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Preliminary ecotoxicity assessment thresholds: Setting screening values for terrestrial systems  

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How does one address the question of what level of environmental contamination causes adverse effects in plants and wildlife based solely on information from the ecotoxicology literature? One is confronted with a database derived from studies conducted in different laboratories, with different protocols, on different species that address different toxicity endpoints. Rarely will this information be directly applicable to the species of interest. How then are priorities set to sort the literature data in order of relevance to needs? Using decision analysis theory in an analytical hierarchy procedure the authors queried a panel of experts to define which components of a study make it more or less applicable to determining toxicity thresholds for organisms in their natural environment. A questionnaire guided them through a series of pairwise comparisons that enabled them to rank the importance of study duration, endpoint, and other reported variables. Each study from the literature can then be ranked according to the relative weights given to each of the categories and its usefulness determined for setting threshold values for a species of interest.

Fairbrother, A.; Kapustka, L.A.; Anderson, S.A. [Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., Corvallis, OR (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of threshold levels for Warner-Bratzler shear force of beef value cuts  

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IDENTIFICATION OF THRESHOLD LEVELS FOR WARNER-BRATZLER SHEAR FORCE OF BEEF VALUE CUTS A Thesis by LEEANN SITKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2007 Major Subject: Animal Science IDENTIFICATION OF THRESHOLD LEVELS FOR WARNER-BRATZLER SHEAR FORCE OF BEEF VALUE CUTS A Thesis by LEEANN SITKA Submitted to the Office...

Sitka, LeeAnn

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Limits to Value in Electronic Commerce-Related IT Investments  

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This paper extends the limits-to-value model of Davern and Kauffman to explore market and process-level factors that impact value flows to firms for their information technology (IT) investments. We characterize IT value in terms of potential value and ... Keywords: Business Value Case Study Corporate Travel Industry Ey Words And Phrases Conversion Barriers Electronic Commerce Information Technology Investments Valuation Barriers

Alina M. Chircu; Robert J. Kauffman

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limiting absorption principle for some long range perturbations of Dirac systems at threshold energies  

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We establish a limiting absorption principle for some long range perturbations of the Dirac systems at threshold energies. We cover multi-center interactions with small coupling constants. The analysis is reduced to study a family of non-self-adjoint operators. The technique is based on a positive commutator theory for non self-adjoint operators, which we develop in appendix. We also discuss some applications to the dispersive Helmholzt model in the quantum regime.

Nabile Boussaid; Sylvain Golénia

2009-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Sorting out Q values, threshold energies and level excitations in ENDL and ENDF  

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While attempting to convert data to/from ENDF and ENDL, I discovered inconsistencies in the treatment of Q values in ENDF. These are my notes documenting these inconsistencies. The most interesting section is the last section where I compare Q values in JENDL-3.3 and ENDF/B-VII{beta}1 for various Americium isotopes.

Brown, D A

2005-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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On using Extreme Values to detect global stability thresholds in multi-stable systems: The case of transitional plane Couette flow  

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Extreme Value Theory (EVT) is exploited to determine the global stability threshold $R_g$ of plane Couette flow --the flow of a viscous fluid in the space between two parallel plates-- whose laminar or turbulent behavior depends on the Reynolds number R. Even if the existence of a global stability threshold has been detected in simulations and experiments, its numerical value has not been unequivocally defined. $R_g$ is the value such that for $R > R_g$ turbulence is sustained, whereas for $R energy fluctuations. When $R_g$, both the positive and negative extremes are bounded. As the critical Reynolds number is approached from above, the probability of observing a very low minimum increases causing asymmetries in the distributions of maxima and minima. On the other hand, the maxima distribution is unaffected as the fluctuations towards higher values of the perturbation energy remain bounded. This tipping point can be detected by fitting the data to the Generalized Extreme Value (GEV) distribution and by identifying $R_g$ as the value of $R$ such that the shape parameter of the GEV for the minima changes sign from negative to positive. The results are supported by the analysis of theoretical models which feature a bistable behavior.

Davide Faranda; Valerio Lucarini; Paul Manneville; Jeroen Wouters

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Singular limits of a two-dimensional boundary value problem arising in corrosion modelling  

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Singular limits of a two-dimensional boundary value problem arising in corrosion modelling Juan D boundary . A very common boundary condition arising in corrosion modelling in a planar sample represented u on . We refer the reader to [11] and [4] for the derivation of this and related corrosion models

Ceragioli, Francesca

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Detection threshold  

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Detection threshold or recognition differential is defined as the signal?to?noise ratio at the beamformer output required for detection. An introduction to this topic is provided in Uricks’ Principles of Underwater Sound. The subject is frequently a source of confusion due to the multiple possible definitions of signal?to?noise ratio the effects of nonlinearities in the signal processing and the overall complexity of the sonar operators job of signal recognition in real?world clutter. In this paper a review of the basic theory of mathematical relationships are provided followed by a discussion of practical limitations in applying simple formulas to performance predictions. The relationships of detection threshold to the signal?processing approach and background?noise statistics are discussed. Active sonars in both noise and reverberation as well as passive sonars involving energy detection spectral analysis and cross correlators are discussed.

Henry Cox

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limiter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A limiter with a specially contoured front face is provided. The front face of the limiter (the plasma-side face) is flat with a central indentation. In addition, the limiter shape is cylindrically symmetric so that the limiter can be rotated for greater heat distribution. This limiter shape accommodates the various power scrape-off distances lambda p, which depend on the parallel velocity, V/sub parallel/, of the impacting particles.

Cohen, S.A.; Hosea, J.C.; Timberlake, J.R.

1984-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Limiter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A limiter with a specially contoured front face accommodates the various power scrape-off distances .lambda..sub.p, which depend on the parallel velocity, V.sub..parallel., of the impacting particles. The front face of the limiter (the plasma-side face) is flat with a central indentation. In addition, the limiter shape is cylindrically symmetric so that the limiter can be rotated for greater heat distribution.

Cohen, Samuel A. (Hopewell, NJ); Hosea, Joel C. (Princeton, NJ); Timberlake, John R. (Allentown, NJ)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Screening values for Non-Carcinogenic Hanford Waste Tank Vapor Chemicals that Lack Established Occupational Exposure Limits  

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Over 1,500 different volatile chemicals have been reported in the headspaces of tanks used to store high-level radioactive waste at the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site. Concern about potential exposure of tank farm workers to these chemicals has prompted efforts to evaluate their toxicity, identify chemicals that pose the greatest risk, and incorporate that information into the tank farms industrial hygiene worker protection program. Established occupation exposure limits for individual chemicals and petroleum hydrocarbon mixtures have been used elsewhere to evaluate about 900 of the chemicals. In this report headspace concentration screening values were established for the remaining 600 chemicals using available industrial hygiene and toxicological data. Screening values were intended to be more than an order of magnitude below concentrations that may cause adverse health effects in workers, assuming a 40-hour/week occupational exposure. Screening values were compared to the maximum reported headspace concentrations.

Poet, Torka S.; Mast, Terryl J.; Huckaby, James L.

2006-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting percolation thresholds in networks  

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We consider different methods, that do not rely on numerical simulations of the percolation process, to approximate percolation thresholds in networks. We perform a systematic analysis on synthetic graphs and a collection of 109 real networks to quantify their effectiveness and reliability as prediction tools. Our study reveals that the inverse of the largest eigenvalue of the non-backtracking matrix of the graph often provides a tight lower bound for true percolation threshold. However, in more than 40% of the cases, this indicator is less predictive than the naive expectation value based solely on the moments of the degree distribution. We find that the performance of all indicators becomes worse as the value of the true percolation threshold grows. Thus, none of them represents a good proxy for robustness of extremely fragile networks.

Radicchi, Filippo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resource-Limited Multiattribute Value Analysis of Alternatives for Immobilizing Radioactive Liquid Process Waste Stored in Saluggia, Italy  

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This large Italian public works project started with the development of engineering data to support the evaluation of three alternatives for processing nuclear waste. After an analysis of the alternatives' performance from an engineering perspective ... Keywords: EUREX, Sogin, alternatives, applications, decision analysis, decision making, decision theory, energy, environment, multiattribute value analysis, nuclear waste

Alan J. Brothers; Shas V. Mattigod; Denis M. Strachan; Gordon H. Beeman; Paul K. Kearns; Angelo Papa; Carlo Monti

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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We've found an error in our paper. In the threshold signature scheme that we used, there are restrictions on the threshold value. In particular if the key is shared over a degree t polynomial, then 2t+1 players (not t+1)  

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and will be updating the paper accordingly. Securing Bitcoin wallets via threshold signatures Steven Goldfeder stevenag@cs.princeton.edu Arvind Narayanan arvindn@cs.princeton.edu ABSTRACT The Bitcoin ecosystem has suffered frequent thefts serious. Due to the irre- versibility, automation, and pseudonymity of transactions, Bitcoin currently

Singh, Jaswinder Pal

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Vibration intensity difference thresholds.  

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??The intensity difference threshold is defined as ‘the difference in the intensity of two stimuli which is just sufficient for their difference to be detected’.… (more)

Forta, Nazim Gizem

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limiting Values Of Radionuclide Intake And Air Concentraction And Dose Conversion Factors For Inhalation, Submersion, And Ingestion. Federal Guidance Report 11  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Office of Office of EPA-520/1-88-020 Environmental Protection Radiation Program September 1988 Agency Washington, DC 20460 Radiation EPA Limiting Values of Radionuclide Intake And Air Concentration and Dose Conversion Factors For Inhalation, Submersion, And Ingestion Federal Guidance Report No.11 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees makes any warranty express or implied, or assumes any legal liability of responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein

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GC GUIDANCE ON MINOR CONSTRUCTION THRESHOLDS  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

GUIDANCE GUIDANCE ON MINOR CONSTRUCTION THRESHOLDS We have been asked about how the Department implements what is known as the "minor construction threshold," which limits the amount of certain funds that can be spent on minor construction projects that are not specifically authorized by law. This Guidance is intended to clarify both the applicable law and Department policy. The Secretary's authority to carry out construction projects is subject to several limitations in the Atomic Energy Defense Act (AEDA) on the use of funds appropriated for DOE national security programs. One of these limitations, the "minor construction threshold," caps the amount of "operation and maintenance funds" or "facilities and "infrastructure funds authorized by a DOE

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Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation  

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Program Record (Offices of Fuel Cell Technologies) Program Record (Offices of Fuel Cell Technologies) Record #: 11007 Date: March 25, 2011 Title: Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation Originator: Mark Ruth & Fred Joseck Approved by: Sunita Satyapal Date: March 24, 2011 Description: The hydrogen threshold cost is defined as the hydrogen cost in the range of $2.00-$4.00/gge (2007$) which represents the cost at which hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are projected to become competitive on a cost per mile basis with the competing vehicles [gasoline in hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs)] in 2020. This record documents the methodology and assumptions used to calculate that threshold cost. Principles: The cost threshold analysis is a "top-down" analysis of the cost at which hydrogen would be

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Efficient threshold cryptosystems  

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A threshold signature or decryption scheme is a distributed implementation of a cryptosystem, in which the secret key is secret-shared among a group of servers. These servers can then sign or decrypt messages by following ...

Jarecki, Stanisł aw (Stanisł aw Michal), 1971-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extreme Value Theory and the Solar Cycle  

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We investigate the statistical properties of the extreme events of the solar cycle as measured by the sunspot number. The recent advances in the methodology of the theory of extreme values is applied to the maximal extremes of the time series of sunspots. We focus on the extreme events that exceed a carefully chosen threshold and a generalized Pareto distribution is fitted to the tail of the empirical cumulative distribution. A maximum likelihood method is used to estimate the parameters of the generalized Pareto distribution and confidence levels are also given to the parameters. Due to the lack of an automatic procedure for selecting the threshold, we analyze the sensitivity of the fitted generalized Pareto distribution to the exact value of the threshold. According to the available data, that only spans the previous ~250 years, the cumulative distribution of the time series is bounded, yielding an upper limit of 324 for the sunspot number. We also estimate that the return value for each solar cycle is ~188, while the return value for a century increases to ~228. Finally, the results also indicate that the most probable return time for a large event like the maximum at solar cycle 19 happens once every ~700 years and that the probability of finding such a large event with a frequency smaller than ~50 years is very small. In spite of the essentially extrapolative character of these results, their statistical significance is very large.

A. Asensio Ramos

2007-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Initiation Pressure Thresholds from Three Sources  

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Pressure thresholds are minimum pressures needed to start explosive initiation that ends in detonation. We obtain pressure thresholds from three sources. Run-to-detonation times are the poorest source but the fitting of a function gives rough results. Flyer-induced initiation gives the best results because the initial conditions are the best known. However, very thick flyers are needed to give the lowest, asymptotic pressure thresholds used in modern models and this kind of data is rarely available. Gap test data is in much larger supply but the various test sizes and materials are confusing. We find that explosive pressures are almost the same if the distance in the gap test spacers are in units of donor explosive radius. Calculated half-width time pulses in the spacers may be used to create a pressure-time curve similar to that of the flyers. The very-large Eglin gap tests give asymptotic thresholds comparable to extrapolated flyer results. The three sources are assembled into a much-expanded set of near-asymptotic pressure thresholds. These thresholds vary greatly with density: for TATB/LX-17/PBX 9502, we find values of 4.9 and 8.7 GPa at 1.80 and 1.90 g/cm{sup 3}, respectively.

Souers, P C; Vitello, P

2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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L-H Threshold Studies in NSTX  

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Recent experiments in the low aspect ratio National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) have been run in support of the high priority ITER and ITPA issue of access to the H-mode. Specifically, a series of experiments showed reduced power threshold values for deuterium vs helium plasmas, and for plasmas with lower current, lower triangularity and with lithium conditioning. Application of n=3 fields at the plasma edge resulted in higher power thresholds. To within the constraints of temporal and spatial resolutions, no systematic difference in T{sub e}, n{sub e}, p{sub e}, T{sub i}, v or their derivatives was found in discharges that transitioned into the H-mode versus those at slightly lower power that did not. Finally, H{sub 98y,2} {approx} 1 confinement quality could be achieved for powers just above the threshold power in ELM-free conditions.

Kaye, S M; Battaglia, D; Bell, R E; Chang, C S; Hosea, J; Kugel, H; LeBlanc, B P; Meyer, H; Park, G Y

2011-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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L-H Threshold Studies in NSTX  

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Recent experiments in the low aspect ratio National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) have been run in support of the high priority ITER and ITPA issue of access to the H-mode. Specifically, a series of experiments showed reduced power threshold values for deuterium versus helium plasmas, and for plasmas with lower current, lower triangularity and with lithium conditioning. Application of n = 3 fields at the plasma edge resulted in higher power thresholds. To within the constraints of temporal and spatial resolutions, no systematic difference in T(e), n(e), p(e), T(i), v or their derivatives was found in discharges that transitioned into the H-mode versus those at slightly lower power that did not. Finally, H(98y,2) similar to 1 confinement quality could be achieved for powers just above the threshold power in ELM-free conditions.

Kaye, S. M. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Maingi, Rajesh [ORNL; Battaglia, D. J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Bell, R. E. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Chang, C. S. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Hosea, J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Kugel, H. W. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); LaBlanc, B. P. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Meyer, H. [EURATOM / UKAEA, UK; Park, G-Y. [New York University; Wilson, J. R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical ranked-order filtering using threshold decomposition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A hybrid optical/electronic system performs median filtering and related ranked-order operations using threshold decomposition to encode the image. Threshold decomposition transforms the nonlinear neighborhood ranking operation into a linear space-invariant filtering step followed by a point-to-point threshold comparison step. Spatial multiplexing allows parallel processing of all the threshold components as well as recombination by a second linear, space-invariant filtering step. An incoherent optical correlation system performs the linear filtering, using a magneto-optic spatial light modulator as the input device and a computer-generated hologram in the filter plane. Thresholding is done electronically. By adjusting the value of the threshold, the same architecture is used to perform median, minimum, and maximum filtering of images. A totally optical system is also disclosed. 3 figs.

Allebach, J.P.; Ochoa, E.; Sweeney, D.W.

1987-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical ranked-order filtering using threshold decomposition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A hybrid optical/electronic system performs median filtering and related ranked-order operations using threshold decomposition to encode the image. Threshold decomposition transforms the nonlinear neighborhood ranking operation into a linear space-invariant filtering step followed by a point-to-point threshold comparison step. Spatial multiplexing allows parallel processing of all the threshold components as well as recombination by a second linear, space-invariant filtering step. An incoherent optical correlation system performs the linear filtering, using a magneto-optic spatial light modulator as the input device and a computer-generated hologram in the filter plane. Thresholding is done electronically. By adjusting the value of the threshold, the same architecture is used to perform median, minimum, and maximum filtering of images. A totally optical system is also disclosed.

Allebach, Jan P. (West Lafayette, IN); Ochoa, Ellen (Pleasanton, CA); Sweeney, Donald W. (Alamo, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation | Department of Energy  

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Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation DOE Hydrogen Program Record number11007, Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation, documents the methodology and...

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Detection of lactate threshold by including haemodynamic and oxygen extraction data  

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To date, few attempts have been made to correlate cardiovascular variables to lactate threshold (LT). This study was designed to determine the relationship between the accumulation of blood lactate and several haemodynamic variables during exercise. Eight male volunteer cyclists performed an incremental test on an electromagnetically braked cycle-ergometer consisting of a 50 W linear increase in workload every 3 min up to exhaustion. Blood lactate was measured with a portable analyser during each exercise step. Oxygen consumption (VO2) and pulmonary ventilation were measured by means of a mass spectrometer while heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output (CO) were assessed by impedance cardiography. The arterio-venous oxygen difference (A-V O2 Diff) was obtained by dividing VO2 by CO. By applying the Dmax mathematical method, LT and thresholds of ventilatory and haemodynamic parameters were calculated. The Bland and Altman statistics used to assess agreement between two methods of measurement were applied in order to evaluate the agreement between LT and thresholds derived from ventilatory and haemodynamic data. The main result was that most of the haemodynamic variables did not provide thresholds which could be used interchangeably with LT. Only the threshold of A-V O2 Diff showed mean values that were no different compared to LT together with limits of agreement that were not very wide between thresholds (below ±25%). Hence of the haemodynamic parameters, A-V O2 Diff appears to be the one most closely coupled with lactate accumulation and consequently it is also the most suitable for non-invasive calculation of the LT.

Antonio Crisafulli; Filippo Tocco; Gianluigi Pittau; Marcello Caria; Luigi Lorrai; Franco Melis; Alberto Concu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power threshold for neutral beam current drive  

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For fully noninductive current drive in tokamaks using neutral beams, there is a power and density threshold condition, setting a minimum value for P{sup 3/2}/n{sup 2}. If this condition is not met, stationary state cannot occur, and a tokamak discharge will collapse. This is a consequence of the coupling between current and electron temperature, or between current drive efficiency and energy confinement time. 4 figs.

Politzer, P.A. (General Atomics, San Diego, CA (USA)); Porter, G.D. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA))

1989-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Systems Stored-Energy Threshold Risk Analysis  

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Federal Regulation 10 CFR 851, which became effective February 2007, brought to light potential weaknesses regarding the Pressure Safety Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The definition of a pressure system in 10 CFR 851 does not contain a limit based upon pressure or any other criteria. Therefore, the need for a method to determine an appropriate risk-based hazard level for pressure safety was identified. The Laboratory has historically used a stored energy of 1000 lbf-ft to define a pressure hazard; however, an analytical basis for this value had not been documented. This document establishes the technical basis by evaluating the use of stored energy as an appropriate criterion to establish a pressure hazard, exploring a suitable risk threshold for pressure hazards, and reviewing the methods used to determine stored energy. The literature review and technical analysis concludes the use of stored energy as a method for determining a potential risk, the 1000 lbf-ft threshold, and the methods used by PNNL to calculate stored energy are all appropriate. Recommendations for further program improvements are also discussed

Paulsen, Samuel S.

2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Selection of a tightened-normal-tightened system for given values of the acceptable quality level and limiting quality level using weighted Poisson distribution  

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Since the first acceptance sampling plans have been developed 80 years ago, a number of selection principles have emerged. The majority of these principles are characterised by the fact that they look upon producer and consumer as two opposing parties. However, in many occasions, e.g., in final inspection, producer and consumer represent the same party and, therefore, the used sampling plan should not make an attempt to discriminate between their interests. In this case, the interest is to avoid wrong decisions, i.e., reject product of sufficient quality and accept product of insufficient quality. Thus, the natural objective in these cases is to use overall risk for a wrong decision as optimisation criteria. Optimum result can be arrived further by the weighted Poisson distribution. In this paper, a table and procedure are given for finding the tightened-normal-tightened system involving minimum sum of producer's and consumer's risks for specified acceptable quality level and limiting quality level using the weighted Poisson distribution. This is the case with the tightened-normal-tightened system for given acceptable quality level and limiting quality level involving minimum risks using the weighted Poisson distribution.

K. Subramani; V. Haridoss

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limited Lawn & Limited Commercial  

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Limited Lawn & Ornamental Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Review and Exams Limited for Commercial Landscape Maintenance Application: http://www.flaes.org/ pdf/lndspckt.pdf Limited Certification.floridatermitehelp.org or request by phone at 850-921-4177. Limited Lawn & Ornamental/Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Watson, Craig A.

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Limited Lawn & Limited Commercial  

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Limited Lawn & Ornamental Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Review and Exams Limited-921-4177. Limited Lawn & Ornamental/Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance: Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (SM 7&O/Structural only). See web locations below for applications. Limited Certification for Commercial Landscape

Jawitz, James W.

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Threshold Law for Attractive Inverse-Cube Interactions  

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For scattering by potentials with attractive inverse-cube (-C3/r3) tails, the threshold law for elastic collisions is presented. The expansion of the scattering phase shift contains all terms up to and including O(k2) and only relies on the value of the threshold quantum number’s remainder ??[0,1), which accounts for short-range deviations of the full potential from the pure -C3/r3 form. In contrast to previous approaches, the threshold law presented provides a connection to the regular solution at zero energy as well as to the position of a weakly bound s-wave state.

Tim-Oliver Müller

2013-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Value Engineering  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

To establish Department of Energy (DOE) value engineering policy that establishs and maintains cost-effective value procedures and processes.

2002-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Impact Assessments: limits, thresholds and the Sustainability Choice Space  

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Sustainability impact assessments (SIA) are inherently difficult ... of policy proposals or options across the ‘three pillars’ of economy, society and environment. In ... are made in relation to questions about t...

Marion Potschin; Roy Haines-Young

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-Electric Thresholds and Fatigue  

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Photo-electric fatigue.—Using elements of the highest purity, clean surfaces were prepared, in a vacuum of the order of 10-6 mm of Hg, by means of an electromagnetic filing device. A linear relation was found between the logarithm of the photo-electric current and the logarithm of the time elapsed since polishing the specimen. The rate of fatigue depends upon the element used and the factors which produce fatigue and, for a given substance, increases numerically as the threshold is approached. Increasing the pressure increases the rate of fatigue. The action of light has a negligible effect.Photo-electric thresholds.—The values for Ca, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Ge are, respectively, 4475, 3155, 3165, 3040, 2955, 3180, and 2880A. Within a period of several hours at least photo-electric fatigue causes no change in these values when a high vacuum is used. Evidence for a shift towards shorter wave-lengths is obtained for lower vacua.The "patch" theory.—A theory in which contamination takes place at discrete areas of the surface of the element is proposed to account for the experimental facts obtained.

George B. Welch

1928-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Material Limits Adjusted by a Modified Airborne Release Fraction  

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This paper will discuss the methods used at a depleted uranium facility to develop a hazard categorization and a limiting condition for operation (LCO) for the inventory based on increased Category 2 threshold quantity values (TV) from DOE Standard 1027-92. A revision to the safety analysis report (SAR) for a Category 3 depleted uranium facility was required to meet current methodologies and isotope content. The previous SAR first approved in 1992, allowed an inventory of depleted uranium that exceeded the Category 2 threshold quantity values in the material storage warehouses using an accident analysis methodology for final hazard categorization. New information regarding the isotopic content of the depleted uranium required an updated hazard categorization evaluation. The DOE Standard 1027-92 requires the evaluation to be based on inventory (Reference 1, 3.1, page 5), therefore, the previous method of performing a hazard consequence and probability analysis could not be used. The standard (1027) requires a facility to be designated as a Category 3 Nuclear facility when the inventory levels in the facility, or facility segments, are greater than Category 3 thresholds and below Category 2 thresholds. A Category 2 Nuclear Facility requires a more in depth hazard and accident analysis. Our categorization was based on an inventory, adjusted by a form and containerization analysis.

Sandvig, Michael Dennis

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MACHINE MONITORING USING PROBABILITY THRESHOLDS  

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MACHINE MONITORING USING PROBABILITY THRESHOLDS AND SYSTEM OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS Stephen M a discrete-part production machine, with the objective of effectively determining when to shut the machine analysis: a) There is an underlying time interval that characterizes the operation of the machine, most

Pollock, Stephen

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Threshold resummation for Drell-Yan production: theory and phenomenology  

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We present a phenomenological study of Drell-Yan pair production at hadron colliders based on the NNLO fixed order calculation and on NNLL resummation of threshold logarithms. We give an argument to prove that resummation effects are relevant also for values of x=M^2/s far from threshold. We compare different prescriptions for the calculation of resummed quantities, emphasizing the differences coming from subleading terms, which are important when x is small. We present phenomenological predictions for Drell-Yan rapidity distributions at the LHC, we study the ambiguity related to the resummation prescription, and we compare it to that coming from scale variation.

Marco Bonvini

2010-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Contrast Threshold and Astronomical Visibility  

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The standard visibility model in light pollution studies is the formula of Hecht (1947), as used e.g. by Schaefer (1990). However it is applicable only to point sources and is shown to be of limited accuracy. A new visibility model is presented for uniform achromatic targets of any size against background luminances ranging from zero to full daylight, produced by a systematic procedure applicable to any appropriate data set (e.g Blackwell (1946)), and based on a simple but previously unrecognized empirical relation between contrast threshold and adaptation luminance. The scotopic luminance correction for variable spectral radiance (colour index) is calculated. For point sources the model is more accurate than Hecht's formula and is verified using telescopic data collected at Mount Wilson by Bowen (1947), enabling the sky brightness at that time to be determined. The result is darker than the calculation by Garstang (2004), implying that light pollution grew more rapidly in subsequent decades than has been sup...

Crumey, Andrew

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embracing thresholds for better environmental management  

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...Threshold-based resource management: a framework for comprehensive ecosystem management. Environ. Manage...J. 1990 Threshold management policies for exploited...2007 A diagnostic approach for going beyond panaceas...social-ecological systems. Science 325, 419-422...

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compositional threshold for Nuclear Waste Glass Durability  

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Within the composition space of glasses, a distinct threshold appears to exist that separates "good" glasses, i.e., those which are sufficiently durable, from "bad" glasses of a low durability. The objective of our research is to clarify the origin of this threshold by exploring the relationship between glass composition, glass structure and chemical durability around the threshold region.

Kruger, Albert A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Farooqi, Rahmatullah [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology, (Korea, Republic of); Hrma, Pavel R. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States), Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology, (Korea, Republic of)

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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VALUE STUDY  

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PREPARED FOR: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF CONTRACT RESOURCES AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SEPTEMBER 2008 UPDATE BY: AON CONSULTING INC. FEBRUARY 1999 UPDATED SEPTEMBER 29, 2008 VALUE STUDY DESK MANUAL Prepared for: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY By: BUCK CONSULTANTS Under DE-AC01-96AD38107 Update Prepared for: DOE By: AON CONSULTING, INC. Under Delivery Order DE-BP01-08MA345678, Contract No. DE-AB01-08-ME11881 Contents PART I Overview of Value Study Illustrative Flow Charts...................................................................................................................................... 1 1. Purpose................................................................................................................................................... 4

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Threshold concentrations in zinc-doped lithium niobate crystals and their structural conditionality  

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On the basis of precise X-ray diffraction study of lithium niobate single crystals of congruent composition and four zinc-doped (at 2.8, 5.2, 7.6, and 8.2 mol %) crystals, structural conditionality of the threshold concentrations of the dopant has been established. At these concentrations, the mechanism of zinc incorporation into crystal changes. As the zinc concentration increases, this element first substitutes excess niobium, localized in lithium positions, with a simultaneous decrease in the number of vacancies in these positions. Then zinc substitutes lithium with formation of new lithium vacancies. When a certain limit on the number of vacancies is reached, zinc begins to substitute niobium in its main positions. This process is naturally accompanied by a decrease in the number of vacancies to their complete disappearance and formation of a self-compensating crystal. The character of the dependence of the crystal physical properties on the dopant concentration changes specifically when the impurity concentration passes through the threshold values.

Chernaya, T. S.; Volk, T. R.; Verin, I. A.; Simonov, V. I., E-mail: simonov@ns.crys.ras.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Value Engineering  

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To establish Department of Energy (DOE) value engineering policy that meets the requirements of Public Law 104-106, Section 4306 as codified by 41 United States Code 432. Canceled by DOE N 251.94. Does not cancel other directives.

2004-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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CABLE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC. DETERMINATION OF THRESHOLD...  

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CABLE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC. DETERMINATION OF THRESHOLD AND MAXIMUM OPERATING ELECTRIC STRESSES FOR SELECTED HIGH VOLTAGE INSULATIONS Investigation of Aged Polymeric...

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Threshold 21 Model | Open Energy Information  

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Threshold 21 Model Threshold 21 Model Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Threshold 21 Model Agency/Company /Organization: Millennium Institute Sector: Climate Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Macroeconomic, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.millenniuminstitute.net/integrated_planning/tools/T21/index.html#r Cost: Free Threshold 21 Model Screenshot References: Threshold 21 Model[1] Related Tools MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model

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Intrashell Electron Interaction Mediated Photoformation of Hollow Atoms near Threshold  

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Double photoionization (DPI) of an atom by a single photon is a direct consequence of electron-electron interactions within the atom. We have measured the evolution of the K-shell DPI from threshold up in transition metals by high-resolution x-ray emission spectroscopy of the K{sup h}a hypersatellites, photoexcited by monochromatized synchrotron radiation. The measured evolution of the single-to-double photoionization cross-section ratio with excitation energy was found to be universal. Theoretical fits suggest that near threshold DPI is predominantly a semiclassical knockout effect, rather than the purely quantum-mechanical shake-off observed at the infinite photon energy limit.

Houtari, S.; Kao, C.; Hamalainen, K.; Diamant, R.; Sharon, R.; Deutsch, M.

2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of sensory taste thresholds for phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) taste ability in North Indian Muslim populations  

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Abstract The ability to taste Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), a bitter organic compound has been described as a bimodal autosomal trait in both genetic and anthropological studies. This study is based on the ability of a person to taste PTC. The present study reports the threshold distribution of PTC taste sensitivity among some Muslim populations of North India, as till now no detailed information is available. A survey was conducted among healthy individuals within the age range of 10–45 years who were randomly selected from among six populations viz; Syed, Sheikh, Pathan, Ansari, Qureshi and Saifi. The PTC tasting ability was measured using a serial dilution method of Harris and Kalmus. A bimodal distribution was observed from the graphs plotted for the PTC threshold distribution. The mean PTC threshold values (±SD) of the male and female individuals were calculated as 8.12 ± 0.21 and 8.39 ± 0.20, respectively. The threshold values among the six populations ranged from 7.71 to 8.81 among males, 7.44–9.04 among females and 7.86–8.91 as combined. The results found that females show a higher mean threshold value than males, though of no statistical significance. This type of study will provide brief information on the distribution of PTC sensory thresholds among some Muslim populations of North India. This study has some physiological relevance to highlight the adaptability of endogamous groups to behavioral traits in the same place.

Ruqaiya Hussain; Ahsana Shah; Mohammad Afzal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionization threshold of crystalline LiF  

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The ionization threshold for crystalline LiF is calculated using a cluster embedded model. The experimental ionization threshold is 9.8 eV; however, previous band and cluster model calculations gave 14–15 eV. These earlier calculations used a crystal having a perfect lattice. In the present work, a crystal with lattice defects is introduced. The calculated surface and bulk ionization thresholds are 8.1 and 8.7 eV, respectively, showing good correspondence with experiment. The electron affinity and other band parameters are also studied.

Hiroshi Tatewaki

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Curtailment Threshold | Open Energy Information  

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Curtailment Threshold Curtailment Threshold Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Curtailment Threshold The minimum Transfer Distribution Factor which, if exceeded, will subject an Interchange Transaction to curtailment to relieve a transmission facility constraint.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, Distribution Factor, transmission line References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An in LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. line Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Curtailment_Threshold&oldid=480338" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load)

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Low-threshold analysis of CDMS shallow-site data  

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Data taken during the final shallow-site run of the first tower of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) detectors have been reanalyzed with improved sensitivity to small energy depositions. Four ~224 g germanium and two ~105 g silicon detectors were operated at the Stanford Underground Facility (SUF) between December 2001 and June 2002, yielding 118 live days of raw exposure. Three of the germanium and both silicon detectors were analyzed with a new low-threshold technique, making it possible to lower the germanium and silicon analysis thresholds down to the actual trigger thresholds of ~1 keV and ~2 keV, respectively. Limits on the spin-independent cross section for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) to elastically scatter from nuclei based on these data exclude interesting parameter space for WIMPs with masses below 9 GeV/c^2. Under standard halo assumptions, these data partially exclude parameter space favored by interpretations of the DAMA/LIBRA and CoGeNT experiments' data as WIMP signals, and exclude new parameter space for WIMP masses between 3 GeV/c^2 and 4 GeV/c^2.

CDMS Collaboration; D. S. Akerib; M. J. Attisha; L. Baudis; D. A. Bauer; A. I. Bolozdynya; P. L. Brink; R. Bunker; B. Cabrera; D. O. Caldwell; C. L. Chang; R. M. Clarke; J. Cooley; M. B. Crisler; P. Cushman; F. DeJongh; R. Dixon; D. D. Driscoll; J. Filippini; S. Funkhouser; R. J. Gaitskell; S. R. Golwala; D. Holmgren; L. Hsu; M. E. Huber; S. Kamat; R. Mahapatra; V. Mandic; P. Meunier; N. Mirabolfathi; D. Moore; S. W. Nam; H. Nelson; R. W. Ogburn; X. Qiu; W. Rau; A. Reisetter; T. Saab; B. Sadoulet; J. Sander; C. Savage; R. W. Schnee; D. N. Seitz; T. A. Shutt; G. Wang; S. Yellin; J. Yoo; B. A. Young

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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?D??0D reaction in the threshold region  

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Coherent pion photoproduction on the deuteron is studied in the threshold region spanning photon lab energies from threshold at 139.83 MeV to 160 MeV. Unlike previous similar calculations which used the now obsolete value for the s-wave E0+ multipole, our work relies on the latest information on the elementary amplitudes which are in excellent agreement with recent precise data on the ?p??0p reaction. We compare the exact treatment of pion propagation against various approximations often used in the literature and their impact on the very important pion rescattering contribution. We have investigated the sensitivity of the ?D??0D cross section to various choices of the values of the elementary multipoles and in particular the neutron s-wave amplitude E0+?0n. The Fermi motion, corrections due to the boost from the nucleon to the deuteron frames as well as the deuteron D-state are all taken into account. The predicted total and differential cross sections are compared with the very recent experimental data from the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory.

M. Benmerrouche and E. Tomusiak

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold singularities and Gribov's Reggeon calculus  

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Within the framework of Gribov's Reggeon calculus we study the influence of the two-pion threshold on the Pomeron trajectory. We point out that in order to obtain a physically meaningful result, it is important to know which Reggeon-Reggeon-particle-particle partial-wave amplitudes can be taken to be constants.

F. Hayot

1974-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pseudo-random-number generators and the square site percolation threshold  

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Selected pseudo-random-number generators are applied to a Monte Carlo study of the two-dimensional square-lattice site percolation model. A generator suitable for high precision calculations is identified from an application specific test of randomness. After extended computation and analysis, an ostensibly reliable value of pc=0.59274598(4) is obtained for the percolation threshold.

Michael J. Lee

2008-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Trapping volumetric measurement by multidetector CT in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Effect of CT threshold  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of various computed tomography (CT) thresholds on trapping volumetric measurements by multidetector CT in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Methods: Twenty-three COPD patients were scanned with a 64-slice CT scanner in both the inspiratory and expiratory phase. CT thresholds of ?950 Hu in inspiration and ?950 to ?890 Hu in expiration were used, after which trapping volumetric measurements were made using computer software. Trapping volume percentage (Vtrap%) under the different CT thresholds in the expiratory phase and below ?950 Hu in the inspiratory phase was compared and correlated with lung function.Results: Mean Vtrap% was similar under ?930 Hu in the expiratory phase and below ?950 Hu in the inspiratory phase, being 13.18 ± 9.66 and 13.95 ± 6.72 (both lungs), respectively; this difference was not significant (P= 0.240). Vtrap% under ?950 Hu in the inspiratory phase and below the ?950 to ?890 Hu threshold in the expiratory phase was moderately negatively correlated with the ratio of forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity and the measured value of forced expiratory volume in one second as a percentage of the predicted value.Conclusions: Trapping volumetric measurement with multidetector CT is a promising method for the quantification of COPD. It is important to know the effect of various CT thresholds on trapping volumetric measurements.

Wang, Xiaohua; Yuan, Huishu [Department of Radiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191 (China)] [Department of Radiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191 (China); Duan, Jianghui [Medical School, Peking University, Beijing 100191 (China)] [Medical School, Peking University, Beijing 100191 (China); Du, Yipeng; Shen, Ning; He, Bei [Department of Respiration Internal Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191 (China)] [Department of Respiration Internal Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191 (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Age and Sex on Pure?Tone Thresholds  

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Recent developments have emphasized the need for an adequate reference level from which to assess the degree of noise?induced hearing loss. The purpose of the present study was to determine the threshold of hearing for pure tones on a large sample of subjects (N = 500) drawn from a population exposed to minimal levels of industrial noise. Four age groups were studied: 18 to 24 26 to 32 34 to 40 and 43 to 49 years inclusive. Threshold measurements were made from 250 to 8000 cps on a Beltone audiometer provided with PDR?8 earphones calibrated in a National Bureau of Standards Coupler 9?A. The threshold data were analyzed by age groups ear and sex in terms of three types of distributions: (1) original distributions which contained the data for all subjects tested; (2) screened distributions which contained the data only for subjects who passed rigid screening criteria related to otological disorders and extent of noise exposure; and (3) truncated distributions which contained only data ±15 db from the mode of the screen distributions. The results of the study indicate that in general only minor differences (less than 5 db) exist between ears but that women have more sensitive and less variable hearing than men. The sex difference is independent of age and appears to be more marked at the higher frequencies. Although the effects of age are clearly evident for both men and women there is limited agreement between the curves of presbycousis of the present study and those proposed by the American Standards Association. The suggestion is offered that future audiometric standards be specified independently for men and for women according to particular age levels. [This research was supported by the United States Air Force under Contract AF 33(616)?2626 monitored by the Bio?Acoustics Branch Aero?Medical Laboratory Wright Air Development Center Ohio.

John F. Corso

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dose Limits  

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Dose Limits ERAD (Question Posted to ERAD in May 2012) Who do you define as a member of the public for the onsite MEI? This question implies that there may be more than one maximally exposed individual (MEI), one on-site and one off-site, when demonstrating compliance with the Public Dose Limit of DOE Order 458.1. Although all potential MEIs should be considered and documented, as well as the calculated doses and pathways considered, the intent of DOE Order 458.1 is in fact to ultimately identify only one MEI, a theoretical individual who could be either on-site or off-site.

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Reduce Threshold for Toplit Daylighting Area  

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Supporting analysis for proposed Supporting analysis for proposed changes to the commercial provisions of the 2012 IECC: Reduce Threshold for Toplit Daylighting Area R Hart R Athalye Pacific Northwest National Laboratory December 2012 2 Proposal Description This proposal modifies Section C402.3.2 of the 2012 IECC for the 2015 version. It reduces the area threshold for skylight daylit zones from 10,000 square feet to 2,000 square feet. It maintains 15 foot ceiling height requirement and the exception for climate zones 6 through 8. Energy Impact Based on average national energy prices 1 of $0.99 per therm and $0.1032 per kWh, the net savings are calculated with EnergyPlus(tm) 2 from whole building energy savings that result from reduced lighting, and depending on climate zone, increased or decreased heating and cooling.

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Kitaev's Zd-code threshold estimates  

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We study the quantum error correction threshold of Kitaev's toric code over the group Zd subject to a generalized bit-flip noise. This problem requires special decoding techniques, and for this purpose we generalize the renormalization-group method we introduced previously [G. Duclos-Cianci and D. Poulin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 050504 (2010) and IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Dublin (2010), p. 1] for Z2 topological codes.

Guillaume Duclos-Cianci and David Poulin

2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Category 3 threshold quantities for hazard categorization of nonreactor facilities  

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This document provides the information necessary to determine Hazard Category 3 threshold quantities for those isotopes of interest not listed in WHC-CM-4-46, Section 4, Table 1.''Threshold Quantities.''

Mandigo, R.L.

1996-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Motion thresholds can be predicted from contrast discrimination  

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and flicker thresholds for suprathreshold sinusoidal gratings are similar. This finding sup- ports the idea are slightly higher than jitter thresholds indicates that the contrast gain control (or satu- rating energy

Klein, Stanley

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Effects of hydropower operations on recreational use and nonuse values at Glen Canyon and Flaming Gorge Dams  

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Increases in streamflows are generally positively related to the use values of angling and white-water boating, and constant flows tend to increase the use values more than fluctuating flows. In most instances, however, increases in streamflows beyond some threshold level cause the use values to decrease. Expenditures related to angling and white-water boating account for about $24 million of activity in the local economy around Glen Canyon Dam and $24.8 million in the local economy around flaming Gorge Dam. The range of operational scenarios being considered in the Western Area Power Administration`s Electric Power Marketing Environmental Impact Statement, when use rates are held constant, could change the combined use value of angling and white-water boating below Glen Canyon Dam, increasing it by as much as 50%, depending on prevailing hydrological conditions. Changes in the combined use value below Flaming Gorge Dam could range from a decrease of 9% to an increase of 26%. Nonuse values, such as existence and bequest values, could also make a significant contribution to the total value of each site included in this study; however, methodological and data limitations prevented estimating how each operational scenario could change nonuse values.

Carlson, J.L.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear subcritical magnetohydrodynamic beta limit  

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Published gyrokinetic simulations have had difficulty operating beyond about half the ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) critical beta limit with stationary and low transport levels in some well-established reference cases. Here it is demonstrated that this limitation is unlikely due to numerical instability, but rather appears to be a nonlinear subcritical MHD beta limit[R. E. Waltz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 1098 (1985)] induced by the locally enhanced pressure gradients from the diamagnetic component of the nonlinearly driven (zero frequency) zonal flows. Strong evidence that the zonal flow corrugated pressure gradient profiles can act as a MHD-like beta limit unstable secondary equilibrium is provided. It is shown that the addition of sufficient ExB shear or operation closer to drift wave instability threshold, thereby reducing the high-n drift wave turbulence nonlinear pumping of the zonal flows, can allow the normal high-n ideal MHD beta limit to be reached with low transport levels. Example gyrokinetic simulations of experimental discharges are provided: one near the high-n beta limit reasonably matches the low transport levels needed when the high experimental level of ExB shear is applied; a second experimental example at moderately high beta appears to be limited by the subcritical beta.

Waltz, R. E. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold resummed spectra in semi-inclusive B decays  

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I discuss some aspects of the universality of soft gluon dynamics in semileptonic and radiative decays at the threshold region.

Giulia Ricciardi

2006-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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VINYL CHLORIDE ACUTE TOXICITY THRESHOLDS IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTROLLING  

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. The "irreversible effects threshold" is the maximum concentration of pollutant in the air for a given exposure timeVINYL CHLORIDE ACUTE TOXICITY THRESHOLDS IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTROLLING URBAN DEVELOPMENT OR LAND of vinyl Chloride , the french procedure to set acute toxicity thresholds in the context of controlling

Boyer, Edmond

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Empirical Bayes approach to improve wavelet thresholding for image noise  

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Empirical Bayes approach to improve wavelet thresholding for image noise reduction Maarten Jansen thresholding for image noise reduction Maarten Jansen Adhemar Bultheel Report TW 296, October 1999 Department to improve wavelet thresholding for image noise reduction Maarten Jansen and Adhemar Bultheel Department

Jansen, Maarten

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No Evidence of Dioxin Cancer Threshold David Mackie1  

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1 No Evidence of Dioxin Cancer Threshold David Mackie1 , Junfeng Liu1 , Yeong-Shang Loh2 , Valerie Environmental Institute, Guyot Hall, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544 #12;2 No Evidence of Dioxin Cancer Threshold Key Words: Dioxin, TCDD, Cancer, Threshold Acknowledgements: This work was carried out as part

Thomas, Valerie

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Value from shredder waste: Ongoing limitations in the UK  

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Shredder residue is the residue from the shredding of end-of-life vehicles and white goods, after removal of the main metals. Approximately 850,000 tonnes of shredder waste is produced in the UK each year, and historically sent to landfill. Due to European legislation such as the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive and the Landfill Directive there is pressure to minimise this waste through recycling and recovery. In this paper, primary data are presented showing that 40% of materials are potentially recoverable in the coarser fraction of UK automotive shredder residue (>30 mm). Barriers to such recycling are discussed in the context of several recent drivers, including this waste's possible reclassification as hazardous. The lack of full and timely implementation of the ELV Directive in the UK has made it an ineffective driver, and it is now unlikely that its 2006 recycling targets will be met as intended.

O.T. Forton; M.K. Harder; N.R. Moles

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vapor intrusion modeling : limitations, improvements, and value of information analyses  

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Vapor intrusion is the migration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a subsurface source into the indoor air of an overlying building. Vapor intrusion models, including the Johnson and Ettinger (J&E) model, can be ...

Friscia, Jessica M. (Jessica Marie)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical breakdown threshold investigation of 1064 nm laser induced air plasmas  

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We present the theoretical and experimental measurements and analysis of the optical breakdown threshold for dry air by 1064 nm infrared laser radiation and the significance of the multiphoton and collisional cascade ionization process on the breakdown threshold measurements over pressures range from 10 to 2000 Torr. Theoretical estimates of the breakdown threshold laser intensities and electric fields are obtained using two distinct theories namely multiphoton and collisional cascade ionization theories. The theoretical estimates are validated by experimental measurements and analysis of laser induced breakdown processes in dry air at a wavelength of 1064 nm by focusing 450 mJ max, 6 ns, 75 MW max high-power 1064 nm IR laser radiation onto a 20 {mu}m radius spot size that produces laser intensities up to 3 - 6 TW/cm{sup 2}, sufficient for air ionization over the pressures of interest ranging from 10 to 2000 Torr. Analysis of the measured breakdown threshold laser intensities and electric fields are carried out in relation with classical and quantum theoretical ionization processes, operating pressures. Comparative analysis of the laser air breakdown results at 1064 nm with corresponding results of a shorter laser wavelength (193 nm) [M. Thiyagarajan and J. E. Scharer, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 2512 (2008)] and a longer microwave wavelength (10{sup 8} nm) [A. D. MacDonald, Microwave Breakdown in Gases (Wiley, New York, 1966)]. A universal scaling analysis of the breakdown threshold measurements provided a direct comparison of breakdown threshold values over a wide range of frequencies ranging from microwave to ultraviolet frequencies. Comparison of 1064 nm laser induced effective field intensities for air breakdown measurements with data calculated based on the collisional cascade and multiphoton breakdown theories is used successfully to determine the scaled collisional microwave portion. The measured breakdown threshold of 1064 nm laser intensities are then scaled to classical microwave breakdown theory after correcting for the multiphoton ionization process for different pressures and good agreement, regarding both pressure dependence and breakdown threshold electric fields, is obtained. The effect of the presence of submicron particles on the 1064 nm breakdown threshold was also investigated. The measurements show that higher breakdown field is required, especially at lower pressures, and in close agreement with classical microwave breakdown theory and measurements in air.

Thiyagarajan, Magesh; Thompson, Shane [Plasma Engineering Research Lab (PERL), College of Science and Engineering, Texas A and M University-Corpus Christi, Texas 78412 (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of the temperature dependence of the threshold current of an InGaAsP laser  

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The threshold current of an InGaAsP laser is calculated, where the radiative emission, reflection and absorption losses, and Auger recombination are considered. Moreover, the enhancement of the threshold carrier density at high temperatures is an important point. A mechanism for this enhancement is discussed. Then we obtain an excellent agreement with the measured temperature dependence of the threshold current, in particular the T /SUB o/ -values for Tgreater than or equal toT /SUB B/ and the break point T /SUB B/ . The reason for this break point is that the radiative recombination dominates for T < T /SUB B/ , whereas the strongly temperature dependent valence band Auger process becomes more and more important for T > T /SUB B/ . It is this process which causes the strong increase of the threshold current in the room temperature range.

Haug, A.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rebate rules in threshold public good provision  

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This paper considers how six alternative rebate rules affect voluntary contributions in a threshold public-good experiment. The rules differ by (1) whether an individual can receive a proportional rebate of excess contributions, a winner-takes-all of any excess contributions, or a full rebate of one's contribution in the event the public good is provided and excess contributions exist, and (2) whether the probability of receiving a rebate is proportional to an individual's contribution relative to total contributions or is a simple uniform probability distribution set by the number of contributors. The paper adds to the existing experimental economics literature on threshold public goods by investigating both aggregate and individual demand revelation under the winner-take-all and random full-rebate rules. Half of the rules (proportional rebate, winner-take-all with uniform probability among all group members, and random full-rebate with uniform probability) provide total contributions that nearly equal total benefits, while the rest (winner-take-all with proportional probability, winner-take-all with uniform probability among contributors only, and random full-rebate with proportional probability) exceed benefits by over 30%. Only the proportional rebate rule is found to achieve both aggregate and individual demand revelation. Our experimental results have implications for both fundraisers and valuation practitioners.

Michael A. Spencer; Stephen K. Swallow; Jason F. Shogren; John A. List

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Speech Recognition, Using Analog Threshold Logic  

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A speech?analysis system using analog threshold logic (ATL) for feature abstraction is being developed to recognize consonants in utterances of CVC words by a number of talkers. The ATL element originally modeled after the biological neuron has an output that is linearly proportional to the net sum of excitatory and inhibitory inputs provided that this net sum is greater than some adjustable threshold. The speech?analysis system abstracts relatively steady?state as well as transient features over almost 60 dB of dynamic range from the logarithmitized outputs of 19 low?Q filters. Feature abstraction takes place in real time does not require segmentation utilizes parallel processing and provides information about both the presence and magnitude of the frequency?energy?temporal characteristics of speech sounds. Many features corresponding to results of speech?recognition experiments described in the literature have been automatically abstracted by ATL networks which measure the slope of the spectral envelope in real time. Using the experimental system recognition scores in the range of 82%–99% were obtained for 16 consonants. Results for the fricative consonants are discussed and some of their invariant features described. [Work supported by the U. S. Air Force Research and Technology Division Air Force Avionics Laboratory.

T. B. Martin; H. J. Zadell; A. L. Nelson; M. B. Herscher

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superlinear threshold detectors in quantum cryptography  

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We introduce the concept of a superlinear threshold detector, a detector that has a higher probability to detect multiple photons if it receives them simultaneously rather than at separate times. Highly superlinear threshold detectors in quantum key distribution systems allow eavesdropping the full secret key without being revealed. Here, we generalize the detector control attack, and analyze how it performs against quantum key distribution systems with moderately superlinear detectors. We quantify the superlinearity in superconducting single-photon detectors based on earlier published data, and gated avalanche photodiode detectors based on our own measurements. The analysis shows that quantum key distribution systems using detector(s) of either type can be vulnerable to eavesdropping. The avalanche photodiode detector becomes superlinear toward the end of the gate. For systems expecting substantial loss, or for systems not monitoring loss, this would allow eavesdropping using trigger pulses containing less than 120 photons per pulse. Such an attack would be virtually impossible to catch with an optical power meter at the receiver entrance.

Lydersen, Lars; Maroey, Oystein; Skaar, Johannes; Makarov, Vadim [Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim (Norway); University Graduate Center, NO-2027 Kjeller (Norway); Jain, Nitin; Wittmann, Christoffer; Marquardt, Christoph; Leuchs, Gerd [Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Guenther-Scharowsky-Strasse 1/Bau 24, DE-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Institut fuer Optik, Information und Photonik, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Staudtstrasse 7/B2, DE-91058 Erlangen (Germany)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: System Operating Limit | Open Energy Information  

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Operating Limit Operating Limit Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png System Operating Limit The value (such as MW, MVar, Amperes, Frequency or Volts) that satisfies the most limiting of the prescribed operating criteria for a specified system configuration to ensure operation within acceptable reliability criteria. System Operating Limits are based upon certain operating criteria. These include, but are not limited to: Facility Ratings (Applicable pre- and post- Contingency equipment or facility ratings), Transient Stability Ratings (Applicable pre- and post-Contingency Stability Limits), Voltage Stability Ratings (Applicable pre- and post- Contingency Voltage Stability), System Voltage Limits (Applicable pre- and post- Contingency Voltage Limits)[1] Also Known As SOL

77

Search for Sub-threshold Photoproduction of J/Psi Mesons  

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A search was made for sub-threshold $J/\\psi$ production from a carbon target using a mixed real and quasi-real Bremsstrahlung photon beam with an endpoint energy of 5.76 GeV. No events were observed, which is consistent with predictions assuming quasi-free production. The results place limits on exotic mechanisms that strongly enhance quasi-free production.

Bosted, Peter; Dunne, James; Lee, C.A.; Junnarkar, Parikshit; Arrington, John; Asaturyan, Razmik; Benmokhtar, Fatiha; Christy, Michael; Chudakov, Eugene; Clasie, Benjamin; Connell, Simon; Dalton, Mark; Daniel, AJI; Day, Donal; Dutta, Dipangkar; Ent, Rolf; Fomin, Nadia; Gaskell, David; Horn, Tanja; Kalantarians, Narbe; Keppel, Cynthia; Meekins, David; Mkrtchyan, Hamlet; Navasardyan, Tigran; Roche, Julie; Rodriguez, Victor; Rohe, Daniela; Seely, Charles; Slifer, Karl; Strikman, Mark; Tajima, Shigeyuki; Testa, Giuseppe; Trojer, Roman; Wesselmann, Frank; Wood, Stephen; Zheng, Xiaochao

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Sub-threshold Photoproduction of J/Psi Mesons  

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A search was made for sub-threshold $J/\\psi$ production from a carbon target using a mixed real and quasi-real Bremsstrahlung photon beam with an endpoint energy of 5.76 GeV. No events were observed, which is consistent with predictions assuming quasi-free production. The results place limits on exotic mechanisms that strongly enhance quasi-free production.

P. Bosted; J. Dunne; C. A. Lee; P. Junnarkar; J. Arrington; R. Asaturyan; F. Benmokhtar; M. E. Christy; E. Chudakov; B. Clasie; S. H. Connell; M. M. Dalton; A. Daniel; D. Day; D. Dutta; R. Ent; N. Fomin; D. Gaskell; T. Horn; N. Kalantarians; C. E. Keppel; D. G. Meekins; H. Mkrtchyan; T. Navasardyan; J. Roche; V. M. Rodriguez; D. Kiselev; J. Seely; K. Slifer; M. Strikman; S. Tajima; G. Testa; Roman Trojer; F. R. Wesselmann; S. A. Wood; X. C. Zheng

2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold-Based Insulin-Pump Interruption for Reduction of Hypoglycemia  

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...changes in glycated hemoglobin levels. We conducted a randomized, controlled, multicenter, open-label trial — ASPIRE (Automation to Simulate Pancreatic Insulin Response) In-Home study — to evaluate the effects of the threshold-suspend feature with sensor-augmented insulin-pump therapy, as compared... In this study involving patients with type 1 diabetes, sensor-augmented insulin-pump therapy plus automated insulin suspension when glucose dropped below 70 mg per deciliter reduced nocturnal hypoglycemia, without affecting glycated hemoglobin values.

Bergenstal R.M.; Klonoff D.C.; Garg S.K.

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

80

Photo-Ionization of Molecules near Threshold  

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An orthogonalized Coulomb-wave method for the construction of continuum wave functions of molecules is described. Hydrogenic functions of definite angular momentum, which transform according to the irreducible representations of the point group of the molecule, are phenomenologically used as trial functions. Corrections to the trial functions are made by orthogonalizing them to charge rearrangement states of the molecule. The photo-ionization cross section is obtained by summing over the asymptotic angular-momentum quantum number. The method is exemplified by calculation of the photo-ionization cross sections of the ground and first excited states of the anthracene molecule in the range of 1.5 eV above threshold.

John P. Hernandez

1968-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - A Counterexample to “Threshold Boolean form ...  

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Jan 2, 2015 ... Abstract: Recently, in the paper “Threshold Boolean form for joint probabilistic constraints with random technology matrix” (Math. Program.

James Luedtke

2015-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

82

Pulsed Laser Ignition Thresholds of Energetic Multilayer Foils  

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Ignition thresholds for energetic multilayer foils comprised of aluminum (Al) and platinum (Pt) layers are presented as a function of foil properties for laser pulse durations of 100...

McDonald, Joel P; Picard, Yoosuf N; Yalisove, Steven M; Adams, David P

83

Mission Vision Values  

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are defined by the four characteristics listed above Core Values Safety We value safety in everything we do. Together, our actions result in people being safe each day, every...

84

Bhutan National Values Assessment  

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on the world. This level contains values such as empathy, counselling, community work, and environmental awareness. Level 7: Service The seventh level is attained when making a difference becomes a way of life. It reflects the highest order of internal... cohesion, maturity and/or a search for Journal for Bhutan Studies 104 meaning. The distribution of all values shows where the most energy is concentrated for this group, not just where there is consensus on specific values. A values gap occurs where...

Evans, Steve

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Energy and national values  

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Energy and national values ... The article also scrutinizes recent technical developments in coal, nuclear energy, and solar energy. ...

MICHAEL HEYLIN

1991-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

86

Phenomenology of the $ppK^+K^-$ system near threshold  

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In this article studies of the near threshold $pp\\to ppK^+K^-$ reaction conducted with the COSY-11 and the ANKE detectors are reviewed. In particular recent investigations on the $K^+K^-$ final state interaction are revisited taking into account updated cross sections of the COSY-11 experiment. These studies resulted in the new value of $K^+K^-$ effective range amounting to: $\\mathrm{Re}(b_{K^{+}K^{-}}) = -0.2^{+0.8_{stat}~+0.4_{sys}}_{-0.6_{stat}~-0.4_{sys}}~\\mathrm{fm}$ and $\\mathrm{Im}(b_{K^{+}K^{-}}) = 1.2^{~+0.5_{stat}~+0.3_{sys}}_{~-0.3_{stat}~-0.3_{sys}}~\\mathrm{fm}$. The determined real and imaginary parts of the $K^+K^-$ scattering length were estimated to be: $\\left|\\mathrm{Re}(a_{K^{+}K^{-}})\\right| = 10^{~+17_{stat}}_{~-10_{stat}}~\\mathrm{fm}$ and $\\mathrm{Im}(a_{K^{+}K^{-}}) = 0^{~+37_{stat}}_{~-10_{stat}}~\\mathrm{fm}$.

M. Silarski

2014-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

87

Relations among Intensity, Time, and Temporary Threshold Shift  

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The results of a series of studies using normal ears on the effects of broad?band noise (equal energy in all octave bands from 75 to 10 000 cps) can be summarized by the equation TTS ?=?1.06R(S?85)?( log 10 ?T/1.7)?(1–0.37? log 10 ?t/2) where TTS is the threshold shift at 4000 cps in db t minutes after cessation of a T?minute exposure to the noise;S is the sound?pressure level of the noise and R is the fraction of time that the noise is on. This equation is shown to hold for 05 min t>2 min and all values of R provided that the noise pulses are 1 sec to 1 min long. Thus the relation between intensity and duration for constant TTS is much more complicated than predicted by the equation IT = K of classical psychophysics or the I 2 T = k recently suggested although both are approximately true in particular regions. Furthermore it is evident that a noise on only part of the time is much less dangerous than one on continuously. (This research was supported in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.)

W. D. Ward; A. Glorig; D. L. Sklar

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Photo-Neutron Thresholds of Beryllium and Deuterium  

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The photo-neutron thresholds of beryllium and deuterium have been measured by comparison with the Li7(p,n) threshold. For this purpose an electrostatic generator was used in which an electron beam and a positive ion beam were established simultaneously. Accurate control and measurement of the generator voltage was obtained by using an electrostatic analyzer on the H2+ component of the ion beam. Because the Li7(p,n) threshold lies between the Be9(?,n) and D(?,n) thresholds, errors in extrapolation should be small. The electron beam was accelerated from ground to the accurately known potential of the high voltage electrode where x-rays were produced for the photo-disintegration process. From the photo-neutron thresholds the neutron binding energies of beryllium and deuterium were found to be 1.666±0.002 and 2.226±0.003 Mev, respectively.

R. C. Mobley and R. A. Laubenstein

1950-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Development of high damage threshold optics for petawatt-class short-pulse lasers  

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The authors report laser-induced damage threshold measurements on pure and multilayer dielectrics and gold-coated optics at 1053 and 526 nm for pulse durations, {tau}, ranging from 140 fs to 1 ns. Damage thresholds of gold coatings are limited to 500 mJ/cm{sup 2} in the subpicosecond range for 1053-nm pulses. In dielectrics, qualitative differences in the morphology of damage and a departure from the diffusion-dominated {tau}1/2 scaling indicate that damage results from plasma formation and ablation for {tau}{le}10 ps and from conventional melting and boiling for {tau}>50 ps. A theoretical model based on electron production via multiphoton ionization, Joule heating, and collisional (avalanche) ionization is in quantitative agreement with both the pulsewidth and wavelength scaling of experimental results.

Stuart, B.C.; Perry, M.D.; Boyd, R.D. [and others

1995-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

90

Charge-distribution effect of imaging molecular structure by high-order above-threshold ionization  

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Using a triatomic molecular model, we show that the interference pattern in the high-order above-threshold ionization (HATI) spectrum depends dramatically on the charge distribution of the molecular ion. Therefore the charge distribution can be considered a crucial factor for imaging a molecular geometric structure. Based on this study, a general destructive interference formula for each above-threshold ionization channel is obtained for a polyatomic molecule concerning the positions and charge values of each nuclei. Comparisons are made for the HATI spectra of CO{sub 2}, O{sub 2}, NO{sub 2}, and N{sub 2}. These results may shed light on imaging complex molecular structure by the HATI spectrum.

Wang Bingbing; Fu Panming [Laboratory of Optical Physics, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China); Guo Yingchun [Department of Physics, State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China); Zhang Bin; Zhao Zengxiu [Department of Physics, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Yan Zongchao [Department of Physics, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3 (Canada)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

91

Site-Percolation Threshold of Carbon Nanotube Fibers: Fast Inspection of Percolation with Markov Stochastic Theory  

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We present a site-percolation model based on a modified FCC lattice, as well as an efficient algorithm of inspecting percolation which takes advantage of the Markov stochastic theory, in order to study the percolation threshold of carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers. Our Markov-chain based algorithm carries out the inspection of percolation by performing repeated sparse matrix-vector multiplications, which allows parallelized computation to accelerate the inspection for a given configuration. With this approach, we determine that the site-percolation transition of CNT fibers occurs at p_c =0.1533+-0.0013, and analyze the dependence of the effective percolation threshold (corresponding to 0.5 percolation probability) on the length and the aspect ratio of a CNT fiber on a finite-size-scaling basis. We also discuss the aspect ratio dependence of percolation probability with various values of p (not restricted to p_c).

Xu, Fangbo; Yakobson, Boris I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

High coking value pitch  

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A high coking value pitch prepared from coal tar distillate and has a low softening point and a high carbon value while containing substantially no quinoline insolubles is disclosed. The pitch can be used as an impregnant or binder for producing carbon and graphite articles.

Miller, Douglas J.; Chang, Ching-Feng; Lewis, Irwin C.; Lewis, Richard T.

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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VALUE ENGINEERING.PDF  

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6 6 I N S P E C T I O N R E P O R T U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS FOLLOW-ON INSPECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S VALUE ENGINEERING PROGRAM DECEMBER 2001 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Washington, DC 20585 December 20, 2001 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman /s/ Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Follow-on Inspection of the Department of Energy's Value Engineering Program" BACKGROUND Value Engineering is a recognized management tool which, if properly implemented and executed, can streamline operations, improve quality, and reduce costs. Through the use of methodologies such as Value Engineering, Federal agencies are realizing an average of more than $20 in savings/costs avoidance for each dollar spent on performing the value effort.

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Optical Damage Threshold of Silicon for Ultrafast Infrared Pulses  

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While silicon has several properties making it an attractive material for structure-based laser-driven acceleration, its optical damage threshold, a key parameter for high-gradient acceleration, has been unknown. Here we present measurements of the optical damage threshold of crystalline silicon for ultrafast pulses in the mid-infrared. The wavelengths tested span a range from the telecommunications band at 1550 nm extending longer toward the two-photon absorption threshold at around 2200 nm. We discuss the prevailing theories of ultrafast optical breakdown, describe the experimental setup and preliminary results, and propose a relevant performance parameter for candidate accelerator structures.

Cowan, B.; /SLAC

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

95

Continuum percolation threshold for interpenetrating squares and cubes  

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Monte Carlo simulations are performed to determine the critical percolation threshold for interpenetrating square objects in two dimensions and cubic objects in three dimensions. Simulations are performed for two cases: (i) objects whose edges are aligned parallel to one another and (ii) randomly oriented objects. For squares whose edges are aligned, the critical area fraction at the percolation threshold ?c=0.6666±0.0004, while for randomly oriented squares ?c=0.6254±0.0002, 6% smaller. For cubes whose edges are aligned, the critical volume fraction at the percolation threshold ?c=0.2773±0.0002, while for randomly oriented cubes ?c=0.2168±0.0002, 22% smaller.

Don R. Baker; Gerald Paul; Sameet Sreenivasan; H. Eugene Stanley

2002-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

96

Gelation threshold of cross-linked polymer brushes  

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The cross-linking of polymer brushes is studied using the bond-fluctuation model. By mapping the cross-linking process into a two-dimensional (2D) percolation problem within the lattice of grafting points, we investigate the gelation transition in detail. We show that the particular properties of cross-linked polymer brushes can be reduced to the distribution of bonds which are formed between the grafted chains, and we propose scaling arguments to relate the gelation threshold to the chain length and the grafting density. The gelation threshold is lower than the percolation threshold for 2D bond percolation because of the longer range and broad distribution of bonds formed by the cross-linking process. We term this type of percolation problem star percolation. We observe a broad crossover from mean-field to critical percolation behavior by analyzing the cluster size distribution near the gelation threshold.

Max Hoffmann; Michael Lang; Jens-Uwe Sommer

2011-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

97

Laser-Matter Interaction Above the Plasma Ignition Threshold Intensity  

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In this chapter we present the process of laser-matter interaction above the plasma ignition threshold intensity. The physics of the pulsed laser ablation process at high intensities is very complex since it invo...

Mihai Stafe; Aurelian Marcu; Niculae N. Puscas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Laser-Matter Interaction Below the Plasma Ignition Threshold Intensity  

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In this chapter we present the process of laser-matter interaction below the plasma ignition threshold intensity. When the high power laser radiation characterized by electric field intensities around ...

Mihai Stafe; Aurelian Marcu; Niculae N. Puscas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

The Place Value Game  

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Place Value Game Place Value Game Welcome to the Place Value Game! The goal of the Place Value Game is to create the largest possible number from the digits the computer gives you. Unfortunately, the computer will give you each digit one at a time and you won't know what the next number will be. You are not allowed to rearrange any of the digits you have already placed, so think carefully before you lock a number in place! Good luck! You are allowed to select the: Number of Digits - The number of digits in the number you are building. Largest Digit - The largest number the computer is allowed to pick. (9 means that the computer can pick any number from 0 to 9) Number of Discards - The number of extra spaces you get. (2 means that you are allowed to throw away 2 numbers) A JavaScript enabled web browser (Netscape Navigator 4 or Internet Explorer

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Hanford Advisory Board Values  

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Values Adopted: November 2, 2012 1 Since its founding in 1994, the Hanford Advisory Board (Board) has issued more than 260 pieces of consensus advice on a myriad of topics related...

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Value of Information References  

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This file contains a list of relevant references on value of information (VOI) in RIS format. VOI provides a quantitative analysis to evaluate the outcome of the combined technologies (seismology, hydrology, geodesy) used to monitor Brady's Geothermal Field.

Morency, Christina

2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Value of Information References  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

This file contains a list of relevant references on value of information (VOI) in RIS format. VOI provides a quantitative analysis to evaluate the outcome of the combined technologies (seismology, hydrology, geodesy) used to monitor Brady's Geothermal Field.

Morency, Christina

103

Theories of Biodiversity Value  

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The discussion of the calculus of biodiversity values in Chap. 5 is the final requisite prop for the stage across which this chapter parades accounts of how biodiversity is supposed to be valuable. The selecti...

Donald S. Maier

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

A Multichannel, Variable?Threshold, Time?Sequence Recorder  

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The analysis and design of a ten?channel variable?threshold time?sequence recorder that uses TTL is presented. Channel?to?channel time resolution is ? 250 nsec and risetime is ? 6 usec for a 2?V p?p signal. Although the recorder is designed to examine the flux?jump phenomenon in large superconducting magnets it has application wherever variable?threshold time?sequencing is required.

Mark L. McKinstry

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Renormalization Group Evolution of Neutrino Parameters in Presence of Seesaw Threshold Effects and Majorana Phases  

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We examine the renormalization group evolution (RGE) for different mixing scenarios in the presence of seesaw threshold effects from high energy scale (GUT) to the low electroweak (EW) scale in the Standard Model (SM) and the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). We consider four mixing scenarios namely Tri-Bimaximal Mixing, Bimaximal Mixing, Hexagonal Mixing and Golden Ratio Mixing which come from different flavor symmetries at the GUT scale. All these mixing scenarios give vanishing reactor angle ($\\theta_{13}$) and maximal atmospheric mixing angle. The solar mixing angle has different value for all four cases. In the light of non zero value of $\\theta_{13}$ it becomes interesting to study the present status of these symmetries, i.e. whether they can generate the current neutrino oscillation data at low energy scale or not. We find that the Majorana phases play an important role in the RGE running of these mixing patterns along with the seesaw threshold corrections. We present a comparative study of the RGE of all these mixing scenarios both with and without Majorana CP phases when seesaw threshold corrections are taken into consideration. We find that in the absence of these Majorana phases both the RGE running and seesaw effects may lead to $\\theta_{13}energies both in the SM and the MSSM. However, if the Majorana phases are incorporated to the mixing matrix the running can be enhanced both in the SM and the MSSM. Even by incorporating non zero Majorana CP phases in the SM, we do not get $\\theta_{13}$ in its present 3$\\sigma$ range. The current values of the two mass squared differences and mixing angles including $\\theta_{13}$ can be produced in the MSSM case with tan$\\beta$ = 10 and non zero Majorana CP phases at low energy.

Shivani Gupta; Sin Kyu Kang; C. S. Kim

2014-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

106

Dynamic theory of cascades on finite clustered random networks with a threshold rule  

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Cascade dynamics on networks are usually analyzed statically to determine existence criteria for cascades. Here, the Watts model of threshold dynamics on random Erd?s-Rényi networks is analyzed to determine the dynamic time evolution of cascades. The network is assumed to have a specific finite number of nodes n and is not assumed to be treelike. All combinations of threshold ?, network average nodal degree z, and seed sizes |S| from a single node up are included. The analysis permits study of network size effects and increased clustering coefficient. Several size effects not found by infinite network theory are predicted by the analysis and confirmed by simulations. In the region of ? and z where a single node can start a cascade, cascades are expanding, in the sense that each step flips a larger group than the previous step did. We show that this region extends to larger values of z than predicted by infinite network analyses. In the region where larger seeds are needed (size proportional to n), cascades begin by contracting: at the outset, each step flips fewer nodes than the previous step, but eventually the process reverses and becomes expanding. A critical mass that grows during the cascade beyond an easily-calculated threshold is identified as the cause of this reversal.

Daniel E. Whitney

2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

107

T-odd polarization observables in the photoproduction of charmed particles near threshold  

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The imaginary part of the matrix element for associative charm particle photoproduction, ?+N??c+D¯, has a definite spin structure, near the reaction threshold, being characterized by a single parameter. This allows us to predict, in the framework of an effective Lagrangian approach, the energy and the angular dependence of T-odd polarization observables such as the analyzing power in the reaction ?+p???c+D¯ and the polarization of the ?c hyperon, produced in the collision of unpolarized particles. We find sizable values for these observables, which can be measured experimentally.

Michail P. Rekalo and Egle Tomasi-Gustafsson

2001-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

108

Effects of pion potential and nuclear symmetry energy on the $\\pi^{-}/\\pi^{+}$ ratio in heavy-ion collisions at beam energies around the pion production threshold  

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Within the framework of an isospin-dependent Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck(IBUU) transport model, we studied the effects of the pion potential and the symmetry energy on the pion production in the central $^{197}Au+^{197}Au$ collisions around the pion production threshold. It is found that the pion potential affects the value of $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratio around the Coulomb peak and also in the high energy region of pion mesons. The effect of the pion potential on the $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratio becomes large in heavy-ion collisions at beam energies below the pion production threshold. And at beam energies below the pion production threshold, with the pion potential, the effect of the symmetry energy on the $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratio becomes quite small compared with that above the pion production threshold.

Guo, Wen-Mei; Liu, Hang; Zuo, Wei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Value Study Desk Manual  

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PREPARED FOR: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Contractor Human Resources Policy Division September 26, 2012 UPDATE VALUE STUDY DESK MANUAL Prepared for: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY By: BUCK CONSULTANTS Under DE-AC01-96AD38107 Update Prepared for: DOE By: AON CONSULTING, INC. Under Delivery Order DE-BP01-08MA345678, Contract No. DE-AB01-08-ME11881 September 28, 2008 Update Prepared for: DOE By: Aon Hewitt Inc. Under Delivery Order DE-BP01-08MA345678, Contract No. DE-AB01-08-ME11881 September 26, 2012 Contents PART I Overview of Value Study Illustrative Flow Charts ..................................................................................... 1

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Value of Information spreadsheet  

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This spreadsheet represents the information posteriors derived from synthetic data of magnetotellurics (MT). These were used to calculate value of information of MT for geothermal exploration. Information posteriors describe how well MT was able to locate the "throat" of clay caps, which are indicative of hidden geothermal resources. This data is full explained in the peer-reviewed publication: Trainor-Guitton, W., Hoversten, G. M., Ramirez, A., Roberts, J., Júlíusson, E., Key, K., Mellors, R. (Sept-Oct. 2014) The value of spatial information for determining well placement: a geothermal example, Geophysics.

Trainor-Guitton, Whitney

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Value of Information spreadsheet  

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This spreadsheet represents the information posteriors derived from synthetic data of magnetotellurics (MT). These were used to calculate value of information of MT for geothermal exploration. Information posteriors describe how well MT was able to locate the "throat" of clay caps, which are indicative of hidden geothermal resources. This data is full explained in the peer-reviewed publication: Trainor-Guitton, W., Hoversten, G. M., Ramirez, A., Roberts, J., Júlíusson, E., Key, K., Mellors, R. (Sept-Oct. 2014) The value of spatial information for determining well placement: a geothermal example, Geophysics.

Trainor-Guitton, Whitney

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

112

ON COMPUTING UPPER LIMITS TO SOURCE INTENSITIES  

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A common problem in astrophysics is determining how bright a source could be and still not be detected in an observation. Despite the simplicity with which the problem can be stated, the solution involves complicated statistical issues that require careful analysis. In contrast to the more familiar confidence bound, this concept has never been formally analyzed, leading to a great variety of often ad hoc solutions. Here we formulate and describe the problem in a self-consistent manner. Detection significance is usually defined by the acceptable proportion of false positives (background fluctuations that are claimed as detections, or Type I error), and we invoke the complementary concept of false negatives (real sources that go undetected, or Type II error), based on the statistical power of a test, to compute an upper limit to the detectable source intensity. To determine the minimum intensity that a source must have for it to be detected, we first define a detection threshold and then compute the probabilities of detecting sources of various intensities at the given threshold. The intensity that corresponds to the specified Type II error probability defines that minimum intensity and is identified as the upper limit. Thus, an upper limit is a characteristic of the detection procedure rather than the strength of any particular source. It should not be confused with confidence intervals or other estimates of source intensity. This is particularly important given the large number of catalogs that are being generated from increasingly sensitive surveys. We discuss, with examples, the differences between these upper limits and confidence bounds. Both measures are useful quantities that should be reported in order to extract the most science from catalogs, though they answer different statistical questions: an upper bound describes an inference range on the source intensity, while an upper limit calibrates the detection process. We provide a recipe for computing upper limits that applies to all detection algorithms.

Kashyap, Vinay L.; Siemiginowska, Aneta [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Van Dyk, David A.; Xu Jin [Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-1250 (United States); Connors, Alanna [Eureka Scientific, 2452 Delmer Street, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94602-3017 (United States); Freeman, Peter E. [Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); Zezas, Andreas, E-mail: vkashyap@cfa.harvard.ed, E-mail: asiemiginowska@cfa.harvard.ed, E-mail: dvd@ics.uci.ed, E-mail: jinx@ics.uci.ed, E-mail: aconnors@eurekabayes.co, E-mail: pfreeman@cmu.ed, E-mail: azezas@cfa.harvard.ed [Physics Department, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, GR-710 03, Heraklion, Crete (Greece)

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Science and Human Values  

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... THE three essays on "Science and Human A Values" which Dr. J. Bronowski has contributed to recent issues ... Dr. Bronowski discusses the sense of human dignity and challenges widely held views of what science is and does. These views are highly relevant to the current task of developing- ...

1957-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Value of Agricultural  

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Economic Value of Agricultural Research Public Investment in Texas Agricultural Research Yields Significant Economic Returns #12;Texas agricultural producers and especially consumers benefit directly from in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University conducted analyses using an agriculture

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Singular Value Decomposition Generalized  

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1 Overview The singular value decomposition (SVD) is a generalization of the eigen- ferent eigenvalues are pairwise orthogonal. Let X be a positive semi-definite, its eigen containing the eigenvalues of X. The SVD uses the eigen-decomposition of a positive semi-definite matrix

Abdi, Hervé

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PV Value | Department of Energy  

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PV Value PV Value PV Value is a web-based tool that calculates the energy production value for a residential or commercial photovoltaic (PV) system. The tool is Uniform Standards...

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Extreme Value Analysis of Tidal Stream Velocity Perturbations  

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This paper presents a statistical extreme value analysis of maximum velocity perturbations from the mean flow speed in a tidal stream. This study was performed using tidal velocity data measured using both an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) and an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) at the same location which allows for direct comparison of predictions. The extreme value analysis implements of a Peak-Over-Threshold method to explore the effect of perturbation length and time scale on the magnitude of a 50-year perturbation.

Harding, Samuel; Thomson, Jim; Polagye, Brian; Richmond, Marshall C.; Durgesh, Vibhav; Bryden, Ian

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF BIOLOGICAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION  

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THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF BIOLOGICAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION BRUCE A. MCCARL, BRIAN C. MURRAY, AND UWE A. SCHNEIDER A. Abstract Carbon sequestration via forests and agricultural soils saturates over time to sequestration because of (1) an ecosystems limited ability to take up carbon which we will call saturation

McCarl, Bruce A.

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R-value Calculator  

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Advanced Wall Systems Advanced Wall Systems ORNL Home ASTM Testing BEP Home Related Sites Work With Us Advanced Wall Systems Home Interactive Calculators New Whole Wall R-value Calculators As A Part Of The ORNL Material Database For Whole Building Energy Simulations These calculators are replacing the old Whole Wall Thermal Performance calculator. These new versions of the calculator contain many new features and are part of the newly developed Interactive Envelope Materials Database for Whole-Building Energy Simulation Programs. The simple version of the Whole Wall R-value calculator is now available for use. This calculator is similar to the previous Whole Wall Thermal Performance calculator and does not require any downloads from the user. However, it was updated to allow calculations for fourteen wall details

120

Measuring Value in Healthcare  

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A statistical description and model of individual healthcare expenditures in the US has been developed for measuring value in healthcare. We find evidence that healthcare expenditures are quantifiable as an infusion-diffusion process, which can be thought of intuitively as a steady change in the intensity of treatment superimposed on a random process reflecting variations in the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment. The arithmetic mean represents the net average annual cost of healthcare; and when multiplied by the arithmetic standard deviation, which represents the effective risk, the result is a measure of healthcare cost control. Policymakers, providers, payors, or patients that decrease these parameters are generating value in healthcare. The model has an average absolute prediction error of approximately 10-12% across the range of expenditures which spans 6 orders of magnitude over a nearly 10-year period. For the top 1% of the population with the largest expenditures, representing 20%-30% of total ...

Gardner, Christopher

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-threshold positron impact ionization of hydrogen  

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The hyperspherical hidden crossing method (HHCM) is used to investigate positron impact ionization of hydrogen near threshold. An important feature of this method is that it can provide valuable insight into scattering processes. In the calculation of positron-hydrogen ionization, the adiabatic Hamiltonian is expanded about the Wannier saddle point; anharmonic corrections are treated perturbatively. The S-wave results are consistent with the Wannier threshold law and with the extended threshold law that was previously derived using the HHCM. We have extended the previous HHCM calculation to higher angular momenta L and have calculated the absolute ionization cross-section for L = 0, 1 and 2. The HHCM calculation confirms that the S-wave ionization cross-section is small and provides the reason why it is small. The HHCM ionization cross-section (summed over the lowest partial waves) is compared with a convergent close-coupling calculation, a 33-state close-coupling calculation and experimental data.

Macek, Joseph H [ORNL; Ward, S.J. [University of North Texas; Jansen, Krista [University of North Texas; Shertzer, J. [College Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotationally resolved threshold photoionization of H{sub 2}S  

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With the recent development of zero kinetic energy threshold photoelectron spectroscopy (ZEKE-PES) it is now possible to take advantage of the high resolution capabilities of laser radiation and measure the rotational distributions of many small cations produced via photoionization. We have used threshold photoelectron spectroscopy in conjunction with a VUV laser source to probe the rotational distributions of several molecular cations following one- photon VUV photoionization. Spectra are obtained by the delayed, pulsed field ionization (PFI) method which is a variant of the ZEKE- PES technique. In this paper, we report on the rotationally-resolved threshold photoelectron spectra of the non-linear triatomic H{sub 2}S. These measurements are an extension of our earlier study on H{sub 2}O which provided the first look at the symmetry properties of allowed rotational transitions in the photoionization of non-linear molecules.

Wiedmann, R.T.; White, M.G.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotationally resolved threshold photoionization of H sub 2 S  

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With the recent development of zero kinetic energy threshold photoelectron spectroscopy (ZEKE-PES) it is now possible to take advantage of the high resolution capabilities of laser radiation and measure the rotational distributions of many small cations produced via photoionization. We have used threshold photoelectron spectroscopy in conjunction with a VUV laser source to probe the rotational distributions of several molecular cations following one- photon VUV photoionization. Spectra are obtained by the delayed, pulsed field ionization (PFI) method which is a variant of the ZEKE- PES technique. In this paper, we report on the rotationally-resolved threshold photoelectron spectra of the non-linear triatomic H{sub 2}S. These measurements are an extension of our earlier study on H{sub 2}O which provided the first look at the symmetry properties of allowed rotational transitions in the photoionization of non-linear molecules.

Wiedmann, R.T.; White, M.G.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple thresholds in a model system of noisy ion channels  

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Voltage-activated ion channels vary randomly between open and closed states, influenced by the membrane potential and other factors. Signal transduction is enhanced by noise in a simple ion channel model. The enhancement occurs in a finite range of signals; the range can be extended using populations of channels. The range increases more rapidly in multiple-threshold channel populations than in single-threshold populations. The diversity of ion channels may thus be present as a strategy to reduce the metabolic costs of handling a broad class of electrochemical signals.

Michael J. Barber and Manfred L. Ristig

2006-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Damage Threshold of Silicon for Ultrafast Infrared Pulses  

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We present measurements of the optical damage threshold of crystalline silicon in air for ultrafast pulses in the near infrared. The wavelengths tested span a range from the telecommunications band at 1550 nm, extending to 2260 nm. We discuss the motivation for the measurements and give theoretical context. We then describe the experimental setup, diagnostics, and procedure. The results show a breakdown threshold of 0.2J/cm{sup 2} at 1550 nm and 1.06 ps FWHM pulse duration, and a weak dependence on wavelength.

Cowan, Benjamin M.; /Tech-X, Boulder /SLAC

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Threshold Surface-Passivated Photonic Crystal Nanocavity Laser  

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The efficiency and operating range of a photonic crystal laser is improved by passivating the InGaAs quantum well (QW) gain medium and GaAs membrane using an (NH4)S treatment. The passivated laser shows a four-fold reduction in nonradiative surface recombination rate, resulting in a four-fold reduction in lasing threshold. A three-level carrier dynamics model explains the results and shows that lasing threshold is as much determined by surface recombination losses as by the cavity quality factor (Q). Surface passivation therefore appears crucial in operating such lasers under practical conditions.

Dirk Englund; Hatice Altug; Jelena Vuckovic

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoproduction of the omega meson off the proton near threshold  

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An experimental study of omega photoproduction off the proton has been conducted by using the Crystal Ball and TAPS multiphoton spectrometers together with the photon tagging facility at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. The gp-->omega p differential cross sections are measured from threshold to the incident-photon energy Eg=1.4 GeV with ~15 MeV binning and full production-angle coverage. The quality of the present data near threshold gives access to a variety of interesting physics, including an estimation of the omegaN scattering length alpha_{omega p}.

Strakovsky, I I; Azimov, Ya I; Aguar-Bartolome, P; Annand, J R M; Arends, H J; Bantawa, K; Beck, R; Bekrenev, V; Berghaeuser, H; Braghieri, A; Briscoe, W J; Brudvik, J; Cherepnya, S; Codling, R F B; Collicott, C; Costanza, S; Demissie, B T; Downie, E J; Drexler, P; Fil'kov, L V; Glazier, D I; Gregor, R; Hamilton, D J; Heid, E; Hornidge, D; Jaegle, I; Jahn, O; Jude, T C; Kashevarov, V L; Keshelashvili, I; Kondratiev, R; Korolija, M; Kotulla, M; Koulbardis, A; Kruglov, S; Krusche, B; Lisin, V; Livingston, K; MacGregor, I J D; Maghrbi, Y; Manley, D M; Marinides, Z; McGeorge, J C; McNicoll, E F; Mekterovic, D; Metag, V; Middleton, D G; Mushkarenkov, A; Nefkens, B M K; Nikolaev, A; Novotny, R; Ortega, H; Ostrick, M; Otte, P B; Oussena, B; Pedroni, P; Pheron, F; Polonski, A; Robinson, J; Rosner, G; Rostomyan, T; Schumann, S; Sikora, M H; Starostin, A; Supek, I; Taragin, M F; Tarbert, C M; Thiel, M; Thomas, A; Unverzagt, M; Watts, D P; Werthmueller, D; Zehr, F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoproduction of the omega meson off the proton near threshold  

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An experimental study of omega photoproduction off the proton has been conducted by using the Crystal Ball and TAPS multiphoton spectrometers together with the photon tagging facility at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. The gp-->omega p differential cross sections are measured from threshold to the incident-photon energy Eg=1.4 GeV with ~15 MeV binning and full production-angle coverage. The quality of the present data near threshold gives access to a variety of interesting physics, including an estimation of the omegaN scattering length alpha_{omega p}.

I. I. Strakovsky; S. Prakhov; Ya. I. Azimov; P. Aguar-Bartolome; J. R. M. Annand; H. J. Arends; K. Bantawa; R. Beck; V. Bekrenev; H. Berghaeuser; A. Braghieri; W. J. Briscoe; J. Brudvik; S. Cherepnya; R. F. B. Codling; C. Collicott; S. Costanza; B. T. Demissie; E. J. Downie; P. Drexler; L. V. Fil'kov; D. I. Glazier; R. Gregor; D. J. Hamilton; E. Heid; D. Hornidge; I. Jaegle; O. Jahn; T. C. Jude; V. L. Kashevarov; I. Keshelashvili; R. Kondratiev; M. Korolija; M. Kotulla; A. Koulbardis; S. Kruglov; B. Krusche; V. Lisin; K. Livingston; I. J. D. MacGregor; Y. Maghrbi; D. M. Manley; Z. Marinides; J. C. McGeorge; E. F. McNicoll; D. Mekterovic; V. Metag; D. G. Middleton; A. Mushkarenkov; B. M. K. Nefkens; A. Nikolaev; R. Novotny; H. Ortega; M. Ostrick; P. B. Otte; B. Oussena; P. Pedroni; F. Pheron; A. Polonski; J. Robinson; G. Rosner; T. Rostomyan; S. Schumann; M. H. Sikora; A. Starostin; I. Supek; M. F. Taragin; C. M. Tarbert; M. Thiel; A. Thomas; M. Unverzagt; D. P. Watts; D. Werthmueller; F. Zehr

2014-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold current analysis of compressive strain (0-1. 8%) in low-threshold, long-wavelength quantum well lasers  

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A comprehensive study of the effect of compressive strain on the threshold current performance of long-wavelength (1.5 [mu]m) quantum well (QW) lasers is presented. Model predictions of threshold currents in such devices identify QW thickness as a parameter that must be considered in optimizing laser performance when Auger currents are present. A minimum in threshold current density is thus calculated when QW thicknesses are maintained between 70 and 100 [angstrom], presently achieved in strained QW's using InGaAsP, and thereby isolating strain effects from any thickness and energy dependences. Experimental comparisons between strained and unstrained devices thus reveal strain-induced reductions in internal transparency current density per QW from 66 to 40 A/cm[sup 2], an increase in peak differential modal gain from 0.12 to 0.23 cm/A, and evidence for the elimination of intervalence band absorption as compressive strain increases from 0 to 18%. However, most of these improvements arise in the first [approximately]1% of compressive strain. In order to fabricate low-threshold 1.5 [mu]m buried heterostructure BH devices in InP using these trained QW active regions, an optimized design is derived which shows that threshold current is at its lowest when the strip width is approximately 0.6-0.7 [mu]m. Example uncoated BH lasers exhibit room temperature pulsed threshold currents of 5.9 mA in structures without current blocking layers, and 4.1 mA in structures with current blocking layers.

Osinski, J.S.; Grodzinski, P.; Dapkus, D. (Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)); Zou, Yao (National Research Council, Ottawa (Canada))

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SHARP THRESHOLDS FOR THE RANDOMCLUSTER AND ISING MODELS  

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SHARP THRESHOLDS FOR THE RANDOM­CLUSTER AND ISING MODELS BENJAMIN GRAHAM AND GEOFFREY GRIMMETT), the Ising model with external field, and the coloured random­cluster model. The principal tech­ nique in statistical physics, namely those of the random­cluster model and the Ising model. In each case, the event

Grimmett, Geoffrey

131

SHARP THRESHOLDS FOR THE RANDOM-CLUSTER AND ISING MODELS  

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SHARP THRESHOLDS FOR THE RANDOM-CLUSTER AND ISING MODELS BENJAMIN GRAHAM AND GEOFFREY GRIMMETT. The models in question are the random-cluster model near the self-dual point psd(q) = q/(1 + q), the Ising in statistical physics, namely those of the random-cluster model and the Ising model. In each case, the event

Grimmett, Geoffrey

132

A Threshold Autoregressive Model for Wholesale Electricity Prices  

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A Threshold Autoregressive Model for Wholesale Electricity Prices B. Ricky Rambharat, Department, 2003 Abstract We introduce a discrete-time model for electricity prices, which accounts for both spikes Introduction The study of electricity price dynamics has attracted significant attention from researchers

133

Polymer Collapse, Protein Folding, and the Percolation Threshold  

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Polymer Collapse, Protein Folding, and the Percolation Threshold HAGAI MEIROVITCH University (Macromolecules 1989, 22, 3986­3997) to study protein folding, where H and P are the hydrophobic and polar amino; computer simulation; collapse transition; protein folding Introduction The behavior of dilute polymer

Meirovitch, Hagai

134

The Value of Economic Reality: Applying Economic Value Added.  

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??The concept of Economic Value Added (EVA) is a revolutionary way to measure the value of a business. In its simplest form, EVA is a… (more)

Phillips, David M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact Capital Partners Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Limited Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Impact Capital Partners Limited Place Los Angeles, California Zip CA 90067-1509 Product Los Angeles-based, investment intermediary that designs financial solutions and innovative strategies for achieving sustained growth and intrinsic value. References Impact Capital Partners Limited[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Impact Capital Partners Limited is a company located in Los Angeles, California . References ↑ "Impact Capital Partners Limited" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Impact_Capital_Partners_Limited&oldid=346814" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies

136

LANSCE beam current limiter  

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The Radiation Security System (RSS) at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) provides personnel protection from prompt radiation due to accelerated beam. Active instrumentation, such as the Beam Current Limiter, is a component of the RSS. The current limiter is designed to limit the average current in a beam line below a specific level, thus minimizing the maximum current available for a beam spill accident. The beam current limiter is a self-contained, electrically isolated toroidal beam transformer which continuously monitors beam current. It is designed as fail-safe instrumentation. The design philosophy, hardware design, operation, and limitations of the device are described.

Gallegos, F.R.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and value  

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Energy theories of value are reviewed and a new variant introduced, based on the empirical relationship between price per unit mass and energy requirement per unit mass for a wide range of commodities. It is shown that the demand pattern of households in the United Kingdom and the United States for energy (direct and embodied in goods) would tend to produce a declining ratio of energy to gross domestic product (GDP). However, the tendency of goods with low energy intensity to be associated with low-productivity gains introduces a counteracting effect, and energy/GDP ratios are fairly stable over time. The study of UK and US demand patterns is expanded to cover five additional developed countries, and their similarity is demonstrated once the effect of fuel price and time period of adjustment are taken into account. Finally, the simple relationship connecting energy intensity, fuel price, and time constant of adjustment is used to forecast (retrospectively) the energy use per dollar of GDP in each of the seven countries for the year 1976.

Roberts, P.C.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Threshold condition for traveling wave excitation in an annular prime?mover  

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The threshold condition for thermoacoustic instability in an annular prime?mover is derived. The region of spatially inhomogeneous temperature distribution (due to the presence of a stack and hot and cold heat exchangers) is assumed to be acoustically thin. The interaction of acoustic waves with the stack is assumed to be quasiadiabatic. Theoretical approach (based on the transformation of differential wave equation into Volterra integral equation which is solved by iterative procedure) is valid for arbitrary spatial temperature distribution. Nevertheless it was found that the threshold for the excitation of a traveling acoustic wave does not depend on the details of temperature spatial distribution but just on the ratio of the temperatures of hot and cold heat exchangers. Moreover the critical temperature ratio does not depend on the thickness of the stack if the acoustic losses inside the heated region are negligible in comparison with acoustic losses in the rest part of the annular system. In this important limiting case critical temperature ratio diminishes when the dimensions of the system are scaled up. [Work supported by DGA.

T. Le Polles; S. Job; H. Bailliet; P. Lotton; M. Bruneau; V. Gusev

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Qualitative and analytical results of the bifurcation thresholds to halo orbits  

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We study the dynamics in the neighborhood of the collinear Lagrangian points in the spatial, circular, restricted three--body problem. We consider the case in which one of the primaries is a radiating body and the other is oblate (although the latter is a minor effect). Beside having an intrinsic mathematical interest, this model is particularly suited for the description of a mission of a spacecraft (e.g., a solar sail) to an asteroid. The aim of our study is to investigate the occurrence of bifurcations to halo orbits, which take place as the energy level is varied. The estimate of the bifurcation thresholds is performed by analytical and numerical methods: we find a remarkable agreement between the two approaches. As a side result, we also evaluate the influence of the different parameters, most notably the solar radiation pressure coefficient, on the dynamical behavior of the model. To perform the analytical and numerical computations, we start by implementing a center manifold reduction. Next, we estimate the bifurcation values using qualitative techniques (e.g. Poincar\\'e surfaces, frequency analysis, FLIs). Concerning the analytical approach, following \\cite{CPS} we implement a resonant normal form, we transform to suitable action-angle variables and we introduce a detuning parameter measuring the displacement from the synchronous resonance. The bifurcation thresholds are then determined as series expansions in the detuning. Three concrete examples are considered and we find in all cases a very good agreement between the analytical and numerical results.

Sara Bucciarelli; Marta Ceccaroni; Alessandra Celletti; Giuseppe Pucacco

2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Qualitative and analytical results of the bifurcanion thresholds to halo orbits  

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We study the dynamics in the neighborhood of the collinear Lagrangian points in the spatial, circular, restricted three--body problem. We consider the case in which one of the primaries is a radiating body and the other is oblate (although the latter is a minor effect). Beside having an intrinsic mathematical interest, this model is particularly suited for the description of a mission of a spacecraft (e.g., a solar sail) to an asteroid. The aim of our study is to investigate the occurrence of bifurcations to halo orbits, which take place as the energy level is varied. The estimate of the bifurcation thresholds is performed by analytical and numerical methods: we find a remarkable agreement between the two approaches. As a side result, we also evaluate the influence of the different parameters, most notably the solar radiation pressure coefficient, on the dynamical behavior of the model. To perform the analytical and numerical computations, we start by implementing a center manifold reduction. Next, we estimate the bifurcation values using qualitative techniques (e.g. Poincar\\'e surfaces, frequency analysis, FLIs). Concerning the analytical approach, following \\cite{CPS} we implement a resonant normal form, we transform to suitable action-angle variables and we introduce a detuning parameter measuring the displacement from the synchronous resonance. The bifurcation thresholds are then determined as series expansions in the detuning. Three concrete examples are considered and we find in all cases a very good agreement between the analytical and numerical results.

Sara Bucciarelli; Marta Ceccaroni; Alessandra Celletti; Giuseppe Pucacco

2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Reaction {pi}N {yields} {pi}{pi}N near threshold  

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The LAMPF E1179 experiment used the {pi}{sup 0} spectrometer and an array of charged particle range counters to detect and record {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}, {pi}{sup 0}p, and {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}p coincidences following the reaction {pi}{sup +}p {yields} {pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup +}p near threshold. The total cross sections for single pion production were measured at the incident pion kinetic energies 190, 200, 220, 240, and 260 MeV. Absolute normalizations were fixed by measuring {pi}{sup +}p elastic scattering at 260 MeV. A detailed analysis of the {pi}{sup 0} detection efficiency was performed using cosmic ray calibrations and pion single charge exchange measurements with a 30 MeV {pi}{sup {minus}} beam. All published data on {pi}N {yields} {pi}{pi}N, including our results, are simultaneously fitted to yield a common chiral symmetry breaking parameter {xi} ={minus}0.25{plus_minus}0.10. The threshold matrix element {vert_bar}{alpha}{sub 0}({pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup +}p){vert_bar} determined by linear extrapolation yields the value of the s-wave isospin-2 {pi}{pi} scattering length {alpha}{sub 0}{sup 2}({pi}{pi}) = {minus}0.041{plus_minus}0.003 m{sub {pi}}{sup {minus}1}, within the framework of soft-pion theory.

Frlez, E.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Separated cross sections in ?^0 electroproduction at threshold at Q^2 = 0.05 GeV^2/c^2  

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The differential cross sections \\sigma_0=\\sigma_T+\\epsilon \\sigma_L, \\sigma_{LT}, and \\sigma_{TT} of \\pi^0 electroproduction from the proton were measured from threshold up to an additional center of mass energy of 40 MeV, at a value of the photon four-momentum transfer of Q^2= 0.05 GeV^2/c^2 and a center of mass angle of \\theta=90^\\circ. By an additional out-of-plane measurement with polarized electrons \\sigma_{LT'} was determined. This showed for the first time the cusp effect above the \\pi^+ threshold in the imaginary part of the s-wave. The predictions of Heavy Baryon Chiral Perturbation Theory are in disagreement with these data. On the other hand, the data are somewhat better predicted by the MAID phenomenological model and are in good agreement with the dynamical model DMT.

M. Weis; P. Bartsch; D. Baumann; J. Bermuth; A. M. Bernstein; K. Bohinc; R. Böhm; M. Ding; M. O. Distler; I. Ewald; J. M. Friedrich; J. Friedrich; M. Kahrau; M. Kohl; K. W. Krygier; A. Liesenfeld; H. Merkel; P. Merle; U. Müller; R. Neuhausen; M. M. Pavan; Th. Pospischil; M. Potokar; G. Rosner; H. Schmieden; M. Seimetz; S. Širca; A. Wagner; Th. Walcher

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting threshold and location of laser damage on optical surfaces  

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An apparatus useful in the prediction of the damage threshold of various optical devices, the location of weak spots on such devices and the location, identification, and elimination of optical surface impurities comprising, a focused and pulsed laser, an photo electric detector/imaging means, and a timer. The weak spots emit photoelectrons when subjected to laser intensities that are less than the intensity actually required to produce the damage. The weak spots may be eliminated by sustained exposure to the laser beam.

Siekhaus, Wigbert (Berkeley, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold Dynamics in Soil Carbon Storage for Bioenergy Crops  

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Threshold Dynamics in Soil Carbon Storage for Bioenergy Crops ... Because of increasing demands for bioenergy, a considerable amount of land in the midwestern United States could be devoted to the cultivation of second-generation bioenergy crops, such as switchgrass and miscanthus. ... The foliar carbon/nitrogen ratio (C/N) in these bioenergy crops at harvest is significantly higher than the ratios in replaced crops, such as corn or soybean. ...

Dong K. Woo; Juan C. Quijano; Praveen Kumar; Sayo Chaoka; Carl J. Bernacchi

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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? photoproduction from threshold through the S11(1535) resonance  

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We study photoproduction of ? mesons off protons in the effective Lagrangian approach. Unlike the ?0 case, ? photoproduction at threshold is strongly dominated by resonance excitation. The quantity (???)1/2A1/2/?T, characteristic of the photoexcitation of the S11(1535) resonance and its decay into the ?-nucleon channel, of interest to hadron models, is determined to be (0.22±0.02)×10-3 MeV-1 from the existing data.

M. Benmerrouche and Nimai C. Mukhopadhyay

1991-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Economical (k,m)-threshold controlled quantum teleportation  

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We study a (k,m)-threshold controlling scheme for controlled quantum teleportation. A standard polynomial coding over GF(p) with prime p > m-1 needs to distribute a d-dimensional qudit with d >= p to each controller for this purpose. We propose a scheme using m qubits (two-dimensional qudits) for the controllers' portion, following a discussion on the benefit of a quantum control in comparison to a classical control of a quantum teleportation.

Akira SaiToh; Robabeh Rahimi; Mikio Nakahara

2009-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Interference in above-threshold-ionization electron distributions from molecules  

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We present quantum-mechanical studies on above-threshold ionization of molecular ions in two and three dimensions. The momentum distributions show signatures of interfering emissions from the molecular centers. These structures deviate from a simple double-slit model that ignores the electron-ion interaction, but they are reproduced by an eikonal model. Such distortions of the interference pattern are partly responsible for the absence of clear interference patterns in the angle-integrated electron energy spectra.

Henkel, Jost [Institut fuer Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Universitaet Wuerzburg, and Roentgen Research Center for Complex Material Systems, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik and Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST), Leibniz Universitaet Hannover Appelstrasse 2, D-30167 Hannover (Germany); Lein, Manfred [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik and Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST), Leibniz Universitaet Hannover Appelstrasse 2, D-30167 Hannover (Germany); Engel, Volker [Institut fuer Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Universitaet Wuerzburg, and Roentgen Research Center for Complex Material Systems, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sharp thresholds for Hamiltonicity in random intersection graphs  

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Random Intersection Graphs, G"n","m","p, is a class of random graphs introduced in Karonski (1999) [7] where each of the n vertices chooses independently a random subset of a universal set of m elements. Each element of the universal sets is chosen independently ... Keywords: Hamilton cycles, Random intersection graph, Sharp threshold, Stochastic order relation between Gn,p and Gn,m,p

Charilaos Efthymiou; Paul G. Spirakis

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved value for the silicon free exciton binding energy  

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The free exciton binding energy is a key parameter in silicon material and device physics. In particular, it provides the necessary link between the energy threshold for valence to conduction band optical absorption and the bandgap determining electronic properties. The long accepted low temperature binding energy value of 14.7 ± 0.4 meV is reassessed taking advantage of developments subsequent to its original determination, leading to the conclusion that this value is definitely an underestimate. Using three largely independent experimental data sets, an improved low temperature value of 15.01 ± 0.06 meV is deduced, in good agreement with the most comprehensive theoretical calculations to date.

Green, Martin A., E-mail: m.green@unsw.edu.au [Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052 (Australia)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment  

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print A threshold law describes the dependence of a reaction yield near a reaction threshold. It is also a signature of the physical forces involved in the reaction, so the agreement of an observed threshold behavior with a threshold law or a departure from it can be a sensitive probe into how well the reaction physics is understood. A collaboration from Western Michigan University, the ALS, and Denison University has now shown that the threshold laws for inner-shell photodetachment of negative ions are not only obeyed but can extend over a much wider energy range than theory had predicted. Crossing a Threshold In physics and chemistry, a threshold refers to the minimum energy required for a reaction to just become observable. A threshold law mathematically describes the reaction yield as the energy varies near the threshold. For ionization of an atom, for example, the threshold is the minimum energy needed to eject an electron, and the threshold behavior of the ionization depends only on the Coulomb (electrical) attraction between the positively charged nucleus and negatively charged electron. When absorption of light causes removal (photodetachment) of an electron from a negatively charged ion (atom with one extra electron) the story changes because the negative electron is bound to a neutral atom.

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment  

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print A threshold law describes the dependence of a reaction yield near a reaction threshold. It is also a signature of the physical forces involved in the reaction, so the agreement of an observed threshold behavior with a threshold law or a departure from it can be a sensitive probe into how well the reaction physics is understood. A collaboration from Western Michigan University, the ALS, and Denison University has now shown that the threshold laws for inner-shell photodetachment of negative ions are not only obeyed but can extend over a much wider energy range than theory had predicted. Crossing a Threshold In physics and chemistry, a threshold refers to the minimum energy required for a reaction to just become observable. A threshold law mathematically describes the reaction yield as the energy varies near the threshold. For ionization of an atom, for example, the threshold is the minimum energy needed to eject an electron, and the threshold behavior of the ionization depends only on the Coulomb (electrical) attraction between the positively charged nucleus and negatively charged electron. When absorption of light causes removal (photodetachment) of an electron from a negatively charged ion (atom with one extra electron) the story changes because the negative electron is bound to a neutral atom.

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The Exchange-Value of Solar Thermal Energy  

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In Sweden there is a tendency that alternative energy will develop on market premises. In this ... I suggest that the low exergy value of solar thermal heat limits the technique“s commodification, i ... . By appl...

Johan Leidi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limited Test Ban Treaty  

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Detection System (USNDS), which monitors compliance with the international Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT). The LTBT, signed by 108 countries, prohibits nuclear testing in the...

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Double-metal-gate nanocrystalline Si thin film transistors with flexible threshold voltage controllability  

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We fabricated nano-crystalline Si (nc-Si:H) thin-film transistors (TFTs) with a double-metal-gate structure, which showed a high electron-mobility (?{sub FE}) and adjustable threshold voltages (V{sub th}). The nc-Si:H channel and source/drain (S/D) of the multilayered TFT were deposited at 375?°C by inductively coupled plasma chemical vapor deposition. The low grain-boundary defect density of the channel layer is responsible for the high ?{sub FE} of 370 cm{sup 2}/V-s, a steep subthreshold slope of 90?mV/decade, and a low V{sub th} of ?0.64?V. When biased with the double-gate driving mode, the device shows a tunable V{sub th} value extending from ?1?V up to 2.7?V.

Chiou, Uio-Pu; Pan, Fu-Ming, E-mail: fmpan@faculty.nctu.edu.tw [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China); Shieh, Jia-Min, E-mail: jmshieh@narlabs.org.tw, E-mail: jmshieh@faculty.nctu.edu.tw [National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China) [National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China); Departments of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China); Yang, Chih-Chao [National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China)] [National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China); Huang, Wen-Hsien [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China) [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30050, Taiwan (China); National Nano Device Laboratories, No. 26, Prosperity Road 1, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China); Kao, Yo-Tsung [Departments of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China)] [Departments of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China)

2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment  

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Long-Range Validity of Threshold Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment Print Wednesday, 29 March 2006 00:00 A threshold law describes the dependence of a reaction yield near a reaction threshold. It is also a signature of the physical forces involved in the reaction, so the agreement of an observed threshold behavior with a threshold law or a departure from it can be a sensitive probe into how well the reaction physics is understood. A collaboration from Western Michigan University, the ALS, and Denison University has now shown that the threshold laws for inner-shell photodetachment of negative ions are not only obeyed but can extend over a much wider energy range than theory had predicted.

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The linear no-threshold debate: Where do we go from here?  

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For the past several years the LNT (linear no-threshold) theory has come under attack within the scientific community. Analysis of a number of epidemiological studies of the Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings and workers exposed to low level radiation suggest that the LNT philosophy is overly conservative and low-level radiation may be less dangerous than commonly believed. Proponents of current standards argue that risk conservatism is justified because low level risks remain uncertain and it is prudent public health policy; LNT opponents maintain that regulatory compliance costs are excessive and there is now substantial scientific information arguing against the LNT model. Regulators use the LNT theory in the standards setting process to predict numbers of cancers due to exposure to low level radiation because direct observations of radiation-induced cancers in populations exposed to low level radiation are difficult. The LNT model is simplistic and provides a conservative estimate of risk. Abandoning the LNT philosophy and relaxing regulations would have enormous economic implications. However alternative models to predict risk at low dose are as difficult to justify as the LNT model. Perhaps exposure limits should be based on model-independent approaches. There is no requirement that exposure limits be based on any predictive model. It is prudent to base exposure limits on what is known directly about health effects of radiation exposure of human populations.

Kenneth L. Mossman

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POLICY PERSPECTIVE High Conservation Value or high confusion value? Sustainable  

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and biodiversity conservation in the tropics David P. Edwards1 , Brendan Fisher1 , & David S. Wilcove2 1 WoodrowPOLICY PERSPECTIVE High Conservation Value or high confusion value? Sustainable agriculture certifies timber that is harvested to manage and maintain forests defined as having High Conservation Value

Vermont, University of

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Automatic determination about precision parameter value based on inclusion degree with variable precision rough set model  

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Abstract The rough set theory provides a powerful approach for attributes reduction and data analysis. The variable precision rough set (VPRS) model, an extension of the original rough set approach, tolerates misclassifications of the training data to some degree, which promotes the applications of rough set theory in inconsistent information systems. However, in most existing algorithms of feature reduction based on VPRS, the precision parameter (?) is introduced as prior knowledge, which restricts their applications because it is not clear how to set the ? value. By studying ?-consistency in the measurement of a decision table and the threshold value of the ?-consistent decision table, this paper presents an algorithm for automatic determination of the precision parameter value from a decision table based on VPRS. At the same time, the precision parameter value from our proposed method is compared with the thresholds from the decision-theoretic rough set (DTRS). The influences of the precision parameter are also discussed on attribute reduction, which shows the necessity of the estimated precision parameter from a decision table. The simulation results including VPRS and other classification methods in real data further indicate that different precision parameter values make a great difference on rules and setting a precise parameter near the threshold value of the ?-consistent decision table can precisely reflect the decision distribution of the decision table.

Yusheng Cheng; Wenfa Zhan; Xindong Wu; Yuzhou Zhang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of optical limiting properties of Aluminium nanoparticles prepared by pulsed laser ablation in different carrier media  

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In this communication, we carried out the systematic investigation of nonlinear absorption and scattering properties of Aluminium nanoparticles (Al NPs) in various polar and non-polar solvents. Al NPs were synthesized with pulsed Nd:YAG laser operated at 1064 nm by ablating Al target in polar and non-polar liquid environment like chloroform, chlorobenzene, toluene, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride. Synthesized Al NPs colloids of various solvents differ in appearance and UV-Vis extinction spectra exhibit absorption in the UV region. The characterization of Al NPs performed by Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies reveal that NPs are made up of a well crystallized Al inner part (bright zone) embedded with an amorphous metal Al shell (dark region). Growth, aggregation, and precipitation mechanisms which influence the optical properties and stability of NPs are found to be related to the dipole moment of the surrounding liquid environment. The nonlinear absorption and scattering studies are performed by open aperture Z-scan technique with 532 nm under nanosecond pulse excitation. The Z-scan measurements are fitted theoretically to estimate both two-photon absorption (TPA) and nonlinear scattering (NLS) coefficients. In polar solvents like chlorobenzene, chloroform synthesized Al NPs exhibited higher TPA, NLS coefficient values, and lower optical limiting threshold values in comparison with partially polar solvent like toluene and non-polar solvents like benzene and carbontetrachloride. These results indicate the potential use of Al NPs as a versatile optical limiting material.

Kuladeep, Rajamudili; Jyothi, L.; Narayana Rao, D. [School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Hyderabad 500046 (India)] [School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Hyderabad 500046 (India); Prakash, P.; Mayank Shekhar, S. [Center of Excellence in Lasers and Optoelectronic Sciences, International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi (India)] [Center of Excellence in Lasers and Optoelectronic Sciences, International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi (India); Durga Prasad, M. [Center for Nanotechnology, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Hyderabad 500046 (India)] [Center for Nanotechnology, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Hyderabad 500046 (India)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Thresher: an improved algorithm for peak height thresholding of microbial community profiles  

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......replicates in a pair failing a quantitative test of similarity, either that threshold or...replicates in a pair failing some quantitative test of similarity, either that threshold or...rejected. As we show below, an appropriate test of similarity can be used both to set thresholds......

Verena Starke; Andrew Steele

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV Value®  

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and PV industry sales staff. For appraisers, the inputs specific to PV in the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum can be used as inputs to PV Value. Valuing a PV...

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Capacity Value of Solar Power  

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Evaluating the capacity value of renewable energy sources can pose significant challenges due to their variable and uncertain nature. In this paper the capacity value of solar power is investigated. Solar capacity value metrics and their associated calculation methodologies are reviewed and several solar capacity studies are summarized. The differences between wind and solar power are examined, the economic importance of solar capacity value is discussed and other assessments and recommendations are presented.

Duignan, Roisin; Dent, Chris; Mills, Andrew; Samaan, Nader A.; Milligan, Michael; Keane, Andrew; O'Malley, Mark

2012-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Cultural Values of Trees, Woods  

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research into the importance of the cultural values of trees, woods and forests for sustainable forest managers have to take account of cultural values as one of the central themes of Sustainable Forest and taking them into account as part of the processes of planning and decisionmaking. Cultural values

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The Tourism Global Value Chain  

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The Tourism Global Value Chain ECONOMIC UPGRADING AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Michelle Christian 2011 CENTER on GLOBALIZATION, GOVERNANCE & COMPETITIVENESS #12;The Tourism Global Value Chain: Economic: November 17, 2011 #12;The Tourism Global Value Chain: Economic Upgrading and Workforce Development i Table

Richardson, David

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Determination of action thresholds for electromagnetic tracking system-guided hypofractionated prostate radiotherapy using volumetric modulated arc therapy  

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Purpose: Hypofractionated prostate radiotherapy may benefit from both volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) due to shortened treatment time and intrafraction real-time monitoring provided by implanted radiofrequency(RF) transponders. The authors investigate dosimetrically driven action thresholds (whether treatment needs to be interrupted and patient repositioned) in VMAT treatment with electromagnetic (EM) tracking. Methods: VMAT plans for five patients are generated for prescription doses of 32.5 and 42.5 Gy in five fractions. Planning target volume (PTV) encloses the clinical target volume (CTV) with a 3 mm margin at the prostate-rectal interface and 5 mm elsewhere. The VMAT delivery is modeled using 180 equi-spaced static beams. Intrafraction prostate motion is simulated in the plan by displacing the beam isocenter at each beam assuming rigid organ motion according to a previously recorded trajectory of the transponder centroid. The cumulative dose delivered in each fraction is summed over all beams. Two sets of 57 prostate motion trajectories were randomly selected to form a learning and a testing dataset. Dosimetric end points including CTV D95%, rectum wall D1cc, bladder wall D1cc, and urethra Dmax, are analyzed against motion characteristics including the maximum amplitude of the anterior-posterior (AP), superior-inferior (SI), and left-right components. Action thresholds are triggered when intrafraction motion causes any violations of dose constraints to target and organs at risk (OAR), so that treatment is interrupted and patient is repositioned. Results: Intrafraction motion has a little effect on CTV D95%, indicating PTV margins are adequate. Tight posterior and inferior action thresholds around 1 mm need to be set in a patient specific manner to spare organs at risk, especially when the prescription dose is 42.5 Gy. Advantages of setting patient specific action thresholds are to reduce false positive alarms by 25% when prescription dose is low, and increase the sensitivity of detecting dose limits violations by 30% when prescription dose is high, compared to a generic 2 mm action box. The sensitivity and specificity calculated from the testing dataset are consistent to the learning set, which indicates that the patient specific approach is reliable and reproducible within the scope of the prostate database. Conclusions: This work introduces a formalism for ensuring a VMAT delivery meets the most clinically important dose requirements by using patient specific and dosimetric-driven action thresholds to hold the beam and reposition the patient when necessary. Such methods can provide improved sensitivity and specificity compared to conventional methods, which assume directionally symmetric action thresholds.

Zhang, Pengpeng; Mah, Dennis; Happersett, Laura; Cox, Brett; Hunt, Margie; Mageras, Gig [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical limiting materials  

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Optical limiting materials. Methanofullerenes, fulleroids and/or other fullerenes chemically altered for enhanced solubility, in liquid solution, and in solid blends with transparent glass (SiO.sub.2) gels or polymers, or semiconducting (conjugated) polymers, are shown to be useful as optical limiters (optical surge protectors). The nonlinear absorption is tunable such that the energy transmitted through such blends saturates at high input energy per pulse over a wide range of wavelengths from 400-1100 nm by selecting the host material for its absorption wavelength and ability to transfer the absorbed energy into the optical limiting composition dissolved therein. This phenomenon should be generalizable to other compositions than substituted fullerenes.

McBranch, Duncan W. (Santa Fe, NM); Mattes, Benjamin R. (Santa Fe, NM); Koskelo, Aaron C. (Los Alamos, NM); Heeger, Alan J. (Santa Barbara, CA); Robinson, Jeanne M. (Los Alamos, NM); Smilowitz, Laura B. (Los Alamos, NM); Klimov, Victor I. (Los Alamos, NM); Cha, Myoungsik (Goleta, CA); Sariciftci, N. Serdar (Santa Barbara, CA); Hummelen, Jan C. (Groningen, NL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron affinity of arsenic and the fine structure of As{sup -} measured using infrared photodetachment threshold spectroscopy  

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The binding energy and fine-structure splittings of the arsenic negative ion (As{sup -}) have been measured using infrared photodetachment threshold spectroscopy. The relative cross section for neutral atom production was measured with a crossed ion-beam-laser-beam apparatus over selected photon energy ranges between 630-810 meV. An s-wave threshold was observed due to the opening of the As{sup -}(4p{sup 4} {sup 3}P{sub 2}) to As(4p{sup 3} {sup 4}S{sub 3/2}) ground-state to ground-state transition, which yields the electron affinity of As to be 804.8(2) meV. s-wave thresholds were also observed for detachment from the J=1 and J=0 excited levels of As{sup -}, permitting accurate determination of the fine-structure splittings of 127.6(2) meV for {sup 3}P{sub 1}-{sup 3}P{sub 2} and 164.3(10) meV for {sup 3}P{sub 0}-{sup 3}P{sub 2}. The present values are consistent with previous measurements and substantially reduce the uncertainties.

Walter, C. W.; Gibson, N. D.; Field, R. L. III; Snedden, A. P.; Shapiro, J. Z.; Janczak, C. M.; Hanstorp, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Denison University, Granville, Ohio 43023 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, SE-412 96 Gothenburg (Sweden)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Decoupling limits in multi-sector supergravities  

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Conventional approaches to cosmology in supergravity assume the existence of multiple sectors that only communicate gravitationally. In principle these sectors decouple in the limit M{sub pl}??. In practice such a limit is delicate: for generic supergravities, where sectors are combined by adding their Kähler functions, the separate superpotentials must contain non-vanishing vacuum expectation values supplementing the naïve global superpotential. We show that this requires non-canonical scaling in the naïve supergravity superpotential couplings to recover independent sectors of globally supersymmetric field theory in the decoupling limit M{sub pl} ? ?.

Achúcarro, Ana; Hardeman, Sjoerd; Schalm, Koenraad; Aalst, Ted van der [Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics, Universiteit Leiden, Niels Bohrweg 2, Leiden (Netherlands); Oberreuter, Johannes M., E-mail: achucar@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl, E-mail: j.m.oberreuter@uva.nl, E-mail: kschalm@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl, E-mail: vdaalst@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl [Instituut voor Theoretische Fysica, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Science Park 904, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold Stress Creep Behavior of Alloy 617 at Intermediate Temperatures  

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Creep of Alloy 617, a solid solution Ni-Cr-Mo alloy, was studied in the temperature range of 1023 K to 1273 K (750 °C to 1000 °C). Typical power-law creep behavior with a stress exponent of approximately 5 is observed at temperatures from 1073 K to 1273 K (800 °C to 1000 °C). Creep at 1023 K (750 °C), however, exhibits threshold stress behavior coinciding with the temperature at which a low volume fraction of ordered coherent y' precipitates forms. The threshold stress is determined experimentally to be around 70 MPa at 1023 K (750 °C) and is verified to be near zero at 1173 K (900 °C)—temperatures directly correlating to the formation and dissolution of y' precipitates, respectively. The y' precipitates provide an obstacle to continued dislocation motion and result in the presence of a threshold stress. TEM analysis of specimens crept at 1023 K (750 °C) to various strains, and modeling of stresses necessary for y' precipitate dislocation bypass, suggests that the climb of dislocations around the y' precipitates is the controlling factor for continued deformation at the end of primary creep and into the tertiary creep regime. As creep deformation proceeds at an applied stress of 121 MPa and the precipitates coarsen, the stress required for Orowan bowing is reached and this mechanism becomes active. At the minimum creep rate at an applied stress of 145 MPa, the finer precipitate size results in higher Orowan bowing stresses and the creep deformation is dominated by the climb of dislocations around the y' precipitates.

J.K. Benz; L.J. Carroll; J.K. Wright; R.N. Wright; T. Lillo

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold for Potential Sputtering of LiF  

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We have measured total sputtering yields for impact of slow ( ?100 eV) singly and doubly charged ions on LiF. The minimum potential energy necessary to induce potential sputtering (PS) from LiF was determined to be about 10 eV. This threshold coincides with the energy necessary to produce a cold hole in the valence band of LiF by resonant neutralization. This allows the first unambiguous identification of PS induced by cold holes. Further stepwise increase of the sputtering yield with higher projectile potential energies provides evidence for additional defect-mediated sputtering mechanisms operative in alkali halides.

G. Hayderer; M. Schmid; P. Varga; H P. Winter; F. Aumayr; L. Wirtz; C. Lemell; J. Burgdörfer; L. Hägg; C. O. Reinhold

1999-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Declining Threshold for Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Declining Threshold for Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico ... The northwestern Gulf of Mexico shelf has been nicknamed “The Dead Zone” due to annual summertime (May?September) bottom-water hypoxia (dissolved oxygen ?2 mg L-1) that can be extensive (>20?000 km2) and last for several months. ... The annual occurrence of summertime (May?September) hypoxia on the northwestern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf has received considerable attention because it can extend over a large area (>20?000 km2) and last for several months (14). ...

Craig A. Stow; Song S. Qian; J. Kevin Craig

2004-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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NPR step-scaling across the charm threshold  

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Matching Non-Perturbative Renormalisation on the lattice and perturbative renormalisation would benefit from higher matching scales, which are needed for observables entering their permile era such as BK. In this work we lay down a strategy, within the Rome-Southampton framework, to push this scale higher across the charm threshold, and apply it to an exploration of the BK running from 3 GeV to 9 GeV. This is done on Nf = 2+1+1 ensembles generated by the RBC-UKQCD collaboration, and features a close study of the discretisation effects.

Frison, Julien; Garron, Nicolas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower versus Higher Hemoglobin Threshold for Transfusion in Septic Shock  

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...the criteria for septic shock, and had a blood concentration of hemoglobin of 9 g per deciliter or less as measured by means of valid point-of-care testing (see the Supplementary Appendix). The reasons for the exclusion of some patients are shown in Figure 1 and listed in the Supplementary Appendix. Intervention... A large Scandinavian randomized trial showed no important outcome differences between hemoglobin levels of 7 g per deciliter and 9 g per deciliter as transfusion thresholds in patients with septic shock.

Holst L.B.; Haase N.; Wetterslev J.

2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold LET for SEU induced by low energy ions  

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Simulations to determine the threshold LET as a function of the length of the ion track are consistent with there being two regions of charge collection. In the top layer which contains the depletion region all the charge generated is collected in time to upset the device. In the next layer, 10% to 20% of the charge generated is collected and contributes to upsetting the device. This second layer of partial charge collection may significantly impact the accuracy of SEU predictions involving low-energy neutrons and protons. A simple method of including this contribution in calculations is proposed.

McNulty, P.J.; Roche, P.; Palau, J.M.; Gasiot, J.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision determination of the dpi -> NN transition strength at threshold  

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An unusual but effective way to determine at threshold the dpi -> NN transition strength is to exploit the hadronic ground-state broadening in pionic deuterium, accessible by x-ray spectroscopy. The broadening is dominated by the true absorption channel dpi- -> nn, which is related to s-wave pion production pp -> dpi+ by charge symmetry and detailed balance. Using the exotic atom circumvents the problem of Coulomb corrections to the cross section as necessary in the production experiments. Our dedicated measurement finds (1171+23/-49) meV for the broadening yielding (252+5/-11) \\mub.

Th. Strauch; F. D. Amaro; D. F. Anagnostopoulos; P. Bühler; D. S. Covita; H. Gorke; D. Gotta; A. Gruber; A. Hirtl; P. Indelicato; E. -O. LeBigot; M. Nekipelov; J. M. F. dos Santos; S. Schlesser; Ph. Schmid; L. M. Simons; M. Trassinelli; J. F. C. A. Veloso; J. Zmeskal

2010-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Limited Commercial Maintenance (LCLM) Limited Lawn & Ornamental (LLO)  

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, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Ornamental & Turf, Private Ag, or General Standards CORE for Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM), you must attend all day to earn the 6 CEUs required. Limited Commercial Maintenance (LCLM) Limited Lawn & Ornamental (LLO) Training & Exams Date

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177

Q-value effects on the production of superheavy nuclei  

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The formation of superheavy nucleus {sup 270}Hs via the 4n evaporation channel of fusion reactions {sup 26}Mg+{sup 248}Cm, {sup 30}Si+{sup 244}Pu, {sup 36}S+{sup 238}U, and {sup 48}Ca+{sup 226}Ra is studied using a two-parameter Smoluchowski equation. The evaporation residual cross sections of the reactions {sup 48}Ca+{sup 226}Ra and {sup 36}S+{sup 238}U are obviously enhanced because of their large negative Q values. The enhancement is due to the fact that the excitation energy corresponding to the maximum yield of the evaporation residue depends on the reaction Q value, and the maximum cross section sensitively depends on the increment of this excitation energy relative to the effective threshold energy of which the channel for fission after 4n emission opens.

Liu, Z. H. [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P. O. Box 275, Beijing 102413 (China); Bao, Jing-Dong [Department of Physics, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

178

Earned Value Management System (EVMS)  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Guide provides approaches for implementing the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) requirements of DOE O 413.3B. Cancels DOE G 413.3-10.

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

179

Lagrangian Variational Framework for Boundary Value Problems  

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A boundary value problem is commonly associated with constraints imposed on a system at its boundary. We advance here an alternative point of view treating the system as interacting "boundary" and "interior" subsystems. This view is implemented through a Lagrangian framework that allows to account for (i) a variety of forces including dissipative acting at the boundary; (ii) a multitude of features of interactions between the boundary and the interior fields when the boundary fields may differ from the boundary limit of the interior fields; (iii) detailed pictures of the energy distribution and its flow; (iv) linear and nonlinear effects. We provide a number of elucidating examples of the structured boundary and its interactions with the system interior. We also show that the proposed approach covers the well known boundary value problems.

Alexander Figotin; Guillermo Reyes

2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

180

Security Clearances; Limitations  

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SEC. 1072. SECURITY CLEARANCES; LIMITATIONS. SEC. 1072. SECURITY CLEARANCES; LIMITATIONS. (a) In General.-Title III of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 435b) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "SEC. 3002. SECURITY CLEARANCES; LIMITATIONS. "(a) Definitions.-In this section: "(1) Controlled substance.-The term `controlled substance' has the meaning given that term in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802). "(2) Covered person.-The term `covered person' means- "(A) an officer or employee of a Federal agency; "(B) a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is on active duty or is in an active status; and "(C) an officer or employee of a contractor of a Federal agency.

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Value-Added Stock Loan Participation Program | Department of Energy  

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Value-Added Stock Loan Participation Program Value-Added Stock Loan Participation Program Value-Added Stock Loan Participation Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Savings Category Bioenergy Solar Buying & Making Electricity Wind Maximum Rebate RFA provides up to 45% of the loan up to $40,000 of loan principal Program Info Start Date 1994 State Minnesota Program Type State Loan Program Provider Minnesota Department of Agriculture The Value-Added Stock Loan Participation Program was created in 1994 and is designed to help farmers finance the purchase of stock in certain types of cooperative, limited liability company, or limited liability partnership that will produce a "value-added agricultural product." This may include wind energy and anaerobic-digestion cooperatives if they meet the

182

Analysis of design control values for TEP  

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The Tokamak Exhaust Processing (TEP) Performance Requirements Report (USITER-13201-TD0005-R00), date May 29, 2007 defined feed sources for TEP quantities and approximate flow rate of gases from these individual sources. In addition, the report identified the approximate periods of time (during Burn and Dwell, 'Silent Shift', etc.) that these gases would be transferred to TEP. This report did not take into account the detailed, time dependent, sequencing options for receiving gases from these feed sources. Sequencing is critical in defining the actual design basis values (flow rates, etc.) for TEP. This report analyzes the time dependent sequencing of feed flows to TEP and defines the ,design basis values. This analysis is based on the values presented in the TEP Performance Requirements Report (TEP PRR), and indicates that the ITER Burn and Dwell, Silent Shift Following 16 hours of Burn and Dwell, Glow Discharge Cleaning (GDC), and Silent Shift following 100 hours of GDC scenarios are the limiting scenarios from which the design basis values will be defined.

Carlson, Bryan J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Creating Value Wood Products Industry  

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and an information dissemination plan. The program areas are Industrial Process Improvement, Environmental Assessment1 Creating Value for the Wood Products Industry Creating Value for the Wood Products Industry Louisiana Forest Products Development Center #12;2 Louisiana is blessed with quality timberland

184

Performance limits of heliostat fields  

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Geometric and thermodynamic arguments are used to derive upper limits on the performance of a solar energy collection system, consisting of an axisymmetric heliostat field, a solar tower, secondary optics and a black receiver. Performance limits on collected power, concentration, and work output are presented. Performance of tower systems with several secondary optics options is compared: tower-top Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC), Tailored Edge-Ray Concentrator (TERC) approximated by a cone, and Cassegrainian with ground-level CPC or Compound Elliptic Concentrator (CEC). Optimized ray tracing is used to generate the design parameters of the secondary concentrators that yield the highest optical efficiency. The results show that the tower-top Cone provides the best performance regarding both concentration and efficiency, except for very large fields. The Cassegrainian designs come in second, but become equal and even better than the Cone for large fields. The results for the Cassegrainian are sensitive to the value of the reflectivity, due to the additional reflections incurred. The choice of a CEC is better than a CPC for the terminal concentration in a Cassegrainian system, but the difference is small. The suitability of the different design options for high-temperature solar applications is discussed. The recommendations regarding optical configuration depend on field size, as well as on application-specific constraints.

Kribus, A.; Krupkin, V.; Yogev, A. [Weizmann Inst. of Science, Rehovot (Israel). Environmental Sciences and Energy Research Dept.; Spirkl, W. [Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany). Sektion Physik

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Analysis of value creation and value capture in microfluidics market .  

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??Advances in microfluidics in the last two decade have created a tremendous technological value which is shaping genomics; drug discovery; proteomics; and point-of-care diagnostics. The… (more)

Yadav, Shailendra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Heart Rate Variability Analysis Using Threshold of Wavelet Package Coefficients  

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In this paper, a new efficient feature extraction method based on the adaptive threshold of wavelet package coefficients is presented. This paper especially deals with the assessment of autonomic nervous system using the background variation of the signal Heart Rate Variability HRV extracted from the wavelet package coefficients. The application of a wavelet package transform allows us to obtain a time-frequency representation of the signal, which provides better insight in the frequency distribution of the signal with time. A 6 level decomposition of HRV was achieved with db4 as mother wavelet, and the above two bands LF and HF were combined in 12 specialized frequencies sub-bands obtained in wavelet package transform. Features extracted from these coefficients can efficiently represent the characteristics of the original signal. ANOVA statistical test is used for the evaluation of proposed algorithm.

Kheder, G; Massoued, M Ben; Samet, M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

V-uniform ergodicity of threshold autoregressive nonlinear time series  

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intervals. Each threshold autoregressive model can be embedded in a Markov chain on Rp. For specifics, if we write Xt = (yt,yt-1,...,yt-p+1)prime the TAR(p) model introduced in (1.1) can be expressed as the following: Xt = AiXt-1 +nut, Xt-1 element Ri (1... ... 0 0 0 1 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 0 0 .. ... 1 0 1 CC CC CC CC CC A 3 and nut = xit(1,0,...,0)prime . Since the distribution of Xt given X0,...,Xt-1 depends upon Xt-1 only, Xt is a Markov chain. The transition measure of Xt is singular w.r.t. Lebesgue...

Boucher, Thomas Richard

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

188

Measurements of the Threshold Displacement Energy in Ta and Nb  

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Changes in the damage rate (residual electrical resistivity per unit electron fluence) were measured as a function of incident electron energy in the range 1.0-2.2 MeV for 0.002-in.-diam Nb and Ta wires. The threshold energies, estimated by simple extrapolation to zero production rates, were 36 eV for Nb and 32 eV for Ta. The resistivity of a Frenkel pair was determined to be about 5.3 ?? cm/at.% for Nb and 1.9 ?? cm/at.% for Ta. The damage production curves for two other bcc metals, Mo and W, are compared with those for Nb and Ta.

G. Youngblood; S. Myhra; J. W. DeFord

1969-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

189

Low Threshold Parametric Decay Backscattering Instability in Tokamak Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating Experiments  

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The experimental conditions leading to substantial reduction of the backscattering decay instability threshold in electron cyclotron resonance heating experiments in toroidal devices are analyzed. It is shown that a drastic decrease of threshold is provided by the nonmonotonic behavior of plasma density in the vicinity of magnetic island and poloidal magnetic field inhomogeneity making possible localization of ion Bernstein decay waves. The corresponding ion Bernstein wave gain and the parametric decay instability pump power threshold is calculated.

E. Z. Gusakov and A. Yu. Popov

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

190

Low Threshold Parametric Decay Backscattering Instability in Tokamak Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating Experiments  

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The experimental conditions leading to substantial reduction of the backscattering decay instability threshold in electron cyclotron resonance heating experiments in toroidal devices are analyzed. It is shown that a drastic decrease of threshold is provided by the nonmonotonic behavior of plasma density in the vicinity of magnetic island and poloidal magnetic field inhomogeneity making possible localization of ion Bernstein decay waves. The corresponding ion Bernstein wave gain and the parametric decay instability pump power threshold is calculated.

Gusakov, E. Z.; Popov, A. Yu. [Ioffe Institute, St.-Petersburg (Russian Federation)

2010-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

191

Heat flux limiting sleeves  

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A heat limiting tubular sleeve extending over only a portion of a tube having a generally uniform outside diameter, the sleeve being open on both ends, having one end thereof larger in diameter than the other end thereof and having a wall thickness which decreases in the same direction as the diameter of the sleeve decreases so that the heat transfer through the sleeve and tube is less adjacent the large diameter end of the sleeve than adjacent the other end thereof.

Harris, William G. (Tampa, FL)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Core Values | Department of Energy  

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Core Values Core Values Core Values People - People are our most important resource. We respect and use our experience and skills and appreciate our diversity. Business Excellence - We are fiscally responsible and actively pursue best business practices. Safety - We protect our human and material resources and promote safe work practices within the office and at our sites. Communication - We take full advantage of our virtual organization's strengths and share information freely across all levels of the organization. Leadership and Teamwork - We encourage leadership and teamwork at all levels of the organization. We value active participation and demonstrate respect for each other. Customer Service - We openly communicate with all our customers in a timely manner and actively seek opportunities to improve our services.

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Earned Value Management System (EVMS)  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The Guide supports the Departments initiatives to improve program, project, and contract management through the implementation and surveillance of contractors earned value management systems. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-10A.

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

194

Temporal Databases with Null Values  

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In this paper we present a temporal data model capable of representing null values in valid time based on first normal form (1NF) and temporal intervals. As opposed to previous temporal data models, we store t...

Mansik Park; 1]Hans-Hermann Leinen

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

E-Print Network 3.0 - absolute threshold technique Sample Search...  

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and Computing (1995) 5, 265-273 Application of wavelets to the Summary: theory. In Section 3, we discuss available techniques for thresholding the coefficients of a...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - above-threshold ionization energy-resolved...  

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Femtoscale Linda Young Summary: is thought to evolve to another breakup mechanism as the excess energy above threshold (203 eV) is increased... describes experiments using...

197

2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Ryerson University Profile (Threshold House)  

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2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Ryerson University Profile (Threshold House), as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy website.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atoms two-photon above-threshold Sample...  

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created, which can be considered above threshold ionization ATI . Unlike in the seminal atomic ATI studies... absorption of four laser photons, equivalent to 20 eV excitation...

199

Generalized cell–dual-cell transformation and exact thresholds for percolation  

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Suggested by Scullard’s recent star-triangle relation for correlated bond systems, we propose a general “cell–dual-cell” transformation, which allows in principle an infinite variety of lattices with exact percolation thresholds to be generated. We directly verify Scullard’s site percolation thresholds, and derive the bond thresholds for his “martini” lattice (pc=1?2) and the “A” lattice (pc=0.625457…, solution to p5?4p4+3p3+2p2?1=0). We also present a precise Monte Carlo test of the site threshold for the “A” lattice.

Robert M. Ziff

2006-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternatives of non-threshold and threshold concepts of cancerogenic and mutagenic effects of low LET radiation: the analysis of postulates and arguments  

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The comparative analysis of radiation-induced stochastic effects in organisms and cells is given under the aspect of the comparison of non-threshold vs. threshold concepts of radiation effect induction including their postulate basis analysis. Most representative data of basic research areas of radiation-induced stochastic effects are considered, including data on radiation epidemiology and experimental and theoretical radiobiology. The main conclusion of the elaborated analysis consists in the principal difference of dose response patterns for radiation-induced, stochastic effects in the low dose range compared with those in the high dose range. The principal inadequacy of extrapolations from high to low dose ranges is noted, as well as the better justification and the corresponding preference attributed to the threshold concept of low LET radiation effects. The new approach principle of the approximate radiation-induced stochastic effect, quasi-threshold evaluation, is presented.

Lev M. Rozhdestvensky

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

A brightness exceeding simulated Langmuir limit  

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When an excitation of the first lens determines a beam is parallel beam, a brightness that is 100 times higher than Langmuir limit is measured experimentally, where Langmuir limits are estimated using a simulated axial cathode current density which is simulated based on a measured emission current. The measured brightness is comparable to Langmuir limit, when the lens excitation is such that an image position is slightly shorter than a lens position. Previously measured values of brightness for cathode apical radii of curvature 20, 60, 120, 240, and 480 ?m were 8.7, 5.3, 3.3, 2.4, and 3.9 times higher than their corresponding Langmuir limits, respectively, in this experiment, the lens excitation was such that the lens and the image positions were 180 mm and 400 mm, respectively. From these measured brightness for three different lens excitation conditions, it is concluded that the brightness depends on the first lens excitation. For the electron gun operated in a space charge limited condition, some of the electrons emitted from the cathode are returned to the cathode without having crossed a virtual cathode. Therefore, method that assumes a Langmuir limit defining method using a Maxwellian distribution of electron velocities may need to be revised. For the condition in which the values of the exceeding the Langmuir limit are measured, the simulated trajectories of electrons that are emitted from the cathode do not cross the optical axis at the crossover, thus the law of sines may not be valid for high brightness electron beam systems.

Nakasuji, Mamoru [2-15-11, Serigaya-chou, Kounan-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken (Japan)] [2-15-11, Serigaya-chou, Kounan-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken (Japan)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

202

Binary threshold networks as a natural null model for biological networks  

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Spin models of neural networks and genetic networks are considered elegant as they are accessible to statistical mechanics tools for spin glasses and magnetic systems. However, the conventional choice of variables in spin systems may cause problems in some models when parameter choices are unrealistic from a biological perspective. Obviously, this may limit the role of a model as a template model for biological systems. Perhaps less obviously, also ensembles of random networks are affected and may exhibit different critical properties. We consider here a prototypical network model that is biologically plausible in its local mechanisms. We study a discrete dynamical network with two characteristic properties: Nodes with binary states 0 and 1, and a modified threshold function with ?0(0)=0. We explore the critical properties of random networks of such nodes and find a critical connectivity Kc=2.0 with activity vanishing at the critical point. Finally, we observe that the present model allows a more natural implementation of recent models of budding yeast and fission yeast cell-cycle control networks.

Matthias Rybarsch and Stefan Bornholdt

2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

203

Property Values | Open Energy Information  

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Property Values Property Values Jump to: navigation, search Maple Ridge Wind Farm. Photo from Iberdrola Renewables, NREL 15240 Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have performed empirical investigations to address typical community concerns about wind energy and property values. Based on the data sample and analysis, "no evidence is found that home prices surrounding wind facilities are consistently, measurably, and significantly affected by either the view of wind facilities or the distance of the home to those facilities. Although the analysis cannot dismiss the possibility that individual homes or small numbers of homes have been or could be negatively impacted, it finds that if these impacts exist, they are either too small and/or too infrequent to

204

Threshold displacement energies and defect formation energies in Y2Ti2O7  

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Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations have been carried out to determine both the threshold displacement energies Ed and corresponding defect configurations, and ab initio methods have been used to accurately determine the formation energies in Y2Ti2O7. The minimum Ed is found to be 27 eV for a Y recoil along the <100> direction, 31.5 eV for Ti atoms along the <100> direction, 14.5 eV for O48f atoms along the <110> direction and 13 eV for O8b atoms along the <111> direction. The average Ed value along three directions determined is 35.1, 35.4, 17.0 and 16.2 eV for yttrium, titanium, O48f and O8b atoms, respectively. Cation interstitials at vacant 8a sites, which are generally occupied by oxygen anions, and at the bridge sites between two neighboring cations along the <010> direction are observed after low energy recoil events. A systematic study of the defect formation energies suggests that cation interstitials, which are located at 8a sites and bridge sites along the <010> direction, and in split configurations along the <010>, <110> or <111> direction, are all stable in these configurations. It is suggested that the relative stability of cation interstitials may provide a pathway of driving ion-irradiation induced amorphization in Y2Ti2O7.

Xiao, Haiyan Y.; Gao, Fei; Weber, William J.

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

205

Threshold Concepts and Their Use in Rangeland Management and Restoration: The Good,  

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management via potential-based land classification sys- tems and associated state-and-transition models (STMsThreshold Concepts and Their Use in Rangeland Management and Restoration: The Good, the Bad properties in time or space. In rangeland management, thresholds reflect changes in vegetation and soils

206

Investigating the Effect of Freeway Congestion Thresholds on Decision-making Inputs  

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. The rankings of congestion measures for freeway segments hold steady across the congestion thresholds ranging from 60 mph to 30 mph and across the congestion measures. From an investment point of view, the congestion threshold speed used is not a concern...

Qu, Tongbin

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

207

An extremely sharp phase transition threshold for the slow growing hierarchy  

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threshold point'. An everyday life example of this is the change from one material state to a different oneAn extremely sharp phase transition threshold for the slow growing hierarchy Andreas Weiermann of. This article is part of our general research program on phase transitions in logic

Weiermann, Andreas

208

Consumption asymmetry and the stock market: New evidence through a threshold adjustment model  

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Consumption asymmetry and the stock market: New evidence through a threshold adjustment model whether stock market wealth affects real consumption asymmetrically through a threshold adjustment model. The empirical findings for the US show that wealth produces an asymmetric effect on real consumption

Ahmad, Sajjad

209

Catalyst: Triggering Collective Action with Thresholds Justin Cheng, Michael S. Bernstein  

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Catalyst: Triggering Collective Action with Thresholds Justin Cheng, Michael S. Bernstein Stanford The web is a catalyst for drawing people together around shared goals, but many groups never reach other people commit as well. Catalyst is a platform that introduces activation thresholds for on

Pratt, Vaughan

210

4th BIENNIAL THRESHOLD CONCEPTS CONFERENCE and 6th NAIRTL ANNUAL CONFERENCE  

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4th BIENNIAL THRESHOLD CONCEPTS CONFERENCE and 6th NAIRTL ANNUAL CONFERENCE Register at www.nairtl.ie/conference12 before May 31st Registration fee is 200 SUB-THEMES The conference programme will include oral development, and new developments in threshold concepts. PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS A pre-conference "Student

O'Mahony, Donal E.

211

Profit Sharing with Thresholds and Non-monotone Player Utilities Elliot Anshelevich  

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Profit Sharing with Thresholds and Non-monotone Player Utilities Elliot Anshelevich John Postl July that the player utility is monotone in the number of participants working on their project, we consider non-monotone player utilities. Such utilities could result, for example, from "threshold" or "phase transition

Anshelevich, Elliot

212

Two-photon above-threshold ionization of magnesium F. Martin,2  

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Two-photon above-threshold ionization of magnesium A. Reber,1 F. Marti´n,2 H. Bachau,3 and R. S to understanding the photoionization properties of magnesium 1­8 , the problem of above- threshold ionization ATI

Berry, R. Stephen

213

Characterization of the Threshold Response of Initiation of Blood Clotting to Stimulus Patch Size  

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Characterization of the Threshold Response of Initiation of Blood Clotting to Stimulus Patch Size demonstrates that the threshold response of initiation of blood clotting to the size of a patch of stimulus on the Damko¨hler number. Human blood and plasma were exposed to surfaces patterned with patches presenting

Ismagilov, Rustem F.

214

Design and implementation of a sub-threshold wireless BFSK transmitter  

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the BFSK transmitter using a standard cell methodology on the same die operating at super-threshold voltages on a different voltage domain. Experiments using the fabricated die show that the sub-threshold circuit consumes 19.4x lower power than...

Paul, Suganth

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

215

Design and implementation of a sub-threshold wireless BFSK transmitter  

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the BFSK transmitter using a standard cell methodology on the same die operating at super-threshold voltages on a different voltage domain. Experiments using the fabricated die show that the sub-threshold circuit consumes 19.4x lower power than...

Paul, Suganth

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

216

THE CHANGING VALUES OF SCIENCE  

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...human beings, who refuse to be treated as though they were robots working under purely mechanical forces. Is it the case that...in the background of my thinking as I have en-deavored to paint the picture of the values of science as they appear to me in...

R. C. WALLACE

1938-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

217

The H-mode power threshold in hydrogen plasmas in DIII-D  

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In DIII-D, experiments have been performed in hydrogen plasmas to determine the requirement for hydrogen operation in ITER. The H-mode threshold power has been determined to increase with input torque for both hydrogen and deuterium plasmas with the H-mode power threshold for hydrogen plasmas being greater by approximately a factor of 2 at zero torque than in comparable deuterium plasmas. The threshold power for hydrogen discharges with full counter-current beam injection is roughly the same as the threshold power for deuterium discharges with co-current beam injection. The plasma geometry also influences the power threshold through the vertical distance between the X-point and the divertor surface.

Gohil, P. [General Atomics; Jernigan, T. C. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Scoville, J. T. [General Atomics, San Diego; Strait, E. J. [General Atomics

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Fault Current Limiters  

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Fault Fault Current Limiters Superconducting & Solid-state Power Equipment Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability www.oe.energy.gov Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585 Plugging America Into the Future of Power What are FCLs? A fault is an unintentional short circuit, or partial short-circuit, in an electric circuit. A variety of factors such as lightning, downed power lines, or crossed power lines cause faults. During a fault, excessive current-called fault current- flows through the electrical system often resulting in a failure of one section of that system by causing a

219

Housing growth in and near United States protected areas limits their conservation value  

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...II). By contrast, national forests are managed for sustainable use and are afforded the least protection...administrative boundaries of national forests is prized real estate. Future Housing Growth in and near Protected Areas...

Volker C. Radeloff; Susan I. Stewart; Todd J. Hawbaker; Urs Gimmi; Anna M. Pidgeon; Curtis H. Flather; Roger B. Hammer; David P. Helmers

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Value Proposition: Previous physical limitations of use of the screw pump  

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� Reduction of energy costs due to an optimal adjustment during the pumping process 2 Technologie-Expos� No. A second prototype provided additional technological improvements. Commercialization opportunities: The TU Darmstadt is looking for companies interested in further developing the technology and commercializing

Haller-Dintelmann, Robert

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221

Gravity-induced electric polarisation near the Schwarzschild limit  

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... no doubt produces extremely small consequences. But in a collapsed star lying near to its Schwarzschild limit the local value of g may be large enough to produce observable effects, ... in conjunction with a rapid rotation of the star3. Thus if we apply the usual Schwarzschild metric to a condensed object then the local value of the gravitational intensity on the ...

W. DAVIDSON; H. J. EFINGER

1974-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon and graviton mass limits  

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We review past and current studies of possible long-distance, low-frequency deviations from Maxwell electrodynamics and Einstein gravity. Both have passed through three phases: (1) Testing the inverse-square laws of Newton and Coulomb, (2) Seeking a nonzero value for the rest mass of photon or graviton, and (3) Considering more degrees of freedom, allowing mass while preserving gauge or general-coordinate invariance. For electrodynamics there continues to be no sign of any deviation. Since our previous review the lower limit on the photon Compton wavelength (associated with weakening of electromagnetic fields in vacuum over large distance scale) has improved by four orders of magnitude, to about one astronomical unit. Rapid current progress in astronomical observations makes it likely that there will be further advances. These ultimately could yield a bound exceeding galactic dimensions, as has long been contemplated. Meanwhile, for gravity there have been strong arguments about even the concept of a graviton rest mass. At the same time there are striking observations, commonly labeled 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' that some argue imply modified gravity. This makes the questions for gravity much more interesting. For dark matter, which involves increased attraction at large distances, any explanation by modified gravity would be qualitatively different from graviton mass. Because dark energy is associated with reduced attraction at large distances, it might be explained by a graviton-mass-like effect.

Nieto, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goldhaber Scharff, Alfred [SUNY

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Earned Value Management System RM  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Earned Value Management System Review Module Earned Value Management System Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O Ea 0 OFFICE OF arned Va C CD-1 F ENVIRO Standard R alue Man Rev Critical Decis CD-2 M ONMENTAL Review Plan agement view Module sion (CD) Ap CD March 2010 L MANAGE n (SRP) t System e pplicability D-3 EMENT (EVMS) CD-4 Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-1189-2008,

224

Process for recovering actinide values  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for rendering actinide values recoverable from sodium carbonate scrub waste solutions containing these and other values along with organic compounds resulting from the radiolytic and hydrolytic degradation of neutral organophosphorous extractants such as tri-n butyl phosphate (TBP) and dihexyl-N,N-diethyl carbamylmethylene phosphonate (DHDECAMP) which have been used in the reprocessing of irradiated nuclear reactor fuels. The scrub waste solution is preferably made acidic with mineral acid, to form a feed solution which is then contacted with a water-immiscible, highly polar organic extractant which selectively extracts the degradation products from the feed solution. The feed solution can then be processed to recover the actinides for storage or recycled back into the high-level waste process stream. The extractant is recycled after stripping the degradation products with a neutral sodium carbonate solution.

Horwitz, E. Philip (Elmhurst, IL); Mason, George W. (Clarendon Hills, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

FED pumped limiter configuration issues  

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Impurity control in the Fusion Engineering Device (FED) is provided by a toroidal belt pumped limiter. Limiter design issues addressed in this paper are (1) poloidal location of the limiter belt, (2) shape of the limiter surface facing the plasma, and (3) whether the belt is pumped from one or both sides. The criteria used for evaluation of limiter configuration features were sensitivity to plasma-edge conditions and ease of maintenance and fabrication. The evaluation resulted in the selection of a baseline FED limiter that is located at the bottom of the device and has a flat surface with a single leading edge.

Haines, J.R.; Fuller, G.M.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY -OFFICE OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT Limited Submission Funding Opportunity  

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, and understanding the interrelated processes, system dynamics, sensitivities, and thresholds in this zone

Contractor, Anis

227

Low-energy-threshold analysis of the Phase I and Phase II data sets of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Results are reported from a joint analysis of Phase I and Phase II data from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. The effective electron kinetic energy threshold used is Teff=3.5 MeV, the lowest analysis threshold yet achieved ...

Monroe, Jocelyn

228

Associated production of Higgs boson with vector boson at threshold N$^3$LO in QCD  

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We present the results for the associated production of Higgs boson with vector boson computed at threshold N$^3$LO in QCD. We use the recently available result on the threshold contributions to the inclusive Drell-Yan production cross-section at third order in strong coupling constant. We have implemented it in the publicly available computer package vh@nnlo, thereby obtaining the numerical impact of threshold N$^3$LO contributions for the first time. We find that the inclusion of such corrections do reduce theoretical uncertainties resulting from the renormalization scale.

Kumar, M C; Ravindran, V

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Higgs boson gluon-fusion production beyond threshold in N3LO QCD  

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In this article, we compute the gluon fusion Higgs boson cross-section at N3LO through the second term in the threshold expansion. This calculation constitutes a major milestone towards the full N3LO cross section. Our result has the best formal accuracy in the threshold expansion currently available, and includes contributions from collinear regions besides subleading corrections from soft and hard regions, as well as certain logarithmically enhanced contributions for general kinematics. We use our results to perform a critical appraisal of the validity of the threshold approximation at N3LO in perturbative QCD.

Anastasiou, Charalampos; Dulat, Falko; Furlan, Elisabetta; Gehrmann, Thomas; Herzog, Franz; Mistlberger, Bernhard

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Beyond “Asian Values”: Rethinking Rights  

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, at 107-123. See also Li-Ann Thio, Implementing Human Rights in ASEAN Countries: ‘Promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, 2 Yale Hum. Rts. and Dev. L. J. 1, 13-22 (1999) 22 Thio, id., at 22. 23 Michael Davis, Constitutionalism and Political... of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states in the 1993 ASEAN Bangkok Declaration. The debates on “Asian values” at this stage were heavily politicised and polemic, with “Western” universalists and “Asian” cultural relativists having diametrically polarised...

Tew, Yvonne

231

Alliance fights limits on chlorofluorocarbons  

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Alliance fights limits on chlorofluorocarbons ... Efforts by the nascent Alliance for Responsible CFC Policy to curb the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to put more limits on chlorofluorocarbons are beginning to have results. ... The 400-member alliance was formed last August to fight EPA's avowed intention to limit production of CFC's in the U.S. to 30% of their present levels. ...

1981-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

232

Evidence of a Threshold Wind Speed in Tower-mounted Scatterometer Data David W. Draper and David G. Long  

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Evidence of a Threshold Wind Speed in Tower-mounted Scatterometer Data David W. Draper and David G ) in scatterom- eter measurements over water is theorized to go to zero below a threshold wind speed due. Evidence of the threshold wind speed and a hysteresis effect have been observed in airship and wave tank

Long, David G.

233

Error Threshold for Color Codes and Random Three-Body Ising Models  

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We study the error threshold of color codes, a class of topological quantum codes that allow a direct implementation of quantum Clifford gates suitable for entanglement distillation, teleportation, and fault-tolerant quantum ...

Bombin, Hector

234

Effect of ambient light on electronically displayed medical images as measured by luminance-discrimination thresholds  

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The effect of ambient light on linearization of gray scales was studied in two experiments by measuring brightness-discrimination thresholds for stimuli as a function of ambient-light...

Rogers, Diane C; Pizer, Stephen M; Johnston, R Eugene

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Record 11007: Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation  

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Record 11007 from the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program documents the methodology and assumptions used to calculate the hydrogen threshold cost of $2.00 to $4.00 per gasoline gallon equivalent.

236

Conventional wisdom and challenges to the threshold behavior of two-electron escape  

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The threshold behavior of two-electron escape and the complementary characterization of doubly-excited resonances have been the subject of investigation for forty years. The conventional view of the physics of...

M. S. Lubell

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Direct measurement of onset and offset phonation threshold pressure in normal subjects  

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Phonation threshold pressures were directly measured in five normal subjects in a variety of voicing conditions. The effects of fundamental frequency intensity closure speed of the vocal folds and laryngeal airway resistance on phonation threshold pressures were determined. Subglottic air pressures were measured using percutaneous puncture of the cricothyroid membrane. Both onset and offset of phonation were studied to see if a hysteresis effect produced lower offset pressures than onset pressures. Univariate analysis showed that phonation threshold pressure was influenced most strongly by fundamental frequency and intensity. Multiple linear regression showed that these two variables as well as laryngeal airway resistance most strongly predicted phonation threshold pressure. Two of the five subjects demonstrated a significant hysteresis effect but one subject actually had higher offset pressures than onset pressures.

Randall L. Plant; Gary L. Freed; Richard E. Plant

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

No-threshold dose-response curves for nongenotoxic chemicals: Findings and applications for risk assessment  

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We tested the hypothesis that no threshold exists when estradiol acts through the same mechanism as an active endogenous estrogen. A Michaelis-Menten (MM) equation accounting for response saturation, background effects, and endogenous estrogen level fit a turtle sex-reversal data set with no threshold and estimated the endogenous dose. Additionally, 31 diverse literature dose-response data sets were analyzed by adding a term for nonhormonal background; good fits were obtained but endogenous dose estimations were not significant due to low resolving power. No thresholds were observed. Data sets were plotted using a normalized MM equation; all 178 data points were accommodated on a single graph. Response rates from {approx}1% to >95% were well fit. The findings contradict the threshold assumption and low-dose safety. Calculating risk and assuming additivity of effects from multiple chemicals acting through the same mechanism rather than assuming a safe dose for nonthresholded curves is appropriate.

Sheehan, Daniel M. [Daniel M. Sheehan and Associates, 1422 Scott St., Little Rock, AR 72202 (United States)]. E-mail: dansheeh@swbell.net

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

239

Analysis of an esoteric interpretation of a threshold in beta decay  

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A threshold associated with a small mixing of a heavy neutrino in beta decay cannot be interpreted as due to the production of a fictitious neutral scalar in conjunction with a light neutrino.

G. Karl; V. Novikov; J. J. Simpson

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Tuning the threshold voltage in electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors  

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...variation of the electric potential (constant electric field) across the...respectively. q is the elementary charge, Qis is the...attributed to contact resistance. The threshold...Chemicals | Algorithms Electric Conductivity Electrolytes...

Loïg Kergoat; Lars Herlogsson; Benoit Piro; Minh Chau Pham; Gilles Horowitz; Xavier Crispin; Magnus Berggren

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shale Oil Value Enhancement Research  

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Raw kerogen oil is rich in heteroatom-containing compounds. Heteroatoms, N, S & O, are undesirable as components of a refinery feedstock, but are the basis for product value in agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, surfactants, solvents, polymers, and a host of industrial materials. An economically viable, technologically feasible process scheme was developed in this research that promises to enhance the economics of oil shale development, both in the US and elsewhere in the world, in particular Estonia. Products will compete in existing markets for products now manufactured by costly synthesis routes. A premium petroleum refinery feedstock is also produced. The technology is now ready for pilot plant engineering studies and is likely to play an important role in developing a US oil shale industry.

James W. Bunger

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

242

Detonation limits in rough walled tubes  

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Abstract The present paper reports the results of a study of detonation limits in rough tubes. Detonation velocity is measured by photodiodes and ionization probes spaced at 10 cm intervals along the length of the tube. Short lengths of smoked foils inserted into the core of the rough tube is used to register the structure of the detonation wave. Pressure transducers are also used to obtain the pressure profile. The results indicate that in rough tubes, the detonation velocity is generally much lower than the corresponding values for smooth tubes. The velocity decreases slowly at first and then more rapidly as the limit is approached. The velocity variation is generally continuous and at the limits, the failure velocity is of the order of about 0.4 V CJ for all cases. The detonation limits in rough tubes are found to be wider than for a smooth tube. This indicates that the turbulence generated by the wall roughness facilitates the propagation of the detonation and extends the limits. Smoked foil records show that in the core of the rough tube the detonation front has a cellular structure corresponding to the usual cellular structure due to instability of the detonation. Thus the intrinsic unstable cellular structure is quite robust and retains its global characteristics in spite of the large perturbations generated by the rough wall. The detonation in the core of the rough tube goes from multi-headed to single headed as the limit is approached. Past the single headed spin, the low velocity detonation has no cellular structure but consists of interacting weak transverse waves from the rough wall. The averaged pressure of the low velocity detonation front corresponds to about the constant volume explosion pressure, in accord with the velocity of the low velocity detonation.

Amanda Starr; John H.S. Lee; Hoi Dick Ng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Effect of taurine on chemoshock seizure thresholds in lead-exposed animals  

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The high levels of taurine found in developing brain have led to postulates that taurine is involved in brain maturation. The authors have examined the effect of taurine on the chemoshock threshold of rats reared in the presence of the environmental toxin, lead. Within 24 h of giving birth, dams were placed on one of four regimens: Group P received 0.4% lead acetate in the drinking water; Group T received 3% taurine in drinking water; Group PT received both taurine and lead acetate; and Group C received distilled water. The pups were weaned at 21 days, but maintained on the same treatments. Pentylene tetrazole seizure thresholds were determined at 42 days. Thresholds in Group P were significantly depressed relative to Group C (56.0 mg/kg v 79.9 mg/kg). Taurine supplementation had no effect on threshold (T = 72.7 mg/kg). However, thresholds in Group PT were significantly higher than those of Group P (PT = 85.2 mg/kg). These data show that whereas taurine was without effect on the threshold of animals not stressed by exposure to lead, it had a protective effect on exposed animals. As human neonates are unable to synthesize taurine, the findings reinforce the concept of taurine being a conditionally essential nutrient in developing humans.

Huxtable, R.J.; Shindo, S.; Nakagawa, K.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

DISSOLVED CONCENTRATION LIMITS OF RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS  

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate dissolved concentration limits (also referred to as solubility limits) of elements with radioactive isotopes under probable repository conditions, based on geochemical modeling calculations using geochemical modeling tools, thermodynamic databases, field measurements, and laboratory experiments. The scope of this modeling activity is to predict dissolved concentrations or solubility limits for 14 elements with radioactive isotopes (actinium, americium, carbon, cesium, iodine, lead, neptunium, plutonium, protactinium, radium, strontium, technetium, thorium, and uranium) important to calculated dose. Model outputs for uranium, plutonium, neptunium, thorium, americium, and protactinium are in the form of tabulated functions with pH and log (line integral) CO{sub 2} as independent variables, plus one or more uncertainty terms. The solubility limits for the remaining elements are either in the form of distributions or single values. The output data from this report are fundamental inputs for Total System Performance Assessment for the License Application (TSPA-LA) to determine the estimated release of these elements from waste packages and the engineered barrier system. Consistent modeling approaches and environmental conditions were used to develop solubility models for all of the actinides. These models cover broad ranges of environmental conditions so that they are applicable to both waste packages and the invert. Uncertainties from thermodynamic data, water chemistry, temperature variation, and activity coefficients have been quantified or otherwise addressed.

NA

2004-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

245

The Thermal Mass limit of Neutron Cores  

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Static thermal equilibrium of a quantum self-gravitating ideal gas in General Relativity is studied at any temperature, taking into account the Tolman-Ehrenfest effect. Thermal contribution to the gravitational stability of static neutron cores is quantified. The curve of maximum mass with respect to temperature is reported. At low temperatures is recovered the Oppenheimer-Volkoff calculation, while at high temperatures is recovered the, recently reported, classical gas calculation. An ultimate upper mass limit $M = 2.43M_\\odot$ of all maximum values is found to occur at Tolman temperature $ T = 1.27mc^2$ with radius $R = 15.2km$.

Roupas, Zacharias

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Pinch current limitation effect in plasma focus  

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The Lee model couples the electrical circuit with plasma focusdynamics thermodynamics and radiation. It is used to design and simulate experiments. A beam-target mechanism is incorporated resulting in realistic neutron yield scaling with pinch current and increasing its versatility for investigating all Mather-type machines. Recent runs indicate a previously unsuspected “pinch current limitation” effect. The pinch current does not increase beyond a certain value however low the static inductance is reduced to. The results indicate that decreasing the present static inductance of the PF1000 machine will neither increase the pinch current nor the neutron yield contrary to expectations.

S. Lee; S. H. Saw

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Tropical Limit in Statistical Physics  

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Tropical limit for macroscopic systems in equilibrium defined as the formal limit of Boltzmann constant k going to 0 is discussed. It is shown that such tropical limit is well-adapted to analyse properties of systems with highly degenerated energy levels, particularly of frustrated systems like spin ice and spin glasses. Tropical free energy is a piecewise linear function of temperature, tropical entropy is a piecewise constant function and the system has energy for which tropical Gibbs' probability has maximum. Properties of systems in the points of jump of entropy are studied. Systems with finite and infinitely many energy levels and phenomena of limiting temperatures are discussed.

M. Angelelli; B. Konopelchenko

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

248

Exploring the Limits of Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings  

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This paper explores the limiting energy efficiency for the energy uses in a particular office building. This limit might be viewed as the “Carnot efficiency” for the entire building. It assumes that all energy?consuming services in the building are provided at the minimum energy value that does not violate physical law. Rigorous physical limits such as the Carnot efficiency are used where applicable; in other cases a plausible approximation has been adopted. Based on the assumptions made it would be possible to provide all of the energy?based services currently provided in the building using approximately 0.2? kWh /( ft 2 ? yr ). This limiting value is less than 1% of the energy used by a typical office building in the United States. Examination of expected advances in individual technologies suggests that it may be possible to construct a building that uses approximately 0.8? kWh /( ft 2 ? yr ) within the next decade.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Consumer value creation in mobile banking services  

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The paper presents findings of the study that explored consumer value creation in various mobile banking services. New electronic channels are replacing the more traditional ones. Mobile devices represent the recent development in electronic service ... Keywords: banking services, consumer value creation, customer value creation, electronic banking, m-services, marketing strategies, mobile banking, mobile communications, mobile phones, mobile services, perceived value

Tommi Laukkanen; Jari Lauronen

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

High Energy Thresholds in SUSY GUTs - A refined analysis  

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In a previous paper we have developed a novel method in order to parametrize the effect of the large number of HETs into as fewer parameters as possible. Apart from its obvious advantages this parametrization serves as a vehicle for the examination of the validity of a minimal SO(10) model concerning a series of constraints. Among them is demand for unification of the gauge couplings, the experimental values of the strong coupling constant and lower experimental bound of the proton lifetime. All of these claims lead to preferred regions both in the soft the superheavy parameter space. In this paper we give the necessary updates of our results which stem mainly from the recent experimental measurements. We also include some additions in our analysis involving the universal trilinear coupling A_0 and the rate x, which is related to superheavy vevs. Finally we cross-check the preferred regions of the parameter space and narrow the even more by applying new constraints based on the results of the LHC experiment f...

Katsikatsou, A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Limitations on entropic Bell inequalities  

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The derivation of Bell inequalities in terms of quantum statistical (thermodynamic) entropies is considered. Inequalities of the Wigner form are derived but shown to be extremely limiting in their applicability due to the nature of the density matrices involved. This also helps to identify a limitation in the Cerf-Adami inequalities.

Ian T. Durham

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

FUEL CASK IMPACT LIMITER VULNERABILITIES  

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Cylindrical fuel casks often have impact limiters surrounding just the ends of the cask shaft in a typical 'dumbbell' arrangement. The primary purpose of these impact limiters is to absorb energy to reduce loads on the cask structure during impacts associated with a severe accident. Impact limiters are also credited in many packages with protecting closure seals and maintaining lower peak temperatures during fire events. For this credit to be taken in safety analyses, the impact limiter attachment system must be shown to retain the impact limiter following Normal Conditions of Transport (NCT) and Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) impacts. Large casks are often certified by analysis only because of the costs associated with testing. Therefore, some cask impact limiter attachment systems have not been tested in real impacts. A recent structural analysis of the T-3 Spent Fuel Containment Cask found problems with the design of the impact limiter attachment system. Assumptions in the original Safety Analysis for Packaging (SARP) concerning the loading in the attachment bolts were found to be inaccurate in certain drop orientations. This paper documents the lessons learned and their applicability to impact limiter attachment system designs.

Leduc, D; Jeffery England, J; Roy Rothermel, R

2009-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

253

Limits on light-speed anisotropies from Compton scattering of high-energy electrons  

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The possibility of anisotropies in the speed of light relative to the limiting speed of electrons is considered. The absence of sidereal variations in the energy of Compton-edge photons at the ESRF's GRAAL facility constrains such anisotropies representing the first non-threshold collision-kinematics study of Lorentz violation. When interpreted within the minimal Standard-Model Extension, this result yields the two-sided limit of 1.6 x 10^{-14} at 95% confidence level on a combination of the parity-violating photon and electron coefficients kappa_{o+} and c. This new constraint provides an improvement over previous bounds by one order of magnitude.

J. -P. Bocquet; D. Moricciani; V. Bellini; M. Beretta; L. Casano; A. D'Angelo; R. Di Salvo; A. Fantini; D. Franco; G. Gervino; F. Ghio; G. Giardina; B. Girolami; A. Giusa; V. G. Gurzadyan; A. Kashin; S. Knyazyan; A. Lapik; R. Lehnert; P. Levi Sandri; A. Lleres; F. Mammoliti; G. Mandaglio; M. Manganaro; A. Margarian; S. Mehrabyan; R. Messi; V. Nedorezov; C. Perrin; C. Randieri; D. Rebreyend; N. Rudnev; G. Russo; C. Schaerf; M. L. Sperduto; M. C. Sutera; A. Turinge; V. Vegna

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The FY 2007 Budget Request - On the Threshold of Incredible Advances  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

7 Budget Request 7 Budget Request On the Threshold of Incredible Advances Douglas L. Faulkner Acting Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy February 2006 2 President's State of the Union Address Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world. The best way to break this addiction is through technology.... and we are on the threshold of incredible advances... So tonight I announce...push for breakthroughs in two vital areas...change how we power our homes and offices,...change how we power our automobiles. On the Threshold of Incredible Advances 3 Change How We Power Our Automobiles * President's Biofuels Initiative * President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative

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Question: What is the cost threshold for providing cost detail for subrecipient  

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Question: What is the cost threshold for providing cost detail for subrecipients or consultant Question: What is the cost threshold for providing cost detail for subrecipients or consultant information? Is there a cost threshold set for third parties? Answer: Each subawardee/subrecipient/subcontractor whose work is expected to exceed $650,000 or 50% of the total work effort (whichever is less) should complete a Budget Justification package to include the SF 424A budget form, Budget Justification Guideline Excel document, and a narrative supporting the Budget Justification Guidelines. This information may be saved as a separate file or included with the Prime Applicant's Budget.pdf file. Summary level information for subawardees is not sufficient. Detailed explanations and supporting

256

A Hierarchy of Linear Threshold Models for the Spread of Political Revolutions on Social Networks  

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We study a linear threshold agent-based model (ABM) for the spread of political revolutions on social networks using empirical network data. We propose new techniques for building a hierarchy of simplified ordinary differential equation (ODE) based models that aim to capture essential features of the ABM, including effects of the actual networks, and give insight in the parameter regime transitions of the ABM. We relate the ABM and the hierarchy of models to a population-level compartmental ODE model that we proposed previously for the spread of political revolutions [1], which is shown to be mathematically consistent with the proposed ABM and provides a way to analyze the global behaviour of the ABM. This consistency with the linear threshold ABM also provides further justification a posteriori for the compartmental model of [1]. Extending concepts from epidemiological modelling, we define a basic reproduction number $R_0$ for the linear threshold ABM and apply it to predict ABM behaviour on empirical networ...

Lang, John C

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Probing nuclear symmetry energy with the sub-threshold pion production  

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Within the framework of semiclassical Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck (BUU) transport model, we investigated the effects of symmetry energy on the sub-threshold pion using the isospin MDI interaction with the stiff and soft symmetry energies in the central collision of $^{48}$Ca + $^{48}$Ca at the incident beam energies of 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 MeV/nucleon, respectively. We find that the ratio of $\\pi^{-}/\\pi^{+}$ of sub-threshold charged pion production is greatly sensitive to the symmetry energy, particularly around 100 MeV/nucleon energies. Large sensitivity of sub-threshold charged pion production to nuclear symmetry energy may reduce uncertainties of probing nuclear symmetry energy via heavy-ion collision.

Fang Zhang; Yang Liu; Gao-Chan Yong; Wei Zuo

2012-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

258

Absolute cross section for positron-impact ionization of hydrogen near threshold  

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We investigate positron-impact ionization of hydrogen near threshold using the hyperspherical hidden crossing method (HHCM). Previously, Ihra et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 78 4027 (1997) used the HHCM to obtain the extended Wannier threshold law for zero angular momentum. We extend their analysis to higher angular momentum L and show that the extended Wannier threshold law is L independent. We also calculate the absolute partial-wave ionization cross sections for L=0, 1, 2, and 3 and compare our results with other calculations and with experimental measurements. The HHCM calculation provides an explanation for the very small S-wave and large D-wave contributions to the ionization cross section in terms of destructive and constructive interference, respectively.

Jansen, Krista [University of North Texas; Ward, S.J. [University of North Texas; Macek, Joseph H [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving noise threshold for optical quantum computing with the EPR photon source  

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We show that the noise threshold for optical quantum computing obtained by Varnava et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 060502 (2008)] can be significantly improved by replacing the single-photon source with the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) type of photon source. In this implementation, for an EPR source that emits either nothing (a vacuum state) or a perfect EPR state with probability {eta}{sub s}, the detector efficiency {eta}{sub d} is required to be larger than 50% and the source efficiency {eta}{sub s} can be an arbitrarily small positive number. We also present the error threshold for a more general noise model including additional photon absorption and show that the threshold still compares favorably with the previous results. We discuss several physical setups for realization of the required EPR photon source, including a photon emitter in a single-atom cavity.

Wei, Z.-H. [Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542 (Singapore); Department of Physics and MCTP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Han, Y.-J.; Duan, L.-M. [Department of Physics and MCTP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Oh, C. H. [Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542 (Singapore)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cognitive Limitations and Investment "Myopia"  

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Optimization of investment decisions in an uncertain and dynamically evolving environment is difficult due to the limitations of the decision maker’s cognitive capacity. Thus, actual investment decisions may deviate from ...

Chi, Tailan; Fan, Dashan

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecological Exposure Limits and Guidelines  

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Abstract Ecological exposure limits and guidelines represent the maximum level of a chemical substance that is considered to be safe or acceptable in environmental releases or compartments. The ecological exposure limits are established to protect the ecosystems and environmental resources and may refer to the emissions, e.g., effluents, atmospheric emissions or discharges, or to the final concentration in the receiving body, e.g., water, sediment, or soil. There are two main methods for setting these limits. One focuses on the identification of best available practices for different sectors and processes; the other is a particular case of risk assessment, named by some authors as reverse risk assessment, which establishes the maximum level in the emission or receiving compartment maintaining an acceptable level of risk. The term ‘exposure limit’ is rarely used in the ecological context; the most usual terms are criteria, standards, or objectives.

J.V. Tarazona

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hudol Limited | Open Energy Information  

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1TN Sector: Biomass Product: Wales-based firm with a licence that allows cost efficient gas production from biomass and Refuse derived Fuels (RDF). References: Hudol Limited1...

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Extremal Limits and Kerr Spacetime  

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The fact that one must evaluate the near-extremal and near-horizon limits of Kerr space-time in a specific order, is shown to a lead to discontinuity in the extremal limit, such that this limiting space-time differs nontrivially from the precisely extremal space-time. This is established by first showing a discontinuity in the extremal limit of the maximal analytic extension of the Kerr geometry, given by Carter. Next, we examine the ISCO of the exactly extremal Kerr geometry and show that on the event horizon of the extremal Kerr black hole, it coincides with the principal null geodesic generator of the horizon, having vanishing energy and angular momentum. We find that there is no such ISCO in the near-extremal geometry, thus garnering additional support for our primary contention. We relate this disparity between the two geometries to the lack of a trapping horizon in the extremal situation.

Parthapratim Pradhan; Parthasarathi Majumdar

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Spitzer White Dwarf Planet Limits  

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We present preliminary limits on the presence of planets around white dwarf stars using the IRAC photometer on the Spitzer space telescope. Planets emit strongly in the mid-infrared which allows their presence to be detected as an excess at these wavelengths. We place limits of $5 M_J$ for 8 stars assuming ages of $1 Gyr$, and $10 M_J$ for 23 stars.We describe our survey, present our results and comment on approaches to improve our methodology.

F. Mullally; Ted von Hippel; D. E. Winget

2006-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Bounds on the map threshold of iterative decoding systems with erasure noise  

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BOUNDS ON THE MAP THRESHOLD OF ITERATIVE DECODING SYSTEMS WITH ERASURE NOISE A Thesis by CHIA-WEN WANG Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 2008 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering BOUNDS ON THE MAP THRESHOLD OF ITERATIVE DECODING SYSTEMS WITH ERASURE NOISE A Thesis by CHIA-WEN WANG Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment...

Wang, Chia-Wen

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs boson gluon–fusion production at threshold in N3LO QCD  

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Abstract We present the cross-section for the threshold production of the Higgs boson at hadron-colliders at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order (N3LO) in perturbative QCD. We present an analytic expression for the partonic cross-section at threshold and the impact of these corrections on the numerical estimates for the hadronic cross-section at the LHC. With this result we achieve a major milestone towards a complete evaluation of the cross-section at N3LO which will reduce the theoretical uncertainty in the determination of the strengths of the Higgs boson interactions.

Charalampos Anastasiou; Claude Duhr; Falko Dulat; Elisabetta Furlan; Thomas Gehrmann; Franz Herzog; Bernhard Mistlberger

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and estimation of the threshold for a microwave "pellicle mirror" parametric oscillator, via energy conservation  

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An experiment is proposed to observe the dynamical Casimir effect by means of two tandem, high Q, superconducting microwave cavities, which are separated from each other by only a very thin wall consisting of a flexible superconducting membrane that can be driven into motion by means of resonant "pump" microwaves injected into the left cavity. Degenerate "signal" and "idler" microwave signals can then be generated by the exponential amplification of vacuum fluctuations in the initially empty right cavity, above a certain threshold. The purpose of this paper is calculate the threshold for this novel kind of opto-mechanical parametric oscillation, using energy considerations.

Chiao, Raymond Y

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Very Stable Electron Field Emission From Strontium Titanate Coated Carbon Nanotube Matrices With Low Emission Thresholds  

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PMMA-STO-CNT matrices were created by opened-tip vertically-aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes (VA-MWCNTs) with conformal coating of strontium titanate and Poly(methyl methacrylate). Emission threshold of 0.8 V/?m was demonstrated, about five-fold lower than that of the as-grown VAMWCNTs. Theoretical simulation and modeling suggest that PMMA-STO-CNT matrices have suppressed screening effects and Coulombs’ repulsion forces between electrons in adjacent CNTs, leading to low emission threshold, high emission density, and prolong emission stability. These findings are important for practical application of VA-MWCNTs in field emission devices.

Pandey, Archana; Prasad, Abhishek; Moscatello, Jason; Engelhard, Mark H.; Wang, Chong M.; Yap, Yoke K.

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative rebate rules in the provision of a threshold public good: An experimental investigation  

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This study reports the effects of rebate rules on voluntary contributions to a threshold public good. Rebate rules specify how excess contributions, over the threshold amount are distributed. We examine three rebate rules experimentally: a no rebate policy where excess contributions are discarded, a proportional rebate policy where excess contributions are rebated proportionally to an individual's contribution, and a utilization rebate policy where excess contributions provide some continuous public good. Significantly more Nash equilibrium outcomes are observed under the no rebate treatment than under either of the other two. Interestingly, the variance of contributions differs significantly between rebate treatments.

Melanie Marks; Rachel Croson

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving noise threshold for optical quantum computing with the EPR photon source  

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We show that the noise threshold for optical quantum computing can be significantly improved by using the EPR-type of photon source. In this implementation, the detector efficiency $\\eta_{d}$ is required to be larger than 50%, and the source efficiency $\\eta_{s}$ can be an arbitrarily small positive number. This threshold compares favorably with the implementation using the single-photon source, where one requires the combined efficiency $\\eta_{d}\\eta_{s}>2/3$. We discuss several physical setups for realization of the required EPR photon source, including the photon emitter from a single-atom cavity.

Z. -H. Wei; Y. -J. Han; C. H. OH; L. -M. Duan

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The Most Negative and Most Positive Values of the Spin Operator for a Many Nucleon System  

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Using the LS coupling we find the most positive and negative values of the spin operator sigma.These theoretical limits are much wider than the "empirical" single particle limits.A comparison of the Nilsson and Schmidt models is made for isoscalar moments.

Larry Zamick

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A THEORY OF WASTE AND VALUE  

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Waste and value are ambiguous concepts, making it difficult to visualize where and how they occur in construction. This paper visualizes waste and value in construction at three scales: systemic, synergistic and discrete and from the perspectives...

Fernández-Solis, José; Rybkowski, Zofia K.

2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The transatlantic relationship: an alliance of values  

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The long-standing close relationship between the democracies of Europe and North America has been based on shared values. However, the central value we share is not democracy in the abstract. Rather, it is the sp...

Brian Lee Crowley

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extreme Value Theory, Extreme Temperatures, and demonstration of extRemes  

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Extreme Value Theory, Extreme Temperatures, and demonstration of extRemes Eric Gilleland, National;Extremes Toolkit (extRemes) Web Page http://www.isse.ucar.edu/extremevalues/evtk.html #12;Background on Extreme Value Analysis (EVA) Motivation Central Limit Theorem Extremal Types Theorem Normal (light tail

Gilleland, Eric

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The Offshore Services Global Value Chain  

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The Offshore Services Global Value Chain ECONOMIC UPGRADING AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Karina & COMPETITIVENESS #12;The Offshore Services Global Value Chain: Economic Upgrading and Workforce Development "Skills & Competitiveness, Duke University Posted: November 17, 2011 #12;The Offshore Services Global Value Chain: Economic

Richardson, David

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Consumer Value Segments in Mobile Bill Paying  

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The purpose of the present study was to explore consumer value in mobile banking and in mobile bill paying especially. Today mobile communications technologies offer an opportunity for vast additional value for consumers' banking actions due to their ... Keywords: Consumer, value, banking, mobile banking, mobile communications

Tommi Laukkanen; Teuvo Kantanen

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized truth values.: A reply to Dubois  

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......research-article Original Articles Generalized truth values.A reply to Dubois Heinrich Wansing...Ignorance and Contradiction Considered as Truth-values. Logic Journal of the IGPL...Wansing H. Hypercontradictions, generalized truth values, and logics of truth and falsehood......

Heinrich Wansing; Nuel Belnap

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) and Polar Form  

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: E # F and g: F # E are linear maps, then g #f and f #g always have the same non­zero eigen­ valuesChapter 2 Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) and Polar Form 2.1 Polar Form In this chapter, we. SINGULAR VALUE DECOMPOSITION (SVD) AND POLAR FORM The fact that f # # f and f # f # are self

Gallier, Jean

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Earned Value Management | Department of Energy  

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Earned Value Earned Value Management Earned Value Management Earned Value Management (EVM) is a systematic approach to the integration and measurement of cost, schedule, and technical (scope) accomplishments on a project or task. It provides both the government and contractors the ability to examine detailed schedule information, critical program and technical milestones, and cost data. EVMS Surveillance Standard Operating Procedure (ESSOP) - Nov 2013 (pdf) EV Guideline Assessment Templates - (MS Word) DOE EVMS Cross Reference Checklist - (pdf) DOE EVMS Risk Assessment Matrix - (MS Word) Formulas and Terminology "Gold Card" - Sep 2011 (pdf) APM Road Show Presentation Slides: Earned Value (EV) Analysis and Project Assessment & Reporting System (PARS II) DOE EVM Guidance

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USE OF A SPATIALLY ADAPTIVE THRESHOLDING METHOD FOR THE CONDITION MONITORING OF A WIND TURBINE GEARBOX  

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USE OF A SPATIALLY ADAPTIVE THRESHOLDING METHOD FOR THE CONDITION MONITORING OF A WIND TURBINE.Antoniadou@sheffield.ac.uk ABSTRACT Condition monitoring of wind turbine gearboxes is an important practice in order to de- termine the state of the wind turbine drivetrain. In this way reparative actions could be taken whenever needed

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arXiv:hepex/9905010 Towards Low-Threshold, Real-Time Solar Neutrino  

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of qualitatively new experimental tools. According to the SSM the solar neutrino ux is dominated by the low energy energy resolution. The main obstacle in achieving these goals comes from the formidable backgrounds fromarXiv:hep­ex/9905010 v1 6 May 1999 Towards Low-Threshold, Real-Time Solar Neutrino Detectors G

Gratta, Giorgio

282

Non-parametric Multiple-Antenna Blind Spectrum Sensing by Predicted Eigenvalue Threshold  

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in poor spectrum utilization. The dramatic increase in the demand for radio spectrum and the actual low (secondary user) must be aware of its radio environment and capable of detecting the licensed users, alsoNon-parametric Multiple-Antenna Blind Spectrum Sensing by Predicted Eigenvalue Threshold K. Hassan

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A simple Markov model of sodium channels with a dynamic threshold  

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Characteristics of action potential generation are important to understanding brain functioning and, thus, must be understood and modeled. It is still an open question what model can describe concurrently the phenomena of sharp spike shape, the spike ... Keywords: Conductance-based neurons, Divisive effect, Dynamic patch-clamp, Sodium channels, Spike shape, Spike threshold

A. V. Chizhov; E. Yu. Smirnova; K. Kh. Kim; A. V. Zaitsev

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of creatine loading on electromyographic fatigue threshold during cycle ergometry in college-aged women  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 5 days of Creatine (Cr) loading on the electromyographic fatigue threshold (EMGFT) in college-aged women. Fifteen healthy college-aged women (mean ± SD = 22.3 ± 1.7 ...

Smith, Abbie E.; Walter, Ashley A.; Herda, Trent J.; Ryan, Eric D.; Moon, Jordan R.; Cramer, Joel T.; Stout, Jeffrey R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A threshold area ratio of organic to conventional agriculture causes recurrent pathogen outbreaks in organic agriculture  

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A threshold area ratio of organic to conventional agriculture causes recurrent pathogen outbreaks in organic agriculture S. Adl a, , D. Iron b , T. Kolokolnikov b a Department of Biology, Dalhousie Fungal spores Organic agriculture Pathogen dispersal Conventional agriculture uses herbicides, pesticides

Kolokolnikov, Theodore

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THE LOW-TEMPERATURE THRESHOLD FOR PINK SALMON EGGS IN RELATION TO A PROPOSED HYDROELECTRIC INSTALLATION  

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THE LOW-TEMPERATURE THRESHOLD FOR PINK SALMON EGGS IN RELATION TO A PROPOSED HYDROELECTRIC INSTALLATION JACK E. BAILEY' AND DALE R. EVANS' ABSTRACT A proposed hydroelectric installation in southeastern hydroelectric installation could result in temperatures as low as 4.5 0 C during spawning and initial incubation

287

Temporal Integration of Sound Pressure Determines Thresholds of Auditory-Nerve Fibers  

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and at variance with one another. They include sound pressure, sound power, or intensity, which are proportional to the square of pressure, and energy, i.e., the integral of sound power over time. Here we showTemporal Integration of Sound Pressure Determines Thresholds of Auditory-Nerve Fibers Peter Heil

Allen, Jont

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Asymptotic behavior of the minimum mean squared error threshold for noisy  

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Ã?cients of piecewise smooth signals Maarten Jansen Adhemar Bultheel Report TW 294, October 1999 n Katholieke smooth signals Maarten Jansen Adhemar Bultheel Report TW 294, October 1999 Department of Computer Science Jansen, Adhemar Bultheel October 4, 1999 Abstract This paper investigates the minimum risk threshold

Jansen, Maarten

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Integrating Preemption Threshold Scheduling and Dynamic Voltage Scaling for Energy Efficient Real-Time  

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scheduling (PTS) enables designing scalable real-time systems. PTS not only decreases the run-time overhead by the Earliest Dead- line First (EDF) policy. We present an algorithm to compute threshold preemption levels- tion is an important aspect of embedded systems design. Generally speaking, the pro- cessor consumes

Gupta, Rajesh

290

Three-photon above-threshold ionization of magnesium F. Martin,2  

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Three-photon above-threshold ionization of magnesium A. Reber,1 F. Marti´n,2 H. Bachau,3 and R. S of magnesium as an electron source 1 have motivated our theoretical study in three-photon above

Berry, R. Stephen

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Above-threshold ionization near the 3p4d 1 autoionizing state in magnesium  

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Above-threshold ionization near the 3p4d 1 Fo autoionizing state in magnesium A. Reber,1 T. Baynard ionization of magnesium from the 3 1 P state in the region of the 3p4d 1 Fo autoionizing resonance, in which of magnesium atoms just inside the focus of a magnetic bottle spectrometer MBS 13 . One laser is tuned

Berry, R. Stephen

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Electron-Nuclear Energy Sharing in Above-Threshold Multiphoton Dissociative Ionization of H2  

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Electron-Nuclear Energy Sharing in Above-Threshold Multiphoton Dissociative Ionization of H2 J. Wu­4], where the photon energy is shared by the freed electrons and the nuclear fragments. For the molecular ionization [10­15], and the imaging of inter- nuclear distance using nuclear kinetic energy release spec- tra

Thumm, Uwe

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Monotone cooperative games and their threshold versions Haris Aziz Felix Brandt Paul Harrenstein  

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Monotone cooperative games and their threshold versions Haris Aziz Felix Brandt Paul Harrenstein,brandtf,harrenst}@tcs.ifi.lmu.de ABSTRACT Cooperative games provide an appropriate framework for fair and stable resource allocation in multiagent systems. This paper focusses on monotone cooperative games, a class which comprises a variety

Cengarle, María Victoria

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THRESHOLDING-BASED SEGMENTATION AND APPLE GRADING BY MACHINE Devrim Unay, and Bernard Gosselin  

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THRESHOLDING-BASED SEGMENTATION AND APPLE GRADING BY MACHINE VISION Devrim Unay, and Bernard.tcts.fpms.ac.be ABSTRACT In this paper, a computer vision based system is introduced to automatically grade apple fruits outperformed others with 89 % recognition. 1. INTRODUCTION Computer vision based quality sorting of apple

Dupont, Stéphane

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Determination of energy thresholds on an artificial retina using a multiple-pulsed laser  

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This study is focused on determining single and multiple pulse ED?? for laser pulses of 200 ns duration. Energy thresholds in this experiment were determined on an artificial retina, for a variety of pulse widths and spot sizes. Due to numerous...

Stephenson, Albert David

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue threshold R-curves for predicting reliability of ceramics under cyclic loading  

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these materials are typically susceptible to prema- ture failure by subcritical crack propagation owing growth resistance [11] for cracks shorter than the steady-state bridging-zone lengths. Such crack, grain-bridging ceramics, the crack-size dependence of the fatigue threshold during bridging zone

Ritchie, Robert

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Tau threshold experiments: status and expectations A.G. Shamov for KEDR Collaboration a  

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1 Tau threshold experiments: status and expectations #3; A.G. Shamov for KEDR Collaboration. The most precise measurement of this kind was performed by the BES collaboration in 1991. We critically is completely dominated by the result of the BES collaboration [3] based on 65 #28; + #28; events. Since

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Ablamp Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Ablamp Limited Ablamp Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Ablamp Limited Place Nanhai, Guangdong Province, China Sector Solar Product Manufacturer of energy-saving Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, solar-powered lights, LED bulbs, auto lamps and other speciality lamps. Coordinates 23.049681°, 113.173737° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":23.049681,"lon":113.173737,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Solfex Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Solfex Limited Solfex Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Solfex Limited Address Energy Arena Bannister Hall Works Off Shop Lane, Higher Walton Preston, Lancashire PR5 4DZ Place Preston, United Kingdom Sector Solar Product Solar thermal collectors Phone number 01772 312847 Website http://www.solfex.co.uk/home.h Coordinates 53.743452°, -2.64416° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":53.743452,"lon":-2.64416,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Bioethanol Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Bioethanol Limited Bioethanol Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Bioethanol Limited Place London, United Kingdom Zip SE1 7TJ Sector Renewable Energy Product Aims to develop a global renewable transport fuel business supplying primarily bioethanol but also biodiesel. Coordinates 51.506325°, -0.127144° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.506325,"lon":-0.127144,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Renpro Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Renpro Limited Renpro Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Renpro Limited Place London, England, United Kingdom Zip WC2N 4JF Sector Renewable Energy Product String representation "Founded in 2005 ... newable energy." is too long. Coordinates 51.506325°, -0.127144° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.506325,"lon":-0.127144,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Neutral depletion and the helicon density limit  

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It is straightforward to create fully ionized plasmas with modest rf power in a helicon. It is difficult, however, to create plasmas with density >10{sup 20} m{sup ?3}, because neutral depletion leads to a lack of fuel. In order to address this density limit, we present fast (1 MHz), time-resolved measurements of the neutral density at and downstream from the rf antenna in krypton helicon plasmas. At the start of the discharge, the neutral density underneath the antenna is reduced to 1% of its initial value in 15 ?s. The ionization rate inferred from these data implies that the electron temperature near the antenna is much higher than the electron temperature measured downstream. Neutral density measurements made downstream from the antenna show much slower depletion, requiring 14 ms to decrease by a factor of 1/e. Furthermore, the downstream depletion appears to be due to neutral pumping rather than ionization.

Magee, R. M.; Galante, M. E.; Carr, J. Jr.; Lusk, G.; McCarren, D. W.; Scime, E. E. [West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)] [West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing the laser-induced damage threshold of single-crystal ZnGeP{sub 2}  

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The laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) of single-crystal zinc germanium phosphide (ZGP), ZnGeP{sub 2}, was increased to 2 J/cm{sup 2} at 2.05 {mu}m and a 10 kHz pulse rate frequency (double the previously measured value of 1 J/cm{sup 2}). This increased LIDT was achieved by improving the polishing of ZGP optical parametric oscillator crystals. Two different polishing techniques were evaluated. Surfaces were characterized using scanning white-light interferometry to determine rms surface roughness and sample flatness. The photon backscatter technique was used to determine the degree of surface and subsurface damage in the sample induced through the fabrication process. The effect of subsurface damage in the samples was studied by removing different amounts of material during polishing for otherwise identical samples. Statistical LIDT was measured using a high-average-power, repetitively Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLF 2.05 {mu}m pump laser. On average, lower surface roughness and photon backscatter measurements were a good indicator of ZGP samples exhibiting higher LIDT. The removal of more material during polishing significantly improved the LIDT of otherwise identical samples, indicating the importance of subsurface damage defects in the LIDT of ZGP.

Zawilski, Kevin T.; Setzler, Scott D.; Schunemann, Peter G.; Pollak, Thomas M. [BAE Systems, Advanced Systems and Technology, P.O. Box 868, MER15-1813, Nashua, New Hampshire 03061-0868 (United States)

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness effect on laser-induced-damage threshold of indium-tin oxide films at 1064 nm  

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Laser-induced-damage characteristics of commercial indium-tin oxide (ITO) films deposited by DC magnetron sputtering deposition on K9 glass substrates as a function of the film thickness have been studied at 1064 nm with a 10 ns laser pulse in the 1-on-1 mode, and the various mechanisms for thickness effect on laser-induced-damage threshold (LIDT) of the film have been discussed in detail. It is observed that laser-damage-resistance of ITO film shows dramatic thickness effect with the LIDT of the 50-nm ITO film 7.6 times as large as the value of 300 nm film, and the effect of depressed carrier density by decreasing the film thickness is demonstrated to be the primary reason. Our experiment findings indicate that searching transparent conductive oxide (TCO) film with low carrier density and high carrier mobility is an efficient technique to improve the laser-damage-resistance of TCO films based on maintaining their well electric conductivity.

Wang Haifeng; Huang Zhimeng; Zhang Dayong; Luo Fei; Huang Lixian; Li Yanglong; Luo Yongquan; Wang Weiping; Zhao Xiangjie [Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China)

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review and Exams Limited Certification  

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__________________________________ Check which exam you will be taking: Commercial Landscape Maintenance Lawn & Ornamental CEU's ONLY 8 Limited Certification for Commercial Landscape Maintenance A license is necessary for each commercial landscape maintenance person who applies pesticides to ornamental plant beds. Application available at: http

Watson, Craig A.

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Classical limits of unconstrained QFT  

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In nonrelativistic limits for states labeled by minimum packets with constrained spatial spreads and over a short term, states of unconstrained quantum field theories evolve on trajectories described by Newton's equations for the $1/r^2$ force. These states include bound solutions in the attractive force case.

Glenn Eric Johnson

2014-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Collision-induced desorption of ammonia chemisorbed on Pt^111: From direct measurement of the threshold energy to determination  

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metal surface by a beam of neutral, energetic Ar atoms. From direct measurement of the threshold energy for NH3 desorption at one-quarter of a monolayer coverage were measured for Ar beam energies up to 3 e surface well depth from a collision-induced desorption experiment is measurement of the threshold energy

Levis, Robert J.

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Fatigue Threshold R-Curve Behavior of Grain Bridging Ceramics: Role of Grain Size and Grain-Boundary Adhesion  

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unless they experience environmentally assisted subcritical growth during cyclic loading.7 Fatigue-crack (moist air and dry N2). The fine-grained micro- structure showed higher fatigue thresholds at short crack sizes, while the coarse-grained microstructure demonstrated higher fatigue thresholds at long crack

Kruzic, Jamie

310

Suicide: Value changes and current trends  

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Review, Volume 31, August 1966; Martin Gold, "Suicide, Homicide and the Socialization of Aggression," in Devi ant Behavior and Social Process, edited by William A. Rushing, (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1969); Robert Hagedorn and Sanford Labovitz, "Note..., Values, and Sanctions," in Robert E. L. Fan's, editor, Handbook of Modern Sociology, (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1964); Clyde Kluckhohn, "Values and Value Orientations, 1 in Talcott Parsons and Edward A. Shils, editors, Toward A General Theory of Action...

Savells, Jerald; Bowen, Bonnie

1975-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) and Polar Form  

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g always have the same non-zero eigen- values! Furthermore, if E = F, then 0 is an eigenvalue for fChapter 2 Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) and Polar Form 2.1 Polar Form In this chapter, we = f(u), f(v) = u, (f f)(v) . Similarly, f f is self-adjoint. 29 #12;30 CHAPTER 2. SINGULAR VALUE

Gallier, Jean

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Earned Value Management | Department of Energy  

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Value Management (EVM) is a systematic approach to the integration and measurement of cost, schedule, and technical (scope) accomplishments on a project or task. It provides both...

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Template:DatasetValue | Open Energy Information  

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the results. (string, example: 'max'). Example Usage DatasetValue |id452 |subjectArgentina |predicatedsprop:provedNaturalGasReserves Retrieved from "http:en.openei.org...

314

Capacity Value of Concentrating Solar Power Plants  

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This study estimates the capacity value of a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant at a variety of locations within the western United States. This is done by optimizing the operation of the CSP plant and by using the effective load carrying capability (ELCC) metric, which is a standard reliability-based capacity value estimation technique. Although the ELCC metric is the most accurate estimation technique, we show that a simpler capacity-factor-based approximation method can closely estimate the ELCC value. Without storage, the capacity value of CSP plants varies widely depending on the year and solar multiple. The average capacity value of plants evaluated ranged from 45%?90% with a solar multiple range of 1.0-1.5. When introducing thermal energy storage (TES), the capacity value of the CSP plant is more difficult to estimate since one must account for energy in storage. We apply a capacity-factor-based technique under two different market settings: an energy-only market and an energy and capacity market. Our results show that adding TES to a CSP plant can increase its capacity value significantly at all of the locations. Adding a single hour of TES significantly increases the capacity value above the no-TES case, and with four hours of storage or more, the average capacity value at all locations exceeds 90%.

Madaeni, S. H.; Sioshansi, R.; Denholm, P.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Technological value of coal concentrates for coking  

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Options are outlined for calculating the technological value of coal and coal concentrates in the context of contractual obligations and the quality of the coke produced.

E. N. Stepanov; G. V. Larin; A. E. Stepanova; I. V. Semiokhina

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy and Capacity Value (Fact Sheet)  

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This is a one-page, two-sided fact sheet on the capacity of solar power to provide value to utilities and power system operators.

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2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Optimization problems with value function objectives  

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max programming problem and the bilevel optimization problem. In this paper, we ... 1. Introduction. An optimization problem with value function objective is a.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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" Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments...  

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2 Capability to Switch Natural Gas to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National and Regional Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments and Employment Sizes;" "...

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" Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments...  

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6 Capability to Switch Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010; " " Level: National and Regional Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments and Employment Sizes;" "...

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Measuring the strategic value of information technology investments  

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Value is often perceived differently by the proponents of new information technologies and those who allocate resources and define priorities. Such differences often become a roadblock to meeting true business needs. Project justifications regularly rely on calculated cost savings, which rarely measure the full benefit of new technologies. In fact, if cost savings provide a complete picture, then the organization is probably just automating routine clerical operations and has abandoned efforts that would provide significant strategic value. Strategic value is not limited to financial calculations, but includes quality, time and risk criteria. This paper describes approaches for measuring strategic value that can provide organizations with proven techniques to improve performance, reengineer processes, benchmark performance against other suppliers, identify outsourcing opportunities, or defend themselves from pressures to outsource. Many organizations respond to tightening budgets by cutting overhead. These measurement approaches can demonstrate how overhead is critical to organizational effectiveness and how cost savings can be found, instead, by measurably improving performance throughout the organization. Finally, the paper describes efforts underway within the Department of Energy and at the Hanford Site to implement the approaches described in this paper.

Conrad, K.W. [Boeing Computer Services Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BJC/OR-2268 Investigating Habitat Value  

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1.2.1 Previous Habitat Valuations of Land Areas and Water Bodies on the Oak Ridge ReservationBJC/OR-2268 Investigating Habitat Value in Support of Remedial Decisions: A Case Study of Six Sites at the East Tennessee Technology Park #12;BJC/OR-2268 Investigating Habitat Value in Support of Remedial

Hargrove, William W.

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THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF BIOLOGICAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION  

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THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF BIOLOGICAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 sequestration and between 1 and 49 percent for forest based carbon sequestration. Value adjustments 18 19 20 21 22 BRUCE A. MCCARL, BRIAN C. MURRAY, AND UWE A. SCHNEIDER Abstract Carbon sequestered via

McCarl, Bruce A.

323

Connecticut (CCCRC) Olfactory Test: Normative Values in 426 Healthy Volunteers  

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Application of Connecticut Chemosensory Clinical Research Center (CCCRC) olfactory...n-butanol smell threshold test and smell identification test. Olfactory function score was assessed (0: worst score; 7: best sc...

Bayram Veyseller; Berke Ozucer…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonsequential double ionization below laser-intensity threshold: Anticorrelation of electrons without excitation of parent ion  

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Two-electron correlated spectra of nonsequential double ionization below laser-intensity threshold are known to exhibit back-to-back scattering of the electrons, i.e., the anticorrelation of the electrons. Currently, the widely accepted interpretation of the anticorrelation is recollision-induced excitation of the ion plus subsequent field ionization of the second electron. We argue that another mechanism, namely, simultaneous electron emission, when the time of return of the rescattered electron is equal to the time of liberation of the bounded electron (i.e., the ion has no time for excitation), can also explain the anticorrelation of the electrons in the deep, below laser-intensity threshold regime. Our conclusion is based on the results of the numerical solution of the time-dependent Schroedinger equation for a model system of two one-dimensional electrons, as well as on an adiabatic analytic model that allows for a closed-form solution.

Bondar, D. I. [University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Yudin, G. L. [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1 (Canada); Liu, W.-K. [University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); Ivanov, M. Yu. [Imperial College, London SW7 2BW (United Kingdom); Bandrauk, A. D. [Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1 (Canada)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrational Feshbach resonances in near threshold HOCO{sup -} photodetachment: a theoretical study  

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The results of a theoretical study of HOCO{sup ?} photodetachment are presented, with a view toward understanding the origin of two peaks observed by Lu and Continetti (Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 113005 (2007)) in the photoelectron kinetic energy spectrum very close to threshold. It is shown that the peaks can be attributed to vibrational Feshbach resonances of dipole-bound trans-HOCO{sup ?}, and not s- and p-wave shape resonances as previously assumed. Fixed-nuclei variational electron-HOCO scattering calculations are used to compute photodetachment cross sections and laboratory-frame photoelectron angular distributions. The calculations show a broad A??(#25;{pi}*)-shape resonance several eV above threshold.

Miyabe, Shungo; Haxton, Dan; Lawler, Keith; Orel, Ann; McCurdy, Bill; Rescigno, Tom

2011-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

326

Longitudinal Single-Bunch Instability in the ILC Damping Rings: Estimate of Current Threshold  

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Characterization of single-bunch instabilities in the International Linear Collider (ILC) damping rings (DRs) has been indicated as a high-priority activity toward completion of an engineering design. In this paper we report on a first estimate ofthe current thresholds for the instability using numerical and analytical models of the wake potentials associated with the various machine components. The numerical models were derived (upon appropriate scaling) from designs of the correspondingcomponents installed in existing machines. The current thresholds for instabilities were determined by numerical solution of the Vlasov equation for the longitudinal dynamics. For the DR baseline lattice as of Feb. 2007 we find the critical current forinstability to be safely above the design specifications leaving room for further optimization of the choice of the momentum compaction.

Venturini, Marco; Venturini, Marco

2008-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for threshold effects in positron diffraction from NaF and LiF  

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We have measured the energy dependence of the intensity of a positron beam specularly reflected from the (100) surfaces of NaF and LiF. A 1-eV-wide peak located at an energy that decreases with increasing angle of incidence ? is qualitatively identified as a beam threshold effect. Given the known small positron affinity for the solids, the narrowness of the peak is consistent with its being due to a true surface resonance. However, the dispersion appears to depart from the expected energy versus ? trajectory parallel to the kinematic threshold. Additionally, a search in 50-meV steps did not reveal any fine structure in the peaks, possibly due to our 0.3-eV effective instrumental resolution. Further experiments to map the dispersion with greater precision, to measure the binding energies of the resonances, and to search for possible fine structure are proposed.

T. N. Horsky; G. R. Brandes; K. F. Canter; P. H. Lippel; A. P. Mills; Jr.

1989-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-shot and single-spot measurement of laser ablation threshold for carbon nanotubes  

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A simple and convenient procedure for single-shot, single-spot ablation threshold measurement has been developed. It is based on the employment of cylindrical lens to obtain elliptical Gaussian laser spot. The ablated spot chords which are parallel to the minor axis were measured across the spot major axis which is proportional to the fluence cross-section thus providing wide range dependence of damaged spot size versus fluence in one spot measurement. For both conventional and new-developed procedures the ablation threshold for typical Nd:YAG laser parameters (1064 nm, 10 ns) has been measured as 50 mJ/cm2 which is one order of magnitude lower than that for a bulk graphite.

Lednev, Vasily N; Obraztsova, Elena D; Kudryashov, Sergey I; Bunkin, Alexey F

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin-tagged electron-hydrogen scattering: Ionization in the near-threshold region  

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We use beams of polarized electrons and polarized hydrogen atoms to measure the ionization-rate asymmetry, {Delta}{sub {ital I}}=({ital R}({up arrow}{down arrow}){minus}{ital R}({up arrow}{up arrow}))/({ital R}({up arrow}{down arrow})+{ital R}({up arrow}{up arrow})), in the near-threshold region, where {ital R}({up arrow}{down arrow}) and {ital R}({up arrow}{up arrow}) are the ionization rates when the electron spin is antiparallel and parallel, respectively, to the atomic spins. Within 1.7 eV above threshold, our results reveal the presence of structure, which heretofore has not been predicted by any conventional theoretical calculation.

Guo, X.Q.; Crowe, D.M.; Lubell, M.S.; Tang, F.C.; Vasilakis, A.; Slevin, J.; Eminyan, M. (Department of Physics, City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY (USA) Department of Experimental Physics, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Maynooth, County Kildare (United Kingdom) Laboratoire de Physique Atomique, Tour 24, Universite Paris VII, F-75251 Paris (France))

1990-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

330

Near-threshold quantization for potentials with inverse-cube tails  

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For potential wells with long-range attractive tails proportional to -1/r3, as occur in the resonant dipole-dipole interaction in homonuclear alkali-metal dimers, we present a highly accurate analytical expression for the tail contribution to the quantization function F(E). This quantization function determines the near-threshold bound-state energies via the quantization rule nth-n=F(En). The performance of the quantization function derived in this paper is demonstrated by applying it to a model Lennard-Jones potential and to vibrational bound-state spectra of sodium dimers (Na2). These results are compared with those obtained via the semiclassical LeRoy-Bernstein formula which neglects quantum effects that are important in the near-threshold regime.

Tim-Oliver Müller and Harald Friedrich

2011-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Revisiting Bloodstein's Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis from a psycholinguistic perspective: A Variable Release Threshold hypothesis of stuttering  

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Abstract This paper reviews Bloodstein's (1975) Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis of stuttering, identifies its weaknesses, and proposes modifications to bring it into line with recent advances in psycholinguistic theory. The review concludes that the Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis provides a plausible explanation for the variation in the severity of stuttered disfluencies across speaking situations and conversation partners. However, it fails to explain the forms that stuttered disfluencies characteristically take or the subjective experience of loss of control that accompanies them. The paper then describes how the forms and subjective experiences of persistent stuttering can be accounted for by a threshold-based regulatory mechanism of the kind described in Howell's (2003) revision of the EXPLAN hypothesis. It then proposes that shortcomings of both the Anticipatory Struggle and EXPLAN hypotheses can be addressed by combining them together to create a ‘Variable Release Threshold’ hypothesis whereby the anticipation of upcoming difficulty leads to the setting of an excessively high threshold for the release of speech plans for motor execution. The paper also reconsiders the possibility that two stuttering subtypes exist: one related to formulation difficulty and other to difficulty initiating motor execution. It concludes that research findings that relate to the one may not necessarily apply to the other. Learning outcomes: After reading this article, the reader will be able to: (1) summarize the key strengths and weaknesses of Bloodstein's Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis; (2) describe two hypothesized mechanisms behind the production of stuttered disfluencies (tension and fragmentation & release threshold mechanisms); and (3) discuss why the notion of anticipation is relevant to current hypotheses of stuttering.

Paul H. Brocklehurst; Robin J. Lickley; Martin Corley

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reexamination of tests of the Wannier threshold law for two-electron escape  

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Recent experimental studies of the spin dependence in electron-impact ionization of atomic hydrogen revealed the presence of deviations from the predictions of the conventional Wannier threshold theory of two-electron escape. We provide some insight into the possible origin of these deviations and reexamine the results of previous work that had claimed consistency with the Wannier theory but, with added statistical analysis, also seem to show deviations.

Friedman, J.R.; Guo, X.Q.; Lubell, M.S. (Department of Physics, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York 10031 (United States)); Frankel, M.R. (Department of Statistics, Baruch College of the City University of New York, New York, New York 10010 (United States))

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

M1 Giant Resonance in Pb208 From Threshold Photoneutron Measurements  

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From threshold photoneutron cross-section and angular-distribution measurements on Pb208, seven 1+ states have been detected, which have a total M1 strength of 51 eV. This M1 strength, centered at an excitation energy of 7.9 MeV and spread over a range of 700 keV, constitutes at least half and perhaps all of the total M1 strength obtained from shell-model calculations.

C. D. Bowman, R. J. Baglan, B. L. Berman, and T. W. Phillips

1970-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The low threshold parametric decay instabilities leading to anomalous phenomena at ECRH in toroidal devices  

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A possibility of 3D electron Bernstein wave trapping in intensive magnetic field aligned density fluctuation or blob in toroidal plasma is demonstrated. Semi-analytic approach for description of associated plasma cavity is developed. A mechanism of low-threshold parametric decay instability driven by 2{sup nd} harmonic extraordinary pump microwave and leading to excitation of localized electron Bernstein wave and low frequency heavily damped oscillations is proposed and analyzed.

Gusakov, E.; Popov, A.; Saveliev, A. [Ioffe Physical Technical Institute of RAS, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Dependence of Cross Sections near Threshold: One Neutral and Two Charged Reaction Products  

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The energy dependence near threshold of cross sections for reactions leading to the escape of one neutral and two charged particles is determined. The method is an extension of one developed previously for uncharged particles, and utilizes only general properties of solutions of the time-independent three-particle Schrödinger equation valid outside a reaction zone of finite extent. Electron detachment from H- by charged particle bombardment, and nuclear reactions of the type (n, np) are considered as examples.

Robert W. Hart; Ernest P. Gray; William H. Guier

1957-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bound and resonance states of the dipolar anion of hydrogen cyanide: competition between threshold effects and rotation in an open quantum system  

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Bound and resonance states of the dipole-bound anion of hydrogen cyanide HCN$^-$ are studied using a non-adiabatic pseudopotential method and the Berggren expansion technique involving bound states, decaying resonant states, and non-resonant scattering continuum. We devise an algorithm to identify the resonant states in the complex energy plane. To characterize spatial distributions of electronic wave functions, we introduce the body-fixed density and use it to assign families of resonant states into collective rotational bands. We find that the non-adiabatic coupling of electronic motion to molecular rotation results in a transition from the strong-coupling to weak-coupling regime. In the strong coupling limit, the electron moving in a subthreshold, spatially extended halo state follows the rotational motion of the molecule. Above the ionization threshold, electron's motion in a resonance state becomes largely decoupled from molecular rotation. Widths of resonance-band members depend primarily on the electro...

Fossez, K; Nazarewicz, W; P?oszajczak, M; Jaganathen, Y

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Damage and ablation thresholds of fused-silica in femtosecond regime  

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We present an experimental and numerical study of the damage and ablation thresholds at the surface of a dielectric material, e.g., fused silica, using short pulses ranging from 7 to 300 fs. The relevant numerical criteria of damage and ablation thresholds are proposed consistently with experimental observations of the laser irradiated zone. These criteria are based on lattice thermal melting and electronic cohesion temperature, respectively. The importance of the three major absorption channels (multi-photon absorption, tunnel effect, and impact ionization) is investigated as a function of pulse duration (7-300 fs). Although the relative importance of the impact ionization process increases with the pulse duration, our results show that it plays a role even at short pulse duration (<50 fs). For few optical cycle pulses (7 fs), it is also shown that both damage and ablation fluence thresholds tend to coincide due to the sharp increase of the free electron density. This electron-driven ablation regime is of primary interest for thermal-free laser-matter interaction and therefore for the development of high quality micromachining processes.

Chimier, B.; Uteza, O.; Sanner, N.; Sentis, M. [Laboratoire LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS - Universite de la Mediterranee, C. 917, 163, Av. de Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 9 (France); Itina, T. [Laboratoire Hubert Curien - LaHC, UMR 5516 CNRS - Universite Jean Monnet, Bat. F, 18, rue Professeur B. Lauras, 42000 Saint-Etienne (France); Lassonde, P.; Legare, F.; Vidal, F.; Kieffer, J. C. [INRS, Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, 1650 bld Lionel Boulet, Varennes (Quebec), J3X 1S2 (Canada)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

High-Power Electrostatic Discharges in PETN: Threshold and Scaling Experiments  

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There is a considerable set of data establishing the safety of PETN-based detonators that are insulted by electrostatic discharge (ESD) from a human body. However, the subject of ESD safety has garnered renewed interest because of the sparse data on high-power, low-impedance discharges that result when the source is a metallic object such as a tool. Experiments on as-built components, using pin-to-cap fault circuits through PETN-based detonators, showed significant evidence of a power dependence but with a very broad energy threshold and some uncertainty in the breakdown path. We have performed a series of experiments using a well-defined arc discharge path and a well-characterized source that is capable of independent variation of energy and power. Studies include threshold variation with power, arc length, powder surface area, and surface vs. bulk discharge paths. We find that an energy threshold variation with power does not appear to exist in the tested range of fractions to tens of MW, and that there are many subtleties to proper energy and power bookkeeping. We also present some test results for PBX 9407.

Liou, W; McCarrick, J F; Hodgin, R L; Phillips, D F

2010-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Test plan: Gas-threshold-pressure testing of the Salado Formation in the WIPP underground facility  

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Performance assessment for the disposal of radioactive waste from the United States defense program in the WIPP underground facility must assess the role of post-closure was generation by waste degradation and the subsequent pressurization of the facility. be assimilated by the host formation will Whether or not the generated gas can be assimilated by the host formation will determine the ability of the gas to reach or exceed lithostatic pressure within the repository. The purpose of this test plan is (1) to present a test design to obtain realistic estimates of gas-threshold pressure for the Salado Formation WIPP underground facility including parts of the formation disturbed by the underground of the Salado, and (2) to provide a excavations and in the far-field or undisturbed part framework for changes and amendments to test objectives, practices, and procedures. Because in situ determinations of gas-threshold pressure in low-permeability media are not standard practice, the methods recommended in this testplan are adapted from permeability-testing and hydrofracture procedures. Therefore, as the gas-threshold-pressure testing program progresses, personnel assigned to the program and outside observers and reviewers will be asked for comments regarding the testing procedures. New and/or improved test procedures will be documented as amendments to this test plan, and subject to similar review procedures.

Saulnier, G.J. Jr. (INTERA, Inc., Austin, TX (United States))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical damage threshold of Au nanowires in strong femtosecond laser fields  

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Ultrashort, intense light pulses permit the study of nanomaterials in the optical non-linear regime, potentially leading to optoelectronics that operate in the petahertz domain. These non-linear regimes are often present just below the damage threshold thus requiring the careful tuning of laser parameters to avoid the melting and disintegration of the materials. Detailed studies of the damage threshold of nanoscale materials are therefore needed. We present results on the damage threshold of Au nanowires when illuminated by intense femtosecond pulses. These nanowires were synthesized with the directed electrochemical nanowire assembly (DENA) process in two configurations: (1) free-standing Au nanowires on W electrodes and (2) Au nanowires attached to fused silica slides. In both cases the wires have a single-crystalline structure. For laser pulses with durations of 108 fs and 32 fs at 790 nm at a repetition rate of 2 kHz, we find that the free-standing nanowires melt at intensities close to 3 TW/cm$^2$ and 7....

Summers, A M; Paneru, Govind; Kling, M F; Flanders, B N; Trallero-Herrero, C A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-efficiency, dielectric multilayer gratings optimized for manufacturability and laser damage threshold  

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Ultrashort pulse, high-intensity lasers offer new opportunities for the study of light-matter interaction and for inertial confinement fusion. A 100 Terawatt laser operating 400 fs and 1.053 {mu}m is operational at LLNL, and a 1000 Terawatt (Petawatt) laser will come online in early 1996. These lasers use large-aperture (40 cm and 94 cm diameter, respectively) diffraction gratings to compress the amplified laser pulse. At present, hologrphically produced, gold overcoated photoresist gratings are used: these gratings represent the fuse in the laser chain. Higher laser damage thresholds and higher diffraction efficiencies are theoretically possible with multilayer dielectric gratings (MDG`s). A number of design parameters regarding both the multilayer stack and the etched grating structure can be optimized to maximize the laser damage threshold and also improve the processing latitude for the interference lithography and reactive ion etching steps used during manufacture of these gratings. This paper presents model predictions for the behavior of hafnia/silica MDG`s both during processing and in operation, and presents experimental data on the diffraction efficiency and short- pulse laser damage threshold for optimized witness gratings.

Britten, J.A.; Perry, M.D.; Shore, B.W.; Boyd, R.D.; Loomis, G.E.; Chow, R.

1995-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

342

Development of Superconducting AC Fault Current Limiter  

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The authors have developed a new superconducting fault current limiter whose impedance during normal operation is very small. During fault conditions, the limiter behaves as a superconducting reactor. The limiter

Daisuke Ito; Eriko Yoneda; Tsutomu Fujioka…

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test on Superconducting AC Fault Current Limiter  

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The authors have developed a new superconducting fault current limiter whose impedance during normal operation is very small. During fault conditions, the limiter behaves as a superconducting reactor. The limiter

Daisuke Ito; Eriko S. Yoneda…

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal threshold-based network-level transportation infrastructure life-cycle management with heterogeneous maintenance actions  

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Transportation infrastructure life-cycle management deals with maintenance decision making of transportation facilities such as pavement, bridges, and railways under budget constraints. In practice, transportation agencies adopt threshold-based rules for maintenance planning because they are intuitive and easy to implement. However, the thresholds are often determined based on engineering judgment without any systematic approach. Therefore, maintenance budgets cannot be used effectively and facility conditions are not optimized. This research uses hybrid dynamic models to represent threshold-based maintenance for transportation infrastructure in a realistic manner. Hybrid dynamic models combine continuous states such as pavement roughness and age with discrete states such as maintenance history. These models are also capable of considering multiple maintenance actions with heterogeneous effects. Based on facility conditions and maintenance thresholds, corresponding maintenance actions are selected automatically and the facility switches between deterioration modes to reflect the effects of the chosen action. Furthermore, to consider users’ reactions to maintenance actions and accurately predict deterioration for a network of facilities, threshold-based maintenance is formulated as an upper-level problem, and user response is incorporated as a lower-level problem. This leads to a bi-level programming problem where maintenance thresholds are decision variables, which is solved with a modified tabu search algorithm. The proposed methodology is validated with the road network of an urban area and the generated maintenance thresholds are reasonable and robust, which shows that the methodology has great potential to support transportation infrastructure life-cycle management in practice.

James C. Chu; Yin-Jay Chen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute Values of Neutrino Masses: Status and Prospects  

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Compelling evidences in favor of neutrino masses and mixing obtained in the last years in Super-Kamiokande, SNO, KamLAND and other neutrino experiments made the physics of massive and mixed neutrinos a frontier field of research in particle physics and astrophysics. There are many open problems in this new field. In this review we consider the problem of the absolute values of neutrino masses, which apparently is the most difficult one from the experimental point of view. We discuss the present limits and the future prospects of beta-decay neutrino mass measurements and neutrinoless double-beta decay. We consider the important problem of the calculation of nuclear matrix elements of neutrinoless double-beta decay and discuss the possibility to check the results of different model calculations of the nuclear matrix elements through their comparison with the experimental data. We discuss the upper bound of the total mass of neutrinos that was obtained recently from the data of the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey and other cosmological data and we discuss future prospects of the cosmological measurements of the total mass of neutrinos. We discuss also the possibility to obtain information on neutrino masses from the observation of the ultra high-energy cosmic rays (beyond the GZK cutoff). Finally, we review the main aspects of the physics of core-collapse supernovae, the limits on the absolute values of neutrino masses from the observation of SN1987A neutrinos and the future prospects of supernova neutrino detection.

S. M. Bilenky; C. Giunti; J. A. Grifols; E. Masso

2003-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Consumer value creation in mobile banking services  

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The paper presents findings of the study that explored consumer value creation in various mobile banking services. New electronic channels are replacing the more traditional ones. Mobile devices represent the recent development in electronic service distribution. An exploratory study was conducted on experienced electronic banking customers by using a qualitative in-depth interviewing method. The findings increase the understanding of customer-perceived value and value creation on the basis of attributes of mobile services and customer-perceived disadvantages of mobile phones in electronic banking context. The findings allow practitioners to improve their services and marketing strategies and pass on information to the academics about interesting future research areas.

Tommi Laukkanen; Jari Lauronen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pure Phase Solubility Limits: LANL  

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The natural and engineered system at Yucca Mountain (YM) defines the site-specific conditions under which one must determine to what extent the engineered and the natural geochemical barriers will prevent the release of radioactive material from the repository. Most important mechanisms for retention or enhancement of radionuclide transport include precipitation or co-precipitation of radionuclide-bearing solid phases (solubility limits), complexation in solution, sorption onto surfaces, colloid formation, and diffusion. There may be many scenarios that could affect the near-field environment, creating chemical conditions more aggressive than the conditions presented by the unperturbed system (such as pH changes beyond the range of 6 to 9 or significant changes in the ionic strength of infiltrated waters). For an extended period of time, the near-field water composition may be quite different and more extreme in pH, ionic strength, and CO{sub 2} partial pressure (or carbonate concentration) than waters at some distance from the repository. Reducing conditions, high pH (up to 11), and low carbonate concentration may be present in the near-field after reaction of infiltrating groundwater with engineered barrier systems, such as cementitious materials. In the far-field, conditions are controlled by the rock-mass buffer providing a near-neutral, oxidizing, low-ionic-strength environment that controls radionuclide solubility limits and sorption capacities. There is the need for characterization of variable chemical conditions that affect solubility, speciation, and sorption reactions. Modeling of the groundwater chemistry is required and leads to an understanding of solubility and speciation of the important radionuclides. Because experimental studies cannot be performed under the numerous potential chemical conditions, solubility limitations must rely on geochemical modeling of the radionuclide's chemistry. Fundamental thermodynamic properties, such as solubility products, complex stability constants, and redox potentials for radionuclides in different oxidation states, form the underlying database to be used for those calculations. The potentially low solubilities of many radionuclides in natural waters constitute the first barrier for their migration from the repository into the environment. Evaluation of this effect requires a knowledge of the site-specific water chemistry and the expected spatial and temporal ranges of its variability. Quantitative determinations of radionuclide solubility in waters within the range of chemistry must be made. Speciation and molecular complexation must be ascertained to interpret and apply solubility results. The solubilities thus determined can be used to assess the effectiveness of solubility in limiting radionuclide migration. These solubilities can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of other retardation processes expected to occur once dissolution of the source material and migration begin. Understanding the solubility behavior of radionuclides will assist in designing valuable sorption experiments that must be conducted below the solubility limit since only soluble species participate in surface reactions and sorption processes. The present strategy for radionuclide solubility tasks has been to provide a solubility model from bulk-experiments that attempt to bracket the estimate made for this Analysis and Modeling Report (AMR) of water conditions on site. The long-term goal must be to develop a thermodynamic database for solution speciation and solid-state determination as a prerequisite for transport calculations and interpretation of empirical solubility data. The model has to be self-consistent and tested against known solubility studies in order to predict radionuclide solubilities over the continuous distribution ranges of potential water compositions for performance assessment of the site. Solubility studies upper limits for radionuclide concentrations in natural waters. The concentration in the aqueous phase is controlled by the radionuclide-bearing solid phase and by

C. Stockman

2001-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical breakdown threshold in nanosecond high repetition second harmonic generation by periodically poled Mg-doped LiTaO{sub 3} crystal  

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Our study shows that a local temperature increase of ?1 K in the crystal lattice caused by second harmonic generation (SHG) and two-photon absorption of 532 nm radiation at the rear of periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO{sub 3} crystal by changing spontaneous polarization induces a pyroelectric field ?10 kV/cm, accelerating free electrons to an energy of ?10 eV, followed by optical breakdown and crystal damage. Theoretical analysis leads to an explicit expression for the threshold laser fluence of optical breakdown giving ?1.2 J/cm{sup 2} for 1064 nm input radiation in 6.8 kHz pulsed SHG operation, agreeing well with the experimentally found value ?1.32 J/cm{sup 2}.

Louchev, Oleg A.; Wada, Satoshi [Center for Advanced Photonics, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)] [Center for Advanced Photonics, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Hatano, Hideki; Kitamura, Kenji [Division of Environment and Energy Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)] [Division of Environment and Energy Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)

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Summary of Superconducting Fault Current Limiter Technology  

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In recent years, superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) has become one of the forefront topics of current-limiting technology in the world. In this...

Linmang Wang; Pengzan Jiang; Dada Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Colony Mills Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Limited Place: Lahore, Pakistan Sector: Solar Product: Yarn manufacturer, plans to set up solar thermal plant. References: Colony Mills Limited1 This article is a stub. You can...

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Universal Carbon Credits Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Universal Carbon Credits Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name: Universal Carbon Credits Limited Place: London, England, United Kingdom Zip: EC3A6DF Sector: Carbon Product:...

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Crionaig Power Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Crionaig Power Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name: Crionaig Power Limited Place: United Kingdom Sector: Wind energy Product: Edinburgh-based power company developing wind...

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Local Generation Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Generation Limited Place: United Kingdom Sector: Biomass Product: UK-based biomass firm developing anaerobic digestion plants. References: Local Generation Limited1 This article...

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Valuing Energy Efficiency for Utility Rebate Programs  

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Valuing Energy Efficiency Valuing Energy Efficiency For Utility Rebate Programs Dr. Valerie V. von Schramm March 1, 2012 Building America Implementation Standing Technical Committee Gap/Barrier Gap/Barrier #3: Value-Stream Map of the Retrofit Process - Core concern - Audience segmentation needs must be better understood - Goal - To improve implementation strategy processes for retrofits Value-Stream Map Segment Addressed: - Public Energy Utility Perspectives/Needs Electric Utility Concerns Fleet Design Drivers * kWh Consumed * Peak Usage * Daily & Seasonal Patterns * Building Stock Impacts Community-Scale Energy Efficiency Modeling  NREL/UTSA/CPS Energy Collaboration  Identify geographically specific least-cost retrofits using BEopt  Inputs: census, income, appraisal district,

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Communicating pork value to the retailer  

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Boxed pork was obtained to represent four different purchasing specifications common in the industry to conduct a study on yields, labor requirement, and value and profit assessment. Boxes of bone-in loins (n = 180), boneless loins (n = 94), Boston...

Lorenzen, Carol Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear boundary value problem of magnetic insulation  

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On the basis of generalization of upper and lower solution method to the singular two point boundary value problems, the existence theorem of solutions for the system, which models a process of magnetic insulation in plasma is proved.

A. V. Sinitsyn

2000-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Value of Demand Response -Introduction Klaus Skytte  

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Value of Demand Response - Introduction Klaus Skytte Systems Analysis Department February 7, 2006 Energinet.dk, Ballerup #12;What is Demand Response? Demand response (DR) is the short-term response

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Value creation through modernizing Chinese medicine  

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My first hypothesis in this thesis is that there is significant value vested in traditional Chinese medicine that can be captured by converting them into ethical drugs through scientific analysis, screening and validation. ...

Sun, Lizhe

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUTRITIVE VALUE OF POLLOCK FISH SCALES  

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indicated that pollock fish scale protein is as well digested but about 30 percent less assimilated than for growth, the biological values for maintenance, and the digestibilities of pollock fish scale possibilities of wool, an

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Technological value of coal used for coking  

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The technological value of coal used for coking is analyzed, with particular attention to clinkering coal, the coke group, and lean additives, as well as G and GZhO coal. A relation is established between the tec...

A. S. Stankevich; V. S. Stankevich

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MFR PAPER 1071 Valued for meat and  

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F isheries Service, NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96812. have an ex-vessel value in Koror, Palau Islands Reef (Fig. I). a mall atoll to the south-southwest of th e Palau Islands in the Palau Oi tnct. W estern

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Chapter 48 - Value Engineering | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

ValueEngineering0.pdf More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-L-07-08 Emerging Lighting Technology Microsoft PowerPoint - 12 Holman White PM Conference 2010 Rev 2 revised...

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Adding more value to natural gas  

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Adding more value to natural gas ... Calif, has developed a catalyst that could convert natural gas. ... Natural gas is abundant in many countries but not used widely as a feedstock because transporting it is very expensive. ...

MAUREEN ROUBI

1998-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Operator valued Hardy spaces and related subjects  

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OPERATOR VALUED HARDY SPACES AND RELATED SUBJECTS A Dissertation by TAO MEI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2006 Major... by: Chair of Committee, Gilles Pisier Committee Members, William Johnson Roger Smith Daren Cline Head of Department, Al Boggess August 2006 Major Subject: Mathematics iii ABSTRACT Operator Valued Hardy Spaces and Related Subjects. (August 2006) Tao...

Mei, Tao

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The land value impacts of wetland restoration  

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Abstract U.S. regulations require offsets for aquatic ecosystems damaged during land development, often through restoration of alternative resources. What effect does large-scale wetland and stream restoration have on surrounding land values? Restoration effects on real estate values have substantial implications for protecting resources, increasing tax base, and improving environmental policies. Our analysis focuses on the three-county Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, North Carolina region, which has experienced rapid development and extensive aquatic ecological restoration (through the state's Ecosystem Enhancement Program [EEP]). Since restoration sites are not randomly distributed across space, we used a genetic algorithm to match parcels near restoration sites with comparable control parcels. Similar to propensity score analysis, this technique facilitates statistical comparison and isolates the effects of restoration sites on surrounding real estate values. Compared to parcels not proximate to any aquatic resources, we find that, 1) natural aquatic systems steadily and significantly increase parcel values up to 0.75 mi away, and 2) parcels restoration sites have significantly lower sale prices, while 3) parcels >0.5 mi from EEP sites gain substantial amenity value. When we control for intervening water bodies (e.g. un-restored streams and wetlands), we find a similar inflection point whereby parcels aquatic ecosystem restoration programs and increased public information about their value.

Nikhil Kaza; Todd K. BenDor

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak Values as Context Dependent Values of Observables and Born's Rule  

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We characterize a value of an observable by a `sum rule' for generally non-commuting observables and a `product rule' when restricted to a maximal commuting subalgebra of observables together with the requirement that the value is unity for the projection operator of the prepared state and the values are zero for the projection operators of the states which are orthogonal to the prepared state. The crucial requirement is that the expectation value and the variance of an observable should be independent of the way of measurement, i.e., the choice of the maximal commuting subalgebra of observables. We shall call the value a {\\it `contextual value'}. We show that the contextual value of an observable coincides with the weak value advocated by Aharonov and his colleagues by demanding the consistency of quantum mechanics with Kolmogorov's measure theory of probability. This also gives a derivation of Born's rule, which is one of the axioms of conventional quantum mechanics.

Akio Hosoya; Minoru Koga

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation damage to amorphous carbon thin films irradiated by multiple 46.9 nm laser shots below the single-shot damage threshold  

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High-surface-quality amorphous carbon (a-C) optical coatings with a thickness of 45 nm, deposited by magnetron sputtering on a silicon substrate, were irradiated by the focused beam of capillary-discharge Ne-like Ar extreme ultraviolet laser (CDL=capillary-discharge laser; XUV=extreme ultraviolet, i.e., wavelengths below 100 nm). The laser wavelength and pulse duration were 46.9 nm and 1.7 ns, respectively. The laser beam was focused onto the sample surface by a spherical Sc/Si multilayer mirror with a total reflectivity of about 30%. The laser pulse energy was varied from 0.4 to 40 muJ on the sample surface. The irradiation was carried out at five fluence levels between 0.1 and 10 J/cm{sup 2}, accumulating five different series of shots, i.e., 1, 5, 10, 20, and 40. The damage to the a-C thin layer was investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Nomarski differential interference contrast (DIC) optical microscopy. The dependence of the single-shot-damaged area on pulse energy makes it possible to determine a beam spot diameter in the focus. Its value was found to be equal to 23.3+-3.0 mum using AFM data, assuming the beam to have a Gaussian profile. Such a plot can also be used for a determination of single-shot damage threshold in a-C. A single-shot threshold value of 1.1 J/cm{sup 2} was found. Investigating the consequences of the multiple-shot exposure, it has been found that an accumulation of 10, 20, and 40 shots at a fluence of 0.5 J/cm{sup 2}, i.e., below the single-shot damage threshold, causes irreversible changes of thin a-C layers, which can be registered by both the AFM and the DIC microscopy. In the center of the damaged area, AFM shows a-C removal to a maximum depth of 0.3, 1.2, and 1.5 nm for 10-, 20- and 40-shot exposure, respectively. Raman microprobe analysis does not indicate any change in the structure of the remaining a-C material. The erosive behavior reported here contrasts with the material expansion observed earlier [L. Juha et al., Proc. SPIE 5917, 91 (2005)] on an a-C sample irradiated by a large number of femtosecond pulses of XUV high-order harmonics.

Juha, L.; Hajkova, V.; Vorlicek, V. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Chalupsky, J. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Brehova 7, 115 19 Prague 1 (Czech Republic); Ritucci, A.; Reale, A.; Zuppella, P. [Department of Physics, University of L'Aquila, gc Laboratorio Nazionale del Gran Sasso (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare-INFN), 67010 Coppito, L'Aquila (Italy); Stoermer, M. [GKSS Research Center, Max-Planck-Strasse 1, D-21502 Geesthacht (Germany)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation analysis of mean global radiation values with mean brightness values for one year  

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CORRELATION ANALYSIS OF MEAN GLOBAL RADIATION VALUES WITH MEAN BRIGHTNESS VALUES FOR ONE YEAR A Thesis EDWARD FRANKLIN KOLCZYNSKI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASSAM University in partial fulfillment oi' the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1971 Major Subject: Meteorology CORRELATION ANALYSIS OF MEAN GLOBAL RADIATION VALUES WITH MEAN BRIGHTNESS VALUES FOR ONE YEAR A Thesis EDWARD FRANKLIN KOLCZYNSKI Approved as to style and content by: airman...

Kolczynski, Edward Franklin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid-state current limiter for power distribution system  

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To prevent voltage decrease of distribution systems, the principle and fundamental characteristics of a solid-state current limiter using GTO thyristors were investigated. Basic components of the apparatus were a fast solid-state switch and a current limiting impedance of low resistance in parallel with the switch. Experimental results of the test current limiter showed the fault current was limited successfully, regardless of DC component size. The time from detection of fault current was limited successfully, regardless of DC component size. The time from detection of fault occurrence to interruption of the fault current by the solid-state switch was 40 [mu]s. This time was very short in comparison with that before the fault current reached a large value. Thermal rise of the solid-state switch for conduction was solved by a self-cooling apparatus using a non-combustible cooling liquid. The results indicated that the solid-state current limiter was a valuable protecting device for high fault current distribution systems.

Ueda, T.; Morita, M. (Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc., Nagoya (Japan)); Arita, H.; Kida, J.; Kurosawa, Y.; Yamagiwa, T. (Hitachi Ltd., Ibaraki (Japan). Hitachi Research Lab.)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE MODULUS OF CONTINUITY FOR 0(m)\\H SEMI-CLASSICAL LIMITS  

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THE MODULUS OF CONTINUITY FOR 0(m)\\H SEMI-CLASSICAL LIMITS SCOTT A. WOLPERT Abstract. We study [13]. In [29] the author found that the microlocal lift to SL(2; R) S (H)1/2 of automorphic eigen result is equivalent to a limit-sum formula combining the Riemann zeta values (1 + it) and the elemen

Wolpert, Scott A.

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Limited View Angle Iterative CT Reconstruction  

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;Some Prior Literature in Limited View Tomography CT with limited-angle data and few views IRR algorithm Iterative Reconstruction-Reprojection (IRR) : An Algorithm for Limited Data Cardiac- Computed-views and limited-angle data in divergent-beam CT by E. Y. Sidky, CM Kao, and X. Pan (2006) Few-View Projection

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Limits to power system growth  

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In the design of space nuclear power systems a variety of conversion techniques may be used, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. A study was performed which analyzed over 120 proposed system designs. The designs were compared to identify the optimum conversion system as a function of power level and find limits to specific mass (kg/kWe) for each power cycle. Furthermore, the component masses were studied to determine which component of the overall design contributes the most to total system mass over a variety of power levels. The results can provide a focus for future research efforts by selecting the best conversion technology for the desired power range, and optimizing the system component which contributes most to the total mass.

Slater, S.M.; Klein, A.C. (Department of Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 (United States)); Webb, B.J. (Umpqua Research, Inc., P.O. Box 791, Myrtle Creek, Oregon 97457 (United States)); Pauley, K.A. (Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States))

1993-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Framework for evaluating customer value and the feasibility of servicing architectures for on-orbit satellite servicing  

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The question that this thesis examines is whether traditional monolithic satellite designs have limited the value that the satellite market generates for the space industry. To answer this question, this thesis focuses on ...

Long, Andrew Michael, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter are disclosed for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time. 9 figs.

Boenig, H.J.

1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

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A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The torque dependence of the H-mode power threshold in hydrogen, deuterium and helium plasmas in DIII-D  

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On DIII-D, the H-mode power threshold has been determined for hydrogen, deuterium and helium plasmas heated by neutral beam injection and/or by electron cyclotron heating and as a function of the applied torque plasmas for plasma configurations in the favourable ion grad-B drift direction. The H-mode threshold power has been determined to increase with input torque for all the main ion species (hydrogen, deuterium and helium). The H-mode threshold power for similar plasma parameters and configurations is the least for deuterium, followed by helium and hydrogen in that order. The plasma geometry also affects the power threshold, which is dependent on the X-point height.

Gohil, P. [General Atomics; Jernigan, T. C. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Osborne, T.H. [General Atomics, San Diego; Scoville, J. T. [General Atomics, San Diego; Strait, E. J. [General Atomics

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Roughening of a Si(100) surface induced by the adsorption of oxygen near the solid-oxide nucleation threshold  

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An investigation of the processes on a Si(100) surface interacting with oxygen near the solid-oxide nucleation threshold using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic-force microscopy is described. The nuclea...

V. D. Borman; Yu. Yu. Lebedinskii…

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave-packet propagation based calculation of above-threshold ionization in the x-ray regime  

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We investigate the multi-photon process of above-threshold ionization for the light elements hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in the hard x-ray regime. Numerical challenges are discussed and by comparing Hartree-Fock-Slater calculations to configuration-interaction-singles results we justify the mean-field potential approach in this regime. We present a theoretical prediction of two-photon above-threshold-ionization cross sections for the mentioned elements. Moreover, we study how the importance of above-threshold ionization varies with intensity. We find that for carbon, at x-ray intensities around $10^{23}{\\rm Wcm}^{-2}$, two-photon above-threshold ionization of the K-shell electrons is as probable as one-photon ionization of the L-shell electrons.

Tilley, Matthew; Santra, Robin

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of channel width-dependent threshold voltage variation in a-InGaZnO thin-film transistors  

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This Letter investigates abnormal channel width-dependent threshold voltage variation in amorphous indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (a-IGZO) thin-film transistors. Unlike drain-induced source barrier lowering effect, threshold voltage increases with increasing drain voltage. Furthermore, the wider the channel, the larger the threshold voltage observed. Because of the surrounding oxide and other thermal insulating material and the low thermal conductivity of the IGZO layer, the self-heating effect will be pronounced in wider channel devices and those with a larger operating drain bias. To further clarify the physical mechanism, fast IV measurement is utilized to demonstrate the self-heating induced anomalous channel width-dependent threshold voltage variation.

Liu, Kuan-Hsien; Chou, Wu-Ching [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Chang, Ting-Chang, E-mail: tcchang@mail.phys.nsysu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Advanced Optoelectronics Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (China); Wu, Ming-Siou; Hung, Yi-Syuan; Sze, Simon M. [Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Hung, Pei-Hua; Chu, Ann-Kuo [Department of Photonics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Hsieh, Tien-Yu [Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China); Yeh, Bo-Liang [Advanced Display Technology Research Center, AU Optronics, No. 1, Li-Hsin Rd. 2, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 30078, Taiwan (China)

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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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381

The limits of the nuclear landscape  

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In 2011, 100 new nuclides were discovered1. They joined the approximately 3,000 stable and radioactive nuclides that either occur naturally on Earth or are synthesized in the laboratory2,3. Every atomic nucleus, characterized by a specific number of protons and neutrons, occupies a spot on the chart of nuclides, which is bounded by drip lines indicating the values of neutron and proton number at which nuclear binding ends. The placement of the neutron drip line for the heavier elements is based on theoretical predictions using extreme extrapolations, and so is uncertain. However, it is not known how uncertain it is or how many protons and neutrons can be bound in a nucleus. Here we estimate these limits of the nuclear landscape and provide statistical and systematic uncertainties for our predictions. We use nuclear density functional theory, several Skyrme interactions and high-performance computing, and find that the number of bound nuclides with between 2 and 120 protons is around 7,000. We find that extrapolations for drip-line positions and selected nuclear properties, including neutron separation energies relevant to astrophysical processes, are very consistent between the models used.

Nazarewicz, Witold [ORNL; Erler, J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Birge, N. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Kortelainen, E. M. [University of Tennessee (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Olsen, E. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Perhac, A. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Stoitsov, M. [University of Tennessee (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Property:TotalValue | Open Energy Information  

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TotalValue TotalValue Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Number. Pages using the property "TotalValue" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 4 44 Tech Inc. Smart Grid Demonstration Project + 10,000,000 + A ALLETE Inc., d/b/a Minnesota Power Smart Grid Project + 3,088,007 + Amber Kinetics, Inc. Smart Grid Demonstration Project + 10,000,000 + American Transmission Company LLC II Smart Grid Project + 22,888,360 + American Transmission Company LLC Smart Grid Project + 2,661,650 + Atlantic City Electric Company Smart Grid Project + 37,400,000 + Avista Utilities Smart Grid Project + 40,000,000 + B Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Smart Grid Project + 451,814,234 + Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division Smart Grid Demonstration Project + 177,642,503 +

383

Photovoltaics Value Analysis | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Photovoltaics Value Analysis Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Photovoltaics Value Analysis Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Environmental Website: www.nrel.gov/analysis/pdfs/42303.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/photovoltaics-value-analysis Policies: Financial Incentives This study addresses photovoltaics (PV) distributed systems technology development; advanced distribution systems integration; system-level tests and demonstrations; technical and market analysis; resource assessment; and codes, standards, and regulatory implementation. The study defines a set of PV benefits and costs, such as greenhouse gas abatement or reliability, and then examines a series of case studies to ascertain whether the benefits of

384

Value of a Smart Grid System  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

2 - 2 - Section 3: Value of a Smart Grid System Implementing a Smart Grid is the effort to move the electric grid from a "static" to a "dynamic" state. Doing so improves the efficiency, reliability and cost-effectiveness of the electrical system's operations, planning and maintenance and creates a system that is interactive with consumers and markets, allowing better energy and dollar savings. Below we summarize the value of the Smart Grid from six perspectives: Consumers Environmental Utilities and Grid Operators Market Efficiency Economy Regulatory Consumer Value of a Smart Grid Smart Grids will provide consumers many benefits, deriving mainly from the increased information and insight it brings them about their individual consumption as

385

Microfabricated fuel heating value monitoring device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microfabricated fuel heating value monitoring device comprises a microfabricated gas chromatography column in combination with a catalytic microcalorimeter. The microcalorimeter can comprise a reference thermal conductivity sensor to provide diagnostics and surety. Using microfabrication techniques, the device can be manufactured in production quantities at a low per-unit cost. The microfabricated fuel heating value monitoring device enables continuous calorimetric determination of the heating value of natural gas with a 1 minute analysis time and 1.5 minute cycle time using air as a carrier gas. This device has applications in remote natural gas mining stations, pipeline switching and metering stations, turbine generators, and other industrial user sites. For gas pipelines, the device can improve gas quality during transfer and blending, and provide accurate financial accounting. For industrial end users, the device can provide continuous feedback of physical gas properties to improve combustion efficiency during use.

Robinson, Alex L. (Albuquerque, NM); Manginell, Ronald P. (Albuquerque, NM); Moorman, Matthew W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

386

A limit on the ultra-high-energy neutrino flux from lunar observations with the Parkes radio telescope  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We report a limit on the ultra-high-energy neutrino flux based on a non-detection of radio pulses from neutrino-initiated particle cascades in the Moon, in observations with the Parkes radio telescope undertaken as part of the LUNASKA project. Due to the improved sensitivity of these observations, which had an effective duration of 127 hours and a frequency range of 1.2-1.5 GHz, this limit extends to lower neutrino energies than those from previous lunar radio experiments, with a detection threshold below 10^20 eV. The calculation of our limit allows for the possibility of lunar-origin pulses being misidentified as local radio interference, and includes the effect of small-scale lunar surface roughness. The targeting strategy of the observations also allows us to place a directional limit on the neutrino flux from the nearby radio galaxy Centaurus A.

Bray, J D; Roberts, P; Reynolds, J E; James, C W; Phillips, C J; Protheroe, R J; McFadden, R A; Aartsen, M G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Modeling of recurrent threshold crossings due to noise with long memory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

? of the signal by an additive Gaussian noise which optimizes the SNR at the output of a stochastic resonator. Using a simple Level Crossing Detector (LCD) which is a stochastic resonator without internal dynamics, we are able to achieve a maximum at the output... of the LCD for a particular level of input noise. The LCD works in such a way that a short uniform spike is initiated at its output whenever the voltage at its input goes through a given voltage level, the threshold voltage, in the increasing direction...

Singh, Abhishek Narayan

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

388

Threshold resummation for W±Z and ZZ pair production at the LHC  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We perform the threshold resummation for W±Z and ZZ pair production at the next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy in soft-collinear effective theory at the LHC. Our results show that the resummation effects increase the total cross sections by about 7% for ZZ production and 12% for W±Z production with S=7, 8, 13 and 14 TeV, respectively, and the scale uncertainties are significantly reduced. Besides, our numerical results are consistent with experimental data reported by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations.

Yan Wang; Chong Sheng Li; Ze Long Liu; Ding Yu Shao

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

389

Effect of Neoclassical Toroidal Viscosity on Error-Field Penetration Thresholds in Tokamak Plasmas  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A model for field-error penetration is developed that includes nonresonant as well as the usual resonant field-error effects. The nonresonant components cause a neoclassical toroidal viscous torque that keeps the plasma rotating at a rate comparable to the ion diamagnetic frequency. The new theory is used to examine resonant error-field penetration threshold scaling in Ohmic tokamak plasmas. Compared to previous theoretical results, we find the plasma is less susceptible to error-field penetration and locking, by a factor that depends on the nonresonant error-field amplitude.

Cole, A. J.; Hegna, C. C.; Callen, J. D. [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1609 (United States)

2007-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

390

Self-sputtering far above the runaway threshold: an extraordinary metal ion generator  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

When self-sputtering is driven far above the runaway threshold voltage, energetic electrons are made available to produce"excess plasma" far from the magnetron target. Ionization balance considerations show that the secondary electrons deliver the necessary energy to the"remote" zone. Thereby, such a system can be an extraordinarily prolific generator of useable metal ions. Contrary to other known sources, the ion current to a substrate can exceed the discharge current. For gasless self-sputtering of copper, the useable ion current scales exponentially with the discharge voltage.

Andersson, Joakim; Anders, Andre

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

391

Final state interactions at the threshold of Higgs boson pair production  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the effect of final state interactions at the threshold of Higgs boson pair production in the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model. We consider three major processes of the pair production in the model: lepton pair annihilation, ZZ fusion, and WW fusion. We find that the corrections caused by the effect for these processes are markedly different. According to our results, the effect can cause non-negligible corrections to the cross sections for lepton pair annihilation and small corrections for ZZ fusion, and this effect is negligible for WW fusion.

Zhang, Zhentao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Mechanical fluctuations suppress the threshold of soft-glassy solids : the secular drift scenario  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We propose a dynamical mechanism leading to the fluidization of soft-glassy amorphous mate-rial driven below the yield-stress by external mechanical fluctuations. The model is based on the combination of memory effect and non-linearity, leading to an accumulation of tiny effects over a long-term. We test this scenario on a granular packing driven mechanically below the Coulomb threshold. We bring evidences for an effective viscous response directly related to small stress modulations in agreement with the theoretical prediction of a generic secular drift.

Adeline Pons; Axelle Amon; Thierry Darnige; Jérôme Crassous; Eric Clément

2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

393

QCD CORRECTIONS TO DILEPTON PRODUCTION NEAR PARTONIC THRESHOLD IN PP SCATTERING.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We present a recent study of the QCD corrections to dilepton production near partonic threshold in transversely polarized {bar p}p scattering, We analyze the role of the higher-order perturbative QCD corrections in terms of the available fixed-order contributions as well as of all-order soft-gluon resummations for the kinematical regime of proposed experiments at GSI-FAIR. We find that perturbative corrections are large for both unpolarized and polarized cross sections, but that the spin asymmetries are stable. The role of the far infrared region of the momentum integral in the resummed exponent and the effect of the NNLL resummation are briefly discussed.

SHIMIZU, H.; STERMAN, G.; VOGELSANG, W.; YOKOYA, H.

2005-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Added value of limited area model results Frauke Feser, Hans von Storch, Jrg Winterfeldt, and Matthias Zahn  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and Matthias Zahn Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht, Germany, Frauke

Zahn, Matthias

395

World Best Practice Energy Intensity Values for Selected Industrial Sectors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

world best practice energy intensity values for productionWorld best practice energy intensity values for productionWorld Best Practice Final Energy Intensity Values for Aluminium Production (

Worrell, Ernst; Price, Lynn; Neelis, Maarten; Galitsky, Christina; Zhou, Nan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

World Best Practice Energy Intensity Values for Selected Industrial Sectors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Best Practice Final Energy Intensity Values for Stand-AloneBest Practice Final Energy Intensity Values for Stand-AloneBest Practice Primary Energy Intensity Values for Stand-

Worrell, Ernst; Price, Lynn; Neelis, Maarten; Galitsky, Christina; Zhou, Nan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Features . . . Cover Crop Value to Cotton  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Features . . . Cotton Cover Crop Value to Cotton Cotton Price and Rotation 32:12 December 2008 #12;Cotton Price and Rotation Agronomy Notes Page 2 Cotton price has been low. Either peanut or soybean should be rotated with cotton, corn, or other grasses. However, with cotton

Watson, Craig A.

398

The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture Gregory Graff, Ryan Mortenson, Rebecca Goldbach, Dawn of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Office of Engagement Colorado by support from the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado State University Office of Engagement

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The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture Gregory Graff, Ryan Mortenson, Rebecca Goldbach, Dawn of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Office of Engagement Colorado the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado State University Office of Engagement. The authors

Stephens, Graeme L.

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LED Lighting Value and Opportunities CONFIDENTIAL  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LED Lighting ­ Value and Opportunities Paul Fini CREE SBTC CONFIDENTIAL #12;2 Copyright © 2013, Cree Inc. · By now, superior LED efficiency in any application, 10+ year reliability, and high light/yr #12;Copyright © 2013, Cree Inc. 4 LEDs in Various Applications · SSL: requirements vary widely

California at Davis, University of

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Slave Morality and the Revaluation of Values  

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________________________________ Professor Jack Bricke ________________________________ Assistant Professor Misty Schieberle Date Defended: July 6th 2011 ii The Dissertation Committee for Aaron Dopf certifies that this is the approved... version of the following dissertation: Slave Morality and the Revaluation of Values ________________________________ Chairperson Assistant Professor Scott Jenkins Date approved: July 6th 2011...

Dopf, Aaron Andrew

2011-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

402

Value of Demand Response: Quantities from Production Cost Modeling (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Demand response (DR) resources present a potentially important source of grid flexibility particularly on future systems with high penetrations of variable wind and solar power generation. However, managed loads in grid models are limited by data availability and modeling complexity. This presentation focuses on the value of co-optimized DR resources to provide energy and ancillary services in a production cost model. There are significant variations in the availabilities of different types of DR resources, which affect both the operational savings as well as the revenue for each DR resource. The results presented include the system-wide avoided fuel and generator start-up costs as well as the composite revenue for each DR resource by energy and operating reserves. In addition, the revenue is characterized by the capacity, energy, and units of DR enabled.

Hummon, M.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frequency dependence of thresholds for ultrasonic production of thermal lesions in tissue  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The ultrasonic intensity threshold for producing lesions in mammalian brain tissue is not a strong function of frequency (over the range of 1–10 MHz) for exposures longer than 1 sec. A model is presented to explain this apparent lack of frequency dependence. It is assumed that the maximum temperature developed in the lesion volume for a given pulse duration is determined (1) by the absorption coefficient of that tissue and (2) by the distribution of the acoustic intensity over the treated volume (sharpness of the beam). The former is observed experimentally to be nearly linearly dependent upon frequency in the range 1–10 MHz and the latter for a good lens is related inversely to frequency. Temperature calculations which account for heat loss by diffusion as well as the frequency dependence for the beam geometry and the absorption coefficient are presented. These lead to nearly frequency independent curves for threshold dosages beyond 1?sec exposure giving credence to the suggestion that thermal processes may be predominant for such exposures.

R. M. Lerner; E. L. Carstensen; F. Dunn

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study on reactor core failure thresholds to safety operation of LMFBR  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Japan Nuclear Safety Organization (JNES) has been developing the methodology and computer codes for applying level-1 PSA to LMFBR. Many of our efforts have been directed to the judging conditions of reactor core damage and the time allowed to initiate the accident management. Several candidates of the reactor core failure threshold were examined to a typical proto-type LMFBR with MOX fuel based on the plant thermal-hydraulic analyses to the actual progressions leading to the core damage. The results of the present study showed that the judging condition of coolant-boundary integrity failure, 750 degree-C of the boundary temperature, is enough as the threshold of core damage to PLOHS (protected loss-of-heat sink). High-temperature fuel cladding creep failure will not take place before the coolant-boundary reaches the judging temperature and sodium boiling will not occur due to the system pressure rise. In cases of ATWS (anticipated transient without scrum) the accident progression is so fast and the reactor core damage will be inevitable even a realistic negative reactivity insertion due to the temperature rise is considered. Only in the case of ULOHS (unprotected loss-of-heat sink) a relatively long time of 11 min will be allowed till the shut-down of the reactor before the core damage. (authors)

Kazuo, Haga; Hiroshi, Endo; Tomoko, Ishizu; Yoshihisa, Shindo [Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, Safety Analysis and Evaluation Division, Kamiya-cho MT Bldg., 4-3-20, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of K+K? pairs in proton-proton collisions below the ? meson threshold  

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The pp?ppK+K? reaction was measured below the ? threshold at a beam energy of 2.568 GeV using the COSY-ANKE magnetic spectrometer. By assuming that the four-body phase space is distorted only by the product of two-body final-state interactions, fits to a variety of one-dimensional distributions permit the evaluation of differential and total cross sections. The shapes of the distributions in the Kp and Kpp invariant masses are reproduced only if the K?p interaction is even stronger than that found at higher energy. The cusp effect in the K+K? distribution at the K0K{bar}0 threshold is much more clear and some evidence is also found for coupling between the K?p and K?0n channels. However, the energy dependence of the total cross section cannot be reproduced by considering only a simple product of such pairwise final-state interactions.

Ye, Q. J.; Hartmann, M.; Chiladze, D.; Dymov, S.; Dzyuba, A.; Gao, H.; Gebel, R.; Hejny, V.; Kacharava, A.; Lorentz, B.; Mchedlishvili, D.; Merzliakov, S.; Mielke, M.; Mikirtytchiants, S.; Ohm, H.; Papenbrock, M.; Polyanskiy, A.; Serdyuk, V.; Stein, H. J.; Ströher, H.; Trusov, S.; Valdau, Yu.; Wilkin, C.; Wüstner, P.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A precision measurement of the $p$($e,e^\\prime p\\,$)$?^0$ reaction at threshold  

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New results are reported from a measurement of $\\pi^0$ electroproduction near threshold using the $p(e,e^{\\prime} p)\\pi^0$ reaction. The experiment was designed to determine precisely the energy dependence of $s-$ and $p-$wave electromagnetic multipoles as a stringent test of the predictions of Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT). The data were taken with an electron beam energy of 1192 MeV using a two-spectrometer setup in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. For the first time, complete coverage of the $\\phi^*_{\\pi}$ and $\\theta^*_{\\pi}$ angles in the $p \\pi^0$ center-of-mass was obtained for invariant energies above threshold from 0.5 MeV up to 15 MeV. The 4-momentum transfer $Q^2$ coverage ranges from 0.05 to 0.155 (GeV/c)$^2$ in fine steps. A simple phenomenological analysis of our data shows strong disagreement with $p-$wave predictions from ChPT for $Q^2>0.07$ (GeV/c)$^2$, while the $s-$wave predictions are in reasonable agreement.

K. Chirapatpimol; M. H. Shabestari; R. A. Lindgren; L. C. Smith; J. R. M. Annand; D. W. Higinbotham; B. Moffit; V. Nelyubin; B. E. Norum; K. Allada; K. Aniol; K. Ardashev; D. S. Armstrong; R. A. Arndt; F. Benmokhtar; A. M. Bernstein; W. Bertozzi; W. J. Briscoe; L. Bimbot; A. Camsonne; J. -P. Chen; S. Choi; E. Chudakov; E. Cisbani; F. Cusanno; M. M. Dalton; C. Dutta; K. Egiyan; C. Fernandez-Ramirez; R. Feuerbach; K. G. Fissum; S. Frullani; F. Garibaldi; O. Gayou; R. Gilman; S. Gilad; J. Goity; J. Gomez; B. Hahn; D. Hamilton; J. -O. Hansen; J. Huang; R. Igarashi; D. Ireland; C. W. de Jager; X. Jin; X. Jiang; T. Jinasundera; J. Kellie; C. E. Keppel; N. Kolb; J. LeRose; N. Liyanage; K. Livingston; D. McNulty; L. Mercado; R. Michaels; M. Mihovilovic; S. Qian; X. Qian; S. Mailyan; V. Mamyan; S. Marrone; P. Monaghan; S. Nanda; C. F. Perdrisat; E. Piasetzky; D. Protopopescu; V. Punjabi; Y. Qiang; I. A. Rachek; A. Rakhman; G. Ron; G. Rosner; A. Saha; B. Sawatzky; A. Shahinyan; S. Sirca; N. Sparveris; R. R. Subedi; R. Suleiman; I. Strakovsky; V. Sulkosky; J. Moinelo; H. Voskanyan; K. Wang; Y. Wang; J. Watson; D. Watts; B. Wojtsekhowski; R. L. Workman; H. Yao; X. Zhan; Y. Zhang

2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

407

Logic gates at the surface code threshold: Superconducting qubits poised for fault-tolerant quantum computing  

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A quantum computer can solve hard problems - such as prime factoring, database searching, and quantum simulation - at the cost of needing to protect fragile quantum states from error. Quantum error correction provides this protection, by distributing a logical state among many physical qubits via quantum entanglement. Superconductivity is an appealing platform, as it allows for constructing large quantum circuits, and is compatible with microfabrication. For superconducting qubits the surface code is a natural choice for error correction, as it uses only nearest-neighbour coupling and rapidly-cycled entangling gates. The gate fidelity requirements are modest: The per-step fidelity threshold is only about 99%. Here, we demonstrate a universal set of logic gates in a superconducting multi-qubit processor, achieving an average single-qubit gate fidelity of 99.92% and a two-qubit gate fidelity up to 99.4%. This places Josephson quantum computing at the fault-tolerant threshold for surface code error correction. Our quantum processor is a first step towards the surface code, using five qubits arranged in a linear array with nearest-neighbour coupling. As a further demonstration, we construct a five-qubit Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) state using the complete circuit and full set of gates. The results demonstrate that Josephson quantum computing is a high-fidelity technology, with a clear path to scaling up to large-scale, fault-tolerant quantum circuits.

R. Barends; J. Kelly; A. Megrant; A. Veitia; D. Sank; E. Jeffrey; T. C. White; J. Mutus; A. G. Fowler; B. Campbell; Y. Chen; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; C. Neill; P. O`Malley; P. Roushan; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; A. N. Korotkov; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

408

Effects of temporal correlations on cascades: Threshold models on temporal networks  

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A person's decision to adopt an idea or product is often driven by the decisions of peers, mediated through a network of social ties. A common way of modeling adoption dynamics is to use threshold models, where a node may become an adopter given a high enough rate of contacts with adopted neighbors. We study the dynamics of threshold models that take both the network topology and the timings of contacts into account, using empirical contact sequences as substrates. The models are designed such that adoption is driven by the number of contacts with different adopted neighbors within a chosen time. We find that while some networks support cascades leading to network-level adoption, some do not: the propagation of adoption depends on several factors from the frequency of contacts to burstiness and timing correlations of contact sequences. More specifically, burstiness is seen to suppress cascade sizes when compared to randomized contact timings, while timing correlations between contacts on adjacent links facilitate cascades.

Ville-Pekka Backlund; Jari Saramäki; Raj Kumar Pan

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

409

An evaluation of crack front effect on threshold and crack propagation  

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That a through-thickness crack may exhibit over the entire fatigue crack propagation (FCP) regime morphological variations such as curvature, deviation and deflection appears to be very common. This effect is hereafter referred to as the crack front effect (CFE). It includes the practical consequence that when CFE occurs, local crack length, and hence the surface and the through-thickness data derived, tend to differ. Apparently, the difference should not be significant a least for thin specimens, for which data acquisition on one face suffices, and therefore, problems resulting from CFE can be neglected in certain cases. The authors became involved in the CFE problem while studying hysteresis effects in the threshold regime, particularly when post-threshold non-propagation was observed on the surface. In brief, the specimens had a section thickness of 4mm, i.e., relatively thin (B/W = 0.066), and according to the ASIM test recommendations the surface data should have been accurate. The major questions which arose were, however, whether surface and through-thickness effects are comparable, and how reliable surface observations are. Pure copper was chosen as the material since it exhibits a mixed mode fracture path, and thus should be inherently prone to yield CFE.

Vaidya, W.V.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mirant: Ambient 24 Hour SO2 Values: Model vs Monitor | Department of Energy  

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Mirant: Ambient 24 Hour SO2 Values: Model vs Monitor Mirant: Ambient 24 Hour SO2 Values: Model vs Monitor Mirant: Ambient 24 Hour SO2 Values: Model vs Monitor Docket No. EO-05-01: Mirant: Ambient 24 Hour SO2 Values: Model vs Monitor, March 2002 to November 2004, showing the model overprediction Mirant: Ambient 24 Hour SO2 Values: Model vs Monitor More Documents & Publications Comments on Department of Energy's Emergency Order To Resume Limited Operation at Mirant's Potomac River Generating Station and Proposed Mirant Compliance Plan Answer of Potomac Electric Power Company and PJM lnterconnection, L.L.C. to the October 6, 2005 motion filed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Special Environmental Analysis For Actions Taken under U.S. Department of Energy Emergency Orders Regarding Operation of the Potomac River Generating

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Definition: Fault Current Limiter | Open Energy Information  

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Limiter Limiter Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Fault Current Limiter A fault current limiter prevents current in an electrical circuit from exceeding a predetermined level by increasing the electrical impedance of that circuit before the current through the circuit exceeds that level. Fault current limiters are designed so as to minimize the impedance of the circuit under normal conditions to reduce losses, but increase the impedance of the circuit under fault conditions to limit fault current.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A Fault Current Limiter (FCL) is a device which limits the prospective fault current when a fault occurs (e.g. in a power transmission network). The term includes superconducting devices and non-superconducting devices, however some of the more simple non-superconducting devices (such

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Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Ambuja Cements Limited Ambuja Cements Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited Place Mumbai, India Zip 400 021 Sector Biomass Product Indian cement company. the company installed a 24MW biomass based captive electric generating stations that will provide electricity to Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limitedâ€(tm)s (“GACL”) facility in Ropar, Punjab. References Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited is a company located in Mumbai, India . References ↑ "Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Gujarat_Ambuja_Cements_Limited&oldid=346290

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Definition: Fault Current Limiting | Open Energy Information  

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Limiting Limiting Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Fault Current Limiting Fault current limiting can be achieved through sensors, communications, information processing, and actuators that allow the utility to use a higher degree of network coordination to reconfigure the system to prevent fault currents from exceeding damaging levels. Fault current limiting can also be achieved through the implementation of special stand alone devices known as Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) which act to automatically limit high through currents that occur during faults.[1] Related Terms fault, fault current limiter References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' Temp LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. late:ISGANAttributionsmart grid,smart grid,smart grid,smart grid,

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DENSITY LIMITS IN TOROIDAL PLASMAS MARTIN GREENWALD  

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(RFP) ---- Spheromaks and FRCs · Physics basis for density limit ---- Neutrals ---- Radiation models as fast terminations · Spheromak and FRC don't have density limit data operation at "optimized" density

Greenwald, Martin

415

Limited Liability Companies and Corporate Business Structures  

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This publication describes limited liability companies and corporate forms of business organization, including S-Corporations and C-Corporations....

Thompson, Bill; Polk, Wade; Hayenga, Wayne

2009-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

416

The Rebate Value Process with Some Applications  

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)+Z?dNu ) , (1.3) where c ? 0 is a constant, IT (u) = 1{T?u} is the maturity indicator, Nu = 1{??u} is the default indicator, and Z? ? G? is a non-negative random variable. Let Xt be the value at time t of the contract entitling the holder to {Cu}u?t . We assume... that the price Xt under the risk-neutral measure P is given by Xt = 1 Dt E {ˆ [t,T ] DudCu ? ? ? ? ? Gt } , (1.4) and that E |Xt |< ?, (1.5) for all t ? 0. By (1.4), we adopt the convention that the price of an asset at t includes the value of any cash-flow at t...

Welch, Nathan M.

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM KAZR-ARSCL Value Added Product  

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The Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (KAZRs) have replaced the long-serving Millimeter Cloud Radars, or MMCRs. Accordingly, the primary MMCR Value Added Product (VAP), the Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product, is being replaced by a KAZR-based version, the KAZR-ARSCL VAP. KAZR-ARSCL provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments.

Michael Jensen

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

418

Producing and Marketing High-Value Calves  

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carcasses. Oklahoma State University (Smith et al., 2000) and University of Arkansas (Troxel et al., 2001) researchers conducted livestock market surveys to determine factors that affect value in feeder cattle. Their data indicate that small... cattle that will produce calves with adequate muscling. Body condition. The Oklahoma study found that thin cattle received discounts of $9 to $10 per cwt when compared to cattle of average condition, and that fat cattle received discounts of $6...

Cleere, Jason; Boleman, Larry L.

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

419

Two Essays on the Value of Cash  

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of the other scenarios considered so far. When the firm invests, investors are concerned that some portion of the investments are undertaken for the wrong reasons, i.e., to provide private benefits for management. Thus at best, investing results in no change... retirements do not affect 15 firm value. Finally, equity payouts demonstrate the willingness of management to relinquish control of some assets and pay them out to shareholders instead of using them for private benefits. This may cause investors to revise...

Tippens, Timothy

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

420

How Do Patents Shape Global Value Chains? International and Domestic Patenting and Value-Added Trade  

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an important role in the global economy through its impact on technology diffusion, knowledge transfer they critically shape technology transfer. Coe and Helpman (1995) demonstrate the important effects of foreign R1 How Do Patents Shape Global Value Chains? International and Domestic Patenting and Value

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

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421

LIMITING ABSORPTION PRINCIPLE FOR SINGULARLY PERTURBED OPERATORS  

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LIMITING ABSORPTION PRINCIPLE FOR SINGULARLY PERTURBED OPERATORS WALTER RENGER Abstract. Given an operator H 1 for which a limiting absorption principle holds, we study operators H 2 which are produced that (except for possibly a discrete set of eigenvalues) a limiting absorption principle holds for H 2 . We

422

Developing Louisiana's Forest Products Industry: Adding Value for the Future  

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of a manufacturingThe increased value at each stage of a manufacturing assembly processassembly process Those and necessaryimportant and necessary Addition of net economic valueAddition of net economic value Value can be added through manufacturing orValue can be added through manufacturing or marketingmarketing Why Add Value

423

Coupled hydrological and biogeochemical dynamics in high elevation meadows: thresholds, resiliency and change  

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Education, in press Exceedance of historic limit of dryness triggers hydrological tipping point in high elevation peatlands In preparation CONFERENCE POSTER

Arnold, Chelsea Lynn

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Trust Enterprises Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Enterprises Limited Enterprises Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Carbon Trust Enterprises Limited Place London, United Kingdom Zip WC2A 2AZ Sector Carbon Product Carbon Trust Enterprises creates and invests in new, high growth, carbon reducing businesses. Typically the company focuses on use of mature technologies rather than on technology innovations. References Carbon Trust Enterprises Limited[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Carbon Trust Enterprises Limited is a company located in London, United Kingdom . References ↑ "Carbon Trust Enterprises Limited" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Carbon_Trust_Enterprises_Limited&oldid=343250"

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Bharat Electronics Limited BEL | Open Energy Information  

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Limited BEL Limited BEL Jump to: navigation, search Name Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Place Bangalore, India Zip 560015 Sector Solar Product Major supplier of products and turnkey systems with expertise in solar products and systems, defence communication, radars & sensors, telecommunication, broadcasting equipments, e-governance networks and other components. References Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is a company located in Bangalore, India . References ↑ "Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Bharat_Electronics_Limited_BEL&oldid=342709

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Difference Thresholds for Timbre Related to Amplitude Spectra of Complex Sounds  

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: Demonstration and Data Collection Programs 206 iv LIST OF TABLES Table Page 1. Amplitude Values for Pilot Study #1 99 2. Amplitude Values for Pilot Study #2 101 3. Amplitude Values for Pilot Study #3. 102 4. Amplitude Values for Pilot Study #4 104 5... as input variables; the output is the recorded behavior of the system. These important questions are: 1. What general types of energy is the system capable of receiving? 2. For a given type of energy, what is the least amount of energy required...

Kendall, Roger A.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Incremental update of approximations in dominance-based rough sets approach under the variation of attribute values  

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Abstract Dominance-based Rough Sets Approach (DRSA) has received much attention since it is able to acquire knowledge from information with preference ordered attribute domains and decision classes. In many real-life applications, the information systems may evolve over time dynamically. In a dynamic information system, the obtained knowledge, e.g., approximations in DRSA, need to be updated for decision making and other related tasks. As a useful technique, the incremental update can be applied to process dynamic information with revising the obtained knowledge. In this paper, we propose an incremental approach for maintaining approximations of DRSA when attribute values vary over time. Some numerical examples illustrate that the incremental approach can renew approximations of DRSA without beginning from scratch. Experimental evaluations show that the incremental algorithm can effectively reduce the computational time in comparison with the non-incremental one when the ratio of the attribute values varied is less than a threshold.

Shaoyong Li; Tianrui Li

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Impact of contaminates on the laser damage threshold of 1w HR coatings  

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In operational laser systems, it is often difficult to keep optical components completely free of foreign material. We have investigated the performance of high damage threshold 1.053 {micro}m high reflectors in the presence of surface contaminants. We have looked at the impact of stainless steel, aluminum, Azurlite{reg_sign}, dust, cotton fibers and polyester fibers on the performance of the mirrors under laser irradiation. The first four contaminants were deposited in sizes ranging from 30 microns to 150 microns. The fibers included lengths ranging to several millimeters. The testing was done at either a single fluence in the range of 6 J/cm{sup 2} to 24 J/cm{sup 2}, or a ramped sequence of shots starting at 1 J/cm{sup 2}. We will present data showing the onset of damage, the type of damage, and the propensity to damage growth in the fluence range studied.

Norton, M A; Stolz, C J; Donohue, E; Hollingsworth, W G; Listiyo, K; Pryatel, J A; Hackel, R P

2005-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

429

Modeling of damage generation mechanisms in silicon at energies below the displacement threshold  

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We have used molecular dynamics simulation techniques to study the generation of damage in Si within the low-energy deposition regime. We have demonstrated that energy transfers below the displacement threshold can produce a significant amount of damage, usually neglected in traditional radiation damage calculations. The formation of amorphous pockets agrees with the thermal spike concept of local melting. However, we have found that the order-disorder transition is not instantaneous, but it requires some time to reach the appropriate kinetic-potential energy redistribution for melting. The competition between the rate of this energy redistribution and the energy diffusion to the surrounding atoms determines the amount of damage generated by a given deposited energy. Our findings explain the diverse damage morphology produced by ions of different masses.

Iván Santos; Luis A. Marqués; Lourdes Pelaz

2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

430

Low dimensional model of heart rhythm dynamics as a tool for diagnosing the anaerobic threshold  

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We report preliminary results on describing the dependence of the heart rhythm variability on the stress level by using qualitative, low dimensional models. The reconstruction of macroscopic heart models yielding cardio cycles (RR-intervals) duration was based on actual clinical data. Our results show that the coefficients of the low dimensional models are sensitive to metabolic changes. In particular, at the transition between aerobic and aerobic-anaerobic metabolism, there are pronounced extrema in the functional dependence of the coefficients on the stress level. This strong sensitivity can be used to design an easy indirect method for determining the anaerobic threshold. This method could replace costly and invasive traditional methods such as gas analysis and blood tests. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Anosov, O.L. [Institute of Physiology, Charite Humboldt-University at Berlin, Berlin, D-10117 (Germany)] [Regional. Cardio Center, Vladimir, (Russia); Butkovskii, O.Y. [Vladimir State Technical University, 87, Gorki St., Vladimir, 600026 (Russia); Kadtke, J. [Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Science University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0360 (United States); Kravtsov, Y.A. [Space Research Institute of RAS, 84/32 Profsoyuznaja St., Moscow, 117810 (Russia); Protopopescu, V. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6364 (United States)

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Dynamics of strangeness production in heavy-ion collisions near threshold energies  

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Within the framework of the improved isospin dependent quantum molecular dynamics (ImIQMD) model, the dynamics of strangeness (K$^{0,+}$, $\\Lambda$ and $\\Sigma^{-,0,+}$) production in heavy-ion collisions near threshold energies is investigated systematically, in which the strange particles are considered to be mainly produced by the inelastic collisions of baryon-baryon and pion-baryon. The collisions in the region of supra-saturation densities of the dense baryonic matter formed in heavy-ion collisions dominate the yields of strangeness production. The total multiplicities as functions of incident energies and collision centralities are calculated with the Skyrme parameter SLy6. The excitation function of strangeness production is analyzed and also compared with the KaoS data for the K$^{+}$ production in the reactions $^{12}$C+$^{12}$C and $^{197}$Au+$^{197}$Au.

Zhao-Qing Feng; Gen-Ming Jin

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the generalized form factors near threshold via ?*p ? n?+ at high Q2  

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We report the first extraction of the pion-nucleon multipoles near the production threshold for the n?+ channel at relatively high momentum transfer (Q2 up to 4.2 GeV2). The dominance of the s-wave transverse multipole (E0+), expected in this region, allowed us to access the generalized form factor G1 within the light-cone sum rule (LCSR) framework as well as the axial form factor GA. The data analyzed in this work were collected by the nearly 4? CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) using a 5.754-GeV electron beam on a proton target. The differential cross section and the ?-N multipole E0+/GD were measured using two different methods, the LCSR and a direct multipole fit. The results from the two methods are found to be consistent and almost Q2 independent.

Park, K; Adhikari, K P; Adikaram, D; Anghinolfi, M; Baghdasaryan, H; Ball, J; Battaglieri, M; Batourine, V; Bedlinskiy, I; Bennett, R P; Biselli, A S; Bookwalter, C; Boiarinov, S; Branford, D; Briscoe, W J; Brooks, W K; Burkert, V D; Carman, D S; Celentano, A; Chandavar, S; Charles, G; Cole, P L; Contalbrigo, M; Crede, V; D'Angelo, A; Daniel, A; Dashyan, N; De Vita, R; De Sanctis, E; Deur, A; Djalali, C; Doughty, D; Dupre, R; El Alaoui, A; El Fassi, L; Euginio, P; Fedotov, G; Fradi, A; Gabrielyan, M Y; Gevorgyan, N; Gilfoyle, G P; Giovanetti, K L; Girod, F X; Goetz, J T; Gohn, W; Golovatch, E; Graham, L; Griffioen, K A; Guidal, M; Guo, L; Hafidi, K; Hakobyan, H; Hanretty, C; Heddle, D; Hicks, K; Holtrop, M; Ilieva, Y; Ireland, D G; Ishkhanov, B S; Isupov, E L; Jenkins, D; Jo, H S; Joo, K; Khandaker, M; Khertarpal, P; Kim, A; Kim, W; Klein, F J; Kubarovsky, A; Kubarovsky, V; Kuhn, S E; Kuleshov, S V; Kvaltine, N D; Livingston, K; Lu, H Y; MacGregor, J D; Markov, N; Mayer, M; McKinnon, B; Mestayer, M D; Meyer, C A; Mineeva, T; Mirazita, M; Mokeev, V; Moutarde, H; Munevar, E; Nadel-Turonski, P; Nasseripour, R; Niccolai, S; Niculescu, G; Niculescu, I; Osipenko, M; Ostrovidov, A I; Paolone, M; Pappalardo, L; Paremuzyan, R; Park, S; Anefalos Pereira, S; Phelps, E; Pisano, S; Pogorelko, O; Pozdniakov, S; Price, J W; Procureur, S; Prok, Y; Ricco, G; Rimal, D; Ripani, M; Ritchie, B G; Rosner, G; Rossi, P; Sabati ee, F; Saini, M S; Salgado, C; Schott, D; Schumacher, R A; Seraydaryan, H; Sharabian, Y G; Smith, E S; Smith, G D; Sober, D I; Sokhan, D; Stepanyan, S S; Stepanyan, S; Stoler, P; Strakovsky, I I; Strauch, S; Taiuti, M; Tang, W; Taylor, C E; Tian, Y; Tkachenko, S; Trivedi, A; Ungaro, M; Vernarsky, B; Vlassov, A V; Voutier, E; Watts, D P; Weygand, D P; Wood, M H; Zachariou, N; Zhao, B; Zhao, Z W

2012-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold hyperon production in proton-proton collisions at COSY-11  

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The Sigma+ hyperon production was measured at the COSY-11 spectrometer via the p p --> n K+ Sigma+ reaction at excess energies of Q = 13 MeV and Q = 60 MeV. These measurements continue systematic hyperon production studies via the p p --> p K+ Lambda/Sigma0 reactions where a strong decrease of the cross section ratio close-to-threshold was observed. In order to verify models developed for the description of the Lambda and Sigma0 production we have performed the measurement on the Sigma+ hyperon and found unexpectedly that the total cross section is by more than one order of magnitude larger than predicted by all anticipated models. After the reconstruction of the kaon and neutron four momenta, the Sigma+ is identified via the missing mass technique. Details of the method and the measurement will be given and discussed in view of theoretical models.

Rozek, T; Budzanowski, A; Czyzykiewicz, R; Grzonka, D; Janusz, M; Jarczyk, L; Kamys, B; Khoukaz, A; Kilian, K; Klaja, P; Kowina, P; Moskal, P; Oelert, W; Piskor-Ignatowicz, C; Przerwa, J; Ritman, J; Sefzick, T; Siemaszko, M; Smyrski, J; Täschner, A; Winter, P; Wolke, M; Wüstner, P; Zhang, Z; Zipper, W

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective temperature of an ultracold electron source based on near-threshold photoionization  

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Abstract We present a detailed description of measurements of the effective temperature of a pulsed electron source, based on near-threshold photoionization of laser-cooled atoms. The temperature is determined by electron beam waist scans, source size measurements with ion beams, and analysis with an accurate beam line model. Experimental data is presented for the source temperature as a function of the wavelength of the photoionization laser, for both nanosecond and femtosecond ionization pulses. For the nanosecond laser, temperatures as low as 14±3 K were found; for femtosecond photoionization, 30±5 K is possible. With a typical source size of 25 ? m , this results in electron bunches with a relative transverse coherence length in the 10?4 range and an emittance of a few nm rad.

W.J. Engelen; E.P. Smakman; D.J. Bakker; O.J. Luiten; E.J.D. Vredenbregt

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep sub-threshold $?$ and $?$ production in nuclear collisions with the UrQMD transport model  

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We present results on deep sub threshold hyperon production in nuclear collisions, with the UrQMD transport model. Introducing anti-kaon+baryon and hyperon+hyperon strangeness exchange reactions we obtain a good description of experimental data on single strange hadron production in Ar+KCl reactions at $E_{lab}=1.76$ A GeV. We find that the hyperon strangeness exchange is the dominant process contributing to the $\\Xi^-$ yield, however remains short of explaining the $\\Xi^-/\\Lambda$ ratio measured with the HADES experiment. We also discuss possible reasons for the discrepancy with previous studies and the experimental results, finding that many details of the transport simulation may have significant effects on the final $\\Xi^-$ yield.

G. Graef; J. Steinheimer; Feng Li; Marcus Bleicher

2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

436

Unit Conversion Factors Quantity Equivalent Values  

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Unit Conversion Factors Quantity Equivalent Values Mass 1 kg = 1000 g = 0.001 metric ton = 2.921 inHg at 0 C Energy 1 J = 1 N·m = 107 ergs = 107 dyne·cm = 2.778�10-7 kW·h 1 J = 0.23901 cal = 0·R 10.73 psia·ft3 lbmol·R 62.36 liter·torr mol·K 0.7302 ft3·atm lbmol·R Temperature Conversions: T

Ashurst, W. Robert

437

Observed Minimum Illuminance Threshold for Night Market Vendors in Kenya who use LED Lamps  

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Creation of light for work, socializing, and general illumination is a fundamental application of technology around the world. For those who lack access to electricity, an emerging and diverse range of LED based lighting products hold promise for replacing and/or augmenting their current fuel-based lighting sources that are costly and dirty. Along with analysis of environmental factors, economic models for total cost-ofownership of LED lighting products are an important tool for studying the impacts of these products as they emerge in markets of developing countries. One important metric in those models is the minimum illuminance demanded by end-users for a given task before recharging the lamp or replacing batteries. It impacts the lighting service cost per unit time if charging is done with purchased electricity, batteries, or charging services. The concept is illustrated in figure 1: LED lighting products are generally brightest immediately after the battery is charged or replaced and the illuminance degrades as the battery is discharged. When a minimum threshold level of illuminance is reached, the operational time for the battery charge cycle is over. The cost to recharge depends on the method utilized; these include charging at a shop at a fixed price per charge, charging on personal grid connections, using solar chargers, and purchasing dry cell batteries. This Research Note reports on the observed"charge-triggering" illuminance level threshold for night market vendors who use LED lighting products to provide general and task oriented illumination. All the study participants charged with AC power, either at a fixed-price charge shop or with electricity at their home.

Johnstone, Peter; Jacobson, Arne; Mills, Evan; Radecsky, Kristen

2009-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

438

Quantum Trajectories based on the Weak Value  

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The notion of trajectory of an individual particle is strictly inhibited in quantum mechanics because of the uncertainty principle. Nonetheless, the weak value, which has been proposed as a novel and measurable quantity definable to any quantum observable, can offer a possible description of trajectory on account of its statistical nature of the value. In this paper, we explore the physical significance provided by this weak trajectory by considering various situations where interference takes place simultaneously with the observation of particles, that is, in prototypical quantum situations for which no classical treatment is available. These include the double slit experiment and Lloyd's mirror, where in the former case it is argued that the real part of the weak trajectory describes an average over the possible classical trajectories involved in the process, and that the imaginary part is related to the variation of interference. It is shown that this average interpretation of the weak trajectory holds universally under the complex probability defined from the given transition process. These features remain essentially unaltered in the case of Lloyd's mirror where interference occurs with a single slit.

Takuya Mori; Izumi Tsutsui

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

439

Political risk in fair market value estimates  

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Political risk arises from unstable governments, commercial establishments and infrastructure as well as labor unrest. All these factors vary from country to country and from time to time. Banks and insurance companies quantify these risks, but they are reluctant to divulge their opinions for fear of alienating possible customers that have been assigned a high risk. An investment in a fixed property such as an oil and gas lease, concession or other mineral interest is subject to political risk. No one will deny that money to be received several years in the future has a greater value today in a country with a stable government, stable tax regime, a sound economy and reliable labor force than in a Third World country where a revolution is brewing. Even in stable countries, the risk of tax law changes, exorbitant environmental production regulations and cleanup costs may vary. How do these factors affect fair market value and how are these calculations made? An important consideration discussed in this paper is the treatment of capital investments.

Gruy, H.J.; Hartsock, J.H.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Variable g value of transparent façade collectors  

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Transparent solar thermal collectors (TSTC) represent a new development. An adequate model is needed to predict their performance. This paper presents a collector model with an advanced calculation of the transmission of diffuse radiation and a connection to the building which allows analysis of the collector gains and of the g value, also called “solar factor”, “solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC)” or “total solar energy transmittance”. The model is implemented as a TRNSYS Type and a coupled simulation between a collector and a room is presented for different façade constructions. Façade areas with glazing and venetian blinds are simulated with a second new TRNSYS Type which introduces high modelling accuracy for façades with solar control systems. An HVAC system is presented together with a first estimate of possible reductions of primary energy. It indicates primary energy savings of about 30% by replacing opaque walls with transparent collectors. The g values prove to depend not only on the irradiation, but also on the operation of the solar collectors and vary e.g. between 0.04 and 0.21. Detailed modelling of active façades like TSTC is therefore essential for accurate predictions of the collector gain, the heating and cooling loads and the thermal comfort.

Christoph Maurer; Tilmann E. Kuhn

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Average values and dispersion (in parentheses)  

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Average values and dispersion (in parentheses) Average values and dispersion (in parentheses) Base-pair Parameters --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shear Stretch Stagger Buckle Propeller Opening 3DNA A 0.01(0.23) -0.18(0.10) 0.02(0.25) -0.13(7.77) -11.79(4.14) 0.57(2.80) B 0.00(0.21) -0.15(0.12) 0.09(0.19) 0.53(6.74) -11.35(5.26) 0.63(3.05) CEHS A 0.01(0.23) -0.18(0.10) 0.02(0.25) -0.13(7.75) -11.82(4.14) 0.56(2.78) B 0.00(0.21) -0.14(0.12) 0.09(0.19) 0.53(6.73) -11.37(5.27) 0.62(3.03) CompDNA A 0.01(0.23) -0.18(0.10) 0.02(0.25) -0.12(7.70) -11.81(4.14) 0.56(2.79) B 0.00(0.21) -0.15(0.12) 0.09(0.19) 0.53(6.70) -11.37(5.26) 0.62(3.03) Curves A 0.01(0.23) -0.18(0.10) 0.02(0.25) -0.13(7.85) -11.76(4.12) 0.57(2.80)

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Testing the potential and limitations of seismic data  

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I describe the advantage of using singular value decomposition as a diagnostic tool for exploring the potential and limitations of seismic data. Using stellar models coupled with the expected errors in seismic and complementary data we can predict the precision in the stellar parameters. This in turn allows us to quantify if and to what extent we can distinguish between various descriptions of the interior physical processes. This method can be applied to a wide range of astrophysical problems, and here I present one such example which shows that the convective core overshoot parameter can be constrained with one identified mode if the pulsating component is in an eclipsing binary system.

Orlagh L. Creevey

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

443

Modified Chebyshev-Picard Iteration Methods for Solution of Initial Value and Boundary Value Problems  

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of y (final value problem) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 32 Integration errors of y? (final value problem) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 33 Integration errors of y (y(-1) and y(1)) are known) . . . . . . . . . . 72 34 Integration errors of y? (y(-1...) and y(1) are known) . . . . . . . . . . . 72 35 Integration errors of y (y?(?1) and y?(1) are known) . . . . . . . . . . 73 36 Integration errors of y? (y?(?1) and y?(1) are known) . . . . . . . . . . 74 37 Integration errors of y (y(-1) and yd(1...

Bai, Xiaoli

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

444

Optimal threshold probability in undiscounted Markov decision processes with a target set  

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We consider risk minimizing problems in undiscounted Markov decisions processes with a target set. We formulate the problem as an infinite horizon case with a recurrent class. We show that an optimal value function is a unique solution to an optimality ... Keywords: Existence of optimal policy, Markov decision process, Minimizing risk model, Policy improvement method, Value iteration

Yoshio Ohtsubo

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold-Resummed Cross Section for the Drell-Yan Process in Pion-Nucleon Collisions at COMPASS  

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We present a study of the Drell-Yan process in pion-proton collisions including next-to-leading-logarithmic threshold-resummed contributions. We analyze rapidity-integrated as well as rapidity-differential cross sections in the kinematic regime relevant for the COMPASS fixed target experiment. We find that resummation leads to a significant enhancement of the cross section compared to fixed-order calculations in this regime. Particularly large corrections arise at large forward and backward rapidities of the lepton pair. We also study the scale dependence of the cross section and find it to be substantially reduced by threshold resummation.

Matthias Aicher; Andreas Schäfer; Werner Vogelsang

2011-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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EU Energy Wind Limited | Open Energy Information  

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energy Product: The company will be concentrating initially on bringing an innovative composite wind tower to market. References: EU Energy (Wind) Limited1 This article is a...

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Power Projects Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Power Projects Limited Address: PO Box 25456 Panama Street Place: Wellington Zip: 6146 Region: New Zealand Sector: Marine and Hydrokinetic Year Founded: 2001 Website: http:...

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Unionmet Singapore Limited | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search Name: Unionmet (Singapore) Limited Place: Singapore Zip: 68805 Product: A manufacturer and recycler of indium - a raw material for CIGS PV and also for most transparent...

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Aerosol Best Estimate Value-Added Product  

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The objective of the Aerosol Best Estimate (AEROSOLBE) value-added product (VAP) is to provide vertical profiles of aerosol extinction, single scatter albedo, asymmetry parameter, and Angstroem exponents for the atmospheric column above the Central Facility at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. We expect that AEROSOLBE will provide nearly continuous estimates of aerosol optical properties under a range of conditions (clear, broken clouds, overcast clouds, etc.). The primary requirement of this VAP was to provide an aerosol data set as continuous as possible in both time and height for the Broadband Heating Rate Profile (BBHRP) VAP in order to provide a structure for the comprehensive assessment of our ability to model atmospheric radiative transfer for all conditions. Even though BBHRP has been completed, AEROSOLBE results are very valuable for environmental, atmospheric, and climate research.

Flynn, C; Turner, D; Koontz, A; Chand, D; Sivaraman, C

2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Values and the quantum conception of man  

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Classical mechanics is based upon a mechanical picture of nature that is fundamentally incorrect. It has been replaced at the basic level by a radically different theory: quantum mechanics. This change entails an enormous shift in one`s basic conception of nature, one that can profoundly alter the scientific image of man himself. Self-image is the foundation of values, and the replacement of the mechanistic self-image derived from classical mechanics by one concordant with quantum mechanics may provide the foundation of a moral order better suited to today`s times, a self-image that endows human life with meaning, responsibility, and a deeper linkage to nature as a whole.

Stapp, H.P.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Examining Comparative Value Arguments, Capital Sentencing Evidence, and Legal Safeguards.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Comparative value arguments (CVA) suggest to jurors that a death sentence is appropriate because the victim’s value surpasses the defendant’s value. Jurors exposed to CVA… (more)

Small, Rachel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Managing unarticulated value : changeability in multi-attribute tradespace exploration  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A framework for creating value robust systems in the face of changing value perceptions during the architecture and design of systems is proposed. Both unarticulated value, that which is not explicitly communicated to ...

Ross, Adam Michael, 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Extreme Value Analysis and Ventures into Space and Time  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Extreme Value Analysis and Ventures into Space and Time 15 Center for Atmospheric Research Copyright NCAR 2013 #12;Extreme Value Analysis'arrive jamais" --Emil Gumbel Copyright NCAR 2013 Extreme Value Analysis #12;Copyright

Gilleland, Eric

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Oxygen and organic matter thresholds for benthic faunal activity on the Pakistan margin oxygen minimum zone (7001100 m)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Oxygen and organic matter thresholds for benthic faunal activity on the Pakistan margin oxygen increased animal activity associated with increasing bottom-water oxygen concentration. We examined faunal community responses to oxygen and organic matter gradients across the lower oxygen minimum zone (OMZ

Levin, Lisa

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Active tokamak limiters: Symmetrizing the edge plasma  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The surface layers of tokamak plasmas are strongly unstable to low-frequency oscillations. The limiter, by imposing a nonaxisymmetric state in the plasma scrape-off layer, may increase the free energy driving the instabilities. An active, two-faced sandwich limiter is proposed to symmetrize the scrape-off layer, thereby minimizing the mismatch between the inner and outer tokamak states.

R. W. Motley

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Classification procedure in limited angle tomography system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this work we propose the use of limited angle reconstruction algorithms combined with a procedure for defect detection and feature evaluation in three dimensions. The procedure consists of the following steps: acquisition of the X-ray projections, approximated limited angle 3D image reconstruction, and image preprocessing and classification.

Chlewicki, W.; Baniukiewicz, P.; Chady, T.; Brykalski, A. [Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Westpomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin (Poland)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The Newtonian limit at intermediate energies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the metric solutions for the gravitational equations in Modified Gravity Models (MGMs). In models with negative powers of the scalar curvature, we show that the Newtonian Limit (NL) is well defined as a limit at intermediate energies, in contrast with the usual low energy interpretation. Indeed, we show that the gravitational interaction is modified at low densities or low curvatures.

J. A. R. Cembranos

2005-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic imaging with limited-diffraction beams  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Limited-diffraction beams are a class of waves that may be localized in space and time. Theoretically, these beams are propagation invariant and can propagate to an infinite distance without spreading. In practice, when these beams are produced with wave sources of a finite aperture and energy, they have a very large depth of field, meaning that they can keep a small beam width over a large distance. Because of this property, limited-diffraction beams may have applications in various areas such as medical imaging and tissue characterization. In this paper, fundamentals of limited-diffraction beams are reviewed and the studies of these beams are put into a unified theoretical framework. Theory of limited-diffraction beams is further developed. New limited-diffraction solutions to Klein-Gordon Equation and Schrodinger Equation, as well as limited-diffraction solutions to these equations in confined spaces are obtained. The relationship between the transformation that converts any solutions to an (-1)-dimensional wave equation to limited-diffraction solutions of an -dimensional equation and the Lorentz transformation is clarified and extended. The transformation is also applied to the Klein-Gordon Equation. In addition, applications of limited-diffraction beams are summarized.

Jian-yu Lu

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

459

CARD No. 31 Application of Release Limits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of calculating the release limits. Section 194.31 specifies that release limits should be calculated based a likelihood of less than one chance in 1,000 of exceeding ten times the quantities calculated according, in particular, the waste unit factor depends solely on the TRU component of waste. Section 194.31 requires

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The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Investigation of Photovoltaic Cost Trends in California,”The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic ElectricityThe Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity

Borenstein, Severin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid: Final...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

research to Quantify the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid. This 3-year DOE study focused on defining value of hydropower assets in a changing electric grid....

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Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value of Co-Firing Biomass in Pulverized Coal Plants Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value of...

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Carbon Sequestration with Reforestations and Biodiversity-scenic Values  

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This paper presents an optimal control model to analyze reforestations with two different species, including commercial values, carbon sequestration and biodiversity or scenic values. We discuss ... of environmen...

Alejandro Caparrós; Emilio Cerdá; Paola Ovando…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bi-facial Truth: a Case for Generalized Truth Values  

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We explore a possibility of generalization of classical truth values by distinguishing between their ontological and ... framework. The outcome is four generalized classical truth values implemented by Cartesian ...

Dmitry Zaitsev; Yaroslav Shramko

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pumped Storage Hydropower (Detailed Analysis to Demonstrate Value...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Pumped Storage Hydropower (Detailed Analysis to Demonstrate Value)-Modeling and Analysis of Value of Advanced Pumped Storage Hydropower in the U.S. Pumped Storage Hydropower...

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Estimating the Value of Electricity Storage Resources in Electricity...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Estimating the Value of Electricity Storage Resources in Electricity Markets - EAC 2011 Estimating the Value of Electricity Storage Resources in Electricity Markets - EAC 2011 The...

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Undergraduate Program Time Limits and Work Schedules  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Time Limits and Work Schedules Time Limits and Work Schedules Undergraduate Program Time Limits and Work Schedules Point your career towards LANL: work with the best minds on the planet in an inclusive environment that is rich in intellectual vitality and opportunities for growth. Contact Student Programs (505) 665-8899 Email Time limits The length of participation in the undergraduate program is limited to a maximum of six years for students pursuing a bachelor's degree and three years for students pursuing an associate's degree. Work schedules Year-round students Students participating in some special undergraduate programs, post-baccalaureate appointments, post-master's appointments, and GRA students working on a thesis or dissertation are excluded from the 30-hour per week work restriction.

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Definition: Stability Limit | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Limit Limit Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Stability Limit The maximum power flow possible through some particular point in the system while maintaining stability in the entire system or the part of the system to which the stability limit refers.[1] Related Terms power, system, stability References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An in LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. line Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Stability_Limit&oldid=480505" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load)

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Limited English Proficiency | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Limited English Proficiency Limited English Proficiency Limited English Proficiency On August 11, 2000, President Clinton signed Executive Order 13166, "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency." The Executive Order requires federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, to examine the programs and services they provide, to determine whether there is a need for language assistance for persons with Limited English proficiency (LEP) related to their programs and services, and to develop and implement a system to provide language assistance to LEP persons (where necessary) to ensure they have meaningful access to their programs and services. The Executive Order also requires Federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, to provide guidance to recipients of

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Graduate Program Time Limits and Work Schedules  

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Time Limits and Work Schedules Time Limits and Work Schedules Graduate Program Time Limits and Work Schedules Point your career towards LANL: work with the best minds on the planet in an inclusive environment that is rich in intellectual vitality and opportunities for growth. Contact Student Programs (505) 665-8899 Email Time Limits The length of participation in the graduate program is limited as follows: With a bachelor's pursuing a master's degree: 4 years With a bachelor's pursuing a PhD: 7 years With a master's pursuing a second master's degree: 2 years With a master's pursuing a PhD: 4 years With a master's pursuing a master's and PhD in a new field: 6 years Students may remain in the GRA program for up to three months after receiving their PhD. Work schedules Year-round students Students participating in the MBA program, post-baccalaureate appointments,

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Antiproton Limits on Decaying Gravitino Dark Matter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We report on constraints on the lifetime of decaying gravitino dark matter in models with bilinear R-parity violation derived from observations of cosmic-ray antiprotons with the PAMELA experiment. Performing a scan over a viable set of cosmic-ray propagation parameters we find lower limits ranging from $8\\times 10^{28}$s to $6\\times 10^{28}$s for gravitino masses from roughly 100 GeV to 10 TeV. Comparing these limits to constraints derived from gamma-ray and neutrino observations we conclude that the presented antiproton limits are currently the strongest and most robust limits on the gravitino lifetime in the considered mass range. These constraints correspond to upper limits on the size of the bilinear R-parity breaking parameter in the range of $10^{-8}$ to $8\\times 10^{-13}$.

Grefe, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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4C Offshore Limited | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

4C Offshore Limited 4C Offshore Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name 4C Offshore Limited Place Suffolk, United Kingdom Country United Kingdom Product Project planning, consulting for offshore industries (wind, oil, gas) Year founded 2009 Company Type For Profit Company Ownership Private Small Business No Affiliated Companies 4C Offshore Limited Technology Offshore Wind Phone number +44 (0)1502 509260 Website http://www.4coffshore.com/ References 4C Offshore website[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. 4C Offshore Limited is a company based in Suffolk, United Kingdom. 4C Offshore is an independent marine consulting firm, that provides advice and consulting services in offshore development, particularly renewables and

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HANDLING MISSING ATTRIBUTE VALUES IN DECISION TABLES USING VALUED TOLERANCE APPROACH  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

using the lower and upper approximations. The set that separates the lower and the upper approximation is the boundary region for the rough set. The main advantage of rough set theory is that it does not require any additional information about data... by the algorithm (MLEM2 or valued tolerance) and computes the error rate. Two rule checkers are used namely, ?srch? and ?chkrul?. The rule checker ?srch? is used to convert the rules according to the LERS format since it does not handle missing attribute values...

Vasudevan, Supriya

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the Cause of Low Blister Threshold Temperatures in the RERTR-12 and AFIP-4 Experiments  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Blister–threshold testing of fuel plates is a standard method through which the safety margin for operation of plate-type in research and test reactors is assessed. The blister-threshold temperature is indicative of the ability of fuel to operate at high temperatures for short periods of time (transient conditions) without failure. This method of testing was applied to the newly developed U-Mo monolithic fuel system. Blister annealing studies on the U-Mo monolithic fuel plates began in 2007, with the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR)-6 experiment, and they have continued as the U-Mo fuel system has evolved through the research and development process. Blister anneal threshold temperatures from early irradiation experiments (RERTR-6 through RERTR-10) ranged from 400 to 500°C. These temperatures were projected to be acceptable for NRC-licensed research reactors and the high-power Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) based on current safety-analysis reports (SARs). Initial blister testing results from the RERTR-12 experiment capsules X1 and X2 showed a decrease in the blister-threshold temperatures. Blister threshold temperatures from this experiment ranged from 300 to 400°C. Selected plates from the AFIP-4 experiment, which was fabricated using a process similar to that used to fabricate the RERTR-12 experiment, also underwent blister testing to determine whether results would be similar. The measured blister-threshold temperatures from the AFIP-4 plates fell within the same blister-threshold temperature range measured in the RERTR-12 plates. Investigation of the cause of this decrease in bister threshold temperature is being conducted under the guidance of Idaho National Laboratory PLN-4155, “Analysis of Low Blister Threshold Temperatures in the RERTR-12 and AFIP-4 Experiments,” and is driven by hypotheses. The main focus of the investigation is in the following areas: 1. Fabrication variables 2. Pre-irradiation characterization 3. Irradiation conditions 4. Post-irradiation examination 5. Additional blister testing 6. Mechanical modeling This report documents the preliminary results of this investigation. Several hypotheses can be dismissed as a result of this investigation. Two primary categories of causes remain. The most prominent theory, supported by the data, is that low blister-threshold temperature is the result of mechanical energy imparted on the samples during the fabrication process (hot and cold rolling) without adequate post processing (annealing). The mechanisms are not clearly understood and require further investigation, but can be divided into two categories: • Residual Stress • Undesirable interaction boundary and/or U-Mo microstructure change A secondary theory that cannot be dismissed with the information that is currently available is that a change in the test conditions has resulted in a statistically significant downward shift of measured blister temperature. This report outlines the results of the forensic investigations conducted to date. The data and conclusions presented in this report are preliminary. Definitive cause and effect relationships will be established by future experimental programs.

Mitchell K Meyer

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Concentrating solar power (CSP) deployed with thermal energy storage (TES) provides a dispatchable source of renewable energy. The value of CSP with TES, as with other potential generation resources, needs to be established using traditional utility planning tools. Production cost models, which simulate the operation of grid, are often used to estimate the operational value of different generation mixes. CSP with TES has historically had limited analysis in commercial production simulations. This document describes the implementation of CSP with TES in a commercial production cost model. It also describes the simulation of grid operations with CSP in a test system consisting of two balancing areas located primarily in Colorado.

Denholm, P.; Hummon, M.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of High Value Cellulose from Tobacco  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Kentucky Rural Energy Supply Program was established in 2005 by a federal direct appropriation to benefit the citizens of the Commonwealth by creating a unified statewide consortium to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in Kentucky. The U.S. Department of Energy�s (DOE) Office of Biomass Programs initially funded the consortium in 2005 with a $2 million operational grant. The Kentucky Rural Energy Consortium (KREC) was formed at the outset of the program to advance energy efficiency and comprehensive research on biomass and bioenergy of importance to Kentucky agriculture, rural communities, and related industries. In recognition of the successful efforts of the program, KREC received an additional $1.96 million federal appropriation in 2008 for renewal of the DOE grant. From the beginning, KREC understood the value of providing a statewide forum for the discussion of Kentucky�s long term energy needs and economic development potential. The new funding allowed KREC to continue to serve as a clearinghouse and support new research and development and outreach programs for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Berson, R ERic; Dvaid, Keith; McGinley, W Mark; Meduri, Praveen; Clark, Ezra; Dayalan, Ethirajulu; Sumaneskera, Gamini; Donald Colliver, Mahendra Sunkara'

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Protecting high value assets in transit  

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This paper reports that one of the most daunting tasks facing a security manager is how to protect classified or high value assets such as nuclear materials in transit, especially when the shipment is to be handled by a commercial carrier. There are many opportunities for an adversary to gain access to cargo shipments en route, including situations in which the cargo must be held in storage for weeks or even months. Standard commercial alarm systems are not suitable for use in containers subject to vibration or high and low temperature extremes, or situations in which national assets might be used to gain surreptitious access to the container and to defeat the alarm system. A new alarm monitoring system has been developed to provide a secure auditing system for use in rail cars, Conex containers, and other transportable containers. The system, referred to as the PEL-100, electronically supervises intrusion detection sensors mounted on or within a container, and records all intrusion attempts in a secure, solid state memory storage device. The security archive can be withdrawn and reviewed after the container has completed its travels, and will provide a complete audit trail of intrusion attempts in transit. The PEL-100 includes one of the most comprehensive security tamper systems ever fielded, and is intended to operate reliably and securely in an environment subject to vibration, EMI/RFI emissions, electronic spoofing, and physical manipulation. The unit provides a clear and unambiguous indication of tampering and includes a comprehensive internal security system to detect insider tampering.

Tennefoss, M. (Stellar Systems, Inc. (US))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Verification of the Kruskal-Shafranov Stability Limit in Line-Tied Partial Toroidal Plasmas  

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The stability properties of partial toroidal flux ropes are studied in detail in the laboratory, motivated by ubiquitous arched magnetic structures found on the solar surface. The flux ropes studied here are magnetized arc discharges formed between two electrodes in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) [Yamada et al., Phys. Plasmas, 4, 1936 (1997)]. The three dimensional evolution of these flux ropes is monitored by a fast visible light framing camera, while their magnetic structure is measured by a variety of internal magnetic probes. The flux ropes are consistently observed to undergo large-scale oscillations as a result of an external kink instability. Using detailed scans of the plasma current, the guide field strength, and the length of the flux rope, we show that the threshold for kink stability is governed by the Kruskal-Shafranov limit for a flux rope that is held fixed at both ends (i.e., qa = 1).

E. Oz, C.E. Myers, M. Yamada, H. Ji, R.M.. Kulsrud and J. Xie

2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection limits for real-time source water monitoring using indigenous freshwater microalgae  

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This research identified toxin detection limits using the variable fluorescence of naturally occurring microalgae in source drinking water for five chemical toxins with different molecular structures and modes of toxicity. The five chemicals investigated were atrazine, Diuron, paraquat, methyl parathion, and potassium cyanide. Absolute threshold sensitivities of the algae for detection of the toxins in unmodified source drinking water were measured. Differential kinetics between the rate of action of the toxins and natural changes in algal physiology, such as diurnal photoinhibition, are significant enough that effects of the toxin can be detected and distinguished from the natural variance. This is true even for physiologically impaired algae where diminished photosynthetic capacity may arise from uncontrollable external factors such as nutrient starvation. Photoinhibition induced by high levels of solar radiation is a predictable and reversible phenomenon that can be dealt with using a period of dark adaption of 30 minutes or more.

Rodriguez Jr, Miguel [ORNL; Greenbaum, Elias [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the near-threshold $??$ mass enhancement in doubly OZI suppressed $J/?\\to ???$ decays  

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A 2.25$\\times10^8$ $\\jpsi$ event sample accumulated with the BESIII detector is used to study the doubly OZI suppressed decay modes $\\jpsi\\to\\gamma\\of$, $\\omega\\to\\ppp$, $\\phi\\to\\kk$. A strong deviation ($>$ 30$\\sigma$) from three-body $\\jpsi\\to\\gamma\\omega\\phi$ phase space is observed near the $\\omega\\phi$ mass threshold that is consistent with a previous observation reported by the BESII experiment. A partial wave analysis with a tensor covariant amplitude that assumes that the enhancement is due to the presence of a resonance, the X(1810), is performed, and confirms that the spin-parity of the X(1810) is $0^{++}$. The mass and width of the X(1810) are determined to be $M=1795\\pm7$(stat)$^{+13}_{-5}$(syst)$\\pm$19(mod) MeV/$c^2$ and $\\Gamma=95\\pm10$(stat)$^{+21}_{-34}$(syst)$\\pm$75(mod) MeV/$c^2$, respectively, and the product branching fraction is measured to be ${\\cal B}(\\jpsi\\to\\gamma X(1810))\\times{\\cal B}(X(1810)\\to\\of)=(2.00\\pm0.08$(stat)$^{+0.45}_{-1.00}$(syst)$\\pm$1.30(mod))$\\times10^{-4}$. %where the first error is the statistical error and the second the systematical error. These results are consistent within errors with those of the BESII experiment.

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PT-symmetric sinusoidal optical lattices at the symmetry-breaking threshold  

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The PT-symmetric potential V{sub 0}[cos(2{pi}x/a)+i{lambda}sin(2{pi}x/a)] has a completely real spectrum for {lambda}{<=}1 and begins to develop complex eigenvalues for {lambda}>1. At the symmetry-breaking threshold {lambda}=1 some of the eigenvectors become degenerate, giving rise to a Jordan-block structure for each degenerate eigenvector. In general this is expected to result in a secular growth in the amplitude of the wave. However, it has been shown in a recent paper by Longhi, by numerical simulation and by the use of perturbation theory, that for a broad initial wave packet this growth is suppressed, and instead a saturation leading to a constant maximum amplitude is observed. We revisit this problem by explicitly constructing the Bloch wave functions and the associated Jordan functions and using the method of stationary states to find the dependence on the longitudinal distance z for a variety of different initial wave packets. This allows us to show in detail how the saturation of the linear growth arises from the close connection between the contributions of the Jordan functions and those of the neighboring Bloch waves.

Graefe, Eva-Maria [Mathematics Department, Imperial College, London SW7 2BZ (United Kingdom); Jones, H. F. [Physics Department, Imperial College, London SW7 2BZ (United Kingdom)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-production of neutral kaons on 12C in the threshold region  

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Kaon photo-production process on $^{12}$C has been studied by measuring neutral kaons in a photon energy range of 0.8$-$1.1 GeV. Neutral kaons were identified by the invariant mass constructed from two charged pions emitted in the $K^{0}_{S}\\to\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}$ decay channel. The differential cross sections as well as the integrated ones in the threshold photon energy region were obtained. The obtained momentum spectra were compared with a Spectator model calculation using elementary amplitudes of kaon photo-production given by recent isobar models. Present result provides, for the first time, the information on $n(\\gamma,K^{0})\\Lambda$ reaction which is expected to play an important role to construct models for strangeness production by the electromagnetic interaction. Experimental results show that cross section of $^{12}{\\rm C}(\\gamma,K^0)$ is of the same order to that of $^{12}{\\rm C}(\\gamma,K^+)$ and suggest that slightly backward $K^0$ angular distribution is favored in the $\\gamma n\\to K^0\\Lambda$ process.

T. Watanabe; P. Bydžovský; K. Dobashi; S. Endo; Y. Fujii; O. Hashimoto; T. Ishikawa; K. Itoh; H. Kanda; M. Katoh; T. Kinoshita; O. Konno; K. Maeda; A. Matsumura; F. Miyahara; H. Miyase; T. Miyoshi; K. Mizunuma; Y. Miura; S. N. Nakamura; H. Nomura; Y. Okayasu; T. Osaka; M. Oyamada; A. Sasaki; T. Satoh; H. Shimizu; M. Sotona; T. Takahashi; T. Tamae; H. Tamura; T. Terasawa; H. Tsubota; K. Tsukada; M. Ukai; M. Wakamatsu; H. Yamauchi; H. Yamazaki

2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

483

Experimental onset threshold and magnetic pressure pileup for 3D Sweet-Parker reconnection  

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In space, astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, magnetic reconnect ion converts magnetic into particle energy during unsteady, explosive events. The abrupt onset and cessation has been a long standing puzzle. We show the first three-dimensional (3D) laboratory example of onset and stagnation of Sweet-Parker type magnetic reconnection between magnetized and parallel current (flux) ropes driven by magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) attraction and 3D instability. Mutually attracting flux ropes advect and merge oppositely directed magnetic fields. Magnetic flux is annihilated, but reaches soon a threshold where magnetic flux and pressure pile up, and reconnection magnetic topology appears. This occurs when inflow speeds exceed the SweetParker speed v{sub SP} = v{sub A} / S{sup 1/2}, where v{sub A} is the Alfven speed and S is the Lundquist number for the reconnection layer, as magnetic flux arrives faster than flux annihilation can process it. Finally piled up fields generate MHD reaction forces that stall the inflow and the reconnection process.

Intrator, Thomas P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sun, Xuan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lapenta, Giovanni [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Furno, Ivo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; [NON LANL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Electron correlation calibrated at the large dimension limit  

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Correlation energies (CEs) for two?electron atom ground states have recently been obtained to good approximation from a simple perturbation treatment using 1/D as the expansion parameter with D the dimensionality of space. In hydrogenic units the CE varies almost linearly with 1/D between limits at D?1 and D?? which are exactly calculable. However for D?? the CE is only about 35% smaller than the ‘‘true?world’’ value at D=3. This is in striking contrast to the analogous error in the mean field approximation of statistical mechanics which vanishes for sufficiently large D. Here we show that the CE for D?? can be made to vanish by modifying the Hartree–Fock (HF) variational wave function. A separable form is retained but a factor ?(?) is included with ? the angle between the electron–nucleus radii r 1 and r 2. Likewise the error in the HF value for the first derivative of the energy with respect to 1/D can be made to vanish by employing a suitable choice of coordinates in separate factors of the wave function. The choice is determined by the vibrational normal modes of the electrons about the rigid configuration attained in the D?? limit. We estimate that these improvements in the HF wave function at large D will reduce the CE for D=3 by about a factor of 10 or more for any two?electron atom. We also relate our results to those obtained with hyperspherical coordinates and show that the large?D limit accounts for the success enjoyed by the hyperspherical approximation at D=3. These findings offer prospects for reducing CEs for multielectron systems by exploiting dimensional calibration of the HF wave function.

D. Z. Goodson; D. R. Herschbach

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Superconducting fault current limiter with fast vacuum commutation modulus  

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A new approach to a problem of creation of a resistive version of superconducting fault current limiters (FCL) on the basis of HTS materials has been considered. According to this approach, a scheme of FCL is added by a commutation modulus which contains a fast vacuum interrupter. This interrupter allows one to switch off the transport current as soon as 5 ms after transition of the HTS element to the normal state. The proposed scheme allows one to restrict more than an order in value a necessary operation time of FCL in a regime of a current limitation. As a result, a time of recovering the superconducting state can be significantly reduced that allows FCL to operate in automatic iterative regime. The considering device can operate not only in high voltage ac transmission lines but also in dc electrical networks. A numerical simulation of transit processes in a proposed scheme of FCL has been performed for different regimes and its features are analyzed with respect to other schemes of FCL. An experimental study of test mock-up commutation elements of FCL has been performed. This study demonstrates an efficiency of the proposed scheme. A test of a FCL model with the limiting current up to 15 kA has been realized.

D Alferov; D Yevsin; L Fisher; V Ivanov; V Sidorov

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Ecological Screening Values for Surface Water, Sediment, and Soil  

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This document provides a comprehensive listing of ecological screening values for surface water, sediment, and soil.

Friday, G. P.

1999-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Values 15 (2006): 27791 2006 The White Horse Press  

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Environmental Values 15 (2006): 277­91 © 2006 The White Horse Press Aesthetics in Practice: Valuing compared to other environmental values, is commonly given low priority in policy debates. In this paper I argues that the aesthetic #12;EMILY BRADY 278 Environmental Values 15.3 response is continuous

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CESP Tool 0.2: Value Brief Presentation  

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CESP Tool 0.2: Value Brief Presentation from the Introduction to Community Energy Strategic Planning.

489

On the Singular Values of Gaussian Random Jianhong Shen  

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On the Singular Values of Gaussian Random Matrices Jianhong Shen Department of Mathematics-Carlo Rota. Abstract This short note is about the singular value distribution of Gaussian ran- dom matrices.d.f. of the singular values directly from the SVD form (singular value decomposition), which also takes advantage

Soatto, Stefano

490

Sythhesis and Optimization of Hybrid Membrane Desalination Networks with Value Extraction  

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) ? (35) 29 In addition, a number of inequality constraints, that limits the maximum permissible salts contamination of final permeate product, the required maximum contamination of salts in brine I stream for the value extraction technology... Brine : Indices denoting property related to brine stream connected to a membrane unit Permeate : Indices denoting property related to permeate stream connected to a membrane unit or the final permeate stream vii Brine I : Indices denoting...

AlNouss, Ahmed M

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

491

Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) | Open Energy Information  

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Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) Agency/Company /Organization: World Resources Institute Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Finance, GHG inventory Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.wri.org/publication/carbon-value-analysis-tool Cost: Free Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) Screenshot References: CVAT[1] he Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) is a screening tool to help companies integrate the value of carbon dioxide emissions reductions into energy-related investment decisions. The tool has two main purposes: To test the sensitivity of a project's internal rate of return (IRR) to "carbon value" (the value of GHG emissions reductions). CVAT integrates this value into traditional financial analysis by ascribing a market price, either actual or projected, to carbon emissions reductions.

492

Comment on Pisarenko et al. "Characterization of the Tail of the Distribution of Earthquake Magnitudes by Combining the GEV and GPD Descriptions of Extreme Value Theory"  

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In this short note, I comment on the research of Pisarenko et al. (2014) regarding the extreme value theory and statistics in case of earthquake magnitudes. The link between the generalized extreme value distribution (GEVD) as an asymptotic model for the block maxima of a random variable and the generalized Pareto distribution (GPD) as a model for the peak over thresholds (POT) of the same random variable is presented more clearly. Pisarenko et al. (2014) have inappropriately neglected that the approximations by GEVD and GPD work only asymptotically in most cases. This applies particularly for the truncated exponential distribution (TED), being a popular distribution model for earthquake magnitudes. I explain why the classical models and methods of the extreme value theory and statistics do not work well for truncated exponential distributions. As a consequence, the classical methods should be used for the estimation of the upper bound magnitude and corresponding parameters. Furthermore, different issues of s...

Raschke, Mathias

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Carnegie Wave Energy Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Carnegie Wave Energy Limited Carnegie Wave Energy Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Carnegie Wave Energy Limited Address 1 124 Stirling Highway Place North Fremantle Zip 6159 Sector Marine and Hydrokinetic Year founded 1993 Number of employees 25 Website http://www.carnegiewave.com Region Australia LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This company is listed in the Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database. This company is involved in the following MHK Projects: CETO La Reunion CETO3 Garden Island Perth Wave Energy Project PWEP This company is involved in the following MHK Technologies: CETO Wave Energy Technology This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Carnegie_Wave_Energy_Limited&oldid=678263

494

Limitations and Failures of the Layzer Model  

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We report several limitations and failure modes of the recently expanded Layzer model for hydrodynamic instabilities. The failures occur for large initial amplitudes, for stable accelerations, and for spikes in two-fluid systems.

Mikaelian, K O

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

495

Climate Prediction: The Limits of Ocean Models  

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We identify three major areas of ignorance which limit predictability in current ocean GCMs. One is the very crude representation of subgrid-scale mixing processes. These processes are parameterized with coefficients whose ...

Stone, Peter H.

496

Limitations on Diversity in Basic Science Departments  

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Limitations on Diversity in Basic Science Departments Phoebe S. Leboy 1,2, * and Janice F. Madden 3 It has been over 30 years since the beginning of...

497

Studies on the dynamics of limited filaments  

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A study on the dynamics of filaments in the presence of a diagnostic, conductive limiter is presented. Plasma filaments are coherent structures present in many fusion devices and transport a significant amount of particles ...

Bonde, Jeffrey David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Language Modeling for limited-data domains  

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With the increasing focus of speech recognition and natural language processing applications on domains with limited amount of in-domain training data, enhanced system performance often relies on approaches involving model ...

Hsu, Bo-June (Bo-June Paul)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Automated Operating Procedures for Transfer Limits  

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Automated Operating Procedures for Transfer Limits Final Project Report Power Systems Engineering · Illinois · Iowa State · Texas A&M · Washington State · Wisconsin Automated Operating Procedures

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Infinite volume limit for the dipole gas  

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We consider a classical dipole gas in with low activity and show that the pressure has a limit as the volume goes to infinity. The result is obtained by a renormalization group analysis of the model.

J. Dimock

2009-04-28T23:59:59.000Z