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Local non-equilibrium thermodynamics  

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Local Shannon entropy lies at the heart of modern thermodynamics, with much discussion of trajectory-dependent entropy production. When taken at both boundaries of a process in phase space, it reproduces the second law of thermodynamics over a finite time interval for small scale systems. However, given that entropy is an ensemble property, it has never been clear how one can assign such a quantity locally. Given such a fundamental omission in our knowledge, we construct a new ensemble composed of trajectories reaching an individual microstate, and show that locally defined entropy, information, and free energy are properties of the ensemble, or trajectory-independent true thermodynamic potentials. We find that the Boltzmann-Gibbs distribution and Landauer's principle can be generalized naturally as properties of the ensemble, and that trajectory-free state functions of the ensemble govern the exact mechanism of non-equilibrium relaxation.

Jinwoo, Lee

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium many body dynamics  

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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.

Creutz, M.; Gyulassy, M.

1997-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Non--Equilibrium Blunt Body Flow 1 Analysis of NonEquilibrium, Hypersonic Blunt  

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Non--Equilibrium Blunt Body Flow 1 Analysis of Non­Equilibrium, Hypersonic Blunt Body Flow streamline quantities and the stagnation point heat transfer in hypersonic flows about spheres or cylinders, as two-- dimensional hypersonic flows about spheres or cylinders exhibit an approximate local similarity

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Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics of Spacetime  

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It has previously been shown that the Einstein equation can be derived from the requirement that the Clausius relation dS = dQ/T hold for all local acceleration horizons through each spacetime point, where dS is one quarter the horizon area change in Planck units, and dQ and T are the energy flux across the horizon and Unruh temperature seen by an accelerating observer just inside the horizon. Here we show that a curvature correction to the entropy that is polynomial in the Ricci scalar requires a non-equilibrium treatment. The corresponding field equation is derived from the entropy balance relation dS =dQ/T+dS_i, where dS_i is a bulk viscosity entropy production term that we determine by imposing energy-momentum conservation. Entropy production can also be included in pure Einstein theory by allowing for shear viscosity of the horizon.

Christopher Eling; Raf Guedens; Ted Jacobson

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-exchange stochastic models for non-equilibrium  

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Non-equilibrium steady states are subject to intense investigations but still poorly understood. For instance, the derivation of Fourier law in Hamiltonian systems is a problem that still poses several obstacles. In order to investigate non-equilibrium systems, stochastic models of energy-exchange have been introduced and they have been used to identify universal properties of non-equilibrium. In these notes, after a brief review of the problem of anomalous transport in 1-dimensional Hamiltonian systems, some boundary-driven interacting random systems are considered and the "duality approach" to their rigorous mathematical treatment is reviewed. Duality theory, of which a brief introduction is given, is a powerful technique to deal with Markov processes and interacting particle systems. The content of these notes is mainly based on the papers [10, 11, 12].

Chiara Franceschini; Cristian Giardina

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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DSMC predictions of non-equilibrium reaction rates.  

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A set of Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) chemical-reaction models recently proposed by Bird and based solely on the collision energy and the vibrational energy levels of the species involved is applied to calculate nonequilibrium chemical-reaction rates for atmospheric reactions in hypersonic flows. The DSMC non-equilibrium model predictions are in good agreement with theoretical models and experimental measurements. The observed agreement provides strong evidence that modeling chemical reactions using only the collision energy and the vibrational energy levels provides an accurate method for predicting non-equilibrium chemical-reaction rates.

Gallis, Michail A.; Bond, Ryan Bomar; Torczynski, John Robert

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady quantum coherence in non-equilibrium environment  

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We study the steady state of a three-level system in contact with a non-equilibrium environment, which is composed of two independent heat baths at different temperatures. We derive a master equation to describe the non-equilibrium process of the system. For the three level systems with two dipole transitions, i.e., the $\\Lambda$-type and V-type, we find that the interferences of two transitions in a non-equilibrium environment can give rise to non-vanishing steady quantum coherence, namely, there exist non-zero off-diagonal terms in the steady state density matrix (in the energy representation). Moreover, the non-vanishing off-diagonal terms increase with the temperature difference of the two heat baths. Such interferences of the transitions were usually omitted by secular approximation, for it was usually believed that they only take effect in short time behavior and do not affect the steady state. Here we show that, in non-equilibrium systems, such omission would lead to the neglect of the steady quantum coherence.

Sheng-Wen Li; C. Y. Cai; C. P. Sun

2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The Fluctuation and NonEquilibrium Free Energy Theorems -Theory & Experiment The Fluctuation and NonEquilibrium Free Energy Theorems  

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and NonEquilibrium Free Energy Theorems - Theory & Experiment. Denis J. Evans, Edie Sevick, Genmaio Wang, David Carberry, Emil Mittag and James Reid Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University was given by Evans, Cohen & Morriss, 1993. This statement was for isoenergetic nonequilibrium steady states

Evans, Denis

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Non-equilibrium fission processes in intermediate energy nuclear collisions  

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We have measured the target fragment yields, angular and energy distributions for the interaction of 12-16 MeV/A/sup 32/S with /sup 165/Ho and /sup 197/Au and for the interaction of 32 and 44 MeV/A /sup 40/Ar with /sup 197/Au. The Au fission fragments associated with the peripheral collision peak in the folding angle distribution originate in a normal, ''slow'' fission process in which statistical equilibrium has been established. At the two lowest projectile energies, the Au fission fragments associated with the central collision peak in the folding angle distribution originate in part from ''fast'' (/tau//approximately//sup /minus/23/s), non-equilibrium processes. Most of the Ho fission fragments originate in non- equilibrium processes. The fast, non-equilibrium process giving rise to these fragments has many of the characteristics of ''fast fission'', but the cross sections associated with these fragments are larger than one would expect from current theories of ''fast fission. '' 14 refs., 8 figs.

Loveland, W.; Casey, C.; Xu, Z.; Seaborg, G.T.; Aleklett, K.; Sihver, L.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of damped Timoshenko and damped Bresse systems  

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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.

Manh Hong Duong

2014-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethanol reforming in non-equilibrium plasma of glow discharge  

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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.

Levko, D

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium electromagnetic fluctuations: Heat transfer and interactions  

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The Casimir force between arbitrary objects in equilibrium is related to scattering from individual bodies. We extend this approach to heat transfer and Casimir forces in non-equilibrium cases where each body, and the environment, is at a different temperature. The formalism tracks the radiation from each body and its scatterings by the other objects. We discuss the radiation from a cylinder, emphasizing its polarized nature, and obtain the heat transfer between a sphere and a plate, demonstrating the validity of proximity transfer approximation at close separations and arbitrary temperatures.

Matthias Krüger; Thorsten Emig; Mehran Kardar

2011-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Equilibrium Conformal Field Theories with Impurities  

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We present a construction of non-equilibrium steady states within conformal field theory. These states sustain energy flows between two quantum systems, initially prepared at different temperatures, whose dynamical properties are represented by two, possibly different, conformal field theories connected through an impurity. This construction relies on a real time formulation of conformal defect dynamics based on a field scattering picture parallelizing - but yet different from - the Euclidean formulation. We present the basic characteristics of this formulation and give an algebraic construction of the real time scattering maps that we illustrate in the case of SU(2)-based conformal field theories.

D. Bernard; B. Doyon; J. Viti

2015-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium Statistical Approach to Friction Models  

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A geometric approach to the friction phenomena is presented. It is based on the holographic view which has recently been popular in the theoretical physics community. We see the system in one-dimension-higher space. The heat-producing phenomena are most widely treated by using the non-equilibrium statistical physics. We take 2 models of the earthquake. The dissipative systems are here formulated from the geometric standpoint. The statistical fluctuation is taken into account by using the (generalized) Feynman's path-integral.

Shoichi Ichinose

2014-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium magnetic interactions in strongly correlated systems  

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We formulate a low-energy theory for the magnetic interactions between electrons in the multi-band Hubbard model under non-equilibrium conditions determined by an external time-dependent electric field which simulates laser-induced spin dynamics. We derive expressions for dynamical exchange parameters in terms of non-equilibrium electronic Green functions and self-energies, which can be computed, e.g., with the methods of time-dependent dynamical mean-field theory. Moreover, we find that a correct description of the system requires, in addition to exchange, a new kind of magnetic interaction, that we name twist exchange, which formally resembles Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya coupling, but is not due to spin–orbit, and is actually due to an effective three-spin interaction. Our theory allows the evaluation of the related time-dependent parameters as well. -- Highlights: •We develop a theory for magnetism of strongly correlated systems out of equilibrium. •Our theory is suitable for laser-induced ultrafast magnetization dynamics. •We write time-dependent exchange parameters in terms of electronic Green functions. •We find a new magnetic interaction, a “twist exchange”. •We give general expressions for magnetic noise in itinerant-electron systems.

Secchi, A., E-mail: a.secchi@science.ru.nl [Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (Netherlands); Brener, S.; Lichtenstein, A.I. [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universitat Hamburg, Jungiusstraße 9, D-20355 Hamburg (Germany)] [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universitat Hamburg, Jungiusstraße 9, D-20355 Hamburg (Germany); Katsnelson, M.I. [Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (Netherlands)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple temperature kinetic model and gas-kinetic method for hypersonic non-equilibrium flow computations  

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Multiple temperature kinetic model and gas-kinetic method for hypersonic non-equilibrium flow. For the non-equilibrium flow computations, i.e., the nozzle flow and hypersonic rarefied flow over flat plate-kinetic method; Hypersonic and rarefied flows 1. Introduction The development of aerospace technology has

Xu, Kun

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Strongly interacting Fermi gases : non-equilibrium dynamics and dimensional crossover  

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Experiments using ultracold atomic gases address fundamental problems in many-body physics. This thesis describes experiments on strongly-interacting gases of fermionic atoms, with a focus on non-equilibrium physics and ...

Sommer, Ariel T. (Ariel Tjodolv)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 26, 052001 (2014) Capturing non-equilibrium phenomena in rarefied  

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PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 26, 052001 (2014) Capturing non-equilibrium phenomena in rarefied polyatomic: 142.104.86.60 On: Mon, 05 May 2014 20:27:14 #12;052001-2 B. Rahimi and H. Struchtrup Phys. Fluids 26

Struchtrup, Henning

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

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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) yields remarkably detailed structural information about virtually any molecule. However, its application to non-equilibrium systems is hampered by a lack of sensitivity. To increase the amount of signal that can...

Bowen, Sean Michael

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Influence of Penning effect on the plasma features in a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma 2014 23:18:06 #12;Influence of Penning effect on the plasma features in a non-equilibrium atmospheric March 2014) Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) is a cold plasma source that promises

Zexian, Cao

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Note: Local thermal conductivities from boundary driven non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations  

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We report non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of heat transport in models of molecular fluids. We show that the “local” thermal conductivities obtained from non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations agree within numerical accuracy with equilibrium Green-Kubo computations. Our results support the local equilibrium hypothesis for transport properties. We show how to use the local dependence of the thermal gradients to quantify the thermal conductivity of molecular fluids for a wide range of thermodynamic states using a single simulation.

Bresme, F., E-mail: f.bresme@imperial.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, Chemical Physics Section, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway); Armstrong, J., E-mail: j.armstrong@imperial.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, Chemical Physics Section, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell using Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics: A Second Law analysis of assumptions and parameters:.  

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??In this work, a model derived from Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, for the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, was utilized in order to explore the effect of… (more)

Garcia Navarro, J.C.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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effective stress is tensile near the injection well, illustrating the thermal contraction of the rock, whileThermal recovery from a fractured medium in local thermal non-equilibrium Rachel Geleta, Australia Abstract Thermal recovery from a hot dry rock reservoir viewed as a deformable fractured medium

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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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. When1 Transient Analysis of Data Traffic in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Non-equilibrium Statistical

Li, Husheng

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

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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

Boyer, Edmond

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Non-equilibrium phase transition in mesoscopic biochemical systems: from stochastic to nonlinear dynamics and beyond  

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...challenging questions in biological physics is whether non-equilibrium...not smooth itself. So one does not have a phi(x). For...1983 Stochastic processes in physics and chemistry. Amsterdam...54 Gardiner, C. W. 1985 Handbook of stochastic methods. Berlin...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic effects of non-equilibrium plasma-assisted methane oxidation on diffusion flame extinction limits  

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. The prod- ucts of plasma assisted CH4 oxidation were measured using the Two-photon Absorption Laser to understand the role of plasma generated species on ignition, flame speed, and flame stabilization. For ignition studies, the reduction of ignition delay time by non-equilibrium nanosecond pulsed discharges

Ju, Yiguang

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

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the fundamental scientific question: ?Does thermal non-equilibrium alter the decay rate of turbulence?? The results of this study show that the answer is ?Yes.? The results demonstrate a clear coupling between thermal non-equilibrium and turbulence transport... ................................................................... 86 2.70 Macor-aluminum test section (exploded view) ....................................... 87 2.71 Upwind flange .......................................................................................... 88 2.72 Macor slab...

Fuller, T. J.

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Strongly anisotropic non-equilibrium phase transition in Ising models with friction  

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The non-equilibrium phase transition in driven two-dimensional Ising models with two different geometries is investigated using Monte Carlo methods as well as analytical calculations. The models show dissipation through fluctuation induced friction near the critical point. We first consider high driving velocities and demonstrate that both systems are in the same universality class and undergo a strongly anisotropic non-equilibrium phase transition, with anisotropy exponent \\theta=3. Within a field theoretical ansatz the simulation results are confirmed. The crossover from Ising to mean field behavior in dependency of system size and driving velocity is analyzed using crossover scaling. It turns out that for all finite velocities the phase transition becomes strongly anisotropic in the thermodynamic limit.

Sebastian Angst; Alfred Hucht; Dietrich E. Wolf

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium phase transition in an exactly solvable driven Ising model with friction  

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A driven Ising model with friction due to magnetic correlations has recently been proposed by Kadau et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 137205 (2008)). The non-equilibrium phase transition present in this system is investigated in detail using analytical methods as well as Monte Carlo simulations. In the limit of high driving velocities $v$ the model shows mean field behavior due to dimensional reduction and can be solved exactly for various geometries. The simulations are performed with three different single spin flip rates: the common Metropolis and Glauber rates as well as a multiplicative rate. Due to the non-equilibrium nature of the model all rates lead to different critical temperatures at $v>0$, while the exact solution matches the multiplicative rate. Finally, the cross-over from Ising to mean field behavior as function of velocity and system size is analysed in one and two dimensions.

Alfred Hucht

2009-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

M. Umar Farooq; Mubasher Jamil

2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Choi, Jeong

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NON-EQUILIBRIUM IONIZATION MODELING OF THE CURRENT SHEET IN A SIMULATED SOLAR ERUPTION  

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The current sheet that extends from the top of flare loops and connects to an associated flux rope is a common structure in models of coronal mass ejections (CMEs). To understand the observational properties of CME current sheets, we generated predictions from a flare/CME model to be compared with observations. We use a simulation of a large-scale CME current sheet previously reported by Reeves et al. This simulation includes ohmic and coronal heating, thermal conduction, and radiative cooling in the energy equation. Using the results of this simulation, we perform time-dependent ionization calculations of the flow in a CME current sheet and construct two-dimensional spatial distributions of ionic charge states for multiple chemical elements. We use the filter responses from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory and the predicted intensities of emission lines to compute the count rates for each of the AIA bands. The results show differences in the emission line intensities between equilibrium and non-equilibrium ionization. The current sheet plasma is underionized at low heights and overionized at large heights. At low heights in the current sheet, the intensities of the AIA 94 A and 131 A channels are lower for non-equilibrium ionization than for equilibrium ionization. At large heights, these intensities are higher for non-equilibrium ionization than for equilibrium ionization inside the current sheet. The assumption of ionization equilibrium would lead to a significant underestimate of the temperature low in the current sheet and overestimate at larger heights. We also calculate the intensities of ultraviolet lines and predict emission features to be compared with events from the Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, including a low-intensity region around the current sheet corresponding to this model.

Shen Chengcai; Reeves, Katharine K.; Raymond, John C.; Murphy, Nicholas A. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Ko, Yuan-Kuen [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Lin Jun [Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 110, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China); Mikic, Zoran; Linker, Jon A. [Predictive Science, Inc. (PSI), San Diego, CA 92121-2910 (United States)

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamental Properties of Non-equilibrium Laser-Supported Detonation Wave  

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For developing laser propulsion, it is very important to analyze the mechanism of Laser-Supported Detonation (LSD), because it can generate high pressure and high temperature to be used by laser propulsion can be categorized as one type of hypersonic reacting flows, where exothermicity is supplied not by chemical reaction but by radiation absorption. I have numerically simulated the 1-D and Quasi-1-D LSD waves propagating through an inert gas, which absorbs CO2 gasdynamic laser, using a 2-temperature model. Calculated results show the fundamental properties of the non-equilibrium LSD Waves.

Shiraishi, Hiroyuki [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Daido Institute of Technology, 10-3 Taki-haru-cho, Minami-ku, Nagoya (Japan)

2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL NON-EQUILIBRIUM REVISITED: A HEATING MODEL FOR CORONAL LOOPS  

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The location and frequency of events that heat the million-degree corona are still a matter of debate. One potential heating scenario is that the energy release is effectively steady and highly localized at the footpoints of coronal structures. Such an energy deposition drives thermal non-equilibrium solutions in the hydrodynamic equations in longer loops. This heating scenario was considered and discarded by Klimchuk et al. on the basis of their one-dimensional simulations as incapable of reproducing observational characteristics of loops. In this paper, we use three-dimensional simulations to generate synthetic emission images, from which we select and analyze six loops. The main differences between our model and that of Klimchuk et al. concern (1) dimensionality, (2) resolution, (3) geometrical properties of the loops, (4) heating function, and (5) radiative function. We find evidence, in this small set of simulated loops, that the evolution of the light curves, the variation of temperature along the loops, the density profile, and the absence of small-scale structures are compatible with the characteristics of observed loops. We conclude that quasi-steady footpoint heating that drives thermal non-equilibrium solutions cannot yet be ruled out as a viable heating scenario for EUV loops.

Lionello, Roberto; Linker, Jon A.; Mikic, Zoran [Predictive Science, Inc., 9990 Mesa Rim Rd., Ste. 170, San Diego, CA 92121-2910 (United States); Winebarger, Amy R. [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, ZP 13, Huntsville, AL 35812 (United States); Mok, Yung, E-mail: lionel@predsci.com, E-mail: linkerj@predsci.com, E-mail: mikicz@predsci.com, E-mail: amy.r.winebarger@nasa.gov, E-mail: ymok@uci.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, 4129 Reines Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy-ion collisions with non-equilibrium Dirac-Brueckner mean fields  

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The influence of realistic interactions on the reaction dynamics in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions is investigated. The mean field in relativistic transport calculations is derived from microscopic Dirac-Brueckner (DB) self-energies, taking non-equilibrium effects, in particular the anisotropy of the local phase space configurations, into account. Thus this approach goes beyond the local density approximation. A detailed analysis of various in-plane and out-of-plane flow observables is presented for Au on Au reactions at incident energies ranging from 250 to 800 A MeV and the results are compared to recent measurements of the FOPI Collaboration. An overall good agreement with in-plane flow data and a reasonable description of the out-of-plane emission is achieved. For these results the intrinsic momentum dependence of the non-equilibrium mean fields is important. On the other hand, the local density approximation with the same underlying DB forces as well as a standard non-linear version of the ?? model are less successful in describing the present data. This gives evidence of the applicability of self-energies derived from the DB approach to nuclear matter also far from saturation and equilibrium.

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

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Gian Paolo Beretta; Enzo Zanchini

2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Driving kinetically constrained models into non-equilibrium steady states: structural and slow transport properties  

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Complex fluids in shear flow and biased dynamics in crowded environments exhibit counterintuitive features which are difficult to address both at theoretical level and by molecular dynamic simulations. To understand some of these features we study a schematic model of highly viscous liquid, the 2D Kob-Andersen kinetically constrained model, driven into non-equilibrium steady states by a uniform non-Hamiltonian force. We present a detailed numerical analysis of the microscopic behavior of the model, including transversal and longitudinal spatial correlations and dynamic heterogeneities. In particular, we show that at high particle density the transition from positive to negative resistance regimes in the current vs field relation can be explained via the emergence of nontrivial structures that intermittently trap the particles and slow down the dynamics. We relate such spatial structures to the current vs field relation in the different transport regimes.

Francesco Turci; Estelle Pitard; Mauro Sellitto

2012-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Expect the unexpected: non-equilibrium processes in brown dwarf atmospheres  

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Brown Dwarf atmosphere are a chemically extremely rich, one example being the formation of clouds driven by the phase-non-equilibrium of the atmospheric gas. Cloud formation modelling is an integral part of any atmosphere simulation used to interpret spectral observations of ultra-cool objects and to determine fundamental parameters like log(g) and Teff. This proceeding to the workshop 'GAIA and the Unseen: The Brown Dwarf Question' first summarizes what a model atmosphere simulation is, and then advocates two ideas: A) The use of a multitude of model families to determine fundamental parameters with realistic confidence interval. B) To keep an eye on the unexpected, like for example, ionisation signatures resulting plasma processes

Helling, Christiane

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Equilibrium Superconductivity in Kinetic Inductance Detectors for THz Photon Sensing  

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Low temperature Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs) are attractive candidates for producing quantumsensitive, arrayable sensors for astrophysical and other precision measurement applications. The readout uses a low frequency probe signal with quanta of energy well-below the threshold for pair-breaking in the superconductor. We have calculated the detailed non-equilibrium quasiparticle and phonon energy spectra generated by the probe signal of the KID when operating well-below its superconducting transition temperature Tc within the framework of the coupled kinetic equations described by Chang and Scalapino.[1] At the lowest bath temperature studied Tb/Tc = 0.1 the quasiparticle distributions can be driven far from equilibrium. In addition to the low frequency probe signal we have incorporated a high frequency (~ 1 THz) source signal well-above the pair-breaking threshold of the superconductor. Calculations of source signal detection efficiency are discussed

Goldie, D J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exponential approach to, and properties of, a non-equilibrium steady state in a dilute gas  

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We investigate a kinetic model of a system in contact with several thermal reservoirs at different temperatures $T_\\alpha$. Our system is a spatially uniform dilute gas whose internal dynamics is described by the nonlinear Boltzmann equation with Maxwellian collisions. Similarly, the interaction with reservoir $\\alpha$ is represented by a Markovian process that has the Maxwellian $M_{T_\\alpha}$ as its stationary state. We prove existence and uniqueness of a non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) and show exponential convergence to this NESS in a metric on probability measures introduced into the study of Maxwellian collisions by Gabetta, Toscani and Wenberg (GTW). This shows that the GTW distance between the current velocity distribution to the steady-state velocity distribution is a Lyapunov functional for the system. We also derive expressions for the entropy production in the system plus the reservoirs which is always positive.

Eric A. Carlen; Joel L. Lebowitz; Clement Mouhot

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Interacting dark fluid in the universe bounded by event horizon : A non-equilibrium prescription  

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A non-equilibrium thermodynamic analysis has been done for the interacting dark fluid in the universe bounded by the event horizon.From observational evidences it is assumed that at present the matter in the universe is dominated by two dark sectors-dark matter and dark energy. The mutual interaction among them results in spontaneous heat flow between the horizon and the fluid system and the thermal equilibrium will no longer hold.In the present work,the dark matter is chosen in the form of dust while the dark energy is chosen as a perfect fluid with constant equation in one case and holographic dark energy model is chosen in the other.Finally,validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics has been examined in both cases.

Subenoy Chakraborty; Atreyee Biswas

2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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NON-EQUILIBRIUM THERMODYNAMIC PROCESSES: SPACE PLASMAS AND THE INNER HELIOSHEATH  

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Recently, empirical kappa distribution, commonly used to describe non-equilibrium systems like space plasmas, has been connected with non-extensive statistical mechanics. Here we show how a consistent definition of the temperature and pressure is developed for stationary states out of thermal equilibrium, so that the familiar ideal gas state equation still holds. In addition to the classical triplet of temperature, pressure, and density, this generalization requires the kappa index as a fourth independent thermodynamic variable that characterizes the non-equilibrium stationary states. All four of these thermodynamic variables have key roles in describing the governing thermodynamical processes and transitions in space plasmas. We introduce a novel characterization of isothermal and isobaric processes that describe a system's transition into different stationary states by varying the kappa index. In addition, we show how the variation of temperature or/and pressure can occur through an 'iso-q' process, in which the system remains in a fixed stationary state (fixed kappa index). These processes have been detected in the proton plasma in the inner heliosheath via specialized data analysis of energetic neutral atom (ENA) observations from Interstellar Boundary Explorer. In particular, we find that the temperature is highly correlated with (1) kappa, asymptotically related to isothermal ({approx}1,000,000 K) and iso-q ({kappa} {approx} 1.7) processes; and (2) density, related to an isobaric process, which separates the 'Ribbon', P Almost-Equal-To 3.2 pdyn cm{sup -2}, from the globally distributed ENA flux, P Almost-Equal-To 2 pdyn cm{sup -2}.

Livadiotis, G.; McComas, D. J., E-mail: glivadiotis@swri.edu [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (United States)

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Effect of dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators on non-equilibrium hypersonic flows Ankush-equilibrium hypersonic flows Ankush Bhatia,1 Subrata Roy,1 and Ryan Gosse2 1 Applied Physics Research Group, Department for a cylindrical body in Mach 17 hypersonic flow is presented. This application focuses on using sinusoidal

Roy, Subrata

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2-D Hypersonic Non-equilibrium Flow Simulation using r-p Adaptive Time-Implicit Discontinuous Galerkin Method  

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2-D Hypersonic Non-equilibrium Flow Simulation using r-p Adaptive Time-Implicit Discontinuous Aerospace Sciences Meeting #12;1 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2-D Hypersonic Non Galerkin (DG) methods to 2-D hypersonic flow problems. Previous applications of DG method were limited

Roy, Subrata

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Many-body current formula and current conservation for non-equilibrium fully interacting nanojunctions  

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We consider the electron transport properties through fully interacting nanoscale junctions beyond the linear-response regime. We calculate the current flowing through an interacting region connected to two interacting leads, with interaction crossing at the left and right contacts, by using a non-equilibrium Green function technique. The total current at one interface (the left one for example) is made of several terms which can be regrouped into two sets. The first set corresponds to a very generalized Landauer-like current formula with physical quantities defined only in the interacting central region and with renormalized lead self-energies. The second set characterizes inelastic scattering events occurring in the left lead. We show how this term can be negligible or even vanish due to the pseudo-equilibrium statistical properties of the lead in the thermodynamic limit. The expressions for the different Green functions needed for practical calculations of the current are also provided. We determine the constraints imposed by the physical condition of current conservation. The corresponding equation imposed on the different self-energy quantities arising from the current conservation is derived. We discuss in detail its physical interpretation and its relation with previously derived expressions. Finally several important key features are discussed in relation to the implementation of our formalism for calculations of quantum transport in realistic systems.

H Ness; L K Dash

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological QCD phase transition in steady non-equilibrium dissipative Ho?ava-Lifshitz early universe  

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We study the phase transition from quark-gluon plasma to hadrons in the early universe in the context of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. According to the standard model of cosmology, a phase transition associated with chiral symmetry breaking after the electro-weak transition has occurred when the universe was about $1-10\\mu s$ old. We focus attention on such a phase transition in the presence of a viscous relativistic cosmological background fluid in the framework of non-detailed balance Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz cosmology within an effective model of QCD. We consider a flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe filled with a non-causal and causal bulk viscous cosmological fluid respectively and investigate the effects of the running coupling constants of Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz gravity, $\\lambda$, on the evolution of the physical quantities relevant to a description of the early universe, namely, the temperature $T$, scale factor $a$, deceleration parameter $q$ and dimensionless ratio of the bulk viscosity coefficient to entropy density $\\frac{\\xi}{s}$. We assume that the bulk viscosity cosmological background fluid obeys the evolution equation of the steady truncated (Eckart) and full version of the Israel-Stewart fluid, respectively.

M. Khodadi; H. R. Sepangi

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailored Porous Materials  

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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.

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.

1999-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical model of non-equilibrium thermal plasmas. I. Transport properties  

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A self-consistent and complete numerical model for investigating the fundamental processes in a non-equilibrium thermal plasma system consists of the governing equations and the corresponding physical properties of the plasmas. In this paper, a new kinetic theory of the transport properties of two-temperature (2-T) plasmas, based on the solution of the Boltzmann equation using a modified Chapman-Enskog method, is presented. This work is motivated by the large discrepancies between the theories for the calculation of the transport properties of 2-T plasmas proposed by different authors in previous publications. In the present paper, the coupling between electrons and heavy species is taken into account, but reasonable simplifications are adopted, based on the physical fact that m{sub e}/m{sub h} Much-Less-Than 1, where m{sub e} and m{sub h} are, respectively, the masses of electrons and heavy species. A new set of formulas for the transport coefficients of 2-T plasmas is obtained. The new theory has important physical and practical advantages over previous approaches. In particular, the diffusion coefficients are complete and satisfy the mass conversation law due to the consideration of the coupling between electrons and heavy species. Moreover, this essential requirement is satisfied without increasing the complexity of the transport coefficient formulas. Expressions for the 2-T combined diffusion coefficients are obtained. The expressions for the transport coefficients can be reduced to the corresponding well-established expressions for plasmas in local thermodynamic equilibrium for the case in which the electron and heavy-species temperatures are equal.

Zhang XiaoNing; Xia WeiDong [Department of Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui Province 230026 (China); Li HePing [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Murphy, Anthony B. [CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, PO Box 218, Lindfield NSW 2070 (Australia)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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General Expressions for Ellipsoidal-Valley Quantum Transport in Arbitrary Growth Direction: Non-Equilibrium Green's Function  

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A theoretical method for the calculation of quantum transport in an ellipsoidal valley is presented. This method is developed using a non-equilibrium Green's function framework. Importantly, it is instructive that kz is separated into two parts so that the wrong figure shape of the transmission coefficients does not exist. The L-electron effect on AlAs–GaAs–AlAs double barrier structures oriented in the [001], [111], and [110] growth directions is explored using the proposed method.

Chun-Nan Chen; Wei-Long Su; Meng-En Lee; Jen-Yi Jen; Yiming Li

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Chang, Zhengshi; Zhang, Guanjun [School of Electrical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Jiang, Nan; Cao, Zexian, E-mail: zxcao@iphy.ac.cn [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium dynamics of an ultracold Bose gas under a multi-pulsed quantum quench in interaction  

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We investigate the nonequilibrium dynamical properties of a weakly-interacting Bose gas at zero temperature under the multi-pulsed quantum quench in interaction by calculating one-body, two-body correlation functions and Tan's contact of the model system. The multi-pulsed quench is represented as follows: first suddenly quenching the interatomic interaction from $g_{i}$ to $g_{f}$ at time $t=0$, holding time $t$, and then suddenly quenching interaction from $g_{f}$ back to $g_{i}$, holding the time $t$ sequence $n$ times. In particular, two typical kinds of quenching parameters are chosen, corresponding to $(g_{i}/g_{f}>1)$ and $(g_{i}/g_{f}powerful way of studying the non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body quantum system than the `one-off' quantum quench. Finally, we discuss the ultra-short-range properties of the two-body correlation function after the $n$th quenching, which can be used to probe the `Tan'scontact' in experiments. All our calculations can be tested in current cold atom experiments.

Lei Chen; Zhidong Zhang; Zhaoxin Liang

2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological QCD phase transition in steady non-equilibrium dissipative Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz early universe  

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We study the phase transition from quark-gluon plasma to hadrons in the early universe in the context of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. According to the standard model of cosmology, a phase transition associated with chiral symmetry breaking after the electro-weak transition has occurred when the universe was about $1-10\\mu s$ old. We focus attention on such a phase transition in the presence of a viscous relativistic cosmological background fluid in the framework of non-detailed balance Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz cosmology within an effective model of QCD. We consider a flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe filled with a non-causal and causal bulk viscous cosmological fluid respectively and investigate the effects of the running coupling constants of Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz gravity, $\\lambda$, on the evolution of the physical quantities relevant to a description of the early universe, namely, the temperature $T$, scale factor $a$, deceleration parameter $q$ and dimensionless ratio of the bulk viscosity coefficient ...

Khodadi, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced heat transfer through filler-polymer interface by surface-coupling agent in heat-dissipation material: A non-equilibrium molecular dynamics study  

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Developing a composite material of polymers and micrometer-sized fillers with higher heat conductance is crucial to realize modular packaging of electronic components at higher densities. Enhancement mechanisms of the heat conductance of the polymer-filler interfaces by adding the surface-coupling agent in such a polymer composite material are investigated through the non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. A simulation system is composed of ?-alumina as the filler, bisphenol-A epoxy molecules as the polymers, and model molecules for the surface-coupling agent. The inter-atomic potential between the ?-alumina and surface-coupling molecule, which is essential in the present MD simulation, is constructed to reproduce the calculated energies with the electronic density-functional theory. Through the non-equilibrium MD simulation runs, we find that the thermal resistance at the interface decreases significantly by increasing either number or lengths of the surface-coupling molecules and that the effective thermal conductivity of the system approaches to the theoretical value corresponding to zero thermal-resistance at the interface. Detailed analyses about the atomic configurations and local temperatures around the interface are performed to identify heat-transfer routes through the interface.

Tanaka, Kouichi [DENSO CORPORATION, Kariya, Aichi 448-8661 (Japan); Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555 (Japan); Ogata, Shuji; Kobayashi, Ryo; Tamura, Tomoyuki [Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555 (Japan); Kitsunezuka, Masashi; Shinma, Atsushi [DENSO CORPORATION, Kariya, Aichi 448-8661 (Japan)

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

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)

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailored displays to compensate for visual aberrations  

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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 ...

Pamplona, Vitor F.

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA TAILORED METHOD WORKSHEET  

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DESIGN WATTS Wall Display Length in (Linear Feet) Wall Display 2 Power (W / foot) Allowed Watts (C x D x Categories (Building Total from Column G from Tailored General Lighting Power Table below) Watts 2. Watts POWER A B C D E F G ROOM NUMBER PRIMARY FUNCTION TYPE 1 ILLUMINANCE CATEGORY 2 ROOM CAVITY RATIO 3 RCR

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Tailoring UNITY to Distributed Program Design ?  

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Tailoring UNITY to Distributed Program Design ? Michel Charpentier, Mamoun Filali, Philippe Mauran. As a general framework, UNITY does not offer any specific facility for the design of distributed systems to help the design of distributed systems in UNITY. 1 Introduction UNITY is intended to be a general

Charpentier, Michel

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Tailoring UNITY to Distributed Program Design  

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Tailoring UNITY to Distributed Program Design Michel Charpentier, Mamoun Filali, Philippe Mauran, G. As a general framework, UNITY does not offer any specific facility for the design of distributed systems to help the design of distributed systems in UNITY. 1 Introduction UNITY is intended to be a general

Grigoras, .Romulus

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Mie resonances to tailor random lasers  

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In this paper, we present an optical characterization of photonic glass-based random lasers. We show how the resonant behavior of diffuse light transport through such systems can tailor the lasing emission when a gain medium is added to the glass. A DNA-based organic dye is used as gain medium. The resonances in the transport mean-free path influence the lasing wavelength of the random laser. The laser wavelength is therefore controlled by the sphere diameter. Furthermore, the existence of Mie resonances reduces the necessary pump energy to reach the lasing threshold.

Garcia, P. D.; Ibisate, M.; Sapienza, R.; Lopez, C. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC) and Unidad Asociada CSIC-UVigo, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Wiersma, D. S. [European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy and INFM-BEC, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Florence (Italy)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite...  

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Tailored Polymer Composite Structures Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-Molded Long-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites...

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Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures...  

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"Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08smith2.pdf More Documents & Publications Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer...

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Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures...  

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Tailored magnetic anisotropy in an amorphous trilayer  

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An amorphous Co{sub 68}Fe{sub 24}Zr{sub 8}(3 nm)/Al{sub 70}Zr{sub 30}(3 nm)/Co{sub 68}Fe{sub 24}Zr{sub 8}(3 nm) trilayer system has been investigated using in-plane and out-of-plane angular dependent ferromagnetic resonance at different frequencies. The in-plane magnetic anisotropy is uniaxial, retaining its value of (2.9 {+-} 0.1) x 10{sup 3} J/m{sup 3} for each magnetic layer, whereas its direction was tailored independently in an arbitrary manner by applying an external magnetic field during the film deposition. The perpendicular anisotropy constant, supposed to reflect the interface quality, is nearly identical for both layers. Furthermore, the magnetic layers act independently upon each other due to the absence of interlayer coupling.

Fu Yu [Department of Physics, Southeast University, 211189 Nanjing (China); Fakultaet fuer Physik and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, 47048 Duisburg (Germany); Barsukov, I.; Spasova, M.; Lindner, J.; Meckenstock, R.; Farle, M. [Fakultaet fuer Physik and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, 47048 Duisburg (Germany); Raanaei, H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-75120 Uppsala (Sweden); Department of Physics, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75168 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Hjoervarsson, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-75120 Uppsala (Sweden)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium  

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Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes Title Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Liu, Gao, Shidi Xun, Nenad Vukmirovic, Xiangyun Song, Paul Olalde-Velasco, Honghe Zheng, Vince S. Battaglia, Linwang Wang, and Wanli Yang Journal Advanced Materials Volume 23 Start Page 4679 Issue 40 Pagination 4679 - 4683 Date Published 10/2011 Keywords binders, conducting polymers, density funcational theory, lithium batteries, X-ray spectroscopy Abstract A conductive polymer is developed for solving the long-standing volume change issue in lithium battery electrodes. A combination of synthesis, spectroscopy and simulation techniques tailors the electronic structure of the polymer to enable in situ lithium doping. Composite anodes based on this polymer and commercial Si particles exhibit 2100 mAh g-1 in Si after 650 cycles without any conductive additive.

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Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite...  

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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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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.

Prevosto, L.; Mancinelli, B. [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ing. Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, Venado Tuerto (2600) Santa Fe (Argentina)] [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ing. Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, Venado Tuerto (2600) Santa Fe (Argentina); Kelly, H. [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ing. Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, Venado Tuerto (2600) Santa Fe (Argentina) [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ing. Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, Venado Tuerto (2600) Santa Fe (Argentina); Instituto de Física del Plasma (CONICET), Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (UBA) Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Problems on Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics  

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energy functional, similar to the problem in dimensional scaling in the H-atom. For the C-atom, we got the ground state energy -37:82 eV with a relative error less than 6 %. The simplest molecular ion, H+ 2 , has been investigated by the quasi...

Kim, Moochan

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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: Non-Equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC)  

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be a central part of the human resources that the US requires to build a secure energy future based on understanding and creating new materials. The fundamental challenge and the...

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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of gravitational screens  

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We study the Einstein gravity equations projected on a timelike surface, which represents the time evolution of what we call a gravitational screen. We show that such a screen possesses a surface tension and an internal energy, and that the Einstein equations reduce to the thermodynamic equations of a viscous bubble. We also provide a complete dictionary between gravitational and thermodynamical variables. In the non-viscous cases there are three thermodynamic equations which characterise a bubble dynamics: These are the first law, the Marangoni flow equation and the Young-Laplace equation. In all three equations the surface tension plays a central role: In the first law it appears as a work term per unit area, in the Marangoni flow its gradient drives a force, and in the Young-Laplace equation it contributes to a pressure proportional to the surface curvature. The gravity equations appear as a natural generalization of these bubble equations when the bubble itself is viscous and dynamical. In particular, it shows that the mechanism of entropy production for the viscous bubble is mapped onto the production of gravitational waves. We also review the relationship between surface tension and temperature, and discuss the usual black-hole thermodynamics from this point of view.

Laurent Freidel; Yuki Yokokura

2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium Dynamics of DNA Nanotubes  

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to the power of craftsmanship in experimental physics, and showed me different approaches to data analysis. He is an extraordinary example of a scientist; so much so that my wife and I named our first daughter after him as our of ocean bubbles on Malibu beach with him and Damien Woods. I am very grateful to the rest of my thesis

Winfree, Erik

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Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam  

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Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a 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 the ALS have demonstrated a new method to generate tunable, coherent, broadband terahertz radiation from a relativistic electron beam modulated by a femtosecond laser. Interaction of the ALS electron beam with a femtosecond laser pulse as they co-propagate through a wiggler modulates the electron energies within a short slice of the electron bunch with about the same duration as the laser pulse. This causes a dispersion of the electron trajectories, and the bunch develops a hole that emits short pulses of temporally and spatially coherent terahertz pulses synchronized to the laser. The technique allows tremendous flexibility in shaping the terahertz pulses by appropriate modulation of the laser pulse.

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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.

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Tailoring The Microwave Permittivity And Permeability Of Composite Materials  

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1 Tailoring The Microwave Permittivity And Permeability Of Composite Materials Kenneth M. Bober/Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 ABSTRACT The microwave permittivity( r ) and permeability( r ) of composite materials. Polynomials are also used for the ferrite composites because it was determined that the MG theory was unable

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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Dynamic Tailoring and Tuning for Space-Based Precision Optical  

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management and testing. The telescope optics must meet stringent positional tolerances in the presence integrated system test prior to launch. In the early stages of the mission the design is tailored. In addition, fully integrated system tests are cost-prohibitive due to the size and flexibility of the system

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TAILORING HEALTH MESSAGES 123 Delivering Automated Health Monitoring via Telephone  

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can be tailored by a health care provider, using predefined dialog schemata that make it possible a problem during a conversation, then it connects the patient to a health care provider who can attend from the health care provider and the manner of its delivery (Burley and Hampton 2003; Gorney

Dale, Robert

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Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam  

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Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam Print 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 radiation from a relativistic electron beam modulated by a femtosecond laser. Interaction of the ALS electron beam with a femtosecond laser pulse as they co-propagate through a wiggler modulates the electron energies within a short slice of the electron bunch with about the same duration as the laser pulse. This causes a dispersion of the electron trajectories, and the bunch develops a hole that emits short pulses of temporally and spatially coherent terahertz pulses synchronized to the laser. The technique allows tremendous flexibility in shaping the terahertz pulses by appropriate modulation of the laser pulse.

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Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam  

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Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam Print 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 radiation from a relativistic electron beam modulated by a femtosecond laser. Interaction of the ALS electron beam with a femtosecond laser pulse as they co-propagate through a wiggler modulates the electron energies within a short slice of the electron bunch with about the same duration as the laser pulse. This causes a dispersion of the electron trajectories, and the bunch develops a hole that emits short pulses of temporally and spatially coherent terahertz pulses synchronized to the laser. The technique allows tremendous flexibility in shaping the terahertz pulses by appropriate modulation of the laser pulse.

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Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam  

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Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam Print 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 radiation from a relativistic electron beam modulated by a femtosecond laser. Interaction of the ALS electron beam with a femtosecond laser pulse as they co-propagate through a wiggler modulates the electron energies within a short slice of the electron bunch with about the same duration as the laser pulse. This causes a dispersion of the electron trajectories, and the bunch develops a hole that emits short pulses of temporally and spatially coherent terahertz pulses synchronized to the laser. The technique allows tremendous flexibility in shaping the terahertz pulses by appropriate modulation of the laser pulse.

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Supporting Multiple Cognitive Processing Styles Using Tailored Support Systems  

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According to theories of cognitive processing style or cognitive control mode, human performance is more effective when an individual’s cognitive state (e.g., intuition/scramble vs. deliberate/strategic) matches his/her ecological constraints or context (e.g., utilize intuition to strive for a "good-enough" response instead of deliberating for the "best" response under high time pressure). Ill-mapping between cognitive state and ecological constraints are believed to lead to degraded task performance. Consequently, incorporating support systems which are designed to specifically address multiple cognitive and functional states e.g., high workload, stress, boredom, and initiate appropriate mitigation strategies (e.g., reduce information load) is essential to reduce plant risk. Utilizing the concept of Cognitive Control Models, this paper will discuss the importance of tailoring support systems to match an operator's cognitive state, and will further discuss the importance of these ecological constraints in selecting and implementing mitigation strategies for safe and effective system performance. An example from the nuclear power plant industry illustrating how a support system might be tailored to support different cognitive states is included.

Tuan Q. Tran; Karen M. Feigh; Amy R. Pritchett

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring of Pore Structures and Surface Properties of Syndiotactic Polystyrene Aerogels.  

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??This work focused on tailoring of pore structures and properties of syndiotactic polystyrene (sPS) aerogels, using proper selection of materials and preparation techniques, and further… (more)

Wang, Xiao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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Hacking commercial quantum cryptography systems by tailored bright illumination  

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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 ...

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hacking commercial quantum cryptography systems by tailored bright illumination  

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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.

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

2010-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring dielectric properties of ferroelectric-dielectric multilayers  

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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.

Kesim, M. T.; Zhang, J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States); Cole, M. W. [U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005 (United States); Misirlioglu, I. B. [Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanc? University, Orhanl?/Tuzla, 34956 Istanbul (Turkey); Alpay, S. P., E-mail: p.alpay@ims.uconn.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States)

2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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High gain photoconductive semiconductor switch having tailored doping profile zones  

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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.

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)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectrally tailored supercontinuum generation from single-mode-fiber amplifiers  

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Spectral filtering of an all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser was demonstrated effective for broadband supercontinuum generation in the picosecond time region. The picosecond pump pulses were tailored in spectrum with 1 nm band-pass filter installed between two single-mode fiber amplifiers. By tuning the spectral filter around 1028?nm, four-wave mixing was initiated in a photonic crystal fiber spliced with single-mode fiber, as manifested by the simultaneous generation of Stokes wave at 1076?nm and anti-Stokes wave at 984?nm. Four-wave mixing took place in cascade with the influence of stimulated Raman scattering and eventually extended the output spectrum more than 900?nm of 10?dB bandwidth. This technique allows smooth octave supercontinuum generation by using simple single-mode fiber amplifiers rather than complicated multistage large-mode-area fiber amplifiers.

Hao, Qiang; Guo, Zhengru; Zhang, Qingshan [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Modern Optical System, Engineering Research Center of Optical Instrument and System (Ministry of Education), School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 516 Jungong Road, Shanghai 200093 (China); Liu, Yang; Li, Wenxue [State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan North Road, Shanghai 200062 (China); Zeng, Heping, E-mail: hpzeng@phy.ecnu.edu.cn [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Modern Optical System, Engineering Research Center of Optical Instrument and System (Ministry of Education), School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 516 Jungong Road, Shanghai 200093 (China); State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan North Road, Shanghai 200062 (China)

2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

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435 Policy Levers Tailoring Patent Law to Biotechnology: Comparing U.S. and European Approaches the patent system by industry, and in particular to tailor it to the specificities of the biotechnology sectors, and in particular the biotechnology sector. Given the civil law tradition in which European

Loudon, Catherine

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Experimental and numerical investigations on tailored tempering process of a U-channel component with tailored mechanical properties  

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Hot stamping of quenchenable ultra high strength steels currently represents a promising forming technology for the manufacturing of safety and crash relevant parts. For some applications, such as B-pillars and other structural components that may undergo impact loading, it may be desirable to create regions of the part with tailored mechanical properties. In the paper, a laboratory-scale hot stamped U-channel was manufactured by using a segmented die, which was heated by cartridge heaters and cooled by water channels independently. Local hardness values as low as 289 HV can be achieved using a heated die temperature of 400°C while maintaining a hardness level of 490 HV in the fully cooled region. If the die temperature was increased to 450°C, the Vickers hardness of elements in the heated region was 227 HV, with a reduction in hardness of more than 50%. Optical microscopy was used to verify the microstructure of the as-quenched phases with respect to the heated die temperatures. The FE model of the lab-scale process was developed to capture the overall hardness trends that were observed in the experiments.

Tang, B. T., E-mail: tbtsh@hotmail.com [Shandong Jianzhu University, Fengming Rd., Jinan, 250101 (China); Bruschi, S.; Ghiotti, A.; Bariani, P. F. [University of Padova, Via Venezia 1, Padova, 35131 (Italy)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible, reusable fiberglass insulation tailored to fit valves, heat exchangers  

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About 120,000 bbl/day of crude oil are refined into gasoline at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Robinson, IL. Built in the early part of the century, the Robinson refinery has been continually updated and modernized in response to improving technology. To control heat loss on some of the unusually shaped and previously uninsulated process equipment, Marathon engineering personnel initiated a program to systematically evaluate and insulate these pieces of equipment. Primarily, over 500 valves and heat exchanger heads were losing heat which had been estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. The plant performed on-site evaluations of several types of removable insulation covers. The primary differences and deciding factors were in construction detail - particularly in the fasteners. Marathon chose lace-up fastening insulation covers because plant evaluation found them to be the best. Also the manufacturer agreed to provide tailor-made covers for all of the valves and heat exchanger heads. Service from the manufacturer through an insulation contractor located in Robinson was also a plus. The local contractor, working in conjunction with the manufacturer, conducted an in-plant survey that confirmed the already mentioned heat loss cost in the $100,000s range. It was also determined that an equipment temperature somewhere between 150 and 200/sup 0/F was the lowest temperature at which to economically install insulation. Marathon has been pleased with the performance of the insulation covers which reduce heat loss and, as an incidental benefit, provide personnel safety from hot surfaces. An important benefit has been the removability and reusability of the insulation, particularly advantageous on valves and heat exchangers the require frequent access.

Gockenbach, L.G.; Singleton, D.; Toy, D.A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXC-12-0007 - In the Matter of Tailored Lighting, Inc. | Department of  

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EXC-12-0007 - In the Matter of Tailored Lighting, Inc. EXC-12-0007 - In the Matter of Tailored Lighting, Inc. EXC-12-0007 - In the Matter of Tailored Lighting, Inc. On October 23, 2012, OHA issued a decision considering an Application for Exception filed by Tailored Lighting, Inc. (TLI) for relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps (Lighting Efficiency Standards). In its exception request, TLI requests exception relief for its principal product, a PAR-shaped daylight incandescent reflector lamp known as the SoLux PAR. The company maintains that it has been unable to develop a more efficient alternative that offers the same utility as the SoLux PAR and, as

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EXC-12-0007 - In the Matter of Tailored Lighting, Inc. | Department of  

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07 - In the Matter of Tailored Lighting, Inc. 07 - In the Matter of Tailored Lighting, Inc. EXC-12-0007 - In the Matter of Tailored Lighting, Inc. On October 23, 2012, OHA issued a decision considering an Application for Exception filed by Tailored Lighting, Inc. (TLI) for relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps (Lighting Efficiency Standards). In its exception request, TLI requests exception relief for its principal product, a PAR-shaped daylight incandescent reflector lamp known as the SoLux PAR. The company maintains that it has been unable to develop a more efficient alternative that offers the same utility as the SoLux PAR and, as a result, will suffer serious hardship, gross inequity, and an unfair

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Tailoring Feedback to Users’ Actions in a Persuasive Game for Household Electricity Conservation  

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Recent work has begun to focus on the use of games as a platform for energy awareness and eco-feedback research. While technical advancements (wireless sensors, fingerprinting) make timely and tailored feedbac...

Luciano Gamberini; Anna Spagnolli…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Principle of Minimal Resistance in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics  

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Analytical models describing the motion of colloidal particles in given velocity fields are presented. In addition to local approaches, leading to well known master equations such as the Langevin and the Fokker-Planck equations, a global description based on path integration is reviewed. This shows that under very broad conditions, during its evolution a dissipative system tends to minimize its energy dissipation in such a way to keep constant the Hamiltonian time rate, equal to the difference between the flux-based and the force-based Rayleigh dissipation functions. At steady state, the Hamiltonian time rate is maximized, leading to a minimum resistance principle. In the unsteady case, we consider the relaxation to equilibrium of harmonic oscillators and the motion of a Brownian particle in shear flow, obtaining results that coincide with the solution of the Fokker-Planck and the Langevin equations.

Mauri, Roberto

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non equilibrium dissipation-driven steady many-body entanglement  

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We study an ensemble of two-level quantum systems (qubits) interacting with a common electromagnetic field in proximity of a dielectric slab whose temperature is held different from that of some far surrounding walls. We show that the dissipative dynamics of the qubits driven by this stationary and out of thermal equilibrium (OTE) field, allows the production of steady many-body entangled states, differently from the case at thermal equilibrium where steady states are always non-entangled. By studying up to ten qubits, we point out the role of symmetry in the entanglement production, which is exalted in the case of permutationally invariant configurations. In the case of three qubits, we find a strong dependence of tripartite entanglement on the spatial disposition of the qubits, and in the case of six qubits, we find several highly entangled bipartitions where entanglement can, remarkably, survive for large qubit-qubit distances up to 100 $\\mu$m.

Bruno Bellomo; Mauro Antezza

2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium electroweak baryogenesis from preheating after inflation  

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We present a novel scenario for baryogenesis in a hybrid inflation model at the electroweak scale, in which the Standard Model Higgs field triggers the end of inflation. One of the conditions for successful baryogenesis, the departure from thermal equilibrium, is naturally achieved at the stage of preheating after inflation. The inflaton oscillations induce large occupation numbers for long-wavelength configurations of Higgs and gauge fields, which leads to a large rate of sphaleron transitions. We estimate this rate during the first stages of reheating and evaluate the amount of baryons produced due to a particular type of higher dimensional CP violating operator. The universe thermalizes through fermion interactions, at a temperature below critical, $T_{rh} < 100$ GeV, preventing the wash-out of the produced baryon asymmetry. Numerical simulations in (1+1) dimensions support our theoretical analysis.

Juan Garcia-Bellido; Dmitri Grigoriev; Alexander Kusenko; Mikhail Shaposhnikov

1999-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Supersonic turbulent boundary layers with periodic mechanical non-equilibrium  

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. It was documented that proper roughness selection coupled with a sufficiently strong favorable pressure gradient produced regions of �negative� production in the transport of turbulent stress. This led to localized areas of significant turbulence stress...

Ekoto, Isaac Wesley

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring real-time physical activity coaching systems: a literature survey and model  

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Technology mediated healthcare services designed to stimulate patients' self-efficacy are widely regarded as a promising paradigm to reduce the burden on the healthcare system. The promotion of healthy, active living is a topic of growing interest in ... Keywords: Personalization, Physical activity, Real time coaching, Tailoring, Telemedicine, eHealth

Harm Akker, Valerie M. Jones, Hermie J. Hermens

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring insoluble nanobelts into soluble anti-UV nanopotpourris Jinmin Wang,a  

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procedures NaV3O8$0.9H2O nanobelts were synthesized by a hydrothermal process similar to our previously of the as-synthesized nanobelts under an applied mechanical action. The developed tailoring process of nanobelts is a general top-down secondary processing of layered nanostructures at the nanoscale level, which

Demir, Hilmi Volkan

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

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find is that any course we offer in the energy arena gets an enormous number of students wanting EDUCATION: Energy capital's colleges tailor new programs to oil and gas industry (Wednesday University laboratory here allows computer talent to test how their models and complex formulas may work

Alvarez, Pedro J.

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

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in urban wastewater treatment D. Vuono a , J. Henkel a , J. Benecke a , T.Y. Cath a , T. Reid b , L: Sequencing batch reactor Membrane bioreactor Water reclamation Distributed wastewater treatment Tailored, decentralized, and satellite wastewater treatment systems into existing urban water infrastructure

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Tailoring of electron flow current in magnetically insulated transmission lines J. P. Martin,2,3  

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Tailoring of electron flow current in magnetically insulated transmission lines J. P. Martin,2,3 M of the drive pulse. It is clear that neither fixed gap nor constant-impedance transmission lines are optimal the impedance profiles developed in a radial disk magnetically insulated transmission line geometry. The input

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

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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).

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

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring the Conductivity of Polypyrrole Films Using Low-Energy Platinum Ion Implantation  

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Tailoring the Conductivity of Polypyrrole Films Using Low-Energy Platinum Ion Implantation ... cm–2 showing the implanted Pt as a higher contrast dark layer. ... Survey spectra indicate all expected elements for each sample with no Pt contamination in nonimplanted samples, Figure 3 of the Supporting Information. ...

Marsilea Adela Booth; Jérôme Leveneur; Alexsandro Santos Costa; John Kennedy; Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2009-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Composition-Tailored Synthesis of Gradient Transition Metal Precursor Particles for Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Materials  

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Composition-Tailored Synthesis of Gradient Transition Metal Precursor Particles for Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Materials ... Collected particles were lithiated, and one promising material was evaluated as the active cathode component in a lithium-ion battery. ...

Gary M. Koenig, Jr.; Ilias Belharouak; Haixai Deng; Yang-Kook Sun; Khalil Amine

2011-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Testing of a Boron Carbide Capsule for Spectral Tailoring in Mixed-Spectrum Reactors  

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A boron carbide capsule has been designed and used for spectral-tailoring experiments at the TRIGA reactor at Washington State University. Irradiations were conducted in pulsed mode and in continuous operation for up to 4 hours. A cadmium cover was used to reduce thermal heating. The neutron spectrum calculated with MCNP was found to be in good agreement with reactor dosimetry measurements using the STAY'SL computer code. The neutron spectrum resembles that of a fast reactor. Design of a capsule using boron carbide enriched in {sup 10}B shows that it is possible to produce a neutron spectrum similar to {sup 235}U fission.

Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Wittman, Richard S.; Pierson, Bruce D.; Metz, Lori A.; Payne, Rosara F.; Finn, Erin C.; Friese, Judah I.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of isotopically tailored boron for advanced neutron shielding and moderating applications  

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cm. The incident neutron flux was measured first without any shielding slab between the source and the detector. The first slab of shielding material was then placed nearest to the source and the transmitted intensity was measured by the detector... effects of nuclear radiation. This analysis examined the use of isotopically tailored boron for the purpose of moderating, reflecting and shielding neutrons. The source of neutrons in this study varied in energy from 0. 2 keV to 14 MeV. The material...

Deere, Laura Marie

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The EPRI state-of-the-art cooling water treatment research project: A tailored collaboration program  

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The EPRI Tailored Collaboration State-of-the-Art Cooling Water Treatment Research Program has been initiated with several electric utility participants. Started in January 1995, the program provides O&M cost reduction through improved cooling water system reliability and operation,. This effort is discussed along with the objectives and goals, the participants and project timetable. The program will provide three (3) main results to the participating utilities: cost effective optimization of cooling water treatment, production of a new Cooling Water Treatment Manual and updating of two (2) EPRI software products - SEQUIL and COOLADD. A review of the specific objectives, project timetable and results to date will be presented. 1 tab.

Zammitt, K. [Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA (United States); Selby, K.A. [Puckorius & Associates, Inc., Evergreen, CO (United States); Brice, T. [Entergy Operations - River Bend Station, St. Francisville, LA (United States)] [and others

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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)

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Precise tailoring of tyramine-based hyaluronan hydrogel properties using DMTMM conjugation  

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Abstract Injectable tyramine modified hyaluronic acid (HA–Tyr) hydrogels which are bio-orthogonally cross-linked with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) are excellent candidate biomaterials for drug delivery, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Ligation of tyramine to HA has been reported using the very well established N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N?-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) chemistry. Here we demonstrate the applicability of 4-(4,6-dimethoxy-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-4-methylmorpholinium chloride (DMTMM) as an alternative coupling agent to synthesize HA–Tyr conjugates. The optimized derivatization process allows accurate control of the degree of substituted Tyr on hyaluronan (DSmol). Hence, viscoelastic properties, in vitro swelling and enzymatic digestion profiles of the crosslinked hydrogels can be precisely tuned via DSmol. Our study demonstrates the advantages of DMTMM conjugation as a powerful tool to synthesize HA–Tyr hydrogels with properties exactly tailored for biomedical applications.

Claudia Loebel; Matteo D’Este; Mauro Alini; Marcy Zenobi-Wong; David Eglin

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization-selective vortex-core switching by tailored orthogonal Gaussian-pulse currents  

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We experimentally demonstrate low-power-consumption vortex-core switching in magnetic nanodisks using tailored rotating magnetic fields produced with orthogonal and unipolar Gaussian-pulse currents. The optimal width of the orthogonal pulses and their time delay are found, from analytical and micromagnetic numerical calculations, to be determined only by the angular eigenfrequency {omega}{sub D} for a given vortex-state disk of polarization p, such that {sigma}=1/{omega}{sub D} and ?{Delta}t={pi}/2 p/{omega}{sub D} . The estimated optimal pulse parameters are in good agreement with the experimental results. This work lays a foundation for energy-efficient information recording in vortex-core cross-point architecture.

Jung, H.; Choi, Y. -S.; Yoo, M. -W.; Im, M. -Y.; Kim, S. -K.

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent phase space matching for staging plasma and traditional accelerator using longitudinally tailored plasma structure  

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For the further development of plasma based accelerators, phase space matching between plasma acceleration stages and between plasma stages and traditional accelerator components becomes a very critical issue for high quality high energy acceleration and its applications in light sources and colliders. Without proper matching, catastrophic emittance growth in the presence of finite energy spread may occur when the beam propagating through different stages and components due to the drastic differences of transverse focusing strength. In this paper we propose to use longitudinally tailored plasma structures as phase space matching components to properly guide the beam through stages. Theoretical analysis and full 3-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations are utilized to show clearly how these structures may work in four different scenarios. Very good agreements between theory and simulations are obtained.

Xu, X L; Zhang, C J; Li, F; Wan, Y; Hua, J F; Pai, C -H; Lu, W; Yu, P; An, W; Mori, W B; Joshi, C; Hogan, M J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring the index of refraction of nanocrystalline hafnium oxide thin films  

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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.

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)

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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B2B e-business reference architecture for tailored logistics  

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Based on a literature review of previous research and case studies, this paper develops a conceptual model that traces and categorises different interorganisation information coordination and control mechanisms in the logistics domain. The conceptual model is referred to as the B2B E-business Reference Architecture (ERA). Studies in system architecture have largely focused on the technical perspective of e-business within an enterprise, with little research on the interorganisation perspective especially in the context of tailored logistics. Via the synthesis of literature, four fundamental architectures, dealing with different logistics scenarios, are proposed and discussed in detail with supporting case examples identified from the literature. This paper concludes by drawing implications for current research as well as highlighting future research opportunities.

Yingli Wang; Mohamed M. Naim

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring broadband light trapping of GaAs and Si substrates by self-organised nanopatterning  

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We report on the formation of high aspect ratio anisotropic nanopatterns on crystalline GaAs (100) and Si (100) substrates exploiting defocused Ion Beam Sputtering assisted by a sacrificial self-organised Au stencil mask. The tailored optical properties of the substrates are characterised in terms of total reflectivity and haze by means of integrating sphere measurements as a function of the morphological modification at increasing ion fluence. Refractive index grading from sub-wavelength surface features induces polarisation dependent anti-reflection behaviour in the visible-near infrared (VIS-NIR) range, while light scattering at off-specular angles from larger structures leads to very high values of the haze functions in reflection. The results, obtained for an important class of technologically relevant materials, are appealing in view of photovoltaic and photonic applications aiming at photon harvesting in ultrathin crystalline solar cells.

Martella, C.; Chiappe, D.; Mennucci, C.; Buatier de Mongeot, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova, via Dodecaneso 33, I-16146 Genova (Italy)

2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring properties of carbon-nanotube-based foams by ion bombardment  

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Particle irradiation is an effective method for manipulating properties of individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs). This potential, however, remains unexplored for macroscopic assemblies of cross-linked CNTs. Here, we study structural and electrical properties of ultralow-density cross-linked CNT-based nanofoams exposed to ion irradiation at room temperature over a wide range of ion masses and fluences. For all irradiation conditions studied, the electrical resistance of nanofoams initially increases with a rate that scales with the number of ballistically generated displacements. This process is attributed to the buildup of defects in graphitic nanoligaments. Irradiation with Ne and heavier ions leads to a decrease in the electrical resistance at large fluences, which is attributed to radiation-induced foam densification. In addition, heavy-ion bombardment causes amorphization of CNTs and smoothing of ligament surfaces. These results demonstrate that ion bombardment can be used for tailoring density, ligament morphology, and electrical properties of CNT-based foams.

Charnvanichborikarn, S.; Shin, S. J.; Worsley, M. A.; Kucheyev, S. O. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

2012-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Post-Synthesis Crystallinity Tailoring of Water-Soluble Polymer Encapsulated CdTe Nanoparticles using Rapid Thermal Annealing  

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Post-Synthesis Crystallinity Tailoring of Water-Soluble Polymer Encapsulated CdTe Nanoparticles The crystallinity of colloidal CdTe nanoparticles has been enhanced post synthesis. This control over CdTe NPs have been demonstrated suitable for use in applications involving efficient solar cells

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Tailoring surface topographies of polymers by using ion beam: Recent advances and the potential applications in biomedical and tissue engineering  

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Ion beam technique has recently been actively employed to create various patterns on the surface of polymers. In this paper, we highlight some of the recent advances in tailoring surface topographies of polymers by using ion beam and present a brief discussion on the potential applications in biomedical and tissue engineering.

Terumitsu Hasebe; So Nagashima; Yukihiro Yoshimoto; Atsushi Hotta; Tetsuya Suzuki

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of tailor-made starch-based aerogel microspheres by the emulsion-gelation method  

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The inherent biocompatibility and biodegradability of starch, a natural polysaccharide-based product, allows its use in the form of microspheres as a chemical carrier for life science applications. However, current methods of preparation of starch microspheres utilize chemical crosslinkers and drying methods (air drying, freeze drying) that leads to problems of degradability of the matrix and low specific surface areas and chemical loading capacities. In this work, corn starch aerogel microspheres, a special class of nanoporous materials, were prepared by the combination of an emulsion-gelation method and supercritical drying without the use of chemical crosslinkers. Effects of gelation temperature (368, 393 and 413 K), oil-to-aqueous starch solution ratio (1:1, 2:1, 3:1) and surfactant content (3, 6 and 10% (w/w)) on the textural and morphological properties of the aerogel material were studied. The obtained starch aerogels were characterized using nitrogen adsorption–desorption measurements, helium pycnometry, CHN elemental analyses, thermogravimetry and scanning electron microscopy. Spherical starch aerogel microspheres with tailor-made specific surface areas (34–120 m2 g?1 range) and particle sizes (215–1226 ?m diameter range) were obtained. Aerogel textural properties were mainly influenced by the gelation temperature used, whereas the particle morphology depended on the three processing parameters studied. High specific chemical loading capacity (1.1 × 10?3 g m?2) of the aerogel microspheres was obtained using ketoprofen as a model compound.

C.A. García-González; J.J. Uy; M. Alnaief; I. Smirnova

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive tailoring of laser-accelerated ion beam cut-off energy by using double foil assembly  

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A double foil assembly is shown to be effective in tailoring the maximum energy produced by a laser-accelerated proton beam. The measurements compare favorably with adiabatic expansion simulations, and particle-in-cell simulations. The arrangement proposed here offers for some applications a simple and passive way to utilize simultaneously highest irradiance lasers that have best laser-to-ion conversion efficiency while avoiding the production of undesired high-energy ions.

Chen, S. N., E-mail: sophia.chen@polytechnique.edu; Brambrink, E.; Mancic, A.; Romagnani, L.; Audebert, P.; Fuchs, J., E-mail: julien.fuchs@polytechnique.fr [Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, UMR 7605 CNRS-CEA-École Polytechnique-Université Paris VI, Palaiseau (France); Robinson, A. P. L. [Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)] [Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Antici, P. [Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, UMR 7605 CNRS-CEA-École Polytechnique-Université Paris VI, Palaiseau (France) [Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, UMR 7605 CNRS-CEA-École Polytechnique-Université Paris VI, Palaiseau (France); Dipartimento SBAI, Università di Roma « La Sapienza », Via Scarpa 14-16, 00165 Roma (Italy); INRS-Énergie et Matériaux, 1650 bd. L. Boulet, Varennes, J3X1S2 Québec (Canada); D'Humières, E. [Physics Department, MS-220, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States) [Physics Department, MS-220, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States); Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France); University of Bordeaux—CNRS—CEA, CELIA, UMR5107, 33405 Talence (France); Gaillard, S. [Physics Department, MS-220, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States)] [Physics Department, MS-220, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States); Grismayer, T.; Mora, P. [Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France)] [Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France); Pépin, H. [INRS-Énergie et Matériaux, 1650 bd. L. Boulet, Varennes, J3X1S2 Québec (Canada)] [INRS-Énergie et Matériaux, 1650 bd. L. Boulet, Varennes, J3X1S2 Québec (Canada)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Composition-tailored synthesis of gradient transition metal precursor particles for lithium-ion battery cathode materials.  

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We report the tailored synthesis of particles with internal gradients in transition metal composition aided by the use of a general process model. Tailored synthesis of transition metal particles was achieved using a coprecipitation reaction with tunable control over the process conditions. Gradients in the internal composition of the particles was monitored and confirmed experimentally by analysis of particles collected during regularly timed intervals. Particles collected from the reactor at the end of the process were used as the precursor material for the solid-state synthesis of Li{sub 1.2}(Mn{sub 0.62}Ni{sub 0.38}){sub 0.8}O{sub 2}, which was electrochemically evaluated as the active cathode material in a lithium battery. The Li{sub 1.2}(Mn{sub 0.62}Ni{sub 0.38}){sub 0.8}O{sub 2} material was the first example of a structurally integrated multiphase material with a tailored internal gradient in relative transition metal composition as the active cathode material in a lithium-ion battery. We believe our general synthesis strategy may be applied to produce a variety of new cathode materials with tunable interior, surface, and overall relative transition metal compositions.

Koenig, G. M.; Belharouak, I.; Deng, H.; Amine, K.; Sun, Y. K. (Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division)

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring key fuel properties of diesel–biodiesel–ethanol blends for diesel engine  

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Alternative fuel research for the profusely growing number of diesel run automotive has intensified due to environmental reasons and turmoil in petroleum market. Government initiatives all around the world, their energy policies and steps to emphasis the use of biodiesel; proved biodiesel as a number one renewable substitute for No. 2 diesel fuels. Among all biodiesel feedstock, palm oil is a potential source with higher yield rate without much fertilizer use especially in tropical region. However, the application of transesterified palm biodiesel is objected by many auto-manufacturers due to adverse effects on engine in long term operation. The aim of this study was to modify the key fuel properties of palm biodiesel which causes engine fouling in long term operation. A significant amount of work is devoted to mix biodiesel and diesel at arbitrary percentages and test engine performance. Numerous fuel additives are developed for biodiesels automotive use. In this study, chemical properties of biodiesel are tailored by ethanol and an optimum formulation is derived mathematically. Ethanol is used at a controlled proportion (6%) with palm oil methyl ester (POME) as additive to reduce the higher viscosity of POME. This optimum palm biodiesel–ethanol blend was mixed at varying proportions (i.e. 0–30%) with No. 2 diesel to produce ternary blends of diesel–palm biodiesel–ethanol. Cold flow properties (such as, could point, pour point) of these ternary blends has improved and minute percentage of ethanol adding did not adversely affect the oxidation stability and corrosiveness of the fuel blend. Ethanol has significantly reduces the flash point, but the flammability of ternary blends is classified as Class II; similar to that of diesel. Cetane number is reduced in ternary blends by ethanol. So, palm biodiesel with minute percentage of anhydrous ethanol as additive in the ternary blend significantly improved key fuel properties significantly.

Md. Jayed Hussan; Masjuki Hj. Hassan; Md. Abul Kalam; Liaquat Ali Memon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beneficial Effect of Nanoclay in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Ethyl Acrylate:? A One Pot Preparation of Tailor-Made Polymer Nanocomposite  

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Beneficial Effect of Nanoclay in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Ethyl Acrylate:? A One Pot Preparation of Tailor-Made Polymer Nanocomposite ... Nanoclays [Cloisite 30B, Cloisite NA+, and Cloisite 20A] were supplied by Southern Clay products, Gonzales, TX. ...

Haimanti Datta; Nikhil K. Singha; Anil K. Bhowmick

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailor-Made Projects I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E P R O J E  

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Tailor-Made Projects Tailor-Made Projects I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : P R O J E C T M A N A G E M E N T C A R E E R D E V E L O P M E N T P R O G R A M Pathways to Project Success D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 1 Brian Kong, PE, PMP, CCE, LEED AP Your project is unique and is tailor-made to ensure its success. While the end product may be the same, the acquisition process can be tailored to effectively and efficiently manage the multi- tude of factors that you and your project team face. Some compliance factors cannot be ig- nored or changed, but the requirements within DOE Order 413.3B can be tailored. Properly tai- lored and initiated early on, the path to the end product may be a better fit for your project. Documenting the tailoring strategy and obtaining the Acquisition Executive's approval prior to

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Design and Testing of a 10B4C Capsule for Spectral-Tailoring in Mixed-Spectrum Reactors  

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A boron carbide capsule highly enriched in 10B has been designed and used for spectral-tailoring experiments at the TRIGA reactor at Washington State University. New experiments show that enriching the boron to 96% B-10 results in additional absorption of neutrons in the resonance region thereby producing a neutron spectrum that is much closer to a pure 235U fission spectrum. A cadmium outer cover was used to reduce thermal heating. The neutron spectrum calculated with MCNP was found to be in very good agreement with measured activation rates from neutron fluence monitors.

Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Wittman, Richard S.; Metz, Lori A.; Finn, Erin C.; Friese, Judah I.

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailorable optical scattering properties of the V-shaped plasmonic nano-antennas: a computationally efficient and fast analysis  

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We introduce an efficient computational scheme based on Macro Basis Function (MBF) method, to analyze the scattering of a plane wave by the V-shaped plasmonic optical nano-antennas. The polarization currents and the scattered fields for symmetric and anti-symmetric excitations are investigated. We investigate how the resonant frequency of the plasmonic V-shaped nanoantenna is tailored by engineering the geometrical parameters and by changing the polarization state of the incident plane wave. The computational model presented herein is faster by orders of magnitude than commercially available finite methods and is capable to characterize also other nanoantennas comprising of junctions and bends of nanorods.

Rashidi, Arash; Anagnostou, Dimitris E

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Yildiz, Bilge; Heski, Clemens

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Efficiency Solid State Cooling Technologies: Non-Equilibrium Asymmetic Thermoelectrics (NEAT) Devices  

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BEETIT Project: Sheetak is developing a thermoelectric-based solid state cooling system to replace typical air conditioners that use vapor compression to cool air. With noisy mechanical components, vapor compression systems use a liquid refrigerant to circulate within the air conditioner, absorb heat, and pump the heat out into the external environment. With no noisy moving parts or polluting refrigerants, thermoelectric systems rely on an electrical current being passed through the junction of the two different conducting materials to change temperature. Using advanced semiconductor technology, Sheetak is improving solid state cooling systems by using proprietary thermoelectric materials along with other innovations to achieve significant energy efficiency. Sheetak’s new design displaces compressor-based technology; improves reliability; and decreases energy usage. Sheetak’s use of semiconductor manufacturing methods leads to less material use—facilitating cheaper production.

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2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New directions in fluid dynamics: non-equilibrium aerodynamic and microsystem flows  

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...shuttle re-entering the atmosphere, or create the optimum...High- temperature plasmas, used both for the...the order of 100500 MHz, to provide enough...2002 Modeling of the plasma jet of a stationary plasma thruster. J. Appl...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A TWO-DIMENSIONAL, NON-EQUILIBRIUM, NUMERICAL MODEL OF AN ALKALI SEEDED  

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by Darrel Kim Robertson B.Sc. Physics with Space Science and Technology, Leicester University, 1995 can pass through the gas. The ions do not recombine so the energy required to create them cannot are treated as one uid and the heavy species as a second, with separate temperatures and a heat transfer rate

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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics, maximum entropy production and Earth-system evolution  

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...presence of soil water on land at...acts as the generator that drives the continental water balance out...difference of atmospheric CO2 concentration...associated with generators radiative exchange...distance of atmospheric water vapour content...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2008-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium coherent vortex states and subharmonic giant Shapiro steps in Josephson junction arrays  

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This is a review of recent work on the dynamic response of Josephson junction arrays driven by dc and ac currents. The arrays are modeled by the resistively shunted Josephson junction model, appropriate for proximity effect junctions, including self-induced magnetic fields as well as disorder. The relevance of the self-induced fields is measured as a function of a parameter $\\kappa=\\lambda_L/a$, with $\\lambda_L$ the London penetration depth of the arrays, and $a$ the lattice spacing. The transition from Type II ($\\kappa>1$) to Type I ($\\kappa <1$) behavior is studied in detail. We compare the results for models with self, self+nearest-neighbor, and full inductance matrices. In the $\\kappa=\\infty$ limit, we find that when the initial state has at least one vortex-antivortex pair, after a characteristic transient time these vortices unbind and {\\it radiate} other vortices. These radiated vortices settle into a parity-broken, time-periodic, {\\em axisymmetric coherent vortex state} (ACVS), characterized by alternate rows of positive and negative vortices lying along a tilted axis. The ACVS produces subharmonic steps in the current voltage (IV) characteristics, typical of giant Shapiro steps. For finite $\\kappa$ we find that the IV's show subharmonic giant Shapiro steps, even at zero external magnetic field. We find that these subharmonic steps are produced by a whole family of coherent vortex oscillating patterns, with their structure changing as a function of $\\kappa$. In general, we find that these patterns are due to a break down of translational invariance produced, for example, by disorder or antisymmetric edge-fields. The zero field case results are in good qualitative agreement with experiments

Daniel Domínguez; Jorge V. José

1994-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of a Non-Equilibrium Dispersed Flow Film Boiling Heat Transfer Modeling Package.  

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??The dispersed flow film boiling (DFFB) heat transfer regime is important to several applications including cryogenics, rocket engines, steam generators, and in the safety analysis… (more)

Meholic, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Finite-Temperature Non-equilibrium Quasicontinuum Method based on Langevin Dynamics  

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The concurrent bridging of molecular dynamics and continuum thermodynamics presents a number of challenges, mostly associated with energy transmission and changes in the constitutive description of a material across domain boundaries. In this paper, we propose a framework for simulating coarse dynamic systems in the canonical ensemble using the Quasicontinuum method (QC). The equations of motion are expressed in reduced QC coordinates and are strictly derived from dissipative Lagrangian mechanics. The derivation naturally leads to a classical Langevin implementation where the timescale is governed by vibrations emanating from the finest length scale occurring in the computational cell. The equations of motion are integrated explicitly via Newmark's ({beta} = 0; {gamma} = 1/2) method, leading to a robust numerical behavior and energy conservation. In its current form, the method only allows for wave propagations supported by the less compliant of the two meshes across a heterogeneous boundary, which requires the use of overdamped dynamics to avoid spurious heating due to reflected vibrations. We have applied the method to two independent crystallographic systems characterized by different interatomic potentials (Al and Ta) and have measured thermal expansion in order to quantify the vibrational entropy loss due to homogenization. We rationalize the results in terms of system size, mesh coarseness, and nodal cluster diameter within the framework of the quasiharmonic approximation. For Al, we find that the entropy loss introduced by mesh coarsening varies linearly with the element size, and that volumetric effects are not critical in driving the anharmonic behavior of the simulated systems. In Ta, the anomalies of the interatomic potential employed result in negative and zero thermal expansion at low and high temperatures, respectively.

Marian, J; Venturini, G; Hansen, B; Knap, J; Ortiz, M; Campbell, G

2009-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

139

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

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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.

Malhotra, Vivak

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Pattern-forming in non-equilibrium quantum systems and geometrical models of matter  

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for financial support, Robin- son College for its wonderful atmosphere and Cambridge for being such an excep- tional and inspiring place. iii Contents Declaration i Summary ii Acknowledgements iii Contents iv 1 Introduction 1 I Polaritons 7 2 Background Material... , and d the dimensionality of the system. If this condition is not satisfied, electrons and holes undergo a Mott transition, unbinding and forming an electron-hole plasma. Chapter 2. Background Material 13 polariton condensation is not a straightforward...

Franchetti, Guido

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Flux-difference split parabolized Navier-Stokes algorithm for non-equilibrium chemically reacting flows  

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A flux-difference split explicit finite-difference algorithm is presented for solving the parabolized form of the equations governing three-dimensional nonequilibrium chemically reacting flows. The algorithm is based on an explicit noniterative, upwind space-marching scheme developed by Korte, but differs in that the unsteady Riemann problem, rather than the steady Riemann problem, is solved. The algorithm allows either a second or an approximately third-order accurate upwind treatment of the convection terms by employing the unsteady approximate Riemann solver of Roe. The source terms of the species transport equations are treated in either an explicit or implicit manner, and the species diffusion terms are modeled with either a Fickian or a multicomponent model. A validation of the algorithm is performed by comparing computational results with the 2-D Mach 14, 15 degree compression-corner data of Holden. The three-dimensional capability of the algorithm is demonstrated by computing Mach 2.7 flow over a swept wedge scramjet fuel injector, and three-dimensional reacting flow capability is demonstrated by a computing a shock-jet interaction concept for mixing and combustion enhancement. 34 refs.

White, J.A.; Korte, J.J.; Gaffney, R.L. Jr. (Analytical Services and Materials, Inc., Hampton, VA (United States) NASA, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium correlation function of a reptating chain J. Noolandi and K. M. Hong  

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neutron scattering (SANS) results. J. Physique - LETTRES 45 (1984) L-149-L-157 Classification Physics small angle neutron scattering (SANS). Among the various theories for highly entangled polymer systems

Boyer, Edmond

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

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!arise, i A Iie. therYe Lieu'L nod 1 of ti'ie ed:iabatic adeoi"ption. of !Iulti- pl: ro. "irponcrr'. s onto a fi/ted 'ned of adsorbate ie dovrelop~i for t!Ie ceso oi' rlilu", e solutiono. The . -, ortc3. consir '. . of a I . . u!&3 '3 . et ot n!In-11r... volume of adsorbate particle (cm /cm ) moles of solute 1 per mole of gas 1n the bulk gas influent concentration of solute 1, moles of 1/mole of gas initial solute concentration, moles of i/mole of gas I dimensionless solute concentrationy Ci Ci/Ci I...

Harwell, Jeffrey Harry

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Leonard, T.; Lander, B.; Seifert, U. [II. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart (Germany)] [II. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart (Germany); Speck, T. [Institut für Theoretische Physik II, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf (Germany)] [Institut für Theoretische Physik II, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf (Germany)

2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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THE DEPLOYMENT OF ZIP NON-EQUILIBRIUM PHONON DETECTORS IN CDMS II  

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operating these Si and Ge Z-sensitive Ionization and Phonon (ZIP) detectors at the Stanford Underground Facility are reported. 1 Surface electron events The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) 1 utilizes

California at Berkeley, University of

146

Non-equilibrium raft-like membrane domains under continuous recycling  

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We present a model for the kinetics of spontaneous membrane domain (raft) assembly that includes the effect of membrane recycling ubiquitous in living cells. We show that the domains have a broad power-law distribution with an average radius that scales with the 1/4 power of the domain lifetime when the line tension at the domain edges is large. For biologically reasonable recycling and diffusion rates the average domain radius is in the tens of nm range, consistent with observations. This represents one possible link between signaling (involving rafts) and traffic (recycling) in cells. Finally, we present evidence that suggests that the average raft size may be the same for all scale-free recycling schemes.

Matthew S. Turner; Pierre Sens; Nicholas D. Socci

2005-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

147

The Influence of Hydraulic Non-Equilibrium on Pressure Plate Data  

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Pressure plates are used routinely to measure water retention characteristics of soils. Plates of varying porosity are used depending on the pressure range of interest. For applied pressures up to 1.5 MPa, 15-bar porous ceramic plates with fine porosity are used because of their high bubbling pressure (>15 bar), which limits airflow through the plate. The typical saturated hydraulic conductivity of the 15-bar plate is less than 1x10-13 m s-1. Low plate conductance coupled with decreasing soil hydraulic conductivities (e.g., <1x10-13 m s-1) at high pressures strongly influence equilibrium times, which theoretically may extend to months or years. We measured the soil water pressures (suctions) for three soils, a sand, a silt loam, and a clay placed on 15-bar pressure plates for 10 days or longer, with and without static loads and with and without use of a kaolinite slurry for improved plate contact. Total matric suctions, inferred from peltier psychrometry data, were always less than 1.5 MPa. When sample height was increased from 1.5 cm to 3 cm, the water contents increased and total suctions decreased to 0.15 MPa for sand, 0.3 MPa for silt loam, and 0.55 MPa for clay. These data suggest that alternative methods to pressure plates may be require to measure equilibrium water suctions of soils in reasonable times in the 15-bar pressure range and that loading of the samples and use of kaolinite appear to be ineffective in speeding equilibrium.

Gee, Glendon W.; Ward, Anderson L.; Zhang, Z. F.; Campbell, Gaylon S.; Mathison, Jon B.

2002-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium synthesis of Fe-Cr-C-W alloy by laser cladding  

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Synthesis of Fe-Cr-C-W alloy using the laser cladding technique offered an opportunity to produce a ... and uniform microstructure. Use of preheating during laser cladding Fe-Cr-C-W provided crack-free ... carbid...

J. Choi; J. Mazumder

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Bellan, Paul M. [Caltech] [Caltech

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

DeMille, David; LeHur, Karyn

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Forslund, Robert Paul

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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geometries with aerothermodynamic considerations in the presence of high-enthalpy, chemically reactive gas terms R Governing equation residual S Control surface T Temperature U Vector of conserved variables u. The hypersonic vehicle design process requires the synthesis of aerothermodynamic, structural, TPS material

Alonso, Juan J.

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Oblique and conical shock similarity laws for non-equilibrium flows  

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OF SCIEiiCE January 1968 Tia jor Subject: Aerospace Engineering OBLIQUE AVD COii'ICAL SIIOCK SINILARITY IAWS FOR NOXi EQUILIBRIUM FLOATS A Thesis by JESSE LOUIS BOLSTER Approved as to stvle and content by: (Chairman o Com xtteeP ead o spar tmen... ) (SO) 35 For a dissociating diatomic gas, the conical shock similarity law becomes K&& (1-Q, ) ? ? L P [ED/(k(K&o Y ~) )] =. co st t (51) I where K i5 l9 '4 (R 20 2l (52) With these two relations, it is possible to scale the length...

Holster, Jesse Louis

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Thermo-chemical dynamics and chemical quasi-equilibrium of plasmas in thermal non-equilibrium  

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We examine both processes of ionization by electron and heavy-particle impact in spatially uniform plasmas at rest in the absence of external forces. A singular perturbation analysis is used to study the following physical scenario, in which thermal relaxation becomes much slower than chemical reactions. First, electron-impact ionization is investigated. The dynamics of the system rapidly becomes close to a slow dynamics manifold that allows for defining a unique chemical quasi-equilibrium for two-temperature plasmas and proving that the second law of thermodynamics is satisfied. Then, all ionization reactions are taken into account simultaneously, leading to a surprising conclusion: the inner layer for short time scale (or time boundary layer) directly leads to thermal equilibrium. Global thermo-chemical equilibrium is reached within a short time scale, involving only chemical reactions, even if thermal relaxation through elastic collisions is assumed to be slow.

Massot, Marc [Laboratoire EM2C, UPR 288 CNRS - Ecole Centrale Paris (France); Graille, Benjamin [Laboratoire de Mathematiques d'Orsay, UMR 8628 CNRS - Universite Paris-Sud (France); Magin, Thierry E. [Aeronautics and Aerospace Department, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium)

2011-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Helge M. Gonnermann1 { & Sujoy Mukhopadhyay1 Radioactive decay of uranium and thorium produces 4 He in conjunction with radiogenic ingrowth of 4 He, which has led to a volatile-depleted upper mantle (MORB source

Mukhopadhyay, Sujoy

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SciTech Connect: Fe Atomic Data for Non-equilibrium Ionization...  

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Christopher L. Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hughes, John P. Rutgers University; Smith, Randall K. Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; Badenes, Carles University of...

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Study of Methane Reforming in Warm Non-Equilibrium Plasma Discharges  

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Utilization of natural gas in remote locations necessitates on-site conversion of methane into liquid fuels or high value products. The first step in forming high value products is the production of ethylene and acetylene. Non-thermal plasmas, due...

Parimi, Sreekar

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent mixing and beyond: non-equilibrium processes from atomistic to astrophysical scales II  

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...knowledge for the design of experiments in high energy density plasmas and for simulations of inhomogeneous and anisotropic flows...RF. 1985 QED: the strange theory of light and matter. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University press.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and testing of a boron carbide capsule for spectral-tailoring in mixed-spectrum reactors  

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A boron carbide capsule has been designed and used for spectral-tailoring experiments at the TRIGA reactor at Washington State Univ.. Irradiations were conducted in pulsed mode and in continuous operation for up to 4 h. A cadmium cover was used to reduce thermal heating. The neutron spectrum calculated with the Monte Carlo N-particle transport code was found to be in good agreement with reactor dosimetry measurements using the STAY'SL computer code. The neutron spectrum resembles that of a fast reactor. The design of a capsule using boron carbide fully enriched in {sup 10}B shows that it is possible to produce a neutron spectrum similar to that of {sup 235}U fission. (authors)

Greenwood, L.R.; Wittman, R. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352 (United States); Pierson, B.P. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Metz, L.A.; Payne, R.; Finn, E.C.; Friese, J.I. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of extended-release patient-tailored prednisolone tablets via fused deposition modelling (FDM) 3D printing  

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Abstract Rapid and reliable tailoring of the dose of controlled release tablets to suit an individual patient is a major challenge for personalized medicine. The aim of this work was to investigate the feasibility of using a fused deposition modelling (FDM) based 3D printer to fabricate extended release tablet using prednisolone loaded poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) filaments and to control its dose. Prednisolone was loaded into a PVA-based (1.75 mm) filament at approximately 1.9% w/w via incubation in a saturated methanolic solution of prednisolone. The physical form of the drug was assessed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD). Dose accuracy and in vitro drug release patterns were assessed using HPLC and pH change flow-through dissolution test. Prednisolone loaded PVA filament demonstrated an ability to be fabricated into regular ellipse-shaped solid tablets using the FDM-based 3D printer. It was possible to control the mass of printed tablet through manipulating the volume of the design (R2 = 0.9983). On printing tablets with target drug contents of 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5 and 10 mg, a good correlation between target and achieved dose was obtained (R2 = 0.9904) with a dose accuracy range of 88.7–107%. Thermal analysis and XRPD indicated that the majority of prednisolone existed in amorphous form within the tablets. In vitro drug release from 3D printed tablets was extended up to 24 h. FDM based 3D printing is a promising method to produce and control the dose of extended release tablets, providing a highly adjustable, affordable, minimally sized, digitally controlled platform for producing patient-tailored medicines.

Justyna Skowyra; Katarzyna Pietrzak; Mohamed A. Alhnan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cotton gauze bearing non-diffusible quaternary ammonium salts and featuring anti-microbial activity: An example of single-use articles tailored to self-sterilize  

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Cotton gauze bearing non-diffusible quaternary ammonium salts and featuring anti-microbial activity envisaged in which single-use cotton gauze could be chemically tailored to display anti-microbial activity as AEM 5700, into the cotton matrix and polymerizing the monomers about the fibers. In a second approach

Taralp, Alpay

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Evolution and tailoring of plasmonic properties in Ag:ZrO{sub 2} nanocomposite films by swift heavy ion irradiation  

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Ag:ZrO{sub 2} nanocomposite films have been synthesized by a sol-gel dip coating process at room temperature, followed by irradiation using swift heavy ions. The effect of electronic energy loss and fluences on the evolution and consequently on the tailoring of plasmonic properties of films has been studied. The optical study exhibits that color of films converts from transparent in pristine form into shiny yellow when films are irradiated by 100 MeV Ag ions at a fluence of 3x10{sup 12} ions/cm{sup 2}. However, irradiation by 120 MeV O ions up to the fluence of 1 x 10{sup 14} ions/cm{sup 2} does not induce any coloration in films. The coloration is attributed to the evolution of plasmonic feature resulting in a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) induced absorption peak in the visible region. Increase in fluence from 3 x 10{sup 12} to 6 x 10{sup 13} ions/cm{sup 2} of 100 MeV Ag ions induces a redshift in SPR induced peak position from 434 to 487 nm. Microstructural studies confirms the conversion of Ag{sub 2}O{sub 3} (in pristine films) into cubic phase of metallic Ag and the increase of average size of particles with the increasing fluence up to 6 x 10{sup 13} ions/cm{sup 2}. Further increase in fluence leads to the dissolution of Ag atoms in the ZrO{sub 2} matrix.

Kumar, Manish; Kulriya, P. K.; Avasthi, D. K. [Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 (India); Pivin, J. C. [CSNSM-IN2P3, Batiment 108, 91405 Orsay Campus (France)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

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BiOI nanosheets decorated TiO2 nanofiber: Tailoring water purification performance of photocatalyst in structural and photo-responsivity aspects  

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Abstract Microscopic structure and photo-responsive characters are two important facets that dominate the synthetic performance of photocatalysts in environment remediation. In the present investigation, we report the simultaneous tailoring of these two facets toward improving the water purification performance of TiO2 based photocatalyst. Electrospinning-derived TiO2 nanofibers were decorated with the visible-light responsive BiOI nanosheets via a simple hydrothermal reaction approach, constructing heterostructured composite fibers. The obtained hierarchical TiO2@BiOI fibers demonstrated improved reactivity toward decomposition of Rhodamine B in the visible-light range over the pristine TiO2 nanofibers, meanwhile possessed high recycling convenience. The mechanism for advancement of the photocatalytic reactivity of the TiO2@BiOI fibers was elucidated by analyzing the results of photoluminescence and transient photocurrent response.

Chenxing Liao; Zhijun Ma; Guoping Dong; Jianrong Qiu

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Non-equilibrium deposition of phase pure Cu{sub 2}O thin films at reduced growth temperature  

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Cuprous oxide (Cu{sub 2}O) is actively studied as a prototypical material for energy conversion and electronic applications. Here we reduce the growth temperature of phase pure Cu{sub 2}O thin films to 300?°C by intentionally controlling solely the kinetic parameter (total chamber pressure, P{sub tot}) at fixed thermodynamic condition (0.25 mTorr pO{sub 2}). A strong non-monotonic effect of P{sub tot} on Cu-O phase formation is found using high-throughput combinatorial-pulsed laser deposition. This discovery creates new opportunities for the growth of Cu{sub 2}O devices with low thermal budget and illustrates the importance of kinetic effects for the synthesis of metastable materials with useful properties.

Subramaniyan, Archana, E-mail: asubrama@mymail.mines.edu [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Perkins, John D.; Lany, Stephan; Stevanovic, Vladan; Ginley, David S.; Zakutayev, Andriy [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); O’Hayre, Ryan P. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)

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Materials Science and Engineering A 449451 (2007) 1217 Non-equilibrium solidification of concentrated FeGe alloys  

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, a Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India b Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai­Ge binary alloy system consists of several critical points and ordered­disorder transitions and can be used to a fundamental parameter, known as melt undercooling. From the point of view of thermodynamics, undercooling

Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

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Minimization of a free-energy-like potential for non-equilibrium flow systems at steady state  

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...Engl. transl. Brose, H. L.). New York, NY: Macmillan. Prigogine, I...irreversible processes, 3rd edn. New York, NY: Interscience. Prigogine...Sagan, D. 2005 Into the cool: energy flow, thermodynamics and life...

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Non-equilibrium and local detection of the normal fraction of a trapped two-dimensional Bose gas  

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-dimensional Bose gas, a quantity that generally differs from the Bose-Einstein condensed fraction. The idea-Einstein condensation [7]. A possibil- ity explored in [8] is to look at the response of a gas in a toroidal trap for atomic samples, as the superfluid core co-exists with an external ring of normal gas [10]. In p

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Non-equilibrium Quantum Many-Body Green Function Formalism in the light of Quantum Information Theory  

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The following issues are discussed inspired by the recent paper of Kadanoff (arXiv: 1403:6162): (a) Construction of a generalized one-particle Wigner distribution (GWD) function (analog of the classical distribution function) from which the quantum kinetic equation due to Kadanoff and Baym (KB) is derived, often called the Quantum Boltzmann Equation (QBE); (b) The equation obeyed by this has a collision contribution in the form of a two-particle Green function. This term is manipulated to have Kinetic Entropy in parallel to its counterpart in the classical Boltzmann kinetic equation for the classical distribution function. This proved to be problematic in that unlike in the classical Boltzmann kinetic equation, the contribution from the kinetic entropy term was non-positive; (3) Kadanoff surmised that this situation could perhaps be related to quantum entanglement that may not have been included in his theory. It is shown that GWD is not positive everywhere (indicating dynamical quantumness) just like the commonly recognized property of the Wigner function (negative property indicating quantumness of the state). The issue of non-positive feature appearing in approximate evaluation of patently positive entities in many particle systems is here pointed to an early discussion of this issue (Phys. Rev. A10, 1852 (1974)) in terms of a theorem on truncation of cumulant expansion of a probability distribution function due to Marcinkeiwicz. The last issue of presence or absence of entanglement in an approximate evaluation of a many particle correlation poses a new problem; it is considered here in terms of fermionic entanglement theory in the light of density matrix and Green function theory of many-fermion systems. The clue comes from the fact that the Hartree-Fock approximation exhbits no entantanglement in two-particle fermion density matrix and hence also in two-particle Green function.

A. K. Rajgaopal

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Generation of Teflon-like layers on cellophane surfaces under atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium SF6-plasma environments  

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In this contribution a novel atmospheric pressure SF6–cold–plasma method is suggested for the conversion of... x , (x< 6 ) species generated in the discharge for oxygen extractio...

L. E. Cruz-Barba; S. Manolache; F. Denes

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Non-equilibrium synthesis, structure, and opto-electronic properties of Cu2?2x Zn x O alloys  

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Alloying in traditional semiconductors is a well-established method to tune the electronic structure and the materials properties, but this technique is less common for oxides. Here, we present results on the ...

Archana Subramaniyan; John D. Perkins; Ryan P. O’Hayre…

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Steady-state film-boiling data in rod-bundle geometry and non-equilibrium correlation assessment  

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A series of 22 steady-state, rod bundle, dispersed flow film boiling experiments has been performed in the Thermal-Hydraulic Test Facility (THTF), a pressurized-water loop containing 64 full-length electrically heated rods. Test parameters in the upflow experiments cover a wide range of conditions typical of those which might be encountered during a nuclear reactor loss-of-coolant accident. Local equilibrium fluid conditions were calculated using mass and energy conservation considerations. Experimentally determined heat transfer coefficients were compared to several available film boiling heat transfer correlations: Dougall-Rohsenow, Groeneveld 5.7, Groeneveld-Delorme, Chen, Jones-Zuber, and Yoder-Rohsenow. The Groeneveld 5.7 correlation tended to predict the data better than any other correlation tested. The Dougall-Rohsenow correlation tends to overpredict the data while the Yoder-Rohsenow correlation predicted the data better than the other nonequilibrium correlations examined. However, all of the nonequilibrium correlations generally underpredict the heat transfer.

Yoder, G.L.; Morris, D.G.; Mullins, C.B.; Ott, L.J.; Reed, D.A.

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Chemical freeze-outs of strange and non-strange particles and residual chemical non-equilibrium  

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We propose an elaborate version of the hadron resonance gas model with the combined treatment of separate chemical freeze-outs for strange and non-strange hadrons and with an additional \\gamma_{s} factor which accounts for the remaining strange particle non-equilibration. Two sets of chemical freeze-outs parameters are connected by the conservation laws of entropy, baryonic charge, isospin projection and strangeness. The developed approach enables us to perform a high-quality fit of the hadron multiplicity ratios for AGS, SPS and RHIC energies with total \\chi^2/dof \\simeq 1.05. A special attention is paid to a complete description of the Strangeness Horn. A well-known \\bar p, \\bar \\Lambda and \\bar \\Xi selective suppression problem is also discussed.

K. A. Bugaev; D. R. Oliinychenko; V. V. Sagun; A. I. Ivanytskyi; J. Cleymans; E. G. Nikonov; G. M. Zinovjev

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

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Gran Canaria, Campus Universitario de Tafira, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (Received 12 June. In a previous study on Gran Canaria, small-scale dispersal distances were found to be limited to 55 m correlation for Gran Canaria and Tenerife but not for Fuerteventura. In contrast, there was no detectable IBD

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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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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

Sheridan, Jennifer

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

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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.

Wang, Siwei [University of South Carolina, Columbia] [University of South Carolina, Columbia; Chen, Yan [ORNL] [ORNL; Fang, Shumin [University of South Carolina, Columbia] [University of South Carolina, Columbia; Zhang, Lingling [University of South Carolina, Columbia] [University of South Carolina, Columbia; Tang, Ming [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); An, Ke [ORNL] [ORNL; Brinkman, Dr. Kyle S. [Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Aiken, S.C.] [Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Aiken, S.C.; Chen, Fanglin [University of South Carolina, Columbia] [University of South Carolina, Columbia

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Is It Time to Tailor the Prediction of Radio-Induced Toxicity in Prostate Cancer Patients? Building the First Set of Nomograms for Late Rectal Syndrome  

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Purpose: Development of user-friendly tools for the prediction of single-patient probability of late rectal toxicity after conformal radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: This multicenter protocol was characterized by the prospective evaluation of rectal toxicity through self-assessed questionnaires (minimum follow-up, 36 months) by 718 adult men in the AIROPROS 0102 trial. Doses were between 70 and 80 Gy. Nomograms were created based on multivariable logistic regression analysis. Three endpoints were considered: G2 to G3 late rectal bleeding (52/718 events), G3 late rectal bleeding (24/718 events), and G2 to G3 late fecal incontinence (LINC, 19/718 events). Results: Inputs for the nomogram for G2 to G3 late rectal bleeding estimation were as follows: presence of abdominal surgery before RT, percentage volume of rectum receiving >75 Gy (V75Gy), and nomogram-based estimation of the probability of G2 to G3 acute gastrointestinal toxicity (continuous variable, which was estimated using a previously published nomogram). G3 late rectal bleeding estimation was based on abdominal surgery before RT, V75Gy, and NOMACU. Prediction of G2 to G3 late fecal incontinence was based on abdominal surgery before RT, presence of hemorrhoids, use of antihypertensive medications (protective factor), and percentage volume of rectum receiving >40 Gy. Conclusions: We developed and internally validated the first set of nomograms available in the literature for the prediction of radio-induced toxicity in prostate cancer patients. Calculations included dosimetric as well as clinical variables to help radiation oncologists predict late rectal morbidity, thus introducing the possibility of RT plan corrections to better tailor treatment to the patient's characteristics, to avoid unnecessary worsening of quality of life, and to provide support to the patient in selecting the best therapeutic approach.

Valdagni, Riccardo [Prostate Program, Scientific Directorate, Fondazione IRCCS-Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan (Italy); Radiotherapy, Fondazione IRCCS - Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan (Italy); Kattan, Michael W. [Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (United States); Rancati, Tiziana, E-mail: tiziana.rancati@istitutotumori.mi.it [Prostate Program, Scientific Directorate, Fondazione IRCCS-Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan (Italy); Yu Changhong [Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (United States); Vavassori, Vittorio [Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Ospedale di Circolo, Varese (Italy); Department of Radiotherapy, Humanitas - Gavazzeni, Bergamo (Italy); Fellin, Giovanni [Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Ospedale Santa Chiara, Trento (Italy); Cagna, Elena [Department of Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Ospedale Sant'Anna, Como (Italy); Gabriele, Pietro [Department of Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, Candiolo (Italy); Mauro, Flora Anna; Baccolini, Micaela [Department of Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Ospedale Villa Maria Cecilia, Lugo (Italy); Bianchi, Carla [Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Ospedale di Circolo, Varese (Italy); Menegotti, Loris [Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Ospedale Santa Chiara, Trento (Italy); Monti, Angelo F. [Department of Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Ospedale Sant'Anna, Como (Italy); Stasi, Michele [Department of Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, Candiolo (Italy); Giganti, Maria Olga [Prostate Program, Scientific Directorate, Fondazione IRCCS-Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan (Italy); Dept. of Oncology, Ospedale Niguarda, Milan (Italy); and others

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Nanoscale Additives Tailor Energetic Materials  

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Add to ACS ChemWorx ... The endothermic peak centered around 100 °C corresponds to the removal of water with a weight loss of 5.9%. ... The amorphous and rutile additives had little effect on the HTD weight loss profile, while anatase accelerated the HTD and reduced the completion temperature from 453 °C for pure AP to 423 °C with the additive. ...

David L. Reid; Antonio E. Russo; Rodolphe V. Carro; Matthew A. Stephens; Alexander R. LePage; Thomas C. Spalding; Eric L. Petersen; Sudipta Seal

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180

Tailoring Li adsorption on graphene  

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The technological potential of functionalized graphene has recently stimulated considerable interest in the study of the adsorption of metal atoms on graphene. However, a complete understanding of the optimal adsorption pattern of metal atoms on a graphene substrate has not been easy because of atomic relaxations at the interface and the interaction between metal atoms. We present a partial particle swarm optimization technique that allows us to efficiently search for the equilibrium geometries of metal atoms adsorbed on a substrate as a function of adatom concentration. Using Li deposition on graphene as an example we show that, contrary to previous works, Li atoms prefer to cluster, forming four-atom islands, irrespective of their concentration. We further show that an external electric field applied vertically to the graphene surface or doping with boron can prevent this clustering, leading to the homogeneous growth of Li.

Jian Zhou; Qiang Sun; Qian Wang; Puru Jena

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Tailor Made: Adapting Psychotherapeutic Interventions  

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therapeutic interventions. Statement of the Problem Cultural competence is an issue that has been determined to be an essential skill of psychologists. Cultural competence is necessary to effectively practice in the school setting because the students..., ineffective interventions, and ineffective therapeutic approaches. In an effort to address these issues there has been extensive dialogue on the subject. The multicultural literature is full of theories and frameworks that delineate the skills, attitudes...

Henry-Smith, Latanya Sherone

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailored Ceramics for Laser Applications /  

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diffusion kinetics of rare-earth elements in YAG. . . .values for rare- earth elements in YAG. . . . . . . . . .6] D. J. Cherniak, “Rare earth element and gallium diffusion

Hollingsworth, Joel Philip

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Evaluation of technical feasibility of closed-cycle non-equilibrium MHD power generation with direct coal firing. Final report, Task 1  

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Program accomplishments in a continuing effort to demonstrate the feasibility of direct coal fired, closed cycle, magnetohydrodynamic power generation are detailed. These accomplishments relate to all system aspects of a CCMHD power generation system including coal combustion, heat transfer to the MHD working fluid, MHD power generation, heat and cesium seed recovery and overall systems analysis. Direct coal firing of the combined cycle has been under laboratory development in the form of a high slag rejection, regeneratively air cooled cyclone coal combustor concept, originated within this program. A hot bottom ceramic regenerative heat exchanger system was assembled and test fired with coal for the purposes of evaluating the catalytic effect of alumina on NO/sub x/ emission reduction and operability of the refractory dome support system. Design, procurement, fabrication and partial installation of a heat and seed recovery flow apparatus was accomplished and was based on a stream tube model of the full scale system using full scale temperatures, tube sizes, rates of temperature change and tube geometry. Systems analysis capability was substantially upgraded by the incorporation of a revised systems code, with emphasis on ease of operator interaction as well as separability of component subroutines. The updated code was used in the development of a new plant configuration, the Feedwater Cooled (FCB) Brayton Cycle, which is superior to the CCMHD/Steam cycle both in performance and cost. (WHK)

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

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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)

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Towards a kinetic understanding of the ignition of air-propane mixture by a non-equilibrium discharge: the decomposition mechanisms of propane  

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The decomposition of propane in non-thermal plasmas of N2/C3H8 and N2/O2/C3H8 mixtures (oxygen percentage up to 20%) at low temperature is studied in a photo-triggered discharge. Quenching of nitrogen metastable states dissociate C3H8 to produce propene and hydrogen. Oxidation reactions are growing in importance when the O2 concentration increases, but the dissociation quenching reactions still occurs for the air-based mixture. Even for a low concentration of oxygen, OH is an important specie involved in the conversion of the hydrocarbon. A kinetic analysis emphasises that OH comes in great part from the production of H, in which the methyl radical plays a role, strengthening the role of the dissociation processes of propane and propene in the medium reactivity. Results of PLIF measurements performed on OH during the diffuse afterglow of a nanosecond corona discharge correlate with results obtained on the photo-triggered discharge.

Stéphane Pasquiers; Sabrina Bentaleb; Pascal Jeanney; Nicole Blin-Simiand; Pierre Tardiveau; Lionel Magne; Katell Gadonna; Nicolas Moreau; François Jorand

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186

Tailoring Magnetic Properties in Bulk Nanostructured Solids  

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permanent magnets). Under specific temperature and applied magnetic field conditions, exchange coupling

Morales, Jason R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring Cosmopolitanism in the Italian Nordest  

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affiliations and market themselves as global firms. Diesel,Diesel’s planet has always looked up to and modeled itself around the American marketDiesel, as Rosso reveals when recounting his initial venture to sell jeans to the North American market,

Brazzale, Claudia

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Tailoring photonic metamaterial resonances for thermal radiation  

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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 ...

Bermel, Peter A.

189

Tailored fischer-tropsch synthesis product distribution  

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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.

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

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Tailored Materials for Advanced CIDI Engines  

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2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

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Tailored Materials for Advanced CIDI Engines  

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2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

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Tailoring graphene with metals on top  

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We study the effects of metallic doping on the electronic properties of graphene using density functional theory in the local density approximation in the presence of a local charging energy. The electronic properties are sensitive to whether graphene is doped with alkali or transition metals. We estimate the charge transfer from a single layer of potassium on top of graphene in terms of the local charging energy of the graphene sheet. The coating of graphene with a nonmagnetic layer of palladium, on the other hand, can lead to a magnetic instability in coated graphene due to the hybridization between the transition metal and the carbon orbitals.

B. Uchoa; C.-Y. Lin; A. H. Castro Neto

2008-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailored Acicular Mullite Substrates for Multifunctional Diesel...  

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Filters SEM analysis showed that ACM DPF can be coated with relatively high catalyst washcoat without significantly affecting the porosity or pore size Therefore, it...

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Tailoring Cosmopolitanism in the Italian Nordest  

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creating a distinct brand identity and image. 6 Prioritizingethnic and cosmopolitan image of the brand. Metropolitan

Brazzale, Claudia

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Tailoring couple therapy techniques to client needs  

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have limited the accuracy of client reports on therapy. More research on therapeutic change processes in couple therapy is needed (Heatherington, Friedlander, & Greenberg, 2005) to better understand what therapy is rather than just what it does... (Orlinsky, Grawe, & Parks, 1994). In psychotherapy literature, there has been a longstanding debate centered on two components of therapy (Goldfried & Davila, 2005). One perspective focuses on ?common? or, ?nonspecific? factors such as therapeutic...

Hsueh, Annie C.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring Magnetic Properties in Bulk Nanostructured Solids  

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9 2.2.2: Rare earth elements and dysprosium oxide (Dy 2 Ooxide structures. The rare earth elements Dy, Tb, and Ho are0K [22]. 2.2.2: Rare earth elements and dysprosium oxide (Dy

Morales, Jason R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber TAILORING EXPECTATIONS  

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liberalisation in India (Mazzarella, 2003, p. 5; Virdi, 2003, p. 201). My approach to consumption proceeds

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Abbreviations: IEF, isoelectric focussing; NEPHGE, non-equilibrium pH gradient electrophoresis; PAGE, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; pI, isoelectric point; SDS, sodium dodecyl sulphate; SI, self-incompatibility; 1-D, 1 dimensional; 2-D, 2 dimensional  

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; PAGE, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; pI, isoelectric point; SDS, sodium dodecyl sulphate; SI, self-incompatibility@yorku.ca Keywords: cysteine protease, -expansin, mass spectrometry, self-incompatibility ABSTRACT Distylous species of Turnera are strongly self-incompatible, therefore they provide an excellent system for investigations

Shore, Joel S.

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A design protocol for tailoring ice-templated scaffold structure  

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...fact that this relationship is based on fundamental principles of ice templating should...freezing protocol. The robust, and fundamental, link between time at equilibrium and...crystal growth and nucleation. In Handbook of industrial crystallization (ed...

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Phased laser array with tailored spectral and coherence properties  

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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.

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

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring the prototyping process to achieve customer value  

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The main objective for prototyping is to get the most value out of the opportunity. Value may take the form of information, performance, displaying production readiness or proving capability for the amount of resources ...

Jordan, Brian Lane

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Porous Alginate Hydrogels: Synthetic Methods for Tailoring the Porous Texture  

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Prior to use, the degraded alginate samples were dissolved in water and filtered with a series of descending pore size filters (from 3 to 0.45 ?m) and successively dialyzed against water. ... The solutions were prepared by dissolving the lyophilized Alg and Algdeg (starting alginate and the various alginate samples at different degrading times, respectively) with magnetic stirring for at least 24 h at room temperature, followed by filtration through a Millipore filter of 0.45 ?m. ... Figure 4. SEM micrographs of EDC cross-linked aerogel (A) and of EDC and calcium cross-linked xerogel alginate polyHIPE (B). ...

Andrea Barbetta; Elena Barigelli; Mariella Dentini

2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

203

Tailoring Peptidomimetics for Targeting Protein–Protein Interactions  

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...designed by computer modeling approaches of the target-binding...complexed with Smac. Simulation revealed 4 residues...Hammerhead: fast, fully automated docking of flexible...by molecular dynamics simulation.Proteins 1999;35...hormones-a focus on rapid, nongenomic effects...

Omar N. Akram; David J. DeGraff; Jonathan H. Sheehan; Wayne D. Tilley; Robert J. Matusik; Jung-Mo Ahn; and Ganesh V. Raj

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

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.

205

Tailored Materials for High Efficiency CIDI Engines (Caterpillar CRADA)  

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2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

206

Tailored net-shape powder composites by spark plasma sintering  

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stainless steels). Hydrogen embrittlement is a destructivebeen shown to reduce hydrogen embrittlement when used as an

Khaleghi, Evan Aryan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Self-Assembling Process for Fabricating Tailored Thin Films  

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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)

Sandia

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Self-Assembling Process for Fabricating Tailored Thin Films  

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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)

None

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

209

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

210

Tailoring the Thermoelectric Behavior of Electrically Conductive Polymer Composites  

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fabrication temperatures. These concerns have led research efforts into electrically conductive polymer composites prepared in ambient conditions from aqueous solutions. By combining polymer latex with carbon nanotubes (CNT), electrical conductivity can...

Moriarty, Gregory P.

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

211

Tailored hospital supply chain for greater return on investment  

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The cost of healthcare has been increasing over the past several years. From 1997 to 2002, the average cost for hospital stays increased 24 percent. The increase in healthcare cost can be explained by malpractice law suits ...

Jan, Paul Jenq-Haw

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Engineering Property Prediction Tools for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures  

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2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

214

Public Housing: A Tailored Approach to Energy Retrofits  

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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.

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

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

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

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Currently, energy storage is a major challenge for a variety of applications. Batteries with higher energy to provide energy for intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar when weather conditions in the transportation sector that rely on electrical energy to drive their motors. In addition, energy storage is needed

Acton, Scott

216

Semiconductor laser devices having lateral refractive index tailoring  

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A broad-area semiconductor laser diode includes an active lasing region interposed between an upper and a lower cladding layer, the laser diode further comprising structure for controllably varying a lateral refractive index profile of the diode to substantially compensate for an effect of junction heating during operation. In embodiments disclosed the controlling structure comprises resistive heating strips or non-radiative linear junctions disposed parallel to the active region. Another embodiment discloses a multi-layered upper cladding region selectively disordered by implanted or diffused dopant impurities. Still another embodiment discloses an upper cladding layer of variable thickness that is convex in shape and symmetrically disposed about a central axis of the active region. The teaching of the invention is also shown to be applicable to arrays of semiconductor laser diodes.

Ashby, Carol I. H. (Edgewood, NM); Hadley, G. Ronald (Alburquerque, NM); Hohimer, John P. (Albuquerque, NM); Owyoung, Adelbert (Albuquerque, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Development of novel polymeric nanoparticles with tailored architectures and functionalities/  

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Developing a modular synthetic route to a combinatorial library of functional nanoparticles for applications like drug delivery is one of the main interests of our group. To this end, we have envisioned a novel nanoparticle ...

Burts, Alan O. (Alan Omar)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

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

219

Tailoring Mechanical Properties of Aerogels for Aerospace Applications  

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This paper first presents a brief review of the literature on methods of silica aerogel reinforcement and then discusses our recent activities in improving not only the strength but also the elastic response of polymer-reinforced silica aerogels. ... silica aerogel; polymer cross-linking; nanoporous materials; flexible aerogels; sol?gel; conformal coatings; skeletal density ... Wet chemistry methods such as sol–gel provide a facile means of preparing coatings with controlled surface chemistry and architecture. ...

Jason P. Randall; Mary Ann B. Meador; Sadhan C. Jana

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Tailoring reveals information requirements: the case of anaesthesia alarms  

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......auditory icons as emergency warning: evaluation within a vehicle collision avoidance application, Ergonomics 42 (9) 1999...al., 2000a Watson M. , Russell W.J., Sanderson P., Ecological interface design for anaesthesia monitoring, Australian Journal......

Marcus Watson; Penelope Sanderson; W. John Russell

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam  

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at the ALS have demonstrated a new method to generate tunable, coherent, broadband terahertz radiation from a relativistic electron beam modulated by a femtosecond laser....

222

Tailored Working Fluids for Enhanced Binary Geothermal Power...  

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R245fa R245fa Concepts Optimization Demonstration 2 | US DOE Geothermal Program eere.energy.gov * Timeline - Project started on December 29, 2009, ends April 21, 2012 -...

223

ADVANCES IN FORCE FIELD TAILORING FOR CONSTRUCTION IN SPACE  

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economy. The complete validation and refinement of the technique for large-scale construction in deep

224

ls1 mardyn: The massively parallel molecular dynamics code for large systems  

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The molecular dynamics simulation code ls1 mardyn is presented. It is a highly scalable code, optimized for massively parallel execution on supercomputing architectures, and currently holds the world record for the largest molecular simulation with over four trillion particles. It enables the application of pair potentials to length and time scales which were previously out of scope for molecular dynamics simulation. With an efficient dynamic load balancing scheme, it delivers high scalability even for challenging heterogeneous configurations. Presently, multi-center rigid potential models based on Lennard-Jones sites, point charges and higher-order polarities are supported. Due to its modular design, ls1 mardyn can be extended to new physical models, methods, and algorithms, allowing future users to tailor it to suit their respective needs. Possible applications include scenarios with complex geometries, e.g. for fluids at interfaces, as well as non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation of heat and mass transfer.

Christoph Niethammer; Stefan Becker; Martin Bernreuther; Martin Buchholz; Wolfgang Eckhardt; Alexander Heinecke; Stephan Werth; Hans-Joachim Bungartz; Colin W. Glass; Hans Hasse; Jadran Vrabec; Martin Horsch

2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

225

Photophysical Characterization of a FRET System Using Tailor-Made DNA Oligonucleotide Sequences  

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We have carried out a detailed photophysical study of the FRET D/A pair consisting of a carbostyril donor and a Ru(II)bathophenanthroline complex acceptor in double-stranded synthetic DNA. ... Feasibility studies for the FRET system were first carried out in peptides (30, 31) and later also in synthetic DNA (32, 33). ... The unique combination of chemically robust dye-labeled building blocks and remarkable spectroscopic properties of the FRET system prompted us to perform a detailed study concerning synthetic DNA, in which the distance between donor and acceptor was systematically varied by the number of separating base pairs. ...

Roman Flehr; Andrea Kienzler; Willi Bannwarth; Michael U. Kumke

2010-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

226

Tailored Distribution of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes from Arc Plasma Synthesis Using Magnetic Fields  

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We would like to acknowledge PPPL Offsite Research Program supported by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences for supporting arc experiments. ...

Olga Volotskova; Jeffrey A. Fagan; Ji Yeon Huh; Frederick R. Phelan Jr.; Alexey Shashurin; Michael Keidar

2010-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

227

Tailoring magnetic properties of core/shell nanoparticles and Shouheng Sun  

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in electromagnetic and permanent magnetic applications.10,11 In such a system, the intimate contact be- tween the core and shell leads to effective exchange coupling and therefore cooperative magnetic switching coupled and magneti- zation of both core and shell reverses cooperatively. As a result, the magnetic

Liu, J. Ping

228

Electrochemical performance of low temperature PEMFC with surface tailored carbon nanofibers as catalyst support  

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The present work is focused on the synthesis of new catalysts of platinum supported on carbon nanofibers and their use in PEMFC electrodes. Carbon nanofibers (CNF) and functionalized carbon nanofibers (CNF-f), synthesized via the thermocatalytic decomposition of CH4, were characterized, in the presence and the absence of deposited Pt, by porosimetric, SEM, TPD, and HRTEM analyses, and compared to commercial Vulcan® XC72R carbon black (CB). CNF and CNF-f show similar BET surface areas, but smaller than that of CB, which have a large quantity of micropores. On the contrary, the microporosity in CNF and CNF-f was negligible, and the mesopores were the dominant pore structure. A single cell characterization of three catalysts Pt/CNF, Pt/CNF-f and Pt/CB was carried out, measuring the relevant kinetic parameters. The power density given by the Pt/CNF catalyst in the cathode catalyst layer was 1.5 times higher than that given by the Pt/CB catalyst at 0.600 V. It is shown when using functionalized carbon nanofibers in the anode catalyst layer, that functionalization by chemically modifying the surface of the nanofibers significantly affects the PEMFC performance.

Garbiñe Álvarez; Francisco Alcaide; Pere L. Cabot; María J. Lázaro; Elena Pastor; José Solla-Gullón

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Refrigerator Efficiency in Ghana: Tailoring an appliance market transformation program design for Africa  

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and organizational long-term commitment to furthering energy efficiency.organizational environment. The approach for appliance energy efficiency

Ben Hagan, Essel; Van Buskirk, Robert; Ofosu-Ahenkorah, Alfred; McNeil, Michael A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Tailoring Quantum Architectures to Implementation Style: A Quantum Computer for Mobile and Persistent Qubits  

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, we assume a phys- ical device model based on electron-spin qubits on liquid helium (eSHe) [15]. Like the software may be optimized to reduce an application's hardware requirements by 25% with no performance loss

Martonosi, Margaret

231

Material efficiency: from top-down steering to tailor-made governance  

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...back to the retailer and recycled. Although the recycling of big plastic bottles was a success story...was that in the end, the plastic bottles would be recycled in a similar production process as the other plastic packaging waste streams...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

In Vivo Bacteriophage Peptide Display to Tailor Pharmacokinetics of Biological Nanoparticles  

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Clinical use of most radiolabeled targeting agents has been limited because of the uptake and retention in kidney and/or liver. We hypothesized that bacteriophage (phage) display could be exploited to select f...

Jessica R. Newton-Northup; Marie T. Dickerson…

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Fail-safe ion chamber errant beam detector tailored for personnel protection  

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This fail-safe ion chamber system is designed to be part of the personnel safety system (PSS) for the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center (LANSCE) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Its job is to protect the occupants of the experimental areas from large radiation doses caused by errant beam conditions during beam transport from the Proton Storage Ring (PSR) to the LANSCE neutron spallation target. The worst case beam spill scenario is calculated to result in a personnel exposure of about 0.01 Gys/s (1 rad/s). Although the preferred solution is to increase the bulk shielding between the beam line and the experimental area, the physical dimensions of the site do not permit an adequate amount of shielding to be added. The solution adopted is a layered system of three types of highly reliable detector systems: a current limiter system located in the beam line, a neutron detector system located in the experimental areas, and an ion chamber system located on the walls of the beam line tunnels. The ion chamber system is capable of shutting off the beam in less than 0.5 s, resulting in a worst case personnel exposure of 0.005 Gys (0.5 rad). 4 figs.

Plum, M.A.; Browman, A.A.; Brown, D.; Lee, D.M.; McCabe, C.W.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Tailoring Structure Property Relationships and Elastic Phenomenon in Native and Polymer Reinforced Silica Aerogels.  

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?? The focus of this work was to study the effects of flexible silica backbones on elastic properties of silica aerogels. Two routes were examined.… (more)

Randall, Jason P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Helium generation rates in isotopically tailored Fe-Cr-Ni alloys irradiated in FFTF/MOTA  

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Three Fe-Cr-Ni alloys have been doped with 0.4% {sup 59}Ni for side-by-side irradiations of doped and undoped materials in order to determine the effects of fusion-relevant levels of helium production on microstructural development and mechanical properties. The alloys were irradiated in three successive cycles of the Materials Open Test Assembly (MOTA) located in the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). Following irradiation, helium levels were measured by isotope dilution mass spectrometry. The highest level of helium achieved in doped alloys was 172 appm at 9.1 dpa for a helium(appm)-to-dpa ratio of 18.9. The overall pattern of predicted helium generation rates in doped and undoped alloys is in good agreement with the helium measurements.

Greenwood, L.R.; Garner, F.A. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Oliver, B.M. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Tailored Navigation and a Standard Intervention in Colorectal Cancer Screening  

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...Group, (ii) a Standard Intervention (SI...and medical records review Six months after...and medical records reviews was counted, as...prespecified data analysis plan, the main analyses...Andrel Writing, review, and/or revision...trial schema. SI, standard intervention; TNI...

Ronald E. Myers; Heather Bittner-Fagan; Constantine Daskalakis; Randa Sifri; Sally W. Vernon; James Cocroft; Melissa DiCarlo; Nora Katurakes; and Jocelyn Andrel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Tailoring the Lasing Modes in Semiconductor Nanowire Cavities Using Intrinsic Self-Absorption  

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lasing with a high degree of mode selectivity (over 30 nm). The cadmium sulfide (CdS) NW lasing. Modification of semiconductor band structure/bandgap through electric field modulation, elemental doping success in tuning the optical cavity modes through (a) electric field modulation and (b) elemental doping

Xiong, Qihua

238

Tailored magnetic nanoparticles for in vitro, in vivo and in situ magnetorelaxometry  

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Josephson junction .scope, is based on the Josephson junction, the interruptionV, across two parallel Josephson junctions, according to the

Pisanic, Thomas R.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Implementation of New Process Models for Tailored Polymer Composite Structures into Processing Software Packages  

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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.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Jin, Xiaoshi; Wang, Jin; Phelps, Jay; Tucker III, Charles L.; Kunc, Vlastimil; Bapanapalli, Satish K.; Smith, Mark T.

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

240

Tailoring Wavelets for Chaos Control G.W. Wei,1,2  

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of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 2 Department of Computational Science), electronics (Chua-Matsumoto circuit), fluid dynamics (Rayleigh- Be´nard convention), meteorology, solar system

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241

Refrigerator Efficiency in Ghana: Tailoring an appliance market transformation program design for Africa  

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World Business Information: Refrigerators, URL: http://www.gobi.co.uk/page42.htm International Energy Agency (2005) IEA Energy Statistics,

Ben Hagan, Essel; Van Buskirk, Robert; Ofosu-Ahenkorah, Alfred; McNeil, Michael A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Tailoring the surface density of silicon nanocrystals embedded in SiO{sub x} single layers  

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In this article, we explore the possibility of modifying the silicon nanocrystal areal density in SiO{sub x} single layers, while keeping constant their size. For this purpose, a set of SiO{sub x} monolayers with controlled thickness between two thick SiO{sub 2} layers has been fabricated, for four different compositions (x?=?1, 1.25, 1.5, or 1.75). The structural properties of the SiO{sub x} single layers have been analyzed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in planar view geometry. Energy-filtered TEM images revealed an almost constant Si-cluster size and a slight increase in the cluster areal density as the silicon content increases in the layers, while high resolution TEM images show that the size of the Si crystalline precipitates largely decreases as the SiO{sub x} stoichiometry approaches that of SiO{sub 2}. The crystalline fraction was evaluated by combining the results from both techniques, finding a crystallinity reduction from 75% to 40%, for x?=?1 and 1.75, respectively. Complementary photoluminescence measurements corroborate the precipitation of Si-nanocrystals with excellent emission properties for layers with the largest amount of excess silicon. The integrated emission from the nanoaggregates perfectly scales with their crystalline state, with no detectable emission for crystalline fractions below 40%. The combination of the structural and luminescence observations suggests that small Si precipitates are submitted to a higher compressive local stress applied by the SiO{sub 2} matrix that could inhibit the phase separation and, in turn, promotes the creation of nonradiative paths.

Hernández, S.; Peiró, F.; Garrido, B.; Pellegrino, P. [Electronics Department, MIND–IN2UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, E–08028 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain); Miska, P.; Grün, M.; Vergnat, M. [Institut Jean Lamour, Université de Lorraine, CNRS UMR 7198—Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, B.P. 70239, F-54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (France); Estradé, S. [Electronics Department, MIND–IN2UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, E–08028 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain); TEM–MAT, CCiT–UB, Scientific and Technological Center—Universitat de Barcelona, Solé i Sabarís 1, E–08028 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain)

2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

243

High Excitation Efficiency of Channel Plasmon Polaritons in Tailored, UV-Lithography-Defined V-Grooves  

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We demonstrate >50% conversion of light to V-groove channel plasmon-polaritons (CPPs) via compact waveguide-termination mirrors. Devices are fabricated using UV-lithography and...

Smith, Cameron L; Thilsted, Anil H; Garcia-Ortiz, Cesar E; Radko, Ilya P; Marie, Rodolphe; Jeppesen, Claus; Vannahme, Christoph; Bozhevolnyi, Sergey I; Kristensen, Anders

244

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

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Nanoparticles (such as, carbon nanotubes, carbon black, clay etc.) have one or more dimensions of the order of 100 nm or less. Owing to very high van der Waals force of attraction, these nanoparticles exist in a highly aggregated state. It is often...

Etika, Krishna

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

245

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

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As technological advances occur, many conventional materials are incapable of providing the unique multi-functional characteristics demanded thus driving an accelerated focus to create new material systems such as carbon and graphite foams...

Sarzynski, Melanie Diane

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

246

A Programmable Beam Shaping System for Tailoring the Profile of High Fluence Laser Beams  

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Customized spatial light modulators have been designed and fabricated for use as precision beam shaping devices in fusion class laser systems. By inserting this device in a low-fluence relay plane upstream of the amplifier chain, 'blocker' obscurations can be programmed into the beam profile to shadow small isolated flaws on downstream optical components that might otherwise limit the system operating energy. In this two stage system, 1920 x 1080 bitmap images are first imprinted on incoherent, 470 nm address beams via pixilated liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) modulators. To realize defined masking functions with smooth apodized shapes and no pixelization artifacts, address beam images are projected onto custom fabricated optically-addressable light valves. Each valve consists of a large, single pixel liquid cell in series with a photoconductive Bismuth silicon Oxide (BSO) crystal. The BSO crystal enables bright and dark regions of the address image to locally control the voltage supplied to the liquid crystal layer which in turn modulates the amplitude of the coherent beams at 1053 nm. Valves as large as 24 mm x 36 mm have been fabricated with low wavefront distortion (<0.5 waves) and antireflection coatings for high transmission (>90%) and etalon suppression to avoid spectral and temporal ripple. This device in combination with a flaw inspection system and optic registration strategy represents a new approach for extending the operational lifetime of high fluence laser optics.

Heebner, J; Borden, M; Miller, P; Stolz, C; Suratwala, T; Wegner, P; Hermann, M; Henesian, M; Haynam, C; Hunter, S; Christensen, K; Wong, N; Seppala, L; Brunton, G; Tse, E; Awwal, A; Franks, M; Marley, E; Williams, K; Scanlan, M; Budge, T; Monticelli, M; Walmer, D; Dixit, S; Widmayer, C; Wolfe, J; Bude, J; McCarty, K; DiNicola, J

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

247

Surface resistivity tailoring of ceramic insulators for an ion microprobe application  

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resistivity of order 1010 /square. A vacuum arc ion source based implanter was used to implant Pt at an energy to that of the ceramic material or the vacuum itself. Electronic processes lead to a discharge over the ceramic surface at normal incidence) creating a net charge on the ceramic surface which increases the electric field

Brenner, David Jonathan

248

Femtosecond-laser irradiation as a platform for tailoring the optoelectronic properties of silicon  

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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 ...

Smith, Matthew John, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Tailoring Elastic Properties of Silica Aerogels Cross-Linked with Polystyrene  

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The effect of incorporating an organic linking group, 1,6-bis(trimethoxysilyl)hexane (BTMSH), into the underlying silica structure of a styrene cross-linked silica aerogel is examined. ... Silica aerogels with their low density and thermal conductivity are potential candidates for various thermal, optical, and acoustic applications for aerospace including multipurpose structures for vehicles, space suits, and habitats (1). ...

Baochau N. Nguyen; Mary Ann B. Meador; Marissa E. Tousley; Brian Shonkwiler; Linda McCorkle; Daniel A. Scheiman; Anna Palczer

2009-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

250

Chemical Tailoring of Hybrid Sol?Gel Thick Coatings As Hosting Matrix for Functional Patterned Microstructures  

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The ISAP is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. ... and RIE to pattern hybrid materials doped with highly luminescent nanoparticles has been demonstrated for GPTMS-GeO2 (G-GeO2) and MPTMS-ZrO2 (M-ZrO2) hybrids obtained form 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPTMS), methacryloxy-propyltrimethoxysilane (MPTMS), germanium ethoxide and zirconium propoxide. ...

Paolo Falcaro; Stefano Costacurta; Luca Malfatti; Dario Buso; Alessandro Patelli; Piero Schiavuta; Massimo Piccinini; Gianluca Grenci; Benedetta Marmiroli; Heinz Amenitsch; Plinio Innocenzi

2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

251

Investigation of an isotopically tailored boron-aluminum alloy's neutronic properties for application in neutron shielding  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . Uss and U ss overlapping resonances at 6. 5 and 21. 1 eV. . . 13 Base assembly square dimensions modeled as a cylinder 19 Alboron poisoned spent fuel storage rack using aluminum load bearing structures. . . . . . . . 41 Assembly model surrounded... PROCEDURE. 43 Sensitivity Analysis Absorber Evaluation Modeling Square Assembly With Poison Modeling . Alboron Model . Spent Fuel Storage Rack Model . VI RESULTS 46 47 48 50 51 52 Alboron Comparison Spent Fuel Storage Rack . Result Summary...

Schleyer, William Charles

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

252

Tailoring hydrodynamics of non-wetting droplets with nano-engineered surfaces  

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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 ...

Kwon, Hyuk-Min

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entangled-State Lithography: Tailoring any Pattern with a Single State  

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We demonstrate a systematic approach to Heisenberg-limited lithographic image formation using four-mode reciprocal binominal states. By controlling the exposure pattern with a simple bank of birefringent plates, any pixel pattern on a $(N+1) \\times (N+1)$ grid, occupying a square with the side half a wavelength long, can be generated from a $2 N$-photon state.

Gunnar Bjork; Luis L. Sanchez-Soto; Jonas Soderholm

2000-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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...

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Tailored magnetic nanoparticles for in vitro, in vivo and in situ magnetorelaxometry  

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In particular, the science of magnetic nanoparticles isis magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), or the science andMagnetic fluids in vitreoretinal surgery." Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Pisanic, Thomas R.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402244 Chemocatalytic Upgrading of Tailored Fermentation  

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for blending with gasoline,[7­9] production of longer chain alcohols for jet and diesel blendstocks suffers reported a chemical catalysis route to generate aliphatic ketones (C5­C19) that are components of gasoline

Toste, Dean

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Nuclear forward scattering vs. conventional Mossbauer studies of atomically tailored Eu-based materials.  

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With the decrease in size of devices, rapid characterization of nano-devices is an inevitable necessity. It is shown that Moessbauer spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation from the advanced photon source provides such a tool of investigation. Results are presented and compared for conventional Moessbauer and Nuclear Forward Scattering for {sup 151}Eu-doped magnesium sulfide as an example, especially at low concentrations.

Konjhodzic, A.; Adamczyk, A.; Hasan, Z.; Alp, E. E.; Sturhahn, W.; Zhao, J.; Carroll, J. J.; Vagizov, F.; Univ. of Philadelphia; Youngstown State Univ.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring the absorption in a photonic crystal membrane: A modal Romain Peretti*a  

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crystal, absorption enhancement, photovoltaic solar cell, indoor solar cell, sensor 1. INTRODUCTION is of prime importance for solar [1] and indoor [2] photovoltaic cells or for sensors [3]. Parallel to this photovoltaic devices and sensors, we propose to implement photonic crystals on thin absorbing layers

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Topology optimization: a tool for the tailoring of structures and materials  

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...your new car. You enjoy the car's accel- eration power, its spaciousness, its quietness...spent on designing your new car, the highway bridge or the...of transducers for under- water sound detection, car parts for crash-worthiness...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailored ramp-loading via shock release of stepped-density reservoirs  

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The concept of a gradient piston drive has been extended from that of a single component reservoir, such as a high explosive, to that of a multi-component reservoir that utilizes low density foams and large shocks to achieve high pressures ({approx}3.5 mbar) and controlled pressure vs. time profiles on a driven sample. Simulated and experimental drives shaped through the use of multiple component (including carbonized resorcinol formaldehyde and SiO{sub 2} foam) reservoirs are compared. Individual density layers in a multiple component reservoir are shown to correlate with velocity features in the measured drive which enables the ability to tune a pressure drive by adjusting the components of the reservoir. Pre-shot simulations are shown to be in rough agreement with the data, but post-shot simulations involving the use of simulated plasma drives were needed to achieve an exact match. Results from a multiple component reservoir shot ({approx}3.5 mbar) at the National Ignition Facility are shown.

Prisbrey, Shon T.; Park, Hye-Sook; Remington, Bruce A.; Cavallo, Robert; May, Mark; Pollaine, Stephen M.; Rudd, Robert; Maddox, Brian; Comley, Andrew; Fried, Larry; Blobaum, Kerri; Wallace, Russ; Wilson, Mike; Swift, David; Satcher, Joe; Kalantar, Dan; Perry, Ted [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Giraldez, Emilio; Farrell, Michael; Nikroo, Abbas [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92186 (United States)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dispersion tailoring and compensation by modal interactions in OmniGuide fibers  

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properties of hollow-core photonic-crystal and aperiodic-cladding fibers," Laser Physics 13, 148­160 (2003

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A knowledge-based methodology for supporting multilingual and user-tailored interfaces  

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......such as Caterpillar, General Motors, Boeing and British Aerospace Airbus are already...Perkin Approved Clear English (PACE), Boeing uses Simplified English (SE), British...users, but it does not correct errors. Boeing has deployed the Boeing SE checker to......

Evangelos A. Karkaletsis; Constantine D. Spyropoulos; George A. Vouros

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBMD : a layer-based mesh data structure tailored for generic API infrastructures.  

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A new mesh data structure is introduced for the purpose of mesh processing in Application Programming Interface (API) infrastructures. This data structure utilizes a reduced mesh representation to increase its ability to handle significantly larger meshes compared to full mesh representation. In spite of the reduced representation, each mesh entity (vertex, edge, face, and region) is represented using a unique handle, with no extra storage cost, which is a crucial requirement in most API libraries. The concept of mesh layers makes the data structure more flexible for mesh generation and mesh modification operations. This flexibility can have a favorable impact in solver based queries of finite volume and multigrid methods. The capabilities of LBMD make it even more attractive for parallel implementations using Message Passing Interface (MPI) or Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The data structure is associated with a new classification method to relate mesh entities to their corresponding geometrical entities. The classification technique stores the related information at the node level without introducing any ambiguities. Several examples are presented to illustrate the strength of this new data structure.

Ebeida, Mohamed S.; Knupp, Patrick Michael

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Irradiation-induced tailoring of the magnetism of CoFeB/MgO ultrathin films  

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We study perpendicularly magnetized Ta/CoFeB/MgO films and investigate whether their irradiation with light ions can improve their properties by inducing a different crystallization dynamics. We report the magnetization, anisotropy, g-factor, and damping dependence upon irradiation fluence and discuss their evolutions with collisional mixing simulations and its expected consequence on magnetic properties. We show that after a short irradiation at 100 Degree-Sign C, the anisotropy increases close to the value obtained by conventional high temperature annealing. Higher irradiation-induced increase of anisotropy can be obtained but with a detrimental effect on the damping that can be understood from spin-orbit contributions.

Devolder, T.; Barisic, I.; Eimer, S.; Garcia, K.; Adam, J.-P. [Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, CNRS, UMR 8622, Orsay (France) [Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, CNRS, UMR 8622, Orsay (France); Univ. Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay (France); Ockert, B. [Singulus Technology AG, Hanauer Landstrasse 103, 63796 Kahl am Main (Germany)] [Singulus Technology AG, Hanauer Landstrasse 103, 63796 Kahl am Main (Germany); Ravelosona, D. [Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, CNRS, UMR 8622, Orsay (France) [Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, CNRS, UMR 8622, Orsay (France); Univ. Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay (France); Siltene Technologies, 86 rue de Paris, 9140 Orsay (France)

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal chalcogenide nanoclusters with ‘tailored’ surfaces via ‘designer’ silylated chalcogen reagents  

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...chalcogenolate bonds, respectively: and where X=halide, acetate;E=S, Se, Te. The driving force behind these reactions...solvents (So--Boudjouk 1989; DeGroot et al. 2003), or with lithium triethylborohydride (Thompson- Boudjouk-1988; So- Boudjouk...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reverse-Phase Protein Microarrays for Theranostics and Patient Tailored Therapy  

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Analysis of the genome provides important information about the somatic genetic changes existing in the tissue; however, it is the proteins that do the work of the cell. Diseases such as cancer are caused by d...

Virginia Espina; Lance A. Liotta; Emanuel F. Petricoin III

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reverse Phase Protein Microarrays for Theranostics and Patient-Tailored Therapy  

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Although the genome provides information about the somatic genetic changes existing in the tissue and underpins pathology, it is the proteins that do the work of the cell and are functionally responsible for a...

Virginia Espina; Julia Wulfkuhle; Valerie S. Calvert; Lance A. Liotta…

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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From biosilicification to tailored materials: Optimizing hydrophobic domains and resistance to protonation of polyamines  

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...observation that the addition of an ornithine decarboxylase inhibitor in a culture of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana significantly impairs...2006 ) A novel process to prepare a hollow silica sphere via chitosan-polyacrylic acid (CS-PAA) template . J Non-Cryst Solids...

David J. Belton; Siddharth V. Patwardhan; Vadim V. Annenkov; Elena N. Danilovtseva; Carole C. Perry

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Refrigerator Efficiency in Ghana: Tailoring an appliance market transformation program design for Africa  

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also purchases electricity from private generators throughof electricity supply organizations (i.e. private, public,

Ben Hagan, Essel; Van Buskirk, Robert; Ofosu-Ahenkorah, Alfred; McNeil, Michael A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-performance Computing for Topology Optimization Tailored iterative solvers for topology optimization  

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with fine resolutions, for instance for 3D printing, requires solving very large finite element models

Vuik, Kees

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NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 GFP: protein nanodevices tailored for intracellular biosensing  

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) and the gradual endosomal acidification associated with HIV Tat86 (fused to E1 GFP) cell internalization.5 compartments. After 4h Tat-E1 GFP-stained Daniele Arosio d.arosio@sns.it vesicles onto the plasma membrane with a gradual acidification associated with Tat internalization, indicating a prevalent endocytic mechanism

Abbondandolo, Alberto

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Solvent tailoring in coal liquefaction. Quarterly report, August 1982-November 1982  

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A gradientless, high-pressure, continuous reaction system equipped with a carberry-type catalyst basket, was designed and built for hydrotreating liquid feedstocks. A model reaction system (naphthalene dissolved in a carrier vehicle) was used to verify the key results of the simulation study. Investigation of the sensitivity of hydrotreater performance to variations in the volatility of the feedstream were continued. Hydrogenation activity was found to be highly sensitive to differences in the volatility of feedstreams. As part of the sensitivity analyses with respect to feedstream volatility, the reactor was simulated to study the highly interactive effects of hydrogen flowrate, feed concentration, temperature, and pressure. With the use of heavy carrier solvents (e.g. hexadecane or white oil) naphthalene conversion was insensitive to increases in hydrogen flowrate (above the theoretical minimum) or increases in hydrogen flowrate (above the theoretical minimum) or increases in feed concentration. However, with the use of a light carrier solvent (e.g. toluene or cyclohexane) naphthalene conversion was sensitive to both increases in hydrogen flowrate and increases in feedstream concentration. The sensitivity of conversion to reactor pressure was found to be greater for the heavier feed system. It is thus worth noting that the failure to account for liquid vaporization effects could lead to false activation energies and frequency factors. A possible disadvantage to concentrating the reactants and increasing their residence time, with the use of a highly volatile vehicle medium, could be accelerated catalyst deactivation.

Tarrer, A.R.; Guin, J.A.; Curtis, C.W.; Williams, D.C.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring a plasma focus as hard x-ray source for imaging  

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An investigation on temporal and spatial properties of hard x-rays (15–88 keV) emitted in a 5.3 kJ plasma focus using Si pin diodes and a pinhole camera is reported. The maximum yield of hard x-rays of 15–88 keV range is estimated about 4.7 J and corresponding efficiency for x-ray generation is 0.09%. The x-rays with energy > 15 ? keV have 15–20 ns pulse duration and ? 1 ? mm source size. This radiation is used for contact x-ray imaging of biological and compound objects and spatial resolution of ? 50 ? ? m is demonstrated.

S. Hussain; M. Shafiq; M. Zakaullah

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring the microstructure and mechanical properties of arrays of aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes by utilizing  

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of different hydrogen concentrations on the micro- structure and mechanical properties of the resulting material. We show that a lower hydro- gen concentration during synthesis results in the growth of stiffer with predeposited catalyst (neither as a bulk material nor in the form of micro pillars) [8,10,11], with a re- cent

Daraio, Chiara

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of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame Collection: Engineering 23 Journal of Fluids and Structures (2002) 16(8), 11271144 doi:10.1006...

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Computational Nanophotonics: modeling optical interactions and transport in tailored nanosystem architectures  

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This report describes research by George Schatz and Mark Ratner that was done over the period 10/03-5/09 at Northwestern University. This research project was part of a larger research project with the same title led by Stephen Gray at Argonne. A significant amount of our work involved collaborations with Gray, and there were many joint publications as summarized later. In addition, a lot of this work involved collaborations with experimental groups at Northwestern, Argonne, and elsewhere. The research was primarily concerned with developing theory and computational methods that can be used to describe the interaction of light with noble metal nanoparticles (especially silver) that are capable of plasmon excitation. Classical electrodynamics provides a powerful approach for performing these studies, so much of this research project involved the development of methods for solving Maxwell’s equations, including both linear and nonlinear effects, and examining a wide range of nanostructures, including particles, particle arrays, metal films, films with holes, and combinations of metal nanostructures with polymers and other dielectrics. In addition, our work broke new ground in the development of quantum mechanical methods to describe plasmonic effects based on the use of time dependent density functional theory, and we developed new theory concerned with the coupling of plasmons to electrical transport in molecular wire structures. Applications of our technology were aimed at the development of plasmonic devices as components of optoelectronic circuits, plasmons for spectroscopy applications, and plasmons for energy-related applications.

Schatz, George; Ratner, Mark

2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring the spin polarization in Ge/SiGe multiple quantum wells  

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We performed spin-resolved photoluminescence measurements on Ge/SiGe multiple quantum wells with different well thickness and using different exciting power densities. The polarization of the direct emission strongly depends on the relative weight of electrons photoexcited from the light and the heavy hole subbands. The study of the polarization as a function of the exciting power highlights the role of the carrier-carrier interactions in determining spin depolarization.

Giorgioni, Anna; Pezzoli, Fabio; Gatti, Eleonora; Grilli, Emanuele; Guzzi, Mario [LNESS-Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, I-20125 Milano (Italy); Bottegoni, Federico; Cecchi, Stefano; Ciccacci, Franco; Isella, Giovanni [LNESS-Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, I-20133 Milano (Italy); Trivedi, Dhara; Song, Yang [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester (United States); Li, Pengki [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester (United States); Dery, Hanan [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester (United States)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

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(223 ?m) and 30% or 20% binder composed of IPDI-cured HTPB with Tepanol. Propellants’ burning rates were tested using a strand bomb between 500 and 2500 psi (34.0-170.1 atm). Analysis of the burning rate data shows that the crystal phase and synthesis...

Stephens, Matthew

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

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(223 ?m) and 30% or 20% binder composed of IPDI-cured HTPB with Tepanol. Propellants’ burning rates were tested using a strand bomb between 500 and 2500 psi (34.0-170.1 atm). Analysis of the burning rate data shows that the crystal phase and synthesis...

Stephens, Matthew Aaron

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

282

Phonon exchange in dilute Fermi-Bose mixtures: Tailoring the Fermi-Fermi interaction  

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We consider a mixture of a single-component Bose gas and a two-component Fermi gas at temperatures where the Bose gas is almost fully condensed. In such a mixture, two fermionic atoms can interact with each other by exchanging a phonon that propagates through the Bose condensate. We calculate the interaction potential due to this mechanism, and determine the effective s-wave scattering length for two fermions that interact, both directly by the interatomic potentials as well as by the above-mentioned exchange mechanism. We find that the effective scattering length is quite sensitive to changes in the condensate density, and becomes strongly energy dependent. In addition, we consider the mechanical stability of these mixtures, and also calculate the dispersion and the damping of the various collisionless collective modes of the gas.

M. J. Bijlsma; B. A. Heringa; H. T. C. Stoof

2000-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2007-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonequilibrium quantum kinetics  

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This paper contains viewgraphs on non-equilibrium quantum kinetics of nuclear reactions at the intermediate and high energy ranges.

Danielewicz, P.

1997-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The Ubiquitous Distribution of Late Embryogenesis Abundant Proteins across Cell Compartments in Arabidopsis Offers Tailored Protection against Abiotic Stress  

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...Heazlewood et al., 2007) and MASCP Gator (Joshi et al., 2011) databases. Experimental...available in public databases (e.g., MASCP Gator and SUBA) allows a comparison of our results...Joshi, H.J. , et al. (2011). MASCP Gator: an aggregation portal for the visualization...

Adrien Candat; Gaël Paszkiewicz; Martine Neveu; Romain Gautier; David C. Logan; Marie-Hélène Avelange-Macherel; David Macherel

2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of active catalysts for low Pt loading cathodes of PEMFC by surface tailoring of nanocarbon materials  

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The use of novel nanocarbon supports—carbon nanofibers (CNF) and amorphous supermicroporous carbons (ASC) for synthesis of platinum cathode catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) was investigated. Different types of CNF—with “parallel” and “deck of cards” arrangement of graphitic planes and samples of ASC originating from different organic precursors were synthesized and characterized by XRD, electron microscopy and adsorption methods. Platinum catalysts for PEMFC cathodes on different structural types of CNF and one sample of ASC were synthesized and characterized by XRD, electron microscopy, CO adsorption and by studying characteristics of conventional membrane electrode assembly (MEA) cell with a low Pt loading level of 0.02–0.09 mg/cm2. The MEA testing showed that the Pt cathode catalysts on CNF exhibit inferior performance in comparison with a catalyst on conventional carbon black support Pt/Vulcan XC-72R. The cathode catalyst prepared on ASC support exhibits considerably better output in MEA, compared with Pt/Vulcan XC-72R even at a lower Pt loading.

Z.R. Ismagilov; M.A. Kerzhentsev; N.V. Shikina; A.S. Lisitsyn; L.B. Okhlopkova; Ch.N. Barnakov; Masao Sakashita; Takashi Iijima; Kenichiro Tadokoro

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of supercritical fluid technology for the production of tailor-made aerogel particles for delivery systems  

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Abstract Supercritical and compressed fluid technology provides a powerful tool for particle design and engineering. On the other hand, aerogels are nanoporous materials holding many world-class properties. However, the morphology of the end product can be the limiting factor for aerogels in some applications. The integration of different technologies for the production of particles can lead to a breakthrough in aerogel production. In this work, the combination of the emulsion–gelation process with supercritical fluid extraction was tested as a versatile technology for the production of microspherical aerogel particles. Novel natural product-based nanoporous materials (aerogels) based on starch were obtained using this method and were specifically targeted to chemical carriers for life science applications (e.g. pharmaceutics, tissue engineering, cosmetics, food, biotechnology, and agriculture). Aerogels in the form of cylinders and microspheres (400–800 ?m) with the intrinsic outstanding textural aerogel properties (high surface area – Sa = 100–240 m2/g, low density – ? = 0.10–0.25 g/cm3, large porosity – ? = 85–90%) were produced. The effect of micronization on the kinetics of the supercritical drying of the wet gel (in ethanol) was also studied. Thus the obtained aerogels were then tested for their use as active agent carriers regarding loading capacity using ketoprofen as model compound as well as the release behavior of the loaded active compound in aqueous media simulating physiological pHs.

C.A. García-González; I. Smirnova

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Gasifier feed: Tailor-made from Illinois coals. Final technical report, September 1, 1991--December 31, 1992  

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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.

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)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasifier feed: Tailor-made from Illinois coals. Interim final technical report, September 1, 1991--August 31, 1992  

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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.

Ehrlinger, H.P. III; Lytle, J.; Frost, R.R.; Lizzio, A.; Kohlenberger, L.; Brewer, K. [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract A13: Evaluation of the culturally and linguistically tailored liver cancer education program for Asian Americans in Maryland  

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...December 2012 meeting-abstract Poster Session Abstracts Poster Session 3 - Detection/Diagnosis...Mammography through Outreach and Education Supported by the Avon Breast...providers in conducting outreach and education to recruit underserved, low-income...

Miho Tanaka and Hee-Soon Juon

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract A13: Evaluation of the culturally and linguistically tailored liver cancer education program for Asian Americans in Maryland  

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...Behavioral and Social Science Community-based Interventions: Poster Presentations...Conference on the Science of Cancer Health...and HPV vaccine education intervention: Effects...rates, yet few education interventions have...

Miho Tanaka and Hee-Soon Juon

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Smart technology to Manage type 2 diabetes and Achieve health goals through Record keeping and Tailored feedback (SMART) Study.  

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??Lifestyle interventions reduce the risk of diabetic complications; however, many of these interventions are difficult to implement in everyday practice. This study investigated whether a… (more)

Schuurman, Jody C

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision synthesis of tailor-made polythiophene-based materials and their application to organic solar cells  

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Polymer-based solar cells (PSCs) have been promising candidates as renewable energy resources, having multiple advantages of flexible, low-cost and large-area processing for their mass production. Among them, ...

Tomoya Higashihara; Mitsuru Ueda

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel technique for the production of electrospun scaffolds with tailored three-dimensional micro-patterns employing additive manufacturing  

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Electrospinning is a common technique used to fabricate fibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. There is now growing interest in assessing the ability of collector plate design to influence the patterning of the fibres during the electrospinning process. In this study, we investigate a novel method to generate hybrid electrospun scaffolds consisting of both random fibres and a defined three-dimensional (3D) micro-topography at the surface, using patterned resin formers produced by rapid prototyping (RP). Poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) was electrospun onto the engineered RP surfaces and the ability of these formers to influence microfibre patterning in the resulting scaffolds visualized by scanning electron microscopy. Electrospun scaffolds with patterns mirroring the microstructures of the formers were successfully fabricated. The effect of the resulting fibre patterns and 3D geometries on mammalian cell adhesion and proliferation was investigated by seeding enhanced green fluorescent protein labelled 3T3 fibroblasts onto the scaffolds. Following 24 h and four days of culture, the seeded scaffolds were visually assessed by confocal macro- and microscopy. The patterning of the fibres guided initial cell adhesion to the scaffold with subsequent proliferation over the geometry resulting in the cells being held in a 3D micro-topography. Such patterning could be designed to replicate a specific in vivo structure; we use the dermal papillae as an exemplar here. In conclusion, a novel, versatile and scalable method to produce hybrid electrospun scaffolds has been developed. The 3D directional cues of the patterned fibres have been shown to influence cell behaviour and could be used to culture cells within a similar 3D micro-topography as experienced in vivo.

Catherine M Rogers; Gavin E Morris; Toby W A Gould; Robert Bail; Sotiria Toumpaniari; Helen Harrington; James E Dixon; Kevin M Shakesheff; Joel Segal; Felicity R A J Rose

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Layer-by-layer assembly of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) thin films: tailoring growth and UV-protection  

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polyethylenimine (PEI) and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) in the positive aqueous solution. The electrical conductivity was varied by altering pH, concentration, polyelectrolyte, and doping the PEDOT with dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). The most conductive 12BL...

Dawidczyk, Thomas James

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coordinative Self-Assembly and Solution-Phase X-ray Structural Characterization of Cavity-Tailored Porphyrin Boxes  

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Coordinative Self-Assembly and Solution-Phase X-ray Structural Characterization of Cavity motifs, often allows for one-pot assembly of supramolecules of predetermined architecture in high or even(II) sites) (Scheme 1). We reasoned that the torsional problem could be most simply overcome by assembling

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An aspartate and a water molecule mediate efficient acid-base catalysis in a tailored antibody pocket  

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...chemistry of benzisoxazoles. II. Linearity of the Broensted free energy relation for the base-catalyzed decomposition of benzisoxazoles...J Am Chem Soc 97 : 7312 – 7318 . 7 Thorn SN Daniels RG Auditor MT Hilvert D ( 1995 ) Large rate accelerations in antibody...

Erik W. Debler; Roger Müller; Donald Hilvert; Ian A. Wilson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring transient-amorphous states: Towards fast and power-efficient phase-change memories and neuromorphic computing  

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in a huge improvement in the energy efficiency and set speed during the following ACT pulse, as 22 shown in Figure 2a. Otherwise, there would be little change. These results indicate that the main origin of the increase of the minimum ACT... -term plasticity (STP) characteristics in biological synapses, in which the temporal enhancement in synaptic weight after the pre-synaptic pulse decays quickly. 7 Interestingly, very similar STP characteristics have been observed in Ag2S inorganic...

Lee, Tae Hoon; Loke, Desmond; Huang, Ke-Jie; Wang, Wei-Jie; Elliott, Stephen R.

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Received 28 Mar 2013 | Accepted 15 Sep 2013 | Published 15 Oct 2013 Tailoring the hydrophobicity of graphene  

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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

Dekker, Cees

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Volume 1, 1st Edition, Multiscale Tailoring of Highly Active and Stable Nanocomposite Catalysts, Final Technical Report  

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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.

Veser, Goetz

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring the coercivity in ferromagnetic ZnO thin films by 3d and 4f elements codoping  

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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.

Lee, J. J.; Xing, G. Z., E-mail: guozhong.xing@unsw.edu.au; Yi, J. B.; Li, S. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia)] [School of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia); Chen, T. [Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin (Hong Kong)] [Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin (Hong Kong); Ionescu, M. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Sydney, New South Wales 2234 (Australia)] [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Sydney, New South Wales 2234 (Australia)

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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AB 811 enables you to tailor a program that makes sense for your community and constituents. You determine the  

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. For complete documentation of the Energy Independence Program please visit: www.cityofpalmdesert.org For more information please contact: City of Palm Desert Office of Energy Management 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite Team Thank you for your interest in the Energy Independence Program! A Pathway to Energy Independence

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Abstract--This work develops a three-phase unbalanced load flow tool tailored for radial distribution networks based  

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) generators where most of the systems are single phase. New ancillary service such as static reactive power, thermal limits of grid components and power losses in radial MV-LV networks with photovoltaic (PV support by PV inverters can be also merged together with the load flow solution tool and thus, the impact

Teodorescu, Remus

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Improvement of Laser Damage Resistance and Diffraction Efficiency of Multilayer Dielectric Diffraction Gratings by HF-Etchback Linewidth Tailoring  

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Multilayer dielectric (MLD) diffraction gratings for Petawatt-class laser systems possess unique laser damage characteristics. Details of the shape of the grating lines and the concentration of absorbing impurities on the surface of the grating structures both have strong effects on laser damage threshold. It is known that electric field enhancement in the solid material comprising the grating lines varies directly with the linewidth and inversely with the line height for equivalent diffraction efficiency. Here, they present an overview of laser damage characteristics of MLD gratings, and describe a process for post-processing ion-beam etched grating lines using very dilute buffered hydrofluoric acid solutions. This process acts simultaneously to reduce grating linewidth and remove surface contaminants, thereby improving laser damage thresholds through two pathways.

Nguyen, H T; Larson, C C; Britten, J A

2010-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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in the design of a practical energy ... Source: California Energy Commission Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 3 FIGURE 12. To create a non-equilibrium a...

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X-ray Diffuse Scattering Measurements of Nucleation Dynamics...  

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X-ray Diffuse Scattering Measurements of Nucleation Dynamics at Femtosecond Resolution Real-time measurement and control of the non-equilibrium properties of materials represents...

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Center for Turbulence Research Proceedings of the Summer Program 2008  

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of plasmas in thermal and chemical non-equilibrium. Finally, derivation of the Saha equation, describing chem. Massot a suitable thermodynamics for plasmas and extend the Saha equation to thermal non- equilibrium plasmas for atmospheric entry flows based on kinetic theory By B. Graille, T. E. Magin AND M. Massot We

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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IOP PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D: APPLIED PHYSICS J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 40 (2007) 31453154 doi:10.1088/0022-3727/40/10/018  

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approach to generate uniform non-equilibrium atmospheric-pressure glow discharges. We report run (atmospheric) pressure operation with a high degree of plasma uniformity over cm length scales and a high degree of thermal and chemical non-equilibrium have been successfully exploited in a number of new

Raja, Laxminarayan L.

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Hollow Macroporous Core/Mesoporous Shell Carbon with a Tailored Structure as a Cathode Electrocatalyst Support for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells  

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Although our previous study had demonstrated that much higher electrocatalytic activity toward oxidation of methanol could be achieved by Pt50Ru50 nanoparticles supported on HCMSC as anode catalysts in DMFC than the commercial E-TEK one (i.e., Pt50Ru50 supported on VC),49 it still remained questionable if this material would be suitable to support Pt as a cathode catalyst in PEMFC due to its completely different working environment compared with the anode catalyst in DMFC. ... Aluminum was incorporated into the silicate framework through an impregnation method to produce acidic points on the surface of SCMS silica, which will catalyze polymerization of phenol and paraformaldehyde. ... templates by altering acid catalyst sites for acid-catalyzed polymn. ...

Baizeng Fang; Jung Ho Kim; Cheolgyu Lee; Jong-Sung Yu

2007-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Selective Laser Melting Additive Manufacturing of TiC/AlSi10Mg Bulk-form Nanocomposites with Tailored Microstructures and Properties  

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Abstract The nanoscale TiC particle reinforced AlSi10Mg nanocomposite parts were produced by selective laser melting (SLM) additive manufacturing process. The influence of laser energy density (LED) on densification behavior, microstructural evolution, microhardness and wear properties of SLM-processed TiC/AlSi10Mg nanocomposites was studied. It showed that the near fully dense nanocomposite parts (>98% theoretical density) were achieved with increasing the applied LED. The TiC reinforcement in SLM-processed parts experienced a microstructural change from the standard nanoscale particle morphology (the average size 77-93 nm) to the relatively coarsened submicron structure (the mean particle size 154 nm) as the LED increased.The sufficiently high densification rate combined with the homogeneousdistribution of nanoscale TiC reinforcement throughout the matrix led to a high microhardness of 181.2 HV0.2, a considerably low coefficient of friction (COF) of 0.36, and a reduced wear rate of 2.94×10-5 mm3N-1m-1 for SLM-processed TiC/AlSi10Mg nanocomposite parts.

Dongdong Gu; Hongqiao Wang; Fei Chang; Donghua Dai; Pengpeng Yuan; Yves-Christian Hagedorn; Wilhelm Meiners

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In vivo single molecular imaging and sentinel node navigation by nanotechnology for molecular targeting drug-delivery systems and tailor-made medicine  

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The recent advances in nanotechnology have a great potential to improve the ... wavelength. Future innovation in cancer imaging by nanotechnology and novel measurement technology will provide great ... in basic m...

Motohiro Takeda; Hiroshi Tada; Hideo Higuchi; Yoshio Kobayashi…

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetically tailored properties of electron-beam excited XeF(C. -->. A) and XeF(B. -->. X) laser media using an Ar-Kr buffer mixture  

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Use of a two-component buffer gas comprised of Ar and Kr results in electron-beam excited XeF(C..-->..A) laser pulse energy and intrinsic efficiency values comparable to those of UV rare gas-halide lasers. Herein the authors report measurements of transient absorption confirming that the primary effect of a buffer comprised of Ar and Kr is a significantly lower level of ionized and excited species that absorb in the blue-green spectral region. Spectral analysis of a variety of mixtures show that the Ar-Kr buffer also benefits XeF(C..-->..A) laser performance due to an increase in gain in the 400-450 nm region caused by the presence of the Kr/sub 2/F excimer. In addition, a large increase in absorption at --351 nm, also due to Kr/sub 2/F, suppresses oscillation on the competitive XeF(B..-->..X) transition and, for certain conditions, makes efficient simultaneous oscillation of the XeF(B..-->..X) and XeF(C..-->..A) laser transitions possible.

Nighan, W.L.; Sauerbrey, R.A.; Zhu, Y.; Tittel, F.K.; Wilson, W.L. Jr.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanostructured epoxies based on the self-assembly of block copolymers: a new miscible block that can be tailored to different epoxy formulations  

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Nanostructured thermosets may be obtained by self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in a reactive solvent and fixation of the morphologies by the cross-linking reaction. Nanostructuration requires the presence of a bock that remains miscible in the polymer during polymerization. The selection of the miscible block depends on the particular system and in some cases (e.g., for epoxy-amine network based on diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A, and 4,4'- diaminodiphenylsulfone) it is very difficult to find such a block. In this manuscript it is shown that random copolymers of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMA) containing different molar fractions of DMA, can be used as a miscible block for the nanostructuration of epoxies. The miscibility of the random copolymer during formation of the epoxy network was first analyzed determining cloud-point conversions as a function of the molar fraction of DMA in the copolymer. A thermodynamic model of the phase separation was performed using the Flory-Huggins model and taking the polydispersities of both polymers into account. A single expression of the interaction parameter based on the theory of random copolymers provided a reasonable fitting of the experimental cloud-point curves. The significant increase in the miscibility produced by using small DMA molar fractions in the copolymer was explained by the high negative value of the binary interaction energy between DMA and the epoxy-amine solvent, associated to the positive value of the interaction energy between DMA and MMA units. Block copolymers with poly(n-butyl acrylate) as the immiscible block and the random copolymer P(MMA-co-DMA) as the miscible block were used for the nanostructuration of epoxy networks. The necessary molar fraction of DMA in the miscible block to stabilize a dispersion of nanosize domains depended on the fraction of the immiscible block.

S. Maiez-Tribut; J. P. Pascault; E. R. Soule; J. Borrajo; R. J. J. Williams

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Page 3 Clinical Trials Introduce Novel Treatments and Tailored Approaches to Care Center specialists are leading numerous early-phase clinical  

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Pathology Jeffrey Fred Krane, MD, PhD Dentistry Stephen T. Sonis, DMD, DMSc Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc

Liu, Xiaole Shirley

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Nanotechnology 10 (1999) 269272. Printed in the UK PII: S0957-4484(99)01021-1 Tailoring graphite with the goal of  

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it on an appropriate substrate, such as crystal surfaces of transition metals and metal carbides, by decomposing

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Two-Temperature Two-Dimensional Non Chemical Equilibrium Modeling of Ar–CO2–H2 Induction Thermal Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure  

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Here the authors developed a two-dimensional two-temperature chemical non-equilibrium (2T-NCE) model of Ar–...2–H2 inductively coupled thermal plasmas (ICTP) around atmospheric pressure (760 torr). Assuming 22 di...

Sharif Abdullah Al-Mamun; Yasunori Tanaka…

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gordon Research Conferences  

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...Liang, "The Structure and Phase Behavior of Self-Assembled Monolay-ers...Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Behavior." Symmetry Consideration in Phase Tran-sitions: J. Lajzerowicz...Complexity in Diblock Copolymer Phase Behavior." Theory and Experiments...

Carlyle B. Storm

1994-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Studies of Atmospheric Pressure Microplasmas: Plasma Dynamics, Surface Interaction and Applications.  

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??Technologies based on atmospheric-pressure microplasmas (APMs) have been widely developed due to the unique nature microplasmas being non-equilibrium and its ability to operate stably at… (more)

Wang, Jun-Chieh

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactions of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma with Solid and Liquid Food Systems: A Review  

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Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma processes combine several advantages such as non- ... science and technology dealing with the application of plasma processes on solid and liquid foodstuff. Starting wi...

Björn Surowsky; Oliver Schlüter; Dietrich Knorr

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Granular Thermodynamics  

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We present experimental evidence for a strong analogy between quasi-2D uniform non-equilibrium steady states (NESS) of excited granular materials and equilibrium thermodynamics. Under isochoric conditions we find that the ...

Shattuck, M. D.

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Diesel Engine Advanced Multi-Mode Combustion Control and Generalized Nonlinear Transient Trajectory Shaping Control Methods.  

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?? This dissertation addresses the Diesel engine advanced combustion mode switching transient control and the generalized nonlinear non-equilibrium transient trajectory shaping (NETTS) control problem.Control-oriented models… (more)

Yan, Fengjun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Spin coherence transfer in chemical transformations monitored NMR  

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the transfer of spin coherence in non-equilibrium chemicalK. L. Pierce, A. Pines ? Spin coherence transfer in chemical10.1002/anie.200123456 Spin Coherence Transfer in Chemical

Anwar, Sabieh M.; Hilty, Christian; Chu, Chester; Bouchard, Louis-S.; Pierce, Kimberly L.; Pines, Alexander

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Thermodynamics with 3 Spins  

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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

Eward May; Jack L. Uretsky

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Self-Organized States in Combustion Processes  

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Recently, the problem of self-organization in non-equilibrium systems has intensively been discussed [l, 2, 3]. The major role in the process of successive generation and formation of more complicated temporal...

L. U. Artyukh; P. G. Itskova…

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Plasma-assisted ignition and deflagration-to-detonation transition  

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...Forman A. Williams Plasma-assisted ignition...correspondence ( astariko@princeton.edu ). 1 Mechanical...Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, , Princeton, NJ-08544, USA...Non-equilibrium plasma demonstrates great...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A mathematical and experimental study of caustic flooding  

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: 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...

Shen, Tsu-Cheng

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Thermodynamics in f(R) gravity in the Palatini formalism  

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We investigate thermodynamics of the apparent horizon in f(R) gravity in the Palatini formalism with non-equilibrium and equilibrium descriptions. We demonstrate that it is more transparent to understand the horizon entropy in the equilibrium framework than that in the non-equilibrium one. Furthermore, we show that the second law of thermodynamics can be explicitly verified in both phantom and non-phantom phases for the same temperature of the universe outside and inside the apparent horizon.

Bamba, Kazuharu; Geng, Chao-Qiang, E-mail: bamba@phys.nthu.edu.tw, E-mail: geng@phys.nthu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, 300 Taiwan (China)

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search Sample search results for: amobarbital Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Tailored Cognitive Testing with Provocative Amobarbital Injection Preceding Summary: Tailored Cognitive...

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NETL F 451.1/1-1, Categorical Exclusion Designation Form  

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Credle Cleveland, Ohio "Benefits Of Tailoring Hot Isostatic PressurePowdered Metal & Additive Manufacturing To Fabricate.." Demonstrate how tailoring Hot Isostatic Pressure of...

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NETL F 451.1/1-1, Categorical Exclusion Designation Form  

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Huntington, Pennsylvania "Benefits Of Tailoring Hot Isostatic PressurePowdered Metal & Additive Manufacturing To Fabricate.." Demonstrate how tailoring Hot Isostatic Pressure of...

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Abstract B26: Developing a community health educator (CHE) intervention model for identifying unmet needs and assessing behavioral change with tailored health education for breast and colorectal cancer patients after cancer treatment  

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...Behavioral and Social Science Health Education: Poster Presentations - Proffered Abstracts...for technology-based cancer education for Latina women from an agricultural...technology-driven health education programs improve on passive communication...

Bonnie Schwartzbauer; Kevin Fiscella; Starlene Loader; and Sally Rousseau

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract B26: Developing a community health educator (CHE) intervention model for identifying unmet needs and assessing behavioral change with tailored health education for breast and colorectal cancer patients after cancer treatment  

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...Meeting-Abstract Behavioral and Social Science Health Education - Poster Presentations AACR International Conference: The Science of Cancer Health Disparities...Spanish-language community education breast health program increases...

Bonnie Schwartzbauer; Kevin Fiscella; Starlene Loader; and Sally Rousseau

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practical Materials for Heavy Metal Ion Chelation: PolyethylenimPractical Materials for Heavy Metal Ion Chelation: Polyethyleniminesines tailored onto The Surface oftailored onto The Surface of Porous SilicaPorous Silica  

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Practical Materials for Heavy Metal Ion Chelation: PolyethylenimPractical Materials for Heavy Metal *presenting author INTRODUCTION As a result of heavy metal ion release from industrial wastewater, water pollution has become a serious problem. Waste streams contain solutions of metal ions, such as copper

Taralp, Alpay

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Cancer Health Empowerment for Living without Pain (Ca-HELP): study design and rationale for a tailored education and coaching intervention to enhance care of cancer-related pain  

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Living without Pain (Ca- HELP): study design and rationaleLiving without Pain (Ca-HELP) Study is an American Cancerphysician behavior[4,5] The Ca-HELP (Cancer Health Empower-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Protocol for the ADDITION-Plus study: a randomised controlled trial of an individually-tailored behaviour change intervention among people with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes under intensive UK general practice care  

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at the level of the heart, using an auto- matic sphygmomanometer (Omron M4, UK). ECG was recorded by a 12 lead machine. Body height and weight were measured in light indoor clothing and without shoes using a fixed rigid stadiometer and a scale (SECA, UK...

Griffin, Simon J; Simmons, Rebecca K; Williams, Kate M; Prevost, A Toby; Hardeman, Wendy; Grant, Julie; Whittle, Fiona; Boase, Sue; Hobbis, Imogen; Brage, Soren; Westgate, Kate; Fanshawe, Tom; Sutton, Stephen; Wareham, Nicholas J; Kinmonth, Ann Louise; ADDITION-Plus Study team

2011-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A family based tailored counselling to increase non-exercise physical activity in adults with a sedentary job and physical activity in their young children: design and methods of a year-long randomized controlled trial  

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Epidemiological evidence suggests that decrease in sedentary behaviour is beneficial for health. This family based randomized controlled trial examines whether face-to-face delivered counselling is effective i...

Taija Finni; Arja Sääkslahti; Arto Laukkanen; Arto Pesola…

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study protocol for iQuit in Practice: a randomised controlled trial to assess the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of tailored web- and text-based facilitation of smoking cessation in primary care  

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to detect a true underlying difference of 5% as statistically significant and a larger trial would be needed to distinguish reliably a true in- crease from a Type 1 error. Importantly, if a 5% increase is observed, then an underlying population relative risk... -week follow-up questionnaire. Con- trol participants will not be sent any text messages. Audiotaping of consultations SCAs will be asked to audiotape a sample of interven- tion and control consultations. The tapes will be used to assess the fidelity...

Sutton, Stephen; Smith, Susan; Jamison, James; Boase, Sue; Mason, Dan; Prevost, A Toby; Brimicombe, James; Sloan, Melanie; Gilbert, Hazel; Naughton, Felix

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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When Does Aid Conditionality Work?  

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institutions may tailor conditions for success because theytailor their conditions for success, and they are especially

Montinola, Gabriella R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of reaction-rate predictions of a collision-energy approach for chemical reactions in atmospheric flows.  

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A recently proposed approach for the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method to calculate chemical-reaction rates is assessed for high-temperature atmospheric species. The new DSMC model reproduces measured equilibrium reaction rates without using any macroscopic reaction-rate information. Since it uses only molecular properties, the new model is inherently able to predict reaction rates for arbitrary non-equilibrium conditions. DSMC non-equilibrium reaction rates are compared to Park's phenomenological nonequilibrium reaction-rate model, the predominant model for hypersonic-flow-field calculations. For near-equilibrium conditions, Park's model is in good agreement with the DSMC-calculated reaction rates. For far-from-equilibrium conditions, corresponding to a typical shock layer, significant differences can be found. The DSMC predictions are also found to be in very good agreement with measured and calculated non-equilibrium reaction rates, offering strong evidence that this is a viable and reliable technique to predict chemical reaction rates.

Gallis, Michail A.; Bond, Ryan Bomar; Torczynski, John Robert

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LFS Exhibit A General Conditions  

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Page 1 of 31 Page 1 of 31 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011)............................................................................................. 4

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RussiaSNL2-web.indd  

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Extending Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Extending Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation Methods Principal Investigators: John Aidun (SNL) and Genri Norman (JIHT) Project Description Novel nonequilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) simulation methods are being extended and applied in four areas of mutual interest to Sandia and Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences (JIHT RAS). NEMD is being applied to (1) understanding relaxation and equilibration in non-ideal, nondegenerate plasmas; (2) characterizing melting or cavitation of condensed matter systems that are super-heated or under hydrostatic tension; (3) devising classical interaction potentials that can represent changing bonding character as a system evolves; and (4) investigating the mechanisms of

342

Boltzmann-Equation Based Derivation of Balance Laws in Irreversible Thermodynamics  

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In this paper we propose a novel approach to construct macroscopic balance equations and constitutive equations describing various irreversible phenomena. It is based on the general principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics and consists of four basic steps: picking suitable state variables, choosing a strictly concave entropy function, separating entropy fluxes and production rates properly, and determining a dissipation matrix. Our approach takes the advantage of both EIT and GENERIC formalisms, and shows a direct correspondence with Levermore's moment closure hierarchies for the Boltzmann equation. This result may put various macroscopic modeling approaches starting from the general principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics on a solid microscopic foundation based on the Boltzmann equation.

Hong, Liu; Zhu, Yi; Yong, Wen-An

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The mechano-chemistry of cytoskeletal force generation  

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In this communication, we propose a model to study the non-equilibrium process by which actin stress fibers develop force in contractile cells. The emphasis here is on the non-equilibrium thermodynamics, which is necessary to address the mechanics as well as the chemistry of dynamic cell contractility. In this setting we are able to develop a framework that relates (a) the dynamics of force generation within the cell and (b) the cell response to external stimuli to the chemical processes occurring within the cell, as well as to the mechanics of linkage between the stress fibers, focal adhesions and extra-cellular matrix.

Mirko Maraldi; Krishna Garikipati

2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared and reflectron time-of-flight mass spectroscopic study on the synthesis of  

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sublimation profiles obtained from the ReTOF spectra and infrared spectroscopy of the Department of Chemistry in the formation of glycolaldehyde via non-equilibrium chemistry, which were identified as follows: (i) radical of glycolaldehyde formed, suggesting further thermal chemistry of trapped radicals within the ice matrix

Kaiser, Ralf I.

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State and Transition Modeling History & Current Concepts  

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management input · Friedel(1991) concentrated on thresholds ­ "...compatible with state and transition theoryState and Transition Modeling History & Current Concepts Tamzen K. Stringham Oregon State vegetation change #12;· Non-equilibrium Models (States, Transitions and Thresholds) ­ Encompass Range

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Proceedings of Institute of Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine 2000, Vol. 30, Part 1, 231238. Modelling System for Relaxing Media.  

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Proceedings of Institute of Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine 2000, Vol. 30, Part 1, 231­238. Modelling.A. VLADIMIROV Division of Geodynamics of Explosion, Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine, Khmelnicki Str. 63-B, Kyiv 54, Ukraine E-mail: vsan@ambernet.kiev.ua A model describing non-equilibrium processes

Popovych, Roman

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> 2006 International Symposium on Electrohydrodynamics -Buenos Aires-4th December 2006 <  

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atmospheric plasma discharge to be an effective means of air flow control. In supersonic airflow it seems that the effects of the plasma are mainly of thermal origin of the existence of non thermal effect in non equilibrium weakly ionized gases. The nature of the observed effects

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Tunable soft structure in charged fluids confined by dielectric interfaces  

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...56), or the non-equilibrium...and quantify the thermal forces in fluids...such as the atmospheric chemistry, colloid...one-component plasma up to {gamma...statistical mechanics of non-uniform, classical...Rev E Stat Phys Plasmas Fluids Relat...The interplay of thermal motion, short-range...

Jos W. Zwanikken; Monica Olvera de la Cruz

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Vacuum 71 (2003) 417436 The barrier discharge: basic properties and applications to  

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discharge; Non-equilibrium plasma; Cross-correlation spectroscopy; Atmospheric pressure glow discharge field of applications are the non-thermal plasma condi- tions at low gas temperatures and at elevated-equilibrium plasmas in a controllable way at atmospheric pressure, and at moderate gas temperature. They provide

Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

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IOP PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D: APPLIED PHYSICS J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43 (2010) 185206 (12pp) doi:10.1088/0022-3727/43/18/185206  

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followed in the use of non- thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas in medicine. In the first, the plasma. Introduction Non-equilibrium, atmospheric pressure plasma treatment of living tissue is being used in a variety at stacks.iop.org/JPhysD/43/185206 Abstract The application of atmospheric pressure plasmas to human tissue

Kushner, Mark

351

Solar Plasma Spectroscopy: Achievements and Future Challenges 13-15 September 2010  

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intensities of Si III lines in the transition region? 15:00 - 15:15 Jaroslav Dudik The effect of non-thermal Watanabe Iron Line Diagnostics of Non-Equilibrium Plasma in Solar and Laboratory Plasmas 17:00 - 17 for non-thermal electron excitation of coronal ions 09:20 - 09:40 Brian Fawcett Some foundations

Cambridge, University of

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1 2010 Heliophysics Decadal ReviewScience with a X-ray Microcalorimeter White Paper Science Objectives for an X-Ray Microcalorimeter Observing the Sun  

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such as the detection of microheat- ing in active regions, ion-resolved velocity flows, and the presence of non-thermal to revolutionize our understanding of coronal plasmas, specifically with regard to the non-equilibrium plasma of interest for detailed stud- ies of the fundamental plasma physics in the Sun's atmosphere, with excellent

Savin, Daniel Wolf

353

High-Energy Charged Particles in the Innermost Jovian Magnetosphere  

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...samples 10 plasma torus-1...lo and its plasma torus...vectors have large angles relative...and about non-radiative...sensitive area of 6.2...C, so no thermal noise...relatively large at the beginning...through an atmospheric region that...producing non-equilibrium...frequency (RF) pulses...

H. M. Fischer; E. Pehlke; G. Wibberenz; L. J. Lanzerotti; J. D. Mihalov

1996-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

354

Gordon Research Conferences  

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...Comsa, "Thermal helium scattering...moderately large deformations...leader). Non-accelera-tor...Effects of atmospheric oxida-tion...sperm-egg plasma membrane fusion...Bala-ban, "Large-scale protein...Space Plasma Physics Proctor...Dynamical non-equilibrium...magneti-cally confined plasmas"; M. Rush-bridge...

Alexander M. Cruickshank

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Relationship between structural changes and hyperpolarized gas magnetic resonance imaging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using computational simulations with realistic alveolar geometry  

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...specific. Areas of emphysema...providing a non-invasive...into blood plasma and erythrocytes...the small thermal equilibrium...radiofrequency (RF) pulse, the non-equilibrium...uniform 180 RF pulse. The...voxel is so large, compared...of healthy non-smokers...in air at atmospheric pressure...total surface area similar to...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Generalized longitudinal susceptibility for magnetic monopoles in spin ice  

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...non-equilibrium physics of the Wien effect...is related to the rate of change of magnetization...and he derived the rate of entropy production...3) contains much physics and deserves subtle...0. Thus, as we pass from low to high...monopoles hopping at a rate nu 0 located near...

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DOI 10.1140/epje/i2002-10149-2 Eur. Phys. J. E 11, 99104 (2003)  

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) gases [1] driven into a non-equilibrium steady state by a suitable injection of energy define/2 [3,4,6] (here v0 is the "thermal" r.m.s. velocity). This behavior was observed for the horizontal injection, considering idealized homo- geneous systems of inelastic hard spheres (given the exper- imen

Barrat, Alain

358

Generalized dynamical density functional theory for classical fluids and the significance of inertia and hydrodynamic interactions  

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We study the dynamics of a colloidal fluid including inertia and hydrodynamic interactions, two effects which strongly influence the non-equilibrium properties of the system. We derive a general dynamical density functional theory (DDFT) which shows very good agreement with full Langevin dynamics. In suitable limits, we recover existing DDFTs and a Navier-Stokes-like equation with additional non-local terms.

Benjamin D. Goddard; Andreas Nold; Nikos Savva; Grigorios A. Pavliotis; Serafim Kalliadasis

2012-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

359

Fisher Waves and Front Roughening in a Two-Species Invasion Model with Preemptive Competition  

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Fisher Waves and Front Roughening in a Two-Species Invasion Model with Preemptive Competition L. O study roughening of the front, using the framework of non-equilibrium interface growth. Our analysis indicates that initially flat, linear invading fronts exhibit Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) roughening in one

Caraco, Thomas

360

M – Goldschmidt Abstracts 2011  

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...energy dispersion, and uranium oxide speciation. Goldschmidt...vegetation. Nearby, depleted "13 C31 values and...Fe, Ca, and Al to depleted protoliths. The distribution...refertilization of the highly depleted SCLM and the introduction...for non-equilibrium uranium, attempted to assess...

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Electrons, life and the evolution of Earth's oxygen cycle  

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, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA The biogeochemical cycles of H, C, N, O and S are coupled-compete denitrification, a new stable electron `market' emerged in which oxygenic photosynthesis and aerobic respiration of energy. The hallmark of biological energy transduction is non-equilibrium redox chemi- stry. Indeed

362

Heat transfer in soft nanoscale interfaces: the influence of interface curvature  

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Heat transfer in soft nanoscale interfaces: the influence of interface curvature Anders Lervik transient non-equilibrium molecular-dynamics simulations, heat-transfer through nanometer-scale interfaces processes. We show that the modeling of heat transfer across a nanodroplet/fluid interface requires

Kjelstrup, Signe

363

OSP WEEKLY FUNDING BULLETIN Volume 4, Issue 47 November 29, 2010  

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(RFP) is to be coordinated by the Gulf of Mexico Research Alliance (GOMA) and is about to be finalized. 2 Purpose: AFOSR announces a fiscal year 2011 competition for research to promote and sustain of high electric and magnetic fields; high energy density non-equilibrium processes. Advanced X

Alabama in Huntsville, University of

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Titel. Author(s) Copyright 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim  

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semiconductor lasers [56], inertial confinement [67], combustion [81], and chemical reactions [10], could Many physical, chemical, and biological systems of interest evolve in a non- equilibrium environment as open-loop control. In contrast, the closed-loop control is based on feedback: it aims to stabilize

Handel, Andreas

365

JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C2, supplbment au no 6, Tome 48, juin 1987  

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C2, supplbment au no 6, Tome 48, juin 1987 DIRAC-BRUECKNER APPROACH matiere nucldaire en Lquilibre et non-6quilibre bas6 sur la methode Dirac-Brueckner. L'dquation cindtique of equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenoma in nuclear matter based on the Dirac-Brueckner approach. The resulting

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

366

Plasma-Enhanced Combustion of Hydrocarbon Fuels and Fuel Blends Using Nanosecond Pulsed Discharges  

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This project had as its goals the study of fundamental physical and chemical processes relevant to the sustained premixed and non-premixed jet ignition/combustion of low grade fuels or fuels under adverse flow conditions using non-equilibrium pulsed nanosecond discharges.

Cappelli, Mark; Mungal, M Godfrey

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

367

An adaptive grid refinement strategy for the simulation of negative streamers  

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to high electric fields, non-equilibrium ionization pro- cesses, so-called discharges, occur. They may and on the pressure and volume of the medium. One distinguishes the dark, glow or arc discharges that are stationary of negative streamers during electric breakdown of a non-attaching gas can be described by a two-fluid model

Ebert, Ute

368

Consistent Comparison of Macroscopic and State-to-State Kinetics in Hypersonic Flows  

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Consistent Comparison of Macroscopic and State-to-State Kinetics in Hypersonic Flows Gianpiero of Chemistry, Bari, 70126, Italy We present a comparison of numerical results in strongly expanding hypersonic variable in non-equilibrium condi- tions, per unit mass I. Introduction In supersonic and hypersonic flows

D'Ambrosio, Domenic

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doi: 10.1149/2.048212jes 2012, Volume 159, Issue 12, Pages A1967-A1985.J. Electrochem. Soc.  

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and optimized. In the case of electrochemical energy storage devices, such as batteries, fuel cells in conjunction with impedance spectroscopy to fit and predict cell per- formance and degradation. This approach transformations. Using principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, we relate the cell voltage, ionic fluxes

Bazant, Martin Z.

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To cite this document: Foletto, Marc and Douat, Claire and Fontane, Jrme and Joly, Laurent and Pitchford, Leanne and Puech, Vincent Influence of a plasma jet on the  

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voltages (5 kV) at frequencies of some tens of kHz. The plasma is launched in the helium jet surrounded panel) and with (lower panel) plasma, the plasma operating at 20 kHz and 5.5 kV and for different Non-equilibrium plasma jets operating at atmospheric pressure have attracted the attention of many

Mailhes, Corinne

371

THEORETICAL & APPLIED MECHANICS LETTERS 4, 022001 (2014) Unified gas-kinetic simulation of slider air bearing  

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, slider air-bearing, non-equilibrium The slider air bearing problem arises from the hard disk industry. The demand of higher recording density requires the spacing between the read/write head and the disk-assisting magnetic recording (HAMR) that introduces a heat source into the slider system. Both the nano-scale flying

Xu, Kun

372

Stochastic thermodynamics, fluctuation theorems, and molecular machines  

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Stochastic thermodynamics as reviewed here systematically provides a framework for extending the notions of classical thermodynamics like work, heat and entropy production to the level of individual trajectories of well-defined non-equilibrium ensembles. It applies whenever a non-equilibrium process is still coupled to one (or several) heat bath(s) of constant temperature. Paradigmatic systems are single colloidal particles in time-dependent laser traps, polymers in external flow, enzymes and molecular motors in single molecule assays, small biochemical networks and thermoelectric devices involving single electron transport. For such systems, a first-law like energy balance can be identified along fluctuating trajectories. Various integral and detailed fluctuation theorems, which are derived here in a unifying approach from one master theorem, constrain the probability distributions for work, heat and entropy production depending on the nature of the system and the choice of non-equilibrium conditions. For non-equilibrium steady states, particularly strong results hold like a generalized fluctuation-dissipation theorem involving entropy production. Ramifications and applications of these concepts include optimal driving between specified states in finite time, the role of measurement-based feedback processes and the relation between dissipation and irreversibility. Efficiency and, in particular, efficiency at maximum power, can be discussed systematically beyond the linear response regime for two classes of molecular machines, isothermal ones like molecular motors, and heat engines like thermoelectric devices, using a common framework based on a cycle decomposition of entropy production.

Udo Seifert

2012-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

373

Generating functional analysis of complex formation and dissociation in large protein interaction networks  

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proteins, using techniques from the non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of disordered many proteins are reaction partners from an ensemble of random graphs with an arbitrary degree distribution. WeGenerating functional analysis of complex formation and dissociation in large protein interaction

Coolen, ACC "Ton"

374

Towards breaking temperature equilibrium in multi-component Eulerian schemes  

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We investigate the effects ofthermal equilibrium on hydrodynamic flows and describe models for breaking the assumption ofa single temperature for a mixture of components in a cell. A computational study comparing pressure-temperature equilibrium simulations of two dimensional implosions with explicit front tracking is described as well as implementation and J-D calculations for non-equilibrium temperature methods.

Grove, John W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Masser, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free energy inference from partial work measurements Fluctuation Relations (FRs) are among the few general exact results  

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Free energy inference from partial work measurements Fluctuation Relations (FRs) are among the few application is free energy recovery from non-equilibrium pulling experiments in the single molecule field. We is a "partial" work measurement): it leads to a violation of FRs and to wrong free energy estimates

Potsdam, Universität

376

Conversion of Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy into Chemical Energy  

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When a concentrated solar beam is irradiated to the ceramics such as Ni-ferrite, the high-energy flux in the range of 1500–2500 kW/m2 is absorbed by an excess Frenkel defect formation. This non-equilibrium state ...

Yutaka Tamaura

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) Annual Technical Symposium 2010 Three-dimensional Modeling of Microscale Plasma Actuators  

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holds a numerical advantage over these models in the treatment of high density plasma, where of dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) using the finite element based multiscale ionized gas (MIG) flow code to validate these predictions. At such small scales non-equilibrium interactions become important. Therefore

Roy, Subrata

378

CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS: AN EVALUATION  

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CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS: AN EVALUATION L.C. Castro, D.L. John, and D.L. Pulfrey Department A simple, non-equilibrium model is used to evaluate the likely DC performance of carbon nanotube field and transcon- ductance close to the low-quantum-capacitance limit. Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, field

Pulfrey, David L.

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One Dimensional Autonomous Equations Can have only equilibrium attractors  

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One Dimensional Autonomous Equations ( )x f x Can have only equilibrium attractors: a bounded orbit approaches an equilibrium #12;Two Dimensional Autonomous Equations ( , ) ( , ) x f x y y g x y Can have non-equilibrium attractors: for example, periodic orbits #12;Two Dimensional Autonomous Equations ( , ) ( , ) x f x y y g x y

Saleska, Scott

380

Heat conduction in relativistic systems: alternatives and perspectives  

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The non-equilibrium thermodynamics of relativistic systems have a rich phenomenology. The simplest phenomenon in the class of dissipative processes is that of heat. This letter presents a brief summary of the efforts made to tackle the problem of relativistic heat conduction. In particular, we focus on the multi-fluid approach to relativistic dissipation.

C. S. Lopez-Monsalvo

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Water transport inside a single-walled carbon nanotube driven by temperature gradient  

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Water transport inside a single-walled carbon nanotube driven by temperature gradient J. Shiomi mass transport of a water cluster inside a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) with the diameter of about 1.4 nm. The influence of the non-equilibrium thermal environment on the confined water cluster has

Maruyama, Shigeo

382

Entropy production in irreversible systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation Tnia Tom and Mrio J. de Oliveira  

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Entropy production in irreversible systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation Tânia Tomé and the entropy production in nonequilibrium interacting particle systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation equilibrium there will be no production of entropy. A non- equilibrium thermodynamic system in the stationary

de Oliveira, Mário José

383

Landscape Ecology vol. 6 no. 3 pp 147-159 (1992) SPB Academic Publishing bv, The Hague  

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Landscape Ecology vol. 6 no. 3 pp 147-159 (1992) SPB Academic Publishing bv, The Hague Landscape, Rheinsprung 9, CH-4051,Basel, Switzerland Keywords: landscape, metapopulation, reproductive systems, life history traits, non-equilibrium Abstract Distribution of genetic diversity in a landscape depends on both

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Bias voltage dependence of the electron spin depolarization in quantum wires in the quantum Hall regime detected by the resistively detected NMR  

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We performed the resistively-detected nuclear magnetic resonance (RDNMR) to study the electron spin polarization in the non-equilibrium quantum Hall regime. By measuring the Knight shift, we derive source-drain bias voltage dependence of the electron spin polarization in quantum wires. The electron spin polarization shows minimum value around the threshold voltage of the dynamic nuclear polarization.

Chida, K.; Yamauchi, Y.; Arakawa, T.; Kobayashi, K.; Ono, T. [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Hashisaka, M. [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan and Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Nakamura, S. [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan and AIST, Tsukuba (Japan); Machida, T. [IIS and INQIE, University of Tokyo (Japan)

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Short courses in Composite Materials  

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Short courses in Composite Materials Overview The ability to tailor the material properties used. Combining the adaptability of composites with clear weight savings, whilst tailoring materials properties Airbus and Glyndr University, the Advanced Composites Training and Development Centre educates current

Davies, John N.

386

Abstract B7: A church-based, Spanish-language community education breast health program increases awareness and utilization of breast diagnostic services among Hispanics  

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...Behavioral and Social Science Health Education: Poster Presentations - Proffered Abstracts...behavioral change with tailored health education for breast and colorectal cancer...treatment. Tailoring health education to patient needs may improve...

Gerardo Colon-Otero; Monica Albertie; Garik Nicholson; Judith Rodríguez; Nancy Correa-Matos; Irina Kolomeyer; and Edith A. Perez

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract A51: Selected physical findings from Native American Cancer Education for Survivors (NACES)  

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...Community-based Interventions: Poster Presentations - Proffered...linguistically tailored liver cancer education program for Asian Americans...Asian American Liver Cancer Education Program, a randomized controlled...linguistically tailored liver cancer education to 877 adult AAs including...

Linda Burhansstipanov; Linda U. Krebs; Brenda F. Seals; Alice A. Bradley; Mark B. Dignan; Carol Thiel; and Eduard Gamito

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract A21: Changes in healthcare utilization following community cancer education programs  

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...Community-based Interventions: Poster Presentations - Proffered...linguistically tailored liver cancer education program for Asian Americans...Asian American Liver Cancer Education Program, a randomized controlled...linguistically tailored liver cancer education to 877 adult AAs including...

Kate Murray; Ana Navarro; Jessica Barnack-Tavlaris; Lupe Minero; and Olga Sanchez

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract A32: Tackling cancer health disparities through science, training, and community: Generating new knowledge through continuing education  

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...Behavioral and Social Science Health Education: Poster Presentations - Proffered Abstracts...behavioral change with tailored health education for breast and colorectal cancer...treatment. Tailoring health education to patient needs may improve...

Cathy D. Meade; Clement K. Gwede; Shalewa Noel-Thomas; Shalanda Bynum; Chrystyna Pospolyta; Cindy Burcham; and Mariana Arevalo

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Connect, Collaborate, Commercialize There are many different opportunities for engagement and technology transfer at Georgia  

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and technology transfer at Georgia Tech. Working together we can tailor a relationship unique to your company

Garmestani, Hamid

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Flow Sheets - process models improve operational efficiency Tailored Frit - Glass formers allow greater waste loading Bubblers - Improve mixing performance in...

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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - CNMS User Research  

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tailored from nanostructures as building blocks, are the foundations for constructing nano- and microdevices. However, assembling nanostructures into ordered micronetworks...

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CPFFS Exhibit A General Conditions  

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2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 20 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011)............................................................................................. 4

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LFS Exhibit A General Conditions  

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Dated 5-20-13 Dated 5-20-13 Subcontract No. 241314 Page 1 of 19 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012 - Deviation) ........................................................................................ 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ........................................................................................................................................... 4 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011)............................................................................................. 4

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EFS Exhibit A General Conditions  

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2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 26 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2 AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Apr 2013) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011)............................................................................................. 4

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R&D Ex A (Rev. 3.1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions  

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1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 31 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011)............................................................................................. 4

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EFS Exhibit A General Conditions  

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1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 39 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2 AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Apr 2013) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011)............................................................................................. 4

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AES Exhibit A General Conditions  

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2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 18 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011)............................................................................................. 4

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TM Exhibit A General Conditions (Rev. 7.3, 9-27-13)  

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3, 9/27/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 3, 9/27/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 20 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011) ............................................................................................

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CONST Ex A (Rev. 5.1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions  

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SFS Exhibit A General Conditions  

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IDIQ BS Ex A (Rev. 3.2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions  

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2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 19 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) ......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ....... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................ 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) .................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011) ........................................................................................... 4 GC-6 ORDER OF PRECEDENCE (Jun 2009) ................................................................................... 5

403

Time and Materials Exhibit A General Conditions  

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D-B CONST Ex A (Rev. 4.1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions  

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405

CPFFS Exhibit A General Conditions (Rev. 8.3, 9-27-13)  

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3, 9/27/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 3, 9/27/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 21 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011) ............................................................................................

406

Electronic structure, stacking energy, partial charge, and hydrogen bonding in four periodic B-DNA models  

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We present a theoretical study of the electronic structure of four periodic B-DNA models labeled (AT)10, (GC)10, (AT)5(GC)5, and (AT?GC)5 where A denotes adenine, T denotes thymine, G denotes guanine, and C denotes cytosine. Each model has ten base pairs with Na counterions to neutralize the negative phosphate group in the backbone. The (AT)5(GC)5 and (AT?GC)5 models contain two and five AT-GC bilayers, respectively. When compared against the average of the two pure models, we estimate the AT-GC bilayer interaction energy to be 19.015 Kcal/mol, which is comparable to the hydrogen bonding energy between base pairs obtained from the literature. Our investigation shows that the stacking of base pairs plays a vital role in the electronic structure, relative stability, bonding, and distribution of partial charges in the DNA models. All four models show a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) to lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) gap ranging from 2.14 to 3.12 eV with HOMO states residing on the PO4 + Na functional group and LUMO states originating from the bases. Our calculation implies that the electrical conductance of a DNA molecule should increase with increased base-pair mixing. Interatomic bonding effects in these models are investigated in detail by analyzing the distributions of the calculated bond order values for every pair of atoms in the four models including hydrogen bonding. The counterions significantly affect the gap width, the conductivity, and the distribution of partial charge on the DNA backbone. We also evaluate quantitatively the surface partial charge density on each functional group of the DNA models.

Lokendra Poudel; Paul Rulis; Lei Liang; W. Y. Ching

2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

407

IDIQ BS Ex A (Rev. 3.1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions  

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1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 31 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) ......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ....... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................ 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) .................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011) ........................................................................................... 4 GC-6 ORDER OF PRECEDENCE (Jun 2009) ................................................................................... 5

408

SFS Exhibit A General Conditions  

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1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 29 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-1 DEFINITIONS (Aug 2012) .......................................................................................................... 3 GC-2A AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES (Jan 2010) ........................................................................................................................................... 3 GC-3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jun 2009) ............................................................................. 4 GC-4 SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jun 2009) ...................................................................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011)............................................................................................. 4

409

Abstract for Gouranga C. Nayak  

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Gouranga C. Nayak Gouranga C. Nayak Gluon Propagator and Magnetic Screening Mass at One Loop Level in Non-Equilibrium QCD Using closed-time path integral formalism I will show for the first time that the magnetic screening mass at one loop level in QED and QCD is non-zero as long as the distribution function is anisotropic in momentum space. For isotropic distribution function such as the thermal distribution function the magnetic screening mass at one loop level is zero which is consistent with finite temperature field theory results. I will also show that the same non-zero magnetic screening results is also obtained by using transport equation approach. I will present a resummed (at one loop level of self energy) gluon propagator in any arbitary covariant gauge in non-equilibrium in any arbitary moving frame which can be used in the

410

Generalized Elastic Model: thermal vs non-thermal initial conditions. Universal scaling, roughening, ageing and ergodicity  

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We study correlation properties of the generalized elastic model which accounts for the dynamics of polymers, membranes, surfaces and fluctuating interfaces, among others. We develop a theoretical framework which leads to the emergence of universal scaling laws for systems starting from thermal (equilibrium) or non-thermal (non-equilibrium) initial conditions. Our analysis incorporates and broadens previous results such as observables' double scaling regimes, (super)roughening and anomalous diffusion, and furnishes a new scaling behavior for correlation functions at small times (long distances). We discuss ageing and ergodic properties of the generalized elastic model in non-equilibrium conditions, providing a comparison with the situation occurring in continuous time random walk. Our analysis also allows to assess which observable is able to distinguish whether the system is in or far from equilibrium conditions in an experimental set-up.

Taloni, Alessandro; Klafter, Joseph; 10.1209/0295-5075/97/30001

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

The Effect of Disorder in Superfluid Double Layer Graphene  

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We investigate the superfluid properties of disordered double layer graphene systems using the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) formalism. The complexity of such a structure makes it imperative to study the effects of lattice vacancies which will inevitably arise during fabrication. We present and compare room temperature performance characteristics for both ideal and disordered bilayer graphene systems in an effort to illustrate the behavior of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in the presence of lattice defects under non-equilibrium conditions. We find that lattice vacancies spread throughout the top layer past the coherence length have a reduced effect compared to the ideal case. However, vacancies concentrated near the metal contacts within the coherence length significantly alter the interlayer superfluid transport properties.

Brian Dellabetta; Matthew J. Gilbert

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

412

Development of High-efficiency Thermoelectric Materials for Vehicle Waste Heat Utililization  

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The goals of this . CRADA are: 1) Investigation of atomistic structure and nucleation of nanoprecipitates in (PbTe){sub I-x}(AgSbTe2){sub x} (LAST) system; and 2) Development of non-equilibrium synthesis of thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery. We have made significant accomplishment in both areas. We studied the structure of LAST materials using high resolution imaging, nanoelectron diffraction, energy dispersive spectrum, arid electron energy loss spectrum, and observed a range of nanoparticles The results, published in J. of Applied Physics, provide quantitative structure information about nanoparticles, that is essential for the understanding of the origin of the high thermoelectric performance in this class of materials. We coordinated non-equilibrium synthesis and characterization of thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery application. Our results, published in J. of Electronic Materials, show enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit and robust mechanical properties in bulk . filled skutterudites.

Li, Qiang

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

413

Subpicosecond time-resolved Raman studies of nonequilibrium excitations in wurtzite GaN  

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Non-equilibrium electron distributions as well as phonon dynamics in wurtzite GaN have been measured by subpicosecond time-resolved Raman spectroscopy. The experimental results have demonstrated that for electron densities n {ge} 5 {times} 10{sup 17} cm{sup {minus}3}, the non-equilibrium electron distributions in wurtzite GaN can be very well described by Fermi-Dirac distribution functions with the temperature of electrons substantially higher than that of the lattice. The population relaxation time of longitudinal optical phonons was directly measured to be {tau} {approx_equal} 5 {+-} 1 ps at T = 25 K. The experimental results on the temperature dependence of the lifetime of longitudinal optical phonons suggest that the primary decay channels for these phonons are the decay into (1) one transverse optical phonon and one high energy, longitudinal or transverse acoustical phonons; and (2) one transverse optical phonon and one E{sub 2} phonon.

Tsen, K.T.; Ferry, D.K. [Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Joshi, R.P. [Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Botchkarev, A.; Sverdlov, B.; Salvador, A.; Morkoc, H. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Coordinated Science Lab.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

414

A Realist Interpretation of the Quantum Measurement Problem  

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A new, realist interpretation of the quantum measurement processes is given. In this scenario a quantum measurement is a non-equilibrium phase transition in a ``resonant cavity'' formed by the entire physical universe including all its material and energy content. Both the amplitude and the phase of the quantum mechanical wavefunction acquire substantial meaning in this picture, and the probabilistic element is removed from the foundations of quantum mechanics, its apparent presence in the quantum measurement process is viewed as a result of the sensitive dependence on initial/boundary conditions of the non-equilibrium phase transitions in a many degree-of-freedom system. The implications of adopting this realist ontology to the clarification and resolution of lingering issues in the foundations of quantum mechanics, such as wave-particle duality, Heisenberg's uncertainty relation, Schrodinger's Cat paradox, first and higher order coherence of photons and atoms, virtual particles, the existence of commutation relations and quantized behavior, etc., are also presented.

Xiaolei Zhang

2006-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

415

Irreversible Thermodynamics of the Universe: Constraints from Planck Data  

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The present work deals with irreversible Universal thermodynamics. The homogenous and isotropic flat model of the universe is chosen as open thermodynamical system and non-equilibrium thermodynamics comes into picture due to the mechanism of particle creation. For simplicity, entropy flow is considered only due to heat conduction. Further, due to Maxwell-Cattaneo modified Fourier law for non-equilibrium phenomenon, the temperature satisfies damped wave equation instead of heat conduction equation. Validity of generalized second law of thermodynamics (GSLT) has been investigated for Universe bounded by apparent or event horizon with cosmic substrutum as perfect fluid with constant or variable equation of state or interacting dark species. Finally, we have used three Planck data sets to constrain the thermal conductivity \\lambda and the coupling parameter b^2. These constraints must be satisfied in order for GSLT to hold for Universe bounded by apparent or event horizons.

Subhajit Saha; Atreyee Biswas; Subenoy Chakraborty

2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

416

Influence of Electron-Impact Multiple Ionization on Equilibrium and Dynamic Charge State Distributions: A Case Study Using Iron  

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We describe the influence of electron-impact multiple ionization (EIMI) on the ionization balance of collisionally ionized plasmas. We are unaware of any previous ionization balance calculations that have included EIMI, which is usually assumed to be unimportant. Here, we incorporate EIMI cross-section data into calculations of both equilibrium and non-equilibrium charge-state distributions (CSDs). For equilibrium CSDs, we find that EIMI has only a small effect and can usually be ignored. However, for non-equilibrium plasmas the influence of EIMI can be important. In particular, we find that for plasmas in which the temperature oscillates there are significant differences in the CSD when including versus neglecting EIMI. These results have implications for modeling and spectroscopy of impulsively heated plasmas, such as nanoflare heating of the solar corona.

Hahn, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

The nonequilibrium Ehrenfest gas: a chaotic model with flat obstacles?  

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It is known that the non-equilibrium version of the Lorentz gas (a billiard with dispersing obstacles, electric field and Gaussian thermostat) is hyperbolic if the field is small. Differently the hyperbolicity of the non-equilibrium Ehrenfest gas constitutes an open problem, since its obstacles are rhombi and the techniques so far developed rely on the dispersing nature of the obstacles. We have developed analytical and numerical investigations which support the idea that this model of transport of matter has both chaotic (positive Lyapunov exponent) and non-chaotic steady states with a quite peculiar sensitive dependence on the field and on the geometry, not observed before. The associated transport behaviour is correspondingly highly irregular, with features whose understanding is of both theoretical and technological interest.

Carlo Bianca; Lamberto Rondoni

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

418

A proposal for testing subcritical vacuum pair production with high power lasers  

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We present a proposal for testing the prediction of non-equilibrium quantum field theory below the Schwinger limit. The proposed experiments should be able to detect a measurable number of gamma rays resulting from the annihilation of pairs in the focal spot of two opposing high intensity laser beams. We discuss the dependence of the expected number of gamma rays with the laser parameters and compare with the estimated background level of gamma hits for realistic laser conditions.

G. Gregori; D. B. Blaschke; P. P. Rajeev; H. Chen; R. J. Clarke; T. Huffman; C. D. Murphy; A. V. Prozorkevich; C. D. Roberts; G. Röpke; S. M. Schmidt; S. A. Smolyansky; S. Wilks; R. Bingham

2010-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

419

Feeling de Sitter  

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We address the following question: To what extent can a quantum field tell if it has been placed in de Sitter space? Our approach is to use the techniques of non-equilibrium quantum field theory to compute the time evolution of a state which starts off in flat space for (conformal) times $\\etaanalysis suggests that the nature of the equilibration process in this system is similar to that in more familiar systems.

Albrecht, Andreas; Richard, Benoit J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Feeling de Sitter  

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We address the following question: To what extent can a quantum field tell if it has been placed in de Sitter space? Our approach is to use the techniques of non-equilibrium quantum field theory to compute the time evolution of a state which starts off in flat space for (conformal) times $\\etaanalysis suggests that the nature of the equilibration process in this system is similar to that in more familiar systems.

Andreas Albrecht; R. Holman; Benoit J. Richard

2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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INVARIANT KAPPA DISTRIBUTION IN SPACE PLASMAS OUT OF EQUILIBRIUM  

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Recent advances in Space Physics theory have shown the connection between non-extensive Statistical Mechanics and space plasmas by providing a theoretical basis for the empirically derived kappa distributions commonly used to describe the phase-space distribution functions of these systems. The non-equilibrium temperature and the kappa index that govern these distributions are the two independent controlling parameters of non-equilibrium systems. The significance of the kappa index is primarily given by its role in identifying the non-equilibrium stationary states and measuring their 'thermodynamic distance' from thermal equilibrium, while its physical meaning is connected to the correlation between the system's particles. The classical, single stationary state at equilibrium is generalized into a whole set of different non-equilibrium stationary states labeled by the kappa index. This paper addresses certain crucial issues about the physical meaning and role of the kappa index in identifying stationary states. The origin of the emerged inconsistencies is that the kappa index is not an invariant physical quantity, but instead depends on the degrees of freedom of the system's particles. This leads in several misleading conclusions, such as (1) only large kappa index, practically infinite, can characterize the many-particle kappa distribution, and (2) the correlation between particles depends on the total number of the system's particles. Here we show that a modified kappa index, invariant for any number of degrees of freedom, can be naturally defined. Then, we develop and examine the relevant corrected formulation of many-particle multidimensional kappa distribution, and discuss the physical meaning of the invariant kappa index.

Livadiotis, G.; McComas, D. J., E-mail: glivadiotis@swri.edu [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX-78238 (United States)

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

422

Modeling for Anaerobic Fixed-Bed Biofilm Reactors  

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The specific objectives of this research were: 1. to develop an equilibrium model for chemical aspects of anaerobic reactors; 2. to modify the equilibrium model for non-equilibrium conditions; 3. to incorporate the existing biofilm models into the models above to study the biological and chemical behavior of the fixed-film anaerobic reactors; 4. to experimentally verify the validity of these models; 5. to investigate the biomass-holding ability of difference packing materials for establishing reactor design criteria.

Liu, B. Y. M.; Pfeffer, J. T.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Exchange Fluctuation Theorem for correlated quantum systems  

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We extend the Exchange Fluctuation Theorem for energy exchange between thermal quantum systems beyond the assumption of molecular chaos, and describe the non-equilibrium exchange dynamics of correlated quantum states. The relation quantifies how the tendency for systems to equilibrate is modified in high-correlation environments. Our results elucidate the role of measurement disturbance for such scenarios. We show a simple application by finding a semi-classical maximum work theorem in the presence of correlations.

Sania Jevtic; David Jennings; Terry Rudolph; Yuji Hirono; Shojun Nakayama; Mio Murao

2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

424

Roles of Dry Friction in Fluctuating Motion of Adiabatic Piston  

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The motion of an adiabatic piston under dry friction is investigated to clarify the roles of dry friction in non-equilibrium steady states. We clarify that dry friction can reverse the direction of the piston motion and causes a discontinuity or a cusp-like singularity for velocity distribution functions of the piston. We also show that the heat fluctuation relation is modified under dry friction.

Tomohiko G. Sano; Hisao Hayakawa

2014-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

425

Signatures of new phenomena in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions  

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Three classes of observables are discussed which may shed light on the properties of the quark-gluon plasma formed in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions. They are: (1) thermometers: the penetrating probes ..mu../sup +/..mu../sup -/, ..gamma.., c, (2) barometers: transverse flow via

, and (3) seismometers: fluctuations of dN/dy and dE perpendicular/dy. The need for reliable estimates of the background due to the non-equilibrium processes is emphasized. 49 references.

Gyulassy, M.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Independent electrons model for open quantum systems: Landauer-Buettiker formula and strict positivity of the entropy production  

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A general argument leading from the formula for currents through an open noninteracting mesoscopic system given by the theory of non-equilibrium steady states (NESS) to the Landauer-Buettiker formula is pointed out. Time reversal symmetry is not assumed. As a consequence it follows that, as far as the system has a nontrivial scattering theory and the reservoirs have different temperatures and/or chemical potentials, the entropy production is strictly positive.

G. Nenciu

2006-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

427

Ion pump activity generates fluctuating electrostatic forces in biomembranes  

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We study the non-equilibrium dynamics of lipid membranes with proteins that actively pump ions across the membrane. We find that the activity leads to a fluctuating force distribution due to electrostatic interactions arising from variation in dielectric constant across the membrane. By applying a multipole expansion we find effects on both the tension and bending rigidity dominated parts of the membranes fluctuation spectrum. We discuss how our model compares with previous studies of force-multipole models.

B. Loubet; M. A. Lomholt

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecule-based approach for computing chemical-reaction rates in upper atmosphere hypersonic flows.  

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This report summarizes the work completed during FY2009 for the LDRD project 09-1332 'Molecule-Based Approach for Computing Chemical-Reaction Rates in Upper-Atmosphere Hypersonic Flows'. The goal of this project was to apply a recently proposed approach for the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method to calculate chemical-reaction rates for high-temperature atmospheric species. The new DSMC model reproduces measured equilibrium reaction rates without using any macroscopic reaction-rate information. Since it uses only molecular properties, the new model is inherently able to predict reaction rates for arbitrary nonequilibrium conditions. DSMC non-equilibrium reaction rates are compared to Park's phenomenological non-equilibrium reaction-rate model, the predominant model for hypersonic-flow-field calculations. For near-equilibrium conditions, Park's model is in good agreement with the DSMC-calculated reaction rates. For far-from-equilibrium conditions, corresponding to a typical shock layer, the difference between the two models can exceed 10 orders of magnitude. The DSMC predictions are also found to be in very good agreement with measured and calculated non-equilibrium reaction rates. Extensions of the model to reactions typically found in combustion flows and ionizing reactions are also found to be in very good agreement with available measurements, offering strong evidence that this is a viable and reliable technique to predict chemical reaction rates.

Gallis, Michail A.; Bond, Ryan Bomar; Torczynski, John Robert

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MPhil initiatives summary  

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) Sustainable development for large infrastructure projects (50% input from CU, 50% from MIT) Planning for sustainable development (MIT course tailored for CU) Sustainable energy (MIT course tailored for CU) Design for developing countries (MIT course tailored... CMI Summary of MPhil Initiatives M.Phil in BioScience Enterprise (launched October 2002). Aimed at bio-entrepreneurs, this programme offers teaching on the latest advances in biomedical science, business management, and ethical, legal...

2009-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Covalent Immobilization of Peptides on Self-Assembled Monolayer...  

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cell adhesion. Self-assembled monolayer surfaces (SAMs) provide a simple and convenient platform for tailoring chemical properties of a variety of substrates. Existing techniques...

431

Multi-scale electrical and thermal properties of aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes and their composites  

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are a potential new component to be incorporated into existing aerospace structural composites for multi-functional (mechanical, electrical, thermal, etc.) property enhancement and tailoring. ...

Yamamoto, Namiko

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated intravital microscopy and mathematical modeling to optimize nanotherapeutics delivery to tumors  

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Michor, Jan Liphardt, Mauro Ferrari, and Jonathan Widom, “Tanaka, Paolo Decuzzi, and Mauro Ferrari, “Tailoring the4 Vittorio Cristini, 5,6 Mauro Ferrari, 1 and Hermann B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adiabatic rf pulse Sample Search Results  

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Resonance Group Collection: Chemistry 15 Design and Use of Tailored Hard-Pulse Trains for Uniformed Saturation of Myocardium at 3 Tesla Summary: -insensitive rotation type...

434

Harnessing the Bacterial Power of Nanomagnets  

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magnetic properties, raising the prospect of a biologically friendly, energy-efficient method of producing particles tailored for different uses. A relatively unexplored...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - abortive s-phase rescued Sample Search...  

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architecture consists of three modular layers... is tailored to the running scenario of Ad-Hoc networks used by rescue teams for disaster recovery. 1... statically. The typical...

436

Publications-PHaSe-EFRC  

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Emrick, Todd. "Fulleropyrrolidine interlayers: Tailoring electrodes to raise organic solar cell efficiency", Science, published online, DOI: 10.1126science.1255826 Gehan,...

437

Microsoft PowerPoint - Gao_2014_CINT-CNMS User Project Highlight...  

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Graphene oxide (GO) contains several chemical functional groups that are attached to the graphene basal plane and can be manipulated to tailor GO for specific applications. In this...

438

Development of Acicular Mullite Materials for Diesel Particulate...  

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Application 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters 2005deerpyzik.pdf More Documents & Publications Tailored Acicular Mullite...

439

CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Shirley Radack, Editor  

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CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security and Technology (NIST) recently issued a new guide that tailors basic information on cybersecurity to the specific

440

E-Print Network 3.0 - alpha emitter evolution Sample Search Results  

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author. ohrdes@isfh.de. Summary: International Conference on Silicon Photovoltaics Solar cell emitter design with PV-tailored implantation T... -effective ion implanter for...

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441

Overcoming Processing Cost Barriers of High-Performance Lithium...  

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methods - Tailored Aqueous Colloids for Lithium-Ion Electrodes (TACLE) B.L. Armstrong et al., U.S. Patent Application No. 13651,270. - Surface charge measurement,...

442

IAdvanced Integrated Hypersonic Entry SystemsAdvanced Integrated Hypersonic Entry Systems 2009 Phase II  

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SBIR SBIR 66 67 IAdvanced Integrated Hypersonic Entry SystemsAdvanced Integrated Hypersonic Entry of materials in providing tailored stiffness and rigidity for hypersonic entry vehicles. The proposed

443

Research | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Division focus on research that addresses grand challenges in nanoscience and nanotechnology and advances the division's user mission. Further, we are exploring ways to tailor...

444

E-Print Network 3.0 - american men design Sample Search Results  

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clothing for men had been tailor made and dark in appearance... with trousers and boots, found their way to the American pub- lic. During this ... Source: Mississippi State...

445

SRNL Science and Innovation - Environmental Stewardship  

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purposes Worker Safety and Health Programs Comprehensive worker safety and health program tailored to support conduct of research and development as well as conduct of operations...

446

Performance Based Inpsection of Worker Safety and Health Utilizing...  

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permits appropriately tailored, specified and integrated into the work package (e.g., LockoutTagout, radiological work, confined space, hot work, energized electrical, elevated...

447

Step 4: Identify Target Audiences and Behavior Changes | Department...  

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the program tailored marketing strategies to each segment's motivations. Coordinated Brain Trust in Wisconsin In an effort to better identify various customer and market...

448

CEES Conference Proceedings, Abstracts, Presentations, and Poster...  

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Tailored Carbon-based Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices," University of Connecticut Polymer Program Seminar Series, Storrs, CT, Nov. 20. M. M. Thackeray, C. S....

449

Toward multifunctional nanoparticle-based therapeutics.  

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??The diagnosis and treatment of solid tumors may be improved by tailoring nanoparticles for drug delivery and medical imaging. The core of the nanoparticle can… (more)

Derfus, Austin Matthew

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

E-Print Network 3.0 - aem penurunan kandungan Sample Search Results  

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AEMS 12;TAILORED MATERIAL SYSTEMS 12;Manufacturing Process Seemann Composite Resin Infusion Molding Source: Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Information Systems Security...

451

Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) | Department of...  

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additional reference material and implementation guidance specifically tailored for the electricity and oil and natural gas segments of the energy sector. The Energy Department...

452

GATE Center of Excellence at UAB for Lightweight Materials and...  

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Constante (PhD candidate) and Samuel Jasper (PhD candidate) working on composite beams GATE courses (some newly developed, some based on tailoring content in existing...

453

Frontiers of Particle Beam Physics  

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with the use of a plasma. Tailoring the focus system, so asto focus attention upon the possibility of using a plasma as

Sessler, Andrew M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Multiple frequency electron cyclotron heating for the Levitated Dipole Experiment .  

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??The use of multiple frequencies of electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) in the Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) is an important tool that will tailor the… (more)

Mahar, Scott B

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Savannah...  

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Team Leader utilizing criteria and objectives provided on the FTCP website. Specific "lines of inquiry" were tailored to the organization and assessment processes of the DOE-SR....

456

OC_IC_DIGITAL.indd  

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supported Au catalysts prepared from atomically-tailored Au 38 (SC 12 H 25 ) 24 clusters COMMUNICATION Chong and Ham Atomic-level investigations on the amyloid- dimerization...

457

Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center | National...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

field operations the FRMAC provides geographic information systems, communications, mechanical, electrical, logistics and administrative support. The size of the FRMAC is tailored...

458

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced energy utilization Sample Search...  

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2 Tailored renewable energy ... Source: US DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Green Power Network Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization ; Power...

459

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated patient history Sample Search...  

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sys- tems can... be designed to provide tailored information to patients on their health, their care teams, the sta- tus Source: Hunt, Galen - Operating Systems Group,...

460

Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significan...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

to save energy and water. Techniques for information and outreach include workshops, mass media campaigns, videos, and direct mail. Sometimes techniques are highly tailored, like...

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461

Low-Carbon Land Transport Policy Handbook | Open Energy Information  

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studies from developed and developing countries, it outlines measures for reducing emissions, tailoring these to specific circumstances. It also highlights how greenhouse gas...

462

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment post processor Sample Search...  

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Materials Science 2 Performance Evaluation and Optimization of Dual-Port SDRAM Architecture for Mobile Embedded Systems Summary: (DPSDRAM) architecture tailored for...

463

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment center frmac Sample Search Results  

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Testing... Center can provide assessment services, which are tailored to the needs of the customer e.g. creating... Center will accommodate such requests ... Source: Saldin, Dilano...

464

CI-ON Ex A (Rev. 0.2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions  

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2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 2, 6/14/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 12 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-A1 COMMERCIAL ITEMS (Mar 2012)............................................................................................ 2 GC-1B DEFINITIONS (Mar 2012) ......................................................................................................... 4 GC-2B CORRESPONDENCE AND SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jan 2010) ....................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011) ........................................................................................... 4 GC-6A ORDER OF PRECEDENCE (Jan 2010) ................................................................................... 5 GC-11 NEW MEXICO GROSS RECEIPTS TAX (Jun 2009)................................................................ 5

465

CI-ON Ex A (Rev. 0.1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions  

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1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 1, 4/9/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 24 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-A1 COMMERCIAL ITEMS (Mar 2012)............................................................................................ 2 GC-1B DEFINITIONS (Mar 2012) ......................................................................................................... 4 GC-2B CORRESPONDENCE AND SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jan 2010) ....................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011) ........................................................................................... 4 GC-6A ORDER OF PRECEDENCE (Jan 2010) ................................................................................... 5 GC-11 NEW MEXICO GROSS RECEIPTS TAX (Jun 2009)................................................................ 5

466

CI-ON Exhibit A General Conditions (Rev 0.3, 9-27-13)  

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3, 9/27/13) Exhibit A General Conditions 3, 9/27/13) Exhibit A General Conditions Page 1 of 12 EXHIBIT "A" GENERAL CONDITIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS GC Title Page GC-A1 COMMERCIAL ITEMS (Mar 2012) ........................................................................................... 2 GC-1B DEFINITIONS (Mar 2012) ......................................................................................................... 4 GC-2B CORRESPONDENCE AND SUBCONTRACT INTERPRETATION (Jan 2010) ....................... 4 GC-5 NOTICE TO PROCEED (Jul 2011) ........................................................................................... 4 GC-6A ORDER OF PRECEDENCE (Jan 2010) ................................................................................... 5 GC-11 NEW MEXICO GROSS RECEIPTS TAX (Jun 2009) ................................................................ 5

467

Security Automation Developer Days March 22-25, 2011  

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Security Automation Developer Days March 22-25, 2011 Portrait Room The National Institute Reporting Format (ARF) efforts. 1:00 ­ 2:50 Adv. Tailoring and Automated Profile Selection Charles Schmidt tailoring procedures, and structures that could support automated selection of profiles. This discussion

Magee, Joseph W.

468

A more flexible image generation environment  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A supervisory process is used to distribute picture-generation tasks to heterogeneous subprocesses. Significant advantages accrue by tailoring the subprocesses to their tasks. In particular, scan conversion algorithms tailored to different surface types ... Keywords: Composite structures, Display algorithms, Graphs, Hidden line/surface elimination, Multiprocessing/multiprogramming, Performance measures, Picture description languages

F. C. Crow

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Photoinduced aging and viscosity evolution in Se-rich Ge-Se glasses  

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We propose here to investigate the non-equilibrium viscosity of Ge-Se glasses under and after light irradiation. Ge{sub 10}Se{sub 90} and Ge{sub 20}Se{sub 80} fibers have been aged in the dark and under ambient light, over months. During aging, both the relaxation of enthalpy and the viscosity have been investigated. The viscosity was measured by shear relaxation-recovery tests allowing the measurement of non-equilibrium viscosity. When Ge{sub 10}Se{sub 90} glass fibers are aged under irradiation, a relatively fast fictive temperature decrease is observed. Concomitantly, during aging under irradiation, the non-equilibrium viscosity increases and reaches an equilibrium after two months of aging. This viscosity increase is also observed in Ge{sub 20}Se{sub 80} fibers. Nevertheless, this equilibrium viscosity is far below the viscosity expected at the configurational equilibrium. As soon as the irradiation ceases, the viscosity increases almost instantaneously by about one order of magnitude. Then, if the fibers are kept in the dark, their viscosity slowly increases over months. The analysis of the shear relaxation functions shows that the aging is thermorheologically simple. On the other side, there is no simple relaxation between the shear relaxation functions measured under irradiation and those measured in the dark. These results clearly suggest that a very specific photoinduced aging process occurs under irradiation. This aging is due to photorelaxation. Nevertheless, the viscosity changes are not solely correlated to photoaging and photorelaxation. A scenario is proposed to explain all the observed viscosity evolutions under and after irradiation, on the basis of photoinduced transient defects.

Gueguen, Yann; Sangleboeuf, Jean-Christophe; Rouxel, Tanguy [LARMAUR ERL CNRS 6274, Université de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France)] [LARMAUR ERL CNRS 6274, Université de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France); King, Ellyn A.; Lucas, Pierre [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, 4715 E. Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, 4715 E. Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712 (United States); Keryvin, Vincent [LIMATB EA 4250, Université de Bretagne Sud, Rue de Saint Maudé, 56321 Lorient Cedex (France)] [LIMATB EA 4250, Université de Bretagne Sud, Rue de Saint Maudé, 56321 Lorient Cedex (France); Bureau, Bruno [Equipe Verres et Céramiques, UMR-CNRS 6226 Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France)] [Equipe Verres et Céramiques, UMR-CNRS 6226 Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France)

2013-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

470

NERC | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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NERC NERC Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers NERC Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC) Director(s): Bartosz A. Grzybowski Lead Institution: Northwestern University Mission: To understand self-organization in dissipative, far-from-equilibrium systems and to use this knowledge to synthesize adaptive, reconfigurable materials for energy storage and transduction. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, bio-inspired, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), superconductivity, mechanical behavior, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis

471

DOE Final Technical Report for Grant Number DE-FG03-90ER14148  

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OAK-B135 Thermal convection was studied in a horizontal layer of a binary fluid mixture of ethanol and water confined in a variety of cell geometries. In these mixtures, convection takes the form of traveling waves, thus providing a model for studying traveling-wave (TW) phenomena in non-equilibrium systems. A number of questions were addressed, including the evolution of initially chaotic states, the role of TW domains textures and convection-cell geometry in determining patterns, and the competition of TW and hexagonal patterns when non-Boussinesq effects are important.

Clifford M. Surko

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Directed transport in equilibrium : analysis of the dimer model with inertial terms  

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We have previously shown an analysis of our dimer model in the over-damped regime to show directed transport in equilibrium. Here we analyze the full model with inertial terms present to establish the same result. First we derive the Fokker-Planck equation for the system following a Galilean transformation to show that a uniformly translating equilibrium distribution is possible. Then, we find out the velocity selection for the centre of mass motion using that distribution on our model. We suggest generalization of our calculations for soft collision potentials and indicate to interesting situation with possibility of oscillatory non-equilibrium state within equilibrium.

A. Bhattacharyay

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

473

Experimental Investigation Of Atmospheric Pressure Surface Wave Discharges  

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Microwave atmospheric pressure discharge in neon sustained by surface waves in a dielectric tube is considered. The plasma column length was measured versus absorbed microwave power for different discharge conditions. This gives a view on the wave propagation characteristics. The predicted dependence of discharge length on the total flux of wave power based on the modified model of non-equilibrium plasma is compared with experimental values. Moreover, we present results of spectroscopic investigations of the electron density. The electron density was determined using the method based on the Stark broadening of H{beta} spectral line. The spectroscopic results we shall use developing of a model of propagation of surface wave.

Czylkowski, D.; Jasinski, M.; Nowakowska, H.; Zakrzewski, Z. [The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Fiszera 14, 80-231 Gdansk (Poland)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

474

Novel photonic crystal cavities and related structures.  

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The key accomplishment of this project is to achieve a much more in-depth understanding of the thermal emission physics of metallic photonic crystal through theoretical modeling and experimental measurements. An improved transfer matrix technique was developed to enable incorporation of complex dielectric function. Together with microscopic theory describing emitter radiative and non-radiative relaxation dynamics, a non-equilibrium thermal emission model is developed. Finally, experimental methodology was developed to measure absolute emissivity of photonic crystal at high temperatures with accuracy of +/-2%. Accurate emissivity measurements allow us to validate the procedure to treat the effect of the photonic crystal substrate.

Luk, Ting Shan

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Nanoscale Graphene Disk: A Natural Functionally Graded Material --The Thermal Conductivity of Nanoscale Graphene Disk by Molecular Dynamics Simulation  

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In this letter, we investigate numerically (by non-equilibrium molecular dynamics) and analytically the thermal conductivity of nanoscale graphene disks (NGDs), and discussed the possibility to realize FGM with only one material, NGDs. We found that the NGD has a graded thermal conductivity and can be used as FGM in a large temperature range. Moreover, we show the dependent of NGDs' thermal conductivity on radius and temperature. Our study may inspire experimentalists to develop NGD based FGMs and help heat removal of hot spots on chips by graphene.

Yang, Nuo; Ma, Dengke; Lu, Tingyu; Li, Baowen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Plastic flow in solids with interfaces  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A non-equilibrium theory of isothermal and diffusionless evolution of incoherent interfaces within a plastically deforming solid is developed. The irreversible dynamics of the interface are driven by its normal motion, incoherency (slip and misorientation), and an intrinsic plastic flow; and purely by plastic deformation in the bulk away from the interface. Using the continuum theory for defect distribution (in bulk and over the interface) we formulate a general kinematical framework, derive relevant balance laws and jump conditions, and prescribe a thermodynamically consistent constitutive/kinetic structure for interface evolution.

Anurag Gupta; David Steigmann

2011-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

477

Entropy Meters and the Entropy of Non-extensive Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In our derivation of the second law of thermodynamics from the relation of adiabatic accessibility of equilibrium states we stressed the importance of being able to scale a system's size without changing its intrinsic properties. This leaves open the question of defining the entropy of macroscopic, but unscalable systems, such as gravitating bodies or systems where surface effects are important. We show here how the problem can be overcome, in principle, with the aid of an `entropy meter'. An entropy meter can also be used to determine entropy functions for non-equilibrium states and mesoscopic systems.

Elliott H. Lieb; Jakob Yngvason

2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

478

Microparticles deep in the plasma sheath: Coulomb 'explosion'  

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A cloud of microparticles was trapped deep in the sheath of a radio-frequency (rf) discharge, very close to the lower (grounded) electrode of the plasma chamber. This was achieved by employing a specifically designed rf-driven segment integrated in the lower electrode, which provided an additional confinement compressing the cloud to a very high density. After switching the rf-driven segment off, the cloud 'exploded' due to mutual interparticle repulsion. By combining a simple theoretical model with different numerical simulation methods, some basic properties of complex plasmas in this highly non-equilibrium regime were determined.

Antonova, T.; Du, C.-R.; Ivlev, A. V.; Hou, L.-J.; Thomas, H. M.; Morfill, G. E. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, D-85741 Garching (Germany); Annaratone, B. M. [PIIM, UMR6633 CNRS/Universite de Provence, Campus St. Jerome F-13397, Marseille (France); Kompaneets, R. [School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

479

Emission and Absorption Spectroscopy of Carbon Arc Plasma during Formation of Carbon Magnetic Encapsulates  

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Plasma diagnostics of carbon arc discharge under conditions of carbon magnetic encapsulates formation was performed by emission and absorption spectroscopy. Content of C{sub 2} and Fe species, rotational temperatures of excited (d {sup 3} product {sub g}) and non-excited (a {sup 3} product {sub u}) states, and excitation temperatures of a {sup 5}F and a {sup 3}F levels relatively to the a {sup 5}D level of Fe atoms were determined. The results pointed to a non-equilibrium state of carbon arc plasma under prevailing discharge conditions.

Lange, H.; Labedz, O.; Huczko, A.; Bystrzejewski, M. [Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Pasteur str. 1,02-093 Warsaw (Poland)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

480

Mid infrared optical properties of Ge/Si quantum dots with different doping level  

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Optical characterization of the Ge/Si quantum dots using equilibrium and photo-induced absorption spectroscopy in the mid-infrared spectral range was performed in this work. Equilibrium absorption spectra were measured in structures with various doping levels for different light polarizations. Photo-induced absorption spectra measured in undoped structure under interband optical excitation of non-equilibrium charge carriers demonstrate the same features as doped sample in equilibrium conditions. Hole energy spectrum was determined from the analysis of experimental data.

Sofronov, A. N.; Firsov, D. A.; Vorobjev, L. E.; Shalygin, V. A.; Panevin, V. Yu.; Vinnichenko, M. Ya. [St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Polytechnicheskaya str. 29, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Tonkikh, A. A. [Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Weinberg 2 D-06120, Halle (Saale) (Germany); Danilov, S. N. [University of Regensburg, Regensburg (Germany)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Spintronic transport of a non-magnetic molecule between magnetic electrodes  

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The spintronic transport properties of a junction system composed of a non-magnetic molecule sandwiched between ferromagnetic metal electrodes are investigated theoretically using a non-equilibrium Green's function method based on density functional theory. It is revealed that in such a system, the molecular magnetic properties induced by hybridization with the magnetic electrodes play a crucial role. Alignment of the induced molecular spin-split levels is strongly related to the spin injection and tunneling magneto-resistance effects. It is found that in the system with weaker molecule-electrode interaction, stronger spintronic effects of the spin injection and tunneling magneto-resistance are observed.

Kondo, Hisashi, E-mail: kondo@tokyo.rist.or.jp [Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan)] [Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan); Ohno, Takahisa, E-mail: OHNO.Takahisa@nims.go.jp [Computational Materials Science Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan) [Computational Materials Science Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan)

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

482

Quantum thermal machines with single nonequilibrium environments  

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We propose a scheme for a quantum thermal machine made by atoms interacting with a single non-equilibrium electromagnetic field. The field is produced by a simple configuration of macroscopic objects held at thermal equilibrium at different temperatures. We show that these machines can deliver all thermodynamic tasks (cooling, heating and population inversion), and this by establishing quantum coherence with the body on which they act. Remarkably, this system allows to reach efficiencies at maximum power very close to the Carnot limit, much more than in existing models. Our findings offer a new paradigm for efficient quantum energy flux management, and can be relevant for both experimental and technological purposes.

Bruno Leggio; Bruno Bellomo; Mauro Antezza

2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

483

Ultrafast population dynamics in electrically modulated terahertz quantum cascade lasers  

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The ultrafast population dynamics in electrically modulated three-well terahertz quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) is studied by using the self-consistent Bloch–Poisson equations. In the modulation process, the non-equilibrium oscillations of the population inversion are found before the population equilibrium recovers. The equilibrium formation time increases nonlinearly with the period number. This phenomenon stems from the non-uniform distribution of the electric potential. In different periods, different responses to the electrical modulation are also explored. An in-depth understanding of electron transport in the cascade structure is obtained. Finally, we demonstrate the feasibility of a modulation frequency up to gigahertz in terahertz QCLs.

F Wang; X G Guo; C Wang; J C Cao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Fokker-Planck equation in mirror research  

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Open confinement systems based on the magnetic mirror principle depend on the maintenance of particle distributions that may deviate substantially from Maxwellian distributions. Mirror research has therefore from the beginning relied on theoretical predictions of non-equilibrium rate processes obtained from solutions to the Fokker-Planck equation. The F-P equation plays three roles: Design of experiments, creation of classical standards against which to compare experiment, and predictions concerning mirror based fusion power systems. Analytical and computational approaches to solving the F-P equation for mirror systems will be reviewed, together with results and examples that apply to specific mirror systems, such as the tandem mirror.

Post, R.F.

1983-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

485

Efficiency of autonomous soft nano-machines at maximum power  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We consider nano-sized artificial or biological machines working in steady state enforced by imposing non-equilibrium concentrations of solutes or by applying external forces, torques or electric fields. For unicyclic and strongly coupled multicyclic machines, efficiency at maximum power is not bounded by the linear response value 1/2. For strong driving, it can even approach the thermodynamic limit 1. Quite generally, such machines fall in three different classes characterized, respectively, as "strong and efficient", "strong and inefficient", and "balanced". For weakly coupled multicyclic machines, efficiency at maximum power has lost any universality even in the linear response regime.

Udo Seifert

2010-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

486

Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation.

Heath, William O. (Richland, WA); Virden, Jr., Judson W. (Richland, WA); Richardson, R. L. (West Richland, WA); Bergsman, Theresa M. (Richland, WA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation. 4 figures.

Heath, W.O.; Virden, J.W. Jr.; Richardson, R.L.; Bergsman, T.M.

1993-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

488

Nonlinear Dynamical Equation for Irreversible, Steepest-Entropy-Ascent Relaxation to Stable Equilibrium  

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We discuss the structure and main features of the nonlinear evolution equation proposed by this author as the fundamental dynamical law within the framework of Quantum Thermodynamics. The nonlinear equation generates a dynamical group providing a unique deterministic description of irreversible, conservative relaxation towards equilibrium from any non-equilibrium state, and satisfies a very restrictive stability requirement equivalent to Hatsopoulos-Keenan statement of the second law of thermodynamics. Here, we emphasize its mathematical structure and its applicability also within other contexts, such as Classical and Quantum Statistical Mechanics, and Information Theory.

Beretta, Gian Paolo [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Universita degli Studi di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia (Italy)

2007-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic origin of the second law of thermodynamics  

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We proved when random-variable fluctuations obey the central limit theorem the equality of the uncertainty relation corresponds to the thermodynamic equilibrium state. The inequality corresponds to the thermodynamic non-equilibrium state. The uncertainty relation is a quantum-mechanics expression of the second law of thermodynamics originated in wave-particle duality. Formulas of mean square-deviations changes adjusted by random fluctuations under the minimal uncertainty relation are obtained. Finally, an assumption is made which is waiting for examination. We except phase transitions in our discussion.

You-gang Feng

2005-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Memory effects in radiative jet energy loss  

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In heavy-ion collisions the created quark-gluon plasma forms a quickly evolving background, leading to a time dependent radiative behavior of high momentum partons traversing the medium. We use the Schwinger Keldysh formalism to describe the jet evolution as a non-equilibrium process including the Landau-Pomeranschuk-Migdal effect. Concentrating on photon emission, a comparison of our results to a quasistatic calculation shows good agreement, leading to the conclusion that the radiative behavior follows the changes in the medium almost instantaneously.

Frank Michler; Björn Schenke; Carsten Greiner

2009-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropy generation in a chemical reaction  

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Entropy generation in a chemical reaction is analyzed without using the general formalism of non-equilibrium thermodynamics at a level adequate for advanced undergraduates. In a first approach to the problem, the phenomenological kinetic equation of an elementary first order reaction is used to show that entropy production is always positive. A second approach assumes that the reaction is near equilibrium to prove that the entropy generated is always greater than zero, without any reference to the kinetics of the reaction. Finally, it is shown that entropy generation is related to fluctuations in the number of particles at equilibrium, i.e. it is associated to a microscopic process.

E. N. Miranda

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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D&D Engineering & Design Guidance  

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Tailoring Deactivation & Decommissioning Tailoring Deactivation & Decommissioning Engineering/Design Activities to the Requirements of DOE Order 413.3A Volume I Prepared By U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Office of Deactivation and Decommissioning and Facility Engineering, EM-44 Revision 1 8/11/2010 Tailoring D&D Engineering/Design to the Requirements of DOE O 413.3A i Contents 1.Introduction.............................................................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Purpose.......................................................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Differences between D&D Engineering/Design and Design-Build Projects ................................ 3

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D&D Engineering & Design Guidance  

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

Tailoring Deactivation & Decommissioning Tailoring Deactivation & Decommissioning Engineering/Design Activities to the Requirements of DOE Order 413.3A Volume II Prepared By U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Office of Deactivation and Decommissioning and Facility Engineering, EM-44 Revision 1 8/11/2010 Tailoring D&D Engineering/Design to the Requirements of DOE O 413.3A II-i Volume II Contents II - 1. D&D Project Activities Requiring Engineering/Design ......................................................... 3 Activity #1 Alternatives Analyses and Selection .................................................................................. 4 Activity #2 Deactivation End State and End Points.............................................................................. 6

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Private sector village enterprise a new approach to sustainable financing  

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This paper presents an enterprise plan for introducing solar power in a rural market, while providing economic development, and hence the ability of the user to pay for the power source. This plan is based on a product called GEEP - a solar sewing machine conversion kit. This kit can be retrofit onto pedal sewing machines and marketed to village tailors in India, as part of a marketing program which includes increased demand for tailored products which will allow the tailors to be able to finance the conversion kits.

Gay, C.F.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coke-free dry reforming of model diesel fuel by a pulsed spark plasma at low temperatures using an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system  

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Dry reforming of diesel fuel, an endothermic reaction, is an attractive process for on-board hydrogen/syngas production to increase energy efficiency. For operating this dry reforming process in a vehicle, we can use the exhaust gas from an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system as a source of carbon dioxide. Catalytic dry reforming of heavy hydrocarbon is a very difficult reaction due to the high accumulation of carbon on the catalyst. Therefore, we attempted to use a non-equilibrium pulsed plasma for the dry reforming of model diesel fuel without a catalyst. We investigated dry reforming of model diesel fuel (n-dodecane) with a low-energy pulsed spark plasma, which is a kind of non-equilibrium plasma at a low temperature of 523?K. Through the reaction, we were able to obtain syngas (hydrogen and carbon monoxide) and a small amount of C2 hydrocarbon without coke formation at a ratio of CO2/Cfuel = 1.5 or higher. The reaction can be conducted at very low temperatures such as 523?K. Therefore, it is anticipated as a novel and effective process for on-board syngas production from diesel fuel using an EGR system.

Yasushi Sekine; Naotsugu Furukawa; Masahiko Matsukata; Eiichi Kikuchi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann kinetic model for combustion  

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To probe both the Mechanical Non-Equilibrium (MNE) and Thermodynamic Non-Equilibrium (TNE) in the combustion procedure, a two-dimensional Multiple-Relaxation-Time (MRT) version of the Lattice Boltzmann Kinetic Model(LBKM) for combustion phenomena is presented. The chemical energy released in the progress of combustion is dynamically coupled into the system by adding a chemical term to the LB kinetic equation. The LB model is required to recover the Navier-Stokes equations with chemical reaction in the hydrodynamic limit. To that aim, we construct a discrete velocity model with $24$ velocities divided into $3$ groups. In each group a flexible parameter is used to control the size of discrete velocities and a second parameter is used to describe the contribution of the extra degrees of freedom. The current model works for both subsonic and supersonic flows with or without chemical reaction. In this model both the specific-heat ratio and the Prandtl number are flexible, the TNE effects are naturally presented in...

Xu, Aiguo; Zhang, Guangcai; Li, Yingjun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonuniqueness of two-temperature Guldberg-Waage and Saha equations: Influence on thermophysical properties of SF{sub 6} plasmas  

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This paper focuses to study how the choice of Guldberg-Waage and Saha equations affects the thermodynamic properties and transport coefficients of SF{sub 6} plasmas under both thermal equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions. The species composition is numerically determined using two typical forms of two-temperature Saha equations and Guldberg-Waage equations that have appeared in the literature. The great influence of the choice of the excitation temperature on the plasma composition and hence the thermodynamic properties and transport coefficients is discussed as well. Transport coefficients are calculated with most recent collision interaction potentials by adopting Devoto's electron and heavy particle decoupling approach but expanded to the third-order approximation (second-order for viscosity) within the framework of Chapman-Enskog method. Furthermore, an analysis of the effect of different definitions of Debye length on the properties values was performed as well. The results are computed for various values of pressures from 0.10 atm to 10 atm and non-equilibrium parameter, i.e., ratio of the electron temperature to the heavy particle temperature from 1 to 5 with electron temperature range from 300 to 40 000 K. Both forms of Guldberg-Waage and Saha equations used here can give completely the same value when the two-temperature model reaches the special case of local thermodynamic equilibrium. It has been observed that all above mentioned factors can significantly modify the plasma species composition and consequently affect the thermodynamic and transport properties.

Wang, Weizong [Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094 (China) [Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094 (China); State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China); Rong, Mingzhe [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China); Spencer, Joseph W. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, The University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GJ (United Kingdom)] [Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, The University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GJ (United Kingdom)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental observation of a phase transition in the evolution of many-body systems with dipolar interactions  

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Non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body systems is important in many branches of science, such as condensed matter, quantum chemistry, and ultracold atoms. Here we report the experimental observation of a phase transition of the quantum coherent dynamics of a 3D many-spin system with dipolar interactions, and determine its critical exponents. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) on a solid-state system of spins at room-temperature, we quench the interaction Hamiltonian to drive the evolution of the system. The resulting dynamics of the system coherence can be localized or extended, depending on the quench strength. Applying a finite-time scaling analysis to the observed time-evolution of the number of correlated spins, we extract the critical exponents v = s = 0.42 around the phase transition separating a localized from a delocalized dynamical regime. These results show clearly that such nuclear-spin based quantum simulations can effectively model the non-equilibrium dynamics of complex many-body systems, such as 3D spin-networks with dipolar interactions.

Gonzalo A. Alvarez; Dieter Suter; Robin Kaiser

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Throughput Thin Film Approach for Screening of Temperature-Pressure-Composition Phase Space  

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Many solar energy technologies, for example CIGS and CdTe photovoltaics, utilize materials in thin film form. The equilibrium phase diagrams for these and other more novel solar energy materials are not known or are irrelevant because of the non-equilibrium character of the thin film growth processes. We demonstrate a high-throughput thin film approach for screening of temperature-pressure-composition phase diagrams and phase spaces. The examples in focus are novel solar absorbers Cu-N, Cu-O and p-type transparent conductors in the Cr2O3-MnO system. The composition axis of the Cr2O3-MnO phase diagram was screened using a composition spread method. The temperature axis of the Mn-O phase diagram was screened using a temperature spread method. The pressure axes of the Cu-N and Cu-O phase diagrams were screened using rate spread method with the aid of non-equilibrium growth phenomena. Overall these three methods constitute an approach to high-throughput screening of inorganic thin film phase diagrams. This research is supported by U.S. Department of Energy as a part of two NextGen Sunshot projects and an Energy Frontier Research Center.

Zakutayev, A.; Subramaniyan, A.; Caskey, C. M.; Ndione, P. F.; Richards, R. M.; O'Hayre, R.; Ginley, D. S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tritium and neutron measurements of a solid state cell  

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A solid state cold fusion'' cell was constructed to test for non-equilibrium fusion in a solid. The stimulus for the design was the hypothesis that the electrochemical surface layer in the Pons- Fleischmann cell could be replaced with a metal-insulator- semiconductor (MIS) barrier. Cells were constructed of alternating layers of palladium and silicon powders pressed into a ceramic form and exposed to deuterium gas at 110 psia resulting in a D/Pd ratio of 0.7. Pulses of current were passed through the cells to populate non-equilibrium states at the MIS barriers. One cell showed neutron activity and was found to have a large amount of tritium, other cells have produced tritium at a low rate consistent with neutron emission below the threshold of observability. The branching ratio for n/p has been about 1 {times} 10{sup {minus}9} in all the experiments where a substantial amount of tritium has been found. 11 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

Claytor, T.N.; Seeger, P.A.; Rohwer, R.K.; Tuggle, D.G.; Doty, W.R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z