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1

Optimal design of a micro evaporator with lateral gaps Taijong Sung a  

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­compression refrigeration sys- tem. The experimental design is adopted to determine the optimal parameters of the evaporatorOptimal design of a micro evaporator with lateral gaps Taijong Sung a , Daesik Oh b , Sangrok Jin online 1 March 2009 Keywords: Micro evaporator Optimal design Design of experiment Lateral gaps Two

Kim, Jongwon

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LS-266 OPTIMIZATION OF FOUR-BUTTON BEAM POSITION MONITOR CONFIGURATION FOR SMALL-GAP VACUUM CHAMBERS  

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LS-266 LS-266 OPTIMIZATION OF FOUR-BUTTON BEAM POSITION MONITOR CONFIGURATION FOR SMALL-GAP VACUUM CHAMBERS S. H. Kim March 27, 1998 Summary - Induced charges on a four-button beam position monitor (BPM) system attached on a beam chamber of narrow rectangular cross sections are calculated as a 2-D electrostatic problem of image charges. The calculation shows that for a narrow chamber of width/height (2w/2h) >> 1, over 90% of the induced charges are distributed within a distance of 2h from the charged beam position in the direction of the chamber width. Therefore, a four-button system with a button diameter of (2 ~ 2.5)h and no button offset from the beam position is the most efficient configuration. The four-button BPMs used for 8-mm and 5-mm chambers in the APS have relatively low sensitivities because the button locations are outside

3

Flow through Discovery Gap  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A narrow gap (Discovery Gap) in the East Azores Fracture Zone at 37°N in the eastern Atlantic provides a channel for the exchange of bottom water between the Madeira and Iberian abyssal basins. A detailed survey defines its length (150 km), width ...

P. M. Saunders

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

Fiber optic gap gauge  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A lightweight, small size, high sensitivity gauge for indirectly measuring displacement or absolute gap width by measuring axial strain in an orthogonal direction to the displacement/gap width. The gap gauge includes a preferably titanium base having a central tension bar with springs connecting opposite ends of the tension bar to a pair of end connector bars, and an elongated bow spring connected to the end connector bars with a middle section bowed away from the base to define a gap. The bow spring is capable of producing an axial strain in the base proportional to a displacement of the middle section in a direction orthogonal to the base. And a strain sensor, such as a Fabry-Perot interferometer strain sensor, is connected to measure the axial strain in the base, so that the displacement of the middle section may be indirectly determined from the measurement of the axial strain in the base.

Wood, Billy E. (Livermore, CA); Groves, Scott E. (Brentwood, CA); Larsen, Greg J. (Brentwood, CA); Sanchez, Roberto J. (Pleasanton, CA)

2006-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Band Gap Engineering of Graphene Nanoribbons  

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We investigate electronic transport in lithographically patterned graphene ribbon structures where the lateral confinement of charge carriers creates an energy gap near the charge neutrality point. Individual graphene layers are contacted with metal electrodes and patterned into ribbons of varying widths and different crystallographic orientations. The temperature dependent conductance measurements show larger energy gaps opening for narrower ribbons. The sizes of these energy gaps are investigated by measuring the conductance in the non-linear response regime at low temperatures. We find that the energy gap scales inversely with the ribbon width, thus demonstrating the ability to engineer the band gap of graphene nanostructures by lithographic processes.

Han, M Y

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

6

Distribution of neutron resonance widths  

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Recent data on neutron resonance widths indicate disagreement with the Porter-Thomas distribution (PTD). I discuss the theoretical arguments for the PTD, possible theoretical modifications, and I summarize the experimantal evidence.

Hans A. Weidenmueller

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Forced Shelf Wave Dynamics for a Discontinuous Shelf Width: Application to Vancouver Island  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors examine barotropic nondivergent shelf waves generated on an exponential continental shelf that has an abrupt change in width. Three types of forcing are considered: 1) a tidal period volume flux through a gap in the coastline located ...

Andrew J. Willmott; Richard E. Thomson

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimates of Large Spectrum Width from Autocovariances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors demonstrate that there are maximum measurable (saturation) spectrum widths for standard autocovariance techniques, the 0,1-lag autocovariance estimator and the 1,2-lag estimator. The maximal mean measurable spectrum widths from the ...

Valery M. Melnikov; Dusan S. Zrni?

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy gap of Kronig-Penney-type hydrogenated graphene superlattices  

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The electronic structure of graphene-graphane superlattices with armchair interfaces is investigated with first-principles density-functional theory. By separately varying the widths, we find that the energy gap Eg is ...

Lee, Joo-Hyoung

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Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Gas mixtures for use in spark gap closing switches comprised of fluorocarbons and low molecular weight, inert buffer gases. To this can be added a third gas having a low ionization potential relative to the buffer gas. The gas mixtures presented possess properties that optimized the efficiency spark gap closing switches. 6 figs.

Christophorou, L.G.; McCorkle, D.L.; Hunter, S.R.

1987-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Judith Gap Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Gap Wind Farm Gap Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Judith Gap Wind Farm Facility Judith Gap Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Invenergy Developer Invenergy Energy Purchaser Northwestern Energy Location South of Judith Gap MT Coordinates 46.6005°, -109.749° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":46.6005,"lon":-109.749,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Hysteresis of a Western Boundary Current Leaping across a Gap  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An idealized problem of a western boundary current of Munk thickness LM flowing across a gap in a ridge is considered using a single-layer depth-averaged approach. When the gap (of width 2a) is narrow, a 3.12LM, viscous forces alone restrict ...

Vitalii A. Sheremet

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tree-width in Algebraic Complexity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper surveys some of the author's work studying the algorithmic importance of the tree-width notion in algebraic frameworks. Two approaches are described. The first gives an algorithmicmeta-theoremfor certain logically characterized propertieswithin ... Keywords: Dedicated to Johann A. Makowsky on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Descriptive Complexity, Real Number Computations, Tree-width, Valiant's Model

Klaus Meer

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buffalo Gap Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Gap Wind Farm Gap Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Buffalo Gap Wind Farm Facility Buffalo Gap Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner AES Developer AES Energy Purchaser Direct Energy Location TX Coordinates 32.310556°, -100.149167° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.310556,"lon":-100.149167,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Property:Width (m) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Width (m) Width (m) Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Width (m) Property Type Number Pages using the property "Width (m)" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) M MHK Technologies/Aegir Dynamo + 4.5 + MHK Technologies/AirWEC + 2.5 + MHK Technologies/CurrentStar + 30.5 + MHK Technologies/Deep Green + 12 + MHK Technologies/Deep water capable hydrokinetic turbine + 10 + MHK Technologies/ECO Auger + 4.877 + MHK Technologies/Electric Buoy + 10 + MHK Technologies/European Pico Pilot Plant + 14 + MHK Technologies/Evopod E35 + 4.5 + MHK Technologies/Float Wave Electric Power Station + 2.5 + MHK Technologies/Floating anchored OTEC plant + 60 + MHK Technologies/HyPEG + 50 + MHK Technologies/HydroGen 10 + 2 + MHK Technologies/Hydroflo + 5 +

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The Higgs Boson Width is Adjustable  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that it is possible to construct models in which the width of the Higgs boson is arbitrary- either smaller or larger than a standard model Higgs boson of the same mass. There are no new fields into which the Higgs boson decays. Instead, the coupling of the Higgs boson to the gauge bosons is adjusted. We construct and analyze weakly–coupled models with arbitrary–width Higgs bosons to investigate the phenomenology one might find in a strongly interacting model. In any such model new physics must enter at a mass scale which decreases as the Higgs boson width is adjusted away from its standard model value. In particular, if the Higgs boson is wider than the standard model Higgs boson, then interesting new physics must appear in the isospin–two channel.

R. Sekhar Chivukulaa; Michael J. Dugana

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Higgs Boson Width is Adjustable  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that it is possible to construct models in which the width of the Higgs boson is arbitrary - either smaller or larger than a standard model Higgs boson of the same mass. There are no new fields into which the Higgs boson decays. Instead, the coupling of the Higgs boson to the gauge bosons is adjusted. We construct and analyze weakly--coupled models with arbitrary--width Higgs bosons to investigate the phenomenology one might find in a strongly interacting model. In any such model new physics must enter at a mass scale which decreases as the Higgs boson width is adjusted away from its standard model value. In particular, if the Higgs boson is wider than the standard model Higgs boson, then interesting new physics must appear in the isospin--two channel.

R. Sekhar Chivukula; Michael J. Dugan; Mitchell Golden

1994-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition of the {delta} mass and width  

SciTech Connect

In the framework of effective field theory we show that, at two-loop order, the mass and width of the {delta} resonance defined via the (relativistic) Breit-Wigner parametrization both depend on the choice of field variables. In contrast, the complex-valued position of the pole of the propagator is independent of this choice.

Djukanovic, D.; Scherer, S. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); Gegelia, J. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); High Energy Physics Institute, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi (Georgia)

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Olene Gap Geothermal Project | Open Energy Information  

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Olene Gap Geothermal Project Olene Gap Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Development Project: Olene Gap Geothermal Project Project Location Information Coordinates 42.1725°, -121.62083333333° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.1725,"lon":-121.62083333333,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Finite width effects in Higgs boson decays as a means of measuring massive particle widths  

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We calculate decays of a standard model Higgs boson via a virtual massive particle and discuss how this depends on the massive particle total width. If the partial width for a Higgs boson to decay via a virtual massive particle can be measured, this gives a measurement of that massive particle{close_quote}s width. We discuss how one would go about measuring these partial widths of a Higgs boson experimentally, and how this could lead to a measurement of the {ital W} boson and {ital t} quark widths. For the latter, extreme dependence on the Higgs boson mass and the small {ital H}{r_arrow}{ital tt{sup {asterisk}}} branching ratios mean that little can be learned about the {ital t} quark width. For the former there is also a larger dependence on the Higgs boson mass; however, this can be removed by taking the ratio of {ital H}{r_arrow}{ital WW{sup {asterisk}}} decays to {ital H}{r_arrow}{ital ZZ{sup {asterisk}}} decays. This ratio also has the advantage of being fairly insensitive to physics beyond the standard model. Unfortunately, for Higgs boson masses of interest the {ital H}{r_arrow}{ital ZZ{sup {asterisk}}} branching ratio is small enough that we require many thousands of tagged Higgs boson decays before an accurate measurement of the {ital W} width can be made. This is likely to be hard experimentally. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Summers, D.J. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1150 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of photonic crystals with multiple and combined band gaps  

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We present and use an algorithm based on convex conic optimization to design two-dimensional photonic crystals with large absolute band gaps. Among several illustrations we show that it is possible to design photonic ...

Men, H.

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Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements.

Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA); Boothe, Richard W. (Roanoke, VA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements.

Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA); Boothe, Richard W. (Roanoke, VA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements. 6 figs.

Konrad, C.E.; Boothe, R.W.

1996-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements. 6 figures.

Konrad, C.E.; Boothe, R.W.

1994-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse width modulation inverter with battery charger  

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An inverter is connected between a source of DC power and a three-phase AC induction motor, and a microprocessor-based circuit controls the inverter using pulse width modulation techniques. In the disclosed method of pulse width modulation, both edges of each pulse of a carrier pulse train are equally modulated by a time proportional to sin [theta], where [theta] is the angular displacement of the pulse center at the motor stator frequency from a fixed reference point on the carrier waveform. The carrier waveform frequency is a multiple of the motor stator frequency. The modulated pulse train is then applied to each of the motor phase inputs with respective phase shifts of 120[degree] at the stator frequency. Switching control commands for electronic switches in the inverter are stored in a random access memory (RAM) and the locations of the RAM are successively read out in a cyclic manner, each bit of a given RAM location controlling a respective phase input of the motor. The DC power source preferably comprises rechargeable batteries and all but one of the electronic switches in the inverter can be disabled, the remaining electronic switch being part of a flyback'' DC-DC converter circuit for recharging the battery. 11 figs.

Slicker, J.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse width modulation inverter with battery charger  

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An inverter is connected between a source of DC power and a three-phase AC induction motor, and a microprocessor-based circuit controls the inverter using pulse width modulation techniques. In the disclosed method of pulse width modulation, both edges of each pulse of a carrier pulse train are equally modulated by a time proportional to sin .theta., where .theta. is the angular displacement of the pulse center at the motor stator frequency from a fixed reference point on the carrier waveform. The carrier waveform frequency is a multiple of the motor stator frequency. The modulated pulse train is then applied to each of the motor phase inputs with respective phase shifts of 120.degree. at the stator frequency. Switching control commands for electronic switches in the inverter are stored in a random access memory (RAM) and the locations of the RAM are successively read out in a cyclic manner, each bit of a given RAM location controlling a respective phase input of the motor. The DC power source preferably comprises rechargeable batteries and all but one of the electronic switches in the inverter can be disabled, the remaining electronic switch being part of a "flyback" DC-DC converter circuit for recharging the battery.

Slicker, James M. (Union Lake, MI)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inception report and Gap analysis  

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Inception report and Gap analysis Boiler inspection Riga, June 2004 #12;Inception report and gap analysis ­ boiler inspection Table of Content 1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................. 3 2 BOILER INSTALLATIONS ­ GAP ANALYSIS

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Windy Gap Firming Project  

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Windy Gap Firming Project Windy Gap Firming Project Skip Navigation Links Transmission Functions Infrastructure projects Interconnection OASIS OATT Windy Gap Firming Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement, DOE/EIS-0370 (cooperating agency) Western's proposed action is to relocate approximately 3.8 miles of the existing Estes to Lyons 115-kilovolt transmission line, if the Chimney Hollow Reservoir alternative is constructed. The line would be moved outside the area proposed for the reservoir, and Western would ensure the new location would allow the agency to continue to operate and maintain it. Section 2.4.1.4 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 1 provides more information on the transmission line relocation proposal. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation is the Lead Agency for the National Environmental Policy Act Review. Cooperating agencies are Western, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Grand County, Colo.

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Uncertainties in Gapped Graphene  

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Motivated by graphene-based quantum computer we examine the time-dependence of the position-momentum and position-velocity uncertainties in the monolayer gapped graphene. The effect of the energy gap to the uncertainties is shown to appear via the Compton-like wavelength $\\lambda_c$. The uncertainties in the graphene are mainly contributed by two phenomena, spreading and zitterbewegung. While the former determines the uncertainties in the long-range of time, the latter gives the highly oscillation to the uncertainties in the short-range of time. The uncertainties in the graphene are compared with the corresponding values for the usual free Hamiltonian $\\hat{H}_{free} = (p_1^2 + p_2^2) / 2 M$. It is shown that the uncertainties can be under control within the quantum mechanical law if one can choose the gap parameter $\\lambda_c$ freely.

Eylee Jung; Kwang S. Kim; DaeKil Park

2011-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Buffalo Gap II Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Gap II Wind Farm Gap II Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Buffalo Gap II Wind Farm Facility Buffalo Gap II Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Developer AES Corp. Energy Purchaser Direct Energy Location Taylor County TX Coordinates 32.310556°, -100.149167° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.310556,"lon":-100.149167,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Olene Gap Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Olene Gap Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Olene Gap Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Olene Gap Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Facility Olene Gap Sector Geothermal energy Type Space Heating Location Klamath County, Oregon Coordinates 42.6952767°, -121.6142133° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[]}

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Multiple gap photovoltaic device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple gap photovoltaic device having a transparent electrical contact adjacent a first cell which in turn is adjacent a second cell on an opaque electrical contact, includes utilizing an amorphous semiconductor as the first cell and a crystalline semiconductor as the second cell.

Dalal, Vikram L. (Newark, DE)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

34

Colorado Gap Analysis  

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Colorado Gap Analysis Colorado Gap Analysis 2 The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) BCAP is a non-profit advocacy organization established in 1994 as a joint initiative of the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. BCAP focuses on providing state and local governments in the U.S., as well as stakeholder organizations, with support on code adoption and implementation through direct assistance, research, data analysis, and coordination with other activities and allies. With over sixteen years of experience supporting numerous state energy offices and city building departments, along with tracking code activities across the country, BCAP is well-positioned to assist in local and statewide activity to advance

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Buffalo Gap 3 Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Buffalo Gap 3 Wind Farm Buffalo Gap 3 Wind Farm Facility Buffalo Gap 3 Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner AES Wind Generation Developer AES Wind Generation Energy Purchaser Direct Energy Location TX Coordinates 32.310556°, -100.149167° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.310556,"lon":-100.149167,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

36

GenII Gap Analysis  

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

GENII-Gap Analysis GENII-Gap Analysis Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan Commitment 4.2.1.3: Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: GENII Gap Analysis Final Report U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety, and Health 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20585-2040 May 2004 GENII Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report INTENTIONALLY BLANK ii GENII Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report FOREWORD This document provides an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of GENII, a radiological dispersion computer code, relative to established requirements. This evaluation, a "gap analysis", is performed to meet commitment 4.2.1.3 of the Department of

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MACCS2 Final Gap Analysis  

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

MACCS2-Gap Analysis MACCS2-Gap Analysis Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan Commitment 4.2.1.3: Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: MACCS2 Gap Analysis Final Report U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety and Health 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20585-2040 May 2004 MACCS2 Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report INTENTIONALLY BLANK ii MACCS2 Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report FOREWORD This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of the radiological dispersion computer code, MACCS2, relative to established software requirements. This evaluation, a "gap analysis", is performed to meet commitment 4.2.1.3 of the

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Gap and stripline combined monitor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A combined gap and stripline monitor device (10) for measuring the intensity and position of a charged particle beam bunch in a beam pipe of a synchotron radiation facility. The monitor has first and second beam pipe portions (11a, 11b) with an axial gap (12) therebetween. An outer pipe (14) cooperates with the first beam pipe portion (11a) to form a gap enclosure, while inner strips (23a-d) cooperate with the first beam pipe portion (11a) to form a stripline monitor, with the stripline length being the same as the gap enclosure length.

Yin, Yan (Palo Alto, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gap and stripline combined monitor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A combined gap and stripline monitor device for measuring the intensity and position of a charged particle beam bunch in a beam pipe of a synchrotron radiation facility is disclosed. The monitor has first and second beam pipe portions with an axial gap therebetween. An outer pipe cooperates with the first beam pipe portion to form a gap enclosure, while inner strips cooperate with the first beam pipe portion to form a stripline monitor, with the stripline length being the same as the gap enclosure length. 4 figs.

Yin, Y.

1986-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectrum Widths from Echo Power Differences Reveal Meteorological Features  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new Doppler spectrum width estimator using the absolute power differences (APDs) at lag one is presented, and its performance is evaluated using simulated signals as well as those recorded from the National Severe Storms Laboratory's Research ...

Valery M. Melnikov; Richard J. Doviak

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gradiometric flux qubits with tunable gap  

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For gradiometric three-Josephson-junction flux qubits, we perform a systematic study on the tuning of the minimal transition frequency, the so-called qubit gap. By replacing one of the qubit's Josephson junctions by a dc SQUID, the critical current of this SQUID and, in turn, the qubit gap can be tuned in situ by a control flux threading the SQUID loop. We present spectroscopic measurements demonstrating a well-defined controllability of the qubit gap between zero and more than 10 GHz. In the future, this enables one to tune the qubit into and out of resonance with other superconducting quantum circuits, while operating the qubit at its symmetry point with optimal dephasing properties. The experimental data agree very well with model calculations based on the full qubit Hamiltonian. From a numerical fit, we determine the Josephson coupling and the charging energies of the qubit junctions. The derived values agree well with those measured for other junctions fabricated on the same chip. We also demonstrate the biasing of gradiometric flux qubits near the symmetry point by trapping an odd number of flux quanta in the gradiometer loop. In this way, we study the effect of the significant kinetic inductance, thereby obtaining valuable information for the qubit design.

M. J. Schwarz; J. Goetz; Z. Jiang; T. Niemczyk; F. Deppe; A. Marx; R. Gross

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacitor charging FET switcher with controller to adjust pulse width  

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A switching power supply includes an FET full bridge, a controller to drive the FETs, a programmable controller to dynamically control final output current by adjusting pulse width, and a variety of protective systems, including an overcurrent latch for current control. Power MOSFETS are switched at a variable frequency from 20-50 kHz to charge a capacitor load from 0 to 6 kV. A ferrite transformer steps up the DC input. The transformer primary is a full bridge configuration with the FET switches and the secondary is fed into a high voltage full wave rectifier whose output is connected directly to the energy storage capacitor. The peak current is held constant by varying the pulse width using predetermined timing resistors and counting pulses. The pulse width is increased as the capacitor charges to maintain peak current. A digital ripple counter counts pulses, and after the desired number is reached, an up-counter is clocked. The up-counter output is decoded to choose among different resistors used to discharge a timing capacitor, thereby determining the pulse width. A current latch shuts down the supply on overcurrent due to either excessive pulse width causing transformer saturation or a major bridge fault, i.e., FET or transformer failure, or failure of the drive circuitry.

Mihalka, Alex M. (Livermore, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crossing the reality gap in evolutionary robotics by promoting transferable controllers  

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The reality gap, that often makes controllers evolved in simulation inefficient once transferred onto the real system, remains a critical issue in Evolutionary Robotics (ER); it prevents ER application to real-world problems. We hypothesize that this ... Keywords: evolutionary robotics, multiobjective optimization, reality gap problem, simulation-to-reality disparity

Sylvain Koos; Jean-Baptiste Mouret; Stéphane Doncieux

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LENGTH OF BEAMLINES AND WIDTH OF THE LS-37  

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LENGTH OF BEAMLINES AND WIDTH OF THE LENGTH OF BEAMLINES AND WIDTH OF THE LS-37 November 10, 1985 G. K. Shenoy G. S. Knapp EXPERIMENTAL HALL AT A 6-GeV SYNCHROTRON FACILITY The width of the experimental hall at a 6-GeV facility is closely related to the length of the beamlines. This note addresses this aspect in some de tail. In general, no two beamlines will have identical lengths or the placement of various optical elements. Hence fixing the beamline lengths prior to their assignment to specific experiments is difficult. In spite of this fact, a few general conclusions are made. 1. At least 25m of all the beamlines will be behind the shielding wall. Within this length many beamline components can be accommodated as shown in Fig. 1. 2. For most beamlines on bending magnets (BM), the first optical element will

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Coherent bremsstrahlung and GDR width from 252Cf cold fission  

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The energy spectrum of the high energy gamma-rays in coincidence with the prompt gamma rays has been measured for the spontaneous fission of 252Cf. The nucleus-nucleus coherent bremsstrahlung of the accelerating fission fragments is observed and the result has been substantiated with a theoretical calculation based on the coulomb acceleration model. The width of the giant dipole resonance (GDR) decay from the excited fission fragments has been extracted for the first time and compared with the thermal shape fluctuation model (TSFM) in the liquid drop formalism. The extracted GDR width is significantly smaller than the predictions of TSFM.

Deepak Pandit; S. Mukhopadhyay; Srijit Bhattacharya; Surajit Pal; A. De; S. R. Banerjee

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online  

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Influence of spectral width on power fluctuations of injection lasers  

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An experimental investigation was made of the noise of AlGaAs injection lasers in the 10--100 MHz frequency range. It was found that under steady-state conditions the fluctuation level is governed by the width of the laser emission spectrum.

Bessonov, Y.L.; Kurlenkov, S.S.; Morozov, V.N.; Sapozhnikov, S.M.; Thai, C.t.; Shidlovskii, V.P.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation cell widths in hydrogen-air-diluent mixtures  

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In this paper I report on the influence of steam and carbon dioxide on the detonability of hydrogen-air mixtures. Data were obtained on the detonation cell width in a heated detonation tube that is 0.43 m in diameter and 13.1 m long. The detonation cell widths were correlated using a characteristic length calculated from a chemical kinetic model. The addition of either diluent to a hydrogen-air mixture increased the cell width for all equivalence ratios. For equal diluent concentrations, however, carbon dioxide not only yielded larger increases in the cell width than steam, but its efficacy relative to steam was predicted to increase with increasing concentration. The range of detonable hydrogen concentrations in a hydrogen-air mixture initially at 1 atm pressure was found to be between 11.6 percent and 74.9 percent for mixtures at 20{degree}C and 9.4 percent and 76.9 percent for mixtures at 100{degree}C. The detonation limit was between 38.8 percent and 40.5 percent steam for a stoichiometric hydrogen-air-steam mixture initially at 100{degree}C and 1 atm. 10 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

Stamps, D.W.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved determination of the width of the top quark  

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We present an improved determination of the total width of the top quark, {Gamma}{sub t}, using 5.4 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected by the D0 Collaboration at the Tevatron p{bar p} Collider. The total width {Gamma}{sub t} is extracted from the partial decay width {Gamma}(t {yields} Wb) and the branching fraction {Beta}(t {yields} Wb). {Gamma}(t {yields} Wb) is obtained from the t-channel single top-quark production cross section and {Beta}(t {yields} Wb) is measured in t{bar t} events. For a top mass of 172.5 GeV, the resulting width is {Gamma}{sub t} = 2.00{sub -0.43}{sup +0.47} GeV. This translates to a top-quark lifetime of {tau}{sub t} = (3.29{sub -0.63}{sup +0.90}) x 10{sup -25} s. We also extract an improved direct limit on the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa quark-mixing matrix element 0.81 < |V{sub tb}| {le} 1 at 95% C.L. and a limit of |V{sub tb}| < 0.59 for a high-mass fourth-generation bottom quark assuming unitarity of the fourth-generation quark-mixing matrix.

Abazov V. M.; Abbott B.; Acharya B. S.; Adams M.; Adams T.; Alexeev G. D.; Alkhazov G.; Alton A.; Alverson G.; Aoki M.; Askew A.; Asman B.; Atkins S.; Atramentov O.; Augsten K.; Avila C.; BackusMayes J.; Badaud F.; Bagby L.; Baldin B.; Bandurin D. V.; Banerjee S.; Barberis E.; Baringer P.; Barreto J.; Bartlett J. F.; Bassler U.; Bazterra V.; Bean A.; Begalli M.; Belanger-Champagne C.; Bellantoni L.; Beri S. B.; Bernardi G.; Bernhard R.; Bertram I.; Besancon M.; Beuselinck R.; Bezzubov V. A.; Bhat P. C.; Bhatia S.; Bhatnagar V.; Blazey G.; Blessing S.; Bloom K.; Boehnlein A.; Boline D.; Boos E. E.; Borissov G.; Bose T.; Brandt A.; Brandt O.; Brock R.; Brooijmans G.; Bross A.; Brown D.; Brown J.; Bu X. B.; Buehler M.; Buescher V.; Bunichev V.; Burdin S.; Burnett T. H.; Buszello C. P.; Calpas B.; Camacho-Perez E.; Carrasco-Lizarraga M. A.; Casey C. K.; Castilla-Valdez H.; Chakrabarti S.; Chakraborty D.; Chan M.; Chandra A.; Chapon E.; Chen G.; Chevalier-Thery S.; Cho D. K.; Cho S. W.; Choi S.; Choudhary B.; Cihangir S.; Claes D.; Clutter J.; Cooke M.; Cooper W. E.; Corcoran M.; Couderc F.; Cousinou M. -C.; Croc A.; Cutts D.; Das A.; Davies G.; de Jong S. J.; De La Cruz-Burelo E.; Deliot F.; Demina R.; Denisov D.; Denisov S. P.; Desai S.; Deterre C.; DeVaughan K.; Diehl H. T.; Diesburg M.; Ding P. F.; Dominguez A.; Dorland T.; Dubey A.; Dudko L. V.; Duggan D.; Duperrin A.; Dutt S.; Dyshkant A.; Eads M.; Edmunds D.; Ellison J.; Elvira V. D.; Enari Y.; Evans H.; Evdokimov A.; Evdokimov V. N.; Facini G.; Ferbel T.; Fiedler F.; Filthaut F.; Fisher W.; Fisk H. E.; Fortner M.; Fox H.; Fuess S.; Garcia-Bellido A.; Garcia-Guerra G. A.; Gavrilov V.; Gay P.; Geng W.; Gerbaudo D.; Gerber C. E.; Gershtein Y.; Ginther G.; Golovanov G.; Goussiou A.; Graf C. P.; Grannis P. D.; Greder S.; Greenlee H.; Greenwood Z. D.; Gregores E. M.; Grenier G.; Gris Ph.; Grivaz J. -F.; Grohsjean A.; Gruenendahl S.; Gruenewald M. W.; Guillemin T.; Gutierrez G.; Gutierrez P.; Haas A.; Hagopian S.; Haley J.; Han L.; Harder K.; Harel A.; Hauptman J. M.; Hays J.; Head T.; Hebbeker T.; Hedin D.; Hegab H.; Heinson A. P.; Heintz U.; Hensel C.; La Cruz I. Heredia-De; Herner K.; Hesketh G.; Hildreth M. D.; Hirosky R.; Hoang T.; Hobbs J. D.; Hoeneisen B.; Hohlfeld M.; Hubacek Z.; Hynek V.; Iashvili I.; Ilchenko Y.; Illingworth R.; Ito A. S.; Jabeen S.; Jaffre M.; Jamin D.; Jayasinghe A.; Jesik R.; Johns K.; Johnson M.; Jonckheere A.; Jonsson P.; Joshi J.; Jung A. W.; Juste A.; Kaadze K.; Kajfasz E.; Karmanov D.; Kasper P. A.; Katsanos I.; Kehoe R.; Kermiche S.; Khalatyan N.; Khanov A.; Kharchilava A.; Kharzheev Y. N.; Kohli J. M.; Kozelov A. V.; Kraus J.; Kulikov S.; Kumar A.; Kupco A.; Kurca T.; Kuzmin V. A.; Lammers S.; Landsberg G.; Lebrun P.; Lee H. S.; Lee S. W.; Lee W. M.; Lellouch J.; Li H.; Li L.; Li Q. Z.; Lietti S. M.; Lim J. K.; Lincoln D.; Linnemann J.; Lipaev V. V.; Lipton R.; Liu Y.; Lobodenko A.; Lokajicek M.; de Sa R. Lopes; Lubatti H. J.; Luna-Garcia R.; Lyon A. L.; Maciel A. K. A.; Mackin D.; Madar R.; Magana-Villalba R.; Malik S.; Malyshev V. L.; Maravin Y.; Martinez-Ortega J.; McCarthy R.; McGivern C. L.; Meijer M. M.; Melnitchouk A.; Menezes D.; Mercadante P. G.; Merkin M.; et al.

2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Sampling spectral-line intensity and width meter  

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This paper presents a method and apparatus for measuring the spectral line widths of hollow cathode lamps operating in the pulse mode. For simplicity, the increment in spectral line width with transition from stationary to pulse conditions is measured. The minimum and maximum light-pulse durations are 10 usec and 1 usec. A block diagram of the apparatus is shown. Recordings of the resonance lines of Yb and Ge of LT-2 lamps for current pulses of 100 mA with an off-duty factor of 5 for 400 usec are shown. The standard line widths corresponded to 20 mA for Yb and 30 mA for Ge. In the first and second cases, the line widths were changed by factors of 1.14 and 1.6 during the current pulse. It is not advisable to use a current-pulse duration of more than 100 usec for the indicated amplitude and off-duty factor.

Kureichik, K.P.; Khomyak, A.S.; Kozlovskii, N.V.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Improved determination of the width of the top quark  

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We present an improved determination of the total width of the top quark, {Lambda}{sub t}, using 5.4 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected by the D0 Collaboration at the Tevatron p{bar p} Collider. The total width {Lambda}{sub t} is extracted from the partial decay width {Lambda}(t {yields} Wb) and the branching fraction {Beta}(t {yields} Wb). {Lambda}(t {yields} Wb) is obtained from the t-channel single top quark production cross section and {Beta}(t {yields} Wb) is measured in t{bar t} events. For a top mass of 172.5 GeV, the resulting width is {Lambda}{sub t} = 2.00{sub -0.43}{sup +0.47} GeV. This translates to a top-quark lifetime of {tau}{sub t} = (3.29{sub -0.63}{sup +0.90}) x 10{sup -25} s. We also extract an improved direct limit on the CKM matrix element 0.81 < |V{sub tb}| {le} 1 at 95% C.L. and a limit of |V{sub tb'}| < 0.59 for a high mass fourth generation bottom quark assuming unitarity of the fourth generation quark mixing matrix.

Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, Braden Keim; /Oklahoma U.; Acharya, Bannanje Sripath; /Tata Inst.; Adams, Mark Raymond; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, Todd; /Florida State U.; Alexeev, Guennadi D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, Georgiy D.; /St. Petersburg, INP; Alton, Andrew K.; /Michigan U. /Augustana Coll., Sioux Falls; Alverson, George O.; /Northeastern U.; Aoki, Masato; /Fermilab; Askew, Andrew Warren; /Florida State U. /Stockholm U.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Band Gap Optimization of Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals Using ...  

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Jul 10, 2009 ... Due to the lack of fundamental length scale in Maxwell's equations, it can be shown that the magnitude of the ...... quantum chemistry. In Proceedings of the ... Handbook of semidefinite programming: theory, algorithms, and ...

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Determination of the width of the top quark  

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We extract the total width of the top quark, Gamma_t, from the partial decay width Gamma(t -> W b) measured using the t-channel cross section for single top quark production and from the branching fraction B(t -> W b) measured in ttbar events using up to 2.3 fb^-1 of integrated luminosity collected by the D0 Collaboration at the Tevatron ppbar Collider. The result is Gamma_t = 1.99 +0.69 -0.55 GeV, which translates to a top-quark lifetime of tau_t = (3.3 +1.3 -0.9) x 10^-25 s. Assuming a high mass fourth generation b' quark and unitarity of the four-generation quark-mixing matrix, we set the first upper limit on |Vtb'| < 0.63 at 95% C.L.

V. M. Abazov; B. Abbott; M. Abolins; B. S. Acharya; M. Adams; T. Adams; G. D. Alexeev; G. Alkhazov; A. Altona; G. Alverson; G. A. Alves; L. S. Ancu; M. Aoki; Y. Arnoud; M. Arov; A. Askew; B. \\degAsman; O. Atramentov; C. Avila; J. BackusMayes; F. Badaud; L. Bagby; B. Baldin; D. V. Bandurin; S. Banerjee; E. Barberis; P. Baringer; J. Barreto; J. F. Bartlett; U. Bassler; V. Bazterra; S. Beale; A. Bean; M. Begalli; M. Begel; C. Belanger-Champagne; L. Bellantoni; S. B. Beri; G. Bernardi; R. Bernhard; I. Bertram; M. Besan?con; R. Beuselinck; V. A. Bezzubov; P. C. Bhat; V. Bhatnagar; G. Blazey; S. Blessing; K. Bloom; A. Boehnlein; D. Boline; T. A. Bolton; E. E. Boos; G. Borissov; T. Bose; A. Brandt; O. Brandt; R. Brock; G. Brooijmans; A. Bross; D. Brown; J. Brown; X. B. Bu; D. Buchholz; M. Buehler; V. Buescher; V. Bunichev; S. Burdinb; T. H. Burnett; C. P. Buszello; B. Calpas; E. Camacho-P?erez; M. A. Carrasco-Lizarraga; B. C. K. Casey; H. Castilla-Valdez; S. Chakrabarti; D. Chakraborty; K. M. Chan; A. Chandra; G. Chen; S. Chevalier-Th?ery; D. K. Cho; S. W. Cho; S. Choi; B. Choudhary; T. Christoudias; S. Cihangir; D. Claes; J. Clutter; M. Cooke; W. E. Cooper; M. Corcoran; F. Couderc; M. -C. Cousinou; A. Croc; D. Cutts; M. ?Cwiok; A. Das; G. Davies; K. De; S. J. de Jong; E. De La Cruz-Burelo; F. D?eliot; M. Demarteau; 47 R. Demina; D. Denisov; S. P. Denisov; S. Desai; K. DeVaughan; H. T. Diehl; M. Diesburg; A. Dominguez; T. Dorland; A. Dubey; L. V. Dudko; D. Duggan; A. Duperrin; S. Dutt; A. Dyshkant; M. Eads; D. Edmunds; J. Ellison; V. D. Elvira; Y. Enari; S. Eno; H. Evans; A. Evdokimov; V. N. Evdokimov; G. Facini; T. Ferbel; F. Fiedler; F. Filthaut; W. Fisher; H. E. Fisk; M. Fortner; H. Fox; S. Fuess; T. Gadfort; A. Garcia-Bellido; V. Gavrilov; P. Gay; W. Geist; W. Geng; D. Gerbaudo; C. E. Gerber; Y. Gershtein; G. Ginther; G. Golovanov; A. Goussiou; P. D. Grannis; S. Greder; H. Greenlee; Z. D. Greenwood; E. M. Gregores; G. Grenier; Ph. Gris; J. -F. Grivaz; A. Grohsjean; S. Gr?unendahl; M. W. Gr?unewald; F. Guo; J. Guo; G. Gutierrez; P. Gutierrez; A. Haasc; S. Hagopian; J. Haley; L. Han; K. Harder; A. Harel; J. M. Hauptman; J. Hays; T. Head; T. Hebbeker; D. Hedin; H. Hegab; A. P. Heinson; U. Heintz; C. Hensel; I. Heredia-De La Cruz; K. Herner; G. Hesketh; M. D. Hildreth; R. Hirosky; T. Hoang; J. D. Hobbs; B. Hoeneisen; M. Hohlfeld; S. Hossain; Z. Hubacek; N. Huske; V. Hynek; I. Iashvili; R. Illingworth; A. S. Ito; S. Jabeen; M. Jaffr?e; S. Jain; D. Jamin; R. Jesik; K. Johns; M. Johnson; D. Johnston; A. Jonckheere; P. Jonsson; J. Joshi; A. Justed; K. Kaadze; E. Kajfasz; D. Karmanov; P. A. Kasper; I. Katsanos; R. Kehoe; S. Kermiche; N. Khalatyan; A. Khanov; A. Kharchilava; Y. N. Kharzheev; D. Khatidze; M. H. Kirby; J. M. Kohli; A. V. Kozelov; J. Kraus; A. Kumar; A. Kupco; T. Kur?ca; V. A. Kuzmin; J. Kvita; S. Lammers; G. Landsberg; P. Lebrun; H. S. Lee; S. W. Lee; W. M. Lee; J. Lellouch; L. Li; Q. Z. Li; S. M. Lietti; J. K. Lim; D. Lincoln; J. Linnemann; V. V. Lipaev; R. Lipton; Y. Liu; Z. Liu; A. Lobodenko; M. Lokajicek; P. Love; H. J. Lubatti; R. Luna-Garciae; A. L. Lyon; A. K. A. Maciel; D. Mackin; R. Madar; R. Maga?na-Villalba; S. Malik; V. L. Malyshev; Y. Maravin; J. Mart?\\inez-Ortega; R. McCarthy; C. L. McGivern; M. M. Meijer; A. Melnitchouk; D. Menezes; P. G. Mercadante; M. Merkin; A. Meyer; J. Meyer; N. K. Mondal; G. S. Muanza; M. Mulhearn; E. Nagy; M. Naimuddin; M. Narain; R. Nayyar; H. A. Neal; J. P. Negret; P. Neustroev; S. F. Novaes; T. Nunnemann; G. Obrant; J. Orduna; N. Osman; J. Osta; G. J. Otero y Garz?on; 1 M. Owen; M. Padilla; M. Pangilinan; N. Parashar; V. Parihar; S. K. Park; J. Parsons; R. Partridgec; N. Parua; A. Patwa; B. Penning; M. Perfilov; K. Peters; Y. Peters; G. Petrillo; P. P?etroff; R. Piegaia; J. Piper; M. -A. Pleier; P. L. M. Podesta-Lermaf; V. M. Podstavkov; M. -E. Pol; P. Polozov; A. V. Popov; M. Prewitt; D. Price; S. Protopopescu; J. Qian; A. Quadt; B. Quinn; M. S. Rangel; K. Ranjan; P. N. Ratoff; I. Razumov; P. Renkel; P. Rich; M. Rijssenbeek; I. Ripp-Baudot; F. Rizatdinova; M. Rominsky; C. Royon; P. Rubinov; R. Ruchti; G. Safronov; G. Sajot; A. S?anchez-Hern?andez; M. P. Sanders; B. Sanghi; A. S. Santos; G. Savage; L. Sawyer; T. Scanlon; R. D. Schamberger; Y. Scheglov; H. Schellman; T. Schliephake; S. Schlobohm; C. Schwanenberger; R. Schwienhorst; J. Sekaric; H. Severini; E. Shabalina; V. Shary; A. A. Shchukin; R. K. Shivpuri; V. Simak; V. Sirotenko; P. Skubic; P. Slattery; D. Smirnov; K. J. Smith; G. R. Snow; J. Snow; S. Snyder; S. S?oldner-Rembold; L. Sonnenschein; A. Sopczak; M. Sosebee; K. Soustruznik; B. Spurlock; J. Stark; V. Stolin; D. A. Stoyanova; E. Strauss; M. Strauss; D. Strom; L. Stutte; P. Svoisky; M. Takahashi; A. Tanasijczuk; W. Taylor; M. Titov; V. V. Tokmenin; D. Tsybychev; B. Tuchming; C. Tully; P. M. Tuts; L. Uvarov

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Bridging Gaps | Department of Energy  

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Bridging Gaps Bridging Gaps Bridging Gaps Analysis to identify issues, best practices, and recommendations Implementation of modernization, infrastructure planning, and sustainability efforts Evaluation of planning practices to develop an adaptable method that considers revitalization and reuse Analysis of issues with transfers at less than fair market value and recommendations for improvement Evaluation of the Ten-Year (25-year) Site Plans for revitalization and strategic planning interests Tools to be incorporated into programmatic business models and processes Best-practices guide for energy projects Guidance and recommendations to improve the 10 CFR 770 process and less-than-fair-market-value transfers Tools/checklist to evaluate assets for reuse as part of planning

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A New Measurement of the $?^0$ Radiative Decay Width  

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High precision measurements of the differential cross sections for $\\pi^0$ photoproduction at forward angles for two nuclei, $^{12}$C and $^{208}$Pb, have been performed for incident photon energies of 4.9 - 5.5 GeV to extract the ${\\pi^0 \\to \\gamma\\gamma}$ decay width. The experiment was done at Jefferson Lab using the Hall B photon tagger and a high-resolution multichannel calorimeter. The ${\\pi^0 \\to \\gamma\\gamma}$ decay width was extracted by fitting the measured cross sections using recently updated theoretical models for the process. The resulting value for the decay width is $\\Gamma{(\\pi^0 \\to \\gamma\\gamma)} = 7.82 \\pm 0.14 ~({\\rm stat.}) \\pm 0.17 ~({\\rm syst.}) ~{\\rm eV}$. With the 2.8% total uncertainty, this result is a factor of 2.5 more precise than the current PDG average of this fundamental quantity and it is consistent with current theoretical predictions.

I. Larin; D. McNulty; E. Clinton; P. Ambrozewicz; D. Lawrence; I. Nakagawa; Y. Prok; A. Teymurazyan; A. Ahmidouch; A. Asratyan; K. Baker; L. Benton; A. M. Bernstein; V. Burkert; P. Cole; P. Collins; D. Dale; S. Danagoulian; G. Davidenko; R. Demirchyan; A. Deur; A. Dolgolenko; G. Dzyubenko; R. Ent; A. Evdokimov; J. Feng; M. Gabrielyan; L. Gan; A. Gasparian; S. Gevorkyan; A. Glamazdin; V. Goryachev; V. Gyurjyan; K. Hardy; J. He; M. Ito; L. Jiang; D. Kashy; M. Khandaker; P. Kingsberry; A. Kolarkar; M. Konchatnyi; A. Korchin; W. Korsch; S. Kowalski; M. Kubantsev; V. Kubarovsky; X. Li; P. Martel; V. Matveev; B. Mecking; B. Milbrath; R. Minehart; R. Miskimen; V. Mochalov; S. Mtingwa; S. Overby; E. Pasyuk; M. Payen; R. Pedroni; B. Ritchie; T. E. Rodrigues; C. Salgado; A. Shahinyan; A. Sitnikov; D. Sober; S. Stepanyan; W. Stephens; J. Underwood; A. Vasiliev; V. Vishnyakov; M. Wood; S. Zhou

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of an electron in an rf gap  

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The purpose of this calculation is to understand the limitation on the energy transfer efficiency of an electron beam to the rf output cavity of a klystron or a lasertron. An output cavity with drift tubes is modeled in this calculation by a region of constant amplitude rf field with exponentially decreasing entrance and exit fringing fields. The exit velocity of an electron traversing such a gap is examined as a function of entrance phase for various values of the ratio of the peak rf cavity voltage to electron entrance voltage. Depending on this ratio, the dynamics of the electron motion can become quite complex. For a gap with fringe fields it is found that, even if the gap voltage and phase are optimized, the maximum energy that can be extracted from a short bunch is always significantly less than 100%. The case in which the electron is created with zero velocity in the gap, and subsequently leaves the gap having extracted energy from the rf field, is also treated. 4 refs., 10 figs.

Farkas, Z.D.; Wilson, P.B.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gap-Leaping Vortical Currents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A one-parameter family of exact solutions describing the bifurcation of a steady two-dimensional current with uniform vorticity near a gap in a thin barrier is found. The unsteady evolution of source-driven flows toward these steady states is ...

N. Robb McDonald; E. R. Johnson

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple input electrode gap controller  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for controlling vacuum arc remelting (VAR) furnaces by estimation of electrode gap based on a plurality of secondary estimates derived from furnace outputs. The estimation is preferably performed by Kalman filter. Adaptive gain techniques may be employed, as well as detection of process anomalies such as glows. 17 figs.

Hysinger, C.L.; Beaman, J.J.; Melgaard, D.K.; Williamson, R.L.

1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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How to Measure the Spreading Width of Superdeformed Nuclei  

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A new expression for the branching ratio for the decay via the E1 process in the normal-deformed band of superdeformed nuclei is given within a simple two-level model. Using this expression, the spreading or tunneling width {gamma}{down_arrow} for superdeformed decay can be expressed entirely in terms of experimentally known quantities. We show how to determine the tunneling matrix element V from the measured value of {gamma}{down_arrow} and a statistical model of the energy levels.

Cardamone, D.M.; Stafford, C.A.; Barrett, B.R. [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2004-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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QSO Narrow [OIII] Line Width and Host Galaxy Luminosity  

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Galaxy bulge luminosity L, black hole mass (Mbh), and stellar velocity dispersion (sigma_*) increase together in a way suggesting a close evolutionary relationship. Measurements of the Mbh-sigma_* relationship as a function of cosmic time may shed light on the origin of this relationship. Direct measurements of sigma_* at high redshift are difficult, and the width of the narrow emission lines of AGN has been proposed as a surrogate. We investigate the utility of using sigma_[OIII] for sigma_* by examining host galaxy magnitudes and [OIII] line widths for low redshift QSOs. For radio-quiet QSOs, sigma_[OIII] is consistent in the mean with the value of sigma_* predicted by the Faber-Jackson relation. For our limited range of host luminosity, scatter obscures the expected increase of sigma_[OIII] with host luminosity. However, for a sample of AGN covering a wide range of measured or inferred sigma_*, there is a clear increase of sigma_[OIII] with sigma_*. Radio-loud QSOs on average have sigma_* smaller by ~0.1 dex than radio-quiet QSOs of similar host luminsotiy, at least for luminosities typical of PG QSOs. Star formation rates in our low redshift QSOs are smaller than required to maintain the typical observed ratio of bulge mass to black hole mass.

E. W. Bonning; G. A. Shields; S. Salviander; R. J. McLure

2005-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the width of the top quark  

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We extract the total width of the top quark, {Lambda}{sub t}, from the partial decay width {Lambda}(t {yields} Wb) measured using the t-channel cross section for single top quark production and from the branching fraction B(t {yields} Wb) measured in t{bar t} events using up to 2.3 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected by the D0 Collaboration at the Tevatron p{bar p} Collider. The result is {Lambda}{sub t} = 1.99{sub -0.55}{sup +0.69} GeV, which translates to a top-quark lifetime of {tau}{sub t} = (3.3{sub -0.9}{sup +1.3}) x 10{sup -25} s. Assuming a high mass fourth generation b{prime} quark and unitarity of the four-generation quark-mixing matrix, we set the first upper limit on |V{sub tb{prime}}| < 0.63 at 95% C.L.

Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, Braden Keim; /Oklahoma U.; Abolins, Maris A.; /Michigan State U.; Acharya, Bannanje Sripath; /Tata Inst.; Adams, Mark Raymond; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, Todd; /Florida State U.; Alexeev, Guennadi D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, Georgiy D.; /St. Petersburg, INP; Alton, Andrew K.; /Michigan U. /Augustana Coll., Sioux Falls; Alverson, George O.; /Northeastern U.; Alves, Gilvan Augusto; /Rio de Janeiro, CBPF /Nijmegen U.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sootblowing optimization for improved boiler performance  

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A sootblowing control system that uses predictive models to bridge the gap between sootblower operation and boiler performance goals. The system uses predictive modeling and heuristics (rules) associated with different zones in a boiler to determine an optimal sequence of sootblower operations and achieve boiler performance targets. The system performs the sootblower optimization while observing any operational constraints placed on the sootblowers.

James, John Robert; McDermott, John; Piche, Stephen; Pickard, Fred; Parikh, Neel J

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sootblowing optimization for improved boiler performance  

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A sootblowing control system that uses predictive models to bridge the gap between sootblower operation and boiler performance goals. The system uses predictive modeling and heuristics (rules) associated with different zones in a boiler to determine an optimal sequence of sootblower operations and achieve boiler performance targets. The system performs the sootblower optimization while observing any operational constraints placed on the sootblowers.

James, John Robert; McDermott, John; Piche, Stephen; Pickard, Fred; Parikh, Neel J.

2012-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ENERGY GAP IN NUCLEAR MATTER  

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W-7405-eng-48 THE ENERGY GAP IN NUCLEAR MATTER V. J. Emery31, 1960 .po THE ENERGY GAP IN NUCLEAR HNrTEh V. J. ? :merysingle-particle energy in nuclear matter. The internucleon

Emery, V.J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring the Width of Hydraulic Fractures With Ultrasonic Measurements  

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Introduction During hydraulic fracturing experiments in the laboratory the opening of hydraulic fractures is monitored with ultrasonic transducers. The experiment closely resembles seismic monitoring surveys in the field [MEADOWS AND WIN- TERSTEIN 1994, WILLS ET AL. 1992]. The extraction of information out of these experiments is critically dependent on the understanding of the elastodynamic behaviour of the thin fluid filled fractures. The laboratory experiments provide useful information on what determines the seismic visibility of these fractures, both for compressional and shear waves. The role of the fracture thickness or width on the elastodynamic response and a new method for monitoring fracture opening is investigated. Most theoretical approaches postulate the use of the classical boundary conditions. The void boundary condition assumes a stress free surface. The "fluid-filled" fracture boundary condition

J. Groenenboom; A.J.W. Duijndam; J.T. Fokkema

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spark gap with low breakdown voltage jitter  

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Novel spark gap devices and electrodes are disclosed. The novel spark gap devices and electrodes are suitable for use in a variety of spark gap device applications. The shape of the electrodes gives rise to local field enhancements and reduces breakdown voltage jitter. Breakdown voltage jitter of approximately 5% has been measured in spark gaps according the invention. Novel electrode geometries and materials are disclosed.

Rohwein, Gerald J. (Albuquerque, NM); Roose, Lars D. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Standards, EPIcode-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 | Department...  

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EPIcode-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 Technical Standards, EPIcode-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 May 3, 2004 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: EPIcode Gap Analysis, Final...

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Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width ...  

Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive United States Patent

70

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FLV** *?*. onMetaData***duration@:*?`Aë7*width@ä*height@~. videodatarate@Å_@ framerate@> videocodecid@*audiosamplerate ...

2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Relationship of Tornado Path Length and Width to Intensity  

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Reported path lengths and widths of tornadoes have been modeled using Weibull distributions for different Fujita (F) scale values. The fits are good over a wide range of lengths and widths. Path length and width tend to increase with increasing F ...

Harold E. Brooks

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hotspot Gap Analysis Final 20070323  

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HS-0003 HS-0003 Software Evaluation of Hotspot and DOE Safety Software Toolbox Recommendation U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety and Security 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585-2040 March, 2007 ii Foreword This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Safety Software Quality Assurance (SSQA) attributes of Hotspot, a health physics application, relative to the safety software requirements identified in DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance. This evaluation, a "gap analysis", is performed according to the implementation guide DOE G 414.1-4, and is a requisite for deciding whether Hotspot should be designated as a toolbox code for DOE's safety software Central Registry. Comments regarding this document should be addressed to:

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Width bifurcation and dynamical phase transitions in open quantum systems  

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The states of an open quantum system are coupled via the environment of scattering wavefunctions. The complex coupling coefficients $\\omega$ between system and environment arise from the principal value integral and the residuum. At high level density where the resonance states overlap, the dynamics of the system is determined by exceptional points. At these points, the eigenvalues of two states are equal and the corresponding eigenfunctions are linearly dependent. It is shown in the present paper that Im$(\\omega)$ and Re$(\\omega)$ influence the system properties differently in the surrounding of exceptional points. Controlling the system by a parameter, the eigenvalues avoid crossing in energy near an exceptional point under the influence of Re$(\\omega)$ in a similar manner as it is well known from discrete states. Im$(\\omega)$ however leads to width bifurcation and finally (when the system is coupled to one channel, i.e. to a common continuum of scattering wavefunctions), to a splitting of the system into two parts with different characteristic time scales. Physically, the system is stabilized by this splitting since the lifetimes of most ($N-1$) states are longer than before while that of only one state is shorter. In the cross section the short-lived state appears as a background term in high-resolution experiments. The wavefunctions of the long-lived states are mixed in those of the original ones in a comparably large parameter range. Numerical results for the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions are shown for $N=2, ~4$ and 10 states coupled mostly to 1 channel.

Hichem Eleuch; Ingrid Rotter

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional Area Qualification Standard Gap Analysis Qualification Cards |  

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Services » Assistance » Federal Technical Capability Program » Services » Assistance » Federal Technical Capability Program » Functional Area Qualification Standard Gap Analysis Qualification Cards Functional Area Qualification Standard Gap Analysis Qualification Cards Note: 1. Save the document from the website onto your PC and close it. 2. Open the document on your PC. Answer "No" to the question regarding whether to open the documents as read only. Chemical Processing Gap Construction Management Gap Criticality Safety Gap Emergency Management Gap Environmental Restoration Gap Facility Representative Gap Fire Protection Engineering Gap General Technical Base Gap Industrial Hygiene Gap Mechanical Systems Gap Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Gap Nuclear Safety Specialist Gap Occupational Safety Gap Quality Assurance Gap

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Method for selecting minimum width of leaf in multileaf adjustable collimator while inhibiting passage of particle beams of radiation through sawtooth joints between collimator leaves  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is disclosed for selecting the minimum width of individual leaves of a multileaf adjustable collimator having sawtooth top and bottom surfaces between adjacent leaves of a first stack of leaves and sawtooth end edges which are capable of intermeshing with the corresponding sawtooth end edges of leaves in a second stack of leaves of the collimator. The minimum width of individual leaves in the collimator, each having a sawtooth configuration in the surface facing another leaf in the same stack and a sawtooth end edge, is selected to comprise the sum of the penetration depth or range of the particular type of radiation comprising the beam in the particular material used for forming the leaf; plus the total path length across all the air gaps in the area of the joint at the edges between two leaves defined between lines drawn across the peaks of adjacent sawtooth edges; plus at least one half of the length or period of a single sawtooth. To accomplish this, in accordance with the method of the invention, the penetration depth of the particular type of radiation in the particular material to be used for the collimator leaf is first measured. Then the distance or gap between adjoining or abutting leaves is selected, and the ratio of this distance to the height of the sawteeth is selected. Finally the number of air gaps through which the radiation will pass between sawteeth is determined by selecting the number of sawteeth to be formed in the joint. The measurement and/or selection of these parameters will permit one to determine the minimum width of the leaf which is required to prevent passage of the beam through the sawtooth joint.

Ludewigt, Bernhard (Berkeley, CA); Bercovitz, John (Hayward, CA); Nyman, Mark (Berkeley, CA); Chu, William (Lafayette, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gap between active and passive solar heating  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The gap between active and passive solar could hardly be wider. The reasons for this are discussed and advantages to narrowing the gap are analyzed. Ten years of experience in both active and passive systems are reviewed, including costs, frequent problems, performance prediction, performance modeling, monitoring, and cooling concerns. Trends are analyzed, both for solar space heating and for service water heating. A tendency for the active and passive technologies to be converging is observed. Several recommendations for narrowing the gap are presented.

Balcomb, J.D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine blade platform film cooling with simulated stator-rotor purge flow with varied seal width and upstream wake with vortex  

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The turbine blade platform can be protected from hot mainstream gases by injecting cooler air through the gap between stator and rotor. The effectiveness of this film cooling method depends on the geometry of the slot, the quantity of injected air, and the secondary flows near the platform. The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of the upstream vane or stator on this type of platform cooling, as well as the effect of changes in the width of the gap. Film cooling effectiveness distributions were obtained on a turbine blade platform within a linear cascade with upstream slot injection. The width of the slot was varied as well as the mass flow rate of the injected coolant. Obstacles were placed upstream to model the effect of the upstream vane. The coolant was injected through an advanced labyrinth seal to simulate purge flow through a stator-rotor seal. The width of the opening of this seal was varied to simulate the effect of misalignment. Stationary rods were placed upstream of the cascade in four phase locations to model the unsteady wake formed at the trailing edge of the upstream vane. Delta wings were also placed in four positions to create a vortex similar to the passage vortex at the exit of the vane. The film cooling effectiveness distributions were measured using pressure-sensitive paint (PSP). Reducing the width of the slot was found to decrease the area of coolant coverage, although the film cooling effectiveness close to the slot was slightly increased. The unsteady wake was found to have a trivial effect on platform cooling, while the passage vortex from the upstream vane may significantly reduce the film cooling effectiveness.

Blake, Sarah Anne

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

THE ENERGY GAP IN NUCLEAR MATTER  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

energy gap for nuclear matter with a vieVi to gaining some ins ight into the possible results of extending the theory

Emery, V.J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FAQS Gap Analysis Qualification Card- Chemical Processing  

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

Functional Area Qualification Standard Gap Analysis Qualification Cards outline the differences between the last and latest version of the FAQ Standard.

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FAQS Gap Analysis Qualification Card – Mechanical Systems  

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

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FAQS Gap Analysis Qualification Card – Technical Training  

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

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82

NEN Division Funding Gap Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The work in NEN Division revolves around proliferation detection. The sponsor funding model seems to have shifted over the last decades. For the past three lustra, sponsors are mainly interested in funding ideas and detection systems that are already at a technical readiness level 6 (TRL 6 -- one step below an industrial prototype) or higher. Once this level is reached, the sponsoring agency is willing to fund the commercialization, implementation, and training for the systems (TRL 8, 9). These sponsors are looking for a fast turnaround (1-2 years) technology development efforts to implement technology. To support the critical national and international needs for nonprolifertion solutions, we have to maintain a fluent stream of subject matter expertise from the fundamental principals of radiation detection through prototype development all the way to the implementation and training of others. NEN Division has large funding gaps in the Valley of Death region. In the current competitive climate for nuclear nonproliferation projects, it is imminent to increase our lead in this field.

Esch, Ernst I. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goettee, Jeffrey D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Desimone, David J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lakis, Rollin E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miko, David K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Coordinators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

... Programming); William Hart — Sandia National Laboratory; (Combinatorial Optimization / Global Optimization / Optimization Software and Modeling Systems

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Optimization Online - Optimal Design of Electrical Machines ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 8, 2011 ... Optimal Design of Electrical Machines: Mathematical Programming ... Science and Engineering (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization ).

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Nano-line width control and standards using Lateral Pattern Definition technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lateral Pattern Definition technique was adopted for manufacturing nano-size width standards. Narrow oxide fences, 40nm to 100nm wide were manufactured using very simple technological instrumentation. Poly-Si and mono-Si step technology versions were ... Keywords: Lateral Pattern Definition, Nanometrology, Width standards

Micha? Zaborowski; Dariusz Szmigiel; Teodor Gotszalk; Katerina Ivanova; Yanko Sarov; Tzvetan Ivanov; Burkhard E. Volland; Ivo W. Rangelow; Piotr Grabiec

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-frequency pulse width modulation implementation using FPGA and CPLD ICs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pulse width modulation (PWM) has been widely used in power converter control. Most high power level converters operate at switching frequencies up to 500 kHz, while operating frequencies in excess of 1 MHz at high power levels can be achieved using the ... Keywords: CPLD, counter, field programmable gate array, power converters, pulse width modulation

Eftichios Koutroulis; Apostolos Dollas; Kostas Kalaitzakis

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling gap acceptance at freeway merges  

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This thesis develops a merging model that captures the gap acceptance behavior of drivers that merge from a ramp into a congested freeway. Merging can be classified into three types: normal, forced and cooperative lane ...

Lee, Gunwoo

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Columbia River Component Data Gap Analysis  

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This Data Gap Analysis report documents the results of a study conducted by Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) to compile and reivew the currently available surface water and sediment data for the Columbia River near and downstream of the Hanford Site. This Data Gap Analysis study was conducted to review the adequacy of the existing surface water and sediment data set from the Columbia River, with specific reference to the use of the data in future site characterization and screening level risk assessments.

L. C. Hulstrom

2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The Forecast Gap: Linking Forwards and Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses a common problem in price forecasting: What to do when confronted with a persistent gap between results obtained from a structural forecast model and actual forward or spot prices? The report examines examples taken from natural gas and electric power forecasts and presents a novel approach to closing this “forecast gap.” Inspection reveals that the ratio of actual prices to forecast prices often exhibits stochastic movements that resemble those of commodity price movements. By usin...

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

90

Spark-gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved spark gap apparatus is provided for precise switching of high currents from charged capacitors, and for protecting circuitry and circuit components, such as an energy storage capacitor, from overvoltage surges. The invention includes a pair of niobium electrodes with a melting point greater than 2000/sup 0/C that forms the spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive caps spaced apart from one another by an insulating member all of which form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, preferably pure xenon. The spark gap device includes a quantity of solid radioactive stabilizer, carbon-14, placed within the hermetically sealed chamber adjacent to the spark gap. Methods for fabricating the device and its components are described. It is claimed that use of the Nb electrodes forestalls electrode erosion even under severe voltage and discharge conditions, that, by employing pure Xe gas, and solid carbon-14 radiation stabilizer, it is unnecessary to employ radioactive gases or chemically plated radioactive sources to promote ionization, and that, by selection of a suitable spark gap, a spark gap device is obtained which is capable of switching at 1700 V +- 10% for input voltage rates up to 570 V/ms and allowing peak discharge currents up to 3000 A from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1000 operations. (LCL)

Boettcher, G.E.

1982-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Tuning Band Gap Energies in Pb3(C6X6) Extended Solid-State Structures  

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A detailed plane-wave density functional theory investigation of the solid-state properties of the extended organometallic system Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}X{sub 6} for X = O, S, Se, and Te has been performed. Initial geometry parameters for the Pb-X and C-X bond distances were obtained from optimized calculations on molecular fragment models. The Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}X{sub 6} extended solid molecular structures were constructed in the space group P6/mmm on the basis of the known structure for X = S. Ground-state geometries, band gap energies, densities of states, and charge densities were calculated with the PBE-generalized gradient exchange-correlation functional and the HSE06 hybrid exchange-correlation functional. The PBE band gap energies were found to be lower than the HSE06 values by >0.7 eV. The band energies at points of high symmetry along the first Brillouin zone in the crystal were larger than the overall band gap of the system. Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}O{sub 6} was predicted to be a direct semiconductor ({Lambda} point) with a PBE band gap of 0.28 eV and an HSE06 band gap of 1.06 eV. Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}S{sub 6} and Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}Se{sub 6} were predicted to have indirect band gaps. The PBE band gap for Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}S{sub 6} was 0.98 eV, and the HSE06 band gap was 1.91 eV. The HSE06 value is in good agreement with the experimentally observed band gap of 1.7 eV. Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}Se{sub 6} has a PBE band gap of 0.56 eV and a HSE06 band gap of 1.41 eV. Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}Te{sub 6} was predicted to be metallic with both of the PBE and HSE06 functionals. A detailed analysis of the PBE band structure and partial density of states at two points before and after the metallic behavior reveals a change in orbital character indicative of band crossing in Pb{sub 3}C{sub 6}Te{sub 6}. These results show that the band gap energies can be fine-tuned by changing the substituent X atom.

Stott, Amanda C.; Vaid, Thomas P.; Bylaska, Eric J.; Dixon, David A.

2012-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

92

To Optimally Design Microstrip Nonuniform Transmission Lines as Lowpass Filters  

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A method is proposed to optimally design the Microstrip Nonuniform Transmission Line (MNTLs) as lowpass filters. Some electrical and physical restrictions are used to design MNTLs. To optimally design the MNTLs, their strip width is expanded as truncated Fourier series, firstly. Then, the optimum values of the coefficients of the series are obtained through an optimization approach. The performance of the proposed structure is studied by design and fabrication of two lowpass filters of cutoff frequency 2.0 GHz.

Khalaj-Amirhosseini, M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

A GAP package for computation with coherent configurations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a GAP package for computing with Schurian coherent configurations and their representations. Keywords: GAP, GRAPE, association scheme, centralizer ring, coherent configuration, permutation group, sage, semidefinite programming

Dmitrii V. Pasechnik; Keshav Kini

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0370: Windy Gap Firming Project, Colorado | Department of...  

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0: Windy Gap Firming Project, Colorado EIS-0370: Windy Gap Firming Project, Colorado Summary This EIS, prepared by the Department of the Interior (Bureau of Reclamation, Great...

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Interface width effect on the classical Rayleigh-Taylor instability in the weakly nonlinear regime  

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In this paper, the interface width effects (i.e., the density gradient effects or the density transition layer effects) on the Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) in the weakly nonlinear (WN) regime are investigated by numerical simulation (NS). It is found that the interface width effects dramatically influence the linear growth rate in the linear growth regime and the mode coupling process in the WN growth regime. First, the interface width effects decrease the linear growth rate of the RTI, particularly for the short perturbation wavelengths. Second, the interface width effects suppress (reduce) the third-order feedback to the fundamental mode, which induces the nonlinear saturation amplitude (NSA) to exceed the classical prediction, 0.1lambda. The wider the density transition layer is, the larger the NSA is. The NSA in our NS can reach a half of its perturbation wavelength. Finally, the interface width effects suppress the generation and the growth of the second and the third harmonics. The ability to suppress the harmonics' growth increases with the interface width but decreases with the perturbation wavelength. On the whole, in the WN regime, the interface width effects stabilize the RTI, except for an enhancement of the NSA, which is expected to improve the understanding of the formation mechanism for the astrophysical jets, and for the jetlike long spikes in the high energy density physics.

Wang, L. F. [LCP, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Ye, W. H. [LCP, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China and CAPT, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Li, Y. J. [State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Wigner Crystallization in Spin-Polarized Coupled Electron Quantum Layers: Finite Width Effects  

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We study the effect of finite width on Wigner crystallization in a spin-polarized coupled electron layers. Correlation among carriers are treated beyond the static mean-field theories by using the quantum version of Singwi, Tosi, Land and Sjoelander (qSTLS) theory over a wide range of layer parameters viz. density parameter r{sub sl} and interlayer spacing d. Interestingly we find that the inclusion of finite width of layers lowered the critical density for the onset of Wigner crystal (WC) as compared to the similar recent studies of spin-polarized coupled electron layers without finite width effects.

Nayak, Mukesh G.; Saini, L. K. [Department of Applied Physics, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat - 395 007, Gujarat (India)

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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THE DYNAMICALLY DISRUPTED GAP IN HD 142527  

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The vestiges of planet formation have been observed in debris disks harboring young and massive gaseous giants. The process of giant planet formation is terminated by the dissipation of gas in the protoplanetary disk. The gas-rich disk around HD 142527 features a small inner disk, a large gap from {approx}10 to {approx}140 AU, and a massive outer disk extending out to {approx}300 AU. The gap could have been carved out by a giant planet. We have imaged the outer regions of this gap using the adaptive optics camera NICI on Gemini South. Our images reveal that the disk is dynamically perturbed. The outer boundary of the roughly elliptical gap appears to be composed of several segments of spiral arms. The stellar position is offset by 0.''17 {+-} 0.''02 from the centroid of the cavity, consistent with earlier imaging at coarser resolutions. These transient morphological features are expected in the context of disk evolution in the presence of a perturbing body located inside the cavity. We perform hydrodynamical simulations of the dynamical clearing of a gap in a disk. A 10 M{sub jup} body in a circular orbit at r = 90 AU perturbs the whole disks, even after thousands of orbits. By then the model disk has an eccentric and irregular cavity, flanked by tightly wound spiral arms, but it is still evolving far from steady state. A particular transient configuration that is a qualitative match to HD 142527 is seen at 1.7 Myr.

Casassus, S.; Perez M, S.; Menard, F. [Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 36-D, Santiago (Chile); Jordan, A.; Cuadra, J. [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 7820436 Macul, Santiago (Chile); Schreiber, M. R. [Departamento de Fisica y Astronomia, Universidad Valparaiso, Av. Gran Bretana 111, Valparaiso (Chile); Hales, A. S. [Joint ALMA Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Vitacura 763-0355, Santiago (Chile); Ercolano, B., E-mail: scasassus@u.uchile.cl [University Observatory, Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich (Germany)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trunnion Collar Removal Machine - Gap Analysis Table  

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The purpose of this document is to review the existing the trunnion collar removal machine against the ''Nuclear Safety Design Bases for License Application'' (NSDB) [Ref. 10] requirements and to identify codes and standards and supplemental requirements to meet these requirements. If these codes and standards can not fully meet these requirements then a ''gap'' is identified. These gaps will be identified here and addressed using the ''Trunnion Collar Removal Machine Design Development Plan'' [Ref. 15]. The codes and standards, supplemental requirements, and design development requirements for the trunnion collar removal machine are provided in the gap analysis table (Appendix A, Table 1). Because the trunnion collar removal machine is credited with performing functions important to safety (ITS) in the NSDB [Ref. 10], design basis requirements are applicable to ensure equipment is available and performs required safety functions when needed. The gap analysis table is used to identify design objectives and provide a means to satisfy safety requirements. To ensure that the trunnion collar removal machine performs required safety functions and meets performance criteria, this portion of the gap analysis tables supplies codes and standards sections and the supplemental requirements and identifies design development requirements, if needed.

M. Johnson

2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging The Gap 2013 | ornl.gov  

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3 3 Mar 05 2013 03-05-2013 12:00 AM - 03-06-2013 05:00 PM Oak Ridge National Laboratory hosted the third annual Bridging the Gap on March 5-6, 2013. This event brought entrepreneurs, scientists, and technology transfer experts together to explore opportunities around the lab's most promising new technologies. Oak Ridge, TN CONTACT : Email: Cassie Lopez Phone:(865) 576-9294 Add to Calendar SHARE Bridging The Gap 2013 March 5-6, 2013 (Oak Ridge, TN) Tennessee A-B-C Conference Rooms (Building 5200) Oak Ridge National Laboratory hosted the third annual Bridging the Gap on March 5-6, 2013. This event brought entrepreneurs, scientists, and technology transfer experts together to explore opportunities around the lab's most promising new technologies. Keynote Address: Innovations at ORNL, Thom Mason

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On the Bias in Simulated ENSO SSTA Meridional Widths of CMIP3 Models  

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The fidelity of coupled climate models simulating El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) patterns has been widely examined. Nevertheless, a systematical narrow bias in the simulated meridional width of the sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) of ...

Wenjun Zhang; Fei-Fei Jin; Jing-Xia Zhao; Jianping Li

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of P-selectin pattern width on HL-60 cell rolling behavior  

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The effect of varying the width of P-selectin band patterns on the rolling behavior of HL- 60 myeloid cells along edges of the band patterns was studied. The P-selectin and polyethylene glycol (PEG) pattern was produced ...

Sung, Minhee

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Scattering of Continental Shelf Waves at a Discontinuity in Shelf Width  

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An analytical solution is presented for the scattering of a free shelf wave incident upon a discontinuity in shelf width in a barotropic ocean. The discussion of solutions relying on backscattered free-waves with large wavenumbers which may not ...

John L. Wilkin; David C. Chapman

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Significance of the Coupled Term in the Doppler Weather Radar Spectrum Width Equation  

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There is an additional zero mean random variable term that couples mean wind shear and turbulence in the Doppler radar spectrum width equation. This random variable, labeled the “coupled term,” has been neglected heretofore in the literature. ...

Ming Fang; Richard J. Doviak; Bruce A. Albrecht

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits  

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Building America Technical Update Meeting Denver, Colorado April 30, 2013 Jordan Dentz, The Levy Partnership., Inc. Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Overview * Multifamily modeling inputs (BA House Simulation Protocols) * Important multifamily measures * Other MF gaps Vital to meet 50% goals and therefore important to include in Building America's multifamily modeling capabilities Model Inputs * Heating set point * Cooling set point * Behavior assumptions 3 Heating Set Point - Central Systems * House simulation protocol assumes 71°F * Overheating is common * Approach: adjust modeled heating set point - how much? * Average heating season indoor temperature was 76°F in a sample of 18 buildings (ARIES 2013a)

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A University of Alabama Axial-Gap Electric Motor Developmenty  

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­ Develop axial gap permanent-magnet electric Axial motor ­ Develop axial gap permanent-magnet electricCAVT A University of Alabama Axial-Gap Electric Motor Developmenty Research Center OBJECTIVE motor topologies with high torque and power densities MOTIVATION ­ Axial-gap ("pancake") motors have

Carver, Jeffrey C.

106

Pathwise Optimization for Optimal Stopping Problems  

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We introduce the pathwise optimization (PO) method, a new convex optimization procedure to produce upper and lower bounds on the optimal value (the “price”) of a high-dimensional optimal stopping problem. The PO method builds on a dual characterization ... Keywords: American options, Bermudian options, dynamic programming, optimal control, optimal stopping

Vijay V. Desai; Vivek F. Farias; Ciamac C. Moallemi

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Nonlinear dynamics of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in a finite-width plasma flow  

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The nonlinear stage of Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) instability in a finite-width plane-parallel plasma flow is analyzed. The analysis is performed by means of two-dimensional numerical simulations with the use of ideal magnetohydrodynamic equations describing isothermal plasma flows propagating along the magnetic field. The influence of the magnetic field strength, the plasma temperature, and the ratio of the flow width to the width of the transition layer on the formation of vortex layers and large-scale flow perturbations is investigated. It is shown that, if the wavelength of periodic perturbations is shorter than the flow width, the symmetric and antisymmetric modes develop in a qualitatively similar manner. For waves with wavelengths longer than the flow width, the development of such modes is very different due to the mutual influence of the flow boundaries. Analysis of the development of instability at different values of the Alfven Mach number M{sub A} shows that long-lived vortices with a characteristic scale length on the order of the flow width appear in a weak magnetic field for both symmetric and antisymmetric modes; however, the vortex geometries for these modes are different. In a strong magnetic field, M{sub A} {approx} 5, the phase of vortex decay for both types of modes occurs faster than in a weak field; however, in the case of an antisymmetric mode, large-scale perturbations of the flow boundary are retained for a longer time. Analysis of the evolution of the initial disturbance produced by an ensemble of random small perturbations (noise) at different plasma temperatures shows that, for a flow width comparable with the width of the transition region, the development of KH instability is always antisymmetric in character and leads to well-developed large-scale perturbations of the flow as a whole. For a cold plasma with C{sub S} < 0.5U (where C{sub S} is the speed of sound and U is the flow velocity), in contrast to hot plasma with C{sub S} > 0.5U, the development of KH instability leads to the growth of the antisymmetric mode even if the flow width is much larger than the width of the transition region.

Shevelev, M. M.; Burinskaya, T. M., E-mail: tburinsk@iki.rssi.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Awareness Program (GAP) University Coordinator: Jane Irungu, (gap@ku.edu, 864-7265) http://www.international.ku.edu/~oip/gap/  

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evidence that they are prepared to LIVE, LEAD and WORK in a global society. GAP is offering students should register on-line at the following website: http://www.international.ku.edu/~oip/gap/ Steps

Peterson, Blake R.

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FINAL REPORT ON GDE GAP CELL  

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A project has been undertaken to develop an electrochemical cell and support equipment for evaluation of a gas diffusion electrode-based, narrow-electrolyte-gap anode for SO{sub 2} oxidation in the hydrogen production cycle of the hybrid sulfur (HyS) process. The project supported the HyS development program at the Savannah River National Lab (SRNL). The benefits of using a gas diffusion electrode in conjunction with the narrow anolyte gap are being determined through electrochemical polarization testing under a variety conditions, and by comparison to results produced by SRNL and others using anode technologies that have no anolyte gap. These test results indicate that the NGA cell has low resistance suitable for use in the HyS electrolyzer, exhibits good efficiency at high current densities compared to the direct feed HyS electrolyzer, and indicates robust performance in extended testing over 65 hours. Seepage episodes were mostly caused by port clogging, which can be mitigated in future designs through minor modifications to the hardware. Significant reductions in sulfur crossover have not yet been demonstrated in the NGA configuration compared to in-house direct feed testing, but corroborative sulfur layer analysis is as yet incomplete. Further testing in a single-pass anolyte configuration is recommended for complete evaluation of steady-state electrochemical efficiency and SO{sub 2} crossover in the narrow gap configuration.

Herman, D.; Summers, W.; Danko, E.

2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

110

Spark gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spark gap device for precise switching of an energy storage capacitor into an exploding bridge wire load is disclosed. Niobium electrodes having a melting point of 2,415 degrees centrigrade are spaced apart by an insulating cylinder to define a spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive end caps which, together with the insulating cylinder, form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, such as pure xenon. A quantity of solid radioactive carbon-14 within the chamber adjacent the spark gap serves as a radiation stabilizer. The sides of the electrodes and the inner wall of the insulating cylinder are spaced apart a sufficient distance to prevent unwanted breakdown initiation. A conductive sleeve may envelop the outside of the insulating member from the midpoint of the spark gap to the cap adjacent the cathode. The outer metallic surfaces of the device may be coated with a hydrogen-impermeable coating to lengthen the shelf life and operating life of the device. The device breaks down at about 1,700 volts for input voltage rates up to 570 volts/millisecond and allows peak discharge currents of up to 3,000 amperes from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1,000 operations.

Boettcher, Gordon E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Spark gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spark gap device for precise switching of an energy storage capacitor into an exploding bridge wire load is disclosed. Niobium electrodes having a melting point of 2,415 degrees centigrade are spaced apart by an insulating cylinder to define a spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive end caps which, together with the insulating cylinder, form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, such as pure xenon. A quantity of solid radioactive carbon-14 within the chamber adjacent the spark gap serves as a radiation stabilizer. The sides of the electrodes and the inner wall of the insulating cylinder are spaced apart a sufficient distance to prevent unwanted breakdown initiation. A conductive sleeve may envelop the outside of the insulating member from the midpoint of the spark gap to the cap adjacent the cathode. The outer metallic surfaces of the device may be coated with a hydrogen-impermeable coating to lengthen the shelf life and operating life of the device. The device breaks down at about 1,700 volts for input voltage rates up to 570 volts/millisecond and allows peak discharge currents of up to 3,000 amperes from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1,000 operations. 3 figs.

Boettcher, G.E.

1984-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

112

Solar wind suprathermal electron Stahl widths across high-speed stream structures  

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Suprathermal electrons (100-1500 eV) observed in the solar wind typically show a strahl distribution, that is, a beam directed away from the Sun along the magnetic field direction. The strahl width observed at 1 AU is highly variable, ranging from 10-70 degrees. The obsenred finite width of the strahl results from the competition between beam focusing as the interplanetary magnetic field strength drops with distance from the Sun, and pitch-angle scattering as the beam interacts with the solar wind plasma in transit from the sun. Here we examine strahl width, observed with ACE SWEPAM across high-speed stream structures to investigate variations in electron scattering as a function of local plasma characteristics. We find that narrow strahls (less than 20 degrees wide), indicating reduced scattering, are observed within high-speed streams. Narrow strahls are also observed in both very low temperature solar wind, in association with ICMEs. Case studies of high-speed streams typically show the strahl narrowing at the leading edge of the stream. In some cases, the strahl narrows at the reverse shock or pressure wave, in other cases at the stream interface. The narrowing can either occur discontinuously or gradually over a period of hours. Within the high-speed wind, the strahl remains narrow for a period of hours to days, and then gradually broadens. The strahl width is roughly constant at all energies across these structures. For some fraction of high-speed streams, counterstreaming is associated with passage of the corotating interaction region. In these cases, we find the widths of the two counterstreaming beams frequently differ by more than 40 degrees. This dramatic difference in strahl width contrasts with observations in the solar wind as a whole, in which counterstreaming strahls typically differ in width by less than 20 degrees.

Skoug, Ruth M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Steinberg, John T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goodrich, Katherine A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Anderson, Brett R [DARTMUTH UNIV.

2011-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

113

Stringent bounds on the brane width from stellar interferometry and distant gamma ray bursts: Back to the hierarchy problem?  

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A simple idea restricting the brane width due to astronomical observations is proposed. Not to contradict the observational data the brane width should be of about Planck size giving therefore strict criterion in selecting the realistic braneworld models.

Michael Maziashvili

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

114

Scaling of the giant dipole resonance widths in hot rotating nuclei from the ground state values  

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The systematics of the giant dipole resonance (GDR) widths in hot and rotating nuclei are studied in terms of temperature T, angular momentum J and mass A. The different experimental data in the temperature range of 1 - 2 MeV have been compared with the thermal shape fluctuation model (TSFM) in the liquid drop formalism using a modified approach to estimate the average values of T, J and A in the decay of the compound nucleus. The values of the ground state GDR widths have been extracted from the TSFM parametrization in the liquid drop limit for the corrected T, J and A for a given system and compared with the corresponding available systematics of the experimentally measured ground state GDR widths for a range of nuclei from A = 45 to 194. Amazingly, the nature of the theoretically extracted ground state GDR widths matches remarkably well, though 1.5 times smaller, with the experimentally measured ground state GDR widths consistently over a wide range of nuclei.

Srijit Bhattacharya; Deepak Pandit; S. Mukhopadhyay; Surajit Pal; S. R. Banerjee

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

115

Comparison of Higgs Boson Mass and Width Determination of the LHC and a Linear Collider  

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Two important properties of a Higgs boson are its mass and width. They may distinguish the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson from Higgs bosons of extended models. We show results from a direct mass and width reconstruction for a Higgs boson mass range from 120 to 340 GeV/c 2. The mass and width have been reconstructed from the H ? ZZ ? ? µ + µ ? µ + µ ? reaction in an LHC simulation of the CMS detector. The determined mass accuracy has been compared with that obtained from studies for a linear collider (LC). The mass precision from the latter studies is derived by scaling previous LC simulation results according to the expected event rates. For the Higgs boson width we compare a direct determination with indirect methods and find good complementarity. Talk at the Worldwide Workshop on Future e + e ? Collider, Chicago, November 2000, to be published in the proceedings. Comparison of Higgs Boson Mass and Width Determination of the LHC and a Linear Collider

V. Drollinger; A. Sopczak; Volker Drollinger; André Sopczak A

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Optimal Performance of Quantum Refrigerators  

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A reciprocating quantum refrigerator is studied with the purpose of determining the limitations of cooling to absolute zero. We find that if the energy spectrum of the working medium possesses an uncontrollable gap, then there is a minimum achievable temperature above zero. Such a gap, combined with a negligible amount of noise, prevents adiabatic following during the demagnetization stage which is the necessary condition for reaching $T_c \\to 0$. The refrigerator is based on an Otto cycle where the working medium is an interacting spin system with an energy gap. For this system the external control Hamiltonian does not commute with the internal interaction. As a result during the demagnetization and magnetization segments of the operating cycle the system cannot follow adiabatically the temporal change in the energy levels. We connect the nonadiabatic dynamics to quantum friction. An adiabatic measure is defined characterizing the rate of change of the Hamiltonian. Closed form solutions are found for a constant adiabatic measure for all the cycle segments. We have identified a family of quantized frictionless cycles with increasing cycle times. These cycles minimize the entropy production. Such frictionless cycles are able to cool to $T_c=0$. External noise on the controls eliminates these frictionless cycles. The influence of phase and amplitude noise on the demagnetization and magnetization segments is explicitly derived. An extensive numerical study of optimal cooling cycles was carried out which showed that at sufficiently low temperature the noise always dominates restricting the minimum temperature.

Tova Feldmann; Ronnie Kosloff

2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

117

Forestry and Poverty Data in Vietnam: Status, Gaps, and Potential Uses |  

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118

Nano-scaled graphene platelets with a high length-to-width aspect ratio  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides a nano-scaled graphene platelet (NGP) having a thickness no greater than 100 nm and a length-to-width ratio no less than 3 (preferably greater than 10). The NGP with a high length-to-width ratio can be prepared by using a method comprising (a) intercalating a carbon fiber or graphite fiber with an intercalate to form an intercalated fiber; (b) exfoliating the intercalated fiber to obtain an exfoliated fiber comprising graphene sheets or flakes; and (c) separating the graphene sheets or flakes to obtain nano-scaled graphene platelets. The invention also provides a nanocomposite material comprising an NGP with a high length-to-width ratio. Such a nanocomposite can become electrically conductive with a small weight fraction of NGPs. Conductive composites are particularly useful for shielding of sensitive electronic equipment against electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI), and for electrostatic charge dissipation.

Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Guo, Jiusheng (Centerville, OH); Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH)

2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging the Gap 2011 | ornl.gov  

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1 1 Apr 05 2011 04-05-2011 08:00 AM - 04-06-2011 05:00 PM Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Partnerships Directorate will host Bridging the Gap, a unique technology commercialization event, April 5-6 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Oak Ridge, TN Oak Ridge National Laboratory CONTACT : Email: Cassie Lopez Phone:(865) 576-9294 Add to Calendar SHARE Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Partnerships Directorate will host Bridging the Gap, a unique technology commercialization event, April 5-6 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The event will provide investors and entrepreneurs opportunities to learn about promising ORNL technologies available for license and to hear from ORNL licensees seeking growth capital. There will also be opportunities to tour ORNL's world-class research facilities and network with some of the

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Chemical potential and the gap equation  

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In general the kernel of QCD's gap equation possesses a domain of analyticity upon which the equation's solution at nonzero chemical potential is simply obtained from the in-vacuum result through analytic continuation. On this domain the single-quark number- and scalar-density distribution functions are mu-independent. This is illustrated via two models for the gap equation's kernel. The models are alike in concentrating support in the infrared. They differ in the form of the vertex but qualitatively the results are largely insensitive to the Ansatz. In vacuum both models realise chiral symmetry in the Nambu-Goldstone mode and in the chiral limit, with increasing chemical potential, exhibit a first-order chiral symmetry restoring transition at mu~M(0), where M(p^2) is the dressed-quark mass function. There is evidence to suggest that any associated deconfinement transition is coincident and also of first-order.

Huan Chen; Wei Yuan; Lei Chang; Yu-Xin Liu; Thomas Klahn; Craig D. Roberts

2008-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Photonic gaps in cholesteric elastomers under deformation  

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Cholesteric liquid crystal elastomers have interesting and potentially very useful photonic properties. In an ideal monodomain configuration of these materials, one finds a Bragg-reflection of light in a narrow wavelength range and a particular circular polarization. This is due to the periodic structure of the material along one dimension. In many practical cases, the cholesteric rubber possesses a sufficient degree of quenched disorder, which makes the selective reflection broadband. We investigate experimentally the problem of how the transmittance of light is affected by mechanical deformation of the elastomer, and the relation to changes in liquid crystalline structure. We explore a series of samples which have been synthesized with photonic stop-gaps across the visible range. This allows us to compare results with detailed theoretical predictions regarding the evolution of stop-gaps in cholesteric elastomers.

P. Cicuta; A. R. Tajbakhsh; E. M. Terentjev

2004-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

122

Gap Assessment in the Emergency Response Community  

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This report describes a gap analysis of the emergency response and management (EM) community, performed during the fall of 2009. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) undertook this effort to identify potential improvements to the functional domains in EM that could be provided by the application of current or future technology. To perform this domain-based gap analysis, PNNL personnel interviewed subject matter experts (SMEs) across the EM domain; to make certain that the analyses reflected a representative view of the community, the SMEs were from a variety of geographic areas and from various sized communities (urban, suburban, and rural). PNNL personnel also examined recent and relevant after-action reports and U.S. Government Accountability Office reports.

Barr, Jonathan L.; Burtner, Edwin R.; Pike, William A.; Peddicord, Annie M Boe; Minsk, Brian S.

2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

123

Elementary excitations in gapped quantum spin systems  

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For quantum lattice systems with local interactions, the Lieb-Robinson bound acts as an alternative for the strict causality of relativistic systems and allows to prove many interesting results, in particular when the energy spectrum exhibits an energy gap. In this Letter, we show that for translation invariant systems, simultaneous eigenstates of energy and momentum with an eigenvalue that is separated from the rest of the spectrum in that momentum sector, can be arbitrarily well approximated by building a momentum superposition of a local operator acting on the ground state. The error decreases in the size of the support of the local operator, with a rate that is set by the gap below and above the targeted eigenvalue. We show this explicitly for the AKLT model and discuss generalizations and applications of our result.

Jutho Haegeman; Spyridon Michalakis; Bruno Nachtergaele; Tobias J. Osborne; Norbert Schuch; Frank Verstraete

2013-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

124

Differences Between the Pole and On-Shell Masses and Widths of the Higgs Boson  

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The differences between the on-shell mass and width of the Higgs boson and their pole counterparts are evaluated in leading order. For a heavy Higgs boson, they are found to be sensitive functions of the gauge parameter and become numerically large over a class of gauges that includes the unitary gauge. For a light Higgs boson, the differences remain small in all gauges. The pinch-technique mass and width are found to be close to their pole counterparts over a large range of Higgs boson masses.

B. A. Kniehl; A. Sirlin

1998-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

125

Combination of CDF and D0 Results on the W-Boson Width  

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The results on the direct measurements of the W-boson width, based on the data collected by the Tevatron experiments CDF and D0 at Fermilab during Run-I from 1992 to 1996 and Run-II since 2001 are summarized. The combination of the published Run-I and preliminary Run-II results, taking correlated uncertainties properly into account, is presented. The resulting preliminary Tevatron average for the total decay width of the W boson is: {Lambda}{sub W} = 2078 {+-} 87 MeV, where the total error consists of a statistical part of 62 MeV and a systematic part of 60 MeV.

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2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Fabrication of photonic band gap materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for forming a periodic dielectric structure exhibiting photonic band gap effects includes forming a slurry of a nano-crystalline ceramic dielectric or semiconductor material and monodisperse polymer microspheres, depositing a film of the slurry on a substrate, drying the film, and calcining the film to remove the polymer microspheres therefrom. The film may be cold-pressed after drying and prior to calcining. The ceramic dielectric or semiconductor material may be titania, and the polymer microspheres may be polystyrene microspheres.

Constant, Kristen (Ames, IA); Subramania, Ganapathi S. (Ames, IA); Biswas, Rana (Ames, IA); Ho, Kai-Ming (Ames, IA)

2002-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

127

SHEEP MOUNTAIN URANIUM PROJECT CROOKS GAP, WYOMING  

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;PROJECT OVERVIEW ·Site Location·Site Location ·Fremont , Wyoming ·Existing Uranium Mine Permit 381C·Existing Uranium Mine Permit 381C ·Historical Operation ·Western Nuclear Crooks Gap Project ·Mined 1956 ­ 1988 and Open Pit Mining ·Current Mine Permit (381C) ·Updating POO, Reclamation Plan & Bond ·Uranium Recovery

128

HIGH VOLTAGE, HIGH CURRENT SPARK GAP SWITCH  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage and current spark gap switch comprising two main electrodes insulatingly supported in opposed spaced relationship and a middle electrode supported medially between the main electrodes and symmetrically about the median line of the main electrodes is described. The middle electrode has a perforation aligned with the median line and an irradiation electrode insulatingly supported in the body of the middle electrode normal to the median line and protruding into the perforation. (AEC)

Dike, R.S.; Lier, D.W.; Schofield, A.E.; Tuck, J.L.

1962-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

129

Fabrication of Photonic band gap Materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for forming a periodic dielectric structure exhibiting photonic band gap effects includes forming a slurry of a nano-crystalline ceramic dielectric or semiconductor material and monodisperse polymer microsphere, depositing a film of the slurry on a substrate, drying the film, and calcining the film to remove the polymer microsphere there from. The film may be cold-pressed after drying and prior to calcining. The ceramic dielectric or semiconductor material may be titania, and the polymer microsphere may be polystyrenemicrosphere.

Constant, Kristen; Subramania, Ganapathi S.; Biswas, Rana; Ho, Kai-Ming

2000-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

130

Spark gap switch with spiral gas flow  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spark gap switch having a contaminate removal system using an injected gas. An annular plate concentric with an electrode of the switch defines flow paths for the injected gas which form a strong spiral flow of the gas in the housing which is effective to remove contaminates from the switch surfaces. The gas along with the contaminates is exhausted from the housing through one of the ends of the switch.

Brucker, J.P.

1988-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion-gap sensing for engine control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article reports that in addition to detecting misfire to conform with California onboard diagnostic (OBD II) regulations, Delco Electronics and Mecel AB engineers are looking at ion-gap sensing to control knock, A/F ratio, and other possible engine control parameters. The combustion of fuel in an engine cylinder produces ions. Detection of those ions by the spark plug (ion-gap sensing), and use of the resulting ion currents, has been employed in engine management systems since 1988. Saab introduced the first application, for cam-phase sensing. The main driving force for ion-gap sensing is OBD II requirements for 100% misfire detection at all speeds and loads. The technique has been expanded in subsequent applications to include misfire, knock, and pre-ignition detection and control, and more recently in combustion-ion detection using a capacitance-type, ion-current measurement method. Use of the ion current`s wave shape to control knock allows elimination of the separate piezoelectric type (PZT) sensor. Future applications could provide additional engine-control features including air/fuel ratio measurement and control.

NONE

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and Optimization  

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and Optimization Performance and Optimization Compiler Comparisons Using a set of benchmarks described below, different optimization options for the different compilers on...

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Technical Standards, GENII- Gap Analsis - May 3, 2004 | Department of  

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Technical Standards, GENII- Gap Analsis - May 3, 2004 Technical Standards, GENII- Gap Analsis - May 3, 2004 Technical Standards, GENII- Gap Analsis - May 3, 2004 May 3, 2004 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: GENII Gap Analysis The GENII software, for radiological dispersion and consequence analysis, is one of the codes designated for the toolbox. To determine the actions needed to bring the GENII code into compliance with the SQA qualification criteria, and develop an estimate of the resources required to perform the upgrade, the Implementation Plan has committed to sponsoring a code-specific gap analysis document. Technical Standards, GENII- Gap Analsis More Documents & Publications Guidance on GENII computer code - July 6, 2004 Technical Standards, ALOHA-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 Technical Standards, MELCOR - Gap Analysis - May 3

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Approximate expressions for polar gap electric field of pulsars  

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We derive easy-to-handle approximations for the polar gap electric field due to inertial frame dragging as derived by Harding & Muslimov 1998. A simple formula valid for polar gap height comparable to the polar cap radius is presented.

J. Dyks; B. Rudak

2000-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

135

Hydraulic Physical Modeling and Observations of a Severe Gap Wind  

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Strong gap winds in Howe Sound, British Columbia, are simulated using a small-scale physical model. Model results are presented and compared with observations recorded in Howe Sound during a severe gap wind event in December 1992. Hydraulic ...

Timothy D. Finnigan; Jason A. Vine; Peter L. Jackson; Susan E. Allen; Gregory A. Lawrence; Douw G. Steyn

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene  

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Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene Print Wednesday, 26 March 2008 00:00 Prospective challengers to...

137

Vehicle Codes and Standards: Overview and Gap Analysis  

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This report identifies gaps in vehicle codes and standards and recommends ways to fill the gaps, focusing on six alternative fuels: biodiesel, natural gas, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, and propane.

Blake, C.; Buttner, W.; Rivkin, C.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Stochastic Optimization Approach to Water ...  

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Mar 18, 2012 ... Optimization Online. Stochastic Optimization Approach to Water Management in Cooling-Constrained Power Plants. Juan M. Salazar(juan ...

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Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2011  

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Optimization and homotopy methods for the Gibbs free energy of magmatic mixtures ... On DC. optimization algorithms for solving minmax flow problems

140

Report of the working group on precision measurements - measurements of the W boson mass and width.  

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We discuss the prospects for measuring the W mass and width in Run II. The basic techniques used to measure M{sub W} are described and the statistical, theoretical and detector-related uncertainties are discussed in detail. Alternative methods of measuring the W mass at the Tevatron and the prospects for M{sub W} measurements at other colliders are also described.

Brock, R.; Erler, J.; Kim, Y.-K.; Marciano, W.; Ashmanskas, W.; Baur, U.; Ellison, J.; Lancaster, M.; Nodulman, L.; Rha, J.; Waters, D.; Womersley, J.

2000-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Gate capacitance modeling and width-dependent performance of graphene nanoribbon transistors  

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The width-dependent performance of armchair GNRs-FETs is investigated by developing a fully analytical gate capacitance model based on effective mass approximation and semiclassical ballistic transport. The model incorporates the effects of edge bond ... Keywords: Analytic ballistic model, Gate capacitance, Graphene FETs, Graphene nanoribbons, Performance metrics

George S. Kliros

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of resonance influence of sawtooth crashes on ions with large orbit width  

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Theory of resonance influence of sawtooth crashes on ions with large orbit width Ya. I \\Lambda Scientific Centre ``Institute for Nuclear Research'', Kyiv, 252650, Ukraine \\Lambda are in agreement with exper­ imental observations 2--6 on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) 7 and the Joint

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Theory of resonance in uence of sawtooth crashes on ions with large orbit width  

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Theory of resonance in uence of sawtooth crashes on ions with large orbit width Ya. I. Kolesnichenko, V. V. Lutsenko, R. B. White, and Yu. V. Yakovenko Scienti#12;c Centre \\Institute for Nuclear predictions are in agreement with exper- imental observations2{6 on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR)7

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Effective photoelectric converters of ultraviolet radiation with graded-gap ZnS-based layers  

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The use of ultrathin ({approx}10 nm) stable p-Cu{sub 1.8}S films as a transparent component of the p-Cu{sub 1.8}S-n-ZnS heterojunction as well as of the graded-gap layers made it possible to obtain effective photoconverters of ultraviolet radiation. The results of examination of the properties of photoactive Cu{sub 1.8}S-ZnS junctions grown on the CdS or CdSe substrates with intermediate graded-gap layers CdS-Zn{sub x}Cd{sub 1-x}S or CdSe-(ZnS){sub x}(CdSe){sub 1-} {sub x}, respectively, are presented. With the correct selection of parameters of the substrates, the graded-gap layers allows one to attain the optimal characteristics of the p-n junction, to realize high electric fields at the Cu{sub 1.8}S-ZnS contact, and to solve the problem of fabrication of the back ohmic contact to ZnS without additional doping of all components of the heterostructure with a foreign impurity. Varying the thickness of a thin ZnS layer, it is possible to control the extension of the space charge in the graded-gap layer and thereby to control the long-wavelength edge of photoconverter sensitivity.

Bobrenko, Yu. N.; Pavelets, S. Yu., E-mail: pavelets@voliacable.com; Pavelets, A. M. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine blade tip gap reduction system  

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A turbine blade sealing system for reducing a gap between a tip of a turbine blade and a stationary shroud of a turbine engine. The sealing system includes a plurality of flexible seal strips extending from a pressure side of a turbine blade generally orthogonal to the turbine blade. During operation of the turbine engine, the flexible seal strips flex radially outward extending towards the stationary shroud of the turbine engine, thereby reducing the leakage of air past the turbine blades and increasing the efficiency of the turbine engine.

Diakunchak, Ihor S.

2012-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation Nuclear Plant GAP Analysis Report  

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As a follow-up to the phenomena identification and ranking table (PIRT) studies conducted recently by NRC on next generation nuclear plant (NGNP) safety, a study was conducted to identify the significant 'gaps' between what is needed and what is already available to adequately assess NGNP safety characteristics. The PIRT studies focused on identifying important phenomena affecting NGNP plant behavior, while the gap study gives more attention to off-normal behavior, uncertainties, and event probabilities under both normal operation and postulated accident conditions. Hence, this process also involved incorporating more detailed evaluations of accident sequences and risk assessments. This study considers thermal-fluid and neutronic behavior under both normal and postulated accident conditions, fission product transport (FPT), high-temperature metals, and graphite behavior and their effects on safety. In addition, safety issues related to coupling process heat (hydrogen production) systems to the reactor are addressed, given the limited design information currently available. Recommendations for further study, including analytical methods development and experimental needs, are presented as appropriate in each of these areas.

Ball, Sydney J [ORNL; Burchell, Timothy D [ORNL; Corwin, William R [ORNL; Fisher, Stephen Eugene [ORNL; Forsberg, Charles W. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Morris, Robert Noel [ORNL; Moses, David Lewis [ORNL

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Energy Systems | Open Energy Information  

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Optimal Energy Systems Optimal Energy Systems Jump to: navigation, search Name Optimal Energy Systems Place Torrance, California Zip 90505 Product Manufacturer of flywheel power system, specialising in aerospace and defence sector. Coordinates 40.417285°, -79.223959° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.417285,"lon":-79.223959,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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The In-medium Mass and Widths of Light Vector Mesons  

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Partial restoration of chiral symmetry in ordinary nuclear matter suggests the modification of properties of vector mesons, such as a shift in mass and/or a change of width. Photoproduction of vector mesons off nuclei were performed at Jefferson Lab using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). The properties of the {rho}, {omega} and {phi} mesons were investigated via their rare leptonic decay to e+e-. This decay channel has an advantage over hadronic modes as it eliminates final state interactions in the nuclear matter. After subtracting the combinatorial background, the meson mass distributions were extracted for each of the nuclear targets. No significant mass shift is observed, however substantial increase in the widths of the mesons is reported.

Djalali, C.; Paolone, M. [University of South Carolina, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Columbia, SC 29208 (United States); Weygand, D. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Wood, M. H. [Canisius College, Department of Physics, Buffalo, NY 14208 (United States); Nasseripour, R. [George Washington University, Department of Physics, Washington, DC 20052 (United States)

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization-rotation resonances with subnatural widths using a control laser  

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We demonstrate extremely narrow resonances for polarization rotation in an atomic vapor. The resonances are created using a strong control laser on the same transition, which polarizes the atoms due to optical pumping among the magnetic sublevels. As the power in the control laser is increased, successively higher-order nested polarization rotation resonances are created, with progressively narrower linewidths. We study these resonances in the $D_2$ line of Rb in a room-temperature vapor cell, and demonstrate a width of $0.14 \\, \\Gamma$ for the third-order rotation. The explanation based on a simplified $\\Lambda$V-type level structure is borne out by a density-matrix analysis of the system. The dispersive lineshape and subnatural width of the resonance lends itself naturally to applications such as laser locking to atomic transitions and precision measurements.

Chanu, Sapam Ranjita; Bharti, Vineet; Wasan, Ajay; Natarajan, Vasant

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A solid-state PWM phase-shifter. [Pulse Width Modulation  

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The solid-state, pulse width modulated (PWM) phase-shifter is based on gate-turn-off (GTO) thyristors or other valves with force commutation capabilities. Besides serving the phase-shifter function, it offers regulated control over 3 independent quantities: the real power passing through it and the VARs on both sides to which it is connected. The power transferred can be bidirectional and the VARs can be leading or lagging.

Ooi, Boon Teck; Dai, Shu Zu; Galiana, F.D. (McGill Univ., Montreal (Canada))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of Double Pulse Width Modulation for Uniformity of LED Light Bars in LCD Back-Light.  

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??This thesis proposes a dimming approach with Double Pulse Width Modulation for equalizing the light output of the back light with light emitted diodes (LEDs)… (more)

Huang, Chao-Hsuan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Direct Measurement of the Total Decay Width of the Top Quark  

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We present a measurement of the total decay width of the top quark using events with top-antitop-quark pair candidates reconstructed in the final state with one charged lepton and four or more hadronic jets. We use the full Tevatron Run II data set of $\\sqrt{s} = 1.96$ TeV proton-antiproton collisions recorded by the CDF II detector. The top-quark mass and the mass of the hadronically-decaying $W$ boson are reconstructed for each event and compared with distributions derived from simulated signal and background samples to extract the top-quark width (\\gmt) and the energy scale of the calorimeter jets with {\\it in-situ} calibration. For a top-quark mass $\\mtop = \\gevcc{172.5}$, we find $1.10<\\gmt<\\gev{4.05}$ at 68% confidence level, which is in agreement with the standard-model expectation of \\gev{1.3} and is the most precise direct measurement of the top-quark width to date.

CDF Collaboration; T. Aaltonen; S. Amerio; D. Amidei; A. Anastassov; A. Annovi; J. Antos; G. Apollinari; J. A. Appel; T. Arisawa; A. Artikov; J. Asaadi; W. Ashmanskas; B. Auerbach; A. Aurisano; F. Azfar; W. Badgett; T. Bae; A. Barbaro-Galtieri; V. E. Barnes; B. A. Barnett; P. Barria; P. Bartos; M. Bauce; F. Bedeschi; S. Behari; G. Bellettini; J. Bellinger; D. Benjamin; A. Beretvas; A. Bhatti; K. R. Bland; B. Blumenfeld; A. Bocci; A. Bodek; D. Bortoletto; J. Boudreau; A. Boveia; L. Brigliadori; C. Bromberg; E. Brucken; J. Budagov; H. S. Budd; K. Burkett; G. Busetto; P. Bussey; P. Butti; A. Buzatu; A. Calamba; S. Camarda; M. Campanelli; F. Canelli; B. Carls; D. Carlsmith; R. Carosi; S. Carrillo; B. Casal; M. Casarsa; A. Castro; P. Catastini; D. Cauz; V. Cavaliere; M. Cavalli-Sforza; A. Cerri; L. Cerrito; Y. C. Chen; M. Chertok; G. Chiarelli; G. Chlachidze; K. Cho; D. Chokheli; A. Clark; C. Clarke; M. E. Convery; J. Conway; M. Corbo; M. Cordelli; C. A. Cox; D. J. Cox; M. Cremonesi; D. Cruz; J. Cuevas; R. Culbertson; N. d'Ascenzo; M. Datta; P. de Barbaro; L. Demortier; L. Marchese; M. Deninno; F. Devoto; M. D'Errico; A. Di Canto; B. Di Ruzza; J. R. Dittmann; M. D'Onofrio; S. Donati; M. Dorigo; A. Driutti; K. Ebina; R. Edgar; A. Elagin; R. Erbacher; S. Errede; B. Esham; S. Farrington; J. P. Fernández Ramos; R. Field; G. Flanagan; R. Forrest; M. Franklin; J. C. Freeman; H. Frisch; Y. Funakoshi; C. Galloni; A. F. Garfinkel; P. Garosi; H. Gerberich; E. Gerchtein; S. Giagu; V. Giakoumopoulou; K. Gibson; C. M. Ginsburg; N. Giokaris; P. Giromini; G. Giurgiu; V. Glagolev; D. Glenzinski; M. Gold; D. Goldin; A. Golossanov; G. Gomez; G. Gomez-Ceballos; M. Goncharov; O. González López; I. Gorelov; A. T. Goshaw; K. Goulianos; E. Gramellini; S. Grinstein; C. Grosso-Pilcher; R. C. Group; J. Guimaraes da Costa; S. R. Hahn; J. Y. Han; F. Happacher; K. Hara; M. Hare; R. F. Harr; T. Harrington-Taber; K. Hatakeyama; C. Hays; J. Heinrich; M. Herndon; A. Hocker; Z. Hong; W. Hopkins; S. Hou; R. E. Hughes; U. Husemann; M. Hussein; J. Huston; G. Introzzi; M. Iori; A. Ivanov; E. James; D. Jang; B. Jayatilaka; E. J. Jeon; S. Jindariani; M. Jones; K. K. Joo; S. Y. Jun; T. R. Junk; M. Kambeitz; T. Kamon; P. E. Karchin; A. Kasmi; Y. Kato; W. Ketchum; J. Keung; B. Kilminster; D. H. Kim; H. S. Kim; J. E. Kim; M. J. Kim; S. B. Kim; S. H. Kim; Y. K. Kim; Y. J. Kim; N. Kimura; M. Kirby; K. Knoepfel; K. Kondo; D. J. Kong; J. Konigsberg; A. V. Kotwal; M. Kreps; J. Kroll; M. Kruse; T. Kuhr; M. Kurata; A. T. Laasanen; S. Lammel; M. Lancaster; K. Lannon; G. Latino; H. S. Lee; J. S. Lee; S. Leo; S. Leone; J. D. Lewis; A. Limosani; E. Lipeles; A. Lister; H. Liu; Q. Liu; T. Liu; S. Lockwitz; A. Loginov; A. Lucà; D. Lucchesi; J. Lueck; P. Lujan; P. Lukens; G. Lungu; J. Lys; R. Lysak; R. Madrak; P. Maestro; S. Malik; G. Manca; A. Manousakis-Katsikakis; F. Margaroli; P. Marino; M. Martínez; K. Matera; M. E. Mattson; A. Mazzacane; P. Mazzanti; R. McNulty; A. Mehta; P. Mehtala; C. Mesropian; T. Miao; D. Mietlicki; A. Mitra; H. Miyake; S. Moed; N. Moggi; C. S. Moon; R. Moore; M. J. Morello; A. Mukherjee; Th. Muller; P. Murat; M. Mussini; J. Nachtman; Y. Nagai; J. Naganoma; I. Nakano; A. Napier; J. Nett; C. Neu; T. Nigmanov; L. Nodulman; S. Y. Noh; O. Norniella; L. Oakes; S. H. Oh; Y. D. Oh; I. Oksuzian; T. Okusawa; R. Orava; L. Ortolan; C. Pagliarone; E. Palencia; P. Palni; V. Papadimitriou; W. Parker; G. Pauletta; M. Paulini; C. Paus; T. J. Phillips; G. Piacentino; E. Pianori; J. Pilot; K. Pitts; C. Plager; L. Pondrom; S. Poprocki; K. Potamianos; F. Prokoshin; A. Pranko; F. Ptohos; G. Punzi; N. Ranjan; I. Redondo Fernández; P. Renton; M. Rescigno; F. Rimondi; L. Ristori; A. Robson; T. Rodriguez; S. Rolli; M. Ronzani; R. Roser; J. L. Rosner; F. Ruffini; A. Ruiz; J. Russ; V. Rusu; W. K. Sakumoto; Y. Sakurai; L. Santi; K. Sato; V. Saveliev; A. Savoy-Navarro; P. Schlabach; E. E. Schmidt; T. Schwarz; L. Scodellaro; F. Scuri; S. Seidel; Y. Seiya; A. Semenov; F. Sforza; S. Z. Shalhout; T. Shears; P. F. Shepard; M. Shimojima; M. Shochet; I. Shreyber-Tecker; A. Simonenko; K. Sliwa; J. R. Smith; F. D. Snider; V. Sorin; H. Song; M. Stancari; R. St. Denis; D. Stentz; J. Strologas; Y. Sudo; A. Sukhanov; I. Suslov; K. Takemasa; Y. Takeuchi; J. Tang; M. Tecchio; P. K. Teng; J. Thom; E. Thomson; V. Thukral; D. Toback; S. Tokar; K. Tollefson; T. Tomura; D. Tonelli; S. Torre; D. Torretta; P. Totaro; M. Trovato; F. Ukegawa; S. Uozumi; F. Vázquez; G. Velev; C. Vellidis; C. Vernieri; M. Vidal; R. Vilar; J. Vizán; M. Vogel; G. Volpi; P. Wagner; R. Wallny; S. M. Wang; D. Waters; W. C. Wester III; D. Whiteson; A. B. Wicklund; S. Wilbur; H. H. Williams; J. S. Wilson; P. Wilson; B. L. Winer; P. Wittich; S. Wolbers; H. Wolfe; T. Wright; X. Wu; Z. Wu; K. Yamamoto; D. Yamato; T. Yang; U. K. Yang; Y. C. Yang; W. -M. Yao; G. P. Yeh; K. Yi; J. Yoh; K. Yorita; T. Yoshida; G. B. Yu

2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Pseudogap and Superconducting Gap in High-Temperature Superconductors  

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Pseudogap and Superconducting Gap in Pseudogap and Superconducting Gap in High-Temperature Superconductors Two decades after the discovery of first high temperature superconductors, the microscopic mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity remains elusive. In conventional superconductors, it has been well established that electrons form so-called "Cooper pairs" to give rise to superconductivity. The pair binding manifests itself as an energy gap in many spectroscopic measurements. This energy gap, known as superconducting gap, appears at the superconducting transition temperature Tc where the resistance also vanishes. For high temperature superconductors, the story is more complicated. Over a wide region of compositions and temperatures, there exists an energy gap well above Tc. This energy gap is called pseudogap [1], because there is no direct correlation to the superconducting transition. The origin of this pseudogap and its relation to the superconducting gap are believed to hold the key for understanding the mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity - one of the outstanding problems in condensed matter physics. In this regard, researchers Kiyohisa Tanaka and Wei-Sheng Lee, along with their co-workers in Prof. Zhi-Xun Shen's group at Stanford University, have recently made an important discovery about the coexistence of two distinct energy gaps that have opposite doping dependence. Their observation not only provides a natural explanation for the contradictory results about the superconducting gap deduced from different experimental techniques, but also has profound implications on the mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity.

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Arc voltage distribution skewness as an indicator of electrode gap during vacuum arc remelting  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The electrode gap of a VAR is monitored by determining the skewness of a distribution of gap voltage measurements. A decrease in skewness indicates an increase in gap and may be used to control the gap.

Williamson, Rodney L. (Albuquerque, NM); Zanner, Frank J. (Sandia Park, NM); Grose, Stephen M. (Glenwood, WV)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical Parameterization of Rotors and Proof of a Goldberg Conjecture by Optimal Control Theory  

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Curves which can be rotated freely in an $n$-gon (that is, a regular polygon with $n$ sides) so that they always remain in contact with every side of the $n$-gon are called rotors. Using optimal control theory, we prove that the rotor with minimal area ... Keywords: Noether theorem, Pontryagin maximum principle, bang control, constant width bodies, convexity, optimal control, rotors, shape optimization, support function, switching point

Térence Bayen

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Multileaf Collimators Leaf Width on Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Planning for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Analysis of Two Commercial Elekta Devices  

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We compared the impacts of multileaf collimator (MLC) widths (standard MLC width of 10 mm [SMLC] and micro-MLC width of 4 mm [MMLC]) on intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) planning for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Ten patients with NPC were recruited in this study. In each patient's case, plans were generated with the same machine setup parameter and optimizing methods in a treatment planning system according to 2 commercial Elekta MLC devices. All of the parameters were collected from dose-volume histograms of paired plans and evaluated. The average conformity index (CI) and homogeneous index (HI) for the planning gross target volume in IMRT plans with MMLC were 0.790 {+-} 0.036 and 1.062 {+-} 0.011, respectively. Data in plans with SMLC were 0.754 {+-} 0.038 and 1.070 {+-} 0.010, respectively. The differences were statistically significant (p < 0.05). Compared with CI and HI for planning target volume in paired plans, data with MMLC obviously were better than those with SMLC (CI: 0.858 {+-} 0.026 vs. 0.850 {+-} 0.021, p < 0.05; and HI: 1.185 {+-} 0.011 vs. 1.195 {+-} 0.011, p < 0.05). However, there was no statistical significance between evaluated parameters (Dmean, Dmax, D{sub 5}, gEUD, or NTCP) for organs at risk (OARs) in the 2 paired IMRT plans. According to these two kinds of Elekta MLC devices, IMRT plans with the MMLC have significant advantages in dose coverage for the targets, with more efficiency in treatment for NPC but fail to improve dose sparing of the OARs.

Wang Shichao [Radiation and Physics Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China); Gong Youling, E-mail: gongyouling@gmail.co [Department of Thoracic Oncology and Radiation Oncology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China); State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China); Xu Qingfeng; Bai Sen [Radiation and Physics Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China); Lu You [Department of Thoracic Oncology and Radiation Oncology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China); State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China); Jiang Qingfeng [Radiation and Physics Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China); Chen Nianyong [Department of Head and Neck Oncology and Radiation Oncology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Standards, MELCOR - Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 | Department of  

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MELCOR - Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 MELCOR - Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 Technical Standards, MELCOR - Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 May 3, 2004 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: MELCOR Gap Analysis This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of the MELCOR computer code for leak path factor applications, relative to established software requirements. This evaluation, a "gap analysis," is performed to meet Commitment 4.2.1.3 of the Department of Energy's Implementation Plan to resolve SQA issues identified in the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1. Technical Standards, MELCOR - Gap Analysis More Documents & Publications Technical Standards, Guidance on MELCOR computer code - May 3, 2004

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Software Quality Assurance Improvment Plan: CFAST Gap Analysis, Final Report  

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EH-4.2.1.3-CFAST-Gap Analysis EH-4.2.1.3-CFAST-Gap Analysis Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan Commitment 4.2.1.3: Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: CFAST Gap Analysis Final Report U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety and Health 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20585-2040 May 2004 CFAST Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report ii INTENTIONALLY BLANK CFAST Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report iii FOREWORD This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of the CFAST computer code for accident analysis applications, relative to established requirements. This evaluation, a "gap analysis," is performed to meet commitment 4.2.1.3 of the Department of Energy's

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Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2012  

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Mariano Beguerisse-Díaz, Baojun Wang, Radhika Desikan, Mauricio Barahona. Unconstrained Optimization Globally Convergent Evolution Strategies and ...

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Optimization Online - Robust Optimization Submissions - 2011  

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Sanjay Mehrotra, He Zhang. Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with Uncertain Demand Alexander Goryashko, Arkadi Nemirovski.

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Optimization Online - Robust Optimization Submissions - 2013  

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Robust Optimization Submissions - 2013. January 2013. Robust Least Square Semidefinite Programming with Applications to Correlation Stress Testing

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Optimization Online - Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro ...  

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Dec 10, 2011 ... Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro Storage Systems using Approximate ... Keywords: OR in Energy, Approximate Dynamic Programming, ...

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In Situ Band Gap Engineering of Carbon Nanotubes  

VOLUME 79, NUMBER 11 PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 15SEPTEMBER 1997 In Situ Band Gap Engineering of Carbon Nanotubes Vincent H. Crespi* and Marvin L. Cohen

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Vacuum gaps with small tunnel currents at large electric field...  

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gap can help to reduce tunnel currents. We discuss applications of this technology for energy storage, charge storage, and power supplies. Speaker Bio: Professor Alfred Hubler...

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Big Stone Gap, Virginia: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigStoneGap,Virginia&oldid227780" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

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On Penalty and Gap Function Methods for Bilevel Equilibrium ...  

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ized gap function has been introduced by Fukushima and Taji in [23] for variational inequalities, and extended by Mastroeni in [16] to equilibrium problems.

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Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene  

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Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene Print Prospective challengers to silicon, the long-reigning king of semiconductors for computer chips and other electronic...

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Buffalo Gap, South Dakota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Edit with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Buffalo Gap, South Dakota: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia...

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Solar off-limb line widths: Alfven waves, ion-cyclotron waves, and preferential heating  

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Alfven waves and ion-cyclotron absorption of high-frequency waves are frequently brought into models devoted to coronal heating and fast solar-wind acceleration. Signatures of ion-cyclotron resonance have already been observed in situ in the solar wind (HELIOS spacecrafts) and, recently, in the upper corona (UVCS/SOHO remote-sensing results). We propose a method to constrain both the Alfven wave amplitude and the preferential heating induced by ion-cyclotron resonance, above a partially developed polar coronal hole observed with the SUMER/SOHO spectrometer. The instrumental stray light contribution is first substracted from the spectra. By supposing that the non-thermal velocity is related to the Alfven wave amplitude, it is constrained through a density diagnostic and the gradient of the width of the Mg X 625 A line. The temperatures of several coronal ions, as functions of the distance above the limb, are then determined by substracting the non-thermal component to the observed line widths. The effect of stray light explains the apparent decrease with height in the width of several spectral lines, this decrease usually starting about 0.1-0.2 Rs above the limb. This result rules out any direct evidence of damping of the Alfven waves, often suggested by other authors. We also find that the ions with the smallest charge-to-mass ratios are the hottest ones at a fixed altitude and that they are subject to a stronger heating, as compared to the others, between 57" and 102" above the limb. This constitutes a serious clue to ion-cyclotron preferential heating.

L. Dolla; J. Solomon

2008-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation between the Mean Matter Density and the Width of the Saturated Lyman Alpha Absorption  

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We report a scaling of the mean matter density with the width of the saturated Lyman alpha absorptions. This property is established using the ``pseudo-hydro'' technique (Croft et al. 1998). It provides a constraint for the inversion of the Lyman alpha forest, which encounters difficulty in the saturated region. With a Gaussian density profile and the scaling relation, a simple inversion of the simulated Lyman alpha forests shows that the one-dimensional mass power spectrum is well recovered on scales above 2 Mpc/h, or roughly k small scales, but improvement is possible with a more sophisticated algorithm.

Zhan, H

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation between the Mean Matter Density and the Width of the Saturated Lyman Alpha Absorption  

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We report a scaling of the mean matter density with the width of the saturated Lyman alpha absorptions. This property is established using the ``pseudo-hydro'' technique (Croft et al. 1998). It provides a constraint for the inversion of the Lyman alpha forest, which encounters difficulty in the saturated region. With a Gaussian density profile and the scaling relation, a simple inversion of the simulated Lyman alpha forests shows that the one-dimensional mass power spectrum is well recovered on scales above 2 Mpc/h, or roughly k small scales, but improvement is possible with a more sophisticated algorithm.

Hu Zhan

2003-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

172

How to measure the spreading width for decay of superdeformed nuclei  

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A new expression for the branching ratio for the decay via the E1 process in the normal-deformed band of superdeformed nuclei is given within a simple two-level model. Using this expression, the spreading or tunneling width Gamma^downarrow for superdeformed decay can be expressed entirely in terms of experimentally known quantities. We show how to determine the tunneling matrix element V from the measured value of Gamma^downarrow and a statistical model of the energy levels. The accuracy of the two-level approximation is verified by considering the effects of the other normal-deformed states.

D. M. Cardamone; C. A. Stafford; B. R. Barrett

2003-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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MI Gap Clearing Kicker Magnet Design Review  

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The kicker system requirements were originally conceived for the NOvA project. NOvA is a neutrino experiment located in Minnesota. To achieve the desired neutrino flux several upgrades are required to the accelerator complex. The Recycler will be used as a proton pre-injector for the Main Injector (MI). As the Recycler is the same size as the MI, it is possible to do a single turn fill ({approx}11 {micro}sec), minimizing the proton injection time in the MI cycle and maximizing the protons on target. The Recycler can then be filled with beam while the MI is ramping to extract beam to the target. To do this requires two new transfer lines. The existing Recycler injection line was designed for 10{pi} pbar beams, not the 20{pi} proton beams we anticipate from the Booster. The existing Recycler extraction line allows for proton injection through the MI, while we want direct injection from the Booster. These two lines will be decommissioned. The new injection line from the MI8 line into the Recycler will start at 848 and end with injection kickers at RR104. The new extraction line in the RR30 straight section will start with a new extraction kicker at RR232 and end with new MI injection kickers at MI308. Finally, to reduce beam loss activation in the enclosure, a new gap clearing kicker will be used to extract uncaptured beam created during the slip stack injection process down the existing dump line. It was suggested that the MI could benefit from this type of system immediately. This led to the early installation of the gap clearing system in the MI, followed by moving the system to Recycler during NOvA. The specifications also changed during this process. Initially the rise and fall time requirements were 38 ns and the field stability was {+-}1%. The 38 ns is based on having a gap of 2 RF buckets between injections. (There are 84 RF buckets that can be filled from the Booster for each injection, but 82 would be filled with beam. MI and Recycler contain 588 RF buckets.) A rough cost/benefit analysis showed that increasing the number of empty buckets to 3 decreased the kicker system cost by {approx}30%. This could be done while not extending the running time since this is only a 1% reduction in protons per pulse, hence the rise and fall time are now 57 ns. Additionally, the {+-}1% tolerance would have required a fast correction kicker while {+-}3% could be achieved without this kicker. The loosened tolerance was based on experience on wide band damping systems in the MI. A higher power wideband damping system is a better use of the resources as it can be used to correct for multiple sources of emittance growth. Finally, with the use of this system for MI instead of Recycler, the required strength grew from 1.2 mrad to 1.7 mrad. The final requirements for this kicker are listed.

Jensen, Chris; /Fermilab

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Propagation or failure of detonation across an air gap in an LX-17 column: continuous time-dependent detonation or shock speed using the Embedded Fiber Optic (EFO) technique  

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The detailed history of the shock/detonation wave propagation after crossing a room-temperature-room-pressure (RTP) air gap between a 25.4 mm diameter LX-17 donor column and a 25.4 mm diameter by 25.4 mm long LX-17 acceptor pellet is investigated for three different gap widths (3.07, 2.08, and 0.00 mm) using the Embedded Fiber Optic (EFO) technique. The 2.08 mm gap propagated and the 3.07 mm gap failed and this can be seen clearly and unambiguously in the EFO data even though the 25.4 mm-long acceptor pellet would be considered quite short for a determination by more traditional means such as pins.

Hare, D E; Chandler, J B; Compton, S M; Garza, R G; Grimsley, D A; Hernandez, A; Villafana, R J; Wade, J T; Weber, S R; Wong, B M; Souers, P C

2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 - Optimization Online  

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Minimum wight Topology optimization subject to unsteady heat equation and space-time pointwise ... Optimal adaptive control of cascading power grid failures

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Performance and Optimization  

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1-800-66-NERSC, option 3 or 510-486-8611 Home For Users Computational Systems Edison Performance and Optimization Performance and Optimization Note: all the performance...

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What Do s- and p-Wave Neutron Average Radiative Widths Reveal  

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A first observation of two resonance-like structures at mass numbers 92 and 112 in the average capture widths of the p-wave neutron resonances relative to the s-wave component is interpreted in terms of a spin-orbit splitting of the 3p single-particle state into P{sub 3/2} and P{sub 1/2} components at the neutron separation energy. A third structure at about A = 124, which is not correlated with the 3p-wave neutron strength function, is possibly due to the Pygmy Dipole Resonance. Five significant results emerge from this investigation: (i) The strength of the spin-orbit potential of the optical-model is determined as 5.7 {+-} 0.5 MeV, (ii) Non-statistical effects dominate the p-wave neutron-capture in the mass region A = 85 - 130, (iii) The background magnitude of the p-wave average capture-width relative to that of the s-wave is determined as 0.50 {+-} 0.05, which is accounted for quantitatively in tenns of the generalized Fermi liquid model of Mughabghab and Dunford, (iv) The p-wave resonances arc partially decoupled from the giant-dipole resonance (GDR), and (v) Gamma-ray transitions, enhanced over the predictions of the GDR, are observed in the {sup 90}Zr - {sup 98}Mo and Sn-Ba regions.

Mughabghab, S.F.

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Mass and Width of the Ds1(2536)+ Meson  

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The decay width and mass of the D{sub s1}(2536){sup +} meson are measured via the decay channel D{sub s1}{sup +} {yields} D*{sup +} K{sub S}{sup 0} using 385 fb{sup -1} of data recorded with the BABAR detector in the vicinity of the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy electron-positron collider. The result for the decay width is {Gamma}(D{sub s1}{sup +}) = 0.92 {+-} 0.03 (stat.) {+-} 0.04 (syst.)MeV. For the mass, a value of m(D{sub s1}{sup +}) = 2535.08 {+-} 0.01 (stat.) {+-} 0.15 (syst.)MeV/c{sup 2} is obtained. The mass difference between the D{sub s1}{sup +} and the D*{sup +} is measured to be m(D{sub s1}{sup +})-m(D*{sup +}) = 524.83 {+-} 0.01 (stat.) {+-} 0.04 (syst.)MeV/c{sup 2}, representing a significant improvement compared to the current world average. The unnatural spin-parity assignment for the D{sub s1}{sup +} meson is confirmed.

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Method and apparatus for pulse width modulation control of an AC induction motor  

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An inverter is connected between a source of DC power and a three-phase AC induction motor, and a micro-processor-based circuit controls the inverter using pulse width modulation techniques. In the disclosed method of pulse width modulation, both edges of each pulse of a carrier pulse train are equally modulated by a time proportional to sin .THETA., where .THETA. is the angular displacement of the pulse center at the motor stator frequency from a fixed reference point on the carrier waveform. The carrier waveform frequency is a multiple of the motor stator frequency. The modulated pulse train is then applied to each of the motor phase inputs with respective phase shifts of 120.degree. at the stator frequency. Switching control commands of electronic switches in the inverter are stored in a random access memory (RAM) and the locations of the RAM are successively read out in a cyclic manner, each bit of a given RAM location controlling a respective phase input of the motor. The DC power source preferably comprises rechargeable batteries and all but one of the electronic switches in the inverter can be disabled, the remaining electronic switch being part of a "flyback" DC-DC converter circuit for recharging the battery.

Geppert, Steven (Bloomfield Hills, MI); Slicker, James M. (Union Lake, MI)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gap Winds in a Fjord. Part II: Hydraulic Analog  

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A simple shallow-water model of gap wind in a channel that is based upon hydraulic theory is presented and compared with observations and output from a 3D mesoscale numerical model. The model is found to be successful in simulating gap winds. The ...

Peter L. Jackson; D. G. Steyn

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene  

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Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene Print Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene Print Prospective challengers to silicon, the long-reigning king of semiconductors for computer chips and other electronic devices, have to overcome silicon's superb collection of materials properties as well as sophisticated fabrication technologies refined by six decades of effort by materials scientists and engineers. Graphene, one of the latest contenders, has a rather impressive list of features of its own but has lacked a key characteristic of all semiconductors, an energy gap (band gap) in its electronic band structure. A multi-institutional collaboration under the leadership of researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California, Berkeley, have now demonstrated that growing an epitaxial film of graphene on a silicon carbide substrate results in a significant band gap, 0.26 electron volts (eV), an important step toward making graphene useful as a semiconductor.

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Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap  

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Analysis Analysis Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap Analysis While both wet and dry storage have been shown to be safe options for storing used nuclear fuel (UNF), the focus of the program is on dry storage of commercial UNF at reactor or centralized locations. This report focuses on the knowledge gaps concerning extended storage identified in numerous domestic and international investigations and provides the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign"s (UFDC) gap description, any alternate gap descriptions, the rankings by the various organizations, evaluation of the priority assignment, and UFDC-recommended action based on the comparison. Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap Analysis More Documents & Publications

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Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene  

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Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene Print Substrate-Induced Band-Gap Opening in Epitaxial Graphene Print Prospective challengers to silicon, the long-reigning king of semiconductors for computer chips and other electronic devices, have to overcome silicon's superb collection of materials properties as well as sophisticated fabrication technologies refined by six decades of effort by materials scientists and engineers. Graphene, one of the latest contenders, has a rather impressive list of features of its own but has lacked a key characteristic of all semiconductors, an energy gap (band gap) in its electronic band structure. A multi-institutional collaboration under the leadership of researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California, Berkeley, have now demonstrated that growing an epitaxial film of graphene on a silicon carbide substrate results in a significant band gap, 0.26 electron volts (eV), an important step toward making graphene useful as a semiconductor.

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Bacterial Foraging Optimization  

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The bacterial foraging optimization BFO algorithm mimics how bacteria forage over a landscape of nutrients to perform parallel nongradient optimization. In this article, the author provides a tutorial on BFO, including an overview of the biology of bacterial ... Keywords: Bacteria Foraging, Bacteria Foraging Optimization, Bacteria Motility, Control, Distributed Control, Optimization

Kevin M. Passino

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frostbite Theater - Experiments You Can Try at Home! - Measure the Width of  

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Measure the Speed of Light - With Chocolate! Measure the Speed of Light - With Chocolate! Previous Video (Measure the Speed of Light - With Chocolate!) Frostbite Theater Main Index Next Video (Light is a Particle!) Light is a Particle! Measure the Width of a Hair - With a Laser! Exactly how small is a hair's breadth? Measure it for yourself with nothing more than a laser pointer and a tape measure! [ Show Transcript ] Announcer: Frostbite Theater presents... Cold Cuts! No baloney! Joanna and Steve: Just science! Joanna: Hi! I'm Joanna! Steve: And I'm Steve! Joanna: If you have a laser pointer, and you know how to use it safely, try this. Take a hair, perhaps from a coworker, and tape it in a cardboard frame. Place it a few meters away from the wall and shine the laser through it, making sure that the laser hits the hair.

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Correlations and periodicities in Himalayan tree ring widths and temperature anomalies through wavelets  

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We have studied periodicities and correlation properties of tree ring width chronology of deodar tree from Joshimath (1584 - 1999 years) and Uttarkashi (1500 - 2002 years) in the western Himalayas and the pre-monsoon (March-April-May) temperature anomalies (1876 - 2003) relative to 1961 -1990 mean, through wavelet analysis. Periodic behavior is observed in the tree ring chronology with periodicity in the form 11, 22, and 42 years. The analysis of the self-similar nature reveals long-range correlation with a Hurst exponent, $H >0.5$. These are anti-correlated with the temperature anomalies. An interesting inversion behavior is observed around the year 1750. The power spectral analysis of the time series corroborate the results of wavelet method.

Prasanta K. Panigrahi; P. Manimaran; Ananth Lakhmi; Ram R. Yadav

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-dependent target widths in a coupled-channel scattering study  

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The question of how the scattering cross section changes when the spectra of the colliding nuclei have low-excitation particle-emitting resonances is explored using a multichannel algebraic scattering method. As a test case, the particle-unstable nucleus {sup 8}Be has been considered as a target. Nucleon-nucleus scattering cross sections, as well as the spectra of the compound nuclei formed, have been determined from calculations that consider, as well as those that disregard, particle-emission widths of the target nuclear states. The resonant character of the unstable excited states introduces a problem because the low-energy tails of these resonances can intrude into the subthreshold, bound-state region. This unphysical behavior needs to be corrected by modifying, in an energy-dependent way, the shape of the target resonances from the usual Lorentzian form. The resonance function must smoothly reach zero at the elastic threshold. We explore herein a way of achieving this condition.

Canton, L. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova, I-35131 Padova (Italy); Fraser, P. R. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 04510 Mexico Distrito Federal (Mexico); School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Svenne, J. P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 (Canada); Amos, K.; Knijff, D. van der [School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Karataglidis, S. [Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park 2006 (South Africa)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Unstable rotational states of string models and width of a hadron  

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Rotational states (planar uniform rotations) of various string hadron models are tested for stability with respect to small disturbances. These models include an open or closed string carrying n massive points (quarks), and their rotational states result in a set of quasilinear Regge trajectories. It is shown that rotations of the linear string baryon model q-q-q and the similar states of the closed string are unstable, because spectra of small disturbances for these states contain complex frequencies, corresponding to exponentially growing modes of disturbances. Rotations of the linear model are unstable for any values of points' masses, but for the closed string we have the threshold effect. This instability is important for describing excited hadrons; in particular, it increases predictions for their width {gamma}. Predicted large values {gamma} for N, {delta} and strange baryons in comparison with experimental data result in unacceptability of the linear string model q-q-q for describing these baryon states.

Sharov, G. S. [Tver State University, 170002, Sadovyj per. 35, Tver (Russian Federation)

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Optimization Online - Benchmark of Some Nonsmooth Optimization ...  

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Mar 1, 2006 ... Benchmark of Some Nonsmooth Optimization Solvers for Computing Nonconvex Proximal Points. Warren Hare (whare ***at*** cecm.sfu.ca)

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Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2013  

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Optimization of running strategies based on anaerobic energy and variations of velocity. Amandine Aftalion, J. Frédéric Bonnans. Convergence Analysis of DC ...

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Optimization Online - Energy Security: a robust optimization ...  

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Sep 9, 2010 ... Energy Security: a robust optimization approach to design a robust European energy supply via TIAM. F Babonneau(fbabonneau ***at*** ...

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Optimization Online - Python Optimization Modeling Objects (Pyomo)  

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Sep 24, 2008 ... sandia.gov). Abstract: We describe Pyomo, an open-source tool for modeling optimization applications in Python. Pyomo can be used to define ...

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Optimization Online - Python Optimization Modeling Objects (Pyomo)  

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Dec 30, 2009 ... Python Optimization Modeling Objects (Pyomo). William Hart(wehart ***at*** sandia.gov) Jean-Paul Watson(jwatson ***at*** sandia.gov)

194

Optimization Online - Projection methods in conic optimization  

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Mar 8, 2011 ... Citation: To appear as a contributed chapter of "Handbook of Semidefinite, Cone and Polynomial Optimization" edited by M. Anjos and J. B. ...

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Optimization Online - Robust Optimization Submissions - 2012  

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An Exact Algorithm for Power Grid Interdiction Problem with Line Switching Long Zhao, Bo Zeng. An Exact Algorithm for Two-stage Robust Optimization with ...

196

Coherent Region-, Species-, and Frequency-Dependent Local Climate Signals in Northern Hemisphere Tree-Ring Widths  

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Patterns of correlation between tree rings and local temperature or precipitation are investigated using 762 International Tree-Ring Data Bank standardized ring width site chronology time series, and a gridded dataset of temperature and ...

Justin J. Wettstein; Jeremy S. Littell; John M. Wallace; Ze’ev Gedalof

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Maximum Likelihood Estimators of Mean Power and Doppler Velocity with A Priori Knowledge of Spectral Width  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of the maximum likelihood (ML) estimates of mean velocity and signal power for Doppler radar and Doppler lidar, assuming known signal spectral width, is presented. The results are compared with the theoretical limit of the Cramer–...

Rod Frehlich

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

The Thermal Circulation of a Grand Plateau: Sensitivity to the Height, Width, and Shape of the Plateau  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Idealized numerical simulations are presented to investigate the sensitivity of the thermal plateau circulation to the plateau height, width, and the presence of a mountain ridge encompassing the plateau. The study concentrates on plateaus ...

Günther Zängl; Silvia Gonzalez Chico

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Bridging the Gaps of High-Tc Superconductor  

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Bridging the Gaps of High-Tc Bridging the Gaps of High-Tc Superconductor Since the discovery of high-temperature superconductor by Bednorz and Müller in 1986, this field has become one of the most important research topics in solid state physics. In the past 20 years many unconventional properties have been discovered in this new class of materials. These have challenged our conventional wisdom and driven the development of many novel theories. Among these discoveries, the most mysterious is probably the pseudogap phenomena: it has been observed that there is an energy gap above the superconducting transition temperature (TC) that persists over a wide range of temperatures and chemical compositions [1]. This peculiar behavior appears to be very different from a conventional superconductor. Here the electrons form so-called "Cooper pairs", which manifests itself as an energy gap in many spectroscopic measurements. This energy gap, known as superconducting gap, appears only below TC where the electrical resistance also vanishes (hence the name 'superconductor'). This important difference has stimulated lots of debate in the search of understanding high-TC superconductivity on questions such as: "What is the pseudogap?" and "What is its relation to superconducting gap and superconductivity at high temperature?"

200

Software Quality Assurance Improvment Plan: ALOHA Gap Analysis, Final Report  

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

Final-ALOHA Final-ALOHA Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan Commitment 4.2.1.3: Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: ALOHA Gap Analysis Final Report U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety and Health 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20585-2040 May 2004 ALOHA Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report INTENTIONALLY BLANK ii ALOHA Gap Analysis May 2004 Final Report FOREWORD This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of the chemical source term and atmospheric dispersion computer code, ALOHA 5.2.3, relative to established

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Filling Knowledge Gaps with Five Fuel Cycle Studies  

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During FY 2010, five studies were conducted of technology families’ applicability to various fuel cycle strategies to fill in knowledge gaps in option space and to better understand trends and patterns. Here, a “technology family” is considered to be defined by a type of reactor and by selection of which actinides provide fuel. This report summarizes the higher-level findings; the detailed analyses and results are documented in five individual reports, as follows: • Advanced once through with uranium fuel in fast reactors (SFR), • Advanced once through (uranium fuel) or single recycle (TRU fuel) in high temperature gas cooled reactors (HTGR), • Sustained recycle with Th/U-233 in light water reactors (LWRs), • Sustained recycle with Th/U-233 in molten salt reactors (MSR), and • Several fuel cycle missions with Fusion-Fission Hybrid (FFH). Each study examined how the designated technology family could serve one or more designated fuel cycle missions, filling in gaps in overall option space. Each study contains one or more illustrative cases that show how the technology family could be used to meet a fuel cycle mission, as well as broader information on the technology family such as other potential fuel cycle missions for which insufficient information was available to include with an illustrative case. None of the illustrative cases can be considered as a reference, baseline, or nominal set of parameters for judging performance; the assessments were designed to assess areas of option space and were not meant to be optimized. There is no implication that any of the cases or technology families are necessarily the best way to meet a given fuel cycle mission. The studies provide five examples of 1-year fuel cycle assessments of technology families. There is reasonable coverage in the five studies of the performance areas of waste management and uranium utilization. The coverage of economics, safety, and proliferation resistance and physical protection in the five studies was spotty. Some studies did not have existing or past work to draw on in one or more of these areas. Resource constraints limited the amount of new analyses that could be performed. Little or no assessment was done of how soon any of the technologies could be deployed and therefore how quickly they could impact domestic or international fuel cycle performance. There were six common R&D needs, such as the value of advanced fuels, cladding, coating, and structure that would survive high neutron fluence. When a technology family is considered for use in a new fuel cycle mission, fuel cycle performance characteristics are dependent on both the design choices and the fuel cycle approach. For example, the use of the sodium-cooled fast reactor to provide recycle in either breeder or burner mode has been studied for decades, but the SFR could be considered for once-through fuel cycle with the physical reactor design and fuel management parameters changed. In addition, the sustained recycle with Th/U-233 in LWR could be achieved with a heterogeneous assembly and derated power density. Therefore, it may or may not be adjustable for other fuel cycle missions although a reactor intended for one fuel cycle mission is built. Simple parameter adjustment in applying a technology family to a new fuel cycle mission should be avoided and, if observed, the results viewed with caution.

Steven J. Piet; Jess Gehin; William Halsey; Temitope Taiwo

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Precision measurements of the top quark mass and width with the D0 detector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the discovery of the top quark in 1995 at the Fermliab Tevatron Collider, top quark properties have been measured with ever higher precision. In this article, recent measurements of the top quark mass and its width using up to 3.6 fb{sup -1} of D0 data are summarized. Different techniques and final states have been examined and no deviations within these measurements have been observed. In addition to the direct measurements, a measurement of the top quark mass from its production cross section and a measurement of the top-antitop quark mass difference are discussed. With a mass of 173.3 {+-} 1.1 GeV, the top quark is the heaviest of all known fundamental particles. Due to the high mass, its Yukawa coupling is close to unity suggesting that it may play a special role in electroweak symmetry breaking. Precise measurements of both, the W boson and the top quark mass, constrain the mass of the yet unobserved Higgs boson and allow to restrict certain extensions of the Standard Model. At the Tevatron collider with a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV, 85% of the top quark pairs are produced in quark-antiquark annihilation; 15% originate from gluon fusion. Top quarks are predicted to decay almost exclusively to a W boson and a bottom quark. According to the number of hadronic W decays, top events are classified into all-jets, lepton+jets and dilepton events. The lepton+jets channel is characterized by four jets, one isolated, energetic charged lepton and missing transverse energy. With 30%, the branching fraction of the lepton+jets channel is about seven times larger than the one of the dilepton channel whereas the signal to background ratio is about three times smaller. The main background in this final state comes from W +jets events. Instrumental background arises from events in which a jet is misidentified as an electron and events with heavy hadrons that decay into leptons which pass the isolation requirements. The topology of the dilepton channel is described by two jets, two isolated, energetic charged leptons and significant missing transverse energy from the undetected neutrinos. The main background are Z + jets and diboson events (WW/WZ/ZZ+jets) as well as instrumental background as characterized above. At the D0 experiment, different techniques are used to measure the top quark mass. They are summarized in the following sections together with the first measurement of the top anti-top quark mass difference and the first precise determination of the top quark width.

Grohsjean, Alexander; /IRFU, SPP, Saclay

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Closing the Gender Gap in Energy Policy | Department of Energy  

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the Gender Gap in Energy Policy the Gender Gap in Energy Policy Closing the Gender Gap in Energy Policy April 7, 2011 - 3:07pm Addthis Melanie A. Kenderdine Melanie A. Kenderdine Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis What are the key facts? There's not just a shortage of women in technical energy-related fields, there's also a shortage of women in energy policy. Women hold only 27 percent of the science and engineering jobs in the United States. Editor's Note: Join the conversation surrounding this year's Clean Energy Ministerial on Twitter via #CEM2. There's a well-documented gender gap for women in science and engineering, or women in the "STEM" fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The numbers are stark: According to the National Science Foundation, women hold only 27 percent of the science and

204

Gap junction-mediated electrical transmission: Regulatory mechanisms and plasticity  

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Gap junction-mediated electrical transmission: Regulatory mechanisms and plasticity Alberto E of synaptic transmission: chemical and electrical. While most efforts have been dedicated to the understanding of synaptic transmission: chemical and electrical. In chemical synapses, presynaptic electrical currents

Rash, John E.

205

Substrate-induced band gap opening in epitaxial graphene  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Graphene has shown great application potential as the hostmaterial for next-generation electronic devices. However, despite itsintriguing properties, one of the biggest hurdles for graphene to beuseful as an electronic material is the lack of an energy gap in itselectronic spectra. This, for example, prevents the use of graphene inmaking transistors. Although several proposals have been made to open agap in graphene's electronic spectra, they all require complexengineering of the graphene layer. Here, we show that when graphene isepitaxially grown on SiC substrate, a gap of ~;0.26 eV is produced. Thisgap decreases as the sample thickness increases and eventually approacheszero when the number of layers exceeds four. We propose that the originof this gap is the breaking of sublattice symmetry owing to thegraphene-substrate interaction. We believe that our results highlight apromising direction for band gap engineering of graphene.

Zhou, S.Y.; Gweon, G.-H.; Fedorov, A.V.; First, P.N.; de Heer,W.A.; Lee, D.-H.; Guinea, F.; Castro Neto, A.H.; Lanzara, A.

2007-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

206

Permanent-magnet-less machine having an enclosed air gap  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A permanent magnet-less, brushless synchronous system includes a stator that generates a magnetic rotating field when sourced by an alternating current. An uncluttered rotor disposed within the magnetic rotating field is spaced apart from the stator to form an air gap relative to an axis of rotation. A stationary excitation core spaced apart from the uncluttered rotor by an axial air gap and a radial air gap substantially encloses the stationary excitation core. Some permanent magnet-less, brushless synchronous systems include stator core gaps to reduce axial flux flow. Some permanent magnet-less, brushless synchronous systems include an uncluttered rotor coupled to outer laminations. The quadrature-axis inductance may be increased in some synchronous systems. Some synchronous systems convert energy such as mechanical energy into electrical energy (e.g., a generator); other synchronous systems may convert any form of energy into mechanical energy (e.g., a motor).

Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

207

Permanent-magnet-less machine having an enclosed air gap  

SciTech Connect

A permanent magnet-less, brushless synchronous system includes a stator that generates a magnetic rotating field when sourced by an alternating current. An uncluttered rotor disposed within the magnetic rotating field is spaced apart from the stator to form an air gap relative to an axis of rotation. A stationary excitation core spaced apart from the uncluttered rotor by an axial air gap and a radial air gap substantially encloses the stationary excitation core. Some permanent magnet-less, brushless synchronous systems include stator core gaps to reduce axial flux flow. Some permanent magnet-less, brushless synchronous systems include an uncluttered rotor coupled to outer laminations. The quadrature-axis inductance may be increased in some synchronous systems. Some synchronous systems convert energy such as mechanical energy into electrical energy (e.g., a generator); other synchronous systems may convert any form of energy into mechanical energy (e.g., a motor).

Hsu, John S.

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

208

Feasibility of band gap engineering of pyrite FeS?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We use first-principles computations to investigate whether the band gap of pyrite FeS? can be increased by alloying in order to make it a more effective photovoltaic material. In addition to the isostructural compounds ...

Sun, Ruoshi

209

Closing gaps in the human genome using sequencing by synthesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The most recent release of the finished human genome contains 260 euchromatic gaps (excluding chromosome Y). Recent work has helped explain a large number of these unresolved regions as 'structural' in nature. Another class ...

Arachchi, Harindra M.

210

Tunable nanometer electrode gaps by MeV ion irradiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the use of MeV ion-irradiation-induced plastic deformation of amorphous materials to fabricate electrodes with nanometer-sized gaps. Plastic deformation of the amorphous metal Pd{sub 80}Si{sub 20} is induced by 4.64 MeV O{sup 2+} ion irradiation, allowing the complete closing of a sub-micrometer gap. We measure the evolving gap size in situ by monitoring the field emission current-voltage (I-V) characteristics between electrodes. The I-V behavior is consistent with Fowler-Nordheim tunneling. We show that using feedback control on this signal permits gap size fabrication with atomic-scale precision. We expect this approach to nanogap fabrication will enable the practical realization of single molecule controlled devices and sensors.

Cheang-Wong, J.-C.; Narumi, K.; Schuermann, G. M. [Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Aziz, M. J. [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Golovchenko, J. A. [Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2012-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

211

Optimization of Cooling Water  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A cooling water system can be optimized by operation at the highest possible cycles of concentration without risking sealing and fouling on heat exchanger surfaces. The way to optimize will be shown, with a number of examples of new systems.

Matson, J.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Heterogeneous particle swarm optimizers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is a swarm intelligence technique originally inspired by models of flocking and of social influence that assumed homogeneous individuals. During its evolution to become a practical optimization tool, some heterogeneous ...

Marco A. Montes De Oca; Jorge Peña; Thomas Stützle; Carlo Pinciroli; Marco Dorigo

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Nonconvex robust optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a novel robust optimization technique, which is applicable to nonconvex and simulation-based problems. Robust optimization finds decisions with the best worst-case performance under uncertainty. If constraints ...

Teo, Kwong Meng

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Erosion and Optimal Transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

383 pp. EROSION AND OPTIMAL TRANSPORT [23] I. Ekeland and T.and D. Simons, Sediment transport capacity of overland ?ow,measure spaces via optimal transport, Ann. of Math. (2),

Birnir, Bjorn; Rowlett, Julie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Excitonic gap, phase transition, and quantum Hall effect in graphene  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We suggest that physics underlying the recently observed removal of sublattice and spin degeneracies in graphene in a strong magnetic field describes a phase transition connected with the generation of an excitonic gap. The experimental form of the Hall conductivity is reproduced and the main characteristics of the dynamics are described. Predictions of the behavior of the gap as a function of temperature and a gate voltage are made.

V. P. Gusynin; V. A. Miransky; S. G. Sharapov; I. A. Shovkovy

2006-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

216

568.ps - Optimization Online  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

was implemented in the interactive system for universal functional optimization UFO. Results of extensive numerical experiments are reported. Keywords.

217

Stripe Forming Architecture of the Gap Gene System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this report, we show that gap genes encode exactly one set of pair-rule stripes, which occur in the native even-skipped position. The core of this work is a detailed analysis that shows how this conclusion follows from the arrangement of gap domains in the embryo. This analysis shows that: (1) pattern forming information is transmitted from gap to pair-rule genes by means of a nonredundant set of morphogenetic gradients, and (2) the stripe forming capability of the gap genes is constrained by the arrangement of these gradients and by the fact that each gap domain consists of a pair of correlated gradients. We also show that in the blastoderm, the regulatory sign of a transcriptional regulator is unlikely to change in a concentration dependent manner. The principal analytic tool used to establish these results is the gene circuit method. Here, this method is applied to examine hybrid data sets consisting of real gene expression data for four gap genes and hypothetica...

John Reinitz David; David Kosman; Carlos E. Vanario-alonso; David H. Sharp

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

GAP Final Technical Report 12-14-04  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Genomics Annotation Platform (GAP) was designed to develop new tools for high throughput functional annotation and characterization of protein sequences and structures resulting from genomics and structural proteomics, benchmarking and application of those tools. Furthermore, this platform integrated the genomic scale sequence and structural analysis and prediction tools with the advanced structure prediction and bioinformatics environment of ICM. The development of GAP was primarily oriented towards the annotation of new biomolecular structures using both structural and sequence data. Even though the amount of protein X-ray crystal data is growing exponentially, the volume of sequence data is growing even more rapidly. This trend was exploited by leveraging the wealth of sequence data to provide functional annotation for protein structures. The additional information provided by GAP is expected to assist the majority of the commercial users of ICM, who are involved in drug discovery, in identifying promising drug targets as well in devising strategies for the rational design of therapeutics directed at the protein of interest. The GAP also provided valuable tools for biochemistry education, and structural genomics centers. In addition, GAP incorporates many novel prediction and analysis methods not available in other molecular modeling packages. This development led to signing the first Molsoft agreement in the structural genomics annotation area with the University of oxford Structural Genomics Center. This commercial agreement validated the Molsoft efforts under the GAP project and provided the basis for further development of the large scale functional annotation platform.

Andrew J. Bordner, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

219

HIGLU and HDECAY: Programs for Higgs Boson Production at the LHC and Higgs Boson Decay Widths  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The total cross section for Higgs boson production via the dominant gluon fusion mechanism including NLO [two-loop] QCD corrections can be calculated numerically with the program HIGLU. The QCD corrections are included for arbitrary Higgs and quark masses and increase the cross section at the LHC by up to a factor of 2. The source code HIGLU provides the evaluation of the production of the Standard Model [SM] Higgs boson as well as the neutral Higgs bosons of the minimal supersymmetric extension [MSSM]. The program HDECAY determines the decay widths and branching ratios of the Higgs bosons within the SM and the MSSM, including the dominant higher-order corrections. The latter are dominated by QCD corrections and two-loop corrections to the couplings and Higgs masses of the MSSM. The program includes all decay modes with branching ratios larger than $10^{-4}$. Moreover, below-threshold decays with off-shell top quarks, gauge and Higgs bosons are implemented. In addition the program is able to calculate the branching ratios of the MSSM Higgs bosons into supersymmetric particles, which can be dominant.

Michael Spira

1996-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

220

Numerical simulations for width fluctuations in compound elastic and inelastic scattering at low energies  

SciTech Connect

The statistical theories - the Hauser-Feshbach model with the width fluctuation correction - play a central role in studying nuclear reactions in the fast energy region, hence the statistical model codes are essential for the nuclear data evaluations nowadays. In this paper, we revisit issues regarding the statistical model calculations in the fast energy range, such as the inclusion of the direct channels, and the energy averaged cross sections using different statistical assumptions. Although they have been discussed for a long time, we need more precise quantitative investigations to understand uncertainties coming from the models deficiencies in the fast energy range. For example, the partition of compound formation cross section into the elastic and inelastic channels depends on the elastic enhancement factor calculated from the statistical models. In addition, unitarity of S-matrix constrains this partition when the direct reactions are involved. Practically some simple assumptions, which many nuclear reaction model codes adopt, may work reasonably for the nuclear data evaluations. However, the uncertainties on the evaluated cross sections cannot go lower than the model uncertainty itself. We perform numerical simulations by generating the resonances using the R-matrix theory, and compare the energy (ensemble) averaged cross sections with the statistical theories, such as the theories of Moldauer, HRTW (Hofmann, Richert, Tepel, and Weidenmueller), KKM (Kawai-Kerman-McVoy), and GOE (Gaussian orthogonal ensemble).

Kawano, Toshihiko [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Talou, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Interface Width and Bulk Stability: requirements for the simulation of Deeply Quenched Liquid-Gas Systems  

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Simulations of liquid-gas systems with extended interfaces are observed to fail to give accurate results for two reasons: the interface can get ``stuck'' on the lattice or a density overshoot develops around the interface. In the first case the bulk densities can take a range of values, dependent on the initial conditions. In the second case inaccurate bulk densities are found. In this communication we derive the minimum interface width required for the accurate simulation of liquid gas systems with a diffuse interface. We demonstrate this criterion for lattice Boltzmann simulations of a van der Waals gas. When combining this criterion with predictions for the bulk stability we can predict the parameter range that leads to stable and accurate simulation results. This allows us to identify parameter ranges leading to high density ratios of over 1000. This is despite the fact that lattice Boltzmann simulations of liquid-gas systems were believed to be restricted to modest density ratios of less than 20.

A. J. Wagner; C. M. Pooley

2007-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

222

Low mass dark matter and invisible Higgs width in darkon models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Standard Model (SM) plus a real gauge-singlet scalar field dubbed darkon (SM+D) is the simplest model possessing a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) dark matter candidate. In this model, the parameters are constrained from dark matter relic density and direct searches. The fact that interaction between darkon and SM particles is only mediated by a Higgs boson exchange may lead to significant modifications to the Higgs boson properties. If the dark matter mass is smaller than half of the Higgs boson mass, then a Higgs boson can decay into a pair of darkons resulting in a large invisible branching ratio. The Higgs boson will be searched for at the LHC and may well be discovered in the near future. If a Higgs boson with a small invisible decay width will be found, the SM+D model with small dark matter mass will be in trouble. We find that by extending the SM+D to a two Higgs doublet model plus a darkon (THDM+D) it is possible to have a Higgs boson with a small invisible branching ratio and at the same time the dark matter can have a low mass. We also comment on other implications of this model.

Cai Yi; Ren Bo [INPAC, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); He Xiaogang [INPAC, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China); Department of Physics and Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (China)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

223

Diversity of supernovae Ia determined using equivalent widths of Si II 4000  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Spectroscopic and photometric properties of low and high-z supernovae Ia (SNe Ia) have been analyzed in order to achieve a better understanding of their diversity and to identify possible SN Ia sub-types. We use wavelet transformed spectra in which one can easily measure spectral features. We investigate the \\ion{Si}{II} 4000 equivalent width ($EW_w\\lbrace\\ion{Si}{II}\\rbrace$). The ability and, especially, the ease in extending the method to SNe at high-$z$ is demonstrated. We applied the method to 110 SNe Ia and found correlations between $EW_w\\lbrace\\ion{Si}{II}\\rbrace$ and parameters related to the light-curve shape for 88 supernovae with available photometry. No evidence for evolution of $EW_w\\lbrace\\ion{Si}{II}\\rbrace$ with redshift is seen. Three sub-classes of SNe Ia were confirmed using an independent cluster analysis with only light-curve shape, colour, and $EW_w\\lbrace\\ion{Si}{II}\\rbrace$. SNe from high-$z$ samples seem to follow a similar grouping to nearby objects. The $EW_w\\lbrace\\ion{Si}{II}\\rbrace$ value measured on a single spectrum may point towards SN Ia sub-classification, avoiding the need for expansion velocity gradient calculations.

V. Arsenijevic; S. Fabbro; A. M. Mourao; A. J. Rica da Silva

2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

224

Optimization Online Digest -- December 2003  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solving the Hub Location Problem with Modular Link Capacities ... Weak Stationarity: Eliminating the Gap between Necessary and Sufficient Conditions

225

Comment on "Fission Mass Widths in $^{19}$F + $^{232}$Th, $^{16}$O + $^{235,238}$ U reactions at near barrier energies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A critical re-analysis of the experimental data to reject transfer fission component did not change the fragment mass widths and hence the conclusion regarding abrupt rise in mass widths with decreasing energy around Coulomb barrier remains unchanged

T. K. Ghosh; P. Bhattacharya

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

226

Web based portfolio optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The portfolio optimization is implemented as e-service through Internet. Four-tier client-server model of WAN-based information system is designed satisfying the intersection of several domains: financial investments, optimization theory and information ... Keywords: portfolio optimization, system algorithmic architecture of information systems, web based information system

Todor Stoilov; Krasimira Stoilova

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Investigating the book-tax income gap : factors which affect the gap and details regarding its most significant component  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(cont.) In total, my thesis suggests that recent changes in the book-tax income gap may be exogenous and transitory, due to changes to the calculation of book income, general business conditions or other factors which ...

Seidman, Jeri

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Optimization Online - Optimizing Preventive Maintenance Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 29, 2004 ... Optimizing Preventive Maintenance Models ... It is assumed that there is a known model which predicts the frequency of system failure as a function of ... Category 2: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Scheduling ).

229

Particle Swarm Optimization Based Reactive Power Optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reactive power plays an important role in supporting the real power transfer by maintaining voltage stability and system reliability. It is a critical element for a transmission operator to ensure the reliability of an electric system while minimizing the cost associated with it. The traditional objectives of reactive power dispatch are focused on the technical side of reactive support such as minimization of transmission losses. Reactive power cost compensation to a generator is based on the incurred cost of its reactive power contribution less the cost of its obligation to support the active power delivery. In this paper an efficient Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) based reactive power optimization approach is presented. The optimal reactive power dispatch problem is a nonlinear optimization problem with several constraints. The objective of the proposed PSO is to minimize the total support cost from generators and reactive compensators. It is achieved by maintaining the whole system power loss as minimum...

Sujin, P R; Linda, M Mary

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Optimization of the Ballistic Guide Design for the SNS FNPB 8.9 A Neutron Line  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The optimization of the ballistic guide design for the SNS Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline 8.9 A line is described. With a careful tuning of the shape of the curve for the tapered section and the width of the straight section, this optimization resulted in more than 75% increase in the neutron flux exiting the 33 m long guide over a straight m=3.5 guide with the same length.

Takeyasu M. Ito; Christopher B. Crawford; Geoffrey L. Greene

2006-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

231

Identifying and bridging the gaps of ICT integration in primary and secondary education in Indonesia.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this study was to explore gaps of ICT integration in Indonesian education in primary and secondary schools in Indonesia. The gaps of… (more)

Mutohar, Agus

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Measurements of the top quark mass and decay width with the D0 detector  

SciTech Connect

The top quark discovery in 1995 at Fermilab is one of the major proofs of the standard model (SM). Due to its unique place in SM, the top quark is an important particle for testing the theory and probing for new physics. This article presents most recent measurements of top quark properties from the D0 detector. In particular, the measurement of the top quark mass, the top antitop mass difference and the top quark decay width. The discovery of the top quark in 1995 confirmed the existence of a third generation of quarks predicted in the standard model (SM). Being the heaviest elementary particle known, the top quark appears to become an important particle in our understanding of the standard model and physics beyond it. Because of its large mass the top quark has a very short lifetime, much shorter than the hadronization time. The predicted lifetime is only 3.3 {center_dot} 10{sup -25}s. Top quark is the only quark whose properties can be studied in isolation. A Lorentz-invariant local Quantum Field Theory, the standard model is expected to conserve CP. Due to its unique properties, the top quark provides a perfect test of CPT invariance in the standard model. An ability to look at the quark before being hadronized allows to measure directly mass of the top quark and its antiquark. An observation of a mass difference between particle and antiparticle would indicate violation of CPT invariance. Top quark through its radiative loop correction to the W mass constrains the mass of the Higgs boson. A precise measurement of the top quark mass provides useful information to the search of Higgs boson by constraining its region of possible masses. Another interesting aspect is that the top quark's Yukawa coupling to the Higgs boson is very close to unity (0.996 {+-} 0.006). That implies it may play a special role in the electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism.

Ilchenko, Yuriy

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Wide-band-gap solar cells with high stabilized performance. Annual subcontract report, July 15, 1994--July 14, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed by Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with the NREL Wide-Band-Gap Team. The goal of this team is to develop a single-junction, wide-gap solar cell with good stabilized parameters. The objectives of the subcontract are to (1) develop a cost-effective amorphous silicon PV technology to foster a viable amorphous silicon PV industry in the US, ensuring that this industry remains a world leader in the a-Si technology; (2) help the US a-Si PV industry achieve the US DOE PV Program FY 1995 milestone of 10% stable efficiency commercial thin-film modules; (3) help the US a-Si PV industry achieve 12% stable efficiency multi-junction a-Si:H modules for large-scale utility use by the year 2005. Issues covered in this report include (1) improved understanding of stability in materials and solar cells, (2) intrinsic materials optimization, (3) solar cells optimized for intrinsic layer performance, (4) p-type layer optimization, (5) top cell interfaces, and (6) solar cell grading.

Wronski, C.R.; Collins, R.W.; Fonash, S.J. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decay widths of ground-state and excited {Xi}{sub b} baryons in a nonrelativistic quark model  

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Decay processes of ground and excited bottom baryons are studied in the {sup 3}P{sub 0} nonrelativistic quark model with all model parameters fixed in the sector of light quarks. Using as an input the recent mass of {Xi}{sub b} and the theoretical masses of {Xi}{sub b}{sup *} and {Xi}{sub b}{sup '}, narrow decay widths are predicted for the ground-state bottom baryons {Xi}{sub b}{sup *} and {Xi}{sub b}{sup '}. The work predicts large decay widths, about 100 MeV for the {rho}-type orbital excitation states of {Xi}{sub b}.

Limphirat, Ayut [School of Physics, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000 (Thailand); Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics (ThEP), Commission on Higher Education, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand); Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000 (Thailand); Kobdaj, Chinorat; Suebka, Prasart; Yan, Yupeng [School of Physics, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000 (Thailand); Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics (ThEP), Commission on Higher Education, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

235

Pareto-optimal glowworm swarms optimization for smart grids management  

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This paper presents a novel nature-inspired multi-objective optimization algorithm. The method extends the glowworm swarm particles optimization algorithm with algorithmical enhancements which allow to identify optimal pareto front in the objectives ... Keywords: evolutionary optimization, micro-grids, pareto optimization, swarm-optimization

Eleonora Riva Sanseverino; Maria Luisa Di Silvestre; Roberto Gallea

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Catalyzed Water Oxidation by Solar Irradiation of Band-Gap-Narrowed Semiconductors (Part 2. Overview).  

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The objectives of this report are: (1) Investigate the catalysis of water oxidation by cobalt and manganese hydrous oxides immobilized on titania or silica nanoparticles, and dinuclear metal complexes with quinonoid ligands in order to develop a better understanding of the critical water oxidation chemistry, and rationally search for improved catalysts. (2) Optimize the light-harvesting and charge-separation abilities of stable semiconductors including both a focused effort to improve the best existing materials by investigating their structural and electronic properties using a full suite of characterization tools, and a parallel effort to discover and characterize new materials. (3) Combine these elements to examine the function of oxidation catalysts on Band-Gap-Narrowed Semiconductor (BGNSC) surfaces and elucidate the core scientific challenges to the efficient coupling of the materials functions.

Fujita,E.; Khalifah, P.; Lymar, S.; Muckerman, J.T.; Rodriguez, J.

2008-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalyzed Water Oxidation by Solar Irradiation of Band-Gap-Narrowed Semiconductors (Part 1. Overview).  

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The objectives of this report are: (1) Investigate the catalysis of water oxidation by cobalt and manganese hydrous oxides immobilized on titania or silica nanoparticles, and dinuclear metal complexes with quinonoid ligands in order to develop a better understanding of the critical water oxidation chemistry, and rationally search for improved catalysts. (2) Optimize the light-harvesting and charge-separation abilities of stable semiconductors including both a focused effort to improve the best existing materials by investigating their structural and electronic properties using a full suite of characterization tools, and a parallel effort to discover and characterize new materials. (3) Combine these elements to examine the function of oxidation catalysts on Band-Gap-Narrowed Semiconductor (BGNSC) surfaces and elucidate the core scientific challenges to the efficient coupling of the materials functions.

Fujita,E.; Khalifah, P.; Lymar, S.; Muckerman, J.T.; Rodgriguez, J.

2008-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

238

Optimization Online Digest -- July 2003  

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Mathematical optimization for the inverse problem of intensity modulated ... The global optimization of Morse clusters by potential energy transformations

239

Optimization Online Digest -- February 2013  

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Extension of Completely Positive Cone Relaxation to Polynomial Optimization ... Optimal Power Grid Protection through A Defender-Attacker-Defender Model

240

Optimization Online Digest -- February 2011  

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... Optimization for Power System Configuration with Renewable Energy in Remote Areas ... Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with ...

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241

Optimization Online Digest -- November 2004  

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Friedrich Eisenbrand, Gianpaolo Oriolo, Gautier Stauffer, Paolo Ventura. Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization Finding optimal algorithmic parameters using a ...

242

Energy Optimizers USA | Open Energy Information  

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Optimizers USA Optimizers USA Jump to: navigation, search Name Energy Optimizers USA Address 6 S. 3rd Street Place Tipp City, Ohio Zip 45371 Sector Biomass, Carbon, Geothermal energy, Services, Solar, Wind energy Product Business and legal services;Consulting;Energy audits/weatherization; Engineering/architectural/design;Installation;Investment/finances; Trainining and education Phone number 937-877-1919 Website http://www.energyoptimizersusa Coordinates 39.9610217°, -84.1712945° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.9610217,"lon":-84.1712945,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

243

Energy optimization system  

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A system for optimizing customer utility usage in a utility network of customer sites, each having one or more utility devices, where customer site is communicated between each of the customer sites and an optimization server having software for optimizing customer utility usage over one or more networks, including private and public networks. A customer site model for each of the customer sites is generated based upon the customer site information, and the customer utility usage is optimized based upon the customer site information and the customer site model. The optimization server can be hosted by an external source or within the customer site. In addition, the optimization processing can be partitioned between the customer site and an external source.

Zhou, Zhi; de Bedout, Juan Manuel; Kern, John Michael; Biyik, Emrah; Chandra, Ramu Sharat

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

244

NGNP Project Regulatory Gap Analysis for Modular HTGRs  

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The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project Regulatory Gap Analysis (RGA) for High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors (HTGR) was conducted to evaluate existing regulatory requirements and guidance against the design characteristics specific to a generic modular HTGR. This final report presents results and identifies regulatory gaps concerning current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing requirements that apply to the modular HTGR design concept. This report contains appendices that highlight important HTGR licensing issues that were found during the RGA study. The information contained in this report will be used to further efforts in reconciling HTGR-related gaps in the NRC licensing structure, which has to date largely focused on light water reactor technology.

Wayne Moe

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Crack Width Analysis of Floor Slabs from Hyster 550 FS Lift Truck with 55 Kip Pay Load  

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This calculation determines the probable crack width experienced by the slab on grade floor at Building 2404WA from a Hyster 550 FS lift truck having tire pressures of 124 psi while moving and placing Standard Waste Disposal Boxes within the building.

BLACK, D.G.

2003-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

246

On the Speed of the Eddy-Driven Jet and the Width of the Hadley Cell in the Southern Hemisphere  

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A strong correlation between the speed of the eddy-driven jet and the width of the Hadley cell is found to exist in the Southern Hemisphere, both in reanalysis data and in twenty-first-century integrations from the Intergovernmental Panel on ...

Paulo Ceppi; Dennis L. Hartmann

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Heuristic Drift-based Model of the Power Scrape-off width in H-mode Tokamaks  

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An heuristic model for the plasma scrape-off width in H-mode plasmas is introduced. Grad B and curv B drifts into the SOL are balanced against sonic parallel flows out of the SOL, to the divertor plates. The overall particle flow pattern posited is a modification for open field lines of Pfirsch-Shlüter flows to include sinks to the divertors. These assumptions result in an estimated SOL width of ~ 2a?p/R. They also result in a first-principles calculation of the particle confinement time of H-mode plasmas, qualitatively consistent with experimental observations. It is next assumed that anomalous perpendicular electron thermal diffusivity is the dominant source of heat flux across the separatrix, investing the SOL width, defined above, with heat from the main plasma. The separatrix temperature is calculated based on a two-point model balancing power input to the SOL with Spitzer-Härm parallel thermal conduction losses to the divertor. This results in a heuristic closed-form prediction for the power scrape-off width that is in reasonable quantitative agreement both in absolute magnitude and in scaling with recent experimental data from deuterium plasmas. Further work should include full numerical calculations, including all magnetic and electric drifts, as well as more thorough comparison with experimental data.

Robert J. Goldston

2011-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

248

An Heuristic Drift-Based Model of the Power Scrape-Off Width in H-Mode Tokamaks  

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An heuristic model for the plasma scrape-off width in H-mode plasmas is introduced. Grad B and curv B drifts into the SOL are balanced against sonic parallel flows out of the SOL, to the divertor plates. The overall mass flow pattern posited is a modification for open field lines of Pfirsch-Shlüter flows to include sinks to the divertors. These assumptions result in an estimated SOL width of 2a?p/R. They also result in a first-principles calculation of the particle confinement time of H-mode plasmas, qualitatively consistent with experimental observations. It is next assumed that anomalous perpendicular electron thermal diffusivity is the dominant source of heat flux across the separatrix, investing the SOL width, defined above, with heat from the main plasma. The separatrix temperature is calculated based on a two-point model balancing power input to the SOL with Spitzer-Härm parallel thermal conduction losses to the divertor. This results in an heuristic closed-form prediction for the power scrape-off width that is in remarkable quantitative agreement both in absolute magnitude and in scaling with recent experimental data. Further work should include full numerical calculations, including all magnetic and electric drifts, as well as more thorough comparison with experimental data.

Robert J. Goldston

2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

249

Cooling Plant Optimization Guide  

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Central cooling plants or district cooling systems account for 22 percent of energy costs for cooling commercial buildings. Improving the efficiency of central cooling plants will significantly impact peak demand and energy usage for both building owners and utilities. This guide identifies opportunities for optimizing a central cooling plant and provides a simplified optimization procedure. The guide focuses on plant optimization from the standpoint of minimizing energy costs and maximizing efficiencies...

1998-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

250

The gender gap on concept inventories in physics: what is consistent, what is inconsistent, and what factors influence the gap?  

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We review the literature on the gender gap on concept inventories in physics. Across studies, men consistently score higher on pre-tests of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) and Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE) by about 10%, and in most cases score higher on post-tests as well, also by about 10%. The average difference in normalized gain is about 6%. This difference is much smaller than the average difference in normalized gain between traditional lecture and interactive engagement (25%), but is large enough that it could impact the results of studies comparing the effectiveness of different teaching methods. Based on our analysis of 24 published articles comparing the impact of 34 factors that could potentially influence the gender gap, no single factor is sufficient to explain the gap. Several high-profile studies that have claimed to account for or reduce the gender gap have failed to be replicated, suggesting that isolated claims of explanations of the gender gap should be interpreted with ca...

Madsen, Adrian; Sayre, Eleanor C

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Optimization Online - Test  

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Jan 25, 2006 ... Test. Andrew Goldberg (goldberg ***at*** cs.wisc.edu). Abstract: Test. Keywords: Test. Category 1: Infinite Dimensional Optimization ...

252

Nonlinear Optimization Test  

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Jun 8, 2000 ... Nonlinear Optimization Test Goux Jean-Pierre Abstract : this is my abstract. Keywords : this are keywords. Citation: : this is a citation. Download ...

253

Postscript - Optimization Online  

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design of an industrial electric motor. This allows to show that ...... We consider the optimal design of Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) syn-. chronous motors [19

254

Distributionally Robust Convex Optimization  

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function of the respective optimization problem, and the upper curve reports the out-of-sample results from a .... Duxbury Thomson Learning, 2nd edition, 2002.

255

Homotopy optimization methods for global optimization.  

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We define a new method for global optimization, the Homotopy Optimization Method (HOM). This method differs from previous homotopy and continuation methods in that its aim is to find a minimizer for each of a set of values of the homotopy parameter, rather than to follow a path of minimizers. We define a second method, called HOPE, by allowing HOM to follow an ensemble of points obtained by perturbation of previous ones. We relate this new method to standard methods such as simulated annealing and show under what circumstances it is superior. We present results of extensive numerical experiments demonstrating performance of HOM and HOPE.

Dunlavy, Daniel M.; O'Leary, Dianne P. (University of Maryland, College Park, MD)

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Numericl modeling of graded band gap CIGS solar cells  

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The high efficiency reported recently by NREL for CIGS solar cells demonstrates the potential of band gap grading in producing high efficiency thin film solar cells. In order to reap the full benefits of this design strategy, a clear understanding of the fundamental device physics of these structures is needed. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role grading of the band gap plays in achieving high conversion efficiencies. To aid in this examination, a detailed numerical device simulation program, ADEPT, is used.

Gray, J.L.; Lee, Youn Jung

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

257

A new gap separation mechanism for APS insertion devices.  

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A new gap separation mechanism for use with the standard Advanced Photon Source (APS) 3.3-cm-period undulator magnetic structures has been designed and built and the first system has been installed in the APS storage ring. The system allows a minimum magnetic gap of 10 mm for use with the APS 8-mm insertion device vacuum chambers. The mechanism is a bolted steel frame structure with a simple 4-motor mechanical drive train. The control system uses servomotors with incremental rotary encoders and virtual absolute linear encoders.

Trakhtenberg, E. M.; Tcheskidov, V.; Den Hartog, P. K.; Deriy, B.; Erdmann, M.; Makarov, O.; Moog, E. R.

1999-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

258

Central Networks Low Carbon Hub Optimizing renewable energy resources in  

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Networks Low Carbon Hub Optimizing renewable energy resources in Networks Low Carbon Hub Optimizing renewable energy resources in Lincolnshire (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Central Networks Low Carbon Hub Optimizing renewable energy resources in Lincolnshire Country United Kingdom Headquarters Location Lincolnshire, United Kingdom Coordinates 53.21788°, -0.19997° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":53.21788,"lon":-0.19997,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Advanced Vacuum Clean Equipment Optimizer Ltd AVACO | Open Energy  

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Vacuum Clean Equipment Optimizer Ltd AVACO Vacuum Clean Equipment Optimizer Ltd AVACO Jump to: navigation, search Name Advanced Vacuum & Clean Equipment Optimizer Ltd (AVACO) Place Daegu, Daegu, Korea (Republic) Product Korean manufacturer of flat panel display equipments; makes sputtering equipment for cell manufacturing. Coordinates 35.88871°, 128.614868° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.88871,"lon":128.614868,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

260

Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners  

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Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners Title Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2000 Authors Shugars, John, Philip Coleman, Christopher T. Payne, and Laura Van Wie McGrory Conference Name Proceedings from the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Volume 10 Pagination 217-226 Date Published 01/2000 Abstract The energy efficiency ofmany products has increased markedly over the past decade. A conspicuous exception to this trend is commercialpackaged rooftop air conditioners, which have experiencedlittle to no efficiency improvement since 1992 when the Energy Policy Act of 1992 imposed federal minimum standards. Packaged rooftop units have been estimated to use on the order of76 billion kWh annually in the US, at a cost ofroughly $5.6 billion. Sales of these units are growing, and the majority of units sold have energy efficiency ratios (EERs) at orjust above the current national minimum efficiency standards. In this paper we document the static efficiencies ofcommercialpackaged air conditioners, explore the reasons behindthis efficiency gap, and assess opportunities for overcoming the barriers to efficiency improvements in these products.

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Gap junction-mediated electrical transmission: Regulatory mechanisms and plasticity  

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Gap junction-mediated electrical transmission: Regulatory mechanisms and plasticity Alberto E of synaptic transmission: chemical and electrical. While most efforts have been dedicated to the understanding in revised form 16 May 2012 Accepted 23 May 2012 Available online 31 May 2012 Keywords: Electrical synapse

Rash, John E.

262

Thermally Driven Gap Winds into the Mexico City Basin  

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A southeasterly flow in the form of a low-level jet that enters the Mexico City basin through a mountain gap in the southeast corner of the basin developed consistently in the afternoons or early evenings during a four-week 1997 winter field ...

J. C. Doran; S. Zhong

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Observations of gas flows inside a protoplanetary gap  

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Gaseous giant planet formation is thought to occur in the first few million years following stellar birth. Models predict that giant planet formation carves a deep gap in the dust component (shallower in the gas). Infrared observations of the disk around the young star HD142527, at ~140pc, found an inner disk ~10AU in radius, surrounded by a particularly large gap, with a disrupted outer disk beyond 140AU, indicative of a perturbing planetary-mass body at ~90 AU. From radio observations, the bulk mass is molecular and lies in the outer disk, whose continuum emission has a horseshoe morphology. The vigorous stellar accretion rate would deplete the inner disk in less than a year, so in order to sustain the observed accretion, matter must flow from the outer-disk into the cavity and cross the gap. In dynamical models, the putative protoplanets channel outer-disk material into gap-crossing bridges that feed stellar accretion through the inner disk. Here we report observations with the Atacama Large Millimetre Arr...

Casassus, Simon; M., Sebastian Perez; Dent, William R F; Fomalont, Ed; Hagelberg, Janis; Hales, Antonio; Jordán, Andrés; Mawet, Dimitri; Ménard, Francois; Wootten, Al; Wilner, David; Hughes, A Meredith; Schreiber, Matthias R; Girard, Julien H; Ercolano, Barbara; Canovas, Hector; Román, Pablo E; Salinas, Vachail

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive fuzzy control for inter-vehicle gap keeping  

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Abstract—There is a broad range of diverse technologies under the generic topic of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) that holds the answer to many of the transportation problems. In this paper, one approach to ITS is presented. One of the most important research topics in this field is adaptive cruise control (ACC). The main features of this kind of controller are the adaptation of the speed of the car to a predefined one and the keeping of a safe gap between the controlled car and the preceding vehicle on the road. We present an ACC controller based on fuzzy logic, which assists the speed and distance vehicle control, offering driving strategies and actuation over the throttle of a car. The driving information is supplied by the car tachometer and a RTK differential GPS, and the actuation over the car is made through an electronic interface that simulates the electrical signal of the accelerator pedal directly to the onboard computer. This control is embedded in an automatic driving system installed in two testbed mass-produced cars instrumented for testing the work of these controllers in a real environment. The results obtained in these experiments show a very good performance of the gap controller, which is adaptable to all the speeds and safe gap selections. Index Terms—Autonomous vehicles, longitudinal control, intelligent vehicles, field experiments, fuzzy logic, adaptive cruise control (ACC), safe gap, Stop&Go, platoon driving, wireless communications, intelligent transportation systems (ITS). I.

José E. Naranjo; Carlos González; Jesús Reviejo; Ricardo García; Teresa De Pedro

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Bridging the semantic gap in sports video retrieval and summarization  

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One of the major challenges facing current media management systems and related applications is the so-called ''semantic gap'' between the rich meaning that a user desires and the shallowness of the content descriptions that are automatically extracted ... Keywords: Event detection, Semantic video analysis, Video summarization

Baoxin Li; James H. Errico; Hao Pan; Ibrahim Sezan

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Scaling up energy efficiency: bridging the action gap  

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Scaling up energy efficiency: bridging the action gap 2-3 April 2007 International Energy Agency the efficiency with which energy is produced and used is important because this addresses policy objectives concentrations, accelerating global warming and climate change. The importance of energy efficiency

267

Addressing the semantic gap between video sensors and applications  

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In this paper, we propose a framework to support the bridging of applications and computer-vision based sensor networks. We argue that the semantic gap, the difference between the data collected in a sensor network and the information needed by the application, ... Keywords: data fusion, user interfaces, video sensors

Wu-chi Feng; Khanh Nguyen; Feng Liu; Thanh Dang

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Spectral gap for the zero range process with constant rate  

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We solve an open problem concerning the relaxation time (inverse spectral gap) of the zero range process in $\\mathbf {Z}^d/L\\mathbf {Z}^d$ with constant rate, proving a tight upper bound of $O((\\rho +1)^2L^2)$, where $\\rho$ is the density of particles.

Ben Morris

2004-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

269

The Influence of Blank-Width Ratio on Stress Field during Heavy Axial Forgings Manufacturing with Horizontal V-Shaped Anvils  

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The forging method with horizontal V-shaped anvils (HVA) is effective in the control of inner stress states, metal tissue, etc. FEM numerical simulation is conducted for the HVA forging method, given the blank-width ratio 0.5, 1.0 and 1.2, respectively, ... Keywords: horizontal V-shaped anvil, anvil-width ratio, blank-width ratio, axial forging, stress field

Li Li; Wang Qian; Yu Suoqing; Ni Liyong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #516: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap  

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6: April 28, 6: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #516: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #516: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #516: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #516: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #516: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #516: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap on AddThis.com... Fact #516: April 28, 2008 The Petroleum Gap In 1989 the transportation sector petroleum consumption surpassed U.S. petroleum production for the first time, creating a gap that must be met

271

Optimization Online - Optimal Job Scheduling with Day-ahead Price ...  

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Aug 17, 2011 ... Optimization Online. Optimal Job Scheduling with Day-ahead Price and Random Local Distributed Generation: A Two-stage Robust Approach.

272

Risk and robust optimization  

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This thesis develops and explores the connections between risk theory and robust optimization. Specifically, we show that there is a one-to-one correspondence between a class of risk measures known as coherent risk measures ...

Brown, David Benjamin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Polyethylene fiber drawing optimization  

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Polymer fiber drawing creates fibers with enhanced thermal conductivity and strength compared to bulk polymer because drawing aligns the molecular chains. I optimize the polymer fiber drawing method in order to achieve ...

Chiloyan, Vazrik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Optimizing workflow data footprint  

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In this paper we examine the issue of optimizing disk usage and scheduling large-scale scientific workflows onto distributed resources where the workflows are data-intensive, requiring large amounts of data storage, and the resources have limited storage ...

Gurmeet Singh; Karan Vahi; Arun Ramakrishnan; Gaurang Mehta; Ewa Deelman; Henan Zhao; Rizos Sakellariou; Kent Blackburn; Duncan Brown; Stephen Fairhurst; David Meyers; G. Bruce Berriman; John Good; Daniel S. Katz

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Optimal transport strategies  

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It is generally presupposed that the shapes and mechanisms encountered in nature have evolved in such a way as to maximize the robustness of a species. However, most such optimization problems arising in biology are ...

Kim, Wonjung, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Optimal distance separating halfspace  

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Plastria & Carrizosa / Optimal distance separating halfspace. 2. 1 Gauge Distance to a Hyperplane. Let ? be a gauge on Rd with unit ball B, i.e. B is a compact ...

277

Optimization of Hot Standby  

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Energy Optimization is one of the key issues facing the chemical process industries today. The drivers are both economic and environmental. Utilities are among the top operating expenses for manufacturers, reflecting elevated energy prices and the energy

de Souza, J.; Holden, D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

1052.ps - Optimization Online  

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a natural approach of formulating problems where it is necessary to simultaneously. optimize the system ... deign of gas or water transmission networks. ..... region of the linear programming relaxation is compressed because of the decrease.

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1093.ps - Optimization Online  

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The Semidefinite Program (SDP) is a fundamental problem in mathematical .... SDPs arising from quantum chemistry [11, 24] and polynomial optimization [17, 19], ...... R. Saigal and L. Vandenberghe, Handbook of Semidefinite Programming ,.

280

View - Optimization Online  

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accuracy and v(xk) is not sufficiently small, or if the new constraint violation satisfies ...... RRR 12-94, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. ... Nonlinear Optimization, Technical Report, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Ox-.

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281

Optimal Parametric Auctions  

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We study the problem of profit maximization in auctions of one good where the buyers' valuations are drawn from independent distributions. When these distributions are known to the seller, Myerson's optimal auction is a ...

Azar, Pablo

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

282

Smoothness of the Gap Function in the BCS-Bogoliubov Theory of Superconductivity  

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We deal with the gap equation in the BCS-Bogoliubov theory of superconductivity, where the gap function is a function of the temperature $T$ only. We show that the squared gap function is of class $C^2$ on the closed interval $[\\,0,\\,T_c\\,]$. Here, $T_c$ stands for the transition temperature. Furthermore, we show that the gap function is monotonically decreasing on $[0,\\,T_c]$ and obtain the behavior of the gap function at $T=T_c$. We mathematically point out some more properties of the gap function.

Shuji Watanabe

2010-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

283

Microsoft Word - IMBA Gap Analysis Final 20060831.doc  

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

DOE/EH-0711 DOE/EH-0711 Gap Analysis for IMBA and DOE Safety Software Central Registry Recommendation Final U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety and Health 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-2040 August 2006 DOE/EH-0711 i INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE/EH-0711 ii FOREWORD This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the safety software quality assurance attributes of the Integrated Modules for Bioassay Analysis (IMBA) Expert (tm) USDOE-Edition and Professional Plus computer products relative to the safety software requirements identified in DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance. This evaluation, a gap analysis, is performed according to DOE G 414.1-4 and is a requisite

284

Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps  

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Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs - Phase 2 (July/August 2013) Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs - Phase 2 (July/August 2013) DOE has recognized that the electricity industry needs workforce development resources that can aid in the accelerating need for Secure Power Systems Professionals, while at the same time identifying capabilities and competencies to protect and enable the modernized grid currently being built. In the spring of 2011 a project was initiated to identify those capabilities and competencies along with assessing the need and qualifications for a certification program for Secure Power Systems

285

Selection Intensity in Genetic Algorithms with Generation Gaps  

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This paper presents calculations of the selection intensity of common selection and replacement methods used in genetic algorithms (GAs) with generation gaps. The selection intensity measures the increase of the average fitness of the population after selection, and it can be used to predict the average fitness of the population at each iteration as well as the number of steps until the population converges to a unique solution. In addition, the theory explains the fast convergence of some algorithms with small generation gaps. The accuracy of the calculations was verified experimentally with a simple test function. The results of this study facilitate comparisons between different algorithms, and provide a tool to adjust the selection pressure, which is indispensable to obtain robust algorithms.

Cantu-Paz, E.

2000-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

286

RADIOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENTS OF SNAP FUEL ELEMENT END GAPS  

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A nondestructive method was developed for measuring the spacings at the ends of fuel rods in completed SNAP fuel elements. A precisely aligned radiographic technique is employed to form an undistorted image on extra fine grain radiographic film. The end gap is then measured with a 20 x measuring microscope. The radiographic technique, alignment gages, and film reading methods are described for measuring gaps at the blend end and blind end of the fuel elements. The accuracy of measurements at the blend end ranges from plus or minus 0.0005 in. for spacings up to 0.010 in. to plus or minus 0.002 in. for spacings above 0.025 in. The accuracy at the blind end is about one-half that at the blend end. (auth)

Barry, R.C.

1962-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spark gap switch system is disclosed which is capable of operating at a high pulse rate comprising an insulated switch housing having a purging gas entrance port and a gas exit port, a pair of spaced apart electrodes each having one end thereof within the housing and defining a spark gap therebetween, an easily condensable and preferably low molecular weight insulating gas flowing through the switch housing from the housing, a heat exchanger/condenser for condensing the insulating gas after it exits from the housing, a pump for recirculating the condensed insulating gas as a liquid back to the housing, and a heater exchanger/evaporator to vaporize at least a portion of the condensed insulating gas back into a vapor prior to flowing the insulating gas back into the housing.

Thayer, III, William J. (Kent, WA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

The imaginary part of the gap function in color superconductivity  

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We clarify general properties of the energy gap regarding its functional dependence on the energy-momentum dictated by the invariance under a space inversion or a time reversal. Then we derive perturbatively the equation of the imaginary part of the gap function for dense QCD in weak coupling and generalize our results from 2SC case to CFL case. We confirm that the imaginary part is down by $g$ relative to the real part in weak coupling. The numerical results show that, up to the leading order, the imaginary part is no larger than one MeV at extremely large densities and can be as large as several MeV the densities are of physical interest.

Bo Feng; Defu Hou; Jiarong Li; Hai-cang Ren

2006-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

289

Optimization Online Digest -- January 2001  

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E. Alper Yildirim, Michael J. Todd. Network Optimization Newton Algorithms for Large-Scale Strictly Convex Separable Network Optimization Aleksandar Donev  ...

290

Optimization of Lithium Titanate Electrodes  

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Optimization of Lithium Titanate Electrodes Title Optimization of Lithium Titanate Electrodes Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2006 Authors Christensen, John,...

291

Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization  

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Nov 22, 2012 ... Our goal is to find the minimum cost design by choosing optimal ..... et al., 1998), the optimal response to catastrophic oil spills such as the ...

292

Optimization Online Digest -- January 2013  

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Optimization Online Digest — January 2013. Applications — OR and Management Sciences A two-step optimization approach for job shop scheduling problem ...

293

LHC Abort Gap Cleaning Studies During Luminosity Operation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The presence of significant intensities of un-bunched beam is a potentially serious issue in the LHC. Procedures using damper kickers for cleaning both the Abort Gap (AG) and the buckets targeted for injection, are currently in operation at flat bottom. Recent observations of relatively high population of the AG during physics runs brought up the need for AG cleaning during luminosity operation. In this paper the results of experimental studies performed in October 2011 are presented.

Gianfelice-Wendt, E.; /Fermilab; Bartmann, W.; Boccardi, A.; Bracco, C.; Bravin, E.; Goddard, B.; Hofle, W.; Jacquet, D.; Jeff, A.; Kain, V.; Meddahi, M.; /CERN

2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

294

Gap Analysis Comparing LLNL ISMS and ISO 14001  

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A gap analysis was conducted comparing the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) with the international standard ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and with Department of Energy (DOE) Order 450.1. This analysis was accomplished as part of LLNL's assessment of the impacts of adopting DOE Order 450.1 and comprises a portion of its continuous improvement efforts under ISMS.

Doerr, T B

2004-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

295

Gender Gaps in the Mathematical Sciences: The Creativity Factor  

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This article presents an overview, and recent history, of studies of gender gaps in the mathematically-intensive sciences. Included are several statistics about gender differences in science, and about public resources aimed at addressing them. We then examine the role that gender differences in creativity play in explaining the recent and current gender differences in the mathematical sciences, and identify several constructive suggestions aimed at improving analytical creativity output in research institutions.

Hill, Theodore P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Gas flow stabilized megavolt spark gap for repetitive pulses  

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A high voltage spark gap switch including a housing having first and second end walls being spaced apart by a predetermined distance. A first electrode is positioned on the first end wall and a second electrode is positioned on the second end wall. The first and second electrodes are operatively disposed relative to each other and are spaced apart by a predetermined gap. An inlet conduit is provided for supplying gas to the first electrode. The conduit includes a nozzle for dispersing the gas in the shape of an annular jet. The gas is supplied into the housing at a predetermined velocity. A venturi housing is disposed within the second electrode. An exhaust conduit is provided for discharging gas and residue from the housing. The gas supplied at the predetermined velocity to the housing through the inlet conduit and the nozzle in an annular shape traverses the gap between the first and second electrodes and entrains low velocity gas within the housing decreasing the velocity of the gas supplied to the housing and increasing the diameter of the annular shape. The venturi disposed within the second electrode recirculates a large volume of gas to clean and cool the surface of the electrodes.

Lawson, Robert N. (Albuquerque, NM); O' Malley, Martin W. (Albuquerque, NM); Rohwein, Gerald J. (Albuquerque, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Implications of mercury interactions with band-gap semiconductor oxides  

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Titanium dioxide is a well-known photooxidation catalyst. It will oxidize mercury in the presence of ultraviolet light from the sun and oxygen and/or moisture to form mercuric oxide. Several companies manufacture self-cleaning windows. These windows have a transparent coating of titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide is capable of destroying organic contaminants in air in the presence of ultraviolet light from the sun, thereby keeping the windows clean. The commercially available self-cleaning windows were used to sequester mercury from oxygen–nitrogen mixtures. Samples of the self-cleaning glass were placed into specially designed photo-reactors in order to study the removal of elemental mercury from oxygen–nitrogen mixtures resembling air. The possibility of removing mercury from ambient air with a self-cleaning glass apparatus is examined. The intensity of 365-nm ultraviolet light was similar to the natural intensity from sunlight in the Pittsburgh region. Passive removal of mercury from the air may represent an option in lieu of, or in addition to, point source clean-up at combustion facilities. There are several common band-gap semiconductor oxide photocatalysts. Sunlight (both the ultraviolet and visible light components) and band-gap semiconductor particles may have a small impact on the global cycle of mercury in the environment. The potential environmental consequences of mercury interactions with band-gap semiconductor oxides are discussed. Heterogeneous photooxidation might impact the global transport of elemental mercury emanating from flue gases.

Granite, E.J.; King, W.P.; Stanko, D.C.; Pennline, H.W.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Control vector optimal structure for minimal-time networks optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The methodology for the electronic networks optimization was elaborated by means of the optimal control theory approach. In this case the problem of the electronic system design is formulated as a classical problem of functional minimization of the optimal ... Keywords: Lyapunov function, circuit optimization, control theory application, minimal-time system design

Alexander Zemliak; Miguel Torres; Antonio Michua

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Optimization strategies for discrete multi-material stiffness optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Design of composite laminated lay-ups are formulated as discrete multi-material selection problems. The design problem can be modeled as a non-convex mixed-integer optimization problem. Such problems are in general only solvable to global optimality ... Keywords: Integer optimization, Laminated composite materials, Optimal design, Sensitivity analysis, Solution strategies

Christian Frier Hvejsel; Erik Lund; Mathias Stolpe

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Technical Standards, CFAST-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 | Department of  

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Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 Technical Standards, CFAST-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 May 3, 2004 DOE-EH-4.2.1.3-CFAST-Gap Analysis, Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: CFAST Gap Analysis This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of the CFAST computer code for accident analysis applications, relative to established requirements. This evaluation, a "gap analysis," is performed to meet commitment 4.2.1.3 of the Department of Energy's Implementation Plan to resolve SQA issues identified in the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1. Technical Standards, CFAST-Gap Analysis More Documents & Publications Technical Standards, CFAST-Code Guidance - July 23, 2004 Technical Standards, MELCOR - Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004

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301

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #414: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap  

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4: March 6, 2006 4: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #414: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #414: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #414: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #414: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #414: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #414: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap on AddThis.com... Fact #414: March 6, 2006 The Petroleum Gap Since 1989, the transportation sector alone has used more petroleum than the United States produces. The current projections indicate that by the

302

Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen...  

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Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector Jump to: navigation, search Name Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the...

303

Gap Winds in a Fjord. Part I: Observations and Numerical Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Gap winds in Howe Sound, British Columbia, are described and placed in context by reviewing studies of similar phenomena in other locations. An observational program consisting of a surface mesonetwork and vertical soundings shows that gap winds ...

Peter L. Jackson; D. G. Steyn

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Wind Regimes Associated with a Mountain Gap at the Northeastern Adriatic Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Winds through the Vratnik Pass, a mountain gap in the Dinaric Alps, Croatia, are polarized along the gap axis that extends in the northeast–southwest direction. Although stronger northeasterly wind at the Vratnik Pass is frequently related to the ...

Danijel Beluši?; Mario Hrastinski; Željko Ve?enaj; Branko Grisogono

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Efficient algorithms for pattern matching with general gaps, character classes, and transposition invariance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We develop efficient dynamic programming algorithms for pattern matching with general gaps and character classes. We consider patterns of the form p 0 g( Keywords: Bounded length gaps, Character classes, Sparse dynamic programming, String matching, Transposition invariance

Kimmo Fredriksson; Szymon Grabowski

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Gap Flows through Idealized Topography. Part II: Effects of Rotation and Surface Friction  

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Numerical simulations are conducted of geostrophically balanced flow over an isolated mountain cut by a horizontal gap. The relative importance of the along-gap synoptic-scale pressure gradient and terrain-induced mesoscale circulations for the ...

Saša Gaberšek; Dale R. Durran

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Wind Regimes Associated with a Mountain Gap at the Northeastern Adriatic Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Winds through the Vratnik Pass, a mountain gap in the Dinaric Alps, Croatia, are polarized along the gap axis that extends in the northeast-southwest direction. Although stronger northeasterly wind at the Vratnik Pass is frequently related to the ...

Danijel Beluši?; Mario Hrastinski; Željko Ve?enaj; Branko Grisogono

308

Wavenumber Analysis of Azimuthally Distributed Data: Assessing Maximum Allowable Gap Size  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Performing wavenumber decomposition on azimuthally distributed data such as those in tropical cyclones can be challenging when data gaps exist in the signal. In the literature, ad hoc approaches are found to determine maximum gap size beyond which ...

Sylvie Lorsolo; Altu? Aksoy

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

White-light scanning interferometer for absolute nano-scale gap thickness measurement  

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A special configuration of white-light scanning interferometer is described for measuring the absolute air gap thickness between two planar plates brought into close proximity. The measured gap is not located in any ...

Xu, Zhiguang

310

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #465: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap  

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5: April 16, 5: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #465: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #465: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #465: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #465: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #465: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #465: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap on AddThis.com... Fact #465: April 16, 2007 The Petroleum Gap (Revised April 18, 2007) Since 1989, the transportation sector alone has used more petroleum than

311

The evolution of the width of X-ray flares with time in Gamma-ray bursts  

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We present one of the most intriguing results obtained with an updated catalog of 113 early time (i.e. t{sub pk} < or approx. 1000 s) and 36 late time (i.e. t{sub pk} > or approx. 1000 s) X-ray flares detected by Swift in the afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB): the evolution of the width of the flares with time. This result, together with other properties investigated on early and late time flares and bright flares, provides a clear observational property that every model aiming at explaining the GRB emission has to face.

Bernardini, Maria Grazia [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, via Bianchi 46, I-23807 Merate (Italy); ICRANet, P.le della Repubblica 10, I-65100 Pescara (Italy); Chincarini, Guido; Margutti, Raffaella [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, via Bianchi 46, I-23807 Merate (Italy); University of Milano Bicocca, Physics Dept., P.zza della Scienza 3, I-20126 Milano (Italy)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

312

Engineers and the Web: An analysis of real life gaps in information usage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Engineers face a wide range of gaps when trying to identify, acquire, and utilize information from the Web. To be able to avoid creating such gaps, it is essential to understand them in detail. This paper reports the results of a study of the real life ... Keywords: Critical incident technique, Engineers, Gaps, Information usage processes

Jeroen Kraaijenbrink

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Hopper Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Optimization Performance and Optimization Compiler Comparisons Comparison of different compilers with different options on several benchmarks. Read More » Using OpenMP Effectively Performance implications and case studies of codes combining MPI and OpenMP Read More » Reordering MPI Ranks Reordering MPI ranks can result in improved application performance depending on the communication patterns of the application. Read More » Application Performance Variability on Hopper How an application is placed across Hopper's roughly 6300 compute nodes can affect its performance. See a study of application runtimes vs node placement. Read More » Hopper Performance Monitoring Benchmarking performance of scientific applications on Hopper Read More » Hopper:Improving I/O performance to GSCRATCH and PROJECT

314

Reverse Osmosis Optimization  

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This technology evaluation was prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). ¬The technology evaluation assesses techniques for optimizing reverse osmosis (RO) systems to increase RO system performance and water efficiency. This evaluation provides a general description of RO systems, the influence of RO systems on water use, and key areas where RO systems can be optimized to reduce water and energy consumption. The evaluation is intended to help facility managers at Federal sites understand the basic concepts of the RO process and system optimization options, enabling them to make informed decisions during the system design process for either new projects or recommissioning of existing equipment. This evaluation is focused on commercial-sized RO systems generally treating more than 80 gallons per hour.¬

McMordie-Stoughton, Katherine L.; Duan, Xiaoli; Wendel, Emily M.

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

315

Lattice Boltzmann Simulation Optimization  

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Boltzmann Boltzmann Simulation Optimization on Leading Multicore Platforms Selected as Best Paper in Application Track, IPDPS 2008, April 14-28, Miami, Florida, USA Samuel Williams † , Jonathan Carter , Leonid Oliker John Shalf , Katherine Yelick † CRD/NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA 94720 † CS Division, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 {SWWilliams, JTCarter, LOliker, JShalf, KAYelick}@lbl.gov Abstract We present an auto-tuning approach to optimize ap- plication performance on emerging multicore architec- tures. The methodology extends the idea of search- based performance optimizations, popular in linear al- gebra and FFT libraries, to application-specific com- putational kernels. Our work applies this strategy to a lattice Boltzmann application (LBMHD) that histor- ically has made poor use of scalar microprocessors

316

Parallel Algorithms for Graph Optimization using Tree Decompositions  

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Although many $\\cal{NP}$-hard graph optimization problems can be solved in polynomial time on graphs of bounded tree-width, the adoption of these techniques into mainstream scientific computation has been limited due to the high memory requirements of the necessary dynamic programming tables and excessive runtimes of sequential implementations. This work addresses both challenges by proposing a set of new parallel algorithms for all steps of a tree decomposition-based approach to solve the maximum weighted independent set problem. A hybrid OpenMP/MPI implementation includes a highly scalable parallel dynamic programming algorithm leveraging the MADNESS task-based runtime, and computational results demonstrate scaling. This work enables a significant expansion of the scale of graphs on which exact solutions to maximum weighted independent set can be obtained, and forms a framework for solving additional graph optimization problems with similar techniques.

Sullivan, Blair D [ORNL; Weerapurage, Dinesh P [ORNL; Groer, Christopher S [ORNL

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Distributed Optimization System  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A search system and method for controlling multiple agents to optimize an objective using distributed sensing and cooperative control. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace. The objective can be: chemical sources, temperature sources, radiation sources, light sources, evaders, trespassers, explosive sources, time dependent sources, time independent sources, function surfaces, maximization points, minimization points, and optimal control of a system such as a communication system, an economy, a crane, and a multi-processor computer.

Hurtado, John E. (Albuquerque, NM); Dohrmann, Clark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

318

An Observational Study of the Boundary-Layer Winds in the Exit Region of a Mountain Gap  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An observational study was undertaken at selected sites in and around a mountain gap to understand the downwind increase of winds transiting the gap. Observations indicate that there is a fanning out of surface winds emerging out of the gap. ...

G. Ramachandran; K. V. Rao; K. Krishna

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Chiral symmetry breaking revisited: the gap equation with lattice ingredients  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study chiral symmetry breaking in QCD, using as ingredients in the quark gap equation recent lattice results for the gluon and ghost propagators. The Ansatz employed for the quark-gluon vertex is purely non-Abelian, introducing a crucial dependence on the ghost dressing function and the quark-ghost scattering amplitude. The numerical impact of these quantities is considerable: the need to invoke confinement explicitly is avoided, and the dynamical quark masses generated are of the order of 300 MeV. In addition, the pion decay constant and the quark condensate are computed, and are found to be in good agreement with phenomenology.

Aguilar, Arlene C. [Federal University of ABC, CCNH, Rua Santa Adelia 166, CEP 09210-170, Santo Andre (Brazil)

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

320

Direct control of air gap flux in permanent magnet machines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for field weakening in PM machines uses field weakening coils (35, 44, 45, 71, 72) to produce flux in one or more stators (34, 49, 63, 64), including a flux which counters flux normally produced in air gaps between the stator(s) (34, 49, 63, 64) and the rotor (20, 21, 41, 61) which carries the PM poles. Several modes of operation are introduced depending on the magnitude and polarity of current in the field weakening coils (35, 44, 45, 71, 72). The invention is particularly useful for, but not limited to, the electric vehicle drives and PM generators.

Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Fermi velocity renormalization and dynamical gap generation in graphene  

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We study the renormalization of the Fermi velocity by the long-range Coulomb interactions between the charge carriers in the Dirac-cone approximation for the effective low-energy description of the electronic excitations in graphene at half filling. Solving the coupled system of Dyson-Schwinger equations for the dressing functions in the corresponding fermion propagator with various approximations for the particle-hole polarization we observe that Fermi velocity renormalization effects generally lead to a considerable increase of the critical coupling for dynamical gap generation and charge-density wave formation at the semimetal-insulator transition.

C. Popovici; C. S. Fischer; L. von Smekal

2013-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

322

Holistic ship design optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ship design is a complex endeavor requiring the successful coordination of many disciplines, of both technical and non-technical nature, and of individual experts to arrive at valuable design solutions. Inherently coupled with the design process is design ... Keywords: Enhanced survivability, Genetic algorithms, Holistic ship design, Minimization of resistance and wash, Multi-objective optimization

Apostolos Papanikolaou

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

933.ps - Optimization Online  

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Aug 30, 2004 ... optimization problem on a ner grid (see Griewank and Toint, 1982, Banks, Gill and .... clear that n is typically large, since it usually grows as some power of the ...... extensions to be possible and the resulting algorithms to be of ...

324

Cooling Water System Optimization  

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During summer months, many manufacturing plants have to cut back in rates because the cooling water system is not providing sufficient cooling to support higher production rates. There are many low/no-cost techniques available to improve tower performance. To understand the importance of the optimization techniques, cooling tower theory will be discussed first.

Aegerter, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Optimization in Mung Chiang  

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Optimization in Networking Mung Chiang Princeton University 10th MOPTA August 18, 2010 #12;Routing variables {xl, s} #12;Power Control P. Hande,S. Rangan, M. Chiang, X. Wu, "Distributed uplink power control. Chen, S. Liu, S. Sengputa, M. Chiang, J. Li, and P. A. Chou, "P2P streaming capacity", IEEE

Chiang, Mung

326

Technical Standards, MACCS2, Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 | Department of  

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MACCS2, Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 MACCS2, Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 Technical Standards, MACCS2, Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 May 3, 2004 Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: MACCS2 Gap Analysis The MACCS2 software, for radiological dispersion and consequence analysis, is one of the codes designated for the toolbox. To determine the actions needed to bring the MACCS2 code into compliance with the SQA qualification criteria, and develop an estimate of the resources required to perform the upgrade, the Implementation Plan has committed to sponsoring a code-specific gap analysis document. Technical Standards, MACCS2, Gap Analysis More Documents & Publications Technical Standards, Guidance on MACCS2 Computer Code - June 30, 2004 Technical Standards, MELCOR - Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004

327

Examination of Factors Contributing to the Achievement Gap of Native American Students in Select School Districts in Michigan.  

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??Most of the studies on student achievement gaps involve the Black-White achievement gap due to the availability of significant sample populations in order to draw… (more)

Harwood, Thomas R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Hanford Waste Physical and Rheological Properties: Data and Gaps  

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The retrieval, transport, treatment and disposal operations associated with Hanford Tank Wastes involve the handling of a wide range of slurries. Knowledge of the physical and rheological properties of the waste is a key component to the success of the design and implementation of the waste processing facilities. Previous efforts to compile and analyze the physical and rheological properties were updated with new results including information on solids composition and density, particle size distributions, slurry rheology, and particle settling behavior. The primary source of additional data is from a recent series of tests sponsored by the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. These tests involved an extensive suite of characterization and bench-scale process testing of 8 waste groups representing approximately 75% of the high-level waste mass expected to be processed through the WTP. Additional information on the morphology of the waste solids was also included. Based on the updated results, a gap analysis to identify gaps in characterization data, analytical methods and data interpretation was completed.

Kurath, Dean E.; Wells, Beric E.; Huckaby, James L.; Mahoney, Lenna A.; Daniel, Richard C.; Burns, Carolyn A.; Tingey, Joel M.; Cooley, Scott K.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

The Frontal Width Problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of two low-level frontal passages by a hot-wire anemometer placed at 3 m above the ground provide evidence that frontal zones and the postfrontal regions exhibit enhanced kinetic energy dissipation. These observations support a ...

W. Blumen; M. Piper

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Simulation-based optimization: practical introduction to simulation optimization  

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The merging of optimization and simulation technologies has seen a rapid growth in recent years. A Google search on "Simulation Optimization" returns more than six thousand pages where this phrase appears. The content of these pages ranges from articles, ...

Jay April; Fred Glover; James P. Kelly; Manuel Laguna

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Orientation dependency of broad-line widths in quasars and consequences for black-hole mass estimation  

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In this paper we report new evidence that measurements of the broad-line widths in quasars are dependent on the source orientation, consistent with the idea that the broad-line region is flattened or disc-like. This reinforces the view derived from radio-selected samples, where the radio-core dominance has been used as a measure of orientation. The results presented here show a highly significant (>99.95%) correlation between radio spectral index (which we use as a proxy for source orientation) and broad-line width derived from the H-beta and MgII emission lines. This is the first time that this type of study has used quasars derived from a large optically selected quasar sample, where the radio-loud quasars (RLQs) and radio-quiet quasars (RQQs) have indistinguishable distributions in redshift, bolometric luminosity and colour, and therefore overcomes any biases which may be present in only selecting via radio emission. We find that the mean FWHM for the flat-spectrum radio-loud quasars (FSQs) to be = 4990 +/- 536km/s, which differs significant from the mean FWHM of the steep-spectrum radio-loud quasars (SSQs), where =6464 +/- 506km/s. We also find that the distribution in FWHM for the FSQs is indistinguishable from that of the radio-quiet quasars (RQQs), where = 4831 +/-25km/s. Considering other observational results in the literature we interpret this result in the context of a significant fraction of the FSQs being derived from the underlying RQQ population which have their radio flux Doppler boosted above the RLQ/RQQ divide. Under the assumption of a disc-like broad-line region we find no evidence for a difference in the average line-of-sight angle for RQQs and RLQs, implying that the difference is due to black-hole mass. (abridged)

Matt J. Jarvis; Ross J. McLure

2006-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

332

Deterministic Global Optimization in Nonlinear Optimal Control Problems  

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The accurate solution of optimal control problems is crucial in many areas of engineering and applied science. For systems which are described by a nonlinear set of differential-algebraic equations, these problems have been shown to often contain ... Keywords: Differential-algebraic equations, Global optimization, Optimal control

William R. Esposito; Christodoulos A. Floudas

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Finding many optimal paths without growing any optimal path trees  

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Many algorithms seek to compute actual optimal paths in weighted directed graphs. The standard approach for reporting an actual optimal path is based on building a single-source optimal path tree. A technique was given in [1] for a class of problems ...

Danny Z. Chen; Ewa Misiolek

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Optimizing Power Using Transformations  

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: The increasing demand for portable computing has elevated power consumption to be one of the most critical design parameters. A high-level synthesis system, HYPER-LP, is presented for minimizing power consumption in application specific datapath intensive CMOS circuits using a variety of architectural and computational transformations. The synthesis environment consists of high-level estimation of power consumption, a library of transformation primitives, and heuristic/probabilistic optimization search mechanisms for fast and efficient scanning of the design space. Examples with varying degree of computational complexity and structures are optimized and synthesized using the HYPER-LP system. The results indicate that more than an order of magnitude reduction in power can be achieved over current-day design methodologies while maintaining the system throughput; in some cases this can be accomplished while preserving or reducing the implementation area. 1.0 Introduction VLSI research a...

Anantha P. Chandrakasan; Miodrag Potkonjak; Renu Mehra; Jan Rabaey; Robert W. Brodersen

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Socially Optimal Transport . . .  

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This paper investigates the amount and type of mobility (physical travel) that is optimal for society overall. It asks, “How much and what type of travel would people choose in a transportation system that reflects efficient market principles, including diverse consumer options, cost-based pricing, and neutral public policies.” It discusses these principles, identifies existing transport market distortions and reforms, estimates how such reforms would affect mobility, and investigates resulting economic impacts. This analysis indicates that in a more optimal market consumers would choose to drive less, use alternative modes more, choose more accessible locations, and be better off overall as a result. Although previous studies have evaluated these transport market reforms individually, few have considered their cumulative impacts.

Todd Litman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Performance and Optimization  

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Performance and Performance and Optimization Performance and Optimization Benchmarking Software on Hopper and Carver PURPOSE Test the performance impact of multithreading with representative public domain software including blastn, blastp, rpsblast, hmmsearch, usearch. Run on Hopper (24 cores/node) and Carver (8 cores/node) with different combinations of the number of tasks and threads. Provide useful set of parameters to maximize throughput PROGRAMS TESTED BLAST+ programs (blastn, blastp, rpsblast) version 2.2.26 usearch verison 5.2.32 hmmsearch version 3.0 DATASETS usearch: a collection of protein sequences (~900MB) against a reference "udb" (~900MB) blastn Query: a collection of nucleotide sequences from NCBI Microbial database from ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/refseq/release/microbial/ (34,154

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Stencil Computation Optimization  

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Stencil Stencil Computation Optimization and Auto-tuning on State-of-the-Art Multicore Architectures Kaushik Datta ∗† , Mark Murphy † , Vasily Volkov † , Samuel Williams ∗† , Jonathan Carter ∗ , Leonid Oliker ∗† , David Patterson ∗† , John Shalf ∗ , and Katherine Yelick ∗† ∗ CRD/NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA † Computer Science Division, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Abstract Understanding the most efficient design and utilization of emerging multicore systems is one of the most chal- lenging questions faced by the mainstream and scientific computing industries in several decades. Our work ex- plores multicore stencil (nearest-neighbor) computations - a class of algorithms at the heart of many structured grid codes, including PDE solvers. We develop a number of effective optimization

338

HOMER® Micropower Optimization Model  

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NREL has developed the HOMER micropower optimization model. The model can analyze all of the available small power technologies individually and in hybrid configurations to identify least-cost solutions to energy requirements. This capability is valuable to a diverse set of energy professionals and applications. NREL has actively supported its growing user base and developed training programs around the model. These activities are helping to grow the global market for solar technologies.

Lilienthal, P.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Social impact theory based optimizer  

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This paper introduces a novel stochastic and population-based binary optimization method inspired by social psychology. It is called Social Impact Theory based Optimization (SITO). The method has been developed with the use of some simple modifications ...

Martin Macaš; Lenka Lhotská

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Power Systems Operation Planning Optimization.  

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??Optimal hydrothermal power dispatch on a multi-area network is a large-scale non-linear problem. Its objective is to find the optimal generation schedule of hydro and… (more)

FRAGOMENI, UMBERTO

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Adaptable optimization : theory and algorithms  

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Optimization under uncertainty is a central ingredient for analyzing and designing systems with incomplete information. This thesis addresses uncertainty in optimization, in a dynamic framework where information is revealed ...

Caramanis, Constantine (Constantine Michael), 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Optimization Online Digest -- March 2012  

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Economic and Environmental Analysis of Photovoltaic Energy Systems via Robust Optimization Shimpei Okido, Akiko Takeda Scatter search algorithms for the ...

343

Optimization Online Digest -- December 2012  

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Optimization Online Digest — December 2012. Applications ... Solving the integrated airline recovery problem using column-and-row generation. Stephen J  ...

344

Optimization Online Digest -- January 2012  

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Assortment and Pricing with Demand Learning Masoud Talebian ... Optimal Response to Epidemics and Cyber Attacks in Networks Noam Goldberg, Sven ...

345

Portfolio Optimization: Concepts and Challenges  

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The term "portfolio optimization" -- the process of finding and exploiting opportunities to add value by changing the composition of a business portfolio -- has been occurring with increasing frequency in the electric power industry. For example, portfolio optimization has appeared as a topic on agendas for numerous industry conferences. Vendors of commercial software for trading and risk management also are starting to promote portfolio optimization's capabilities. Though portfolio optimization is a hot...

2002-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

346

Project: Sustainability Modeling and Optimization  

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... and the capabilities to formulate simulation and optimization models. ... “Energy Efficiency Analysis for a Casting Production System,” Berglund ...

2012-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

347

Optimization Online Digest -- December 2011  

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A Security Framework for Smart Metering with Multiple Data Consumers Cristina Rottondi, Giacomo Verticale, Antonio Capone Optimizing Trading Decisions for ...

348

Optimization Online Digest -- May 2013  

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Optimization Online Digest — May 2013. Applications — OR and Management Sciences Practical Multi-objective Programming Isaac Siwale Solution of ...

349

Optimization Online Digest -- September 2013  

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Optimization Online Digest — September 2013. Applications — OR and Management Sciences The Vehicle Platooning Problem: Computational Complexity and ...

350

Optimization Online Digest -- March 2013  

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Optimization Online Digest — March 2013. Applications — OR and Management Sciences Solution Methods for the Periodic Petrol Station Replenishment ...

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Optimization Online Digest -- April 2010  

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Optimization Online Digest — April 2010. Applications — OR and Management Sciences Scheduling Flexible Maintenance Activities subject to Job-Dependent ...

352

The Effect of Joint and Gaps on Shock Propagation  

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National Ignition Facility targets, especially those made with material such as beryllium through which hydrogen doesn`t permeate, may be made in sections and pieced together. Tolerances, chamfers, glue joints and fill tubes will form density mismatches which may lead to asymmetries in the capsule implosion. Such defects or perturbations also form non-linear initial conditions of interest for hydrodynamic evolution. The physics of this process is being studied in planar packages in indirect drive. Ablation driven shock waves, similar to those produced by the foot of the NIF pulse, are generated from Nova hohlraum radiation. Time resolved radiography is used to study the propagation of non-planar shock waves through a uniform material and across material interfaces in order to examine the stability of the interface. We will compare shocks propagating around `gaps` and through `joints` with two-dimensional numerical simulations in planar geometry.

Caldwell, S. E.; Goldman, S. R.; Wilke, M. D.; Wilson, D. C.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

353

Voltage-Matched, Monolithic, Multi-Band-Gap Devices  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Monolithic, tandem, photonic cells include at least a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer, wherein each semiconductor layer includes an n-type region, a p-type region, and a given band-gap energy. Formed within each semiconductor layer is a string of electrically connected photonic sub-cells. By carefully selecting the numbers of photonic sub-cells in the first and second layer photonic sub-cell string(s), and by carefully selecting the manner in which the sub-cells in a first and second layer photonic sub-cell string(s) are electrically connected, each of the first and second layer sub-cell strings may be made to achieve one or more substantially identical electrical characteristics.

Wanlass, M. W.; Mascarenhas, A.

2006-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

354

Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners  

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Bridging Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners John Shugars, Consultant Philip Coleman, Lawrence BerkeleyNational Laboratory ChristopherPayne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Laura Van Wie McGrory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ABSTRACT The energy efficiency ofmany products has increased markedly over the past decade. A conspicuous exception to this trend is commercial packaged rooftop air conditioners, which have experiencedlittle to no efficiency improvement since 1992 when the Energy Policy Act of 1992 imposed federal minimum standards. Packaged rooftop units have been estimated to use on the order of76 billion kWh annually in the US, at a cost ofroughly $5.6 billion. Sales of these units are growing, and the majority of units sold have energy efficiency ratios (EERs) at orjust above the current national minimum efficiency

355

Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap  

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Analyses Analyses Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap Analyses The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), Office of Fuel Cycle Technology, has established the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC) to conduct the research and development activities related to storage, transportation, and disposal of used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The mission of the UFDC is to identify alternatives and conduct scientific research and technology development to enable storage, transportation, and disposal of used nuclear fuel (UNF) and wastes generated by existing and future nuclear fuel cycles. The Storage and Transportation activities within the UFDC are being developed to address issues regarding the extended storage of UNF and its subsequent

356

Optimal designs for conjoint experiments  

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In conjoint experiments, each respondent receives a set of profiles to rate. Sometimes, the profiles are expensive prototypes that respondents have to test before rating them. Designing these experiments involves determining how many and which profiles ... Keywords: Conjoint experiments, D-optimality, Optimal block design, Optimal block sizes, Prototype testing

Roselinde Kessels; Peter Goos; Martina Vandebroek

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

MAGNITUDE GAP STATISTICS AND THE CONDITIONAL LUMINOSITY FUNCTION  

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In a recent preprint, Hearin et al. (H12) suggest that the halo mass-richness calibration of clusters can be improved by using the difference in the magnitude of the brightest and the second brightest galaxy (magnitude gap) as an additional observable. They claim that their results are at odds with the results from Paranjape and Sheth (PS12) who show that the magnitude distribution of the brightest and second brightest galaxies can be explained based on order statistics of luminosities randomly sampled from the total galaxy luminosity function. We find that a conditional luminosity function (CLF) for galaxies which varies with halo mass, in a manner which is consistent with existing observations, naturally leads to a magnitude gap distribution which changes as a function of halo mass at fixed richness, in qualitative agreement with H12. We show that, in general, the luminosity distribution of the brightest and the second brightest galaxy depends upon whether the luminosities of galaxies are drawn from the CLF or the global luminosity function. However, we also show that the difference between the two cases is small enough to evade detection in the small sample investigated by PS12. This shows that the luminosity distribution is not the appropriate statistic to distinguish between the two cases, given the small sample size. We argue in favor of the CLF (and therefore H12) based upon its consistency with other independent observations, such as the kinematics of satellite galaxies, the abundance and clustering of galaxies, and the galaxy-galaxy lensing signal from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

More, Surhud, E-mail: surhud@kicp.uchicago.edu [Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, 277-8583 (Japan)

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

358

Abundance of green tree frogs and insects in artificial canopy gaps in a bottomland hardwood forest.  

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Horn, Scott, James L. Hanula, Michael D. Ulyshen, and John C. Kilgo. 2005. Abundance of green tree frogs and insects in artificial canopy gaps in a bottomland hardwood forest. Am. Midl. Nat. 153:321-326. Abstract: We found more green tree frogs (Hyla cinerea) in canopy gaps than in closed canopy forest. Of the 331 green tree frogs observed, 88% were in canopy gaps. Likewise, higher numbers and biomasses of insects were captured in the open gap habitat. Flies were the most commonly collected insect group accounting for 54% of the total capture. These data suggest that one reason green tree frogs were more abundant in canopy gaps was the increased availability of prey and that small canopy gaps provide early successional habitats that are beneficial to green tree frog populations.

Horn, Scott; Hanula, James L.; Ulyshen, Michael D.; Kilgo, John C.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Single-junction solar cells with the optimum band gap for terrestrial concentrator applications  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single-junction solar cell having the ideal band gap for terrestrial concentrator applications. Computer modeling studies of single-junction solar cells have shown that the presence of absorption bands in the direct spectrum has the effect of "pinning" the optimum band gap for a wide range of operating conditions at a value of 1.14.+-.0.02 eV. Efficiencies exceeding 30% may be possible at high concentration ratios for devices with the ideal band gap.

Wanlass, Mark W. (Golden, CO)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Production Cost Optimization Assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The benefits of improved thermal performance of coal-fired power plants continue to grow, as the costs of fuel rise and the prospect of a carbon dioxide cap and trade program looms on the horizon. This report summarizes the efforts to date of utilities committed to reducing their heat rate by 1.0% in the Production Cost Optimization (PCO) Project. The process includes benchmarking of plant thermal performance using existing plant data and a site-specific performance appraisal. The appraisal determines po...

2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Optimized hydrogen piston engines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hydrogen piston engines can be simultaneously optimized for improved thermal efficiency and for extremely low emissions. Using these engines in constant-speed, constant-load systems such as series hybrid-electric automobiles or home cogeneration systems can result in significantly improved energy efficiency. For the same electrical energy produced, the emissions from such engines can be comparable to those from natural gas-fired steam power plants. These hydrogen-fueled high-efficiency, low-emission (HELE) engines are a mechanical equivalent of hydrogen fuel cells. HELE engines could facilitate the transition to a hydrogen fuel cell economy using near-term technology.

Smith, J.R.

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

362

A Survey of Gaps, Obstacles, and Technical Challenges for Hypersonic Applications.  

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?? The object of this study is to canvas the literature for the purpose of identifying and compiling a list of Gaps, Obstacles, and Technological… (more)

Barber, Timothy Andrew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

When is a Gap Function Good for Error Bounds? 1 Introduction and ...  

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the gap function and its Fukushima type regularization for GVI and WGVI. ... function for GVI and also regularize it along the lines of Fukushima [10] and show

364

Single-junction solar cells with the optimum band gap for ...  

A single-junction solar cell having the ideal band gap for terrestrial concentrator applications. Computer modeling studies of single-junction solar cells have shown ...

365

Stationary Fuel Cell Application Codes and Standards: Overview and Gap Analysis  

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This report provides an overview of codes and standards related to stationary fuel cell applications and identifies gaps and resolutions associated with relative codes and standards.

Blake, C. W.; Rivkin, C. H.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Optimal Performance of Quantum Refrigerators  

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A reciprocating quantum refrigerator is studied with the purpose of determining the limitations of cooling to absolute zero. We find that if the energy spectrum of the working medium possesses an uncontrollable gap, then there is a minimum achievable temperature above zero. Such a gap, combined with a negligible amount of noise, prevents adiabatic following during the demagnetization stage which is the necessary condition for reaching $T_c \\to 0$. The refrigerator is based on an Otto cycle where the working medium is an interacting spin system with an energy gap. For this system the external control Hamiltonian does not commute with the internal interaction. As a result during the demagnetization and magnetization segments of the operating cycle the system cannot follow adiabatically the temporal change in the energy levels. We connect the nonadiabatic dynamics to quantum friction. An adiabatic measure is defined characterizing the rate of change of the Hamiltonian. Closed form solutions are found for a const...

Feldmann, Tova

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

ON THE (NON-)ENHANCEMENT OF THE Ly{alpha} EQUIVALENT WIDTH BY A MULTIPHASE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM  

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It has been suggested that radiative transfer effects may explain the unusually high equivalent widths (EWs) of the Ly{alpha} line, observed occasionally from starburst galaxies, especially at high redshifts. If the dust is locked up inside high-density clouds dispersed in an empty intercloud medium, the Ly{alpha} photons could scatter off of the surfaces of the clouds, effectively having their journey confined to the dustless medium. The continuum radiation, on the other hand, does not scatter, and would thus be subject to absorption inside the clouds. This scenario is routinely invoked when Ly{alpha} EWs higher than what is expected theoretically are observed, although the ideal conditions under which the results are derived usually are not considered. Here we systematically examine the relevant physical parameters in this idealized framework, testing whether any astrophysically realistic scenarios may lead to such an effect. It is found that although clumpiness indeed facilitates the escape of Ly{alpha}, it is highly unlikely that any real interstellar media should result in a preferential escape of Ly{alpha} over continuum radiation. Other possible causes are discussed, and it is concluded that the observed high EWs are more likely to be caused by cooling radiation from cold accretion and/or anisotropic escape of the Ly{alpha} radiation.

Laursen, Peter; Duval, Florent; Oestlin, Goeran, E-mail: pela@dark-cosmology.dk [The Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, AlbaNova, SE-10691 Stockholm (Sweden)] [The Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, AlbaNova, SE-10691 Stockholm (Sweden)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Low Rank Coal Optimization  

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Low Rank Coal Optimization Low Rank Coal Optimization NETL Office of Research and Development Project Number: FWP-2012.03.03 Task 4 Project Description NETL's in-house research team is using an integrated approach to combine theory, computational modeling, experiment, and industrial input to develop physics-based methods, models, and tools to support the development and deployment of advanced gasification based devices and systems. The activities in this effort include developing and applying computational and modeling tools to simulate complex flows in applications such as transport or entrained flow gasifiers. TRIG Model Development - The primary objective of this work is to develop a hierarchy of models for numerical simulations of TRIG co-feed conditions that span fast running reduced order models (ROM's) to high fidelity multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. Each model will have uncertainty quantification associated with its predictions to allow a user to choose a model based on the trade-offs between computational speed and uncertainty in the predictions.

369

Kernel Optimizations in SORD  

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Kernel Optimizations in SORD Kernel Optimizations in SORD earthquake dynamic rupture code Geoffrey P. Ely Leadership Computing Facility Argonne National Laboratory MiraCon March 7, 2013 S C E C an NSF+USGS center Acknowledgements Tareq Malas King Abdullah Univ. of Science & Technology Vitali Morozov Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Karen Magerlein IBM Watson Research Center Simulation Scale Outer length scale: ~500km Inner length scale: ~50m Mesh points: ~10 12 Spatial Derivatives f (⇠) = n X ↵, , =0 N ↵ (⇠)f ↵ rf = @f @⇠ · J 1 x y z ⇠ ⌘ ⇣ Equations of Motion Viscoelastic Solid (Kelvin-Voigt Model) Free surface boundary condition ¨ u = 1 ⇢ r · g = r(u + ˙ u) = trace(g) + µ(g + g T ) ⇢ density , µ elastic moduli viscosity u displacement stress tensor ⌧ = · ˆ n = 0 ! Kernel with 12 Streams do l = 1, 400 do k = 1, 400

370

E85 Optimized Engine  

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A 5.0L V8 twin-turbocharged direct injection engine was designed, built, and tested for the purpose of assessing the fuel economy and performance in the F-Series pickup of the Dual Fuel engine concept and of an E85 optimized FFV engine. Additionally, production 3.5L gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) â??EcoBoostâ? engines were converted to Dual Fuel capability and used to evaluate the cold start emissions and fuel system robustness of the Dual Fuel engine concept. Project objectives were: to develop a roadmap to demonstrate a minimized fuel economy penalty for an F-Series FFV truck with a highly boosted, high compression ratio spark ignition engine optimized to run with ethanol fuel blends up to E85; to reduce FTP 75 energy consumption by 15% - 20% compared to an equally powered vehicle with a current production gasoline engine; and to meet ULEV emissions, with a stretch target of ULEV II / Tier II Bin 4. All project objectives were met or exceeded.

Stanley Bower

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

371

Optimization Online - All Areas Submissions - July 2003  

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The global optimization of Morse clusters by potential energy transformations ... Mathematical optimization for the inverse problem of intensity modulated ...

372

Optimization Online - All Areas Submissions - February 2011  

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... Optimization for Power System Configuration with Renewable Energy in Remote Areas ... Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with ...

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Optimization Online - All Areas Submissions - October 2013  

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All Areas Submissions - October 2013. Network Optimization Optimization Models for Differentiating Quality of Service Levels in Probabilistic Network Capacity ...

374

Automated Synthesis Tool for Design Optimization of Power Electronic Converters  

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Designers of power electronic converters usually face the challenge of having multiple performance indices that must be simultaneously optimized, such as maximizing efficiency while minimizing mass or maximizing reliability while minimizing cost. The experienced engineer applies his or her judgment to reduce the number of possible designs to a manageable number of feasible designs for which to prototype and test; thus, the optimality of this design-space reduction is directly dependent upon the experience, and expertise and biases of the designer. The practitioner is familiar with tradeoff analysis; however, simple tradeoff studies can become difficult or even intractable if multiple metrics are considered. Hence a scientific and systematic approach is needed. In this dissertation, a multi-objective optimization framework is presented as a design tool. Optimization of power electronic converters is certainly not a new subject. However, when limited to off-the-shelf components, the resulting system is really optimized only over the set of commercially available components, which may represent only a subset of the design space; the reachable space limited by available components and technologies. While this approach is suited to cost-reduce an existing design, it offers little insight into design possibilities for greenfield projects. Instead, this work uses the Technology Characterization Methods (TCM) to broaden the reachable design space by considering fundamental component attributes. The result is the specification for the components that create the optimal design rather than an evaluation of an apriori selected set of candidate components. A unique outcome of this approach is that new technology development vectors may emerge to develop optimized components for the optimized power converter. The approach presented in this work uses a mathematical descriptive language to abstract the characteristics and attributes of the components used in a power electronic converter in a way suitable for multi-objective and constrained optimization methods. This dissertation will use Technology Characterization Methods (TCM) to bridge the gap between high-level performance attributes and low-level design attributes where direct relationship between these two does not currently exist. The loss and size models for inductors, capacitors, IGBTs, MOSFETs and heat sinks will be used to form objective functions for the multi-objective optimization problem. A single phase IGBT-based inverter is optimized for efficiency and volume based on the component models derived using TCM. Comparing the obtained designs to a design, which can be made from commercial off-the-shelf components, shows that converter design can be optimized beyond what is possible from using only off-the-shelf components. A module-integrated photovoltaic inverter is also optimized for efficiency, volume and reliability. An actual converter is constructed using commercial off-the-shelf components. The converter design is chosen as close as possible to a point obtained by optimization. Experimental results show that the converter modeling is accurate. A new approach for evaluation of efficiency in photovoltaic converter is also proposed and the front-end portion of a photovoltaic converter is optimized for this efficiency, as well as reliability and volume.

Mirjafari, Mehran

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Time O®set Optimization in Digital Broadcasting - Optimization Online  

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height, polarization (horizontal/vertical) and antenna diagram (directivity). In Figure 1 the time ..... Phase 2: Optimization and constraint generation continue =

376

Optimization Online - A well-posed shooting algorithm for optimal ...  

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Oct 17, 2011 ... Abstract: In this article we establish for the first time the well-posedness of the shooting algorithm applied to optimal control problems for which ...

377

First and second order optimality conditions for optimal control ...  

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May 16, 2012 ... Abstract: This paper deals with optimal control problems of integral equations, with initial-final and running state constraints. The order of a ...

378

Optimization Online - Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water ...  

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Feb 21, 2011 ... Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with Uncertain Demand. Alexander Goryashko(ale_gory ***at*** rambler.ru)

379

NETL: News Release - Data Acquisition Processor Fills Gap for Extreme  

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9, 2010 9, 2010 Data Acquisition Processor Fills Gap for Extreme Down-hole Conditions Honeywell Develops Unique Reprogrammable High Temperature Device Morgantown, WV - Honeywell International, Inc. has developed a Reconfigurable Processor for Data Acquisition (RPDA) - a reprogrammable, multi-functional device that can operate at temperatures up to 250oC (482oF). The system is housed in a rugged package suitable for deep down-hole oil and natural gas logging and measurement-while-drilling (MWD) operations, and permanent wellbore installation applications. The project was funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under the Office of Fossil Energy's Oil and Natural Gas Program. Deep wells are generally defined as having a true vertical depth (TVD) greater than 15,000 feet, while ultra-deep wells are deeper than 25,000 feet TVD. Potential recoverable natural gas and oil resources from deep formations are significant, and deep wells tend to produce at much higher daily rates than conventional shallower wells.

380

Bridging the gap between building science and design studios  

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Design studios and building science courses have been conducted independent of each other, mainly due to a lack of tools that allow quick and easy consideration of building science criteria, such as comfort and energy requirements, during the design process. Existing tools are not user-friendly and their use requires significant effort in gaining familiarity with the input requirements, understanding the modeling assumptions and interpreting the output. This paper is about the Building Design Advisor (BDA), an evolving computer-based tool intended to bridge the gap between design studios and building science considerations by addressing the above-mentioned limitations of existing tools. BDA allows automatic preparation of input files to multiple simulation tools while the user is working in a CAD environment. BDA automatically activates the relevant simulation tools when the user selects performance parameters to be computed and provides the results in a graphical form, allowing comparison of multiple design options with respect to multiple performance criteria. The paper includes considerations for the use of the BDA in the design studio and ends with a description of the current development efforts and future plans.

Papamichael, Konstantinos; Pal, Vineeta

2002-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Optimized nanoporous materials.  

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Nanoporous materials have maximum practical surface areas for electrical charge storage; every point in an electrode is within a few atoms of an interface at which charge can be stored. Metal-electrolyte interfaces make best use of surface area in porous materials. However, ion transport through long, narrow pores is slow. We seek to understand and optimize the tradeoff between capacity and transport. Modeling and measurements of nanoporous gold electrodes has allowed us to determine design principles, including the fact that these materials can deplete salt from the electrolyte, increasing resistance. We have developed fabrication techniques to demonstrate architectures inspired by these principles that may overcome identified obstacles. A key concept is that electrodes should be as close together as possible; this is likely to involve an interpenetrating pore structure. However, this may prove extremely challenging to fabricate at the finest scales; a hierarchically porous structure can be a worthy compromise.

Braun, Paul V. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL); Langham, Mary Elizabeth; Jacobs, Benjamin W.; Ong, Markus D.; Narayan, Roger J. (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC); Pierson, Bonnie E. (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC); Gittard, Shaun D. (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC); Robinson, David B.; Ham, Sung-Kyoung (Korea Basic Science Institute, Gangneung, South Korea); Chae, Weon-Sik (Korea Basic Science Institute, Gangneung, South Korea); Gough, Dara V. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL); Wu, Chung-An Max; Ha, Cindy M.; Tran, Kim L.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Relationship between the gamma-ray burst pulse width and energy due to the Doppler effect of fireballs  

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We study in details how the pulse width of gamma-ray bursts is related with energy under the assumption that the sources concerned are in the stage of fireballs. Due to the Doppler effect of fireballs, there exists a power law relationship between the two quantities within a limited range of frequency. The power law range and the power law index depend strongly on the observed peak energy $E_p$ as well as the rest frame radiation form, and the upper and lower limits of the power law range can be determined by $E_p$. It is found that, within the same power law range, the ratio of the $FWHM$ of the rising portion to that of the decaying phase of the pulses is also related with energy in the form of power laws. A platform-power-law-platform feature could be observed in the two relationships. In the case of an obvious softening of the rest frame spectrum, the two power law relationships also exist, but the feature would evolve to a peaked one. Predictions on the relationships in the energy range covering both the BATSE and Swift bands for a typical hard burst and a typical soft one are made. A sample of FRED (fast rise and exponential decay) pulse bursts shows that 27 out of the 28 sources belong to either the platform-power-law-platform feature class or the peaked feature group, suggesting that the effect concerned is indeed important for most of the sources of the sample. Among these bursts, many might undergo an obvious softening evolution of the rest frame spectrum.

Y. -P. Qin; Y. -M. Dong; R. -J. Lu; B. -B. Zhang; L. -W. Jia

2004-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

383

Optimal fault location  

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Basic goal of power system is to continuously provide electrical energy to the users. Like with any other system, failures in power system can occur. In those situations it is critical that correct remedial actions are applied as soon as possible after the accurate fault condition and location are detected. This thesis has been focusing on automated fault location procedure. Different fault location algorithms, classified according to the spatial placement of physical measurements on single ended, multiple ended and sparse system-wide, are investigated. As outcome of this review, methods are listed as function of different parameters that influence their accuracy. This comparison is than used for generating procedure for optimal fault location algorithm selection. According to available data, and position of the fault with respect to the data, proposed procedure decides between different algorithms and selects an optimal one. A new approach is developed by utilizing different data structures such as binary tree and serialization in order to efficiently implement algorithm decision engine. After accuracy of algorithms is strongly influenced by available input data, different data sources are recommended in proposed architecture such as the digital fault recorders, circuit breaker monitoring, SCADA, power system model and etc. Algorithm for determining faulted section is proposed based on the data from circuit breaker monitoring devices. This algorithm works in real time by recognizing to which sequence of events newly obtained recording belongs. Software prototype of the proposed automated fault location analysis is developed using Java programming language. Fault location analysis is automatically triggered by appearance of new event files in a specific folder. The tests were carried out using the real life transmission system as an example.

Knezev, Maja

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Engineering Companies-The Case of Pipeline River Crossings in Greece  

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The introduction of Knowledge Management (KM) processes is suggested herein for bridging knowledge gaps observed during long-term and high complexity engineering projects, like the Natural Gas Project (NGP) of Greece, with a view to deploying a dedicated ... Keywords: Business Process Modeling, Engineering Company, Knowledge Gap, Natural Gas, Project Management, Technology Transfer

Fragiskos A. Batzias; Philip-Mark P. Spanidis

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Application of Externally Gapped Surge Arresters: A Review of the State of the Art  

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A literature study has been conducted to compile a technical update on the state of the art of applying externally gapped transmission line arresters. Special attention is given to the coordination of the external gap with respect to the line insulation to ensure reliable arrester operation under lightning conditions while maintaining its integrity during switching surges in case of a failed surge arrester.

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

386

Abrupt Onset of a Second Energy Gap at the Superconducting Transition of Underdoped Bi2212  

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The superconducting gap--an energy scale tied to the superconducting phenomena--opens on the Fermi surface at the superconducting transition temperature ({Tc}) in conventional BCS superconductors. In underdoped high-{Tc} superconducting copper oxides, a pseudogap (whose relation to the superconducting gap remains a mystery) develops well above {Tc}. Whether the pseudogap is a distinct phenomenon or the incoherent continuation of the superconducting gap above {Tc} is one of the central questions in high-{Tc} research. Although some experimental evidence suggests that the two gaps are distinct, this issue is still under intense debate. A crucial piece of evidence to firmly establish this two-gap picture is still missing: a direct and unambiguous observation of a single-particle gap tied to the superconducting transition as function of temperature. Here we report the discovery of such an energy gap in underdoped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} in the momentum space region overlooked in previous measurements. Near the diagonal of Cu-O bond direction (nodal direction), we found a gap that opens at {Tc} and has a canonical (BCS-like) temperature dependence accompanied by the appearance of the so-called Bogoliubov quasi-particles, a classical signature of superconductivity. This is in sharp contrast to the pseudogap near the Cu-O bond direction (antinodal region) measured in earlier experiments

Lee, W.S.; Vishik, I.M.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL; Tanaka, K.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL /LBNL, ALS; Lu, D.H.; Sasagawa, T.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL; Nagaosa, N.; /Tokyo U.; Devereaux, T.P.; /Waterloo U.; Hussain, Z.; /LBNL, ALS; Shen, Z.X.; /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL

2007-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

387

Quantum transport of pseudospin-polarized Dirac fermions in gapped graphene nanostructures  

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We investigate the unusual features of the quantum transport in gapped monolayer graphene, which is in a pseudospin symmetry-broken state with a net perpendicular pseudomagnetization. Using these pseudoferromagnets (PFs), we propose a perfect pseudospin ... Keywords: Andreev reflection, Gapped graphene, Pseudospin valve, Sublattice pseudospin, Superconducting proximity effect

Leyla Majidi, Malek Zareyan

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

The Structure and Evolution of Gap Outflow over the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico  

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Mesoscale-model simulations are used to examine the structure and dynamics of a gap-outflow event over the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico, that was associated with a surge of cold air along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Madre. The simulated gap-...

W. James Steenburgh; David M. Schultz; Brian A. Colle

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Direct measurement of the W boson decay width in proton-antiproton collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV  

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This dissertation describes a direct measurement of the W boson total decay width, {Lambda}{sub W}, using the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The measurement uses an integrated luminosity of 177.3 pb{sup -1} data, collected during the 2002-2003 run. The width is determined from the shape of the transverse mass distribution, M{sub T}, by fitting the data in the tail region 100 < M{sub T} < 200 GeV. The result if {Lambda}{sub W} = 2.011 {+-} 0.093(stat) {+-} 0.107(syst) GeV.

Zhu, Jun-jie; /Maryland U.

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Optimization Online Digest -- January 2009  

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Applications — Science and Engineering On the Optimal On-Line Management of Photovoltaic-Hydrogen Hybrid Energy Systems Victor Zavala, Mihai Anitescu, ...

391

Optimization Online Digest -- November 2008  

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A Unified Approach for Cycle Service Levels Miguel Lejeune Optimization of Real Asset Portfolio using a Coherent Risk Measure: Application to Oil and Energy ...

392

SEAMOPT - Stirling engine optimization code  

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Experience is described with use of a fast-running Stirling engine optimization code developed at Argonne intended for public release. Stirling engine modeling is provided by the SEAM1 thermodynamic code. An interface was written to combine SEAM1 with a general optimization code and assess maximum component stress levels. Thus full engine thermodynamic and structural simulation is done during the optimization process. Several examples of the use of this code to optimize the GPU-3 engine are described. In one case efficiency was improved by over 25%.

Heames, T.J.; Daley, J.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Optimization Online Digest -- June 2012  

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Optimization Online Digest — June 2012. Applications — OR and ... A new warmstarting strategy for the primal-dual column generation method. Jacek Gondzio ...

394

MULTIDISCIPLINARY FREE MATERIAL OPTIMIZATION 1 ...  

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We present a mathematical framework for the so-called multidisciplinary free material ... Free material optimization (FMO) is a branch of structural optimiza- tion.

395

Optimization Online Digest -- August 2011  

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Optimal Job Scheduling with Day-ahead Price and Random Local Distributed Generation: A Two-stage Robust Approach Anna Danandeh, Long Zhao, Bo Zeng, ...

396

Optimization Online Digest -- July 2013  

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Optimization of Demand Response Through Peak Shaving G. Zakeri, D. Craigie, A. Philpott, M. Todd A practicable framework for distributionally robust linear ...

397

Optimization Online Digest -- August 2013  

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Optimization of running strategies based on anaerobic energy and variations of velocity. Amandine Aftalion, J. Frédéric Bonnans Convergence Analysis of DC ...

398

Optimization Online Digest -- March 2009  

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Optimal Security Response to Attacks on Open Science Grids ... An accelerated proximal gradient algorithm for nuclear norm regularized least squares problems

399

Thermodynamic Metrics and Optimal Paths  

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Thermodynamic metrics and optimal paths David A. Sivak ? andmanifold on the space of thermodynamic states. Within theconnection to the existing thermodynamic length formalism,

Sivak, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Process Optimization - Programmaster.org  

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Jul 9, 2013 ... Multi-scale, Multi-physics Optimization Framework for Additively Manufactured Structural Components: Tahany El-Wardany1; Mathew Lynch1; ...

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Optimization Online Digest -- December 2005  

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Optimization of Flexural capacity of Reinforced fibrous Concrete Beams Using Genetic Algorithm D Suji ... Prox-Regularity and Stability of the Proximal Mapping

402

Optimization Online Digest -- October 2011  

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Ellen H. Fukuda, Paulo J. S. Silva, Masao Fukushima. Nonlinear Optimization A robust Kantorovich's theorem on inexact Newton method with relative residual ...

403

Optimal control, parabolic equations, st  

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state constraints, for parabolic systems have been studied in Casas [20], ... troduced for deriving optimality conditionsfor parabolic problems with pure or mixed.

404

Machine Learning for Global Optimization  

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approach for global optimization in which machine learning is used to predict ..... In Figure 1 we show the level curves of the 2–dimensional Rastrigin function.

405

Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI) - TMS  

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Jul 3, 2008 ... The Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI), a not-for-profit entity, has been ... to begin with, would be Land, Water and Energy – the three major ...

406

Process Heating Systems Optimization Workshop  

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Mar 1, 2003 ... PROCESS HEATING SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION WORKSHOP. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency ...

407

Optimal Coupling of Energy Infrastructures  

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This paper presents a framework for integrated modeling and optimization of energy systems with multiple energy carriers. Based on the concept of energy hubs, a generic steadystate model for describing conversion and storage of multiple energy carriers, such as electricity, natural gas, hydrogen, or district heating, is developed and used for system optimization. Besides operational optimization of energy flows, the optimal structure of the system is investigated. Mathematically, the problems are stated as (mixed-integer) nonlinear programming problems. An example demonstrates the use and potential applications of the proposed method and highlights its features.

M. Geidl; G. Andersson

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Technical Standards, ALOHA-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 | Department of  

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ALOHA-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 ALOHA-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 Technical Standards, ALOHA-Gap Analysis - May 3, 2004 May 3, 2004 DOE-EH-4.2.1.3-ALOHA-Gap Analysis, Software Quality Assurance Improvement Plan: ALOHA Gap Analysis The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) issued Recommendation 2002-1 on Quality Assurance for Safety-Related Software in September 2002 (DNFSB 2002). The Recommendation identified a number of quality assurance issues for software used in the Department of Energy (DOE) facilities for analyzing hazards, and designing and operating controls that prevent or mitigate potential accidents. The development and maintenance of a collection, or "toolbox," of high-use, Software Quality Assurance (SQA)-compliant safety analysis codes is one of the major improvement

409

Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its  

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Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Bridging the Gap Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.transport2012.org/bridging/ressources/documents/1/556,Copenhagen_r References: Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector[1] "This paper provides a brief overview of the outcome of the UN conference and a discussion of the implications of decisions made there in respect to

410

A New Gap-Opening Mechanism in a Triple-Band Metal  

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A New Gap-Opening Mechanism in a A New Gap-Opening Mechanism in a Triple-Band Metal A New Gap-Opening Mechanism in a Triple-Band Metal Print Wednesday, 23 February 2005 00:00 A "wire" of indium only one or a few atoms wide grown on a silicon surface comprises an ideal test laboratory for studying one-dimensional (1D) metals. A new example comes from a collaboration between researchers from Yonsei University in Korea, the ALS, and the University of Oregon, who have discovered that the phase transition from metal to insulator that occurs at low temperature in indium wires on the silicon (111) surface involves not only the expected shift in the electronic structure (band-gap opening) but also a band restructuring that gives rise to an energy gap in a second band. Three's a Crowd

411

Vacuum gaps with small tunnel currents at large electric field and its  

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Vacuum gaps with small tunnel currents at large electric field and its Vacuum gaps with small tunnel currents at large electric field and its potential applications for energy storage, charge storage and power supplies. Friday, May 27, 2011 - 4:00pm SSRL Conference Room 137-226 Alfred Hubler, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign We study tunnel currents and electric break down in vacuum gaps experimentally and theoretically. We find that electric field at break down in nano vacuum gaps is 3 order of magnitude larger than in macroscopic capacitors. Pointed electrodes increase the limiting field even further. Eigen states in the gap can help to reduce tunnel currents. We discuss applications of this technology for energy storage, charge storage, and power supplies. Speaker Bio: Professor Alfred Hubler is the director of the Center for

412

Optimal and Non-Optimal Compromise Strategies in Action Selection  

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from each of the two targets. · Exponentially Weakening Forces (EWF): The pulling effects), and exponentially weakening forces (EWF). We also estimated the expected utility of optimal behav- ior using 100,000 trials where an animat ran the selected strat- F SG EWF Optimal avg -4.074 -2.791 -2.465 1

Crabbe, Frederick

413

Optimization locations of wind turbines with the particle swarm optimization  

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In this paper, a new algorithm is presented for the locations of wind turbine in the distribution systems. Technical constraints such as feeder capacity limits, bus voltage, and load balance are considered. The Particle Swarm Optimization(PSO) is applied ... Keywords: distribution system, equivalent current injection, particle swarm optimization, wind turbine

Ming-Tang Tsai; Szu-Wzi Wu

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Optical analysis and optimization of line focus solar collectors  

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The optical analysis of a solar concentrator is usually carried out by means of a computer ray tracing, a microscopic method that provides an enormous amount of detailed information but obscures functional relationships. This paper describes a macroscopic approach that yields all the parameters needed for the optical design of line focus parabolic troughs in closed analytical form, requiring only minimal computation. The goal of the optical analysis is to determine the flux at the receiver as a function of concentrator configuration, receiver size, width of sun, and optical errors (e.g., tracking, reflector contour). All causes of image spreading are quantified as angular standard deviation. Ray tracing with a real reflector and a real sun is shown to be equivalent to convoluting the angular acceptance function of a perfect concentrator with an effective radiation source. This effective source, in turn, is obtained by convoluting the distribution function of optical errors with the angular profile of the sun. The problem is reduced to two dimensions by projecting the three-dimensional motion of the sun on the plane normal to the tracking axis. In this frame the apparent width of the sun increases as 1/cos THETA with incidence angle THETA. A formula and a simple graphical procedure are provided for finding the optimal geometric concentration ratio, maximizing net power output. In the last section, which is written as a self-contained users guide, the results are illustrated by specific examples.

Bendt, P.; Rabl, A.; Gaul, H. W.; Reed, K. A.

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

The Effect of Data Gaps on LISA Galactic Binary Parameter Estimation  

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In the last few years there has been an enormous effort in parameter estimation studies for different sources with the space based gravitational wave detector, LISA. While these studies have investigated sources of differing complexity, the one thing they all have in common is they assume continuous data streams. In reality, the LISA data stream will contain gaps from such possible events such as repointing of the satellite antennae, to discharging static charge build up on the satellites, to disruptions due to micro-meteor strikes. In this work we conduct a large scale Monte Carlo parameter estimation simulation for galactic binaries assuming data streams containing gaps. As the expected duration and frequency of the gaps are currently unknown, we have decided to focus on gaps of approximately one hour, occurring either once per day or once per week. We also study the case where, as well as the expected periodic gaps, we have a data drop-out of one continuous week. Our results show that for for galactic binaries, a gap of once per week introduces a bias of between 0.5% and 1% in the estimation of parameters, for the most important parameters such as the sky position, amplitude and frequency. This number rises to between 3% and 7% for the case of one gap a day, and to between 4% and 9% when we have one gap a day and a spurious gap of a week. A future study will investigate the effect of data gaps on supermassive black hole binaries and extreme mass ratio inspirals.

Jérôme Carré; Edward K. Porter

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

416

Geometry and parameter optimization of PETRA undulator beamline slits  

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The undulator beamline at the storage ring PETRA of the Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB delivers hard x-ray photons usable up to 300 keV. The total power of the beam is now up to 7.5 kW with closed gap and 60 mA stored particle beam. After a planned upgrade of the undulator, the power can increase to about 15 kW. The vertical white beam slit for the PETRA undulator beamline is located at about 105 m from the source. The worst case for the slit is when all the power is absorbed in one part of the slit system, which the slits must survive. This paper presents the results from parameter optimization in the worst case. The goal of the optimization is to minimize the maximum temperature of the slits. The geometrical parameters are the cooling hole size, its location from the surface, and the distance between holes. The worst case is found by moving the x-ray beam to all the possible locations. The maximum temperature of an optimized slit that has a two degree angle with the beam is about 192 degrees Celsius. The corresponding thermal stress in the slit is very low. The analysis assumptions, modeling, results, discussion, and conclusion will be given in the paper. 5 refs., 4 figs.

Wang, Z. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Hahn, U. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany). Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Bayesian inference with optimal maps  

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We present a new approach to Bayesian inference that entirely avoids Markov chain simulation, by constructing a map that pushes forward the prior measure to the posterior measure. Existence and uniqueness of a suitable measure-preserving map is established ... Keywords: Bayesian inference, Inverse problems, Measure-preserving maps, Numerical optimization, Optimal transport, Polynomial chaos

Tarek A. El Moselhy; Youssef M. Marzouk

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Nonlinear optimization and parallel computing  

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The new computational technologies are having a very strong influence on numerical optimization, in several different ways. Many researchers have been stimulated by the need to either conform the existing numerical techniques to the new parallel architectures ... Keywords: global optimization, heuristics, interior point methods, parallel computing, quadratic programming

A. Migdalas; G. Toraldo; V. Kumar

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Experimental optimization by evolutionary algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This tutorial addresses applications of evolutionary algorithms to optimization tasks where the function evaluation cannot be done through a computer simulation, but requires the execution of an experiment in the real world (i.e., cosmetics, detergents, ... Keywords: biological experiments, experimental optimization, history, quantum control

Thomas Bäck; Joshua Knowles; Ofer M. Shir

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Optimization of refinery hydrogen network  

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Tighter environmental regulations and more heavy-end upgrading in the petroleum industry lead to increased demand for hydrogen in oil refineries. In this paper, the method proposed to optimize the refinery hydrogen network is based upon mathematical ... Keywords: hydrogen management, optimization, refinery, superstructure

Yunqiang Jiao; Hongye Su

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction Optimal static exploration strategy  

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strategy Optimal dynamic exploration strategy The project Find Oil The current work is part of the project strategy Optimal dynamic exploration strategy The project Find Oil The current work is part of the project components required for oil and gas to accumulate in sufficient quantities to be worth producing: source

Eidsvik, Jo

422

Furan Substituted Diketopyrrolopyrrole and Thienylenevinylene Based Low Band Gap Copolymer for High Mobility Organic Thin Film Transistors  

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A novel solution processable donor-acceptor (D-A) based low band gap polymer semiconductor poly{l_brace}3,6-difuran-2-yl-2,5-di(2-octyldodecyl)-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione-alt-thienylenevinylene{r_brace} (PDPPF-TVT), was designed and synthesized by a Pd-catalyzed Stille coupling route. An electron deficient furan based diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) block and electron rich thienylenevinylene (TVT) donor moiety were attached alternately in the polymer backbone. The polymer exhibited good solubility, film forming ability and thermal stability. The polymer exhibits wide absorption bands from 400 nm to 950 nm (UV-vis-NIR region) with absorption maximum centered at 782 nm in thin film. The optical band gap (E{sub g}{sup opt}) calculated from the polymer film absorption onset is around 1.37 eV. The {pi}-energy band level (ionization potential) calculated by photoelectron spectroscopy in air (PESA) for PDPPF-TVT is around 5.22 eV. AFM and TEM analyses of the polymer reveal nodular terrace morphology with optimized crystallinity after 200 C thermal annealing. This polymer exhibits p-channel charge transport characteristics when used as the active semiconductor in organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) devices. The highest hole mobility of 0.13 cm{sup 2} V{sup -1} s{sup -1} is achieved in bottom gate and top-contact OTFT devices with on/off ratios in the range of 10{sup 6}-10{sup 7}. This work reveals that the replacement of thiophene by furan in DPP copolymers exhibits such a high mobility, which makes DPP furan a promising block for making a wide range of promising polymer semiconductors for broad applications in organic electronics.

Sonar, Prashant [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research; Zhuo, Jing-Mei [Department of Physics, National University of Singapore; Zhao, Li-Hong [National University of Singapore; Lim, Kai-Ming [Department of Physics, National University of Singapore; Chen, Jihua [ORNL; Rondinone, Adam Justin [ORNL; Singh, Samarendra [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research; Chua, Lay-Lay [National University of Singapore; Ho, Peter [National University of Singapore; Dodabalapur, Ananth [National University of Singapore

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Large-Eddy Simulation of Flow and Pollutant Transport in Street Canyons of Different Building-Height-to-Street-Width Ratios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study employs a large-eddy simulation technique to investigate the flow, turbulence structure, and pollutant transport in street canyons of building-height-to-street-width (aspect) ratios of 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 at a Reynolds number of 12 000 ...

Chun-Ho Liu; Mary C. Barth; Dennis Y. C. Leung

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Industrial cogeneration optimization program  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this program was to identify up to 10 good near-term opportunities for cogeneration in 5 major energy-consuming industries which produce food, textiles, paper, chemicals, and refined petroleum; select, characterize, and optimize cogeneration systems for these identified opportunities to achieve maximum energy savings for minimum investment using currently available components of cogenerating systems; and to identify technical, institutional, and regulatory obstacles hindering the use of industrial cogeneration systems. The analysis methods used and results obtained are described. Plants with fuel demands from 100,000 Btu/h to 3 x 10/sup 6/ Btu/h were considered. It was concluded that the major impediments to industrial cogeneration are financial, e.g., high capital investment and high charges by electric utilities during short-term cogeneration facility outages. In the plants considered an average energy savings from cogeneration of 15 to 18% compared to separate generation of process steam and electric power was calculated. On a national basis for the 5 industries considered, this extrapolates to saving 1.3 to 1.6 quads per yr or between 630,000 to 750,000 bbl/d of oil. Properly applied, federal activity can do much to realize a substantial fraction of this potential by lowering the barriers to cogeneration and by stimulating wider implementation of this technology. (LCL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Optimizing Power Factor Correction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The optimal investment for power factor correcting capacitors for Kansas Power and Light Company large power contract customers is studied. Since the billing capacity is determined by dividing the real demand by the power factor (the minimum billing capacity is based on 80 percent of the summer peak billing capacity) and the billing capacity is used to determine the number of kilowatt-hours billed at each pricing tier, the power factor affects both the demand and the energy charge. There is almost no information available in the literature concerning recommended power factor corrections for this situation. The general advice commonly given in the past has been that power factor should be corrected to above 0.9 if it is below that value to begin with, but that does not take into account the facts of the situation studied here. Calculations relevant to a commercial consumer of electricity were made for demands of 200, 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200, and 6,400 kW and monthly energy consumption periods of 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, and 500 hours for several capacitor purchase and installation costs. The results are displayed in a series of graphs that enable annual cost savings and payback periods to be readily determined over a range of commonly encountered parameter values. It is found that it is often economically advantageous to correct a power factor to near unity.

Phillips, R. K.; Burmeister, L. C.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Catalytic reforming optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors have previously examined correlations between catalytic reforming parameters for an L-35-6 unit at the Gor'knefteorgsintez Industrial Association. Experimental design was used to derive polynomial equations describing the correlations for each reactor. Further research on optimizing the reforming has been based on these results. They adopted the following strategy to define the best working parameters: they define a temperature that would provide the maximum target-product yield while maintaining a given working life. Most of the aromatic hydrocarbons are formed by the naphthene dehydrogenation, which is endothermic, so the greater the temperature drop over the height, the more rapid the process. The temperature difference thus indicates the current catalyst activity. To increase the target-product yield, one must raise the inlet temperature and ensure the largest drop across the catalyst. They examined an algorithm with fixed inlet conditions as regards flow rate and raw material composition. This algorithm provides the basis of software for the automatic control of the L-35-6 reactor unit at the Gor'knefteorgsintez Industrial Association. The system has been checked out and put into experimental operation.

Mazina, S.G.; Rybtsov, V.V.; Priss-Titarenko, T.A.

1988-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

427

Evaluating iterative optimization across 1000 datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While iterative optimization has become a popular compiler optimization approach, it is based on a premise which has never been truly evaluated: that it is possible to learn the best compiler optimizations across data sets. Up to now, most iterative ... Keywords: benchmarking, compiler optimization, iterative optimization

Yang Chen; Yuanjie Huang; Lieven Eeckhout; Grigori Fursin; Liang Peng; Olivier Temam; Chengyong Wu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Constraint Handling in Particle Swarm Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, the authors propose a particle swarm optimization PSO for constrained optimization. The proposed PSO adopts a multiobjective approach to constraint handling. Procedures to update the feasible and infeasible personal best are designed ... Keywords: Constrained Optimization, Constraint Handling, Feasible Personal Best, Infeasible Personal Best, Multiobjective Optimization, Particle Swarm Optimization

Wen Fung Leong; Gary G. Yen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Single-junction solar cells with the optimum band gap for terrestrial concentrator applications  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single-junction solar cell is described having the ideal band gap for terrestrial concentrator applications. Computer modeling studies of single-junction solar cells have shown that the presence of absorption bands in the direct spectrum has the effect of ''pinning'' the optimum band gap for a wide range of operating conditions at a value of 1.14[+-]0.02 eV. Efficiencies exceeding 30% may be possible at high concentration ratios for devices with the ideal band gap. 7 figures.

Wanlass, M.W.

1994-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

430

Identifying Optimal Inorganic Nanomateirals for Hybrid Solar Cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As a newly developed photovoltaic technology, organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells have attracted great interest because of the combined advantages from both components. An ideal inorganic acceptor should have a band gap of about 1.5 eV and energy levels of frontier orbitals matching those of the organic polymer in hybrid solar cells. Hybrid density functional calculations are performed to search for optimal inorganic nanomaterials for hybrid solar sells based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT). Our results demonstrate that InSb quantum dots or quantum wires can have a band gap of about 1.5 eV and highest occupied molecular orbital level about 0.4 eV lower than P3HT, indicating that they are good candidates for use in hybrid solar cells. In addition, we predict that chalcopyrite MgSnSb{sub 2} quantum wire could be a low-cost material for realizing high-efficiency hybrid solar cells.

Xiang, H.; Wei, S. H.; Gong, X. G.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

The Gender Gap in Secondary School Mathematics at High Achievement Levels: Evidence from the American Mathematics Competitions  

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This paper uses a new data source, American Mathematics Competitions, to examine the gender gap among high school students at very high achievement levels. The data bring out several new facts. There is a large gender gap ...

Ellison, Glenn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

MathOptimizer: A nonlinear optimization package for Mathematica ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

introduce MathOptimizer's key features and discuss its usage options that support a ..... The option Samples determines the total number of sample points in each ..... and scientific fields such as numerical integration, potential energy models, ...

433

The microscopic pairing gap in a slab of nuclear matter for the Argonne v18 NN-potential  

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Ab initio gap equation for ^1S_0 pairing in a nuclear slab is solved for the Argonne v18 NN-potential. The gap function is compared in detail with the one found previously for the separable form of the Paris potential. The difference between the two gaps turned out to be about 10%. Dependence of the gap on the chemical potential mu is analyzed.

S. S. Pankratov; M. Baldo; U. Lombardo; E. E. Saperstein; M. V. Zverev; ;

2008-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

434

Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard - Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild, Grand County, Colorado: Final Environmental Impact Statement Appendices  

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PUMPING PLANT SWITCHYARD - WINDY GAP PUMPING PLANT SWITCHYARD - WINDY GAP SUBSTATION TRANSMISSION LINE REBUILD, GRAND COUNTY, COLORADO DOE/EIS-0400 Final Environmental Impact Statement Appendices Grand County, Colorado June 2013 Appendix A EIS Scoping Report GRANBY PUMPING PLANT - WINDY GAP TRANSMISSION LINE REBUILD PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT SCOPING SUMMARY REPORT December 4, 2007

435

Thermodynamic and cost optimization using program GEOTHM  

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Some of the features of the computer program GEOTHM are shown. This program designs and optimizes thermodynamic process cycles. Several examples of geothermal cycle optimization are given. Three dimensional plots generated by the computer show how the optimization process works.

Green, M.A.; Pines, H.A.; Pope, W.L.; Williams, J.D.

1977-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Particle swarm optimization with opposite particles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The particle swarm optimization algorithm is a kind of intelligent optimization algorithm. This algorithm is prone to be fettered by the local optimization solution when the particle's velocity is small. This paper presents a novel particle swarm ...

Rujing Wang; Xiaoming Zhang

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Integration of MEA Components-Status and Technology Gaps: A Stakeholders Perspective  

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DOE Fuel Cell Pre-Solicitation Workshop DOE Fuel Cell Pre-Solicitation Workshop March 16-17, 2010 Denver, CO 3M Fuel Cell Components Program Mark Debe, Steve Hamrock, Radoslav Atanasoski, Pinar Serim, Eric Funkenbusch, Mike Yandrasits, Stan Garnsworthy and Customers Integration of MEA Components - Status and Technology Gaps - A Stakeholder's Perspective 2 Outline: 1. What does MEA integration mean? 2. Where the technology may be going with regard to 2015 3. Status and relative gaps for 2015 at the individual component level 4. Status and relative gaps for 2015 at the MEA integration level 5. Suggestions where DOE should concentrate its efforts in the near future 6. Other general suggestions and recommendations Integration of MEA Components 3M perspectives on technology development needs and gaps. 3M U.S. DOE Fuel Cell Pre-Solicitation Workshop Denver, CO, March 16-17, 2010

438

Extended variational approach to the SU(2) mass gap on the lattice  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The linear [delta] expansion is applied to a calculation of the SU(2) mass gap on the lattice. Our results compare favorably with the strong-coupling expansion and are in good agreement with recent Monte Carlo estimates.

Akeyo, J.O. (Physics Department, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844, Nairobi, Kenya (Kenya)); Jones, H.F.; Parker, C.S. (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, SW7 2BZ (United Kingdom))

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

An Automobile Platform for the Measurement of Foehn and Gap Flows  

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An instrument package to measure temperature, pressure, humidity, and position was designed to be quickly deployable on any automobile to be used for the study of gap and other orographically influenced flows. Differential GPS (global positioning ...

Georg J. Mayr; Johannes Vergeiner; Alexander Gohm

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Patents and Clean Energy: Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Policy |  

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Patents and Clean Energy: Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Policy Patents and Clean Energy: Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Policy Jump to: navigation, search Name Patents and Clean Energy: Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Policy Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Publications Website http://www.unep.org/greenecono References Patents and Clean Energy: Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Policy[1] Overview "Technology development and its rapid diffusion are considered crucial for tackling the climate change challenge. In particular, enhancing technology transfer towards developing countries has been an integral part of the global climate change regime since the inception of the United Nations

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Event:GGKP-Green Growth: Addressing the Knowledge Gaps Day 1 | Open Energy  

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GGKP-Green Growth: Addressing the Knowledge Gaps: on 2012/01/12 GGKP-Green Growth: Addressing the Knowledge Gaps: on 2012/01/12 The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) will hold its inaugural conference, "Green Growth: Addressing the Knowledge Gaps," January 12-13, 2012, in Mexico City Mexico. The conference aims to take stock of the current understanding of the economics of green growth; engage researchers and practitioners in an ongoing dialogue to increase understanding of how green growth approaches can be applied in the field; identify knowledge gaps and establish priorities for knowledge-building work and implementation; and launch follow-on efforts. The conference location will allow attendees to benefit from Mexico's experiences from taking a leading role internationally in advocating pathways to green development.

442

Numerical Study of Precipitation Core-Gap Structure along Cold Fronts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mechanism responsible for the core-gap structure of precipitation along narrow cold-frontal rainbands (NCFRs) is investigated through analyses of idealized cloud-resolving simulations of cold fronts. The control simulation, in which the ...

Masayuki Kawashima

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Molten Carbonate and Phosphoric Acid Stationary Fuel Cells: Overview and Gap Analysis  

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This report details technical and cost gap analyses of molten carbonate fuel cell and phosphoric acid fuel cell stationary fuel cell power plants and identifies pathways for reducing costs.

444

Topological mapping for limited sensing mobile robots using the Probabilistic Gap Navigation Tree  

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This thesis proposes a novel structure for robotic navigation with minimal sensing abilities called the Probabilistic Gap Navigation Tree (PGNT). In this navigation approach, we create a topological map of the environment ...

Gordeski, Valerie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Large inherent optical gain from the direct gap transition of Ge thin films  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The recent demonstration of Ge-on-Si diode lasers renews the interest in the unique carrier dynamics of Ge involving both direct (?) and indirect (L) valleys. Here, we report a large inherent direct gap optical gain ...

Wang, Xiaoxin

446

Calculation of wakefields in a 17 GHz beam-driven photonic band-gap accelerator structure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the theoretical analysis and computer simulation of the wakefields in a 17 GHz photonic band-gap (PBG) structure for accelerator applications. Using the commercial code CST Particle Studio, the fundamental ...

Hu, Min

447

Molten Carbonate and Phosphoric Acid Stationary Fuel Cells: Overview and Gap Analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the technical and cost gap analysis performed to identify pathways for reducing the costs of molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) and phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) stationary fuel cell power plants.

Remick, R.; Wheeler, D.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Direct gap photoluminescence of n-type tensile-strained Ge-on-Si  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Room temperature direct gap photoluminescence (PL) was observed from n-type tensile-strained epitaxial Ge-on-Si. The PL intensity increases with n-type doping due to a higher electron population in the direct ? valley as ...

Sun, Xiaochen

449

Closing the gap: global potential for increasing biofuel production through agricultural intensification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Closing the gap: global potential for increasing biofuel production through agricultural: global potential for increasing biofuel production through agricultural intensification Matt Johnston1 and biodiesel feedstock crops. With biofuels coming under increasing pressure to slow or eliminate indirect land

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

450

W-12: Determination of Interfacial Heat Transfer and Air-gap ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is predicted for the Nickel-based alloy when the air-gap is below 0.3mm heat conduction is the dominant heat transfer process; above 0.3mm radiation is the ...

451

Low-Frequency Variability and Remote Forcing of Gap Winds over the East Pacific Warm Pool  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The low-frequency variability of gap winds at the Isthmuses of Tehuantepec and Papagayo is investigated using a 17-yr wind stress dataset merging the remotely sensed observations of Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) and Quick Scatterometer (...

Kristopher B. Karnauskas; Antonio J. Busalacchi; Raghu Murtugudde

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

A novel white-light scanning interferometer for absolute nano-scale gap thickness measurement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a special configuration of white-light scanning interferometer, in which the measured gap is not located in any interference arm of the interferometer, but acts as an amplitude-and-phase modulator of ...

Xu, Zhiguang

453

Codes and Standards Gap Analysis Helps DOE Define Research Priorities (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This fact sheet describes NREL's accomplishments in analyzing gaps in codes and standards for alternative vehicle fuels, including hydrogen. Work was performed by the Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center.

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2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Optimal adaptive control with ?LQG.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis introduces ?LQG, the hyper extension of the Linear Quadratic Gaussian Regulator, for solving general purpose (locally optimal) nonlinear adaptive control on multiple-input multiple-output… (more)

Wendt, Luke

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Greedy approximation in convex optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 2, 2012 ... In optimization theory an energy function E(x) is given and we should find ..... of matrices with nuclear norm not exceeding 1. We are interested ...

456

Optimization Online Digest -- July 2012  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimal management and sizing of energy storage under dynamic pricing for the efficient integration of renewable energy. Pavithra ... POST-PARETO ANALYSIS FOR MULTIOBJECTIVE PARABOLIC CONTROL SYSTEMS Henri Bonnel.

457

Amine plant troubleshooting and optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A systematic method for troubleshooting and optimization of amine plants, if properly used, will result in fewer plant upsets, quick and correct responses to changing conditions and long-term profitable operations of any amine unit. It is important for amine plants to maintain safe, continuous and optimized operations for short- and long-term success. Effective and fast resolution of maine unit upsets plays a large part in this success. These considerations are as important in plants using generic amines such as monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) and specialty amines based on MDEA. The key to troubleshooting and optimization is a systematic approach. Developing and using control charts can also be used to monitor amine plant operations. By using these techniques collectively, a formal method for troubleshooting and optimization can be established. This will ultimately result in a more trouble-free, continuous operation.

Abry, R.G.F. [Dow Chemical Co., Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta (Canada); DuPart, M.S. [Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, TX (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

NETL: Gasification Systems - Gasifier Optimization  

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Coal Optimization Small-Scale Coal-biomass to Liquids Production Using Highly Selective Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Small-Scale Pilot Plant for the Gasification of Coal and Coal...

459

Optimization of the CMDFT Code  

SciTech Connect

This report outlines the optimization of the CMDFT code by Xiaoguang Zhang during June-July 2006. The overall improvement in speed is nearly 40%. Possible further optimizatins are also discussed.

Zhang, Xiaoguang [ORNL; Kent, P. R. C. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Optimization Online Digest -- December 2008  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimal structure of gas transmission trunklines ... Behavior of BFGS with an Exact Line Search on Nonsmooth Examples ... MINIMIZERS AND APPROXIMATE SUPER MINIMIZERS OF A SET-VALUED MAP INVOLVING CODERIVATIVES

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Benzene rectifying column performance optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Benzene rectifying column control at the actual petroleum refinery is studied. Certain approaches to increase the performance of precise rectification of benzene and toluene are suggested. An algorithm of evaluating the optimal regulation parameters ...

D. A. Smirnova; V. I. Fedorov; N. V. Lisitsyn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

On Optimal Radar Reflectivity Processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A format for an optimal post-detection integration is discussed. The measurement cells in the integration scheme have equal down-range and cross-range resolution to conserve more of the variability of the precipitation field. Every measurement ...

Enrico Torlaschi; Isztar Zawadzki

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Fat Borders: Gap Filling for Efficient View-dependent LOD Rendering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Real-time high quality rendering of complex models remains a big challenge. Simply splitting the models into several parts which can be simplified and rendered independently introduces disturbing gaps along the common borders. Recent approaches for viewdependent rendering of huge models either neglect the artifacts introduced by the gaps or try to maintain the connectivity of the models. Unfortunately, in the second case the computational complexity and storage requirements of the algorithms are tremendous. In this

Á. Balázs; M. Guthe; R. Klein

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Thermophotovoltaic conversion using selective infrared line emitters and large band gap photovoltaic devices  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Efficient thermophotovoltaic conversion can be performed using photovoltaic devices with a band gap in the 0.75-1.4 electron volt range, and selective infrared emitters chosen from among the rare earth oxides which are thermally stimulated to emit infrared radiation whose energy very largely corresponds to the aforementioned band gap. It is possible to use thermovoltaic devices operating at relatively high temperatures, up to about 300.degree. C., without seriously impairing the efficiency of energy conversion.

Brandhorst, Jr., Henry W. (Auburn, AL); Chen, Zheng (Auburn, AL)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Exploration of the Gap Between Computer Science Curriculum and Industrial I.T Skills Requirements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper sets out to examine the skills gaps between the industrial application of Information Technology and university academic programmes (curriculum). It looks at some of the causes, and considers the probable solutions for bridging the gap between them and suggests the possibilities of exploring a new role for our universities and employers of labor. It also highlights strategies to abolish the misalignment between university and industry. The main concept is to blend the academic rigidity with the industrial relevance.

Azeez Nureni Ayofe; Azeez Raheem Ajetola

2009-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

466

Optimal refinement of rule bases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents a formal analysis of the rule refinement selection problem. There is no satisfactory methodical standard for the optimal refinement of rule bases. Current refinement systems select the best overall rule base refinements out of a ... Keywords: Rule base validation, complex gain calculation, conflicting and alternative rule refinements, evaluation of safety-critical knowledge bases, optimal refinement selection, rule refinement classes, subsumption and synergy

Hans-Werner Kelbassa

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Production Cost Optimization Project 2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Production Cost Optimization project assists participating members in implementing or enhancing heat rate optimization programs to reduce production costs through sustainable performance improvements. This Technical Update summarizes the status of the project and presents results for five (5) sites that have completed initial and follow-up assessments. A PCO assessment consists of benchmarking plant thermal performance using historical plant data along with an on-site performance appraisal to id...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

468

CENTRAL PLATEAU REMEDIATION OPTIMIZATION STUDY  

SciTech Connect

THE CENTRAL PLATEAU REMEDIATION OPTIMIZATION STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DEVELOP AN OPTIMAL SEQUENCE OF REMEDIATION ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTING THE CERCLA DECISION ON THE CENTRAL PLATEAU. THE STUDY DEFINES A SEQUENCE OF ACTIVITIES THAT RESULT IN AN EFFECTIVE USE OF RESOURCES FROM A STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE WHEN CONSIDERING EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT AND STAGING, WORKFORCE MOBILIZATION/DEMOBILIZATION, WORKFORCE LEVELING, WORKFORCE SKILL-MIX, AND OTHER REMEDIATION/DISPOSITION PROJECT EXECUTION PARAMETERS.

BERGMAN TB; STEFANSKI LD; SEELEY PN; ZINSLI LC; CUSACK LJ

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

469

Optimization approach to entanglement distillation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We put forward a method for optimized distillation of partly entangled pairs of qubits into a smaller number of more entangled pairs by recurrent local unitary operations and projections. Optimized distillation is achieved by minimization of a cost function with up to 30 real parameters, which is chosen to be sensitive to the fidelity and the projection probability at each step. We show that in many cases this approach can significantly improve the distillation efficiency in comparison to the present methods.

T. Opatrny; G. Kurizki

1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

470

NREL-Renewable Energy Optimization Presentation | Open Energy...  

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Renewable Energy Optimization Presentation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Renewable Energy Optimization Presentation Name Renewable Energy Optimization Presentation Agency...

471

Optimization Online - All Areas Submissions - July 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimization of Demand Response Through Peak Shaving G. Zakeri, D. Craigie, A. Philpott, M. Todd. Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization On Equilibrium ...

472

Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids  

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Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids Title Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids Publication Type Presentation Year of Publication 2013 Authors...

473

Portfolio Optimization with Stochastic Dominance Constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on the portfolio return rate. We develop optimality and duality theory for these models. We construct equivalent optimization models with utility functions.

474

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Building Energy Optimization...  

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Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software Project ID: 105 Principal Investigator: Craig Christensen Brief Description: BEopt is a computer program designed to find optimal...

475

Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery  

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4 January Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery The simulation provides an important...

476

Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery  

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Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery The simulation provides an important approach to estimate...

477

Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China...  

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Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China - a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions Title Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization...

478

OSCon: Optimizing superconductor transport properties through...  

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OSCon: Optimizing superconductor transport properties through large-scale simulation OSCon: Optimizing superconductor transport properties through large-scale simulation The SciDAC...

479

Necessary optimality condition for Nonsmooth Switching Control ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 7, 2007 ... Abstract: This paper is concerned with a class optimal switching nonsmoth optimal control problem is considered. Both the switching instants ...

480

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Optimization Online - Other Topics Submissions - 2012  

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Equilibria on the Day-Ahead Electricity Market Margarida Carvalho, João Pedro Pedroso. Optimization of Simulated Systems Simulation Optimization for the ...

482

Completely Positive Reformulations for Polynomial Optimization  

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Condition (i) in Remark 1 ensures that the feasible set of (18) does not change ..... Optimization Handbook on Semidefinite, Conic and Polynomial Optimization,

483

Design Feasibility Analysis and Optimization under Uncertainty...  

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Feasibility Analysis and Optimization under Uncertainty - A Bayesian Optimal Decision Framework Speaker(s): Jose M. Ortega Date: October 7, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90...

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multimaterial topology optimization by volume constrained allen ...  

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In [22], the optimization of the position of fuel assemblies in a nuclear reactor core has ... topology optimization problem based on the homogenization theory.

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Effect of interfacial lattice mismatch on bulk carrier concentration and band gap of InN  

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The issue of ambiguous values of the band gap (0.6 to 2 eV) of InN thin film in literature has been addressed by a careful experiment. We have grown wurtzite InN films by PA-MBE simultaneously on differently modified c-plane sapphire substrates and characterized by complementary structural and chemical probes. Our studies discount Mie resonances caused by metallic In segregation at grain boundaries as the reason for low band gap values ( Almost-Equal-To 0.6 eV) and also the formation of Indium oxides and oxynitrides as the cause for high band gap value ( Almost-Equal-To 2.0 eV). It is observed that polycrystallinity arising from azimuthal miss-orientation of c-oriented wurtzite InN crystals increases the carrier concentration and the band gap values. We have reviewed the band gap, carrier concentration, and effective mass of InN in literature and our own measurements, which show that the Moss-Burstein relation with a non-parabolic conduction band accounts for the observed variation of band gap with carrier concentration.

Kuyyalil, Jithesh [FOTON, UMR 6082, INSA, F-35708 Rennes (France); Tangi, Malleswararao; Shivaprasad, S. M. [Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore-560064 (India)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of the Halpha equivalent width of HII regions in a flocculent and a grand design galaxy: possible evidences for IMF variations  

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We present here a study of the Halpha equivalent widths of the flocculent galaxy NGC 4395 and the grand design galaxy NGC 5457. A difference between the mean values of the Halpha equivalent widths for the two galaxies has been found. Several hypotheses are presented in order to explain this difference: differences in age, metallicity, star formation rate, photon leakage and initial mass function. Various tests and Monte Carlo models are used to find out the most probable cause of this difference. The resultsshow that the possible cause for the difference could be a variation in the initial mass function. This difference is such that it seems to favor a fraction of more massive stars in the grand design galaxy when compared with the flocculent galaxy. This could be due to a change of the environmental conditions due to a density wave.

Cedres, B; Tomita, A; Cedres, Bernabe; Cepa, Jordi; Tomita, Akihiko

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of the Halpha equivalent width of HII regions in a flocculent and a grand design galaxy: possible evidences for IMF variations  

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We present here a study of the Halpha equivalent widths of the flocculent galaxy NGC 4395 and the grand design galaxy NGC 5457. A difference between the mean values of the Halpha equivalent widths for the two galaxies has been found. Several hypotheses are presented in order to explain this difference: differences in age, metallicity, star formation rate, photon leakage and initial mass function. Various tests and Monte Carlo models are used to find out the most probable cause of this difference. The resultsshow that the possible cause for the difference could be a variation in the initial mass function. This difference is such that it seems to favor a fraction of more massive stars in the grand design galaxy when compared with the flocculent galaxy. This could be due to a change of the environmental conditions due to a density wave.

Bernabe Cedres; Jordi Cepa; Akihiko Tomita

2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

488

Optimal Constant-Time Approximation Algorithms and (Unconditional) Inapproximability Results for Every Bounded-Degree CSP  

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Raghavendra (STOC 2008) gave an elegant and surprising result: if Khot's Unique Games Conjecture (STOC 2002) is true, then for every constraint satisfaction problem (CSP), the best approximation ratio is attained by a certain simple semidefinite programming and a rounding scheme for it. In this paper, we show that a similar result holds for constant-time approximation algorithms in the bounded-degree model. Specifically, we present the followings: (i) For every CSP, we construct an oracle that serves an access, in constant time, to a nearly optimal solution of a basic LP relaxation of the CSP. (ii) Using the oracle, we present a constant-time rounding scheme that achieves an approximation ratio coincident with the integrality gap of the basic LP. (iii) We give a generic conversion from integrality gaps of basic LPs to hardness results. All of those results are ``unconditional.'' Therefore, for every bounded-degree CSP, we give the best constant-time approximation algorithm among all.

Yoshida, Yuichi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Building Energy Software Tools Directory : CHP Capacity Optimizer  

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CHP Capacity Optimizer Back to Tool CHP Capacity Optimizer data entry screen CHP Capacity Optimizer results screen CHP Capacity Optimizer restult map...

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Distributed rate allocation for inelastic flows: Optimization frameworks, optimality conditions, and optimal algorithms  

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Abstract—A common assumption behind the recent surge in research activities on network utility maximization is that the traffic flows are elastic, which implies that the utility functions are concave and there are no hard limits on the rate allocated to each flow. These critical assumptions lead to the tractability of the analytic models of utility maximization, but also limits the applicability of the resulting rate allocation protocols. This paper focuses on inelastic flows and removes these restrictive and often invalid assumptions. We present several optimization frameworks, optimality conditions, and optimal algorithms. First we consider nonconcave utility functions, which turn utility maximization into nonconvex, constrained optimization problems that are well-known to be extremely difficult. We first show a surprising result that under certain conditions, the standard pricing algorithm for rate allocation will still converge to the globally optimal rate allocation. When the existing distributed algorithm fails, we present a new algorithm that produces the globally optimal rate allocation, with the worst case complexity being polynomial time in the number of users but exponential time in the number of links. In the second part of the paper, we provide a general problem formulation of rate allocation among time-sensitive flows from real-time and streaming applications, as well as a decomposition into subproblems coordinated by pricing. After simplifying the subproblems by leveraging the optimization structures, we highlight the difficult issues of causality and time-scale, and propose an effective pricing-based heuristics for admission control and an optimal algorithm for a special case formulation.

Mung Chiang; Shengyu Zhang; Prashanth H

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Optimizing performance of superscalar codes for a single Cray X1MSP processor  

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The growing gap between sustained and peak performance for full-scale complex scientific applications on conventional supercomputers is a major concern in high performance computing. The recently-released vector-based Cray X1 offers to bridge this gap for many demanding scientific applications. However, this unique architecture contains both data caches and multi-streaming processing units, and the optimal programming methodology is still under investigation. In this paper we investigate Cray X1 code optimization for a suite of computational kernels originally designed for superscalar processors. For our study, we select four applications from the SPLASH2 application suite (1-D FFT,Radix, Ocean, and Nbody), two kernels from the NAS benchmark suite (3-DFFT and CG), and a matrix-matrix multiplication kernel. Results show that for many cases, the addition of vectorization compiler directives results faster runtimes. However, to achieve a significant performance improvement via increased vector length, it is often necessary to restructure the program at the source level sometimes leading to algorithmic level transformations. Additionally, memory bank conflicts may result in substantial performance losses. These conflicts can often be exacerbated when optimizing code for increased vector lengths, and must be explicitly minimized. Finally, we investigate the relationship of the X1 data caches on overall performance.

Shan, Hongzhang; Strohmaier, Erich; Oliker, Leonid

2004-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

492

Bridging the Gap in the Chemical Thermodynamic Database for Nuclear Waste Repository: Studies of the Effect of Temperature on Actinide Complexation  

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the Gap in the Chemical Thermodynamic Database for NuclearRecent results of thermodynamic studies on the complexationthe gaps in the chemical thermodynamic database for nuclear

Rao, Linfeng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Avian response to microclimate in canopy gaps in a bottomland hardwood forest.  

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Abstract - Microclimate may infl uence use of early successional habitat by birds. We assessed the relationships between avian habitat use and microclimate (temperature, light intensity, and relative humidity) in experimentally created canopy gaps in a bottomland hardwood forest on the Savannah River Site, SC. Gaps were 2- to 3-year-old group-selection timber harvest openings of three sizes (0.13, 0.26, 0.50 ha). Our study was conducted from spring through fall, encompassing four bird-use periods (spring migration, breeding, post-breeding, and fall migration), in 2002 and 2003. We used mist netting and simultaneously recorded microclimate variables to determine the influence of microclimate on bird habitat use. Microclimate was strongly affected by net location within canopy gaps in both years. Temperature generally was higher on the west side of gaps, light intensity was greater in gap centers, and relative humidity was higher on the east side of gaps. However, we found few relationships between bird captures and the microclimate variables. Bird captures were inversely correlated with temperature during the breeding and postbreeding periods in 2002 and positively correlated with temperature during spring 2003. Captures were high where humidity was high during post-breeding 2002, and captures were low where humidity was high during spring 2003. We conclude that variations in the local microclimate had minor infl uence on avian habitat use within gaps. Instead, habitat selection in relatively mild regions like the southeastern US is based primarily on vegetation structure, while other factors, including microclimate, are less important.

Champlin, Tracey B.; Kilgo, John C.; Gumpertz, Marcia L.; Moorman, Christopher E.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYSIS OF THE AXIAL GAP VS FIBERBOARD MOISTURE CONTENT IN A 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The fiberboard assembly within a 9975 shipping package contains a modest amount of moisture, which can migrate to the cooler regions of the package when an internal heat load is present. Typically, this leads to increased moisture levels in the bottom fiberboard layers, along with elevated chloride levels which can leach from the fiberboard. Concerns have been raised that this condition could lead to corrosion of the stainless steel drum. It has been postulated that checking the axial gap at the top of the package against the current 1 inch maximum criterion provides a sufficient indication regarding the integrity of the fiberboard and drum. This report estimates the increase in axial gap that might be expected for a given moisture increase in the bottom fiberboard layers, and the likelihood that the increase will create a nonconforming condition that will lead to identification of the moisture increase. Using data relating the fiberboard moisture content with the degree of compaction under load, the present analysis indicates that the axial gap will increase by 0.282 inch as the bottom fiberboard layers approach the saturation point. This increase will cause approximately 58% of packages with otherwise nominal package component dimensions to fail the axial gap criterion, based on a survey of axial gap values recorded in K-Area surveillance activities. As the moisture content increases above saturation, the predicted increase in axial gap jumps to 0.405 inch, which would result in 92% or more of all packages failing the axial gap criterion. The data and analysis described in this report are specific to cane fiberboard. While it is expected that softwood fiberboard will behave similarly, such behavior has not yet been demonstrated.

Daugherty, W.

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

495

Dynamic clustering using combinatorial particle swarm optimization  

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Combinatorial Particle Swarm Optimization (CPSO) is a relatively recent technique for solving combinatorial optimization problems. CPSO has been used in different applications, e.g., partitional clustering and project scheduling problems, and it has ... Keywords: Combinatorial optimization problems, Combinatorial particle swarm optimization, Dynamic clustering, Partitional clustering

Hamid Masoud; Saeed Jalili; Seyed Mohammad Hasheminejad

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Optimal Operation of a Multiple Reservoir System  

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energy production release policies system. percent while optimal the meet satisfactorily all Sensitivity analysis

Marino, Miguel A; Loaiciga, Hugo A

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Optimization Online - Stochastic Programming Submissions - 2013  

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Stochastic Programming Submissions - 2013. January 2013. Generating moment matching scenarios using optimization techniques. Sanjay Mehrotra, David ...

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Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software  

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Optimization of Industrial Refrigeration Systems  

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A computer program designed to optimize the size of an evaporative condenser in a two-stage industrial refrigeration plant was created. The program sizes both the high-stage and low-stage compressors and an evaporative condenser. Once the initial system is sized, a year long plant simulation is performed resulting in electric energy consumption profile and an exergy destruction profile for each component and for the system. The program uses actual regional hourly outside dry bulb and wet bulb temperatures for both sizing and simulation. An exergoeconomic optimization uses the results of the simulation combined with component and energy costs to optimize the condenser size such that both plant costs and energy losses are minimized.

Flack, P. J.; Sharp, M. K.; Case, M. E.; Gregory, R. W.; Case, P. L.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation optimization for damage detection  

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A technique is developed to answer the important question: 'Given limited system response measurements and ever-present physical limits on the level of excitation, what excitation should be provided to a system to make damage most detectable?' Specifically, a method is presented for optimizing excitations that maximize the sensitivity of output measurements to perturbations in damage-related parameters estimated with an extended Kalman filter. This optimization is carried out in a computationally efficient manner using adjoint-based optimization and causes the innovations term in the extended Kalman filter to be larger in the presence of estimation errors, which leads to a better estimate of the damage-related parameters in question. The technique is demonstrated numerically on a nonlinear 2 DOF system, where a significant improvement in the damage-related parameter estimation is observed.

Bement, Matthew T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bewley, Thomas R [UCSD

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z