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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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Cool heliosheath plasma and deceleration of the upstream solar wind at the termination shock  

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with respect to the ther- mal ions downstream of the termination shock. Most of the solar wind energy

Richardson, John

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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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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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Recurrent policy gradients  

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......for recurrent neural networks Recurrent policy gradients Daan Wierstra Alexander Forster...POMDPs) is a challenge as it requires policies with an internal state. Traditional approaches...offer a natural framework for dealing with policy learning using hidden state and require......

Daan Wierstra; Alexander Förster; Jan Peters; Jürgen Schmidhuber

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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Gradient Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Resources Resources Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Gradient Resources Name Gradient Resources Address 9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 200 Place Reno, Nevada Zip 89521 Sector Geothermal energy Year founded 1991 Company Type For Profit Phone number (775) 284-8842 Website http://www.gradient.com/ Region Rockies Area References Gradient Resources Website[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Gradient Resources is a company based in Reno, Nevada. Gradient Resources is engaged in the exploration and development of geothermal resources as well as the construction, ownership and operation of geothermal power plants. The Company is headquartered in Reno, Nevada with a regional office, drilling operations center, and well-cementing

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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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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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Correlated Knowledge Gradients: Example alternatives  

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Correlated Knowledge Gradients: Example -4 -2 0 2 4 alternatives value 0 10 20 30 -10 -8 -6 -4 -2 0;Correlated Knowledge Gradients: Example -4 -2 0 2 4 alternatives value 0 10 20 30 -10 -8 -6 -4 -2 0 num measurements log(KGfactor) 0 10 20 30 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 num measurements opportunitycost #12;Correlated Knowledge

Keinan, Alon

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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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The Extended Finite Element Method for High Gradient Solutions  

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Outline Enrichment functions for high gradient solutions Motivation High gradient inside the domain (Shocks) High gradient at the boundary (boundary layers) Optimal set of enrichment functions Numerical for high gradient solutions Outline Enrichment functions for high gradient solutions Motivation High

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Salinity Gradient Energy at River Mouths  

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Salinity Gradient Energy at River Mouths ... River mouths are potentially abundant locations for the exploitation of the clean and renewable salinity gradient energy (SGE) as here perpetually fresh water mixes with saline seawater. ...

Oscar Alvarez-Silva; Christian Winter; Andres F. Osorio

2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Revisiting an Old Concept: The Gradient Wind  

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The gradient wind is defined as a horizontal wind having the same direction as the geostrophic wind but with a magnitude consistent with a balance of three forces: the pressure gradient force, the Coriolis force, and the centrifugal force arising ...

Keith F. Brill

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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Microinstabilities in weak density gradient tokamak systems  

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A prominent characteristic of auxiliary-heated tokamak discharges which exhibit improved (''H-mode type'') confinement properties is that their density profiles tend to be much flatter over most of the plasma radius. Depsite this favorable trend, it is emphasized here that, even in the limit of zero density gradient, low-frequency microinstabilities can persist due to the nonzero temperature gradient.

Tang, W.M.; Rewoldt, G.; Chen, L.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 5 Salinity Gradient Energy  

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There exists a huge potential for the generation of energy from the mixing of saltwater and freshwater. The potential is 2.6 TW, which is more than the global electricity consumption (2.0 TW). Two membrane-based technologies exist to convert this potentially available energy into useful power: pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) and reverse electrodialysis (RED). In PRO, water is transported through a semipermeable membrane from the less concentrated solution toward the concentrated salt solution to generate power. In RED, salt ions are transported from the concentrated salt solution through ion exchange membranes toward the less concentrated solution to extract the energy. Both technologies were developed in the 1970s and 1980s and both regained interest lately due to recent developments in membrane technology and the need for sustainable energy processes. This chapter describes the potential of salinity gradient energy of both processes in detail, and an overview of the relevant literature on both technologies is presented. Furthermore, it summarizes the recent developments, pilot testing, scale-up, and future expectations of both technologies.

Kitty Nijmeijer; Sybrand Metz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Were Archaean continental geothermal gradients much steeper than today? (reply)  

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... -We did not intend to suggest that our gradients bore any relationship to near-surface geothermal gradients. It may have been clearer to have termed them average ... gradients. It may have been clearer to have termed them average geothermal gradients. Our purpose in quoting these gradients was simply to emphasise that the temperature ...

KEVIN BURKE; W. S. F. KIDD

1978-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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The proximal-proximal gradient algorithm  

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Aug 23, 2013 ... to consider a proximal gradient algorithm [11] for solving (1), where one ...... Hence, in the case when ? = 1 and M is surjective so that T = MR for ...

2013-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Program predicts two-phase pressure gradients  

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The calculator program discussed, ORK, was designed for the HP-41CV hand-held calculator and uses the Orkiszewski correlation for predicting 2-phase pressure gradients in vertical tubulars. Accurate predictions of pressure gradients in flowing and gas lift wells over a wide range of well conditions can be obtained with this method, which was developed based on data from 148 wells. The correlation is one of the best generalized 2-phase pressure gradient prediction methods developed to date for vertical flow. It is unique in that hold-up is derived from observed physical phenomena, and the pressure gradient is related to the geometrical distribution of the liquid and gas phase (flow regime).

Jacks, D.C.; Hill, A.D.

1983-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Category:Thermal Gradient Holes | Open Energy Information  

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in category "Thermal Gradient Holes" This category contains only the following page. T Thermal Gradient Holes Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleCategory:T...

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Steep Gradient Flume | Open Energy Information  

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Steep Gradient Flume Steep Gradient Flume Jump to: navigation, search Basic Specifications Facility Name Steep Gradient Flume Overseeing Organization University of Iowa Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume Length(m) 20.1 Beam(m) 0.9 Depth(m) 0.5 Cost(per day) Contact POC Special Physical Features Tilting flume from -1.5 to +16% slope; <3mm sedimentation recirculation capabilities; instrumentation rails Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Recirculating Yes Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None Control and Data Acquisition Cameras Yes Number of Color Cameras 1 Available Sensors Acoustics, Flow, Thermal, Turbulence, Velocity Data Generation Capability Real-Time Yes

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Thermal Gradient Holes | Open Energy Information  

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Thermal Gradient Holes Thermal Gradient Holes Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Thermal Gradient Holes Details Activities (50) Areas (39) Regions (4) NEPA(29) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Drilling Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Exploration Drilling Parent Exploration Technique: Exploration Drilling Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Hydrological: Field wide fluid flow characteristics if an array of wells are drilled Thermal: Mapping and projecting thermal anomalies Cost Information Low-End Estimate (USD): 5.00500 centUSD 0.005 kUSD 5.0e-6 MUSD 5.0e-9 TUSD / foot Median Estimate (USD): 16.501,650 centUSD 0.0165 kUSD 1.65e-5 MUSD 1.65e-8 TUSD / foot High-End Estimate (USD): 50.005,000 centUSD

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Formation of morphogen gradients: Local accumulation time  

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Spatial regulation of cell differentiation in embryos can be provided by morphogen gradients, which are defined as the concentration fields of molecules that control gene expression. For example, a cell can use its surface receptors to measure the local concentration of an extracellular ligand and convert this information into a corresponding change in its transcriptional state. We characterize the time needed to establish a steady-state gradient in problems with diffusion and degradation of locally produced chemical signals. A relaxation function is introduced to describe how the morphogen concentration profile approaches its steady state. This function is used to obtain a local accumulation time that provides a time scale that characterizes relaxation to steady state at an arbitrary position within the patterned field. To illustrate the approach we derive local accumulation times for a number of commonly used models of morphogen gradient formation.

Alexander M. Berezhkovskii; Christine Sample; Stanislav Y. Shvartsman

2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Porting the NAS-NPB Conjugate Gradient  

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Porting the NAS-NPB Conjugate Gradient Benchmark to CUDA NVIDIA Corporation #12;Outline ! Overview of CG benchmark ! Overview of CUDA Libraries ! CUSPARSE ! CUBLAS ! Porting Sequence ! Algorithm Analysis ! Data/Code Analysis This porting approach uses CUDA Libraries exclusively. (We will not write

Crawford, T. Daniel

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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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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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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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Solar forecasting review  

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to solar thermal power pants energy production planning,”to solar ther- mal power plants energy production planning [solar resource, seasonal deviations in production and load profiles, the high cost of energy

Inman, Richard Headen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Electron profile stiffness and critical gradient studies  

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Electron profile stiffness was studied in DIII-D L-mode discharges by systematically varying the heat flux in a narrow region with electron cyclotron heating and measuring the local change produced in {nabla}T{sub e}. Electron stiffness was found to slowly increase with toroidal rotation velocity. A critical inverse temperature gradient scale length 1/L{sub C} {approx} 3 m{sup -1} was identified at {rho}=0.6 and found to be independent of rotation. Both the heat pulse diffusivity and the power balance diffusivity, the latter determined by integrating the measured dependence of the heat pulse diffusivity on -{nabla}T{sub e}, were fit reasonably well by a model containing a critical inverse temperature gradient scale length and varying linearly with 1/L{sub T} above the threshold.

DeBoo, J. C.; Petty, C. C.; Burrell, K. H.; Smith, S. P. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States); White, A. E. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Doyle, E. J.; Hillesheim, J. C.; Rhodes, T. L.; Schmitz, L.; Wang, G.; Zeng, L. [University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095-7099 (United States); Holland, C. [University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0417 (United States); McKee, G. R. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated apparatus for producing gradient gels  

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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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The Argonne Zero Gradient Synchrotron (ZGS)  

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A 12.5 billion electron volt (BeV) particle accelerator the Zero Gradient Synchrotron was constructed and put into operation at the Argonne National Laboratory in August 1963. The ZGS will form the center for high energy physics research in the Midwestern part of this country. In this paper a brief description of the ZGS is given together with a discussion of the aims methods and equipment of experimental high energy physics research.

L. C. Teng

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Boussinesq Problem in Dipolar Gradient Elasticity  

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The three-dimensional axisymmetric Boussinesq problem of an isotropic half-space subjected to a concentrated normal quasi-static load is studied within the framework of linear dipolar gradient elasticity. Our main concern is to determine possible deviations from the predictions of classical linear elastostatics when a more refined theory is employed to attack the problem. Of special importance is the behavior of the new solution near to the point of application of the load where pathological singularities exist in the classical solution. The use of the theory of gradient elasticity is intended here to model the response of materials with microstructure in a manner that the classical theory cannot afford. A linear version of this theory results by considering a linear isotropic expression for the strain-energy density that depends on strain-gradient terms, in addition to the standard strain terms appearing in classical elasticity. Through this formulation, a microstructural material constant is introduced, in addition to the standard Lam\\'e constants. The solution method is based on integral transforms and is exact. The present results show significant departure from the predictions of classical elasticity. Indeed, continuous and bounded displacements are predicted at the points of application of the concentrated load. Such a behavior of the displacement field is, of course, more natural than the singular behavior exhibited in the classical solution.

H. G. Georgiadis; P. A. Gourgiotis; D. S. Anagnostou

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Lepidium latifolium reproductive potential and seed dispersal along salinity and moisture gradients  

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Preserve where the salinity gradient was narrow. Conversely,production along the salinity gradient between the freshdispersal along salinity and moisture gradients Samuel P.

Leininger, Samuel P.; Foin, Theodore C.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

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Solar energy storage by salinity gradient solar pond: Pilot plant construction and gradient control  

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An experimental solar pond pilot plant was constructed in Solvay-Martorell, facilities, Catalonia (NE part of the Iberian Peninsula) to capture and store solar energy. The body of the pond is a cylindrical reinforced concrete tank, 3 m height, 8 m diameter and total area of 50 m2. Salinity and thermal gradient were properly established by using the salinity distribution methodology. The gradient in the pond was maintained by feeding salt (NaCl) through a cylindrical salt charger to the bottom at a height of 80 cm from the pond floor. Continuous surface washing using tap water supply maintained the salinity of the top convective layer at a low level and compensate loses by evaporation. An acidification method by addition of \\{HCl\\} at different heights was used to control the clarity of the pond. The salinity gradient was fully established on 30 September 2009 and has been maintained until the date. After winter time (February 2010), the pond warms up and the temperature increased continuously until it reached its maximum (55 °C) in August 2010. The salinity gradient observed great stability after one year of continuous control and maintenance and under different weather conditions.

César Valderrama; Oriol Gibert; Jordina Arcal; Pau Solano; Aliakbar Akbarzadeh; Enric Larrotcha; José Luis Cortina

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Coso Geothermal Area (1976) | Open Energy  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Coso Geothermal Area (1976) Thermal Gradient Holes At Coso Geothermal Area (1976) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Coso Geothermal Area (1976) Exploration Activity Details Location Coso Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date 1976 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Temperatures have been obtained to depths up to 133 m in 22 boreholes with measurements being made at least four times in each borehole. Geothermal gradients ranged from 240C/km to 450 0C/km. References Combs, J. (1 December 1976) Heat flow determinations and implied thermal regime of the Coso geothermal area, California Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Thermal_Gradient_Holes_At_Coso_Geothermal_Area_(1976)&oldid=511217"

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

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The Alternating Gradient Synchrotron The Alternating Gradient Synchrotron Photo of the Week: The Alternating Gradient Synchrotron March 11, 2013 - 6:00pm Addthis Since 1960, the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) has been one of the world's premiere particle accelerators, well known for the three Nobel Prizes won as a result of research performed there. The AGS name is derived from the concept of alternating gradient focusing, in which the field gradients of the accelerator's 240 magnets are successively alternated inward and outward, permitting particles to be propelled and focused in both the horizontal and vertical plane at the same time. In this 1958 photo, giant magnets await installation into the AGS accelerator ring tunnel at Brookhaven National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

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

The Alternating Gradient Synchrotron The Alternating Gradient Synchrotron Photo of the Week: The Alternating Gradient Synchrotron March 11, 2013 - 6:00pm Addthis Since 1960, the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) has been one of the world's premiere particle accelerators, well known for the three Nobel Prizes won as a result of research performed there. The AGS name is derived from the concept of alternating gradient focusing, in which the field gradients of the accelerator's 240 magnets are successively alternated inward and outward, permitting particles to be propelled and focused in both the horizontal and vertical plane at the same time. In this 1958 photo, giant magnets await installation into the AGS accelerator ring tunnel at Brookhaven National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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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

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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  

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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. 10 figs.

Carder, B.M.

1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature, heat flow maps and temperature gradient holes |...  

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Temperature, heat flow maps and temperature gradient holes Author T. G. Zacharakis Organization Colorado Geological Survey in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy...

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Ch. VII, Temperature, heat flow maps and temperature gradient...  

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Ch. VII, Temperature, heat flow maps and temperature gradient holes Author T. G. Zacharakis Editor T. G. Zacharakis Published Colorado Geological Survey in Cooperation with the...

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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

2011-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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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 ...

2011-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Date 1978 - 1985 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Thermal gradient drilling also continued during this period, consisting of several holes including: The...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Chena Geothermal Area (EERE, 2010)...  

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EERE, 2010) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Chena Geothermal Area (EERE, 2010) Exploration Activity...

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Policy Gradient Methods: Variance Reduction and Stochastic Convergence .  

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??In a reinforcement learning task an agent must learn a policy for performing actions so as to perform well in a given environment. Policy gradient… (more)

Greensmith, Evan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microconvection effects at double?diffusive gradient zone boundaries  

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Microconvection in double?diffusive gradient zones is predicted to occur near the zone boundaries because of effects of boundary undulation and temperature modulation caused by impinging thermals in adjacent convecting zones. The equations that govern convective motion in a double?diffusive horizontal slab are solved for boundary conditions that incorporate these effects. Solution of these equations predicts a weakened salinity gradient near the gradient zone boundary between the rising thermals. When the salinity gradient is too weak instability occurs taking the form of descending plumes which are seen in experiments.

John R. Hull; Yojana Katti

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evapotranspiration along an elevation gradient in California's Sierra Nevada  

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Soil-moisture use by mixed conifer forest in a summer- dryforest, Sierra mixed conifer forest, and Subalpine forest)Climate Gradient Sierran Mixed Conifer Forest Sierra Climate

Goulden, M. L.; Anderson, R. G.; Bales, R. C.; Kelly, A. E.; Meadows, M.; Winston, G. C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Cove Fort Area - Vapor (Warpinski,...  

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Warpinski, Et Al., 2004) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Cove Fort Area - Vapor (Warpinski, Et Al.,...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Chena Geothermal Area (Erkan, Et Al...  

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Erkan, Et Al., 2007) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Chena Geothermal Area (Erkan, Et Al., 2007)...

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Obsidian Cliff Area (Hulen, Et Al....  

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Obsidian Cliff Area (Hulen, Et Al., 2003) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Obsidian Cliff Area (Hulen,...

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

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The accelerated proximal gradient (APG) method, first proposed by Nesterov, and later refined by Beck and Teboulle, and studied in a unifying manner by Tseng.

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Thermal Gradient Holes At Glass Mountain Area (Cumming And Mackie...  

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Area (Cumming And Mackie, 2007) Exploration Activity Details Location Glass Mountain Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not...

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Analysis of natural gradient descent for multilayer neural networks  

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Natural gradient descent is a principled method for adapting the parameters of a statistical model on-line using an underlying Riemannian parameter space to redefine the direction of steepest descent. The algorithm is examined via methods of statistical physics that accurately characterize both transient and asymptotic behavior. A solution of the learning dynamics is obtained for the case of multilayer neural network training in the limit of large input dimension. We find that natural gradient learning leads to optimal asymptotic performance and outperforms gradient descent in the transient, significantly shortening or even removing plateaus in the transient generalization performance that typically hamper gradient descent training.

Magnus Rattray and David Saad

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Were Archaean continental geothermal gradients much steeper than today?  

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... km depth) did not generally exceed 800 C. From this they deduce a surface geothermal gradient of less than 23 C km'1 compared with 17 C km'1 in ... P-T determinations on Archaean granulites (summarised in ref. 2) their calculation of the geothermal gradient does not comply with conductive properties and distribution of heat producing elements within the ...

S. A. DRURY

1978-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conversion from Salinity Gradients by Forward Osmosis–Electrokinetics  

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Energy Conversion from Salinity Gradients by Forward Osmosis–Electrokinetics ... Through the use of a salinity gradient, a suction force is created to induce a hydrodynamic flow in the FO submodule based on the principle of FO. ... Kiviat, F. E.Energy Recovery from Saline Water by Means of Electrochemical Cells Science 1976, 194, 719– 720 ...

Yanmei Jiao; Chun Yang; Yuejun Kang

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Determination of salinity gradient power potential in Québec, Canada  

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Electrical energy can be produced from the chemical potential difference of two liquids with dissimilar salinities. This source of energy is known as salinity gradient power. In this paper the theory the technologies used to exploit the power the major challenges and their development trends are first presented. Then a modeling of fluxes across semi permeable membranes is proposed and validated. Next an energy balance study is done in order to estimate the power potential for a given salinity gradient system. By applying this study to several rivers in Quebec the salinity power gradient potential is estimated to 45 TWh/yr based on the minimal flow rate of each river.

Y. Berrouche; P. Pillay

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Investigations And Temperature-Gradient Drilling At Marine Corps  

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Investigations And Temperature-Gradient Drilling At Marine Corps Investigations And Temperature-Gradient Drilling At Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (Mcagcc), Twenty-Nine Palms, Ca Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Field Investigations And Temperature-Gradient Drilling At Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (Mcagcc), Twenty-Nine Palms, Ca Details Activities (4) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The U.S. Navy's Geothermal Program Office (GPO) has been conducting geothermal exploration activities in the Camp Wilson area of Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twenty-nine Palms, CA, for almost two years. Work has included self-potential (SP) surveys, fault structure analyses using LiDAR surveys, and drilling and assessment of five (5) temperature-gradient holes. For several decades the GPO has worked

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A gradient index sonic lens based on acoustic metamaterials  

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We report a method to design and characterize broadband gradient index lenses. The lenses are based on two?dimensional sonic crystals which are periodic arrangements of elastic cylinders embedded in air. It will be shown that gradient index sonic lenses built with rigid cylinders are more powerful than conventionally curved lenses. We also demonstrate that the designing possibilities increased by considering the mixture of two types of cylinders in the sonic crystal. So a gradient index lens with zero reflectance at the surface is proposed by employing a mixture of aerogel and rigid cylinders. Finally a multiple scatteringtheory has been employed to compare the performance of conventionally curved lenses and gradient index lenses. [Work supported by MEC of Spain and GVA of Valencia.

José Sánchez?Dehesa; Daniel Torrent

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of gradient magnets in low emittance electron storage rings  

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The use of gradient magnets for a low emittance electron storage ring is discussed and a magnetic lattice for a 6 GeV electron energy synchrotron radiation source adopting this feature is presented.

Vignola, G.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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k?1yk?1. ,. (1.2) where yk?1 is defined by yk?1 = gk ? gk?1 and · denotes the l2 ...... [15] M.R. Hestenes and E. Stiefel, Methods of conjugate gradients for solving

2009-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionally gradient titanium-aluminide composites produced by laser cladding  

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The laser surface cladding of Ti-Al/TiB2...composites was investigated as a means of producing a functionally gradient material on a commercially pure Ti substrate. Single and double layers were produced. The pro...

J. H. Abboud; D. R. F. West; R. D. Rawlings

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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The Hadley Circulation and the Weak Temperature Gradient Approximation  

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The weak temperature gradient (WTG) approximation is applied to simple shallow-water models of the Hadley circulation. While it is difficult to formally justify the use of the WTG approximation for this problem, the derived WTG solutions are ...

L. M. Polvani; A. H. Sobel

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Pritchett,  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Pritchett, Thermal Gradient Holes At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Pritchett, 2004) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Pritchett, 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes NOTE: These are theoretical/computer simulation tests of various methods on eight hypothetical 'model' basing-and-range geothermal systems. "The 300-meter heat flow holes are essentially useless for finding the "hidden" reservoirs. Clearly, the best results are obtained from the SP and MT surveys, with DC resistivity a close third. It is concluded that the best

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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

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A Tree-Ring Reconstruction of the Salinity Gradient in the Northern Estuary of San Francisco Bay  

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Ring Reconstruction of the Salinity Gradient in the Northernof the seasonal salinity gradient, or low salinity zone (the longitudinal salinity gradient in the northern estuary (

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of interspecific competition and coastal oceanography on population dynamics of the Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida, along estuarine gradients  

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across estuarine salinity gradients. Ecology 85:2539- Dalby,abundance along a salinity gradient. Ecology Lamb, E. G. andalong an estuarine salinity gradient. Oikos Etter, R. J.

Deck, Anna K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Ammonium Bicarbonate Transport in Anion Exchange Membranes for Salinity Gradient Energy  

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Ammonium Bicarbonate Transport in Anion Exchange Membranes for Salinity Gradient Energy ... Current status of ion exchange membranes for power generation from salinity gradients ...

Geoffrey M. Geise; Michael A. Hickner; Bruce E. Logan

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Single molecule studies of meso/macro porous silica materials and gradient films.  

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??The preparation of mesoporous/macroporous silica materials and polarity gradient thin film are introduced in this thesis. These porous silica materials and gradient materials have the… (more)

Ye, Fangmao

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Geology and Temperature Gradient Surveys Blue Mountain Geothermal  

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Geology and Temperature Gradient Surveys Blue Mountain Geothermal Geology and Temperature Gradient Surveys Blue Mountain Geothermal Discovery, Humboldt County, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Geology and Temperature Gradient Surveys Blue Mountain Geothermal Discovery, Humboldt County, Nevada Abstract Triassic argillite and sandstone of the Grass Valley Formation and phyllitic mudstone of the overlying Raspberry Formation, also of Triassic age, host a blind geothermal system under exploration by Blue Mountain Power Company Inc. with assistance from the Energy & Geoscience Institute. Geologically young, steeply dipping, open fault sets, striking N50-60°E,N50-60°W, and N-S intersect in the geothermal zone providing deep permeability over a wide area. Extensive silicification andhydro

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Pumpernickel Valley Geothermal Project Thermal Gradient Wells | Open Energy  

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Valley Geothermal Project Thermal Gradient Wells Valley Geothermal Project Thermal Gradient Wells Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Pumpernickel Valley Geothermal Project Thermal Gradient Wells Details Activities (4) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: 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,

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Nonlinear elastic free energies and gradient Young-Gibbs measures  

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We investigate, in a fairly general setting, the limit of large volume equilibrium Gibbs measures for elasticity type Hamiltonians with clamped boundary conditions. The existence of a quasiconvex free energy, forming the large deviations rate functional, is shown using a new interpolation lemma for partition functions. The local behaviour of the Gibbs measures can be parametrized by Young measures on the space of gradient Gibbs measures. In view of unboundedness of the state space, the crucial tool here is an exponential tightness estimate that holds for a vast class of potentials and the construction of suitable compact sets of gradient Gibbs measures.

Roman Kotecký; Stephan Luckhaus

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Speed-gradient principle for nonstationary processes in thermodynamics  

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The speed-gradient variational principle (SG-principle) is formulated and applied to thermodynamical systems. It is shown that Prigogine's principle of minimum entropy production and Onsager's symmetry relations can be interpreted in terms of the SG-principle and, therefore, are equivalent to each other. In both cases entropy of the system plays a role of the goal functional. The speed-gradient formulation of thermodynamic principles provide their extended versions, describing transient dynamics of nonstationary systems far from equilibrium. As an example a model of transient (relaxation) dynamics for maximum entropy principle is derived.

Alexander L. Fradkov

2007-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Gradient-Based Distance Estimation for Spatial Computers  

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......the reduced width area, the average gradient value Gout avg and the SMG value Gout si are shown using Equation (12) and (13). If...Gin si as shown using Equation (14) and (15). Gout avg = nl (a - 1) + nl a + nl (a + 1) nl = a......

Qingzhi Liu; Andrei Pruteanu; Stefan Dulman

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oil displacement through a porous medium with a temperature gradient  

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We investigate the effect of a temperature gradient on oil recovery in a two-dimensional pore-network model. The oil viscosity depends on temperature as, $\\mu_o=exp(B/T)$, where $B$ is a physico-chemical parameter depending on the type of oil, and $T$ is the temperature. A temperature gradient is applied across the medium in the flow direction. Initially, the porous medium is saturated with oil and, then, another fluid is injected. We have considered two cases representing different injection strategies. In the first case, the invading fluid viscosity is constant (finite viscosity ratio) while in the second one, the invading fluid is inviscid (infinite viscosity ratio). Our results show that, for the case of finite viscosity ratio, recovery increases with $\\Delta T$ independently on strength or sign of the gradient. For an infinite viscosity ratio, a positive temperature gradient is necessary to enhance recovery. Moreover, we show that, for $\\Delta T>0$, the percentage of oil recovery generally decreases (inc...

Oliveira, C L N; Herrmann, H J

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite-Pressure-Gradient Influences on Ideal Spheromak Equilibrium  

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Spatially resolved measurements of the magnetic field of a spheromak have been analyzed and compared with expectations for the ratio of j?B from the pressure-gradient-free Taylor model and a model with pressure due to Morikawa. Better agreement is found with the model containing finite pressure.

G. W. Hart; C. Chin-Fatt; A. W. DeSilva; G. C. Goldenbaum; R. Hess; R. S. Shaw

1983-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Seasonal mass balance gradients in Norway L. A. Rasmussen1  

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Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) P. O. Box 5091 Majorstua, N-0301 Oslo, Norway16 Aug 05 Seasonal mass balance gradients in Norway L. A. Rasmussen1 and L. M. Andreassen2 1 in Norway exists in their profiles of both seasonal balances, winter bw(z) and summer bs(z). Unlike many

Rasmussen, L.A.

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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 Ã? 2008 Ã? 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.

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Elastic Relaxation and Correlation of Local Strain Gradients with  

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Elastic Relaxation and Correlation Elastic Relaxation and Correlation of Local Strain Gradients with Ferroelectric Domains in (001) BiFeO3 Nanostructures Elastic Relaxation and Correlation of Local Strain Gradients with Ferroelectric Domains in (001) BiFeO3 Nanostructures Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory (MSD and CNM) have recently performed first worldwide studies of effects of nanopatterning on fundamental phenomena in mutiferroic BiFeO3 (BFO) nanostructures, using the APS-CNM nanoprobe beam (50 nm diameter). Nano-focused x-ray diffraction microscopy provided new insights into the relationship between film strain and ferroelectric domains in nanostructures, namely: i) an out-of-plane strain enhancement of as much as -1.8% Δc/c in a BFO film-based nanostructure relative to a planar film; ii) out-of-plane BFO C-axis

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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

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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

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Bioaccumulation of Perfluorochemicals in Pacific Oyster under Different Salinity Gradients  

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Bioaccumulation of Perfluorochemicals in Pacific Oyster under Different Salinity Gradients ... Where Kdsw and Kd0 represent the distribution coefficients in saline and pure water, respectively, S is salinity and kads is a constant for sorption salting constant (?kads = 0.0352?). ... Based on the fact that biotransformation of PFCs is negligible (35), the faster depuration rate for PFCs at higher salinities is attributable to increases in the uptake volume of water associated with increased salinity. ...

Junho Jeon; Kurunthachalam Kannan; Han Kyu Lim; Hyo Bang Moon; Jin Sung Ra; Sang Don Kim

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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Principal processes within the estuarine salinity gradient: A review  

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The salinity gradient is one of the main features characteristic of any estuarine ecosystem. Within this gradient in a critical salinity range of 5–8 PSU the major biotic and abiotic processes demonstrate non-linear dynamics of change in rates and directions. In estuaries, this salinity range acts as both external ecological factor and physiological characteristics of internal environment of aquatic organisms; it divides living conditions appropriate for freshwater and marine faunas, separates invertebrate communities with different osmotic regulation types, and defines the distribution range of high taxa. In this paper, the non-linearity of biotic processes within the estuarine salinity gradient is illustrated by the data on zooplankton from the Baltic estuaries. The non-tidal Baltic Sea provides a good demonstration of the above phenomena due to gradual changes of environmental factors and relatively stable isohalines. The non-linearity concept coupled with the ecosystem approach served the basis for a new definition of an estuary proposed by the authors.

Irena V. Telesh; Vladislav V. Khlebovich

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Considerations of ion-temperature-gradient-driven turbulence  

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The ion-temperature-gradient-driven instability is considered in this paper. Physical pictures are presented to clarify the nature of the instability. The saturation of a single eddy is modeled by a simple nonlinear equation. It is shown that eddies that are elongated in the direction of the temperature gradient are the most unstable and have the highest saturation amplitudes. In a sheared magnetic field, such elongated eddies twist with the field lines. This structure is shown to be an alternative to the usual Fourier mode picture in which the mode is localized around the surface where {ital k}{sub {parallel}} =0. These elongated twisting eddies, which are an integral part of the ballooning mode'' structure, could survive in a torus. The elongated eddies are shown to be unstable to secondary instabilities that are driven by the large gradients in the long eddy. It is argued that the mixing length'' is affected by this nonlinear process, and is unlikely to be a linear eigenmode width.

Cowley, S.C.; Kulsrud, R.M. (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey (USA)); Sudan, R. (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (USA))

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ciliate diversity and distribution across an environmental and depth gradient in Long Island  

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Ciliate diversity and distribution across an environmental and depth gradient in Long Island Sound- trichia (Spirotrichea) and Choreotrichia (Spirotrichea) across an environmental gradient. We assessed SSU- tion showed any clear relationship to measured environmental parameters (temperature, salinity

Katz, Laura

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Virioplankton community structure along a salinity gradient in a solar saltern  

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The virioplankton community structure along a salinity gradient from near seawater (40‰) to saturated ... . The viral community structure changed along the salinity gradient. Cluster analysis of the viral genome-...

Ruth-Anne Sandaa; Evy Foss Skjoldal; Gunnar Bratbak

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance Ionic Diode Membrane for Salinity Gradient Power Generation  

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High-Performance Ionic Diode Membrane for Salinity Gradient Power Generation ... These processes can also capture energy from waste heat by generating artificial salinity gradients using synthetic solns., such as thermolytic salts. ... saline brines because of the higher power d. ...

Jun Gao; Wei Guo; Dan Feng; Huanting Wang; Dongyuan Zhao; Lei Jiang

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Siân

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alpine elevation gradient Sample Search...  

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ecosystems, generated only by a water availability gradient, the ... Source: Colorado at Boulder, University of - Alpine Microbial Observatory Collection: Environmental...

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Dielectric-Loaded Microwave Cavity for High-Gradient Testing of Superconducting Materials  

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an energy distribution. Data was taken from the CRC Handbook 90th edition [13]. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 17 10 Current state of high gradient cavities in the SRF world. Note these points are champion cavities, the average gradient of all... an energy distribution. Data was taken from the CRC Handbook 90th edition [13]. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 17 10 Current state of high gradient cavities in the SRF world. Note these points are champion cavities, the average gradient of all...

Pogue, Nathaniel Johnston

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

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richness... latitudinal gradients. Keywords Fleas, geographic range, ... Source: Poulin, Robert - Department of Zoology, University of Otago Collection: Biology and Medicine...

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Benthic biodiversity indices versus salinity gradient in the southern Baltic Sea  

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Benthic biodiversity indices versus salinity gradient in the southern Baltic Sea Michael L. Zettler Biotic Index) and BQI (Benthic Quality Index), were tested along a salinity gradient in the southern; Ecological quality; Salinity gradient; Water Framework Directive; Oxygen depletion 1. Introduction

Zettler, Michael

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Thin-Film Composite Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membranes for Sustainable Power Generation from Salinity Gradients  

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Thin-Film Composite Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membranes for Sustainable Power Generation from Salinity Gradients ... Pressure retarded osmosis has the potential to produce renewable energy from natural salinity gradients. ... Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) and reverse electrodialysis (RED) are emerging membrane-based technologies that can convert chemical energy in salinity gradients to useful work. ...

Ngai Yin Yip; Alberto Tiraferri; William A. Phillip; Jessica D. Schiffman; Laura A. Hoover; Yu Chang Kim; Menachem Elimelech

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-term ecological dynamics: reciprocal insights from natural and anthropogenic gradients  

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...be studied by using natural springs that create gradients of CO2 gas, and which are at...gradients There are many natural gradients of climate...adjacent areas in natural forests in Hawaii...such as how trophic cascades and other community...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Abundance and diversity of tidal marsh plants along the salinity gradient of the San Francisco Estuary: implications for global change ecology  

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plants along the salinity gradient of the San Franciscotransects along the salinity gradient of the San Franciscoacross the full salinity gradient of the San Francisco

Watson, Elizabeth Burke; Byrne, Roger

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Salinity gradient energy potential in Colombia considering site specific constraints  

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Abstract The theoretical potential of salinity gradient energy in river mouth systems is the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the controlled mixing of river water and seawater. It is calculated using the Gibbs free energy of mixing equations considering as inputs the mean rivers' discharge and the long term salinity of the ocean basin. However, this theoretical amount of energy can be far from the reality because both, the river discharge and the salinity of the ocean, have natural variations in different time scales. In this paper we expose the site constraints related with the variability of the salinity gradients that must be considered in order to make a more accurate estimation of the available resources and calculate the so-called site specific potential for the most important and feasible river mouths of Colombia. The results show that in Colombia a mean site specific potential of 15.6 GW can be achieved, mainly in the Magdalena River mouth (97% of total). But more important, the results show that the salinity structure of the studied systems have different responses to variations of the environmental forcing, despite being located in the same ocean basin, and therefore, the energy potential for each river mouth has different variability patterns at different time scales. Decreases of the estimated energy potential up to 69% were found when the site specific potential is calculated instead of the theoretical potential. This prove that more detailed input data than long term discharges and salinities are necessary in order to make accurate estimations of local and regional salinity gradient energy potentials.

Oscar Alvarez-Silva; Andrés F. Osorio

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NEW RADIAL ABUNDANCE GRADIENTS FOR NGC 628 AND NGC 2403  

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Motivated by recent interstellar medium studies, we present high quality MMT and Gemini spectroscopic observations of H II regions in the nearby spiral galaxies NGC 628 and NGC 2403 in order to measure their chemical abundance gradients. Using long-slit and multi-object mask optical spectroscopy, we obtained measurements of the temperature sensitive auroral lines [O III] ?4363 and/or [N II] ?5755 at a strength of 4? or greater in 11 H II regions in NGC 628 and 7 regions in NGC 2403. These observations allow us, for the first time, to derive an oxygen abundance gradient in NGC 628 based solely on 'direct' oxygen abundances of H II regions: 12 + log(O/H) = (8.43 ± 0.03) + (–0.017 ± 0.002) × R{sub g} (dex kpc{sup –1}), with a dispersion in log(O/H) of ? = 0.10 dex, from 14 regions with a radial coverage of ?2-19 kpc. This is a significantly shallower slope than found by previous 'strong-line' abundance studies. In NGC 2403, we derive an oxygen abundance gradient of 12 + log(O/H) = (8.48 ± 0.04) + (–0.032 ± 0.007)× R{sub g} (dex kpc{sup –1}), with a dispersion in log(O/H) of ? = 0.07 dex, from seven H II with a radial coverage of ?1-10 kpc. Additionally, we measure the N, S, Ne, and Ar abundances. We find the N/O ratio decreases with increasing radius for the inner disk, but reaches a plateau past R{sub 25} in NGC 628. NGC 2403 also has a negative N/O gradient with radius, but we do not sample the outer disk of the galaxy past R{sub 25} and so do not see evidence for a plateau. This bi-modal pattern measured for NGC 628 indicates dominant contributions from secondary nitrogen inside of the R{sub 25} transition and dominantly primary nitrogen farther out. As expected for ?-process elements, S/O, Ne/O, and Ar/O are consistent with constant values over a range in oxygen abundance.

Berg, Danielle A.; Skillman, Evan D. [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Croxall, Kevin V. [Ohio State University, 140 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Marble, Andrew R. [National Solar Observatory, 950 N Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Smith, J. D. [Ritter Astrophysical Observatory, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States); Gordon, Karl [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Kennicutt, Robert C. Jr. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Garnett, Donald R., E-mail: berg@astro.umn.edu, E-mail: skillman@astro.umn.edu, E-mail: croxall.5@osu.edu, E-mail: amarble@nso.edu, E-mail: jd.smith@utoledo.edu, E-mail: kgordon@stsci.edu, E-mail: robk@ast.cam.ac.uk

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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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

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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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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)

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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

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Socorro Mountain Area (Owens, Et Al., 2005) |  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Socorro Mountain Area (Owens, Et Al., 2005) Thermal Gradient Holes At Socorro Mountain Area (Owens, Et Al., 2005) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Socorro Mountain Area (Owens, Et Al., 2005) Exploration Activity Details Location Socorro Mountain Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes Pre-existing evidence includes heat gradients of upwards of 490mW/m2 from thermal-gradient wells, tepid spring waters (32oC) and silica geochemistry indicating thermal waters with a minimum of 82 degrees C at depth References Lara Owens, Richard Baars, David Norman, Harold Tobin (2005) New Methods In Exploration At The Socorro Peak Kgra- A Gred Iii Project Retrieved from

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Hualalai Northwest Rift Area (Thomas, 1986) |  

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Hualalai Northwest Rift Hualalai Northwest Rift Area (Thomas, 1986) Exploration Activity Details Location Hualalai Northwest Rift Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Although not part of the current effort, two deep (approximately 2000 m) exploratory wells were drilled on the north flank of Hualalai near Puu Waawaa cinder cone. The geophysical data used for siting these wells were proprietary and hence unavailable for publication; however, the temperatures measured at the bottoms of the wells were reported to be below 20degrees C. Chemical analysis of water samples taken from these wells did not provide useful geothermal data due to contamination of the well water with drilling muds References Donald M. Thomas (1 January 1986) Geothermal Resources Assessment In

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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)

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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

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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

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Salinity gradient solar pond technology applied to potash solution mining  

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A solution mining facility at the Eddy Potash Mine, Eddy County, New Mexico has been proposed that will utilize salinity gradient solar pond (SGSP) technology to supply industrial process thermal energy. The process will include underground dissolution of potassium chloride (KCl) from pillars and other reserves remaining after completion of primary room and pillar mining using recirculating solutions heated in the SGSP. Production of KCl will involve cold crystallization followed by a cooling pond stage, with the spent brine being recirculated in a closed loop back to the SGSP for reheating. This research uses SGSP as a renewable, clean energy source to optimize the entire mining process, minimize environmental wastes, provide a safe, more economical extraction process and reduce the need for conventional processing by crushing, grinding and flotation. The applications of SGSP technology will not only save energy in the extraction and beneficiation processes, but also will produce excess energy available for power generation, desalination, and auxiliary structure heating.

Martell, J.A.; Aimone-Martin, C.T.

2000-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

151

Acoustical power amplification and damping by temperature gradients  

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Ceperley proposed a concept of a traveling wave heat engine [“A pistonless Stirling engine—The traveling wave heat engine ” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 66 1508–1513 (1979).] that provided a starting point of thermoacoustics today. This paper verifies experimentally his idea through observation of amplification and strong damping of a plane acoustic traveling wave as it passes through axial temperature gradients. The acoustic power gain is shown to obey a universal curve specified by a dimensionless parameter ???; ? is the angular frequency and ?? is the relaxation time for the gas to thermally equilibrate with channel walls. As an application of his idea a three-stage acoustic power amplifier is developed which attains the gain up to 10 with a moderate temperature ratio of 2.3.

Tetsushi Biwa; Ryo Komatsu; Taichi Yazaki

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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); Gürcan, Ö. 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)

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Coso Geothermal Area (1974) | Open Energy  

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Coso Geothermal Area (1974) Coso Geothermal Area (1974) Exploration Activity Details Location Coso Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date 1974 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Use heat flow studies for the first time at Coso to indicate the presence or absence of abnormal heat Notes Located 10 sites for heat flow boreholes using available seismic ground noise and electrical resistivity data; data collected from 9 of 10; thermal conductivity measurements were completed using both the needle probe technique and the divided bar apparatus with a cell arrangement. In the upper few hundred meters of the subsurface heat is being transferred by a conductive heat transfer mechanism with a value of ~ 15 µcal/cm2sec; the background heat flow is ~ 3.5 HFU.

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THE EXTENSIVE AGE GRADIENT OF THE CARINA DWARF GALAXY  

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The evolution of small systems such as dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs) is likely to have been a balance between external environmental effects and internal processes within their own relatively shallow potential wells. Assessing how strong such environmental interactions may have been is therefore an important element in understanding the baryonic evolution of dSphs and their derived dark matter distribution. Here we present results from a wide-area CTIO/MOSAIC II photometric survey of the Carina dSph, reaching down to about two magnitudes below the oldest main-sequence turnoff (MSTO). This data set enables us to trace the structure of Carina in detail out to very large distances from its center, and as a function of stellar age. We observe the presence of an extended structure made up primarily of ancient MSTO stars, at distances between 25' and 60' from Carina's center, confirming results in the literature that Carina extends well beyond its nominal tidal radius. The large number statistics of our survey reveals features such as isophote twists and tails that were undetected in other previous, shallower surveys. This is the first time that such unambiguous signs of tidal disruption have been found in a Milky Way 'classical' dwarf other than Sagittarius. We also demonstrate the presence of a negative age gradient in Carina directly from its MSTOs, and trace it out to very large distances from the galaxy center. The signs of interaction with the Milky Way make it unclear whether the age gradient was already in place before Carina underwent tidal disruption.

Battaglia, G. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Irwin, M. [Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB03 0HA (United Kingdom); Tolstoy, E.; De Boer, T. [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen (Netherlands); Mateo, M., E-mail: gbattaglia@oabo.inaf.it [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1090 (United States)

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Nekton community change along estuarine salinity gradients: Can salinity zones be defined?  

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Organisms tend to inhabit predictable portions of estuaries along salinity gradients between the ocean inlets (salinity > 35 psu) and the freshwater tributaries (salinity = 0). Previous studies have suggested ......

Marin F. D. Greenwood

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Species richness, diversity and density of understory vegetation along disturbance gradients in the Himalayan conifer forest  

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We investigated whether species richness, diversity and density of understory herbaceous plants differed along logging (gap) and grazing (primarily by cattle) disturbance gradients, and sought to identify drivers...

Kesang Wangchuk; András Darabant; Prem Bahadur Rai…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Fort Bliss Area (DOE GTP) | Open Energy...  

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Fort Bliss Area (DOE GTP) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Fort Bliss Area (DOE GTP) Exploration...

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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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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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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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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

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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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Disruption of Androgen and Estrogen Receptor Activity in Prostate Cancer by a Novel Dietary Diterpene Carnosol: Implications for Chemoprevention  

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...quantitatively determined with a thermal energy analyzer. The smoke was trapped...liquid chromatography-thermal energy ana lyzer methodology (sensitivity...nitrosoanatabine; TEA, ther mal energy analyzer; HPLC, high-performance...cigars were purchased on the open market in 1977 and 1978. Experimental...

Jeremy J. Johnson; Deeba N. Syed; Yewseok Suh; Chenelle R. Heren; Mohammad Saleem; Imtiaz A. Siddiqui; and Hasan Mukhtar

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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 Atalar1�4* Of the various techniques employed to quantify temperature changes by MR for MR- based temperature mapping during the application of ther- mal therapies (1�3). When administering

Atalar, Ergin

167

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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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

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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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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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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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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 Ã? 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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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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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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Stochastic Differential Algebraic Equations in Transient Noise Analysis  

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a resistance R, maintained in ther- mal equilibrium at a temperature T, can be described as the sum of the de by the discrete nature of current due to the elementary charge, is also modelled by a Gaussian white noise process|I|, where q is the elementary charge. If the current through the pn- junction is described

Römisch, Werner

176

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

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The effects of pressure gradient on the existence of global Alfvén 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)

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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

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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

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SYNTHESIS Evolution and the latitudinal diversity gradient: speciation, extinction and biogeography  

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, USA 7 Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Insti- tution of Oceanography and Michael Turelli18 Abstract A latitudinal gradient in biodiversity has existed since before the time gradient represents a major challenge to future research. Keywords Biodiversity, biotic interactions

Roy, Kaustuv

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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

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Coal Ranks and Geothermal Gradients in High-volatile Bituminous Coalfields  

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... 380; Sw. No., 6. If it is assumed that no great changes in geothermal gradient have occurred since the early Pleistocene, this coal was metamorphosed at a temperature ... Silesia5. The most obvious explanation is that of a nearly two to one difference in geothermal gradient. Comparison of data from the Carboniferous coalfields of the Netherlands with analyses of ...

R. P. SUGGATE; J. O. ELPHICK

1964-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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High Efficiency in Energy Generation from Salinity Gradients with Reverse Electrodialysis  

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High Efficiency in Energy Generation from Salinity Gradients with Reverse Electrodialysis ... Reverse electrodialysis; Renewable energy; Efficiency; Entropy; Salinity gradient energy; Ion exchange membranes ... power from the sequential flow of fresh and saline water, without the need for auxiliary processes or converters. ...

David A. Vermaas; Joost Veerman; Ngai Yin Yip; Menachem Elimelech; Michel Saakes; Kitty Nijmeijer

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Thermodynamic, Energy Efficiency, and Power Density Analysis of Reverse Electrodialysis Power Generation with Natural Salinity Gradients  

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Thermodynamic, Energy Efficiency, and Power Density Analysis of Reverse Electrodialysis Power Generation with Natural Salinity Gradients ... solns. of different salinities. ... River mouths are potentially abundant locations for the exploitation of the clean and renewable salinity gradient energy (SGE) as here perpetually fresh water mixes with saline seawater. ...

Ngai Yin Yip; David A. Vermaas; Kitty Nijmeijer; Menachem Elimelech

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Regional patterns and controls of ecosystem salinization with grassland afforestation along a rainfall gradient  

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salinization with grassland afforestation along a rainfall gradient, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 22, GB2015, doiRegional patterns and controls of ecosystem salinization with grassland afforestation along a rainfall gradient M. D. Nosetto,1,2 E. G. Jobba´gy,1 T. To´th,3 and R. B. Jackson4,5 Received 25 April 2007

Jackson, Robert B.

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Sub-100 nm Confinement of Magnetic Nanoparticles Using Localized Magnetic Field Gradients  

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that generate large magnetic gradients. In a homogeneous magnetic field, the field lines are parallel; that is, then the field lines converge into the ferromagnet. This convergence forms a shallow magnetic field gradient, to minimize the magnetic potential energy, the field lines exiting one magnet converge into the other magnet

Prentiss, Mara

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Ionosphere Spatial Gradient Threat for LAAS: Mitigation and Tolerable Threat Space  

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1 Ionosphere Spatial Gradient Threat for LAAS: Mitigation and Tolerable Threat Space Ming Luo, Sam and a threat space was extrapolated based on the 6 April 2000 ionospheric storm. It was showed that the impact of the ionospheric anomalies depends on the threat parameters, namely, the ionospheric gradient, the slope width

Stanford University

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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)

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Development and propagation of a pollution gradient in the marine boundary layer during INDOEX (1999)  

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Development and propagation of a pollution gradient in the marine boundary layer during INDOEX (1999) Matthew Simpson and Sethu Raman Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North and propagation of a pollution gradient in the marine boundary layer over the Arabian Sea during the Intensive

Raman, Sethu

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Spatially resolved lasers using a glassy cholesteric liquid crystal film with lateral pitch gradient  

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Spatially resolved lasers using a glassy cholesteric liquid crystal film with lateral pitch crystal CLC lasers, a lateral pitch gradient was introduced by thermally activated diffusion across efficiencies, 0.2%­1.5%, are superior to those reported to date for gradient-pitch CLC lasers. © 2011 American

Chen, Shaw H.

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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

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TESTING FOR AZIMUTHAL ABUNDANCE GRADIENTS IN M101  

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New optical spectra of 28 H II regions in the M101 disk have been obtained, yielding 10 new detections of the [O III] {lambda}4363 auroral line. The oxygen abundance gradient measured from these data, combined with previous observations, displays a local scatter of 0.15 {+-} 0.03 dex along an arc in the west side of the galaxy, compared with a smaller scatter of 0.08 {+-} 0.01 dex in the rest of the disk. One of the H II regions in our sample (H27) has a significantly lower oxygen abundance than surrounding nebulae at a similar galactocentric distance, while an additional, relatively nearby one (H128) was already known to have a high oxygen abundance for its position in the galaxy. These results represent marginal evidence for the existence of moderate deviations from chemical abundance homogeneity in the interstellar medium of M101. Using a variety of strong-line abundance indicators, we find no evidence for significant large-scale azimuthal variations of the oxygen abundance across the whole disk of the galaxy.

Li, Yanxia; Bresolin, Fabio [Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)] [Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Kennicutt, Robert C. Jr. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom)

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Brine clarity maintenance in salinity-gradient solar ponds  

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Brine transparency is an important part of the maintenance of a salinity-gradient solar pond as it affects the amount of solar radiation reaching the storage zone and hence has an influence on the thermal performance. There is a wide range of factors that can hinder the transmission of light in a solar pond. Algal and microbial growths are the most common problems encountered in working solar ponds and control of their densities is essential to maintain transparency. Two different chemical treatment methods for algae growth prevention are described in this paper: chlorine and a novel chemical product – copper ethylamine complex. The latter method has never been implemented previously in a working pond. This paper discusses the theory of the algae control methods used and presents the experimental results of the chemical treatments. The results showed that Cupricide is more effective than chlorine and is therefore the recommended chemical for algae control in solar ponds; it improves the water transparency especially in the upper convective zone and lower convective zone with all measurement values less than 1 NTU. Chlorine was found to be more corrosive than Cupricide due to the acidic effect it has on the pH. The preliminary cost analysis showed that granular chlorine is the cheapest chemical. A more detailed financial analysis is nevertheless required to refine these costs.

Neus Gasulla; Yusli Yaakob; Jimmy Leblanc; Aliakbar Akbarzadeh; Jose Luis Cortina

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRADIENT INDEX SPHERES BY THE SEQUENTIAL ACCRETION OF GLASS POWDERS  

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The Department of Energy is seeking a method for fabricating mm-scale spheres having a refractive index that varies smoothly and continuously from the center to its surface [1]. The fabrication procedure must allow the creation of a range of index profiles. The spheres are to be optically transparent and have a refractive index differential greater than 0.2. The sphere materials can be either organic or inorganic and the fabrication technique must be capable of scaling to low cost production. Mo-Sci Corporation proposed to develop optical quality gradient refractive index (GRIN) glass spheres of millimeter scale (1 to 2 mm diameter) by the sequential accretion and consolidation of glass powders. Other techniques were also tested to make GRIN spheres as the powder-accretion method produced non-concentric layers and poor optical quality glass spheres. Potential ways to make the GRIN spheres were (1) by "coating" glass spheres (1 to 2 mm diameter) with molten glass in a two step process; and (2) by coating glass spheres with polymer layers.

MARIANO VELEZ

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Salt Wells Area (Bureau of Land Management, 2009)  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Salt Wells Area (Bureau of Land Management, 2009) Thermal Gradient Holes At Salt Wells Area (Bureau of Land Management, 2009) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Salt Wells Area (Bureau of Land Management, 2009) Exploration Activity Details Location Salt Wells Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date 2008 - 2008 Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Vulcan increased exploration efforts in the summer and fall of 2008, during which time the company drilled two temperature gradient holes (86-15 O on Pad 1 and 17-16 O on Pad 3); conducted seismic, gravity and magnetotelluric surveys; and drilled deep exploration wells at Pads 6 and 8 and binary wells at Pads 1, 2, 4, and 7. Notes

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Hot Springs Ranch Area (Szybinski, 2006) | Open  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Hot Springs Ranch Area (Szybinski, 2006) Thermal Gradient Holes At Hot Springs Ranch Area (Szybinski, 2006) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Hot Springs Ranch Area (Szybinski, 2006) Exploration Activity Details Location Hot Springs Ranch Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes 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

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Chocolate Mountains Area (Alm, Et Al., 2010) |  

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Chocolate Mountains Area (Alm, Et Al., 2010) Chocolate Mountains Area (Alm, Et Al., 2010) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Chocolate Mountains Area (Alm, Et Al., 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Chocolate Mountains Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes "Shallow temperature gradient drilling began at the CMAGR in January of 2010. 13 temperature gradient holes were completed to a depth of 500' below ground surface. Sites were selected based on the compilation of previous exploration and resulting data is being integrated into the most recent geologic model. This model will form the basis for the selection of a deeper (2000'-4000') temperature gradient drilling campaign at the CMAGR in

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Area (Cunniff & Bowers, 2005) |  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Area Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Area (Cunniff & Bowers, 2005) Exploration Activity Details Location Lightning Dock Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The two gradient holes were sited on federal geothermal leases owned by Lightning Dock Geothermal, Inc. and both were drilled into lakebed sediments some distance from the intense shallow geothermal anomaly located in the eastern half of Section 7, Township 25 South, Range 19 West. References Roy A. Cunniff, Roger L. Bowers (2005) Final Technical Report, Geothermal Resource Evaluation And Definitioni (Gred) Program-Phases I, Ii, And Iii For The Animas Valley, Nm Geothermal Resource Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Thermal_Gradient_Holes_At_Lightning_Dock_Area_(Cunniff_%26_Bowers,_2005)&oldid=387460"

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Investigation of iron opacity experiment plasma gradients with synthetic data analyses  

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Experiments have been performed at Sandia National Laboratories Z-facility to validate iron opacity models relevant to the solar convection/radiation zone boundary. Sample conditions were measured by mixing Mg with the Fe and using Mg K-shell line transmission spectra, assuming that the plasma was uniform. We develop a spectral model that accounts for hypothetical gradients, and compute synthetic spectra to quantitatively evaluate the plasma gradient size that can be diagnosed. Two sample designs are investigated, assuming linear temperature and density gradients. First, Mg uniformly mixed with Fe enables temperature gradients greater than 10% to be detected. The second design uses Mg mixed into one side and Al mixed into the other side of the sample in an attempt to more accurately infer the sample gradient. Both temperature and density gradients as small as a few percent can be detected with this design. Experiments have successfully recorded spectra with the second design. In future research, the spectral model will be used to place bounds on gradients that exist in Z opacity experiments.

Nagayama, T.; Bailey, J. E.; Rochau, G. A.; Hansen, S. B. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States); Mancini, R. C. [Physics Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States); MacFarlane, J. J.; Golovkin, I. [Prism Computational Sciences, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Area (Fairbank & Neggemann, 2004) |  

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Blue Mountain Area (Fairbank & Neggemann, 2004) Blue Mountain Area (Fairbank & Neggemann, 2004) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Area (Fairbank & Neggemann, 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Blue Mountain Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown References Brian D. Fairbank, Kim V. Niggemann (2004) Deep Blue No 1- A Slimhole Geothermal Discovery At Blue Mountain, Humboldt County, Nevada Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Thermal_Gradient_Holes_At_Blue_Mountain_Area_(Fairbank_%26_Neggemann,_2004)&oldid=386709" Category: Exploration Activities What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link

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Nonlinear Gyrokinetic Simulations of Ion-Temperature-Gradient Turbulence for the Optimized Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator  

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Ion-temperature-gradient turbulence constitutes a possibly dominant transport mechanism for optimized stellarators, in view of the effective suppression of neoclassical losses characterizing these devices. Nonlinear gyrokinetic simulation results for the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator [G. Grieger et al., in Proceedings of the IAEA Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, 1990 (IAEA, Vienna, 1991) Vol. 3, p. 525]--assuming an adiabatic electron response--are presented. Several fundamental features are discussed, including the role of zonal flows for turbulence saturation, the resulting flux-gradient relationship, and the coexistence of ion-temperature-gradient modes with trapped ion modes in the saturated state.

Xanthopoulos, P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Teilinstitut Greifswald, Wendelsteinstrasse 1, D-17491 Greifswald (Germany); Merz, F.; Goerler, T.; Jenko, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2007-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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In situ generation of pH gradients in microfluidic devices for biofabrication of freestanding, semi-permeable chitosan membranes  

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In situ generation of pH gradients in microfluidic devices for biofabrication of freestanding, semiH gradients in microfluidic devices for biofabrication of freestanding, semi-permeable chitosan membranes membrane structure in microfluidic networks where pH gradients are generated at the converging interface

Rubloff, Gary W.

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From the mountains to the sea: assemblage structure and dynamics in Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) in the Clyde River estuarine gradient,  

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and non-random with respect to spatial position along the salinity gradient although relatively random with respect to temporal shifts between the five seasonal samples. Generally, the salinity gradient had strong). The estuarine salinity gradient balance also may affect bioaccumulation of heavy metals and trans- port

Cranston, Peter S.

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Northern Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) |  

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Gradient Holes At Northern Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) Gradient Holes At Northern Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Northern Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes NOTE: These are theoretical/computer simulation tests of various methods on eight hypothetical 'model' basing-and-range geothermal systems. "The 300-meter heat flow holes are essentially useless for finding the "hidden" reservoirs. Clearly, the best results are obtained from the SP and MT surveys, with DC resistivity a close third. It is concluded that the best

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Hawthorne Area (Lazaro, Et Al., 2010) | Open  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Thermal Gradient Holes At Hawthorne Area (Lazaro, Et Al., 2010) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Hawthorne Area (Lazaro, Et Al., 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Hawthorne Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes The Navy recently completed a temperature gradient hole (TGH) drilling campaign. Results suggest multiple resources may exist on HAD lands. To further define the shallow resource, the Navy will drill one or two

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Kilauea East Rift Area (Thomas, 1986) | Open  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Kilauea East Rift Area (Thomas, 1986) Thermal Gradient Holes At Kilauea East Rift Area (Thomas, 1986) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Kilauea East Rift Area (Thomas, 1986) Exploration Activity Details Location Kilauea East Rift Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Two separate phases of geothermal exploratory drilling have occurred on the lower East Rift. The first was essentially a wildcat venture with relatively little surface exploratory data having been gathered, whereas the second was initiated after somewhat more geoscience information had been acquired under the Hawaii Geothermal Project. The results of the successful exploratory drilling program on the Kilauea

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Kilauea Summit Area (Keller, Et Al., 1979) | Open  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Kilauea Summit Area (Keller, Et Al., 1979) Thermal Gradient Holes At Kilauea Summit Area (Keller, Et Al., 1979) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Kilauea Summit Area (Keller, Et Al., 1979) Exploration Activity Details Location Kilauea Summit Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes A deep borehole was drilled at the summit of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, between April 6 and July 9, 1973. The hole is located approximately 1 km south of the edge of Halemaumau crater (Figs. 1 and 2), a crater within the summit caldera of the volcano. The total depth of the hole is 1262 m (4141 ft) measured from the derrick floor at an altitude of 1102 m (3616 ft). A description of the drilling program and some of the results obtained have

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Crump's Hot Springs Area (DOE GTP) | Open Energy  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Thermal Gradient Holes At Crump's Hot Springs Area (DOE GTP) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Crump's Hot Springs Area (DOE GTP) Exploration Activity Details Location Crump's Hot Springs Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes 8 wells References (1 January 2011) GTP ARRA Spreadsheet Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Thermal_Gradient_Holes_At_Crump%27s_Hot_Springs_Area_(DOE_GTP)&oldid=402699"

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Rapid acquisition of specular and diffuse normal maps from polarized spherical gradient illumination  

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We estimate surface normal maps of an object from either its diffuse or specular reflectance using four spherical gradient illumination patterns. In contrast to traditional photometric stereo, the spherical patterns allow normals to be estimated simultaneously ...

Wan-Chun Ma; Tim Hawkins; Pieter Peers; Charles-Felix Chabert; Malte Weiss; Paul Debevec

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Salt Gradient Solar Pond for Solar Heat Collection and Lang Term Storage  

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Work is described concerning the instrumentation, thermal modelling and laboratory tests on a salt gradient solar pond to be used for heat collection and storage. A densitameter capable of measuring the salinity....

V. Phillips; P. J. Unsworth; N. A. Al-Saleh

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Morphophysiological adaptation aspects of different Haloxylon aphyllum (Chenopodiaceae) genotypes along a salinity gradient  

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The seedlings of Haloxylon aphyllum...from seeds with different genetic characteristics, which were collected in three natural subpopulations along a soil salinity gradient, were investigated. The plants grown un...

E. V. Shuyskaya; E. V. Li; Z. F. Rahmankulova…

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenanthrene mineralization along a natural salinity gradient in an Urban Estuary, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts  

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The effect of varying salinity on phenanthrene and glutamate mineralization was examined in sediments along a natural salinity gradient in an urban tidal river. Mineralization was...14CO2 from sediment slurries d...

Michael P. Shiaris

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Distributions of picophytoplankton and phytoplankton pigments along a salinity gradient in the Changjiang River Estuary, China  

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We investigated the abundance of different picophytoplankton groups and the phytoplankton pigment ratio in relation to environmental factors such as nutrients and suspended solids along a salinity gradient in the...

Baoli Wang; Congqiang Liu; Fushun Wang; Siliang Li…

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass–density relationship changes along salinity gradient in Suaeda salsa L.  

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Whether and why the biomass–density (M–N) scaling relationship varies along environmental gradients were continuously debated in theoretical ecology. In this study, how soil salinity stress affects on the M–N sca...

Hao Zhang; Genxuan Wang; Kefeng Zheng; Weiping Zhang

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Changes in the biota of Chany Lake along a salinity gradient  

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Relationships among salinity and diversity, abundance, biomass of major ... western Siberia, Russia) are examined across a salinity gradient. As salinity increased from 0.8 to 6.4...?1, the species richness of aq...

Laura M. Kipriyanova; Nadezhda I. Yermolaeva; Dmitry M. Bezmaternykh…

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution and speciation of phosphorus along a salinity gradient in intertidal marsh sediments  

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We examined forms of solid phosphorus fractions in intertidal marsh sediments along a salinity (0–22‰) gradient in a river-dominated estuary and in ... the importance of humic-P decreased with increasing salinity

Claus Paludan; James T. Morris

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic and Energy Efficiency Analysis of Power Generation from Natural Salinity Gradients by Pressure Retarded Osmosis  

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The Gibbs free energy of mixing dissipated when fresh river water flows into the sea can be harnessed for sustainable power generation. Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) is one of the methods proposed to generate power from natural salinity gradients. In ...

Ngai Yin Yip; Menachem Elimelech

2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma homeostasis and cloacal urine composition inCrocodylus porosus caught along a salinity gradient  

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Juveniles of the Estuarine or Saltwater Crocodile,Crocodylus porosus..., maintain both osmotic pressure and plasma electrolyte homeostasis along a salinity gradient from fresh water to the sea. In...C. porosus in...

Gordon C. Grigg

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition from Planktonic to Benthic Algal Dominance Along a Salinity Gradient  

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Highly regulated salinity gradients in solar salt pond concentrating sequences provide...in situ salinity impacts on aquatic flora and fauna. The ... at Useless Inlet in Western Australia vary in salinity from se...

Richard D. Segal; Anya M. Waite; David P. Hamilton

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-Diffusive Intrusions in a Stable Salinity Gradient “Heated from Below”  

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Two-dimensional direct numerical simulations (DNS) are used to investigate the growth and nonlinear equilibration of spatially periodic double-diffusive intrusion for negative vertical temperature Tz salinity Sz gradients, which are ...

Julian Simeonov; Melvin E. Stern

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An innovative approach to heat extraction from a salinity gradient solar pond to enhance overall efficiency.  

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??A solar pond is a simple and low-cost solar collector with long-term thermal storage. It utilizes a large body of salinity gradient water to absorb… (more)

Yaakob, Y

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biodiversity and Structure of Macroinvertebrate Communities Along a Small Permanent Salinity Gradient (Meurthe River, France)  

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Changes in the macroinvertebrate community were investigated over 10 months at four sites along a 19 km salinity gradient (0.21–2.60 g l?1...) in a sixth-order stream, the Meurthe River, northeastern France. Abio...

Christophe Piscart; Jean-Claude Moreteau; Jean-Nicolas Beisel

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Study of inkjet printing as additive manufacturing process for gradient polyurethane material  

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Reactive inkjet printing as additive manufacturing technique is evaluated for generation of gradient ... . This study does not examine the complete additive manufacturing process to build whole 3D objects but...O...

Marco Müller; Quang-Ut Huynh; Eckart Uhlmann; Manfred H. Wagner

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suppression of Zeeman gradients by nuclear polarization in double quantum dots  

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We use electric dipole spin resonance to measure dynamic nuclear polarization in InAs nanowire quantum dots. The resonance shifts in frequency when the system transitions between metastable high and low current states, indicating the presence of nuclear polarization. We propose that the low and the high current states correspond to different total Zeeman energy gradients between the two quantum dots. In the low current state, dynamic nuclear polarization efficiently compensates the Zeeman gradient due to the $g$-factor mismatch, resulting in a suppressed total Zeeman gradient. We present a theoretical model of electron-nuclear feedback that demonstrates a fixed point in nuclear polarization for nearly equal Zeeman splittings in the two dots and predicts a narrowed hyperfine gradient distribution.

S. M. Frolov; J. Danon; S. Nadj-Perge; K. Zuo; J. W. W. van Tilburg; V. S. Pribiag; J. W. G. van den Berg; E. P. A. M. Bakkers; L. P. Kouwenhoven

2012-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Approximating the solar/stellar energy generation rate, luminosity gradient, and the hydrogen content  

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In this paper we wish to develop an analytical technique for modelling the energy generation rate and the luminosity gradient for ... 1989) we derive dimensionless variables for the energy generation rate and lum...

John F. Doorish

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Gradient analysis of landscape spatial and temporal pattern changes in Beijing metropolitan area  

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The gradient based landscape metrics analysis is now widely used to study the landscape pattern changes in respond to the urbanization. In order to discover the trend of spatio-temporal changes in Beijing metr...

YeTao Yang; QiMing Zhou; JianYa Gong; YingYing Wang

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Generation of Monolayer Gradients in Surface Energy and Surface Chemistry for Block Copolymer Thin Film Studies  

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Gradients in surface energy/chemistry enable high-throughput studies because a continuous range of surface energies/chemistries can be explored on a single surface, enabling faster screening and discovery of materials and phenomena. ... Furthermore, these gradients are susceptible to degradation, having a shelf life of only a few days under atmospheric conditions or a few weeks when stored in a cool, dark desiccator. ... For example, gradients could be created with a relatively narrow surface energy range (?6 mJ/m2 in this work) for high-resolution examination of morphology changes in polymer films, or gradients with a larger surface energy range could be created for a broader survey, simply by changing the chlorosilane functionalities. ...

Julie N. L. Albert; Michael J. Baney; Christopher M. Stafford; Jennifer Y. Kelly; Thomas H. Epps; III

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Systematic Optimization of Long Gradient Chromatography Mass Spectrometry for Deep Analysis of Brain Proteome  

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The development of high-resolution liquid chromatography (LC) is essential for improving the sensitivity and throughput of mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics. Here we present systematic optimization of a long gradient LC–MS/MS platform to enhance ...

Hong Wang; Yanling Yang; Yuxin Li; Bing Bai; Xusheng Wang; Haiyan Tan; Tao Liu; Thomas G. Beach; Junmin Peng; Zhiping Wu

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Twenty-Nine Palms Area (Page, Et Al., 2010) |  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Twenty-Nine Palms Thermal Gradient Holes At Twenty-Nine Palms Geothermal Area (Page, Et Al., 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Twenty-Nine Palms Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes From November 2008 to March 2009, Seabees from the Naval Construction Division (NCD) successfully completed fivetemperature gradient holes for the GPO. Samples taken from each hole were similar in nature; mixtures of sand and conglomerates with the occasional granite sections were typically encountered. Each hole varied slightly in depth, ranging from 600ft to 1,000ft; however, each hole has been completed to acceptable standards of the GPO. Upon completion of drilling, 3" metal tubing was inserted to

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Twenty-Nine Palms Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2010) |  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Twenty-Nine Palms Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2010) Thermal Gradient Holes At Twenty-Nine Palms Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2010) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Twenty-Nine Palms Geothermal Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Twenty-Nine Palms Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes The first and only Seabee drilling project was the installation of five TGHs at the Camp Wilson region of the MCAGCC Marine base near Twenty-Nine Palms, CA. While the program was a success and GPO identified an anomaly where a deep, slim hole is to be drilled in June, 2010, the Seabee rig was sent oversees soon after drilling was completed. If/when another rig

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Fish Lake Valley Area (DOE GTP) | Open Energy  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Thermal Gradient Holes At Fish Lake Valley Area (DOE GTP) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Fish Lake Valley Area (DOE GTP) Exploration Activity Details Location Fish Lake Valley Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes 2 wells References (1 January 2011) GTP ARRA Spreadsheet Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Thermal_Gradient_Holes_At_Fish_Lake_Valley_Area_(DOE_GTP)&oldid=511222" Categories:

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2004) |  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Area Thermal Gradient Holes At Lightning Dock Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Lightning Dock Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The awardee conducted seismic, gravity, resistivity, and airborne magnetic surveys, drilled temperature-gradient wells, and selected a location for a test well (52-7). The test well was drilled to a total depth of 770 m during 2003. Maximum temperatures approached 140degrees C and a short flow test suggested that a production well could be drilled to 600 m and produce economic volumes of 130-140degrees C fluid. A final assessment of the resource is currently being performed. References N. R. Warpinski, A. R. Sattler, R. Fortuna, D. A. Sanchez, J.

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Nw Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) | Open  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Nw Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) Thermal Gradient Holes At Nw Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Nw Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes NOTE: These are theoretical/computer simulation tests of various methods on eight hypothetical 'model' basing-and-range geothermal systems. "The 300-meter heat flow holes are essentially useless for finding the "hidden" reservoirs. Clearly, the best results are obtained from the SP and MT surveys, with DC resistivity a close third. It is concluded that the best

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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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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)

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Faster Time Response by the Use of Wire Electrodes in Capacitive Salinity Gradient Energy Systems  

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Comparing salinity gradient power to other ocean power sources, such as wind, ocean currents, wave, tidal streams, and thermal gradients, it is supreme partly in that it has the second largest power potential, but foremost because it is focused at river deltas (rather than being distributed over the ocean areas across the world). ... We also studied the asymmetric behavior of response time in concentrated saline solution and dilute saline solution that is reported for our branch of technologies. ... solns. of different salinities. ...

Odne S. Burheim; Fei Liu; Bruno B. Sales; Olivier Schaetzle; Cees J. N. Buisman; Hubertus V. M. Hamelers

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The effects of an ambient salinity gradient on the dilution of dense brine jets  

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THE EFFECTS OF AN AMBIENT SALINITY GRADIENT ON THE DILUTION OF DENSE BRINE JETS A Thesis by GARY WAYNE MCCULLOUGH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1986 Major Subject: Ocean Engineering THE EFFECTS OF AN AMBIENT SALINITY GRADIENT ON THE DILUTION OF DENSE BRINE JETS A Thesis by GARY NAYNE MCCULLOUGH Approved as to style and content by: Robert E. Randall (Chair of Committee...

McCullough, Gary Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Applications of salinity gradient solar technologies in the Southwest -- An overview  

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This paper is an overview of recent applications of salinity gradient solar technologies (SGST) in the Southwest and especially in the State of Texas. SGST is a generic title for using a salinity gradient in a body of water to suppress convection and collect solar energy for a desired application, for example, salinity gradient solar ponds. Following initial work in the early 1980s at the El Paso Solar Pond project and funding of the Texas Solar Pond Consortium by the State of Texas and the Bureau of Reclamation, several applications involving the use of salinity gradient solar technologies have emerged. These applications include a biomass waste to energy project using heat from a solar pond at Bruce Foods Corporation; an industrial process heat application for sodium sulfate mining near Seagraves, Texas; overwintering thermal refuges for mariculture in Palacios, Texas; a potential salt management project on the Brazos River near Abilene, Texas; and use of solar ponds for brine disposal at a water desalting project in a small colonia east of El Paso. This paper discusses salinity gradient solar technology requirements and the abundance of resources available in Texas and the Southwest which makes this an attractive location for the commercial development of salinity gradient projects. Barriers to development as well as catalysts are discussed before a brief overview of the projects listed above is provided.

Swift, A.H.P.; Lu, H. [Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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)

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The long range migration of hydrogen through Zircaloy in response to tensile and compressive stress gradients  

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Zircaloy-4, which is used widely as a core structural material in pressurized water reactors (PWRs), picks up hydrogen during service. Hydrogen solubility in Zircaloy-4 is low and zirconium hydride phases precipitate after the Zircaloy-4 lattice becomes supersaturated with hydrogen. These hydrides embrittle the Zircaloy-4, degrading its mechanical performance as a structural material. Because hydrogen can move rapidly through the Zircaloy-4 lattice, the potential exists for large concentrations of hydride to accumulate in local regions of a Zircaloy component remote from its point of entry into the component. Much has been reported in the literature regarding the long range migration of hydrogen through Zircaloy under concentration gradients and temperature gradients. Relatively little has been reported, however, regarding the long range migration of hydrogen under stress gradients. This paper presents experimental results regarding the long range migration of hydrogen through Zircaloy in response to both tensile and compressive stress gradients. The importance of this driving force for hydrogen migration relative to concentration and thermal gradients is discussed.

Kammenzind, B.F.; Berquist, B.M.; Bajaj, R.; Kreyns, P.H.; Franklin, D.G.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moorland pools as refugia for endangered species characteristic of raised bog gradients  

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In intact raised bog landscapes transitions from ombrotrophic into minerotrophic conditions occur. These gradients are lost from many bogs due to peat harvesting and drainage, and are difficult to restore. To determine which endangered species are characteristic of pristine raised bog gradients and their current status in degraded bogs, plants and macroinvertebrates were surveyed in Estonian intact raised bogs and Dutch degraded bog remnants. Dutch national distribution data were used to determine whether communities with these species occurred outside bog habitats. Water chemistry data were used to describe associated environmental conditions. Intact bog gradients were the preferred habitat for six plant species and fifteen macroinvertebrate species, all of which are endangered. In degraded bogs these species were scarce or not recorded. In intact bogs these species lived at sites where runoff from the bog massif came into contact with regional ground water resulting in a gradient in pH, alkalinity, Ca, Fe and ionic ratio. Analysis of Dutch national distribution data revealed aggregations of these endangered species in moorland pools. These pools contained water chemistry gradients similar to those found in pristine bogs, which occurred at sites were groundwater seepage and stream water came in contact. In the past, stream water has been used to increase pH and trophic status of moorland pools facilitating fisheries. Today, this practice offers a conservation strategy for the protection of endangered species for which no short-term alternatives are available.

Hein H. van Kleef; Gert-Jan A. van Duinen; Wilco C.E.P. Verberk; Rob S.E.W. Leuven; Gerard van der Velde; Hans Esselink

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Scattering polarization in the CaII Infrared Triplet with Velocity Gradients  

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Magnetic field topology, thermal structure and plasma motions are the three main factors affecting the polarization signals used to understand our star. In this theoretical investigation, we focus on the effect that gradients in the macroscopic vertical velocity field have on the non-magnetic scattering polarization signals, establishing the basis for general cases. We demonstrate that the solar plasma velocity gradients have a significant effect on the linear polarization produced by scattering in chromospheric spectral lines. In particular, we show the impact of velocity gradients on the anisotropy of the radiation field and on the ensuing fractional alignment of the CaII levels, and how they can lead to an enhancement of the zero-field linear polarization signals. This investigation remarks the importance of knowing the dynamical state of the solar atmosphere in order to correctly interpret spectropolarimetric measurements, which is important, among other things, for establishing a suitable zero field refe...

Carlin, E S; Ramos, A Asensio; Bueno, J Trujillo

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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)

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Upper Hot Creek Ranch Area (Benoit & Blackwell,  

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Hot Creek Ranch Area (Benoit & Blackwell, Hot Creek Ranch Area (Benoit & Blackwell, 2006) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Upper Hot Creek Ranch Area (Benoit & Blackwell, 2006) Exploration Activity Details Location Upper Hot Creek Ranch Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Ten temperature gradient holes up to 500' deep were initially planned but higher than anticipated drilling and permitting costs within a fixed budget reduced the number of holes to five. Four of the five holes drilled to depths of 300 to 400' encountered temperatures close to the expected regional thermal background conditions. These four holes failed to find any evidence of a large thermal anomaly surrounding the UHCR hot springs. The

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Chocolate Mountains Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2010) |  

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Chocolate Mountains Area Thermal Gradient Holes At Chocolate Mountains Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Chocolate Mountains Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes In lieu of Seabee TGH drilling, GPO awarded a large IDIQ TGH drilling contract in December, 2009. Over the next two years, 90 500-ft TGHs will be installed at select sites in California and Nevada. Interim data from this campaign are already available for the Chocolate Mountains and Hawthorne. Results of these programs can be found in the Chocolate Mountains and Hawthorne papers also available in this volume. References Andrew Sabin, S. Bjornstad, M. Lazaro, D. Meade, C. Page, S. Alm, A. Tiedeman, W. C. Huang (2010) Navy's Geothermal Program Office: Overview

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

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2004) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Lake City Hot Springs Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Lake City Hot Springs Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The Lake City site, which is located in far northeastern California, consists of a previously identified geothermal site that has been explored with both geophysics and drilling (Hedel, 1981), but has not been characterized adequately to allow accurate siting or drilling of production wells. Some deep wells, several seismic lines, limited gravity surveys, and geochemical and geological studies have suggested that the geothermal

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FIRST MEASUREMENT OF PRESSURE GRADIENT-DRIVEN CURRENTS IN TOKAMAK EDGE PLASMAS  

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Localized currents driven by pressure gradients play a pivotal role in the magnetohydrodynamic stability of toroidal plasma confinement devices. We have measured the currents generated in the edge of L- (low) and H- (high confinement) mode discharges on the DIII-D tokamak, utilizing the Zeeman effect in an injected lithium beam to obtain high resolution profiles of the poloidal magnetic field. We find current densities in excess of 1 MA/m{sup 2} in a 1 to 2 cm region near the peak of the edge pressure gradient. These values are sufficient to challenge edge stability theories based on specific current formation models.

THOMAS DM; LEONARD AW; LAO LL; OSBORNE TH; MUELLER HW; FINKENTHAL DK

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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An improved parallel hybrid bi-conjugate gradient method suitable for distributed parallel computing  

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An improved parallel hybrid bi-conjugate gradient method (IBiCGSTAB(2) method, in brief) for solving large sparse linear systems with nonsymmetric coefficient matrices is proposed for distributed parallel environments. The method reduces five global ... Keywords: Distributed parallel environments, Global communication, IBiCGSTAB(2) method, Krylov subspace method, Sparse nonsymmetric linear system

Tong-Xiang Gu; Xian-Yu Zuo; Xing-Ping Liu; Pei-Lu Li

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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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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

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

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Fabrications.............................................................................. 71 1. Design of Microwave Strip-lines and Magnetic Field Gradient Coil 71 x CHAPTER... with microwave power of 7dBm at 2.87GHz was applied ................................................................................. 70 2.29 a, Top view of the simulation structure for the 50Ohm coplanar microwave striplines. b, Cross-section view...

Shin, Chang-Seok

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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

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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.

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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

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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)

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Nutrient Limitation across a salinity gradient of Martha's Vineyard Coastal Ponds Emily S Rogers  

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Nutrient Limitation across a salinity gradient of Martha's Vineyard Coastal Ponds Emily S Rogers and their respective salinities were Long Cove Pond, 1ppt, Little Jobs Pond, 4ppt, Jobs Neck Pond, 9ppt, Chilmark Pond. There was a strong correlation between ammonium limitation and salinity. There was very little response

Vallino, Joseph J.

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Transient hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer in a salinity gradient solar pond: A numerical study  

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Abstract The impoverishment of our planet in non-renewable energies has incited researchers to design salinity gradient solar ponds to collect and store solar energy at a lower cost. It is in this context that the present research work lies to focus on the numerical study of the transient hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer in a salinity gradient solar pond. The problem is tackled using the dimensionless governing equations of Navier–Stokes, thermal energy and mass transfer, which are solved numerically by finite-volume method to provide the temperature, concentration and velocity fields in transient regime. The pond is filled with salty water of various salinities to form three zones of salty water: Upper Convective Zone (UCZ), Non-Convective Zone (NCZ) and Lower Convective Zone (LCZ). To prevent convective movements induced by the internal heating of salty water due to solar radiation absorption, a salinity gradient is used in the solar pond. Representative results illustrating the influence of internal Rayleigh number on the thermal performance of the pond and the effect of the aspect ratio on the distribution of temperature and velocity fields in the salinity gradient solar pond (SGSP) are discussed. In addition, results for the transient average temperature of UCZ and LCZ are presented and discussed for various parametric conditions.

Ridha Boudhiaf; Mounir Baccar

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Life history variation of invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) along a salinity gradient  

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Life history variation of invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) along a salinity gradient on ecosystem functioning and several native taxa. Although it has been suggested that salinity limits the invasive success of mosquitofish, there are few studies on how salinity affects its ecology. We examined

García-Berthou, Emili

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Ab initio calculation of the temperature dependence of the electric field gradient in Be  

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Using the orthogonalized-plane-wave procedure, the band structure, Fermi surface, and conduction-electron wave functions of Be have been calculated as a function of temperature. The electric field gradients calculated from first principles obey the T32 behavior and are negative throughout the temperature range studied.

P. Jena and J. Rath

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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

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Modeling proton intensity gradients and radiation dose equivalents in the inner  

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Modeling proton intensity gradients and radiation dose equivalents in the inner heliosphere using a significant radiation hazard for manned and unmanned interplanetary (IP) space missions. In order to estimate intensities, event fluences, and radiation dose equivalents of 27­31 May 2003 SEP events at eight different

Pringle, James "Jamie"

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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)

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Contributed Article On the momentum term in gradient descent learning algorithms  

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is that the steepest descent is particularly slow when there is a long and narrow valley in the error function surface. In this situation, the direction of the gradient is almost perpendicular to the long axis of the valley. The system the long axis of the valley. The momentum term helps average out the oscillation along the short axis while

Qian, Ning

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To appear in Neural Networks On the Momentum Term in Gradient Descent Learning  

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is that the steepest descent is particularly slow when there is a long and narrow valley in the error function surface. In this situation, the direction of the gradient is almost perpendicular to the long axis of the valley. The system the long axis of the valley. The momentum term helps average out the oscillation along the short axis while

Qian, Ning

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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@ess.washington.edu 2 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), PO Box 5091, Majorstua, NO-0301 Oslo, Norway 3 Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Blindern, NO-0316 Oslo, Norway ABSTRACT

Rasmussen, L.A.

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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

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Improving DWF Simulations: the Force Gradient Integrator and the Möbius 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

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Direct evidence for local oscillatory current sources and intracortical phase gradients in turtle  

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Direct evidence for local oscillatory current sources and intracortical phase gradients in turtle of several species. In turtle, these oscillations take the form of linear and circular traveling waves the origin of wave propagation in turtle visual cortex, we performed simultaneous measurements of the local

Kleinfeld, David

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

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

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Full-potential calculations using the generalized gradient approximation: Structural properties of transition metals  

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The equilibrium volumes and bulk moduli of nonmagnetic 3d, 4d, and 5d transition metals have been calculated using a full-potential linear-muffin-tin-orbitals (FP-LMTO) method and the generalized gradient approximation (PW91) of Perdew and Wang [in Electronic Structure of Solids 1991, edited by P. Ziesche and H. Eschrig (Akademie Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Vol. 11]. The gradient-corrected FP-LMTO results are found to be superior to the corresponding local-density approximation (LDA) results in all transition-metal series. Furthermore, the atomic-spheres approximation (ASA) is found to yield larger equilibrium volumes and smaller bulk moduli than the FP method. The inaccuracies introduced by the ASA are of the same magnitude as the gradient corrections, suggesting that a FP treatment is important for gradient-corrected calculations. Excellent agreement with experiment is found for the c/a ratios of the hcp metals using both the LDA and the PW91, while for the fcc-bcc structural energy differences of 4d metals disagreement with semiempirical estimates remains.

V. Ozoli?š and M. Körling

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Metabolic Consequences of a Reversed pH Gradient in Rat Tumors  

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...gradients of the ions, and the energy of ATP hydrolysis interact...total P1 along with AlP give us information about the energy status of the tissue, and measurements...lactate and pyruvate allow us, through equilibrium considerations...

Marion Stubbs; Loreta Rodrigues; Franklyn A. Howe; Jian Wang; Kyu-Shik Jeong; Richard L. Veech; and John R. Griffiths

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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

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

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;#12;- 5 - 1. INTRODUCTION The storage of heat producing radioactive waste in rock salt, will produce of the brine migration under influence of the decreasing heat production in the waste. A general expressionRISÃ?-M-2260 HEAT GRADIENT INDUCED MIGRATION OF BRINE INCLUSIONS IN ROCK SALT Mathematical treatment

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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.

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THE USE OF LARGE APERTURE ACCELERATING TUBES AT HIGH POTENTIAL GRADIENTS  

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observed in a mass analysis of the residual vacuum. Before removal of the accelerating tubes the mercury1507 THE USE OF LARGE APERTURE ACCELERATING TUBES AT HIGH POTENTIAL GRADIENTS J. H. BROADHURST John H. Williams Laboratory of Nuclear Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, U

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Long wavelength gradient drift instability in Hall plasma devices. II. Applications  

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Hall plasma devices with electron E × B drift are subject to a class of long wavelength instabilities driven by the electron current, gradients of plasma density, temperature, and magnetic field. In the first companion paper [Frias et al., Phys. Plasmas 19, 072112 (2012)], the theory of these modes was revisited. In this paper, we apply analytical theory to show that modern Hall thrusters exhibit azimuthal and axial oscillations in the frequency spectrum from tens KHz to few MHz, often observed in experiments. The azimuthal phase velocity of these modes is typically one order of magnitude lower than the E × B drift velocity. The growth rate of these modes scales inversely with the square root of the ion mass, ?1/?(m){sub i}. It is shown that several different thruster configurations share the same common feature: the gradient drift instabilities are localized in two separate regions, near the anode and in the plume region, and absent in the acceleration region. Our analytical results show complex interaction of plasma and magnetic field gradients and the E × B drift flow as the sources of the instability. The special role of plasma density gradient is revealed and it is shown that the previous theory is not applicable in the region where the ion flux density is not uniform. This is particularly important for near anode region due to ionization and in the plume region due to diverging ion flux.

Frias, Winston; Smolyakov, Andrei I. [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science Place, Saskatoon SK S7N 5E2 (Canada)] [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science Place, Saskatoon SK S7N 5E2 (Canada); Kaganovich, Igor D.; Raitses, Yevgeny [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

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Beta-diversity on deep-sea wood falls reflects gradients in energy availability  

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...deep-sea wood falls reflects gradients in energy availability Craig McClain 1 James Barry...floor represent a significant source of energy into the food-limited deep sea. Unique...equated with considerable differences in energy usage and availability. Our findings...

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Temperature gradients, and search for non-Boussinesq effects, in the interior of turbulent Rayleigh-Bnard convection  

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Temperature gradients, and search for non-Boussinesq effects, in the interior of turbulent Rayleigh.1209/0295-5075/80/14001 Temperature gradients, and search for non-Boussinesq effects, in the interior of turbulent Rayleigh symmetry-breaking deviations from the Oberbeck-Boussinesq approximation even under conditions where

Haller, Gary L.

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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

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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

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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.

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Hawthorne Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2010) | Open  

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Sabin, Et Al., 2010) Sabin, Et Al., 2010) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Hawthorne Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Hawthorne Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes In lieu of Seabee TGH drilling, GPO awarded a large IDIQ TGH drilling contract in December, 2009. Over the next two years, 90 500-ft TGHs will be installed at select sites in California and Nevada. Interim data from this campaign are already available for the Chocolate Mountains and Hawthorne. Results of these programs can be found in the Chocolate Mountains and Hawthorne papers also available in this volume. References Andrew Sabin, S. Bjornstad, M. Lazaro, D. Meade, C. Page, S. Alm, A.

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Pritchett,  

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Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Pritchett, Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Pritchett, 2004) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Pritchett, 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes NOTE: These are theoretical/computer simulation tests of various methods on eight hypothetical 'model' basing-and-range geothermal systems. "The 300-meter heat flow holes are essentially useless for finding the "hidden" reservoirs. Clearly, the best results are obtained from the SP and MT surveys, with DC resistivity a close third. It is concluded that the best

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Cove Fort Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2002) | Open  

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Et Al., 2002) Et Al., 2002) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Cove Fort Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2002) Exploration Activity Details Location Cove Fort Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The project at Cove Fort/Sulphurdale in Utah, T26S R6/7W, is concerned with locating and drilling a 900-meter well to explore the western extension of the Cove Fort-Sulphurdale geothermal area. The geophysical exploration consisted of resistivity, ground magnetic, and microgravity surveys that were made to site the well in an optimum location. Drilling of the test well was completed in the fall of 2001 and results are currently being evaluated. The total depth of the well is 598 m with a

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Spencer Hot Springs Area (Shevenell, Et Al.,  

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Hot Springs Area (Shevenell, Et Al., Hot Springs Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Spencer Hot Springs Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008) Exploration Activity Details Location Spencer Hot Springs Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Collaboration with the gold mining industry has brought two new geothermal discoveries to the attention of the geothermal community. Exploration holes at Tungsten Mountain and McGuiness Hills (Spencer Hot Springs?) in 2004 and 2005 encountered hot water and steam at depths of meters with fluid geothermometry indicating reservoir temperatures of 170 to 200oC. More information can be obtained from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology web

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Fort Bidwell Area (Lafleur, Et Al., 2010) | Open  

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Bidwell Area (Lafleur, Et Al., 2010) Bidwell Area (Lafleur, Et Al., 2010) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Fort Bidwell Area (Lafleur, Et Al., 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Fort Bidwell Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes "Four wells have been successfully drilled into this resource since the early 1980s using a combination of funds provided by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the United State Department of Energy (USDOE). The first three wells, FB-1, -2 and -3 have been discussed in a previous paper (Barker et al., 2005). The current status of the FBIC project to evaluate the potential geothermal resource under the reservation is that a deep

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Particle Capture Efficiency in a Multi-Wire Model for High Gradient Magnetic Separation  

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High gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) is an efficient way to remove magnetic and paramagnetic particles, such as heavy metals, from waste water. As the suspension flows through a magnetized filter mesh, high magnetic gradients around the wires attract and capture the particles, removing them from the fluid. We model such a system by considering the motion of a paramagnetic tracer particle through a periodic array of magnetized cylinders. We show that there is a critical Mason number (ratio of viscous to magnetic forces) below which the particle is captured irrespective of its initial position in the array. Above this threshold, particle capture is only partially successful and depends on the particle's entry position. We determine the relationship between the critical Mason number and the system geometry using numerical and asymptotic calculations. If a capture efficiency below 100% is sufficient, our results demonstrate how operating the HGMS system above the critical Mason number but with multiple separa...

Eisenträger, Almut; Griffiths, Ian M

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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

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Precisely mapping the magnetic field gradient in vacuum with an atom interferometer  

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The magnetic field gradient has been measured with an atom interferometer using the magnetic sublevels of {sup 87}Rb atoms. The Doppler-insensitive measurement effectively eliminates the contribution from gravity and background vibration noise, and the differential measurement also can reject some systematic errors. A resolution of 300 pT/mm has been demonstrated with a 90-s integration time and a spatial resolution of 1.4 mm. The gradiometer was then used to measure the magnetic field gradient in an ultrahigh-vacuum environment. The technique will also be very useful to subtract the systematic error arising from the magnetic field inhomogeneity in precision atom-interferometry experiments, such as gravity measurement.

Zhou Minkang; Hu Zhongkun; Duan Xiaochun; Sun Buliang; Zhao Jinbo; Luo Jun [School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

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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

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

Shindler, A; Luu, T

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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)

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Diversity and abundance of “Pelagibacterales” (SAR11) in the Baltic Sea salinity gradient  

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Abstract The candidate order “Pelagibacterales” (SAR11) is one of the most abundant bacterial orders in ocean surface waters and, periodically, in freshwater lakes. The presence of several stable phylogenetic lineages comprising “Pelagibacterales” correlates with the physico-chemical parameters in aquatic environments. A previous amplicon sequencing study covering the bacterial community in the salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea suggested that pelagibacteral subclade SAR11-I was replaced by SAR11-IIIa in the mesohaline region of the Baltic Sea. In this current study, we investigated the cellular abundances of “Pelagibacterales” subclades along the Baltic Sea salinity gradient using catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization (CARD-FISH). The results obtained with a newly designed probe, which exclusively detected SAR11-IIIa, were compared to CARD-FISH abundances of the marine SAR11-I/II subclade and the freshwater lineage SAR11-IIIb (LD12). The results showed that SAR11-IIIa was abundant in oligohaline–mesohaline conditions (salinities 2.7–13.3), with maximal abundances at a salinity of 7 (up to 35% of total Bacteria, quantified with a universal bacterial probe EUB). As expected, SAR11-I/II was abundant (27% of EUB) in the marine parts of the Baltic Sea, whereas counts of the freshwater lineage SAR11-IIIb were below the detection limit at all stations. The shift from SAR11-IIIa to SAR11-I/II was confirmed in the vertical salinity gradient in the deeper basins of the Baltic Sea. These findings were consistent with an overlapping but defined distribution of SAR11-I/II and SAR11-IIIa in the salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea and suggested the adaptation of SAR11-IIIa for growth and survival in mesohaline conditions.

Daniel P.R. Herlemann; Jana Woelk; Matthias Labrenz; Klaus Jürgens

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of radioactivity in local soil at AGS (Alternating Gradient Synchrotron) fast neutrino beam  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has constructed a new neutrino production target station at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS). A study has been conducted in the vicinity of the old target area to determine the radiological consequences of operating this experimental facility. Results from all areas of the study are presented along with estimates of the potential environmental impact of the old and new facilities. 12 refs., 15 figs., 3 tabs.

Gollon, P.J.; Rohrig, N.; Hauptmann, M.G.; McIntyre, K.; Miltenberger, R.; Naidu, J.

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High gradient magnetic beneficiation of dry pulverized coal via upwardly directed recirculating fluidization  

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This invention relates to an improved device and method for the high gradient magnetic beneficiation of dry pulverized coal, for the purpose of removing sulfur and ash from the coal whereby the product is a dry environmentally acceptable, low-sulfur fuel. The process involves upwardly directed recirculating air fluidization of selectively sized powdered coal in a separator having sections of increasing diameters in the direction of air flow, with magnetic field and flow rates chosen for optimum separations depending upon particulate size.

Eissenberg, David M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Liu, Yin-An (Opelika, AL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of magnetic field gradients due to micro-magnets on a triple quantum dot circuit  

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To quantify the effects of local magnetic fields on triple quantum dots, the Heisenberg Hamiltonian has been diagonalized for three electrons coupled via the exchange interaction. In particular, we have investigated different geometries of micro-magnets located on top of the triple dot in order to optimize the field gradient characteristics. In this paper, we focus on two geometries which are candidates for an addressable EDSR triple quantum dot device.

Poulin-Lamarre, G. [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, On., Canada, K1A-0R6 and Département de physique, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Qc. J1K-2R1 (Canada); Bureau-Oxton, C. [Département de physique, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Qc. J1K-2R1 (Canada); Kam, A. [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, On. K1A-0R6 (Canada); Zawadzki, P.; Aers, G. [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, On. K1A-0R6 (Canada); Studenikin, S. [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, On.K1A-0R6 (Canada); Pioro-Ladrière, M. [Département de physique, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Qc. J1K-2R1 (Canada); Sachrajda, A. S. [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, On., Canada, K1A-0R6 and Département de physique, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Qc. J1K-2R1 (Canada)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonperturbative broadening of paramagnetic resonance lines by transverse magnetic field gradients  

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We experimentally and theoretically study the broadening of paramagnetic resonance lines by transverse magnetic field gradients when a perturbative description is inadequate. The experiments are performed with an evanescent wave magnetometer using an octadecyltrichlorosilane-coated glass cell containing R87b and N2 buffer gas. We find that the transverse broadening of the resonance line is inversely proportional to the square root of the holding field. We also provide a quantitative theoretical explanation of the experimental results.

K. F. Zhao; M. Schaden; Z. Wu

2008-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

315

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

316

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

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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

318

Coronal Heating Driven by Magnetic-gradient Pumping Mechanism in Solar Plasmas  

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The solar coronal heating is a longstanding mystery in astrophysics. Considering that the solar magnetic field is spatially inhomogeneous with considerable magnetic gradient from solar surface to the corona, this work proposes a magnetic gradient pumping (MGP) mechanism and try to explain the formation of hot plasma upflows, such as the hot type II spicules and hot plasma ejections, etc. In MGP mechanism, the magnetic gradients drive the energetic particles to move upwards from the underlying solar atmosphere and form hot upflows. These upflow energetic particles deposit in corona and make it becoming very hot. Roughly estimations indicate that the solar corona can be heated to above 1 million degrees, and the upflow velocity is about 40 km/s in chromosphere and about 130 km/s in the corona. The solar magnetic flux tubes act as pumpers to extract energetic particles from the underlying thermal photosphere, convey them and deposit in the corona. The deposition of energetic particles will make the corona become...

Tan, Baolin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

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

320

GLASS: gas-phase metallicity and radial gradients in an interacting system at z~2  

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We present spatially resolved gas-phase metallicity for a system of three galaxies at z=1.85 detected in the Grism Lensed-Amplified Survey from Space (GLASS). The combination of HST's diffraction limit and strong gravitational lensing by the cluster MACS J0717+3745 results in a spatial resolution of ~200-300 pc, enabling good spatial sampling despite the intrinsically small galaxy sizes. The galaxies in this system are separated by 50-200 kpc in projection and are likely in an early stage of interaction, evidenced by relatively high specific star formation rates. Their gas-phase metallicities are consistent with larger samples at similar redshift, star formation rate, and stellar mass. We obtain a precise measurement of the metallicity gradient for one galaxy and find a shallow slope compared to isolated galaxies at high redshift, consistent with a flattening of the gradient due to gravitational interaction. An alternative explanation for the shallow metallicity gradient and elevated star formation rate is ra...

Jones, Tucker; Schmidt, Kasper; Treu, Tommaso; Brammer, Gabriel; Bradac, Marusa; Dressler, Alan; Henry, Alaina; Malkan, Matthew; Pentericci, Laura; Trenti, Michele

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffraction Profiles of Elasticity Bent Single Crystals with Constant Strain Gradients  

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This work presents a set of equations that can be used to predict the dynamical diffraction profile from a non-transparent single crystal with a constant strain gradient examined in Bragg reflection geometry with a spherical incident X-ray beam. In agreement with previous work, the present analysis predicts two peaks: a primary diffraction peak, which would have still been observed in the absence of the strain gradient and which exits the specimen surface at the intersection point of the incident beam with the sample surface, and a secondary (mirage) peak, caused by the deflection of the wavefield within the material, which exits the specimen surface further from this intersection point. The integrated intensity of the mirage peak increases with increasing strain gradient, while its separation from the primary reflection peak decreases. The directions of the rays forming the mirage peak are parallel to those forming the primary diffraction peak. However, their spatial displacement might cause (fictitious) angular shifts in diffractometers equipped with area detectors or slit optics. The analysis results are compared with experimental data from an Si single-crystal strip bent in cantilever configuration, and the implications of the mirage peak for Laue analysis and high-precision diffraction measurements are discussed.

Yan,H.; Kalenci, O.; Noyan, I.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Curl-Free Pressure Gradients over Orography in a Solution of the Fully Compressible Euler Equations with Implicit Treatment of Acoustic and Gravity Waves  

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Steep orography can cause noisy solutions and instability in models of the atmosphere. A new technique for modeling flow over orography is introduced that guarantees curl-free gradients on arbitrary grids, implying that the pressure gradient term ...

Hilary Weller; Ava Shahrokhi

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for fabrication of high gradient insulators with parallel surface conductors spaced less than one millimeter apart  

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Optical patterns and lithographic techniques are used as part of a process to embed parallel and evenly spaced conductors in the non-planar surfaces of an insulator to produce high gradient insulators. The approach extends the size that high gradient insulating structures can be fabricated as well as improves the performance of those insulators by reducing the scale of the alternating parallel lines of insulator and conductor along the surface. This fabrication approach also substantially decreases the cost required to produce high gradient insulators.

Sanders, David M. (Livermore, CA); Decker, Derek E. (Livermore, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

The Galaxy and beyond with the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager  

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square wave injected by a noise diode in each receiver horn; this ‘rain gauge’ signal provides a good measure for each telescope of the time-varying contributions to system temperature of atmospheric emission and rain. The AMI correlators are ‘add... in the CMB spectrum, made up of three main components: the thermal SZ effect, caused by ther- mal motion of the electrons in the plasma in the huge gravitational potential wells of galaxy clusters; relativistic effects introduced by energetic non...

Perrott, Yvette Chanel

2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

325

In situ experimental study of reed leaf decomposition along a full salinity gradient  

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An experimental study on Phragmites australis leaf litter decomposition was conducted in the estuarine environment, Ria de Aveiro, Western Portugal, using the leaf-bag technique, with fine- (1 mm) and coarse-mesh (5 mm) bags. The leaf bags were placed in the field sites at day 0, covering a complete salinity gradient, and replicates were collected over time, at days 3 (leaching), 7, 15, 30 and 60. The biomass loss through the leaching phase, about 20% of the initial leaf mass, was independent of both the salinity and the bag mesh size. The biomass decay pattern along the salinity gradient varied through time and presented strong similarities between the two mesh sizes, with the remaining biomass always lower in the 5 mm mesh-size bags. At days 7 and 15, the lowest remaining biomass was observed at the head of the estuary, the preferential distribution area of P. australis. At day 30, the remaining biomass was higher in the marine area and diminished under a direct relationship with salinity, reaching the lowest value in the freshwater environment, with values ranging from 66% to 44% of the initial weight in 5 mm bags, and from 79% to 51% in 1 mm bags. The largest heterogeneity in the remaining biomass among the study areas positioned along the salinity gradient was found close to days 30 (5 mm) and 40 (1 mm). The overall results indicate that the relationship between leaf decay rate and salinity depends on the decay time considered (k15, k30 or k60) and, for the later stages (k60), also on the leaf-bag mesh size. This implies that the use of leaf litter decay rates as a functional indicator in transitional waters will need to take into consideration the factor location in the salinity gradient and leaf litter stage at which the decay rate is determined. The differences between the decay rates with the mesh size acted mainly at the level of the absolute k value and not at the level of the pattern along the salinity gradient. Even so, the data obtained at the mouth of the estuary, in the area closest to a fully marine environment, indicated that after the initial biomass loss through leaching, P. australis decayed either very slowly, in the 5 mm, or not at all, in the 1 mm mesh bags.

Victor Quintino; Franca Sangiorgio; Fernando Ricardo; Renato Mamede; Adília Pires; Rosa Freitas; Ana Maria Rodrigues; Alberto Basset

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Competition and the response of three plant species to a salinity gradient' N. C. KENKEL,A. L. MCILRAITH,C. A. BURCHILL,AND G. JONES  

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Competition and the response of three plant species to a salinity gradient' N. C. KENKEL,A. L. Competition and the response of three plant species to a salinity gradient. Can. J. Bot. 69: 2497-2502. Three-tolerant species toward the high end of the salinity gradient. The species distributions in our experimental

Kenkel, Norm

327

Secondary Succession Dynamics in Estuarine Marshes across Landscape-Scale Salinity Gradients Author(s): Caitlin Mullan Crain, Lindsey K. Albertson, Mark D. Bertness  

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Secondary Succession Dynamics in Estuarine Marshes across Landscape-Scale Salinity Gradients AuthorAmerica SECONDARY SUCCESSION DYNAMICS IN ESTUARINE MARSHES ACROSS LANDSCAPE-SCALE SALINITY GRADIENTS Caitlin Mullan differences in the dynamics and assembly of marsh plant communities along estuarine salinity gradients

Bertness, Mark D.

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CASTAt'ffiA 62(2): 112-118. J1JNE 1997 Plant Diversity Along a Salinity Gradient of Four  

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CASTAt'ffiA 62(2): 112-118. J1JNE 1997 Plant Diversity Along a Salinity Gradient of Four Marshes east coast along salinity gradients. They noted a large increase in species diversity of tidal and freshwater salinity gradient on the Mattaponi River, Virginia. However, these studies did not measure

Newman, Michael C.

329

The Oberbeck-Boussinesq Equations. The Stability of Constant Gradient Solutions of the Oberbeck-Boussinesq Equations  

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The presence of density gradients in a fluid means that gravitational potential energy can be converted into motion through the action of buoyant forces. Density differences can be induced by heating the fluid an...

Daniel D. Joseph

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vegetation along hydrologic, edaphic, and geochemical gradients in a high-elevation poor fen in Canaan Valley, West Virginia  

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Wetland plant community composition and pattern are regulated by a host of abiotic/environmental gradients and biotic factors. We used multivariate analyses to classify wetland plant communities and determine ...

James S. Rentch; James T. Anderson; Sam Lamont…

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

332

Influences of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients and Surface Roughness Changes on the Motion of Surface Oil: A Simple Idealized Study  

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The authors' modeling shows that changes in sea surface temperature (SST) gradients and surface roughness between oil-free water and oil slicks influence the motion of the slick. Physically significant changes occur in surface wind speed, surface ...

Yangxing Zheng; Mark A. Bourassa; Paul Hughes

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Calculation of the Electron Velocity Distribution Function in a Plasma Slab with Large Temperature and Density Gradients  

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...velocity. The distribution function for the...calculate the distribution function as a...region of the quiet Sun using several data-sets for temperature and density gradients...high-velocity tail of the distribution function. The...

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Large Scale Marine Protected Areas for Biodiversity Conservation Along a Linear Gradient: Cooperation, Strategic Behavior or Conservation Autarky?  

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In this paper we investigate effects of overlap in species between ecosystems along a linear gradient on the location of marine protected areas (MPAs) under full cooperation, ... and conservation autarky lead to ...

Maarten J. Punt; Hans-Peter Weikard…

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathodic reduction of hexavalent chromium coupled with electricity generation achieved by reverse-electrodialysis processes using salinity gradients  

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Abstract A new approach for the simultaneous generation of electric energy and the treatment of waters contaminated by recalcitrant pollutants using salinity gradients was proposed. Reverse electrodialysis allows for the generation of electric energy from salinity gradients. Indeed, the utilization of different salt concentrations gives a potential difference between the electrodes which allows the generation of electric energy by using suitable electrolytes and an external circuit. The simultaneous generation of electric energy and the treatment of waters contaminated by Cr(VI) was successfully achieved for the first time by reverse electrodialysis processes using salinity gradients and proper redox processes. The effect on the process of many operative parameters, such as the extent of the salinity gradient, the number of membrane pairs in the stack, the initial concentration of Cr(VI), the concentration of the supporting electrolyte and the flow rates of the solutions fed in the stack, was also investigated.

O. Scialdone; A. D’Angelo; E. De Lumè; A. Galia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Changes in Community Structure of Sediment Bacteria Along the Florida Coastal Everglades Marsh–Mangrove–Seagrass Salinity Gradient  

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Community structure of sediment bacteria in the Everglades freshwater marsh, fringing mangrove forest, and Florida Bay seagrass meadows were described based on polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel el...

Makoto Ikenaga; Rafael Guevara; Amanda L. Dean; Cristina Pisani…

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prokaryotic aminopeptidase activity along a continuous salinity gradient in a hypersaline coastal lagoon (the Coorong, South Australia)  

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The distribution and aminopeptidase activity of prokaryotes were investigated along a natural continuous salinity gradient in a hypersaline coastal lagoon, the Coorong ... by flow cytometry, were observed along t...

Thomas Pollet; Mathilde Schapira; Marie-Jeanne Buscot; Sophie C Leterme…

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Chlorophyll a biomass and growth of sea-ice microalgae along a salinity gradient (southeastern Hudson Bay, Canadian Arctic)  

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The biomass of microalgae at the bottom of first-year sea ice, in southeastern Hudson Bay (Canadian Arctic), parallels an inshore-offshore salinity gradient caused by the under-ice plume of ... ice-algal biomass ...

Louis Legendre; Marie-Josée Martineau; Jean-Claude Therriault…

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

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

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

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

2011-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Latitudinal gradients of coniferous tree species, vegetation, and climate in the Sierran-Cascade axis of Northern California  

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Latitudinal gradients of tree species composition along the Sierran/Cascade axis in northern California were explored by comparing forests of Lassen Volcanic and Yosemite National Parks, USA. A calibration pro...

Albert J. Parker

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

342

Influence of Natural Organic Matter Fouling and Osmotic Backwash on Pressure Retarded Osmosis Energy Production from Natural Salinity Gradients  

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Influence of Natural Organic Matter Fouling and Osmotic Backwash on Pressure Retarded Osmosis Energy Production from Natural Salinity Gradients ... Therefore, SRNOM fouling of porous support in PRO detrimentally constrains the ability of the membrane to convert salinity gradient energy into useful work. ... Other unique areas of forward osmosis research include pressure-retarded osmosis for generation of electricity from saline and fresh water and implantable osmotic pumps for controlled drug release. ...

Ngai Yin Yip; Menachem Elimelech

2013-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Low-Salinity Enhanced Oil Recovery Effects in Sandstone: Effects of the Temperature and pH Gradient  

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Evaluation of Low-Salinity Enhanced Oil Recovery Effects in Sandstone: Effects of the Temperature and pH Gradient ... (1-4) It was very interesting to see that the model compound, quinoline, and an asphaltenic crude oil responded similarly regarding adsorption/desorption from clays at different salinities and pH values. ... (3) Can the slopes of the pH gradients give information about the rate of desorption and adsorption of cations? ...

Hakan Aksulu; Dagny Håmsø; Skule Strand; Tina Puntervold; Tor Austad

2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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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

346

Large-scale altitudinal gradient of natural rubber production in Vietnam  

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Investigation of elevation dependence of latex productivity of natural rubber (NR, Hevea brasiliensis Mull. Arg.) plantations and determination of elevation thresholds for landuse management are an urgent need of study. The current study was, therefore, conducted, aiming to investigate attitudinal gradient of NR production in Vietnam. The study was based on 146,000 ha of harvested NR plantations located from the southeast region to highland. There were 45 NR clones planted in the areas studied and GT1, the clone planted with a largest portion, was examined separately from the other 44 clones, combined in processing (the Rest). Three main variables, latex productivity, individual yield and tapping density were calculated for two tapping periods, from year 1 to 10 (1–10) and from year 11 to 20 (11–20). Over the investigated elevation range, 15–738 m, the latex productivity declined at different rates, 109 for GT1 (1–10), 127 for GT1 (11–20), 110 for the Rest (1–10) and 117 kg ha?1 year?1 for the Rest (11–20) for every 100-m increase in elevation. An S-like curve, obtained by fitting latex productivity along the altitudinal gradient using 3-order polynomial could be separated into three stages, of which the first and the last stages were characterized with a rapid drop of, and the middle was with a stability of, latex productivity. With a rise in elevation, tapping density (tapped tree ha?1) and individual yield (kg tree?1 year?1) significantly declined. As tapping density increased, individual yield declined whereas latex productivity rose. The results indicated that not all lands are suitable for a good NR production and that only areas with elevation under a certain magnitude depending on individual NR clones should be considered for NR cultivation. The altitudinal gradient of NR production could involve a number of soil and climatic variables, which need to be further investigated.

Binh Thanh Nguyen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of two-equation turbulence models for boundary layers with pressure gradient  

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This paper compares the performance of eight low Reynolds number k-epsilon and k-omega models for high Reynolds number, incompressible turbulent boundary layers with favorable, zero, and adverse pressure gradients. Results obtained underscore the k-epsilon model's unsuitability for such flows. Even more seriously, the k-epsilon model is demonstrated to be inconsistent with the well-established physical structure of the turbulent boundary layer, and low Reynolds number corrections cannot remove the inconsistency. By contrast, the k-omega model, with and without low Reynolds number modifications, proves to be very accurate for all of the tests conducted. 16 refs.

Wilcox, D.C. (DCW Industries, Inc., La Canada, CA (United States))

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

349

The analytic gradient of the perturbative triplet excitations correction to the Brueckner doubles method  

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To determine correlated properties accurately, it is necessary to go beyond the level of single and double excitations from a single determinant and include the effects of the connected triple excitations. A formula for the analytic gradient of the closed-shell perturbative triple excitations correction is presented for the Brueckner doubles varinat of coupled cluster theory. Optimised geometries and harmonic frequencies are presented for H2O and the multiple bonded systems HCN, NNO and O3. For these molecules, the use of Brueckner orbitals and the triples contribution show significant effects.

Rika Kobayashi; Roger D. Amos; Nicholas C. Handy

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

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

351

Density-functional theory of macroscopic stress: Gradient-corrected calculations for crystalline Se  

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We generalize the Nielsen-Martin stress theorem beyond the local-density approximation (LDA) and present an alternative derivation of the whole theorem. We show that the exchange-correlation stress becomes anisotropic in the most general case: its explicit form is given within a gradient-corrected (GC) scheme. As a test implementation, we use the generalized theorem to achieve fast structural optimization in crystalline Se. In this material LDA predicts a rather poor structure period. Our GC calculation is in much better agreement with the experiment.

Andrea Dal Corso and Raffaele Resta

1994-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

352

Self-organized profile relaxation by ion temperature gradient instability in toroidal plasmas  

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Toroidal effects on the ion-temperature gradient mode are found to dictate the temperature evolution and the subsequent relaxed profile realization according to our toroidal particle simulation. Both in the strongly unstable fluid regime as well as in the near-marginal kinetic regime we observe that the plasma maintains an exponential temperature profile and forces the heat flux to be radially independent. The self-organized critical relaxed state is sustained slightly above the marginal stability, where the weak wave growth balances the wave decorrelation.

Kishimoto, Y.; Tajima, T.; LeBrun, M.J.; Gray, M.G.; Kim, J.Y.; Horton, W.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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

354

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

355

Thermal gradient crystals as tuneable monochromator for high energy X-rays  

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At the high energy synchrotron radiation beamline BW5 at DORIS III at DESY a new monochromator providing broad energy bandwidth and high reflectivity is in use. On a small 10x10x5 mm{sup 3} silicon crystal scattering at the (311) reflection a thermal gradient is applied, which tunes the scattered energy bandwidth. The (311) reflection strongly suppresses the higher harmonics allowing the use of an image plate detector for crystallography. The monochromator can be used at photon energies above 60 keV.

Ruett, U.; Schulte-Schrepping, H.; Heuer, J.; Zimmermann, M. von [Hamburger Synchrotron Strahlungslabor (HASYLAB), at Deutsches Elektronensychrotron (DESY), Notkestr. 85, 22603 Hamburg (Germany)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

356

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

357

Control of seeding phase for a cascaded laser wakefield accelerator with gradient injection  

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We demonstrated experimentally the seeding-phase control for a two-stage laser wakefield accelerator with gradient injection. By optimizing the seeding phase of electrons into the second stage, electron beams beyond 0.5 GeV with a 3% rms energy spread were produced over a short acceleration distance of ?2 mm. Peak energy of the electron beam was further extended beyond 1 GeV by lengthening the second acceleration stage to 5 mm. Time-resolved magnetic field measurements via magneto-optical Faraday polarimetry allowed us to monitor the processes of electron seeding and acceleration in the second stage.

Wang, Wentao; Li, Wentao; Liu, Jiansheng; Wang, Cheng; Chen, Qiang; Zhang, Zhijun; Qi, Rong; Leng, Yuxin; Liang, Xiaoyan; Liu, Yanqi; Lu, Xiaoming; Wang, Cheng; Li, Ruxin; Xu, Zhizhan [State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai 201800 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai 201800 (China)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

358

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

359

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

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Acceleration in the linear non-scaling fixed-field alternating-gradient accelerator EMMA  

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In a fixed-field alternating-gradient (FFAG) accelerator, eliminating pulsed magnet operation permits rapid acceleration to synchrotron energies, but with a much higher beam-pulse repetition rate. Conceived in the 1950s, FFAGs are enjoying renewed interest, fuelled by the need to rapidly accelerate unstable muons for future high-energy physics colliders. Until now a 'scaling' principle has been applied to avoid beam blow-up and loss. Removing this restriction produces a new breed of FFAG, a non-scaling variant, allowing powerful advances in machine characteristics. We report on the first non-scaling FFAG, in which orbits are compacted to within 10?mm in radius over an electron momentum range of 12-18 MeV/c. In this strictly linear-gradient FFAG, unstable beam regions are crossed, but acceleration via a novel serpentine channel is so rapid that no significant beam disruption is observed. This result has significant implications for future particle accelerators, particularly muon and high-intensity proton accelerators.

Machida, S.; Barlow, R.; Berg, J.S.; Bliss, N.; Buckley, R.K.; Clarke, J.A.; Craddock, M.K.; D'Arcy, R.; Edgecock, R.; Garland, J.M.; Giboudot, Y.; /Rutherford /Huddersfield U. /Brookhaven /Daresbury /Cockcroft Inst. Accel. Sci. Tech. /TRIUMF /British Columbia U., Vancouver, Dept. Phys. Astron. /University Coll. London /Manchester U. /Brunel U. /ASP, Melbourne

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

362

Numerical simulation of supercritical heat transfer under severe axial density gradient in a narrow vertical tube  

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A number of computational works have been performed so far for the simulation of heat transfer in a supercritical fluid. The simulations, however, faced a lot of difficulties when heat transfer deteriorates due either to buoyancy or by acceleration. When the bulk temperature approaches the pseudo-critical temperature the fluid experiences a severe axial density gradient on top of a severe radial one. Earlier numerical calculations showed, without exception, unrealistic over-predictions, as soon as the bulk temperature exceeded the pseudo-critical temperature. The over-predictions might have been resulted from an inapplicability of widely-used turbulence models. One of the major causes for the difficulties may probably be an assumption of a constant turbulent Prandtl number. Recent research, both numerical and experimental, indicates that the turbulent Prandtl number is never a constant when the gradient of physical properties is significant. This paper describes the applicability of a variable turbulent Prandtl number to the numerical simulation of heat transfer in supercritical fluids flowing in narrow vertical tubes. (authors)

Bae, Y. Y.; Hong, S. D.; Kim, Y. W. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst., 1045 Daedeokdaero, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Life in the salinity gradient: Discovering mechanisms behind a new biodiversity pattern  

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Abstract A recently discovered paradoxical maximum of planktonic protistan species in the salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea revealed an inverse trend of species number/salinity relation in comparison to the previously accepted species-minimum model for macrozoobenthos. Here, we review long-term data on organisms of different size classes and ecological groups to show that eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes in plankton demonstrate a maximum species richness in the challenging zone of the critical salinity 5–8, where the large-bodied bottom dwellers (macrozoobenthos, macroalgae and aquatic higher plants) experience large-scale salinity stress which leads to an impoverished diversity. We propose a new conceptual model to explain why the diversity of small, fast-developing, rapidly evolving unicellular plankton organisms benefits from relative vacancy of brackish-water ecological niches and impaired competitiveness therein. The ecotone theory, Hutchinson's Ecological Niche Concept, species–area relationships and the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis are considered as a theoretical framework for understanding extinctions, speciation and variations in the evolution rates of different aquatic species in ecosystems with the pronounced salinity gradient.

Irena Telesh; Hendrik Schubert; Sergei Skarlato

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Nanocomposite reverse electrodialysis (RED) ion-exchange membranes for salinity gradient power generation  

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Abstract Despite the important role of ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) in reverse electrodialysis (RED) systems, the current absence of proper ion-exchange membranes delays the sustainable development of the RED process for salinity gradient power generation. This research presents the preparation of a new type of organic–inorganic nanocomposite cation exchange membrane and its performance characteristics. The combination of functionalized iron (III) oxide ( Fe 2 O 3 - SO 4 2 ? ) as an inorganic filler with the sulfonated poly (2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) (sPPO) polymer matrix proved to have great potential for power generation by RED. The results showed that an optimal amount of Fe 2 O 3 - SO 4 2 ? (0.5–0.7 wt%) enhanced the key electrochemical properties of the ion-exchange membranes including a permselectivity up to 87.65% and an area resistance of 0.87 ? cm2. The nanocomposite membrane containing 0.7 wt% ( Fe 2 O 3 - SO 4 2 ? ) achieved a maximum power density (amount of power per unit membrane area) of 1.3 W m?2, which is relatively higher than that of the commercially available CSO (SelemionTM, Japan) membranes. The goal of the present work is to maximize the salinity gradient power generation by developing RED-specific nanocomposite IEMs. The results show the potential of the new design of the nanocomposite \\{IEMs\\} for viable energy generation by RED.

Jin Gi Hong; Yongsheng Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

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

366

COLLECTION OF AIRBORNE PARTICLES BY A HIGH-GRADIENT PERMANENT MAGNETIC METHOD  

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We report on the use of magnetic force in collection of airborne particles by a high- gradient permanent magnetic separation (HGPMS) device. Three aerosol particles of different magnetic susceptibility (NaCl, CuO, and Fe2O3) were generated in the electrical mobility size range of 10 to 200 nm and were used to study HGPMS collection. One HGPMS matrix element, made of stainless steel wool, was used in the device configuration. Three flow rates were selected to simulate the environmental wind speeds of interest to the study. Magnetic force was found to exhibit an insignificant effect on the separation of NaCl particles, even in the HGPMS configuration. Diffusion was a major mechanism in the removal of the diamagnetic particles; however, diffusion is insignificant under the influence of a high-gradient magnetic field for paramagnetic or ferromagnetic particles. The HGPMS showed high-performance collection (> 99%) of paramagnetic CuO and ferromagnetic Fe2O3 particles for particle sizes greater than or equal to 60 nm. As the wind speed increases, the influence of the magnetic force weakens, and the capability to remove particles from the gas stream diminishes. The results suggest that the HGPMS principle could be explored for development of an advanced miniaturized passive aerosol collector.

Cheng, Mengdawn [ORNL; Allman, Steve L [ORNL; Ludtka, Gerard Michael [ORNL; Avens, Larry R [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

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

368

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

369

Analytical energy gradient based on spin-free infinite-order Douglas-Kroll-Hess method with local unitary transformation  

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In this study, the analytical energy gradient for the spin-free infinite-order Douglas-Kroll-Hess (IODKH) method at the levels of the Hartree-Fock (HF), density functional theory (DFT), and second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) is developed. Furthermore, adopting the local unitary transformation (LUT) scheme for the IODKH method improves the efficiency in computation of the analytical energy gradient. Numerical assessments of the present gradient method are performed at the HF, DFT, and MP2 levels for the IODKH with and without the LUT scheme. The accuracies are examined for diatomic molecules such as hydrogen halides, halogen dimers, coinage metal (Cu, Ag, and Au) halides, and coinage metal dimers, and 20 metal complexes, including the fourth–sixth row transition metals. In addition, the efficiencies are investigated for one-, two-, and three-dimensional silver clusters. The numerical results confirm the accuracy and efficiency of the present method.

Nakajima, Yuya; Seino, Junji [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan)] [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Nakai, Hiromi, E-mail: nakai@waseda.jp [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan) [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Elements Strategy Initiative for Catalysts and Batteries (ESICB), Kyoto University, Katsura, Kyoto 615-8520 (Japan)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

370

Thermal Gradient Holes At Cove Fort Area - Vapor (Warpinski, Et Al., 2002)  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

2) 2) Exploration Activity Details Location Cove Fort Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The project at Cove Fort/Sulphurdale in Utah, T26S R6/7W, is concerned with locating and drilling a 900-meter well to explore the western extension of the Cove Fort-Sulphurdale geothermal area. The geophysical exploration consisted of resistivity, ground magnetic, and microgravity surveys that were made to site the well in an optimum location. Drilling of the test well was completed in the fall of 2001 and results are currently being evaluated. The total depth of the well is 598 m with a non-equilibrated maximum temperature probably in the range of 157degrees C and a very complicated geologic structure.

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Tungsten Mountain Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2008) |  

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Kratt, Et Al., 2008) Kratt, Et Al., 2008) Exploration Activity Details Location Tungsten Mountain Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes twenty-three gold exploration holes were drilled by Newcrest Resources, Inc. during 2005 and 2006 along the range front. These holes approached or exceeded 300 m in depth and all holes encountered hot water and/or steam. Despite the high temperatures encountered at relatively shallow depths, there are no active geothermal features such as hot springs or steam vents at the surface. The presence of small outcrops of argillic alteration containing anomalous gold attracted the interest of exploration geologists. References Christopher Kratt, Mark Coolbaugh, Chris Sladek, Rick Zehner, Robin

372

The stellar accretion origin of stellar population gradients in massive galaxies at large radii  

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We investigate the evolution of stellar population gradients from $z=2$ to $z=0$ in massive galaxies at large radii ($r > 2R_{\\mathrm{eff}}$) using ten cosmological zoom simulations of halos with $6 \\times 10^{12} M_{\\odot} simulations follow metal cooling and enrichment from SNII, SNIa and AGB winds. We explore the differential impact of an empirical model for galactic winds that reproduces the mass-metallicity relation and its evolution with redshift. At larger radii the galaxies, for both models, become more dominated by stars accreted from satellite galaxies in major and minor mergers. In the wind model, fewer stars are accreted, but they are significantly more metal poor resulting in steep global metallicity ($\\langle \

Hirschmann, Michaela; Ostriker, Jeremiah P; Forbes, Duncan A; Duc, Pierre-Alain; Davé, Romeel; Oser, Ludwig; Karabal, Emin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

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 Møller-Plesset calculations.

Souvi, Sidi M. O., E-mail: sidi.souvi@irsn.fr; Sharkas, Kamal; Toulouse, Julien, E-mail: julien.toulouse@upmc.fr [Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, F-75005 Paris (France) [Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, F-75005 Paris (France); CNRS, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, F-75005 Paris (France)

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

374

Storage and Manipulation of Light Using a Raman Gradient Echo Process  

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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

375

Macroalgal diversity along the Baltic Sea salinity gradient challenges Remane’s species-minimum concept  

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Remane’s species-minimum concept, which states that the lowest number of taxa occurs at the horohalinicum (5–8 psu), was tested by investigating macroalgal diversity on hard substrates along the natural salinity gradient in the Baltic Sea. Field data on species occurrence and abundance were collected by SCUBA diving along 10 transects of the Finnish, Swedish and German coasts, covering a salinity range from 3.9 to 27 psu. Macroalgal species numbers declined steadily with salinity, decreasing until 7.2 psu was reached, but in the horohalinicum, a marked reduction of species number and a change in diversity were indicated by the Shannon index and evenness values. The non-linear decrease in macroalgal diversity at 5–8 psu and the lack of increase in species numbers at salinities below 5 psu imply a restricted applicability of Remane’s species-minimum concept to macroalgae.

Hendrik Schubert; Peter Feuerpfeil; Ronny Marquardt; Irena Telesh; Sergei Skarlato

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miamisburg salt-gradient solar pond: mid-1980 status report. [For swimming pool heating  

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The largest salt-gradient solar pond in the US was constructed by the City of Miamisburg, Ohio to provide heat for an outdoor swimming pool in the summer and an adjacent recreational building from October to December. The pond which occupies an area of 2020 m/sup 2/ was installed for $35/m/sup 2/ and is conservatively estimated to provide 1012 GJ/year (960 million Btu) at a cost of $6.80/GJ ($7.20/MBtu). During July to September 1979, 143.5 GJ (136 million Btu) of heat was utilized. Several unpredicted operational concerns have been noted related to corrosion of the metallic heat exchanger and the failure of selected seams in the plastic liner. Based upon two years of experience, suggestions are made to prevent or minimize these difficulties.

Wittenberg, L.J.; Harris, M.J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Mach-number turbulence in interstellar gas revealed by radio polarization gradients  

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The interstellar medium of the Milky Way is multi-phase, magnetized and turbulent. Turbulence in the interstellar medium produces a global cascade of random gas motions, spanning scales ranging from 100 parsecs to 1000 kilometres. Fundamental parameters of interstellar turbulence such as the sonic Mach number (the speed of sound) have been difficult to determine because observations have lacked the sensitivity and resolution to directly image the small-scale structure associated with turbulent motion. Observations of linear polarization and Faraday rotation in radio emission from the Milky Way have identified unusual polarized structures that often have no counterparts in the total radiation intensity or at other wavelengths, and whose physical significance has been unclear. Here we report that the gradient of the Stokes vector (Q,U), where Q and U are parameters describing the polarization state of radiation, provides an image of magnetized turbulence in diffuse ionized gas, manifested as a complex filamenta...

Gaensler, Bryan M; Burkhart, Blakesley; Newton-McGee, Katherine J; Ekers, Ronald D; Lazarian, Alex; McClure-Griffiths, Naomi M; Robishaw, Timothy; Dickey, John M; Green, Anne J; 10.1038/nature10446

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grain-scale thermoelastic stresses and spatiotemporal temperature gradients on airless bodies, implications for rock breakdown  

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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

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Model to interpret pulsed-field-gradient NMR data including memory and superdispersion effects  

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We propose a versatile model specifically designed for the quantitative interpretation of NMR velocimetry data. We use the concept of mobile or immobile tracer particles applied in dispersion theory in its Lagrangian form, adding two mechanisms: (i) independent random arrests of finite average representing intermittent periods of very low velocity zones in the mean flow direction and (ii) the possibility of unexpectedly long (but rare) displacements simulating the occurrence of very high velocities in the porous medium. Based on mathematical properties related to subordinated Lévy processes, we give analytical expressions of the signals recorded in pulsed-field-gradient NMR experiments. We illustrate how to use the model for quantifying dispersion from NMR data recorded for water flowing through a homogeneous grain pack column in single- and two-phase flow conditions.

Marie-Christine Néel; Daniela Bauer; Marc Fleury

2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistance scaling for composite fermions in the presence of a density gradient.  

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The magnetoresistance, R{sub xx}, at even-denominator fractional fillings, of an ultra high quality two-dimensional electron system at T {approx} 35 mK is observed to be strictly linear in magnetic field, B. While at 35 mK R{sub xx} is dominated by the integer and fractional quantum Hall states, at T {approx_equal} 1.2 K an almost perfect linear relationship between R{sub xx} and B emerges over the whole magnetic field range except for spikes at the integer quantum Hall states. This linear R{sub xx} cannot be understood within the Composite Fermion model, but can be explained through the existence of a density gradient in our sample.

Stormer, H. L. (Columbia University, New York, NY); Tsui, Daniel Chee (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ); Pan, Wei; West, Ken W. (Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ); Baldwin, K. W. (Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ); Pfeiffer, Loren N. (Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ)

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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Thermal Gradient Holes At Chena Area (Erkan, Et. Al., 2008) | Open Energy  

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Chena Area (Erkan, Et. Al., Chena Area (Erkan, Et. Al., 2008) Exploration Activity Details Location Chena Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes MULTI-STAGE DRILLING Once a hole is drilled the natural-state pressure distribution with depth is essentially unrecoverable (Grant et al., 1982). One of the best ways to mitigate this effect is to use multi-stage drilling (White et al., 1975; Grant et al., 1982). This type of drilling was applied at Chena and its usefulness in understanding the natural flow regimes is demonstrated. Here, we illustrate how high-quality equilibrium temperature logs can often be used to identify permeable fractures. The independent interpretations of flow regimes based on temperature-depth curves and the

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Thermal Gradient Holes At Tungsten Mountain Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008)  

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Shevenell, Et Al., 2008) Shevenell, Et Al., 2008) Exploration Activity Details Location Tungsten Mountain Area Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Collaboration with the gold mining industry has brought two new geothermal discoveries to the attention of the geothermal community. Exploration holes at Tungsten Mountain and McGuiness Hills (Figure 1) in 2004 and 2005 encountered hot water and steam at depths of meters with fluid geothermometry indicating reservoir temperatures of 170 to 200oC. More information can be obtained from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology web site (www.nbmg.unr.edu/geothermal/gtmap.pdf), and from a PowerPoint presentation titled 'Geothermal Exploration Short Stories' posted on the Geothermal Resources Council web site

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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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Towards a theory of ecotone resilience: Coastal vegetation on a salinity gradient  

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Ecotones represent locations where vegetation change is likely to occur as a result of climate and other environmental changes. Using a model of an ecotone vulnerable to such future changes, we estimated the resilience of the ecotone to disturbances. The specific ecotone is that between two different vegetation types, salinity-tolerant and salinity-intolerant, along a gradient in groundwater salinity. In the case studied, each vegetation type, through soil feedback loops, promoted local soil salinity levels that favor itself in competition with the other type. Bifurcation analysis was used to study the system of equations for the two vegetation types and soil salinity. Alternative stable equilibria, one for salinity-tolerant and one for salinity intolerant vegetation, were shown to exist over a region of the groundwater salinity gradient, bounded by two bifurcation points. This region was shown to depend sensitively on parameters such as the rate of upward infiltration of salinity from groundwater into the soil due to evaporation. We showed also that increasing diffusion rates of vegetation can lead to shrinkage of the range between the two bifurcation points. Sharp ecotones are typical of salt-tolerant vegetation (mangroves) near the coastline and salt-intolerant vegetation inland, even though the underlying elevation and groundwater salinity change very gradually. A disturbance such as an input of salinity to the soil from a storm surge could upset this stable boundary, leading to a regime shift of salinity-tolerant vegetation inland. We showed, however, that, for our model as least, a simple pulse disturbance would not be sufficient; the salinity would have to be held at a high level, as a ‘press’, for some time. The approach used here should be generalizable to study the resilience of a variety of ecotones to disturbances.

Jiang Jiang; Daozhou Gao; Donald L. DeAngelis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, construction, and initial operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory salt-gradient solar pond  

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A 232 m/sup 2/ solar pond was constructed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the purpose of studying pond hydrodynamics on a large scale and to complement the flow visualization and one-dimensional pond simulator experiments that are ongoing at the Laboratory. Design methods and construction techniques, some of which are unique to this pond, are described in detail. The pond was excavated from a soft volcanic rock known as tuff; such rock forms a large fraction of the Los Alamos area surface geology. Because tuff has a small thermal conductivity, little insulation was required to reduce perimeter energy losses. In addition, the strength of tuff permitted the pond to be built with vertical side walls; this design eliminated local side wall convection in the gradient zone that is possible with sloping side walls. Instrumentation in the pond consists of traversing and fixed rakes of thermometers and salinity probes, an underwater pyranometer, and a weather station. The traversing rake is a wheeled trolley driven vertically on a rectangular rail. Installed on the trolley are coplanar platinum RTDs, a point conductivity probe, and an induction salinometer. The stationary rake supports 28 thermocouples and 28 sample-fluid withdrawal taps located every 10 cm. About 127 T of sodium chloride has been introduced and is nearly dissolved. A 120-cm-thick salinity gradient was established and the pond is heating. Preliminary results indicate a lower-convective-zone heating rate of 1.2/sup 0/C/day during the pond's first month of operation. Recommendations on pond design, construction, and instrumentation are presented.

Jones, G.F.; Meyer, K.A.; Hedstrom, J.C.; Dreicer, J.S.; Grimmer, D.P.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Temperature gradients in a portion of Michigan: a review of the usefulness of data from the AAPG geothermal survey of North America  

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Temperature gradient data derived from drill holes in an east-west zone through the center of the southern peninsula of Michigan are analyzed. The purpose of this work is to investigate possible problems in utilizing the American Association of Petroleum Geologists data base. Michigan was chosen because a review of that State's geothermal potential shows inconsistencies between gradients from shallow wells and nearby deeper wells and because the geology of the State is relativey simple. The structure and stratigraphy are discussed because an understanding of Michigan basin geology makes it easier to predict the influence of lithology on the basin's geothermal gradients. Explanations for elevated gradients are reviewed. (MHR)

Vaught, T.L.

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bottom-up and top-down effects on insects herbivores along a natural salinity gradient in a florida salt marsh.  

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??I compared the strength of bottom- up and top-down effects on insect herbivores along a natural salinity gradient in salt marsh communities in West -… (more)

Albarracin, Maria Teresa

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a Kinetic Model of Bioaccumulation Across a pH and Salinity Gradient for the Prediction of Cadmium Uptake by the Sediment Dwelling Chironomidae  

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Cadmium concentrations were determined in Chironomidae sampled along two distinct environmental gradients:? (1) an acidity gradient (from pH 5.0?6.5) and (2) a salinity gradient (from 0 to 9.6 ppt). ... Figure 2 Location of the study lakes used for the saline gradient. ... Of note, the shape of the curve for the relative importance of food versus water which is driven mostly by the change in cadmium Iw as a function of salinity (16) suggests that at salinities greater than 1 ppt the majority of metal uptake by the chironomid will be from food rather than from dissolved sources. ...

Leah I. Bendell-Young

1999-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Biodiversity in riverbank techniques for erosion control: assessment of animal and plant species diversity along a natural gradient.  

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.). However, whether such installations can accommodate natural biodiversity has not been well assessed: assessment of animal and plant species diversity along a naturality gradient. 7th SER European ConferenceBiodiversity in riverbank techniques for erosion control: assessment of animal and plant species

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Lattice Boltzmann method for incompressible flows with large pressure gradients Yong Shi, T. S. Zhao,* and Z. L. Guo  

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Lattice Boltzmann method for incompressible flows with large pressure gradients Yong Shi, T. S November 2005; published 15 February 2006 Conventional lattice Boltzmann Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook LBGK models.026704 PACS number s : 47.11.-j I. INTRODUCTION The lattice Boltzmann Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook LBGK method has

Zhao, Tianshou

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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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Energies and analytic gradients for a coupled-cluster doubles model using variational Brueckner orbitals: Application to symmetry breaking  

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Energies and analytic gradients for a coupled-cluster doubles model using variational Brueckner Brueckner orbitals in ab initio electronic structure theory. Whereas approximate Brueckner orbitals have Brueckner orbitals. These two procedures yield the same set of exact Brueckner orbitals in the full

Krylov, Anna I.

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J. Magn. Reson. 102B, 239-241 (1993) A Simple Experimental Scheme Using Pulsed Field Gradients for Coherence  

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Gradients for Coherence Pathway Rejection and Solvent Suppression in Phase-Sensitive Heteronuclear unwanted coherences instead of selecting the desired ones, as was recently discussed by Bax and Pochapsky ensures that no coherences will be present during evolution that did not take part in the INEPT (20) trans

Wider, Gerhard

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Volume 83, number 1 CHEMICAL PKYSICS LEZTERS 1 October 1981 BASIS SET CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE CALCULA TION OF GRADIENTS  

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FOR THE CALCULA TION OF GRADIENTS IN THE LCAO FORMALISM Jan ALMLGF and Trygve HELGAKER Department of Ghemist In these expressions, h and g( 1.2) are the one- and &Vo-eleCtrOnparts Of the hamiltonian, `&i and rii,,k[ are the fit

Helgaker, Trygve

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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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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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Patch mosaic of developmental stages in central European natural forests along vegetation gradient  

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Abstract The shifting mosaic of patches in different phases of forest development is a widely used framework for describing stand dynamics, structure and biodiversity in European temperate forests. In spite of the common application of patch mapping of developmental stages/phases, an objective and quantified evaluation of patch mosaics has been missing. This approach identifies patches of forest stand according to a developmental trajectory, from Growth, through an Optimum stage to Breakdown. Here we present the first attempt to compare quantitative and qualitative characteristics of patch mosaics of stand developmental stages using three decades of extensive data in five study sites along a vegetation gradient. We do this using the same, observer independent method based on an artificial neural network classifier. We also used the historical stem position datasets to evaluate the change of mosaic characteristics in time. Resulting patch patterns were analyzed by standard mosaic metrics commonly used in landscape ecology, evaluating area, shape, aggregation and connectivity of patches. The mean patch size of the mosaic of four developmental stages showed a relatively narrow range of 570–800 m2 in all study sites and censuses. The shape of patches in all sites and years had no significant differences, and the aggregation of patches of the same type was similar in all sites at the mosaic level. Conversely, we did find some stage-specific patterns. For example, the Growth stage was usually the most abundant (covering 25–50% of the stand), and had the highest mean patch size, ranging between 590 and 2800 m2. The Growth stage patches also had the most complex shapes. On the contrary, the Breakdown stage usually had the opposite values, forming constantly small (250–720 m2), simple and scattered patches in the mosaic. These basic traits were found in all study sites and were stable in time. We also found some common trends in the dataset, such as increasing mean patch size of the Breakdown stage along the altitudinal vegetation gradient. The complex Steady State stage was generally more abundant than expected according to results of other studies and thus might indicate processes that have not been well described in previous, subjective, applications of the patch mosaic paradigm.

Kamil Král; Sean M. McMahon; David Janík; Dušan Adam; Tomáš Vrška

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental characterization of multiscale and multifield turbulence as a critical gradient threshold is surpassed in the DIII-D tokamak  

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A critical gradient for long wavelength (k{sub ?}?{sub s}?0.4) electron temperature fluctuations has been observed in an experiment in the DIII-D tokamak [J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42, 614 (2002)], where below a threshold value of L{sub T{sub e}{sup ?1}}=|?T{sub e}|/T{sub e} electron temperature fluctuations are constant and above they steadily increase. Above the critical gradient, the electron heat flux inferred by power balance also increases rapidly. Critical gradients are a predicted attribute of turbulence arising from linear instabilities and are thought to be related to transport stiffness. The presented results are the first direct, systematic demonstration of critical gradient behavior in turbulence measurements in a tokamak. The experiment was performed by changing the deposition location of electron cyclotron heating shot-to-shot to locally scan L{sub T{sub e}{sup ?1}} at r/a = 0.6 in L-mode plasmas; rotation was also varied by changing the momentum input from neutral beam injection. Temperature fluctuations were measured with a correlation electron cyclotron emission (CECE) radiometry system. In addition to the CECE measurements, an array of turbulence measurements were acquired to characterize fluctuations in multiple fields and at multiple scales as L{sub T{sub e}{sup ?1}} and rotation were modified: long wavelength (k{sub ?}?{sub s}?0.5) density fluctuations were acquired with beam emission spectroscopy, the phase angle between electron temperature and density fluctuations was measured by coupling the CECE system and a reflectometer, intermediate scale (k{sub ?}?{sub s}?0.8) density fluctuations were measured with a Doppler backscattering (DBS) system, and low frequency flows were also measured with DBS. The accumulated measurements and trends constrain identification of the instability responsible for the observed critical gradient to the ?T{sub e}-driven trapped electron mode.

Hillesheim, J. C.; Peebles, W. A.; Carter, T. A.; Wang, G.; Rhodes, T. L.; Schmitz, L.; Doyle, E. J.; Zeng, L. [University of California Los Angeles, PO Box 957099, Los Angeles, California 90024-1547 (United States)] [University of California Los Angeles, PO Box 957099, Los Angeles, California 90024-1547 (United States); DeBoo, J. C.; Staebler, G. M.; Burrell, K. H.; Petty, C. C.; Smith, S. P. [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)] [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States); McKee, G. R.; Yan, Z. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1500 Engineering Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1687 (United States)] [University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1500 Engineering Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1687 (United States); Holland, C. [University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093-0417 (United States)] [University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093-0417 (United States); White, A. E. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)] [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Swarm Optimization and Gradient Descent Methods for Optimization of PI Controller for AGC of Multi-area Thermal-Wind-Hydro Power Plants  

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The automatic generation control (AGC) of three unequal interconnected Thermal, Wind and Hydro power plant has been designed with PI controller. Further computational intelligent technique Particle Swarm Optimization and conventional Gradient Descent ... Keywords: Automatic generation control, Particle swarm optimization, Gradient Descent method, Generation rate constraint, Area control error, Wind energy conversion system

Naresh Kumari; A N. Jha

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genomic scans detect signatures of selection along a salinity gradient in populations of the intertidal seaweed Fucus serratus on a 12 km scale  

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Genomic scans detect signatures of selection along a salinity gradient in populations of the seaweed Fucus serratus spaced along a 12 km intertidal shore with a steep salinity gradient. Under Outlier loci Salinity stress Detecting natural selection in wild populations is a central challenge

Teixeira, Sara

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An execution time and energy model for an energy-aware execution of a conjugate gradient method with CPU/GPU collaboration  

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The parallel preconditioned conjugate gradient method (CGM) is used in many applications of scientific computing and often has a critical impact on their performance and energy consumption. This article investigates the energy-aware execution of the ... Keywords: Conjugate gradient method, Energy awareness, Energy model, Execution time model, GPU, RAPL

Jens Lang, Gudula Rünger

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High energy X-ray diffraction study of a dental ceramics–titanium functional gradient material prepared by field assisted sintering technique  

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Abstract A functional gradient material with eleven layers composed of a dental ceramics and titanium was successfully consolidated using field assisted sintering technique in a two-step sintering process. High energy X-ray diffraction studies on the gradient were performed at High Energy Material Science beamline at Desy in Hamburg. Phase composition, crystal unit edges and lattice mismatch along the gradient were determined applying Rietveld refinement procedure. Phase analysis revealed that the main crystalline phase present in the gradient is ?-Ti. Crystallinity increases stepwisely along the gradient with a decreasing increment between every next layer, following rather the weight fraction of titanium. The crystal unit edge a of titanium remains approximately constant with a value of 2.9686(1) Å, while c is reduced with increasing amount of titanium. In the layer with pure titanium the crystal unit edge c is constant with a value of 4.7174(2) Å. The lattice mismatch leading to an internal stress was calculated over the whole gradient. It was found that the maximal internal stress in titanium embedded in the studied gradient is significantly smaller than its yield strength, which implies that the structure of titanium along the whole gradient is mechanically stable.

K. Witte; W. Bodnar; N. Schell; H. Lang; E. Burkel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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Preliminary Results from the UCLA/SLAC Ultra-High Gradient CerenkovWakefield Accelerator Experiment  

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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. This experiment takes advantage of the unique SLAC FFTB electron beam and its demonstrated ultra-short pulse lengths and high currents (e.g., {sigma}{sub z} = 20 {micro}m at Q = 3 nC). The FFTB electron beam has been successfully focused down and sent through varying lengths of fused silica capillary tubing with two different sizes: ID = 200 {micro}m/OD = 325 {micro}m and ID = 100 {micro}m/OD = 325 {micro}m. The pulse length of the electron beam was varied in the range 20 {micro}m < {sigma}{sub z} < 100 {micro}m which produced 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 we plan to collect and measure coherent Cerenkov radiation emitted from the capillary tube to gain more information about the strength of the accelerating fields.

Thompson, M.C.; Badakov, H.; Rosenzweig, J.B.; Travish, G.; /UCLA; Hogan, M.; Ischebeck, R.; Kirby, N.; Siemann, R.; Walz, D.; /SLAC; Muggli, P.; /Southern California U.; Scott, A.; /UC, Santa Barbara; Yoder, R.; /Manhattan Coll., Riverdale

2008-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Standard Test Method for Measuring Heat Flux Using Flush-Mounted Insert Temperature-Gradient Gages  

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1.1 This test method describes the measurement of the net heat flux normal to a surface using gages inserted flush with the surface. The geometry is the same as heat-flux gages covered by Test Method E 511, but the measurement principle is different. The gages covered by this standard all use a measurement of the temperature gradient normal to the surface to determine the heat that is exchanged to or from the surface. Although in a majority of cases the net heat flux is to the surface, the gages operate by the same principles for heat transfer in either direction. 1.2 This general test method is quite broad in its field of application, size and construction. Two different gage types that are commercially available are described in detail in later sections as examples. A summary of common heat-flux gages is given by Diller (1). Applications include both radiation and convection heat transfer. The gages used for aerospace applications are generally small (0.155 to 1.27 cm diameter), have a fast time response ...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Blue energy: Current technologies for sustainable power generation from water salinity gradient  

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Abstract “Salinity energy” stored as the salinity difference between seawater and freshwater is a large-scale renewable resource that can be harvested and converted to electricity, but extracting it efficiently as a form of useful energy remains a challenge. With the development of membrane science and technology, membrane-based techniques for energy extraction from water salinity, such as pressure-retarded osmosis and reverse electro-dialysis, have seen tremendous development in recent years. Meanwhile, many other novel methods for harvesting exergy from water mixing processes, such as electrochemical capacitor and nano-fluidic energy harvesting systems, have been proposed. In this work, an overview and state-of-the-art of the current technologies for sustainable power generation from the water salinity gradient are presented. Characteristics of these technologies are analyzed and compared for this particular application. Based on these entropic energy extracting methods, the water salinity, as the “blue energy”, will be another source of renewable energy to satisfy the ever-growing energy demand of human society.

Zhijun Jia; Baoguo Wang; Shiqiang Song; Yongsheng Fan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Membrane resistance: The effect of salinity gradients over a cation exchange membrane  

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Abstract Ion exchange membranes (IEMs) are used for selective transport of ions between two solutions. These solutions are often different in concentration or composition. The membrane resistance (RM) is an important parameter affecting power consumption or power production in electrodialytic processes. In contrast to real applications, often RM is determined while using a standard 0.5 M NaCl external solution. It is known that RM increases with decreasing concentration. However, the detailed effect of a salinity gradient present over an IEM on RM was not known, and is studied here using alternating and direct current. NaCl solution concentrations varied from 0.01 to 1.1 M. The results show that RM is mainly determined by the lowest external concentration. RM can be considered as two resistors in series i.e. a gel phase (concentration independent) and an ionic solution phase (concentration dependent). The membrane conductivity is limited by the conductivity of the ionic solution when the external concentration, cext<0.3 M. The membrane conductivity is limited by the conductivity of the gel phase when cext?0.3 M, then differences of RM are small. A good approximation of experimentally determined RM can be obtained. The internal ion concentration profile is a key factor in modeling RM.

A.H. Galama; D.A. Vermaas; J. Veerman; M. Saakes; H.H.M. Rijnaarts; J.W. Post; K. Nijmeijer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory measurements of acoustic scattering from a temperature and salinity gradient  

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Recently developed theoretical scattering models predict that acoustic scattering from temperature and salinity microstructure at high frequencies (10 kHz–1 MHz) can be significant under certain oceanographic conditions. The results of this theoretical work suggest that it may be possible to use acoustic scattering techniques in combination with the scattering models to estimate oceanographic parameters such as the dissipation rate of turbulent kinetic energy. In addition quantification of the scattering contributions from temperature and salinity microstructure can play an important role in correctly interpreting acoustic surveys of marine life since recent field data indicate that the acoustic returns from zooplankton and microstructure can be of similar strength. Acoustic backscatter from a sharp temperature and salinity gradient was measured in a tank capable of generating and sustaining a thin double?diffusive layer (1–2 cm thick) between two water masses (cold fresh residing above warm salty water). Vertical shear temperature and salinity profiles were measured during the experiment to provide input to the acoustic scattering models. Backscatter was measured at frequencies between 24 kHz and 500 kHz and as a function of range from the sharp interface as part of a program to measure the backscattering from microstructure. a)Currently at Southwest Fisheries Science Center La Jolla CA 92037.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical characterization of a supercapacitor flow cell for power production from salinity gradients  

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Salinity gradients could be a great source of energy in the future. Capacitive energy extraction based on Donnan Potential (CDP) is a new technique to directly convert this energy into electricity. CDP uses a supercapacitor-like device combining ion exchange membranes and capacitive materials to adsorb and desorb ions with the Donnan Potential of the membranes as only driving force. The resulting current can be extracted through an external load. In this study, traditional electrochemical techniques: galvanostatic charge–discharge and cyclic voltammetry were used to investigate intrinsic properties of this open system. This study demonstrates the feasibility to characterize the capacitive behavior of the cell in low concentration (0.5 M). Presence of membranes, as well as the possibility of having the electrolyte flowing through the cell was investigated. In the studied cell, the presence of membranes showed a limitation by the anion exchange membrane at low current densities but no effect at high current densities. The flow rate did not influence the capacitance of the system either.

Bruno B. Sales; Fei Liu; Olivier Schaetzle; Cees J.N. Buisman; Hubertus V.M. Hamelers

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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1983 temperature gradient and heat flow drilling project for the State of Washington  

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During the Summer of 1983, a three-hole drilling program was carried out to collect temperature gradient and heat flow information near potential geothermal resource target areas. The general locations of the project areas are shown. 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, M.A.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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On the convergence of the phase gradient autofocus algorithm for synthetic aperture radar imaging  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging is a class of coherent range and Doppler signal processing techniques applied to remote sensing. The aperture is synthesized by recording and processing coherent signals at known positions along the flight path. Demands for greater image resolution put an extreme burden on requirements for inertial measurement units that are used to maintain accurate pulse-to-pulse position information. The recently developed Phase Gradient Autofocus algorithm relieves this burden by taking a data-driven digital signal processing approach to estimating the range-invariant phase aberrations due to either uncompensated motions of the SAR platform or to atmospheric turbulence. Although the performance of this four-step algorithm has been demonstrated, its convergence has not been modeled mathematically. A new sensitivity study of algorithm performance is a necessary step towards this model. Insights that are significant to the application of this algorithm to both SAR and to other coherent imaging applications are developed. New details on algorithm implementation identify an easily avoided biased phase estimate. A new algorithm for defining support of the point spread function is proposed, which promises to reduce the number of iterations required even for rural scenes with low signal-to-clutter ratios.

Hicks, M.J.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Using a Gradient-based Method for Heliostat Field Layout Optimization  

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Abstract The most widely used methods for heliostat field optimization assume a particular pattern and then optimize the parameters that define the pattern to obtain a specified objective such as optimum optical efficiency or maximum power output. It has been demonstrated that these optimized patterns are not necessarily optimal; improvements are possible. Allowing heliostat field placement independent of an a priori pattern may therefore result in improved performance. While initial placement of heliostats in a fixed pattern may reduce computational burden, this paper demonstrates that an optimal field can be designed using a gradient-based optimization method starting from a random initial field and resulting in a field performing better than optimized patterns. The greatest challenge is computational expense. However, a simplified field analysis tool used as an objective function in a suitable optimization procedure sufficiently reduces the computational expense. An algorithm for very large scale optimal design, denoted SAOi, is applied. The algorithm is based on sequential approximate optimization and exploits some of the advantages of quadratic approximations while minimizing storage requirements. This algorithm proves attractive for the present problem where the design variables are large and the constraints outnumber the design variables. The procedure is applied to redesign the PS10 field with an improvement of 1.2% in annual intercepted energy. The research presented herein shows how heliostat placement can be done with each heliostat location as a separate design variable resulting in wholly optimal field placements.

S.L. Lutchman; A.A. Groenwold; P. Gauché; S. Bode

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scrape-off Layer Flows With Pressure Gradient Scale Length ~ {rho}{sub p}  

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A heuristic model for the plasma scrape-off width balances magnetic drifts against parallel loss at c{sub s} /2, resulting in a SOL width ~ {rho}{sub p}. T{sub sep} is calculated from Spitzer–Härm parallel thermal conduction. This results in a prediction for the power scrape-off width in quantitative agreement both in magnitude and scaling with recent experimental data. To achieve the ~ c{sub s} /2 flow assumed in this model and measured experimentally sets requirements on the ratio of upstream to total SOL particle sources, relative to the square-root of the ratio of target to upstream temperature. The Pfisch-Schlüter model for equilibrium flows has been modified to allow near-sonic flows, appropriate for gradient scale lengths of order {rho}{sub p}, resulting in a new quadrupole radial flow pattern. The strong parallel flows and plasma charging implied by this model suggest a mechanism for H-mode transition, consistent with many observations

Robert J. Goldston

2013-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of tracer responses in the BULLION Forced-Gradient Experiment at Pahute Mesa, Nevada  

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This report presents an analysis of the tracer data from the BULLION forced-gradient experiment (FGE) conducted on Pahute Mesa at the Nevada Test Site from June 2, 1997 through August 28, 1997, for the Underground Test Area (UGTA) Program. It also serves to document the polystyrene microsphere data from the FGE. The FGE involved the injection of solute and colloid tracers into wells ER-20-6 No. 1 and ER-20-6 No. 2 while ER-20-6 No. 3 was pumped at approximately 116 gallons per minute (gpm). The experimental configuration and test design are described briefly in this report; more details are provided elsewhere (IT, 1996, 1997, 1998). The tracer responses in the various wells yielded valuable information about transport processes such as longitudinal dispersion, matrix diffusion and colloid transport in the hydrogeologic system in the vicinity of the BULLION nuclear test cavity. Parameter values describing these processes are derived from the semi-analytical model interpretations presented in this report. A companion report (IT, 1998) presents more detailed numerical modeling interpretations of the solute tracer responses.

Paul W. Reimus; Marc J. Haga

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COLOR AND STELLAR POPULATION GRADIENTS IN PASSIVELY EVOLVING GALAXIES AT z {approx} 2 FROM HST/WFC3 DEEP IMAGING IN THE HUBBLE ULTRA DEEP FIELD  

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We report the detection of color gradients in six massive (stellar mass (M{sub star}) > 10{sup 10} M{sub sun}) and passively evolving (specific star formation rate <10{sup -11} yr{sup -1}) galaxies at redshift 1.3 < z < 2.5 identified in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field using ultra-deep Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Advanced Camera for Surveys and WFC3/IR images. After carefully matching the different point-spread functions, we obtain color maps and multi-band optical/near-IR photometry (BVizYJH) in concentric annuli, from the smallest resolved radial distance ({approx}1.7 kpc) up to several times the H-band effective radius. We find that the inner regions of these galaxies have redder rest-frame UV-optical colors (U - V, U - B, and B - V) than the outer parts. The slopes of the color gradient have no obvious dependence on the redshift and on the stellar mass of the galaxies. They do mildly depend, however, on the overall dust obscuration (E(B - V)) and rest-frame (U - V) color, with more obscured or redder galaxies having steeper color gradients. The z {approx} 2 color gradients are also steeper than those of local early-type ones. The gradient of a single parameter (age, extinction, or metallicity) cannot fully explain the observed color gradients. Fitting the spatially resolved HST seven-band photometry to stellar population synthesis models, we find that, regardless of assumptions on the metallicity gradient, the redder inner regions of the galaxies have slightly higher dust obscuration than the bluer outer regions, implying that dust partly contributes to the observed color gradients, although the magnitude depends on the assumed extinction law. Due to the age-metallicity degeneracy, the derived age gradient depends on the assumptions for the metallicity gradient. We discuss the implications of a number of assumptions for metallicity gradients on the formation and evolution of these galaxies. We find that the evolution of the mass-size relationship from z {approx} 2 to the present cannot be driven by in situ extended star formation, which implies that accretion or merger is mostly responsible for the growth of their stellar mass and size. The lack of a correlation between the strength of the color gradient and the stellar mass argues against the metallicity gradient predicted by the monolithic-collapse scenario, which would require significant major mergers to evolve into the one observed at the present.

Guo Yicheng; Giavalisco, Mauro; Cassata, Paolo; Salimbeni, Sara [Astronomy Department, University of Massachusetts, 710 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Ferguson, Henry C.; Koekemoer, Anton; Grogin, Norman A.; Lotz, Jennifer M. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Dickinson, Mark [NOAO-Tucson, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Renzini, Alvio [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova (Italy); Papovich, Casey [George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-4242 (United States); Tundo, Elena [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Via Tiepolo 11, I-34131 Trieste (Italy); Fontana, Adriano, E-mail: yicheng@astro.umass.edu [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, via Frascati 33, Monteporzio-Catone (Roma) I-00040 (Italy)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Steady-state nonequilibrium temperature gradients in hydrogen gas–metal systems: challenging the second law of thermodynamics  

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Differences in gas reaction rates between disparate surfaces have been proposed as a means to achieve steady-state pressure and temperature gradients within a single blackbody cavity, thereby challenging the second law of thermodynamics (Sheehan 1998 Phys. Rev. E 57 6660; Sheehan 2001 Phys. Lett. A 280 185; Capek and Sheehan 2005 Challenges to the Second Law of Thermodynamics (Theory and Experiment) (Fundamental Theories of Physics Series vol 146) (Dordrecht: Springer)). This paper reports on laboratory tests of this hypothesis; specifically, molecular hydrogen is found to dissociate preferentially on rhenium surfaces versus tungsten at identical elevated temperatures and reduced pressures (T ? 2100 K; ). Steady-state nonequilibrium H/H2 ratios over the surfaces suggest that temperature gradients could be maintained under blackbody cavity conditions. Preliminary results from bimetallic blackbody cavity experiments are discussed.

D P Sheehan; J T Garamella; D J Mallin; W F Sheehan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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.34) Eq. (2.34) is valid for any (uniform or non-uniform) *lm? and *lmp? . For the Eshelby problem with *lm? and *lmp? being uniform in the inclusion and vanishing outside the inclusion and the elastic body being homogeneous (with ijklC = constants... CGGLCGG ?? ??? ?? ????? (2.40) as the actual (disturbance) strain, ?ij, induced by the presence of the eigenstrain, *lm? , and the eigenstrain gradient, *lmp? , where ? ? ? ? .2,2 1 ,, 2 ,, qklmkpijqkpjiqijlmpqklmkijqkjiqijlm CGG...

Ma, Hemei

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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 Earth’s 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.

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Use of a reciprocal transplant study to measure the rate of plant community change in a tidal marsh along a salinity gradient  

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In a tidal marsh on the Savannah River (Georgia, USA), rate of plant community change along a salinity gradient was measured using a reciprocal transplant study. ... the direction and level of displacement along ...

Paul R. Wetzel; Wiley M. Kitchens; Janell M. Brush; Marsha L. Dusek

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of temperature gradient on the transport phenomenon in roots of maize plants grown under salinity conditions. conductivity and filtration properties  

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An analysis of flows through primary root and first node root tissues of plants grown under conditions of salinity and nutrient deficiency induced by temperature gradients was carried out using. a mathematical mo...

J. Michalov

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abundance and diversity of tidal marsh plants along the salinity gradient of the San Francisco Estuary: implications for global change ecology  

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From 2003 through 2005, tidal marsh plant species diversity and abundance on historically surveyed vegetation transects along the salinity gradient of the San Francisco Estuary were investigated ... This study su...

Elizabeth Burke Watson; Roger Byrne

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of temperature gradient on the transport phenomenon in roots of maize plants grown under salinity conditions. substance, heat, and ion flows  

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The accumulation of nitrogen and potassium by plant cells at undesirable concentrations manifests itself in changes in the osmotic phenomenon and finally in the transport process. Temperature gradient is another ...

J. Michalov

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of zooplankton in the ecological succession of plankton and benthic algae across a salinity gradient in the Shark Bay solar salt ponds  

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The relatively low biodiversity and simple hydrodynamics make solar salt ponds ideal sites for ecological studies. We have studied the ecological gradient of the primary ponds at the Shark ... representative of t...

Louise C. Bruce; Jörg Imberger

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ti-based composite coatings with gradient TiC x reinforcements on TC4 titanium alloy prepared by laser cladding  

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TiC x -NiTi2/Ti cermet composite coatings C1 and C2 with gradient TiC x ...reinforcements were prepared on TC4 titanium alloy by laser cladding ...

ShuNv Liu; ZongDe Liu; Yang Wang; Peng Yue

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Tension of Binary Mixtures Including Polar Components Modeled by the Density Gradient Theory Combined with the PC-SAFT Equation of State  

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In this study, the Cahn–Hilliard density gradient theory (GT) is used for predicting the surface tension of various binary mixtures at relatively wide temperature ranges and for testing the application of the GT ...

Václav Vinš; Barbora Planková; Jan Hrubý

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Highly Robust Thin-Film Composite Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) Hollow Fiber Membranes with High Power Densities for Renewable Salinity-Gradient Energy Generation  

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(1) Salinity-gradient energy (i.e., osmotic power) generated from the mixing of solutions with different salinities via pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) represents a high potential source of renewable energy. ... Thorsen, T.; Holt, T.The potential for power production from salinity gradients by pressure retarded osmosis J. Membr. ... When using saline water as the feed soln., the efficiency of the osmotic pressure decreases with increasing feed concn. ...

Gang Han; Peng Wang; Tai-Shung Chung

2013-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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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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An experimental investigaion of seawater/basalt interactions: the role of water/rock ratios and temperature gradients  

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of the quench pH data as a function of temperature in temperature-gradient experiments 38 40 LIST OF PLATES Plate Page Ia Ib I la IIb IIIa IIIb IVa Ivb Va Vb VIa Large euhedral anhydrite crystals surrounded by honeycomb-shaped smectite. Run... circulation. Metabasalts ranging from zeolite to amphibolite facies, with greenstones dominating, have been dredged from the ocean floor (Aumento et al. 1971; Miyashi ro et al. 1971; Melson and van Andel, 1966; Shi do et al. , 1974; Bonatti et al. ; 1975...

Archer, Paul Lawrence

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric Excitation of Geodesic Acoustic Modes by Electron Drift Waves and Ion Temperature Gradient Modes in Tokamak Plasmas  

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Geodesic Acoustic Modes (GAMs) have been predicted and subsequently observed in many toroidal plasma devices. Bicoherence studies on various devices have suggested three-wave mode coupling processes between GAMs and high frequency turbulence. Thus the parametric coupling of GAMS to drift waves and/or ion temperature gradient(ITG{r_brace} modes is a potential candidate for excitation of these modes. In this paper we discuss the resonant three-wave coupling mechanism for the excitation of GAMs by ITG and finite beta drift waves in homogeneous and inhomogeneous plasmas and compare theoretical predictions with observed characteristics of the GAMs.

Guzdar, P. N.; Kleva, R. G. [IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Chakrabarti, N. [SINP, Kolkata (India); Kaw, P. K.; Singh, R. [IPR, Gandhinagar, 308423 (India); Naulin, V.; Rasmussen, J. J. [EURATOM, Roskilde (Denmark)

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsed spallation neutron source with an induction linac and a fixed-field alternating-gradient accelerator  

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The paper describes an accelerator scenario of a Pulsed Spallation Neutron Source made of an Induction Linac injecting into a Fixed-Field Alternating-Gradient Accelerator (FFAG). The motivations underlying the proposal deal with the concern of removing technical risks peculiar to other scenarios involving RF Linacs, Synchrotrons and Accumulator Rings, which originate, for example, from the need of developing intense negative-ion sources and of multi-turn injection into the Compressor Rings. The system proposed here makes use of a positive-ion source of very short pulse duration, and of single-turn transfer into the circular accelerator.

Ruggiero, A.G. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Bauer, G. [Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland); Faltens, A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of zonal flows by ion-temperature-gradient and related modes in the presence of neoclassical viscosity  

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Generation of zonal flows by primary waves that are more complex than those considered in the standard drift-wave model is studied. The effects of parallel ion velocity and ion perturbed temperature and the part of the nonlinear mode interaction proportional to the ion pressure are taken into account. This generalization of the standard model allows the analysis of generation of zonal flows by a rather wide variety of primary modes, including ion temperature gradients, ion sound, electron drift, and drift-sound modes. All the listed effects, which are present in the slab geometry model, are complemented by effects of neoclassical viscosity inherent to toroidal geometry. We show that the electrostatic potential of secondary small-scale modes is expressed in terms of a nonlinear shift of the mode frequency and interpret this shift in terms of the perpendicular and parallel Doppler, nonlinear Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH), and nonlinear ion-pressure-gradient effects. A basic assumption of our model is that the primary modes form a nondispersive monochromatic wave packet. The analysis of zonal-flow generation is performed following an approach similar to that of convective-cell theory. Neoclassical zonal-flow instabilities are separated into fast and slow ones, and these are divided into two varieties. The first of them is independent of the nonlinear KH effect, while the second one is sensitive to it.

Mikhailovskii, A.B.; Smolyakov, A.I.; Kovalishen, E.A.; Shirokov, M.S.; Tsypin, V.S.; Galvao, R.M.O. [Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Sq., 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation) and Nonlinear Physics Laboratory, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institutskii per. 9, Dolgoprudnyi 141700, Moscow Region (Russian Federation); University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science Place, Saskatoon, S7N 5E2 (Canada) and Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Sq., 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); Nonlinear Physics Laboratory, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institutskii per. 9, Dolgoprudnyi 141700, Moscow Region (Russian Federation) and Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Sq., 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Sq., 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation) and Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Kashirskoe Shosse 31, Moscow 115409 (Russian Federation); Physics Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Cidade Universitaria, 05508-900 Sao Paulo (Brazil); Physics Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Cidade Universitaria, 05508-900 Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Rua Xavier Sigaud, 150, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical temperature gradient length signatures in heat wave propagation across internal transport barriers in the Joint European Torus  

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New results on electron heat wave propagation using ion cyclotron resonance heating power modulation in the Joint European Torus (JET) [P. H. Rebut et al., Nucl. Fusion 25, 1011 (1985)] plasmas characterized by internal transport barriers (ITBs) are presented. The heat wave generated outside the ITB, and traveling across it, always experiences a strong damping in the ITB layer, demonstrating a low level of transport and loss of stiffness. In some cases, however, the heat wave is strongly inflated in the region just outside the ITB, showing features of convective-like behavior. In other cases, a second maximum in the perturbation amplitude is generated close to the ITB foot. Such peculiar types of behavior can be explained on the basis of the existence of a critical temperature gradient length for the onset of turbulent transport. Convective-like features appear close to the threshold (i.e., just outside the ITB foot) when the value of the threshold is sufficiently high, with a good match with the theoretical predictions for the trapped electron mode threshold. The appearance of a second maximum is due to the oscillation of the temperature profile across the threshold in the case of a weak ITB. Simulations with an empirical critical gradient length model and with the theory based GLF23 [R. E. Waltz et al., Phys. Plasmas, 4, 2482 (1997)] model are presented. The difference with respect to previous results of cold pulse propagation across JET ITBs is also discussed.

Casati, Alessandro [Istituto di Fisica del Plasma 'P. Caldirola', Associazione Euratom-ENEA-CNR, Via Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano (Italy); Dipartimento di Ingegneria Nucleare, Politecnico di Milano, Via Ponzio 34/3, 20133 Milano (Italy); Mantica, P. [Istituto di Fisica del Plasma 'P. Caldirola', Associazione Euratom-ENEA-CNR, Via Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano (Italy); Eester, D. van [LPP-ERM/KMS, Association Euratom-Belgian State, TEC, B-1000 Brussels (Belgium); Hawkes, N.; De Vries, P. [Culham Science Centre, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Imbeaux, F.; Joffrin, E. [Association Euratom-CEA, CEA-DSM-DRFC Cadarache, 13108, St. Paul-lez-Durance Cedex (France); Marinoni, A. [Association Euratom-Confederation Suisse, CRPP, EPFL, CH 1015, Lausanne (Switzerland); Ryter, F. [Max-Planck Insitut fur Plasmaphysik, Euratom Association, 85748 Garching (Germany); Salmi, A. [Helsinki University of Technology, Association Euratom-TEKES, P.O. Box 2200 (Finland); Tala, T. [Association Euratom-TEKES, VTT, P.O. Box 1000, FIN-02044 VTT (Finland)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling of ion temperature gradient and trapped electron modes in the presence of impurities in tokamak plasmas  

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The coupling of ion temperature gradient (ITG or ?{sub i}) mode and trapped electron mode (TEM) in the presence of impurity ions is numerically investigated in toroidal collisionless plasmas, using the gyrokinetic integral eigenmode equation. A framework for excitations of the ITG modes and TEMs with respect to their driving sources is formulated first, and then the roles of impurity ions played in are analyzed comprehensively. In particular, the characteristics of the ITG and TEM instabilities in the presence of impurity ions are emphasized for both strong and weak coupling (hybrid and coexistent) cases. It is found that the impurity ions with inwardly (outwardly) peaked density profiles have stabilizing (destabilizing) effects on the hybrid (namely the TE-ITG) modes in consistence with previous works. A new finding of this work is that the impurity ions have stabilizing effects on TEMs in small ?{sub i} (?{sub i}?1) regime regardless of peaking directions of their density profiles whereas the impurity ions with density gradient L{sub ez}=L{sub ne}/L{sub nz}>1 (L{sub ez}<1) destabilize (stabilize) the TEMs in large ?{sub i} (?{sub i}?1) regime. In addition, the dependences of the growth rate, real frequency, eigenmode structure, and wave spectrum on charge concentration, charge number, and mass of impurity ions are analyzed in detail. The necessity for taking impurity ion effects on the features of turbulence into account in future transport experimental data analyses is also discussed.

Du, Huarong; Wang, Zheng-Xiong, E-mail: zxwang@dlut.edu.cn [MOE Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Beams, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)] [MOE Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Beams, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Dong, J. Q. [Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China) [Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu 610041 (China); Liu, S. F. [School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China)] [School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Fatigue of Polycrystalline Copper in CLIC Accelerating Structures: Surface Roughening and Hardening as a Function of Grain Orientation  

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The ac­cel­er­at­ing struc­tures of CLIC will be sub­mit­ted to 2 x 1010 ther­mal-me­chan­i­cal fa­tigue cy­cles, aris­ing from Radio Fre­quen­cy (RF) in­duced eddy cur­rents, caus­ing local su­per­fi­cial cyclic heat­ing. In order to as­sess the ef­fects of su­per­fi­cial fa­tigue, high tem­per­a­ture an­nealed OFE Cop­per sam­ples were ther­mal­ly fa­tigued with the help of pulsed laser ir­ra­di­a­tion. They un­der­went post­mortem Elec­tron Backscat­tered Diffrac­tion (EBSD) mea­sure­ments and?hard­ness ob­ser­va­tions. Pre­vi­ous work has con­firmed that sur­face rough­en­ing de­pends on the ori­en­ta­tion of near-sur­face grains*,**. It is clear­ly ob­served that, through ther­mal cy­cling, the in­crease of hard­ness of a crys­tal­lo­graph­ic di­rec­tion is re­lat­ed to the amount of sur­face rough­en­ing in­duced by fa­tigue. Near-sur­face grains, ori­ent­ed [1 0 0] with re­spect to the sur­face, ex­hibit­ing ver...

Aicheler, M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a nuclear reactor system for lunar base applications  

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disadvantages. U02 and Pu02 fuels both have extremely poor ther mal conductivities, about 4 W/m K at 500 C, which would normally limit the maximum linear power in the reactor core to unacceptably low levels. For tunately, the ver y high melting temperatur es... conversion, however, high reactor exit temperatures are both necessary and desirable. The efficiency of the power conversion cycle is directly related to the difference between the high and low temperatur es in the system. Since the heat rejection...

Griffith, Richard Odell

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cylindrically confined pair-ion-electron and pair-ion plasmas having axial sheared flow and radial gradients  

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The linear and nonlinear dynamics of pair-ion (PI) and pair-ion-electron plasmas (PIE) have been investigated in a cylindrical geometry with a sheared plasma flow along the axial direction having radial dependence. The coupled linear dispersion relation of low frequency electrostatic waves has been presented taking into account the Guassian profile of density and linear gradient of sheared flow. It is pointed out that the quasi-neutral cold inhomogeneous pure pair ion plasma supports only the obliquely propagating convective cell mode. The linear dispersion relation of this mode has been solved using boundary conditions. The nonlinear structures in the form of vortices formed by different waves have been discussed in PI and PIE plasmas.

Batool, Nazia; Saleem, H. [National Centre for Physics (NCP), Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, Islamabad (Pakistan)] [National Centre for Physics (NCP), Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, Islamabad (Pakistan)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the effect of Al2O3 ALD coating on a high gradient ILC single-cell cavity  

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Encouraged by work at Argonne National Lab, we investigated atomic layer deposition technique (ALD) for high gradient superconducting RF cavities at JLab with an ALD coating system of Old Dominion University located on the JLab site. The goal of this study was to look into the possibility of coating a dielectric layer on top of RF niobium surface at a lower temperature of 120 C as compared to ANL coatings at 200 C to preserve niobium pentoxide on niobium surface. The initial coatings showed complete, but non-uniform coatings of the surface with several areas exhibiting discoloration, which was probably due to the temperature variation across the cavity surface. The initial coating showed a high RF losses, which were improved after discolored areas on the beam tubes were removed with HF rinse of the beam tubes only. The best result was 2 109 low field Q0 and Eacc = 18 MV/m limited by available power.

Grigory Eremeev, Anne-Marie Valente, Andy Wu, Diefeng Gu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Momentum transport in the vicinity of q{sub min} in reverse shear tokamaks due to ion temperature gradient turbulence  

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We present an analytic study of momentum transport of tokamak plasmas in the vicinity of minimum safety factor (q) position in reversed magnetic shear configuration. Slab ion temperature gradient modes with an equilibrium flow profile are considered in this study. Quasi-linear calculations of momentum flux clearly show the novel effects of q-curvature on the generation of intrinsic rotation and mean poloidal flow without invoking reflectional symmetry breaking of parallel wavenumber (k{sub ?}). This q-curvature effect originates from the inherent asymmetry in k{sub ?} populations with respect to a rational surface due to the quadratic proportionality of k{sub ?} when q-curvature is taken into account. Discussions are made of possible implications of q-curvature induced plasma flows on internal transport barrier formation in reversed shear tokamaks.

Singh, Rameswar, E-mail: rameswar@ipr.res.in [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India) [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India); Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Singh, R [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India) [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India); WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); 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); Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 (United States); Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093-0424 (United States)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Opacity and gradients in aluminum wire array z-pinch implosions on the Z pulsed power facility  

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Aluminum wire array z pinches imploded on the Z generator are an extremely bright source of 1–2?keV radiation, with close to 400?kJ radiated at photon energies >1?keV and more than 50?kJ radiated in a single line (Al Ly-?). Opacity plays a critical role in the dynamics and K-shell radiation efficiency of these pinches. Where significant structure is present in the stagnated pinch this acts to reduce the effective opacity of the system as demonstrated by direct analysis of spectra. Analysis of time-integrated broadband spectra (0.8–25?keV) indicates electron temperatures ranging from a few 100?eV to a few keV are present, indicative of substantial temperature gradients.

Ampleford, D. J., E-mail: damplef@sandia.gov; Hansen, S. B.; Jennings, C. A.; Jones, B.; Coverdale, C. A.; Harvey-Thompson, A. J.; Rochau, G. A.; Dunham, G.; Moore, N. W.; Harding, E. C.; Cuneo, M. E. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)] [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States); Chong, Y.-K.; Clark, R. W.; Ouart, N.; Thornhill, J. W.; Giuliani, J.; Apruzese, J. P. [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States)] [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The analytical energy gradient scheme in the Gaussian based Hartree-Fock and density functional theory for two-dimensional systems using fast multipole method  

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The analytical total energy gradient scheme for the Hartree-Fock and density functional crystalline orbital theory is formulated for infinitely extended periodic systems of general dimensions and implemented for those of two dimensions. Two major differences between the analytical gradient scheme for extended systems and that for molecular systems are described in detail. The first is the treatment of the long-range Coulomb interactions, which arises due to the infinite nature of the systems. The long-range effect is efficiently included by the multipole expansion technique and its extension, the fast multipole method The use of the fast multipole method enables us to include the long range effect up to the order of micro meter to millimeter region around the reference unit cell by virtue of the logarithmic cost scaling of the algorithm achieved by regrouping distant multipoles together and reducing the number of pairwise interactions. The second is the formulation of analytical gradient expressions with respect to unit cell parameters. In the HF theory they can be calculated by accumulating forces acting on atoms multiplied by some appropriate factors, while there is an extra term which requires a special numerical treatment in grid-based density functional theory. Specifically, it is shown that the quadrature weight derivatives do not vanish even in the limit of infinitely fine grid, when calculating the gradients with respect to unit cell parameters, and are essential in evaluating those gradients. Combining the analytical gradient scheme and an efficient inclusion of the long-range interaction makes it feasible to perform a full geometry optimization of extended systems at ab initio levels.

Tobita, Motoi; Hirata, So; Bartlett, Rodney J.

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-scale spatial variability of riverbed temperature gradients in Snake River fall Chinook salmon spawning areas  

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In the Snake River basin of the Pacific northwestern United States, hydroelectric dam operations are often based on the predicted emergence timing of salmon fry from the riverbed. The spatial variability and complexity of surface water and riverbed temperature gradients results in emergence timing predictions that are likely to have large errors. The objectives of this study were to quantify the thermal heterogeneity between the river and riverbed in fall Chinook salmon spawning areas and to determine the effects of thermal heterogeneity on fall Chinook salmon emergence timing. This study quantified river and riverbed temperatures at 15 fall Chinook salmon spawning sites distributed in two reaches throughout 160 km of the Snake River in Hells Canyon, Idaho, USA, during three different water years. Temperatures were measured during the fall Chinook salmon incubation period with self-contained data loggers placed in the river and at three different depths below the riverbed surface. At all sites temperature increased with depth into the riverbed, including significant differences (p<0.05) in mean water temperature of up to 3.8°C between the river and the riverbed among all the sites. During each of the three water years studied, river and riverbed temperatures varied significantly among all the study sites, among the study sites within each reach, and between sites located in the two reaches. Considerable variability in riverbed temperatures among the sites resulted in fall Chinook salmon emergence timing estimates that varied by as much as 55 days, depending on the source of temperature data used for the estimate. Monitoring of riverbed temperature gradients at a range of spatial scales throughout the Snake River would provide better information for managing hydroelectric dam operations, and would aid in the design and interpretation of future empirical research into the ecological significance of physical riverine processes.

Hanrahan, Timothy P.

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Behavior of Surface-Anchored Poly(acrylic acid) Brushes with Grafting Density Gradients on Solid Substrates: 1. Experiment  

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We describe experiments pertaining to the formation of surface-anchored poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) brushes with a gradual variation of the PAA grafting densities on flat surfaces and provide detailed analysis of their properties. The PAA brush gradients are generated by first covering the substrate with a molecular gradient of the polymerization initiator, followed by the 'grafting from' polymerization of tert-butyl acrylate (tBA) from these substrate-bound initiator centers, and finally converting the PtBA into PAA. We use spectroscopic ellipsometry to measure the wet thickness of the grafted PAA chains in aqueous solutions at three different pH values (4, 5.8, and 10) and a series of ionic strengths (IS). Our measurements reveal that at low grafting densities, s, the wet thickness of the PAA brush (H) remains relatively constant, the polymers are in the mushroom regime. Beyond a certain value of s, the macromolecules enter the brush regime, where H increases with increasing s. For a given s, H exhibits a nonmonotonic behavior as a function of the IS. At large IS, the H is small because the charges along PAA are completely screened by the excess of the external salt. As IS decreases, the PAA enters the so-called salt brush (SB) regime, where H increases. At a certain value of IS, H reaches a maximum and then decreases again. The latter is a typical brush behavior in so-called osmotic brush (OB) regime. We provide detailed discussion of the behavior of the grafted PAA chains in the SB and OB regimes.

Wu,T.; Gong, P.; Szleifer, I.; Vicek, P.; Subr, V.; Genzer, J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model of the large hydraulic gradient at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Test Site, based on hydraulic conductivity contrasts between Cenozoic and Paleozoic rocks  

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A MODEL OF THE LARGE HYDRAULIC GRADIENT AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA TEST SITE, BASED ON HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY CONTRASTS BETWEEN CENOZOIC AND PALEOZOIC ROCKS A Thesis ERIC WILLIAM STROM Submitted to the Offic of Graduate Studies of Texas A.... 4m W&~~ &&go~'~o~~i gp ??g Y, ) 4r y. odtli' ~ 6. A MODEL OF THE LARGE HYDRAULIC GRADIENT AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA TEST SITE, BASED ON HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY CONTRASTS BETWEEN CENOZOIC AND PALEOZOIC ROCKS A Thesis ERIC WILLIAM STROM...

Strom, Eric William

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal rectification and negative differential thermal resistance in lattices with mass gradient Nuo Yang,1 Nianbei Li,1 Lei Wang,1 and Baowen Li1,2,  

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Thermal rectification and negative differential thermal resistance in lattices with mass gradient thermal resistance is observed. Possible applications in constructing thermal rectifiers and thermal properties, the thermal properties of graded materials have not yet been fully studied see the recent review

Li, Baowen

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The Twelfth IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, Kyoto, Japan. September 27 -October 4, 2009. Higher-Order Gradient Descent by Fusion-Move Graph Cut  

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, us- ing the reduction[6, 14] then available. The more recent reduction[10] for energies of even 4, 2009. Higher-Order Gradient Descent by Fusion-Move Graph Cut Hiroshi Ishikawa Nagoya City) the fusion move algorithm, ii) the reduction of higher-order binary energy minimization to first

Ishikawa, Hiroshi

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Rank Name Peak Date Peak Location Bomb Peak Gradient Min Depth (Hr-Dy-Mn-Yr) (Lat, Lon) (Bergeron) (hPa/1000km) (hPa)  

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Rank Name Peak Date Peak Location Bomb Peak Gradient Min Depth (Hr-Dy-Mn-Yr) (Lat, Lon) (Bergeron, and northwest europe (Cambride Univ. Pr.). 1 #12;Figure S1(a): Evolution of 'Daria' (the top ranked storm arrow is approximately 50 m s-1). 2 #12;Figure S1(b): As for Figure S1(a) but for the storm ranked

Caballero, Rodrigo

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Star formation, metallicity gradient and ionized gas: clues to the formation of the elliptical galaxies NGC6868 and NGC5903  

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The stellar population, metallicity distribution and ionized gas in the elliptical galaxies NGC 6868 and NGC 5903 are investigated in this paper by means of long-slit spectroscopy and stellar population synthesis. Lick indices in both galaxies present a negative gradient indicating an overabundance of Fe, Mg, Na and TiO in the central parts with respect to the external regions. Concerning the emitting gas conspicuously detected in NGC 6868, we test three hypotheses as ionizing source: an H II region, post-AGB stars and an Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN). Diagnostic diagrams involving the ratios $[NII]_{\\lambda6584}/H\\alpha$, $[OI]_{\\lambda6300}/H\\alpha$ and $[SII]_{\\lambda6717,31}/H\\alpha$, indicate that values measured in the central region of NGC 6868 are typical of LINERs. Together with the stellar population synthesis, this result suggests that the main source of gas ionization in NGC 6868 is non-thermal, produced by a low-luminosity AGN, probably with some contribution of shocks to explain ionization at distances of $\\sim3.5$ kpc from the nucleus.

Mauro G. Rickes; Miriani G. Pastoriza; Charles Bonatto

2007-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Population dynamics and antimicrobial susceptibility of Aeromonas spp. along a salinity gradient in an urban estuary in Northeastern Brazil  

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Abstract The main objective of this study was to quantify population and identify culturable species of Aeromonas in sediment and surface water collected along a salinity gradient in an urban estuary in Northeastern Brazil. Thirty sediment samples and 30 water samples were collected from 3 sampling locations (A, B and C) between October 2007 and April 2008. The Aeromonas count was 10–7050 CFU/mL (A), 25–38,500 CFU/mL (B) and <10 CFU/mL (C) for water samples, and ?100–37,500 CFU/g (A), 1200–43,500 CFU/g (B) and <10 CFU/g (C) for sediment samples. Five species (Aeromonas caviae, A. sobria, A. trota, A. salmonicida and A. allosaccharophila) were identified among 41 isolates. All strains were sensitive to chloramphenicol and ceftriaxone, whereas 33 (80, 4%) strains were resistant to at least 2 of the 9 antibiotics tested. Resistance to erythromycin was mostly plasmidial. In conclusion, due to pollution, the Cocó River is contaminated by pathogenic strains of Aeromonas spp. with a high incidence of antibacterial resistance, posing a serious risk to human health.

Camila Magalhães Silva; Norma Suely Evangelista-Barreto; Regine Helena Silva dos Fernandes Vieira; Kamila Vieira Mendonça; Oscarina Viana de Sousa

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Modeling soil salinity distribution along topographic gradients in tidal salt marshes in Atlantic and Gulf coastal regions  

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Soil salinity plays a very important role in determining the distribution of vegetation, plant productivity, and biogeochemical processes in coastal marsh ecosystems. Salinity gradients and salinity–vegetation associations in salt marshes have often been observed but rarely explained. A quantitative and systematic study on the soil salinity distribution in salt marshes is not only important to the understanding of coastal marsh ecosystems but also to the development of a potentially useful ecological and environmental indicator. In this research, we developed a salt marsh soil salinity model based on an existing salt and water balance model with modifications to several key features to examine the impacts of tidal forcing, climate, soil, vegetation, and topography on soil salinity distributions of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal marshes. This model was calibrated and validated using field observations from the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) of northwestern Florida, USA. The results showed that the model had good agreement (r2 = 0.84, n = 15, P salinity maximum in a coastal salt marsh. Simulations indicate that tidal irregularity primarily controls the width of the salinity maximum band. Evapotranspiration, temperature, hydraulic conductivity, and incoming tidal salinity significantly affect the salinity maximum band, which may lead to the formation of salt barrens/flats when reaching a threshold level.

Hongqing Wang; Y. Ping Hsieh; Mark A. Harwell; Wenrui Huang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge gradient microscopy  

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...due to their applications in commercial markets such as a medical imaging (1–3...precision-positioning stages (5, 6), fuel injectors in diesel engines (7, 8), and memory devices...vapor phase penetration for a prototype diesel direct acting piezoelectric injector...

Seungbum Hong; Sheng Tong; Woon Ik Park; Yoshiomi Hiranaga; Yasuo Cho; Andreas Roelofs

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Charge gradient microscopy  

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...stages (5, 6), fuel injectors in diesel engines (7, 8), and memory devices...detecting the current flow. The fundamental limit will be determined either by the bandwidth...phase penetration for a prototype diesel direct acting piezoelectric injector...

Seungbum Hong; Sheng Tong; Woon Ik Park; Yoshiomi Hiranaga; Yasuo Cho; Andreas Roelofs

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The Role of Postintervention Pullback Pressure Gradient in Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for Central Vein Stenosis in Dialysis Patients  

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Purpose: The severity of residual stenosis (RS) sometimes cannot be accurately measured by angiography during central vein intervention. This study evaluated the role of pullback pressure measurement during central vein stenosis (CVS) intervention. Methods: A retrospective review enrolled 94 consecutive dialysis patients who underwent CVS interventions but not stenting procedures. Patients were classified into 2 groups by either angiography or pressure gradient (PG) criteria, respectively. Groups divided by angiographic result were successful group (RS {<=}30 %) and acceptable group (50 % {>=} RS > 30 %), while groups divided by PG were low PG group (PG {<=}5 mmHg) and high PG group (PG >5 mmHg). Baseline characteristics and 12-month patency rates between the groups were analyzed. Results: The angiography results placed 63 patients in the successful group and 31 patients in the acceptable group. The patency rate at 12 month was not statistically different (P = 0.167). When the patients were reclassified by the postintervention pullback PG, the patency rate at 12 months was significant (P = 0.048). Further analysis in groups redivided by different combinations of RS and PG criteria identified significant differences in the group with both RS {<=}30 % and PG {<=}5 mmHg compared with those with either RS >30 % (P = 0.047) or PG >5 mmHg (P = 0.027). In addition, there was a significant difference between those with both RS {<=}30 % and PG {<=}5 mmHg compared with those with both RS >30 % and PG >5 mmHg (P = 0.027). Conclusion: Postintervention PG can better predict long-term outcomes after angioplasty for CVS in nonstented dialysis patients than angiography.

Lin, Yu-Sheng, E-mail: dissertlin@yahoo.com.tw [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Division of Cardiology (China)] [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Division of Cardiology (China); Yang, Cheng-Hsu, E-mail: yangch@adm.cgmh.org.tw [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Internal Medicine (China)] [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Internal Medicine (China); Chu, Chi-Ming, E-mail: chuchiming@ndmctsgh.edu.tw [National Defense Medical Center and University, Section of Health Informatics, Institute of Public Health (China)] [National Defense Medical Center and University, Section of Health Informatics, Institute of Public Health (China); Fang, Chi-Yung, E-mail: cyfang@seed.net.tw; Chen, Chien-Jen, E-mail: cjchen@adm.cgmh.org.tw [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Internal Medicine (China)] [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Internal Medicine (China); Hsu, Jen-Te, E-mail: hsujente@gmail.com; Yang, Teng-Yao, E-mail: 2859@adm.cgmh.org.tw [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Division of Cardiology (China)] [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Division of Cardiology (China); Hang, Chi-Ling, E-mail: samuelhang@hotmail.com; Wu, Chiung-Jen, E-mail: cvcjwu@adm.cgmh.org.tw [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Internal Medicine (China)] [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Internal Medicine (China)

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J. Phys III FYance 7 (1997) 405-440 FEBRUARY 1997, PAGE 405 Analyse du coInportelnent therInique du sol d'une serre  

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of energy inside the soil, which is the only element with high thermal capacitance. Its specific part kinds of heating exchangers along each month of an entire cultivation period- hot air convector, aerial of the greenhouse (soil charicteristics, crop density, cover transparency). (*) Auteur auquel doit Atre adress4e la

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Observation of a Magnetic Modulation of the Lattice Electric-Field Gradient of Fe2+ Substituted in 1T-TaS2  

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An unusual temperature dependence of the quadrupole splitting of Fe2+ in 1T-Fe0.1Ta0.9S2 can be understood in terms of a magnetic modulation of the lattice electric-field gradient. This modulation is produced by a strictive interaction between the local lattice environment and the continuous low-spin-high-spin transition of Fe2+. The onset of the charge-density-wave instability can also be observed.

M. Eibschütz and M. E. Lines

1977-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of diffusion and surface interactions on the line shape of electron paramagnetic resonances in the presence of a magnetic field gradient  

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In an evanescent wave magnetometer the Zeeman polarization is probed at micrometer to submicrometer distances from the cell surface. The electron paramagnetic resonance lines of an evanescent wave magnetometer in the presence of a magnetic field gradient exhibit edge enhancement seen previously in nuclear magnetic resonance lines. We present a theoretical model that describes quantitatively the shape of the magnetic resonance lines of an evanescent wave magnetometer under a wide range of experimental conditions. It accounts for diffusion broadening in the presence of a magnetic field gradient as well as interactions of spin polarized Rb atoms with the coated Pyrex glass surfaces. Depending on the field gradient, cell thickness, and buffer gas pressure, the resonance line may have the form of a single asymmetric peak or two peaks localized near the front and back surfaces in frequency space. The double-peaked response depends on average characteristics of the surface interactions. Its shape is sensitive to the dwell time, relaxation probability, and average phase shift of adsorbed spin polarized Rb atoms.

M. Schaden; K. F. Zhao; Z. Wu

2007-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Mini Review Appl. Chem. Eng., Vol. 25, No. 2, April 2014, 134-141  

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(biochemical platform), (ther- mochemical platform), (Microorganism platform), (Combined Heat & Power

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Combined short scale roughness and surface dielectric function gradient effects on the determination of tip-sample force in atomic force microscopy  

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The contribution of tip roughness to the van der Waals force between an atomic force microscopy probe tip and the sample is calculated using the multilayer effective medium model, which allows us to consider the relevant case of roughness characterized by correlation length and amplitude in the nanometer scale. The effect of the surface dielectric function gradient is incorporated in the tip-sample force model. It is concluded that for rms roughness in the few nanometers range the effect of short scale tip roughness is quite significant.

Gusso, André, E-mail: gusso@metal.eeimvr.uff.br [Departamento de Ciências Exatas-EEIMVR, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Volta Redonda, RJ 27255-125 (Brazil)] [Departamento de Ciências Exatas-EEIMVR, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Volta Redonda, RJ 27255-125 (Brazil)

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A Non-scaling Fixed Field Alternating Gradient Accelerator for the Final Acceleration Stage of the International Design Study of the Neutrino Factory.  

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The International Design Study of the Neutrino Factory (IDS-NF) has recently completed its Interim Design Report (IDR), which presents our current baseline design of the neutrino factory. To increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of acceleration, the IDR design uses a linear non-scaling fixed field alternating gradient accelerator (FFAG) for its final acceleration stage. We present the current lattice design of that FFAG, including the main ring plus its injection and extraction systems. We describe parameters for the main ring magnets, kickers, and septa, as well as the power supplies for the kickers. We present a first pass at an engineering layout for the ring and its subsystems.

Berg, J.S.; Aslaninejad, M.; Pasternak, J.; Witte, H.; Bliss, N. Cordwell M.; Jones, T.; Muir, A., Kelliher, D.; Machida, S.

2011-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A Flux-Gradient System for Simultaneous Measurement of the CH4, CO2, and H2O Fluxes at a Lake–Air Interface  

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This study aims to test the performance of a flux-gradient system for simultaneous measurement of the fluxes of water vapor, CO2, and CH4 at a lake–air interface. ... The K parametrization(32) has been successfully deployed for flux observations in terrestrial ecosystems,(33) but to the best of the authors’ knowledge, extensive testing of this method for lake systems has not yet been reported in the published literature. ... This correction procedure has been thoroughly tested by the manufacturer up to a water vapor concentration of 1 %v. ...

Wei Xiao; Shoudong Liu; Hanchao Li; Qitao Xiao; Wei Wang; Zhenghua Hu; Cheng Hu; Yunqiu Gao; Jing Shen; Xiaoyan Zhao; Mi Zhang; Xuhui Lee

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Design and production of efficient current leads for 1500-A, 50-Hz service in a 77-4 K temperature gradient  

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Two arrays of BSCCO 2223 bars were designed and produced for use in current leads for a power utility fault-current limiter operating at 4 K. Each conduction-cooled array, consisting of four parallel bars arranged within a 100-mm-diameter boundary, delivered 1,500 A peak, 50-Hz AC through a 77-4 K temperature gradient while dissipating < 0.2 W. The sinter-forged bars displayed DC critical current densities of 950--1,300 A/cm{sup 2} at 77 K and > 5,000 A/cm{sup 2} at 4 K. Magnetic field sensitivity was relatively low. Thermal conductivity tests showed values higher than literature values for polycrystalline BSCCO 2223 made by other processes.

Balachandran, U.; Youngdahl, C.A.; Lanagan, M.T. [and others

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Spectroscopy of 24 A supergiants in the Sculptor galaxy NGC 300: Flux weighted gravity luminosity relationship, metallicity and metallicity gradient  

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A quantitative spectral analysis of 24 A supergiants in the Sculptor Group spiral galaxy NGC 300 at a distance of 1.9 Mpc is presented. A new method is introduced to analyze low resolution (~5 AE) spectra, which yields metallicities accurate to 0.2 dex including the uncertainties arising from the errors in Teff (5%) and log g (0.2 dex). For the first time the stellar metallicity gradient based on elements such as titanium and iron in a galaxy beyond the Local Group is investigated. Solar metallicity is measured in the center and 0.3 solar in the outskirts and a logarithmic gradient of -0.08 dex/kpc. An average reddening of E(B-V)~0.12 mag is obtained, however with a large variation from 0.07 to 0.24 mag. We also determine stellar radii, luminosities and masses and discuss the evolutionary status. Finally, the observed relationship between absolute bolometric magnitudes M_{bol} and flux weighted gravities g_{F} = g/Teff^4 is investigated. At high temperatures the strengths of the Balmer lines depends solely on the flux-weighted gravity, which allows a precise direct determination of log g_{F} with an accuracy of 0.05 to 0.1 dex. We find a tight relationship between M_{bol} and log g_{F} in agreement with stellar evolution theory. Combining these new results with previous work on Local Group galaxies we obtain a new flux weighted gravity luminosity relationship (FGLR), which is very well defined and appears to be an excellent alternative tool to determine distances to galaxies.

R. -P. Kudritzki; M. A. Urbaneja; F. Bresolin; N. Przybilla; W. Gieren; G. Pietrzynski

2008-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution, mixing behavior, and transformation of dissolved inorganic phosphorus and suspended particulate phosphorus along a salinity gradient in the Changjiang Estuary  

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Abstract Surface water and suspended particulate matter (SPM) samples were collected along a salinity gradient in the Changjiang Estuary in June, 2011 to examine the distribution, mixing behavior and transformation of dissolved and particulate phosphorus (P) species. Particulate P was fractionated into five size fractions using a water elutriation method, followed by a sequential extraction procedure (SEDEX). Dissolved inorganic P (DIP) concentrations ranged from 0.53 to 3.02 ?mol L? 1 with a mean of 1.44 ?mol L? 1, while total particulate P (TPP) concentrations ranged from 20.56 to 26.90 ?mol L? 1 (24.21 ?mol L? 1). The variation of DIP and P species in both bulk and size fractionated particles along the salinity gradient indicated a significant transformation between different P phases, especially for labile P such as exchangeable P (Ex-P), organic P (Or-P) and Fe-bound P (Fe-P) in a particulate P pool. Among all P forms, detrital P (De-P) and Or-P in SPM were the most abundant, accounting for 43.9% and 26.1% of TPP in bulk particles. De-P increased with increasing particle grain size, with an average concentration of 8.92 ± 2.20 ?mol g? 1 in the clay fraction ( 63 ?m), whereas Or-P and other P forms decreased gradually with increasing grain size. The average concentration of Or-P in clay fraction was 6.93 ± 1.92 ?mol g? 1 and it decreased to 1.59 ± 0.61 ?mol g? 1 in the sand fraction. The flux of bioavailable P (BAP, sum of Ex-P, Or-P and Fe-P) in clay fraction (< 8 ?m), defined as “truly” suspended particles, was estimated to be 0.21 × 104 t P yr? 1 and accounted for 29% of the bulk BAP flux. The particulate P to specific surface area ratios (P/SSA) was lower in fine suspended particles than in coarse particles, indicating lower preservation of P in these particles. When compared with the bed sediments of the Changjiang Estuary, the P/SSA loadings in fractionated suspended particles were maintained at the same level for De-P and Fe-P, slightly higher for authigenic P (Au-P) and refractory P (Re-P) and obviously higher for labile P such as Ex-P and Or-P, further indicating the differential behavior of P forms during particle settlement in this dynamic estuary.

Jia Meng; Zhigang Yu; Qingzhen Yao; Thomas S. Bianchi; Adina Paytan; Bin Zhao; Huihui Pan; Peng Yao

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Identification of small-scale low and high permeability layers using single well forced-gradient tracer tests: Fluorescent dye imaging and modelling at the laboratory-scale  

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Abstract Heterogeneity in aquifer permeability, which creates paths of varying mass flux and spatially complex contaminant plumes, can complicate the interpretation of contaminant fate and transport in groundwater. Identifying the location of high mass flux paths is critical for the reliable estimation of solute transport parameters and design of groundwater remediation schemes. Dipole flow tracer tests (DFTTs) and push-pull tests (PPTs) are single well forced-gradient tests which have been used at field-scale to estimate aquifer hydraulic and transport properties. In this study, the potential for \\{PPTs\\} and \\{DFTTs\\} to resolve the location of layered high- and low-permeability layers in granular porous media was investigated with a pseudo 2-D bench-scale aquifer model. Finite element fate and transport modelling was also undertaken to identify appropriate set-ups for in situ tests to determine the type, magnitude, location and extent of such layered permeability contrasts at the field-scale. The characteristics of flow patterns created during experiments were evaluated using fluorescent dye imaging and compared with the breakthrough behaviour of an inorganic conservative tracer. The experimental results show that tracer breakthrough during \\{PPTs\\} is not sensitive to minor permeability contrasts for conditions where there is no hydraulic gradient. In contrast, \\{DFTTs\\} are sensitive to the type and location of permeability contrasts in the host media and could potentially be used to establish the presence and location of high or low mass flux paths. Numerical modelling shows that the tracer peak breakthrough time and concentration in a DFTT is sensitive to the magnitude of the permeability contrast (defined as the permeability of the layer over the permeability of the bulk media) between values of 0.01–20. \\{DFTTs\\} are shown to be more sensitive to deducing variations in the contrast, location and size of aquifer layered permeability contrasts when a shorter central packer is used. However, larger packer sizes are more likely to be practical for field-scale applications, with fewer tests required to characterise a given aquifer section. The sensitivity of \\{DFTTs\\} to identify layered permeability contrasts was not affected by test flow rate.

Gareth L. Barns; Steven F. Thornton; Ryan D. Wilson

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An attempt to minimize the temperature gradient along a plug-flow methane/steam reforming reactor by adopting locally controlled heating zones  

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Plug flow reactors are very common in the chemical process industry, including methane/steam reforming applications. Their operation presents many challenges, such as a strong dependence of temperature and composition distribution on the inlet conditions. The strongly endothermic methane/steam reforming reaction might result in a temperature drop at the inlet of the reactor and consequently the occurrence of large temperature gradients. The strongly non-uniform temperature distribution due to endothermic chemical reaction can have tremendous consequences on the operation of the reactor, such as catalyst degradation, undesired side reactions and thermal stresses. To avoid such unfavorable conditions, thermal management of the reactor becomes an important issue. To carry out thermal management properly, detailed modeling and corresponding numerical analyses of the phenomena occurring inside the reforming system is required. This paper presents experimental and numerical studies on the methane/steam reforming process inside a plug-flow reactor. To optimize the reforming reactors, detailed data about the entire reforming process is required. In this study the kinetics of methane/steam reforming on the Ni/YSZ catalyst was experimentally investigated. Measurements including different thermal boundary conditions, the fuel flow rate and the steam- to-methane ratios were performed. The reforming rate equation derived from experimental data was used in the numerical model to predict gas composition and temperature distribution along the steam-reforming reactor. Finally, an attempt was made to control the temperature distribution by adopting locally controlled heating zones.

M Mozdzierz; G Brus; A Sciazko; Y Komatsu; S Kimijima; J S Szmyd

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Watershed scale fungal community characterization along a pH gradient in a subsurface environment co-contaminated with uranium and nitrate  

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The objective of this study was to characterize fungal communities in a subsurface environment co-contaminated with uranium and nitrate at the watershed scale, and to determine the potential contribution of fungi to contaminant transformation (nitrate attenuation). The abundance, distribution and diversity of fungi in subsurface groundwater samples were determined using quantitative and semi-quantitative molecular techniques, including quantitative PCR of eukaryotic SSU rRNA genes and pyrosequencing of fungal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions. Potential bacterial and fungal denitrification was assessed in sediment-groundwater slurries amended with antimicrobial compounds and in fungal pure cultures isolated from subsurface. Our results demonstrate that subsurface fungal communities are dominated by members of the phylum Ascomycota, and a pronounced shift in fungal community composition occurs across the groundwater pH gradient at the field site, with lower diversity observed under acidic (pH < 4.5) conditions. Fungal isolates recovered from subsurface sediments were shown to reduce nitrate to nitrous oxide, including cultures of the genus Coniochaeta that were detected in abundance in pyrosequence libraries of site groundwater samples. Denitrifying fungal isolates recovered from the site were classified, and found to be distributed broadly within the phylum Ascomycota, and within a single genus within the Basidiomycota. Potential denitrification rate assays with sediment-groundwater slurries showed the potential for subsurface fungi to reduce nitrate to nitrous oxide under in situ acidic pH conditions.

Jasrotia, Puja [Florida State University, Tallahassee] [Florida State University, Tallahassee; Green, Stefan [University of Illinois, Chicago] [University of Illinois, Chicago; Canion, Andy [Florida State University, Tallahassee] [Florida State University, Tallahassee; Overholt, Will [Florida State University, Tallahassee] [Florida State University, Tallahassee; Prakash, Om [Florida State University, Tallahassee] [Florida State University, Tallahassee; Wafula, Dennis [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta] [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta; Hubbard, Daniela [Florida State University, Tallahassee] [Florida State University, Tallahassee; Watson, David B [ORNL] [ORNL; Schadt, Christopher Warren [ORNL] [ORNL; Brooks, Scott C [ORNL] [ORNL; Kostka, [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta] [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

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Exploring the limit of accuracy for density functionals based on the generalized gradient approximation: Local, global hybrid, and range-separated hybrid functionals with and without dispersion corrections  

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The limit of accuracy for semi-empirical generalized gradient approximation (GGA) density functionals is explored by parameterizing a variety of local, global hybrid, and range-separated hybrid functionals. The training methodology employed differs from conventional approaches in 2 main ways: (1) Instead of uniformly truncating the exchange, same-spin correlation, and opposite-spin correlation functional inhomogeneity correction factors, all possible fits up to fourth order are considered, and (2) Instead of selecting the optimal functionals based solely on their training set performance, the fits are validated on an independent test set and ranked based on their overall performance on the training and test sets. The 3 different methods of accounting for exchange are trained both with and without dispersion corrections (DFT-D2 and VV10), resulting in a total of 491 508 candidate functionals. For each of the 9 functional classes considered, the results illustrate the trade-off between improved training set performance and diminished transferability. Since all 491 508 functionals are uniformly trained and tested, this methodology allows the relative strengths of each type of functional to be consistently compared and contrasted. The range-separated hybrid GGA functional paired with the VV10 nonlocal correlation functional emerges as the most accurate form for the present training and test sets, which span thermochemical energy differences, reaction barriers, and intermolecular interactions involving lighter main group elements.

Mardirossian, Narbe; Head-Gordon, Martin, E-mail: mhg@cchem.berkeley.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

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Linear electric field frequency shift (important for next generation electric dipole moment searches) induced in confined gases by a magnetic field gradient  

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The search for particle electric dipole moments (edm) represents a most promising way to search for physics beyond the standard model. A number of groups are planning a new generation of experiments using stored gases of various kinds. In order to achieve the target sensitivities it will be necessary to deal with the systematic error resulting from the interaction of the well-known $\\overrightarrow{v}\\times \\overrightarrow{E}$ field with magnetic field gradients (often referred to as the geometric phase effect (Commins, ED; Am. J. Phys. \\QTR{bf}{59}, 1077 (1991), Pendlebury, JM \\QTR{em}{et al;} Phys. Rev. \\QTR{bf}{A70}, 032102 (2004)). This interaction produces a frequency shift linear in the electric field, mimicking an edm. In this work we introduce an analytic form for the velocity auto-correlation function which determines the velocity-position correlation function which in turn determines the behavior of the frequency shift (Lamoreaux, SK and Golub, R; Phys. Rev \\QTR{bf}{A71}, 032104 (2005)) and show how it depends on the operating conditions of the experiment. We also discuss some additional issues.

Authors A. L. Barabanov; R. Golub; S. K. Lamoreaux

2006-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining potential benefits of combining a chimney with a salinity gradient solar pond for production of power in salt affected areas  

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The concept of combining a salinity gradient solar pond with a chimney to produce power in salt affected areas is examined. Firstly the causes of salinity in salt affected areas of northern Victoria, Australia are discussed. Existing salinity mitigation schemes are introduced and the integration of solar ponds with those schemes is discussed. Later it is shown how a solar pond can be combined with a chimney incorporating an air turbine for the production of power. Following the introduction of this concept the preliminary design is presented for a demonstration power plant incorporating a solar pond of area 6 hectares and depth 3 m with a 200 m tall chimney of 10 m diameter. The performance, including output power and efficiency of the proposed plant operating in northern Victoria is analysed and the results are discussed. The paper also discusses the overall advantages of using a solar pond with a chimney for production of power including the use of the large thermal mass of a solar pond as a practical and efficient method of storing collected solar energy.

Aliakbar Akbarzadeh; Peter Johnson; Randeep Singh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gradient-corrected exchange potential with the correct asymptotic behavior and the corresponding exchange-energy functional obtained from the virial theorem  

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In density-functional theory (DFT), Perdew, Parr, Levy, and Balduz [Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 1691 (1982)] have shown that for all the electronic systems, the energy of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) is equal to the negative of the ionization potential. This equality is not recovered within the different approximations of the exchange-correlation functional proposed in the literature. The main reason is that the exchange-correlation potentials of various functionals used in DFT calculations decay rapidly to zero whereas they should exhibit a Coulombic asymptotic -1/r behavior. In this work we propose a gradient-corrected (GC) exchange potential with a correct asymptotic -1/r form for large values of r. The energy of the HOMO calculated with this potential is improved compared to the local-density approximation (LDA) and to the GC functionals widely used in the DFT. Our HOMO eigenvalues are compared to the optimized-potential-model eigenvalues which are the exact values for the exchange-only potential. Using the fact that the LDA satisfies the virial theorem, the exchange energy corresponding to this GC exchange potential can be calculated under a simple assumption.

A. Lembarki; F. Rogemond; H. Chermette

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly Energy Review - November 2000  

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November 2000 November 2000 www.eia.doe.gov Energy Information Administration On the Web at: www.eia.doe.gov/mer Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statisti cs cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are international energy and ther- mal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes

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Workmen Workmen adjust valves on a Panhandle Eastern pipeline. Energy Information Administration / Natural Gas Annual 1997 237 Metric and Thermal Conversion Tables Metric Conversions Table B1 presents Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States for 1993 through 1997 in metric units of mea- sure. Volumes are shown in cubic meters instead of cubic feet. Prices are shown in dollars per thousand cubic meters instead of dollars per thousand cubic feet. The data in this ta- ble have been converted from the data that appear in Table 1 of this report. Thermal Conversions Table B2 presents the thermal (Btu) conversion factors and the converted data for natural gas supply and disposition from 1993 through 1997. A brief documentation for the ther- mal conversion factors follows: · Marketed Production. The conversion factor is calcu- lated by adding the total heat content of dry production

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184 184 Energy Information Administration / Natural Gas Annual 2001 Metric and Thermal Conversion Tables Metric Conversions Table B1 presents Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States for 1997 through 2001 in metric units of mea- sure. Volumes are shown in cubic meters instead of cubic feet. Prices are shown in dollars per thousand cubic meters instead of dollars per thousand cubic feet. The data in this ta- ble have been converted from the data that appear in Table 1 of this report. Thermal Conversions Table B2 presents the thermal (Btu) conversion factors and the converted data for natural gas supply and disposition from 1997 through 2001. A brief documentation for the ther- mal conversion factors follows: · Marketed Production. The conversion factor is calcu- lated by adding the total heat content of dry production to the total heat content of extraction loss and dividing

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66 66 Energy Information Administration / Natural Gas Annual 2002 Metric and Thermal Conversion Tables Metric Conversions Table B1 presents Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States for 1998 through 2002 in metric units of mea- sure. Volumes are shown in cubic meters instead of cubic feet. Prices are shown in dollars per thousand cubic meters instead of dollars per thousand cubic feet. The data in this ta- ble have been converted from the data that appear in Table 1 of this report. Thermal Conversions Table B2 presents the thermal (Btu) conversion factors and the converted data for natural gas supply and disposition from 1998 through 2002. A brief documentation for the ther- mal conversion factors follows: · Marketed Production. The conversion factor is calcu- lated by adding the total heat content of dry production to the total heat content of extraction loss and dividing

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An An overhead pipeline crossing on the White River near Newport, Arkansas. 237 Energy Information Administration / Natural Gas Annual 1998 Metric and Thermal Conversion Tables Metric Conversions Table B1 presents Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States for 1994 through 1998 in metric units of mea- sure. Volumes are shown in cubic meters instead of cubic feet. Prices are shown in dollars per thousand cubic meters instead of dollars per thousand cubic feet. The data in this ta- ble have been converted from the data that appear in Table 1 of this report. Thermal Conversions Table B2 presents the thermal (Btu) conversion factors and the converted data for natural gas supply and disposition from 1994 through 1998. A brief documentation for the ther- mal conversion factors follows: · Marketed Production. The conversion factor is calcu- lated by adding the total heat content

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advances, higher oil prices, advances, higher oil prices, reduced costs, and environmental needs have aligned to create a "perfect storm" of growth opportunity for a well-established method for enhancing oil recovery (EOR) in the U.S.: carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) flooding. The U.S. Department of Energy is sup- porting critical research to help America's oil producers take full advantage of that growth opportunity (see table on p. 3). CO 2 flooding is the fastest-growing EOR technique in the U.S. While production vol- umes and the number of projects for ther- mal, chemical, and other EOR processes have fallen off sharply since 1980, the num- ber of CO 2 projects has more than tripled, to more than 70 projects as of yearend 2004. Meanwhile, CO 2 production volumes have jumped twentyfold since the early 1980s

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215 215 Energy Information Administration / Natural Gas Annual 2000 Metric and Thermal Conversion Tables Metric Conversions Table B1 presents Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States for 1996 through 2000 in metric units of mea- sure. Volumes are shown in cubic meters instead of cubic feet. Prices are shown in dollars per thousand cubic meters instead of dollars per thousand cubic feet. The data in this ta- ble have been converted from the data that appear in Table 1 of this report. Thermal Conversions Table B2 presents the thermal (Btu) conversion factors and the converted data for natural gas supply and disposition from 1996 through 2000. A brief documentation for the ther- mal conversion factors follows: · Marketed Production. The conversion factor is calcu- lated by adding the total heat content of dry production to the total heat content of extraction loss and dividing

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Short time proton dynamics in bulk ice and in porous anode solid oxide fuel cell materials  

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Oxygen reduction and incorporation into solid electrolytes and the reverse reaction of oxygen evolution play a cru-cial role in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) applications. However a detailed un derstanding of the kinetics of the cor-responding reactions, i.e. on reaction mechanisms, rate limiting steps, reaction paths, electrocatalytic role of materials, is still missing. These include a thorough characterization of the binding potentials experienced by protons in the lattice. We report results of Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS) measurements of the vibrational state of the protons in Ni- YSZ highly porous composites (75% to 90% ), a ceramic-metal material showing a high electrical conductivity and ther mal stability, which is known to be most effectively used as anodes for solid ox ide fuel cells. The results are compared with INS and Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering (DINS) experiments on the proton binding states in bulk ice.

Basoli, Francesco [Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy] [Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy; Senesi, Roberto [ORNL] [ORNL; Kolesnikov, Alexander I [ORNL] [ORNL; Licoccia, Silvia [NAST Center, University of Roma "Tor Vergata"] [NAST Center, University of Roma "Tor Vergata"

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Disentanglement in a two-qubit system subjected to dissipation environments RID A-4660-2010  

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. In the interaction picture, the Hamiltonian of the atom- field coupled system has the form #1;#1;=1#2; H = #5; k #3;gk#1;1#2;ei#1;#2;?#3;k#2;t#6;a1#7;#8;b1#6;ak + H.c.#4; + #5; k #3;gk#1;2#2;ei#1;#2;?#3;k#2;t#6;a2#7;#8;b2#6;bk + H.c.#4; , #1;1#2; where #6;bi... matrix of the atoms interacting with their local ther- mal reservoirs of mean thermal photon numbers m and n: d#4; dt = ? 1 2 #5;1#1;m + 1#2;#3;#6;+1#6;?1#4; ? 2#6;?1#4;#6;+1 + #4;#6;+1#6;?1#4; ? 1 2 #5;1m#3;#6; ? 1#6;+ 1#4; ? 2#6;+ 1...

Ikram, Manzoor; Li, Fu-li; Zubairy, M. Suhail

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Geometric integration using discrete gradients  

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...for a > 0 (the damped case (Hale & Kocak 1991)). Observe that...as the isothermal equations of gas dynamics and the full Euler equations...pointing out the reference by Hale & Kocak (1991), and B. van...fields. New York: Springer. Hale, J. & Kocak, H. 1991 Dynamics...

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Porosity gradients in marine sediments  

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. The objectives of this study are: 1. To use selected Hydraulic Piston Core, porosity versus depth data (collected by shipboard sciennsts from DSDP Leg 64 to ODP Leg 120) and group it according to the major sediment type (Fig. 1) and to develop a data base... sites from DSDP Leg 64 to ODP Leg 120 were studied in an effort to determine the primary factors controlling the change in pomsity with depth. Each porosity vs. depth profile was divided into "compositional slices" which were grouped into seven...

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Mesh modification using deformation gradients  

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Computer-generated character animation, where human or anthropomorphic characters are animated to tell a story, holds tremendous potential to enrich education, human communication, perception, and entertainment. However, ...

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Suitability of salt-gradient solar ponds for electrical power generation in the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Guam, and American Samoa  

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The procedures and findings of a study to assess the suitability of salt-gradient solar ponds for base-load (firm) electricity generation in the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI), Guam and American Samoa are described. The general conclusion is that solar pond power plants (SPPPs) are viable both technically and economically for some applications, possibly including atolls. The most practical immediate application would be to small and intermediate power users such as villages and airports. It is recommended that (1) at least one small SPPP be built immediately on a dry land site such as for the main village on Peleliu, Palau, (considered in this report) or at other identified feasible sites, and (2) that a design study be conducted to adapt the technology to atoll sites. This study was carried out by first reviewing all available literature on solar ponds and the regions concerned. All the regions in question were visited. Several sites were selected for specific study and SPPP conceptual designs were developed for these sites. These sites are (1) North Peleliu, Palau, with (2) Peleliu airport as an auxiliary site, (3) Aimeliik, Palau, and (4) atoll environments. Cultural, political, environmental and legal considerations were given equal weight with technical and economic factors, and locally resident persons were used as interpreters and liaisons. There exists strong support in the government and the community to develop these proposed site-specific SPPPs and land is available. Power needs were defined, construction and operation costs were calculated and performance was predicted for the site-specific designs. The results of the Palau site-specific studies were generalized to other areas and environments in the TTPI, Guam and American Samoa. An economic analysis of the SPPP conceptual design developed for Palau was made using the discounted cash flow method.

McCord, T.B.; Bathen, K.H.; Boesgaard, H.; Fanale, F.P.; McCord, C.S.; Scudder, R.J.; Weeks, D.D.; Yuen, J.W.L.

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Experimental determination of the radial dose distribution in high gradient regions around {sup 192}Ir wires: Comparison of electron paramagnetic resonance imaging, films, and Monte Carlo simulations  

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Purpose: The experimental determination of doses at proximal distances from radioactive sources is difficult because of the steepness of the dose gradient. The goal of this study was to determine the relative radial dose distribution for a low dose rate {sup 192}Ir wire source using electron paramagnetic resonance imaging (EPRI) and to compare the results to those obtained using Gafchromic EBT film dosimetry and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. Methods: Lithium formate and ammonium formate were chosen as the EPR dosimetric materials and were used to form cylindrical phantoms. The dose distribution of the stable radiation-induced free radicals in the lithium formate and ammonium formate phantoms was assessed by EPRI. EBT films were also inserted inside in ammonium formate phantoms for comparison. MC simulation was performed using the MCNP4C2 software code. Results: The radical signal in irradiated ammonium formate is contained in a single narrow EPR line, with an EPR peak-to-peak linewidth narrower than that of lithium formate ({approx}0.64 and 1.4 mT, respectively). The spatial resolution of EPR images was enhanced by a factor of 2.3 using ammonium formate compared to lithium formate because its linewidth is about 0.75 mT narrower than that of lithium formate. The EPRI results were consistent to within 1% with those of Gafchromic EBT films and MC simulations at distances from 1.0 to 2.9 mm. The radial dose values obtained by EPRI were about 4% lower at distances from 2.9 to 4.0 mm than those determined by MC simulation and EBT film dosimetry. Conclusions: Ammonium formate is a suitable material under certain conditions for use in brachytherapy dosimetry using EPRI. In this study, the authors demonstrated that the EPRI technique allows the estimation of the relative radial dose distribution at short distances for a {sup 192}Ir wire source.

Kolbun, N.; Leveque, Ph.; Abboud, F.; Bol, A.; Vynckier, S.; Gallez, B. [Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Unit, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Universite catholique de Louvain, Avenue Mounier 73.40, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium); Molecular Imaging and Experimental Radiotherapy Unit, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, Universite catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 55, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium); Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Unit, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Universite catholique de Louvain, Avenue Mounier 73.40, B-1200 Brussels (Belgium)

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An nual En ergy Re view 2001  

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An nual En ergy Re view 2001 An nual En ergy Re view 2001 The An nual En ergy Re view (AER) pres ents the En ergy In for ma tion Ad min - is tra tion's his tor i cal en ergy sta tis tics. For many se ries, sta tis tics are given for ev ery year from 1949 through 2001. The sta tis tics, ex pressed in ei ther phys i cal units or Brit ish ther mal units, cover all ma jor en ergy ac tiv i ties, in - clud ing con sump tion, pro duc tion, trade, stocks, and prices, for all ma jor en - ergy com mod i ties, in clud ing fos sil fu els, elec tric ity, and re new able en ergy sources. Pub li ca tion of this re port is re quired un der Pub lic Law 95-91 (De part ment of En ergy Or ga ni za tion Act), Sec tion 205(c), and is in keep ing with re spon - si bil i ties given to the En ergy In for ma tion Ad min is tra tion un der Sec tion

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High Gradient Acceleration in a 17 GHz Photocathode RF Gun* S. C. Chen, J. Gonichon, 1;. C-L. Lin, R. J. Temkin, S. Trotz, B. G. Danly, and J. S. Wurtele  

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High Gradient Acceleration in a 17 GHz Photocathode RF Gun* S. C. Chen, J. Gonichon, 1;. C-L. Lin.icle acceleration at high mi- ccowave (RF) frequencies are under study at hIIT. The 17 GHz photocathode RF gun has, efforts have been made recent,ly t,o creat,e novel electron beam sources.[l] While existing RF guns

Wurtele, Jonathan