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Phase selectively soluble polymer supports to facilitate homogeneous catalysis  

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Soluble polymers that have phase selective solubility are useful in synthesis because they simplify purification and separation. Such selectively soluble polymers simplify catalyst, reagent, and product recovery and enable the use of Green chemistry principles in homogeneous catalysis. However, while homopolymers have been reported that have excellent thermal and phase-dependent solubility, less is known about copolymers. Also, less is known about the phase selective solubility of polar aprotic N,N-dialkyl polyacrylamides. This work describes a library synthesis of dye-labeled poly(N-n-octadecylacrylamide-co-N-n-butylacrylamide) copolymers and study of the effects of polymer composition in phase selective solubility of these copolymers. To study the relative importance of n-octadecyl versus n-butyl groups, copolymers with different ratios of n-octadecylacrylamide and n-butylacrylamide but with similar degrees of polymerization and polydispersity were prepared by a split-pool synthesis using a highly soluble poly(N-acryloxy-2-dodecylsuccinimide) as the precursor. Polymer sequestrants were used to remove excess amines and the byproduct N-hydroxyl-2- dodecylsuccinimide without fractionation of the polyacrylamides. Results demonstrated that poly(N-n-octadecylacrylamide-co-N-n-butylacrylamide) copolymers’ phase selective solubility is equally dependant of the polar n-butyl and nonpolar n-octadecyl groups on the copolymers. Dye-labeled poly(N,N-dialkylacrylamide)s prepared by the polymerization of N,N-dialkylacrylamides monomers with methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl, hexyl, and dodecyl N-alkyl groups in a variety of thermomorphic or latent biphasic polar/nonpolar solvent mixtures were also prepared. Studies showed that poly(N,N-dialkylacrylamide)s have phase selective solubility that is highly dependent of the size of the N-alkyl group. Soluble polymers are known to be useful supports for catalysts. This thesis also describes approaches to immobilization of a variety of catalysts on polyisobutylene (PIB). The most effective of these catalysts were analogs of pyridyl N-oxides that have been used as organocatalysts for the catalytic allylation of a variety of aromatic aldehydes. PIB-supported N-oxide promoted the allylation of aldehydes in up to 99% isolated yield. The products were isolated in the polar phase of a thermomorphic system and the catalyst was recycled through five cycles.

Ortiz-Acosta, Denisse

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy...  

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Catalysis & Energy Conversion * Heterogeneous Catalysis * Homogeneous Catalysis * Fuel Cell Engineering * Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Materials * Ceramic Electrochemistry Catalysis &...

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ISHHC XIII International Symposium on the Relations betweenHomogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis  

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The International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC) has a long and distinguished history. Since 1974, in Brussels, this event has been held in Lyon, France (1977), Groeningen, The Netherlands (1981); Asilomar, California (1983); Novosibirsk, Russia (1986); Pisa, Italy (1989); Tokyo, Japan (1992); Balatonfuered, Hungary (1995); Southampton, United Kingdom (1999); Lyon, France (2001); Evanston, Illinois (2001) and Florence, Italy (2005). The aim of this international conference in Berkeley is to bring together practitioners in the three fields of catalysis, heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzyme, which utilize mostly nanosize particles. Recent advances in instrumentation, synthesis and reaction studies permit the nanoscale characterization of the catalyst systems, often for the same reaction, under similar experimental conditions. It is hoped that this circumstance will permit the development of correlations of these three different fields of catalysis on the molecular level. To further this goal we aim to uncover and focus on common concepts that emerge from nanoscale studies of structures and dynamics of the three types of catalysts. Another area of focus that will be addressed is the impact on and correlation of nanosciences with catalysis. There is information on the electronic and atomic structures of nanoparticles and their dynamics that should have importance in catalyst design and catalytic activity and selectivity.

Somorjai (Ed.), G.A.

2007-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalysis  

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Catalysis presents the physicist with an excellent opportunity to contribute to the technology of energy supply by doing basic research. Recent developments in the experimental techniques for the preparation and investigation of solid surfaces and adsorbates and in the electronic theory of surfaces and of chemisorption quite naturally will provide insights into the fundamental processes of catalysis that were not accessible before and hold the promise of making catalysis an exact science in the foreseeable future. Such knowledge can be expected to promote in a significant way the discovery of new catalysts that will be necessary in the technology of energy production. An analysis of our natural resources reveals that for the next 50 years the major part of our energy supply will have to be provided by fossil fuels. The depletion of oil reserves makes it necessary to transform coal

T. E. Fischer

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanistic Studies at the Interface Between Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis  

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Mechanistic Studies at the Interface Between Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis Charles P. Casey, Principal Investigator Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 Phone 608-262-0584 FAX: 608-262-7144 Email: casey@chem.wisc.edu http://www.chem.wisc.edu/main/people/faculty/casey.html Executive Summary. Our goal was to learn the intimate mechanistic details of reactions involved in homogeneous catalysis and to use the insight we gain to develop new and improved catalysts. Our work centered on the hydrogenation of polar functional groups such as aldehydes and ketones and on hydroformylation. Specifically, we concentrated on catalysts capable of simultaneously transferring hydride from a metal center and a proton from an acidic oxygen or nitrogen center to an aldehyde or ketone. An economical iron based catalyst was developed and patented. Better understanding of fundamental organometallic reactions and catalytic processes enabled design of energy and material efficient chemical processes. Our work contributed to the development of catalysts for the selective and mild hydrogenation of ketones and aldehydes; this will provide a modern green alternative to reductions by LiAlH4 and NaBH4, which require extensive work-up procedures and produce waste streams. (C5R4OH)Ru(CO)2H Hydrogenation Catalysts. Youval Shvo described a remarkable catalytic system in which the key intermediate (C5R4OH)Ru(CO)2H (1) has an electronically coupled acidic OH unit and a hydridic RuH unit. Our efforts centered on understanding and improving upon this important catalyst for reduction of aldehydes and ketones. Our mechanistic studies established that the reduction of aldehydes by 1 to produce alcohols and a diruthenium bridging hydride species occurs much more rapidly than regeneration of the ruthenium hydride from the diruthenium bridging hydride species. Our mechanistic studies require simultaneous transfer of hydride from ruthenium to the aldehyde carbon and of a proton from the CpOH unit to the aldehyde oxygen and support reduction of the aldehyde without its prior coordination to ruthenium. Another important step in the catalysis is the regeneration of 1 from reaction of H2 with the stable diruthenium bridging hydride complex 2. Studies of the microscopic reverse of this process (hydrogen evolution from 1 which occurs at 80 �������°C) in the presence of alcohol (the product of aldehyde hydrogenation) have shown that a dihydrogen complex is formed reversibly at a rate much faster than hydrogen evolution. Kinetic and theoretical studies in collaboration with Professor Qiang Cui of Wisconsin indicated an important role for alcohol in mediating transfer of hydrogen to ruthenium. One key to developing more active catalysts was to destabilize the bridging hydride intermediate 2 to prevent its formation or to speed its conversion to a reactive monohydride 1 by reaction with H2. We found several successful ways to destabilize the bridging hydride and to obtain more active catalysts. Most recently, we discovered related iron catalysts for hydrogenation that do not form dimers; the cost advantage of iron catalysts is spectacular. Iron Catalysts. In an exciting development, we found that a related iron complex is also a very active ketone hydrogenation catalyst. This hydrogenation catalyst shows high chemoselectivity for aldehydes, ketones, and imines and isolated C=C, C���¯�������ºC, C-X, -NO2, epoxides, and ester functions are unaffected by the hydrogenation conditions. Mechanistic studies have established a reversible hydrogen transfer step followed by rapid dihydrogen activation. The same iron complex also catalyzes transfer hydrogenation of ketones.

Charles P. Casey

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface functionalization of metal?organic polyhedron for homogeneous cyclopropanation catalysis  

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A super-paddlewheel (comprised of two paddlewheels) metal-organic polyhedron (MOP) containing surface hydroxyl groups was synthesized and characterized. Condensation reactions with linear alkyl anhydrides lead to new MOPs with enhanced solubility. As a result, the surface-modified MOP 4 was demonstrated as a homogeneous Lewis-acid catalyst.

Lu, Weigang; Yuan, Daqiang; Yakovenko, Andrey; Zhou, Hong-Cai (TAM)

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Is It Homogeneous or Heterogeneous Catalysis Derived from [RhCp*Cl2]2? In Operando-XAFS, Kinetic and Crucial Kinetic Poisoning Evidence for Subnanometer Rh4 Cluster-Based Benzene Hydrogenation Catalysis  

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Determining the true, kinetically dominant catalytically active species, in the classic benzene hydrogenation system pioneered by Maitlis and co-workers 34 years ago starting with [RhCp*Cl2]2 (Cp* = [{eta}5-C5(CH3)5]), has proven to be one of the most challenging case studies in the quest to distinguish single-metal-based 'homogeneous' from polymetallic, 'heterogeneous' catalysis. The reason, this study will show, is the previous failure to use the proper combination of (i) operando spectroscopy to determine the dominant form(s) of the precatalyst's mass under catalysis (i.e., operating) conditions, plus then and crucially also (ii) the previous lack of the necessary kinetic studies, catalysis being a 'wholly kinetic phenomenon' as J. Halpern long ago noted. An important contribution from this study will be to reveal the power of quantitiative kinetic poisoning experiments for distinguishing single-metal, or in this case subnanometer Rh4 cluster-based catalysis from larger, polymetallic Rh(0)n nanoparticle catalysis, at least under favorable conditions. The combined operando-XAFS (X-ray absorption fine structure) spectroscopy and kinetic evidences provide a compelling case for Rh4-based, with average stoichiometry 'Rh4Cp*2.4Cl4Hc', benzene hydrogenation catalysis in 2-propanol with added Et3N and at 100 C and 50 atm initial H2 pressure. The results also reveal, however, that if even ca. 1.4% of the total soluble Rh(0)n had formed nanoparticles, then those Rh(0)n nanoparticles would have been able to account for all the observed benzene hydrogenation catalytic rate (using commercial, ca. 2 nm, polyethyleneglycol-dodecylether hydrosol stabilized Rh(0)n nanoparticles as a model system). The results 'especially the poisoning methodology developed and employed' are of significant, broader interest since determining the nature of the true catalyst continues to be a central, often vexing issue in any and all catalytic reactions. The results are also of fundamental interest in that they add to a growing body of evidence indicating that certain, appropriately ligated, coordinatively unsaturated, subnanometer M4 transition-metal clusters can be relatively robust catalysts. Also demonstrated herein is that Rh4 clusters are poisoned by Hg(0), demonstrating for the first time that the classic Hg(0) poisoning test of 'homogeneous' vs 'heterogeneous'catalysts cannot distinguish Rh4-based subnanometer catalysts from Rh(0)n nanoparticle catalysts, at least for the present examples of these two specific, Rh-based catalysts.

Bayram, Ercan; Linehan, John C.; Fulton, John L.; Roberts, John A.; Szymczak, Nathaniel; Smurthwaite, Tricia D.; Ozkar, Saim; Balasubramanian, Mahalingam; Finke, Richard G.

2011-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy...  

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News & Highlights Events Search Argonne ... Search Argonne Home > Chemical Sciences & Engineering > Homogeneous Catalysis * Members * Contact * Publications * Research Projects...

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DOE Laboratory Catalysis Research Symposium - Abstracts  

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The conference consisted of two sessions with the following subtopics: (1) Heterogeneous Session: Novel Catalytic Materials; Photocatalysis; Novel Processing Conditions; Metals and Sulfides; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Metal Oxides and Partial Oxidation; Electrocatalysis; and Automotive Catalysis. (2) Homogeneous Catalysis: H-Transfer and Alkane Functionalization; Biocatalysis; Oxidation and Photocatalysis; and Novel Medical, Methods, and Catalyzed Reactions.

Dunham, T.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalysis Workshop  

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Opportunities in Catalysis Research Using Synchrotron Radiation Opportunities in Catalysis Research Using Synchrotron Radiation Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory October 8-9, 2002 Organizer: Anders Nilsson Chemical catalysis is one of the research areas of enormous importance for the industrial society. There are important challenges to be met in the near future where development of new processes and catalysts are a necessity. We need to find a way to make methanol from methane, split water into hydrogen using sunlight, find replacement of platinum metals, etc. The fundamental understanding of many catalytic processes is still emerging and there seems to be a new opportunity with the recent development in experimental and theoretical methods. The intention of workshop was to bring researchers from many different disciplines together to discuss how synchrotron radiation can be applied to address some fundamental questions in catalysis.

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Catalysis and Biocatalysis Technologies  

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ATP FOCUSED PROGRAM: Catalysis and Biocatalysis Technologies NOTE ... pharmaceuticals. And that only hints at the roles catalysis plays. ...

2011-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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EMSL and Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) Catalysis Workshop  

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Within the context of significantly accelerating scientific progress in research areas that address important societal problems, a workshop was held in November 2010 at EMSL to identify specific and topically important areas of research and capability needs in catalysis-related science.

Campbell, Charles T.; Datye, Abhaya K.; Henkelman, Graeme A.; Lobo, Raul F.; Schneider, William F.; Spicer, Leonard D.; Tysoe, Wilfred T.; Vohs, John M.; Baer, Donald R.; Hoyt, David W.; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai; Mueller, Karl T.; Wang, Chong M.; Washton, Nancy M.; Lyubinetsky, Igor; Teller, Raymond G.; Andersen, Amity; Govind, Niranjan; Kowalski, Karol; Kabius, Bernd C.; Wang, Hongfei; Campbell, Allison A.; Shelton, William A.; Bylaska, Eric J.; Peden, Charles HF; Wang, Yong; King, David L.; Henderson, Michael A.; Rousseau, Roger J.; Szanyi, Janos; Dohnalek, Zdenek; Mei, Donghai; Garrett, Bruce C.; Ray, Douglas; Futrell, Jean H.; Laskin, Julia; DuBois, Daniel L.; Kuprat, Laura R.; Plata, Charity

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 Catalysis Lectures  

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Catalysis Lectures May 21-24 2012 Bert Weckhuysen Bert Weckhuysen, who holds the chair of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis at Utrecht University, will give a series of catalysis...

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Catalysis | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Catalysis Catalysis Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) BESAC Home Meetings Meeting Presentations History Logistics Members Charges/Reports Charter .pdf file (41KB) BES Committees of Visitors BES Home Meetings Catalysis Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - Opening Plenary Session Catalysis and Nanoscience Activities in BES - William Millman Energy Generation, Carbon Mgmt., and Methodology - John Frost Nanoscience and Catalysis - D. Wayne Goodman Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 2nd Day Plenary Session Heterogeneous Catalysis - J. K. Norskov Homogeneous and Single-Site Heterogeneous Catalysis - Tobin Marks Thursday, May 16, 2002 - Breakout Summary Reports Catalysts Design Driven by Fundamental Research - Barteau Linking Basic Research to Applications - Bare Bell

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Seventh BES (Basic Energy Sciences) catalysis and surface chemistry research conference  

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Research programs on catalysis and surface chemistry are presented. A total of fifty-seven topics are included. Areas of research include heterogeneous catalysis; catalysis in hydrogenation, desulfurization, gasification, and redox reactions; studies of surface properties and surface active sites; catalyst supports; chemical activation, deactivation; selectivity, chemical preparation; molecular structure studies; sorption and dissociation. Individual projects are processed separately for the data bases. (CBS)

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1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plenary lecture 2: nanotechnology and heterogeneous catalysis  

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Catalysis is the process in which the rate of a chemical reaction is increased by means of a chemical substance known as a catalyst. Catalysts can be either heterogeneous or homogeneous, depending on whether a catalyst exists in the same phase as the ...

Karim H. Hassan

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalysis Science at Brookhaven  

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and energy conversion. Reactivity-structure correlations explored and unraveled by utilization of synchrotron radiation are a key aspect of these studies. Catalysis on the...

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Energy Programs | Catalysis  

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Catalysis Catalysis Driving Toward Alternative Fuels Page 1 of 2 About 85 percent of the nation's energy needs are met by the combustion of fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, and coal - finite resources that make the United States dependent upon other countries while polluting the environment through carbon emissions. In order to achieve energy security in an environmentally friendly manner, the nation's energy strategy must include alternative technologies based on renewable sources such as biofuels, solar, wind, and nuclear power. A central challenge, however, is the development of new processes and materials capable of tapping these sources and feeding the country's vast energy needs. A key part of the solution involves catalysis, the process of speeding up and

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Neutrons for Catalysis: A Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis  

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This report summarizes the Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis, held at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on September 16 and 17, 2010. The goal of the Workshop was to bring experts in heterogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis together with neutron scattering experimenters to identify ways to attack new problems, especially Grand Challenge problems in catalysis, using neutron scattering. The Workshop locale was motivated by the neutron capabilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the new and developing instrumentation at the SNS. Approximately 90 researchers met for 1 1/2 days with oral presentations and breakout sessions. Oral presentations were divided into five topical sessions aimed at a discussion of Grand Challenge problems in catalysis, dynamics studies, structure characterization, biocatalysis, and computational methods. Eleven internationally known invited experts spoke in these sessions. The Workshop was intended both to educate catalyst experts about the methods and possibilities of neutron methods and to educate the neutron community about the methods and scientific challenges in catalysis. Above all, it was intended to inspire new research ideas among the attendees. All attendees were asked to participate in one or more of three breakout sessions to share ideas and propose new experiments that could be performed using the ORNL neutron facilities. The Workshop was expected to lead to proposals for beam time at either the HFIR or the SNS; therefore, it was expected that each breakout session would identify a few experiments or proof-of-principle experiments and a leader who would pursue a proposal after the Workshop. Also, a refereed review article will be submitted to a prominent journal to present research and ideas illustrating the benefits and possibilities of neutron methods for catalysis research.

Overbury, Steven {Steve} H [ORNL; Coates, Leighton [ORNL; Herwig, Kenneth W [ORNL; Kidder, Michelle [ORNL

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1. HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSIS  

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acid Pt/Rh nets 1940 Catalytic reforming of hydrocarbons (gasoline) Pt/Al2O3 1940 Benzene hydrogenation

Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit

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DNA-based asymmetric catalysis.  

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??The goal of the research described in this thesis was to develop the general concept and methodology of DNA-based asymmetric catalysis, with the aim of… (more)

Boersma, Arnold Jacob

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BNL | CFN: Interface Science & Catalysis  

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Interface Science & Catalysis Contact: Peter Sutter The world is facing unprecedented challenges in satisfying a rapidly growing demand for energy while reducing negative impacts...

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group  

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Catalysis Working Catalysis Working Group to someone by E-mail Share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group on Facebook Tweet about Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group on Twitter Bookmark Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group on Google Bookmark Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group on Delicious Rank Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group on Digg Find More places to share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group on AddThis.com... Key Activities Plans, Implementation, & Results Accomplishments Organization Chart & Contacts Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel Cells Technology Validation Manufacturing Codes & Standards Education Systems Analysis

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Textured Metal Catalysts for Heterogeneous Catalysis ...  

Biomass and Biofuels Advanced Materials Textured Metal Catalysts for Heterogeneous Catalysis Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Contact ...

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Heterogenization of Homogeneous Catalysts: the Effect of the Support  

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We have studied the influence of placing a soluble, homogeneous catalyst onto a solid support. We determined that such a 'heterogenized' homogeneous catalyst can have improved activity and selectivity for the asymmetric hydrogenation of enamides to amino acid derivatives. The route of heterogenization of RhDuPhos(COD){sup +} cations occurs via electrostatic interactions with anions that are capable of strong hydrogen bonding to silica surfaces. This is a novel approach to supported catalysis. Supported RhDuPhos(COD){sup +} is a recyclable, non-leaching catalyst in non-polar media. This is one of the few heterogenized catalysts that exhibits improved catalytic performance as compared to its homogeneous analog.

Earl, W.L.; Ott, K.C.; Hall, K.A.; de Rege, F.M.; Morita, D.K.; Tumas, W.; Brown, G.H.; Broene, R.D.

1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular ingredients of heterogeneous catalysis  

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The purpose of this paper is to present a review and status report to those in theoretical chemistry of the rapidly developing surface science of heterogeneous catalysis. The art of catalysis is developing into science. This profound change provides one with opportunities not only to understand the molecular ingredients of important catalytic systems but also to develop new and improved catalyst. The participation of theorists to find answers to important questions is sorely needed for the sound development of the field. It is the authors hope that some of the outstanding problems of heterogeneous catalysis that are identified in this paper will be investigated. For this purpose the paper is divided into several sections. The brief Introduction to the methodology and recent results of the surface science of heterogeneous catalysis is followed by a review of the concepts of heterogeneous catalysis. Then, the experimental results that identified the three molecular ingredients of catalysis, structure, carbonaceous deposit and the oxidation state of surface atoms are described. Each section is closed with a summary and a list of problems that require theoretical and experimental scrutiny. Finally attempts to build new catalyst systems and the theoretical and experimental problems that appeared in the course of this research are described.

Somorjai, G.A.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topical Committee  

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In the interest of optimum technology transfer, the DOE Technical Standards Program (TSP) has set up a network of topical committees. These committees provide a forum for communication across the...

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Enhanced Micellar Catalysis LDRD.  

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The primary goals of the Enhanced Micellar Catalysis project were to gain an understanding of the micellar environment of DF-200, or similar liquid CBW surfactant-based decontaminants, as well as characterize the aerosolized DF-200 droplet distribution and droplet chemistry under baseline ITW rotary atomization conditions. Micellar characterization of limited surfactant solutions was performed externally through the collection and measurement of Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS) images and Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy (cryo-TEM) images. Micellar characterization was performed externally at the University of Minnesota's Characterization Facility Center, and at the Argonne National Laboratory Advanced Photon Source facility. A micellar diffusion study was conducted internally at Sandia to measure diffusion constants of surfactants over a concentration range, to estimate the effective micelle diameter, to determine the impact of individual components to the micellar environment in solution, and the impact of combined components to surfactant phase behavior. Aerosolized DF-200 sprays were characterized for particle size and distribution and limited chemical composition. Evaporation rates of aerosolized DF-200 sprays were estimated under a set of baseline ITW nozzle test system parameters.

Betty, Rita G.; Tucker, Mark David; Taggart, Gretchen; Kinnan, Mark K.; Glen, Crystal Chanea; Rivera, Danielle; Sanchez, Andres; Alam, Todd Michael

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - People - Catalysis and Energy  

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Management and Support Management and Support Heterogeneous Catalysis Homogeneous Catalysis Fuel Cell Engineering Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials Ceramic Electrochemistry Electrochemical Projects Support Management and Support Theodore R. Krause, Chemical Engineer and Department Manager phone: 630/252-4356, fax: 630/972-4463, e-mail: krauset@anl.gov PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware Catalyst formulations and characterization Reaction kinetics Catalyst fundamentals Hydrogen production technologies Laurie A. Carbaugh, Administrative Secretary phone: 630/252-7556, fax: 630/252-9917, e-mail: laurie.carbaugh@anl.gov Romesh Kumar, Senior Chemical Engineer phone: 630/252-4342, fax: 630/252-4176, e-mail: kumar@anl.gov PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

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CATALYSIS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Our objectives were to develop a multidisciplinary team and capabilities to develop a fundamental understanding of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and heterogenized catalysts. With the aid of theoretical chemistry approaches we explored and characterized the chemical reactivity and physical properties of a large number of catalytic systems.

M. ABRAMS; R. BAKER; ET AL

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Synthesis Catalysis Laboratory (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet provides information about Fuel Synthesis Catalysis Laboratory capabilities and applications at NREL's National Bioenergy Center.

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2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Synthesis Catalysis Laboratory (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet provides information about Fuel Synthesis Catalysis Laboratory capabilities and applications at NREL's National Bioenergy Center.

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2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Publications - Catalysis...  

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News & Highlights Events Search Argonne ... Search Argonne Home > Chemical Sciences & Engineering > Fundamental Interactions Catalysis & Energy Conversion Electrochemical...

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - People - Catalysis...  

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Available Technologies: Nanocrystal Assembly for Tandem Catalysis  

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: Industrial catalysis; Development of artificial photosynthesis; Multiple-step chemical reactions ; ADVANTAGES: Enables reactions requiring ...

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Bridge to Fuel Cell Molecular Catalysis: 3D Non-Platinum Group Metal  

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Bridge to Fuel Cell Molecular Catalysis: 3D Non-Platinum Group Metal Bridge to Fuel Cell Molecular Catalysis: 3D Non-Platinum Group Metal Catalyst in MEAs Title Bridge to Fuel Cell Molecular Catalysis: 3D Non-Platinum Group Metal Catalyst in MEAs Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2012 Authors Zhu, Xiaobing, John B. Kerr, Qinggang He, Gi Suk Hwang, Zulima Martin, Kyle Clark, Adam Z. Weber, and Nana Zhao Journal ECS Transactions Volume 45 Issue 2 Pagination 143 - 152 Date Published 04/2012 ISSN 1938-6737 Abstract Transition metal porphyrin complexes have been mounted in a three dimensional homogenous distribution inside the ionomer of catalyst layers in MEAs to achieve competitive fuel cell catalysis activity. The effect of electrode components including ionomer, carbon, catalyst, and mediator, and ionomer film thickness, is investigated in fuel cell molecular catalysis system. Membrane electrode assembly (MEA) durability testing has been conducted. SEM and TEM techniques are employed to investigate molecular catalysis electrode micro- and nano- structure and morphology. To date, surprisingly, the best fuel cell performance, i.e. 1280 mA/cm2 of maximum/short-circuit current density is achieved, approaching that of Pt-based electrode, indicating higher turnover frequencies than Pt although with poorer voltages.

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CCEI | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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novel catalysts for the efficient conversion of the complex molecules comprising biomass into chemicals and fuels. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis...

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Catalysis on the Nanoscale: Preparation, Characterization and...  

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Catalysis on the Nanoscale: Preparation, Characterization and Reactivity of Metal-Based Nanostructures The purpose of this program is to explore and manipulate the size, morphology...

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Basic Research Needs: Catalysis for Energy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The report presents results of a workshop held August 6-8, 2007, by DOE SC Basic Energy Sciences to determine the basic research needs for catalysis research.

Bell, Alexis T.; Gates, Bruce C.; Ray, Douglas; Thompson, Michael R.

2008-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant Polarized Radiation Catalysis, and the Expansion  

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Presentation Title, The Birth of a New Field of Materials Science: Resonant Polarized Radiation Catalysis, and the Expansion of Thermodynamics. Author(s)  ...

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Workshop: Synchrotron Applications in Chemical Catalysis | Stanford...  

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Applications in Chemical Catalysis Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 8:00am 2011 SSRLLCLS Annual Users Conference This workshop, part of the 2011 SSRLLCLS Annual Users...

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy...  

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* Fuel Quality Issues * Production of Hydrogen using Copper-Chlorine Cycle Catalysis & Energy Conversion Home Fuel Cell Engineering A bread-board apparatus was tested to study...

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NETL: PPII - Topical Reports  

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Topical Reports Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII) Topical Reports Topical Report 26: Mercury Control Demonstration Projects - (February 2008) PDF-1.2MB This report...

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Publications @ Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure Group | Chemistry  

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List of Publications since 2010 List of Publications since 2010 2013 "Unique properties of ceria nanoparticles supported on metals: Novel inverse ceria/copper catalysts for CO oxidation and the water-gas shift reaction" Senanayake, S.D., Stacchiola, D., and Rodriguez, J.A. Accounts of Chemical Research, 2013. 46(8): p. 1702-1711. "Characterization of metal-oxide catalysts in operando conditions by combining x-ray absorption and raman spectroscopies in the same experiment" Patlolla, A., Baumann, P., Xu, W., Senanayake, S.D., Rodriguez, J.A., and Frenkel, A.I. Topics in Catalysis, 2013. 56(11): p. 896-904. "In situ time-resolved x-ray diffraction study of the synthesis of Mo2C with different carburization agents" Guzman, H.J., Xu, W.Q., Stacchiola, D., Vitale, G., Scott, C.E., Rodriguez, J.A., and Pereira-Almao, P. Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie, 2013. 91(7): p. 573-582.

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Iron catalysis in oxidation by ozone - Energy Innovation Portal  

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Center for Catalysis at Iowa State University  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overall objective of this proposal is to enable Iowa State University to establish a Center that enjoys world-class stature and eventually enhances the economy through the transfer of innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. The funds have been used to support experimental proposals from interdisciplinary research teams in areas related to catalysis and green chemistry. Specific focus areas included: • Catalytic conversion of renewable natural resources to industrial materials • Development of new catalysts for the oxidation or reduction of commodity chemicals • Use of enzymes and microorganisms in biocatalysis • Development of new, environmentally friendly reactions of industrial importance These focus areas intersect with barriers from the MYTP draft document. Specifically, section 2.4.3.1 Processing and Conversion has a list of bulleted items under Improved Chemical Conversions that includes new hydrogenation catalysts, milder oxidation catalysts, new catalysts for dehydration and selective bond cleavage catalysts. Specifically, the four sections are: 1. Catalyst development (7.4.12.A) 2. Conversion of glycerol (7.4.12.B) 3. Conversion of biodiesel (7.4.12.C) 4. Glucose from starch (7.4.12.D) All funded projects are part of a soybean or corn biorefinery. Two funded projects that have made significant progress toward goals of the MYTP draft document are: Catalysts to convert feedstocks with high fatty acid content to biodiesel (Kraus, Lin, Verkade) and Conversion of Glycerol into 1,3-Propanediol (Lin, Kraus). Currently, biodiesel is prepared using homogeneous base catalysis. However, as producers look for feedstocks other than soybean oil, such as waste restaurant oils and rendered animal fats, they have observed a large amount of free fatty acids contained in the feedstocks. Free fatty acids cannot be converted into biodiesel using homogeneous base-mediated processes. The CCAT catalyst system offers an integrated and cooperative catalytic system that performs both esterification (of free fatty acids) and transesterification (of soybean oil) in a one-pot fashion. This will allow the biodiesel producers to use the aforementioned cheap feedstocks without any pretreatment. In addition, the catalyst system is heterogeneous and is highly recyclable and reusable. Although markets currently exist for glycerin, concern is mounting that the price of glycerin may plummet to $.05 - $.10 per pound if future production exceeds demand. Developing a system to make high value chemicals such as 1,3-propanediol from the glycerin stream will add value for biodiesel producers who implement the new technology. Given the fact that both DuPont and Shell chemicals have announced the commercialization of two new PDO-based polymers, a rapid increase of market demand for a cheaper PDO source is very likely. 4. Comparison of actual accomplishments with goals and objectives From our progress reports, the four areas are: 1. Catalyst development (7.4.12.A) 2. Conversion of glycerol (7.4.12.B) 3. Conversion of biodiesel (7.4.12.C) 4. Glucose from starch (7.4.12.D)

Kraus, George A.

2006-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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"Nanocrystal bilayer for tandem catalysis"  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Supported catalysts are widely used in industry and can be optimized by tuning the composition and interface of the metal nanoparticles and oxide supports. Rational design of metal-metal oxide interfaces in nanostructured catalysts is critical to achieve better reaction activities and selectivities. We introduce here a new class of nanocrystal tandem catalysts that have multiple metal-metal oxide interfaces for the catalysis of sequential reactions. We utilized a nanocrystal bilayer structure formed by assembling platinum and cerium oxide nanocube monolayers of less than 10 nm on a silica substrate. The two distinct metal-metal oxide interfaces, CeO2-Pt and Pt-SiO2, can be used to catalyse two distinct sequential reactions. The CeO2-Pt interface catalysed methanol decomposition to produce CO and H2, which were subsequently used for ethylene hydroformylation catalysed by the nearby Pt-SiO2 interface. Consequently, propanal was produced selectively from methanol and ethylene on the nanocrystal bilayer tandem catalyst. This new concept of nanocrystal tandem catalysis represents a powerful approach towards designing high-performance, multifunctional nanostructured catalysts

Yamada, Yusuke; Tsung, Chia Kuang; Huang, Wenyu; Huo, Ziyang; E.Habas, Susan E; Soejima, Tetsuro; Aliaga, Cesar E; Samorjai, Gabor A; Yang, Peidong

2011-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface science and heterogeneous catalysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The catalytic reactions studied include hydrocarbon conversion over platinum, the transition metal-catalyzed hydrogenation of carbon monoxide, and the photocatalyzed dissociation of water over oxide surfaces. The method of combined surface science and catalytic studies is similar to those used in synthetic organic chemistry. The single-crystal models for the working catalyst are compared with real catalysts by comparing the rates of cyclopropane ring opening on platinum and the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide on rhodium single crystal surface with those on practical commercial catalyst systems. Excellent agreement was obtained for these reactions. This document reviews what was learned about heterogeneous catalysis from these surface science approaches over the past 15 years and present models of the active catalyst surface.

Somorjai, G.A.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Resources for Catalysis Science; Recommendations for a National Catalysis Research Institute  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Catalysis is one of the most valuable contributors to our economy and historically an area where the United States has enjoyed, but is now losing, international leadership. While other countries are stepping up their work in this area, support for advanced catalysis research and development in the U.S. has diminished. Yet, more than ever, innovative and improved catalyst technologies are imperative for new energy production processes to ease our dependence on imported resources, for new energy-efficient and environmentally benign chemical production processes, and for new emission reduction technologies to minimize the environmental impact of an active and growing economy. Addressing growing concerns about the future direction of U.S. catalysis science, experts from the catalysis community met at a workshop to determine and recommend advanced resources needed to address the grand challenges for catalysis research and development. The workshop's primary conclusion: To recapture our position as the leader in catalysis innovation and practice, and promote crucial breakthroughs, the U.S. must establish one or more well-funded and well-equipped National Catalysis Research Institutes competitively selected, centered in the national laboratories and, by charter, networked to other national laboratories, universities, and industry. The Institute(s) will be the center of a national collaboratory that gives catalysis researchers access to the most advanced techniques available in the scientific enterprise. The importance of catalysis to our energy, economic, and environmental security cannot be overemphasized. Catalysis is a vital part of our core industrial infrastructure, as it is integral to chemical processing and petroleum refining, and is critical to proposed advances needed to secure a sustainable energy future. Advances in catalysis could reduce our need for foreign oil by making better use of domestic carbon resources, for example, allowing cost-effective and zero emission conversion of coal into transportation fuels. No matter what energy sources are being considered (oil, natural gas, coal, biomass, solar, or nuclear based), a clean, sustainable energy future will involve catalysis to improve energy efficiency and storage and use options, and to mitigate environmental impacts. Recent revolutionary advances in nanotechnology and high-performance computing are enabling the breakthroughs in catalysis science and technology essential for a secure energy future. Thus, the time is right for substantially increased investments in catalysis science and technology.

Peden, Charles HF.; Ray, Douglas

2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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HOMOGENEOUS NUCLEAR POWER REACTOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A homogeneous nuclear power reactor utilizing forced circulation of the liquid fuel is described. The reactor does not require fuel handling outside of the reactor vessel during any normal operation including complete shutdown to room temperature, the reactor being selfregulating under extreme operating conditions and controlled by the thermal expansion of the liquid fuel. The liquid fuel utilized is a uranium, phosphoric acid, and water solution which requires no gus exhaust system or independent gas recombining system, thereby eliminating the handling of radioiytic gas.

King, L.D.P.

1959-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group Kick-Off...  

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Catalysis Working Group Kick-Off Meeting: May 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group Kick-Off Meeting: May 2012 on Facebook Tweet...

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Shining Light on Catalysis | Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsourc...  

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Catalysis Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:38pm SSRL Conference Room 137-322 Jeroen A. van Bokhoven, Professor for Heterogeneous Catalysis Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering ETH...

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HOMOGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR  

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This homogeneous reactor comprises a core occupied by a solution of a fissile material in a moderator liquid and a breeder region enclosing the core and having a suspension of fertile material in the same moderator liquid. There is communication between the core and breeder to allow mass transfer and pressure equalization between the regions. The zones each have a separate circuit for removing heat by a mixer chamber situated inside the reactor vessel. The effluents coming from the two regions are mixed and led to a common device for separation into a clear solution and suspension, which are each led back to its corresponding circuit. To control the relative concentration of the two regions, an evaporator is provided separating a part of the moderator liquid from the solution occupying the core, the condensed separated moderator liquid being led into the breeder region. (NPO)

1960-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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HOMOGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Nuclear reactors of the homogeneous liquid fuel type are discussed. The reactor is comprised of an elongated closed vessel, vertically oriented, having a critical region at the bottom, a lower chimney structure extending from the critical region vertically upwardly and surrounded by heat exchanger coils, to a baffle region above which is located an upper chimney structure containing a catalyst functioning to recombine radiolyticallydissociated moderator gages. In operation the liquid fuel circulates solely by convection from the critical region upwardly through the lower chimney and then downwardly through the heat exchanger to return to the critical region. The gases formed by radiolytic- dissociation of the moderator are carried upwardly with the circulating liquid fuel and past the baffle into the region of the upper chimney where they are recombined by the catalyst and condensed, thence returning through the heat exchanger to the critical region.

Hammond, R.P.; Busey, H.M.

1959-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Iron Catalysis in Oxidations by Ozone - Energy Innovation Portal  

Wind Energy; Partners (27) Visual Patent Search; Success Stories; News; Events; Industrial Technologies Iron Catalysis in Oxidations by Ozone Ames ...

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Nucleation Catalysis Potency of Ceramic Nanoparticles in Aluminum ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symposium, Frontiers in Solidification Science. Presentation Title, Nucleation Catalysis Potency of Ceramic Nanoparticles in Aluminum Matrix Nanocomposites .

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Catalysis Working Group  

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Catalysis Working Group Catalysis Working Group The Catalysis Working Group (CWG) meets twice per year to exchange information, create synergies, and collaboratively develop both an understanding of and tools for studying electrocatalysis for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) and other low- and intermediate-temperature fuel cell systems, including direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), alkaline fuel cells (AFCs), alkaline membrane fuel cells (AMFCs), and phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs). The CWG members include principal and co-principal investigators in electrocatalysis projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as supporting DOE personnel. More information on DOE electrocatalysis activities can be found in the Multi-Year Research, Development, and Demonstration Plan.

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Opportunities in Catalysis Research Using Synchrotron Radiation  

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in Catalysis Research Using Synchrotron Radiation in Catalysis Research Using Synchrotron Radiation Tuesday 10/8/02 Chair: Lars Pettersson 1:30-1:40 Anders Nilsson Welcome 1:40-2:30 Gabor Somorjai University of California, Berkeley and LBLN Need for New Directions of Research at the Frontiers of Catalysis Science 2:30-3:00 Geoff Thornton University of Manchester Influence of defects on the reactivity of ZnO 3:00-3:30 Anders Nilsson Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory Soft X-ray Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Reactions 3:30-3:45 Break Chair: Anders Nilsson 3:45-4:15 Lars Pettersson Stockholm University Adsorbate-Substrate Bonding: An Experimental and Theoretical MO Picture 4:15-4:45 Miquel Salmeron Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Photoelectron Spectroscopy studies of surfaces in high pressure gas

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Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure Group | Chemistry Department |  

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Group Members Group Members Principal Investigators Jose Rodriguez Catalysis and surface science. Interaction and reaction of molecules with surfaces of metals, oxides, sulfides and carbides. Use of synchrotron-based techniques in surface and materials characterization (core and valence photoemission, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction). Modeling of surface reactions. Ping Liu Theoretical description of nanostructures, supported nanostructures, surfaces and their catalytic applications in heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis. Density functional calculations, kinetic modeling and sensitivity analysis are employed to obtain a fundamental understanding of catalytic processes Dario Stacchiola Nano-Catalysis, Model mixed metal oxides, In-situ catalytic reactions at ambient pressures (AP). (Synchrotron PES, AP-XPS, AP-STM, AP-IRRAS, Inverse Catalyst, Nanoparticles, Graphene)

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Topic: Product Data  

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Topic: Product Data. Event. Model-Based Enterprise Summit. TDP Standards Development Summit. Group. Life Cycle Engineering Group. ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic: Wind Engineering  

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Topic: Wind Engineering. Forty-Fourth Meeting of the UJNR Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects. NIST researchers collected ...

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Topics in Nuclear Structure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider work performed over the last decade on single-j-shell studies. We will discuss four topics.

Escuderos, Alberto

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation on application of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis for alkaline waste treatment  

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The stabilization of neptunium(IV) in alkaline solution by chemical reductants under various conditions was studied. Testing showed that neptunium(V) is slowly reduced to Np(IV) by V(IV) at room temperature in alkaline solutions. Increasing temperature accelerates reduction. Complete reduction of 2 x 10{sup -4} M Np(V) occurs in three hours at 80{degrees}C in 1 M NaOH with 0.02 M VOSO{sub 4-}. Under similar conditions, but in 5 M NaOH, only 15 to 20% of the Np(V) was reduced in 5 hours. In all cases, about 98 % of the initial neptunium was found in the precipitate. Thus V(IV) acts both as a reductant and as a precipitation carrier. Tests showed Np(V) reduction by hydrazine hydrate could be catalyzed by Pd(II). Reduction increased with temperature and catalyst concentration and decreased with hydroxide concentration. Reduction of Np(V) also takes place in 1 M NaOH solutions containing 1 M sodium formate and palladium. Increasing temperature accelerates reduction; with three hours` treatment in 5 M NaOH solution at 90{degrees}C, about 95 % of the initial 2 x 10{sup -4} M neptunium(V) is transformed to Np(IV). Organic complexants and organic acid anions hinder the decontamination of alkaline solutions from neptunium and plutonium by coprecipitation with d-element hydroxides (the Method of Appearing Reagents). It was found that ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) and N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ethylenediaminetriacetate (HEDTA) are decomposed by H{sub 2}O{sub 2} in alkaline solution in the presence of cobalt compounds with heating and by Na2S208 at moderate temperatures. Citrate, glycolate, and oxalate are decomposed by Na{sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 8} with heating. Oxidant amounts must be increased when NaNO{sub 2} also is present in solution. 8 refs., 25 figs., 16 tabs.

Shilov, V.P.; Bessonov, A.A.; Garnov, A.Y.; Gelis, A.V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation). Institute of Physical Chemistry] [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISHHC XIII International Symposium on the Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis  

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size e?ect in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. ” Stud. Surf.E. Rytter, A. Holmen ”Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over ?-Al 2Rytter, A. Holmen ”Fischer-Tropsch synthesis on Co supported

Somorjai Ed., G.A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISHHC XIII International Symposium on the Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

04, France Institut f¨ r Chemie, Freie Universit¨ t Berlin,Angewandte und Physikalische Chemie, Universit¨ t Bremen, uKuebel, R. Richards Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. , 45 (2006) 7277;

Somorjai Ed., G.A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 13th International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis -- An Introduction  

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P. D. Yang, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2006,G. M. Schwab, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 1967,

Somorjai, Gabor A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISHHC XIII International Symposium on the Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis  

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or sulfated zirconia (MOx) a?ords propene and supportedium(III) catalysts, (allyl) 2 Ir-O-MOx. These catalysts were

Somorjai Ed., G.A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISHHC XIII International Symposium on the Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for Partial Oxidation of n-butane to Maleic Anhydride Y.H.catalytic activity of n-butane oxidation to maleic anhydrideconversion of methane with n-butane to give other alkanes.

Somorjai Ed., G.A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISHHC XIII International Symposium on the Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

due to low solubility of syngas remain a problem for e?cientof methane to form syngas. 2 However, the structure andin the production of syngas and hydrogen from fossil and

Somorjai Ed., G.A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bilipschitz Homogeneity and Jordan Curves.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??We analyze Jordan curves in the plane that are bilipschitz homogeneous with respect to Euclidean distance and/or inner diameter distance. We begin our analysis from… (more)

Freeman, David M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribal Topic Group Summary  

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

* Email information on Indian 101 course to Tribal Topic Group * Government panel at future TEC on impacts of broader hazmat transportation spectrum * Set up next conference...

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Topic: Service Life Prediction  

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Topic: Service Life Prediction. Event. 24th NIST Computer Modeling Workshop. ... Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials: Vision for the Future. ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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USD Catalysis Group for Alternative Energy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The South Dakota Catalysis Group (SDCG) is a collaborative project with mission to develop advanced catalysts for energy conversion with two primary goals: (1) develop photocatalytic systems in which polyfunctionalized TiO2 are the basis for hydrogen/oxygen synthesis from water and sunlight (solar fuels group), (2) develop new materials for hydrogen utilization in fuel cells (fuel cell group). In tandem, these technologies complete a closed chemical cycle with zero emissions.

James D. Hoefelmeyer, Ranjit Koodali, Grigoriy Sereda, Dan Engebretson, Hao Fong, Jan Puszynski, Rajesh Shende, Phil Ahrenkiel

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale Advances in Catalysis and Energy Applications  

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In this perspective, we present an overview of nanoscience applications in catalysis, energy conversion, and energy conservation technologies. We discuss how novel physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials can be applied and engineered to meet the advanced material requirements in the new generation of chemical and energy conversion devices. We highlight some of the latest advances in these nanotechnologies and provide an outlook at the major challenges for further developments.

Li, Yimin; Somorjai, Gabor A.

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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THE HOMOGENEOUS SUSPENSION REACTOR PROJECT  

SciTech Connect

The considerations which led to the study of a homogeneous suspension reactor are reviewed briefly. The characteristics of the KEMA Suspension Test Reactor (KSTR) are then summarized. (J.S.R.)

Went, J.J.

1963-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Design and Discovery: Catalysis and Energy Storage...  

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for propylene epoxidation. Larry Curtiss Materials Design and Discovery: Catalysis and Energy Storage PI Name: Larry Curtiss PI Email: curtiss@anl.gov Institution: Argonne...

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Workshop on Catalysis Research at the Advanced Photon Source  

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Catalysis Workshop Home Program Registration Poster Registration Organizing Committee: * Chris Marshall (ANL) * Peter Stair (NWU) * Simon Bare (UOP) * Hoydoo You (ANL) * Randy...

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Application of Alum from Kankara Kaolinite in Catalysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Application of Alum from Kankara Kaolinite in Catalysis: A Preliminary Report. Author(s), Lawrence Chukwuka Edomwonyi-Otu, Benjamin ...

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Topic Group Participants  

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

Topic Group Report Topic Group Report Presented to: Transportation External Coordination Working Group April 5, 2005 Phoenix, Arizona Recent 180(c) Topic Group Activities Issue Papers 1. Funding Distribution Method 2. Allowable Activities 3. Definitions 4. Pass-Through Requirements 5. Contingency Plans 6. 180(c) Policy or Rulemaking 7. Timing and Eligibility* 8. Funding for Related Activities* 9. State Fees* 10. Funding Allocation Approach* 180(c) Policy & Procedures * Executive Summary * Draft Policy & Procedures * Draft Grant Application Pckg * Appendix *Papers 7-10 still under discussion Today's Discussion Items * Reviewed Topic Group member comments on a variety of issues * Key issues included: - Funding allocation and timing of grants - Planning grants - State fees/matching requirements - Related non-training activities

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Lithium Diisopropylamide-Mediated Enolization: Catalysis by Hemilabile Ligands  

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Lithium Diisopropylamide-Mediated Enolization: Catalysis by Hemilabile Ligands Antonio Ramirez of a lithium diisopropylamide (LDA)-mediated ester enolization. Hemilabile amino ether MeOCH2CH2NMe2, binding-based catalysis are thwarted by the occlusion of the catalyst on the lithium salt products and byproducts (eq 1

Collum, David B.

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UNIRIB: Physics Topics  

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Physics Topics Physics Topics Research Capitalizing on the strengths of nine collaborating research universities and the world-class equipment available at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University Radioactive Ion Beam (UNIRIB) consortium is conducting research at the forefront of nuclear physics. UNIRIB, a division of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), brings together researchers from around the world to study the short-lived, exotic nuclei that are involved in astrophysical processes. UNIRIB researchers participate in many of the nuclear physics experiments carried out at HRIBF. UNIRIB researchers are presently leading the following physics topics. To view these files, you will need the Adobe Reader, which is available free

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Security Topic Group  

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

Group Group Security and TEC * Tension exists between open forum concept of TEC and the ability of STG members to discuss security topics. - DOE will maintain the open forum - it will not form a subgroup of cleared members NAS Study * Some members want STG to formally recommend a fully independent review of security issues - DOE is reviewing the NAS study and has not formulated a position Security Topic Group (Continued) Classification Guide & Information Sharing Protocol * Guide is finished and undergoing internal concurrence - Slated for late September release * Protocol will be completed once the guide is issued Security-Related Lessons Learned * Lessons learned document was distributed and comments requested by the end of March Security Topic Group (Continued) SRG/CVSA Survey

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Topics in Modern Physics Sampler  

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Topics in Modern Physics Teacher Resource Book Sampler Ed Home - Sampler Index Download the revised Topics in Modern Physics Teacher Resource Book. This volume contains some but...

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Epoxy Based Nanodielectric with Homogeneously Distributed ...  

Electricity Transmission Advanced Materials Epoxy Based Nanodielectric with Homogeneously Distributed Nanoparticles Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Contact ...

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Catalysis Science | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Catalysis Science Catalysis Science Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, & Biosciences (CSGB) Division CSGB Home About Research Areas Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) DOE Energy Innovation Hubs Scientific Highlights Reports & Activities Principal Investigators' Meetings BES Home Research Areas Catalysis Science Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page This research area develops the fundamental scientific principles enabling rational catalyst design and chemical transformation control. Research includes the identification of the elementary steps of catalytic reaction mechanisms and their kinetics; construction of catalytic sites at the atomic level; synthesis of ligands, metal clusters, and bio-inspired reaction centers designed to tune molecular-level catalytic activity and

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Instrumentation @ Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure Group | Chemistry  

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Instrumentation Instrumentation The Catalysis Group at BNL is leading research initiatives into the development of new tools and techniques that focus on the characterization of heterogeneous catalytic reactions and catalysts using imaging, spectroscopy and scattering techniques and integrated combinations of them under reaction conditions to unravel the morphology, chemical and structural properties, of catalysts, respectively. These efforts revolve around the use of synchrotron radiation (NSLS), electrons (CFN) and quantum tunneling tools with particular thrusts into imaging, spectroscopy and scattering. Groups Instrumentation(BNL) Three UHV chambers with diverse instrumentation for surface characterization: LEED, UPS, XPS, AES, TPD, ISS, PM-AP-IRRAS, Reactivity Cell. All the systems include ancillary instrumentation such as sputtering guns and metal evaporators. The IRRAS system was retrofitted with an ambient pressure (AP) cell on top of the UHV system. The sample can be prepared and characterized in UHV and then transfer in vacuum to the AP cell.

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Shining Light on Catalysis | Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource  

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Shining Light on Catalysis Shining Light on Catalysis Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:38pm SSRL Conference Room 137-322 Jeroen A. van Bokhoven, Professor for Heterogeneous Catalysis Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering ETH Zurich Head of Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (LSK) Swiss Light Source Paul Scherrer Institute Understanding a functioning catalyst requires understanding at the atomic scales in a time-resolved manner. X-rays can be readily used to accomplish that task, because of the large penetration depth of hard X-rays, in situ or operando experiments are possible. In addition, complementary techniques, such as the vibrational spectroscopies can be simultaneously applied. Recent development in instrumentation to perform quick EXAFS and secondary emission spectroscopy has provided exciting new opportunities to

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Workflow for Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces | Department...  

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Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces July 18, 2011 - 2:45pm View Edit Workflow(active tab) Current Revision Status published Revision 17905 Drafts ID Title Status Last Updated...

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Theoretical investigation of solar energy conversion and water oxidation catalysis  

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Solar energy conversion and water oxidation catalysis are two great scientific and engineering challenges that will play pivotal roles in a future sustainable energy economy. In this work, I apply electronic structure ...

Wang, Lee-Ping

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lean NOx Trap Catalysis for Lean Natural Gas Engine Applications  

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Distributed energy is an approach for meeting energy needs that has several advantages. Distributed energy improves energy security during natural disasters or terrorist actions, improves transmission grid reliability by reducing grid load, and enhances power quality through voltage support and reactive power. In addition, distributed energy can be efficient since transmission losses are minimized. One prime mover for distributed energy is the natural gas reciprocating engine generator set. Natural gas reciprocating engines are flexible and scalable solutions for many distributed energy needs. The engines can be run continuously or occasionally as peak demand requires, and their operation and maintenance is straightforward. Furthermore, system efficiencies can be maximized when natural gas reciprocating engines are combined with thermal energy recovery for cooling, heating, and power applications. Expansion of natural gas reciprocating engines for distributed energy is dependent on several factors, but two prominent factors are efficiency and emissions. Efficiencies must be high enough to enable low operating costs, and emissions must be low enough to permit significant operation hours, especially in non-attainment areas where emissions are stringently regulated. To address these issues the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission launched research and development programs called Advanced Reciprocating Engine Systems (ARES) and Advanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (ARICE), respectively. Fuel efficiency and low emissions are two primary goals of these programs. The work presented here was funded by the ARES program and, thus, addresses the ARES 2010 goals of 50% thermal efficiency (fuel efficiency) and engines are being pursued. Approaches include: stoichiometric engine operation with exhaust gas recirculation and three-way catalysis, advanced combustion modes such as homogeneous charge compression ignition, and extension of the lean combustion limit with advanced ignition concepts and/or hydrogen mixing. The research presented here addresses the technical approach of combining efficient lean spark-ignited natural gas combustion with low emissions obtained from a lean NOx trap catalyst aftertreatment system. This approach can be applied to current lean engine technology or advanced lean engines that may result from related efforts in lean limit extension. Furthermore, the lean NOx trap technology has synergy with hydrogen-assisted lean limit extension since hydrogen is produced from natural gas during the lean NOx trap catalyst system process. The approach is also applicable to other lean engines such as diesel engines, natural gas turbines, and lean gasoline engines; other research activities have focused on those applications. Some commercialization of the technology has occurred for automotive applications (both diesel and lean gasoline engine vehicles) and natural gas turbines for stationary power. The research here specifically addresses barriers to commercialization of the technology for large lean natural gas reciprocating engines for stationary power. The report presented here is a comprehensive collection of research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on lean NOx trap catalysis for lean natural gas reciprocating engines. The research was performed in the Department of Energy's ARES program from 2003 to 2007 and covers several aspects of the technology. All studies were conducted at ORNL on a Cummins C8.3G+ natural gas engine chosen based on industry input to simulate large lean natural gas engines. Specific technical areas addressed by the research include: NOx reduction efficiency, partial oxidation and reforming chemistry, and the effects of sulfur poisons on the partial oxidation

Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL; Theiss, Timothy J [ORNL; Ponnusamy, Senthil [ORNL; Ferguson, Harley Douglas [ORNL; Williams, Aaron M [ORNL; Tassitano, James B [ORNL

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Lean NOx Trap Catalysis for Lean Natural Gas Engine Applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Distributed energy is an approach for meeting energy needs that has several advantages. Distributed energy improves energy security during natural disasters or terrorist actions, improves transmission grid reliability by reducing grid load, and enhances power quality through voltage support and reactive power. In addition, distributed energy can be efficient since transmission losses are minimized. One prime mover for distributed energy is the natural gas reciprocating engine generator set. Natural gas reciprocating engines are flexible and scalable solutions for many distributed energy needs. The engines can be run continuously or occasionally as peak demand requires, and their operation and maintenance is straightforward. Furthermore, system efficiencies can be maximized when natural gas reciprocating engines are combined with thermal energy recovery for cooling, heating, and power applications. Expansion of natural gas reciprocating engines for distributed energy is dependent on several factors, but two prominent factors are efficiency and emissions. Efficiencies must be high enough to enable low operating costs, and emissions must be low enough to permit significant operation hours, especially in non-attainment areas where emissions are stringently regulated. To address these issues the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission launched research and development programs called Advanced Reciprocating Engine Systems (ARES) and Advanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (ARICE), respectively. Fuel efficiency and low emissions are two primary goals of these programs. The work presented here was funded by the ARES program and, thus, addresses the ARES 2010 goals of 50% thermal efficiency (fuel efficiency) and <0.1 g/bhp-hr emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). A summary of the goals for the ARES program is given in Table 1-1. ARICE 2007 goals are 45% thermal efficiency and <0.015 g/bhp-hr NOx. Several approaches for improving the efficiency and emissions of natural gas reciprocating engines are being pursued. Approaches include: stoichiometric engine operation with exhaust gas recirculation and three-way catalysis, advanced combustion modes such as homogeneous charge compression ignition, and extension of the lean combustion limit with advanced ignition concepts and/or hydrogen mixing. The research presented here addresses the technical approach of combining efficient lean spark-ignited natural gas combustion with low emissions obtained from a lean NOx trap catalyst aftertreatment system. This approach can be applied to current lean engine technology or advanced lean engines that may result from related efforts in lean limit extension. Furthermore, the lean NOx trap technology has synergy with hydrogen-assisted lean limit extension since hydrogen is produced from natural gas during the lean NOx trap catalyst system process. The approach is also applicable to other lean engines such as diesel engines, natural gas turbines, and lean gasoline engines; other research activities have focused on those applications. Some commercialization of the technology has occurred for automotive applications (both diesel and lean gasoline engine vehicles) and natural gas turbines for stationary power. The research here specifically addresses barriers to commercialization of the technology for large lean natural gas reciprocating engines for stationary power. The report presented here is a comprehensive collection of research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on lean NOx trap catalysis for lean natural gas reciprocating engines. The research was performed in the Department of Energy's ARES program from 2003 to 2007 and covers several aspects of the technology. All studies were conducted at ORNL on a Cummins C8.3G+ natural gas engine chosen based on industry input to simulate large lean natural gas engines. Specific technical areas addressed by the research include: NOx reduction efficiency, partial oxidation and reforming chemistry, and the effects of sulfur poisons on the partial oxidation

Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL; Theiss, Timothy J [ORNL; Ponnusamy, Senthil [ORNL; Ferguson, Harley Douglas [ORNL; Williams, Aaron M [ORNL; Tassitano, James B [ORNL

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Topic: Emergency Egress and Access  

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Topic: Emergency Egress and Access. Fire Research Seminar Series. NIST WTC Recommendations Are Basis for New Set of Revised Codes. ...

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Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of ...  

usually entails numerous samples, substantial furnace time and associated energy, ... to optimize the homogenization process for efficiency and cost ...

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Coherence delay augmented laser beam homogenizer  

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The geometrical restrictions on a laser beam homogenizer are relaxed by ug a coherence delay line to separate a coherent input beam into several components each having a path length difference equal to a multiple of the coherence length with respect to the other components. The components recombine incoherently at the output of the homogenizer, and the resultant beam has a more uniform spatial intensity suitable for microlithography and laser pantogography. Also disclosed is a variable aperture homogenizer, and a liquid filled homogenizer.

Rasmussen, Paul (Livermore, CA); Bernhardt, Anthony (Berkeley, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some General Themes in Catalysis at LANL  

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Some general themes in catalysis at LANL are: (1) Storage and release of energy within chemical bonds (e.g. H{sub 2} storage in and release from covalent bonds, N{sub 2} functionalization, CO{sub 2} functionalization, H{sub 2} oxidation/evolution, O{sub 2} reduction/evolution); (2) Can we control the chemistry of reactive substrates to effect energy relevant transformations in non-traditional media (e.g. can we promote C-C couplings, dehydrations, or hydrogenations in water under relatively mild conditions)? (3) Can we supplant precious metal or rare earth catalysts to effect these transformations, by using earth abundant metals/elements instead? Can we use organocatalysis and circumvent the use of metals completely? (4) Can we improve upon existing rare earth catalyst systems (e.g. in rare earth oxides pertinent to fluid cracking or polymerization) and reduce amounts required for catalytic efficacy? Carbohydrates can be accessed from non-food based biomass sources such as woody residues and switchgrass. After extracted from the plant source, our goal is to upgrade these classes of molecules into useful fuels.

Gordon, John C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards: Research Topics  

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Topics to someone by E-mail Share EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards: Research Topics on Facebook Tweet about EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards: Research Topics on Twitter Bookmark...

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Exhaust aftertreatment using plasma-assisted catalysis  

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In the field of catalysis, one application that has been classified as a breakthrough technology is the catalytic reduction of NO{sub x} in oxygen-rich environments using hydrocarbons. This breakthrough will require dramatic improvements in both catalyst and engine technology, but the benefits will be substantial for energy efficiency and a cleaner environment. Engine and automobile companies are placing greater emphasis on the diesel engine because of its potential for saving fuel resources and reducing CO{sub 2} emissions. The modern direct-injection diesel engine offers demonstrated fuel economy advantages unmatched by any other commercially-viable engine. The main drawback of diesel engines is exhaust emissions. A modification of existing oxidation catalyst/engine technology is being used to address the CO, hydrocarbon and particulates. However, no satisfactory solution currently exists for NO{sub x}. Diesel engines operate under net oxidizing conditions, thus rendering conventional three-way catalytic converters ineffective for the controlling the NO{sub x} emission. NO{sub x} reduction catalysts, using ammonia as a reductant, do exist for oxygen-rich exhausts; however, for transportation applications, the use of on-board hydrocarbon fuels is a more feasible, cost-effective, and environmentally-sound approach. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) by hydrocarbons is one of the leading catalytic aftertreatment technologies for the reduction of NO{sub x} in lean-burn engine exhaust (often referred to as lean-NO{sub x}). The objective is to chemically reduce the pollutant molecules of NO{sub x} to benign molecules such as N{sub 2}. Aftertreatment schemes have focused a great deal on the reduction of NO because the NO{sub x} in engine exhaust is composed primarily of NO. Recent studies, however, have shown that the oxidation of NO to NO{sub 2} serves an important role in enhancing the efficiency for reduction of NO{sub x} to N{sub 2}. It has become apparent that preconverting NO to NO{sub 2} could improve both the efficiency and durability of lean-NO{sub x} catalysts. A non-thermal plasma is an efficient means for selective partial oxidation of NO to NO{sub 2}. The use of a non-thermal plasma in combination with a lean-NO{sub x} catalyst opens the opportunity for catalysts that are more efficient and more durable compared to conventional catalysts. In the absence of hydrocarbons, the O radicals will oxidize NO to NO{sub 2}, and the OH radicals will further oxidize NO{sub 2} to nitric acid. In plasma-assisted catalysis it is important that the plasma oxidize NO to NO{sub 2} without further producing acids.

Penetrante, B

2000-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Spin Cobalt Hydrides for Catalysis  

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Organometallic chemists have traditionally used catalysts with strong-field ligands that give low-spin complexes. However, complexes with a weak ligand field have weaker bonds and lower barriers to geometric changes, suggesting that they may lead to more rapid catalytic reactions. Developing our understanding of high-spin complexes requires the use of a broader range of spectroscopic techniques, but has the promise of changing the mechanism and/or selectivity of known catalytic reactions. These changes may enable the more efficient utilization of chemical resources. A special advantage of cobalt and iron catalysts is that the metals are more abundant and cheaper than those currently used for major industrial processes that convert unsaturated organic molecules and biofeedstocks into useful chemicals. This project specifically evaluated the potential of high-spin cobalt complexes for small-molecule reactions for bond rearrangement and cleavage reactions relevant to hydrocarbon transformations. We have learned that many of these reactions proceed through crossing to different spin states: for example, high-spin complexes can flip one electron spin to access a lower-energy reaction pathway for beta-hydride elimination. This reaction enables new, selective olefin isomerization catalysis. The high-spin cobalt complexes also cleave the C-O bond of CO2 and the C-F bonds of fluoroarenes. In each case, the detailed mechanism of the reaction has been determined. Importantly, we have discovered that the cobalt catalysts described here give distinctive selectivities that are better than known catalysts. These selectivities come from a synergy between supporting ligand design and electronic control of the spin-state crossing in the reactions.

Holland, Patrick L. [Yale University] [Yale University

2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalysis-by-design impacts assessment  

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Catalyst researchers have always recognized the need to develop a detailed understanding of the mechanisms of catalytic processes, and have hoped that it would lead to developing a theoretical predictive base to guide the search for new catalysts. This understanding allows one to develop a set of hierarchical models, from fundamental atomic-level ab-initio models to detailed engineering simulations of reactor systems, to direct the search for optimized, efficient catalyst systems. During the last two decades, the explosions of advanced surface analysis techniques have helped considerably to develop the building blocks for understanding various catalytic reactions. An effort to couple these theoretical and experimental advances to develop a set of hierarchical models to predict the nature of catalytic materials is a program entitled Catalysis-by-Design (CRD).'' In assessing the potential impacts of CBD on US industry, the key point to remember is that the value of the program lies in developing a novel methodology to search for new catalyst systems. Industrial researchers can then use this methodology to develop proprietary catalysts. Most companies involved in catalyst R D have two types of ongoing projects. The first type, what we call market-driven R D,'' are projects that support and improve upon a company's existing product lines. Project of the second type, technology-driven R D,'' are longer term, involve the development of totally new catalysts, and are initiated through scientists' research ideas. The CBD approach will impact both types of projects. However, this analysis indicates that the near-term impacts will be on market-driven'' projects. The conclusions and recommendations presented in this report were obtained by the authors through personal interviews with individuals involved in a variety of industrial catalyst development programs and through the three CBD workshops held in the summer of 1989. 34 refs., 7 figs., 7 tabs.

Fassbender, L L; Young, J K [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA); Sen, R K [Sen (R.K.) and Associates, Washington, DC (USA)

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Special Topics: Environmental Degradation: Visualizations  

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The Hendrix Group - Materials & Corrosion Engineers. Corrosion photos, glossary,case studies, and topical reports, 0, 843, Cathy Rohrer, 10/12/2007 1:52 PM

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Special Topics: Environmental Degradation: Visualizations  

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The Hendrix Group - Materials & Corrosion Engineers. Corrosion photos, glossary,case studies, and topical reports, 0, 826, Cathy Rohrer, 10/12/2007 1:52 PM

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Topics in Computer Algebra - CECM  

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Michael Monagan: Topics in Computer Algebra. ... Algorithms for Computer Algebra by Geddes, Czapor and Labahn Modern Computer Algebra by von zur ...

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Theoretical Study on Catalysis by Protein Enzymes and Ribozyme  

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Theoretical Study on Theoretical Study on Catalysis by Protein Enzymes and Ribozyme Theoretical Study on Catalysis by Protein Enzymes and Ribozyme 2000 NERSC Annual Report 17shkarplus.jpg The energetics were determined for three mechanisms proposed for TIM catalyzed reactions. Results from reaction path calculations suggest that the two mechanisms that involve an enediol intermediate are likely to occur, while the direct intra-substrate proton transfer mechanism (in green) is energetically unfavorable due to the presence of His95 in the active site. Principal Investigator: Martin Karplus, Harvard University Research Objectives The goal of this project is to develop a greater understanding of the mechanisms involved in enzyme catalysis and related protein functions. We are studying two types of enzymes: proteins and a nucleic acid (hammerhead

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PNNL: Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) at Pacific Northwest  

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Institute for Integrated Catalysis Institute for Integrated Catalysis The Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory facilitates collaborative research and development in catalysts for a secure energy future. Latest Announcements When Less Is More: Fewer Proton Relays Improve Catalytic Rates First direct comparison of three nickel-based complexes shows complexes with 2 proton relays outperform those with 4 (January 2014) Wind and other renewable energy sources are limited because the power must be used when it's generated, as it currently cannot be stored. Scientists want to store the energy in compact, easy-to-release chemical bonds. A major challenge is designing an affordable, efficient, and fast catalyst to make the chemical bonds. At the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis,

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Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces | Department of Energy  

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Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces July 18, 2011 - 2:45pm View(active tab) Edit Workflow Addthis A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group What does this mean for me? A prime example of these applications is artificial photosynthesis -- the effort to capture energy from the sun and transform it into electricity or chemical fuels. Catalysts (substances that speed up the rates of chemical reactions without themselves being chemically changed) are used to initiate virtually every industrial manufacturing process that involves chemistry. With the advent of nano-sized catalysts, metal and metal oxide catalysts have surged in

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Jeffrey T. Miller Wins Award for Excellence in Catalysis  

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van Veenendaal of X-ray Science Division wins 2009 NIU Presidential van Veenendaal of X-ray Science Division wins 2009 NIU Presidential Research Professorship 2009 APSUO Compton Award to Grübel, Mochrie, and Sutton New Era of Research Begins as World's First Hard X-ray Laser Achieves "First Light" Unique Uranium Source in Naturally Bioreduced Sediment Jonathan Lang Named 2008 PSC Supervisor of the Year APS News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed Jeffrey T. Miller Wins Award for Excellence in Catalysis JUNE 15, 2009 Bookmark and Share Jeffrey T. Miller Jeffrey T. Miller, leader of the Heterogeneous Catalysis Group in the Argonne National Laboratory Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE), has been presented with the 2009 Award for Excellence in Catalysis

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Consolidated Grant Topic Group |  

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Consolidated Grant Topic Consolidated Grant Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Consolidated Grant Topic Group The Consolidated Grant Topic Group arose from recommendations provided by the TEC and other external parties to the DOE Senior Executive Transportation Forum in July 1998. It was proposed that the consolidation of multiple funding streams from numerous DOE sources into a single grant would provide a more equitable and efficient means of assistance to States and Tribes affected by DOE nuclear material shipments. The group serves as an important vehicle for DOE senior managers to assess and incorporate stakeholder input into the development of a consolidated funding vehicle for transportation activities, should DOE implement such a program. Some of the major issues under consideration by the Consolidated Grant

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Homogeneity Analysis of Event History Data  

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phrases. Correspondence Analysis, Event History Data. JAN DEHOMOGENEITY ANALYSIS OF EVENT HISTORY DATA JAN DE LEEUW,Kreft, Homogeneity Analysis of Event History Data. Methods

Leeuw, Jan de; Heijden, Peter van der; Kreft, Ita

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogeneity Analysis of Event History Data  

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phrases. Correspondence Analysis, Event History Data. JAN DEHOMOGENEITY ANALYSIS OF EVENT HISTORY DATA JAN DE LEEUW,Kreft, Homogeneity Analysis of Event History Data. Methods

Jan de Leeuw; Peter van der Heijden; Ita Kreft

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AQUEOUS HOMOGENEOUS REACTORTECHNICAL PANEL REPORT  

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Considerable interest has been expressed for developing a stable U.S. production capacity for medical isotopes and particularly for molybdenum- 99 (99Mo). This is motivated by recent re-ductions in production and supply worldwide. Consistent with U.S. nonproliferation objectives, any new production capability should not use highly enriched uranium fuel or targets. Conse-quently, Aqueous Homogeneous Reactors (AHRs) are under consideration for potential 99Mo production using low-enriched uranium. Although the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has guidance to facilitate the licensing process for non-power reactors, that guidance is focused on reactors with fixed, solid fuel and hence, not applicable to an AHR. A panel was convened to study the technical issues associated with normal operation and potential transients and accidents of an AHR that might be designed for isotope production. The panel has produced the requisite AHR licensing guidance for three chapters that exist now for non-power reactor licensing: Reac-tor Description, Reactor Coolant Systems, and Accident Analysis. The guidance is in two parts for each chapter: 1) standard format and content a licensee would use and 2) the standard review plan the NRC staff would use. This guidance takes into account the unique features of an AHR such as the fuel being in solution; the fission product barriers being the vessel and attached systems; the production and release of radiolytic and fission product gases and their impact on operations and their control by a gas management system; and the movement of fuel into and out of the reactor vessel.

Diamond, D.J.; Bajorek, S.; Bakel, A.; Flanagan, G.; Mubayi, V.; Skarda, R.; Staudenmeier, J.; Taiwo, T.; Tonoike, K.; Tripp, C.; Wei, T.; Yarsky, P.

2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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One- and two-dimensional infrared spectroscopic studies of solution-phase homogeneous catalysis and spin-forbidden reactions  

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Understanding chemical reactions requires the knowledge of the elementary steps of breaking and making bonds, and often a variety of experimental techniques are needed to achieve this goal. The initial steps occur on the femto- through picosecond time-scales, requiring the use of ultrafast spectroscopic methods, while the rate-limiting steps often occur more slowly, requiring alternative techniques. Ultrafast one and two-dimensional infrared and step-scan FTIR spectroscopies are used to investigate the photochemical reactions of four organometallic complexes. The analysis leads to a detailed understanding of mechanisms that are general in nature and may be applicable to a variety of reactions.

Sawyer, Karma Rae

2008-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium Diisopropylamide-Mediated Ortholithiations: Lithium Chloride Catalysis  

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Lithium Diisopropylamide-Mediated Ortholithiations: Lithium Chloride Catalysis Lekha Gupta, 2008 Ortholithiations of a range of arenes mediated by lithium diisopropylamide (LDA) in THF at -78 °C protocols with unpurified commercial samples of n-butyl- lithium to prepare LDA or commercially available

Collum, David B.

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Methanol Synthesis over Cu/ZnO/Al2O3: The Active Site in Industrial Catalysis  

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Unlike homogeneous catalysts, heterogeneous catalysts that have been optimized through decades are typically so complex and hard to characterize that the nature of the catalytically active site is not known. This is one of the main stumbling blocks in developing rational catalyst design strategies in heterogeneous catalysis. We show here how to identify the crucial atomic structure motif for the industrial Cu/ZnO/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} methanol synthesis catalyst. Using a combination of experimental evidence from bulk-, surface-sensitive and imaging methods collected on real high-performance catalytic systems in combination with DFT calculations. We show that the active site consists of Cu steps peppered with Zn atoms, all stabilized by a series of well defined bulk defects and surface species that need jointly to be present for the system to work.

Behrens, Malte

2012-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Producing tritium in a homogenous reactor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus are described for the joint production and separation of tritium. Tritium is produced in an aqueous homogenous reactor and heat from the nuclear reaction is used to distill tritium from the lower isotopes of hydrogen.

Cawley, William E. (Richland, WA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The ??? Amplitude in an External Homogeneous Electromagnetic  

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Neutrino-photon interactions in the presence of an external homogeneous constant electromagnetic field are studied. The ??? amplitude is calculated in an electromagnetic field of the general type, when the two field invariants are nonzero.

R. Shaisultanov

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogenization of Temperature Series via Pairwise Comparisons  

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An automated homogenization algorithm based on the pairwise comparison of monthly temperature series is described. The algorithm works by forming pairwise difference series between serial monthly temperature values from a network of observing ...

Matthew J. Menne; Claude N. Williams Jr.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogenization of Daily Temperatures over Canada  

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A method to homogenize daily maximum and minimum temperatures over Canada is presented. The procedure is based on previously defined monthly adjustments derived from step changes identified in annual Canadian temperature series. Daily ...

Lucie A. Vincent; X. Zhang; B. R. Bonsal; W. D. Hogg

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular-Level Design of Heterogeneous Chiral Catalysis  

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The following is a proposal to continue our multi-institutional research on heterogeneous chiral catalysis. Our team combines the use of surface-sensitive analytical techniques for the characterization of model systems with quantum and statistical mechanical calculations to interpret experimental data and guide the design of future research. Our investigation focuses on the interrelation among the three main mechanisms by which enantioselectivity can be bestowed to heterogeneous catalysts, namely: (1) by templating chirality via the adsorption of chiral supramolecular assemblies, (2) by using chiral modifiers capable of forming chiral complexes with the reactant and force enantioselective surface reactions, and (3) by forming naturally chiral surfaces using imprinting chiral agents. Individually, the members of our team are leaders in these various aspects of chiral catalysis, but the present program provides the vehicle to generate and exploit the synergies necessary to address the problem in a comprehensive manner. Our initial work has advanced the methodology needed for these studies, including an enantioselective titration procedure to identify surface chiral sites, infrared spectroscopy in situ at the interface between gases or liquids and solids to mimic realistic catalytic conditions, and DFT and Monte Carlo algorithms to simulate and understand chirality on surfaces. The next step, to be funded by the monies requested in this proposal, is to apply those methods to specific problems in chiral catalysis, including the identification of the requirements for the formation of supramolecular surface structures with enantioselective behavior, the search for better molecules to probe the chiral nature of the modified surfaces, the exploration of the transition from supramolecular to one-to-one chiral modification, the correlation of the adsorption characteristics of one-to-one chiral modifiers with their physical properties, in particular with their configuration, and the development of ways to imprint chiral centers on achiral solid surfaces. Chiral catalysis is not only a problem of great importance in its own right, but also the ultimate test of how to control selectivity in catalysis. The time is ripe for fundamental work in heterogeneous chiral catalysis to provide the U.S. with a leadership role in developing the next generation of catalytic processes for medicinal and agrochemical manufacturing. Our team provides the required expertise for a synergistic and comprehensive integration of physical and chemical experimentation with solid state and molecular reactivity theories to solve this problem.

Francisco Zaera

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Other Topics | Department of Energy  

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Other Topics Other Topics Other Topics Are States required to provide a 1099 to individuals who receive State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebates? Can DOE provide suggested Privacy Act language for use in a universal WAP application form? Are weekly reports required for the SEP ARRA grant? Are there any regulations that prohibit using WAP, SEP, or EECBG funds to hire a person with a criminal record? How to keep track of Recovery Act and Non-Recovery Act funding on One Contract DOE position on potential patent infringement Reporting of funds drawn down to capitalize a revolving loan fund or loan loss reserve For purposes of Section 410 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), what are the relevant versions of the referenced building energy codes? Can a grantee request a waiver for a replacement refrigerator that

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Magnesium: Digital Resource Center Text Topic - TMS  

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Feb 12, 2007 ... Print this topic. Topic Title WEB RESOURCE: MIL-HDBK-5H: Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures ...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives  

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The following Topic Groups are no longer active; however, related documents and notes for these archived Topic Groups are available through the following links:

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Catalysis Highlights for FY2007  

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To reduce the nation’s dependence on imported oil, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal and private agencies are investing in understanding catalysis. This report focuses on catalysis research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its collaborators. Using sophisticated instruments in DOE’s Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a national scientific user facility, research was conducted to answer key questions related to the nation’s use of automotive fuels. Research teams investigated how hydrogen can be safely stored and efficiently released, critical questions to use this alternative fuel. Further, they are answering key questions to design molecular catalysts to control the transfer of hydrogen atoms, hydrides, and protons important to hydrogen production. In dealing with today’s fuels, researchers examined adsorption of noxious nitrous oxides in automotive exhaust. Beyond automotive fuel, researchers worked on catalysts to harness solar power. These catalysts include the rutile and anatase forms of titanium dioxide. Basic research was conducted on designing catalysts for these and other applications. Our scientists examined how to build catalysts with the desired properties atom by atom and molecule by molecule. In addition, this report contains brief descriptions of the outstanding accomplishments of catalysis experts at PNNL.

Garrett, Bruce C.

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Technical Standards Program: Topical Committees  

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Topical Committee Topical Committee Office of Nuclear Safety Internet Linkage for TSP Topical Committees In the interest of optimum technology transfer, the DOE Technical Standards Program (TSP) has set up a network of topical committees. These committees provide a forum for communication across the DOE complex on technical standards related activities. If you would like information about a specific topical committee, or wish to join one of the groups, we've provided a roster of TSP Topical Committees and corresponding Topical Committee Chairpersons. Expectations of DOE Topical Committees The March 9, 1998 memorandum (provided here in web page format) from Rick Serbu, Technical Standards Program (TSP) Manager, EH-31, to J. Robert Wayland, Metrology Topical Committee Secretary, Sandia National Laboratories, discusses general TSP expectations of DOE topical standards committees. This memorandum should be reviewed by all DOE/contractor personnel involved in topical committee activities.

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Topic modeling on historical newspapers  

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In this paper, we explore the task of automatic text processing applied to collections of historical newspapers, with the aim of assisting historical research. In particular, in this first stage of our project, we experiment with the use of topical models ...

Tze-I Yang; Andrew J. Torget; Rada Mihalcea

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A microreactor system for high-pressure, multiphase homogeneous and heterogeneous catalyst measurements under continuous flow  

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The shift towards biomass and lower quality fossil fuel feedstocks will require new conversion approaches. Catalysis will be critical in the processing of these new feedstocks. By studying catalysis at industrially relevant ...

Keybl, Jaroslav

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Fundamental solutions of homogeneous elliptic differential operators  

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We compute fundamental solutions of homogeneous elliptic differential operators, with constant coefficients, on $\\mathbb{R}^n$ by mean of analytic continuation of distributions. The result obtained is valid in any dimension, for any degree and can be extended to pseudodifferential operators of the same type.

Brice Camus

2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

127

Coherence delay augmented laser beam homogenizer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

It is an object of the present invention to provide an apparatus that can reduce the apparent coherence length of a laser beam so the beam can be used with an inexpensive homogenizer to produce an output beam with a uniform spatial intensity across its entire cross section. It is a further object of the invention to provide an improved homogenizer with a variable aperture size that is simple and easily made. It is still an additional object of the invention to provide an improved liquid filled homogenizer utilizing total internal reflection for improved efficiency. These, and other objects of the invention are realized by using a ``coherence delay line,`` according to the present invention, in series between a laser and a homogenizer. The coherence delay line is an optical ``line`` that comprises two mirrors, one partially reflecting, and one totally reflecting, arranged so that light incident from the laser first strikes the partially reflecting mirror. A portion of the beam passes through, and a portion is reflected back to the totally reflecting mirror.

Rasmussen, P.; Bernhardt, A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

128

Hydrogen catalysis and scavenging action of Pd-POSS nanoparticles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Prompted by the need for a self-supported, chemically stable, and functionally flexible catalytic nanoparticle system, we explore a system involving Pd clusters coated with a monolayer of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) cages. With an initial theoretical focus on hydrogen catalysis and sequestration in the Pd-POSS system, we report Density Functional Theory (DFT) results on POSS binding energies to the Pd(110) surface, hydrogen storing ability of POSS, and possible pathways of hydrogen radicals from the catalyst surface to unsaturated bonds away from the surface.

Maiti, A; Gee, R H; Maxwell, R; Saab, A

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion -  

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Ceramic Electrochemistry Ceramic Electrochemistry * Members * Contact * Publications * Overview * Solid Oxide Fuel Cells * Steam Electrolysis Catalysis & Energy Conversion Home Ceramic Electrochemistry Dave Carter and solid oxide fuel cell Materials scientist John David Carter prepares a solid oxide electrochemical cell for high temperature testing. Research activities in the Ceramic Electrochemistry Group are focused on the development of ceramic-based electrochemical devices and components, such as Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and High Temperature Steam Electrolyzers (HTSE). This extends to materials synthesis, fabrication, and characterization. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Research As part of the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Core Technology Program, the goal of this research is the development of solid

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Fuels and energy for the future: The role of catalysis  

SciTech Connect

There are many reasons to decrease the dependency on oil and to increase the use of other energy sources than fossil fuels. The wish for energy security is balanced by a wish for sustainable growth. Catalysis plays an important role in creating new routes and flexibility in the network of energy sources, energy carriers, and energy conversion. The process technologies resemble those applied in the large scale manufacture of commodities. This is illustrated by examples from refinery fuels, synfuels, and hydrogen and the future role of fossil fuels is discussed.

Rostrup-Nielsen, J.R.; Nielsen, R. [Haldor Topsoe Research Labs., Lyngby (Denmark)

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Inorganic Chemistry in Hydrogen Storage and Biomass Catalysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Making or breaking C-H, B-H, C-C bonds has been at the core of catalysis for many years. Making or breaking these bonds to store or recover energy presents us with fresh challenges, including how to catalyze these transformations in molecular systems that are 'tuned' to minimize energy loss and in molecular and material systems present in biomass. This talk will discuss some challenging transformations in chemical hydrogen storage, and some aspects of the inorganic chemistry we are studying in the development of catalysts for biomass utilization.

Thorn, David [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The outer-coordination sphere: incorporating amino acids and peptides as ligands for homogeneous catalysts to mimic enzyme function  

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Great progress has been achieved in the field of homogeneous transition metal-based catalysis, however, as a general rule these solution based catalysts are still easily outperformed, both in terms of rates and selectivity, by their analogous enzyme counterparts, including structural mimics of the active site. This observation suggests that the features of the enzyme beyond the active site, i.e. the outer-coordination sphere, are important for their exceptional function. Directly mimicking the outer-coordination sphere requires the incorporation of amino acids and peptides as ligands for homogeneous catalysts. This effort has been attempted for many homogeneous catalysts which span the manifold of catalytic reactions and often require careful thought regarding solvent type, pH and characterization to avoid unwanted side reactions or catalyst decomposition. This article reviews the current capability of synthesizing and characterizing this often difficult category of metal-based catalysts. This work was funded by the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Shaw, Wendy J.

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

133

TESTING HOMOGENEITY WITH GALAXY STAR FORMATION HISTORIES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observationally confirming spatial homogeneity on sufficiently large cosmological scales is of importance to test one of the underpinning assumptions of cosmology, and is also imperative for correctly interpreting dark energy. A challenging aspect of this is that homogeneity must be probed inside our past light cone, while observations take place on the light cone. The star formation history (SFH) in the galaxy fossil record provides a novel way to do this. We calculate the SFH of stacked luminous red galaxy (LRG) spectra obtained from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. We divide the LRG sample into 12 equal-area contiguous sky patches and 10 redshift slices (0.2 < z < 0.5), which correspond to 120 blocks of volume {approx}0.04 Gpc{sup 3}. Using the SFH in a time period that samples the history of the universe between look-back times 11.5 and 13.4 Gyr as a proxy for homogeneity, we calculate the posterior distribution for the excess large-scale variance due to inhomogeneity, and find that the most likely solution is no extra variance at all. At 95% credibility, there is no evidence of deviations larger than 5.8%.

Hoyle, Ben; Jimenez, Raul [Institut de Ciences del Cosmos (ICC), Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC-UB), Marti i Franques 1, E-08024 Barcelona (Spain); Tojeiro, Rita; Maartens, Roy [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Portsmouth PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Heavens, Alan [Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology, Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Clarkson, Chris [Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, and Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Design and Discovery: Catalysis and Electrical Energy Storage  

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and Discovery: Catalysis and Discovery: Catalysis and Electrical Energy Storage Presenter: N ichols A . R omero, A LCF ESP p ost---doc: Anouar B enali, A LCF PI: L arry C urAss, A NL M SD a nd C NM Comments from a reviewer on "Material Design and Discovery" from a proposal § How c ould t his m achine w ith t hese p rograms b e u sed t o d esign a n ew s olar c ell? Or a n ew c ure f or A IDS? O r a n ew h igh---T s uperconductor? T his i s n ot i ntended a s a trivial q uesAon. T he p resent m ethod o f D ISCOVERY r elies o n t he t rained h uman mind ( insight) a nd e xperiment ( serendipity). C omputaAonal s cience s o f ar h as n ot delivered a ny n ew d iscoveries b ecause i t l acks t he p ossibility o f s erendipity. T he greatest s uccess o f c omputaAonal c hemistry h as b een i mproved i nsight i nto t he way m aterial b ehaves

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Topics and Techniques in Forensic DNA Analysis  

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... Topics and Techniques for Forensic DNA Analysis NYC OCME Dept of Forensic Biology ... NIST Human Identity Project Leader (1999-present) ...

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Lighting: Residential...  

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Lighting: Residential and Commercial Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1 Lighting: Residential and Commercial Requirements Residential Lighting Requirements The 2009 International Energy...

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A Graph Analytical Approach for Topic Detection  

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Topic detection with large and noisy data collections such as social media must address both scalability and accuracy challenges. KeyGraph is an efficient method that improves on current solutions by considering keyword cooccurrence. We show that KeyGraph ... Keywords: KeyGraph-based Topic Detection, Topic detection, community detection, network analysis

Hassan Sayyadi, Louiqa Raschid

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Text segmentation: A topic modeling perspective  

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In this paper, the task of text segmentation is approached from a topic modeling perspective. We investigate the use of two unsupervised topic models, latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) and multinomial mixture (MM), to segment a text into semantically ... Keywords: Dynamic programming, Latent Dirichlet allocation, Semantic information, Text segmentation, Topic modeling

Hemant Misra; François Yvon; Olivier Cappé; Joemon Jose

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Consumption processes and positively homogeneous projection properties  

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We constructively prove the existence of time-discrete consumption processes for stochastic money accounts that fulfill a pre-specified positively homogeneous projection property (PHPP) and let the account always be positive and exactly zero at the end. One possible example is consumption rates forming a martingale under the above restrictions. For finite spaces, it is shown that any strictly positive consumption strategy with restrictions as above possesses at least one corresponding PHPP and could be constructed from it. We also consider numeric examples under time-discrete and -continuous account processes, cases with infinite time horizons and applications to income drawdown and bonus theory.

Fischer, Tom

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Consumption processes and positively homogeneous projection properties  

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We constructively prove the existence of time-discrete consumption processes for stochastic money accounts that fulfill a pre-specified positively homogeneous projection property (PHPP) and let the account always be positive and exactly zero at the end. One possible example is consumption rates forming a martingale under the above restrictions. For finite spaces, it is shown that any strictly positive consumption strategy with restrictions as above possesses at least one corresponding PHPP and could be constructed from it. We also consider numeric examples under time-discrete and-continuous account processes, cases with infinite time horizons and applications to income drawdown and bonus theory.

Tom Fischer

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Special Topics and Data Reports  

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Commercial Buildings Web Site. If you need assistance in viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800 Energy Information Administration Home Page Commercial Buildings Web Site. If you need assistance in viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800 Energy Information Administration Home Page Home > >Commercial Buildings Home > Special Topics and Data Reports Return to: CBECS Home Page 2003 Data Reports: Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (HTML format) 1999 Data Reports: Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (HTML format) 1995 Data Reports: Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics, Energy Consumption, and Expenditures (HTML format) Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (HTML format) Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (PDF format, 735 KB) Yellow Arrow Energy Consumption and Expenditures (HTML format) 1992 Data Reports: Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (HTML format)

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Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys  

? A computational approach has been developed to improve the homogenization heat treatment of solid substitutional alloys. The method utilizes ...

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion -  

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Atom-Efficient Chemical Transformations Atom-Efficient Chemical Transformations iact logo Argonne National Laboratory along with its academic partners has established an Energy Frontier Research Center, the Institute for Atom-efficient Chemical Transformations (IACT) whose focus is to advance the science of catalysis for the efficient conversion of energy resources into usable forms. IACT is one of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers that DOE has established in the United States. IACT is a partnership among world-class scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Using a multidisciplinary approach involving integrated catalyst synthesis, advanced characterization, catalytic experimentation, and computation, IACT is addressing key

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Blue Ruthenium Dimer Catalysis for Hydrogen Generation | Advanced Photon  

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A High-Pressure Nano-imaging Breakthrough A High-Pressure Nano-imaging Breakthrough Protein Structure Could Lead to Better Treatments for HIV, Early Aging The Superpower behind Iron Oxyfluoride Battery Electrodes Watching a Protein as it Functions Shedding Light on Chemistry with a Biological Twist Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Blue Ruthenium Dimer Catalysis for Hydrogen Generation APRIL 15, 2013 Bookmark and Share Key intermediates in the water oxidation catalytic cycle of the blue dimer characterized by x-ray spectroscopy. Optimization of the reactivity toward water (purple arrow) and oxidation of the resulting peroxo-intermediate (blue arrow) are needed for improved catalytic activity.

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Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces | Department of Energy  

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Interfaces Interfaces Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces July 18, 2011 - 2:45pm View(active tab) Edit Workflow Addthis A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group What does this mean for me? A prime example of these applications is artificial photosynthesis -- the effort to capture energy from the sun and transform it into electricity or chemical fuels. Catalysts (substances that speed up the rates of chemical reactions without themselves being chemically changed) are used to initiate virtually every industrial manufacturing process that involves chemistry. With the advent of nano-sized catalysts, metal and metal oxide catalysts have surged in importance. Recently, researchers at the Department's Lawrence Berkeley National

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion  

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials * Members * Contact * Publications * Overview * Alternative Electrocatalysts * Electrocatalyst Durability * Hydrogen Storage * Electrocatalyst Degradation Catalysis & Energy Conversion Home Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials Polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) systems are promising alternatives to conventional power systems for transportation, portable, and stationary applications due to their high efficiency of converting fuel to electricity, low emissions, and low operating temperatures. Three major issues for PEFC systems, especially for portable and transportation use, are cost, lifetime, and fuel storage, with the fuel of choice being hydrogen. Argonne's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials group has active research projects in these three areas, to enable the use of this promising technology in a variety of applications.

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Key Accomplishments @ Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure Group | Chemistry  

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Recent Key Accomplishments Recent Key Accomplishments WGS: Importance of the Metal-Oxide Interface in Catalysis: In Situ Studies of the Water-Gas Shift Reaction by Ambient-Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy A New Type of Strong Metal-Support Interaction and the Production of H-2 through the Transformation of Water on Pt/CeO2(111) and Pt/CeOx/TiO2(110) Catalysts In situ studies of CeO2-supported Pt, Ru, and Pt-Ru alloy catalysts for the water-gas shift reaction: Active phases and reaction intermediates In situ/operando studies for the production of hydrogen through the water-gas shift on metal oxide catalysts Mechanistic understanding of WGS catalysts from first principles: Au(111) Supported Oxide Nanoparticles Theoretical catalyst optimization of WGS catalysts: Cu(111) supported oxide nanostructures

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Molecular surface science of heterogeneous catalysis. History and perspective  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A personal account is given of how the author became involved with modern surface science and how it was employed for studies of the chemistry of surfaces and heterogeneous catalysis. New techniques were developed for studying the properties of the surface monolayers: Auger electron spectroscopy, LEED, XPS, molecular beam surface scattering, etc. An apparatus was developed and used to study hydrocarbon conversion reactions on Pt, CO hydrogenation on Rh and Fe, and NH/sub 3/ synthesis on Fe. A model has been developed for the working Pt reforming catalyst. The three molecular ingredients that control catalytic properties are atomic surface structure, an active carbonaceous deposit, and the proper oxidation state of surface atoms. 40 references, 21 figures. (DLC)

Somorjai, G.A.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LDRD final report on new homogeneous catalysts for direct olefin epoxidation (LDRD 52591).  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes our findings during the study of a novel homogeneous epoxidation catalyst system that uses molecular oxygen as the oxidant, a ''Holy Grail'' in catalysis. While olefins (alkenes) that do not contain allylic hydrogens can be epoxidized directly using heterogeneous catalysts, most olefins cannot, and so a general, atom-efficient route is desired. While most of the work performed on this LDRD has been on pincer complexes of late transition metals, we also scouted out metal/ligand combinations that were significantly different, and unfortunately, less successful. Most of the work reported here deals with phosphorus-ligated Pd hydrides [(PCP)Pd-H]. We have demonstrated that molecular oxygen gas can insert into the Pd-H bond, giving a structurally characterized Pd-OOH species. This species reacts with oxygen acceptors such as olefins to donate an oxygen atom, although in various levels of selectivity, and to generate a [(PCP)Pd-OH] molecule. We discovered that the active [(PCP)Pd-H] active catalyst can be regenerated by addition of either CO or hydrogen. The demonstration of each step of the catalytic cycle is quite significant. Extensions to the pincer-Pd chemistry by attaching a fluorinated tail to the pincer designed to be used in solvents with higher oxygen solubilities are also presented.

Goldberg, Karen (University of Washington); Smythe, Nicole A. (University of Washington); Moore, Joshua T.; Stewart, Constantine A.; Kemp, Richard Alan; Miller, James Edward; Kornienko, Alexander (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology); Denney, Melanie C. (University of Washington); Cetto, Kara L. (University of Washington)

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules...  

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Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules Topic Index to the DOE Administrative...

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Molecular computations for reactions and phase transitions: applications to protein stabilization, hydrates and catalysis  

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In this work we have made significant contributions in three different areas of interest: therapeutic protein stabilization, thermodynamics of natural gas clathrate-hydrates, and zeolite catalysis. In all three fields, ...

Anderson, Brian J.

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Transformation of Sorbitol to Biofuels by Heterogeneous Catalysis: Chemical and Industrial  

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Transformation of Sorbitol to Biofuels by Heterogeneous Catalysis: Chemical and Industrial ainsi que des exemples d'applications industrielles. Abstract -- Transformation of Sorbitol to Biofuels and biodiesel production led to first generation biofuels. Nowadays, research is focused on lignocellulosic

Recanati, Catherine

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International Energy Outlook - Special Topics  

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A A Energy Information Administration Forecast Channel. If having trouble viewing this page, contact the National Energy Informaiton Center at (202) 586-8800. Return to Energy Information Administration Home Page Home > Environment> International Energy Outlook> Special Topics International Energy Outlook 2004 Converting Gross Domestic Product for Different Countries to U.S. Dollars: Market Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Parity Rates The world energy forecasts in IEO2004 are based primarily on projections of GDP for different countries and regions, which for purposes of comparison are expressed in 1997 U.S. dollars. First, GDP projections are prepared for the individual countries in terms of their own national currencies and 1997 prices of goods and services. Then, the projections are converted to 1997 U.S. dollars by applying average 1997 foreign exchange rates between the various national currencies and the dollar. The resulting projections of real GDP are thus based on national 1997 prices in each country and the 1997 market exchange rate (MER) for each currency against the U.S. dollar.

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Homogeneous catalyst formulations for methanol production  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

There is disclosed synthesis of CH.sub.3 OH from carbon monoxide and hydrogen using an extremely active homogeneous catalyst for methanol synthesis directly from synthesis gas. The catalyst operates preferably between 100.degree.-150.degree. C. and preferably at 100-150 psia synthesis gas to produce methanol. Use can be made of syngas mixtures which contain considerable quantities of other gases, such as nitrogen, methane or excess hydrogen. The catalyst is composed of two components: (a) a transition metal carbonyl complex and (b) an alkoxide component. In the simplest formulation, component (a) is a complex of nickel tetracarbonyl and component (b) is methoxide (CH.sub.3 O.sup.-), both being dissolved in a methanol solvent system. The presence of a co-solvent such as p-dioxane, THF, polyalcohols, ethers, hydrocarbons, and crown ethers accelerates the methanol synthesis reaction.

Mahajan, Devinder (Port Jefferson, NY); Sapienza, Richard S. (Shoreham, NY); Slegeir, William A. (Hampton Bays, NY); O' Hare, Thomas E. (Huntington Station, NY)

1991-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogeneous catalyst formulations for methanol production  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

There is disclosed synthesis of CH.sub.3 OH from carbon monoxide and hydrogen using an extremely active homogeneous catalyst for methanol synthesis directly from synthesis gas. The catalyst operates preferably between 100.degree.-150.degree. C. and preferably at 100-150 psia synthesis gas to produce methanol. Use can be made of syngas mixtures which contain considerable quantities of other gases, such as nitrogen, methane or excess hydrogen. The catalyst is composed of two components: (a) a transition metal carbonyl complex and (b) an alkoxide component. In the simplest formulation, component (a) is a complex of nickel tetracarbonyl and component (b) is methoxide (CH.sub.3 O.sup.13 ), both being dissolved in a methanol solvent system. The presence of a co-solvent such as p-dioxane, THF, polyalcohols, ethers, hydrocarbons, and crown ethers accelerates the methanol synthesis reaction.

Mahajan, Devinder (Port Jefferson, NY); Sapienza, Richard S. (Shoreham, NY); Slegeir, William A. (Hampton Bays, NY); O' Hare, Thomas E. (Huntington Station, NY)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report on Kokes Awards for the 20th North American Catalysis Society Meeting  

SciTech Connect

This Final Report describes how the Kokes Awards program was carried out for the 2007 meeting with regard to selection of students and disbursement of funds received from DOE and other sources. The objective of the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program of the American Catalysis Society is to encourage graduate students to attend and participate meaningfully in the biennial North American Catalysis Society Meeting.

Wong, Michael S.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking topic birth and death in LDA.  

SciTech Connect

Most topic modeling algorithms that address the evolution of documents over time use the same number of topics at all times. This obscures the common occurrence in the data where new subjects arise and old ones diminish or disappear entirely. We propose an algorithm to model the birth and death of topics within an LDA-like framework. The user selects an initial number of topics, after which new topics are created and retired without further supervision. Our approach also accommodates many of the acceleration and parallelization schemes developed in recent years for standard LDA. In recent years, topic modeling algorithms such as latent semantic analysis (LSA)[17], latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA)[10] and their descendants have offered a powerful way to explore and interrogate corpora far too large for any human to grasp without assistance. Using such algorithms we are able to search for similar documents, model and track the volume of topics over time, search for correlated topics or model them with a hierarchy. Most of these algorithms are intended for use with static corpora where the number of documents and the size of the vocabulary are known in advance. Moreover, almost all current topic modeling algorithms fix the number of topics as one of the input parameters and keep it fixed across the entire corpus. While this is appropriate for static corpora, it becomes a serious handicap when analyzing time-varying data sets where topics come and go as a matter of course. This is doubly true for online algorithms that may not have the option of revising earlier results in light of new data. To be sure, these algorithms will account for changing data one way or another, but without the ability to adapt to structural changes such as entirely new topics they may do so in counterintuitive ways.

Wilson, Andrew T.; Robinson, David Gerald

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:DIA/Topic | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Topic Topic Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics Property Type String Description Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values Environmental;Economic;Social Pages using the property "DIA/Topic" Showing 7 pages using this property. A Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool + Environmental + Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model + Environmental +, Economic + E Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model + Environmental +, Economic +, Social + Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) + Environmental + P Powering Health + Social + T Threshold 21 Model + Social + U UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool + Environmental +, Economic +, Social +

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Topic A" Awardee: Western Electricity Coordinating Council |...  

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A" Awardee: Western Electricity Coordinating Council Topic A" Awardee: Western Electricity Coordinating Council Regional Transmission Expansion Planning (RTEP) The America Recovery...

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Special Topics: Environmental Degradation: Web resources  

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The Hendrix Group - Materials & Corrosion Engineers. Corrosion photos, glossary,case studies, and topical reports, 0, 802, Cathy Rohrer, 10/12/2007 1:54 PM

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Collaboration Topics - Meshing | National Nuclear Security Administrat...  

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& Technology Programs > Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and Institutional R&D Programs > NNSACEA Cooperation in Computer Science > Collaboration Topics - Meshing...

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Collaboration Topics - Visualization | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Collaboration Topics - Visualization Home > About Us > Our...

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Collaboration Topics - System Software | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Collaboration Topics - System Software Home > About Us > Our...

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic...  

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State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State Agency...

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic...  

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Security  

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The Security Topic group is comprised of regulators, law enforcement officials, labor and industry representatives and other subject matter experts concerned with secure transport of spent nuclear...

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Renewable Energy Project Development: Advanced Concept Topics  

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Concept Topics An Introduction to Risk, Tribal Roles, and Support Policies in the Renewable Energy Project Development Process Course Outline What we will cover... About the...

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SSHLDA: a semi-supervised hierarchical topic model  

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Supervised hierarchical topic modeling and unsupervised hierarchical topic modeling are usually used to obtain hierarchical topics, such as hLLDA and hLDA. Supervised hierarchical topic modeling makes heavy use of the information from observed hierarchical ...

Xian-Ling Mao; Zhao-Yan Ming; Tat-Seng Chua; Si Li; Hongfei Yan; Xiaoming Li

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31,...

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Materials for Nuclear Power: Digital Resource Center Text Topic  

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Feb 19, 2007 ... Print this topic. Topic Title WEB RESOURCE: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, Materials Science Program ...

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NOX REDUCTION FOR LEAN EXHAUST USING PLASMA ASSISTED CATALYSIS  

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Currently CARB estimates on road diesel vehicles contribute 50% of the NOX and 78% of the particulates being discharged from mobile sources. Diesel emissions obviously must be reduced if future air quality targets are to be met. A critical technological barrier exists because there are no commercial technologies available, which can reduce NOX from diesel (lean), exhaust containing 5-15% O2 concentration. One promising approach to reducing NOX and particulates from diesel exhaust is to use a combination of plasma with catalyst. Plasma can be generated thermally or non-thermally. Thermal plasma is formed by heating the system to an exceedingly high temperature (>2000 C). High temperature requirements for plasma makes thermal plasma inefficient and requires skillful thermal management and hence is considered impractical for mobile applications. Non-thermal plasma directs electrical energy into the creation of free electrons, which in turn react with gaseous species thus creating plasma. A combination of non-thermal plasma with catalysts can be referred to Plasma Assisted Catalysts or PAC. PAC technology has been demonstrated in stationary sources where non-thermal plasma catalysis is carried out in presence of NH3 as a reductant. In stationary applications NO is oxidized to HNO3 and then into ammonium nitrate where it is condensed and removed. This approach is impractical for mobile application because of the ammonia requirement and the ultimate mechanism by which NOX is removed. However, if a suitable catalyst can be found which can use onboard fuel as reductant then the technology holds a considerable promise. NOX REDUCTION FOR LEAN EXHAUST USING PLASMA ASSISTED CATALYSIS Ralph Slone, B. Bhatt and Victor Puchkarev NOXTECH INC. In addition to the development of an effective catalyst, a non-thermal plasma reactor needs be scaled and demonstrated along with a reliable and cost effective plasma power source and onboard HC source needs to be proven. Under the work sponsored by DOE and SCAQMD Noxtech is developing a cost effective and reliable PAC system for mobile applications. The goal of the program is to develop a suitable catalyst with the ability to remove high levels of NOx at reasonable space velocities. This new catalyst will then be used to scale the technology to treat exhaust from 80Hp engine and eventually to demonstrate the technology on 200 and 400 Hp engine applications. Using the 2004 EPA proposed regulation as a standard, it is clear in order for PAC system to be commercially viable it needs to remove NOX by 70% or better. It is further assumed from past experience that 30,000 HR-1 space velocities are necessary to ensure a good compact design.

Bhatt, B.

2000-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

172

Topic relatedness in evaluative information extraction  

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The task of extracting opinions/evaluations related to a given topic from a large number of documents such as Web documents is crucial for developing an automatic evaluation finding system, which can handle a wide variety of topics as input. In this ...

Takuya Kawada; Tetsuji Nakagawa; Kentaro Inui; Sadao Kurohashi

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Digital Resource Center Text Topic - TMS  

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Feb 15, 2007 ... Print this topic. Topic Title Article and Instructional Tutorial: An integrated framework for multi-scale materials simulation and design ... A detailed example is provided for the Al-Cu binary system. CITATION: Z.-K. Liu, L.-Q. Chen ...

174

Topical web crawlers: Evaluating adaptive algorithms  

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Topical crawlers are increasingly seen as a way to address the scalability limitations of universal search engines, by distributing the crawling process across users, queries, or even client computers. The context available to such crawlers can guide ... Keywords: Efficiency, evaluation, evolution, exploitation, exploration, reinforcement learning, topical crawlers

Filippo Menczer; Gautam Pant; Padmini Srinivasan

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Analyzing entities and topics in news articles using statistical topic models  

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Statistical language models can learn relationships between topics discussed in a document collection and persons, organizations and places mentioned in each document. We present a novel combination of statistical topic models and named-entity recognizers ...

David Newman; Chaitanya Chemudugunta; Padhraic Smyth; Mark Steyvers

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

TASK PLAN: Tribal Issues Topic Group  

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Task Plan 1 Tribal Issues Topic Group 7/12/00 Task Plan 1 Tribal Issues Topic Group 7/12/00 Task Plan 1 Page 1 Status: Active DOE Lead: National Transportation Program (NTP-AL; Judith Holm @ 505-845-4767) Start Date: January 1998 End Date: TBD Subject: TEC Topic Group - Tribal Issues rpose: To address issues such as: (1) HM-164 as it relates to Tribes; (2) to complete the Tribal column of the Rail Topic Group Regulatory Matrix; (3) to determine Tribal authority to stop and inspect shipments of radioactive materials; (4) to provide tribal pre-notification of DOE spent fuel shipments consistent with DOE policy and to provide continuous satellite-based tracking and monitoring capability to Tribes; (5) and to address Tribal involvement in transportation planning, training, and funding. The Topic Group

177

Dendrimer-encapsulated metal nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, and applications to catalysis  

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The research in this dissertation examines the chemistry and applications of dendrimers in homogeneous catalysis. We examined interactions between dendrimers and charged probe molecules, prepared dendrimer-encapsulated metal nanoparticles in organic solvents, studied size-selectivity of dendrimer-encapsulted catalysts, and designed molecular rulers as in-situ probes to measure the location of dendrimer-encapsulted metal nanoparticles. The intrinsic proton binding constant and a constant that characterizes the strength of electrostatic interactions among occupied binding sites in poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers have been obtained by studying the effect of solution pH on the protonation of the dendrimers. The significant finding is that these two factors are greatly modulated by the unique and hydrophobic microenvironment in the dendrimer interior. Hydrophilic poly(propylene imine) (PPI) dendrimers were modified with various hydrophobic alkyl chains through an amide linkage and were then used as templates for preparing intradendrimer copper nanoclusters. The main driving force for encapsulating metal-ions was found to be the differences in metal-ion solubility between the solvent and the interior of the dendrimer. Nanometer-sized metal particles are synthesized and encapsulated into the interior of dendrimers by first mixing together the dendrimer and metal ion solution and then reducing the composite chemically, and the resulting dendrimer-encapsulated metal nanoparticles can then be used as catalysts. By controlling the packing density on the dendrimer periphery using either different dendrimer generations or dendrimer surface functionalities, it is possible to control access of substrates to the encapsulated catalytic nanoparticle. Molecular rulers consisting of a large molecular "stopper", a reactive probe and a linker were designed as in-situ probes for determining the average distance between the surface of dendrimer-encapsulated palladium nanoparticles and the periphery of their fourth-generation, hydroxyl-terminated PAMAM dendrimer hosts. By doing so, we avoid having to make assumptions about the nanoparticle size and shape. The results suggest that the surface of the encapsulated nanoparticle is situated 0.7 ± 0.2 nm from the surface of the dendrimer.

Niu, Yanhui

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Publications - Catalysis and  

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Fuel Cell Engineering Fuel Cell Engineering A H. Adachi, S. Ahmed, S. H. D. Lee, D. Papadias, R. K. Ahluwalia, J. C. Bendert, S. A. Kanner, and Y. Yamazaki, "A Natural-Gas Fuel Processor for a Residential Fuel Cell System," Journal of Power Sources, accepted for publication (2009) S. Ahmed, "Renewable Power Sources," (invited talk), University of Houston, Houston, TX, March 22-23, 2012. S. Ahmed, "Fuel Cell Based Combined Heat and Power for Small Systems (1-100 kW)," (invited talk), University of Houston, Houston, TX, March 22-23, 2012. S. Ahmed, R. Ahluwalia, S. H. D. Lee and S. Lottes, "A Gasoline Fuel Processor Designed to Study Quick-Start Performance," Journal of Power Sources 154(1), 214-222 (2006) C S. Y. Choung, M. Ferrandon, and T. Krause, "Pt-Re Bimetallic Supported on CeO2-ZrO2 Mixed Oxides as Water-Gas Shift Catalysts," Catalysis Today 99, 257-262 (2005)

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Lean NOx catalysis for gasoline fueled European cars  

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There is increasing interest in operating gasoline fueled passenger cars lean of the stoichiometric air/fuel (A/F) ratio to improve fuel economy. These types of engines will operate at lean A/F ratios while cruising at partial load, and return to stoichiometric or even rich conditions when more power is required. The challenge for the engine and catalyst manufacturer is to develop a system which will combine the high activity rates of a state-of-the-art three-way catalyst (TWC) with the ability to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the presence of excess oxygen. The objective is to achieve the future legislative limits (EURO III/IV) in the European Union. Recent developments in automotive pollution control catalysis show that the use of NOx adsorption materials is a suitable way to reduce NOx emissions of gasoline-fueled lean-burn engines. However, the primary task for the implementation of this technology in the European market will be to improve the catalyst`s high-temperature stability and to decrease its susceptibility to sulfur poisoning. Outlined here are results of a recent R and D program to achieve NOx reduction under lean-burn gasoline engine conditions. Model gas test results as well as engine bench data are used for discussion of the parameters which control NOx adsorption efficiency under various conditions.

NONE

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Design of Catalytic Materials for Plasma Assisted Catalysis System  

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In recent years, the Plasma Assisted Catalysis (PAC) approach for controlling NOx and/or particulate emissions from mobile diesel engines has received a significant amount of attention from researchers. Substantial work has been performed by various researchers to develop an understanding of the reaction mechanisms in a plasma reactor in conjunction with conventional lean-NOx catalyst materials. However, less effort has been devoted to systematically investigating new catalyst materials specifically designed for application in the PAC system. Since it is believed that plasma produces a unique environment for a catalyst bed (i.e. oxidation of NO to NO2 and partial oxidation/reforming of hydrocarbon reductants in the exhaust), new catalytic materials that take advantage of the plasma reactor conditions need to be studied. Optimum catalyst materials will be required in order to develop a PAC system that achieves maximum deNOx performance over the wide range of operating conditions in which the system will be required to operate for application on heavy duty diesel engines. This presentation discusses the issues involved in designing catalytic materials for achieving high NOx conversion in a laboratory test PAC system, and what is required to improve the catalyst materials further for application in an on-engine environment.

Park, Paul W.

2000-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys  

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Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys Contact NETL Technology Transfer Group techtransfer@netl.doe.gov May 2013 Significance * Reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide output due to shorter, more effective heat treatments * Substantially lower processing costs * Ability to optimize the mechanical properties of alloys for improved downstream performance * Adaptable to the constraints of individual production facilities and the level of homogenization desired Applications * Any solid substitutional alloy utilized in a

182

Pin diameter optimization in 1200 MWe heterogeneous vs. homogeneous LMFBRs  

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LMFBRs with internal blankets (heterogeneous reactors) are known for reducing the sodium void reactivity and increasing the breeding ratio. As for homogeneous reactors, the optimization of the fuel pin diameter for heterogeneous reactors is of great interest. The optimum pin diameter is obtained by changing the fuel pin diameter until the homogenized fuel volume fraction is the same as the optimum fuel volume fraction of the homogeneous core. The optimization of the fuel pin diameter with respect to doubling time for a loosely coupled 1200 MWe oxide heterogeneous reactor is described. The results are compared with those of a homogeneous reactor.

Orechwa, Y.; Turski, R.B.; King, M.J.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Influence of Reinforcement Homogeneity on the Deformation and ...  

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... to determine deformation and fracture behavior for each condition of homogeneity via compression tests and chevron-notch short rod specimens, respectively.

184

Property:ProgramTopics | Open Energy Information  

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ProgramTopics ProgramTopics Jump to: navigation, search This is a page of String. Pages using the property "ProgramTopics" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 2 2008 Solar Technologies Market Report + Market analysis +, Resource assessment + 2010 Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada: Third Edition + Potentials & Scenarios + 2010 Solar Market Transformation Analysis and Tools + Market analysis +, Pathways analysis +, Technology characterizations + 2010 Vehicle Technologies Market Report + Deployment Data + A A Case for Climate Neutrality: Case Studies on Moving Towards a Low Carbon Economy + Implementation +, Low emission development planning + A Compendium of Utility-Sponsored Energy-Efficient Rebate Programs + Policy +, Deployment +, & Program Impact +

185

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic  

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Summaries Rail Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31, 2006 July 27, 2006 June 8, 2006 April 20, 2006 March 9, 2006 January 26, 2006 November 9, 2005 September 15, 2005 April 28, 2005 March 24, 2005 February 24, 2005 January 27, 2005 December 16, 2004 October 28, 2004 May 17, 2004 June 2, 2003 June 26, 2002 March 26, 1999 November 13, 1998 Meeting October 6, 1998 Meeting September 11, 1998 Meeting June 22, 1998 Meeting May 27, 1998 Meeting November 3, 1997 Meeting September 18, 1997 Meeting More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing Conference Call Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections

186

Devonian gas shales bibliography. Topical report  

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Reports and publications (1983 to May 1991) on Devonian shale research are listed by title. The reports cover topics such as geology, reservoirs, production, drilling technology, and gas yields.

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1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Depleted UF6 Conversion facility EIS Topics  

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Topics Topics Depleted UF6 Conversion Facility EIS Topics A listing of topics included in the Depleted UF6 Conversion Facility EISs. DOE addressed the following environmental issues when assessing the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives in the two site-specific EISs. DOE solicited comment from the Federal agencies, Native American tribes, state and local governments, and the general public on these and any other issues as part of the public scoping process: Potential impacts on health from DUF6 conversion activities, including potential impacts to workers and the public from exposure to radiation and chemicals during routine and accident conditions for the construction, operation, maintenance, and decontamination and decommissioning of DUF6 conversion facilities.

188

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Tribal  

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The Tribal Topic Group was established in January 1998 to address government-to-government consultation between DOE and Indian Tribes affected by its transportation activities. The group focuses on...

189

Detached shock problem and related topics  

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A finite difference method for solving the Cauchy or initial value problem for elliptic partial differential equations as introduced in (1) and further developed in (2) will be the principal topic discussed here. Involved in this discussion, also, will ...

H. M. Lieberstein

1959-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Geek-Up[3.11.2011]: Energy Efficiency, Catalysis and Open Source Tools |  

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1.2011]: Energy Efficiency, Catalysis and Open Source 1.2011]: Energy Efficiency, Catalysis and Open Source Tools Geek-Up[3.11.2011]: Energy Efficiency, Catalysis and Open Source Tools March 11, 2011 - 4:37pm Addthis L. Keith Woo | Photo courtesy of Ames National Laboratory L. Keith Woo | Photo courtesy of Ames National Laboratory Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Ames Laboratory researcher and Iowa State University professor L. Keith Woo is on the search for catalysts that lead to more efficient, safer and cleaner chemical reactions that work at lower pressures and temperatures and create less waste. In one project, Dr. Woo is working to understand the chemistry behind fast pyrolysis for creating bio-oil from biomass. Fast pyrolysis quickly heats up biomass (such as corn stalks and leaves) in the absence of oxygen to

191

2010 CATALYSIS GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, JUNE 27 - JULY 2, 2010, NEW LONDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE  

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Catalysis is a key technology for improving the quality of life while simultaneously reducing the adverse impact of human activities on the environment. The discovery of new catalytic processes and the improvement of existing ones are also critically important for securing the nation's energy supply. The GRC on Catalysis is considered one the most prestigious conference for catalysis research, bringing together leading researchers from both academia, industry and national labs to discuss the latest, most exciting research in catalysis and the future directions for the field. The 2010 GRC on Catalysis will follow time-honored traditions and feature invited talks from the world's leading experts in the fundamentals and applications of catalytic science and technology. We plan to have increased participation from industry. The extended discussions in the company of outstanding thinkers will stimulate and foster new science. The conference will include talks in the following areas: Alternative feedstocks for chemicals and fuels, Imaging and spectroscopy, Design of novel catalysts, Catalyst preparation fundamentals, Molecular insights through theory, Surface Science, Catalyst stability and dynamics. In 2010, the Catalysis conference will move to a larger conference room with a new poster session area that will allow 40 posters per session. The dorm rooms provide single and double accommodations, free WiFi and the registration fee includes all meals and the famous lobster dinner on Thursday night. Afternoons are open to enjoy the New England ambiance with opportunities for hiking, sailing, golf and tennis to create an outstanding conference that will help you network with colleagues, and make long lasting connections.

Abhaya Datye

2010-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

192

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries | Department of  

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Rail Meeting Summaries Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries MEETING SUMMARIES Kansas City TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 25, 2007 Atlanta TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 6, 2007 Green Bay Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - October 26, 2006 Washington DC TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 15, 2006 Pueblo TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 22, 2005 Phoenix TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 4, 2005 Minneapolis TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 21, 2004 Albuquerque TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 22, 2004 New Orleans TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 29, 2002 Jacksonville TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 20, 1999 Milwaukee TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 13, 1998

193

Modelling sequential text with an adaptive topic model  

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Topic models are increasingly being used for text analysis tasks, often times replacing earlier semantic techniques such as latent semantic analysis. In this paper, we develop a novel adaptive topic model with the ability to adapt topics from both the ...

Lan Du; Wray Buntine; Huidong Jin

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents | Department...  

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Draft Rail Topic Group Task Plan Final Rail Topic Group Paper Strawman Report Comments Matrix 2002 Summary of the Rail Topic Group Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison...

195

Smart Grid Investment Grant Topic Areas | Department of Energy  

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Grant Topic Areas Smart Grid Investment Grant Topic Areas A description of the topic areas for projects selected for award under the Smart Grid Investment Grant project of the...

196

Hydrogen storage materials and method of making by dry homogenation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Dry homogenized metal hydrides, in particular aluminum hydride compounds, as a material for reversible hydrogen storage is provided. The reversible hydrogen storage material comprises a dry homogenized material having transition metal catalytic sites on a metal aluminum hydride compound, or mixtures of metal aluminum hydride compounds. A method of making such reversible hydrogen storage materials by dry doping is also provided and comprises the steps of dry homogenizing metal hydrides by mechanical mixing, such as be crushing or ball milling a powder, of a metal aluminum hydride with a transition metal catalyst. In another aspect of the invention, a method of powering a vehicle apparatus with the reversible hydrogen storage material is provided.

Jensen, Craig M. (Kailua, HI); Zidan, Ragaiy A. (Honolulu, HI)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Partnering at the National Laboratories: Catalysis as a Case Study  

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The role of the national laboratories, particularly the defense program laboratories, since the end of the cold war, has been a topic of continuing debate. The relationship of national laboratories to industry spurred debate which ranged from designating the labs as instrumental to maintaining U.S. economic competitiveness to concern over the perception of corporate welfare to questions regarding the industrial globalization and the possibility of U.S. taxpayer dollars supporting foreign entities. Less debated, but equally important, has been the national laboratories' potential competition with academia for federal research dollars and discussions detailing the role of each in the national research enterprise.

JACKSON,NANCY B.

1999-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

198

TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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

TEC Tribal Topic Group Conference Call TEC Tribal Topic Group Conference Call January 18, 2006 Group Chair: Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) Participating TEC Tribal Topic Group Members: Rob Burnside (CTUIR), Earl Easton (U.S. NRC), Kristen Ellis (DOE/CI), Ed Gonzales (ELG), Angela Hill (DOE/OCRWM), Marsha Keister (INL), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Titto Moses (CTUIR), Stanley Paytiamo (Pueblo of Acoma), Willie Preacher (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), Cathy Reynolds (DOE/GC), Larry Stern (CVSA), Kevin Tafoya (Santa Clara Pueblo), Neil Weber (Pueblo de San Ildefonso), Andrea Wilkins (NCSL), Sarah Wochos (CSG-MW) DOE support contractors also participated in this call. Action Items: Responsible Party Action to be Taken Jay Jones/Corinne Macaluso/ Email and fax 180(c)-related 2006 Federal Register Notices to Tribal

199

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training...  

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Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training Meeting Summaries Meeting Summaries Philadelphia TEC Meeting, Topic Group Summary - July 1999...

200

Materials for Nuclear Power: Digital Resource Center Text Topic  

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Print this topic. Topic Title WEB RESOURCE: Nuclear Energy and Global Security Technologies Center. Date Posted: 5/15/2007 2:43 PM Posted By: Lynne ...

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201

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARIES Rail Topic Group Inspections Subgroup Planning Subgroup Tracking Subgroup TRAGIS Subgroup...

202

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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TRAGIS Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries TRAGIS Subgroup TRAGIS Subgroup April 11, 2006 More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic...

203

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Intermodal...  

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Intermodal Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Intermodal Subgroup Intermodal Subgroup Draft Work Plan More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic...

204

HSS Focus Group Meeting (Topical Meeting) | Department of Energy  

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HSS Focus Group Meeting (Topical Meeting) HSS Focus Group Meeting (Topical Meeting) Aging Workforce and Strategic Initiatives Meeting Date: November 6, 2008 Documents Available for...

205

Topics in Bayesian sample size determination and Bayesian model selection.  

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??This dissertation contains three topics using the Bayesian paradigm for statistical inference. The first topic is related to Bayesian sample size determination with a misclassified… (more)

Cheng, Dunlei.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Training and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary  

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and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary Philadelphia, PA July 13, 1999 Fire Chief Bill Ruting (La Grange, IL, Fire Department) presented the results of the topic...

207

Microsoft Word - Topic A Requirements _2_  

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

A Requirements A Requirements Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning Topic A awardees must fulfill the following requirements: 1. The work to be performed must cover the entire Interconnection. 2. Analyses and planning must be developed and performed in a transparent and collaborative manner, and the study processes must be open to participation by state and federal officials, representatives from independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs), utilities, and relevant stakeholder bodies or non-government organizations (NGO's), including appropriate entities in Canada and Mexico. Discuss approach to ensure consensus among stakeholders on key issues. 3. The awardee must establish a multi-constituency steering group that will provide

208

User-sentiment topic model: refining user's topics with sentiment information  

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In large social networks, users feel free to share their feelings about anything they are interested in and many research works have focused on modeling users' interests on social network for product recommendations or personal services. Unfortunately, ... Keywords: sentiment detection, topic model, user-sentiment topic model

Tong Zhao; Chunping Li; Qiang Ding; Li Li

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Topic dynamics: an alternative model of bursts in streams of topics  

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For some time there has been increasing interest in the problem of monitoring the occurrence of topics in a stream of events, such as a stream of news articles. This has led to different models of bursts in these streams, i.e., periods of elevated ... Keywords: burst, hierarchy, momentum, pubmed, topic dynamic

Dan He; D. Stott Parker

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Latent Community Topic Analysis: Integration of Community Discovery with Topic Modeling  

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This article studies the problem of latent community topic analysis in text-associated graphs. With the development of social media, a lot of user-generated content is available with user networks. Along with rich information in networks, user graphs ... Keywords: Topic modeling, community discovery

Zhijun Yin; Liangliang Cao; Quanquan Gu; Jiawei Han

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Homogenization of Radiosonde Temperature Time Series Using Innovation Statistics  

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Radiosonde temperature records contain valuable information for climate change research from the 1940s onward. Since they are affected by numerous artificial shifts, time series homogenization efforts are required. This paper introduces a new ...

Leopold Haimberger

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Homogenization Techniques for European Monthly Mean Surface Pressure Series  

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The quality of 51 series of surface pressure (extending back to between 1780 and 1871) over Europe is assessed using three different homogenization techniques. A new technique introduced here based on an iteration of multiple qualitative ...

V. C. Slonosky; P. D. Jones; T. D. Davies

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Laboratory Simulation of Tidal Rectification over Seamounts: Homogeneous Model  

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The problem of the oscillatory motion of a homogeneous, rotating fluid in the vicinity of an isolated topographic feature is investigated in the laboratory and numerically. The laboratory experiments are conducted by fixing a cosine-squared body ...

Don L. Boyer; Gabriel Chabert d'Hieres; Henri Didelle; Jacques Verron; Rui-Rong Chen; Lijun Tao

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Unsteady flows of in homogeneous in compressible fluids  

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In this paper, we study the unsteady motion of in homogeneous in compressible viscous fluids. We present the results corresponding to Stokes second problem and for the flow between two parallel plates where one is oscillating.

Massoudi, Mehrdad; Vaidya, Ashwin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Distribution of Radiation Density in a Homogeneous Cloudy Laye  

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of Radiation Density in a Homogeneous Cloudy Layer S. V. Dvoryashin, K. A. Shukorov, A. H. Shukurov, and G. S. Golitsyn A. M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics Russian...

216

A compact setup to study homogeneous nucleation and condensation  

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An experiment is presented to study homogeneous nucleation and the subsequent droplet growth at high temperatures and high pressures in a compact setup that does not use moving parts. Nucleation and condensation are induced in an adiabatic

Mattias Karlsson; Ivo Alxneit; Frederik Rütten; Daniel Wuillemin; Hans Rudolf Tschudi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Homogeneity of Gridded Precipitation Datasets for the Colorado River Basin  

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Inhomogeneity in gridded meteorological data may arise from the inclusion of inhomogeneous station data or from aspects of the gridding procedure itself. However, the homogeneity of gridded datasets is rarely questioned, even though an analysis ...

Galina Guentchev; Joseph J. Barsugli; Jon Eischeid

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Fuel effects in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engines  

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Homogenous-charge, compression-ignition (HCCI) combustion is a new method of burning fuel in internal combustion (IC) engines. In an HCCI engine, the fuel and air are premixed prior to combustion, like in a spark-ignition ...

Angelos, John P. (John Phillip)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Cloud Droplet Growth by Condensation in Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence  

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The growth of cloud droplets by diffusion of water vapor in a three-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulent flow is considered. Within a simple model of advection and condensation, the dynamics and growth of millions of droplets are ...

Alessandra S. Lanotte; Agnese Seminara; Federico Toschi

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 37 (2002) 2735 NOx reduction by urea under lean conditions over  

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Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 37 (2002) 27­35 NOx reduction by urea under lean conditions over using a single step sol­gel process (designated as 2% Pt-SG) and tested its activity for NOx reduction and hydrothermally stable in the range of 150­500 C in the reduction of NOx by hy- drocarbons or oxygenated

Gulari, Erdogan

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FORCE-CLAMP SPECTROSCOPY DETECTS RESIDUE CO-EVOLUTION IN ENZYME CATALYSIS  

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distant correlated mutations in E. coli thioredoxin. Our findings show that evolutionary anti- correlated of distant residue co-evolution in enzyme catalysis. The acquisition of adequate activity by an enzyme,10). Analysis of co-evolving residues has been used to explore functional coupling in processes like protein

Fernandez, Julio M.

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Catalysis looks to the future. Panel on new directions in catalytic science and technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Catalysts play a vital role in providing society with fuels, commodity and fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and means for protecting the environment. To be useful, a good catalyst must have a high turnover frequency (activity), produce the right kind of product (selectivity), and have a long life (durability), all at an acceptable cost. Research in the field of catalysis provides the tools and understanding required to facilitate and accelerate the development of improved catalysts and to open opportunities for the discovery of new catalytic processes. The aim of this report is to identify the research opportunities and challenges for catalysis in the coming decades and to detail the resources necessary to ensure steady progress. Chapter 2 discusses opportunities for developing new catalysts to meet the demands of the chemical and fuel industries, and the increasing role of catalysis in environmental protection. The intellectual challenges for advancing the frontiers of catalytic science are outlined in Chapter 3. The human and institutional resources available in the US for carrying out research on catalysis are summarized in Chapter 4. The findings and recommendations of the panel for industry, academe, the national laboratories, and the federal government are presented in Chapter 5.

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1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Quark-gluon plasma (Selected Topics)  

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Introductory lectures to the theory of (strongly interacting) quark-gluon plasma given at the Winter School of Physics of ITEP (Moscow, February 2010). We emphasize theoretical issues highlighted by the discovery of the low viscosity of the plasma. The topics include relativistic hydrodynamics, manifestations of chiral anomaly in hydrodynamics, superfluidity, relativistic superfluid hydrodynamics, effective stringy scalars, holographic models of Yang-Mills theories.

Zakharov, V. I., E-mail: vzakharov@itep.ru [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

224

Improving recommendation lists through topic diversification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work we present topic diversification, a novel method designed to balance and diversify personalized recommendation lists in order to reflect the user's complete spectrum of interests. Though being detrimental to average accuracy, we show that ... Keywords: accuracy, collaborative filtering, diversification, metrics, recommender systems

Cai-Nicolas Ziegler; Sean M. McNee; Joseph A. Konstan; Georg Lausen

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Annual Meeting 2010 Hot Topics CD Set  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the very first time in AOCS Annual Meeting history, the Hot Topic Symposia presentations (audio synced with PowerPoint presentations) are now available on DVD. You can buy the complete set at this reduced price – or choose to purchase individual

226

Arabic texts analysis for topic modeling evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Significant progress has been made in information retrieval covering text semantic indexing and multilingual analysis. However, developments in Arabic information retrieval did not follow the extraordinary growth of Arabic usage in the Web during the ... Keywords: Arabic stemming, Classification, Linguistic analysis, Test collections, Topic model

Abderrezak Brahmi; Ahmed Ech-Cherif; Abdelkader Benyettou

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

A Nuclear Iran? Why this particular topic?  

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A Nuclear Iran? #12;#12;Why this particular topic? · State Department internship · Personal · NPT (Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty) developed after WWII and Japan · IAEA (International Atomic of capacity #12;Iran's nuclear program · Initiated in 1959 · Strong ties to Russia, China and Pakistan · 2002

New Hampshire, University of

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Phase selectively soluble polymers for homogeneously supported catalysts  

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Soluble polymer supports that could be used in thermomorphic and latent biphasic systems have been prepared and analyzed for their potential application as supports for facilitated synthesis and catalysis. Phase selective solubilities were evaluated using polymers tagged with either visible dyes or fluorescent probes. Heptane/DMF, heptane/90% ethanol-water, heptane/ethyl acetate, heptane/ ethanol and heptane/tert-butanol solvent mixtures were all studied as examples of thermomorphic or latent biphasic systems. A range of polymers, including poly-(tert-butylstyrene) (PTBS), poly(alkylsiloxanes) (PAS), poly(dodecylvinylpyrrolidone) (PDVP), poly(didodecylvinylpyrrolidone (PDDVP), poly(isobutylene) (PIB), poly(octadecyl acrylate)s (PODA), and poly(octadecyl methacrylate)s (PODMA), were tested for hydrophobic phase selective solubility. The results of these studies were compared to prior work with polar and nonpolar poly(N-alkylacrylamide)s and polystyrene. Together with this prior work, these results have indicated that a wide range of polymers and solvent mixtures can be used for the recycling of soluble polymer-bound catalysts, reagents and sequestrants using either thermomorphic or latent biphasic separation strategies.Synthetic routes to terminally functionalized polyisobutylene oligomers, useful as supports in synthesis and catalysis, are also discussed and described. Such hydrocarbon polymers serve as highly soluble nonpolar analogs of well known poly(ethylene glycol) supports for synthesis and catalysis with the difference that the polymers are separated after a reaction by an extraction with alkane solvent. The synthesis of two polyisobutylene-supported phase transfer catalysts (PTC) are also described. These PTCs utilize the robust triazole functionality as a key synthetic step towards the preparation of the catalytic species. N alkylation of a PIB-supported triazole provides a direct route to the preparation of a PTC. Preparation of a tertiary phosphoninium salt containing a terminal alkyne allows simple attachment of the PTC to a PIB-supported azide via a triazole linker using Sharpless' Cu (I) [3 + 2] cycloaddition. These materials are active in catalyzing solid-liquid PTC and can be easily recycled by liquid-liquid extraction techniques.

Sung, Shayna D

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Knowledge transfer across multilingual corpora via latent topics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores bridging the content of two different languages via latent topics. Specifically, we propose a unified probabilistic model to simultaneously model latent topics from bilingual corpora that discuss comparable content and use the topics ... Keywords: cross-lingual knowledge transfer, latent topic models, text categorization

Wim De Smet; Jie Tang; Marie-Francine Moens

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The roles of redox active cofactors in catalysis : structural studies of iron sulfur cluster and flavin dependent enzymes  

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Cofactors are highly prevalent in biological systems and have evolved to take on many functions in enzyme catalysis. Two cofactors, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and [4Fe-4S] clusters, were originally determined to aid ...

Goldman, Peter John

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Renewable Energy Project Development: Advanced Concept Topics  

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

Concept Topics Concept Topics An Introduction to Risk, Tribal Roles, and Support Policies in the Renewable Energy Project Development Process Course Outline What we will cover...  About the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative  Concepts and Policies for Understanding Renewable Energy Projects on Tribal Lands - Risk and Uncertainty - Tribal Project Roles - Policies and Incentives  Additional Information and Resources 2 Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is responsible for assisting Tribes with energy planning and development, infrastructure, energy costs, and electrification of Indian lands and homes. As part of this commitment and on behalf of DOE, the Office of Indian Energy is leading education

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TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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

Conference Call Conference Call December 6, 2005 Group Chair: Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) Participating TEC Tribal Topic Group Members: Kevin Clarke (DOE/RL), Kristen Ellis (DOE/CI), Lisa Gover (NTEC), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Ellen Ott (DOE/GC), Ted Repasky (CTUIR), Cathy Reynolds (DOE/GC), Lisa Sattler (CSG-MW) Herman Shorty (Navajo Nation), Linda Sikkema (NCSL), Christopher Wells (SSEB) DOE support contractors also participated in this call. Action Items: Responsible Party Action to be Taken Wilda Portner Email potential conference call dates to Tribal representatives who are members of the Topic Group. Ask for their input on which of 2 or 3 dates are the most convenient for the call. Follow up emails with faxes and phone calls as necessary.

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Top Topics and Achievements by Site  

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

Topics and Topics and Accomplishments EM Site-Specific Advisory Board EM Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs' Meeting October 2-3, 2012 Savannah River ï‚— Issue: Salt Waste Processing Facility ï‚¡ CAB understands some schedule and funding issues may be brewing. ï‚¡ DOE has internal assessment underway. ï‚¡ Delays could have dramatic impact on overall Site Closure schedule and Process. ï‚¡ While this is early in process we do have concerns. Savannah River ï‚— Issue (April 2012): Receipt of Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel and Long Term Storage of Existing Inventories with no known, approved disposition path ï‚¡ Processing of SNF In H-Canyon was once considered viable. ï‚¡ SNF processing in H-Canyon seems to no longer be the preferred

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Microsoft Word - topic_B_TI  

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

Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection The awardee must complete the following at a minimum: 1. Studies, if needed, to analyze issues related to reliable integration of variable renewables into the Texas Interconnection, availability of baseload renewables and other low-carbon resources as well as any other studies that the awardee feels are needed to better enable participation in interconnection-wide analyses and planning. 2. Develop other policy inputs as needed to go into the interconnection-level analyses prepared under Topic A. 3. Participate in the development and updates of the long-term interconnection-level plan under Topic A., paragraph 4. Provide insight into the economic and

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EIA - International Energy Outlook 2007 - Special Topics  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

> Special Topics > Special Topics International Energy Outlook 2007 World GDP: Potential Impacts of High and Low Oil Prices Differences from Reference Case World Oil Price Projections in the High and Low World Oil Price Cases, 2006-2030 (Percent). Need help, contact the National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800. Figure Data Differences from Reference Case World Real GDP Projections in the High and Low World Oil Price Cases, 2006-2030 (Percent). Need help, contact the National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800. Figure Data Price paths in the IEO2007 high and low world oil price cases are not characterized by disruption but rather represent sustained movements relative to the reference case oil price path. The assumptions behind the oil price cases are that the price changes do not come as a shock and that

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International Energy Outlook 2006 - Special Topics  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Special Topics Special Topics International Energy Outlook 2006 World Oil Prices in IEO2006 World Oil Prices, 1980-2030: Comparison of IRAC and Average Price of Imported Low-Sulfur, Light Crude Oil (ILSLCO) to U.S. Refiners (2004 Dollars per Barrel). Need help, contact the National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800. Figure Data In previous IEOs, the world crude oil price was defined on the basis of the average imported refiner acquisition cost of crude oil to the United States (IRAC), which represented the weighted average of all imported crude oil. Historically, the IRAC price has tended to be a few dollars less than the widely cited prices of premium crudes, such as West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent, which refiners generally prefer for their low viscosity

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Renewable Energy Project Development: Advanced Process Topics  

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

Process Topics Process Topics Understanding Energy Markets, Project Scale Decision Factors, Procurement Options, and the Role of the Project Team Course Outline What we will cover...  About the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative  Processes for Developing Renewable Energy Projects on Tribal Lands - Understanding the Energy Market and Project Scale - Project Scale and Ownership Options - Procurement Process - Project Team  Additional Information and Resources 2 Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is responsible for assisting Tribes with energy planning and development, infrastructure, energy costs, and electrification of Indian lands and homes. As part of this commitment and on behalf of DOE,

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Technical Assessment Guide -- Generation Capacity Addition Topics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report discusses the challenges facing the power industry with regard to capacity addition. These challenges include technological and regulatory risks, life cycle management, and material and labor escalation forecast. The report also examines the market trends for CT and CTCC, as this technology has become a reliable technology for capacity addition, and provides the cost data for various switchyard configurations. These topics have been addressed in past TAG reports and the content in this ...

2013-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Cryogenic Homogenization and Sampling of Heterogeneous Multi-Phase Feedstock  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and process for producing a homogeneous analytical sample from a heterogeneous feedstock by: providing the mixed feedstock, reducing the temperature of the feedstock to a temperature below a critical temperature, reducing the size of the feedstock components, blending the reduced size feedstock to form a homogeneous mixture; and obtaining a representative sample of the homogeneous mixture. The size reduction and blending steps are performed at temperatures below the critical temperature in order to retain organic compounds in the form of solvents, oils, or liquids that may be adsorbed onto or absorbed into the solid components of the mixture, while also improving the efficiency of the size reduction. Preferably, the critical temperature is less than 77K (-196 C). Further, with the process of this invention the representative sample maybe maintained below the critical temperature until being analyzed.

Doyle, Glenn M.; Ideker, Virgene D.; Siegwarth, James D.

1999-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computationally Based Approach to Homogenizing Advanced Alloys  

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We have developed a computationally based approach to optimizing the homogenization heat treatment of complex alloys. The Scheil module within the Thermo-Calc software is used to predict the as-cast segregation present within alloys, and DICTRA (Diffusion Controlled TRAnsformations) is used to model the homogenization kinetics as a function of time, temperature and microstructural scale. We will discuss this approach as it is applied to both Ni based superalloys as well as the more complex (computationally) case of alloys that solidify with more than one matrix phase as a result of segregation. Such is the case typically observed in martensitic steels. With these alloys it is doubly important to homogenize them correctly, especially at the laboratory scale, since they are austenitic at high temperature and thus constituent elements will diffuse slowly. The computationally designed heat treatment and the subsequent verification real castings are presented.

Jablonski, P D; Cowen, C J

2011-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Charge Transfer and Support Effects in Heterogeneous Catalysis  

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The kinetic, electronic and spectroscopic properties of two?dimensional oxide?supported catalysts were investigated in order to understand the role of charge transfer in catalysis. Pt/TiO{sub 2} nanodiodes were fabricated and used as catalysts for hydrogen oxidation. During the reaction, the current through the diode, as well as its I?V curve, were monitored, while gas chromatography was used to measure the reaction rate. The current and the turnover rate were found to have the same temperature dependence, indicating that hydrogen oxidation leads to the non?adiabatic excitation of electrons in Pt. A fraction of these electrons have enough energy to ballistically transport through Pt and overcome the Schottky barrier at the interface with TiO{sub 2}. The yield for this phenomenon is on the order of 10{sup ?4} electrons per product molecule formed, similar to what has been observed for CO oxidation and for the adsorption of many different molecules. The same Pt/TiO{sub 2} system was used to compare currents in hydrogen oxidation and deuterium oxidation. The current through the diode under deuterium oxidation was found to be greater than under hydrogen oxidation by a factor of three. Weighted by the difference in turnover frequencies for the two isotopes, this would imply a chemicurrent yield 5 times greater for D{sub 2} compared to H{sub 2}, contrary to what is expected given the higher mass of D{sub 2}. Reversible changes in the rectification factor of the diode are observed when switching between D{sub 2} and H{sub 2}. These changes are a likely cause for the differences in current between the two isotopes. In the nanodiode experiments, surface chemistry leads to charge flow, suggesting the possibility of creating charge flow to tune surface chemistry. This was done first by exposing a Pt/Si diode to visible light while using it as a catalyst for H{sub 2} oxidation. Absorption of the light in the Si, combined with the band bending at the interface, gives rise to a steady?state flow of hot holes to the surface. This leads to a decrease in turnover on the surface, an effect which is enhanced when a reverse bias is applied to the diode. Similar experiments were carried out for CO oxidation. On Pt/Si diodes, the reaction rate was found to increase when a forward bias was applied. When the diode was exposed to visible light and a reverse bias was applied, the rate was instead decreased. This implies that a flow of negative charges to the surface increases turnover, while positive charges decrease it. Charge flow in an oxide supported metal catalyst can be modified even without designing the catalyst as a solid state electronic device. This was done by doping stoichiometric and nonstoichiometric TiO{sub 2} films with F, and using the resulting oxides as supports for Pt films. In the case of stoichiometric TiO{sub 2}, F was found to act as an n?type dopant, creating a population of filled electronic states just below the conduction band, and dramatically increasing the conductivity of the oxide film. The electrons in those states can transfer to surface O, activating it for reaction with CO, and leading to increased turnover for CO oxidation. This reinforces the hypothesis that CO oxidation is activated by a flow of negative charges to the surface. The same set of catalysts was used for methanol oxidation. The electronic properties of the TiO{sub 2} films again correlated with the turnover rates, but also with selectivity. With stoichiometric TiO{sub 2} as the support, F?doping caused an increase in selectivity toward the formation of partial oxidation products, formaldehyde and methyl formate, versus the total oxidation product, CO{sub 2}. With non?stoichiometric TiO{sub 2}, F?doping had the reverse effect. Ambient Pressure X?Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy was used to investigate this F?doping effect in reaction conditions. In O2 alone, and in CO oxidation conditions, the O1s spectrum showed a high binding energy peak that correlated in intensity with the activity of the different films: for stoichiomet

Hervier, Antoine

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

242

Global well-posedness for the homogeneous Landau equation  

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Global well-posedness and exponential decay to equilibrium are proved for the homogeneous Landau equation from kinetic theory. The initial distribution is only assumed to be bounded and decaying sufficiently fast at infinity. In particular, discontinuous initial configurations that might be far from equilibrium are covered. Despite the lack of a comparison principle for the equation, the proof of existence relies on barrier arguments and parabolic regularity theory. Uniqueness and decay to equilibrium are then obtained through weighted integral inequalities. Although the focus is on the spatially homogeneous case with Coulomb potential, the methods introduced here may be applied elsewhere in nonlinear kinetic theory.

Maria Gualdani; Nestor Guillen

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometric Restraint Drives On- and Off-pathway Catalysis by the Escherichia coli Menaquinol:Fumarate Reductase  

SciTech Connect

Complex II superfamily members catalyze the kinetically difficult interconversion of succinate and fumarate. Due to the relative simplicity of complex II substrates and their similarity to other biologically abundant small molecules, substrate specificity presents a challenge in this system. In order to identify determinants for on-pathway catalysis, off-pathway catalysis, and enzyme inhibition, crystal structures of Escherichia coli menaquinol:fumarate reductase (QFR), a complex II superfamily member, were determined bound to the substrate, fumarate, and the inhibitors oxaloacetate, glutarate, and 3-nitropropionate. Optical difference spectroscopy and computational modeling support a model where QFR twists the dicarboxylate, activating it for catalysis. Orientation of the C2-C3 double bond of activated fumarate parallel to the C(4a)-N5 bond of FAD allows orbital overlap between the substrate and the cofactor, priming the substrate for nucleophilic attack. Off-pathway catalysis, such as the conversion of malate to oxaloacetate or the activation of the toxin 3-nitropropionate may occur when inhibitors bind with a similarly activated bond in the same position. Conversely, inhibitors that do not orient an activatable bond in this manner, such as glutarate and citrate, are excluded from catalysis and act as inhibitors of substrate binding. These results support a model where electronic interactions via geometric constraint and orbital steering underlie catalysis by QFR.

Tomasiak, Thomas M.; Archuleta, Tara L.; Andréll, Juni; Luna-Chávez, César; Davis, Tyler A.; Sarwar, Maruf; Ham, Amy J.; McDonald, W. Hayes; Yankovskaya, Victoria; Stern, Harry A.; Johnston, Jeffrey N.; Maklashina, Elena; Cecchini, Gary; Iverson, Tina M. (Rochester-Med); (VA); (Vanderbilt); (MRCLMB); (UCSF)

2012-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformational Diversity and Sub-states in Enzyme Catalysis | ornl.gov  

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Conformational Diversity and Sub-states in Enzyme Catalysis Conformational Diversity and Sub-states in Enzyme Catalysis November 01, 2013 Enzymes are great biocatalysts, and have attracted significant interest for industrial applications (including cellulosic ethanol) due to their remarkable catalytic efficiencies. The understanding of factors that enable enzymes to achieve the high catalytic efficiency will have large impact through design of new and powerful biocatalysts. Unfortunately, the understanding of these factors have largely remain a mystery so far. Using joint computational-experimental methodology we have developed a unique technique named quasi-anharmonic analysis (QAA) for identification of conformational diversity and conformational sub-states associated with enzyme function. As a result of this approach we have been able to develop

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Major Successes of Theory-and-Experiment-Combined Studies in Surface Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis.  

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Experimental discoveries followed by theoretical interpretations that pave the way of further advances by experimentalists is a developing pattern in modern surface chemistry and catalysis. The revolution of modern surface science started with the development of surface-sensitive techniques such as LEED, XPS, AES, ISS and SIMS, in which the close collaboration between experimentalists and theorists led to the quantitative determination of surface structure and composition. The experimental discovery of the chemical activity of surface defects and the trends in the reactivity of transitional metals followed by the explanations from the theoretical studies led to the molecular level understanding of active sites in catalysis. The molecular level knowledge, in turn, provided a guide for experiments to search for new generation of catalysts. These and many other examples of successes in experiment-and-theory-combined studies demonstrate the importance of the collaboration between experimentalists and theorists in the development of modern surface science.

Somorjai, Gabor A.; Li, Yimin

2009-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Kokes Awards for the 22nd North American Catalysis Society Meeting, June 5-10, 2011  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The NACS has traditionally sought to encourage graduate student, and this year for the first time undergraduate studies, participation at the National Meetings and providing financial support is the most effective means to do so. Their attendance would contribute significantly to their scientific training and communication and presentation skills. They would be exposed to the leading researchers from the US and abroad; they would meet their peers from other universities; they would learn about cutting-edge results that could benefit their research projects; and they may become interested in becoming active participants in the catalysis community. These young investigators represent the next generation of scientists and engineers, and their proper training will lead to future scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations that benefit the US economy. Advances in catalysis can come in the form of more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly chemical processes, improved fuel cell performance, efficient hydrogen production, and a cleaner environment.

Fabio H. Ribeiro

2011-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Kokes Awards for the 22nd North American Catalysis Society Meeting, June 5-10, 2011  

SciTech Connect

The biennial North American Catalysis Society (NACS) Meetings are the premiere conferences in the area of catalysis, surface science, and reaction engineering. The 22nd meeting will be held the week of June 5-10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The objective of the Meetings is to bring together leading researchers for intensive scientific exchange and interactions. Financial support that offsets some of the associated costs (specifically, registration fee, airline tickets, and hotel accommodations) would encourage graduate students, and for the first time undergraduate students, to attend and participate meaningfully in this conference. The funds sought in this proposal will help support the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program. Graduate students eligible for these merit-based Awards are those who study at a North American university and who will present at the Meeting. We have currently 209 applications and we expect to be able to fund about half of them. The NACS has traditionally sought to encourage graduate student, and this year for the first time undergraduate studies, participation at the National Meetings and providing financial support is the most effective means to do so. Their attendance would contribute significantly to their scientific training and communication and presentation skills. They would be exposed to the leading researchers from the US and abroad; they would meet their peers from other universities; they would learn about cutting-edge results that could benefit their research projects; and they may become interested in becoming active participants in the catalysis community. These young investigators represent the next generation of scientists and engineers, and their proper training will lead to future scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations that benefit the US economy. Advances in catalysis can come in the form of more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly chemical processes, improved fuel cell performance, efficient hydrogen production, and a cleaner environment.

Fabio H. Ribeiro

2011-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

248

"Conservation Laws in Elasticity II. Linear Homogeneous Isotropic Elastostatics"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Errata "Conservation Laws in Elasticity II. Linear Homogeneous Isotropic Elastostatics" Archive tensor. They differ by a trivial conservation law z~a- S=/~(Vu r- (V'u) I), where "trivial" means conservation laws introduced on page 139, 4 = EHmBlm') (**) How does this affect the results in the paper

Olver, Peter

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Conservation Laws in Elasticity II. Linear Homogeneous Isotropic Elastostatics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Conservation Laws in Elasticity II. Linear Homogeneous Isotropic Elastostatics PETER J. OLVER conservation laws. The importance of this quantity was demonstrated in its rediscovery and use by RICE [19 symmetries and conservation laws had been available since 1918, [14]. Be that as it may, the elementary

Olver, Peter

250

Homogeneous and heterogeneous breast phantoms for UWB imaging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the fabrication of homogeneous and heterogeneous breast phantoms for experimental breast cancer detection use. The phantoms were developed for UWB imaging technique. The fabrication materials were affordable and the process was minimal. ... Keywords: breast phantom for UWB imaging, breast tissues dielectric property, early breast cancer detection

Saleh Alshehri; Sabira Khatun; Zaiki Awang

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogeneous catalytic hydrogenations of complex carbonaceous substrates. [16 references  

SciTech Connect

Results of homogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of complex unsaturated substrates including coal and coal-derived materials are reported, with organic soluble molecular complexes as catalysts. Among the substrates used were Hvab coal, solvent-refined coal, and COED pyrolysate. The hydrogenations were carried out in an autoclave. The results are summarized in tables.

Cox, J L; Wilcox, W A; Roberts, G L

1976-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

252

On the Development and Use of Homogenized Climate Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the National Climatic Data Center, two basic approaches to making homogeneity adjustments to climate data have been developed. The first is based on the use of metadata (station history files) and is used in the adjustments made to the U.S. ...

David R. Easterling; Thomas C. Peterson; Thomas R. Karl

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collaboration Topics - System Software | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

System Software | National Nuclear Security System Software | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Collaboration Topics - System Software Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Future Science & Technology Programs > Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and

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Topic A Awardee: Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative |  

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

A Awardee: Eastern Interconnection Planning A Awardee: Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative Topic A Awardee: Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) was initiated by a coalition of regional Planning Authorities. These Planning Authorities are entities listed on the NERC compliance registry as Planning Authorities and represent the entire Eastern Interconnection. The EIPC was founded to be a broad-based, transparent collaborative process among all interested stakeholders: State and Federal policy makers Consumer and environmental interests Transmission Planning Authorities Market participants generating, transmitting or consuming electricity within the Eastern Interconnection. The EIPC will provide a grass-roots approach which builds upon the regional

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TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Choosing an Energy Code Compliance Path TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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Choosing an Energy Code Compliance Path TOPIC BRIEF 1 Choosing an Energy Code Compliance Path TOPIC BRIEF 1 Choosing an Energy Code Compliance Path One challenge that awaits any building designer is choosing the appropriate compliance path through the applicable building energy code. This is not a trivial decision-energy codes are marvels of flexibility, offering multiple compliance paths to suit all types of designers. E ach path has its own pluses and minuses, which may include differences in stringency, complexity, and potentially even limitations on building designs. This topic brief focuses on the compliance paths that are available in the following model codes and standards: * 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and 2012

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Tribal Meeting Summaries | Department of  

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Meeting Summaries Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Tribal Meeting Summaries Meeting Summaries Kansas City TEC Meeting - Tribal Group Summary - July 25, 2007 Atlanta TEC Meeting - Tribal Group Summary - March 6, 2007 Green Bay TEC Meeting -- Tribal Group Summary - October 26, 2006 Washington TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Summary - March 14, 2006 Pueblo TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Summary, September 22, 2005 Phoenix TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Summary - April 4, 2005 Albuquerque TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Presentation - April 21, 2004 New Orleans TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Summary - January 29, 2002 Portland TEC Meeting, Tribal Topic Group Summary - February 6, 2001 Philadelphia TEC Meeting, Tribal Topic Group Summary - July 13, 1999

257

Integrated Operation Scenarios ITPA Topical Group Meeting | Princeton...  

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20, 2010, 9:00am to April 23, 2010, 5:00pm Conference Princeton, NJ Integrated Operation Scenarios ITPA Topical Group Meeting Integrated Operation Scenarios ITPA Topical Group...

258

Unsupervised topic modeling approaches to decision summarization in spoken meetings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a token-level decision summarization framework that utilizes the latent topic structures of utterances to identify "summary-worthy" words. Concretely, a series of unsupervised topic models is explored and experimental results show that fine-grained ...

Lu Wang; Claire Cardie

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Research on Mining Common Concern via Infinite Topic Modelling  

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This paper focuses on mining common concern among different textual data sources and analyzing their own eigen topics via infinite topic modelling. By incorporating non-parametric Bayesian approaches, our work achieves a good performance and better accords ... Keywords: Infinite Topic Modelling, Hierarchical Dirichlet Process, Common Concern, News

Yishu Miao; Chunping Li; Qiang Ding; Li Li

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Topical report review status. Volume 9, No. 1  

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This report provides industry with procedures for submitting topical reports, guidance on how the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) processes and responds to topical report submittals, and an accounting, with review schedules, of all topical reports currently accepted for review by the NRC. This report is published semiannually.

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1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Topic initiator detection on the world wide web  

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In this paper we introduce a new Web mining and search technique - Topic Initiator Detection (TID) on the Web. Given a topic query on the Internet and the resulting collection of time-stamped web documents which contain the query keywords, the task of ... Keywords: information retrieval, ranking, topic initiator, web mining

Xin Jin; Scott Spangler; Rui Ma; Jiawei Han

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Detecting research topics via the correlation between graphs and texts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we address the problem of detecting topics in large-scale linked document collections. Recently, topic detection has become a very active area of research due to its utility for information navigation, trend analysis, and high-level description ... Keywords: citation graphs, correlation of text and links, graph mining, probabilistic measure, topic detection

Yookyung Jo; Carl Lagoze; C. Lee Giles

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Homogeneous charge engines -- Basis of cyclic variations. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objectives of the Grant required investigations of cyclic variations in a homogeneous-charge engine initially with gas combustion and the air from ranging from near quiescent to the incorporation of swirl and tumble by valve inserts. Later experiments were performed with unleaded gasoline. The measurements included local velocity and cylinder pressure through the four strokes of a single-cylinder engine, under motored and firing conditions and with examination of the flame kernel growth by combinations of photography and flame-ionization gauges. In all cases, the measurements of in-cylinder characteristics were linked to performance as measured in terms of speed and its variability, load and emissions. The experiments progressed to consider deviations from homogeneous charge and included consideration of stratified charge with local injection of a rich mixture in the vicinity of the spark gap so as to establish a flame kernel which would propagate securely into an overall weak mixture.

Whitelaw, J.H.

1997-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

264

Apparatus for unilateral generation of a homogeneous magnetic field  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for unilaterally producing a substantially homogeneous magnetic field. The apparatus includes two circular electromagnet coils, a small coil and a large coil, which are coaxial with one another and which are separated by a distance equal to one-half the difference in the radius of the two coils. By appropriate selection of electrical currents, which are passed through the coils in opposite directions, a region of homogeneous magnetic field is formed. This region is centered on the common axis of the two coils, at a point on the axis which is at a distance from the small coil equal to one-half the radius of the small coil, and which is on the opposite side of the small coil from the large coil. The apparatus has particular application in the field of diagnostic medical NMR and other NMR applications.

Fukushima, E.; Rath, A.R.; Roeder, S.B.W.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Apparatus for unilateral generation of a homogeneous magnetic field  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for unilaterally producing a substantially homogeneous magnetic field. The apparatus includes two circular electromagnet coils, a small coil and a large coil, which are coaxial with one another and which are separated by a distance equal to one-half the difference in the radius of the two coils. By appropriate selection of electrical currents, which are passed through the coil in opposite directions, a region of homogeneous magnetic field is formed. This region is centered on the common axis of the two coils, at a point on the axis which is at a distance from the small coil equal to one-half the radius of the small coil, and which is on the opposite side of the small coil from the large coil. The apparatus has particular application in the field of diagnostic medical NMR and other NMR applications.

Fukushima, Eiichi (Los Alamos, NM); Rath, Alan R. (San Diego, CA); Roeder, Stephen B. W. (La Mesa, CA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Additional Efficiency  

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Additional Efficiency Additional Efficiency Package Options in the 2012 IECC Commercial Provisions TOPIC BRIEF 1 Additional Efficiency Package Options in the 2012 IECC Commercial Provisions Section C406, Additional Efficiency Package Options, is a new requirement that appears in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) commercial provisions. Section C406 provides three sets of provisions, one of which must be applied. T his section is intended to achieve additional energy efficiency in commercial buildings designed to meet the 2012 IECC while at the same time providing flexibility to the designer in terms of how that energy efficiency is achieved. Designers may choose to include more efficient HVAC equipment than required by the rest of the 2012 IECC, more

267

TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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March 9, 2005 March 9, 2005 Participants: Vicki Best (BSC), Kevin Clarke (DOE/RL), Sandi Covi (UPR), Kristen Ellis (DOE/CI), Greg Fasano (BSC), Ed Gonzales (ELG), Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Bob Lupton (DOE/YMPO), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Ellen Ott (DOE/GC), Jennifer Patric (BAH), Wilda Portner (SAIC), Lisa Sattler (CSG/MW), Neil Weber (Pueblo of San Ildefonso), Steve White (NAEMT), Andrea Wilkins (NCSL) Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) chaired the call. Action Items: Responsible Party Action to be Taken C. Macaluso/J. Jones/W. Portner Send HMEP information to Topic Group. J. Jones Check with FRA (Kevin Blackwell) about addressing Group on April 4 regarding rail inspection program. J. Jones/W. Portner Send agenda for April 4 meeting to Group.

268

TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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Meeting Meeting September 22, 2005 - Pueblo, CO Group Chair: Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) Tribal Topic Group Members Present: Richard Arnold (Southern Paiute/CGTO), Vicki Best (Bechtel SAIC-YMP), Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Sandra Covi (UPRR), Barbara Durham (Timbisha Shoshone Tribe), Greg Fasano (Bechtel SAIC-YMP), Elizabeth Helvey (BSC), Angela Hill (DOE/OCRWM), Judith Holm (DOE/OCRWM), Marsha Keister (INL), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Gary Lanthrum (DOE/OCRWM), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Calvin Meyers (Moapa Band of Paiutes), Michele Titto Moses (CTUIR), Ellen Ott (DOE/GC), Wilda Portner (SAIC), Willie Preacher (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), Linda Sikkema (NCSL), Lora Tom (Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah), Christopher Wells (SSEB), Edward Wilds (CT Dept. of Environmental

269

TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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April 4, 2005 - Phoenix, AZ April 4, 2005 - Phoenix, AZ Group Chair: Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) Tribal Topic Group Members Present: Nancy Bennett (UNM/ATRI), Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Kristen Ellis (DOE/CI), Ed Gonzales (ELG), Elizabeth Helvey (BSC), Jeff Hepting (Pueblo of Acoma), Robert Holden (NCAI), Judith Holm (DOE/OCRWM), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Gary Lanthrum (DOE/OCRWM), Bob Lupton (DOE/ORD/IR), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Ellen Ott (DOE/GC), Jennifer Patric (BAH), Stanley Paytiamo (Pueblo of Acoma), Wilda Portner (SAIC), Willie Preacher (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), Herman Shorty (Navajo Nation), Linda Sikkema (NCSL), Larry Stern (CVSA), Neil Weber (Pueblo of San Ildefonso), Christopher Wells (SSEB), Stephen White (NAEMT), Andrea Wilkins (NCSL), Corina Williams (Oneida Nation) (NOTE: Other

270

Homogeneous decoherence functionals in standard and history quantum mechanics  

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General history quantum theories are quantum theories without a globally defined notion of time. Decoherence functionals represent the states in the history approach and are defined as certain bivariate complex-valued functionals on the space of all histories. However, in practical situations -- for instance in the history formulation of standard quantum mechanics -- there often is a global time direction and the homogeneous decoherence functionals are specified by their values on the subspace of homogeneous histories. In this work we study the analytic properties of (i) the standard decoherence functional in the history version of standard quantum mechanics and (ii) homogeneous decoherence functionals in general history theories. We restrict ourselves to the situation where the space of histories is given by the lattice of projections on some Hilbert space H. Among other things we prove the non-existence of a finitely valued extension for the standard decoherence functional to the space of all histories, derive a representation for the standard decoherence functional as an unbounded quadratic form with a natural representation on a Hilbert space and prove the existence of an Isham-Linden-Schreckenberg (ILS) type representation for the standard decoherence functional.

Oliver Rudolph; J. D. M. Wright

1998-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

271

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A,  

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning A description of the requirements for Topic A for all Interconnections under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word - yDE-FOA-0000068.rtf Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation

272

TEC Working Group Topic Groups | Department of Energy  

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Topic Groups Topic Groups TEC Working Group Topic Groups TEC Topic Groups were formed in 1991 following an evaluation of the TEC program. Interested members, DOE and other federal agency staff meet to examine specific issues related to radioactive materials transportation. TEC Topic Groups enable a small number of participants to focus intensively on key issues at a level of detail that is unattainable during the TEC semiannual meetings due to time and group size constraints. Topic Groups meet individually by phone and email between TEC's semiannual general meetings, participate in conference calls and report back to the Department and TEC members. The Topic Groups are intended to work on significant issues, produce a relevant product and sunset the group when the work is

273

Catalysis and activation of magic states in fault-tolerant architectures  

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In many architectures for fault-tolerant quantum computing universality is achieved by a combination of Clifford group unitary operators and preparation of suitable nonstabilizer states, the so-called magic states. Universality is possible even for some fairly noisy nonstabilizer states, as distillation can convert many noisy copies into fewer purer magic states. Here we propose protocols that exploit multiple species of magic states in surprising ways. These protocols provide examples of previously unobserved phenomena that are analogous to catalysis and activation well known in entanglement theory.

Campbell, Earl T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom) and Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam, D-14476 Potsdam (Germany)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

274

TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM BIM and Demonstrating Code Compliance TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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BIM and Demonstrating Code Compliance TOPIC BRIEF 1 BIM and Demonstrating Code Compliance TOPIC BRIEF 1 Building Information Modeling and Demonstrating Code Compliance Demonstrating or verifying compliance with codes, standards, or other criteria governing building design is achieved through a set of specific tasks. These include producing construction documents; providing specifications for the products, materials, equipment, and systems to be used; and describing how they come together to create the envisioned building. W hen building construction documents and specifications are produced, they should include all information necessary to prescribe how the building is to be constructed. Plans and specifications should be readily usable to verify compliance with prescriptive requirements of codes, standards, or other desired

275

TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Residential Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1 Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1 Residential Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements Studies show that duct air leakage results in major energy losses. A ll versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) require ducts, air handlers, filter boxes, and air cavities used as ducts to be sealed, and reference Chapter 16 of the International Residential Code for details on air sealing. This sealing is required on all ducts and other air distribution components regardless of whether they are located inside or outside the conditioned living space. For single-family homes and other low-rise residential buildings, the 2009 and 2012 IECC have duct insulation and sealing requirements in Section 403.2. Both codes require insulation

276

TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Getting It Right TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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Getting It Right TOPIC BRIEF 1 Getting It Right TOPIC BRIEF 1 Getting it Right: A Brief Discussion of Commissioning, Testing, and Balancing Requirements in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the IECC You can design the best building in the world and still end up with a building that doesn't perform to its full potential if something isn't done right. Commissioning, testing, and balancing are all ways of identifying things that "aren't right" and fixing them. A recent report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 1 (LBNL) discusses the importance of commissioning by pointing out that an evaluation of nearly 99 million square feet of commissioned buildings showed savings of 13% and 16% of whole building energy use for new construction and existing buildings, respectively. Table

277

Thermodynamic properties of biphenyl: Topical report  

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Ideal-gas thermodynamic properties for biphenyl based on accurate calorimetric measurements were determined between 300 and 700 K, well into the range of typical chemical process temperatures. The calorimetrically derived values provide a firm basis for the prediction of thermodynamic properties for a large family of molecular structures including many substituted biphenyls (such as PCB's) as well as polyphenyls of arbitrary size. Also, results highlighted ambiguities common in the statistical calculation of thermodynamic properties of polycyclic molecules. Critical-property measurement using a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) showed the commonly accepted assessed value to be in error. This value serves as a ''cornerstone'' in group-contribution critical property estimation schemes, which often are employed by engineers in corresponding-states correlations for the estimation of a great variety of physical properties. Thermodynamically-consistent sublimation vapor pressures were derived to show which of the many literature values are valid; an essential step in the validification of the many reported PCB vapor-pressure measurements, which are key to environmental-impact considerations. Derived Gibbs energies of formation allow the calculation of chemical equilibria in the biphenyl/hydrogen reaction network (published in a companion report; Topical report NIPER-403), which has important ramifications in alternate fuel processing. 85 refs., 11 figs., 16 tabs.

Chirico, R.D.; Knipmeyer, S.E.; Nguyen, A.; Steele, W.V.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

On the ordering of energy levels in homogeneous magnetic fields  

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We study the energy levels of a single particle in a homogeneous magnetic field and in an axially symmetric external potential. For potentials that are superharmonic off the central axis, we find a general ``pseudoconcave'' ordering of the ground state energies of the Hamiltonian restricted to the sectors with fixed angular momentum. The physical applications include atoms and ions in strong magnetic fields. There the energies are monotone increasing and concave in angular momentum. In the case of a periodic chain of atoms the pseudoconcavity extends to the entire lowest band of Bloch functions.

Bernhard Baumgartner; Robert Seiringer

2000-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

279

Exhaust gas recirculation in a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A homogeneous charge compression ignition engine operates by injecting liquid fuel directly in a combustion chamber, and mixing the fuel with recirculated exhaust and fresh air through an auto ignition condition of the fuel. The engine includes at least one turbocharger for extracting energy from the engine exhaust and using that energy to boost intake pressure of recirculated exhaust gas and fresh air. Elevated proportions of exhaust gas recirculated to the engine are attained by throttling the fresh air inlet supply. These elevated exhaust gas recirculation rates allow the HCCI engine to be operated at higher speeds and loads rendering the HCCI engine a more viable alternative to a conventional diesel engine.

Duffy, Kevin P. (Metamora, IL); Kieser, Andrew J. (Morton, IL); Rodman, Anthony (Chillicothe, IL); Liechty, Michael P. (Chillicothe, IL); Hergart, Carl-Anders (Peoria, IL); Hardy, William L. (Peoria, IL)

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

280

Preliminary development of thermal nuclear cell homogenization code  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear fuel cell homogenization for thermal reactors usually include three main parts, i.e., fast energy resonance part which usually adopt narrow resonance approximation to treat the resonance, low (intermediate) energy region in which the resonance can not be treated accurately using NR approximation and therefore we should use intermediate resonance treatment, and thermal energy region (very low) in which the effect of thermal must be treated properly. In n this study the application of the intermediate resonance approximation treatment for low energy nuclear resonance is discussed. The method is iterative based. As a sample the method is applied in U-235 low lying resonance and the result is presented and discussed.

Su'ud, Z.; Shafii, M. A.; Yudha, S. P.; Waris, A.; Rijal, K. [Nuclear Research group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bandung Institute of Technology, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung40132 (Indonesia)

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogeneously catalyzed synthesis gas transformations to oxygenate fuels  

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At Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the ongoing oxygenates synthesis program is addressing the catalytic synthesis gas conversion to liquid fuels and fuel additives. The major thrust of this effort is to enhance carbon conversion, reaction rates, product selectivity and overall process efficiency. To this effect, a series of liquid phase homogeneous catalysts have been developed and successfully utilized in the synthesis of methanol and other oxygenates. This paper identifies advantages and uncertainties associated with these newly developed catalysts. The effect of system parameters on the overall process scheme is discussed.

Mahajan, D.; Mattas, L.; Sanchez, J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Homogeneously catalyzed synthesis gas transformations to oxygenate fuels  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

At Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the ongoing oxygenates synthesis program is addressing the catalytic synthesis gas conversion to liquid fuels and fuel additives. The major thrust of this effort is to enhance carbon conversion, reaction rates, product selectivity and overall process efficiency. To this effect, a series of liquid phase homogeneous catalysts have been developed and successfully utilized in the synthesis of methanol and other oxygenates. This paper identifies advantages and uncertainties associated with these newly developed catalysts. The effect of system parameters on the overall process scheme is discussed.

Mahajan, D.; Mattas, L.; Sanchez, J.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Homogeneous bubble nucleation predicted by a molecular interaction model  

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The homogenous bubble nucleation of various hydrocarbons was estimated by the modified classical nucleation theory. In this modification, the kinetic formalism of the classical theory is retained while the surface energy needed for the bubble formation is calculated form the interaction energy between molecules. With a nucleation rate value of J{sub n{sub c}} = 10{sup 22} nuclei/cm{sup 3}s, this modified model gives a very good prediction of the superheat limits of liquids. In another test of the model the complete evaporation time of a butane droplet at its superheat limit is compared with experiments and found to be in good agreement.

Hoyoung Kwak; Sangbum Lee (Chung-Ang Univ., Seoul (Korea))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation  

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities A description of the requirements for Topic B for the Eastern Interconnection under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The fundamental purpose of the awards under Topic B is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the states in the respective interconnections (or among state agencies, in the Texas Interconnection). Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation

285

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation  

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities A description of the requirements for Topic B for the Eastern Interconnection under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The fundamental purpose of the awards under Topic B is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the states in the respective interconnections (or among state agencies, in the Texas Interconnection). Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation

286

Special Topics in NEPA Documentation | Department of Energy  

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Special Topics in NEPA Documentation Special Topics in NEPA Documentation Special Topics in NEPA Documentation Selected documents covering Special Topics under NEPA. February 18, 2010 DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued this draft guidance memorandum for public consideration and comment on the ways in which Federal agencies can improve their consideration of the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change in their evaluation of proposals for Federal actions under NEPA. July 10, 2002 Recommendations for Analyzing Accidents Under NEPA This DOE guidance clarifies and supplements "Recommendations for the Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact

287

DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees, TSPP-9  

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9-2013 DOE TECHNICAL STANDARDS September 2013 PROGRAM PROCEDURES DOE TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM TOPICAL COMMITTEES U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safety Washington,...

288

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup Tracking Subgroup March 27, 2006 March 6, 2006...

289

Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Topic | Department of  

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Topic Topic Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Topic October 4, 2013 - 4:46pm Addthis For sustainable buildings at Federal agencies, the laws and regulations required for compliance fall under the following topics. Also see Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Law and Regulation and Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction GHG reduction requirements for sustainable buildings include: Decreasing agency use of chemicals where such decrease will assist the agency in achieving GHG reduction targets Reducing water and energy use intensity. Also see information on GHG Mitigation Planning for Buildings. Water Use Intensity Water use intensity requirements for sustainable buildings include:

290

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training...  

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Training - Medical Training Conference Call Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training Conference Call Summaries Conference Call Summaries...

291

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Mechanics of Funding...  

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Mechanics of Funding and Techical Assistance TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Mechanics of Funding and Techical Assistance Mechanics of Funding and Techical Assistance Items...

292

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup...  

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Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup Planning Subgroup Rail Planning Timeline Benchmarking Project: AREVA Trip...

293

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Inspections Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections Subgroup Inspections Subgroup April 6, 2006 February 23, 2006 Draft January 24, 2006...

294

TRIBAL ISSUES TOPIC GROUP MEETING SUMMARY JULY 13, 1999 Crowne  

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City Hotel, Philadelphia, PA Kevin Blackwell (U.S. Department of TransportationFederal Rail Administration) (DOTFRA) presented an overview of the topic group's discussion. The...

295

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Intermodal Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Intermodal Subgroup Intermodal Subgroup July 17, 2007 September 19, 2007 December 12, 2007 More...

296

Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas Topic Group Meeting Participants...  

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distributed a meeting agenda, welcomed participants and introduced himself as the new Rail Topic Group lead and facilitator. He introduced Item I, "Existing Business";...

297

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Planning Subgroup Planning Subgroup March 30, 2006 February 15, 2006 Draft...

298

DOE Transportation Protocols Topic Group Conference Call Summary...  

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Conference Call Summary May 13, 1999 The Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TECWG) Protocols Topic Group held a conference call on May 13, 1999, to discuss the...

299

Chairs: Ice, Ishikawa, Khounsary, Padmore, Shen Topic Speaker  

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Chairs: Ice, Ishikawa, Khounsary, Padmore, Shen Topic Speaker Affiliation Session 1 8:30-10 Chair: G. Ice Maskless patterning Enzo Di Fabrizo Elettra, Trieste, Italy Possible...

300

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Radiation Monitoring...  

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Radiation Monitoring Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Draft Work Plan - February 4, 2008 More...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Radiation Monitoring Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Radiation Monitoring Subgroup October 11, 2007 More...

302

Conferences on Computer Algebra and Related Topics - CECM  

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Conferences on Computer Algebra and Related Topics. See also the list of Conferences and Workshops at SymbolicNet. East Coast Computer Algebra Day.

303

Quantum cryptography for security challenges to be topic of Frontiers...  

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Frontiers in Science lectures Quantum cryptography for security challenges to be topic of Frontiers in Science lectures Richard Hughes discusses the basics of cryptography and...

304

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Archived Documents | Department...  

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Group Topic Groups Rail Archived Documents ARCHIVED DOCUMENTS Inspections Summary Matrix TEC Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison Regulatory Summary Matrix More...

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ProgramTopics Deployment Data | Open Energy Information  

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Pure-state transformations and catalysis under operations that completely preserve positivity of partial transpose  

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Motivated by the desire to better understand the class of quantum operations on bipartite systems that preserve positivity of partial transpose (PPT operations) and its relation to the class LOCC (local operations and classical communication), we present some results on deterministic bipartite pure state transformations by PPT operations. Restricting our attention to the case where we start with a rank K maximally entangled state, we give a necessary condition for transforming it into a given pure state, which we show is also sufficient when K is two and the final state has Schmidt rank three. We show that it is sufficient for all K and all final states provided a conjecture about a certain family of semidefinite programs is true. We also demonstrate that the phenomenon of catalysis can occur under PPT operations and that, unlike LOCC catalysis, a maximally entangled state can be a catalyst. Finally, we give a necessary and sufficient condition for the possibility of transforming a rank K maximally entangled state to an arbitrary pure state by PPT operations assisted by some maximally entangled catalyst.

William Matthews; Andreas Winter

2008-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of Producing Ultra-heavy Homogeneous Aerosol of Sub-micron...  

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Method of Producing Ultra-heavy Homogeneous Aerosol of Sub-micron Particles Ernest J. Valeo and Nathaniel J. Fisch This invention forms a heavy homogeneous aerosol by agitating...

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Critical Casimir forces between homogeneous and chemically striped surfaces  

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Recent experiments have measured the critical Casimir force acting on a colloid immersed in a binary liquid mixture near its continuous demixing phase transition and exposed to a chemically structured substrate. Motivated by these experiments, we study the critical behavior of a system, which belongs to the Ising universality class, for the film geometry with one planar wall chemically striped, such that there is a laterally alternating adsorption preference for the two species of the binary liquid mixture, which is implemented by surface fields. For the opposite wall we employ alternatively a homogeneous adsorption preference or homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions, which within a lattice model are realized by open boundary conditions. By means of mean-field theory, Monte Carlo simulations, and finite-size scaling analysis we determine the critical Casimir force acting on the two parallel walls and its corresponding universal scaling function. We show that in the limit of stripe widths small compared with the film thickness, on the striped surface the system effectively realizes Dirichlet boundary conditions, which generically do not hold for actual fluids. Moreover, the critical Casimir force is found to be attractive or repulsive, depending on the width of the stripes of the chemically patterned surface and on the boundary condition applied to the opposing surface.

Francesco Parisen Toldin; Matthias Tröndle; S. Dietrich

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical Homogeneity in Collinder 261 and Implications for Chemical Tagging  

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This paper presents abundances for 12 red giants of the old open cluster Collinder 261 based on spectra from VLT/UVES. Abundances were derived for Na, Mg, Si, Ca, Mn, Fe, Ni, Zr and Ba. We find the cluster has a solar-level metallicity of [Fe/H] = -0.03 dex. However some alpha elements were found to be enhanced. The star-to-star scatter was consistent with the expected measurement uncertainty for all elements. The observed rms scatter is as follows: Na = 0.07, Mg = 0.05, Si = 0.06, Ca = 0.05, Mn = 0.03, Fe = 0.02, Ni = 0.04, Zr = 0.12, and Ba = 0.03 dex. The intrinsic scatter was estimated to be less than 0.05 dex. Such high levels of homogeneity indicate that chemical information remains preserved in this old open cluster. We use the chemical homogeneity we have now established in Cr 261, Hyades and the HR1614 moving group to examine the uniqueness of the individual cluster abundance patterns, ie. chemical signatures. We demonstrate that the three studied clusters have unique chemical signatures, and discuss how other such signatures may be searched for in the future. Our findings support the prospect of chemically tagging disk stars to common formation sites in order to unravel the dissipative history of the Galactic disk.

G. M. De Silva; K. C. Freeman; M. Asplund; J. Bland-Hawthorn; M. S. Bessell; R. Collet

2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - 10622 topical report.DOC  

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- - M M A A N N I I F F O O L L D D D D E E S S I I G G N N F F O O R R C C O O N N T T R R O O L L L L I I N N G G E E N N G G I I N N E E A A I I R R B B A A L L A A N N C C E E Prepared by Gary D. Bourn Ford A. Phillips Ralph E. Harris TOPICAL REPORT Reporting Period Start Date: 10/01/05 Reporting Period End Date: 12/31/05 DOE Award No. DE-FC26-02NT41646 SwRI Project No. 03.10622 Prepared for Mr. Richard Baker U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road, P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 December 2005 S S O O U U T T H H W W E E S S T T R R E E S S E E A A R R C C H H I I N N S S T T I I T T U U T T E E ® ® SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE ® 6220 Culebra Road San Antonio, Texas 78238 T T E E C C H H N N O O L L O O G G I I E E S S T T O O E E N N H H A A N N C C E E T T H H E E O O P P

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Catalysis Letters 59 (1999) 9394 93 Stepwise methane steam reforming: a route to CO-free hydrogen  

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Catalysis Letters 59 (1999) 93­94 93 Stepwise methane steam reforming: a route to CO-free hydrogen-free hydrogen. Keywords: methane decomposition, Ni/zirconia, steam gasification In order to utilize hydrogen of impurities, particularly carbon monoxide. Steam reforming, partial oxidation and au- tothermal reforming [1

Goodman, Wayne

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Channeling of Fusion Alpha-Particle Power Using Minority Ion Catalysis A. I. Zhmoginov and N. J. Fisch  

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, with electrons kept cold, so that the effective fusion reactivity can be increased [9­11]. The meansChanneling of Fusion Alpha-Particle Power Using Minority Ion Catalysis A. I. Zhmoginov and N. J greatly facilitate controlled nuclear fusion. The parameter range for achieving this temperature disparity

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Trending Twitter topics in English: An international comparison  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The worldwide span of the microblogging service Twitter provides an opportunity to make international comparisons of trending topics of interest, such as news stories. Previous international comparisons of news interests have tended to use surveys ... Keywords: Twitter, cross cultural aspects, international aspects, news media, topics

David Wilkinson; Mike Thelwall

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint latent topic models for text and citations  

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In this work, we address the problem of joint modeling of text and citations in the topic modeling framework. We present two different models called the Pairwise-Link-LDA and the Link-PLSA-LDA models. The Pairwise-Link-LDA model combines the ideas of ... Keywords: LDA, PLSA, citations, hyperlinks, influence, topic models, variational inference

Ramesh M. Nallapati; Amr Ahmed; Eric P. Xing; William W. Cohen

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Behavior-driven clustering of queries into topics  

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Categorization of web-search queries in semantically coherent topics is a crucial task to understand the interest trends of search engine users and, therefore, to provide more intelligent personalization services. Query clustering usually relies on lexical ... Keywords: mission, query log, topic, user intent, user profiling

Luca Maria Aiello; Debora Donato; Umut Ozertem; Filippo Menczer

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Author Topic to detect insider threats from email traffic  

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One means of preventing insider theft is by stopping potential insiders from becoming actual thieves. This article discusses an approach to assist managers in identifying potential insider threats. By using the Author Topic [Rosen-Zvi Michal, Griffiths ... Keywords: Author Topic (AT), Datamining, Insider threat, Large data set, Social networks

James S. Okolica; Gilbert L. Peterson; Robert F. Mills

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CITOM: An incremental construction of multilingual topic maps  

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This paper proposes the CITOM approach for an incremental construction of multilingual Topic Maps. Our main goal is to facilitate user's navigation across documents available in different languages. Our approach takes into account three types of information ... Keywords: Incremental construction, Information retrieval, Multilingual documents, Thesaurus, Topic Map (TM)

Nebrasse Ellouze; Nadira Lammari; Elisabeth Métais

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entity-centric topic-oriented opinion summarization in twitter  

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Microblogging services, such as Twitter, have become popular channels for people to express their opinions towards a broad range of topics. Twitter generates a huge volume of instant messages (i.e. tweets) carrying users' sentiments and attitudes every ... Keywords: #hashtag, Twitter, opinion summarization, sentiment analysis, topic analysis

Xinfan Meng; Furu Wei; Xiaohua Liu; Ming Zhou; Sujian Li; Houfeng Wang

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A,  

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

A, A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning A description of the requirements for Topic A for all Interconnections under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning More Documents & Publications Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Microsoft Word - yDE-FOA-0000068.rtf Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning

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Decline curve derivative analysis for homogeneous and composite reservoirs  

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In this study, the rate decline and rate decline derivatives of a constant pressure well are presented for infinite, constant pressure outer boundary, and closed outer boundary homogeneous reservoirs. A rate derivative type curve is provided for these cases as well. The effects of the dimensionless reservoir exterior radius are discussed. Rate decline and rate decline derivatives of a constant pressure well in an infinite composite reservoir are also presented. For composite reservoirs, the effects of mobility ratios and discontinuity distance on both rate decline and rate decline derivatives are presented. Type curves for dimensionless wellbore flow rate derivatives for infinite composite reservoirs are provided. A new correlating group for the derivative type curve is provided, and is different than the correlating group for the rate type curve presented in the past. Finally, an analysis method that comprises type curve and derivative type curve matching to determine the dimensionless variables is proposed and demonstrated with a simulated example.

Demski, J.A.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Universe Adventure - The Homogenous and Isotropic Universe  

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Our View of the Universe Our View of the Universe All observations that have been made using the most powerful telescopes show that the universe looks the same in all directions. The average density of galaxies is the same throughout the universe and does not change with distance or direction. This is called the Cosmological Principle. Distribution of Galaxies On average and at large scales, the distribution of galaxies is the same throughout the universe. Since the expansion of space occurs evenly at every point in the universe, galaxies are separating from each other at about the same pace, giving the universe a nearly uniform density and structure. As a result, the universe appears smooth at large distance scales. In scientific terms, it is said to be homogeneous and isotropic.

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The manufacture and performance of homogeneous microstructure SBR MOX fuel  

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In the early 1980's, British experience in the manufacture of mixed-oxide fast reactor fuel was used to develop a new thermal MOX manufacturing route called the Short Binder-less Route (SBR). Laboratory- scale development led to the manufacture of commercial PWR fuel in a small pilot plant, and the construction of the full-scale dual-line Sellafield MOX Plant (SMP). SMP's first MOX assemblies are now under irradiation. SBR MOX is manufactured with 100% co-milled feedstock, leading to a microstructure dominated by a solid solution of (U,Pu)O{sub 2} at the nominal enrichment. A comprehensive fuel performance research programme has demonstrated the benign performance of SBR MOX up to 54 MWd/kgHM. In particular, the homogeneous microstructure is believed to be instrumental in the favourable fission gas retention and PCI resistance properties. (authors)

Barker, Matthew A. [Nexia Solutions Ltd., British Technology Centre, Sellafield, CA20 1PG (United Kingdom); Stephenson, Keith; Weston, Rebecca [Sellafield Ltd., B582, Sellafield, CA20 1PG (United Kingdom)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complexity of Homogeneous Co-Boolean Constraint Satisfaction Problems  

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Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSP) constitute a convenient way to capture many combinatorial problems. The general CSP is known to be NP-complete, but its complexity depends on a template, usually a set of relations, upon which they are constructed. Following this template, there exist tractable and intractable instances of CSPs. It has been proved that for each CSP problem over a given set of relations there exists a corresponding CSP problem over graphs of unary functions belonging to the same complexity class. In this short note we show a dichotomy theorem for every finite domain D of CSP built upon graphs of homogeneous co-Boolean functions, i.e., unary functions sharing the Boolean range {0, 1}.

Richoux, Florian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewal convergence rates and correlation decay for homogeneous pinning models  

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A class of discrete renewal processes with super-exponentially decaying inter-arrival distributions coincides with the infinite volume limit of general homogeneous pinning models in their localized phase. Pinning models are statistical mechanics systems to which a lot of attention has been devoted both for their relevance for applications and because they are solvable models exhibiting a non-trivial phase transition. The spatial decay of correlations in these systems is directly mapped to the speed of convergence to equilibrium for the associated renewal processes. We show that close to criticality, under general assumptions, the correlation decay rate, or the renewal convergence rate, coincides with the inter-arrival decay rate. We also show that, in general, this is false away from criticality. Under a stronger assumption on the inter-arrival distribution we establish a local limit theorem, capturing thus the sharp asymptotic behavior of correlations.

Giacomin, Giambattista

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewal convergence rates and correlation decay for homogeneous pinning models  

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A class of discrete renewal processes with super-exponentially decaying inter-arrival distributions coincides with the infinite volume limit of general homogeneous pinning models in their localized phase. Pinning models are statistical mechanics systems to which a lot of attention has been devoted both for their relevance for applications and because they are solvable models exhibiting a non-trivial phase transition. The spatial decay of correlations in these systems is directly mapped to the speed of convergence to equilibrium for the associated renewal processes. We show that close to criticality, under general assumptions, the correlation decay rate, or the renewal convergence rate, coincides with the inter-arrival decay rate. We also show that, in general, this is false away from criticality. Under a stronger assumption on the inter-arrival distribution we establish a local limit theorem, capturing thus the sharp asymptotic behavior of correlations.

Giambattista Giacomin

2007-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Acid Catalysis in Basic Solution: A Supramolecular Host PromotesOrthoformate Hydrolysis  

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Though many enzymes can promote chemical reactions by tuning substrate properties purely through the electrostatic environment of a docking cavity, this strategy has proven challenging to mimic in synthetic host-guest systems. Here we report a highly-charged, water soluble, metal-ligand assembly with a hydrophobic interior cavity that thermodynamically stabilizes protonated substrates and consequently catalyzes the normally acidic hydrolysis of orthoformates in basic solution, with rate accelerations of up to 890-fold. The catalysis reaction obeys Michaelis-Menten kinetics, exhibits competitive inhibition, and the substrate scope displays size selectivity consistent with the constrained binding environment of the molecular host. Synthetic chemists have long endeavored to design host molecules capable of selectively binding slow-reacting substrates and catalyzing their chemical reactions. While synthetic catalysts are often site-specific and require certain properties of the substrate to insure catalysis, enzymes are often able to modify basic properties of the bound substrate such as pK{sub a} in order to enhance reactivity. Two common motifs used by nature to activate otherwise unreactive compounds are the precise arrangement of hydrogen-bonding networks and electrostatic interactions between the substrate and adjacent residues of the protein. Precise arrangement of hydrogen bonding networks near the active sites of proteins can lead to well-tuned pK{sub a}-matching, and can result in pK{sub a} shifts of up to eight units, as shown in bacteriorhodopsin. Similarly, purely electrostatic interactions can greatly favor charged states and have been responsible for pK{sub a} shifts of up to five units for acetoacetate decarboxylase. Attempts have been made to isolate the contributions of electrostatic versus covalent interactions to such pK{sub a} shifts; however this remains a difficult challenge experimentally. This challenge emphasizes the importance of synthesizing host molecules that, like enzyme cavities, can enhance binding of small molecular guests and, in a few cases, catalyze chemical reactions. Supramolecular assemblies with available functional groups have been used to generate solution-state pK{sub a} shifts of up to two pK{sub a} units and to catalyze chemical reactions. Synthetic hosts often rely on hydrogen-bonding or ion-dipole interactions for guest inclusion, and numerous studies have investigated the effects of charge on guest binding affinities in supramolecular host-guest systems. We report here a synthetic supramolecular host assembly that relies exclusively on electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions for thermodynamic stabilization of protonated substrates. As nature has exploited pK{sub a} shifts to activate otherwise unreactive substrates toward catalysis, this stabilization is exploited to promote acid-catalyzed hydrolyses in strongly basic solution.

Pluth, Michael D.; Bergman, Robert G.; Raymond, Kenneth N.

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, Synthesis and Mechanistic Evaluation of Iron-Based Catalysis for Synthesis Gas Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals  

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This project extends previously discovered Fe-based catalysts to hydrogen-poor synthesis gas streams derived from coal and biomass sources. These catalysts have shown unprecedented Fischer-Tropsch synthesis rates and selectivities for synthesis gas derived from methane. During the first reporting period, we certified a microreactor, installed required analytical equipment, and reproduced synthetic protocols and catalytic results previously reported. During the second reporting period, we prepared several Fe-based compositions for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis and tested the effects of product recycle under both subcritical and supercritical conditions. During the third and fourth reporting periods, we improved the catalysts preparation method, which led to Fe-based materials with the highest FTS reaction rates and selectivities so far reported, a finding that allowed their operation at lower temperatures and pressures with high selectivity to desired products (C{sub 5+}, olefins). During the fifth and sixth reporting period, we studied the effects of different promoters on catalytic performance, specifically how their sequence of addition dramatically influenced the performance of these materials in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. We also continued our studies of the kinetic behavior of these materials during the sixth reporting period. Specifically, the effects of H{sub 2}, CO, and CO{sub 2} on the rates and selectivities of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis reactions led us to propose a new sequence of elementary steps on Fe and Co Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. Finally, we also started a study of the use of colloidal precipitation methods for the synthesis small Co clusters using recently developed methods to explore possible further improvements in FTS rates and selectivities. We found that colloidal synthesis makes possible the preparation of small cobalt particles, although large amount of cobalt silicate species, which are difficult to reduce, were formed. During this seventh reporting period, we have explored several methods to modify the silanol groups on SiO{sub 2} by using either a homogeneous deposition-precipitation method or surface titration of Si-OH on SiO{sub 2} with zirconium (IV) ethoxide to prevent the formation of unreducible and unreactive CoO{sub x} species during synthesis and FTS catalysis. We have synthesized monometallic Co/ZrO{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} catalysts with different Co loadings (11-20 wt%) by incipient wetness impregnation methods and characterized the prepared Co supported catalysts by H{sub 2} temperature-programmed reduction (H{sub 2}-TPR) and H{sub 2}-chemisorption. We have measured the catalytic performance in FTS reactions and shown that although the hydroxyl groups on the SiO{sub 2} surface are difficult to be fully titrated by ZrO{sub 2}, modification of ZrO{sub 2} on SiO{sub 2} surface can improve the Co clusters dispersion and lead to a larger number of exposed Co surface atoms after reduction and during FTS reactions. During this seventh reporting period, we have also advanced our development of the reaction mechanism proposed in the previous reporting period. Specifically, we have shown that our novel proposal for the pathways involved in CO activation on Fe and Co catalysts is consistent with state-of-the-art theoretical calculations carried out in collaboration with Prof. Manos Mavrikakis (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Finally, we have also worked on the preparation of several manuscripts describing our findings about the preparation, activation and mechanism of the FTS with Fe-based catalysts and we have started redacting the final report for this project.

Akio Ishikawa; Manuel Ojeda; Nan Yao; Enrique Iglesia

2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of high pressure homogenization on the physical properties of milk  

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Milk was homogenized at pressures ranging from 17.2 MPa to 100 MPa to determine the effect of homogenization pressure on the fat globule size distribution, viscosity, color, and temperature changes in milk. Milk containing 0, 1.5 and 3.0% milk fat was heated to 62.5 and 79.5'C and homogenized using a Rannie Model 12.51H double stage homogenizer. The difference in whiteness between unhomogenized milk and homogenized milk was significant. Homogenization appeared to have a slight effect on the viscosity of milk. Homogenization increased the temperature of milk an average of 3'C ?1.5'C per 17.2 MPa. Increasing homogenizing pressure at 62.5'C reduced fat globule size which was reflected in the reduction of the volume surface average diameter and tenth percentile parameter and increased specific surface area. Homogenization was most effective between 0 and 58.6 MPa. This was confirmed by the rate of reduction of volume to surface average diameter and in the rapid increase in specific surface area. Double stage homogenization reduced particle size compared with single stage homogenization. Homogenizing at 79.50C produced clumping and coalescence of fat globules at pressures greater than 58.6 MPa. This effect was observed as increased volume surface average diameter, changes in the tenth and ninetieth percentile parameters and as a decrease in specific surface area. An increase in particle size due to double stage homogenization was observed when milk was homogenized at pressures greater than 72.4 MPa.

Gonzalez De Cossio, Carlos

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Argonne CNM Highlight: Gold nanoparticles create visible-light catalysis in  

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Silver chloride-gold nanoparticles Gold-coated silver chloride (AgCl) nanowires at the microscopic level. In the News United Press International | PhysOrg.com | R&D Magazine| Nanotechnology Now | Photonics.com Gold nanoparticles create visible-light catalysis in nanowires A two-step approach has been developed within the Nanophotonics Group to synthesize AgCl nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles by using silver nanowires as chemical templates. In the first step, the silver nanowires are chemically oxidized and converted to AgCl nanowires. In the second step, ions generated in the first step reduce gold precursors (e.g., NaAuCl4) to deposit gold nanoparticles on the AgCl nanowire surfaces, resulting in the formation of AgCl:gold composite nanowires. Because of the

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Metal-surface reaction energetics. Theory and application to heterogeneous catalysis, chemisorption, and surface diffusion  

SciTech Connect

The title is esoteric. The subtitle is specialized. This is an edited book containing five chapters written by eight authors. It is not a book to read from beginning to end, but kept perusing this handsomely printed and well-edited volume, learned so much that he wishes to convey his message to a small but very successful group of chemists and chemical engineers in heterogeneous catalysis: there is a lot to learn in this book, not so much in theory but in the facts that the theorists who wrote the book are trying to explain today with the faint hope that tomorrow they will actually predict new chemistry in as yet unknown catalytic cycles.

Shustorovich, E. (ed.)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enantioselective Catalysis of the Aza-Cope Rearrangement by a Chiral Supramolecular Assembly  

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The chiral supramolecular catalyst Ga{sub 4}L{sub 6} [L = 1,5-bis(2,3-dihydroxybenzoylamino)naphthalene] is a molecular tetrahedron that catalyzes the 3-aza-Cope rearrangement of allyl enammonium cations. This catalysis is accomplished by preorganizing the substrate in a reactive conformation within the host. This work demonstrates that through the use of enantiopure assembly, its chiral cavity is capable of catalyzing the 3-aza-Cope rearrangement enantioselectively, with yields of 21-74% and enantiomeric excesses from 6 to 64% at 50 C. At lower temperatures, the enantioselectivity improved, reaching 78% ee at 5 C. This is the highest enantioselectivity to date induced by the chiral cavity of a supramolecular assembly.

Brown, Casey J.; Bergman, Robert G.; Raymond, Kenneth N.

2009-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Superacid catalysis of light hydrocarbon conversion. Sixth quarterly report, January 1, 1995--March 31, 1995  

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Iron- and Manganese-promoted sulfated zirconia is a catalyst for the conversion of propane, but the rate of conversion of propane is much less than the rate of conversion of butane. Whereas this catalyst appears to be a good candidate for practical, industrial conversion of butane, it appears to lack sufficient activity for practical conversion of propane. Perhaps more active catalysts will be useful for propane conversion. The propane conversion data reported here provide excellent insights into the chemistry of the catalytic conversions; they are consistent with the inference that the catalyst is a superacid and that the chemistry is analogous to. that determined in superacid solutions by G.A. Olah, who was awarded the most recent Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work. The catalyst was tested for conversion of propane at 1 bar, 200--300{degrees}C and propane partial pressures in the range of 0.01--0.05 bar. At 250{degrees}C, catalysis was demonstrated, as the number of propane molecules converted was at least 1 per sulfate group after 16 days of operation in a continues flow reactor. Propane was converted in high yield to butanes, but the conversions were low, for example being only a fraction of a percent at a space velocity of 9.1 {times} 10{sup {minus}7} mol(g of catalysis {center_dot} s) and 250{degrees}C. Coke formation was rapid. The observation of butanes, pentanes, and methane as products is consistent with Olah superacid chemistry, whereby propane is first protonated by a very strong acid to form a carbonium ion. The carbonium ion then decomposes into methane and an ethyl cation which undergoes oligocondensation reactions with propane to form higher molecular weight alkanes. The results are consistent with the identification of iron- and manganese-promoted sulfated zirconia as a superacid.

Gates, B.C. [California Univ., Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charecterization of inertial and pressure effects in homogeneous turbulence  

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The objective of the thesis is to characterize the linear and nonlinear aspects of inertial and pressure effects in turbulent flows. In the first part of the study, computations of Navier-Stokes and 3D Burgers equations are performed in the rapid distortion (RD) limit to analyze the inviscid linear processes in homogeneous turbulence. By contrasting the results of Navier- Stokes RD equations and Burgers RD equations, the effect of pressure can be isolated. The evolution of turbulent kinetic energy and anisotropy components and invariants are examined. In the second part of the thesis, the velocity gradient dynamics in turbulent flows are studied with the help of inviscid 3D Burgers equations and restricted Euler equations. The analytical asymptotic solutions of velocity gradient tensor are obtained for both Burgers and restricted Euler equations. Numerical computations are also performed to identify the stable solutions. The results are compared and contrasted to identify the effect of pressure on nonlinear velocity gradient dynamics. Of particular interest are the sign of the intermediate principle strain-rate and tendency of vorticity to align with the intermediate principle strain-rate. These aspects of velocity gradients provide valuable insight into the role of pressure in the energy cascade process.

Bikkani, Ravi Kiran

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) of methane  

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The operation of piston engines on a compression ignition cycle using a lean, homogeneous charge has many potential attractive features. These include the potential for extremely low NO{sub x} and particulate emissions while maintaining high thermal efficiency and not requiring the expensive high pressure injection system of the typical modem diesel engine. Using the HCT chemical kinetics code to simulate autoignition of methane-air mixtures, we have explored the ignition timing, burn duration, NO{sub x} production, indicated efficiency and power output of an engine with a compression ratio of 15:1 at 1200 and 2400 rpm. HCT was modified to include the effects of heat transfer. This study used a single control volume reaction zone that varies as a function of crank angle. The ignition process is controlled by varying the intake equivalence ratio and varying the residual gas trapping (RGT). RGT is internal exhaust gas recirculation which recycles both heat and combustion product species. It is accomplished by varying the timing of the exhaust valve closure. Inlet manifold temperature was held constant at 330 Kelvins. Results show that there is a narrow range of operational conditions that show promise of achieving the control necessary to vary power output while keeping indicated efficiency above 50% and NO{sub x} levels below 100 ppm.

Smith, J.R.; Aceves, S.M.; Westbrook, C.; Pitz, W.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gravitational lensing in plasma: Relativistic images at homogeneous plasma  

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We investigate the influence of plasma presence on relativistic images formed by Schwarzschild black hole lensing. When a gravitating body is surrounded by a plasma, the lensing angle depends on a frequency of the electromagnetic wave due to refraction properties, and the dispersion properties of the light propagation in gravitational field in plasma. The last effect leads to difference, even in uniform plasma, of gravitational deflection angle in plasma from vacuum case. This angle depends on the photon frequency, what resembles the properties of the refractive prism spectrometer. Here we consider the case of a strong deflection angle for the light, traveling near the Schwarzschild black hole, surrounded by a uniform plasma. Asymptotic formulae are obtained for the case of a very large deflection angle, exceeding $2\\pi$. We apply these formulae for calculation of position and magnification of relativistic images in a homogeneous plasma, which are formed by the photons performing one or several revolutions around the central object. We conclude that the presence of the uniform plasma increases the angular size of relativistic rings or the angular separation of point images from the gravitating center. The presence of the uniform plasma increases also a magnification of relativistic images. The angular separation and the magnification become significantly larger than in the vacuum case, when the photon frequency goes to a plasma frequency.

Oleg Yu. Tsupko; Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation  

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Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities A description of the requirements for Topic B for the Western Interconnection under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The fundamental purpose of the awards under Topic B is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the states in the respective interconnections (or among state agencies, in the Texas Interconnection). Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning

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ProgramTopics System & Application Design | Open Energy Information  

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Jump to: navigation, search A list of all pages that have property "ProgramTopics" with value "System & Application Design" ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR) + Carbon Dioxide...

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Property:DIA/Topic/Economic | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:DIA/Topic/Economic Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics/Economic Property Type String Description Sub-property for DIA/Topic Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values General;Gross Domestic Product;Energy Security;Sectoral Employment;Sectoral Outputs Pages using the property "DIA/Topic/Economic" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model + General +, Gross Domestic Product +, Sectoral Outputs +, ... Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) + General +, Gross Domestic Product + C CDM Sustainable Development Tool + General +

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Topic B Awardee: Western Governors' Association | Department of Energy  

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Western Governors' Association Western Governors' Association Topic B Awardee: Western Governors' Association For the Topic A input requirements of the award, the states and provinces in the Western Interconnection have formed a new committee -- the State and Provincial Steering Committee -- to provide input in regional transmission planning and analysis in the interconnection. The Committee will consist of representatives from each state and province in the Western Interconnection. Pending formal announcement, the Committee is preparing to carry out the Topic A input tasks as outlined in Topic B of the U.S. Department of Energy transmission funding opportunity announcement issued in June 2009. A preliminary meeting of the Steering Committee was held in Tempe, AZ on November 6, 2009.

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Property:DIA/Topic/Social | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:DIA/Topic/Social Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics/Social Property Type String Description Sub-property for DIA/Topic Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values General;Education;Energy Access;Gender;Public Health Pages using the property "DIA/Topic/Social" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner's Guide + General + C CDM Sustainable Development Tool + General +, Public Health + Co-benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Screening Model + Public Health + E E3MG + Public Health + Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model + Public Health +

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Electricity Advisory Committee Potential Study Topics Requested by  

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Potential Study Topics Requested by Potential Study Topics Requested by U.S. Department of Energy As of 2-10-11 Note: DOE invites the EAC to discuss, for each of the topics listed below, whether it should undertake a detailed analysis of the subject, or whether it should limit itself to providing recommendations to DOE about how the topic should be framed and analyzed by the national laboratories or other parties. 1. Long-Term Funding for Electric Infrastructure Analytic and Planning Capabilities. Using funds provided by the 2009 Recovery Act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has funded the establishment of interconnection-level capabilities to address long-term analytic and planning challenges. DOE also believes that given the likelihood of ongoing fundamental change in the electricity sector, the strategic

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X_II_DesignPhase_Topical_Report_Dec05.book  

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Topical Report Topical Report submitted to The Department of Energy (DoE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under Contract # DE-FC26-04NT42264 for PHASE I TOPICAL REPORT Reporting Period: 10-01-2004 to 12-31-2005 compiled as part of the project titled Explorer-II: Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains Document Number: REP-GOV-DOE-051231 Date of Submission: January 31 st , 2006 submitted by Carnegie Mellon University The Robotics Institute - REC #10 on 40th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (412) 268-2000 Administrative Contact: Susan Burkett Technical Contact: Hagen Schempf, Ph.D. Explorer-II:Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains Topical Report - Design Phase i DISCLAIMER

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing | Department of Energy  

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Routing Routing TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing ROUTING The Routing Topic Group has been established to examine topics of interest and relevance concerning routing of shipments of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to a national repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada by highway, rail, and intermodal operations that could involve use of barges. Ultimately, the main goal for the topic group members will be to provide stakeholder perspectives and input to the Office of Logistics Management (OLM) in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) for the identification of a national suite of routes to Yucca Mountain. The identification of a suite of routes will provide an advanced planning framework for State and Tribal

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Property:DIA/Topic/Environmental | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:DIA/Topic/Environmental Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics/Environmental Property Type String Description Sub-property for DIA/Topic Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values All;Air;Biodiversity;Climate Resilience;Greenhouse Gases;Water Pages using the property "DIA/Topic/Environmental" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool + Air +, Greenhouse Gases +, All + Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model + Greenhouse Gases +, All + Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) + Greenhouse Gases +, All +

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Training and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary  

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and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary Philadelphia, PA July 13, 1999 Fire Chief Bill Ruting (La Grange, IL, Fire Department) presented the results of the topic group's discussions: The MERRTT (Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training) series, comprised of 16 modules, is in the process of being finalized and pilot tested in a number of locations in the U.S. Pilot testing will include: using a needs assessment tool; developing model procedures; and actual training delivery of the MERRTT modules. The topic group, working with the regional government group staff representatives to TEC/WG, has sent a survey to State points-of-contact

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State  

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State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection A description of the requirements for Topic B for the Texas Interconnect under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The fundamental purpose of the awards under Topic B is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the states in the respective interconnections (or among state agencies, in the Texas Interconnection). Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the

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CSCE 6933/5933 Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems  

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simulator to be used on Tcl/Tk scripting language and it runs in in UNIX environments. · Tclspice is also are Tcl\\Tk, BLT and Tclreadline. 7 Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems #12;Winspice · Winspice an extension

Mohanty, Saraju P.

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Microsoft Word - 40913 Topical Report Task 1.doc  

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i GAS TURBINE REHEAT USING IN-SITU COMBUSTION Topical Report: Task 1 - Blade Path Aerodynamics by T.E. Lippert D.M. Bachovchin April 30, 2004 Cooperative Agreement No....

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Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau topic of inaugural lecture...  

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topic of inaugural lecture at Los Alamos National Laboratory The lecture is based on a book by local writers Dorothy Hoard, Judy Machen and Ellen McGehee about the area's...

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Topic Extraction from Text Documents Using Multiple-Cause Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an approach to the topic extraction from text documents using probabilistic graphical models. Multiple-cause networks with latent variables are used and the Helmholtz machines are utilized to ease the learning and inference. The learning ...

Jeong-Ho Chang; Jae Won Lee; Yuseop Kim; Byoung-Tak Zhang

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Fundamentals - Civil Engineering Topics, Version 2.0  

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The Civil Engineering Topics, v2.0 module of Engineering Fundamentals provides information about basic civil engineering terms and concepts in order to identify civil engineering-related design, materials, and safety considerations, as they relate to nuclear power plant employees. It is intended for use as orientation training of new engineering support personnel.Benefits & ValueEngineering Fundamental – Civil Engineering Topics will allow for the ...

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric Gasification of Oak and Pine Feedstocks Using the TCPDU and Slipstream Water-Gas Shift Catalysis  

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Parametric Gasification of Oak Parametric Gasification of Oak and Pine Feedstocks Using the TCPDU and Slipstream Water-Gas Shift Catalysis Jason Hrdlicka, Calvin Feik, Danny Carpenter, and Marc Pomeroy Technical Report NREL/TP-510-44557 December 2008 Parametric Gasification of Oak and Pine Feedstocks Using the TCPDU and Slipstream Water-Gas Shift Catalysis Jason Hrdlicka, Calvin Feik, Danny Carpenter, and Marc Pomeroy Prepared under Task No. H2713B13 Technical Report NREL/TP-510-44557 December 2008 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC

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A homogenous combustion catalyst for fuel efficiency improvements in diesel engines fuelled with diesel and biodiesel.  

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??[Truncated abstract] The ferrous picrate based homogeneous combustion catalyst has been claimed to promote diesel combustion and improve fuel efficiency in diesel engines. However, the… (more)

Zhu, Mingming

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Method of fabricating a homogeneous wire of inter-metallic alloy  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for fabricating a homogeneous wire of inter-metallic alloy comprising the steps of providing a base-metal wire bundle comprising a metal, an alloy or a combination thereof; working the wire bundle through at least one die to obtain a desired dimension and to form a precursor wire; and, controllably heating the precursor wire such that a portion of the wire will become liquid while simultaneously maintaining its desired shape, whereby substantial homogenization of the wire occurs in the liquid state and additional homogenization occurs in the solid state resulting in a homogenous alloy product.

Ohriner, Evan Keith (Knoxville, TN); Blue, Craig Alan (Knoxville, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy storage through the homogeneous electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide : photoelectrochemical and photovoltaic approaches  

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electricity from photovoltaic cells to convert CO 2 intoSolar Energy Anode Photovoltaic Cell Cathode PP Mesh SpacerCoupling a Photovoltaic Solar Cell with a Homogeneous

Sathrum, Aaron John

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Homogeneous ice nucleation at moderate supercooling from molecular simulation  

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Among all the freezing transitions, that of water into ice is probably the most relevant to biology, physics, geology or atmospheric science. In this work we investigate homogeneous ice nucleation by means of computer simulations. We evaluate the size of the critical cluster and the nucleation rate for temperatures ranging between 15K and 35K below melting. We use the TIP4P/2005 and the TIP4P/Ice water models. Both give similar results when compared at the same temperature difference with the model's melting temperature. The size of the critical cluster varies from $\\sim$8000 molecules (radius$ = 4$nm) at 15K below melting to $\\sim$600 molecules (radius$ = 1.7$nm) at 35K below melting. We use Classical Nucleation Theory (CNT) to estimate the ice-water interfacial free energy and the nucleation free energy barrier. We obtain an interfacial free energy of 29(3)mN/m from an extrapolation of our results to the melting temperature. This value is in good agreement both with experimental measurements and with previous estimates from computer simulations of TIP4P-like models. Moreover, we obtain estimates of the nucleation rate from simulations of the critical cluster at the barrier top. The values we get for both models agree within statistical error with experimental measurements. At temperatures higher than 20K below melting we get nucleation rates slower than the appearance of a critical cluster in all the water of the hydrosphere in the age of the universe. Therefore, our simulations predict that water freezing above this temperature must necessarily be heterogeneous.

E. Sanz; C. Vega; J. R. Espinosa; R. Caballero-Bernal; J. L. F. Abascal; C. Valeriani

2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoporous Silica Nanomaterials for Applications in Catalysis, Sensing, Drug Delivery and Gene Transfection  

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The central theme of this dissertation is represented by the versatility of mesoporous silica nanomaterials in various applications such as catalysis and bio-applications, with main focus on biological applications of Mesoporous Silica Nanospheres (MSN). The metamorphosis that we impose to these materials from catalysis to sensing and to drug and gene delivery is detailed in this dissertation. First, we developed a synthetic method that can fine tune the amount of chemically accessible organic functional groups on the pores surface of MSN by exploiting electrostatic and size matching between the cationic alkylammonium head group of the cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) surfactant and various anionic organoalkoxysilane precursors at the micelle-water interface in a base-catalyzed condensation reaction of silicate. Aiming nature imitation, we demonstrated the catalytic abilities of the MSNs, We utilized an ethylenediamine functional group for chelating Cu{sup 2+} as a catalytic functional group anchored inside the mesopores. Thus, a polyalkynylene-based conducting polymer (molecular wire) was synthesized within the Cu-functionalized MSNs silica catalyst. For sensing applications, we have synthesized a poly(lactic acid) coated mesoporous silica nanosphere (PLA-MSN) material that serves as a fluorescence sensor system for detection of amino-containing neurotransmitters in neutral aqueous buffer. We exploited the mesoporosity of MSNs for encapsulating pharmaceutical drugs. We examined bio-friendly capping molecules such as polyamidoamine dendrimers of generations G2 to G4, to prevent the drug leaching. Next, the drug delivery system employed MSNs loaded with Doxorubicin, an anticancer drug. The results demonstrated that these nano-Trojan horses have ability to deliver Doxorubicin to cancer cells and induce their death. Finally, to demonstrate the potential of MSN as an universal cellular transmembrane nanovehicle, we anchored positively charged dendrimers on the surface of MSN and utilize them to complex cationic DNA. The p-EGFP-CI gene-coated MSN nanocomposite was able to transfect cancer cell lines, such as human HeLa and CHO cancer cell lines. The gene carrier ability of MSNs was further proved by transfecting primary cells and cotransfecting of two different genes in cancer cell lines. In sum, MSN are versatile partners in several types of applications.

Daniela Rodica Radu

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High Efficiency, Low Emissions Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engines  

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This is the final report of the High Efficiency Clean Combustion (HECC) Research Program for the U.S. Department of Energy. Work under this co-funded program began in August 2005 and finished in July 2010. The objective of this program was to develop and demonstrate a low emission, high thermal efficiency engine system that met 2010 EPA heavy-duty on-highway truck emissions requirements (0.2g/bhp-hr NOx, 0.14g/bhp-hr HC and 0.01g/bhp-hr PM) with a thermal efficiency of 46%. To achieve this goal, development of diesel homogenous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion was the chosen approach. This report summarizes the development of diesel HCCI combustion and associated enabling technologies that occurred during the HECC program between August 2005 and July 2010. This program showed that although diesel HCCI with conventional US diesel fuel was not a feasible means to achieve the program objectives, the HCCI load range could be increased with a higher volatility, lower cetane number fuel, such as gasoline, if the combustion rate could be moderated to avoid excessive cylinder pressure rise rates. Given the potential efficiency and emissions benefits, continued research of combustion with low cetane number fuels and the effects of fuel distillation are recommended. The operation of diesel HCCI was only feasible at part-load due to a limited fuel injection window. A 4% fuel consumption benefit versus conventional, low-temperature combustion was realized over the achievable operating range. Several enabling technologies were developed under this program that also benefited non-HCCI combustion. The development of a 300MPa fuel injector enabled the development of extended lifted flame combustion. A design methodology for minimizing the heat transfer to jacket water, known as precision cooling, will benefit conventional combustion engines, as well as HCCI engines. An advanced combustion control system based on cylinder pressure measurements was developed. A Well-to-wheels analysis of the energy flows in a mobile vehicle system and a 2nd Law thermodynamic analysis of the engine system were also completed under this program.

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2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

359

Computational study of homogeneous and stratified combustion in a compressed natural gas direct injection engine  

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In recent years, the type of combustion occurred within engine cylinder plays an important role determining the performance and emissions. In the present study, the computational investigation was performed in order to compare characteristics of homogeneous ... Keywords: compressed natural gas, direct injection, exhaust emissions, homogeneous combustion, stratified combustion

S. Abdullah; W. H. Kurniawan; M. A. Al-Rawi; Y. Ali; T. I. Mohamad

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Development of a predictive kinetic model for homogeneous Hg oxidation data  

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Several researchers have developed kinetic models to predict the effects of various flue gas components on homogeneous mercury (Hg) oxidation. Most of these models make use of over 50 reversible reactions that involve radicals in a combustion or post-combustion ... Keywords: Chlorine gas, Homogeneous mercury oxidation, Kinetic model, Simulated flue gas

Hans Agarwal; Harvey G. Stenger

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simple SQP approach for out-of-plane loaded homogenized brickwork panels, accounting for softening  

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A simple homogenized model for the non linear analysis of masonry walls out-of-plane loaded is presented. In the model, the panels are assumed to behave as Kirchhoff-Love plates. A rectangular running bond elementary cell (RVE) is subdivided into several ... Keywords: Homogenization, Masonry, Out-of-plane loads, Quadratic programming

Gabriele Milani; Antonio Tralli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Bulk viscous fluid hypersurface - homogeneous cosmological models with time varying G and ?  

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Hypersurface - homogeneous cosmological models containing a bulk viscous fluid with time varying G and ? have been presented. We have shown that the field equations are solvable for any arbitrary cosmic scale function. The viscosity coefficient ... Keywords: bulk viscosity, hypersurface - homogeneous, variable G and ?. LATEX

Shri Ram; M. K. Verma

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogenization of a degenerate parabolic problem in a highly heterogeneous medium with highly anisotropic fibers  

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We consider the homogenization of a heat transfer problem in a periodic medium, consisting of a set of highly anisotropic fibers surrounded by insulating layers, the whole being embedded in a third material having a conductivity of order 1. The conductivity ... Keywords: Degenerate parabolic problem, Highly anisotropic fibers, Highly heterogeneous medium, Homogenization

Ahmed Boughammoura

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Proposed Work Scope for the Rail Topic Group  

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

Proposed Task Plan for TEC Rail Topic Group Status: Active DOE Leads: Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), Office of National Transportation, Jay Jones and Alex Thrower Start Date: September 22, 2005 Purpose: The purpose of the Transportation External Coordinating (TEC) Working Group's Rail Topic Group (RTG) is to provide stakeholder perspectives and feedback to the Office of National Transportation (ONT) in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) regarding topics of common interest concerning operating practices, logistical constraints, and other rail- related issues affecting the development and deployment of a safe, secure, and efficient system for transporting spent fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to a

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Preliminary Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Topics  

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draft research topics subject to revision prior to a solicitation being issued draft research topics subject to revision prior to a solicitation being issued May 18, 2007 FUEL CELL MANUFACTURING R & D Presently, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks are fabricated at low volume, and the costs of these stacks range from $3,000 to $5,500 per kilowatt (kW) 1 . This is 50 to 90 times the projected cost of $60 per kW 2 for the same stack technology (2006) at high volume (500,000 units). In addition, six sigma standards must be reached for fuel cell subsystems and components to be competitive with conventional power systems such as internal combustion engines. Topics I through 5 described below provide a summary of the high-priority manufacturing needs for PEM fuel cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) and stacks. The overall goal is to reduce the cost of

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training |  

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

Training - Medical Training Training - Medical Training TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training The TEC Training and Medical Training Issues Topic Group was formed to address the training issues for emergency responders in the event of a radioactive material transportation incident. The Topic Group first met in 1996 to assist DOE in developing an approach to address radiological emergency response training needs and to avoid redundancy of existing training materials. The group worked with the Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) to review existing training material to determine its applicability, developed a front-end analysis describing an approach, and developed the Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT). In 1998, the Medical Training Issues

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Breakout Items Action Items Fixed Price Contracting Topic Group Summaries  

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Albuquerque Meeting - July 1997 Albuquerque Meeting - July 1997 Breakout Items Action Items Fixed Price Contracting Topic Group Summaries TOPIC GROUP SUMMARIES Routing * Group reviewed and approved fourth draft of working paper "Routing Issues Related to U.S. Department of Energy Radioactive Materials Transportation: Discussion and Analysis" * Group submitted working paper and draft list of "Stakeholder Recommendations" to TEC/WG and DOE Group reached consensus on three major routing-related issues: * DOE should develop standardized, cooperative approach to route selection * DOE needs to involve all stakeholders * DOE should submit final version of Group's working paper to other federal entities Future topics for consideration: * routing issues relevant to tribal entities and local jurisdictions

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Topic Area 3: National Certification Standard | Open Energy Information  

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369

Regulatory cross-cutting topics for fuel cycle facilities.  

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This report overviews crosscutting regulatory topics for nuclear fuel cycle facilities for use in the Fuel Cycle Research&Development Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation and Screening study. In particular, the regulatory infrastructure and analysis capability is assessed for the following topical areas:Fire Regulations (i.e., how applicable are current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and/or International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fire regulations to advance fuel cycle facilities)Consequence Assessment (i.e., how applicable are current radionuclide transportation tools to support risk-informed regulations and Level 2 and/or 3 PRA) While not addressed in detail, the following regulatory topic is also discussed:Integrated Security, Safeguard and Safety Requirement (i.e., how applicable are current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations to future fuel cycle facilities which will likely be required to balance the sometimes conflicting Material Accountability, Security, and Safety requirements.)

Denman, Matthew R.; Brown, Jason; Goldmann, Andrew Scott; Louie, David

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

HSS Focus Group Meeting (Topical Wrap-Up) | Department of Energy  

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Summaries and Actions Lists Union Topical Priorities - 2008 Draft Topical Action Matrix - 2008 HSS Office of Worker Health and Safety Former WorkerEEOIPCA Activities and...

371

Microsoft Word - Security Topic Group Notes 3-14-06.doc  

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Notes from Security Topic Group Meeting March 14, 2006 Alex Thrower (OCRWMONT) welcomed the attendees to the Security Topic Group meeting and introduced new participants. He then...

372

Steam catalysis in CaO carbonation under low steam partial pressure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CaO was widely used to capture CO{sub 2} in direct hydrogen production process, where steam always existed simultaneously. The effect of steam on CaO carbonation performance under low steam partial pressure was investigated using a pressurized thermogravimetric apparatus. The experimental results revealed that steam improved CaO carbonation performance significantly no matter whether Ca(OH){sub 2} was produced or not. At 823 K and 0.5 MPa of steam partial pressure, effect of steam on CaO carbonation performance could not be attributed mainly to production of Ca(OH){sub 2} because the hydration rate of CaO was very slow. The main reason was steam catalysis in CaO carbonation. Enhancement of steam on CaO carbonation performance without Ca(OH){sub 2} production could not be attributed to improvement of steam on the physical property, but to catalytic effect of steam. Effects of CaO precursors, CO{sub 2} partial pressure, steam partial pressure, and temperature with steam addition on CaO carbonation performance were also investigated.

Yang, S.J.; Xiao, Y.H. [Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing (China)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

373

Hydrogen and methane syntheses through radiation catalysis. Progress report, June 1, 1977--August 31, 1978  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Preliminary testing was performed of the concept of an electronic theory of catalysis to relate electrical properties of the catalysts to increased rates in radiation-induced reactions. The first system selected for study was the radiolysis of water as stimulated by absorption of gamma radiation, a system that has been thoroughly tested by numerous workers all in excellent agreement. Early results indicate a significant correspondence between hydrogen gas yield and the forbidden band gap (Eg) of the catalyst substrate, when Eg approximates the energy of the hydrogen-oxygen bond in the water molecule. Catalysts tested were TiO/sub 2/, SrTiO/sub 3/, Sb/sub 2/O/sub 3/, MoO/sub 3/, Nb/sub 2/O/sub 5/, SnO/sub 2/, CaO, HfO/sub 2/, In/sub 2/O/sub 3/, and V/sub 2/O/sub 5/. Equipment to measure dielectric properties of solids has been built and calibrated, and will now be applied to pre- and post-irradiation testing of the catalysts used. Separate abstracts were prepared for the appendices: one a review of existing analytical models of photoelectrochemical cells and the other a theoretical modeling of semiconductor-electrolyte interfaces.

Morse, J G

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Sulfation of metal-organic framework: Opportunities for acid catalysis and proton conductivity  

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A new post-functionalization method for metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) has been developed to introduce acidity for catalysis. Upon treatment with a mixture of triflic anhydride and sulfuric acid, chemically stable MOF structures MIL-101(Cr) and MIL-53(Al) can be sulfated, resulting in a Broensted sulfoxy acid group attached to up to 50% of the aromatic terephthalate linkers of the structure. The sulfated samples have been extensively characterized by solid-state NMR, XANES, and FTIR spectroscopy. The functionalized acidic frameworks show catalytic activity similar to that of acidic polymers like Nafion{reg_sign} display in the esterification of n-butanol with acetic acid (TOF {approx} 1 min{sup -1} {at} 343 K). Water adsorbs strongly up to 4 molecules per sulfoxy acid group, and an additional 2 molecules are taken up at lower temperatures in the 1-D pore channels of S-MIL-53(Al). The high water content and Broensted acidity provide the structure S-MIL-53(Al) a high proton conductivity up to moderate temperatures.

Goesten, M.G.; Stavitski, E.; Juan-Alcaniz, J.; Ramos-Fernandez, E.V.; Sai Sankar Gupta, K.B.; van Bekkum, H.; Gascon, J. and Kapteijn, F.

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

375

THE EFFECT OF SULFUR ON METHANE PARTIAL OXIDATION AND REFORMING PROCESSES FOR LEAN NOX TRAP CATALYSIS  

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Lean NOx trap catalysis has demonstrated the ability to reduce NOx emissions from lean natural gas reciprocating engines by >90%. The technology operates in a cyclic fashion where NOx is trapped on the catalyst during lean operation and released and reduced to N2 under rich exhaust conditions; the rich cleansing operation of the cycle is referred to as "regeneration" since the catalyst is reactivated for more NOx trapping after NOx purge. Creating the rich exhaust conditions for regeneration can be accomplished by catalytic partial oxidation of methane in the exhaust system. Furthermore, catalytic reforming of partial oxidation exhaust can enable increased quantities of H2 which is an excellent reductant for lean NOx trap regeneration. It is critical to maintain clean and efficient partial oxidation and reforming processes to keep the lean NOx trap functioning properly and to reduce extra fuel consumption from the regeneration process. Although most exhaust constituents do not impede partial oxidation and reforming, some exhaust constituents may negatively affect the catalysts and result in loss of catalytic efficiency. Of particular concern are common catalyst poisons sulfur, zinc, and phosphorous. These poisons form in the exhaust through combustion of fuel and oil, and although they are present at low concentrations, they can accumulate to significant levels over the life of an engine system. In the work presented here, the effects of sulfur on the partial oxidation and reforming catalytic processes were studied to determine any durability limitations on the production of reductants for lean NOx trap catalyst regeneration.

Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Ponnusamy, Senthil [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Cluster reactions: An approach to understanding the fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The physical basis for catalysis is not well understood and the motivation for this ongoing research is to provide a basis for unraveling the role which composition, morphology and electronic states have on the functioning of catalysts for various classes of reactions. The work during the first two and one-half year grant period has focused on unsupported clusters of selected composition, charge state, and size. Research has proceeded along three general lines of inquiry: (1) investigation of the reactivity of these cluster materials and determination of the influence of their charged state; (2) determination of the kinetics of association (adsorption) of various reactants and unraveling the mechanisms of certain oxidation reactions known to be catalyzed on metal cluster alloys, oxides and carbides, and (3) thermochemical measurement of the absorption of gaseous species onto alloy and metal oxide and carbide cluster systems. The authors have pursued the role of metal and metal-oxide clusters, and the charge states of these, as they function to influence the reactions of adsorbed species including ammonia, alcohols, water, NO{sub x}, as well as CO and hydrogen. Evidence has been obtained that small positively charged nickel clusters function to catalyze reactions between adsorbed CO and hydrogen. In supportive studies, they have investigated the clustering of ammonia, methanol and water to nickel clusters of varying size. These studies, in conjunction with density functional calculations which are in progress, provide insight into cluster structures and knowledge of adsorption energies.

Castleman, A.W. Jr.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Comparison of homogenized and enhanced diffusion solutions of model PWR problems  

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Model problem comparisons in slab geometry are made between two forms of homogenized diffusion theory and enhanced diffusion theory. The pin-cell discontinuity factors for homogenized diffusion calculations are derived from homogenized variational nodal P1 response matrices and from standard finite differencing. Enhanced diffusion theory consists of applying quasi-reflected interface conditions to reduce variational nodal Pn response matrices to one degree of freedom per interface, without homogenization within the cell. As expected both homogenized diffusion methods preserve reaction rates exactly if the discontinuity factors are derived from the P 11 reference solutions. If no reference lattice solution is available, discontinuity factors may be approximated from single cells with reflected boundary conditions; the computational effort is then comparable to calculating the enhanced diffusion response matrices. In this situation enhanced diffusion theory gives the most accurate results and finite difference discontinuity factors the least accurate. (authors)

Lewis, E. E. [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Univ., 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Smith, M. A. [Nuclear Engineering Div., Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Reinjection Model Studies in Fractured and Homogeneous Geothermal Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Reinjection of geothermal waste waters has become an important topic of interest for industry as well as for research. The environmental concerns due to chemical composition of geothermal waste waters had urged the industry to dispose it underground. In several field applications no interference due to thermal front breakthrough was observed on the other hand some cases are reported where reinjection had caused severe declines in energy production due to unexpected breakthrough of injected water. Several analytical and numerical studies are available where the effect of fractures on the movement of thermal front are discussed. It was shown that when the conduction heat transfer from matrix to fracture dominates, retardation of the thermal front movement will be observed. Bodvarsson and Pruess considered the above problem in a five-spot well pattern. They observed as the amount of fluid injected reaches the amount produced, the long-term energy output of the system increases. Pruess in his study compares the behavior of porous medium and fractured medium in terms of pressure decline due to production. Temperature and pressure profiles are presented between an injector and a producer where heating of the injected water in porous medium and in fractured medium with small fracture spacing was high compared to a larger fracture spacing. Such observations from the numerical studies were checked against some limited field examples. However understanding of the injection effects in fractured reservoirs is limited. This work presents the results of laboratory experiments where effects of reinjection on temperature and pressure behavior of a porous medium and a fractured medium were investigated. The porous medium was a crushed limestone pack, with 10 mm average particle size, packed in a 3-D box model where injection and production ports are located on the diagonal ends simulating a five-spot pattern. The fractured medium was made from uniformly cut marble blocks packed in such a way to permit uniform fracture geometry. The pressure and temperature response of both models are analyzed as a function of (1) depth of injection and production; and (2) injection rate where 20 C injection water is injected into 110 C reservoir.

Okandan, E.; Hosca, H.

1986-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

379

Federal Energy Management Program: Publications - Ordered by Topic  

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Publications - Ordered by Topic Publications - Ordered by Topic FEMP provides numerous publications and resources to assist Federal agencies in energy management initiatives. Below are a select group of these resources organized by category. For additional resources, please browse the full FEMP Web site. Annual Reports Distributed Energy Resources/ Combined Heat and Power Energy Awareness/Outreach for Federal Facilities Energy-Efficient Products Energy Savings Performance Contracts Federal Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance Federal Fleets FEMP Focus Newsletter FEMP Programs/Miscellaneous Heating and Cooling Labs21 Life-Cycle Costing Lighting New Construction/Retrofits New Technologies Operations and Maintenance Renewable Energy Sustainable Design and Operations Utility Energy Services Contracts

380

Program Program Organization Country Region Topic Sector Sector  

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Program Organization Country Region Topic Sector Sector Program Organization Country Region Topic Sector Sector Albania Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies EC LEDS Albania Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies EC LEDS United States Agency for International Development USAID United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Department of Energy United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of State Albania Southern Asia Low emission development planning LEDS Energy Land Climate Algeria Clean Technology Fund CTF Algeria Clean Technology Fund CTF African Development Bank Asian Development Bank European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD Inter American Development Bank IDB World Bank Algeria South Eastern Asia Background analysis Finance Implementation

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Human versus machine in the topic distillation task  

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This paper reports on and discusses a set of user experiments using the TREC 2003 Web interactive track protocol. The focus is on comparing humans and machine algorithms in terms of performance in a topic distillation task. We also investigated the effect of the search results layout in supporting the users ’ effort. We have demonstrated that machines can perform nearly as well as people on the topic distillation task. Given a system tailored to the task there is significant performance improvement and finally, given a presentation that supports the task, there is strong user satisfaction.

Mingfang Wu; Gheorghe Muresan; Alistair Mclean; Muh-chyun (morris Tang; Ross Wilkinson; Yuelin Li; Hyuk-jin Lee; Nichloas J. Belkin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Group and topic discovery from relations and text  

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We present a probabilistic generative model of entity relationships and textual attributes that simultaneously discovers groups among the entities and topics among the corresponding text. Block-models of relationship data have been studied in social ... Keywords: graphical models, relational learning, text modeling

Xuerui Wang; Natasha Mohanty; Andrew McCallum

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Trendy Bugs Topic Trends in the Android Bug Reports  

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Trendy Bugs Topic Trends in the Android Bug Reports Lee Martie, Vijay Krishna Palepu, Hitesh {lmartie, vpalepu, hsajnani, lopes}@ics.uci.edu Abstract--Studying vast volumes of bug and issue public issue tracker. This informs us of the features or parts of the project that are more problematic

Jones, James A.

384

EECS 598 Special Topic Electricity Networks and Markets  

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and day-ahead markets, energy and capacity markets, bilateral trading, and markets for ancillary services, bilateral trading, energy and capacity markets, ancillary service markets, trading over transmissionEECS 598 Special Topic Electricity Networks and Markets Wednesday and Friday, 9:00-10:30am Winter

Hiskens, Ian A.

385

Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Potential of Biochar CCSF Topical Lunch  

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Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Potential of Biochar CCSF Topical Lunch November 19, 2008 discussed such as Hatch fund ­ multi-state (specifically with Anthony Hay and ecotoxicity and biochar for remediation research) Agricultural Companies, fertilizer companies ­ biochar could be seen as a co- product

Angenent, Lars T.

386

Ad hoc retrieval of documents with topical opinion  

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With a growing amount of subjective content distributed across the Web, there is a need for a domain-independent information retrieval system that would support ad hoc retrieval of documents expressing opinions on a specific topic of the user's query. ...

Jason Skomorowski; Olga Vechtomova

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Using `core documents' for detecting and labelling new emerging topics  

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The notion of `core documents', first introduced in the context of co-citation analysis and later re-introduced for bibliographic coupling and extended to hybrid approaches, refers to the representation of the core of a document set according to given ... Keywords: Bibliographic coupling, Core documents, Emerging topics, Hybrid clustering, Text mining

Wolfgang Glänzel; Bart Thijs

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Developing learning strategies for topic-based summarization  

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Most up-to-date well-behaved topic-based summarization systems are built upon the extractive framework. They score the sentences based on the associated features by manually assigning or experimentally tuning the weights of the features. In this paper, ... Keywords: document summarization, support vector regression

You Ouyang; Sujian Li; Wenjie Li

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Technical Assessment Guide (TAG) - Generation Capacity Addition Topics: 2013  

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The Generation Capacity Addition Topics report was first published in 2012 and discussed the challenges facing the power industry with regard to capacity addition. This report is intended to be a companion report to the Technical Assessment Guide (TAG®) – Power Generation and Technology Options report (Electric Power Research Institute [EPRI] report 3002001434).BackgroundTAG is widely considered the industry standard and has been ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

390

Probabilistic models of ranking novel documents for faceted topic retrieval  

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Traditional models of information retrieval assume documents are independently relevant. But when the goal is retrieving diverse or novel information about a topic, retrieval models need to capture dependencies between documents. Such tasks require alternative ... Keywords: diversity, information retrieval, novelty, probabilistic models

Ben Carterette; Praveen Chandar

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

A Scalable Topic-Based Open Source Search Engine  

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Site-based or topic-specific search engines work with mixed success because of the general difficulty of the information retrieval task, and the lack of good link information to allow authorities to be identified. We are advocating an open source approach ...

Wray Buntine; Jaakko Lofstrom; Jukka Perkio; Sami Perttu; Vladimir Poroshin; Tomi Silander; Henry Tirri; Antti Tuominen; Ville Tuulos

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Accelerators, Beams And Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators And Beams  

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Accelerator science and technology have evolved as accelerators became larger and important to a broad range of science. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams was established to serve the accelerator community as a timely, widely circulated, international journal covering the full breadth of accelerators and beams. The history of the journal and the innovations associated with it are reviewed.

Siemann, R.H.; /SLAC

2011-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

393

Subsite Retrieval: A Novel Concept for Topic Distillation  

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Abstract. Topic distillation is one of the main information needs when users search the Web. In previous approaches to topic distillation, the single page was treated as the basic searching unit. This strategy is inherited from general information retrieval, which has not fully utilized the structure information of the Web. In this paper, we propose a novel concept for topic distillation, named subsite retrieval, in which the basic searching unit is the subsite instead of the single page. As indicated by the name, the subsite is a subset of website, consisting of a structural collection of pages. The key of subsite retrieval is to extract effective features to represent a subsite by utilizing both the content in each page and the structural information in the subsite. Specifically, we propose a so-called PI algorithm for this purpose, which is based on the modeling of website growth. Testing on the topic distillation task of TREC 2003 and TREC 2004, subsite retrieval gets significant improvement of retrieval performance over the previous single page based methods. 1

Tao Qin; Tie-yan Liu; Xu-dong Zhang; Guang Feng

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

A Computational Approach to Homogenizing Nickel-Based Single Crystal Alloys  

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Computational Approach to Homogenizing Nickel-Based Computational Approach to Homogenizing Nickel-Based Single Crystal Alloys Contact NETL Technology Transfer Group techtransfer@netl.doe.gov May 2013 Significance * Provides significantly diminished processing costs, including reduced energy consumption and throughput times, and increased availability of capital equipment such as furnaces, due to shorter heat treatments * Generates superior Ni-based superalloys with improved performance in downstream applications * Provides extreme flexibility, allowing for modification to meet the differing constraints of individual production facilities and the level of homogenization desired

395

Homogeneity and Size Effects on the Liquid-Gas Coexistence Curve  

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The effects of (in)homogeneity and size on the phase diagram of Lennard-Jones fluids are investigated. It is shown that standard multifragmentation scenarios (finite equilibrated systems with conserved center of mass position and momentum) are implying a strong radial inhomogeneity of the system strongly affecting the phase diagram. The homogeneity constraint is therefore necessary for finite systems in order to align to the ``meaning'' of infinite systems phase diagrams. In this respect, a method which deduces the equation of state of homogeneous finite systems from the one corresponding to bulk matter is designed. The resultant phase diagrams show a strong dependence on the system's size.

Al. H. Raduta; Ad. R. Raduta

2003-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

396

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) FY 2014 Phase I topics for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  

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Selected Selected topic and subtopics contained in this document are designated as Technology Transfer Opportunities (TTOs).

397

An n-gram topic model for time-stamped documents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a topic model that captures the temporal dynamics in the text data along with topical phrases. Previous approaches have relied upon bag-of-words assumption to model such property in a corpus. This has resulted in an inferior performance ... Keywords: bayesian inference, collapsed gibbs sampling, n-gram words, temporal data, topic model, topics over time

Shoaib Jameel; Wai Lam

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Blogger, stick to your story: modeling topical noise in blogs with coherence measures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Topical noise in blogs arises when bloggers digress from the central topical thrust of their blogs. We introduce a method to explicitly incorporate a model of topical noise into a language modeling approach to the task of blog distillation. Topical noise ... Keywords: blog distillation, coherence measures, language models

Jiyin He; Wouter Weerkamp; Martha Larson; Maarten de Rijke

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Support for Speakers and Attendees at 2008 GRC Conference Catalysis (to be held at Colby Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire on June 22-27, 2008)  

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The GRC on Catalysis is one of the most prestigious catalysis conferences as it brings together leading researchers from around the world to discuss their latest, most exciting work in catalysis. The 2008 conference will continue this tradition. The conference will cover a variety of themes including new catalytic materials, theoretical and experimental approaches to improve understanding of kinetics and transport phenomena, and state of the art nanoscale characterization probes to monitor active sites. The conference promotes interactions among established researchers and young scientists. It provides a venue for students to meet, talk to and learn from some of the world leading researchers in the area. It also gives them a platform for displaying their own work during the poster sessions. The informal nature of the meeting, excellent quality of the presentations and posters, and ability to meet many outstanding colleagues makes this an excellent conference.

Stuart L. Soled and Nancy Ryan Gray

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

A New Look at Homogeneous Ice Nucleation in Supercooled Water Drops  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The classical theory for homogeneous ice nucleation in supercooled water is investigated in the light of recent data published in various physico-chemical journal on the physical properties of supercooled water and in the light of recent evidence ...

H. R. Pruppacher

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

CMB temperature anisotropy from broken spatial isotropy due to a homogeneous cosmological magnetic field  

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We derive the cosmic microwave background temperature anisotropy two-point correlation function (including off-diagonal correlations) from broken spatial isotropy due to an arbitrarily oriented homogeneous cosmological magnetic field.

Kahniashvili, Tina [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States); Department of Physics, Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6 (Canada); National Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, 2A Kazbegi Ave, Tbilisi, GE-0160 (Georgia); Lavrelashvili, George [Department of Theoretical Physics, A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute, 1 M. Aleksidze, Tbilisi, GE-0193 (Georgia); Ratra, Bharat [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

402

A New Homogenized Climate Division Precipitation Dataset for Analysis of Climate Variability and Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new homogeneous climate division monthly precipitation dataset [based on full network estimated precipitation (FNEP)] was created as an alternative to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) climate division dataset. These alternative climate ...

D. Brent McRoberts; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Modeling the Scattering of Light by Homogeneous Vegetation in Optical Remote Sensing  

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This paper discusses the problem of radiation transfer in geophysical media, in particular, within homogeneous plant canopies over terrestrial surfaces. The emphasis is placed on the specificities of this problem when it is addressed with the ...

Bernard Pinty; Michel M. Verstraete

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Homogeneous Condensation—Freezing Nucleation Rate Measurements for Small Water Droplets in an Expansion Cloud Chamber  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental data on ice nucleation, presented in an earlier paper, are analyzed to yield information about the homogeneous nucleation rate of ice from supercooled liquid and the heights of energy barriers to that nucleation. The experiment ...

Donald E. Hagen; Rodney J. Anderson; James L. Kassner Jr.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Study of Mercury Transformation with Chlorinated Species under Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Conditions.  

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??Mercury (Hg) transformation under homogeneous (gas-phase oxidation reactions primarily involving chlorine species in flue gases) and heterogeneous (gas-surface oxidation reactions involving surface enhanced Hg oxidation… (more)

Busireddy, Bhargavi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A novel digital beamforming technique based on homogeneous adaptation employing time-varying convergence factors  

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In this paper, a novel complex homogeneous adaptation least mean square algorithm (complex HA-LMS) for digital beamforming is presented. The proposed technique independently adjusts the real and imaginary components of the complex adaptive filter coefficients ...

Raghuram Ranganathan; Wasfy Mikhael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Quality Control and Homogeneity of Precipitation Data in the Southwest of Europe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A quality control process involving outliers processing, homogenization, and interpolation has been applied to 95 monthly precipitation series in the Iberian Peninsula, southern France, and northern Africa during the period 1899–1989. A detailed ...

J. Fidel González-Rouco; J. Luis Jiménez; Vicente Quesada; Francisco Valero

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Homogeneous Ice Nucleation and Supercooled Liquid Water in Orographic Wave Clouds  

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This study investigates ice nucleation mechanisms in cold lenticular wave clouds, a cloud type characterized by quasi-steady-state air motions and microphysical properties. It is concluded that homogeneous ice nucleation is responsible for the ...

Andrew J. Heymsfield; Larry M. Miloshevich

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Evaluation of the Effect of the Luers–Eskridge Radiation Adjustments on Radiosonde Temperature Homogeneity  

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The effect of the Luers–Eskridge adjustments on the homogeneity of archived radiosonde temperature observations is evaluated. Using unadjusted and adjusted radiosonde data from the Comprehensive Aerological Reference Dataset (CARDS) as well as ...

Imke Durre; Thomas C. Peterson; Russell S. Vose

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Extension of the high load limit in the Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition engine  

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The Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine offers diesel-like efficiency with very low soot and NOx emissions. In a HCCI engine, a premixed charge of air, fuel and burned gas is compressed to achieve ...

Scaringe, Robert J. (Robert Joseph)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Homogeneous Nucleation of Water Anomalies Explained by Recognition and Elimination of Heterogeneous Species  

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A piston-typo expansion cloud chamber, capable of producing short pulses of nucleation, was used to study the homogeneous nucleation of water over a wide range of temperature and supersaturation. A large effort was made to remove impurities ...

Donald E. Hagen; James L. Kassner Jr.; Ronald C. Miller

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Long-Term Free-Atmosphere Temperature Trends in China Derived from Homogenized In Situ Radiosonde Temperature Series  

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In this paper, radiosonde temperature time series (RTT) from 1958 to 2005 collected by the 116-station Chinese radiosonde network are examined. Quality control and homogenization are used to obtain a reliable RTT. The homogenization results ...

Yanjun Guo; Yihui Ding

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Homogenization of the Global Radiosonde Temperature Dataset through Combined Comparison with Reanalysis Background Series and Neighboring Stations  

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This article describes progress in the homogenization of global radiosonde temperatures with updated versions of the Radiosonde Observation Correction Using Reanalyses (RAOBCORE) and Radiosonde Innovation Composite Homogenization (RICH) software ...

Leopold Haimberger; Christina Tavolato; Stefan Sperka

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Binary Homogeneous Nucleation: Temperature and Relative Humidity Fluctuations, Nonlinearity, and Aspects of New Particle Production in the Atmosphere  

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Binary homogeneous nucleation of sulfuric acid and water vapor is thought to be the primary source of new particles in the marine atmosphere. The rate of binary homogeneous nucleation depends strongly on temperature and the gas-phase ...

Richard C. Easter; Leonard K. Peters

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Recovering a time-homogeneous stock price process from perpetual option prices  

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It is well-known how to determine the price of perpetual American options if the underlying stock price is a time-homogeneous diffusion. In the present paper we consider the inverse problem, i.e. given prices of perpetual American options for different strikes we show how to construct a time-homogeneous model for the stock price which reproduces the given option prices.

Ekstrom, Erik

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Research topics related to ESI | OpenEI Community  

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Research topics related to ESI Research topics related to ESI Home > Groups > Energy Systems Integration Qinsun's picture Submitted by Qinsun(35) Member 15 November, 2012 - 13:55 ESI MarketsIncentives · Modeling and optimization of multiple energy carriers [2-6] · Renewable generation [3, 7] · Impact of PHEV [8, 9] · Multiple generations (Distributed) (cogeneration; trigeneration) [10-15] · Environmental impact[15-17] · Storage[4] · National Energy System[18] · Cost analysis[19] · Market analysis (supply and demand)[15, 20, 21] · Grid impact [22] · Reliability[23] · Finance[24] · Microgrids · Integration within the power system (DERs) (demand response and storage by Ookie) · Value of energy storage in reserve(Drury, E.; Denholm, P.;

417

Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas Topic Group Meeting Participants were:  

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Notes Tuesday, January 20, 1998 8:00-11:30 a.m. Notes Tuesday, January 20, 1998 8:00-11:30 a.m. Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas Topic Group Meeting Participants were: Audrey Adamson, UETC Daren Gilbert, State of Nevada James Baranski, State of New York Phil Marbut, Canadian Pacific Railway Kevin Blackwell, US DOT/FRA Bruce Marriott, US DOT/FRA Mike Butler, UETC Kevin Miller, CSX Transportation Sandy Covi, Union Pacific RR Markus Popa, US DOE-OCRWM Ray English, US DOE-NR David Schoendorfer, Norfolk Southern RR Bob Fronczak, AAR John Tijan, US DOT/FRA The group convened at approximately 8:00 a.m. Mr. Butler distributed a meeting agenda, welcomed participants and introduced himself as the new Rail Topic Group lead and facilitator. He introduced Item I, "Existing Business"; specifically the two matrices tasked to the Group by

418

Environment/Health/Safety/Security (EHSS): Tool Box Safety Topics  

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Tool Box Safety Topics Tool Box Safety Topics A Review of Haz com standards A Single Second Accident Prevention Acetone Use and Care Aerial Work Platforms Afterthoughts and Regrets Alcohol & the Job Allergies, Antihistamines Appreciating the Hazards, Oxyacetylene Attitude and Behavior Avoid Common Office Injuries Avoiding Electrical Shocks Back Care Back Injury Prevention Backing into Trouble Basic Machine Safety Battery Charging Hazards Be Cautious with Sulfuric Acid Be Prepared for Emergencies Bench & Pedestal Grinders Blood Borne Pathogens Carbon Monoxide Care for Half-Mask Respirators Carelessness Cargo Dock Safety CDT's-How you prevent them Chocking and Blocking Cold Medication.Drowsiness Cold Weather Hazards for Propane Powered Vehicles Come-a-Longs, Hoists & Chains Common Sense & Accidents

419

Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules  

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5/21/07 TOPICINDEXTODOEADMINSCHEDULES 5/21/07 TOPICINDEXTODOEADMINSCHEDULES Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules (excluding the GRS Schedules) Topic Schedule Item [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z] A Academic/Outreach Program 1 44 Access Request Files 18 6 Accountable Officers' Files 6 1 Accounting Administrative Files 6 5 Administrative Claims Files 6 10 Administrative Training Records 1 29.2 Administrative Issuances 16 1 Administrative - All Other copies of Administrative Issuances 16 1.6 Administrative Grievance, Disciplinary, and Adverse Action Files 1 30 Americans with Disabilities Act 1 42 Apprenticeship Program Files 1 45 Architectural Models 17 7

420

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail | Department of Energy  

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Rail Rail TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail The Rail Topic Group has the responsibility to identify and discuss current issues and concerns regarding rail transportation of radioactive materials by the Department of Energy (DOE). The group's current task is to examine different aspects of rail transportation including inspections, tracking and radiation monitoring, planning and process, and review of lessons learned. Ultimately, the main goal for members will be to assist in the identification of potential rail routes for shipments to Yucca Mountain, in a manner that will contribute to a safe, dynamic, and flexible transportation system. The identification of potential routes from reactor sites and DOE facilities will serve as an important first step in transportation planning, examining alternative routes, and getting feedback

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Maximizing Power Output in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engines and Enabling Effective Control of Combustion Timing  

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fuels in Diesel engines. Biodiesel, for example, is one fuelalternative fuels like biodiesel. 2.2.3 Homogeneous charge

Saxena, Samveg

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Turbine-Generator Topics for Plant Engineers: Residual Magnetism  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The undesirable magnetization of components of rotating equipment used in the generation of electric power is a problem that has been recognized for many years; but wide understanding of the origins, detection techniques, remediation, and avoidance principles of residual magnetization has been lacking. As part of the series Turbine-Generator Topics for Plant Engineers, EPRI commissioned this report with the purpose of providing engineers active in the operation and maintenance of power ...

2013-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Community Structure and Topical Differentiation in European RTD Collaborations  

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We investigate research and development collaborations under the EU Framework Programs (FPs) for Research and Technological Development. The collaborations in the FPs give rise to bipartite networks, with edges existing between projects and the organizations taking part in them. A version of the modularity measure, adapted to bipartite networks, is presented. Communities are found so as to maximize the bipartite modularity. Projects in the resulting communities are shown to be topically differentiated.

Barber, Michael J; Streit, Ludwig; Strogan, Oleg

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulatory cross-cutting topics for fuel cycle facilities.  

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This report overviews crosscutting regulatory topics for nuclear fuel cycle facilities for use in the Fuel Cycle Research&Development Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation and Screening study. In particular, the regulatory infrastructure and analysis capability is assessed for the following topical areas:Fire Regulations (i.e., how applicable are current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and/or International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fire regulations to advance fuel cycle facilities)Consequence Assessment (i.e., how applicable are current radionuclide transportation tools to support risk-informed regulations and Level 2 and/or 3 PRA) While not addressed in detail, the following regulatory topic is also discussed:Integrated Security, Safeguard and Safety Requirement (i.e., how applicable are current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations to future fuel cycle facilities which will likely be required to balance the sometimes conflicting Material Accountability, Security, and Safety requirements.)

Denman, Matthew R.; Brown, Jason; Goldmann, Andrew Scott; Louie, David

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies toward biomimetic claisen condensation using nucleic acid templates and ribozyme catalysis  

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Many different experimental approaches were attempted to achieve carbon-carbon bond formation by nucleic acid template-directed reactions and ribozyme catalysis as potential lipid synthesizing machineries in the RNA world. A novel biomimetic condition for decarboxylative Claisen condensation in polyketide biosynthesis was discovered. The reaction of a malonic acid half oxyester with a Nhydroxysuccinmidyl ester forming reagent resulted in self-condensation to provide the corresponding 1,3-acetonedicarboxylic acid diester in the absence of a divalent metal chelator or a coordinating solvent. The decarboxylative Claisen condensation of malonyl adenosine using a poly-U template in solution or with immobilized poly-U was attempted. Various analytical methods demonstrated that malonyl adenosine underwent an exclusive hydrolysis reaction instead of condensation in the given conditions. Similar results were observed for the reaction of malonyl-CoA with acetyl-CoA on poly-U templates. No evidence for the decarboxylative Claisen condensation was observed by a DNA-templated system although a double helical structure of DNA duplex was proven to facilitate a bimolecular reaction by offering a favorable proximity effect. Therefore, it seems that the unsuccessful condensation resulted not from the bad template effect but from the intrinsic properties of the decarboxylative Claisen condensation reaction itself. Two tRNA molecules loaded with a malonic acid were prepared by ligation of truncated tRNAs with malonylated dinucletides. Our initial attempts to probe carbon-carbon bond formation by subjecting malonylated tRNAs to the in vitro translational machinery were not successful. Novel carbon isosteres of ?-amino acids are suggested as a potential source of a more stable and reactive carbanion for future experiments. Isoprenoid conjugates of nucleoside 5??-diphosphates, which were proposed as either an initiator nucleotide or substrate molecule for in vitro selection of prenyl-transferase ribozyme were prepared by one step nucleophilic displacement reactions. A random DNA pool was constructed for selection of a ketosynthase ribozyme. A substrate bearing a biotin tag was prepared by one-step conjugation. Hig-tagged T7 RNA polymerase was expressed and purified for a large scale transcription reaction. In vitro transcription of the random DNA pool with a 5??-thiol modified GMP analogue as an initiator nucleotide produced a thiol-modified random RNA library.

Ryu, Youngha

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Transportation Protocols Topic Group Conference Call Summary May 13,  

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

Conference Call Summary May 13, Conference Call Summary May 13, 1999 The Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC/WG) Protocols Topic Group held a conference call on May 13, 1999, to discuss the status of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) transportation protocols currently under development, and related issues. Participants on the call included: Mona Williams, DOE National Transportation Program-Albuquerque; Ken Niles, Oregon representative, Western Interstate Energy Board; Phillip Paull, Council of State Governments-Northeastern Conference; Ron Ross, Western Governors' Association; Lisa Sattler, Council of State Governments-Midwestern Office; Alex Thrower, Urban Energy & Transportation Corporation (UETC); and Elissa Turner, DOE-Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.

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TRIBAL ISSUES TOPIC GROUP MEETING SUMMARY JULY 13, 1999 Crowne  

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JULY 13, 1999 Crowne JULY 13, 1999 Crowne Plaza Center City Hotel, Philadelphia, PA Kevin Blackwell (U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Rail Administration) (DOT/FRA) presented an overview of the topic group's discussion. The status of the DOT/FRA's response to DOE's inquiry about the tribal right to inspect rail shipments is still an open issue. At the time of the July meeting, the response was in the final stages of review in the Secretary of Transportation's Legal Division. The response will be forwarded to DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. The draft response is an

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 Topic Group Reports  DOE Program Summaries  

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

1999 Meeting 1999 Meeting  Topic Group Reports  DOE Program Summaries  Discussion of SNF Storage Initiatives & Transportations Issues  Discussion of WIPP Opening  Summary of Breakout Sessions The Transportation External Coordination (TEC) Working Group held its 15th semi-annual meeting July 14-15, 1999 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 150 members, participants, and observers representing state, tribal, and local governments, regional groups, industry and professional organizations, and the Department of Energy (DOE) met to address a variety of issues related to DOE's transportation activities for radioactive materials. A number of Departmental programs with transportation components were

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DOE Transportation Protocols Topic Group Jacksonville, Florida January 20,  

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Jacksonville, Florida January 20, Jacksonville, Florida January 20, 1999 Meeting Notes and Action Items: The first meeting of the Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC/WG) Department of Energy (DOE) Transportation Protocols Topic Group was held at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel in Jacksonville, FL on January 20, 1999. Mona Williams, Director of DOE's National Transportation Program, Albuquerque Office, welcomed the participants and asked them to introduce themselves (a list of participants with affiliations and addresses is attached). Following the roundtable introductions, Ms. Williams briefly stated the meeting's purpose, which was to discuss the process of protocols development and how review and input from TEC/WG participants could enhance

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SELECTIVE REDUCTION OF NOX IN OXYGEN RICH ENVIRONMENTS WITH PLASMA-ASSISTED CATALYSIS: CATALYST DEVELOPMENT AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES  

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The control of NOx (NO and NO2) emissions from so-called ''lean-burn'' vehicle engines remains a challenge. In recent years, there have been a number of reports that show that a plasma device combined with a catalyst can reduce as high as 90% or more of NOx in simulated diesel and other ''lean-burn'' exhaust. In the case of propylene containing simulated diesel exhaust, the beneficial role of a plasma treatment is now thought to be due to oxidation of NO to NO2, and the formation of partially oxidized hydrocarbons that are more active for the catalytic reduction of NO2 than propylene. Thus, the overall system can be most usefully described as hydrocarbon selective catalytic reduction (SCR) enhanced by 'reforming' the exhaust with a non-thermal plasma (NTP) device. For plasma-enhanced catalysis, both zeolite- and alumina-based materials have shown high activity, albeit in somewhat different temperature ranges, when preceded by an NTP reactor. This paper will briefly describe our research efforts aimed at optimizing the catalyst materials for NTP-catalysis devices based, in part, on our continuing studies of the NTP- and catalytic-reaction mechanisms. Various alkali- and alkaline earth-cation-exchanged Y zeolites have been prepared, their material properties characterized, and they have been tested as catalytic materials for NOx reduction in laboratory NTP-catalysis reactors. Interestingly, NO2 formed in the plasma and not subsequently removed over these catalysts, will back-convert to NO, albeit to varying extents depending upon the nature of the cation. Besides this comparative reactivity, we will also discuss selected synthesis strategies for enhancing the performance of these zeolite-based catalyst materials. A particularly important result from our mechanistic studies is the observation that aldehydes, formed during the plasma treatment of simulated diesel exhaust, are the important species for the reduction of NOx to N2. Indeed, acetaldehyde has been found to be especially effective in the thermal reduction of both NO and NO2 over Ba- and Na-Y zeolite catalysts.

Peden, C; Barlow, S; Hoard, J; Kwak, J; *Balmer-Millar, M; *Panov, A; Schmieg, S; Szanyi, J; Tonkyn, R

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Special Topics on Energy Use in Household Transportation  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Home Page Welcome to the Energy Information Administration's Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Home Page. If you need assistance in viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800 Home Page Welcome to the Energy Information Administration's Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Home Page. If you need assistance in viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800 Home > Transportation Home Page > Special Topics Special Topics Change in Method for Estimating Fuel Economy for the 1988 and subsequent RTECS (Released 09/12/2000) Can Household Members Accurately Report How Many Miles Their Vehicles Are Driven? (Released 08/03/2000) Calculate your Regional Gasoline Costs of Driving using the “Transportation Calculator” updated for new model years! Choose your car or SUV and see the gasoline part of the cost of driving in various parts of the country using EIA's current weekly prices. This application uses DOE/EPA's Fuel Economy Guide to set the MPG, but you can change it to compare your estimate of your car's mpg to the average of everyone else who takes the test. (Released 04/11/2000; Updated Yearly for Fuel Economies and Weekly for Fuel Prices)

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Two stroke homogenous charge compression ignition engine with pulsed air supplier  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A two stroke homogenous charge compression ignition engine includes a volume pulsed air supplier, such as a piston driven pump, for efficient scavenging. The usage of a homogenous charge tends to decrease emissions. The use of a volume pulsed air supplier in conjunction with conventional poppet type intake and exhaust valves results in a relatively efficient scavenging mode for the engine. The engine preferably includes features that permit valving event timing, air pulse event timing and injection event timing to be varied relative to engine crankshaft angle. The principle use of the invention lies in improving diesel engines.

Clarke, John M. (Chillicothe, IL)

2003-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Combining statistical data analysis techniques to extract topical keyword classes from corpora  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an unsupervised method for the generation from a textual corpus of sets of keywords, that is, words whose occurrences in a text are strongly connected with the presence of a given topic. Each of these classes is associated with one of the ... Keywords: Statistical Data Analysis, Topic Characterization, Topic Detection, Unsupervised Classification

Mathias Rossignol; Pascale Sébillot

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geo topic model: joint modeling of user's activity area and interests for location recommendation  

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This paper proposes a method that analyzes the location log data of multiple users to recommend locations to be visited. The method uses our new topic model, called Geo Topic Model, that can jointly estimate both the user's interests and activity area ... Keywords: location recommendation, topic model

Takeshi Kurashima; Tomoharu Iwata; Takahide Hoshide; Noriko Takaya; Ko Fujimura

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Identifying the optimal set of parameters for new topic identification through experimental design  

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Users are interested in multiple topics during a search session, and identifying the boundaries of search sessions is an important task. This study proposes to use neural networks for defining the topic boundaries in search engine transaction logs, and ... Keywords: ANOVA, Experimental design, Neural network, Search engine, Session identification, Topic identification

Seda Ozmutlu

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular-scale, Three-dimensional Non-Platinum Group Metal Electrodes for Catalysis of Fuel Cell Reactions  

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Molecular-scale, Three-dimensional Non-Platinum Group Molecular-scale, Three-dimensional Non-Platinum Group Metal Electrodes for Catalysis of Fuel Cell Reactions John B. Kerr Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) September 30, 2009 Team Members: Adam Weber, Rachel Segalman, Robert Kostecki, Jeff Reimer, John Arnold, Martin Head-Gordon (LBNL). Piotr Zelenay, James Boncella, Yu Seung Kim, Neil Henson, Jerzy Chlistunoff (LANL). Steve Hamrock, Radoslav Atanasoski (3M) Budget: DOE share - $9.58MM over four years; 3M share - in-kind over four years. 2 Objectives 1) Demonstrate that non-platinum group metal catalysts can be used for oxygen reduction in polymer-coated electrode structures based on polyelectrolyte membranes. 2) Incorporate catalysts into polymer binders of composite electrodes for the construction of MEAs to demonstrate that this

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Boron-nitrogen-hydrogen (BNH) compounds: recent developments in hydrogen storage, applications in hydrogenation and catalysis, and new syntheses  

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The strong efforts devoted to the exploration of BNH compounds for hydrogen storage have led to impressive advances in the field of boron chemistry. This review summarizes progress in this field from three aspects. It starts with the most recent developments in using BNH compounds for hydrogen storage, covering NH3BH3, B3H8¯ containing compounds, and CBN compounds. The following section then highlights interesting applications of BNH compounds in hydrogenation and catalysis. The last part is focused on breakthroughs in the syntheses and discovery of new BNH organic analogues. The role of N?H?+•••H?-?B dihydrogen interactions in molecule packing, thermal hydrogen evolution, and syntheses is also discussed within the review. Part of this research is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Biosciences and Geosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle.

Huang, Zhenguo; Autrey, Thomas

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI): YouTube Channel for this Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)  

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CCEI is among the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) funded by DOE and was established in the spring of 2009. CCEI is one of the very few externally funded centers on heterogeneous catalysis. CCEI leverages federal funding to enable technology transfer and commercialization through an industrial consortium. The center builds upon the long tradition of the Center for Catalytic Science and Technology (CCST) at the University of Delaware and extends its expertise within a virtual center among multiple partner institutions and national labs (University of Pennsylvania, Caltech, University of Minnesota, University of Massachusetts, Lehigh University, Brookhaven National Labs, University of North Carolina, and University of Southern California). CCEI provides an integrated approach to solving scientific and engineering problems that span across scales and disciplines, ranging from synthesis and characterization of novel catalysts to development and application of a multiscale modeling toolbox to reaction and reactor evaluation to technology transfer.[Copied with editing from http://www.youtube.com/catalysiscenter#p/u

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DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - July 1, 2009  

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

July July 1, 2009 DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - July 1, 2009 Technical Standards Program Procedures (TSPP) - August 26, 2009 This procedure describes how topical committees are organized and recognized under the Technical Standards Program. This procedure applies to all DOE Headquarters and field organizations, management and operating contractors, and laboratories (hereafter referred to collectively as "DOE Components") working to the latest revision of DOE Order 252.1, "Technical Standards Program." DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - July 1, 2009 More Documents & Publications DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - August 1, 2000 TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM TOPICAL COMMITTEES

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DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - August 1,  

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August 1, 2000 DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - August 1, 2000 Technical Standards Program Procedures (TSPP) This procedure describes how topical committees are organized and recognized under the Technical Standards Program. This procedure applies to all DOE Headquarters and field organizations, management and operating contractors, and laboratories (hereafter referred to collectively as "DOE Components") working to the latest revision of DOE Order 252.1, "Technical Standards Program." DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - August 1, 2000 More Documents & Publications TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM TOPICAL COMMITTEES DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - July 1, 2009

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Matrix Fourier transform in dynamic theory of elasticity of piecewise homogeneous medium  

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The analytical solving dynamic problems of elasticity theory for piecewise homogeneous half-space is found. The explicit construction of direct and inverse Fourier's vector transform with discontinuous coefficients is presented. The technique of applying Fourier's vector transform with discontinuous coefficients for solving problems of mathematical physics in the heterogeneous environments is developed on an example of the dynamic problems of the elasticity theory.

O. Yaremko.; E. Mogileva

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

442

Quantized states in homogenous polarized GaInN GaN quantum wells  

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Quantized states in homogenous polarized GaInN GaN quantum wells C. Wetzel1, S. Kamiyama1, H. Amano wells is calculated in a single particle model. The act- ing electric eld in the wells and the band gap-dimensional well layers our approach is based on induction from results obtained at the binary GaN barri- ers

Wetzel, Christian M.

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Coal Segregation Control for Meeting Homogeneity Z. Huang, R. Kumar J. Yingling, J. Sottile  

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Coal Segregation Control for Meeting Homogeneity Standards Z. Huang, R. Kumar J. Yingling, J were developed to control coal segre- gation to meet ash targets over large coal batches (e. g., a unit train of coal) while realizing high yields and economic savings. We have extended this work to address

Kumar, Ratnesh

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Spatial homogenization of thermal feedback regions in Monte Carlo reactor calculations  

SciTech Connect

An integrated thermal-hydraulic feedback module has previously been developed for the Monte Carlo transport solver, MC21. The module incorporates a flexible input format that allows the user to describe heat transfer and coolant flow paths within the geometric model at any level of spatial detail desired. The effect that the varying levels of spatial homogenization of thermal regions has on the accuracy of the Monte Carlo simulations is examined in this study. Six thermal feedback mappings are constructed from the same geometric model of the Calvert Cliffs core. The spatial homogenization of the thermal regions is varied, giving each scheme a different level of detail, and the adequacy of the spatial homogenization is determined based on the eigenvalue produced by each Monte Carlo calculation. The purpose of these numerical experiments is to determine the level of detail necessarily to accurately capture the thermal feedback effect on reactivity. Several different core models are considered: axial-flow only, axial and lateral flow, asymmetry due to control rod insertion, and fuel heating (temperature -dependent cross sections). The thermal results generated by the MC21 thermal feedback module are consistent with expectations. Based upon the numerical experiments conducted it is concluded that the amount of spatial detail necessary to accurately capture the feedback effect on reactivity is relatively small. Homogenization at the assembly level for the Calvert Cliffs PWR model results in a similar power defect to that calculated with individual pin-cells modeled as explicit thermal regions. (authors)

Hanna, B. R.; Gill, D. F.; Griesheimer, D. P. [Bertis Atomic Power Laboratory, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, P.O. Box 79, West Mifflin, PA 15122 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Network reconfiguration of distributed controlled homogenous power inverter network using composite Lyapunov function based reachability bound  

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We outline a methodology to determine the reachability bound of a homogeneous interactive power network (IPN) with wireless distributed control by using a piecewise linear (PWL) model of the system. By formulating a convex optimization problem based ... Keywords: Lyapunov stability, Markov-chain model, linear matrix inequality, piecewise linear systems, reaching conditions, switching power converters

Sudip K. Mazumder; Kaustuva Acharya; Muhammad Tahir

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

The homogeneity theorem for supergravity backgrounds II: the six-dimensional theories  

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We prove that supersymmetry backgrounds of (1,0) and (2,0) six-dimensional supergravity theories preserving more than one half of the supersymmetry are locally homogeneous. As a byproduct we also establish that the Killing spinors of such a background generate a Lie superalgebra.

Figueroa-O'Farrill, José

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

A Scaling Theory for Horizontally Homogeneous, Baroclinically Unstable Flow on a Beta Plane  

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The scaling argument developed by the authors in a previous work for eddy amplitudes and fluxes in a horizontally homogeneous, two-layer model on an f plane is extended to a ? plane. In terms of the nondimensional number ?=U/(??2), where ? is the ...

Isaac M. Held; Vitaly D. Larichev

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Fundamental solutions for a class of non-elliptic homogeneous differential operators  

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We compute temperate fundamental solutions of homogeneous differential operators with real-principal type symbols. Via analytic continuation of meromorphic distributions, fundamental solutions for these non-elliptic operators can be constructed in terms of radial averages and invariant distributions on the unit sphere.

Brice Camus

2007-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

449

The queue protocol: a deadlock-free, homogeneous, non-two-phase locking protocol  

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The M-pitfall protocol (MPP) is the most general homogeneous non-two-phase locking protocol which supports shared and exclusive locks. It has two major disadvantages: it is not deadlock-free and it has the paradoxical property that concurrency is often ...

Udo Kelter

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

The Three-Dimensional Steady Circulation in a Homogenous Ocean Induced by a Stationary Hurricane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the classical Ekman layer theory, a simple analytical solution of the steady flow induced by a stationary hurricane in a homogenous ocean is discussed. The model consists of flow converging in an inward spiral in the deeper layer and ...

Zhu Min Lu; Rui Xin Huang

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Scenario Formulation of Stochastic Linear Programs and the Homogeneous Self-Dual Interior-Point Method  

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We consider a homogeneous self-dual interior-point algorithm for solving multistage stochastic linear programs. The algorithm is particularly suitable for the so-called “scenario formulation” of the problem, whose constraint system consists ... Keywords: decomposition, interior-point methods, multistage stochastic linear programs

Jie Sun; Xinwei Liu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed Analysis and Control Issues of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) is a new combustion technology that may develop as an alternative to diesel engines with high efficiency and low NOx and particulate matter emissions. This paper describes the HCCI research activities being currently pursued at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and at the University of California Berkeley. Current activities include analysis as well as experimental work.

Aceves, Salvador M.; Flowers, Daniel L.; Martinez-Frias, Joel; Espinosa-Loza, Francisco; Dibble, Robert

2002-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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PARALLEL COMPUTING AIDED DESIGN OF EARTHING SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRICAL SUBSTATIONS IN NON HOMOGENEOUS SOIL  

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and design of grounding systems of electrical substations have been proposed, most of them based on practicePARALLEL COMPUTING AIDED DESIGN OF EARTHING SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRICAL SUBSTATIONS IN NON HOMOGENEOUS Abstract. An accurate design of grounding systems is essential to assure the safety of the persons

Colominas, Ignasi

454

An efficient parallel simulation of interacting inertial particles in homogeneous isotropic turbulence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study has conducted parallel simulations of interacting inertial particles in statistically-steady isotropic turbulence using a newly-developed efficient parallel simulation code. Flow is computed with a fourth-order finite-difference method and ... Keywords: Homogeneous isotropic turbulence, Hydrodynamic interaction, Parallel computing, Particle collision

Ryo Onishi, Keiko Takahashi, J. C. Vassilicos

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

On the nonexistence of a Lobachevsky geometry model of an isotropic and homogeneous universe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

According to the Einstein cosmological principle, our universe is homogeneous and isotropic, i.e. its curvature is constant at any point and in any direction. On large scales, when all local irregularities are ignored, this assumption has been confirmed ... Keywords: Gauss-Kronecker curvature, Lobachevsky and Riemannian geometry, geometric cosmology, manifolds, modelling, umbilic points

Michal K?ížek; Jana Pradlová

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - 40913 Topical Report Task 1.doc  

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GAS TURBINE REHEAT USING IN-SITU COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE REHEAT USING IN-SITU COMBUSTION Topical Report: Task 1 - Blade Path Aerodynamics by T.E. Lippert D.M. Bachovchin April 30, 2004 Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-00NT40913 Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation 4400 Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32826 and P.G.A. Cizmas Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-3141 Prepared for U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P. O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 Charles Alsup - DOE/NETL Project Manager ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. Neither the United States nor the United States Department of Energy, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal

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Topic Area 1: Technology Demonstration Projects | Open Energy Information  

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TRIBAL ISSUES TOPIC GROUP MEETING SUMMARY JACKSONVILLE, FL  

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

JACKSONVILLE, FL JACKSONVILLE, FL JANUARY 20, 1999 Mr. Kevin Blackwell (USDOT/FRA) updated the group on the status of the DOT response to DOE's inquiry about the tribal right to inspect rail shipments. The response was in the final stages of review in the General Counsel's office and is expected by July 1999. The Group has added a representative from the NRC General Counsel's office, as a topic group member, to help keep abreast of developments in the NRC's upcoming draft rulemaking regarding tribes and advanced notification. The group also discussed the research that has been conducted on the issue of developing a "umbrella grant" from DOE to states and tribes. Tribes concerns differ from State concerns because of disparities in available infrastructure to administer grants and funding equity issues.

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Manual Review | Department of Energy  

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

Manual Review Manual Review TEC Working Group Topic Groups Manual Review This group is responsible for the update of DOE Manual 460.2-1, Radioactive Material Transportation Practices Manual. This manual was issued on September 23, 2002, and establishes a set of standard transportation practices for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs to use in planning and executing offsite shipments of radioactive materials including radioactive waste. The manual was developed in response to recommendations from various DOE programs and external stakeholders. A writing group was convened to evaluate the shipping practices being used or planned for use throughout the Department, document them, and, where appropriate, standardize them. The results of this effort are reflected

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June2004TopicalReportANS-Drilling.doc  

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Drilling and Data Acquisition Planning Drilling and Data Acquisition Planning Topical Report Cooperative Agreement Award Number DE-FC-01NT41332 Submitted to the United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory ADD Document Control by BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. Robert Hunter (Principal Investigator) P.O. Box 196612 Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6612 Email: hunterrb@bp.com robert.hunter@asrcenergy.com Tel: (907)-339-6377 with University of Alaska Fairbanks Shirish Patil (Principal Investigator) 425 Duckering Building P.O. Box 755880 Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5880 and Arizona Board of Regents University of Arizona, Tucson Robert Casavant (Principal Investigator) Dept. Mining and Geological Engineering Rm. 245, Mines and Metallurgy Bldg. #12 1235 E. North Campus Dr., POB 210012

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Topic B Awardee: Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council |  

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Eastern Interconnection States' Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council Topic B Awardee: Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council The Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council (EISPC) is an historic endeavor initially funded by an award from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to a provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The goal is to create an unprecedented collaborative among the states in the Eastern Interconnection. Comprised of public utility commissions, Governors' offices, energy offices, and other key government representatives, this collaboration will foster and produce consistent and coordinated direction to the regional and interconnection-level analyses and planning. Significant state input and direction increases the probability that the outputs will be useful to the

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Topic Area 2: Data Gathering and Analysis | Open Energy Information  

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Additional EIPC Study Analysis: Interim Report on High Priority Topics  

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Between 2010 and 2012 the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) conducted a major long-term resource and transmission study of the Eastern Interconnection (EI). With guidance from a Stakeholder Steering Committee (SSC) that included representatives from the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) among others, the project was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 involved a long-term capacity expansion analysis that involved creation of eight major futures plus 72 sensitivities. Three scenarios were selected for more extensive transmission- focused evaluation in Phase 2. Five power flow analyses, nine production cost model runs (including six sensitivities), and three capital cost estimations were developed during this second phase. The results from Phase 1 and 2 provided a wealth of data that could be examined further to address energy-related questions. A list of 13 topics was developed for further analysis; this paper discusses the first five.

Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Black Holes at Future Colliders and Beyond: a Topical Review  

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One of the most dramatic consequences of low-scale (~1 TeV) quantum gravity in models with large or warped extra dimension(s) is copious production of mini black holes at future colliders and in ultra-high-energy cosmic ray collisions. Hawking radiation of these black holes is expected to be constrained mainly to our three-dimensional world and results in rich phenomenology. In this topical review we discuss the current status of astrophysical observations of black holes and selected aspects of mini black hole phenomenology, such as production at colliders and in cosmic rays, black hole decay properties, Hawking radiation as a sensitive probe of the dimensionality of extra space, as well as an exciting possibility of finding new physics in the decays of black holes.

Greg Landsberg

2006-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology development for iron Fischer-Tropsch catalysis. Quarterly technical progress report, 1996  

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The objective of this research project is to develop the technology for the production of physically robust iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts that have suitable activity, selectivity and stability to be used in the slurry phase synthesis reactor development. The catalysts that are developed shall be suitable for testing in the Advanced Fuels Development Facility at LaPorte, Texas, to produce either low- or high-alpha product distributions. Previous work by the offeror has produced a catalyst formulation that is 1.5 times as active as the ``standard-catalyst`` developed by German workers for slurry phase synthesis. The proposed work will optimize the catalyst composition and pretreatment operation for this low-alpha catalyst. In parallel, work will be conducted to design a high-alpha iron catalyst this is suitable for slurry phase synthesis. Studies will be conducted to define the chemical phases present at various stages of the pretreatment and synthesis stages and to define the course of these changes. The oxidation/reduction cycles that are anticipated to occur in large, commercial reactors will be studied at the laboratory scale. Catalyst performance will be determined for catalysts synthesized in this program for activity, select and aging characteristics. The research is divided into four major topical areas: (a) catalyst preparation and characterization, (b) product characterization, (c) reactor operations, and (d) data assessment. Accomplishments for this period are described.

Davis, B.H.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach for modeling the valve train system to control the homogeneous combustion in a compression ignition engine  

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This paper presents an approach for modeling the valve train system to obtain a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine from a gasoline engine. The HCCI engines use different indirect strategies to control the start of the combustion. The ... Keywords: exhaust gas recirculation, homogeneous charge compression ignition, variable valve timing

Radu Cosgarea; Corneliu Cofaru; Mihai Aleonte; Maria Luminita Scutaru; Liviu Jelenschi; Gabriel Sandu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermocatalytic conversion of food processing wastes: Topical report, FY 1988  

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The efficient utilization of waste produced during food processing operations is a topic of growing importance to the industry. While incineration is an attractive option for wastes with relatively low ash and moisture contents (i.e., under about 50 wt % moisture), it is not suitable for wastes with high moisture contents. Cheese whey, brewer's spent grain, and fruit pomace are examples of food processing wastes that are generally too wet to burn efficiently and cleanly. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is developing a thermocatalytic conversion process that can convert high-moisture wastes (up to 98 wt % moisture) to a medium-Btu fuel gas consisting primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. At the same time, the COD of these waste streams is reduced by 90% to 99%, Organic wastes are converted by thermocatalytic treatment at 350/degree/C to 400/degree/C and 3000 to 4000 psig. The process offers a relatively simple solution to waste treatment while providing net energy production from wastes containing as little as 2 wt % organic solids (this is equivalent to a COD of approximately 25,000 mg/L). This report describes continuous reactor system (CRS) experiments that have been conducted with food processing wastes. The purpose of the CRS experiments was to provide kinetic and catalyst lifetime data, which could not be obtained with the batch reactor tests. These data are needed for commercial scaleup of the process.

Baker, E.G.; Butner, R.S.; Sealock, L.J. Jr.; Elliott, D.C.; Neuenschwander, G.G.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility studies of a fuel cell for cogeneration of homogeneously catalyzed acetaldehyde and electricity from ethanol  

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The development and feasibility of a novel fuel cell for simultaneously generating electricity and homogeneously catalyzed acetaldehyde from ethanol are reported. The fuel cell is based on the supported molten-salt electrocatalysis technique that allows use of homogeneous (liquid-phase) catalysts in fuel cells for the first time. The electrocatalytic reaction combines the chemistry of the Wacker process conventionally used for acetaldehyde production from the partial oxidation of ethylene and that of the Veba-Chemie method. Nafion membranes impregnated with different electrolytic materials were used in the fuel cell as electrolytes to allow operation at reaction temperatures up to 165 C. Results obtained are comparable to those reported in the literature on partial oxidation of ethylene to acetaldehyde in a fuel cell based on conventional heterogeneous electrocatalysts.

Malhotra, S.; Datta, R. [Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Core Designs and Economic Analyses of Homogeneous Thoria-Urania Fuel in Light Water Reactors  

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The objective is to develop equilibrium fuel cycle designs for a typical pressurized water reactor (PWR) loaded with homogeneously mixed uranium-thorium dioxide (ThO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2}) fuel and compare those designs with more conventional UO{sub 2} designs.The fuel cycle analyses indicate that ThO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2} fuel cycles are technically feasible in modern PWRs. Both power peaking and soluble boron concentrations tend to be lower than in conventional UO{sub 2} fuel cycles, and the burnable poison requirements are less.However, the additional costs associated with the use of homogeneous ThO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2} fuel in a PWR are significant, and extrapolation of the results gives no indication that further increases in burnup will make thoria-urania fuel economically competitive with the current UO{sub 2} fuel used in light water reactors.

Saglam, Mehmet; Sapyta, Joe J.; Spetz, Stewart W.; Hassler, Lawrence A. [Framatome ANP, Inc. (France)

2004-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for preparing homogeneous single crystal ternary III-V alloys  

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A method for producing homogenous single crystal III--V ternary alloys of high crystal perfection using a floating crucible system in which the outer crucible holds a ternary alloy of the composition desired to be produced in the crystal and an inner floating crucible having a narrow, melt-passing channel in its bottom wall holds a small quantity of melt of a pseudo-binary liquidus composition which would freeze into the desired crystal composition. The alloy of the floating crucible is maintained at a predetermined lower temperature than the alloy of the outer crucible, and a single crystal of the desired homogeneous alloy is pulled out of the floating crucible melt, as melt from the outer crucible flows into a bottom channel of the floating crucible at a rate that corresponds to the rate of growth of the crystal.

Ciszek, T.F.

1990-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical treatment of the homogeneous Boltzmann equation for Maxwellian molecules in the presence of singular kernels  

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This paper proves the existence of weak solutions to the spatially homogeneous Boltzmann equation for Maxwellian molecules, when the initial data are chosen from the space of all Borel probability measures on R^3 with finite second moments and the (angular) collision kernel satisfies a very weak cutoff condition. Conservation of momentum and energy is also proved for these weak solutions, without resorting to any boundedness of the entropy.

Emanuele Dolera

2013-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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On the energy-momentum spectrum of a homogeneous Fermi gas  

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We consider translation invariant quantum systems in thermodynamic limit. We argue that their energy-momentum spectra should have shapes consistent with effective models involving quasiparticles. Our main example is second quantized homogeneous interacting Fermi gas in a large cubic box with periodic boundary conditions, at zero temperature. We expect that its energy-momentum spectrum has a positive energy gap and a positive critical velocity.

Jan Derezi?ski; Krzysztof A. Meissner; Marcin Napiórkowski

2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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K-groups of the quantum homogeneous space $SU_{q}(n)/SU_{q}(n-2)$  

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Quantum Steiffel manifolds were introduced by Vainerman and Podkolzin in \\cite{VP}. They classified the irreducible representations of their underlying $C^*$-algebras. Here we compute the K groups of the quantum homogeneous spaces $SU_{q}(n)/SU_{q}(n-2), n\\ge 3$. Specializing to the case $n=3$ we show that the fundamental unitary for quantum $SU(3)$ is nontrivial and is a unimodular element in $K_1$.

Chakraborty, Partha Sarathi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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K-groups of the quantum homogeneous space $SU_{q}(n)/SU_{q}(n-2)$.  

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Quantum Steiffel manifolds were introduced by Vainerman and Podkolzin in \\cite{VP}. They classified the irreducible representations of their underlying $C^*$-algebras. Here we compute the K groups of the quantum homogeneous spaces $SU_{q}(n)/SU_{q}(n-2), n\\ge 3$. Specializing to the case $n=3$ we show that the fundamental unitary for quantum $SU(3)$ is nontrivial and is a unimodular element in $K_1$.

Partha Sarathi Chakraborty; S. Sundar

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DOE-TSPP-9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees |  

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9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees 9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees DOE-TSPP-9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees Technical Standards Program Procedures (TSPP) - September 16, 2013 This procedure describes how topical committees are organized and recognized under the Technical Standards Program. This procedure applies to all Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters and field organizations, management and operating contractors, and laboratories (hereafter referred to collectively as TSP participants) working to the latest revision of DOE Order (O) 252.1A, Technical Standards Program. DOE-TSPP-9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees More Documents & Publications TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM TOPICAL COMMITTEES DOE-TSPP-8-2013, Converting DOE Technical Standards to Voluntary Consensus

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Tropical Anvil Characteristics and Water Vapor of the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL): Impact of Homogeneous Freezing Parameterizations  

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Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Freezing Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Freezing Parameterizations on Tropical Anvil Characteristics and Water Vapor Content of the TTL Jiwen Fan Climate Physics, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Contributed by: Jennifer Comstock, Mikhail Ovtchinnikov, Sally McFarlane, and Greg McFarquhar OBJECTIVES Look into the effects of the commonly used heterogeneous and homogeneous freezing parameterizations on anvil properties and water vapor content in the TTL for the deep convective clouds developed in the contrasting environments. Examine the impact of the immersion-freezing on homogeneous freezing process. Homogeneous freezing parameterizations (HFPs) 1) Koop et al. (2000): J r depends on the water activity of the solution and is independent of the nature of solute.

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Extremal Horizons with Reduced Symmetry: Hyperscaling Violation, Stripes, and a Classification for the Homogeneous Case  

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Classifying the zero-temperature ground states of quantum field theories with finite charge density is a very interesting problem. Via holography, this problem is mapped to the classification of extremal charged black brane geometries with anti-de Sitter asymptotics. In a recent paper [1], we proposed a Bianchi classification of the extremal near-horizon geometries in five dimensions, in the case where they are homogeneous but, in general, anisotropic. Here, we extend our study in two directions: we show that Bianchi attractors can lead to new phases, and generalize the classification of homogeneous phases in a way suggested by holography. In the first direction, we show that hyperscaling violation can naturally be incorporated into the Bianchi horizons. We also find analytical examples of "striped" horizons. In the second direction, we propose a more complete classification of homogeneous horizon geometries where the natural mathematics involves real four-algebras with three dimensional sub-algebras. This gives rise to a richer set of possible near-horizon geometries, where the holographic radial direction is non-trivially intertwined with field theory spatial coordinates. We find examples of several of the new types in systems consisting of reasonably simple matter sectors coupled to gravity, while arguing that others are forbidden by the Null Energy Condition. Extremal horizons in four dimensions governed by three-algebras or four-algebras are also discussed.

Norihiro Iizuka; Shamit Kachru; Nilay Kundu; Prithvi Narayan; Nilanjan Sircar; Sandip P. Trivedi; Huajia Wang

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Binary homogeneous nucleation: Temperature and relative humidity fluctuations and non-linearity  

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This report discusses binary homogeneous nucleation involving H[sub 2]SO[sub 4] and water vapor is thought to be the primary mechanism for new particle formation in the marine boundary layer. Temperature, relative humidity, and partial pressure of H[sub 2]SO[sub 4] vapor are the most important parameters in fixing the binary homogeneous nucleation rate in the H[sub 2]SO[sub 4]/H[sub 2]O system. The combination of thermodynamic calculations and laboratory experiments indicates that this rate varies roughly as the tenth power of the saturation ratio of H[sub 2]SO[sub 4] vapor. Furthermore, the vapor pressure of H[sub 2]SO[sub 4] is a function of temperature, and similar dependencies of the binary homogeneous nucleation rate on relative humidity can be noted as well. These factors thus introduce strong non-linearities into the system, and fluctuations of temperature, relative humidity, and H[sub 2]SO[sub 4] vapor concentrations about mean values may strongly influence the nucleation rate measured in the atmosphere.

Easter, R.C. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Peters, L.K. (Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Binary homogeneous nucleation: Temperature and relative humidity fluctuations and non-linearity  

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This report discusses binary homogeneous nucleation involving H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} and water vapor is thought to be the primary mechanism for new particle formation in the marine boundary layer. Temperature, relative humidity, and partial pressure of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} vapor are the most important parameters in fixing the binary homogeneous nucleation rate in the H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}/H{sub 2}O system. The combination of thermodynamic calculations and laboratory experiments indicates that this rate varies roughly as the tenth power of the saturation ratio of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} vapor. Furthermore, the vapor pressure of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} is a function of temperature, and similar dependencies of the binary homogeneous nucleation rate on relative humidity can be noted as well. These factors thus introduce strong non-linearities into the system, and fluctuations of temperature, relative humidity, and H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} vapor concentrations about mean values may strongly influence the nucleation rate measured in the atmosphere.

Easter, R.C. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Peters, L.K. [Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogenization and Upscaling for Diffusion, Heat Conduction, and Wave Propagation in Heterogeneous Materials  

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We present a general homogenization method for diffusion, heat conduction, and wave propagation in a periodic heterogeneous material with piecewise constants. The method is relevant to the frequently encountered upscaling issues for heterogeneous materials. The dispersion relation for each problem is first expressed in the general form where the frequency w (or wavenumber k) is expanded in terms of the wavenumber k (or frequency w). A general homogenization model can be directly obtained with any given dispersion relation. Next step we study the unit cell of the heterogeneous material and derive the exact dispersion relation. The final homogenized equations include both leading order terms (effective properties) and high order contributions that represent the effect of the microscopic heterogeneity on the macroscopic behavior. That effect can be lumped into a single dimensionless heterogeneity parameter, which is bounded between -1/12 less than or equal to less than or equal to 0 and has a universal expression for all three problems. Numerical examples validate the proposed method and demonstrate a significant computational saving.

Zhi-Jie Xu

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogenization for Periodic Heterogeneous Materials with Arbitrary Position-Dependent Material Properties  

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We present a rigorous homogenization approach for efficient computation of a class of physical problems in a one-dimensional periodic heterogeneous material. This material is represented by a spatially periodic array of unit cells with a length of e. More specifically, the method is applied to the diffusion, heat conduction, and wave propagation problems. Heterogeneous materials can have arbitrary position-dependent continuous or discontinuous materials properties (for example heat conductivity) within the unit cell. The final effective model includes both effective properties at the leading order and high-order contributions due to the microscopic heterogeneity. A dimensionless heterogeneity parameter ß is defined to represent high-order contributions, shown to be in the range of [-1/12, 0], and has a universal expression for all three problems. Both effective properties and heterogeneity parameter ß are independent of e, the microscopic scale of heterogeneity. The homogenized solution describing macroscopic variations can be obtained from the effective model. Solution with sub-unit-cell accuracy can be constructed based on the homogenized solution and its spatial derivatives. The paper represents a general approach to obtain the effective model for arbitrary periodic heterogeneous materials with position-dependent properties.

Xu Zhi-Jie

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Business Innovation Research Program Topics- October 28, 2013.  

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This document outlines the topics covered by the 2013-14 SBIR funding opportunity announcement and show the details of how to apply for the program.

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Design of catalysts featuring multiple functional groups is a desirable, yet formidable goal. Antibody 13G5, which accelerates the cleavage of unactivated benzisoxazoles, is one of few artificial enzymes that harness an acid and a base to achieve efficient proton transfer. X-ray structures of the Fab-hapten complexes of wild-type 13G5 and active-site variants now afford detailed insights into its mechanism. The parent antibody preorganizes Asp{sup H35} and Glu{sup L34} to abstract a proton from substrate and to orient a water molecule for leaving group stabilization, respectively. Remodeling the environment of the hydrogen bond donor with a compensatory network of ordered waters, as seen in the Glu{sup L34} to alanine mutant, leads to an impressive 10{sup 9}-fold rate acceleration over the nonenzymatic reaction with acetate, illustrating the utility of buried water molecules in bifunctional catalysis. Generalization of these design principles may aid in creation of catalysts for other important chemical transformations.

Debler, Erik W.; Müller, Roger; Hilvert, Donald; Wilson, Ian A.; (Scripps); (ETH Zurich)

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NERC | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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NERC NERC Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers NERC Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC) Director(s): Bartosz A. Grzybowski Lead Institution: Northwestern University Mission: To understand self-organization in dissipative, far-from-equilibrium systems and to use this knowledge to synthesize adaptive, reconfigurable materials for energy storage and transduction. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, bio-inspired, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), superconductivity, mechanical behavior, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis

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emc2 | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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emc2 emc2 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers emc2 Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2) Director(s): Hector D. Abruna Lead Institution: Cornell University Mission: To advance the science of energy conversion and storage by understanding and exploiting fundamental properties of active materials and their interfaces. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), hydrogen and fuel cells, defects, charge transport, membrane, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable

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CABS | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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CABS CABS Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers CABS Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems (CABS) Director(s): Jan Jaworski Lead Institution: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Mission: To generate the fundamental knowledge required to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis and production of energy-rich molecules in plants. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (fuels), photosynthesis (natural and artificial), biofuels (including algae and biomass), bio-inspired, charge transport, carbon capture, synthesis (novel materials) Materials Studied: MATERIALS: biological (DNA, protein)

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ANSER | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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ANSER ANSER Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers ANSER Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center Director(s): Michael R. Wasielewski Lead Institution: Northwestern University Mission: To revolutionize our understanding of molecules, materials and methods necessary to create dramatically more efficient technologies for solar fuels and electricity production. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), solar (fuels), photosynthesis (natural and artificial), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, electrodes - solar, defects, charge transport, spin dynamics, membrane, materials and chemistry by design, optics,

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CCHF | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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CCHF CCHF Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers CCHF Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization (CCHF) Director(s): T. Brent Gunnoe Lead Institution: University of Virginia Mission: To develop, validate, and optimize new methods to rearrange the bonds of hydrocarbons, implement enzymatic strategies into synthetic systems, and design optimal environments for catalysts that can be used to reversibly functionalize hydrocarbons, especially for more efficient use of natural gas including low temperature conversion to liquid fuels. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), bio-inspired, hydrogen

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CME | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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CME CME Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events Publications Contact BES Home Centers CME Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis Director(s): R. Morris Bullock Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Mission: To understand, design and develop molecular electrocatalysts for solar fuel production and use. Research Topics: catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (fuels), bio-inspired, energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), hydrogen and fuel cells, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials) Materials Studied: MATERIALS: metal Experimental and Theoretical Methods: X-ray diffraction and scattering, density functional theory (DFT), quantum

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Regularized Latent Semantic Indexing: A New Approach to Large-Scale Topic Modeling  

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Topic modeling provides a powerful way to analyze the content of a collection of documents. It has become a popular tool in many research areas, such as text mining, information retrieval, natural language processing, and other related fields. In real-world ... Keywords: Topic modeling, distributed learning, online learning, regularization, sparse methods

Quan Wang; Jun Xu; Hang Li; Nick Craswell

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mr. LDA: a flexible large scale topic modeling package using variational inference in MapReduce  

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Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) is a popular topic modeling technique for exploring document collections. Because of the increasing prevalence of large datasets, there is a need to improve the scalability of inference for LDA. In this paper, we introduce ... Keywords: mapreduce, scalability, topic models

Ke Zhai; Jordan Boyd-Graber; Nima Asadi; Mohamad L. Alkhouja

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LDA-Based topic modeling in labeling blog posts with wikipedia entries  

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Given a search query, most existing search engines simply return a ranked list of search results. However, it is often the case that those search result documents consist of a mixture of documents that are closely related to various contents. In order ... Keywords: LDA, blog, topic analysis, topic model, wikipedia

Daisuke Yokomoto; Kensaku Makita; Hiroko Suzuki; Daichi Koike; Takehito Utsuro; Yasuhide Kawada; Tomohiro Fukuhara

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topics in radiation at accelerators: Radiation physics for personnel and environmental protection  

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This report discusses the following topics: Composition of Accelerator Radiation Fields; Shielding of Electrons and Photons at Accelerators; Shielding of Hadrons at Accelerators; Low Energy Prompt Radiation Phenomena; Induced Radioactivity at Accelerators; Topics in Radiation Protection Instrumentation at Accelerators; and Accelerator Radiation Protection Program Elements.