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  1. NonEquilibrium Thermodynamics Explains Semiotic Shapes

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    Non­Equilibrium Thermodynamics Explains Semiotic Shapes: Applications to Astronomy and to Non­equilibrium thermodynamics, non­destructive testing, aerospace structures 1. SEMIOTIC SHAPES IN ASTRONOMY: FORMULATION by using the fundamental physical ideas of symmetry and non­equilibrium thermodynamics. 2. MAIN PHYSICAL

  2. Problems on Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics 

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    Kim, Moochan

    2011-08-08

    Four problems in non-equilibrium statistical physics are investigated: 1. The thermodynamics of single-photon gas; 2. Energy of the ground state in Multi-electron atoms; 3. Energy state of the H2 molecule; and 4. The Condensation behavior in N...

  3. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors

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    Walter F. Wreszinski

    2015-07-05

    We review some rigorous results on the equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors.

  4. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors

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    Walter F. Wreszinski

    2015-06-26

    We review some rigorous results on the equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors.

  5. Non-equilibrium Chemistry in Brown Dwarf Atmospheres

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    Metchev, Stanimir

    Non-equilibrium Chemistry in Brown Dwarf Atmospheres PHY688 Aaron Jackson April 27, 2009 #12 and convection #12;Non-equilibrium Chemistry In the context of Brown Dwarf Atmospheres, the relevant chemical;Outline What is non-equilibrium chemistry in the context of Brown Dwarfs? What is the observational

  6. Adaptive Implicit Non-Equilibrium Radiation Diffusion

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    Philip, Bobby [ORNL; Wang, Zhen [ORNL; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Rodriguez Rodriguez, Manuel [ORNL; Pernice, Michael [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

    2013-01-01

    We describe methods for accurate and efficient long term time integra- tion of non-equilibrium radiation diffusion systems: implicit time integration for effi- cient long term time integration of stiff multiphysics systems, local control theory based step size control to minimize the required global number of time steps while control- ling accuracy, dynamic 3D adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) to minimize memory and computational costs, Jacobian Free Newton-Krylov methods on AMR grids for efficient nonlinear solution, and optimal multilevel preconditioner components that provide level independent solver convergence.

  7. A non-equilibrium quantum Landauer principle

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    John Goold; Mauro Paternostro; Kavan Modi

    2015-01-09

    Using the operational framework of completely positive, trace preserving operations and thermodynamic fluctuation relations, we derive a lower bound for the heat exchange in a Landauer erasure process on a quantum system. Our bound comes from a non-phenomenological derivation of the Landauer principle which holds for generic non-equilibrium dynamics. Furthermore the bound depends on the non-unitality of dynamics, giving it a physical significance that differs from other derivations. We apply our framework to the model of a spin-1/2 system coupled to an interacting spin chain at finite temperature.

  8. Non-equilibrium many body dynamics

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    Creutz, M.; Gyulassy, M.

    1997-09-22

    This Riken BNL Research Center Symposium on Non-Equilibrium Many Body Physics was held on September 23-25, 1997 as part of the official opening ceremony of the Center at Brookhaven National Lab. A major objective of theoretical work at the center is to elaborate on the full spectrum of strong interaction physics based on QCD, including the physics of confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, the parton structure of hadrons and nuclei, and the phenomenology of ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions related to the up-coming experiments at RHIC. The opportunities and challenges of nuclear and particle physics in this area naturally involve aspects of the many body problem common to many other fields. The aim of this symposium was to find common theoretical threads in the area of non-equilibrium physics and modern transport theories. The program consisted of invited talks on a variety topics from the fields of atomic, condensed matter, plasma, astrophysics, cosmology, and chemistry, in addition to nuclear and particle physics. Separate abstracts have been indexed into the database for contributions to this workshop.

  9. Non-equilibrium quantum heat machines

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    Rober Alicki; David Gelbwaser-Klimovsky

    2015-07-07

    Standard heat machines (engine, heat pump, refrigerator) are composed of a system ("working fluid") coupled to at least two equilibrium baths at different temperatures and periodically driven by an external device (piston or rotor) called sometimes work reservoir. The aim of this paper is to go beyond this scheme by considering environments which are stationary but cannot be decomposed into few baths at thermal equilibrium. Such situations are important, for example in solar cells, chemical machines in biology, various realizations of laser cooling or nanoscopic machines driven by laser radiation. We classify non-equilibrium baths depending on their thermodynamic behavior and show that the efficiency of heat machines operating under their influences is limited by a generalized Carnot bound.

  10. Fe Atomic Data for Non-equilibrium Ionization Plasmas Eriksen...

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    Fe Atomic Data for Non-equilibrium Ionization Plasmas Eriksen, Kristoffer A. Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fontes, Christopher J. Los Alamos National Laboratory; Colgan,...

  11. The holographic spectral function in non-equilibrium states

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    Souvik Banerjee; Ramakrishnan Iyer; Ayan Mukhopadhyay

    2012-04-18

    We develop holographic prescriptions for obtaining spectral functions in non-equilibrium states and space-time dependent non-equilibrium shifts in the energy and spin of quasi-particle like excitations. We reproduce strongly coupled versions of aspects of non-equilibrium dynamics of Fermi surfaces in Landau's Fermi-liquid theory. We find that the incoming wave boundary condition at the horizon does not suffice to obtain a well-defined perturbative expansion for non-equilibrium observables. Our prescription, based on analysis of regularity at the horizon, allows such a perturbative expansion to be achieved nevertheless and can be precisely formulated in a universal manner independent of the non-equilibrium state, provided the state thermalizes. We also find that the non-equilibrium spectral function furnishes information about the relaxation modes of the system. Along the way, we argue that in a typical non-supersymmetric theory with a gravity dual, there may exist a window of temperature and chemical potential at large N, in which a generic non-equilibrium state can be characterized by just a finitely few operators with low scaling dimensions, even far away from the hydrodynamic limit.

  12. Lithium-ion battery modeling using non-equilibrium thermodynamics

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    Ferguson, Todd R. (Todd Richard)

    2014-01-01

    The focus of this thesis work is the application of non-equilibrium thermodynamics in lithium-ion battery modeling. As the demand for higher power and longer lasting batteries increases, the search for materials suitable ...

  13. Design principles for non-equilibrium self-assembly

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    Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan

    2015-07-31

    We consider an important class of self-assembly problems and using the formalism of stochastic thermodynamics, we derive a set of design principles for growing controlled assemblies far from equilibrium. The design principles constrain the set of structures that can be obtained under non-equilibrium conditions. Our central result provides intuition for how equilibrium self-assembly landscapes are modified under finite non-equilibrium drive.

  14. The holographic spectral function in non-equilibrium states

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    Banerjee, Souvik; Mukhopadhyay, Ayan

    2012-01-01

    We develop holographic prescriptions for obtaining spectral functions in non-equilibrium states and space-time dependent non-equilibrium shifts in the energy and spin of quasi-particle like excitations. We reproduce strongly coupled versions of aspects of non-equilibrium dynamics of Fermi surfaces in Landau's Fermi-liquid theory. We find that the incoming wave boundary condition at the horizon does not suffice to obtain a well-defined perturbative expansion for non-equilibrium observables. Our prescription, based on analysis of regularity at the horizon, allows such a perturbative expansion to be achieved nevertheless and can be precisely formulated in a universal manner independent of the non-equilibrium state, provided the state thermalizes. We also find that the non-equilibrium spectral function furnishes information about the relaxation modes of the system. Along the way, we argue that in a typical non-supersymmetric theory with a gravity dual, there may exist a window of temperature and chemical potentia...

  15. Non-Equilibrium Modeling of Arc Plasma Torches

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    Trelles, J P; Heberlein, J V R

    2013-01-01

    A two-temperature thermal non-equilibrium model is developed and applied to the three-dimensional and time-dependent simulation of the flow inside a DC arc plasma torch. A detailed comparison of the results of the non-equilibrium model with those of an equilibrium model is presented. The fluid and electromagnetic equations in both models are approximated numerically in a fully-coupled approach by a variational multi-scale finite element method. In contrast to the equilibrium model, the non-equilibrium model did not need a separate reattachment model to produce an arc reattachment process and to limit the magnitude of the total voltage drop and arc length. The non-equilibrium results show large non-equilibrium regions in the plasma - cold-flow interaction region and close to the anode surface. Marked differences in the arc dynamics, especially in the arc reattachment process, and in the magnitudes of the total voltage drop and outlet temperatures and velocities between the models are observed. The non-equilibr...

  16. Introduction to non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics

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    Jaksic, Vojkan

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.2 NESS and entropy production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.3 Structural properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.4 C -scattering and NESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4 Open quantum systems will discuss the scattering theory of non-equilibrium steady states (NESS) (this topic has been only quickly

  17. Eulerian and Lagrangian pictures of non-equilibrium diffusions

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    Raphael Chetrite; Krzysztof Gawedzki

    2009-05-28

    We show that a non-equilibrium diffusive dynamics in a finite-dimensional space takes in the Lagrangian frame of its mean local velocity an equilibrium form with the detailed balance property. This explains the equilibrium nature of the fluctuation-dissipation relations in that frame observed previously. The general considerations are illustrated on few examples of stochastic particle dynamics.

  18. AIAA 2003-3549 Numerical Prediction of Non-equilibrium

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    D'Ambrosio, Domenic

    models with respect to the macroscopic thermochemical non-equilibrium models that are usually used i (per unit mass) ev,eq i specific equilibrium vibrational energy of species i h mixture enthalpy hf i formation enthalpy of species i hi species enthalpy (per unit mass) ho stagnation enthalpy K time

  19. Non-equilibrium processes in modern semiconductor devices. Spring 2008.

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    Levi, Anthony F. J.

    EE 606 Non-equilibrium processes in modern semiconductor devices. Spring 2008. A. F. J. Levi TTh 11 still use equilibrium or near equilibrium concepts to describe device operation. The purpose of this course is to introduce a more realistic approach to understanding device operation in modern sub

  20. Thermal non-equilibrium transport in colloids Alois Wrger

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Thermal non-equilibrium transport in colloids Alois Würger Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d like an external field on colloidal suspensions and drives the solute particles to the cold or to the warm, depending on interfacial and solvent properties. We dis- cuss different transport mechanisms

  1. A hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theories

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    Denis Bernard; Benjamin Doyon

    2015-07-27

    We develop a hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theory. We study non-equilibrium steady states in the context of one-dimensional conformal field theory perturbed by the $T\\bar T$ irrelevant operator. By direct quantum computation, we show, to first order in the coupling, that a relativistic hydrodynamic emerges, which is a simple modification of one-dimensional conformal fluids. We show that it describes the steady state and its approach, and we provide the main characteristics of the steady state, which lies between two shock waves. The velocities of these shocks are modified by the perturbation and equal the sound velocities of the asymptotic baths. Pushing further this approach, we are led to conjecture that the approach to the steady state is generically controlled by the power law $t^{-1/2}$, and that the widths of the shocks increase with time according to $t^{1/3}$.

  2. A hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theories

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    Bernard, Denis

    2015-01-01

    We develop a hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theory. We study non-equilibrium steady states in the context of one-dimensional conformal field theory perturbed by the $T\\bar T$ irrelevant operator. By direct quantum computation, we show, to first order in the coupling, that a relativistic hydrodynamic emerges, which is a simple modification of one-dimensional conformal fluids. We show that it describes the steady state and its approach, and we provide the main characteristics of the steady state, which lies between two shock waves. The velocities of these shocks are modified by the perturbation and equal the sound velocities of the asymptotic baths. Pushing further this approach, we are led to conjecture that the approach to the steady state is generically controlled by the power law $t^{-1/2}$, and that the widths of the shocks increase with time according to $t^{1/3}$.

  3. Non-equilibrium Condensation Process in a Holographic Superconductor

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    Keiju Murata; Shunichiro Kinoshita; Norihiro Tanahashi

    2010-05-04

    We study the non-equilibrium condensation process in a holographic superconductor. When the temperature T is smaller than a critical temperature T_c, there are two black hole solutions, the Reissner-Nordstrom-AdS black hole and a black hole with a scalar hair. In the boundary theory, they can be regarded as the supercooled normal phase and the superconducting phase, respectively. We consider perturbations on supercooled Reissner-Nordstrom-AdS black holes and study their non-linear time evolution to know about physical phenomena associated with rapidly-cooled superconductors. We find that, for Tsuperconducting order parameter. Finally, we study the time evolution of event and apparent horizons and discuss their correspondence with the entropy of the boundary theory. Our result gives a first step toward the holographic understanding of the non-equilibrium process in superconductors.

  4. Non-Equilibrium Phase Transition in Rapidly Expanding Matter

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    I. N. Mishustin

    1999-04-29

    Non-equilibrium features of a first order phase transition from the quark-gluon plasma to a hadronic gas in relativistic heavy-ion collisions are discussed. It is demonstrated that strong collective expansion may lead to the fragmentation of the plasma phase into droplets surrounded by undersaturated hadronic gas. Subsequent hadronization of droplets will generate strong non-statistical fluctuations in the hadron rapidity distribution in individual events. The strongest fluctuations are expected in the vicinity of the phase transition threshold.

  5. Non-equilibrium Entanglement and Noise in Coupled Qubits

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    N. Lambert; R. Aguado; T. Brandes

    2006-02-03

    We study charge entanglement in two Coulomb-coupled double quantum dots in thermal equilibrium and under stationary non-equilibrium transport conditions. In the transport regime, the entanglement exhibits a clear switching threshold and various limits due to suppression of tunneling by Quantum Zeno localisation or by an interaction induced energy gap. We also calculate quantum noise spectra and discuss the inter-dot current correlation as an indicator of the entanglement in transport experiments.

  6. Topics in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics Greg Pavliotis (Imperial College London)

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    Pavliotis, Grigorios

    Topics in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics Greg Pavliotis (Imperial College London) Dates: MON and calculation of transport coefficients #12;

  7. Non-equilibrium steady state in the hydro regime

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    Pourhasan, Razieh

    2015-01-01

    We study the existence and properties of the non-equilibrium steady state which arises by putting two copies of systems at different temperatures into a thermal contact. We solve the problem for the relativistic systems that are described by the energy-momentum of a perfect hydro with general equation of state (EOS). In particular, we examine several simple examples: a hydro with a linear EOS, a holographic CFT perturbed by a relevant operator and a barotropic fluid, i.e., P = P(E). Our studies suggest that the formation of steady state is a universal result of the hydro regime regardless of the kind of fluid.

  8. Non-equilibrium steady state in the hydro regime

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    Razieh Pourhasan

    2015-11-20

    We study the existence and properties of the non-equilibrium steady state which arises by putting two copies of systems at different temperatures into a thermal contact. We solve the problem for the relativistic systems that are described by the energy-momentum of a perfect hydro with general equation of state (EOS). In particular, we examine several simple examples: a hydro with a linear EOS, a holographic CFT perturbed by a relevant operator and a barotropic fluid, i.e., P = P(E). Our studies suggest that the formation of steady state is a universal result of the hydro regime regardless of the kind of fluid.

  9. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics approach to open quantum systems

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    Vitalii Semin; Francesco Petruccione

    2014-11-11

    Open quantum systems are studied from the thermodynamical point of view unifying the principle of maximum informational entropy and the hypothesis of relaxation times hierarchy. The result of the unification is a non-Markovian and local in time master equation that provides a direct connection of dynamical and thermodynamical properties of open quantum systems. The power of the approach is illustrated with the application to the damped harmonic oscillator and the damped driven two-level system resulting in analytical expressions for the non-Markovian and non-equilibrium entropy and inverse temperature.

  10. Non-equilibrium microtubule fluctuations in a model cytoskeleton

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    C. P. Brangwynne; G. H. Koenderink; F. C. MacKintosh; D. A. Weitz

    2007-09-19

    Biological activity gives rise to non-equilibrium fluctuations in the cytoplasm of cells; however, there are few methods to directly measure these fluctuations. Using a reconstituted actin cytoskeleton, we show that the bending dynamics of embedded microtubules can be used to probe local stress fluctuations. We add myosin motors that drive the network out of equilibrium, resulting in an increased amplitude and modified time-dependence of microtubule bending fluctuations. We show that this behavior results from step-like forces on the order of 10 pN driven by collective motor dynamics.

  11. Non-equilibrium steady state in the hydro regime

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    Razieh Pourhasan

    2015-09-03

    We study the existence and properties of the non-equilibrium steady state which arises by putting two copies of systems at different temperatures into a thermal contact. We solve the problem for the relativistic systems that are described by the energy-momentum of a perfect hydro with general equation of state (EOS). In particular, we examine several simple examples: a hydro with a linear EOS, a holographic CFT perturbed by a relevant operator and a barotropic fluid, i.e., P = P(E). Our studies suggest that the formation of steady state is a universal result of the hydro regime regardless of the kind of fluid.

  12. Ethanol reforming in non-equilibrium plasma of glow discharge

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    Levko, D

    2012-01-01

    The results of a detailed kinetic study of the main plasma chemical processes in non-equilibrium ethanol/argon plasma are presented. It is shown that at the beginning of the discharge the molecular hydrogen is mainly generated in the reaction of ethanol H-abstraction. Later hydrogen is formed from active H, CH2OH and CH3CHOH and formaldehyde. Comparison with experimental data has shown that the used kinetic mechanism predicts well the concentrations of main species at the reactor outlet.

  13. Fe Atomic Data for Non-equilibrium Ionization Plasmas (Conference) |

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  14. Entropy production in non-equilibrium fluctuating hydrodynamics

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    Giacomo Gradenigo; Andrea Puglisi; Alessandro Sarracino

    2012-05-16

    Fluctuating entropy production is studied for a set of linearly coupled complex fields. The general result is applied to non-equilibrium fluctuating hydrodynamic equations for coarse-grained fields (density, temperature and velocity), in the framework of model granular fluids. We find that the average entropy production, obtained from the microscopic stochastic description, can be expressed in terms of macroscopic quantities, in analogy with linear non-equilibrium thermodynamics. We consider the specific cases of driven granular fluids with two different kinds of thermostat and the homogeneous cooling regime. In all cases, the average entropy production turns out to be the product of a thermodynamic force and a current: the former depends on the specific energy injection mechanism, the latter takes always the form of a static correlation between fluctuations of density and temperature time-derivative. Both vanish in the elastic limit. The behavior of the entropy production is studied at different length scales and the qualitative differences arising for the different granular models are discussed.

  15. A probability theory for non-equilibrium gravitational systems

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    Peñarrubia, Jorge

    2015-01-01

    This paper uses dynamical invariants to describe the evolution of collisionless systems subject to time-dependent gravitational forces without resorting to maximum-entropy probabilities. We show that collisionless relaxation can be viewed as a special type of diffusion process in the integral-of-motion space. In time-varying potentials with a fixed spatial symmetry the diffusion coefficients are closely related to virial quantities, such as the specific moment of inertia, the virial factor and the mean kinetic and potential energy of microcanonical particle ensembles. The non-equilibrium distribution function (DF) is found by convolving the initial DF with the Green function that solves Einstein's equation for freely diffusing particles. Such a convolution also yields a natural solution to the Fokker-Planck equations in the energy space. Our mathematical formalism can be generalized to potentials with a time-varying symmetry, where diffusion extends over multiple dimensions of the integral-of-motion space. Th...

  16. Non-equilibrium steady states for chains of four rotors

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    Noé Cuneo; Jean-Pierre Eckmann

    2015-04-20

    We study a chain of four interacting rotors (rotators) connected at both ends to stochastic heat baths at different temperatures. We show that for non-degenerate interaction potentials the system relaxes, at a stretched exponential rate, to a non-equilibrium steady state (NESS). Rotors with high energy tend to decouple from their neighbors due to fast oscillation of the forces. Because of this, the energy of the central two rotors, which interact with the heat baths only through the external rotors, can take a very long time to dissipate. By appropriately averaging the oscillatory forces, we estimate the dissipation rate and construct a Lyapunov function. Compared to the chain of length three (considered previously by C. Poquet and the current authors), the new difficulty with four rotors is the apparition of resonances when both central rotors are fast. We deal with these resonances using the rapid thermalization of the two external rotors.

  17. Biological implications of dynamical phases in non-equilibrium networks

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    Murugan, Arvind

    2015-01-01

    Biology achieves novel functions like error correction, ultra-sensitivity and accurate concentration measurement at the expense of free energy through Maxwell Demon-like mechanisms. The design principles and free energy trade-offs have been studied for a variety of such mechanisms. In this review, we emphasize a perspective based on dynamical phases that can explain commonalities shared by these mechanisms. Dynamical phases are defined by typical trajectories executed by non-equilibrium systems in the space of internal states. We find that coexistence of dynamical phases can have dramatic consequences for function vs free energy cost trade-offs. Dynamical phases can also provide an intuitive picture of the design principles behind such biological Maxwell Demons.

  18. Mixing from Fickian Diffusion and Natural Convection in Binary Non-Equilibrium Fluid

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    Firoozabadi, Abbas

    Mixing from Fickian Diffusion and Natural Convection in Binary Non-Equilibrium Fluid Phases L coefficients Introduction The mixing of two non equilibrium fluid phases is rele- vant to a large number formations is a promising method considered for sequestering CO2 captured from fossil-fuel power plants

  19. Non-equilibrium steady state of sparse systems Daniel Hurowitz and Doron Cohen

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    Cohen, Doron

    or weakly interacting driven systems. Such "sparse" systems reach a novel non-equilibrium steady state (NESS case the quantum NESS might differ enormously from the stochastic NESS, with saturation temperature ensemble is analyzed. The study of systems with non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) has become active

  20. Non-equilibrium CO chemistry in the solar atmosphere

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    A. Asensio Ramos; J. Trujillo Bueno; M. Carlsson; J. Cernicharo

    2003-03-20

    Investigating the reliability of the assumption of instantaneous chemical equilibrium (ICE) for calculating the CO number density in the solar atmosphere is of crucial importance for the resolution of the long-standing controversy over the existence of `cool clouds' in the chromosphere, and for determining whether the cool gas owes its existence to CO radiative cooling or to a hydrodynamical process. Here we report the first results of such an investigation in which we have carried out time-dependent gas-phase chemistry calculations in radiation hydrodynamical simulations of solar chromospheric dynamics. We show that while the ICE approximation turns out to be suitable for modeling the observed infrared CO lines at the solar disk center, it may substantially overestimate the `heights of formation' of strong CO lines synthesized close to the edge of the solar disk, especially concerning vigorous dynamic cases resulting from relatively strong photospheric disturbances. This happens because during the cool phases of the hydrodynamical simulations the CO number density in the outer atmospheric regions is smaller than what is stipulated by the ICE approximation, resulting in decreased CO opacity in the solar chromosphere. As a result, the cool CO-bearing gas which produces the observed molecular lines must be located at atmospheric heights not greater than 700 km, approximately. We conclude that taking into account the non-equilibrium chemistry improves the agreement with the available on-disk and off-limb observations, but that the hydrodynamical simulation model has to be even cooler than anticipated by the ICE approximation, and this has to be the case at the `new' (i.e. deeper) formation regions of the rovibrational CO lines.

  1. Computing stationary distributions in equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems with Forward Flux Sampling

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    Chantal Valeriani; Rosalind J. Allen; Marco J. Morelli; Daan Frenkel; Pieter Rein ten Wolde

    2009-07-03

    We present a method for computing stationary distributions for activated processes in equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems using Forward Flux Sampling (FFS). In this method, the stationary distributions are obtained directly from the rate constant calculations for the forward and backward reactions; there is no need to perform separate calculations for the stationary distribution and the rate constant. We apply the method to the non-equilibrium rare event problem proposed by Maier and Stein, to nucleation in a 2-dimensional Ising system, and to the flipping of a genetic switch.

  2. Molecular dynamics study of non-equilibrium energy transport from a cylindrical track: Part II

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    Johnson, Robert E.

    Molecular dynamics study of non-equilibrium energy transport from a cylindrical track: Part II that it is the description of the radial transport and the absence of energy transport to the surface, rather than¯ects the nature of the energizing process rather than the energy transport. In this paper we describe the details

  3. Molecular dynamics study of non-equilibrium energy transport from a cylindrical track

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    Johnson, Robert E.

    Molecular dynamics study of non-equilibrium energy transport from a cylindrical track I. Test were carried out to describe the kinetic energy transport in a low temper- ature, condensed-gas solid, equilibration competes with radial transport of energy from the cylindrically excited region. The radial

  4. A non-equilibrium potential function to study competition in neural systems

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    Mejias, Jorge F. [Department of Physics and Centre for Neural Dynamics, University of Ottawa, K1N 6N5 Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

    2011-03-24

    In this work, I overview some novel results concerning the theoretical calculation of a non-equilibrium potential function for a biologically motivated model of a neural network. Such model displays competition between different populations of excitatory and inhibitory neurons, which is known to originate synchronous dynamics, fast activity oscillations, and other nontrivial behavior in more sophisticated models of neural media.

  5. The cost of males in non-equilibrium populations Curtis M. Lively

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    Lively, Curt

    . Mathematical methods: The cost of males per reproductive time step was calculated as the ratio of the per-capita population. This reduction in the per-capita growth rate has been called the `cost of males' (Maynard SmithThe cost of males in non-equilibrium populations Curtis M. Lively Department of Biology, Indiana

  6. Prediction of non-equilibrium solidification modes in austenitic stainless steel laser welds

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    Vitek, J.M.; David, S.A.

    1993-08-01

    A primary austenitic, non-equilibrium mode of solidification can be induced in many 300 series austenitic stainless steels by laser welding and other rapid solidification techniques. The change in solidification mode can often result in a fully austenitic microstructure compared to the two phase ferrite plus austenite microstructure that is commonly found after primary ferrite solidification. A predictive capability for the solidification mode under rapid solidification conditions such as laser welding is needed since the microstructure and properties are closely related to solidification behavior. Conventional constitutional diagrams do not predict with any reliability the change to non-equilibrium austenitic solidification mode. Several means that have been attempted to predict the solidification behavior under extreme conditions are reviewed. The Cr{sub EQ}/Ni{sub EQ} ratio is shown to be unreliable, at least with the equivalence factors commonly used. Theoretical calculations of growth rate competition between ferrite and austenite solidification show promise, but some ambiguity results from inaccuracy in thermophysical material parameters. Use of calculated thermodynamic parameters such as equilibrium and non-equilibrium liquidus and solidus temperatures also shows some promise. However, this approach is not completely satisfactory and reliable either. It is concluded that a reliable and accurate method for predicting the tendency of austenitic stainless steels to solidify in the non-equilibrium mode is not yet available.

  7. Non-Equilibrium and Current Sheet Formation in Line-Tied

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    Ng, Chung-Sang

    Non-Equilibrium and Current Sheet Formation in Line-Tied Magnetic Fields: Heating of the Solar · A theorem on Parker's model [Ng & Bhattacharjee, 1998] · Future directions Solar corona: heating problem Parker's Model (1972) · Reconnection without magnetic nulls · Conclusion #12;http://science.nasa.gov/ssl/PAD/solar

  8. On the local space-time structure of non-equilibrium steady states.

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    #12;1 Introduction. Non-equilibrium stationary states (NESS) of systems of classical Hamiltonian os recent years [7, 9, 24]. Numerous global results concerning those NESS have been obtained, including and the characterization of NESS in terms of probabilities over pathspace introduced by Maes [18]. There- fore, in order

  9. Non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) of sparse systems Doron Cohen

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    Cohen, Doron

    Non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) of sparse systems Doron Cohen Ben-Gurion University Htotal implies a glassy NESS We can define NESS effective temperature D() exhibit LRT to SLRT crossover Quantum (s=0.01) T B #12;Quantum NESS for toy model with n.n. transitions d dt = -i[H, ] - 2 2 [V, [V,

  10. Non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) of sparse systems Doron Cohen

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    Cohen, Doron

    Non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) of sparse systems Doron Cohen Ben-Gurion University Daniel (s=0.85) Quantum (s=0.01) Stochastic (s=0.01) T B #12;Quantum NESS for toy model with n.n. transitions d dt = -i[H, ] - 2 2 [V, [V,

  11. The non-equilibrium steady state of sparse systems with non trivial topology

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    Cohen, Doron

    , the system will reach a Non-Equilibrium Steady State (NESS). #12;The model system System + Bath + Driving of cooling = DB TB - DB Tsystem Driving System Work (W)Heat (Q) Bath SB() SA() Hence at the NESS: Tsystem = 1 to the sparsity of the perturbation matrix, the NESS is of glassy nature [1]. 2. An extension of the Fluctuation

  12. Non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) of sparse systems Doron Cohen

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    Cohen, Doron

    Non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) of sparse systems Doron Cohen Ben-Gurion University Daniel + D() DB « TB Sparsity implies a glassy NESS We can define NESS effective temperature D() exhibit LRT (s=0.85) Quantum (s=0.01) Stochastic (s=0.01) T B #12;Quantum NESS for toy model with n

  13. Lyapunov functions, stationary distributions, and non-equilibrium potential for chemical reaction networks

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    Lyapunov functions, stationary distributions, and non-equilibrium potential for chemical reaction reac- tion systems and Lyapunov functions for their deterministic counterparts. Specifically, we derive the well known Lyapunov function of chemical reaction network theory as a scaling limit of the non

  14. Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) under non-equilibrium conditions R. C. Oberthr

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    Boyer, Edmond

    663 Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) under non-equilibrium conditions R. C. Oberthür Institut with the times obtained from quasi- elastic neutron and light scattering, which yield information about neutrons aux petits angles (DNPA) pour l'étude des systèmes hors d'équi- libre thermodynamique est

  15. Adjoint-Based Aerothermodynamic Shape Design of Hypersonic Vehicles in Non-Equilibrium Flows

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    Alonso, Juan J.

    , inviscid gas mixture in thermochemical non-equilibrium for force-based objective functions. These adjoint geometries with aerothermodynamic considerations in the presence of high-enthalpy, chemically reactive gas of convective fluxes H Enthalpy per unit mass ¯¯I Identity matrix J Objective function J Objective function

  16. Atomic loss and gain as a resource for non-equilibrium phase transitions in optical lattices

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    Everest, Ben; Lesanovsky, Igor

    2015-01-01

    Recent breakthroughs in the experimental manipulation of strongly interacting atomic Rydberg gases in lattice potentials have opened a new avenue for the study of many-body phenomena. Considerable efforts are currently being undertaken to achieve clean experimental settings that show a minimal amount of noise and disorder and are close to zero temperature. A complementary direction investigates the interplay between coherent and dissipative processes. Recent experiments have revealed a first glimpse into the emergence of a rich non-equilibrium behavior stemming from the competition of laser excitation, strong interactions and radiative decay of Rydberg atoms. The aim of the present theoretical work is to show that local incoherent loss and gain of atoms can in fact be the source of interesting out-of-equilibrium dynamics. This perspective opens new paths for the exploration of non-equilibrium critical phenomena and, more generally, phase transitions, some of which so far have been rather difficult to study. T...

  17. Discrete Boltzmann modeling of multiphase flows: hydrodynamic and thermodynamic non-equilibrium effects

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    Gan, Yanbiao; Zhang, Guangcai; Succi, Sauro

    2015-01-01

    A discrete Boltzmann model (DBM) is developed to investigate the hydrodynamic and thermodynamic non-equilibrium (TNE) effects in phase separation process. The interparticle forces drive changes and the gradient force, induced by gradients of macroscopic quantities, oppose them. In this paper we investigate the interplay between them by providing detailed inspection of various non-equilibrium observables. Based on the TNE features, we define a TNE strength which roughly estimates the deviation amplitude from the thermodynamic equilibrium. The time evolution of the TNE intensity provides a convenient and efficient physical criterion to separate the stages of the spinodal decomposition and domain growth. Via the DBM simulation and this criterion, we quantitatively study the effects of latent heat and surface tension on phase separation. It is found that, the TNE strength attains its maximum at the end of the spinodal decomposition stage, and it decreases when the latent heat increases from zero. The surface tens...

  18. Granular rotor as a probe for a non-equilibrium bath

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    Tomohiko G. Sano; Kiyoshi Kanazawa; Hisao Hayakawa

    2015-11-27

    The dynamics of a rotor under viscous or dry friction is investigated as a non-equilibrium probe of a granular gas numerically and analytically. To demonstrate a role of the rotor as a probe for a non-equilibrium bath, we perform the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of the rotor under viscous or dry friction surrounded by a steady granular gas under gravity. We theoretically derive a one-to-one map between the velocity distribution function (VDF) for the granular gas and the angular one for the rotor. With the aid of the MD simulation, we demonstrate that the one-to-one map works well to infer the local VDF of the granular gas from the angular one of the rotor, and vice versa.

  19. On Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Space-Time and Quantum Gravity

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    Joakim Munkhammar

    2015-07-02

    Based on recent results from general relativistic statistical mechanics and black hole information transfer limits a space-time entropy-action equivalence is proposed as a generalization of the holographic principle. With this conjecture, the action principle can be replaced by the second law of thermodynamics, and for the Einstein-Hilbert action the Einstein field equations are conceptually the result of thermodynamic equilibrium. For non-equilibrium situations Jaynes' information-theoretic approach to maximum entropy production is adopted instead of the second law of thermodynamics. As it turns out, for appropriate choices of constants quantum gravity is obtained. For the special case of a free particle the Bekenstein-Verlinde entropy-to-displacement relation of holographic gravity, and thus the traditional holographic principle, emerges. Although Jacobson's original thermodynamic equilibrium approach proposed that gravity might not necessarily be quantized, this particular non-equilibrium treatment might require it.

  20. Non-equilibrium isothermal transformations in a temperature gradient from a microscopic dynamics

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    Stefano Olla; Viviana Letizia

    2015-05-19

    We consider a chain of anharmonic oscillators immersed in a heat bath with a temperature gradient and a time varying tension applied to one end of the chain while the other side is fixed to a point. We prove that under diffusive space-time rescaling the volume strain distribution of the chain evolves following a non-linear diffusive equation. The stationary states of the dynamics are of non-equilibrium and have a positive entropy production, so the classical relative entropy methods cannot be used. We develop new estimates based on entropic hypocoercivity, that allows to control the distribution of the positions configurations of the chain. The macroscopic limit can be used to model isothermal thermodynamic transformations between non-equilibrium stationary states.

  1. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of damped Timoshenko and damped Bresse systems

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    Manh Hong Duong

    2015-03-06

    In this paper, we cast damped Timoshenko and damped Bresse systems into a general framework for non-equilibrium thermodynamics, namely the GENERIC (General Equation for Non-Equilibrium Reversible-Irreversible Coupling) framework. The main ingredients of GENERIC consist of five building blocks: a state space, a Poisson operator, a dissipative operator, an energy functional, and an entropy functional. The GENERIC formulation of damped Timoshenko and damped Bresse systems brings several benefits. First, it provides alternative ways to derive thermodynamically consistent models of these systems by construct- ing building blocks instead of invoking conservation laws and constitutive relations. Second, it reveals clear physical and geometrical structures of these systems, e.g., the role of the energy and the entropy as the driving forces for the reversible and irreversible dynamics respectively. Third, it allows us to introduce a new GENERIC model for damped Timoshenko systems that is not existing in the literature.

  2. Heating of thermal non-equilibrium ions by Alfvén wave via nonresonant interaction

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    Liu, Hai-Feng; Wang, Shi-Qing [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu 610041 (China) [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu 610041 (China); The Engineering and Technical College of Chengdu University of Technology, Leshan 614000 (China); Li, Ke-Hua [The Engineering and Technical College of Chengdu University of Technology, Leshan 614000 (China)] [The Engineering and Technical College of Chengdu University of Technology, Leshan 614000 (China)

    2013-10-15

    Pickup of thermal non-equilibrium ions by Alfvén wave via nonresonant wave-particle interaction is investigated by means of analytical test-particle theory. Some interesting and new results are found. No matter what the initial velocity distribution is, if the background magnetic field, the Alfvén speed, and the Alfvén magnetic field are fixed, the average parallel velocity never changes when t??. Heating effects in the perpendicular and parallel direction just depend on the initial temperature, and the perpendicular temperature increase is more prominent. It is noted that the heating effect of thermal non-equilibrium ions (Kappa ions) is weaker than that of the Maxwellian. This phenomenon may be relative to the heating of ions in the solar corona as well as in some toroidal confinement fusion devices.

  3. Non-equilibrium condensation process in holographic superconductor with nonlinear electrodynamics

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    Yunqi Liu; Yungui Gong; Bin Wang

    2015-05-14

    We study the non-equilibrium condensation process in a holographic superconductor with nonlinear corrections to the U(1) gauge field. We start with an asymptotic Anti-de-Sitter(AdS) black hole against a complex scalar perturbation at the initial time, and solve the dynamics of the gravitational systems in the bulk. When the black hole temperature T is smaller than a critical value Tc, the scalar perturbation grows exponentially till saturation, the final state of spacetime approaches to a hairy black hole. In the bulk theory, we find the clue of the influence of nonlinear corrections in the gauge field on the process of the scalar field condensation. We show that the bulk dynamics in the non-equilibrium process is completely consistent with the observations on the boundary order parameter. Furthermore we examine the time evolution of horizons in the bulk non-equilibrium transformation process from the bald AdS black hole to the AdS hairy hole. Both the evolution of apparent and event horizons show that the original AdS black hole configuration requires more time to finish the transformation to become a hairy black hole if there is nonlinear correction to the electromagnetic field. We generalize our non-equilibrium discussions to the holographic entanglement entropy and find that the holographic entanglement entropy can give us further understanding of the influence of the nonlinearity in the gauge field on the scalar condensation. In our analysis, we also compare the effect of different models on the corrections to the gauge field on the formation of holographic superconductor.

  4. Theory of Non-Equilibrium Stationary States as a Theory of Resonances.

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    of NESS M. Merkli #3;y M. Muck zx I.M. Sigal {k March 1, 2006 Abstract We study a small quantum system (e then the combined system has a stationary, non-equilibrium state (NESS). We show that this state has nonvanishing the reservoirs are in equilibria at temperatures T1 and T2 , converges to this NESS. Our results are valid

  5. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of dark energy on the power-law entropy corrected apparent horizon

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    M. Umar Farooq; Mubasher Jamil

    2011-11-24

    We investigate the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) universe (containing dark energy) as a non-equilibrium (irreversible) thermodynamical system by considering the power-law correction to the horizon entropy. By taking power-law entropy area law which appear in dealing with the entanglement of quantum fields in and out the horizon, we determine the power-law entropy corrected apparent horizon of the FRW universe.

  6. Trace formulae for non-equilibrium Casimir interactions, heat radiation and heat transfer for arbitrary objects

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    Matthias Krüger; Giuseppe Bimonte; Thorsten Emig; Mehran Kardar

    2012-07-16

    We present a detailed derivation of heat radiation, heat transfer and (Casimir) interactions for N arbitrary objects in the framework of fluctuational electrodynamics in thermal non-equilibrium. The results can be expressed as basis-independent trace formulae in terms of the scattering operators of the individual objects. We prove that heat radiation of a single object is positive, and that heat transfer (for two arbitrary passive objects) is from the hotter to a colder body. The heat transferred is also symmetric, exactly reversed if the two temperatures are exchanged. Introducing partial wave-expansions, we transform the results for radiation, transfer and forces into traces of matrices that can be evaluated in any basis, analogous to the equilibrium Casimir force. The method is illustrated by (re)deriving the heat radiation of a plate, a sphere and a cylinder. We analyze the radiation of a sphere for different materials, emphasizing that a simplification often employed for metallic nano-spheres is typically invalid. We derive asymptotic formulae for heat transfer and non-equilibrium interactions for the cases of a sphere in front a plate and for two spheres, extending previous results. As an example, we show that a hot nano-sphere can levitate above a plate with the repulsive non-equilibrium force overcoming gravity -- an effect that is not due to radiation pressure.

  7. Phase-field investigation on the non-equilibrium interface dynamics of rapid alloy solidification

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    Choi, Jeong

    2011-08-15

    The research program reported here is focused on critical issues that represent conspicuous gaps in current understanding of rapid solidification, limiting our ability to predict and control microstructural evolution (i.e. morphological dynamics and microsegregation) at high undercooling, where conditions depart significantly from local equilibrium. More specifically, through careful application of phase-field modeling, using appropriate thin-interface and anti-trapping corrections and addressing important details such as transient effects and a velocity-dependent (i.e. adaptive) numerics, the current analysis provides a reasonable simulation-based picture of non-equilibrium solute partitioning and the corresponding oscillatory dynamics associated with single-phase rapid solidification and show that this method is a suitable means for a self-consistent simulation of transient behavior and operating point selection under rapid growth conditions. Moving beyond the limitations of conventional theoretical/analytical treatments of non-equilibrium solute partitioning, these results serve to substantiate recent experimental findings and analytical treatments for single-phase rapid solidification. The departure from the equilibrium solid concentration at the solid-liquid interface was often observed during rapid solidification, and the energetic associated non-equilibrium solute partitioning has been treated in detail, providing possible ranges of interface concentrations for a given growth condition. Use of these treatments for analytical description of specific single-phase dendritic and cellular operating point selection, however, requires a model for solute partitioning under a given set of growth conditions. Therefore, analytical solute trapping models which describe the chemical partitioning as a function of steady state interface velocities have been developed and widely utilized in most of the theoretical investigations of rapid solidification. However, these solute trapping models are not rigorously verified due to the difficulty in experimentally measuring under rapid growth conditions. Moreover, since these solute trapping models include kinetic parameters which are difficult to directly measure from experiments, application of the solute trapping models or the associated analytic rapid solidification model is limited. These theoretical models for steady state rapid solidification which incorporate the solute trapping models do not describe the interdependency of solute diffusion, interface kinetics, and alloy thermodynamics. The phase-field approach allows calculating, spontaneously, the non-equilibrium growth effects of alloys and the associated time-dependent growth dynamics, without making the assumptions that solute partitioning is an explicit function of velocity, as is the current convention. In the research described here, by utilizing the phase-field model in the thin-interface limit, incorporating the anti-trapping current term, more quantitatively valid interface kinetics and solute diffusion across the interface are calculated. In order to sufficiently resolve the physical length scales (i.e. interface thickness and diffusion boundary length), grid spacings are continually adjusted in calculations. The full trajectories of transient planar growth dynamics under rapid directional solidification conditions with different pulling velocities are described. As a validation of a model, the predicted steady state conditions are consistent with the analytic approach for rapid growth. It was confirmed that rapid interface dynamics exhibits the abrupt acceleration of the planar front when the effect of the non-equilibrium solute partitioning at the interface becomes signi ficant. This is consistent with the previous linear stability analysis for the non-equilibrium interface dynamics. With an appropriate growth condition, the continuous oscillation dynamics was able to be simulated using continually adjusting grid spacings. This oscillatory dynamics including instantaneous jump of interface velocities are consistent

  8. Effects of jamming on non-equilibrium transport times in nano-channels

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    Anton Zilman; John Pearson; Golan Bel

    2009-07-17

    Many biological channels perform highly selective transport without direct input of metabolic energy and without transitions from a 'closed' to an 'open' state during transport. Mechanisms of selectivity of such channels serve as an inspiration for creation of artificial nano-molecular sorting devices and bio-sensors. To elucidate the transport mechanisms, it is important to understand the transport on the single molecule level in the experimentally relevant regime when multiple particles are crowded in the channel. In this paper we analyze the effects of inter-particle crowding on the non-equilibrium transport times through a finite-length channel by means of analytical theory and computer simulations.

  9. A non-equilibrium model for fixed-bed multi-component adiabatic adsorption 

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    Harwell, Jeffrey Harry

    1979-01-01

    , 1970, 1972b). The objectives ares 1, To develop a non-equilibrium model for multicomponent adiabatic adsorption and show the dynamic behavior of the dependent' variables Cia qi ~ Tg and Ts, 2. Examine the validity of the assumption of local... mass of. solid, respec- tively, Qi is the saturation value of qi for component i, It depends on the surface ares occupied by one molecule of i and:W -hence independent of temperature. Ki is the zeciprocai of Ci when half the suz'face is oc- cupied...

  10. Potential and flux field landscape theory. II. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of spatially inhomogeneous stochastic dynamical systems

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    Wu, Wei; Wang, Jin

    2014-09-14

    We have established a general non-equilibrium thermodynamic formalism consistently applicable to both spatially homogeneous and, more importantly, spatially inhomogeneous systems, governed by the Langevin and Fokker-Planck stochastic dynamics with multiple state transition mechanisms, using the potential-flux landscape framework as a bridge connecting stochastic dynamics with non-equilibrium thermodynamics. A set of non-equilibrium thermodynamic equations, quantifying the relations of the non-equilibrium entropy, entropy flow, entropy production, and other thermodynamic quantities, together with their specific expressions, is constructed from a set of dynamical decomposition equations associated with the potential-flux landscape framework. The flux velocity plays a pivotal role on both the dynamic and thermodynamic levels. On the dynamic level, it represents a dynamic force breaking detailed balance, entailing the dynamical decomposition equations. On the thermodynamic level, it represents a thermodynamic force generating entropy production, manifested in the non-equilibrium thermodynamic equations. The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process and more specific examples, the spatial stochastic neuronal model, in particular, are studied to test and illustrate the general theory. This theoretical framework is particularly suitable to study the non-equilibrium (thermo)dynamics of spatially inhomogeneous systems abundant in nature. This paper is the second of a series.

  11. Discrete Boltzmann modeling of multiphase flows: hydrodynamic and thermodynamic non-equilibrium effects

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    Yanbiao Gan; Aiguo Xu; Guangcai Zhang; Sauro Succi

    2015-05-11

    A discrete Boltzmann model (DBM) is developed to investigate the hydrodynamic and thermodynamic non-equilibrium (TNE) effects in phase separation processes. The interparticle force drives changes and the gradient force, induced by gradients of macroscopic quantities, opposes them. In this paper, we investigate the interplay between them by providing detailed inspection of various non-equilibrium observables. Based on the TNE features, we define a TNE strength which roughly estimates the deviation amplitude from the thermodynamic equilibrium. The time evolution of the TNE intensity provides a convenient and efficient physical criterion to discriminate the stages of the spinodal decomposition and domain growth. Via the DBM simulation and this criterion, we quantitatively study the effects of latent heat and surface tension on phase separation. It is found that, the TNE strength attains its maximum at the end of the spinodal decomposition stage, and it decreases when the latent heat increases from zero. The surface tension effects are threefold, to prolong the duration of the spinodal decomposition stage, decrease the maximum TNE intensity, and accelerate the speed of the domain growth stage.

  12. Laser induced plasma on copper target, a non-equilibrium model

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    Oumeziane, Amina Ait, E-mail: a.aitoumeziane@gmail.com; Liani, Bachir [Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Abou Beker Blekaid University, Tlemcen (Algeria)] [Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Abou Beker Blekaid University, Tlemcen (Algeria); Parisse, Jean-Denis [IUSTI UMR CNRS 7343, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille (France)] [IUSTI UMR CNRS 7343, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille (France)

    2014-02-15

    The aim of this work is to present a comprehensive numerical model for the UV laser ablation of metal targets, it focuses mainly on the prediction of laser induced plasma thresholds, the effect of the laser-plasma interaction, and the importance of the electronic non-equilibrium in the laser induced plume and its expansion in the background gas. This paper describes a set of numerical models for laser-matter interaction between 193-248 and 355?nm lasers and a copper target. Along with the thermal effects inside the material resulting from the irradiation of the latter with the pulsed laser, the laser-evaporated matter interaction and the plasma formation are thoroughly modelled. In the laser induced plume, the electronic nonequilibrium and the laser beam absorption have been investigated. Our calculations of the plasmas ignition thresholds on copper targets have been validated and compared to experimental as well as theoretical results. Comparison with experiment data indicates that our results are in good agreement with those reported in the literature. Furthermore, the inclusion of electronic non-equilibrium in our work indicated that this important process must be included in models of laser ablation and plasma plume formation.

  13. A definition of thermodynamic entropy valid for non-equilibrium states and few-particle systems

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    Gian Paolo Beretta; Enzo Zanchini

    2014-11-19

    From a new rigorous formulation of the general axiomatic foundations of thermodynamics we derive an operational definition of entropy that responds to the emergent need in many technological frameworks to understand and deploy thermodynamic entropy well beyond the traditional realm of equilibrium states of macroscopic systems. The new definition is achieved by avoiding to resort to the traditional concepts of "heat" (which restricts $a$ $priori$ the traditional definitions of entropy to the equilibrium domain) and of "thermal reservoir" (which restricts $in$ $practice$ our previous definitions of non-equilibrium entropy to the many-particle domain). The measurement procedure that defines entropy is free from intrinsic limitations and can be applied, $in$ $principle$, even to non-equilibrium states of few-particle systems, provided they are separable and uncorrelated. The construction starts from a previously developed set of carefully worded operational definitions for all the basic concepts. Then, through a new set of fully spelled-out fundamental hypotheses (four postulates and five assumptions) we derive the definitions of energy and entropy of any state, and of temperature of any stable equilibrium state. Finally, we prove the principle of entropy non-decrease, the additivity of entropy differences, the maximum entropy principle, and the impossibility of existence of a thermal reservoir.

  14. Collision integrals for charged-charged interaction in two-temperature non-equilibrium plasma

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    Ghorui, S.; Das, A. K.

    2013-09-15

    Choice of an appropriate form of shielding distance in the estimation of collision integrals under screened coulomb potential for two-temperature non-equilibrium plasma is addressed. Simple expressions for collision integrals for charged-charged interactions are derived. It is shown that while some of the formalisms used earlier completely ignore the presence of ions, the others incorporating it may result in negative collision integrals for the interactions involving particles at higher charged states. The parametric regimes of concern and impact of different formalisms on the computed transport properties are investigated with specific reference to nitrogen plasma. A revised definition of the shielding distance is proposed, which incorporates both electrons and ions, avoids the problem of negative collision integrals in all practical regimes of interest and results in calculated property values in close agreement with experimentally observed results.

  15. Non-equilibrium thermodynamic potentials for continuous-time Markov chains

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    Gatien Verley

    2015-08-05

    We connect the rare fluctuations of an Equilibrium (EQ) process to the typical fluctuations of a Non-Equilibrium (NE) stationary process. In the framework of large deviation theory, this observation allows us to introduce NE thermodynamic potentials. For continuous-time Markov chains, we identify the relevant pairs of conjugated variables and propose two NE ensembles: one with fixed dynamics and fluctuating time-averaged variables, and another with fixed time-averaged variables, but a fluctuating dynamics. Accordingly, we show that NE processes are equivalent to conditioned EQ processes ensuring that NE potentials are Legendre dual. We find a variational principle satisfied by the NE potentials that reach their maximum in the NE stationary state and whose first derivatives produce the NE equations of state, and second derivatives produce the NE Maxwell relations generalizing the Onsager reciprocity relations.

  16. Dilution and resonance enhanced repulsion in non-equilibrium fluctuation forces

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    Giuseppe Bimonte; Thorsten Emig; Matthias Kruger; Mehran Kardar

    2011-07-08

    In equilibrium, forces induced by fluctuations of the electromagnetic field between electrically polarizable objects (microscopic or macroscopic) in vacuum are always attractive. The force may, however, become repulsive for microscopic particles coupled to thermal baths with different temperatures. We demonstrate that this non-equilibrium repulsion can be realized also between macroscopic objects, as planar slabs, if they are kept at different temperatures. It is shown that repulsion can be enhanced by (i) tuning of material resonances in the thermal region, and by (ii) reducing the dielectric contrast due to "dilution". This can lead to stable equilibrium positions. We discuss the realization of these effects for aerogels, yielding repulsion down to sub-micron distances at realistic porosities.

  17. Relativistic heavy ion collisions with realistic non-equilibrium mean fields

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    Fuchs, C; Wolter, H H

    1996-01-01

    We study the influence of non-equilibrium phase space effects on the dynamics of heavy ion reactions within the relativistic BUU approach. We use realistic Dirac-Brueckner-Hartree-Fock (DBHF) mean fields determined for two-Fermi-ellipsoid configurations, i.e. for colliding nuclear matter, in a local phase space configuration approximation (LCA). We compare to DBHF mean fields in the local density approximation (LDA) and to the non-linear Walecka model. The results are further compared to flow data of the reaction Au on Au at 400 MeV per nucleon measured by the FOPI collaboration. We find that the DBHF fields reproduce the experiment if the configuration dependence is taken into account. This has also implications on the determination of the equation of state from heavy ion collisions.

  18. Relativistic heavy ion collisions with realistic non-equilibrium mean fields

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    C. Fuchs; T. Gaitanos; H. H. Wolter

    1996-05-17

    We study the influence of non-equilibrium phase space effects on the dynamics of heavy ion reactions within the relativistic BUU approach. We use realistic Dirac-Brueckner-Hartree-Fock (DBHF) mean fields determined for two-Fermi-ellipsoid configurations, i.e. for colliding nuclear matter, in a local phase space configuration approximation (LCA). We compare to DBHF mean fields in the local density approximation (LDA) and to the non-linear Walecka model. The results are further compared to flow data of the reaction $Au$ on $Au$ at 400 MeV per nucleon measured by the FOPI collaboration. We find that the DBHF fields reproduce the experiment if the configuration dependence is taken into account. This has also implications on the determination of the equation of state from heavy ion collisions.

  19. Dilution and resonance enhanced repulsion in non-equilibrium fluctuation forces

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    Bimonte, Giuseppe; Kruger, Matthias; Kardar, Mehran

    2011-01-01

    In equilibrium, forces induced by fluctuations of the electromagnetic field between electrically polarizable objects (microscopic or macroscopic) in vacuum are always attractive. The force may, however, become repulsive for microscopic particles coupled to thermal baths with different temperatures. We demonstrate that this non-equilibrium repulsion can be realized also between macroscopic objects, as planar slabs, if they are kept at different temperatures. It is shown that repulsion can be enhanced by (i) tuning of material resonances in the thermal region, and by (ii) reducing the dielectric contrast due to "dilution". This can lead to stable equilibrium positions. We discuss the realization of these effects for aerogels, yielding repulsion down to sub-micron distances at realistic porosities.

  20. Photon production from a non-equilibrium quark-gluon plasma

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    Bhattacharya, Lusaka; Strickland, Michael

    2015-01-01

    We calculate leading-order medium photon yields from a quark-gluon plasma using (3+1)D anisotropic hydrodynamics. Non-equilibrium modifications of the photon rate is taken into account using a self-consistent modification of the particle distribution functions and the corresponding anisotropic hard-loop fermionic self-energies. We present predictions for the high-energy photon spectrum and photon elliptic flow as a function of transverse momentum, shear viscosity, and initial momentum-space anisotropy. Our findings indicate that high-energy photon production is sensitive to the assumed level of initial momentum-space anisotropy of the quark-gluon plasma. As a result, it may be possible to experimentally constrain the early-time momentum-space anisotropy of the quark-gluon plasma generated in relativistic heavy-ion collisions using high energy photon yields.

  1. Non-equilibrium thermo-hydrodynamic effects on the Rayleigh-Taylor instability in compressible flows

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    Huilin Lai; Aiguo Xu; Guangcai Zhang; Yanbiao Gan; Yangjun Ying; Sauro Succi

    2015-07-04

    A discrete Boltzmann model (DBM) is developed to investigate the Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) in compressible flows. Compressibility effects are investigated by inspecting the interplay between thermodynamic and hydrodynamic non-equilibrium manifestations (TNE, HNE, respectively) and their impact on the dynamics of the bubble and the spike at the interface between the heavy and the light fluid. To this purpose, two effective approaches are presented, one tracking the \\emph{local} TNE manifestations and the other focussing on the mean temperature of the flow. Both compressibility effect and the \\emph{global} TNE intensity show different trends in the initial and the later stages of the instability. Compressibility is found to retard the initial stage of the RTI and accelerate the later one. It is also found that TNE effects are generally enhanced by compressibility, especially in the later stage of the instability.

  2. Star formation and molecular hydrogen in dwarf galaxies: a non-equilibrium view

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    Hu, Chia-Yu; Walch, Stefanie; Glover, Simon C O; Clark, Paul C

    2015-01-01

    We study the connection of star formation to atomic (HI) and molecular hydrogen (H$_2$) in isolated, low metallicity dwarf galaxies with high-resolution ($m_{\\rm gas}$ = 4 M$_\\odot$, $N_{\\rm ngb}$ = 100) SPH simulations. The model includes self-gravity, non-equilibrium cooling, shielding from an interstellar radiation field, the chemistry of H$_2$ formation, H$_2$-independent star formation, supernova feedback and metal enrichment. We find that the H$_2$ mass fraction is sensitive to the adopted dust-to-gas ratio and the strength of the interstellar radiation field, while the star formation rate is not. Star formation is regulated by stellar feedback, keeping the gas out of thermal equilibrium for densities $n HI, not H$_2...

  3. Will there be future deceleration? A study of particle creation mechanism in non-equilibrium thermodynamics

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    Supriya Pan; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2015-04-12

    The paper deals with non-equilibrium thermodynamics based on adiabatic particle creation mechanism with the motivation of considering it as an alternative choice to explain the recent observed accelerating phase of the universe. Using Friedmann equations, it is shown that the deceleration parameter ($q$) can be obtained from the knowledge of the particle production rate ($\\Gamma$). Motivated from thermodynamical point of view, cosmological solutions are evaluated for the particle creation rates in three cosmic phases, namely, inflation, matter dominated and present late time acceleration. The deceleration parameter ($q$) is expressed as a function of the redshift parameter ($z$), and its variation is presented graphically. Also, statefinder analysis has been presented graphically in three different phases of the universe. Finally, two non-interacting fluids with different particle creation rates are considered as cosmic substratum, and deceleration parameter ($q$) is evaluated. It is examined whether more than one transition of $q$ is possible or not by graphical representations.

  4. Non-equilibrium steady states in the Klein-Gordon theory

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    Benjamin Doyon; Andrew Lucas; Koenraad Schalm; M. J. Bhaseen

    2014-09-23

    We construct non-equilibrium steady states in the Klein-Gordon theory in arbitrary space dimension $d$ following a local quench. We consider the approach where two independently thermalized semi-infinite systems, with temperatures $T_{\\rm L}$ and $T_{\\rm R}$, are connected along a $d-1$-dimensional hypersurface. A current-carrying steady state, described by thermally distributed modes with temperatures $T_{\\rm L}$ and $T_{\\rm R}$ for left and right-moving modes, respectively, emerges at late times. The non-equilibrium density matrix is the exponential of a non-local conserved charge. We obtain exact results for the average energy current and the complete distribution of energy current fluctuations. The latter shows that the long-time energy transfer can be described by a continuum of independent Poisson processes, for which we provide the exact weights. We further describe the full time evolution of local observables following the quench. Averages of generic local observables, including the stress-energy tensor, approach the steady state with a power-law in time, where the exponent depends on the initial conditions at the connection hypersurface. We describe boundary conditions and special operators for which the steady state is reached instantaneously on the connection hypersurface. A semiclassical analysis of freely propagating modes yields the average energy current at large distances and late times. We conclude by comparing and contrasting our findings with results for interacting theories and provide an estimate for the timescale governing the crossover to hydrodynamics. As a modification of our Klein-Gordon analysis we also include exact results for free Dirac fermions.

  5. Heat Transfer and Fluid Transport of Supercritical CO2 in Enhanced Geothermal System with Local Thermal Non-equilibrium Model

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    Zhang, Le; Luo, Feng; Xu, Ruina; Jiang, Peixue; Liu, Huihai

    2014-12-31

    The heat transfer and fluid transport of supercritical CO2 in enhanced geothermal system (EGS) is studied numerically with local thermal non-equilibrium model, which accounts for the temperature difference between solid matrix and fluid components in porous media and uses two energy equations to describe heat transfer in the solid matrix and in the fluid, respectively. As compared with the previous results of our research group, the effect of local thermal non-equilibrium mainly depends on the volumetric heat transfer coefficient ah, which has a significant effect on the production temperature at reservoir outlet and thermal breakthrough time. The uniformity of volumetricmore »heat transfer coefficient ah has little influence on the thermal breakthrough time, but the temperature difference become more obvious with time after thermal breakthrough with this simulation model. The thermal breakthrough time reduces and the effect of local thermal non-equilibrium becomes significant with decreasing ah.« less

  6. Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Vibrational Non-Equilibrium on the Decay of Grid-Generated Turbulence 

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    Fuller, T. J.

    2010-10-12

    fundamental decaying mesh turbulent flow field with passive grids. Vibrational non-equilibrium was achieved via a capacitively-coupled radio-frequency (RF) plasma discharge which required an operating pressure of 30 Torr. The flow velocity was 30 m/s. Data...

  7. A thermo-hydro-mechanical coupled model in local thermal non-equilibrium for fractured HDR reservoir

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A thermo-hydro-mechanical coupled model in local thermal non-equilibrium for fractured HDR of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia. Abstract The constitutive thermo-hydro-mechanical equations is next applied to simulate circulation tests at the Fenton Hill HDR reservoir. The finer thermo-hydro

  8. Influence of Penning effect on the plasma features in a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet

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    Zexian, Cao

    jet Zhengshi Chang, Nan Jiang, Guanjun Zhang, and Zexian Cao Citation: Journal of Applied Physics 115 pressure plasma jet Zhengshi Chang,1 Nan Jiang,2 Guanjun Zhang,1 and Zexian Cao2,a) 1 School of Electrical March 2014) Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) is a cold plasma source that promises

  9. Radiation-induced non-equilibrium redox chemistry of plutonium: implications for environmental migration

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    Haschke, J M; Siekhaus, W J

    2009-02-11

    Static concentrations of plutonium oxidation states in solution and at surfaces in oxide-water systems are identified as non-equilibrium steady states. These kinetically controlled systems are described by redox cycles based on irreversible disproportionation of Pu(IV), Pu(V), and Pu(VI) in OH-bridged intermediate complexes and at OH-covered oxide surfaces. Steady state is fixed by continuous redox cycles driven by radioactivity-promoted electron-transfer and energetically favorable reactions of Pu(III) and Pu(VII) disproportionation products with H2O. A model based on the redox cycles accounts for the high steady-state [Pu] coexisting with Pu(IV) hydrous oxide at pH 0-15 and for predominance of Pu(V) and Pu(VI) in solution. The steady-state [Pu] depends on pH and the surface area of oxide in solution, but not on the initial Pu oxidation state. PuO{sub 2+x} formation is attributed to high Pu(V) concentrations existing at water-exposed oxide surfaces. Results infer that migration of Pu in an aqueous environment is controlled by kinetic factors unique to that site and that the predominant oxidation states in solution are Pu(V) and Pu(VI).

  10. Dynamic implicit 3D adaptive mesh refinement for non-equilibrium radiation diffusion

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    B. Philip; Z. Wang; M.A. Berrill; M. Birke; M. Pernice

    2014-04-01

    The time dependent non-equilibrium radiation diffusion equations are important for solving the transport of energy through radiation in optically thick regimes and find applications in several fields including astrophysics and inertial confinement fusion. The associated initial boundary value problems that are encountered often exhibit a wide range of scales in space and time and are extremely challenging to solve. To efficiently and accurately simulate these systems we describe our research on combining techniques that will also find use more broadly for long term time integration of nonlinear multi-physics systems: implicit time integration for efficient long term time integration of stiff multi-physics systems, local control theory based step size control to minimize the required global number of time steps while controlling accuracy, dynamic 3D adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) to minimize memory and computational costs, Jacobian Free Newton–Krylov methods on AMR grids for efficient nonlinear solution, and optimal multilevel preconditioner components that provide level independent solver convergence.

  11. Spectroscopy of Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Charge Transfer in Semiconductor Quantum Structures

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    Clemens Rössler; Simon Burkhard; Tobias Krähenmann; Marc Röösli; Peter Märki; Julien Basset; Thomas Ihn; Klaus Ensslin; Christian Reichl; Werner Wegscheider

    2014-08-22

    We investigate equilibrium and non-equilibrium charge-transfer processes by performing high-resolution transport spectroscopy. Using electrostatically defined quantum dots for energy-selective emission and detection, we achieved unprecedented spectral resolution and a high degree of tunability of relevant experimental parameters. Most importantly, we observe that the spectral width of elastically transferred electrons can be substantially smaller than the linewidth of a thermally broadened Coulomb peak. This finding indicates that the charge-transfer process is fast compared to the electron--phonon interaction time. By drawing an analogy to double quantum dots, we argue that the spectral width of the elastic resonance is determined by the lifetime broadening $h\\it{\\Gamma}$ of the emitter and detector states. Good agreement with the model is found also in an experiment in which the charge transfer is in the regime $h\\it{\\Gamma}\\gg k_{\\rm{B}}T$. By performing spectroscopy below the Fermi energy, we furthermore observe elastic and inelastic transfer of holes.

  12. Non-equilibrium structure and dynamics in a microscopic model of thin film active gels

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    D. A. Head; W. J. Briels; G. Gompper

    2014-02-26

    In the presence of ATP, molecular motors generate active force dipoles that drive suspensions of protein filaments far from thermodynamic equilibrium, leading to exotic dynamics and pattern formation. Microscopic modelling can help to quantify the relationship between individual motors plus filaments to organisation and dynamics on molecular and supra-molecular length scales. Here we present results of extensive numerical simulations of active gels where the motors and filaments are confined between two infinite parallel plates. Thermal fluctuations and excluded-volume interactions between filaments are included. A systematic variation of rates for motor motion, attachment and detachment, including a differential detachment rate from filament ends, reveals a range of non-equilibrium behaviour. Strong motor binding produces structured filament aggregates that we refer to as asters, bundles or layers, whose stability depends on motor speed and differential end-detachment. The gross features of the dependence of the observed structures on the motor rate and the filament concentration can be captured by a simple one-filament model. Loosely bound aggregates exhibit super-diffusive mass transport, where filament translocation scales with lag time with non-unique exponents that depend on motor kinetics. An empirical data collapse of filament speed as a function of motor speed and end-detachment is found, suggesting a dimensional reduction of the relevant parameter space. We conclude by discussing the perspectives of microscopic modelling in the field of active gels.

  13. Non-equilibrium steady state and subgeometric ergodicity for a chain of three coupled rotors

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    Noé Cuneo; Jean-Pierre Eckmann; Christophe Poquet

    2015-09-03

    We consider a chain of three rotors (rotators) whose ends are coupled to stochastic heat baths. The temperatures of the two baths can be different, and we allow some constant torque to be applied at each end of the chain. Under some non-degeneracy condition on the interaction potentials, we show that the process admits a unique invariant probability measure, and that it is ergodic with a stretched exponential rate. The interesting issue is to estimate the rate at which the energy of the middle rotor decreases. As it is not directly connected to the heat baths, its energy can only be dissipated through the two outer rotors. But when the middle rotor spins very rapidly, it fails to interact effectively with its neighbors due to the rapid oscillations of the forces. By averaging techniques, we obtain an effective dynamics for the middle rotor, which then enables us to find a Lyapunov function. This and an irreducibility argument give the desired result. We finally illustrate numerically some properties of the non-equilibrium steady state.

  14. Chemical non-equilibrium and deconfinement in 200 A GeV Sulphur induced reactions

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    Jean Letessier; Johann Rafelski

    1998-10-06

    We interpret hadronic particle abundances produced in S--Au/W/Pb 200 A GeV reactions in terms of the final state hadronic phase space model and determine by a data fit of the chemical hadron freeze-out parameters. Allowing for the flavor abundance non-equilibrium a highly significant fit to experimental particle abundance data emerges, which supports possibility of strangeness distillation. We find under different strategies stable values for freeze-out temperature T_f=143\\pm3 MeV, baryochemical potential \\mu_B= 173\\pm6 MeV, ratio of strangeness (\\gamma_s) and light quark (\\gamma_q) phase space occupancies \\gamma_s/\\gamma_q=0.60\\pm0.02, and \\gamma_q=1.22\\pm0.05 without accounting for collective expansion (radial flow). When introducing flow effects which allow a consistent description of the transverse mass particle spectra, yielding |v_c|=0.49\\pm0.01c, we find \\gamma_s/\\gamma_q=0.69\\pm0.03, \\gamma_q=1.41\\pm0.08. The strange quark fugacity is fitted at \\lambda_s=1.00\\pm0.02 suggesting chemical freeze-out directly from the deconfined phase.

  15. Non-equilibrium quantum systems: Divergence between global and local descriptions

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    Pedro D. Manrique; Ferney Rodriguez; Luis Quiroga; Neil F. Johnson

    2015-02-24

    Even photosynthesis -- the most basic natural phenomenon underlying Life on Earth -- involves the non-trivial processing of excitations at the pico- and femtosecond scales during light-harvesting. The desire to understand such natural phenomena, as well as interpret the output from ultrafast experimental probes, creates an urgent need for accurate quantitative theories of open quantum systems. However it is unclear how best to generalize the well-established assumptions of an isolated system, particularly under non-equilibrium conditions. Here we compare two popular approaches: a description in terms of a direct product of the states of each individual system (i.e. a local approach) versus the use of new states resulting from diagonalizing the whole Hamiltonian (i.e. a global approach). We show that their equivalence fails when the system is open, in particular under the experimentally ubiquitous condition of a temperature gradient. By solving for the steady-state populations and calculating the heat flux as a test observable, we uncover stark differences between the formulations. This divergence highlights the need to establish rigorous ranges of applicability for such methods in modeling nanoscale transfer phenomena -- including during the light-harvesting process in photosynthesis.

  16. NON-EQUILIBRIUM CHEMISTRY OF DYNAMICALLY EVOLVING PRESTELLAR CORES. II. IONIZATION AND MAGNETIC FIELD

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    Tassis, Konstantinos; Willacy, Karen; Yorke, Harold W.; Turner, Neal J. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2012-07-20

    We study the effect that non-equilibrium chemistry in dynamical models of collapsing molecular cloud cores has on measurements of the magnetic field in these cores, the degree of ionization, and the mean molecular weight of ions. We find that OH and CN, usually used in Zeeman observations of the line-of-sight magnetic field, have an abundance that decreases toward the center of the core much faster than the density increases. As a result, Zeeman observations tend to sample the outer layers of the core and consistently underestimate the core magnetic field. The degree of ionization follows a complicated dependence on the number density at central densities up to 10{sup 5} cm{sup -3} for magnetic models and 10{sup 6} cm{sup -3} in non-magnetic models. At higher central densities, the scaling approaches a power law with a slope of -0.6 and a normalization which depends on the cosmic-ray ionization rate {zeta} and the temperature T as ({zeta}T){sup 1/2}. The mean molecular weight of ions is systematically lower than the usually assumed value of 20-30, and, at high densities, approaches a value of 3 due to the asymptotic dominance of the H{sup +}{sub 3} ion. This significantly lower value implies that ambipolar diffusion operates faster.

  17. Tailored Porous Materials

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    BARTON,THOMAS J.; BULL,LUCY M.; KLEMPERER,WALTER G.; LOY,DOUGLAS A.; MCENANEY,BRIAN; MISONO,MAKOTO; MONSON,PETER A.; PEZ,GUIDO; SCHERER,GEORGE W.; VARTULI,JAMES C.; YAGHI,OMAR M.

    1999-11-09

    Tailoring of porous materials involves not only chemical synthetic techniques for tailoring microscopic properties such as pore size, pore shape, pore connectivity, and pore surface reactivity, but also materials processing techniques for tailoring the meso- and the macroscopic properties of bulk materials in the form of fibers, thin films and monoliths. These issues are addressed in the context of five specific classes of porous materials: oxide molecular sieves, porous coordination solids, porous carbons, sol-gel derived oxides, and porous heteropolyanion salts. Reviews of these specific areas are preceded by a presentation of background material and review of current theoretical approaches to adsorption phenomena. A concluding section outlines current research needs and opportunities.

  18. Tailored Ceramics for Laser Applications /

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    Hollingsworth, Joel Philip

    2013-01-01

    the casting of tailored parts. Variations in shrinkage havecasting of tailored ceramics. The rate of gelation and total degree of shrinkage

  19. Influence of Penning effect on the plasma features in a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet

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    Chang, Zhengshi; Zhang, Guanjun; Jiang, Nan; Cao, Zexian

    2014-03-14

    Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) is a cold plasma source that promises various innovative applications. The influence of Penning effect on the formation, propagation, and other physical properties of the plasma bullets in APPJ remains a debatable topic. By using a 10?cm wide active electrode and a frequency of applied voltage down to 0.5?Hz, the Penning effect caused by preceding discharges can be excluded. It was found that the Penning effect originating in a preceding discharge helps build a conductive channel in the gas flow and provide seed electrons, thus the discharge can be maintained at a low voltage which in turn leads to a smaller propagation speed for the plasma bullet. Photographs from an intensified charge coupled device reveal that the annular structure of the plasma plume for He is irrelevant to the Penning ionization process arising from preceding discharges. By adding NH{sub 3} into Ar to introduce Penning effect, the originally filamentous discharge of Ar can display a rather extensive plasma plume in ambient as He. These results are helpful for the understanding of the behaviors of non-equilibrium APPJs generated under distinct conditions and for the design of plasma jet features, especially the spatial distribution and propagation speed, which are essential for application.

  20. A complete cosmic scenario from inflation to late time acceleration: Non-equilibrium thermodynamics in the context of particle creation

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    Subenoy Chakraborty; Subhajit Saha

    2015-07-06

    The paper deals with the mechanism of particle creation in the framework of irreversible thermodynamics. The second order non-equilibrium thermodynamical prescription of Israel and Stewart has been presented with particle creation rate, treated as the dissipative effect. In the background of a flat FRW model, we assume the non-equilibrium thermodynamical process to be isentropic so that the entropy per particle does not change and consequently the dissipative pressure can be expressed linearly in terms of the particle creation rate. Here the dissipative pressure behaves as a dynamical variable having a non-linear inhomogeneous evolution equation and the entropy flow vector satisfies the second law of thermodynamics. Further, using the Friedmann equations and by proper choice of the particle creation rate as a function of the Hubble parameter, it is possible to show (separately) a transition from the inflationary phase to the radiation era and also from matter dominated era to late time acceleration. Also, in analogy to analytic continuation, it is possible to show a continuous cosmic evolution from inflation to late time acceleration by adjusting the parameters. It is found that in the de Sitter phase, the comoving entropy increases exponentially with time, keeping entropy per particle unchanged. Subsequently, the above cosmological scenarios has been described from field theoretic point of view by introducing a scalar field having self interacting potential. Finally, we make an attempt to show the cosmological phenomenon of particle creation as Hawking radiation, particularly during the inflationary era.

  1. Spectral tailoring device

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    Brager, H.R.; Schenter, R.E.; Carter, L.L.; Karnesky, R.A.

    1987-08-05

    A spectral tailoring device for altering the neutron energy spectra and flux of neutrons in a fast reactor thereby selectively to enhance or inhibit the transmutation rate of a target metrical to form a product isotope. Neutron moderators, neutron filters, neutron absorbers and neutron reflectors may be used as spectral tailoring devices. Depending on the intended use for the device, a member from each of these four classes of materials could be used singularly, or in combination, to provide a preferred neutron energy spectra and flux of the neutrons in the region of the target material. In one embodiment of the invention, an assembly is provided for enhancing the production of isotopes, such as cobalt 60 and gadolinium 153. In another embodiment of the invention, a spectral tailoring device is disposed adjacent a target material which comprises long lived or volatile fission products and the device is used to shift the neutron energy spectra and flux of neutrons in the region of the fission products to preferentially transmute them to produce a less volatile fission product inventory. 6 figs.

  2. The non-equilibrium response of a superconductor to pair-breaking radiation measured over a broad frequency band

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    de Visser, P J; Guruswamy, T; Goldie, D J; Withington, S; Neto, A; Llombart, N; Baryshev, A M; Klapwijk, T M; Baselmans, J J A

    2015-01-01

    We have measured the absorption of terahertz radiation in a BCS superconductor over a broad range of frequencies from 200 GHz to 1.1 THz, using a broadband antenna-lens system and a tantalum microwave resonator. From low frequencies, the response of the resonator rises rapidly to a maximum at the gap edge of the superconductor. From there on the response drops to half the maximum response at twice the pair-breaking energy. At higher frequencies, the response rises again due to trapping of pair-breaking phonons in the superconductor. In practice this is the first measurement of the frequency dependence of the quasiparticle creation efficiency due to pair-breaking in a superconductor. The efficiency, calculated from the different non-equilibrium quasiparticle distribution functions at each frequency, is in agreement with the measurements.

  3. Macroscopic yielding in jammed solids is accompanied by a non-equilibrium first-order transition in particle trajectories

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    Takeshi Kawasaki; Ludovic Berthier

    2015-07-15

    We use computer simulations to analyse the yielding transition during large-amplitude oscillatory shear of a simple model for soft jammed solids. Simultaneous analysis of global mechanical response and particle-scale motion demonstrates that macroscopic yielding, revealed by a smooth crossover in mechanical properties, is accompanied by a sudden change in the particle dynamics, which evolves from non-diffusive motion to irreversible diffusion as the amplitude of the shear is increased. We provide numerical evidence that this sharp change corresponds to a non-equilibrium first-order phase transition, thus establishing the existence of a well-defined microscopic signature of the yielding transition in amorphous materials in oscillatory shear.

  4. Transport coefficients of n-butane into and through the surface of silicalite-1 from non-equilibrium molecular dynamics study

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    Transport coefficients of n-butane into and through the surface of silicalite-1 from non dynamics Non-equilibrium thermodynamics Silicalite-1 n-Butane adsorption a b s t r a c t We have studied coupled heat and mass transfer of n-butane through a membrane of silicalite-1. A description

  5. The Fifth Taiwan International Symposium on Statistical Physics: Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics (StatPhys-Taiwan-1999) was held at the Aca-

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    xv Preface The Fifth Taiwan International Symposium on Statistical Physics: Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics (StatPhys-Taiwan-1999) was held at the Aca- demia Sinica (Taipei) from 9}12 August 1999 and National Dong Hwa University (Hualien) from 12}16 August 1999. StatPhys-Taiwan-1999 follows previous

  6. Non-equilibrium oxidation states of zirconium during early stages of metal oxidation Wen Ma, F. William Herbert, Sanjaya D. Senanayake, and Bilge Yildiz

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    Yildiz, Bilge

    Non-equilibrium oxidation states of zirconium during early stages of metal oxidation Wen Ma, F.1116/1.4792068 The initial, thermal oxidation of zirconium at room temperature J. Appl. Phys. 96, 7126 (2004); 10 of zirconium during early stages of metal oxidation Wen Ma,1 F. William Herbert,1,2 Sanjaya D. Senanayake,3

  7. Non-equilibrium of Ionization and the Detection of Hot Plasma in Nanoflare-heated Coronal Loops

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    Fabio Reale; Salvatore Orlando

    2008-05-22

    Impulsive nanoflares are expected to transiently heat the plasma confined in coronal loops to temperatures of the order of 10 MK. Such hot plasma is hardly detected in quiet and active regions, outside flares. During rapid and short heat pulses in rarified loops the plasma can be highly out of equilibrium of ionization. Here we investigate the effects of the non-equilibrium of ionization (NEI) on the detection of hot plasma in coronal loops. Time-dependent loop hydrodynamic simulations are specifically devoted to this task, including saturated thermal conduction, and coupled to the detailed solution of the equations of ionization rate for several abundant elements. In our simulations, initially cool and rarified magnetic flux tubes are heated to 10 MK by nanoflares deposited either at the footpoints or at the loop apex. We test for different pulse durations, and find that, due to NEI effects, the loop plasma may never be detected at temperatures above ~5 MK for heat pulses shorter than about 1 min. We discuss some implications in the framework of multi-stranded nanoflare-heated coronal loops.

  8. PEO/CHCl3: Crystallinity of the polymer and vapor pressure of the solvent - Equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena -

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    A. KHassanova; B. A. Wolf

    2003-04-16

    Vapor pressures were measured for the system chloroform/polyethylene oxide (peo, weight average molar mass = 1000 kg/mol) at 25 degrees centigrade as a function of the weight fraction w of the polymer by means of a combination of head space sampling and gas chromatography. The establishment of thermodynamic equilibria was assisted by employing thin polymer films. The degrees of crystallinity alpha of the pure peo and of the solid polymer contained in the mixtures were determined via dsc. An analogous degree of polymer insolubility, beta, was calculated from the vapor pressures measured in this composition range. The experiments demonstrate that both quantities and their concentration dependence are markedly affected by the particular mode of film preparation. These non-equilibrium phenomena are discussed in terms of frozen local and temporal equilibria, where differences between alpha and beta are attributed to the occlusion of amorphous material within crystalline domains. Equilibrium information was obtained from two sources, namely from the vapor pressures in the absence of crystalline material (gas/liquid) and from the saturation concentration of peo (liquid/solid). The thermodynamic consistency of these data is demonstrated using a new approach that enables the modeling of composition dependent interaction parameters by means of two adjustable parameters only.

  9. Predicting the stellar and non-equilibrium dust emission spectra of high-resolution simulated galaxies with DART-Ray

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    Natale, Giovanni; Tuffs, Richard J; Debattista, Victor P; Fischera, Jörg; Grootes, Meiert W

    2015-01-01

    We describe the calculation of the stochastically heated dust emission using the 3D ray-tracing dust radiative transfer code DART-Ray, which is designed to solve the dust radiative transfer problem for galaxies with arbitrary geometries. In order to reduce the time required to derive the non-equilibrium dust emission spectra from each volume element within a model, we implemented an adaptive SED library approach, which we tested for the case of axisymmetric galaxy geometries. To show the capabilities of the code, we applied DART-Ray to a high-resolution N-body+SPH galaxy simulation to predict the appearance of the simulated galaxy at a set of wavelengths from the UV to the sub-mm. We analyse the results to determine the effect of dust on the observed radial and vertical profiles of the stellar emission as well as on the attenuation and scattering of light from the constituent stellar populations. We also quantify the proportion of dust re-radiated stellar light powered by young and old stellar populations, bo...

  10. Discontinuous non-equilibrium phase transition in a threshold Schloegl model for autocatalysis: Generic two-phase coexistence and metastability

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    Wang, Chi -Jen; Liu, Da -Jiang; Evans, James W.

    2015-04-28

    Threshold versions of Schloegl’s model on a lattice, which involve autocatalytic creation and spontaneous annihilation of particles, can provide a simple prototype for discontinuous non-equilibrium phase transitions. These models are equivalent to so-called threshold contact processes. A discontinuous transition between populated and vacuum states can occur selecting a threshold of N ? 2 for the minimum number, N, of neighboring particles enabling autocatalytic creation at an empty site. Fundamental open questions remain given the lack of a thermodynamic framework for analysis. For a square lattice with N = 2, we show that phase coexistence occurs not at a unique valuemore »but for a finite range of particle annihilation rate (the natural control parameter). This generic two-phase coexistence also persists when perturbing the model to allow spontaneous particle creation. Such behavior contrasts both the Gibbs phase rule for thermodynamic systems and also previous analysis for this model. We find metastability near the transition corresponding to a non-zero effective line tension, also contrasting previously suggested critical behavior. As a result, mean-field type analysis, extended to treat spatially heterogeneous states, further elucidates model behavior.« less

  11. Stark broadening for diagnostics of the electron density in non-equilibrium plasma utilizing isotope hydrogen alpha lines

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    Yang, Lin; Tan, Xiaohua; Wan, Xiang; Chen, Lei; Jin, Dazhi; Qian, Muyang; Li, Gongping

    2014-04-28

    Two Stark broadening parameters including FWHM (full width at half maximum) and FWHA (full width at half area) of isotope hydrogen alpha lines are simultaneously introduced to determine the electron density of a pulsed vacuum arc jet. To estimate the gas temperature, the rotational temperature of the C{sub 2} Swan system is fit to 2500?±?100?K. A modified Boltzmann-plot method with b{sub i}-factor is introduced to determine the modified electron temperature. The comparison between results of atomic and ionic lines indicates the jet is in partial local thermodynamic equilibrium and the electron temperature is close to 13?000?±?400?K. Based on the computational results of Gig-Card calculation, a simple and precise interpolation algorithm for the discrete-points tables can be constructed to obtain the traditional n{sub e}-T{sub e} diagnostic maps of two Stark broadening parameters. The results from FWHA formula by the direct use of FWHM?=?FWHA and these from the diagnostic map are different. It can be attributed to the imprecise FWHA formula form and the deviation between FWHM and FWHA. The variation of the reduced mass pair due to the non-equilibrium effect contributes to the difference of the results derived from two hydrogen isotope alpha lines. Based on the Stark broadening analysis in this work, a corrected method is set up to determine n{sub e} of (1.10?±?0.08)?×?10{sup 21}?m{sup ?3}, the reference reduced mass ?{sub 0} pair of (3.30?±?0.82 and 1.65?±?0.41), and the ion kinetic temperature of 7900?±?1800?K.

  12. NON-EQUILIBRIUM CHEMISTRY OF DYNAMICALLY EVOLVING PRESTELLAR CORES. I. BASIC MAGNETIC AND NON-MAGNETIC MODELS AND PARAMETER STUDIES

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    Tassis, Konstantinos; Willacy, Karen; Yorke, Harold W.; Turner, Neal J. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2012-07-01

    We combine dynamical and non-equilibrium chemical modeling of evolving prestellar molecular cloud cores and investigate the evolution of molecular abundances in the contracting core. We model both magnetic cores, with varying degrees of initial magnetic support, and non-magnetic cores, with varying collapse delay times. We explore, through a parameter study, the competing effects of various model parameters in the evolving molecular abundances, including the elemental C/O ratio, the temperature, and the cosmic-ray ionization rate. We find that different models show their largest quantitative differences at the center of the core, whereas the outer layers, which evolve slower, have abundances which are severely degenerate among different dynamical models. There is a large range of possible abundance values for different models at a fixed evolutionary stage (central density), which demonstrates the large potential of chemical differentiation in prestellar cores. However, degeneracies among different models, compounded with uncertainties induced by other model parameters, make it difficult to discriminate among dynamical models. To address these difficulties, we identify abundance ratios between particular molecules, the measurement of which would have maximal potential for discrimination among the different models examined here. In particular, we find that the ratios between NH{sub 3} and CO, NH{sub 2} and CO, and NH{sub 3} and HCO{sup +} are sensitive to the evolutionary timescale, and that the ratio between HCN and OH is sensitive to the C/O ratio. Finally, we demonstrate that measurements of the central deviation (central depletion or enhancement) of abundances of certain molecules are good indicators of the dynamics of the core.

  13. Tailored Ceramics for Laser Applications /

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    Hollingsworth, Joel Philip

    2013-01-01

    1.1 Laser ceramic basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.1.1 Advantages of laser ceramics . . . . . . . . . . .1.1.2 Challenges to laser ceramic green-body tailoring 1.2

  14. Entropy production in chemically non-equilibrium quark-gluon plasma created in central Pb+Pb collisions at LHC energies

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    Vovchenko, V; Satarov, L M; Mishustin, I N; Csernai, L P; Kisel, I; Stoecker, H

    2015-01-01

    We study the possibility that partonic matter produced at early stage of ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions is out of chemical equilibrium. It is assumed that initially this matter is mostly composed of gluons, but quarks and antiquarks are produced at later times. The dynamical evolution of partonic system is described by the Bjorken-like ideal hydrodynamics with a time dependent quark fugacity. The results of this model are compared with those obtained by assuming the complete chemical equilibrium of partons already at the initial stage. It is shown that in a chemically non-equilibrium scenario the entropy gradually increases, and about 25% of the total final entropy is generated during the hydrodynamic evolution of deconfined matter. We argue that the (anti)quark suppression included in this approach may be responsible for reduced (anti)baryon to meson ratios observed in heavy-ion collisions at LHC energies.

  15. Spin-polarization and spin-dependent logic gates in a double quantum ring based on Rashba spin-orbit effect: Non-equilibrium Green's function approach

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    Eslami, Leila, E-mail: Leslami@iust.ac.ir; Esmaeilzadeh, Mahdi, E-mail: mahdi@iust.ac.ir [Department of Physics, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran 16846 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2014-02-28

    Spin-dependent electron transport in an open double quantum ring, when each ring is made up of four quantum dots and threaded by a magnetic flux, is studied. Two independent and tunable gate voltages are applied to induce Rashba spin-orbit effect in the quantum rings. Using non-equilibrium Green's function formalism, we study the effects of electron-electron interaction on spin-dependent electron transport and show that although the electron-electron interaction induces an energy gap, it has no considerable effect when the bias voltage is sufficiently high. We also show that the double quantum ring can operate as a spin-filter for both spin up and spin down electrons. The spin-polarization of transmitted electrons can be tuned from ?1 (pure spin-down current) to +1 (pure spin-up current) by changing the magnetic flux and/or the gates voltage. Also, the double quantum ring can act as AND and NOR gates when the system parameters such as Rashba coefficient are properly adjusted.

  16. Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures...

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    2.pdf More Documents & Publications Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite...

  17. Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures...

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    1.pdf More Documents & Publications Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer...

  18. Tailored displays to compensate for visual aberrations

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    Pamplona, Vitor F.

    We introduce tailored displays that enhance visual acuity by decomposing virtual objects and placing the resulting anisotropic pieces into the subject's focal range. The goal is to free the viewer from needing wearable ...

  19. Tailoring UNITY to Distributed Program Design ?

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    Charpentier, Michel

    is reduced to a mere fair selection mechanism over a set of assignments. Thus still, proof rules are designed and a receiver. This notion is an elementary mechanism to describe communicating processes. It proviTailoring UNITY to Distributed Program Design ? Michel Charpentier, Mamoun Filali, Philippe Mauran

  20. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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    Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam Print Wednesday, 29 November 2006 00:00 Researchers at...

  1. Tailored Marketing for Under-represented Population Segments...

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    Tailored Marketing for Under-represented Population Segments (201) Tailored Marketing for Under-represented Population Segments (201) August 13, 2015 3:00PM to 4:3...

  2. Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite...

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    & Publications Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Predictive Engineering Tools for...

  3. Tailored Materials for High Efficiency CIDI Engines (Caterpillar...

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    High Efficiency CIDI Engines (Caterpillar CRADA) Tailored Materials for High Efficiency CIDI Engines (Caterpillar CRADA) 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

  4. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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    Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam Print Researchers at the ALS have demonstrated a new method to generate tunable, coherent, broadband terahertz...

  5. Tailoring superelasticity of soft magnetic materials

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    Peet Cremer; Hartmut Löwen; Andreas M. Menzel

    2015-08-04

    Embedding magnetic colloidal particles in an elastic polymer matrix leads to smart soft materials that can reversibly be addressed from outside by external magnetic fields. We discover a pronounced nonlinear superelastic stress-strain behavior of such materials. It results from a combination of two stress-induced transitions: a detachment transition of embedded particle aggregates as well as a reorientation transition of magnetic moments. The superelastic regime can be reversibly tuned or even be switched on and off by external magnetic fields and thus be tailored during operation. Similarities to the superelastic behavior of shape-memory alloys suggest analogous applications, with the additional benefit of reversible switchability and a higher biocompatibility of soft materials.

  6. Tailoring the properties of organic aerogels

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    1993-05-01

    We have recently succeeded in producing a new class of organic (or carbon) aerogels whose electrical, mechanical, and other properties are superior to those of the metal alkoxides. By tailoring properties to specific applications, we hope to achieve aerogels with even better performance. We have already tested carbon aerogels for use in inertial-confinement fusion targets and are currently studying applications to other technologies, such as battery electrodes, catalyst supports, and gas filters. In several of these applications, the permeability of the carbon aerogels-that is, their resistance to fluid flow-is crucial to their performance. Here, we describe briefly the synthesis of organic aerogels and present the results of our permeability studies.

  7. Langmuir probe measurements in a time-fluctuating-highly ionized non-equilibrium cutting arc: Analysis of the electron retarding part of the time-averaged current-voltage characteristic of the probe

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    Prevosto, L.; Mancinelli, B.; Kelly, H.; Instituto de Física del Plasma , Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428 Buenos Aires

    2013-12-15

    This work describes the application of Langmuir probe diagnostics to the measurement of the electron temperature in a time-fluctuating-highly ionized, non-equilibrium cutting arc. The electron retarding part of the time-averaged current-voltage characteristic of the probe was analysed, assuming that the standard exponential expression describing the electron current to the probe in collision-free plasmas can be applied under the investigated conditions. A procedure is described which allows the determination of the errors introduced in time-averaged probe data due to small-amplitude plasma fluctuations. It was found that the experimental points can be gathered into two well defined groups allowing defining two quite different averaged electron temperature values. In the low-current region the averaged characteristic was not significantly disturbed by the fluctuations and can reliably be used to obtain the actual value of the averaged electron temperature. In particular, an averaged electron temperature of 0.98 ± 0.07 eV (= 11400 ± 800 K) was found for the central core of the arc (30 A) at 3.5 mm downstream from the nozzle exit. This average included not only a time-average over the time fluctuations but also a spatial-average along the probe collecting length. The fitting of the high-current region of the characteristic using such electron temperature value together with the corrections given by the fluctuation analysis showed a relevant departure of local thermal equilibrium in the arc core.

  8. Non-Equilibrium Nanoscale Self-Organization

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    Aziz, Michael J

    2006-03-09

    Self-organized one- and two-dimensional arrays of nanoscale surface features ("ripples" and "dots") sometimes form spontaneously on initially flat surfaces eroded by a directed ion beam in a process called "sputter patterning". Experiments on this sputter patterning process with focused and unfocused ion beams, combined with theoretical advances, have been responsible for a number of scientific advances. Particularly noteworthy are (i) the discovery of propagative, rather than dissipative, behavior under some ion erosion conditions, permitting a pattern to be fabricated at a large length scale and propagated over large distances while maintaining, or even sharpening, the sharpest features; (ii) the first demonstration of guided self-organization of sputter patterns, along with the observation that defect density is minimized when the spacing between boundaries is near an integer times the natural spatial period; and (iii) the discovery of metastability of smooth surfaces, which contradicts the nearly universally accepted linear stability theory that predicts that any surface is linearly unstable to sinusoidal perturbations of some wave vector.

  9. The Stability of the NonEquilibrium

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    non­equilibrium steady state (NESS) far from equilibrium has at­ tracted considerable interests. The NESS is introduced as a state asymptotically realized from an inhomogeneous initial state [11]­[12]. A question rises naturally here; is the NESS macroscopically stable? As an analogy of return to equilib­ rium

  10. Entanglement Production in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

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    V. Vedral

    2007-06-21

    We define and analyse the concept of entanglement production during the evolution of a general quantum mechanical dissipative system. While it is important to minimise entropy production in order to achieve thermodynamical efficiency, maximising the rate of change of entanglement is important in quantum information processing. Quantitative relations are obtained between entropy and entanglement productions, under specific assumptions detailed in the text. We apply these to the processes of dephasing and decay of correlations between two initially entangled qubits. Both the Master equation treatment as well as the higher Hilbert space analysis are presented. Our formalism is very general and contains as special cases many reported individual instance of entanglement dynamics, such as, for example, the recently discovered notion of the sudden death of entanglement.

  11. TEST & MOTION SIMULATION SYSTEMSSERVOTEST Tailored Solutions For Your Servohydraulic

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    TEST & MOTION SIMULATION SYSTEMSSERVOTEST SERVOTEST ACTUATORS Tailored Solutions For Your Servohydraulic Test And Motion Simulation System Requirements #12;TEST & MOTION SIMULATION SYSTEMSSERVOTEST qualified engineers · Founded in 1958 as a Consultancy to service the growing test market · International

  12. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ELECTROSTATIC MEMS WITH TAILORED DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES

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    Pelesko, John

    of electrostatically actuated MEMS devices. Key words. MEMS, microelectromechanical system, exact shooting, semilinear. The advent of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) has revolutionized numerous branches of scienceMATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ELECTROSTATIC MEMS WITH TAILORED DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES JOHN A. PELESKO

  13. Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite...

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    Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. lm11smith.pdf More Documents & Publications Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored...

  14. Generating Tailored, Comparative Descriptions with Contextually Appropriate Intonation 

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    White, Michael; Clark, Robert A J; Moore, Johanna D.

    2010-01-01

    Generating responses that take user preferences into account requires adaptation at all levels of the generation process. This article describes a multi-level approach to presenting user-tailored information in spoken ...

  15. Tailored Materials for High Efficiency CIDI Engines

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    Grant, G.J.; Jana, S.

    2012-03-30

    The overall goal of the project, Tailored Materials for High Efficiency Compression Ignition Direct Injection (CIDI) Engines, is to enable the implementation of new combustion strategies, such as homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI), that have the potential to significantly increase the energy efficiency of current diesel engines and decrease fuel consumption and environmental emissions. These strategies, however, are increasing the demands on conventional engine materials, either from increases in peak cylinder pressure (PCP) or from increases in the temperature of operation. The specific objective of this project is to investigate the application of a new material processing technology, friction stir processing (FSP), to improve the thermal and mechanical properties of engine components. The concept is to modify the surfaces of conventional, low-cost engine materials. The project focused primarily on FSP in aluminum materials that are compositional analogs to the typical piston and head alloys seen in small- to mid-sized CIDI engines. Investigations have been primarily of two types over the duration of this project: (1) FSP of a cast hypoeutectic Al-Si-Mg (A356/357) alloy with no introduction of any new components, and (2) FSP of Al-Cu-Ni alloys (Alloy 339) by physically stirring-in various quantities of carbon nanotubes/nanofibers or carbon fibers. Experimental work to date on aluminum systems has shown significant increases in fatigue lifetime and stress-level performance in aluminum-silicon alloys using friction processing alone, but work to demonstrate the addition of carbon nanotubes and fibers into aluminum substrates has shown mixed results due primarily to the difficulty in achieving porosity-free, homogeneous distributions of the particulate. A limited effort to understand the effects of FSP on steel materials was also undertaken during the course of this project. Processed regions were created in high-strength, low-alloyed steels up to 0.5 in. deep that showed significant grain refinement and homogeneous microstructures favorable to increased fracture toughness and fatigue performance. The final tasks of the project demonstrated that the FSP concept can be applied to a relevant part geometry by fabricating diesel piston crowns with FSP regions applied selectively to the edge of the bowl rim. This area of the piston typically suffers from conditions at high PCP that cause severe thermal fatigue issues. It is expected that, given the data from coupon testing, the durability of pistons modified by FSP will allow much higher fatigue lifetime and potentially also greater resistance to elevated stress-level effects on fatigue.

  16. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With U.S. Coal StocksSuppliers Tag: SupplierssecurityTailoredTailored

  17. Causal Nets: A Modeling Language Tailored Towards Process Discovery

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    van der Aalst, Wil

    Causal Nets: A Modeling Language Tailored Towards Process Discovery W.M.P. van der Aalst, A focusing on the interplay between event logs (observed behavior) and process models. Process discovery Eindhoven, The Netherlands. {W.M.P.v.d.Aalst,A.Adriansyah,B.F.v.Dongen}@tue.nl Abstract. Process discovery

  18. SQL `a la Carte Toward Tailor-made Data Management

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    Passau, Universität

    SQL `a la Carte ­ Toward Tailor-made Data Management Marko Rosenm¨uller1 , Christian K¨astner1 apel@uni-passau.de, 3 leich@metop.de Abstract: The size of the structured query language (SQL) continuously increases. Extensions of SQL for special domains like stream processing or sensor networks come

  19. Tailored Working Fluids for Enhanced Binary Geothermal Power Plants

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    DOE Geothermal Program Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. Project Objective: To improve the utilization of available energy in geothermal resources and increase the energy conversion efficiency of systems employed by a) tailoring the subcritical and/or supercritical glide of enhanced working fluids to best match thermal resources, and b) identifying appropriate thermal system and component designs for the down-selected working fluids.

  20. REVIEW ARTICLE Tailored ion energy distributions on plasma electrodes

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    Economou, Demetre J.

    REVIEW ARTICLE Tailored ion energy distributions on plasma electrodes Demetre J. Economoua) Plasma or loss of selectivity. In many cases, a nearly monoenergetic ion energy distribution (IED) is desired of development of the ion energy distribution in the sheath and (2) methods to control the IED on plasma

  1. Generative Approaches for Application Tailoring of Mobile Devices

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    Gray, Jeffrey G.

    Generative Approaches for Application Tailoring of Mobile Devices Victoria Davis and Jeff Gray Dept USA 35487-0290 Phone: (205)-348-6363 jones@cs.ua.edu ABSTRACT The popularity of mobile devices has mobile devices. The first solution that will be presented uses a specifically structured VoiceXML file

  2. Recent progress in tailoring trap-based positron beams

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    Natisin, M. R.; Hurst, N. C.; Danielson, J. R.; Surko, C. M. [Physics Department, University of California, San Diego La Jolla CA 92093-0319 (United States)

    2013-03-19

    Recent progress is described to implement two approaches to specially tailor trap-based positron beams. Experiments and simulations are presented to understand the limits on the energy spread and pulse duration of positron beams extracted from a Penning-Malmberg (PM) trap after the particles have been buffer-gas cooled (or heated) in the range of temperatures 1000 {>=} T {>=} 300 K. These simulations are also used to predict beam performance for cryogenically cooled positrons. Experiments and simulations are also presented to understand the properties of beams formed when plasmas are tailored in a PM trap in a 5 tesla magnetic field, then non-adiabatically extracted from the field using a specially designed high-permeability grid to create a new class of electrostatically guided beams.

  3. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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  4. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-Inspired Solar Fuel ProductionRecoverable CoalTailored Terahertz Pulses from

  5. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With U.S. Coal StocksSuppliers Tag: SupplierssecurityTailored

  6. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Active, Tailorable Adhesives for Dissimilar Material Bonding, Repair and Assembly

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    Presentation given by Michigan State University at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about active, tailorable...

  7. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Active, Tailorable Adhesives for Dissimilar Material Bonding, Repair and Assembly

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    Presentation given by Michigan State University at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Active, tailorable...

  8. High gain photoconductive semiconductor switch having tailored doping profile zones

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    Baca, Albert G. (Albuquerque, NM); Loubriel, Guillermo M. (Albuquerque, NM); Mar, Alan (Albuquerque, NM); Zutavern, Fred J (Albuquerque, NM); Hjalmarson, Harold P. (Albuquerque, NM); Allerman, Andrew A. (Albuquerque, NM); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Edgewood, NM); O'Malley, Martin W. (Edgewood, NM); Helgeson, Wesley D. (Albuquerque, NM); Denison, Gary J. (Sandia Park, NM); Brown, Darwin J. (Albuquerque, NM); Sullivan, Charles T. (Albuquerque, NM); Hou, Hong Q. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2001-01-01

    A photoconductive semiconductor switch with tailored doping profile zones beneath and extending laterally from the electrical contacts to the device. The zones are of sufficient depth and lateral extent to isolate the contacts from damage caused by the high current filaments that are created in the device when it is turned on. The zones may be formed by etching depressions into the substrate, then conducting epitaxial regrowth in the depressions with material of the desired doping profile. They may be formed by surface epitaxy. They may also be formed by deep diffusion processes. The zones act to reduce the energy density at the contacts by suppressing collective impact ionization and formation of filaments near the contact and by reducing current intensity at the contact through enhanced current spreading within the zones.

  9. Hacking commercial quantum cryptography systems by tailored bright illumination

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    Lydersen, Lars; Wittmann, Christoffer; Elser, Dominique; Skaar, Johannes; Makarov, Vadim; 10.1038/NPHOTON.2010.214

    2010-01-01

    The peculiar properties of quantum mechanics allow two remote parties to grow a private, secret key, even if the eavesdropper can do anything permitted by the laws of nature. In quantum key distribution (QKD) the parties exchange non-orthogonal or entangled quantum states to generate quantum correlated classical data. Consequently, QKD implementations always rely on detectors to measure the relevant quantum property of the signal states. However, practical detectors are not only sensitive to quantum states. Here we show how an eavesdropper can exploit such deviations from the ideal behaviour: We demonstrate experimentally how the detectors in two commercially available QKD systems can be fully remote controlled using specially tailored bright illumination. This makes it possible to acquire the full secret key without leaving any trace; we propose an eavesdropping apparatus built of off-the-shelf components. The loophole is likely to be present in most QKD systems using avalanche photo diodes (APDs) to detect ...

  10. Hacking commercial quantum cryptography systems by tailored bright illumination

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    Lars Lydersen; Carlos Wiechers; Christoffer Wittmann; Dominique Elser; Johannes Skaar; Vadim Makarov

    2011-03-04

    The peculiar properties of quantum mechanics allow two remote parties to communicate a private, secret key, which is protected from eavesdropping by the laws of physics. So-called quantum key distribution (QKD) implementations always rely on detectors to measure the relevant quantum property of single photons. Here we demonstrate experimentally that the detectors in two commercially available QKD systems can be fully remote-controlled using specially tailored bright illumination. This makes it possible to tracelessly acquire the full secret key; we propose an eavesdropping apparatus built of off-the-shelf components. The loophole is likely to be present in most QKD systems using avalanche photodiodes to detect single photons. We believe that our findings are crucial for strengthening the security of practical QKD, by identifying and patching technological deficiencies.

  11. Tailoring dielectric properties of ferroelectric-dielectric multilayers

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    Kesim, M. T.; Zhang, J.; Cole, M. W.; Misirlioglu, I. B.

    2014-01-13

    We develop a nonlinear thermodynamic model for multilayer ferroelectric heterostructures that takes into account electrostatic and electromechanical interactions between layers. We concentrate on the effect of relative layer fractions and in-plane thermal stresses on dielectric properties of Ba{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}TiO{sub 3}-, BaTiO{sub 3}-, and PbZr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8}O{sub 3} (PZT)-SrTiO{sub 3} (STO) multilayers on Si and c-sapphire. We show that dielectric properties of such multilayers can be significantly enhanced by tailoring the growth/processing temperature and the STO layer fraction. Our computations show that large tunabilities (?90% at 400?kV/cm) are possible in carefully designed barium strontium titanate-STO and PZT-STO even on Si for which there exist substantially large in-plane strains.

  12. Tailored quantum statistics from broadband states of light

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    S. Hartmann; F. Friedrich; A. Molitor; M. Reichert; W. Elsäßer; R. Walser

    2014-12-19

    We analyze the statistics of photons originating from amplified spontaneous emission generated by a quantum dot superluminescent diode. Experimentally detectable emission properties are taken into account by parametrizing the corresponding quantum state as a multi-mode phase-randomized Gaussian density operator. The validity of this model is proven in two subsequent experiments using fast two-photon-absorption detection observing second order equal-time- as well as second order fully time-resolved intensity correlations on femtosecond timescales. In the first experiment, we study the photon statistics when the number of contributing longitudinal modes is systematically reduced by applying well-controlled optical feedback. In a second experiment, we add coherent light from a single-mode laserdiode to quantum dot superluminescent diode broadband radiation. Tuning the power ratio, we realize tailored second order correlations ranging from Gaussian to Poissonian statistics. Both experiments are very well matched by theory, thus giving first insights into quantum properties of radiation from quantum dot superluminescent diodes.

  13. Tailoring dielectric resonator geometries for directional scattering and Huygens’ metasurfaces

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    Campione, Salvatore; Basilio, Lorena I.; Warne, Larry K.; Sinclair, Michael B.

    2015-01-28

    In this paper we describe a methodology for tailoring the design of metamaterial dielectric resonators, which represent a promising path toward low-loss metamaterials at optical frequencies. We first describe a procedure to decompose the far field scattered by subwavelength resonators in terms of multipolar field components, providing explicit expressions for the multipolar far fields. We apply this formulation to confirm that an isolated high-permittivity dielectric cube resonator possesses frequency separated electric and magnetic dipole resonances, as well as a magnetic quadrupole resonance in close proximity to the electric dipole resonance. We then introduce multiple dielectric gaps to the resonator geometrymore »in a manner suggested by perturbation theory, and demonstrate the ability to overlap the electric and magnetic dipole resonances, thereby enabling directional scattering by satisfying the first Kerker condition. We further demonstrate the ability to push the quadrupole resonance away from the degenerate dipole resonances to achieve local behavior. These properties are confirmed through the multipolar expansion and show that the use of geometries suggested by perturbation theory is a viable route to achieve purely dipole resonances for metamaterial applications such as wave-front manipulation with Huygens’ metasurfaces. Our results are fully scalable across any frequency bands where high-permittivity dielectric materials are available, including microwave, THz, and infrared frequencies.« less

  14. Chemical tailoring of steam to remediate underground mixed waste contaminents

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    Aines, Roger D. (Livermore, CA); Udell, Kent S. (Berkeley, CA); Bruton, Carol J. (Livermore, CA); Carrigan, Charles R. (Tracy, CA)

    1999-01-01

    A method to simultaneously remediate mixed-waste underground contamination, such as organic liquids, metals, and radionuclides involves chemical tailoring of steam for underground injection. Gases or chemicals are injected into a high pressure steam flow being injected via one or more injection wells to contaminated soil located beyond a depth where excavation is possible. The injection of the steam with gases or chemicals mobilizes contaminants, such as metals and organics, as the steam pushes the waste through the ground toward an extraction well having subatmospheric pressure (vacuum). The steam and mobilized contaminants are drawn in a substantially horizontal direction to the extraction well and withdrawn to a treatment point above ground. The heat and boiling action of the front of the steam flow enhance the mobilizing effects of the chemical or gas additives. The method may also be utilized for immobilization of metals by using an additive in the steam which causes precipitation of the metals into clusters large enough to limit their future migration, while removing any organic contaminants.

  15. Developing & tailoring multi-functional carbon foams for multi-field response 

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    Sarzynski, Melanie Diane

    2009-05-15

    . The improvement of their mechanical stiffness and strength, and tailoring of thermal and electrical conductivities are two areas of multi-functionality with active interest and investment by researchers. The present research focuses on developing models...

  16. Hard and tough electrodeposited aluminum-manganese alloys with tailored nanostructures

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    Ruan, Shiyun

    2010-01-01

    Tailoring the nanostructure of electrodeposited Al-Mn films to achieve high hardness and toughness is the overarching goal of this thesis. Binary Al-Mn alloys are electrodeposited using a conventional current waveform in ...

  17. Enhanced engine mechanical efficiency through tailoring of lubricant formulations to localized power cylinder wall conditions

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    Tracey, Ian P

    2015-01-01

    Numerical and experimental studies were performed on an internal combustion engine power cylinder wall's lubricating oil film in order to assess the possibility of tailoring engine lubricants to specific engine configurations ...

  18. Non-equilibrium chemistry in the atmospheres of brown dwarfs

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    D. Saumon; M. S. Marley; K. Lodders; R. S. Freedman

    2002-07-02

    Carbon monoxide and ammonia have been detected in the spectrum of Gl 229B at abundances that differ substantially from those obtained from chemical equilibrium. Vertical mixing in the atmosphere is a mechanism that can drive slowly reacting species out of chemical equilibrium. We explore the effects of vertical mixing as a function of mixing efficiency and effective temperature on the chemical abundances in the atmospheres of brown dwarfs and on their spectra. The models compare favorably with the observational evidence and indicate that vertical mixing plays an important role in brown dwarf atmospheres.

  19. Focused Ion Beam Fabricated Non-equilibrium Superconducting Devices

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    Moseley, Richard William

    . This work concentrates on the use of an FIB instrument for making superconducting devices. It is shown for the first time that planar-bridge (Nb/Cu/Nb) Superconductor/Normalmetal/ Superconductor (SNS) junctions can be reliably fabricated using a standard...

  20. Non-equilibrium phase transitions in tubulation by molecular motors

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    J. Tailleur; M. R. Evans; Y. Kafri

    2009-04-07

    The extraction of membrane tubes by molecular motors is known to play an important role for the transport properties of eukaryotic cells. By studying a generic class of models for the tube extraction, we discover a rich phase diagram. In particular we show that the density of motors along the tube can exhibit shocks, inverse shocks and plateaux, depending on parameters which could in principle be probed experimentally. In addition the phase diagram exhibits interesting reentrant behavior.

  1. Disturbance grounds : an inquiry into non-equilibrium architectural states

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    Crain, Tyler D. (Tyler Dean)

    2015-01-01

    Fundamentally, this project pursues the concept of construction from destructive forces. It presents architectural opportunity at the physical scale of the mega-city and the time scale of the geological, advocating for a ...

  2. Non-equilibrium electronic and phononic specific heat in systems...

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    Albuquerque, NM; Sandia National Laboratories Sponsoring Org: USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Country of Publication: United States Language: English...

  3. Modeling non-equilibrium phase transitions in isentropically...

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    Presented at: 14th APS Topical Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Baltimore,, MD, United States, Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2005 Research Org: Lawrence Livermore National...

  4. A NON-EQUILIBRIUM ANALYSIS & CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

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    Alpcan, Tansu

    and Prashant G. Mehta Tamer Bas¸ar Deutsche Telekom Laboratories Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, Berlin 10587 Germany., University of Illinois 1308 West Main Street, Urbana IL 61801 USA E-mail: tbasar

  5. Forty years of molecular electronics: Non-equilibrium heat and...

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    Country of Publication: United States Language: English Subject: catalysis (homogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), bio-inspired, charge transport, mesostructured materials, materials...

  6. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium emission of complex fragments

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    Bowman, D.R.

    1989-08-01

    Complex fragment emission (Z{gt}2) has been studied in the reactions of 50, 80, and 100 MeV/u {sup 139}La + {sup 12}C, and 80 MeV/u {sup 139}La + {sup 27}Al, {sup nat}Cu, and {sup 197}Au. Charge, angle, and energy distributions were measured inclusively and in coincidence with other complex fragments, and were used to extract the source rapidities, velocity distributions, and cross sections. The experimental emission velocity distributions, charge loss distributions, and cross sections have been compared with calculations based on statistical compound nucleus decay. The binary signature of the coincidence events and the sharpness of the velocity distributions illustrate the primarily 2-body nature of the {sup 139}La + {sup 12}C reaction mechanism between 50 and 100 MeV/u. The emission velocities, angular distributions, and absolute cross sections of fragments of 20{le}Z{le}35 at 50 MeV/u, 19{le}Z{le}28 at 80 MeV/u, and 17{le}Z{le}21 at 100 MeV/u indicate that these fragments arise solely from the binary decay of compound nuclei formed in incomplete fusion reactions in which the {sup 139}La projectile picks up about one-half of the {sup 12}C target. In the 80 MeV/u {sup 139}La + {sup 27}Al, {sup nat}Cu, and {sup 197}Au reactions, the disappearance of the binary signature in the total charge and velocity distributions suggests and increase in the complex fragment and light charged particle multiplicity with increasing target mass. As in the 80 and 100 MeV/u {sup 139}La + {sup 12}C reactions, the lighter complex fragments exhibit anisotropic angular distributions and cross sections that are too large to be explained exclusively by statistical emission. 143 refs., 67 figs.

  7. Non-equilibrium phase transitions in biomolecular signal transduction

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    Eric Smith; Supriya Krishnamurthy; Walter Fontana; David Krakauer

    2011-08-30

    We study a mechanism for reliable switching in biomolecular signal-transduction cascades. Steady bistable states are created by system-size cooperative effects in populations of proteins, in spite of the fact that the phosphorylation-state transitions of any molecule, by means of which the switch is implemented, are highly stochastic. The emergence of switching is a nonequilibrium phase transition in an energetically driven, dissipative system described by a master equation. We use operator and functional integral methods from reaction-diffusion theory to solve for the phase structure, noise spectrum, and escape trajectories and first-passage times of a class of minimal models of switches, showing how all critical properties for switch behavior can be computed within a unified framework.

  8. Non-Equilibrium Pathways during Electrochemical Phase Transformations...

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    reduce the amount of inactive materials such as conductive additives and binders so as to increase the energy density of a system. In this study, operando full field transmission...

  9. Non-Equilibrium Magnetohydrodynamic Behavior of Plasmas having...

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    has been doing lab experiments where plasmas having morphology and behavior similar to solar and astrophysical plasmas are produced and studied. The solar experiment is mounted on...

  10. Non-Equilibrium Magnetohydrodynamic Behavior of Plasmas having...

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    Complex, Evolving Morphology Bellan, Paul M. Caltech Caltech 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY Our main activity has been doing lab experiments where plasmas having...

  11. Constant Flux Relation in Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

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    Fominov, Yakov

    Mexico, USA) R. Rajesh (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai, India = LU . Energy injected into large eddies. Energy removed from small eddies at viscous scale. Transfer properties depend only on the local scale, k, and the energy dissipation rate, P. Dimensional analysis : E

  12. Supersonic turbulent boundary layers with periodic mechanical non-equilibrium 

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    Ekoto, Isaac Wesley

    2007-04-25

    is essential. Turbulence reduction has applications for reentry vehicles. On their undersurface they have a heat shield that is composed of uniformly shaped materials (e.g. tiles, ablative materiel, etc.). Shape selection that can reduce turbulent heat... of the literature reveals roughness elements with sharp leading edges have not been explored. Much could be revealed by an investigation into a these type of roughness elements. The thought is that the blunt shaped roughness elements used in the past (e.g. square...

  13. Non-Equilibrium Pathways during Electrochemical Phase Transformations in

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass map shinesSolarNew scholarshipThreeFebruary 2015NikkiBig Eddy Nominations

  14. Non-equilibrium chemical partitioning calculation for phase transformation

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass map shinesSolarNew scholarshipThreeFebruary 2015NikkiBig Eddy89Energyfar from

  15. Modeling non-equilibrium phase transitions in isentropically compressed Bi

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfate Reducing(JournalspectroscopyReport)Fermentative Activity on Fateof(Conference)(Conference) |

  17. Fe Atomic Data for Non-equilibrium Ionization Plasmas (Conference) |

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submitKansasCommunitiesofExtransScientific Userflow phenomena inSciTech Connect

  18. Center for Electrical Energy Storage Tailored Interfaces Argonne National Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University

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    Kemner, Ken

    Center for Electrical Energy Storage ­ Tailored Interfaces Argonne National Laboratory, University lithium batteries. Follow us at http://www.anl.gov/energy-storage-science Autogenic reactions at high

  19. Comparing Laser Welding Technologies with Friction Stir Welding for Production of Aluminum Tailor-Welded Blanks

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    Hovanski, Yuri; Carsley, John; Carlson, Blair; Hartfield-Wunsch, Susan; Pilli, Siva Prasad

    2014-01-15

    A comparison of welding techniques was performed to determine the most effective method for producing aluminum tailor-welded blanks for high volume automotive applications. Aluminum sheet was joined with an emphasis on post weld formability, surface quality and weld speed. Comparative results from several laser based welding techniques along with friction stir welding are presented. The results of this study demonstrate a quantitative comparison of weld methodologies in preparing tailor-welded aluminum stampings for high volume production in the automotive industry. Evaluation of nearly a dozen welding variations ultimately led to down selecting a single process based on post-weld quality and performance.

  20. EDUCATION: Energy capital's colleges tailor new programs to oil and gas

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    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    approach toward energy education, teaching and researching fossil fuel development and its links EDUCATION: Energy capital's colleges tailor new programs to oil and gas industry (Wednesday're sexy companies to work for," Odegard said. "And yet I think the career potential and the kinds

  1. Computational Nanophotonics: Model Optical Interactions and Transport in Tailored Nanosystem Architectures

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    Stockman, Mark [Georgia State University Research Foundation] [Georgia State University Research Foundation; Gray, Steven [Argon National Laboratory] [Argon National Laboratory

    2014-02-21

    The program is directed toward development of new computational approaches to photoprocesses in nanostructures whose geometry and composition are tailored to obtain desirable optical responses. The emphasis of this specific program is on the development of computational methods and prediction and computational theory of new phenomena of optical energy transfer and transformation on the extreme nanoscale (down to a few nanometers).

  2. Anthraquinone with Tailored Structure for Nonaqueous Metal-Organic Redox Flow Battery

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    Wang, Wei; Xu, Wu; Cosimbescu, Lelia; Choi, Daiwon; Li, Liyu; Yang, Zhenguo

    2012-06-08

    A nonaqueous, hybrid metal-organic redox flow battery based on tailored anthraquinone structure is demonstrated to have an energy efficiency of {approx}82% and a specific discharge energy density similar to aqueous redox flow batteries, which is due to the significantly improved solubility of anthraquinone in supporting electrolytes.

  3. FAME-DBMS: Tailor-made Data Management Solutions for Embedded Systems

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    Apel, Sven

    FAME-DBMS: Tailor-made Data Management Solutions for Embedded Systems Marko Rosenm¨uller1 , Norbert our ongoing work on FAME-DBMS, a re- search project that explores techniques to implement highly line ap- proach. With this approach a concrete instance of a DBMS is derived by composing features

  4. Tailor-made data management for embedded systems: A case study on Berkeley DB

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    Apel, Sven

    Institute, Magdeburg, Germany a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 6 November 2008 Received for tailoring DBMS. Ó 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Today 98% of all computing systems

  5. Nano Sensor Networks for Tailored Operation of Highly Efficient Gas-To-Liquid Fuels Catalysts

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    New South Wales, University of

    for converting natural gas to the liquid hydrocarbons [1]. However, the reaction is a complex network of manyNano Sensor Networks for Tailored Operation of Highly Efficient Gas-To-Liquid Fuels Catalysts Eisa 2052, Australia #12;Abstract Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, a major process for converting natural gas

  6. Policy Levers Tailoring Patent Law to Biotechnology: Comparing U.S. and

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    Loudon, Catherine

    435 Policy Levers Tailoring Patent Law to Biotechnology: Comparing U.S. and European Approaches Geertrui Van Overwalle* In their animated book The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It, Dan Burk and Mark Lemley give an account of their quest into the judicial treatment of patents in different industry

  7. MODDO -A TAILORED DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM FOR MODEL-DRIVEN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

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    Baader, Franz

    Software Documentation, Model-Driven Software Development 1. INTRODUCTION Delivering high-quality softwareMODDO - A TAILORED DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM FOR MODEL-DRIVEN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Matthias Heinrich SAP.knechtel@sap.com ABSTRACT In the last decade Model-Driven Software Development (MDSD) has become an established software

  8. Tailored Macroporous SiCN and SiC Structures for High-Temperature Fuel Reforming**

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    Kenis, Paul J. A.

    Tailored Macroporous SiCN and SiC Structures for High-Temperature Fuel Reforming** By In-Kyung Sung such as the reforming of hydrocarbon fuels (e.g., die- sel or JP-8) into hydrogen for use in portable power sources. Performing heterogeneous catalytic reactions in porous struc- tures at the microscale has certain advantages

  9. Virus-Polymer Hybrid Nanowires Tailored to Detect Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen

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    Weiss, Gregory A.

    Virus-Polymer Hybrid Nanowires Tailored to Detect Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen Jessica A ABSTRACT: We demonstrate the de novo fabrication of a biosensor, based upon virus-containing poly(3). This development pro- cess occurs in three phases: (1) isolation of a M13 virus with a displayed polypeptide

  10. Tailoring the Physical Properties of Molybdenum Disulfide Monolayers by Control of Interfacial Chemistry

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    Natelson, Douglas

    studies on graphene suggest that the electrical properties of this 2D material can be tailored using its, it is a more suitable material for field effect devices as compared to graphene. Additionally, the existence gas systems and organic semiconductors as avenues for the development of new physics.17-19 Previous

  11. Protein Fold Class Prediction using Neural Networks with Tailored Early-Stopping

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    Igel, Christian

    Protein Fold Class Prediction using Neural Networks with Tailored Early-Stopping Thomas fold class given the primary sequence of a protein. Different feature spaces for primary sequences the fold class of proteins [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17]. A fold class contains

  12. Surface resistivity tailoring of ceramic insulators for an ion microprobe application

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    Surface resistivity tailoring of ceramic insulators for an ion microprobe application A. Nikolaev Abstract An important technique used for the grading of voltage drop along high voltage ceramic insulators implantation to modify the surface of high voltage ceramic vacuum insulators to provide a uniform surface

  13. DNA-based Self-Assembly of Chiral Plasmonic Nanostructures with Tailored Optical Response

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    Kuzyk, Anton; Fan, Zhiyuan; Pardatscher, Günther; Roller, Eva-Maria; Högele, Alexander; Simmel, Friedrich C; Govorov, Alexander O; Liedl, Tim

    2011-01-01

    Surface plasmon resonances generated in metallic nanostructures can be utilized to tailor electromagnetic fields. The precise spatial arrangement of such structures can result in surprising optical properties that are not found in any naturally occurring material. Here, the designed activity emerges from collective effects of singular components equipped with limited individual functionality. Top-down fabrication of plasmonic materials with a predesigned optical response in the visible range by conventional lithographic methods has remained challenging due to their limited resolution, the complexity of scaling, and the difficulty to extend these techniques to three-dimensional architectures. Molecular self-assembly provides an alternative route to create such materials which is not bound by the above limitations. We demonstrate how the DNA origami method can be used to produce plasmonic materials with a tailored optical response at visible wavelengths. Harnessing the assembly power of 3D DNA origami, we arran...

  14. Formation of electron bunches with tailored current profiles using multi-frequency linacs

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    Piot, P.; Behrens, C.; Gerth, C.; Lemery, F.; Mihalcea, D.; Stoltz, P.

    2012-12-21

    Tailoring an electron bunch with specific current profile can provide substantial enhancement of the transformer ratio in beam-driven acceleration methods. We present a method relying on the use of a linac with accelerating sections operating at different frequencies followed by a magnetic bunch compressor. The experimental verfification of the technique in a two-frequency linac is presented. The compatibility of the proposed technique with the formation and acceleration of a drive and witness bunches is numerically demonstrated.

  15. Material system for tailorable white light emission and method for making thereof

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    Smith, Christine A.; Lee, Howard W.

    2004-08-10

    A method of processing a composite material to tailor white light emission of the resulting composite during excitation. The composite material is irradiated with a predetermined power and for a predetermined time period to reduce the size of a plurality of nanocrystals and the number of a plurality of traps in the composite material. By this irradiation process, blue light contribution from the nanocrystals to the white light emission is intensified and red and green light contributions from the traps are decreased.

  16. Material system for tailorable white light emission and method for making thereof

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    Smith, Christine A. (Livermore, CA); Lee, Howard W. H. (Fremont, CA)

    2009-05-19

    A method of processing a composite material to tailor white light emission of the resulting composite during excitation. The composite material is irradiated with a predetermined power and for a predetermined time period to reduce the size of a plurality of nanocrystals and the number of a plurality of traps in the composite material. By this irradiation process, blue light contribution from the nanocrystals to the white light emission is intensified and red and green light contributions from the traps are decreased.

  17. Efficient broad- and tunable-bandwidth optical extinction via aspect-ratio-tailored silver nanodisks

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    Anquillare, Emma L; Hsu, Chia Wei; DeLacy, Brendan G; Joannopoulos, John D; Soljacic, Marin

    2015-01-01

    Sub-wavelength resonators typically exhibit a narrow-bandwidth response to optical excitations. We computationally design and experimentally synthesize tailored distributions of silver nanodisks to extinguish light over broad, tunable frequency windows. We show that metallic nanodisks are two- to twenty-times more efficient in absorbing and scattering light than common structures. Per-volume efficiency increases away from the plasma frequency of the underlying metal. We measure broadband extinction per volume that closely approaches theoretical predictions over three representative visible-range wavelength windows, confirming the high efficiency of nanodisks and demonstrating the collective power of computational design and experimental precision for developing new photonics technologies.

  18. Evaluation of Aeroelastically Tailored Small Wind Turbine Blades Final Project Report

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    Griffin, Dayton A.

    2005-09-29

    Evaluation of Aeroelastically Tailored Small Wind Turbine Blades Final Report Global Energy Concepts, LLC (GEC) has performed a conceptual design study concerning aeroelastic tailoring of small wind turbine blades. The primary objectives were to evaluate ways that blade/rotor geometry could be used to enable cost-of-energy reductions by enhancing energy capture while constraining or mitigating blade costs, system loads, and related component costs. This work builds on insights developed in ongoing adaptive-blade programs but with a focus on application to small turbine systems with isotropic blade material properties and with combined blade sweep and pre-bending/pre-curving to achieve the desired twist coupling. Specific goals of this project are to: (A) Evaluate and quantify the extent to which rotor geometry can be used to realize load-mitigating small wind turbine rotors. Primary aspects of the load mitigation are: (1) Improved overspeed safety affected by blades twisting toward stall in response to speed increases. (2) Reduced fatigue loading affected by blade twisting toward feather in response to turbulent gusts. (B) Illustrate trade-offs and design sensitivities for this concept. (C) Provide the technical basis for small wind turbine manufacturers to evaluate this concept and commercialize if the technology appears favorable. The SolidWorks code was used to rapidly develop solid models of blade with varying shapes and material properties. Finite element analyses (FEA) were performed using the COSMOS code modeling with tip-loads and centripetal accelerations. This tool set was used to investigate the potential for aeroelastic tailoring with combined planform sweep and pre-curve. An extensive matrix of design variables was investigated, including aerodynamic design, magnitude and shape of planform sweep, magnitude and shape of blade pre-curve, material stiffness, and rotor diameter. The FEA simulations resulted in substantial insights into the structural response of these blades. The trends were used to identify geometries and rotor configurations that showed the greatest promise for achieving beneficial aeroelastic response. The ADAMS code was used to perform complete aeroelastic simulations of selected rotor configurations; however, the results of these simulations were not satisfactory. This report documents the challenges encountered with the ADAMS simulations and presents recommendations for further development of this concept for aeroelastically tailored small wind turbine blades.

  19. Computational model, method, and system for kinetically-tailoring multi-drug chemotherapy for individuals

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    Gardner, Shea Nicole (San Leandro, CA)

    2007-10-23

    A method and system for tailoring treatment regimens to individual patients with diseased cells exhibiting evolution of resistance to such treatments. A mathematical model is provided which models rates of population change of proliferating and quiescent diseased cells using cell kinetics and evolution of resistance of the diseased cells, and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models. Cell kinetic parameters are obtained from an individual patient and applied to the mathematical model to solve for a plurality of treatment regimens, each having a quantitative efficacy value associated therewith. A treatment regimen may then be selected from the plurlaity of treatment options based on the efficacy value.

  20. Observables can be tailored to change the entanglement of any pure state

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    Harshman, N. L.; Ranade, Kedar S.

    2011-07-15

    We show that, for a finite-dimensional Hilbert space, there exist observables that induce a tensor product structure such that the entanglement properties of any pure state can be tailored. In particular, we provide an explicit, finite method for constructing observables in an unstructured d-dimensional system so that an arbitrary known pure state has any Schmidt decomposition with respect to an induced bipartite tensor product structure. In effect, this article demonstrates that, in a finite-dimensional Hilbert space, entanglement properties can always be shifted from the state to the observables and all pure states are equivalent as entanglement resources in the ideal case of complete control of observables.

  1. Effectiveness of computer-tailored Smoking Cessation Advice in Primary Care (ESCAPE): a Randomised Trial

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    Gilbert, Hazel; Nazareth, Irwin; Sutton, Stephen; Morris, Richard; Godfrey, Christine

    2008-04-29

    not fit all: the case for tailoring print materials. Annals of Behavioral Medi- cine 1999, 21:276-283. 11. Fiore MC, Novotny TE, Pierce JP, Giovino GA, Hatziandreu EJ: Meth- ods used to quit smoking in the United States. Do cessation programs help? JAMA... . Russell M, Wilson C, Taylor C, Baker CD: Effect of general prac- titioners' advice against smoking. BMJ 1979, 2:231-235.Page 8 of 8 (page number not for citation purposes) 22. Aveyard P, Griffin C, Lawrence T, Cheng KK: A controlled trial of an expert...

  2. Tailor the functionalities of metasurfaces: From perfect absorption to phase modulation

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    Qu, Che; Hao, Jiaming; Qiu, Meng; Li, Xin; Xiao, Shiyi; Miao, Ziqi; Dai, Ning; He, Qiong; Sun, Shulin; Zhou, Lei

    2015-01-01

    Metasurfaces in metal/insulator/metal configuration have recently been widely used in photonics research, with applications ranging from perfect absorption to phase modulation, but why and when such structures can realize what kind of functionalities are not yet fully understood. Here, based on a coupled-mode theory analysis, we establish a complete phase diagram in which the optical properties of such systems are fully controlled by two simple parameters (i.e., the intrinsic and radiation losses), which are in turn dictated by the geometrical/material parameters of the underlying structures. Such a phase diagram can greatly facilitate the design of appropriate metasurfaces with tailored functionalities (e.g., perfect absorption, phase modulator, electric/magnetic reflector, etc.), demonstrated by our experiments and simulations in the Terahertz regime. In particular, our experiments show that, through appropriate structural/material tuning, the device can be switched across the functionality phase boundaries...

  3. Opportunities for chiral discrimination using high harmonic generation in tailored laser fields

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    Smirnova, Olga; Patchkovskii, Serguei

    2015-01-01

    Chiral discrimination with high harmonic generation (cHHG method) has been introduced in the recent work by R. Cireasa et al ( Nat. Phys. 11, 654 - 658, 2015). In its original implementation, the cHHG method works by detecting high harmonic emission from randomly oriented ensemble of chiral molecules driven by elliptically polarized field, as a function of ellipticity. Here we discuss future perspectives in the development of this novel method, the ways of increasing chiral dichroism using tailored laser pulses, new detection schemes involving high harmonic phase measurements, and concentration-independent approaches. Using the example of the epoxypropane molecule C$_3$H$_6$O (also known as 1,2-propylene oxide), we show theoretically that application of two-color counter-rotating elliptically polarized laser fields yields an order of magnitude enhancement of chiral dichroism compared to single color elliptical fields. We also describe how one can introduce a new functionality to cHHG: concentration-independen...

  4. Tailoring the surface plasmon resonance of embedded silver nanoparticles by combining nano- and femtosecond laser pulses

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    Doster, J.; Baraldi, G.; Gonzalo, J.; Solis, J.; Hernandez-Rueda, J.; Siegel, J., E-mail: j.siegel@io.cfmac.csic.es [Laser Processing Group, Instituto de Optica, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2014-04-14

    We demonstrate that the broad surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of a single layer of near-coalescence silver nanoparticles (NPs), embedded in a dielectric matrix can be tailored by irradiation with a single nanosecond laser pulse into a distribution featuring a sharp resonance at 435?nm. Scanning electron microscopy studies reveal the underlying mechanism to be a transformation into a distribution of well-separated spherical particles. Additional exposure to multiple femtosecond laser pulses at 400?nm or 800?nm wavelength induces polarization anisotropy of the SPR, with a peak shift that increases with laser wavelength. The spectral changes are measured in-situ, employing reflection and transmission micro-spectroscopy with a lateral resolution of 4??m. Spectral maps as a continuous function of local fluence can be readily produced from a single spot. The results open exciting perspectives for dynamically tuning and switching the optical response of NP systems, paving the way for next-generation applications.

  5. Layer thickness and period as design parameters to tailor pyroelectric properties in ferroelectric superlattices

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    Misirlioglu, I. B.; Alpay, S. P.

    2014-10-27

    We theoretically examine the pyroelectric properties of ferroelectric-paraelectric superlattices as a function of layer thickness and configuration using non-linear thermodynamics coupled with electrostatic and electromechanical interactions between layers. We specifically study PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} superlattices. The pyroelectric properties of such constructs consisting of relatively thin repeating units are shown to exceed the pyroelectric response of monolithic PbZr{sub 0.3}Ti{sub 0.7}O{sub 3} films. This is related to periodic internal electric fields generated due to the polarization mismatch between layers that allows tailoring of the shift in the transition temperature. Our results indicate that higher and electric field sensitive pyroresponse can be achieved from layer-by-layer engineered ferroelectric heterostructures.

  6. Tailoring the index of refraction of nanocrystalline hafnium oxide thin films

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    Vargas, Mirella [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States)] [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States); Murphy, N. R. [Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX), 3005 Hobson Way, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Dayton, Ohio 45433 (United States)] [Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX), 3005 Hobson Way, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Dayton, Ohio 45433 (United States); Ramana, C. V., E-mail: rvchintalapalle@utep.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States)

    2014-03-10

    Hafnium oxide (HfO{sub 2}) films were grown by sputter-deposition by varying the growth temperature (T{sub s}?=?25–700?°C). HfO{sub 2} films grown at T{sub s}?tailoring the optical quality is possible by tuning T{sub s} and the microstructure of HfO{sub 2} films.

  7. Tailoring of a metastable material: alfa-FeSi2 thin film

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    Cao, Guixin; Singh, David J; Zhang, Xiaoguang; Samolyuk, German D; Qiao, Liang; Parish, Chad M; Ke, Jin; Zhang, Yanwen; Guo, Hangwen; Tang, Siwei; Wang, Wenbin; Yi, Jieyu; Cantoni, Claudia; Siemons, Wolter; Payzant, E Andrew; Biegalski, Michael D; Ward, Thomas Zac; Sales, Brian C; Mandrus, D.; Stocks, George Malcolm; Gai, Zheng

    2015-01-01

    The epitaxially stabilized metallic -FeSi2 thin films on Si(001) were grown using pulsed laser deposition. While the bulk material of -FeSi2 is a high temperature metastable phase and nonmagnetic, the thin film is stabilized at room temperature and shows unusual electronic transport and magnetic properties due to strain modification. The transport renders two different conducting states with a strong crossover at 50 K accompanied by an onset of ferromagnetism as well as a substantial magnetocaloric effect and magnetoresistance. These experimental results are discussed in terms of the unusual electronic structure of -FeSi2 obtained within density functional calculations and Boltzmann transport calculations with and without strain. Our findings provide an example of a tailored material with interesting physics properties for practical applications.

  8. Tailoring of unipolar strain in lead-free piezoelectrics using the ceramic/ceramic composite approach

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    Khansur, Neamul H.; Daniels, John E.; Groh, Claudia; Jo, Wook; Webber, Kyle G.; Reinhard, Christina; Kimpton, Justin A.

    2014-03-28

    The electric-field-induced strain response mechanism in a polycrystalline ceramic/ceramic composite of relaxor and ferroelectric materials has been studied using in situ high-energy x-ray diffraction. The addition of ferroelectric phase material in the relaxor matrix has produced a system where a small volume fraction behaves independently of the bulk under an applied electric field. Inter- and intra-grain models of the strain mechanism in the composite material consistent with the diffraction data have been proposed. The results show that such ceramic/ceramic composite microstructure has the potential for tailoring properties of future piezoelectric materials over a wider range than is possible in uniform compositions.

  9. DNA-based Self-Assembly of Chiral Plasmonic Nanostructures with Tailored Optical Response

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    Anton Kuzyk; Robert Schreiber; Zhiyuan Fan; Günther Pardatscher; Eva-Maria Roller; Alexander Högele; Friedrich C. Simmel; Alexander O. Govorov; Tim Liedl

    2011-08-18

    Surface plasmon resonances generated in metallic nanostructures can be utilized to tailor electromagnetic fields. The precise spatial arrangement of such structures can result in surprising optical properties that are not found in any naturally occurring material. Here, the designed activity emerges from collective effects of singular components equipped with limited individual functionality. Top-down fabrication of plasmonic materials with a predesigned optical response in the visible range by conventional lithographic methods has remained challenging due to their limited resolution, the complexity of scaling, and the difficulty to extend these techniques to three-dimensional architectures. Molecular self-assembly provides an alternative route to create such materials which is not bound by the above limitations. We demonstrate how the DNA origami method can be used to produce plasmonic materials with a tailored optical response at visible wavelengths. Harnessing the assembly power of 3D DNA origami, we arranged metal nanoparticles with a spatial accuracy of 2 nm into nanoscale helices. The helical structures assemble in solution in a massively parallel fashion and with near quantitative yields. As a designed optical response, we generated giant circular dichroism and optical rotary dispersion in the visible range that originates from the collective plasmon-plasmon interactions within the nanohelices. We also show that the optical response can be tuned through the visible spectrum by changing the composition of the metal nanoparticles. The observed effects are independent of the direction of the incident light and can be switched by design between left- and right-handed orientation. Our work demonstrates the production of complex bulk materials from precisely designed nanoscopic assemblies and highlights the potential of DNA self-assembly for the fabrication of plasmonic nanostructures.

  10. Application-Tailored Database Systems: a Case of Aspects in an Embedded Aleksandra Tesanovic Ke Sheng Jorgen Hansson

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    Application-Tailored Database Systems: a Case of Aspects in an Embedded Database Aleksandra languages to the database domain. Our focus is on embedded database systems, as a represen- tative for a class of database systems. We show, by an- alyzing and re-engineering one commercial well-known embedded

  11. Ultra-High Performance Concrete with Tailored Properties Cementitious materials comprise a large portion of domestic structures and

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    Nair, Sankar

    Ultra-High Performance Concrete with Tailored Properties Cementitious materials comprise a large portion of domestic structures and infrastructure. The development of ultra-high performance concrete control the performance of these materials. A nano- micro-meso scale cohesive finite element method (CFEM

  12. Inhomogeneity Mitigation at 7 Tesla using Sparsity-Enforced Spatially-Tailored Slice-Selective Excitation Pulses A. C. ZELINSKI

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    Goyal, Vivek K

    In Vivo B1 + Inhomogeneity Mitigation at 7 Tesla using Sparsity-Enforced Spatially-Tailored Slice's duration & B1 + is in Tesla/volt. Let R(r) (r)·B1 - (r). With a reset pulse [5], IV(r) = c·R(r)·[1-E1(r

  13. Vibrational Energy Relaxation of "Tailored" Hemes in Myoglobin Following Ligand Photolysis Supports Energy Funneling Mechanism of Heme "Cooling"

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    Straub, John E.

    and mechanisms of vibrational energy transfer is an essential component of a complete understandingVibrational Energy Relaxation of "Tailored" Hemes in Myoglobin Following Ligand Photolysis Supports Energy Funneling Mechanism of Heme "Cooling" Lintao Bu and John E. Straub* Department of Chemistry

  14. Development of Nb and Alternative Material Thin Films Tailored for SRF Applications

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    Valente-Feliciano, A -M; Reece, C E; Spradlin, J K; Xiao, B; Zhao, X; Gu, Diefeng; Baumgart, Helmut; Beringer, Douglas; Lukaszew, Rosa

    2011-09-01

    Over the years, Nb/Cu technology, despite its shortcomings due to the commonly used magnetron sputtering, has positioned itself as an alternative route for the future of superconducting structures used in accelerators. Recently, significant progress has been made in the development of energetic vacuum deposition techniques, showing promise for the production of thin films tailored for SRF applications. JLab is pursuing energetic condensation deposition via techniques such as Electron Cyclotron Resonance and High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering. As part of this project, the influence of the deposition energy on the material and RF properties of the Nb thin film is investigated with the characterization of their surface, structure, superconducting properties and RF response. It has been shown that the film RRR can be tuned from single digits to values greater than 400. This paper presents results on surface impedance measurements correlated with surface and material characterization for Nb films produced on various substrates, monocrystalline and polycrystalline as well as amorphous. A progress report on work on NbTiN and AlN based multilayer structures will also be presented.

  15. Multipole and field uniformity tailoring of a 750 MHz rf dipole

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    Delayen, Jean R. [JLAB, Old Dominion University; Castillo, Alejandro [JLAB, Old Dominion University

    2014-12-01

    In recent years great interest has been shown in developing rf structures for beam separation, correction of geometrical degradation on luminosity, and diagnostic applications in both lepton and hadron machines. The rf dipole being a very promising one among all of them. The rf dipole has been tested and proven to have attractive properties that include high shunt impedance, low and balance surface fields, absence of lower order modes and far-spaced higher order modes that simplify their damping scheme. As well as to be a compact and versatile design in a considerable range of frequencies, its fairly simple geometry dependency is suitable both for fabrication and surface treatment. The rf dipole geometry can also be optimized for lowering multipacting risk and multipole tailoring to meet machine specific field uniformity tolerances. In the present work a survey of field uniformities, and multipole contents for a set of 750 MHz rf dipole designs is presented as both a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the inherent flexibility of the structure and its limitations.

  16. Tailoring a low-molecular weight protein tyrosine phosphatase into an efficient reporting protein

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    Liu, Xiao-Yan; Li, Lan-Fen [The National Laboratory of Protein Engineering and Plant Genetic Engineering, College of Life Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [The National Laboratory of Protein Engineering and Plant Genetic Engineering, College of Life Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Su, Xiao-Dong, E-mail: xdsu@pku.edu.cn [The National Laboratory of Protein Engineering and Plant Genetic Engineering, College of Life Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) [The National Laboratory of Protein Engineering and Plant Genetic Engineering, College of Life Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University, Shenzhen 518055 (China)

    2009-05-15

    Fusion reporter methods are important tools for biology and biotechnology. An ideal reporter protein in a fusion system should have little effects on its fusion partner and provide an easy and accurate readout. Therefore, a small monomeric protein with high activity for detection assays often has advantages as a reporter protein. For this purpose, we have tailored the human B-form low-molecular-weight phosphotyrosyl phosphatase (HPTP-B) to increase its general applicability as a potent reporter protein. With the aim to eliminate interference from cysteine residues in the native HPTP-B, combined with a systematic survey of N- and C-terminal truncated variants, a series of cysteine to serine mutations were introduced, which allowed isolation of an engineered soluble protein with suitable biophysical properties. When we deleted both the first six residues and the last two residues, we still obtained a soluble mutant protein with correct folding and similar activity with wild-type protein. This mutant with two cysteine to serine mutations, HPTP-B{sup N{sub {Delta}}6-C{sub {Delta}}2-C90S-C109S}, has good potential as an optimal reporter.

  17. Tailorable 3D microfabrication for photonic applications: two-polymer microtransfer molding (proceedings paper)

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    Lee, Jae-Hwang; kim, Chang-Hwan; Constant, Kristen; Ho, Kai-Ming

    2006-02-28

    For photonic devices, extending beyond the planar regime to the third dimension can allow a higher degree of integration and novel functionalities for applications such as photonic crystals and integrated optical circuits. Although conventional photolithography can achieve both high quality and structural control, it is still costly and slow for three-dimensional (3D) fabrication. Moreover, as diverse functional polymers emerge, there is potential to develop new techniques for quick and economical fabrication of 3D structures. We present a 3D microfabrication technique based on the soft lithographic technique, called two-polymer microtransfer molding (2P-{micro}TM) to accomplish low cost, high structural fidelity and tailorable 3D microfabrication for polymers. Using 2P-{micro}TM, highly layered polymeric microstructures are achievable by stacking planar structures layer by layer. For increased processing control, the surface chemistry of the polymers is characterized as a function of changing ultraviolet dosage to optimize yield in layer transfer. We discuss the application of the 2P-{micro}TM to build polymer templates for woodpile photonic crystals, and demonstrate methods for converting the polymer templates to dielectric and metallic photonic crystal structures. Finally, we will show that 2P-{micro}TM is promising for fabricating 3D polymeric optical waveguides.

  18. Dry particle coating of polymer particles for tailor-made product properties

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    Blümel, C. Schmidt, J. Dielesen, A. Sachs, M. Winzer, B. Peukert, W. Wirth, K.-E.

    2014-05-15

    Disperse polymer powders with tailor-made particle properties are of increasing interest in industrial applications such as Selective Laser Beam Melting processes (SLM). This study focuses on dry particle coating processes to improve the conductivity of the insulating polymer powder in order to assemble conductive devices. Therefore PP particles were coated with Carbon Black nanoparticles in a dry particle coating process. This process was investigated in dependence of process time and mass fraction of Carbon Black. The conductivity of the functionalized powders was measured by impedance spectroscopy. It was found that there is a dependence of process time, respectively coating ratio and conductivity. The powder shows higher conductivities with increasing number of guest particles per host particle surface area, i.e. there is a correlation between surface functionalization density and conductivity. The assembled composite particles open new possibilities for processing distinct polymers such as PP in SLM process. The fundamentals of the dry particle coating process of PP host particles with Carbon Black guest particles as well as the influence on the electrical conductivity will be discussed.

  19. AN ANALYTICAL MODEL OF INTERSTELLAR GAS IN THE HELIOSPHERE TAILORED TO INTERSTELLAR BOUNDARY EXPLORER OBSERVATIONS

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    Lee, Martin A.; Kucharek, Harald; Moebius, Eberhard; Wu Xian [Space Science Center and Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 (United States); Bzowski, Maciej [Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-716 Warsaw (Poland); McComas, David, E-mail: marty.lee@unh.edu [Engineering and Space Science Division, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78228 (United States)

    2012-02-01

    The stationary distribution of interstellar neutral gas in the heliosphere subject to solar gravity, solar radiation pressure, photoionization, and charge exchange is investigated analytically assuming ionization rates and radiation pressure that are proportional to R{sup -2}, where R is the heliocentric radius. The collisionless hyperbolic trajectories of the individual atoms including ionization losses are combined with Liouville's Theorem to construct the heliospheric phase-space distribution function of an interstellar gas species in the solar reference frame under the assumption that the distribution is a drifting Maxwellian at large distances from the Sun. The distribution is transformed to the Earth (essentially Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX)) frame as a function of solar longitude. The expression is then tailored to the latitudinal scan of IBEX as a function of longitude using the fact that IBEX detects each atom close to perihelion in its hyperbolic orbit. The distribution is further adapted to IBEX by integrating the differential intensity over the entrance aperture solid angle of the IBEX-Lo collimator, and over energy to predict the IBEX count rate of helium. The major features of the predicted count rate are described, including a peak in longitude, a peak in latitude at each longitude, and the widths of the major peak in both latitude and longitude. Analytical formulae for these features are derived for comparison with IBEX observations in order to determine the temperature and bulk velocity of the gas in interstellar space. Based in part on these formulae, the results for helium are presented in the companion paper by Moebius et al.

  20. Oxygen and relative humidity monitoring with films tailored for enhanced photoluminescence

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    Cui, Weipan; Liu, Rui; Manna, Eeshita; Park, Joong -Mok; Fungura, Fadzai; Shinar, Joseph; Shinar, Ruth

    2014-10-31

    In this study, approaches to generate porous or doped sensing films, which significantly enhance the photoluminescence (PL) of oxygen optical sensors, and thus improve the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, are presented. Tailored films, which enable monitoring the relative humidity (RH) as well, are also presented. Effective porous structures, in which the O2-sensitive dye Pt octaethylporphyrin (PtOEP) or the Pd analog PdOEP was embedded, were realized by first generating blend films of polyethylene glycol (PEG) with polystyrene (PS) or with ethyl cellulose (EC), and then immersing the dried films in water to remove the water-soluble PEG. This approach creates pores (voids) inmore »the sensing films. The dielectric contrast between the films’ constituents and the voids increases photon scattering, which in turn increases the optical path of the excitation light within the film, and hence light absorption by the dye, and its PL. Optimized sensing films with a PEG:PS ratio of 1:4 (PEG’s molecular weight Mw ~8000) led to ~4.4× enhancement in the PL (in comparison to PS films). Lower Mw ~200 PEG with a PEG:EC ratio of 1:1 led to a PL enhancement of ~4.7×. Film-dependent PL enhancements were observed at all oxygen concentrations. The strong PL enhancement enables (i) using lower dye (luminophore) concentrations, (ii) reducing power consumption and enhancing the sensor’s operational lifetime when using organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) as excitation sources, (iii) improving performance when using compact photodetectors with no internal gain, and (iv) reliably extending the dynamic range.« less

  1. Towards tailoring the magnetocaloric response in FeRh-based ternary compounds

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    Barua, Radhika Jiménez-Villacorta, Félix; Lewis, L. H.

    2014-05-07

    In this work, we demonstrate that the magnetocaloric response of FeRh-based compounds may be tailored for potential magnetic refrigeration applications by chemical modification of the FeRh lattice. Alloys of composition Fe(Rh{sub 1?x}A{sub x}) or (Fe{sub 1?x}B{sub x})Rh (A?=?Cu, Pd; B?=?Ni; 0?

  2. Rapid production of large-area deep sub-wavelength hybrid structures by femtosecond laser light-field tailoring

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    Wang, Lei; Chen, Qi-Dai E-mail: hbsun@jlu.edu.cn; Yang, Rui; Xu, Bin-Bin; Wang, Hai-Yu; Yang, Hai; Huo, Cheng-Song; Tu, Hai-Ling; Sun, Hong-Bo E-mail: hbsun@jlu.edu.cn

    2014-01-20

    The goal of creation of large-area deep sub-wavelength nanostructures by femtosecond laser irradiation onto various materials is being hindered by the limited coherence length. Here, we report solution of the problem by light field tailoring of the incident beam with a phase mask, which serves generation of wavelets. Direct interference between the wavelets, here the first-order diffracted beams, and interference between a wavelet and its induced waves such as surface plasmon polariton are responsible for creation of microgratings and superimposed nanogratings, respectively. The principle of wavelets interference enables extension of uniformly induced hybrid structures containing deep sub-wavelength nanofeatures to macro-dimension.

  3. Chemistry of SOFC Cathode Surfaces: Fundamental Investigation and Tailoring of Electronic Behavior

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    Yildiz, Bilge; Heski, Clemens

    2013-08-31

    1) Electron tunneling characteristics on La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSM) thin-film surfaces were studied up to 580oC in 10-3mbar oxygen pressure, using scanning tunneling microscopy/ spectroscopy (STM/STS). A threshold-like drop in the tunneling current was observed at positive bias in STS, which is interpreted as a unique indicator for the activation polarization in cation oxygen bonding on LSM cathodes. Sr-enrichment was found on the surface at high temperature using Auger electron spectroscopy, and was accompanied by a decrease in tunneling conductance in STS. This suggests that Sr-terminated surfaces are less active for electron transfer in oxygen reduction compared to Mn-terminated surfaces on LSM. 2) Effects of strain on the surface cation chemistry and the electronic structure are important to understand and control for attaining fast oxygen reduction kinetics on transition metal oxides. Here, we demonstrate and mechanistically interpret the strain coupling to Sr segregation, oxygen vacancy formation, and electronic structure on the surface of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSM) thin films as a model system. Our experimental results from x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and scanning tunneling spectroscopy are discussed in light of our first principles-based calculations. A stronger Sr enrichment tendency and a more facile oxygen vacancy formation prevail for the tensile strained LSM surface. The electronic structure of the tensile strained LSM surface exhibits a larger band gap at room temperature, however, a higher tunneling conductance near the Fermi level than the compressively strained LSM at elevated temperatures in oxygen. Our findings suggest lattice strain as a key parameter to tune the reactivity of perovskite transition metal oxides with oxygen in solid oxide fuel cell cathodes. 3) Cation segregation on perovskite oxide surfaces affects vastly the oxygen reduction activity and stability of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cathodes. A unified theory that explains the physical origins of this phenomenon is therefore needed for designing cathode materials with optimal surface chemistry. We quantitatively assessed the elastic and electrostatic interactions of the dopant with the surrounding lattice as the key driving forces for segregation on model perovskite compounds, LnMnO3 (host cation Ln=La, Sm). Our approach combines surface chemical analysis with X-ray photoelectron and Auger electron spectroscopy on model dense thin films, and computational analysis with density functional theory (DFT) calculations and analytical models. Elastic energy differences were systematically induced in the system by varying the radius of the selected dopants (Ca, Sr, Ba) with respect to the host cations (La, Sm) while retaining the same charge state. Electrostatic energy differences were introduced by varying the distribution of charged oxygen and cation vacancies in our models. Varying the oxygen chemical potential in our experiments induced changes in both the elastic energy and electrostatic interactions. Our results quantitatively demonstrate that the mechanism of dopant segregation on perovskite oxides includes both the elastic and electrostatic energy contributions. A smaller size mismatch between the host and dopant cations and a chemically expanded lattice were found to reduce the segregation level of the dopant and to enable more stable cathode surfaces. Ca-doped LaMnO3 was found to have the most stable surface composition with the least cation segregation among the compositions surveyed. The diffusion kinetics of the larger dopants, Ba and Sr, was found to be slower, and can kinetically trap the segregation at reduced temperatures despite the larger elastic energy driving force. Lastly, scanning probe image-contrast showed that the surface chemical heterogeneities made of dopant oxides upon segregation were electronically insulating. The consistency between the results obtained from experiments, DFT calculations and analytical theory in this work provides a predictive capability to tailor the cathode surface compositions for high-performance SO

  4. Non-equilibrium degassing and a primordial source for helium in ocean-island volcanism

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    Gonnermann, Helge

    (MORBs). This is inferred to be the result of outgassing by melt production at mid-ocean ridges of the deep mantle have been isolated from outgassing and the convective upper mantle over Earth's his- tory5

  5. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Kinetic Effects of Non-Equilibrium Plasma on Partially

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    Ju, Yiguang

    and more attention for its potential to enhance combustion performance in gas turbines and scramjet engines, Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 45433 A new plasma assisted combustion system was developed to validate an existing plasma assisted combustion kinetic model. The comparisons showed the kinetic model

  6. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics in porous media : battery degradation, and sorption and transport in porous materials

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    Pinson, Matthew Bede

    2015-01-01

    Porous media offer many interesting problems in physics and engineering due to the interaction of phase transitions, surface effects and transport. In this thesis I examine two such problems: the degradation of lithium-ion ...

  7. The Application of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced NMR to Non-Equilibrium Systems 

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    Bowen, Sean Michael

    2012-02-14

    tool for kinetic analysis. It is shown that the DNP-NMR method agrees with the conventional UV method within the uncertainty of the measurement. Hyperpolarization in this modality presents both challenges and opportunities, each of which motivate...

  8. Persistence of a Non-Equilibrium State: Observation of a Boltzmannian Special Case

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    Lobser, D S; Cornell, E A; Lewandowski, H J

    2015-01-01

    Well before the atomistic nature of matter was experimentally established, Ludwig Boltzmann's audacious effort to explain the macroscopic world of human experience in terms of the workings of an unseen microscopic world met with vigorous opposition. A contentious point was the problem of irreversibility: the microscopic equations of motion are reversible, yet friction and viscosity cause things always to slow down and warm up, never to speed up and cool down. What was worse, Boltzmann himself discovered that his transport equation predicts special cases in which gases never come to thermal equilibrium, a particular example being that the monopole "breathe" mode of gas will never damp if it is confined in 3D to a perfectly isotropic harmonic potential. Such absences of damping were not observed in nature. Nondamping of a monopole mode in lower dimensional systems has only very recently been observed, using cold atoms. Kinoshita et al. and Chevy et al. have experimentally observed suppressed relaxation in highl...

  9. Non-Equilibrium Numerical Study of a Two-Stage Microwave Electrothermal Thruster

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    Choueiri, Edgar

    and the Navier-Stokes equations for the case of a helium flow with different electron and heavy species engine the propellant gas then expands isentropically in a nozzle to produce thrust. Un- like other and an effi- ciency of 30 % during a 550-h test.2 The fact that a microwave-sustained plasma can be created

  10. Radiative transfer within non Beerian porous media with semitransparent and opaque phases in non equilibrium;

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Fichotc , Jean Tainea,b, a CNRS, UPR 288, Laboratoire d'´Energ´etique Mol´eculaire et Macroscopique for catalytic combustion, in packed beds used in solar absorbers and solar thermochemical reactors, in degraded

  11. Origins of non-equilibrium lithium isotopic fractionation in xenolithic peridotite minerals: Examples from Tanzania

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    Mcdonough, William F.

    : Examples from Tanzania Sonja Aulbach , Roberta L. Rudnick Geochemistry Laboratory, Department of Geology metasomatised peridotite xenoliths from three lithospheric mantle sectionsbeneath theEast African Rift inTanzania, if the samples were erupted in lavas. In Tanzania, the peridotites experienced rift-related heating prior

  12. NON-EQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICS OF MANY-BODY QUANTUM SYSTEMS: FUNDAMENTALS AND NEW FRONTIER

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    DeMille, David; LeHur, Karyn

    2013-11-27

    Rapid progress in nanotechnology and naofabrication techniques has ushered in a new era of quantum transport experiments. This has in turn heightened the interest in theoretical understanding of nonequilibrium dynamics of strongly correlated quantum systems. This project has advanced the frontiers of understanding in this area along several fronts. For example, we showed that under certain conditions, quantum impurities out of equilibrium can be reformulated in terms of an effective equilibrium theory; this makes it possible to use the gamut of tools available for quantum systems in equilibrium. On a different front, we demonstrated that the elastic power of a transmitted microwave photon in circuit QED systems can exhibit a many-body Kondo resonance. We also showed that under many circumstances, bipartite fluctuations of particle number provide an effective tool for studying many-body physics—particularly the entanglement properties of a many-body system. This implies that it should be possible to measure many-body entanglement in relatively simple and tractable quantum systems. In addition, we studied charge relaxation in quantum RC circuits with a large number of conducting channels, and elucidated its relation to Kondo models in various regimes. We also extended our earlier work on the dynamics of driven and dissipative quantum spin-boson impurity systems, deriving a new formalism that makes it possible to compute the full spin density matrix and spin-spin correlation functions beyond the weak coupling limit. Finally, we provided a comprehensive analysis of the nonequilibrium transport near a quantum phase transition in the case of a spinless dissipative resonant-level model. This project supported the research of two Ph.D. students and two postdoctoral researchers, whose training will allow them to further advance the field in coming years.

  13. Non-equilibrium fluctuations and mechanochemical couplings of a molecular motor

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    A. W. C. Lau; D. Lacoste; K. Mallick

    2007-07-30

    We investigate theoretically the violations of Einstein and Onsager relations, and the efficiency for a single processive motor operating far from equilibrium using an extension of the two-state model introduced by Kafri {\\em et al.} [Biophys. J. {\\bf 86}, 3373 (2004)]. With the aid of the Fluctuation Theorem, we analyze the general features of these violations and this efficiency and link them to mechanochemical couplings of motors. In particular, an analysis of the experimental data of kinesin using our framework leads to interesting predictions that may serve as a guide for future experiments.

  14. The behavior of matter under non-equilibrium conditions: Fundamental aspects and applications

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    Prigogine, I.

    1992-04-01

    This report briefly discusses concepts of chaotic systems. The topics discusses are: Bernoulli maps; mathematical aspects of the complex spectral representations; and large poincare systems. (LSP)

  15. Calculating free energy profiles in biomolecular systems from fast non-equilibrium processes

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    Forney, Michael; Kosztin, Ioan

    2008-01-01

    Often gaining insight into the functioning of biomolecular systems requires to follow their dynamics along a microscopic reaction coordinate (RC) on a macroscopic time scale, which is beyond the reach of current all atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. A practical approach to this inherently multiscale problem is to model the system as a fictitious overdamped Brownian particle that diffuses along the RC in the presence of an effective potential of mean force (PMF) due to the rest of the system. By employing the recently proposed FR method [I. Kosztin et al., J. of Chem. Phys. 124, 064106 (2006)], which requires only a small number of fast nonequilibrium MD simulations of the system in both forward and time reversed directions along the RC, we reconstruct the PMF: (1) of deca-alanine as a function of its end-to-end distance, and (2) that guides the motion of potassium ions through the gramicidin A channel. In both cases the computed PMFs are found to be in good agreement with previous results obtained by ...

  16. Modified fluctuation-dissipation theorem for non-equilibrium steady states and applications to molecular motors

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    Lacoste, David

    to molecular motors This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text states and applications to molecular motors G. Verley1(a) , K. Mallick2 and D. Lacoste1 1 Laboratoire de thermodynamics PACS 87.16.Nn ­ Motor proteins (myosin, kinesin dynein) Abstract ­ We present a theoretical

  17. Thermal recovery from a fractured medium in local thermal non-equilibrium Rachel Geleta,b,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics August 3, 2012 hal-00919449,version1-16Dec2013 Author manuscript, published in "International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 37, 15

  18. A coupled implicit method for chemical non-equilibrium flows at all speeds

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    Shuen, J.S.; Choi, Y. ); Chen, K.H. )

    1993-06-01

    A time-accurate, coupled solution procedure is described for the chemical nonequilibrium Navier-Stokes equations over a wide range of Mach numbers. This method employs the strong conservation form of the governing equations, but uses primitive variables (p[sub g], u, v, h, Y[sub i]) as unknowns. Real gas properties and nonequilibrium chemistry are considered. Numerical tests include steady convergent-divergent nozzle flows with air dissociation/recombination chemistry, dump combustor flows with n-pentan air chemistry, and nonreacting unsteady driven cavity flows. Numerical results for both the steady and unsteady flows demonstrate the efficiency and robustness of the present algorithm for Mach numbers ranging from the incompressible limit to supersonic speeds. 26 refs., 10 figs.

  19. Theory of Non-Equilibrium Sationary States as a Theory of Resonances

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    M. Merkli; M. Mueck; I. M. Sigal

    2007-06-22

    We study a small quantum system (e.g. a simplified model for an atom or molecule) interacting with two bosonic or fermionic reservoirs (say, photon or phonon fields). We show that the combined system has a family of stationary states, parametrized by two numbers $T_1$, $T_2$ (``reservoir temperatures''). If $T_1\

  20. Non-equilibrium scalar two point functions in AdS/CFT

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    Ville Keranen; Philipp Kleinert

    2015-02-24

    In the first part of the paper, we discuss different versions of the AdS/CFT dictionary out of equilibrium. We show that the Skenderis - van Rees prescription and the "extrapolate" dictionary are equivalent at the level of "in-in" two point functions of free scalar fields in arbitrary asymptotically AdS spacetimes. In the second part of the paper, we calculate two point correlation functions in dynamical spacetimes using the "extrapolate" dictionary. These calculations are performed for conformally coupled scalar fields in examples of spacetimes undergoing gravitational collapse, the AdS$_2$-Vaidya spacetime and the AdS$_3$-Vaidya spacetime, which allow us to address the problem of thermalization following a quench in the boundary field theory. The computation of the correlators is formulated as an initial value problem in the bulk spacetime. Finally, we compare our results for AdS$_3$-Vaidya to results in the previous literature obtained using the geodesic approximation and we find qualitative agreement.

  1. Quantum Treatment for Bose-Einstein Condensation in Non-Equilibrium Systems

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    H. Flayac; I. G. Savenko; M. Möttönen; T. Ala-Nissila

    2015-03-29

    We develop an approach based on stochastic quantum trajectories for an incoherently pumped system of interacting bosons relaxing their energy in a thermal reservoir. Our approach enables the study of the versatile coherence properties of the system. We apply the model to exciton polaritons in a semiconductor microcavity. Our results demonstrate the onset of macroscopic occupation in the lowest-energy mode accompanied by the establishment of both temporal and spatial coherence. We show that temporal coherence exhibits a transition from a thermal to coherent statistics and the spatial coherence reveals off-diagonal long-range order.

  2. Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics of Currents in Queuing Networks Vladimir Y. Chernyak a,b

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    Goldberg, David A.

    and Theoretical Division, LANL, Los Alamos, NM 87545 b Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, 5101 Cass], can be described as a random walk of particles (jobs, vehicles, people, computer packets, etc

  3. Risk Assessment and Monitoring of Stored CO2 in Organic Rocks Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions

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    Malhotra, Vivak

    2014-06-30

    The USA is embarking upon tackling the serious environmental challenges posed to the world by greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). The dimension of the problem is daunting. In fact, according to the Energy Information Agency, nearly 6 billion metric tons of CO2 were produced in the USA in 2007 with coal-burning power plants contributing about 2 billion metric tons. To mitigate the concerns associated with CO2 emission, geological sequestration holds promise. Among the potential geological storage sites, unmineable coal seams and shale formations in particular show promise because of the probability of methane recovery while sequestering the CO2. However. the success of large-scale sequestration of CO2 in coal and shale would hinge on a thorough understanding of CO2's interactions with host reservoirs. An important parameter for successful storage of CO2 reservoirs would be whether the pressurized CO2 would remain invariant in coal and shale formations under reasonable internal and/or external perturbations. Recent research has brought to the fore the potential of induced seismicity, which may result in caprock compromise. Therefore, to evaluate the potential risks involved in sequestering CO2 in Illinois bituminous coal seams and shale, we studied: (i) the mechanical behavior of Murphysboro (Illinois) and Houchin Creek (Illinois) coals, (ii) thermodynamic behavior of Illinois bituminous coal at - 100oC ? T ? 300oC, (iii) how high pressure CO2 (up to 20.7 MPa) modifies the viscosity of the host, (iv) the rate of emission of CO2 from Illinois bituminous coal and shale cores if the cores, which were pressurized with high pressure (? 20.7 MPa) CO2, were exposed to an atmospheric pressure, simulating the development of leakage pathways, (v) whether there are any fractions of CO2 stored in these hosts which are resistance to emission by simply exposing the cores to atmospheric pressure, and (vi) how compressive shockwaves applied to the coal and shale cores, which were pressurized with high pressure CO2, determine the fate of sequestered CO2 in these cores. Our results suggested that Illinois bituminous coal in its unperturbed state, i.e., when not pressurized with CO2, showed large variations in the mechanical properties. Modulus varied from 0.7 GPa to 3.4 GPa even though samples were extracted from a single large chunk of coal. We did not observe any glass transition for Illinois bituminous coal at - 100oC ? T ? 300oC, however, when the coal was pressurized with CO2 at ambient ? P ? 20.7 MPa, the viscosity of the coal decreased and inversely scaled with the CO2 pressure. The decrease in viscosity as a function of pressure could pose CO2 injection problems for coal as lower viscosity would allow the solid coal to flow to plug the fractures, fissures, and cleats. Our experiments also showed a very small fraction of CO2 was absorbed in coal; and when CO2 pressurized coals were exposed to atmospheric conditions, the loss of CO2 from coals was massive. Half of the sequestered gas from the coal cores was lost in less than 20 minutes. Our shockwave experiments on Illinois bituminous coal, New Albany shale (Illinois), Devonian shale (Ohio), and Utica shale (Ohio) presented clear evidence that the significant emission of the sequestered CO2 from these formations cannot be discounted during seismic activity, especially if caprock is compromised. It is argued that additional shockwave studies, both compressive and transverse, would be required for successfully mapping the risks associated with sequestering high pressure CO2 in coal and shale formations.

  4. Non-equilibrium structures: How can they be maintained? Signe Kjelstrup,

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    a unit in a larger system with an overall order; an order that was maintained by a large geothermal gradient. We need not go to Ireland to see a former dynamic structure. We can do experiments in the kitchen

  5. Spectral -Lagrangian methods for Collisional Models of Non -Equilibrium Statistical States

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    of related models in [12]. The method also produces accurate results in the case of inelastic diffusive of inter-particle potentials and their interaction rate is modeled as a product of power laws for the relative speed and the differential cross (an- gular) section. When such rates are independent

  6. Transient Analysis of Data Traffic in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Non-equilibrium Statistical

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    Li, Husheng

    efficiency of spectrum utilization. In cognitive radio systems, a secondary user (without license) can access a licensed spectrum channel if there is no primary user (with license) transmitting over this channel. When Foundation under grants CNS-1116826, CNS-1237834, CNS-1239366, UT-ORNL Science Alliance JDRD Award and UT

  7. Non-equilibrium self-assembly of a filament coupled to ATP/GTP hydrolysis

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    Padinhateeri Ranjith; David Lacoste; Kirone Mallick; Jean-Francois Joanny

    2008-09-12

    We study the stochastic dynamics of growth and shrinkage of single actin filaments or microtubules taking into account insertion, removal, and ATP/GTP hydrolysis of subunits. The resulting phase diagram contains three different phases: a rapidly growing phase, an intermediate phase and a bound phase. We analyze all these phases, with an emphasis on the bound phase. We also discuss how hydrolysis affects force-velocity curves. The bound phase shows features of dynamic instability, which we characterize in terms of the time needed for the ATP/GTP cap to disappear as well as the time needed for the filament to reach a length of zero, i.e., (to collapse) for the first time. We obtain exact expressions for all these quantities, which we test using Monte Carlo simulations.

  8. Analytical interatomic potential for modeling non-equilibrium processes in the WCH system

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    Nordlund, Kai

    - cause of its high wear resistance WC is widely used as coating material in tools, ball mills, extrusion dies, rollers and drills. Moreover, it can be used to catalyze oxidation of hydrogen3,4 and may act

  9. Non-equilibrium first order transition marks the mechanical failure of glasses

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    D. V. Denisov; M. T. Dang; B. Struth; A. Zaccone; G. H. Wegdam; P. Schall

    2015-07-16

    Glasses acquire their solid-like properties by cooling from the supercooled liquid via a continuous transition known as the glass transition. Recent research on soft glasses indicates that besides temperature, another route to liquify glasses is by application of stress that forces relaxation and flow. Here we provide experimental evidence that the stress-induced onset of flow of glasses occurs via a sharp first order-like transition. Using simultaneous x-ray scattering during the oscillatory rheology of a colloidal glass, we identify a sharp symmetry change from anisotropic solid to isotropic liquid structure at the transition from the linear to the nonlinear regime. Concomitantly, intensity fluctuations sharply acquire liquid distributions. These observations identify the yielding of glasses to increasing stress as sharp affine-to-nonaffine transition, providing a new conceptual paradigm of the yielding of this technologically important class of materials, and offering new perspectives on the glass transition.

  10. Entanglement negativity and entropy in non-equilibrium conformal field theory

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    Marianne Hoogeveen; Benjamin Doyon

    2014-12-23

    We study the dynamics of the entanglement in one dimensional critical quantum systems after a local quench in which two independently thermalized semi-infinite halves are joined to form a homogeneous infinite system and left to evolve unitarily. We show that under certain conditions a nonequilibrium steady state (NESS) is reached instantaneously as soon as the entanglement interval is within the light-cone emanating from the contact point. In this steady state, the exact expressions for the entanglement entropy and the logarithmic negativity are in agreement with the steady state density matrix being a boosted thermal state, as expected. We derive various general identities: relating the negativity after the quench with unequal left and right initial temperatures, with that with equal left and right temperatures; and relating these with the negativity in equilibrium thermal states. In certain regimes the resulting expressions can be analytically evaluated. Immediately after the interval interesects the lightcone, we find logarithmic growth. For a very long interval, we find that the negativity approaches a plateau after sufficiently long times, different from its NESS value. This provides a theoretical framework explaining recently obtained numerical results.

  11. Non-equilibrium electron transport in gases: Influence of magnetic fields on temporal and spatial relaxation

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    White, R. D.; Dujko, S.; Ness, K. F. [School of Mathematics, Physics and IT, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD (Australia); Li, B. [School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Robson, R. E. [Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University, ACT 2600 (Australia); School of Mathematics, Physics and IT, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD (Australia)

    2006-12-01

    The ability to control the temporal and spatial relaxation of electron swarms in gases through application of an orthogonal magnetic field is examined via solutions of Boltzmann's equation. Multi-term solutions of Boltzmann's equation are presented for two specific applications: temporal relaxation in the time-dependent hydrodynamic regime, and spatial relaxation in the steady state non-hydrodynamic regime. We highlight the commonality of methods and techniques for handling the velocity dependence of the phase-space distribution function as well as their point of departure for treating the spatial dependence. We present results for model and real gases highlighting the explicit influence of the magnetic field on spatial and temporal relaxation characteristics, including the existence of transiently negative diffusion coefficients.

  12. Quantum vs. stochastic non-equilibrium steady states of sparse or frustrated systems

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    Cohen, Doron

    Hurowitz Ben-Gurion University Daniel Hurowitz, Doron Cohen. arXiv:1007.0766v2 [quant-ph] #12;NESS Paradigm;NESS current in a ring d dt = -i[H, ] - 2 2 [V, [V,

  13. A Multiphase First Order Model for Non-Equilibrium Sand Erosion, Transport and Sedimentation

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    Preziosi, Luigi; Bruno, Luca

    2015-01-01

    Three phenomena are involved in sand movement: erosion, wind transport, and sedimentation. This paper presents a comprehensive easy-to-use multiphase model that include all three aspects with a particular attention to situations in which erosion due to wind shear and sedimentation due to gravity are not in equilibrium. The interest is related to the fact that these are the situations leading to a change of profile of the sand bed.

  14. Non-Equilibrium Magnetohydrodynamic Behavior of Plasmas having Complex, Evolving Morphology

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    Bellan, Paul M.

    2014-03-13

    Our main activity has been doing lab experiments where plasmas having morphology and behavior similar to solar and astrophysical plasmas are produced and studied. The solar experiment is mounted on one end of a large vacuum chamber while the astrophysical jet experiment is mounted on the other end. Diagnostics are shared between the two experiments. The solar experiment produces arched plasma loops that behave very much like solar corona loops. The astrophysical jet experiment produces plasma jets that are very much like astrophysical jets. We have also done work on plasma waves, including general wave dispersions, and specific properties of kinetic Alfven waves and of whistler waves.

  15. Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure microplasma jet: An approach to endoscopic therapies

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    Zuo, Xiao; Wei, Yu; Wei Chen, Long; Dong Meng, Yue; Collaboration: Plasma Medicine Team

    2013-08-15

    Atmospheric pressure microplasma jet generated in a long hollow core optical fiber is studied to verify the potential feasibility of endoscopic therapies. Thermal damage and electric shock to the human body were suppressed by two technical methods, i.e., the high-voltage resistant flexible tube wrapped on the optical fiber and a power resistor of 100 k? connected between the power supply and the copper foil electrode. Optical emission spectra analysis indicated that many kinds of active radicals like excited atomic O and OH, were generated in the microplasma jet. In addition, the applications of the microplasma jet on sterilization and lung cancer cell apoptosis were presented. After 5 min of exposures to the microplasma jet, the cell viability and the bacillus subtilis replication decreased to about 3% and zero, respectively. More investigations are needed to improve the plasma-aided endoscopic therapies.

  16. Dicke Quantum Spin and Photon Glass in Optical Cavities: Non-equilibrium theory and experimental signatures

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    of the atomic spin glass physics onto a "photon glass" makes it possible to detect the glass state by standard theme in the research on strongly correlated ultracold atoms is the creation of quantum soft matter

  17. Stochastic thermodynamics of fluctuating density fields: Non-equilibrium free energy differences under coarse-graining

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    Leonard, T.; Lander, B.; Seifert, U.; Speck, T.

    2013-11-28

    We discuss the stochastic thermodynamics of systems that are described by a time-dependent density field, for example, simple liquids and colloidal suspensions. For a time-dependent change of external parameters, we show that the Jarzynski relation connecting work with the change of free energy holds if the time evolution of the density follows the Kawasaki-Dean equation. Specifically, we study the work distributions for the compression and expansion of a two-dimensional colloidal model suspension implementing a practical coarse-graining scheme of the microscopic particle positions. We demonstrate that even if coarse-grained dynamics and density functional do not match, the fluctuation relations for the work still hold albeit for a different, apparent, change of free energy.

  18. Isospin-tracing: A probe of non-equilibrium in central heavy-ion collisions

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    F. Rami; Y. Leifels; B. de Schauenburg; A. Gobbi; B. Hong; the FOPI Collaboration

    1999-11-09

    Four different combinations of $^{96}_{44}$Ru and $^{96}_{40}$Zr nuclei, both as projectile and target, were investigated at the same bombarding energy of 400$A$ MeV using a $4 \\pi$ detector. The degree of isospin mixing between projectile and target nucleons is mapped across a large portion of the phase space using two different isospin-tracer observables, the number of measured protons and the ${\\rm t}/^{3}{\\rm He}$ yield ratio. The experimental results show that the global equilibrium is not reached even in the most central collisions. Quantitative measures of stopping and mixing are extracted from the data. They are found to exhibit a quite strong sensitivity to the in-medium (n,n) cross section used in microscopic transport calculations.

  19. Study of Methane Reforming in Warm Non-Equilibrium Plasma Discharges 

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    Parimi, Sreekar

    2012-02-14

    ........................................................ 24 2.3.2 Plasma Reforming ........................................................................ 26 2.3.3 Effects of Kinetics and Dilution ................................................... 30 2.3.3.1 Hydrogen addition... .................................................................................. 75 6.1 Measurement methods for involving variables .............................................. 75 6.2 Tests with varying proportions of methane and hydrogen ............................ 79 6.2.1 Effect of Hydrogen Dilution...

  20. Thermal non-equilibrium in dispersed flow film boiling in a vertical tube

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    Forslund, Robert Paul

    1966-01-01

    The departure from thermal equilibrium between a dispersed liquid phase and its vapor at high quality during film boiling is investigated, The departure from equilibruim is manifested by the high resistance to heat transfer ...

  1. Non-Equilibrium Superconductivity and Quasiparticle Dynamics in YBaCuO

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    Siders, J.L.W.; Jacobs, R.N.; Siders, C.W.; Trugman, S.A.; Taylor, A.J.

    1999-05-21

    The authors use optical pump, coherent terahertz probe spectroscopy to transiently excite nonequilibrium populations of quasiparticles in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7.{delta}} and monitor, with picosecond resolution, the superfluid and quasiparticle dynamics.

  2. Oblique and conical shock similarity laws for non-equilibrium flows 

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    Holster, Jesse Louis

    1968-01-01

    Ratios for Dissociating Air over a 4(-Degree Cone, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 V11 LIST OF SY~i(DOLS C P VIB E eD h kl, k2 L A U Constant, equation ($) Constant, equation (g) Consi. ani. , equation (5) / ft2 Specific heat... the Landau-Teller vibrational relaxation equation v. T' 'Veq v (4) and the hypersonic normal shock relations, the similarity 6 parameter became A P& L exp( B Nl 1 -CE vl B T 1 1 -1/3 Tl ) -2/3, exp(-B i~f Tl 1 (5) -1/3 ) = constant. If the gas...

  3. High-Z Non-Equilibrium Physics and Bright X-ray Sources with New Laser

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  4. High-Z Non-Equilibrium Physics and Bright X-ray Sources with New Laser

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  5. Forty years of molecular electronics: Non-equilibrium heat and charge

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  6. Non-equilibrium electronic and phononic specific heat in systems subject to

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  7. Non-equilibrium electronic and phononic specific heat in systems subject to

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  8. Mechanism of tailored magnetic anisotropy in amorphous Co{sub 68}Fe{sub 24}Zr{sub 8} thin films

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    Fu, Yu E-mail: cangcangzhulin@gmail.com; Meckenstock, R.; Farle, M.; Barsukov, I.; Lindner, J.; Raanaei, H.; Hjörvarsson, B.

    2014-02-17

    The mechanism of tailored magnetic anisotropy in amorphous Co{sub 68}Fe{sub 24}Zr{sub 8} thin films was investigated by ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) on samples deposited without an applied magnetic field, with an out-of-plane field and an in-plane field. Analysis of FMR spectra profiles, high frequency susceptibility calculations, and statistical simulations using a distribution of local uniaxial magnetic anisotropy reveal the presence of atomic configurations with local uniaxial anisotropy, of which the direction can be tailored while the magnitude remains at an intrinsically constant value of 3.0(2) kJ/m{sup 3}. The in-plane growth field remarkably sharpens the anisotropy distribution and increases the sample homogeneity. The results benefit designing multilayer spintronic devices based on highly homogeneous amorphous layers with tailored magnetic anisotropy.

  9. Software activities belong to different processes. Tailoring software processes aims to relate the operational software processes of an organization to the effective project. With the infor-

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    Brest, Université de

    are considered. Keywords Tailoring, software process improvement, quality management, information systems. 1- neering and software quality standards as the foundation of their quality assurance process or of their quality management system. On the other hand, innovation and change occur faster in the software industry

  10. Particle-in-cell simulation of ion energy distributions on an electrode by applying tailored bias waveforms in the afterglow of a pulsed plasma

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    Economou, Demetre J.

    Particle-in-cell simulation of ion energy distributions on an electrode by applying tailored bias voltage waveforms with selected amplitudes and durations resulted in ion energy distributions (IED Control of the ion energy distribution (IED) and ion angular distribution (IAD) on the substrate

  11. Tailored Recovery of Carbons from Waste Tires for Enhanced Performance as Anodes in Lithium-ion Batteries

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    Naskar, Amit K; Bi,; Saha, Dipendu; Chi, Miaofang; Bridges, Craig A; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans

    2014-01-01

    Morphologically tailored pyrolysis-recovered carbon black is utilized in lithium-ion batteries as a potential solution for adding value to waste tire-rubber-derived materials. Micronized tire rubber was digested in a hot oleum bath to yield a sulfonated rubber slurry that was then filtered, washed, and compressed into a solid cake. Carbon was recovered from the modified rubber cake by pyrolysis in a nitrogen atmosphere. The chemical pretreatment of rubber produced a carbon monolith with higher yield than that from the control (a fluffy tire-rubber-derived carbon black). The carbon monolith showed a very small volume fraction of pores of widths 3 4 nm, reduced specific surface area, and an ordered assembly of graphitic domains. Electrochemical studies on the recovered-carbon-based anode revealed an improved Li-ion battery performance with higher reversible capacity than that of commercial carbon materials. Anodes made with a sulfonated tire-rubber-derived carbon and a control tire-rubber-derived carbon, respectively, exhibited an initial coulombic efficiency of 80% and 45%, respectively. The reversible capacity of the cell with the sulfonated carbon as anode was 400 mAh/g after 100 cycles, with nearly 100% coulombic efficiency. Our success in producing higher performance carbon material from waste tire rubber for potential use in energy storage applications adds a new avenue to tire rubber recycling.

  12. The conformational evolution of elongated polymer solutions tailors the polarization of light-emission from organic nanofibers

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    Andrea Camposeo; Israel Greenfeld; Francesco Tantussi; Maria Moffa; Francesco Fuso; Maria Allegrini; Eyal Zussman; Dario Pisignano

    2014-07-30

    Polymer fibers are currently exploited in tremendously important technologies. Their innovative properties are mainly determined by the behavior of the polymer macromolecules under the elongation induced by external mechanical or electrostatic forces, characterizing the fiber drawing process. Although enhanced physical properties were observed in polymer fibers produced under strong stretching conditions, studies of the process-induced nanoscale organization of the polymer molecules are not available, and most of fiber properties are still obtained on an empirical basis. Here we reveal the orientational properties of semiflexible polymers in electrospun nanofibers, which allow the polarization properties of active fibers to be finely controlled. Modeling and simulations of the conformational evolution of the polymer chains during electrostatic elongation of semidilute solutions demonstrate that the molecules stretch almost fully within less than 1 mm from jet start, increasing polymer axial orientation at the jet center. The nanoscale mapping of the local dichroism of individual fibers by polarized near-field optical microscopy unveils for the first time the presence of an internal spatial variation of the molecular order, namely the presence of a core with axially aligned molecules and a sheath with almost radially oriented molecules. These results allow important and specific fiber properties to be manipulated and tailored, as here demonstrated for the polarization of emitted light.

  13. Tailoring the laser pulse shape to improve the quality of the self-injected electron beam in laser wakefield acceleration

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    Upadhyay, Ajay K.; Samant, Sushil A.; Krishnagopal, S.

    2013-01-15

    In laser wakefield acceleration, tailoring the shape of the laser pulse is one way of influencing the laser-plasma interaction and, therefore, of improving the quality of the self-injected electron beam in the bubble regime. Using three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations, the evolution dynamics of the laser pulse and the quality of the self-injected beam, for a Gaussian pulse, a positive skew pulse (i.e., one with sharp rise and slow fall), and a negative skew pulse (i.e., one with a slow rise and sharp fall) are studied. It is observed that with a negative skew laser pulse there is a substantial improvement in the emittance (by around a factor of two), and a modest improvement in the energy-spread, compared to Gaussian as well as positive skew pulses. However, the injected charge is less in the negative skew pulse compared to the other two. It is also found that there is an optimal propagation distance that gives the best beam quality; beyond this distance, though the energy increases, the beam quality deteriorates, but this deterioration is least for the negative skew pulse. Thus, the negative skew pulse gives an improvement in terms of beam quality (emittance and energy spread) over what one can get with a Gaussian or positive skew pulse. In part, this is because of the lesser injected charge, and the strong suppression of continuous injection for the negative skew pulse.

  14. Proton beams with controlled divergence and concentrated energy in TNSA regime by USUI laser pulse interaction with a tailored hole-target

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    Wang, Huan; He, X T

    2015-01-01

    An improved acceleration scheme to produce protons with controlled divergence and concentrated energy density is studied using ultrashort ultraintense (USUI) laser pulse interaction with a tailored hole-target in target normal sheath acceleration (TNSA) regime. Two-dimension-in-space and three-dimension-in-velocity (2D3V) particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations show that the tailored hole-target helps to reshape the sheath electric field and generate a transverse quasistatic electric field of $TV/m$ along the inner wall of the hole. The transverse electric field suppresses the transverse expansion of the proton beam effectively, as it tends to force the produced protons to focus inwards to the central axis, resulting in controlled divergence and concentrated energy density compared with that of a single plain target. The dependence of proton beam divergence and energy feature on depth of the hole is investigated in detail. A rough estimation of the hole depth ranges depending on $a_{0}$ of the incident laser is al...

  15. High Metallicity and Non-Equilibrium Chemistry in the Dayside Atmosphere of Hot-Neptune Gj 436b

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    Madhusudhan, Nikku

    We present a detailed analysis of the dayside atmosphere of the hot-Neptune GJ 436b, based on recent Spitzer observations. We report statistical constraints on the thermal and chemical properties of the planetary atmosphere, ...

  16. Effect of dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators on non-equilibrium hypersonic Ankush Bhatia, Subrata Roy, and Ryan Gosse

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    Roy, Subrata

    flow velocity on momentum transfer of dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators J. Appl. Phys. 116. Phys. 113, 243302 (2013); 10.1063/1.4809975 Momentum transfer and flow induction in a dielectric.1063/1.3682488 Modeling plasma actuators with air chemistry for effective flow control J. Appl. Phys. 101, 123308 (2007

  17. Homogeneous Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Methods for Calculating the Heat Transport Coefficient of Solids and Mixtures

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    Mandadapu, Kranthi Kiran

    2011-01-01

    of flexible molecules - Butane. Molecular Physics, 81(6):in polyatomic fluids: n-Butane as an illustration. Chemicalfor two models of liquid Butane. Chemical Physics, 198(1-2):

  18. Control of Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in Communication Networks Tansu Alpcan, Prashant G. Mehta, Tamer Basar, and Umesh Vaidya

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    Alpcan, Tansu

    of this research. T. Alpcan is with Deutsche Telekom AG Laboratories, Technis- che Universitat Berlin, Ernst-Reuter-Champaign, 1308 West Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801 USA. tbasar@control.csl.uiuc.edu U. Vaidya

  19. Local mass non-equilibrium dynamics in multi-layered porous media: application to the drug-eluting stent

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    Pontrelli, Giuseppe

    the drug is initially loaded in polymer-encapsu- lated solid-phase, and then released both to the coating problem. Drug concentration levels and mass profiles in each layer at various times are computed, either with experimental methods [3] and with numerical simulations [4­6]. Nonetheless, many questions

  20. Interface Film Resistivities for Heat and Mass TransferssIntegral Relations Verified by Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    Interface Film Resistivities for Heat and Mass TransferssIntegral Relations Verified by Non; In Final Form: July 6, 2006 Integral relations that predict interface film transfer coefficients) the interface film, where transport processes are driven by jumps in temperature and chemical potential; and (3

  1. Non-Equilibrium Vibrational Kinetics in Radiofrequency H2 Plasmas: a Comparison Between Theoretical and Experimental Results

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    Capitelli, M.; De Pascale, O.; Shakatov, V.; Hassouni, K.; Lombardi, G.; Gicquel, A.

    2005-05-16

    Vibrational and rotational experimental temperatures of molecular hydrogen obtained by Coherent Anti-Stokes Spectroscopy (CARS) in Radiofrequency Inductive Plasmas have been analyzed and interpreted in terms of vibration, electron, dissociation-recombination and attachment kinetics. The analysis clarifies the role of atomic hydrogen and its heterogeneous recombination in affecting the vibrational content of the molecules.

  2. Materials design from non-equilibrium steady states: driven graphene as a tunable semiconductor with topological properties

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    Iadecola, Thomas; Chamon, Claudio; Hou, Chang-Yu; Jackiw, Roman; Pi, So-Young; Kusminskiy, Silvia Viola

    2013-01-01

    Controlling the properties of materials by driving them out of equilibrium is an exciting prospect that has only recently begun to be explored. In this paper we give a striking theoretical example of such materials design: a tunable gap in monolayer graphene is generated by exciting a particular optical phonon. We show that the system reaches a steady state whose transport properties are the same as if the system had a static electronic gap, controllable by the driving amplitude. Moreover, the steady state displays topological phenomena: there are chiral edge currents, which circulate a fractional charge e/2 per rotation cycle, with frequency set by the optical phonon frequency.

  3. Materials design from non-equilibrium steady states: driven graphene as a tunable semiconductor with topological properties

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    Thomas Iadecola; David Campbell; Claudio Chamon; Chang-Yu Hou; Roman Jackiw; So-Young Pi; Silvia Viola Kusminskiy

    2013-04-26

    Controlling the properties of materials by driving them out of equilibrium is an exciting prospect that has only recently begun to be explored. In this paper we give a striking theoretical example of such materials design: a tunable gap in monolayer graphene is generated by exciting a particular optical phonon. We show that the system reaches a steady state whose transport properties are the same as if the system had a static electronic gap, controllable by the driving amplitude. Moreover, the steady state displays topological phenomena: there are chiral edge currents, which circulate a fractional charge e/2 per rotation cycle, with frequency set by the optical phonon frequency.

  4. Within-island differentiation and between-island homogeneity: non-equilibrium population structure in the seaweed

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    in the seaweed Cladophoropsis membranacea (Chlorophyta) in the Canary Islands HAN J. VAN DER STRATE1, 2 , LOUIS stone model at larger spatial scales. In the present survey, 23 sites were sampled in the Canary Islands among the Canary Islands regardless of how geographic distances were computed. Only when the Canary

  5. Self-similar non-equilibrium dynamics of a many-body system with power-law interactions

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    Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Lesanovsky, Igor

    2015-01-01

    The influence of power-law interactions on the dynamics of many-body systems far from equilibrium is much less explored than their effect on static and thermodynamic properties. To gain insight into this problem we introduce and analyze here an out-of-equilibrium deposition process in which the deposition rate of a given particle depends as a power-law on the distance to previously deposited particles. Although rather simplistic this model draws its relevance from recent experimental progress in the domain of cold atomic gases which are studied in a setting where atoms that are excited to high-lying Rydberg states interact through power-law potentials that translate into power-law excitation rates. The out-of-equilibrium dynamics of this system turns out to be surprisingly rich. It features a self-similar evolution which leads to a characteristic power-law time dependence of observables such as the particle concentration and results in a scale invariance of the structure factor. Moreover, it displays a crosso...

  6. Non-Fermi Liquid Aspects of Cold and Dense QED and QCD: Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium

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    D. Boyanovsky; H. J. de Vega

    2000-09-14

    Infrared divergences from the exchange of dynamically screened magnetic gluons (photons) lead to the breakdown of the Fermi liquid description of the {\\em normal} state of cold and dense QCD and QED. We implement a resummation of these divergences via the renormalization group to obtain the spectral density, dispersion relation, widths and wave function renormalization of single quasiparticles near the Fermi surface. We find that all feature scaling with anomalous dimensions: $\\omega_p({k}) \\propto |k-k_F|^{\\frac{1}{1-2\\lambda}} ~ ; ~ \\Gamma(k) \\propto |k-k_F|^{\\frac{1}{1-2\\lambda}} ~;~ Z_p({k}) \\propto |k-k_F|^{\\frac{2\\lambda}{1-2\\lambda}}$ with $\\lambda = \\frac{\\alpha}{6\\pi} ~ {for QED} \\vspace{0.5 ex} ~,~ \\frac{\\alpha_s}{6\\pi} \\frac{N^2_c-1}{2N_c} \\~~{for QCD with}$. The discontinuity of the distribution function for quasiparticles near the Fermi surface vanishes. The dynamical renormalization group is implemented to study the relaxation of quasiparticles in real time. Quasiparticles with Fermi momentum have vanishing group velocity and relax with a power law with a coupling dependent anomalous dimension.

  7. Visualizing the non-equilibrium dynamics of photoinduced intramolecular electron transfer with femtosecond X-ray pulses

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    Canton, Sophie E.; Kjær, Kasper S.; Vankó, György; van Driel, Tim B.; Adachi, Shin -ichi; Bordage, Amélie; Bressler, Christian; Chabera, Pavel; Christensen, Morten; Dohn, Asmus O.; et al

    2015-03-02

    Ultrafast photoinduced electron transfer preceding energy equilibration still poses many experimental and conceptual challenges to the optimization of photoconversion since an atomic-scale description has so far been beyond reach. Here we combine femtosecond transient optical absorption spectroscopy with ultrafast X-ray emission spectroscopy and diffuse X-ray scattering at the SACLA facility to track the non-equilibrated electronic and structural dynamics within a bimetallic donor–acceptor complex that contains an optically dark centre. Exploiting the 100-fold increase in temporal resolution as compared with storage ring facilities, these measurements constitute the first X-ray-based visualization of a non-equilibrated intramolecular electron transfer process over large interatomic distances.more »Thus experimental and theoretical results establish that mediation through electronically excited molecular states is a key mechanistic feature. The present study demonstrates the extensive potential of femtosecond X-ray techniques as diagnostics of non-adiabatic electron transfer processes in synthetic and biological systems, and some directions for future studies, are outlined.« less

  8. Water Resources Management Degree Program Examples The tables below show some of the ways in which a student can tailor the Water Resources Management curriculum to fit their interests and needs.

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Water Resources Management Degree Program Examples The tables below show some of the ways in which a student can tailor the Water Resources Management curriculum to fit their interests and needs. Each Hydrogeology Category B - Water Resources Institutions and Public Decision Making Processes Journalism 315

  9. Novel chemically stable Ba3Ca1.18Nb1.82-xYxO9- proton conductor: improved proton conductivity through tailored cation ordering

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    Wang, Siwei; Chen, Yan; Fang, Shumin; Zhang, Lingling; Tang, Ming; An, Ke; Brinkman, Dr. Kyle S.; Chen, Fanglin

    2014-01-01

    Simple perovskite-structured proton conductors encounter significant challenges to simultaneously achieving excellent chemical stability and proton conductivity that are desirable for many important applications in energy conversion and storage. This work demonstrates that Y-doped complex-perovskite-structured Ba3Ca1.18Nb1.82 xYxO9 materials possess both improved proton conductivity and exceptional chemical stability. Neutron powder diffraction refinement revealed a Fm3 m perovskite-structure and increased oxygen vacancy concentration due to the Y doping. High-resolution TEM analysis confirmed the perturbation of the B site cation ordering in the structure for the Ba3Ca1.18Nb1.82 xYxO9 materials. Such combined effects led to improved proton conductivity with a value of 5.3 10 3 S cm 1 at 600 C for Ba3Ca1.18Nb1.52Y0.3O9 (BCNY0.3), a value 2.4 times higher compared with that of the undoped Ba3Ca1.18Nb1.82O9 . The Ba3Ca1.18Nb1.82 xYxO9 materials showed remarkable chemical stability toward water and demonstrated no observable reactions to CO2 exposure. Ionic transport number studies showed that BCNY0.3 had predominantly proton conduction below 600 C. Solid oxide fuel cells using BCNY0.3 as an electrolyte demonstrated cell power output of 103 mW cm 2 at 750 C. These results suggest that a doping strategy that tailors the cation ordering in complex perovskites provides a new direction in the search for novel proton conducting ceramics.

  10. Tailoring Strong Lensing Cosmographic Observations

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    Linder, Eric V

    2015-01-01

    Strong lensing time delay cosmography has excellent complementarity with other dark energy probes, and will soon have abundant systems detected. We investigate two issues in the imaging and spectroscopic followup required to obtain the time delay distance. The first is optimization of spectroscopic resources. We develop a code to optimize the cosmological leverage under the constraint of constant spectroscopic time, and find that sculpting the lens system redshift distribution can deliver a 40% improvement in dark energy figure of merit. The second is the role of systematics, correlated between different quantities of a given system or model errors common to all systems. We show how the levels of different systematics affect the cosmological parameter estimation, and derive guidance for the fraction of double image vs quad image systems to follow as a function of differing systematics between them.

  11. Tailored Ceramics for Laser Applications /

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    Hollingsworth, Joel Philip

    2013-01-01

    precipitated powder from Shin Etsu, and b) cold- pressed FSPprecipitated powder from Shin Etsu, and b) cold-pressed FSPvia precipitation. Shin-Etsu offers a CP YAG powder, which

  12. Tailored Ceramics for Laser Applications /

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    Hollingsworth, Joel Philip

    2013-01-01

    was released from the hydraulic press. While they seem farwas then placed in a hydraulic press, and a rotary vane pumpthe sample volume. The hydraulic press was used to apply a

  13. Tailored Ceramics for Laser Applications /

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    Hollingsworth, Joel Philip

    2013-01-01

    powder 6.2.4 Gel casting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .illustration of slip casting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .powder (a, b) and by slip casting precipitated YAG powder

  14. Tailored Ceramics for Laser Applications /

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    Hollingsworth, Joel Philip

    2013-01-01

    High-density poly- crystalline lutetium silicate materialscoefficient on neodymium and lutetium in Czochralski grown YJ. -L. Shi, “Transparent lutetium aluminum garnet sintered

  15. Tailored Ceramics for Laser Applications /

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    Hollingsworth, Joel Philip

    2013-01-01

    as-pressed and after low-temperature heat treatments indiffusion heat treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . Table 5.2:following two programs of heat treatment: 4 h at 1500 ? C,

  16. Tailor Made: Adapting Psychotherapeutic Interventions 

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    Henry-Smith, Latanya Sherone

    2013-08-15

    With increased diversity and globalization, there is increased emphasis on awareness of cultural influences on functioning and in fostering cultural competence. This is particularly important in the context of intervention ...

  17. The behavior of matter under non-equilibrium conditions: Fundamental aspects and applications. Progress report, July 15, 1991--July 14, 1992

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    Prigogine, I.

    1992-04-01

    This report briefly discusses concepts of chaotic systems. The topics discusses are: Bernoulli maps; mathematical aspects of the complex spectral representations; and large poincare systems. (LSP)

  18. The International Symposium on Non-equilibrium Dynamics (NeD-2011) will be held from 31 August to 3 September, 2011, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

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    Bratkovskaya, Elena

    September, 2011, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The Symposium addresses the physics of strongly interacting

  19. Non-equilibrium steady state and induced currents of a mesoscopically-glassy system: interplay of resistor-network theory and Sinai physics

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    Cohen, Doron

    -equilibrium steady state (NESS) of a ring that is coupled to a thermal bath, and is driven by an external hot source to glassy systems. Conse- quently there is a wide range of driving intensities where the NESS is like- equilibrium steady state (NESS). Considering the NESS of a mesoscopically glassy sys- tem, our working

  20. Evaluation of technical feasibility of closed-cycle non-equilibrium MHD power generation with direct coal firing. Final report, Task I

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    Not Available

    1981-11-01

    Program accomplishments in a continuing effort to demonstrate the feasibility of direct coal-fired, closed-cycle MHD power generation are reported. This volume contains the following appendices: (A) user's manual for 2-dimensional MHD generator code (2DEM); (B) performance estimates for a nominal 30 MW argon segmented heater; (C) the feedwater cooled Brayton cycle; (D) application of CCMHD in an industrial cogeneration environment; (E) preliminary design for shell and tube primary heat exchanger; and (F) plant efficiency as a function of output power for open and closed cycle MHD power plants. (WHK)

  1. The purpose of this book is to encourage the use of non-equilibrium thermodynamics to describe transport in complex, heterogeneous media.

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    and in fuel cells. Molecular simulations and analytical studies are used to add insight. "Please quote OF; Applications: Evaporation and Condensation; A Non-Isothermal Concentration Cell; Adiabatic Electrode Reactions; The Formation Cell; Modeling the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell;The Impedance of an Electrode Surface; The Non

  2. Non-equilibrium synthesis by laser cladding of Ni, Nb and Mg alloys for improved environmental resistance. Final report, Nov 88-Oct 91

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    Mazumder, J.; Kar, A.; Tewari, S.K.; Ribaudo, C.R.

    1992-03-30

    The technique of laser surface modification provides a unique means of synthesizing novel nonequilibrium materials in near net shape. The goal of the proposed program is to develop a science base for synthesis of nonequilibrium metastable alloys by laser processing. This report summarizes experimental and theoretical studies carried out during the period of November 1988 to October 1991 on laser surface modification of Ni, Nb and Mg alloys for improved environmental resistance at high temperature. A microstructural evolution model of NbAl3 was developed and the relative oxidation resistance of claddings of several Nb-based alloys were investigated. Initial work with V revealed that V increases the ductility, and decreases the oxidation resistance of laser clad NbAl3. Oxidation behavior of alloys with Ti, B and Hf as a ternary alloy addition were identified: Oxidation tests at 800, 1200, and 1400 deg C were conducted on NbAl3-0 at %B (O B), NbAl3-0.5 at %B (0.5 B), NbAl3-1.0 at %B (1.0 B), NbAl3-1.0 at B-3 at %Ti (3 Ti), NbAl3-1.0 at %B-6 at %Ti (6 Ti) and NbAl3-1.5 at %Hf (1.5 Hf) alloys. An external layer of x-alumina formed on samples of alloys 0.5 B and 1.0 B isothermally oxidized in air at 800, 1200 and 1400 deg C. A mixture of alumina and NbAl04 formed on the samples of alloy 0 B exposed to same testing conditions.

  3. Tailoring the frictional properties of granular media

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    Sonia Utermann; Philipp Aurin; Markus Benderoth; Cornelius Fischer; Matthias Schröter

    2011-08-04

    A method of modifying the roughness of soda-lime glass spheres is presented, with the purpose of tuning inter-particle friction. The effect of chemical etching on the surface topography and the bulk frictional properties of grains is systematically investigated. The surface roughness of the grains is measured using white light interferometry and characterised by the lateral and vertical roughness length scales. The underwater angle of repose is measured to characterise the bulk frictional behaviour. We observe that the co-efficient of friction depends on the vertical roughness length scale. We also demonstrate a bulk surface roughness measurement using a carbonated soft drink.

  4. Linear nozzle with tailored gas plumes

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    Kozarek, Robert L. (Apollo, PA); Straub, William D. (Pittsburgh, PA); Fischer, Joern E. (Bremen, DE); Leon, David D. (Murrysville, PA)

    2003-01-01

    There is claimed a method for depositing fluid material from a linear nozzle in a substantially uniform manner across and along a surface. The method includes directing gaseous medium through said nozzle to provide a gaseous stream at the nozzle exit that entrains fluid material supplied to the nozzle, said gaseous stream being provided with a velocity profile across the nozzle width that compensates for the gaseous medium's tendency to assume an axisymmetric configuration after leaving the nozzle and before reaching the surface. There is also claimed a nozzle divided into respective side-by-side zones, or preferably chambers, through which a gaseous stream can be delivered in various velocity profiles across the width of said nozzle to compensate for the tendency of this gaseous medium to assume an axisymmetric configuration.

  5. Tailoring Magnetic Properties in Bulk Nanostructured Solids

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    Morales, Jason R.

    2011-01-01

    a.m.m. is dictated by thermal activation. Typically at roomof temperature (thermal activation), grain size (thermalthe effect that thermal activation plays in magnetization

  6. Tailoring couple therapy techniques to client needs 

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    Hsueh, Annie C.

    2010-01-14

    Research illuminating which therapist techniques are used in care-as-usual couple therapy, and under what circumstances, can contribute to a fuller understanding of how therapy works. The overall goal of the present study was to better understand...

  7. Tailored Acicular Mullite Substrates for Multifunctional Diesel...

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    Substrates for Multifunctional Diesel Particulate Filters SEM analysis showed that ACM DPF can be coated with relatively high catalyst washcoat without significantly...

  8. Synthetic Biology for Tailored Enzyme Cocktails Presentation...

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    the United States: Generalizable improvements to enzyme screening technology leads to lower biomass to sugar biochemical conversion costs GOAL STATEMENT NOVOZYMES PRESENTATION 26...

  9. Tailoring Nanostructures Using Copolymer Nanoimprint Lithography

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    Pascal Thebault; Stefan Niedermayer; Stefan Landis; Nicolas Chaix; Patrick Guenoun; Jean Daillant; Xingkun Man; David Andelman; Henri Orland

    2012-07-12

    Finding affordable ways of generating high-density ordered nanostructures that can be transferred to a substrate is a major challenge for industrial applications like memories or optical devices with high resolution features. In this work, we report on a novel technique to direct self-assembled structures of block copolymers by NanoImprint Lithography. Surface energy of a reusable mold and nanorheology are used to organize the copolymers in defect-free structures over tens of micrometers in size. Versatile and controlled in-plane orientations of about 25 nm half-period lamellar nanostructures are achieved and, in particular, include applications to circular tracks of magnetic reading heads.

  10. Tailoring Nanostructures Using Copolymer Nanoimprint Lithography

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    Thebault, Pascal; Landis, Stefan; Chaix, Nicolas; Guenoun, Patrick; Daillant, Jean; Man, Xingkun; Andelman, David; Orland, Henri

    2012-01-01

    Finding affordable ways of generating high-density ordered nanostructures that can be transferred to a substrate is a major challenge for industrial applications like memories or optical devices with high resolution features. In this work, we report on a novel technique to direct self-assembled structures of block copolymers by NanoImprint Lithography. Surface energy of a reusable mold and nanorheology are used to organize the copolymers in defect-free structures over tens of micrometers in size. Versatile and controlled in-plane orientations of about 25 nm half-period lamellar nanostructures are achieved and, in particular, include applications to circular tracks of magnetic reading heads.

  11. Tailoring photonic metamaterial resonances for thermal radiation

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    Bermel, Peter A.

    Selective solar absorbers generally have limited effectiveness in unconcentrated sunlight, because of reradiation losses over a broad range of wavelengths and angles. However, metamaterials offer the potential to limit ...

  12. The Evidence for Tailoring Behavioral Interventions: What

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    Niebur, Ernst

    Disturbance Index (BDI) BDI ­ frequency of behaviors per hour of observation Understand: Sleep and Behavioral." Nighttime Sleep Problems in Dementia #12;#12;We hypothesized that nighttime behavioral disturbance may). Understand Sleep and Behavioral Disturbance in Dementia #12;60 elders with dementia residing at home Methods

  13. ?Linear Gas Jet with Tailored Density Profile"

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    KRISHNAN, Mahadevan

    2012-12-10

    Supersonic, highly collimated gas jets and gas-filled capillary discharge waveguides are two primary targets of choice for Laser Plasma Accelerators (LPA) . Present gas jets have lengths of only 2-4 mm at densities of 1-4E19 cm-3, sufficient for self trapping and electron acceleration to energies up to ~150 MeV. Capillary structures 3 cm long have been used to accelerate beams up to 1 GeV. Capillary discharges used in LPAs serve to guide the pump laser and optimize the energy gain. A wall-stabilized capillary discharge provides a transverse profile across the channel that helps guide the laser and combat diffraction. Gas injection via a fast nozzle at one end provides some longitudinal density control, to improve the coupling. Gas jets with uniform or controlled density profiles may be used to control electron bunch injection and are being integrated into capillary experiments to add tuning of density. The gas jet for electron injection has not yet been optimized. Our Ph-I results have provided the LPA community with an alternative path to realizing a 2-3GeV electron bunch using just a gas jet. For example, our slit/blade combination gives a 15-20mm long acceleration path with tunable density profile, serving as an alternative to a 20-mm long capillary discharge with gas injection at one end. In Ph-II, we will extend these results to longer nozzles, to see whether we can synthesize 30 or 40-mm long plasma channels for LPAs.

  14. Tailored fischer-tropsch synthesis product distribution

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    Wang, Yong (Richland, WA); Cao, Chunshe (Kennewick, WA); Li, Xiaohong Shari (Richland, WA); Elliott, Douglas C. (Richland, WA)

    2012-06-19

    Novel methods of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis are described. It has been discovered that conducting the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over a catalyst with a catalytically active surface layer of 35 microns or less results in a liquid hydrocarbon product with a high ratio of C.sub.5-C.sub.20:C.sub.20+. Descriptions of novel Fischer-Tropsch catalysts and reactors are also provided. Novel hydrocarbon compositions with a high ratio of C.sub.5-C.sub.20:C.sub.20+ are also described.

  15. Tailored Materials Corp | Open Energy Information

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-Enhancing CapacityVectren)Model forTechnologies95Symerton,E CTEPTTPTailored Materials

  16. Cold non-equilibrium plasma technology is extremely promising for future applications in medicine. The cold plasmas used are far from thermodynamic equilibrium; the electrons are hot (i.e. ~ 10,000C) and drive the

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    applications range from the production of computer chips and mobile phones, plasma TV- displays to spacecraft. Responses such as reduction in cell viability and cell death for cancer therapy, cell proliferation, radiation and charged particles generated by the plasma. However, details of the mechanisms of action

  17. Multiscale Representations of Water: Tailoring Generalization Sequences to Specific

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    Klippel, Alexander

    in Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), United States Geological Survey (USGS) , Rolla, Missouri USA Email.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The work draws upon previously published methods for estimating upstream drainage and geologic conditions require differing generalization algorithms, parameters and processing sequences

  18. Aluminum Tailor-Welded Blanks for High Volume Automotive Applications

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    Hovanski, Yuri; Upadhyay, Piyush; Pilli, Siva Prasad; Carlson, Blair; Carsley, John; Hartfield-Wunsch, Susan; Eisenmenger, Mark

    2014-02-04

    A Design of Experiment based approach is used to systematically investigate relationships between 8 different welding factors (4 related to tool geometry, 4 related to weld process control) and resulting weld properties including strength, elongation and formability in 1.2mm-2mm thick friction stir welding of AA5182-O for TWB application. The factors that result in most significant effects are elucidated. The interactions between several key factors like plunge depth, tool tilt, pin feature and pin length on the overall weld quality is discussed. Appropriate levels of factors that lead to excellent weld properties are also identified.

  19. Tailoring a 67 attosecond pulse through advantageous phase-mismatch

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    by a permanent magnet. The magnetic field in the -metal-shielded flight tube was 10 Gauss. Electrons emitted covering 55­130 eV generated by the double optical gating technique. Phase mismatch was used to exclude isolated attosecond pulses with a record duration of 80 as were previously generated from the cutoff region

  20. Phased laser array with tailored spectral and coherence properties

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    Messerly, Michael J; Dawson, Jay W; Beach, Raymond J

    2014-05-20

    Architectures for coherently combining an array of fiber-based lasers are provided. By matching their lengths to within a few integer multiples of a wavelength, the spatial and temporal properties of a single large laser are replicated, while extending the average or peak pulsed power limit.

  1. Tailoring the Thermoelectric Behavior of Electrically Conductive Polymer Composites 

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    Moriarty, Gregory P.

    2013-05-21

    Numerous alternative energy sources are being researched for sustainable energy applications, but their overall benefit is still too costly for them to be considered viable. Commonly produced temperature gradients created ...

  2. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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    of interesting phenomena. Filling the Terahertz Gap To "see" phenomena invisible to the naked eye-from galaxies to viruses and atoms-scientists have the entire electromagnetic...

  3. Tailoring Topology Optimization to Composite Pressure Vessel Design with Simultaneous

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    Paulino, Glaucio H.

    $160/ship Comparison of CNG and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Introduction ­ CNG Pressure Vessels MM;Introduction ­ CNG Pressure Vessels Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pressure Vessels CNG Cargo Containment System upon the number of ships used for the transport of the gas. MMscf/d - million standard cubic feet per

  4. High Speed Joining of Dissimilar Alloy Aluminum Tailor Welded Blanks

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    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  5. Public Housing: A Tailored Approach to Energy Retrofits

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    Dentz, J.; Conlin, F.; Podorson, D.; Alaigh, K.

    2014-06-01

    Over one million HUD-supported public housing units provide rental housing for eligible low-income families across the country. A survey of over 100 PHAs across the country indicated that there is a high level of interest in developing low cost solutions that improve energy efficiency and can be seamlessly included in the refurbishment process. Further, PHAs, have incentives (both internal and external) to reduce utility bills. ARIES worked with two public housing authorities (PHAs) to develop packages of energy efficiency retrofit measures the PHAs can cost effectively implement with their own staffs in the normal course of housing operations at the time when units are refurbished between occupancies. The energy efficiency turnover protocols emphasized air infiltration reduction, duct sealing and measures that improve equipment efficiency. ARIES documented implementation in ten housing units. Reductions in average air leakage were 16-20% and duct leakage reductions averaged 38%. Total source energy consumption savings was estimated at 6-10% based on BEopt modeling with a simple payback of 1.7 to 2.2 years. Implementation challenges were encountered mainly related to required operational changes and budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, simple measures can feasibly be accomplished by PHA staff at low or no cost. At typical housing unit turnover rates, these measures could impact hundreds of thousands of unit per year nationally.

  6. Tailor Synthesis of Nanostructures for Direct Integration Into Solar Cells 

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    Van Laer, Maxime 1989-

    2012-05-09

    The groundwork of this project is the application of CVD (chemical vapor deposition) to deposit thin layers of nanostructures; nanowires in particular. Methods and mechanisms will be studied in detail along with thermodynamic ...

  7. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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    viruses and atoms-scientists have the entire electromagnetic spectrum at their disposal: radio waves, microwaves, and infrared light below the visible spectrum, and ultraviolet...

  8. Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures

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    Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.

  9. Tunable Laser Plasma Accelerator based on Longitudinal Density Tailoring

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    Gonsalves, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    38 fs. Laser and electron beam diagnostics Laser radiationdiagnostic provided charge density images of the electron beam

  10. Highly Ordered Tailored Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Porous...

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    (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States) Sponsoring Org: USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Country of Publication: United States Language: English...

  11. Tailored charged particle beams from single-component plasmas

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    Weber, Tobin Robert

    2010-01-01

    Ch. 5 brie?y reports the results of RW compression in lowWe here report a recent e?ort to operate the RW in lower ?

  12. Tailored charged particle beams from single-component plasmas

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    Weber, Tobin Robert

    2010-01-01

    has su?cient kinetic and potential energy to pass over asum of the potential and kinetic energy in motion parallel

  13. Tailoring electrode hydrophobicity to improve anode performance in alkaline media

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    Kenis, Paul J. A.

    t s Backing layers may be permeable to catalyst solvent. 20 wt% PTFE optimal for alkaline anode. High the optimal PTFE loading was 20 wt% in alkaline media. We investigated PTFE and Fumion binders, determining of PTFE in the cathode backing layer [12]. Fairweather et al. determined that PTFE wet- proofing at less

  14. Tailored Acicular Mullite Substrates for Multifunctional Diesel Particulate Filters

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    SEM analysis showed that ACM DPF can be coated with relatively high catalyst washcoat without significantly affecting the porosity or pore size Therefore, it maintains a low back pressure performance at very high catalyst

  15. "Tailoring synthesis of new materials at multiple length scales."

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    to provide energy for intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar when weather conditions limit energy generation. Improving battery performance will require new innovations in battery materials-ion battery anode material, Li4Ti5O12, which we are currently researching to improve. Materials for Energy

  16. Understanding and Tailoring Metal-Support Interactions in Heterogeneou...

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    an archetypical catalyst used for a variety of applications, including fuel cells, electrolyzers, and processes involved in the production of renewable chemicals. Unfortunately,...

  17. Tailoring room temperature photoluminescence of antireflective silicon nanofacets

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    Basu, Tanmoy; Kumar, M.; Ghatak, J.; Som, T., E-mail: tsom@iopb.res.in [Institute of Physics, Schivalaya Marg. Bhubaneswar 751 005 (India); Kanjilal, A. [Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh 201 314 (India); Sahoo, P. K. [National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar 751 005 (India)

    2014-09-21

    In this paper, a fluence-dependent antireflection performance is presented from ion-beam fabricated nanofaceted-Si surfaces. It is also demonstrated that these nanofacets are capable of producing room temperature ultra-violet and blue photoluminescence which can be attributed to inter-band transitions of the localized excitonic states of different Si-O bonds at the Si/SiO{sub x} interface. Time-resolved photoluminescence measurements further confirm defect-induced radiative emission from the surface of silicon nanofacets. It is observed that the spectral characteristics remain unchanged, except an enhancement in the photoluminescence intensity with increasing ion-fluence. The increase in photoluminescence intensity by orders of magnitude stronger than that of a planar Si substrate is due to higher absorption of incident photons by nanofaceted structures.

  18. NANO EXPRESS Open Access Tailoring photonic metamaterial resonances for

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    ] and thermophotovoltaics [6,10]. Metamaterials, such as photonic crystals, offer unprecedented control over wave- length solar TPV system without angular sensitivity, both in the ideal case and with a realistic amount of long and Marin Soljacic Abstract Selective solar absorbers generally have limited effectiveness in unconcentrated

  19. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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    100 femtoseconds, synchronization to another ultrafast source ranging from infrared to x-ray wavelengths, and the ability to shape the time envelope of the pulse. Among the...

  20. Directionally-Tailored Infrared Emission. AFRL STTR Program

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    Burckel, David Bruce; Peters, David W.; Davids, Paul; Resnick, Paul J.; Clem, Paul G.; Ginn, James; Figueiredo, Pedro; Shelton, David

    2015-10-30

    The purpose of this program is to investigate emissive metamaterials (EMM) as a path to realizing surfaces with directional absorption/emission.

  1. Tailoring on-surface chemistry of (hetero)aromatics on

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    parte más difícil de la tesis para mí, ya que es donde `te mojas' de verdad. En estos cuatro años y sido mi compañero de tesis, paso a paso, en todos los momentos he podido contar contigo y me has importantes que me llevo de esta tesis. Martin tú también has sido un muy buen amigo en estos años y te

  2. Tailoring femtosecond laser pulse filamentation using plasma photonic lattices

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    Suntsov, Sergiy; Abdollahpour, Daryoush; Panagiotopoulos, Paris; Papazoglou, Dimitrios G.; Tzortzakis, Stelios; Couairon, Arnaud

    2013-07-08

    We demonstrate experimentally that by using transient plasma photonic lattices, the attributes of intense femtosecond laser filaments, such as peak intensity and length, can be dynamically controlled. The extended plasma lattice structure is generated using two co-propagating non-diffracting intense Bessel beams in water. The use of such transient lattice structures to control the competition between linear and nonlinear effects involved in filamentation opens the way for extensive control of the filamentation process.

  3. Dispersion tailoring of the quarter-wave Bragg reflection waveguide

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    . Implications on nonlinear optical devices in compound semiconductors are discussed. ©2006 Optical Society., Handbook of Optical Components and Engineering (Wiley Interscience, 2003). 8. G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear using semiconductor asymmetric coupled waveguides," J. Appl. Phys. 98, 113102 (2005). 11. M. A. Foster

  4. Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures

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    Structures Polymer Composite Structures Merit Review: February 27, 2008 Presenter: M.T. Smith (PNNL) Principal Investigators: B.N. Nguyen (PNNL), V. Kunc (ORNL) Pacific Northwest...

  5. A design protocol for tailoring ice-templated scaffold structure

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    Pawelec, K. A.; Husmann, A.; Best, Serena Michelle; Cameron, Ruth Elizabeth

    2014-03-06

    engineering scaffolds are isotropic [2, 15]. As re- generative medicine begins to make strides, tissue engineering scaffolds are needed which are large enough to span critical sized defects, often larger than 10 mm in every direction. Thus, literature focusing... with isotropic scaffolds larger than 10 mm in all directions, regardless of the processing: set freezing protocol, slurry composition, filling height, or mold design. A universal link should prove a powerful tool to predict scaffold structure from the freezing...

  6. Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures (49465)

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    Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Kunc, Vlastimil

    2009-12-29

    Process and constitutive models as well as characterization tools and testing methods were developed to determine stress-strain responses, damage development, strengths and creep of long-fiber thermoplastics (LFTs). The developed models were implemented in Moldflow and ABAQUS and have been validated against LFT data obtained experimentally.

  7. Tailored Ink For Piston-Driven Electrostatic Liquid Drop Modulator

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    Wong, Raymond W. (Mississauga, CA); Breton, Marcel P. (Mississauga, CA); Bedford, Christine E. (Toronto, CA); Carreira, Leonard M. (Penfield, NY); Gooray, Arthur M. (Penfield, NY); Roller, George J. (Penfield, NY); Zavadil, Kevin (Benalillo, NM); Galambos, Paul (Albuquerque, NM); Crowley, Joseph (Morgan Hill, CA)

    2005-04-19

    The present invention relates to an ink composition including water, a solvent, a solvent-soluble dye, and a surfactant, where the ink exhibits a stable liquid microemulsion phase at a first temperature and a second temperature higher than the first temperature and has a conductivity of at most about 200 .mu.S/cm and a dielectric constant of at least about 60, and methods of making such ink compositions. The present invention also relates to a method of making an ink composition for use in a microelectromechanical system-based fluid ejector. The method involves providing a solution or dispersion including a dye or a pigment and adding to the solution or dispersion an additive which includes a material that enhances dielectric permittivity and/or reduces conductivity under conditions effective to produce an ink composition having a conductivity of at most about 200 .mu.S/cm and a dielectric constant of at least about 60.

  8. Tailored net-shape powder composites by spark plasma sintering

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    Khaleghi, Evan Aryan

    2012-01-01

    fully stabilized zirconia: Part I. Densification studies,”of nanostructured zirconia during sinter forging,” Mater.of nanostructured zirconia by current activation,” J. Am.

  9. Laser beam temporal and spatial tailoring for laser shock processing

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    Hackel, Lloyd (Livermore, CA); Dane, C. Brent (Livermore, CA)

    2001-01-01

    Techniques are provided for formatting laser pulse spatial shape and for effectively and efficiently delivering the laser energy to a work surface in the laser shock process. An appropriately formatted pulse helps to eliminate breakdown and generate uniform shocks. The invention uses a high power laser technology capable of meeting the laser requirements for a high throughput process, that is, a laser which can treat many square centimeters of surface area per second. The shock process has a broad range of applications, especially in the aerospace industry, where treating parts to reduce or eliminate corrosion failure is very important. The invention may be used for treating metal components to improve strength and corrosion resistance. The invention has a broad range of applications for parts that are currently shot peened and/or require peening by means other than shot peening. Major applications for the invention are in the automotive and aerospace industries for components such as turbine blades, compressor components, gears, etc.

  10. Public Housing: A Tailored Approach to Energy Retrofits

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    Dentz, Jordan; Conlin, Francis; Podorson, David; Alaigh, Kunal

    2014-06-01

    More than 1 million HUD-supported public housing units provide rental housing for eligible low-income families across the country. A survey of over 100 public housing authorities (PHAs) across the country indicated that there is a high level of interest in developing low-cost solutions that improve energy efficiency and can be seamlessly included in the refurbishment process. Further, PHAs, have incentives (both internal and external) to reduce utility bills. ARIES worked with two PHAs to develop packages of energy efficiency retrofit measures the PHAs can cost effectively implement with their own staffs in the normal course of housing operations when units are refurbished between occupancies. The energy efficiency turnover protocols emphasized air infiltration reduction, duct sealing and measures that improve equipment efficiency. ARIES documented implementation 10 ten housing units. Total source energy consumption savings was estimated at 6%-10% based on BEopt modeling with a simple payback of 1.7 to 2.2 years. At typical housing unit turnover rates, these measures could impact hundreds of thousands of units per year nationally.

  11. Self-Assembling Process for Fabricating Tailored Thin Films

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    None

    2010-01-08

    A simple, economical nanotechnology coating process that enables the development of nanoparticle thin films with architectures and properties unattainable by any other processing method. 2007 R&D 100 winner (SAND2007-1878P)

  12. Self-Assembling Process for Fabricating Tailored Thin Films

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    Sandia

    2009-09-01

    A simple, economical nanotechnology coating process that enables the development of nanoparticle thin films with architectures and properties unattainable by any other processing method. 2007 R&D 100 winner (SAND2007-1878P)

  13. Database servers tailored to improve energy efficiency Goetz Graefe

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    Lu, Jiaheng

    improvements. Topics include additional layers in the mem- ory hierarchy, I/O optimizations, data format in Quincy, Washington ­ all near the Columbia River and hydroelec- tric dams. At the same time, hardware but also in energy savings and costs. 25% certainly make a difference for a notebook user about to run out

  14. Passive aeroelastic tailoring of wind turbine blades : a numerical analysis

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    Deilmann, Christian

    2009-01-01

    This research aims to have an impact towards a sustainable energy supply. In wind power generation losses occur at tip speed ratios which the rotor was not designed for. Since the ideal blade shape changes nonlinearly with ...

  15. Phased laser array with tailored spectral and coherence properties

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    Messerly, Michael J (Danville, CA); Dawson, Jay W (Livermore, CA); Beach, Raymond J (Livermore, CA)

    2011-03-29

    Architectures for coherently combining an array of fiber-based lasers are provided. By matching their lengths to within a few integer multiples of a wavelength, the spatial and temporal properties of a single large laser are replicated, while extending the average or peak pulsed power limit.

  16. Gasifier feed: Tailor-made from Illinois coals

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III.

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to develop a coal slurry from waste streams using Illinois coal that is ideally suited for a gasification feed. The principle items to be studied are (1) methods of concentrating pyrite and decreasing other ash forming minerals into a high grade gasification feed using froth flotation and gravity separation techniques; (2) chemical and particle size analyses of coal slurries; (3) determination of how that slurry can be densified and to what degree of densification is optimum from the pumpability and combustibility analyses; and (4) reactivity studies.

  17. Gasifier feed - Tailor-made from Illinois coals

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)); Lytle, J.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.; Kohlenberger, L.; Brewer, K. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States) DESTEC Energy (United States) Williams Technology, (United States) Illinois Coal Association (United States))

    1992-01-01

    The main purpose of this project is to produce a feedstock from preparation plant fines from an illinois coal that is ideal for a slurry fed, slagging, entrained-flow coal gasifier. The high sulfur content and high Btu value of Illinois coals are particularly advantageous in such a gasifier; preliminary calculations indicate that the increased cost of removing sulfur from the gas from a high sulfur coal is more than offset by the increased revenue from the sale of the elemental sulfur; additionally the high Btu Illinois coal concentrates more energy into the slurry of a given coal to water ratio. The Btu is higher not only because of the higher Btu value of the coal but also because Illinois coal requires less water to produce a pumpable slurry than western coal, i.e., as little as 30--35% water may be used for Illinois coal as compared to approximately 45% for most western coals.

  18. Gasifier feed - Tailor-made from Illinois coals

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)); Lytle, J.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.; Kohlenberger, L.; Brewer, K. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States) DESTEC Energy (United States) Williams Technology (United States) Illinois Coal Association (United States))

    1992-01-01

    The main purpose of this project is to produce a feedstock from preparation plant fines from an Illinois coal that is ideal for a slurry fed, slagging, entrained-flow coal gasifier. The high sulfur content and high Btu value of Illinois coals are particularly advantageous in such a gasifier; preliminary calculations indicate that the increased cost of removing sulfur from the gas from a high sulfur coal is more than offset by the increased revenue from the sale of the elemental sulfur; additionally the high Btu Illinois coal concentrates more energy into the slurry of a given coal to water ratio. This project will bring the expertise of four organizations together to perform the various tasks. The Illinois Coal Association will help direct the project to be the most beneficial to the Illinois coal industry. DESTEC Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, will provide guidelines and test compatibility of the slurries developed for gasification feedstock. Williams Technology will provide their expertise in long distance slurry pumping, and test selected products for viscosity, pumpability, and handlability. The Illinois State Geological Survey will study methods for producing clean coal/water slurries from preparation plant wastes including the concentration of pyritic sulfur into the coal slurry to increase the revenue from elemental sulfur produced during gasification operations, and decrease the pyritic sulfur content of the waste streams. ISGS will also test the gasification reactivity of the coals. As reported earlier, a variety of possible samples of coal have been analyzed and the gasification performance evaluation reported. Additionally, commercial sized samples of -28 mesh {times} 100 mesh coal -100 {times} 0 coal were subjected to pumpability testing. Neither the coarse product nor the fine product by themselves proved to be good candidates for trouble free pumping, but the mix of the two proved to be a very acceptable product

  19. Tailoring the slow light behavior in terahertz metasurfaces

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    Manjappa, Manukumara; Cong, Longqing; Bettiol, Andrew A; Zhang, Weili; Singh, Ranjan

    2015-01-01

    We experimentally study the effect of near field coupling on the transmission of light in terahertz metasurfaces, possessing slightly distinctive SRR resonances. Our results show that the interplay between the strengths of electric and magnetic dipoles, modulates the amplitude of resulting electromagnetically induced transmission, probed under different types of asymmetries in the coupled system. We employ a two-particle model to theoretically study the influence of the near field coupling between bright and quasi-dark modes on the transmission properties of the coupled system and we find an excellent agreement with our observed results. Adding to the enhanced transmission characteristics, our results provide a deeper insight into the metamaterial analogues of atomic electromagnetically induced transparency and offer an approach to engineer slow light devices, broadband filters and attenuators at terahertz frequencies.

  20. Anomalous phenomena and spectral tailoring in photonic crystals

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    Ghebrebrhan, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Photonic crystals are recently discovered meta-materials whose optical properties arise from periodic refractive index variations. In this thesis I examine various aspects of photonic crystals including a self-assembled ...

  1. Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam

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  2. Understand morphology of organic semiconductors, for better tailoring it |

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  3. Highly Ordered Tailored Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Porous Gold

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  4. Tailoring the slow light behavior in terahertz metasurfaces (Journal

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  5. Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite

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  6. Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite

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  7. Tailored Materials for Advanced CIDI Engines | Department of Energy

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  9. Tailored Materials for High Efficiency CIDI Engines (Caterpillar CRADA) |

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  10. On star formation in primordial protoglobular clouds

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    Paolo Padoan; Raul Jimenez; Bernard Jones

    1996-04-11

    Using a new physical model for star formation (Padoan 1995) we have tested the possibility that globular clusters (GCs) are formed from primordial mass fluctuations, whose mass scale ($10^8$ - $10^9$ M$_{\\odot}$) is selected out of a CDM spectrum by the mechanism of non-equilibrium formation of $H_2$. We show that such clouds are able to convert about 0.003 of their total mass into a bound system (GC) and about 0.02 into halo stars. The metal enriched gas is dispersed away from the GC by supernova explosions and forms the galactic disk. These mass ratios between GCs, halo and disk depend on the predicted IMF which is a consequence of the universal statistics of fluid turbulence. They also depend on the ratio of baryonic over non-baryonic mass ,$X_b$, and are comparable with the values observed in typical spiral galaxies for $X_b \\approx 0.1-0.2$. The computed mass and radius for a GC ( $5\\times 10^5$ M$_{\\odot}$ and 30 pc) are in good agreement with the average values in the Galaxy. The model predicts an exponential cut off in the stellar IMF below 0.1 M$_{\\odot}$ in GCs and 0.6 M$_{\\odot}$ in the halo. The quite massive star formation in primordial clouds leads to a large number of supernovae and to a high blue luminosity during the first two Gyr of the life of every galaxy.

  11. The cytoskeleton as a soft glassy material (Fredberg & Fabry) 1 The cytoskeleton as a soft glassy material

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    Sniadecki, Nathan J.

    to metastability of interactions and non-equilibrium cooperative transitions on the mesoscale as being central

  12. Alloys in energy development

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    Frost, B.R.T.

    1984-02-01

    The development of new and advanced energy systems often requires the tailoring of new alloys or alloy combinations to meet the novel and often stringent requirements of those systems. Longer life at higher temperatures and stresses in aggressive environments is the most common goal. Alloy theory helps in achieving this goal by suggesting uses of multiphase systems and intermediate phases, where solid solutions were traditionally used. However, the use of materials under non-equilibrium conditions is now quite common - as with rapidly solidified metals - and the application of alloy theory must be modified accordingly. Under certain conditions, as in a reactor core, the rate of approach to equilibrium will be modified; sometimes a quasi-equilibrium is established. Thus an alloy may exhibit enhanced general diffusion at the same time as precipitate particles are being dispersed and solute atoms are being carried to vacancy sinks. We are approaching an understanding of these processes and can begin to model these complex systems.

  13. Band-gap tailoring of ZnO by means of heavy Al doping

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    Sernelius, B.E.; Berggren, K.; Jin, Z.; Hamberg, I.; Granqvist, C.G.

    1988-06-15

    Films of ZnO:Al were produced by weakly reactive dual-target magnetron sputtering. Optical band gaps, evaluated from spectrophotometric data, were widened in proportion to the Al doping. The widening could be quantitatively reconciled with an effective-mass model for n-doped semiconductors, provided the polar character of ZnO was accounted for.

  14. Tailoring Fe-Base Alloys for Intermediate Temperature SOFC Interconnect Application

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    J.H. Zhu; M.P. Brady; H.U. Anderson

    2007-12-31

    This report summarized the research efforts and major conclusions for our SECA Phase I and II project focused on Cr-free or low Cr Fe-Ni based alloy development for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) interconnect application. Electrical conductivity measurement on bulk (Fe,Ni){sub 3}O{sub 4} coupons indicated that this spinel phase possessed a higher electrical conductivity than Cr{sub 1.5}Mn{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} spinel and Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}, which was consistent with the low area specific resistance (ASR) of the oxide scale formed on these Fe-Ni based alloys. For Cr-free Fe-Ni binary alloys, although the increase in Ni content in the alloys improved the oxidation resistance, and the Fe-Ni binary alloys exhibited adequate CTE and oxide scale ASR, their oxidation resistance needs to be further improved. Systematic alloy design efforts have led to the identification of one low-Cr (6wt.%) Fe-Ni-Co based alloy which formed a protective, electrically-conductive Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} inner layer underneath a Cr-free, highly conductive spinel outer layer. This low-Cr, Fe-Ni-Co alloy has demonstrated a good CTE match with other cell components; high oxidation resistance comparable to that of Crofer; low oxide scale ASR with the formation of electrically-insulating phases in the oxide scale; no scale spallation during thermal cycling; adequate compatibility with cathode materials; and comparable mechanical properties with Crofer. The existence of the Cr-free (Fe,Co,Ni){sub 3}O{sub 4} outer layer effectively reduced the Cr evaporation and in transpiration testing resulted in a 6-fold decrease in Cr evaporation as compared to a state-of-the-art ferritic interconnect alloy. In-cell testing using an anode supported cell with a configuration of Alloy/Pt/LSM/YSZ/Ni+YSZ indicates that the formation of the Cr-free spinel layer via thermal oxidation was effective in blocking the Cr migration and thus improving the cell performance stability. Electroplating of the Fe-Ni-Co alloys as precursor to synthesize a protective spinel layer on commercial ferritic steels has been initiated to facilitate the utilization of the Cr-free spinel as a surface seal to block Cr evaporation. It is suggested that low-cost Fe-Ni-Co alloy coating on commercial ferritic steels might be the best approach to completely eliminate the Cr poisoning problem in SOFC stacks, while maintaining the relatively low overall cost of the interconnect component.

  15. Tailoring actuation of ionic polymer-metal composites through cation combination

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    , the slow relaxation continues the initial fast motion towards the anode. In contrast, the actuation of both Nafion- and Flemion-based IPMCs in tetrabutylammonium (TBA+ ) cation form consists of a continuous slow+ cations to produce a suitable Na-TBA-form membrane, different actuation behavior results. The proportion

  16. A GPU-Tailored Approach for Training Kernelized SVMs Andrew Cotter

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    Lewenstein, Moshe

    implementations. Our easy-to-use li- brary is orders of magnitude faster then existing CPU libraries, and several Machines (SVMs) are among the most popular general purpose learning methods in use today. SVM learning good generalization even in very high dimensions. This predictor need not be linear in the in- put

  17. A GPU-Tailored Approach for Training Kernelized SVMs Andrew Cotter Nathan Srebro Joseph Keshet

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    Srebro, Nathan

    implementations. Our easy-to-use li- brary is orders of magnitude faster then existing CPU libraries, and several the most popular gen- eral purpose learning methods in use today. SVM learning amounts to learning a linear high dimensions. This predictor need not be linear in the input represen- tation: it is possible

  18. High-Efficiency All-Dielectric Metasurfaces for Wave-front Tailoring

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    Shalaev, Mikhail I; Tsukernik, Alexander; Pandey, Apra; Nikolskiy, Kirill; Litchinitser, Natalia M

    2015-01-01

    Here we report an experimental demonstration of high-efficiency all-dielectric metasurfaces with full phase control of 360 degrees in transmission mode at telecommunication wavelengths. Silicon-based metasurfaces can be used for fabrication of miniaturized optical components for near-infrared photonics, such as flat lenses, beam deflectors anti-reflection coatings and phase modulators.

  19. Project ServicesTailored to the needs of our clients Project Services

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    such as the AVHRR-NOAA have often obviated the angular dependence of reflected and emitted radiation. New approaches, the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) and Stockholm University, with ITC as the lead partner. #12

  20. Novel approaches to tailor and tune light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

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    W. J. M. Kort-Kamp

    2015-05-10

    In this thesis we propose new, versatile schemes to control light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. In the first part of the thesis, we envisage a new class of plasmonic cloaks made of magneto-optical (MO) materials. We demonstrate that the application of a uniform magnetic field B in these cloaks may not only switch on and off the cloaking mechanism, but also mitigate the electromagnetic (EM) absorption. We also prove that the scattered field profile can be effectively controlled by changing B. The second part of the thesis is devoted to the study of light-matter interactions mediated by fluctuations of the vacuum EM field. Firstly, we demonstrate that the Purcell effect can be effectively suppressed for an excited atom near a cloaking device. Furthermore, the decay rate of a quantum emitter near a graphene-coated wall under the influence of an external magnetic field is studied. We show that the MO properties of graphene strongly affect the atomic lifetime and that B allows for an unprecedented control of the decay channels of the system. In addition, we discuss the dispersive interaction between an atom and suspended graphene in a magnetic field. For large atom-graphene separations and low temperatures we show that the interaction energy is a quantized function of B. Besides, we show that at room temperature, thermal effects must be taken into account even in the extreme near-field regime. Finally, the third part of the thesis deals with the study of near-field heat transfer. We analyze the energy transfered from a semi-infinite medium to a composite sphere made of metallic inclusions embedded in a dielectric host medium. We show that the heat transfer can be strongly enhanced at the percolation phase transition. We show that our results apply for different effective medium models and are robust against changes in the inclusions' shape and materials.

  1. Flexible hybrid membrane treatment systems for tailored nutrient management: A new paradigm in urban wastewater treatment

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    growth and urbanization, as well as climate change are drivers to advance the science and technology to water scarcity and urban population growth, decaying urban water infra- structure and inadequate end technology have made the concept of sewer mining, or scalping, feasible for distributed installations across

  2. Selective Guest Binding by Tailored Channels in a 3-D Porous Zinc(II)-Benzenetricarboxylate Network

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    Yaghi, Omar M.

    solution containing 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid (H3BTC) and zinc(II) nitrate hexahydrate yields crystalline Zn2(BTC)(NO3),(H2O)(C2H5OH)5, which was formulated by elemental microanalysis, solid-state NMR functionality of BTC imparts rigidity to the structure, consequently allowing the guests to be removed

  3. Tailoring for Today All About… Patern Selection - Fabric Selection - Contemporary Techniques - Fusible Interfacings - Finishing Tips. 

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    Field, Barbara

    1983-01-01

    includes: a steam iron; a press cloth; water; a tailvr' s ham for shap ing curved seams, darts, collars and lapels; a sleeve board for pressing 4 sleeve seams and shrinking fullness in sleeve caps; a point presser, used for pressing open hard... dart (Figure 4). Figure 2. Lapped dart Figure 3. Abutted dart Figure 4. Dart in fusible interfacing Front Unit Padding by fusing or by machine produces nicely rolled lapels. How ever, the rolled shape is only steamed in rather than hand molded...

  4. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Tailored Materials for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency

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    Presentation given by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

  5. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: High Strength, Dissimilar Alloy Aluminum Tailor-Welded Blanks

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    Presentation given by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high...

  6. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Speed Joining of Dissimilar Alloy Aluminum Tailor Welded Blanks

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    Presentation given by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high...

  7. Control of Crosslinking for Tailoring Collagen-based Scaffolds Stability and Mechanics

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    Davidenko, N.; Schuster, C. F.; Bax, D. V.; Raynal, N.; Farndale, R. W.; Best, S. M.; Cameron, R. E.

    2015-07-26

    in an aqueous environment. We demonstrate this with a detailed and systematic study by comparing scaffolds made from (a) collagen from two different suppliers, (b) gelatin (a partially denatured collagen) and (c) 50% collagen-50% gelatin mixtures. The materials...

  8. Relaxed active space: Fixing tailored-CC with high order coupled cluster. II

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    Melnichuk, Ann Bartlett, Rodney J.

    2014-02-14

    Due to the steep increase in computational cost with the inclusion of higher-connected cluster operators in coupled-cluster applications, it is usually not practical to use such methods for larger systems or basis sets without an active space partitioning. This study generates an active space subject to unambiguous statistical criteria to define a space whose size permits treatment at the CCSDT level. The automated scheme makes it unnecessary for the user to judge whether a chosen active space is sufficient to correctly solve the problem. Two demanding applications are presented: twisted ethylene and the transition states for the bicyclo[1,1,0]butane isomerization. As bi-radicals both systems require at least a CCSDT level of theory for quantitative results, for the geometries and energies.

  9. Tailoring the energy level alignment at the Co/Alq3 interface by controlled cobalt oxidation

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    Aeschlimann, Martin

    as an easy and effective possibility to tune the performance of organic spintronics devices. VC 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4850527] In the last few years, the field of organic spintronics spintronics device is the organic spin-valve, which consists of an organic semicon- ductor sandwiched between

  10. Tailoring the sensing capabilities of nanohole arrays in gold films with Rayleigh anomaly-

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    Odom, Teri W.

    OCIS codes: (240.6680) Surface plasmons; (050.6624) Subwavelength structures; (260.3910) Metal optics quasi-3D plasmonic crystals," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 103, 17143 ­ 17148 (2006). 9. A. Taflove and S , and Stephen K. Gray1* 1 Chemistry Division and Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory

  11. Stimuli-Tailored Dispersion State of Aqueous Carbon Nanotube Suspensions and Solid Polymer Nanocomposites 

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    Etika, Krishna

    2012-02-14

    -TEM, viscosity measurements, uv-vis spectroscopy, zeta potential measurements and settling behavior). Furthermore, nanotube dispersion state in aqueous suspensions is preserved to a large extent in the composites formed by drying these suspensions as evidenced...

  12. Tailoring the plateau burning rates of composite propellants by the use of nanoscale additives 

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    Stephens, Matthew Aaron

    2009-05-15

    to propellants in order to enhance burning rate or other properties. However, the effect of nano-size solid additives in these propellants is not fully understood or agreed upon within the research community. The current project set out to explore what possible...

  13. TAILORING THE PLATEAU BURNING RATES OF COMPOSITE PROPELLANTS BY THE USE OF NANOSCALE ADDITIVES 

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    Stephens, Matthew

    2010-07-14

    to propellants in order to enhance burning rate or other properties. However, the effect of nano-size solid additives in these propellants is not fully understood or agreed upon within the research community. The current project set out to explore what possible...

  14. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Tailored Materials for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency

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    Presentation given by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

  15. Tailored Materials for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency (Agreement ID:23725)

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    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  16. TAILORING INORGANIC SORBENTS FOR SRS STRONTIUM AND ACTINIDE SEPARATIONS: OPTIMIZED MONOSODIUM TITANATE PHASE II FINAL REPORT

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    Hobbs, D; Thomas Peters, T; Michael Poirier, M; Mark Barnes, M; Major Thompson, M; Samuel Fink, S

    2007-06-29

    This document provides a final report of Phase II testing activities for the development of a modified monosodium titanate (MST) that exhibits improved strontium and actinide removal characteristics compared to the baseline MST material. The activities included determining the key synthesis conditions for preparation of the modified MST, preparation of the modified MST at a larger scale by a commercial vendor, demonstration of the strontium and actinide removal characteristics with actual tank waste supernate and measurement of filtration characteristics. Key findings and conclusions include the following. Testing evaluated three synthetic methods and eleven process parameters for the optimum synthesis conditions for the preparation on an improved form of MST. We selected the post synthesis method (Method 3) for continued development based on overall sorbate removal performance. We successfully prepared three batches of the modified MST using Method 3 procedure at a 25-gram scale. The laboratory prepared modified MST exhibited increased sorption kinetics with simulated and actual waste solutions and similar filtration characteristics to the baseline MST. Characterization of the modified MST indicated that the post synthesis treatment did not significantly alter the particle size distribution, but did significantly increase the surface area and porosity compared to the original MST. Testing indicated that the modified MST exhibits reduced affinity for uranium compared to the baseline MST, reducing risk of fissile loading. Shelf-life testing indicated no change in strontium and actinide performance removal after storing the modified MST for 12-months at ambient laboratory temperature. The material releases oxygen during the synthesis and continues to offgas after the synthesis at a rapidly diminishing rate until below a measurable rate after 4 months. Optima Chemical Group LLC prepared a 15-kilogram batch of the modified MST using the post synthesis procedure (Method 3). Performance testing with simulated and actual waste solutions indicated that the material performs as well as or better than batches of modified MST prepared at the laboratory-scale. Particle size data of the vendor-prepared modified MST indicates a broader distribution centered at a larger particle size and microscopy shows more irregular particle morphology compared to the baseline MST and laboratory prepared modified MST. Stirred-cell (i.e., dead-end) filter testing revealed similar filtration rates relative to the baseline MST for both the laboratory and vendor-prepared modified MST materials. Crossflow filtration testing indicated that with MST-only slurries, the baseline MST produced between 30-100% higher flux than the vendor-prepared modified MST at lower solids loadings and comparable flux at higher solids loadings. With sludge-MST slurries, the modified MST produced 1.5-2.2 times higher flux than the baseline MST at all solids loadings. Based on these findings we conclude that the modified MST represents a much improved sorbent for the separation of strontium and actinides from alkaline waste solutions and recommend continued development of the material as a replacement for the baseline MST for waste treatment facilities at the Savannah River Site.

  17. AN ADVANCED STRATEGY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING INCORPORATING DISTRIBUTED SENSING AND TAILORED CONTROLS

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    Stanford University

    on Graduate Studies. #12;iv ABSTRACT Improving energy efficiency in buildings is an increasing national

  18. OrganicInorganic Nanohybrids through the Direct Tailoring of Semiconductor Nanocrystals with Conjugated Polymers

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    are often prepared by blending these two components or by constructing a CP/NC bilayer or CP/NC alternating to realize by using a conventional blending approach.[15,20,21] To this end, better control over the hybrid

  19. Collimated proton acceleration in light sail regime with a tailored pinhole target

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    Wang, H. Y.; Zepf, M.; Yan, X. Q.

    2014-06-15

    A scheme for producing collimated protons from laser interactions with a diamond-like-carbon?+?pinhole target is proposed. The process is based on radiation pressure acceleration in the multi-species light-sail regime [B. Qiao et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 155002 (2010); T. P. Yu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 065002 (2010)]. Particle-in-cell simulations demonstrate that transverse quasistatic electric field at TV/m level can be generated in the pinhole. The transverse electric field suppresses the transverse expansion of protons effectively, resulting in a higher density and more collimated proton beam compared with a single foil target. The dependence of the proton beam divergence on the parameters of the pinhole is also investigated.

  20. Toward tailorable surfaces: A combined theoretical and experimental study of lanthanum niobate layered perovskites

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    Di Tommaso, Stefania E-mail: frederic.labat@chimie-paristech.fr; Giannici, Francesco; Mossuto Marculescu, Adriana; Martorana, Antonino; Adamo, Carlo; Labat, Frédèric E-mail: frederic.labat@chimie-paristech.fr

    2014-07-14

    A comprehensive theoretical investigation of the MLaNb{sub 2}O{sub 7} (M = H, Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs) series of ion-exchangeable layered perovskite is presented. These perovskites are in particular interesting in view of their potential applications as inorganic supports for the design of new hybrid inorganic-organic proton conductors. In particular, their structural and electronic properties have been investigated by periodic calculations in the framework of Density Functional Theory, using different exchange-correlation functionals. A general very good agreement with the available experimental (XRD, NPD, and EXAFS) data has been found. The structure of the protonated HLaNb{sub 2}O{sub 7} form has also been further clarified and a new tetragonal space group is proposed for this compound, better reproducing the experimental cell parameters and yielding to a more realistic picture of the system. The electronic investigation highlighted that all the compounds considered are very similar to each other and that the interaction between interlayer cations and perovskite slabs is purely ionic, except for the proton that is, instead, covalently bound.

  1. Tailoring next-generation biofuels and their combustion in next-generation engines.

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    Gladden, John Michael; Wu, Weihua; Taatjes, Craig A.; Scheer, Adam Michael; Turner, Kevin M.; Yu, Eizadora T.; O'Bryan, Greg; Powell, Amy Jo; Gao, Connie W. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA] [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    2013-11-01

    Increasing energy costs, the dependence on foreign oil supplies, and environmental concerns have emphasized the need to produce sustainable renewable fuels and chemicals. The strategy for producing next-generation biofuels must include efficient processes for biomass conversion to liquid fuels and the fuels must be compatible with current and future engines. Unfortunately, biofuel development generally takes place without any consideration of combustion characteristics, and combustion scientists typically measure biofuels properties without any feedback to the production design. We seek to optimize the fuel/engine system by bringing combustion performance, specifically for advanced next-generation engines, into the development of novel biosynthetic fuel pathways. Here we report an innovative coupling of combustion chemistry, from fundamentals to engine measurements, to the optimization of fuel production using metabolic engineering. We have established the necessary connections among the fundamental chemistry, engine science, and synthetic biology for fuel production, building a powerful framework for co-development of engines and biofuels.

  2. Novel approaches to tailor and tune light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

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    Kort-Kamp, W J M

    2015-01-01

    In this thesis we propose new, versatile schemes to control light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. In the first part of the thesis, we envisage a new class of plasmonic cloaks made of magneto-optical (MO) materials. We demonstrate that the application of a uniform magnetic field B in these cloaks may not only switch on and off the cloaking mechanism, but also mitigate the electromagnetic (EM) absorption. We also prove that the scattered field profile can be effectively controlled by changing B. The second part of the thesis is devoted to the study of light-matter interactions mediated by fluctuations of the vacuum EM field. Firstly, we demonstrate that the Purcell effect can be effectively suppressed for an excited atom near a cloaking device. Furthermore, the decay rate of a quantum emitter near a graphene-coated wall under the influence of an external magnetic field is studied. We show that the MO properties of graphene strongly affect the atomic lifetime and that B allows for an unprecedented control ...

  3. Tailoring laser pulses with spectral and fluence constraints using optimal control theory

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    J. Werschnik; E. K. U. Gross

    2005-04-21

    Within the framework of optimal control theory we develop a simple iterative scheme to determine optimal laser pulses with spectral and fluence constraints. The algorithm is applied to a one-dimensional asymmetric double well where the control target is to transfer a particle from the ground state, located in the left well, to the first excited state, located in the right well. Extremely high occupations of the first excited state are obtained for a variety of spectral and/or energetic constraints. Even for the extreme case where no resonance frequency is allowed in the pulse the algorithm achieves an occupation of almost 100%.

  4. High-performance Computing for Topology Optimization Tailored iterative solvers for topology optimization

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    Vuik, Kees

    with fine resolutions, for instance for 3D printing, requires solving very large finite element models

  5. PHYSICAL REVIEW A 83, 033810 (2011) Tailoring thermal emission via Q matching of photonic crystal resonances

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    2011-01-01

    suppressing long-wavelength emission, which is necessary for high-efficiency thermophotovoltaic systems. We due to waveguide resonances occur at frequencies corresponding to the isolated waveguide resonant the majority of its energy in the infrared and onto a photovoltaic (PV) cell with a band gap designed to lie

  6. Fuel Source Isotopic Tailoring Impact on ITER Design, Operation and Safety

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    components reflect the total throughput of all makeup fuel and are therefore deuterium-rich. This innovative of the vacuum vessel and, for fusion reactors, implies lower required tritium breeding ratios. #12;3 I. Given the near- term size and projected power cost penalties of fusion technology (due to low

  7. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200800691 Tailoring Disorder and Dimensionality: Strategies for

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    Pennycook, Steve

    on the fuel cell category) but not to elec- trons. An electrode catalytic process yields the ionic species which reduces efficiency and increases costs. Moreover, CO by- products of the reformation

  8. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402244 Chemocatalytic Upgrading of Tailored Fermentation

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    Toste, Dean

    .g., gasification of biomass to produce syngas, aqueous phase reforming of sugars, and hydrolysis of biomass on the ABE alkylation reaction. Treat- ment of ABE mixture (2.3:3.7:1) in toluene with catalytic Ru

  9. The use of isotopically tailored boron for advanced neutron shielding and moderating applications 

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    Deere, Laura Marie

    1991-01-01

    to realize what has happened over the last six months, she is the reason I have returned to A&M to finish my degree. V1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT ACKNOWLEDGMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES INTRODUCTION THEORY vl Vl 1... V i l. l. ANISN ? Transport Theory Multigroup Method Angular Discretion and Angular Quadrature Spatial Discretion Iterative Solution Methods of ANISN Description of Cross Section Processor INPUT VARIABLES AND ASSUMPTIONS 6 8 9 12 16 18...

  10. Refrigerator Efficiency in Ghana: Tailoring an appliance market transformation program design for Africa

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    Ben Hagan, Essel; Van Buskirk, Robert; Ofosu-Ahenkorah, Alfred; McNeil, Michael A.

    2006-01-01

    program design for Africa Essel Ben Hagan, CSIR Institutemany other countries in Africa. Yet by creatively modifyingmarket transformation, Africa energy policy Table of

  11. Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Using Cybernomic Computational Models: Tailored for Industrial Control Systems

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    Abercrombie, Robert K; Sheldon, Federick T.; Schlicher, Bob G

    2015-01-01

    There are many influencing economic factors to weigh from the defender-practitioner stakeholder point-of-view that involve cost combined with development/deployment models. Some examples include the cost of countermeasures themselves, the cost of training and the cost of maintenance. Meanwhile, we must better anticipate the total cost from a compromise. The return on investment in countermeasures is essentially impact costs (i.e., the costs from violating availability, integrity and confidentiality / privacy requirements). The natural question arises about choosing the main risks that must be mitigated/controlled and monitored in deciding where to focus security investments. To answer this question, we have investigated the cost/benefits to the attacker/defender to better estimate risk exposure. In doing so, it s important to develop a sound basis for estimating the factors that derive risk exposure, such as likelihood that a threat will emerge and whether it will be thwarted. This impact assessment framework can provide key information for ranking cybersecurity threats and managing risk.

  12. Tailoring hydrodynamics of non-wetting droplets with nano-engineered surfaces

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    Kwon, Hyuk-Min

    2013-01-01

    Considering that contacts between liquid and solid are ubiquitous in almost all energy processes, including steam turbines, oil pumping, condensers and boilers, the efficiency of energy transportation can be maximized such ...

  13. Tailored electron bunches with smooth current profiles for enhanced transformer ratios in beam-driven acceleration

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    Lemery, Francois

    2015-01-01

    Collinear high-gradient ${\\cal O} (GV/m)$ beam-driven wakefield methods for charged-particle acceleration could be critical to the realization of compact, cost-efficient, accelerators, e.g., in support of TeV-scale lepton colliders or multiple-user free-electron laser facilities. To make these options viable, the high accelerating fields need to be complemented with large transformer ratios $>2$, a parameter characterizing the efficiency of the energy transfer between a wakefield-exciting "drive" bunch to an accelerated "witness" bunch. While several potential current distributions have been discussed, their practical realization appears challenging due to their often discontinuous nature. In this paper we propose several alternative current profiles which are smooth which also lead to enhanced transformer ratios. We especially explore a laser-shaping method capable of generating one the suggested distributions directly out of a photoinjector and discuss a linac concept that could possible drive a dielectric ...

  14. Plasmachemical surface functionalised beads: versatile tailored supports for polymer assisted organic synthesis

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    Davis, Ben G.

    materials. Solid supported synthesis has become a widely used technique in organic chemistry. Whilst a range of inorganic materials such as clays, silicas and controlled pore glass are used, the vast majority of supports organic synthesis Jas Pal Badyal,a Audrey M. Cameron,a Neil R. Cameron,a Diane M. Coe,c Richard Cox

  15. Electrospun nanofiber meshes with tailored architectures and patterns as potential tissue-engineering scaffolds

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    Lee, James

    with an electrospray, electrospinning has proved to be a simple, versatile and useful technique for fabricating-engineering scaffolds, electrospinning offers several advantages, including high surface area to volume ratio (or

  16. Control of solidification of non-conducting materials using tailored magnetic fields

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    Zabaras, Nicholas J.

    . For detailed information on defects in crystals, their causes and evolution, the interested reader is referred or inside the domain [2]. The main emphasis of our earlier work has been the design of mold or furnace

  17. Investigation of an isotopically tailored boron-aluminum alloy's neutronic properties for application in neutron shielding 

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    Schleyer, William Charles

    1989-01-01

    15 20 21 111 MATERIALS FOR FUEL STORAGE RACKS AND SHIPPING CASKS . 23 Alboron . Boron Boral/Boron Carbide . Boron Loaded Stainless Steel . 24 28 31 34 I V MODEL DESCRIPTION . 38 Poison Model . Spent Fuel Storage Model . 38 40 V..., this aluminum-B4C material has received extensive use in PWR spent fuel storage. Boral is fabricated by suspension of fine boron carbide particles in molten aluminum or by powder-metallurigcal techniques. Boron carbide of small mesh size (20x100) is mixed...

  18. Femtosecond-laser irradiation as a platform for tailoring the optoelectronic properties of silicon

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    Smith, Matthew John, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01

    Silicon is the most abundant semiconductor on earth and benefits from decades of technological development driven by the integrated circuit industry. Furthermore, silicon allows for facile n-type and p-type doping, has a ...

  19. Tailored magnetic nanoparticles for in vitro, in vivo and in situ magnetorelaxometry

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    Pisanic, Thomas R.

    2006-01-01

    magnetic albumin microspheres containing low-dose doxorubicin: total remission in Yoshida sarcoma- bearing

  20. Tailoring insoluble nanobelts into soluble anti-UV nanopotpourris Jinmin Wang,a

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    Demir, Hilmi Volkan

    , and a powerful way of fabricating complex nanodevices, such as solar cells, next- generation microelectronic treatment in an oven at 180

  1. Implementation of New Process Models for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures into Processing Software Packages

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    Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Jin, Xiaoshi; Wang, Jin; Phelps, Jay; Tucker III, Charles L.; Kunc, Vlastimil; Bapanapalli, Satish K.; Smith, Mark T.

    2010-02-23

    This report describes the work conducted under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) (Nr. 260) between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Autodesk, Inc. to develop and implement process models for injection-molded long-fiber thermoplastics (LFTs) in processing software packages. The structure of this report is organized as follows. After the Introduction Section (Section 1), Section 2 summarizes the current fiber orientation models developed for injection-molded short-fiber thermoplastics (SFTs). Section 3 provides an assessment of these models to determine their capabilities and limitations, and the developments needed for injection-molded LFTs. Section 4 then focuses on the development of a new fiber orientation model for LFTs. This model is termed the anisotropic rotary diffusion - reduced strain closure (ARD-RSC) model as it explores the concept of anisotropic rotary diffusion to capture the fiber-fiber interaction in long-fiber suspensions and uses the reduced strain closure method of Wang et al. to slow down the orientation kinetics in concentrated suspensions. In contrast to fiber orientation modeling, before this project, no standard model was developed to predict the fiber length distribution in molded fiber composites. Section 5 is therefore devoted to the development of a fiber length attrition model in the mold. Sections 6 and 7 address the implementations of the models in AMI, and the conclusions drawn from this work is presented in Section 8.

  2. Bio-inspired tailored hydroxyapatite-based powder composites for dental applications

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    Lin, Yen-Shan

    2012-01-01

    spark plasma sintered zirconia-hydroxyapatite nano-compositehydroxyapatite-yttria stabilized zirconia composites. Ceram.yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia composites fabricated

  3. Enhancing Ionic Conductivity of Bulk Single Crystal Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia by Tailoring Dopant Distribution

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    Lee, Eunseok; Cai, Wei

    2010-01-01

    We present an ab-initio based kinetic Monte Carlo model for ionic conductivity in single crystal yttria-stabilized zirconia. Ionic interactions are taken into account by combining density functional theory calculations and the cluster expansion method and are found to be essential in reproducing the effective activation energy observed in experiments. The model predicts that the effective energy barrier can be reduced by 0.15-0.25 eV by arranging the dopant ions into a super-lattice.

  4. Enhancing ionic conductivity of bulk single-crystal yttria-stabilized zirconia by tailoring dopant distribution

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    Lee, E.; Prinz, F. B.; Cai, W.

    2011-02-11

    We present an ab initio–based kinetic Monte Carlo model for ionic conductivity in single-crystal yttria-stabilized zirconia. Ionic interactions are taken into account by combining density functional theory calculations and the cluster expansion method and are found to be essential in reproducing the effective activation energy observed in experiments. The model predicts that the effective energy barrier can be reduced by 0.15–0.25 eV by arranging the dopant ions into a superlattice.

  5. Gasifier feed: Tailor-made from Illinois coals. Technical report, September 1, 1991--November 30, 1991

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III

    1991-12-31

    The purpose of this research is to develop a coal slurry from waste streams using Illinois coal that is ideally suited for a gasification feed. The principle items to be studied are (1) methods of concentrating pyrite and decreasing other ash forming minerals into a high grade gasification feed using froth flotation and gravity separation techniques; (2) chemical and particle size analyses of coal slurries; (3) determination of how that slurry can be densified and to what degree of densification is optimum from the pumpability and combustibility analyses; and (4) reactivity studies.

  6. Gasifier feed - Tailor-made from Illinois coals. [Quarterly] report, March 1, 1992--May 31, 1992

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States); Lytle, J.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.; Kohlenberger, L.; Brewer, K. [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)]|[DESTEC Energy (United States)]|[Williams Technology (United States)]|[Illinois Coal Association (United States)

    1992-10-01

    The main purpose of this project is to produce a feedstock from preparation plant fines from an Illinois coal that is ideal for a slurry fed, slagging, entrained-flow coal gasifier. The high sulfur content and high Btu value of Illinois coals are particularly advantageous in such a gasifier; preliminary calculations indicate that the increased cost of removing sulfur from the gas from a high sulfur coal is more than offset by the increased revenue from the sale of the elemental sulfur; additionally the high Btu Illinois coal concentrates more energy into the slurry of a given coal to water ratio. This project will bring the expertise of four organizations together to perform the various tasks. The Illinois Coal Association will help direct the project to be the most beneficial to the Illinois coal industry. DESTEC Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, will provide guidelines and test compatibility of the slurries developed for gasification feedstock. Williams Technology will provide their expertise in long distance slurry pumping, and test selected products for viscosity, pumpability, and handlability. The Illinois State Geological Survey will study methods for producing clean coal/water slurries from preparation plant wastes including the concentration of pyritic sulfur into the coal slurry to increase the revenue from elemental sulfur produced during gasification operations, and decrease the pyritic sulfur content of the waste streams. ISGS will also test the gasification reactivity of the coals. As reported earlier, a variety of possible samples of coal have been analyzed and the gasification performance evaluation reported. Additionally, commercial sized samples of -28 mesh {times} 100 mesh coal -100 {times} 0 coal were subjected to pumpability testing. Neither the coarse product nor the fine product by themselves proved to be good candidates for trouble free pumping, but the mix of the two proved to be a very acceptable product

  7. Gasifier feed - Tailor-made from Illinois coals. Technical report, December 1, 1991--February 29, 1992

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States); Lytle, J.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.; Kohlenberger, L.; Brewer, K. [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)]|[DESTEC Energy (United States)]|[Williams Technology, (United States)]|[Illinois Coal Association (United States)

    1992-08-01

    The main purpose of this project is to produce a feedstock from preparation plant fines from an illinois coal that is ideal for a slurry fed, slagging, entrained-flow coal gasifier. The high sulfur content and high Btu value of Illinois coals are particularly advantageous in such a gasifier; preliminary calculations indicate that the increased cost of removing sulfur from the gas from a high sulfur coal is more than offset by the increased revenue from the sale of the elemental sulfur; additionally the high Btu Illinois coal concentrates more energy into the slurry of a given coal to water ratio. The Btu is higher not only because of the higher Btu value of the coal but also because Illinois coal requires less water to produce a pumpable slurry than western coal, i.e., as little as 30--35% water may be used for Illinois coal as compared to approximately 45% for most western coals.

  8. Bio-inspired tailored hydroxyapatite-based powder composites for dental applications

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    Lin, Yen-Shan

    2012-01-01

    deproteination and demineralization were used to removestopped decreasing. The demineralization was carried out by5 days to ensure the demineralization process was in action.

  9. Statistics of non-affine defect precursors: tailoring defect densities in colloidal crystals using external fields

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    Saswati Ganguly; Surajit Sengupta; Peter Sollich

    2015-01-30

    Coarse-graining atomic displacements in a solid produces both local affine strains and "non-affine" fluctuations. Here we study the equilibrium dynamics of these coarse grained quantities to obtain space-time dependent correlation functions. We show how a subset of these thermally excited, non-affine fluctuations act as precursors for the nucleation of lattice defects and suggest how defect probabilities may be altered by an {\\it experimentally realisable} "external" field conjugate to the global non-affinity parameter. Our results are amenable to verification in experiments on colloidal crystals using commonly available holographic laser tweezer and video microscopy techniques, and may lead to simple ways of controlling the defect density of a colloidal solid.

  10. Model for the Fabrication of Tailored Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries |

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  11. HIPed Tailored Ceramic Waste Forms for the Immobilization of Cs, Sr and Tc

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  14. 8.2.2015bo Akademi Univ -Thermal and Flow Engineering Piispankatu 8, 20500 Turku 1/32 Irreversible thermodynamics,

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    Zevenhoven, Ron

    /32 Irreversible thermodynamics, a.k.a. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics (an introduction) Ron Zevenhoven Åbo Akademi

  15. Geometric effect on surface enhanced Raman scattering of nanoporous gold: Improving Raman scattering by tailoring ligament and nanopore ratios

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    Lang, X. Y.; Chen, L. Y.; Guan, P. F.; Fujita, T.; Chen, M. W. [WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2009-05-25

    We have synthesized nanoporous gold (NPG) films with a nanostructure consisting of small nanopores and large gold ligaments by the combination of chemical dealloying and electroless plating. The NPG films exhibit dramatic improvement in surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) in comparison with the conventional NPG. The superior SERS effect of the NPG films results from the confluence effect of enhanced local surface plasmon fields and electromagnetic coupling between ligaments, as well as the weak plasmon damping with increasing gold ligament sizes.

  16. ORIGINAL PAPER SiO2TiO2 xerogels for tailoring the release of brilliant blue FCF

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    Cao, Guozhong

    , and biological materi- als. For example, carbon fiber [7] has been used to adsorb various acidic and basic dyes coatings on metals [11­13], and abrasion resistant coatings on plastics [14]. Silica or silica-based hybrid

  17. Tailoring the energy level alignment at the Co/Alq{sub 3} interface by controlled cobalt oxidation

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    Haag, Norman; Steil, Sabine; Großmann, Nicolas; Fetzer, Roman; Cinchetti, Mirko; Aeschlimann, Martin

    2013-12-16

    We have studied the influence of oxygen exposure at the prototypical interface between cobalt and the organic semiconductor tris(8-hydroxyquinoline)aluminum (III) (Alq{sub 3}) by photoemission spectroscopy. We find that oxidation of the cobalt leads to a gradual suppression of hybrid interface states, to a progressive change in the work function and to a continuous energetic shift of the molecular orbitals towards higher binding energies. Based on these observations, we propose controlled oxidation of the ferromagnetic electrode as an easy and effective possibility to tune the performance of organic spintronics devices.

  18. Capping layer-tailored interface magnetic anisotropy in ultrathin Co{sub 2}FeAl films

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    Belmeguenai, M. Zighem, F.; Chérif, S. M.; Gabor, M. S. Petrisor, T.; Tiusan, C.

    2015-01-14

    Co{sub 2}FeAl (CFA) thin films of various thicknesses (2?nm???d???50?nm) have been grown on (001) MgO single crystal substrates and then capped with Cr, V, and Ta. Their magnetic and structural properties have been studied by x-ray diffraction (XRD), vibrating sample magnetometry, and broadband microstrip ferromagnetic resonance (MS-FMR). The XRD revealed that the films are epitaxial with the cubic [001] CFA axis normal to the substrate plane and that the chemical order varies from the B2 phase to the A2 phase when decreasing the thickness. The deduced lattice parameters showed that the Cr-capped films exhibit a larger tetragonal distortion, as compared with the films capped with V or Ta. The presence of magnetic dead layers has been observed in CFA samples capped with V and Ta but not in the case of the Cr-capped ones. The effective magnetization, deduced from the fit of MS-FMR measurements, increases (decreases) linearly with the CFA inverse thickness (1/d) for the Cr-capped (Ta-capped) films while it is constant for the V-capped ones. This allows quantifying the perpendicular surface anisotropy coefficients of ?0.46?erg/cm{sup 2} and 0.74?erg/cm{sup 2} for Cr and Ta-capped films, respectively. Moreover, the fourfold and the uniaxial anisotropy fields, measured in these films, showed different trends with a respect to the CFA inverse thickness. This allows inferring that a non-negligible part of the fourfold magnetocrystalline term is of interfacial origin.

  19. Tailoring the Spin Functionality of a Hybrid Metal-Organic Interface by Means of Alkali-Metal Doping

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    Aeschlimann, Martin

    OSC in the field of spintronics [8]. The two fundamental requirements for engineering organic spin the development of organic spintronics devices. Since OSC are generally characterized by moderate spin diffusion of OSC in spintronics is to exploit the high spin-injection efficiency achievable in OSC [12

  20. Tailoring the coercivity in ferromagnetic ZnO thin films by 3d and 4f elements codoping

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    Lee, J. J.; Xing, G. Z. Yi, J. B.; Li, S.; Chen, T.; Ionescu, M.

    2014-01-06

    Cluster free, Co (3d) and Eu (4f) doped ZnO thin films were prepared using ion implantation technique accompanied by post annealing treatments. Compared with the mono-doped ZnO thin films, the samples codoped with Co and Eu exhibit a stronger magnetization with a giant coercivity of 1200?Oe at ambient temperature. This was further verified through x-ray magnetic circular dichroism analysis, revealing the exchange interaction between the Co 3d electrons and the localized carriers induced by Eu{sup 3+} ions codoping. The insight gained with modulating coercivity in magnetic oxides opens up an avenue for applications requiring non-volatility in spintronic devices.

  1. Tailoring the Neutron Spectrum from a 14-MeV Neutron Generator to Approximate a Spontaneous-Fission Spectrum

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    James Simpson; David Chichester

    2011-06-01

    Many applications of neutrons for non-invasive measurements began with isotopic sources such as AmBe or Cf-252. Political factors have rendered AmBe undesirable in the United States and other countries, and the supply of Cf-252 is limited and significantly increasing in price every few years. Compact and low-power deuterium-tritium (DT) electronic neutron generators can often provide sufficient flux, but the 14-MeV neutron spectrum is much more energetic (harder) than an isotopic neutron source. A series of MCNP simulations were run to examine the extent to which the 14-MeV DT neutron spectrum could be softened through the use of high-Z and low-Z materials. Some potential concepts of operation require a portable neutron generator system, so the additional weight of extra materials is also a trade-off parameter. Using a reference distance of 30 cm from the source, the average neutron energy can be lowered to be less than that of either AmBe or Cf-252, while obtaining an increase in flux at the reference distance compared to a bare neutron generator. This paper discusses the types and amounts of materials used, the resulting neutron spectra, neutron flux levels, and associated photon production.

  2. Received 28 Mar 2013 | Accepted 15 Sep 2013 | Published 15 Oct 2013 Tailoring the hydrophobicity of graphene

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    Dekker, Cees

    the hydrophobicity of graphene for its use as nanopores for DNA translocation Gre´gory F. Schneider1, Qiang Xu1 Graphene nanopores are potential successors to biological and silicon-based nanopores. For sensing between DNA and graphene. Here we demonstrate a novel scheme to prevent DNA­graphene interactions, based

  3. Tailoring surface properties and structure of layered double hydroxides using silanes with different number of functional groups

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    Tao, Qi; He, Hongping; Li, Tian; Frost, Ray L.; Zhang, Dan; He, Zisen

    2014-05-01

    Four silanes, trimethylchlorosilane (TMCS), dimethyldiethoxylsilane (DMDES), 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), were adopted to graft layered double hydroxides (LDH) via an induced hydrolysis silylation method (IHS). Fourier transform infrared spectra (FTIR) and {sup 29}Si MAS nuclear magnetic resonance spectra ({sup 29}Si MAS NMR) indicated that APTES and TEOS can be grafted onto LDH surfaces via condensation with hydroxyl groups of LDH, while TMCS and DMDES could only be adsorbed on the LDH surface with a small quantity. A combination of X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD) and {sup 29}Si MAS NMR spectra showed that silanes were exclusively present in the external surface and had little influence on the long range order of LDH. The surfactant intercalation experiment indicated that the adsorbed and/or grafted silane could not fix the interlamellar spacing of the LDH. However, they will form crosslink between the particles and affect the further surfactant intercalation in the silylated samples. The replacement of water by ethanol in the tactoids and/or aggregations and the polysiloxane oligomers formed during silylation procedure can dramatically increase the value of BET surface area (S{sub BET}) and total pore volumes (V{sub p}) of the products. - Graphical abstract: The replacement of water by ethanol in the tactoids and aggregations of LDHs, and the polysiloxane oligomers formed during silylation process can dramatically increase the BET surface area (S{sub BET}) and the total pore volume (V{sub p}) of the silylated products. - Highlights: • Silanes with multifunctional groups were grafted onto LDH surface in C{sub 2}H{sub 5}OH medium. • The number of hydrolysable groups in silanes affects the structure of grafted LDH. • Replacement of H{sub 2}O by C{sub 2}H{sub 5}OH in aggregations increases S{sub BET} and V{sub p} of grafted LDH. • Polysiloxane oligomers contribute to the increase of S{sub BET} and V{sub p} of grafted LDH.

  4. Sequential Processing for Organic Photovoltaics: Design Rules for Morphology Control by Tailored Semi-Orthogonal Solvent Blends

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    2015-01-01

    of polymer:fullerene photovoltaics to near 10%. [ 1,2 ]way in which organic photovoltaics are processed, the activeProcessing for Organic Photovoltaics: Design Rules for

  5. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 92, 045207 (2015) Wurtzite silicon as a potential absorber in photovoltaics: Tailoring the optical

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    Botti, Silvana

    2015-01-01

    PHYSICAL REVIEW B 92, 045207 (2015) Wurtzite silicon as a potential absorber in photovoltaics European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF) 4 Institute for Research and Development of Photovoltaic range which is relevant for photovoltaic applications. High biaxial tensile strains (>4%) even transform

  6. Evolutionary algorithms, chaotic excitations, and structural health monitor : on global search methods for improved damage detection via tailored inputs

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    Olson, Colin C.

    2008-01-01

    Methods for Structural Health Monitoring, Proc. SPIE SmartMethods for Structural Health Monitoring, Proc. SPIE SmartFeatures in Structural Health Monitoring, Proc. 23 rd

  7. Layer-by-layer assembly of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) thin films: tailoring growth and UV-protection 

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    Dawidczyk, Thomas James

    2009-05-15

    ) .............................................................................. 4 4 Schematic showing PEDOT-PSS chemistry .............................................. 5 5 Schematic of the LbL deposition process, each revolution will deposit one bilayer. Note the polycation was either polyethylenimine (PEI...) or poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH). .......... 10 6 Sheet resistance as a function of bilayers deposited for thin films made with 0.3wt% BPEI + 0.3wt% PEDOT-PSS. The PEDOT-PSS solution was doped with 1wt% DMSO where indicated...

  8. Evolutionary algorithms, chaotic excitations, and structural health monitor : on global search methods for improved damage detection via tailored inputs

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    Olson, Colin C.

    2008-01-01

    141 4.2.3 Effects of Power Exchange and Frequency onRatio and Power Exchange .145 SVDexcitation that forces power exchange. (b) Baseline-baseline

  9. Evolutionary algorithms, chaotic excitations, and structural health monitor : on global search methods for improved damage detection via tailored inputs

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    Olson, Colin C.

    2008-01-01

    of Composite Wing Skin-to-Spar Bonded Joints in Aerospaceare on the top and bottom spar near bolt. All response dataof the upper right accelerometer (top of spar, closest to

  10. Volume 1, 1st Edition, Multiscale Tailoring of Highly Active and Stable Nanocomposite Catalysts, Final Technical Report

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    Veser, Goetz

    2009-08-31

    Nanomaterials have gained much attention as catalysts since the discovery of exceptional CO oxidation activity of nanoscale gold by Haruta. However, many studies avoid testing nanomaterials at the high-temperatures relevant to reactions of interest for the production of clean energy (T > 700°C). The generally poor thermal stability of catalytically active noble metals has thus far prevented significant progress in this area. We have recently overcome the poor thermal stability of nanoparticles by synthesizing a platinum barium-hexaaluminate (Pt-BHA) nanocomposite which combines the high activity of noble metal nanoparticles with the thermal stability of hexaaluminates. This Pt-BHA nanocomposite demonstrates excellent activity, selectivity, and long-term stability in CPOM. Pt-BHA is anchored onto a variety of support structures in order to improve the accessibility, safety, and reactivity of the nanocatalyst. Silica felts prove to be particularly amenable to this supporting procedure, with the resulting supported nanocatalyst proving to be as active and stable for CPOM as its unsupported counterpart. Various pre-treatment conditions are evaluated to determine their effectiveness in removing residual surfactant from the active nanoscale platinum particles. The size of these particles is measured across a wide temperature range, and the resulting “plateau” of stability from 600-900°C can be linked to a particle caging effect due to the structure of the supporting ceramic framework. The nanocomposites are used to catalyze the combustion of a dilute methane stream, and the results indicate enhanced activity for both Pt-BHA as well as ceria-doped BHA, as well as an absence of internal mass transfer limitations at the conditions tested. In water-gas shift reaction, nanocomposite Pt-BHA shows stability during prolonged WGS reaction and no signs of deactivation during start-up/shut-down of the reactor. The chemical and thermal stability, low molecular weight, and wealth of literature on the formation of mesoporous silica materials motivated investigations of nanocomposite silica catalysts. High surface area silicas are synthesized via sol-gel methods, and the addition of metal-salts lead to the formation of stable nanocomposite Ni- and Fe- silicates. The results of these investigations have increased the fundamental understanding and improved the applicability of nanocatalysts for clean energy applications.

  11. Abstract. Tailored porous media is a proposed method of achieving higher heat transfer coefficients while seeking to

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    Raffray, A. René

    divertor. Innovative techniques using porous metal to enhance the heat transfer of gas coolants have been/m 2 with the possibility of managing q" up to 30 MW/m 2 . However, handling higher q" comes at a cost of higher DP and higher system pressure, and/or of lower coolant inlet temperature and lower-quality heat

  12. Design and optimization of a high-efficiency nanoscale 90 light-bending structure by mode selection and tailoring

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    Chau, Kenneth

    before and after the bend. In this paper, we design a nanoscale light-bending struc- ture capable of 90Design and optimization of a high-efficiency nanoscale 90° light-bending structure by mode of a nanoscale structure to enable 90° visible light-bending. The geometry and constituent materials

  13. Tailoring of polarization in electron blocking layer for electron confinement and hole injection in ultraviolet light-emitting diodes

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    Lu, Yu-Hsuan; Pilkuhn, Manfred H. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Microelectronics and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Fu, Yi-Keng; Chu, Mu-Tao [Electronics and Optoelectronics Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu 31040, Taiwan (China); Huang, Shyh-Jer, E-mail: yksu@mail.ncku.edu.tw, E-mail: totaljer48@gmail.com [Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Microelectronics and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Su, Yan-Kuin, E-mail: yksu@mail.ncku.edu.tw, E-mail: totaljer48@gmail.com [Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Microelectronics and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Department of Electronic Engineering, Kun-Shan University, Tainan 71003, Taiwan (China); Wang, Kang L. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2014-03-21

    The influence of the AlGaN electron blocking layer (EBL) with graded aluminum composition on electron confinement and hole injection in AlGaN-based ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are investigated. The light output power of LED with graded AlGaN EBL was markedly improved, comparing to LED with conventional EBL. In experimental results, a high increment of 86.7% can be obtained in light output power. Simulation analysis shows that via proper modification of the barrier profile from the last barrier of the active region to EBL, not only the elimination of electron overflow to p-type layer can be achieved but also the hole injection into the active region can be enhanced, compared to a conventional LED structure. The dominant factor to the performance improvement is shown to be the modulation of polarization field by the graded Al composition in EBL.

  14. Tailor Blank Casting - Control of sheet width using an electromagnetic edge dam in aluminium twin roll casting

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    McBrien, Martin; Allwood, Julian M.; Barekar, Nilam S.

    2015-04-01

    17) from a stainless steel reser- is far enough from the EM edge dam so as not to affect tion of the magnetic field. The entire feed system is pre- cartridge heaters inserted in machined holes in each wers are used for the feed tip and feed tube (2... superheat of 40 ?C compensate. The preheat temperatures were on the capabilities of the cartridge heaters but with sufficient e a steady state could be reached. Fig. 7. C and new the cor compa in Fig. tom po previo carried final so magne closer ence o...

  15. Sequential Processing for Organic Photovoltaics: Design Rules for Morphology Control by Tailored Semi-Orthogonal Solvent Blends

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    2015-01-01

    solvents for the fullerene-casting solution. By tuning thecan be used: blend casting (BC) [ 18,19 ] and sequentialchoice of the fullerene casting co-solvent yields well-

  16. The production of ultra-high purity single isotopes or tailored isotope mixtures by ICP-MS

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    Liezers, Martin; Farmer, Orville T.; Dion, Michael P.; Thomas, Linda MP; Eiden, Gregory C.

    2015-01-01

    We report the development and testing of a simple collector arrangement for a commercial quadrupole ICP-MS that for the first time has been used to produce small quantities of highly enriched (>99.99%) single isotopes, with deposition rates >10 ng/hour. The collector assembly replaces the standard instrument detector allowing for implantation with simultaneous monitoring of the incident ion current. Even under zero bias implant conditions, low energy (<10 eV), ion collection efficiency was observed to be very high ~99%. 151Eu ion currents of 0.1-0.5 nA were collected on a simple, planar foil without resorting to any type of cup configuration. Recovery of the enriched isotope from such foils is much simpler than from a more complex cup configuration. High rejection of adjacent mass isotopes was demonstrated by selectively implanting 167Er without any discernible co-implantation of 166Er and 168Er. The important analytical possibilities of the new approach to isotope ratio measurement, tracer purification and radiation measurements are discussed.

  17. Tailoring the Temperature Coefficient of Capacitance (TCC), Dielectric Loss and Capacitance Density with Ceramic-Polymer Nanocomposites for RF Applications

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    Swaminathan, Madhavan

    matrix- composites is essential to develop capacitors for low-cost RF applications. In this paper we. The processes include (i) combining polymer-matrix and nano-ceramic-fillers, whose TCCs have different signs (ceramic-ceramic- polymer nanocomposite, CCPN) with negative and positive TCC in polymer-matrix thus making

  18. AB 811 enables you to tailor a program that makes sense for your community and constituents. You determine the

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Fellow Local Government Officials: Imagine a program that: Helps your residents and businesses cut and Highways Code to include "energy improve- ments" on private property as public benefits. Through AB 811

  19. Tailoring chitosan/collagen scaffolds for tissue engineering: effect of composition and different crosslinking agents on scaffold properties.

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    Martínez, A.; Blanco, M. D.; Davidenko, N.; Cameron, R. E.

    2015-01-01

    on biocompatible biomaterials, for developing suitable tissue 53 engineering (TE) constructs (Langer, 2000; Langer & Vacanti, 1993). The main 54 function of TE scaffolds, i.e. cell supports, is to mimic the function of extracellular 55 matrix (ECM) which... not only provides an appropriate mechanical environment for 56 cells, but also supplies signals that direct cell attachment, proliferation, differentiation 57 and metabolism. The choice of biomaterials and the selection of experimental 58 conditions...

  20. Gasifier feed: Tailor-made from Illinois coals. Interim final technical report, September 1, 1991--August 31, 1992

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III; Lytle, J.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.; Kohlenberger, L.; Brewer, K. [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)

    1992-12-31

    The main purpose of this project is to produce a feedstock from preparation plant fines from an Illinois coal that is ideal for a slurry fed, slagging, entrained-flow coal gasifier. The high sulfur content and high Btu value of Illinois coals are particularly advantageous in such a gasifier; preliminary calculations indicate that the increased cost of removing sulfur from the gas from a high sulfur coal is more than offset by the increased revenue from the sale of the elemental sulfur; additionally the high Btu Illinois coal concentrates more energy into the slurry of a given coal to water ratio. The Btu is higher not only because of the higher Btu value of the coal but also because Illinois coal requires less water to produce a pumpable slurry than western coal, i.e., as little as 30--35% water may be used for Illinois coal as compared to approximately 45% for most western coals. Destec Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, will provide guidelines and test compatibility of the slurries developed for gasification feedstock. Williams Technologies, Inc., will provide their expertise in long distance slurry pumping, and test selected products for viscosity, pumpability, and handleability. The Illinois State Geological Survey will study methods for producing clean coal/water slurries from preparation plant wastes including the concentration of pyritic sulfur into the coal slurry to increase the revenue from elemental sulfur produced during gasification operations, and decrease the pyritic sulfur content of the waste streams. ISGS will also test the gasification reactivity of the coals.

  1. Gasifier feed: Tailor-made from Illinois coals. Final technical report, September 1, 1991--December 31, 1992

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    Ehrlinger, H.P. III [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States); Lytle, J.M.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.A.; Kohlenberger, L.B.; Brewer, K.K. [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)]|[DESTEC Energy (United States)]|[Williams Technologies, Inc. (United States)]|[Illinois Coal Association (United States)

    1992-12-31

    The main purpose of this project was to produce a feedstock from preparation plant fines from an Illinois (IL) coal that is ideal for a slurry fed, slagging, entrained-flow coal gasifier. The high-sulfur content and high-Btu value of IL coals are Particularly advantageous in such a gasifier; preliminary-calculations indicate that the increased cost of removing sulfur from the gas from a high-sulfur coal is more than offset b the increased revenue from the sale of the elemental sulfur; additionally the high-Btu IL coal concentrates more energy into the slurry of a given coal to water ratio. The Btu is--higher not only because of the hither Btu value of the coal but also because IL coal requires less water to produce a pumpable slurry than western coal, i.e., as little as 30--35% water may be used for IL coal as compared to approximately 45% for most western coals. During the contract extension, additional coal testing was completed confirming the fact that coal concentrates can be made from plant waste under a variety of flotation conditions 33 tests were conducted, yielding an average of 13326 Btu with 9.6% ash while recovering 86.0%-Of the energy value.

  2. Politecnico of Turin Master Thesis

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    Politecnico of Turin Master Thesis Extending the non-equilibrium square gradient model of the thesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Theoretical framework and estention

  3. Birgit Kaufmann's Homepage

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    Research Area: Mathematical Physics. Non-equilibrium systems; Quantum wire networks from triply-periodic minimal surfaces; Finite-size scaling in atomic ...

  4. THERMOELECTRIC GENERATION OF CHARGE IMBALANCE AT A SUPERCONDUCTOR-NORMAL METAL INTERFACE

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    Van Harlingen, D.J.

    2014-01-01

    in Non-equilibrium Superconductivity, Phonons, and KapitzaD. Bedard, in SQUID: Superconducting Quantum Inter- ference1 (a) At a normal metal-superconductor interface, an applied

  5. ARTICLE IN PRESS UNCORRECTEDPROOF

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    effects during adsorption of n-butane on a silicalite-1 membrane: A non-equilibrium molecular dynamics adsorption of n-butane on a silicalite-1 membrane: A non-equilibrium molecular dynamics study I. Inzoli, J the kinetics of adsorption of n-butane molecules in a silicalite membrane. We have chosen this simple well

  6. Philipp Nuske*, Rainer Helmig*, S. Majid Hassanizadeh

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    Cirpka, Olaf Arie

    of Hydrosystems Chemical and Thermal Non-Equilibrium: Kinetic Mass & Energy Transfer Motivation Modeling Non. 1756-1766 [3] Ochs, S.O. et al.: Methods for predicting the spreading of steam below the water table is actually driven by difference in chemical potential influence of thermal non-equilibrium on kinetic mass

  7. IOP PUBLISHING NANOTECHNOLOGY Nanotechnology 20 (2009) 365701 (11pp) doi:10.1088/0957-4484/20/36/365701

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    Tomar, Vikas

    2009-01-01

    by performing non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) simulations to calculate thermal conductivity of a range of multilayered structures. (Some figures in this article are in colour only in the electronic version) 1 for multilayered structures is analyzed by performing non- equilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) simulations

  8. EPL, 93 (2011) 60002 www.epljournal.org doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/93/60002

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    Cohen, Doron

    2011-01-01

    or weakly interacting driven systems. Such "sparse" systems reach a novel non-equilibrium steady state (NESS case the quantum NESS might differ enormously from the stochastic NESS, with saturation temperature ensemble is analyzed. Copyright c EPLA, 2011 The study of systems with non-equilibrium steady state (NESS

  9. The Green-Kubo formula for the spin-fermion system V. Jaksic1

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    non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) characterized by strictly positive entropy production. In this paper we study linear response in this NESS and prove the Green-Kubo formula and the Onsager reciprocity of non-equilibrium steady states (NESS). In the papers [JOP1, JOP2] we have bypassed this difficulty

  10. The driven overdamped mean field model Non-eq. free energies for the mean field model

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    Dauxois, Thierry

    The driven overdamped mean field model Non-eq. free energies for the mean field model Large deviations for turbulent flows Non-Equilibrium Free Energies for Particle Systems and Turbulent Flows F Treilles. F. Bouchet ENSL-CNRS Non-Equilibrium Free Energies #12;The driven overdamped mean field model Non

  11. Design and Tailoring of a Three-Dimensional TiO2-Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite for Fast Lithium Storage

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    Cao, Guozhong

    and thereby is inherently safe by avoiding Li electroplating. Furthermore, the TiO2 has high reversible,12,13 and coat the TiO2 particles with an electron-conducting layer.7,9,14,15 The hybrid nanostructure electrode

  12. Tailoring the composition of ultrathin, ternary alloy PtRuFe nanowires for the methanol oxidation reaction and formic acid oxidation reaction

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    Scofield, Megan E.; Koenigsmann, Christopher; Wang, Lei; Lui, Haiqing; Wong, Stanislaus S.

    2014-11-25

    In the search for alternatives to conventional Pt electrocatalysts, we have synthesized ultrathin, ternary PtRuFe nanowires (NW), possessing different chemical compositions in order to probe their CO tolerance as well as electrochemical activity as a function of composition for both (i) the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) and (ii) the formic acid oxidation reaction (FAOR). As-prepared ‘multifunctional’ ternary NW catalysts exhibited both higher MOR and FAOR activity as compared with binary Pt?Ru? NW, monometallic Pt NW, and commercial catalyst control samples. In terms of synthetic novelty, we utilized a sustainably mild, ambient wet-synthesis method never previously applied to the fabrication of crystalline, pure ternary systems in order to fabricate ultrathin, homogeneous alloy PtRuFe NWs with a range of controlled compositions. These NWs were subsequently characterized using a suite of techniques including XRD, TEM, SAED, and EDAX in order to verify not only the incorporation of Ru and Fe into the Pt lattice but also their chemical homogeneity, morphology, as well as physical structure and integrity. Lastly, these NWs were electrochemically tested in order to deduce the appropriateness of conventional explanations such as (i) the bi-functional mechanism as well as (ii) the ligand effect to account for our MOR and FAOR reaction data. Specifically, methanol oxidation appears to be predominantly influenced by the Ru content, whereas formic acid oxidation is primarily impacted by the corresponding Fe content within the ternary metal alloy catalyst itself.

  13. TAILORING X-RAY BEAM ENERGY SPECTRUM TO ENHANCE IMAGE QUALITY OF NEW RADIOGRAPHY CONTRAST AGENTS BASED ON GD OR OTHER LANTHANIDES.

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    DILMANIAN,F.A.; WEINMANN,H.J.; ZHONG,Z.; BACARIAN,T.; RIGON,L.; BUTTON,T.M.; REN,B.; WU,X.Y.; ZHONG,N.; ATKINS,H.L.

    2001-02-17

    Gadovist, a 1.0-molar Gd contrast agent from Schering AG, Berlin Germany, in use in clinical MPI in Europe, was evaluated as a radiography contrast agent. In a collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Schering AG is developing several such lanthanide-based contrast agents, while BNL evaluates them using different x-my beam energy spectra. These energy spectra include a ''truly'' monochromatic beam (0.2 keV energy bandwidth) from the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), BNL, tuned above the Gd K-edge, and x-ray-tube beams from different kVp settings and beam filtrations. Radiographs of rabbits' kidneys were obtained with Gadovist at the NSLS. Furthermore, a clinical radiography system was used for imaging rabbits' kidneys comparing Gadovist and Conray, an iodinated contrast agent. The study, using 74 kVp and standard Al beam filter for Conray and 66 kVp and an additional 1.5 mm Cu beam filter for Gadovist, produced comparable images for Gadovist and Conray; the injection volumes were the same, while the radiation absorbed dose for Gadovist was slightly smaller. A bent-crystal silicon monochromator operating in the Laue diffraction mode was developed and tested with a conventional x-ray tube beam; it narrows the energy spectrum to about 4 keV around the anode tungsten's Ku line. Preliminary beam-flux results indicate that the method could be implemented in clinical CT if x-ray tubes with {approximately} twice higher output become available.

  14. Tailored Assemblies of Rod-Coil Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-b-Polystyrene Diblock Copolymers: Adaptable Building Blocks for High-Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors

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    Xiao, Kai [ORNL; Yu, Xiang [ORNL; Chen, Jihua [ORNL; Lavrik, Nickolay V [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby [ORNL; Geohegan, David B [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    The self-assembly process and resulting structure of a series of conductive diblock copolymer thin films of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-b-Polystyrene (P3HT-b-PS) have been studied by TEM, SAED, GIXD and AFM and additionally by first principles modeling and simulation. By varying the molecular weight of the P3HT segment, these block copolymers undergo microphase separation and self-assemble into nanostructured sphere, lamellae, nanofiber, and nanoribbon in the films. Within the diblock copolymer thin film, the convalently bonded PS blocks segregated to form amorphous domains, however, the conductive P3HT blocks were crystalline, exhibiting highly-ordered molecular packing with their alkyl side chains aligned along to the normal to the substrate and the - stacking direction of the thiophene rings aligned parallel to the substrate. The conductive P3HY block copolymers exhibited significant improvements in organic feild-effect transistor (OFET) performance and environmental stability as compared to P3HT homopolymers, with up to a factor of two increase in measured moblity (0.08 cm2/Vs ) for the P4 (85 wt% P3HT). Overall, this work demonstrates that the high degree of molecular order induced by bock copolymer phase separation can improve the transport properties and stability of conductive polymer critical for high-performance OFET s.

  15. Control of lasing in fully chaotic open microcavities by tailoring the shape Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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    Cao, Hui

    for classical and quantum chaos.1 The ray mechanics in a stadium billiard exhibits "full chaos," i fabricated by photolithography and wet chemical etching. The scanning electron microscope SEM images show

  16. Trial Protocol: Using genotype to tailor prescribing of nicotine replacement therapy: a randomised controlled trial assessing impact of communication upon adherence

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    Marteau, Theresa M.; Munafo, Marcus R.; Aveyard, Paul; Hill, Chloe; Whitwell, Sophia C. L.; Willis, Thomas A.; Crockett, Rachel A.; Hollands, Gareth J.; Johnstone, Elaine C.; Wright, Alison J.; Prevost, A. Toby; Armstrong, David; Sutton, Stephen; Kinmonth, Ann Louise

    2010-11-09

    November 2010 Marteau et al. BMC Public Health 2010, 10:680 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/10/680 Page 9 of 10 References 1. Mooney ME, Leventhal AM, Hatsukami DK: Attitudes and knowledge about nicotine and nicotine replacement therapy. Nicotine... , Biomarkers & Prevention 2002, 11:521-528. 25. Wu JR, Moser DK, Lennie TA, Burkhart PV: Medication adherence in patients who have heart failure: A review of the literature. Nursing Clinics of North America 2008, 43:133-153. 26. Shiffman S: Use of more nicotine...

  17. The Best of Two Tests: A Hybrid Test for Balancing Right of Publicity and First Amendment Interests Tailored to the Complexities of Video Games

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    Frontera, Nicholas E.

    2015-01-01

    at Stake in NCAA Football????????????????????228 1. Applyingin NCAA Football????????????????????????????????? 230 1.many other real-life college football players in their NCAA

  18. Tailoring the composition of ultrathin, ternary alloy PtRuFe nanowires for the methanol oxidation reaction and formic acid oxidation reaction

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    Scofield, Megan E. [State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Koenigsmann, Christopher [State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Wang, Lei [State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Lui, Haiqing [State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Wong, Stanislaus S. [State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2015-01-01

    In the search for alternatives to conventional Pt electrocatalysts, we have synthesized ultrathin, ternary PtRuFe nanowires (NW), possessing different chemical compositions in order to probe their CO tolerance as well as electrochemical activity as a function of composition for both (i) the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) and (ii) the formic acid oxidation reaction (FAOR). As-prepared ‘multifunctional’ ternary NW catalysts exhibited both higher MOR and FAOR activity as compared with binary Pt?Ru? NW, monometallic Pt NW, and commercial catalyst control samples. In terms of synthetic novelty, we utilized a sustainably mild, ambient wet-synthesis method never previously applied to the fabrication of crystalline, pure ternary systems in order to fabricate ultrathin, homogeneous alloy PtRuFe NWs with a range of controlled compositions. These NWs were subsequently characterized using a suite of techniques including XRD, TEM, SAED, and EDAX in order to verify not only the incorporation of Ru and Fe into the Pt lattice but also their chemical homogeneity, morphology, as well as physical structure and integrity. Lastly, these NWs were electrochemically tested in order to deduce the appropriateness of conventional explanations such as (i) the bi-functional mechanism as well as (ii) the ligand effect to account for our MOR and FAOR reaction data. Specifically, methanol oxidation appears to be predominantly influenced by the Ru content, whereas formic acid oxidation is primarily impacted by the corresponding Fe content within the ternary metal alloy catalyst itself.

  19. Tailoring the composition of ultrathin, ternary alloy PtRuFe nanowires for the methanol oxidation reaction and formic acid oxidation reaction

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    Scofield, Megan E.; Koenigsmann, Christopher; Wang, Lei; Liu, Haiqing; Wong, Stanislaus S.

    2014-11-25

    In the search for alternatives to conventional Pt electrocatalysts, we have synthesized ultrathin, ternary PtRuFe nanowires (NW), possessing different chemical compositions in order to probe their CO tolerance as well as electrochemical activity as a function of composition for both (i) the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) and (ii) the formic acid oxidation reaction (FAOR). As-prepared ‘multifunctional’ ternary NW catalysts exhibited both higher MOR and FAOR activity as compared with binary Pt?Ru? NW, monometallic Pt NW, and commercial catalyst control samples. In terms of synthetic novelty, we utilized a sustainably mild, ambient wet-synthesis method never previously applied to the fabrication ofmore »crystalline, pure ternary systems in order to fabricate ultrathin, homogeneous alloy PtRuFe NWs with a range of controlled compositions. Thus, these NWs were subsequently characterized using a suite of techniques including XRD, TEM, SAED, and EDAX in order to verify not only the incorporation of Ru and Fe into the Pt lattice but also their chemical homogeneity, morphology, as well as physical structure and integrity. Lastly, these NWs were electrochemically tested in order to deduce the appropriateness of conventional explanations such as (i) the bi-functional mechanism as well as (ii) the ligand effect to account for our MOR and FAOR reaction data. Specifically, methanol oxidation appears to be predominantly influenced by the Ru content, whereas formic acid oxidation is primarily impacted by the corresponding Fe content within the ternary metal alloy catalyst itself.« less

  20. Tailoring single-cycle electromagnetic pulses in the 2-9 THz frequency range using DAST/SiO2 multilayer structures pumped at Ti:sapphire wavelength

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    Stepanov, Andrei G; Bonacina, Luigi; Wolf, Jean-Pierre; Hauri, Christoph P

    2014-01-01

    We present a numerical parametric study of single-cycle electromagnetic pulse generation in a DAST/SiO2 multilayer structure via collinear optical rectification of 800 nm femtosecond laser pulses. It is shown that modifications of the thicknesses of the DAST and SiO2 layers allow tuning of the average frequency of the generated THz pulses in the frequency range from 3 to 6 THz. The laser-to-THz energy conversion efficiency in the proposed structures is compared with that in a bulk DAST crystal and a quasi-phase-matching periodically poled DAST crystal and shows significant enhancement.

  1. Record figure of merit values of highly stoichiometric Sb2Te3 porous bulk synthesized from tailor-made molecular precursors in ionic liquids

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    Heimann, Stefan; Schulz, Stephan; Schaumann, Julian; Mudring, Anja; Stötzel, Julia; Maculewicz, Franziska; Schierning, Gabi

    2015-08-06

    We report on the synthesis of Sb2Te3 nanoparticles with record-high figure of merit values of up to 1.5. The central thermoelectric parameters, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient, were independently optimized. Critical influence of porosity for the fabrication of highly efficient thermoelectric materials is firstly demonstrated, giving a strong guidance for the optimization of other thermoelectric materials.

  2. Tailoring the composition of ultrathin, ternary alloy PtRuFe nanowires for the methanol oxidation reaction and formic acid oxidation reaction

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    Scofield, Megan E.; Koenigsmann, Christopher; Wang, Lei; Liu, Haiqing; Wong, Stanislaus S.

    2014-11-25

    In the search for alternatives to conventional Pt electrocatalysts, we have synthesized ultrathin, ternary PtRuFe nanowires (NW), possessing different chemical compositions in order to probe their CO tolerance as well as electrochemical activity as a function of composition for both (i) the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) and (ii) the formic acid oxidation reaction (FAOR). As-prepared ‘multifunctional’ ternary NW catalysts exhibited both higher MOR and FAOR activity as compared with binary Pt?Ru? NW, monometallic Pt NW, and commercial catalyst control samples. In terms of synthetic novelty, we utilized a sustainably mild, ambient wet-synthesis method never previously applied to the fabrication of crystalline, pure ternary systems in order to fabricate ultrathin, homogeneous alloy PtRuFe NWs with a range of controlled compositions. Thus, these NWs were subsequently characterized using a suite of techniques including XRD, TEM, SAED, and EDAX in order to verify not only the incorporation of Ru and Fe into the Pt lattice but also their chemical homogeneity, morphology, as well as physical structure and integrity. Lastly, these NWs were electrochemically tested in order to deduce the appropriateness of conventional explanations such as (i) the bi-functional mechanism as well as (ii) the ligand effect to account for our MOR and FAOR reaction data. Specifically, methanol oxidation appears to be predominantly influenced by the Ru content, whereas formic acid oxidation is primarily impacted by the corresponding Fe content within the ternary metal alloy catalyst itself.

  3. Department of Physics & Institute of Computational and

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    Cheung, Yiu-ming

    , Academia Sinica, Taiwan Wednesday May 14, 2014 2:30pm ­ 3:30pm (Tea will be served) T909 Science Tower, HK calculations based on non-equilibrium Green's function method. Physical phenomena such as electron tunneling

  4. Application of Rosenbrock Methods to Tightly Coupled Multiphysics Simulations in Nuclear Science and Engineering 

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    Hansel, Joshua 1989-

    2011-04-27

    multiphysics problems found in nuclear science and engineering: (1) the Point Reactor Kinetics Equations (PRKE) with temperature-induced reactivity feedback, and (2) non-equilibrium radiation diffusion. To assess the merits of Rosenbrock methods, a measure...

  5. cover image a dye-filled optical microresonator

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    Loss, Daniel

    in the centre of the confining potential. Such photon thermalization is an important step towards a Bose­einstein microcavities can undergo Bose­einstein condensation, but under non-equilibrium conditions. now, quantized

  6. Characterization of the Influence of a Favorable Pressure Gradient on the Basic Structure of a Mach 5.0 High Reynolds Number Supersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer 

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    Tichenor, Nathan R.

    2010-10-12

    High-speed high Reynolds number boundary layer flows with mechanical non-equilibrium effects have numerous practical applications; examples include access-to-space ascent, re-entry and descent, and military hypersonic ...

  7. On Statistical Field Theory T-Life Research Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China

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    Hao, Bailin

    . The phenomenological theory of superconductivity, obtained from the equilibrium condition F i = 0 was so good as to include the theory of the type II superconductors. Now we want to extend it to non-equilibrium situation

  8. Physica A 390 (2011) 3142 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Struchtrup, Henning

    2011-01-01

    : www.elsevier.com/locate/physa Interface model for non-equilibrium evaporation J.P. Caputa , Henning. J. Heat Mass Transfer 42 (1999) 4107] and Maxwell type interface conditions with accommodation

  9. Tunable spatial heterogeneity in structure and composition within aqueous microfluidic droplets

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    Hui, Sophia Lee Su

    In this paper, we demonstrate biphasic microfluidic droplets with broadly tunable internal structures, from simple near-equilibrium drop-in-drop morphologies to complex yet uniform non-equilibrium steady-state structures. ...

  10. arXiv:1410.6953v3[astro-ph.CO]18Dec2014 Compton light pressure and spectral imprint of relic radiation on cosmic electrons

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    Kaplan, Alexander

    - energy spectral distribution transpires via formation of "frozen non-equilibrium" state of electrons tails [1c], laser levitation [2] and mirrors dynamics [3], solar sail [4], light lift [5], cooling

  11. FROM DYNAMIC TO STATIC LARGE DEVIATIONS IN BOUNDARY DRIVEN EXCLUSION PARTICLE SYSTEMS

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    developments on the non­equilibrium stationary measures by Derrida, Lebowitz and Speer [4] and the more closely, Derrida, Lebowitz and Speer [4] obtained the explicit form of the rate function for the large deviation

  12. The Rate-Controlled Constrained-Equilibrium Approach to Far-From-Local-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

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    Beretta, Gian Paolo

    The Rate-Controlled Constrained-Equilibrium (RCCE) method for the description of the time-dependent behavior of dynamical systems in non-equilibrium states is a general, effective, physically based method for model order ...

  13. Author's personal copy Magnetotransport properties of thin CFe films

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    Adams, Philip W.

    non-equilibrium processes such as quench-condensation. Of these, cementite, CFe3, has received nitrogen cooled, fire polished silica glass substrates in a 0.4- Torr vacuum by direct e-beam deposition

  14. Single-well Modeling of Coalbed Methane Production 

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    Martynova, Elena

    2014-01-14

    of the coal seam are considered. The study objective was formulation of a computation framework based on material balance equation and incorporating non-equilibrium nature of gas desorption, matrix shrinkage and geomechanically dependent relative permeability...

  15. Thermodynamics with 3 Spins

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    Eward May; Jack L. Uretsky

    2011-06-14

    Glauber dynamics, applied to the one-dimensional Ising model, provides a tractable model for the study of non-equilibrium, many-body processes driven by a heat bath

  16. RADIATION SOLID STATE PHYSICS R.F. Konopleva

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    Titov, Anatoly

    233 RADIATION SOLID STATE PHYSICS R.F. Konopleva The development of the nuclear and nuclear fusion, and the thermonuclear devices. In this connection the "Laboratory of the non-equilibrium electronic processes

  17. Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Ultra-Thin Poly(methyl methacrylate) Films 

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    Silva Hernandez, Carlos Ardenis A.

    2011-08-08

    The thermal conductivity of PMMA films with thicknesses from 5 to 50 nanometers and layered over a treated silicon substrate is explored numerically by the application of the reverse non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) technique...

  18. Hypersonic nonequilibrium flow simulations over a blunt body using bgk simulations 

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    Jain, Sunny

    2009-05-15

    . The objective of this thesis is to develop improved computational tools for hypersonic aerodynamics accounting for non-equilibrium effects. A survey of the fundamental theory and mathematical modeling pertaining to modeling high temperature flow physics...

  19. A mathematical and experimental study of caustic flooding 

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    Shen, Tsu-Cheng

    1985-01-01

    : Dr. Ching Buang Wu A simple non-equilibrium chemical displacement model for continuous, linear, caustic flooding of crude oil is presented. The laboratory experiments were conducted to support the numerical simulation and to verify the results.... The unique feature of this mathematic study is that it includes the chemistry of the acid hydrolysis to produce surfactants and the chemical reaction rate under the non- equilibrium state. The in-situ generated surfactant was presumed to alter the oil...

  20. Tailoring the surface properties of LiNi0.4Mn0.4Co0.2O? by titanium substitution for improved high voltage cycling performance

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    Wolff-Goodrich, Silas; Xin, Huolin L.; Lin, Feng; Markus, Isaac M.; Nordlund, Dennis; Asta, Mark; Doeff, Marca M.

    2015-07-30

    The present research aims to provide insights into the behavior of LiNi0.4Mn0.4Co0.2O2 (NMC442) and LiNi0.4Mn0.4Co0.2O? (NMC442-Ti02) cathode materials under galvanostatic cycling to high potentials, in the context of previous work which predicted that Ti-substituted variants should deliver higher capacities and exhibit better cycling stability than the unsubstituted compounds. It is found that NMC cathodes containing Ti show equivalent capacity fading but greater specific capacity than those without Ti in the same potential range. When repeatedly charged to the same degree of delithiation, NMC cathodes containing Ti showed better capacity retention. Soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) spectra for Mn and Comore »indicated increased reduction in these elements for NMC cathodes without Ti, indicating that the substitution of Ti for Co acts to suppress the formation of a high impedance rock salt phase at the surface of NMC cathode particles. The results of this study validate the adoption of a facile change to existing NMC chemistries to improve cathode capacity retention under high voltage cycling conditions.« less