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modes are nearly completely restored after ther-mal treatment. Similarly, electronic transitions in  

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modes are nearly completely restored after ther- mal treatment. Similarly, electronic transitions, 338 (2003). 13. D. Chattopadhyay, I. Galeska, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 3370

Stüwe, Jogy

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Why Blow Away Heat? Harvest Server's Heat Using Ther-moelectric Generators  

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Why Blow Away Heat? Harvest Server's Heat Using Ther- moelectric Generators Ted Tsung-Te Lai, Wei ABSTRACT This paper argues for harvesting energy from servers' wasted heat in data centers. Our approach is to distribute a large number of thermoelectric generators (TEGs) on or nearby server hotspot components whose

Huang, Polly

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Introduction Conjugate Gradient Method  

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Introduction Conjugate Gradient Method Deflation Domain Decomposition Research Master Thesis Presentation #12;Introduction Conjugate Gradient Method Deflation Domain Decomposition Research Plaxis Finite Kaliszka Master Thesis Literature Study Presentation #12;Introduction Conjugate Gradient Method Deflation

Vuik, Kees

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Converting Level Set Gradients to Shape Gradients  

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distance function (SDF) associated with a shape, and differentiate these energies with respect to the SDF to the SDF. We discuss some problematic gradients from the literature, show how they can easily be fixed function (SDF) of , i.e. the function that associates any point x with the signed distance (x) = ±d

Radke, Rich

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Electronic Structure: Density Functional Theory S. Kurth, M.A.L. Marques, and E. K. U. Gross  

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Electronic Structure: Density Functional Theory S. Kurth, M.A.L. Marques, and E. K. U. Gross: July 5, 2003) PACS numbers: 71.15.Mb, 31.15.Ew 1 #12; I. INTRODUCTION Density functional theory (DFT systems becomes prohibitive. A di#erent approach is taken in density functional theory where, instead

Gross, E.K.U.

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Op%mal Scheduling of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plants1 under Time-sensi%ve Electricity Prices  

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1 Op%mal Scheduling of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plants1 under Time. Combined heat and power genera%on plants are also called co-genera%on plants. #12. #12;Facing the challenge of variability, the power grid is in transi

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Abstract --This paper describes a practical technique for the opti-mal scheduling of control dominated systems minimizing the weighted  

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Abstract -- This paper describes a practical technique for the opti- mal scheduling of control is cru- cial for control dependent scheduling to accommodate practical archi- tectural goals. In contrast ­ to the exclusion of all other costs. A scheduler minimizing every control path separately may miss operation

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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Fast Self-Healing Gradients  

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We present CRF-Gradient, a self-healing gradient algorithm that provably reconfigures in O(diameter) time. Self-healing gradients are a frequently used building block for distributed self-healing systems, but previous ...

Beal, Jacob

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Conjugate Gradient Method Numerisches Rechnen  

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Conjugate Gradient Method Numerisches Rechnen (fr Informatiker) M. Grepl J. Berger & J.T. Frings Numerisches Rechnen #12;Conjugate Gradient Method The Quadratic Form Steepest Descent Conjugate Directions/Gradients IGPM, RWTH Aachen Numerisches Rechnen #12;Conjugate Gradient Method The Quadratic Form Steepest Descent

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Hot Pot Contoured Temperature Gradient Map  

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Temperature gradient contours derived from Oski temperature gradient hole program and from earlier published information.

Lane, Michael

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot Pot Contoured Temperature Gradient Map  

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Temperature gradient contours derived from Oski temperature gradient hole program and from earlier published information.

Lane, Michael

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Conjugate Gradient Methods in Confirmatory Factor Analysis  

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R. I. (1988), "Conjugate Gradient Methods in Confirmatoryapply generalized conjugate gradient methods in an attemptby used. The conjugate gradient method, which is simple and

Jamshardian, Mortaza; Jennrich, Robert

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conjugate Gradient Acceleration of the EM Algorithm  

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R. I. (1988), "Conjugate Gradient Methods in Confirmatoryapply generalized conjugate gradient methods in an attemptby used. The conjugate gradient method, which is simple and

Mortaza Jamshidian; Robert Jennrich

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy in density gradient  

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Inhomogeneous plasmas and fluids contain energy stored in inhomogeneity and they naturally tend to relax into lower energy states by developing instabilities or by diffusion. But the actual amount of energy in such inhomogeneities has remained unknown. In the present work the amount of energy stored in a density gradient is calculated for several specific density profiles in a cylindric configuration. This is of practical importance for drift wave instability in various plasmas, and in particular in its application in models dealing with the heating of solar corona because the instability is accompanied with stochastic heating, so the energy contained in inhomogeneity is effectively transformed into heat. It is shown that even for a rather moderate increase of the density at the axis in magnetic structures in the corona by a factor 1.5 or 3, the amount of excess energy per unit volume stored in such a density gradient becomes several orders of magnitude greater than the amount of total energy losses per unit ...

Vranjes, J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hierarchically deflated conjugate gradient  

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We present a multi-level algorithm for the solution of five dimensional chiral fermion formulations, including domain wall and Mobius Fermions. The algorithm operates on the red-black preconditioned Hermitian operator, and directly accelerates conjugate gradients on the normal equations. The coarse grid representation of this matrix is next-to-next-to-next-to-nearest neighbour and multiple algorithmic advances are introduced, which help minimise the overhead of the coarse grid. The treatment of the coarse grids is purely four dimensional, and the bulk of the coarse grid operations are nearest neighbour. The intrinsic cost of most of the coarse grid operations is therefore comparable to those for the Wilson case. We also document the implementation of this algorithm in the BAGEL/Bfm software package and report on the measured performance gains the algorithm brings to simulations at the physical point on IBM BlueGene/Q hardware.

P A Boyle

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Gradient Sliding for Composite Optimization  

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Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor). Gradient Sliding for Composite Optimization. Guanghui Lan the date of receipt and acceptance should...

2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Gradient elution in capillary electrochromatography  

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In analogy to pressure-driven gradient techniques in high-performance liquid chromatography, a system has been developed for delivering electroosmotically-driven solvent gradients for capillary electrochromatography (CEC). Dynamic gradients with sub-mL/min flow rates are generated by merging two electroosmotic flows that are regulated by computer-controlled voltages. These flows are delivered by two fused-silica capillary arms attached to a T-connector, where they mix and then flow into a capillary column that has been electrokinetically packed with 3-mm reversed-phase particles. The inlet of one capillary arm is placed in a solution reservoir containing one mobile phase and the inlet of the other is placed in a second reservoir containing a second mobile phase. Two independent computer-controlled programmable high-voltage power supplies (0-50 kV)--one providing an increasing ramp and the other providing a decreasing ramp--are used to apply variable high-voltage potentials to the mobile phase reservoirs to regulate the electroosmotic flow in each arm. The ratio of the electroosmotic flow rates between the two arms is changed with time according to the computer-controlled voltages to deliver the required gradient profile to the separation column. Experiments were performed to confirm the composition of the mobile phase during a gradient run and to determine the change of the composition in response to the programmed voltage profile. To demonstrate the performance of electroosmotically-driven gradient elution in CEC, a mixture of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was separated in less than 90 minutes. This gradient technique is expected to be well-suited for generating not only solvent gradients in CEC, but also other types of gradients such as pH- and ionic-strength gradients in capillary electrokinetic separations and analyses.

Anex, D.; Rakestraw, D.J. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Yan, Chao; Dadoo, R.; Zare, R.N. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Block-conjugate-gradient method  

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It is shown that by using the block-conjugate-gradient method several, say {ital s}, columns of the inverse Kogut-Susskind fermion matrix can be found simultaneously, in less time than it would take to run the standard conjugate-gradient algorithm {ital s} times. The method improves in efficiency relative to the standard conjugate-gradient algorithm as the fermion mass is decreased and as the value of the coupling is pushed to its limit before the finite-size effects become important. Thus it is potentially useful for measuring propagators in large lattice-gauge-theory calculations of the particle spectrum.

McCarthy, J.F. (Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 (US))

1989-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High field gradient particle accelerator  

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

Nation, J.A.; Greenwald, S.

1989-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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High field gradient particle accelerator  

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

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

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONJUGATE GRADIENT WITH SUBSPACE OPTIMIZATION 1 ...  

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last update. Unlike some other conjugate gradient methods, our algorithm attains a theoretical ... The method of conjugate gradients (CG) was introduced by.

2011-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable metric conjugate gradient methods  

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1.1 Motivation. In this paper we present a framework that includes many well known iterative methods for the solution of nonsymmetric linear systems of equations, Ax = b. Section 2 begins with a brief review of the conjugate gradient method. Next, we describe a broader class of methods, known as projection methods, to which the conjugate gradient (CG) method and most conjugate gradient-like methods belong. The concept of a method having either a fixed or a variable metric is introduced. Methods that have a metric are referred to as either fixed or variable metric methods. Some relationships between projection methods and fixed (variable) metric methods are discussed. The main emphasis of the remainder of this paper is on variable metric methods. In Section 3 we show how the biconjugate gradient (BCG), and the quasi-minimal residual (QMR) methods fit into this framework as variable metric methods. By modifying the underlying Lanczos biorthogonalization process used in the implementation of BCG and QMR, we obtain other variable metric methods. These, we refer to as generalizations of BCG and QMR.

Barth, T.; Manteuffel, T.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Exchange, Partial Pressure Gradients,  

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Gas Exchange, Partial Pressure Gradients, and the Oxygen Window Johnny E. Brian, Jr., M of circulatory and gas transport physiology, and the best place to start is with normobaric physiology. LIFE affect the precise gas exchange occurring in individual areas of the lungs and body tissues. To make

Riba Sagarra, Jaume

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Conjugate Gradient Algorithms Using Multiple Recursions  

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of Colorado Much is already known about when a conjugate gradient method can be implemented with short and sufficient conditions on the iteration matrix A, in order for a conjugate gradient method to be implemented that the conjugate gradient method for unitary and shifted unitary matrices can be implemented using a single short

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An Introduction to the Conjugate Gradient Method  

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An Introduction to the Conjugate Gradient Method Without the Agonizing Pain Edition 11 4 Jonathan Abstract The Conjugate Gradient Method is the most prominent iterative method for solving sparse systems, the Conjugate Gradient Method is a composite of simple, elegant ideas that almost anyone can understand

Zhang, Yi

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An Introduction to the Conjugate Gradient Method  

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An Introduction to the Conjugate Gradient Method Without the Agonizing Pain Edition 1 1 4 Jonathan Abstract The Conjugate Gradient Method is the most prominent iterative method for solving sparse systems, the Conjugate Gradient Method is a composite of simple, elegant ideas that almost anyone can understand

Shewchuk, Jonathan

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Porting the NAS-NPB Conjugate Gradient  

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.kr/Center_for_Manycore_Programming/SNU_NPB_Suite.html NPB Benchmarks #12;! "A conjugate gradient method is used to compute an approximation to the smallestPorting the NAS-NPB Conjugate Gradient Benchmark to CUDA NVIDIA Corporation #12;Outline ! Overview coding methodologies and architectures. ! Suite of benchmarks: ! Integer Sort ! Conjugate Gradient ! CFD

Crawford, T. Daniel

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Accurate conjugate gradient methods for shifted systems  

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Accurate conjugate gradient methods for shifted systems by Jasper van den Eshof and Gerard L. G CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS FOR SHIFTED SYSTEMS JASPER VAN DEN ESHOF AND GERARD L. G. SLEIJPEN Abstract We present an efficient and accurate variant of the conjugate gradient method for solving families of shifted

Sleijpen, Gerard

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A parallel scaled conjugate-gradient  

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. The scaled conjugate- gradient method is a powerful technique for solving large sparse linear systems for form-factor computation. Key words: Gathering radiosity -- Scaled conjugate-gradient method -- Parallel, the Gauss--Jacobi (GJ) method is used in the solution phase. The scaled conjugate-gradient (SCG) method

Aykanat, Cevdet

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An Introduction to the Conjugate Gradient Method  

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An Introduction to the Conjugate Gradient Method Without the Agonizing Pain Jonathan Richard 15213 Abstract The Conjugate Gradient Method is the most prominent iterative method for solving sparse the mumblings of their forebears. Nevertheless, the Conjugate Gradient Method is a composite of simple, elegant

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Accurate conjugate gradient methods for shifted systems  

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Accurate conjugate gradient methods for shifted systems by Jasper van den Eshof and Gerard L. G CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS FOR SHIFTED SYSTEMS JASPER VAN DEN ESHOF # AND GERARD L. G. SLEIJPEN # Abstract We present an e#cient and accurate variant of the conjugate gradient method for solving families

Sleijpen, Gerard

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Bayesian Policy Gradient and Actor-Critic Algorithms Bayesian Policy Gradient and Actor-Critic Algorithms  

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Bayesian Policy Gradient and Actor-Critic Algorithms Bayesian Policy Gradient and Actor Yaakov Engel yakiengel@gmail.com Editor: Abstract Policy gradient methods are reinforcement learning algorithms that adapt a param- eterized policy by following a performance gradient estimate. Many

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Shape reconstruction from gradient data  

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We present a generalized method for reconstructing the shape of an object from measured gradient data. A certain class of optical sensors does not measure the shape of an object but rather its local slope. These sensors display several advantages, including high information efficiency, sensitivity, and robustness. For many applications, however, it is necessary to acquire the shape, which must be calculated from the slopes by numerical integration. Existing integration techniques show drawbacks that render them unusable in many cases. Our method is based on an approximation employing radial basis functions. It can be applied to irregularly sampled, noisy, and incomplete data, and it reconstructs surfaces both locally and globally with high accuracy.

Ettl, Svenja; Kaminski, Juergen; Knauer, Markus C.; Haeusler, Gerd

2008-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - A Nonlinear Conjugate Gradient Algorithm ...  

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Jun 28, 2011 ... Abstract: In this paper, we seek the conjugate gradient direction closest to the direction of the scaled memoryless BFGS method and propose a...

Yu-Hong Dai

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A GLOBALLY CONVERGENT MODIFIED CONJUGATE-GRADIENT ...  

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based upon applying modified variants of either PCG or Lanczos method to the sys- ... conjugate-gradient based strategies for optimizing a constrained...

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - An Accelerated Proximal Coordinate Gradient ...  

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Jul 7, 2014 ... An Accelerated Proximal Coordinate Gradient Method and its Application to Regularized Empirical Risk Minimization. Qihang Lin(qihang-lin...

Qihang Lin

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of synchronization in gradient clustered networks  

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We consider complex clustered networks with a gradient structure, where sizes of the clusters are distributed unevenly. Such networks describe more closely actual networks in biophysical systems and in technological applications than previous models. Theoretical analysis predicts that the network synchronizability can be optimized by the strength of the gradient field but only when the gradient field points from large to small clusters. A remarkable finding is that, if the gradient field is sufficiently strong, synchronizability of the network is mainly determined by the properties of the subnetworks in the two largest clusters. These results are verified by numerical eigenvalue analysis and by direct simulation of synchronization dynamics on coupled-oscillator networks.

Xingang Wang; Liang Huang; Ying-Cheng Lai; Choy Heng Lai

2007-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Approximate error conjugation gradient minimization methods  

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In one embodiment, a method includes selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In another embodiment, a system includes a processor for executing logic, logic for selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, logic for calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and logic for calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In other embodiments, computer program products, methods, and systems are described capable of using approximate error in constrained conjugate gradient minimization problems.

Kallman, Jeffrey S

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of the thermal gradient variation through geological time on basin modeling; a case study: The Paris basin  

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Toarcian black shales well known as source rocks for oil (Poulet and Espitalie, 1987, Bessereau et al basin. The numerical results were calibrated with organic matter maturity data. TherMO's simulates

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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Time changes in gradient and observed winds  

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TIME CHANGES IN GRADIENT AND OBSERVED WINDS A Thesis by RONALD DALE CARLSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillm=n of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE MAY 1972 Major Subject...: Meteorology TIME CHANGES IN GRADIENT AND OBSERVED WINDS A Thesis by RONALD D. CARLSON Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Co , ee) (Member) (Member) May 1972 ABSTRACT Time Changes in Gradient and Observed Winds. (May 1972) Ronald Dale...

Carlson, Ronald Dale

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The ISO Galactic Metallicity Gradient Revisited  

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Two independent groups (Giveon et al. 2002; Martin-Hernandez et al. 2002) have recently investigated the Galactic metallicity gradient as probed by ISO observations of mid-infrared emission lines from HII regions. We show that the different gradients inferred by the two groups are due to differing source selection and differing extinction corrections. We show that both data sets in fact provide consistent results if identical assumptions are made in the analysis. We present a consistent set of gradients in which we account for extinction and variation in electron temperature across the disk.

Uriel Giveon; Christophe Morisset; Amiel Sternberg

2002-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of thermodynamics using gradient flow  

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We analyze bulk thermodynamics and correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in pure Yang-Mills gauge theory using the energy-momentum tensor defined by the gradient flow and small flow time expansion. Our results on thermodynamic observables are consistent with those obtained by the conventional integral method. The analysis of the correlation function of total energy supports the energy conservation. It is also addressed that these analyses with gradient flow require less statistics compared with the previous methods. All these results suggest that the energy-momentum tensor can be successfully defined and observed on the lattice with moderate numerical costs with the gradient flow.

Masakiyo Kitazawa; Masayuki Asakawa; Tetsuo Hatsuda; Takumi Iritani; Etsuko Itou; Hiroshi Suzuki

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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THE MULTIGRID PRECONDITIONED CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD Osamu Tatebe  

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THE MULTIGRID PRECONDITIONED CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD Osamu Tatebe Department of Information Science University of Tokyo Tokyo, JAPAN SUMMARY A multigrid preconditioned conjugate gradient method iterations and the multigrid preconditioner is a desirable preconditioner of the conjugate gradient method. 1

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Separation of carbon nanotubes in density gradients  

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The separation of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), by chirality and/or diameter, using centrifugation of compositions of SWNTs in and surface active components in density gradient media.

Hersam, Mark C. (Evanston, IL); Stupp, Samuel I. (Chicago, IL); Arnold, Michael S. (Northbrook, IL)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Separation of carbon nanotubes in density gradients  

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The separation of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), by chirality and/or diameter, using centrifugation of compositions of SWNTs in and surface active components in density gradient media.

Hersam, Mark C. (Evanston, IL); Stupp, Samuel I. (Chicago, IL); Arnold, Michael S. (Northbrook, IL)

2010-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Ballistic dispersion in temperature gradient focusing  

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regime is the most familiar regime in microfluidic systems, an oft-overlooked regime is that of purely kinematic (or ballistic) dispersion. In most microfluidic systems, this dispersion regime is transient systems. Keywords: microfluidics; temperature gradient focusing; kinematic dispersion; Taylor

Santiago, Juan G.

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A globally convergent modified conjugate-gradient line-search ...  

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Sep 23, 2009 ... Further, we provide a new variant of modified conjugate gradient algorithms ... optimization, trust region methods, conjugate gradient method.

Wenwen Zhou

2009-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Conjugate gradient methods based on secant conditions that ...  

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Sep 28, 2011 ... (2001) proposed a conjugate gradient method based on the secant ... Recently, the conjugate gradient method is paid attention to as an...

2011-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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An inexact accelerated proximal gradient method for large scale ...  

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projected gradient method, and usually has good practical performance on .... conditioned, the conjugate gradient (CG) method would have great difficulty in...

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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On the regularizing behavior of recent gradient methods in the ...  

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Jun 14, 2014 ... On the regularizing behavior of recent gradient methods in the ... can be competitive with the Conjugate Gradient (CG) method, since they are...

Roberta De Asmundis

2014-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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a perry descent conjugate gradient method with restricted spectrum ...  

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A new nonlinear conjugate gradient method, based on Perry's ... Key words and phrases. large scale optimization, conjugate gradient method, descent property...

2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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An efficient gradient method using the Yuan steplength  

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Abstract We propose a new gradient method for quadratic programming, named SDC, .... We note that although the Conjugate Gradient (CG) method is still the...

2014-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative systems biology across an evolutionary gradient within...  

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systems biology across an evolutionary gradient within the Shewanella genus . Comparative systems biology across an evolutionary gradient within the Shewanella genus . Abstract: To...

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Electric field gradient, generalized Sternheimer shieldings and electric field gradient polarizabilities by multiconfigurational SCF response  

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Electric field gradient, generalized Sternheimer shieldings and electric field gradient at the nuclei, the generalized Sternheimer shielding constants and the EFG electric dipole polarizabilities discussed by Egstrom and co-workers4 and recently in a more general way by Fowler and co-workers.5

Helgaker, Trygve

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TOWARDS STOCHASTIC CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS Nicol N. Schraudolph Thore Graepel  

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TOWARDS STOCHASTIC CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS Nicol N. Schraudolph Thore Graepel schraudo of conjugate gradients provides a very effective way to optimize large, deterministic systems by gradient de. Here we explore a number of ways to adopt ideas from conjugate gradient in the stochastic setting

Schraudolph, Nicol N.

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Relationship between gradient and EM steps in latent variable models.  

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includes random search, standard gradientbased algorithms, line search methods such as conjugate gradient to to first order method operat ing on the gradient of a locally reshaped likelihood function. DirectRelationship between gradient and EM steps in latent variable models. Ruslan Salakhutdinov Sam

Roweis, Sam

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11 SOME PROPERTIES OF A NEW CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD  

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11 SOME PROPERTIES OF A NEW CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD Y. H. Dai and Y. Yuan State Key Laboratory@cc.ac.cn Abstract: It is proved that the new conjugate gradient method proposed by Dai and Yuan 5] produces problem minf(x) x 2 Rn (1.1) where f is smooth and its gradient g is available. Conjugate gradient methods

Yuan, Ya-xiang

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Relationship between gradient and EM steps in latent variable models.  

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includes random search, standard gradient-based algorithms, line search methods such as conjugate gradient to to first order method operat- ing on the gradient of a locally reshaped likelihood function. DirectRelationship between gradient and EM steps in latent variable models. Ruslan Salakhutdinov Sam

Roweis, Sam

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Conjugate gradient algorithms using multiple recursions  

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Much is already known about when a conjugate gradient method can be implemented with short recursions for the direction vectors. The work done in 1984 by Faber and Manteuffel gave necessary and sufficient conditions on the iteration matrix A, in order for a conjugate gradient method to be implemented with a single recursion of a certain form. However, this form does not take into account all possible recursions. This became evident when Jagels and Reichel used an algorithm of Gragg for unitary matrices to demonstrate that the class of matrices for which a practical conjugate gradient algorithm exists can be extended to include unitary and shifted unitary matrices. The implementation uses short double recursions for the direction vectors. This motivates the study of multiple recursion algorithms.

Barth, T.; Manteuffel, T.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal reaction of nickel and Si0.75Ge0.25 alloy K. L. Peya)  

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, Singapore 117576 S. Chattopadhyay and H. B. Zhao Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano-Systems Programme, par- ticularly for furnace annealing. On the other hand, rapid ther- mal annealing RTA

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A&A 566, A95 (2014) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201323241  

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Departamento de Astronomia de la Universidad de Guanajuato, Apartado Postal 144, C.P. 36000 Guanajuato, GTO of complex interlinked processes involving ther- mal pulses, hot bottom burning, and the third dredge-up (see

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Uncertainties in the Anti-neutrino Production at Nuclear Reactors  

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reactors are determined from thermal power measure- ments and ?ssion rate calculations.of a reactors ther- mal power is given by a calculation ofCALCULATIONS During the power cycle of a nuclear reactor,

Djurcic, Zelimir

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Q-values of the Superallowed beta-Emitters 26m-Al, 42-Sc and 46-V and their impact on V_ud and the Unitarity of the CKM Matrix  

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The beta-decay Q_EC-values of the superallowed beta emitters 26m-Al, 42-Sc and 46-V have been measured with a Penning trap to a relative precision of better than 8x10^-9. Our result for 46-V, 7052.72(31) keV, confirms a recent measurement that differed significantly from the previously accepted reaction-based Q_EC-value. However, our results for 26m-Al and 42-Sc, 4232.83(13) keV and 6426.13(21) keV, are consistent with previous reaction-based values. By eliminating the possibility of a systematic difference between the two techniques, this result demonstrates that no significant shift in the deduced value of V_ud should be anticipated.

T. Eronen; J. C. Hardy; V. Elomaa; U. Hager; J. Hakala; A. Jokinen; A. Kankainen; V. S. Kolhinen; I. Moore; H. Penttila; S. Rahaman; J. Rissanen; A. Saastamoinen; T. Sonoda; J. Aysto

2006-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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In vivo subcellular localization of Mal de Rio Cuarto virus (MRCV) non-structural proteins in insect cells reveals their putative functions  

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The in vivo subcellular localization of Mal de Rio Cuarto virus (MRCV, Fijivirus, Reoviridae) non-structural proteins fused to GFP was analyzed by confocal microscopy. P5-1 showed a cytoplasmic vesicular-like distribution that was lost upon deleting its PDZ binding TKF motif, suggesting that P5-1 interacts with cellular PDZ proteins. P5-2 located at the nucleus and its nuclear import was affected by the deletion of its basic C-termini. P7-1 and P7-2 also entered the nucleus and therefore, along with P5-2, could function as regulators of host gene expression. P6 located in the cytoplasm and in perinuclear cloud-like inclusions, was driven to P9-1 viroplasm-like structures and co-localized with P7-2, P10 and {alpha}-tubulin, suggesting its involvement in viroplasm formation and viral intracellular movement. Finally, P9-2 was N-glycosylated and located at the plasma membrane in association with filopodia-like protrusions containing actin, suggesting a possible role in virus cell-to-cell movement and spread.

Maroniche, Guillermo A.; Mongelli, Vanesa C.; Llauger, Gabriela; Alfonso, Victoria; Taboga, Oscar [Instituto de Biotecnologia, CICVyA, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (IB-INTA), Las cabanas y Los Reseros s/n. Hurlingham Cp 1686, Buenos Aires (Argentina)] [Instituto de Biotecnologia, CICVyA, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (IB-INTA), Las cabanas y Los Reseros s/n. Hurlingham Cp 1686, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Vas, Mariana del, E-mail: mdelvas@cnia.inta.gov.ar [Instituto de Biotecnologia, CICVyA, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (IB-INTA), Las cabanas y Los Reseros s/n. Hurlingham Cp 1686, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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17 GHz High Gradient Accelerator Research  

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This is a report on the MIT High Gradient Accelerator Research program which has included: Operation of the 17 GHz, 25 MeV MIT/Haimson Research Corp. electron accelerator at MIT, the highest frequency, stand-alone accelerator in the world; collaboration with members of the US High Gradient Collaboration, including the design and test of novel structures at SLAC at 11.4 GHz; the design, construction and testing of photonic bandgap structures, including metallic and dielectric structures; the investigation of the wakefields in novel structures; and the training of the next generation of graduate students and postdoctoral associates in accelerator physics.

Temkin, Richard J. [MIT] [MIT; Shapiro, Michael A. [MIT] [MIT

2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

66

High-pressure liquid chromatographic gradient mixer  

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A gradient mixer effects the continuous mixing of any two miscible solvents without excessive decay or dispersion of the resultant isocratic effluent or of a linear or exponential gradient. The two solvents are fed under low or high pressure by means of two high performance liquid chromatographic pumps. The mixer comprises a series of ultra-low dead volume stainless steel tubes and low dead volume chambers. The two solvent streams impinge head-on at high fluxes. This initial nonhomogeneous mixture is then passed through a chamber packed with spirally-wound wires which cause turbulent mixing thereby homogenizing the mixture with minimum band-broadening.

Daughton, C.G.; Sakaji, R.H.

1982-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Short wavelength ion temperature gradient turbulence  

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The ion temperature gradient (ITG) mode in the high wavenumber regime (k{sub y}{rho}{sub s}>1), referred to as short wavelength ion temperature gradient mode (SWITG) is studied using the nonlinear gyrokinetic electromagnetic code GENE. It is shown that, although the SWITG mode may be linearly more unstable than the standard long wavelength (k{sub y}{rho}{sub s}<1) ITG mode, nonlinearly its contribution to the total thermal ion heat transport is found to be low. We interpret this as resulting from an increased zonal flow shearing effect on the SWITG mode suppression.

Chowdhury, J.; Ganesh, R. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar (India); Brunner, S.; Lapillonne, X.; Villard, L. [CRPP, Association EURATOM-Confederation Suisse, EPFL, 1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Jenko, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Universal Microfluidic Gradient Generator Daniel Irimia1  

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Universal Microfluidic Gradient Generator Daniel Irimia1 , Dan A Geba2 , Mehmet Toner1 1 Bio, Building 114, 16th St, Charlestown, MA 02129. Email: mtoner@hms.harvard.edu Keywords: microfluidics cells in vitro. While microfluidic devices have shown unmatched capability in generating linear stable

Geba, Dan-Andrei

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Fourier Accelerated Conjugate Gradient Lattice Gauge Fixing  

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We provide details of the first implementation of a non-linear conjugate gradient method for Landau and Coulomb gauge fixing with Fourier acceleration. We find clear improvement over the Fourier accelerated steepest descent method, with the average time taken for the algorithm to converge to a fixed, high accuracy, being reduced by a factor of 2 to 4.

R. J. Hudspith

2014-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-gradient drilling method and system  

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A multi-gradient system for drilling a well bore from a surface location into a seabed includes an injector for injecting buoyant substantially incompressible articles into a column of drilling fluid associated with the well bore. Preferably, the substantially incompressible articles comprises hollow substantially spherical bodies.

Maurer, William C. (Houston, TX); Medley, Jr., George H. (Spring, TX); McDonald, William J. (Houston, TX)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joining of Tungsten Armor Using Functional Gradients  

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The joining of low thermal expansion armor materials such as tungsten to high thermal expansion heat sink materials has been a major problem in plasma facing component (PFC) development. Conventional planar bonding techniques have been unable to withstand the high thermal induced stresses resulting from fabrication and high heat flux testing. During this investigation, innovative functional gradient joints produced using vacuum plasma spray forming techniques have been developed for joining tungsten armor to copper alloy heat sinks. A model was developed to select the optimum gradient architecture. Based on the modeling effort, a 2mm copper rich gradient was selected. Vacuum plasma pray parameters and procedures were then developed to produce the functional gradient joint. Using these techniques, dual cooling channel, medium scale mockups (32mm wide x 400mm length) were produced with vacuum plasma spray formed tungsten armor. The thickness of the tungsten armor was up to 5mm thick. No evidence of debonding at the interface between the heat sink and the vacuum plasma sprayed material was observed.

John Scott O'Dell

2006-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Photopolymerization in Microfluidic Gradient Generators: Microscale  

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-compliance profiles that are tunable on the micro- scale. The most straightforward way to create substrates with vari through the development of microfluidic networks,[7,8] with which one can easily generate solution (e microscale gradients with microfluidic networks, and a recent study that demon- strated

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Gradient zone-boundary control in salt-gradient solar ponds  

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A method and apparatus for suppressing zone boundary migration in a salt gradient solar pond includes extending perforated membranes across the pond at the boundaries, between the convective and non-convective zones, the perforations being small enough in size to prevent individual turbulence disturbances from penetrating the hole, but being large enough to allow easy molecular diffusion of salt thereby preventing the formation of convective zones in the gradient layer. The total area of the perforations is a sizeable fraction of the membrane area to allow sufficient salt diffusion while preventing turbulent entrainment into the gradient zone.

Hull, J.R.

1982-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated apparatus for producing gradient gels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus for producing a gradient gel which serves as a standard medium for a two-dimensional analysis of proteins, the gel having a density gradient along its height formed by a variation in gel composition, with the apparatus including first and second pumping means each including a plurality of pumps on a common shaft and driven by a stepping motor capable of providing small incremental changes in pump outputs for the gel ingredients, the motors being controlled, by digital signals from a digital computer, a hollow form or cassette for receiving the gel composition, means for transferring the gel composition including a filler tube extending near the bottom of the cassette, adjustable horizontal and vertical arms for automatically removing and relocating the filler tube in the next cassette, and a digital computer programmed to automatically control the stepping motors, arm movements, and associated sensing operations involving the filling operation.

Anderson, Norman L. (Clarendon Hills, IL)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploration of very high gradient cavities  

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Several of the 9-cell ILC cavities processed at Jlab within ongoing ILC R&D program have shown interesting behavior at high fields, such as mode mixing and sudden field emission turn-on during quench. Equipped with thermometry and oscillating superleak transducer (OST) system for quench detection, we couple our RF measurements with local dissipation measurements. In this contribution we report on our findings with high gradient SRF cavities.

Grigory Eremeev

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast quantum algorithm for numerical gradient estimation  

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Given a blackbox for f, a smooth real scalar function of d real variables, one wants to estimate the gradient of f at a given point with n bits of precision. On a classical computer this requires a minimum of d+1 blackbox queries, whereas on a quantum computer it requires only one query regardless of d. The number of bits of precision to which f must be evaluated matches the classical requirement in the limit of large n.

Stephen P. Jordan

2005-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Gradient Theory of Hydrodynamic Instability  

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A new universal theory for flow instability and turbulent transition is proposed in this study. Flow instability and turbulence transition have been challenging subjects for fluid dynamics for a century. The critical condition of turbulent transition from theory and experiments differs largely from each other for Poiseuille flows. In this paper, a new mechanism of flow instability and turbulence transition is presented for parallel shear flows and the energy gradient theory of hydrodynamic instability is proposed. It is stated that the total energy gradient in the transverse direction and that in the streamwise direction of the main flow dominate the disturbance amplification or decay. A new dimensionless parameter K for characterizing flow instability is proposed for wall bounded shear flows, which is expressed as the ratio of the energy gradients in the two directions. It is thought that flow instability should first occur at the position of Kmax which may be the most dangerous position. This speculation is confirmed by Nishioka et al's experimental data. Comparison with experimental data for plane Poiseuille flow and pipe Poiseuille flow indicates that the proposed idea is really valid. It is found that the turbulence transition takes place at a critical value of Kmax of about 385 for both plane Poiseuille flow and pipe Poiseuille flow, below which no turbulence will occur regardless the disturbance. More studies show that the theory is also valid for plane Couette flows and Taylor-Couette flows between concentric rotating cylinders.

Hua-Shu Dou

2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A Preconditioner for a Primal-Dual Newton Conjugate Gradients ...  

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Dec 30, 2014 ... A Preconditioner for a Primal-Dual Newton Conjugate Gradients Method for Compressed Sensing Problems.

Kimon Fountoulakis

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

79

Optimization Online - Conjugate gradient methods based on secant ...  

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Sep 28, 2011 ... Conjugate gradient methods based on secant conditions that generate descent search directions for unconstrained optimization.

Y Narushima

2011-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A three-term conjugate gradient method with sufficient descent ...  

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Finally, some numerical results of the proposed method are given. keyword; Unconstrained optimization, three-term conjugate gradient method, sufficient.

2009-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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AN EXTENDED CLASS OF NONLINEAR CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS \\Lambda  

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AN EXTENDED CLASS OF NONLINEAR CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS \\Lambda Y. H. Dai and Y. Yuan State Key 100080, P. R. China. Email: dyh,yyx@lsec.cc.ac.cn Abstract Conjugate gradient methods are very important be analyzed uniformly, conjugate gradient methods are often analyzed individually. Recently, Dai and Yuan

Yuan, Ya-xiang

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AN AUGMENTED CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD FOR SOLVING CONSECUTIVE  

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AN AUGMENTED CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD FOR SOLVING CONSECUTIVE SYMMETRIC POSITIVE DEFINITE LINEAR definite matrix A. The conjugate gradient method applied to the first system generates a Krylov subspace conjugate gradient method is then applied with a specific initial guess and initial descent direction

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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CONVERGENCE PROPERTIES OF NONLINEAR CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS1  

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CONVERGENCE PROPERTIES OF NONLINEAR CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS1 Yuhong Dai2 , Jiye Han3 , Guanghui contributions on convergence studies of conjugate gradient methods have been made by Gilbert and Nocedal [6 for ensuring the global convergence of conjugate gradient methods. This paper shows that the sufficient descent

Yuan, Ya-xiang

84

ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD AND  

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ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD AND QUASI-NEWTON METHODS ON QUADRATIC Royal Institute of Technology February 2013 Abstract It is well known that the conjugate gradient method gradient method. In the framework based on a sufficient condition to obtain mutually conjugate search

Forsgren, Anders

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Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Methods for Three Dimensional Linear Elasticity  

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Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Methods for Three Dimensional Linear Elasticity by John Kenneth. A brief review is also made of stopping criteria for conjugate gradient solvers. One method based and tested with poor results. iv #12;Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Methods

Waterloo, University of

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CG DESCENT, A CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD WITH GUARANTEED DESCENT  

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CG DESCENT, A CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD WITH GUARANTEED DESCENT #3; WILLIAM W. HAGER y AND HONGCHAO are given. Key words. Conjugate gradient method, unconstrained optimization, convergence, line search, Wolfe nonlinear conjugate gradient method for solving an unconstrained optimization problem min ff(x) : x 2

Zhang, Hongchao

87

Exploiting Matrix Symmetry to Improve FPGA-Accelerated Conjugate Gradient  

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the Conjugate Gradient (CG) method using an FPGA co-processor. As in previous approaches, our coExploiting Matrix Symmetry to Improve FPGA- Accelerated Conjugate Gradient Jason D. Bakos, Krishna, high- performance computing, sparse matrix vector multiply, conjugate gradient I. INTRODUCTION Linear

Bakos, Jason D.

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A conjugate gradient learning algorithm for recurrent neural networks  

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]. In particular, the conjugate gradient method is commonly used in training BP networks due to its speed1 A conjugate gradient learning algorithm for recurrent neural networks (Revised Version) Wing algorithm by incorporating conjugate gradient computation into its learning procedure. The resulting

Mak, Man-Wai

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APPROXIMATE INVERSE PRECONDITIONING FOR THE CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD  

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APPROXIMATE INVERSE PRECONDITIONING FOR THE CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD ON A VECTOR COMPUTER Michele definite matrix, by the preconditioned conjugate gradient method (PCG) (see, e.g., [4]). It is well of the conjugate gradient method reduces to computing a matrix vector product with G, an operation which offers

Tma, Miroslav

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Gradient-based Methods for Production Optimization of Oil Reservoirs  

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Gradient-based Methods for Production Optimization of Oil Reservoirs Eka Suwartadi Doctoral Thesis oil reservoirs. Gradient- based optimization, which utilizes adjoint-based gradient computation optimization for water flooding in the secondary phase of oil recovery is the main topic in this thesis

Foss, Bjarne A.

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Gradient Navigation Model for Pedestrian Dynamics  

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We present a new microscopic ODE-based model for pedestrian dynamics: the Gradient Navigation Model. The model uses a superposition of gradients of distance functions to directly change the direction of the velocity vector. The velocity is then integrated to obtain the location. The approach differs fundamentally from force based models needing only three equations to derive the ODE system, as opposed to four in, e.g., the Social Force Model. Also, as a result, pedestrians are no longer subject to inertia. Several other advantages ensue: Model induced oscillations are avoided completely since no actual forces are present. The derivatives in the equations of motion are smooth and therefore allow the use of fast and accurate high order numerical integrators. At the same time, existence and uniqueness of the solution to the ODE system follow almost directly from the smoothness properties. In addition, we introduce a method to calibrate parameters by theoretical arguments based on empirically validated assumptions rather than by numerical tests. These parameters, combined with the accurate integration, yield simulation results with no collisions of pedestrians. Several empirically observed system phenomena emerge without the need to recalibrate the parameter set for each scenario: obstacle avoidance, lane formation, stop-and-go waves and congestion at bottlenecks. The density evolution in the latter is shown to be quantitatively close to controlled experiments. Likewise, we observe a dependence of the crowd velocity on the local density that compares well with benchmark fundamental diagrams.

Felix Dietrich; Gerta Kster

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation and characterization of gradient polymer films  

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Gradient polymers are multicomponent polymers whose chemical constitution varies with depth in the sample. Although these polymers may possess unique mechanical, optical, and barrier properties they remain relatively unexplored. This work is a study of the preparation of gradient polymers by sequential exposure of films to a diffusing monomer followed by electron beam irradiation. Initial experiments involved immersion of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) films in styrene or n-butyl methacrylate (BMA) for various time periods followed by irradiation with 1 or 10 megarads of accelerated electrons. A significant amount of poly(n-butyl methacrylate) (PBMA) formed in PVC/BMA systems, but little polystyrene could be found in the PVC/styrene films. A second set of experiments involved immersion of PVC and polyethylene (PE) films in BMA for 20, 40, 60, and 720 minutes followed by irradiation with 10 megarads of electrons. These films were then characterized using optical microscopy, quantitative transmission Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and a depth profiling procedure based on quantitative attenuated total reflection (ATR) FTIR. It was concluded that the mechanism of PBMA formation in the polyethylene films was a result of events immediately following irradiation. Atmospheric oxygen diffusing into irradiated films trapped free radicals at the film surfaces. This was followed by storage in an evacuated desiccator where unintentional exposure to BMA vapor took place. This BMA reacted with free radicals that remained within the film cores, polymerizing to PBMA.

Smith, S.C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pumpernickel Valley Geothermal Project Thermal Gradient Wells  

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The Pumpernickel Valley geothermal project area is located near the eastern edge of the Sonoma Range and is positioned within the structurally complex Winnemucca fold and thrust belt of north-central Nevada. A series of approximately north-northeast-striking faults related to the Basin and Range tectonics are superimposed on the earlier structures within the project area, and are responsible for the final overall geometry and distribution of the pre-existing structural features on the property. Two of these faults, the Pumpernickel Valley fault and Edna Mountain fault, are range-bounding and display numerous characteristics typical of strike-slip fault systems. These characteristics, when combined with geophysical data from Shore (2005), indicate the presence of a pull-apart basin, formed within the releasing bend of the Pumpernickel Valley Edna Mountain fault system. A substantial body of evidence exists, in the form of available geothermal, geological and geophysical information, to suggest that the property and the pull-apart basin host a structurally controlled, extensive geothermal field. The most evident manifestations of the geothermal activity in the valley are two areas with hot springs, seepages, and wet ground/vegetation anomalies near the Pumpernickel Valley fault, which indicate that the fault focuses the fluid up-flow. There has not been any geothermal production from the Pumpernickel Valley area, but it was the focus of a limited exploration effort by Magma Power Company. In 1974, the company drilled one exploration/temperature gradient borehole east of the Pumpernickel Valley fault and recorded a thermal gradient of 160oC/km. The 1982 temperature data from five unrelated mineral exploration holes to the north of the Magma well indicated geothermal gradients in a range from 66 to 249oC/km for wells west of the fault, and ~283oC/km in a well next to the fault. In 2005, Nevada Geothermal Power Company drilled four geothermal gradient wells, PVTG-1, -2, -3, and -4, and all four encountered geothermal fluids. The holes provided valuable water geochemistry, supporting the geothermometry results obtained from the hot springs and Magma well. The temperature data gathered from all the wells clearly indicates the presence of a major plume of thermal water centered on the Pumpernickel Valley fault, and suggests that the main plume is controlled, at least in part, by flow from this fault system. The temperature data also defines the geothermal resource with gradients >100oC/km, which covers an area a minimum of 8 km2. Structural blocks, down dropped with respect to the Pumpernickel Valley fault, may define an immediate reservoir. The geothermal system almost certainly continues beyond the recently drilled holes and might be open to the east and south, whereas the heat source responsible for the temperatures associated with this plume has not been intersected and must be at a depth greater than 920 meters (depth of the deepest well Magma well). The geological and structural setting and other characteristics of the Pumpernickel Valley geothermal project area are markedly similar to the portions of the nearby Dixie Valley geothermal field. These similarities include, among others, the numerous, unexposed en echelon faults and large-scale pull-apart structure, which in Dixie Valley may host part of the geothermal field. The Pumpernickel Valley project area, for the majority of which Nevada Geothermal Power Company has geothermal rights, represents a geothermal site with a potential for the discovery of a relatively high temperature reservoir suitable for electric power production. Among locations not previously identified as having high geothermal potential, Pumpernickel Valley has been ranked as one of four sites with the highest potential for electrical power production in Nevada (Shevenell and Garside, 2003). Richards and Blackwell (2002) estimated the total heat loss and the preliminary production capacity for the entire Pumpernickel Valley geothermal system to be at 35MW. A more conservative estimate, for

Z. Adam Szybinski

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Bacterial Communities in Seagrass Bed Sediments by Double-Gradient Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis  

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Microbial Ecology Analysis of Bacterial Communities in Seagrass Bed Sediments by Double, including the presence or absence of vegetation, depth into sediment, and season. Double- gradient of these similarity coefficients were used to group banding patterns by depth into sediment, presence or absence

Sherman, Tim

95

Constant field gradient planar coupled cavity structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cavity structure is disclosed having at least two opposing planar housing members spaced apart to accommodate the passage of a particle beam through the structure between the members. Each of the housing members have a plurality of serially aligned hollows defined therein, and also passages, formed in the members, which interconnect serially adjacent hollows to provide communication between the hollows. The opposing planar housing members are spaced and aligned such that the hollows in one member cooperate with corresponding hollows in the other member to form a plurality of resonant cavities aligned along the particle beam within the cavity structure. To facilitate the obtaining of a constant field gradient within the cavity structure, the passages are configured so as to be incrementally narrower in the direction of travel of the particle beam. In addition, the spacing distance between the opposing housing members is configured to be incrementally smaller in the direction of travel of the beam. 16 figs.

Kang, Y.W.; Kustom, R.L.

1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

96

High gradient lens for charged particle beam  

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Methods and devices enable shaping of a charged particle beam. A dynamically adjustable electric lens includes a series of alternating a series of alternating layers of insulators and conductors with a hollow center. The series of alternating layers when stacked together form a high gradient insulator (HGI) tube to allow propagation of the charged particle beam through the hollow center of the HGI tube. A plurality of transmission lines are connected to a plurality of sections of the HGI tube, and one or more voltage sources are provided to supply an adjustable voltage value to each transmission line of the plurality of transmission lines. By changing the voltage values supplied to each section of the HGI tube, any desired electric field can be established across the HGI tube. This way various functionalities including focusing, defocusing, acceleration, deceleration, intensity modulation and others can be effectuated on a time varying basis.

Chen, Yu-Jiuan

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

97

High-gradient compact linear accelerator  

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A high-gradient linear accelerator comprises a solid-state stack in a vacuum of five sets of disc-shaped Blumlein modules each having a center hole through which particles are sequentially accelerated. Each Blumlein module is a sandwich of two outer conductive plates that bracket an inner conductive plate positioned between two dielectric plates with different thicknesses and dielectric constants. A third dielectric core in the shape of a hollow cylinder forms a casing down the series of center holes, and it has a dielectric constant different that the two dielectric plates that sandwich the inner conductive plate. In operation, all the inner conductive plates are charged to the same DC potential relative to the outer conductive plates. Next, all the inner conductive plates are simultaneously shorted to the outer conductive plates at the outer diameters. The signal short will propagate to the inner diameters at two different rates in each Blumlein module. A faster wave propagates quicker to the third dielectric core across the dielectric plates with the closer spacing and lower dielectric constant. When the faster wave reaches the inner extents of the outer and inner conductive plates, it reflects back outward and reverses the field in that segment of the dielectric core. All the field segments in the dielectric core are then in unipolar agreement until the slower wave finally propagates to the third dielectric core across the dielectric plates with the wider spacing and higher dielectric constant. During such unipolar agreement, particles in the core are accelerated with gradients that exceed twenty megavolts per meter.

Carder, Bruce M. (205 Rogue River Hwy., Gold Hill, OR 97525)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-gradient compact linear accelerator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-gradient linear accelerator comprises a solid-state stack in a vacuum of five sets of disc-shaped Blumlein modules each having a center hole through which particles are sequentially accelerated. Each Blumlein module is a sandwich of two outer conductive plates that bracket an inner conductive plate positioned between two dielectric plates with different thicknesses and dielectric constants. A third dielectric core in the shape of a hollow cylinder forms a casing down the series of center holes, and it has a dielectric constant different that the two dielectric plates that sandwich the inner conductive plate. In operation, all the inner conductive plates are charged to the same DC potential relative to the outer conductive plates. Next, all the inner conductive plates are simultaneously shorted to the outer conductive plates at the outer diameters. The signal short will propagate to the inner diameters at two different rates in each Blumlein module. A faster wave propagates quicker to the third dielectric core across the dielectric plates with the closer spacing and lower dielectric constant. When the faster wave reaches the inner extents of the outer and inner conductive plates, it reflects back outward and reverses the field in that segment of the dielectric core. All the field segments in the dielectric core are then in unipolar agreement until the slower wave finally propagates to the third dielectric core across the dielectric plates with the wider spacing and higher dielectric constant. During such unipolar agreement, particles in the core are accelerated with gradients that exceed twenty megavolts per meter. 10 figs.

Carder, B.M.

1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A Nonlinear Conjugate Gradient Algorithm with An Optimal Property ...  

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scaled memoryless BFGS method and propose a family of conjugate gradient methods for unconstrained optimization. An improved Wolfe line search is also...

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - A three-term conjugate gradient method with ...  

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Dec 3, 2009 ... A three-term conjugate gradient method with sufficient descent property for unconstrained optimization. Y Narushima(narusima ***at***...

Y Narushima

2009-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Linearizing the Method of Conjugate Gradients  

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Sep 9, 2012 ... Abstract: The method of conjugate gradients (CG) is widely used for the iterative solution of large sparse systems of equations $Ax=b$, where...

Serge Gratton

2012-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A Perry Descent Conjugate Gradient Method with Restricted Spectrum  

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Mar 7, 2011 ... Abstract: A new nonlinear conjugate gradient method, based on Perry's idea, is presented. And it is shown that its sufficient descent property is...

Dongyi Liu

2011-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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On the connection between the conjugate gradient method and ...  

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Feb 9, 2013 ... Abstract: It is well known that the conjugate gradient method and a quasi-Newton method, using any well-defined update matrix from the...

Anders Forsgren

2013-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentration Gradient and Information Energy for Decentralized UAV Control1  

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spills, industrial release accidents, or chemical/biological/nuclear terrorist attacks. DependingConcentration Gradient and Information Energy for Decentralized UAV Control1 William J. Pisano2

Mohseni, Kamran

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area...  

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Geothermal Area (Farrar, Et Al., 2003) Exploration Activity Details Location Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date 1998 -...

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alpine elevation gradient: Topics by E-print Network  

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Niche expansion leads to small-scale adaptive divergence along an elevation gradient in a medium of the Environment, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA Niche...

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Photo of the Week: The Alternating Gradient Synchrotron | Department...  

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Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) has been one of the world's premiere particle accelerators, well known for the

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Spatiotemporal Gradient Modeling with Applications Harrison S. Quick1  

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, and geospatial information storage, analysis, and distribution systems have led to a burgeoning of spatial 2.3 Gradient analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2.5 Data analysis

Carlin, Bradley P.

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A Sparsity Preserving Stochastic Gradient Method for Composite ...  

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Apr 23, 2011 ... Abstract: We propose new stochastic gradient algorithms for solving convex composite optimization problems. In each iteration, our algorithms...

Qihang Lin

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A Sparsity Preserving Stochastic Gradient Method for Composite ...  

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Apr 23, 2011 ... We propose new stochastic gradient algorithms for solving convex composite optimization problems. In each iteration, our algorithms utilize a...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area...  

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Gradient Holes At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Conservation, 2009) Exploration Activity Details Location Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal...

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second-order convex splitting schemes for gradient flows with ...  

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Abstract. We construct unconditionally stable, unconditionally uniquely solvable, and second-order accurate (in time) schemes for gradient flows with energy of...

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Existence and uniqueness of global classical solutions of a gradient ...  

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This gradient flow is generated by the Laudau-de Gennes energy functional that ... feature of this evolution problem is that it is generated by an energy functional...

2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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An accelerated proximal gradient algorithm for nuclear norm ...  

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Mar 27, 2009 ... An accelerated proximal gradient algorithm for nuclear norm regularized least squares problems. Kim-Chuan Toh (mattohkc ***at*** nus.edu.sg)

Kim-Chuan Toh

2009-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Gradient methods for convex minimization: better rates under ...  

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Mar 20, 2013 ... Gradient methods for convex minimization: better rates under weaker conditions. Hui Zhang(hhuuii.zhang ***at*** gmail.com)

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Lake City Hot Springs Area (Warpinski...  

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Warpinski, Et Al., 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Lake City Hot Springs Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated...

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Geology and Temperature Gradient Surveys Blue Mountain Geothermal...  

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Gradient Surveys Blue Mountain Geothermal Discovery, Humboldt County, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Geology and...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank...  

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search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Ross, 1999) Exploration Activity Details Location...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank...  

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Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Niggemann, 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Blue Mountain Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area...  

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Activity Details Location Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date 1978 - 1985 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Waunita Hot Springs Geothermal Area...  

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holes Additional References Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleThermalGradientHolesAtWaunitaHotSpringsGeothermalArea(Zacharakis,1981)&oldid762...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At North Brawley Geothermal Area (Edmunds...  

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of the North Brawley, Heber, East Mesa, and Salton Sea Geothermal Areas. Notes Well logs, thermal gradient data, and magnetic data were correlated to form a better geologic...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Cunniff...  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Cunniff & Bowers, 2005) Exploration Activity Details Location Lightning Dock Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Breitenbush Hot Springs Area (Ingebritsen...  

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Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Breitenbush Hot Springs Area (Ingebritsen, Et Al., 1993)...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At North Brawley Geothermal Area (Matlick...  

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Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At North Brawley Geothermal Area (Matlick & Jayne, 2008) Exploration...

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Combining Conjugate Direction Methods with Stochastic Approximation of Gradients  

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Combining Conjugate Direction Methods with Stochastic Approximation of Gradients #3; Nicol N-8092 Zurich, Switzerland http://www.icos.ethz.ch/ Abstract The method of conjugate directions provides from conjugate gra- dient in the stochastic (online) setting, us- ing fast Hessian-gradient products

Schraudolph, Nicol N.

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Combining Conjugate Direction Methods with Stochastic Approximation of Gradients  

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Combining Conjugate Direction Methods with Stochastic Approximation of Gradients Nicol N-8092 Zurich, Switzerland http://www.icos.ethz.ch/ Abstract The method of conjugate directions provides conjugate gra- dient in the stochastic (online) setting, us- ing fast Hessian-gradient products to set up

Schraudolph, Nicol N.

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Evaluation of liquid lift approach to dual gradient  

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the mudline to the rig floor so as to maintain the bottom hole pressure. Several methods have been developed to achieve the dual gradient drilling principle. For this research project, we paid more attention to the liquid lift, dual gradient drilling (riser...

Okafor, Ugochukwu Nnamdi

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of liquid lift approach to dual gradient drilling  

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the mudline to the rig floor so as to maintain the bottom hole pressure. Several methods have been developed to achieve the dual gradient drilling principle. For this research project, we paid more attention to the liquid lift, dual gradient drilling (riser...

Okafor, Ugochukwu Nnamdi

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

130

SampleRank: Training Factor Graphs with Atomic Gradients  

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a user-provided loss function to distribute stochastic gradients across an MCMC chain. As a result, parameter updates can be computed between arbitrary MCMC states. Sam- pleRank is not only faster than CD- expensive gradients between the ground-truth and samples along an MCMC chain yielding a stochastic

McCallum, Andrew

131

Generalized Hooke's law for isotropic second gradient materials  

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In the spirit of Germain the most general objective stored elastic energy for a second gradient material is deduced using a literature result of Fortun\\'e & Vall\\'ee. Linear isotropic constitutive relations for stress and hyperstress in terms of strain and strain-gradient are then obtained proving that these materials are characterized by seven elastic moduli and generalizing previous studies by Toupin, Mindlin and Sokolowski. Using a suitable decomposition of the strain-gradient, it is found a necessary and sufficient condition, to be verified by the elastic moduli, assuring positive definiteness of the stored elastic energy. The problem of warping in linear torsion of a prismatic second gradient cylinder is formulated, thus obtaining a possible measurement procedure for one of the second gradient elastic moduli.

F. dell'Isola; G. Sciarra; S. Vidoli

2010-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

132

Natural Conjugate Gradient on Complex Flag Manifolds for Complex Independent Subspace  

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conjugate gradient method yields better convergence compared to the natural gradient geodesic search method is the natural gradient geodesic search method (NGS), and the other is the natural conjugate gradient method (NCG the natural gradient or the Newton's method on complex manifolds, however, the behavior of the conjugate

Plumbley, Mark

133

A conjugate Rosen's gradient projection method with global line search for piecewise linear optimization  

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A conjugate Rosen's gradient projection method with global line search for piecewise linear cutting plane method, simplex method, Rosen's gradient projection, conjugate gradient. 1 Introduction the zig-zagging of the gradient projection, we propose a conjugate gradient version of the face simplex

Beltran-Royo, Cesar

134

Efficient and robust gradient enhanced Kriging emulators.  

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%E2%80%9CNaive%E2%80%9D or straight-forward Kriging implementations can often perform poorly in practice. The relevant features of the robustly accurate and efficient Kriging and Gradient Enhanced Kriging (GEK) implementations in the DAKOTA software package are detailed herein. The principal contribution is a novel, effective, and efficient approach to handle ill-conditioning of GEK's %E2%80%9Ccorrelation%E2%80%9D matrix, RN%CC%83, based on a pivoted Cholesky factorization of Kriging's (not GEK's) correlation matrix, R, which is a small sub-matrix within GEK's RN%CC%83 matrix. The approach discards sample points/equations that contribute the least %E2%80%9Cnew%E2%80%9D information to RN%CC%83. Since these points contain the least new information, they are the ones which when discarded are both the easiest to predict and provide maximum improvement of RN%CC%83's conditioning. Prior to this work, handling ill-conditioned correlation matrices was a major, perhaps the principal, unsolved challenge necessary for robust and efficient GEK emulators. Numerical results demonstrate that GEK predictions can be significantly more accurate when GEK is allowed to discard points by the presented method. Numerical results also indicate that GEK can be used to break the curse of dimensionality by exploiting inexpensive derivatives (such as those provided by automatic differentiation or adjoint techniques), smoothness in the response being modeled, and adaptive sampling. Development of a suitable adaptive sampling algorithm was beyond the scope of this work; instead adaptive sampling was approximated by omitting the cost of samples discarded by the presented pivoted Cholesky approach.

Dalbey, Keith R.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Algorithm PREQN: Fortran 77 Subroutines for Preconditioning the Conjugate Gradient Method  

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Algorithm PREQN: Fortran 77 Subroutines for Preconditioning the Conjugate Gradient Method Jos subroutines for automatically generating pre conditioners for the conjugate gradient method. It is designed. Additional Key Words and Phrases: Preconditioning, conjugate gradient method, quasi Newton method, Hessian

Nocedal, Jorge

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COMPARISON OF THE DEFLATED PRECONDITIONED CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD AND ALGEBRAIC MULTIGRID FOR COMPOSITE  

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COMPARISON OF THE DEFLATED PRECONDITIONED CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD AND ALGEBRAIC MULTIGRID algorithms such as the Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient (PCG) method. This paper considers the Deflated Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient (DPCG) method in which the rigid body modes of sets of elements

MacLachlan, Scott

137

Optimization Online - A conjugate-gradient based approach for ...  

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Feb 29, 2008 ... In particular, it is noted that with a bound on the two-norm of the columns, the method is equivalent to the conjugate-gradient method. Further...

Fredrik Carlsson

2008-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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on the connection between the conjugate gradient method and ...  

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It is well known that the conjugate gradient method and a quasi-Newton method, using any well-defined update matrix from the one-parameter Broy- den family...

2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

139

Potential use of hollow spheres in dual gradient drilling  

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The increasing number of significant deepwater discoveries has pushed the operator and service oil companies to focus their efforts on developing new technologies to drill in deeper water. Dual gradient drilling (DGD) will allow reaching deeper...

Vera Vera, Liliana

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Function of the anterior gradient protein family in cancer  

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Proteomic technologies verified Anterior Gradient 2, AGR-2, as a protein over-expressed in human cancers, including breast, prostate and oesophagus cancers, with the ability to inhibit the tumour suppressor protein p53. AGR-2 gene is a hormone...

Fourtouna, Argyro

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - High Gradient Inverse Free Electron Laser...  

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Hi h G di t Hi h i High Gradient High energy gain Inverse Free Electron Laser at BNL P. Musumeci UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy ATF user meeting April 2-3 2009 Outline...

142

alternating gradient synchrotron: Topics by E-print Network  

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sources also have the advantage of a time structure with a high peak neutron flux. The basic requirement is for a... Bryant, P J 1995-01-01 36 Gradient House. Open...

143

CONSERVATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL RESEARCH Conservation through connectivity: can isotopic gradients  

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CONSERVATION ECOLOGY - ORIGINAL RESEARCH Conservation through connectivity: can isotopic gradients Abstract Conservation of migratory wildlife requires knowledge of migratory connectivity between breeding conservation efforts for endangered migratory species (Webster et al. 2002; Rubenstein and Hobson 2004; Webster

Richner, Heinz

144

A parametric study of thermomechanical behavior of functionally gradient materials  

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(FSDT) that accounts for the transverse shear strains and the rotations, coupled with a three dimensional heat conduction equation is formulated for a functionally gradient plate. Both problems are studied by varying the volume fraction of a ceramic...

Chin, Che-Doong

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Computational Inversion of Electron Tomography Images -Gradient Flows  

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Computational Inversion of Electron Tomography Images Using L2 -Gradient Flows Guoliang Xu 1) Ming Computing Institute of Computational Mathematics, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China 2) Department of Computer Sciences and Institute

Texas at Austin, University of

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Arnold...  

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DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Known shallow hot spot in Animas Valley Notes Four thermal gradient holes were authorized to be drilled by AMEX, but no results were...

147

Generation of Gradients Having Complex Shapes Using Microfluidic Networks  

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Generation of Gradients Having Complex Shapes Using Microfluidic Networks Stephan K. W. Dertinger, Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 This paper describes the generation each carrying different concentrations of substances laminarly and side-by-side generated step

Prentiss, Mara

148

A Spectral Conjugate Gradient Method for Unconstrained Optimization  

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A family of scaled conjugate gradient algorithms for large-scale unconstrained minimization is defined. The Perry, the Polak-Ribiere and the Fletcher-Reeves formulae are compared using a spectral scaling derived from Raydan's spectral gradient optimization method. The best combination of formula, scaling and initial choice of step-length is compared against well known algorithms using a classical set of problems. An additional comparison involving an ill-conditioned estimation problem in Optics is presented.

Birgin, E. G. [Department of Computer Science, IME-USP, University of Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao, 1010 - Cidade Universitaria, 05508-900 Sao Paulo SP (Brazil)], E-mail: egbirgin@ime.usp.br; Martinez, J. M. [Department of Applied Mathematics, IMECC-UNICAMP, University of Campinas, CP 6065, 13081-970 Campinas SP (Brazil)], E-mail: martinez@ime.unicamp.br

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Osteochondral Interface Tissue Engineering using Macroscopic Gradients of Physicochemical Signals  

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of tissue interfaces. Yet, just because tissues are separated from one another by type, function, location, or anatomical prevalence, does not necessarily mean that the interfaces are as easily distinguishable, as the interfaces themselves are highly complex... not yield a true continuous gradient, it can have many discrete advantages over continuous gradients. Because of the inherent discontinuous fabrication methods (developing sections separately and fusing together), however, design effort must be placed...

Dormer, Nathan Henry

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

150

Measurements of aerosol thermophoretic deposition: Transition with temperature gradient  

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Thermophoresis is the motion of aerosol particles due to a temperature gradient in the suspending gas. The thermophoretic velocity V{sub T} is expressed as: where a {alpha} = thermal diffusivity v = kinematic viscosity H= Pr K Pr = Prandtl number K = dimensionless coefficient that is a function of several parameters (particle radius, thermal conductivity, gas properties, gas surface interactions). This report describes measurements of the effects of temperature gradients on the deposition of polystyrene latex particles.

Varma, A.; Tompson, R.V.; Loyalka, S.K. [Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alternating gradient focusing Sample Search...  

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gradient focusing Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Gradient Estimation in Global Optimization Algorithms Megan Hazen, Member, IEEE and Maya R. Gupta, Member, IEEE Summary:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced gradient based Sample Search Results  

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Gradients of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Polymer Brushes Prepared by Summary: , an electrochemical-potential-gradient- based method has been developed to generate chemical...

153

Mass Function Gradients and the Need for Dark Matter  

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There is substantial evidence that the initial mass function (IMF) may be a function of the local star formation conditions. In particular, the IMF is predicted to flatten with increasing local luminosity density, with the formation of massive stars being preferentially enhanced in brighter regions. If IMF gradients are general features of galaxies, several previous astrophysical measurements, such as the surface mass densities of spirals (obtained assuming constant mass to light ratios), were plagued by substantial systematic errors. In this Letter, calculations which account for possible IMF gradients are presented of surface densities of spiral galaxies. Compared to previous estimates, the mass densities corrected for IMF gradients are higher in the outer regions of the disks. For a model based on the Milky Way but with an IMF scaled according to R136, the rotation curve without the traditional dark halo component falls with Galactocentric radius, though slower than it would without IMF gradients. For a second model of the Milky Way in which the IMF gradient is increased by 50%, the rotation curve is approximately flat in the outer disk, with a rotational velocity below ~220 km/s only before the traditional dark halo component is added. These results, if generalizable to other galaxies, not only call into question the assertion that dark matter halos are compatible with the flat rotation curves of spiral galaxies, but also may clarify our understanding of a wide variety of other astrophysical phenomena such as the G-dwarf problem, metallicity gradients, and the Tully-Fisher relation.

Jason A. Taylor

1998-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-axisymmetric wind-accretion simulations. II. Density gradients  

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The hydrodynamics of a variant of classical Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton accretion is investigated: a totally absorbing sphere moves at various Mach numbers (3 and 10) relative to a medium, which is taken to be an ideal gas having a density gradient (of 3%, 20% or 100% over one accretion radius) perpendicular to the relative motion. Similarly to the 3D models published previously, both with velocity gradients and without, the models with a density gradient presented here exhibit non-stationary flow patterns, although the Mach cone remains fairly stable. The accretion rates of mass, linear and angular momenta do not fluctuate as strongly as published previously for 2D models. No obvious trend of the dependency of mass accretion rate fluctuations on the density gradient can be discerned. The average specific angular momentum accreted is roughly between zero and 70% of the total angular momentum available in the accretion cylinder in the cases where the average is prograde. Due to the large fluctuations during accretion, the average angular momentum of some models is retrograde by up to 25%. Small gradients hardly influence the average accretion rates as compared to accretion from a homogeneous medium, while very large ones succeed to dominate and form an accretion flow in which the sense of rotation is not inverted.

M. Ruffert

1999-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolutionary and Gradient-Based Algorithms for Lennard-Jones Cluster Optimization  

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gradient method, while Section 3 shows how the asynchronous conjugate gradient method compares and randomized gradient methods with respect to their global search behavior. The randomized gradient method.g., conjugate gra- dient method) is started. With the local minima in- formation, the search is continued

Schraudolph, Nicol N.

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The Solution of Systems of Linear Equations using the Conjugate Gradient Method  

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The Solution of Systems of Linear Equations using the Conjugate Gradient Method on the Parallel gradient solver on the SPMDprogrammable MUSICsystem. We outline the conjugate gradient method, giveassociativity of the floating point addition. We investi gate the speed of convergence of the conjugate gradient method

Schneider, Jean-Guy

157

Newton-conjugate-gradient methods for solitary wave computations Jianke Yang  

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Newton-conjugate-gradient methods for solitary wave computations Jianke Yang Department's method Conjugate-gradient methods a b s t r a c t In this paper, the Newton-conjugate-gradient methods the linearization operator is self-adjoint, the preconditioned conjugate-gradient method is pro- posed to solve

Yang, Jianke

158

A NONLINEAR CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD WITH A STRONG GLOBAL CONVERGENCE PROPERTY  

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A NONLINEAR CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD WITH A STRONG GLOBAL CONVERGENCE PROPERTY Y. H. DAI AND Y182 Abstract. Conjugate gradient methods are widely used for unconstrained optimization, especially large scale gradient methods. This paper presents a new version of the conjugate gradient method, which converges

Yuan, Ya-xiang

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Algorithm 851: CG DESCENT, a Conjugate Gradient Method with Guaranteed Descent  

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Algorithm 851: CG DESCENT, a Conjugate Gradient Method with Guaranteed Descent WILLIAM W. HAGER In Hager and Zhang [2005] we introduce a new nonlinear conjugate gradient method for solving con- jugate gradient research. The iterates xk, k 0, in conjugate gradient methods satisfy

Zhang, Hongchao

160

A planar ion trap chip with integrated structures for an adjustable magnetic field gradient  

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field necessary for magnetic-gradient- induced coupling between ionic effective spins. We dem- onstrate] magnetic field gradient, however, such coupling is induced. Also, coupling between spin states of different-gradient- induced coupling (MAGIC). A static gradient can be generated by permanent mag- nets [15, 16] or by current

Wunderlich, Christof

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Geosynthetics in a salinity-gradient solar pond environment  

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This paper describes the latest in salinity-gradient solar pond lining systems. The high-temperature, high-salinity environment unique to a salinity-gradient solar pond resulted in failure of the geomembrane liner at the El Paso Solar Pond Test Facility after only eight years of operation. Research involved in pond reconstruction led to the selection of a lining system consisting of a flexible polypropylene (PP) geomembrane for the sidewalls and a specially formulated geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) on the bottom of the pond. The two liners have been installed and a comprehensive test program is being conducted to measure their performance. The environment encountered in a salinity-gradient solar pond will be discussed as well as material selection criteria and the design of the two liners. Preliminary results of the GCL performance monitoring will also be presented.

Lichwardt, M.A.; Comer, A.I.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Gradient isolator for flow field of fuel cell assembly  

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Isolator(s) include isolating material and optionally gasketing material strategically positioned within a fuel cell assembly. The isolating material is disposed between a solid electrolyte and a metal flow field plate. Reactant fluid carried by flow field plate channel(s) forms a generally transverse electrochemical gradient. The isolator(s) serve to isolate electrochemically a portion of the flow field plate, for example, transversely outward from the channel(s), from the electrochemical gradient. Further, the isolator(s) serve to protect a portion of the solid electrolyte from metallic ions.

Ernst, William D. (Troy, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Velocity bunching in travelling wave accelerator with low acceleration gradient  

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We present the analytical and simulated results concerning the influences of the acceleration gradient in the velocity bunching process, which is a bunch compression scheme that uses a traveling wave accelerating structure as a compressor. Our study shows that the bunch compression application with low acceleration gradient is more tolerant to phase jitter and more successful to obtain compressed electron beam with symmetrical longitudinal distribution and low energy spread. We also present a transverse emittance compensation scheme to compensate the emittance growth caused by the increasing of the space charge force in the compressing process that is easy to be adjusted for different compressing factors.

Huang, Rui-Xuan; Li, Wei-Wei; Jia, Qi-Ka

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods for gradient plasticity.  

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In this report we apply discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods to the equations of an incompatibility based formulation of gradient plasticity. The presentation is motivated with a brief overview of the description of dislocations within a crystal lattice. A tensor representing a measure of the incompatibility with the lattice is used in the formulation of a gradient plasticity model. This model is cast in a variational formulation, and discontinuous Galerkin machinery is employed to implement the formulation into a finite element code. Finally numerical examples of the model are shown.

Garikipati, Krishna. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI); Ostien, Jakob T.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Gradients of meteorological parameters in convective and nonconvective areas  

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. SYNOPTIC CONDITIONS 4. STRATIFICATION OF DATA 5. COMPUTATIONAL PROCEDURES 21 25 a. Gridding of rawinsonde data 25 b. Gradients 26 5'' lp t* 27 RESULTS 29 a. Gradients 29 1) Convective areas 29 2) Nonconvective areas 31 3) Combined areas 33 vi... air turbulence. By using airplane data from over the western United States, Scoggins (1975) has shown that CAT at 300 mb occurred 71% of the time when the magnitude of the vector horizontal wind shear -5 -1 exceeded 4. 5 x 10 sec . The horizontal...

McCown, Milton Samuel

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Gradient isolator for flow field of fuel cell assembly  

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Isolator(s) include isolating material and optionally gasketing material strategically positioned within a fuel cell assembly. The isolating material is disposed between a solid electrolyte and a metal flow field plate. Reactant fluid carried by flow field plate channel(s) forms a generally transverse electrochemical gradient. The isolator(s) serve to isolate electrochemically a portion of the flow field plate, for example, transversely outward from the channel(s), from the electrochemical gradient. Further, the isolator(s) serve to protect a portion of the solid electrolyte from metallic ions. 4 figs.

Ernst, W.D.

1999-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

167

On Higuchi Ghosts and Gradient Instabilities in Bimetric Gravity  

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We discuss the conditions to satisfy the Higuchi bound and to avoid gradient instabilities in the scalar sector for cosmological solutions in singly coupled bimetric gravity theories. We find that in expanding universes the ratio of the scale factors of the reference and observable metric has to increase at all times. This automatically implies a ghost-free helicity-2 sector and enforces a phantom Dark Energy. Furthermore, the condition for the absence of gradient instabilities in the scalar sector will be analyzed. Finally, we discuss whether cosmological solutions, including exotic evolutions like bouncing cosmologies, can exist, in which both the Higuchi ghost and scalar instabilities are absent at all times.

Knnig, Frank

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computing several eigenpairs of Hermitian problems by conjugate gradient iterations  

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The paper is concerned with algorithms for computing several extreme eigenpairs of Hermitian problems based on the conjugate gradient method. We analyse computational strategies employed by various algorithms of this kind reported in the literature and identify their limitations. Our criticism is illustrated by numerical tests on a set of problems from electronic structure calculations and acoustics.

Ovtchinnikov, E.E. [Harrow School of Computer Science, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Northwick Park, London HA1 3TP (United Kingdom)], E-mail: e_ovtchinnikov@hotmail.com

2008-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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BIOGEOCHEMICAL GRADIENTS AS A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING WASTE SITE EVOLUTION  

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The migration of biogeochemical gradients is a useful framework for understanding the evolution of biogeochemical conditions in groundwater at waste sites contaminated with metals and radionuclides. This understanding is critical to selecting sustainable remedies and evaluating sites for monitored natural attenuation, because most attenuation mechanisms are sensitive to geochemical conditions such as pH and redox potential. Knowledge of how gradients in these parameters evolve provides insights into the behavior of contaminants with time and guides characterization, remedy selection, and monitoring efforts. An example is a seepage basin site at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina where low-level acidic waste has seeped into groundwater. The remediation of this site relies, in part, on restoring the natural pH of the aquifer by injecting alkaline solutions. The remediation will continue until the pH up-flow of the treatment zone increases to an acceptable value. The time required to achieve this objective depends on the time it takes the trailing pH gradient, the gradient separating the plume from influxing natural groundwater, to reach the treatment zone. Predictions of this length of time will strongly influence long-term remedial decisions.

Denham, M; Karen Vangelas, K

2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

170

Soil macroaggregate dynamics in a mountain spatial climate gradient  

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Soil macroaggregate dynamics in a mountain spatial climate gradient Lauric Ccillon1,2,* , Nilvania://lauric.cecillon.free.fr/ Key words: Mountain soils; Climate change; Soil aggregation; Soil organic matter; Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy; Soil threats Biogeochemistry 97: 31-43 (2010) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533

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171

Gradient Improvement by Removal of Identified Local Defects  

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Recent experience of ILC cavity processing and testing at Jefferson Lab has shown that some 9-cell cavities are quench limited at a gradient in the range of 15-25 MV/m. Further studies reveal that these quench limits are often correlated with sub-mm sized and highly localized geometrical defects at or near the equator weld. There are increasing evidence to show that these genetic defects have their origin in the material or in the electron beam welding process (for example due to weld irregularities or splatters on the RF surface and welding porosity underneath the surface). A local defect removal method has been proposed at Jefferson Lab by locally re-melting the niobium material. Several 1-cell cavities with known local defects have been treated by using the JLab local e-beam re-melting method, resulting in gradient and Q0 improvement. We also sent 9-cell cavities with known gradient limiting local defects to KEK for local grinding and to FNAL for global mechanical polishing. We report on the results of gradient improvements by removal of local defects in these cavities.

R.L. Geng, W.A. Clemens, C.A. Cooper, H. Hayano, K. Watanabe

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Online gradient descent learning algorithms Yiming Ying and Massimiliano Pontil  

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Online gradient descent learning algorithms Yiming Ying and Massimiliano Pontil Department of Computer Science, University College London Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, England, UK {y.ying, m, 62L20. Contact author: Yiming Ying, Telephone: +44 (0)20 7387 0374, Fax: +44 (0)20 7387 1397 1 #12

Pontil, Massimiliano

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Online gradient descent learning algorithm Yiming Ying and Massimiliano Pontil  

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Online gradient descent learning algorithm Yiming Ying and Massimiliano Pontil Department of Computer Science, University College London Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, England, UK {y.ying, m Numbers: 68Q32, 68T05, 62J02, 62L20. Contact author: Yiming Ying, Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 0374, Fax

Ying, Yiming

174

Simulation of IPA Gradients in Hybrid Network Systems Benjamin Melamed  

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Simulation of IPA Gradients in Hybrid Network Systems Benjamin Melamed Rutgers University Rutgers Atlanta, GA 30332 October 26, 2005 Abstract Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis (IPA) provides formulas paths of stochastic systems. In practice, IPA derivatives may be computed either from simulation runs

175

Scaling limits for gradient systems in random environment  

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For interacting particle systems that satisfies the gradient condition, the hydrodynamic limit and the equilibrium fluctuations are well known. We prove that under the presence of a symmetric random environment, these scaling limits also hold for almost every choice of the environment, with homogenized coefficients that does not depend on the particular realization of the random environment.

P. Goncalves; M. D. Jara

2007-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

176

Seasonal mass balance gradients in Norway L. A. Rasmussen1  

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16 Aug 05 Seasonal mass balance gradients in Norway L. A. Rasmussen1 and L. M. Andreassen2 1 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) P. O. Box 5091 Majorstua, N-0301 Oslo, Norway in Norway exists in their profiles of both seasonal balances, winter bw(z) and summer bs(z). Unlike many

Rasmussen, L.A.

177

The Urban Environmental Gradient: Anthropogenic Influences on the  

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Georgia, through Atlanta, to the Gulf of Mexico and reflects a steep gradient in population density from as vehicular traffic. Introduction Many of the common anthropogenic pollution problems are focused in urban geographic areas. Suburbia does not contribute much by way of industrial pollution, but it does serve

178

Continuous Edge Gradient-Based Template Matching for Articulated  

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Zachmann IfI Technical Report Series IfI-09-01 #12;Impressum Publisher: Institut für Informatik, Technische (Technical Computer Science) Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann (Computer Graphics) #12;Continuous Edge Gradient-Based Template Matching for Articulated Objects Daniel Mohr and Gabriel Zachmann Abstract Detection

Zachmann, Gabriel

179

Non-axisymmetric wind-accretion simulations; 2, Density gradients  

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The hydrodynamics of a variant of classical Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton accretion is investigated: a totally absorbing sphere moves at various Mach numbers (3 and 10) relative to a medium, which is taken to be an ideal gas having a density gradient (of 3%, 20% or 100% over one accretion radius) perpendicular to the relative motion. Similarly to the 3D models published previously, both with velocity gradients and without, the models with a density gradient presented here exhibit non-stationary flow patterns, although the Mach cone remains fairly stable. The accretion rates of mass, linear and angular momenta do not fluctuate as strongly as published previously for 2D models. No obvious trend of the dependency of mass accretion rate fluctuations on the density gradient can be discerned. The average specific angular momentum accreted is roughly between zero and 70% of the total angular momentum available in the accretion cylinder in the cases where the average is prograde. Due to the large fluctuations during accretio...

Ruffert, M

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

A distributed accelerated gradient algorithm for distributed model predictive  

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of hydro power plants is to manage the available water resources efficiently, while following an optimal is applied to the power reference tracking problem of a hydro power valley (HPV) system. The applied power control, Distributed optimization, Accelerated gradient algorithm, Model predictive control

Como, Giacomo

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181

A study of microbend test by strain gradient plasticity  

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A study of microbend test by strain gradient plasticity W. Wanga , Y. Huangb, *, K.J. Hsiac , K with plastic deformation is on the order of microns. This size effect cannot be explained by classical plasticity theories since their constitutive relations do not have an intrinsic material length. Strain

Hsia, K Jimmy

182

Treated Wastewater Effluent Reduces Sperm Motility Along an Osmolality Gradient  

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Treated Wastewater Effluent Reduces Sperm Motility Along an Osmolality Gradient H. L. Schoenfuss ? 2008 ? Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008 Abstract Many toxic effects of treated wastewater environment of treated wastewater effluent frequently differs consider- ably from that of its receiving waters

Julius, Matthew L.

183

GEOTHERMAL GRADIENT DATA FOR UTAH Robert E. Blackett  

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GEOTHERMAL GRADIENT DATA FOR UTAH by Robert E. Blackett February 2004 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ­ 1:750,000 scale map, showing geology; thermal wells, springs, and geothermal areas; and locations available sources including the Southern Methodist University Geothermal Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey

Laughlin, Robert B.

184

Fabrication process for a gradient index x-ray lens  

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A process for fabricating high efficiency x-ray lenses that operate in the 0.5-4.0 keV region suitable for use in biological imaging, surface science, and x-ray lithography of integrated circuits. The gradient index x-ray optics fabrication process broadly involves co-sputtering multi-layers of film on a wire, followed by slicing and mounting on block, and then ion beam thinning to a thickness determined by periodic testing for efficiency. The process enables the fabrication of transmissive gradient index x-ray optics for the 0.5-4.0 keV energy range. This process allows the fabrication of optical elements for the next generation of imaging and x-ray lithography instruments m the soft x-ray region.

Bionta, Richard M. (Livermore, CA); Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, CA); Skulina, Kenneth M. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Gradient Plasticity Model and its Implementation into MARMOT  

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The influence of strain gradient on deformation behavior of nuclear structural materials, such as boby centered cubic (bcc) iron alloys has been investigated. We have developed and implemented a dislocation based strain gradient crystal plasticity material model. A mesoscale crystal plasticity model for inelastic deformation of metallic material, bcc steel, has been developed and implemented numerically. Continuum Dislocation Dynamics (CDD) with a novel constitutive law based on dislocation density evolution mechanisms was developed to investigate the deformation behaviors of single crystals, as well as polycrystalline materials by coupling CDD and crystal plasticity (CP). The dislocation density evolution law in this model is mechanism-based, with parameters measured from experiments or simulated with lower-length scale models, not an empirical law with parameters back-fitted from the flow curves.

Barker, Erin I.; Li, Dongsheng; Zbib, Hussein M.; Sun, Xin

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Gradient instabilities of electromagnetic waves in Hall thruster plasma  

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This paper presents a linear analysis of gradient plasma instabilities in Hall thrusters. The study obtains and analyzes the dispersion equation of high-frequency electromagnetic waves based on the two-fluid model of a cold plasma. The regions of parameters corresponding to unstable high frequency modes are determined and the dependence of the increments and intrinsic frequencies on plasma parameters is obtained. The obtained results agree with those of previously published studies.

Tomilin, Dmitry [Department of Electrophysics, Keldysh Research Centre, Moscow 125438 (Russian Federation)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

187

Determination of dispersivities from a natural-gradient dispersion test  

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, and radioactive wastes. Contaminant hydrogeology is presently a focal point in the realm of hydrologic modeling. Generally, models are designed to represent simplified versions of reality and The style and format of this document was taken from the Journal... dispersivities, v ia a graphical approach, from a natural-gradient dispersion test in which artificial pollution was injected into an aquifer. The dispersion test was conducted by Sud icky et al. (1983) in order to characterize the dispersive properties...

Hoover, Caroline Marie

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Novel geometry gradient coils for MRI designed by genetic algorithm  

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in the Steady State High Performance Computing Facility Herchel Smith Laboratory for Medicinal Chemistry Message Passing Interface Magnetic Resonance Imaging Positron Emission Tomography Radio frequency Electro-motive force Root mean squared IX & x... by the intro duction of high performance computing. One of the major disadvantages of this approach . to gradient design is the amount of time taken to produce results, and high performance computing has the potential to reduce this. The amount by which a...

Williams, Guy Barnett

2001-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

189

PATTERNS OF LEAF WETTABILITY ALONG AN EXTREME MOISTURE GRADIENT IN WESTERN PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA  

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PATTERNS OF LEAF WETTABILITY ALONG AN EXTREME MOISTURE GRADIENT IN WESTERN PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA Patagonia, Argentina. Morphological and structural characteristics of leaves significantly affected leaf surfaces. Keywords: leaf wetness, morphology, water droplet, Patagonia, gradient. Introduction A large

Brewer, Carol

190

Creation of nonlinear density gradients for use in internal wave research  

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A method was developed to create a nonlinear density gradient in a tank of water. Such gradients are useful for studying internal waves, an ocean phenomenon that plays an important role in climate and ocean circulation. ...

Harris, Victoria Sin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of subsea pump technologies that can be used to achieve dual gradient drilling  

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Dual Gradient Drilling is an exciting technology which promises to solve the current technical hurdles and economic risks of Deepwater Drilling. Several techniques for Dual Gradient Drilling have been proposed to the industry. One such method...

Oluwadairo, Tolulope

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

192

Generating spatially and temporally controllable long-range concentration gradients in a microfluidic device  

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Concentration gradients have important applications in chemical and biological studies. Here we have achieved rapid generation of spatially and temporally controllable concentration gradients of diffusible molecules (i.e. ...

Vidula, Mahesh K.

193

Geothermal gradient map of the conterminous United States. Second edition  

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The second edition of the Geothermal Gradient Map of the Conterminous United States (Kron and Stix 1982) is described and the changes made since the first edition (Kron and Heiken 1980) are compared. The second edition of the map presents a compilation of over 1700 wells that have been measured for temperature belwo 50 m and whose temperature/depth profiles are linear, or composed of linear segments which reflect changes in the thermal conductivity of the rocks rather than hydrology. The data are displayed at an enlarged scale of 1:2,500,000 and in a new format which shows the location, depth, and gradient of each well in a single color-coded symbol. This edition contains over two times the amount of data shown on the first map and is accompained by a table, listing for each well its location, depth, gradient, heat flow (where available), thermal conductivity (where available), and a reference. Over 200 references have been consulted and are presented with the data.

Kron, A.; Stix, J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

CONTINUOUS EDGE GRADIENT-BASED TEMPLATE MATCHING FOR ARTICULATED OBJECTS  

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template matching, deformable object detection, confidence map, edge feature, graphics hardware In this paper, we propose a novel edge gradient based template matching method for object detection. In contrast to other methods, ours does not perform any binarization or discretization during the online matching. This is facilitated by a new continuous edge gradient similarity measure. Its main components are a novel edge gradient operator, which is applied to query and template images, and the formulation as a convolution, which can be computed very efficiently in Fourier space. We compared our method to a state-of-the-art chamfer based matching method. The results demonstrate that our method is much more robust against weak edge response and yields much better confidence maps with fewer maxima that are also more significant. In addition, our method lends itself well to efficient implementation on GPUs: at a query image resolution of 320 256 and a template resolution of 80 80 we can generate about 330 confidence maps per second. 1

Daniel Mohr; Gabriel Zachmann

195

Statistical Estimates For Channel Flows Driven By A Pressure Gradient  

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We present rigorous estimates for some physical quantities related to turbulent and non-turbulent channel flows driven by a uniform pressure gradient. Such results are based on the concept of stationary statistical solution, which is related to the notion of ensemble average for flows in statistical equilibrium. We provide a lower bound estimate for the mean skin friction coefficient and improve on a previous upper bound estimate for the same quantity; both estimates in terms of the Reynolds number. We also present lower and upper bound estimates for the mean rate of energy dissipation, the mean longitudinal velocity (in the direction of the pressure gradient), and the mean kinetic energy. In particular, we obtain an upper bound related to the energy dissipation law, namely that the mean rate of energy dissipation is essentially bounded by a non-dimensional universal constant times the cube of the mean longitudinal velocity over a characteristic macro-scale length. Finally, we investigate the scale-by-scale energy injection due to the pressure gradient, proving an upper bound estimate for the decrease of this energy injection as the scale length decreases.

Fabio Ramos; Ricardo Rosa; Roger Temam

2006-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

196

Solar rotation rate and its gradients during cycle 23  

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Available helioseismic data now span almost the entire solar activity cycle 23 making it possible to study solar-cycle related changes of the solar rotation rate in detail. In this paper we study how the solar rotation rate, in particular, the zonal flows change with time. In addition to the zonal flows that show a well known pattern in the solar convection zone, we also study changes in the radial and latitudinal gradients of the rotation rate, particularly in the shear layer that is present in the immediate sub-surface layers of the Sun. In the case of the zonal-flow pattern, we find that the band indicating fast rotating region close to the equator seems to have bifurcated around 2005. Our investigation of the rotation-rate gradients show that the relative variation in the rotation-rate gradients is about 20% or more of their average values, which is much larger than the relative variation in the rotation rate itself. These results can be used to test predictions of various solar dynamo models.

H. M. Antia; Sarbani Basu; S. M. Chitre

2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

197

Diffusion coefficient and radial gradient of galactic cosmic rays  

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We present the temporal changes of the diffusion coefficient K of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) at the Earth orbit calculated based on the experimental data using two different methods. The first approach is based on the Parker convection-diffusion approximation of GCR modulation [1]: i.e. K~Vr=dI where dI is the variation of the GCR intensity measured by neutron monitors (NM),V is the solar wind velocity and r is the radial distance. The second approach is based on the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) data. It was suggested that parallel mean free path can be expressed in terms of B as in [2]-[4]. Using data of the product of the parallel mean free path and radial gradient of GCR calculated based on the GCR anisotropy data (Ahluwalia et al., this conference ICRC 2013, poster ID: 487 [5]), we estimate the temporal changes of the radial gradient of GCR at the Earth orbit. We show that the radial gradient exhibits a strong solar cycle dependence (11-year variation) and a weak solar magnetic cycle dependence (2...

Modzelewska, Renata

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

RAL-TR-2002-034 A Stopping Criterion for the Conjugate Gradient Algorithm in  

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Method Framework Mario Arioli 1 ABSTRACT The Conjugate Gradient method has always been successfully used for the conjugate gradient method 5 4 Numerical experiments 10 4.1 L-shape test problems stopping criterion for the conjugate gradient algorithm. The #12;nite element method approximates the weak

Mihajlovic, Milan D.

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Ilya Lashuk and Andrew Knyazev 1 Steepest descent and conjugate gradient methods  

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Ilya Lashuk and Andrew Knyazev 1 Steepest descent and conjugate gradient methods with variable Mountain Conference 2006 Steepest descent and conjugate gradient methods with variable preconditioning #12 Steepest descent and conjugate gradient methods with variable preconditioning #12;Ilya Lashuk and Andrew

Knyazev, Andrew

200

Inverse estimation of surface heating condition in a three-dimensional object using conjugate gradient method  

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heat conduction Laser Gaussian profile Conjugate gradient method a b s t r a c t Temperature and heat gradient method Jianhua Zhou, Yuwen Zhang *, J.K. Chen, Z.C. Feng Department of Mechanical and Aerospace gradient method (CGM) with temperature and heat flux measured on back surface (opposite to the heated

Zhang, Yuwen

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201

A Set of Conjugate Gradient Routines for Real and Complex Arithmetics  

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The Conjugate Gradient method was proposed in different versions in the early 50s in separate contributionsA Set of Conjugate Gradient Routines for Real and Complex Arithmetics Valerie Fraysse Luc Giraud of the preconditioned conjugate gradient (CG) algorithm for both real and complex, single and double precision

202

Preconditioned conjugate gradient method for the sparse generalized eigenvalue problem in electronic structure  

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Preconditioned conjugate gradient method for the sparse generalized eigenvalue problem based on the conjugate gradient method is presented. The method is applied to firstprinciples elec problem, cast into variational form, is solved by the conjugate gradient method without first transforming

Haynes, Peter

203

Performance and Scalability of Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Methods on Parallel Computers \\Lambda  

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Performance and Scalability of Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Methods on Parallel Computersscale parallel computers, iterative methods such as the Conjugate Gradient method for solving such systems of an iteration of the Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Algorithm on parallel architectures with a variety

Kumar, Vipin

204

A Set of Conjugate Gradient Routines for Real and Complex Arithmetics  

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systems, Krylov methods, CG, reverse communication, distributed mem ory. 1 The Conjugate Gradient algorithm 1.1 General description The Conjugate Gradient method was proposed in di#erent versions with the symmetric Lanczos matrix There is a close relationship between the conjugate gradient method and the Lanczos

205

Solving a Two-Dimensional Elliptic Model Problem with the Conjugate Gradient Method Using  

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Solving a Two-Dimensional Elliptic Model Problem with the Conjugate Gradient Method Using Matrix Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method in Matlab can be optimized in terms of wall clock time and, more-free Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method. This superior algorithm computes the same numerical solution to our

Gobbert, Matthias K.

206

Conjugate gradient method for dual-dual mixed formulations Gabriel N. Gatica y Norbert Heuer z  

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Conjugate gradient method for dual-dual mixed formulations #3; Gabriel N. Gatica y Norbert Heuer z, the conjugate gradient method with this special inner product can be used as iterative solver. For a model-dual variational formulation, conjugate gradient method. Mathematics subject classi#12;cations (1991). 65N30, 65N22

Heuer, Norbert

207

Convergence of Three-term Conjugate Gradient Methods Y. H. Dai and Y. Yuan  

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Convergence of Three-term Conjugate Gradient Methods Y. H. Dai and Y. Yuan State Key Laboratory@lsec.cc.ac.cn, yyx@lsec.cc.ac.cn Abstract This paper studies the three-term conjugate gradient method for unconstrained opti- mization. The method includes the classical (two-term) conjugate gradient method

Yuan, Ya-xiang

208

Time Complexity of a Parallel Conjugate Gradient Solver for Light Scattering Simulations  

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parallelization for distributed memory computers of a preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method, applied to solve of the Conjugate Gradient method is analyzed theoretically. First expressions for the execution time for three, preconditioned conjugate gradient method, data decomposition, time complexity analysis, performance measurement

Hoffmann, Walter

209

A fast GPU Implementation of the Deflated Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method  

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A fast GPU Implementation of the Deflated Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method List of authors to the fastest method: DIPCG2. (CGVV) Conjugate Gradient - Vanilla Version, (CGBIC) Conjugate Gradient Preconditioned Conjugate Gra- dient Method. Most of the important building blocks of this algorithm could

Boyer, Edmond

210

The Role of the Inner Product in Stopping Criteria for Conjugate Gradient Iterations  

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stopping criteria are derived for conjugate gradient (CG) methods, based on iteration parameters criteria, conjugate gradient methods, B-normal matrices 1 Introduction Unlike a direct method, an iterative1 The Role of the Inner Product in Stopping Criteria for Conjugate Gradient Iterations S. F. Ashby

Holst, Michael J.

211

Implementation of a parallel conjugate gradient method for simulation of elastic light scattering  

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1 Implementation of a parallel conjugate gradient method for simulation of elastic light scattering solved with (preconditioned) conjugate gradient methods. For realistic problems the size of the matrix gradient method for this type of problems, with emphasis on coarse grain distributed memory implementations

212

Copyright information to be inserted by the Publishers ANALYSIS ON THE CONJUGATE GRADIENT  

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Copyright information to be inserted by the Publishers ANALYSIS ON THE CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD YA 17 January 1993) In this paper we analyze the conjugate gradient method when the objective function is quadratic. We apply backward analyses to study the quadratic termination of the conjugate gradient method

Yuan, Ya-xiang

213

Exploiting hyper-sparsity when computing preconditioners for conjugate gradients in interior point methods  

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for conjugate gradients in interior point methods 1 #12;Hyper-sparsity in operations with B-1 Represent B-1 computing preconditioners for conjugate gradients in interior point methods 3 #12;Interior point methods computing preconditioners for conjugate gradients in interior point methods 4 #12;Design

Hall, Julian

214

Algorithm PREQN: Fortran 77 Subroutines for Preconditioning the Conjugate Gradient Method  

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Algorithm PREQN: Fortran 77 Subroutines for Preconditioning the Conjugate Gradient Method Jos subroutines for automatically generating pre conditioners for the conjugate gradient method. It is designed the conjugate gradient method. They are designed for solving a sequence of linear systems, A i x = b i ; i = 1

Nocedal, Jorge

215

A conjugate-gradient based approach for approximate solutions of quadratic programs  

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on the two-norm of the columns, the method is equivalent to the conjugate-gradient method. Further, the above, the numerical results demonstrate that, like the conjugate-gradient method, a rapid decrease of the objective. column generation, conjugate-gradient method, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, step

Forsgren, Anders

216

3D Shape from Silhouette Points in Registered 2D Images Using Conjugate Gradient Method  

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3D Shape from Silhouette Points in Registered 2D Images Using Conjugate Gradient Method Andrzej version of the conjugate gradient method. We take advantage of the structure of the problem to make polynomial function. The approximate problem is solved using a nonlinear conjugate gradient solver that takes

Hoff, William A.

217

Algorithm PREQN: Fortran 77 Subroutines for Preconditioning the Conjugate Gradient Method  

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Algorithm PREQN: Fortran 77 Subroutines for Preconditioning the Conjugate Gradient Method Jose Luis for automatically generating pre- conditioners for the conjugate gradient method. It is designed for solving: Preconditioning, conjugate gradient method, quasi- Newton method, Hessian-free Newton method, limited memory

Nocedal, Jorge

218

PRECONDITIONED CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS FOR THE INCOMPRESSIBLE NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS  

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PRECONDITIONED CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS FOR THE INCOMPRESSIBLE NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS P. CHIN of using a conjugate gradient type method with an incomplete LU factorization preconditioner for two is to use an iterative matrix method. Recently, several authors have applied conjugate gradient type methods

Waterloo, University of

219

Parallelizable Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Methods for the Cray Y-MP and the TMC CM-2  

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Parallelizable Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Methods for the Cray Y-MP and the TMC CM-2 William preconditioned conjugate gradient methods to the numerical solution of the diffusion equation governing the flow provides a comparison of the performance characteristics of several preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG

Navon, Michael

220

A MULTI-PRECONDITIONED CONJUGATE GRADIENT ROBERT BRIDSON AND CHEN GREIF  

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propose a generalization of the conjugate gradient method that uses multiple preconditioners, combining and differences with the standard and block conjugate gradient methods. Numerical examples illustrate and validate, preconditioning, Krylov subspace solvers 1. Introduction. The conjugate gradient (CG) method is celebrating its 53

Bridson, Robert

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A SURVEY OF NONLINEAR CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS WILLIAM W. HAGER AND HONGCHAO ZHANG  

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A SURVEY OF NONLINEAR CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHODS WILLIAM W. HAGER AND HONGCHAO ZHANG Abstract. This paper reviews the development of different versions of nonlinear conjugate gradient methods, with special attention given to global convergence properties. Key words. Nonlinear conjugate gradient methods

Zhang, Hongchao

222

ON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE CONJUGATE-GRADIENT METHOD ON ILL-CONDITIONED PROBLEMS  

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ON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE CONJUGATE-GRADIENT METHOD ON ILL-CONDITIONED PROBLEMS Anders FORSGREN Abstract We study the behavior of the conjugate-gradient method for solving a set of linear equations. conjugate-gradient method, symmetric positive-definite ma- trix, ill-conditioning AMS subject

Forsgren, Anders

223

On the Relation Between Steep Monoclinal Flexure Zones and Steep Hydraulic Gradients  

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On the Relation Between Steep Monoclinal Flexure Zones and Steep Hydraulic Gradients by Y. Yechieli1, U. Kafri2, S. Wollman2, V. Lyakhovsky2, and R. Weinberger2 Abstract Steep hydraulic gradients of the hydraulic conductivity, which is responsible for the steep gradients, has seldom been studied. We present

Lyakhovsky, Vladimir

224

Adaptive Restart for Accelerated Gradient Schemes Brendan O'Donoghue Emmanuel Cand`es  

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Adaptive Restart for Accelerated Gradient Schemes Brendan O'Donoghue Emmanuel Cand`es April 13- matically improve the convergence rate of accelerated gradient schemes. The analysis of the technique relies. In what we refer to as the `high momentum' regime the iterates generated by an accelerated gradient scheme

Candes, Emmanuel J.

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The crystal and magnetic structures of LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 3-x}M{sub x}O{sub 8} (M=Al, Ga, In)  

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LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 3}O{sub 8} (A{sub 3}B{sub 3}O{sub 8}) is an example of a layered structure in that it consists of pairs of octahedral, perovskite-like layers alternating with a single tetrahedral layer. This work explores the doping of non-magnetic group 13 elements, M=Al, Ga and In, onto the B-site of LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 3-x}M{sub x}O{sub 8} as a function of x. The structural and magnetic effects are examined using a combination of neutron and X-ray diffraction. Solubility limits are established. It is found that for M=Ga the solubility limit occurs between x=1.0 and x=1.25, for the synthesis conditions used, while there is evidence for low (x<0.25) but non-zero substitution of Al. Structural refinements at x=1 suggest that Ga prefers neither the tetrahedral nor octahedral sites. The magnetic structure of LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}GaO{sub 8} has been examined using neutron diffraction at 3.2 K and room temperature. At low temperature the staggered moment per Fe{sup 3+} is 3.8(1){mu}{sub B} in LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 3}O{sub 8} and 4.8(1){mu}{sub B} in LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}GaO{sub 8}. The magnetic space group (P{sub 2b}2{sub 1} Prime ma Prime ) and moment direction (along c) does not appear to change with Ga substitution. - Graphical abstract: Solubility limits for group 13 elements in LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 3}O{sub 8}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Solubility limits for group 13 elements in LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 3}O{sub 8} are determined. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Evolution of the magnetic structure with temperature and doping is explored using neutron scattering. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The magnetic space group is quoted as P{sub 2b}2{sub 1}'ma' and the staggered moments are obtained for LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 3}O{sub 8} and LaCa{sub 2}Fe{sub 2}GaO{sub 8}.

Goossens, D.J., E-mail: goossens@rsc.anu.edu.au [Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra 0200 (Australia); Henderson, L.S.F.; Trevena, S. [School of Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra 0200 (Australia)] [School of Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra 0200 (Australia); Hudspeth, J.M. [Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra 0200 (Australia)] [Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra 0200 (Australia); Avdeev, M.; Hester, J.R. [The Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234 (Australia)] [The Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234 (Australia)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High and ulta-high gradient quadrupole magnets  

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Small bore conventional dc quadrupoles with apertures from 1 to 2.578cm were designed and prototypes built and measured. New fabrication techniques including the use of wire electric discharge milling (EDM) to economically generate the pole tip contours and aperture tolerances are described. Magnetic measurement data from a prototype of a 1cm aperture quadrupole with possible use in future e/sup +//e/sup -/ super colliders are presented. At a current of 400A, the lens achieved a gradient of 2.475 T/cm, and had an efficiency of 76.6%.

Brunk, W.O.; Walz, D.R.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The gradient flow running coupling with twisted boundary conditions  

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We study the gradient flow for Yang-Mills theories with twisted boundary conditions. The perturbative behavior of the energy density $\\langle E(t)\\rangle$ is used to define a running coupling at a scale given by the linear size of the finite volume box. We compute the non-perturbative running of the pure gauge $SU(2)$ coupling constant and conclude that the technique is well suited for further applications due to the relatively mild cutoff effects of the step scaling function and the high numerical precision that can be achieved in lattice simulations. We also comment on the inclusion of matter fields.

A. Ramos

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of high gradient insulators by stack compression  

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Individual layers of a high gradient insulator (HGI) are first pre-cut to their final dimensions. The pre-cut layers are then stacked to form an assembly that is subsequently pressed into an HGI unit with the desired dimension. The individual layers are stacked, and alignment is maintained, using a sacrificial alignment tube that is removed after the stack is hot pressed. The HGI's are used as high voltage vacuum insulators in energy storage and transmission structures or devices, e.g. in particle accelerators and pulsed power systems.

Harris, John Richardson; Sanders, Dave; Hawkins, Steven Anthony; Norona, Marcelo

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting travelling wave ring with high gradient accelerating section  

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Use of a superconducting traveling wave accelerating (STWA) structure instead of a standing wave cavity has major advantages in increasing the accelerating gradient in the ILC. In contrast with standing wave cavity STWA requires feedback loop, which sends wave from the structure output to input, making a superconducting traveling wave ring (STWR). One or few input couplers need to excite STWR and compensate power dissipations due to beam loading. To control traveling wave regime in the structure two independent knobs can be used for tuning both resonant ring frequency and backward wave. We discuss two variants of the STWR with one and two feed couplers.

Avrakhov, P.; Solyak, N.; /Fermilab

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gradient index liquid crystal devices and method of fabrication thereof  

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Laser beam apodizers using cholesteric liquid crystals provides soft edge profile by use of two separate cholesteric liquid crystal mixtures with different selective reflection bands which in an overlap region have a gradient index where reflectivity changes as a function of position. The apodizers can be configured as a one-dimensional beam apod INTRODUCTION The U.S. government has rights in the invention under Contract No. DE-FC03-85DP40200 between the University of Rochester and the Department of Energy.

Lee, J.C.; Jacobs, S.

1991-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

231

Formation of Complex Structures in Dusty Plasmas under Temperature Gradients  

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Thermophoretic effects on dust structures under temperature gradients in glow and radio-frequency discharge plasmas are studied experimentally. The geometry of dust structures consisting of micrometer-sized polydisperse grains depends on heat release in the plasma. Thermophoretic forces associated with heat release can control the formation of dust structures of different geometries. A theoretical model is proposed to describe dust separation with respect to grain size caused by the effects of radial electrostatic and thermophoretic forces. The glow discharge currents under critical conditions for grain separation predicted by the model agree with those observed experimentally.

Vasilyak, L.M.; Vetchinin, S.P.; Polyakov, D.N.; Fortov, V.E. [Institute for High Energy Densities, Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 125412 (Russian Federation)

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manipulation of Colloids by Nonequilibrium Depletion Force in Temperature Gradient  

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The non-equilibrium distribution of colloids in a polymer solution under a temperature gradient is studied experimentally. A slight increase of local temperature by a focused laser drives the colloids towards the hot region, resulting in the trapping of the colloids irrespective of their own thermophoretic properties. An amplification of the trapped colloid density with the polymer concentration is measured, and is quantitatively explained by hydrodynamic theory. The origin of the attraction is a migration of colloids driven by a non-uniform polymer distribution sustained by the polymer's thermophoresis. These results show how to control thermophoretic properties of colloids.

Hong-Ren Jiang; Hirofumi Wada; Natsuhiko Yoshinaga; Masaki Sano

2009-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron geodesic acoustic modes in electron temperature gradient mode turbulence  

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In this work, the first demonstration of an electron branch of the geodesic acoustic mode (el-GAM) driven by electron temperature gradient (ETG) modes is presented. The work is based on a fluid description of the ETG mode retaining non-adiabatic ions and the dispersion relation for el-GAMs driven nonlinearly by ETG modes is derived. A new saturation mechanism for ETG turbulence through the interaction with el-GAMs is found, resulting in a significantly enhanced ETG turbulence saturation level compared to the mixing length estimate.

Anderson, Johan; Nordman, Hans [Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden); Singh, Raghvendra; Kaw, Predhiman [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382428 (India)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High Gradient Inverse Free Electron Laser (IFEL) Accelerator  

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Compensated geothermal gradient: new map of old data  

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Bottom-hole temperature measurement is one of the oldest forms of downhole information acquired by the oil industry. Old and new geothermal maps that are based on these measurements have invariably been drawn with an assumed constant or average ground surface temperature over the mapped areas. However, near ground-surface equilibrium temperature is a variable rather than a constant over any region; therefore, old and current geothermal gradient mapping methods give a false impression of the true thermal level of subsurface strata, and may lead to erroneous results of temperature-based calculations, such as the TTI. In this paper, a geothermal mapping method is presented in which extrapolated surface temperature is coupled with the corresponding geothermal gradient over the mapped area. The method was tested on areas in the Middle East and Africa. Results indicate that it is especially effective in delineating loci of vertical geothermal heat flux carried upwards by ascending subsurface fluids; such areas are preferential sites for hydrocarbon entrapment, especially in young sedimentary basins where migration is still in progress.

Ibrahim, M.W.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-High Gradient Dielectric Wakefield Accelerator Experiments  

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Ultra-high gradient dielectric wakefield accelerators are a potential option for a linear collider afterburner since they are immune to the ion collapse and electron/positron asymmetry problems implicit in a plasma based afterburner. The first phase of an experiment to study the performance of dielectric Cerenkov wakefield accelerating structures at extremely high gradients in the GV/m range has been completed. The experiment took advantage of the unique SLAC FFTB electron beam and its ultra-short pulse lengths and high currents (e.g., {sigma}{sub z} = 20 {micro}m at Q = 3 nC). The FFTB electron beam was successfully focused down and sent through short lengths of fused silica capillary tubing (ID = 200 {micro}m/OD = 325 {micro}m). The pulse length of the electron beam was varied to produce a range of electric fields between 2 and 20 GV/m at the inner surface of the dielectric tubes. We observed a sharp increase in optical emissions from the capillaries in the middle part of this surface field range which we believe indicates the transition between sustainable field levels and breakdown. If this initial interpretation is correct, the surfaced fields that were sustained equate to on axis accelerating field of several GV/m. In future experiments being developed for the SLAC SABER and BNL ATF we plan to use the coherent Cerenkov radiation emitted from the capillary tube as a field strength diagnostic and demonstrate GV/m range particle energy gain.

Thompson, M C; Badakov, H; Rosenzweig, J B; Travish, G; Hogan, M; Ischebeck, R; Kirby, N; Siemann, R; Walz, D; Muggli, P; Scott, A; Yoder, R

2006-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-High Gradient Dielectric Wakefield Accelerator Experiments  

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Ultra-high gradient dielectric wakefield accelerators are a potential option for a linear collider afterburner since they are immune to the ion collapse and electron/positron asymmetry problems implicit in a plasma based afterburner. The first phase of an experiment to study the performance of dielectric Cerenkov wakefield accelerating structures at extremely high gradients in the GV/m range has been completed. The experiment took advantage of the unique SLAC FFTB electron beam and its ultra-short pulse lengths and high currents (e.g., {sigma}z = 20 {mu}m at Q = 3 nC). The FFTB electron beam was successfully focused down and sent through short lengths of fused silica capillary tubing (ID = 200 {mu}m / OD = 325 {mu}m). The pulse length of the electron beam was varied to produce a range of electric fields between 2 and 20 GV/m at the inner surface of the dielectric tubes. We observed a sharp increase in optical emissions from the capillaries in the middle part of this surface field range which we believe indicates the transition between sustainable field levels and breakdown. If this initial interpretation is correct, the surfaced fields that were sustained equate to on axis accelerating field of several GV/m. In future experiments being developed for the SLAC SABER and BNL ATF we plan to use the coherent Cerenkov radiation emitted from the capillary tube as a field strength diagnostic and demonstrate GV/m range particle energy gain.

Thompson, M. C. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, 90095 (United States); Badakov, H.; Rosenzweig, J. B.; Travis, G. [UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, California, 90095 (United States); Hogan, M.; Ischebeck, R.; Kirby, N.; Siemann, R.; Walz, D. [Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California, 94309 (United States); Muggli, P. [University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, 90089 (United States); Scott, A. [UCSB Department of Physics, Santa Barbara, California, 93106 (United States); Yoder, R. [Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, 10471 (United States)

2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytic energy gradients for constrained DFT-configuration interaction  

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The constrained density functional theory-configuration interaction (CDFT-CI) method has previously been used to calculate ground-state energies and barrier heights, and to describe electronic excited states, in particular conical intersections. However, the method has been limited to evaluating the electronic energy at just a single nuclear configuration, with the gradient of the energy being available only via finite difference. In this paper, we present analytic gradients of the CDFT-CI energy with respect to nuclear coordinates, which gives the potential for accurate geometry optimization and molecular dynamics on both the ground and excited electronic states, a realm which is currently quite challenging for electronic structure theory. We report the performance of CDFT-CI geometry optimization for representative reaction transition states as well as molecules in an excited state. The overall accuracy of CDFT-CI for computing barrier heights is essentially unchanged whether the energies are evaluated at geometries obtained from quadratic configuration-interaction singles and doubles (QCISD) or CDFT-CI, indicating that CDFT-CI produces very good reaction transition states. These results open up tantalizing possibilities for future work on excited states.

Kaduk, Benjamin; Tsuchimochi, Takashi; Van Voorhis, Troy, E-mail: tvan@mit.edu [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback Mechanism for Microtubule Length Regulation by Stathmin Gradients  

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We formulate and analyze a theoretical model for the regulation of microtubule (MT) polymerization dynamics by the signaling proteins Rac1 and stathmin. In cells, the MT growth rate is inhibited by cytosolic stathmin, which, in turn, is inactivated by Rac1. Growing MTs activate Rac1 at the cell edge, which closes a positive feedback loop. We investigate both tubulin sequestering and catastrophe promotion as mechanisms for MT growth inhibition by stathmin. For a homogeneous stathmin concentration in the absence of Rac1, we find a switch-like regulation of the MT mean length by stathmin. For constitutively active Rac1 at the cell edge, stathmin is deactivated locally, which establishes a spatial gradient of active stathmin. In this gradient, we find a stationary bimodal MT length distributions for both mechanisms of MT growth inhibition by stathmin. One subpopulation of the bimodal length distribution can be identified with fast growing and long pioneering MTs in the region near the cell edge, which have been observed experimentally. The feedback loop is closed through Rac1 activation by MTs. For tubulin sequestering by stathmin, this establishes a bistable switch with two stable states: one stable state corresponds to upregulated MT mean length and bimodal MT length distributions, i.e., pioneering MTs; the other stable state corresponds to an interrupted feedback with short MTs. Stochastic effects as well as external perturbations can trigger switching events. For catastrophe promoting stathmin we do not find bistability.

Maria Zeitz; Jan Kierfeld

2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A linear helicon plasma device with controllable magnetic field gradient  

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Current free double layers (CFDLs) are localized potential structures having spatial dimensions - Debye lengths and potential drops of more than local electron temperature across them. CFDLs do not need a current for them to be sustained and hence they differ from the current driven double layers. Helicon antenna produced plasmas in an expanded chamber along with an expanding magnetic field have shown the existence of CFDL near the expansion region. A helicon plasma device has been designed, fabricated, and installed in the Institute for Plasma Research, India to study the role of maximum magnetic field gradient as well as its location with respect to the geometrical expansion region of the chamber in CFDL formation. The special feature of this machine consisting of two chambers of different radii is its capability of producing different magnetic field gradients near the physical boundary between the two chambers either by changing current in one particular coil in the direction opposite to that in other coils and/or by varying the position of this particular coil. Although, the machine is primarily designed for CFDL experiments, it is also capable of carrying out many basic plasma physics experiments such as wave propagation, wave coupling, and plasma instabilities in a varying magnetic field topology. In this paper, we will present the details of the machine construction, its specialties, and some preliminary results about the production and characterization of helicon plasma in this machine.

Barada, Kshitish K.; Chattopadhyay, P. K.; Ghosh, J.; Kumar, Sunil; Saxena, Y. C. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382428 (India)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric-Lined High-Gradient Accelerator Structure  

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Rectangular particle accelerator structures with internal planar dielectric elements have been studied, with a view towards devising structures with lower surface fields for a given accelerating field, as compared with structures without dielectrics. Success with this concept is expected to allow operation at higher accelerating gradients than otherwise on account of reduced breakdown probabilities. The project involves studies of RF breakdown on amorphous dielectrics in test cavities that could enable high-gradient structures to be built for a future multi-TeV collider. The aim is to determine what the limits are for RF fields at the surfaces of selected dielectrics, and the resulting acceleration gradient that could be achieved in a working structure. The dielectric of principal interest in this study is artificial CVD diamond, on account of its advertised high breakdown field ({approx}2 GV/m for dc), low loss tangent, and high thermal conductivity. Experimental studies at mm-wavelengths on materials and structures for achieving high acceleration gradient were based on the availability of the 34.3 GHz third-harmonic magnicon amplifier developed by Omega-P, and installed at the Yale University Beam Physics Laboratory. Peak power from the magnicon was measured to be about 20 MW in 0.5 {micro}s pulses, with a gain of 54 dB. Experiments for studying RF high-field effects on CVD diamond samples failed to show any evidence after more than 10{sup 5} RF pulses of RF breakdown up to a tangential surface field strength of 153 MV/m; studies at higher fields were not possible due to a degradation in magnicon performance. A rebuild of the tube is underway at this writing. Computed performance for a dielectric-loaded rectangular accelerator structure (DLA) shows highly competitive properties, as compared with an existing all-metal structure. For example, comparisons were made of a DLA structure having two planar CVD diamond elements with a all-metal CERN structure HDS operating at 30 GHz. It was shown that the ratio of maximum surface electric field to accelerating field at the metal wall is only 0.35-0.4 for DLA, much smaller than the value 2.2 for HDS; and the ratio of surface magnetic field to accelerating field is 3.0 mA/V for DLA, compared with 3.45 mA/V for HDS. These values bode well for DLA in helping to avoid breakdown and to reducing pulsed surface heating and fatigue. The shunt impedance is found to be 160-175 M{Omega}/m for DLA, as compared to 99 M{Omega}/m for HDS. Conclusions are reached from this project that CVD diamond appears promising as a dielectric with a high threshold for RF breakdown, and that rectangular accelerator structures can be devised using planar CVD diamond elements that could be operated at higher acceleration gradients with low probability of RF breakdown, as compared with corresponding all-metallic structures.

Jay L. Hirshfield

2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Vapor Radiometry : Outline of Goals and Tasks for the Spring Semester 2001  

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that can accu­ rately measure the spectrum of the water vapor emis­ sion. The current receivers follow, as in a conventional re­ ceiver, the correlation receiver splits the rf signal into two with a splitter that follows the feed horn. Both branches are mixed with a carefully controlled ther­ mal load. A 180 ffi phase shift

Backer, Don

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Raman gain from waveguides inscribed in KGd,,WO4...2 by high repetition rate femtosecond laser  

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-order nonlinear susceptibility, high ther- mal conductivity, and strong Raman conversion properties. KGW has potential for enhanced non- linear device performance through longer interaction lengths with high amorphous glasses8 and crystalline materials such as lithium niobate,9 quartz,10 Ti:sapphire,11 and KY WO4 2

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE C O / / O ~ U ~C9, suppitnent au no 11-12, Tonlc~34, Noetnbre-Dcembre 1973, page C9-2 17 DFORMATION PLASTIQUE A BASSE TEMPRATURE  

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, page C9-2 17 DFORMATION PLASTIQUE A BASSE TEMPRATURE DU FLUORURE DE LITHIUM IRRADI M. CAGNON taille croit avec la dose d'irradiation). Abstract. - Results are presented for the plastic properties for the ther- mal part of the flow stress by elastic interaction with moviiig dislocations (their number does

Boyer, Edmond

245

Temperature-aware Scheduling for Embedded Heterogeneous MPSoCs with Special Purpose IP Cores  

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and thermal envelope. Heteroge- neous MPSoCs provide even better performance and power Permission to make propose a thermal management tech- nique which reduces the performance penalty of central ther- mal, our technique can reduce the occurence of thermal violations by at least 3X while improving

Simunic, Tajana

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International Conference of Modeling, Optimization and Simulation -MOSIM'12 June 6-8, 2012 -Bordeaux -France  

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of the electric motor (electric bicycle on hybrid ther- mal/electric vehicle. An electric motor supplied by a battery constitutes a reversible OF MINIMAL ENERGY CONTROLS FOR AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE D. GROSSOLEIL, D.MEIZEL XLIM, UMR CNRS Limoges University

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Carrier pocket engineering applied to ``strained'' Si/Ge superlattices to design useful thermoelectric materials  

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thermoelectric materials T. Koga,a) X. Sun, S. B. Cronin, and M. S. Dresselhausb) Department of Physics to provide a promising strategy for designing materials with a large thermoelectric figure of merit ZT is already a good thermoelectric material, 3 the reduction of the lattice ther- mal conductivity ph due

Cronin, Steve

248

Chelated Indium Activable Tracers for Geothermal Reservoirs  

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Center (SLAC), for providing the califclmiurh-252 neutron source. Appreciation is extended to Lew, rock size, and temperature on the tracer adsoqjtion and ther- mal degradation. The rock employed for these measurements was gragwacke, a prek valent rock type at The Geysers, California geothermal field. The re

Stanford University

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Benthic microbial mats: a possible major component of organic matter accumulation in the Lower Aptian oceanic anoxic event  

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-rich sample is a sample with more than 1% TOC, which is considered as a potential source rock in petroleum were analysed by Rock-Eval pyrolysis (Espitalie et al., 1985a,b, 1986) in order to obtain TOC, hydrogen index (HI) and ther- mal maturity (Tmax) data. A thin section and palynological slide of each

Gilli, Adrian

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ELSEVIER Fusion Engineering and Design 29 (1995) 43.~50 Engineering  

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electric output to the distribution grid [3]. Ther- mal cycling of heat transport and power conversion 0920 at a constant temperature to the primary heat exchanger. Several conventional TES systems were evaluated dur MW(e) output during the dwell period of 200 s. Thermal energy resulting from direct nuclear heating

Najmabadi, Farrokh

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DOI: 10.1007/s00339-004-2690-2 Appl. Phys. A 79, 855857 (2004)  

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to femtosecond laser excitation. Using molecular dynamics simulations based on a tight-binding electronic ther- mal motion, phonons are excited incoherently. In order to simulate the dynamical process of laser Hamiltonian we discuss two examples of laser-induced coherent phonons: (1) excitation of the E2g1 phonon mode

Dumitrica,Traian

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Time series analysis of infrared satellite data for detecting  

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successfully detected ther- mal anomalies in TIR data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR algorithm that analyzes thermal infrared satellite time series data to detect and quantify the excess energy. These instruments provide data over potentially dangerous, high-temperature phenomena, such as volcanic eruptions

Wright, Robert

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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power generation gas turbines and jet engines. As the energy efficiency of gas turbines in- creases to pro- vide thermal protection to turbine blades and vanes in the hottest sections of both electric with turbine inlet turbine, advances in turbine efficiency depend on improved ther- mal barrier coatings

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Design for, and Evaluation of Life Cycle Performance  

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?. DESIGN FOR, AND EVALUATION OF LIFE CYCLE PERFORMANCE David J. Ahner Eldon W. Hall GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK ABSTRACT EQUIPMENT DEGRADATION Project evaluation necessarily requires performance estimates over..., operating procedures, equipment availabilities, etc. This paper discusses the general nature, and the ther mal interaction of power plant components as individual equipment degradation occurs, describing overall plant performance trends and quant...

Ahner, D. J.; Hall, E. W.

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Application Level Optimizations for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Stability  

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-efficiency, and (ii) the effect of temperature optimization on system-level energy consumption. 1. INTRODUCTION Recent]. A closely related issue is ther- mal management: High power consumption not only increases opera- tional challenges--Performance, Energy, and Temperature (PET)--solely through novel hardware design. We know

Coskun, Ayse

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Analysis of the reduced thermal conductivity in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers from chirp characteristics  

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injection which we term "thermal impact" , the ther- mal conductivity of the active region is estimatedAnalysis of the reduced thermal conductivity in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers from chirp; published online 21 September 2006 The thermal conductivity of self-organized quantum dot QD active regions

Klotzkin, David

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Ion acoustic shock formation in a converging magnetic field geometry Q.-Z. Luo, N. D'Angelo, and R. L. Merlino  

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. L. Merlino Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 with the interaction of planets with the solar wind and the interaction of comets with the interstellar medium energy into ther- mal energy in plasmas and for accelerating charged particles. Geophysical

Merlino, Robert L.

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Surface composites: A new class of engineered materials Rajiv Singh and James Fitz-Gerald  

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applications, are generally com- posed of ceramic, metal, or polymeric matrix with a dispersed second phase for controlled catalytic activity, and creating adherent metal-ceramic and ceramic-polymeric joints. I and should possess chemical, ther- mal, and interfacial compatibility with the matrix. In FGM, the chemical

Fitz-Gerald, James M.

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EarlyOff: Using House Cooling Rates To Save Energy Microsoft Research, UK and  

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@microsoft.com Abstract Home heating systems often have a significant ther- mal inertia, as homes stay warm after the heating is turned off for significant periods of time. We present the EarlyOff concept, whereby home, home heating con- sumes more energy than any other household end- use [1]. While many houses have

Krumm, John

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Randomized Model Predictive Control for HVAC Systems Alessandra Parisio, Damiano Varagnolo, Daniel Risberg,  

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Randomized Model Predictive Control for HVAC Systems Alessandra Parisio, Damiano Varagnolo, Daniel Conditioning (HVAC) sys- tems play a fundamental role in maintaining acceptable ther- mal comfort and Indoor. A possible solu- tion is to develop effective control strategies for HVAC sys- tems, but this is complicated

Johansson, Karl Henrik

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Radiation Measurements 42 (2007) 15871599 www.elsevier.com/locate/radmeas  

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measurements made during dating appli- cations. This may be carried out using the thermoluminescence (TL data of Wintle and Murray [1998. Towards the development of a preheat procedure for OSL dating of a short ther- mal treatment (such as 10 s at 260 C) is commonly employed during dating studies of quartz

Chen, Reuven

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ccsd-00009559,version1-5Oct2005 Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. hal.hyper17418 October 5, 2005 (DOI: will be inserted by hand later)  

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is exposed to a temperature as high as 3.5 ? 108 K, which corresponds to an equilibrium den- sity of about the He-burning shell suffers recurrent ther- mal instabilities (thermal pulses or TPs). After each TP 1011 neutrons per cm-3 . However, due to such a high neutron density, the resulting nucleosynthesis

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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J Sign Process Syst (2013) 72:181196 DOI 10.1007/s11265-013-0787-6  

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online: 28 June 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 Abstract There is a lack of thermal of hard drives (HDDs) and solid state disks (SSDs). To address this problem, we build a ther- mal model of energy consumption and cooling costs of large-scale storage clusters, there is an urgent need for data

Qin, Xiao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Term Load Forecasting This paper discusses the state of the art in short-term load fore-  

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spectrum of time intervals. In therange of seconds, when load variationsare small and random, the automatic by a number of generation control functions such as hydro scheduling, unit commitment, hydro-ther- mal present, functions such as fuel, hydro, and maintenance scheduling are performed to ensure that the load

Gross, George

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V European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics ECCOMAS CFD 2010  

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an important role include ink-jet printing, spray cooling, pesticide spraying, erosion processes due to rain and ther- mal spray coating. Drop impacts also play an important role in gas-liquid separation.g. density and viscosity are smeared out over several grid points. The result of those diffuse interface

Müller,Bernhard

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Local transport in Joint European Tokamak edge-localized, high-confinement mode plasmas with H, D, DT, and T isotopes  

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-mode and the scaling of the global thermal energy confinement time, E .4 Large extrapolations of the energy confinement- mated using the total electron number, Ne and the total ther- mal energy, Wth , i.e., * AWth /(NeB), Wth and plasma current varied together in H, D, DT, and T isotopes. The local energy transport in more than fifty

Budny, Robert

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M. Fakoor-Pakdaman Laboratory for Alternative Energy  

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transient in sustainable energy applications include the variable thermal load on (i) ther- mal solar panels in thermal energy storage (TES) systems; (ii) power electronics of solar/wind/tidal energy conversion systems and environmental conditions, the power electronics of the sustainable energy conversion systems, TES systems

Bahrami, Majid

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SSFP-Based MR Thermometry Vaishali Paliwal,1  

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SSFP-Based MR Thermometry Vaishali Paliwal,1 AbdEl-Monem El-Sharkawy,2 Xiangying Du,3 Xiaoming Yang,3 and Ergin Atalar1­4* Of the various techniques employed to quantify temperature changes by MR for MR- based temperature mapping during the application of ther- mal therapies (1­3). When administering

Atalar, Ergin

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Ris Energy Report 5 Solar thermal 41 by the end of 2004 about 110 million m2  

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Risø Energy Report 5 Solar thermal 41 6.3.2 by the end of 2004 about 110 million m2 of solar ther be within the competence of the existing solar thermal industry. Solar thermal PETER AHM, PA ENERgy LTD- mal collectors were installed worldwide. Figure 24 il- lustrates the energy contribution from

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Mechanics Research Communications 38 (2011) 431436 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect  

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of FGMs. In order to achieve high performance in both thermal and mechanical resistances for ther- mal resistance, corrosion resistance, etc. (Paulino, 2002). These materials are named as functionally graded resistance, while the other phase can be metallic that leads to high strength and toughness. Moreover

Paulino, Glaucio H.

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Materials Science and Engineering A369 (2004) 124137 Studies of the microstructure and properties of dense ceramic coatings  

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for wear resistance and zirconia-based materials for ther- mal barrier coatings [1­4]. The high temperature (enthalpy) availability within the thermal plasma enables melting, relatively high-velocity delivery applications. The advent of high velocity oxygen-fuel (HVOF) thermal spray has made a significant impact

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

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Suppression of thermal conductivity in InxGa12xN alloys by nanometer-scale disorder  

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power requires low lattice thermal conductivity while maintaining high mobility of the charge carriers. The binary InN and GaN materials have high ther- mal conductivity materials9­14 (the room-temperature thermalSuppression of thermal conductivity in InxGa12xN alloys by nanometer-scale disorder T. Tong,1,a) D

Wu, Junqiao

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Thermal Via Planning for 3-D ICs Computer Science Department, UCLA  

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cooling package techniques, such as cooling fans, might not prove effective for alleviating the ther- mal programming problem, and the horizontal via planning is based on two efficient techniques: path count- ing of the inter-layer di- electrics (ILD) [13]. There are two kinds of circuit cooling schemes for 3D ICs

Cong, Jason "Jingsheng"

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President's Corner Technology Corner  

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. Solar ther- mal (i.e., steam generation from concentrated sunlight and conversion to electricity via turbines or thermal engines) is the least costly of the two at present; however, it is best suited to arid highly modular--a large power plant does not need to be centralized but can be dispersed into many

Perez, Richard R.

275

Optimization of the Oktay-Kronfeld Action Conjugate Gradient Inverter  

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Improving the Fermilab action to third order in heavy quark effective theory yields the Oktay-Kronfeld action, a promising candidate for precise calculations of the spectra of heavy quark systems and weak matrix elements relevant to searches for new physics. We have optimized the bi-stabilized conjugate gradient inverter in the SciDAC QOPQDP library and are developing a GPU code. The action is rewritten and the needed gauge-link combinations are precalculated. In tests with a MILC coarse lattice, this procedure accelerates the inverter by a factor of four. The remaining floating-point operations are mostly simple matrix multiplications between gauge links and fermion vectors, which we accelerate by more than an order of magnitude by using CUDA. Further gains could be achieved by using QUDA.

Yong-Chull Jang; Jon A. Bailey; Weonjong Lee; Carleton DeTar; Mehmet B. Oktay; Andreas S. Kronfeld

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

276

Modified Magnicon for High-Gradient Accelerator R&D  

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Analysis, and low-power cold tests are described on a modified design intended for the Ka-band pulsed magnicon now in use for high-gradient accelerator R and D and rare elementary particle searches at the Yale University Beam Physics Laboratory. The modification is mainly to the output cavity of the magnicon, which presently operates in the TM310 mode. It is proposed to substitute for this a dual-chamber TE311 cavity structure. The first chamber is to extract about 40% of the beam power (about 25 MW) at 34.272 GHz, while the second chamber is to convey the power to four WR-28 output waveguides. Minor design changes are also proposed for the penultimate 11.424 GHz cavity and the beam collector. The intention of these design changes is to allow the magnicon to operate reliably 24/7, with minor sensitivity to operating parameters.

Jay L. Hirshfield

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

277

Ducted kinetic Alfven waves in plasma with steep density gradients  

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Given their high plasma density (n {approx} 10{sup 13} cm{sup -3}), it is theoretically possible to excite Alfven waves in a conventional, moderate length (L {approx} 2 m) helicon plasma source. However, helicon plasmas are decidedly inhomogeneous, having a steep radial density gradient, and typically have a significant background neutral pressure. The inhomogeneity introduces regions of kinetic and inertial Alfven wave propagation. Ion-neutral and electron-neutral collisions alter the Alfven wave dispersion characteristics. Here, we present the measurements of propagating kinetic Alfven waves in helium helicon plasma. The measured wave dispersion is well fit with a kinetic model that includes the effects of ion-neutral damping and that assumes the high density plasma core defines the radial extent of the wave propagation region. The measured wave amplitude versus plasma radius is consistent with the pile up of wave magnetic energy at the boundary between the kinetic and inertial regime regions.

Houshmandyar, Saeid [Solar Observatory Department, Prairie View A and M University, Prairie View, Texas 77446 (United States); Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6315 (United States); Scime, Earl E. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6315 (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

278

Coherent structures in ion temperature gradient turbulence-zonal flow  

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Nonlinear stationary structure formation in the coupled ion temperature gradient (ITG)-zonal flow system is investigated. The ITG turbulence is described by a wave-kinetic equation for the action density of the ITG mode, and the longer scale zonal mode is described by a dynamic equation for the m?=?n?=?0 component of the potential. Two populations of trapped and untrapped drift wave trajectories are shown to exist in a moving frame of reference. This novel effect leads to the formation of nonlinear stationary structures. It is shown that the ITG turbulence can self-consistently sustain coherent, radially propagating modulation envelope structures such as solitons, shocks, and nonlinear wave trains.

Singh, Rameswar, E-mail: rameswar.singh@lpp.polytechnique.fr [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India); Singh, R. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India); WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Kaw, P. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India); Grcan, . D. [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Diamond, P. H. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); CMTFO and CASS, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 (United States)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

279

Ion temperature gradient driven turbulence with strong trapped ion resonance  

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A theory to describe basic characterization of ion temperature gradient driven turbulence with strong trapped ion resonance is presented. The role of trapped ion granulations, clusters of trapped ions correlated by precession resonance, is the focus. Microscopically, the presence of trapped ion granulations leads to a sharp (logarithmic) divergence of two point phase space density correlation at small scales. Macroscopically, trapped ion granulations excite potential fluctuations that do not satisfy dispersion relation and so broaden frequency spectrum. The line width from emission due only to trapped ion granulations is calculated. The result shows that the line width depends on ion free energy and electron dissipation, which implies that non-adiabatic electrons are essential to recover non-trivial dynamics of trapped ion granulations. Relevant testable predictions are summarized.

Kosuga, Y., E-mail: kosuga@riam.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Institute for Advanced Study, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan); Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan); Itoh, S.-I. [Research Center for Plasma Turbulence, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan); Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan); Diamond, P. H. [CASS and CMTFO, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Itoh, K. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu (Japan); Research Center for Plasma Turbulence, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan); Lesur, M. [Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

280

Sources of stress gradients in electrodeposited Ni MEMS.  

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The ability of future integrated metal-semiconductor micro-systems such as RF MEMS to perform highly complex functions will depend on developing freestanding metal structures that offer improved conductivity and reflectivity over polysilicon structures. For example, metal-based RF MEMS technology could replace the bulky RF system presently used in communications, navigation, and avionics systems. However, stress gradients that induce warpage of active components have prevented the implementation of this technology. Figure 1, is an interference micrograph image of a series of cantilever beams fabricated from electrodeposited Ni. The curvature in the beams was the result of stress gradients intrinsic to the electrodeposition process. To study the sources of the stress in electrodeposition of Ni we have incorporated a wafer curvature based stress sensor, the multibeam optical stress sensor, into an electrodeposition cell. We have determined that there are two regions of stress induced by electrodepositing Ni from a sulfamate-based bath (Fig 2). The stress evolution during the first region, 0-1000{angstrom}, was determined to be dependent only on the substrate material (Au vs. Cu), whereas the stress evolution during the second region, >1000{angstrom}, was highly dependent on the deposition conditions. In this region, the stress varied from +0.5 GPa to -0.5GPa, depending solely on the deposition rate. We examined four likely sources for the compressive intrinsic stress, i.e. reduction in tensile stress, and determined that only the adatom diffusion into grain boundaries model of Sheldon, et al. could account for the observed compressive stress. In the presentation, we shall discuss the compressive stress generation mechanisms considered and the ramifications of these results on fabrication of electrodeposited Ni for MEMS applications.

Hearne, Sean Joseph; Floro, Jerrold Anthony; Dyck, Christopher William

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the equivalence of the method of conjugate gradients and quasi ...  

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Mar 9, 2015 ... We show that the set of quasi-Newton schemes that generate parallel search directions to those of the method of conjugate gradients is strictly...

Anders Forsgren

2015-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

282

On the behavior of the conjugate-gradient method on ill-conditioned ...  

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Jan 9, 2006 ... Abstract: We study the behavior of the conjugate-gradient method for solving a set of linear equations, where the matrix is symmetric and...

Anders Forsgren

2006-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Salt Wells Area (Bureau of Land Management...  

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Salt Wells Area (Bureau of Land Management, 2009) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Salt Wells Area...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alternating gradient ffag Sample Search...  

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Upton, NY, USA Summary: of interest in the use of fixed field alternating gradient accelerators (FFAGs) for many applications... expensive, so an FFAG is an attractive alternative...

285

Effect of RF Gradient upon the Performance of the Wisconsin SRF Electron Gun  

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The performance of the Wisconsin 200-MHz SRF electron gun is simulated for several values of the RF gradient. Bunches with charge of 200 pC are modeled for the case where emittance compensation is completed during post-acceleration to 85 MeV in a TESLA module. We first perform simulations in which the initial bunch radius is optimal for the design gradient of 41 MV/m. We then optimize the radius as a function of RF gradient to improve the performance for low gradients.

Bosch, Robert [SRC U. Wisconsin-Madison; Legg, Robert A. [JLAB

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

E-Print Network 3.0 - azimuthal color gradients Sample Search...  

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of Hurricane Summary: inward advection of angular momentum past the point of gradient wind balance results in an azimuthal... inflow and a stronger azimuthal wind maximum at...

287

E-Print Network 3.0 - african latitudinal gradient Sample Search...  

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annurev.ecolsys.34.012103.144032 Summary: on July 11, 2003 LATITUDINAL GRADIENTS OF BIODIVERSITY: Pattern, Process, Scale, and Synthesis M.R. Willig... , biogeography s Abstract...

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Gradient-based optimization of mother wavelets Nicola Neretti Nathan Intrator  

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. We develop an unconstrained gradient-based optimization algorithm for a discrete wavelet transform wavelet transforms. In is paper we describe a novel optimization for the pur- pose of wavelet filter1 Gradient-based optimization of mother wavelets Nicola Neretti Nathan Intrator Abstract-- We

Intrator, Nathan

289

Deformation-induced inverted metamorphic eld gradients: an example from the southeastern Canadian Cordillera  

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Deformation-induced inverted metamorphic ®eld gradients: an example from the southeastern Canadian allochthon and Monashee complex, exhibits an inverted metamorphic ®eld gradient. New data presented preserving evidence of strongly diachronous deformation and an apparent inverted metamorphism. # 1999

Gibson, Dan

290

Offshore Coastal Wind Speed Gradients: issues for the design and development of large offshore windfarms  

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Offshore Coastal Wind Speed Gradients: issues for the design and development of large offshore@globalnet.co.uk · WEB SITE: www.multi-science.co.uk #12;Offshore Coastal Wind Speed Gradients: issues for the design and development of large offshore windfarms R.J. Barthelmie1,2, J. Badger3, S.C. Pryor2, C.B. Hasager3, M

Pryor, Sara C.

291

Integrated thermal-microstructure model to predict the property gradients in resistance spot steel welds  

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An integrated model approach was proposed for relating resistance welding parameters to weldment properties. An existing microstructure model was used to determine the microstructural and property gradients in resistance spot welds of plain carbon steel. The effect of these gradients on the weld integrity was evaluated with finite element analysis. Further modifications to this integrated thermal-microstructure model are discussed.

Babu, S.S.; Riemer, B.W.; Santella, M.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Feng, Z. [Edison Welding Inst., Columbus, OH (United States)

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Effects of pressure gradient on global Alfvn eigenmodes in reversed field pinch  

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The effects of pressure gradient on the existence of global Alfvn eigenmodes (GAE) in Reversed Field Pinch are studied by numerical calculation. It is found that GAEs near the plasma core can exist when pressure gradient is sufficiently large. The calculated mode frequency and structure are consistent with the experimental results in the Madison Symmetric Torus.

Cai, Huishan, E-mail: hscai@mail.ustc.edu.cn [CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)] [CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Fu, Guoyong, E-mail: fu@pppl.gov [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Lin, Liang; Ding, Weixing; Brower, D. L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Liu, D. Y. [Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)] [Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Hu, Y. J. [Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS (China)] [Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS (China)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

293

Quantification of the electrochemical proton gradient and activation of ATP synthase in leaves  

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Quantification of the electrochemical proton gradient and activation of ATP synthase in leaves Available online 12 April 2008 Keywords: ATP synthase Electrochemical proton gradient Membrane potential We of the ATP synthase (Junge, W., Rumberg, B. and Schröder, H., Eur. J. Biochem. 14 (1970) 575

294

Supercurrent-Induced Temperature Gradient across a Nonequilibrium SNS Josephson Junction M. S. Crosser,1  

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Supercurrent-Induced Temperature Gradient across a Nonequilibrium SNS Josephson Junction M. S direction. The feature represents an effective temperature gradient across the SNS Josephson junction Josephson junction (SNS JJ) into a `` junction'' by driving the electron energy distribution far from

Birge, Norman

295

Sediment Respiration and Nitrogen Cycling along a Eutrophic Gradient in a Shallow, Coastal Estuary  

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Sediment Respiration and Nitrogen Cycling along a Eutrophic Gradient in a Shallow, Coastal Estuary Respiration and Nitrogen Cycling along a Eutrophic Gradient in a Shallow, Coastal Estuary Semester and denitrification potentials. We found that the more eutrophic sites had higher respiration and ammonification. Our

Vallino, Joseph J.

296

Global energy gradients and size in colonial organisms: Worker mass and worker number  

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Global energy gradients and size in colonial organisms: Worker mass and worker number in ant size varies globally is a key challenge to ecology. Solar energy may shape gradients of body size by its effects on local temperature and net primary productivity (16­20). Rising global temperatures (21

Kaspari, Mike

297

ENERGY SCAVENGING BASED ON TRANSIENT THERMAL GRADIENTS: APPLICATION TO STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF AIRCRAFTS  

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ENERGY SCAVENGING BASED ON TRANSIENT THERMAL GRADIENTS: APPLICATION TO STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING from its environment [2]. A possible source of energy could be thermal gradients. This paper, INSA 3 Thalès Alenia Space, Toulouse, France Abstract: Results about energy capture from

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

298

Ultra-High Gradient Compact S-Band Linac for Laboratory and Industrial Applications  

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There is growing demand from the industrial and research communities for high gradient, compact RF accelerating structures. The commonly used S-band SLAC-type structure has an operating gradient of only about 20 MV/m; while much higher operating gradients (up to 70 MV/m) have been recently achieved in X-band, as a consequence of the substantial efforts by the Next Linear Collider (NLC) collaboration to push the performance envelope of RF structures towards higher accelerating gradients. Currently however, high power X-band RF sources are not readily available for industrial applications. Therefore, RadiaBeam Technologies is developing a short, standing wave S-band structure which uses frequency scaled NLC design concepts to achieve up to a 50 MV/m operating gradient at 2856 MHz. The design and prototype commissioning plans are presented.

Faillace, Luigi; /RadiaBeam Tech.; Agustsson, Ronald; /RadiaBeam Tech.; Frigola, Pedro; /RadiaBeam Tech.; Murokh, Alex; /RadiaBeam Tech.; Dolgashev, Valery; /SLAC; Rosenzweig, James; /UCLA

2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

299

Exploration geothermal gradient drilling, Platanares, Honduras, Central America  

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This paper is a review and summary of the core drilling operations component of the Honduras Geothermal Resource Development Project at the Platanares geothermal prospect in Honduras, Central America. Three intermediate depth (428 to 679 m) coreholes are the first continuously cored geothermal exploration boreholes in Honduras. These coring operations are part of the Central America Energy Resource Project (CAERP) effort funded by the Agency for International Development (AID) and implemented by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) in cooperation with the Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica (ENEE) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). This report emphasizes coring operations with reference to the stratigraphy, thermal gradient, and flow test data of the boreholes. The primary objectives of this coring effort were (1) to obtain quantitative information on the temperature distribution as a function of depth, (2) to recover fluids associated with the geothermal reservoir, (3) to recover 75% or better core from the subsurface rock units, and (4) to drill into the subsurface rock as deeply as possible in order to get information on potential reservoir rocks, fracture density, permeabilities, and alteration histories of the rock units beneath the site. The three exploration coreholes drilled to depths of 650, 428 and 679 m, respectively, encountered several hot water entries. Coring operations and associated testing began in mid-October 1986 and were completed at the end of June 1987.

Goff, S.J.; Laughlin, A.W.; Ruefenacht, H.D.; Goff, F.E.; Heiken, G.; Ramos, N.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Gradient flow and scale setting on MILC HISQ ensembles  

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We report on a scale determination with gradient-flow techniques on the $N_f=2+1+1$ HISQ ensembles generated by the MILC collaboration. The ensembles include four lattice spacings, ranging from approximately 0.15 to 0.06 fm, and both physical and unphysical values of the quark masses. The scales $\\sqrt{t_0}/a$ and $w_0/a$ and their tree-level improvements, $\\sqrt{t_{0,{\\rm imp}}}$ and $w_{0,{\\rm imp}}$, are computed on each ensemble using Symanzik flow and the cloverleaf definition of the energy density $E$. Using a combination of continuum chiral perturbation theory and a Taylor-series ansatz for the lattice-spacing and strong-coupling dependence, the results are simultaneously extrapolated to the continuum and interpolated to physical quark masses. We determine the scales $\\sqrt{t_0} = 0.1416({}_{-5}^{+8})$ fm and $w_0 = 0.1717({}_{-11}^{+12})$ fm, where the errors are sums, in quadrature, of statistical and all systematic errors. The precision of $w_0$ and $\\sqrt{t_0}$ is comparable to or more precise than...

Bazavov, A; Brown, N; DeTar, C; Foley, J; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, U M; Komijani, J; Laiho, J; Levkova, L; Sugar, R L; Toussaint, D; Van de Water, R S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of diamond turned holograms by the nonlinear conjugate gradients method Colin Dankwart, Claas Falldorf and Jurgen Jahns  

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Design of diamond turned holograms by the nonlinear conjugate gradients method Colin Dankwart investigate a different optimization approach, the nonlinear conjugate gradients (NCG) method. The NGC method design algorithm, based on the generalized projections method (GPM) [?] was established, taking

Jahns, Jrgen

302

An Elementary Extension of Korn's First Inequality to H(Curl) motivated by Gradient Plasticity with Plastic Spin  

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We prove a Korn-type inequality for tensor fields without gradient structure, which generalizes Korn's first inequality.

Patrizio Neff; Dirk Pauly; Karl-Josef Witsch

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

303

Novel concepts in weld science: Role of gradients and composite structure. Final report  

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The effects of compositional and microstructural gradients on weld metal and simulated weld metal properties were evaluated in this multi-part study. The results obtained on single phase solid solution systems were used as a basis for a fundamental study of the effects of compositional gradients on crack growth, both at low temperatures, in fatigue and at high temperatures during creep. Methods to physically simulate gradients in weld metals with roll bonded laminate composites were applied to analyses of ferrite-austenite and ferrite-sigma-austenite multiphase systems. Finally, results of the physical simulation analyses were utilized to predict the effects of weld process parameters on weld metal properties.

Matlock, D.K.; Olson, D.L.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS: Vol. 66, No. 1, JULY 1990 Vectorization of Conjugate-Gradient Methods  

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of Conjugate-Gradient Methods for Large-Scale Minimization in Meteorology' Io M. NAVON, 2 P. K. H. PHUA, 3 conjugate-gradient methods designed to solve symmetric linear systems of algebraic equations, arising mainly or parallel processing, no such effort was undertaken for the nonlinear conjugate-gradient method for large

Navon, Michael

305

Toward Understanding and Modeling Compressibility Effects on Velocity Gradients in Turbulence  

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gradients hold the key to understanding several non-linear processes like material element deformation, energy cascading, intermittency and mixing. Experiments, direct numerical simulation (DNS) and simple mathematical models are three approaches to study...

Suman, Sawan

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

306

Uncertainty Quantification in Viscous Hypersonic Flows using Gradient Information and Surrogate  

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Uncertainty Quantification in Viscous Hypersonic Flows using Gradient Information and Surrogate models for the purposes of uncertainty quantification within the context of viscous hypersonic flows quantification in hypersonic flows. I. Introduction and Motivation The increasing reliance on numerical

Rumpfkeil, Markus Peer

307

Highly Parallel Magnetic Resonance Imaging with a Fourth Gradient Channel for Compensation of RF Phase Patterns  

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A fourth gradient channel was implemented to provide slice dependent RF coil phase compensation for arrays in dual-sided or "sandwich" configurations. The use of highly parallel arrays for single echo acquisition magnetic resonance imaging allows...

Bosshard, John 1983-

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

308

One dimensional electron spin imaging for single spin detection and manipulation using a gradient field  

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magnetic field gradients. These fabricated devices are used to demonstrate this subwavelength imaging technique by imaging single electron spins of the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect in diamond. In this demonstration, multiple NV defects, unresolved in a...

Shin, Chang-Seok

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

309

Bell-Plesset effects for an accelerating interface with contiguous density gradients  

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A Plesset-type treatment [J. Appl. Phys. 25, 96 (1954)] is used to assess the effects of contiguous density gradients at an accelerating spherical classical interface on Rayleigh-Taylor and Bell-Plesset perturbation growth. Analytic expressions are obtained that describe enhanced Rayleigh-Taylor instability growth from contiguous density gradients aligned with the acceleration and which increase the effective Atwood number of the perturbed interface. A new pathway for geometric amplification of surface perturbations on an accelerating interface with contiguous density gradients is identified. A resonance condition between the density-gradient scalelength and the radius of the interface is also predicted based on a linearized analysis of Bernoulli's equation, potentially leading to enhanced perturbation growth. Comparison of the analytic treatment with detailed two-dimensional single-mode growth-factor simulations shows good agreement for low-mode numbers where the effects of spherical geometry are most manifested.

Amendt, P

2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

310

Critical gradient for internal erosion in earthen d ams : a comparative analysis of two predictive methodologies  

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Minimizing the uncertainty in predicting the critical gradient of a dam (i.e. the critical reservoir pool level) is important during the risk analysis of dams. Uncertainty leads to inexact relative risk in portfolio ...

Donohue, Catherine, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of the superconducting traveling wave cavity for high gradient LINAC  

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Use of a traveling wave (TW) accelerating structure with a small phase advance per cell instead of standing wave may provide a significant increase of accelerating gradient in a superconducting linear accelerator. The TW section achieves an accelerating gradient 1.2-1.4 larger than TESLA-shaped standing wave cavities for the same surface electric and magnetic fields. Recent tests of an L-band single-cell cavity with a waveguide feedback demonstrated an accelerating gradient comparable to the gradient in a single-cell ILC-type cavity from the same manufacturer. This article presents the next stage of the 3- cell TW resonance ring development which will be tested in the traveling wave regime. The main simulation results of the microphonics and Lorentz Force Detuning (LFD) are also considered.

Avrakhov, Pavel; Kanareykin, Alexei; Solyak, Nikolay; Yakovlev, Vyacheslav P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the maintenance of weak meridional temperature gradients during warm climates  

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This thesis examines the dynamics of equable climates. The underlying physics of two mechanisms by which weak meridional temperature gradients might be maintained are studied. First, I examine the evolution of stratospheric ...

Korty, Robert Lindsay

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Gradient Tests of the Single-Cell SC Cavity with a Feedback Waveguide  

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Use of a superconducting (SC) traveling-wave accelerating (STWA) structure with a small phase advance per cell, rather than a standing-wave structure, may provide a significant increase in the accelerating gradient in the ILC linac [1]. For the same surface electric and magnetic fields, the STWA achieves an accelerating gradient 1.2 larger than TESLA-like standing-wave cavities. In addition, the STWA allows longer acceleration cavities, reducing the number of gaps between them. However, the STWA structure requires a SC feedback waveguide to return the few hundreds of MW of circulating RF power from the structure output to the structure input. A test single-cell cavity with feedback was designed and manufactured to demonstrate the possibility of proper processing to achieve a high accelerating gradient. The first results of high-gradient tests of a prototype 1.3 GHz single-cell cavity with feedback waveguide will be presented.

Yakovlev, V.; Solyak, N.; Wu, G.; Ge, M.; Gonin, I.; Khabiboulline, T.; Ozelis, J.; Rowe, A. [Fermilab, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Avrakhov, P.; Kanareykin, A. [Euclid TechLabs, LLC, Solon, Ohio 44139 (United States); Rathke, J. [AES, Medford, NY 11763 (United States)

2010-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Density Gradient Centrifugation on Quality and Recovery Rate of Equine Sperm  

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gradient volume (height) on stallion sperm quality and recovery rate in sperm pellets following centrifugation. In all three experiments, equine semen was initially centrifuged to increase sperm concentration. In Experiment 1, one-mL aliquots were layered...

Edmond, Ann J.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of periodic-unsteady wakes, curvature, and pressure gradient on boundary-layer transition  

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Boundary-layer transition on a concave curved plate has been investigated with and without periodic-unsteady inlet flow at zero and negative pressure gradients. The periodicunsteady wakes were created using a rotating squirrel-cage type wake...

Radke, Robert Edward

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Poblano v1.0 : a Matlab toolbox for gradient-based optimization.  

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We present Poblano v1.0, a Matlab toolbox for solving gradient-based unconstrained optimization problems. Poblano implements three optimization methods (nonlinear conjugate gradients, limited-memory BFGS, and truncated Newton) that require only first order derivative information. In this paper, we describe the Poblano methods, provide numerous examples on how to use Poblano, and present results of Poblano used in solving problems from a standard test collection of unconstrained optimization problems.

Dunlavy, Daniel M.; Acar, Evrim (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Kolda, Tamara Gibson (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA)

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of temperature gradient and heat flow in Santiam Pass Area, Oregon, Volume 1  

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The conclusions of this report are: (1) There is a weakly defined thermal anomaly within the area examined by temperature-gradient holes in the Santiam Pass area. This is a relict anomaly showing differences in permeability between the High Cascades and Western Cascades areas, more than a fundamental difference in shallow crustal temperatures. (2) The anomaly as defined by the 60 F isotherms at 400 feet follows a north-south trend immediately westward of the Cascade axis in the boundary region. It is clear that all holes spudded into High Cascades rocks result in isothermal and reversal gradients. Holes spudded in Western Cascades rocks result in positive gradients. (3) Cold groundwater flow influences and masks temperature gradients in the High Cascades to a depth of at least 700 feet, especially eastward from the major north-south trending faults. Pleistocene and Holocene rocks are very permeable aquifers. (4) Shallow gradient drilling in the lowlands westward of the faults provides more interpretable information than shallow drilling in the cold-water recharge zones. Topographic and climatological effects can be filtered out of the temperature gradient results. (5) The thermal anomaly seems to have 2 centers: one in the Belknap-Foley area, and one northward in the Sand Mountain area. The anomalies may or may not be connected along a north-south trend. (6) A geothermal effect is seen in holes downslope of the Western-High Cascade boundary. Mixing with cold waters is a powerful influence on temperature gradient data. (7) The temperature-gradient program has not yet examined and defined the geothermal resources potential of the area eastward of the Western Cascades-High Cascades boundary. Holes to 1500-2000 feet in depth are required to penetrate the high permeability-cold groundwater regime. (8) Drilling conditions are unfavorable. There are very few accessible level drill sites. Seasonal access problems and environmental restrictions together with frequent lost circulation results in very high costs per foot drilled.

Cox, B.L.; Gardner, M.C.; Koenig, J.B.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double active shielded magnetic field gradient design with minimum inductance method  

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DOUBLE ACTIVE SHIELDED MAGNETIC FIELD GRADIENT DESIGN WITH MINIMUM INDUCTANCE METHOD A Thesis by XU WANG Submitted to the Oflice of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject: Physics DOUBLE ACTIVE SHIELDED MAGNETIC FIELD GRADIENT DESIGN WITH MINIMUM INDUCTANCE METHOD A Thesis by XU WANG Approved as to style and content by: F. R. Huson (Chair of Committee) Steve Wry (Member) Edward...

Wang, Xu

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High gradient magnetic separation of iron oxide minerals from soil clays  

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HIGH GRADIENT MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF IRON OXIDE MINERALS FROM SOIL CLAYS A Thesis by DARRELL GENE SCHULZE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1977 Major Subject: Soil Science HIGH GRADIENT MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF IRON OXIDE MINERALS FROM SOIL CLAYS A Thesis DARRELL GENE SCHULZE Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of C ittee) epartm t) j (Member) (Membe December 1977...

Schulze, Darrell Gene

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MILLIMETER-SCALE GENETIC GRADIENTS AND COMMUNITY-LEVEL MOLECULAR CONVERGENCE IN A HYPERSALINE MICROBIAL MAT  

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To investigate the extent of genetic stratification in structured microbial communities, we compared the metagenomes of 10 successive layers of a phylogenetically complex hypersaline mat from Guerrero Negro, Mexico. We found pronounced millimeter-scale genetic gradients that are consistent with the physicochemical profile of the mat. Despite these gradients, all layers displayed near identical and acid-shifted isoelectric point profiles due to a molecular convergence of amino acid usage indicating that hypersalinity enforces an overriding selective pressure on the mat community.

Fenner, Marsha W; Kunin, Victor; Raes, Jeroen; Harris, J. Kirk; Spear, John R.; Walker, Jeffrey J.; Ivanova, Natalia; Mering, Christian von; Bebout, Brad M.; Pace, Norman R.; Bork, Peer; Hugenholtz, Philip

2008-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of pressure gradient on the drag reduction performance of two and three dimensional riblets  

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Integral Parameters . 4. 2 Law of the Wall Profiles 4. 3 Pressure Gradient Parameters 4. 4 Preston Tube Measurements 4. 5 Roughness Function 4. 6 Growth of the Internal Layer 4. 7 Turbulence Measurements 4. 7. 1 Turbulence intensity 4. 7. 2 Third.... 4 Spectra for favorable pressure gradient 4. 8. 5 Roughness effects on the bursting process V CONCLUSION . REFERENCES APPENDIX A APPENDIX B 50 50 51 94 134 175 177 180 183 . . 185 VITA . . 210 LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1. Proportions...

Hall, Aaron Chenault

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of surface heating on the boundary layer stability of flows with favorable pressure gradients  

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INFLUENCE OF SURFACE HEATING ON THE BOUNDARY LAYER STABILITY OF FLOWS WITH FAVORABI E PRESSURE GRADIENTS A Thesis by DAVID BRIAN LANDRUM Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1986 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering INFLUENCE OF SURFACE HEATING ON THE BOUNDARY LAYER STABILITY OF FLOWS WITH FAVORABLE PRESSURE GRADIENTS A Thesis by DAVID BRIAN LANDRUM Approved as to style and content...

Landrum, David Brian

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Stellar Population Gradients in Bulges along the Hubble Sequence: II. Relations with Galaxy Properties  

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We present the analysis of the radial gradients of stellar absorption lines in a sample of 32 bulges of edge-on spiral galaxies, spanning nearly the full Hubble sequence (from S0 to Sc types), and a large range of velocity dispersion (from about 60 to 300 km/s). Different diagnostics such as index-index, gradient-gradient diagrams, and simple stellar population models are used to tackle the origin of the variation of the bulge stellar population. We find that the vast majority of bulges show older age, lower metallicity and higher [alpha/Fe] in their outer regions than in their central parts. The radial gradients in [Fe/H] are 2 to 3 times larger than in Log(age). The relation between gradient and bulge velocity dispersion is interpreted as a gradual build up of the gradient mean values and their dispersions from high to low velocity dispersion, rather than a pure correlation. The bulge effective radii and the Hubble type of the parent galaxies seem to play a more minor role in causing the observed spatial distributions. At a given velocity dispersion, bulges and ellipticals share common properties.

P. Jablonka; J. Gorgas; P. Goudfrooij

2007-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel concepts in weld metal science: Role of gradients and composite structure  

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The effects of compositional and microstructural gradients on weld metal properties are being investigated. Crack propagation is solidified alloy structures is being characterized as to solidification orientation and the profile of the compositional variations. The effects of compositional gradients, are considered based on a thermodynamic analysis, referred to as the Cahn-Hillard analysis, which describes the degree to which a local surface energy is modified by the presence of a compositional gradient. The analysis predicts that both ductile and brittle fracture mechanisms are enhanced by the presence of a composition gradient. Special techniques to produce laboratory samples with microstructures which simulate the composition and microstructure gradients in solidified weld metal are used, along with appropriate mathematical models, to evaluate the properties of the composite weld metals. The composite modeling techniques are being applied to describe the effects of compositional and microstructural gradients on weld metal properties in Ni-Cu alloys. The development of metal matrix composition weld deposits on austenitic stainless steels has been studied. The particulate metal matrix composites were produced with ceramic or refractory metal powder filled cored wire, which was gas tungsten arc and gas metal arc welded.

Matlock, D.K.; Olson, D.L.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aliment Pharmacol Ther. Author manuscript Relationship between rectal sensitivity, symptoms intensity and quality of  

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H pato-Gastroent rologie9 ' é é CHU Clermont-Ferrand, H tel-Dieuô , FR Laboratoire Solvay Pharma10 Laboratoire Solvay Pharma, 42 rue Rouget de Lisles, 92151 Suresnes CEDEX,FR * Correspondence should

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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OPTICAL-NEAR-INFRARED COLOR GRADIENTS AND MERGING HISTORY OF ELLIPTICAL GALAXIES  

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It has been suggested that merging plays an important role in the formation and the evolution of elliptical galaxies. While gas dissipation by star formation is believed to steepen metallicity and color gradients of the merger products, mixing of stars through dissipation-less merging (dry merging) is believed to flatten them. In order to understand the past merging history of elliptical galaxies, we studied the optical-near-infrared (NIR) color gradients of 204 elliptical galaxies. These galaxies are selected from the overlap region of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Stripe 82 and the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) Large Area Survey (LAS). The use of optical and NIR data (g, r, and K) provides large wavelength baselines, and breaks the age-metallicity degeneracy, allowing us to derive age and metallicity gradients. The use of the deep SDSS Stripe 82 images makes it possible for us to examine how the color/age/metallicity gradients are related to merging features. We find that the optical-NIR color and the age/metallicity gradients of elliptical galaxies with tidal features are consistent with those of relaxed ellipticals, suggesting that the two populations underwent a similar merging history on average and that mixing of stars was more or less completed before the tidal features disappeared. Elliptical galaxies with dust features have steeper color gradients than the other two types, even after masking out dust features during the analysis, which can be due to a process involving wet merging. More importantly, we find that the scatter in the color/age/metallicity gradients of the relaxed and merging feature types decreases as their luminosities (or masses) increase at M > 10{sup 11.4} M{sub Sun} but stays large at lower luminosities. Mean metallicity gradients appear nearly constant over the explored mass range, but a possible flattening is observed at the massive end. According to our toy model that predicts how the distribution of metallicity gradients changes as a result of major dry merging, the mean metallicity gradient should flatten by 40% and its scatter becomes smaller by 80% per a mass-doubling scale if ellipticals evolve only through major dry merger. Our result, although limited by a number statistics at the massive end, is consistent with the picture that major dry merging is an important mechanism for the evolution for ellipticals at M > 10{sup 11.4} M{sub Sun }, but is less important at the lower mass range.

Kim, Duho; Im, Myungshin [Center for the Exploration of the Origin of the Universe (CEOU), Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-rho, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)] [Center for the Exploration of the Origin of the Universe (CEOU), Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-rho, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron transport and frozen concentration gradients in a mixed valent viologen molten salt  

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This paper shows that electrolytically generated crossed concentration gradients of viologen (2+) and viologen (1+) in films of its mixed valent molten salt on interdigitated array electrodes can be thermally and stably frozen in place in the interelectrode gaps. A study is presented of properties of the gradient-containing films, as compared to films that are non-mixed valent (V{sup 2+}) or that are mixed valent but lack concentration gradients. Comparisons of charge transport measurements show that the 2-5 {mu}m wide concentration gradients are persistent in the molten salt at lowered temperatures, where ionic motions are quenched relative to electron hopping as shown by differences in conductivity between mixed valent and non-mixed valent films as the temperature is lowered from +50 to -70{degree}C. Differences in the magnitude and shape of high-field current-voltage curves taken from mixed valent nongradient and V{sup 2+}/V{sup +} gradient-containing samples are interpreted with an electron-hopping model that includes a parameter for kinetic dispersity. Differences between the capacitance of the mixed valent and non-mixed valent phase of the viologen molten salt are consistent with the formation of an electronic space charge at the metal/redox conductor interface. 18 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

Terrill, R.H.; Hatazawa, Tsuyonobu; Murray, R.W. [Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States)

1995-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating 3D seismic curvature and curvature gradient attributes for fracture characterization: Methodologies and interpretational implications  

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In 3D seismic interpretation, curvature is a popular attribute that depicts the geometry of seismic reflectors and has been widely used to detect faults in the subsurface; however, it provides only part of the solutions to subsurface structure analysis. This study extends the curvature algorithm to a new curvature gradient algorithm, and integrates both algorithms for fracture detection using a 3D seismic test data set over Teapot Dome (Wyoming). In fractured reservoirs at Teapot Dome known to be formed by tectonic folding and faulting, curvature helps define the crestal portion of the reservoirs that is associated with strong seismic amplitude and high oil productivity. In contrast, curvature gradient helps better define the regional northwest-trending and the cross-regional northeast-trending lineaments that are associated with weak seismic amplitude and low oil productivity. In concert with previous reports from image logs, cores, and outcrops, the current study based on an integrated seismic curvature and curvature gradient analysis suggests that curvature might help define areas of enhanced potential to form tensile fractures, whereas curvature gradient might help define zones of enhanced potential to develop shear fractures. In certain fractured reservoirs such as at Teapot Dome where faulting and fault-related folding contribute dominantly to the formation and evolution of fractures, curvature and curvature gradient attributes can be potentially applied to differentiate fracture mode, to predict fracture intensity and orientation, to detect fracture volume and connectivity, and to model fracture networks.

Gao, Dengliang

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A cooperative conjugate gradient method for linear systems permitting multithread implementation of low complexity  

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This paper proposes a generalization of the conjugate gradient (CG) method used to solve the equation $Ax=b$ for a symmetric positive definite matrix $A$ of large size $n$. The generalization consists of permitting the scalar control parameters (= stepsizes in gradient and conjugate gradient directions) to be replaced by matrices, so that multiple descent and conjugate directions are updated simultaneously. Implementation involves the use of multiple agents or threads and is referred to as cooperative CG (cCG), in which the cooperation between agents resides in the fact that the calculation of each entry of the control parameter matrix now involves information that comes from the other agents. For a sufficiently large dimension $n$, the use of an optimal number of cores gives the result that the multithread implementation has worst case complexity $O(n^{2+1/3})$ in exact arithmetic. Numerical experiments, that illustrate the interest of theoretical results, are carried out on a multicore computer.

Bhaya, Amit; Niedu, Guilherme; Pazos, Fernando

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extended Mixture of MLP Experts by Hybrid of Conjugate Gradient Method and Modified Cuckoo Search  

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This paper investigates a new method for improving the learning algorithm of Mixture of Experts (ME) model using a hybrid of Modified Cuckoo Search (MCS) and Conjugate Gradient (CG) as a second order optimization technique. The CG technique is combined with Back-Propagation (BP) algorithm to yield a much more efficient learning algorithm for ME structure. In addition, the experts and gating networks in enhanced model are replaced by CG based Multi-Layer Perceptrons (MLPs) to provide faster and more accurate learning. The CG is considerably depends on initial weights of connections of Artificial Neural Network (ANN), so, a metaheuristic algorithm, the so-called Modified Cuckoo Search is applied in order to select the optimal weights. The performance of proposed method is compared with Gradient Decent Based ME (GDME) and Conjugate Gradient Based ME (CGME) in classification and regression problems. The experimental results show that hybrid MSC and CG based ME (MCS-CGME) has faster convergence and better performa...

Salimi, Hamid; Soltanshahi, Mohammad Ali; Hatami, Javad

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite ballooning angle effects on ion temperature gradient driven mode in gyrokinetic flux tube simulations  

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This paper presents effects of finite ballooning angles on linear ion temperature gradient (ITG) driven mode and associated heat and momentum flux in Gyrokinetic flux tube simulation GENE. It is found that zero ballooning angle is not always the one at which the linear growth rate is maximum. The ITG mode acquires a short wavelength (SW) branch (k{sub ?}?{sub i}?>?1) when growth rates maximized over all ballooning angles are considered. However, the SW branch disappears on reducing temperature gradient showing characteristics of zero ballooning angle SWITG in case of extremely high temperature gradient. Associated heat flux is even with respect to ballooning angle and maximizes at nonzero ballooning angle while the parallel momentum flux is odd with respect to the ballooning angle.

Singh, Rameswar, E-mail: rameswar.singh@lpp.polytechnique.fr [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar, Gujarat 2382 428 (India) [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar, Gujarat 2382 428 (India); Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Brunner, S. [CRPP, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)] [CRPP, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Ganesh, R. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar, Gujarat 2382 428 (India)] [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar, Gujarat 2382 428 (India); Jenko, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, D-85748 Garching (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of thermal-gradient-induced migration of brine inclusions in salt. Final report  

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Natural salt deposits, which are being considered for high-level waste disposal, contain a small volume fraction of water in the form of brine inclusions distributed throughout the salt. Radioactive decay heating of the nuclear wastes will impose a temperature gradient on the surrounding salt which mobilizes the brine inclusions. Inclusions filled completely with brine (the all-liquid inclusions) migrate up the temperature gradient and eventually accumulate brine near the buried waste forms. The brine may slowly corrode or degrade the waste forms, which is undesirable. Therefore it is important to consider the migration of brine inclusions in salt under imposed temperature gradients to properly evaluate the performance of a future salt repository for nuclear wastes. The migration velocities of the inclusions were found to be dependent on temperature, temperature gradient, and inclusion shape and size. The velocities were also dictated by the interfacial mass transfer resistance at brine/solid interface. This interfacial resistance depends on the dislocation density in the crystal, which in turn, depends on the axial compressive loading of the crystal. At low axial loads, the dependence between the velocity and temperature gradient is nonlinear. At high axial loads, the interfacial resistance is reduced and the migration velocity depends linearly on the temperature gradient. All-liquid inclusions filled with mixed brines were also studied. For gas-liquid inclusions, helium, air and argon were compared. Migration studies were also conducted on single crystallites of natural salt as well as in polycrystalline natural salt samples. The behavior of the inclusions at large-ange grain boundaries was observed.

Olander, D.R.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-preconditioned conjugate gradient on cell and FPCA-based hybrid supercomputer nodes  

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This work presents a detailed implementation of a double precision, Non-Preconditioned, Conjugate Gradient algorithm on a Roadrunner heterogeneous supercomputer node. These nodes utilize the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture{trademark} in conjunction with x86 Opteron{trademark} processors from AMD. We implement a common Conjugate Gradient algorithm, on a variety of systems, to compare and contrast performance. Implementation results are presented for the Roadrunner hybrid supercomputer, SRC Computers, Inc. MAPStation SRC-6 FPGA enhanced hybrid supercomputer, and AMD Opteron only. In all hybrid implementations wall clock time is measured, including all transfer overhead and compute timings.

Dubois, David H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dubois, Andrew J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Boorman, Thomas M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Connor, Carolyn M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing communication costs in the conjugate gradient algorithm on distributed memory multiprocessors  

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The standard formulation of the conjugate gradient algorithm involves two inner product computations. The results of these two inner products are needed to update the search direction and the computed solution. In a distributed memory parallel environment, the computation and subsequent distribution of these two values requires two separate communication and synchronization phases. In this paper, we present a mathematically equivalent rearrangement of the standard algorithm that reduces the number of communication phases. We give a second derivation of the modified conjugate gradient algorithm in terms of the natural relationship with the underlying Lanczos process. We also present empirical evidence of the stability of this modified algorithm.

D`Azevedo, E.F.; Romine, C.H.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRECONDITIONED BI-CONJUGATE GRADIENT METHOD FOR RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN SPHERICAL MEDIA  

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A robust numerical method called the Preconditioned Bi-Conjugate Gradient (Pre-BiCG) method is proposed for the solution of the radiative transfer equation in spherical geometry. A variant of this method called Stabilized Preconditioned Bi-Conjugate Gradient (Pre-BiCG-STAB) is also presented. These are iterative methods based on the construction of a set of bi-orthogonal vectors. The application of the Pre-BiCG method in some benchmark tests shows that the method is quite versatile, and can handle difficult problems that may arise in astrophysical radiative transfer theory.

Anusha, L. S.; Nagendra, K. N. [Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034 (India); Paletou, F.; Leger, L. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, Universite de Toulouse, CNRS, 14 Ave. E. Belin, 31400 Toulouse (France)

2009-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-preconditioned conjugate gradient on cell and FPGA based hybrid supercomputer nodes  

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This work presents a detailed implementation of a double precision, non-preconditioned, Conjugate Gradient algorithm on a Roadrunner heterogeneous supercomputer node. These nodes utilize the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture{sup TM} in conjunction with x86 Opteron{sup TM} processors from AMD. We implement a common Conjugate Gradient algorithm, on a variety of systems, to compare and contrast performance. Implementation results are presented for the Roadrunner hybrid supercomputer, SRC Computers, Inc. MAPStation SRC-6 FPGA enhanced hybrid supercomputer, and AMD Opteron only. In all hybrid implementations wall clock time is measured, including all transfer overhead and compute timings.

Dubois, David H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dubois, Andrew J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Boorman, Thomas M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Connor, Carolyn M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Temperature Gradients and Heat Fluxes on High-Temperature Oxidation  

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The effects of a temperature gradient and heat flux on point defect diffusion in protective oxide scales were examined. Irreversible thermodynamics were used to expand Ficks first law of diffusion to include a heat-flux terma Soret effect. Oxidation kinetics were developed for the oxidation of cobalt and of nickel doped with chromium. Research is described to verify the effects of a heat flux by oxidizing pure cobalt in a temperature gradient at 900 C, and comparing the kinetics to isothermal oxidation. No evidence of a heat flux effect was found.

Holcomb, G.R.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of Asymmetric Optical Pumping of Ions Accelerating in a Magnetic-field Gradient  

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We report observations of asymmetric optical pumping of argon ions accelerating in a magnetic field gradient. The signature is a difference in the laser-induced-fluorescence (LIF) emission amplitude from a pair of Zeeman-split states. A model that reproduces the dependence of the asymmetry on magnetic-field and ion-velocity gradients is described. With the model, the fluorescence intensity ratio provides a new method of measuring ion collisionality. This phenomenon has implications for interpreting stellar plasma spectroscopy data which often exhibit unequal Zeeman state intensities.

Xuan Sun; Earl Scime; Mahmood Miah; Samuel Cohen; Frederick Skiff

2004-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation of Beam Parameters to Decelerating Gradient in the E-167 Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment  

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Recent experiments at SLAC have shown that high gradient acceleration of electrons is achievable in meter scale plasmas [1,2]. Results from these experiments show that the wakefield is sensitive to parameters in the electron beam which drives it. In the experiment the bunch length and beam waist location were varied systematically at constant charge. Here we investigate the correlation of peak beam current to the decelerating gradient. Limits on the transformer ratio will also be discussed. The results are compared to simulation.

Blumenfeld, I.; Berry, M.; Decker, F.-J.; Hogan, M.J.; Ischebeck, R.; Iverson, R.; Kirby, N.; Siemann, R.; Walz, D.; /SLAC; Clayton, C.E.; Huang, C.; Joshi, C.; Lu, W.; Marsh, K.A.; Mori, W.B.; Zhou, M.; /UCLA; Katsouleas, T.C.; Muggli, P.; Oz, E.; /Southern California U.

2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Adjustable, rapidly switching microfluidic gradient generation using focused travelling surface acoustic waves  

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We demonstrate a simple device to generate chemical concentration gradients in a microfluidic channel using focused travelling surface acoustic waves (F-TSAW). A pair of curved interdigitated metal electrodes deposited on the surface of a piezoelectric (LiNbO{sub 3}) substrate disseminate high frequency sound waves when actuated by an alternating current source. The F-TSAW produces chaotic acoustic streaming flow upon its interaction with the fluid inside a microfluidic channel, which mixes confluent streams of chemicals in a controlled fashion for an adjustable and rapidly switching gradient generation.

Destgeer, Ghulam; Im, Sunghyuk; Hang Ha, Byung; Ho Jung, Jin; Ahmad Ansari, Mubashshir; Jin Sung, Hyung, E-mail: hjsung@kaist.ac.kr [Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 291 Daejak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Mirror symmetry breaking with limited enantioselective autocatalysis and temperature gradients: a stability survey  

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We analyze limited enantioselective (LES) autocatalysis in a temperature gradient and with internal flow/recycling of hot and cold material. Microreversibility forbids broken mirror symmetry for LES in the presence of a temperature gradient alone. This symmetry can be broken however when the auto-catalysis and limited enantioselective catalysis are each localized within the regions of low and high temperature, respectively. This scheme has been recently proposed as a plausible model for spontaneous emergence of chirality in abyssal hydrothermal vents. Regions in chemical parameter space are mapped out in which the racemic state is unstable and bifurcates to chiral solutions.

Blanco, Celia; Crusats, Joaquim; El-Hachemi, Zoubir; Moyano, Albert; Hochberg, David; 10.1039/C2CP43488A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Comparison of the gradient flow with cooling in $SU(3)$ pure gauge theory  

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The gradient (Wilson) flow has been introduced recently in order to provide a solid theoretical framework for the smoothing of ultraviolet noise in lattice gauge configurations. It is interesting to ask how it compares with other, more heuristic and numerically cheaper smoothing techniques, such as standard cooling. In this study we perform such a comparison, focusing on observables related to topology. We show that, already for moderately small lattice spacings, standard cooling and the gradient flow lead to equivalent results, both for average quantities and configuration by configuration.

Claudio Bonati; Massimo D'Elia

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

343

Ratcheting Motion of Liquid Drops on Gradient Surfaces Susan Daniel, Sanjoy Sircar, Jill Gliem, and Manoj K. Chaudhury*  

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Ratcheting Motion of Liquid Drops on Gradient Surfaces Susan Daniel, Sanjoy Sircar, Jill Gliem an interesting scenario when thedropissubjectedtoaperiodicforce.Likeaconventional ratchet, the periodic force

Chaudhury, Manoj K.

344

A complete implementation of the conjugate gradient algorithm on a reconfigurable supercomputer  

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The conjugate gradient is a prominent iterative method for solving systems of sparse linear equations. Large-scale scientific applications often utilize a conjugate gradient solver at their computational core. In this paper we present a field programmable gate array (FPGA) based implementation of a double precision, non-preconditioned, conjugate gradient solver for fmite-element or finite-difference methods. OUf work utilizes the SRC Computers, Inc. MAPStation hardware platform along with the 'Carte' software programming environment to ease the programming workload when working with the hybrid (CPUIFPGA) environment. The implementation is designed to handle large sparse matrices of up to order N x N where N <= 116,394, with up to 7 non-zero, 64-bit elements per sparse row. This implementation utilizes an optimized sparse matrix-vector multiply operation which is critical for obtaining high performance. Direct parallel implementations of loop unrolling and loop fusion are utilized to extract performance from the various vector/matrix operations. Rather than utilize the FPGA devices as function off-load accelerators, our implementation uses the FPGAs to implement the core conjugate gradient algorithm. Measured run-time performance data is presented comparing the FPGA implementation to a software-only version showing that the FPGA can outperform processors running up to 30x the clock rate. In conclusion we take a look at the new SRC-7 system and estimate the performance of this algorithm on that architecture.

Dubois, David H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dubois, Andrew J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Connor, Carolyn M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Boorman, Thomas M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Poole, Stephen W [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Full-waveform inversion in the time domain with an energy-weighted gradient  

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When applying full-waveform inversion to surface seismic reflection data, one difficulty is that the deep region of the model is usually not reconstructed as well as the shallow region. We develop an energy-weighted gradient method for the time-domain full-waveform inversion to accelerate the convergence rate and improve reconstruction of the entire model without increasing the computational cost. Three different methods can alleviate the problem of poor reconstruction in the deep region of the model: the layer stripping, depth-weighting and pseudo-Hessian schemes. The first two approaches need to subjectively choose stripping depths and weighting functions. The third one scales the gradient with only the forward propagation wavefields from sources. However, the Hessian depends on wavefields from both sources and receivers. Our new energy-weighted method makes use of the energies of both forward and backward propagated wavefields from sources and receivers as weights to compute the gradient. We compare the reconstruction of our new method with those of the conjugate gradient and pseudo-Hessian methods, and demonstrate that our new method significantly improves the reconstruction of both the shallow and deep regions of the model.

Zhang, Zhigang [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Huang, Lianjie [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lin, Youzuo [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

LES of the adverse-pressure gradient turbulent boundary layer M. Inoue a,  

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at the University of Melbourne wind tunnel where a plate section with zero pressure gradient is followed by section accurate simulations, for example, of separated flow on the wings of airplanes or for flow through turbine such as the amplified wake of the mean velocity profile and the increasing turbulence intensity in the outer region

Marusic, Ivan

347

Preservation of contrasting geothermal gradients across the Caribbean-North America plate  

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Preservation of contrasting geothermal gradients across the Caribbean-North America plate boundary the North American and Caribbean plates, document a sharp cooling age discontinuity across the fault the Caribbean-North America plate boundary (Motagua Fault, Guatemala), Tectonics, 32, 993­1010, doi:10.1002/tect

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

348

The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence Franois Blanchette,1  

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The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence François Blanchette,1 Laura Messio,2 to elucidating the influence on the coalescence process of a surface tension difference between drop coalescence may occur. Three distinct regimes, depending on the reservoir to drop surface tension ratio, R

Bush, John W.M.

349

2002 Macmillan Magazines Ltd Ion gradients are widely used in transmembrane signal-  

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. These gradients are established by the active transport of ions from low to high electrochemical potentials across the membrane, driven by coupling transport to an energetically favourable process, such as ATP hydrolysis by ion channels that are located in the postsynaptic membrane and activated by neurotransmitters

Alford, Simon

350

Inverted metamorphic sequence in the Sikkim Himalayas: crystallization history, PT gradient and implications  

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Inverted metamorphic sequence in the Sikkim Himalayas: crystallization history, P­T gradient The metapelitic rocks of the Sikkim Himalayas show an inverted metamorphic sequence (IMS) of the complete to be capable of explaining these observations. Key words: Himalayas; inverted Barrovian zones; main central

Ganguly, Jibamitra

351

Development of Ultra High Gradient and High Q{sub 0} Superconducting Radio Frequency Cavities  

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We report on the recent progress at Jefferson Lab in developing ultra high gradient and high Q{sub 0} superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities for future SRF based machines. A new 1300 MHz 9-cell prototype cavity is being fabricated. This cavity has an optimized shape in terms of the ratio of the peak surface field (both magnetic and electric) to the acceleration gradient, hence the name low surface field (LSF) shape. The goal of the effort is to demonstrate an acceleration gradient of 50 MV/m with Q{sub 0} of 10{sup 10} at 2 K in a 9-cell SRF cavity. Fine-grain niobium material is used. Conventional forming, machining and electron beam welding method are used for cavity fabrication. New techniques are adopted to ensure repeatable, accurate and inexpensive fabrication of components and the full assembly. The completed cavity is to be first mechanically polished to a mirror-finish, a newly acquired in-house capability at JLab, followed by the proven ILC-style processing recipe established already at JLab. In parallel, new single-cell cavities made from large-grain niobium material are made to further advance the cavity treatment and processing procedures, aiming for the demonstration of an acceleration gradient of 50 MV/m with Q{sub 0} of 2?10{sup 10} at 2K.

Geng, Rongli [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Clemens, William A. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Follkie, James E. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Harris, Teena M. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Kushnick, Peter W. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Machie, Danny [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Martin, Robert E. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Palczewski, Ari D. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Perry, Era A. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Slack, Gary L. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Williams, R. S. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Adolphsen, C. [SLAC, Menlo Park, California, (United States); Li, Z. [SLAC, Menlo Park, California, (United States); Hao, J. K. [Peking University, Beijing (China); Li, Y. M. [Peking University, Beijing (China); Liu, K. X. [Peking University, Beijing (China)

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Mixed Aleatory/Epistemic Uncertainty Quantification for Hypersonic Flows via Gradient-Based Optimization  

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Mixed Aleatory/Epistemic Uncertainty Quantification for Hypersonic Flows via Gradient/aleatory uncertainties is demonstrated within the context of hypersonic flows. Specifically, this work focuses in which experimental data is difficult or impossible to obtain, as is the case with hypersonic flows

Anitescu, Mihai

353

Change in biomass of benthic and planktonic algae along a disturbance gradient for 24 Great  

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Change in biomass of benthic and planktonic algae along a disturbance gradient for 24 Great Lakes. The PC1 site score was significantly related to both periphyton and phytoplankton biomass, respectively accounted for 18% of the variation in epiphyton biomass. Periphytic and epiphytic biomass were negatively

McMaster University

354

Transient effective hydraulic conductivities under slowly and rapidly varying mean gradients in bounded three-  

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Transient effective hydraulic conductivities under slowly and rapidly varying mean gradients it Darcian in real or transformed domains. Each such situation gives rise to an effective hydraulic-time. In this paper we develop first-order analytical expressions for effective hydraulic conductivity under three

Tartakovsky, Daniel M.

355

Measurement of the gradient of the Casimir force between a nonmagnetic sphere and a magnetic plate  

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We measured the gradient of the Casimir force between an Au sphere and a plate made of ferromagnetic metal (Ni). It is demonstrated that the magnetic properties influence the force magnitude. This opens prospective opportunities for the control of the Casimir force in nanotechnology and for obtaining Casimir repulsion by using ferromagnetic dielectrics.

A. A. Banishev; C. -C. Chang; G. L. Klimchitskaya; V. M. Mostepanenko; U. Mohideen

2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

356

OnLine IPA Gradient Estimators in Stochastic Continuous Fluid Models  

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On­Line IPA Gradient Estimators in Stochastic Continuous Fluid Models Yorai Wardi # School Perturbation Analysis (IPA) to loss­related and workload­ related metrics in a class of Stochastic Flow Models parameters of interest, such as bu#er size, service rate and inflow rate. The IPA estimators derived

357

On the role of material property gradients in noncontacting thermoelectric NDE  

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On the role of material property gradients in noncontacting thermoelectric NDE Hector Carreon. The thermoelectric power of metals is sensitive to variety of material properties that can affect the measurement the basic appli- cation of thermoelectric materials characterization is metal sorting [1]. However

Nagy, Peter B.

358

Changes in species assemblages and diets of Collembola along a gradient of metal pollution  

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pollution. Keywords: Collembolan communities, Heavy metals, Gut contents 1. Introduction * Corresponding.1016/S0929-1393(02)00134-8 #12;2 Pollution by heavy metals, due to smelter, mining or agricultural the hypothesis that soil animal communities sampled along a gradient of heavy metal pollution show a) shifts

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

359

RIS-M-2260 HEAT GRADIENT INDUCED MIGRATION OF BRINE INCLUSIONS IN ROCK SALT  

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RIS-M-2260 HEAT GRADIENT INDUCED MIGRATION OF BRINE INCLUSIONS IN ROCK SALT Mathematical treatment project. Abstract. A mathematical model for the brine migration in rock salt around an infinite line heat source is set up. The tempera- ture field around the time dependent heat source is calculated by use

360

Capacitive mixing power production from salinity gradient energy enhanced through exoelectrogen-  

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to generate electrical power directly from salinity gradient energy using capacitive electrodes have recently generation and wastewater treatment. Introduction Harnessing the entropic energy released when river water with these capacitive electrodes two different ways: either through changes in membrane potentials due to ion

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361

Condensation on Surface Energy Gradient Shifts Drop Size Distribution toward Small Drops  

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Condensation on Surface Energy Gradient Shifts Drop Size Distribution toward Small Drops Ashley M condensation from vapor onto a cooled surface, distributions of drops evolve by nucleation, growth is condensed onto a horizontally oriented surface that has been treated by silanization to deliver either

Daniel, Susan

362

Using image gradient as a visual feature for visual servoing Eric Marchand, Christophe Collewet  

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Using image gradient as a visual feature for visual servoing Eric Marchand, Christophe Collewet degrees of freedom are considered. Eric Marchand is with Universit´e de Rennes 1, IRISA UMR 6074, INRIA Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique, Lagadic research group, email: Eric.Marchand@irisa.fr, Christophe Collewet

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

363

TitleA Spectroscopy Diagnostic of Plasma Gradients in ICF Imploded Cores  

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TitleA Spectroscopy Diagnostic of Plasma Gradients in ICF Imploded Cores I. Golovkin, R. Mancini, S to be a powerful diagnostic of spatially-averaged temperature and density plasma conditions at the collapse of ICF-broadened line shapes. The next step in the spectroscopy of imploded cores is the bracketing of core plasma

Louis, Sushil J.

364

Creation of a gradient polymer-fullerene interface in photovoltaic devices by thermally controlled interdiffusion  

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by providing im- proved donor/acceptor proximity throughout the device using interpenetrating polymer networks5Creation of a gradient polymer-fullerene interface in photovoltaic devices by thermally controlled 24062-1704 Received 29 July 2002; accepted 27 September 2002 Efficient polymer-fullerene photovoltaic

Heflin, Randy

365

A gradient flow approach to an evolution problem arising in superconductivity  

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A gradient flow approach to an evolution problem arising in superconductivity Luigi Ambrosio for the evolution of the vortex-density in a superconductor. We treat the case of a bounded domain where vortices in studying the following "mean-field model" (also called hydrodynamic limit) for superconductivity which

Serfaty, Sylvia

366

Top hole drilling with dual gradient technology to control shallow hazards  

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3.2 Riserless Dual Gradient Drilling Technology Description .........................36 3.2.1 Kick Detection.............................................................................37 3.2.2 Well Control ?Modified Driller?s Method... ? PRESSURE @ TOP OF KICK GRAPHS ? SET #1..........................140 ix Page APPENDIX F ? PRESSURE @ TOP OF KICK GRAPHS ? SET #2 ..........................159 VITA...

Elieff, Brandee Anastacia Marie

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

367

Seasonal mass-balance gradients in Norway L.A. RASMUSSEN,1  

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Seasonal mass-balance gradients in Norway L.A. RASMUSSEN,1 L.M. ANDREASSEN2,3 1 Department of Earth, Norway 3 Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Blindern, NO-0316 Oslo, Norway ABSTRACT. Previously discovered regularity in vertical profiles of net balance, bnðz?, on ten glaciers in Norway also

Rasmussen, L.A.

368

Double-hybrid density-functional theory with meta-generalized-gradient approximations  

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Double-hybrid density-functional theory with meta-generalized-gradient approximations Sidi Ould-parameter double-hybrid density-functional theory [K. Sharkas, J. Toulouse, and A. Savin, J. Chem. Phys. 134 of the most accurate approximations for electronic-structure calculations within density- functional theory

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

369

MICROBIOLOGY OF AQUATIC SYSTEMS Seasonal Depth-Related Gradients in Virioplankton: Lytic  

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of the deepest waters of Lake Pavin is essentially driven by the dark viral loop (dissolved organic matter communities, some of which may be typical, endemic to the ambient dark, cold and stable deep water masses to be representative of the physico-chemical gradients of the water column of the lake, and of the seasonal variability

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

370

Thermal lens elimination by gradient-reduced zone coupling of optical beams  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermal gradient-reduced-zone laser includes a laser medium and an optically transparent plate with an index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction of the laser medium. The pump face of the laser medium is bonded to a surface of the optically transparent member. Pump light is directed through the transparent plate to optically pump the solid state laser medium. Heat conduction is mainly through the surface of the laser medium where the heat is introduced by the pump light. Heat flows in a direction opposite to that of the pump light because the side of the laser medium that is opposite to that of the pump face is not in thermal contact with a conductor and thus there is no heat flux (and hence, no temperature gradient), thus producing a thermal gradient-reduced zone. A laser cavity is formed around the laser medium such that laser light oscillating within the laser cavity reflects by total-internal-reflection from the interface between the pump face and the optically transparent plate and enters and exits through a thermal gradient-reduced zone.

Page, Ralph H. (San Ramon, CA); Beach, Raymond J. (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

PREDICTION OF MOISTURE CONTENT AND MOISTURE GRADIENT OF AN OVERLAID PARTICLEBOARD1  

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PREDICTION OF MOISTURE CONTENT AND MOISTURE GRADIENT OF AN OVERLAID PARTICLEBOARD1 Qinglin Wu and HPL backer. A model based on the diffusion theory was developed to predict MC and moisture distribution for a multi-ply wood composite panel. The model's prediction of the mean MC for a three-layer PB

372

Bayesian Learning via Stochastic Gradient Langevin Dynamics Max Welling welling@ics.uci.edu  

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Bayesian Learning via Stochastic Gradient Langevin Dynamics Max Welling welling@ics.uci.edu D. Bren on iterative learning from small mini-batches. By adding the right amount of noise to a standard stochastic" and collects sam- ples after it has been surpassed. We apply the method to three models: a mixture of Gaussians

Kaski, Samuel

373

MPC for Wind Power Gradients --Utilizing Forecasts, Rotor Inertia, and Central Energy Storage  

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MPC for Wind Power Gradients -- Utilizing Forecasts, Rotor Inertia, and Central Energy Storage iterations. We demonstrate our method in simulations with various wind scenarios and prices for energy. INTRODUCTION Today, wind power is the most important renewable energy source. For the years to come, many

374

Phenotypic Plasticity of Leaf Shape along a Temperature Gradient in Acer rubrum  

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Phenotypic Plasticity of Leaf Shape along a Temperature Gradient in Acer rubrum Dana L. Royer1 plasticity and genetic determination can be important for understanding how plants respond to environmental change. However, little is known about the plastic response of leaf teeth and leaf dissection

Royer, Dana

375

Improving DWF Simulations: the Force Gradient Integrator and the Mbius Accelerated DWF Solver  

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We have implemented a variant of the force gradient integrator proposed by Kennedy et.al. and are using it in our production 2+1 flavor DWF simulations with pion masses of 180 MeV in (4.5fm)3 volumes. We find modest speed-ups (\\sim 20%) from using the force gradient integrator, compared to our previously used Omelyan integrator. On other ensembles, primarily finite temperature 2+1 flavor DWF QCD, we have extensively tuned the Hasenbusch preconditioning masses and achieved speed-ups of 2-3x. Here we have also switched to the force gradient integrator, but this change has not had any impact on the speed. We also report on an improved solver for DWF, which uses M\\"obius fermions, with a smaller fifth dimension than the original DWF fermions, as an intermediate step in the generation of solutions of the Dirac equation. This approach cuts the number of effective Dirac applications by approximately a factor of 2 when the conjugate gradient iteration count is large.

Hantao Yin; Robert D. Mawhinney

2011-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

376

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

377

Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size?  

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Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size. 2. The nest size hypothesis posits that higher nest predation in the tropics favours selection for smaller nests and thereby constrains clutch size by shrinking available space for eggs and/or nestlings

Martin, Thomas E.

378

Power Grid Analysis Using a Flexible Conjugate Gradient Algorithm with Sparsification  

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Power Grid Analysis Using a Flexible Conjugate Gradient Algorithm with Sparsification Peter power grid analysis. The algorithm allows changing preconditioners and sparsification of the search and sparsification. The algorithm is applied to a number of realistic power grid examples. I. INTRODUCTION The design

Freund, Roland W.

379

VIDEO FINGERPRINTING BASED ON CENTROIDS OF GRADIENT ORIENTATIONS Sunil Lee and Chang D. Yoo  

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VIDEO FINGERPRINTING BASED ON CENTROIDS OF GRADIENT ORIENTATIONS Sunil Lee and Chang D. Yoo Dept the video signal. The goal of a video fingerprinting sys- tem is to judge whether two videos have the same contents by measuring distance between fingerprints extracted from the videos. In this paper, a novel video

Yoo, Chang D.

380

Doxorubicin physical state in solution and inside liposomes loaded via a pH gradient  

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R. Perkins aY * a The Liposome Company, Inc., One Research Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA b Department of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA Received 26 May 1998; accepted 9 September/cholesterol liposomes that were loaded via a transmembrane pH gradient. Using cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) we

Gruner, Sol M.

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381

Electron velocity distribution function in a plasma with temperature gradient and in the presence of suprathermal  

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Electron velocity distribution function in a plasma with temperature gradient and in the presence of suprathermal electrons: application to incoherent-scatter plasma lines P. Guio1 , J. Lilensten2 , W. Kofman2 arbitrary velocity distribution function with cylindrical symmetry along the magnetic ®eld. The electron

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

382

Volume 0 (1981), Number 0 pp. 112 COMPUTER GRAPHICS forum Non-oriented MLS Gradient Fields  

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Volume 0 (1981), Number 0 pp. 1­12 COMPUTER GRAPHICS forum Non-oriented MLS Gradient Fields Jiazhou discrete inputs, a funda- mental stage for a variety of computer graphics applications such as surface a widespread use in graphics applications, as demonstrated by the variety of our results. Categories

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

383

Comparing Stream Geomorphology and Channel Habitat along a Stream Restoration Gradient Sam Stewart  

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Comparing Stream Geomorphology and Channel Habitat along a Stream Restoration Gradient Sam Stewart University #12;Abstract Stream restoration is a growing science due to the realization that the human into a whole reach study. This involved selecting four stream sites that would create a stream restoration

Vallino, Joseph J.

384

Examining food webs and trophic dynamics across a stream restoration intensity gradient  

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Examining food webs and trophic dynamics across a stream restoration intensity gradient Lena Weiss restoration, food webs, trophic dynamics Abstract: Stream ecosystems provide a plethora of important services in the stream channel itself. While there has been a recent push towards restoring these heavily degraded

Vallino, Joseph J.

385

Benthic Invertebrate Community Composition in Four Stream across a Restoration Intensity Gradient  

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Benthic Invertebrate Community Composition in Four Stream across a Restoration Intensity Gradient of cranberry farming on streams. These restoration projects vary in their intensity from low restoration streams with varying degrees of restoration intensity to determine if increased restoration intensity more

Vallino, Joseph J.

386

Collaborative Estimation of Gradient Direction by a Formation of AUVs under Communication Constraints  

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of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The present paper proposes a distributed solution in which a group], and autonomous systems as underwater and unmanned air ve- hicles (AUVs and UAVs) [6], [7]. Cooperative formation of vehicles uniformly distributed in a fixed circular formation, estimates the gradient direction

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

387

Manufacture of gradient micro-structures of magnesium alloys using two stage extrusion dies  

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This paper aims to manufacture magnesium alloy metals with gradient micro-structures using hot extrusion process. The extrusion die was designed to have a straight channel part combined with a conical part. Materials pushed through this specially-designed die generate a non-uniform velocity distribution at cross sections inside the die and result in different strain and strain rate distributions. Accordingly, a gradient microstructure product can be obtained. Using the finite element analysis, the forming temperature, effective strain, and effective strain rate distributions at the die exit were firstly discussed for various inclination angles in the conical die. Then, hot extrusion experiments with a two stage die were conducted to obtain magnesium alloy products with gradient micro-structures. The effects of the inclination angle on the grain size distribution at cross sections of the products were also discussed. Using a die of an inclination angle of 15, gradient micro-structures of the grain size decreasing gradually from 17 ?m at the center to 4 ?m at the edge of product were achieved.

Hwang, Yeong-Maw; Huang, Tze-Hui [Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, No. 70, Lien-Hai Rd., Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan (China); Alexandrov, Sergei [Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation); Naimark, Oleg Borisovich [Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm (Russian Federation); Jeng, Yeau-Ren [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Institute of Manufacturing with High-tech Innovations, National Chung Cheng University, Ming-Hsiung, Chia-Yi 621, Taiwan (China)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear root-derived carbon sequestration across a gradient of nitrogen and phosphorous deposition  

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Nonlinear root-derived carbon sequestration across a gradient of nitrogen and phosphorous sequestration of plant-carbon (C) inputs to soil may mitigate rising atmo- spheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations and related climate change but how this sequestration will respond to anthropogenic nitrogen (N

Fierer, Noah

389

A HEAVY ISOTOPE IN A SOLID DRIFTS DOWN A THERMAL ENERGY GRADIENT  

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183 A HEAVY ISOTOPE IN A SOLID DRIFTS DOWN A THERMAL ENERGY GRADIENT R. V. HESKETH CEGB Berkeley, and indeed, related to the second law ; to the familar statement that thermal energy diffuses from hot to cold we merely add the corollary even when the carriers of thermal energy are isotopic defects

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

390

Policy Gradient Planning for Environmental Decision Making with Existing Mark Crowley and David Poole  

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Policy Gradient Planning for Environmental Decision Making with Existing Simulators Mark Crowley policies for sustainable harvest planning of a forest. Introduction In many environmental and natural and David Poole University of British Columbia crowley@cs.ubc.ca poole@cs.ubc.ca Abstract In environmental

Poole, David

391

Investigation of Turbulent transition in plane Couette flows Using Energy Gradient Method  

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The energy gradient method has been proposed with the aim of better understanding the mechanism of flow transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow. In this method, it is demonstrated that the transition to turbulence depends on the relative magnitudes of the transverse gradient of the total mechanical energy which amplifies the disturbance and the energy loss from viscous friction which damps the disturbance, for given imposed disturbance. For a given flow geometry and fluid properties, when the maximum of the function K (a function standing for the ratio of the gradient of total mechanical energy in the transverse direction to the rate of energy loss due to viscous friction in the streamwise direction) in the flow field is larger than a certain critical value, it is expected that instability would occur for some initial disturbances. In this paper, using the energy gradient analysis, the equation for calculating the energy gradient function K for plane Couette flow is derived. The result indicates that K reaches the maximum at the moving walls. Thus, the fluid layer near the moving wall is the most dangerous position to generate initial oscillation at sufficient high Re for given same level of normalized perturbation in the domain. The critical value of K at turbulent transition, which is observed from experiments, is about 370 for plane Couette flow when two walls move in opposite directions (anti-symmetry). This value is about the same as that for plane Poiseuille flow and pipe Poiseuille flow (385-389). Therefore, it is concluded that the critical value of K at turbulent transition is about 370-389 for wall-bounded parallel shear flows which include both pressure (symmetrical case) and shear driven flows (anti-symmetrical case).

Hua-Shu Dou; Boo Cheong Khoo

2010-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

392

Direct optimization of the atomic-orbital density matrix using the conjugate-gradient method with a multilevel preconditioner  

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Direct optimization of the atomic-orbital density matrix using the conjugate-gradient method. The optimization of the density matrix is carried out by the conjugate-gradient method with a multilevel-functional methods that are able to treat large systems such as proteins and other mol- ecules of biological interest

Helgaker, Trygve

393

Apparatus for the investigation of liquid systems in a shear gradient by small angle neutron scattering (SANS)  

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of small angle neutron scattering from fluids in a constant shear gradient. Typical systems which can angle neutron scattering experiments with liquids have given information about structural pro- perties759 Apparatus for the investigation of liquid systems in a shear gradient by small angle neutron

Boyer, Edmond

394

Microfluidic system with integrated electroosmotic pumps, concentration gradient generator and fish cell line (RTgill-W1)--towards water toxicity  

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Microfluidic system with integrated electroosmotic pumps, concentration gradient generator and fish that incorporates electroosmotic pumps, a concentration gradient generator and a fish cell line (rainbow trout gill concentration distribution of toxicant in a cell test chamber, (2) an electroosmotic (EO) pump chip

Le Roy, Robert J.

395

Video Operations in the Gradient Domain Fusion of image sequences is a fundamental operation in numerous video applications and usually  

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1 Video Operations in the Gradient Domain Abstract Fusion of image sequences is a fundamental operation in numerous video applications and usually consists of segmentation, matting and compositing. We present a unified framework for performing these operations on video in the gradient domain. Our approach

Cohen-Or, Daniel

396

Imaging diffusion with non-uniform B{sub 1} gradients.  

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Rotating-frame imaging with the mathematically well-defined, non-constant magnetic field gradient of toroid cavity detectors represents a new technique to evaluate diffusion in solids, fluids or mixed-phase systems. While conventional NMR methods to measure diffusion utilize constant magnetic field gradients and, therefore, constant k-space wave numbers across the sample volume, the hyperbolic B{sub 1} fields of toroid cavity detectors exhibit large ranges of wave numbers radially distributed around the central conductor. As a consequence, signal amplitudes decay depending on the radial distance from the center axis of the torus. Applying a numerical finite-difference procedure to solve partial differential transport equations makes it possible not only to determine diffusion in toroid detectors to a high precision but also to include and accurately reproduce transport phenomena at or through singularities, such as phase transitions, membranes or impermeable boundaries.

Woelk, K.

1998-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

397

Stellar Population Gradients in Bulges along the Hubble Sequence: I. The Data  

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This is the first paper presenting our long-term project aimed at studying the nature of bulges through the analysis of their stellar population gradients. We present deep spectroscopic observations along the minor axis and the data reduction for a sample of 32 bulges of edge-on spiral galaxies. We explain in detail our procedures to measure their dynamical parameters (rotation curves and velocity dispersion profiles) and line-strength indices, including the conversion to the Lick/IDS system. Tables giving the values of the dynamical parameters and line-strength indices at each galactocentric radius are presented (in electronic form) for each galaxy of the sample. The derived line-strength gradients from this dataset will be analyzed in a forthcoming paper to set constraints on the different scenarios for the formation of the bulges.

J. Gorgas; P. Jablonka; P. Goudfrooij

2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

398

The effect of density gradient on the growth rate of relativistic Weibel instability  

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In this paper, the effect of density gradient on the Weibel instability growth rate is investigated. The density perturbations in the near corona fuel, where temperature anisotropy, ?, is larger than the critical temperature anisotropy, ?{sub c}, (??>??{sub c}), enhances the growth rate of Weibel instability due to the sidebands coupled with the electron oscillatory velocity. But for ???2. The analysis shows that relativistic effects and density gradient tend to stabilize the Weibel instability. The growth rate can be reduced by 88% by reducing ? by a factor of 100 and increasing relativistic parameter by a factor of 3.

Mahdavi, M., E-mail: m.mahdavi@umz.ac.ir [Physics Department, University of Mazandaran, P.O. Box 47415-416, Babolsar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khodadadi Azadboni, F., E-mail: f.khodadadi@stu.umz.ac.ir [Physics Department, University of Mazandaran, P.O. Box 47415-416, Babolsar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Young Researchers Club, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 48161-194, Sari (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

399

Beyond-the-Standard-Model matrix elements with the gradient flow  

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At the Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ) we have started a long-term program that aims to determine beyond-the-Standard-Model (BSM) matrix elements using the gradient flow, and to understand the impact of BSM physics in nucleon and nuclear observables. Using the gradient flow, we propose to calculate the QCD component of key beyond the Standard Model (BSM) matrix elements related to quark and strong theta CP violation and the strange content within the nucleon. The former set of matrix elements impacts our understanding of Electric Dipole Moments (EDMs) of nucleons and nuclei (a key signature of BSM physics), while the latter contributes to elastic recoil of Dark Matter particles off nucleons and nuclei. If successful, these results will lay the foundation for extraction of BSM observables from future low-energy, high-intensity and high-accuracy experimental measurements.

A. Shindler; J. de Vries; T. Luu

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

400

A magnetically shielded room with ultra low residual field and gradient  

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A versatile and portable magnetically shielded room with a field of (700200) pT within a central volume of 1 m 1 m 1 m and a field gradient less than 300 pT/m, achieved without any external field stabilization or compensation, is described. This performance represents more than a hundredfold improvement of the state of the art for a two-layer magnetic shield and provides an environment suitable for a next generation of precision experiments in fundamental physics at low energies; in particular, searches for electric dipole moments of fundamental systems and tests of Lorentz-invariance based on spin-precession experiments. Studies of the residual fields and their sources enable improved design of future ultra-low gradient environments and experimental apparatus. This has implications for developments of magnetometry beyond the femto-Tesla scale in, for example, biomagnetism, geosciences, and security applications and in general low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements.

Altarev, I.; Chesnevskaya, S.; Gutsmiedl, E.; Kuchler, F.; Lins, T.; Marino, M.; McAndrew, J.; Niessen, B.; Paul, S.; Petzoldt, G.; Singh, J.; Stoepler, R.; Stuiber, S.; Sturm, M.; Taubenheim, B. [Physikdepartment, Technische Universitt Mnchen, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Babcock, E. [Jlich Center for Neutron Science, Lichtenbergstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Beck, D.; Sharma, S. [Physics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Burghoff, M.; Fan, I. [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin, D-10587 Berlin (Germany); and others

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Development of Ti/Ti{sub 3}Sn functionally gradient material produced by eutectic bonding method  

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Although many materials which have a single function have been developed, future needs are anticipated to include materials which have various functions. A functionally gradient material (FGM) which has characteristics of two different materials is a promising candidate for multi-functional material. The present methods for production of FGM, however, are very complicated and costly. In this study the authors answer the serious problem of high production cost by fabricating the FGM by a eutectic bonding method. This fabrication method includes structural control of FGM by changing the cooling process. They describe Ti/Ti{sub 3}Sn FGM obtained by the eutectic bonding method, and tell how the structure of its composition gradient part is changed by controlling the cooling process.

Kirihara, S.; Takeda, M.; Tsujimoto, T. [Ibaraki Univ., Hitachi (Japan). Faculty of Engineering] [Ibaraki Univ., Hitachi (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

1996-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

402

Measurements of Electron Thermal Transport due to Electron Temperature Gradient Modes in a Basic Experiment  

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Production and identification of electron temperature gradient modes have already been reported [X. Wei, V. Sokolov, and A. K. Sen, Phys. Plasmas 17, 042108 (2010)]. Now a measurement of electron thermal conductivity via a unique high frequency triple probe yielded a value of {chi}{sub perpendiculare} ranging between 2 and 10 m{sup 2}/s, which is of the order of a several gyrobohm diffusion coefficient. This experimental result appears to agree with a value of nonlocal thermal conductivity obtained from a rough theoretical estimation and not inconsistent with gyrokinetic simulation results for tokamaks. The first experimental scaling of the thermal conductivity versus the amplitude of the electron temperature gradient fluctuation is also obtained. It is approximately linear, indicating a strong turbulence signature.

Sokolov, V.; Sen, A. K. [Plasma Research Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

2011-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

403

Automatic code generation enables nuclear gradient computations for fully internally contracted multireference theory  

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Analytical nuclear gradients for fully internally contracted complete active space second-order perturbation theory (CASPT2) are reported. This implementation has been realized by an automated code generator that can handle spin-free formulas for the CASPT2 energy and its derivatives with respect to variations of molecular orbitals and reference coefficients. The underlying complete active space self-consistent field and the so-called Z-vector equations are solved using density fitting. With full internal contraction the size of first-order wave functions scales polynomially with the number of active orbitals. The CASPT2 gradient program and the code generator are both publicly available. This work enables the CASPT2 geometry optimization of molecules as complex as those investigated by respective single-point calculations.

MacLeod, Matthew K

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Strict convexity of the free energy for non-convex gradient models at moderate $?$  

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We consider a gradient interface model on the lattice with interaction potential which is a non-convex perturbation of a convex potential. We show using a one-step multiple scale analysis the strict convexity of the surface tension at high temperature. This is an extension of Funaki and Spohn's result, where the strict convexity of potential was crucial in their proof that for every tilt there is a unique, shift invariant, ergodic Gibbs measure for the $\

Codina Cotar; Jean-Dominique Deuschel; Stefan Mller

2008-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

405

Development of High-Gradient Dielectric Laser-Driven Particle Accelerator Structures  

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The thrust of Stanford's program is to conduct research on high-gradient dielectric accelerator structures driven with high repetition-rate, tabletop infrared lasers. The close collaboration between Stanford and SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) is critical to the success of this project, because it provides a unique environment where prototype dielectric accelerator structures can be rapidly fabricated and tested with a relativistic electron beam.

Byer, Robert L.

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

406

Gravitational resonance spectroscopy with an oscillating magnetic field gradient in the GRANIT flow through arrangement  

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Gravitational resonance spectroscopy consists in measuring the energy spectrum of bouncing ultracold neutrons above a mirror by inducing resonant transitions between different discrete quantum levels. We discuss how to induce the resonances with a flow through arrangement in the GRANIT spectrometer, excited by an oscillating magnetic field gradient. The spectroscopy could be realized in two distinct modes (so called DC and AC) using the same device to produce the magnetic excitation. We present calculations demonstrating the feasibility of the newly proposed AC mode.

G. Pignol; S. Baessler; V. V. Nesvizhevsky; K. Protasov; D. Rebreyend; A. Yu. Voronin

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

407

Gyrokinetic and Gyrofluid Models for Zonal Flow Dynamics in Ion and Electron Temperature Gradient Turbulence  

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Collisionless time evolution of zonal flows in ion and electron temperature gradient turbulence in toroidal plasmas is investigated. The responses of the zonal-flow potential to the initial perturbation and to the turbulence source are determined from the gyrokinetic equations combined with the Poisson equation, A novel gyrofluid model is presented, which properly describes the zonal-flow time evolution and reproduces the same residual zonal-flow levels as predicted by the gyrokinetic model.

Sugama, H.; Watanabe, T.-H. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu, 509-5292 (Japan); Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Toki, Gifu, 509-5292 (Japan); Ferrando i Margalet, S. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu, 509-5292 (Japan)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

408

X-band EPR imaging as a tool for gradient dose reconstruction in irradiated bones  

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Purpose: Various tools are currently available for dose reconstruction in individuals after accidental exposure to ionizing radiation. Among the available biological analyses, Monte Carlo simulations, and biophysical methods, such as electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), the latter has proved its usefulness for retrospective dosimetry. Although EPR spectroscopy is probably the most sensitive technique, it does not provide spatial dosimetric data. This information is, however, highly desirable when steep dose gradient irradiations are involved. The purpose of this work was to explore the possibilities of EPR imaging (EPRI) for spatial dose reconstruction in irradiated biological material. Methods: X-band EPRI was used to reconstruct ex vivo the relative dose distribution in human bone samples and hydroxyapatite phantoms after irradiation with brachytherapy seeds or x rays. Three situations were investigated: Homogeneous, stepwise gradient, and continuous gradient irradiation. Results: EPRI gave a faithful relative spin density distribution in bone samples and in hydroxyapatite phantoms. Measured dose ratios were in close agreement with the actual delivered dose ratios. EPRI was able to distinguish the dose gradients induced by two different sources ({sup 125}I and {sup 192}Ir). However, the measured spatial resolution of the system was 1.9 mm and this appeared to be a limiting factor. The method could be improved by using new signal postprocessing strategies. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that EPRI can be used to assess the regional relative dose distribution in irradiated bone samples. The method is currently applicable to ex vivo measurements of small size samples with low variation in tissue density but is likely to be adapted for in vivo application using L-band EPRI.

Leveque, Philippe; Godechal, Quentin; Bol, Anne; Trompier, Francois; Gallez, Bernard [Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Unit, Universite catholique de Louvain, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium); Molecular Imaging and Experimental Radiotherapy Unit, Universite catholique de Louvain, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium); Institut de Surete Nucleaire et de Radioprotection, F-92262 Fontenay-aux-Roses (France); Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Unit, Universite catholique de Louvain, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

409

Semi-Blind Gradient-Newton CMA and SDD Algorithm for MIMO Space-Time Equalisation  

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Semi-Blind Gradient-Newton CMA and SDD Algorithm for MIMO Space-Time Equalisation S. Chen, L. HanzoBJ, UK. E-mails: {sqc, lh, htc1e08}@ecs.soton.ac.uk Abstract-- Semi-blind space-time equalisation-directed scheme is then applied to adapt the STE. The proposed semi-blind adaptive STE is capable of converging

Chen, Sheng

410

Comment on 'Simultaneous gravity and gradient measurements from a recoil-compensated absolute gravimeter'  

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The article (Niebauer et al. 2011 Metrologia 48 154-163) reports on the important innovations enhancing the ability of absolute gravimeter to measure vertical gravity gradient along with the gravity acceleration. This comment suggests experiments to further assess the improvements and the results obtained with the modified instrument, considers some limitations of non-linear models in metrology and ways to overcome them, and discusses possible applications of the described instrument.

Nagornyi, V D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Effect of Temperature Gradient on Industrial Coal Slag Infiltration into Porous Refractory Materials in Slagging Gasifiers  

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Infiltration characteristics of industrial coal slag into alumina (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) refractory material with a temperature gradient induced along the slag's penetration direction are compared to those obtained under near-isothermal conditions. Experiments were conducted with a hot-face temperature of 1450C and a CO/CO{sub 2} ratio of 1.8, which corresponds to an oxygen partial pressure of ~10{sup ?8} atm. The refractory under the near-isothermal temperature profile, with higher average temperatures, demonstrated a greater penetration depth than its counterpart that was under the steeper temperature gradient. Slag that did not infiltrate into the refractory due to the induced temperature gradient, pooled and solidified on the top of the sample. Within the pool, a conglomerated mass of troilite (FeS) formed separately from the surrounding slag. Microscopy of the cross-sectioned infiltrated refractories revealed that the slag preferentially corroded the matrix regions closer to the top surface. Furthermore, the formation of a thick layer of hercynite (FeAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}) at the top of refractory/slag interface significantly depleted the slag of its iron-oxide content with respect to its virgin composition. A qualitative description of the penetration process is provided in this article.

Kaneko, Tetsuya Kenneth; Bennett, James P.; Dridhar, Seetharaman

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Spatial Gradients in Particle Reinforced Polymers Characterized by X-Ray Attenuation and Laser Confocal Microscopy  

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The goal of this work is to develop techniques for measuring gradients in particle concentration within filled polymers, such as encapsulant. A high concentration of filler particles is added to such materials to tailor physical properties such as thermal expansion coefficient. Sedimentation and flow-induced migration of particles can produce concentration gradients that are most severe near material boundaries. Therefore, techniques for measuring local particle concentration should be accurate near boundaries. Particle gradients in an alumina-filled epoxy resin are measured with a spatial resolution of 0.2 mm using an x-ray beam attenuation technique, but an artifact related to the finite diameter of the beam reduces accuracy near the specimen's edge. Local particle concentration near an edge can be measured more reliably using microscopy coupled with image analysis. This is illustrated by measuring concentration profiles of glass particles having 40 {micro}m median diameter using images acquired by a confocal laser fluorescence microscope. The mean of the measured profiles of volume fraction agrees to better than 3% with the expected value, and the shape of the profiles agrees qualitatively with simple theory for sedimentation of monodisperse particles. Extending this microscopy technique to smaller, micron-scale filler particles used in encapsulant for microelectronic devices is illustrated by measuring the local concentration of an epoxy resin containing 0.41 volume fraction of silica.

LAGASSE,ROBERT R.; THOMPSON,KYLE R.

2000-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

413

Effect of resistivity gradient on laser-driven electron transport and ion acceleration  

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The effect of resistivity gradient on laser-driven electron transport and ion acceleration is investigated using collisional particle-in-cell simulation. The study is motivated by recent proton acceleration experiments [Gizzi et al., Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 14, 011301 (2011)], which showed significant effect of the resistivity gradient in layered targets on the proton angular spread. This effect is reproduced in the present simulations. It is found that resistivity-gradient generation of magnetic fields and inhibition of electron transport is significantly enhanced when the feedback interaction between the magnetic field and the fast-electron current is included. Filamentation of the laser-generated hot electron jets inside the target, considered as the origin of the nonuniform proton patterns observed in the experiments, is clearly suppressed by the resistive magnetic field. As a result, the electrostatic sheath field at the target back surface acquires a relatively smooth profile, which contributes to the superior quality of the proton beams accelerated off layered targets in the experiments.

Zhuo, H. B.; Yang, X. H.; Ma, Y. Y.; Li, X. H. [College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)] [College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Zhou, C. T. [College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China) [College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100094 (China); Yu, M. Y. [Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China) [Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Institute for Theoretical Physics I, Ruhr University, Bochum D-44780 (Germany)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

414

A study of self organized criticality in ion temperature gradient mode driven gyrokinetic turbulence  

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An investigation on the characteristics of self organized criticality (Soc) in ITG mode driven turbulence is made, with the use of various statistical tools (histograms, power spectra, Hurst exponents estimated with the rescaled range analysis, and the structure function method). For this purpose, local non-linear gyrokinetic simulations of the cyclone base case scenario are performed with the GENE software package. Although most authors concentrate on global simulations, which seem to be a better choice for such an investigation, we use local simulations in an attempt to study the locally underlying mechanisms of Soc. We also study the structural properties of radially extended structures, with several tools (fractal dimension estimate, cluster analysis, and two dimensional autocorrelation function), in order to explore whether they can be characterized as avalanches. We find that, for large enough driving temperature gradients, the local simulations exhibit most of the features of Soc, with the exception of the probability distribution of observables, which show a tail, yet they are not of power-law form. The radial structures have the same radial extent at all temperature gradients examined; radial motion (transport) though appears only at large temperature gradients, in which case the radial structures can be interpreted as avalanches.

Mavridis, M.; Isliker, H.; Vlahos, L. [Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Grler, T.; Jenko, F.; Told, D. [Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

415

A new high-gradient correction quadrupole for the Fermilab luminosity upgrade  

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Special superconducting correction quadrupoles are needed for the luminosity upgrade of the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. These correctors are part of the low-beta system for the interaction regions at B/phi/ and D/phi/. The requirements are high gradient and low current. A quadrupole has been designed that meets the operating gradient of 0.63 T/cm at 1086 A. The one-layer quadrupole is wound with a cable consisting of five individually insulated rectangular strands. The five strands are overwrapped with Kapton and epoxy impregnated glass tape. The winding, curing and collaring of the magnet is accomplished in the same manner as Tevatron-like magnets using Rutherford style cable. Once the magnet is complete the five strands are connected in series. A prototype quadrupole has been assembled and tested. The magnet reached a plateau current of 1560 A corresponding to a gradient of 0.91 T/cm without training. The measured field harmonics are substantially better than required. 8 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

Mantsch, P.; Carson, J.; Riddiford, A.; Lamm, M.J.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Characterization of Min-K TE-1400 Thermal Insulation (Two-Year Gradient Stress Relaxation Testing Update)  

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Min-K 1400TE insulation material was characterized at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use in structural applications under gradient temperature conditions. A previous report (ORNL/TM-2008/089) discusses the testing and results from the original three year duration of the project. This testing included compression testing to determine the effect of sample size and test specimen geometry on the compressive strength of Min-K, subsequent compression testing on cylindrical specimens to determine loading rates for stress relaxation testing, isothermal stress relaxation testing, and gradient stress relaxation testing. This report presents the results from the continuation of the gradient temperature stress relaxation testing and the resulting updated modeling.

Hemrick, James Gordon [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL; King, James [ORNL

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Solutions of Eshelby-Type Inclusion Problems and a Related Homogenization Method Based on a Simplified Strain Gradient Elasticity Theory  

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Eshelby-type inclusion problems of an infinite or a finite homogeneous isotropic elastic body containing an arbitrary-shape inclusion prescribed with an eigenstrain and an eigenstrain gradient are analytically solved. The solutions are based on a...

Ma, Hemei

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

418

Kinetic Effects of the Electrochemical Proton Gradient on Plastoquinone Reduction at the Qi Site of the Cytochrome  

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Kinetic Effects of the Electrochemical Proton Gradient on Plastoquinone Reduction at the Qi Site- bonylcyanide p-(trifluoromethoxy)phenylhydrazone (FCCP) revealed a marked inhibition of the cytochrome b6

419

Comment on "Gradient Dynamics Description for Films of Mixtures and Suspensions: Dewetting Triggered by Coupled Film Height and Concentration Fluctuations"  

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We discuss a recent effort in the modelling of binary component thin films, which yielded the same conclusions and stability limits as earlier work, despite a different method of incorporating constraints into the gradient dynamics description of the system.

Sam Coveney; Nigel Clarke

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

420

Design, prototyping, and testing of an apparatus for establishing a linear temperature gradient in experimental fish tanks  

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Immunology researchers require a new type of fish tank that provides a linear thermal gradient for experimental zebrafish in order to improve the accuracy and validity of their research. Zebrafish require the ability to ...

Kadri, Romi Sinclair

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fertility of stallion spermatozoa separated on albumin gradients and attempts to control the sex ratio of foals  

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December 1985 Major Subject: Physiology of Reproduction FERTILITY OF STALLION SPERMATOZOA SEPARATED ON ALBUMIN GRADIENTS AND ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL THE SEX RATIO OF FOALS h Thesis by JANE ANN PRUITT Approved as to style and content by: (Chair... of Committe) (Member) J, M. Bowen (Member) G. C. Smith (Head of Department) December 1985 ABSTRACT Fertility of Stallion Spermatozoa Separated on Albumin Gradients and Attempts to Control the Sex Ratio of Foals (December 1985) Jane Ann Pruitt, B. S...

Pruitt, Jane Ann

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Method and means for a spatial and temporal probe for laser-generated plumes based on density gradients  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and means are disclosed for a spatial and temporal probe for laser generated plumes based on density gradients includes generation of a plume of vaporized material from a surface by an energy source. The probe laser beam is positioned so that the plume passes through the probe laser beam. Movement of the probe laser beam caused by refraction from the density gradient of the plume is monitored. Spatial and temporal information, correlated to one another, is then derived. 15 figs.

Yeung, E.S.; Chen, G.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Vertical distribution of larval stages of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans (L.), in relation to manure pat temperature gradients  

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VERTICAL DISTRISUTION OF LARVAL STAGES OF THE HORN FLY, HAEMATOBIA IRRITANS IRRITANS (L. ), IN RELATION TO MANURE PAT TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS A Thesis by PHILIP ANDERSON MARCH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AijM University... in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1981 Major Subject: Entomology VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF LARVAL STAGES OF THE HORN FLY, HAEMATOBIA IRRITANS IRRITANS (L. ), IN RELATION TO MANURE PAT TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS...

March, Philip Anderson

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Relativistic klystron driven compact high gradient accelerator as an injector to an X-ray synchrotron radiation ring  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A compact high gradient accelerator driven by a relativistic klystron is utilized to inject high energy electrons into an X-ray synchrotron radiation ring. The high gradients provided by the relativistic klystron enables accelerator structure to be much shorter (typically 3 meters) than conventional injectors. This in turn enables manufacturers which utilize high energy, high intensity X-rays to produce various devices, such as computer chips, to do so on a cost effective basis.

Yu, David U. L. (1912 MacArthur St., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90732)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A comparison of experimental and theoretical results for leakage, pressure gradient, and rotordynamic coefficients for tapered annular gas seals  

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A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL RESULTS FOR LEAKAGE, PRESSURE GRADIENT, AND ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS FOR TAPERED ANNULAR GAS SEALS A Thesis by DAVID ALAN ELROD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University... ABSTRACT A Compar ison of Experimental and Theoretical Results for Leakage, Pressure Gradient, and Rotordynamic Coefficients for Tapered Annular Gas Seals. (December 1986) David Alan Elrod, 8 . S . , Louisiana State University Co-Chairs of Advisory...

Elrod, David Alan

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Diffusion-assisted selective dynamical recoupling: A new approach to measure background gradients in magnetic resonance  

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Dynamical decoupling, a generalization of the original NMR spin-echo sequence, is becoming increasingly relevant as a tool for reducing decoherence in quantum systems. Such sequences apply non-equidistant refocusing pulses for optimizing the coupling between systems, and environmental fluctuations characterized by a given noise spectrum. One such sequence, dubbed Selective Dynamical Recoupling (SDR) [P. E. S. Smith, G. Bensky, G. A. lvarez, G. Kurizki, and L. Frydman, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109, 5958 (2012)], allows one to coherently reintroduce diffusion decoherence effects driven by fluctuations arising from restricted molecular diffusion [G. A. lvarez, N. Shemesh, and L. Frydman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 080404 (2013)]. The fully-refocused, constant-time, and constant-number-of-pulses nature of SDR also allows one to filter out intrinsic T{sub 1} and T{sub 2} weightings, as well as pulse errors acting as additional sources of decoherence. This article explores such features when the fluctuations are now driven by unrestricted molecular diffusion. In particular, we show that diffusion-driven SDR can be exploited to investigate the decoherence arising from the frequency fluctuations imposed by internal gradients. As a result, SDR presents a unique way of probing and characterizing these internal magnetic fields, given an a priori known free diffusion coefficient. This has important implications in studies of structured systems, including porous media and live tissues, where the internal gradients may serve as fingerprints for the system's composition or structure. The principles of this method, along with full analytical solutions for the unrestricted diffusion-driven modulation of the SDR signal, are presented. The potential of this approach is demonstrated with the generation of a novel source of MRI contrast, based on the background gradients active in an ex vivo mouse brain. Additional features and limitations of this new method are discussed.

lvarez, Gonzalo A.; Shemesh, Noam; Frydman, Lucio, E-mail: lucio.frydman@weizmann.ac.il [Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)] [Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

427

Overview of high gradient SRF R&D for ILC cavities at Jefferson Lab  

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We report the progress on high gradient R&D of ILC cavities at Jefferson Lab (JLab) since the Beijing workshop. Routine 9-cell cavity electropolishing (EP) processing and RF testing has been enhanced with added surface mapping and T-mapping instrumentations. 12 new 9-cell cavities (10 of them are baseline fine-grain TESLA-shape cavities: 5 built by ACCEL/Research Instruments, 4 by AES and 1 by JLab; 2 of them are alternative cavities: 1 fine-grain ICHIRO-shape cavity built by KEK/Japan industry and 1 large-grain TESLA-shape cavity built by JLab) are EP processed and tested. 76 EP cycles are accumulated, corresponding to more than 200 hours of active EP time. Field emission (FE) and quench behaviors of electropolished 9-cell cavities are studied. EP process continues to be optimized, resulting in advanced procedures and hence improved cavity performance. Several 9-cell cavities reached 35 MV/m after the first light EP processing. FE-free performance has been demonstrated in 9-cell cavities in 35-40 MV/m range. 1-cell cavity studies explore new techniques for defect removal as well as advanced integrated cavity processing. Surface studies of niobium samples electropolished together with real cavities provide new insight into the nature of field emitters. Close cooperation with the US cavity fabrication industry has been undertaking with the successful achievement of 41 MV/m for the first time in a 9-cell ILC cavity built by AES. As the size of the data set grows, it is now possible to construct gradient yield curves, from which one can see that significant progress has been made in raising the high gradient yield.

Geng, Rongli [JLAB

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

A subspace, interior, and conjugate gradient method for large-scale bound-constrained minimization problems  

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A subspace adaptation of the Coleman-Li trust region and interior method is proposed for solving large-scale bound-constrained minimization problems. This method can be implemented with either sparse Cholesky factorization or conjugate gradient computation. Under reasonable conditions the convergence properties of this subspace trust region method are as strong as those of its full-space version. Computational performance on various large test problems is reported; advantages of the approach are demonstrated. The experience indicates that the proposed method represents an efficient way to solve large bound-constrained minimization problems.

Branch, M.A.; Coleman, T.F.; Li, Y.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Functionally gradient material for membrane reactors to convert methane gas into value-added products  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A functionally gradient material for a membrane reactor for converting methane gas into value-added-products includes an outer tube of perovskite, which contacts air; an inner tube which contacts methane gas, of zirconium oxide, and a bonding layer between the perovskite and zirconium oxide layers. The bonding layer has one or more layers of a mixture of perovskite and zirconium oxide, with the layers transitioning from an excess of perovskite to an excess of zirconium oxide. The transition layers match thermal expansion coefficients and other physical properties between the two different materials.

Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL); Dusek, Joseph T. (Lombard, IL); Kleefisch, Mark S. (Napersville, IL); Kobylinski, Thadeus P. (Lisle, IL)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Rotating-frame gradient fields for magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance in low fields  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for Fourier encoding a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signal is disclosed. A static magnetic field B.sub.0 is provided along a first direction. An NMR signal from the sample is Fourier encoded by applying a rotating-frame gradient field B.sub.G superimposed on the B.sub.0, where the B.sub.G comprises a vector component rotating in a plane perpendicular to the first direction at an angular frequency .omega.in a laboratory frame. The Fourier-encoded NMR signal is detected.

Bouchard, Louis-Serge; Pines, Alexander; Demas, Vasiliki

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

431

Functionally gradient material for membrane reactors to convert methane gas into value-added products  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A functionally gradient material for a membrane reactor for converting methane gas into value-added-products includes an outer tube of perovskite, which contacts air; an inner tube which contacts methane gas, of zirconium oxide, and a bonding layer between the perovskite and zirconium oxide layers. The bonding layer has one or more layers of a mixture of perovskite and zirconium oxide, with the layers transitioning from an excess of perovskite to an excess of zirconium oxide. The transition layers match thermal expansion coefficients and other physical properties between the two different materials. 7 figs.

Balachandran, U.; Dusek, J.T.; Kleefisch, M.S.; Kobylinski, T.P.

1996-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

432

Comparison of analytical models for zonal flow generation in ion-temperature-gradient mode turbulence  

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During the past years the understanding of the multi scale interaction problems have increased significantly. However, at present there exists a flora of different analytical models for investigating multi scale interactions and hardly any specific comparisons have been performed among these models. In this work two different models for the generation of zonal flows from ion-temperature-gradient (ITG) background turbulence are discussed and compared. The methods used are the coherent mode coupling model and the wave kinetic equation model (WKE). It is shown that the two models give qualitatively the same results even though the assumption on the spectral difference is used in the (WKE) approach.

Anderson, J.; Miki, K.; Uzawa, K.; Li, J.; Kishimoto, Y. [Dept. Fundamental Energy Science, School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto, 611-0011 (Japan)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

433

Gyrokinetic-Vlasov simulations of the ion temperature gradient turbulence in tokamak and helical systems  

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Recent progress of the gyrokinetic-Vlasov simulations on the ion temperature gradient (ITG) turbulence in tokamak and helical systems is reported, where the entropy balance is checked as a reference for the numerical accuracy. The tokamak ITG turbulence simulation carried out on the Earth Simulator clearly captures a nonlinear generation process of zonal flows. The tera-flops and tera-bytes scale simulation is also applied to a helical system with the same poloidal and toroidal periodicities of L = 2 and M = 10 as in the Large Helical Device.

Watanabe, T.-H.; Sugama, H. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Ferrando i Margalet, S. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

434

Measurement of time dependent fields in high gradient superconducting quadrupoles for the Tevatron  

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Magnetic field measurements have been performed on prototype and production magnets from two high gradient superconducting quadrupoles designs. One design is a double shell quadrupole with 36 strand Rutherford cable. The other design is a single shell quadrupole with 5 individually monolithic strands connected in series. These magnets have similar bore diameters and cable dimensions. However, there are significant differences between the two designs, as well as differences between prototype and production magnets within each design, with regard to Cu to superconductor ratio, filament diameter and filament spacing to strand diameter. The time dependence of fixed currents of the measured magnetic fields is discussed. 9 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Lamm, M.J.; Coulter, K.; Gourlay, S.; Jaffery, T.S.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Turbulent electron transport in edge pedestal by electron temperature gradient turbulence  

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We present a model for turbulent electron thermal transport at the edge pedestal in high (H)-mode plasmas based on electron temperature gradient (ETG) turbulence. A quasi-linear analysis of electrostatic toroidal ETG modes shows that both turbulent electron thermal diffusivity and hyper-resistivity exhibits the Ohkawa scaling in which the radial correlation length of turbulence becomes the order of electron skin depth. Combination of the Ohkawa scales and the plasma current dependence results in a novel confinement scaling inside the pedestal region. It is also shown that ETG turbulence induces a thermoelectric pinch, which may accelerate the density pedestal formation.

Singh, R. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of) [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar, Gujarat 2382 428 (India); Jhang, Hogun [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)] [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Diamond, P. H. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of) [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); CMTFO and CASS, University of California, San Diego 92093-0424, California (United States)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

Experimental and Computational Simulation of Free Jet Characteristics Under Transverse Field Gradients  

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In this paper, we present numerical and experimental studies of the behavior of a liquid metal jet in a constant and gradient magnetic field. The experiments were conducted in the Magnetic Torus Liquid Metal MHD flow test facility (MTOR). The experimental results have shown that free jets can be stabilized by the magnetic field. The Lorentz force significantly suppresses the motion of the liquid metal jet and delays the break-up position. Analysis based on linear theory has been applied to understand jet behavior under magnetic fields. In addition, numerical simulation based on B formulation has been performed and compared to the experimental results.

Luo, X.; Ying, A.; Abdou, M. [University of California at Los Angeles (United States)

2003-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

437

Adiabatic Formation of a Matched-beam Distribution for an Alternating-gradient Quadrupole Lattice  

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The formation of a quasiequilibrium beam distribution matched to an alternating-gradient quadrupole focusing lattice by means of the adiabatic turn-on of the oscillating focusing field is studied numerically using particle-in-cell simulations. Quiescent beam propagation over several hundred lattice periods is demonstrated for a broad range of beam intensities and vacuum phase advances describing the strength of the oscillating focusing field. Properties of the matched-beam distribution are investigated. In particular, self-similar evolution of the beam density profile is observed over a wide range of system parameters. The numerical simulations are performed using the WARP particle-in-cell code.

Mikhail A. Dorf, Ronald C. Davidson, Edward A. Startsev, and Hong Qin

2010-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

438

Ion-temperature-gradient sensitivity of the hydrodynamic instability caused by shear in the magnetic-field-aligned plasma flow  

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The cross-magnetic-field (i.e., perpendicular) profile of ion temperature and the perpendicular profile of the magnetic-field-aligned (parallel) plasma flow are sometimes inhomogeneous for space and laboratory plasma. Instability caused either by a gradient in the ion-temperature profile or by shear in the parallel flow has been discussed extensively in the literature. In this paper, (1) hydrodynamic plasma stability is investigated, (2) real and imaginary frequency are quantified over a range of the shear parameter, the normalized wavenumber, and the ratio of density-gradient and ion-temperature-gradient scale lengths, and (3) the role of inverse Landau damping is illustrated for the case of combined ion-temperature gradient and parallel-flow shear. We find that increasing the ion-temperature gradient reduces the instability threshold for the hydrodynamic parallel-flow shear instability, also known as the parallel Kelvin-Helmholtz instability or the D'Angelo instability. We also find that a kinetic instability arises from the coupled, reinforcing action of both free-energy sources. For the case of comparable electron and ion temperature, we illustrate analytically the transition of the D'Angelo instability to the kinetic instability as (a) the shear parameter, (b) the normalized wavenumber, and (c) the ratio of density-gradient and ion-temperature-gradient scale lengths are varied and we attribute the changes in stability to changes in the amount of inverse ion Landau damping. We show that near a normalized wavenumber k{sub ?}?{sub i} of order unity (i) the real and imaginary values of frequency become comparable and (ii) the imaginary frequency, i.e., the growth rate, peaks.

Mikhailenko, V. V., E-mail: vladimir@pusan.ac.kr [Plasma Research Center, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Mikhailenko, V. S. [School of Physics and Technology, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 61108 Kharkiv (Ukraine); Faculty of Transportation Systems, Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University, 61002 Kharkiv (Ukraine); Lee, Hae June, E-mail: haejune@pusan.ac.kr [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Koepke, M. E. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

439

Measurement of laser heating in spin exchange optical pumping by NMR diffusion sensitization gradients  

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This paper details pulsed gradient NMR measurements of the {sup 3}He diffusion coefficient in sealed cells during spin exchange optical pumping. The potential of ultra low field magnetic resonance imgaing (MRI) and NMR for noninvasive measurement of cell pressure is demonstrated. Diffusion sensitization gradients allow measurement of the {sup 3}He diffusion coefficient from which the pressure and/or temperature of the gas can be determined during optical pumping. The pressure measurements were compared with neutron time of flight transmission measurements. Good agreement was observed between the temperature/pressure measurements and predictions based on Chapman-Enskog theory. The technique had sufficient sensitivity to observe the diffusion coefficient increasing with temperature in a sealed cell. With this method, evidence for laser heating of the {sup 3}He during optical pumping was found. The results show that NMR diffusion measurements allow noninvasive measurement of the cell temperature and/or pressure in an optical pumping setup. The method can be expanded using MRI to probe the spatial distribution of the diffusion coefficient. These techniques can be applied to the further investigation of polarization limiting effects such as laser heating.

Parnell, Steven R.; Deppe, Martin H.; Ajraoui, Salma; Parra-Robles, Juan; Wild, Jim M. [Unit of Academic Radiology, University of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF (United Kingdom); Boag, Stephen [ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

440

Performance of conjugate gradient-like algorithms in transient two-phase subchannel analysis  

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A transient, drift-flux subchannel analysis code (SWIRL) has been created for the development and evaluation of algorithms for the solution of weakly three-dimensional fluid flow problems. Spatial discretization on a staggered grid, semi-implicit temporal discretization, and algebraic reduction of the conservation equations of mass, energy, and momentum result in nonsymmetric block-tridiagonal linear systems of equations that must be solved for the pressure distribution at each time step of a transient. The solution of these systems of equations is the most time-consuming portion of the code, and direct, stationary iterative, and preconditioned conjugate gradient (CG)-like methods have been investigated both for a simple approach to steady-state and for a severe transient. The best direct algorithm appears to be an efficient implementation of block elimination, and iterative methods are compared to this algorithm for accuracy, robustness, and efficiency. Results presented here indicate that preconditioned CG-like methods such as Sonneveld's conjugate gradients squared are superior to an efficient direct method. 44 refs., 13 figs.

Turner, J.A. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)); Doster, M.J. (North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (USA). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Atom interferometric techniques for measuring gravitational acceleration and constant magnetic field gradients  

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We discuss two techniques for probing the effects of a homogeneous force acting on cold atoms, such as that due to gravity or a constant magnetic field gradient, using grating echo-type atom interferometers. A comprehensive theoretical description of signals generated by both two-pulse and three-pulse interferometers, accounting for magnetic sub-levels in the atomic ground state, is shown to agree with experimental results. Laser-cooled samples of $^{85}$Rb with temperatures as low as 2.4 $\\mu$K have been achieved in a relatively large glass cell with well-suppressed magnetic fields. Using transit time limited interferometer signals, we demonstrate sensitivity to externally applied magnetic gradients as small as $\\sim 4$ mG/cm. With these timescales we estimate that precision measurements of the gravitational acceleration, $g$, are possible with both the two-pulse and three-pulse echo interferometers. Whereas the two-pulse signal is a position-sensitive technique to measure the absolute value of $g$, the thre...

Barrett, B

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Fine-Scale Zonal Flow Suppression of Electron Temperature Gradient Turbulence  

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It is found in collisionless Electron Temperature Gradient (ETG) turbulence simulations that, while zonal flows are weak at early times, the zonal flows continue to grow algebraically (proportional to time). These fine-scale zonal flows have a radial wave number such that kr{rho}i > 1 and kr{rho}e < 1. Eventually, the zonal flows grow to a level that suppresses the turbulence due to ExB shearing. The final electron energy flux is found to be relatively low. These conclusions are based on particle convergence studies with adiabatic ion electrostatic flux-tube gyrokinetic {delta}f particle simulations run for long times. The Rosenbluth-Hinton random walk mechanism is given as an explanation for the long time build up of the zonal flow in ETG turbulence and it is shown that the generation is (k perpendicular {rho}e)2 smaller than for isomorphic Ion Temperature Gradient (ITG) problem. This mechanism for zonal flow generation here is different than the modulational instability mechanism for ITG turbulence. These results are important because previous results indicated zonal flows were unimportant for ETG turbulence. Weak collisional damping of the zonal flow is also shown to be a n important effect.

Parker, S. E.; Kohut, J. J.; Chen, Y. [Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, C0 (United States); Lin, Z. [University of Californian, Irvine, CA (United States); Hinton, F. L. [Hinton Associates, Escondido, CA (United States); Lee, W. W. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ (United States)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

443

Interlocked optimization and fast gradient algorithm for a seismic inverse problem  

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Highlights: {yields} A 2D extension of the 1D nonlinear inversion of well-seismic data is given. {yields} Appropriate regularization yields a well-determined large scale inverse problem. {yields} An interlocked optimization loop acts as an efficient preconditioner. {yields} The adjoint state method is used to compute the misfit function gradient. {yields} Domain decomposition method yields an efficient parallel implementation. - Abstract: We give a nonlinear inverse method for seismic data recorded in a well from sources at several offsets from the borehole in a 2D acoustic framework. Given the velocity field, approximate values of the impedance are recovered. This is a 2D extension of the 1D inversion of vertical seismic profiles . The inverse problem generates a large scale undetermined ill-conditioned problem. Appropriate regularization terms render the problem well-determined. An interlocked optimization algorithm yields an efficient preconditioning. A gradient algorithm based on the adjoint state method and domain decomposition gives a fast parallel numerical method. For a realistic test case, convergence is attained in an acceptable time with 128 processors.

Metivier, Ludovic, E-mail: ludovic.metivier@gmail.com [LAGA, Universite Paris XIII, 99 Avenue Jean-Baptiste Clement, 93000 Epinay-Villetaneuse (France)

2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

444

A second gradient theoretical framework for hierarchical multiscale modeling of materials  

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A theoretical framework for the hierarchical multiscale modeling of inelastic response of heterogeneous materials has been presented. Within this multiscale framework, the second gradient is used as a non local kinematic link between the response of a material point at the coarse scale and the response of a neighborhood of material points at the fine scale. Kinematic consistency between these scales results in specific requirements for constraints on the fluctuation field. The wryness tensor serves as a second-order measure of strain. The nature of the second-order strain induces anti-symmetry in the first order stress at the coarse scale. The multiscale ISV constitutive theory is couched in the coarse scale intermediate configuration, from which an important new concept in scale transitions emerges, namely scale invariance of dissipation. Finally, a strategy for developing meaningful kinematic ISVs and the proper free energy functions and evolution kinetics is presented.

Luscher, Darby J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bronkhorst, Curt A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mc Dowell, David L [GEORGIA TECH

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Stability threshold of ion temperature gradient driven mode in reversed field pinch plasmas  

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For the first time in the reversed field pinch (RFP) configuration, the stability threshold of the ion temperature gradient driven (ITG) mode is studied by linear gyrokinetic theory. In comparison with tokamaks, the RFP configuration has a shorter connection length and stronger magnetic curvature drift. These effects result in a stronger instability driving mechanism and a larger growth rate in the fluid limit. However, the kinetic theory shows that the temperature slopes required for the excitation of ITG instability are much steeper than the tokamak ones. This is because the effect of Landau damping also becomes stronger due to the shorter connection length, which is dominant and ultimately determines the stability threshold. The required temperature slope for the instability may only be found in the very edge of the plasma and/or near the border of the dominant magnetic island during the quasi-single helicity state of discharge.

Guo, S. C. [Consorzio RFX, Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla fusione, Corso Stati Uniti 4, Padova 35127 (Italy)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

446

Analytical Energy Gradients in Range-Separated Hybrid Density Functional Theory with Random Phase Approximation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Analytical forces have been derived in the Lagrangian framework for several random phase approximation (RPA) correlated total energy methods based on the range separated hybrid (RSH) approach, which combines a short-range density functional approximation for the short-range exchange-correlation energy with a Hartree-Fock-type long-range exchange and RPA long-range correlation. The RPA correlation energy has been expressed as a ring coupled cluster doubles (rCCD) theory. The resulting analytical gradients have been implemented and tested for geometry optimization of simple molecules and intermolecular charge transfer complexes, where intermolecular interactions are expected to have a non-negligible effect even on geometrical parameters of the monomers.

Mussard, Bastien; ngyn, Jnos G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Nanoparticle characterization by continuous contrast variation in SAXS with a solvent density gradient  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Many low-density nanoparticles show a radial inner structure. This work proposes a novel approach to contrast variation with SAXS based on the constitution of a solvent density gradient in a glass capillary in order to resolve this internal morphology. Scattering curves of a polymeric core-shell colloid were recorded at different suspending medium contrasts at the four-crystal monochromator beamline of PTB at the synchrotron radiation facility BESSY II. The mean size and size distribution of the particles as well as an insight into the colloid electron density composition were determined using the position of the isoscattering points in the Fourier region of the scattering curves and by examining the Guinier region in detail. These results were corroborated with a model fit to the experimental data, which provided complementary information about the inner electron density distribution of the suspended nanoparticles.

Raul Garcia-Diez; Christian Gollwitzer; Michael Krumrey

2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

448

Storage and Manipulation of Light Using a Raman Gradient Echo Process  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Gradient Echo Memory (GEM) scheme has potential to be a suitable protocol for storage and retrieval of optical quantum information. In this paper, we review the properties of the $\\Lambda$-GEM method that stores information in the ground states of three-level atomic ensembles via Raman coupling. The scheme is versatile in that it can store and re-sequence multiple pulses of light. To date, this scheme has been implemented using warm rubidium gas cells. There are different phenomena that can influence the performance of these atomic systems. We investigate the impact of atomic motion and four-wave mixing and present experiments that show how parasitic four-wave mixing can be mitigated. We also use the memory to demonstrate preservation of pulse shape and the backward retrieval of pulses.

Hosseini, M; Campbell, G T; Lam, P K; Buchler, B C

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Line Strengths and Line Strength Gradients in Bulges along the Hubble Sequence  

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We present first results of a comprehensive survey of deep long-slit spectra along the minor axis of bulges of edge-on spiral galaxies. Our results indicate that stellar populations in bulges are fairly old and encompass a range of metallicities. The luminosity-weighted ages of bulges range from those found for cluster ellipticals to slightly ``younger'' (by up to only a few Gyr, however). Their $\\alpha$/Fe element ratio is typically supersolar, consistent with those found in giant ellipticals. The radial line-strength gradients in bulges correlate with bulge luminosity. Generally, these findings are more compatible with predictions of the ``dissipative collapse'' model than with those of the ``secular evolution'' model.

P. Goudfrooij; J. Gorgas; P. Jablonka

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Grain-scale thermoelastic stresses and spatiotemporal temperature gradients on airless bodies, implications for rock breakdown  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Thermomechanical processes such as fatigue and shock have been suggested to cause and contribute to rock breakdown on Earth, and on other planetary bodies, particularly airless bodies in the inner solar system. In this study, we modeled grain-scale stresses induced by diurnal temperature variations on simple microstructures made of pyroxene and plagioclase on various solar system bodies. We found that a heterogeneous microstructure on the Moon experiences peak tensile stresses on the order of 100 MPa. The stresses induced are controlled by the coefficient of thermal expansion and Young's modulus of the mineral constituents, and the average stress within the microstructure is determined by relative volume of each mineral. Amplification of stresses occurs at surface-parallel boundaries between adjacent mineral grains and at the tips of pore spaces. We also found that microscopic spatial and temporal surface temperature gradients do not correlate with high stresses, making them inappropriate proxies for investig...

Molaro, Jamie L; Langer, Steve A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Double-hybrid density-functional theory with meta-generalized-gradient approximations  

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We extend the previously proposed one-parameter double-hybrid density-functional theory [K. Sharkas, J. Toulouse, and A. Savin, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 064113 (2011)] to meta-generalized-gradient-approximation (meta-GGA) exchange-correlation density functionals. We construct several variants of one-parameter double-hybrid approximations using the Tao-Perdew-Staroverov-Scuseria (TPSS) meta-GGA functional and test them on test sets of atomization energies and reaction barrier heights. The most accurate variant uses the uniform coordinate scaling of the density and of the kinetic energy density in the correlation functional, and improves over both standard Kohn-Sham TPSS and second-order Mller-Plesset calculations.

Souvi, Sidi M. O., E-mail: sidi.souvi@irsn.fr; Sharkas, Kamal; Toulouse, Julien, E-mail: julien.toulouse@upmc.fr [Sorbonne Universits, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Thorique, F-75005 Paris (France) [Sorbonne Universits, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Thorique, F-75005 Paris (France); CNRS, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Thorique, F-75005 Paris (France)

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

452

Large Scale Structures a Gradient Lines: the case of the Trkal Flow  

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A specific asymptotic expansion at large Reynolds numbers (R)for the long wavelength perturbation of a non stationary anisotropic helical solution of the force less Navier-Stokes equations (Trkal solutions) is effectively constructed of the Beltrami type terms through multi scaling analysis. The asymptotic procedure is proved to be valid for one specific value of the scaling parameter,namely for the square root of the Reynolds number (R).As a result large scale structures arise as gradient lines of the energy determined by the initial conditions for two anisotropic Beltrami flows of the same helicity.The same intitial conditions determine the boundaries of the vortex-velocity tubes, containing both streamlines and vortex lines

Libin, Alexander S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Large Scale Structures a Gradient Lines: the case of the Trkal Flow  

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A specific asymptotic expansion at large Reynolds numbers (R)for the long wavelength perturbation of a non stationary anisotropic helical solution of the force less Navier-Stokes equations (Trkal solutions) is effectively constructed of the Beltrami type terms through multi scaling analysis. The asymptotic procedure is proved to be valid for one specific value of the scaling parameter,namely for the square root of the Reynolds number (R).As a result large scale structures arise as gradient lines of the energy determined by the initial conditions for two anisotropic Beltrami flows of the same helicity.The same intitial conditions determine the boundaries of the vortex-velocity tubes, containing both streamlines and vortex lines

Alexander S. Libin

2010-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentration of carbon types from fly ash by density gradient centrifugation  

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Although the increasing amount of unburned carbon in fly ash is known to preclude the use of ash in the cement industry, very little is known about the characteristics of the unburned carbon. Three types of carbon particles have been identified microscopically: inertinite, isotropic coke and anisotropic coke. This manuscript describes a method to isolate these three types of carbon. A preliminary enrichment, followed by density gradient centrifugation (DGC) with a high-density polytungstate media (2.85 g/cm{sup 3} max), resulted in an enrichment of inertinites from a starting concentration of 3.8% to 61%, isotropic coke from 13.4% to 65%, and anisotropic coke from 19.2% to 74%. Large scale runs (LS) have been conducted to accumulate sufficient sample for subsequent analyses. The recovery weights and petrography composition of the PS and LS fractions are very similar.

Maroto-Valer, M.M.; Taulbee, D.N.; Hower, J.C. [Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Center for Applied Energy Research

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Daily results of the initial operation of the Los Alamos salt-gradient solar pond  

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The results of analysis of the initial data obtained on the Los Alamos National Laboratory salt-gradient solar pond, a 232 m/sup 2/ pond constructed for the primary purpose of studying pond hydrodynamics, are presented. The pond and the data-acquisition system were complete and in full operation by August 14, 1982. By September 21, 1982, the lower convecting zone had reached a temperature of 56/sup 0/C. An energy balance was performed over this period and is presented. Soil conductivity determinations have been made from the data, and the method is discussed. As a result of a leak discovered in the pond in September, a method of determining the leak rate was developed, and the results are included.

Hedstrom, J.C.; Jones, G.F.; Meyer, K.A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-axisymmetric wind-accretion simulations I. Velocity gradients of 3% and 20% over one accretion radius  

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We investigate the hydrodynamics of a variant of classical Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton accretion: a totally absorbing sphere moves at various Mach numbers (3 and 10) relative to a medium, which is taken to be an ideal gas having a velocity gradient (of 3% or 20% over one accretion radius) perpendicular to the relative motion. We examine the influence of the Mach number of the flow and the strength of the gradient upon the physical behaviour of the flow and the accretion rates of the angular momentum in particular. The hydrodynamics is modeled by the ``Piecewise Parabolic Method'' (PPM). The resolution in the vicinity of the accretor is increased by multiply nesting several grids around the sphere. Similarly to the 3D models without gradients published previously, models exhibit non-stationary flow patterns, although the Mach cone remains fairly stable. The accretion rates of mass, linear and angular momenta do not fluctuate as strongly as published previously for 2D models, but similarly to the 2D models, transient disks form around the accretor that alternate their direction of rotation with time. The average specific angular momentum accreted is roughly between 7% and 70% of the total angular momentum available in the accretion cylinder and is always smaller than the value of a vortex with Kepler velocity around the surface of the accretor. The fluctuations of the mass accretion rate in the models with small gradients (2%) are similar to the values of the models without gradients, while the models with large gradients (20%) exhibit larger fluctuations. The mass accretion rate is maximal when the specific angular momentum is zero, while the specific entropy tends to be smaller when the disks are prograde.

Maximilian Ruffert

1996-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic gravity-gradient noise in interferometric gravitational-wave detectors  

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When ambient seismic waves pass near an interferometric gravitational-wave detector, they induce density perturbations in the earth which produce fluctuating gravitational forces on the interferometer's test masses. These forces mimic a stochastic background of gravitational waves and thus constitute noise. We compute this noise using the theory of multimode Rayleigh and Love waves propagating in a layered medium that approximates the geological strata at the LIGO sites. We characterize the noise by a transfer function $T(f) \\equiv \\tilde x(f)/\\tilde W(f)$ from the spectrum of direction averaged ground motion $\\tilde W(f)$ to the spectrum of test mass motion $\\tilde x(f) = L\\tilde h(f)$ (where $L$ is the length of the interferometer's arms, and $\\tilde h(f)$ is the spectrum of gravitational-wave noise). This paper's primary foci are (i) a study of how $T(f)$ depends on the various seismic modes; (ii) an attempt to estimate which modes are excited at the LIGO sites at quiet and noisy times; and (iii) a corresponding estimate of the seismic gravity-gradient noise level. At quiet times the noise is below the benchmark noise level of ``advanced LIGO interferometers'' (although not by much near 10 Hz); it may significantly exceed this level at noisy times. The lower edge of our quiet-time noise is a limit beyond which there is little gain from further improvements in vibration isolation and thermal noise, unless one also reduces seismic gravity-gradient noise. Two methods of reduction are discussed: monitoring the earth's density perturbations, computing their gravitational forces, and correcting the data for those forces; and constructing narrow moats around the interferometers' test masses to shield out the fundamental-mode Rayleigh waves, which we suspect dominate at quiet times.

Scott A. Hughes; Kip S. Thorne

1998-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Three dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of sodium ions using stochastic excitation and oscillating gradients  

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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic imaging of {sup 23}Na holds promise as a non-invasive method of mapping Na{sup +} distributions, and for differentiating pools of Na{sup +} ions in biological tissues. However, due to NMR relaxation properties of {sup 23}Na in vivo, a large fraction of Na{sup +} is not visible with conventional NMR imaging methods. An alternate imaging method, based on stochastic excitation and oscillating gradients, has been developed which is well adapted to measuring nuclei with short T{sub 2}. Contemporary NMR imaging techniques have dead times of up to several hundred microseconds between excitation and sampling, comparable to the shortest in vivo {sup 23}Na T{sub 2} values, causing significant signal loss. An imaging strategy based on stochastic excitation has been developed which greatly reduces experiment dead time by reducing peak radiofrequency (RF) excitation power and using a novel RF circuit to speed probe recovery. Continuously oscillating gradients are used to eliminate transient eddy currents. Stochastic {sup 1}H and {sup 23}Na spectroscopic imaging experiments have been performed on a small animal system with dead times as low as 25{mu}s, permitting spectroscopic imaging with 100% visibility in vivo. As an additional benefit, the encoding time for a 32x32x32 spectroscopic image is under 30 seconds. The development and analysis of stochastic NMR imaging has been hampered by limitations of the existing phase demodulation reconstruction technique. Three dimensional imaging was impractical due to reconstruction time, and design and analysis of proposed experiments was limited by the mathematical intractability of the reconstruction method. A new reconstruction method for stochastic NMR based on Fourier interpolation has been formulated combining the advantage of a several hundredfold reduction in reconstruction time with a straightforward mathematical form.

Frederick, B.deB. [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States)]|[Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence of Magnetic Breakdown on the Defects With Thermally Suppressed Critical Field in High Gradient SRF Cavities  

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At SRF 2011 we presented the study of quenches in high gradient SRF cavities with dual mode excitation technique. The data differed from measurements done in 80's that indicated thermal breakdown nature of quenches in SRF cavities. In this contribution we present analysis of the data that indicates that our recent data for high gradient quenches is consistent with the magnetic breakdown on the defects with thermally suppressed critical field. From the parametric fits derived within the model we estimate the critical breakdown fields.

Eremeev, Grigory [JLAB; Palczewski, Ari [JLAB

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On 1D diffusion problems with a gradient-dependent diffusion coefficient S.C. Jardin a,*, G. Bateman b  

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East, Bethlehem, PA 18015, United States a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 20 March 2007 solution as an initial condition. Now, define a function that mimics the critical gradient thermal diffusivity model GLF23: 0021-9991/$ - see front matter ? 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. doi:10

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Micro-scale water potential gradients visualized in soil around plant root tips using microbiosensorspce_2070 1..12  

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scales around plant roots remain unobserved for lack of a water potential sensing tool that can operateMicro-scale water potential gradients visualized in soil around plant root tips using, USA ABSTRACT Water availability and movement in soil are critical deter- minants of resource

Gage, Daniel J.

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The Bateman gradient and the cause of sexual selection in a sex-role-reversed pipe sh  

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The Bateman gradient and the cause of sexual selection in a sex-role-reversed pipe sh Adam G. Jones-reversed species. Here we show that, in the male-pregnant pipe¢sh Syngnathus typhle, females exhibit a stronger

Avise, John

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Validation of classical density-dependent solute transport theory for stable, high-concentration-gradient brine displacements in  

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-concentration-gradient brine displacements in coarse and medium sands S.J. Watson a,1 , D.A. Barry a,1 , R.J. Schotting b,*, S.M. Hassanizadeh b a School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Contaminated Land Assessment and Remediation by a brine solution, under either constant head or constant volume flux conditions. The experimental data

Hassanizadeh, S. Majid

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Forces of a single-beam gradient laser trap on a dielectric sphere in the ray optics regime  

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-beam gradient radiation pressure laser traps, also called "optical tweezers," on micron-sized dielectric spheres. Optical trapping of small particles by the forces of laser radiation pressure has been used for about 20 is in the geometric optics regime and can thus use simple ray optics in the derivation of the radiation pressure force

Sniadecki, Nathan J.

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MATERIAUX 2006 13-17 Novembre 2006 Dijon, France Elaboration de gradients de composition continue dans des taillants PDC  

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dans des taillants PDC Elodie Sorlier a , Christophe Colin a , Hedi Sellami b , Alfazazi Dourfaye c of microhardness, cobalt concentration and grains size. The results obtained on PDC drill cutter show gradients never been reported before to our knowledge. MOTS-CLES : drilling, FGM, imbibition, PDC, WC

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Three-dimensional iso-geometric solutions to general boundary value problems of Toupin's gradient elasticity theory at finite strains  

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We present, to the best of our knowledge, the first complete three-dimensional numerical solutions to a broad range of boundary value problems for a general theory of finite strain gradient elasticity. We have chosen for our work, Toupin's theory [Arch. Rat. Mech. Anal., 11(1), 385-414, 1962]-one of the more general formulations of strain gradient elasticity. Our framework has three crucial ingredients: The first is iso-geometric analysis [Hughes et al., Comp. Meth. App. Mech. Engrg., 194(39-41), 4135-4195, 2005], which we have adopted for its straightforward and robust representation of C1-continuity. The second is a weak treatment of the higher-order Dirichlet boundary conditions in the formulation, which control the development of strain gradients in the solution. The third ingredient is algorithmic (automatic) differentiation, which eliminates the need for linearization "by hand" of the rather complicated geometric and material nonlinearities in gradient elasticity at finite strains. We present a number of numerical solutions to demonstrate that the framework is applicable to arbitrary boundary value problems in three dimensions. We discuss size effects, the role of higher-order boundary conditions, and perhaps most importantly, the relevance of the framework to problems with elastic free energy density functions that are non-convex in strain space.

Shiva Rudraraju; Anton van der Ven; Krishna Garikipati

2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Deviations in Stochastic Heat-Conduction Processes Provide a Gradient-Flow Structure for Heat Conduction  

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We consider three one-dimensional continuous-time Markov processes on a lattice, each of which models the conduction of heat: the family of Brownian Energy Processes with parameter $m$, a Generalized Brownian Energy Process, and the Kipnis-Marchioro-Presutti process. The hydrodynamic limit of each of these three processes is a parabolic equation, the linear heat equation in the case of the BEP$(m)$ and the KMP, and a nonlinear heat equation for the GBEP($a$). We prove the hydrodynamic limit rigorously for the BEP$(m)$, and give a formal derivation for the GBEP($a$). We then formally derive the pathwise large-deviation rate functional for the empirical measure of the three processes. These rate functionals imply gradient-flow structures for the limiting linear and nonlinear heat equations. We contrast these gradient-flow structures with those for processes describing the diffusion of mass, most importantly the class of Wasserstein gradient-flow systems. The linear and nonlinear heat-equation gradient-flow structures are each driven by entropy terms of the form $-\\log \\rho$; they involve dissipation or mobility terms of order $\\rho^2$ for the linear heat equation, and a nonlinear function of $\\rho$ for the nonlinear heat equation.

Mark A. Peletier; Frank Redig; Kiamars Vafayi

2014-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECT OF STRESS GRADIENT AT THE VICINITY OF A CRACK TIP ON IONIC DIFFUSION IN SILICATE GLASSES: AN AFM STUDY.  

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1 EFFECT OF STRESS GRADIENT AT THE VICINITY OF A CRACK TIP ON IONIC DIFFUSION IN SILICATE GLASSES.marliere@univ-montp2.fr ABSTRACT The slow advance of a crack in sodo-silicate glasses was studied at nanometer scale-micrometric vicinity of the tip of a crack running in silicate glass with mobile ions (as sodium cations) and check

Demouchy, Sylvie

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Theory of coupled whistler-electron temperature gradient mode in high beta plasma: Application to linear plasma device  

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This paper presents a theory of coupled whistler (W) and electron temperature gradient (ETG) mode using two-fluid model in high beta plasma. Non-adiabatic ion response, parallel magnetic field perturbation ({delta}B{sub z}), perpendicular magnetic flutter ({delta}B{sub perpendicular}), and electron collisions are included in the treatment of theory. A linear dispersion relation for whistler-electron temperature gradient (W-ETG) mode is derived. The numerical results obtained from this relation are compared with the experimental results observed in large volume plasma device (LVPD) [Awasthi et al., Phys. Plasma 17, 42109 (2010)]. The theory predicts that the instability grows only where the temperature gradient is finite and the density gradient flat. For the parameters of the experiment, theoretically estimated frequency and wave number of W-ETG mode match with the values corresponding to the peak in the power spectrum observed in LVPD. By using simple mixing length argument, estimated level of fluctuations of W-ETG mode is in the range of fluctuation level observed in LVPD.

Singh, S. K.; Awasthi, L. M.; Singh, R.; Kaw, P. K.; Jha, R.; Mattoo, S. K. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitonic enhancement of nonradiative energy transfer from a quantum well in the optical near field of energy gradient quantum dots  

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. Phys. 111, 113714 (2012) Transport of indirect excitons in a potential energy gradient Appl. Phys. Lett 30 April 2012; published online 13 June 2012) We report strong exciton migration with an efficiency (QWs) to colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots (NQDs) is criti- cal to the energy efficiency in hybrid

Demir, Hilmi Volkan

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Dispersal and disease gradients of anther-smut (Ustilago violacea) infection of Silene alba at different life stages  

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to vegetative plants, in small vials on the ground. Spore and disease gradients (number of spores or proportion of plants infected as a function of distance) were best fit with the classic power, Y = aD^-^b. The slope parameter, b, were similar for spore...

Roche, Bernadette M.; Alexander, Helen M.; Maltby, Arlan D.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inversion of regional gravity gradient data over the Vredefort Impact Structure, South Africa Cericia Martinez and Yaoguo Li  

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Inversion of regional gravity gradient data over the Vredefort Impact Structure, South Africa- try data over the Vredefort Impact Structure in South Africa. With the rapidly growing field impact structure in South Africa. INTRODUCTION Gravity has long been used to study and characterize

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Uzawa conjugate gradient method for the Stokes problem: Matlab implementation with P1-iso-P2/P1 finite element  

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Uzawa conjugate gradient method for the Stokes problem: Matlab implementation with P1-iso-P2/P1 implementation of the Uzawa Conjugate gradient algorithm for the generalized Stokes problem with a P1-iso-P2/P1 for the generalized Stokes problem using the P1-iso-P2/P1 finite element. The Uzawa scheme is a decomposition

Frey, Pascal

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To be published in Journal of Elasticity edited by Springer Berlin/Heidelberg From gradient damage laws to Griffith's theory of crack propagation  

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as a fundamental link between damage and fracture mechanics. However it deserves to be improved and generalizedTo be published in Journal of Elasticity edited by Springer Berlin/Heidelberg From gradient damage 2012 Abstract This paper is devoted to the comparison of the evolution of damage governed by a gradient

Boyer, Edmond

475

Microscale geochemical gradients in Hanford 300 Area sediment biofilms and influence of uranium  

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The presence and importance of microenvironments in the subsurface at contaminated sites were suggested by previous geochemical studies. However, no direct quantitative characterization of the geochemical microenvironments had been reported. We quantitatively characterized microscale geochemical gradients (dissolved oxygen (DO), H(2), pH, and redox potential) in Hanford 300A subsurface sediment biofilms. Our results revealed significant differences in geochemical parameters across the sediment biofilm/water interface in the presence and absence of U(VI) under oxic and anoxic conditions. While the pH was relatively constant within the sediment biofilm, the redox potential and the DO and H(2) concentrations were heterogeneous at the microscale (<500-1000 ?m). We found microenvironments with high DO levels (DO hotspots) when the sediment biofilm was exposed to U(VI). On the other hand, we found hotspots (high concentrations) of H(2) under anoxic conditions both in the presence and in the absence of U(VI). The presence of anoxic microenvironments inside the sediment biofilms suggests that U(VI) reduction proceeds under bulk oxic conditions. To test this, we operated our biofilm reactor under air-saturated conditions in the presence of U(VI) and characterized U speciation in the sediment biofilm. U L(III)-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES and EXAFS) showed that 80-85% of the U was in the U(IV) valence state.

Nguyen, Hung D.; Cao, Bin; Mishra, Bhoopesh; Boyanov, Maxim I.; Kemner, Kenneth M.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Beyenal, Haluk

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of diffusion in internal gradients on nuclear magnetic resonance transverse relaxation measurements  

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In the present work we study the internal gradient effects on diffusion attenuation of the echo train appearing in the well-known Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) technique, extensively used for transverse relaxation measurements. Our investigations are carried out on two porous ceramics, prepared with the same amount of magnetic impurities (Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) but different pore sizes. It is shown that diffusion effects on the CPMG echo train attenuation are strongly influenced by the pore size for the same magnetic susceptibility of the two samples. The experimental results were compared with a theoretical model taking into account the limit of free or restricted diffusion on echo train attenuation. The NMR experiments were performed on water filled samples using a low-field NMR instrument. The porous ceramics were prepared using both the replica technique and the powder compression technique. Magnetic susceptibility measurements indicated close values of the susceptibility constant for the two samples whereas the SEM images indicated different pore sizes. The results reported here may have impact in the interpretation of NMR relaxation measurements of water in soils or concrete samples.

Muncaci, S.; Ardelean, I. [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Physics and Chemistry Department, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Physics and Chemistry Department, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Boboia, S. [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Physics and Chemistry Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Babes Bolyai University, Raluca Ripan Chemistry Research Institute, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Physics and Chemistry Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Babes Bolyai University, Raluca Ripan Chemistry Research Institute, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1983 Temperature Gradient and Heat Flow Drilling Project for the State of Washington  

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During the Summer of 1983, the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources carried out a three-hole drilling program to collect temperature gradient and heat flow information near potential geothermal resource target areas. The project was part of the state-coupled US Department of Energy Geothermal Program. Richardson Well Drilling of Tacoma, Washington was subcontracted through the State to perform the work. The general locations of the project areas are shown in figure 1. The first hole, DNR 83-1, was located within the Green River valley northwest of Mount St. Helens. This site is near the Green River Soda Springs and along the projection of the Mount St. Helens--Elk Lake seismic zone. The other two holes were drilled near Mount Baker. Hole DNR 83-3 was sited about 1/4 km west of the Baker Hot Springs, 10.5 km east of Mount Baker, while hole DNR 83-5 was located along Rocky Creek in the Sulphur Creek Valley. The Rocky Creek hole is about 10 km south-southwest of the peak. Two other holes, DNR 83-2 and DNR 83-4, were located on the north side of the Sulphur Creek Valley. Both holes were abandoned at early stages of drilling because of deep overburden and severe caving problems. The sites were apparently located atop old landslide deposits.

Korosec, Michael A.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of factors limiting high gradient operation of warm accelerating structures  

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This final report summarizes the research performed during the time period from 8/1/2010 to 7/31/2013. It consists of two parts describing our studies in two directions: (a) analysis of factors limiting operation of dielectric-loaded accelerating (DLA) structures where the main problem is the occurrence of multipactor on dielectric surfaces, and (b) studies of effects associated with either RF magnetic or RF electric fields which may cause the RF breakdown in high-gradient metallic accelerating structures. In the studies of DLA structures, at least, two accomplishments should be mentioned: the development of a 3D non-stationary, self-consistent code describing the multipactor phenomena and yielding very good agreement with some experimental data obtained in joint ANL/NRL experiments. In the metallic structures, such phenomena as the heating and melting of micro-particles (metallic dust) by RF electric and magnetic fields in single-shot and rep-rate regimes is analyzed. Also, such processes in micro-protrusions on the structure surfaces as heating and melting due to the field emitted current and the Nottingham effect are thoroughly investigated with the account for space charge of emitted current on the field emission from the tip.

Nusinovich, Gregory S. [University of Maryland; Antonsen, Thomas M. [University of Maryland; Kishek, Rami [University of Maryland

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The application of projected conjugate gradient solvers on graphical processing units  

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Graphical processing units introduce the capability for large scale computation at the desktop. Presented numerical results verify that efficiencies and accuracies of basic linear algebra subroutines of all levels when implemented in CUDA and Jacket are comparable. But experimental results demonstrate that the basic linear algebra subroutines of level three offer the greatest potential for improving efficiency of basic numerical algorithms. We consider the solution of the multiple right hand side set of linear equations using Krylov subspace-based solvers. Thus, for the multiple right hand side case, it is more efficient to make use of a block implementation of the conjugate gradient algorithm, rather than to solve each system independently. Jacket is used for the implementation. Furthermore, including projection from one system to another improves efficiency. A relevant example, for which simulated results are provided, is the reconstruction of a three dimensional medical image volume acquired from a positron emission tomography scanner. Efficiency of the reconstruction is improved by using projection across nearby slices.

Lin, Youzuo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Renaut, Rosemary [ARIZONA STATE UNIV.

2011-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory with generalized-gradient approximations  

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We extend the recently proposed thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory (TAO-DFT) [J.-D. Chai, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 154104 (2012)] to generalized-gradient approximation (GGA) exchange-correlation density functionals. Relative to our previous TAO-LDA (i.e., the local density approximation to TAO-DFT), the resulting TAO-GGAs are significantly superior for a wide range of applications, such as thermochemistry, kinetics, and reaction energies. For noncovalent interactions, TAO-GGAs with empirical dispersion corrections are shown to yield excellent performance. Due to their computational efficiency for systems with strong static correlation effects, TAO-LDA and TAO-GGAs are applied to study the electronic properties (e.g., the singlet-triplet energy gaps, vertical ionization potentials, vertical electron affinities, fundamental gaps, and symmetrized von Neumann entropy) of acenes with different number of linearly fused benzene rings (up to 100), which is very challenging for conventional electronic structure methods. The ground states of acenes are shown to be singlets for all the chain lengths studied here. With the increase of acene length, the singlet-triplet energy gaps, vertical ionization potentials, and fundamental gaps decrease monotonically, while the vertical electron affinities and symmetrized von Neumann entropy (i.e., a measure of polyradical character) increase monotonically.

Chai, Jeng-Da, E-mail: jdchai@phys.ntu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, Center for Theoretical Sciences, and Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Physics, Center for Theoretical Sciences, and Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Proof of Concept Thin Films and Multilayers Toward Enhanced Field Gradients in SRF Cavities  

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Due to the very shallow penetration depth of the RF fields, SRF properties are inherently a surface phenomenon involving a material thickness of less than 1 micron thus opening up the possibility of using thin film coatings to achieve a desired performance. The challenge has been to understand the dependence of the SRF properties on the detailed characteristics of real surfaces and then to employ appropriate techniques to tailor these surface properties for greatest benefit. Our aim is to achieve gradients >100 MV/m and no simple material is known to be capable of sustaining this performance. A theoretical framework has been proposed which could yield such behavior [1] and it requires creation of thin film layered structures. I will present our systematic studies on such proof-of-principle samples. Our overarching goal has been to build a basic understanding of key nano-scale film growth parameters for materials that show promise for SRF cavity multilayer coatings and to demonstrate the ability to elevate the barrier for vortex entry in such layered structures above the bulk value of Hc1 for type-II superconductors and thus to sustain higher accelerating fields.

Lukaszew, R.A.; Beringer, D.; Roach, W.M.; Eremeev, G.V.; Valente-Feliciano, A-M.; Reece, C.E.; Xi, X.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroinvertebrate community responses to gravel augmentation in a high-gradient, Southeastern regulated river  

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Sediment transport, one of the key processes of river systems, is altered or stopped by dams, leaving lower river reaches barren of sand and gravel, both of which are essential habitat for fish and macroinvertebrates. One way to compensate for losses in sediment is to supplement gravel to river reaches below impoundments. Because gravel addition has become a widespread practice, it is essential to evaluate the biotic response to restoration projects in order to improve the efficacy of future applications. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the response of the macroinvertebrate community to gravel addition in a high-gradient, regulated river in western North Carolina. We collected benthic macroinvertebrate samples from gravel-enhanced areas and unenhanced areas for 1 season before gravel addition, and for 4 seasons afterwards. Repeated measures multivariate analysis of variance indicated that the responses of macroinvertebrates to gravel addition were generally specific to individual taxa or particular functional feeding groups and did not lead to consistent patterns in overall family richness, diversity, density, or evenness. Non-metric multi-dimensional scaling showed that shifts in macroinvertebrate community composition were temporary and dependent upon site conditions and season. Correlations between macroinvertebrate response variables and substrate microhabitat variables existed with or without the inclusion of data from enhanced areas, which suggests that substrate-biotic relationships were present before gravel addition. A review of the current literature suggests that the responses of benthic macroinvertebrates to substrate restoration are inconsistent and dependent upon site conditions and the degree habitat improvement of pre-restoration site conditions.

McManamay, Ryan A [ORNL; Orth, Dr. Donald J [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Dolloff, Dr. Charles A [United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Forest Service (USFS) and Virginia Pol

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trace-element geochemistry of gradient hole cuttings: Beowawe geothermal area, Nevada  

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Multielement geochemical analysis of drill cuttings from 26 shallow temperature-gradient drill holes and of surface rock samples reveals trace element distributions developed within these rocks as a consequence of chemical interaction with thermal fluid within the Beowawe geothermal area. The presently discharging thermal fluids are dilute in all components except silica, suggesting that the residence time of these fluids within the thermal reservoir has been short and that chemical interaction with the reservoir rock minimal. Interaction between these dilute fluids and rocks within the system has resulted in the development of weak chemical signatures. The absence of stronger signatures in rocks associated with the present system suggests that fluids have had a similar dilute chemistry for some time. The spatial distribution of elements commonly associated with geothermal systems, such as As, Hg and Li, and neither laterally nor vertically continuous. This suggests that there is not now, nor has there been in the past, pervasive movement of thermal fluid throughout the sampled rock but, instead, that isolated chemical anomalies represent distinct fluid-flow chanels. Discontinuous As, Li and Hg concentrations near White Canyon to the east of the presently active surface features record the effects of chemical interaction of rocks with fluids chemically unlike the presently discharging fluids. The observed trace element distributions suggest that historically the Beowawe area has been the center of more than one hydrothermal event and that the near-surface portion of the present hot-water geothermal system is controlled by a single source fracture, the Malpais Fault, or an intersection of faults at the sinter terrace.

Christensen, O.D.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Resource/Reservoir Investigations Based on Heat Flow and Thermal Gradient Data for the United States  

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Several activities related to geothermal resources in the western United States are described in this report. A database of geothermal site-specific thermal gradient and heat flow results from individual exploration wells in the western US has been assembled. Extensive temperature gradient and heat flow exploration data from the active exploration of the 1970's and 1980's were collected, compiled, and synthesized, emphasizing previously unavailable company data. Examples of the use and applications of the database are described. The database and results are available on the world wide web. In this report numerical models are used to establish basic qualitative relationships between structure, heat input, and permeability distribution, and the resulting geothermal system. A series of steady state, two-dimensional numerical models evaluate the effect of permeability and structural variations on an idealized, generic Basin and Range geothermal system and the results are described.

D. D. Blackwell; K. W. Wisian; M. C. Richards; J. L. Steele

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Observation of pressure gradient and related flow rate effect on the plasma parameters in plasma processing reactor  

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In industrial plasma processes, flow rate has been known to a key to control plasma processing results and has been discussed with reactive radical density, gas residence time, and surface reaction. In this study, it was observed that the increase in the flow rate can also change plasma parameters (electron temperature and plasma density) and electron energy distribution function in plasma processing reactor. Based on the measurement of gas pressure between the discharge region and the pumping port region, the considerable differences in the gas pressure between the two regions were found with increasing flow rate. It was also observed that even in the discharge region, the pressure gradient occurs at the high gas flow rate. This result shows that increasing the flow rate results in the pressure gradient and causes the changes in the plasma parameters.

Lee, Hyo-Chang; Kim, Aram; Chung, Chin-Wook [Department of Electrical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Moon, Se Youn [Solar Energy Group, LG Electronics Advanced Research Institute, 16 Woomyeon-Dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul 137-724 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

486

On the nonlinear stability of a quasi-two-dimensional drift kinetic model for ion temperature gradient turbulence  

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We study a quasi-two-dimensional electrostatic drift kinetic system as a model for near-marginal ion temperature gradient (ITG) driven turbulence. A proof is given of the nonlinear stability of this system under conditions of linear stability. This proof is achieved using a transformation that diagonalizes the linear dynamics and also commutes with nonlinear $E\\times B$ advection. For the case when linear instability is present, a corollary is found that forbids nonlinear energy transfer between appropriately defined sets of stable and unstable modes. It is speculated that this may explain the preservation of linear eigenmodes in nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations. Based on this property, a dimensionally reduced ($\\infty\\times\\infty \\rightarrow 1$) system is derived that may be useful for understanding dynamics around the critical gradient of Dimits.

Plunk, G G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Determination of deuteron quadrupole moment from calculations of the electric field gradient in D{sub 2} and HD  

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We have carried out an accurate determination of the quadrupole moment of the deuteron nucleus. The evaluation of the constant is achieved by combining high accuracy Born-Oppenheimer calculations of the electric field gradient at the nucleus in the H{sub 2} molecule with spectroscopic measurements of the quadrupolar splitting in D{sub 2} and HD. The derived value is Q=0.285783(30) fm{sup 2}.

Pavanello, Michele; Tung Weicheng; Adamowicz, Ludwik [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

489

Solid state electron-hopping transport and frozen concentration gradients in a mixed valent viologen-tetraethylene oxide copolymer  

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This paper describes electrochemistry and electron-hopping dynamics for a novel viologen-based redox polymer (poly-V{sup 2+}) formed from the copolymerization of tetraethylene glycol di-p-tosylate and 4,4{prime}-bipyridine. Current-potential responses and electron-hopping (i.e., self-exchange) rates have been measured for mixed valent films of poly-V{sup 2+} on interdigitated array electrodes contacted by tetrahydrofuran/acetonitrile/tetrabutylammonium perchlorate electrolyte solution and as dry mixed valent films in vacuum or dry nitrogen. Electron transfer rates vary with the mixed valency composition of poly-V{sup 2+/+} films (judging film composition from the electrolysis potential with the Nernst equation) according to bimolecular reaction theory for solvent-wetted but less well for dry films. Current-potential characteristics are also reported for mixed valent films that contain concentration gradients of the poly-V{sup 2+} and poly-V{sup +} redox states, which we attempt to freeze into place by drying the film under a gradient-generating potential bias so as to immobilize the film`s counterions. Current transients at room and reduced (-30{degree}C) temperature show that the room-temperature responses of films containing concentration gradients are sensitive to small changes in poly-V{sup 2+/+} oxidation state at the electrode/polymer interfaces. 24 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Terrill, R.H.; Hutchison, J.E.; Murray, R.W. [Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States)] [Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States)

1997-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-axisymmetric wind-accretion simulations; 1, velocity gradients of 3% and 20% over one accretion radius  

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We investigate the hydrodynamics of a variant of classical Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton accretion: a totally absorbing sphere moves at various Mach numbers (3 and 10) relative to a medium, which is taken to be an ideal gas having a velocity gradient (of 3% or 20% over one accretion radius) perpendicular to the relative motion. We examine the influence of the Mach number of the flow and the strength of the gradient upon the physical behaviour of the flow and the accretion rates of the angular momentum in particular. The hydrodynamics is modeled by the ``Piecewise Parabolic Method'' (PPM). The resolution in the vicinity of the accretor is increased by multiply nesting several grids around the sphere. Similarly to the 3D models without gradients published previously, models exhibit non-stationary flow patterns, although the Mach cone remains fairly stable. The accretion rates of mass, linear and angular momenta do not fluctuate as strongly as published previously for 2D models, but similarly to the 2D models, transient...

Ruffert, M

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

A dislocation-based, straingradientplasticity strengthening model for deformation processed metalmetal composites  

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Deformation processed metalmetal composites (DMMCs) are high-strength, high-electrical conductivity composites developed by severe plastic deformation of two ductile metal phases. The extraordinarily high strength of DMMCs is underestimated using the rule of mixture (or volumetric weighted average) of conventionally work-hardened metals. In this article, a dislocation-density-based, straingradientplasticity model is proposed to relate the strain-gradient effect with the geometrically necessary dislocations emanating from the interface to better predict the strength of DMMCs. The model prediction was compared with the experimental findings of CuNb, CuTa, and AlTi DMMC systems to verify the applicability of the new model. The results show that this model predicts the strength of DMMCs better than the rule-of-mixture model. The strain-gradient effect, responsible for the exceptionally high strength of heavily cold worked DMMCs, is dominant at large deformation strain since its characteristic microstructure length is comparable with the intrinsic material length.

Tian, Liang [Ames Laboratory; Russell, Alan [Ames Laboratory; Anderson, Iver [Ames Laboratory

2014-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

492

Digital Manufacturing of Gradient Meshed SOFC Sealing Composites with Self-Healing Capabilities  

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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) hold great promise for clean power generation. However, high temperature stability and long term durability of the SOFC components have presented serious problems in SOFC technological advancement and commercialization. The seals of the fuel cells are the most challenging area to address. A high temperature gas seal is highly needed which is durable against cracking and gas leakage during thermal cycling and extended operation. This project investigates a novel composite seal by integrating 3D printed shape memory alloy (SMA) wires into a glass matrix. The SMA we use is TiNiHf and the glass matrix we use is SrO-La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-SiO{sub 2} (SLABS). Dilatometry shows to be an extremely useful tool in providing the CTEs. It pinpoints regions of different CTEs under simulated SOFC thermal cycles for the same glass. For the studied SLABS glass system, the region with the greatest CTE mismatch between the glass seal and the adjacent components is 40-500 C, the typical heating and cooling regions for SOFCs. Even for low temperature SOFC development, this region is still present and needs to be addressed. We have demonstrated that the proposed SLABS glass has great potential in mitigating the thermal expansion mismatch issues that are limiting the operation life of SOFCs. TiNiHf alloy has been successfully synthesized with the desired particle size for the 3DP process. The TiNiHf SMA shape memory effect very desirably overlaps with the problematic low CTE region of the glass. This supports the design intent that the gradient structure transition, phase transformation toughening, and self-healing of the SMA can be utilized to mitigate/eliminate the seal problem. For the 3DP process, a new binder has been identified to match with the specific chemistry of the SMA particles. This enables us to directly print SMA particles. Neutron diffraction shows to be an extremely useful tool in providing information regarding the austenite to martensite phase transformation, SMA alloy lattice constant change, and the corresponding thermal stress from the glass matrix. It pinpoints regions of SMA phase transformation and the thermal stress effect under simulated SOFC thermal cycles. The bilayer test shows that there is still much work to be done for the proper integration of the seal components. Large scale production should lower the cost associated with the proposed approach, especially on the raw material cost and 3D printing.

Kathy Lu; Christopher Story; W.T. Reynolds

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

493

Finite - difference modeling of the Yucca Mountain, Nevada Area: a study of the regional water table gradients based on hydraulic conductivity contrasts  

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regionally corresponds with the northern limit of the Paleozoic carbonates, at the contact of the Eleana Formation, a Paleozoic aquitard. This study investigates, using finite difference modeling, the relationship between the steep hydraulic gradient...

Davidson, Timothy Ross

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Charge Hall effect driven by spin-dependent chemical potential gradients and Onsager relations in mesoscopic systems RID B-8398-2011 RID A-7392-2009  

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We study theoretically the spin-Hall effect as well as its reciprocal phenomenon (a transverse charge current driven by a spin-dependent chemical potential gradient) in electron and hole finite size mesoscopic systems. The Landauer...

Hankiewicz, EM; Li, J.; Jungwirth, T.; Niu, Q.; Shen, SQ; Sinova, Jairo.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Covariation of climate and long-term erosion rates across a steep rainfall gradient on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i  

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Erosion of volcanic ocean islands creates dramatic landscapes, modulates Earths carbon cycle, and delivers sediment to coasts and reefs. Because many volcanic islands have large climate gradients and minimal variations ...

Ferrier, Ken L.

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GEOC R Lee Penn Sunday, March 25, 2012 12 -Biogeochemical transformation of Fe-and Mn-along a redox gradient: Implications for carbon sequestration  

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a redox gradient: Implications for carbon sequestration within the Christina River Basin Critical Zone States Organic carbon (C)-mineral complexation mechanism is crucial in C sequestration. It is a function

Sparks, Donald L.

497

Photonic quantum memory in two-level ensembles based on modulating the refractive index in time: equivalence to gradient echo memory  

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We present a quantum memory protocol that allows to store light in ensembles of two-level atoms, e.g. rare-earth ions doped into a crystal, by modulating the refractive index of the host medium of the atoms linearly in time. We show that under certain conditions the resulting dynamics is equivalent to that underlying the gradient echo memory protocol, which relies on a spatial gradient of the atomic resonance frequencies. We discuss the prospects for an experimental implementation.

Clark, James; Simon, Christoph

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

JOINT-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP A HOLLOW SPHERE DUAL-GRADIENT DRILLING SYSTEM  

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Maurer Technology Inc. (MTI) formed a joint-industry partnership to fund the development of a hollow sphere dual-gradient drilling (DGD) system. Phase I consisted of collecting, compiling, analyzing, and distributing information and data regarding a new DGD system for use by the oil and gas industry. Near the end of Phase I, DOE provided funding to the project that was used to conduct a series of critical follow-on tests investigating sphere separation in weighted waterbase and oilbase muds. Drilling costs in deep water are high because seawater pressure on the ocean floor creates a situation where many strings of casing are required due to the relatively close spacing between fracture and pore pressure curves. Approximately $100 million have been spent during the past five years on DGD systems that place pumps on the seafloor to reduce these drilling problems by reducing the annulus fluid pressure at the bottom of the riser. BP estimates that a DGD system can save $9 million per well in the Thunderhorse Field and Conoco estimates it can save $5 to $15 million per well in its deepwater operations. Unfortunately, previous DGD development projects have been unsuccessful due to the high costs ($20 to $50 million) and reliability problems with seafloor pump systems. MTI has been developing a simple DGD system concept that would pump hollow glass spheres into the bottom of the riser to reduce density of the mud in the riser. This eliminates the requirement for seafloor pumps and replaces them with low cost mud pumps, shale shakers, and other oilfield equipment that can be operated on the rig by conventional crews. A $1.8 million Phase I joint-industry project funded by five service companies and three operators showed that hollow spheres could be pumped well, but difficulties were encountered in separating the spheres from a polymer mud supplied by Halliburton due to the high viscosity of this mud at the low shear rates encountered on oilfield shale shaker screens. As a result, an excessive amount of this polymer mud flowed across the screen with the beads instead of through the screen. At the completion of the Phase I project, it was concluded that the hollow sphere system would not work effectively with the polymer mud tested. ExxonMobil and Shell engineers proposed that additional sphere separation tests needed to be conducted with weighted oilfield waterbase and oilbase muds to determine if the DGD system would work with these muds. The DOE agreed to provide a $200,000 grant for these tests. The DOE-funded tests, described in this report, showed that the spheres could be pumped with conventional oilfield centrifugal and triplex mud pumps and separated effectively from both oilfield waterbase and oilbase muds using conventional oilfield shale shakers and hydrocyclones. As a result of the success of these DOE tests, this DGD system is ready for full-scale field testing, first on land wells and later in the offshore environment. Maurer Technology Inc. is currently proposing a Phase II project to oil companies to further develop this DGD concept. This project would be funded by four to eight operators. If Phase II tests are successful, Noble plans to commercialize this system with a service company partner that will market and operate the DGD system on Noble's and other drilling contractors' rigs.

William C. Maurer; Colin Ruan; Greg Deskins

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Hort-Range Wetting at Liquid Gallium-Bismuth Alloy Surfaces: X-ray Measurements and Square-Gradient Theory  

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We present an x-ray reflectivity study of wetting at the free surface of the binary liquid metal alloy gallium-bismuth (Ga-Bi) in the region where the bulk phase separates into Bi-rich and Ga-rich liquid phases. The measurements reveal the evolution of the microscopic structure of the wetting films of the Bi-rich, low-surface-tension phase along several paths in the bulk phase diagram. The wetting of the Ga-rich bulk's surface by a Bi-rich wetting film, the thickness of which is limited by gravity to only 50 Angstroms, creates a Ga-rich/Bi-rich liquid/liquid interface close enough to the free surface to allow its detailed study by x rays. The structure of the interface is determined with Angstromsngstrem resolution, which allows the application of a mean-field square gradient model extended by the inclusion of capillary waves as the dominant thermal fluctuations. The sole free parameter of the gradient model, the influence parameter K, that characterizes the influence of concentration gradients on the interfacial excess energy, is determined from our measurements. This, in turn, allows a calculation of the liquid/liquid interfacial tension, and a separation of the intrinsic and capillary wave contributions to the interfacial structure. In spite of expected deviations from MF behavior, based on the upper critical dimensionality (Du = 3 ) of the bulk, we find that the capillary wave excitations only marginally affect the short-range complete wetting behavior. A critical wetting transition that is sensitive to thermal fluctuations appears to be absent in this binary liquid-metal alloy.

Huber, P.; Shpyrko, O; Pershan, P; Ocko, B; DiMasi, E; Deutsch, M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of electron-density gradients on propagation of radio waves in the mid-latitude trough. Master's thesis  

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Partial contents of this thesis include: (1) Radio-wave propagation and the mid-latitude trough; (2) Ionospheric measurements; (3) Modification of time-dependent ionospheric model output with latitudinal electron-density profiles from digisonde trough depictions; (4) Ray-tracing simulations to examine ground range; and (5) Effects of three-dimensional gradients in electron density on radio-wave propagation in the trough region. Data is tabulated for geophysical conditions, solar activity level, geomagnetic activity level, conditions for vertical ray refraction to surface, and ray-tracing fixed-input conditions.

Citrone, P.J.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z