Flats radioactive waste disposal site exists as dissolved species, primarily Pu(IV) complexes with strong org. ... The SIT is used for ionic strength corrections. ...

Arokiasamy J. Francis; Cleveland J. Dodge; Jeffrey B. Gillow

2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanofibers (PU and PAN) and nanoparticles (Nanoclay and MWNTs) simultaneous effects on polyurethane foam sound absorption  

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In this research, simultaneous effects of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and polyurethane (PU) nanofibers, multi wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and nanoclay incorporation on sound absorption behavior of polyurethane ... ...

Hossein Bahrambeygi; Niloufar Sabetzadeh; Amir Rabbi…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pb-210 and Pu-239,240 in nearshore Gulf of Mexico sediments  

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sediment resuspension and allows for additional scavenging of Pb-210 and Pu from overlyi. ng waters. Mixing of sediment at depths below the rapidly mixed surface layer also may play a role in increasing sediment inventories of Pb-210 and Pu... Redistribution of Pb-210 and Pu within the Sediment. . . . 17 SAMPLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. 19 SAMPLING AND ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES. 25 Sedi. ment Sampling Pb-210 Analysis 25 25 Pu Analysis 27 Ra-226 Analysis 28 Mn and Al Analysis 29 Carbonate Analysis...

Rotter, Richard Joseph

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of advanced technologies for stabilization of {sup 238}Pu-contaminated waste  

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This paper presents an overview of potential technologies for stabilization of {sup 238}Pu-contaminated waste. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has processed {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} fuel into heat sources for space and terrestrial uses for the past several decades. The 88-year half-life of {sup 238}Pu and thermal power of approximately 0.6 watts/gram make this isotope ideal for missions requiring many years of dependable service in inaccessible locations. However, the same characteristic which makes {sup 238}Pu attractive for heat source applications, the high Curie content (17 Ci/gram versus 0.06 Ci/gram for 239{sup Pu}), makes disposal of {sup 238}Pu-contaminated waste difficult. Specifically, the thermal load limit on drums destined for transport to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), 0.23 gram per drum for combustible waste, is impossible to meet for nearly all {sup 238}Pu-contaminated glovebox waste. Use of advanced waste treatment technologies including Molten Salt Oxidation (MSO) and aqueous chemical separation will eliminate the combustible matrix from {sup 238}Pu-contaminated waste and recover kilogram quantities of {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} from the waste stream. A conceptual design of these advanced waste treatment technologies will be presented.

Ramsey, K.B.; Foltyn, E.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Heslop, J.M. [Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, MD (United States)

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction of plutonium with water kinetic and equilibrium behavior of binary and ternary phases in the Pu + O + H system  

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The kinetic and equilibrium behavior of the Pu + O + H system has been studied by measuring the production of hydrogen gas formed by a sequence of hydrolysis reactions. The kinetic dependence of the Pu + H/sub 2/O reaction on salt concentration and temperature has been defined. The metal is quantitatively converted to a fine black powder which has been identified as plutonium monoxide monohydride, PuOH. Other hydrolysis products formed in aqueous media include a second oxide hydride, Pu/sub 7/O/sub 9/H/sub 3/, and the oxides Pu/sub 2/O/sub 3/, Pu/sub 7/O/sub 12/, Pu/sub 9/O/sub 16/, Pu/sub 10/O/sub 18/, Pu/sub 12/O/sub 22/, and PuO/sub 2/. Thermal decomposition products of PuOH include Pu/sub 2/O/sub 2/H and PuO. A tentative phase diagram for Pu + O + H is presented and structural relationships of the oxide hydrides and oxides are discussed. 10 figures, 5 tables.

Haschke, J.M.; Hodges, A.E. III; Bixby, G.E.; Lucas, R.L.

1983-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation damage effects in candidate titanates for Pu disposition: Zirconolite  

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Results from studies of radiation-induced damage from the alpha decay of 238Pu on the density and crystal structure of a nominally phase-pure zirconolite and two other zirconolite-bearing ceramics are discussed. Macro and micro swelling were found to be temperature independent, whereas the density determined with He gas pycnometry was temperature dependent. Approximately 2.6 × 1018 ?/g were needed to render the specimens X-ray amorphous– more to saturate the swelling. Unlike pyrochlore-based ceramics, we did not observe any phase changes associated with storage temperature and damage ingrowth. The forward dissolution rate at a pH value of 2 for material containing essentially all zirconolite is 1.7(4) × 10?3 g/(m2 d) with very little pH dependence and no dependence on the amount of radiation-induced damage. Even after the radiation-induced swelling saturated, the specimens remained physically intact with no evidence for microcracking. Thus, the material remains physically a viable material for the disposition of surplus weapons-grade Pu.

D.M. Strachan; R.D. Scheele; E.C. Buck; A.E. Kozelisky; R.L. Sell; R.J. Elovich; W.C. Buchmiller

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Luminescence Enhancement of CdTe Nanostructures in LaF3:Ce/CdTe...  

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Enhancement of CdTe Nanostructures in LaF3:CeCdTe Nanocomposites. Luminescence Enhancement of CdTe Nanostructures in LaF3:CeCdTe Nanocomposites. Abstract: Radiation detection...

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How to Determine and Verify Operating and Maintenance (O&M) Savings in Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts  

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Document describes guidance on operations and maintenance (O&M) savings determination and verification within the energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

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Potential Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Savings at Schools in the Ft. Worth Independent School District  

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31 State Energy Conservation Office Energy Systems Laboratory LoanSTAR O&M Program Texas A&M University FWISD O&M Potential in 104 Schools, P.I POTENTIAL OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SAVINGS AT SCHOOLS IN THE FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT... Office LoanSTAR O&M Program Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University FWISD O&M Potential in 104 Schools, P.I 1 Figure 3b: The Potential Savings vs the Annual Peak Demand for 104 Schools The total potential electricity and gas savings are shown...

Liu, M.; Reddy, T. A.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Nyhetsbrev frn teckensprksavdelningen, v6 2013 Om ni inte hade mjlighet att vara med p symposiet "Perspektiv p dvas  

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1 (1) Nyhetsbrev från teckenspråksavdelningen, v6 2013 Om ni inte hade möjlighet att vara med på

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Highly accurate measurements of the spontaneous fission half-life of 240,242Pu  

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Fast spectrum neutron-induced fission cross-section data for transuranic isotopes are of special demand from the nuclear data community. In particular highly accurate data are needed for the new generation IV nuclear applications. The aim is to obtain precise neutron-induced fission cross sections for 240Pu and 242Pu. To do so, accurate data on spontaneous fission half-lives must be available. Also, minimizing uncertainties in the detector efficiency is a key point. We studied both isotopes by means of a twin Frisch-grid ionization chamber with the goal of improving the present data on the neutron-induced fission cross section. For the two plutonium isotopes the high ?-particle decay rates pose a particular problem to experiments due to piling-up events in the counting gas. Argon methane and methane were employed as counting gases, the latter showed considerable improvement in signal generation due to its higher drift velocity. The detection efficiency for both samples was determined, and improved spontaneous fission half-lives were obtained with very low statistical uncertainty (0.13% for 240Pu and 0.04% for 242Pu): for 240Pu, T1/2,SF=1.165×1011 yr (1.1%), and for 242Pu, T1/2,SF=6.74×1010 yr (1.3%). Systematic uncertainties are due to sample mass (0.4% for 240Pu and 0.9% for 242Pu) and efficiency (1%).

P. Salvador-Castińeira; T. Bry?; R. Eykens; F.-J. Hambsch; A. Moens; S. Oberstedt; G. Sibbens; D. Vanleeuw; M. Vidali; C. Pretel

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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V-213: PuTTY SSH Handshake Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities | Department of  

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3: PuTTY SSH Handshake Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities 3: PuTTY SSH Handshake Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities V-213: PuTTY SSH Handshake Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities August 7, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: SEARCH-LAB has reported some vulnerabilities in PuTTY PLATFORM: PuTTY 0.x ABSTRACT: The vulnerabilities can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system. REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA54354 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3520 CVE-2013-4206 CVE-2013-4207 CVE-2013-4208 CVE-2013-4852 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: The vulnerabilities are caused due to some integer overflow errors when handling the SSH handshake and can be exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows via a negative handshake message length. IMPACT: Successful exploitation of may allow execution of arbitrary code

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Hydrogen trapping in ?-Pu: insights from electronic structure calculations  

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Density functional theory calculations have been performed to provide details of the structural and charge-transfer details related to the solid solution of hydrogen in (?)-plutonium. We follow the Flanagan model that outlines the process by which hydrogen interacts with a metal to produce hydride phases, via a sequence of surface, interstitial and defect-bound (trapped) states. Due to the complexities of the electronic structure in plutonium solid-state systems, we take the pragmatic approach of adopting the 'special quasirandom structure' to disperse the atomic magnetic moments. We find that this approach produces sound structural and thermodynamic properties in agreement with the available experimental data. In ?-Pu, hydrogen has an exothermic binding energy to all of the states relevant in the Flanagan model, and, furthermore, is anionic in all these states. The charge transfer is maximized (i.e. most negative for hydrogen) in the hydride phase. The pathway from surface to hydride is sequentially exothermic, in the order surface

Christopher D Taylor; Sarah C Hernandez; Michael F Francis; Daniel S Schwartz; Asok K Ray

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Zirconolite  

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This is the second of two papers on the results of radiation-induced damage accumulation in titanate ceramics that potentially could be used for weapons grade plutonium disposition. In the first paper we discussed the results from pyrochlore (betafite) based ceramics. In this paper, we discuss the effects of radiation-induced damage on the density and crystal structure of a nominally phase-pure zirconolite and two other zirconolite-bearing ceramics from the alpha decay of 238Pu. Macro (bulk) and micro (X-ray diffraction) swelling were found to be temperature independent, whereas the density determined with He gas pycnometry was temperature dependent. It took approximately 740 days (2.6?1018 ?/g) for the specimens to become X-ray amorphous—longer for the swelling to saturate. Unlike what we observed for the pyrochlore-based ceramics, we did not observe any phase changes associated with storage temperature and damage ingrowth. The forward dissolution rate at a pH value of 2 for material containing essentially all zirconolite is 1.7(4)?10-3 g/(m2?d). Very little pH dependence was observed for zirconolite specimens and, like we observed for the pyrochlore-bearing ceramics in this study, there was no dependence on the amount of radiation-induced damage. As with the pyrochlore, these materials did not become substantially friable with increasing radiation-induced damage. Even after the radiation-induced swelling saturated, the specimens remained physically intact with no evidence for microcracking. Thus, the material remains physically a viable material for the disposition of surplus weapons-grade Pu.

Strachan, Denis M.; Scheele, Randall D.; Buck, Edgar C.; Kozelisky, Anne E.; Sell, Rachel L.; Elovich, Robert J.; Buchmiller, William C.

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Consistent Data Assimilation of Isotopes: 242Pu and 105Pd  

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In this annual report we illustrate the methodology of the consistent data assimilation that allows to use the information coming from integral experiments for improving the basic nuclear parameters used in cross section evaluation. A series of integral experiments are analyzed using the EMPIRE evaluated files for 242Pu and 105Pd. In particular irradiation experiments (PROFIL-1 and -2, TRAPU-1, -2 and -3) provide information about capture cross sections, and a critical configuration, COSMO, where fission spectral indexes were measured, provides information about fission cross section. The observed discrepancies between calculated and experimental results are used in conjunction with the computed sensitivity coefficients and covariance matrix for nuclear parameters in a consistent data assimilation. The results obtained by the consistent data assimilation indicate that not so large modifications on some key identified nuclear parameters allow to obtain reasonable C/E. However, for some parameters such variations are outside the range of 1 s of their initial standard deviation. This can indicate a possible conflict between differential measurements (used to calculate the initial standard deviations) and the integral measurements used in the statistical data adjustment. Moreover, an inconsistency between the C/E of two sets of irradiation experiments (PROFIL and TRAPU) is observed for 242Pu. This is the end of this project funded by the Nuclear Physics Program of the DOE Office of Science. We can indicate that a proof of principle has been demonstrated for a few isotopes for this innovative methodology. However, we are still far from having explored all the possibilities and made this methodology to be considered proved and robust. In particular many issues are worth further investigation: • Non-linear effects • Flexibility of nuclear parameters in describing cross sections • Multi-isotope consistent assimilation • Consistency between differential and integral experiments

G. Palmiotti; H. Hiruta; M. Salvatores

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TE Connectivity Finds Answers in Tomography  

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TE Connectivity Finds Answers in Tomography TE Connectivity Finds Answers in Tomography Print Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:50 TE Connectivity is a world leader in connectivity-the...

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Ris har udgivet en rapport om moderne bioenergi. Den slr fast, at  

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Risø har udgivet en rapport om moderne bioenergi. Den slår fast, at biomasse er en ligeså værdifuld teknologi, der skal til for at udnytte hele dens potentiale. RIS�NYT N O 42003 MODERNE BIOENERGI HAR STORE MULIGHEDER Moderne bioenergi har store muligheder Af Hans Larsen, Jens Kossmann og Leif Sønderberg Petersen

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Om Ocean Energy Centre Vrt uppdrag r att frmja havsenergiindustrin i Sverige  

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test med uppankring av "slangen" i havet) Waves4Power Vigor WaveEnergy Ocean Harvester Deep Green simulation · Power from the ocean Ocean Mechanical system Electrical System · Power take-off · ElectricOm Ocean Energy Centre Vårt uppdrag är att främja havsenergiindustrin i Sverige och

Lemurell, Stefan

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Interfacing Oz with the PCTE OMS Wenke Lee Gail E. Kaiser  

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is an environment that has process control and integration services provided by Oz, data integration services mechanism to control its use within an environment. Data integration normally is based on an object modelInterfacing Oz with the PCTE OMS Wenke Lee Gail E. Kaiser fwenke, kaiserg@cs.columbia.edu Columbia

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Phase I study of OM-174, a lipid A analogue, with  

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Phase I study of OM-174, a lipid A analogue, with assessment Lizard3,5 , Jean-François Jeannin1,4,5 and Marc Bardou1,3,5,7 Abstract Background: Lipids A in turn stimulates secretion of cytokines, and activates the inducible nitric oxide synthase, as well

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Controlling O&M Costs of Advanced SMRs using Prognostics and Enhanced Risk Monitoring  

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Advanced small modular reactors (AdvSMRs) can contribute to safe, sustainable, and carbon-neutral energy production. The economics of small reactors (including AdvSMRs) will be impacted by the reduced economy-of-scale savings when compared to traditional light water reactors. The most significant controllable element of the day-to-day costs involves operations and maintenance (O&M). Enhancing affordability of AdvSMRs through technologies that help control O&M costs will be critical to ensuring their practicality for wider deployment.A significant component of O&M costs is the management and mitigation of degradation of components due to their impact on planning maintenance activities and staffing levels. Technologies that help characterize real-time risk of failure of key components are important in this context. Given the possibility of frequently changing AdvSMR plant configurations, approaches are needed to integrate three elements – advanced plant configuration information, equipment condition information, and risk monitors – to provide a measure of risk that is customized for each AdvSMR unit and support real-time decisions on O&M. This article describes an overview of ongoing research into diagnostics/prognostics and enhanced predictive risk monitors (ERM) for this purpose.

Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Hirt, Evelyn H.; Coles, Garill A.; Meyer, Ryan M.; Coble, Jamie B.; Wood, Richard T.

2014-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfacing Oz with the PCTE OMS: A Case Study of Integrating a Legacy System with a Standard  

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Interfacing Oz with the PCTE OMS: A Case Study of Integrating a Legacy System with a Standard to the PCTE OMS. The resulting proof­of­concept hybrid system has process control and integration services), testing, and documenting. Support is more effective if the environment is integrated -- if all its

Lee, Wenke

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Criticality Safety Controls for 55-Gallon Drums with a Mass Limit of 200 grams Pu-239  

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The following 200-gram Pu drum criticality safety controls are applicable to RHWM drum storage operations: (1) Mass (Fissile/Pu) - each 55-gallon drum or its equivalent shall be limited to 200 gram Pu or Pu equivalent; (2) Moderation - Hydrogen materials with a hydrogen density greater than that (0.133 g H/cc) of polyethylene and paraffin are not allowed and hydrogen materials with a hydrogen density no greater than that of polyethylene and paraffin are allowed with unlimited amounts; (3) Interaction - a spacing of 30-inches (76 cm) is required between arrays and 200-gram Pu drums shall be placed in arrays for 200-gram Pu drums only (no mingling of 200-gram Pu drums with other drums not meeting the drum controls associated with the 200-gram limit); (4) Reflection - no beryllium and carbon/graphite (other than the 50-gram waiver amount) is allowed, (note that Nat-U exceeding the waiver amount is allowed when its U-235 content is included in the fissile mass limit of 200 grams); and (5) Geometry - drum geometry, only 55-gallon drum or its equivalent shall be used and array geometry, 55-gallon drums are allowed for 2-high stacking. Steel waste boxes may be stacked 3-high if constraint.

Chou, P

2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a canine {sup 238}Pu dosimetry model to human bioassay data  

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Associated with the use of 2{sup 238}Pu in thermoelectric power sources for space probes and power supplies for cardiac devices is the potential for human exposure to {sup 238}Pu, primarily by inhalation. In the event of human internal exposure, a means is needed for assessing the level of intake and calculating radiation doses. Several bioassay/dosimetry models have been developed for {sup 239}Pu. However, results from studies with laboratory animals have indicated that the biokinetics, and therefore the descriptive models, of {sup 238}Pu are significantly different from those for {sup 239}Pu. A canine model accounting for these differences has been applied in this work to urinary excretion data from seven humans occupationally exposed to low levels of an insoluble {sup 238}Pu compound. The modified model provides a good description of the urinary excretion kinetics observed in the exposed humans. The modified model was also used to provide estimates of the initial intakes of {sup 238}Pu for the seven individuals; these estimates ranged from 4.5 nCi (170 Bq) to 87 nCi (3200 Bq). Autopsy data on the amount and distribution of {sup 238}Pu retained in the organs may be used in the future to validate or refute both these estimates and the assumptions used to formulate the human model. Modification of the human model to simulate an injection exposure to {sup 239}Pu gave patterns of retention in the organs and urinary excretion comparable to those seen previously in humans; further modification of the model using fecal data (unavailable for the subjects of this study) is indicated.

Hickman, A.W. Jr. [Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Coulomb Correlations on the Electronic Structure of PuCoGa5  

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We investigate the effect of strong Coulomb correlations on the electronic structure of the Pu-based superconductor PuCoGa5 by employing the relativistic local spin density approximation+ Hubbard U (LSDA+U) method. The inclusion of intra-atomic Coulomb U and exchange J parameters leads to a significant reconstruction of the f states electronic structure over that given by the LSDA approach. At variance with the LSDA, the LSDA+U suggests “jj”-like coupling for the Pu 5f manifold.

Alexander B. Shick, Václav Janiš, and Peter M. Oppeneer

2005-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Isochronal annealing of radiation damage in (alpha)- and (delta)-Pu alloys  

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Magnetic isochronal annealing curves were measured on specimens of self damaged {alpha}-Pu and several {delta}-Pu alloys stabilized by Ga and Am. These results are compared to one another and to isochronal resistivity annealing curves, where distinct differences are observed between the magnetic and resistive annealing for the case of {delta}-Pu. The first stage of annealing observed in the resistivity measurements is largely missing from the magnetic measurements, indicating that interstitials contribute little if any signal to the magnetization, while the onset of vacancy migration is strongly reflected in the magnetization signal.

McCall, S K; Fluss, M J; Chung, B W; Haire, R G

2009-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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RAPID DETERMINATION OF 237 NP AND PU ISOTOPES IN WATER BY INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY AND ALPHA SPECTROMETRY  

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A new method that allows rapid preconcentration and separation of plutonium and neptunium in water samples was developed for the measurement of {sup 237}Np and Pu isotopes by inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and alpha spectrometry; a hybrid approach. {sup 238}U can interfere with {sup 239}Pu measurement by ICP-MS as {sup 238}UH{sup +} mass overlap and {sup 237}Np via peak tailing. The method provide enhanced removal of uranium by separating Pu and Np initially on TEVA Resin, then moving Pu to DGA resin for additional removal of uranium. The decontamination factor for uranium from Pu is almost 100,000 and the decontamination factor for U from Np is greater than 10,000. This method uses stacked extraction chromatography cartridges and vacuum box technology to facilitate rapid separations. Preconcentration is performed using a streamlined calcium phosphate precipitation method. Purified solutions are split between ICP-MS and alpha spectrometry so that long and short-lived Pu isotopes can be measured successfully. The method allows for simultaneous extraction of 20 samples (including QC samples) in 4 to 6 hours, and can also be used for emergency response. {sup 239}Pu, {sup 242}Pu and {sup 237}Np were measured by ICP-MS, while {sup 236}Pu, {sup 238}Pu, and {sup 239}Pu were measured by alpha spectrometry.

Maxwell, S.; Jones, V.; Culligan, B.; Nichols, S.; Noyes, G.

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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IR spectroscopy of lattice vibrations and comparative analysis of the ZnTe/CdTe quantum-dot superlattices on the GaAs substrate and with the ZnTe and CdTe buffer layers  

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A comparative analysis of multiperiod ZnTe/CdTe superlattices with the CdTe quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy on the GaAs substrate with the ZnTe and CdTe buffer layers is carried out. The elastic-stress-induced shifts of eigenfrequencies of the modes of the CdTe- and ZnTe-like vibrations of materials forming similar superlattices but grown on different buffer ZnTe and CdTe layers are compared. The conditions of formation of quantum dots in the ZnTe/CdTe superlattices on the ZnTe and CdTe buffer layers differ radically.

Kozyrev, S. P. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Institute of Physics (Russian Federation)], E-mail: skozyrev@sci.lebedev.ru

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Surprising Coordination Geometry Differences in Ce(IV)- and Pu(IV)-Maltol Complexes  

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As part of a study to characterize the detailed coordination behavior of Pu(IV), single crystal X-ray diffraction structures have been determined for Pu(IV) and Ce(IV) complexes with the naturally-occurring ligand maltol (3-hydroxy-2-methyl-pyran-4-one) and its derivative bromomaltol (5-bromo-3-hydroxy-2-methyl-pyran-4-one). Although Ce(IV) is generally accepted as a structural analog for Pu(IV), and the maltol complexes of these two metals are isostructural, the corresponding bromomaltol complexes are strikingly different with respect to ligand orientation about the metal ion: All complexes exhibit trigonal dodecahedral coordination geometry but the Ce(IV)-bromomaltol complex displays an uncommon ligand arrangement not mirrored in the Pu(IV) complex, although the two metal species are generally accepted to be structural analogs.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Raymond, Kenneth; Szigethy, Geza; Xu, Jide; Gorden, Anne E.V.; Teat, Simon J.; Shuh, David K.; Raymond, Kenneth N.

2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Rigid foam polyurethane (PU) derived from castor oil (Ricinus communis) for thermal insulation in roof systems  

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This paper discusses the response of the thermal insulation lining of rigid foam polyurethane (PU) derived from castor oil (Ricinus communis) in heat conditions, based on dynamic climate approach. Liners have been widely used, because the coverage of buildings is responsible for the greatest absorption of heat by radiation, but the use of PU foam derived from this vegetal oil is unprecedented and has the advantage of being biodegradable and renewable. The hot wire parallel method provided the thermal conductivity value of the foam. The thermogravimetric analysis enabled the study of the foam decomposition and its lifetime by kinetic evaluation that involves the decomposition process. The PU foam thermal behavior analysis was performed by collecting experimental data of internal surface temperature measured by thermocouples and assessed by representative episode of the climatic fact. The results lead to the conclusion that the PU foam derived from castor oil can be applied to thermal insulation of roof systems and is an environmentally friendly material.

Grace Tibério Cardoso; Salvador Claro Neto; Francisco Vecchia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of defects on magnetic properties of fcc-Pu  

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The influence of vacancies and interstitial atoms on magnetism in Pu is considered in the framework of the density functional theory. The crystal structure relaxation arising due to various types of defects is calculated using the molecular dynamics method with a modified embedded atom model. The local density approximation with explicit inclusion of Coulomb and spin-orbit interactions is applied in matrix invariant form to describe correlation effects in Pu with these types of defects. The calculations show that both vacancies and interstitials give rise to local moments in the f-shell of Pu in good agreement with experimental data for aged Pu. Magnetism appears due to the destruction of a delicate balance between spin-orbit and exchange interactions.

Shorikov, A. O.; Anisimov, V. I.; Korotin, M. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Physics (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Physics (Russian Federation); Dremov, V. V., E-mail: vvd0531@mail.ru; Sapozhnikov, Ph. A. [Russian Federal Nuclear Center 'Institute of Technical Physics,' (Russian Federation)] [Russian Federal Nuclear Center 'Institute of Technical Physics,' (Russian Federation)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermophysical properties of ??Pu{sub 2}O{sub 3}: A new potential model  

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??Pu{sub 2}O{sub 3} is an important material among plutonium based materials in nuclear industry. Pure plutonium surfaces quickly oxidizes into ??Pu{sub 2}O{sub 3} and PuO{sub 2} which are in the form of layers one on another. Here we have investigated thermal properties of ??Pu{sub 2}O{sub 3} by molecular dynamics simulation by using a partially ionic semi-empirical rigid ion potential. Mechanical properties, thermal expansion, and heat capacity are calculated. Results were compared with available experimental data and quantum calculation [2]. Due to the experimental limitations such as toxicity and radiation effects, studying the physical properties of such materials from molecular dynamics simulations have vital importance.

Günay, S. D., E-mail: sdgunay@gmail.com; Akdere, Ü.; Ta?seven, Ç. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Yildiz Technical University, Davutpaţa Campus, Esenler, 34210, Istanbul (Turkey); Akgenç, B., E-mail: berna.akgenc@kirklareli.edu.tr [Kýrklareli University Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kavaklý, 39060, Kýrklareli (Turkey)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Methylbutylmalonamide as an extractant for U(VI), Pu(IV) and Am(III)  

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The unsymmetrical diamide methylbuthylmalonamide has been synthesized and used in the extraction of U(VI), Pu(IV) and Am(III) in benzene medium. The distribution ratio for the three cations was found to increa...

G. M. Nair; D. R. Prabhu; G. R. Mahajan

1994-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Top Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Efficiency Opportunities at DoD/Army Sites - A Guide for O&M/Energy Managers and Practitioners  

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This report, sponsored the Army's Energy Engineering Analysis Program, provides the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Energy manager and practitioner with useful information about the top O&M opportunities consistently found across the DoD/Army sector. The target is to help the DoD/Army sector develop a well-structured and organized O&M program.

Sullivan, Gregory P.; Dean, Jesse D.; Dixon, Douglas R.

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION Project ID No. BM-OM-1006  

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OM-1006 OM-1006 Title: Video Inspection of BM 36-inch Raw Water Pipeline Description: Subcontractor shall shall provide all supervision, labor, materials, tools, supplies, transportation, facilities, equipment, and services to perform the work in connection with the piping inspection and video analysis as required for the BM 36-inch Raw Water pipeline from the RWIS pig receiver to the High Pressure Pump Pad pig launcher. Regulatory Requirements: NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021) 10 CFR 1021.410 (Application of Categorical Exclusions) (a) The actions listed in Appendices A and B of Subpart D are classes of actions that DOE has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment (categorical exclusions).

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RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION Project 10 No. BM-OM-1001  

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OM-1001 OM-1001 Title: Rework BM Seaway Dock Terminal Bypass Valve MOV-C30B Description: Subcontractor shall provide all supervision, transportation, labor, materials, and equipment required to perform valve repairs on the Seaway Dock Terminal bypass valve MOV-C30B. Work shall be performed on the valve inside the Seaway Dock Terminal. Regulatory Requirements: NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021) 10 CFR 1021.410 (Application of Categorical Exclusions) (a) The actions listed in Appendices A and B of Subpart D are classes of actions that DOE has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment (categorical exclusions). (b) To find that a proposal is categorically excluded, DOE shall determine the following:

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RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION Project ID No. BH-OM-1012  

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OM-1012 OM-1012 Title: BH Raw Water Brine Header Piping Inspection Description: Subcontractor shall provide all supervision, transportation, labor, materials and equipment required to locate, excavate, and inspect two locations of the BH Raw Water/Brine Site Piping Header. Inspections will be performed by Automated Ultrasonic Testing. All work will be done on Government property. Regulatory Requirements: NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021) 10 CFR 1021.410 (Application of Categorical Exclusions) (a) The actions listed in Appendices A and B of Subpart 0 are classes of actions that DOE has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment (categorical exclusions). (b) To find that a proposal is categorically excluded, DOE shall determine the following:

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COMPUTER SIMULATIONS TO ADDRESS PU-FE EUTECTICISSUE IN 3013 STORAGE VESSEL  

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On November 22, 2005, the Manager of the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) in Richland, WA issued an Occurrence Report involving a potential Pu-Fe eutectic failure mechanism for the stainless steel (SS) 3013 cans containing plutonium (Pu) metal. Four additional reports addressed nuclear safety concerns about the integrity of stainless steel containers holding plutonium during fire scenarios. The reports expressed a belief that the probability and consequences of container failure due to the formation of a plutonium-iron eutectic alloy had been overlooked. Simplified thermal model to address the Pu-Fe eutectic concerns using axisymmetric model similar to the models used in the 9975 SARP were performed. The model uses Rocky Flats configuration with 2 stacked Pu buttons inside a 3013 assembly. The assembly has an outer can, an inner can, and a convenience can, all stainless steel. The boundary conditions are similar to the regulatory 30 minutes HAC fire analyses. Computer simulations of the HAC fire transients lasting 4 hours of burn time show that the interface between the primary containment vessel and the Pu metal in the 9975 package will not reach Pu-Fe eutectic temperature of 400 C.

Gupta, N; Allen Smith, A

2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Ris har udgivet en rapport om moderne bioenergi. Den slr fast, at biomasse er en  

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Risø har udgivet en rapport om moderne bioenergi. Den slår fast, at biomasse er en ligeså værdifuld eventyret med moderne bioenergi i hovedrollen. På Risø skubber vi eventyret i gang ved at udvikle nye større skala, end man troede det muligt for bare få år siden. Andre perspektiver for bioenergien er

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DETERMINATION OF 237NP AND PU ISOTOPES IN LARGE SOIL SAMPLES BY INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY  

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A new method for the determination of {sup 237}Np and Pu isotopes in large soil samples has been developed that provides enhanced uranium removal to facilitate assay by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). This method allows rapid preconcentration and separation of plutonium and neptunium in large soil samples for the measurement of {sup 237}Np and Pu isotopes by ICP-MS. {sup 238}U can interfere with {sup 239}Pu measurement by ICP-MS as {sup 238}UH{sup +} mass overlap and {sup 237}Np via {sup 238}U peak tailing. The method provides enhanced removal of uranium by separating Pu and Np initially on TEVA Resin, then transferring Pu to DGA resin for additional purification. The decontamination factor for removal of uranium from plutonium for this method is greater than 1 x 10{sup 6}. Alpha spectrometry can also be applied so that the shorter-lived {sup 238}Pu isotope can be measured successfully. {sup 239}Pu, {sup 242}Pu and {sup 237}Np were measured by ICP-MS, while {sup 236}Pu and {sup 238}Pu were measured by alpha spectrometry.

Maxwell, S.

2010-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Am phases in the matrix of a U-Pu-Zr alloy with Np, Am, and rare-earth elements  

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Phases and microstructures in the matrix of an as-cast U-Pu-Zr alloy with 3 wt% Am, 2% Np, and 8% rare-earth elements were characterized by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The matrix consists primarily of two phases, both of which contain Am: ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am) (~70 at% U, 5% Np, 14% Pu, 1% Am, and 10% Zr) and ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am)Zr2 (~25% U, 2% Np, 10-15% Pu, 1-2% Am, and 55-60 at% Zr). These phases are similar to those in U-Pu-Zr alloys, although the Zr content in ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am) is higher than that in ?-(U, Pu) and the Zr content in ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am)Zr2 is lower than that in ?-UZr2. Nanocrystalline actinide oxides with structures similar to UO2 occurred in some areas, but may have formed by reactions with the atmosphere during sample handling. Planar features consisting of a central zone of ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am) bracketed by zones of ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am)Zr2 bound irregular polygons ranging in size from a few micrometers to a few tens of micrometers across. The rest of the matrix consists of elongated domains of ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am) and ?-(U, Np, Pu, Am)Zr2. Each of these domains is a few tens of nanometers across and a few hundred nanometers long. The domains display strong preferred orientations involving areas a few hundred nanometers to a few micrometers across.

Dawn E Janney; J. Rory Kennedy; James W. Madden; Thomas P. O'Holleran

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Upconversion Luminescence of CdTe Nanoparticles. | EMSL  

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of CdTe Nanoparticles. Upconversion Luminescence of CdTe Nanoparticles. Abstract: Efficient upconversion luninescence is observed from CdTe nanoparticles in solution and...

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Diffusion of Te vacancy and interstitials of Te, Cl, O, S, P and Sb in CdTe: A density functional theory study  

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Diffusion of Te vacancy and interstitials of Te, Cl, O, S, P and Sb in CdTe: A density functional profiles in CdTe of native, Te adatom and vacancy, and anionic non-native interstitial adatoms P, Sb, O, S B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Cadmium telluride (CdTe) based thin films have emerged

Khare, Sanjay V.

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Hematological responses after inhaling {sup 238}PuO{sub 2}: An extrapolation from beagle dogs to humans  

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The alpha emitter plutonium-238 ({sup 238}Pu), which is produced in uranium-fueled, light-water reactors, is used as a thermoelectric power source for space applications. Inhalation of a mixed oxide form of Pu is the most likely mode of exposure of workers and the general public. Occupational exposures to {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} have occurred in association with the fabrication of radioisotope thermoelectric generators. Organs and tissue at risk for deterministic and stochastic effects of {sup 238}Pu-alpha irradiation include the lung, liver, skeleton, and lymphatic tissue. Little has been reported about the effects of inhaled {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} on peripheral blood cell counts in humans. The purpose of this study was to investigate hematological responses after a single inhalation exposure of Beagle dogs to alpha-emitting {sup 238}PuO{sub 2} particles and to extrapolate results to humans.

Scott, B.R.; Muggenburg, B.A.; Welsh, C.A.; Angerstein, D.A.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Detection and Quantification of Pu(III, IV, V, and VI) Using a1.0-meter Liquid Core Waveguide  

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Detection and quantification of the aquo ions of Pu in 1 MHClO4 was carried out using a 1-meter liquid core waveguide (LCW) coupledto a fiber optic UV-Vis spectrometer. Detection limits of 7 x 10-7 M forPu(VI), 1.6 x 10-5 M for Pu(V), 5 x 10-6 M for Pu(IV) and 8 x 10-6 M forPu(III) were achieved. The limits of detection represent increases of 18to 33 times those achievable using a conventional 1-cm path length.Because of the much lower detection limits of the LCW, routineidentification of the oxidation states in dilute Pu solutions can bemade.

Wilson, Richard E.; Hu, Yung-Jin; Nitsche, Heino

2005-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

135

EIS-0299: Proposed Production of Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) for Use in Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) for Space Missions  

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This EIS is for the proposed production of plutonium-238 (Pu-238) using one or more DOE research reactors and facilities.

136

Stabilization of Rocky Flats Pu-contaminated ash within chemically bonded phosphate ceramics  

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A feasibility study was conducted on the use of chemically bonded phosphate ceramics for stabilization of combustion residue of high transuranic (TRU) wastes. Using a matrix of magnesium potassium phosphate formed by the room-temperature reaction of MgO and KH2PO4 solution, we made waste forms that contained 5 wt% Pu to satisfy the requirements of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The waste forms were ceramics whose compression strength was twice that of conventional cement grout and whose connected porosity was ?50% that of cement grout. Both surrogate and actual waste forms displayed high leaching resistance for both hazardous metals and Pu. Hydrogen generation resulting from the radiolytic decomposition of water and organic compounds present in the waste form did not appear to be a significant issue. Pu was present as PuO2 that was physically microencapsulated in the matrix. In the process, pyrophoricity was removed and leaching resistance was enhanced. The high leaching resistance was due to the very low solubility of PuO2 coupled with superior microencapsulation. As a result, the waste forms satisfied the current Safeguard Termination Limit requirement for storage of TRU combustion residues.

A.S. Wagh; R. Strain; S.Y. Jeong; D. Reed; T. Krause; D. Singh

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

6th US-Russian Pu Science Workshop Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  

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US-Russian Pu Science Workshop US-Russian Pu Science Workshop Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory University of California, Livermore, California July 14 and 15, 2006 Local Chairs: Michael Fluss, James Tobin, Adam Schwartz LLNL, Livermore, USA Alexander V. Petrovtsev, RFNC * VNIITF, Snezhinsk, Russia Boris A. Nadykto, RFNC * VNIIEF, Sarov, Russia Lidia F. Timofeeva, VNIINM, Moscow, Russia Siegfried S. Hecker, (Luis Morales POC) LANL, Los Alamos, USA Valentin E. Arkhipov, IMP, Ural Branch of RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russia This is a satellite meeting of the "Pu Futures-The Science 2006 International Conference", 9-13 July 2006, Asilomar Conference, Grounds, Pacific Grove Ca. The workshop is hosted by LLNL, under the aegis of the United States/Russian Federation Scientific and Technical Collaboration pursuant

138

Correlation-induced anomalies and extreme sensitivity in fcc-PU1  

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We have used GGA + U density functional theory to study the effects of correlation on the properties offcc-Pu. We found that the structural and elastic properties offcc-Pu are highly sensitive to the Hubbard U parameter. Within an interval of 0.1 eV ofthe U parameter, the equilibrium lattice constants offcc-Pu can change from 0.44 to 0.47 nm. While the bulk modulus can drop by a factor of5 to 10. The pressure derivative, dB/dp, ofthe bulk modulus can rise dramatically from 5 to 16 and then drop to a negative value before recovering to a more normal value. These observations are partially supported by existing experiments and the prediction of a negative dB/dp needs to be tested in future experiments.

Chen, Shao-ping [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

An isotopic analysis system for plutonium samples enriched in sup 238 Pu  

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We have designed and built a gamma-ray spectrometer system that measures the relative plutonium isotopic abundances of plutonium oxide enriched in {sup 238}Pu. The first system installed at Westinghouse Savannah River Company was tested and evaluated on plutonium oxide in stainless steel EP60/61 containers. {sup 238}Pu enrichments ranged from 20% to 85%. Results show that 200 grams of plutonium oxide in an EP60.61 container can be measured with {plus minus}0.3% precision and better than {plus minus}1.0% accuracy in the specific power using a counting time of 50 minutes. 3 refs., 2 figs.

Ruhter, W.D.; Camp, D.C.

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Density-functional electronic structure of PuCoGa5  

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Density-functional electronic-structure calculations for PuCoGa5 are performed to address the possibility of magnetic interactions in this high-temperature superconductor. Within an itinerant 5f-electron picture, cohesion and crystallographic parameters compares favorably with experiment, whereas only when spin and orbital interactions are accounted for the calculated electronic density of states agrees with photoemission spectra. This fact suggests that spin and orbital correlations are important for a correct description of the PuCoGa5 electronic structure and may play a role in an unconventional mechanism for superconductivity.

P. Söderlind

2004-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Comprehensive appraisal of {sup 239+240}Pu in soils around Rocky Flats, Colorado  

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Plutonium contamination of soils around Rocky Flats Environmental & Technology Site, near Golden, Colorado, resulted from past outdoor storage practices and subsequent remobilization due to inadequate cleanup practices. Until now human-health risk assessment has not been performed because of a lack of sufficient information regarding the spatial extent of {sup 239+240}Pu in soils. The purpose of this work was to elucidate the extent of plutonium contamination in surface soils, and to assess the uncertainty associated with the spatial distribution of {sup 239+240}Pu around Rocky Flats Environmental & Technology Site.

Litaor, M.I.; Allen, L. [EG& G Rocky Flats, Golden, CO (United States); Ellerbroek, D. [S.M. Stoller Corp., Boulder, CO (United States)] [and others

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Proof of linear instability of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om Cauchy horizon under scalar perturbations  

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It has long been suggested that solutions to linear scalar wave equation $$\\Box_g\\phi=0$$ on a fixed subextremal Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime with non-vanishing charge are generically singular at the Cauchy horizon. We prove that generic smooth and compactly supported initial data on a Cauchy hypersurface indeed give rise to solutions with infinite nondegenerate energy near the Cauchy horizon in the interior of the black hole. In particular, the solution generically does not belong to $W^{1,2}_{loc}$. This instability is related to the celebrated blue shift effect in the interior of the black hole. The problem is motivated by the strong cosmic censorship conjecture and it is expected that for the full nonlinear Einstein-Maxwell system, this instability leads to a singular Cauchy horizon for generic small perturbations of Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime. Moreover, in addition to the instability result, we also show as a consequence of the proof that Price's law decay is generically sharp along the event horiz...

Luk, Jonathan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Individual and workplace monitoring measurements made after a 240Pu incident and during the clean-up operations  

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......were located in a fire-proof safe in...Laboratory, and the release of the 240Pu caused...were stored in a fire-proof, heavy-duty...regular intervals to release the build-up of...catch and retain a fraction of the airborne 240Pu resulting......

R. Hochmann; H. Eisenwagner; T. Benesch; J. Hunt; R. Cruz-Suarez; S. Bulyha; C. Schmitzer

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Individual and workplace monitoring measurements made after a 240Pu incident and during the clean-up operations  

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......located in a fire-proof safe...Laboratory, and the release of the 240Pu...stored in a fire-proof, heavy-duty...intervals to release the build-up...placed in a glove box through a special...and retain a fraction of the airborne 240Pu resulting......

R. Hochmann; H. Eisenwagner; T. Benesch; J. Hunt; R. Cruz-Suarez; S. Bulyha; C. Schmitzer

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

X-ray standing wave study of CdTe/MnTe/CdTe(001) heterointerfaces J. C. Boulliard,a)  

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features of the first stages of growth of ultrathin pseudomorphic MnTe 001 strained layers buried in CdTe on CdTe 001 substrates. Experiments with 004 and 113 reflecting planes show evidence of the presenceTe layers grown in CdTe 001 by molecular beam epitaxy. The results will be compared to high resolution

Boyer, Edmond

146

Reduction of Np(VI) and Pu(VI) by organic chelating agents  

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The reduction of NpO{sub 2}{sup 2+} and PuO{sub 2}{sup 2+} by oxalate, citrate, and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) was investigated in low ionic strength media and brines. This was done to help establish the stability of the An(VI) oxidation state depended on the pH nd relative strength of the various oxidation state-specific complexes. At low ionic strength and pH 6, NpO{sub 2}{sup 2+} was rapidly reduced to form NpO{sub 2}{sup +} organic complexes. At longer times, Np(IV) organic complexes were observed in the presence of citrate. PuO{sub 2}{sup 2+} was predominantly reduced to Pu{sup 4+}, resulting in the formation of organic complexes or polymeric/hydrolytic precipitates. The relative rates of reduction to the An(V) complex were EDTA > citrate > oxalate. Subsequent reduction to An(IV) complexes, however, occurred in the following order: citrate > EDTA > oxalate because of the stability of the An(VI)-EDTA complex. The presence of organic complexants led to the rapid reduction of NpO{sub 2}{sup 2+} and PuO{sub 2}{sup 2+} in G-Seep brine at pHs 5 and 7. At pHs 8 and 10 in ERDA-6 brine, carbonate and hydrolytic complexes predominated and slowed down or prevented the reduction of An(VI) by the organics present.

Reed, D.T.; Wygmans, D.G.; Aase, S.B.; Banaszak, J.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

IN FORMATION PU BLIC ATION SC H EME TITLE Agency plan for The Australian National University  

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1 | IN FORMATION PU BLIC ATION SC H EME TITLE Agency plan for The Australian National University on its website. It will be directly accessible from the webpage foi.anu.edu.au and be identified possible, provide online content that can be searched by web browsers Provide a search function

148

Determination of the 242Pu Branching Ratio via Alpha-Gamma Coincidence  

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When the burn-up is high, the {sup 242}Pu isotopic content becomes more important. The traditional correlation method will fail. The {sup 242}Pu isotopic content in the sample plays an essential role if the neutron coincidence method is used to quantify the total amount of plutonium. In one of the earlier measurements we had a chance to measure an isotopic pure (> 99.95 %) {sup 242}Pu thick sample and realized that the difference in the branching ratio (BR) value among current nuclear data3) for the two important gamma-rays at 103.5-keV and 158.8-keV. In this study, the thick sample was counted on a 15% ORTEC safeguards type HPGe to further improve BR determination of the 159-keV gamma-ray. Furthermore, we have made a thin {sup 242}Pu sample from the thick sample and performed alpha-gamma coincidence measurements. Our preliminary gamma-ray BR results are 4.37(6) E-4, 2.79(8) E-5, and 2.25(8) E-6 for 44.9-keV, 103.5-keV, and 158.9-keV, respectively.

Wang, T F

2012-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

149

Recovery of UO{sub 2}/PuO{sub 2} in IFR electrorefining process  

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This invention is comprised of a process for converting PuO{sub 2} and U0{sub 2} present in an electrorefiner to the chlorides, by contacting the PuO{sub 2} and U0{sub 2} with Li metal in the presence of an alkali metal chloride salt substantially free of rare earth and actinide chlorides for a time and at a temperature sufficient to convert the U0{sub 2} and PuO{sub 2} to metals while converting Li metal to Li{sub 2}O. Li{sub 2}O is removed either by reducing with rare earth metals or by providing an oxygen electrode for transporting 0{sub 2} out of the electrorefiner and a cathode, and thereafter applying an emf to the electrorefiner electrodes sufficient to cause the Li{sub 2}O to disassociate to 0{sub 2} and Li metal but insufficient to decompose the alkali metal chloride salt. The U and Pu and excess lithium are then converted to chlorides by reaction with CdCl{sub 2}.

Tomczuk, Z.; Miller, W.E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Beyond Spin-Orbit: Probing Electron Correlation in the Pu 5f States  

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Experiments planned to address the issue of electron correlation in the Pu 5f states are described herein. The key is the utilization of the Fano Effect, the observation of spin polarization in nonmagnetic systems, using chiral excitation such as circularly polarized X-rays.

Tobin, J G

2006-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

151

Recovery of UO[sub 2]/PuO[sub 2] in IFR electrorefining process  

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A process is described for converting PuO[sub 2] and UO[sub 2] present in an electrorefiner to the chlorides, by contacting the PuO[sub 2] and UO[sub 2] with Li metal in the presence of an alkali metal chloride salt substantially free of rare earth and actinide chlorides for a time and at a temperature sufficient to convert the UO[sub 2] and PuO[sub 2] to metals while converting Li metal to Li[sub 2]O. Li[sub 2]O is removed either by reducing with rare earth metals or by providing an oxygen electrode for transporting O[sub 2] out of the electrorefiner and a cathode, and thereafter applying an emf to the electrorefiner electrodes sufficient to cause the Li[sub 2]O to disassociate to O[sub 2] and Li metal but insufficient to decompose the alkali metal chloride salt. The U and Pu and excess lithium are then converted to chlorides by reaction with CdCl[sub 2].

Tomczuk, Z.; Miller, W.E.

1994-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

152

Observation de super-rseaux CdTe-HgTe par microscopie lectronique en transmission  

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-conducteurs II-VI a été beaucoup plus tardive [2]. Dans cette dernière famille, le système CdTe- HgTe présente l'avantage d'un accord de maille quasi parfait entre les deux composés (a = 0,648 nm pour CdTe contre a = 0 JET MOL�CULAIRE. - Les super- réseaux CdTe-HgTe ont été épitaxiés sur un substrat CdTe d

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

153

TE Connectivity Finds Answers in Tomography  

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TE Connectivity Finds Answers in TE Connectivity Finds Answers in Tomography TE Connectivity Finds Answers in Tomography Print Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:50 TE Connectivity is a world leader in connectivity-the $13 billion global company designs and manufactures more than 500,000 different electronic connectivity products for the automotive, energy, industrial, broadband communications, consumer device, healthcare, aerospace, and defense industries. TE Connectivity has a long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence. Their products help address challenges arising from companies' need for energy efficiency, always-on communications, and ever-increasing productivity. Recently, a team led by TE's senior manager of materials development, Dr. Jerzy Gazda (at left), has been investigating how ALS tomography capabilities can help the company develop more efficient connectors.

154

Si, CdTe and CdZnTe radiation detectors for imaging applications.  

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??The structure and operation of CdTe, CdZnTe and Si pixel detectors based on crystalline semiconductors, bump bonding and CMOS technology and developed mainly at Oy… (more)

Schulman, Tom

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Recycling of CdTe photovoltaic waste  

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A method for extracting and reclaiming metals from scrap CdTe photovoltaic cells and manufacturing waste by leaching the waste with a leaching solution comprising nitric acid and water, skimming any plastic material from the top of the leaching solution, separating the glass substrate from the liquid leachate and electrolyzing the leachate to separate Cd from Te, wherein the Te is deposits onto a cathode while the Cd remains in solution.

Goozner, Robert E. (Charlotte, NC); Long, Mark O. (Charlotte, NC); Drinkard, Jr., William F. (Charlotte, NC)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Characterization of U/Pu Particles Originating From the Nuclear Weapon Accidents at Palomares, Spain, 1966 And Thule, Greenland, 1968  

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Following the USAF B-52 bomber accidents at Palomares, Spain in 1966 and at Thule, Greenland in 1968, radioactive particles containing uranium (U) and plutonium (Pu) were dispersed into the environment. To improve long-term environmental impact assessments for the contaminated ecosystems, particles from the two sites have been isolated and characterized with respect to properties influencing particle weathering rates. Low [239]Pu/[235]U (0.62-0.78) and [240]Pu/[239]Pu (0.055-0.061) atom ratios in individual particles from both sites obtained by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) show that the particles contain highly enriched U and weapon-grade Pu. Furthermore, results from electron microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and synchrotron radiation (SR) based micrometer-scale X-ray fluorescence ({micro}-XRF) 2D mapping demonstrated that U and Pu coexist throughout the 1-50 {micro}m sized particles, while surface heterogeneities were observed in EDX line scans. SR-based micrometer-scale X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Spectroscopy ({micro}-XANES) showed that the particles consisted of an oxide mixture of U (predominately UO[2] with the presence ofU[3][8]) and Pu ((III)/(IV), (V)/(V) or (III), (IV) and (V)). Neither metallic U or Pu nor uranyl or Pu(VI) could be observed. Characteristics such as elemental distributions, morphology and oxidation states are remarkably similar for the Palomares and Thule particles, reflecting that they originate from similar source and release scenarios. Thus, these particle characteristics are more dependent on the original material from which the particles are derived (source) and the formation of particles (release scenario) than the environmental conditions to which the particles have been exposed since the late 1960s.

Lind, O.C.; Salbu, B.; Janssens, K.; Proost, K.; Garcia-Leon, M.; Garcia-Tenorio, R.

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

157

Recycling ZnTe, CdTe, and Other Compound Semiconductors by Ambipolar Electrolysis  

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The electrochemical behavior of ZnTe and CdTe compound semiconductors dissolved in molten ZnCl[subscript 2] and equimolar CdCl[subscript 2]–KCl, respectively, was examined. In these melts dissolved Te is present as the ...

Osswald, Sebastian

158

Semitransparent ultrathin CdTe solar cells Semitransparent ultrathin CdTe solar cells and durabilityand durability  

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Semitransparent ultrathin CdTe solar cells Semitransparent ultrathin CdTe solar cells core technology is built around · sputter deposition · CdS/CdTe cell structure · Extensive IPTe cellsultrathin CdTe cells X26 stateoftheart compared with other CdTe deposition: [X26 technology has been

Rollins, Andrew M.

159

Response of Cds/CdTe Devices to Te Exposure of Back Contact: Preprint  

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Theoretical predictions of thin-film CdS/CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices have suggested performance may be improved by reducing recombination due to Te-vacancy (VTe) or Te-interstitial (Tei) defects. Although formation of these intrinsic defects is likely influenced by CdTe deposition parameters, it also may be coupled to formation of beneficial cadmium vacancy (VCd) defects. If this is true, reducing potential effects of VTe or Tei may be difficult without also reducing the density of VCd. In contrast, post-deposition processes can sometimes afford a greater degree of defect control. Here we explore a post-deposition process that appears to influence the Te-related defects in polycrystalline CdTe. Specifically, we have exposed the CdTe surface to Te prior to ZnTe:Cu/Ti contact-interface formation with the goal of reducing VTe but without significantly reducing VCd. Initial results show that when this modified contact is used on a CdCl2-treated CdS/CdTe device, significantly poorer device performance results. This suggests two things: First, the amount of free-Te available during contact formation (either from chemical etching or CuTe or ZnTe deposition) may be a more important parameter to device performance than previously appreciated. Second, if processes have been used to reduce the effect of VTe (e.g., oxygen and chlorine additions to the CdTe), adding even a small amount of Te may produce detrimental defects.

Gessert, T. A.; Burst, J. M.; Ma, J.; Wei, S. H.; Kuciauskas, D.; Barnes, T. M.; Duenow, J. N.; Young, M. R.; Rance, W. L.; Li, J. V.; Dippo, P.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Llr. Norgnn of the St. Louis office tolepbonod Dr. ;PuAuff mcently  

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161

Advanced U–Np–Pu fuel to achieve long-life core in heavy water reactor  

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The objective of this paper is to look at the possibility of approaching the long-life core comparable with reactor life-time. The main issues are centered on U–Np–Pu fuel in a tight lattice design with heavy water as a coolant. It is found that in a hard neutron spectrum thus obtained, a large fraction of 238Pu produced by neutron capture in 237Np not only protects plutonium against uncontrolled proliferation, but substantially contributes in keeping criticality due to improved fissile properties (its capture-to-fission ratio drops below unit). Equilibrium fuel composition demonstrates excellent conversion properties that yield the burn-up value as high as 200 GWd/t at extremely small reactivity swings.

K. Nikitin; M. Saito; V. Artisyuk; A. Chmelev; V. Apse

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Density-functional study of water adsorption on the PuO2(110) surface  

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Water adsorption on a PuO2(110) surface is studied using a periodic model with both the local-density approximation (LDA) and the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) of density-functional theory. The 60 core electrons of the Pu atom are represented by a relativistic effective core potential, and scalar relativistic effects have been incorporated into the valence orbitals. Both molecular and dissociative configurations of the adsorbate H2O are considered at one molecular layer coverage. For molecular water adsorption, LDA calculations indicate binding only at the top site, whereas the GGA indicates no binding for any site. Dissociative adsorption is found to be energetically more favorable than molecular adsorption, in agreement with experimental observations. The effects on the geometric and electronic structures influenced by water adsorption are investigated.

Xueyuan Wu and Asok K. Ray

2002-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

163

The reduction of Np(VI) and Pu(VI) by organic chelating agents.  

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The reduction of NpO{sup 2+} and PuO{sub 2}{sup 2+} by oxalate. citrate, and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) was investigated in low ionic strength media and brines. This was done to help establish the stability of the An(VI) oxidation state in the presence of organic complexants. The stability of the An(VI) oxidation state depended on the pH and relative strength of the various oxidation state-specific complexes. At low ionic strength and pH 6, NpO{sub 2}O{sup 2+} was rapidly reduced to form NpO{sub 2}{sup +} organic complexes. At longer times, Np(IV) organic complexes were observed in the presence of citrate. PuO{sub 2}{sup 2+} was predominantly reduced to Pu{sup 4+}, resulting in the formation of organic complexes or polymeric/hydrolytic precipitates. The relative rates of reduction to the An(V) complex were EDTA > citrate > oxalate. Subsequent reduction to An(IV) complexes, however, occurred in the following order: citrate > EDTA > oxalate because of the stability of the An(V)-EDTA complex. The presence of organic complexants led to the rapid reduction of NpO{sub 2}{sup 2+} and PuO{sub 2}P{sup 2+} in G-seep brine at pHs 5 and 7. At pHs 8 and 10 in ERDA-6 brine, carbonate and hydrolytic complexes predominated and slowed down or prevented the reduction of An(VI) by the organics present.

Reed, D.T.; Aase, S.B.; Banaszak, J.E.

1998-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

164

Prompt ?-ray production in neutron-induced fission of 239Pu  

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Background: The prompt gamma-ray spectrum from fission is important for understanding the physics of nuclear fission, and also in applications involving fission. Relatively few measurements of the prompt gamma spectrum from 239Pu(n,f) have been published.Purpose: This experiment measured the multiplicity, individual gamma energy spectrum, and total gamma energy spectrum of prompt fission gamma rays from 239Pu(n,f) in the neutron energy range from thermal to 30 keV, to test models of fission and to provide information for applications.Method: Gamma rays from neutron-induced fission of 239Pu were measured using the DANCE gamma-ray calorimeter. Fission events were tagged by detecting fission products in a parallel-plate avalanche counter in the center of DANCE. The measurements were corrected for detector response using a geant4 model of DANCE. A detailed analysis for the gamma rays from the 1+ resonance complex at 10.93 eV is presented.Results: A six-parameter analytical parametrization of the fission gamma-ray spectrum was obtained. A Monte Carlo Hauser-Feshbach calculation provided good general agreement with the data, but some differences remain to be resolved.Conclusions: An analytic parametrization can be made of the gamma-ray multiplicity, energy distribution, and total-energy distribution for the prompt gamma rays following neutron-induced fission of 239Pu. This parametrization may be useful for applications. Modern Monte Carlo Hauser-Feshbach calculations can do a good job of calculating the fission gamma-ray emission spectrum, although some details remain to be understood.

J. L. Ullmann; E. M. Bond; T. A. Bredeweg; A. Couture; R. C. Haight; M. Jandel; T. Kawano; H. Y. Lee; J. M. O’Donnell; A. C. Hayes; I. Stetcu; T. N. Taddeucci; P. Talou; D. J. Vieira; J. B. Wilhelmy; J. A. Becker; A. Chyzh; J. Gostic; R. Henderson; E. Kwan; C. Y. Wu

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

165

Spent Nuclear Fuel Self-Induced XRF to Predict Pu to U Content  

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area of interest, would improve input accountability and shipper/receiver differences. XRF measurements were made on individual PWR fuel rods with varying fuel ages and final burn-ups at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in July 2008 and January... Committee NRF Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence viii ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pu Plutonium PUREX Plutonium and Uranium Recovery by Extraction PWR Pressurized Water Reactor RPP Reprocessing Plant SNM Special Nuclear Material...

Stafford, Alissa Sarah

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

166

Mass spectrometric characterization of sequence-specific complexes of DNA and transcription factor PU.1 DNA binding domain  

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Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) has been used to study the noncovalent interaction of the 13.5-kDa DNA binding domain of PU.1 (PU.1-DBD) with specific double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) target molecules. Mixtures of PU.1-DBD protein and wildtype target DNA sequence yielded ESI-MS spectra showing only protein-dsDNA complex ions of 1:1 stoichiometry and free dsDNA. When PU.1-DBD protein, wild type target DNA, and a mutant target DNA lacking the consensus sequence were mixed, only the 1:1 complex with the wild-type DNA was observed, consistent with gel electrophoresis mobility shift assay results, demonstrating the observation of sequence-specific protein-dsDNA complexes using ESI-MS. 22 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Cheng, Xueheng; Harms, A.C.; Bruce, J.E. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)] [and others] [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); and others

1996-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Shenzhen Prosunpro PengSangPu Solar Industrial Products Corporation | Open  

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168

NMIS With Gamma Spectrometry for Attributes of Pu and HEU, Explosives and Chemical Agents  

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The concept for the system described herein is an active/passive Nuclear Materials Identification System{sup 2} (NMIS) that incorporates gamma ray spectrometry{sup 3}. This incorporation of gamma ray spectrometry would add existing capability into this system. This Multiple Attribute System can determine a wide variety of attributes for Pu and highly enriched uranium (HEU) of which a selected subset could be chosen. This system can be built using commercial off the shelf (COTS) components. NMIS systems are at All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) and Russian Federal Nuclear Center Institute of Technical Physics, (VNIITF) and measurements with Pu have been performed at VNIIEF and analyzed successfully for mass and thickness of Pu. NMIS systems are being used successfully for HEU at the Y-12 National Security Complex. The use of active gamma ray spectrometry for high explosive HE and chemical agent detection is a well known activation analysis technique, and it is incorporated here. This report describes the system, explains the attribute determination methods for fissile materials, discusses technical issues to be resolved, discusses additional development needs, presents a schedule for building from COTS components, and assembly with existing components, and discusses implementation issues such as lack of need for facility modification and low radiation exposure.

Mihalczo, J. T.; Mattingly, J. K.; Mullens, J. A.; Neal, J. S.

2002-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

169

Characterization of a mixed salt of 1-hydroxy-pyridin-2-one Pu(IV)complexes  

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Most expert analyses of the projected world energy needs show utilization of nuclear energy will be essential for the next few decades, and hence the need to support this technology grows. But as one measure of the supporting science base of this field, as of December 2006, only 25 Pu containing structures were in the Cambridge Structural Database, as compared to 21,807 for Fe. A comparison of the rate of addition to this knowledge base reveals that approximately 500 Fe structures are registered with the Cambridge Structural Database every year, while in the same period only two or three Pu crystal structures are published. A continuing objective of this laboratory has been the development of new sequestering agents for actinide decorporation and selective extractions. This effort has been based on similarities in the properties of Pu(IV) and Fe(III), and the chelating groups in microbial Fe(III) sequestering agents, siderophores. The HOPO ligands (Figure 1) are one such class of chelating group which have been investigated as selective actinide extractants.

Gorden, Anne E.V.; Xu, Jide; Szigethy, Geza; Oliver, Allen; Shuh,David K.; Raymond, Kenneth N.

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

170

Technical Basis for Safe Operations with Pu-239 in NMS and S Facilities (F and H Areas)  

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Plutonium-239 is now being processed in HB-Line and H-Canyon as well as FB-Line and F-Canyon. As part of the effort to upgrade the Authorization Basis for H Area facilities relative to nuclear criticality, a literature review of Pu polymer characteristics was conducted to establish a more quantitative vs. qualitative technical basis for safe operations. The results are also applicable to processing in F Area facilities.The chemistry of Pu polymer formation, precipitation, and depolymerization is complex. Establishing limits on acid concentrations of solutions or changing the valence to Pu(III) or Pu(VI) can prevent plutonium polymer formation in tanks in the B lines and canyons. For Pu(IV) solutions of 7 g/L or less, 0.22 M HNO3 prevents polymer formation at ambient temperature. This concentration should remain the minimum acid limit for the canyons and B lines when processing Pu-239 solutions. If the minimum acid concentration is compromised, the solution may need to be sampled and tested for the presence of polymer. If polymer is not detected, processing may proceed. If polymer is detected, adding HNO3 to a final concentration above 4 M is the safest method for handling the solution. The solution could also be heated to speed up the depolymerization process. Heating with > 4 M HNO3 will depolymerize the solution for further processing.Adsorption of Pu(IV) polymer onto the steel walls of canyon and B line tanks is likely to be 11 mg/cm2, a literature value for unpolished steel. This value will be confirmed by experimental work. Tank-to-tank transfers via steam jets are not expected to produce Pu(IV) polymer unless a larger than normal dilution occurs (e.g., >3 percent) at acidities below 0.4 M.

Bronikowski, M.G.

1999-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

171

High performance Zintl phase TE materials with embedded nanoparticles...  

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performance Zintl phase TE materials with embedded nanoparticles High performance Zintl phase TE materials with embedded nanoparticles Performance of zintl phase thermoelectric...

172

CdSxTe1-x Alloying in CdS/CdTe Solar Cells  

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A CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} layer forms by interdiffusion of CdS and CdTe during the fabrication of thin film CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices. The CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} layer is thought to be important because it relieves strain at the CdS/CdTe interface that would otherwise exist due to the 10% lattice mismatch between these two materials. Our previous work has indicated that the electrical junction is located in this interdiffused CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} region. Further understanding, however, is essential to predict the role of this CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} layer in the operation of CdS/CdTe devices. In this study, CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} alloy films were deposited by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering and coevaporation from CdTe and CdS sources. Both radio-frequency-magnetron-sputtered and coevaporated CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} films of lower S content (x < 0.3) have a cubic zincblende (ZB) structure akin to CdTe, whereas those of higher S content have a hexagonal wurtzite (WZ) structure like that of CdS. Films become less preferentially oriented as a result of a CdCl{sub 2} heat treatment at {approx}400 C for 5 min. Films sputtered in a 1% O{sub 2}/Ar ambient are amorphous as deposited, but show CdTe ZB, CdS WZ, and CdTe oxide phases after a CdCl{sub 2} heat treatment. Films sputtered in O{sub 2} partial pressure have a much wider bandgap than expected. This may be explained by nanocrystalline size effects seen previously for sputtered oxygenated CdS (CdS:O) films.

Duenow, J. N.; Dhere, R. G.; Moutinho, H. R.; To, B.; Pankow, J. W.; Kuciauskas, D.; Gessert, T. A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Particle Dynamics around Riessner-Nordstr\\"om Black Hole with Magnetic Field  

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We investigate the dynamics of a neutral and a charged particle around the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om (RN) black hole immersed in magnetic field. We are interested to explore the conditions under which the moving charged particle can escape to infinity after collision with another neutral particle or a photon in the vicinity of the BH. We have calculated the expressions of the escape velocity. Further we have studied that how does the presence of magnetic field in the vicinity of BH, effect the motion of the orbiting particle. There are more than one stable regions if we consider the magnetic field in the accretion disk of BH so the stability of ISCO increases in the presence of magnetic field. We have also discussed the Lyapunov exponent in detail. Time-like geodesics of the moving particle are also studied. It is observed that the particle goes closer to the extremal RN-BH as compared to the case when it is moving around RN-BH.

Majeed, Bushra; Jamil, Mubasher

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Energy loss rate of a charged particle in HgTe/(HgTe, CdTe) quantum wells  

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The energy loss rate (ELR) of a charged particle in a HgTe/(HgTe, CdTe) quantum well is investigated. We consider scattering of a charged particle by the bulk insulating states in this type of topological insulator. It is found that the ELR characteristics due to the intraband excitation have a linear energy dependence while those due to interband excitation depend on the energy exponentially. An interesting quantitative result is that for a large range of the incident energy, the mean inelastic scattering rate is around a few terahertz.

Chen, Qinjun; Sin Ang, Yee [School of Physics, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia)] [School of Physics, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); Wang, Xiaolin [Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia)] [Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); Lewis, R. A.; Zhang, Chao [School of Physics, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia) [School of Physics, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia)

2013-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

175

Recycling of CdTe photovoltaic waste  

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A method for extracting and reclaiming metals from scrap CdTe photovoltaic cells and manufacturing waste by leaching the metals in dilute nitric acid, leaching the waste with a leaching solution comprising nitric acid and water, skimming any plastic material from the top of the leaching solution, separating the glass substrate from the liquid leachate, adding a calcium containing base to the leachate to precipitate Cd and Te, separating the precipitated Cd and Te from the leachate, and recovering the calcium-containing base.

Goozner, Robert E. (Charlotte, NC); Long, Mark O. (Charlotte, NC); Drinkard, Jr., William F. (Charlotte, NC)

1999-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

176

Infrared spectroscopy of lattice vibrations in ZnTe/CdTe superlattices with quantum dots on the GaAs substrate with the ZnTe buffer layer  

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The results of the analysis of the infrared lattice reflectance spectra of multiperiod ZnTe/CdTe superlattices with CdTe quantum dots are reported. The samples are grown by molecular beam epitaxy on the GaAs substrate with the ZnTe buffer layer. Due to the large number of periods of the superlattices, it is possible to observe CdTe-like vibration modes in the quantum dots, i.e., the dislocation-free stressed islands formed during the growth due to relaxation of elastic stresses between the ZnTe and CdTe layers are markedly different in their lattice parameters. From the frequency shifts of the CdTe- and ZnTe-like vibration modes with respect to the corresponding modes in the unstressed materials, it is possible to estimate the level of elastic stresses.

Kozyrev, S. P. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)], E-mail: skozyrev@sci.lebedev.ru

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

177

Formation and optical properties of CdTe/ZnTe nanostructures with different CdTe thicknesses grown on Si (100) substrates  

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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and photoluminescence (PL) measurements were carried out to investigate the formation and the optical properties of CdTe/ZnTe nanostructures with various CdTe thicknesses grown on Si (100) substrates by using molecular beam epitaxy and atomic layer epitaxy. AFM images showed that uniform CdTe/ZnTe quantum dots with a CdTe layer thickness of 2.5 ML (monolayer) were formed on Si (100) substrates. The excitonic peaks corresponding to transitions from the ground electronic subband to the ground heavy-hole band in the CdTe/ZnTe nanostructures shifted to a lower energy with increasing thickness of the CdTe layer. The activation energies of the carriers confined in the CdTe/ZnTe nanostructures grown on Si (100) substrates were obtained from the temperature-dependent PL spectra. The present observations can help improve understanding of the formation and the optical properties in CdTe/ZnTe nanostructures with different CdTe thicknesses grown on Si (100) substrates.

Lee, H. S.; Park, H. L.; Lee, I.; Kim, T. W. [Department of Physics, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Advanced Semiconductor Research Center, Division of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

178

Growth and optical properties of CdTe quantum dots in ZnTe nanowires  

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We report on the formation of optically active CdTe quantum dots in ZnTe nanowires. The CdTe/ZnTe nanostructures have been grown by a gold nanocatalyst assisted molecular beam epitaxy in a vapor-liquid solid growth process. The presence of CdTe insertions in ZnTe nanowire results in the appearance of a strong photoluminescence band in the 2.0 eV-2.25 eV energy range. Spatially resolved photoluminescence measurements reveal that this broad emission consists of several sharp lines with the spectral width of about 2 meV. The large degree of linear polarization of these individual emission lines confirms their nanowire origin, whereas the zero-dimensional confinement is proved by photon correlation spectroscopy.

Wojnar, Piotr; Janik, Elzbieta; Baczewski, Lech T.; Kret, Slawomir; Karczewski, G.; Wojtowicz, Tomasz [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Goryca, Mateusz; Kazimierczuk, Tomasz; Kossacki, Piotr [Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland)

2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

179

Charge transfer in liquid semiconductors: The K-Te system  

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The neutron diffraction patterns of molten KxTe1-x alloys for x=0.12 and x-0.50 demonstrate the persistence of covalently bonded tellurium in the liquid. In the case of liquid K0.12Te0.88, the measured structure is domianted by the Te-Te contribution, and is remarkably similar to that of pure liquid tellurium. The equiatomic alloy K0.50Te0.50 is shown to contain mostly Te pairs which are identified with Zintl ions, Te22-. The presence of these ions explains the semiconducting behavior of these alloys deduced from recent electrical transport measurements.

J. Fortner, Marie-Louise Saboungi, and J. E. Enderby

1992-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

180

Characterization of Pu-contaminated soils from Nuclear Site 201 at the Nevada Test Site  

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Distribution and characteristics of Pu-bearing radioactive particles throughout five soil profiles from Nuclear Site (NS) 201 were investigated. Concentrations of /sup 239/ /sup 240/Pu and /sup 241/Am decreased with depth and most of the contamination was contained in the top 5 cm except in profile 4 where it extended to 10 cm. The mean activity ratio of /sup 239/ /sup 240/Pu to /sup 241/Am and its standard error were 5.8 +- 0.3 (N=42). Most of the total radioactivity of the soils was contributed by 0.25 to 2 mm sand size fraction which comprised 20 to 50% by weight of the soils. The radioactive particles in the 0.25 to 2 mm size fraction occurred as spherical glass particles or as glass coatings on sand particles. The glass coatings had gas voids in the matrix but were not as porous as the radioactive particles from NS 219. After impact grinding the >0.25-mm size fractions for one hour, 85% of the initial activity in a NS 201 sample remained with the particles on the 0.25 mm sieve, whereas in the NS 219 sample only 10% remained. The results show that the radioactive particles from NS 201 were much more stable against the impact grinding force than those from NS 219. Therefore, the NS 201 soils would be expected to have a lower probability of producing respirable-size radioactive particles by saltation during wind erosion. 19 references, 3 figures, 3 tables.

Lee, S.Y.; Tamura, T.; Larsen, I.L.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Predictions of PuO{sub 2} and tracer compound release from ISV melts  

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Two field tests were conducted at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) to assess in situ vitrification (ISV) suitability for long-term stabilization of buried radioactive waste. Both tests contained rare-earth oxide tracers (DY{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and Tb{sub 4}O{sub 7}) to simulate the presence of plutonium in the form of PuO{sub 2}. In the first test, Intermediate Field Test (IFT)-l, approximately 4-% release of tracer material occurred during soil melting and associated off-gassing, while essentially nil release was observed for the second experiment (IFT-2) for which off-gassing was much reduced. This report presents an evaluation of the IFT test data in terms of governing release processes. Prediction of tracer release during ISV melting centered on an assessment of three potential transport mechanisms, (a) tracer diffusion through stagnant pool, (b) tracer transport by convective currents, and (c) tracer carry-off by escaping gas bubbles. Analysis indicates that tracer release by escaping gas is the dominant release mechanism, which is consistent with video records of gas bubble escape from the ISV melt surface. Quantitative mass transport predictions were also made for the IFT-I test conditions, indicating similarity between the 4-% release data and calculational results at viscosities of {approx} poise and tracer diffusivities of {approx}10{sub {minus}6} CM{sup 2}/s. Since PuO{sub 2} has similar chemical and transport (diffusivity) properties as the rare-earth tracers used in the rare earth tracers used in the IFT experiments, release of PuO{sub 2} is predicted for similar off-gassing conditions. Reduced off-gassing during ISV would thus be expected to improve the overall retention of heavy-oxides within vitrified soil.

Cronenberg, A.W. [Engineering Science and Analysis, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Callow, R.A. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Predictions of PuO sub 2 and tracer compound release from ISV melts  

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Two field tests were conducted at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) to assess in situ vitrification (ISV) suitability for long-term stabilization of buried radioactive waste. Both tests contained rare-earth oxide tracers (DY{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and Tb{sub 4}O{sub 7}) to simulate the presence of plutonium in the form of PuO{sub 2}. In the first test, Intermediate Field Test (IFT)-l, approximately 4-% release of tracer material occurred during soil melting and associated off-gassing, while essentially nil release was observed for the second experiment (IFT-2) for which off-gassing was much reduced. This report presents an evaluation of the IFT test data in terms of governing release processes. Prediction of tracer release during ISV melting centered on an assessment of three potential transport mechanisms, (a) tracer diffusion through stagnant pool, (b) tracer transport by convective currents, and (c) tracer carry-off by escaping gas bubbles. Analysis indicates that tracer release by escaping gas is the dominant release mechanism, which is consistent with video records of gas bubble escape from the ISV melt surface. Quantitative mass transport predictions were also made for the IFT-I test conditions, indicating similarity between the 4-% release data and calculational results at viscosities of {approx} poise and tracer diffusivities of {approx}10{sub {minus}6} CM{sup 2}/s. Since PuO{sub 2} has similar chemical and transport (diffusivity) properties as the rare-earth tracers used in the rare earth tracers used in the IFT experiments, release of PuO{sub 2} is predicted for similar off-gassing conditions. Reduced off-gassing during ISV would thus be expected to improve the overall retention of heavy-oxides within vitrified soil.

Cronenberg, A.W. (Engineering Science and Analysis, Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Callow, R.A. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Phonon blocking by two dimensional electron gas in polar CdTe/PbTe heterojunctions  

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Narrow-gap lead telluride crystal is an important thermoelectric and mid-infrared material in which phonon functionality is a critical issue to be explored. In this Letter, efficient phonon blockage by forming a polar CdTe/PbTe heterojunction is explicitly observed by Raman scattering. The unique phonon screening effect can be interpreted by recent discovery of high-density two dimensional electrons at the polar CdTe/PbTe(111) interface which paves a way for design and fabrication of thermoelectric devices.

Zhang, Bingpo; Cai, Chunfeng; Zhu, He; Wu, Feifei; Ye, Zhenyu; Chen, Yongyue; Li, Ruifeng; Kong, Weiguang; Wu, Huizhen, E-mail: hzwu@zju.edu.cn [Department of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027 (China)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

184

ZnTe: Gibbs free energy  

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This document is part of Volume 44 ‘Semiconductors’, Subvolume B ‘New Data and Updates for II-VI Compounds’ of Landolt-Börnstein Group III ‘Condensed Matter’. It contains data on ZnTe (zinc telluride), Element...

J. Gutowski; K. Sebald; T. Voss

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Attempt to produce element 120 in the 244Pu + 58Fe reaction  

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An experiment aimed at the synthesis of isotopes of element 120 has been performed using the {sup 244}Pu({sup 58}Fe,xn){sup 302-x} 120 reaction. No decay chains consistent with fusion-evaporation reaction products were observed during an irradiation with a beam dose of 7.1 x 10{sup 18} 330-MeV {sup 58}Fe projectiles. The sensitivity of the experiment corresponds to a cross section of 0.4 pb for the detection of one decay.

Oganessian, Y T; Utyonkov, V K; Lobanov, Y V; Abdullin, F S; Polyakov, A N; Sagaidak, R N; Shorokovsky, I V; Tsyganov, Y S; Voinov, A A; Mezentsev, A N; Subbotin, V G; Sukhov, A M; Subotic, K; Zagrebaev, V I; Dmitriev, S N; Henderson, R A; Moody, K J; Kenneally, J M; Landrum, J H; Shaughnessy, D A; Stoyer, M A; Stoyer, N J; Wilk, P A

2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

186

Electrodeposition of U and Pu on Thin C and Ti Substrates  

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Physics experiments aimed at deducing key parameters for use in a variety of programs critical to the mission of the National Laboratories require actinide targets placed onto various substrates. The target material quantity and the substrate desired depend upon the type of experiment being designed. The physicist(s) responsible for the experimental campaign will consult with the radiochemistry staff as to the feasibility of producing a desired target/substrate combination. In this report they discuss the production of U and Pu targets on very thin C and Ti substrates. The techniques used, plating cells designed for, tips, and limits is discussed.

Henderson, R A; Gostic, J M

2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

187

DOE plutonium disposition study: Pu consumption in ALWRs. Volume 2, Final report  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has contracted with Asea Brown Boveri-Combustion Engineering (ABB-CE) to provide information on the capability of ABB-CE`s System 80 + Advanced Light Water Reactor (ALWR) to transform, through reactor burnup, 100 metric tonnes (MT) of weapons grade plutonium (Pu) into a form which is not readily useable in weapons. This information is being developed as part of DOE`s Plutonium Disposition Study, initiated by DOE in response to Congressional action. This document Volume 2, provides a discussion of: Plutonium Fuel Cycle; Technology Needs; Regulatory Considerations; Cost and Schedule Estimates; and Deployment Strategy.

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1993-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

188

Facultad de Ciencias Departamento de Fsica Te  

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Facultad de Ciencias Departamento de Fâ??ďż˝sica Te â?? orica Jet production in charged current deep Ciencias Fâ??ďż˝sicas'' by M â?? onica Luisa V â?? azquez Acosta Director : Juan Terr â?? on Cuadrado 16/12/2002 #12; #12; Facultad de Ciencias Departamento de Fâ??ďż˝sica Te â?? orica Producci â?? on de chorros hadr â?? onicos en

189

GaTe semiconductor for radiation detection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

GaTe semiconductor is used as a room-temperature radiation detector. GaTe has useful properties for radiation detectors: ideal bandgap, favorable mobilities, low melting point (no evaporation), non-hygroscopic nature, and availability of high-purity starting materials. The detector can be used, e.g., for detection of illicit nuclear weapons and radiological dispersed devices at ports of entry, in cities, and off shore and for determination of medical isotopes present in a patient.

Payne, Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA); Burger, Arnold (Nashville, TN); Mandal, Krishna C. (Ashland, MA)

2009-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

190

Criticality Safety Evaluations on the Use of 200-gram Pu Mass Limit for RHWM Waste Storage Operations  

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This work establishes the criticality safety technical basis to increase the fissile mass limit from 120 grams to 200 grams for Type A 55-gallon drums and their equivalents. Current RHWM fissile mass limit is 120 grams Pu for Type A 55-gallon containers and their equivalent. In order to increase the Type A 55-gallon drum limit to 200 grams, a few additional criticality safety control requirements are needed on moderators, reflectors, and array controls to ensure that the 200-gram Pu drums remain criticality safe with inadvertent criticality remains incredible. The purpose of this work is to analyze the use of 200-gram Pu drum mass limit for waste storage operations in Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management (RHWM) Facilities. In this evaluation, the criticality safety controls associated with the 200-gram Pu drums are established for the RHWM waste storage operations. With the implementation of these criticality safety controls, the 200-gram Pu waste drum storage operations are demonstrated to be criticality safe and meet the double-contingency-principle requirement per DOE O 420.1.

Chou, P

2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

191

CdTe AND CdTe : Hg ALLOYS CRYSTAL GROWTH USING STOICHIOMETRIC AND OFF-STOICHIOMETRIC  

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123 CdTe AND CdTe : Hg ALLOYS CRYSTAL GROWTH USING STOICHIOMETRIC AND OFF-STOICHIOMETRIC ZONE.-Briand, 92190 Meudon/Bellevue, France Résumé. 2014 En vue de la croissance de cristaux de CdTe de haute cristaux semi-isolants Cd0, 9Hg0, 1Te. Abstract. 2014 Some aspects of the thermodynamic state of CdTe

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

192

New heavy-fermion system, NpBe13, with a comparison to UBe13 and PuBe13  

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We have prepared single crystals of NpBe13, Np0.68U0.32Be13, and PuBe13 and measured their resistivity, susceptibility, and specific heat down to low temperatures. NpBe13 has an itinerant-electron magnetic transition at 3.4 K, with a large temperature-dependent specific heat above this transition that is quite similar to that observed in the heavy-fermion superconductor UBe13 and a ?(T=0) of approximately 900 mJ/mole K2. PuBe13 may be described as a Kondo-type system, with certain inconsistencies. The data are compared to results for UBe13 and are consistent with a narrow f band at the Fermi energy in UBe13 moving lower in energy with the addition of f electrons in heavier actinide elements to create a Kondo resonance by PuBe13.

G. R. Stewart; Z. Fisk; J. L. Smith; J. O. Willis; M. S. Wire

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Levels in Pu237 populated by Am237 (electron capture) and Cm241(?) decays  

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The electron capture decay scheme of Am237 (73 min) has been investigated by measuring the ?-ray and conversion-electron spectra of mass-separated Am237 samples. The ?-ray spectra were measured with a Ge(Li) spectrometer and the conversion-electron spectra were measured with a cooled Si(Li) detector and a magnetic ?-ray spectrometer. Thirty-five ? rays were identified and the multipolarities of most of the transitions were deduced. The half-life of Am237 was determined by following the decay of the 280.2 keV photopeak and was found to be 73.0 ± 1.0 min. The ?-particle energy and ? branching were measured to be 6.042 ± 0.005 MeV and [(2.5 ± 0.3) × 10-2]%, respectively. On the basis of the present investigation the following single-particle states have been identified in Pu237: 72-[743], 0 ˝+[631], 145.5; 52+[622], 280.2; 32+[631], 370.4; 52+[633], 407.8; 72+[624], 473.5; 52-[752], 655.3; and 72+[613], 908.8 keV. The ground state of Am237 has been deduced to be the 52-[523] Nilsson orbital. The logft values for electron capture transitions to the observed states were derived. The ?-particle spectrum of a mass-separated Cm241 sample was measured with the Argonne double focusing magnetic spectrometer. Eleven ? groups identified in this spectrum populate the members of the ground state, ˝+[631], and 32+[631] bands. The ?-decay hindrance factors are consistent with the Nilsson-state assignments deduced from Am237 electron capture decay.RADIOACTIVITY Am237 [from Np237(?, 4n) and Np237(He3, 3n))]; measured T12, E?, E?, I?, Ece, Ice, ??- coin, ? branching, Cm241 [from Pu239(?, 2n)]; measured E?, I?; deduced hindrance factors. Pu237 deduced levels logft, (EC) ? multipolarity, I, ?, eight single-particle states. Mass-separated Am237 and Cm241. Toroidal ? spectrometer at 0.15% FWHM.

I. Ahmad; F. T. Porter; M. S. Freedman; R. K. Sjoblom; J. Lerner; R. F. Barnes; J. Milsted; P. R. Fields

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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137Cs(90Sr) and Pu isotopes in the Pacific Ocean sources & trends  

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The main source of artificial radioactivity in the world`s oceans can be attributed to worldwide fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing. Measurements of selected artificial radionuclides in the Pacific Ocean were first conducted in the 1960`s where it was observed that fallout radioactivity had penetrated the deep ocean. Extensive studies carried out during the 1973-74 GEOSECS provided the first comprehensive data on the lateral and vertical distributions of {sup 9O}Sr, {sup 137}Cs and Pu isotopes in the Pacific on a basin wide scale. Estimates of radionuclide inventories in excess of amounts predicted to be delivered by global fallout alone were attributed to close-in fallout and tropospheric inputs from early U.S. tests conducted on Bikini and Enewetak Atolls in the Equatorial Pacific. In general, levels of fallout radionuclides (including {sup 9O}Sr, {sup 137}Cs and Pu isotopes) in the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean have decreased considerably over the past 4 decades and are now much more homogeneously distributed. Resuspension and the subsequent deposition of fallout radionuclides from previously deposited debris on land has become an important source term for the surface ocean. This can be clearly seen in measurements of fallout radionuclides in mineral aerosols over the Korean Peninsula (Yellow dust events). Radionuclides may also be transported from land to sea in river runoff-these transport mechanisms are more important in the Pacific Ocean where large quantities of river water and suspended sands/fluvial sediments reach the coastal zone. Another unique source of artificial radionuclides in the Pacific Ocean is derived from the slow resolubilization and transport of radionuclides deposited in contaminated lagoon and slope sediments near U.S. and French test sites. Although there is a small but significant flux of artificial radionuclides depositing on the sea floor, > 80% of the total 239, {sup 240}Pu inventory and > 95% of the total {sup 137}Cs inventory remains in the water column. Studies conducted through the 1980`s appear to be consistent with earlier findings and indicate that radionuclide inventories in mid-northern latitudes are at least a factor of two above those expected from global fallout alone. The long term persistence of close-in and/or stratospheric fallout from nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands still appears to be the only plausible explanation for this anomaly.

Hamilton, T.F., Millies-Lacrox, J.C. [Service Mixte de Securite Radologique, Mondhery (France); Hong, G.H. [Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Ansan (Korea)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioecologycal study of {sup 239/240}Pu in Bangka Island and Muria Peninsula: Determination of {sup 239/240}Pu in marine sediment and seawater as part of baseline data collecting for sitting of candidates of first Indonesia NPP  

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Radioisotope Pu-239/240 are alpha emitting nuclides important indicators of radioactive contamination of the marine environment. Global fallout is the main source of plutonium in the marine environment. There are very limited study on {sup 239/240}Pu in Indonesia coastal environments. The data of this radioisotopes is needed for baseline data of nuclear power plant (NPP) site candidates both in Bangka Island and Muria Peninsula. Bottom sediments play an important role in radioecological studies of the marine environment because a large proportion of radioactive substances entering the sea is adsorbed over time onto suspended particulate matter and deposited in sediments. Plutonium is particle reactive and deposited in marine sediment. Radioisotope {sup 239/240}Pu was determinated by alpha spectrometry after radiochemical procedure that was performed in both water and marine sediment from Bangka Island and Muria Peninsula. The sediment baseline of concentration {sup 239/240}Pu in Bangka Island and Muria Peninsula were range from 0.013 to 0.021 Bq.kg{sup ?1} and 0.018 to 0.024 Bq.kg{sup ?1} respectively. The water baseline concentration this isotope were range from 2.73 to 4.05 mBq.m{sup ?3} and 2.98 to 4.50 mBq.m{sup ?3}.

Suseno, Heny, E-mail: henis@batan.go.id [Radioactive Waste Technology Center - The Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency (Indonesia); Wisnubroto, Djarot S. [The Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency (Indonesia)

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Solubility of Pu, Np, and U from Spent UO2?Fuel Under Inert/Reducing Conditions  

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The overall objective of this program is to improve the scientific understanding of processes that control the release of radioactive species especially actinides from spent fuel inside a disposal canister. The Swedish concept has focused on deep burial in the rock with an iron?lined Cu?canister. Corrosion of the canister iron insert will consume any residual oxygen and provide actively reducing conditions in any fluid phase. Therefore an investigation of the solubility of different radionuclides under actively reducing conditions) (Fe2+/H2) has been performed. The solubility of U Np and Pu is measured as a function of time for three different conditions: Ar atmosphere H2 atmosphere and H2 atmosphere with Fe(II) in solution.

Yngve Albinsson; Virginia Oversby; Arvid Ödegaard?Jensen; Lars Werme

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron spectral reactivity comparison of /sup 235/U, /sup 233/U, /sup 239/Pu  

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In the process of storing fuel from reactors capable of breeding fissile material, it is possible that the beginning-of-life fissile loadings are not the most reactive for the fuel. In this context, it is necessary to consider the bred fissile isotopes to ensure conservative safety margins on storage of these fuels. Of particular interest for the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant were fuels consisting primarily of /sup 235/U as the fissile isotope, such as those for the Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-I and -II) and some light water breeder reactor (LWBR) test elements. This study examines the relative worth of additions of the isotopes /sup 239/Pu, /sup 233/U, and /sup 235/U to a /sup 235/U-fueled critical system. The equivalence relationship between fissile isotopes depends in a complex fashion on the neutron spectrum and the relative abundance of the isotopic species.

McBroom, R.C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Event-by-event study of prompt neutrons from 239Pu(n,f)  

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Employing a recently developed Monte Carlo model, we study the fission of 240Pu induced by neutrons with energies from thermal to just below the threshold for second chance fission. Current measurements of the mean number of prompt neutrons emitted in fission, together with less accurate measurements of the neutron energy spectra, place remarkably fine constraints on predictions of microscopic calculations. In particular, the total excitation energy of the nascent fragments must be specified to within 1 MeV to avoid disagreement with measurements of the mean neutron multiplicity. The combination of the Monte Carlo fission model with a statistical likelihood analysis also presents a powerful tool for the evaluation of fission neutron data. Of particular importance is the fission spectrum, which plays a key role in determining reactor criticality. We show that our approach can be used to develop an estimate of the fission spectrum with uncertainties several times smaller than current experimental uncertainties ...

Vogt, R; Pruet, J; Younes, W

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Calculation of 239Pu fission observables in an event-by-event simulation  

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The increased interest in more exclusive fission observables has demanded more detailed models. We describe a new computational model, FREYA, that aims to meet this need by producing large samples of complete fission events from which any observable of interest can then be extracted consistently, including any interesting correlations. The various model assumptions are described and the potential utility of the model is illustrated. As a concrete example, we use formal statistical methods, experimental data on neutron production in neutron-induced fission of {sup 239}Pu, along with FREYA, to develop quantitative insights into the relation between reaction observables and detailed microscopic aspects of fission. Current measurements of the mean number of prompt neutrons emitted in fission taken together with less accurate current measurements for the prompt post-fission neutron energy spectrum, up to the threshold for multi-chance fission, place remarkably fine constraints on microscopic theories.

Vogt, R; Randrup, J; Pruet, J; Younes, W

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of alternate production methods for Pu-238 general purpose heat source pellets  

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For the past half century, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has used Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) to power deep space satellites. Fabricating heat sources for RTGs, specifically General Purpose Heat Sources (GPHSs), has remained essentially unchanged since their development in the 1970s. Meanwhile, 30 years of technological advancements have been made in the applicable fields of chemistry, manufacturing and control systems. This paper evaluates alternative processes that could be used to produce Pu 238 fueled heat sources. Specifically, this paper discusses the production of the plutonium-oxide granules, which are the input stream to the ceramic pressing and sintering processes. Alternate chemical processes are compared to current methods to determine if alternative fabrication processes could reduce the hazards, especially the production of respirable fines, while producing an equivalent GPHS product.

Mark Borland; Steve Frank

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring simultaneous single and coincident gamma-ray measurements for U/Pu assay in safeguards  

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Using a broad range of gamma-ray uranium standards and two plutonium samples of known isotopic content, list mode gamma ray information from two Compton suppressed and one planar HPGe detectors were analyzed according to the time information of the signals. Interferences from Cs-137 were introduced. In this study, we extended singles measurements by exploring the potential of simultaneously using both singles and coincidence data for U/Pu assay. The main goals of this exploratory study are: 1) whether one will be able to use coincidence information in addition to the complicated 100-keV unfolding to obtain extra information of uranium and plutonium isotopic ratios, and 2) with higher energy interference gamma-rays from isotopes such as Cs-137, can the coincidence information help to provide the isotopic information. (authors)

Wang, T. F. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Horne, S. M. [Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Henderson, R. A.; Roberts, K. E.; Vogt, D. K. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Average resonance capture study of Te124  

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An average resonance capture study of Te124 was carried out by bombarding samples of Te123 with 2- and 24-keV neutron beams. The complete set of 0+, 1+, 2+ states disclosed by the experiment is consistent with the data of Robinson, Hamilton, and Snelling, demonstrating that there are no undetected states of these spins (especially 0+ states) below about 2500 keV. In particular, proposed 0+ levels at 1156 and 1290 keV are ruled out. This impacts various attempted interpretations in terms of intruder states, U(5), and O(6) symmetries.

R. F. Casten; J.-Y. Zhang; B.-C. Liao

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and analysis of the latent period of osteosarcomas induced by incorporated 239Pu: The role of immune responses  

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This paper considers the utility of a stochastic model of carcinogenesis, proposed earlier by Yakovlev and Polig, in quantitative analysis of the incidence of radiation-induced osteosarcomas in beagels injected with various amounts of ^2^3^9Pu. The original ... Keywords: Bone tumors, Carcinogenesis models, Immune response, Internal irradiation, Survival analysis

A. D. Tsodikov; F. Bruenger; R. D. Lloyd; S. Miller; E. Polig; A. Yu. Yakovlev

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE DEFECT STRUCTURE OF CdTe (*) F. A. KRGER  

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THE DEFECT STRUCTURE OF CdTe (*) F. A. KR�GER David Packard Professor of Electrical Engineering haute résistivité. Abstract. 2014 Evidence concerning the defect structure of CdTe is reviewed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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PRESENT LIMITATIONS OF CdTe DETECTORS IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE  

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365 PRESENT LIMITATIONS OF CdTe DETECTORS IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE R. ALLEMAND, P. BOUTEILLER, M. LAVAL quality criteria, it is necessary to compare Cd-Te detectors results (or estimated characteristics) with other methods (i. e. 8cintillation cameras) in order to know the effective interest of Cd-Te in nuclear

Boyer, Edmond

207

Hybrid functional calculations of a Te antisite in bulk CdTe.  

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?? The detection of gamma-rays is an important issue in a cast array ofindustries. CdTe is a semiconductor used for gamma-ray detectors whichcan operate at… (more)

Árdal, Kristinn Björgvin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Excited states of acceptors in CdTe and ZnTe  

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Higher excited states of acceptors in CdTe and ZnTe are obtained by using the Baldereschi and Lipari spherical model including the cubic correction and the central-cell effect. This is done by solving the coupled radial equations by the finite-element method with Arnoldi's algorithm, which gives several (?20) low-lying states simultaneously. Our procedure allows one to determine very accurately the host band-structure parameters. In the case of CdTe we obtain the Luttinger parameters ?1 = 5.30, ?2 = 1.62, ?3 = 2.10 and the dielectric constant ?0 = 9.3. For ZnTe we obtain ?1 = 3.80, ?2 = 0.86, ?3 = 1.32 and ?0 = 9.4.

M. Said; M.A. Kanehisa

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2009 The PeTroleum InsTITuTe  

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The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2009 The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report - 2009 online version #12;The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2009 #12;The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2009 overvIew Annual Report 2009 THE PETROLEUM INSTITUTE Office of the President 4 OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT DR

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Influence of CdTe thickness on structural and electrical properties of CdTe/CdS solar cells  

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Influence of CdTe thickness on structural and electrical properties of CdTe/CdS solar cells A a b s t r a c ta r t i c l e i n f o Available online xxxx Keywords: Solar cells CdCl2 CdTe Thin absorbers Due to its high scalability and low production cost, CdTe solar cells have shown a very strong

Romeo, Alessandro

211

Typesetting Posters withTypesetting Posters with LaTeXLaTeX  

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Typesetting Posters withTypesetting Posters with LaTeXLaTeX:: A Practical GuideA Practical Guide?What is the Problem? ·· Posters are used to present technicalPosters are used to present technical material at some conferencesmaterial at some conferences ­­ In some cases these posters may be very largeIn some cases these posters

Stephenson, Ben

212

Mechanism of terahertz photoconductivity in semimetallic HgTe/CdHgTe quantum wells  

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Terahertz photoconductivity in magnetic fields in semimetallic HgTe/CdHgTe quantum wells has been studied. The main contribution to photoconductivity comes from a signal that appears as a result of electron-gas heating. It is shown that, with the cyclotron resonance conditions satisfied, the photoconductivity signal is composed of cyclotron-resonance and bolometric components. However, in this case too, the bolometric contribution predominates.

Vasilyev, Yu. B., E-mail: yu.vasilyev@mail.ioffe.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation); Mikhailov, N. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Gouider, F. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik (Germany); Vasilyeva, G. Yu. [St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (Russian Federation); Nachtwei, G. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik (Germany)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPARISON OF CSS-CdTe AND PVD-CdTe WITH DIFFERENT ACTIVATION PROCESSES , G. Khrypunov2,4  

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University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK ABSTRACT: CdTe polycrystalline thin film solar cells have a strong AM1.5 illumination. Amongst several attractive features high chemical stability of CdTe and a simple simplification has been done by substituting the CdCl2 step by treating CdTe films in an atmosphere containing

Romeo, Alessandro

214

THE PERFORMANCE OF THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS EMPLOYING PHOTOVOLTAIC Cu22014x Te-CdTe HETEROJUNCTIONS (1)  

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195 THE PERFORMANCE OF THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS EMPLOYING PHOTOVOLTAIC Cu22014x Te This paper is a short status report on the continuing development of Cu22014xTe-CdTe thin film solar cells Company has had a conti- nuous effort on thin film solar cells for the past four and a half years

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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First-principles study of the electronic and structural properties of (CdTe)n/(ZnTe)n superlattices  

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Abstract We present the results of a first-principles study of the electronic and structural properties of binary CdTe and ZnTe compounds and their (CdTe)n/(ZnTe)n superlattices (SLs). The computational method is based on the full-potential linear muffin tin orbitals method (FP-LMTO) augmented by a plane-wave basis (PLW). The exchange and correlation energy is described in the local density approximation (LDA) using the Perdew–Wang parameterization including a generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The calculated structural properties of CdTe and ZnTe compounds are in good agreement with available experimental and theoretical data. We have also carried out band-structure calculations for the binary CdTe and ZnTe compounds and their (CdTe)n/(ZnTe)n superlattices (SLs). From the results of the electronic properties, we find that the parent material CdTe and ZnTe and their superlattices have a direct band gaps. The fundamental band gap decreases with increasing the number of monolayer n.

M. Boucharef; S. Benalia; D. Rached; M. Merabet; L. Djoudi; B. Abidri; N. Benkhettou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Statefinder and Om Diagnostics for Interacting New Holographic Dark Energy Model and Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics  

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In this work, we have considered that the flat FRW universe is filled with the mixture of dark matter and the new holographic dark energy. If there is an interaction, we have investigated the natures of deceleration parameter, statefinder and $Om$ diagnostics. We have examined the validity of the first and generalized second laws of thermodynamics under these interactions on the event as well as apparent horizon. It has been observed that the first law is violated on the event horizon. However, the generalized second law is valid throughout the evolution of the universe enveloped by the apparent horizon. When the event horizon is considered as the enveloping horizon, the generalized second law is found to break down excepting at late stage of the universe.

Ujjal Debnath; Surajit Chattopadhyay

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Determination of Pu content in a Spent Fuel Assembly by Measuring Passive Total Neutron count rate and Multiplication with the Differential Die-Away Instrument  

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Inspired by approach of Bignan and Martin-Didier (ESARDA 1991) we introduce novel (instrument independent) approach based on multiplication and passive neutron. Based on simulations of SFL-1 the accuracy of determination of {sup tot}Pu content with new approach is {approx}1.3-1.5%. Method applicable for DDA instrument, since it can measure both multiplication and passive neutron count rate. Comparison of pro's & con's of measuring/determining of {sup 239}Pu{sub eff} and {sup tot}Pu suggests a potential for enhanced diversion detection sensitivity.

Henzl, Vladimir [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Croft, Stephen [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobin, Stephen J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Prompt Gamma Emission in Resonance Neutron Induced Fission of 239Pu  

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The scientific interest in the resonance neutron induced capture and fission reactions on 239Pu is continuously rising during the last decade. From a practical point of view, this is because more precise data on capture and fission cross sections, fission fragment mass and kinetic energy distributions, variation of prompt fission neutron and gamma yields in the resonance neutron region, are needed for the modelling of new generation nuclear power plants and for nuclear spent fuel and waste transmutation. From a heuristic and fundamental point of view, such a research improves our knowledge and understanding of the fission phenomena itself. To achieve these goals more powerful neutron sources and more precise fission product detectors have to be used. At the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics (FLNP), where already half a century the thermal and resonance neutron induced nuclear reactions are studied, a new electron accelerator driven white spectrum pulsed neutron source IREN has been built and successfully tested. The improved characteristics of this facility, in comparison with those of the former pulse neutron fast reactor IBR-30, will allow measuring some of the neutron-nuclear reaction data with better precision and accuracy. A new experimental setup for detecting gamma rays (and neutrons) has been designed and is under construction. It will consist of 2 rings (arrays) of 12 NaI(Tl) detectors each (or 1 array of 24 detectors) with variable ring diameter and distance between both rings. Such a setup will make possible not only to measure the multiplicity, energy and angular anisotropy of prompt fission gammas, but also to separate the contribution of prompt fission neutrons by their longer time-of-flight from the fissile target to the detectors. The signals from all the 24 detectors will be recorded simultaneously in digitized form and will be stored on the hard disk of the personal computer for further off-line analysis. The measurement of the prompt gamma-ray emission from 239Pu resonance neutron induced fission is one of the most probable candidates for the first experiments to be performed at IREN using the newly designed gamma-ray detector.

I. Ruskov; Yu.N. Kopatch; Ts. Panteleev; V.R. Skoy; V.N. Shvetsov; E. Dermendjiev; N. Janeva; L.B. Pikelner; Yu.V. Grigoriev; Zh.V. Mezentseva; I. Ivanov

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Luminescence Enhancement of CdTe Nanostructures in LaF3:Ce/CdTe Nanocomposites  

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Radiation detection demands new scintillators with high quantum efficiency, high energy resolution and short luminescence lifetimes. Nanocomposites consisting of quantum dots and Ce3+ doped nanophosphors may be able to meet these requirements. Here we report the luminescence of LaF3:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites which were synthesized by a wet chemistry method. In LaF3:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites the CdTe quantum dots are converted into nanowires, while in LaF3/CdTe nanocomposites no such conversion is observed. The CdTe luminescence in LaF3:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites is enhanced about 5 times, while in LaF3/CdTe nanocomposites no enhancement was observed. Energy transfer, light-re-absorption and surface passivation are likely the reasons for the luminescence enhancement.

Yao, Mingzhen; Zhang, Xing; Ma, Lun; Chen, Wei; Joly, Alan G.; Huang, Jinsong; Wang, Qingwu

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron induced fission of Pu240,242 from 1 eV to 200 MeV  

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The neutron induced fission cross sections of Pu240,242 have been measured as a function of incident neutron energy from 1 eV to 200 MeV. This is part of an effort to reduce experimental uncertainties of nuclear data in support of next generation nuclear reactors and transmutation technology. These two plutonium isotopes are nonfissile, and the available data are limited below reaction threshold. The present data demonstrate the presence of a 2.67 eV resonance in the Pu242 fission cross section, which is missing in the ENDF/B-VII evaluation, and resolve discrepancies in the keV region. The measured cross sections are also compared with statistical model calculations made with the nuclear reaction code GNASH.

F. Tovesson; T. S. Hill; M. Mocko; J. D. Baker; C. A. McGrath

2009-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Evaluation of Aqueous and Powder Processing Techniques for Production of Pu-238-Fueled General Purpose Heat Sources  

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This report evaluates alternative processes that could be used to produce Pu-238 fueled General Purpose Heat Sources (GPHS) for radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTG). Fabricating GPHSs with the current process has remained essentially unchanged since its development in the 1970s. Meanwhile, 30 years of technological advancements have been made in the fields of chemistry, manufacturing, ceramics, and control systems. At the Department of Energy’s request, alternate manufacturing methods were compared to current methods to determine if alternative fabrication processes could reduce the hazards, especially the production of respirable fines, while producing an equivalent GPHS product. An expert committee performed the evaluation with input from four national laboratories experienced in Pu-238 handling.

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2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase Characteristics of a Number of U-Pu-Am-Np-Zr Metallic Alloys for Use as Fast Reactor Fuels  

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Metallic fuel alloys consisting of uranium, plutonium, and zirconium with minor additions of americium and neptunium are under evaluation for potential use to transmute long-lived transuranic actinide isotopes in fast reactors. A series of test designs for the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) have been irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), designated as the AFC-1 and AFC-2 designs. Metal fuel compositions in these designs have included varying amounts of U, Pu, Zr, and minor actinides (Am, Np). Investigations into the phase behavior and relationships based on the alloy constituents have been conducted using x-ray diffraction and differential thermal analysis. Results of these investigations, along with proposed relationships between observed behavior and alloy composition, are provided. In general, observed behaviors can be predicted by a ternary U-Pu-Zr phase diagram, with transition temperatures being most dependent on U content. Furthermore, the enthalpy associated with transitions is strongly dependent on the as-cast microstructural characteristics.

Douglas E. Burkes; J. Rory Kennedy; Thomas Hartmann; Cynthia A. Papesch; Denis D. Keiser, Jr.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

The Ising Model on Diluted Graphs and Strong Amenability Olle H aggstr om \\Lambda Roberto H. Schonmann y Jeffrey E. Steif z  

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The Ising Model on Diluted Graphs and Strong Amenability Olle H¨ aggstr¨ om \\Lambda Roberto H. Schonmann y Jeffrey E. Steif z May 10, 1999 Abstract Say that a graph has persistent transition if the Ising that the critical temperature for the Ising model with no external field on the infinite clusters of Bernoulli

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Single photon ionization of van der Waals clusters with a soft x-ray laser: ,,SO2...n and ,,SO2...n,,H2O...m  

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dioxide emissions from combustion, coal treat- ment, and volcanos can form acids in the atmosphere,,H2O...m F. Dong Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 and Technology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 E. R. Bernsteina Department of Chemistry

Rocca, Jorge J.

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Preliminary Study of O&M Opportunities at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Submitted to The Energy Management and Operations Department at UTMB Galveston  

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At the request of the Energy Management and Operations Department at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Energy Systems Laboratory at the Texas A&M University performed the preliminary study of O&M Opportunities at the 49...

Liu, M.; Zhu, Y.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Event-by-Event Study of Prompt Neutrons from 239Pu  

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Employing a recently developed Monte Carlo model, we study the fission of {sup 240}Pu induced by neutrons with energies from thermal to just below the threshold for second chance fission. Current measurements of the mean number of prompt neutrons emitted in fission, together with less accurate measurements of the neutron energy spectra, place remarkably fine constraints on predictions of microscopic calculations. In particular, the total excitation energy of the nascent fragments must be specified to within 1 MeV to avoid disagreement with measurements of the mean neutron multiplicity. The combination of the Monte Carlo fission model with a statistical likelihood analysis also presents a powerful tool for the evaluation of fission neutron data. Of particular importance is the fission spectrum, which plays a key role in determining reactor criticality. We show that our approach can be used to develop an estimate of the fission spectrum with uncertainties several times smaller than current experimental uncertainties for outgoing neutron energies of less than 2 MeV.

Vogt, R; Randrup, J; Pruet, J; Younes, W

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Event-by-event study of prompt neutrons from 239Pu(n,f)  

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Employing a recently developed Monte-Carlo model, we study the fission of {sup 240}Pu induced by neutrons with energies from thermal to just below the threshold for second chance fission. Current measurements of the mean number of prompt neutrons emitted in fission, together with less accurate measurements of the neutron energy spectra, place remarkably fine constraints on predictions of microscopic calculations. In particular, the total excitation energy of the nascent fragments must be specified to within 1MeV to avoid disagreement with measurements of the mean neutron multiplicity. The combination of the Monte-Carlo fission model with a statistical likelihood analysis also presents a powerful tool for the evaluation of fission neutron data. Of particular importance is the fission spectrum, which plays a key role in determining reactor criticality. We show that our approach can be used to develop an estimate of the fission spectrum with uncertainties several times smaller than current experimental uncertainties for outgoing neutron energies of less than 2 MeV.

Vogt, R; Randrup, J; Pruet, J; Younes, W

2009-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Event-by-event study of prompt neutrons from 239Pu(n,f)  

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Employing a recently developed Monte Carlo model, we study the fission of 240Pu induced by neutrons with energies from thermal to just below the threshold for second chance fission. Current measurements of the mean number of prompt neutrons emitted in fission, together with less accurate measurements of the neutron energy spectra, place remarkably fine constraints on predictions of microscopic calculations. In particular, the total excitation energy of the nascent fragments must be specified to within 1 MeV to avoid disagreement with measurements of the mean neutron multiplicity. The combination of the Monte Carlo fission model with a statistical likelihood analysis also presents a powerful tool for the evaluation of fission neutron data. Of particular importance is the fission spectrum, which plays a key role in determining reactor criticality. We show that our approach can be used to develop an estimate of the fission spectrum with uncertainties several times smaller than current experimental uncertainties for outgoing neutron energies up to 2 MeV.

R. Vogt; J. Randrup; J. Pruet; W. Younes

2009-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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High-precision prompt-?-ray spectral data from the reaction Pu241(nth, f)  

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In this paper we present results from the first high-precision prompt-?-ray spectral measurements from the reaction Pu241(nth, f). Apart from one recent experiment, no data are reported in the literature for this fissioning system, which motivated a new dedicated experiment. We have measured prompt-fission ? rays with three cerium-doped LaBr3 (two 5.08cm×5.08 cm and one 7.62cm×7.62 cm) and one CeBr3 (5.08cm×5.08 cm) scintillation detectors, which all exhibit excellent timing and good energy resolution. The average ?-ray multiplicity was determined to be ?Ż?=(8.21±0.09) per fission, the average energy to be ??=(0.78±0.01) MeV, and the total energy to be E?,tot=(6.41±0.06) MeV as the weighted average from all detectors. Since the results from all detectors are in excellent agreement, and the total released ? energy is modestly higher than the one in the present evaluated nuclear data files, we suspect that the underestimation of the prompt-? heating in nuclear reactors is due to fast-neutron-induced fission on U238 or rather from fission induced by ? rays from neutron capture in the construction material.

S. Oberstedt; R. Billnert; T. Belgya; T. Bry?; W. Geerts; C. Guerrero; F.-J. Hambsch; Z. Kis; A. Moens; A. Oberstedt; G. Sibbens; L. Szentmiklosi; D. Vanleeuw; M. Vidali

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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New chalcogenide glasses in the CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} system  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Determination of the glass-forming region in the pseudo-ternary CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Characterization of macroscopic properties of the new CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} glasses. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Characterization of the total conductivity of CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} glasses. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Comparison between the selenide and telluride equivalent systems. -- Abstract: Chalcogenide glasses in the pseudo-ternary CdTe-AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} system were synthesized and the glass-forming range was determined. The maximum content of CdTe in this glass system was found to be equal to 15 mol.%. The macroscopic characterizations of samples have consisted in Differential Scanning Calorimetry, density, and X-ray diffraction measurements. The cadmium telluride addition does not generate any significant change in the glass transition temperature but the resistance of binary AgI-As{sub 2}Te{sub 3} glasses towards crystallisation is estimated to be decreasing on the base of {Delta}T = T{sub x} - T{sub g} parameter. The total electrical conductivity {sigma} was measured by complex impedance spectroscopy. First, the CdTe additions in the (AgI){sub 0.5}(As{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub 0.5} host glass, (CdTe){sub x}(AgI){sub 0.5-x/2}(As{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub 0.5-x/2} lead to a conductivity decrease at x {<=} 0.05. Then, the behaviour is reversed at 0.05 {<=} x {<=} 0.15. The obtained results are discussed by comparison with the equivalent selenide system.

Kassem, M. [Univ. Picardie Jules Verne, F-80000 Amiens (France)] [Univ. Picardie Jules Verne, F-80000 Amiens (France); Le Coq, D., E-mail: david.lecoq@univ-littoral.fr [Univ. Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France); ULCO, LPCA, EA 4493, F-59140 Dunkerque (France); Boidin, R.; Bychkov, E. [Univ. Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France) [Univ. Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille (France); ULCO, LPCA, EA 4493, F-59140 Dunkerque (France)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Relations between structural parameters and physical properties in CdTe and Cd0.96Zn0.04Te alloys  

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481 Relations between structural parameters and physical properties in CdTe and Cd0.96Zn0.04Te cristaux de CdTe et de Cd0,96Zn0,04Te, de densité de dislocations variant entre 5 x 104 et 6 x 105 cm-2. La and photoluminescence experiments were performed on several CdTe and Cd0.96Zn0.04Te crystals with dislocation density

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Characterization of CdZnTe ambient temperature detectors  

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A great deal of interest has been generated in the use of cadmium telluride (CdTe) and cadmium zinc telluride (CdZnTe) detectors for ambient temperature detection of radionuclides. The addition of zinc to CdTe provides several benefits that enhance the materials operational characteristics at ambient temperature. Recent movement in the industry is to produce larger volume detectors using CdZnTe without much known about the effects of larger geometry on performance. The purpose of this study is to get an idea of the relationship of detector performance to both area and thickness variations.

Lavietes, A.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Zintl Phase TE Materials with Embedded Particles...  

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TE Materials with Embedded Particles Presents results from embedding nanoparticles in magnesium silicide alloy matrix reducing thermal conductivity by phonon scattering and...

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130.  

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??This dissertation describes an experimental search for neutrinoless double beta (0???) decay of 130Te. An observation of 0??? decay would establish that neutrinos are Majorana… (more)

Bryant, Adam Douglas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on the effectiveness of flocculation for removal of {sup 239}Pu at concentrations of 1 pCi/L and 0.1 pCi/L. RFP Pond Water Characterization and Treatment (LATO-EG&G-91-022): Task C deliverables: 5.1.2 and 5.2.2  

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The objective of this work is to assess the effectiveness of flocculation for the removal of Pu from Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) pond waters spiked with {sup 239}Pu at the 1.0 and 0.1 pCi/L level. The flocculation treatment procedure is described in detail. Results are presented for treatment studies for the removal of Pu from C-2 pond water spiked with {sup 239}Pu and from distilled water spiked with {sup 239}Pu.

Triay, I.R.; Bayhurst, G.K.; Mitchell, A.J.; Cisneros, M.R.; Efurd, D.W.; Roensch, F.R.; Rokop, D.J.; Aguilar, R.D.; Attrep, M.; Nuttall, H.E. [EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Manganese Concentration in the Cd1-xMnxTe/CdTe Tandem Structure on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion  

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Abstract The photovoltaic electricity is obtained by direct conversion of sunlight into electricity by solar cells. The objective of this work is the study and simulation of a Tandem photovoltaic structure based on Cd1-xMnxTe as top material cell. This paper describes the optimization of energy efficiency for Cd1-xMnxTe thin films deposited by epitaxy on CdTe substrat. We present the impact of the manganese concentration in Cd1-xMnxTe thin films on solar cells performances. Our study includes simulation results to show the conversion efficiency and main performances factors as function of the manganese concentration.

A. Aissat; M. El Bey; M. Fathi; J.P. Vilcot

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomistic simulation of CdTe solid-liquid coexistence equilibria...  

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simulation of CdTe solid-liquid coexistence equilibria. Atomistic simulation of CdTe solid-liquid coexistence equilibria. Abstract: Atomistic simulations of CdTe using a...

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Strain relaxation of CdTe films growing on lattice-mismatched substrates  

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gap approaches the value of bulk CdTe crystals. This makesbulk crystals with crystalline CdTe ?lms for the purpose ofthe top layer of thick CdTe ?lms grown on Si(001) substrate

Ma, Zhixun; Yu, Kin Man; Walukiewicz, Wladek; Yu, Peter Y.; Mao, Samuel S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and Electrical Properties of CdTe Tetrapods Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy  

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Electrical Properties of CdTe Tetrapods Studied by Atomicelectrical properties of CdTe tetrapod-shaped nanocrystalsIntroduction CdSe and CdTe nanocrystals possess interesting

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of {sup 241}Am, {sup 239,240}Pu, and {sup 137}Cs concentrations in soil around Rocky Flats  

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Gamma spectroscopy measurements were used to estimate concentrations of {sup 241}Am and {sup 137}Cs in soil profiles to depths of 21 cm at on-site and off-site locations around the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site and at regional background locations east of the Front Range between Colorado`s borders with New Mexico and Wyoming. Concentrations of these radionuclides were compared with concentrations of {sup 239,240}Pu in the same samples. Concentrations of {sup 241}Am in soil from depths of 0 to 3 cm decreased in an easterly direction from more than 5.3 kBq kg{sup {minus}1} 5 to 7 km away at a rate that was nearly proportional to the inverse square of distance. Deposits of {sup 137}Cs were ubiquitous, averaging 0.12 kBq kg{sup {minus}1} in soil from depths of 0 to 3 cm, but were unevenly distributed around Rocky Flats and the regional background locations. Deviations from the uniform exponential rate at which soil concentrations of {sup 137}Cs typically decreased with depth, {minus}0.25 cm{sup {minus}1} at undisturbed sites, enabled the authors to determine that about 10% of their sampling sites had been disturbed by erosion, tillage, or other factors. The mean rate at which {sup 239,240}Pu decreased with depth was about the same, {minus}0.23 cm{sup {minus}1}, throughout the study area. Soil concentrations of {sup 241}Am decreased with depth at a similar mean rate of {minus}0.22 cm{sup {minus}1} at locations close to the 903 pad where measurements were robust. Ratios between {sup 241}Am or {sup 239,240}Pu and {sup 137}Cs proved more useful for delineating the extent and pattern of contamination from Rocky Flats than did activity concentrations in soil.

Hulse, S.E.; Ibrahim, S.A.; Whicker, F.W.; Chapman, P.L. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TRISO-Fuel Element Performance Modeling for the Hybrid LIFE Engine with Pu Fuel Blanket  

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A TRISO-coated fuel thermo-mechanical performance study is performed for the hybrid LIFE engine to test the viability of TRISO particles to achieve ultra-high burnup of a weapons-grade Pu blanket. Our methodology includes full elastic anisotropy, time and temperature varying material properties for all TRISO layers, and a procedure to remap the elastic solutions in order to achieve fast fluences up to 30 x 10{sup 25} n {center_dot} m{sup -2} (E > 0.18 MeV). In order to model fast fluences in the range of {approx} 7 {approx} 30 x 10{sup 25} n {center_dot} m{sup -2}, for which no data exist, careful scalings and extrapolations of the known TRISO material properties are carried out under a number of potential scenarios. A number of findings can be extracted from our study. First, failure of the internal pyrolytic carbon (PyC) layer occurs within the first two months of operation. Then, the particles behave as BISO-coated particles, with the internal pressure being withstood directly by the SiC layer. Later, after 1.6 years, the remaining PyC crumbles due to void swelling and the fuel particle becomes a single-SiC-layer particle. Unrestrained by the PyC layers, and at the temperatures and fluences in the LIFE engine, the SiC layer maintains reasonably-low tensile stresses until the end-of-life. Second, the PyC creep constant, K, has a striking influence on the fuel performance of TRISO-coated particles, whose stresses scale almost inversely proportional to K. Obtaining more reliable measurements, especially at higher fluences, is an imperative for the fidelity of our models. Finally, varying the geometry of the TRISO-coated fuel particles results in little differences in the scope of fuel performance. The mechanical integrity of 2-cm graphite pebbles that act as fuel matrix has also been studied and it is concluded that they can reliable serve the entire LIFE burnup cycle without failure.

DeMange, P; Marian, J; Caro, M; Caro, A

2010-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfacial Reaction Between Nb Foil and n-Type PbTe Thermoelectric Materials During Thermoelectric Contact Fabrication  

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PbTe is a high-conversion-efficiency thermoelectric (TE) material that is commonly used in space exploration applications. Integration of PbTe in TE devices has a significant impact on the conversion efficienc...

Haiyang Xia; Cheng-Lung Chen; Fivos Drymiotis; Aiping Wu…

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

CdS/CdTe Solar Cells Containing Directly-Deposited CdSxTe1-x Alloy Layers  

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A CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} layer forms by interdiffusion of CdS and CdTe during the fabrication of thin-film CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices. The CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} layer is thought to be important because it relieves strain at the CdS/CdTe interface that would otherwise exist due to the 10% lattice mismatch between these two materials. Our previous work [1] has indicated that the electrical junction is located in this interdiffused CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} region. Further understanding, however, is essential to predict the role of this CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} layer in the operation of CdS/CdTe devices. In this study, CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} alloy films were deposited by radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering and co-evaporation from CdTe and CdS sources. Both RF-magnetron-sputtered and co-evaporated CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} films of lower S content (x<;0.3) have a cubic zincblende (ZB) structure akin to CdTe, whereas those of higher S content have a hexagonal wurtzite (WZ) structure like that of CdS. Films become less preferentially oriented as a result of a CdCl{sub 2} heat treatment (HT) at {approx}400 C for 5 min. Films sputtered in a 1% O{sub 2}/Ar ambient are amorphous as deposited, but show CdTe ZB, CdS WZ, and CdTe oxide phases after a CdCl{sub 2} HT. Films sputtered in O{sub 2} partial pressure have a much wider bandgap than expected. This may be explained by nanocrystalline size effects seen previously [2] for sputtered oxygenated CdS (CdS:O) films. Initial PV device results show that the introduction of a directly-deposited CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} alloy layer into the device structure produces devices of comparable performance to those without the alloy layer when a CdCl{sub 2} HT is performed. Further investigation is required to determine whether the CdCl{sub 2} heat treatment step can be altered or eliminated through direct deposition of the alloy layer.

Duenow, J. N.; Dhere, R. G.; Moutinho, H. R.; To, B.; Pankow, J. W.; Kuciauskas, D.; Gessert, T. A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NONLINEAR OPTICAL EFFECTS IN ROTATIONALLY-TWINNED CRYSTALS: AN EVALUATION OF CdTe, ZnTe AND ZnSe  

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405 NONLINEAR OPTICAL EFFECTS IN ROTATIONALLY-TWINNED CRYSTALS: AN EVALUATION OF CdTe, ZnTe AND Zn une loi en N2. On discutera les avantages potentiels en optique non linéaire des cristaux de CdTe, Zn-spaced twin planes the enhancement is proportional to N2. A comparison is made between CdTe, ZnTe, and Zn

Boyer, Edmond

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Full-length U-xPu-10Zr (x=0, 8, 19 wt%) Fast Reactor Fuel Test in FFTF  

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The Integral Fast Reactor-1 (IFR-1) experiment performed in the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) was the only U-Pu-10Zr (Pu-0, 8 and 19 wt%) metallic fast reactor test with commercial-length (91.4 cm active fuel column length) conducted to date. With few remaining test reactors there is little opportunity for performing another test with a long active fuel column. The assembly was irradiated to the goal burnup of 10 at.%. The beginning of life (BOL) peak cladding temperature of the hottest pin was 608?C, cooling to 522?C at end of life (EOL). Selected fuel pins were examined non destructively using neutron radiography, precision axial gamma scanning, and both laser and spiral contact cladding profilometry. Destructive exams included plenum gas pressure, volume, and gas composition determinations on a number of pins followed by optical metallography, electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), and alpha and beta gamma autoradiography on a single U-19Pu-10Zr pin. The post-irradiation examinations (PIEs) showed very few differences compared to the short-pin (34.3 cm fuel column) testing performed on fuels of similar composition in Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II). The fuel column grew axially slightly less than observed in the short pins, but with the same pattern of decreasing growth with increasing Pu content. There was a difference in the fuel-cladding chemical interaction (FCCI) in that the maximum cladding penetration by interdiffusion with fuel/fission products did not occur at the top of the fuel column where the cladding temperature is highest, as observed in EBR-II tests. Instead, the more exaggerated fission-rate profile of the FFTF pins resulted in a peak FCCI at ~0.7 X/L axial location along the fuel column. This resulted from a lower production of rare earth fission products higher in the fuel column as well as a much smaller delta-T between fuel center and cladding, and therefore less FCCI, despite the higher cladding temperature. This behavior could actually help extend the life of a fuel pin in a “long pin” reactor design to a higher peak fuel burnup.

D. L. Porter; H.C. Tsai

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Release of Pu Isotopes from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident to the Marine Environment Was Negligible  

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Release of Pu Isotopes from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident to the Marine Environment Was Negligible ... On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake with a magnitude of M 9.0 occurred in the western North Pacific about 180 km off the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) in the northeast coast of Japan and it was followed by gigantic tsunami. ... Since the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (1FNPP), significant levels of anthropogenic radionuclides have been detected in seabed sediments off the east coast of Japan. ...

Wenting Bu; Miho Fukuda; Jian Zheng; Tatsuo Aono; Takashi Ishimaru; Jota Kanda; Guosheng Yang; Keiko Tagami; Shigeo Uchida; Qiuju Guo; Masatoshi Yamada

2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Directional correlation between. alpha. particles and L x rays in the decay of sup 238 Pu and sup 244 Cm  

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Anisotropy in the directional correlation of nuclear radiations and {ital L} x rays has been clearly identified for the first time. {ital L}{sub 3} x-ray groups, {ital L}{sub {ital l}} and {ital L}{alpha}, are observed to be directionally correlated with {alpha} particles in the decays of {sup 238}Pu and {sup 244}Cm. The ratio of anisotropy for {ital L}{sub {ital l}} and {ital L}{alpha} is consistent with the recent observation that {ital L}{sub {ital l}} has a much greater admixture of {ital M}2 than predicted by relativistic calculations.

Johnston, P.N. (Department of Applied Physics, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, G.P.O. Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001 (Australia))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Effect of Fe2+ Oxidation on the Removal of 238Pu from Neptunium Solution by Anion Exchange  

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The effect of ferrous sulfamate (FS) oxidation and variation in nitric acid concentration on the removal of {sup 238}Pu contamination from Np by the HB-Line anion exchange flowsheet has been tested. Significant rejection of {sup 238}Pu was observed by washing with a reductive wash solution containing 6.0 to 6.8 M nitric acid (HNO{sub 3}) with as little as 30% of the Fe{sup 2+} from the FS remaining in its reduced form. To achieve the desired 30% removal of {sup 238}Pu from the process, conditions should be controlled to maintain the Fe{sup 2+}/Fe{sup 3+} ratio in the reductive wash to be greater than 60%/40% (or 1.5). Since Fe{sup 2+} oxidation is strongly affected by temperature and nitric acid concentration, these parameters (as well as time after FS addition) need to be controlled to ensure predictable results. A shortened-height column was utilized in these tests to match changes in the plant equipment. Lab experiments scaled to plant batch sizes of 2000 g Np were observed with modest losses for ''up-flow'' washing. The following are recommended conditions for removing {sup 238}Pu from Np solutions by anion exchange in HB-Line: (1) Feed conditions: ''Up-flow'' 6.4-8.0 M HNO{sub 3}, 0.02 M hydrazine (N{sub 2}H{sub 4}), 0.05 M excess FS. (2) Reductive Wash conditions: ''Up-flow'' 6 Bed volumes (BV) of 6.4 M HNO{sub 3}, 0.05 M FS (minimum 0.03M Fe{sup 2+} during wash cycle), 0.05 M hydrazine, less than 1.8 mL/min/cm{sup 2} flowrate. (3) Decontamination Wash conditions: ''Up-flow'' 1-2 BV of 6.4-8.0 M HNO{sub 3}, no FS, no hydrazine, less than 1.8 mL/min/cm{sup 2} flowrate. (4) Elution conditions: ''Down-flow'' 0.17 M HNO{sub 3}, 0.05 M hydrazine, no FS.

KYSER, EDWARD

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor Decay Heat in 239Pu: Solving the Gamma Discrepancy in the 4–3000-s Cooling Period  

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The {beta} feeding probability of {sup 102,104,105,106,107}Tc, {sup 105}Mo, and {sup 101}Nb nuclei, which are important contributors to the decay heat in nuclear reactors, has been measured using the total absorption technique. We have coupled for the first time a total absorption spectrometer to a Penning trap in order to obtain sources of very high isobaric purity. Our results solve a significant part of a long-standing discrepancy in the {gamma} component of the decay heat for {sup 239}Pu in the 4-3000 s range.

Algora, A.; Sonzogni, A.; Algora,A.; Jordan,D.; Tain,J.L.; Rubio,B.; Agramunt,J.; Perez-Cerdan,A.B.; Molina,F; Caballero,L.; Nacher,E.; Krasznahorkay,A.; Hunyadi,M.D.; Gulyas,J; Vitez,A.; Csatlos,M.; Csige,L.; Aysto,J.; Penttila,H.; Moore,I.D.; Eronen,T.; Jokinen,A.; Nieminen,A.; Hakala,J.; Karvonen,P.; Kankainen,A.; Saastamoinen,A.; Rissanen,J.; Kessler,T.; Weber,C.; Ronkainen,J.; Rahaman,S.; Elomaa,V.; Rinta-Antila,S.; Hager,U.; Sonoda,T.; Burkard,K.; Huller,W.; Batist,L.; Gelletly,W.; Nichols,A.L.; Yoshida,T.; Sonzogni,A.A.; Perajarvi,K.

2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

251

TE Link Dormant Mode Used in GMPLS Optical Transport Networks for Energy Saving  

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This paper evaluates power efficiency of TE link dormant mode in optical transport network, considering daily traffic variability and GMPLS protocol. The proposed TE link dormant mode...

Li, Xin; Huang, Shanguo; Guo, Bingli; Zhang, Jie; Gu, Wanyi

252

Atmospheric deposition, resuspension, and root uptake of Pu in corn and other grain-producing agroecosystems near a nuclear fuel facility  

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Plutonium released to the environment may contribute to dose to humans through inhalation or ingestion of contaminated foodstuffs. Plutonium contamination of agricultural plants may result from interception and retention of atmospheric deposition, resuspension of Pu-bearing soil particles to plant surfaces, and root uptake. Plutonium on vegetation surfaces may be transferred to grain surfaces during mechanical harvesting. Data obtained from corn grown near the U.S. Department of Energy's H-Area nuclear fuel chemical separations facility on the Savannah River Site were used to estimate parameters of a simple model of Pu transport in agroecosystems. The parameter estimates for corn were compared to those previously obtained for wheat and soybeans. Despite some differences in parameter estimates among crops, the relative importances of atmospheric deposition, resuspension, and root uptake were similar among crops. For even small deposition rates, the relative importances of processes for Pu contamination of corn grain should be: transfer of atmospheric deposition from vegetation surfaces to grain surfaces during combining greater than resuspension of soil to grain surfaces greater than root uptake. Approximately 3.9 X 10(-5) of a year's atmospheric deposition is transferred to grain. Approximately 6.2 X 10(-9) of the Pu inventory in the soil is resuspended to corn grain, and a further 7.3 X 10(-10) of the soil Pu inventory is absorbed and translocated to grains.

Pinder, J.E. III; McLeod, K.W.; Adriano, D.C.; Corey, J.C.; Boni, A.L. (Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC (USA))

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Laser irradiation effects on the CdTe/ZnTe quantum dot structure studied by Raman and AFM spectroscopy  

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Micro-Raman spectroscopy has been applied to investigate the impact of laser irradiation on semiconducting CdTe/ZnTe quantum dots (QDs) structures. A reference sample (without dots) was also studied for comparison. Both samples were grown by molecular beam epitaxy technique on the p-type GaAs substrate. The Raman spectra have been recorded for different time of a laser exposure and for various laser powers. The spectra for both samples exhibit peak related to the localized longitudinal (LO) ZnTe phonon of a wavenumber equal to 210 cm{sup -1}. For the QD sample, a broad band corresponding to the LO CdTe phonon related to the QD-layer appears at a wavenumber of 160 cm{sup -1}. With increasing time of a laser beam exposure and laser power, the spectra get dominated by tellurium-related peaks appearing at wavenumbers around 120 cm{sup -1} and 140 cm{sup -1}. Simultaneously, the ZnTe surface undergoes rising damage, with the formation of Te aggregates at the pinhole edge as reveal atomic force microscopy observations. Local temperature of irradiated region has been estimated from the anti-Stokes/Stokes ratio of the Te modes intensity and it was found to be close or exceeding ZnTe melting point. Thus, the laser damage can be explained by the ablation process.

Zielony, E.; Placzek-Popko, E.; Henrykowski, A.; Gumienny, Z.; Kamyczek, P.; Jacak, J. [Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland); Nowakowski, P.; Karczewski, G. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of separate ZnTe interface layers to form ohmic contacts to p-CdTe films  

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A method of is disclosed improving electrical contact to a thin film of a p-type tellurium-containing II-VI semiconductor comprising: depositing a first undoped layer of ZnTe on a thin film of p-type tellurium containing II-VI semiconductor with material properties selected to limit the formation of potential barriers at the interface between the p-CdTe and the undoped layer, to a thickness sufficient to control diffusion of the metallic-doped ZnTe into the p-type tellurium-containing II-VI semiconductor, but thin enough to minimize affects of series resistance; depositing a second heavy doped p-type ZnTe layer to the first layer using an appropriate dopant; and depositing an appropriate metal onto the outer-most surface of the doped ZnTe layer for connecting an external electrical conductor to an ohmic contact. 11 figs.

Gessert, T.A.

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of separate ZnTe interface layers to form OHMIC contacts to p-CdTe films  

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A method of improving electrical contact to a thin film of a p-type tellurium-containing II-VI semiconductor comprising: depositing a first undoped layer of ZnTe on a thin film of p-type tellurium containing II-VI semiconductor with material properties selected to limit the formation of potential barriers at the interface between the p-CdTe and the undoped layer, to a thickness sufficient to control diffusion of the metallic-doped ZnTe into the p-type tellurim-containing II-VI semiconductor, but thin enough to minimize affects of series resistance; depositing a second heavy doped p-type ZnTe layer to the first layer using an appropriate dopant; and depositing an appropriate metal onto the outer-most surface of the doped ZnTe layer for connecting an external electrical conductor to an ohmic contact.

Gessert, Timothy A. (Conifer, CO)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fri-rom, forbindinga mellom form og innhald : Om det ĺ mřtes i ein felles sak som gir rom for det tredje: Den tre-ledda relasjon som forutsetning for fri-rom.  

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??Mĺlet med oppgĺva er ĺ fĺ kunnskap om fri-rom. Kva som kan opne/stenge for det. Eit av poenga med fri-rom er at det ikkje kan… (more)

Kirkebřen, Hilde

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Energistyrelsens workshop om  

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fluktuerende energi ·Robusthed over for svingende energipriser ·Stadig stigende internationalisering ·Kan in February 2002 Windpower/consumption,% #12;Betydningen af at forudsige vindkraftproduktionen Vind- kraft MW forudsigelser TidTime 12-36Time 0 Vind- kraft MW Vindkraft forudsigelse Usikkerhed på vindkraft- produktionen

258

Fission gas bubble nucleated cavitational swelling of the alpha-uranium phase of irradiated U-Pu-Zr fuel  

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Cavitational swelling has been identified as a potential swelling mechanism for the alpha uranium phase of irradiated U-Pu-Zr metal fuels for the Integral Fast Reactor being developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The trends of U-Pu-Zr swelling data prior to fuel cladding contact can be interpreted in terms of unrestrained cavitational driven swelling. It is theorized that the swelling mechanisms at work in the alpha uranium phase can be modeled by single vacancy and single interstitial kinetics with intergranular gas bubbles providing the void nuclei, avoiding the use of complicated defect interaction terms required for the calculation of void nucleation. The focus of the kinetics of fission gas evolution as it relates to cavitational swelling is prior to the formation of a significant amount of interconnected porosity and is on the development of small intergranular gas bubbles which can act as void nuclei. Calculations for the evolution of intergranular fission gas bubbles show that they provide critical cavity sizes (i.e., the size above which the cavity will grow by bias-driven vacancy flux) consistent with the observed incubation dose for the onset of rapid swelling and gas release.

Rest, J.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Plutonium isotopic analysis system for plutonium samples enriched in sup 238 Pu in EP 60/61 containers  

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This user's manual is addressed to the Savannah River Site personnel (routine operators and supervisors) who perform measurements with the Pu-238 isotopic analysis system. Each chapter begins with a table of contents that lists the section title, illustrations, and tabular data presented in that chapter. The first chapter in this manual is an introduction to the system. Chapter 2 lists required settings for the system's commercial nuclear instrument modules. System operating procedures are given in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 contains routine and supervisorial operator interactions. Chapter 5 describes the system's short- and long-printout output formats. Chapter 6 gives instructions for changing system parameters. Error messages are listed and described Chapter 7. Chapter 8 contains a reference article on measuring relative plutonium isotopics in plutonium samples enriched in Pu-238. All commercial items mentioned in this manual are assumed to be functioning correctly for the purposes of system operation. Users are referred to individual equipment manufacturers' manuals for details of operation, trouble-shooting, and maintenance of this commercial equipment.

Ruhter, W.D.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Real-time observation of nanoscale topological transitions in epitaxial PbTe/CdTe heterostructures  

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The almost completely immiscible PbTe/CdTe heterostructure has recently become a prototype system for self-organized quantum dot formation based on solid-state phase separation. Here, we study by real-time transmission electron microscopy the topological transformations of two-dimensional PbTe-epilayers into, first, a quasi-one-dimensional percolation network and subsequently into zero-dimensional quantum dots. Finally, the dot size distribution coarsens by Ostwald ripening. The whole transformation sequence occurs during all stages in the fully coherent solid state by bulk diffusion. A model based on the numerical solution of the Cahn-Hilliard equation reproduces all relevant morphological and dynamic aspects of the experiments, demonstrating that this standard continuum approach applies to coherent solids down to nanometer dimensions. As the Cahn-Hilliard equation does not depend on atomistic details, the observed morphological transformations are general features of the model. To confirm the topological nature of the observed shape transitions, we developed a parameter-free geometric model. This, together with the Cahn-Hilliard approach, is in qualitative agreement with the experiments.

Groiss, H., E-mail: heiko.groiss@jku.at, E-mail: istvan.daruka@jku.at; Daruka, I., E-mail: heiko.groiss@jku.at, E-mail: istvan.daruka@jku.at; Springholz, G.; Schäffler, F. [Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz 4040 (Austria); Koike, K.; Yano, M. [Nanomaterials Microdevices Research Center, Osaka Institute of Technology, Asahi-ku Ohmiya, Osaka 535-8585 (Japan); Hesser, G. [Center for Surface- and Nanoanalytics (ZONA), Johannes Kepler University, Linz 4040 (Austria); Zakharov, N.; Werner, P. [Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle 06120 (Germany)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Kinetics of the reaction between plutonium dioxide and water from 25?°C to 350?°C: Formation and properties of the phases PuO 2+ X  

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In the areas of plutonium waste disposition and storage and medium to long-term retrievable Pu materials storage the issue of water and other small molecule interactions with pure or impure Pu oxide materials and metal has become a major concern. The interaction of PuO 2 with water was investigated from 100?°C to 350?°C using a suite of experimental techniques which include microbalance and pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) methods thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) mass spectrometry (MS) x-ray and neutron diffraction. Reaction rates and oxide compositions were determined from measured increases in sample mass or pressure over time (t). Gaseous and solid products were analyzed using MS and diffraction methods respectively.

L. Morales; T. Allen; J. Haschke

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Ab initio full charge-density study of the atomic volume of ?-phase Fr, Ra, Ac, Th, Pa, U, Np, and Pu  

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We have used a full charge-density technique based on the linear muffin-tin orbitals method in first-principles calculations of the atomic volumes of the light actinides including Fr, Ra, and Ac in their low-temperature crystallographic phases. The good agreement between the theoretical and experimental values along the series support the picture of itinerant 5f electronic states in Th to Pu. The increased deviation between theory and experiment found in Np and Pu may be an indication of correlation effects not included in the local density approximation.

L. Vitos; J. Kollár; H. L. Skriver

1997-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

263

Process Development for High Voc CdTe Solar Cells  

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This is a cumulative and final report for Phases I, II and III of this NREL funded project (subcontract # XXL-5-44205-10). The main research activities of this project focused on the open-circuit voltage of the CdTe thin film solar cells. Although, thin film CdTe continues to be one of the leading materials for large-scale cost-effective production of photovoltaics, the efficiency of the CdTe solar cells have been stagnant for the last few years. This report describes and summarizes the results for this 3-year research project.

Ferekides, C. S.; Morel, D. L.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

physica status solidi, 19 June 2012 Amorphous structures of Ge/Sb/Te  

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physica status solidi, 19 June 2012 Amorphous structures of Ge/Sb/Te alloys: Density functional functional simulations, Ge/Sb/Te alloys. Corresponding author: e-mail r.jones@fz-juelich.de, Phone: +49 discussed the alloy As30Ge10Si12Te48, and Te-based alloys have been well represented ever since. Alloys

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Paul Sellin, Radiation Imaging Group The role of defects on CdTe detector performance  

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Paul Sellin, Radiation Imaging Group The role of defects on CdTe detector performance P.J. Sellin1-destructive material characterisation techniques have been applied to CdTe wafers grown by the Travelling Heater Method Imaging Group PL mapping of whole CdTe wafers PL ( =819 nm) scan for two CdTe wafers, (left: wafer L700

Sellin, Paul

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Self-Assembly of CdTe Tetrapods into Network Monolayers at the Air/Water  

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Self-Assembly of CdTe Tetrapods into Network Monolayers at the Air/Water Interface Matthew D present a versatile method for cadmium telluride (CdTe) tetrapod syn- thesis by utilizing multiple Te the tetrapod shape. CdTe tetra- pods are a promising inorganic semicon- ductor for photovoltaic cells due

Lin, Zhiqun

267

Energy measurement of muons above 1 TeV  

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Pair production and bremsstrahlung cross-sections have sufficient magnitude and energy-dependence for muons above 1 TeV to suggest the use of these cross-sections for measurement of muon energies. A series of Mon...

M. K. Moe

1970-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Selective Area Epitaxy of CdTe on Nanopatterned Substrates.  

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?? HgCdTe/Si devices can potentially be significantly improved by the use of nanopatterned substrate structures on Si to control point and extended crystal defects. This… (more)

Fahey, Stephen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Selective Area Epitaxy of CdTe on Nanopatterned Substrates.  

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??HgCdTe/Si devices can potentially be significantly improved by the use of nanopatterned substrate structures on Si to control point and extended crystal defects. This thesis… (more)

Fahey, Stephen D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130  

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Bolometric experiments for neutrinoless double beta 3.2.1A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te by AdamSpring 2010 A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of

Bryant, Adam Douglas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

INTERACTION OF DEFECTS IN CdTe-CRYSTALS HEAVILY DOPED WITH CHLORINE  

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ClTe) and (VCd 2 ClTe)] form, but larger clusters as well. Thus, the compensation process in Cl doped CdTe, PAGE In order to clarify the mechanism of compensation in semi-insulating crystals of CdTe doped.1051/rphysap:01977001202023500 #12;236 FIG. 1. - Photoluminescence spectra of In and Cl doped CdTe. ND = 10 17

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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REVUE DE PHYSIQUE APPLIQUE PHASE DIAGRAM CALCULATION IN THE Te-Bi-Sb TERNARY SYSTEM  

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by the stoichio- metric compounds Bi2Te3-Sb2Te3 and SnTe-PbTe [16, 17] exhibit complete miscibility in both liquid 1976) Résumé. 2014 On calcule le diagramme de l'équilibre liquide-solide dans le système ternaire Te be achieved either by means of time- and labor-consuming measurements which permit plotting the equilibrium

Boyer, Edmond

273

EXPERIMENTAL AND CALCULATED RESEARCHES OF NUCLEAR-PHYSICS CHARACTERISTICS OF ASSEMBLIES CONTAINING [237Np + 239Pu(98%)] IN TH  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

And Calculated Researches of Nuclear-Physics Characteristics And Calculated Researches of Nuclear-Physics Characteristics Of Assemblies Containing [ 237 Np + 239 Pu(98%)] in The Core and Reflector of Natural Uranium V.I.Gavrilov, I.Yu.Drozdov, N.V.Zavialov, V.I.Il'in, A.A.Kajgorodov, M.I.Kuvshinov, A.V.Panin Russian Federal Nuclear Center All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics Neptunium 237 seems to be a promising material as a core component of such systems as pulsed reactors [2] and cascade blankets for electronuclear facilities [1]. To realize calculated simulation of such facilities it is required to know neutron-physics data for the materials included. In this respect 237 Np is a little-studied material. Thus, the rated values of critical mass for a "bare" sphere of

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Radiochemical procedures for analysis of Pu, Am, Cs and Sr in water, soil, sediments and biota samples  

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The Environmental Radioactivity Analysis Laboratory (ERAL) was established as an analytical facility. The primary function of ERAL is to provide fast and accurate radiological data of environmental samples. Over the years, many radiochemical procedures have been developed by the staffs of ERAL. As result, we have found that our procedures exist in many different formats and in many different notebooks, documents and files. Therefore, in order to provide for more complete and orderly documentation of the radiochemical procedures that are being used by ERAL, we have decided to standardize the format and compile them into a series of reports. This first report covers procedures we have developed and are using for the radiochemical analysis of Pu, Am, Cs, and Sr in various matrices. Additional analytical procedures and/or revisions for other elements will be reported as they become available through continuation of these compilation efforts.

Wong, K.M.; Jokela, T.A.; Noshkin, V.E.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of self-irradiation on local crystal structure and 5flocalization in PuCoGa5  

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The 18.5 K superconductor PuCoGa{sub 5} has many unusual properties, including those due to damage induced by self-irradiation. The superconducting transition temperature decreases sharply with time, suggesting a radiation-induced Frenkel defect concentration much larger than predicted by current radiation damage theories. Extended x-ray absorption fine-structure measurements demonstrate that while the local crystal structure in fresh material is well ordered, aged material is disordered much more strongly than expected from simple defects, consistent with strong disorder throughout the damage cascade region. These data highlight the potential impact of local lattice distortions relative to defects on the properties of irradiated materials and underscore the need for more atomic-resolution structural comparisons between radiation damage experiments and theory.

Booth, C.H.; Daniel, M.; Wilson, R.E.; Bauer, E.D.; Mitchell,J.N.; Moreno, N.O.; Morales, L.A.; Sarrao, J.L.; Allen, P.G.

2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsic Nanoscience of ? Pu–Ga Alloys: Local Structure and Speciation, Collective Behavior, Nanoscale Heterogeneity, and Aging Mechanisms  

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†Materials Science and Technology Division, ‡Theoretical Division, §Health, Safety, Radiation Protection Division, and ?Nuclear Materials Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, United States ... The EXAFS were calculated as the difference between the full spectra and their smooth atomic backgrounds approximated by an arctangent and Gaussian for the edge and a polynomial spline at higher energies, divided by the atomic absorbance fall off with increasing energy. ... That the Ga environment is only minimally or negligibly affected by aging implies that the aging-induced defects, whether isolated or as novel ordered structures, almost exclusively involve Pu sites and are thus concentrated in Ga-depleted domains in the crystal that must therefore reform if they are lost at some point in the aging process. ...

Steven D. Conradson; Nicolas Bock; Julio M. Castro; Dylan R. Conradson; Lawrence E. Cox; Wojciech Dmowski; David E. Dooley; Takeshi Egami; Francisco J. Espinosa-Faller; Franz J. Freibert; Angel J. Garcia-Adeva; Nancy J. Hess; Erik Holmström; Rafael C. Howell; Barbara A. Katz; Jason C. Lashley; Raymond J. Martinez; David P. Moore; Luis A. Morales; J. David Olivas; Ramiro A. Pereyra; Michael Ramos; Jeffrey H. Terry; Phillip M. Villella

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTAINMENT VESSEL TEMPERATURE FOR PU-238 HEAT SOURCE CONTAINER UNDER AMBIENT, FREE CONVECTION AND LOW EMISSIVITY COOLING CONDITIONS  

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The EP-61 primary containment vessel of the 5320 shipping package has been used for storage and transportation of Pu-238 plutonium oxide heat source material. For storage, the material in its convenience canister called EP-60 is placed in the EP-61 and sealed by two threaded caps with elastomer O-ring seals. When the package is shipped, the outer cap is seal welded to the body. While stored, the EP-61s are placed in a cooling water bath. In preparation for welding, several containers are removed from storage and staged to the welding booth. The significant heat generation of the contents, and resulting rapid rise in component temperature necessitates special handling practices. The test described here was performed to determine the temperature rise with time and peak temperature attained for an EP-61 with 203 watts of internal heat generation, upon its removal from the cooling water bath.

Gupta, N.; Smith, A.

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

278

Modeling of irradiation-induced amorphization in a titanate ceramic. [(CaPuTi/sub 2/O/sub 7/)  

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Calculations have been carried out to model the alpha decay-induced conversion of a titanate ceramic (CaPuTi/sub 2/O/sub 7/) from the crystalline state to an amorphous condition. Experimental results have shown that the disordered state varies with irradiation temperature and extent of redamage, and so special consideration is given to those factors. Results of these calculations are applied to the analysis of dimensional changes during irradiation at various temperatures and release of stored energy on recovery to the crystalline state. Modeling results appear to show that it is possible to convert to the amorphous state under irradiation by two different processes. Modeling is also employed to extend experimental results on swelling from the present data base to a high damage rate characteristic of ion implantation and the low rates typical of nuclear waste storage and self-damage of natural mineral analogues. 15 refs., 5 figs.; 1 tab.

Coghlan, W.A.; Clinard, F.W. Jr.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical characteristics of the CdTe-n-CdHgTe structure fabricated in a single molecular-beam epitaxy process  

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An extraordinary shape of the capacitance-voltage characteristics of CdTe-CdHgTe structures has been detected; these characteristics include a specific 'hump' in the inversion region, the height of which increased severalfold under illumination. Additional measurements using an optical probe, measurements of current-voltage characteristics, and an analysis of the energy-band diagram of the structure showed the following. CdTe, in contrast to CdHgTe, is a p-type semiconductor with an acceptor concentration of 1 x 10{sup 16} cm{sup -3}; there is a hole inversion layer in CdHgTe at the boundary with CdTe, which causes the 'hump'; and the barrier height for holes at the CdTe-Cd{sub 0.43}Hg{sub 0.57}Te interface was determined as 0.13 eV.

Mashukov, Yu. P., E-mail: dr_mashukov@mail.ru; Mikhailov, N. N.; Vasilyev, V. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

280

Ratio of the ternary-to-binary fission cross sections induced by thermal and resonance neutrons in 241Pu  

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The ternary-to-binary fission cross-section ratio (T/B) was determined for 241Pu for neutron induced fission in the energy region from 0.01 eV to 50 eV. The ternary and binary fission time-of-flight spectra were recorded at a 8.1 m flightpath at the CBNM Linac with a bank of four large gold-silicon surface-barrier detectors viewing a 1 mg/cm2 241Pu target. The ternary alpha pulse-height spectrum in the neutron energy region of interest was checked continuously. From the time-of-flight spectra the ratios of the areas of the strongest resonances in ternary and in binary fission were calculated; in the neutron energy region from 0.01 to 0.5 eV ratios were calculated for 18 zones throughout the spectrum. In the energy region from 1 to 50 eV the T/B ratio varies significantly from resonance to resonance, allowing a classification into a “high” and a “low” group. Although the statistical accuracy is poorer in the region below 1 eV we deduce from these T/B data that the 0.260 eV resonance probably belongs to the “high” group and also that there is only a slight difference between the T/B value at 0.260 eV and at thermal energy. We correlate these T/B values with the resonance spin J in terms of the channel theory of fission.

C. Wagemans; A.J. Deruytter

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

A comparative study of 239,240Pu in soil near the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility, Golden, CO  

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The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Golden, CO released plutonium into the environment during almost 40 years of operation. Continuing concern over possible health impacts of these releases has been heightened by lack of public disclosure of the US Department of Energy (DOE) activities. A dose reconstruction study for the Rocky Flats facilities, begun in 1990, provided a unique opportunity for concerned citizens to design and implement field studies without participation of the DOE, its contractors, or other government agencies. The Citizens Environmental Sampling Committee was formed in late 1992 and conducted a field sampling program in 1994. Over 60 soil samples, including both surface and core samples, were collected from 28 locations where past human activities would have minimal influence on contaminant distributions in soil. Cesium-137 activity was used as a means to assess whether samples were collected in undisturbed locations. The distribution of plutonium (as 239,240Pu) in soil was consistent with past sampling conducted by DOE, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and others. Elevated levels of 239,240Pu were found immediately east of the Rocky Flats Plant, with concentrations falling rapidly with distance from the plant to levels consistent with background from fallout. Samples collected in areas south, west, and north of the plant were generally consistent with background from fallout. No biases in past sampling due to choice of sampling locations or sampling methodology were evident. The study shows that local citizens, when provided sufficient resources, can design and implement technical studies that directly address community concerns where trust in the regulated community and/or regulators is low.

Todd D. Margulies; Niels D. Schonbeck; Normie C. Morin-Voillequé; Katherine A. James; James M. LaVelle

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LWR spent fuel reduction by the removal of U and the compact storage of Pu with FP for long-term nuclear sustainability  

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Fast breeder reactors (FBR) nuclear fuel cycle is needed for long-term nuclear sustainability while preventing global warming and maximum utilizing the limited uranium (U) resources. The 'Framework for Nuclear Energy Policy' by the Japanese government on October 2005 stated that commercial FBR deployment will start around 2050 under its suitable conditions by the successive replacement of light water reactors (LWR) to FBR. Even after Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident which made Japanese tendency slow down the nuclear power generation activities, Japan should have various options for energy resources including nuclear, and also consider the delay of FBR deployment and increase of LWR spent fuel (LWR-SF) storage amounts. As plutonium (Pu) for FBR deployment will be supplied from LWR-SF reprocessing and Japan will not possess surplus Pu, the authors have developed the flexible fuel cycle initiative (FFCI) for the transition from LWR to FBR. The FFCI system is based on the possibility to stored recycled materials (U, Pu)temporarily for a suitable period according to the FBR deployment rate to control the Pu demand/supply balance. This FFCI system is also effective after the Fukushima accident for the reduction of LWR-SF and future LWR-to-FBR transition. (authors)

Fukasawa, T.; Hoshino, K. [Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd, 3-1-1 Saiwai, Hitachi, Ibaraki, 317-0073 (Japan); Takano, M. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 3-1-1 Saiwai, Hitachi, Ibaraki, 317-0073 (Japan); Sato, S. [Hokkaido University, 3-1-1 Saiwai, Hitachi, Ibaraki, 317-0073 (Japan); Shimazu, Y. [Fukui University, 3-1-1 Saiwai, Hitachi, Ibaraki, 317-0073 (Japan)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Phonon self-energy and origin of anomalous neutron scattering spectra in SnTe and PbTe thermoelectrics  

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The anharmonic lattice dynamics of rock-salt thermoelectric compounds SnTe and PbTe are investigated with inelastic neutron scattering (INS) and first-principles calculations. The experiments show that, surprisingly, although SnTe is closer to the ferroelectric instability, phonon spectra in PbTe exhibit a more anharmonic character. This behavior is reproduced in first-principles calculations of the temperature-dependent phonon self-energy. Our simulations reveal how the nesting of phonon dispersions induces prominent features in the self-energy, which account for the measured INS spectra and their temperature dependence. We establish that the phase-space for three-phonon scattering processes, rather than just the proximity to the lattice instability, is the mechanism determining the complex spectrum of the transverse-optical ferroelectric mode.

Li, Chen [ORNL] [ORNL; Ma, Jie [ORNL] [ORNL; May, Andrew F [ORNL] [ORNL; Cao, Huibo [ORNL] [ORNL; Christianson, Andrew D [ORNL] [ORNL; Ehlers, Georg [ORNL] [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL] [ORNL; Sales, Brian C [ORNL] [ORNL; Delaire, Olivier A [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

A 3 TeV on 3 TeV proton-proton dedicated collider for Fermilab  

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The Fermilab Dedicated Collider proposed in May 1983 is a 2 TeV on 2 TeV p)bar p) collider. The expected luminosity is )approximately) 10/sup 31/ cm/sup (minus/2)sec/sup )minus/1) and the estimated cost is )approximately) $362M (FY-83 dollars). Since 1983 both the superconducting magnet and the particle detector technologies have advanced and the countenance of physics, hence the desired characteristics of new facilities have also altered somewhat. We want to show here that with the new magnet technology used for the SSC one can construct a 3 TeV on 3 TeV pp collider on the Fermilab site. This pp Dedicated Collider )PPDC) will have a luminosity of about 10/sub 33/cm/sup )minus/2)sec)sup)minus)1) and a cost only )approximately) 50)percent) more than that of the p)bar p) Dedicated Collider. 3 figs

Teng, L.C.

1988-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

285

Coulomb interaction of acceptors in Cd{sub 1?x}Mn{sub x}Te/CdTe quantum dot  

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The investigation on the effect of confining potential like isotropic harmonic oscillator type potential on the binding and the Coulomb interaction energy of the double acceptors in the presence of magnetic field in a Cd{sub 1?x}Mn{sub x}Te/CdTe Spherical Quantum Dot has been made for the Mn ion composition x=0.3 and compared with the results obtained from the square well type potential using variational procedure in the effective mass approximation.

Kalpana, P.; Nithiananthi, P., E-mail: kjkumar-gri@rediffmail.com; Jayakumar, K., E-mail: kjkumar-gri@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram-624302, TamilNadu (India); Reuben, A. Merwyn Jasper D. [Department of Physics, School of Engineering, Saveetha University, Thandalam, Chennai- 600104, TamilNadu (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Cu Diffusion from ZnTe:Cu/Ti Contacts on Carrier Lifetime of CdS/CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells: Preprint  

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We study the performance of CdS/CdTe thin film PV devices processed with a ZnTe:Cu/Ti contact to investigate how carrier lifetime in the CdTe layer is affected by Cu diffusion from the contact.

Gessert, T. A.; Metzger, W. K.; Asher, S. E.; Young, M. R.; Johnston, S.; Dhere, R. G.; Duda, A.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement 10-year plan, 1990-1999 : 1989 Utility OM&R Comparison : A Comparison of BPA (Bonneville Power Administration) and Selected Utility Transmission, Operations and Maintenance Costs.  

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For the past several years, competing resource demands within BPA have forced the Agency to stretch Operations, Maintenance and Replacement (OM R) resources. There is a large accumulation of tasks that were not accomplished when scheduled. Maintenance and replacements and outages, due to material and equipment failure, appear to be increasing. BPA has made a strategic choice to increase its emphasis on OM R programs by implementing a multi-year, levelized OM R plan which is keyed to high system reliability. This strategy will require a long-term commitment of a moderate increase in staff and dollars allocated to these programs. In an attempt to assess the direction BPA has taken in its OM R programs, a utility comparison team was assembled in early January 1989. The team included representatives from BPA's Management Analysis, Internal Audit and Financial Management organizations, and operation and maintenance program areas. BPA selected four utilities from a field of more than 250 electric utilities in the US and Canada. The selection criteria generally pertained to size, with key factors including transformation capacity, load, gross revenue, and interstate transmission and/or marketing agreements, and their OM R programs. Information was gathered during meetings with managers and technical experts representing the four utilities. Subsequent exchanges of information also took place to verify findings. The comparison focused on: Transmission operations and maintenance program direction and emphasis; Organization, management and implementation techniques; Reliability; and Program costs. 2 figs., 21 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of EDTA{sup 2-} on the hydrothermal synthesis of CdTe nanocrystallites  

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Transformation from Te nanorods to CdTe nanoparticles was achieved with the assistance of EDTA as a ligand under hydrothermal conditions. Experimental results showed that at the beginning of reaction Te nucleated and grew into nanorods. With the proceeding of reaction, CdTe nucleus began to emerge on the surface, especially on the tips of Te nanorods. Finally, nearly monodispersed hexagonal CdTe nanoparticles with diameters of about 200 nm were obtained. The effects of EDTA on the morphology and formation of CdTe nanoparticles were discussed in consideration of the strong ligand-effect of EDTA, which greatly decreased the concentration of Cd{sup 2+}. Furthermore, the possible formation process of CdTe nanoparticles from Te nanorods was further proposed. The crystal structure and morphology of the products were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). - Graphical Abstract: Firstly, Te nucleated and grew into nanorods in the presence of EDTA{sup 2-}. Then CdTe nucleus began to emerge on Te nanorods and finally monodispersed CdTe nanoparticles were obtained. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer EDTA serves as a strong ligand with Cd{sup 2+}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The existence of EDTA constrains the nucleation of CdTe and promotes the formation of Te nanorods. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer With the proceeding of reaction, CdTe nucleus began to emerge on the surface, especially on the tips of Te nanorods. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nearly monodispersed hexagonal CdTe nanoparticles with diameters of about 200 nm were finally obtained.

Gong Haibo [Center of Bio and Micro/nano Functional Materials, State Key Lab of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022 (China); Hao Xiaopeng, E-mail: xphao@sdu.edu.cn [Center of Bio and Micro/nano Functional Materials, State Key Lab of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China); Wu Yongzhong [Center of Bio and Micro/nano Functional Materials, State Key Lab of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China); Cao Bingqiang; Xu Hongyan [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022 (China); Xu Xiangang [Center of Bio and Micro/nano Functional Materials, State Key Lab of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China)

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Electrical Characterization of Cu Composition Effects in CdS/CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells with a ZnTe:Cu Back Contact: Preprint  

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We study the effects of Cu composition on the CdTe/ZnTe:Cu back contact and the bulk CdTe. For the back contact, its potential barrier decreases with Cu concentration while its saturation current density increases. For the bulk CdTe, the hole density increases with Cu concentration. We identify a Cu-related deep level at {approx}0.55 eV whose concentration is significant when the Cu concentration is high. The device performance, which initially increases with Cu concentration then decreases, reflects the interplay between the positive influences and negative influences (increasing deep levels in CdTe) of Cu.

Li, J. V.; Duenow, J. N.; Kuciauskas, D.; Kanevce, A.; Dhere, R. G.; Young, M. R.; Levi, D. H.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallurgy, thermal stability, and failure mode of the commercial Bi-Te-based thermoelectric modules.  

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Bi-Te-based thermoelectric (TE) alloys are excellent candidates for power generation modules. We are interested in reliable TE modules for long-term use at or below 200 C. It is known that the metallurgical characteristics of TE materials and of interconnect components affect the performance of TE modules. Thus, we have conducted an extensive scientific investigation of several commercial TE modules to determine whether they meet our technical requirements. Our main focus is on the metallurgy and thermal stability of (Bi,Sb){sup 2}(Te,Se){sup 3} TE compounds and of other materials used in TE modules in the temperature range between 25 C and 200 C. Our study confirms the material suite used in the construction of TE modules. The module consists of three major components: AlN cover plates; electrical interconnects; and the TE legs, P-doped (Bi{sub 8}Sb{sub 32})(Te{sub 60}) and N-doped (Bi{sub 37}Sb{sub 3})(Te{sub 56}Se{sub 4}). The interconnect assembly contains Sn (Sb {approx} 1wt%) solder, sandwiched between Cu conductor with Ni diffusion barriers on the outside. Potential failure modes of the TE modules in this temperature range were discovered and analyzed. The results show that the metallurgical characteristics of the alloys used in the P and N legs are stable up to 200 C. However, whole TE modules are thermally unstable at temperatures above 160 C, lower than the nominal melting point of the solder suggested by the manufacture. Two failure modes were observed when they were heated above 160 C: solder melting and flowing out of the interconnect assembly; and solder reacting with the TE leg, causing dimensional swelling of the TE legs. The reaction of the solder with the TE leg occurs as the lack of a nickel diffusion barrier on the side of the TE leg where the displaced solder and/or the preexisting solder beads is directly contact the TE material. This study concludes that the present TE modules are not suitable for long-term use at temperatures above 160 C due to the reactivity between the Sn-solder and the (Bi,Sb){sup 2}(Te,Se){sup 3} TE alloys. In order to deploy a reliable TE power generator for use at or below 200 C, alternate interconnect materials must be used and/or a modified module fabrication technique must be developed.

Yang, Nancy Y. C.; Morales, Alfredo Martin

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of solvents on morphologies of PbTe nanostructures: Controllable synthesis of hollow and solid PbTe nanocubes by a solvothermal method  

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We demonstrate a facile solvothermal route to grow hollow and solid PbTe nanocubes. The hollow PbTe nanocubes were successfully achieved when EtOH was used as solvent in the presence of nonionic polymer PEG, while the solid PbTe nanocubes were obtained when EG was used as solvent in the presence of PEG, whilst keeping the other experimental conditions constant. The results indicate that the solvents used in reaction system play a key role to determine the interior structure of PbTe nanocubes. On the basis of the experimental results and analysis, a possible growth mechanism has been discussed in detail for the hollow and solid PbTe nanocubes. - Graphical abstract: A facile solution-phase route has been developed to synthesize hollow and solid PbTe nanocubes. The possible growth mechanism of hollow and solid PbTe nanocubes was discussed in detail. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A facile controllable route was described for hollow and solid PbTe nanocubes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The hollow PbTe nanocubes were achieved using EtOH as solvent. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The solid PbTe nanocubes were obtained using EG as solvent. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The solvent played a key role for the formation of hollow and solid PbTe nanocubes.

Wang Wenzhong, E-mail: wzhwang@aphy.iphy.ac.cn [School of Science, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081 (China); Wang Lijuan [School of Science, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081 (China); Zhou Qing [College of Science, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025 (China)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadron supercolliders: The 1-TeV scale and beyond  

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Greater understanding of the connection between the weak and electromagnetic interactions is central to progress in elementary-particle physics. A definitive exploration of the mechanism for electroweak symmetry breaking will require collisions between fundamental constituents at energies on the order of 1 TeV. This goal drives the design of high-energy, high-luminosity hadron colliders that will be commissioned during the next decade, but by no means completely defines their scientific potential. These three lectures are devoted to a review of the standard-model issues that motivated an experimental assault on the 1-TeV scale, an introduction to the machines and the experimental environment they will present, and a survey of possibilities for measurement and discovery with a multi-TeV hadron collider. 72 refs., 29 figs.

Quigg, C.

1990-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

293

What causes high resistivity in CdTe  

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Shallow donors are often introduced into semiconductor materials to enhance n-type conductivity. However, they can sometimes also be used to obtain compensation between donors and acceptors, resulting in high resistivity in semiconductors. For example, CdTe can be made semi-insulating by shallow donor doping. This is routinely done to obtain high resistivity in CdTe-based radiation detectors. However, it is widely believed that the shallow donor alone cannot be responsible for the high resistivity in CdTe. This is based on the argument that it is practically impossible to control the shallow donor doping level so precisely that the free carrier density can be brought below the desired value suitable for radiation detection applications. Therefore, a deep native donor is usually assumed to exist in CdTe and pin the Fermi level near midgap. In this paper, we present our calculations on carrier statistics and energetics of shallow donors and native defects in CdTe and illustrate different donor-specific mechanisms for achieving carrier compensation. Our results show that the shallow donor can be used to reliably obtain high resistivity in CdTe without requiring additional deep donors. Since radiation detection applications require both high resistivity and good carrier transport, one should generally use shallow donors and shallow acceptors for carrier compensation and avoid deep centers that are effective carrier traps. This study highlights how the interaction between impurities and native defects intricately affects the Fermi level pinning in the semiconductor band gap and the associated resistivity of the material.

Biswas, Koushik [ORNL; Du, Mao-Hua [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optically induced magnetic polarons in EuTe  

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Direct measurements of the photoinduced magnetization in EuTe, using a two color pump-and-probe technique, are presented. The photoinduced effect was pumped using photons of above-the-bandgap energy, and detected by the Faraday rotation of a probe beam of energy below-the-bandgap. The photoinduced Faraday rotation changes sign, as expected from our model for the optically induced magnetic polaron. The EuTe spin-flop transition at low fields is also detected as a sharp step in the photoinduced Faraday rotation, and its observation provides additional supports for the photoinduced polaron model.

Henriques, A. B.; Galgano, G. D. [Instituto de Física, Universidade de Săo Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05315-970, Săo Paulo (Brazil); Abramof, E.; Rappl, P. H. O. [LAS - INPE, Av. Dos Astronautas, 1758, 12227-010, Săo José dos Campos (Brazil)

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Precision Calibration of the NuTeV Calorimeter  

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NuTeV is a neutrino-nucleon deep-inelastic scattering experiment at Fermilab. The detector consists of an iron-scintillator sampling calorimeter interspersed with drift chambers, followed by a muon toroidal spectrometer. We present determinations of response and resolution functions of the NuTeV calorimeter for electrons, hadrons, and muons over an energy range of 4.8 to 190 GeV. The absolute hadronic energy scale is determined to an accuracy of 0.43%. We compare our measurements to predictions from calorimeter theory and GEANT3 simulations.

The NuTeV Collaboration; D. A. Harris; J. Yu

1999-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

296

Relativistic calculations of electronic states of TeH  

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Relativistic configuration interaction calculations of five ?–? states [3/2 1/2 1/2(II) 3/2(II) 5/2] of TeH are carried out. Comparison calculations of the 2? and 4? ?–s states are also carried out with the objective of understanding the effect of spin–orbit interaction on the electronic states of TeH. These calculations enable assignment of some of the experimentally observed spectra. The 1/2(II) 3/2(II) and 5/2 states exhibit interesting avoided crossings.

K. Balasubramanian; Ming Han; M. Z. Liao

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating Cl K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy in MCl62- (M= U, Np, Pu) complexes and UOCl5- using time-dependent density functional theory  

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We report simulations of the X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) at the Cl K-edge of actinide hexahalides MCl62- (M = U, Np, Pu) and the UOCl5- complex using linear-response time-dependent density functional theory (LR-TDDFT) extended for core excitations. To the best of our knowledge, these are the first calculations of the Cl K-edge spectra of NpCl62- and PuCl62-. In addition, the spectra are simulated with and without the environmental effects of the host crystal as well as ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) to capture the dynamical effects due to atomic motion. The calculated spectra are compared with experimental results, where available and the observed trends are discussed.

Govind, Niranjan; De Jong, Wibe A.

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Pu consumption in light water reactors: Evaluation of GE advanced boiling water reactor plants, compilation of Phase 1C task reports  

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This report summarizes the evaluations conducted during Phase 1C of the Pu Disposition Study have provided further results which reinforce the conclusions reached during Phase 1A & 1B: These conclusions clearly establish the benefits of the fission option and the use of the ABWR as a reliable, proven, well-defined and cost-effective means available to disposition the weapons Pu. This project could be implemented in the near-term at a cost and on a schedule being validated by reactor plants currently under construction in Japan and by cost and schedule history and validated plans for MOX plants in Europe. Evaluations conducted during this phase have established that (1) the MOX fuel is licensable based on existing criteria for new fuel with limited lead fuel rod testing, (2) that the applicable requirements for transport, handling and repository storage can be met, and (3) that all the applicable safeguards criteria can be met.

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1994-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coulomb effects in isobaric cold fission from reactions 233U(nth,f), 235U(nth,f), 239Pu(nth,f) and 252Cf(sf)  

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The Coulomb effect hypothesis, formerly used to interpret fluctuations in the curve of maximal total kinetic energy as a function of light fragment mass in reactions 233U(nth,f), 235U(nth,f) and 239Pu(nth,f), is confirmed in high kinetic energy as well as in low excitation energy windows, respectively. Data from reactions 233U(nth,f), 235U(nth,f), 239Pu(nth,f) and 252Cf(sf) show that, between two isobaric fragmentations with similar Q-values, the more asymmetric charge split reaches the higher value of total kinetic energy. Moreover, in isobaric charge splits with different Q-values, similar preference for asymmetrical fragmentations is observed in low excitation energy windows.

Modesto Montoya

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PRECONTACT SURFACE CHEMISTRY EFFECTS ON CdWCdTe SOLAR CELL PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY  

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PRECONTACT SURFACE CHEMISTRY EFFECTS ON CdWCdTe SOLAR CELL PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY Dave Albin (CBD) and close spaced sublimation (CSS) respectively. CdTe growth is followed by either solution

Sites, James R.

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Impurity and back contact effects on CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells.  

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??CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells are the most promising cost-effective solar cells. The goal of this project is to improve the performance for CdS/CdTe devices… (more)

Zhao, Hehong

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant Level Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Power of Bi2Te3...  

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Power of Bi2Te3 with Tin Application to practical p-type thermoelectric tin alloys for heat pumps. heremans.pdf More Documents & Publications The tin impurity in Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3...

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Pressure-induced Phase Transition in Thiol-capped CdTe Nanoparticles  

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Phase transitions for CdTe nanoparticles (NPs) under high pressure up to 37.0 GPa have been studied using fluorescence measurements. The phase transition from cinnarbar to rocksalt phase has been observed in CdTe NPs solution at 5.8 GPa, which is much higher than the phase transition pressure of bulk CdTe (3.8 GPa) and that of CdTe NPs in solid form (0.8 GPa). CdTe NPs solution therefore shows elevated phase transition pressure and enhanced stability against pressure compared with bulk CdTe and CdTe NPs in solid forms. The enhanced stability of CdTe NPs solution has been attributed to possible shape change in the phase transition and/or inhomogeneous strains in nanoparticle solutions.

Wu, F; Zaug, J; Young, C; Zhang, J Z

2006-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

304

Ligand Mediated Surface Reconstruction of Photoluminescent CdTe Quantum Dots.  

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??Enhancement of photoluminescence (PL) is observed for light-shielded dodecylamine-capped colloidal CdTe quantum dots (CdTe/DDA QDs) dispersed in toluene after washing and recapping. The PL quantum… (more)

Onnink, A.J.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Materials and Structures for p-type Contacts in CdTe Solar Cells.  

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??Solar cells based on CdTe absorbers are attractive due to the optimal direct band gap energy and large absorption coefficient of CdTe, however, their performance… (more)

Ferizovic, Dino

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

WAVELENGTH DEPENDENT EFFECTIVE TRAP DENSITY IN CdTe : EVIDENCE FOR THE PRESENCE OF TWO  

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1 WAVELENGTH DEPENDENT EFFECTIVE TRAP DENSITY IN CdTe : EVIDENCE FOR THE PRESENCE OF TWO.1016/S0030-4018(96)00516-0 #12;2 Photorefractive semiconductors like CdTe are characterized by a low

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Change in the current-carrier concentration upon doping PbTe with gallium  

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Upon doping PbTe with gallium, both high-resistivity samples with intrinsic conductivity and low-resistivity samples with electronic conductivity (n/sub e/ = 10/sup 18/ cm/sup -3/) are produced on the PbTe-GaTe section. A thorough investigation of the dependence of the thermo-emf of Pb/sub 1-x/Ga/sub x/Te on the excess Pb and Te side showed the presence of a wide region with intrinsic conductivity. The experimental data can be explained by the fact that impure gallium in PbTe has negative Hubbard energy and stabilizes the Fermi level almost at the center of the forbidden band. At high gallium concentrations, Ga/sub 2/Te/sub 3/ precipitates at first, and then GaTe precipitates as well. The lead forming in excess transforms Ga/sup 3 +/ to Ga/sup +/, which produces the electronic conductivity in the material.

Bushmarina, G.S.; Gruzinov, B.F.; Drabkin, I.A.; Lev, E.Ya.; Moizhes, B.Ya; Suprun, S.G.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The CIELO Collaboration: Neutron Reactions on 1H, 16O, 56Fe, 235,238U, and 239Pu  

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Abstract CIELO (Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organization) provides a new working paradigm to facilitate evaluated nuclear reaction data advances. It brings together experts from across the international nuclear reaction data community to identify and document discrepancies among existing evaluated data libraries, measured data, and model calculation interpretations, and aims to make progress in reconciling these discrepancies to create more accurate ENDF-formatted files. The focus will initially be on a small number of the highest-priority isotopes, namely 1H, 16O, 56Fe, 235,238U, and 239Pu. This paper identifies discrepancies between various evaluations of the highest priority isotopes, and was commissioned by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency WPEC (Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Co-operation) during a meeting held in May 2012. The evaluated data for these materials in the existing nuclear data libraries — ENDF/B-VII.1, JEFF-3.1, JENDL-4.0, CENDL-3.1, ROSFOND, IRDFF 1.0 — are reviewed, discrepancies are identified, and some integral properties are given. The paper summarizes a program of nuclear science and computational work needed to create the new CIELO nuclear data evaluations.

M.B. Chadwick; E. Dupont; E. Bauge; A. Blokhin; O. Bouland; D.A. Brown; R. Capote; A. Carlson; Y. Danon; C. De Saint Jean; M. Dunn; U. Fischer; R.A. Forrest; S.C. Frankle; T. Fukahori; Z. Ge; S.M. Grimes; G.M. Hale; M. Herman; A. Ignatyuk; M. Ishikawa; N. Iwamoto; O. Iwamoto; M. Jandel; R. Jacqmin; T. Kawano; S. Kunieda; A. Kahler; B. Kiedrowski; I. Kodeli; A.J. Koning; L. Leal; Y.O. Lee; J.P. Lestone; C. Lubitz; M. MacInnes; D. McNabb; R. McKnight; M. Moxon; S. Mughabghab; G. Noguere; G. Palmiotti; A. Plompen; B. Pritychenko; V. Pronyaev; D. Rochman; P. Romain; D. Roubtsov; P. Schillebeeckx; M. Salvatores; S. Simakov; E.Sh. Soukhovitski??; J.C. Sublet; P. Talou; I. Thompson; A. Trkov; R. Vogt; S. van der Marck

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized gamma-ray isotopic analysis software and re-evaluation of the two important 242Pu branching ratios  

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The goal of the generalized gamma-ray analysis software is to provide precise and accurate isotopic analyses of samples that do not have a standard experimental geometry. This analysis tool will analyze gamma-ray data from all types of measurement scenarios with little or no interaction from the user. This tool also provides complete transparency regarding the gamma-ray peaks and branching intensities used in the analysis with the capability for the user to modify this information. They are currently at the data collected phase of building a validated spectral library. One of the by-products in this data collection phase is enabling them to reevaluate the two important branching ratios in {sup 242}Pu. These branching ratios are required for very high burn-up plutonium fuels. The preliminary analysis shows that the energy of the states are 103.5 keV and 158.82 keV, the branching ratio are 1.36E-5 (9%) and 3.37E-6(7%), respectively. More accurate measurements and analysis are currently being carried out.

Wang, T; Raschke, K; Roberts, K; Dougan, A

2009-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The CIELO Collaboration:Neutron Reactions on 1H, 16O, 56Fe, 235,238U, and 239Pu  

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CIELO (Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organization) provides a new working paradigm to facilitate evaluated nuclear reaction data advances. It brings together experts from across the international nuclear reaction data community to identify and document discrepancies among existing evaluated data libraries, measured data, and model calculation interpretations, and aims to make progress in reconciling these discrepancies to create more accurate ENDF-formatted files. The focus will initially be on a small number of the highest-priority isotopes, namely 1H, 16O, 56Fe, 235,238U, and 239Pu. This paper identifies discrepancies between various evaluations of the highest priority isotopes, and was commissioned by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency WPEC (Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Co-operation) during a meeting held in May 2012. The evaluated data for these materials in the existing nuclear data libraries — ENDF/B-VII.1, JEFF-3.1, JENDL-4.0, CENDL-3.1, ROSFOND, IRDFF 1.0 — are reviewed, discrepancies are identified, and some integral properties are given. The paper summarizes a program of nuclear science and computational work needed to create the new CIELO nuclear data evaluations.

Giuseppe Palmiotti; M. B. Chadwick

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Electronic structure and anomalous properties of UAl2, NpAl2, and PuAl2  

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The electronic ground states of UAl2, NpAl2, and PuAl2 in the C15 crystal structure were determined by performing self-consistent, semirelativistic, warped muffin-tin linear augmented-plane-wave electronic band-structure calculations. Then the densities of states and band states were determined by obtaining solutions including spin-orbit interactions with the self-consistent semirelativistic potential. The partial density of states functions obtained for these systems indicate strong d-f hybridization. A consistent procedure for determining the spin fluctuation parameters from the experimental data was obtained. This procedure was used to obtain the spin-fluctuation parameters from UAl2. It is found that this procedure yields parameters that are different from previous estimates and indicates that the calculated parameters such as the bare density of states at the Fermi energy N(0), and the occupied f-band width are consistent with the band-structure values. It is found that although the actinide-actinide separation is about the same, the electronic structure near EF is different. These calculations indicate that both d-f hybridization and spin-orbit coupling are important in the electronic structure of these systems.

A. Michael Boring; R. C. Albers; G. R. Stewart; D. D. Koelling

1985-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Junction Evolution During Fabrication of CdS/CdTe Thin-film PV Solar Cells (Presentation)  

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Discussion of the formation of CdTe thin-film PV junctions and optimization of CdTe thin-film PV solar cells.

Gessert, T. A.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1. INTRODUCTION CdTe/CdS solar cells are among the most promising  

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Te/CdS SOLAR CELLS A.Romeo, A.N. Tiwari, and H. Zogg Thin Films Physics Group, Institute of Quantum ElectronicsTe/CdS thin film solar cells. The merits of different TCOs and the properties of the CdTe/CdS solar cells1. INTRODUCTION CdTe/CdS solar cells are among the most promising devices for low cost and high

Romeo, Alessandro

314

Detector Performance of Ammonium-Sulfide-Passivated CdZnTe and CdMnTe Materials  

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Dark currents, including those in the surface and bulk, are the leading source of electronic noise in X-ray and gamma detectors, and are responsible for degrading a detector's energy resolution. The detector material itself determines the bulk leakage current; however, the surface leakage current is controllable by depositing appropriate passivation layers. In previous research, we demonstrated the effectiveness of surface passivation in CZT (CdZnTe) and CMT (CdMnTe) materials using ammonium sulfide and ammonium fluoride. In this research, we measured the effect of such passivation on the surface states of these materials, and on the performances of detectors made from them.

Kim, K.H.; Bolotnikov, A.E.; Camarda, G.S.; Marchini, L.; Yang, G.; Hossain, A.; Cui, Y.; Xu, L.; and James, R.B.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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137Cs in Urine of Tourists Who Visited Kiev Late in April, 1986. —Estimation of the Intake of 137Cs and 239Pu: Due to the Nuclear Reactor Accident—  

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......Urine of Tourists Who Visited Kiev Late in April, 1986. -Estimation of the Intake of 137Cs and 239Pu: Due to the Nuclear Reactor Accident- Teruhisa Watabe Kohki Sugawara * Division of Radioecology, Laboratory for Radioecology, Isozaki 3609......

Teruhisa Watabe; Kohki Sugawara

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Nanoscale Imaging of Photocurrent and Efficiency in CdTe Solar Cells  

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Nanoscale Imaging of Photocurrent and Efficiency in CdTe Solar Cells ... The local collection characteristics of grain interiors and grain boundaries in thin-film CdTe polycrystalline solar cells are investigated using scanning photocurrent microscopy. ... photovoltaics; CdTe; scanning photocurrent microscopy; solar cells; NSOM ...

Marina S. Leite; Maxim Abashin; Henri J. Lezec; Anthony Gianfrancesco; A. Alec Talin; Nikolai B. Zhitenev

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Stan D. Wullschleger  

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Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Stan D. Wullschleger://csite.eds.ornl.gov PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) project conducts research of switchgrass growing in the field. #12;Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) tion of inputs

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NREL study may provide future guidance in improving CdS/CdTe photovoltaic device performance.  

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NREL study may provide future guidance in improving CdS/CdTe photovoltaic device performance. The majority of minority carrier lifetime (MCL) studies performed on CdS/CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices have Carrier Lifetime Measurements in Superstrate and Substrate CdTe PV Devices." Proc. 37th IEEE Photovoltaic

319

Low temperature growth of ZnTe by synchroton radiation using metalorganic sources  

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The use of synchrotron radiation to convert diethylzinc and diethyltelluride molecules into ZnTe has been employed for ZnTe growth. The formation of ZnTe epitaxial layer on (100) oriented GaAs substrate at room temperature is experimentally demonstrated. It is shown by x?ray photoelectron spectroscopy that no carbon is included in the film. ?

Makoto Ikejiri; Toshihiro Ogata; Hiroshi Ogawa; Mitsuhiro Nishio; Akira Yoshida

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 91 (2007) 13881391 Bifacial configurations for CdTe solar cells  

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Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 91 (2007) 1388­1391 Bifacial configurations for CdTe solar We present a different back contact for CdTe solar cell by the application of only a transparent that acts as a free-Cu stable back contact and at the same time allows to realize bifacial CdTe solar cells

Romeo, Alessandro

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PHOTOSCANNING OF CdTe DETECTORS FOR INVESTIGATION OF CRYSTAL QUALITY  

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349 PHOTOSCANNING OF CdTe DETECTORS FOR INVESTIGATION OF CRYSTAL QUALITY AND CONTACT BEHAVIOUR P. A. Preliminary results are reported on light scanning of CdTe detectors with a mechanical scanning system using is absorbed in CdTe with an absorption length of appro- ximately 10 gm. The two mirrors were driven

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Optical implementation of entangled multi-spin states in a CdTe quantum well  

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Optical implementation of entangled multi-spin states in a CdTe quantum well J.M. Baoa , A in a CdTe quantum well. Our method, relying on the exchange interaction between optically excited holes; 78.67.De; 42.50.Md Keywords: A. CdTe quantum wells; D. Ultrafast optics; D. Quantum computation; D

Bao, Jiming

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Structural tuning of color chromaticity through nonradiative energy transfer by interspacing CdTe nanocrystal monolayers  

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Structural tuning of color chromaticity through nonradiative energy transfer by interspacing CdTe transfer in the heterostructure of layer-by-layer spaced CdTe nanocrystal NC solids. We achieved highly demonstrated efficient FRET in LbL assembled bilayers of CdTe NCs. In another structure, alternating layers

Demir, Hilmi Volkan

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USE OF VARIOUS DEVICE GEOMETRIES TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF CdTe DETECTORS (*)  

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343 USE OF VARIOUS DEVICE GEOMETRIES TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF CdTe DETECTORS (*) K. ZANIO. - The most direct method of increasing the resolution of CdTe gamma ray and x-ray detectors is to increase of Environmental and Biomedical Research. doped CdTe. Devices do not polarize as those having blocking contacts

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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NUMERICAL MODELING OF CIGS AND CdTe SOLAR CELLS: SETTING THE BASELINE  

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NUMERICAL MODELING OF CIGS AND CdTe SOLAR CELLS: SETTING THE BASELINE M. Gloeckler, A. Consequently specific baseline parameters for CIGS and CdTe are proposed. The modeling results important complications that are often found in experimental CIGS and CdTe solar cells. 1. INTRODUCTION

Sites, James R.

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USE OF CdTe DETECTORS IN BONE MINERAL MEASUREMENTS J. VOGEL, J. ULLMAN  

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375 USE OF CdTe DETECTORS IN BONE MINERAL MEASUREMENTS J. VOGEL, J. ULLMAN Nuclear Medicine. Cet ensemble emploie des détecteurs CdTe mesurant la transmission d'un faisceau collimaté de rayons X periods of prolonged bedrest or weightlessness. The unit employs CdTe detectors to mea- sure

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Nonresonant four-wave mixing in photorefractive CdTe crystals using a picosecond parametric generator  

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Nonresonant four-wave mixing in photorefractive CdTe crystals using a picosecond parametric at nonresonant interaction, thus allowing a study of time-resolved carrier transport in CdTe crystals to be made space-charge SC electric fields have been studied in vanadium or germanium doped semi-insulating CdTe

Boyer, Edmond

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IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF CdTe GAMMA RAY DETECTORS  

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141 IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF CdTe GAMMA RAY DETECTORS S. BRELANT The Aerospace been made in the quality of chlorine-doped CdTe crystals manufactured by the traveling heater method applications of CdTe gamma ray detectors has been the continuous measurement of ablating materials

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CRYSTAL GROWTH BY SOLVENT TECHNIQUES AND CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES OF CdTe  

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117 CRYSTAL GROWTH BY SOLVENT TECHNIQUES AND CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES OF CdTe T. TAGUCHI, J and holes are obtained. REVUE DE PHYSIQUE APPLIQUĂ?E TOME 12, FĂ?VRIER 1977, PAGE 117 1. Introduction. - CdTe during donor doping since CdTe has a strong tendency for self compensation However, in spite of a great

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APPLICATIONS OF CdTe. A REVIEW Mobil Tyco Solar Energy Corporation, 16 Hickory Drive  

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APPLICATIONS OF CdTe. A REVIEW F. V. WALD Mobil Tyco Solar Energy Corporation, 16 Hickory Drive sont également données. Abstract. 2014 The review considers the history of CdTe in short form advanced. II. APPLICATIONS OF CADMIUM TELLURIDE AND DEVICES BASED ON THIS MATERIAL. Section II. 1 : CdTe

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CHARACTERIZATION OF CdTe WITH PHOTOELECTRONIC TECHNIQUES A. M. MANCINI and C. MANFREDOTTI  

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255 CHARACTERIZATION OF CdTe WITH PHOTOELECTRONIC TECHNIQUES A. M. MANCINI and C. MANFREDOTTI seront discutés dans le cas où elles sont mises en 0153uvre sur CdTe. Abstract. 2014 Thermally stimulated current (TSC) and space-charge limited current (SCLC) measurements have been performed in CdTe grown

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BIOTELEMETRY BASED ON CdTe-DETECTORS J. BOJSEN, N. ROSSING, O. SOEBERG and S. VADSTRUP  

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radionuclide detectors (CdTe) 2-3 mm3 (developed by C. R. N. Strasbourg) have been tested with special to the skin for surface detection [2, 3]. Among several new semiconductor materials the cadmium telluride (CdTe. - The detector probe, developed by C. R. N., Strasbourg, France, consists of a CdTe- crystal (2-3 mm

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EFFECT OF BACK-CONTACT COPPER CONCENTRATION ON CdTe CELL OPERATION  

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EFFECT OF BACK-CONTACT COPPER CONCENTRATION ON CdTe CELL OPERATION A.O. Pudov, M. Gloeckler, S of Mechanical Engineering Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523 ABSTRACT CdTe solar cells were Copper is commonly used to form low-barrier contacts to p-type CdTe absorbers. Copper, however, is a fast

Sites, James R.

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CHARACTERIZATION OF UNDOPED HIGH RESISTIVITY CdTe GROWN BY A THM METHOD  

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185 CHARACTERIZATION OF UNDOPED HIGH RESISTIVITY CdTe GROWN BY A THM METHOD R. STUCK, J. C. MULLER techniques of cadmium tellu- ride crystals (CdTe) allowed to obtain high resistivity crystals of detector shape of the phase diagram of CdTe, it seemed interesting to characterize these materials in order

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Exploring the Potential for High-Quality Epitaxial CdTe Solar Cells , Ana Kanevce2  

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Exploring the Potential for High-Quality Epitaxial CdTe Solar Cells Tao Song1 , Ana Kanevce2 National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, 80401, USA Abstract -- Traditional polycrystalline CdTeV and ~ 20%. Epitaxial CdTe with high-quality, low defect-density, and high carrier density, could yield

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Biaxial CdTe/CaF2 films growth on amorphous surface , F. Tang a  

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electron microscopy Metal organic chemical vapor deposition A continuous and highly biaxially textured CdTe nanorods as a buffer layer. The interface between the CdTe film and CaF2 nanorods and the morphology of the CdTe film were studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy

Wang, Gwo-Ching

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DISSERTATION ELECTRON-REFLECTOR STRATEGY FOR CdTe THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS  

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DISSERTATION ELECTRON-REFLECTOR STRATEGY FOR CdTe THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS Submitted by Kuo-Jui Hsiao ELECTRON- REFLECTOR STRATEGY FOR CdTe THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS BE ACCEPTED AS FULFILLING IN PART REQUIREMENTS SOLAR CELLS The CdTe thin-film solar cell has a large absorption coefficient and high theoretical

Sites, James R.

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Trace formula for dielectric cavities III: TE modes  

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The construction of the semiclassical trace formula for the resonances with the transverse electric (TE) polarization for two-dimensional dielectric cavities is discussed. Special attention is given to the derivation of the two first terms of Weyl's series for the average number of such resonances. The obtained formulas agree well with numerical calculations for dielectric cavities of different shapes.

E. Bogomolny; R. Dubertrand

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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STAFF POSITION DESCRIPTION SAN JOSE STA TE HUMAN RESOURCES  

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STAFF POSITION DESCRIPTION SAN JOSE STA TE HUMAN RESOURCES UNIVERSITY Workforce Planning l: 408-924-2250 I408-924-1784 (fax) Job Description Staff Date: Workforce Planning, Human Resources (Name [Workforce Planning reviews the CSU classification standards with essential duties of the positions] F

Su, Xiao

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Results of a Si/CdTe Compton Telescope  

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We have been developing a semiconductor Compton telescope to explore the universe in the energy band from several tens of keV to a few MeV. We use a Si strip and CdTe pixel detector for the Compton telescope to cover an energy range from 60 keV. For energies above several hundred keV, the higher efficiency of CdTe semiconductor in comparison with Si is expected to play an important role as an absorber and a scatterer. In order to demonstrate the spectral and imaging capability of a CdTe-based Compton Telescope, we have developed a Compton telescope consisting of a stack of CdTe pixel detectors as a small scale prototype. With this prototype, we succeeded in reconstructing images and spectra by solving the Compton equation from 122 keV to 662 keV. The energy resolution (FWHM) of reconstructed spectra is 7.3 keV at 511 keV and 3.1 keV at 122 keV, respectively. The angular resolution obtained at 511 keV is measured to be 12.2 degree (FWHM).

Kousuke Oonuki; Takaaki Tanaka; Shin Watanabe; Shin'ichiro Takeda; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Takefumi Mitani; Tadayuki Takahashi; Hiroyasu Tajima; Yasushi Fukazawa; Masaharu Nomachi

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Ion-beam-induced damage formation in CdTe  

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Damage formation in <111>- and <112>-oriented CdTe single crystals irradiated at room temperature and 15 K with 270 keV Ar or 730 keV Sb ions was investigated in situ using Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) in channeling configuration. Defect profiles were calculated from the RBS spectra using the computer code DICADA and additional energy-dependent RBS measurements were performed to identify the type of defects. At both temperatures no formation of a buried amorphous layer was detected even after prolonged irradiation with several 10{sup 16} ions/cm{sup 2}. The fact that CdTe is not rendered amorphous even at 15 K suggests that the high resistance to amorphization is caused by the high ionicity of CdTe rather than thermal effects. The calculated defect profiles show the formation of a broad defect distribution that extends much deeper into the crystal than the projected range of the implanted ions at both temperatures. The post-range defects in CdTe thus do not seem to be of thermal origin either, but are instead believed to result from migration driven by the electronic energy loss.

Rischau, C. W.; Schnohr, C. S.; Wendler, E.; Wesch, W. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffuse TeV Emission at the Galactic Centre  

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The High-Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) has detected intense diffuse TeV emission correlated with the distribution of molecular gas along the galactic ridge at the centre of our Galaxy. Earlier HESS observations of this region had already revealed the presence of several point sources at these energies, one of them (HESS J1745-290) coincident with the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*. It is still not entirely clear what the origin of the TeV emission is, nor even whether it is due to hadronic or leptonic interactions. It is reasonable to suppose, however, that at least for the diffuse emission, the tight correlation of the intensity distribution with the molecular gas indicates a pionic-decay process involving relativistic protons. In this paper, we explore the possible source(s) of energetic hadrons at the galactic centre, and their propagation through a turbulent medium. We conclude that though Sagittarius A* itself may be the source of cosmic rays producing the emission in HESS J1745-290, it cannot be responsible for the diffuse emission farther out. A distribution of point sources, such as pulsar wind nebulae dispersed along the galactic plane, similarly do not produce a TeV emission profile consistent with the HESS map. We conclude that only a relativistic proton distribution accelerated throughout the inter-cloud medium can account for the TeV emission profile measured with HESS.

Elizabeth Wommer; Fulvio Melia; Marco Fatuzzo

2008-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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TheerbInsTITuTeSectionname The Erb Institute  

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Conservation & Policy 17 Green Markets 20 Entrepreneurship 24 Corporate Sustainability & Public Policy 27 [ ]Year in Review 2012 #12;ii TheerbInsTITuTeSectionname Social Enterprise 4 Local Impact 7 Energy 10 Education 31 Climate Change & Communication 34 The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise Erb Inst

Edwards, Paul N.

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TeV Particle Astrophysics II: Summary comments  

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A unifying theme of this conference was the use of different approaches to understand astrophysical sources of energetic particles in the TeV range and above. In this summary I review how gamma-ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy and (to some extent) gravitational wave astronomy provide complementary avenues to understanding the origin and role of high-energy particles in energetic astrophysical sources.

Thomas K. Gaisser

2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy element radionuclides (Pu, Np, U) and {sup 137}Cs in soils collected from the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and other sites in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming  

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The isotopic composition of Pu in soils on and near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has been determined in order to apportion the sources of the Pu into those derived from stratospheric fallout, regional fallout from the Nevada Test Site (NTS), and facilities on the INEEL site. Soils collected offsite in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming were collected to further characterize NTS fallout in the region. In addition, measurements of {sup 237}Np and {sup 137}Cs were used to further identify the source of the Pu from airborne emissions at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) or fugitive releases from the Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA) in the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC). There is convincing evidence from this study that {sup 241}Am, in excess of that expected from weapons-grade Pu, constituted a part of the buried waste at the SDA that has subsequently been released to the environment. Measurements of {sup 236}U in waters from the Snake River Plain aquifer and a soil core near the ICPP suggest that this radionuclide may be a unique interrogator of airborne releases from the ICPP. Neptunium-237 and {sup 238}Pu activities in INEEL soils suggest that airborne releases of Pu from the ICPP, over its operating history, may have recently been overestimated.

Beasley, T.M.; Rivera, W. Jr. [Dept. of Energy, New York, NY (United States). Environmental Measurements Lab.; Kelley, J.M.; Bond, L.A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Liszewski, M.J. [Bureau of Reclamation (United States); Orlandini, K.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

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BPA COMMODITY LISTING July 2014 OM/FSS -O= Open Market/F= Federal Supply Bus. Sz. -S= Small Business/O= Other than Small MOL= Maximum Order Limit  

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Rau, Don C.

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BPA Alpha Listing August 2014 OM/FSS -O= Open Market BPA/F= Federal Supply BPA Bus. Sz. -S= Small Business/O= Other than Small M.O.L. = Maximum Order Limit  

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Rau, Don C.

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BPA COMMODITY LISTING February 2014 OM/FSS -O= Open Market/F= Federal Supply Bus. Sz. -S= Small Business/O= Other than Small MOL= Maximum Order Limit  

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BPA COMMODITY LISTING February 2014 OM/FSS - O= Open Market/F= Federal Supply Bus. Sz. - S= Small Business/O= Other than Small MOL= Maximum Order Limit B.P.A. # Vendor Name ATTN: Phone # City State,000.00 #12;BPA COMMODITY LISTING February 2014 B.P.A. # Vendor Name ATTN: Phone # City State Expiration O

Rau, Don C.

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BPA Alpha Listing February 2014 OM/FSS -O= Open Market BPA/F= Federal Supply BPA Bus. Sz. -S= Small Business/O= Other than Small M.O.L. = Maximum Order Limit  

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Rau, Don C.

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BPA COMMODITY LISTING August 2014 OM/FSS -O= Open Market/F= Federal Supply Bus. Sz. -S= Small Business/O= Other than Small MOL= Maximum Order Limit  

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BPA COMMODITY LISTING August 2014 OM/FSS - O= Open Market/F= Federal Supply Bus. Sz. - S= Small Business/O= Other than Small MOL= Maximum Order Limit B.P.A. # Vendor Name ATTN: Phone # City State/30/2014 O S $25,000.00 #12;BPA COMMODITY LISTING August 2014 B.P.A. # Vendor Name ATTN: Phone # City State

Rau, Don C.

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BPA Alpha Listing July 2014 OM/FSS -O= Open Market BPA/F= Federal Supply BPA Bus. Sz. -S= Small Business/O= Other than Small M.O.L. = Maximum Order Limit  

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Rau, Don C.

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Carrier dynamics and activation energy of CdTe quantum dots in a Cd{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}Te quantum well  

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We investigate the optical properties of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) in a Cd{sub 0.3}Zn{sub 0.7}Te quantum well (QW) grown on GaAs (100) substrates. Carrier dynamics of CdTe/ZnTe QDs and quantum dots-in-a-well (DWELL) structure is studied using time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) measurements, which show the longer exciton lifetime of the DWELL structure. The activation energy of the electrons confined in the DWELL structure, as obtained from the temperature-dependent PL spectra, was also higher than that of electrons confined in the CdTe/ZnTe QDs. This behavior is attributed to the better capture of carriers into QDs within the surrounding QW.

Han, W. I.; Lee, J. H.; Yu, J. S.; Choi, J. C. [Department of Physics, Yonsei University, Wonju 220-710 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, H. S. [Advanced Photonics Research Institute, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring Resonance Levels and Nanostructuring in the PbTe?CdTe System and Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Figure of Merit  

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We explored the effect of Cd substitution on the thermoelectric properties of PbTe in an effort to test a theoretical hypothesis that Cd atoms on Pb sites of the rock salt lattice can increase the Seebeck coefficient via the formation of a resonance level in the density of states near the Fermi energy. We find that the solubility of Cd is less than previously reported, and CdTe precipitation occurs to create nanostructuring, which strongly suppresses the lattice thermal conductivity. We present detailed characterization including structural and spectroscopic data, transmission electron microscopy, and thermoelectric transport properties of samples of PbTe?x% CdTe?0.055% PbI{sub 2} (x = 1, 3, 5, 7, 10), PbTe?1% CdTe?y% PbI{sub 2} (y = 0.03, 0.045, 0.055, 0.08, 0.1, 0.2), PbTe?5% CdTe?y% PbI{sub 2} (y = 0.01, 0.03, 0.055, 0.08), and PbTe?1% CdTe?z% Sb (z = 0.3, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). All samples follow the Pisarenko relationship, and no enhancement of the Seebeck coefficient was observed that could be attributed to a resonance level or a distortion in the density of states. A maximum ZT of 1.2 at 720 K was achieved for the PbTe?1% CdTe?0.055% PbI{sub 2} sample arising from a high power factor of 17 ?W/(cm K{sup 2}) and a very low lattice thermal conductivity of 0.5 W/(m K) at 720 K.

Ahn, Kyunghan; Han, Mi-Kyung; He, Jiaqing; Androulakis, John; Ballikaya, Sedat; Uher, Ctirad; Dravid, Vinayak; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Monte Carlo modeling of prompt fission neutrons for thermal and fast neutron-induced fission reactions on Pu239  

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Prompt fission neutrons following the thermal and 0.5 MeV neutron-induced fission reaction of Pu239 are calculated using a Monte Carlo approach to the evaporation of the excited fission fragments. Exclusive data such as the multiplicity distribution P(?), the average multiplicity as a function of fragment mass ??(A), and many others are inferred in addition to the most used average prompt fission neutron spectrum ?(Ein,Eout), as well as average neutron multiplicity ??. Experimental information on these more exclusive data help constrain the Monte Carlo model parameters. The calculated average total neutron multiplicity is ??c=2.871 in very close agreement with the evaluated value ??e=2.8725 present in the ENDF/B-VII.0 library. The neutron multiplicity distribution P(?) is in very good agreement with the evaluation by Holden and Zucker. The calculated average spectrum differs in shape from the ENDF/B-VII.0 spectrum, evaluated with the Madland-Nix model. In particular, we predict more neutrons in the low-energy tail of the spectrum (below about 300 keV) than the Madland-Nix calculations, casting some doubts on how much scission neutrons contribute to the shape of the low-energy tail of the spectrum. The spectrum high-energy tail is very sensitive to the total kinetic energy distribution of the fragments as well as to the total excitation energy sharing at scission. Present experimental uncertainties on measured spectra above 6 MeV are too large to distinguish between various theoretical hypotheses. Finally, comparisons of the Monte Carlo results with experimental data on ??(A) indicate that more neutrons are emitted from the light fragments than the heavy ones, in agreement with previous works.

P. Talou; B. Becker; T. Kawano; M. B. Chadwick; Y. Danon

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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29th International Cosmic Ray Conference Pune (2005) 00, 101-104 TeV Observations of EGRET Unidentified Sources  

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29th International Cosmic Ray Conference Pune (2005) 00, 101-104 TeV Observations of EGRET sr), high (>90%) duty factor, TeV gamma-ray observatory is ideal for searching for TeV emission from Milagro has sufficient exposure. Of these 68 sources, 29 are within 10 degrees of the Galactic plane. Te

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Electrical, optical, and thermal properties of Sn-doped phase change material Ge2Sb2Te5  

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In this article, effect of Sn on the electrical, optical, and thermal properties of Ge2Sb2Te5 is studied. Ge2Sb2Te5, Ge1.55Sb2Te5Sn0.45, and Ge1.1Sb2Te5Sn0.9...alloys are prepared by melt quenching technique and ...

Gurinder Singh; Aman Kaura; Monika Mukul; S. K. Tripathi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High efficiency photodetectors fabricated by electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly of CdTe quantum dots  

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High efficiency photodetectors fabricated by electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly of CdTe 20 October 2008 We demonstrate high-performance photodetectors from multilayers of CdTe quantum dots. The synthesis of CdTe QDs in aqueous solution using cadmium perchlorate hydrate and Al2Te3 was previously re

Lin, Lih Y.

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ROLE OF COPPER IN THE PERFORMANCE OF CdS/CdTe SOLAR CELLS * , D. Albin2  

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simulations to reproduce and explain some of the experimental results. Introduction The performance of CdTe Cucd in CdTe [1,2]. Cu can also migrate along grain boundaries toward the main junction. The standard with a relatively simpler one in which Cu metal of varying thickness is evaporated on Te-rich CdTe surfaces

Sites, James R.

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1. INTRODUCTION CdTe/CdS is one of the most promising solar cell for low  

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with CdTe grown by close space sublimation, electrodeposition, spray pyrolysis, vacuum evaporation and RF conversion of CdTe layers, as well as for the intermixing of CdS-CdTe. An optimum annealing condition is required for the formation of an appropriate CdTe1-x-Sx intermixed interface. It is desirable to separately

Romeo, Alessandro

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High Efficiency CdTe/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells Prepared by Treating CdTe Films with a Freon Gas in Substitution of CdCl2  

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High Efficiency CdTe/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells Prepared by Treating CdTe Films with a Freon Gas delle Scienze, 37/A-43010 Fontanini, Parma, Italy ABSTRACT: CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells have reached in the preparation of high efficiency CdTe/CdS solar cells is the activation treatment of CdTe film. Most research

Romeo, Alessandro

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Charge transport properties of CdMnTe radiation detectors  

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Growth, fabrication and characterization of indium-doped cadmium manganese telluride (CdMnTe)radiation detectors have been described. Alpha-particle spectroscopy measurements and time resolved current transient measurements have yielded an average charge collection efficiency approaching 100 %. Spatially resolved charge collection efficiency maps have been produced for a range of detector bias voltages. Inhomogeneities in the charge transport of the CdMnTe crystals have been associated with chains of tellurium inclusions within the detector bulk. Further, it has been shown that the role of tellurium inclusions in degrading chargecollection is reduced with increasing values of bias voltage. The electron transit time was determined from time of flight measurements. From the dependence of drift velocity on applied electric field the electron mobility was found to be n = (718 55) cm2/Vs at room temperature.

Kim K.; Rafiel, R.; Boardman, M.; Reinhard, I.; Sarbutt, A.; Watt, G.; Watt, C.; Uxa, S.; Prokopovich, D.A.; Belas, E.; Bolotnikov, A.E.; James, R.B.

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of isothermal vapor phase epitaxial (Hg,Cd)Te  

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We report on the characterization of mercury cadmium telluride (Hg 1?x Cd x Te) film grown by the isothermal vapor phase epitaxial method (ISOVPE) and on the surface conversion of bulk Hg 1?xCd x Te to larger bandgap material. The crystal perfection is evaluated using defect etching electron beam and electrolyte electroreflectance (EBER and EER) and Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS). Hall measurements are used to measure carrier densities and mobilities. Surface concentrations and concentration profiles are measured for the ISOVPE grown layers by transmission Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and electron?probe microanalysis (EPMA) to establish quantitative informations about composition control. Metal–insulator?semiconductor (MIS) structures were made and the properties important to device performance such as compositional uniformity storage time and carrier concentration are measured. The ISOVPE layers are compared in quality to films grown by other methods and show promise for MIS devices.

S. B. Lee; L. K. Magel; M. F. S. Tang; D. A. Stevenson; J. H. Tregilgas; M. W. Goodwin; R. L. Strong

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Point Defect Characterization in CdZnTe  

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Measurements of the defect levels and performance testing of CdZnTe detectors were performed by means of Current Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy (I-DLTS), Transient Charge Technique (TCT), Current versus Voltage measurements (I-V), and gamma-ray spectroscopy. CdZnTe crystals were acquired from different commercial vendors and characterized for their point defects. I-DLTS studies included measurements of defect parameters such as energy levels in the band gap, carrier capture cross sections, and defect densities. The induced current due to laser-generated carriers was measured using TCT. The data were used to determine the transport properties of the detectors under study. A good correlation was found between the point defects in the detectors and their performance.

Gul,R.; Li, Z.; Bolotnikov, A.; Keeter, K.; Rodriguez, R.; James, R.

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Projects/TE4 | Open Energy Information  

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RARE B MESON DECAYS T.E. Browder \\Lambda  

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Supported by the US Department of Energy c fl 2002 by T.E. Browder #12; 1 Introduction, Motivation on the construction of the Standard Model of particle physics. Recall that in a physical picture with only three. As a result, the weak neutral current, J 0 NC , J 0 NC = uÂŻu + d c ÂŻ d c + s c ÂŻ s c (2) = uÂŻu + d ÂŻ d cos 2

Browder, Tom

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Photoluminescence upconversion in colloidal CdTe quantum dots  

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Efficient photoluminescence (PL) up-conversion has been observed in colloidal CdTe quantum dots with an energy gain of as high as 360 meV. Compared with the normal PL, the peak energy of this up-converted PL (UCPL) shows a redshift of about 80 meV, and the corresponding radiative lifetime becomes nearly twice as long. This UCPL is attributed to the carrier recombination involving surface states mainly through a thermal excitation process.

Xiaoyong Wang; W. William Yu; Jiayu Zhang; Jose Aldana; Xiaogang Peng; Min Xiao

2003-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Mr. John E. Kieling, Chief Hazardous Was te Bureau  

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John E. Kieling, Chief John E. Kieling, Chief Hazardous Was te Bureau Depa rtment of Energy Carlsbad Field Office P. O. Box 3090 Carlsbad , New Mexico 88221 NOV 0 5 2013 New Mexico Environment Department 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East. Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-6303 Subject: Panel 6 Closure and Final Waste Emplacement Notifications Dear Mr. Kieling : The purpose of this leiter is 1 0 notify th e New Mexico Environment Department (NMEO) that the

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Density functional simulations of phase change materials: disordered phases of Ge8Sb2Te11 and Ag/In/Sb/Te alloys  

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E*PCOS2009 Density functional simulations of phase change materials: disordered phases of Ge8Sb2Te75.0Te17.7 (AIST). These represent two families used widely as phase change materials: pseudobinary and more flexible than those of Ag. Key words: Phase change materials, density functional calculations

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ELUTIONS Inc formerly TeCom | Open Energy Information  

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ELUTIONS Inc formerly TeCom ELUTIONS Inc formerly TeCom Jump to: navigation, search Name ELUTIONS Inc (formerly TeCom) Place Tampa, Florida Zip 33605 Sector Efficiency Product Tampa-based wireless enterprise automation solutions firm. Elutions provides an Active Energy Management service allowing users to increase efficiency by monitoring, forecasting and analyzing utility resource consumption. Coordinates 27.94653°, -82.459269° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.94653,"lon":-82.459269,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A New Limit on the Neutrinoless DBD of 130Te  

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We report the present results of CUORICINO a cryogenic experiment on neutrinoless double beta decay (DBD) of 130Te consisting of an array of 62 crystals of TeO2 with a total active mass of 40.7 kg. The array is framed inside of a dilution refrigerator, heavily shielded against environmental radioactivity and high-energy neutrons, and operated at a temperature of ~8 mK in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory. Temperature pulses induced by particle interacting in the crystals are recorded and measured by means of Neutron Transmutation Doped thermistors. The gain of each bolometer is stabilized with voltage pulses developed by a high stability pulse generator across heater resistors put in thermal contact with the absorber. The calibration is performed by means of two thoriated wires routinely inserted in the set-up. No evidence for a peak indicating neutrinoless DBD of 130Te is detected and a 90% C.L. lower limit of 1.8E24 years is set for the lifetime of this process. Taking largely into account the uncertainties in the theoretical values of nuclear matrix elements, this implies an upper boud on the effective mass of the electron neutrino ranging from 0.2 to 1.1 eV. This sensitivity is similar to those of the 76Ge experiments.

C. Arnaboldi; D. R. Artusa; F. T. Avignone III; M. Balata; I. Bandac; M. Barucci; J. W. Beeman; C. Brofferio; C. Bucci; S. Capelli; L. Carbone; S. Cebrian; O. Cremonesi; R. J. Creswick; A. de Waard; H. A. Farach; E. Fiorini; G. Frossati; E. Guardincerri; A. Giuliani; P. Gorla; E. E. Haller; J. McDonald; E. B. Norman; A. Nucciotti; E. Olivieri; M. Pallavicini; E. Palmieri; E. Pasca; M. Pavan; M. Pedretti; G. Pessina; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; L. Risegari; C. Rosenfeld; S. Sangiorgio; M. Sisti; A. R. Smith; L. Torres; G. Ventura

2005-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and thermal transport in GeTe: A versatile base for thermoelectric materials  

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GeTe is a narrow-band gap semiconductor, where Ge vacancies generate free charge carriers, holes, forming a self-dopant degenerate system with p-type conductivity, and serves as a base for high-performance multicomponent thermoelectric materials. There is a significant discrepancy between the electronic and thermal transport data for GeTe-based materials reported in the literature, which obscures the baseline knowledge and prevents a clear understanding of the effect of alloying GeTe with various elements. A comprehensive study including XRD, SEM, EDS, Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, and 125Te NMR of several GeTe samples was conducted. Similar Seebeck coefficient and electrical resistivity are observed for all GeTe samples used showing that the concentration of Ge vacancies generating charge carriers is constant along the ingot. Very short 125Te NMR spin-relaxation time agrees well with high carrier concentration obtained from the Hall effect measurements. Our data show that at ~700 K, GeTe has a very large power factor, 42 ?Wcm-1K-2, much larger than that of any high efficiency thermoelectric telluride at these temperatures. Electronic and thermal properties of GeTe are compared to PbTe, another well-known thermoelectric material, where free charge carriers, holes or electrons, are generated by vacancies on Pb or Te sites, respectively. Discrepancy in the data for GeTe reported in literature can be attributed to the variation in the Ge:Te ratio of solidified samples as well as to different conditions of measurements.

None

2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and thermal transport in GeTe: A versatile base for thermoelectric materials  

GeTe is a narrow-band gap semiconductor, where Ge vacancies generate free charge carriers, holes, forming a self-dopant degenerate system with p-type conductivity, and serves as a base for high-performance multicomponent thermoelectric materials. There is a significant discrepancy between the electronic and thermal transport data for GeTe-based materials reported in the literature, which obscures the baseline knowledge and prevents a clear understanding of the effect of alloying GeTe with various elements. A comprehensive study including XRD, SEM, EDS, Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, and 125Te NMR of several GeTe samples was conducted. Similar Seebeck coefficient and electrical resistivity are observed for all GeTe samples used showing that the concentration of Ge vacancies generating charge carriers is constant along the ingot. Very short 125Te NMR spin-relaxation time agrees well with high carrier concentration obtained from the Hall effect measurements. Our data show that at ~700 K, GeTe has a very large power factor, 42 ?Wcm-1K-2, much larger than that of any high efficiency thermoelectric telluride at these temperatures. Electronic and thermal properties of GeTe are compared to PbTe, another well-known thermoelectric material, where free charge carriers, holes or electrons, are generated by vacancies on Pb or Te sites, respectively. Discrepancy in the data for GeTe reported in literature can be attributed to the variation in the Ge:Te ratio of solidified samples as well as to different conditions of measurements.

None

2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of ZnTe:Cu Contacts for CdTe Solar Cells: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-320  

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The main focus of the work at NREL was on the development of Cu-doped ZnTe contacts to CdTe solar cells in the substrate configuration. The work performed under the CRADA utilized the substrate device structure used at NREL previously. All fabrication was performed at NREL. We worked on the development of Cu-doped ZnTe as well as variety of other contacts such as Sb-doped ZnTe, CuxTe, and MoSe2. We were able to optimize the contacts to improve device parameters. The improvement was obtained primarily through increasing the open-circuit voltage, to values as high as 760 mV, leading to device efficiencies of 7%.

Dhere, R.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Review of Vacuum Degradation Research and the Experimental Outgassing Research of the Core Material- Pu foam on Vacuum Insulation Panels  

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Vacuum Insulation Panels(VIPs) have been regarded as a super thermal insulation material with a thermal resistance of about 5-8 times higher than that of equally thick conventional polyurethane boards. In this paper, the researches on factors influencing interior pressure in VIPs, including gas and water vapor permeation through the barrier and outgassing of the core materials, were reviewed respectively. Following this, aiming at the outgassing from open cell PU foam, the specific outgassing rate of the core material is tested not only at room temperature but also at low and high temperatures by an orifice known-conductance method.

C.G. Yang; Y.J. Li; X. Gao; L. Xu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiolysis of Salts and Long-Term Storage Issues for Both Pure and Impure PuO{sub 2} Materials in Plutonium Storage Containers  

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The Material Identification and Surveillance (MIS) project sponsored a literature search on the effects of radiation on salts, with focus on alkali chlorides. The goal of the survey was to provide a basis for estimating the magnitude of {alpha} radiation effects on alkali chlorides that can accompany plutonium oxide (PuO{sub 2}) into storage. Chloride radiolysis can yield potentially corrosive gases in plutonium storage containers that can adversely affect long-term stability. This literature search was primarily done to provide a tutorial on this topic, especially for personnel with nonradiation chemistry backgrounds.

Lav Tandon

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First-Principles Study of Back Contact Effects on CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells  

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Forming a chemically stable low-resistance back contact for CdTe thin-film solar cells is critically important to the cell performance. This paper reports theoretical study of the effects of the back-contact material, Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}, on the performance of the CdTe solar cells. First-principles calculations show that Sb impurities in p-type CdTe are donors and can diffuse with low diffusion barrier. There properties are clearly detrimental to the solar-cell performance. The Sb segregation into the grain boundaries may be required to explain the good efficiencies for the CdTe solar cells with Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} back contacts.

Du, Mao-Hua [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Multi-TeV flaring from blazars: Markarian 421 a case study  

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The TeV blazar Markarian 421 underwent multi-TeV flaring during April 2004 and simultaneously observed in x-ray and TeV energies. It was observed that the TeV outbursts had no counterparts in the lower energies, which implies that this might be an orphan flare. In the context of hadronic model, we have shown that this multi-TeV flaring can be produced due to the interaction of Fermi-accelerated protons of energy $\\lesssim 168$ TeV with the background photons in the low energy tail of the synchrotron self-Compton spectrum of the blazar jet. We fit very well the flaring spectrum with this model. Based on this study, we speculate that Mrk 501 and PG 1553+113 are possible candidates for orphan flaring in the future.

Sahu, Sarira; Rajpoot, Subhash

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Structural Vacancies on the Thermoelectric Properties of (Cu2Te)1-x(Ga2Te3)x  

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We have studied the effects of structural vacancies on the thermoelectric properties of the ternary compounds (Cu2Te)1-x(Ga2Te3)x (x = 0.5, 0.55, 0.571, 0.6, 0.625, 0.667 and 0.75), which are solid solutions found in the pseudo-binary phase diagram for Cu2Te and Ga2Te3. This system possesses tunable structural vacancy concentrations. The x= 0.5 phase, CuGaTe2, is nominally devoid of structural vacancies, while the rest of the compounds contain varying amounts of these features, and the volume density of vacancies increases with Ga2Te3 content. The sample with x = 0.5, 0.55, 0.571, 0.6, 0.625 crystallize in the chalcopyrite structure while the x = 0.667 and 0.75 adopt the Ga2Te3 defect zinc blende structure. Strong scattering of heat carrying phonons by structural defects, leads to the reduction of thermal conductivity, which is beneficial to the thermoelectric performance of materials. On the other hand, these defects also scatter charge carriers and reduce the electrical conductivity. All the samples investigated are p-type semiconductors as inferred by the signs of their respective Hall (RH) and Seebeck (S) coefficients. The structural vacancies were found to scatter phonons strongly, while a combination of increased carrier concentration, and vacancies decreases the Hall mobility ( H), degrading the overall thermoelectric performance. The room temperature H drops from 90 cm2/V s for CuGaTe2 to 13 cm2/V s in Cu9Ga11Te21 and 4.6 cm2/V s in CuGa3Te5. The low temperature thermal conductivity decreases significantly with higher Ga2Te3 concentrations (higher vacancy concentration) due to increased point defect scattering which dominate thermal resistance terms. At high temperatures, the dependence of thermal conductivity on the Ga2Te3 content is less significant. The presence of strong Umklapp scattering leads to low thermal conductivity at high temperatures for all samples investigated. The highest ZT among the samples in this study was found for the defect-free CuGaTe2 with ZT ~ 1.0 at 840K.

Ye, Zuxin [GM Research and Development Center; Cho, Jung Y [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Tessema, Misle [GM Research and Development Center; Salvador, James R. [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Waldo, Richard [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Cai, Wei [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DETERMINATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DEEP LEVELS IN p-CdTe(Cl)  

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photons de 122 keV (57Co) et de 5 keV pour des photons de 59 keV (241Am). Abstract. 2014 CdTe single doped CdTe single crystals grown from tellurium solvent have a good resolution for gamma-rays, when. The investigation of the energy levels system of charged centres in CdTe, as well as in other II-VI compounds

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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ELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF SEMI-INSULATING CRYSTALS CdTe : Cl  

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239 ELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF SEMI-INSULATING CRYSTALS CdTe : Cl E. N. ARKADYEVA and O. A. MATVEEV A Des mesures d'effet Hall et de conductivité sont effectuées sur des cristaux de CdTe, dopé au chlore and conductivity measurement are carried out on chlorine doped semi- insulating CdTe crystals, of p and n electric

Boyer, Edmond

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Voltage Dependent Carrier Collection in CdTe Solar Cells D.L. Btzner1  

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Voltage Dependent Carrier Collection in CdTe Solar Cells D.L. Bätzner1 , Guido Agostinelli2 , A to 1000nm, i.e. the band edge region of CdTe. Region I is further divided in a `blue' part between 300 nm III is as well subdivided in region IIIa from about 800 nm to the band gap of CdTe (~850 nm

Romeo, Alessandro

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CdTe OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE MODULATORS (*) D. L. SPEARS and A. J. STRAUSS  

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401 CdTe OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE MODULATORS (*) D. L. SPEARS and A. J. STRAUSS Lincoln Laboratory guides d'ondes opto-acoustiques et opto-électriques ont été réalisés dans des guides d'ondes n-/n+ CdTe-électriques de faible tension ont été réalisés en appliquant des électrodes en or sur des plaquettes n+ de CdTe

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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ELECTROABSORPTION BY IMPURITIES AND DEFECTS IN SEMI-INSULATING CdTe  

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263 ELECTROABSORPTION BY IMPURITIES AND DEFECTS IN SEMI-INSULATING CdTe G. NEU, Y. MARFAING, R des défauts dans CdTe compensé non dopé et dopé au chlore de 1,2 à 1,6 eV. Trois groupes de symétrie. Abstract. 2014 Electroabsorption experiments have been conducted on semi-insulating CdTe prepared

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2} nanocomposite: Aqueous synthesis and characterization  

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CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2} nanocomposites were synthesized in aqueous solution by a seed-mediated growth approach. The effect of refluxing time and the concentration of Cu{sup 2+} on the preparation of these samples were measured using UV-visible absorption and photoluminescence analysis. The emission peak of the synthesized nanocomposites (CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2}) was shifted from 605 (CdTe seed) to 621 nm. The size of CdTe nanoparticles were averaged about 3.22 nm, and the CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2} nanocomposites were averaged as 5.19 nm. The synthesized CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2} nanocomposite were characterized with XRD, EDAX, TEM, FT-IR, EPR, and thermal analysis (TG/DTG curves). The results indicate that as-prepared nanoparticles with core/shell structure exhibit interesting optical properties. -- Graphical Abstract: Schematic of aqueous synthesis route for CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2} nanocomposite and The Stokes shift of CdTe nanocrystals and CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2} Nanocomposites, (CdTe: emission at 605 nm, CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2}: emission at 621 nm). Display Omitted Highlights: {yields} CdTe-Cu(OH){sub 2} nanocomposites were synthesized by a seed-mediated growth approach. {yields} The synthetic procedure is simple, and can be easily scaled up. {yields} The effect of refluxing time on the preparation of these samples was measured. {yields} The Cu(OH){sub 2} shell thickness was controlled by the amount of Cu in the solution. {yields} TEM images demonstrated homogeneous size distribution for these nanocomposites.

Abd El-sadek, M.S., E-mail: el_sadek_99@yahoo.co [Nanomaterial Laboratory, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Qena 83523 (Egypt); Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University Chennai, Chennai 600025 (India); Moorthy Babu, S. [Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University Chennai, Chennai 600025 (India)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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DISSERTATION Role of the Cu-O Defect in CdTe Solar Cells  

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OF THE CU-O DEFECT COMPLEX IN CDTE SOLAR CELLS Thin-film CdTe is one of the leading materials used the defects present in thin-film CdTe deposited for solar cells. One key defect seen in the thin-film CdDISSERTATION Role of the Cu-O Defect in CdTe Solar Cells Submitted by Caroline R. Corwine

Sites, James R.

386

Chloride anion exchange coprocessing for recovery of plutonium from pyrochemical residues and Cs sub 2 PuCl sub 6 filtrate  

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Continuing studies of plutonium recovery from direct oxide reduction (DOR) and electrorefining (ER) pyrochemical process residues show that chloride anion exchange coprocessing is useful and effective. Coprocessing utilizes DOR residue salt as a reagent to supply the bulk of chloride ion needed for the chloride anion exchange process and to improve ER residue salt solubility. ER residue salt and ER scrapeout can be successfully treated, either alone or together, using coprocessing. In addition, chloride anion exchange at 2.0M acidity results in improved process performance by greatly reducing disproportionation of plutonium(IV), eliminating restrictions on oxidation time compared to operation at 1.0M acidity. Laboratory-scale experiments show that below-discard effluent plutonium losses are obtained. Resin capacity was 30 g Pu/{ell} or greater. Furthermore, it is feasible to perform chloride anion exchange recovery of plutonium from filtrate resulting from precipitation of dicesium hexachloroplutonate (Cs{sub 2}PuCl{sub 6}, an oxidant salt to be used in the molten salt extraction process) and integration of its preparation with recovery of DOR salts. 10 refs., 9 figs., 10 tabs.

Muscatello, A.C.; Killion, M.E.

1990-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Superficies y Vacio 8, 69-72(1999) Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencias de Superficies y de Vaco. Electronic properties of (CdTe)x(In2Te3)1-x thin films grown by close spaced vapor  

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(CSVT-FE); CdTe and In2Te3 were employed as sources. The temperature of evaporation of the CdTe and In2 the band gap energy from a value as low as 0.6 eV up to 1.5 eV, the band gap of CdTe. It has been reported I. INTRODUCTION The ternary compound CdIn2Te4 is of interest since all compounds formed by mixing CdTe

Meléndez Lira, Miguel Angel

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Electrical properties of PbTe single crystals with excess tellurium  

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The effects of excess (up to 0.1 at %) Te atoms and heat treatment at 473 and 573 K for 120 h on the conductivity {sigma}, thermopower {alpha}, and Hall coefficient R of PbTe single crystals are studied. It is shown that excess Te atoms and annealing strongly affect the values and character of the temperature dependences of these parameters and the signs of {alpha} and R at low temperatures, which is caused by the acceptor effect of these atoms and the formation of antisite defects due to localization of Te in vacancies of the lead sublattice upon annealing.

Bagiyeva, G. Z., E-mail: bagieva-gjulandam@rambler.ru; Mustafayev, N. B.; Abdinova, G. Dj.; Abdinov, D. Sh. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Abdullaev Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and Analysis of CIGS and CdTE Solar Cells: December 2004 - July 2008  

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The work reported here embodies a device-physics approach based on careful measurement and interpretation of data from CIGS and CdTe solar cells.

Sites, J. R.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Some possible sources of IceCube TeV-PeV neutrino events  

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The IceCube Collaboration has observed 37 neutrino events in the energy range $30\\, {\\text TeV}\\lesssim E_{\

Sarira Sahu; Luis Salvador Miranda

2014-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Photovoltaic Energy Production Using CdTe Thin-Film Modules: Extended Abstract Preprint  

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CdTe has near-optimum bandgap, excellent deposition traits, and leads other technologies in commercial PV module production volume. Better understanding materials properties will accelerate deployment.

Gessert, T. A.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of ultra thin CdS/CdTe solar cells by magnetron sputtering.  

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?? CdTe is a nearly perfect absorber material for second generation polycrystalline solar cells because the bandgap closely matches the peak of the solar spectrum,… (more)

Plotnikov, Victor

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Construçăo e caracterizaçăo de célula solar tipo barreira Schottky CdTe/Al.  

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??In this work the techniques of hot wall epitaxy (HWE) and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on thin films of CdTe (cadmium telluride) were used in… (more)

Denis Rafael de Oliveira Pereira

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arond te dual-axis Sample Search Results  

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Michigan University Collection: Mathematics 62 BunchTiming Measurement in the Muon Cooling Experiment Summary: Bunch-Timing Measurement in the Muon Cooling Experiment Via TE...

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Measurement/Evaluation Techniques and Nuclear Data Associated with Fission of 239Pu by Fission Spectrum Neutrons  

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This Panel was chartered to review and assess new evaluations of work on fission product data, as well as the evaluation process used by the two U.S. nuclear weapons physics laboratories. The work focuses on fission product yields resulting from fission spectrum neutrons incident on plutonium, and includes data from measurements that had not been previously published as well as new or revised fission product cumulative yield data, and related quantities such as Q values and R values. This report documents the Panel's assessment of the work presented by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Based on the work presented we have seven key observations: (1) Experiments conducted in the 1970s at LANL, some of which were performed in association with a larger, NIST-led, program, have recently been documented. A preliminary assessment of this work, which will be referred to in this document as ILRR-LANL, shows it to be technically sound. (2) LLNL has done a thorough, unbiased review and evaluation of the available literature and is in the process of incorporating the previously unavailable LANL data into its evaluation of key fission product yields. The results of the LLNL effort, which includes a preliminary evaluation of the ILRR-LANL data, have been documented. (3) LANL has also conducted an evaluation of fission product yields for fission spectrum neutrons on plutonium including a meta-analysis of benchmark data as part of a planned upgrade to the ENDF/B compilation. We found that the approach of using meta-analysis provides valuable additional insight for evaluating the sparse data sets involved in this assessment. (4) Both laboratories have provided convincing evidence for energy dependence in the fission product yield of {sup 147}Nd produced from the bombardment of {sup 239}Pu with fission spectrum neutrons over an incident neutron energy range of 0.2 to 1.9 MeV. (5) Consistent, complete, and explicit treatment of both systematic and statistical uncertainties, including correlations, are critical to the assessment of both the experimental measurements (due to variations between experimental techniques, irradiation conditions, calibration procedures, etc.), and the evaluation of those experiments to extract fundamental nuclear data. A clear example of the importance of uncertainty analysis is in the justification for energy-dependent {sup 147}Nd fission product yield, where the magnitude of the effect is comparable to the uncertainties of the individual fission product yield measurements. Both LANL and LLNL are committed to the inclusion of full uncertainty analysis in their evaluations. (6) The Panel reviewed in detail two methods for determining/evaluating fission product yields from which fission assessments can be made: the K factor method and high-resolution gamma spectroscopy (both described more fully in Sections 3 and 4). The panel concluded that fission product yields, and thus fission assessments, derived using either approach are equally valid, provided that the data were obtained from well understood, direct fission measurements and that the key underlying calibrations and/or data are valid for each technique. (7) The Panel found the process of peer review of the two complementary but independent methods to be an extremely useful exercise. Although work is still ongoing and the numbers presented to the Panel may change slightly, both groups are now in much better agreement on not just one, but four key fission product yields. The groups also have a better appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of each other's methods.

Baisden, P; Bauge, E; Ferguson, J; Gilliam, D; Granier, T; Jeanloz, R; McMillan, C; Robertson, D; Thompson, P; Verdon, C; Wilkerson, C; Young, P

2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural health and prognostics management for offshore wind turbines : case studies of rotor fault and blade damage with initial O&M cost modeling.  

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Operations and maintenance costs for offshore wind plants are significantly higher than the current costs for land-based (onshore) wind plants. One way to reduce these costs would be to implement a structural health and prognostic management (SHPM) system as part of a condition based maintenance paradigm with smart load management and utilize a state-based cost model to assess the economics associated with use of the SHPM system. To facilitate the development of such a system a multi-scale modeling approach developed in prior work is used to identify how the underlying physics of the system are affected by the presence of damage and faults, and how these changes manifest themselves in the operational response of a full turbine. This methodology was used to investigate two case studies: (1) the effects of rotor imbalance due to pitch error (aerodynamic imbalance) and mass imbalance and (2) disbond of the shear web; both on a 5-MW offshore wind turbine in the present report. Based on simulations of damage in the turbine model, the operational measurements that demonstrated the highest sensitivity to the damage/faults were the blade tip accelerations and local pitching moments for both imbalance and shear web disbond. The initial cost model provided a great deal of insight into the estimated savings in operations and maintenance costs due to the implementation of an effective SHPM system. The integration of the health monitoring information and O&M cost versus damage/fault severity information provides the initial steps to identify processes to reduce operations and maintenance costs for an offshore wind farm while increasing turbine availability, revenue, and overall profit.

Myrent, Noah J. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Kusnick, Joshua F. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Barrett, Natalie C. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Adams, Douglas E. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Griffith, Daniel Todd

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Ja argang 14 voorJa ar / 2007  

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.html Wat houdt je afstudeerwerk in? `Om de CO2-uitstoot terug te dringen, zal er meer windenergie en zonne

Franssen, Michael

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Jaargang35//omdetweewekentijdenshetacademiejaar//Coverfoto: Rector snijdt taart  

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tafel lag in verband met de inhoud van de extra zestig studiepunten. Om het kort te houden zullen we dus

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Kopen in het bos: Het landrechtendiscours bij de Trio-Indianen in Suriname.  

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??Inheemse organisaties essentialiseren Inheemse identiteit om hun strijd voor Inheemse rechten kracht bij te zetten. Het beeld dat zij van Inheemsen creëren heeft weinig te… (more)

Reimink, W.P.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ruimtevoorjou! Informatiebrochure  

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'. John Hacking ďż˝ R.K. pastoraal werker ďż˝ j.hacking@studentenkerk.ru.nl Het leven is te kort om het te

van Suijlekom, Walter

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Simple shear processing of bulk BI?TE? alloys  

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diagram of the ECAE process. 26 FIGURE Page 14. Optical photomicrograph of p-type Biz Te& alloy grains before extrusion. . . . . 29 15. Optical photomicrograph of n-type Bi&Tet alloy grains before extrusion . . . . . 30 16. Schematic of ECAE tool... route C at 0. 3 in/min and 500'C 26. Optical photomicrograph of p-type BisTes alloy grains, after two passes 41 via route C at 0. 01 in/min and 500'C 42 FIGURE 27. Optical photomicrograph of p-type Biz Teq alloy grains, after four passes via route...

Im, Jae-taek

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

403

TeV Astrophysics Constraints on Planck Scale Lorentz Violation  

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We analyze observational constraints from TeV astrophysics on Lorentz violating nonlinear dispersion for photons and electrons without assuming any a priori equality between the photon and electron parameters. The constraints arise from thresholds for vacuum Cerenkov radiation, photon decay and photo-production of electron-positron pairs. We show that the parameter plane for cubic momentum terms in the dispersion relations is constrained to an order unity region in Planck units. We find that the threshold configuration can occur with an asymmetric distribution of momentum for pair creation, and with a hard photon for vacuum Cerenkov radiation.

Ted Jacobson; Stefano Liberati; David Mattingly

2002-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic leptogenesis at the TeV scale  

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We construct an explicit model implementing electromagnetic leptogenesis. In a simple extension of the Standard Model, a discrete symmetry forbids the usual decays of the right-handed neutrinos, while allowing for an effective coupling between the left-handed and right-handed neutrinos through the electromagnetic dipole moment. This generates correct leptogenesis with resonant enhancement and also the required neutrino mass via a TeV scale seesaw mechanism. The model is consistent with low energy phenomenology and would have distinct signals in the next generation colliders, and, perhaps even the LHC.

Debajyoti Choudhury; Namit Mahajan; Sudhanwa Patra; Utpal Sarkar

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

405

Effect of shells on photoluminescence of aqueous CdTe quantum dots  

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Graphical abstract: Size-tunable CdTe coated with several shells using an aqueous solution synthesis. CdTe/CdS/ZnS quantum dots exhibited high PL efficiency up to 80% which implies the promising applications for biomedical labeling. - Highlights: • CdTe quantum dots were fabricated using an aqueous synthesis. • CdS, ZnS, and CdS/ZnS shells were subsequently deposited on CdTe cores. • Outer ZnS shells provide an efficient confinement of electron and hole inside the QDs. • Inside CdS shells can reduce the strain on the QDs. • Aqueous CdTe/CdS/ZnS QDs exhibited high stability and photoluminescence efficiency of 80%. - Abstract: CdTe cores with various sizes were fabricated in aqueous solutions. Inorganic shells including CdS, ZnS, and CdS/ZnS were subsequently deposited on the cores through a similar aqueous procedure to investigate the effect of shells on the photoluminescence properties of the cores. In the case of CdTe/CdS/ZnS quantum dots, the outer ZnS shell provides an efficient confinement of electron and hole wavefunctions inside the quantum dots, while the middle CdS shell sandwiched between the CdTe core and ZnS shell can be introduced to obviously reduce the strain on the quantum dots because the lattice parameters of CdS is situated at the intermediate-level between those of CdTe and ZnS. In comparison with CdTe/ZnS core–shell quantum dots, the as-prepared water-soluble CdTe/CdS/ZnS quantum dots in our case can exhibit high photochemical stability and photoluminescence efficiency up to 80% in an aqueous solution, which implies the promising applications in the field of biomedical labeling.

Yuan, Zhimin; Yang, Ping, E-mail: mse_yangp@ujn.edu.cn

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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O&M in UESC  

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Advanced CdTe Photovoltaic Technology: September 2007 - March 2009  

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During the last eighteen months, Abound Solar (formerly AVA Solar) has enjoyed significant success under the SAI program. During this time, a fully automated manufacturing line has been developed, fabricated and commissioned in Longmont, Colorado. The facility is fully integrated, converting glass and semiconductor materials into complete modules beneath its roof. At capacity, a glass panel will enter the factory every 10 seconds and emerge as a completed module two hours later. This facility is currently undergoing trials in preparation for large volume production of 120 x 60 cm thin film CdTe modules. Preceding the development of the large volume manufacturing capability, Abound Solar demonstrated long duration processing with excellent materials utilization for the manufacture of high efficiency 42 cm square modules. Abound Solar prototype modules have been measured with over 9% aperture area efficiency by NREL. Abound Solar demonstrated the ability to produce modules at industry leading low costs to NREL representatives. Costing models show manufacturing costs below $1/Watt and capital equipment costs below $1.50 per watt of annual manufacturing capacity. Under this SAI program, Abound Solar supported a significant research and development program at Colorado State University. The CSU team continues to make progress on device and materials analysis. Modeling for increased device performance and the effects of processing conditions on properties of CdTe PV were investigated.

Barth, K.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolyte electroreflectance study of laser annealing effects on the CdTe/Hg0.8Cd0.2Te (111) system  

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We have investigated the effects of laser annealing on the CdTe/Hg0.8Cd0.2Te?(111) system by measuring the electrolyte electroreflectance (EER) spectra from both the CdTe layer as well as the interface region. The sample was a Hg0.8Cd0.2Te?(111) single crystal with a 500?Ĺ?thick polycrystallineCdTefilmdeposited on it; a section of the interface was annealed using the neodymium: yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser 1.06??m line. Our observations indicate the presence of strain due to lattice mismatch at the interface; laser annealing relieves this strain. In addition the annealing also causes the diffusion of Hg ions from the interfacial region into the passivant layer. The changes in the line shapes of the EER spectra also show an improvement in the crystalline quality of the passivant layer.

P. M. Amirtharaj; Fred H. Pollak; J. R. Waterman; P. R. Boyd

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 485: Cactus Spring Ranch Pu and DU Site, Tonopah Test Range, Nevada  

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This Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report (CADD/CR) has been prepared for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 485: Cactus Spring Ranch Plutonium (Pu) and Depleted Uranium (DU) Site, in accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Located at the Cactus Spring Ranch on the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada, CAU 485 consists of Corrective Action Site (CAS) TA-39-001-TAGR. This CADD/CR identifies and rationalizes the U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office's recommendation that no corrective action is deemed necessary for CAU 485. The Corrective Action Decision Document and Closure Report have been combined into one report because sample data collected during the preliminary assessment investigation (PAI) performed in January and February 1998 showed no evidence of contamination at the site. In the past, this CAU included holding pens which housed sheep and burros used to test inhalation uptake from atmospheric releases of Pu and DU, and the animals were sacrificed after the tests. Specifically, the investigation focused on data to determine: if surface activities of alpha, beta, and gamma-emitting radionuclides were present; if potential contaminants of concern (COCs) such as Pu and DU were present; and if plutonium was present in the soil and dung at levels significantly above background levels. Investigation results concluded that surface radiological activities of alpha, beta, and gamma-emitting radionuclides were within range of typical background levels. Evaluation of process knowledge determined plutonium to be the only potential COC, but soil and dung samples tested were not positive for plutonium-238 and only two samples had positive concentrations of plutonium 239/240 (subsequent plutonium alpha spectroscopy results demonstrated that there was no plutonium contamination in the Cactus Spring surface soil or dung). Therefore, the DOE/NV recommended that no corrective action was required at CAU 485; further, no Corrective Action Plan was required. No use restrictions were required to be placed on this CAU because the investigation showed no evidence of contamination at the site.

US Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office

1998-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Superficies y Vaco 12, 16-19, Junio 2001 Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencia de Superficies y de Vaco. Near-IR bandgap engineering employing the alloy (CdTe)x(In2Te3)1-x  

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the closed space vapor transport technique combined with free evaporation. As sources we employed CdTe and In thin films 1. Introduction CdTe and its alloys are versatile optoelectronic materials, some of 1.19 eV and 1.15 eV have been reported [5, 6], suggest the use of the compounds In2Te3 and CdTe

Meléndez Lira, Miguel Angel

411

New limits on the $?^{+}$EC and ECEC processes in $^{120}$Te  

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New limits on the double beta processes for $^{120}$Te have been obtained using a 400 cm$^3$ HPGe detector and a source consisting of natural Te0$_2$ powder. At a confidence level of 90% the limits are $0.19\\times 10^{18}$ y for the $\\beta^+$EC$(0\

A S Barabash; F Hubert; Ph Hubert; V Umatov

2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A Proposal of the Method for Energy Measurements of Muons over 10 TeV  

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......energy determination method of high energy muons, which is based upon an observation...TeV. The uncertainty of the muon energy to be measured can be reduced if...the Editor paratus when a high energy muon in TeV region traverses through......

Tomonori Wada; Takashi Kitamura

1969-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photocurrent Mapping of 3D CdSe/CdTe Windowless Solar Cells  

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Photocurrent Mapping of 3D CdSe/CdTe Windowless Solar Cells ... back contact; CdSe; CdTe; photovoltaic; 3D solar cells; SPCM ... Scanning photocurrent microscopy (SPCM) has been used to evaluate the local performance of solar cells by scanning a finely focused optical beam across the surface while monitoring device response. ...

Carlos M. Hangarter; Ratan Debnath; Jong Y. Ha; Mehmet A. Sahiner; Christopher J. Reehil; William A. Manners; Daniel Josell

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Unravelling the atomic structure of AgInSbTe phase change materials: Theoretical perspective  

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E*PCOS2011 Unravelling the atomic structure of AgInSbTe phase change materials: Theoretical-GST. Key words: phase change materials, Ag/In/Sb/Te alloys, density functional, molecular dynamics 1. INTRODUCTION Phase change (PC) materials are chalcogenide alloys that switch very rapidly between the amorphous

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Search for Short Duration Bursts of TeV Gamma Rays with the Milagrito Telescope  

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OG 2.3.07 Search for Short Duration Bursts of TeV Gamma Rays with the Milagrito Telescope Gus for short duration bursts of TeV photons. Such bursts may result from "traditional" gamma-ray bursts to gamma-ray bursts, the final stages of black hole evaporation) the most compelling reason may

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Unusual Otto excitation dynamics and enhanced coupling of light to TE plasmons in graphene  

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Unusual Otto excitation dynamics and enhanced coupling of light to TE plasmons in graphene Daniel R are a unique and unusual aspect of graphene's plasmonic response that are predicted to manifest when the sign plasmons in graphene. We show that TE plasmons supported by graphene in an Otto configuration unusually

Park, Namkyoo

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Development of Nanostructures in Thermoelectric Pb-Te-Sb Alloys , L. A. Collins2  

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in the figure of merit of thermoelectric materials. Fabrication of nanostructured thermoelectric materials via the discovery of materials with a high thermoelectric figure of merit, zT, defined as S2 T/, where immiscible thermoelectric materials: PbTe-Sb2Te3. This ternary system was selected for investigation because

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Bandgap engineering of CdxZn1xTe nanowires Keivan Davami,a  

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junction. These structures have been used in solar cells2,3 and eld effect transistors.4 Alloy nanowires device fabrication. Alloy nano- wires in various systems have been used to construct solar cells into a furnace. In a set of trial experiments, ZnTe (99.99% Aldrich) and CdTe (99.99% Aldrich) source powders

Cuniberti, Gianaurelio

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Epitaxial growth of CdTe thin film on cube-textured Ni by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition  

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CdTe thin film has been grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on Ni(100) substrate. Using x-ray pole figure measurements we observed the epitaxial relationship of {111}CdTe// {001}Ni with [110]CdTe//[010]Ni and [112] CdTe//[100]Ni. The 12 diffraction peaks in the (111) pole figure of CdTe film and their relative positions with respect to the four peak positions in the (111) pole figure of Ni substrate are consistent with four equivalent orientational domains of CdTe with three to four superlattice match of about 0.7% in the [110] direction of CdTe and the [010] direction of Ni. The electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) images show that the CdTe domains are 30 degrees orientated from each other.

GIARE, C [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); RAO, S [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); RILEY, M [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); CHEN, L [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Goyal, Amit [ORNL; BHAT, I [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); LU, T [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); WANG, G [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ZnO/Sn:In2O3 and ZnO/CdTe band offsets for extremely thin absorber...  

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ZnOSn:In2O3 and ZnOCdTe band offsets for extremely thin absorber photovoltaics . ZnOSn:In2O3 and ZnOCdTe band offsets for extremely thin absorber photovoltaics . Abstract: Band...

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Band gap of CdTe and Cd{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.1}Te crystals  

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The band gap E{sub g} of the CdTe and Cd{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.1}Te crystals and its temperature dependence are determined by optical methods. This is motivated by considerable contradictoriness of the published data, which hampers the interpretation and calculation of characteristics of detectors of X-ray and {gamma} radiation based on these materials (E{sub g} = 1.39-1.54 and 1.51-1.6 eV for CdTe and Cd{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.1}Te, respectively). The used procedure of determination of E{sub g} is analyzed from the viewpoint of the influence of the factors leading to inaccuracies in determination of its value. The measurements are performed for well-purified high-quality samples. The acquired data for CdTe (E{sub g} = 1.47-1.48 eV) and Cd{sub 0.9}Zn{sub 0.1}Te (E{sub g} = 1.52-1.53 eV) at room temperature substantially narrow the range of accurate determination of E{sub g}.

Kosyachenko, L. A., E-mail: lakos@chv.ukrpact.net; Sklyarchuk, V. M.; Sklyarchuk, O. V.; Maslyanchuk, O. L. [Chernovtsy National University (Ukraine)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase formation and phase transformations in Bi-Te films with nanoscale thickness  

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The processes of phase formation are studied in a binary Bi-Te system using the kinematic electron diffraction technique. It is established that, in the case of both simultaneous and layer-by-layer deposition of bismuth and tellurium and irrespective of the order of their deposition, phases with compositions Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and BiTe are formed at the condensation plane in the amorphous and crystalline state, respectively. The amorphous Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} phase is stable at room temperature and crystallizes at a temperature of 423 K. It is shown that ordering of the phase BiTe is not a consequence of atomic order of the structure; rather, it is caused by the real structure of the object (by blocks)

Akhmedov, K. M. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)], E-mail: axmedovqurban@rambler.ru

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth of CdTe thin films on graphene by close-spaced sublimation method  

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CdTe thin films grown on bi-layer graphene were demonstrated by using the close-spaced sublimation method, where CdTe was selectively grown on the graphene. The density of the CdTe domains was increased with increasing the number of the defective sites in the graphene, which was controlled by the duration of UV exposure. The CdTe growth rate on the bi-layer graphene electrodes was 400?nm/min with a bandgap energy of 1.45–1.49?eV. Scanning electron microscopy, micro-Raman spectroscopy, micro-photoluminescence, and X-ray diffraction technique were used to confirm the high quality of the CdTe thin films grown on the graphene electrodes.

Jung, Younghun; Yang, Gwangseok; Kim, Jihyun, E-mail: hyunhyun7@korea.ac.kr [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of); Chun, Seungju; Kim, Donghwan [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Cd-rich and Te-rich low-temperature photoluminescence in cadmium telluride  

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Low-temperature photoluminescence emission spectra were measured in cadmium telluride (CdTe) samples in which composition was varied to promote either Cd or Te-rich stoichiometry. The ability to monitor stoichiometry is important, since it has been shown to impact carrier recombination. Te-rich samples show transitions corresponding to acceptor-bound excitons (?1.58?eV) and free-electron to acceptor transitions (?1.547?eV). In addition to acceptor-bound excitons, Cd-rich samples show transitions assigned to donor-bound excitons (1.591?eV) and Te vacancies at 1.552?eV. Photoluminescence is a noninvasive way to monitor stoichiometric shifts induced by post-deposition anneals in polycrystalline CdTe thin films deposited by close-spaced sublimation.

Albin, D. S., E-mail: david.albin@nrel.gov; Kuciauskas, D.; Ma, J.; Metzger, W. K.; Burst, J. M.; Moutinho, H. R.; Dippo, P. C. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)

2014-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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TenTen: A New Array of Multi-TeV Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes  

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The exciting results from H.E.S.S. point to a new population of gamma-ray sources at energies E > 10 TeV, paving the way for future studies and new discoveries in the multi-TeV energy range. Connected with these energies is the search for sources of PeV cosmic-rays (CRs) and the study of multi-TeV gamma-ray production in a growing number of astrophysical environments. TenTen is a proposed stereoscopic array (with a suggested site in Australia) of modest-sized (10 to 30m^2) Cherenkov imaging telescopes with a wide field of view (8 to 10deg diameter) optimised for the E~10 to 100 TeV range. TenTen will achieve an effective area of ~10 km^2 at energies above 10 TeV. We outline here the motivation for TenTen and summarise key performance parameters.

Rowell, G; Clay, R; Dawson, B; Denman, J; Protheroe, R; Smith, A G K; Thornton, G; Wild, N

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

TenTen: A New Array of Multi-TeV Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes  

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The exciting results from H.E.S.S. point to a new population of gamma-ray sources at energies E > 10 TeV, paving the way for future studies and new discoveries in the multi-TeV energy range. Connected with these energies is the search for sources of PeV cosmic-rays (CRs) and the study of multi-TeV gamma-ray production in a growing number of astrophysical environments. TenTen is a proposed stereoscopic array (with a suggested site in Australia) of modest-sized (10 to 30m^2) Cherenkov imaging telescopes with a wide field of view (8 to 10deg diameter) optimised for the E~10 to 100 TeV range. TenTen will achieve an effective area of ~10 km^2 at energies above 10 TeV. We outline here the motivation for TenTen and summarise key performance parameters.

G. Rowell; V. Stamatescu; R. Clay; B. Dawson; J. Denman; R. Protheroe; A. G. K. Smith; G. Thornton; N. Wild

2007-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

427

V-183: Cisco TelePresence TC and TE Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and  

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3: Cisco TelePresence TC and TE Bugs Let Remote Users Deny 3: Cisco TelePresence TC and TE Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Remote Adjacent Authenticated Users Gain Root Shell Access V-183: Cisco TelePresence TC and TE Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Remote Adjacent Authenticated Users Gain Root Shell Access June 21, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Three vulnerabilities were reported in Cisco TelePresence TC and TE PLATFORM: The following product models are affected by the vulnerabilities: Cisco TelePresence MX Series Cisco TelePresence System EX Series Cisco TelePresence Integrator C Series Cisco TelePresence Profiles Series running Cisco TelePresence Quick Set Series Cisco IP Video Phone E20 ABSTRACT: Cisco TelePresence TC and TE Software contain two vulnerabilities in the implementation of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) that could allow an

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CdTe Feedstock Development and Validation: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-00280  

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The goal of this work was to evaluate different CdTe feedstock formulations (feedstock provided by Redlen) to determine if they would significantly improve CdTe performance with ancillary benefits associated with whether changes in feedstock would affect CdTe cell processing and possibly reliability of cells. Feedstock also included attempts to intentionally dope the CdTe with pre-selected elements.

Albin, D.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Junction Properties of CdS/CdTe Solar Cells and their Correlation to Device Properties (Presentation)  

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The objective of the Junction Studies are: (1) understand the nature of the junction in the CdTe/CdS device; (2) correlate the device fabrication parameters to the junction formation; and (3) develop a self consistent device model to explain the device properties. Detailed analysis of CdS/CdTe and SnO{sub 2}/CdTe devices prepared using CSS CdTe is discussed.

Dhere, R. G.; Zhang, Y.; Romero, M. J.; Asher, S. E.; Young, M.; To, B.; Noufi, R.; Gessert, T. A.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH EFFICIENCY CdTe/CdS THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS WITH A NOVEL BACK-CONTACT Nicola Romeoa  

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HIGH EFFICIENCY CdTe/CdS THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS WITH A NOVEL BACK-CONTACT Nicola Romeoa , Alessio in the fabrication of high efficiency CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells. Usually, it is done first by etching the Cd: Back Contact, CdTe, Thin Film 1 INTRODUCTION The back contact in the CdTe/CdS thin film solar cell

Romeo, Alessandro

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/sup 252/Cf-source-driven neutron noise measurements of subcriticality for a slab tank containing aqueous Pu-U nitrate  

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In order to study nuclear criticality safety related to the development of fast breeder technology, /sup 252/Cf-source-driven neutron noise analysis measurements were performed with a Pu-U nitrate solution in a slab tank of various heights and thickness varying 11.43 cm to 19.05 cm. The results and conclusions of these experiments are (1) a capability to measure the subcriticality of a multiplying system of slab geometry to a k/sub eff/ as low as 0.7 was demonstrated, (2) calculated neutron multiplication factors agreed with those from the experiments within approx.0.02, and (3) the applicability of the method for plutonium solution systems was demonstrated. This paper describes measurements in which the height of the slab was varied for a fixed thickness and the thickness varied for a fixed height, which are the first applications of this measurement method to slab geometry.

Mihalczo, J.T.; Blakeman, E.D.; Ragan, G.E.; Kryter, R.C.; Robinson, R.C.; Seino, H.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of prompt neutron spectra from the 239Pu(n,f) fission reaction for incident neutron energies from 1 to 200 MeV  

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Prompt fission neutron spectra in the neutron-induced fission of 239Pu have been measured for incident neutron energies from 1 to 200 MeV at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. Mean energies deduced from the prompt fission neutron spectra (PFNS) lead to the observation of the opening of the second chance fission at 7 MeV and to indications for the openings of fission channels of third and fourth chances. Moreover, the general trend of the measured PFNS is well reproduced by the different models. The comparison between data and models presents, however, two discrepancies. First, the prompt neutron mean energy seems constant for neutron energy, at least up to 7 MeV, whereas in the theoretical calculations it is continuously increasing. Second, data disagree with models on the shape of the high energy part of the PFNS, where our data suggest a softer spectrum than the predictions.

A. Chatillon; G. Bélier; T. Granier; B. Laurent; B. Morillon; J. Taieb; R. C. Haight; M. Devlin; R. O. Nelson; S. Noda; J. M. O'Donnell

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIMIZATION OF GRADED BAND GAP CdHgTe SOLAR CELLS A. BOUAZZI (*), Y. MARFAING and J. MIMILA-ARROYO  

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limited to 6 % in Cu2Te/CdTe junctions [4, 5], 7.9 % in CdS/CdTe heterojunctions and 6 % in homojunc with uniform doping followed by a base region with uni- form gap and doping. Our goal is to find the optimum

Boyer, Edmond

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PHONONS-DEFECTS INTERACTIONS IN CdTe J. L. TISSOT, P. L. VUILLERMOZ and A. LAUGIER  

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267 PHONONS-DEFECTS INTERACTIONS IN CdTe J. L. TISSOT, P. L. VUILLERMOZ and A. LAUGIER Laboratoire Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France Résumé. 2014 Les défauts électriquement inactifs dans CdTe ont of electrically inactive defects has been performed on CdTe single crystals by two different experimental

Boyer, Edmond

435

Interference effects in photoreflectance and contactless electroreflectance spectra of CdTe films grown on Si substrate  

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Interference effects in photoreflectance and contactless electroreflectance spectra of CdTe films and contactless electroreflectance CER spectra of CdTe films grown on Si substrate, at energies below the band gap of CdTe. The simultaneous observation of OF in the reflectance (R) spectrum having the same period

Ghosh, Sandip

436

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 84, 205305 (2011) Spin-phonon coupling in single Mn-doped CdTe quantum dot  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 84, 205305 (2011) Spin-phonon coupling in single Mn-doped CdTe quantum dot C. L dynamics of a single Mn atom in a laser driven CdTe quantum dot is addressed theoretically. Recent of single Mn-doped CdTe dots, information about the quantum spin state of a single Mn atom is extracted from

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

437

Quantifying electron-phonon coupling in CdTe12xSex nanocrystals via coherent phonon manipulation  

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Quantifying electron-phonon coupling in CdTe12xSex nanocrystals via coherent phonon manipulation B to manipulate coherent phonon excitation and quantify the strength of electron-phonon coupling in CdTe1Ă?xSex nanocrystals (NCs). Raman active CdSe and CdTe longitudinal optical phonon (LO) modes are excited and probed

Xu, Xianfan

438

Effect of Shunts on Thin-Film CdTe Module Performance. Galymzhan T. Koishiyev, James R. Sites  

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Effect of Shunts on Thin-Film CdTe Module Performance. Galymzhan T. Koishiyev, James R. Sites circuit model is used to analyze the impact of shunts on basic performance parameters of a CdTe thin with each other in their effect on the module. To address these questions, a 2-D circuit model of a CdTe

Sites, James R.

439

CdTe EPITAXIAL FILMS AND THEIR PROPERTIES S. N. MAXIMOVSKY, I. P. REVOCATOVA, V. M. SALMAN,  

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161 CdTe EPITAXIAL FILMS AND THEIR PROPERTIES S. N. MAXIMOVSKY, I. P. REVOCATOVA, V. M. SALMAN, M CdTe films of p and n type conductivity with a given devia- tion of film composition from PHYSIQUE APPLIQUĂ?E TOME 12, FĂ?VRIER 1977, PAGE 161 The design of reliable CdTe nuclear radiation counters

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

440

Post-Synthesis Crystallinity Tailoring of Water-Soluble Polymer Encapsulated CdTe Nanoparticles using Rapid Thermal Annealing  

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Post-Synthesis Crystallinity Tailoring of Water-Soluble Polymer Encapsulated CdTe Nanoparticles The crystallinity of colloidal CdTe nanoparticles has been enhanced post synthesis. This control over CdTe NPs have been demonstrated suitable for use in applications involving efficient solar cells

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A SMALL PORTABLE DETECTOR HEAD USING MIS-CONTACTED CdTe FOR X-RAY SPECTROMETRY  

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339 A SMALL PORTABLE DETECTOR HEAD USING MIS-CONTACTED CdTe FOR X-RAY SPECTROMETRY P. EICHINGER for semiconductor radiation detectors is discussed. A versatile head consisting of a 2 mm thick, 10 mm diameter CdTe and its applica- tion to CdTe and CdS has already been published [2, 3], but because of the many

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

442

Substrate effect on CdTe layers grown by metalorganic vapor phase N. V. Sochinskiia),b)  

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Substrate effect on CdTe layers grown by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy N. V. Sochinskiia for publication 30 December 1996 CdTe layers were grown by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy MOVPE on different substrates like sapphire, GaAs, and CdTe wafers. The growth was carried out at the temperature 340 °C

Viña, Luis

443

Photoluminescence Studies on Cu and O Defects in Crystalline and Thin-film CdTe Caroline R. Corwine,1  

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Photoluminescence Studies on Cu and O Defects in Crystalline and Thin-film CdTe Caroline R. Corwine Laboratory, Golden, CO 80401 ABSTRACT Polycrystalline thin-film CdTe is one of the leading materials used various process steps alter defect states in the CdTe layer. Low-temperature photoluminescence (PL

Sites, James R.

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CARRIER TRANSPORT AND TRAPPING PROCESS IN HIGH-RESISTIVITY CdTe GROWN BY A MODIFIED THM  

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189 CARRIER TRANSPORT AND TRAPPING PROCESS IN HIGH-RESISTIVITY CdTe GROWN BY A MODIFIED THM T, PAGE 189 1. Introduction. - Recent results of studies on carrier transport in high-purity CdTe crystals current measure- ments. This paper discusses trapping and detrapping effects in high-resistivity CdTe

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

445

Micron-Resolution Photocurrent of CdTe Solar Cells Using Multiple Wavelengths Jason F. Hiltner1  

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Micron-Resolution Photocurrent of CdTe Solar Cells Using Multiple Wavelengths Jason F. Hiltner1 variations in the quantum efficiency near the CdTe band gap, which track intermixing of Cd wavelengths with energies near and slightly below the CdTe band gap (1.5 eV) to be used. Temperature tuning

Sites, James R.

446

Paul Sellin, Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Physics Charge transport and mobility mapping in CdTe  

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Paul Sellin, Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Physics Charge transport and mobility mapping in CdTe, JAP 92 (2002) 3198-3206 Introduction Motivation for this Work: r THM-grown CdTe supplied by Eurorad signal response? r Pulse shape analysis can identify regions of trapping or reduced mobility r Does CdTe

Sellin, Paul

447

ATLAS SUSY search prospects at 10 TeV  

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The search for physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM) is one of the most important goals for the general purpose detector ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Already with early LHC data, the ATLAS experiment should be sensitive to discover physics beyond the Standard Model. This paper summarizes the prospects of the ATLAS experiment to find experimental evidence for Supersymmetry (SUSY) and Universal Extra Dimensions (UED) in channels with jets, leptons and missing transverse energy for an integrated luminosity of L = 200pb-1 at a centre-of-mass energy sqrt s = 10 TeV. Only a selection of the results is presented focussing on the the discovery reach for inclusive searches.

Janet Dietrich

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

448

Prospects for Electroweakino Discovery at a 100 TeV Hadron Collider  

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We investigate the prospects of discovering split Supersymmetry at a future 100 TeV proton-proton collider through the direct production of electroweakino next-to-lightest-supersymmetric-particles (NLSPs). We focus on signatures with multi-lepton and missing energy: $3\\ell$, opposite-sign dileptons and same-sign dileptons. We perform a comprehensive study of different electroweakino spectra. A 100 TeV collider with 3000/fb data is expected to exclude Higgsino thermal dark matter candidates with $m_{\\rm{LSP}}\\sim 1 $ TeV if Wino NLSPs are lighter than about 3.2 TeV. The $3\\ell$ search usually offers the highest mass reach, which varies in the range of (2-4) TeV depending on scenarios. In particular, scenarios with light Higgsinos have generically simplified parameter dependences. We also demonstrate that, at a 100 TeV collider, lepton collimation becomes a crucial issue for NLSPs heavier than about 2.5 TeV. We finally compare our results with the discovery prospects of gluino pair productions and deduce which ...

Gori, Stefania; Wang, Lian-Tao; Wells, James D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Prospects for Electroweakino Discovery at a 100 TeV Hadron Collider  

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We investigate the prospects of discovering split Supersymmetry at a future 100 TeV proton-proton collider through the direct production of electroweakino next-to-lightest-supersymmetric-particles (NLSPs). We focus on signatures with multi-lepton and missing energy: $3\\ell$, opposite-sign dileptons and same-sign dileptons. We perform a comprehensive study of different electroweakino spectra. A 100 TeV collider with 3000/fb data is expected to exclude Higgsino thermal dark matter candidates with $m_{\\rm{LSP}}\\sim 1 $ TeV if Wino NLSPs are lighter than about 3.2 TeV. The $3\\ell$ search usually offers the highest mass reach, which varies in the range of (2-4) TeV depending on scenarios. In particular, scenarios with light Higgsinos have generically simplified parameter dependences. We also demonstrate that, at a 100 TeV collider, lepton collimation becomes a crucial issue for NLSPs heavier than about 2.5 TeV. We finally compare our results with the discovery prospects of gluino pair productions and deduce which SUSY breaking model can be discovered first by electroweakino searches.

Stefania Gori; Sunghoon Jung; Lian-Tao Wang; James D. Wells

2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

450

Studies on optoelectronic properties of DC reactive magnetron sputtered CdTe thin films  

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Cadmium telluride continues to be a leading candidate for the development of cost effective photovoltaics for terrestrial applications. In the present work two individual metallic targets of Cd and Te were used for the deposition of CdTe thin films on mica substrates from room temperature to 300 °C by DC reactive magnetron sputtering method. XRD patterns of CdTe thin films deposited on mica substrates exhibit peaks at 2? = 27.7°, 46.1° and 54.6°, which corresponds to reflection on (1 1 1), (2 2 0) and (3 1 1) planes of CdTe cubic structure. The intensities of XRD patterns increases with the increase of substrate temperature upto 150 °C and then it decreases at higher substrate temperatures. The conductivity of CdTe thin films measured from four probe method increases with the increase of substrate temperature. The activation energies (?E) are found to be decrease with the increase of substrate temperature. The optical transmittance spectra of CdTe thin films deposited on mica have a clear interference pattern in the longer wavelength region. The films have good transparency (T > 85 %) exhibiting interference pattern in the spectral region between 1200 – 2500 nm. The optical band gap of CdTe thin films are found to be in the range of 1.48 – 1.57. The refractive index, n decreases with the increase of wavelength, ?. The value of n and k increases with the increase of substrate temperature.

Kumar, B. Rajesh, E-mail: rajphyind@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517 502, A.P, India and Department of Physics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur - 515 003, A.P (India); Hymavathi, B.; Rao, T. Subba [Department of Physics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur - 515 003, A.P (India)

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of relaxation times and energy spectra of the CdTe/Hg{sub 1-x}Cd{sub x}Te/CdTe quantum well for variable valence band offset, well width, and composition x  

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The dependences of relaxation times and energy spectrum of the CdTe/Hg{sub 1-x}Cd{sub x}Te/CdTe quantum well (QW) on its parameters were simulated in the cadmium molar fraction range 0 < x < 0.16. It was found that the x increase from 0 to 0.16 changes electron wave function localization in the QW. A criterion for determining the number of interface levels of localized electrons depending on QW parameters was obtained. The effect of a sharp (by two orders of magnitude) increase in the relaxation time of localized electrons was detected at small QW widths and x close to 0.16.

Melezhik, E. O., E-mail: emelezhik@gmail.com; Gumenjuk-Sichevska, J. V.; Sizov, F. F. [National Academy of Sciences, Lashkariev Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

452

Effect of low energy ion irradiation on CdTe crystals: Luminescence enhancement  

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In this work we show that low energy ion sputtering is a very efficient technique as a cleaning process for CdTe substrates. We demonstrate, by using several techniques like grazing-angle x-ray diffraction, cathodoluminescence, microluminescence, and micro-Raman spectroscopy that the luminescent properties of CdTe substrates can be very much increased when CdTe surfaces are irradiated with low energy Argon ions. We postulate that this enhancement is mainly due to the removal of surface damage induced by the cutting and polishing processes. The formation of a low density of nonluminescent aggregates after the sputtering process has also been observed.

Olvera, J.; Plaza, J. L.; Dios, S. de; Dieguez, E. [Departamento de Fisica de Materiales, Laboratorio de Crecimiento de Cristales, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Martinez, O.; Avella, M. [Departamento Fisica Materia Condensada, GdS-Optronlab Group, Universidad de Valladolid, Edificio I-D, Paseo de Belen 1, 47011 Valladolid (Spain)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

453

Chapter 1.19: Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Thin Film: CdTe  

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The chapter reviews the history, development, and present processes used to fabricate thin-film, CdTe-based photovoltaic (PV) devices. It is intended for readers who are generally familiar with the operation and material aspects of PV devices but desire a deeper understanding of the process sequences used in CdTe PV technology. The discussion identifies why certain processes may have commercial production advantages and how the various process steps can interact with each other to affect device performance and reliability. The chapter concludes with a discussion of considerations of large-area CdTe PV deployment including issues related to material availability and energy-payback time.

Gessert, T. A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Search for Neutral Heavy Leptons in the NuTeV Experiment at Fermilab  

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Preliminary results from a search for neutral heavy leptons in the NuTeV experiment at Fermilab. The upgraded NuTeV neutrino detector for the 1996-1997 run included an instrumented decay region for the NHL search which, combined with the NuTeV calorimeter, allows detection in several decay modes (mu-mu-nu, mu-e-nu, mu-pi, e-pi, and e-e-nu). We see no evidence for neutral heavy leptons in our current search in the mass range from 0.3 GeV to 2.0 GeV decaying into final states containing a muon.

NuTeV Collaboration; R. B. Drucker

1998-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

455

Savannah River Site Public and regulatory involvement in the transuranic (TRU) program and their effect on decisions to dispose of Pu-238 heat source tru waste onsite  

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The key to successful public involvement at the Savannah River Site (SRS) has been and continues to be vigorous, up-front involvement of the public and state regulators with technical experts. The SRS Waste Management Program includes all forms of radioactive waste. All of the decisions associated with the management of these wastes are of interest to the public and successful program implementation would be impossible without including the public up-front in the program formulation. Serious problems can result if program decisions are made without public involvement, and if the public is informed after key decisions are made. This paper will describe the regulatory and public involvement program and their effects on the decisions concerning the disposal at the Savannah River Site (SRS) of heat source Pu-238 TRU waste. As can be imagined, a decision to dispose of TRU waste onsite versus shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP) in New Mexico for disposal is of considerable interest to the stakeholders in South Carolina. The interaction between the stakeholders not only include the general public, but also the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and Region IV of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The discussions, educational sessions, and negotiations include resolution of equity issues as well and moved forward to an understanding of the difficulties including risk management faced by the Ship-to- WIPP program. Once the program was better understood, the real negotiations concerning equity, safety, and risk to workers from handling Pu-238 waste could begin. This paper will also discuss the technical, regulatory, and public involvement aspects of disposal onsite that must be properly communicated if the program is to be successful. The Risk Based End State Vision Report for the Savannah River Site includes a variance that proposes on-site near surface disposal of waste from the program to produce Pu-238 heat sources for deep space probes. On-site disposal would greatly reduce the risk to workers by eliminating the need to repackage the waste in order to characterize it and ship it to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Significant cost savings can also be realized. A performance assessment was completed to demonstrate that on-site disposal of this waste can be done while meeting the Department of Energy and EPA performance objectives for disposal of TRU waste in a non-WIPP location such as the SRS. This analysis provides a means of demonstrating the technical basis for this alternative to management, stakeholders and regulators. The technical analysis is required to demonstrate that the performance objectives contained in 40 CFR 191, Environmental Protection Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes will be met over a 10,000 year period. This paper will describe the successful results of this technical, regulatory, and public involvement program, explore why and how the accomplishments occurred, and describe the future challenges along with the road map for the future. In doing this, the TRU Ship-to-WIPP program must be described to give the readers an understanding of the technical complexities that must be communicated successfully to achieve constructive stakeholder participation and regulatory approval. (authors)

Bert Crapse, H.M. [U. S. Department of Energy, Washington (United States); Sonny, W.T. [Goldston Washington Savannah River Company (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

The TE Wave Transmission Method for Electron Cloud Measurements at Cesr-TA  

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CLOUD MEASUREMENTS AT CESR-TA* S. De Santis # , J. Byrd,Wave measurements at the Cesr-TA ring at Cornell University.CBP-836 THE TE WAVE TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR

Desantis, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Energy spectrum of cosmic ray muons above 10 TeV according to BUST data  

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The energy spectrum of cosmic ray muons in the range of several TeV to ... obtained through the analysis of multiple interactions of muons (the pair meter technique) in the ... are compared with prior BUST data o...

A. G. Bogdanov; R. P. Kokoulin…

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

TeV scale left-right symmetry with spontaneous D-parity breaking  

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The different scenarios of spontaneous breaking of D parity have been studied in both the nonsupersymmetric and the supersymmetric version of the left-right symmetric models (LRSM). We explore the possibility of a TeV scale SU(2){sub R} breaking scale M{sub R} and hence TeV scale right-handed neutrinos from both minimization of the scalar potential as well as the coupling constant unification point of view. We show that, although minimization of the scalar potential allows the possibility of a TeV scale M{sub R} and tiny neutrino masses in LRSM with spontaneous D-parity breaking, the gauge coupling unification at a high scale {approx}10{sup 16} GeV does not favor a TeV scale symmetry breaking except in the supersymmetric left-right model with Higgs doublet and bidoublet. The phenomenology of neutrino mass is also discussed.

Borah, Debasish [Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai-400076 (India); Patra, Sudhanwa; Sarkar, Utpal [Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad-380009 (India)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molybdenum Nitride Films in the Back Contact Structure of Flexible Substrate CdTe Solar Cells.  

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??CdTe solar cells in the superstrate configuration have achieved record efficiencies of 16% but those in the substrate configuration have reached efficiencies of only 7.8%.… (more)

Guntur, Vasudha

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Optical properties of single ZnTe nanowires grown at low temperature  

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Optically active gold-catalyzed ZnTe nanowires have been grown by molecular beam epitaxy, on a ZnTe(111) buffer layer, at low temperature (350 °C) under Te rich conditions, and at ultra-low density (from 1 to 5 nanowires per ?m{sup 2}). The crystalline structure is zinc blende as identified by transmission electron microscopy. All nanowires are tapered and the majority of them are <111> oriented. Low temperature micro-photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence experiments have been performed on single nanowires. We observe a narrow emission line with a blue-shift of 2 or 3 meV with respect to the exciton energy in bulk ZnTe. This shift is attributed to the strain induced by a 5 nm-thick oxide layer covering the nanowires, and this assumption is supported by a quantitative estimation of the strain in the nanowires.

Artioli, A.; Stepanov, P.; Den Hertog, M.; Bougerol, C.; Genuist, Y.; Donatini, F.; André, R.; Nogues, G.; Tatarenko, S.; Ferrand, D.; Cibert, J. [Inst NEEL, Universiy of Grenoble Alpes, F-38042 Grenoble (France) [Inst NEEL, Universiy of Grenoble Alpes, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Inst NEEL, CNRS, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Rueda-Fonseca, P. [Inst NEEL, Universiy of Grenoble Alpes, F-38042 Grenoble (France) [Inst NEEL, Universiy of Grenoble Alpes, F-38042 Grenoble (France); Inst NEEL, CNRS, F-38042 Grenoble (France); INAC, CEA and Université de Grenoble, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France); Bellet-Amalric, E.; Kheng, K. [INAC, CEA and Université de Grenoble, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France)] [INAC, CEA and Université de Grenoble, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France)

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, TeV Energy Spectra of the Crab Nebula, Mrk 421 and  

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE TeV Energy Spectra of the Crab Nebula, Mrk 421 and the Cygnus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 i Cosmic Rays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ii The Search for the Origin with Milagro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 IVThe Milagro Energy Reconstruction Algorithm 73 I

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462

V-183: Cisco TelePresence TC and TE Bugs Let Remote Users Deny...  

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

Cisco TelePresence Profiles Series running Cisco TelePresence Quick Set Series Cisco IP Video Phone E20 ABSTRACT: Cisco TelePresence TC and TE Software contain two vulnerabilities...

463

Collimation and Radiative Deceleration of Jets in TeV AGNs  

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We consider some implications of the rapid X-ray and TeV variability observed in M87 and the TeV blazars. We outline a model for jet focusing and demonstrate that modest radiative cooling can lead to recollimation of a relativistic jet in a nozzle having a very small cross-sectional radius. Such a configuration can produce rapid variability at large distances from the central engine and may explain recent observations of the HST-1 knot in M87. Possible applications of this model to TeV blazars are discussed. We also discuss a scenario for the very rapid TeV flares observed with HESS and MAGIC in some blazars, that accommodates the relatively small Doppler factors inferred from radio observations.

Amir Levinson; Omer Bromberg

2007-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

464

p-CdTe/n-CdS photovoltaic cells in the substrate configuration.  

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??In this thesis, p-CdTe/n-CdS solar cells in the substrate configuration have been studied. The focus is on device fabrication, performance optimization, and the development of… (more)

Wu, Hsiang Ning (1984 - )

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Development of high efficieny CdTe thin-film solar cell.  

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??CdTe films were deposited by sputtering technique and were then carried out by CdCl2 treatment. The SEM micrographs show that the grain sizes of the… (more)

Huang, Yein-rein

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Stability Issues in Sputtered CdS/CdTe Solar Cells.  

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?? Magnetron sputtering is a well-established thin-film deposition technique which is particularly well-suited for sub-micron layers. We use this method to deposit ultra-thin CdS/CdTe layers… (more)

Paudel, Naba Raj

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Studies of sputtered CdTe and CdSe solar cells.  

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??CdTe has recently become the most commercially successful polycrystalline thin filmsolar module material. Its low cost, large-area solar module is reshaping the silicondominatedsolar panel market;… (more)

Kwon, Dohyoung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Development of CdTe thin film solar cells on flexible foil substrates.  

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??Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is a leading thin film photovoltaic (PV) material due to its near ideal band gap of 1.45 eV, its high optical absorption… (more)

Hodges, Deidra Ranel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

CdTe/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells Fabricated on Flexible Substrates.  

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??Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) is a leading thin film photovoltaic (PV) material due to its near ideal bandgap of 1.45 eV and its high optical absorption… (more)

Palekis, Vasilios

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Photoluminescence and Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Studies on CdTe Material.  

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??The direct-band-gap semiconductor CdTe is an important material for fabricating high efficiency, polycrystalline thin-film solar cells in a heterojunction configuration. The outstanding physical properties of… (more)

Liu, Xiangxin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Electron-reflector strategy for CdTe thin-film solar cells.  

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??The CdTe thin-film solar cell has a large absorption coefficient and high theoretical efficiency. Moreover, large-area photovoltaic panels can be economically fabricated. These features potentially… (more)

Hsiao, Kuo-Jui

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches to fabricating high-efficiency ultra-thin CdTe solar cells.  

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??This thesis is an investigation of the fabrication, characterization and performance of high-efficiency and ultra-thin CdTe solar cells with an aim of reducing the material… (more)

Xia, Wei (1981 - )

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Room temperature ferromagnetism in Co defused CdTe nanocrystalline thin films  

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Nanocrystalline Co defused CdTe thin films were prepared using electron beam evaporation technique by depositing CdTe/Co/CdTe stacked layers with different Co thickness onto glass substrate at 373 K followed by annealing at 573K for 2 hrs. Structural, morphological and magnetic properties of of all the Co defused CdTe thin films has been investigated. XRD pattern of all the films exhibited zinc blende structure with <111> preferential orientation without changing the crystal structure of the films. The grain size of the films increased from 31.5 nm to 48.1 nm with the increase of Co layer thickness from 25nm to 100nm. The morphological studies showed that uniform texture of the films and the presence of Co was confirmed by EDAX. Room temperature magnetization curves indicated an improved ferromagnetic behavior in the films with increase of the Co thickness.

Rao, N. Madhusudhana; Kaleemulla, S.; Begam, M. Rigana [Materials Physics Division, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore - 632 014 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

474

Shunt Passivation Process for CdTe Solar Cell - New Post Deposition Technique.  

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?? A cadmium sulfide / cadmium telluride (CdS/CdTe) solar cell consists of thedevice stack: Glass substrate / SnO2:F (TCO, transparent conductive oxide) / CdS (n-type… (more)

Tessema, Misle Mesfin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Effect of Cu doping on Hole Mobility in CdTe  

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High quality CdTe thin films grown by laser deposition technique and heavily doped with Cu have recently been reported to have resistivity and hole mobility comparable to those of bulk single crystals. To explain the experimental results we have calculated the effect of Cu on the band structure and phonon spectrum of CdTe using the density functional theory (DFT) and the linearized augmented plane wave (LAPW) method. We found that the introduction of a high density of Cu can lead to a reduction in the hole-LO phonon scattering. In addition, Cu doping can remove Cd vacancies in CdTe and thereby enhance the hole mobility in CdTe.

Ma Zhixun; Mao, Samuel S. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Liu Lei; Yu, Peter Y. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2010-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

476

Efficiency, Cost and Weight Trade-off in TE Power Generation System for Vehicle Exhaust Applications  

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

It contains a detailed co-optimization of the thermoelectric module with the heat sink and a study of the tradeoff between the material cost and efficiency for the TE module and the heat sink. An optimum design is found.

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The tin impurity in Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 alloys  

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Extends work on tin to p-type thermoelectric alloys of formula Bi(2-x)Sb(x)Te(3) doped with Sn. Both single crystals and polycrystals prepared using powder metallurgical techniques are studied and properties reported.

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TeC: end-user development of software systems for smart spaces  

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This paper presents TeC, a framework for end-user design, deployment, and evolution of applications for smart spaces. This work is motivated by the current gap between traditional software development approaches and end user desire to easily personalise and evolve their systems for smart spaces. TeC is precise enough to support the fully automated deployment of systems designed by end users, and it addresses important characteristics of ubiquitous computing, namely, the ability to describe dynamic adaptations and to relate system features to physical location and to the presence and identity of users. TeC is described by example, with four home automation systems concerning surveillance and energy management. The paper also discusses the implementation of the TeC middleware and preliminary evaluation concerning usability and engineering effort.

JoĂŁo P. Sousa; Daniel Keathley; Mong Le; Luan Pham; Daniel Ryan; Sneha Rohira; Samuel Tryon; Sheri Williamson

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined SIMS, AES and XPS Study of CdxHg1-xTe  

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The ternary compound CdxHg1_xTe is of great importance in infrared technology. The band gap of this material depends critically on the concentration x. Therefore, a detailed knowledge of the surface and bulk comp...

O. Ganschow; H. M. Nitz; L. Wiedmann…

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aqueous Synthesis of Zinc Blende CdTe/CdS Magic-Core/Thick-Shell...  

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CdTeCdS Magic-CoreThick-Shell Tetrahedral Shaped Nanocrystals with Emission Tunable to Near-Infrared Authors: Deng, Z., Schulz, O., Lin, S., Ding, B., Liu, X., Wei, X., Ros, R.,...

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First results on neutrinoless double beta decay of Te-130 with the calorimetric cuoricino experiment  

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Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay” arXiv:hep-on “Evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay”- arXiv:hep-Results on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 130 Te with the

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Surveying The TeV Sky With Milagro G. P. Walker for the Milagro Collaboration  

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Surveying The TeV Sky With Milagro G. P. Walker for the Milagro Collaboration Los Alamos National been reported by the Milagro collaboration [5]. In this analysis, the emission is resolved into regions

California at Santa Cruz, University of

483

Fission Product Data Measured at Los Alamos for Fission Spectrum and Thermal Neutrons on {sup 239}Pu, {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U  

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We describe measurements of fission product data at Los Alamos that are important for determining the number of fissions that have occurred when neutrons are incident on plutonium and uranium isotopes. The fission-spectrum measurements were made using a fission chamber designed by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the BIG TEN critical assembly, as part of the Inter-laboratory Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) Reaction Rate (ILRR) collaboration. The thermal measurements were made at Los Alamos' Omega West Reactor. A related set of measurements were made of fission-product ratios (so-called R-values) in neutron environments provided by a number of Los Alamos critical assemblies that range from having average energies causing fission of 400-600 keV (BIG TEN and the outer regions of the Flattop-25 assembly) to higher energies (1.4-1.9 MeV) in the Jezebel, and in the central regions of the Flattop-25 and Flattop-Pu, critical assemblies. From these data we determine ratios of fission product yields in different fuel and neutron environments (Q-values) and fission product yields in fission spectrum neutron environments for {sup 99}Mo, {sup 95}Zr, {sup 137}Cs, {sup 140}Ba, {sup 141,143}Ce, and {sup 147}Nd. Modest incident-energy dependence exists for the {sup 147}Nd fission product yield; this is discussed in the context of models for fission that include thermal and dynamical effects. The fission product data agree with measurements by Maeck and other authors using mass-spectrometry methods, and with the ILRR collaboration results that used gamma spectroscopy for quantifying fission products. We note that the measurements also contradict earlier 1950s historical Los Alamos estimates by {approx}5-7%, most likely owing to self-shielding corrections not made in the early thermal measurements. Our experimental results provide a confirmation of the England-Rider ENDF/B-VI evaluated fission-spectrum fission product yields that were carried over to the ENDF/B-VII.0 library, except for {sup 99}Mo where the present results are about 4%-relative higher for neutrons incident on {sup 239}Pu and {sup 235}U. Additionally, our results illustrate the importance of representing the incident energy dependence of fission product yields over the fast neutron energy range for high-accuracy work, for example the {sup 147}Nd from neutron reactions on plutonium. An upgrade to the ENDF library, for ENDF/B-VII.1, based on these and other data, is described in a companion paper to this work.

Selby, H.D., E-mail: hds@lanl.go [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Mac Innes, M.R.; Barr, D.W.; Keksis, A.L.; Meade, R.A.; Burns, C.J.; Chadwick, M.B.; Wallstrom, T.C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution Behavior of U(VI), Pu(IV), Am(III), and Zr(IV) with N,N-Dihexyl Octanamide Under Uranium-Loading Conditions  

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While the tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP)-based PUREX process has been the workhorse of the nuclear fuel reprocessing industry for the last four and a half decades, a few drawbacks associated with the use of TBP have caused concern to the separation scientists and technologists. These shortcomings may pose a serious challenge particularly during the reprocessing of (a) short cooled thermal reactor fuels, (b) fast reactor fuels with the larger Pu content and significantly higher burn up, and (c) while treating various waste streams for their disposal to the environment. The N,N-dialkyl aliphatic amides have received particular attention as alternate potential extractants for the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels in view of (a) the innocuous nature of their degradation products, namely, carboxylic acids/amines and (b) the possibility to incinerate the used solvent leading to reduced volume of secondary waste. The physical and chemical properties of these amides are influenced strongly by the nature of alkyl groups. The extractant N,N-dihexyl octanamide (DHOA) was found to be a promising candidate among a large number of extractants studied. Laboratory batch studies as well as mixer settler studies were performed under process conditions with DHOA and compared with those of TBP. DHOA was found to extract Pu(IV) more efficiently than TBP, both at trace-level concentration as well as under uranium loading conditions. In addition, the extraction behavior of Am(III) and Zr(IV) was studied at varying nitric acid concentrations (1 to 6 M). Extraction behavior of uranium at macroconcentrations (9.9 to 157.7 g/l) was carried out at different temperatures, and it was observed that D{sub U} decreased with the increase in U loading as well as with the increase of temperature (in the range 25 to 45 deg. C) and that the two-phase reaction was exothermic in nature. Mixer settler studies on U(VI) revealed that DHOA is similar to TBP during the extraction cycle but better than TBP during the stripping cycle.

Manchanda, V.K.; Ruikar, P.B.; Sriram, S.; Nagar, M.S.; Pathak, P.N.; Gupta, K.K.; Singh, R.K.; Chitnis, R.R.; Dhami, P.S.; Ramanujam, A. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (India)

2001-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis, characterization and performance of Cd1xInxTe compound for solar cell applications  

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), Tebbin, P.O. Box 87 Helwan, Cairo 11412, Egypt b Department of Physics, University of Central Florida­vis­NIR spectrophotometer and band gap energy of 1.37 eV for Cd0.6In0.4Te was obtained. The best photovoltaic conversion efficiency of 1.89% was obtained for the Cd0.6In0.4Te sample with a short circuit current density (Jsc) of 15

Chow, Lee

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Simultaneous TE{sub 1} and TE{sub 2} mode lasing yielding dual-wavelength oscillation in a semiconductor laser with a tunnel junction  

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Dual-frequency oscillation is obtained and investigated in a new type of injection heterolaser, an interband two-stage cascade laser with a tunneling p-n junction separating two active regions with quantum wells located in a common waveguide. The laser design provides for simultaneous oscillation at the first-order TE mode of wavelength {lambda} = 1.086 {mu}m and the second-order TE mode of wavelength {lambda} = 0.96 {mu}m in the continuous-wave regime at room temperature.

Aleshkin, V. Ya., E-mail: aleshkin@ipm.sci.nnov.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russian Federation); Babushkina, T. S.; Birykov, A. A. [Nizhni Novgorod State University, Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation); Dubinov, A. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russian Federation); Zvonkov, B. N.; Kolesnikov, M. N.; Nekorkin, S. M. [Nizhni Novgorod State University, Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CATHODOLUMINESCENCE STUDIES OF THE 1.4 eV BANDS IN CdTe (*) C. B. NORRIS and C. E. BARNES  

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219 CATHODOLUMINESCENCE STUDIES OF THE 1.4 eV BANDS IN CdTe (*) C. B. NORRIS and C. E. BARNESV luminescence bands in nominally undoped, nominally stoichiometric CdTe and in donor-compensated, Te-rich CdTe.4 eV transitions in CdTe arose from the fact that this transition is of a more complex nature than

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

488

Optical Stark Effect and Dressed Exciton States in a Mn-Doped CdTe Quantum Dot C. Le Gall,1  

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Optical Stark Effect and Dressed Exciton States in a Mn-Doped CdTe Quantum Dot C. Le Gall,1 A spin in a CdTe QD, like the strain- induced magnetic anisotropy or hyperfine coupling to the nuclei in this study is grown on a ZnTe substrate and contains CdTe QDs. A 6.5 monolayer thick CdTe layer is deposited

Boyer, Edmond

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DISCOVERY OF A NEW TeV GAMMA-RAY SOURCE: VER J0521+211  

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We report the detection of a new TeV gamma-ray source, VER J0521+211, based on observations made with the VERITAS imaging atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope Array. These observations were motivated by the discovery of a cluster of >30 GeV photons in the first year of Fermi Large Area Telescope observations. VER J0521+211 is relatively bright at TeV energies, with a mean photon flux of (1.93 ± 0.13{sub stat} ± 0.78{sub sys}) × 10{sup –11} cm{sup –2} s{sup –1} above 0.2 TeV during the period of the VERITAS observations. The source is strongly variable on a daily timescale across all wavebands, from optical to TeV, with a peak flux corresponding to ?0.3 times the steady Crab Nebula flux at TeV energies. Follow-up observations in the optical and X-ray bands classify the newly discovered TeV source as a BL Lac-type blazar with uncertain redshift, although recent measurements suggest z = 0.108. VER J0521+211 exhibits all the defining properties of blazars in radio, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths.

Archambault, S. [Physics Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada); Arlen, T.; Aune, T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Behera, B.; Federici, S. [DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen (Germany); Beilicke, M.; Buckley, J. H.; Bugaev, V. [Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States); Benbow, W. [Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Amado, AZ 85645 (United States); Bird, R. [School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland); Bouvier, A. [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics and Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Byrum, K. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Cesarini, A.; Connolly, M. P. [School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway (Ireland); Ciupik, L. [Astronomy Department, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 (United States); Cui, W.; Feng, Q.; Finley, J. P. [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Errando, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY 10027 (United States); Falcone, A., E-mail: fortin@veritas.sao.arizona.edu, E-mail: errando@astro.columbia.edu, E-mail: jholder@physics.udel.edu, E-mail: sfegan@llr.in2p3.fr [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Collaboration: VERITAS Collaboration; and others

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Studies of Unidentified Galactic TeV Gamma-ray Sources  

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Many of the recently discovered Galactic TeV sources remain unidentified to date. A large fraction of the sources is possibly associated with relic pulsar wind nebula (PWN) systems. One key question here is the maximum energy (beyond TeV) attained in the compact PWNe. Hard X-ray emission can trace those particles, but current non-focussing X-ray instruments above 10 keV have difficulties to deconvolve the hard pulsar spectrum from its surrounding nebula.Some of the new TeV sources are also expected to originate from middle-aged and possibly even from old supernova remnants (SNR). But no compelling case for such an identification has been found yet. In established young TeV-emitting SNRs, X-ray imaging above 10 keV could help to disentangle the leptonic from the hadronic emission component in the TeV shells, if secondary electrons produced in hadronic collisions can be effectively detected. As SNRs get older, the high energy electron component is expected to fade away. This may allow to verify the picture through X-ray spectral evolution of the source population.Starting from the lessons we have learned so far from X-ray follow-up observations of unidentified TeV sources, prospects for Simbol-X to resolve open questions in this field will be discussed.

Puehlhofer, Gerd [Institut fuer Astronomie und Astrophysik, Sand 1, 72076 Tuebingen (Germany)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

491

Abundance determinations in HII regions: model fitting versus Te-method  

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The discrepancy between the oxygen abundances in high-metallicity HII regions determined through the Te-method (and/or through the corresponding "strong lines - oxygen abundance" calibration) and that determined through the model fitting (and/or through the corresponding "strong lines - oxygen abundance" calibration) is discussed. It is suggested to use the interstellar oxygen abundance in the solar vicinity, derived with very high precision from the high-resolution observations of the weak interstellar absorption lines towards the stars, as a "Rosetta stone" to verify the validity of the oxygen abundances derived in HII regions with the Te-method at high abundances. The agreement between the value of the oxygen abundance at the solar galactocentric distance traced by the abundances derived in HII regions through the Te-method and that derived from the interstellar absorption lines towards the stars is strong evidence in favor of that i) the two-zone model for Te seems to be a realistic interpretation of the temperature structure within HII regions, and ii) the classic Te-method provides accurate oxygen abundances in HII regions. It has been concluded that the "strong lines - oxygen abundance" calibrations must be based on the HII regions with the oxygen abundances derived with the Te-method but not on the existing grids of the models for HII regions.

L. S. Pilyugin

2002-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced thermoelectric performance in Cd doped CuInTe{sub 2} compounds  

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CuIn{sub 1?x}Cd{sub x}Te{sub 2} materials (x?=?0, 0.02, 0.05, and 0.1) are prepared using melting-annealing method and the highly densified bulk samp