Powered by Deep Web Technologies
Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


1

Optical Airborne Particle Counter Operation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

For most cleanroom airborne particle measurements, an optical single particle ... or surrogates of the product or of the cleanroom environment. The last procedure is used to...

Alvin Lieberman

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

2

Condensation Particle Counter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Model 3007 Condensation Particle Counter Operation and Service Manual 1930035, Revision C August 2002 P a r t i c l e I n s t r u m e n t s #12;#12;Model 3007 Condensation Particle Counter Operation............................................................................V 1. UNPACKING AND PARTS IDENTIFICATION..................................1 Unpacking the Condensation

Weber, Rodney

3

Detection of internally mixed Asian dust with air pollution aerosols using a polarization optical particle counter and a polarization-sensitive two-wavelength lidar  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract East Asia is a unique region where mineral dust (Asian dust) sources are located near urban and industrial areas. Asian dust is often mixed with air pollution aerosols during transportation. It is important to understand the mixing states of Asian dust and other aerosols, because the effects on the environment and human health differ depending on the mixing state. We studied the mixing states of Asian dust using a polarization particle counter (POPC) that measures the forward scattering and the two polarization components of backscattering for single particles and a polarization-sensitive (532 nm) two-wavelength (1064 nm and 532 nm) lidar. We conducted the simultaneous observations using the POPC and the lidar in Seoul from March to December 2013 and captured the characteristics of pure Asian dust and internally mixed polluted Asian dust. POPC measurements indicated that the density of large particles was lower in polluted Asian dust that transported slowly over the polluted areas than in pure Asian dust that transported quickly from the dust source region. Moreover, the backscattering depolarization ratio was smaller for all particle sizes in polluted dust. The optical characteristics measured using the lidar were consistent with the POPC measurements. The backscattering color ratio of polluted dust was comparable to that of pure dust, but the depolarization ratio was lower for polluted dust. In addition, coarse non-spherical particles (Asian dust) almost always existed in the background, and the depolarization ratio had seasonal variation with a lower depolarization ratio in the summer. These results suggest background Asian dust particles are internally mixed in the summer.

Nobuo Sugimoto; Tomoaki Nishizawa; Atsushi Shimizu; Ichiro Matsui; Hiroshi Kobayashi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

Scintillator fiber optic long counter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flat response position sensitive neutron detector capable of providing neutron spectroscopic data utilizing scintillator fiber optic filaments embedded in a neutron moderating housing having an open end through which neutrons enter to be detected.

McCollum, Tom (Sterling, VA); Spector, Garry B. (Fairfax, VA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

5

of the filter were measured using condensation particle counters (TSI Inc. model 3022A). Submicrometer particles entering the counters are  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Standard for High Efficiency Air Filters (HEPA and ULPA), Beuth Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany 1995. [11] Tof the filter were measured using condensation particle counters (TSI Inc. model 3022A). Submicrometer particles entering the counters are grown into micrometer sized droplets by condensation

Gruner, George

6

High Resolution Particle Beam Monitoring and Ionization Counters with the Help of Single Carbon Nanotubes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

After a short review of modern beam monitors, ionization and proportional counters and discussion on the necessity to have thinner wires, we propose and consider construction and parameters of nanotube particle beam monitors and counters

K. A. Ispirian; R. K. Ispiryan; A. T. Margarian

2009-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

7

Optical Pipeline for Transport of Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We developed an optical pipeline for laser-guiding particles in air using vortex beams. Transport of agglomerates of nanoparticles forward and backward between two optical traps...

Shvedov, Vladlen G; Rode, Andrei V; Izdebskaya, Yana V; Desyatnikov, Anton S; Krolikowski, Wieslaw Z; Kivshar, Yuri S

8

Optical Particle Counter Operating Procedures, Calibration and Correlation Methods  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Data from any OPC are derived on the basis of a number of OPC design and operating parameters. Most operators assume that the data produced are valid for any material and under any circumstances. However, it must...

Alvin Lieberman

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

9

The Particle Beam Optics Interactive Computer Laboratory  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Particle Beam Optics Interactive Computer Laboratory (PBO Lab) is an educational software concept to aid students and professionals in learning about charged particle beams and particle beam optical systems. The PBO Lab is being developed as a cross-platform application and includes four key elements. The first is a graphic user interface shell that provides for a highly interactive learning session. The second is a knowledge database containing information on electric and magnetic optics transport elements. The knowledge database provides interactive tutorials on the fundamental physics of charged particle optics and on the technology used in particle optics hardware. The third element is a graphical construction kit that provides tools for students to interactively and visually construct optical beamlines. The final element is a set of charged particle optics computational engines that compute trajectories, transport beam envelopes, fit parameters to optical constraints and carry out similar calculations for the student designed beamlines. The primary computational engine is provided by the third-order TRANSPORT code. Augmenting TRANSPORT is the multiple ray tracing program TURTLE and a first-order matrix program that includes a space charge model and support for calculating single particle trajectories in the presence of the beam space charge. This paper describes progress on the development of the PBO Lab.

Gillespie, George H.; Hill, Barrey W.; Brown, Nathan A.; Babcock, R. Chris; Martono, Hendy; Carey, David C. [G. H. Gillespie Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 2961, Del Mar, California 92014, United States of America (United States); G. H. Gillespie Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 2961, Del Mar, California 92014, United States of America (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

10

The Particle Beam Optics Interactive Computer Laboratory  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Particle Beam Optics Interactive Computer Laboratory (PBO Lab) is an educational software concept to aid students and professionals in learning about charged particle beams and particle beam optical systems. The PBO Lab is being developed as a cross-platform application and includes four key elements. The first is a graphic user interface shell that provides for a highly interactive learning session. The second is a knowledge database containing information on electric and magnetic optics transport elements. The knowledge database provides interactive tutorials on the fundamental physics of charged particle optics and on the technology used in particle optics hardware. The third element is a graphical construction kit that provides tools for students to interactively and visually construct optical beamlines. The final element is a set of charged particle optics computational engines that compute trajectories, transport beam envelopes, fit parameters to optical constraints and carry out similar calculations for the student designed beamlines. The primary computational engine is provided by the third-order TRANSPORT code. Augmenting TRANSPORT is the multiple ray tracing program TURTLE and a first-order matrix program that includes a space charge model and support for calculating single particle trajectories in the presence of the beam space charge. This paper describes progress on the development of the PBO Lab. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Gillespie, G.H.; Hill, B.W.; Brown, N.A.; Babcock, R.C.; Martono, H. [G. H. Gillespie Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 2961, Del Mar, California 92014 (United States of America); Carey, D.C. [G. H. Gillespie Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 2961, Del Mar, California 92014 (United States of America)]|[Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

11

Particle-optical self-trapping  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The formation of a self-guided beam pattern via optical trapping in a suspension of Rayleigh scatterers is studied. An analytic self-guided solution is presented that is valid for low intensities. A numerical solution of the coupled diffusion and optical-wave equations is presented, which shows an evolution toward a steady state that is independent of the initial optical beam shape. At higher intensities, the numerical solution shows the influence of higher-order nonlinearities, which lead to instability. We define a critical optical intensity, in terms of the particle size, refractive index contrast, and thermal energy, that characterizes the onset of higher-order effects. Instability is found that is consistent with past parametric studies of solitons.

Gordon, R.; Blakely, J. T.; Sinton, D. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8P 5C2 (Canada); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 2Y2 (Canada)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

12

The characterization of particle clouds using optical imaging techniques  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical imaging techniques can be used to provide a better understanding of the physical properties of particle clouds. The purpose of this thesis is to design, perform and evaluate a set of experiments using optical imaging ...

Bruce, Elizabeth J. (Elizabeth Jane), 1972-

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

13

A study of an improved aperture for an electronic particle counter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

under the copper wire. i ot, rminations were made by f. lling the graduated & o i smn and slowly drai ning thc column until the sma' 1 copper wir, . c auld just o& seen This proces. was repeated several Ci mes. The flu Ld level in the graduated... expression. Ponder, in 1935, was the f irsc to ma)e a comprehensive study of- an optical method for blood cell counting and 5 sizing. Hi. s measurements were made with a standard spec- tophotometer incorpor atirg a creen filter with max. 'mum...

Douglas, John Hardwick

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

14

Optically active biological particle distinguishing apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The disclosure is directed to organic particle sorting and identification. High frequency pulses of circularly polarized light, alternating between left and right, intersect a fast moving stream of organic particles. Circular intensity differential scattering and linear intensity differential scattering are monitored to uniquely identify a variety of organic particles.

Salzman, Gary C. (Los Alamos, NM); Kupperman, Robert H. (Washington, DC)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

15

Detection of Minimum-Ionizing Particles and Nuclear Counter Effect with Pure BGO and BSO Crystals with Photodiode Read-out  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Long BGO (Bismuth Germanate) and BSO (Bismuth Silicate) crystals coupled with silicon photodiodes have been used to detect minimum-ionizing particles(MIP). With a low noise amplifier customized for this purpose, the crystals can detect MIPs with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The NCE(Nuclear Counter Effect} is also clearly observed and measured. Effect of full and partial wrapping of a reflector around the crystal on light collection is also studied.

K. Ueno; S. K. Sahu; K. C. Peng; W. S. Hou; C. H. Wang

1997-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

16

Circulating Optical Particle Trapping through the Integration of Fiber Optics and Microfluidics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A dual-fiber optic trap is integrated with microfluidics, and stable circulatory particle trapping is observed. The unique circulating and flow-dependant nature of the trap enables...

Blakely, J Thomas; Gordon, Reuven; Sinton, David

17

Alpha-particle optical potential proofs at astrophysically relevant energies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

$(\\alpha,\\gamma)$ and $(\\alpha$,n) reaction cross sections recently measured close to the reaction thresholds are rather well described by a previously developed regional optical potential. Thus, particular features of the $\\alpha$-particle optical potential at energies below the Coulomb barrier, besides parameters describing $\\alpha$-particle elastic scattering at higher energies are confirmed. Additional limitations of similar statistical model calculations for minor reaction channels are shown to be most likely due to an overlooked process or critical values of statistical model parameters around closed nuclear shells.

M. Avrigeanu; V. Avrigeanu

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

18

Quantum Optics, Diffraction Theory, and Elementary Particle Physics  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Physical optics has expanded greatly in recent years. Though it remains part of the ancestry of elementary particle physics, there are once again lessons to be learned from it. I shall discuss several of these, including some that have emerged at CERN and Brookhaven.

None

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

19

The Assembly of the Belle II TOP Counter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A new type of ring-imaging Cherenkov counter, called TOP counter, has been developed for particle identification at the Belle II experiment to run at the SuperKEKB accelerator in KEK, Japan. The detector consists of 16 identical modules arranged azimuthally around the beam line. The assembly procedure for a TOP module is described. This procedure includes acceptance testing of the quartz mirror, prism, and quartz bar radiators. The acceptance tests include a chip search and measurements of bulk transmittance and total internal reflectance. The process for aligning and gluing the optical components together is described.

Wang, Boqun

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

20

The Assembly of the Belle II TOP Counter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A new type of ring-imaging Cherenkov counter, called TOP counter, has been developed for particle identification at the Belle II experiment to run at the SuperKEKB accelerator in KEK, Japan. The detector consists of 16 identical modules arranged azimuthally around the beam line. The assembly procedure for a TOP module is described. This procedure includes acceptance testing of the quartz mirror, prism, and quartz bar radiators. The acceptance tests include a chip search and measurements of bulk transmittance and total internal reflectance. The process for aligning and gluing the optical components together is described.

Boqun Wang; for the Belle II PID Group

2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


21

COUNTERING TERRORISM  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

COUNTERING TERRORISM ... In "Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis," the scholars propose a fourtiered homeland security program that would secure U.S. borders, prevent terrorist attacks, protect key domestic sites, and manage the consequences of an attack if the other measures fail. ... But plant products could also be stolen and used by terrorists to attack other targets. ...

LOIS EMBER

2002-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

22

Performance evaluation of PM?? and high-volume air samplers using a Coulter Counter Particle Size Analyzer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by the HiVol/Coulter process. The HiVol/Coulter process includes the determination of the percent of particles less than 10 um (AED) on a total suspended particulate matter filter. Representative particle size distributions were obtained for cotton dust... with an aerodynamic equivalent diameter (AED) larger than 10 micrometers (um) were seldom found in the air spaces of the lungs, Particles larger than 10 um (AED) do not pass the filtering mechanisms of the respiratory tract and are of less concern (AMA, 1963...

Herber, Douglas John

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

23

Optical closure in a complex coastal environment: particle Grace Chang,1,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical closure in a complex coastal environment: particle effects Grace Chang,1, * Andrew Barnard October 2007 An optical dataset was collected on a mooring in the Santa Barbara Channel. Radiative optical properties and the slope of the particle size distribution ( ) were strongly related

Chang, Grace C.

24

Optical guiding of absorbing nanoclusters in air  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical guiding of absorbing nanoclusters in air Vladlen G. Shvedov1-3, Anton S. Desyatnikov1124@rsphysse.anu.edu.au Abstract: We suggest a novel approach in all-optical trapping employing number of particles in a dual beam optical trap created by two counter-propagating and co

25

Development of an experimental system for optical characterization of large arbitrarily shaped particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A methodology is presented in order to optically characterize large absorbing irregularly shaped particles. Two experimental systems were developed and implemented: a particle nephelometer which measures angular scattering from a single electrodynamically levitated particle at ?=514.5 nm and an integrating sphere spectrometer which measures the spectral hemispherical reflectance of particulates in the wavelength range from 450 to 1959 nm. The particulates examined were spherical carbon particles and different oil shale particles. Measurements of phase function and cross polarization on individual particles indicate an increase in back scatter with increasing particle albedo. Criteria for particle discrimination are discussed.

Ch. Sasse

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

26

Parameterization of shortwave ice cloud optical properties for various particle habits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

: Remote sensing; KEYWORDS: clouds, optical properties, radiative transfer, ice particles 1. IntroductionParameterization of shortwave ice cloud optical properties for various particle habits Jeffrey R 2001; accepted 1 December 2001; published 12 July 2002. [1] The relative importance of ice clouds

Baum, Bryan A.

27

Remote Sensing of Cirrus Cloud Particle Size and Optical Depth Using Polarimetric Sensor Measurements  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents a conceptual approach toward the remote sensing of cirrus cloud particle size and optical depth using the degree of polarization and polarized reflectance associated with the first three Stokes parameters, I, Q, and U, for the ...

S. C. Ou; K. N. Liou; Y. Takano; R. L. Slonaker

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

28

{alpha}-particle optical potentials for nuclear astrophysics (NA) and nuclear technology (NT)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The high precision of recent measurements for low-energy {alpha}-particle elastic-scattering as well as induced-reaction data makes possible the understanding of actual limits and possible improvement of the global optical model potentials parameters. Involvement of recent optical potentials for reliable description of both the elastic scattering and emission of {alpha}-particles, of equal interest for nuclear astrophysics (NA) and nuclear technology (NT) for fusion devices, is discussed in the present work.

Avrigeanu, V.; Avrigeanu, M. [Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, POBox MG-6, 077125 Magurele, Ilfov (Romania)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

29

Optical Pipeline: Trapping and Guiding of Airborne Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The use of light for controlling objects led to the development of optical tweezers. Now, the applications have expanded into the creation of three-dimensional structures and the...

Shvedov, Vladlen G; Rode, Andrei V; Izdebskaya, Yana; Desyatnikov, Anton S; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Kivshar, Yuri S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

30

Optical trapping and rotation of airborne absorbing particles with a single focused laser beam  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We measure the periodic circular motion of single absorbing aerosol particles that are optically trapped with a single focused Gaussian beam and rotate around the laser propagation direction. The scattered light from the trapped particle is observed to be directional and change periodically at 0.4–20?kHz. The instantaneous positions of the moving particle within a rotation period are measured by a high-speed imaging technique using a charge coupled device camera and a repetitively pulsed light-emitting diode illumination. The centripetal acceleration of the trapped particle as high as ?20 times the gravitational acceleration is observed and is attributed to the photophoretic forces.

Lin, Jinda; Li, Yong-qing, E-mail: liy@ecu.edu [Department of Physics, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353 (United States)] [Department of Physics, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353 (United States)

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

31

Laser-optic Measurements of Velocity of Particles in the Powder Stream at Coaxial Laser Cladding  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The problems of particle velocity and temperature measurement can be solved with commonly-known methods of registration based on spectrometry and a complex of laser and optical means. The diagnostic technique combines two independent methods of particle velocity measurement, namely the passive way which is based on the intrinsic radiation of the heated particles in a gas flow, and the active one which utilizes the effect of the laser beam scattering. It is demonstrated that the laser radiation can affect significantly the particles velocity at the laser cladding. Presented bar charts of statistical distributions of the particles velocities illustrate two modes of the coaxial nozzle performance, with and without ??2-laser radiation. Different types of powders (Al2O3, Mo, Ni, Al) were used in tests, the particle size distributions were typical for the laser cladding; air, nitrogen, argon were used as working gases, continuous radiation of the ??2 laser reached 3 kW. It is shown that in the laser-radiation field, the powder particles undergo extra acceleration due to the laser evaporation and reactive force occurrence resulting from the recoil pressure vapors from the beamed part of particles’ surfaces. The observed effect of particles acceleration depends on the particles concentration in the powder flow. Due to the laser acceleration, the velocities of individual particles may reach the values of about 80 – 100 m/s. The trichromatic pyrometry method was utilized to measure the particles temperature in the powder flow.

D.V. Sergachev; A.A. Mikhal’chenko; O.B. Kovalev; V.I. Kuz’min; G.N. Grachev; P.A. Pinaev

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

32

One- and two-particle effects in the electronic and optical spectra of barium fluoride  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

One- and two-particle effects in the electronic and optical spectra of the fluoride compound BaF2 are determined using density functional theory and a many-body perturbation scheme. A wide energy range has been considered, including the visible and all the ultraviolet region. The GW approximation for the electronic self-energy has been used to tackle the one-particle excitations problem, enabling us to determine the electronic energy bands and densities of states of this fluoride. For the optical properties, the two-particle effects calculated with the Bethe–Salpeter scheme turn out to play a fundamental role. A bound exciton positioned at about 1.5 eV below the one-particle gap is forecasted. The optical absorption and the electron energy loss spectra together with other optical functions are in good agreement with the experimental results up to 15 eV. In fact, for this part of the spectrum a self-consistent one-particle scheme along with the Bethe–Salpeter approach produces notable results. Less satisfactory results for the higher energy region in the spectra have been produced with the proposed method. Possible causes of these discrepancies are fully discussed.

Emiliano Cadelano; Jürgen Furthmüller; Giancarlo Cappellini; Friedhelm Bechstedt

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

33

Pyrochemical multiplicity counter development  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Impure plutonium-bearing materials from pyrochemical processes often display both significant self-multiplication and variable ({alpha},n) reaction rates. Standard neutron coincidence counting techniques usually fail to accurately measure these materials. Neutron multiplicity counters measure the third moment of the neutron multiplicity distribution and thus make it possible to deduce the fertile plutonium mass of a sample even when both the self-multiplication and the ({alpha},n) reaction rate are unknown. A multiplicity counter suitable for measuring pyrochemical materials has been designed and built. This paper describes the results of characterization studies for the new counter. The counter consists of 126 helium-3 tubes arranged in 4 concentric rings in a polyethylene moderator; the average spacing between the tubes is 1.59 cm. The end plugs for the counter are made of graphite, and the 24.1- by 37.5-cm sample cavity is cadmium lined. The counter consists of two distinct halves from which the neutron counts are summed. The counter is capable of operation in either a freestanding mode with the two halves coupled together by an external cabinet or in a glove-box mode with the two halves placed around a glovebox well and then mated. For a {sup 252}Cf source centered in the sample cavity, the measured efficiency of the new multiplicity counter is 57.7% and its die-away time is 47.2{mu}s. 8 refs., 9 figs.

Langner, D.G.; Dytlewski, N.; Krick, M.S.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

34

Apparatus for preventing particle deposition from process streams on optical access windows  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrostatic precipitator is disposed inside and around the periphery of the window of a viewing port communicating with a housing through which a particle-laden gas stream is being passed. The precipitator includes a pair of electrodes around the periphery of the window, spaced apart and connected to a unidirectional voltage source. Application of high voltage from the source to the electrodes causes air molecules in the gas stream to become ionized, attaching to solid particles and causing them to be deposited on a collector electrode. This prevents the particles from being deposited on the window and keeps the window clean for viewing and making optical measurements.

Logan, Ronald G. (Fredericksburg, VA); Grimm, Ulrich (Morgantown, WV)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

35

Optical determination of incipient soot particle concentrations in ethene laminar diffusion flames.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Recent studies in premixed flames have shown the existence of ''transparent particles.'' These particles, 2 nm in size and in high number densities are considered to be a phase transitional between the gas phase PAH species and particulate soot. In the present study, various optical diagnostics were evaluated for measuring the concentration of these particles in situ, Through such evaluations, a technique using extinction at two wavelengths was found to be ideal. While employing such a technique, the volume fractions of these particles in an ethene laminar diffusion flame were measured. Low in the flame, these particles were found to be concentrated in the fuel rich core, while at higher locations, they could be found with appreciable volume fractions even in the soot laden regions. Having given due consideration for the errors due to uncertainties in the optical constants, we report the existence of these particles in an ethene flame with volume fractions comparable to those of soot. Also, similar measurements performed in a low sooting ethene/methanol flame show the concentration of these particles to be of the same order of magnitude as in a pure ethene flame.

Gupta, S. B.; Santoro, R. J.

1999-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

36

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Building the Nanoplasmonics Toolbox Through Shape Modeling and Single Particle Optical  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Building the Nanoplasmonics Toolbox Through Shape Modeling and Single 2012 #12;2 © Copyright by Emilie Ringe 2012 All Rights Reserved #12;3 ABSTRACT Building the Nanoplasmonics Toolbox Through Shape Modeling and Single Particle Optical Studies Emilie Ringe Interest

Shull, Kenneth R.

37

Modeling of the optical properties of nonspherical particles in the atmosphere  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Richard Orville August 2007 Major Subject: Atmospheric Sciences iii ABSTRACT Modeling of the Optical Properties of Nonspherical Particles in the Atmosphere. (August 2007) Guang Chen, B.S., Jilin University; M.S., University of Southern... [49]. However, the PSTD method applies a centered grid scheme that specifies all field components at the centers of the grid cells, as shown in Fig. A.2b. Because of this advantage, the PSTD algorithm is significantly simplified, particularly...

Chen, Guang

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

38

Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism  

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

Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Name: Stephen Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Can you please explain to me the counter-current multiplier mechanism. I understand that cholride and sodium ions are filtered out of the ascending loop of Henle into the interstial fluid, however, I'm not sure exactly what happens from there and how this effects osmotic pressure gradients in the nephron. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Replies: This mechanism is very complex when it comes to writing a response. You have to have a strong background in osmotic pressure understanding and the anatomy of the kidney. It involves the cortex, outer and inner medula in relationship to the vasa recta, interstitial fluids at two points, the loop of Henle and the collecting duct. The size of the tubes and the position in relations to the cortex and medulla is an essential part. I can suggest some references.

39

Compressor surge counter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A surge counter for a rotating compressor is provided which detects surging by monitoring the vibration signal from an accelerometer mounted on the shaft bearing of the compressor. The circuit detects a rapid increase in the amplitude envelope of the vibration signal, e.g., 4 dB or greater in less than one second, which is associated with a surge onset and increments a counter. The circuit is rendered non-responsive for a period of about 5 seconds following the detection which corresponds to the duration of the surge condition. This prevents multiple registration of counts during the surge period due to rapid swings in vibration amplitude during the period.

Castleberry, Kimberly N. (Harriman, TN)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

Laboratory Eleven Simplified Counter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-to-low transition. The decade (BCD) count sequence is illustrated on Page 3 of the Data Sheets. However, you VHDL code for this module as an asynchronous sequential circuit. The detailed specifications are given for the counter outputs to test the performance of your circuit. iv. Revise your VHDL code to use a push button

Grantner, Janos L.

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


41

Free-Space optical interconnects for cable-less readout in particle physics detectors  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Particle physics detectors utilize readout data links requiring a complicated network of copper wires or optical fibers. These links are both massive and costly. Upgrades to such detectors may require additional bandwidth to be provisioned with limited space available to route new cables or fibers. In contrast, free-space optical interconnects will offer cable-less readout, thereby resulting in significant reductions of material and labor. A collaborative effort between Fermilab and Vega Wave Systems is pursuing the development of a unique free-space optical link design that utilizes the transparency of silicon at wavelengths including 1310 nm and multiple wavelengths used in standard telecommunications applications such as coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM). The first step in the pursuit of that design is a proof that the concept may be viable. To that end, experiments have been performed to characterize the bit error rate performance of a prototype link over a free-space optical path and through doped silicon at multi-gigabit rates. These experiments have demonstrated that operation within acceptable bit error rates is possible using single and multiple wavelength transmission arrangements.

Chramowicz, John; Kwan, Simon; /Fermilab; Moretti, Tony; Sugg, Alan; Prosser, Alan; /Fermilab

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

Acne treatments (over-the-counter) Acupuncture  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-the- counter) Corneal keratotomy Cough drops & sore throat lozenges (over-the-counter) Cough syrup (over & flu prevention Over-the-counter cough drops & sore throat lozenges Over-the-counter cough syrup Over

Bordenstein, Seth

43

COUNTERING MICROBIAL THREATS  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

COUNTERING MICROBIAL THREATS ... The highly contagious disease dubbed severe acute respiratory syndrome, first seen in Asia but now diagnosed in several other countries, underscores the report's key point: More must be done to improve the public health and medical communities' ability to prevent, detect, and control emerging and resurging health threats posed by wily microbes. ... Because we all live on the same global microbial real estate, "one nation's problem soon can become every nation's problem," warns Margaret A. Hamburg, cochair of the panel that produced the report, "Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection & Response." ...

LOIS EMBER

2003-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

44

Low latency counter event indication  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A hybrid counter array device for counting events with interrupt indication includes a first counter portion comprising N counter devices, each for counting signals representing event occurrences and providing a first count value representing lower order bits. An overflow bit device associated with each respective counter device is additionally set in response to an overflow condition. The hybrid counter array includes a second counter portion comprising a memory array device having N addressable memory locations in correspondence with the N counter devices, each addressable memory location for storing a second count value representing higher order bits. An operatively coupled control device monitors each associated overflow bit device and initiates incrementing a second count value stored at a corresponding memory location in response to a respective overflow bit being set. The incremented second count value is compared to an interrupt threshold value stored in a threshold register, and, when the second counter value is equal to the interrupt threshold value, a corresponding "interrupt arm" bit is set to enable a fast interrupt indication. On a subsequent roll-over of the lower bits of that counter, the interrupt will be fired.

Gara, Alan G. (Mount Kisco, NY); Salapura, Valentina (Chappaqua, NY)

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

45

Space and power efficient hybrid counters array  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A hybrid counter array device for counting events. The hybrid counter array includes a first counter portion comprising N counter devices, each counter device for receiving signals representing occurrences of events from an event source and providing a first count value corresponding to a lower order bits of the hybrid counter array. The hybrid counter array includes a second counter portion comprising a memory array device having N addressable memory locations in correspondence with the N counter devices, each addressable memory location for storing a second count value representing higher order bits of the hybrid counter array. A control device monitors each of the N counter devices of the first counter portion and initiates updating a value of a corresponding second count value stored at the corresponding addressable memory location in the second counter portion. Thus, a combination of the first and second count values provide an instantaneous measure of number of events received.

Gara, Alan G. (Mount Kisco, NY); Salapura, Valentina (Chappaqua, NY)

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

46

Variation in Morphology, Hygroscopicity, and Optical Properties of Soot Particles Coated by Dicarboxylic Acids  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

particles upon coating with succinic and glutaric acids. The effective densities, fractal dimensions and dynamic shape factors of fresh and coated soot aerosol particles have been determined. Significant size-dependent increases of soot particle mobility...

Xue, Huaxin

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

47

A 300 MHz OPTICAL DISCRIMINATOR-COUNTER  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electrical pulse pair with 2 ns pulse width at FWHH LEVEL CROSSING DISCRIMINATOR THRESHOLD DISCRIMINATOR TRIGGER THRESHOLD VS

Turko, B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

Microwave Photon Counter Based on Josephson Junctions Y.-F. Chen,1,* D. Hover,1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Microwave Photon Counter Based on Josephson Junctions Y.-F. Chen,1,* D. Hover,1 S. Sendelbach,1 L on the current-biased Josephson junction. The junction is tuned to absorb single microwave photons from optical photon counters, it is natural to consider the Josephson junction--a nonlinear, nondissipative

Saffman, Mark

49

Alternatives for Helium-3 in Multiplicity Counters  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Alternatives to helium-3 are being actively pursued due to the shortage and rising costs of helium-3. For safeguards applications, there are a number of ongoing investigations to find alternatives that provide the same capability in a cost-effective manner. One of the greatest challenges is to find a comparable alternative for multiplicity counters, since they require high efficiency and short collection or die-away times. Work has been progressing on investigating three commercially available alternatives for high efficiency multiplicity counters: boron trifluoride (BF3) filled proportional tubes, boron-lined proportional tubes, and lithium fluoride with zinc sulfide coated light guides. The baseline multiplicity counter used for the investigation is the Epithermal Neutron Multiplicity Counter with 121 helium-3 filled tubes at 10 atmosphere pressure, which is a significant capability to match. The primary tool for the investigation has been modeling and simulation using the Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX) radiation transport program, with experiments to validate the models. To directly calculate the coincidence rates in boron-lined (and possibly other) detectors, the MCNPX code has been enhanced to allow the existing coincidence tally to be used with energy deposition rather than neutron capture reactions. This allows boron-lined detectors to be modeled more accurately. Variations of tube number and diameter along with variations in the amount of inter-tube moderator have been conducted for the BF3 and boron-lined cases. Tube pressure was investigated for BF3, up to two atmospheres, as well as optimal boron thickness in the boron-lined tubes. The lithium fluoride was modeled as sheets of material with light guides in between, and the number and thickness of the sheets investigated. The amount of light guide, which in this case doubles as a moderator, was also optimized. The results of these modeling and simulation optimization investigations are described and results presented.

Ely, James H.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Swinhoe, Martyn T.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

Developing new optical imaging techniques for single particle and molecule tracking in live cells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy is a far-field as well as wide-field optical imaging technique. Since it is non-invasive and requires no sample staining, DIC microscopy is suitable for tracking the motion of target molecules in live cells without interfering their functions. In addition, high numerical aperture objectives and condensers can be used in DIC microscopy. The depth of focus of DIC is shallow, which gives DIC much better optical sectioning ability than those of phase contrast and dark field microscopies. In this work, DIC was utilized to study dynamic biological processes including endocytosis and intracellular transport in live cells. The suitability of DIC microscopy for single particle tracking in live cells was first demonstrated by using DIC to monitor the entire endocytosis process of one mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) into a live mammalian cell. By taking advantage of the optical sectioning ability of DIC, we recorded the depth profile of the MSN during the endocytosis process. The shape change around the nanoparticle due to the formation of a vesicle was also captured. DIC microscopy was further modified that the sample can be illuminated and imaged at two wavelengths simultaneously. By using the new technique, noble metal nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes were selectively imaged. Among all the examined metal nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles in rod shapes were found to be especially useful. Due to their anisotropic optical properties, gold nanorods showed as diffraction-limited spots with disproportionate bright and dark parts that are strongly dependent on their orientation in the 3D space. Gold nanorods were developed as orientation nanoprobes and were successfully used to report the self-rotation of gliding microtubules on kinesin coated substrates. Gold nanorods were further used to study the rotational motions of cargoes during the endocytosis and intracellular transport processes in live mammalian cells. New rotational information was obtained: (1) during endocytosis, cargoes lost their rotation freedom at the late stage of internalization; (2) cargoes performed train-like motion when they were transported along the microtubule network by motor proteins inside live cells; (3) During the pause stage of fast axonal transport, cargoes were still bound to the microtubule tracks by motor proteins. Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) is another non-invasive and far-field optical imaging technique. Because of its near-field illumination mechanism, TIRFM has better axial resolution than epi-fluorescence microscopy and confocal microscopy. In this work, an auto-calibrated, prism type, angle-scanning TIRFM instrument was built. The incident angle can range from subcritical angles to nearly 90{sup o}, with an angle interval less than 0.2{sup o}. The angle precision of the new instrument was demonstrated through the finding of the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) angle of metal film coated glass slide. The new instrument improved significantly the precision in determining the axial position. As a result, the best obtained axial resolution was {approx} 8 nm, which is better than current existing instruments similar in function. The instrument was further modified to function as a pseudo TIRF microscope. The illumination depth can be controlled by changing the incident angle of the excitation laser beam or adjusting the horizontal position of the illumination laser spot on the prism top surface. With the new technique, i.e., variable-illumination-depth pseudo TIRF microscopy, the whole cell body from bottom to top was scanned.

Sun, Wei

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

51

Discharge quencher for Geiger counters  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A discharge quencher for halogen Geiger counters with a total powercutoff time after the appearance of an input signal of -70 nsec and an input sensitivity of -50 mV is described. The circuit permits parallel control of five STS-5 counters for a quenching-pulse duration of 4.5 usec. Counting responses with slopes to 0.131%/V and a plateau width of 100 V at a load of 60,000 pulses/sec are obtained for two STS-5 counters. The maximum load is 120,000 pulses/sec.

Mushev, R.K.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Complementary optical-potential analysis of alpha-particle elastic scattering and induced reactions at low energies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A previously derived semi-microscopic analysis based on the Double Folding Model, for alpha-particle elastic scattering on A~100 nuclei at energies below 32 MeV, is extended to medium mass A ~ 50-120 nuclei and energies from ~13 to 50 MeV. The energy-dependent phenomenological imaginary part for this semi-microscopic optical model potential was obtained including the dispersive correction to the microscopic real potential, and used within a concurrent phenomenological analysis of the same data basis. A regional parameter set for low-energy alpha-particles entirely based on elastic-scattering data analysis was also obtained for nuclei within the above-mentioned mass and energy ranges. Then, an ultimate assessment of (alpha,gamma), (alpha,n) and (alpha,p) reaction cross sections concerned target nuclei from 45Sc to 118Sn and incident energies below ~12 MeV. The former diffuseness of the real part of optical potential as well as the surface imaginary-potential depth have been found responsible for the actual difficulties in the description of these data, and modified in order to obtain an optical potential which describe equally well both the low energy elastic-scattering and induced-reaction data of alpha-particles.

M. Avrigeanu; A. C. Obreja; F. L. Roman; V. Avrigeanu; W. von Oertzen

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

53

Apparatus Drawings Project. Report Number 22. Proportional Counter  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A cylindrical cathode-coaxial anodeproportional counter designed for an undergraduate laboratory is described. A collimated beam of ? particles can be directed into the counter at any point along a narrow longitudinal window in the cathode wall and used to examine the electric field surrounding the anode structure at any point along its length. The anode wire has an enlarged section at one end and is surrounded at the other by an independently biased coaxial auxiliary electrode. The effectiveness of these two geometrical methods for controlling the production of secondary ionization can be studied as can the effects of varying gas composition pressure and operating voltage. A variable output-2000-v power supply pulse amplifying and counting equipment a cathode ray oscilloscope and a small mechanical vacuum pump are also needed for these experiments. Detailed information on construction of the counter and gas handling system is given.

Robert G. Marcley

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

Countering Nuclear Terrorism | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Countering Nuclear Terrorism | National Nuclear Security Administration Countering Nuclear Terrorism | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Countering Nuclear Terrorism Home > Our Mission > Countering Nuclear Terrorism Countering Nuclear Terrorism NNSA provides expertise, practical tools, and technically informed policy

55

Optical Properties of TiO2 Suspensions:? Influence of pH and Powder Concentration on Mean Particle Size  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An approximated form of the hyperbolic solution of the radiation transfer equation obtained by Kubelka and Munk can be applied for optically thick media; this solution assumes a simple expression of the kind of Lambert?Beer law with two adjustable parameters from which the optical coefficients can be readily calculated. ... The external surfaces of both vessels were covered by mirror-polished aluminum sheets. ... A very easy approach is the Schuster?Schwarzschild approximation22 based on the main assumptions that (i) the scattering and absorption phenomena are properties of a continuum irradiated layer;8 (ii) the Lambert cosine law holds involving isotropic distribution of scattering;23 (iii) the particles are randomly distributed, and their size is smaller than the thickness of the layer; and (iv) the layer is subjected to diffuse radiation. ...

Sedat Yurdakal; Vittorio Loddo; Bernardí Bayarri Ferrer; Giovanni Palmisano; Vincenzo Augugliaro; Jaime Giménez Farreras; Leonardo Palmisano

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

56

Optical pin apparatus for measuring the arrival time and velocity of shock waves and particles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for the detection of the arrival and for the determination of the velocity of disturbances such as shock-wave fronts and/or projectiles. Optical pins using fluid-filled microballoons as the light source and an optical fiber as a link to a photodetector have been used to investigate shock-waves and projectiles. A microballoon filled with a noble gas is affixed to one end of a fiber-optic cable, and the other end of the cable is attached to a high-speed streak camera. As the shock-front or projectile compresses the microballoon, the gas inside is heated and compressed producing a bright flash of light. The flash of light is transmitted via the optic cable to the streak camera where it is recorded. One image-converter streak camera is capable of recording information from more than 100 microballoon-cable combinations simultaneously.

Benjamin, R.F.

1983-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

57

Optical pin apparatus for measuring the arrival time and velocity of shock waves and particles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for the detection of the arrival and for the determination of the velocity of disturbances such as shock-wave fronts and/or projectiles. Optical pins using fluid-filled microballoons as the light source and an optical fiber as a link to a photodetector have been used to investigate shock-waves and projectiles. A microballoon filled with a noble gas is affixed to one end of a fiber-optic cable, and the other end of the cable is attached to a high-speed streak camera. As the shock-front or projectile compresses the microballoon, the gas inside is heated and compressed producing a bright flash of light. The flash of light is transmitted via the optic cable to the streak camera where it is recorded. One image-converter streak camera is capable of recording information from more than 100 microballoon-cable combinations simultaneously.

Benjamin, Robert F. (315 Rover Blvd., Los Alamos, NM 87544)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Optical pin apparatus for measuring the arrival time and velocity of shock waves and particles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus is disclosed for the detection of the arrival and for the determination of the velocity of disturbances such as shock-wave fronts and/or projectiles. Optical pins using fluid-filled microballoons as the light source and an optical fiber as a link to a photodetector have been used to investigate shock-waves and projectiles. A microballoon filled with a noble gas is affixed to one end of a fiber-optic cable, and the other end of the cable is attached to a high-speed streak camera. As the shock-front or projectile compresses the microballoon, the gas inside is heated and compressed producing a bright flash of light. The flash of light is transmitted via the optic cable to the streak camera where it is recorded. One image-converter streak camera is capable of recording information from more than 100 microballoon-cable combinations simultaneously. 3 figs.

Benjamin, R.F.

1987-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

59

Optical and Physical Properties from Primary On-Road Vehicle ParticleEmissions And Their Implications for Climate Change  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

During the summers of 2004 and 2006, extinction and scattering coefficients of particle emissions inside a San Francisco Bay Area roadway tunnel were measured using a combined cavity ring-down and nephelometer instrument. Particle size distributions and humidification were also measured, as well as several gas phase species. Vehicles in the tunnel traveled up a 4% grade at a speed of approximately 60 km h{sup -1}. The traffic situation in the tunnel allows the apportionment of emission factors between light duty gasoline vehicles and diesel trucks. Cross-section emission factors for optical properties were determined for the apportioned vehicles to be consistent with gas phase and particulate matter emission factors. The absorption emission factor (the absorption cross-section per mass of fuel burned) for diesel trucks (4.4 {+-} 0.79 m{sup 2} kg{sup -1}) was 22 times larger than for light-duty gasoline vehicles (0.20 {+-} 0.05 m{sup 2} kg{sup -1}). The single scattering albedo of particles - which represents the fraction of incident light that is scattered as opposed to absorbed - was 0.2 for diesel trucks and 0.3 for light duty gasoline vehicles. These facts indicate that particulate matter from motor vehicles exerts a positive (i.e., warming) radiative climate forcing. Average particulate mass absorption efficiencies for diesel trucks and light duty gasoline vehicles were 3.14 {+-} 0.88 m{sup 2} g{sub PM}{sup -1} and 2.9 {+-} 1.07 m{sup 2} g{sub PM}{sup -1}, respectively. Particle size distributions and optical properties were insensitive to increases in relative humidity to values in excess of 90%, reinforcing previous findings that freshly emitted motor vehicle particulate matter is hydrophobic.

Strawa, A.W.; Kirchstetter, T.W.; Hallar, A.G.; Ban-Weiss, G.A.; McLaughlin, J.P.; Harley, R.A.; Lunden, M.M.

2009-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

60

Basic Research Needs for Countering Terrorism  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To identify connections between technology needs for countering terrorism and underlying science issues and to recommend investment strategies to increase the impact of basic research on efforts to counter terrorism

Stevens, W.; Michalske, T.; Trewhella, J.; Makowski, L.; Swanson, B.; Colson, S.; Hazen, T.; Roberto, F.; David Franz, D.; Resnick, G.; Jacobson, S.; Valdez, J.; Gourley, P.; Tadros, M.; Sigman, M.; Sailor, M.; Ramsey, M.; Smith, B.; Shea, K.; Hrbek, J.; Rodacy, P.; Tevault, D.; Edelstein, N.; Beitz, J.; Burns, C.; Choppin, G.; Clark, S.; Dietz, M.; Rogers, R.; Traina, S.; Baldwin, D.; Thurnauer, M.; Hall, G.; Newman, L.; Miller, D.; Kung, H.; Parkin, D.; Shuh, D.; Shaw, H.; Terminello, L.; Meisel, D.; Blake, D.; Buchanan, M.; Roberto, J.; Colson, S.; Carling, R.; Samara, G.; Sasaki, D.; Pianetta, P.; Faison, B.; Thomassen, D.; Fryberger, T.; Kiernan, G.; Kreisler, M.; Morgan, L.; Hicks, J.; Dehmer, J.; Kerr, L.; Smith, B.; Mays, J.; Clark, S.

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


61

Countering Nuclear Terrorism and Trafficking | National Nuclear...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Countering Nuclear Terrorism and Trafficking | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy...

62

Boron-10 Lined Proportional Counter Wall Effects  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safeguards (NA-241) is supporting the project 'Coincidence Counting With Boron-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology' at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for development of an alternative neutron coincidence counter. The goal of this project is to design, build and demonstrate a boron-lined proportional tube based system in the configuration of a coincidence counter. This report provides information about how variations in proportional counter radius and gas pressure in a typical coincident counter design might affect the observed signal from boron-lined tubes. A discussion comparing tubes to parallel plate counters is also included.

Siciliano, Edward R.; Kouzes, Richard T.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Thomson scattering measurement of a shock in laser-produced counter-streaming plasmas  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We report the first direct measurement of temporally and spatially resolved plasma temperatures at a shock as well as its spatial structure and propagation in laser-produced counter-streaming plasmas. Two shocks are formed in counter-streaming collisionless plasmas early in time, and they propagate opposite directions. This indicates the existence of counter-streaming collisionless flows to keep exciting the shocks, even though the collisional effects increase later in time. The shock images are observed with optical diagnostics, and the upstream and downstream plasma parameters of one of the shocks are measured using Thomson scattering technique.

Morita, T.; Kuramitsu, Y.; Moritaka, T. [Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)] [Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Sakawa, Y.; Takabe, H. [Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan) [Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikane-yama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Tomita, K.; Nakayama, K.; Inoue, K.; Uchino, K. [Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-1, Kasugakoen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580 (Japan)] [Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-1, Kasugakoen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580 (Japan); Ide, T.; Tsubouchi, K. [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Nishio, K.; Ide, H.; Kuwada, M. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikane-yama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikane-yama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

64

Optical Analysis and Thermal Modeling of a Window for a Small Particle Solar Receiver  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Concentrated solar power (CSP) systems use heliostats to concentrate solar radiation in order to produce high temperature heat, which drives a turbine to generate electricity. A 5 \\{MWth\\} Small Particle Solar Receiver is being developed for power tower CSP plants based on volumetric absorption by a gas-particle suspension by the support from the U.S. Department of Energy under the SunShot Initiative. The radiation enters the pressurized receiver (0.5 MPa) through a curved window, which must sustain the thermal loads from the concentrated solar flux and infrared reradiation from inside the receiver. The thermal load from the solar flux on the window is calculated by using the computer code MIRVAL from Sandia National Laboratory which uses the Monte Carlo Ray Trace (MCRT) method, along with two other codes developed by the authors. Thermal loading was calculated from energy absorbed at various points throughout the window from both the heliostat field and inside the receiver. Transmission and reflective losses were also calculated for different window materials in order to find out how much radiation will enter the receiver or will be lost. The three dimensional temperature distribution of the window is analyzed by an energy balance taking into account spectral volumetric absorption, spectral surface emission, conduction within the window, and convection from both surfaces. A maximum window temperature of 800 °C must be enforced to prevent cracking and/or devitrification due to overheating. Several grades of quartz are considered for this study with detailed spectral calculations. For a chosen material, the window temperature was found to be held under 800 °C. The results showed that most of the heat load on the window comes from the inside of receiver due to spectral variation.

A.M. Mecit; F.J. Miller; A. Whitmore

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Optical  

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

Optical Optical fiber-based single-shot picosecond transient absorption spectroscopy Andrew R. Cook a͒ and Yuzhen Shen Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973, USA ͑Received 27 January 2009; accepted 29 May 2009; published online 17 July 2009͒ A new type of single-shot transient absorption apparatus is described based on a bundle of optical fibers. The bundle contains 100 fibers of different lengths, each successively giving ϳ15 ps longer optical delay. Data are collected by imaging light from the exit of the bundle into a sample where it is overlapped with an electron pulse or laser excitation pulse, followed by imaging onto a charge coupled device ͑CCD͒ detector where the intensity of light from each fiber is measured simultaneously. Application to both ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy and pulse radiolysis is demonstrated. For pulse

66

Optics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Optical components such as lenses, mirrors and diffraction gratings are widely used in many inspection systems. These include not only those for visual inspection with CCD cameras, but also in areas of distanc...

C. Loughlin

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Nuclear sizes of Ca40,42,44,48 from elastic scattering of 104 MeV alpha particles. I. Experimental results and optical potentials  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Differential cross sections for elastic scattering of 104 MeV ? particles from Ca40,42,44,48 have been measured with high angular accuracy over a wide angular range. Optical model analysis based on a Fourier-Bessel description of the real potential reveals isotopic differences which, in particular for Ca48, indicate a small neutron skin.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Ca40,42,44,48(?, ?), E?=104 MeV, measured ?(?); ?c.m.=3-110°; enriched targets; optical model analysis using Fourier-Bessel method, deduced isotopic differences in the real potentials.

H. J. Gils; E. Friedman; H. Rebel; J. Buschmann; S. Zagromski; H. Klewe-Nebenius; B. Neumann; R. Pesl; G. Bechtold

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

BG/Q Performance Counters | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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

supports a large set of hardware performance counters accessible through the native BGPM API. Detailed documentation on the performance counter hardware and BGPM API is available...

69

Taming Past LTL and Flat Counter Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Reachability and LTL model-checking problems for flat counter systems are known to be decidable but whereas the reachability problem can be shown in NP, the best known complexity upper bound for the latter problem is made of a tower of several exponentials. Herein, we show that the problem is only NP-complete even if LTL admits past-time operators and arithmetical constraints on counters. Actually, the NP upper bound is shown by adequately combining a new stuttering theorem for Past LTL and the property of small integer solutions for quantifier-free Presburger formulae. Other complexity results are proved, for instance for restricted classes of flat counter systems.

Demri, Stéphane; sangnier, Arnaud

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Magneto-optical granulometry: on the determination of the statistics of magnetically induced particle chains in concentrated ferrofluids from linear dichroism experiments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An analytical theoretical model for the influence of the magnetically induced nanoparticle chaining on the linear dichroism in ferrofluids was developed. The model is based on a statistical theory for magnetic nanoparticle chaining in ferrofluids. Together with appropriate experimental approach and data processing strategy, the model grounds a magneto-optical granulometry method able to determine the magnetic field dependence of the statistics of magnetically induced particle chains in concentrated ferrofluids.

V. Socoliuc; L. B. Popescu

2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

71

Identification of high transverse-momentum hadrons with a ring-imaging Cerenkov counter  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We have constructed and operated a large aperture ring-imaging Cerenkov counter in a high transverse-momentum experiment at Fermilab. We used multistep proportional chambers with a He/TEA photosensitive gas mixture to observe approximately 3.5 photons per relativistic particle. Hadron identification is obtained with good efficiency from threshold to 250 GeV/c.

Glass, H.; Adams, M.; Charpak, G.; Coutrakon, G.; Finley, D.; Hubbard, J.R.; Jaffe, D.; Kirz, J.; Mangeot, P.; McCarthy, R.; Peisert, A.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Abstract 4332: Ultra-low background optical sentinel lymph node imaging using two unique nano-particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...delivery system: Doxorubicin-encapsulated nano particle Hyunah Lee Eui Jin Kim Jeong-Jun...possible therapeutic advantage(s) of nano-particle encapsulated chemotherapeutics...permeability and retention (EPR) effect. Nano-molecules with increased volume may incorporated...

Nobuyuki Kosaka; Makoto Mitsunaga; Mikako Ogawa; Peter L. Choyke; Hisataka Kobayashi

2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

73

Single Particle Laser Ablation | EMSL  

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

Single Particle Laser Ablation Single Particle Laser Ablation Leads No leads are available at this time. Effect of Solar Radiation on the Optical Properties and Molecular...

74

?erenkov Counter Flux Measurement of Cosmic-Ray Alphas at 41°  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A ?erenkov counter inside a Geiger counter telescope was flown by balloon to a residual atmospheric depth of 16 g/cm2. The purpose of the experiment was to measure the flux of cosmic-ray alpha particles and to investigate the usefulness of a ?erenkov counter for flux measurements on the more heavily charged cosmicray components. A ?erenkov counter was used because of its inherent discrimination against slow secondary particles. The pulse height distribution obtained showed a partially resolved peak at approximately 4 h0, where h0 is the mean pulse height corresponding to a fast proton. This is experimental confirmation of the Z2 dependence for ?erenkov radiation. There were 3024 events which gave pulse heights corresponding to alphas. There is evidence that 451 were due to side showers, 651 were due to nuclear interactions, an additional 478 were due to either side showers or interactions, and 1444 were due to primary alphas. This leads to the value 99±16 particles/m2-steradian-second, as the extrapolated flux at the top of the atmosphere. There is also an indication of peaks corresponding to carbon and oxygen. There is evidence that the geometry factor of the telescope was appreciably increased for the heavy components due to the action of delta rays.

Nahmin Horwitz

1955-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration  

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

Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Measurements in a Residence Title Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Measurements in a Residence Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2011 Authors Chan, Wanyu R., and Federico Noris Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Particulate matter (PM) is a contaminant of concern in many indoor environments, including residential and commercial buildings. Health guidelines for exposure to particles are in units of mass concentrations. Relative to time-integrated mass measurements collected on filters, real-time particle counters are less time-consuming to operate. Studies found reasonable correlation between these two measurement techniques, but agreement may vary in different sampling environments, and depends on the instruments used. We performed a side-by-side comparison of particle counts and mass concentrations estimated by three types of real-time instruments: MetOne BT-637 optical particle counter (OPC), TSI DustTrak aerosol monitor, and TSI aerodynamic particle sizer (APS) spectrometer. In addition to these real-time instruments, time-integrated particle mass was also collected using PM2.5 and PM10 Personal Environmental Monitors (PEMs) manufactured by SKC. Sampling was conducted for two consecutive days in an occupied single-family house in Berkeley, California. Concentration profiles had similar trends, with DustTraks reporting higher particle mass concentrations, partially explained by the density value assumed in the calibration. We made assumptions for particle size and density to calculate the PM2.5 and PM10 mass concentrations for the MetOne and APS, and compared with the filter-based measurements. Despite uncertainties and assumptions, there was generally good agreement for the different methods.

76

The distribution and optical response of particles on the continental shelf and their relationship to cross-isopycnal mixing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

: Particle size spectra for five casts illustrating changes in bottom waters during the resuspension starting around day 241 (1996). .. . . . . . . . . 101 Figure 50: Particle size spectra for four casts illustrating changes in bottom (spring 1997) during... the resuspension starting around day 129 . . . . . , . . . ?105 Figure 51: Beam attenuation as a function of PM and POC over two fluorescence maximums 24 hours apart (summer 1996) . . . . . . 107 Figure 52: Scatter plots of LSS versus c?POC and PM for spring...

Blakey, Joshua C.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

///COUNTER : an artistic system for the transmission of cultural energy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

My thesis introduces ///COUNTER as an artistic system for the transmission of cultural energy. The underlying concepts of ///COUNTER are derived directly from my work on energy access as developed through the eWheel and ...

Vincent de Paul, Jegan Joyston

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Modelling boron-lined proportional counter response to neutrons  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......of lithium. BF3 and boron-lined proportional...counters that employ 10B isotopes, the first in the gaseous...might be expected that boron-lined counters would...function of a typical boron-lined counter (2013...Koohi-Fayegh R. Determination of 4.43 MeV gamma-ray......

A. Shahri; N. Ghal-Eh; G. R. Etaati

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Countering Improvised Explosive Devices: NPS and USMC Innovations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, as well as USMC and USN students, is dedicated to advancing counter-IED protection. The team's prior in protecting convoy operations, there is a need for devel- oping systems which can counter convoy-directed RC- IED attacks. The need for a long-term look at the counter-IED prob- lem is unfortunately self

80

Report on intercomparisons of condensation nucleus counter measurements during the ACE-1 intensive study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report summarizes findings from intercomparisons of aerosol particle concentrations measured by condensation nucleus counters (CNC`s) on various platforms and ground-based stations during the Southern Hemisphere Marine Aerosol Characterization Experiment (ACE-1). Five CNC`s on the NCAR C-130 are intercompared. The C-130 CNC`s are then intercompared to ship ground-based measurements during periods of C-130 overflights.

Weber, R.J.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


81

Boron-10 Lined Proportional Counter Model Validation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safeguards (NA-241) is supporting the project “Coincidence Counting With Boron-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology” at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the development of an alternative neutron coincidence counter. The goal of this project is to design, build and demonstrate a boron-lined proportional tube-based alternative system in the configuration of a coincidence counter. This report discusses the validation studies performed to establish the degree of accuracy of the computer modeling methods current used to simulate the response of boron-lined tubes. This is the precursor to developing models for the uranium neutron coincidence collar under Task 2 of this project.

Lintereur, Azaree T.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Kouzes, Richard T.

2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

82

Technical manual, redesigned ARC-2A automatic radon counter. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The ARC-2A Automatic Radon Counter (Serial No. 87003) was manufactured in 1987 by Ocean Communication Systems, Inc, Panama City, Florida. It was designed as a stand-alone system, but was consistently plagued with problems. The manufacturer could not repair the machine. The ARC-2A was completely redesigned at NCCOSC RDT and E Division. It is now interfaced to a computer. A new manual was written with updated information and user instructions. The ARC-2A is an integral part of ongoing electro-optic propagation studies.... Radon, Electro-optics, Aerosol.

Littfin, K.M.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Hardware support for software controlled fast multiplexing of performance counters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Performance counters may be operable to collect one or more counts of one or more selected activities, and registers may be operable to store a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine may be operable to automatically select a register from the registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters in response to receiving a first signal. The state machine may be further operable to reconfigure the one or more performance counters based on a configuration specified in the selected register. The state machine yet further may be operable to copy data in selected one or more of the performance counters to a memory location, or to copy data from the memory location to the counters, in response to receiving a second signal. The state machine may be operable to store or restore the counter values and state machine configuration in response to a context switch event.

Salapura, Valentina; Wisniewski, Robert W.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Hardware support for software controlled fast multiplexing of performance counters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Performance counters may be operable to collect one or more counts of one or more selected activities, and registers may be operable to store a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine may be operable to automatically select a register from the registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters in response to receiving a first signal. The state machine may be further operable to reconfigure the one or more performance counters based on a configuration specified in the selected register. The state machine yet further may be operable to copy data in selected one or more of the performance counters to a memory location, or to copy data from the memory location to the counters, in response to receiving a second signal. The state machine may be operable to store or restore the counter values and state machine configuration in response to a context switch event.

Salapura, Valentina; Wisniewski, Robert W

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

A water-based neutron detector as a well multiplicity counter  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract We report the performance characteristics of a water-based neutron detecting multiplicity counter for the non-destructive assay of fissile sources. This technique could replace or supplement existing 3He-based multiplicity counters. The counter is a 1.02 m3 tank containing pure deionized water doped with 0.5% GdCl3. It has highly reflective walls and eight 10-in. \\{PMTs\\} mounted at the top. An unshielded source well of 19 cm diameter, mounted at the top and center, extends 73 cm down into the detector. The counter was evaluated using low intensity 252Cf and 60Co sources, and a fast pulsing LED to simulate higher intensity backgrounds. At low gamma ray intensities (~200 kBq or less) we report an absolute neutron detection efficiency of 28% and a 60Co rejection/suppression factor of ~108 to 1. For sources with high gamma ray intensities, the neutron efficiency was 22%±1% up to a 60Co equivalent activity of 4 MBq. The detector background event rate, primarily due to muons and other cosmogenic particles, was found to be stable over a period of almost three months. The minimum detectable neutron source intensity above background was 3.1 n/s, assuming a one-hour data acquisition.

S. Dazeley; A. Asghari; A. Bernstein; N.S. Bowden; V. Mozin

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Shared address collectives using counter mechanisms  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A shared address space on a compute node stores data received from a network and data to transmit to the network. The shared address space includes an application buffer that can be directly operated upon by a plurality of processes, for instance, running on different cores on the compute node. A shared counter is used for one or more of signaling arrival of the data across the plurality of processes running on the compute node, signaling completion of an operation performed by one or more of the plurality of processes, obtaining reservation slots by one or more of the plurality of processes, or combinations thereof.

Blocksome, Michael; Dozsa, Gabor; Gooding, Thomas M; Heidelberger, Philip; Kumar, Sameer; Mamidala, Amith R; Miller, Douglas

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

87

Lineal energy calibration of mini tissue-equivalent gas-proportional counters (TEPC)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Mini TEPCs are cylindrical gas proportional counters of 1 mm or less of sensitive volume diameter. The lineal energy calibration of these tiny counters can be performed with an external gamma-ray source. However, to do that, first a method to get a simple and precise spectral mark has to be found and then the keV/{mu}m value of this mark. A precise method (less than 1% of uncertainty) to identify this markis described here, and the lineal energy value of this mark has been measured for different simulated site sizes by using a {sup 137}Cs gamma source and a cylindrical TEPC equipped with a precision internal {sup 244}Cm alpha-particle source, and filled with propane-based tissue-equivalent gas mixture. Mini TEPCs can be calibrated in terms of lineal energy, by exposing them to {sup 137}Cesium sources, with an overall uncertainty of about 5%.

Conte, V.; Moro, D.; Colautti, P. [LNL-INFN, viale dell'Universita 2, I-35020 Legnaro (Italy); Grosswendt, B. [guest at LNL-INFN (Italy)

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

88

EMSL - Single Particle Laser Ablation  

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

single-particle-laser-ablation en Effect of Solar Radiation on the Optical Properties and Molecular Composition of Laboratory Proxies of Atmospheric Brown Carbon http:...

89

Laser particle sorter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method and apparatus are provided for sorting particles, such as biological particles. A first laser is used to define an optical path having an intensity gradient which is effective to propel the particles along the path but which is sufficiently weak that the particles are not trapped in an axial direction. A probe laser beam is provided for interrogating the particles to identify predetermined phenotypical characteristics of the particles. A second laser beam is provided to intersect the driving first laser beam, wherein the second laser beam is activated by an output signal indicative of a predetermined characteristic. The second laser beam is switchable between a first intensity and a second intensity, where the first intensity is effective to displace selected particles from the driving laser beam and the second intensity is effective to propel selected particles along the deflection laser beam. The selected particles may then be propelled by the deflection beam to a location effective for further analysis. 2 figs.

Martin, J.C.; Buican, T.N.

1987-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

90

Modified Sagnac experiment for measuring travel-time difference between counter-propagating light beams in a uniformly moving fiber  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A fiber optic conveyor has been developed for investigating the travel-time difference between two counter-propagating light beams in uniformly moving fiber. Our finding is that there is a travel-time difference Deltat=2vDeltal/c^2 in a fiber segment of length Deltal moving with the source and detector at a speed v, whether the segment is moving uniformly or circularly.

Ruyong Wang; Yi Zheng; Aiping Yao; Dean Langley

2006-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

91

Counter-Rotating Tandem Motor Drilling System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Gas Technology Institute (GTI), in partnership with Dennis Tool Company (DTC), has worked to develop an advanced drill bit system to be used with microhole drilling assemblies. One of the main objectives of this project was to utilize new and existing coiled tubing and slimhole drilling technologies to develop Microhole Technology (MHT) so as to make significant reductions in the cost of E&P down to 5000 feet in wellbores as small as 3.5 inches in diameter. This new technology was developed to work toward the DOE's goal of enabling domestic shallow oil and gas wells to be drilled inexpensively compared to wells drilled utilizing conventional drilling practices. Overall drilling costs can be lowered by drilling a well as quickly as possible. For this reason, a high drilling rate of penetration is always desired. In general, high drilling rates of penetration (ROP) can be achieved by increasing the weight on bit and increasing the rotary speed of the bit. As the weight on bit is increased, the cutting inserts penetrate deeper into the rock, resulting in a deeper depth of cut. As the depth of cut increases, the amount of torque required to turn the bit also increases. The Counter-Rotating Tandem Motor Drilling System (CRTMDS) was planned to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) resulting in the reduction of the drilling cost. The system includes two counter-rotating cutter systems to reduce or eliminate the reactive torque the drillpipe or coiled tubing must resist. This would allow the application of maximum weight-on-bit and rotational velocities that a coiled tubing drilling unit is capable of delivering. Several variations of the CRTDMS were designed, manufactured and tested. The original tests failed leading to design modifications. Two versions of the modified system were tested and showed that the concept is both positive and practical; however, the tests showed that for the system to be robust and durable, borehole diameter should be substantially larger than that of slim holes. As a result, the research team decided to complete the project, document the tested designs and seek further support for the concept outside of the DOE.

Kent Perry

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

92

Solid colloidal optical wavelength filter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid colloidal optical wavelength filter includes a suspension of spheal particles dispersed in a coagulable medium such as a setting plastic. The filter is formed by suspending spherical particles in a coagulable medium; agitating the particles and coagulable medium to produce an emulsion of particles suspended in the coagulable medium; and allowing the coagulable medium and suspended emulsion of particles to cool.

Alvarez, Joseph L. (Boulder, CO)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Optical Measurement of Deposited Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Contamination control in most cleanrooms is mainly directed to maintaining cleanliness of the cleanroom air, the processing materials used, and the products produced in that cleanroom. It is assumed that if the e...

Alvin Lieberman

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

THE VELA PULSAR AND ITS LIKELY COUNTER-JET IN THE K{sub s} BAND  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We report the first high spatial resolution near-infrared (near-IR) imaging of the Vela pulsar in the K{sub s} band obtained with the new adaptive optics system recently mounted on the Gemini-South telescope. For the first time, we have firmly detected the pulsar in this band with K{sub s} ? 21.8 mag, and have resolved in detail an extended feature barely detected previously in the immediate vicinity of the pulsar in the J{sub s}H bands. The pulsar K{sub s} flux is fully consistent with the extension of the flat optical spectrum of the pulsar toward the IR and does not confirm the strong IR flux excess in the pulsar emission suggested earlier by the low spatial resolution data. The extended feature is about two times brighter than the pulsar and is likely associated with its X-ray counter-jet. It extends ?2'' southward of the pulsar along the X-ray counter-jet and shows knot-like structures and a red spectrum.

Zyuzin, D.; Shibanov, Yu.; Danilenko, A. [Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Politekhnicheskaya 26, St. Petersburg 194021 (Russian Federation); Mennickent, R. E. [Department of Astronomy, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile); Zharikov, S. [Observatorio Astronómico Nacional SPM, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM, Ensenada, BC (Mexico)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Characterization of novel Hamamatsu Multi Pixel Photon Counter (MPPC) arrays for the GlueX experiment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The novel Hamamatsu Multi Pixel Photon Counter Array S12045(X) is an array of 16 individual MPPCs (3x3 mm{sup 2}) (further in the paper MPPC array channel) each with 3600 G-APD (Geiger-mode Avalanche Photodiodes) pixels (50x50 [{micro}m{sup 2}]). Each MPPC in the array works with its individual reverse bias voltage mode (around 70 V). The paper summarizes the characterization process of MPPC arrays used in GlueX experiment (Hall D, Jefferson Lab). We studied the main features of each MPPC array channel for 2800 MPPC arrays at different temperatures. Two measurement stations were built to extract gain, breakdown voltage, photo detection efficiency (PDE), optical crosstalk and dark rate for each MPPC array channel. The hardware and the data analysis are described, which includes new analytical expressions to obtain the mean number of photo-electrons and optical crosstalk. The dynamical behavior of characterization parameters is presented as well.

Soto, Orlando [Universidad T?cnica Federico Santa Mar?a; Rojas, Rimsky [Universidad T?cnica Federico Santa Mar?a; Kuleshov, Sergey V. [Universidad T?cnica Federico Santa Mar?a; Hakobyan, Hayk [Universidad T?cnica Federico Santa Mar?a; Toro, Alam [Universidad T?cnica Federico Santa Mar?a; Brooks, William K. [Universidad T?cnica Federico Santa Mar?a

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Development of neutron multiplicity counters for safeguards assay  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper reports on the development of a new generation of neutron multiplicity counters for assaying impure plutonium. The new counters will be able to obtain three measured parameters from the neutron multiplicity distribution and will be able to determine sample mass, multiplication, and (..cap alpha..,n) reaction rate, making it possible to obtain a more matrix-independent assay of moist or impure materials. This paper describes the existing prototype multiplicity counters and evaluates their performance using assay variance as a figure of merit. The best performance to date is obtained with a high-efficiency, low die-away-time thermal neutron counter with shift-register electronics. 10 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.

Ensslin, N.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Mechanical counter-pressure space suit design using active materials  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Mechanical counter-pressure (MCP) space suits have the potential to greatly improve the mobility of astronauts as they conduct planetary exploration activities; however, the underlying technologies required to provide ...

Holschuh, Bradley Thomas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

MHK Technologies/Sub Surface Counter Rotation Current Generator | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sub Surface Counter Rotation Current Generator Sub Surface Counter Rotation Current Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Sub Surface Counter Rotation Current Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Cyclocean LLC Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 7 8 Open Water System Testing Demonstration and Operation Technology Description Self regulated sub surface current generators that operate independently that tether freely anchored offshore in deep waters in the Gulf Stream Current producing continuos clean energy for the eastern seaboard Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 20:10.1 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=MHK_Technologies/Sub_Surface_Counter_Rotation_Current_Generator&oldid=681657

99

Context Mediation Demonstration of Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Integration  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this report, we demonstrate the applicability and value of the context mediation approach in facilitating the effective and correct use of counter-terrorism intelligence information coming from diverse heterogeneous sources.

Madnick, Stuart E.

2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

100

Detection of Neutrons with Scintillation Counters  

DOE R&D Accomplishments [OSTI]

Detection of slow neutrons by: detection of single gamma rays following capture by cadmium or mercury; detection of more than one gamma ray by observing coincidences after capture; detection of heavy charged particles after capture in lithium or baron nuclei; possible use of anthracene for counting fast neutrons investigated briefly.

Hofstadter, R.

1948-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


101

Introduction to Neutron Coincidence Counter Design Based on Boron-10  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Department of Energy Office of Nonproliferation Policy (NA-241) is supporting the project 'Coincidence Counting With Boron-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology' at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for development of an alternative neutron coincidence counter. The goal of this project is ultimately to design, build and demonstrate a boron-lined proportional tube based alternative system in the configuration of a coincidence counter. This report, providing background information for this project, is the deliverable under Task 1 of the project.

Kouzes, Richard T.; Ely, James H.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Siciliano, Edward R.

2012-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

102

Message passing with a limited number of DMA byte counters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for passing messages in a parallel computer system constructed as a plurality of compute nodes interconnected as a network where each compute node includes a DMA engine but includes only a limited number of byte counters for tracking a number of bytes that are sent or received by the DMA engine, where the byte counters may be used in shared counter or exclusive counter modes of operation. The method includes using rendezvous protocol, a source compute node deterministically sending a request to send (RTS) message with a single RTS descriptor using an exclusive injection counter to track both the RTS message and message data to be sent in association with the RTS message, to a destination compute node such that the RTS descriptor indicates to the destination compute node that the message data will be adaptively routed to the destination node. Using one DMA FIFO at the source compute node, the RTS descriptors are maintained for rendezvous messages destined for the destination compute node to ensure proper message data ordering thereat. Using a reception counter at a DMA engine, the destination compute node tracks reception of the RTS and associated message data and sends a clear to send (CTS) message to the source node in a rendezvous protocol form of a remote get to accept the RTS message and message data and processing the remote get (CTS) by the source compute node DMA engine to provide the message data to be sent.

Blocksome, Michael (Rochester, MN); Chen, Dong (Croton on Hudson, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger, Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY); Kumar, Sameer (White Plains, NY); Parker, Jeffrey J. (Rochester, MN)

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

103

Optical forces and optical torques on various materials arising from optical lattices in the Lorentz-Mie regime  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

By combining the Maxwell stress tensor with the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, we calculate the optical force and optical torque on particles from optical lattices. We compare our method to the two-component ...

Jia, Lin

104

High spatial resolution particle detectors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed below are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for detecting particles, such as radiation or charged particles. One exemplary embodiment disclosed herein is particle detector comprising an optical fiber with a first end and second end opposite the first end. The optical fiber of this embodiment further comprises a doped region at the first end and a non-doped region adjacent to the doped region. The doped region of the optical fiber is configured to scintillate upon interaction with a target particle, thereby generating one or more photons that propagate through the optical fiber and to the second end. Embodiments of the disclosed technology can be used in a variety of applications, including associated particle imaging and cold neutron scattering.

Boatner, Lynn A.; Mihalczo, John T.

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

105

Discovery of Optical Emission in the Hotspots of Three 3CR Quasars: High-Energy Particle Acceleration in Powerful Radio Hotspots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Archival Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 images were used to search for optical emission associated with the radio jets of a number of luminous quasars. From this search, we report new optical hotspot detections in the well-known blazar 3C~454.3 and the lobe-dominated quasars 3C~275.1 and 3C~336. We also find optical emission in the vicinity of the hotspot in 3C~208, but believe this is a chance alignment. Optical emission from the arcsecond-scale jet in 3C~454.3 is also detected. Multi-frequency archival radio data from the VLA and MERLIN are analyzed, and the synchrotron spectra of these high-power hotspots are presented. We estimate that their break frequencies are in the range of $10^{10}-10^{11}$ Hz, with large uncertainties due to the wide gap in frequency coverage between the radio and optical bands. We also calculate their equipartition magnetic fields, and find that the anti-correlation between break frequency and magnetic field found by Brunetti et al. for lower power hotspots extends to these high power hotspots. This supports their model of hot-spots based on shock acceleration and synchrotron losses.

C. C. Cheung; J. F. C. Wardle; T. Chen

2005-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

106

Boron-Lined Multitube Neutron Proportional Counter Test  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Radiation portal monitors used for interdiction of illicit materials at borders include highly sensitive neutron detection systems. The main reason for having neutron detection capability is to detect fission neutrons from plutonium. The currently deployed radiation portal monitors (RPMs) from Ludlum and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) use neutron detectors based upon 3He-filled gas proportional counters, which are the most common large neutron detector. There is a declining supply of 3He in the world, and thus, methods to reduce the use of this gas in RPMs with minimal changes to the current system designs and sensitivity to cargo-borne neutrons are being investigated. Four technologies have been identified as being currently commercially available, potential alternative neutron detectors to replace the use of 3He in RPMs. These technologies are: 1) Boron trifluoride (BF3)-filled proportional counters, 2) Boron-lined proportional counters, 3) Lithium-loaded glass fibers, and 4) Coated non-scintillating plastic fibers. In addition, a few other companies have detector technologies that might be competitive in the near term as an alternative technology. Reported here are the results of tests of a boron-lined, “multitube” proportional counter manufactured by Centronic Ltd. (Surry, U.K. and Houston, TX). This testing measured the required performance for neutron detection efficiency and gamma-ray rejection capabilities of the detector.

Woodring, Mitchell L.; Ely, James H.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Stromswold, David C.

2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

107

Confronting Nuclear Risks: Counter-Expertise as Politics Within  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Confronting Nuclear Risks: Counter-Expertise as Politics Within the French Nuclear Energy Debate of knowledge and expertise on the environ- mental and health risks of nuclear energy in France. From-expertise, environmental activism, France, lay knowledge, nuclear power, scientists' mobilization, social studies

Gutkin, Boris

108

Optimal Self-Assembly of Counters at Temperature Two  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optimal Self-Assembly of Counters at Temperature Two Qi Cheng University of Oklahoma Ashish Goel time of irreversible self-assemblies. 1 Introduction Self-assembly is the ubiquitous process by which been suggested that self-assembly will ultimately become an important technology, enabling

Goel, Ashish

109

Material Surface Design to Counter Electromagnetic Interrogation of Targets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Material Surface Design to Counter Electromagnetic Interrogation of Targets H.T. Banks, K. Ito, G and ferromagnetic layers coat- ing a conducting object to provide an attenuation capability against electro. Fresnel's law for the reflectance index is extended to the electromagnetic propagation in anisotropic

110

Characteristic parameters of geigermüller counter gases. Propane-argon and propane-helium mixtures  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The combination of the Wilkinson and the Diethorn-Kohman expressions of counter operation was tested under conditions in which different rare gases were used with the same quench gas as Geiger-Müller counter f...

Richard G. Pannbacker; Robert W. Kiser

1962-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Towards Fuzzy Techniques for Capturing Subjective (Human) Aspects of Counter-Terrorism Planning: Optimizing Trajectories  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Towards Fuzzy Techniques for Capturing Subjective (Human) Aspects of Counter-Terrorism Planning Abstract-- At first glance, most aspects of counter-terrorism activity look like classical examples of zero of each participant; in contrast, in counter-terrorism planning, the adversary's objective function

Ward, Karen

112

Particle Astrophysics  

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

Particle Astrophysics Particle Astrophysics Understanding discoveries at the Energy, Intensity, and Cosmic Frontiers Get Expertise Rajan Gupta (505) 667-7664 Email Bruce Carlsten...

113

Pair production in counter-propagating laser beams  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Based on an analysis of a specific electron trajectory in counter-propagating beams, Bell & Kirk (PRL 101, 200403 (2008)) recently suggested that laboratory lasers may shortly be able to produce significant numbers of electron-positron pairs. We confirm their results using an improved treatment of nonlinear Compton scattering in the laser beams. Implementing an algorithm that integrates classical electron trajectories, we then examine a wide range of laser pulse shapes and polarizations. We find that counter-propagating, linearly polarized beams, with either aligned or crossed orientation, are likely to initiate a pair avalanche at intensities of approximately 10^{24} Watts/sq cm per beam. The same result is found by modelling one of the beams as a wave reflected at the surface of an overdense solid.

J. G. Kirk; A. R. Bell; I. Arka

2009-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

114

CSP-based counter abstraction for systems with node identifiers  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The Parameterised Model Checking Problem asks whether an implementation I m p l ( t ) satisfies a specification S p e c ( t ) for all instantiations of parameter  t . In general, t  can determine numerous entities: the number of processes used in a network, the type of data, the capacities of buffers, etc. The main theme of this paper is automation of uniform verification of a subclass of PMCP with the parameter of the first kind, i.e. where it determines the number of processes used in a network. We use CSP as our formalism. Counter abstraction is a technique that replaces a concrete state space by an abstract one, where each abstract state is a tuple of integer counters ( c 1 , … , c k ) such that for each  i , c i counts how many node processes are currently in the i -th state. Each counter c i is given a finite threshold z i and we interpret c i = z i as there being z i or more processes in the i -th state. Standard counter abstraction techniques require all processes to be identical, which means that nodes cannot use node identifiers. In this paper we present how counter abstraction techniques can be extended to processes that make use of node identifiers in a symmetrical way. Our method creates a process A b s t r that is independent of  t and is refined by ? ( I m p l ( T ) ) for all sufficiently large  T , where ? maps all (sufficiently large) instantiations T of the parameter to some fixed type. By transitivity of refinement, testing if A b s t r refines S p e c ( ? ( t ) ) implies that S p e c ( ? ( t ) ) is refined by ? ( I m p l ( T ) ) . Then, using the type reduction theory from Mazur and Lowe (2012) [29], we can deduce that S p e c ( T ) is refined by I m p l ( T ) for all sufficiently large T , thus obtaining a positive answer to the original verification problem.

Tomasz Mazur; Gavin Lowe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Polarization dependent forces in optical vortex pipeline  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We study both, theoretically and in experiments, the dependence of optical forces acting on a spherical particle guided in air with an optical vortex beam, on the light polarization...

Eckerskorn, Niko; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Shvedov, Vladlen; Rode, Andrei

116

Fabrication of solar cells with counter doping prevention  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar cell fabrication process includes printing of dopant sources over a polysilicon layer over backside of a solar cell substrate. The dopant sources are cured to diffuse dopants from the dopant sources into the polysilicon layer to form diffusion regions, and to crosslink the dopant sources to make them resistant to a subsequently performed texturing process. To prevent counter doping, dopants from one of the dopant sources are prevented from outgassing and diffusing into the other dopant source. For example, phosphorus from an N-type dopant source is prevented from diffusing to a P-type dopant source comprising boron.

Dennis, Timothy D; Li, Bo; Cousins, Peter John

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

117

Coincidence counter design for the assay of vitrified nuclear waste  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

For the termination of nuclear safeguards and transfers to waste storage, the verification of the plutonium content in vitrified nuclear waste is required by international safeguards agreements. A novel design has been used to develop a coincidence counter for measuring vitrified nuclear waste. The authors have devised a method to measure the {sup 244}Cm content and to calculate the plutonium content from the curium-to-plutonium ratio. In order to provide unattended inspection, the counter is designed for continuous operation in the presence of highly radioactive samples: 3.0 {times} 10{sup 7} Rad/h gamma and 9.0 {times} 10{sup 7}/s neutron fluence. Operability under these conditions has been obtained by designing a heavily shielded detector with radiation hard components subtending a limited solid angle. A counting technique, Localized Source Term Coincidence Counting, has been developed to allow neutron assay of this type of sample. The system will be installed at the Power Nuclear Corporation Tokai Vitrification Facility in the later part of 1998.

Beddingfield, D.H.; Menlove, H.O. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Iwamoto, T.; Tomikawa, H. [Power Nuclear Corp. (Japan)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

118

Monolithic Active Pixel Matrix with Binary Counters (MAMBO) ASIC  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Monolithic Active Matrix with Binary Counters (MAMBO) is a counting ASIC designed for detecting and measuring low energy X-rays from 6-12 keV. Each pixel contains analogue functionality implemented with a charge preamplifier, CR-RC{sup 2} shaper and a baseline restorer. It also contains a window comparator which can be trimmed by 4 bit DACs to remove systematic offsets. The hits are registered by a 12 bit ripple counter which is reconfigured as a shift register to serially output the data from the entire ASIC. Each pixel can be tested individually. Two diverse approaches have been used to prevent coupling between the detector and electronics in MAMBO III and MAMBO IV. MAMBO III is a 3D ASIC, the bottom ASIC consists of diodes which are connected to the top ASIC using {mu}-bump bonds. The detector is decoupled from the electronics by physically separating them on two tiers and using several metal layers as a shield. MAMBO IV is a monolithic structure which uses a nested well approach to isolate the detector from the electronics. The ASICs are being fabricated using the SOI 0.2 {micro}m OKI process, MAMBO III is 3D bonded at T-Micro and MAMBO IV nested well structure was developed in collaboration between OKI and Fermilab.

Khalid, Farah F.; Deptuch, Grzegorz; Shenai, Alpana; Yarema, Raymond J.; /Fermilab

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Optical Quantum Computation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We review the field of Optical Quantum Computation, considering the various implementations that have been proposed and the experimental progress that has been made toward realizing them. We examine both linear and nonlinear approaches and both particle and field encodings. In particular we discuss the prospects for large scale optical quantum computing in terms of the most promising physical architectures and the technical requirements for realizing them.

T. C. Ralph; G. J. Pryde

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

120

Photon-Veto Counters at the Outer Edge of the Endcap Calorimeter for the KOTO Experiment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Outer-Edge Veto (OEV) counter subsystem for extra-photon detection from the backgrounds to the? $K^0_L\\rightarrow\\pi^0\

T. Matsumura; T. Shinkawa; H. Yokota; E. Iwai; T. K. Komatsubara; J. W. Lee; G. Y. Lim; J. Ma; T. Masuda; H. Nanjo; T. Nomura; Y. Odani; Y. D. Ri; K. Shiomi; Y. Sugiyama; S. Suzuki; M. Togawa; Y. Wah; H. Watanabe; T. Yamanaka

2014-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


121

Calibration and assessment of a unique standup moving detector whole body counter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

) Michael Wesley Mallett, B. S. , Texas A&M University; M. S. , Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. John W. Poston Hydro Nuclear Services, Inc. manufactured the Universal Body Counter, a unique in-vi vo system featuring a moving... the detector is offered as one solution to this problem. The Universal Body Counter is compared to other counters having similar features. Those whole body counters considered are the Canberra Accuscan II, the Helgeson Do-It-Yourself, and the Nuclear Data...

Mallett, Michael Wesley

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

122

Particle Lifetimes  

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

Reviewing Particle Lifetimes Reviewing Particle Lifetimes The lifetimes of elementary particles are statistical in nature. In a given sample, one particle might decay immediately, another in 1 nanosecond, yet another after 10 milliseconds, and still another in 50 years. What we call the lifetime is the time it takes for a sample to decay so 1/e (~30%) of the sample is left; after 2 lifetimes, 1/e2 of the sample is left, and so on. Take, for example, a sample of cosmic ray muons produced in the upper atmosphere. These muons, when observed at (relative) rest in the laboratory, have a mean lifetime T. Now, since particle decay is statistical in nature, the number of undecayed particles after a given time is a negative exponential function: N(t) = No e-t/T where N(t) is the number of muons at time t, No is the initial number of

123

Optical People Counting for Demand Controlled Ventilation: A Pilot Study of Counter Performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

at the California Energy Commission for project management.by the California Energy Commission Public Interest  Energy to the California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy

Fisk, William J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Optical Fibers Optics and Photonics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical Fibers Optics and Photonics Dr. Palffy-Muhoray Ines Busuladzic Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics The University of Akron April 21, 2008 #12;Outline · History of optical fibers · What are optical fibers? · How are optical fibers made? · Light propagation through optical fibers · Application

Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

125

Three-dimensional MHD simulations of counter-helicity spheromak merging in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Three-dimensional MHD simulations of counter-helicity spheromak merging in the Swarthmore Spheromak September 2011) Recent counter-helicity spheromak merging experiments in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment spheromak- and FRC-like characteristics. In this paper, the SSX merging process is studied in detail using

Brown, Michael R.

126

Knowing the Enemy: A Simulation of Terrorist Organizations and Counter-Terrorism Strategies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Knowing the Enemy: A Simulation of Terrorist Organizations and Counter-Terrorism Strategies Maksim@ece.cmu.edu Abstract Given the increasing threat of terrorism and spread of terrorist organizations, it is of vital: A Simulation of Terrorist Organizations and Counter-Terrorism Strategies Maksim Tsvetovat and Kathleen Carley

Sadeh, Norman M.

127

Single-ended counter-rotating radial turbine for space application  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A single-ended turbine with counter-rotating blades operating with sodium as the working fluid. The single-ended, counter-rotating feature of the turbine results in zero torque application to a space platform. Thus, maneuvering of the platform is not adversely affected by the turbine. 4 figs.

Coomes, E.P.; Wilson, D.G.; Webb, B.J.; McCabe, S.J.

1987-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

128

Possibilistic clustering approach to trackless ring Pattern Recognition in RICH counters  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The pattern recognition problem in Ring Imaging CHerenkov (RICH) counters concerns the identification of an unknown number of rings whose centers and radii are assumed to be unknown. In this paper we present an algorithm based on the possibilistic approach ... Keywords: 07.05.Mh, 29.40.Ka, 29.85.+c, Pattern recognition, Possibilistic clustering, RICH counters

A. M. Massone; L. Studer; F. Masulli

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Synthesis, Optical and Structural Characterization, and Exciton Dynamics of Doped ZnSe Nanocrystals and Simultaneous X-ray Emission Spectroscopy of Two Elements Using Energy Dispersive Spectrometer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

their fundamental optical and electronic properties infundamental properties of the particles’ electronic

Gul, Sheraz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Particle identification at an asymmetric B Factory  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Particle identification systems are an important component of any detector at a high-luminosity, asymmetric B Factory. In particular, excellent hadron identification is required to probe CP violation in B{sup 0} decays to CP eigenstates. The particle identification systems discussed below also provide help in separating leptons from hadrons at low momenta. We begin this chapter with a discussion of the physics motivation for providing particle identification, the inherent limitations due to interactions and decays in flight, and the requirements for hermiticity and angular coverage. A special feature of an asymmetric B Factory is the resulting asymmetry in the momentum distribution as a function of polar angle; this will also be quantified and discussed. In the next section the three primary candidates, time-of-flight (TOF), energy loss (dE/dx), and Cerenkov counters, both ring-imaging and threshold, will be briefly described and evaluated. Following this, one of the candidates, a long-drift Cerenkov ring-imaging device, is described in detail to provide a reference design. Design considerations for a fast RICH are then described. A detailed discussion of aerogel threshold counter designs and associated R D conclude the chapter. 56 refs., 64 figs., 13 tabs.

Coyle, P.; Eigen, G.; Hitlin, D.; Oddone, P.; Ratcliff, B.; Roe, N.; Va'vra, J.; Ypsilantis, T.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Optical behavior of algae particles in photobioreactors:.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Algae have been shown to be a promising source of potential biofuel, as well as other beneficial by products. The cultivation process of algae is… (more)

Hannis, K. G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

High energy charged particle optics computer programs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The computer programs TRANSPORT and TURTLE are described, with special emphasis on recent developments. TRANSPORT is a general matrix evaluation and fitting program. First and second-order transfer matrix elements, including those contributing to time-of-flight differences can be evaluated. Matrix elements of both orders can be fit, separately or simultaneously. Floor coordinates of the beam line may be calculated and included in any fits. Tables of results of misalignments, including effects of bilinear terms can be produced. Fringe fields and pole face rotation angles of bending magnets may be included and also adjusted automatically during the fitting process to produce rectangular magnets. A great variety of output options are available. TURTLE is a Monte Carlo program used to simulate beam line performance. It includes second-order terms and aperture constraints. Replacable subroutines allow an unliminated variety of input beam distributions, scattering algorithms, variables which can be histogrammed, and aperture shapes. Histograms of beam loss can also be produced. Rectangular zero-gradient bending magnets with proper circular trajectories, sagitta offsets, pole face rotation angles, and aperture constraints can be included. The effect of multiple components of quadrupoles up to 40 poles can be evaluated.

Carey, D.C.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Improved Technology To Prevent Nuclear Proliferation And Counter Nuclear Terrorism  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As the world moves into the 21st century, the possibility of greater reliance on nuclear energy will impose additional technical requirements to prevent proliferation. In addition to proliferation resistant reactors, a careful examination of the various possible fuel cycles from cradle to grave will provide additional technical and nonproliferation challenges in the areas of conversion, enrichment, transportation, recycling and waste disposal. Radiation detection technology and information management have a prominent role in any future global regime for nonproliferation. As nuclear energy and hence nuclear materials become an increasingly global phenomenon, using local technologies and capabilities facilitate incorporation of enhanced monitoring and detection on the regional level. Radiation detection technologies are an important tool in the prevention of proliferation and countering radiological/nuclear terrorism. A variety of new developments have enabled enhanced performance in terms of energy resolution, spatial resolution, passive detection, predictive modeling and simulation, active interrogation, and ease of operation and deployment in the field. For example, various gamma ray imaging approaches are being explored to combine spatial resolution with background suppression in order to enhance sensitivity many-fold at reasonable standoff distances and acquisition times. New materials and approaches are being developed in order to provide adequate energy resolution in field use without the necessity for liquid nitrogen. Different detection algorithms enable fissile materials to be distinguished from other radioisotopes.

Richardson, J; Yuldashev, B; Labov, S; Knapp, R

2006-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

134

Real-time multi-mode neutron multiplicity counter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Embodiments are directed to a digital data acquisition method that collects data regarding nuclear fission at high rates and performs real-time preprocessing of large volumes of data into directly useable forms for use in a system that performs non-destructive assaying of nuclear material and assemblies for mass and multiplication of special nuclear material (SNM). Pulses from a multi-detector array are fed in parallel to individual inputs that are tied to individual bits in a digital word. Data is collected by loading a word at the individual bit level in parallel, to reduce the latency associated with current shift-register systems. The word is read at regular intervals, all bits simultaneously, with no manipulation. The word is passed to a number of storage locations for subsequent processing, thereby removing the front-end problem of pulse pileup. The word is used simultaneously in several internal processing schemes that assemble the data in a number of more directly useable forms. The detector includes a multi-mode counter that executes a number of different count algorithms in parallel to determine different attributes of the count data.

Rowland, Mark S; Alvarez, Raymond A

2013-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

135

Nuclear Counter Effect of Silicon PIN Photodiode used in  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We investigated the nuclear counter effect of the silicon PIN photodiode mounted on a CsI(T`) crystal array as a result of the leakage of electromagnetic shower through the rear end of the crystal. Using 1 GeV and 2 GeV electron beams at KEK, we estimated its effect on the energy measurement by the CsI(T`) calorimeter of BELLE experiment. The results are found to be in good agreement with that of GEANT simulation and the expected effect for the BELLE calorimeter is negligible. 1 Introduction A high resolution electromagnetic calorimeter made by inorganic crystal scintillators with silicon PIN photodiode read out has been popular in recent high energy physics experiments [1]. In the BELLE experiment [2] at KEK B factory, we plan to use 8736 pieces of CsI(T`) crystals [3] each with two silicon PIN photodiodes [4]. The photodiode has 2 cm 2 sensitive area and is glued on the rear face of 30 cm long crystal. It has been pointed out that some of the electrons and photons in an electrom...

Csi Calorimeter; Belle Preprint; A. Satpathy; K. Tamai; M. Fukushima; D. Y. Kim; M. H. Lee

136

Certification of Plutonium Standards for KAMS Neutron Multiplicity Counter  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As part of the implementation of the PEIS record of decision in January of 1997, DOE will pursue two technologies to disposition fifty metric tons of its stockpile of plutonium. As a result of this and in order to expedite the closure of Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site in Colorado, DOE decided to use existing facilities at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for storing all material containing plutonium at KAMS. A neutron multiplicity counter was designed and built to carry out receipt verification measurement at the facility. Since the material covers a wide range and different levels of impurities, it is essential that we obtain a set of working standards. An agreement was drafted to select the first drums to be these standards. A plan was developed for the certification of these standards using Rocky Flat's existing nondestructive assay equipment. This paper will discuss the types of materials to be shipped to SRS, number of standards to certify for each type of material, and the certification plan. It will also discuss the activities necessary to determine the nuclear content of these working standards to be used at SRS facilities in support of shipment and receipt of the Pu containing materials. Definition of instrument qualifications, measurement control processes, measurement methodologies, and calculations necessary to report the gram quantities and their uncertainties for plutonium, americium-241, uranium-235 (if present) and neptunium-237 (if present) will also be presented.

Salaymeh, S.R.

2002-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

137

Optical Landau damping  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We study the transfer of energy from an optical potential to atomic and molecular gases and demonstrate that this process is analogous to collisionless Landau damping of electrostatic potentials in plasmas and gravitational potentials observed on astrophysical scales. We show that a signficant fraction of the light attenuation within a cavity can be attributed to this mechanism when the cavity is filled with a gas at high density. The resulting motion of particles created by optical Landau damping can be used to induce transport when a periodic potential produced by two counterpropagating high-intensity pulsed optical fields is used. Bulk drift of the gas also appears feasible even when the mean kinetic energy is much greater that the maximum optical potential.

Shneider, M.N.; Barker, P.F. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Department of Physics, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriott-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland (United Kingdom)

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

138

Multisection gas counters for spectral studies of weak pulse x-radiation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes two multisection gas counters for recording pulse x-radiation. The first design is a set of eight tandem cylindrical gas counters and the second design is a sixsection gas scintillation counter. These detectors measure the free path length of radiation in the gas filling them, form the measurement data using the maximum-liklihood method, and a computer satisfactorily reconstructs the x-ray spectra, when the total number of absorbed photons Np about 10/sup 2/ for one pulse with a duration of less than or equal to 1 usec.

Bogomolov, G.D.; Kravchenko, N.A.; Peskov, V.D.; Podolyak, E.R.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ONLINE PARTICLE PHYSICS INFORMATION 1.3. Particle Physics Information Platforms . . . . . . . . .14. Particle Physics Education and Outreach

Beringer, Juerg

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Review of Particle Physics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

11. Particle Physics Education Sites . . . . . . . . .ONLINE PARTICLE PHYSICS INFORMATION 1.11. Particle Physics Education Sites . . . . . . . . . . 12.

Nakamura, Kenzo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


141

Calibration methodology for proportional counters applied to yield measurements of a neutron burst  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper introduces a methodology for the yield measurement of a neutron burst using neutron proportional counters. This methodology is to be applied when single neutron events cannot be resolved in time by nuclear standard electronics, or when a continuous current cannot be measured at the output of the counter. The methodology is based on the calibration of the counter in pulse mode, and the use of a statistical model to estimate the number of detected events from the accumulated charge resulting from the detection of the burst of neutrons. The model is developed and presented in full detail. For the measurement of fast neutron yields generated from plasma focus experiments using a moderated proportional counter, the implementation of the methodology is herein discussed. An experimental verification of the accuracy of the methodology is presented. An improvement of more than one order of magnitude in the accuracy of the detection system is obtained by using this methodology with respect to previous calibration methods.

Tarifeño-Saldivia, Ariel, E-mail: atarifeno@cchen.cl, E-mail: atarisal@gmail.com; Pavez, Cristian; Soto, Leopoldo [Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile) [Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile); Center for Research and Applications in Plasma Physics and Pulsed Power, P4, Santiago (Chile); Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Andres Bello, Republica 220, Santiago (Chile); Mayer, Roberto E. [Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402AGP (Argentina)] [Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402AGP (Argentina)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

142

Trillion Particles,  

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

Trillion Trillion Particles, 120,000 cores, and 350 TBs: Lessons Learned from a Hero I/O Run on Hopper Surendra Byna ∗ , Andrew Uselton ∗ , Prabhat ∗ , David Knaak † , and Yun (Helen) He ∗ ∗ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. Email: {sbyna, acuselton, prabhat, yhe}@lbl.gov † Cray Inc., USA. Email: knaak@cray.com Abstract-Modern petascale applications can present a variety of configuration, runtime, and data management challenges when run at scale. In this paper, we describe our experiences in running VPIC, a large-scale plasma physics simulation, on the NERSC production Cray XE6 system Hopper. The simulation ran on 120,000 cores using ∼80% of computing resources, 90% of the available memory on each node and 50% of the Lustre scratch file system. Over two trillion particles were simulated for 23,000 timesteps, and 10 one-trillion particle dumps, each ranging between

143

Elementary Particles  

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

Elementary Particles Elementary Particles Elementary Particles Detectors Accelerators Visit World Labs For Children - for younger people Electric Forces & Fields For Children The Electric Force For Children Electric Force Fields For Children Charges and Fields For Children Vibrating Charges and Electromagnetic Waves Electrons For Older People The Discovery of the Electron Traveling Waves For Older People Waves and Wave-Like Motion For Children Catch the Wave For Children Vibrating Charges and Electromagnetic Waves For Children Electromagnetic Waves Standing Waves For Older People Physics 128 Lecture Standing Waves For Older People Resonance in Strings and Springs For Older People Standing Wave - 1st Harmonic For Older People Standing Wave - 2nd Harmonic Atom For Older People Bohr Atom

144

OPTICS5  

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

Optics5 (5.1.02) Knowledge Base Optics5 (5.1.02) Knowledge Base Last Updated: 09/11/13 Table of Contents INSTALLATION EXECUTION bullet ** Operating Systems -- Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista ** bullet ** Running Optics5 with Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista ** bullet ** Running Optics5 with Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista 64 bit ** Optics5 may not work correctly with regional/locale settings using "," as a decimal separator. bullet Which Windows operating systems can be used to run Optics? "Class Does Not Support Automation or Expected Interface" error message bullet How much hard disk space should be available to install Optics? Optics user manual bullet I receive a virus warning (nimda-virus) when installing Optics. What should I do? NFRC Procedure for Applied Films bullet I have installed Optics but I can't find the program or the icon.

145

Plutonium Measurements with a Fast-Neutron Multiplicity Counter for Nuclear Safeguards Applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Measurements were performed at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy to field test a fast-neutron multiplicity counter developed at the University of Michigan. The measurements allowed the illustration of the system’s photon discrimination abilities, efficiency when measuring neutron multiplicity, ability to characterize 240Pueff mass, and performance relative to a currently deployed neutron coincidence counter. This work is motivated by the need to replace and improve upon 3He neutron detection systems for nuclear safeguards applications.

Jennifer L. Dolan; Marek Flaska; Alexis Poitrasson-Riviere; Andreas Enqvist; Paolo Peerani; David L. Chichester; Sara A. Pozzi

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

The Particle Adventure | How do we experiment with tiny particles? | What  

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

What makes particles go in a circle? What makes particles go in a circle? What makes particles go in a circle? To keep any object going in a circle, there needs to be a constant force on that object towards the center of the circle. In a circular accelerator, an electric field makes the charged particle accelerate, while large magnets provide the necessary inward force to bend the particle's path in a circle. (In the image to the left, the particle's velocity is represented by the white arrow, while the inward force supplied by the magnet is the yellow arrow.) The presence of a magnetic field does not add or subtract energy from the particles. The magnetic field only bends the particles' paths along the arc of the accelerator. Magnets are also used to direct charged particle beams toward targets and to "focus" the beams, just as optical lenses focus light.

147

Optics and Photonics in Solar Thermal Energy Technologies  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The complex optical diagnostics employed in the development and application of solar thermal and wind energy technologies are reviewed, with application in particle receivers, solar...

Nathan, G J 'Gus'; Alwahabi, Zeyad; Dally, Bassam B; Medwell, Paul R; Arjomandi, Maziar; Sun, Zhiwei; Lau, Timothy C; van Eyk, Philip

148

Atmospheric Aerosols Aging Involving Organic Compounds and Impacts on Particle Properties  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

) and chemical reactions (oxidation of particles by gas-phase oxidants and heterogeneous reactions between gas molecules and particles).5 For example, when initially formed, soot particles are hydrophobic and fractal in morphology, with low effective density... particles have a ? value of 1.0; whereas fractal ones will have ? > 1.0. Measurements of Aerosol Optical Properties The optical system consisted of a commercial integrating Nephelometer (Model 3563, TSI) and a CRDS connected in series.20 The particles...

Qiu, Chong

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Optical ionization detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical ionization detector wherein a beam of light is split so that one arm passes through a fiber optics and the other arm passes through a gas-filled region, and uses interferometry to detect density changes in a gas when charged particles pass through it. The gas-filled region of the detector is subjected to a high electric field and as a charged particle traverses this gas region electrons are freed from the cathode and accelerated so as to generate an electron avalanche which is collected on the anode. The gas density is effected by the electron avalanche formation and if the index or refraction is proportional to the gas density the index will change accordingly. The detector uses this index change by modulating the one arm of the split light beam passing through the gas, with respect to the other arm that is passed through the fiber optic. Upon recombining of the beams, interference fringe changes as a function of the index change indicates the passage of charged particles through the gaseous medium. 3 figures.

Wuest, C.R.; Lowry, M.E.

1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

150

Optical ionization detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical ionization detector wherein a beam of light is split so that one arm passes through a fiber optics and the other arm passes through a gas-filled region, and uses interferometry to detect density changes in a gas when charged particles pass through it. The gas-filled region of the detector is subjected to a high electric field and as a charged particle traverses this gas region electrons are freed from the cathode and accelerated so as to generate an electron avalanche which is collected on the anode. The gas density is effected by the electron avalanche formation and if the index or refraction is proportional to the gas density the index will change accordingly. The detector uses this index change by modulating the one arm of the split light beam passing through the gas, with respect to the other arm that is passed through the fiber optic. Upon recombining of the beams, interference fringe changes as a function of the index change indicates the passage of charged particles through the gaseous medium.

Wuest, Craig R. (Danville, CA); Lowry, Mark E. (Castro Valley, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Nonimaging Optics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The nonimaging optical system, by definition, does not produce an image of the light source. Instead, it is designed to concentrate radiation at a density as high as theoretically possible. Nonimaging optics h...

Dr. Ralf Leutz; Dr. Akio Suzuki

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Optical Switch  

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

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

153

Development of High Precision Timing Counter Based on Plastic Scintillator with SiPM Readout  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High-time-resolution counters based on plastic scintillator with silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) readout have been developed for applications to high energy physics experiments for which relatively large-sized counters are required. We have studied counter sizes up to $120\\times40\\times5$ mm^3 with series connection of multiple SiPMs to increase the sensitive area and thus achieve better time resolution. A readout scheme with analog shaping and digital waveform analysis is optimized to achieve the highest time resolution. The timing performance is measured using electrons from a Sr-90 radioactive source, comparing different scintillators, counter dimensions, and types of near-ultraviolet sensitive SiPMs. As a result, a resolution of $\\sigma =42 \\pm 2$ ps at 1 MeV energy deposition is obtained for counter size $60\\times 30 \\times 5$ mm^3 with three SiPMs ($3\\times3$ mm^2 each) at each end of the scintillator. The time resolution improves with the number of photons detected by the SiPMs. The SiPMs from Hamamatsu Photonics give the best time resolution because of their high photon detection efficiency in the near-ultraviolet region. Further improvement is possible by increasing the number of SiPMs attached to the scintillator.

Paolo W. Cattaneo; Matteo De Gerone; Flavio Gatti; Miki Nishimura; Wataru Ootani; Massimo Rossella; Yusuke Uchiyama

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

154

Design and development of a 3He replacement safeguards neutron counter based on 10B-lined proportional detector technology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This presentation represents an overview of the experimental evaluation of a boron-lined proportional technology performed within an NA-241 sponsored project on testing of boron-lined proportional counters for the purpose of replacement of {sup 3}He technologies. The presented boron-lined technology will be utilized in a design of a full scale safeguards neutron coincidence counter. The design considerations and the Monte Carlo performance predictions for the counter are also presented.

Henzlova, Daniela [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Evans, Louise [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Menlove, Howard O. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rael, Carlos D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Isaac P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Marlow, Johnna B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

155

Magnus force effect in optical manipulation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The effect of the Magnus force in optical micromanipulation has been observed. An ad hoc experiment has been designed based on a one-dimensional optical trap that carries angular momentum. The observed particle dynamics reveals the occurrence of this hydrodynamic force, which is neglected in the common approach. Its measured value is larger than the one predicted by the existing theoretical models for micrometric particles and low Reynolds number, showing that the Magnus force can contribute to unconventional optohydrodynamic trapping and manipulation.

Cipparrone, Gabriella; Pagliusi, Pasquale [Dipartimento di Fisica and Centro di Eccellenza CEMIF.CAL, University of Calabria, Ponte P. Bucci, Cubo 33B, I-87036 Rende (Italy); Istituto per i Processi Chimici e Fisici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Ponte P. Bucci, Cubo 33B, I-87036 Rende (Italy); Hernandez, Raul Josue; Provenzano, Clementina [Dipartimento di Fisica and Centro di Eccellenza CEMIF.CAL, University of Calabria, Ponte P. Bucci, Cubo 33B, I-87036 Rende (Italy)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

156

the Fractional Flotation of Flotation Column Particles Opportunity  

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

Enhancing Selectivity and Recovery in Enhancing Selectivity and Recovery in the Fractional Flotation of Flotation Column Particles Opportunity Although research is currently inactive on the patented technology "Method for Enhancing Selectivity and Recovery in the Fractional Flotation of Flotation Column Particles," the technology is available for licensing from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Disclosed in this patent is a method of particle separation from a feed stream comprised of particles of varying hydrophobicity by injecting the feed stream directly into the froth zone of a vertical flotation column in the presence of a counter-current reflux stream. The current invention allows the height of the feed stream injection and the reflux ratio to be

157

Fermilab | Science | Particle Accelerators  

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

Particle Accelerators Main Injector As America's particle physics laboratory, Fermilab operates and builds powerful particle accelerators for investigating the smallest things...

158

Statistics of particle time-temperature histories.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Particles in non - isothermal turbulent flow are subject to a stochastic environment tha t produces a distribution of particle time - temperature histories. This distribution is a function of the dispersion of the non - isothermal (continuous) gas phase and the distribution of particles relative to that gas phase. In this work we extend the one - dimensional turbulence (ODT) model to predict the joint dispersion of a dispersed particle phase and a continuous phase. The ODT model predicts the turbulent evolution of continuous scalar fields with a model for the cascade of fluctuations to smaller sc ales (the 'triplet map') at a rate that is a function of the fully resolved one - dimens ional velocity field . Stochastic triplet maps also drive Lagrangian particle dispersion with finite Stokes number s including inertial and eddy trajectory - crossing effect s included. Two distinct approaches to this coupling between triplet maps and particle dispersion are developed and implemented along with a hybrid approach. An 'instantaneous' particle displacement model matches the tracer particle limit and provide s an accurate description of particle dispersion. A 'continuous' particle displacement m odel translates triplet maps into a continuous velocity field to which particles respond. Particles can alter the turbulence, and modifications to the stochastic rate expr ession are developed for two - way coupling between particles and the continuous phase. Each aspect of model development is evaluated in canonical flows (homogeneous turbulence, free - shear flows and wall - bounded flows) for which quality measurements are ava ilable. ODT simulations of non - isothermal flows provide statistics for particle heating. These simulations show the significance of accurately predicting the joint statistics of particle and fluid dispersion . Inhomogeneous turbulence coupled with the in fluence of the mean flow fields on particles of varying properties alter s particle dispersion. The joint particle - temperature dispersion leads to a distribution of temperature histories predicted by the ODT . Predictions are shown for the lower moments an d the full distributions of the particle positions, particle - observed gas temperatures and particle temperatures. An analysis of the time scales affecting particle - temperature interactions covers Lagrangian integral time scales based on temperature autoco rrelations, rates of temperature change associated with particle motion relative to the temperature field and rates of diffusional change of temperatures. These latter two time scales have not been investigated previously; they are shown to be strongly in termittent having peaked distributions with long tails. The logarithm of the absolute value of these time scales exhibits a distribution closer to normal. A cknowledgements This work is supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under their Counter - Weapons of Mass Destruction Basic Research Program in the area of Chemical and Biological Agent Defeat under award number HDTRA1 - 11 - 4503I to Sandia National Laboratories. The authors would like to express their appreciation for the guidance provi ded by Dr. Suhithi Peiris to this project and to the Science to Defeat Weapons of Mass Destruction program.

Hewson, John C.; Lignell, David O.; Sun, Guangyuan

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Fermilab | Science | Particle Physics | Benefits of Particle...  

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

Benefits of Particle Physics photo Each generation of particle accelerators and detectors builds on the previous one, raising the potential for discovery and pushing the level of...

160

COO-3072-119 RESULTS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A BROAD BAND FOCUSSING CHERENKOV COUNTER*  

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

3072-119 3072-119 ^ RESULTS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A BROAD BAND FOCUSSING CHERENKOV COUNTER* Sherman,"'"'' R. C. W e b b , ' ' ' " ' ' " ' " M. ^.otov-~ S C i i v ^ ^ - - ^ - ^ Cester, V. L. Fitch, A. Montag, S. Sherman, R. C. Webb, M. S. Witherell Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N. J. 085A4 Abstract The field of ring imaging (broad band differential) Cherenkov detectors-^ has become a very active area of interest in detector development at several high energy physics laboratories. Our group has previously report- ed2 on a method of Cherenkov ring imaging for a counter with large momentum and angular acceptance using stan- dard photo multipliers. Recently, we have applied this technique to the design of a set of Cherenkov counters

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


161

U.S., China Partner to Counter Nuclear Smuggling | Department of Energy  

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

Partner to Counter Nuclear Smuggling Partner to Counter Nuclear Smuggling U.S., China Partner to Counter Nuclear Smuggling January 19, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON D.C. - The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China that paves the way for the establishment of a radiation detection training center in Qinhuangdao, China. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and Vice Minister SUN Yibiao of the General Administration of China Customs signed the MOU in a ceremony at DOE headquarters in Washington. The signed comes as part of Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit to Washington, DC. "This agreement represents the shared commitment of both the United States and China to enhance global peace and security by working to prevent

162

The counting of naturally occuring radiocarbon in the form of benzene in a liquid scintillation counter  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A counting system is described for C14 dating with a benzene scintillator solution. The single photomultiplier counter used is relatively simple and reliable. Different sizes and forms of the counting solution containers were investigated. A 6 ml cell with a background of 4?0 counts/min and a 45 per cent detection efficiency is recommended for routine C14 dating. A 60 ml cell with a background of 14?6 counts/min and a 45 per cent detection efficiency is capable of dating samples as old as 57,500 years (4 ? statistics, 48 hr counting). The calibration and operation of the counter is discussed. On comparison with standard gas counter methods, it is suggested that routine C14 dating by the benzene method is preferable in those cases where the laboratory personnel are more skilled in chemical manipulations than electronic technique.

C. Leger; M.A. Tamers

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Cross strip microchannel plate imaging photon counters with high time resolution  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We have implemented cross strip readout microchannel plate detectors in 18 mm active area format including open face (UV/particle) and sealed tube (optical) configurations. These have been tested with a field programmable gate array based parallel channel electronics for event encoding which can process high input event rates (> 5 MHz) with high spatial resolution. Using small pore MCPs (6 {micro}m) operated in a pair, we achieve gains of >5 x 10{sup 5} which is sufficient to provide spatial resolution of <35 {micro}m FHWM, with self triggered event timing accuracy of {approx}2 ns for sealed tube optical sensors. A peak quantum efficiency of {approx}19% at 500 nm has been achieved with SuperGenII photocathodes that have response over the 400 nm to 900 nm range. Local area counting rates of up to >200 events/mcp pore sec{sup -1} have been attained, along with image linearity and stability to better than 50 {micro}m.

Stonehill, Laura C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shirey, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rabin, Michael W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thompson, David C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Siegmund, Oswald H W [U.C. BERKELEY; Vallerga, John V [U.C. BERKELEY; Tremsin, Anton S [U.C. BERKELEY

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Characterization and performance evaluation of a new passive neutron albedo reactivity counter for safeguards measurements  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract A prototype 3He-based Passive Neutron Albedo Reactivity (PNAR) counter was developed and tested at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in collaboration with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to measure the fissile content in electrochemical recycling (ER) product materials. The counter consists of 16 3He cylindrical gas-filled proportional counters at 4 atm of pressure embedded in high-density polyethylene. In this work, experimental measurements were performed at LANL to characterize the performance of the PNAR counter using surrogate materials for the uranium metal ingot. The purpose of these experiments was to: 1) measure the operating and calibration parameters of the PNAR counter (e.g. efficiency profiles, coincidence gate fractions, die-away time) and 2) evaluate the accuracy and sensitivity of the PNAR method and the time correlated induced fission (TCIF) method for quantifying the 235U mass in PWR fresh LEU fuel rods and Materials Testing Reactor (MTR) HEU fuel plates. A small 244Cm reference source (13,373 n/s) was placed in the center of the fuel rods and fuel plates to simulate spontaneous fission from sub-ppm (parts per million) levels of Cm contamination in the U ingot. In order to compare the relative accuracy of the PNAR and TCIF methods for quantifying 235U mass, calibration curves were generated for the net doubles rate and the doubles Cd ratio using the Deming software. The results from this experiment will be used to obtain a better understanding of the sensitivity of the PNAR and TCIF methods for samples with low neutron multiplication. Furthermore, this experimental measurement data will also help inform safeguards research and development (R&D) efforts on the viability of nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques and detector designs for quantifying fissile content in ER product materials. Future work will include performing measurements with the PNAR counter on small samples of U/TRU materials.

Adrienne M. LaFleur; Seong-Kyu Ahn; Howard O. Menlove; Michael C. Browne; Ho-Dong Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Nanometer Particles: Modern Methods of Research  

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

Nanometer Particles: Modern Methods of Research Nanometer Particles: Modern Methods of Research Speaker(s): Rashid Mavliev Date: August 10, 1999 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Sextro "Nanometer particles" (with diameter below 50 - 100 nm) have attracted attention during recent years because of their increasing role in industries such as powder technology and semiconductors. They also play a critical role in atmospheric processes. At this size range the properties of particles are different from those of bulk materials and single molecules. This promises new technological innovations and potential scientific discoveries. At the same time it makes the detection and characterization of such particles imperative. Optical methods, which allow for simultaneous measurement of size and concentration of particles

166

Conducting polymers based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Conducting polymer films were synthesized and employed as an alternative to expensive platinum counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) thin films were spin-coated and polypyrrole films were electrochemically deposited via cyclic voltammetry method on ITO substrates. The morphology of the films were imaged by SEM and AFM. These films show good catalytic activity towards triiodide reduction as compared to Pt/FTO electrodes. Finally the photovoltaic performance of DSSC fabricated using N3 dye were compared with PT/FTO, PEDOT/ITO, and e-PPy counter electrodes.

Veerender, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com; Saxena, Vibha, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com; Gusain, Abhay, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com; Jha, P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com; Koiry, S. P., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com; Chauhan, A. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com; Aswal, D. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com; Gupta, S. K., E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com, E-mail: veeru1009@gmail.com [Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai - 400085 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

167

Near-Field Magneto-Optical Microscope  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device and method for mapping magnetic fields of a sample at a resolution less than the wavelength of light without altering the magnetic field of the sample is disclosed. A device having a tapered end portion with a magneto-optically active particle positioned at the distal end thereof in communication with a fiber optic for transferring incoming linearly polarized light from a source thereof to the particle and for transferring reflected light from the particle is provided. The fiber optic has a reflective material trapping light within the fiber optic and in communication with a light detector for determining the polarization of light reflected from the particle as a function of the strength and direction of the magnetic field of the sample. Linearly polarized light from the source thereof transferred to the particle positioned proximate the sample is affected by the magnetic field of the sample sensed by the particle such that the difference in polarization of light entering and leaving the particle is due to the magnetic field of the sample. Relative movement between the particle and sample enables mapping.

Vlasko-Vlasov, Vitalii; Welp, Ulrich; and Crabtree, George W.

2005-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

168

Near Field Magneto-Optical Microscope  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device and method for mapping magnetic fields of a sample at a resolution less than the wavelength of light without altering the magnetic field of the sample is disclosed. A device having a tapered end portion with a magneto-optically active particle positioned at the distal end thereof in communication with a fiber optic for transferring incoming linearly polarized light from a source thereof to the particle and for transferring reflected light from the particle is provided. The fiber optic has a reflective material trapping light within the fiber optic and in communication with a light detector for determining the polarization of light reflected from the particle as a function of the strength and direction of the magnetic field of the sample. Linearly polarized light from the source thereof transferred to the particle positioned proximate the sample is affected by the magnetic field of the sample sensed by the particle such that the difference in polarization of light entering and leaving the particle is due to the magnetic field of the sample. Relative movement between the particle and sample enables mapping.

Vlasko-Vlasov, Vitalii K. (Downers Grove, IL); Welp, Ulrich (Lisle, IL); Crabtree, George W. (Chicago, IL)

2005-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

169

E-Print Network 3.0 - apply virus-containing particles Sample...  

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

3732 APPLIED OPTICS Vol. 40... -nm particle is equivalent in vol- ume to ... Source: French, Roger H. - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of...

170

Search milli-charged particles at SLAC  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Particles with electric charge q {triple_bond} Qe {le} 10{sup -3} e and masses in the range 1-1000 MeV/c{sup 2} are not excluded by present experiments or by astrophysical or cosmological arguments. A beam dump experiment uniquely suited to the detection of such {open_quotes}milli-charged{close_quotes} particles has been carried out at SLAC, utilizing the short-duration pulses of the SLC electron beam to establish a tight coincidence window for the signal. The detector, a large scintillation counter sensitive to very small energy depositions, provided much greater sensitivity than previous searches. Analysis of the data leads to the exclusion of a substantial portion of the charge-mass plane. In this report, a preliminary mass-dependent upper limit is presented for the charge of milli-charged particles, ranging from Q = 1.7 x 10{sup -5} at milli-charged particle mass 0.1 MeV/c{sup 2} to Q = 9.5 x 10{sup -4} at 100 MeV/c{sup 2}.

Langeveld, W.G.J. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

OPTICS 5  

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

OPTICS (Version 5.1.02) OPTICS (Version 5.1.02) Release notes NOTE: See the Optics Knowledge Base for how to run this version of Optics on the Microsoft Vista and Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems March 5, 2003: Release Maintenance Pack 2 New ! January 7, 2003: Release Maintenance Pack 1 October 23, 2002: Release Optics 5.1.01 September 27, 2002: Release Optics 5.1.00 (only released on CDs at NFRC Annual Fall Meeting) Release notes Maintenance Pack 2 Bug fixes: New features: bullet Applied films that were created could not be saved or exported. This has been fixed. bullet Exporting glazing systems generated a message that the operation failed because the glazing system type is unknown. Glazing systems can now be exported to file (e.g. to view the spectral data), but the structure information will be lost.

172

Optical Magnetism  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Magnetic dipole radiation one fourth as intense as electric dipole radiation, as well as a novel nonlinear magneto-optical effect are reported in dielectric media.

Oliveira, Samuel L; Rand, Stephen C

173

Two position optical element actuator device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is a two position optical element actuator device utilizing a powered means to hold an actuation arm, to which an optical element is attached, in a first position. A non-powered means drives the actuation arm to a second position, when the powered means ceases to receive power. The optical element may be a electromagnetic (EM) radiation or particle source, an instrument, or EM radiation or particle transmissive, reflective or absorptive elements. A bearing is used to transfer motion and smoothly transition the actuation arm from the first to second position.

Holdener, Fred R. (Tracy, CA); Boyd, Robert D. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Bi-stable optical element actuator device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is a bistable optical element actuator device utilizing a powered means to move an actuation arm, to which an optical element is attached, between two stable positions. A non-powered means holds the actuation arm in either of the two stable positions. The optical element may be a electromagnetic (EM) radiation or particle source, an instrument, or EM radiation or particle transmissive reflective or absorptive elements. A bearing is used to transfer motion and smoothly transition the actuation arm between the two stable positions.

Holdener, Fred R. (Tracy, CA); Boyd, Robert D. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Optical Expanders with Applications in Optical Computing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical Expanders with Applications in Optical Computing John H. Reif Akitoshi Yoshida July 20, 1999 Abstract We describe and investigate an optical system which we call an optical expander. An optical expander elec- trooptically expands an optical boolean pattern encoded in d bits into an optical

Reif, John H.

176

Nitrogen-doped graphene as transparent counter electrode for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? NG sheets are prepared through a hydrothermal reduction of graphite oxide. ? The transparent NG counter electrodes of DSCs are fabricated at room temperature. ? Transparent NG electrode exhibits excellent catalytic activity for the reduction of I{sub 3}{sup ?}. ? The DSC with NG electrode achieves a comparable efficiency to that of the Pt-based cell. ? The efficiency of rear illumination is about 85% that of front illumination. -- Abstract: Nitrogen-doped graphene sheets are prepared through a hydrothermal reduction of graphite oxide in the presence of ammonia and applied to fabricate the transparent counter electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells. The atomic percentage of nitrogen in doped graphene sample is about 2.5%, and the nitrogen bonds display pyridine and pyrrole-like configurations. Cyclic voltammetry studies demonstrate a much higher electrocatalytic activity toward I{sup ?}/I{sub 3}{sup ?} redox reaction for nitrogen-doped graphene, as compared with pristine graphene. The dye-sensitized solar cell with this transparent nitrogen-doped graphene counter electrode shows conversion efficiencies of 6.12% and 5.23% corresponding to front-side and rear-side illumination, respectively. Meanwhile, the cell with a Pt counter electrode shows a conversion efficiency of 6.97% under the same experimental condition. These promising results highlight the potential application of nitrogen-doped graphene in cost-effective, transparent dye-sensitized solar cells.

Wang, Guiqiang, E-mail: wgqiang123@163.com [School of Chemical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049 (China)] [School of Chemical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049 (China); Fang, Yanyan; Lin, Yuan [Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100080 (China)] [Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100080 (China); Xing, Wei; Zhuo, Shuping [School of Chemical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049 (China)] [School of Chemical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049 (China)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

177

Virtual monotonic counters and count-limited objects using a TPM without a trusted OS  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A trusted monotonic counter is a valuable primitive that enables a wide variety of highly scalable offline and decentralized applications that would otherwise be prone to replay attacks, including offline payment, e-wallets, virtual trusted storage, ... Keywords: certified execution, e-wallet memory integrity checking, key delegation, stored-value, trusted storage

Luis F. G. Sarmenta; Marten van Dijk; Charles W. O'Donnell; Jonathan Rhodes; Srinivas Devadas

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Safety Analysis of an Airbag System using Probabilistic FMEA and Probabilistic Counter Examples  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Safety Analysis of an Airbag System using Probabilistic FMEA and Probabilistic Counter Examples Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a technique to reason about possible system hazards that result from system or system component failures. Traditionally, FMEA does not take the probabilities

Leue, Stefan

179

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE DESIGN OF A DUCTED COUNTER-ROTATING AXIAL FLOW FANS SYSTEM  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

[] Number of blades FR [] Front rotor R [mm] Blade radius RR [] Rear rotor CRS [] Counter-rotating system W to a conventional rotor or to a rotor-stator stage. The study of the variation of the rotation rates ratio show of the axial distance be- tween rotors does not seem to change the overall per- formances. This system has thus

Boyer, Edmond

180

Tri-Met's Experience With Automatic Passenger Counter and Automatic Vehicle Location Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Tri-Met's Experience With Automatic Passenger Counter and Automatic Vehicle Location Systems James includes Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) using a satellite-based global positioning system (GPS); · Voice for temporary data storage, a vehicle control head displaying schedule adherence to operators, detection

Bertini, Robert L.

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


181

Statistics of counter-streaming solar wind suprathermal electrons at solar minimum: STEREO observations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Statistics of counter-streaming solar wind suprathermal electrons at solar minimum: STEREO, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada 6 Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA Abstract. Previous work has shown that solar wind suprathermal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

182

Carbon monoxide-silicon carbide interaction in HTGR fuel particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The corrosion of the coating-layers of silicon carbide (SiC) by carbon monoxide (CO) was observed in irradiated Triso-coated uranium dioxide particles, used in high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, by optical ...

Kazuo Minato; Toru Ogawa; Satoru Kashimura; Kousaku Fukuda…

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Optical Glass  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... space of time. In the forefront of such vital industries is the manufacture of optical glass. However great the other resources in men and material may be, it would be ... be, it would be quite impossible to wage successful warfare without adequate supplies of optical glass ior binocular field- ...

1919-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

184

Fiber optic coupled optical sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A displacement sensor includes a first optical fiber for radiating light to a target, and a second optical fiber for receiving light from the target. The end of the first fiber is adjacent and not axially aligned with the second fiber end. A lens focuses light from the first fiber onto the target and light from the target onto the second fiber.

Fleming, Kevin J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

The fluctuation energy balance in non-suspended fluid-mediated particle transport  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Here we compare two extreme regimes of non-suspended fluid-mediated particle transport, transport in light and heavy fluids ("saltation" and "bedload", respectively), regarding their particle fluctuation energy balance. From direct numerical simulations, we surprisingly find that the ratio between collisional and fluid drag dissipation of fluctuation energy is significantly larger in saltation than in bedload, even though the contribution of interparticle collisions to transport of momentum and energy is much smaller in saltation due to the low concentration of particles in the transport layer. We conclude that the much higher frequency of high-energy particle-bed impacts ("splash") in saltation is the cause for this counter-intuitive behavior. Moreover, from a comparison of these simulations to Particle Tracking Velocimetry measurements which we performed in a wind tunnel under steady transport of fine and coarse sand, we find that turbulent fluctuations of the flow produce particle fluctuation energy at an ...

Pähtz, Thomas; Ho, Tuan-Duc; Valance, Alexandre; Kok, Jasper F

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Optical sedimentation recorder  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A robotic optical sedimentation recorder is described for the recordation of carbon flux in the oceans wherein both POC and PIC particles are captured at the open end of a submersible sampling platform, the captured particles allowed to drift down onto a collection plate where they can be imaged over time. The particles are imaged using three separate light sources, activated in sequence, one source being a back light, a second source being a side light to provide dark field illumination, and a third source comprising a cross polarized light source to illuminate birefringent particles. The recorder in one embodiment is attached to a buoyancy unit which is capable upon command for bringing the sedimentation recorder to a programmed depth below the ocean surface during recordation mode, and on command returning the unit to the ocean surface for transmission of recorded data and receipt of new instructions. The combined unit is provided with its own power source and is designed to operate autonomously in the ocean for extended periods of time.

Bishop, James K.B.

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

187

Nonlinear optics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Nicolaas Bloembergen, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1981), wrote Nonlinear Optics in 1964, when the field of nonlinear optics was only three years old. The available literature has since grown by at least three orders of magnitude.The vitality of Nonlinear Optics is evident from the still-growing number of scientists and engineers engaged in the study of new nonlinear phenomena and in the development of new nonlinear devices in the field of opto-electronics. This monograph should be helpful in providing a historical introduction and a general background of basic ideas both for expe

Bloembergen, Nicolaas

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Extending the Use of Evacuation Simulators to Support Counter Terrorism: Using Models of Human Behaviour to Coordinate Emergency Responses to Improvised Explosive Devices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Extending the Use of Evacuation Simulators to Support Counter Terrorism: Using Models of Human; evacuation; security; counter terrorism Abstract Software simulations have been widely used to model the risk assessments that drive counter terrorism. Two key areas are discussed; changes in the human

Johnson, Chris

189

Optical Expanders with Applications in Optical Computing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical Expanders with Applications in Optical Computing John H. Reif \\Lambda Akitoshi Yoshida \\Lambda July 20, 1999 Abstract We describe and investigate an optical system which we call an optical expander. An optical expander elec­ trooptically expands an optical boolean pattern encoded in d bits

Reif, John H.

190

Boron doping a semiconductor particle  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method (10,30) of boron doping a semiconductor particle using boric acid to obtain a p-type doped particle. Either silicon spheres or silicon powder is mixed with a diluted solution of boric acid having a predetermined concentration. The spheres are dried (16), with the boron film then being driven (18) into the sphere. A melt procedure mixes the driven boron uniformly throughout the sphere. In the case of silicon powder, the powder is metered out (38) into piles and melted/fused (40) with an optical furnace. Both processes obtain a p-type doped silicon sphere with desired resistivity. Boric acid is not a restricted chemical, is inexpensive, and does not pose any special shipping, handling, or disposal requirements.

Stevens, Gary Don (18912 Ravenglen Ct., Dallas, TX 75287); Reynolds, Jeffrey Scott (703 Horizon, Murphy, TX 75094); Brown, Louanne Kay (2530 Poplar Tr., Garland, TX 75042)

1998-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

191

Numerical Investigation of Light Scattering by Atmospheric Particles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

relatively small particles) is combined with the im- proved geometric-optics method (IGOM) that is only applicable for large particles. The Koch-fractal geometry is introduced to model the light scattering properties of aerosol, and performs an excellent job...

Liu, Chao

2013-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

192

Particle Physics Booklet 2008  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

212 25. Accelerator physics of colliders ? 26. High-energythe full Review. PARTICLE PHYSICS BOOKLET TABLE OF CONTENTSrev. ) Summary Tables of Particle Physics Gauge and Higgs

et al., C. Amsler

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Nuclear and Particle Futures  

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

Nuclear and Particle Futures Nuclear and Particle Futures The Lab's four Science Pillars harness capabilities for solutions to threats- on national and global scales. Contacts...

194

Radiative Effects of Dust Aerosols, Natural Cirrus Clouds and Contrails: Broadband Optical Properties and Sensitivity Studies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This dissertation aims to study the broadband optical properties and radiative effects of dust aerosols and ice clouds. It covers three main topics: the uncertainty of dust optical properties and radiative effects from the dust particle shape...

Yi, Bingqi

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

195

Geometrical Optics of Dense Aerosols  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Assembling a free-standing, sharp-edged slab of homogeneous material that is much denser than gas, but much more rare ed than a solid, is an outstanding technological challenge. The solution may lie in focusing a dense aerosol to assume this geometry. However, whereas the geometrical optics of dilute aerosols is a well-developed fi eld, the dense aerosol limit is mostly unexplored. Yet controlling the geometrical optics of dense aerosols is necessary in preparing such a material slab. Focusing dense aerosols is shown here to be possible, but the nite particle density reduces the eff ective Stokes number of the flow, a critical result for controlled focusing. __________________________________________________

Hay, Michael J.; Valeo, Ernest J.; Fisch, Nathaniel J.

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

196

Simulations of Lithium-Based Neutron Coincidence Counter for Gd-Loaded Fuel  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safeguards and Security (NA-241) is supporting the project Lithium-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology Coincidence Counting for Gd-loaded Fuels at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the development of a lithium-based neutron coincidence counter for nondestructively assaying Gd loaded nuclear fuel. This report provides results from MCNP simulations of a lithium-based coincidence counter for the possible measurement of Gd-loaded nuclear fuel. A comparison of lithium-based simulations and UNCL-II simulations with and without Gd loaded fuel is provided. A lithium-based model, referred to as PLNS3A-R1, showed strong promise for assaying Gd loaded fuel.

Cowles, Christian C.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Siciliano, Edward R.

2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

197

Reporting Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Medications, and Dietary Supplements (ORISE 08-NSEM-0227, 2008)  

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

Reporting Reporting Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Medications, and Dietary Supplements Human Reliability Program U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety and Security Office of Departmental Personnel Security Contents of this brochure are based on 10 CFR Part 712, Human Reliability Program; however, the information presented herein in no way supersedes or has precedence over the provisions of that regulation as published or amended. Table of contents Introduction.......................................................................................................................................1 Prescription drugs .............................................................................................................................1

198

COUNTER PROPAGATION OF ELECTRON AND CO2 LASER BEAMS IN A PLASMA CHANNEL.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A high-energy CO{sub 2} laser is channeled in a capillary discharge. Occurrence of guiding conditions at a relatively low plasma density (<10{sup 18} cm{sup -3}) is confirmed by MHD simulations. Divergence of relativistic electron beam changes depending on the plasma density. Counter-propagation of the electron and laser beams inside the plasma channel results in intense x-ray generation.

HIROSE,T.; POGORELSKY,I.V.; BEN ZVI,I.; YAKIMENKO,V.; KUSCHE,K.; SIDDONS,P.; KUMITA,T.; KAMIYA,Y.; ZIGLER,A.; GREENBERG,B.; ET AL

2002-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

199

Countering the Master Narrative: Muslims and Islam in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?Countering the Master Narrative: Muslims and Islam in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Comics.? Rebecca Hankins Science Fiction Symposium-April 15, 2010 The influence that science fiction, fantasy and comic literature has and continues to have... Nights to the time-travel stories of the 19th century Egyptian, al-Muwaylihi, to the obvious borrowing of Islamic themes by contemporary writers, movie scripts, and music. Rebecca Carol Johnson, Richard Maxwell, and Katie Trumpener?s article, The Arabian...

Hankins, Rebecca; Hankins, Rebecca

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

200

Countering the Master Narrative: Muslims and Islam in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?Countering the Master Narrative: Muslims and Islam in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Comics.? Rebecca Hankins Science Fiction Symposium-April 15, 2010 The influence that science fiction, fantasy and comic literature has and continues to have... Nights to the time-travel stories of the 19th century Egyptian, al-Muwaylihi, to the obvious borrowing of Islamic themes by contemporary writers, movie scripts, and music. Rebecca Carol Johnson, Richard Maxwell, and Katie Trumpener?s article, The Arabian...

Hankins, Rebecca

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


201

Design and Operating Characteristics of a Lead-lined Hexagonal Neutron-Multiplicity Counter  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A high-efficiency Hexagonal Neutron-Multiplicity Counter (HNMC) has been developed for measurement of non-contact handleable power plant decommissioning and dismantling wastes. The HNMC counter was originally designed for nuclear stockpile safeguards measurements, but the unique challenges of the present application required significant adaptations to the design. The counter consists of six detector modules, each containing two parallel rows of 11 He-3 tubes embedded in high-density polyethylene and arranged in a hexagonal pattern around a central cavity. Graphite reflectors are located above and below the cavity to improve the axial linearity of the response and increase the overall efficiency, which is measured to be 39% for a centrally located Cf-252 source. The HNMC also includes an add-a-source feature by which a known Cf-252 source can be introduced near the bottom of the cavity. The perturbation of the count rate due to the Cf-252 is used to estimate the efficiency loss due to the moderator content of the drum matrix. Unusual to similar large volume multiplicity counters is the addition of a 6.4 mm lead lining on the inner walls of the cavity. This addition results in a suitably low value for the minimum detectable Pu-240-effective mass in drums with as much as 10 mSv.h{sup -1} gamma-ray dose rates when operated in a properly shielded bunker to suppress the background production of neutrons in the lead by cosmic rays. The details of the design and operating characteristics of the HNMC are presented and discussed. (authors)

Mueller, W.F.; Croft, S.; McElroy, R.D.; Venkataraman, R.; Zhu, H. [Canberra Industries, Inc., 800 Research Parkway, Meriden, Connecticut 06450 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Development of Gas Proportional Scintillation Counter for Light Heavy-Ion Detection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In recent years, nuclear data have been needed in the medical field. Nuclear data induced by light heavy ions are especially needed at high precision for cancer treatment, although there are not enough usable data at present.We have a plan to measure light heavy-ion nuclear data with a dE-E detector. Low density is needed for the dE detector. We have two options for the dE detector: a semiconductor detector (SSD) and a Gas Counter. On one hand, SSD has good energy resolution, but on the other hand, it is expensive and its decay time is on the 100-microsecond order. A Gas Counter is inexpensive, and a Gas Proportional Scintillation Counter (GPSC) has fast decay time. Then, we developed a GPSC for the dE detector, and its evaluation experiment was carried out at the Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC).We will report the results of the experiment with the performance of the GPSC.

Hohara, Sin-ya; Imamura, Minoru; Kin, Tadahiro; Yamashita, Yusuke; Maki, Daiske; Saiho, Fuminobu; Ikeda, Katsuhiko; Uozumi, Yusuke; Matoba, Masaru [Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan)

2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

203

CSER-98-009: antech neutron multiplicity counter for nondestructive analysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The ANTECH neutron multiplicity counter is a portable nondestructive assay (NDA) instrument which measures plutonium content by counting fission neutrons in the presence of (a,n) neutrons. Neutrons from the (a,n) process are discriminated against through the use of coincidence counting. The instrument will be used for the purpose of determining inventory of plutonium in the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). The portability of the instrument will facilitate this task by minimizing the necessity of transporting fissile material. The use of the Antech counter is approved based on the inherent safety of the containers to be assayed in that an acceptable margin of subcriticality has been demonstrated for all normal and credible abnormal conditions in accordance with HNF-PRO-537 (F, 1997). A summary of the results of the abnormal conditions are tabulated in Table 2. For foreseeable contingencies, the calculated k{sub eff}s are less than 0.95 after taking into account the calculational bias and statistical uncertainty equal to or larger than the 95% confidence level. This approval is based on the requirement that only one container is to be put in the counter at a time and in accordance with the other limits listed in section 1.4. The design of the current instrument conforms with the acceptability criteria which allow the other NDA detectors currently employed at the facility to be safely used.

GOLDBERG, H.J.

1999-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

204

Compact, Rapid Cell Deformability Measurements Using Diode Laser Bar Optical Trapping in Microfluidics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We present a simple, compact, microfluidic system that easily facilitates diode laser bar optical trapping for cell stretching measurements and particle sorting within flowing...

Applegate Jr , Robert W; Squier, Jeff; Vestad, Tor; Oakey, John; Marr, David W

205

First Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles  

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

First Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles Print First Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles Print Microgels are soft-material particles consisting of cross-linked polymer networks, 100 nm to 1 μm in diameter, dispersed in a continuous medium such as water. A useful feature of certain types of microgel particles is that they can swell or shrink with changes in external triggers such as pH and temperature. Thus microgel particles can act like "nanosponges" and offer many potential applications in medicine, environmental science, and industry. Because microgels are usually employed in their swollen state, in situ characterization of these particles under such conditions is desirable for understanding their behavior. However, optical microscopy is inadequate to this task, being limited in resolution and by the very small difference in refractive index (i.e., contrast) between the swollen particles and the continuous phase. Now, an international team of researchers from the U.S. and U.K. have obtained the first images of swollen microgel particles directly in aqueous solution using x-ray microscopy at the ALS, which, together with spectroscopic determination of their chemical state, provides insight into the underlying swelling mechanism.

206

First Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles  

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

First Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles Print First Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles Print Microgels are soft-material particles consisting of cross-linked polymer networks, 100 nm to 1 μm in diameter, dispersed in a continuous medium such as water. A useful feature of certain types of microgel particles is that they can swell or shrink with changes in external triggers such as pH and temperature. Thus microgel particles can act like "nanosponges" and offer many potential applications in medicine, environmental science, and industry. Because microgels are usually employed in their swollen state, in situ characterization of these particles under such conditions is desirable for understanding their behavior. However, optical microscopy is inadequate to this task, being limited in resolution and by the very small difference in refractive index (i.e., contrast) between the swollen particles and the continuous phase. Now, an international team of researchers from the U.S. and U.K. have obtained the first images of swollen microgel particles directly in aqueous solution using x-ray microscopy at the ALS, which, together with spectroscopic determination of their chemical state, provides insight into the underlying swelling mechanism.

207

First Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles  

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

Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles Print Direct Imaging of Swollen Microgel Particles Print Microgels are soft-material particles consisting of cross-linked polymer networks, 100 nm to 1 μm in diameter, dispersed in a continuous medium such as water. A useful feature of certain types of microgel particles is that they can swell or shrink with changes in external triggers such as pH and temperature. Thus microgel particles can act like "nanosponges" and offer many potential applications in medicine, environmental science, and industry. Because microgels are usually employed in their swollen state, in situ characterization of these particles under such conditions is desirable for understanding their behavior. However, optical microscopy is inadequate to this task, being limited in resolution and by the very small difference in refractive index (i.e., contrast) between the swollen particles and the continuous phase. Now, an international team of researchers from the U.S. and U.K. have obtained the first images of swollen microgel particles directly in aqueous solution using x-ray microscopy at the ALS, which, together with spectroscopic determination of their chemical state, provides insight into the underlying swelling mechanism.

208

Quantitative analysis of caregiver comprehension of children's over-the-counter cough and cold medication dosing instructions.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The Food and Drug Administration maintains the authority to regulate the labeling of children’s over-the-counter cough and cold medications. FDA’s primary interests in this area… (more)

Gaynor, Melissa Robyn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

The Effect of Counter Ions on the Conformation of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Studied by Size-Exclusion Chromatography  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Counter ions are able to change the conformation of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) to a more compact structure ... radius, which describes the hydrodynamic properties of protein molecules. In our paper ...

Magdalena Wojtas; Tomasz M. Kap?on…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Establishment and testing of a whole body counter for the Texas A&M Nuclear Science Center  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the reactor, radioactive material storage, and potential for contamination, the possibilities were reduced to the Lecture and Conference Room. In deciding between the two, two factors prevailed: structural strength and ease of moving the counter...

Baca, Bernadette Doris

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

211

Single particle resuspension experiments in turbulent channel flows  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The resuspension of a monolayer of spherical glass and polypropylene particles from a channel floor by a dry and turbulent airflow was investigated. Special attention was given to the influence of the particle size, the particle and wall material, the wall surface roughness and the critical friction velocity. The experiments were performed in an air-driven small-scale test facility and the channel floor was made of interchangeable glass and steel wall segments. The turbulent channel flow was recorded using a planar Particle Image Velocimetry system. Prior to the experiments the spherical particles were classified using Scanning Electron Microscopy techniques. The particles on the channel floor were detected and classified by means of an optical microscope combined with a digital camera. A statistically sufficient particle monolayer was generated on the channel floor by dispersing the particles into the flow during a pure deposition regime. Afterwards, particle resuspension was induced by stepwise increase of the fluid velocity. The resuspension was quantified by the fraction of remaining particles against the friction velocity for a particle diameter range between 3 µm and 45 µm. It was found that particles instantly resuspend once a critical friction velocity is exceeded. Larger particles require lower fluid velocities for the removal than smaller particles. The wall surface roughness seems to scatter the resuspension process with respect to the friction velocity.

T. Barth; J. Preuß; G. Müller; U. Hampel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Stereo multiplexed holographic particle image velocimeter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A holographic particle image velocimeter employs stereoscopic recording of particle images, taken from two different perspectives and at two distinct points in time for each perspective, on a single holographic film plate. The different perspectives are provided by two optical assemblies, each including a collecting lens, a prism and a focusing lens. Collimated laser energy is pulsed through a fluid stream, with elements carried in the stream scattering light, some of which is collected by each collecting lens. The respective focusing lenses are configured to form images of the scattered light near the holographic plate. The particle images stored on the plate are reconstructed using the same optical assemblies employed in recording, by transferring the film plate and optical assemblies as a single integral unit to a reconstruction site. At the reconstruction site, reconstruction beams, phase conjugates of the reference beams used in recording the image, are directed to the plate, then selectively through either one of the optical assemblies, to form an image reflecting the chosen perspective at the two points in time.

Adrian, Ronald J. (Champaign, IL); Barnhart, Donald H. (Urbana, IL); Papen, George A. (Urbana, IL)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Stereo multiplexed holographic particle image velocimeter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A holographic particle image velocimeter employs stereoscopic recording of particle images, taken from two different perspectives and at two distinct points in time for each perspective, on a single holographic film plate. The different perspectives are provided by two optical assemblies, each including a collecting lens, a prism and a focusing lens. Collimated laser energy is pulsed through a fluid stream, with elements carried in the stream scattering light, some of which is collected by each collecting lens. The respective focusing lenses are configured to form images of the scattered light near the holographic plate. The particle images stored on the plate are reconstructed using the same optical assemblies employed in recording, by transferring the film plate and optical assemblies as a single integral unit to a reconstruction site. At the reconstruction site, reconstruction beams, phase conjugates of the reference beams used in recording the image, are directed to the plate, then selectively through either one of the optical assemblies, to form an image reflecting the chosen perspective at the two points in time. 13 figs.

Adrian, R.J.; Barnhart, D.H.; Papen, G.A.

1996-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

214

Improving single slope ADC and an example implemented in FPGA with 16.7 GHz equivalent counter clook frequency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Single slope ADC is a common building block in many ASCI or FPGA based front-end systems due to its simplicity, small silicon footprint, low noise interference and low power consumption. In single slope ADC, using a Gray code counter is a popular scheme for time digitization, in which the comparator output drives the clock (CK) port of a register to latch the bits from the Gray code counter. Unfortunately, feeding the comparator output into the CK-port causes unnecessary complexities and artificial challenges. In this case, the propagation delays of all bits from the counter to the register inputs must be matched and the counter must be a Gray code one. A simple improvement on the circuit topology, i.e., feeding the comparator output into the D-port of a register, will avoid these unnecessary challenges, eliminating the requirement of the propagation delay match of the counter bits and allowing the use of regular binary counters. This scheme not only simplifies current designs for low speeds and resolutions, but also opens possibilities for applications requiring higher speeds and resolutions. A multi-channel single slope ADC based on a low-cost FPGA device has been implemented and tested. The timing measurement bin width in this work is 60 ps, which would need a 16.7 GHz counter clock had it implemented with the conventional Gray code counter scheme. A 12-bit performance is achieved using a fully differential circuit making comparison between the input and the ramping reference, both in differential format.

Wu, Jinyuan; /Fermilab; Odeghe, John; /South Carolina State U.; Stackley, Scott; /Boston U.; Zha, Charles; /Rice U.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Optical memory  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Optical memory comprising: a semiconductor wire, a first electrode, a second electrode, a light source, a means for producing a first voltage at the first electrode, a means for producing a second voltage at the second electrode, and a means for determining the presence of an electrical voltage across the first electrode and the second electrode exceeding a predefined voltage. The first voltage, preferably less than 0 volts, different from said second voltage. The semiconductor wire is optically transparent and has a bandgap less than the energy produced by the light source. The light source is optically connected to the semiconductor wire. The first electrode and the second electrode are electrically insulated from each other and said semiconductor wire.

Mao, Samuel S; Zhang, Yanfeng

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

216

‘‘Invisibility’’ in certain intersecting particles and arrays of such particles in a solid host  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Theoretical results recently obtained for polarizability of intersecting spherical particles have been compared with those for polarizability of intersecting cardioidal particles resembling the spherical shape. Calculations based on a modified Parseval Rule have been performed for a number of metals in a dielectric matrix in a quasistatic approximation. A large difference in the polarizabilities has been found in spite of a striking similarity in their shapes. An unexpected small value for both the real and the imaginary part of the polarizability of cardioidal shaped metal particles occurs at wavelengths where simple metal spheres absorb strongly. A Maxwell?Garnettmodel has been used to compare the optical properties of composite materials containing the cardioidal and intersecting spherical particles of interest. It has been found that a composite containing cardioid shaped particles in a dielectric matrix can have an unusual response. Its absorption is very close to zero while the refractive index is close to that of the fully dense host.

A. V. Radchik; A. V. Paley; G. B. Smith

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Optical Calibration For Jefferson Lab HKS Spectrometer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In order to accept very forward angle scattering particles, Jefferson Lab HKS experiment uses an on-target zero degree dipole magnet. The usual spectrometer optics calibration procedure has to be modified due to this on-target field. This paper describes a new method to calibrate HKS spectrometer system. The simulation of the calibration procedure shows the required resolution can be achieved from initially inaccurate optical description.

L. Yuan; L. Tang

2005-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

218

ARM - Measurement - Cloud optical depth  

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

optical depth optical depth ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Cloud optical depth Amount of light cloud droplets or ice particles prevent from passing through a column of atmosphere. Categories Cloud Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. External Instruments GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites Field Campaign Instruments EC-CONVAIR580-BULK : Environment Canada Convair 580 Bulk Parameters GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites

219

Particle Physics Education Sites  

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

쭺-¶ 쭺-¶ Particle Physics Education Sites ¡]¥H¤U¬°¥~¤åºô¯¸¡^ quick reference Education and Information - National Laboratory Education Programs - Women and Minorities in Physics - Other Physics Sites - Physics Alliance - Accelerators at National Laboratories icon Particle Physics Education and Information sites: top Introduction: The Particle Adventure - an interactive tour of particle physics for everyone: the basics of theory and experiment. Virtual Visitor Center of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Guided Tour of Fermilab, - overviews of several aspects of Particle Physics. Also check out Particle Physics concepts. Probing Particles - a comprehensive and straight-forward introduction to particle physics. Big Bang Science - approaches particle physics starting from the theoretical origin of the universe.

220

Review of Particle Properties Particle Data Group  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This review of the properties of leptons, mesons, and baryons is an updating of Review of Particle Properties, Particle Data Group (Phys. Letters 39B, No. 1 (1972)). Data are evaluated, listed, averaged, and summarized in tables. A data booklet is also available.

THOMAS A. LASINSKI; ANGELA BARBARO-GALTIERI; ROBERT L. KELLY; ALAN RITTENBERG; ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD; THOMAS G. TRIPPE; NAOMI BARASH-SCHMIDT; CLAUDE BRICMAN; VLADIMIR CHALOUPKA; PAUL SÖDING; MATTS ROOS

1973-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


221

Optical Activities as Computing Resources for Space-time Symmetries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

It is known that optical activities can perform rotations. It is shown that the rotation, if modulated by attenuations, can perform symmetry operations of Wigner's little group which dictates the internal space-time symmetries of elementary particles.

Y. S. Kim

2009-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

222

Validation of the MCNPX-PoliMi Code to Design a Fast-Neutron Multiplicity Counter  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Many safeguards measurement systems used at nuclear facilities, both domestically and internationally, rely on He-3 detectors and well established mathematical equations to interpret coincidence and multiplicity-type measurements for verifying quantities of special nuclear material. Due to resource shortages alternatives to these existing He-3 based systems are being sought. Work is also underway to broaden the capabilities of these types of measurement systems in order to improve current multiplicity analysis techniques. As a part of a Material Protection, Accounting, and Control Technology (MPACT) project within the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cycle Technology Program we are designing a fast-neutron multiplicity counter with organic liquid scintillators to quantify important quantities such as plutonium mass. We are also examining the potential benefits of using fast-neutron detectors for multiplicity analysis of advanced fuels in comparison with He-3 detectors and testing the performance of such designs. The designs are being developed and optimized using the MCNPX-PoliMi transport code to study detector response. In the full paper, we will discuss validation measurements used to justify the use of the MCNPX-PoliMi code paired with the MPPost multiplicity routine to design a fast neutron multiplicity counter with liquid scintillators. This multiplicity counter will be designed with the end goal of safeguarding advanced nuclear fuels. With improved timing qualities associated with liquid scintillation detectors, we can design a system that is less limited by nuclear materials of high activities. Initial testing of the designed system with nuclear fuels will take place at Idaho National Laboratory in a later stage of this collaboration.

J. L. Dolan; A. C. Kaplan; M. Flaska; S. A. Pozzi; D. L. Chichester

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Optics and Diagnostics  

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

2 14 | Next | Last Back to Index Optics Line up of optics after cleaning. Photo Number: 2013-048779...

224

Over the Counter but No Longer under the Radar — Pediatric Cough and Cold Medications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...have not been established." In 2006, the American College of Chest Physicians found that "literature regarding over-the-counter cough medications does not support the efficacy of such products in the pediatric age group." Meanwhile, poison-control centers have reported more than 750,000 calls of concern... Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Marisa North, and Dr. Janet Serwint write that, in October, an FDA advisory committee voted in favor of immediate action against the use of cough and cold medications in children under 6. After the meeting, the major manufacturers ...

Sharfstein J.M.North M.Serwint J.R.

2007-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

225

Anisotropic Power-law Inflation: A counter example to the cosmic no-hair conjecture  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

It is widely believed that anisotropy in the expansion of the universe will decay exponentially fast during inflation. This is often referred to as the cosmic no-hair conjecture. However, we find a counter example to the cosmic no-hair conjecture in the context of supergravity. As a demonstration, we present an exact anisotropic power-law inflationary solution which is an attractor in the phase space. We emphasize that anisotropic inflation is quite generic in the presence of anisotropic sources which couple with an inflaton.

Jiro Soda

2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

226

Dispersion equation for water waves with vorticity and Stokes waves on flows with counter-currents  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The two-dimensional free-boundary problem of steady periodic waves with vorticity is considered for water of finite depth. We investigate how flows with small-amplitude Stokes waves on the free surface bifurcate from a horizontal parallel shear flow in which counter-currents may be present. Two bifurcation mechanisms are described: for waves with fixed Bernoulli's constant and fixed wavelength. In both cases the corresponding dispersion equations serve for defining wavelengths from which Stokes waves bifurcate. Sufficient conditions guaranteeing the existence of roots of these equations are obtained. Two particular vorticity distributions are considered in order to illustrate general results.

Vladimir Kozlov; Nikolay Kuznetsov

2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

227

Particle and Size Distribution  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The long and short sides were called directional tangential cutting edge or random diameter. When the number of measured particles was large enough, results could reflect the average cross section of particle sam...

Zhonglin Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Parallel optical sampler  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An optical sampler includes a first and second 1.times.n optical beam splitters splitting an input optical sampling signal and an optical analog input signal into n parallel channels, respectively, a plurality of optical delay elements providing n parallel delayed input optical sampling signals, n photodiodes converting the n parallel optical analog input signals into n respective electrical output signals, and n optical modulators modulating the input optical sampling signal or the optical analog input signal by the respective electrical output signals, and providing n successive optical samples of the optical analog input signal. A plurality of output photodiodes and eADCs convert the n successive optical samples to n successive digital samples. The optical modulator may be a photodiode interconnected Mach-Zehnder Modulator. A method of sampling the optical analog input signal is disclosed.

Tauke-Pedretti, Anna; Skogen, Erik J; Vawter, Gregory A

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

229

Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light  

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

Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light Title Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2007 Authors Choi, Jong Hyun, Donald Lucas, and Catherine P. Koshland Journal Journal of Physics: Conference Series Volume 59 Start Page 54 Issue 1 Pagination 54-59 Abstract Laser interaction with nanoscale particles is distinct and different from laser-bulk material interaction, where a hot plasma is normally created. Here, we review our studies on 193 nm laser ablation of various nanoscale particles including NaCl, soot, polystyrene, and gold. The 20 ns laser beam with fluences up to 0.3 J/cm2 irradiates nanoparticles in a gas stream at laser repetition rates from 10 to 100 Hz. The particle size distributions before and after irradiation are measured with a scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS), and particle morphology is examined with electron microscopy. All the nanomaterials studied exhibit a similar disintegration pattern and similar particle formation characteristics. No broadband emission associated with particle heating or optical breakdown is observed. The nanoparticles formed after irradiation have a smaller mean diameter and an order of magnitude higher number concentration with a more spherical shape compared to the original particles. We use the photon-atom ratio (PAR) to interpret the laser-particle interaction energetics.

230

Review of particle properties  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This review of the properties of leptons, mesons, and baryons is an updating of the Review of Particle Properties, Particle Data Group [Phys. Lett. 111B (1982)]. Data are evaluated, listed, averaged, and summarized in tables. Numerous tables, figures, and formulae of interest to particle physicists are also included. A data booklet is available.

C. G. Wohl; R. N. Cahn; A. Rittenberg; T. G. Trippe; G. P. Yost; F. C. Porter; J. J. Hernandez; L. Montanet; R. E. Hendrick; R. L. Crawford; M. Roos; N. A. Törnqvist; G. Höhler; M. Aguilar-Benitez; T. Shimada; M. J. Losty; G. P. Gopal; Ch. Walck; R. E. Shrock; R. Frosch; L. D. Roper; W. P. Trower; B. Armstrong (Particle Data Group)

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Classifying Airborne Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Considering the selective Rayleigh light scattering behaviour by small particles, this study adopts a new technique to classify nano-scale airborne particles with colour histogram features. Noise was generated using scattered light by five different ... Keywords: Particle classification, Rayleigh scattering, noise histogram, histogram maximum value index

Kapila K. Pahalawatta; Richard Green

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Optical Packet Switching -1 Optical Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Mellia, Marco

233

Review of Particle Physics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This biennial review summarizes much of Particle Physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 1900 new measurements from 700 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some of the other sections of this full Review.

R. M. Barnett et al.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Particles and Sources  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

It is proposed that the phenomenological theory of particles be based on the source concept, which is abstracted from the physical possibility of creating or annihilating any particle in a suitable collision. The source representation displays both the momentum and the space-time characteristics of particle behavior. Topics discussed include: spin and statistics, charge and the Euclidean postulate, massless particles, and SU3 and spin. It is emphasized that the source description is logically independent of hypotheses concerning the fundamental nature of particles.

Julian Schwinger

1966-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

235

Optics and Optical Engineering Program Assessment Plan Program Learning Objectives  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optics and Optical Engineering Program Assessment Plan Program Learning, and processes that underlie optics and optical engineering. 2. Strong understanding of the fundamental science, mathematics, and processes that underlie optics and optical

Cantlon, Jessica F.

236

Optically Modulated Electrokinetic Manipulation and Concentration ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Mar 16, 2010 ... pubs.acs.org/Langmuir. ©2010 American Chemical Society ..... different aspects of the REP process are studied with techniques such as LIF thermometry ... using a MATLAB adaptation of the IDL particle tracking soft- ...... Simplified Trapping Probability Models from Simulation of Optical Tweezers. Systems.

2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

237

Optical microphone  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical microphone includes a laser and beam splitter cooperating therewith for splitting a laser beam into a reference beam and a signal beam. A reflecting sensor receives the signal beam and reflects it in a plurality of reflections through sound pressure waves. A photodetector receives both the reference beam and reflected signal beam for heterodyning thereof to produce an acoustic signal for the sound waves. The sound waves vary the local refractive index in the path of the signal beam which experiences a Doppler frequency shift directly analogous with the sound waves.

Veligdan, James T. (Manorville, NY)

2000-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

238

ARM - Field Campaign - Surface Observation in Support of in-situ...  

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

to 1550 m were collected using the optical instruments similar to airborne FSSP and CIP (or 2DC) optical probes. An ice particle counter from York University (YU IPC) was used...

239

Estimation of Performance of an Active Well Coincidence Counter Equipped with Boron-Coated Straw Neutron Detectors - 13401  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

He-3, a very rare isotope of natural helium gas, has ideal properties for the detection of thermal neutrons. As such it has become the standard material for neutron detectors and sees ubiquitous use within many radiometric applications that require neutron sensitivity. Until recently, there has been a fairly abundant supply of He-3. However, with the reduction in nuclear weapons, production of tritium ceased decades ago and the stockpile has largely decayed away, reducing the available He-3 supply to a small fraction of that needed for neutron detection. A suitable and rapidly-deployable replacement technology for neutron detectors must be found. Many potential replacement technologies are under active investigation and development. One broad class of technologies utilizes B-10 as a neutron capture medium in coatings on the internal surfaces of proportional detectors. A particular implementation of this sort of technology is the boron-coated 'straw' (BCS) detectors under development by Proportional Technologies, Inc. (PTi). This technology employs a coating of B-10 enriched boron carbide (B{sub 4}C) on the inside of narrow tubes, roughly 4 mm in diameter. A neutron counter (e.g. a slab, a well counter, or a large assay counter designed to accommodate 200 liter drums) could be constructed by distributing these narrow tubes throughout the polyethylene body of the counter. One type of neutron counter that is of particular importance to safeguards applications is the Active Well Coincidence Counter (AWCC), which is a Los Alamos design that traditionally employs 42 He-3 detectors. This is a very flexible design which can accurately assay small samples of uranium- and plutonium-bearing materials. Utilizing the MCNPX code and benchmarking against measurements where possible, the standard AWCC has been redesigned to utilize the BCS technology. Particular aspects of the counter performance include the single-neutron ('singles') detection efficiency and the time constant for the decrease in neutron population in the counter following a fission event (a.k.a. the die-away time). Results of the modeling and optimization are presented. (authors)

Young, B.M. [Canberra Industries, Inc., 800 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450 (United States)] [Canberra Industries, Inc., 800 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450 (United States); Lacy, J.L.; Athanasiades, A. [Proportional Technologies, Inc., 8022 El Rio Street, Houston, TX 77054 (United States)] [Proportional Technologies, Inc., 8022 El Rio Street, Houston, TX 77054 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Multidimensional optical fractionation with holographic verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The trajectories of colloidal particles driven through a periodic potential energy landscape can become kinetically locked in to directions dictated by the landscape's symmetries. When the landscape is realized with forces exerted by a structured light field, the path a given particle follows has been predicted to depend exquisitely sensitively on such properties as the particle's size and refractive index These predictions, however, have not been tested experimentally. Here, we describe measurements of colloidal silica spheres' transport through arrays of holographic optical traps that use holographic video microscopy to track individual spheres' motions in three dimensions and simultaneously to measure each sphere's radius and refractive index with part-per-thousand resolution. These measurements confirm previously untested predictions for the threshold of kinetically locked-in transport, and demonstrate the ability of optical fractionation to sort colloidal spheres with part-per-thousand resolution on multiple characteristics simultaneously.

Ke Xiao; David G. Grier

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


241

Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of single, few, and many molecules: Nonequilibrium Green's function QED approach  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of single, few, and many molecules: Nonequilibrium Green's function optical signals from an assembly of N noninteracting particles consist of an incoherent and a coherent types of signals is developed using a quantum electrodynamical QED treatment of the optical fields

Mukamel, Shaul

242

Optical theorem for acoustic non-diffracting beams and application to  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical theorem for acoustic non-diffracting beams and application to radiation force and torque University, Pullman, Washington 99164-2814 USA lzhang@chaos.utexas.edu Abstract: Acoustical and optical non-diffracting beams are potentially useful for manipulating particles and larger objects. An extended optical theorem

Texas at Austin. University of

243

Modelling the optical properties of composite and porous interstellar grains  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

There are indications that interstellar and interplanetary dust grains have an inhomogeneous and fluffy structure. We investigate different methods to describe light scattering by such composite particles. Both a model of layered particles and discrete dipole calculations for particles with Rayleigh and non-Rayleigh inclusions are used. The calculations demonstrate that porosity is a key parameter for determining light scattering. We find that the optical properties of the layered particles depend on the number and position of layers if the number of layers is small ($\\la 15$). For a larger number of layers the scattering characteristics become independent of the layer sequence. The optical properties of particles with inclusions depend on the size of inclusions provided the porosity is large. The scattering characteristics of very porous particles with inclusions of different sizes are found to be close to those of multi-layered spheres. We compare the results of these calculations with the predictions of the effective medium theories (EMT) which are often used in astronomy as a tool to calculate the optical properties of composite particles. The results of our analysis show that the internal structure of grains (layers versus inclusions) only slightly affects the optics of particles provided the porosity does not exceed 50%. It is also demonstrated that in this case the optical properties of composite grains calculated with EMT agree with the results of the exact method for layered particles. For larger porosity, the standard EMT rules (i.e., Garnett and Bruggeman rules) give reliable results for particles with Rayleigh inclusions only.

N. V. Voshchinnikov; V. B. Il'in; Th. Henning

2004-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

244

Synthesis and textural evolution of alumina particles with mesoporous structures  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Alumina particles with mesostructures were synthesized through a chemical precipitation method by using different inorganic aluminum salts followed by a heterogeneous azeotropic distillation and calcination process. The obtained mesoporous {gamma}-alumina particles were systematically characterized by the X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and nitrogen adsorption-desorption measurement. Effects of the aluminum salt counter anion, pH value and the azeotropic distillation process on the structural or textural evolution of alumina particles were investigated. It is found that Cl{sup -} in the reaction solution can restrain the textural evolution of the resultant precipitates into two-dimensional crystallized pseudoboehmite lamellae during the heterogeneous azeotropic distillation, and then transformed into {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} particles with mesostructures after further calcination at 1173 K, whereas coexisting SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} can promote above morphology evolution and then transformed into {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanofibers after calcination at 1173 K. Moreover nearly all materials retain relatively high specific surface areas larger than 100 m{sup 2} g{sup -1} even after calcinations at 1173 K. - Graphical abstract: Co-existing Cl{sup -} is beneficial for the formation of {gamma}-alumina nanoparticles with mesostructures during the precipitation process. Interparticle and intraparticle mesopores can be derived from acidic solution and near neutral solution, respectively.

Liu Xun [College of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Peng Tianyou, E-mail: typeng@whu.edu.c [College of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Yao Jinchun; Lv Hongjin; Huang Cheng [College of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

245

The trigger, as given by the scintillator barrel counters, results from two counters (one in the upper and one in the lower part of the barrel) which have been hit by a particle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

from the depleted uranium inside the hadron calorimeter, the production of delta-rays (knock and is the counts-to-time conversion constant (i.e. bin-size) of the TDC. The cosmic-ray muon trigger does

van Suijlekom, Walter

246

ACCELERATION OF CHARGED PARTICLES  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... similarity in its behaviour to that of a synchronous motor, he has called a 'synchroton'. It is shown that a particle, the energy of which (called its ' ...

1946-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

247

Carl Gagliardi Modern Particle  

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

Carl Gagliardi Modern Particle Accelerators and Detectors A Household Survey Carl A. Gagliardi 2 Carl Gagliardi Alyson Clarke * High school All Star swimmer * My niece To do well...

248

Deformed Wong particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

By generalizing the Feynman proof of the Lorentz force law, recently reported by Dyson, we derive equations of motion for particles possessing internal degrees of freedom Ia which do not, in general, generate a finite algebra. We obtain consistency criteria for fields which interact with such particles. We use the results to argue that SU(2) gauge invariance is broken to U(1) when a particle with internal SUq(2) degrees of freedom is coupled to SU(2) gauge fields. We further claim that when such an SUq(2) particle acts as a source for the field theory, the second-rank antisymmetric field tensor, in general, cannot be globally defined.

A. Stern and I. Yakushin

1993-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

249

Methodology for the use of proportional counters in pulsed fast neutron yield measurements  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper introduces in full detail a methodology for the measurement of neutron yield and the necessary efficiency calibration, to be applied to the intensity measurement of neutron bursts where individual neutrons are not resolved in time, for any given moderated neutron proportional counter array. The method allows efficiency calibration employing the detection neutrons arising from an isotopic neutron source. Full statistical study of the procedure is descripted, taking into account contributions arising from counting statistics, piling-up statistics of real detector pulse-height spectra and background fluctuations. The useful information is extracted from the net waveform area of the signal arising from the electric charge accumulated inside the detector tube. Improvement of detection limit is gained, therefore this detection system can be used in detection of low emission neutron pulsed sources with pulses of duration from nanoseconds to up. The application of the methodology to detection systems to be...

Tarifeño-Saldivia, Ariel; Pavez, Cristian; Soto, Leopoldo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Theory of the optical properties of ionic crystal cubes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A theory is developed for the optical properties of particles of arbitrary shape, composed of a homogeneous isotropic material with a dielectric constant ?(?). The particles are so small that retardation can be neglected. An expression is obtained for the average dielectric constant of a medium containing a small fractional volume of particles. Calculations for a cube show that six resonances contribute to the optical absorption. They span a frequency range such that ??(?), the real part of the dielectric constant, lies between -3.68 and -0.42, as contrasted with the single resonance for a sphere at ??(?)=-2. A comparison of the theory with experiments on the optical absorption of NaCl and MgO cubes shows that the width of the absorption peak can be explained by the frequency range of the cube resonances. Previous theories which assumed spherical particles required an unphysically high damping in ?(?) to account for the width.

R. Fuchs

1975-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

251

A Single Tower Configuration of the Modular Gamma Box Counter System - 13392  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Canberra's Standard Gamma Box Counter System is designed to perform accurate quantitative assays of gamma emitting nuclides for a wide range of large containers including B-25 crates and ISO shipping containers. Using a modular building-block approach, the system offers tremendous flexibility for a variety of measurement situations with wide ranges of sample activities and throughput requirements, as well as the opportunity to modify the configuration for other applications at a later date. The typical configuration consists of two opposing towers each equipped with two high purity germanium detectors, and an automated container trolley. This paper presents a modified configuration, consisting of a single tower placed inside a measurement trailer with three detector assemblies, allowing for additional vertical segmentation as well as a viewing a container outside the trailer through the trailer wall. An automatic liquid nitrogen fill system is supplied for each of the detectors. The use of a forklift to move the container for horizontal segmentation is accommodated by creating an additional operational and calibration set-up in the NDA 2000 software to allow for the operator to rotate the container and assay the opposite side, achieving the same sensitivity as a comparable two-tower system. This Segmented Gamma Box Counter System retains the core technologies and design features of the standard configuration. The detector assemblies are shielded to minimize interference from environmental and plant background, and are collimated to provide segmentation of the container. The assembly positions can also be modified in height and distance from the container. The ISOCS calibration software provides for a flexible approach to providing the calibrations for a variety of measurement geometries. The NDA 2000 software provides seamless operation with the current configuration, handling the data acquisition and analysis. In this paper, an overview of this system is discussed, along with the measured performance results, calibration methodology and verification, and minimum detectable activity levels. (authors)

Morris, K.; Nakazawa, D.; Francalangia, J.; Gonzalez, H. [Canberra Industries Inc., 800 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT, 06450 (United States)] [Canberra Industries Inc., 800 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT, 06450 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Scintillation counter and wire chamber front end modules for high energy physics experiments  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document describes two front-end modules developed for the proposed MIPP upgrade (P-960) experiment at Fermilab. The scintillation counter module was developed for the Plastic Ball detector time and charge measurements. The module has eight LEMO 00 input connectors terminated with 50 ohms and accepts negative photomultiplier signals in the range 0.25...1000 pC with the maximum input voltage of 4.0 V. Each input has a passive splitter with integration and differentiation times of {approx}20 ns. The integrated portion of the signal is digitized at 26.55 MHz by Analog Devices AD9229 12-bit pipelined 4-channel ADC. The differentiated signal is discriminated for time measurement and sent to one of the four TMC304 inputs. The 4-channel TMC304 chip allows high precision time measurement of rising and falling edges with {approx}100 ps resolution and has internal digital pipeline. The ADC data is also pipelined which allows deadtime-less operation with trigger decision times of {approx}4 {micro}s. The wire chamber module was developed for MIPP EMCal detector charge measurements. The 32-channel digitizer accepts differential analog signals from four 8-channel integrating wire amplifiers. The connection between wire amplifier and digitizer is provided via 26-wire twist-n-flat cable. The wire amplifier integrates input wire current and has sensitivity of 275 mV/pC and the noise level of {approx}0.013 pC. The digitizer uses the same 12-bit AD9229 ADC chip as the scintillator counter module. The wire amplifier has a built-in test pulser with a mask register to provide testing of the individual channels. Both modules are implemented as a 6Ux220 mm VME size board with 48-pin power connector. A custom europack (VME) 21-slot crate is developed for housing these front-end modules.

Baldin, Boris; DalMonte, Lou; /Fermilab

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Optical data latch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical data latch is formed on a substrate from a pair of optical logic gates in a cross-coupled arrangement in which optical waveguides are used to couple an output of each gate to an photodetector input of the other gate. This provides an optical bi-stability which can be used to store a bit of optical information in the latch. Each optical logic gate, which can be an optical NOT gate (i.e. an optical inverter) or an optical NOR gate, includes a waveguide photodetector electrically connected in series with a waveguide electroabsorption modulator. The optical data latch can be formed on a III-V compound semiconductor substrate (e.g. an InP or GaAs substrate) from III-V compound semiconductor layers. A number of optical data latches can be cascaded to form a clocked optical data shift register.

Vawter, G. Allen (Corrales, NM)

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

254

First proton--proton collisions at the LHC as observed with the ALICE detector: measurement of the charged particle pseudorapidity density at sqrt(s) = 900 GeV  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

On 23rd November 2009, during the early commissioning of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), two counter-rotating proton bunches were circulated for the first time concurrently in the machine, at the LHC injection energy of 450 GeV per beam. Although the proton intensity was very low, with only one pilot bunch per beam, and no systematic attempt was made to optimize the collision optics, all LHC experiments reported a number of collision candidates. In the ALICE experiment, the collision region was centred very well in both the longitudinal and transverse directions and 284 events were recorded in coincidence with the two passing proton bunches. The events were immediately reconstructed and analyzed both online and offline. We have used these events to measure the pseudorapidity density of charged primary particles in the central region. In the range |eta| < 0.5, we obtain dNch/deta = 3.10 +- 0.13 (stat.) +- 0.22 (syst.) for all inelastic interactions, and dNch/deta = 3.51 +- 0.15 (stat.) +- 0.25 (syst.) for non-single diffractive interactions. These results are consistent with previous measurements in proton--antiproton interactions at the same centre-of-mass energy at the CERN SppS collider. They also illustrate the excellent functioning and rapid progress of the LHC accelerator, and of both the hardware and software of the ALICE experiment, in this early start-up phase.

The ALICE Collaboration; K. Aamodt; N. Abel; U. Abeysekara; A. Abrahantes Quintana; A. Acero; D. Adamova; M. M. Aggarwal; G. Aglieri Rinella; A. G. Agocs; S. Aguilar Salazar; Z. Ahammed; A. Ahmad; N. Ahmad; S. U. Ahn; R. Akimoto; A. Akindinov; D. Aleksandrov; B. Alessandro; R. Alfaro Molina; A. Alici; E. Almaraz Avina; J. Alme; T. Alt; V. Altini; S. Altinpinar; C. Andrei; A. Andronic; G. Anelli; V. Angelov; C. Anson; T. Anticic; F. Antinori; S. Antinori; K. Antipin; D. Antonczyk; P. Antonioli; A. Anzo; L. Aphecetche; H. Appelshauser; S. Arcelli; R. Arceo; A. Arend; N. Armesto; R. Arnaldi; T. Aronsson; I. C. Arsene; A. Asryan; A. Augustinus; R. Averbeck; T. C. Awes; J. Aysto; M. D. Azmi; S. Bablok; M. Bach; A. Badala; Y. W. Baek; S. Bagnasco; R. Bailhache; R. Bala; A. Baldisseri; A. Baldit; J. Ban; R. Barbera; G. G. Barnafoldi; L. Barnby; V. Barret; J. Bartke; F. Barile; M. Basile; V. Basmanov; N. Bastid; B. Bathen; G. Batigne; B. Batyunya; C. Baumann; I. G. Bearden; B. Becker; I. Belikov; R. Bellwied; E. Belmont-Moreno; A. Belogianni; L. Benhabib; S. Beole; I. Berceanu; A. Bercuci; E. Berdermann; Y. Berdnikov; L. Betev; A. Bhasin; A. K. Bhati; L. Bianchi; N. Bianchi; C. Bianchin; J. Bielcik; J. Bielcikova; A. Bilandzic; L. Bimbot; E. Biolcati; A. Blanc; F. Blanco; F. Blanco; D. Blau; C. Blume; M. Boccioli; N. Bock; A. Bogdanov; H. Boggild; M. Bogolyubsky; J. Bohm; L. Boldizsar; M. Bombara; C. Bombonati; M. Bondila; H. Borel; V. Borshchov; C. Bortolin; S. Bose; L. Bosisio; F. Bossu; M. Botje; S. Bottger; G. Bourdaud; B. Boyer; M. Braun; P. Braun-Munzinger; L. Bravina; M. Bregant; T. Breitner; G. Bruckner; R. Brun; E. Bruna; G. E. Bruno; D. Budnikov; H. Buesching; K. Bugaev; P. Buncic; O. Busch; Z. Buthelezi; D. Caffarri; X. Cai; H. Caines; E. Camacho; P. Camerini; M. Campbell; V. Canoa Roman; G. P. Capitani; G. Cara Romeo; F. Carena; W. Carena; F. Carminati; A. Casanova Diaz; M. Caselle; J. Castillo Castellanos; J. F. Castillo Hernandez; V. Catanescu; E. Cattaruzza; C. Cavicchioli; P. Cerello; V. Chambert; B. Chang; S. Chapeland; A. Charpy; J. L. Charvet; S. Chattopadhyay; S. Chattopadhyay; M. Cherney; C. Cheshkov; B. Cheynis; E. Chiavassa; V. Chibante Barroso; D. D. Chinellato; P. Chochula; K. Choi; M. Chojnacki; P. Christakoglou; C. H. Christensen; P. Christiansen; T. Chujo; F. Chuman; C. Cicalo; L. Cifarelli; F. Cindolo; J. Cleymans; O. Cobanoglu; J. -P. Coffin; S. Coli; A. Colla; G. Conesa Balbastre; Z. Conesa del Valle; E. S. Conner; P. Constantin; G. Contin; J. G. Contreras; Y. Corrales Morales; T. M. Cormier; P. Cortese; I. Cortes Maldonado; M. R. Cosentino; F. Costa; M. E. Cotallo; E. Crescio; P. Crochet; E. Cuautle; L. Cunqueiro; J. Cussonneau; A. Dainese; H. H. Dalsgaard; A. Danu; I. Das; S. Das; A. Dash; S. Dash; G. O. V. de Barros; A. De Caro; G. de Cataldo; J. de Cuveland; A. De Falco; M. de Gaspari; J. de Groot; D. De Gruttola; A. P. de Haas; N. De Marco; R. de Rooij; S. De Pasquale; G. de Vaux; H. Delagrange; G. Dellacasa; A. Deloff; V. Demanov; E. Denes; A. Deppman; G. D~RErasmo; D. Derkach; A. Devaux; D. Di Bari; C. Di Giglio; S. Di Liberto; A. Di Mauro; P. Di Nezza; M. Dialinas; L. Diaz; R. Diaz; T. Dietel; H. Ding; R. Divia; O. Djuvsland; G. do Amaral Valdiviesso; V. Dobretsov; A. Dobrin; T. Dobrowolski; B. Donigus; I. Dominguez; D. M. M. Don; O. Dordic; A. K. Dubey; J. Dubuisson; L. Ducroux; P. Dupieux; A. K. Dutta Majumdar; M. R. Dutta Majumdar; D. Elia; D. Emschermann; A. Enokizono; B. Espagnon; M. Estienne; D. Evans; S. Evrard; G. Eyyubova; C. W. Fabjan; D. Fabris; J. Faivre; D. Falchieri; A. Fantoni; M. Fasel; R. Fearick; A. Fedunov; D. Fehlker; V. Fekete; D. Felea; B. Fenton-Olsen; G. Feofilov; A. Fernandez Tellez; E. G. Ferreiro; A. Ferretti; R. Ferretti; M. A. S. Figueredo; S. Filchagin; R. Fini; F. M. Fionda; E. M. Fiore; M. Floris; Z. Fodor; S. Foertsch; P. Foka; S. Fokin; F. Formenti; E. Fragiacomo; M. Fragkiadakis; U. Frankenfeld; A. Frolov; U. Fuchs; F. Furano; C. Furget; M. Fusco Girard; J. J. Gaardhoje; S. Gadrat; M. Gagliardi; A. Gago; M. Gallio; P. Ganoti; M. S. Ganti; C. Garabatos; C. Garc; J. Gebelein; R. Gemme; M. Germain; A. Gheata; M. Gheata; B. Ghidini; P. Ghosh; G. Giraudo; P. Giubellino; E. Gladysz-Dziadus; R. Glasow; P. Glassel; A. Glenn; R. Gomez; H. Gonzalez Santos; L. H. Gonzalez-Trueba; P. Gonzalez-Zamora; S. Gorbunov; Y. Gorbunov; S. Gotovac; H. Gottschlag; V. Grabski; R. Grajcarek; A. Grelli; A. Grigoras; C. Grigoras; V. Grigoriev; A. Grigoryan; B. Grinyov; N. Grion; P. Gros; J. F. Grosse-Oetringhaus; J. -Y. Grossiord; R. Grosso; C. Guarnaccia; F. Guber; R. Guernane; B. Guerzoni; K. Gulbrandsen; H. Gulkanyan; T. Gunji; A. Gupta; R. Gupta; H. -A. Gustafsson; H. Gutbrod; O. Haaland; C. Hadjidakis; M. Haiduc; H. Hamagaki; G. Hamar; J. Hamblen; B. H. Han; J. W. Harris; M. Hartig; A. Harutyunyan

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Optical Hybrid Quantum Information Processing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Historically, two complementary approaches to optical quantum information processing have been pursued: qubits and continuous-variables, each exploiting either particle or wave nature of light. However, both approaches have pros and cons. In recent years, there has been a significant progress in combining both approaches with a view to realizing hybrid protocols that overcome the current limitations. In this chapter, we first review the development of the two approaches with a special focus on quantum teleportation and its applications. We then introduce our recent research progress in realizing quantum teleportation by a hybrid scheme, and mention its future applications to universal and fault-tolerant quantum information processing.

Shuntaro Takeda; Akira Furusawa

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

256

Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical-axis wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical constraint limits the amount of power that can be extracted from a given wind farm footprint. The resulting-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in order to achieve higher power output per unit land area than existing wind

Dabiri, John O.

257

Families of subcritical spirals in highly counter-rotating Taylor-Couette flow Alvaro Meseguer,1,* Fernando Mellibovsky,1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Families of subcritical spirals in highly counter-rotating Taylor-Couette flow Alvaro Meseguer,1 identified: short axial wavelength subcritical spirals ascribed to centrifugal mechanisms and large axial.20.Ft, 47.35. i I. INTRODUCTION Subcritical transition to turbulence in shear flows has been studied

Meseguer, Alvaro

258

On Using Reputations in Ad hoc Networks to Counter Malicious Nodes Prashant Dewan, Partha Dasgupta and Amiya Bhattacharya  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

On Using Reputations in Ad hoc Networks to Counter Malicious Nodes Prashant Dewan, Partha Dasgupta, partha, amiya}@asu.edu Abstract Nodes in mobile ad hoc networks have a limited trans- mission range for ad hoc networks. Instead of choosing the shortest path to the destination, the source node chooses

Dasgupta, Partha

259

In Situ Synthesized Economical Tungsten Dioxide Imbedded in Mesoporous Carbon for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells As Counter Electrode Catalyst  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In Situ Synthesized Economical Tungsten Dioxide Imbedded in Mesoporous Carbon for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells As Counter Electrode Catalyst ... As a novel photovoltaic device to convert solar energy to electricity directly, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) have developed considerably over the last 20 years. ...

Mingxing Wu; Xiao Lin; Liang Wang; Wei Guo; Yudi Wang; Jinqiu Xiao; Anders Hagfeldt; Tingli Ma

2011-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

260

Modulational instability of two pairs of counter-propagating waves and energy exchange in two-component media  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Modulational instability of two pairs of counter-propagating waves and energy exchange in two-propagating waves in two-component media is considered within the framework of two generally nonintegrable coupled Sine-Gordon equations. We consider the dynamics of weakly nonlinear wave packets, and using

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


261

Application of Vertically-Aligned SWNT Films for the Counter Electrode of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Application of Vertically-Aligned SWNT Films for the Counter Electrode of Dye-Sensitized Solar a solar cell in which VA-SWNT films were used for a CE, in place of conventional sputtered Pt on fluorine to use vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube (VA-SWNT) films [1] synthesized by ACCVD method

Maruyama, Shigeo

262

Calibration of a long counter for fast neutrons with energies from 2 to 14 MeV  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

To determine if a Hansen and McKibben type shielded long counter has a flat response from 2 MeV to 14 Mev detector efficiency was experimentally measured using a PuBe source. Calculations using the Monte Carlo program, MCNP, were performed...

Orr, Michael Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

263

First result of the experimental search for the 2K-capture of Xe-124 with the copper proportional counter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

First result of experiment for searching of 2K-capture of Xe-124 with the large-volume copper proportional counter is given. The 12 litre sample with 63.3% (44 g) of Xe-124 was used in measurements. The limit on the half-life of Xe-124 with regard to 2K(2\

Yu. M. Gavrilyuk; A. M. Gangapshev; V. V. Kazalov; V. V. Kuzminov; S. I. Panasenko; S. S. Ratkevich; D. A. Tekueva; S. P. Yakimenko

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

264

Optics and Diagnostics  

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

1 14 | Next | Last Back to Index Optics Optics processing of Target Wedged Focus Lens into cleaningcoating frame. Photo Number: 2013-048765...

265

Optics and Diagnostics  

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

3 14 | Next | Last Back to Index Optics Alignment Conducting an optics alignment after replacement of a Pockels Cell in the clean room. Photo Number: 2013-050691...

266

Optics and Diagnostics  

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

9 14 | Next | Last Back to Index Optics Processing Optics for the National Ignition Facility must be manufactured to exacting standards. To ensure quality, precise measurements...

267

Optical Fibre Dosimeter for SASE FEL Undulators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Single pass Free Electron Lasers (FELs) based on self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) are developed for high brightness and short wavelength applications. They use permanent magnet undulators which are radiation sensitive devices. During accelerator commissioning beam losses can appear anywhere along the undulator line. To avoid damage of the permanent magnets due to radiation, an optical fibre dosimeter system can be used. The increase of absorption caused by ionizing radiation is measured in radiation sensitive optical fibers. The dose system enables relatively fast particle loss tuning during accelerator operation and allows the monitoring of the accumulated dose. Dose measurements in narrow gaps which are inaccessible for any other (online) dosimeter type become possible. The electromagnetic insensitivity of optical fibre sensor is an advantage of applications in strong magnetic undulator fields. At each location the light absorption is measured by using an optical power-meter. The dynamic range is ...

Körfer, M

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Volumetric particle modeling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

................................................................................................ 46 16 Grid cells overlap each other by the maximum diameter of all the particles ................. 46 17 Perpendicular and parallel projection of impact force ................................................... 52 18 Lack of particle motion... displayed using spheres and cubes.............................................................. 127 63 Raytraced ice cube melting............................................................................................ 128 xi LIST...

Dingle, Brent Michael

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

269

Some Particle Properties  

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

Particle Properties Particle Properties An Article Written Originally for Midlevel Teachers Back A particle, increasing its speed because of some force acting on it, gains energy of motion. An electron (negatively charged) gains one electron volt (eV) of energy in accelerating through a vacuum from the negative end to the positive end of a one-volt battery. The one eV of energy is given up to other particles as the electron crashes into the positive end. A proton (positively charged) traveling from positive to negative pole through the vacuum would also gain one eV of energy and give it up in its collision with particles in the negative end. This proton collision is similar to the proton beam collision with a target at Fermilab, but at Fermilab the proton energy is much greater.

270

Imaging alpha particle detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for detecting and imaging alpha particles sources is described. A dielectric coated high voltage electrode and a tungsten wire grid constitute a diode configuration discharge generator for electrons dislodged from atoms or molecules located in between these electrodes when struck by alpha particles from a source to be quantitatively or qualitatively analyzed. A thin polyester film window allows the alpha particles to pass into the gas enclosure and the combination of the glass electrode, grid and window is light transparent such that the details of the source which is imaged with high resolution and sensitivity by the sparks produced can be observed visually as well. The source can be viewed directly, electronically counted or integrated over time using photographic methods. A significant increase in sensitivity over other alpha particle detectors is observed, and the device has very low sensitivity to gamma or beta emissions which might otherwise appear as noise on the alpha particle signal.

Anderson, D.F.

1980-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

271

Imaging alpha particle detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for detecting and imaging alpha particles sources is described. A conducting coated high voltage electrode (1) and a tungsten wire grid (2) constitute a diode configuration discharge generator for electrons dislodged from atoms or molecules located in between these electrodes when struck by alpha particles from a source (3) to be quantitatively or qualitatively analyzed. A thin polyester film window (4) allows the alpha particles to pass into the gas enclosure and the combination of the glass electrode, grid and window is light transparent such that the details of the source which is imaged with high resolution and sensitivity by the sparks produced can be observed visually as well. The source can be viewed directly, electronically counted or integrated over time using photographic methods. A significant increase in sensitivity over other alpha particle detectors is observed, and the device has very low sensitivity to gamma or beta emissions which might otherwise appear as noise on the alpha particle signal.

Anderson, David F. (Los Alamos, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Optical NAND gate  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An optical NAND gate is formed from two pair of optical waveguide devices on a substrate, with each pair of the optical waveguide devices consisting of an electroabsorption modulator and a photodetector. One pair of the optical waveguide devices is electrically connected in parallel to operate as an optical AND gate; and the other pair of the optical waveguide devices is connected in series to operate as an optical NOT gate (i.e. an optical inverter). The optical NAND gate utilizes two digital optical inputs and a continuous light input to provide a NAND function output. The optical NAND gate can be formed from III-V compound semiconductor layers which are epitaxially deposited on a III-V compound semiconductor substrate, and operates at a wavelength in the range of 0.8-2.0 .mu.m.

Skogen, Erik J. (Albuquerque, NM); Raring, James (Goleta, CA); Tauke-Pedretti, Anna (Albuquerque, NM)

2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

273

MEASUREMENTS OF BLACK CARBON PARTICLES' CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

., Billerica, MA; 2 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; 3 NOAA CIRES, Boulder, CO; 4 UC Davis, Davis, CA; 5 of Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02- 98CH10886 with the U.S. Department of Energy

274

Fiber optic connector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic connector and method for connecting composite materials within which optical fibers are imbedded. The fiber optic connector includes a capillary tube for receiving optical fibers at opposing ends. The method involves inserting a first optical fiber into the capillary tube and imbedding the unit in the end of a softened composite material. The capillary tube is injected with a coupling medium which subsequently solidifies. The composite material is machined to a desired configuration. An external optical fiber is then inserted into the capillary tube after fluidizing the coupling medium, whereby the optical fibers are coupled.

Rajic, Slobodan (Knoxville, TN); Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenior City, TN)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Optical NOR gate  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical NOR gate is formed from two pair of optical waveguide devices on a substrate, with each pair of the optical waveguide devices consisting of an electroabsorption modulator electrically connected in series with a waveguide photodetector. The optical NOR gate utilizes two digital optical inputs and a continuous light input to provide a NOR function digital optical output. The optical NOR gate can be formed from III-V compound semiconductor layers which are epitaxially deposited on a III-V compound semiconductor substrate, and operates at a wavelength in the range of 0.8-2.0 .mu.m.

Skogen, Erik J. (Albuquerque, NM); Tauke-Pedretti, Anna (Albuquerque, NM)

2011-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

276

Bose condensation of interacting gases in traps with and without optical lattice S. Chatterjee, A. E. Meyerovich  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Bose condensation of interacting gases in traps with and without optical lattice S. Chatterjee, A compare effects of particle interaction on Bose condensation in inhomogeneous traps with and without optical lattice inside. Interaction pushes normal particles away from the condensate droplet, which

Meyerovich, Alex

277

Big Bang Day: 5 Particles - 5. The Next Particle  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Simon Singh looks at the stories behind the discovery of 5 of the universe's most significant subatomic particles: the Electron, the Quark, the Anti-particle, the Neutrino and the "next particle". 5. The Next Particle The "sparticle" - a super symmetric partner to all the known particles could be the answer to uniting all the known particles and their interactions under one grand theoretical pattern of activity. But how do researchers know where to look for such phenomena and how do they know if they find them? Simon Singh reviews the next particle that physicists would like to find if the current particle theories are to ring true.

None

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

278

The Particle Adventure  

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

Shortcomings Shortcomings of the first data Shortcomings of the first data The data were convincing but not perfect, and there were significant shortcomings. For one thing, by July 4, 2012, there weren't enough statistics to measure whether the rate at which this particle (the Higgs boson) decays to various collections of less massive particles (the "branching ratios") are those predicted by the Standard Model. A "branching ratio" is simply the probability that a particle will decay via a given decay channel. These ratios are predicted by the Standard Model, and measured by observing the same particle decay over and over again. The next plot shows the best measurements we can make of the branching ratios with the data available in 2013. Since these are the ratios to the

279

Fermilab | Science | Particle Physics  

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

study topics such as dark matter and dark energy. Learn more about dark matter and dark energy. Muons thumbnail Particles called muons could help scientists see hidden or rare...

280

High Energy Solar Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

6 May 1976 research-article High Energy Solar Particles J. J. Quenby Protons, heavy nuclei and electrons are seen to be emitted from solar flares with energies extending up to the relativistic region. Three different...

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


281

Particle Physics Masterclass  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Students from six local high schools -- Farmingdale, Sachem East, Shoreham, Smithtown East, Ward Melville, and William Floyd -- came to Brookhaven National Laboratory to experience research with particle physicist Helio Takai. They were among more than 6,

Helio Takai

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

282

Review of Particle Physics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This biennial Review summarizes much of Particle Physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 1600 new measurements from 550 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Magnetic Particle Process Improvement  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The magnetic particle testing process is performed to find linear, surface and near surface discontinuities in ferromagnetic test materials. A wet fluorescent method is used at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T). This method employs a liquid carrier mixed with iron oxide particles in suspension, and the particles used in the method are coated with a fluorescent dye to make them visible under a black light. The process in its current state employs the use of a tank of liquid solution of a mineral oil carrier with iron oxide particles in suspension. The change to the use of an aerosol delivery system with the same material reduces the amount of waste involved in the process while preserving the sensitivity of the testing, shortens the flowtime for the test, and saves labor and material costs.

Hubert, R.R.

2002-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

284

Particle phenomenology and Maldacena  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A brief review is offered of employing Maldacena's AdS/CFT correspondence in attempting to identify a model which extends to higher energy the standard model of particle phenomenology.

Paul H. Frampton

2008-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

285

Decay of accelerated particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We study how the decay properties of particles are changed by acceleration. It is shown that under the influence of acceleration (1) the lifetime of particles is modified and (2) new processes (such as the decay of the proton) become possible. This is illustrated by considering scalar models for the decay of muons, pions, and protons. We discuss the close conceptual relation between these processes and the Unruh effect.

Rainer Müller

1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

286

ELEMENTARY PARTICLE INTERACTIONS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The High-Energy Elementary Particle Interactions group at UT during the last three years worked on the following directions and projects: Collider-based Particle Physics; Neutrino Physics, particularly participation in “NO?A”, “Double Chooz”, and “KamLAND” neutrino experiments; and Theory, including Scattering amplitudes, Quark-gluon plasma; Holographic cosmology; Holographic superconductors; Charge density waves; Striped superconductors; and Holographic FFLO states.

EFREMENKO, YURI; HANDLER, THOMAS; KAMYSHKOV, YURI; SIOPSIS, GEORGE; SPANIER, STEFAN

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

287

Cavity cooling of an optically trapped nanoparticle  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We study the cooling of a dielectric nanoscale particle trapped in an optical cavity. We derive the frictional force for motion in the cavity field and show that the cooling rate is proportional to the square of oscillation amplitude and frequency. Both the radial and axial components of the center-of-mass motion of the trapped particle, which are coupled by the cavity field, are cooled. This motion is analogous to two coupled but damped pendulums. Our simulations show that the nanosphere can be cooled to e-1 of its initial momentum over time scales of hundredths of milliseconds.

P. F. Barker and M. N. Shneider

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

288

Characterizing and tracking single colloidal particles with video holographic Sang-Hyuk Lee,1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Matter, Debye Institute, Utrecht University, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands (Dated: December 24, 2011 for which Mie scattering theory applies, and requires only a single calibration of the optical train, holographic particle analysis can be applied directly to individual particles in hetero- geneous samples

Grier, David

289

Characterizing and tracking single colloidal particles with video holographic Sang-Hyuk Lee,1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Matter, Debye Institute, Utrecht University, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands (Dated: September 27, 2007 for which Mie scattering theory applies, and requires only a single calibration of the optical train, holographic particle analysis can be applied directly to individual particles in hetero- geneous samples

Grier, David

290

Energy exchange between a laser beam and charged particles using inverse transition radiation and method for its use  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for exchanging energy between relativistic charged particles and laser radiation using inverse diffraction radiation or inverse transition radiation. The beam of laser light is directed onto a particle beam by means of two optical elements which have apertures or foils through which the particle beam passes. The two apertures or foils are spaced by a predetermined distance of separation and the angle of interaction between the laser beam and the particle beam is set at a specific angle. The separation and angle are a function of the wavelength of the laser light and the relativistic energy of the particle beam. In a diffraction embodiment, the interaction between the laser and particle beams is determined by the diffraction effect due to the apertures in the optical elements. In a transition embodiment, the interaction between the laser and particle beams is determined by the transition effect due to pieces of foil placed in the particle beam path.

Kimura, Wayne D. (Bellevue, WA); Romea, Richard D. (Seattle, WA); Steinhauer, Loren C. (Bothell, WA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Characterization of a Spherical Proportional Counter in argon-based mixtures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Spherical Proportional Counter is a novel type of radiation detector, with a low energy threshold (typically below 100 eV) and good energy resolution. This detector is being developed by the network NEWS, which includes several applications. We can name between many others Dark Matter searches, low level radon and neutron counting or low energy neutrino detection from supernovas or nuclear reactors via neutrino-nucleus elastic scattering. In this context, this works will present the characterization of a spherical detector of 1 meter diameter using two argon-based mixtures (with methane and isobutane) and for gas pressures between 50 and 1250 mbar. In each case, the energy resolution shows its best value in a wide range of gains, limited by the ballistic effect at low gains and by ion-backflow at high gains. Moreover, the best energy resolution shows a degradation with pressure. These effects will be discussed in terms of gas avalanche properties. Finally, the effect of an electrical field corrector in th...

Iguaz, F J; Castel, J F; Irastorza, I G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

An array of low-background 3He proportional counters for theSudbury Neutrino Observatory  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An array of Neutral-Current Detectors (NCDs) has been builtin order to make a unique measurement of the total active ux of solarneutrinos in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). Data in the thirdphase of the SNO experiment were collected between November 2004 andNovember 2006, after the NCD array was added to improve theneutral-current sensitivity of the SNO detector. This array consisted of36 strings of proportional counters lled with a mixture of 3He and CF4gas capable of detecting the neutrons liberated by the neutrino-deuteronneutral current reaction in the D2O, and four strings lled with a mixtureof 4He and CF4 gas for background measurements. The proportional counterdiameter is 5 cm. The total deployed array length was 398 m. The SNO NCDarray is the lowest-radioactivity large array of proportional countersever produced. This article describes the design, construction,deployment, and characterization of the NCD array, discusses theelectronics and data acquisition system, and considers event signaturesand backgrounds.

Amsbaugh, J.F.; Anaya, J.M.; Banar, J.; Bowles, T.J.; Browne,M.C.; Bullard, T.V.; Burritt, T.H.; Cox-Mobrand, G.A.; Dai, X.; H.Deng,X.; Di Marco, M.; Doe, P.J.; Dragowsky, M.R.; Duba, C.A.; Duncan, F.A.; Earle, E.D.; Elliott, S.R.; Esch, E.-I.; Fergani, H.; Formaggio, J.A.; Fowler, M.M.; Franklin, J.E.; Geissbuehler, P.; Germani, J.V.; Goldschmidt, A.; Guillian, E.; Hallin, A.L.; Harper, G.; Harvey, P.J.; Hazama, R.; Heeger, K.M.; Heise, J.; Hime, A.; Howe, M.A.; Huang, M.; Kormos, L.L.; Kraus, C.; Krauss, C.B.; Law, J.; Lawson, I.T.; Lesko,K.T.; Loach, J.C.; Majerus, S.; Manor, J.; McGee, S.; Miknaitis, K.K.S.; Miller, G.G.; Morissette, B.; Myers, A.; Oblath, N.S.; O'Kee, H.M.; Ollerhead, R.W.; Peeters, S.J.M.; Poon, A.W.P.; Prior, G.; Reitzner,S.D.; Rielage, K.; Robertson, R.G.H.; Skensved, P.; Smith, A.R.; Smith,M.W.E.; Steiger, T.D.; Stonehill,L.C.; Thornewell, P.M.; Tolich, N.; VanDevender, B.A.; VanWechel, T.D.; Wall, B.L.; Tseung, H.W.C.; Wendland,J.; West, N.; Wilhelmy, J.B.; Wilkerson, J.F.; Wouters, J.M.

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Coil spring conveyor for positioning an external radioactive standard in a liquid scintillation counter  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes a liquid scintillation counter having a counting chamber for receiving a liquid sample containing a liquid scintillator and a sample of a radioactive substance to be counted. An improved apparatus is described for positioning a radioactive source in an operating location to irradiate the liquid sample in the counting chamber comprising the combination of: (1) a flexible conveyor including an elongate, generally tubular coil spring section having an interior tubular bore configured to receive the radioactive source; (2) means for retaining the radioactive source in a predetermined axial position within the coil spring; (3) means supporting the coil spring for movement along a conveyor path between a storage location for the radioactive source remote from the counting chamber and an operating location for the radioactive source proximate the counting chamber; and (4) drive means coupled to the coil spring and operative to drive the coil spring along the conveyor path for conveying the radioactive source between the storage and operating locations.

Kampf, R.S.

1986-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

294

Environmental Assessment for the new Whole Body Counter facility at the Savannah River Site  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy proposes to construct and operate a new in-vivo counting facility at the Savannah River Site for the monitoring of employees for internal radionuclides. The proposed facility, titled the new Whole Body Counter (WBC) facility, would house both the existing and additional new invivo counting equipment and facility support operations. The proposed facility would be sited and located in an area of the SRS in which background radiation levels are sufficiently low to assure accurate in-vivo counts and a location that would assure ease of access for occupational workers. This Environmental Assessment has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the requirements of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing NEPA (40 CPR Parts 1500-1508). NEPA requires the assessment of environmental consequences of Federal actions that may affect the quality of the human environment. The proposed action has independent utility to the Savannah River operations and will be necessary to support plant activities regardless of the makeup of the future mission at the site. As such, the proposed new WBC facility is treated as part of the preliminary Reconfiguration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement ``No Action`` alternative.

Not Available

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Role of dopant counter-anion functionality in polyaniline salts/blends and implications to morphology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Polyanilines are of particular current interest primarily due to their relative ease of synthesis, low cost and stable conductivity in air. The insulating, polyaniline emeraldine base (PANI-EB) form becomes electrically conducting by preferential protonation or doping the imine nitrogen sites to yield an electrically conducting polyaniline emeraldine salt (PANI-ES). In this paper, wide and small angle X-ray scattering techniques (i.e., WAXS and SAXS) and light microscopy are used to characterize the influence of the dopant`s structure on the morphology of both polyaniline salt and blend. In an attempt to modify the morphology of the PANI-ES, the authors have evaluated a number of doping acids (i.e., methane sulfonic acid (HMSA), butane sulfonic acid (HBSA), dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid (HDBSA) and camphor sulfonic acid (HCSA)) that vary in size and polarity to better understanding the role of the acid in PANI-ES`s morphology and the resulting electrical conductivity. The other goal was to investigate the effect of the counter-anion structure on the nature of the phase separated PANI-ES network. The shape of the PANI-ES network in the host polycaprolactam has important implications on the nature of conduction behavior and the final electrical conductivity of the blend.

Hopkins, A.R.; Rasmussen, P.G. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Basheer, R.A. [General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, MI (United States). Polymers Dept.; Annis, B.K.; Wignall, G.D. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Role of dopant counter-anion functionality in polyaniline salts/blends and implications to morphology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this paper, wide and small angle X-ray scattering techniques (i.e., WAXS and SAXS) and light microscopy are used to characterize the influence of the dopant`s structure on the morphology of both polyaniline salt and blend. In an attempt to modify the morphology of the PANI-ES, the authors have evaluated a number of doping acids (i.e., methane sulfonic acid (HMSA), butane sulfonic acid (HBSA), dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid (HDBSA) and camphor sulfonic acid (HCSA)) that vary in size and polarity to better understand the role of the acid in PANI-ES`s morphology and the resulting electrical conductivity. These salts were solution blended with polycaprolactam using hexafluoro-2-propanol (HFIP) as a solvent. The other goal was to investigate the effect of the counter-anion structure on the nature of the phase separated PANI-ES network. The shape of the PANI-ES network in the host polycaprolactam has important implications on the nature of conduction behavior and the final electrical conductivity of the blend.

Hopkins, A.R.; Rasmussen, P.G. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Basheer, R.A. [General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, MI (United States). Polymers Dept.; Annis, B.K.; Wignall, G.D. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Design of a Particle Shadowgraph Velocimetry and Size (PSVS) System to Determine Particle Size and Density Distributions (PSDD) in Hanford Nuclear Tank Wastes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An accurate particle size and density distribution (PSDD) for nuclear tank wastes is an essential piece of information that helps determine the engineering requirements for a host of waste management unit operations including tank mixing, pipeline transport, and filtration. The existing approach has involved a laborious approach in which individual particles are identified using SEM/XRD methods and the density of these materials obtained from the technical literature. Further, some methods simply approximate individual particle densities by assuming chemical composition rather than actual measurements of particle density. A particle shadowgraph velocimetry and size (PSVS) system has been designed to obtain representative PSDDs for a broad range of Hanford tank waste materials existing as both individual particles and agglomerates. The PSVS utilizes optical hardware, a temperature controlled settling column, and particle introduction chamber to accurately and reproducibly obtain images of settling particles. Image analysis software then provides a highly accurate determination of both particle terminal velocity and equivalent spherical particle diameter. The particle/agglomerate density is then calculated from Newton’s terminal settling theory. The PSVS was designed to accurately image particle/agglomerate sizes between 10-1000µm and particle/agglomerate densities ranging from 1.4-11.5g/cm3 where the maximum terminal velocity does not exceed 20cm/s. Preliminary testing was completed and results were in good agreement with terminal settling theory. Recent results of this method development are presented, as well as experimental design, and future proposed work.

Fountain, Matthew S.; Blanchard, Jeremy; Erikson, Rebecca L.; Kurath, Dean E.; Howe, Daniel T.; Adkins, Harold E.; Jenks, Jeromy WJ

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

298

Vapor-deposited /sup 235/UO/sub 2/ layers for an ultra-high-sensitivity fission counter  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

After evaluating the properties of uranium oxide coatings prepared by electrodeposition, painting and physical vapor deposition, the vapor deposition method was selected as being preferable for preparing coatings on aluminum electrodes having a total area of 5 m/sup 2/. The electrodes were used in an experimental fission chamber designed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use as a neutron flux monitor the Clinch River Breeder Reactor. Initial testing of the Ultra-High Sensitivity Fission Counter (UHSFC) indicated that a tenfold increase in sensitivity was achieved as compared to commercially available fission counters. Techniques used in vapor coating and characterizing the /sup 235/UO/sub 2/ deposits on the large-area curved substrates are described.

Adair, H.L.; Byrum, B.L.; Dailey, J.M.; Gibson, J.R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Integration of Heat Transfer, Stress, and Particle Trajectory Simulation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. developed and currently markets Beam Optics Analyzer (BOA) in the United States and abroad. BOA is a 3D, charged particle optics code that solves the electric and magnetic fields with and without the presence of particles. It includes automatic and adaptive meshing to resolve spatial scales ranging from a few millimeters to meters. It is fully integrated with CAD packages, such as SolidWorks, allowing seamless geometry updates. The code includes iterative procedures for optimization, including a fully functional, graphical user interface. Recently, time dependent, particle in cell capability was added, pushing particles synchronically under quasistatic electromagnetic fields to obtain particle bunching under RF conditions. A heat transfer solver was added during this Phase I program. Completed tasks include: (1) Added a 3D finite element heat transfer solver with adaptivity; (2) Determined the accuracy of the linear heat transfer field solver to provide the basis for development of higher order solvers in Phase II; (3) Provided more accurate and smoother power density fields; and (4) Defined the geometry using the same CAD model, while maintaining different meshes, and interfacing the power density field between the particle simulator and heat transfer solvers. These objectives were achieved using modern programming techniques and algorithms. All programming was in C++ and parallelization in OpenMP, utilizing state-of-the-art multi-core technology. Both x86 and x64 versions are supported. The GUI design and implementation used Microsoft Foundation Class.

Thuc Bui; Michael Read; Lawrence ives

2012-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

300

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


301

A review of "Nuns’ Chronicles and Convent Culture in Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italy." by K. J. P. Lowe  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

150 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Women?s writing scholars and English drama historians will benefit from her study. K. J. P. Lowe. Nuns? Chronicles and Convent Culture in Renaissance and Counter- Reformation Italy. Cambridge: Cambridge University... Press, 2003. xvi + 437 pp. + 42 illus. $90.00. Review by THOMAS WORCESTER, COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS. Vernacular chronicles of three convents form the basis of this study: Santa Maria delle Vergini (Venice), known as Le Vergini; Santa Maria...

Thomas Worcester

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Latching micro optical switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical switch reliably maintains its on or off state even when subjected to environments where the switch is bumped or otherwise moved. In addition, the optical switch maintains its on or off state indefinitely without requiring external power. External power is used only to transition the switch from one state to the other. The optical switch is configured with a fixed optical fiber and a movable optical fiber. The movable optical fiber is guided by various actuators in conjunction with a latching mechanism that configure the switch in one position that corresponds to the on state and in another position that corresponds to the off state.

Garcia, Ernest J; Polosky, Marc A

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

303

Stimulated Raman scattering of beat wave of two counter-propagating X-mode lasers in a magnetized plasma  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Effects of transverse static magnetic field on stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) of the beat wave excited by two counter-propagating lasers are studied. Two counter-propagating lasers with frequency difference, ?{sub 1}??{sub 2}?2?{sub p}, drive a non resonant space charge beat mode at wave number k{sup ?}{sub 0}?k{sup ?}{sub 1}+k{sup ?}{sub 2} in a plasma, where k{sup ?}{sub 1} and k{sup ?}{sub 2} are wave vectors of lasers having frequencies ?{sub 1} and ?{sub 2}, respectively. The driven beat wave acts as a pump for SRS and excites parametrically a pair of plasma wave (?,k{sup ?}) and side band electromagnetic wave (?{sub 3},k{sup ?}{sub 3}) propagating in the sideward direction in such a way that momentum remains conserved. The growth rate of Raman process is maximum for side scattering at ?{sub s}=?/2 for lower values of applied magnetic field (?1?kG), which can be three fold by applying magnetic field ?5.0?kG. Thus, optimum value of magnetic field can be utilized to achieve maximum electron acceleration in counter propagating geometry of beat wave acceleration by reducing the growth rate of Raman process.

Verma, Kanika; Sajal, Vivek, E-mail: vsajal@rediffmail.com; Varshney, Prateek; Kumar, Ravindra; Sharma, Navneet K. [Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida 201307, UP (India)] [Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida 201307, UP (India)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

304

Fine Particles in Soils  

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

Fine Particles in Soils Fine Particles in Soils Nature Bulletin No. 582 November 28, 1959 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Daniel Ryan, President Roberts Mann, Conservation Editor David H. Thompson, Senior Naturalist FINE PARTICLES IN SOILS If a farmer, while plowing, is visited in the field by another farmer, invariably the visitor will pick up a handful of turned over earth and knead it with his fingers while they talk. The "feel" of it tells him a lot about the texture and structure of that soil. He knows that both are important factors in the growth of plants and determine the crops that may be obtained from the land. Soil is a combination of three different things About half of it is solid matter; the other half consists of air and water The solid portion is composed of organic and inorganic materials.

305

Precision wood particle feedstocks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Wood particles having fibers aligned in a grain, wherein: the wood particles are characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L; the L.times.H dimensions define two side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers; the W.times.H dimensions define two cross-grain end surfaces characterized individually as aligned either normal to the grain or oblique to the grain; the L.times.W dimensions define two substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces; and, a majority of the W.times.H surfaces in the mixture of wood particles have end checking.

Dooley, James H; Lanning, David N

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

306

Caregivers’ perceptions and comprehension of dosage administration directions for over-the-counter cough and cold medications in children 2 to 12 years of age.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Recently, over-the-counter cough and cold medication usage in children has received increased attention by the medical community, parents/caregivers and the Food and Drug Administration. Concerns… (more)

Senter, Ellene Caitlin Bagby

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Poverty, Islamist Extremism, and the Debacle of Doha Round Counter-Terrorism: Part Two of a Trilogy – Non-Agricultural Market Access and Services Trade  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The title of the Trilogy on the Doha Round, of which this article is Part Two, connotes the general argument: the Round is a failed instrument of counter-terrorism. The Round, launched in November 2001, was supposed to ...

Bhala, Raj

2012-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

308

Background and muon counting rates in underground muon measurements with a plastic scintillator counter based on a wavelength shifting fibre and a multi-pixel avalanche photodiode readout  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this short note we present results of background measurements carried out with polystyrene based cast plastic 12.0×12.0×3.0 cm3 size scintillator counter with a wavelength shifting fibre and a multi-pixel Geig...

Vladimir I. Volchenko; Evgeniy V. Akhrameev…

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Isomer Tagging with a Dual Multi-Wire Proportional Counter and a Differential Plunger  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report details the status of an experimental research programme which has studied isomeric states in the mass 130-160 region of the nuclear chart. Several new isomers have been established and characterised near the proton drip line using a recoil isomer tagging technique at the University of Jyvaeskylae, Finland. The latest experiments have been performed with a modified setup where the standard GREAT focal-plane double-sided silicon-strip detector was changed to a dual multi-wire proportional-counter arrangement. This new setup has improved capability for short-lived isomer studies where large focal-plane rates can be tolerated. The results of key recent experiments for nuclei situated above ({sup 153}Yb, {sup 152}Tm) and below ({sup 144}Ho, {sup 142}Tb) the N = 82 shell gap were presented. These studies have charted the evolution of isomeric states across the neutron shell from K-Isomers at N = 74, to shape isomers at N = 77 and shell-model isomers at N = 82, 83. The excitation energies for some of the lowest-lying excited states in these isomeric nuclei show behaviour which is characteristic of an X(5) symmetry falling midway between the limits expected for pure vibrational and rotational behaviour. The future prospects for studies of these nuclei were discussed using an isomer-tagged differential-plunger setup. This technique will be capable of establishing the deformation of the states above the isomers and will aid in determining whether their behaviour is indeed well described by the X(5) symmetry limit.

Cullen, D. M.; Mason, P. J. R.; Khan, S.; Kishada, A. M.; Varley, B. J. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Rigby, S. V. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Oliver Lodge, Lab., University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZE (United Kingdom); Scholey, C.; Greenlees, P.; Rahkila, P.; Jones, P. M.; Julin, R.; Juutinen, S.; Leino, M.; Leppaenen, A. P.; Nyman, M.; Uusitalo, J. [Department of Physics, University of Jyvaeskylae, Jyvaeskylae, FIN-40014 (Finland); Grahn, T.; Pakarinen, J. [Department of Physics, University of Jyvaeskylae, Jyvaeskylae, FIN-40014 (Finland); Oliver Lodge, Lab., University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZE (United Kingdom); Nieminen, P. [Department of Physics, University of Jyvaeskylae, Jyvaeskylae, FIN-40014 (Finland); Department of Nuclear Physics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia)

2008-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

310

Multiwire-Proportional-Counter Measurement of the ML Orbital-Electron-Capture Ratio in Ge71 Decay  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The ML orbital-electron-capture ratio in Ge71 decay has been measured in a wall-less multiwire proportional counter containing the gaseous radioactive compound Ge71H4. The counter was filled to 6 atm with argon containing 15 cm Hg propane. Recent advances in proportional-counter spectrometry below 500 eV have extended the sensitivity for precision measurement to the detection of single- and few-electron events down to essentially zero energy, even in the presence of high intensities of more energetic radiation. These improvements are the result not only of the sophistication of the low-noise electronic system, but also of the present investigation of the degradation spectrum (low-energy tails and afterpulses) from spectral peaks, and of the resolution from each other of single- and few-electron spectra by using computer analysis. A fully transistorized electronic system was developed which includes a special dc-coupled logic unit with zero-time recovery (updating) to perform the following operations: (i) to ensure proper anticoincidence functioning of the ring counter; (ii) to provide paralysis pulses necessary to block possible afterpulses following an ionizing event in either the ring or central counter; and (iii) to eliminate the phenomenon of front- and backedge clipping of large pulses into small ones by the action of the anticoincidence gate. Measurements were made of the K, L, and M peaks, having mean energies of 10.37 keV, 1298, and 158 eV, respectively, and the resulting orbital-electron-capture ratios were determined to be PLPK=0.117±0.001 and PMPL=0.162±0.003. These ratios are compared with theoretical results. Whereas the present LK capture ratio is in closer agreement with theory corrected for exchange according to Bahcall, the theoretical prediction of the ML ratio by Bahcall with correction for exchange lies approximately 7% above the present value, which agrees well with a recent theoretical calculation by Vatai. The half-life of Ge71 was found by least-squares fitting to be 11.15 ± 0.15 days, by following the decay of K x rays from a solid source with a Ge(Li) x-ray detector.

H. Genz; J. P. Renier; J. G. Pengra; R. W. Fink

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

High bandwidth optical mount  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical mount, which directs a laser beam to a point by controlling the position of a light-transmitting optic, is stiffened so that a lowest resonant frequency of the mount is approximately one kilohertz. The optical mount, which is cylindrically-shaped, positions the optic by individually moving a plurality of carriages which are positioned longitudinally within a sidewall of the mount. The optical mount is stiffened by allowing each carriage, which is attached to the optic, to move only in a direction which is substantially parallel to a center axis of the optic. The carriage is limited to an axial movement by flexures or linear bearings which connect the carriage to the mount. The carriage is moved by a piezoelectric transducer. By limiting the carriage to axial movement, the optic can be kinematically clamped to a carriage.

Bender, Donald A. (Dublin, CA); Kuklo, Thomas (Oakdale, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Optics and Diagnostics  

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

test optic after receiving chemical process called AMP2.5, which is under development for increasing the damage threshold of 3 fused silica optics. Photo Number: 2013-05031...

313

NIF Final Optics Assemblies  

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

NIF Final Optics Assemblies The Final Optics Assemblies (FOAs) are the last element of the main laser system and the first of the target area systems. Each FOA contains four...

314

Optic Orientation in Stereo  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The visualization and representation of optic orientation is the nittygritty of practical optical mineralogy. A complete description is concisely made with the use of a stereographic projection. Perspective dr...

Richard E. Stoiber; Stearns A. Morse

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Colored optical glass  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The Lytkarino Optical Glass Factory manufactures various types of colored optical glasses: yellow, orange, and red glasses and glasses that are transparent in the IR region, as well as...

Mogil’naya, L G; Zinov’eva, O B; Firsova, Yu A; Gulyukin, M N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

The fluctuation energy balance in non-suspended fluid-mediated particle transport  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Here we compare two extreme regimes of non-suspended fluid-mediated particle transport, transport in light and heavy fluids ("saltation" and "bedload", respectively), regarding their particle fluctuation energy balance. From direct numerical simulations, we surprisingly find that the ratio between collisional and fluid drag dissipation of fluctuation energy is significantly larger in saltation than in bedload, even though the contribution of interparticle collisions to transport of momentum and energy is much smaller in saltation due to the low concentration of particles in the transport layer. We conclude that the much higher frequency of high-energy particle-bed impacts ("splash") in saltation is the cause for this counter-intuitive behavior. Moreover, from a comparison of these simulations to Particle Tracking Velocimetry measurements which we performed in a wind tunnel under steady transport of fine and coarse sand, we find that turbulent fluctuations of the flow produce particle fluctuation energy at an unexpectedly high rate in saltation even under conditions for which the effects of turbulence are usually believed to be small.

Thomas Pähtz; Orencio Durán; Tuan-Duc Ho; Alexandre Valance; Jasper F. Kok

2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

317

''Atomic Optics'': Nonimaging Optics on the Nanoscale  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is the final report for a one year close out extension of our basic research program that was established at the University of Chicago more than sixteen years ago to explore and develop the optical sub-discipline that has come to be known as ''nonimaging optics''. This program has been extremely fruitful, having both broadened the range of formalism available for workers in this field and led to the discovery of many new families of optical devices. These devices and techniques have applications wherever the efficient transport and transformation of light distributions are important, in particular in illumination, fiber optics, collection and concentration of sunlight, and the detection of faint light signals in physics and astrophysics. Over the past thirty years, Nonimaging Optics (Welford and Winston, 1989) has brought a fresh approach to the analysis of many problems in classical macro-scale optics. Through the application of phase-space concepts, statistical methods, thermodynamic arguments, etc., many previously established performance limits were able to be broken and many technical surprises with exciting practical applications were discovered. The most recent three-year phase of our long-term continuing program ended in late 2002 and emphasized extending our work in geometrical optics and expanding it to include some interesting questions in physical optics as well as in the new field of statistical optics. This report presents a survey of the basic history and concepts of nonimaging optics and reviews highlights and significant accomplishments over the past fifteen years. This is followed by a more detailed summary of recent research directions and accomplishments during the last three years. This most recent phase was marked by the broadening in scope to include a separate project involving a collaboration with an industrial partner, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). This effort was proposed and approved in 1998 and was incorporated into this project (September, 1998) with the required additional funding provided through this already existing grant.

Roland Winston Joseph O'Gallagher

2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

318

COS DCE BOOT FSW v1.13 Component Test Results Requirement 5.2.3.3a Counters for All Commands  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

COS DCE BOOT FSW v1.13 Component Test Results Requirement 5.2.3.3a Counters for All Commands Date. Brownsberger 2-13-01 The Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy Reviewed: Approved: COS DCE BOOT FSW v1 Initial Release COS DCE BOOT FSW v1.13 Component Test Results Requirement 5.2.3.3a Counters for All

Colorado at Boulder, University of

319

COS DCE BOOT FSW v1.09 Component Test Results Requirement 5.2.3.3a Counter for All Commands  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

COS DCE BOOT FSW v1.09 Component Test Results Requirement 5.2.3.3a Counter for All Commands Date. Brownsberger 2-13-01 The Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy Reviewed: Approved: COS DCE BOOT FSW v1 Initial Release COS DCE BOOT FSW v1.09 Component Test Results Requirement 5.2.3.3a Counter for All

Colorado at Boulder, University of

320

Optics and Diagnostics  

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

10 14 | Next | Last Back to Index Optics Diffraction Gratings for APPOLON laser. Photo Number: 2011-020040...

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


321

Optical voltage reference  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical voltage reference for providing an alternative to a battery source is described. The optical reference apparatus provides a temperature stable, high precision, isolated voltage reference through the use of optical isolation techniques to eliminate current and impedance coupling errors. Pulse rate frequency modulation is employed to eliminate errors in the optical transmission link while phase-lock feedback is employed to stabilize the frequency to voltage transfer function. 2 figures.

Rankin, R.; Kotter, D.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

322

Thermodynamics of Optical Tweezers  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We discuss the measurement of the gradient and scattering forces based on a thermodynamic treatment of optical tweezers.

Stilgoe, Alexander B; Nguyen, Lan T P; Nieminen, Timo A; Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina

323

Optical power evolution in the Boeing 1 kW FEL oscillator  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A four-dimensional simulation in x, y, z, and t, including betatron motion of the electrons, is used to study optical power evolution and the trapped-particle instability in the Boeing 1 kW FEL oscillator.

J. Blau; R.K. Wong; W.B. Colson

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Ensemble method to measure the potential energy of nanoparticles in an optical trap  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A method is described for measuring the potential energy of nanoparticles in an optical trap by trapping an ensemble of particles with a focused laser beam. The force balance between...

Junio, Joseph; Ng, Jack; Cohen, Joel A; Lin, Zhifang; Ou-Yang, H Daniel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Optical Diagnostics Thomas Tsang  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical Diagnostics Thomas Tsang · tight environment · high radiation area · non-serviceable area · passive components · optics only, no active electronics · transmit image through flexible fiber bundle #12;New imaging fiber bundle Core size: 12 µm, diameter: 1/8" Optical Diagnostics Total fiber counts ~50

McDonald, Kirk

326

REVIEW ARTICLE Optical trapping  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

REVIEW ARTICLE Optical trapping Keir C. Neuman and Steven M. Blocka) Department of Biological ago, optical traps have emerged as a powerful tool with broad-reaching applications in biology--and the measurement of nanometer-level displacements of--optically trapped objects. We review progress

Block, Steven

327

The Particle Adventure | How do we experiment with tiny particles? |  

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

Accelerating particles Accelerating particles Accelerating particles It is fairly easy to obtain particles. Physicists get electrons by heating metals; they get protons by robbing hydrogen of its electron; etc. Accelerators speed up charged particles by creating large electric fields which attract or repel the particles. This field is then moved down the accelerator, "pushing" the particles along. In a linear accelerator the field is due to traveling electromagnetic (E-M) waves. When an E-M wave hits a bunch of particles, those in the back get the biggest boost, while those in the front get less of a boost. In this fashion, the particles "ride" the front of the E-M wave like a bunch of surfers. The next page shows this process in an easier to understand animation

328

University of Central Florida College of Optics & Photonics Optics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

University of Central Florida College of Optics & Photonics Optics Spring 2010 OSE-6432: Principles of guided wave optics; electro -optics, acousto-optics and optoelectronics. Location: CREOL-A-214 or by Appointment Reference Materials: 1. Class Notes. 2. "Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides", K. Okamoto, Academic

Van Stryland, Eric

329

Particle Size Characterization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

NISTrecommended p r a c t i c e g u i d e Special Publication 960-1 #12;i Particle Size Characterization Ajit.S. Department of Commerce Donald L. Evans, Secretary Technology Administration Karen H. Brown, Acting Under Steve Freiman, Said Jahanmir, James Kelly, Patrick Pei and Dennis Minor and of the Ceramics Division

330

On Board, In-use Sensitivity Study of an Electrical Aerosol Detector (EAD) and Condensation Particle Counter (CPC) for Second by Second Diesel PM Measurements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. DOE's EERE FreedomCar and Fuel Partnership and 21st Century Truck Programs.

331

Near perfect optics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report discusses a novel fabrication process to produce nearly perfect optics. The process utilizes vacuum deposition techniques to optimally modify polished optical substrate surfaces. The surface figure, i.e. contour of a polished optical element, is improved by differentially filling in the low spots on the surface using flux from a physical vapor deposition source through an appropriate mask. The process is expected to enable the manufacture of diffraction-limited optical systems for the UV, extreme UV, and soft X-ray spectral regions, which would have great impact on photolithography and astronomy. This same technique may also reduce the fabrication cost of visible region optics with aspheric surfaces.

Goeke, R.; Farnsworth, A.V.; Neumann, C.C.; Sweatt, W.C.; Warren, M.E.; Weed, J.W.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Ghost imaging for three-dimensional optical security  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Ghost imaging has become increasingly popular in quantum and optical application fields. Here, we report three-dimensional (3D) optical security using ghost imaging. The series of random phase-only masks are sparsified, which are further converted into particle-like distributions placed in 3D space. We show that either an optical or digital approach can be employed for the encoding. The results illustrate that a larger key space can be generated due to the application of 3D space compared with previous works.

Chen, Wen, E-mail: elechenw@nus.edu.sg; Chen, Xudong [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117583 (Singapore)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117583 (Singapore)

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

333

Modular Optical PDV System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A modular optical photon Doppler velocimetry (PDV) detector system has been developed by using readily available optical components with a 20-GHz Miteq optical detector into eight channels of single-wide modules integrated into a 3U rack unit (1U = 1.75 inches) with a common power supply. Optical fibers were precisely trimmed, welded, and timed within each unit. This system has been used to collect dynamic velocity data on various physics experiments. An optical power meter displays the laser input power to the module and optical power at the detector. An adjustable micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) optical attenuator is used to adjust the amount of unshifted light entering the detector. Front panel LEDs show the presence of power to the module. A fully loaded chassis with eight channels consumes 45 watts of power. Each chassis requires 1U spacing above and below for heat management. Modules can be easily replaced.

Araceli Rutkowski, David Esquibel

2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

334

Fiber optic vibration sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic vibration sensor utilizes two single mode optical fibers supported by a housing with one optical fiber fixedly secured to the housing and providing a reference signal and the other optical fiber having a free span length subject to vibrational displacement thereof with respect to the housing and the first optical fiber for providing a signal indicative of a measurement of any perturbation of the sensor. Damping or tailoring of the sensor to be responsive to selected levels of perturbation is provided by altering the diameter of optical fibers or by immersing at least a portion of the free span length of the vibration sensing optical fiber into a liquid of a selected viscosity.

Dooley, Joseph B. (Harriman, TN); Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN); Tobin, Kenneth W. (Harriman, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Fiber optic vibration sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic vibration sensor utilizes two single mode optical fibers supported by a housing with one optical fiber fixedly secured to the housing and providing a reference signal and the other optical fiber having a free span length subject to vibrational displacement thereof with respect to the housing and the first optical fiber for providing a signal indicative of a measurement of any perturbation of the sensor. Damping or tailoring of the sensor to be responsive to selected levels of perturbation is provided by altering the diameter of optical fibers or by immersing at least a portion of the free span length of the vibration sensing optical fiber into a liquid of a selected viscosity. 2 figures.

Dooley, J.B.; Muhs, J.D.; Tobin, K.W.

1995-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

336

Evaluation of emerging parallel optical link technology for high energy physics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Modern particle detectors utilize optical fiber links to deliver event data to upstream trigger and data processing systems. Future detector systems can benefit from the development of dense arrangements of high speed optical links emerging from industry advancements in transceiver technology. Supporting data transfers of up to 120 Gbps in each direction, optical engines permit assembly of the optical transceivers in close proximity to ASICs and FPGAs. Test results of some of these parallel components will be presented including the development of pluggable FPGA Mezzanine Cards equipped with optical engines to provide to collaborators on the Versatile Link Common Project for the HI-LHC at CERN.

Chramowicz, J.; Kwan, S.; Prosser, A.; Winchell, M.; /Fermilab

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Non-linear optical crystal vibration sensing device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A non-linear optical crystal vibration sensing device (10) including a photorefractive crystal (26) and a laser (12). The laser (12 ) produces a coherent light beam (14) which is split by a beam splitter (18) into a first laser beam (20) and a second laser beam (22). After passing through the crystal (26) the first laser beam (20) is counter-propagated back upon itself by a retro-mirror (32), creating a third laser beam (30). The laser beams (20, 22, 30) are modulated, due to the mixing effect within the crystal (26) by vibration of the crystal (30). In the third laser beam (30), modulation is stable and such modulation is converted by a photodetector (34) into a usable electrical output, intensity modulated in accordance with vibration applied to the crystal (26).

Kalibjian, Ralph (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

338

Analytical expressions for the gate utilization factors of passive multiplicity counters including signal build-up  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the realm of nuclear safeguards, passive neutron multiplicity counting using shift register pulse train analysis to nondestructively quantify Pu in product materials is a familiar and widely applied technique. The approach most commonly taken is to construct a neutron detector consisting of {sup 3}He filled cylindrical proportional counters embedded in a high density polyethylene moderator. Fast neutrons from the item enter the moderator and are quickly slowed down, on timescales of the order of 1-2 {micro}s, creating a thermal population which then persists typically for several 10's {micro}s and is sampled by the {sup 3}He detectors. Because the initial transient is of comparatively short duration it has been traditional to treat it as instantaneous and furthermore to approximate the subsequent capture time distribution as exponential in shape. With these approximations simple expressions for the various Gate Utilization Factors (GUFs) can be obtained. These factors represent the proportion of time correlated events i.e. Doubles and Triples signal present in the pulse train that is detected by the coincidence gate structure chosen (predelay and gate width settings of the multiplicity shift register). More complicated expressions can be derived by generalizing the capture time distribution to multiple time components or harmonics typically present in real systems. When it comes to applying passive neutron multiplicity methods to extremely intense (i.e. high emission rate and highly multiplying) neutron sources there is a drive to use detector types with very fast response characteristics in order to cope with the high rates. In addition to short pulse width, detectors with a short capture time profile are also desirable so that a short coincidence gate width can be set in order to reduce the chance or Accidental coincidence signal. In extreme cases, such as might be realized using boron loaded scintillators, the dieaway time may be so short that the build-up (thermalization transient) within the detector cannot be ignored. Another example where signal build-up might be observed is when a {sup 3}He based system is used to track the evolution of the time correlated signal created by a higher multiplying item within a reflective configuration such as the measurement of a spent fuel assembly. In this work we develop expressions for the GUFs which include signal build-up.

Croft, Stephen [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Evans, Louise G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schear, Melissa A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Experimental Particle Physics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The high energy physics group at the University of South Carolina, under the leadership of Profs. S.R. Mishra, R. Petti, M.V. Purohit, J.R. Wilson (co-PI's), and C. Rosenfeld (PI), engaged in studies in "Experimental Particle Physics." The group collaborated with similar groups at other universities and at national laboratories to conduct experimental studies of elementary particle properties. We utilized the particle accelerators at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California, and the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. Mishra, Rosenfeld, and Petti worked predominantly on neutrino experiments. Experiments conducted in the last fifteen years that used cosmic rays and the core of the sun as a source of neutrinos showed conclusively that, contrary to the former conventional wisdom, the "flavor" of a neutrino is not immutable. A neutrino of flavor "e," "mu," or "tau," as determined from its provenance, may swap its identity with one of the other flavors -- in our jargon, they "oscillate." The oscillation phenomenon is extraordinarily difficult to study because neutrino interactions with our instruments are exceedingly rare -- they travel through the earth mostly unimpeded -- and because they must travel great distances before a substantial proportion have made the identity swap. Three of the experiments that we worked on, MINOS, NOvA, and LBNE utilize a beam of neutrinos from an accelerator at Fermilab to determine the parameters governing the oscillation. Two other experiments that we worked on, NOMAD and MIPP, provide measurements supportive of the oscillation experiments. Good measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters may constitute a "low energy window" on related phenomena that are otherwise unobservable because they would occur only at energies way above the reach of conceivable accelerators. Purohit and Wilson participated in the BaBar experiment, which collected data at SLAC until 2008. They continued to analyze the voluminous BaBar data with an emphasis on precision tests of Quantum Chromodynamics and on properties of the "eta_B," a bottom quark paired in a meson with a strange quark. The ATLAS experiment became the principal research focus for Purohit. One of the world's largest pieces of scientific equipment, ATLAS observes particle collisions at the highest-energy particle accelerator ever built, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Our efforts on ATLAS included participation in the commissioning, calibration, and installation of components called "CSCs". The unprecedented energy of 14 TeV enabled the ATLAS and CMS collaborations to declare discovery of the famous Higgs particle in 2012.

Rosenfeld, Carl [Univ of South Carolina] (ORCID:0000000338571223); Mishra, Sanjib R. [Univ of South Carolina; Petti, Roberto [Univ of South Carolina; Purohit, Milind V. [Univ of South Carolina

2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

340

Three-dimensional light trap for reflective particles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for containing either a reflective particle or a particle having an index of refraction lower than that of the surrounding media in a three-dimensional light cage. A light beam from a single source illuminates an optics system and generates a set of at least three discrete focussed beams that emanate from a single exit aperture and focus on to a focal plane located close to the particle. The set of focal spots defines a ring that surrounds the particle. The set of focussed beams creates a "light cage" and circumscribes a zone of no light within which the particle lies. The surrounding beams apply constraining forces (created by radiation pressure) to the particle, thereby containing it in a three-dimensional force field trap. A diffractive element, such as an aperture multiplexed lens, or either a Dammann grating or phase element in combination with a focusing lens, may be used to generate the beams. A zoom lens may be used to adjust the size of the light cage, permitting particles of various sizes to be captured and contained.

Neal, Daniel R. (Tijeras, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


341

Active Diffusion of Motor Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The movement of motor particles consisting of one or several molecular motors bound to a cargo particle is studied theoretically. The particles move on patterns of immobilized filaments. Several patterns are described for which the motor particles undergo nondirected but enhanced diffusion. Depending on the walking distance of the particles and the mesh size of the patterns, the active diffusion coefficient exhibits three different regimes. For micrometer-sized motor particles in water, e.g., this diffusion coefficient can be enhanced by 2 orders of magnitude.

Stefan Klumpp and Reinhard Lipowsky

2005-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

342

Particle Data Group  

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

About PDG About PDG About the PDG PDG authors Order PDG products PDG citation Encoder tools Job at LBNL Contact Us Downloads Resources Errata Archives Atomic Nuclear Properties Online HEP Info Non-PDG Databases Durham-RAL databases Current experiments Guide to Data Partial-wave analyses Contact Us News The "Reviews, Tables, Plots" section has been updated. The next book edition is due in early summer 2014, and the booklet in late summer 2014. Funded By: US DOE US NSF CERN MEXT (Japan) INFN (Italy) MEC (Spain) IHEP & RFBR (Russia) Mirrors: USA (LBNL) Brazil CERN Indonesia Italy Japan (KEK) Russia (Novosibirsk) Russia (Protvino) UK (Durham) The Review of Particle Physics J. Beringer et al. (Particle Data Group), Phys. Rev. D86, 010001 (2012) and 2013 partial update for the 2014 edition.

343

Particle Data Group - Authors  

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

6 Edition and 2007 Web Update 6 Edition and 2007 Web Update (Click on Author Name to get Email address, phone numbers, etc.) RPP authors New authors of 2007 Web Update M. Antonelli, 102 H. Baer, 64 G. Bernardi, 103 M. Carena, 51 M.-C. Chen, 11 B. Dobrescu, 51 J.-F. Grivaz, 104 T. Gutsche, 105 J. Huston, 45 T. Junk, 51 C.-J. Lin, 1 H. Mahlke, 106 P. Mohr, 107 P. Nevski, 75 S. Rolli, 108 A. Romaniouk, 109 B. Seligman, 110 M. Shaevitz, 111 B. Taylor, 107 M. Titov, 56,112 G. Weiglein, 78 A. Wheeler, 69 Authors of the 2006 Review of Particle Physics W.-M. Yao et al. (Particle Data Group), J. Phys. G 33, 1 (2006) (bibtex format) Also see: PS format or PDF format. AUTHORS OF LISTINGS AND REVIEWS: (Click on Author Name to get Email address, phone numbers, etc.) RPP authors (RPP 2006)

344

Small Particles in Cirrus  

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

Particles in Cirrus Particles in Cirrus Because the reflective properties of ice crystals in cirrus clouds can greatly influence the amount of solar energy that reaches the Earth, scientists use information about the shape and size of ice crystals as input to climate models. These data are obtained by satellite instruments, ground-based sensors, and research aircraft equipped with probes. However, notable discrepancies among these measurements have led to considerable uncertainty in how to represent these properties in climate models. From December 2009 through April 2010, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility will sponsor the use of an instrumented aircraft to obtain the most comprehensive set of measurements of ice crystals in cirrus clouds yet obtained. In conjunction with

345

Masses of Fundamental Particles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In the original paper entitled, "Masses of Fundamental Particles"(arXiv:1109.3705v5, 10 Feb 2012), not only the masses of fundamental particles including the weak bosons, Higgs boson, quarks, and leptons, but also the mixing angles of quarks and those of neutrinos are all explained and/or predicted in the unified composite models of quarks and leptons successfully. In this addendum entitled, "Higgs Boson Mass in the Minimal Unified Subquark Model", it is emphasized that the Higgs boson mass is predicted to be about 130Gev in the minimal unified subquark model, which agrees well with the experimental values of 125-126GeV recently found by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at the LHC.

Hidezumi Terazawa

2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

346

Particle detector spatial resolution  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method and apparatus for producing separated columns of scintillation layer material, for use in detection of X-rays and high energy charged particles with improved spatial resolution. A pattern of ridges or projections is formed on one surface of a substrate layer or in a thin polyimide layer, and the scintillation layer is grown at controlled temperature and growth rate on the ridge-containing material. The scintillation material preferentially forms cylinders or columns, separated by gaps conforming to the pattern of ridges, and these columns direct most of the light produced in the scintillation layer along individual columns for subsequent detection in a photodiode layer. The gaps may be filled with a light-absorbing material to further enhance the spatial resolution of the particle detector.

Perez-Mendez, Victor (Berkeley, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Relationship between Particle Mass and Mobility for Diesel Exhaust Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We used the aerosol particle mass analyzer (APM) to measure the mass of mobility-classified diesel exhaust particles. This information enabled us to determine the effective density and fractal dimension of diesel particles as a function of engine load. We ...

Kihong Park; Feng Cao; David B. Kittelson; Peter H. McMurry

2002-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

348

Charged Particle Radiography  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Coulomb multiple scattering of charged particles as they pass through material allows them to be used as a radiographic probe. This forms the basis for a new kind of radiography that is finding application where conventional x-ray radiography is limited by flux or backgrounds. Charged-particle radiography is providing a versatile new probe that has advantages over conventional x-ray radiography for some unique application. Proton radiography has been used to make quantitative motion pictures of high explosive driven experiments and proves to be of great value for radiographing experiments that mock up nuclear weapon primaries for stockpile certification. By taking advantage of magnetic lens to magnify images and by using the very bright beams that can be made with electrons, charged-particle radiography may be useful for studying the fine spatial detail and very fast motion in laser driven implosion experiments at the National Ignition Facility. Finally, radiographs can be made using cosmic-ray muons for searching vehicles and cargo containers for surreptitious cargo of high z materials such as uranium or plutonium.

Morris, Chris (LANL) [LANL

2004-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

349

The neutron long counter NERO for studies of beta-delayed neutron emission in the r-process  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The neutron long counter NERO was built at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State University, for measuring beta-delayed neutron-emission probabilities. The detector was designed to work in conjunction with a beta-decay implantation station, so that beta decays and beta-delayed neutrons emitted from implanted nuclei can be measured simultaneously. The high efficiency of about 40%, for the range of energies of interest, along with the small background, are crucial for measuring beta-delayed neutron emission branchings for neutron-rich r-process nuclei produced as low intensity fragmentation beams in in-flight separator facilities.

J. Pereira; P. Hosmer; G. Lorusso; P. Santi; A. Couture; J. Daly; M. Del Santo; T. Elliot; J. Goerres; C. Herlitzius; K. -L. Kratz; L. O. Lamm; H. Y. Lee; F. Montes; M. Ouellette; E. Pellegrini; P. Reeder; H. Schatz; F. Schertz; L. Schnorrenberger; K. Smith; E. Stech; E. Strandberg; C. Ugalde; M. Wiescher; A. Woehr

2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

350

Optical Resonators in Current and Future Experiments of the ALPS Collaboration  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The ALPS collaboration runs a "light shining through a wall" (LSW) experiment to search for weakly interacting sub-eV particles (WISPs). Its sensitivity is significantly enhanced by the incorporation of a large-scale production resonator and a small-scale high-power resonant second harmonic generator. Here we report on important experimental details and limitations of these resonators and derive recommendations for further experiments. A very promising improvement for a future ALPS experiment is the incorporation of an additional large-scale regeneration resonator. We present a rough sketch of how to combine a regeneration resonator with a single-photon counter (SPC) as detector for regenerated photons.

T. Meier; for the ALPS collaboration

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

351

Movement of Indoor Fine Particle  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

For the pollution control of cleanroom, the airflow force is the most important ... important for the movement of indoor particles in cleanroom comparatively. As for the movement of particles...

Zhonglin Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

The ‘Oh my God’ particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Every so often a particle from space hit’s Earth’s atmosphere with an energy exceeding anything that a manmade accelerator can achieve. Where do these particles come from? And how do they get to be so energeti...

Dr. Stephen Webb

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

E-Print Network 3.0 - angle-correlated particle-particle propagation...  

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

INCLINED SURFACES USING SMOOTH Summary: -wise particle- particle interactions to simulate surface tension and contact line behavior. The pair-wise forces... a particle-particle...

354

A cerium glass fiber-optic active target for high energy physics experiments  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A fiber-optic plate imaging system has been developed for active target and tracking applications, in which the active element is Ce(3+) in a silicate glass. Particle tracks and interactions have been recorded with a hit density of /approx gt/4/mm for minimum ionizing particles and with a spatial resolution sigma /similar to/ 28..mu..m.

Ruchti, R.; Baumbaugh, B.; Bishop, J.; Biswas, N.; Busenitz, J.; Cason, N.; Cunningham, J.; Gardner, R.; Grenquist, S.; Kenney, V.; Mannel, E.; Mountain, R.; Shephard, W.; Baumbaugh, A.; Knickerbocker, K.; Wegner, C.; Yarema, R.; Rogers, A.; Kinchen, B.; Ellis, J.; Mead, R.; Swanson, D.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Propionic-Acid-Terminated Silicon Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Optical Characterization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

producing water-dispersible, propionic-acid-terminated particles. From transmission electron microscope (TEM oxidation of the nanocrystals. The silicon nanocrystals could be transferred into water or methanol in acrylic acid, water, and methanol and showed essentially the same optical properties in all three solvents

Swihart, Mark T.

356

Photoacoustic Doppler Effect from Flowing Small Light-Absorbing Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

From the flow of a suspension of micrometer-scale carbon particles, the photoacoustic Doppler shift is observed. As predicted theoretically, the observed Doppler shift equals half of that in Doppler ultrasound and does not depend on the direction of laser illumination. This new physical phenomenon provides a basis for developing photoacoustic Doppler flowmetry, which can potentially be used for detecting fluid flow in optically scattering media and especially low-speed blood flow of relatively deep microcirculation in biological tissue.

Hui Fang; Konstantin Maslov; Lihong V. Wang

2007-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

357

Transpiration purged optical probe  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical apparatus for clearly viewing the interior of a containment vessel by applying a transpiration fluid to a volume directly in front of the external surface of the optical element of the optical apparatus. The fluid is provided by an external source and transported by means of an annular tube to a capped end region where the inner tube is perforated. The perforation allows the fluid to stream axially towards the center of the inner tube and then axially away from an optical element which is positioned in the inner tube just prior to the porous sleeve. This arrangement draws any contaminants away from the optical element keeping it free of contaminants. In one of several embodiments, the optical element can be a lens, a viewing port or a laser, and the external source can provide a transpiration fluid having either steady properties or time varying properties.

2004-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

358

Quantum optical waveform conversion  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Currently proposed architectures for long-distance quantum communication rely on networks of quantum processors connected by optical communications channels [1,2]. The key resource for such networks is the entanglement of matter-based quantum systems with quantum optical fields for information transmission. The optical interaction bandwidth of these material systems is a tiny fraction of that available for optical communication, and the temporal shape of the quantum optical output pulse is often poorly suited for long-distance transmission. Here we demonstrate that nonlinear mixing of a quantum light pulse with a spectrally tailored classical field can compress the quantum pulse by more than a factor of 100 and flexibly reshape its temporal waveform, while preserving all quantum properties, including entanglement. Waveform conversion can be used with heralded arrays of quantum light emitters to enable quantum communication at the full data rate of optical telecommunications.

D Kielpinski; JF Corney; HM Wiseman

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

359

Apparatus for separating particles utilizing engineered acoustic contrast capture particles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for separating particles from a medium includes a capillary defining a flow path therein that is in fluid communication with a medium source. The medium source includes engineered acoustic contrast capture particle having a predetermined acoustic contrast. The apparatus includes a vibration generator that is operable to produce at least one acoustic field within the flow path. The acoustic field produces a force potential minima for positive acoustic contrast particles and a force potential minima for negative acoustic contrast particles in the flow path and drives the engineered acoustic contrast capture particles to either the force potential minima for positive acoustic contrast particles or the force potential minima for negative acoustic contrast particles.

Kaduchak, Gregory (Los Alamos, NM); Ward, Michael D. (Los Alamos, NM)

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

360

Apparatus for separating particles utilizing engineered acoustic contrast capture particles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for separating particles from a medium includes a capillary defining a flow path therein that is in fluid communication with a medium source. The medium source includes engineered acoustic contrast capture particle having a predetermined acoustic contrast. The apparatus includes a vibration generator that is operable to produce at least one acoustic field within the flow path. The acoustic field produces a force potential minima for positive acoustic contrast particles and a force potential minima for negative acoustic contrast particles in the flow path and drives the engineered acoustic contrast capture particles to either the force potential minima for positive acoustic contrast particles or the force potential minima for negative acoustic contrast particles.

Kaduchak, Gregory; Ward, Michael D

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


361

Optical atomic magnetometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical atomic magnetometers is provided operating on the principles of nonlinear magneto-optical rotation. An atomic vapor is optically pumped using linearly polarized modulated light. The vapor is then probed using a non-modulated linearly polarized light beam. The resulting modulation in polarization angle of the probe light is detected and used in a feedback loop to induce self-oscillation at the resonant frequency.

Budker, Dmitry; Higbie, James; Corsini, Eric P

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

362

Optics in Brazil  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

For Brazilian scientists, optics is considered a leading field in technology transfer. The discipline plays a large role in the country?s ongoing scientific ...

Bagnato, Vanderlei; Brito Cruz, Carlos H de

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

LSST Camera Optics Design  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) uses a novel, three-mirror, telescope design feeding a camera system that includes a set of broad-band filters and three refractive corrector lenses to produce a flat field at the focal plane with a wide field of view. Optical design of the camera lenses and filters is integrated in with the optical design of telescope mirrors to optimize performance. We discuss the rationale for the LSST camera optics design, describe the methodology for fabricating, coating, mounting and testing the lenses and filters, and present the results of detailed analyses demonstrating that the camera optics will meet their performance goals.

Riot, V J; Olivier, S; Bauman, B; Pratuch, S; Seppala, L; Gilmore, D; Ku, J; Nordby, M; Foss, M; Antilogus, P; Morgado, N

2012-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

364

Optically measuring interior cavities  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of measuring the three-dimensional volume or perimeter shape of an interior cavity includes the steps of collecting a first optical slice of data that represents a partial volume or perimeter shape of the interior cavity, collecting additional optical slices of data that represents a partial volume or perimeter shape of the interior cavity, and combining the first optical slice of data and the additional optical slices of data to calculate of the three-dimensional volume or perimeter shape of the interior cavity.

Stone, Gary Franklin (Livermore, CA)

2008-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

365

Optical limiting materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Optical limiting materials. Methanofullerenes, fulleroids and/or other fullerenes chemically altered for enhanced solubility, in liquid solution, and in solid blends with transparent glass (SiO.sub.2) gels or polymers, or semiconducting (conjugated) polymers, are shown to be useful as optical limiters (optical surge protectors). The nonlinear absorption is tunable such that the energy transmitted through such blends saturates at high input energy per pulse over a wide range of wavelengths from 400-1100 nm by selecting the host material for its absorption wavelength and ability to transfer the absorbed energy into the optical limiting composition dissolved therein. This phenomenon should be generalizable to other compositions than substituted fullerenes.

McBranch, Duncan W. (Santa Fe, NM); Mattes, Benjamin R. (Santa Fe, NM); Koskelo, Aaron C. (Los Alamos, NM); Heeger, Alan J. (Santa Barbara, CA); Robinson, Jeanne M. (Los Alamos, NM); Smilowitz, Laura B. (Los Alamos, NM); Klimov, Victor I. (Los Alamos, NM); Cha, Myoungsik (Goleta, CA); Sariciftci, N. Serdar (Santa Barbara, CA); Hummelen, Jan C. (Groningen, NL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Nanotechnology for Optical Networks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Transparent optical networks will rely on electronics for control and monitoring. Integrating infrared optoelectronic devices such as lasers, modulators, and detectors onto silicon...

Sargent, Edward

367

Transverse Optical Magnetism  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Magnetic interactions with light are usually so small that they are ignored, even in nonlinear optics. Scientists have discovered that parametric processes can drive the interactions...

Rand, Stephen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Optical contact micrometer  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Certain examples provide optical contact micrometers and methods of use. An example optical contact micrometer includes a pair of opposable lenses to receive an object and immobilize the object in a position. The example optical contact micrometer includes a pair of opposable mirrors positioned with respect to the pair of lenses to facilitate viewing of the object through the lenses. The example optical contact micrometer includes a microscope to facilitate viewing of the object through the lenses via the mirrors; and an interferometer to obtain one or more measurements of the object.

Jacobson, Steven D.

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

369

Hybrid Dissymmetrical Colloidal Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS, 115, avenue du Dr Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac, France, Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, CNRS, 87, avenue du Dr Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex, France, Laboratoire de Chimie et Procédés de Polymérisation, CNRS?CPE Lyon, Bâtiment 308 F, 43, boulevard du 11 novembre 1918, BP 2077, 69616 Villeurbanne Cedex, France, and Laboratoire des IMRCP, Université Paul Sabatier, 118, route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex, France ... After this step was completed, the suspension was transferred into a thermostated reactor and the monomer was introduced. ... On one hand, the resistance to some solvents of our hybrid particles could be improved cross-linking the polymer nodules. ...

Stéphane Reculusa; Céline Poncet-Legrand; Adeline Perro; Etienne Duguet; Elodie Bourgeat-Lami; Christophe Mingotaud; Serge Ravaine

2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

370

Study of Particle Resuspension by Impaction.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? This thesis discusses particle resuspension from surfaces caused by particle impaction. The thesis also focuses on particle transport and different transport mechanisms regarding different… (more)

Hammersgård, Alexander

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

AN INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM OPTICS...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

AN INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM OPTICS... ...the light as you've never seen before... Optics:http://science.howstuffworks.com/laser5.htm #12;5 DEFINITION Quantum Optics: "Quantum optics is a field in quantum physics, dealing OPTICS OPERATORS Light is described in terms of field operators for creation and annihilation of photons

Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

372

The Universe Adventure - Fundamental Particles  

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

Fundamental Particles Fundamental Particles Chart of Fundamental Particles All matter in the universe is comprised of fundamental particles. So what exactly makes up this matter? All matter is made of fundamental particles that came into being at the birth of the Universe. Quarks experience the strong force which is carried by massless particles called gluons. They bond together in specific combinations to form protons, neutrons, and other hadrons. Leptons do not experience the strong force but may interact via the electromagnetic force, the weak force, or both. Anti-quarks and anti-leptons are exactly the same as their quark and lepton counterparts, but have an opposite charge. All massive particles are influenced by the force of gravity. Quark-Gluon Plasma: 10-12 Seconds After the Big Bang

373

The assembly and calibration of a small animal whole-body counter utilizing ?b166?sholmium, ?b131?siodine, ?b186?srhenium, ?b153?ssamarium, and ?b99?s[superscript m]technetium  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

these radionuclides. For this reason a small animal whole-body counting system has been assembled and calibrated using the radionuclides '"Ho, "'I, '"Re, "'Sm, and " Tc for further research of the palliative treatment of small animals. The whole-body counting... for the Whole-body Counter 28 10 Re-186 Calibration Curve for the Whole-body Counter 28 11 Sm-153 Calibration Curve for the Whole-body Counter 29 12 Tc-99m Calibration Curve for the Whole-body Counter 29 13 Ho-166 Photopeak and FWHM 14 I-131 Photopeak...

Hulkovich, Paul Randolph

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

A simple way to measure particle size in fluegases  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The size range of particles found in fluegases from stationary emission sources, such as combustion stacks, is an important process parameter. Particle-size range not only affects plume opacity and dispersion modeling, but it is a key factor in the selection and design of air-pollution-control equipment, such as cyclones, bag filters and electrostatic precipitators. The particle-size distribution of a fluegas stream is also a useful parameter for analyzing the performance efficiency of combustion equipment and particulate-removal systems. While several laboratories use costly, laser-beam techniques to carry out this task, no standard method to date has been developed to determine the size range of particles in stationary sources. This article discusses a method (described in US EPA Method 5) in which particles in gases circulating in a stack are collected isokinetically in a filter. Once collected, the particles are measured using an optical microscope. Despite some limitations, this relatively inexpensive method gives reproducible results in many applications. Several are described.

Gomes, J.F.P. [Inst. de Soldadura e Qualidade, Oerias (Portugal)

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Bio-Optical Variability in Mayaguez Bay during the Rainy Season Joel A. Quiones Rivera, ja23_degrees@hotmail.com  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Bio-Optical Variability in Mayaguez Bay during the Rainy Season Joel A. Quiñones Rivera, ja23 by suspending particles in the water that affects light penetration. This is critical for the bio-optical from different stations collected with an bio-optical rosette along the Mayagüez Bay and considering

Gilbes, Fernando

376

Future of Optical Astronomy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... I BELIEVE that optical astronomy in Great Britain has now reached, for virtually the first time in its history, ... studied in universities and in Government and industrial laboratories; but with two exceptions, optical astronomy is studied almost entirely in university laboratories only, and its future largely depends on ...

D. E. BLACKWELL

1962-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Optical fuel pin scanner  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical scanner for indicia arranged in a focal plane at a cylindrical outside surface by use of an optical system including a rotatable dove prism. The dove prism transmits a rotating image of an encircled cylindrical surface area to a stationary photodiode array.

Kirchner, Tommy L. (Richland, WA); Powers, Hurshal G. (Richland, WA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Optical scanning apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical scanner employed in a radioactive environment for reading indicia imprinted about a cylindrical surface of an article by means of an optical system including metallic reflective and mirror surfaces resistant to degradation and discoloration otherwise imparted to glass surfaces exposed to radiation is described.

Villarreal, R.A.

1985-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

379

Vibration insensitive optical cavity  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An optical cavity is designed and implemented that is insensitive to vibration in all directions. The cavity is mounted with its optical axis in the horizontal plane. A minimum response of 0.1 (3.7)kHz?ms?2 is achieved for low-frequency vertical (horizontal) vibrations.

S. A. Webster; M. Oxborrow; P. Gill

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

380

Multimode optical fiber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A depressed graded-index multimode optical fiber includes a central core, an inner depressed cladding, a depressed trench, an outer depressed cladding, and an outer cladding. The central core has an alpha-index profile. The depressed claddings limit the impact of leaky modes on optical-fiber performance characteristics (e.g., bandwidth, core size, and/or numerical aperture).

Bigot-Astruc, Marianne; Molin, Denis; Sillard, Pierre

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


381

Fiber optic hydrophone  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A miniature fiber optic hydrophone based on the principles of a Fabry-Perot interferometer. The hydrophone, in one embodiment, includes a body having a shaped flexible bladder at one end which defines a volume containing air or suitable gas, and including a membrane disposed adjacent a vent. An optic fiber extends into the body with one end terminating in spaced relation to the membrane. Acoustic waves in the water that impinge on the bladder cause the pressure of the volume therein to vary causing the membrane to deflect and modulate the reflectivity of the Fabry-Perot cavity formed by the membrane surface and the cleaved end of the optical fiber disposed adjacent to the membrane. When the light is transmitted down the optical fiber, the reflected signal is amplitude modulated by the incident acoustic wave. Another embodiment utilizes a fluid filled volume within which the fiber optic extends.

Kuzmenko, Paul J. (Livermore, CA); Davis, Donald T. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Digital optical conversion module  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A digital optical conversion module used to convert an analog signal to a computer compatible digital signal including a voltage-to-frequency converter, frequency offset response circuitry, and an electrical-to-optical converter. Also used in conjunction with the digital optical conversion module is an optical link and an interface at the computer for converting the optical signal back to an electrical signal. Suitable for use in hostile environments having high levels of electromagnetic interference, the conversion module retains high resolution of the analog signal while eliminating the potential for errors due to noise and interference. The module can be used to link analog output scientific equipment such as an electrometer used with a mass spectrometer to a computer.

Kotter, Dale K. (North Shelley, ID); Rankin, Richard A. (Ammon, ID)

1991-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

383

Digital optical conversion module  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A digital optical conversion module used to convert an analog signal to a computer compatible digital signal including a voltage-to-frequency converter, frequency offset response circuitry, and an electrical-to-optical converter. Also used in conjunction with the digital optical conversion module is an optical link and an interface at the computer for converting the optical signal back to an electrical signal. Suitable for use in hostile environments having high levels of electromagnetic interference, the conversion module retains high resolution of the analog signal while eliminating the potential for errors due to noise and interference. The module can be used to link analog output scientific equipment such as an electrometer used with a mass spectrometer to a computer. 2 figs.

Kotter, D.K.; Rankin, R.A.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

384

Fiber optic hydrophone  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A miniature fiber optic hydrophone based on the principles of a Fabry-Perot interferometer is disclosed. The hydrophone, in one embodiment, includes a body having a shaped flexible bladder at one end which defines a volume containing air or suitable gas, and including a membrane disposed adjacent a vent. An optical fiber extends into the body with one end terminating in spaced relation to the membrane. Acoustic waves in the water that impinge on the bladder cause the pressure of the volume therein to vary causing the membrane to deflect and modulate the reflectivity of the Fabry-Perot cavity formed by the membrane surface and the cleaved end of the optical fiber disposed adjacent to the membrane. When the light is transmitted down the optical fiber, the reflected signal is amplitude modulated by the incident acoustic wave. Another embodiment utilizes a fluid filled volume within which the fiber optic extends. 2 figures.

Kuzmenko, P.J.; Davis, D.T.

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

385

Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology  

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

production, nuclear weapons, and nuclear threat reduction Proton radiography, muon tomography, proton active interrogation, wide-angle, fast-response optical telescopes, and...

386

Optically Interconnected MulticomputersUsing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optically Interconnected MulticomputersUsing Inverted-GraphTopologies Tosuccessfullyexploitthebenefitsofopticaltechnologyinatightlycoupledmulticomputer, the architecturaldesignmust reflectboth the advantages and limitationsof optics. This article systems. Although optics have con- tributed dramatically to long-distance communi- cation and more

Krchnavek, Robert R.

387

Production, Characterization, and Acceleration of Optical Microbunches  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Optical microbunches with a spacing of 800 nm have been produced for laser acceleration research. The microbunches are produced using a inverse Free-Electron-Laser (IFEL) followed by a dispersive chicane. The microbunched electron beam is characterized by coherent optical transition radiation (COTR) with good agreement to the analytic theory for bunch formation. In a second experiment the bunches are accelerated in a second stage to achieve for the first time direct net acceleration of electrons traveling in a vacuum with visible light. This dissertation presents the theory of microbunch formation and characterization of the microbunches. It also presents the design of the experimental hardware from magnetostatic and particle tracking simulations, to fabrication and measurement of the undulator and chicane magnets. Finally, the dissertation discusses three experiments aimed at demonstrating the IFEL interaction, microbunch production, and the net acceleration of the microbunched beam. At the close of the dissertation, a separate but related research effort on the tight focusing of electrons for coupling into optical scale, Photonic Bandgap, structures is presented. This includes the design and fabrication of a strong focusing permanent magnet quadrupole triplet and an outline of an initial experiment using the triplet to observe wakefields generated by an electron beam passing through an optical scale accelerator.

Sears, Christopher M.S.; /Stanford U. /SLAC

2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

388

Optical amplifier-powered quantum optical amplification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

I show that an optical amplifier, when combined with photon subtraction, can be used for quantum state amplification, adding noise at a level below the standard minimum. The device could be used to significantly decrease the probability of incorrectly identifying coherent states chosen from a finite set.

John Jeffers

2011-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

389

Advanced Characterization of Particles and Particle-Cell Interactions...  

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

Ultrafine Diesel Tailpipe Particles ACES: Evaluation of Tissue Response to Inhaled 2007-Compliant Diesel Exhaust Pulmonary and Systemic Immune Response to Inhaled Oil Condensates...

390

Electrochromic optical switching device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrochromic cell is disclosed which comprises an electrochromic layer, a polymerizable organo-sulfur layer which comprises the counter electrode of the structure, and an ionically conductive electronically insulating material which comprises the separator between the electrodes. In a preferred embodiment, both the separator and the organo-sulfur electrode (in both its charged and uncharged states) are transparent either to visible light or to the entire solar spectrum. An electrochromic device is disclosed which comprises such electrodes and separator encased in glass plates on the inner surface of each of which is formed a transparent electrically conductive film in respective electrical contact with the electrodes which facilitates formation of an external electrical connection or contact to the electrodes of the device to permit electrical connection of the device to an external potential source. 3 figs.

Lampert, C.M.; Visco, S.J.

1992-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

391

Electrochromic optical switching device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrochromic cell is disclosed which comprises an electrochromic layer, a polymerizable organo-sulfur layer which comprises the counter electrode of the structure, and an ionically conductive electronically insulating material which comprises the separator between the electrodes. In a preferred embodiment, both the separator and the organo-sulfur electrode (in both its charged and uncharged states) are transparent either to visible light or to the entire solar spectrum. An electrochromic device is disclosed which comprises such electrodes and separator encased in glass plates on the inner surface of each of which is formed a transparent electrically conductive film in respective electrical contact with the electrodes which facilitates formation of an external electrical connection or contact to the electrodes of the device to permit electrical connection of the device to an external potential source.

Lampert, Carl M. (El Sobrante, CA); Visco, Steven J. (Berkeley, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

The E(2) particle  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Recently it has been advocated [A. G. Cohen and S. L. Glashow, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 021601 (2006)] that for describing nature within the minimal symmetry requirement, certain subgroups of the Lorentz group may play a fundamental role. One such group is E(2) which induces a Lie algebraic noncommutative spacetime [M. M. Sheikh-Jabbari and A. Tureanu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 261601 (2008); arXiv:0811.3670] where translation invariance is not fully maintained. We have constructed a consistent structure of noncommutative phase space for this system, and furthermore we have studied an appropriate point particle action on it. Interestingly, the Einstein dispersion relation p{sup 2}=m{sup 2} remains intact. The model is constructed by exploiting a dual canonical phase space following the scheme developed by us earlier [S. Ghosh and P. Pal, Phys. Rev. D 75, 105021 (2007)].

Ghosh, Subir; Pal, Probir [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata 700108 (India); Physics Department, Uluberia College, Uluberia, Howrah 711315 (India) and S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, JD Block, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700098 (India)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

393

Theoretical Particle Astrophysics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Abstract: Theoretical Particle Astrophysics The research carried out under this grant encompassed work on the early Universe, dark matter, and dark energy. We developed CMB probes for primordial baryon inhomogeneities, primordial non-Gaussianity, cosmic birefringence, gravitational lensing by density perturbations and gravitational waves, and departures from statistical isotropy. We studied the detectability of wiggles in the inflation potential in string-inspired inflation models. We studied novel dark-matter candidates and their phenomenology. This work helped advance the DoE's Cosmic Frontier (and also Energy and Intensity Frontiers) by finding synergies between a variety of different experimental efforts, by developing new searches, science targets, and analyses for existing/forthcoming experiments, and by generating ideas for new next-generation experiments.

Kamionkowski, Marc

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

394

Particle Data Group - Authors  

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

Particle Data Group Associates and Advisors Particle Data Group Associates and Advisors Aguilar-Benitez, Amsler, Antonelli, Arguin, Armstrong, Artuso, Asner, Babu, Baer, Band, Barberio, Barnett, Battaglia, Bauer, Beringer, Bernardi, Bertl, Besson, Bichsel, Biebel, Bloch, Blucher, Blusk, Bunakov, Burchat, Cahn, Carena, Carone, Casas Serradilla, Casper, Cattai, Ceccucci, Chakraborty, Chen, Chivukula, Copic, Cousins, Cowan, Crawford, Dahl, Dalitz, D'Ambrosio, DeGouvea, DeGrand, Damour, Desler, Dissertori, Dobbs, Dobrescu, Donahue, Doser, Drees, Edwards,A, Edwards, Eidelman, Elvira, Erler, Ezhela, Fasso', Feng, Fetscher, Fields, Filimonov, Foster, Freedman, Froidevaux, Fukugita, Gaisser, Garren, Geer, Gerber, Gerbier, Gherghetta, Gibbons, Gilman, Giudice, Goldhaber, Goodman, Grab, Gritsan, Grivaz, Groom, Grünewald, Gurtu, Gutsche, Haber, Hagiwara, Hagmann, Hanhart, Harper , Hayes, Heltsley, Hernàndez-Rey, Hewett, Hikasa, Hinchliffe, Holder, Höcker, Hogan, Höhler, Holtkamp, Honscheid , Huston , Igo-Kemenes, Jackson, James, Jawahery, Johnson, Junk, Karlen, Kayser, Kirkby, Klein, Kleinknecht, Klempt, Knowles, Kolb, Kolda, Kowalewski, Kreitz, Kreps, Krusche, Kuyanov, Kwon, Lahav, Landua, Langacker , Lepage, Liddle, Ligeti, Lin, Liss, Littenberg, Liu, LoSecco, Lugovsky,K, Lugovsky,S, Lugovsky,V, Lynch, Lys, Mahlke, Mangano, Mankov, Manley, Mannel, Manohar, March-Russell, Marciano, Martin, Masoni, Matthews, Milstead, Miquel, Mönig, Mohr, Morrison, Murayama, Nakada, Nakamura, Narain, Nason, Navas, Nevski, Nicholson, Nir, Olive, Oyanagi, Pape, Patrignani, Peacock, Piepke, Porter, Prell, Punzi, Quadt, Quinn, Raby, Raffelt, Ratcliff, Razuvaev, Renk, Richardson, Roesler, Rolandi, Rolli, Romaniouk , Roos, Rosenberg, Rosner, Sachrajda, Sakai, Salam, Sanda, Sarkar, Sauli, Schaffner, Schindler, Schmitt, Schneider, Scott, Seligman, Shaevitz, Shrock, Silari, Skands, Smith, Sjöstrand, Smoot, Sokolosky, Spanier, Spieler, Spooner, Srednicki, Stahl, Stanev, Stone, Stone,S, Streitmatter, Sumiyoshi, Suzuki, Syphers, Tanabashi, Taylor, Terning, Titov, Tkachenko, Törnqvist, Tovey, Trilling, Trippe, Turner, Valencia, van Bibber, Vincter, Venanzoni, Vogel, Voss, Ward, Watari, Webber, Weiglein, Wells, Whalley, Wheeler, Wohl, Wolfenstein, Womersley, Woody, Workman, Yamamoto, Yao, Youssef, Zenin, Zhang, Zhu, Zyla

395

Engineering optical soliton bistability in colloidal media  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We consider a mixture consisting of two species of spherical nanoparticles dispersed in a liquid medium. We show that with an appropriate choice of refractive indices and particle diameters, it is possible to observe the phenomenon of optical soliton bistability in two spatial dimensions in a broad beam power range. Previously, this possibility was ruled out in the case of a single-species colloid. As a particular example, we consider the system of hydrophilic silica particles and gas bubbles generated in the process of electrolysis in water. The interaction of two soliton beams can lead to switching of the lower branch solitons to the upper branch, and the interaction of solitons from different branches is phase independent and always repulsive.

Matuszewski, Michal [Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

396

Science, Optics and You: Shadows  

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

http:micro.magnet.fsu.eduopticstutorialsindex.html INTRODUCTION SHADOWS MODULE m5 SCIENCE, OPTICS & YOU GUIDEBOOK - 96 - SCIENCE, OPTICS & YOU GUIDEBOOK - 97 - m5: Shadows...

397

Optical Modulation of Molecular Conductance  

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

Optical Modulation of Molecular Conductance Authors: Battacharyya, S., Kibel, A., Kodis, G., Liddell, P. A., Gervaldo, M., Gust, D., and Lindsay, S. Title: Optical Modulation of...

398

ARM - Measurement - Cloud ice particle  

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

ice particle ice particle ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Cloud ice particle Particles made of ice found in clouds. Categories Cloud Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation Field Campaign Instruments REPLICATOR : Balloon-borne Ice Crystal Replicator CPI : Cloud Particle Imager CVI-AIR : Counterflow Virtual Impactor LEARJET : Lear Jet PARTIMG : Particle imager UAV-PROTEUS-MICRO : Proteus Cloud Microphysics Instruments

399

Particle Data Group - Errata 2012  

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

2 Review of Particle Physics 2 Review of Particle Physics J. Beringer et al. (Particle Data Group), Phys. Rev. D86, 010001 (2012). During the time between editions of the Review of Particle Physics and the Particle Physics Booklet, we often find a number of errata. We correct most errata on our WWW pages. If you should find errata that are not known to us, please send mail to pdg @ lbl.gov. Pages 79, 1255 of the full Review (page 144 of the DataBooklet, pages 3, 3, 10 of the Web versions below): p, n, N-resonces; Baryons Summary Table (page 3) Baryons Summary Table (page 3) p Particle Listing (page 10) (November 28, 2012): The value of the partial mean life limit for n n → νe νe should read: > 1.4 (1030 years) at 90% CL. Page 320 of the full Review (page 4 of the Web versions below):

400

OPTICAL AND DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF UNDOPED AND DOPED SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This chapter provides an overview of some recent research activities on the study of optical and dynamic properties of semiconductor nanomaterials. The emphasis is on unique aspects of these properties in nanostructures as compared to bulk materials. Linear, including absorption and luminescence, and nonlinear optical as well as dynamic properties of semiconductor nanoparticles are discussed with focus on their dependence on particle size, shape, and surface characteristics. Both doped and undoped semiconductor nanomaterials are highlighted and contrasted to illustrate the use of doping to effectively alter and probe nanomaterial properties. Some emerging applications of optical nanomaterials are discussed towards the end of the chapter, including solar energy conversion, optical sensing of chemicals and biochemicals, solid state lighting, photocatalysis, and photoelectrochemistry.

Grant, C D; Zhang, J Z

2007-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


401

Janus and Multiblock Colloidal Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

(5) Although Janus particles are named after the Roman god Janus with two faces, other ancient cultures also imagined two incompatible properties within a single unity. ... Our use of micrometer-size particles causes the range of interparticle forces, relative to particle size, to be much less than in some computer simulations;(40) this is considered to be a key aspect of the resulting self-assembly. ...

Qian Chen; Jing Yan; Jie Zhang; Sung Chul Bae; Steve Granick

2012-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

402

High field gradient particle accelerator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high electric field gradient electron accelerator utilizing short duration, microwave radiation, and capable of operating at high field gradients for high energy physics applications or at reduced electric field gradients for high average current intermediate energy accelerator applications is disclosed. Particles are accelerated in a smooth bore, periodic undulating waveguide, wherein the period is so selected that the particles slip an integral number of cycles of the r.f. wave every period of the structure. This phase step of the particles produces substantially continuous acceleration in a traveling wave without transverse magnetic or other guide means for the particle. 10 figs.

Nation, J.A.; Greenwald, S.

1989-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

403

High field gradient particle accelerator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high electric field gradient electron accelerator utilizing short duration, microwave radiation, and capable of operating at high field gradients for high energy physics applications or at reduced electric field gradients for high average current intermediate energy accelerator applications. Particles are accelerated in a smooth bore, periodic undulating waveguide, wherein the period is so selected that the particles slip an integral number of cycles of the r.f. wave every period of the structure. This phase step of the particles produces substantially continuous acceleration in a traveling wave without transverse magnetic or other guide means for the particle.

Nation, John A. (Ithaca, NY); Greenwald, Shlomo (Haifa, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon  

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

ideas and technologies of particle physics have entered the mainstream of society to transform the way we live. The production of superconducting magnets at the heart of MRI...

405

Vacuum friction in rotating particles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the frictional torque acting on particles rotating in empty space. At zero temperature, vacuum friction transforms mechanical energy into light emission and produces particle heating. However, particle cooling relative to the environment occurs at finite temperatures and low rotation velocities. Radiation emission is boosted and its spectrum significantly departed from a hot-body emission profile as the velocity increases. Stopping times ranging from hours to billions of years are predicted for materials, particle sizes, and temperatures accessible to experiment. Implications for the behavior of cosmic dust are discussed.

A. Manjavacas; F. J. García de Abajo

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

406

High Temperature Falling Particle Receiver  

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

(SNL) 8 Evaluate use of air recirculation in falling particle receiver to reduce heat loss and impacts of external wind - Prototype system constructed and modeled - Blower...

407

Stochastic pump of interacting particles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We consider the overdamped motion of Brownian particles, interacting via particle exclusion, in an external potential that varies with time and space. We show that periodic potentials that maintain specific position-dependent phase relations generate time-averaged directed current of particles. We obtain analytic results for a lattice version of the model using a recently developed perturbative approach. Many interesting features like particle-hole symmetry, current reversal with changing density, and system-size dependence of current are obtained. We propose possible experiments to test our predictions.

Debasish Chaudhuri; Abhishek Dhar

2010-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

408

Gregorian optical system with non-linear optical technology for protection against intense optical transients  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical system comprising a concave primary mirror reflects light through an intermediate focus to a secondary mirror. The secondary mirror re-focuses the image to a final image plane. Optical limiter material is placed near the intermediate focus to optically limit the intensity of light so that downstream components of the optical system are protected from intense optical transients. Additional lenses before and/or after the intermediate focus correct optical aberrations.

Ackermann, Mark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Diels, Jean-Claude M. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

409

CALIBRATION OF THE HB LINE ACTIVE WELL NEUTRON COINCIDENCE COUNTER FOR MEASUREMENT OF LANL 3013 HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM PRODUCT SPLITS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this paper we describe set-up, calibration, and testing of the F-Area Analytical Labs active well neutron coincidence counter(HV-221000-NDA-X-1-DK-AWCC-1)in SRNL for use in HB-Line to enable assay of 3013EU/Pu metal product. The instrument was required within a three-month window for availability upon receipt of LANL Category IV uranium oxide samples into the SRS HB-Line facility. We describe calibration of the instrument in the SRNL nuclear nondestructive assay facility in the range 10-400 g HEU for qualification and installation in HB-Line for assay of the initial suite of product samples.

Dewberry, R; Donald02 Williams, D; Rstephen Lee, R; David-W Roberts, D; Leah Arrigo, L

2008-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

410

Apparatus And Method For Reducing Drag Of A Bluff Body In Ground Effect Using Counter-Rotating Vortex Pairs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An aerodynamic base drag reduction apparatus and method for bluff bodies, such as tractor-trailer trucks, utilizing a pair of lift surfaces extending to lift surface tips and located alongside the bluff body such as on opposing left and right side surfaces. In a flowstream substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the bluff body, the pair of lift surfaces generate a pair of counter-rotating trailing vortices which confluence together in the wake of the bluff body in a direction orthogonal to the flowstream. The confluence draws or otherwise turns the flowstream, such as the flowstream passing over a top surface of the bluff body, in and around behind a trailing end of the bluff body to raise the pressure on a base surface at the trailing end and thereby reduce the aerodynamic base drag.

Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Salari, Kambiz (Livermore, CA)

2005-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

411

Apparatus And Method For Reducing Drag Of A Bluff Body In Ground Effect Using Counter-Rotating Vortex Pairs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An aerodynamic base drag reduction apparatus and method for bluff bodies, such as tractor-trailer trucks, utilizing a pair of lift surfaces extending to lift surface tips and located alongside the bluff body such as on opposing left and right side surfaces. In a flowstream substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the bluff body, the pair of lift surfaces generate a pair of counter-rotating trailing vortices which confluence together in the wake of the bluff body in a direction orthogonal to the flowstream. The confluence draws or otherwise turns the flowstream, such as the flowstream passing over a top surface of the bluff body, in and around behind a trailing end of the bluff body to raise the pressure on a base surface at the trailing end and thereby reduce the aerodynamic base drag.

Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Sabari, Kambiz (Livermore, CA)

2005-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

412

Silicon fiber optic sensors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A Fabry-Perot cavity is formed by a partially or wholly reflective surface on the free end of an integrated elongate channel or an integrated bounding wall of a chip of a wafer and a partially reflective surface on the end of the optical fiber. Such a constructed device can be utilized to detect one or more physical parameters, such as, for example, strain, through the optical fiber using an optical detection system to provide measuring accuracies of less than aboutb0.1%.

Pocha, Michael D. (Livermore, CA); Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA); Wood, Billy E. (Livermore, CA)

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

413

Optical Quadratic Measure Eigenmodes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We report a mathematically rigorous technique which facilitates the optimization of various optical properties of electromagnetic fields. The technique exploits the linearity of electromagnetic fields along with the quadratic nature of their interaction with matter. In this manner we may decompose the respective fields into optical quadratic measure eigenmodes (QME). Key applications include the optimization of the size of a focused spot, the transmission through photonic devices, and the structured illumination of photonic and plasmonic structures. We verify the validity of the QME approach through a particular experimental realization where the size of a focused optical field is minimized using a superposition of Bessel beams.

Michael Mazilu; Joerg Baumgartl; Sebastian Kosmeier; Kishan Dholakia

2010-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

414

Fiber optic laser rod  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A laser rod is formed from a plurality of optical fibers, each forming an individual laser. Synchronization of the individual fiber lasers is obtained by evanescent wave coupling between adjacent optical fiber cores. The fiber cores are dye-doped and spaced at a distance appropriate for evanescent wave coupling at the wavelength of the selected dye. An interstitial material having an index of refraction lower than that of the fiber core provides the optical isolation for effective lasing action while maintaining the cores at the appropriate coupling distance. 2 figs.

Erickson, G.F.

1988-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

415

Tuned optical cavity magnetometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An atomic magnetometer is disclosed which utilizes an optical cavity formed from a grating and a mirror, with a vapor cell containing an alkali metal vapor located inside the optical cavity. Lasers are used to magnetically polarize the alkali metal vapor and to probe the vapor and generate a diffracted laser beam which can be used to sense a magnetic field. Electrostatic actuators can be used in the magnetometer for positioning of the mirror, or for modulation thereof. Another optical cavity can also be formed from the mirror and a second grating for sensing, adjusting, or stabilizing the position of the mirror.

Okandan, Murat (Edgewood, NM); Schwindt, Peter (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

416

Study on metal nanoparticles induced third-order optical nonlinearity in phenylhydrazone derivatives with DFWM technique  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The third-order nonlinear optical properties of newly synthesized phenylhydrazone derivatives and the influence of noble metal nanoparticles (Ag and Au) on their nonlinear optical responses were investigated by employing Degenerate Four wave Mixing (DFWM) technique with a 7 nanosecond, 10Hz Nd: YAG laser pulses at 532nm. Metal nanoparticles were prepared by laser ablation and the particle formation was confirmed using UV-Visible spectroscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The nonlinear optical susceptibility were measured and found to be of the order 10{sup ?13}esu. The results are encouraging and conclude that the materials are promising candidate for future optical device applications.

Sudheesh, P.; Chandrasekharan, K. [Laser and Nonlinear Optics Laboratory, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Calicut (India); Rao, D. Mallikharjuna [Nano Display Laboratory, School of Nanoscience and Technology, National Institute of Technology Calicut (India)

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

417

Unlike-particle collision operator for gyrokinetic particle simulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Plasmas in modern tokamak experiments contain a significant fraction of impurity ion species in addition to main deuterium background. A new unlike-particle collision operator for @df particle simulation has been developed to self-consistently study ... Keywords: Gyrokinetics, Magnetized plasmas, Plasma kinetic equations

R. A. Kolesnikov; W. X. Wang; F. L. Hinton

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Section of Particle Physics http://www.particle.kth.se  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

outstanding educational value ­ nature has provided us with a free source of high energy subatomic particles! Already at SCFAB there is a student laboratory exercise in which cosmic ray muons are brought to rest cosmic ray detectors in order to study showers of particles produced when high energy primary cosmic rays

Haviland, David

419

Jessen/Deutsch, "Optical Lattices" 1 OPTICAL LATTICES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Jessen/Deutsch, "Optical Lattices" 1 OPTICAL LATTICES P. S. JESSEN Optical Sciences Center@rhea.opt-sci.arizona.edu I. H. DEUTSCH Center for Advanced Studies University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, 87131 Phone, 1996). #12;Jessen/Deutsch, "Optical Lattices" 2 CONTENTS I. Introduction

Jessen, Poul S.

420

Adaptive optics enhanced simultaneous en-face optical coherence tomography  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Adaptive optics enhanced simultaneous en-face optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy David Merino and Chris Dainty Applied Optics Group, Department of Experimental Physics, National and Adrian Gh. Podoleanu Applied Optics Group, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury

Dainty, Chris

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


421

Semantic Web Technologies for Terrorist Network Analysis. by Jennifer Golbeck, Aaron Mannes, and James Hendler. to appear in Emergent Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter Terrorism, IEEE Press, 2005.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and James Hendler. to appear in Emergent Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter Terrorism, IEEE it can be used for creating a portal of terrorism related information. We will describe the ontology of the intelligence and counter-terrorism analysis processes. 2 Semantic Web Foundations Just as the World Wide Web

Golbeck, Jennifer

422

316 A particle image velocimetry system for microfluidics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Abstract A micron-resolution particle image velocimetry (micro-PIV) system has been developed to measure instantaneous and ensemble-averaged flow fields in micron-scale fluidic devices. The system utilizes an epifluorescent microscope, 100—300 nm diameter seed particles, and an intensified CCD camera to record high-resolution particle-image fields. Velocity vector fields can be measured with spatial resolutions down to 6.9?6.9?1.5 ?m. The vector fields are analyzed using a double-frame cross-correlation algorithm. In this technique, the spatial resolution and the accuracy of the velocity measurements is limited by the diffraction limit of the recording optics, noise in the particle image field, and the interaction of the fluid with the finite-sized seed particles. The stochastic influence of Brownian motion plays a significant role in the accuracy of instantaneous velocity measurements. The micro-PIV technique is applied to measure velocities in a Hele—Shaw flow around a 30 ?m (major diameter) elliptical cylinder, with a bulk velocity of approximately 50 ?ms?1. 1

J. G. Santiago; S. T. Wereley; C. D. Meinhart; D. J. Beebe; R. J. Adrian

423

Cryogenic optical refrigeration.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis compiles recent achievements in optical refrigeration, cooling a 5 wt. % ytterbium doped yttrium lithium fluoride (Yb+3:YLF) crystal through anti-Stokes fluorescence to a… (more)

Melgaard, Seth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Intracoronary Optical Diagnostics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical coherence tomography (OCT), is a novel intravascular imaging modality analogous to intravascular ultrasound but uses light instead of sound. This review details the background, development, and status of current ...

Lowe, Harry C.

425

Optical displacement sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical displacement sensor is disclosed which uses a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) coupled to an optical cavity formed by a moveable membrane and an output mirror of the VCSEL. This arrangement renders the lasing characteristics of the VCSEL sensitive to any movement of the membrane produced by sound, vibrations, pressure changes, acceleration, etc. Some embodiments of the optical displacement sensor can further include a light-reflective diffractive lens located on the membrane or adjacent to the VCSEL to control the amount of lasing light coupled back into the VCSEL. A photodetector detects a portion of the lasing light from the VCSEL to provide an electrical output signal for the optical displacement sensor which varies with the movement of the membrane.

Carr, Dustin W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

426

Optical Quantum Computing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In 2001 all-optical quantum computing became feasible with the discovery that scalable quantum computing is possible using only single photon sources, linear optical elements, and single photon detectors. Although it was in principle scalable, the massive resource overhead made the scheme practically daunting. However, several simplifications were followed by proof-of-principle demonstrations, and recent approaches based on cluster states or error encoding have dramatically reduced this worrying resource overhead, making an all-optical architecture a serious contender for the ultimate goal of a large-scale quantum computer. Key challenges will be the realization of high-efficiency sources of indistinguishable single photons, low-loss, scalable optical circuits, high efficiency single photon detectors, and low-loss interfacing of these components.

Jeremy L. O'Brien

2008-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

427

Stereoscopic optical viewing system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved optical system which provides the operator with a stereoscopic viewing field and depth of vision, particularly suitable for use in various machines such as electron or laser beam welding and drilling machines. The system features two separate but independently controlled optical viewing assemblies from the eyepiece to a spot directly above the working surface. Each optical assembly comprises a combination of eye pieces, turning prisms, telephoto lenses for providing magnification, achromatic imaging relay lenses and final stage pentagonal turning prisms. Adjustment for variations in distance from the turning prisms to the workpiece, necessitated by varying part sizes and configurations and by the operator's visual accuity, is provided separately for each optical assembly by means of separate manual controls at the operator console or within easy reach of the operator.

Tallman, C.S.

1986-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

428

Optical gamma thermometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical gamma thermometer includes a metal mass having a temperature proportional to a gamma flux within a core of a nuclear reactor, and an optical fiber cable for measuring the temperature of the heated metal mass. The temperature of the heated mass may be measured by using one or more fiber grating structures and/or by using scattering techniques, such as Raman, Brillouin, and the like. The optical gamma thermometer may be used in conjunction with a conventional reactor heat balance to calibrate the local power range monitors over their useful in-service life. The optical gamma thermometer occupies much less space within the in-core instrument tube and costs much less than the conventional gamma thermometer.

Koster, Glen Peter; Xia, Hua; Lee, Boon Kwee

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

429

Absorbance modulation optical lithography  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this thesis, the concept of absorbance-modulation optical lithography (AMOL) is described, and the feasibility experimentally verified. AMOL is an implementation of nodal lithography, which is not bounded by the diffraction ...

Tsai, Hsin-Yu Sidney

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Fiber optic fluid detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Particular gases or liquids are detected with a fiber optic element having a cladding or coating of a material which absorbs the fluid or fluids and which exhibits a change of an optical property, such as index of refraction, light transmissiveness or fluoresence emission, for example, in response to absorption of the fluid. The fluid is sensed by directing light into the fiber optic element and detecting changes in the light, such as exit angle changes for example, that result from the changed optical property of the coating material. The fluid detector may be used for such purposes as sensing toxic or explosive gases in the atmosphere, measuring ground water contamination or monitoring fluid flows in industrial processes, among other uses. 10 figs.

Angel, S.M.

1987-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

431

Electro-Optical Characterization  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the Electro-Optical Characterization group, within the National Center for Photovoltaic's Measurements and Characterization Division, we use various electrical and optical experimental techniques to relate photovoltaic device performance to the methods and materials used to produce them. The types of information obtained by these techniques range from small-scale atomic-bonding information to large-scale macroscopic quantities such as optical constants and electron-transport properties. Accurate and timely measurement of the electro-optical properties as a function of device processing provides researchers and manufacturers with the knowledge needed to troubleshoot problems and develop the knowledge base necessary for reducing cost, maximizing efficiency, improving reliability, and enhancing manufacturability. We work collaboratively with you to solve materials- and device-related R&D problems. This sheet summarizes our primary techniques and capabilities.

Not Available

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Incorporation of particle collisions in the time-dependent Hartree-Fock approximation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) approximation, particles interact only through the mean field, and the collisions between particles are not included. Previously, we formulated the extended time-dependent Hartree-Fock (ETDHF) approximation to include particle collisions in terms of a temporal variation of the occupation probability n/sub lambda/ for the single-particle states. In the simplest approximation, the single-particle potential is modified only through the particle density which depends on n/sub lambda/. We wish to refine the extended TDHF approximation by studying how particle collisions affect the single-particle potential. We find that it acquires two second-order contributions which are state-dependent and are the generalization of the core polarization and correlation contributions one encounters in the study of the nucleon-nucleus optical potentials. In consequence, concepts such as energy-dependent single-particle potentials and effective masses may be properly introduced in the extended TDHF approximation. We also wish to review the conservation of energy in the ETDHF approximation. We find that the total energy should include a second-order contribution due to correlations arising from particle collisions.

Wong, C.Y.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Visualization research on high efficiency and low NOx combustion technology with multiple air?staged and large angle counter flow of fuel?rich jet  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper a new technique for tangentially fired pulverized coal boiler high efficiency and low NOx combustion technology with multiple air?staged and large angle counter flow of fuel?rich jet (ACCT for short) is proposed. Based on traditional air staged and rich?lean combustion technique a NOx reduction area is introduced through air injection between primary combustion zone and secondary combustion zone. To verify the characters of this technique experiment with a new developed visualization method image processing on smog tracing with fractal dimension is carried out on a cold model of 300 MW furnace designed with this technique. The result shows compared to injection without counter flow the center lines of counter flow injection go deeper into the chamber and form a smaller tangential circle which means the rotating momentum of entire vortex is feebler and the exit gyration is weaker. It also shows that with counter flow the fractal dimensions of boundary between primary jet and front fire side air is bigger which means more intense turbulence and better mix. As a conclusion with fractal dimension image processing on smog tracing method can be a quantificational convenient and effective visualization way without disturbing the flow field and it’s also acknowledged that ACCT has the following superiorities: high burn out rate low NOx emission stable burning slagging preventing and temp?bias reducing.

Y. Y. Li; Y. Li; Z. C. Lin; W. D. Fan; M. C. Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

vEC: Virtual Energy Counters I. Kadayif, T. Chinoda, M. Kandemir, N. Vijaykrishnan, M.J. Irwin, and A. Sivasubramaniam  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

designers with the energy estimates. Software-based techniques (e.g., [8]), on the other handvEC: Virtual Energy Counters I. Kadayif, T. Chinoda, M. Kandemir, N. Vijaykrishnan, M.J. Irwin 814 865 9505 mdl@cse.psu.edu ABSTRACT Energy has become a critical issue in processor design

Sivasubramaniam, Anand

435

Relaying an optical wavefront  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A wavefront rely devices samples an incoming optical wavefront at different locations, optically relays the samples while maintaining the relative position of the samples and the relative phase between the samples. The wavefront is reconstructed due to interference of the samples. Devices can be designed for many different wavelengths, including for example the ultraviolet, visible, infrared and even longer wavelengths such as millimeter waves. In one application, the device function as a telescope but with negligible length.

Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM); Vawter, G. Allen (Corrales, NM)

2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

436

Monolithic Nickel (II) Oxide Aerogels Using an Organic Epoxide: The Importance of the Counter Ion  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The synthesis and characterization of nickel (II) oxide aerogel materials prepared using the epoxide addition method is described. The addition of the organic epoxide propylene oxide to an ethanolic solution of NiCl{sub 2} 6H{sub 2}O resulted in the formation of an opaque light green monolithic gel and subsequent drying with supercritical CO{sub 2} gave a monolithic aerogel material of the same color. This material has been characterized using powder X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, elemental analysis, and nitrogen adsorption/desorption analysis. The results indicate that the nickel (II) oxide aerogel has very low bulk density (98 kg/m{sup 3} ({approx}98 %porous)), high surface area (413 m{sup 2}/g), and has a particulate-type aerogel microstructure made up of very fine spherical particles with an open porous network. By comparison, a precipitate of Ni{sub 3}(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}(OH){sub 4} is obtained when the same preparation is attempted with the common Ni(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} 6H{sub 2}O salt as the precursor. The implications of the difference of reactivity of the two different precursors are discussed in the context of the mechanism of gel formation via the epoxide addition method. The synthesis of nickel (II) oxide aerogel, using the epoxide addition method, is especially unique in our experience. It is our first example of the successful preparation of a metal oxide aerogel using a metal divalent metal ion and may have implications for the application of this method to the preparation of aerogels or nanoparticles of other divalent metal oxides. To our knowledge this is the first report of a monolithic pure nickel (II) oxide aerogel materials.

Gash, A E; Satcher, J H; Simpson, R L

2004-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

437

Particle production at RHIC energies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents recent results from the BRAHMS experiment at RHIC; including results on particle production in rapidity space extending from y=0 to y ~ 3 and on the transverse momentum distribution of fully identified charged particles. These results were obtained from the 5% most central Au-Au collisions recorded during RHIC Run-2 at sqrt{s_{NN}} = 200 GeV.

R. Debbe; for the BRAHMS collaboration

2003-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

438

PARTICLE BEAM RADIOTHERAPY: CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RADIOBIOLOGY RELATING TO PARTICLE RADIOTHERAPY The rate of energy transferred by ionizing radiation along its typically have LETs in the range of 0.2 to 2.0 keV/, whereas a high LET form of radiation such as a fast radiation to the dose of particle radiation producing the same biologic endpoint. The RBE versus LET curve

Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

439

Comminution process to produce engineered wood particles of uniform size and shape with disrupted grain structure from veneer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Comminution process of wood veneer to produce wood particles, by feeding wood veneer in a direction of travel substantially normal to grain through a counter rotating pair of intermeshing arrays of cutting discs arrayed axially perpendicular to the direction of veneer travel, wherein the cutting discs have a uniform thickness (Td), to produce wood particles characterized by a length dimension (L) substantially equal to the Td and aligned substantially parallel to grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) substantially equal to the veneer thickness (Tv) and aligned normal to W and L, wherein the W.times.H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel end surfaces with end checking between crosscut fibers.

Dooley, James H; Lanning, David N

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

440

Fault location in optical networks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

One apparatus embodiment includes an optical emitter and a photodetector. At least a portion of the optical emitter extends a radial distance from a center point. The photodetector provided around at least a portion of the optical emitter and positioned outside the radial distance of the portion of the optical emitter.

Stevens, Rick C. (Apple Valley, MN); Kryzak, Charles J. (Mendota Heights, MN); Keeler, Gordon A. (Albuquerque, NM); Serkland, Darwin K. (Albuquerque, NM); Geib, Kent M. (Tijeras, NM); Kornrumpf, William P. (Schenectady, NY)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


441

Optical computing Damien Woods a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical computing Damien Woods a aDepartment of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Institute, Vierimaantie 5, 84100 Ylivieska, Finland Abstract In this survey we consider optical computers of such optical computing archi- tectures, including descriptions of the type of hardware commonly used in optical

Woods, Damien

442

Optical Solitons and their applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical Solitons and their applications By: Mohammad Nopoush Supervisor: Professor Palffy-Muhoray #12;Definition Optical: Non-changing optical field during propagation due to delicate balance between nonlinear and linear effects. Nonlinear effects: Due to the optical Kerr effect (AC Kerr effect

Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

443

Undergraduate Handbook Dear Optics student,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Undergraduate Handbook Fall 2013 #12;2 Dear Optics student, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to The Institute of Optics. The Institute of Optics has been educating the next generation of leaders in the field since it was founded in 1929 as the first optics department in the country

Cantlon, Jessica F.

444

Particle Data Group - Errata 2007  

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

7 Review of Particle Physics 7 Review of Particle Physics During the time between editions of the Review of Particle Physics and the Particle Physics Booklet, we often find a number of errata. We correct most errata on our WWW pages. If you should find errata that are not known to us, please send mail to pdg @ lbl.gov. Page 1 and multiple others of the Web version below: Gauge and Higgs Boson Particle Listings Z boson (July 16, 2007): - In sub-header text to many measurement blocks any reference to "The Z boson" note should also include reference to LEP-SLC 06 (published in Phys. Rept. 427; 257 (2006)), e.g.: 'see the note "The Z boson" and ref. LEP-SLC 06' in the "Z MASS" sub-header text (page 1). - List of Z REFERENCES, page 48, should contain LEP-SLC 06 PRPL 427 257 ALEPH, DELPHI, L3, OPAL, SLD

445

ARM - Measurement - Aerosol particle size  

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

particle size particle size ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Aerosol particle size Linear size (e.g. radius or diameter) of an aerosol particle. Categories Aerosols Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. Field Campaign Instruments AEROSMASSSPEC : Aerosol Mass Spectrometer CPI : Cloud Particle Imager DRI-GND : Desert Research Institute Ground-Based Aerosol Instruments DRUM-AEROSOL : Drum Aerosol Sampler AEROSOL-TOWER-EML : EML Tower based Aerosol Measurements

446

Superconducting transmission line particle detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microvertex particle detector for use in a high energy physic collider including a plurality of parallel superconducting thin film strips separated from a superconducting ground plane by an insulating layer to form a plurality of superconducting waveguides. The microvertex particle detector indicates passage of a charged subatomic particle by measuring a voltage pulse measured across a superconducting waveguide caused by the transition of the superconducting thin film strip from a superconducting to a non- superconducting state in response to the passage of a charged particle. A plurality of superconducting thin film strips in two orthogonal planes plus the slow electromagnetic wave propagating in a superconducting transmission line are used to resolve N/sup 2/ ambiguity of charged particle events. 6 figs.

Gray, K.E.

1988-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

447

Superconducting transmission line particle detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microvertex particle detector for use in a high energy physic collider including a plurality of parallel superconducting thin film strips separated from a superconducting ground plane by an insulating layer to form a plurality of superconducting waveguides. The microvertex particle detector indicates passage of a charged subatomic particle by measuring a voltage pulse measured across a superconducting waveguide caused by the transition of the superconducting thin film strip from a superconducting to a non-superconducting state in response to the passage of a charged particle. A plurality of superconducting thin film strips in two orthogonal planes plus the slow electromagnetic wave propogating in a superconducting transmission line are used to resolve N.sup.2 ambiguity of charged particle events.

Gray, Kenneth E. (Naperville, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Embedded fiducials in optical surfaces  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Embedded fiducials are provided in optical surfaces and a method for embedding the fiducials. Fiducials, or marks on a surface, are important for optical fabrication and alignment, particularly when individual optical elements are aspheres. Fiducials are used during the course of the polishing process to connect interferometric data, and the equation describing the asphere, to physical points on the optic. By embedding fiducials below the surface of the optic and slightly outside the clear aperture of the optic, the fiducials are not removed by polishing, do not interfere with the polishing process, and do not affect the performance of the finished optic.

Sommargren, Gary E. (Santa Cruz, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

FRD in optical fibres at low temperatures: investigations for Gemini's Wide-field Fibre Multi-Object Spectrograph  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......particles the composite materials supply their own fine...metal ferrule. 2 NEW MATERIALS TO SUPPORT OPTICAL FIBRES...Introduction For ease of handling and polishing, optical...by Polymicro. Quartz material has no problems of contraction...Figure 1 The schematic diagram of a single fibre mounting......

A. C. de Oliveira; L. S. de Oliveira; J. B. dos Santos; M. V. Arruda; L. G. C. dos Santos; F. Rodrigues; F. L. F. de Castro

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Microscopic analysis of irradiated AGR-1 coated particle fuel compacts  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The AGR-1 experiment involved irradiation of 72 TRISO-coated particle fuel compacts to a peak compact-average burnup of 19.5% FIMA with no in-pile failures observed out of 3 x 105 total particles. Irradiated AGR-1 fuel compacts have been cross-sectioned and analyzed with optical microscopy to characterize kernel, buffer, and coating behavior. Six compacts have been examined, spanning a range of irradiation conditions (burnup, fast fluence, and irradiation temperature) and including all four TRISO coating variations irradiated in the AGR-1 experiment. The cylindrical specimens were sectioned both transversely and longitudinally, then polished to expose from 36 to 79 individual particles near midplane on each mount. The analysis focused primarily on kernel swelling and porosity, buffer densification and fracturing, buffer–IPyC debonding, and fractures in the IPyC and SiC layers. Characteristic morphologies have been identified, 981 particles have been classified, and spatial distributions of particle types have been mapped. No significant spatial patterns were discovered in these cross sections. However, some trends were found between morphological types and certain behavioral aspects. Buffer fractures were found in 23% of the particles, and these fractures often resulted in unconstrained kernel protrusion into the open cavities. Fractured buffers and buffers that stayed bonded to IPyC layers appear related to larger pore size in kernels. Buffer–IPyC interface integrity evidently factored into initiation of rare IPyC fractures. Fractures through part of the SiC layer were found in only four classified particles, all in conjunction with IPyC–SiC debonding. Compiled results suggest that the deliberate coating fabrication variations influenced the frequencies of IPyC fractures and IPyC–SiC debonds.

Scott A. Ploger; Paul A. Demkowicz; John D. Hunn; Jay S. Kehn

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Chapter 7 - Nanofabrication via atom optics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Publisher Summary This chapter presents a review of the basic concepts that are used for atomoptical nanofabrication, as well as a discussion of the progress to date in realizations of the techniques. As a new approach to nanofabrication, atom optics offers the possibility of several advantages over existing techniques. For one thing, the fundamental diffraction limit imposed on resolution, present in any process where one attempts to focus particles (whether photons, charged particles, or neutral atoms), can be very small for atoms. Furthermore, atom optics can be used both in a direct deposition mode, where neutral atoms are focused by atom lenses into an extremely fine spot as they deposit onto a substrate, and also in a lithography mode, where focused atoms are used to expose a suitable resist material. In the direct deposition mode, nanostructures can be fabricated in a clean, resist-free environment, with little or no damage to the underlying substrate. Thus, the process can be very localized, with very little scattering and resist penetration. In either mode, parallelism, which is advantageous when issues of fabrication speed and/or long-range spatial coherence are important, can be achieved with very high dimensional accuracy over a large area of the substrate using laser focusing of atoms in a laser interference pattern.

Jabez J. McClelland

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

EVOLUTION OF SOME PARTICLE DETECTORS BASED ON THE DISCHARGE IN GASES  

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

61 - 61 - EVOLUTION OF SOME PARTICLE DETECTORS BASED ON THE DISCHARGE IN GASES G. Charpak CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. INTRODUCTION In this year 1969, if we look into the experimental techniques used around high-energy accelerators we observe the following situation: the bubble chamber is still an important tool, absorbing a large fraction of the activity of the community of experimentalists. Its evolution is directed towards a greater efficiency and rapidity in the automatic evalu- ation of pictures, and towards the building of giant chambers. What is it that keeps the bubble chamber surviving in the hostile surroundings of fast-growing counter techniques? Let us quote, for dis- cussion, some qualities and defects of a typical large hydrogen bubble chamber, 2 metres long:

453

Photovoltaic versus optical tweezers  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The operation of photovoltaic (PV) tweezers, using the evanescent light-induced PV fields to trap and pattern nano- and micro-meter particles on a LiNbO3 crystal surface,...

Villarroel, Javier; Burgos, Héctor; García-Cabañes, Ángel; Carrascosa, Mercedes; Blázquez-Castro, Alfonso; Agulló-López, Fernando

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Effective medium theories for irregular fluffy structures: aggregation of small particles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the extinction efficiencies as well as scattering properties of particles of different porosity. Calculations are performed for porous pseudospheres with small size (Rayleigh) inclusions using the discrete dipole approximation. Five refractive indices of materials covering the range from $1.20+0.00i$ to $1.75+0.58i$ were selected. They correspond to biological particles, dirty ice, silicate, amorphous carbon and soot in the visual part of spectrum. We attempt to describe the optical properties of such particles using Lorenz-Mie theory and a refractive index found from some effective medium theory (EMT) assuming the particle is homogeneous. We refer to this as the effective model. It is found that the deviations are minimal when utilizing the EMT based on the Bruggeman mixing rule. Usually the deviations in extinction factor do not exceed $\\sim 5%$ for particle porosity ${\\cal P}=0 - 0.9$ and size parameters $x_{\\rm porous} = 2 \\pi r_{\\rm s, porous}/\\lambda \\la 25$. The deviations are larger for scattering and absorption efficiencies and smaller for particle albedo and asymmetry parameter. Our calculations made for spheroids confirm these conclusions. Preliminary consideration shows that the effective model represents the intensity and polarization of radiation scattered by fluffy aggregates quite well. Thus, the effective models of spherical and non-spherical particles can be used to significantly simplify computations of the optical properties of aggregates containing only Rayleigh inclusions.

N. V. Voshchinnikov; G. Videen; Th. Henning

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

E-Print Network 3.0 - applied optical metrology Sample Search...  

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

Optical Sciences Summary: Research - Quantum Optics Applied Optics & Photonics - Optoelectronics - Optical Communications - Medical... Optics Engineering - Optical System Design...

456

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF OPTICS A: PURE AND APPLIED OPTICS Polarization Optics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF OPTICS A: PURE AND APPLIED OPTICS EDITORIAL Polarization Optics Guest Editors Jari Turunen University of Joensuu, Finland Asher A Friesem Weizmann Institute This special issue on Polarization Optics contains one review article and 23 research papers, many of which

Friesem, Asher A.

457

Observer-dependent optical properties of stationary axisymmetric spacetimes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The world lines of null particles admit arbitrary parametrizations. In the presence of a family of observers one may introduce along a null world line an extension of the so-called Cattaneo's relative standard time parameter (valid for massive particles) which plays a special role. Another possibility is to use the coordinate time itself as a parameter. The relation between relative standard time and coordinate time allows for the introduction of an observer-dependent optical path and associated refraction index. Both these quantities are studied here working out explicit examples concerning familiar null orbits and observers in black hole spacetimes.

Donato Bini; Fernando de Felice; Andrea Geralico

2014-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

458

Optical remote diagnostics of atmospheric propagating beams of ionizing radiation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Data is obtained for use in diagnosing the characteristics of a beam of ionizing radiation, such as charged particle beams, neutral particle beams, and gamma ray beams. In one embodiment the beam is emitted through the atmosphere and produces nitrogen fluorescence during passage through air. The nitrogen fluorescence is detected along the beam path to provide an intensity from which various beam characteristics can be calculated from known tabulations. Optical detecting equipment is preferably located orthogonal to the beam path at a distance effective to include the entire beam path in the equipment field of view.

Karl, Jr., Robert R. (Los Alamos, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Evidence for interstellar origin of seven dust particles collected by the Stardust spacecraft  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...search of optical micrographs of the aerogel collectors, manual and automated searches...frame holding ultralow-density silica aerogel tiles (8) that constitute 85% of the...and 2002. The low density of the silica aerogel enables capture of hypervelocity particles...

Andrew J. Westphal; Rhonda M. Stroud; Hans A. Bechtel; Frank E. Brenker; Anna L. Butterworth; George J. Flynn; David R. Frank; Zack Gainsforth; Jon K. Hillier; Frank Postberg; Alexandre S. Simionovici; Veerle J. Sterken; Larry R. Nittler; Carlton Allen; David Anderson; Asna Ansari; Saša Bajt; Ron K. Bastien; Nabil Bassim; John Bridges; Donald E. Brownlee; Mark Burchell; Manfred Burghammer; Hitesh Changela; Peter Cloetens; Andrew M. Davis; Ryan Doll; Christine Floss; Eberhard Grün; Philipp R. Heck; Peter Hoppe; Bruce Hudson; Joachim Huth; Anton Kearsley; Ashley J. King; Barry Lai; Jan Leitner; Laurence Lemelle; Ariel Leonard; Hugues Leroux; Robert Lettieri; William Marchant; Ryan Ogliore; Wei Jia Ong; Mark C. Price; Scott A. Sandford; Juan-Angel Sans Tresseras; Sylvia Schmitz; Tom Schoonjans; Kate Schreiber; Geert Silversmit; Vicente A. Solé; Ralf Srama; Frank Stadermann; Thomas Stephan; Julien Stodolna; Stephen Sutton; Mario Trieloff; Peter Tsou; Tolek Tyliszczak; Bart Vekemans; Laszlo Vincze; Joshua Von Korff; Naomi Wordsworth; Daniel Zevin; Michael E. Zolensky; 30714 Stardust@home dusters

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

Interface deformations affect the orientation transition of magnetic ellipsoidal particles adsorbed at fluid-fluid interfaces  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Manufacturing new soft materials with specific optical, mechanical and magnetic properties is a significant challenge. Assembling and manipulating colloidal particles at fluid interfaces is a promising way to make such materials. We use lattice-Boltzmann simulations to investigate the response of magnetic ellipsoidal particles adsorbed at liquid-liquid interfaces to external magnetic fields. We provide further evidence for the first-order orientation phase transition predicted by Bresme and Faraudo [Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 19 (2007), 375110]. We show that capillary interface deformations around the ellipsoidal particle significantly affect the tilt-angle of the particle for a given dipole-field strength, altering the properties of the orientation transition. We propose scaling laws governing this transition, and suggest how to use these deformations to facilitate particle assembly at fluid-fluid interfaces.

Gary B. Davies; Timm Krüger; Peter V. Coveney; Jens Harting; Fernando Bresme

2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


461

Energy flow between two hydrodynamically coupled particles kept at different effective temperatures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We measure the energy exchanged between two hydrodynamically coupled micron-sized Brownian particles trapped in water by two optical tweezers. The system is driven out of equilibrium by random forcing the position of one of the two particles. The forced particle behaves as it has an "effective temperature" higher than that of the other bead. This driving modifies the equilibrium variances and cross-correlation functions of the bead positions: we measure an energy flow between the particles and an instantaneous cross-correlation, proportional to the effective temperature difference between the two particles. A model of the interaction which is based on classical hydrodynamic coupling tensors is proposed. The theoretical and experimental results are in excellent agreement.

Antoine Bérut; Artyom Petrosyan; Sergio Ciliberto

2015-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

462

Energy flow between two hydrodynamically coupled particles kept at different effective temperatures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We measure the energy exchanged between two hydrodynamically coupled micron-sized Brownian particles trapped in water by two optical tweezers. The system is driven out of equilibrium by random forcing the position of one of the two particles. The forced particle behaves as it has an "effective temperature" higher than that of the other bead. This driving modifies the equilibrium variances and cross-correlation functions of the bead positions: we measure an energy flow between the particles and an instantaneous cross-correlation, proportional to the effective temperature difference between the two particles. A model of the interaction which is based on classical hydrodynamic coupling tensors is proposed. The theoretical and experimental results are in excellent agreement.

Antoine Bérut; Artyom Petrosyan; Sergio Ciliberto

2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

463

Measurement of Engine Exhaust Particle Size  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Measurement of Engine Exhaust Particle Size David B. Kittelson Center for Diesel Research than 90% of particle number are formed during exhaust dilution ­ Particle dynamics during sampling deposition of particle with density of 1 g/um Typical Diesel Particle Size Distribution #12;Typical Diesel

Minnesota, University of

464

Particle diffusion in a spheromak  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The local carbon particle diffusion coefficient was measured in the Proto S-1/C spheromak with use of a test-particle injection scheme. When the plasma was not in a force-free Taylor state, and when there were pressure gradients in the plasma, the particle diffusion was 5 times that predicted by Bohm and was consistent with collisional drift-wave diffusion. The diffusion appears to be driven by correlations of the fluctuating electric field and density. During the decay of the discharge when the plasma was in the Taylor state, the diffusion coefficient of the carbon was classical.

D. D. Meyerhofer; F. M. Levinton; M. Yamada

1988-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

465

Particle Production and Universal Thermodynamics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In the present work, particle creation mechanism will be employed to the universe as a thermodynamical system. The universe is considered to be spatially flat FRW model and cosmic fluid is chosen as perfect fluid with barotropic equation of state: p=(\\gamma -1)\\rho. By proper choice of the particle creation rate, entropy and temperature will be determined at various stages of the evolution of the universe. Finally, using the deceleration parameter as a function of the redshift parameter based on recent observations, particle creation rate will be evaluated and its variation at different epochs will be shown graphically.

Subhajit Saha; Subenoy Chakraborty

2014-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

466

Fiber optic hydrogen sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for detecting a chemical substance by exposing an optic fiber having a core and a cladding to the chemical substance so that the chemical substance can be adsorbed onto the surface of the cladding. The optic fiber is coiled inside a container having a pair of valves for controlling the entrance and exit of the substance. Light from a light source is received by one end of the optic fiber, preferably external to the container, and carried by the core of the fiber. Adsorbed substance changes the transmissivity of the fiber as measured by a spectrophotometer at the other end, also preferably external to the container. Hydrogen is detected by the absorption of infrared light carried by an optic fiber with a silica cladding. Since the adsorption is reversible, a sensor according to the present invention can be used repeatedly. Multiple positions in a process system can be monitored using a single container that can be connected to each location to be monitored so that a sample can be obtained for measurement, or, alternatively, containers can be placed near each position and the optic fibers carrying the partially-absorbed light can be multiplexed for rapid sequential reading by a single spectrophotometer.

Buchanan, Bruce R. (1985 Willis, Batesburg, SC 29006); Prather, William S. (2419 Dickey Rd., Augusta, GA 30906)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Optical high acidity sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for determining acid concentrations in solutions having acid concentrations of from about 0.1 Molar to about 16 Molar is disclosed. The apparatus includes a chamber for interrogation of the sample solution, a fiber optic light source for passing light transversely through the chamber, a fiber optic collector for receiving the collimated light after transmission through the chamber, a coating of an acid resistant polymeric composition upon at least one fiber end or lens, the polymeric composition in contact with the sample solution within the chamber and having a detectable response to acid concentrations within the range of from about 0.1 Molar to about 16 Molar, a measurer for the response of the polymeric composition in contact with the sample solution, and, a comparer of the measured response to predetermined standards whereby the acid molarity of the sample solution within the chamber can be determined. Preferably, a first lens is attached to the end of the fiber optic light source, the first lens adapted to collimate light from the fiber optic light source, and a second lens is attached to the end of the fiber optic collector for focusing the collimated light after transmission through the chamber.

Jorgensen, Betty S. (Jemez Springs, NM); Nekimken, Howard L. (Los Alamos, NM); Carey, W. Patrick (Lynnwood, WA); O'Rourke, Patrick E. (Martinez, GA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Fiber optic hydrogen sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and method for detecting a chemical substance by exposing an optic fiber having a core and a cladding to the chemical substance so that the chemical substance can be adsorbed onto the surface of the cladding. The optic fiber is coiled inside a container having a pair of valves for controlling the entrance and exit of the substance. Light from a light source is received by one end of the optic fiber, preferably external to the container, and carried by the core of the fiber. Adsorbed substance changes the transmissivity of the fiber as measured by a spectrophotometer at the other end, also preferably external to the container. Hydrogen is detected by the absorption of infrared light carried by an optic fiber with a silica cladding. Since the adsorption is reversible, a sensor according to the present invention can be used repeatedly. Multiple positions in a process system can be monitored using a single container that can be connected to each location to be monitored so that a sample can be obtained for measurement, or, alternatively, containers can be placed near each position and the optic fibers carrying the partially-absorbed light can be multiplexed for rapid sequential reading, by a single spectrophotometer.

Buchanan, B.R.; Prather, W.S.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Fiber optic hydrogen sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method are described for detecting a chemical substance by exposing an optic fiber having a core and a cladding to the chemical substance so that the chemical substance can be adsorbed onto the surface of the cladding. The optic fiber is coiled inside a container having a pair of valves for controlling the entrance and exit of the substance. Light from a light source is received by one end of the optic fiber, preferably external to the container, and carried by the core of the fiber. Adsorbed substance changes the transmissivity of the fiber as measured by a spectrophotometer at the other end, also preferably external to the container. Hydrogen is detected by the absorption of infrared light carried by an optic fiber with a silica cladding. Since the adsorption is reversible, a sensor according to the present invention can be used repeatedly. Multiple positions in a process system can be monitored using a single container that can be connected to each location to be monitored so that a sample can be obtained for measurement, or, alternatively, containers can be placed near each position and the optic fibers carrying the partially-absorbed light can be multiplexed for rapid sequential reading by a single spectrophotometer. 4 figs.

Buchanan, B.R.; Prather, W.S.

1992-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

470

Quantum vacuum radiation in optical glass  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A recent experimental claim of the detection of analogue Hawking radiation in an optical system [PRL 105 (2010) 203901] has led to some controversy [PRL 107 (2011) 149401, 149402]. While this experiment strongly suggests some form of particle creation from the quantum vacuum (and hence it is per se very interesting), it is also true that it seems difficult to completely explain all features of the observations by adopting the perspective of a Hawking-like mechanism for the radiation. For instance, the observed photons are emitted parallel to the optical horizon, and the relevant optical horizon is itself defined in an unusual manner by combining group and phase velocities. This raises the question: Is this really Hawking radiation, or some other form of quantum vacuum radiation? Naive estimates of the amount of quantum vacuum radiation generated due to the rapidly changing refractive index --- sometimes called the dynamical Casimir effect --- are not encouraging. However we feel that naive estimates could be misleading depending on the quantitative magnitude of two specific physical effects: "pulse steepening" and "pulse cresting". Plausible bounds on the maximum size of these two effects results in estimates much closer to the experimental observations, and we argue that the dynamical Casimir effect is now worth additional investigation.

Stefano Liberati; Angus Prain; Matt Visser

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Optical quantum memory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Quantum memory is important to quantum information processing in many ways: a synchronization device to match various processes within a quantum computer, an identity quantum gate that leaves any state unchanged, and a tool to convert heralded photons to photons-on-demand. In addition to quantum computing, quantum memory would be instrumental for the implementation of long-distance quantum communication using quantum repeaters. The importance of this basic quantum gate is exemplified by the multitude of optical quantum memory mechanisms being studied: optical delay lines, cavities, electromagnetically-induced transparency, photon-echo, and off-resonant Faraday interaction. Here we report on the state-of-the-art in the field of optical quantum memory, including criteria for successful quantum memory and current performance levels.

A. I. Lvovsky; B. C. Sanders; W. Tittel

2010-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

472

Green function approach for the ab initio calculation of the optical and magneto-optical properties of solids:??Accounting for dynamical many-body effects  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An approach for the calculation of the optical and magneto-optical properties of solids based on the one-particle Green function is introduced in the framework of the linear muffin-tin orbital method. The approach keeps all advantages of the more accurate Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker scheme as the possibility to account for many-body effects in terms of the nonlocal energy dependent self-energy but is numerically much more efficient. Application of various proposed model self-energies for the calculation of the optical properties of bulk Ni and Fe demonstrates the great potential of the new scheme.

A. Perlov, S. Chadov, and H. Ebert

2003-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

473

Particle Physics: a Progress Report  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present a concise review of where we stand in particle physics today. First we discuss QCD, then the electroweak sector and finally the motivations and the avenues for new physics beyond the Standard Model.

Guido Altarelli

2006-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

474

Particle acceleration in the heliosphere  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The heliosphere is filled with supersonic solar wind that forms shocks wherever it encounters obstacles be they a high speed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) or regions where fastsolar wind encounters slower-moving solar wind. Energetic particles (> 10s of keV/nuc to 10s of MeV/nuc) associated with these shocks form a test bed for understanding particle acceleration since the shock properties can often be measured and energetic particle composition compared to candidate seed populations. Over the past 15-20 years a wide body of evidence has emerged showing that generally the seed population is the suprathermal ion pool at energies above the bulk solar wind. Understanding the interplanetary suprathermal ion population is therefore a critical step in fully understanding the physical mechanisms that accelerate particles in interplanetary space.

G. M. Mason; M. I. Desai; R. A. Mewaldt; C. M. S. Cohen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Various Applications of Small Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In Chapter 1 it was pointed out that many important technical materials are made of or contained small particles. Some of the appli7)ich the authors have more extensive experience were described in Chapters 7–...

Jan-Erik Otterstedt; Dale A. Brandreth

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Study of heavy flavored particles  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report discusses progress on the following topics: time-of- flight system; charmed baryon production and decays; D decays to baryons; measurement of sigma plus particles magnetic moments; and strong interaction coupling. (LSP)

Not Available

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Magnetic guidance of charged particles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Many experiments and devices in physics use static magnetic fields to guide charged particles from a source onto a detector, and we ask the innocent question: What is the distribution of particle intensity over the detector surface? One should think that the solution to this seemingly simple problem is well known. We show that, even for uniform guide fields, this is not the case and present analytical point spread functions (PSF) for magnetic transport that deviate strongly from previous results. The "magnetic" PSF shows unexpected singularities, which were recently also observed experimentally, and which make detector response very sensitive to minute changes of position, field amplitude, or particle energy. In the field of low-energy particle physics, these singularities may become a source of error in modern high precision experiments, or may be used for instrument tests, for instance in neutrino mass retardation spectrometers.

Dubbers, Dirk

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Fermilab | Science | Particle Physics 101  

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

Today, we know that there are six leptons, six quarks, four force carriers and a Higgs boson. Scientists all over the world predicted the existence of these particles and then...

479

Ultrafine particles in workplace atmospheres  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...down to a few nanometres (i.e. the size of primary particles produced by nucleation). (iii) Fumes from combustion processes (e.g. transportation, carbon black manufac- ture, etc.), usually associated with incomplete combustion...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Health benefits of particle filtration  

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

Health benefits of particle filtration Health benefits of particle filtration Title Health benefits of particle filtration Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Fisk, William J. Journal Indoor Air Date Published 02/12/2013 Abstract The evidence of health benefits of particle filtration in homes and commercial buildings is reviewed. Prior reviews of papers published before 2000 are summarized. The results of 16 more recent intervention studies are compiled and analyzed. Also reviewed are four studies that modeled health benefits of using filtration to reduce indoor exposures to particles from outdoors. Prior reviews generally concluded that particle filtration is, at best, a source of small improvements in allergy and asthma health effects; however, many early studies had weak designs. A majority of recent intervention studies employed strong designs and more of these studies report statistically significant improvements in health symptoms or objective health outcomes, particularly for subjects with allergies or asthma. The percentage improvement in health outcomes is typically modest, e.g., 7% to 25%. Delivery of filtered air to the breathing zone of sleeping allergic or asthmatic persons may be more consistently effective in improving health than room air filtration. Notable are two studies that report statistically significant improvements, with filtration, in markers that predict future adverse coronary events. From modeling, the largest potential benefits of indoor particle filtration may be reductions in morbidity and mortality from reducing indoor exposures to particles from outdoor air. Published 2013. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "optical particle counter" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


481

Solar Flares and particle acceleration  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-free emission) #12;X-ray spectrum of solar flares Thermal X-rays Non-thermal X-rays Gamma-ray lines Ramaty High from Krucker et al, 2007 Solar flares are rapid localised brightening in the lower atmosphere. More particle Flaring region T ~ 4x107 K => 3 keV per particle Flare volume 1027 cm3 => (104 km)3 Plasma density

482

New particle searches at PEP  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The new particles that could be produced at PEP are discussed in terms of their specific signatures and production rates. We find that a small number of general signatures characterize these particles. Backgrounds associated with the general signatures are considered and necessary rejection rates are calculated. We describe several typical detectors and tabulate the requirements they place on the PEP machine and the experimental areas. 10 figs., 2 tabs.

Berley, D.; Bulos, F.; Cheng, D.; Cork, B.; Limon, P.; Litke, A.; Nauenberg, U.; Rosen, J.; Shen, B.; Sulak, L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

PROCEEDINGS. CARBONACEOUS PARTICLES IN THE ATMOSPHERE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

number distribution of coal fly ash particles. HutagenicityCARBONACEOUS PARTICLES IN COAL FLY ASH G. L. Fisher, C. E.of carbonaceous particles in coal fly ash is described. The

Novakov, T.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Toxicology of ultrafine particles: in vivo studies  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Deposition studies with ultra ne carbon and other particles A major component of ambient particles generated by combustion processes is their carbonaceous core (Hughes et al. 1998). These particles consist of di erent inorganic and organic...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Measuring momentum for charged particle tomography  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods, apparatus and systems for detecting charged particles and obtaining tomography of a volume by measuring charged particles including measuring the momentum of a charged particle passing through a charged particle detector. Sets of position sensitive detectors measure scattering of the charged particle. The position sensitive detectors having sufficient mass to cause the charged particle passing through the position sensitive detectors to scatter in the position sensitive detectors. A controller can be adapted and arranged to receive scattering measurements of the charged particle from the charged particle detector, determine at least one trajectory of the charged particle from the measured scattering; and determine at least one momentum measurement of the charged particle from the at least one trajectory. The charged particle can be a cosmic ray-produced charged particle, such as a cosmic ray-produced muon. The position sensitive detectors can be drift cells, such as gas-filled drift tubes.

Morris, Christopher (Los Alamos, NM); Fraser, Andrew Mcleod (Los Alamos, NM); Schultz, Larry Joe (Los Alamos, NM); Borozdin, Konstantin N. (Los Alamos, NM); Klimenko, Alexei Vasilievich (Maynard, MA); Sossong, Michael James (Los Alamos, NM); Blanpied, Gary (Lexington, SC)

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

486

Optical dichroism in nanotubes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Utilizing the line-group symmetry of single-wall nanotubes, we have assigned their electron-energy bands by symmetry-based quantum numbers. The selection rules for optical absorption are presented in terms of these quantum numbers. Different interband transitions become allowed as the polarization of incident light is varied, and we predict a substantial optical dichroism. We suggest how to observe this effect in experiments on a single nanotube, and how it can be used to control quantum transport in nanotubes to obtain information about the structure.

I. Božovi?; N. Božovi?; M. Damnjanovi?

2000-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

487

Solid state optical microscope  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid state optical microscope wherein wide-field and high-resolution images of an object are produced at a rapid rate by utilizing conventional optics with a charge-coupled photodiode array. A galvanometer scanning mirror, for scanning in one of two orthogonal directions is provided, while the charge-coupled photodiode array scans in the other orthogonal direction. Illumination light from the object is incident upon the photodiodes, creating packets of electrons (signals) which are representative of the illuminated object. The signals are then processed, stored in a memory, and finally displayed as a video signal. 2 figs.

Young, I.T.

1983-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

488

Solid state optical microscope  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid state optical microscope wherein wide-field and high-resolution images of an object are produced at a rapid rate by utilizing conventional optics with a charge-coupled photodiode array. A galvanometer scanning mirror, for scanning in one of two orthogonal directions is provided, while the charge-coupled photodiode array scans in the other orthogonal direction. Illumination light from the object is incident upon the photodiodes, creating packets of electrons (signals) which are representative of the illuminated object. The signals are then processed, stored in a memory, and finally displayed as a video signal.

Young, Ian T. (Pleasanton, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Full spectrum optical safeguard  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical safeguard device with two linear variable Fabry-Perot filters aligned relative to a light source with at least one of the filters having a nonlinear dielectric constant material such that, when a light source produces a sufficiently high intensity light, the light alters the characteristics of the nonlinear dielectric constant material to reduce the intensity of light impacting a connected optical sensor. The device can be incorporated into an imaging system on a moving platform, such as an aircraft or satellite.

Ackerman, Mark R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

490

Microfluidics for flow cytometric analysis of cells and particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This review describes recent developments in microfabricated flow cytometers and related microfluidic devices that can detect, analyze, and sort cells or particles. The high-speed analytical capabilities of flow cytometry depend on the cooperative use of microfluidics, optics and electronics. Along with the improvement of other components, replacement of conventional glass capillary-based fluidics with microfluidic sample handling systems operating in microfabricated structures enables volume- and power-efficient, inexpensive and flexible analysis of particulate samples. In this review, we present various efforts that take advantage of novel microscale flow phenomena and microfabrication techniques to build microfluidic cell analysis systems.

Dongeun Huh; Wei Gu; Yoko Kamotani; James B Grotberg; Shuichi Takayama

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

High-index-contrast electromechanical optical switches  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Bryant, Reginald (Reginald Eugene), 1978-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

2.71 Optics, Fall 2001  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Geometrical optics: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Wave optics: basic electrodynamics, ...

Barbastathis, George

493

Multi-Scale Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fourier domain optical coherence tomography and methods forspeed spectral-domain optical coherence tomography at 1.3umJ. G. (1991). Optical coherence tomography. Science, 254(

Oliveira, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Pulse-reversal electropolymerization of polypyrrole on functionalized carbon nanotubes as composite counter electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In this current work, we proposed a modified two-step method to prepare multiwalled carbon nanotube/polypyrrol (MWCNT/PPy) composite counter electrodes (CEs) toward triiodide reduction in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). \\{MWCNTs\\} were deposited onto the surface of fluorinated tin oxide (FTO) glass substrates by electrophoretic deposition, and then subjected to the \\{PPy\\} electropolymerization by using a pulse-reversal technique. With regard to the electropolymerization of \\{PPy\\} on the MWCNTs-coated FTO substrate by conventional cyclic voltammetry (CV) method (designated as MWCNT/PPy-CV CE), the MWCNT/PPy-PR CE still retrained the mesoporous morphology originating from the MWCNT conductive framework and the \\{PPy\\} thin film was found to be evenly coated on the MWCNT surface. According to the extensive electrochemical analyses, the mesoporous nanostructure of the MWCNT/PPy-PR CE provided increased active surface area for I3 reduction and facilitated the electron transport at the interface of CE/electrolyte and the redox electrolyte penetration within the CE. As a result, the DSC assembled with the MWCNT/PPy-PR CE reaches a comparable photovoltaic efficiency of 6.21% to that of the DSC based on the Pt CE (6.66%).

Wei-Yan Wang; Pan-Ning Ting; Shu-Hui Luo; Jeng-Yu Lin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbine arrays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Modern wind farms require significant land resources to separate each wind turbine from the adjacent turbine wakes. These aerodynamic constraints limit the amount of power that can be extracted from a given wind farm footprint. We conducted full-scale field tests of vertical-axis wind turbines in counter-rotating configurations under natural wind conditions. Whereas wind farms consisting of propeller-style turbines produce 2 to 3 watts of power per square meter of land area, these field tests indicate that power densities approaching 100 W m^-2 can be achieved by arranging vertical-axis wind turbines in layouts that enable them to extract energy from adjacent wakes. In addition, we calculated that the global wind resource available to 10-m tall turbines based on the present approach is approximately 225 trillion watts (TW), which significantly exceeds the global wind resource available to 80-m tall, propeller-style wind turbines, approximately 75 TW. This improvement is due to the closer spacing that can be a...

Dabiri, John O

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z