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High resolution linkage and association study of quantitative trait loci  

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As a large number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and microsatellite markers are available, high resolution mapping employing multiple markers or multiple allele markers is an important step to identify quantitative trait locus (QTL...

Jung, Jeesun

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) Associated with Maintenance of Bread Making Quality under Heat Stress in Wheat (Triticum aestivum)  

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IDENTIFICATION OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI (QTLs) ASSOCIATED WITH MAINTENANCE OF BREAD MAKING QUALITY UNDER HEAT STRESS IN WHEAT (Triticum aestivum) A Thesis by FRANCIS WARD BEECHER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2009 Major Subject: Molecular and Environmental Plan Sciences IDENTIFICATION OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI (QTLs) ASSOCIATED WITH MAINTENANCE OF BREAD MAKING QUALITY UNDER HEAT...

Beecher, Francis Ward

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of quantitative trait loci and candidate genes for cadmium tolerance in Populus  

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Understanding genetic variation for the response of Populus to heavy metals like cadmium (Cd) is an important step in elucidating the underlying mechanisms of tolerance. In this study, a pseudo-backcross pedigree of Populus trichocarpa Torr. & Gray and Populus deltoides Bart. was characterized for growth and performance traits after Cd exposure. A total of 16 quantitative trait loci (QTL) at logarithm of odds (LOD) ratio 2.5 were detected for total dry weight, its components and root volume. Major QTL for Cd responses were mapped to two different linkage groups and the relative allelic effects were in opposing directions on the two chromosomes, suggesting differential mechanisms at these two loci. The phenotypic variance explained by Cd QTL ranged from 5.9 to 11.6% and averaged 8.2% across all QTL. A whole-genome microarray study led to the identification of nine Cd-responsive genes from these QTL. Promising candidates for Cd tolerance include an NHL repeat membrane-spanning protein, a metal transporter and a putative transcription factor. Additional candidates in the QTL intervals include a putative homolog of a glutamate cysteine ligase, and a glutathione-S-transferase. Functional characterization of these candidate genes should enhance our understanding of Cd metabolism and transport and phytoremediation capabilities of Populus.

Induri, Brahma R [West Virginia University; Ellis, Danielle R [West Virginia University; Slavov, Goncho T. [West Virginia University; Yin, Tongming [ORNL; Zhang, Xinye [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; DiFazio, Steven P [West Virginia University

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a web accessible integrated database and visualization tool for bovine quantitative trait loci  

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tend to fall into discrete categories. Usually just one or a few genes have a major effect on qualitative traits and the environment usually has a minor role in influencing the category into which the animal falls. In this case, the phenotype... (marbling) ? Warner-Bratzler shear force (tenderness) ? Feed efficiency The combined influence of many genes and the effects of the environment on quantitative traits make it much more difficult to determine the genotype accurately compared...

Polineni, Pavana

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative trait loci(qtl) analysis of yield components and heat tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum)  

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component traits in the 62 RILs in four individual environments?.. 94 Table XV Summary of QTLs identified by composite interval mapping for heat tolerance based on simple score of yield and its component traits in the 62 RILs in four...

Do, Jung Hwa

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Model for mapping imprinted quantitative trait loci in an inbred F2 design Yuehua Cui a  

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control of complex traits. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Keywords: EM algorithm; F2; Imprinted, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA b Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA Received 25 July 2005; accepted 29 November 2005

Cheverud, James M.

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Genetic and interval mapping of the bovine X chromosome for quantitative trait loci using microsatellite markers  

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mapping MATERIALS AND METHODS . 16 16 17 18 19 20 20 22 22 23 25 Animals . Microsatellite markers Polymerase chain reaction Genetic/Linkage map QTL detection Phenotypic data Statistical analysis . 25 28 31 31 32 33 35 RESULTS... AND DISCUSSION 36 Microsatellite scoring . Linkage analysis . QTL analysis . Interval mapping . 36 37 51 52 CONCLUSIONS LITERATURE CITED 65 VITA 85 LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page A summary of bovine X-linked traits . 12 Structure and breed composition...

Yeh, Chen-Chen

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) and Candidate Genes for Cadmium Tolerance in Populus  

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Knowledge of genetic variation in response of Populus to heavy metals like cadmium (Cd) is an important step in understanding the underlying mechanisms of tolerance. In this study, a pseudo-backcross pedigree of Populus trichocarpa and Populus deltoides was characterized for Cd exposure. The pedigree showed significant variation for Cd tolerance thus enabling the identification of relatively tolerant and susceptible genotypes for intensive characterization. A total of 16 QTLs at logarithm of odds (LOD) ratio > 2.5, were found to be associated with total dry weight, its components, and root volume. Four major QTLs for total dry weight were mapped to different linkage groups in control (LG III) and Cd conditions (LG XVI) and had opposite allelic effects on Cd tolerance, suggesting that these genomic regions were differentially controlled. The phenotypic variation explained by Cd QTL for all traits under study varied from 5.9% to 11.6% and averaged 8.2% across all QTL. Leaf Cd contents also showed significant variation suggesting the phytoextraction potential of Populus genotypes, though heritability of this trait was low (0.22). A whole-genome microarray study was conducted by using two genotypes with extreme responses for Cd tolerance in the above study and differentially expressed genes were identified. Candidate genes including CAD2 (CADMIUM SENSITIVE 2), HMA5 (HEAVY METAL ATPase5), ATGTST1 (Arabidopsis thaliana Glutathione S-Transferase1), ATGPX6 (Glutathione peroxidase 6), and ATMRP 14 (Arabidopsis thaliana Multidrug Resistance associated Protein 14) were identified from QTL intervals and microarray study. Functional characterization of these candidate genes could enhance phytoremediation capabilities of Populus.

Induri, Brahma R [West Virginia University; Ellis, Danielle R [West Virginia University; Slavov, Gancho [West Virginia University; Yin, Tongming [ORNL; Muchero, Wellington [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; DiFazio, Stephen P [West Virginia University

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Copyright 2000 by the Genetics Society of America Quantitative Trait Loci for Floral Morphology in Arabidopsis thaliana  

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indicate that many of the iden- ORGANS (UFO)], influence the setting of boundaries tified loci that control floral development encode either between whorls [SUPERMAN (SUP) and UFO], and alter DNA

Mackay, Trudy F.C.

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Bayesian Statistics and Its Application to Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping  

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2.3 The posterior TAD panels (trace, autocorrelation and2 )) of the 2.4 The posterior TAD panels for parameter rho (2.5 The posterior TAD panels for parameter gamma1 (? 1 ) of

Che, Xiaohong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioinformatics tools for the genetic dissection of complex traits in chickens   

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This thesis explores the genetic characterization of the mechanisms underlying complex traits in chicken through the use and development of bioinformatics tools. The characterization of quantitative trait loci controlling complex traits has proven...

Cabrera Cárdenas, Claudia Paola

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - abundant quantitative trait Sample Search...  

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... Source: Poff, N. LeRoy - Department of Biology, Colorado State University Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 12 The genetic architecture of quantitative traits:...

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An integrative functional genomics approach towards quantitative trait gene nomination in existing and emerging mouse genetic reference populations.  

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??An approach that has been widely applied for the genetic dissection of complex traits is Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) mapping. QTL mapping identifies genomic regions… (more)

Philip, Vivek

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Genetic Mapping of Life History Traits in Drosophila melanogaster  

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Results Discussion Literature Cited Chapter V: Conclusion 67 74 77 94 95 96 98 103 107 111 128 vii List of Figures Chapter 2 Figure 1: Variation in posterior lobe shape in D. melanogaster Figure 2: mPC1 lobe shape... lobes from 15 D. melanogaster inbred lines Figure S2: Outlines of lobes from different genotypes showing the change in shape associated with the mPC1 measure Figure S3: Coarse- and fine-mapping likelihood profiles for all traits Figure S4: Frequency...

McNeil, Casey Lee

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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IDENTIFICATION OF DROUGHT-RELATED QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI (QTLs) IN SUGARCANE (Saccharum spp.) USING GENIC MARKERS  

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Population based association studies in crops that were established by domestication and early breeding can be a valuable basis for the identification of QTLs. A case control design in a population is an ideal way to identify maximum candidate sites...

Sharma, Vivek

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative trait loci analysis to identify modifiers genes of the gene opaque2 in maize endosperm  

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fraction represents 9.5% of the 4 kernel, while other plants like soybean or beans contain 38% and 23% of protein, respectively (National Research Council, 1988). The Prolamins of Maize: The Zeins According to the classification system of cereal...Da ?-zein gene is located on chromosome 6S (bin 6.01) (Weerakoon et al., 1993). The gene encoding the 10kDa d-zein is located in chromosome 9L near the centromere (bin 9.03) (Benner et al., 1989), and the 18 kDa ?-zein gene mapped to the chromosome 6L...

Gutierrez Rojas, Libardo Andres

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping and analysis of quantitative trait loci in Bos indicus x Bos Taurus cattle: chromosome 10  

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A genetic map of bovine chromosome 10 was constructed from 10 microsatellite markers and one erythrocyte antigen that were scored in a reciprocal backcross and F2 Angus x Brahman beef cattle population. The sex averaged map length is 89.7c...

Lutaaya, Emmanuel

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genet. Res., Camb. (2001), 77, pp. 107116. With 2 figures. Printed in the United Kingdom # 2001 Cambridge University Press 107 Quantitative trait locus mapping of fitness-related traits in  

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Cambridge University Press 107 Quantitative trait locus mapping of fitness-related traits in Drosophila We examined the genetic architecture of four fitness-related traits (reproductive success, ovariole populations. Fisher's Fundamental Theorem states that the response to natural selection for fitness is equal

Mackay, Trudy F.C.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple Quantitative Trait Loci Influence the Shape of a Male-Specific Genital Structure in Drosophila melanogaster  

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(1982). However, we obtained practically identical QTL mapping results for the mPC1 shape measure whether or not we ap- plied these functions (data not shown). In addition, because posterior lobe morphology is largely unaffected by variation in overall... the species diversity PCA with an “s” (e.g., sPC1) and those from the mapping experiment PCA with an “m” (e.g., mPC1). Finally, we estimated the size of each lobe as the area enclosed by the outline, lobe height (width) as the length of the vertical...

McNeil, Casey Lee; Bain, Clint L.; Macdonald, Stuart J.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical associations between restriction fragment length polymorphisms and quantitative traits in beef cattle  

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-EcoR1 on gestation length and yearling weight were detected, but the absence of linkage analyses for this marker, and some doubt on the true nature of the polymorphisms utilized require caution in the interpretation of such effects. No associations... Markers The basic idea behind the utilization of genetic markers for QTL was formulated by Sax (1923), when he found an association between seed size and seed coat pigmentation, which he attributed to linkage between genetic factors for the two traits...

Rocha, Joao Luis Lopes da Costa

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative genetics of growth, carcass-quality traits, and disease resistance in hybrid striped bass (Morone chrysops [female] x Morone saxatilis [male])  

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A 10 x 10 factorial mating design and a ‘common-garden’ rearing approach were employed to examine genetic effects and heritability of growth, carcass-quality traits, and disease resistance, important production traits in the aquaculture of hybrid...

Wang, Xiaoxue

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) Mapping of Transpiration Efficiency Related to Pre-flower Drought Tolerance in Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench  

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of the study was to estimate the genetic variation and genetic basis for transpiration efficiency A:E (CO2 assimilation rate (A) divided by transpiration rate (E)) trait and its relationship to WUE related to pre-flower drought tolerance in recombinant inbred...

Heraganahally Kapanigowda, Mohankumar

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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cell trait? Know your sickle cell trait status.  

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What is sickle cell trait? Know your sickle cell trait status. Engage in a slow and gradual experiencing unusual physical distress. People at high risk for having sickle cell trait are those whose countries. sickle cell trait is not a disease. Sickle cell trait is the inheritance of one gene for sickle

Devoto, Stephen H.

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Design and analysis of genetical genomics studies and their potential applications in livestock research   

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Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) mapping has been widely used to identify genetic loci attributable to the variation observed in complex traits. In recent years, gene expression phenotypes have emerged as a new type of ...

Lam, Alex C.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential detection of genetic loci underlying stem and root lignin content in Populus  

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For simultaneous applications directed towards improved pulp yields, enhanced bioethanol production and increased carbon sequestration, it would be desirable to reduce lignin in the harvested stem while increasing the lignin content in nonharvested roots. In this study, we established a comprehensive genetic map with a large number of progeny from a three-generation hybrid Populus intercross, and phenotyped the lignin content, S/G ratio and 28 cell wall subcomponents both in stems and roots for the mapping individuals. Phenotypic analysis revealed that lignin content and syringyl-to-guaiacyl (S/G) ratio using pyrolysis molecular beam mass spectroscopy (pyMBMS) varied among mapping individuals. Phenotypic analysis revealed that stem lignin content is significantly higher than that in root and the quantified traits can be classified into four distinct groups, with strong correlations observed among components within organs. Altogether, 179 coordinating QTLs were detected, and they were co-localized into 49 genetic loci, 27 of which appear to be pleiotropic. Many of the detected genetic loci were detected differentially in stem and root. This is the first report of separate genetic loci controlling cell wall phenotypes above and below ground. These results suggest that it may be possible to modify lignin content and composition via breed and/or engineer as a means of simultaneously improving Populus for cellulosic ethanol production and carbon sequestration.

Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; Yin, Tongming [ORNL; Zhang, Xinye [ORNL; Gunter, Lee E [ORNL; Ranjan, Priya [ORNL; Sykes, Robert [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Davis, Dr. Mark F. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution, biodiversity, taxonomy Polymorphism of eps loci involved in exopolysaccharide  

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Evolution, biodiversity, taxonomy Polymorphism of eps loci involved in exopolysaccharide synthesis ORFs and five copies of three insertion sequences (IS) types belonging to the eps locus and ORFs sequences from Lactococcus lactis. Further- more, sequence comparison of eps loci of three S

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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An Evolutionary Reduction Principle for Mutation Rates at Multiple Loci  

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An Evolutionary Reduction Principle for Mutation Rates at Multiple Loci Lee Altenberg altenber of the reduction principle is found: reduction results at individual loci combine topologically to produce to the reduction principle, and under fine tuning of mutation rates would be expected to have higher mutation rates

Altenberg, Lee

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Causal Gene Network Inference from Genetical Genomics Experiments via Structural Equation Modeling.  

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??The goal of this research is to construct causal gene networks for genetical genomics experiments using expression Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTL) mapping and Structural Equation… (more)

Liu, Bing

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DIFFERENTIAL IMPACT OF SICKLE CELL TRAIT ON ...  

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877–898. DIFFERENTIAL IMPACT OF SICKLE CELL TRAIT ON. SYMPTOMATIC AND ASYMPTOMATIC MALARIA. Eunha Shim. Department of Epidemiology.

2012-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational modeling of personality traits  

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database glosses FFM/NEO PIR taxonomy Behavioral Schemes Set of operators FFM/NEO PIR taxonomy i j 1 2 FFM/NEO PIR with Wordnet glosses JeanPaul Sansonnet LIMSICNRS 6 O.C.E.A.N. Trait NEO PIR Facet Scheme of the synsets; 3. Classify the glosses into FFM/NEO PI-R end Foreach position pi in FFM/NEO PI-R do 1

Sansonnet, Jean-Paul

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autosomal str loci Sample Search Results  

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Proceedings of the 21st Summary: testing. Allele frequency data was available for 46 forensic autosomal STR loci from U.S. Caucasian... of autosomal STR loci for kinship...

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Traits at Work: the design of a new trait-based stream library  

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Traits at Work: the design of a new trait-based stream library Published in Computer LanguagesINRIA-Futurs Bordeaux bINRIA-Lille Nord Europe, Adam Team, CNRS 8022 - LIFL/UTSL cIMEC, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven patterns. This paper presents our work on designing and implementing a new trait-based stream library named

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Plant improvement Contribution of some agronomic traits  

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Plant improvement Contribution of some agronomic traits to durum wheat performance in a dry, the contribution of these traits to genotype discrimination proved rather lim- ited when combined with grain yield; Contribution de quelques caractères agronomiques au rendement du blé dur dans une région mé- diterranéenne

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adjustment testing trait Sample Search...  

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results for: adjustment testing trait Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 cell trait? Know your sickle cell trait status. Summary: What is sickle cell trait? Know your sickle cell trait...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autism susceptibility loci Sample Search...  

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susceptibility loci for ASD (e.g. NRXN3). We are currently collecting samples from the parents and extended... affecting adhesion genes involved in the development of the...

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ORIGINAL PAPER Fine mapping of fw3.2 controlling fruit weight in tomato  

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ORIGINAL PAPER Fine mapping of fw3.2 controlling fruit weight in tomato Na Zhang · Marin Talbot in the Solanaceae family. One of the key traits selected during domestication is fruit mass which is con- trolled by many quantitative trait loci. The fruit weight locus fw3.2 is one of the major loci responsible

van der Knaap, Esther

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Genetic dissection of bioenerrgy traits in sorghum  

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Specific Objectives: 1. To identify the gene(s) underlying a major QTL for stem sugar concentration located on chromosome 3. 2. To identify QTL for stem juice volume and stalk sugar concentration and to identify the underlying genes. 3. To classify 60 novel sorghum bmr mutants from the USDA TILLING population in allelic groups based on cell wall chemistry and allelism tests. 4. To select representative bmr mutants from each allelic group and selected NIR spectral mutants for their potential value as feedstock for ethanol production. 5. To clone and characterize those Bmr genes that represent loci other than Bmr12 and Bmr6 using a mapping and a candidate gene approach. Objective 1 The experiments for this objective are largely complete and the data have been analyzed. Data interpretation and follow-up experiments are still in progress. A manuscript is in preparation (Vermerris et al.; see publication list for full details). The main results are: 1) 16 cDNA libraries were prepared and sequenced at Cornell University. The libraries represent internode tissue and flag leaf tissue at booting, internode tissue and peduncle at soft-dough stage, from two plants per sampling time with the Rio allele for the QTL on chromosome 3, and two plants with the BTx623 allele on chromosome 3 (4 tissues x 2 genotypes x 2 replicates) 2) 480 million 86-nucleotide reads were generated from four lanes of Illuminia HiSeqII 3) 74% of the reads could be mapped to the sorghum transcriptome, indicative of good sequence quality 4) Of the 216 genes within the QTL, 17 genes were differentially expressed among plants with and without the Rio QTL. None of these 17 genes had obvious roles in sucrose metabolism 5) Clustering algorithms identified a group of 721 co-expressed genes. One of these genes is a sucrose synthase gene. This cluster also contains 10 genes from the QTL. 6) Among these co-expressed genes are regulatory genes for which knock-out lines in Arabidopsis have been obtained. Analysis of these lines is in progress. Objective 2 The experiments from this objective have been completed and the data were published in the journal Crop Science by Felderhoff et al. (2012). A second publication by Felderhoff et al. is in progress (see publication list for full details). The experiments were based on a mapping population derived from the sweet sorghum 'Rio' and the dry-stalk grain sorghum BTx3197. The main findings were: 1) The apparent juiciness of the sorghum stalk, based on the appearance of a cut stem surface (moist vs. pithy), is not representative of the moisture content of the stalk. This was surprising, as pithy stalks have been associated with low moisture content. This means that in order to assess 'juiciness', a different evaluation needs to be used, for example by removing juice with a roller press or by measuring the difference in mass between a fresh and dried stalk segment. 2) A total of five QTLs associated with juice volume (corrected for height) or moisture content were identified, but not all QTLs were detected in all environments, providing evidence for genotype x environment interactions. This finding complicates breeding for juice volume using marker-assisted selection. 3) The QTL for sugar concentration identified on chromosome 3, and the subject of Objective 1, was confirmed in this mapping population, but unlike in previous studies (Murray et al., 2008), the presence of this QTL was associated with negative impacts on agronomic performance (fresh and dry biomass yield, juice yield). Consequently, introgression of the Brix QTL from Rio as part of a commercial breeding program will require monitoring of the precise impacts of this QTL on agronomic performance. 4) The absence of dominance effects for the Brix trait (= sugar concentration) indicated that Brix must be high in both parents to produce high Brix in hybrids. This means an extra constraint on the development of hybrid parents. With the results from Objective 1, the selection of progeny containing favorable alleles for sugar concentration is expected to be more efficient.

Vermerris, Wilfred; Kresovich, Stephen; Murray, Seth; Pedersen, Jeffery; Rooney, William; Sattler, Scott.

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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AN EXTENDED NICHOLS CHART WITH CONSTANT MAGNITUDE LOCI OF SENSITIVITY AND  

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AN EXTENDED NICHOLS CHART WITH CONSTANT MAGNITUDE LOCI OF SENSITIVITY AND COMPLEMENTARY SENSITIVITY chart) and constant magnitude loci MS of |S(j)|. While the for- mer are part of standard methodologies the complementary sensitivity and sensitivity functions. In order to handle such resonance peak specifications

Regruto, Diego

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FINDING NEEDLES IN THE HAYSTACK: SINGLE COPY MICROSATELLITE LOCI FOR AEDES JAPONICUS (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE)  

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). In July 2004, Ae. j. japonicus were collected on the Island of Hawaii (Burham Larish L, personal of repetitive DNA in these species. We isolated single-copy DNA from Ae. j. japonicus and then used a standard microsatellite loci that were tested in American populations of Ae. j. japonicus. These loci were also found

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Try-A Global Database of Plant Traits  

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Plant traits the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants and their organs determine how primary producers respond to environmental factors, affect other trophic levels, influence ecosystem processes and services and provide a link from species richness to ecosystem functional diversity. Trait data thus represent the raw material for a wide range of research from evolutionary biology, community and functional ecology to biogeography. Here we present the global database initiative named TRY, which has united a wide range of the plant trait research community worldwide and gained an unprecedented buy-in of trait data: so far 93 trait databases have been contributed. The data repository currently contains almost three million trait entries for 69 000 out of the world s 300 000 plant species, with a focus on 52 groups of traits characterizing the vegetative and regeneration stages of the plant life cycle, including growth, dispersal, establishment and persistence. A first data analysis shows that most plant traits are approximately log-normally distributed, with widely differing ranges of variation across traits. Most trait variation is between species (interspecific), but significant intraspecific variation is also documented, up to 40% of the overall variation. Plant functional types (PFTs), as commonly used in vegetation models, capture a substantial fraction of the observed variation but for several traits most variation occurs within PFTs, up to 75% of the overall variation. In the context of vegetation models these traits would better be represented by state variables rather than fixed parameter values. The improved availability of plant trait data in the unified global database is expected to support a paradigm shift from species to trait-based ecology, offer new opportunities for synthetic plant trait research and enable a more realistic and empirically grounded representation of terrestrial vegetation in Earth system models.

Thornton, Peter E [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic Epidemiology 30: 301313 (2006) Improving the Power of Association Tests for Quantitative Traits  

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-disequilibrium tests (QTDT) based on the variance-components model is the most flexible and most powerful. This method transformation is unknown, and incorrect transformations may compromise the type I error and power. We propose components; linkage disequilibrium; transformation; semiparametric models; QTDT; FBAT; PDT Contract grant

Lin, Danyu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A STRATEGY TO IDENTIFY DOMINANT POINT MUTANT MODIFIERS OF A QUANTITATIVE TRAIT  

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Facility, Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin ­ Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Keywords; and The Cancer Genome Atlas. 1 G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics Early Online, published on April 21, 2014 as doi:10 Genome Atlas (Vogelstein et al. 2013) and the Cancer Epigenome Project (Beck et al. 2012) to docu

Newton, Michael

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Molecular systematics and phylogeography of the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) derived from nuclear and mitochondrial loci  

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This study presents evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear loci that there is genetic divergence among and within geographic populations of Lagenorhynchus obscurus. The effect of seasonal variation on the genetic structure within New Zealand...

Harlin, April Dawn

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adjacent genetic loci Sample Search Results  

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search results for: adjacent genetic loci Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Introductory Biology Genetics Problems Do NOT use a Punnett square to solve any of these problems (except...

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Genomic architecture of risk loci associated with autoimmunity (7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)  

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Ward Wakeland on "Genomic architecture of risk loci associated with autoimmunity" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Wakeland, Ward [University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2013-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Theor Appl Genet DOI 10.1007/s00122-011-1649-x  

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. tomentosum were used to iden- tify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling Wber quality traits. A total quality from a wild Hawaiian cotton, Gossypium tomentosum Zhengsheng Zhang · Junkang Rong · Vijay N of 28 QTLs for Wber quality traits were identi- Wed (P

Chee, Peng W.

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A phylogenetic study of four species of Lasiurus (Chiroptera: Vespertillionidae) using the ZFX/ZFY loci  

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A PHYLOGENETIC STUDY OF FOUR SPECIES OF LAS/URUS (CHIROPTERA: VESPERTILLIONIDAE) USING THE ZFX/ZFY LOCI A Thesis by STIRLING JOSEPH ROBERTSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1996 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences A PHYLOGENETIC STUDY OF FOUR SPECIES OF LAS/URUS (CHIROPTERA: VESPERTILLIONIDAE) USING THE ZFX/ZFY LOCI A Thesis by STIRLING JOSEPH ROBERTSON...

Robertson, Stirling Joseph

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of genetic loci and transcriptional networks that confer virulence and survival of Brucella melitensis  

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IDENTIFICATION OF GENETIC LOCI AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL NETWORKS THAT CONFER SURVIVAL AND VIRULENCE OF BRUCELLA MELITENSIS A Dissertation by JENNI NICHOLE WEEKS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2008 Major Subject: Genetics IDENTIFICATION OF GENETIC LOCI AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL NETWORKS THAT CONFER SURVIVAL AND VIRULENCE OF BRUCELLA MELITENSIS...

Weeks, Jenni Nichole

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a genetic linkage map of comparative anchor loci for bovine chromosome 5  

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DEVELOPMENT OF A GENETIC LINKAGE MAP OF COMPARATIVE ANCHOR LOCI FOR BOVINE CHROMOSOME 5 A Thesis by THOMAS MAXI HEW BRODIGAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A8 M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1998 Major Subject: Genetics DEVELOPMENT OF A GENETIC LINKAGE MAP OF COMPARATIVE ANCHOR LOCI FOR BOVINE CHROMOSOME 5 A Thesis by THOMAS MATTHEW BRODIGAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...

Brodigan Thomas Matthew

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced intercross lines Sample Search...  

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Physics and Fusion 4 Quantitative trait loci for body size components in mice Jane P. Kenney-Hunt, Ty T. Vaughn, L. Susan Pletscher, Andrea Peripato, Eric Routman, Summary:...

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INVESTIGATION Coding Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism  

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INVESTIGATION Coding Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Mapping and Quantitative Trait Loci QTL detection single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) reproduction Salvelinus fontinalis Linkages maps such as microsatellites and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Also, compared with previ- ous methods based

Bernatchez, Louis

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INVESTIGATION HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE  

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, Benjamin K. Blackman,,3 Andrew R. Norman,,4 Michael D. Shapiro,,5 Bonnie L. Cole,,6 Catherine L. Peichel,,7 by Additive and Clustered Quantitative Trait Loci Craig T. Miller,*,,1,2 Andrew M. Glazer,*,1 Brian R. Summers

Shapiro, Mike

53

Primary enzyme quantitation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The disclosure relates to the quantitation of a primary enzyme concentration by utilizing a substrate for the primary enzyme labeled with a second enzyme which is an indicator enzyme. Enzyme catalysis of the substrate occurs and results in release of the indicator enzyme in an amount directly proportional to the amount of primary enzyme present. By quantifying the free indicator enzyme one determines the amount of primary enzyme present.

Saunders, G.C.

1982-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly and seasonal variation of mohair growth and quality traits  

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MONTHLY AND SEASONAL VARIATION OF MOHAIR GR(%TH AND QUALITY TRAITS A Thesis by Enrique Portal Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1972... and Quality Traits. (May 1972) Enrique Portal, Agriculture Engineer, Universidad Central de Venezuela Directed by Dr. James W. Bassett Eleven Angora does were used to measure variation in mohair fleeces traits from five body areas at two consecutive...

Portal, Enrique

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Images in Emergency Medicine: Splenic Infarction Due to Sickle Cell Trait after Climbing Mt. Fuji  

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in 2 white men with sickle cell trait. Ann Emerg Med. 1999;altitude with unrecognized sickle cell trait: splenectomy isan African-American male with sickle cell trait. Am J Hemat.

Morishima, Aki; Schofer, Joel M.; Pelletier, Pierre; McKee, James M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing order and linkage of loci on bovine syntenic group U10  

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ESTABLISHING ORDER AND LINKAGE OF LOCI ON BOVINE SYNTENIC GROUP U10 A Thesis by DONNA LEE DAY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 1992 Major Subject: Genetics ESTABLISHING ORDER AND LINKAGE OF LOCI ON BOVINE SYNTENIC GROUP U10 A Thesis by DONNA LEE DAY Approved as to style and content by: J es E. Womack (Chat f Committee) Loren . Skow (Member) Scott . avis (Chair...

Day, Donna Lee

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Of intent and action : implementing personality traits for storytelling through concept patterns  

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Personality traits such as "kind," "aggressive," and "brave" are integral to storytelling because they impart succinct descriptors of character personalities. Authors apply traits to characters, readers infer characters' ...

Song, Susan S. (Susan Shuchen)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - affects life-history traits Sample Search...  

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These traits provide a mechanistic explanation for how... . Morphological and life-history traits were reported with intermediate frequency. The database, aside from...

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Biochemical and immunological mechanisms by which sickle cell trait protects against malaria  

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mechanisms by which sickle cell trait protects againstagainst malaria in the sickle- cell trait. Lancet 1970, 1:Erythrocytic mechanism of sickle cell resistance to malaria.

Gong, Lauren; Parikh, Sunil; Rosenthal, Philip J; Greenhouse, Bryan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - agronomically important traits Sample Search...  

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Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 8 Heterosis of Agronomic Traits in Alfalfa Heathcliffe Riday* and E. Charles Brummer Summary: agronomic traits within heterotic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - agronomic trait development Sample Search...  

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Collection: Biotechnology ; Biology and Medicine 8 Heterosis of Agronomic Traits in Alfalfa Heathcliffe Riday* and E. Charles Brummer Summary: Heterosis of Agronomic Traits in...

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Microhaplotype loci are a powerful new type of forensic marker K.K. Kidd a,  

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Microhaplotype loci are a powerful new type of forensic marker K.K. Kidd a, *, A.J. Pakstis a , W with much shorter DNA fragments, such as those in degraded forensic samples. In previous work, we have shown forensic STRPs. The new sequencing technologies are now making a new type of forensic marker possible

Kidd, Kenneth

63

Trait-based approaches to marine microbial ecology  

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The goal of this thesis is to understand how the functional traits of species, biotic interactions, and the environment jointly regulate the community ecology of phytoplankton. In Chapter 2, I examined Continuous Plankton ...

Barton, Andrew David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traits Affecting Household Livestock Marketing Decisions in Rural Kenya  

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Traits Affecting Household Livestock Marketing Decisions in Rural Kenya Katherine L. Baldwin community of Central Kenya, we regressed household offtake rate of both cattle and smallstock against in Kenya. Because pastoralist economies depend almost exclusively upon livestock production, most recent

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Growth and carcass traits and sire effects on growth and carcass traits in purebred beefmaster cattle  

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Koch (1974) estimated the heritability of this particular trait to be 50'/o in cattle in general. Newman et al. (1993) estimated the eflects of individual heterosis in later generations of composite cattle to be 19. 97 + 3. 43 cm (P & . 01). Crockett..., and calves tend to weigh about 8'/o of their marketable weight at birth (Kelley 1994). Birth weight is known to be moderately heritable (20-40'/o), and is used by many producers as an indication of calving ease, and as stated by Koch (1974), as a reference...

Schick, James B.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic diversity at RFLP loci in an Oregon Septoria tritici population  

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creating RFLP banding patterns unique to each asexual clone or genotype. No genetic variation was found within pycnidia, but variation was found among pycnidia within lesions, and among lesions on individual leaves. On average, there were 8. 3 allele... closely related individuals, and they may detect many highly polymorphic loci simultaneously thereby allowing unam- biguous identification of individual genotypes (RFLP fingerprinting). RFLPs have become a widely accepted genetic tool, used in mapping...

Boeger, Jeffrey Michael

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Microfluidics for optics and quantitative cell biology  

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OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Microfluidics for Optics and6 2. Microfluidics for Quantitative CellTHE DISSERTATION Microfluidics for Optics and Quantitative

Campbell, James Kyle

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Geothermal Reconnaissance From Quantitative Analysis Of Thermal...  

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From Quantitative Analysis Of Thermal Infrared Imagery Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Reference: Geothermal Reconnaissance From Quantitative...

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QUANTITATIVE STABILITY ANALYSIS OF STOCHASTIC ...  

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? is said to be lower semi-continuous (lsc for short) at ¯x ? X if and only if ..... It is also known as a distance of probability measures having ?-structure, see [45] ...... In order to compare the previous novel stability result for two-stage models ...... Quantitative stability in stochastic programming: The method of probability metrics ...

2013-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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CROP & SOIL SCIENCES Quantitative Genomics  

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CROP & SOIL SCIENCES Quantitative Genomics Committee Membership Dr. Scott Jackson - committee chair Dr. Peng-Wah Chee Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Department of Crop & Soil Sciences University of Horticulture Department of Crop & Soil Sciences University of Georgia University of Georgia 2360 Rainwater Rd

Arnold, Jonathan

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Genetic dissection of a model complex trait using the Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource  

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Genetic dissection of complex, polygenic trait variation is a key goal of medical and evolutionary genetics. Attempts to identify genetic variants underlying complex traits have been plagued by low mapping resolution in ...

King, Elizabeth G.; Merkes, Chris M.; McNeil, Casey Lee; Hoofer, Steven R.; Sen, Saunak; Long, Anthony D.; Macdonald, Stuart J.

2012-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of response to aflatoxin and secondary traits in maize  

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traits that traditionally is selected for indirectly. It can greatly reduce harvestable yield. It is affected by morphological traits and environmental conditions, but its genetic components are little understood. This dissertation comprises three studies...

Edwards, Melanie Love

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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REVIEW ARTICLE A trait-based approach to comparative functional  

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affect those ecosystem properties depends on the abundance of this species in the community. Assessing of this approach is that it enables us to assess the interactions between organisms and their environment, community assembly and ecosystem functioning. The trait concept will be first defined, before presenting

Boyer, Edmond

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Variation in ecogeographical traits of pecan cultivars and provenances  

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and provenances (i.e., the area of origin of seed). An assessment of leaf anatomical traits of pecan cultivars (Pawnee, Mohawk and Starking Hardy Giant) collected from three locations (Tifton, GA., Chetopa, KS., and Stillwater, OK.) was conducted to provide...

Sagaram, Madhulika

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reading Difficulty in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Analysis with a Hierarchical Latent Trait Model  

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Trait Model Martin Jansche Google, Inc. New York, NY, USA jansche@acm.org Lijun Feng City University

Tomkins, Andrew

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Nondetectability of restriction fragments and independence of DNA fragment sizes within and between loci in RFLP typing of DNA  

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The authors provide experimental evidence showing that, during the restriction-enzyme digestion of DNA samples, some of the HaeIII-digested DNA fragments are small enough to prevent their reliable sizing on a Southern gel. As a result of such nondetectability of DNA fragments, individuals who show a single-band DNA profile at a VNTR locus may not necessarily be true homozygotes. In a population database, when the presence of such nondetectable alleles is ignored, they show that a pseudodependence of alleles within as well as across loci may occur. Using a known statistical method, under the hypothesis of independence of alleles within loci, they derive an efficient estimate of null allele frequency, which may be subsequently used for testing allelic independence within and across loci. The estimates of null allele frequencies, thus derived, are shown to agree with direct experimental data on the frequencies of HaeIII-null alleles. Incorporation of null alleles into the analysis of the forensic VNTR database suggests that the assumptions of allelic independence within and between loci are appropriate. In contrast, a failure to incorporate the occurrence of null alleles would provide a wrong inference regarding the independence of alleles within and between loci. 47 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.

Chakraborty, R.; Zhong, Y.; Jin, L. (Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX (United States)); Budowle, B. (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA (United States))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Molecular Biology Biochem 218 BioMedical Informatics 231  

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alleles. Many have multiple identified genes (*) Gene ABO HLA APOE F5 HBB CCR5 APC PPAR Phenotype Peptic, Nature 2007 Control Population Disease Population SNP chip Thanks to Daniel Newburger #12;A Quantitative Expression Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTLs) and Thanks to Daniel Newburger cDNA Levels #12;Genome

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Ethnic differentiation at VNTR loci, with special reference to forensic applications  

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Allele-rich VNTR loci provide valuable information for forensic inference. Interpretation of this information is complicated by measurement error, which renders discrete alleles difficult to distinguish. Two methods have been used to circumvent this difficulty-i.e, binning methods and direct evaluation of allele frequencies, the latter achieved by modeling the data as a mixture distribution. The authors use this modeling approach to estimate the allele frequency distributions for two loci-D17S79 and D2S44-for black, Caucasian, and Hispanic samples from the Lifecodes and FBI data bases. The databases are differentiated by the restriction enzyme used: PstI (Lifecodes) and HaeIII (FBI). The results show that alleles common in one ethnic group are almost always common in all ethnic groups, and likewise for rare alleles; this pattern holds for both loci. Gene diversity, or heterozygosity, measured as one minus the sum of the squared allele frequencies, is greater for D2S44 than for D17S79, in both data bases. The average gene diversity across ethnic groups when PstI (HaeIII) is used is .918 (.918) for D17S79 and is .985 (.983) for D2S44. The variance in gene diversity among ethnic groups is greater for D17S79 than for D2S44. The number of alleles, like the gene diversity, is greater for D2S44 than for D17S79. The mean numbers of alleles across ethnic groups, estimated from the PstI (HaeIII) data, are 40.25 (41.5) for D 17S79 and 104 (103) for D2S44. The number of alleles is correlated with sample size. The authors use the estimated allele frequency distributions for each ethnic group to explore the effects of unwittingly mixing populations and thereby violating independence assumptions. They show that, even in extreme cases of mixture, the estimated genotype probabilities are good estimates of the true probabilities, contradicting recent claims. 35 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

Devlin, B.; Risch, N. (Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States))

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Quantitative Characterization of Nanostructured Materials  

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The two-and-a-half day symposium on the "Quantitative Characterization of Nanostructured Materials" will be the first comprehensive meeting on this topic held under the auspices of a major U.S. professional society. Spring MRS Meetings provide a natural venue for this symposium as they attract a broad audience of researchers that represents a cross-section of the state-of-the-art regarding synthesis, structure-property relations, and applications of nanostructured materials. Close interactions among the experts in local structure measurements and materials researchers will help both to identify measurement needs pertinent to â??real-worldâ? materials problems and to familiarize the materials research community with the state-of-the-art local structure measurement techniques. We have chosen invited speakers that reflect the multidisciplinary and international nature of this topic and the need to continually nurture productive interfaces among university, government and industrial laboratories. The intent of the symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and exchange of ideas on the recent progress in quantitative characterization of structural order in nanomaterials using different experimental techniques and theory. The symposium is expected to facilitate discussions on optimal approaches for determining atomic structure at the nanoscale using combined inputs from multiple measurement techniques.

Dr. Frank (Bud) Bridges, University of California-Santa Cruz

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

80

Quantitative Modeling of High Temperature Magnetization Dynamics  

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Final Technical Report Project title: Quantitative Modeling of High Temperature Magnetization Dynamics DOE/Office of Science Program Manager Contact: Dr. James Davenport

Zhang, Shufeng

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Quantitative proteomics analysis of adsorbed plasma proteins...  

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proteomics analysis of adsorbed plasma proteins classifies nanoparticles with different surface properties and size Quantitative proteomics analysis of adsorbed plasma proteins...

82

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Scenario Analysis: Quantitative...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Scenario Analysis Quantitative Estimates Used to Facilitate Working Group Discussions (2008-2010) R. Braccio, P. Finch, and R. Frazier Booz Allen...

83

E-Print Network 3.0 - amylose content trait Sample Search Results  

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by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: amylose content trait Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Euphytica 135: 345353, 2004. 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers....

84

Degree: Bachelor of Science Major: Quantitative Biology  

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Degree: Bachelor of Science Major: Quantitative Biology The College of Arts and Sciences administers an interdisciplinary major pro- gram in Quantitative Biology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The major provides a strong background in mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics appro

Cakoni, Fioralba

85

Scoring and mapping bovine anchor loci and screening polymorphic markers for horns and coat color in a Bos indicus X Bos taurus cross  

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chromosomes or syntenic groups, 12 markers are assigned to linkage groups, and 19 are unassigned and unlinked markers. In order to more efficiently assign the markers under development to chromosomes, additional anchor loci were scored and tested...

Brenneman, Rick Alan

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Covariance of phenotypically plastic traits induces an adaptive shift in host selection behaviour  

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Covariance of phenotypically plastic traits induces an adaptive shift in host selection behaviour efficiency. In the present study, we investigated covariance of two plastic traits--size at pupation and host; evolution 1. INTRODUCTION Phenotypic plasticity is defined as the ability of an organism to change its

Dukas, Reuven

87

Linkages between leaf traits and productivity in two resource-limited ecosystems   

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of ecosystem level processes such as nutrient cycling and carbon allocation. To explore the linkages between leaf traits and productivity, we worked in two resource-limited ecosystems (a grassland and a forest), and used leaf traits to understand how species...

Chinchilla Soto, Isabel

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

88

ORIGINAL PAPER Linking multiple-level tree traits with biomass accumulation  

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ORIGINAL PAPER Linking multiple-level tree traits with biomass accumulation in native tree species, at the individual scale, links between biomass accumulation and multiple-level tree traits: biomass parti- tioning and Mohren 1995; Kraenzel et al. 2003). However, in some cases, poor adaptation of exotic species to climate

Bermingham, Eldredge

89

Heterogeneity of distribution for growth traits between Angus and Brahman backcross embryo transfer cattle  

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was significant for all traits and SEX was significant for all traits excluding FG. Birth year and birth season were significant effects for WW, GG, FG, and SW. Classes set according to industry standards were BW (4 kg increments), WW (50 kg increments), GG (40 kg...

Cleere, Jason James

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

90

Quantitative nondestructive testing using Infrared Thermography  

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steady, and selective heating scenarios. Infrared Physics &heating thermography and lock-in ther- mography to quantitative nondestructive evaluations. Infraredheating is very difficult to achieve in a practical scenario. The Infrared

Manohar, Arun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Report on Solar Water Heating Quantitative Survey  

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This report details the results of a quantitative research study undertaken to better understand the marketplace for solar water-heating systems from the perspective of home builders, architects, and home buyers.

Focus Marketing Services

1999-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

92

Report on Solar Pool Heating Quantitative Survey  

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This report details the results of a quantitative research study undertaken to better understand the marketplace for solar pool-heating systems from the perspective of residential pool owners.

Synapse Infusion Group, Inc. (Westlake Village, California)

1999-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

93

Sources of Technical Variability in Quantitative LC-MS Proteomics...  

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Sources of Technical Variability in Quantitative LC-MS Proteomics: Human Brain Tissue Sample Analysis. Sources of Technical Variability in Quantitative LC-MS Proteomics: Human...

94

Near quantitative agreement of model free DFT- MD predictions...  

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Near quantitative agreement of model free DFT- MD predictions with XAFS observations of the hydration structure of highly Near quantitative agreement of model free DFT- MD...

95

Elucidating and Mapping Heat Tolerance in Wild Tetraploid Wheat (Triticum turgidum L.)  

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Component PWR Pedigree Wide Regression LD Linkage Disequilibrium AA Association Analysis viii TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT... ....................................... 9 Metabolic adaptation to heat stress ............................................... 11 Quantitative trait loci (QTL) and their importance for breeding .... 14 Simple sequence repeats (SSR) and their importance for breeding 15 Linkage map...

Ali, Mohamed Badry Mohamed

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

96

J. AMER. SOC. HORT. SCI. 134(1):7787. 2009. Tomato Fruit Shape Analysis Using Morphometric  

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J. AMER. SOC. HORT. SCI. 134(1):77­87. 2009. Tomato Fruit Shape Analysis Using Morphometric of two methods in the detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling fruit morphology in three uses fruit morphology attributes such as fruit shape index, blockiness, pear shape, indentation area

van der Knaap, Esther

97

acute ethanol withdrawal: Topics by E-print Network  

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acute ethanol withdrawal First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Quantitative trait loci...

98

ORIGINAL PAPER Sonali D. Gandhi Adam F. Heesacker  

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Bradford Steven J. Knapp The self-incompatibility locus (S) and quantitative trait loci for self.) are self-incompatible and have deep seed dormancy, whereas modern cultivars, inbreds, and hybrids are self produced from a cross between an elite, self- pollinated, nondormant inbred line (NMS373) and a wild, self-incompatible

Bradford, Kent

99

perspective: Causes and consequences of range size variation: the influence of traits, speciation, and extinction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

traits and/or species richness predicted extinction risk inrange size and species richness on extinction risk, and 13–M.R. (2009) Extinction risks of Amazonian plant species.

Vamosi, Steven M.; Vamosi, Jana C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Effects of chronological age and physiological maturity on palatability traits of ovine carcasses  

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EFFECTS OF CHRONOLOGICAL AGE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MATURITY ON PALATABILITY TRAITS OF OVINE CARCASSES A Thesis by BOBBY RAY STOUT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of Committee) ( -Chairman o Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) December 1914 ABSTRACT Effects of Chronological Age and Physiological Maturity on Palatability Traits of Ovine Carcasses. (December 1974) Bobby Ray Stout, B. S. , Texas A&M University...

Stout, Bobby Ray

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Understanding Quantitative Wave-Particle Duality  

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The complementary character of wave and particle natures of quantum objects (or quantons) was pointed out by Niels Bohr. This wave-particle duality, in the context of the two-slit experiment, is now quantitatively understood in terms of a duality relation. A very simple and intuitive derivation of the duality relation is presented, which should be understandable to a new student.

Tabish Qureshi

2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

102

Digital Compressive Quantitation and Hyperspectral Imaging  

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Jun 20, 2013 ... produced using multivariate curve resolution (MCR) to pre-process mixture training spectra, thus facilitating the quantitation of mixtures even when no pure chemical component .... simulated annealing to ?nd the rotation matrix elements that ... the image registration was also performed in Matlab R2012a.

2013-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

103

Quantitative multiplex detection of pathogen biomarkers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention addresses the simultaneous detection and quantitative measurement of multiple biomolecules, e.g., pathogen biomarkers through either a sandwich assay approach or a lipid insertion approach. The invention can further employ a multichannel, structure with multi-sensor elements per channel.

Mukundan, Harshini; Xie, Hongzhi; Swanson, Basil I; Martinez, Jennifer; Grace, Wynne K

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

104

Parallelized Interpolation: A Quantitative Assessment Scott Blaha  

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Parallelized Interpolation: A Quantitative Assessment Scott Blaha Swarthmore College Mustafa Paksoy- cent I/O-efficient point cloud to DEM algorithm (0), from 52% to 86% of running time was spent inter-off in interpolation is quality (e.g. representativeness) of the resulting DEM ver- sus the computational complexity

Danner, Andrew

105

Quantitative organic vapor-particle sampler  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A quantitative organic vapor-particle sampler for sampling semi-volatile organic gases and particulate components. A semi-volatile organic reversible gas sorbent macroreticular resin agglomerates of randomly packed microspheres with the continuous porous structure of particles ranging in size between 0.05-10 .mu.m for use in an integrated diffusion vapor-particle sampler.

Gundel, Lara (Berkeley, CA); Daisey, Joan M. (Walnut Creek, CA); Stevens, Robert K. (Cary, NC)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Quantitative determination of atmospheric hydroperoxyl radical  

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A method for the quantitative determination of atmospheric hydroperoxyl radical comprising: (a) contacting a liquid phase atmospheric sample with a chemiluminescent compound which luminesces on contact with hydroperoxyl radical; (b) determining luminescence intensity from the liquid phase atmospheric sample; and (c) comparing said luminescence intensity from the liquid phase atmospheric sample to a standard luminescence intensity for hydroperoxyl radical. An apparatus for automating the method is also included.

Springston, Stephen R. (Upton, NY); Lloyd, Judith (Westbury, NY); Zheng, Jun (Stony Brook, NY)

2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

107

Quantitatively Probing the Al Distribution in Zeolites  

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The degree of substitution of Si4+ by Al3+ in the oxygen-terminated tetrahedra (Al T-sites) of zeolites determines the concentration of ion-exchange and Brønsted acid sites. As the location of the tetrahedra and the associated subtle variations in bond angles influence the acid strength, quantitative information about Al T-sites in the framework is critical to rationalize catalytic properties and to design new catalysts. A quantitative analysis is reported that uses a combination of extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis and 27Al MAS NMR spectroscopy supported by DFT-based molecular dynamics simulations. To discriminate individual Al atoms, sets of ab initio EXAFS spectra for various T-sites are generated from DFT-based molecular dynamics simulations allowing quantitative treatment of the EXAFS single- and multiple-photoelectron scattering processes out to 3-4 atom shells surrounding the Al absorption center. It is observed that identical zeolite types show dramatically different Al-distributions. A preference of Al for T-sites that are part of one or more 4-member rings in the framework over those T-sites that are part of only 5- and 6-member rings in the HBEA150 sample has been determined from a combination of these methods. This work was supported by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences.

Vjunov, Aleksei; Fulton, John L.; Huthwelker, Thomas; Pin, Sonia; Mei, Donghai; Schenter, Gregory K.; Govind, Niranjan; Camaioni, Donald M.; Hu, Jian Z.; Lercher, Johannes A.

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Quantitative resilience analysis through control design.  

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Critical infrastructure resilience has become a national priority for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. System resilience has been studied for several decades in many different disciplines, but no standards or unifying methods exist for critical infrastructure resilience analysis. Few quantitative resilience methods exist, and those existing approaches tend to be rather simplistic and, hence, not capable of sufficiently assessing all aspects of critical infrastructure resilience. This report documents the results of a late-start Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project that investigated the development of quantitative resilience through application of control design methods. Specifically, we conducted a survey of infrastructure models to assess what types of control design might be applicable for critical infrastructure resilience assessment. As a result of this survey, we developed a decision process that directs the resilience analyst to the control method that is most likely applicable to the system under consideration. Furthermore, we developed optimal control strategies for two sets of representative infrastructure systems to demonstrate how control methods could be used to assess the resilience of the systems to catastrophic disruptions. We present recommendations for future work to continue the development of quantitative resilience analysis methods.

Sunderland, Daniel; Vugrin, Eric D.; Camphouse, Russell Chris (Sandia National Laboratories, Carlsbad, NM)

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The role of the dioxin-responsive element cluster between the Cyp1a1 and Cyp1a2 loci in aryl  

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The role of the dioxin-responsive element cluster between the Cyp1a1 and Cyp1a2 loci in aryl,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (dioxin) hepatotoxicity, regulation of xenobiotic metabolism, and hepatovascular development. Each of these processes appears to be dependent on binding of the AHR to dioxin- responsive

Bradfield, Christopher A.

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Conserved genomic structure of the Cyp1a1 and Cyp1a2 loci and their dioxin responsive elements cluster  

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Review Conserved genomic structure of the Cyp1a1 and Cyp1a2 loci and their dioxin responsivea2 DRE AHR Dioxin a b s t r a c t A thorough DNA sequence analysis reveals that the mouse Cyp1a11_1a2 junction, eight consensus dioxin responsive elements (DREs) are present and seven of the eight

Bradfield, Christopher A.

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Princeton Diversity Programs in Molecular Biology and Quantitative & Computational Biology  

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CASE STUDY Princeton Diversity Programs in Molecular Biology and Quantitative & Computational Biology Author Princeton University Acknowledgments. Vides estius moluptaquis aut maxime vitin peroribus: Diversity Programs in Molecular Biology and Quantitative & Computational Biology Founded in 2007 in response

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The effects of shared peptides on protein quantitation in label...  

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The effects of shared peptides on protein quantitation in label-free proteomics by LCMSMS . The effects of shared peptides on protein quantitation in label-free proteomics by LC...

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Page 1 of 11 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTITATIVE FINANCE  

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Page 1 of 11 4th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTITATIVE FINANCE December 22nd to 25th , 2012 at IIT a four (4) days International Workshop on Quantitative Finance at IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, INDIA from 22nd December to 25th December 2012. Information about the Quantitative Finance Workshop The 4th International

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Teacher trait anxiety, student evaluation apprehension and teacher expectancy for student performance: a possible arousal effect  

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. If this is so, negative expectancy could serve as a "non relaxer" or energizer. Given this possibility, if the results of this experiment were re-examined with low expectancy seen as an "energizer" and high expectancy as a "relaxer" and it is additionally... assumed that low teacher trait anxiety is a "relaxer" and high teacher trait anxiety is an "energizer"; the high scores do in fact occur under medium arousal (that is, "energizer"/"relaxer" condition and vice versa) rather than excessively high...

Grinnan, James Shepherd

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Effect of a "major" dwarfing gene on grain yield and other agronomic traits in oat  

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EFFECT OF A "MAJOR" DWARFING GENE ON GRAIN YIELD AND OTHER AGRONOMIC TRAITS IN OAT A Thesis by JULIANO LUIZ DE ALMEIDA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1994 Major Subject: Plant Breeding EFFECT OF A "MAJOR" DWARFING GENE ON GRAIN YIELD AND OTHER AGRONOMIC TRAITS IN OAT A Thesis by JULIANO LUIZ DE ALMEIDA Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Almeida, Juliano Luiz de

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Quantitative imaging of turbulent and reacting flows  

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Quantitative digital imaging, using planar laser light scattering techniques is being developed for the analysis of turbulent and reacting flows. Quantitative image data, implying both a direct relation to flowfield variables as well as sufficient signal and spatial dynamic range, can be readily processed to yield two-dimensional distributions of flowfield scalars and in turn two-dimensional images of gradients and turbulence scales. Much of the development of imaging techniques to date has concentrated on understanding the requisite molecular spectroscopy and collision dynamics to be able to determine how flowfield variable information is encoded into the measured signal. From this standpoint the image is seen as a collection of single point measurements. The present effort aims at realizing necessary improvements in signal and spatial dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution in the imaging system as well as developing excitation/detection strategies which provide for a quantitative measure of particular flowfield scalars. The standard camera used for the study is an intensified CCD array operated in a conventional video format. The design of the system was based on detailed modeling of signal and image transfer properties of fast UV imaging lenses, image intensifiers and CCD detector arrays. While this system is suitable for direct scalar imaging, derived quantities (e.g. temperature or velocity images) require an exceptionally wide dynamic range imaging detector. To apply these diagnostics to reacting flows also requires a very fast shuttered camera. The authors have developed and successfully tested a new type of gated low-light level detector. This system relies on fast switching of proximity focused image-diode which is direct fiber-optic coupled to a cooled CCD array. Tests on this new detector show significant improvements in detection limit, dynamic range and spatial resolution as compared to microchannel plate intensified arrays.

Paul, P.H. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unraveling pancreatic islet biology by quantitative proteomics  

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The pancreatic islets of Langerhans play a critical role in maintaining blood glucose homeostasis by secreting insulin and several other important peptide hormones. Impaired insulin secretion due to islet dysfunction is linked to the pathogenesis underlying both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Over the past 5 years, emerging proteomic technologies have been applied to dissect the signaling pathways that regulate islet functions and gain an understanding of the mechanisms of islet dysfunction relevant to diabetes. Herein, we briefly review some of the recent quantitative proteomic studies involving pancreatic islets geared towards gaining a better understanding of islet biology relevant to metabolic diseases.

Zhou, Jianying; Dann, Geoffrey P.; Liew, Chong W.; Smith, Richard D.; Kulkarni, Rohit N.; Qian, Weijun

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Sandia National Laboratories: Quantitative Risk Assessment  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive SolarEducationStationCSP ResourcesSyntheticChemicalInterestProgramQuantitative

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A Trait Specific Model of GM Crop Adoption among U.S. Corn Farmers in the Upper Midwest  

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to already existing seeds. This makes genetically modified (GM) seeds different from standard technological and change the characteristics of plants by giving them the ability to add specific and unique traits. In this case GM seeds involve adding specific traits into a plant in a manner similar to how a food company

Foltz, Jeremy D.

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Investigating the Influence of Geometrical Traits on Light Interception Efficiency of Apple Trees: a Modelling Study with MAppleT  

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Investigating the Influence of Geometrical Traits on Light Interception Efficiency of Apple Trees-structural plant model that has been built for simulating architectural development of apple trees. It has depends on geometrical traits. The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of apple trees

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Quantitative tomographic measurements of opaque multiphase flows  

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An electrical-impedance tomography (EIT) system has been developed for quantitative measurements of radial phase distribution profiles in two-phase and three-phase vertical column flows. The EIT system is described along with the computer algorithm used for reconstructing phase volume fraction profiles. EIT measurements were validated by comparison with a gamma-densitometry tomography (GDT) system. The EIT system was used to accurately measure average solid volume fractions up to 0.05 in solid-liquid flows, and radial gas volume fraction profiles in gas-liquid flows with gas volume fractions up to 0.15. In both flows, average phase volume fractions and radial volume fraction profiles from GDT and EIT were in good agreement. A minor modification to the formula used to relate conductivity data to phase volume fractions was found to improve agreement between the methods. GDT and EIT were then applied together to simultaneously measure the solid, liquid, and gas radial distributions within several vertical three-phase flows. For average solid volume fractions up to 0.30, the gas distribution for each gas flow rate was approximately independent of the amount of solids in the column. Measurements made with this EIT system demonstrate that EIT may be used successfully for noninvasive, quantitative measurements of dispersed multiphase flows.

GEORGE,DARIN L.; TORCZYNSKI,JOHN R.; SHOLLENBERGER,KIM ANN; O'HERN,TIMOTHY J.; CECCIO,STEVEN L.

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCHERS ON COMPLIANCE REGULATIONS FOR EXPERIMENTAL PLANTS WITH NOVEL TRAITS (PNTs) IN CANADA  

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(PNTs) IN CANADA Agricultural research using recombinant DNA technologies, mutagenesis, hybridization in Canada and researchers must be aware of the processes in place to prevent accidental release project involving plants with novel traits (PNTs). REGULATION OF PNTs IN CANADA The regulation

Carleton University

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Maladaptive changes in multiple traits caused by fishing: impediments to population recovery  

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LETTER Maladaptive changes in multiple traits caused by fishing: impediments to population recovery *Correspondence: E-mail: matthew.walsh@email.ucr.edu Abstract Some overharvested fish populations fail to recover even after considerable reductions in fishing pressure. The reasons are unclear but may involve genetic

Hameed, Sultan

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Genetic variation of hydraulic and wood anatomical traits in hybrid poplar and trembling aspen  

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Genetic variation of hydraulic and wood anatomical traits in hybrid poplar and trembling aspen Stefan G. Schreiber1 , Uwe G. Hacke2 , Andreas Hamann1 and Barb R. Thomas1,3 1 Department of Renewable of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 442 Earth Sciences Building, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E3; 3

Hacke, Uwe

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A Hamilton-Jacobi approach for a model of population structured by space and trait  

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A Hamilton-Jacobi approach for a model of population structured by space and trait Emeric Bouin WKB ansatz, we prove that the propagation of the population in space can be de- scribed by a Hamilton, Hamilton-Jacobi equation, Spectral problem, Front propagation AMS Class. No: 45K05, 35B25, 49L25, 92D15, 35

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Developing linkages between species traits and multiscaled environmental variation to explore vulnerability of stream benthic  

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, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 USA 3 Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho, Boise, Idaho is an emerging scientific challenge. Characterizing benthic species by biological attributes (traits of growing scientific and management interest. A challenge in doing so is to distinguish biological responses

Poff, N. LeRoy

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Landscape heterogeneity as an ecological filter of species traits2 Author names and affiliations4  

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1 Title1 Landscape heterogeneity as an ecological filter of species traits2 3 Author names Oecologica 56 (2014) 19-26" DOI : 10.1016/j.actao.2014.01.004 #12;2 Abstract26 Landscape heterogeneity in conservation strategies. However, most landscape ecology studies28 measure gamma diversity of a single habitat

Boyer, Edmond

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Parental crowding influences life-history traits in Locusta migratoria females  

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or behavioural life-history traits related to fluctuations in population density. How- ever, the potential of population densities with actively *Author for correspondence Fax: +61 (02) 9351 4119 E-mail: chapuimp environments. For instance, in Africa and Madagascar, marked numerical population increases at the beginning

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A Database of Lotic Invertebrate Traits for North By Nicole K. M. Vieira, N. LeRoy Poff, Daren M. Carlisle, Stephen R. Moulton II, Marci L. Koski,  

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A Database of Lotic Invertebrate Traits for North America By Nicole K. M. Vieira, N. LeRoy Poff, Boris C., 2006, A database of lotic invertebrate traits for North America: U.S. Geological Survey Data ........................................................................................................................................3 Selecting traits for the database

Poff, N. LeRoy

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amplicon quantitative pcr: Topics by E-print Network  

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Websites Summary: Guidelines for Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments Jim F this process we present the Minimum Information for...

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Quantitative Infrared Intensity Studies of Vapor-PhaseGlyoxal...  

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Infrared Intensity Studies of Vapor-Phase Glyoxal,Methylglyoxal, and 2,3-Butanedione (Diacetyl) with Quantitative Infrared Intensity Studies of Vapor-Phase Glyoxal,Methylglyoxal,...

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analysis quantitative chemical: Topics by E-print Network  

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deals, including the following: ENERGY: Chemical engineers work in all aspects of the energy industry developing Firestone, Jeremy 6 Conservation biology Quantitative analysis...

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CT-FIRE (V1.3 Beta2) User's Manual, LOCI @ UW-Madison CT-FIRE V1.3 Beta2 User's Manual (November 6 2014)  

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CT-FIRE (V1.3 Beta2) User's Manual, LOCI @ UW-Madison 1 CT-FIRE V1.3 Beta2 User's Manual (November straightness. Using #12;CT-FIRE (V1.3 Beta2) User's Manual, LOCI @ UW-Madison 2 the advanced output control-processing. Major features of the versions Version 1.3 Beta2 (newest): The primary change in CT-FIRE V1.3 Beta2

Yavuz, Deniz

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Hydrogen quantitative risk assessment workshop proceedings.  

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The Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) Toolkit Introduction Workshop was held at Energetics on June 11-12. The workshop was co-hosted by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and HySafe, the International Association for Hydrogen Safety. The objective of the workshop was twofold: (1) Present a hydrogen-specific methodology and toolkit (currently under development) for conducting QRA to support the development of codes and standards and safety assessments of hydrogen-fueled vehicles and fueling stations, and (2) Obtain feedback on the needs of early-stage users (hydrogen as well as potential leveraging for Compressed Natural Gas [CNG], and Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG]) and set priorities for %E2%80%9CVersion 1%E2%80%9D of the toolkit in the context of the commercial evolution of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). The workshop consisted of an introduction and three technical sessions: Risk Informed Development and Approach; CNG/LNG Applications; and Introduction of a Hydrogen Specific QRA Toolkit.

Groth, Katrina M.; Harris, Aaron P.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for leveraging human physiological traits to control microprocessor frequency  

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A system and method for leveraging physiological traits to control microprocessor frequency are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system and method may optimize, for example, a particular processor-based architecture based on, for example, end user satisfaction. In some embodiments, the system and method may determine, for example, whether their users are satisfied to provide higher efficiency, improved reliability, reduced power consumption, increased security, and a better user experience. The system and method may use, for example, biometric input devices to provide information about a user's physiological traits to a computer system. Biometric input devices may include, for example, one or more of the following: an eye tracker, a galvanic skin response sensor, and/or a force sensor.

Shye, Alex; Pan, Yan; Scholbrock, Benjamin; Miller, J. Scott; Memik, Gokhan; Dinda, Peter A; Dick, Robert P

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Population genomics of Populus trichocarpa identifies signatures of selection and adaptive trait associations  

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Forest trees are dominant components of terrestrial ecosystems that have global ecological and economic importance. Despite distributions that span wide environmental gradients, many tree populations are locally adapted, and mechanisms underlying this adaptation are poorly understood. Here we use a combination of whole-genome selection scans and association analyses of 544 Populus trichocarpa trees to reveal genomic bases of adaptive variation across a wide latitudinal range. Three hundred ninety-seven genomic regions showed evidence of recent positive and/or divergent selection and enrichment for associations with adaptive traits that also displayed patterns consistent with natural selection. These regions also provide unexpected insights into the evolutionary dynamics of duplicated genes and their roles in adaptive trait variation.

Evans, Luke M [West Virginia University, Morgantown; Slavov, Gancho [West Virginia University, Morgantown; Rodgers-Melnick, Eli [West Virginia University, Morgantown; Martin, Joel [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Ranjan, Priya [ORNL; Muchero, Wellington [ORNL; Brunner, Amy M. [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Schackwitz, Wendy [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Gunter, Lee E [ORNL; Chen, Jay [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; Difazio, Stephen P. [West Virginia University, Morgantown

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Climate policy and competitiveness: Policy guidance and quantitative evidence  

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Climate policy and competitiveness: Policy guidance and quantitative evidence Jared C. Carbone NicholasRivers July 2014 Abstract When considering adoption of a domestic climate change policy survey the literature on the quantitative impacts of unilateral climate change policy derived from

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A general quantitative theory of forest structure and dynamics  

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A general quantitative theory of forest structure and dynamics Geoffrey B. Westa , Brian J for review October 1, 2008) We present the first part of a quantitative theory for the structure and dynamics to predict numerous structural and dynamical properties of idealized forests. allometry size spectra metaboic

Saleska, Scott

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Course Information Document MSc Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation &  

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Course Information Document 2013/14 MSc Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation, Veterinary and Life Sciences Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine #12;2 MSc/PgD Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation & Epidemiology Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law TABLE

Guo, Zaoyang

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Characterization of Feeding Behavior Traits and Associations with Performance and Feed Efficiency in Finishing Beef Cattle  

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productivity and sickness for a long time (Weary et al., 2009). However, until the recent advances in RFID systems, it was difficult to evaluate behavioral traits in large groups of animals. Computerized systems that use RFID-based technologies allow more.... It may also reduce the time and labor needed to analyze the data when compared to current methods such as video and visual evaluations (Eradus and Jansen, 1999; Schwartzkopf-Genswein et al., 2002). Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems have...

Mendes, Egleu Diomedes Marinho

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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LE CONTROLE DU SOUFFLE DANS LES TRAITES SOUFIS INDIENS EN OURDOU DE L'EPOQUE COLONIALE  

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considérée habituellement comme l'âge d'or de la littérature sufi indo-persane, en réalité très peu de traduit et commenté en persan. Une caractéristique fondamentale des nouveaux traités sur la voie passage du persan, la langue de l'élite aristocratique et intellectuelle indienne, à l'ourdou, la langue

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Heterosis and Heterosis Retention for Reproductive and Maternal Traits in Nellore-Angus Crossbred Cows  

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HETEROSIS AND HETEROSIS RETENTION FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL TRAITS IN NELLORE-ANGUS CROSSBRED COWS A Dissertation by MOHAMMAD DIYA TALAL HAMED OBEIDAT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... Subject: Animal Breeding Copyright 2013 Mohammad Diya Talal Hamed Obeidat ii ABSTRACT Calving rate, weaning rate, birth weight, weaning weight, and ADG from 1997 to 2011 were investigated in Angus, Nellore, F1 Nellore-Angus, first generation 3...

Obeidat, Mohammad Diya Talal Hamed

2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterosis and Heterosis Retention for Reproductive and Maternal Traits in Brahman x Hereford Crossbred Cows  

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for Reproductive and Maternal Traits in Brahman x Hereford Crossbred Cows. (December 2011) Lydia Boenig, B.S., Texas A&M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. James O. Sanders Dr. David G.... The resultant crossbred female offspring generally are fertile and the males are not (J. O. Sanders, Texas A&M University, personal communication). Two subspecies of domestic cattle in the Bos genus are Bos indicus and Bos taurus (sometimes referred to as Bos...

Boenig, Lydia

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of Sorghum propinquum to enhance agronomic traits in Sorghum  

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of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: William L. Rooney (Chair of Committee 3. Cr ighton Miller, 3r. (Member) C. Wayne Smith (Member) Mark A. Hussey (Head of Department) December 2001 Major Subject...: Plant Breeding ABSTRACT The Use of Sorghum propinquum to Enhance Agronomic Traits in Sorghum. (December 2001) David Rudolph Wooten, Jr, , B, S. Texas ASM University; B. S. Texas ASM University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. William L. Rooney...

Wooten, David Rudolph

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of quantitating dsDNA  

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A method for quantitating dsDNA in an aqueous sample solution containing an unknown amount of dsDNA. A first aqueous test solution containing a known amount of a fluorescent dye-dsDNA complex and at least one fluorescence-attenutating contaminant is prepared. The fluorescence intensity of the test solution is measured. The first test solution is diluted by a known amount to provide a second test solution having a known concentration of dsDNA. The fluorescence intensity of the second test solution is measured. Additional diluted test solutions are similarly prepared until a sufficiently dilute test solution having a known amount of dsDNA is prepared that has a fluorescence intensity that is not attenuated upon further dilution. The value of the maximum absorbance of this solution between 200-900 nanometers (nm), referred to herein as the threshold absorbance, is measured. A sample solution having an unknown amount of dsDNA and an absorbance identical to that of the sufficiently dilute test solution at the same chosen wavelength is prepared. Dye is then added to the sample solution to form the fluorescent dye-dsDNA-complex, after which the fluorescence intensity of the sample solution is measured and the quantity of dsDNA in the sample solution is determined. Once the threshold absorbance of a sample solution obtained from a particular environment has been determined, any similarly prepared sample solution taken from a similar environment and having the same value for the threshold absorbance can be quantified for dsDNA by adding a large excess of dye to the sample solution and measuring its fluorescence intensity.

Stark, Peter C. (Los Alamos, NM); Kuske, Cheryl R. (Los Alamos, NM); Mullen, Kenneth I. (Los Alamos, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asbestos exposure--quantitative assessment of risk  

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Methods for deriving quantitative estimates of asbestos-associated health risks are reviewed and their numerous assumptions and uncertainties described. These methods involve extrapolation of risks observed at past relatively high asbestos concentration levels down to usually much lower concentration levels of interest today--in some cases, orders of magnitude lower. These models are used to calculate estimates of the potential risk to workers manufacturing asbestos products and to students enrolled in schools containing asbestos products. The potential risk to workers exposed for 40 yr to 0.5 fibers per milliliter (f/ml) of mixed asbestos fiber type (a permissible workplace exposure limit under consideration by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ) are estimated as 82 lifetime excess cancers per 10,000 exposed. The risk to students exposed to an average asbestos concentration of 0.001 f/ml of mixed asbestos fiber types for an average enrollment period of 6 school years is estimated as 5 lifetime excess cancers per one million exposed. If the school exposure is to chrysotile asbestos only, then the estimated risk is 1.5 lifetime excess cancers per million. Risks from other causes are presented for comparison; e.g., annual rates (per million) of 10 deaths from high school football, 14 from bicycling (10-14 yr of age), 5 to 20 for whooping cough vaccination. Decisions concerning asbestos products require participation of all parties involved and should only be made after a scientifically defensible estimate of the associated risk has been obtained. In many cases to date, such decisions have been made without adequate consideration of the level of risk or the cost-effectiveness of attempts to lower the potential risk. 73 references.

Hughes, J.M.; Weill, H.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative x-ray imager (abstract)  

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We report on development of a quantitative x-ray imager (QXI) for the national Inertial Confinement Fusion Program. Included in this development is a study of photocathode response as a function of photon energy, 2--17.5 keV, which is related to diagnostic development on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The QXI is defined as being a quantative imager due to the repeated characterization. This instrument is systematically checked out, electronically as well as its photocathode x-ray response, both on a direct current and pulsed x-ray sources, before and after its use on a shot campaign. The QXI is a gated x-ray imager1 used for a variety of experiments conducted in the Inertial Confinement Fusion and Radiation Physics Program. The camera was assembled in Los Alamos and has been under development since 1997 and has now become the workhorse framing camera by the program. The electronics were built by Grant Applied Physics of San Fransisco, CA.2 The QXI has been used at the LANL Trident, LLNL Nova, and University of Rochester Laboratory OMEGA laser facilities. The camera consists of a grated microchannel plate (MCP), a phosphor coated fiberoptic faceplate coupled to film for data readout, along with high speed electronic pulsers to drive the x-ray detector. The QXI has both a two-strip and a four-strip detection head and has the ability to individually bias the gain of each of the strips. The timing of the QXI was done at the Trident short pulse laboratory, using 211 nm light. Single strip jitter was looked at as well and determined to be <25 ps. Flatfielding of the photocathode across the MCP was done with the Trident main laser with 150 J on a gold disk with a 1 ns. Spatial resolution was determined to be <5 {mu}m by using the same laser conditions as before and a backlit 1000 lp/in. grid. The QXI has been used on cylindrical implosion work at the Nova Laser Facility, and on direct-drive cylinder mix and indirect-drive high convergence implosion experiments at OMEGA. Its two-strip module has provided the capability to look at point backlighters, as part of technique development for experiments on the NIF. Its next use will be in March 2000 with its off axis viewer nose at Omega, providing a perpendicular view of Rayleigh--Taylor spike dissipation.

Evans, Scott C.; Archuleta, Tom N.; Oertel, John A.; Walsh, Peter J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative molecular graphics what is it? -use of molecular graphics at quantitative level employing high-quality pictures of molecules in various views (orthographic  

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Quantitative molecular graphics ­ what is it? -use of molecular graphics at quantitative level by using quantitative molecular graphics (34) and a priori QSAR (54- 60).2 A STUDY OF HIV-1 PROTEASE-INHIBITOR INTERMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS BY USING QUANTITATIVE MOLECULAR GRAPHICS AND A PRIORI QSAR Rudolf Kiralj and Márcia M

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On the practice of dichotomization of quantitative variables  

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The authors examine the practice of dichotomization of quantitative measures, wherein relationships among variables are examined after 1 or more variables have been converted to dichotomous variables by splitting the sample ...

MacCallum, R. C.; Zhang, S.; Preacher, K. J.; Rucker, D. D.

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Development of quantitative tools for assessment of cerebellar dysfunction  

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Two tools for the quantitative assessment of cerebellar dysfunction are developed and explored. One is based on a battery of laptop tests desgined for clinical use. Extensive analysis of one of the tests using a speed/accuracy ...

Garg, Aditi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging boolean and quantitative synthesis using smoothed proof search  

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We present a new technique for parameter synthesis under boolean and quantitative objectives. The input to the technique is a "sketch" --- a program with missing numerical parameters --- and a probabilistic assumption about ...

Chaudhuri, Swarat

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angustifolius quantitative determination...  

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for: angustifolius quantitative determination Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Molecular Ecology (2006) doi: 10.1111j.1365-294X.2006.02937.x 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd Summary: ....

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Quantitative tumor heterogeneity assessment on a nuclear population  

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Quantitative tumor heterogeneity assessment on a nuclear population basis Anne-Sofie Wessel score in this area was performed. 110 of the 226 TMA cores were scored by a pathologist. The automatic

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Landscape responses to intraplate tectonism: Quantitative constraints from 10  

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Landscape responses to intraplate tectonism: Quantitative constraints from 10 Be nuclide abundances approach for identifying neotectonic forcing of landscape evolution in mildly deforming continental or absent, implying that 10 Be concentration may act as a `tracer' for disequilibrium landscapes responding

Sandiford, Mike

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Quantitative analysis of cerebral white matter anatomy from diffusion MRI  

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In this thesis we develop algorithms for quantitative analysis of white matter fiber tracts from diffusion MRI. The presented methods enable us to look at the variation of a diffusion measure along a fiber tract in a single ...

Maddah, Mahnaz

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative NDA Measurements of Advanced Reprocessing Product Materials Containing U, NP, PU, and AM  

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of this first principle technique have been identified: (1) quantitative measurement of uranium, neptunium, plutonium, and americium materials; (2) quantitative measurement of mixed oxide (MOX) materials; (3) quantitative measurement of uranium materials; and (4...

Goddard, Braden

2013-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges in the Modeling and Quantitative Analysis of Safety-Critical Automotive Systems!  

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! Probabilistic FMEA! Probabilistic Analysis of System Architectures! ! Conclusion! 3! #12;ISO 26262: Road! ,,identify Failures"! - Qualitative FMEA! ! - Qualitative Fault Tree Analysis! ! - Event Tree Analysis! Quantitative Methods! ,,predict frequency of failures"! - Quantitative FMEA! ! - Quantitative Fault Tree

Leue, Stefan

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QTL and Candidate Genes for Growth Traits in Pinus Taeda L  

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The reason for the project is to find the genetic factors which control growth at ages closer to commercial harvest (also known as QTL detection). To date, efforts to find genetic factors which control growth have been limited to seedlings. Because tree breeders want to find molecular markers which are linked to traits of direct economic value, finding linkage to factors controlling older-tree growth is more critical than seedling growth. Our current research interest includes both absolute height at ages 10-13 years but also growth trajectory or the rate of growth from seedling to half-rotation.

Claire G. Williams

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topics in measurement error and missing data problems  

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reasons. In this research, the impact of missing genotypes is investigated for high resolution combined linkage and association mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL). We assume that the genotype data are missing completely at random (MCAR). Two... and asymptotic properties. In the genetics study, a new method is proposed to account for the missing genotype in a combined linkage and association study. We have concluded that this method does not improve power but it will provide better type I error rates...

Liu, Lian

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Associations among hydrologic classifications and fish traits to support environmental flow standards  

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Classification systems are valuable to ecological management in that they organize information into consolidated units thereby providing efficient means to achieve conservation objectives. Of the many ways classifications benefit management, hypothesis generation has been discussed as the most important. However, in order to provide templates for developing and testing ecologically relevant hypotheses, classifications created using environmental variables must be linked to ecological patterns. Herein, we develop associations between a recent US hydrologic classification and fish traits in order to form a template for generating flow ecology hypotheses and supporting environmental flow standard development. Tradeoffs in adaptive strategies for fish were observed across a spectrum of stable, perennial flow to unstable intermittent flow. In accordance with theory, periodic strategists were associated with stable, predictable flow, whereas opportunistic strategists were more affiliated with intermittent, variable flows. We developed linkages between the uniqueness of hydrologic character and ecological distinction among classes, which may translate into predictions between losses in hydrologic uniqueness and ecological community response. Comparisons of classification strength between hydrologic classifications and other frameworks suggested that spatially contiguous classifications with higher regionalization will tend to explain more variation in ecological patterns. Despite explaining less ecological variation than other frameworks, we contend that hydrologic classifications are still useful because they provide a conceptual linkage between hydrologic variation and ecological communities to support flow ecology relationships. Mechanistic associations among fish traits and hydrologic classes support the presumption that environmental flow standards should be developed uniquely for stream classes and ecological communities, therein.

McManamay, Ryan A [ORNL; Bevelhimer, Mark S [ORNL; Frimpong, Dr. Emmanuel A, [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A microfluidic platform for high-throughput multiplexed protein quantitation  

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We present a high-throughput microfluidic platform capable of quantitating up to 384 biomarkers in 4 distinct samples by immunoassay. The microfluidic device contains 384 unit cells, which can be individually programmed with pairs of capture and detection antibody. Samples are quantitated in each unit cell by four independent MITOMI detection areas, allowing four samples to be analyzed in parallel for a total of 1,536 assays per device. We show that the device can be pre-assembled and stored for weeks at elevated temperature and we performed proof-of-concept experiments simultaneously quantitating IL-6, IL-1\\b{eta}, TNF-{\\alpha}, PSA, and GFP. Finally, we show that the platform can be used to identify functional antibody combinations by screening 64 antibody combinations requiring up to 384 unique assays per device.

Volpetti, Francesca; Maerkl, Sebastian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative adhesion data for electroless nickel deposited on various substrates  

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This paper includes a review of the literature on quantitative adhesion of electroless nickel coatings and then presents recent ring shear quantitative data for the electroless nickel deposited on a variety of substrates. Procedures for obtaining good adhesion between electroless nickel coatings and a variety of aluminum alloys (1100, 2024, 5083, 6061 and 7075), beryllium-copper, 4340 steel, HP 9-4-20 steel, and U-0.75 Ti are outlined. In addition, data are presented on a procedure for activating electroless nickel for subsequent coating with electrodeposited nickel. 6 tables.

Dini, J.W.; Johnson, H.R.

1982-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative adhesion data for electroless nickel deposited on various substrates  

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A review of the literature on quantitative adhesion of electroless nickel coatings is given and recent ring shear quantitative data for the electroless nickel deposited on a variety of substrates are presented. Procedures for obtaining good adhesion between electroless nickel coatings and a variety of aluminum alloys (1100, 2024, 5083, 6061 and 7075), beryllium-copper, 4340 steel and HP 9-4-20 steel are outlined. In addition, data are presented on a procedure for activating electroless nickel for subsequent coating with electrodeposited nickel.

Dini, J.W.; Johnson, H.R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Quantitative Analysis of Pricing Behavior In California's Wholesale Electricity Market During Summer 2000  

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A Quantitative Analysis of Pricing Behavior In California's Wholesale Electricity Market During Summer 2000...

Joskow, Paul; Kahn, Edward

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

165

Genomics Populations for Characterization of Economically Important Traits Structured populations of beef cattle with extensive phenotypic records for economical-  

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Genomics Populations for Characterization of Economically Important Traits Structured populations efficiency and carcass merit, are a critical need in the post-genome sequencing era. Coupled with the availability of the 7.5x assembly of the bovine genome sequence and the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP

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Project Title: Translating Solanaceae Sequence Diversity and Trait Variation into Applied Outcomes through Integrative Research, Education, and Extension  

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Project Title: Translating Solanaceae Sequence Diversity and Trait Variation into Applied Outcomes. Project Director: David Douches (douchesd@msu.edu), Michigan State University Co-Directors: Robin Buell@hort.oregonstate.edu), Oregon State University Project Website: http://solcap.msu.edu The SolCAP project was initiated September

Douches, David S.

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Characterization of Feed Efficiency Traits and Relationships with Temperament, Serum Hormones and Serum Metabolites in Growing Brangus Heifers  

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...................................................................... 2 Sources of Biological Variation in RFI .......................................... 3 Hematological Sources of Variation in RFI ................................... 6 Temperament... of the four trials .............................................................................................. 21 3.1 Summary statistics (? SE) of performance and feed efficiency traits for Brangus heifers in each of the four trials...

Gomez, Robynne 1977-

2010-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 98 (2006) 220237  

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discontinuities associated with the propagation of a radiation front in transient radiation transport. r 2005 q heat flux s geometric path length S source term in the radiative transfer equation t time tc timeJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 98 (2006) 220­237 Modified method

Pilon, Laurent

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Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 91 (2005) 2746  

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used in the field of transport phenomena simulation, and more specifically in the field of radiative (application of the reciprocity principle to the integral form of the radiative transfer equation), and to netJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 91 (2005) 27­46 A boundary-based net

Dufresne, Jean-Louis

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The significance of nucleotides within DNA codons: a quantitative approach.  

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The significance of nucleotides within DNA codons: a quantitative approach. Alejandro Guerra amino acids coded by triplets of nucleotides (codons) in the Genetic Code, ap- pears to depend on the nucleotide position within a codon, as well as its physico-chemical features. Although differ- ent orders

Guerra Hernández, Alejandro

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White Matter Glucose Metabolism during Intracortical Electrostimulation: A Quantitative [18  

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White Matter Glucose Metabolism during Intracortical Electrostimulation: A Quantitative [18 F compared to 27.87 mol/min/100 g at baseline. LCMR- glu in gray and white matter control areas was stable in white matter, correlations between neural activity and LC- MRglu have never been explicitly addressed

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Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph  

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Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir Department.ron,adi.shamir}@weizmann.ac.il Abstract. The Bitcoin scheme is a rare example of a large scale global payment system in which all and how they spend their bitcoins, the balance of bitcoins they keep in their accounts, and how they move

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Self-adaptive software needs quantitative verification at Radu Calinescu  

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, performance and operating cost (e.g., energy consumption) of software. These techniques include model checkingSelf-adaptive software needs quantitative verification at runtime Radu Calinescu Department 1: The world and the machine. [19, 30]. In contrast, several mathematically-based modelling

Oxford, University of

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Self-adaptive software needs quantitative verification at Radu Calinescu  

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, performance and operating cost (e.g., energy consumption) of software. These techniques include model checkingSelf-adaptive software needs quantitative verification at runtime Radu Calinescu Department"#.&*#.+$ Figure 1: The world and the machine. [19, 30]. In contrast, several mathematically-based modelling

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Quantitative analysis of SCIAMACHY carbon monoxide total column measurements  

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, SCIAMACHY CO total column retrievals are of sufficient quality to provide useful new information]. Ground-based FTIR measurements provide high quality total column measurements but have very limitedQuantitative analysis of SCIAMACHY carbon monoxide total column measurements A. T. J. de Laat,1,2 A

Laat, Jos de

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Quantitative Data Analysis Methods for 3D Microstructure  

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Quantitative Data Analysis Methods for 3D Microstructure Characterization of Solid Oxide Cells of electrochemical ceramic devices such as solid oxide fuel and electrolyser cells depends on the distribution key properties such as ion, electron and gas transport through percolating net- works and reaction

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Math 576: Quantitative Risk Management lih@math.wsu.edu  

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, that a bomb had gone off in the White House, and the S&P Index lose $136 billion in a matter of four minutes, 2004) Financial markets are ecological systems in which various agents ("species") compete frequency trading). Haijun Li Math 576: Quantitative Risk Management Week 1 6 / 26 #12;Ecology of Agent

Li, Haijun

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Original article Quantitative review of ruminal and total tract digestion  

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Original article Quantitative review of ruminal and total tract digestion of mixed diet organic reviewed using a data base involving 157 papers. The ruminal digestion (mean ± SE%) of organic matter, cell), respectively and the proportion of each component digested in the rumen in relation to total tract

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The Fifth European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches  

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ecsqaru99 The Fifth European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning and applications of formalisms. The main European forum for the subject is the European Conference on Symbolic the previous ECSQARU conference proceedings. In addition, a special issue of the Knowledge En­ gineering Review

Hunter, Anthony

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Application of Quantitative Fluorescence and Absorption-Edge  

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Application of Quantitative Fluorescence and Absorption-Edge Computed Microtomography to Image, Chicago, Illinois 60637 This paper shows that synchrotron-based fluorescence and absorption-edge computed, which had a well-correlated metal coating. Absorption-edge CMT showed the three-dimensional distribution

Sparks, Donald L.

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Direct and quantitative photothermal absorption spectroscopy of individual particulates  

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Photonic structures can exhibit significant absorption enhancement when an object's length scale is comparable to or smaller than the wavelength of light. This property has enabled photonic structures to be an integral component in many applications such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, and photothermal therapy. To characterize this enhancement at the single particulate level, conventional methods have consisted of indirect or qualitative approaches which are often limited to certain sample types. To overcome these limitations, we used a bilayer cantilever to directly and quantitatively measure the spectral absorption efficiency of a single silicon microwire in the visible wavelength range. We demonstrate an absorption enhancement on a per unit volume basis compared to a thin film, which shows good agreement with Mie theory calculations. This approach offers a quantitative approach for broadband absorption measurements on a wide range of photonic structures of different geometric and material compositions.

Tong, Jonathan K.; Hsu, Wei-Chun; Eon Han, Sang; Burg, Brian R.; Chen, Gang, E-mail: gchen2@mit.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Zheng, Ruiting [Key Laboratory of Radiation Beam Technology and Materials Modification of Ministry of Education, College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Radiation Beam Technology and Materials Modification of Ministry of Education, College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Shen, Sheng [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States)

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of progress in quantitative NDE. [Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)  

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This booklet is composed of abstracts from papers submitted at a meeting on quantitative NDE. A multitude of topics are discussed including analysis of composite materials, NMR uses, x-ray instruments and techniques, manufacturing uses, neural networks, eddy currents, stress measurements, magnetic materials, adhesive bonds, signal processing, NDE of mechanical structures, tomography,defect sizing, NDE of plastics and ceramics, new techniques, optical and electromagnetic techniques, and nonlinear techniques. (GHH)

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative NMR Analysis of Partially Substituted Biodiesel Glycerols  

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Phosphitylation of hydroxyl groups in biodiesel samples with 2-chloro-4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane followed by 31P-NMR analysis provides a rapid quantitative analytical technique for the determination of substitution patterns on partially esterified glycerols. The unique 31P-NMR chemical shift data was established with a series mono and di-substituted fatty acid esters of glycerol and then utilized to characterize an industrial sample of partially processed biodiesel.

Nagy, M.; Alleman, T. L.; Dyer, T.; Ragauskas, A. J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

The purification, quantitation and EPR characterization of human lactoferrin  

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THE PURIFICATION, QUANTITATION AND EPR CHARACTERIZATION OF HUMAN LACTOFERRIN A Thesis by GREGORY ARNOLD GRAYBILL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Biochemistry THE PURIFICATION, QUANTKATION AND EPR CHARACTERIZATION OF ~ LACTOFERRIN A Thesis by GREGORY ARNOLD GRAYBILL Approved as to style and content by George W. tes (Chair of Committee) David N. Mc...

Graybill, Gregory Arnold

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative and qualitative productivity in nominal brainstorming groups  

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. A. , Lorna Linda University Chair of Committee: Dr. Charles Samuelson This research investigated the effects of evaluation apprehension and social comparison feedback on the quantitative and qualitative productivity of brainstorming. Both... with these characteristics. However, this study goes one step further and uses truly nominal groups in order to isolate the effects of evaluation apprehension and social comparison feedback. One hundred three undergraduate students were used to investigate the following...

Selivanoff, Sophia G

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal stability of diesel fuels by quantitative gravimetric JFTOT  

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The current worldwide standard test method for assessing thermal stability of jet turbine aviation fuels is the ASTM D3241 method. This method generates a visual tube deposit rating which is not quantitative, but assumes that very dark colors equate to unstable fuels. The tube rating is coded against color standards and the darkest color is usually said to fail a fuel for use in jet turbine engines/fuel systems. The method also generates a semi-quantitative filter pressure drop. The pressure drop is so semi-quantitative that it also is afforded a pass/fail criterion for fuel acceptance in jet aircraft. In 1991, we described the construction of a test device which duplicated all of the experimentally important parameters of the D3241 method but which substituted a weighable 302 stainless steel (s/s) foil strip for the bulky tube, so that direct weighing of thermal surface deposits could be made. In addition, the nominal 17 micron (dutch weave) s/s filter of the D3241 was substituted with a nylon membrane 0.8 micron filter which was also capable of direct weighing of the fuel entrained solids generated by the test. In subsequent papers, the use of this device for generating a large data base of results based on aviation fuels from many different refinery processes and many different geographic/crude sources was described. In addition this new device, dubbed the gravimetric jet fuel total oxidation tester (JFTOT) after the original ASTM D3241 device, was also used to assess quantitatively the effects of temperature, pressure, and fuel flow in addition to the effects of dissolved metals and various fuel additives. This paper describes the JFTOT test for the analysis of middle distillate diesel fuels.

Beal, E.J.; Hardy, D.R. [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Network Signal Combinations Downstream of TCR Activation Can Predict IL-2 Production Response1  

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Quantitative Network Signal Combinations Downstream of TCR Activation Can Predict IL-2 Production of intense ongoing study, but understanding how the consequent downstream signaling networks integrate hypothesized that a quantitative combination of key downstream network signals across multiple pathways must

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Label-Free Quantitative LC?MS Proteomics of Alzheimer&rsquo...  

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Label-Free Quantitative LC?MS Proteomics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Normally Aged Human Brains. Label-Free Quantitative LC?MS Proteomics of Alzheimer’s...

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Quantitative Resistance of Potato to Pectobacterium atrosepticum and Phytophthora infestans: Integrating  

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Quantitative Resistance of Potato to Pectobacterium atrosepticum and Phytophthora infestans atrosepticum and Phytophthora infestans) differing by their infectious processes and five potato cultivars D, Val F (2011) Quantitative Resistance of Potato to Pectobacterium atrosepticum and Phytophthora

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Comparison of F1 cows sired by Brahman, Boran and Tuli bulls for reproductive, maternal, and cow longevity traits  

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by ASSALIA HASSIMI MAIGA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, James O. Sanders Committee...COMPARISON OF F1 COWS SIRED BY BRAHMAN, BORAN AND TULI BULLS FOR REPRODUCTIVE, MATERNAL, AND COW LONGEVITY TRAITS A Thesis by ASSALIA HASSIMI MAIGA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial...

Maiga, Assalia Hassimi

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Interpersonal traits and the technology acceptance model: applying the interpersonal circumplex model as a nomological net for understanding user perceptions within human-to-computer interaction  

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This study examines the effects that individual personality traits have on technology acceptance. Previous research on technology acceptance focuses primarily on exogenous variables such as trustor’s perceptions, attitudes, computer anxiety...

Brown, Houghton Gregory

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Gossypol Consumption on the Growth Traits of Red Deer Stags and Supplemental Melatonin for Advancement of Estrous Cycles in Red Deer Hinds.  

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EFFECTS OF GOSSYPOL CONSUMPTION ON GROWTH TRAITS OF RED DEER STAGS AND SUPPLEMENTAL MELATONIN FOR ADVANCEMENT OF ESTROUS CYCLES IN RED DEER HINDS A Thesis by SHANE LEE MORGAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... Stags and Supplemental Melatonin for Advancement of Estrous Cycles in Red Deer Hinds Copyright 2011 Shane Lee Morgan EFFECTS OF GOSSYPOL CONSUMPTION ON GROWTH TRAITS OF RED DEER STAGS AND SUPPLEMENTAL MELATONIN FOR ADVANCEMENT OF ESTROUS...

Morgan, Shane

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of heterosis and heterosis retention in Bos taurus-Bos indicus crossbred cattle for reproductive and maternal traits in cows  

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EVALUATION OF HETEROSIS AND HETEROSIS RETENTION IN BOS TAURUS-BOS INDICUS CROSSBRED CATTLE FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL TRAITS IN COWS A Thesis by RODNEY OLIVER NEUFELD ARCE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M... CATTLE FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL TRAITS IN COWS A Thesis by RODNEY OLIVER NEUFELD ARCE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE...

Neufeld Arce, Rodney Oliver

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A familial {open_quotes}balanced{close_quotes} 3;9 translocation with cryptic 8q insertion leading to deletion and duplication of 9p23 loci in siblings  

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A child with phenotypic features of the 9p{sup {minus}} syndrome, including metopic craniosynostosis, small ears, abdominal wall defect, and mental retardation, as well as hypopigmentation, was found to have a cytogenetically balanced 3;9 translocation, with breakpoints at 3p11 and 9p23, inherited from his phenotypically normal father. Molecular analysis showed heterozygous deletion of the TYRP (tyrosinase-related protein) locus, as well as loci D9S157, D9S274, D9S268, and D9S267, in the child but in neither parent. FISH analysis of the proband`s father indicated that loci deleted in his son, including TYRP, were present on neither the der(3) nor the der(9) translocation products but had been inserted into the long arm of chromosome 8. Therefore, the apparent deletion of these loci in the proband was the result of meiotic segregation of the father`s 3;9 translocation chromosomes together with his normal chromosome 8 (not bearing the insertion from 9p23). Neither the deletion of these 9p23 loci from the translocation chromosomes nor their insertion into 8q was detectable by standard chromosome banding techniques. The proband`s sister exhibited speech delay, mild facial dysmorphism, and renal malformation, and her karyotype was 46,XX. Molecular analysis showed that she had inherited normal chromosomes 3 and 9, as well as the chromosome 8 with the insertion of 9p23 material, from her father. This analysis illustrates a new mechanism to explain cases in which an apparently balanced translocation has been transmitted from a normal parent to a child with a phenotypic abnormality: submicroscopic deletion of material from the translocation breakpoint and insertion into a third chromosome in the balanced parent, with meiotic segregation leading to loss of the inserted material in the child. 36 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Wagstaff, J.; Hemann, M. [Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative phylogenetic assessment of microbial communities indiverse environments  

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The taxonomic composition of environmental communities is an important indicator of their ecology and function. Here, we use a set of protein-coding marker genes, extracted from large-scale environmental shotgun sequencing data, to provide a more direct, quantitative and accurate picture of community composition than traditional rRNA-based approaches using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). By mapping marker genes from four diverse environmental data sets onto a reference species phylogeny, we show that certain communities evolve faster than others, determine preferred habitats for entire microbial clades, and provide evidence that such habitat preferences are often remarkably stable over time.

von Mering, C.; Hugenholtz, P.; Raes, J.; Tringe, S.G.; Doerks,T.; Jensen, L.J.; Ward, N.; Bork, P.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative evaluation of turbidity in coastal waters from Lansat imagery  

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December 1977 ABSTRACT Quantitative Evaluation of Turbi. dity in Coastal Waters From Landsat Image y (December 1977) Jon Branson Bright, B. S. , Texas AhII Dniversity Directed by: Dr. Wesley P. James The purpose of this research program... that turbi tlity did not always give the same values of suspended solid' as did other methods. NcCluney (13) found nine definitions of turbidity in a search of the literature and classified them into two & roups& those based on compari. son wi. th si...

Bright, Jon Branson

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative infrared absorption cross sections of isoprene for atmospheric measurements  

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The OH- and O3- initiated oxidations of isoprene, which is one of the primary volatile organic compounds produced by vegetation, are a major source of atmospheric formaldehyde and other oxygenated organics, yet little quantitative IR data exists for isoprene. We thus report absorption coefficients and integrated band intensities for isoprene in the 600 - 6500 cm-1 region. The pressure-broadened (1 atmosphere N2) spectra were recorded at 278, 298 and 323 K in a 19.96 cm path length cell at 0.112 cm-1 resolution, using a Bruker 66V FTIR. Composite spectra are derived from a minimum of seven pressures at each temperature.

Brauer, Carolyn S.; Blake, Thomas A.; Guenther, Alex B.; Sharpe, Steven W.; Sams, Robert L.; Johnson, Timothy J.

2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Single beam Fourier transform digital holographic quantitative phase microscopy  

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Quantitative phase contrast microscopy reveals thickness or height information of a biological or technical micro-object under investigation. The information obtained from this process provides a means to study their dynamics. Digital holographic (DH) microscopy is one of the most used, state of the art single-shot quantitative techniques for three dimensional imaging of living cells. Conventional off axis DH microscopy directly provides phase contrast images of the objects. However, this process requires two separate beams and their ratio adjustment for high contrast interference fringes. Also the use of two separate beams may make the system more vulnerable to vibrations. Single beam techniques can overcome these hurdles while remaining compact as well. Here, we describe the development of a single beam DH microscope providing whole field imaging of micro-objects. A hologram of the magnified object projected on to a diffuser co-located with a pinhole is recorded with the use of a commercially available diode laser and an arrayed sensor. A Fourier transform of the recorded hologram directly yields the complex amplitude at the image plane. The method proposed was investigated using various phase objects. It was also used to image the dynamics of human red blood cells in which sub-micrometer level thickness variation were measurable.

Anand, A., E-mail: arun-nair-in@yahoo.com; Chhaniwal, V. K.; Mahajan, S.; Trivedi, V. [Optics Laboratory, Applied Physics Department, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara 390001 (India)] [Optics Laboratory, Applied Physics Department, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara 390001 (India); Faridian, A.; Pedrini, G.; Osten, W. [Institut für Technische Optik, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)] [Institut für Technische Optik, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Dubey, S. K. [Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd, Corporate Technology—Research and Technology Centre, Bangalore 560100 (India)] [Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd, Corporate Technology—Research and Technology Centre, Bangalore 560100 (India); Javidi, B. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U-4157, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-2157 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U-4157, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-2157 (United States)

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative method for measuring the quality of history matches  

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History matching can be an efficient tool for reservoir characterization. A {open_quotes}good{close_quotes} history matching job can generate reliable reservoir parameters. However, reservoir engineers are often frustrated when they try to select a {open_quotes}better{close_quotes} match from a series of history matching runs. Without a quantitative measurement, it is always difficult to tell the difference between a {open_quotes}good{close_quotes} and a {open_quotes}better{close_quotes} matches. For this reason, we need a quantitative method for testing the quality of matches. This paper presents a method for such a purpose. The method uses three statistical indices to (1) test shape conformity, (2) examine bias errors, and (3) measure magnitude of deviation. The shape conformity test insures that the shape of a simulated curve matches that of a historical curve. Examining bias errors assures that model reservoir parameters have been calibrated to that of a real reservoir. Measuring the magnitude of deviation assures that the difference between the model and the real reservoir parameters is minimized. The method was first tested on a hypothetical model and then applied to published field studies. The results showed that the method can efficiently measure the quality of matches. It also showed that the method can serve as a diagnostic tool for calibrating reservoir parameters during history matching.

Shaw, T.S. [Kerr-McGee Corp., Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Knapp, R.M. [Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multivariate calibration applied to the quantitative analysis of infrared spectra  

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Multivariate calibration methods are very useful for improving the precision, accuracy, and reliability of quantitative spectral analyses. Spectroscopists can more effectively use these sophisticated statistical tools if they have a qualitative understanding of the techniques involved. A qualitative picture of the factor analysis multivariate calibration methods of partial least squares (PLS) and principal component regression (PCR) is presented using infrared calibrations based upon spectra of phosphosilicate glass thin films on silicon wafers. Comparisons of the relative prediction abilities of four different multivariate calibration methods are given based on Monte Carlo simulations of spectral calibration and prediction data. The success of multivariate spectral calibrations is demonstrated for several quantitative infrared studies. The infrared absorption and emission spectra of thin-film dielectrics used in the manufacture of microelectronic devices demonstrate rapid, nondestructive at-line and in-situ analyses using PLS calibrations. Finally, the application of multivariate spectral calibrations to reagentless analysis of blood is presented. We have found that the determination of glucose in whole blood taken from diabetics can be precisely monitored from the PLS calibration of either mind- or near-infrared spectra of the blood. Progress toward the non-invasive determination of glucose levels in diabetics is an ultimate goal of this research. 13 refs., 4 figs.

Haaland, D.M.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards quantitative prediction of proteasomal digestion patterns of proteins  

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We discuss the problem of proteasomal degradation of proteins. Though proteasomes are important for all aspects of the cellular metabolism, some details of the physical mechanism of the process remain unknown. We introduce a stochastic model of the proteasomal degradation of proteins, which accounts for the protein translocation and the topology of the positioning of cleavage centers of a proteasome from first principles. For this model we develop the mathematical description based on a master-equation and techniques for reconstruction of the cleavage specificity inherent to proteins and the proteasomal translocation rates, which are a property of the proteasome specie, from mass spectroscopy data on digestion patterns. With these properties determined, one can quantitatively predict digestion patterns for new experimental set-ups. Additionally we design an experimental set-up for a synthetic polypeptide with a periodic sequence of amino acids, which enables especially reliable determination of translocation ...

Goldobin, Denis S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Quantitative Methods for Comparing Different HVAC Control Schemes  

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Experimentally comparing the energy usage and comfort characteristics of different controllers in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems is difficult because variations in weather and occupancy conditions preclude the possibility of establishing equivalent experimental conditions across the order of hours, days, and weeks. This paper is concerned with defining quantitative metrics of energy usage and occupant comfort, which can be computed and compared in a rigorous manner that is capable of determining whether differences between controllers are statistically significant in the presence of such environmental fluctuations. Experimental case studies are presented that compare two alternative controllers (a schedule controller and a hybrid system learning-based model predictive controller) to the default controller in a building-wide HVAC system. Lastly, we discuss how our proposed methodology may also be able to quantify the efficiency of other building automation systems.

Aswani, Anil; Taneja, Jay; Krioukov, Andrew; Culler, David; Tomlin, Claire

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Quantitative analysis of forest island pattern in selected Ohio landscapes  

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The purpose of this study was to quantitatively describe the various aspects of regional distribution patterns of forest islands and relate those patterns to other landscape features. Several maps showing the forest cover of various counties in Ohio were selected as representative examples of forest patterns to be quantified. Ten thousand hectare study areas (landscapes) were delineated on each map. A total of 15 landscapes representing a wide variety of forest island patterns was chosen. Data were converted into a series of continuous variables which contained information pertinent to the sizes, shape, numbers, and spacing of woodlots within a landscape. The continuous variables were used in a factor analysis to describe the variation among landscapes in terms of forest island pattern. The results showed that forest island patterns are related to topography and other environmental features correlated with topography.

Bowen, G.W.; Burgess, R.L.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Quantitative genetic activity graphical profiles for use in chemical evaluation  

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A graphic approach, terms a Genetic Activity Profile (GAP), was developed to display a matrix of data on the genetic and related effects of selected chemical agents. The profiles provide a visual overview of the quantitative (doses) and qualitative (test results) data for each chemical. Either the lowest effective dose or highest ineffective dose is recorded for each agent and bioassay. Up to 200 different test systems are represented across the GAP. Bioassay systems are organized according to the phylogeny of the test organisms and the end points of genetic activity. The methodology for producing and evaluating genetic activity profile was developed in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Data on individual chemicals were compiles by IARC and by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Data are available on 343 compounds selected from volumes 1-53 of the IARC Monographs and on 115 compounds identified as Superfund Priority Substances. Software to display the GAPs on an IBM-compatible personal computer is available from the authors. Structurally similar compounds frequently display qualitatively and quantitatively similar profiles of genetic activity. Through examination of the patterns of GAPs of pairs and groups of chemicals, it is possible to make more informed decisions regarding the selection of test batteries to be used in evaluation of chemical analogs. GAPs provided useful data for development of weight-of-evidence hazard ranking schemes. Also, some knowledge of the potential genetic activity of complex environmental mixtures may be gained from an assessment of the genetic activity profiles of component chemicals. The fundamental techniques and computer programs devised for the GAP database may be used to develop similar databases in other disciplines. 36 refs., 2 figs.

Waters, M.D. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States); Stack, H.F.; Garrett, N.E.; Jackson, M.A. [Environmental Health Research and Testing, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

205

STR Loci and Multiplex Kits  

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(1997) · COfiler (1998) · SGM Plus (1999) · Identifiler (2001) · Profiler Plus ID (2001) · SEfiler (2002 16 (2009) · PowerPlex ESX 17 (2009) · PowerPlex ESI 16 (2009) · PowerPlex ESI 17 (2009) · Power

Perkins, Richard A.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anopheles saglin proteins Sample Search...  

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trait loci in Anopheles gambiae controlling the encapsulation response against... .luna@yale.edu; Mark Q Benedict - mqb0@cdc.gov * Corresponding author Anopheles...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anopheles cruzii em Sample Search Results  

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trait loci in Anopheles gambiae controlling the encapsulation response against... .luna@yale.edu; Mark Q Benedict - mqb0@cdc.gov * Corresponding author Anopheles...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adult anopheles diptera Sample Search Results  

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trait loci in Anopheles gambiae controlling the encapsulation response against... .luna@yale.edu; Mark Q Benedict - mqb0@cdc.gov * Corresponding author Anopheles...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adult female anopheles Sample Search Results  

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trait loci in Anopheles gambiae controlling the encapsulation response against... .luna@yale.edu; Mark Q Benedict - mqb0@cdc.gov * Corresponding author Anopheles ... Source:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anopheles kerteszia em Sample Search Results  

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trait loci in Anopheles gambiae controlling the encapsulation response against... .luna@yale.edu; Mark Q Benedict - mqb0@cdc.gov * Corresponding author Anopheles...

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QUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF THERMAL SHOCK IN CERAMICS BASED ON A NOVEL TEST TECHNIQUE  

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QUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF THERMAL SHOCK IN CERAMICS BASED ON AQUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF THERMAL SHOCK IN CERAMICS BASED ON AAl 203). The thermal failure of another ceramic material (

Faber, K.T.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

AN ANALYTICAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE LASER-INDUCED INCANDESCENCE OF SOOT  

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AN ANALYTICAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE LASER-INDUCED INCANDESCENCE OF SOOT A Thesis-INDUCED INCANDESCENCE OF SOOT Approved: _________________________ Jerry M. Seitzman, Chairman

Seitzman, Jerry M.

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11.220 Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Method for Planning I, Spring 2006  

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This course develops logical, empirically based arguments using statistical techniques and analytic methods. It covers elementary statistics, probability, and other types of quantitative reasoning useful for description, ...

Zegras, P. Christopher

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activation depend quantitatively Sample...  

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of America, "Working landscapes providing for the future", February 711 2010, Denver, Colorado. p80. Summary: limited quantitative evaluation. The rate at which soil, plant...

215

Quantitative evaluation of general corrosion of Type 304 stainless steel in subcritical and  

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Quantitative evaluation of general corrosion of Type 304 stainless steel in subcritical the corrosion rate of Type 304 stainless steel (SS) in subcritical and supercritical environments. The EN

Benning, Liane G.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acid based quantitative Sample Search Results  

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Summary: and allowed to grow to maturity. T3 seeds were collected from individual plants and quantitative fatty acid... A FAD2 homologue from Lesquerella lindheimeri has...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis quantitative pcr Sample Search...  

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-qPCR quantitation of gene expression Detection (and... is not used primarily for forensic DNA ... Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Biochemical...

218

Quantitative dynamic modeling of transcriptional networks of embryonic stem cells using integrated framework of Pareto optimality and energy balance  

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Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs) are pluripotent and thus are considered the "cell type of choice". ESCs exhibit several phenotypic traits (e.g., proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, necrosis, etc.) and when differentiated ...

Avila, Marco A., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Comprehensive Quantitative Analysis of Ovarian and Breast Cancer Tumor Peptidomes  

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Aberrant degradation of proteins is associated with many pathological states, including cancers. Mass spectrometric analysis of tumor peptidomes, the intracellular and intercellular products of protein degradation, has the potential to provide biological insights on proteolytic processing in cancer. However, attempts to use the information on these smaller protein degradation products from tumors for biomarker discovery and cancer biology studies have been fairly limited to date, largely due to the lack of effective approaches for robust peptidomics identification and quantification, and the prevalence of confounding factors and biases associated with sample handling and processing. Herein, we have developed an effective and robust analytical platform for comprehensive analyses of tissue peptidomes, and which is suitable for high throughput quantitative studies. The reproducibility and coverage of the platform, as well as the suitability of clinical ovarian tumor and patient-derived breast tumor xenograft samples with post-excision delay of up to 60 min before freezing for peptidomics analysis, have been demonstrated. Moreover, our data also show that the peptidomics profiles can effectively separate breast cancer subtypes, reflecting tumor-associated protease activities. Peptidomics complements results obtainable from conventional bottom-up proteomics, and provides insights not readily obtainable from such approaches.

Xu, Zhe; Wu, Chaochao; Xie, Fang; Slysz, Gordon W.; Tolic, Nikola; Monroe, Matthew E.; Petyuk, Vladislav A.; Payne, Samuel H.; Fujimoto, Grant M.; Moore, Ronald J.; Fillmore, Thomas L.; Schepmoes, Athena A.; Levine, Douglas; Townsend, Reid; Davies, Sherri; Li, Shunqiang; Ellis, Matthew; Boja, Emily; Rodriguez, Henry; Rodland, Karin D.; Liu, Tao; Smith, Richard D.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Methods for Comparing Different Polyline Stream Network Models  

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Two techniques for exploring relative horizontal accuracy of complex linear spatial features are described and sample source code (pseudo code) is presented for this purpose. The first technique, relative sinuosity, is presented as a measure of the complexity or detail of a polyline network in comparison to a reference network. We term the second technique longitudinal root mean squared error (LRMSE) and present it as a means for quantitatively assessing the horizontal variance between two polyline data sets representing digitized (reference) and derived stream and river networks. Both relative sinuosity and LRMSE are shown to be suitable measures of horizontal stream network accuracy for assessing quality and variation in linear features. Both techniques have been used in two recent investigations involving extracting of hydrographic features from LiDAR elevation data. One confirmed that, with the greatly increased resolution of LiDAR data, smaller cell sizes yielded better stream network delineations, based on sinuosity and LRMSE, when using LiDAR-derived DEMs. The other demonstrated a new method of delineating stream channels directly from LiDAR point clouds, without the intermediate step of deriving a DEM, showing that the direct delineation from LiDAR point clouds yielded an excellent and much better match, as indicated by the LRMSE.

Danny L. Anderson; Daniel P. Ames; Ping Yang

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Human factors issues in qualitative and quantitative safety analyses  

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Humans are a critical and integral part of any operational system, be it a nuclear reactor, a facility for assembly or disassembling hazardous components, or a transportation network. In our concern over the safety of these systems, we often focus our attention on the hardware engineering components of such systems. However, experience has repeatedly demonstrated that it is often the human component that is the primary determinant of overall system safety. Both the nuclear reactor accidents at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island and shipping disasters such as the Exxon Valdez and the Herald of Free Enterprise accidents are attributable to human error. Concern over human contributions to system safety prompts us to include reviews of human factors issues in our safety analyses. In the conduct of Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRAs), human factors issues are addressed using a quantitative method called Human Reliability Analysis (HRA). HRAs typically begin with the identification of potential sources of human error in accident sequences of interest. Human error analysis often employs plant and/or procedures walk-downs in which the analyst considers the ``goodness`` of procedures, training, and human-machine interfaces concerning their potential contribution to human error. Interviews with expert task performers may also be conducted. In the application of HRA, once candidate sources of human error have been identified, error probabilities are developed.

Hahn, H.A.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Fuel Cell Generation in Geo-Distributed Cloud Services: A Quantitative Study  

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Fuel Cell Generation in Geo-Distributed Cloud Services: A Quantitative Study Zhi Zhou1 Fangming Liu of fuel cell energy in cloud computing, yet it is unclear what and how much benefit it may bring. This paper, for the first time, attempts to quantitatively examine the benefits brought by fuel cell

Li, Baochun

223

Detection and Quantitation of -2-Microglobulin Glycosylated End Products in Human Serum by  

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32, Columbia, Maryland 21044 -2-Microglobulin ( 2M) is a major protein component found in the amyloidDetection and Quantitation of -2-Microglobulin Glycosylated End Products in Human Serum by Matrix as a quantitative tool. -2-Microglobulin ( 2M) is a globular protein with 99 amino acids and is usually located

Vertes, Akos

224

Guidelines for Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments  

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this process we present the Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR ExperimentsGuidelines for Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments Jim F Vandesompele,6 Carl T. Wittwer,12 and Stephen A. Bustin13 There is growing interest in digital PCR (dPCR) be

Magee, Joseph W.

225

Multi observation PET image analysis for patient follow-up quantitation and therapy assessment  

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1 Multi observation PET image analysis for patient follow-up quantitation and therapy assessment S Institut Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, Brest, F-29200 France. Abstract. In Positron Emission Tomography (PET-quantitative parameters restricted to maximum SUV measured in PET scans during the treatment. Such measurements do

Brest, Université de

226

Extensions and evaluations of a general quantitative theory of forest structure and dynamics  

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Extensions and evaluations of a general quantitative theory of forest structure and dynamics Brian of a quantitative theory for the structure and dynamics of forests under demographic and resource steady state distribution competitive thinning Understanding the key forces that shape the structure, function, and dynamics

Saleska, Scott

227

A Method for Quantitative Mapping of Thick Oil Spills Using Imaging Spectroscopy  

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....................................................................................................................................................14 Figures 1. Image of oil emulsion from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico offA Method for Quantitative Mapping of Thick Oil Spills Using Imaging Spectroscopy By Roger N. Clark (AVIRIS) Team, 2010, A method for quantitative mapping of thick oil spills using imaging spectroscopy: U

Torgersen, Christian

228

Comment on ``A quantitative framework for interpretation of basal ice facies formed by ice  

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heave would be expected to produce were revealed beneath the Kamb Ice Stream by the pioneering boreholeComment on ``A quantitative framework for interpretation of basal ice facies formed by ice quantitative framework for interpretation of basal ice facies formed by ice accretion over subglacial sediment

Worster, M. Grae

229

Quantitative Assessment of Range Fluctuations in Charged Particle Lung Irradiation  

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Purpose: Water equivalent path length (WEL) variations due to respiration can change the range of a charged particle beam and result in beam overshoot to critical organs or beam undershoot to tumor. We have studied range fluctuations by analyzing four-dimensional computed tomography data and quantitatively assessing potential beam overshoot. Methods and Materials: The maximal intensity volume is calculated by combining the gross tumor volume contours at each respiratory phase in the four-dimensional computed tomography study. The first target volume calculates the maximal intensity volume for the entire respiratory cycle (internal target volume [ITV]-radiotherapy [RT]), and the second target volume is the maximal intensity volume corresponding to gated RT (gated-RT, {approx}30% phase window around exhalation). A compensator at each respiratory phase is calculated. Two 'composite' compensators for ITV-RT and gated-RT are then designed by selecting the minimal compensator depth at the respective respiratory phase. These compensators are then applied to the four-dimensional computed tomography data to estimate beam penetration. Analysis metrics include range fluctuation and overshoot volume, both as a function of gantry angle. We compared WEL fluctuations observed in treating the ITV-RT versus gated-RT in 11 lung patients. Results: The WEL fluctuations were <21.8 mm-WEL and 9.5 mm-WEL for ITV-RT and gated-RT, respectively for all patients. Gated-RT reduced the beam overshoot volume by approximately a factor of four compared with ITV-RT. Such range fluctuations can affect the efficacy of treatment and result in an excessive dose to a distal critical organ. Conclusion: Time varying range fluctuation analysis provides information useful for determining appropriate patient-specific treatment parameters in charged particle RT. This analysis can also be useful for optimizing planning and delivery.

Mori, Shinichiro [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)], E-mail: shinshin@nirs.go.jp; Wolfgang, John; Lu, H.-M.; Schneider, Robert; Choi, Noah C.; Chen, George T.Y. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Quantitative Impact of the Schechter-Valle Theorem  

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We evaluate the Schechter-Valle (Black Box) theorem quantitatively by considering the most general Lorentz invariant Lagrangian consisting of point-like operators for neutrinoless double beta decay. It is well known that the Black Box operators induce Majorana neutrino masses at four-loop level. This warrants the statement that an observation of neutrinoless double beta decay guarantees the Majorana nature of neutrinos. We calculate these radiatively generated masses and find that they are many orders of magnitude smaller than the observed neutrino masses and splittings. Thus, some lepton number violating New Physics (which may at tree-level not be related to neutrino masses) may induce Black Box operators which can explain an observed rate of neutrinoless double beta decay. Although these operators guarantee finite Majorana neutrino masses, the smallness of the Black Box contributions implies that other neutrino mass terms (Dirac or Majorana) must exist. If neutrino masses have a significant Majorana contribution then this will become the dominant part of the Black Box operator. However, neutrinos might also be predominantly Dirac particles, while other lepton number violating New Physics dominates neutrinoless double beta decay. Translating an observed rate of neutrinoless double beta decay into neutrino masses would then be completely misleading. Although the principal statement of the Schechter-Valle theorem remains valid, we conclude that the Black Box diagram itself generates radiatively only mass terms which are many orders of magnitude too small to explain neutrino masses. Therefore, other operators must give the leading contributions to neutrino masses, which could be of Dirac or Majorana nature.

Michael Duerr; Manfred Lindner; Alexander Merle

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Le TRAIT De la lettre la figure, Vol. 1, ds. B. Bonhomme, M. Symington, S. Ballestra-Puech, L'Harmattan, 217-231, mai 2007.  

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Le TRAIT De la lettre à la figure, Vol. 1, éds. B. Bonhomme, M. Symington, S. Ballestra-Puech, L'Harmattan. Bonhomme, M. Symington, S. Ballestra-Puech, L'Harmattan, 217-231, mai 2007. 2 Feuilleter le catalogue de l

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A familial {open_quotes}balanced{close_quotes} 3;9 translocation with cryptic 8q insertion leading to deletion and duplication of 9p23 loci in siblings  

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Families in which a balanced translocation has been transmitted from a normal parent to a child with a phenotypic abnormality have been a longstanding puzzle for human geneticists. A child with phenotypic features of the 9p- syndrome, including metopic craniosynostosis, small ears, abdominal wall defect, and mental retardation, was found to have a cytogenetically balanced 3;9 translocation, with breakpoints at 3p11 and 9p23, inherited from his normal father. He also exhibited marked hypopigmentation of hair and skin. Analysis with a cDNA probe from the TYRP1 (tyrosinase-related protein 1) gene in 9p23 showed heterozygous deletion in the child but in neither parent. This submicroscopic deletion also included loci D9S157, D9S274, D9S268, and D9S267. FISH analysis of the proband`s father indicated the 9p23 loci deleted in his son were present on neither the der(3) nor the der(9) translocation product, but had been inserted into the long arm of chromosome 8. Therefore, the apparent deletion of these loci in the proband was the result of meiotic segregation of the father`s 3;9 translocation chromosomes together with his normal chromosome 8. Neither the deletion from the translocation chromosomes nor the insertion into 8q was detectable by standard chromosome banding techniques. The proband`s sister exhibited speech delay, mild facial dysmorphism, and renal malformation, and her karyotype was 46,XX. Molecular analysis of this sister showed 3 copies of 9p23 sequences, indicating that she had inherited normal chromosomes 3 and 9 from her father as well as the chromosome 8 with the insertion from 9p23. This analysis illustrates a new mechanism to explain cases of phenotypic discordance in familial balanced translocations: submicroscopic deletion of material from the translocation breakpoint and insertion into a third chromosome in the balanced parent, with meiotic segregation leading to loss of the inserted material in the child.

Wagstaff, J.; Hemann, M. [Children`s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative equity strategy based on factors formed by industries in the S&P500  

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This paper presents and simulates a long-short market-neutral quantitative equity trading strategy for US stocks. First, economic intuition and academic researches for which this trading strategy is based upon will be ...

Liu, Jack Wen-Hao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Machine Learning Enhancement of Storm-Scale Ensemble Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts  

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Machine Learning Enhancement of Storm-Scale Ensemble Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation uncertainty. Machine learning methods can produce calibrated probabilistic forecasts from the raw ensemble and machine learning are working to address these challenges. Numerical weather prediction (NWP) models

Xue, Ming

235

RECONSTRUCTING CLIMATE ON THE GREAT PLAINS FROM BURIED SOILS: A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH  

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The Great Plains, U.S.A. lack quantitative paleoclimatic data for the late Quaternary largely because two common sources of paleoclimatic data, tree ring and pollen records, are rare in the region. Sequences of buried ...

Zung, Ashley B.

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

236

Qualitative and Quantitative Management Tools Used by Financial Officers in Public Research Universities  

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/or hypotheses (Hanacek, 2010). Quantitative tools may include activity based costing, cost-benefit analysis, trend analysis, responsibility centered management, ratio analysis, strengths-weaknesses-opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis, data mining...

Trexler, Grant 1961-

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

237

Revised process for work zone decision-making based on quantitative performance measures  

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importantly, the revised decision-making process incorporates a feedback loop. Quantitative data collected in work zones is analyzed after the work zone is complete, to determine the impacts specific decisions had on mobility in the work zone. The lessons...

Hartmann, Thomas Wayne

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

238

Multi-scale quantitative elastography and its application to blood pressure estimation  

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Elastography is a method that can be used to measure the elasticity of soft biological tissue and, ultimately, to detect cancerous tumors. In this thesis, quantitative compression based ultrasound elastography is developed ...

Zakrzewski, Aaron Michael

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Quantitative performance-based evaluation of a procedure for flexible design concept generation  

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This thesis presents an experimental methodology for objective and quantitative design procedure evaluation based on anticipated lifecycle performance of design concepts, and a procedure for flexible design concept generation. ...

Cardin, Michel-Alexandre, 1979-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed quantitative precipitation forecasts combining information from radar and numerical weather prediction model outputs  

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Applications of distributed Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (QPF) range from flood forecasting to transportation. Obtaining QPF is acknowledged to be one of the most challenging areas in hydrology and meteorology. ...

Ganguly, Auroop Ratan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the ability of polymeric chemiresistor arrays to quantitate trichloroethylene using partial least squares (PLS)  

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Characterization of the ability of polymeric chemiresistor arrays to quantitate trichloroethylene Abstract Polymeric chemiresistors are a class of chemical sensor that have promise for being practical environmental mon- itoring involves the use of polymeric chemiresistor arrays. Chemiresistors are manufactured

Ho, Cliff

242

A quantitative assessment of nuclear weapons proliferation risk utilizing probabilistic methods  

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A comparative quantitative assessment is made of the nuclear weapons proliferation risk between various nuclear reactor/fuel cycle concepts using a probabilistic method. The work presented details quantified proliferation ...

Sentell, Dennis Shannon, 1971-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Direct and quantitative broadband absorptance micro/nano spectroscopy using FTIR and bilayer cantilever probes  

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Optical properties of micro/nano materials are important for many applications in biology, optoelectronics, and energy. In this thesis, a method is described to directly measure the quantitative absorptance spectra of ...

Hsu, Wei-Chun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Applying petroleum geophysics to astrophysics: Quantitative 4D seismic study of the solar interior  

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Applying petroleum geophysics to astrophysics: Quantitative 4D seismic study of another new branch of seismology recently developed in petroleum reservoir seismology is commonly known in the petroleum industry, differs from earlier

Crawford, Ian

245

The Application of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Quantitatively Map Mixing and Temperature in Microfluidic Systems   

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The technique of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) has been employed to quantitatively and spatially map the fluid composition and temperature within microfluidic systems. A molecular probe with a ...

Graham, Emmelyn M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Single molecule quantitation and sequencing of rare translocations using microfluidic nested digital PCR  

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of individual tumors. Here, we report the development and application of a bead-based hemi-nested microfluidic droplet digital PCR (dPCR) technology to achieve ‘quantitative’ measurement and single-molecule sequencing of somatically acquired carcinogenic...

Shuga, Joe; Zeng, Yong; Novak, Richard; Lan, Qing; Tang, Xiaojiang; Rothman, Nathaniel; Vermeulen, Roel; Li, Laiyu; Hubbard, Alan; Zhang, Luoping; Mathies, Richard A.; Smith, Martyn T.

2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

247

Spanish Translation of the Children's Hope Scale Using Quantitative Methods for Verifying Semantic Equivalence  

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Abstract The purpose of this study was to translate the Children's Hope Scale (CHS) from English to Spanish using quantitative methods in order to verify semantic equivalence of the adapted measure. The study utilized bilingual, English and Spanish...

Frehe-Torres, Victoria Elena

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

248

Development of a rapid method fluorescent biosenser to quantitate bioavailable methionine  

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is methionine, which, in the vast majority of animals, is the first limiting amino acid. Problems with both deficiencies and toxicities of methionine demand a precise way of quantitating this sulfur amino acid in feeds. Animal and digestibility assays...

Froelich, Clifford Anthony

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

A quantitative model to predict the cost of quality nonconformance in the construction industry  

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A QUANTITATIVE MODEL TO PREDICT THE COST OF QUALITY NONCONFORMANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY A Thesis by ETHELBERT OKECHUKWU OPARA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1993 Major Subject: Construction Management A QUANTITATIVE MODEL TO PREDICT THE COST OF QUALITY NONCONFORMANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY A Thesis by ETHELBERT OKECHUKWU OPARA Submitted to Texas A&M University...

Opara, Ethelbert Okechukwu

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

A quantitative determination of the conditions for hot cracking during welding for aluminum alloys  

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A QUANTITATIVE DETERMINATION OF THE CONDITIONS FOR HOT CRACKING DURING WELDING FOR ALUMINUM ALLOYS A Thesis by JAMES EVERETT STEENBERGEN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January 1969 Major Subject: Materials Engineering A QUANTITATIVE DETERMINATION OF THE CONDITIONS FOR HOT CRACKING DURING WELDING FOR ALUMINUM ALLOYS A Thesis by JAMES EVERETT STEENBERGEN (Chairman of Committee) ( ead...

Steenbergen, James Everett

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Quantitative determination of mineral composition by powder x-ray diffraction  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An external standard intensity ratio method is used for quantitatively determining mineralogic compositions of samples by x-ray diffraction. The method uses ratios of x-ray intensity peaks from a single run. Constants are previously determined for each mineral which is to be quantitatively measured. Ratios of the highest intensity peak of each mineral to be quantified in the sample and the highest intensity peak of a reference mineral contained in the sample are used to calculate sample composition.

Pawloski, G.A.

1984-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

252

The Impact of Age on Quantitative Infrared Pupillometry in Healthy Children 1-18 Years  

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THE IMPACT OF AGE ON QUANTITATIVE INFRARED PUPILLOMETRY IN HEALTHY CHILDREN 1-18 YEARS BY JACOB TYLER BROWN PharmD, Creighton University School of Pharmacy, 2010 Submitted to the graduate degree program in Clinical Research... thesis: THE IMPACT OF AGE ON QUANTITATIVE INFRARED PUPILLOMETRY IN HEALTHY CHILDREN 1-18 YEARS _________________________________________ Chairperson Theresa I. Shireman, RPh, PhD Date approved: April 8, 2014...

Brown, Jacob

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

253

Effects of conventional feeds vs. table food waste on the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of pork  

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of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May, 1984 Major Subject: Animal Science EFFECTS OF CONVENTIONAL FEEDS VS. TABLE FOOD WASTE ON THE QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF PORK A Thesis by DARRELL CHESTER MOHR Approved... as to style and content by: n o Commrttee) ( o-c o Comm ttee) ( ea De artment) ( mber) m er) May, 1984 ABSTRACT Effects of Conventional Feeds vs. Table Food Waste on the Quantitative and Qualitative Characteristics of Pork. (May, 1984). Darrell...

Mohr, Darrell Chester

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Genome resequencing in Populus: Revealing large-scale genome variation and implications on specialized-trait genomics  

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To date, Populus ranks among a few plant species with a complete genome sequence and other highly developed genomic resources. With the first genome sequence among all tree species, Populus has been adopted as a suitable model organism for genomic studies in trees. However, far from being just a model species, Populus is a key renewable economic resource that plays a significant role in providing raw materials for the biofuel and pulp and paper industries. Therefore, aside from leading frontiers of basic tree molecular biology and ecological research, Populus leads frontiers in addressing global economic challenges related to fuel and fiber production. The latter fact suggests that research aimed at improving quality and quantity of Populus as a raw material will likely drive the pursuit of more targeted and deeper research in order to unlock the economic potential tied in molecular biology processes that drive this tree species. Advances in genome sequence-driven technologies, such as resequencing individual genotypes, which in turn facilitates large scale SNP discovery and identification of large scale polymorphisms are key determinants of future success in these initiatives. In this treatise we discuss implications of genome sequence-enable technologies on Populus genomic and genetic studies of complex and specialized-traits.

Muchero, Wellington [ORNL] [ORNL; Labbe, Jessy L [ORNL] [ORNL; Priya, Ranjan [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); DiFazio, Steven P [West Virginia University, Morgantown] [West Virginia University, Morgantown; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of sire differences in postweaning growth traits and carcass characteristics, and the use of ultrasound measurements as predictors of observed carcass values in purebreed beefmaster steers  

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resulting from the Brahman x British cross improves production and growth traits, the Brahman influence has been shown to negatively affect carcass quality, especially tenderness (Koch et al. , 1982; Crouse et al. , 1989; Johnson et al. , 1990). Crouse et... slaughtered with less days on feed than steers from continental breeds. And in 1982, Koch et al. reported that Brahman crossbred steers had heavier final weights than those from Angus, Hereford, Pinzgauer, Tarentaise, and Sahiwal sires when fed to a time...

McDonald, Lawrence Andrew

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of F1 Cows Sired by Brahman, Boran, and Tuli Bulls for Reproductive and Maternal Performance Traits and Cow Longevity  

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LONGEVITY A Thesis by CARL THOMAS MUNTEAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, James O. Sanders... and Maternal Performance Traits and Cow Longevity. (May 2011) Carl Thomas Muntean, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. James O. Sanders Birth (BWT) (n = 1,335) and weaning weight...

Muntean, Carl

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

257

Quantitative Risk reduction estimation Tool For Control Systems, Suggested Approach and Research Needs  

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For the past year we have applied a variety of risk assessment technologies to evaluate the risk to critical infrastructure from cyber attacks on control systems. More recently, we identified the need for a stand alone control system risk reduction estimation tool to provide owners and operators of control systems with a more useable, reliable, and credible method for managing the risks from cyber attack. Risk is defined as the probability of a successful attack times the value of the resulting loss, typically measured in lives and dollars. Qualitative and ad hoc techniques for measuring risk do not provide sufficient support for cost benefit analyses associated with cyber security mitigation actions. To address the need for better quantitative risk reduction models we surveyed previous quantitative risk assessment research; evaluated currently available tools; developed new quantitative techniques [17] [18]; implemented a prototype analysis tool to demonstrate how such a tool might be used; used the prototype to test a variety of underlying risk calculational engines (e.g. attack tree, attack graph); and identified technical and research needs. We concluded that significant gaps still exist and difficult research problems remain for quantitatively assessing the risk to control system components and networks, but that a useable quantitative risk reduction estimation tool is not beyond reach.

Miles McQueen; Wayne Boyer; Mark Flynn; Sam Alessi

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Predicting the impacts of climate change on animal distributions: the importance of local adaptation and species' traits  

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The geographic range limits of many species are strongly affected by climate and are expected to change under global warming. For species that are able to track changing climate over broad geographic areas, we expect to see shifts in species distributions toward the poles and away from the equator. A number of ecological and evolutionary factors, however, could restrict this shifting or redistribution under climate change. These factors include restricted habitat availability, restricted capacity for or barriers to movement, or reduced abundance of colonists due the perturbation effect of climate change. This research project examined the last of these constraints - that climate change could perturb local conditions to which populations are adapted, reducing the likelihood that a species will shift its distribution by diminishing the number of potential colonists. In the most extreme cases, species ranges could collapse over a broad geographic area with no poleward migration and an increased risk of species extinction. Changes in individual species ranges are the processes that drive larger phenomena such as changes in land cover, ecosystem type, and even changes in carbon cycling. For example, consider the poleward range shift and population outbreaks of the mountain pine beetle that has decimated millions of acres of Douglas fir trees in the western US and Canada. Standing dead trees cause forest fires and release vast quantities of carbon to the atmosphere. The beetle likely shifted its range because it is not locally adapted across its range, and it appears to be limited by winter low temperatures that have steadily increased in the last decades. To understand range and abundance changes like the pine beetle, we must reveal the extent of adaptive variation across species ranges - and the physiological basis of that adaptation - to know if other species will change as readily as the pine beetle. Ecologists tend to assume that range shifts are the dominant response of species to climate change, but our experiments suggest that other processes may act in some species that reduce the likelihood of geographic range change. In the first part of our DOE grant (ending 2008) we argued that the process of local adaptation of populations within a species range, followed by climatic changes that occur too quickly for adaptive evolution, is an underappreciated mechanism by which climate change could affect biodiversity. When this process acts, species ranges may not shift readily toward the poles, slowing the rate of species and biome change. To test this claim, we performed an experiment comparing core and peripheral populations in a series of field observations, translocation experiments, and genetic analyses. The papers in Appendix A were generated from 2005-2008 funding. In the second part of the DOE grant (ending 2011) we studied which traits promote population differentiation and local adaptation by building genomic resources for our study species and using these resources to reveal differences in gene expression in peripheral and core populations. The papers in Appendix B were generated from 2008-2011 funding. This work was pursued with two butterfly species that have contrasting life history traits (body size and resource specialization) and occupy a common ecosystem and a latitudinal range. These species enabled us to test the following hypotheses using a single phylogenetic group.

HELLMANN, J. J.; LOBO, N. F.

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

259

Identification and genetic characterization of maize cell wall variation for improved biorefinery feedstock characteristics  

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The objectives of this program are to 1) characterize novel maize mutants with altered cell walls for enhanced biorefinery characteristics and 2) find quantitative trait loci (QTLs) related to biorefinery characteristics by taking advantage of the genetic diversity of maize. As a result a novel non-transgenic maize plant (cal1) has been identified, whose stover (leaves and stalk) contain more glucan in their walls leading to a higher saccharification yield, when subjected to a standard enzymatic digestion cocktail. Stacking this trait with altered lignin mutants yielded evene higher saccharification yields. Cal-1 mutants do not show a loss of kernel and or biomass yield when grown in the field . Hence, cal1 biomass provides an excellent feedstock for the biofuel industry.

Pauly, Markus [UC Berkeley] [UC Berkeley; Hake, Sarah [USDA Albany] [USDA Albany

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

260

Insight into trade-off between wood decay and parasitism from the genome of a fungal forest pathogen  

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Parasitism and saprotrophic wood decay are two fungal strategies fundamental for succession and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems. An opportunity to assess the trade-off between these strategies is provided by the forest pathogen and wood decayer Heterobasidion annosum sensu lato. We report the annotated genome sequence and transcript profiling, as well as the quantitative trait loci mapping, of one member of the species complex: H. irregulare. Quantitative trait loci critical for pathogenicity, and rich in transposable elements, orphan and secreted genes, were identified. A wide range of cellulose-degrading enzymes are expressed during wood decay. By contrast, pathogenic interaction between H. irregulare and pine engages fewer carbohydrate-active enzymes, but involves an increase in pectinolytic enzymes, transcription modules for oxidative stress and secondary metabolite production. Our results show a trade-off in terms of constrained carbohydrate decomposition and membrane transport capacity during interaction with living hosts. Our findings establish that saprotrophic wood decay and necrotrophic parasitism involve two distinct, yet overlapping, processes.

Olson, Ake; Aerts, Andrea; Asiegbu, Fred; Belbahri, Lassaad; Bouzid, Ourdia; Broberg, Anders; Canback, Bjorn; Coutinho, Pedro M.; Cullen, Dan; Dalman, Kerstin; Deflorio, Giuliana; van Diepen, Linda T. A.; Dunand, Christophe; Duplessis, Sebastien; Durling, Mikael; Gonthier, Paolo; Grimwood, Jane; Fossdal, Carl Gunnar; Hansson, David; Henrissat, Bernard; Hietala, Ari; Himmelstrand, Kajsa; Hoffmeister, Dirk; Hogberg, Nils; James, Timothy Y.; Karlsson, Magnus; Kohler, Annegret; Lucas, Susan; Lunden, Karl; Morin, Emmanuelle; Murat, Claude; Park, Jongsun; Raffaello, Tommaso; Rouze, Pierre; Salamov, Asaf; Schmutz, Jeremy; Solheim, Halvor; Stahlberg, Jerry; Velez, Heriberto; de Vries, Ronald P.; Wiebenga, Ad; Woodward, Steve; Yakovlev, Igor; Garbelotto, Matteo; Martin, Francis; Grigoriev, Igor V.; Stenlid, Jan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Quantitative Finance To apear Efficient Factor GARCH Models and Factor-DCC Models  

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Quantitative Finance To apear Efficient Factor GARCH Models and Factor-DCC Models Kun Zhang KZHANG of Hong Kong Hong Kong Abstract We reveal that in the estimation of univariate GARCH or multivariate generalized or- thogonal GARCH (GO-GARCH) models, maximizing the likelihood is equivalent to making

Jegelka, Stefanie

262

A Stroke Severity Monitoring System Based on Quantitative Modified Multiscale Entropy  

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A Stroke Severity Monitoring System Based on Quantitative Modified Multiscale Entropy Wei-Jung Jou1, Taiwan (R.O.C) 2 Stroke center and Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C) Abstract Stroke is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide

Hung, Shih-Hao

263

Upper bounds and asymptotics in a quantitative version of the Oppenheim conjecture.  

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Upper bounds and asymptotics in a quantitative version of the Oppenheim conjecture. Alex Eskin. The Oppenheim conjecture, proved by G.A. Margulis (cf. [Mar2, Mar3, Mar4]) states that if n â?? 3, and Q, the Oppenheim conjecture enjoyed attention and many studies, mostly using analytic number theory methods. See

Eskin, Alex

264

Upper bounds and asymptotics in a quantitative version of the Oppenheim conjecture.  

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Upper bounds and asymptotics in a quantitative version of the Oppenheim variables. Let LQ = Q(* *Zn) denote the set of values of Q at integral points. The Oppenheim conjecture, the Oppenheim conjecture enjoyed attention and many studies, mostly using analy* *tic number theory methods

Eskin, Alex

265

Application of a generalized methodology for quantitative thermal diffusivity depth profile reconstruction in manufactured inhomogeneous  

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Application of a generalized methodology for quantitative thermal diffusivity depth profile of the thermal diffusivity of inhomogeneous solids. In the depth profile reconstruction algorithm three channels Institute of Physics. S0021-8979 98 04305-9 I. INTRODUCTION Thermal diffusivity which depends

Mandelis, Andreas

266

Quantitative analysis of Cenozoic palynofloras from Patagonia, southern South America Mirta E. Quattrocchioa  

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Quantitative analysis of Cenozoic palynofloras from Patagonia, southern South America Mirta E­Late Miocene palynological data from Patagonia supports several major stages of vegetation. These stages, Podocarpaceae, Proteaceae) in Patagonia is consistent with the global cooling trend during the Late Eocene

Bermingham, Eldredge

267

Quantitative concentration measurements of creatinine dissolved in water and urine using Raman  

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to the lack of suitable materials with refractive indices lower that of water (n 1.33). Recently, howeverQuantitative concentration measurements of creatinine dissolved in water and urine using Raman in water and in urine. At short integration times, where shot noise is most troublesome, the enhanced

Berger, Andrew J.

268

Raman intensity measurements of single-walled carbon nanotube suspensions as a quantitative technique  

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Raman intensity measurements of single-walled carbon nanotube suspensions as a quantitative, Biological and Materials Engineering, Carbon Nanotube Technology Center (CANTEC), University of Oklahoma, 100 the purity of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) bulk samples based on Raman spectroscopy is reported

Resasco, Daniel

269

5th International ACI Conference, Cancun, Mexico, December 10-13, 2002 Quantitative Infrared Thermography for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Thermography for Quality Control of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Composites Monica A. Starnes applied to a concrete substrate. The aim is to assess the potential for quantitative infrared thermography thermography, nondestructive testing 1 #12;Monica A. Starnes is a graduate student in civil engineering

Entekhabi, Dara

270

INT Program 13-3 Quantitative Large Amplitude Shape Dynamics: fission and heavy ion fusion  

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INT Program 13-3 Quantitative Large Amplitude Shape Dynamics: fission and heavy ion fusion Workshop on: Experimental Status and Prospects October 14 - 18, 2013 Talks are 40 minutes long and followed and nuclear data Katsuhisa Nishio, JAEA 2:00 Fission shape evolution by Brownian motion Jorgen Randrup, LBNL 3

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

271

INT Program INT13-3 Quantitative Large Amplitude Shape Dynamics: fission and heavy ion fusion  

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INT Program INT13-3 Quantitative Large Amplitude Shape Dynamics: fission and heavy ion fusion Talou, LANL "Fundamental and Applied Nuclear Fission Research at LANL" · 11:00 am: Anatoli Afanasjev, Mississippi State Univ "Fission in covariant DFT: status and open questions" Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Room C

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

272

Quantitative electron holographic tomography for the 3D characterisation of semiconductor device structures  

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Quantitative electron holographic tomography for the 3D characterisation of semiconductor device tomography Silicon devices Device characterisation a b s t r a c t Electron tomography and electron rights reserved. 1. Introduction Dopant profiling of semiconductor devices using off-axis electron

Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

273

Annual Logging Symposium, June 3-6, 2007 QUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF RELATIVE DIP ANGLE AND BED -  

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SPWLA 48th Annual Logging Symposium, June 3-6, 2007 1 QUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF RELATIVE DIP ANGLE; Chevron Energy Technology Company Copyright 2007, held jointly by the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and the submitting authors. This paper was prepared for presentation at the SPWLA

Torres-Verdín, Carlos

274

QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGY Airborne Radar Observations of the Flight Behavior of Small Insects in  

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, with the vertical air velocity measured at Ã?ight level. We hypothesize that the gregarious behavior of small insectsQUANTITATIVE ECOLOGY Airborne Radar Observations of the Flight Behavior of Small Insects of insects in the convective boundary layer (CBL) is examined by means of proÃ?ling airborne Doppler radar

Geerts, Bart

275

Quantitative Model of Price Diffusion and Market Friction Based on Trading as a Mechanistic Random Process  

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Quantitative Model of Price Diffusion and Market Friction Based on Trading as a Mechanistic Random 2002; published 13 March 2003) We model trading and price formation in a market under the assumption for the most basic properties of markets, such as the diffusion rate of prices (which is the standard measure

276

Quantitative Analysis of Transmission Power Control in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks  

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1 Quantitative Analysis of Transmission Power Control in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks Seung-Jong Park the issue of transmission power con- trol in wireless ad-hoc networks. In general, it is assumed that minimum transmission power achieves the optimal throughput of an ad-hoc network because it produces

Park, Seung-Jong "Jay"

277

Climate change and the socioeconomics of global food production: A quantitative analysis  

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1 Climate change and the socioeconomics of global food production: A quantitative analysis of how, Andrew J. Dougill and Piers M. Forster August 2010 Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper No. 29 #12;2 The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) was established

Rambaut, Andrew

278

Towards a Quantitative Evaluation of Geospatial Metadata Quality in the Context of Semantic  

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Towards a Quantitative Evaluation of Geospatial Metadata Quality in the Context of Semantic to facilitate the reuse of geospatial data in a distributed and heterogeneous environment. In this process, the provided geospatial metadata that are appropriate for the intended use may be incomplete or not appropriate

279

Assessment of a portable device for the quantitative measurement of ankle joint stiffness in spastic individuals  

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Assessment of a portable device for the quantitative measurement of ankle joint stiffness-rater reliability. The device could easily distinguish between stiff and control ankle joints. A portable device can be a useful diagnostic tool to obtain reliable information of stiffness for the ankle joint. a b

Gorassini, Monica

280

A quantitative analysis of health, safety and environment policy in France  

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used to manage occupational risks (work-related accidents, occupational illness, etc.). In order and environment (HSE) companies ran a wide-ranging quantitative survey of 803 active OHS professionals they face, particularly with respect to their company's (managers and other employees) perception

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Ultrasonic backscatter coefficient quantitative estimates from Chinese hamster ovary cell pellet biophantoms  

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Ultrasonic backscatter coefficient quantitative estimates from Chinese hamster ovary cell pellet August 2010; accepted 6 August 2010 A cell pellet biophantom technique is introduced, and applied verification purposes. BSC estimates from CHO cell pellet biophantoms of known number density were performed

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

282

Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 64 (2000) 255}273  

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s is the minimum of the total cross-section set, and consider the (vector) transport equation * * ( , )# ( , )" 1 2Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 64 (2000) 255}273 A discrete-ordinates solution for multigroup transport theory with upscattering C.E. Siewert Mathematics Department, North

Siewert, Charles E.

283

A Quantitative Analysis of Disk Drive Power Management in Portable Computers  

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the question of power management begins with an analysis of where the energy is being consumed. Table 1 gives) Percent of Total Display Compaq monochrome lite25c 3.5 68% Disk Drive (105 Mbytes) Maxtor MXL­105 III 1 of inactivity. In this paper, we perform a quantitative analysis of the potential costs and benefits of spinning

Anderson, Tom

284

A Simulink Hybrid Heart Model for Quantitative Verification of Cardiac Pacemakers  

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A Simulink Hybrid Heart Model for Quantitative Verification of Cardiac Pacemakers Taolue Chen Mereacre Department of Computer Science University of Oxford, UK ABSTRACT We develop a novel hybrid heart. The heart model is formulated at the level of cardiac cells, can be adapted to patient data, and incorpo

Oxford, University of

285

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 Preliminary Determination: Quantitative Analysis  

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This report provides a preliminary quantitative analysis to assess whether buildings constructed according to the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 would result in energy savings compared with buildings constructed to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010.

Halverson, Mark A.; Rosenberg, Michael I.; Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Mendon, Vrushali V.; Athalye, Rahul A.; Xie, YuLong; Hart, Reid; Goel, Supriya

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning Quantitative Knowledge for Multiagent Coordination David Jensen, Michael Atighetchi, Regis Vincent, Victor Lesser  

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of these interrelation- ships can help coordinate agents | preventing con- icts and exploiting bene cial relationships among ac- tions. We explore three interlocking methods that learn quantitative knowledge of such non. Introduction A major challenge of designing e ective multiagent sys- tems is managing non-local e ects

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Learning Quantitative Knowledge for Multiagent Coordination David Jensen, Michael Atighetchi, R egis Vincent, Victor Lesser  

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of these interrelation- ships can help coordinate agents | preventing con- icts and exploiting bene cial relationships among ac- tions. We explore three interlocking methods that learn quantitative knowledge of such non. Introduction A major challenge of designing e ective multiagent sys- tems is managing non-local e ects

Southern California, University of

288

QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF NEURAL NETWORKS FOR NDE APPLICATIONS USING THE ROC CURVE  

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1 QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF NEURAL NETWORKS FOR NDE APPLICATIONS USING THE ROC CURVE Mackay A. E waveform identification in NDE equipment, and to compare neural network performance with other methods. NDE-based scheme in classifying real-world eddy current data collected from an aircraft wheel NDE system. KEY WORDS

MacIver, Malcolm A.

289

Revision of Specification Automata under Quantitative Preferences Kangjin Kim and Georgios Fainekos  

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as well. In [4], [5], we studied the theoretical foundations of the specification automata revisionRevision of Specification Automata under Quantitative Preferences Kangjin Kim and Georgios Fainekos Abstract-- We study the problem of revising specifications with preferences for automata based control

Fainekos, Georgios E.

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FUZZY VERSUS HARD HIDDEN MARKOV CHAINS SEGMENTATION FOR VOLUME DETERMINATION AND QUANTITATION IN NOISY PET IMAGES  

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IN NOISY PET IMAGES M. Hatt1 , N. Boussion1 , Member IEEE, F. Lamare1 , Student Member IEEE, C. Collet2 , F-conducteurs (PHASE), ULP, Strasbourg, France. ABSTRACT Accurate volume contouring in PET is crucial for quantitation for automatic lesion volume delineation that permit noise modelling and have not previously been applied to PET

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Fuzzy hidden Markov chains segmentation for volume determination and quantitation in PET  

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1 Fuzzy hidden Markov chains segmentation for volume determination and quantitation in PET M. Hatt1;52(12):3467-91" DOI : 10.1088/0031-9155/52/12/010 #12;2 ABSTRACT Accurate volume of interest (VOI) estimation in PET is concerned. inserm-00150348,version1-6Apr2009 #12;3 1. Introduction Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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IMPROVED QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MULTIPLE NEUROPHARMACOLOGICAL NON-INVASIVE BRAIN PET STUDIES  

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i IMPROVED QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MULTIPLE NEUROPHARMACOLOGICAL NON-INVASIVE BRAIN PET STUDIES.2.2 Multiple Neuropharmacological Measures from a single PET scan ................. 4 1.2.2.1 Dual ...................................................................................... 5 1.2.3 Reduction of inter-scanner PET image variability

Fessler, Jeffrey A.

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Teaching Energy Balance using Round Numbers: A Quantitative Approach to the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming  

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Teaching Energy Balance using Round Numbers: A Quantitative Approach to the Greenhouse Effect, 2003 Abstract The idea of energy balance used to explain the greenhouse effect and global warming and astronomy curricula. The idea of energy balance is used to explain the greenhouse effect and global warming

Blais, Brian

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Satellite perspective of aerosol intercontinental transport: From qualitative tracking to quantitative characterization  

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to quantitative characterization Hongbin Yu a,b, , Lorraine A. Remer c , Ralph A. Kahn b , Mian Chin b , Yan Zhang-mail addresses: Hongbin.Yu@nasa.gov, Hongbin.Yu@gmail.com (H. Yu). 0169-8095/$ ­ see front matter © 2013 Elsevier

Chin, Mian

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BE 508: Quantitative Studies of Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems Spring Semester, 2013  

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1 BE 508: Quantitative Studies of Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems Spring Semester, 2013 of the respiratory system (1 lecture) (Bates, Ch 1) 2. Measurement of respiratory function (2 lectures) (Bates, Ch 2 mechanics (1 lecture) (Bates, Ch 5) 4. Inverse modeling of respiratory mechanics, part 1 (2 lectures) (Bates

Vajda, Sandor

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Quantitative Measures of Rearing And Spawning Habitat Characteristics For Stream-Dwelling Salmonids  

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for stream-dwelling salmonids: guidelines for habitat restoration. Province of British Columbia, MinistryQuantitative Measures of Rearing And Spawning Habitat Characteristics For Stream-Dwelling Salmonids: Guidelines For Habitat Restoration by E.R. Keeley and P.A. Slaney Watershed Restoration Project Report No. 4

Keeley, Ernest R.

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QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATES ON THE HYDROGEN GROUND STATE ENERGY IN NON-RELATIVISTIC QED  

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QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATES ON THE HYDROGEN GROUND STATE ENERGY IN NON-RELATIVISTIC QED J.-M. BARBAROUX for the hydrogen ground state energy in the Pauli-Fierz model up to the order O(5 log -1), where denotes). As a consequence, we prove that the ground state energy is not a real analytic function of , and verify

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QUANTITATIVE BOUNDS ON THE DISCRETE SPECTRUM OF NON SELF-ADJOINT QUANTUM  

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A55. Key words and phrases. Non self-adjoint relatively compact perturbations of self- adjoint compact perturbation with respect to the self- adjoint operator H0, then the Weyl's criterionQUANTITATIVE BOUNDS ON THE DISCRETE SPECTRUM OF NON SELF-ADJOINT QUANTUM MAGNETIC HAMILTONIANS

Boyer, Edmond

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QUANTITATIVE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF HYBRID COMPOSITE WIND TURBINE BLADES BY ENERGY BASED ACOUSTIC EMISSION SOURCE  

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QUANTITATIVE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF HYBRID COMPOSITE WIND TURBINE BLADES BY ENERGY BASED ACOUSTIC in the wind turbine blade. It was tried to apply a new source location method, which has a developed algorithm assessment, source location, wind turbine blade, hybrid composites INTRODUCTION Structural health management

Boyer, Edmond

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QUANTITATIVE MICROBIAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF ORGANIC WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN A PERI-URBAN COMMUNITY  

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i QUANTITATIVE MICROBIAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF ORGANIC WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN A PERI transfer station and the households who helped me in getting food waste samples. It should thing in my life with this little effort. #12;iii Abstract The growth of municipal solid waste

Richner, Heinz

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Quantitative Tools for Dissection of Hydrogen-Producing Metabolic Networks-Final Report  

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During this project we have pioneered the development of integrated experimental-computational technologies for the quantitative dissection of metabolism in hydrogen and biofuel producing microorganisms (i.e. C. acetobutylicum and various cyanobacteria species). The application of these new methodologies resulted in many significant advances in the understanding of the metabolic networks and metabolism of these organisms, and has provided new strategies to enhance their hydrogen or biofuel producing capabilities. As an example, using mass spectrometry, isotope tracers, and quantitative flux-modeling we mapped the metabolic network structure in C. acetobutylicum. This resulted in a comprehensive and quantitative understanding of central carbon metabolism that could not have been obtained using genomic data alone. We discovered that biofuel production in this bacterium, which only occurs during stationary phase, requires a global remodeling of central metabolism (involving large changes in metabolite concentrations and fluxes) that has the effect of redirecting resources (carbon and reducing power) from biomass production into solvent production. This new holistic, quantitative understanding of metabolism is now being used as the basis for metabolic engineering strategies to improve solvent production in this bacterium. In another example, making use of newly developed technologies for monitoring hydrogen and NAD(P)H levels in vivo, we dissected the metabolic pathways for photobiological hydrogen production by cyanobacteria Cyanothece sp. This investigation led to the identification of multiple targets for improving hydrogen production. Importantly, the quantitative tools and approaches that we have developed are broadly applicable and we are now using them to investigate other important biofuel producers, such as cellulolytic bacteria.

Rabinowitz, Joshua D.; Dismukes, G.Charles.; Rabitz, Herschel A.; Amador-Noguez, Daniel

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

302

Analysis of 129I in Groundwater Samples: Direct and Quantitative Results below the Drinking Water Standard  

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Due to its long half-life (15.7 million years) and relatively unencumbered migration in subsurface environments, 129I has been recognized as a contaminant of concern at numerous federal, private, and international facilities. In order to understand the long-term risk associated with 129I at these locations, quantitative analysis of groundwater samples must be performed. However, the ability to quantitatively assess the 129I content in groundwater samples requires specialized extraction and sophisticated analytical techniques, which are complicated and not always available to the general scientific community. This paper highlights an analytical method capable of directly quantifying 129I in groundwater samples at concentrations below the MCL without the need for sample pre-concentration. Samples were analyzed on a Perkin Elmer ELAN DRC II ICP-MS after minimal dilution using O2 as the reaction gas. Analysis of continuing calibration verification standards indicated that the DRC mode could be used for quantitative analysis of 129I in samples below the drinking water standard (0.0057 ng/ml or 1 pCi/L). The low analytical detection limit of 129I analysis in the DRC mode coupled with minimal sample dilution (1.02x) resulted in a final sample limit of quantification of 0.0051 ng/ml. Subsequent analysis of three groundwater samples containing 129I resulted in fully quantitative results in the DRC mode, and spike recovery analyses performed on all three samples confirmed that the groundwater matrix did not adversely impact the analysis of 129I in the DRC mode. This analytical approach has been proven to be a cost-effective, high-throughput technique for the direct, quantitative analysis of 129I in groundwater samples at concentrations below the current MCL.

Brown, Christopher F.; Geiszler, Keith N.; Lindberg, Michael J.

2007-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis on the Go: Quantitation of Drugs of Abuse in Dried Urine with Digital Microfluidics and Miniature Mass Spectrometry  

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Analysis on the Go: Quantitation of Drugs of Abuse in Dried Urine with Digital Microfluidics the development of a method coupling microfluidics and a miniature mass spectrometer, applied to quantitation of drugs of abuse in urine. A custom digital microfluidic system was designed to deliver droplets

Zandstra, Peter W.

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Mineralogy and particle size of bed sediments 173 Chapter 7 -Quantitative Mineralogy and Particle-Size Distribution  

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Mineralogy and particle size of bed sediments 173 Chapter 7 - Quantitative Mineralogy and Particle to assess particle-size distribution and mineralogical composition. Changes in particle- size distribution-ray diffraction, and their quantitative mineralogy was determined with a recently-developed computer program

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Quantitative microscopic spectral fluorescence measurement of crude oil, bitumen, kerogen, and coal  

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Ten samples each of black shale (kerogen and bitumen fractions) from Lias epsilon, coal from Western Canada and nine crude oil and condensate samples from Alaska and northern Germany have been studied using quantitative microscopic spectral fluorescence. The parameters used are lambda/sub max/, red/green quotient (Q), and alteration of fluorescence emission intensity under UV excitation. Using the same parameters, the data show that kerogen and crude oil have opposite maturation trends. Autochthonous bitumens include both kerogen and crude oil characters. Immature, biodegraded, or normal crude oil of different maturity can be characterized using these parameters. Quantitative spectral fluorescence microscopy yields more accurate maturation parameters for the Type I and II kerogens than vitrinite reflectance because the fluorescence of liptinites are used (i.e., the main oil-generating macerals). This method may become the most suitable inexpensive scanning technique for the characterization of crude oil, condensate, and autochthonous/allochthonous source rock bitumens.

Mukhopadhyay, P.K.; Rullkoetter, J.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTITATIVE TESTS OF ELMS AS INTERMEDIATE N PEELING-BALOONING MODES  

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A271 QUANTITATIVE TESTS OF ELMS AS INTERMEDIATE N PEELING-BALOONING MODES. Several testable features of the working model of edge localized modes (ELMs) as intermediate toroidal mode number peeling-ballooning modes are evaluated quantitatively using DIII-D and JT-60U experimental data and the ELITE MHD stability code. These include the hypothesis that ELM sizes are related to the radial widths of the unstable MHD modes, the unstable modes have a strong ballooning character localized in the outboard bad curvature region, and ELM size generally becomes smaller at high edge collisionality. ELMs are triggered when the growth rates of the unstable MHD modes become significantly large. These testable features are consistent with many ELM observations in DIII-D and JT-60U discharges.

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

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Determinants of Internal Migration in a Developing Country: Quantitative Evidence for Indonesia, 1930-200  

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1   The determinants of internal migration in a developing country: quantitative evidence for Indonesia, 1930-2000 J. van Lottuma* and D. Marksb a Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Geography Department... : Internal Migration; Indonesia; Gravity Model; Policy; Development JEL codes: J61; J68; N15; O15 Abstract This study specifies and estimates a gravity model for inter-provincial migration in Indonesia. Using panel data for Indonesia’s 26 provinces...

van Lottum, J; Marks, D

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Changes in protein expression in maturing equine testis: a quantitative DIGE analysis  

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in -80 o C while awaiting mass spectrometric analysis. LC/MS/MS analysis and database search Nanospray LC/MS/MS was performed on an LCQ DecaXP 3D Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (ThermoFinnigan, San Jose, CA). Extracted peptides were concentrated... CHANGES IN PROTEIN EXPRESSION IN MATURING EQUINE TESTIS: A QUANTITATIVE DIGE ANALYSIS Major: Genetics April 2009 Submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Roper-Foo, Pilar

2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The Application of Traits-Based Assessment Approaches to Estimate the Effects of Hydroelectric Turbine Passage on Fish Populations  

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One of the most important environmental issues facing the hydropower industry is the adverse impact of hydroelectric projects on downstream fish passage. Fish that migrate long distances as part of their life cycle include not only important diadromous species (such as salmon, shads, and eels) but also strictly freshwater species. The hydropower reservoirs that downstream-moving fish encounter differ greatly from free-flowing rivers. Many of the environmental changes that occur in a reservoir (altered water temperature and transparency, decreased flow velocities, increased predation) can reduce survival. Upon reaching the dam, downstream-migrating fish may suffer increased mortality as they pass through the turbines, spillways and other bypasses, or turbulent tailraces. Downstream from the dam, insufficient environmental flow releases may slow downstream fish passage rates or decrease survival. There is a need to refine our understanding of the relative importance of causative factors that contribute to turbine passage mortality (e.g., strike, pressure changes, turbulence) so that turbine design efforts can focus on mitigating the most damaging components. Further, present knowledge of the effectiveness of turbine improvements is based on studies of only a few species (mainly salmon and American shad). These data may not be representative of turbine passage effects for the hundreds of other fish species that are susceptible to downstream passage at hydroelectric projects. For example, there are over 900 species of fish in the United States. In Brazil there are an estimated 3,000 freshwater fish species, of which 30% are believed to be migratory (Viana et al. 2011). Worldwide, there are some 14,000 freshwater fish species (Magurran 2009), of which significant numbers are susceptible to hydropower impacts. By comparison, in a compilation of fish entrainment and turbine survival studies from over 100 hydroelectric projects in the United States, Winchell et al. (2000) found useful turbine passage survival data for only 30 species. Tests of advanced hydropower turbines have been limited to seven species - Chinook and coho salmon, rainbow trout, alewife, eel, smallmouth bass, and white sturgeon. We are investigating possible approaches for extending experimental results from the few tested fish species to predict turbine passage survival of other, untested species (Cada and Richmond 2011). In this report, we define the causes of injury and mortality to fish tested in laboratory and field studies, based on fish body shape and size, internal and external morphology, and physiology. We have begun to group the large numbers of unstudied species into a small number of categories, e.g., based on phylogenetic relationships or ecological similarities (guilds), so that subsequent studies of a few representative species (potentially including species-specific Biological Index Testing) would yield useful information about the overall fish community. This initial effort focused on modifying approaches that are used in the environmental toxicology field to estimate the toxicity of substances to untested species. Such techniques as the development of species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) and Interspecies Correlation Estimation (ICE) models rely on a considerable amount of data to establish the species-toxicity relationships that can be extended to other organisms. There are far fewer studies of turbine passage stresses from which to derive the turbine passage equivalent of LC{sub 50} values. Whereas the SSD and ICE approaches are useful analogues to predicting turbine passage injury and mortality, too few data are available to support their application without some form of modification or simplification. In this report we explore the potential application of a newer, related technique, the Traits-Based Assessment (TBA), to the prediction of downstream passage mortality at hydropower projects.

Cada, Glenn F [ORNL; Schweizer, Peter E [ORNL

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for quantitative assay of generic transuranic wastes from nuclear reactors  

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A combination of passive and active neutron measurements which yields quantitative information about the isotopic composition of transuranic wastes from nuclear power or weapons material manufacture reactors is described. From the measurement of prompt and delayed neutron emission and the incidence of two coincidentally emitted neutrons from induced fission of fissile material in the sample, one can quantify /sup 233/U, /sup 235/U and /sup 239/Pu isotopes in waste samples. Passive coincidence counting, including neutron multiplicity measurement and determination of the overall passive neutron flux additionally enables the separate quantitative evaluation of spontaneous fission isotopes such as /sup 240/Pu, /sup 244/Cm and /sup 252/Cf, and the spontaneous alpha particle emitter /sup 241/Am. These seven isotopes are the most important constituents of wastes from nuclear power reactors and once the mass of each isotope present is determined by the apparatus and method of the instant invention, the overall alpha particle activity can be determined to better than 1 nCi/g from known radioactivity data. Therefore, in addition to the quantitative analysis of the waste sample useful for later reclamation purposes, the alpha particle activity can be determined to decide whether permanent low-level burial is appropriate for the waste sample.

Caldwell, J.T.; Kunz, W.E.; Atencio, J.D.

1982-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for quantitative assay of generic transuranic wastes from nuclear reactors  

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A combination of passive and active neutron measurements which yields quantitative information about the isotopic composition of transuranic wastes from nuclear power or weapons material manufacture reactors is described. From the measurement of prompt and delayed neutron emission and the incidence of two coincidentally emitted neutrons from induced fission of fissile material in the sample, one can quantify .sup.233 U, .sup.235 U and .sup.239 Pu isotopes in waste samples. Passive coincidence counting, including neutron multiplicity measurement and determination of the overall passive neutron flux additionally enables the separate quantitative evaluation of spontaneous fission isotopes such as .sup.240 Pu, .sup.244 Cm and .sup.252 Cf, and the spontaneous alpha particle emitter .sup.241 Am. These seven isotopes are the most important constituents of wastes from nuclear power reactors and once the mass of each isotope present is determined by the apparatus and method of the instant invention, the overall alpha particle activity can be determined to better than 1 nCi/g from known radioactivity data. Therefore, in addition to the quantitative analysis of the waste sample useful for later reclamation purposes, the alpha particle activity can be determined to decide whether "permanent" low-level burial is appropriate for the waste sample.

Caldwell, John T. (Los Alamos, NM); Kunz, Walter E. (Santa Fe, NM); Atencio, James D. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

COHOMOLOGY SUPPORT LOCI FOR LOCAL SYSTEMS AND ...  

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flat bundle corresponding to an irreducible representation, then V is a stable vector .... constructs a harmonic map, and in the other a Hermitian-Einstein metric

2009-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A Quantitative Comparison of Parallel Computation Models Ben H,H. Juurlink Harry A.G. Wijshoff  

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A Quantitative Comparison of Parallel Computation Models Ben H,H. Juurlink Harry A.G. Wijshoff High, requires specific permission sad/or fee. SPM96, Padua, Italy Q 199(j ACM ().89791+@-&96j~ ..$3

Moreno Maza, Marc

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Abstracts of papers presented at the LVIII Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on quantitative Biology: DNA and chromosomes  

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This volume contains the abstracts of oral and poster presentations made at the LVIII Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology entitles DNA & Chromosomes. The meeting was held June 2--June 9, 1993 at Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

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Infrared photocarrier radiometry of semiconductors: Physical principles, quantitative depth profilometry, and scanning imaging of deep subsurface electronic defects  

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- sorption of the incident beam and nonradiative heating. The PCR theory is presented as infrared depthInfrared photocarrier radiometry of semiconductors: Physical principles, quantitative depth May 2003 Laser-induced infrared photocarrier radiometry PCR is introduced theoretically

Mandelis, Andreas

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A quantitative proteomics study of the additive effect of inflammatory cytokines and injurious compression on cartilage damage  

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Objectives: 1) To perform a quantitative comparison of proteins released to media on combination with cytokine (IL-1[beta[ or TNF-[alpha]) and Injury as compared to either treatment alone, and to thus identify proteins ...

Swaminathan, Krishnakumar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative evaluation of effective shale content and its influence on electrical resistivity and permeability of reservoir rocks  

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A QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVE SHALE CONTENT AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY AND PERMEABILITY OF RESERVOIR ROCKS A Thesis By PARAYATH E. B. MENON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in Partial... fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, f965 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering A QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVE SHALE CONTENT AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY AND PERMEABILITY OF RESERVOIR ROCKS...

Menon, Parayath Eravi Bhaskara

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Component tissues of different morphological types of tomato fruit and their qualitative and quantitative effects on quality of processed product  

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COMPONENT TISSUES OF DIFFERENT MORPHOLOGICAL TYPES OF TOMATO FRUIT AND THEIR QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE EFFECTS ON QUALITY OF PROCESSED PRODUCT A Thesis by Alfred Bernhart Wagner, Jr. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A... of Tomato Fruit and Their Qualitative and Quantitative Effects on Quality of Processed Product (December 1972) Alfred Bernhart Wagner, Jr. , B. S. , Texas A&M University Directed by: Dr. E. E. Burns Tissue regions of five morphological types of tomato...

Wagner, Alfred Bernhart

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative study of fish populations associated with a platform within Buccaneer Oil Field, northwestern Gulf of Mexico  

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A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF FISH POPULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH A PLATFORM WITHIN BUCCANEER OIL FIELD, NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO A Thesis by RUSSELL EUGENE PUTT, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1982 Major Subject: Oceanography A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF FISH POPULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH A PLATFORM WITHIN BUCCANEER OIL FIELD, NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO A Thesis by RUSSELL EUGENE PUTT, JR...

Putt, Russell Eugene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Protein Arrays for Quantitative Systems Analysis of the Dynamics of Signaling Pathway Interactions  

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Astronauts and workers in nuclear plants who repeatedly exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation (IR, <10 cGy) are likely to incur specific changes in signal transduction and gene expression in various tissues of their body. Remarkable advances in high throughput genomics and proteomics technologies enable researchers to broaden their focus from examining single gene/protein kinetics to better understanding global gene/protein expression profiling and biological pathway analyses, namely Systems Biology. An ultimate goal of systems biology is to develop dynamic mathematical models of interacting biological systems capable of simulating living systems in a computer. This Glue Grant is to complement Dr. Boothman’s existing DOE grant (No. DE-FG02-06ER64186) entitled “The IGF1/IGF-1R-MAPK-Secretory Clusterin (sCLU) Pathway: Mediator of a Low Dose IR-Inducible Bystander Effect” to develop sensitive and quantitative proteomic technology that suitable for low dose radiobiology researches. An improved version of quantitative protein array platform utilizing linear Quantum dot signaling for systematically measuring protein levels and phosphorylation states for systems biology modeling is presented. The signals are amplified by a confocal laser Quantum dot scanner resulting in ~1000-fold more sensitivity than traditional Western blots and show the good linearity that is impossible for the signals of HRP-amplification. Therefore this improved protein array technology is suitable to detect weak responses of low dose radiation. Software is developed to facilitate the quantitative readout of signaling network activities. Kinetics of EGFRvIII mutant signaling was analyzed to quantify cross-talks between EGFR and other signaling pathways.

YANG, CHIN-RANG [NHLBI, NIH] [NHLBI, NIH

2013-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive, Quantitative Risk Assessment of CO{sub 2} Geologic Sequestration  

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A Quantitative Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (QFMEA) was developed to conduct comprehensive, quantitative risk assessments on CO{sub 2} capture, transportation, and sequestration or use in deep saline aquifers, enhanced oil recovery operations, or enhanced coal bed methane operations. The model identifies and characterizes potential risks; identifies the likely failure modes, causes, effects and methods of detection; lists possible risk prevention and risk mitigation steps; estimates potential damage recovery costs, mitigation costs and costs savings resulting from mitigation; and ranks (prioritizes) risks according to the probability of failure, the severity of failure, the difficulty of early failure detection and the potential for fatalities. The QFMEA model generates the necessary information needed for effective project risk management. Diverse project information can be integrated into a concise, common format that allows comprehensive, quantitative analysis, by a cross-functional team of experts, to determine: What can possibly go wrong? How much will damage recovery cost? How can it be prevented or mitigated? What is the cost savings or benefit of prevention or mitigation? Which risks should be given highest priority for resolution? The QFMEA model can be tailored to specific projects and is applicable to new projects as well as mature projects. The model can be revised and updated as new information comes available. It accepts input from multiple sources, such as literature searches, site characterization, field data, computer simulations, analogues, process influence diagrams, probability density functions, financial analysis models, cost factors, and heuristic best practices manuals, and converts the information into a standardized format in an Excel spreadsheet. Process influence diagrams, geologic models, financial models, cost factors and an insurance schedule were developed to support the QFMEA model. Comprehensive, quantitative risk assessments were conducted on three (3) sites using the QFMEA model: (1) SACROC Northern Platform CO{sub 2}-EOR Site in the Permian Basin, Scurry County, TX, (2) Pump Canyon CO{sub 2}-ECBM Site in the San Juan Basin, San Juan County, NM, and (3) Farnsworth Unit CO{sub 2}-EOR Site in the Anadarko Basin, Ochiltree County, TX. The sites were sufficiently different from each other to test the robustness of the QFMEA model.

Lepinski, James

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially resolved quantitative mapping of thermomechanical properties and phase transition temperatures using scanning probe microscopy  

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An approach for the thermomechanical characterization of phase transitions in polymeric materials (polyethyleneterephthalate) by band excitation acoustic force microscopy is developed. This methodology allows the independent measurement of resonance frequency, Q factor, and oscillation amplitude of a tip-surface contact area as a function of tip temperature, from which the thermal evolution of tip-surface spring constant and mechanical dissipation can be extracted. A heating protocol maintained a constant tip-surface contact area and constant contact force, thereby allowing for reproducible measurements and quantitative extraction of material properties including temperature dependence of indentation-based elastic and loss moduli.

Jesse, Stephen; Kalinin, Sergei V; Nikiforov, Maxim P

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

323

The impact of quantitative optimization of hybridization conditions on gene expression analysis  

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was used for evaluating all eight protocols to obtain a ranking (see schema in Fig. 2). While some random variation between the observed protocol rankings must be expected, in 90% of all tests the hybridization temperature of 51°C performed best... with zero, low, medium, or high differential expression (Z/L/M/H) from the original measurements, as is illustrated in Figure 2 by the pie charts on the left. The performance of all protocols is then quantitatively assessed using an objective measure...

Sykacek, Peter; Kreil, David P; Meadows, Lisa A; Auburn, Richard P; Fischer, Bettina; Russell, Steven R; Micklem, Gos

2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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New facility design and work method for the quantitative fit testing laboratory. Master's thesis  

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The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) tests the quantitative fit of masks which are worn by military personnel during nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare. Subjects are placed in a Dynatech-Frontier Fit Testing Chamber, salt air is fed into the chamber, and samples of air are drawn from the mask and the chamber. The ratio of salt air outside the mask to salt air inside the mask is called the quantitative fit factor. A motion-time study was conducted to evaluate the efficiency of the layout and work method presently used in the laboratory. A link analysis was done to determine equipment priorities, and the link data and design guidelines were used to develop three proposed laboratory designs. The proposals were evaluated by projecting the time and motion efficiency, and the energy expended working in each design. Also evaluated were the lengths of the equipment links for each proposal, and each proposal's adherence to design guidelines. A mock-up was built of the best design proposal, and a second motion-time study was run. Results showed that with the new laboratory and work procedures, the USAFSAM analyst could test 116 more subjects per year than are currently tested. Finally, the results of a questionnaire given to the analyst indicated that user acceptance of the work area improved with the new design.

Ward, G.F.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The current use of studies on promoters and cocarcinogens in quantitative risk assessment. Environ. Health Perspect  

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Several of the priority pollutants discussed in EPA's Ambient Water Quality Criteria documents have been reported to have promotion or cocarcinogenic activity. For example, phenol appears to have tumor-promoting activity in mice when repeatedly applied after initiation with either 7,12-dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene (DMBA) or benzo(a)pyrene (BaP). Similarly, it has been reported that 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a potent promoter of liver tumors as well as a cocarcinogen. However, in developing guidelines to derive ambient water quality criteria, it became apparent that satisfactory approaches had not been developed for using promotion/cocarcinogen data in human health risk estimation, nor were available promotion and/or cocarcinogen data on individual chemicals strong enough to permit a defensible quantitative risk estimation, if such approaches had existed. For this reason, the criteria derived for pollutants with reported promotion/cocarcinogenic activities were based on approaches for carcinogenic (e.g., TCDD), toxic (e.g., fluoranthene) or organoleptic effects (e.g., 2,4-dichlorophenol). Nonetheless, with advances in studies on both the biological mechanisms and dose/response patterns of promoters and cocarcinogens, it may be possible to develop a scientifically valid quantitative approach to use this type of data for derivation of ambient water quality criteria or other risk assessments. Some progress toward this goal and the problems associated with this effort are discussed.

J. F. Stara; D. Mukerjee; R. Mcgaughy; T P. Durkint; M. L. Dourson

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface and grain boundary scattering in nanometric Cu thin films: A quantitative analysis including twin boundaries  

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The relative contributions of various defects to the measured resistivity in nanocrystalline Cu were investigated, including a quantitative account of twin-boundary scattering. It has been difficult to quantitatively assess the impact twin boundary scattering has on the classical size effect of electrical resistivity, due to limitations in characterizing twin boundaries in nanocrystalline Cu. In this study, crystal orientation maps of nanocrystalline Cu films were obtained via precession-assisted electron diffraction in the transmission electron microscope. These orientation images were used to characterize grain boundaries and to measure the average grain size of a microstructure, with and without considering twin boundaries. The results of these studies indicate that the contribution from grain-boundary scattering is the dominant factor (as compared to surface scattering) leading to enhanced resistivity. The resistivity data can be well-described by the combined Fuchs–Sondheimer surface scattering model and Mayadas–Shatzkes grain-boundary scattering model using Matthiessen's rule with a surface specularity coefficient of p?=?0.48 and a grain-boundary reflection coefficient of R?=?0.26.

Barmak, Katayun [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 and Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Darbal, Amith [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Ganesh, Kameswaran J.; Ferreira, Paulo J. [Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Rickman, Jeffrey M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 (United States); Sun, Tik; Yao, Bo; Warren, Andrew P.; Coffey, Kevin R., E-mail: kb2612@columbia.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816 (United States)

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative degenerate four-wave mixing spectroscopy: Probes for molecular species  

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Resonant degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) is currently the subject of intensive investigation as a sensitive diagnostic tool for molecular species. DFWM has the advantage of generating a coherent (beam-like) signal which results in null-background detection and provides excellent immunity to background-light interference. Since multiple one-photon resonances are involved in the signal generation process, the DFWM technique can allow sensitive detection of molecules via electronic, vibrational or rotational transitions. These properties combine to make DFWM a widely applicable diagnostic technique for the probing of molecular species. The authors are conducting fundamental and applied investigations of DFWM for quantitative measurements of trace species in reacting gases. During the past year, efforts have been focussed in two areas: (1) understanding the effects of collisional processes on the DFWM signal generation process, and (2) exploring the applicability of infrared DFWM to detect polyatomic molecules via rovibrational transitions.

Farrow, R.; Rakestraw, D.; Paul, P.; Lucht, R.; Danehy, P.; Friedman-Hill, E.; Germann, G. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Quantitative Non-radial Oscillation Model for the Subpulses in PSR B0943+10  

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In this paper, we analyze time series measurements of PSR B0943+10 and fit them with a non-radial oscillation model. The model we apply was first developed for total intensity measurements in an earlier paper, and expanded to encompass linear polarization in a companion paper to this one. We use PSR B0943+10 for the initial tests of our model because it has a simple geometry, it has been exhaustively studied in the literature, and its behavior is well-documented. As prelude to quantitative fitting, we have reanalyzed previously published archival data of PSR B0943+10 and uncovered subtle but significant behavior that is difficult to explain in the framework of the drifting spark model. Our fits of a non-radial oscillation model are able to successfully reproduce the observed behavior in this pulsar.

R. Rosen; J. Christopher Clemens

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative description of ion transport via plasma membrane of yeast and small cells  

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Modelling of ion transport via plasma membrane needs identification and quantitative understanding of the involved processes. Brief characterisation of ion transport systems of a yeast cell (Pma1, Ena1, TOK1, Nha1, Trk1, Trk2, non-selective cation conductance) and estimates concerning the number of molecules of each transporter per a cell allow predicting the corresponding ion flows. Comparison of ion transport in small yeast cell and several animal cell types is provided and importance of cell volume to surface ratio is stressed. Role of cell wall and lipid rafts is discussed in aspect of required increase in spatial and temporary resolution of measurements. Conclusions are formulated to describe specific features of ion transport in a yeast cell. Potential directions of future research are outlined based on the assumptions.

Volkov, Vadim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative description of ion transport via plasma membrane of yeast and small cells  

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Modelling of ion transport via plasma membrane needs identification and quantitative understanding of the involved processes. Brief characterisation of ion transport systems of a yeast cell (Pma1, Ena1, TOK1, Nha1, Trk1, Trk2, non-selective cation conductance) and estimates concerning the number of molecules of each transporter per a cell allow predicting the corresponding ion flows. Comparison of ion transport in small yeast cell and several animal cell types is provided and importance of cell volume to surface ratio is stressed. Role of cell wall and lipid rafts is discussed in aspect of required increase in spatial and temporary resolution of measurements. Conclusions are formulated to describe specific features of ion transport in a yeast cell. Potential directions of future research are outlined based on the assumptions.

Vadim Volkov

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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On quantitative analysis of interband recombination dynamics: Theory and application to bulk ZnO  

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The issue of the quantitative analysis of time-resolved photoluminescence experiments is addressed by developing and describing two approaches for determination of unimolecular lifetime, bimolecular recombination coefficient, and equilibrium free-carrier concentration, based on a quite general second-order expression of the electron-hole recombination rate. Application to the case of band-edge emission of ZnO single crystals is reported, evidencing the signature of sub-nanosecond second-order recombination dynamics for optical transitions close to the interband excitation edge. The resulting findings are in good agreement with the model prediction and further confirm the presence, formerly evidenced in literature by non-optical methods, of near-surface conductive layers in ZnO crystals with sheet charge densities of about 3–5×10{sup 13} cm{sup ?2}.

Lettieri, S. [Institute for Superconductors, Oxides and Innovative Materials, National Research Council (CNR-SPIN), U.O.S. Napoli, Via Cintia, I-80126 Napoli (Italy)] [Institute for Superconductors, Oxides and Innovative Materials, National Research Council (CNR-SPIN), U.O.S. Napoli, Via Cintia, I-80126 Napoli (Italy); Capello, V.; Santamaria, L. [Physics Department, University of Naples “Federico II,” Via Cintia I-80126 Napoli (Italy)] [Physics Department, University of Naples “Federico II,” Via Cintia I-80126 Napoli (Italy); Maddalena, P. [Institute for Superconductors, Oxides and Innovative Materials, National Research Council (CNR-SPIN), U.O.S. Napoli, Via Cintia, I-80126 Napoli (Italy) [Institute for Superconductors, Oxides and Innovative Materials, National Research Council (CNR-SPIN), U.O.S. Napoli, Via Cintia, I-80126 Napoli (Italy); Physics Department, University of Naples “Federico II,” Via Cintia I-80126 Napoli (Italy)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTITATIVE NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (QNDE) OF THE ELASTIC MODULI OF POROUS TIAL ALLOYS  

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The elastic moduli of {gamma}-TiA1 were studied in porous samples consolidated by various techniques e.g. cold isostatic pressing (CIP), pressure-less sintering, or hot isostatic pressing (HIP). Porosity linearly affects the dynamic elastic moduli of samples. The results indicate that the sound wave velocities and the elastic moduli affected by the processing route and depend not only on the attained density but also on the consolidation temperature. In this paper we show that there is linear correlation between the shear and the longitudinal sound velocities in porous TiA1. This opens the way to use a single sound velocity as a tool for quantitative non-destructive evaluation (QNDE) of porous TiA1 alloys. Here we demonstrate the applicability of an equation derived from the elastic theory and used previously for porous cubic metals.

Yeheskel, O. [NRCN, PO Box 9001, Beer Sheva, 84190 (Israel)

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection and quantitative analysis of ferrocyanide and ferricyanide: FY 93 Florida State University Raman spectroscopy report  

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This report provides a summary of work to develop and investigate the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy with tank waste materials. It contains Raman spectra from organics, such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), hydroxyethylenediaminetetraacteic acid (HEDTA), imino diacetic acid (IDA), kerosene, tributyl phosphate (TBP), acetone and butanol, anticipated to be present in tank wastes and spectra from T-107 real and BY-104 simulant materials. The results of investigating Raman for determining moisture content in tank materials are also presented. A description of software algorithms developed to process Raman spectra from a dispersive grating spectrometer system and an in initial design for a data base to support qualitative and quantitative application of remote Raman sensing with tank wastes.

Mann, C.K.; Vickers, T.J. [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

1994-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Shotgun Approach for Quantitative Imaging of Phospholipids Using Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry  

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Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) has been extensively used for determining spatial distributions of molecules in biological samples, and there is increasing interest in using MSI for quantification. Nanospray desorption electrospray ionization, or nano-DESI, is an ambient MSI technique where a solvent is used for localized extraction of molecules followed by nanoelectrospray ionization. Doping the nano-DESI solvent with carefully selected standards enables online quantification during MSI experiments. In this proof-of-principle study, we demonstrate this quantification approach can be extended to provide shotgun-like quantification of phospholipids in thin brain tissue sections. Specifically, two phosphatidylcholine (PC) standards were added to the nano-DESI solvent for simultaneous imaging and quantification of 22 PC species observed in nano-DESI MSI. Furthermore, by combining the quantitative data obtained in the individual pixels, we demonstrate quantification of these PC species in seven different regions of a rat brain tissue section.

Lanekoff, Ingela T.; Thomas, Mathew; Laskin, Julia

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative study of spin noise spectroscopy in a classical gas of {sup 41}K atoms  

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We present a general derivation of the electron spin noise power spectrum in alkali gases as measured by optical Faraday rotation, which applies to both classical gases at high temperatures as well as ultracold quantum gases. We show that the spin-noise power spectrum is determined by an electron spin-spin correlation function, and we find that measurements of the spin-noise power spectra for a classical gas of {sup 41}K atoms are in good agreement with the predicted values. Experimental and theoretical spin noise spectra are directly and quantitatively compared in both longitudinal and transverse magnetic fields up to the high magnetic-field regime (where Zeeman energies exceed the intrinsic hyperfine energy splitting of the {sup 41}K ground state)

Mihaila, Bogdan [Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Crooker, Scott A.; Rickel, Dwight G. [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Blagoev, Krastan B.; Smith, Darryl L. [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Littlewood, Peter B. [Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Sugars on Lipid Bilayers during Dehydration ? SAXS/WAXS Measurements and Quantitative Model  

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We present an X-ray scattering study of the effects of dehydration on the bilayer and chain-chain repeat spacings of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine bilayers in the presence of sugars. The presence of sugars has no effect on the average spacing between the phospholipid chains in either the fluid or gel phase. Using this finding, we establish that for low sugar concentrations only a small amount of sugar exclusion occurs. Under these conditions, the effects of sugars on the membrane transition temperatures can be explained quantitatively by the reduction in hydration repulsion between bilayers due to the presence of the sugars. Specific bonding of sugars to lipid headgroups is not required to explain this effect.

Lenne, Thomas; Garvey, Christopher J.; Koster, Karen L.; Bryant, Gary; (ANSTO); (USD); (RMIT)

2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Cyber Risk Reduction Estimation Methodology for a Small Scada Control System  

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We propose a new methodology for obtaining a quick quantitative measurement of the risk reduction achieved when a control system is modified with the intent to improve cyber security defense against external attackers. The proposed methodology employs a directed graph called a compromise graph, where the nodes represent stages of a potential attack and the edges represent the expected time-to-compromise for differing attacker skill levels. Time-to-compromise is modeled as a function of known vulnerabilities and attacker skill level. The methodology was used to calculate risk reduction estimates for a specific SCADA system and for a specific set of control system security remedial actions. Despite an 86% reduction in the total number of vulnerabilities, the estimated time-to-compromise was increased only by about 3 to 30% depending on target and attacker skill level.

Miles A. McQueen; Wayne F. Boyer; Mark A. Flynn; George A. Beitel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-field measurements of PCDF emissions from coal combustion and their quantitative analyses  

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In this study, a series of polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) emitted to the surrounding soil as the result of the combustion of coal and wood from the industrial steam boilers and household stoves have been identified. Levels of polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF) in soil samples were measured at different sites in proximity to the municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) to determine baseline contamination and the contributory role of incinerator emissions. PCDF contaminants were concentrated from soil samples and isolated from other materials by chromatographic methods. PCDF isomers were identified separately by column chromatography utilizing column packed with materials such as Kieselgel/44 vol% H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, Macro Alumina B Super 1, Mix. Column, Bio Beads S-X3 Gel Chromatography, Min Alumina B Super 1 + Kieselgel/AgNO{sub 3} and their quantitative determinations were performed by GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy). The PCDF levels were subsequently compared with established values from previous studies.

Pehlivan, M.; Beduk, D.; Pehlivan, E. [Selcuk University, Konya (Turkey)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Food Crises: A quantitative model of food prices including speculators and ethanol conversion  

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Recent increases in basic food prices are severely impacting vulnerable populations worldwide. Proposed causes such as shortages of grain due to adverse weather, increasing meat consumption in China and India, conversion of corn to ethanol in the US, and investor speculation on commodity markets lead to widely differing implications for policy. A lack of clarity about which factors are responsible reinforces policy inaction. Here, for the first time, we construct a dynamic model that quantitatively agrees with food prices. The results show that the dominant causes of price increases are investor speculation and ethanol conversion. Models that just treat supply and demand are not consistent with the actual price dynamics. The two sharp peaks in 2007/2008 and 2010/2011 are specifically due to investor speculation, while an underlying upward trend is due to increasing demand from ethanol conversion. The model includes investor trend following as well as shifting between commodities, equities and bonds to take ad...

Lagi, Marco; Bertrand, Karla Z; Bar-Yam, Yaneer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 Determination of Energy Savings: Quantitative Analysis  

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This report provides a final quantitative analysis to assess whether buildings constructed according to the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 would result in improved energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The final analysis considered each of the 110 addenda to Standard 90.1-2010 that were included in Standard 90.1-2013. PNNL reviewed all addenda included by ASHRAE in creating Standard 90.1-2013 from Standard 90.1-2010, and considered their combined impact on a suite of prototype building models across all U.S. climate zones. Most addenda were deemed to have little quantifiable impact on building efficiency for the purpose of DOE’s final determination. However, out of the 110 total addenda, 30 were identified as having a measureable and quantifiable impact.

Halverson, Mark A.; Athalye, Rahul A.; Rosenberg, Michael I.; Xie, YuLong; Wang, Weimin; Hart, Philip R.; Zhang, Jian; Goel, Supriya; Mendon, Vrushali V.

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative comparison of fuel spray images obtained using ultrafast coherent and incoherent double-pulsed illumination  

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We present a quantitative comparison between the high-pressure fuel spray images obtained experimentally using classical imaging with coherent and incoherent ultrafast illuminations recorded using a compatible CMOS camera. The ultrafast, incoherent illumination source was extracted from the supercontinuum generated by tightly focusing the femtosecond laser pulses in water. The average velocity maps computed using time-correlated image-pairs and spray edge complexity computed using the average curvature scale space maps are compared for the spray images obtained with the two illumination techniques and also for the numerically simulated spray using the coupled volume of fluid and level set method for interface tracking (direct numerical simulation or DNS). The spray images obtained with supercontinuum-derived, incoherent, ultrafast illumination are clearer, since the artifacts arising due to laser speckles and multiple diffraction effects are largely reduced and show a better correlation with the DNS results.

Purwar, Harsh; Idlahcen, Saïd; Rozé, Claude; Blaisot, Jean-Bernard; Ménard, Thibault

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard test method for quantitative determination of americium 241 in plutonium by Gamma-Ray spectrometry  

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1.1 This test method covers the quantitative determination of americium 241 by gamma-ray spectrometry in plutonium nitrate solution samples that do not contain significant amounts of radioactive fission products or other high specific activity gamma-ray emitters. 1.2 This test method can be used to determine the americium 241 in samples of plutonium metal, oxide and other solid forms, when the solid is appropriately sampled and dissolved. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Quantitative Uncertainty Analysis to Support M&VDecisions in ESPCs  

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Measurement and Verification (M&V) is a critical elementof an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) - without M&V, thereisno way to confirm that the projected savings in an ESPC are in factbeing realized. For any given energy conservation measure in an ESPC,there are usually several M&V choices, which will vary in terms ofmeasurement uncertainty, cost, and technical feasibility. Typically,M&V decisions are made almost solely based on engineering judgmentand experience, with little, if any, quantitative uncertainty analysis(QUA). This paper describes the results of a pilot project initiated bythe Department of Energy s Federal Energy Management Program to explorethe use of Monte-Carlo simulation to assess savings uncertainty andthereby augment the M&V decision-making process in ESPCs. The intentwas to use QUA selectively in combination with heuristic knowledge, inorder to obtain quantitative estimates of the savings uncertainty withoutthe burden of a comprehensive "bottoms-up" QUA. This approach was used toanalyze the savings uncertainty in an ESPC for a large federal agency.The QUA was seamlessly integrated into the ESPC development process andthe incremental effort was relatively small with user-friendly tools thatare commercially available. As the case study illustrates, in some casesthe QUA simply confirms intuitive or qualitative information, while inother cases, it provides insight that suggests revisiting the M&Vplan. The case study also showed that M&V decisions should beinformed by the portfolio risk diversification. By providing quantitativeuncertainty information, QUA can effectively augment the M&Vdecision-making process as well as the overall ESPC financialanalysis.

Mathew, Paul A.; Koehling, Erick; Kumar, Satish

2005-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative evaluation of hydrogen sulfide at 0.3 M and 1.0 M-hydrogen-ion concentration  

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. In the present study, cobalt sulfide was quantitatively re? covered from a solution whose hydrogen-ion concentration -12was calculated to be 6.95 x 10 M. As in the case of zinc sulfide, this was to be expected, since a decreased hydrogen-ion concentration... quantitatively to an electrolysis beaker with distilled water. The copper 28 was deposited on a platinum gauze cathode in 9 hours from a solution containing a 5 ml. excess of 18 M sulfuric acid in 125 ml., and a current of 0.5 ampere. 12. Copper (II) - Zinc...

Machel, Albert R.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-series analysis of participation in nonresident hunting: the effects of license cost and quantitative fluctuations in supply.  

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TIME -SERIES ANAI, YSIS OI' PARTICIPATION IN NQiIRESI DEN I. ' HUNTING: Tl-;E EFFECTS OI LICENSE COST ANI3 QUANTITATIVE I LUC fUWTIONS IN SVPPI. Y A lil*sis by ANTHONY PETER MAZZACCARO Subrnittc. d to the Gracluate College of Teresa ARM Unic... AND QUANTITATIVE Fl UCTUATIONS IN SUPPLY A Thesis by ANTHONY PETER IvlAZZACCARO Approved as to style and content: (Chairman of Conrrnittee) ead of Department) ( ivl e rnb e g ~. , 8! (Member) +~eg ~+ ABSTRACT Time-Series Analysis of Participation...

Mazzaccaro, Anthony Peter

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation resistivity measurements from within a cased well used to quantitatively determine the amount of oil and gas present  

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Methods to quantitatively determine the separate amounts of oil and gas in a geological formation adjacent to a cased well using measurements of formation resistivity are disclosed. The steps include obtaining resistivity measurements from within a cased well of a given formation, obtaining the porosity, obtaining the resistivity of formation water present, computing the combined amounts of oil and gas present using Archie`s Equations, determining the relative amounts of oil and gas present from measurements within a cased well, and then quantitatively determining the separate amounts of oil and gas present in the formation. 7 figs.

Vail, W.B. III

1997-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for quantitatively evaluating total fissile and total fertile nuclide content in samples. [Patent application  

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Simultaneous photon and neutron interrogation of samples for the quantitative determination of total fissile nuclide and total fertile nuclide material present is made possible by the use of an electron accelerator. Prompt and delayed neutrons produced from resulting induced fission are counted using a single detection system and allow the resolution of the contributions from each interrogating flux leading in turn to the quantitative determination sought. Detection limits for /sup 239/Pu are estimated to be about 3 mg using prompt fission neutrons and about 6 mg using delayed neutrons.

Caldwell, J.T.; Kunz, W.E.; Cates, M.R.; Franks, L.A.

1982-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation resistivity measurements from within a cased well used to quantitatively determine the amount of oil and gas present  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods to quantitatively determine the separate amounts of oil and gas in a geological formation adjacent to a cased well using measurements of formation resistivity are disclosed. The steps include obtaining resistivity measurements from within a cased well of a given formation, obtaining the porosity, obtaining the resistivity of formation water present, computing the combined amounts of oil and gas present using Archie's Equations, determining the relative amounts of oil and gas present from measurements within a cased well, and then quantitatively determining the separate amounts of oil and gas present in the formation.

Vail, III, William B. (Bothell, WA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Quantitative comparison of noise texture across CT scanners from different manufacturers  

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Purpose: To quantitatively compare noise texture across computed tomography (CT) scanners from different manufacturers using the noise power spectrum (NPS). Methods: The American College of Radiology CT accreditation phantom (Gammex 464, Gammex, Inc., Middleton, WI) was imaged on two scanners: Discovery CT 750HD (GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI), and SOMATOM Definition Flash (Siemens Healthcare, Germany), using a consistent acquisition protocol (120 kVp, 0.625/0.6 mm slice thickness, 250 mAs, and 22 cm field of view). Images were reconstructed using filtered backprojection and a wide selection of reconstruction kernels. For each image set, the 2D NPS were estimated from the uniform section of the phantom. The 2D spectra were normalized by their integral value, radially averaged, and filtered by the human visual response function. A systematic kernel-by-kernel comparison across manufacturers was performed by computing the root mean square difference (RMSD) and the peak frequency difference (PFD) between the NPS from different kernels. GE and Siemens kernels were compared and kernel pairs that minimized the RMSD and |PFD| were identified. Results: The RMSD (|PFD|) values between the NPS of GE and Siemens kernels varied from 0.01 mm{sup 2} (0.002 mm{sup -1}) to 0.29 mm{sup 2} (0.74 mm{sup -1}). The GE kernels 'Soft,''Standard,''Chest,' and 'Lung' closely matched the Siemens kernels 'B35f,''B43f,''B41f,' and 'B80f' (RMSD < 0.05 mm{sup 2}, |PFD| < 0.02 mm{sup -1}, respectively). The GE 'Bone,''Bone+,' and 'Edge' kernels all matched most closely with Siemens 'B75f' kernel but with sizeable RMSD and |PFD| values up to 0.18 mm{sup 2} and 0.41 mm{sup -1}, respectively. These sizeable RMSD and |PFD| values corresponded to visually perceivable differences in the noise texture of the images. Conclusions: It is possible to use the NPS to quantitatively compare noise texture across CT systems. The degree to which similar texture across scanners could be achieved varies and is limited by the kernels available on each scanner.

Solomon, Justin B.; Christianson, Olav; Samei, Ehsan [Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Department of Radiology, Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Medical Physics Graduate Program, Departments of Radiology, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative characterization of the water trimer torsional manifold by terahertz laser spectroscopy and theoretical analysis. II. ,,H2O...3  

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Quantitative characterization of the water trimer torsional manifold by terahertz laserLaughlin,c) Christy J. Keoshian, Ernest Michael, Jeff D. Cruzan,d) and Richard J. Saykallye) Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 Ad van der Avoirdf) Institute of Theoretical Chemistry

Cohen, Ronald C.

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Chapter 8: Analysis of variance Analysis of variance refers to a linear model approach to analyzing models of a quantitative  

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or subordinates. Eden1 speculated that in most quantitative examples of the Pygmalion effect which compared two the Pygmalion effect. Eden conducted an experiment that attempted to more fairly isolate the Pygmalion effect their ability to operate weapons and answer questions about their use. The platoon mean scores are the response

Bardsley, John

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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Genomics POSITION: This is a 12-month tenure track faculty position with a 80% research and  

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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Genomics POSITION: This is a 12-month tenure track faculty, statistical genomics, genome-wide analysis, gene-environment interactions, and/or epigenetics of crop plants/statistical genomics to crop plants is expected. UGA offers a vibrant research environment with potential

Arnold, Jonathan

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c 1997 by Jay H. Lee, Jin Hoon Choi, and Kwang Soon Lee 1.5 QUANTITIVE PID TUNING METHODS  

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c 1997 by Jay H. Lee, Jin Hoon Choi, and Kwang Soon Lee 1.5 QUANTITIVE PID TUNING METHODS Tuning PID parameters is not a trivial task in general. Various tuning methods have been proposed for di Lee Kc Ku Kc = Ku Kc Ku step 4 Calculateand implementPID parametersusing the the Ziegler

Hong, Deog Ki

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Quantitative Information-Flow Tracking for C and Related Languages Stephen McCamant and Michael D. Ernst  

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Quantitative Information-Flow Tracking for C and Related Languages Stephen McCamant and Michael D, and an attacker who initially knows nothing about my password tries to log in using the password i102rjD7 of a variable used in the reply method to determine whether to send a `hit' or a `miss' message (d) Seven

Liskov, Barbara

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A New Method for Quantitative Marking of Deposited Lithium via Chemical Treatment on Graphite Anodes in Lithium-Ion Cells  

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A New Method for Quantitative Marking of Deposited Lithium via Chemical Treatment on Graphite*[e] and Thomas Schleid[f] Abstract: A novel approach for the marking of deposited lithium on graphite anodes from of the electrochemical stability window of the electrolyte components.[3] Therefore, changes on the electrode

Schmidt, Volker

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Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft X-rays and High-energy Electrons  

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Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft X-rays and High to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) caused by soft X-rays and energetic electrons have been measured using to polyethylene terephalate (PET) by TEM-EELS versus nonspatially resolved NEXAFS.5 That study also reported

Hitchcock, Adam P.

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Evaluation of mares as a source of Rhodococcus equi for their foals using quantitative culture and a colony immunoblot assay  

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Fecal specimens from 130 different mares were collected from an endemic farm for 2 consecutive years at 4 different times pre- and post-foaling (41 mares contributed data in both years). A modified NANAT agar medium was used to quantitatively...

Grimm, Michael Bradley

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative in-cylinder NO-LIF imaging in a realistic gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection  

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Quantitative in-cylinder NO-LIF imaging in a realistic gasoline engine with spray-guided direct of engines with gasoline direct injection. Exhaust gas aftertreatment requires storage catalysts fractions in a gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF

Lee, Tonghun

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Molecular biology of Homo sapiens: Abstracts of papers presented at the 51st Cold Spring Harbor symposium on quantitative biology  

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This volume contains abstracts of papers presented at the 51st Cold Springs Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology. The topic for this meeting was the ''Molecular Biology of Homo sapiens.'' Sessions were entitled Human Gene Map, Human Cancer Genes, Genetic Diagnosis, Human Evolution, Drugs Made Off Human Genes, Receptors, and Gene Therapy. (DT)

Watson, J.D.; Siniscalco, M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 50, NO. 5, MAY 2002 1153 Sampling of Periodic Signals: A Quantitative  

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: A Quantitative Error Analysis Mathews Jacob, Student Member, IEEE, Thierry Blu, Member, IEEE, and Michael Unser- tute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (e-mail: mathews.jacob@epfl.ch; thierry.blu@epfl.ch; michael, the formula bears a strong resemblance to the error expression of signals in . However, the recipe is dif

Jacob, Mathews

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QUANTITATIVE REMOTE SENSING: HORNS REV WIND FARM CASE STUDY C. B. Hasager, M. Nielsen, M. B. Christiansen  

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, Denmark. At this site a large offshore wind farm (80 2MW-turbines) is in operation. The study includes statistics based on offshore meteorological observations collected near the wind farm. Focus of the caseQUANTITATIVE REMOTE SENSING: HORNS REV WIND FARM CASE STUDY C. B. Hasager, M. Nielsen, M. B

362

Highly Quantitative Electrochemical Characterization of Non-Aqueous Electrolytes & Solid Electrolyte Interphases  

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The methods to measure solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) electrochemical properties and SEI formation capability of non-aqueous electrolyte solutions are not adequately addressed in the literature. And yet, there is a strong demand in new electrolyte generations that promote stabilized SEIs and have an influence to resolve safety, calendar life and other limitations of Li-ion batteries. To fill this gap, in situ electrochemical approach with new descriptive criteria for highly quantitative characterization of SEI and electrolytes is proposed. These criteria are: SEI formation capacity, SEI corrosion rate, SEI maintenance rate, and SEI kinetic stability. These criteria are associated with battery parameters like irreversible capacity, self-discharge, shelf-life, power, etc. Therefore, they are especially useful for electrolyte development and standard fast screening, allowing a skillful approach to narrow down the search for the best electrolyte. The characterization protocol also allows retrieving information on interfacial resistance for SEI layers and the electrochemical window of electrolytes, the other important metrics of characterization. The method validation was done on electrolyte blends containing phosphazenes, developed at Idaho National Laboratory, as 1.2M LiPF6 [80 % EC-MEC (2:8) (v/v) + 20% Phosphazene variety] (v/v), which were targeted for safer electrolyte variations.

Sergiy V. Sazhin; Kevin L. Gering; Mason K. Harrup; Harry W. Rollins

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative study of mixing in annular and raschig ring filled tanks  

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A quantitative study of mixing, which utilized the exit age distribution theory, has been completed for bench-scale annular and raschig ring filled tanks, in addition to a pilot-scale annular tank. A study of mixing and fluid flow in a full-scale, single-entry, raschig ring filled tank also was initiated. Results showed the bench-scale raschig ring filled tank approached plug-flow (no mixing) behavior. In a bench-scale annular tank, regardless of whether fluid entered tangentially or nontangentially, the vessel approached continuously stirred tank reactor behavior (perfect mixing). The pilot-scale annular tank approached continuously stirred tank reactor behavior only when tangential entry was used. Mixing in the full-scale raschig ring filled tank he tank did not approach eithr the perfect or the no mixing situations. Instead, the tank had a flow pattern in which solution channeled through a small volume of the tank, leaving the regions outside the channel effectively inactive.

Fredrickson, M. A.

1980-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The Power of a Good Idea: Quantitative Modeling of the Spread of Ideas from Epidemiological Models  

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The population dynamics underlying the diffusion of ideas hold many qualitative similarities to those involved in the spread of infections. In spite of much suggestive evidence this analogy is hardly ever quantified in useful ways. The standard benefit of modeling epidemics is the ability to estimate quantitatively population average parameters, such as interpersonal contact rates, incubation times, duration of infectious periods, etc. In most cases such quantities generalize naturally to the spread of ideas and provide a simple means of quantifying sociological and behavioral patterns. Here we apply several paradigmatic models of epidemics to empirical data on the advent and spread of Feynman diagrams through the theoretical physics communities of the USA, Japan, and the USSR in the period immediately after World War II. This test case has the advantage of having been studied historically in great detail, which allows validation of our results. We estimate the effectiveness of adoption of the idea in the three communities and find values for parameters reflecting both intentional social organization and long lifetimes for the idea. These features are probably general characteristics of the spread of ideas, but not of common epidemics.

Bettencourt, L. M. A. (LANL); Cintron-Arias, A. (Cornell University); Kaiser, D. I. (MIT); Castillo-Chavez, C. (Arizona State University)

2005-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative method for measuring heat flux emitted from a cryogenic object  

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The present invention is a quantitative method for measuring the total heat flux, and of deriving the total power dissipation, of a heat-fluxing object which includes the steps of placing an electrical noise-emitting heat-fluxing object in a liquid helium bath and measuring the superfluid transition temperature of the bath. The temperature of the liquid helium bath is thereafter reduced until some measurable parameter, such as the electrical noise, exhibited by the heat-fluxing object or a temperature-dependent resistive thin film in intimate contact with the heat-fluxing object, becomes greatly reduced. The temperature of the liquid helum bath is measured at this point. The difference between the superfluid transition temperature of the liquid helium bath surrounding the heat-fluxing object, and the temperature of the liquid helium bath when the electrical noise emitted by the heat-fluxing object becomes greatly reduced, is determined. The total heat flux from the heat-fluxing object is determined as a function of this difference between these temperatures. In certain applications, the technique can be used to optimize thermal design parameters of cryogenic electronics, for example, Josephson junction and infra-red sensing devices.

Duncan, Robert V. (Tijeras, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic imaging system for quantitative analysis of the divertor plasma of the Tokamak de Varennes  

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A toroidally viewing spectroscopic imaging system has been developed for the Tokamak de Varennes providing measurements of the poloidal distribution of the absolute radiated power of deuterium and impurity species in the upper divertor region. Real time digitization is achieved using a low cost PC based digital imaging system. This system is used to obtain measurements of the divertor strike point as well as the shape of the flux surfaces in the divertor. The diagnostic{close_quote}s excellent spatial resolution and toroidal view provides an opportunity to quantitatively compare the measured two dimensional (2D) radiated power distribution to that calculated from 2D Monte Carlo transport codes. These 2D images provide unique and valuable information on the physics of local plasma interactions with divertor components and particle transport in a closed divertor. Additionally, by using two cameras simultaneously, the line ratio technique can be applied to the images to estimate plasma parameters in the divertor. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics. }

Meo, F.; Stansfield, B.L.; Chartre, M.; de Villers, P.; Marchand, R.; Ratel, G. [Centre Canadien de Fusion Magnetique, 1804 Boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, Quebec, J3X 1S1 (CANADA)] [Centre Canadien de Fusion Magnetique, 1804 Boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, Quebec, J3X 1S1 (CANADA)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative-metallographic study of the sintering behaviour of dolomite  

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Grain growth of the MgO phase during sintering of natural dolomite from Selcuklu-Konya in Turkey was studied in the temperature range 1600-1700 deg. C. For comparison purposes, iron oxide (98.66% mill scale) was added up to 1.5%. The compositions of the phases formed during sintering were studied using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Quantitative-metallographic analyses were performed on images taken by SEM. For the automatic image analysis of dolomite microstructures, material (atomic number) contrast with backscattered electrons (BSEs) was utilized because it yields higher phase contrast compared to secondary electrons (SEs). Iron oxide additions to dolomite result in dense dolomite structures at given sintering temperatures, where phases with low melting temperatures are developed. During liquid phase sintering, periclase is enriched with iron, which destabilizes the MgO phase. The relevant kinetic exponents for MgO in the natural doloma and 0.5% Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} added doloma were 6 and 2, and the activation energies were 108 and 243 kJ/mol, respectively.

Yeprem, H.A. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul (Turkey); Tueredi, E. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Kocaeli University, Veziroglu Campus, Izmit-Kocaeli 41040 (Turkey); Karagoez, S. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Kocaeli University, Veziroglu Campus, Izmit-Kocaeli 41040 (Turkey)]. E-mail: karagoez@kou.edu.tr

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Assessment of the release of atomic Na from a burning black liquor droplet using quantitative PLIF  

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The quantitative measurement of atomic sodium (Na) release, at high concentration, from a burning black liquor droplet has been demonstrated using a planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) technique, corrected for fluorescence trapping. The local temperature of the particle was measured to be approximately 1700 C, at a height of 10 mm above a flat flame burner. The PLIF technique was used to assess the temporal release of atomic Na from the combustion of black liquor and compare it with the Na concentration in the remaining smelt. A first-order model was made to provide insight using a simple Plug Flow Reactor model based on the independently measured concentration of residual Na in the smelt as a function of time. This model also required the dilution ratio of the combustion products in the flat flame entrained into the plume gas from the black liquor particle to be estimated. The key findings of these studies are: (i) the peak concentration of atomic Na from the combustion of the black liquor droplets is around 1.4 ppm; (ii) very little atomic Na is present during the drying, devolatilisation or char combustion stages; and (iii) the presence of atomic Na during smelt phase dominates over that from the other combustion stages. (author)

Saw, Woei L.; Nathan, Graham J. [Centre for Energy Technology, The Environment Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia); Ashman, Peter J.; Alwahabi, Zeyad T. [Centre for Energy Technology, The Environment Institute, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative X-Ray Phase-Contrast Microtomography from a Compact Laser Driven Betatron Source  

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X-ray phase-contrast imaging has recently led to a revolution in resolving power and tissue contrast in biomedical imaging, microscopy and materials science. The necessary high spatial coherence is currently provided by either large-scale synchrotron facilities with limited beamtime access or by microfocus X-ray tubes with rather limited flux. X-rays radiated by relativistic electrons driven by well-controlled high-power lasers offer a promising route to a proliferation of this powerful imaging technology. A laser-driven plasma wave accelerates and wiggles electrons, giving rise to brilliant keV X-ray emission. This so-called Betatron radiation is emitted in a collimated beam with excellent spatial coherence and remarkable spectral stability. Here we present the first phase-contrast micro-tomogram revealing quantitative electron density values of a biological sample using betatron X-rays, and a comprehensive source characterization. Our results suggest that laser-based X-ray technology offers the potential fo...

Wenz, J; Khrennikov, K; Bech, M; Thibault, P; Heigoldt, M; Pfeiffer, F; Karsch, S

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Quantitative texture analysis of free-standing electrodeposited Cu- and Ni-line patterns  

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Free-standing line patterns of Cu and Ni were manufactured by applying photo-lithography and subsequent electrodeposition on glass wafers covered with either a polycrystalline Au-layer or an X-ray amorphous Ni-P layer. Several pattern geometries varying in line width, line separation and line length were studied by X-ray diffraction. Quantitative texture analysis revealed that crystallographic texture depends on the type of substrate-layer: while substrate unbiased growth was observed for Cu-lines on amorphous Ni-P, the highly-textured and fine-grained Au-layer strongly favored nucleation of Cu-crystallites of a preferred orientation. For particular pattern geometries, experimental evidence for an epitaxial orientation relation between Cu and Au was found and discussed with respect to various concepts of epitaxial growth. While crystallographic texture of Ni-electrodeposits was independent on the pattern geometry, for Cu-electrodeposits a pronounced pattern dependence of both type and strength of crystallographic texture as well as differences between Cu-lines and non-patterned Cu-films were observed.

Pantleon, Karen [Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet Building 204, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)]. E-mail: pantleon@ipl.dtu.dk; Somers, Marcel A.J. [Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet Building 204, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)

2004-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional local structure of photoexcited Cu diimine complex refined by quantitative XANES analysis.  

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The structural details of [Cu(dmp){sub 2}]{sup +} (dmp = 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) at its metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) excited-state in acetonitrile were extracted using quantitative analysis of Cu K-edge X-ray adsorption near edge structure (XANES). The study combines two techniques: fitting experimental XANES spectra with a multidimensional interpolation approximation, and calculating theoretical XANES spectra with molecular potentials beyond the muffin-tin approximation. The results of the study show that the best fit of the experimental XANES data must include a solvent molecule binding to the Cu with a short Cu-N distance of 2.00 {angstrom}. This confirms that the formation of an exciplex is responsible for the excited-state quenching in coordinating solvents, such as acetonitrile. Moreover, the calculations suggest that the formation of this exciplex state is accompanied by significant rocking distortions of the dmp ligands resulting in a 108{sup o} angle between the N(solvent)-Cu bond and the C{sub 2} symmetry axis of the dmp ligand. This combined approach allows us to extract molecular configurations that would otherwise be missed in a conventional qualitative XANES analysis.

Smolentsev, G.; Soldatov, A. V.; Chen, L. X.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; Southern Federal Univ.; Northwestern Univ.

2008-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Compositions and chemical bonding in ceramics by quantitative electron energy-loss spectrometry  

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Quantitative electron energy-loss spectrometry was applied to a range of ceramic materials at a spatial resolution of <5 nm. Analysis of Fe L{sub 23} white lines indicated a low-spin state with a charge transfer of {approximately}1.5 electrons/atom onto the Fe atoms implanted into (amorphized) silicon carbide. Gradients of 2 to 5% in the Co:O stoichiometry were measured across 100-nm-thick Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} layers in an oxidized directionally solidified CoO-ZrO{sub 2} eutectic, with the highest O levels near the ZrO{sub 2}. The energy-loss near-edge structures were dramatically different for the two cobalt oxides; those for CO{sub 3}O{sub 4} have been incorrectly ascribed to CoO in the published literature. Kinetically stabilized solid solubility occurred in an AlN-SiC film grown by low-temperature molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on {alpha}(6H)-SiC, and no detectable interdiffusion occurred in couples of MBE-grown AlN on SiC following annealing at up to 1750C. In diffusion couples of polycrystalline AlN on SiC, interfacial 8H sialon (aluminum oxy-nitride) and pockets of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}-rich {beta}{prime} sialon in the SiC were detected.

Bentley, J.; Horton, L.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); McHargue, C.J. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States); McKernan, S.; Carter, C.B. [Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis, MN (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Revcolevschi, A. [Univ. de Paris-Sud, Lab. de Chemie des Solides (France); Tanaka, S.; Davis, R.F. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleophosmin in the pathogenesis of arsenic-related bladder carcinogenesis revealed by quantitative proteomics  

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To investigate the molecular mechanisms of arsenic (As)-associated carcinogenesis, we performed proteomic analysis on E7 immortalized human uroepithelial cells after treatment with As in vitro. Quantitative proteomics was performed using stable isotope dimethyl labeling coupled with two-dimensional liquid chromatography peptide separation and mass spectrometry (MS)/MS analysis. Among 285 proteins, a total of 26 proteins were upregulated (ratio > 2.0) and 18 proteins were downregulated (ratio < 0.65) by As treatment, which are related to nucleotide binding, lipid metabolism, protein folding, protein biosynthesis, transcription, DNA repair, cell cycle control, and signal transduction. This study reports the potential significance of nucleophosmin (NPM) in the As-related bladder carcinogenesis. NPM was universally expressed in all of uroepithelial cell lines examined, implying that NPM may play a role in human bladder carcinogenesis. Upregulation of NPM tends to be dose- and time-dependent after As treatment. Expression of NPM was associated with cell proliferation, migration and anti-apoptosis. On the contrary, soy isoflavones inhibited the expression of NPM in vitro. The results suggest that NPM may play a role in the As-related bladder carcinogenesis, and soybean-based foods may have potential in the suppression of As/NPM-related tumorigenesis.

Chen Shuhui [Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Wang Yiwen [Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Hsu Jueliang [Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Chang Hongyi [Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Wang Chiyun [Graduate Institute of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Shen Potsun [Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Chiang Chiwu [Graduate Institute of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Chuang Jingjing [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National Chiayi University, Chiayi 600, Taiwan (China); Tsai Hungwen [Department of Pathology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan 704, Taiwan (China); Gu Powen [Department of Clinical Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Tao-Yuan 333, Taiwan (China); Chang Fangchih [Instrument Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Liu Hsiaosheng, E-mail: a713@mail.ncku.edu.t [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Chow Nanhaw, E-mail: chownh@mail.ncku.edu.t [Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Graduate Institute of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

374

Quantitative method for measuring heat flux emitted from a cryogenic object  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is a quantitative method for measuring the total heat flux, and of deriving the total power dissipation, of a heat-fluxing object which includes the steps of placing an electrical noise-emitting heat-fluxing object in a liquid helium bath and measuring the superfluid transition temperature of the bath. The temperature of the liquid helium bath is thereafter reduced until some measurable parameter, such as the electrical noise, exhibited by the heat-fluxing object or a temperature-dependent resistive thin film in intimate contact with the heat-fluxing object, becomes greatly reduced. The temperature of the liquid helum bath is measured at this point. The difference between the superfluid transition temperature of the liquid helium bath surrounding the heat-fluxing object, and the temperature of the liquid helium bath when the electrical noise emitted by the heat-fluxing object becomes greatly reduced, is determined. The total heat flux from the heat-fluxing object is determined as a function of this difference between these temperatures. In certain applications, the technique can be used to optimize thermal design parameters of cryogenic electronics, for example, Josephson junction and infrared sensing devices.

Duncan, R.V.

1993-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

375

Quantitative mineralogical composition of complex mineral wastes - Contribution of the Rietveld method  

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The objective of the work presented in this paper is the quantitative determination of the mineral composition of two complex mineral wastes: a sewage sludge ash (SSA) and a municipal solid waste incineration fly ash (MSWIFA). The mineral compositions were determined by two different methods: the first based on calculation using the qualitative mineralogical composition of the waste combined with physicochemical analyses; the second the Rietveld method, which uses only X-ray diffraction patterns. The results obtained are coherent, showing that it is possible to quantify the mineral compositions of complex mineral waste with such methods. The apparent simplicity of the Rietveld method (due principally to the availability of software packages implementing the method) facilitates its use. However, care should be taken since the crystal structure analysis based on powder diffraction data needs experience and a thorough understanding of crystallography. So the use of another, complementary, method such as the first one used in this study, may sometimes be needed to confirm the results.

Mahieux, P.-Y. [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions), 135, Avenue de Rangueil, F-31 077 Toulouse Cedex 4 (France); Aubert, J.-E., E-mail: aubert@insa-toulouse.f [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions), 135, Avenue de Rangueil, F-31 077 Toulouse Cedex 4 (France); Cyr, M.; Coutand, M.; Husson, B. [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions), 135, Avenue de Rangueil, F-31 077 Toulouse Cedex 4 (France)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010 Preliminary Determination Quantitative Analysis  

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The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a preliminary quantitative analysis to assess whether buildings constructed according to the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Standard 90.1-2010 (ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010, Standard 90.1-2010, or 2010 edition) would result in energy savings compared with buildings constructed to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007(ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, Standard 90.1-2007, or 2007 edition). The preliminary analysis considered each of the 109 addenda to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 that were included in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010. All 109 addenda processed by ASHRAE in the creation of Standard 90.1-2010 from Standard 90.1-2007 were reviewed by DOE, and their combined impact on a suite of 16 building prototype models in 15 ASHRAE climate zones was considered. Most addenda were deemed to have little quantifiable impact on building efficiency for the purpose of DOE’s preliminary determination. However, out of the 109 addenda, 34 were preliminarily determined to have measureable and quantifiable impact.

Halverson, Mark A.; Liu, Bing; Rosenberg, Michael I.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 Final Determination Quantitative Analysis  

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The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a final quantitative analysis to assess whether buildings constructed according to the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Standard 90.1-2007 would result in energy savings compared with buildings constructed to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004. The final analysis considered each of the 44 addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 that were included in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007. All 44 addenda processed by ASHRAE in the creation of Standard 90.1-2007 from Standard 90.1-2004 were reviewed by DOE, and their combined impact on a suite of 15 building prototype models in 15 ASHRAE climate zones was considered. Most addenda were deemed to have little quantifiable impact on building efficiency for the purpose of DOE’s final determination. However, out of the 44 addenda, 9 were preliminarily determined to have measureable and quantifiable impact.

Halverson, Mark A.; Liu, Bing; Richman, Eric E.; Winiarski, David W.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To be published in In Proceedings of ACM Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium, Austin, TX, 2010 Qualitative and Quantitative Scoring and Evaluation of the Eye Movement  

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To be published in In Proceedings of ACM Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium, Austin, TX, 2010 Qualitative and Quantitative Scoring and Evaluation of the Eye Movement Classification Algorithms presents a set of qualitative and quantitative scores designed to assess performance of any eye movement

Oleg, Komogortsev - Department of Computer Science, Texas State University

379

10. international mouse genome conference  

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Ten years after hosting the First International Mammalian Genome Conference in Paris in 1986, Dr. Jean-Louis Guenet presided over the Tenth Conference at the Pasteur Institute, October 7--10, 1996. The 1986 conference was a satellite to the Human Gene Mapping Workshop and had approximately 50 attendees. The 1996 meeting was attended by 300 scientists from around the world. In the interim, the number of mapped loci in the mouse increased from 1,000 to over 20,000. This report contains a listing of the program and its participants, and two articles that review the meeting and the role of the laboratory mouse in the Human Genome project. More than 200 papers were presented at the conference covering the following topics: International mouse chromosome committee meetings; Mutant generation and identification; Physical and genetic maps; New technology and resources; Chromatin structure and gene regulation; Rate and hamster genetic maps; Informatics and databases; and Quantitative trait analysis.

Meisler, M.H.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 Final Determination Quantitative Analysis  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a final quantitative analysis to assess whether buildings constructed according to the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Standard 90.1-2010 (ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010, Standard 90.1-2010, or 2010 edition) would result in energy savings compared with buildings constructed to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007(ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, Standard 90.1-2007, or 2007 edition). The final analysis considered each of the 109 addenda to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 that were included in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010. All 109 addenda processed by ASHRAE in the creation of Standard 90.1-2010 from Standard 90.1-2007 were reviewed by DOE, and their combined impact on a suite of 16 building prototype models in 15 ASHRAE climate zones was considered. Most addenda were deemed to have little quantifiable impact on building efficiency for the purpose of DOE's final determination. However, out of the 109 addenda, 34 were preliminarily determined to have a measureable and quantifiable impact. A suite of 240 computer energy simulations for building prototypes complying with ASHRAE 90.1-2007 was developed. These prototypes were then modified in accordance with these 34 addenda to create a second suite of corresponding building simulations reflecting the same buildings compliant with Standard 90.1-2010. The building simulations were conducted using the DOE EnergyPlus building simulation software. The resulting energy use from the complete suite of 480 simulation runs was then converted to energy use intensity (EUI, or energy use per unit floor area) metrics (Site EUI, Primary EUI, and energy cost intensity [ECI]) results for each simulation. For each edition of the standard, these EUIs were then aggregated to a national basis for each prototype using weighting factors based on construction floor area developed for each of the 15 U.S. climate zones using commercial construction data. When compared, the resulting weighted EUIs indicated that each of the 16 building prototypes used less energy under Standard 90.1-2010 than under Standard 90.1-2007 on a national basis when considering site energy, primary energy, or energy cost. The EUIs were also aggregated across building types to a national commercial building basis using the same weighting data. On a national basis, the final quantitative analysis estimated a floor-space-weighted national average reduction in new building energy consumption of 18.2 percent for source energy and 18.5 percent when considering site energy. An 18.2 percent savings in energy cost, based on national average commercial energy costs for electricity and natural gas, was also estimated.

Halverson, Mark A.; Rosenberg, Michael I.; Liu, Bing

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative quantum-chemical analysis tool for the distribution of mechanical force in molecules  

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The promising field of mechanochemistry suffers from a general lack of understanding of the distribution and propagation of force in a stretched molecule, which limits its applicability up to the present day. In this article, we introduce the JEDI (Judgement of Energy DIstribution) analysis, which is the first quantum chemical method that provides a quantitative understanding of the distribution of mechanical stress energy among all degrees of freedom in a molecule. The method is carried out on the basis of static or dynamic calculations under the influence of an external force and makes use of a Hessian matrix in redundant internal coordinates (bond lengths, bond angles, and dihedral angles), so that all relevant degrees of freedom of a molecule are included and mechanochemical processes can be interpreted in a chemically intuitive way. The JEDI method is characterized by its modest computational effort, with the calculation of the Hessian being the rate-determining step, and delivers, except for the harmonic approximation, exact ab initio results. We apply the JEDI analysis to several example molecules in both static quantum chemical calculations and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics simulations in which molecules are subject to an external force, thus studying not only the distribution and the propagation of strain in mechanically deformed systems, but also gaining valuable insights into the mechanochemically induced isomerization of trans-3,4-dimethylcyclobutene to trans,trans-2,4-hexadiene. The JEDI analysis can potentially be used in the discussion of sonochemical reactions, molecular motors, mechanophores, and photoswitches as well as in the development of molecular force probes.

Stauch, Tim; Dreuw, Andreas, E-mail: dreuw@uni-heidelberg.de [Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Correction for FDG PET dose extravasations: Monte Carlo validation and quantitative evaluation of patient studies  

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Purpose: Current procedure guidelines for whole body [18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) state that studies with visible dose extravasations should be rejected for quantification protocols. Our work is focused on the development and validation of methods for estimating extravasated doses in order to correct standard uptake value (SUV) values for this effect in clinical routine. Methods: One thousand three hundred sixty-seven consecutive whole body FDG-PET studies were visually inspected looking for extravasation cases. Two methods for estimating the extravasated dose were proposed and validated in different scenarios using Monte Carlo simulations. All visible extravasations were retrospectively evaluated using a manual ROI based method. In addition, the 50 patients with higher extravasated doses were also evaluated using a threshold-based method. Results: Simulation studies showed that the proposed methods for estimating extravasated doses allow us to compensate the impact of extravasations on SUV values with an error below 5%. The quantitative evaluation of patient studies revealed that paravenous injection is a relatively frequent effect (18%) with a small fraction of patients presenting considerable extravasations ranging from 1% to a maximum of 22% of the injected dose. A criterion based on the extravasated volume and maximum concentration was established in order to identify this fraction of patients that might be corrected for paravenous injection effect. Conclusions: The authors propose the use of a manual ROI based method for estimating the effectively administered FDG dose and then correct SUV quantification in those patients fulfilling the proposed criterion.

Silva-Rodríguez, Jesús, E-mail: jesus.silva.rodriguez@sergas.es; Aguiar, Pablo, E-mail: pablo.aguiar.fernandez@sergas.es [Fundación Ramón Domínguez, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (Spain) [Fundación Ramón Domínguez, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (Spain); Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Complexo Hospitalario Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), 15782, Galicia (Spain); Grupo de Imaxe Molecular, Instituto de Investigación Sanitarias (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Galicia (Spain); Sánchez, Manuel; Mosquera, Javier; Luna-Vega, Víctor [Servicio de Radiofísica y Protección Radiológica, Complexo Hospitalario Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), 15782, Galicia (Spain)] [Servicio de Radiofísica y Protección Radiológica, Complexo Hospitalario Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), 15782, Galicia (Spain); Cortés, Julia; Garrido, Miguel [Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Galicia, Spain and Grupo de Imaxe Molecular, Instituto de Investigación Sanitarias (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Galicia (Spain)] [Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Galicia, Spain and Grupo de Imaxe Molecular, Instituto de Investigación Sanitarias (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Galicia (Spain); Pombar, Miguel [Servicio de Radiofísica y Protección Radiológica, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Galicia (Spain)] [Servicio de Radiofísica y Protección Radiológica, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Galicia (Spain); Ruibal, Álvaro [Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Complexo Hospitalario Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), 15782, Galicia (Spain) [Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Complexo Hospitalario Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), 15782, Galicia (Spain); Grupo de Imaxe Molecular, Instituto de Investigación Sanitarias (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Galicia (Spain); Fundación Tejerina, 28003, Madrid (Spain)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative analysis of singular inflation with scalar-tensor and modified gravity  

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We provide a detailed quantitative description of singular inflation. Its close analogy with finite-time future singularity which is associated to dark energy era is described. Calling and classifying the singularities of such inflation as finite-time cosmological singularities we investigate their occurrence, with special emphasis on the Type IV singularity. The study is performed in the context of a general non-canonical scalar-tensor theory. In addition, the impact of finite time singularities on the slow-roll parameters is also investigated. Particularly, we study three cases, in which the singularity occurs during the inflationary era, at the end, and also we study the case that the singularity occurs much more later than inflation ends. Using the obtained slow-roll parameters, for each case, we calculate explicitly the spectral index of primordial curvature perturbations $n_s$, the associated running of the spectral index $a_s$ and of the scalar-to-tensor ratio $r$ and compare the resulting values to the Planck and BICEP2 data. As we demonstrate, in some cases corresponding to the Type IV singularity, there might be the possibility of agreement with the observational data, when the singularity occurs at the end, or after inflation. However, absolute concordance of all observational indices is not achieved. On the contrary, if the singularity occurs during the inflationary era, this is catastrophic for the theory, since the observational indices become divergent. We also show how a Type IV singularity may be consistently accommodated in the Universe's late time evolution. Finally, we investigate which $F(R)$ gravity can generate the Type IV singularity, with special emphasis on the behavior near the finite time singularity.

S. Nojiri; S. D. Odintsov; V. K. Oikonomou

2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative blood flow measurements in the small animal cardiopulmonary system using digital subtraction angiography  

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Purpose: The use of preclinical rodent models of disease continues to grow because these models help elucidate pathogenic mechanisms and provide robust test beds for drug development. Among the major anatomic and physiologic indicators of disease progression and genetic or drug modification of responses are measurements of blood vessel caliber and flow. Moreover, cardiopulmonary blood flow is a critical indicator of gas exchange. Current methods of measuring cardiopulmonary blood flow suffer from some or all of the following limitations--they produce relative values, are limited to global measurements, do not provide vasculature visualization, are not able to measure acute changes, are invasive, or require euthanasia. Methods: In this study, high-spatial and high-temporal resolution x-ray digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was used to obtain vasculature visualization, quantitative blood flow in absolute metrics (ml/min instead of arbitrary units or velocity), and relative blood volume dynamics from discrete regions of interest on a pixel-by-pixel basis (100x100 {mu}m{sup 2}). Results: A series of calibrations linked the DSA flow measurements to standard physiological measurement using thermodilution and Fick's method for cardiac output (CO), which in eight anesthetized Fischer-344 rats was found to be 37.0{+-}5.1 ml/min. Phantom experiments were conducted to calibrate the radiographic density to vessel thickness, allowing a link of DSA cardiac output measurements to cardiopulmonary blood flow measurements in discrete regions of interest. The scaling factor linking relative DSA cardiac output measurements to the Fick's absolute measurements was found to be 18.90xCO{sub DSA}=CO{sub Fick}. Conclusions: This calibrated DSA approach allows repeated simultaneous visualization of vasculature and measurement of blood flow dynamics on a regional level in the living rat.

Lin Mingde; Marshall, Craig T.; Qi, Yi; Johnston, Samuel M.; Badea, Cristian T.; Piantadosi, Claude A.; Johnson, G. Allan [Department of Radiology, Center for In Vivo Microscopy and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3302, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3823, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Department of Radiology, Center for In Vivo Microscopy, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3302, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Department of Radiology, Center for In Vivo Microscopy and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3302, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Department of Radiology, Center for In Vivo Microscopy, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3302, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3823, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Department of Radiology, Center for In Vivo Microscopy and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3302, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative study of fluctuation effects by fast lattice Monte Carlo simulations: Compression of grafted homopolymers  

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Using fast lattice Monte Carlo (FLMC) simulations [Q. Wang, Soft Matter 5, 4564 (2009)] and the corresponding lattice self-consistent field (LSCF) calculations, we studied a model system of grafted homopolymers, in both the brush and mushroom regimes, in an explicit solvent compressed by an impenetrable surface. Direct comparisons between FLMC and LSCF results, both of which are based on the same Hamiltonian (thus without any parameter-fitting between them), unambiguously and quantitatively reveal the fluctuations/correlations neglected by the latter. We studied both the structure (including the canonical-ensemble averages of the height and the mean-square end-to-end distances of grafted polymers) and thermodynamics (including the ensemble-averaged reduced energy density and the related internal energy per chain, the differences in the Helmholtz free energy and entropy per chain from the uncompressed state, and the pressure due to compression) of the system. In particular, we generalized the method for calculating pressure in lattice Monte Carlo simulations proposed by Dickman [J. Chem. Phys. 87, 2246 (1987)], and combined it with the Wang-Landau–Optimized Ensemble sampling [S. Trebst, D. A. Huse, and M. Troyer, Phys. Rev. E 70, 046701 (2004)] to efficiently and accurately calculate the free energy difference and the pressure due to compression. While we mainly examined the effects of the degree of compression, the distance between the nearest-neighbor grafting points, the reduced number of chains grafted at each grafting point, and the system fluctuations/correlations in an athermal solvent, the ?-solvent is also considered in some cases.

Zhang, Pengfei; Wang, Qiang, E-mail: q.wang@colostate.edu [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1370 (United States)] [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1370 (United States)

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

386

Extraction and Quantitative Analysis of Iodine in Solid and Solution Matrixes  

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129I is a contaminant of interest in the vadose zone and groundwater at numerous federal and privately-owned facilities. Several techniques have been utilized to extract iodine from solid matrices; however, all of them rely on two fundamental approaches: liquid extraction or chemical/heat facilitated volatilization. While these methods are typically chosen for their ease of implementation, they do not totally dissolve the solid. Because some of the iodine partitions onto the soil, extraction methods that do not result in total sample dissolution could underestimate the total iodine content of solid samples. We defined a method that produces complete solid dissolution and conducted laboratory tests to assess its efficacy to completely extract iodine from solid matrices. Testing consisted of potassium nitrate/potassium hydroxide fusion of the sample, followed by sample dissolution in a mixture of sulfuric acid and sodium bisulfite. Direct analysis of the dissolved sample was performed via inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (Perkin Elmer Elan DRC II) using a tertiary amine (Spectrasol CFA-C) carrier solution. The fusion extraction method resulted in complete sample dissolution of all solid matrices tested: sediment, glass samples containing low-levels of iodine, as well as tank waste material collected from the Hanford Site. Quantitative analysis of iodine (127I and 129I) showed better than ? 10% accuracy for certified reference standards, with the linear operating range extending more than three orders of magnitude (0.005 to 5 ug/L). Extraction and analysis of four replicates of standard reference material (San Joaquin Soil) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, resulted in an average recovery of 98% with a relative percent deviation of 6%. This simple and cost-effective technique can be applied to solid samples of varying matrices with little or no adaptation.

Brown, Christopher F.; Geiszler, Keith N.; Vickerman, Tanya S.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Quantitative Determination of Dielectric Thin-Film Properties Using Infrared Emission Spectroscopy  

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We have completed an experimental study to investigate the use of infrared emission spectroscopy (IRES) for the quantitative analysis of borophosphosilicate glass (BPSG) thin films on silicon monitor wafers. Experimental parameters investigated included temperatures within the range used in the microelectronics industry to produce these films; hence the potential for using the IRES technique for real-time monitoring of the film deposition process has been evaluated. The film properties that were investigated included boron content, phosphorus content, film thickness, and film temperature. The studies were conducted over two temperature ranges, 125 to 225 *C and 300 to 400 *C. The later temperature range includes realistic processing temperatures for the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of the BPSG films. Partial least squares (PLS) multivariate calibration methods were applied to spectral and film property calibration data. The cross-validated standard errors of prediction (CVSEP) fi-om the PLS analysis of the IRES spectraof21 calibration samples each measured at 6 temperatures in the 300 to 400 "C range were found to be 0.09 wt. `?40 for B, 0.08 wt. `%0 for P, 3.6 ~m for film thickness, and 1.9 *C for temperature. By lowering the spectral resolution fi-om 4 to 32 cm-l and decreasing the number of spectral scans fi-om 128 to 1, we were able to determine that all the film properties could be measured in less than one second to the precision required for the manufacture and quality control of integrated circuits. Thus, real-time in-situ monitoring of BPSG thin films formed by CVD deposition on Si monitor wafers is possible with the methods reported here.

Franke, J.E.; Haaland, D.M.; Niemczyk, T.M.; Zhang, S.

1998-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SAP3 COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR QUANTITATIVE MULTIELEMENT ANALYSIS BY ENERGY DISPERSIVE X-RAY FLUORESCENCE  

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SAP3 is a dual-function FORTRAN computer program which performs peak analysis of energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectra and then quantitatively interprets the results of the multielement analysis. It was written for mono- or bi-chromatic excitation as from an isotopic or secondary excitation source, and uses the separate incoherent and coherent backscatter intensities to define the bulk sample matrix composition. This composition is used in performing fundamental-parameter matrix corrections for self-absorption, enhancement, and particle-size effects, obviating the need for specific calibrations for a given sample matrix. The generalized calibration is based on a set of thin-film sensitivities, which are stored in a library disk file and used for all sample matrices and thicknesses. Peak overlap factors are also determined from the thin-film standards, and are stored in the library for calculating peak overlap corrections. A detailed description is given of the algorithms and program logic, and the program listing and flow charts are also provided. An auxiliary program, SPCAL, is also given for use in calibrating the backscatter intensities. SAP3 provides numerous analysis options via seventeen control switches which give flexibility in performing the calculations best suited to the sample and the user needs. User input may be limited to the name of the library, the analysis livetime, and the spectrum filename and location. Output includes all peak analysis information, matrix correction factors, and element concentrations, uncertainties and detection limits. Twenty-four elements are typically determined from a 1024-channel spectrum in one-to-two minutes using a PDP-11/34 computer operating under RSX-11M.

Nielson,, K. K.; Sanders,, R. W.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foundations for quantitative microstructural models to track evolution of the metallurgical state during high purity Nb cavity fabrication  

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The goal of the Materials Science SRF Cavity Group of Michigan State University and the National Superconducting Cyclotron has been (and continues to be) to understand quantitatively the effects of process history on functional properties. These relationships were assessed via studies on Nb samples and cavity parts, which had various combinations of forming processes, welding, heat treatments, and surface preparation. A primary focus was on large-grain cavity building strategies. Effects of processing operations and exposure to hydrogen on the thermal conductivity has been identified in single and bi-crystal samples, showing that the thermal conductivity can be altered by a factor of 5 depending on process history. Characterization of single crystal tensile samples show a strong effect of crystal orientation on deformation resistance and shape changes. Large grain half cells were examined to characterize defect content and surface damage effects, which provided quantitative information about the depth damage layers from forming.

Bieler, Thomas R [Michigan State University; Wright, Neil T [Michigan State University; Compton, Chris C [Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation resistivity measurements from within a cased well used to quantitatively determine the amount of oil and gas present  

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Methods to quantitatively determine the separate amounts of oil and gas in a geological formation adjacent to a cased well using measurements of formation resistivity. The steps include obtaining resistivity measurements from within a cased well of a given formation, obtaining the porosity, obtaining the resistivity of formation water present, computing the combined amounts of oil and gas present using Archie's Equations, determining the relative amounts of oil and gas present from measurements within a cased well, and then quantitatively determining the separate amounts of oil and gas present in the formation. Resistivity measurements are obtained from within the cased well by conducting A.C. current from within the cased well to a remote electrode at a frequency that is within the frequency range of 0.1 Hz to 20 Hz.

Vail, III, William Banning (Bothell, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative studies of rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox: venom, venom fractions, and rabbit antivenom: Lethality, skin sensitivity, and antibody characterization.  

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QUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF RATTLESNAKE (CROTALUS ATROX) VENOM, VENOM FRACTIONS, AND RABBIT ANTIVENOM: LETHALITY, SKIN SENSITIVITY, AND ANTIBODY CHARACTERIZATION A Thesis By RICHARD PATTON BRADBURY Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas...: LETHALITY, SKIN SENSITIVITY, AND ANTIBODY CHARACTERIZATION A Thesis By RICHARD PATTON BRADBURY Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) Q(cf f. 4&a (Member) (Coordinator, Space Medicine (Member) Program and Member) August 1967...

Bradbury, Richard Patton

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

392

DistalLess Regulates Eyespot Patterns and Melanization in  

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developmental networks to produce novel traits (True and Carroll, 2002). From a micro evolutionary perspective, however, the focus has been to identify the loci, within these novel networks, involved in trait modifica; Shapiro et al., 2006). Butterfly eyespots have been the focus of both macro and micro evolutionary

Monteiro, Antónia

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Quantitative Infrared Intensity Studies of Vapor-Phase Glyoxal, Methylglyoxal, and 2,3-Butanedione (Diacetyl) with Vibrational Assignments  

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Glyoxal, methylglyoxal and 2,3-butanedione (diacetyl) are all known biomass burning effluents and suspected aerosol precursors. Pressure-broadened quantitative infrared spectra of glyoxal, methylglyoxal and diacetyl vapors covering the 520–6500 cm?1 range are reported at 0.11 cm?1 resolution, each with a composite spectrum derived from a minimum of ten different sample pressures for the compound, representing some of the first quantitative data for these analytes. The ordinate corresponds to a 1 meter optical pathlength and a mixing ratio of 1ppmv at 296 K. Many vibrational assignments for methylglyoxal are reported for the first time, as are some near-IR and far-IR bands of glyoxal and diacetyl. To complete the vibrational assignments, the quantitative far-infrared spectra (25 to 600 cm-1) of all three vapors are also reported, methylglyoxal for the first time. Density functional theory and ab initio MP2 theory are used to help assign vibrational modes. Potential bands useful for atmospheric monitoring are discussed.

Profeta, Luisa T.; Sams, Robert L.; Johnson, Timothy J.; Williams, Stephen D.

2011-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Personality Traits and User Behavior  

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and below the median value. This is illustrated in Fig. 9 below. 28 y = 0.0519x + 1.3563 R2 = 0.9743 y = 0.049x + 1.0474 R2 = 0.9811 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 Num Icons Se ar ch Ti m e (se co n ds... 2000;42(4):630-635. 37 APPENDIX A Icon Search Results SAS program PROC GLM; CLASS Animation Icons; MODEL Time = O C E A N Animation |Icons / noint solution; RUN; Table A.1 Results of SAS Program. The SAS System The GLM Procedure...

King, Christopher Ronald

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

395

Quantitative Assessment of Detection Frequency for the INL Ambient Air Monitoring Network  

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A quantitative assessment of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) air monitoring network was performed using frequency of detection as the performance metric. The INL air monitoring network consists of 37 low-volume air samplers in 31 different locations. Twenty of the samplers are located on INL (onsite) and 17 are located off INL (offsite). Detection frequencies were calculated using both BEA and ESER laboratory minimum detectable activity (MDA) levels. The CALPUFF Lagrangian puff dispersion model, coupled with 1 year of meteorological data, was used to calculate time-integrated concentrations at sampler locations for a 1-hour release of unit activity (1 Ci) for every hour of the year. The unit-activity time-integrated concentration (TICu) values were calculated at all samplers for releases from eight INL facilities. The TICu values were then scaled and integrated for a given release quantity and release duration. All facilities modeled a ground-level release emanating either from the center of the facility or at a point where significant emissions are possible. In addition to ground-level releases, three existing stacks at the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, and Material and Fuels Complex were also modeled. Meteorological data from the 35 stations comprising the INL Mesonet network, data from the Idaho Falls Regional airport, upper air data from the Boise airport, and three-dimensional gridded data from the weather research forecasting model were used for modeling. Three representative radionuclides identified as key radionuclides in INL’s annual National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants evaluations were considered for the frequency of detection analysis: Cs-137 (beta-gamma emitter), Pu-239 (alpha emitter), and Sr-90 (beta emitter). Source-specific release quantities were calculated for each radionuclide, such that the maximum inhalation dose at any publicly accessible sampler or the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants maximum exposed individual location (i.e., Frenchman’s Cabin) was no more than 0.1 mrem yr–1 (i.e., 1% of the 10 mrem yr–1 standard). Detection frequencies were calculated separately for the onsite and offsite monitoring network. As expected, detection frequencies were generally less for the offsite sampling network compared to the onsite network. Overall, the monitoring network is very effective at detecting the potential releases of Cs-137 or Sr-90 from all sources/facilities using either the ESER or BEA MDAs. The network was less effective at detecting releases of Pu-239. Maximum detection frequencies for Pu-239 using ESER MDAs ranged from 27.4 to 100% for onsite samplers and 3 to 80% for offsite samplers. Using BEA MDAs, the maximum detection frequencies for Pu-239 ranged from 2.1 to 100% for onsite samplers and 0 to 5.9% for offsite samplers. The only release that was not detected by any of the samplers under any conditions was a release of Pu-239 from the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center main stack (CPP-708). The methodology described in this report could be used to improve sampler placement and detection frequency, provided clear performance objectives are defined.

A. Jeffrey Sondrup; Arthur S. Rood

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of mass spectrometry based technologies for quantitative cell signaling phosphoproteomics : the epidermal growth factor receptor family as a model system  

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Ligand binding to cell surface receptors initiates a cascade of signaling events regulated by dynamic phosphorylation on a multitude of pathway proteins. Quantitative features, including intensity, timing, and duration of ...

Wolf Yadlin, Alejandro

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil loss and leaching, habitat destruction, land and water demand in energy-crop monoculture: some quantitative limits  

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The environmental impacts of growing biomass for energy, especially for liquid automotive fuels, are potentially large. They are sensitive to the low power production per unit area (high land requirement) and to net energy balances. Initial quantitative estimates were made for impacts per unit power within several classes of impacts, and conversely, for limits to power produced if one avoids worst-class impacts. The following types of biomass energy technologies are considered: ethanol and methanol from grains and residues (temperate zone); jojoba wax (semi-tropical); ethanol from sugar cane and root crops (tropics); and silviculture for methanol via gasification.

Gutschick, V.P.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of ERCC1 and XPF Protein Expression Using Quantitative Immunohistochemistry in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients Undergoing Curative Intent Treatment  

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Purpose: We sought to evaluate the prognostic/predictive value of ERCC1 and XPF in patients with nonmetastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with curative intent. Methods and Materials: ERCC1 and XPF protein expression was evaluated by immunofluorescence combined with automated quantitative analysis (AQUA) using the FL297 and 3F2 antibodies, respectively. ERCC1 and XPF protein expression levels were correlated with clinical outcomes. Results: Patient characteristics were as follows: mean age 52 years (range, 18-85 years), 67% male, 72% Karnofsky performance status (KPS) ?90%, World Health Organization (WHO) type 1/2/3 = 12%/28%/60%, stage III/IV 65%. With a median follow-up time of 50 months (range, 2.9 to 120 months), the 5-year overall survival (OS) was 70.8%. Median standardized nuclear AQUA scores were used as cutpoints for ERCC1 (n=138) and XPF (n=130) protein expression. Agreement between dichotomized ERCC1 and XPF scores was high at 79.4% (kappa = 0.587, P<.001). Neither biomarker predicted locoregional recurrence, DFS, or OS after adjustment for age and KPS, irrespective of stratification by stage, WHO type, or treatment. Conclusions: Neither ERCC1 nor XPF, analyzed by quantitative immunohistochemistry using the FL297 and 3F2 antibodies, was prognostic or predictive in this cohort of NPC patients.

Jagdis, Amanda [Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)] [Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Phan, Tien [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada) [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Klimowicz, Alexander C. [Department of Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada) [Department of Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Laskin, Janessa J. [Department of Medical Oncology, British Columbia Cancer Agency–Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) [Department of Medical Oncology, British Columbia Cancer Agency–Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Lau, Harold Y. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada) [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Petrillo, Stephanie K. [Functional Tissue Imaging Unit, Translational Research Laboratory, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada)] [Functional Tissue Imaging Unit, Translational Research Laboratory, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Siever, Jodi E. [Department of Biostatistics, Public Health Innovation and Decision Support Population and Public Health, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta (Canada)] [Department of Biostatistics, Public Health Innovation and Decision Support Population and Public Health, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Thomson, Thomas A. [Department of Pathology, British Columbia Cancer Agency–Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) [Department of Pathology, British Columbia Cancer Agency–Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Magliocco, Anthony M. [Department of Pathology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada) [Department of Pathology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Hao, Desirée, E-mail: Desiree.Hao@albertahealthservices.ab.ca [Department of Medical Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada) [Department of Medical Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Qualitative vs. quantitative data: Controls on the accuracy of PID field screening in petroleum contamination assessment applications  

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The use of photoionization detectors (PIDs) for field screening of soils for volatile organic contaminants has become a standard industry practice. PID screening data is generally utilized as a qualitative basis for selection of samples for laboratory analysis to quantify concentrations of specific contaminants of concern. Both qualitative field screening data and quantitative laboratory analytical data were reviewed for more than 100 hydrogeologic assessment sites in Ohio to evaluate controls on the effectiveness of field screening data. Assessment data evaluated was limited to sites at which the suspected contaminant source was a gasoline underground storage tanks system. In each case, a 10.0 eV (or greater) PID calibrated for benzene was used to screen soils which were analyzed for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) by SW 846 method 8020. Controls on field screening which were evaluated for each site included (1) soil classification, (2) soil moisture, (3) weather conditions, (4) background levels, (5) equipment quality, (6) screening methodology, and (7) laboratory QA/QC. Statistical data analysis predictably indicated a general overestimate of total BTEX levels based on field screening (gasoline is approximately 25 weight percent BTEX). However, data locally indicated cases of both significant (i.e., more than an order of magnitude difference) over- and under-estimation of actual BTEX concentrations (i.e., quantitative laboratory data) by field screening data.

Luessen, M.J.; Allex, M.K.; Holzel, F.R. [ATEC Associates Inc., Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A TEM quantitative evaluation of strengthening in an Mg-RE alloy reinforced with SiC  

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Magnesium alloys containing rare earth elements are known to have high specific strength, good creep and corrosion resistance up to 523 K. The addition of SiC ceramic particles strengthens the metal matrix composite resulting in better wear and creep resistance while maintaining good machinability. The role of the reinforcement particles in enhancing strength can be quantitatively evaluated using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). This paper presents a quantitative evaluation of the different strengthening contributions, determined through TEM inspections, in an SiC Mg-RE composite alloy containing yttrium, neodymium, gadolinium and dysprosium. Compression tests at temperatures ranging between 290 and 573 K were carried out. The microstructure strengthening mechanism was studied for all the compression conditions. Strengthening was compared to the mechanical results and the way the different contributions were combined is also discussed and justified. - Research Highlights: {yields} TEM yield strengthening terms evaluation on a Mg-RE SiC alloy. {yields} The evaluation has been extended to different compression temperature conditions. {yields} Linear and Quadratic sum has been proposed and validated. {yields} Hall-Petch was found to be the most prominent strengthening contributions.

Cabibbo, Marcello, E-mail: m.cabibbo@univpm.it; Spigarelli, Stefano

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative compositional analysis and strain study of InAs quantum wires with InGaAlAs barrier layers  

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Quantitative compositional analysis of InAs quantum wires deposited between In{sub 0.53}Ga{sub 0.37}Al{sub 0.1}As barrier layers grown on InP substrates was performed by electron energy loss spectrometry and energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry. An indium-rich region in the center of the wire, with decreasing indium concentration toward the interface with the barrier layers, was observed from indium concentration maps for individual quantum wires. 'Stripelike' contrast modulation was observed in diffraction contrast transmission electron microscope images of the In{sub 0.53}Ga{sub 0.37}Al{sub 0.1}As barrier layer immediately above the quantum wires. The contrast originated from indium compositional modulations in the upper barrier layer as confirmed by electron energy loss spectrometry and the modulation is attributed to the presence of an inhomogeneous elastic strain field generated by the buried quantum wires. These results suggest that quantitative analysis of the composition and strain distributions at very high spatial resolution provides insights necessary to further model the physical properties and to understand the growth of these nanostructures.

Cui, K. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Robertson, M. D. [Department of Physics, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6 (Canada); Robinson, B. J. [Center for Emerging Device Technologies, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Andrei, C. M. [Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Thompson, D. A. [Center for Emerging Device Technologies, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Botton, G. A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7 (Canada)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Label-Free Quantitative LC?MS Proteomics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Normally Aged Human Brains  

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Quantitative proteomics analysis of cortical samples of 10 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brains versus 10 normally aged brains was performed by following the accurate mass and time tag (AMT) approach with the high resolution LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometer. More than 1400 proteins were identified and quantitated. A conservative approach of selecting only the consensus results of four normalization methods was suggested and used. A total of 197 proteins were shown to be significantly differentially abundant (p-values <0.05, corrected for multiplicity of testing) in AD versus control brain samples. Thirty-seven of these proteins were reported as differentially abundant or modified in AD in previous proteomics and transcriptomics publications. The rest to the best of our knowledge are new. Mapping of the discovered proteins with bioinformatic tools revealed significant enrichment with differentially abundant proteins of pathways and processes known to be important in AD, including signal transduction, regulation of protein phosphorylation, immune response, cytoskeleton organization, lipid metabolism, energy production, and cell death.

Andreev, Victor P.; Petyuk, Vladislav A.; Brewer, Heather M.; Karpievitch, Yuliya; Xie, Fang; Clarke, Jennifer; Camp, David G.; Smith, Richard D.; Lieberman, Andrew P.; Albin, Roger L.; Nawaz, Zafar; Hokayem, Jimmy E.; Myers, Amanda J.

2012-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Genome anchored QTLs for biomass productivity in Hybrid Populus: Heterosis and detection across Contrasting Environments.  

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Traits related to biomass production were analyzed for the presence of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) in an interspecific F2 population derived from an outbred Populus trichocarpa P. deltoides parental cross. Three years of phenotypic data for stem growth traits (height and diameter) were collected from two parental, two F1 and 339 F2 trees in a clonal trial replicated both within and among two environmentally contrasting sites in the North American Pacific Northwest. A genetic linkage map comprised of 841 SSR, AFLP, and RAPD markers and phenotypic data from 310 progeny were used to identify genomic regions harboring QTL using the Multiple-QTL Model (MQM) package of the statistical program MapQTL 6. A total of twelve QTLs, nine putative and three suggestive, were identified with eight of these being identified at both sites in at least one experiment. Of these, three putative QTL BM-1, BM-2, BM-7, on LGs I, II, and XIV, respectively, were identified in all three years for both height and diameter. Two QTLs BM-2 and BM-7, on LG II and XIV, respectively, exhibited significant evidence of over-dominance in all three years for both traits. Conversely a QTL on BM-6 LG XIII exhibited out-breeding depression in two years for both height and diameter. The remaining nine QTLs showed difference levels of dominance and additive effects. Seven of the nine QTL were successfully anchored and QTL peak positions were estimated for each one on the P. trichocarpa genome assembly using flanking SSR markers with known physical positions positions. QTL BM-7 on LG XIV had been anchored on the genome assembly in a previous study, therefore eight QTLs identified in this study were assigned genome assembly positions. Physical distances encompassed by each QTL regions ranged from 1.3 to 8.8 Mb.

Muchero, Wellington [ORNL; Sewell, Mitchell [ORNL; Gunter, Lee E [ORNL; Tschaplinski, Timothy J [ORNL; Yin, Tongming [ORNL; DiFazio, Steven P [West Virginia University; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New measurements and quantitative analysis of electron backscattering in the energy range of neutron {beta}-decay  

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We report on the first detailed measurements of electron backscattering from plastic scintillator targets, extending our previous work on beryllium and silicon targets. The scintillator experiment posed several additional experimental challenges associated with charging of the scintillator target, and those challenges are addressed in detail. In addition, we quantitatively compare the energy and angular distributions of this data, and our previous data, with electron transport simulations based on the GEANT4 and PENELOPE Monte Carlo simulation codes. The PENELOPE simulation is found globally to give a superior description of the data. Such information is crucial for a broad array of weak-interaction physics experiments, where electron backscattering can give rise to the dominant detector-related systematic uncertainty.

Martin, J.W. [W.K. Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Physics Department, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9 (Canada); Yuan, J.; Betancourt, M.J.; Filippone, B.W.; Ito, T.M.; Plaster, B. [W.K. Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Hoedl, S.A. [CENPA, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Young, A.R. [North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (United States)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Chromatographic Determination of Dissolved Elemental Sulfur in the Non-aqueous Electrolyte for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries  

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A fast and reliable analytical method is reported for the quantitative determination of dissolved elemental sulfur in non-aqueous electrolytes for Li-S batteries. By using high performance liquid chromatography with a UV detector, the solubility of S in 12 different pure solvents and in 22 different electrolytes was determined. It was found that the solubility of elemental sulfur is dependent on the Lewis basicity, the polarity of solvents and the salt concentration in the electrolytes. In addition, the S content in the electrolyte recovered from a discharged Li-S battery was successfully determined by the proposed HPLC/UV method. Thus, the feasibility of the method to the online analysis for a Li-S battery is demonstrated. Interestingly, the S was found super-saturated in the electrolyte recovered from a discharged Li-S cell.

Zheng, Dong [Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Yang, Xiao-Qing [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Chemistry Dept.; Zhang, Xuran [Wuhan Univ. of Technology, Hubei (China); Dept. of Chemistry; Li, Chao [Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; McKinnon, Meaghan E. [Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Sadok, Rachel G. [Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Qu, Deyu [Wuhan Univ. of Technology, Hubei (China); Dept. of Chemistry; Yu, Xiqian [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Chemistry Dept.; Lee, Hung-Sui [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Chemistry Dept.; Qu, Deyang [Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UPDATE February 2012 - The Food Crises: Predictive validation of a quantitative model of food prices including speculators and ethanol conversion  

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Increases in global food prices have led to widespread hunger and social unrest---and an imperative to understand their causes. In a previous paper published in September 2011, we constructed for the first time a dynamic model that quantitatively agreed with food prices. Specifically, the model fit the FAO Food Price Index time series from January 2004 to March 2011, inclusive. The results showed that the dominant causes of price increases during this period were investor speculation and ethanol conversion. The model included investor trend following as well as shifting between commodities, equities and bonds to take advantage of increased expected returns. Here, we extend the food prices model to January 2012, without modifying the model but simply continuing its dynamics. The agreement is still precise, validating both the descriptive and predictive abilities of the analysis. Policy actions are needed to avoid a third speculative bubble that would cause prices to rise above recent peaks by the end of 2012.

Lagi, Marco; Bertrand, Karla Z; Bar-Yam, Yaneer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Quantitation of Sulfur Mustard By-Products, Sulfur-Containing Herbicides, and Organophosphonates in Soil and Concrete  

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Over the past fifty years, the facilities at Rocky Mountain Arsenal have been used for the manufacturing, bottling, and shipping sulfur- containing herbicides, sulfur mustard, and Sarin. There is a need for analytical methods capable of determining these constituents quickly to determine exactly how specific waste structural materials should be handled, treated, and landfilled.These species are extracted rapidly from heated samples of soil or crushed concrete using acetonitrile at elevated pressure, then analyzed using a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame photometric detector. Thiodiglycol, the major hydrolysis product of sulfur mustard, must be converted to a silylated derivative prior to quantitation. Detection limits, calculated using two statistically-unbiased protocols, ranged between 2-13 micrograms analyte/g soil or concrete.

Tomkins, B.A., Sega, G.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)], Macnaughton, S.J. [Microbial Insights, Inc., Rockford, TN (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

408

New Measurements and Quantitative Analysis of Electron Backscattering in the Energy Range of Neutron Beta-Decay  

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We report on the first detailed measurements of electron backscattering from plastic scintillator targets, extending our previous work on beryllium and silicon targets. The scintillator experiment posed several additional experimental challenges associated with charging of the scintillator target, and those challenges are addressed in detail. In addition, we quantitatively compare the energy and angular distributions of this data, and our previous data, with electron transport simulations based on the Geant4 and Penelope Monte Carlo simulation codes. The Penelope simulation is found globally to give a superior description of the data. Such information is crucial for a broad array of weak-interaction physics experiments, where electron backscattering can give rise to the dominant detector-related systematic uncertainty.

Martin, J W; Filippone, B W; Hoedl, S A; Ito, T M; Plaster, B; Young, A R; Yuan, J

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Measurements and Quantitative Analysis of Electron Backscattering in the Energy Range of Neutron Beta-Decay  

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We report on the first detailed measurements of electron backscattering from plastic scintillator targets, extending our previous work on beryllium and silicon targets. The scintillator experiment posed several additional experimental challenges associated with charging of the scintillator target, and those challenges are addressed in detail. In addition, we quantitatively compare the energy and angular distributions of this data, and our previous data, with electron transport simulations based on the Geant4 and Penelope Monte Carlo simulation codes. The Penelope simulation is found globally to give a superior description of the data. Such information is crucial for a broad array of weak-interaction physics experiments, where electron backscattering can give rise to the dominant detector-related systematic uncertainty.

J. W. Martin; J. Yuan; M. J. Betancourt; B. W. Filippone; S. A. Hoedl; T. M. Ito; B. Plaster; A. R. Young

2005-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Time- and space-resolved quantitative LIF measurements of formaldehyde in a heavy-duty diesel engine  

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Formaldehyde (CH{sub 2}O) is a characteristic species for the ignition phase of diesel-like fuels. As such, the spatio-temporal distribution of formaldehyde is an informative parameter in the study of the ignition event in internal combustion engines, especially for new combustion modes like homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI). This paper presents quantitative data on the CH{sub 2}O distribution around diesel and n-heptane fuel sprays in the combustion chamber of a commercial heavy-duty diesel engine. Excitation of the 4{sub 0}{sup 1} band (355 nm) as well as the 4{sub 0}{sup 1}2{sub 0}{sup 1} band (339 nm) is applied. We use quantitative, spectrally resolved laser-induced fluorescence, calibrated by means of formalin seeding, to distinguish the contribution from CH{sub 2}O to the signal from those of other species formed early in the combustion. Typically, between 40% and 100% of the fluorescence in the wavelength range considered characteristic for formaldehyde is in fact due to other species, but the latter are also related to the early combustion. Numerical simulation of a homogeneous reactor of n-heptane and air yields concentrations that are in reasonable agreement with the measurements. Formaldehyde starts to be formed at about 2 CA (crank angle degrees) before the rise in main heat release. There appears to be a rather localised CH{sub 2}O formation zone relatively close to the injector, out of which formaldehyde is transported downstream by the fuel jet. Once the hot combustion sets in, formaldehyde quickly disappears. (author)

Donkerbroek, A.J.; van Vliet, A.P.; Klein-Douwel, R.J.H.; Meerts, W.L.; ter Meulen, J.J. [Institute for Molecules and Materials, Applied Physics, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen (Netherlands); Somers, L.M.T.; Frijters, P.J.M. [Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Dam, N.J. [Institute for Molecules and Materials, Applied Physics, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen (Netherlands); Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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VHF EPR quantitation and speciation of organic sulfur in coal. Technical report, 1 March--31 May 1994  

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The existence of free electrons in coals` natural state offers a great attraction for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) analysis to aid in the study of the structure and composition of coal. This direct and non-destructive approach to coal analysis has been hindered by the problem of resolution using the conventional 9.5 GHz EPR spectrometers. In the past few years, the authors have developed techniques including W-band Very High Frequency EPR spectroscopy as a means of determining the quantity and structure of organic sulfur in native and desulfurized coals. The state-of-the-art 95 GHz (W-band) EPR spectrometer which they have constructed shows a well resolved spectrum including the interaction between unpaired electrons and the heteroatom like sulfur. The spectra also provide quantitative as well as qualitative information regarding different sulfur species. In this quarter, the authors have been concentrating their efforts on developing a new standard protocol in handling and preparing the coal samples for EPR measurements to provide a quantitative comparison between the EPR spectra of coal in the natural state and desulfurized. Sixteen new coal samples, both native and desulfurized, have been provided to us as well as to the University of Kentucky for analysis by XANES. These samples have been run in both laboratories. The results from these samples, which were kept in an oxygen-free environment, are compared to those of 10 previous samples, which were air-oxidized. Significant differences in the EPR spectra of air-oxidized and oxygen free samples are noted; results from Kentucky are not yet available. Desulfurized samples show a significant decrease in organic sulfur as measured by the VHF-EPR method.

Clarkson, R.B.; Belford, R.L.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vhf EPR quantitation and speciation of organic sulfur in coal. [Quarterly] technical report, December 1, 1993--February 28, 1994  

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The existence of free electrons in coals` natural site offers a great attraction for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) analysis to aid in the study of the structure and composition of coal. This direct and non-destructive approach to coal analysis has been hindered by the problem of resolution using the conventional 9.5 GHz EPR spectrometers. In the past few years, we have developed techniques including W-band Very High Frequency EPR spectroscopy as a means of determining the quantity and structure of organic sulfur in native and desulfurized coals. The state of the art 95 GHz (W-band) EPR spectrometer which we have constructed shows a well resolved spectrum including the interaction between unpaired electrons and the heteroatom like sulfur. The spectra also provide quantitative as well as qualitative information regarding different sulfur species. In collaboration with researchers at the University of Kentucky, we are also analyzing the result of desulfurization techniques on the presence of various sulfur species in coal. In the past, we have tried to synthesize various model compounds comparing their W-band spectra with other models, the predictions of theoretical models, and with the W-band spectra of coal specimens. In this quarter, we have been concentrating our efforts on developing a new standard protocol in handling and preparing the coal samples for EPR measurements to provide a quantitative comparison between the EPR spectra of coal in the natural state and desulfurized. Ten coal samples, both native and desulfurized, have been provided to us. These samples have been run in both laboratories. The simulation of coal EPR spectra has been carried out using several mathematical models. EPR results now are being compared with XANES data.

Clarkson, R.B.; Belford, R.I. [Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Quantitation of Ascorbic and Folic Acids in SRM 3280 Multivitamin/Multielement Tablets using Flow-Injection Tandem Mass Spectrometry  

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RATIONALE: Ascorbic acid (AA) and folic acid (FA) are water-soluble vitamins and are usually fortified in food and dietary supplements. For the safety of human health, proper intake of these vitamins is recommended. Improvement in the analysis time required for the quantitative determination of these vitamins in food and nutritional formulations is desired. METHODS: A simple and fast (~5 min) in-tube sample preparation was performed, independently for FA and AA, by mixing extraction solvent with a powdered sample aliquot followed by agitation, centrifugation, and filtration to recover an extract for analysis. Quantitative detection was achieved by flow-injection (1 L injection volume) electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS) in negative ion mode using the method of standard addition. RESULTS: Method of standard addition was employed for the quantitative estimation of each vitamin in a sample extract. At least 2 spiked and 1 non-spiked sample extract were injected in triplicate for each quantitative analysis. Given an injection-to-injection interval of approximately 2 min, about 18 min was required to complete the quantitative estimation of each vitamin. The concentration values obtained for the respective vitamins in the standard reference material (SRM) 3280 using this approach were within the statistical range of the certified values provided in the NIST Certificate of Analysis. The estimated limit of detections of FA and AA were 13 and 5.9 ng/g, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Flow-injection ESI-MS/MS was successfully applied for the rapid quantitation of FA and AA in SRM 3280 multivitamin/multielement tablets.

Bhandari, Deepak [ORNL] [ORNL; Kertesz, Vilmos [ORNL] [ORNL; Van Berkel, Gary J [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 34K SNP genotyping array for Populus trichocarpa: design, application to the study of natural populations and transferability to other Populus species  

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Genetic mapping of quantitative traits requires genotypic data for large numbers of markers in many individuals. Despite the declining costs of genotyping by sequencing, for most studies, the use of large SNP genotyping arrays still offers the most cost-effective solution for large-scale targeted genotyping. Here we report on the design and performance of a SNP genotyping array for Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood). This genotyping array was designed with SNPs pre-ascertained in 34 wild accessions covering most of the species range. Due to the rapid decay of linkage disequilibrium in P. trichocarpa we adopted a candidate gene approach to the array design that resulted in the selection of 34,131 SNPs, the majority of which are located in, or within 2 kb, of 3,543 candidate genes. A subset of the SNPs (539) was selected based on patterns of variation among the SNP discovery accessions. We show that more than 95% of the loci produce high quality genotypes and that the genotyping error rate for these is likely below 2%, indicating that high-quality data are generated with this array. We demonstrate that even among small numbers of samples (n=10) from local populations over 84% of loci are polymorphic. We also tested the applicability of the array to other species in the genus and found that due to ascertainment bias the number of polymorphic loci decreases rapidly with genetic distance, with the largest numbers detected in other species in section Tacamahaca (P. balsamifera and P. angustifolia). Finally, we provide evidence for the utility of the array for intraspecific studies of genetic differentiation and for species assignment and the detection of natural hybrids.

Geraldes, Armando [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Hannemann, Jan [University of Victoria, Canada; Grassa, Chris [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Farzaneh, Nima [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Porth, Ilga [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; McKown, Athena [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Skyba, Oleksandr [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Li, Eryang [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Mike, Fujita [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Friedmann, Michael [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Wasteneys, Geoffrey [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Guy, Robert [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; El-Kassaby, Yousry [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Mansfield, Shawn [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Cronk, Quentin [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Ehlting, Juergen [University of Victoria, Canada; Douglas, Carl [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; DiFazio, Stephen P [West Virginia University, Morgantown; Slavov, Gancho [West Virginia University, Morgantown; Ranjan, Priya [ORNL; Muchero, Wellington [ORNL; Gunter, Lee E [ORNL; Wymore, Ann [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; Martin, Joel [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Schackwitz, Wendy [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Pennacchio, Christa [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Rokhsar, Daniel [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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a2 mating-type locus: Topics by E-print Network  

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Main Outcome Measures: We analyzed 380 micro- satellite markers and conducted linkage analysis Boyer, Edmond 32 Regression-Based Multivariate Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping...

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alder alnus acuminata: Topics by E-print Network  

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fixation in the watershed soils and the associated N flux to the lake Hu, Feng Sheng 10 Multivariate analysis of allozymic and quantitative trait variation in Alnus rubra...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aerobic deterioration influences Sample...  

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is a quantitative trait influenced... ; thus, axiomatically the efficiency of aerobic energy transfer is pivotal to cellular metabolism... by the inter- action of multiple genetic...

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Quantitative Analysis of Solar Technologies For Net-Zero Design Affordable Homes Research Group, School of Architecture, McGill University  

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Cost per Watt (U.S.) Mono-crystalline - thick modular panels on roof, walls or separate structure 17Quantitative Analysis of Solar Technologies For Net-Zero Design Affordable Homes Research Group PRINCIPLES & RESULTS CONCLUSIONS Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Production Water-Based Solar Thermal Collectors Air

Barthelat, Francois

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A quantitative conduction model for a low-resistance nonalloyed ohmic contact structure utilizing low-temperature-grown GaAs  

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A quantitative conduction model for a low-resistance nonalloyed ohmic contact structure utilizing properties of this material. The specific contact resistance is then calculated using an analytic expression for tunneling conduction through an equivalent uniformly doped Schottky barrier. The model has been used to fit

Woodall, Jerry M.

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Quantitative comparison of processes of oil-and water-based mud-filtrate invasion and corresponding effects on borehole resistivity measurements  

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for hydrocarbon exploration and production, drilling fluids sustain a pressure higher than that of formationQuantitative comparison of processes of oil- and water-based mud-filtrate invasion-filtrate invasion on borehole resistivity measurements. We simulate the process of mud-fil- trate invasion

Torres-Verdín, Carlos

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Quantitative 3-D Elemental Mapping by LA-ICP-MS of a Basaltic Clast from the Hanford 300 Area, Washington, USA  

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Quantitative 3-D Elemental Mapping by LA-ICP-MS of a Basaltic Clast from the Hanford 300 Area collected from the Hanford 300 Area in south-central Washington State, United States. A calibration method and riparian quality in many locations, most notably at the Hanford, Savannah River, Oak Ridge, and Nevada Test

Hu, Qinhong "Max"

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Volumes of certain loci of polynomials and their applicatoins  

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To prove that a polynomial is nonnegative on Rn, one can try to show that it is a sum of squares of polynomials (SOS). The latter problem is now known to be reducible to a semi-definite programming (SDP) computation that is much faster than...

Sethuraman, Swaminathan

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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arthritis susceptibility loci: Topics by E-print Network  

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into an algorithm with clinical variables, independently associated with lung cancer in multivariate analysis, modest discrimination is possible on receiver operator curve...

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TECHNICAL NOTE Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in two  

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(SFE). Non-native jellyfish and other hydroids can have severe effects on the ecosystems they invade directly affect fish populations by devouring massive quantities of eggs and larvae and decreasing fish et al. 2005). The brackish water hydrozomedusae studied herein are novel predators in the SFE and

May, Bernie

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Mapping autism risk loci using genetic linkage and chromosomal rearrangements  

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Frigge, M.L. & Kong, A. Allegro, a new computer program forby using MERLIN46 and ALLEGRO 48 from tag SNPs. We found

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Monitoring for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Using Double-Difference Waveform Inversion with Spatially-Variant Total-Variation Regularization  

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Double-difference waveform inversion is a promising tool for quantitative monitoring for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). The method uses time-lapse seismic data to jointly inverts for reservoir changes. Due to the ill-posedness of waveform inversion, it is a great challenge to obtain reservoir changes accurately and efficiently, particularly when using timelapse seismic reflection data. To improve reconstruction, we develop a spatially-variant total-variation regularization scheme into double-difference waveform inversion to improve the inversion accuracy and robustness. The new regularization scheme employs different regularization parameters in different regions of the model to obtain an optimal regularization in each area. We compare the results obtained using a spatially-variant parameter with those obtained using a constant regularization parameter. Utilizing a spatially-variant regularization scheme, the target monitoring regions are well reconstructed and the image noise is significantly reduced outside the monitoring regions. Our numerical examples demonstrate that the spatially-variant total-variation regularization scheme provides the flexibility to regularize local regions based on the a priori spatial information without increasing computational costs and the computer memory requirement.

Lin, Youzuo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Huang, Lianjie [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zhang, Zhigang [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative analysis of the effects of strain-state on the microstructure and J{sub c} of BSCCO tapes  

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After considerable optimization efforts, conventional thermomechanical processing of long, high temperature superconductors has not produced critical current densities (J{sub c}) adequate for most liquid nitrogen temperature applications. New approaches are needed to improve the J{sub c} of superconducting tape produced by co-deforming a ductile silver sheath containing the superconducting oxide using the powder-in-tube process. This study investigates improvements in J{sub c} generated by modifying the strain-state during rolling of silver-sheathed Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+x} (BSCCO-2223) tape using quantitative image analysis of the different phases. Pure compression and combined compression-shear loading was achieved by embedding BSCCO-2223 tapes at different locations within thick steel blocks. High hydrostatic compressive stress was imposed by confining the tape width. Tapes deformed with combined shear-compression exhibited measurably higher J{sub c} values than tapes subjected to pure compression, but their microstructures showed little difference in the amount of nonconducting (including porosity) phase content. However, constraining the tape width resulted in the most significant increase in J{sub c} which corresponded to a much lower porosity and nonconducting phase volume in the oxide near the tape edge.

Blumenthal, W.R.; Zhu, Y.T.; Sebring, R.J.; Lowe, T.C. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.; Asaro, R.J. [Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States). Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

THE EVOLUTION OF SOLAR FLUX FROM 0.1 nm TO 160 {mu}m: QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATES FOR PLANETARY STUDIES  

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Understanding changes in the solar flux over geologic time is vital for understanding the evolution of planetary atmospheres because it affects atmospheric escape and chemistry, as well as climate. We describe a numerical parameterization for wavelength-dependent changes to the non-attenuated solar flux appropriate for most times and places in the solar system. We combine data from the Sun and solar analogs to estimate enhanced UV and X-ray fluxes for the young Sun and use standard solar models to estimate changing visible and infrared fluxes. The parameterization, a series of multipliers relative to the modern top of the atmosphere flux at Earth, is valid from 0.1 nm through the infrared, and from 0.6 Gyr through 6.7 Gyr, and is extended from the solar zero-age main sequence to 8.0 Gyr subject to additional uncertainties. The parameterization is applied to a representative modern day flux, providing quantitative estimates of the wavelength dependence of solar flux for paleodates relevant to the evolution of atmospheres in the solar system (or around other G-type stars). We validate the code by Monte Carlo analysis of uncertainties in stellar age and flux, and with comparisons to the solar proxies {kappa}{sup 1} Cet and EK Dra. The model is applied to the computation of photolysis rates on the Archean Earth.

Claire, Mark W. [School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Sheets, John; Meadows, Victoria S. [Virtual Planetary Laboratory and Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Cohen, Martin [Radio Astronomy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States); Ribas, Ignasi [Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Facultat de Ciencies, Torre C5 parell, 2a pl, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Catling, David C., E-mail: M.Claire@uea.ac.uk [Virtual Planetary Laboratory and Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

429

D-Factor: A Quantitative Model of Application Slow-Down in Multi-Resource Shared Systems  

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Scheduling multiple jobs onto a platform enhances system utilization by sharing resources. The benefits from higher resource utilization include reduced cost to construct, operate, and maintain a system, which often include energy consumption. Maximizing these benefits comes at a price - resource contention among jobs increases job completion time. In this paper, we analyze slow-downs of jobs due to contention for multiple resources in a system; referred to as dilation factor. We observe that multiple-resource contention creates non-linear dilation factors of jobs. From this observation, we establish a general quantitative model for dilation factors of jobs in multi-resource systems. A job is characterized by a vector-valued loading statistics and dilation factors of a job set are given by a quadratic function of their loading vectors. We demonstrate how to systematically characterize a job, maintain the data structure to calculate the dilation factor (loading matrix), and calculate the dilation factor of each job. We validate the accuracy of the model with multiple processes running on a native Linux server, virtualized servers, and with multiple MapReduce workloads co-scheduled in a cluster. Evaluation with measured data shows that the D-factor model has an error margin of less than 16%. We also show that the model can be integrated with an existing on-line scheduler to minimize the makespan of workloads.

Lim, Seung-Hwan [ORNL] [ORNL; Huh, Jae-Seok [ORNL] [ORNL; Kim, Youngjae [ORNL] [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL] [ORNL; Das, Chita [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA] [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Quantitative luminescence imaging system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The QLIS images and quantifies low-level chemiluminescent reactions in an electromagnetic field. It is capable of real time nonperturbing measurement and simultaneous recording of many biochemical and chemical reactions such as luminescent immunoassays or enzyme assays. The system comprises image transfer optics, a low-light level digitizing camera with image intensifying microchannel plates, an image process or, and a control computer. The image transfer optics may be a fiber image guide with a bend, or a microscope, to take the light outside of the RF field. Output of the camera is transformed into a localized rate of cumulative digitalized data or enhanced video display or hard-copy images. The system may be used as a luminescent microdosimetry device for radiofrequency or microwave radiation, as a thermal dosimeter, or in the dosimetry of ultra-sound (sonoluminescence) or ionizing radiation. It provides a near-real-time system capable of measuring the extremely low light levels from luminescent reactions in electromagnetic fields in the areas of chemiluminescence assays and thermal microdosimetry, and is capable of near-real-time imaging of the sample to allow spatial distribution analysis of the reaction. It can be used to instrument three distinctly different irradiation configurations, comprising (1) RF waveguide irradiation of a small Petri-dish-shaped sample cell, (2) RF irradiation of samples in a microscope for the microscopie imaging and measurement, and (3) RF irradiation of small to human body-sized samples in an anechoic chamber.

Erwin, David N. (San Antonio, TX); Kiel, Johnathan L. (San Antonio, TX); Batishko, Charles R. (West Richland, WA); Stahl, Kurt A. (Richland, WA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Quantitative luminescence imaging system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The QLIS images and quantifies low-level chemiluminescent reactions in an electromagnetic field. It is capable of real time nonperturbing measurement and simultaneous recording of many biochemical and chemical reactions such as luminescent immunoassays or enzyme assays. The system comprises image transfer optics, a low-light level digitizing camera with image intensifying microchannel plates, an image process or, and a control computer. The image transfer optics may be a fiber image guide with a bend, or a microscope, to take the light outside of the RF field. Output of the camera is transformed into a localized rate of cumulative digitalized data or enhanced video display or hard-copy images. The system may be used as a luminescent microdosimetry device for radiofrequency or microwave radiation, as a thermal dosimeter, or in the dosimetry of ultra-sound (sonoluminescence) or ionizing radiation. It provides a near-real-time system capable of measuring the extremely low light levels from luminescent reactions in electromagnetic fields in the areas of chemiluminescence assays and thermal microdosimetry, and is capable of near-real-time imaging of the sample to allow spatial distribution analysis of the reaction. It can be used to instrument three distinctly different irradiation configurations, comprising (1) RF waveguide irradiation of a small Petri-dish-shaped sample cell, (2) RF irradiation of samples in a microscope for the microscopic imaging and measurement, and (3) RF irradiation of small to human body-sized samples in an anechoic chamber. 22 figs.

Erwin, D.N.; Kiel, J.L.; Batishko, C.R.; Stahl, K.A.

1990-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

432

Leadership In Quantitative Excellence  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

:10-10:50 Robert Frey Director, Stony Brook University "Modeling Arbitrage Strategies" 10:50-11:30 Julia Belford Keim John B. Neff Professor of Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania "Trading

Frey, Robert J.

433

Triaxially deformed relativistic point-coupling model for $?$ hypernuclei: a quantitative analysis of hyperon impurity effect on nuclear collective properties  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The impurity effect of hyperon on atomic nuclei has received a renewed interest in nuclear physics since the first experimental observation of appreciable reduction of $E2$ transition strength in low-lying states of hypernucleus $^{7}_\\Lambda$Li. Many more data on low-lying states of $\\Lambda$ hypernuclei will be measured soon for $sd$-shell nuclei, providing good opportunities to study the $\\Lambda$ impurity effect on nuclear low-energy excitations. We carry out a quantitative analysis of $\\Lambda$ hyperon impurity effect on the low-lying states of $sd$-shell nuclei at the beyond-mean-field level based on a relativistic point-coupling energy density functional (EDF), considering that the $\\Lambda$ hyperon is injected into the lowest positive-parity ($\\Lambda_s$) and negative-parity ($\\Lambda_p$) states. We adopt a triaxially deformed relativistic mean-field (RMF) approach for hypernuclei and calculate the $\\Lambda$ binding energies of hypernuclei as well as the potential energy surfaces (PESs) in $(\\beta, \\gamma)$ deformation plane. We also calculate the PESs for the $\\Lambda$ hypernuclei with good quantum numbers using a microscopic particle rotor model (PRM) with the same relativistic EDF. The triaxially deformed RMF approach is further applied in order to determine the parameters of a five-dimensional collective Hamiltonian (5DCH) for the collective excitations of triaxially deformed core nuclei. Taking $^{25,27}_{\\Lambda}$Mg and $^{31}_{\\Lambda}$Si as examples, we analyse the impurity effects of $\\Lambda_s$ and $\\Lambda_p$ on the low-lying states of the core nuclei...

W. X. Xue; J. M. Yao; K. Hagino; Z. P. Li; H. Mei; Y. Tanimura

2015-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

434

Nondestructive 3D confocal laser imaging with deconvolution of seven whole stardust tracks with complementary XRF and quantitative analysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We present a nondestructive 3D system for analysis of whole Stardust tracks, using a combination of Laser Confocal Scanning Microscopy and synchrotron XRF. 3D deconvolution is used for optical corrections, and results of quantitative analyses of several tracks are presented. The Stardust mission to comet Wild 2 trapped many cometary and ISM particles in aerogel, leaving behind 'tracks' of melted silica aerogel on both sides of the collector. Collected particles and their tracks range in size from submicron to millimeter scale. Interstellar dust collected on the obverse of the aerogel collector is thought to have an average track length of {approx}15 {micro}m. It has been our goal to perform a total non-destructive 3D textural and XRF chemical analysis on both types of tracks. To that end, we use a combination of Laser Confocal Scanning Microscopy (LCSM) and X Ray Florescence (XRF) spectrometry. Utilized properly, the combination of 3D optical data and chemical data provides total nondestructive characterization of full tracks, prior to flattening or other destructive analysis methods. Our LCSM techniques allow imaging at 0.075 {micro}m/pixel, without the use of oil-based lenses. A full textural analysis on track No.82 is presented here as well as analysis of 6 additional tracks contained within 3 keystones (No.128, No.129 and No.140). We present a method of removing the axial distortion inherent in LCSM images, by means of a computational 3D Deconvolution algorithm, and present some preliminary experiments with computed point spread functions. The combination of 3D LCSM data and XRF data provides invaluable information, while preserving the integrity of the samples for further analysis. It is imperative that these samples, the first extraterrestrial solids returned since the Apollo era, be fully mapped nondestructively in 3D, to preserve the maximum amount of information prior to other, destructive analysis.

Greenberg, M.; Ebel, D.S. (AMNH)

2009-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

435

Quantitative Analysis of Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine ("Tetramine") Spiked into Beverages by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry with Validation by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine, commonly known as tetramine, is a highly neurotoxic rodenticide (human oral LD{sub 50} = 0.1 mg/kg) used in hundreds of deliberate food poisoning events in China. Here we describe a method for quantitation of tetramine spiked into beverages, including milk, juice, tea, cola, and water and cleaned up by C8 solid phase extraction and liquid-liquid extraction. Quantitation by high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) was based upon fragmentation of m/z 347 to m/z 268. The method was validated by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) operated in SIM mode for ions m/z 212, 240, and 360. The limit of quantitation was 0.10 {micro}g/mL by LC/MS/MS versus 0.15 {micro}g/mL for GC/MS. Fortifications of the beverages at 2.5 {micro}g/mL and 0.25 {micro}g/mL were recovered ranging from 73-128% by liquid-liquid extraction for GC/MS analysis, 13-96% by SPE and 10-101% by liquid-liquid extraction for LC/MS/MS analysis.

Owens, J; Hok, S; Alcaraz, A; Koester, C

2008-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

436

Imaging and quantitative data acquisition of biological cell walls with Atomic Force Microscopy and Scanning Acoustic Microscopy  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This chapter demonstrates the feasibility of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and High Frequency Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (HF-SAM) as tools to characterize biological tissues. Both the AFM and the SAM have shown to provide imaging (with different resolution) and quantitative elasticity measuring abilities. Plant cell walls with minimal disturbance and under conditions of their native state have been examined with these two kinds of microscopy. After descriptions of both the SAM and AFM, their special features and the typical sample preparation is discussed. The sample preparation is focused here on epidermal peels of onion scales and celery epidermis cells which were sectioned for the AFM to visualize the inner surface (closest to the plasma membrane) of the outer epidermal wall. The nm-wide cellulose microfibrils orientation and multilayer structure were clearly observed. The microfibril orientation and alignment tend to be more organized in older scales compared with younger scales. The onion epidermis cell wall was also used as a test analog to study cell wall elasticity by the AFM nanoindentation and the SAM V(z) feature. The novelty in this work was to demonstrate the capability of these two techniques to analyze isolated, single layered plant cell walls in their natural state. AFM nanoindentation was also used to probe the effects of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), and calcium ion treatment to modify pectin networks in cell walls. The results suggest a significant modulus increase in the calcium ion treatment and a slight decrease in EDTA treatment. To complement the AFM measurements, the HF-SAM was used to obtain the V(z) signatures of the onion epidermis. These measurements were focused on documenting the effect of pectinase enzyme treatment. The results indicate a significant change in the V(z) signature curves with time into the enzyme treatment. Thus AFM and HF-SAM open the door to a systematic nondestructive structure and mechanical property study of complex biological cell walls. A unique feature of this approach is that both microscopes allow the biological samples to be examined in their natural fluid (water) environment.

Tittmann, B. R. [Penn State; Xi, X. [Penn State

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Implications of CT noise and artifacts for quantitative {sup 99m}Tc SPECT/CT imaging  

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Purpose: This paper evaluates the effects of computed tomography (CT) image noise and artifacts on quantitative single-photon emission computed-tomography (SPECT) imaging, with the aim of establishing an appropriate range of CT acquisition parameters for low-dose protocols with respect to accurate SPECT attenuation correction (AC). Methods: SPECT images of two geometric and one anthropomorphic phantom were reconstructed iteratively using CT scans acquired at a range of dose levels (CTDI{sub vol} = 0.4 to 46 mGy). Resultant SPECT image quality was evaluated by comparing mean signal, background noise, and artifacts to SPECT images reconstructed using the highest dose CT for AC. Noise injection was performed on linear-attenuation (?) maps to determine the CT noise threshold for accurate AC. Results: High levels of CT noise (? ? 200–400 HU) resulted in low ?-maps noise (? ? 1%–3%). Noise levels greater than ?10% in 140 keV ?-maps were required to produce visibly perceptible increases of ?15% in {sup 99m}Tc SPECT images. These noise levels would be achieved at low CT dose levels (CTDI{sub vol} = 4 ?Gy) that are over 2 orders of magnitude lower than the minimum dose for diagnostic CT scanners. CT noise could also lower (bias) the expected ? values. The relative error in reconstructed SPECT signal trended linearly with the relative shift in ?. SPECT signal was, on average, underestimated in regions corresponding with beam-hardening artifacts in CT images. Any process that has the potential to change the CT number of a region by ?100 HU (e.g., misregistration between CT images and SPECT images due to motion, the presence of contrast in CT images) could introduce errors in ?{sub 140} {sub keV} on the order of 10%, that in turn, could introduce errors on the order of ?10% into the reconstructed {sup 99m}Tc SPECT image. Conclusions: The impact of CT noise on SPECT noise was demonstrated to be negligible for clinically achievable CT parameters. Because CT dose levels that affect SPECT quantification is low (CTDI{sub vol} ? 4 ?Gy), the low dose limit for the CT exam as part of SPECT/CT will be guided by CT image quality requirements for anatomical localization and artifact reduction. A CT technique with higher kVp in combination with lower mAs is recommended when low-dose CT images are used for AC to minimize beam-hardening artifacts.

Hulme, K. W.; Kappadath, S. C., E-mail: skappadath@mdanderson.org [Department of Imaging Physics, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 and The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

438

An updated object oriented bovine QTL viewer and genome-wide bovine meta-analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and haplotype blocks have been produced by the Bovine HapMap Project. Furthermore, many agriculturally significant traits in cattle such as milk yield and carcass weight are measured on a quantitative scale and have been genetically mapped as quantitative trait...

Salih, Hanni

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

439

Textures in Strip-Cast Aluminum Alloys: Their On-Line Monitoring and Quantitative Effects on Formability. Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Aluminum sheets produced by continuous casting (CC) provide energy and economic savings of at least 25 and 14 percent, respectively, over sheets made from conventional direct chill (DC) ingot casting and rolling. As a result of the much simpler production route in continuous casting, however, the formability of CC aluminum alloys is often somewhat inferior to that of their DC counterparts. The mechanical properties of CC alloys can be improved by controlling their microstructure through optimal thermomechanical processing. Suitable annealing is an important means to improve the formability of CC aluminum alloy sheets. Recrystallization of deformed grains occurs during annealing, and it changes the crystallographic texture of the aluminum sheet. Laboratory tests in this project showed that this texture change can be detected by either laser-ultrasound resonance spectroscopy or resonance EMAT (electromagnetic acoustic transducer) spectroscopy, and that monitoring this change allows the degree of recrystallization or the ''recrystallized fraction'' in an annealed sheet to be ascertained. Through a plant trial conducted in May 2002, this project further demonstrated that it is feasible to monitor the recrystallized state of a continuous-cast aluminum sheet in-situ on the production line by using a laser-ultrasound sensor. When used in conjunction with inline annealing, inline monitoring of the recrystallized fraction by laser-ultrasound resonance spectroscopy offers the possibility of feed-back control that helps optimize processing parameters (e.g., annealing temperature), detect production anomalies, ensure product quality, and further reduce production costs of continuous-cast aluminum alloys. Crystallographic texture strongly affects the mechanical anisotropy/formability of metallic sheets. Clarification of the quantitative relationship between texture and anisotropy/formability of an aluminum alloy will render monitoring and control of its texture during the sheet production process even more meaningful. The present project included a study to determine how the anisotropic plastic behavior of a continuous-cast AA 5754 aluminum alloy depends on quantifiable texture coefficients. Formulae which show explicitly the effects of texture on the directional dependence of the q-value (a formability parameter) and of the uniaxial flow stress, respectively, were derived. Measurements made on a batch of as-received AA 5754 hot band and its O-temper counterpart corroborate the validity of these formulae. On the other hand, these measurements also indicate that some microstructure(s) other than texture could play a significant role in the plastic anisotropy of the AA 5754 alloy. For the q-value of a set of O-temper samples of this alloy, the additional microstructure that affects plastic anisotropy was shown to be grain shape. A formula that captures both the effects of crystallographic texture and grain shape on the q-value of the O-temper material was derived. A simple quadratic plastic potential that delivers this q-value formula was written down. Verification of the adequacy of this plastic potential, however, requires further investigations.

Man, Chi-Sing

2003-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

440

Development of a Multiplexed, Bead-Based Assessment Tool for Rapid Identification and Quantitation of Microorganisms in Field Samples. Final Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This was the final report for DOE NABIR grant DE-FG02-01ER63264 (PI Mary Lowe). The grant was entitled ''Development of a Multiplexed Bead-Based Assessment Tool for Rapid Identification and Quantitation of Microorganisms in Field Samples.'' The grant duration was one year. The purpose was to develop a bead-based assay for measuring analyte DNAs in environmental PCR products and to apply the method to a field experiment. The primary experiment was located at the UMTRA Old Rifle site.

Lowe, M.; Halden, R.

2002-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Identification of specific isomers of PCDD contaminants in environmental soils generated from the incineration of waste cables and their quantitative analysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this study, a series of PCDDs emitted to the surrounding soil as the result of incineration of waste cables have been identified. PCDD contaminants were concentrated from soil samples and isolated from other materials by chromatographic methods. PCDD isomers were identified separately by column chromatography utilizing column packed with materials such as Kieselgel/44 vol.% H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}. Macro Alumina B Super 1, Mix Column, Bio Beads S-X3, Alumina B Super 1 + Kieselgel/AgNO{sub 3} and their quantitative determinations were performed by GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy).

Pehlivan, M.; Beduek, A.D. [Selcuk Univ., Konya (Turkey)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

An elusive species with many different traits.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-Pase detection of HSOH: Synthesis by Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of ditert-butyl-sulfoxide and rotational- torsional

Giesen, Thomas

443

Molecular mechanisms controlling complex traits in yeast  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A fundamental goal in biology is to understand how the information stored in DNA results in a cellular function. However, it is insufficient to study one variant of a particular DNA sequence because most people do not share ...

Chin, Brian L. (Brian Leland)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Method for quantitative determination and separation of trace amounts of chemical elements in the presence of large quantities of other elements having the same atomic mass  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Photoionization via autoionizing atomic levels combined with conventional mass spectroscopy provides a technique for quantitative analysis of trace quantities of chemical elements in the presence of much larger amounts of other elements with substantially the same atomic mass. Ytterbium samples smaller than 10 ng have been detected using an ArF* excimer laser which provides the atomic ions for a time-of-flight mass spectrometer. Elemental selectivity of greater than 5:1 with respect to lutetium impurity has been obtained. Autoionization via a single photon process permits greater photon utilization efficiency because of its greater absorption cross section than bound-free transitions, while maintaining sufficient spectroscopic structure to allow significant photoionization selectivity between different atomic species. Separation of atomic species from others of substantially the same atomic mass is also described.

Miller, C.M.; Nogar, N.S.

1982-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

445

Quantitation of fungal mRNAs in complex substrates by reverse transciption pcr and its application to Phanerochaete chrysosporium-colonized soil  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Thorough analysis of fungi in complex substrates has been hampered by inadequate experimental tools for assessing physiological activity and estimating biomass. We report a method for the quantitative assessment of specific fungal mRNAs in soil. The method was applied to complex gene families of Phanerochaete chrysosporium, a white-rot fungus widely used in studies of organopollutant degradation. Among the genes implicated in pollutant degradation, two closely related lignin peroxidase transcripts were detected in soil. The pattern of lignin peroxidase gene expression was unexpected; certain transcripts abundant in defined cultures were not detected in soil cultures. Transcripts encoding cellobiohydrolases and{beta}-tubulin were also detected. The method will aid in defining the roles of specific genes in complex biological processes such as organopollutant degradation, developing strategies for strain improvement, and identifying specific fungi in environmental samples. 45 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Lamar, R.T.; Schoenike, B.; Dietrich, D.M. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)] [and others

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the US Department of Energy Integrated Safety Process (SS-21) for Nuclear Explosive Operations using quantitative hazard analysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the US Department of Energy Integrated Safety Process or ``Seamless Safety (SS-21)`` program for reducing risk associated with nuclear explosive operations. A key element in the Integrated Safety Process is the use of hazard assessment techniques to evaluate process design changes in parallel or concurrently with process design and development. This concurrent hazard assessment method recently was employed for the B61-0, 2 & 5 and W69 nuclear explosive dismantlement activities. This paper reviews the SS-21 hazard assessment process and summarizes the results of the concurrent hazard assessments performed for the B61 and W69 dismantlement programs. Comparisons of quantitative hazard assessment results before and after implementation of the SS-21 design process shed light on the effectiveness of the SS-21 program for achieving risk reduction.

Fischer, S.R.; Konkel, H.; Bott, T.; Eisenhawer, S.; Auflick, J.; Houghton, K.; Maloney, K.; DeYoung, L.; Wilson, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)]|[Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Quantitative Site-specific Reactivity Profiling of S-Nitrosylation in Mouse Skeletal Muscle Using Cysteinyl Peptide Enrichment Coupled with Mass Spectrometry  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

S-nitrosylation (SNO) is an important reversible thiol oxidation event that has been increasingly recognized for its role in cell signaling. While many proteins susceptible to S-nitrosylation have been reported, site-specific identification of physiologically relevant SNO modifications remains an analytical challenge due to the low-abundance and labile nature of the modification. Herein we present further improvement and optimization of the recently reported, resin-assisted cysteinyl peptide enrichment protocol for SNO identification and the extension of this application to mouse skeletal muscle to identify specific sites sensitive to S-nitrosylation by quantitative reactivity profiling. The results of our data indicate that the protein- and peptide-level enrichment protocols provide comparable specificity and coverage of SNO-peptide identifications. S-nitrosylation reactivity profiling was performed by quantitatively comparing the site-specific SNO modification levels in samples treated with S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), an NO donor, at two different physiologically relevant concentrations (i.e., 10 ?M and 100 ?M). The reactivity profiling experiments overall identified 489 SNO-modified cysteine sites from 197 proteins with the specificity of 95.2% at the unique-peptide-level based on the percentage of Cys-peptides. Among these sites, 260 sites from 135 proteins were observed with relatively high reactivity to S-nitrosylation; such SNO-sensitive sites are more likely to be physiologically relevant. Many of the SNO-sensitive proteins are preferentially localized in mitochondria, contractile fiber and actin cytoskeleton, suggesting the susceptibility of these subcellular compartments to redox regulation. Moreover, the SNO-sensitive proteins seem to be primarily involved in metabolic pathways, including TCA cycle, glycolysis/gluconeogenesis, glutathione metabolism, and fatty acid metabolism, suggesting the importance of redox regulation in muscle metabolism and insulin action.

Su, Dian; Shukla, Anil K.; Chen, Baowei; Kim, Jong Seo; Nakayasu, Ernesto S.; Qu, Yi; Aryal, Uma K.; Weitz, Karl K.; Clauss, Therese RW; Monroe, Matthew E.; Camp, David G.; Bigelow, Diana J.; Smith, Richard D.; Kulkarni, Rohit N.; Qian, Weijun

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Final technical report for project titled Quantitative Characterization of Cell Aggregation/Adhesion as Predictor for Distribution and Transport of Microorganisms in Subsurface Environment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This project aims to explore and develop enabling methodology and techniques for nano-scale characterization of microbe cell surface contact mechanics, interactions and adhesion quantities that allow for identification and quantification of indicative properties related to microorganism migration and transport behavior in porous media and in subsurface environments. Microbe transport has wide impact and therefore is of great interest in various environmental applications such as in situ or enhanced subsurface bioremediation,filtration processes for water and wastewater treatments and protection of drinking water supplies. Although great progress has been made towards understanding the identities and activities of these microorganisms in the subsurface, to date, little is known of the mechanisms that govern the mobility and transport of microorganisms in DOE’s contaminated sites, making the outcomes of in situ natural attenuation or contaminant stability enhancement unpredictable. Conventionally, movement of microorganisms was believed to follows the rules governing solute (particle) transport. However, recent studies revealed that cell surface properties, especially those pertaining to cell attachment/adhesion and aggregation behavior, can cause the microbe behavior to deviate from non-viable particles and hence greatly influence the mobility and distribution of microorganisms in porous media.This complexity highlights the need to obtain detailed information of cell-cell and cell-surface interactions in order to improve and refine the conceptual and quantitative model development for fate and transport of microorganisms and contaminant in subsurface. Traditional cell surface characterization methods are not sufficient to fully predict the deposition rates and transport behaviors of microorganism observed. A breakthrough of methodology that would allow for quantitative and molecular-level description of intrinsic cell surface properties indicative for cell-surface interactions is essential for the field. To tackle this, we have developed a number of new Bio-nanomechanical techniques, including reflection interference contrast microscopy (RICM) and bio-AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy), for cell adhesion-detachment measurement of the long-range surface interactions, in combination with mathematical modeling, which would allow us to characterize the mechanical behavior from single cell to multi-cell aggregate, critical thresholds for large scale coaggregation and transportation of cells and aggregates in the presence of long range inter-surface forces etc. Although some technical and mathematical challenges remain, the preliminary results promise great breakthrough potential. In this study, we investigated the cellular surface characteristics of representative bio-remediating microorganisms relevant to DOE IFRC (Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenges) sites and their transport behaviors in porous media, aiming to draw a groundbreaking correlation between the micro-scale genetic and biological origin-based cell surface properties, the consequent mechanical adhesion and aggregation behaviors, and the macro-scale microbial mobility and retention in porous media, which are unavailable in the literature. The long-term goal is to significantly improve the mechanistic and quantitative understanding of microbial mobility, sorption, and transport within reactive transport models as needed to manipulate subsurface contaminant fate and transport predictions.

Gu, April Z [Northeastern University; Wan, Kai-tak [Northeastern Univeristy

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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A method for direct, semi-quantitative analysis of gas phase samples using gas chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry  

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A new and complete GC–ICP-MS method is described for direct analysis of trace metals in a gas phase process stream. The proposed method is derived from standard analytical procedures developed for ICP-MS, which are regularly exercised in standard ICP-MS laboratories. In order to implement the method, a series of empirical factors were generated to calibrate detector response with respect to a known concentration of an internal standard analyte. Calibrated responses are ultimately used to determine the concentration of metal analytes in a gas stream using a semi-quantitative algorithm. The method was verified using a traditional gas injection from a GC sampling valve and a standard gas mixture containing either a 1 ppm Xe + Kr mix with helium balance or 100 ppm Xe with helium balance. Data collected for Xe and Kr gas analytes revealed that agreement of 6–20% with the actual concentration can be expected for various experimental conditions. To demonstrate the method using a relevant “unknown” gas mixture, experiments were performed for continuous 4 and 7 hour periods using a Hg-containing sample gas that was co-introduced into the GC sample loop with the xenon gas standard. System performance and detector response to the dilute concentration of the internal standard were pre-determined, which allowed semi-quantitative evaluation of the analyte. The calculated analyte concentrations varied during the course of the 4 hour experiment, particularly during the first hour of the analysis where the actual Hg concentration was under predicted by up to 72%. Calculated concentration improved to within 30–60% for data collected after the first hour of the experiment. Similar results were seen during the 7 hour test with the deviation from the actual concentration being 11–81% during the first hour and then decreasing for the remaining period. The method detection limit (MDL) was determined for the mercury by injecting the sample gas into the system following a period of equilibration. The MDL for Hg was calculated as 6.8 ?g · m{sup ? 3}. This work describes the first complete GC–ICP-MS method to directly analyze gas phase samples, and detailed sample calculations and comparisons to conventional ICP-MS methods are provided.

Carter, Kimberly E.; Gerdes, Kirk

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Transport through open quantum dots: Making semiclassics quantitative Iva B#ezinov, 1, e i z, e an o e , 1 i o a e , an oa i B e 1  

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Transport through open quantum dots: Making semiclassics quantitative Iva B#ezinová, 1, e i z, e an o e , 1 i o a e , an oa i B e 1 1 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology JARA­FIT and II. Institute of Physics, RWTH Aachen, 52074 Aachen, Germany, EU # e eive o e i e a 1 # e

Rotter, Stefan

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Departures from local thermodynamic equilibrium in cutting arc plasmas derived from electron and gas density measurements using a two-wavelength quantitative Schlieren technique  

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A two-wavelength quantitative Schlieren technique that allows inferring the electron and gas densities of axisymmetric arc plasmas without imposing any assumption regarding statistical equilibrium models is reported. This technique was applied to the study of local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) departures within the core of a 30 A high-energy density cutting arc. In order to derive the electron and heavy particle temperatures from the inferred density profiles, a generalized two-temperature Saha equation together with the plasma equation of state and the quasineutrality condition were employed. Factors such as arc fluctuations that influence the accuracy of the measurements and the validity of the assumptions used to derive the plasma species temperature were considered. Significant deviations from chemical equilibrium as well as kinetic equilibrium were found at elevated electron temperatures and gas densities toward the arc core edge. An electron temperature profile nearly constant through the arc core with a value of about 14000-15000 K, well decoupled from the heavy particle temperature of about 1500 K at the arc core edge, was inferred.

Prevosto, L.; Mancinelli, B. [Grupo de Descargas Electricas, Departamento Ing. Electromecanica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, Venado Tuerto 2600, Santa Fe (Argentina); Artana, G. [Laboratorio de Fluidodinamica, Departamento Ing. Mecanica, Facultad de Ingenieria (UBA), Paseo Colon 850, C1063ACV, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Kelly, H. [Grupo de Descargas Electricas, Departamento Ing. Electromecanica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, Venado Tuerto 2600, Santa Fe (Argentina); Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (UBA), Instituto de Fisica del Plasma (CONICET), Ciudad Universitaria, Pab. I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of nickel and vanadium compounds in tar sand bitumen by petroporphyrin quantitation and size exclusion chromatography coupled with element specific detection  

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Previously, we have examined the Ni and V in heavy crude oils, residua, and processed products by several metal speciation techniques to ascertain molecular structure and processing behavior. Two classes of metal compounds were found/--/metallopetroporphyrins and metallo-nonporphyrins/--/each having unique reactivity during processing. In efforts to better understand the binding of metals in the oil medium, we have now examined Ni and V in tar sand bitumens. The bitumen was solvent extracted from the sand matrix and was separated by column chromatography to quantitate petroporphyrin content. The petroporphyrin contents ranged from virtually none to over 36% of the total metals. Asphalt Ridge (Utah) has primarily Ni petroporphyrins; Big Clifty (Kentucky) and Athabasca (Canada) have primarily V petroporphyrins; Arroyo Grande and McKittrick (California) have roughly equal amounts of both types; and Sunnyside (Utah) has virtually none of either. Size characteristic profiles (SEC-HPLC-ICP) were generated for the extracted bitumens. The profiles are generally bimodal in shape and resemble several different specific heavy crude oils and residua. For examples, Arroyo Grande and McKittrick appear to be similar to Kern River (California) 650/degree/F+ residuum, while Athabasca resembles Morichal (Venezuela) 650/degree/F+ residuum. These results will be discussed in terms of generalized profile and petroporphyrin behavior. 23 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

Reynolds, J.G.; Jones, E.L.; Bennett, J.A.; Biggs, W.R.

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Time-Resolved Quantitative Measurement of OH HO2 and CH2O in Fuel Oxidation Reactions by High Resolution IR Absorption Spectroscopy.  

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Combined with a Herriott-type multi-pass slow flow reactor, high-resolution differential direct absorption spectroscopy has been used to probe, in situ and quantitatively, hydroxyl (OH), hydroperoxy (HO 2 ) and formaldehyde (CH 2 O) molecules in fuel oxidation reactions in the reactor, with a time resolution of about 1 micro-second. While OH and CH 2 O are probed in the mid-infrared (MIR) region near 2870nm and 3574nm respectively, HO 2 can be probed in both regions: near-infrared (NIR) at 1509nm and MIR at 2870nm. Typical sensitivities are on the order of 10 10 - 10 11 molecule cm -3 for OH at 2870nm, 10 11 molecule cm -3 for HO 2 at 1509nm, and 10 11 molecule cm -3 for CH 2 O at 3574nm. Measurements of multiple important intermediates (OH and HO 2 ) and product (CH 2 O) facilitate to understand and further validate chemical mechanisms of fuel oxidation chemistry.

Huang, Haifeng; Rotavera, Brandon; Taatjes, Craig A.

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Quantitative tunneling spectroscopy of nanocrystals  

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The proposed goals of this collaborative work were to systematically characterize the electronic structure and dynamics of 3-dimensional metal and semiconducting nanocrystals using scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/STS) and ballistic electron emission spectroscopy (BEES). This report describes progress in the spectroscopic work and in the development of methods for creating and characterizing gold nanocrystals. During the grant period, substantial effort also was devoted to the development of epitaxial graphene (EG), a very promising materials system with outstanding potential for nanometer-scale ballistic and coherent devices ("graphene" refers to one atomic layer of graphitic, sp2 -bonded carbon atoms [or more loosely, few layers]). Funding from this DOE grant was critical for the initial development of epitaxial graphene for nanoelectronics

First, Phillip N; Whetten, Robert L; Schaaff, T Gregory

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change: A Quantitative Question  

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-EH GISS-ER FGOALS-g1.00 INM-CCM3.0 PCM Sensitivity varies by more than a factor of 2. #12;ZONAL MONTHLY

Schwartz, Stephen E.

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Please cite this article in press as: White III, R.A., et al., Digital PCR provides absolute quantitation of viral load for an occult RNA virus. J. Virol. Methods (2011), doi:10.1016/j.jviromet.2011.09.017  

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without need for a standard curve. © 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V. 1. Introduction20 Viral load testing quantitation of viral load for an occult RNA virus. J. Virol. Methods (2011), doi:10.1016/j.jviromet.2011.elsevier.com/locate/jviromet Digital PCR provides absolute quantitation of viral load for an occult RNA virus1 Richard Allen White IIIa

Quake, Stephen R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative assessment of the accuracy of dose calculation using pencil beam and Monte Carlo algorithms and requirements for clinical quality assurance  

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To compare the doses calculated using the BrainLAB pencil beam (PB) and Monte Carlo (MC) algorithms for tumors located in various sites including the lung and evaluate quality assurance procedures required for the verification of the accuracy of dose calculation. The dose-calculation accuracy of PB and MC was also assessed quantitatively with measurement using ionization chamber and Gafchromic films placed in solid water and heterogeneous phantoms. The dose was calculated using PB convolution and MC algorithms in the iPlan treatment planning system from BrainLAB. The dose calculation was performed on the patient's computed tomography images with lesions in various treatment sites including 5 lungs, 5 prostates, 4 brains, 2 head and necks, and 2 paraspinal tissues. A combination of conventional, conformal, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy plans was used in dose calculation. The leaf sequence from intensity-modulated radiation therapy plans or beam shapes from conformal plans and monitor units and other planning parameters calculated by the PB were identical for calculating dose with MC. Heterogeneity correction was considered in both PB and MC dose calculations. Dose-volume parameters such as V95 (volume covered by 95% of prescription dose), dose distributions, and gamma analysis were used to evaluate the calculated dose by PB and MC. The measured doses by ionization chamber and EBT GAFCHROMIC film in solid water and heterogeneous phantoms were used to quantitatively asses the accuracy of dose calculated by PB and MC. The dose-volume histograms and dose distributions calculated by PB and MC in the brain, prostate, paraspinal, and head and neck were in good agreement with one another (within 5%) and provided acceptable planning target volume coverage. However, dose distributions of the patients with lung cancer had large discrepancies. For a plan optimized with PB, the dose coverage was shown as clinically acceptable, whereas in reality, the MC showed a systematic lack of dose coverage. The dose calculated by PB for lung tumors was overestimated by up to 40%. An interesting feature that was observed is that despite large discrepancies in dose-volume histogram coverage of the planning target volume between PB and MC, the point doses at the isocenter (center of the lesions) calculated by both algorithms were within 7% even for lung cases. The dose distributions measured with EBT GAFCHROMIC films in heterogeneous phantoms showed large discrepancies of nearly 15% lower than PB at interfaces between heterogeneous media, where these lower doses measured by the film were in agreement with those by MC. The doses (V95) calculated by MC and PB agreed within 5% for treatment sites with small tissue heterogeneities such as the prostate, brain, head and neck, and paraspinal tumors. Considerable discrepancies, up to 40%, were observed in the dose-volume coverage between MC and PB in lung tumors, which may affect clinical outcomes. The discrepancies between MC and PB increased for 15 MV compared with 6 MV indicating the importance of implementation of accurate clinical treatment planning such as MC. The comparison of point doses is not representative of the discrepancies in dose coverage and might be misleading in evaluating the accuracy of dose calculation between PB and MC. Thus, the clinical quality assurance procedures required to verify the accuracy of dose calculation using PB and MC need to consider measurements of 2- and 3-dimensional dose distributions rather than a single point measurement using heterogeneous phantoms instead of homogenous water-equivalent phantoms.

Ali, Imad, E-mail: iali@ouhsc.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Ahmad, Salahuddin [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of dual energy quantitative CT for determining the spatial distributions of red marrow and bone for dosimetry in internal emitter radiation therapy  

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Purpose: To evaluate a three-equation three-unknown dual-energy quantitative CT (DEQCT) technique for determining region specific variations in bone spongiosa composition for improved red marrow dose estimation in radionuclide therapy. Methods: The DEQCT method was applied to 80/140 kVp images of patient-simulating lumbar sectional body phantoms of three sizes (small, medium, and large). External calibration rods of bone, red marrow, and fat-simulating materials were placed beneath the body phantoms. Similar internal calibration inserts were placed at vertebral locations within the body phantoms. Six test inserts of known volume fractions of bone, fat, and red marrow were also scanned. External-to-internal calibration correction factors were derived. The effects of body phantom size, radiation dose, spongiosa region segmentation granularity [single (?17 × 17 mm) region of interest (ROI), 2 × 2, and 3 × 3 segmentation of that single ROI], and calibration method on the accuracy of the calculated volume fractions of red marrow (cellularity) and trabecular bone were evaluated. Results: For standard low dose DEQCT x-ray technique factors and the internal calibration method, the RMS errors of the estimated volume fractions of red marrow of the test inserts were 1.2–1.3 times greater in the medium body than in the small body phantom and 1.3–1.5 times greater in the large body than in the small body phantom. RMS errors of the calculated volume fractions of red marrow within 2 × 2 segmented subregions of the ROIs were 1.6–1.9 times greater than for no segmentation, and RMS errors for 3 × 3 segmented subregions were 2.3–2.7 times greater than those for no segmentation. Increasing the dose by a factor of 2 reduced the RMS errors of all constituent volume fractions by an average factor of 1.40 ± 0.29 for all segmentation schemes and body phantom sizes; increasing the dose by a factor of 4 reduced those RMS errors by an average factor of 1.71 ± 0.25. Results for external calibrations exhibited much larger RMS errors than size matched internal calibration. Use of an average body size external-to-internal calibration correction factor reduced the errors to closer to those for internal calibration. RMS errors of less than 30% or about 0.01 for the bone and 0.1 for the red marrow volume fractions would likely be satisfactory for human studies. Such accuracies were achieved for 3 × 3 segmentation of 5 mm slice images for: (a) internal calibration with 4 times dose for all size body phantoms, (b) internal calibration with 2 times dose for the small and medium size body phantoms, and (c) corrected external calibration with 4 times dose and all size body phantoms. Conclusions: Phantom studies are promising and demonstrate the potential to use dual energy quantitative CT to estimate the spatial distributions of red marrow and bone within the vertebral spongiosa.

Goodsitt, Mitchell M., E-mail: goodsitt@umich.edu; Shenoy, Apeksha; Howard, David; Christodoulou, Emmanuel; Dewaraja, Yuni K. [Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Shen, Jincheng [Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Schipper, Matthew J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Wilderman, Scott [Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Chun, Se Young [Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ulsan 689-798 (Korea, Republic of)] [Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ulsan 689-798 (Korea, Republic of)

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Quantitative Spectroscopy of 24 A supergiants in the Sculptor galaxy NGC 300: Flux weighted gravity luminosity relationship, metallicity and metallicity gradient  

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A quantitative spectral analysis of 24 A supergiants in the Sculptor Group spiral galaxy NGC 300 at a distance of 1.9 Mpc is presented. A new method is introduced to analyze low resolution (~5 AE) spectra, which yields metallicities accurate to 0.2 dex including the uncertainties arising from the errors in Teff (5%) and log g (0.2 dex). For the first time the stellar metallicity gradient based on elements such as titanium and iron in a galaxy beyond the Local Group is investigated. Solar metallicity is measured in the center and 0.3 solar in the outskirts and a logarithmic gradient of -0.08 dex/kpc. An average reddening of E(B-V)~0.12 mag is obtained, however with a large variation from 0.07 to 0.24 mag. We also determine stellar radii, luminosities and masses and discuss the evolutionary status. Finally, the observed relationship between absolute bolometric magnitudes M_{bol} and flux weighted gravities g_{F} = g/Teff^4 is investigated. At high temperatures the strengths of the Balmer lines depends solely on the flux-weighted gravity, which allows a precise direct determination of log g_{F} with an accuracy of 0.05 to 0.1 dex. We find a tight relationship between M_{bol} and log g_{F} in agreement with stellar evolution theory. Combining these new results with previous work on Local Group galaxies we obtain a new flux weighted gravity luminosity relationship (FGLR), which is very well defined and appears to be an excellent alternative tool to determine distances to galaxies.

R. -P. Kudritzki; M. A. Urbaneja; F. Bresolin; N. Przybilla; W. Gieren; G. Pietrzynski

2008-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative analysis of in situ optical diagnostics for inferring particle/aggregate parameters in flames: Implications for soot surface growth and total emissivity  

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An in situ particulate diagnostic/analysis technique is outlined based on the Rayleigh-Debye-Gans polydisperse fractal aggregate (RDG/PFA) scattering interpretation of absolute angular light scattering and extinction measurements. Using proper particle refractive index, the proposed data analysis method can quantitatively yield all aggregate parameters (particle volume fraction, f{sub v}, fractal dimension, D{sub f}, primary particle diameter, d{sub p}, particle number density, n{sub p}, and aggregate size distribution, pdf(N)) without any prior knowledge about the particle-laden environment. The present optical diagnostic/interpretation technique was applied to two different soot-containing laminar and turbulent ethylene/air nonpremixed flames in order to assess its reliability. The aggregate interpretation of optical measurements yielded D{sub f}, d{sub p}, and pdf(N) that are in excellent agreement with ex situ thermophoretic sampling/transmission electron microscope (TS/TEM) observations within experimental uncertainties. However, volume-equivalent single particle models (Rayleigh/Mie) overestimated d{sub p} by about a factor of 3, causing an order of magnitude underestimation in n{sub p}. Consequently, soot surface areas and growth rates were in error by a factor of 3, emphasizing that aggregation effects need to be taken into account when using optical diagnostics for a reliable understanding of soot formation/evolution mechanism in flames. The results also indicated that total soot emissivities were generally underestimated using Rayleigh analysis (up to 50%), mainly due to the uncertainties in soot refractive indices at infrared wavelengths. This suggests that aggregate considerations may not be essential for reasonable radiation heat transfer predictions from luminous flames because of fortuitous error cancellation, resulting in typically a 10 to 30% net effect.

Koeylue, U.O. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of differential quantitative requirements for NSF among multiple vesicle fusion pathways of GLUT4 using a dominant-negative ATPase-deficient NSF  

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In this study, we investigated the relative participation of N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) in vivo in a complex multistep vesicle trafficking system, the translocation response of GLUT4 to insulin in rat adipose cells. Transfections of rat adipose cells demonstrate that over-expression of wild-type NSF has no effect on total, or basal and insulin-stimulated cell-surface expression of HA-tagged GLUT4. In contrast, a dominant-negative NSF (NSF-D1EQ) can be expressed at a low enough level that it has little effect on total HA-GLUT4, but does reduce both basal and insulin-stimulated cell-surface HA-GLUT4 by {approx}50% without affecting the GLUT4 fold-translocation response to insulin. However, high expression levels of NSF-D1EQ decrease total HA-GLUT4. The inhibitory effect of NSF-D1EQ on cell-surface HA-GLUT4 is reversed when endocytosis is inhibited by co-expression of a dominant-negative dynamin (dynamin-K44A). Moreover, NSF-D1EQ does not affect cell-surface levels of constitutively recycling GLUT1 and TfR, suggesting a predominant effect of low-level NSF-D1EQ on the trafficking of GLUT4 from the endocytic recycling compared to the intracellular GLUT4-specific compartment. Thus, our data demonstrate that the multiple fusion steps in GLUT4 trafficking have differential quantitative requirements for NSF activity. This indicates that the rates of plasma and intracellular membrane fusion reactions vary, leading to differential needs for the turnover of the SNARE proteins.

Chen Xiaoli [Experimental Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition Section, Diabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD (United States); Matsumoto, Hideko [Experimental Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition Section, Diabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD (United States); Hinck, Cynthia S. [Experimental Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition Section, Diabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD (United States); Al-Hasani, Hadi [Institute of Biochemistry, University of Cologne, Cologne (Germany); St-Denis, Jean-Francois [Experimental Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition Section, Diabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD (United States); Whiteheart, Sidney W. [Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Cushman, Samuel W. [Experimental Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition Section, Diabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD (United States)]. E-mail: sam_cushman@nih.gov

2005-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Mitochondrial DNA as a non-invasive biomarker: Accurate quantification using real time quantitative PCR without co-amplification of pseudogenes and dilution bias  

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Highlights: {yields} Mitochondrial dysfunction is central to many diseases of oxidative stress. {yields} 95% of the mitochondrial genome is duplicated in the nuclear genome. {yields} Dilution of untreated genomic DNA leads to dilution bias. {yields} Unique primers and template pretreatment are needed to accurately measure mitochondrial DNA content. -- Abstract: Circulating mitochondrial DNA (MtDNA) is a potential non-invasive biomarker of cellular mitochondrial dysfunction, the latter known to be central to a wide range of human diseases. Changes in MtDNA are usually determined by quantification of MtDNA relative to nuclear DNA (Mt/N) using real time quantitative PCR. We propose that the methodology for measuring Mt/N needs to be improved and we have identified that current methods have at least one of the following three problems: (1) As much of the mitochondrial genome is duplicated in the nuclear genome, many commonly used MtDNA primers co-amplify homologous pseudogenes found in the nuclear genome; (2) use of regions from genes such as {beta}-actin and 18S rRNA which are repetitive and/or highly variable for qPCR of the nuclear genome leads to errors; and (3) the size difference of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes cause a 'dilution bias' when template DNA is diluted. We describe a PCR-based method using unique regions in the human mitochondrial genome not duplicated in the nuclear genome; unique single copy region in the nuclear genome and template treatment to remove dilution bias, to accurately quantify MtDNA from human samples.

Malik, Afshan N., E-mail: afshan.malik@kcl.ac.uk [King's College London, Diabetes Research Group, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, School of Medicine (United Kingdom); Shahni, Rojeen; Rodriguez-de-Ledesma, Ana; Laftah, Abas; Cunningham, Phil [King's College London, Diabetes Research Group, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, School of Medicine (United Kingdom)] [King's College London, Diabetes Research Group, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, School of Medicine (United Kingdom)

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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DEPTOR Cell-Autonomously Promotes Adipogenesis, and Its Expression Is Associated with Obesity  

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DEP domain-containing mTOR-interacting protein (DEPTOR) inhibits the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), but its in vivo functions are unknown. Previous work indicates that Deptor is part of the Fob3a quantitative trait ...

Laplante, Mathieu

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced-stage ovarian carcinoma Sample...  

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Susceptibility Summary: Carcinoma Susceptibility Quantitative Trait Locus, Mcs5 David J. Samuelson, Beth A. Aperavich, Jill D. Haag... , respectively, 4.0 F 0.4, 11.6 F 0.6, and...

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Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Nuclear Materials Contained in High-Activity Waste Arising from the Operations at the 'SHELTER' Facility  

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As a result of the nuclear accident at the Chernobyl NPP in 1986, the explosion dispeesed nuclear materials contained in the nuclear fuel of the reactor core over the destroyed facilities at Unit No. 4 and over the territory immediately adjacent to the destroyed unit. The debris was buried under the Cascade Wall. Nuclear materials at the SHELTER can be characterized as spent nuclear fuel, fresh fuel assemblies (including fuel assemblies with damaged geometry and integrity, and individual fuel elements), core fragments of the Chernobyl NPP Unit No. 4, finely-dispersed fuel (powder/dust), uranium and plutonium compounds in water solutions, and lava-like nuclear fuel-containing masses. The new safe confinement (NSC) is a facility designed to enclose the Chernobyl NPP Unit No. 4 destroyed by the accident. Construction of the NSC involves excavating operations, which are continuously monitored including for the level of radiation. The findings of such monitoring at the SHELTER site will allow us to characterize the recovered radioactive waste. When a process material categorized as high activity waste (HAW) is detected the following HLW management operations should be involved: HLW collection; HLW fragmentation (if appropriate); loading HAW into the primary package KT-0.2; loading the primary package filled with HAW into the transportation cask KTZV-0.2; and storing the cask in temporary storage facilities for high-level solid waste. The CDAS system is a system of 3He tubes for neutron coincidence counting, and is designed to measure the percentage ratio of specific nuclear materials in a 200-liter drum containing nuclear material intermixed with a matrix. The CDAS consists of panels with helium counter tubes and a polyethylene moderator. The panels are configured to allow one to position a waste-containing drum and a drum manipulator. The system operates on the ‘add a source’ basis using a small Cf-252 source to identify irregularities in the matrix during an assay. The platform with the source is placed under the measurement chamber. The platform with the source material is moved under the measurement chamber. The design allows one to move the platform with the source in and out, thus moving the drum. The CDAS system and radioactive waste containers have been built. For each drum filled with waste two individual measurements (passive/active) will be made. This paper briefly describes the work carried out to assess qualitatively and quantitatively the nuclear materials contained in high-level waste at the SHELTER facility. These efforts substantially increased nuclear safety and security at the facility.

Cherkas, Dmytro

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Quantitative implications of the secondary role of carbon dioxide climate forcing in the past glacial-interglacial cycles for the likely future climatic impacts of anthropogenic greenhouse-gas forcings  

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A review of the recent refereed literature fails to confirm quantitatively that carbon dioxide (CO2) radiative forcing was the prime mover in the changes in temperature, ice-sheet volume, and related climatic variables in the glacial and interglacial periods of the past 650,000 years, even under the "fast response" framework where the convenient if artificial distinction between forcing and feedback is assumed. Atmospheric CO2 variations generally follow changes in temperature and other climatic variables rather than preceding them. Likewise, there is no confirmation of the often-posited significant supporting role of methane (CH4) forcing, which despite its faster atmospheric response time is simply too small, amounting to less than 0.2 W/m2 from a change of 400 ppb. We cannot quantitatively validate the numerous qualitative suggestions that the CO2 and CH4 forcings that occurred in response to the Milankovich orbital cycles accounted for more than half of the amplitude of the changes in the glacial/intergla...

Soon, Willie

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SATB1 tethers multiple gene loci to reprogram expression profile driving breast cancer metastasis  

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Palo Alto, CA ). Biotin-labeled cRNA was prepared by linear amplification of the Poly(A)+ RNA population

Han, Hye-Jung; Kohwi, Yoshinori; Kohwi-Shigematsu, Terumi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Signatures of selection in loci governing major colour patterns in Heliconius butterflies and related species  

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pigmentation [6-8]. Increasingly, the importance of cis-regulatory elements (CREs) as the “creative” force in evolution has assumed center stage [9,3]. The theoretical basis for this hypoth- esis is that every gene possesses a modular arrangement of 5’ CREs... on s At tr ibuti on L ic e ns e ( h tt p: // c re a ti ve c om m o ns.o r g/ li ce ns e s /b y/ 2.0 ), w hi ch p e rm i ts unr e s tr i ct e d use, di s tr i butio n, an d re p ro duct io n in a ny m e d ium, p ro v id e d t he or ig in a l w or k i s p ro p...

Wu, Grace C; Joron, Mathieu; Jiggins, Chris D

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Experimental observations of evolving yield loci in biaxially strained AA5754-O  

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Abstract Experimental measurement of the plastic biaxial mechanical response for an aluminum alloy (AA5754 material 1. Introduction Aluminum alloys have been receiving greater attention from the metal forming commu- nity in the last decade. AA5754 is of particular interest to the automotive industry for its high

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Identification of Root-knot Nematode Resistance Loci in Gossypium hirsutum Using Simple Sequence Repeats  

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, only 31 were polymorphic between the TX accessions and DP90. A bulked segregant analysis approach was used to test the 31 primer sets on the resistant and susceptible bulks of the F2 population but no polymorphisms were seen. However, analyses found...

Del Rio, Sonia Y

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Evidence of novel fine-scale structural variation at autism spectrum disorder candidate loci  

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control locus in future experiments. To identify potential outlier samples (with respect to sample quality) total

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Genome-wide association study meta-analysis identifies 7 novel rheumatoid arthritis risk loci  

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, Tom W. J. Huizinga16 , Daniel L. Kastner4 , Xiayi Ke5 , Annette T. Lee17 , Xiangdong Liu7 , Paul Martin5 , Ann W. Morgan13 , Leonid Padyukov18 , Marcel D. Posthumus28 , David M. Reid15 , Mark Seielstad

de Bakker, Paul

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SATB1 tethers multiple gene loci to reprogram expression profile driving breast cancer metastasis  

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filament protein, vimentin (VIM) ; cell-ECM interactingITGB4 LAMC2 LMNA CDH2 FN VIM CDH11 BRMS1 CDH1 CTNNB CLDN1

Han, Hye-Jung; Kohwi, Yoshinori; Kohwi-Shigematsu, Terumi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Volumetric Mammographic Density: Heritability and Association With Breast Cancer Susceptibility Loci  

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was estimated by fitting variance-component models as implemented in the Sequential Oligogenic Linkage Analysis Routines package (SOLAR, version 7.2.5.) (33,34). This approach is based on maximum likelihood estimation of a linear mixed-effects model... Cormack VA, Highnam RP, et al. Screen-film mammographic density and breast cancer risk: a comparison of the volumetric standard mammogram form and the interactive threshold measurement methods. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010;19(2):418-428. 23...

Brand, Judith S.; Humphreys, Keith; Thompson, Deborah J.; Li, Jingmei; Eriksson, Mikael; Czene, Kamila

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transcriptional Regulation in Algae, Fungi and Plants: Mating Loci, Splicing, and miRNAs  

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from organisms ranging from algae to fungi and plants. WeTranscriptional Regulation in Algae, Fungi and Plants:Transcriptional Regulation in Algae, Fungi and Plants:

Douglass, Stephen Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Identification of Two Maturity Loci Sheds Light on Photoperiodic Flowering in Sorghum  

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, and was identified as Grain Yield, Plant Height and Heading Date 7 (Ghd7). Sequence analysis of Ghd7 revealed several severe mutations and these were traced through several Milo maturity standards, sweet and bioenergy varieties, as well as the pedigree of lines used...

Murphy, Rebecca

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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From famine to feast? Selecting nuclear DNA sequence loci for plant species-level phylogeny  

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Generation agents ­ Own and operate virtual power plants ­ Submit power bids to the independent system in the EMCAS model #12;3 Argonne Staff Act Out the Roles of Individual Agents in a Virtual Electric PowerElectric Power Market Simulations Using Individuals as Agents Guenter Conzelmann Argonne National

Bailey, Donovan

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Genome-wide association analysis identifies multiple loci related to resting heart rate  

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,46, Susan R. Heckbert10,13,47, Bruno H.Ch. Stricker1,2,3,40,54, , Eric Boerwinkle19 and Christopher J. O: +31 107044657; Email: b.stricker@erasmusmc.nl (B.H.Ch.S.); Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt Wayte Avenue

de Bakker, Paul

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Common variants at ten loci influence QT interval duration in the QTGEN Study  

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Hofman4,16, Susan R Heckbert9,12,17, Christopher J O'Donnell3,18,19, Andre´ G Uitterlinden4,8,16, Bruce M Psaty9,10,12,17,20, Thomas Lumley5,23, Martin G Larson3,7,23 & Bruno H Ch Stricker4,8,15,16,21,23 QT

de Bakker, Paul

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Macrogeographic variation of nuclear microsatellite loci in an endangered species, Eumetopiias jubatus  

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in 1989 (Loughlin et al. , 1992). Population numbers in the United States have declined by about 75'/o over the past 20 years (Calkins et al. , 1999). As a result of this decline, the Steller sea lion was listed as threatened under the United States... sea lions have declined in numbers. Pascual and Adkison (1994) used deterministic and stochastic This thesis follows the style and format of the Journal of Mammalogy. ga agg $R'ggc. g co ca pm l al ac aa ca Eca Og ~O, ~Ape a g g gp al cl v...

Trujillo, Robert Greg

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Original article Position of the Phi and Po2 loci in the Hal linkage group  

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reactors and nln signifies a HAL+ reactor. Linkage studies between Hal and Phi have not made it possible to place the Hal locus accurately within the linkage group. Using a method for calculation of relative

Boyer, Edmond

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E-Print Network 3.0 - additional susceptibility loci Sample Search...  

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Source: Nei, Masatoshi - Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology ; Biology and Medicine 2 The allelic architecture of...

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Identification of Genomic Loci Associated with Rhodococcus equi Susceptibility in Foals  

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* 1Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, College Station, Texas, United States of America, 2Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University College... of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, College Station, Texas, United States of America, 3Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas, United States of America, 4Department of Electrical...

McQueen, Cole M.; Doan, Ryan; Dindot, Scott V.; Bourquin, Jessica R.; Zlatev, Zlatomir Z.; Chaffin, M. Keith; Blodgett, Glenn P.; Ivanov, Ivan; Cohen, Noah D.

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Admixture Analysis of Florida Largemouth Bass and Northern Largemouth Bass using Microsatellite Loci  

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trophy bass (defined here as fish weighing 5.90 kg or more) donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife), whereas others (N ¼ 13) were admixed with northern largemouth bass. Of the 13 admixed fish, 11 hadAdmixture Analysis of Florida Largemouth Bass and Northern Largemouth Bass using Microsatellite

Aspbury, Andrea S. - Department of Biology, Texas State University

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Using biological networks to search for interacting loci in genome-wide association studies  

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, many genetic risk factors remain unaccounted for. Proteins coded by genes interact in the cell unaccounted for. It can be explained by several reasons: first, genes are assumed to interact

Mailund, Thomas

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The identification and quantitative analysis of the very toxic 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in the presence of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) contaminated soil samples  

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This research describes the nature and extent of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD) contamination in the soil samples from a waste cable incineration plant. The samples are collected at different places in the nearest and far away points of the soil around the incineration plant. A procedure which is described for the selective separation of 2,3,7,8-TCDD from all other PCDDs and PCDFs fractionated on Alumina Woelm B Super 1 in such a manner that all PCDDs are eluted prior to 2,3,7,8-TCDD. This procedure allows more sensitive quantitative determination of 2,3,7,8-TCDD in the soil samples.

Pehlivan, M.; Pehlivan, E. [Selcuk Univ., Konya (Turkey); Oezler, M.A. [Muola Univ., Mugla (Turkey); Barlas, H. [Istanbul Univ. (Turkey)

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reusing and Composing Tests with Traits Stphane Ducasse1  

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, and Damien Cassou2 1 RMoD team, INRIA Lille ­ Nord Europe & University of Lille 1 Parc Scientifique de la developers to duplicate code and logic. This widely recognized situation affects both business code and tests-Testing 1 The Case One fundamental software engineering principle is to favor code reuse over code

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Extreme polymorphism in a Y-linked sexually selected trait  

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-chromosome. Field surveys from 1999 to 2002 of nine populations in Guyana and Suriname, South America, indicate

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Selective Genotyping and Phenotyping Strategies in a Complex Trait Context  

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Hum. Genet. , 78:498–504. Z HENG , G. AND J. L. G ASTWIRTH (285–290. C HEN , Z. , G. Z HENG , K. G HOSH , AND Z. L I (those of P ARK (1996) and Z HENG AND G ASTWIRTH (2000) who

Sen, Saunak; Johannes, Frank; Broman, Karl W

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Location Evaluation of Agronomic Traits in Maize Hybrids  

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of multiple environments representative to the target improvement area is the best way to determine the true potential of certain material. The objectives of this research were to: i) estimate the responses of hybrids to aflatoxin and their agronomic...

McKee, Michael 1982-

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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LES TRAITS PERSANS SUR LES SCIENCES INDIENNES : MDECINE, ZOOLOGIE, ALCHIMIE  

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LES TRAIT�S PERSANS SUR LES SCIENCES INDIENNES : M�DECINE, ZOOLOGIE, ALCHIMIE Fabrizio Speziale persan n'a encore jamais fait l'objet d'une étude exhaustive. une analyse plus approfondie des sources montre qu'il serait en effet injustifié de définir le corpus de la littérature médicale indo-persane

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Original article Growth performances and carcass traits in three strains  

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. The choice of selection objectives within these specialized lines has been studied by several authors (Smith

Boyer, Edmond

493

Ecological traits influencing range expansion across large oceanic dispersal  

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Section of Ichthyology, California Acadamy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San. Successful establishment after crossing both barriers may be facilitated by broad environmental tolerance of the tropical Atlantic Ocean: the Central American Land Bridge, the Mid-Atlantic Barrier (MAB; the stretch

Bermingham, Eldredge

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Beefmaster progeny evaluation for growth traits and carcass merit  

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their individual farm and ranch The second target is outlined by the demands of the marketplace. This is a very important point where the use of germ plasm plays a critical role in the beef industry. The correct or incorrect selection for genetics... profitability Animals which grow at a faster rate are usually more efficient and produce a higher percentage of lean at comparable ages and weights than those slow gaining animals (Koch, 1980). Depending on the targeted end point, these animals have more...

Andrade, Leopoldo

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORIGINAL PAPER Ecophysiological traits of plant functional groups in forest  

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from eastern Amazo^nia, Brazil Tomas F. Domingues Ã? Luiz A. Martinelli Ã? James R. Ehleringer Received pathway species) showed high instantaneous water use efficiency (Amax/gs@Amax), high photosynthetic nitrogen use efficiency (Amax/Narea), and high ratio of Amax to dark respiration (Amax/Rd). Among

Ehleringer, Jim

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ORIGINAL PAPER Genetic variation of natural durability traits in Eucalyptus  

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-treated wood in some of the world's main wine-producing countries. · Methods Stem diameter at breast height over- and under- bark, heartwood proportion, wood density, methanol extrac- tives and fungal decay were. · Discussion NIR was an effective predictor of methanol extractives, moderately effective for basic density

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide  

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. S Ecological Farming Systems, Agroscope Reckenholz Tänikon, Research Station ART, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000, USA. F Systems Ecology, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Department of Ecological Science, VU University, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam

Sack, Lawren

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Evaluation of traits associated with bucking bull performance and behavior  

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aunt and uncle, Robert and Kim Romero, for all of their love and support during my academic career. vi NOMENCLATURE DAB Dataset ?All Bulls? DBG Dataset ?Bull Groups? DS Dataset ?Sires? DS1 Dataset ?Sires with more than 1 son................................................................................................................. 21 Average score................................................................................................ 22 Career average score ..................................................................................... 22 Datasets...

Romero, Natasha Elizabeth

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal interactions … an important trait for biomass  

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Characterization of Nitrogen use efficiency in sweet sorghum  

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Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) has the potential to augment the increasing demand for alternative fuels and for the production of input efficient, environmentally friendly bioenergy crops. Nitrogen (N) and water availability are considered two of the major limiting factors in crop growth. Nitrogen fertilization accounts for about 40% of the total production cost in sorghum. In cereals, including sorghum, the nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) from fertilizer is approximately 33% of the amount applied. There is therefore extensive concern in relation to the N that is not used by the plant, which is lost by leaching of nitrate, denitrification from the soil, and loss of ammonia to the atmosphere, all of which can have deleterious environmental effects. To improve the potential of sweet sorghum as a leading and cost effective bioenergy crop, the enhancement of NUE must be addressed. To this end, we have identified a sorghum line (SanChi San) that displays about 25% increase in NUE over other sorghum lines. As such, the overarching goal of this project is to employ three complementary strategies to enhance the ability of sweet sorghum to become an efficient nitrogen user. To achieve the project goal, we will pursue the following specific objectives: Objective 1: Phenotypic characterization of SanChi San/Ck60 RILs under low and moderate N-availability including biochemical profiles, vegetative growth and seed yield Objective 2: Conduct quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis and marker identification for nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in a grain sorghum RIL population. Objective 3: Identify novel candidate genes for NUE using proteomic and gene expression profiling comparisons of high- and low-NUE RILs. Candidate genes will be brought into the pipeline for transgenic manipulation of NUE This project will apply the latest genomics resources to discover genes controlling NUE, one of the most complex and economically important traits in cereal crops. As a result of the completion of the proposed work, we will have: 1) identified novel alleles in wild sorghum germplasm that is useful to improve both cultivated grain and sweet sorghum; 2) been able to select individuals plants that exhibit high NUE within a breeding population on the basis of these markers; 3) acquired essential information necessary to examine the roles of GS and GOGAT, AlaT, along with impact of transcription factor Dof1, on N assimilation in sweet sorghum; and 4) The information learned will provide new opportunities for improving NUE in sorghum and other cereals.

Dweikat, Ismail [University of Nebraska; Clemente, Thomas [University of Nebrask

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z