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1

Vertically stabilized elongated cross-section tokamak  

SciTech Connect

This invention provides a vertically stabilized, non-circular (minor) cross-section, toroidal plasma column characterized by an external separatrix. To this end, a specific poloidal coil means is added outside a toroidal plasma column containing an endless plasma current in a tokamak to produce a rectangular cross-section plasma column along the equilibrium axis of the plasma column. By elongating the spacing between the poloidal coil means the plasma cross-section is vertically elongated, while maintaining vertical stability, efficiently to increase the poloidal flux in linear proportion to the plasma cross-section height to achieve a much greater plasma volume than could be achieved with the heretofore known round cross-section plasma columns. Also, vertical stability is enhanced over an elliptical cross-section plasma column, and poloidal magnetic divertors are achieved.

Sheffield, George V. (Hopewell, NJ)

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

2

In situ oil shale retort with a generally T-shaped vertical cross section  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An in situ oil shale retort is formed in a subterranean formation containing oil shale. The retort contains a fragmented permeable mass of formation particles containing oil shale and has a production level drift in communication with a lower portion of the fragmented mass for withdrawing liquid and gaseous products of retorting during retorting of oil shale in the fragmented mass. The principal portion of the fragmented mass is spaced vertically above a lower production level portion having a generally T-shaped vertical cross section. The lower portion of the fragmented mass has a horizontal cross sectional area smaller than the horizontal cross sectional area of the upper principal portion of the fragmented mass above the production level.

Ricketts, Thomas E. (Grand Junction, CO)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

3

Cross-section  

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Cross-section Cross-section formulae for specific processes 1 39. CROSS-SECTION FORMULAE FOR SPECIFIC PROCESSES Revised September 2005 by R.N. Cahn (LBNL). Setting aside leptoproduction (for which, see Sec. 16), the cross sections of primary interest are those with light incident particles, e + e - , γγ, qq, gq , gg, etc., where g and q represent gluons and light quarks. The produced particles include both light particles and heavy ones - t, W , Z, and the Higgs boson H. We provide the production cross sections calculated within the Standard Model for several such processes. 39.1. Resonance Formation Resonant cross sections are generally described by the Breit-Wigner formula (Sec. 16 of this Review). σ(E) = 2J + 1 (2S 1 + 1)(2S 2 + 1) 4π k 2 Γ 2 /4 (E - E 0 ) 2 + Γ 2 /4 B in B out , (39.1) where E is the c.m. energy, J is the spin of the resonance, and the number of polarization states of the two incident particles

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Physics Out Loud - Cross Section  

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Cerenkov Light Previous Video (Cerenkov Light) Physics Out Loud Main Index Next Video (Cryomodule) Cryomodule Cross Section Jo Dudek, a jointly appointed associate professor at Old...

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Neutron cross sections: Book of curves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neuton Cross Sections: Book of Curves represents the fourth edition of what was previously known as BNL-325, Neutron Cross Sections, Volume 2, CURVES. Data is presented only for (i.e., intergrated) reaction cross sections (and related fission parameters) as a function of incident-neutron energy for the energy range 0.01 eV to 200 MeV. For the first time, isometric state production cross sections have been included. 11 refs., 4 figs.

McLane, V.; Dunford, C.L.; Rose, P.F.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST: Electron-Impact Cross Section Database  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... of molecules by electron impact. The database also includes cross sections for some atoms and energy distributions of ejected electrons for H, He ...

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino absortion cross sections in supernova environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study charged-current neutrino cross sections on neutronrich nuclei in the mass $A\\sim60$ region. Special attention is paid to environmental effects, i.e. finite temperature and density, on the cross sections. As these effects are largest for small neutrino energies, it is sufficient to study only the Gamow-Teller (GT) contributions to the cross sections. The relevant GT strength distributions are derived from large-scale shell model calculations. We find that the low-energy cross sections are enhanced at finite temperatures. However, for $(\

J. M. Sampaio; K. Langanke; G. Martinez-Pinedo

2001-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Data Group - Hadronic Cross-sections  

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Data files and plots of cross-sections and related quantities in the 2012 Review of Particle Physics Please use this CITATION: J. Beringer et al. (Particle Data Group), Phys. Rev....

9

Path forward for dosimetry cross sections  

SciTech Connect

In the 1980's the dosimetry community embraced the need for a high fidelity quantification of uncertainty in nuclear data used for dosimetry applications. This led to the adoption of energy-dependent covariance matrices as the accepted manner of quantifying the uncertainty data. The trend for the dosimetry community to require high fidelity treatment of uncertainty estimates has continued to the current time where requirements on nuclear data are codified in standards such as ASTM E 1018. This paper surveys the current state of the dosimetry cross sections and investigates the quality of the current dosimetry cross section evaluations by examining calculated-to-experimental ratios in neutron benchmark fields. In recent years more nuclear-related technical areas are placing an emphasis on uncertainty quantification. With the availability of model-based cross sections and covariance matrices produced by nuclear data codes, some nuclear-related communities are considering the role these covariance matrices should play. While funding within the dosimetry community for cross section evaluations has been very meager, other areas, such as the solar-related astrophysics community and the US Nuclear Criticality Safety Program, have been supporting research in the area of neutron cross sections. The Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the ENDF/B library which has been the mainstay for the reactor dosimetry community. Given the new trends in cross section evaluations, this paper explores the path forward for the US nuclear reactor dosimetry community and its use of the ENDF/B cross-sections. The major concern is maintenance of the sufficiency and accuracy of the uncertainty estimate when used for dosimetry applications. The two major areas of deficiency in the proposed ENDF/B approach are: 1) the use of unrelated covariance matrices in ENDF/B evaluations and 2) the lack of 'due consideration' of experimental data in the evaluation. (authors)

Griffin, P.J. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1146 (United States); Peters, C.D. [Sandia Staffing Alliance, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (United States)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

10

Top differential cross section measurements (Tevatron)  

SciTech Connect

Differential cross sections in the top quark sector measured at the Fermilab Tevatron collider are presented. CDF used 2.7 fb{sup -1} of data and measured the differential cross section as a function of the invariant mass of the t{bar t} system. The measurement shows good agreement with the standard model and furthermore is used to derive limits on the ratio {kappa}/M{sub Pl} for gravitons which decay to top quarks in the Randall-Sundrum model. D0 used 1.0 fb{sup -1} of data to measure the differential cross section as a function of the transverse momentum of the top-quark. The measurement shows a good agreement to the next-to-leading order perturbative QCD prediction and various other standard model predictions.

Jung, Andreas W.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

11

Photodisintegration Cross Section of {sup 241}Am  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The photodisintegration cross section of radioactive {sup 241}Am has been obtained for the first time using monoenergetic {gamma}-ray beams from the HI{gamma}S facility. The induced activity of {sup 240}Am produced via the {sup 241}Am({gamma},n) reaction in the {gamma}-ray energy range from 9.5 to 16 MeV was measured by the activation technique utilizing high resolution HPGe detectors. The {sup 241}Am({gamma},n) cross section was determined both by measuring the absolute {gamma}-ray flux and by comparison to the {sup 197}Au({gamma},n) and {sup 58}Ni({gamma},n) cross section standards. The experimental data for the {sup 241}Am({gamma},n) reaction in the giant dipole resonance energy region is compared with statistical nuclear-model calculations.

Tonchev, A. P.; Howell, C. R.; Hutcheson, A.; Kwan, E.; Rusev, G.; Tornow, W. [Duke University and TUNL, Durham NC 27708 (United States); Hammond, S.; Karwowski, H. J. [University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and TUNL, Chapel Hill NC 27599 (United States); Huibregtse, C.; Kelley, J. H. [North Carolina State University and TUNL, Raleigh NC 27695 (United States); Vieira, D. J.; Wilhelmy, J. B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545 (United States)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

12

Solar fusion cross sections Eric G. Adelberger  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar fusion cross sections Eric G. Adelberger Nuclear Physics Laboratory, University of Washington of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 Stuart J. Freedman Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 Moshe Gai Department of Physics U46, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Bahcall, John

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Testing (Validating?) Cross Sections with ICSBEP Benchmarks  

SciTech Connect

We discuss how to use critical benchmarks from the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments to determine the applicability of specific cross sections to the end-user's problem of interest. Particular attention is paid to making sure the selected suite of benchmarks includes the user's range of applicability (ROA).

Kahler, Albert C. III [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

14

Diboson production cross section at LHC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents an overview of the diboson production cross-section measurements and constraints on anomalous triple-gauge boson couplings performed by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations using proton-proton collisions produced at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrt{s} = 7 and 8 TeV at LHC. Results for all combinations of W, Z and \\gamma\\ gauge bosons (excluding \\gamma\\gamma) are presented with emphasis on the new WZ and ZZ production cross sections measured by ATLAS at sqrt{s} = 8 TeV and on the new constraints on anomalous triple-gauge couplings set by CMS in the WW and Z\\gamma\\ modes.

Vincenzo Lombardo

2013-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

15

Electron-collision cross sections for iodine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present results from a joint experimental and theoretical study of elastic electron scattering from atomic iodine. The experimental results were obtained by subtracting known cross sections from the measured data obtained with a pyrolyzed mixed beam containing a variety of atomic and molecular species. The calculations were performed using both a fully relativistic Dirac B-spline R-matrix (close-coupling) method and an optical model potential approach. Given the difficulty of the problem, the agreement between the two sets of theoretical predictions and the experimental data for the angle-differential and the angle-integrated elastic cross sections at 40 eV and 50 eV is satisfactory.

Zatsarinny, O.; Bartschat, K. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa 50311 (United States); Garcia, G. [Instituto de Fisica Fundamental, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid E-28006 (Spain); Blanco, F. [Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid E-28040 (Spain); Hargreaves, L.R.; Jones, D.B.; Murrie, R.; Brunton, J.R. [ARC Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001 (Australia); Brunger, M.J. [ARC Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001 (Australia); Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Hoshino, M. [Department of Materials and Life Sciences, Sophia University, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 102-8554 (Japan); Buckman, S.J. [ARC Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron cross section measurements at WNR  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Weapons Neutron Research Facility has been used to obtain moderate-resolution total neutron cross section data for H, C, /sup 208/Pb, /sup 232/Th, /sup 238/U, and /sup 242/Pu over the energy range 5 to 200 MeV. Neutrons were produced by bombarding a 2.5-cm diam by 15-cm long Ta target with an 800 MeV pulsed proton beam from LAMPF. A 10.2-cm diam by 15.2-cm thick NE110 proton recoil detector was used at a flight path of 32 meters, giving a time-of-flight resolution of 60 ps/m. The total cross section results are compared to ENDF/BV evaluations and to previous data where possible.

Lisowski, P.W.; Archampaugh, G.F.; Moore, M.S.; Morgan, G.L.; Shamu, R.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross sections for electron scattering from magnesium  

SciTech Connect

A B-spline R-matrix (close-coupling) method has been used to perform a systematic study of angle-differential cross sections for electron scattering from neutral magnesium. The calculations cover elastic scattering and excitation of the five excited states (3s3p) {sup 3,1}P{sup o}, (3s3d) {sup 1}D, (3s4s) {sup 1}S, and (3s4p) {sup 1}P{sup o}. A multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock method with nonorthogonal orbitals was employed for an accurate representation of the target wave functions. The close-coupling expansion for the collision problem included 37 bound states of neutral magnesium. Angle-differential cross sections are presented for incident electron energies from 10 to 100 eV. These results, as well as the corresponding angle-integrated cross sections, are compared with various experimental data and predictions from other close-coupling and distorted-wave calculations. In spite of a few remaining discrepancies, the overall agreement between our results and the experimental data is very satisfactory.

Zatsarinny, Oleg; Bartschat, Klaus; Gedeon, Sergey; Gedeon, Viktor; Lazur, Vladimir; Nagy, Elizabeth [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa 50311 (United States); Department of Theoretical Physics, Uzhgorod State University, Uzhgorod 88000 (Ukraine)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

18

Experiments on Antiprotons: Antiproton-Nucleon Cross Sections  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

In this paper experiments are reported on annihilation and scattering of antiprotons in H{sub 2}O , D{sub 2}O, and O{sub 2}. From the data measured it is possible to obtain an antiproton-proton and an antiproton-deuteron cross section at 457 Mev (lab). Further analysis gives the p-p and p-n cross sections as 104 mb for the p-p reaction cross section and 113 mb for the p-n reaction cross section. The respective annihilation cross sections are 89 and 74 mb. The Glauber correction necessary in order to pass from the p-d to the p-n cross section by subtraction of the p-p cross section is unfortunately large and somewhat uncertain. The data are compared with the p-p and p-n cross sections and with other results on p-p collisions.

Chamberlain, Owen; Keller, Donald V.; Mermond, Ronald; Segre, Emilio; Steiner, Herbert M.; Ypsilantis, Tom

1957-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Why understanding neutrino cross sections is important for astrophysics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neutrino cross sections are important in many different astrophysical environments. Particularly needed is information about low energy (tens of MeV) cross sections. We review, for a few situations, the importance of neutrino cross sections for supernovae, gamma ray bursts and neutron stars.

McLaughlin, G. C. [Department of Physics North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8202 (United States)

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphs of the cross sections in the recommended Monte Carlo cross-section library at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Graphs of all neutron cross sections and photon production cross sections on the Recommended Monte Carlo Cross Section (RMCCS) library have been plotted along with local neutron heating numbers. Values for anti ..nu.., the average number of neutrons per fission, are also given.

Soran, P.D.; Seamon, R.E.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Criticality benchmark comparisons leading to cross-section upgrades  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For several years criticality benchmark calculations with COG. COG is a point-wise Monte Carlo code developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). It solves the Boltzmann equation for the transport of neutrons and photons. The principle consideration in developing COG was that the resulting calculation would be as accurate as the point-wise cross-sectional data, since no physics computational approximations were used. The objective of this paper is to report on COG results for criticality benchmark experiments in concert with MCNP comparisons which are resulting in corrections an upgrades to the point-wise ENDL cross-section data libraries. Benchmarking discrepancies reported here indicated difficulties in the Evaluated Nuclear Data Livermore (ENDL) cross-sections for U-238 at thermal neutron energy levels. This led to a re-evaluation and selection of the appropriate cross-section values from several cross-section sets available (ENDL, ENDF/B-V). Further cross-section upgrades anticipated.

Alesso, H.P.; Annese, C.E.; Heinrichs, D.P.; Lloyd, W.R.; Lent, E.M.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

22

Positive Scattering Cross Sections using Constrained Least Squares  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method which creates a positive Legendre expansion from truncated Legendre cross section libraries is presented. The cross section moments of order two and greater are modified by a constrained least squares algorithm, subject to the constraints that the zeroth and first moments remain constant, and that the standard discrete ordinate scattering matrix is positive. A method using the maximum entropy representation of the cross section which reduces the error of these modified moments is also presented. These methods are implemented in PARTISN, and numerical results from a transport calculation using highly anisotropic scattering cross sections with the exponential discontinuous spatial scheme is presented.

Dahl, J.A.; Ganapol, B.D.; Morel, J.E.

1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

23

NIST: Electron-Impact Cross Section Database - Ver. History  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... date]. Version 3.0 August 2004, Electron-impact cross section data has been added for many molecules and atoms. Version ...

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NIST: Electron-Impact Cross Section Database - Intro.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... the ionization and excitation of atoms and molecules by electron impact is ... ionization cross sections (energy distribution of ejected electrons) for H ...

25

Eliassen-Palm Cross Sections for the Troposphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eliassen-Palm (EP) cross sections are meridional cross sections showing the Eliassen-Palm flux F by arrows and its divergence by contours. For large-scale, quasi-geostrophic motion F is defined to have ? and ? components r0 cos?[?u?v?, fv???/?p] where ? is ...

H. J. Edmon Jr.; B. J. Hoskins; M. E. McIntyre

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission Cross Section Measurements of Actinides at LANSCE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fission cross sections of a range of actinides have been measured at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) in support of nuclear energy applications. By combining measurement at two LANSCE facilities, Lujan Center and the Weapons Neutron Research center (WNR), differential cross sections can be measured from sub-thermal energies up to 200 MeV. Incident neutron energies are determined using the time-of-flight method, and parallel-plate ionization chambers are used to measure fission cross sections relative to the 235U standard. Recent measurements include the 233, 238U, 239-242Pu, and 243Am neutron-induced fission cross sections. In this paper preliminary results for fission cross sections of 243Am and 233U will be presented.

F. Tovesson; A. B. Laptev; T. S. Hill

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

27

Cross Section to Multiplicity Ratios at Very High Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent data from the LHC makes it possible to examine an old speculation that at very high energy the total multiplicity and the cross section in elementary particle interactions vary in parallel with energy. Using fits incorporating the new data, it appears that the ratios of the total, elastic, and inelastic cross sections to the average multiplicity N can in fact approach constants at very high energy. The approach to the limit is however quite slow for the total and inelastic cross sections and is not yet reached at LHC energies. The elastic ratio sigma^{el}/N at 7 TeV, however, is not far from its asymptotic value.

M. M. Block; L. Stodolsky

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

28

Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 2. Differential Distributions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This Report summarises the results of the second year's activities of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group. The main goal of the working group was to present the state of the art of Higgs Physics at the LHC, integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. The first working group report Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 1. Inclusive Observables (CERN-2011-002) focuses on predictions (central values and errors) for total Higgs production cross sections and Higgs branching ratios in the Standard Model and its minimal supersymmetric extension, covering also related issues such as Monte Carlo generators, parton distribution functions, and pseudo-observables. This second Report represents the next natural step towards realistic predictions upon providing results on cross sections with benchmark cuts, differential distributions, details of specific decay channels, and further recent developments.

LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group; S. Dittmaier; C. Mariotti; G. Passarino; R. Tanaka; S. Alekhin; J. Alwall; E. A. Bagnaschi; A. Banfi; J. Blumlein; S. Bolognesi; N. Chanon; T. Cheng; L. Cieri; A. M. Cooper-Sarkar; M. Cutajar; S. Dawson; G. Davies; N. De Filippis; G. Degrassi; A. Denner; D. D'Enterria; S. Diglio; B. Di Micco; R. Di Nardo; R. K. Ellis; A. Farilla; S. Farrington; M. Felcini; G. Ferrera; M. Flechl; D. de Florian; S. Forte; S. Ganjour; M. V. Garzelli; S. Gascon-Shotkin; S. Glazov; S. Goria; M. Grazzini; J. -Ph. Guillet; C. Hackstein; K. Hamilton; R. Harlander; M. Hauru; S. Heinemeyer; S. Hoche; J. Huston; C. Jackson; P. Jimenez-Delgado; M. D. Jorgensen; M. Kado; S. Kallweit; A. Kardos; N. Kauer; H. Kim; M. Kovac; M. Kramer; F. Krauss; C. -M. Kuo; S. Lehti; Q. Li; N. Lorenzo; F. Maltoni; B. Mellado; S. O. Moch; A. Muck; M. Muhlleitner; P. Nadolsky; P. Nason; C. Neu; A. Nikitenko; C. Oleari; J. Olsen; S. Palmer; S. Paganis; C. G. Papadopoulos; T . C. Petersen; F. Petriello; F. Petrucci; G. Piacquadio; E. Pilon; C. T. Potter; J. Price; I. Puljak; W. Quayle; V. Radescu; D. Rebuzzi; L. Reina; J. Rojo; D. Rosco; G. P. Salam; A. Sapronov; J. Schaarschmidt; M. Schonherr; M. Schumacher; F. Siegert; P. Slavich; M. Spira; I. W. Stewart; W. J. Stirling; F. Stockli; C. Sturm; F. J. Tackmann; R. S. Thorne; D. Tommasini; P. Torrielli; F. Tramontano; Z. Trocsanyi; M. Ubiali; S. Uccirati; M. Vazquez Acosta; T. Vickey; A. Vicini; W. J. Waalewijn; D. Wackeroth; M. Warsinsky; M. Weber; M. Wiesemann; G. Weiglein; J. Yu; G. Zanderighi

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Black Hole Cross Section at the Large Hadron Collider  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Black hole production at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was first discussed in 1999. Since then, much work has been performed in predicting the black hole cross section. In light of the start up of the LHC, it is now timely to review the state of these calculations. We review the uncertainties in estimating the black hole cross section in higher dimensions. One would like to make this estimate as precise as possible since the predicted values, or lower limits, obtain for the fundamental Planck scale and number of extra dimensions from experiments will depend directly on the accuracy of the cross section. Based on the current knowledge of the cross section, we give a range of lower limits on the fundamental Planck scale that could be obtained at LHC energies.

Douglas M. Gingrich

2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

30

Energy dependence of the total photoproduction cross section at HERA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The energy dependence of the total photon-proton cross-section is determined from data collected with the ZEUS detector at HERA with two different proton beam energies.

Aharon Levy

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

31

Scaling Cross Sections for Ion-atom Impact Ionization  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The values of ion-atom ionization cross sections are frequently needed for many applications that utilize the propagation of fast ions through matter. When experimental data and theoretical calculations are not available, approximate formulas are frequently used. This paper briefly summarizes the most important theoretical results and approaches to cross section calculations in order to place the discussion in historical perspective and offer a concise introduction to the topic. Based on experimental data and theoretical predictions, a new fit for ionization cross sections is proposed. The range of validity and accuracy of several frequently used approximations (classical trajectory, the Born approximation, and so forth) are discussed using, as examples, the ionization cross sections of hydrogen and helium atoms by various fully stripped ions.

Igor D. Kaganovich; Edward Startsev; Ronald C. Davidson

2003-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

32

Hadronic cross sections, elastic slope and physical bounds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An almost model-independent parametrization for the ratio of the total hadronic cross section to elastic slope is discussed. Its applicability in studies of asymptotia and analyses of extensive air shower in cosmic-ray physics is also outlined.

Fagundes, D. A.; Menon, M. J. [Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, 13083-859 Campinas SP (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

33

Photon - Axion Conversion Cross Sections in a Resonant Cavity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Photon - axion conversions in the resonant cavity with the lowest mode are considered in detail by the Feynman diagram method. The differential cross sections are presented and numerical evaluations are given. It is shown that there is a resonant conversion for the considered process, in which the conversion cross sections are much larger than those of the wave guide in the same conditions. Some estimates for experimental conditions are given from our results.

Dang Van Soa; Hoang Ngoc Long; Le Nhu Thuc

2006-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

34

Cross section space shielding in double heterogeneous HTGR systems  

SciTech Connect

Collision probability methods using rational approximations for space shielding of cross sections in nuclear reactor codes allowing for one level of heterogeneity are first reviewed. A Dancoff factor for a cylindrical HTGR fuel pin with grain structure is then derived. A new simple method for cross section space shielding in a doubly heterogeneous HTGR system using collision probabilities and rational approximations is subsequently presented and calculations based on it are compared with calculations based on more elaborate methods. 39 references. (auth)

Stamatelatos, M.G.

1975-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

35

New aspects in the evaluation of thermal neutron cross sections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because of recent advances in experimental techniques, which improved the accuracies of thermal capture and scattering cross sections by an order of magnitude, a more stringent approach in the evaluation of the thermal constants is developed. In the present approach, the following aspects are introduced: (1) a consistency between thermal cross sections, coherent and incoherent scattering lengths, and neutron resonance parameters is achieved; (2) a consistency between the isotopic and element cross sections is sought; in addition, for each isotope, the requirement that the partial cross sections add up to the total is fulfilled; (3) where possible, charged particle data particularly derived from (d,p) reactions on light and medium weight isotopes are used in locating the positions and strengths of bound levels. Such a procedure is useful in the evaluation of the shape of the cross sections in the thermal region; and (4) the Lane-Lynn theory of direct capture is called upon to calculate thermal cross sections and check for consistencies for certain isotopes. Extensive examples to illustrate these procedures are presented.

Mughabghab, S.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent advances in modeling fission cross sections over intermediate structures  

SciTech Connect

More accurate fission cross section calculations in presence of underlying intermediate structure are strongly desired. This paper recalls the common approximations used below the fission threshold and quantifies their impact. In particular, an exact expanded R-matrix Monte Carlo calculation of the intermediate structure, deeply mixed with the fluctuations of the class-I and II decay amplitudes, is shown. This paper also insists on the microscopic structure of the level densities as a function of the nucleus deformation and show preliminary neutron induced fission cross section calculations for {sup 239}Pu and {sup 240}Pu using newly calculated combinatorial level densities. Comparisons with recent evaluated and measured fission cross sections are made.

Bouland, Olivier [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lynn, J. Eric [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Talou, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

37

pi+- p differential cross sections at low energies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Differential cross sections for pi- p and pi+ p elastic scattering were measured at five energies between 19.9 and 43.3 MeV. The use of the CHAOS magnetic spectrometer at TRIUMF, supplemented by a range telescope for muon background suppression, provided simultaneous coverage of a large part of the full angular range, thus allowing very precise relative cross section measurements. The absolute normalization was determined with a typical accuracy of 5 %. This was verified in a simultaneous measurement of muon proton elastic scattering. The measured cross sections show some deviations from phase shift analysis predictions, in particular at large angles and low energies. From the new data we determine the real part of the isospin forward scattering amplitude.

H. Denz; P. Amaudruz; J.T. Brack; J. Breitschopf; P. Camerini; J.L. Clark; H. Clement; L. Felawka; E. Fragiacomo; E.F. Gibson; N. Grion; G.J. Hofman; B. Jamieson; E.L. Mathie; R. Meier; G. Moloney; D. Ottewell; O. Patarakin; J.D. Patterson; M.M. Pavan; S. Piano; K. Raywood; R.A. Ristinen; R. Rui; M.E. Sevior; G.R. Smith; J. Stahov; R. Tacik; G.J. Wagner; F. von Wrochem; D.M. Yeomans

2005-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Inelastic cross sections for positron scattering from atomic hydrogen  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Positronium formation (Ps) cross sections for positrons impinging on atomic hydrogen were measured in the impact energy range from 13eV to 255eV at the High Intensity Positron (HIP) beam at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The Ps-formation cross section was found to rise rapidly from the threshold at 6.8eV to a maximum value of (2.98 {plus_minus} 0.18) {times} 10{sup {minus}16} cm{sup 2} for {approx} 15eV positrons. By 75eV it drops below the detection limit of 0.17 {times} 10{sup {minus}16} cm{sup 2} which is the present level of statistical uncertainty. The experiment was modified to enable the measurement of doubly differential scattering cross sections.

Weber, M.; Hofmann, A.; Raith, W.; Sperber, W. [Bielefeld Univ. (Germany). Fakultaet fuer Physik; Jacobsen, F.; Lynn, K.G. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A new method for the calculation of photodissociation cross sections  

SciTech Connect

A time-independent quantum mechanical approach to the calculation of photodissociation cross sections is developed. The method is based on the use of a discrete variable representation (DVR) and the application of absorbing boundary conditions (ABC). Both total photodissociation cross sections and partial cross sections (hence product state distributions) are obtained using the same basic technique, but the calculation is particularly efficient when only the former quantity is required. The method is applied to the photodissociation of HCl[sup +] for which accurate potential energy curves and dipole moment functions are available, to the photodissociation of ClCN which is a direct process, involving a single excited electronic state, and to the photodissociation of ICN which involves several strongly coupled excited electronic states. The applicability of the suggested scheme to a variety of other field--matter interaction processes is pointed out.

Seideman, T. (Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States))

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian Analysis of Inconsistent Measurements of Neutron Cross Sections  

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The evaluation of neutron cross sections as a function of energy is fraught with inconsistent measurements. I describe a Bayesian approach to deal with the inconsistencies by probabilistically modeling the possibility of discrepant data and data sets with long-tailed likelihood functions. Systematic normalization uncertainties in each data set are included by considering the normalization to be a variable with specified uncertainty. By characterizing its uncertainty with a mixture of Cauchy and Gaussian distributions, data sets that disagree with the majority of others are given less weight in terms of normalization, but still provide useful information about the energy dependency of the cross sections. I demonstrate the approach with data sets of neutron fission cross sections for americium 243. Samples from the posterior obtained with the Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique are used to estimate the posterior mean and standard error.

Hanson, Kenneth M. [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

2005-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Inelastic cross sections from gamma-ray measurements  

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Measurements of gamma rays following neutron induced reactions have been studied with the Germanium Array for Neutron-induced Excitations (GEANIE) at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) for many years. Gamma-ray excitation functions and coincidence studies provide insight into nuclear reaction mechanisms as well as expanding our knowledge of energy levels and gamma-rays. Samples studied with Ge detectors at LANSCE range from Be to Pu. Fe, Cr and Ti have been considered for use as reference cross sections. An overview of the measurements and efforts to create a reliable neutron-induced gamma-ray reference cross section will be presented.

Nelson, Ronald Owen [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-barrier Fusion Cross Sections with Energy Density Formalism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss the applicability of the energy density formalism (EDF) for heavy-ion fusion reactions at sub-barrier energies. For this purpose, we calculate the fusion excitation function and the fusion barrier distribution for the reactions of $^{16}$O with $^{154,}$$^{144}$Sm,$^{186}$W and $^{208}$Pb with the coupled-channels method. We also discuss the effect of saturation property on the fusion cross section for the reaction between two $^{64}$Ni nuclei, in connection to the so called steep fall-off phenomenon of fusion cross sections at deep sub-barrier energies.

F. Muhammad Zamrun; K. Hagino; N. Takigawa

2006-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Suppressed fusion cross section for neutron halo nuclei  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fusion reactions of neutron-halo nuclei are investigated theoretically with a three-body model. The time-dependent wave-packet method is used to solve the three-body Schrodinger equation. The halo neutron behaves as a spectator during the Coulomb dissociation process of the projectile. The fusion cross sections of 11Be-209Bi and 6He-238U are calculated and are compared with measurements. Our calculation indicates that the fusion cross section is slightly hindered by the presence of weakly bound neutrons.

Makoto Ito; Kazuhiro Yabana; Takashi Nakatsukasa; Manabu Ueda

2005-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadronic absorption cross sections of B{sub c}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The cross sections of B{sub c} absorption by {pi} mesons are calculated using a hadronic Lagrangian based on the SU(5) flavor symmetry. Calculated cross sections are found to be in the ranges 2-7 mb and 0.2-2 mb for the processes B{sub c}{sup +}{pi}{yields}DB and B{sub c}{sup +}{pi}{yields}D*B*, respectively, when the monopole form factor is included. These results could be useful in calculating the production rate of B{sub c} mesons in relativistic heavy ion collisions.

Lodhi, M. A. K. [Department of Physics, MS 1051, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409 (United States); Akram, Faisal; Irfan, Shaheen [Center for High Energy Physics, Punjab University, Lahore (Pakistan)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New neutron cross section and fission yield data for SNManalysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Neutron cross-section data are fundamental for the design ofnuclear interrogation systems, the maintenance of nuclear materials andwaste, and the understanding the consequences of nuclear catastrophe.Although a large body of nuclear data exists, it is often old,unreliable, or poorly determined. For several years we have collaborated,as part of an IAEA Coordinated Research Project, to precisely measure thepartial thermal neutron gamma ray cross sections for all elements fromhydrogen to uranium at the Budapest Reactor. These data will replace theunreliable tables of Lone et al [1], still widely in use, and will bepublished as an IAEA TECDOC.

Firestone, R.B.; Molnar, G.L.; Revay, Zs.; Belgya, T.

2003-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

46

Effect of burnup on ACR-700 3-D reactivity devices cross sections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Full core analysis of typical power reactors being generally performed using few groups diffusion theory, it is necessary to generate beforehand, using a lattice code, the required few group cross sections and diffusion coefficients associated with each region in the core. For CANDU-type reactors including the Advanced CANDU Reactor (ACR), the problem is more complex because these reactors contain vertical reactivity devices that are located between two horizontal fuel bundles. The usual calculation scheme relies in this case on a 2-D fuel cell calculation to generate the few group fuel properties and on a 3-D supercell calculation for the analysis of the reactivity devices present in the core. Because of its complexity, the supercell calculations are generally performed using simplified fuel geometries. In this paper, the different stages involved in the reactor physics simulations for ACR will be explained focusing particularly on a study of the burnup dependence of the incremental cross section associated with zone control units (ZCU). The use of these incremental cross sections for finite core calculations will also be presented. (authors)

Dahmani, M.; Marleau, G.; Varin, E. [Institut de Genie Nucleaire, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, 2900 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit, Montreal, Que. H3T 1J4 (Canada)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RZ calculations for self shielded multigroup cross sections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A collision probability method has been implemented for RZ geometries. The method accounts for white albedo, specular and translation boundary condition on the top and bottom surfaces of the geometry and for a white albedo condition on the outer radial surface. We have applied the RZ CP method to the calculation of multigroup self shielded cross sections for Gadolinia absorbers in BWRs. (authors)

Li, M.; Sanchez, R.; Zmijarevic, I.; Stankovski, Z. [Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique CEA, Direction de l'Energie Nucleaire, DEN/DM2S/SERMA/LENR, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionizationexcitation magnetic sublevel cross sections states following fast electron  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Abstract The first experimental magnetic substate S ground state to the final ionic state Heþ (2p) 2 P0 (also noted as HeII(2p) 2 P0 ) in e? þ He single that these absolute total cross sections do not provide direct information about the magnetic substate populations

Godunov, Alexander L.

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Inclusive Cross Sections in ME+PS Merging  

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We discuss an extension of matrix element plus parton shower merging at leading and next-to-leading order. The algorithm does preserve inclusive cross sections at the respective input order. This constraint avoids potentially large logarithmic contributions, which would require approximate (N)NLO contributions to cancel against.

Pltzer, Simon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

Inclusive Cross Sections in ME+PS Merging  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss an extension of matrix element plus parton shower merging at leading and next-to-leading order. The algorithm does preserve inclusive cross sections at the respective input order. This constraint avoids potentially large logarithmic contributions, which would require approximate (N)NLO contributions to cancel against.

Simon Pltzer

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

51

Absolute photoionization cross-section of the propargyl radical  

SciTech Connect

Using synchrotron-generated vacuum-ultraviolet radiation and multiplexed time-resolved photoionization mass spectrometry we have measured the absolute photoionization cross-section for the propargyl (C{sub 3}H{sub 3}) radical, {sigma}{sub propargyl}{sup ion}(E), relative to the known absolute cross-section of the methyl (CH{sub 3}) radical. We generated a stoichiometric 1:1 ratio of C{sub 3}H{sub 3} : CH{sub 3} from 193 nm photolysis of two different C{sub 4}H{sub 6} isomers (1-butyne and 1,3-butadiene). Photolysis of 1-butyne yielded values of {sigma}{sub propargyl}{sup ion}(10.213 eV)=(26.1{+-}4.2) Mb and {sigma}{sub propargyl}{sup ion}(10.413 eV)=(23.4{+-}3.2) Mb, whereas photolysis of 1,3-butadiene yielded values of {sigma}{sub propargyl}{sup ion}(10.213 eV)=(23.6{+-}3.6) Mb and {sigma}{sub propargyl}{sup ion}(10.413 eV)=(25.1{+-}3.5) Mb. These measurements place our relative photoionization cross-section spectrum for propargyl on an absolute scale between 8.6 and 10.5 eV. The cross-section derived from our results is approximately a factor of three larger than previous determinations.

Savee, John D.; Welz, Oliver; Taatjes, Craig A.; Osborn, David L. [Sandia National Laboratories, Combustion Research Facility, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Soorkia, Satchin [Institut des Sciences Moleculaires d'Orsay, Universite Paris-Sud 11, Orsay (France); Selby, Talitha M. [Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Washington County Campus, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095 (United States)

2012-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Science and Technology, November 2000. NEUTRON CROSS SECTION EVALUATIONS  

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Nuclear Science and Technology, November 2000. 1 NEUTRON CROSS SECTION EVALUATIONS FOR 238 U UP and Power Engineering, 249020 Obninsk, Russia A.Ventura ENEA, Nuclear Data Center and INFN, Bologna Section of the statistical description that includes direct, pre-equilibrium and equilibrium mechanisms of nuclear reactions

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LLNL-TR-446331 ENDF Cross Sections are not  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LLNL-TR-446331 ENDF Cross Sections are not Uniquely Defined by Dermott E. Cullen Lawrence Livermore Technical Information Department's Digital Library http://www.llnl.gov/tid/Library.html #12;1 LLNL-TR-446331/NEA Data Bank), Pavel Oblozinsky (BNL, Retired), Ernest Plechaty (LLNL, retired), Andrej Trkov (IJS). Last

Cullen, Red

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Experimental validation of lead cross sections for scale and MCNP  

SciTech Connect

Moving spent nuclear fuel between facilities often requires the use of lead-shielded casks. Criticality safety that is based upon calculations requires experimental validation of the fuel matrix and lead cross section libraries. A series of critical experiments using a high-enriched uranium-aluminum fuel element with a variety of reflectors, including lead, has been identified. Twenty-one configurations were evaluated in this study. The fuel element was modelled for KENO V.a and MCNP 4a using various cross section sets. The experiments addressed in this report can be used to validate lead-reflected calculations. Factors influencing calculated k{sub eff} which require further study include diameters of styrofoam inserts and homogenization.

Henrikson, D.J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Fully hadronic tt cross section with the ATLAS detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A measurement of the tt production cross section in the all-hadronic decay mode is presented using 4.7 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at a centre of mass energy of 7 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment in 2011. Events are selected using a multi-jet trigger. Kinematic and b-tagging requirements are then applied to identify tt event candidates. A kinematic fit reconstructs the event topology of the final state extracting the top-quark mass which is then used to measure the production cross section with an unbinned likelihood fit. The result is found in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction for a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV.

Andrea Coccaro; on behalf of the ATLAS collaboration

2013-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYTIC EXPRESSIONS FOR THE LIGHT-SCATTERING CROSS SECTION  

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ANALYTIC ANALYTIC EXPRESSIONS FOR THE LIGHT-SCATTERING CROSS SECTION AND ÅNGSTRÖM EXPONENT OF AN AEROSOL Ernie R. Lewis Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11933 elewis@bnl.gov BACKGROUND For an aerosol consisting of spherical particles with size distribution of number concentration dN(r)/dr and real index of refraction m (thus no absorption), the light-scattering coefficient σ sp

57

Negative ion detachment cross sections. Interim progress report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors have measured absolute cross sections for electron detachment and charge exchange for collision of O and S with atomic hydrogen, have investigated the sputtering and photodesorption of negative ions from gas covered surfaces, and have begun an investigation of photon-induced field emission of electrons from exotic structures. Brief descriptions of these activities as well as future plans for these projects are given below.

Champion, R.L.; Doverspike, L.D.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino and Antineutrino Cross sections at MiniBooNE  

SciTech Connect

The MiniBooNE experiment has reported a number of high statistics neutrino and anti-neutrino cross sections -among which are the charged current quasi-elastic (CCQE) and neutral current elastic (NCE) neutrino scattering on mineral oil (CH2). Recently a study of the neutrino contamination of the anti-neutrino beam has concluded and the analysis of the anti-neutrino CCQE and NCE scattering is ongoing.

Dharmapalan, Ranjan; /Alabama U.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of recent U235 neutron cross section evaluation work  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an overview (through 1997) of the U235 neutron cross section evaluation work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), AEA Technology (Harwell) and Lockheed Martin Corp.-Schenectady (LMS), which has influenced, or appeared in, ENDF/B-VI through Release 5. The discussion is restricted to the thermal and resolved resonance regions, apart from some questions about the unresolved region which still need investigation. The important role which benchmark testing has played will be touched on.

Lubitz, C. [Lockheed Martin Corp., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial Eigenmodes for a Toroidal Waveguide with Rectangular Cross Section  

SciTech Connect

In applying mode expansion to solve the CSR impedance for a section of toroidal vacuum chamber with rectangular cross section, we identify the eigenvalue problem for the radial eigenmodes which is different from that for cylindrical structures. In this paper, we present the general expressions of the radial eigenmodes, and discuss the properties of the eigenvalues on the basis of the Sturm-Liouville theory.

Rui Li

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron-Induced Cross Sections Measurements of Calcium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To support the US Department of Energy Nuclear Criticality Safety Program neutron induced cross section experiments were performed at the Geel Electron Linear Accelerator of the Institute for Reference Material and Measurements of the Joint Research Centers, European Union. Neutron capture and transmission measurements were carried out using a metallic calcium sample. The obtained data will be used for a new calcium evaluation, which will be submitted with its covariances to the ENDBF/B nuclear data base.

Guber, Klaus H [ORNL; Kopecky, S. [EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel, Belgium; Schillebeeckx, P. [EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel, Belgium; Kauwenberghs, K. [EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel, Belgium; Siegler, P. [EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel, Belgium

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inclusive jet cross-section measurement at CDF  

SciTech Connect

The CDF Collaboration has measured the inclusive jet cross section using 1992-93 collider data at 1.8 TeV. The CDF measurement is in very good agreement with NLO QCD predictions for transverse energies (E{sub T}) below 200 GeV. However, it is systematically higher than NLO QCD predictions for E{sub T} above 200 GeV.

Norniella, Olga; /Barcelona, IFAE

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Top quark pair production cross section at the Tevatron  

SciTech Connect

Top quark pair production cross section has been measured at the Tevatron by CDF and D0 collaborations using different channels and methods, in order to test standard model predictions, and to search for new physics hints affecting the t{bar t} production mechanism or decay. Measurements are carried out with an integrated luminosity of 1.0 to 2.0 fb{sup -1}, and are found to be consistent with standard model expectations.

Cortiana, Giorgio; /INFN, Padua /Padua U.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Top Quark Production Cross Section at the Tevatron  

SciTech Connect

An overview of the preliminary results of the top quark pair production cross section measurements at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV carried out by the CDF and D0 collaborations is presented. The data samples used for the analyses are collected in the current Tevatron run and correspond to an integrated luminosity from 360 pb{sup -1} up to 760 pb{sup -1}.

Shabalina, E.; /Chicago U.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Reliable Cross Sections for National Security Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Stockpile stewardship requires the description of weapons performance without resorting to underground nuclear testing. In the earlier tests, selected isotopes were used as detectors, and recovered after irradiation. Aspects of nuclear device performance were inferred by comparing the measured isotopic ratios to those predicted from simulations. The reaction flows that produce the final isotopic distributions proceed through regions of the nuclear chart that include unstable nuclei. Presently, improved nuclear data input is required to reanalyze prior tests and to certify the stockpile's reliability and safety. Many important cross sections are unknown, as is shown in the example of the Yttrium reaction network (Figure 1). The relevant reactions include (n,2n), (n,n'), (n,gamma), (n,p) and other charged-particle emitting reactions. The cross sections have to be calculated or inferred from indirect measurements. In both cases, reliable optical models that are valid a few nucleons away from stability are needed. The UNEDF Nuclear Reaction activities address this need by combining nuclear-structure input from UNEDF structure calculations with modern reaction theory and large-scale computational capabilities to develop microscopic nucleon-nucleus optical potentials that can be extrapolated to unstable nuclei. In addition, the reaction calculation tools and optical models developed in this context are proving valuable for planning and interpreting indirect (surrogate) measurements of the required cross sections.

Escher, J E; Dietrich, F S; Nobre, G A; Thompson, I J

2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Cross Section Measurements at the Spallation Neutron Source  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the prospect of construction of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at ORNL, and the fantastic high neutron flux, new, up to now impossible, experiments seem to be feasible in the fields of applied nuclear physics and astrophysics. These experiments will supply crucial neutron-induced cross section data for radionuclides, which are badly needed by many applied physics programs. The SNS will be uniquely suited for measuring the cross sections of interest to nuclear criticality safety, accelerator transmutation of nuclear waste (ATW), and heavy element nucleosynthesis for astrophysics. Because the sample sizes required at current facilities are usually too large for practical measurements, scarce information of these cross sections is available. Using the high neutron flux at the SNS will allow these measurements to be made with samples about 40 times smaller than at the next best facility. The large reduction in sample size at the SNS will result in orders of magnitude reduction in background from the radioactive samples and make them much easier to produce; hence, a much wider range of samples will be accessible for measurement at the SNS than at any other facility.

Guber, K.H.

2001-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 3. Higgs Properties  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This Report summarizes the results of the activities in 2012 and the first half of 2013 of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group. The main goal of the working group was to present the state of the art of Higgs Physics at the LHC, integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. This report follows the first working group report Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 1. Inclusive Observables (CERN-2011-002) and the second working group report Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 2. Differential Distributions (CERN-2012-002). After the discovery of a Higgs boson at the LHC in mid-2012 this report focuses on refined prediction of Standard Model (SM) Higgs phenomenology around the experimentally observed value of 125-126 GeV, refined predictions for heavy SM-like Higgs bosons as well as predictions in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model and first steps to go beyond these models. The other main focus is on the extraction of the characteristics and properties of the newly discovered particle such as couplings to SM particles, spin and CP-quantum numbers etc.

The LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group; S. Heinemeyer; C. Mariotti; G. Passarino; R. Tanaka; J. R. Andersen; P. Artoisenet; E. A. Bagnaschi; A. Banfi; T. Becher; F. U. Bernlochner; S. Bolognesi; P. Bolzoni; R. Boughezal; D. Buarque; J. Campbell; F. Caola; M. Carena; F. Cascioli; N. Chanon; T. Cheng; S. Y. Choi; A. David; P. de Aquino; G. Degrassi; D. Del Re; A. Denner; H. van Deurzen; S. Diglio; B. Di Micco; R. Di Nardo; S. Dittmaier; M. Duhrssen; R. K. Ellis; G. Ferrera; N. Fidanza; M. Flechl; D. de Florian; S. Forte; R. Frederix; S. Frixione; S. Gangal; Y. Gao; M. V. Garzelli; D. Gillberg; P. Govoni; M. Grazzini; N. Greiner; J. Griffiths; A . V. Gritsan; C. Grojean; D. C. Hall; C. Hays; R. Harlander; R. Hernandez-Pinto; S. Hoche; J. Huston; T. Jubb; M. Kadastik; S. Kallweit; A. Kardos; L. Kashif; N. Kauer; H. Kim; R. Klees; M. Kramer; F. Krauss; A. Laureys; S. Laurila; S. Lehti; Q. Li; S. Liebler; X. Liu; H. E. Logan; G. Luisoni; M. Malberti; F. Maltoni; K. Mawatari; F. Maierhofer; H. Mantler; S. Martin; P. Mastrolia; O. Mattelaer; J. Mazzitelli; B. Mellado; K. Melnikov; P. Meridiani; D. J. Miller; E. Mirabella; S. O. Moch; P. Monni; N. Moretti; A. Muck; M. Muhlleitner; P. Musella; P. Nason; C. Neu; M. Neubert; C. Oleari; J. Olsen; G. Ossola; T. Peraro; K. Peters; F. Petriello; G. Piacquadio; C. T. Potter; S. Pozzorini; K. Prokofiev; I. Puljak; M. Rauch; D. Rebuzzi; L. Reina; R. Rietkerk; A. Rizzi; Y. Rotstein-Habarnau; G. P. Salam; G. Sborlini; F. Schissler; M. Schonherr; M. Schulze; M. Schumacher; F. Siegert; P. Slavich; J. M. Smillie; O. Stal; J. F. von Soden-Fraunhofen; M. Spira; I. W. Stewart; F. J. Tackmann; P. T. E. Taylor; D. Tommasini; J. Thompson; R. S. Thorne; P. Torrielli; F. Tramontano; N. V. Tran; Z. Trocsanyi; M. Ubiali; P. Vanlaer; M. Vazquez Acosta; T. Vickey; A. Vicini; W. J. Waalewijn; D. Wackeroth; C. Wagner; J. R. Walsh; J. Wang; G. Weiglein; A. Whitbeck; C. Williams; J. Yu; G. Zanderighi; M. Zanetti; M. Zaro; P. M. Zerwas; C. Zhang; T. J . E. Zirke; S. Zuberi

2013-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

68

Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 1. Inclusive Observables  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This Report summarizes the results of the first 10 months' activities of the LHC Higgs Cross Sections Working Group. The main goal of the working group was to present the status-of-art on Higgs Physics at the LHC integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. The Report is more than a mere collection of the proceedings of the general meetings. The subgroups have been working in different directions. An attempt has been made to present the first Report from these subgroups in a complete and homogeneous form. The subgroups' contributions correspondingly comprise the main parts of the Report. A significant amount of work has been performed in providing higher-order corrections to the Higgs-boson cross sections and pinning down the theoretical uncertainty of the Standard Model predictions. This Report comprises explicit numerical results on total cross sections, leaving the issues of event selection cuts and differential distributions to future publications. The subjects for further study are identified.

LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group; S. Dittmaier; C. Mariotti; G. Passarino; R. Tanaka; J. Baglio; P. Bolzoni; R. Boughezal; O. Brein; C. Collins-Tooth; S. Dawson; S. Dean; A. Denner; S. Farrington; M. Felcini; M. Flechl; D. de Florian; S. Forte; M. Grazzini; C. Hackstein; T. Hahn; R. Harlander; T. Hartonen; S. Heinemeyer; J. Huston; A. Kalinowski; M. Krmer; F. Krauss; J. S. Lee; S. Lehti; F. Maltoni; K. Mazumdar; S. -O. Moch; A. Mck; M. Mhlleitner; P. Nason; C. Neu; C. Oleari; J. Olsen; S. Palmer; F. Petriello; G. Piacquadio; A. Pilaftsis; C. T. Potter; I. Puljak; J. Qian; D. Rebuzzi; L. Reina; H. Rzehak; M. Schumacher; P. Slavich; M. Spira; F. Stckli; R. S. Thorne; M. Vazquez Acosta; T. Vickey; A. Vicini; D. Wackeroth; M. Warsinsky; M. Weber; G. Weiglein; C. Weydert; J. Yu; M. Zaro; T. Zirke

2011-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Idiosyncratic Consumption Risk and the Cross Section of Asset Returns  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates the importance of idiosyncratic consumption risk for the cross-sectional variation in average returns on stocks and bonds. If idiosyncratic consumption risk is not priced, the only pricing factor in a multiperiod economy is the rate of aggregate consumption growth. We oer evidence that the cross-sectional variance of consumption growth is also a priced factor. This demonstrates that consumers are not fully insured against idiosyncratic consumption risk, and that asset returns reect their attempts to reduce their exposure to this risk. We nd that over the sample period the resulting two-factor pricing model has lower Hansen-Jagannathan distances than the CAPM and the Fama-French three-factor model. Moreover, in the presence of the market factor and the size and book-to-market factors, the two consumption based factors retain explanatory power. Together with the results of Lettau and Ludvigson (2000), these ndings indicate that consumption-based asset pricing is relevant for explaining the cross-section of asset returns.

Kris Jacobs; Kevin Q. Wang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Diffraction, Saturation and pp Cross Sections at the LHC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Results from the large hadron collider (LHC) show that no available Monte Carlo simulation incorporates our pre-LHC knowledge of soft and hard diffraction in a way that could be reliably extrapolated to LHC energies. As a simulation is needed to establish triggers, perform underlying event corrections and calculate acceptances, the lack of a robust simulation affects all measurements at the LHC. Particularly affected are the measurements of processes with large diffractive rapidity gaps, which constitute about one quarter of the inelastic cross section. In this paper, a previously described phenomenological model based on a saturation effect observed in single diffraction dissociation in pre-LHC data, validated by its successful application to several diffractive processes, is used to predict the total and total-inelastic proton-proton cross sections at the LHC. The prediction for the total-inelastic cross section at a center of mass collision energy of 7 TeV is compared with recent results from ATLAS and CMS.

Konstantin Goulianos

2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

71

Fully hadronic ttbar cross section measurement with ATLAS detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The top quark pair production cross section in the fully hadronic final state is characterized by a six jet topology, two of which could be identified as originating from a b-quark using ATLAS b-tagging algorithms. Compared to other decay channels, this final state presents an advantageous larger branching ratio; on the other hand it suffers from a very large QCD multi-jet background, generally difficult to estimate from Monte Carlo simulation and therefore evaluated using data-driven techniques. The analysis is performed using 36pb-1 of pp collisions produced at the LHC with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The observed upper limit is set at 261 pb at 95% confidence level, where the expected Standard Model cross-section for the ttbar process is 165+11-16 pb. In the future, when the LHC luminosity increases, it is essential, to efficiently trigger on these fully hadronic ttbar events, to use dedicated triggers. An overview of the analysis for ttbar production cross section measurement in the fully hadronic final state and the state-of-the-art of the b-jet trigger performance estimation are presented in this contribution.

Claudia Bertella

2011-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

72

\\ttbar and single top cross sections at the Tevatron  

SciTech Connect

We present a summary of the latest measurements of the top pair and single top cross sections performed by the CDF and D0 collaborations at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The Fermilab Tevatron collider ended its run on September 30, 2011 after delivering more than 10 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collision data per experiment at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. A large sample of top quarks collected by the CDF and D0 experiments allows to perform precision measurements of their production which is predicted to occur within the standard model (SM) either in pairs via strong interactions or as single top events via electroweak interactions. Such measurements represent an important test of the theoretical calculations which predict the t{bar t} and single top production cross sections with a precision of 6% to 8% and 5%, respectively. Precise measurements of top pair cross section ({sigma}{sub t{bar t}}) in different t{bar t} final states and single top production via different production mechanisms are highly desirable as they are sensitive to the non-SM particles that may appear in top quark production or decays.

CDF, Elizaveta Shabalina for; collaborations, D0

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

From ZZ to ZH : How Low Can These Cross Sections Go or Everybody, Let's Cross Section Limbo!  

SciTech Connect

We report on two searches performed at the D0 detector at the Fermi National Laboratory. The first is a search for Z di-boson production with a theoretical cross section of 1.4 pb. The search was performed on 2.6 fb{sup -1} of data and contributed to the first observation of ZZ production at a hadron collider. The second is a search for a low mass Standard Model Higgs in 4.2 fb{sup -1} of data. The Higgs boson is produced in association with a Z boson where the Higgs decays hadronically and the Z decays to two leptons. The ZZ search was performed in both the di-electron and di-muon channels. For the ZH search, we will focus on the muonic decays where we expanded the traditional coverage by considering events in which one of the two muons fails the selection requirement, and is instead reconstructed as an isolated track. We consider Higgs masses between 100 and 150 GeV, with theoretical cross sections ranging from 0.17 to 0.042 pb, and set upper limits on the ZH production cross-section at 95% confidence level.

Strauss, Emanuel Alexandre; /SUNY, Stony Brook

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

From ZZ to ZH : How Low Can These Cross Sections Go or Everybody, Let's Cross Section Limbo!  

SciTech Connect

We report on two searches performed at the D0 detector at the Fermi National Laboratory. The first is a search for Z di-boson production with a theoretical cross section of 1.4 pb. The search was performed on 2.6 fb{sup -1} of data and contributed to the first observation of ZZ production at a hadron collider. The second is a search for a low mass Standard Model Higgs in 4.2 fb{sup -1} of data. The Higgs boson is produced in association with a Z boson where the Higgs decays hadronically and the Z decays to two leptons. The ZZ search was performed in both the di-electron and di-muon channels. For the ZH search, we will focus on the muonic decays where we expanded the traditional coverage by considering events in which one of the two muons fails the selection requirement, and is instead reconstructed as an isolated track. We consider Higgs masses between 100 and 150 GeV, with theoretical cross sections ranging from 0.17 to 0.042 pb, and set upper limits on the ZH production cross-section at 95% confidence level.

Strauss, Emanuel Alexandre; /SUNY, Stony Brook

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

MOX Cross-Section Libraries for ORIGEN-ARP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in commercial nuclear power reactors operated in Europe has expanded rapidly over the past decade. The predicted characteristics of MOX fuel such as the nuclide inventories, thermal power from decay heat, and radiation sources are required for design and safety evaluations, and can provide valuable information for non-destructive safeguards verification activities. This report describes the development of computational methods and cross-section libraries suitable for the analysis of irradiated MOX fuel with the widely-used and recognized ORIGEN-ARP isotope generation and depletion code of the SCALE (Standardized Computer Analyses for Licensing Evaluation) code system. The MOX libraries are designed to be used with the Automatic Rapid Processing (ARP) module of SCALE that interpolates appropriate values of the cross sections from a database of parameterized cross-section libraries to create a problem-dependent library for the burnup analysis. The methods in ORIGEN-ARP, originally designed for uranium-based fuels only, have been significantly upgraded to handle the larger number of interpolation parameters associated with MOX fuels. The new methods have been incorporated in a new version of the ARP code that can generate libraries for low-enriched uranium (LEU) and MOX fuel types. The MOX data libraries and interpolation algorithms in ORIGEN-ARP have been verified using a database of declared isotopic concentrations for 1042 European MOX fuel assemblies. The methods and data are validated using a numerical MOX fuel benchmark established by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Working Group on burnup credit and nuclide assay measurements for irradiated MOX fuel performed as part of the Belgonucleaire ARIANE International Program.

Gauld, I.C.

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Scaling of cross sections in ion-atom collisions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Differential electron emission at 15{degrees} is investigated for 50-500 keV/amu hydrogen impacting on He and H targets. From hydrogen particles (H, H{sup +}, H{sub 2}{sup +}, H{sub 3}{sup +}) ratios of cross sections relative to proton impact data, it is shown how bound projectile electrons influence the differential electron emission and where different ionization mechanisms are important. It is demonstrated that the H{sub 2}{sup +} and H{sub 3}{sup +} molecular ions interact as though they are composed of independent nuclei with the appropriate number of bound electrons, the electronic structure of the components appearing to be unimportant.

DuBois, R.D.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Photon plus Jet Cross Sections at the Tevatron  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Photon plus jet production has been studied by the D0 and CDF experiments in Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron Collider at a center of mass energy of sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. Measurements of the inclusive photon plus jet, di-photon and photon plus b jet cross section are presented. They are based on integrated luminosities between 0.2 fb^-1 and 1.1 fb^-1. The results are compared to perturbative QCD calculations in various approximations.

Lars Sonnenschein

2008-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

78

The shape of heavy ion upset cross section curves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An approach is developed to describe heavy ion single event upset cross section curves. It accounts for all significant mechanisms which cause the curve to deviate from ideal, step function-like behavior. The method is developed in terms of the charge deposited by an incident ion in a memory cell and is therefore free of ambiguities associated with the effective LET concept. It is suggested that this type of approach is an improvement over current methods used to characterize a memory response to accelerator tests. This has significant implications for predicting space upset rates.

Xapsos, M.A. (Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States). Radiation Effects Branch); Weatherford, T.R.; Shapiro, P. (SFA, Inc., Landover, MD (United States))

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Predictive model of nucleon-nucleus scattering cross sections  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Nucleon total reaction and neutron total cross sections as well as differential (including spin) observables from 25 to 300 MeV for stable nuclei from 6Li to 238U have been predicted that are in good agreement with measured data. Those predictions have been made using non-local, energy dependent, and complex optical potentials in coordinate space formed by full folding of effective nucleon-nucleon interactions with realistic nuclear ground state densities. By inverse kinematics the same model prescription describes exotic (radioactive) nuclei scattering from hydrogen as a target and the results reveal the extended (neutron) distributions such nuclei can have.

Amos, K. (Ken); Deb, P. (Pradip); Karataglidis, S. (Steven); Madland, D. G.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

CROSS SECTION EVALUATIONS FOR ENDF/B-VII.  

SciTech Connect

This is the final report of the work performed under the LANL contract on neutron cross section evaluations for ENDF/B-VII (April 2005-May 2006). The purpose of the contract was to ensure seamless integration of the LANL neutron cross section evaluations in the new ENDF/B-VII library. The following work was performed: (1) LANL evaluated data files submitted for inclusion in ENDF/B-VII were checked and, when necessary, formal formatting errors were corrected. As a consequence, ENDF checking codes, run on all LANL files, do not report any errors that would rise concern. (2) LANL dosimetry evaluations for {sup 191}Ir and {sup 193}Ir were completed to match ENDF requirements for the general purpose library suitable for transport calculations. A set of covariances for both isotopes is included in the ENDF files. (3) Library of fission products was assembled and successfully tested with ENDF checking codes, processed with NJOY-99.125 and simple MCNP calculations. (4) KALMAN code has been integrated with the EMPIRE system to allow estimation of covariances based on the combination of measurements and model calculations. Covariances were produced for 155,157-Gd and also for 6 remaining isotopes of Gd.

HERMAN, M.; ROCHMAN, D.; OBLOZINSKY, P.

2006-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Eliassen-Palm Cross Sections for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eliassen-Palm cross sections and residual meridional circulations are presented for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres for summer and winter based on the data of Newell et al. (1972, 1974). The cross sections are similar to those presented by ...

David J. Karoly

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Measurement of Individual Hydrometeor Absorption Cross Sections Utilizing Microwave Cavity Perturbation Techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique for measurement of individual hydrometeor absorption cross sections is presented. Cross sections are inferred by inserting the hydrometeor into a high Q resonant cavity and measuring the Q perturbation. Tests were conducted in a 10.64 ...

Robert John Hansman Jr.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Symmetry energy and nucleon-nucleon cross sections  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The extension of the Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck model of nucleus-nucleus collision is presented. The isospin-dependent nucleon-nucleon cross sections are estimated using the proper volume extracted from the equation of state of the nuclear matter transformed into the form of the Van der Waals equation of state. The results of such simulations demonstrate the dependence on symmetry energy which typically varies strongly from the results obtained using only the isospin-dependent mean-field. The evolution of the n/p multiplicity ratio with angle and kinetic energy, in combination with the elliptic flow of neutrons and protons, provides a suitable set of observables for determination of the density dependence of the symmetry energy. The model thus provides an environment for testing of equations of state, used for various applications in nuclear physics and astrophysics.

Martin Veselsky; Yu-Gang Ma

2013-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

84

SCWR Once-Through Calculations for Transmutation and Cross Sections  

SciTech Connect

It is the purpose of this report to document the calculation of (1) the isotopic evolution and of (2) the 1-group cross sections as a function of burnup of the reference Super Critical Water Reactor (SCWR), in a format suitable for the Fuel Cycle Option Campaign Transmutation Data Library. The reference SCWR design was chosen to be that described in [McDonald, 2005]. Super Critical Water Reactors (SCWR) are intended to operate with super-critical water (i.e. H2O at a pressure above 22 MPa and a temperature above 373oC) as a cooling and possibly also moderating fluid. The main mission of the SCWR is to generate lower cost electricity, as compared to current standard Light Water Reactors (LWR). Because of the high operating pressure and temperature, SCWR feature a substantially higher thermal conversion efficiency than standard LWR i.e. about 45% versus 33%, mostly due to an increase in the exit water temperature from ~300oC to ~500oC potentially resulting in a lower cost of generated electricity. The coolant remains single phase throughout the reactor and the energy conversion system, thus eliminating the need for pressurizers, steam generators, steam separators and dryers, further potentially reducing the reactor construction capital cost. The SCWR concept presented here is based on existing LWR technology and on a large number of existing fossil-fired supercritical boilers. However, it was concluded in [McDonald, 2005], that: Based on the results of this study, it appears that the reference SCWR design is not feasible. This conclusion appears based on the strong sensitivity of the design to small deviations in nominal conditions leading to small effects having a potentially large impact on the peak cladding temperature of some fuel rods. This was considered a major feasibility issue for the SCWR [McDonald, 2005]. After a description of the reference SCWR design, the Keno V 3-D single assembly model used for this analysis, as well as the calculated results, are presented. Additionally, the follwing information, presented in the appendixes, is intended to provide enough guidance that a researcher repeating the same task in the future should be able to obtain a vector of nuclei and cross sections ready for insertion into the transmutation library without any need for further instructions: (1) Complete TRITON/KENO-V input used for the analysis; (2) Inputs and detailed description of the usage of the OPUS utility, used to postproces and to extract the nuclei concentrations for the transmutation library; (3) Inputs and detailed description of the usage of the XSECLIST utility, used to postproces and to extract the 1-group cross sections for the transmutation library; (4) Details of an ad-hoc utility program developed to sort the nuclei and cross sections for the transmutation library.

ganda, francesco (090771)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

AFCI-2.0 Library of Neutron Cross Section Covariances  

SciTech Connect

Neutron cross section covariance library has been under development by BNL-LANL collaborative effort over the last three years. The primary purpose of the library is to provide covariances for the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) data adjustment project, which is focusing on the needs of fast advanced burner reactors. The covariances refer to central values given in the 2006 release of the U.S. neutron evaluated library ENDF/B-VII. The preliminary version (AFCI-2.0beta) has been completed in October 2010 and made available to the users for comments. In the final 2.0 release, covariances for a few materials were updated, in particular new LANL evaluations for {sup 238,240}Pu and {sup 241}Am were adopted. BNL was responsible for covariances for structural materials and fission products, management of the library and coordination of the work, while LANL was in charge of covariances for light nuclei and for actinides.

Herman, M.; Herman,M.; Oblozinsky,P.; Mattoon,C.; Pigni,M.; Hoblit,S.; Mughabghab,S.F.; Sonzogni,A.; Talou,P.; Chadwick,M.B.; Hale.G.M.; Kahler,A.C.; Kawano,T.; Little,R.C.; Young,P.G.

2011-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

86

Phase I ResonantSonic CRADA report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This test report describes the Phase 1 testing and results of the ResonantSonic drilling method. This effort was conducted as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the US Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Westinghouse Hanford Company and Water Development Corporation. The purpose of this demonstration was to evaluate the Water Development Corporation`s ResonantSonic drilling system, modify components as necessary and determine compatible drilling applications for the ResonantSonic drilling method for use at facilities in the DOE complex and private industry. Initially, the ResonantSonic drill was used to drill several test holes at the Drilling Technology Test Site to assess the feasibility of drilling vertical and angle holes. After this initial phase, a 45 degree angle vapor extraction well was drilled to a depth of 168 feet at the 200 West Carbon Tetrachloride Site. This well was drilled and completed in nine days. Extensive geologic and vapor sampling were conducted while drilling this well. In addition, testing was also conducted at the test site to evaluated drilling with larger diameter casing (8 5/8 inch). Evaluation of the Resonant Sonic drilling method will be continued during the Phase 2 portion of testing to determine if improvements to the ResonantSonic system will make it a more viable method for drilling and sampling.

Richterich, L.R.; Amos, L.O.; Fancher, J.D.; McLellan, G.W.; Setzer, W.V.; Tuttle, B.G. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Hockey, R.L.; Ferris, R.H.; Riechers, D.M.; Pitman, S.G. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

87

Cosmic Solenoids: Minimal Cross-Section and Generalized Flux Quantization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A self-consistent general relativistic configuration describing a finite cross-section magnetic flux tube is constructed. The cosmic solenoid is modeled by an elastic superconductive surface which separates the Melvin core from the surrounding flat conic structure. We show that a given amount $\\Phi$ of magnetic flux cannot be confined within a cosmic solenoid of circumferential radius smaller than $\\frac{\\sqrt{3G}}{2\\pi c^2}\\Phi$ without creating a conic singularity. Gauss-Codazzi matching conditions are derived by means of a self-consistent action. The source term, representing the surface currents, is sandwiched between internal and external gravitational surface terms. Surface superconductivity is realized by means of a Higgs scalar minimally coupled to projective electromagnetism. Trading the 'magnetic' London phase for a dual 'electric' surface vector potential, the generalized quantization condition reads: $e/{hc} \\Phi + 1/e Q=n$ with $Q$ denoting some dual 'electric' charge, thereby allowing for a non-trivial Aharonov-Bohm effect. Our conclusions persist for dilaton gravity provided the dilaton coupling is sub-critical.

Aharon Davidson; David Karasik

1999-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

88

Application of nuclear models to neutron nuclear cross section calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nuclear theory is used increasingly to supplement and extend the nuclear data base that is available for applied studies. Areas where theoretical calculations are most important include the determination of neutron cross sections for unstable fission products and transactinide nuclei in fission reactor or nuclear waste calculations and for meeting the extensive dosimetry, activation, and neutronic data needs associated with fusion reactor development, especially for neutron energies above 14 MeV. Considerable progress has been made in the use of nuclear models for data evaluation and, particularly, in the methods used to derive physically meaningful parameters for model calculations. Theoretical studies frequently involve use of spherical and deformed optical models, Hauser-Feshbach statistical theory, preequilibrium theory, direct-reaction theory, and often make use of gamma-ray strength function models and phenomenological (or microscopic) level density prescriptions. The development, application, and limitations of nuclear models for data evaluation are discussed, with emphasis on the 0.1 to 50 MeV energy range. (91 references).

Young, P.G.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Radar-cross-section reduction of wind turbines. part 1.  

SciTech Connect

In recent years, increasing deployment of large wind-turbine farms has become an issue of growing concern for the radar community. The large radar cross section (RCS) presented by wind turbines interferes with radar operation, and the Doppler shift caused by blade rotation causes problems identifying and tracking moving targets. Each new wind-turbine farm installation must be carefully evaluated for potential disruption of radar operation for air defense, air traffic control, weather sensing, and other applications. Several approaches currently exist to minimize conflict between wind-turbine farms and radar installations, including procedural adjustments, radar upgrades, and proper choice of low-impact wind-farm sites, but each has problems with limited effectiveness or prohibitive cost. An alternative approach, heretofore not technically feasible, is to reduce the RCS of wind turbines to the extent that they can be installed near existing radar installations. This report summarizes efforts to reduce wind-turbine RCS, with a particular emphasis on the blades. The report begins with a survey of the wind-turbine RCS-reduction literature to establish a baseline for comparison. The following topics are then addressed: electromagnetic model development and validation, novel material development, integration into wind-turbine fabrication processes, integrated-absorber design, and wind-turbine RCS modeling. Related topics of interest, including alternative mitigation techniques (procedural, at-the-radar, etc.), an introduction to RCS and electromagnetic scattering, and RCS-reduction modeling techniques, can be found in a previous report.

Brock, Billy C.; Loui, Hung; McDonald, Jacob J.; Paquette, Joshua A.; Calkins, David A.; Miller, William K.; Allen, Steven E.; Clem, Paul Gilbert; Patitz, Ward E.

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

90

An evaluation of wind turbine blade cross section analysis techniques.  

SciTech Connect

The blades of a modern wind turbine are critical components central to capturing and transmitting most of the load experienced by the system. They are complex structural items composed of many layers of fiber and resin composite material and typically, one or more shear webs. Large turbine blades being developed today are beyond the point of effective trial-and-error design of the past and design for reliability is always extremely important. Section analysis tools are used to reduce the three-dimensional continuum blade structure to a simpler beam representation for use in system response calculations to support full system design and certification. One model simplification approach is to analyze the two-dimensional blade cross sections to determine the properties for the beam. Another technique is to determine beam properties using static deflections of a full three-dimensional finite element model of a blade. This paper provides insight into discrepancies observed in outputs from each approach. Simple two-dimensional geometries and three-dimensional blade models are analyzed in this investigation. Finally, a subset of computational and experimental section properties for a full turbine blade are compared.

Paquette, Joshua A.; Griffith, Daniel Todd; Laird, Daniel L.; Resor, Brian Ray

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Influence of the ab-initio nd cross sections in the critical heavy-water benchmarks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The n-d elastic and breakup cross sections are computed by solving the three-body Faddeev equations for realistic and semi-realistic Nucleon-Nucleon potentials. These cross sections are inserted in the Monte Carlo simulation of the nuclear processes considered in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (ICSBEP). The results obtained using thes ab initio n-d cross sections are compared with those provided by the most renown international libraries.

Morillon, B; Carbonell, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Influence of the ab-initio nd cross sections in the critical heavy-water benchmarks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The n-d elastic and breakup cross sections are computed by solving the three-body Faddeev equations for realistic and semi-realistic Nucleon-Nucleon potentials. These cross sections are inserted in the Monte Carlo simulation of the nuclear processes considered in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (ICSBEP). The results obtained using thes ab initio n-d cross sections are compared with those provided by the most renown international libraries.

B. Morillon; R. Lazauskas; J. Carbonell

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

93

Influence of projectile neutron number on cross section in cold fusion reactions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ON CROSS SECTION IN COLD FUSION REACTIONS I. Dragojevi? ,type of reaction has been referred to as cold fusion. The study of cold fusion reactions is an indispensable

Dragojevic, I.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Measurements of Neutron Induced Cross Sections at the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator  

SciTech Connect

We have used the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA) to measure neutron total and the fission cross sections of 233U in the energy range from 0.36 eV to ~700 keV. We report average fission and total cross sections. Also, we measured the neutron total cross sections of 27Al and Natural chlorine as well as the capture cross section of Al over an energy range from 100 eV up to about 400 keV.

Guber, K.H.; Harvey, J.A.; Hill, N.W.; Koehler, P.E.; Leal, L.C.; Sayer, R.O.; Spencer, R.R.

1999-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

95

Measurements of Neutron Induced Cross Sections at the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have used the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA) to measure neutron total and the fission cross sections of 233U in the energy range from 0.36 eV to ~700 keV. We report average fission and total cross sections. Also, we measured the neutron total cross sections of 27Al and Natural chlorine as well as the capture cross section of Al over an energy range from 100 eV up to about 400 keV.

Guber, K.H.; Harvey, J.A.; Hill, N.W.; Koehler, P.E.; Leal, L.C.; Sayer, R.O.; Spencer, R.R.

1999-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

96

Nuclear Reaction Cross Sections Database at BNL | U.S. DOE Office...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Industry Impactbenefit to spin-off field: Applications in nuclear energy, national security, radiation protection. Improved cross sections for design of nuclear systems The new...

97

Electric field in hard superconductors with arbitrary cross section and general critical current law  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electric field in hard superconductors with arbitrary cross section and general critical current field E x during magnetic flux entry in superconductors with arbitrary cross section and general critical current law, has been evaluated by integration along the vortex penetration paths. Nontrivial flux

Majós, Antonio Badía

98

Numerical simulation of steady and unsteady mixed convection from tubes of elliptic cross-section  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of two-dimensional laminar mixed convection (forced and free convection) from a tube of elliptic cross-section has been numerically simulated for the cases when the approaching flow is either steady or fluctuating. The elliptic cross-section ... Keywords: elliptic tube, fluctuating flow, heat transfer, mixed convection

H. M. Badr; E. H. Ahmed

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

? cross section in p+p collisions at ?s=200??GeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on a measurement of the ?(1S+2S+3S)?e+e- cross section at midrapidity in p+p collisions at ?s=200??GeV. We find the cross section to be 11438(stat+fit)-24+23(syst)??pb. Perturbative QCD calculations at next-to-leading ...

Balewski, Jan T.

100

Free molecular collision cross section calculation methods for nanoparticles and complex ions with energy accommodation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The structures of nanoparticles, macromolecules, and molecular clusters in gas phase environments are often studied via measurement of collision cross sections. To directly compare structure models to measurements, it is hence necessary to have computational ... Keywords: Collision cross section, Free molecular drag, Hard sphere scattering, Induced dipole, Ion mobility, Trajectory method

Carlos Larriba, Christopher J. Hogan, Jr.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

MUXS: a code to generate multigroup cross sections for sputtering calculations  

SciTech Connect

This report documents MUXS, a computer code to generate multigroup cross sections for charged particle transport problems. Cross sections generated by MUXS can be used in many multigroup transport codes, with minor modifications to these codes, to calculate sputtering yields, reflection coefficients, penetration distances, etc.

Hoffman, T.J.; Robinson, M.T.; Dodds, H.L. Jr.

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Construction of accurate geological cross-sections along trenches, cliffs and mountain slopes using photogrammetry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the application of close range photogrammetry for the construction of geological cross-sections from outcrops located on trenches, cliffs and mountain slopes. Our methodology is based on stereoscopic pairs of photographs of the outcrops ... Keywords: Geological cross-section, Photogeological interpretation, Photogrammetry, Stereoscopic pair, Structure from motion (SFM)

Santiago MartN; Hodei Uzkeda; Josep Poblet; Mayte Bulnes; RamN Rubio

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

A quantum calculation of multipole relaxation and transfer cross sections in collisions of Na with Xe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Well?established quantum mechanical methods were used to calculate multipole cross sections in sodiumxenon collisions. The cross sections were opacity analyzed to determine the relative importance of various angular momenta; the relaxation of the alignment was found to be the multipole most dependent upon low angular momenta (e.g.

Paul L. DeVries

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RIS-M-2264 CONSTRUCTION OF PWR NUCLEAR CROSS SECTIONS FOR TRANSIENT  

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RIS?-M-2264 CONSTRUCTION OF PWR NUCLEAR CROSS SECTIONS FOR TRANSIENT CALCULATIONS. TEST OF THE ANTI PROGRAM AGAINST TWODIM Bjørn Thorlaksen Abstract. Nuclear cross sectxons for fuel assemblies of the more for Westinghouse reference plants 38 " B. Material number densities 41 " C. Nuclear cross sections for each fuel

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Measurements of Electron Proton Elastic Cross Sections for 0.4  

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We report on precision measurements of the elastic cross section for electron-proton scattering performed in Hall C at Jefferson Lab. The measurements were made at 28 distinct kinematic settings covering a range in momentum transfer of 0.4 < Q2 < 5.5 (GeV/c)2. These measurements represent a significant contribution to the world's cross section data set in the Q2 range, where a large discrepancy currently exists between the ratio of electric to magnetic proton form factors extracted from previous cross section measurements and that recently measured via polarization transfer in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. This data set shows good agreement with previous cross section measurements, indicating that if a heretofore unknown systematic error does exist in the cross section measurements, then it is intrinsic to all such measurements.

M.E. Christy; Abdellah Ahmidouch; Christopher Armstrong; John Arrington; Arshak Asaturyan; Steven Avery; O. Baker; Douglas Beck; Henk Blok; C.W. Bochna; Werner Boeglin; Peter Bosted; Maurice Bouwhuis; Herbert Breuer; D.S. Brown; Antje Bruell; Roger Carlini; Nicholas Chant; Anthony Cochran; Leon Cole; Samuel Danagoulian; Donal Day; James Dunne; Dipangkar Dutta; Rolf Ent; Howard Fenker; B. Fox; Liping Gan; Haiyan Gao; Kenneth Garrow; David Gaskell; Ashot Gasparian; Don Geesaman; Paul Gueye; Mark Harvey; Roy Holt; Xiaodong Jiang; Cynthia Keppel; Edward Kinney; Yongguang Liang; Wolfgang Lorenzon; Allison Lung; Pete Markowitz; J.W. Martin; Kevin Mcilhany; David Mckee; David Meekins; M.A. Miller; Richard Milner; Joseph Mitchell; Hamlet Mkrtchyan; Robert Mueller; Alan Nathan; Gabriel Niculescu; Maria-ioana Niculescu; Thomas O'neill; Vassilios Papavassiliou; Stephen Pate; Rodney Piercey; David Potterveld; Ronald Ransome; Joerg Reinhold; E. Rollinde; Philip Roos; Adam Sarty; Reyad Sawafta; Elaine Schulte; Edwin Segbefia; C. Smith; Samuel Stepanyan; Steffen Strauch; Vardan Tadevosyan; Liguang Tang; Raphael Tieulent; Alicia Uzzle; William Vulcan; Stephen Wood; Feng Xiong; Lulin Yuan; Markus Zeier; Benedikt Zihlmann; Vitaliy Ziskin

2004-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled-Channel Evaluations of Cross Sections for Scattering Involving Particle-Unstable Resonances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

How does the scattering cross section change when the colliding bound-state fragments are allowed particle-emitting resonances? This question is explored in the framework of a multichannel algebraic scattering method of determining nucleon-nucleus cross sections at low energies. Two cases are examined, the first being a gedanken investigation in which n+{sup 12}C scattering is studied with the target states assigned artificial widths. The second is a study of neutron scattering from {sup 8}Be, a nucleus that is particle unstable. Resonance character of the target states markedly varies evaluated cross sections from those obtained assuming stability in the target spectrum.

Fraser, P.; Amos, K. [School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Canton, L.; Pisent, G. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova, I-35131 (Italy); Karataglidis, S. [Department of Physics and Electronics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140 (South Africa); Svenne, J. P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 (Canada); Knijff, D. van der [Advanced Research Computing, Information Division, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia)

2008-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear effects in the inclusive inelastic proton-air cross section  

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In this work we propose a simple model for the total proton-air cross section, which is an improvement of the eikonalized minijet model, with the inclusion of the effects of the first nonlinear corrections to the DGLAP equations. The gluon saturation limits are determined in the DGLAP+GLRMQ approach for the free proton and the inclusive inelastic proton-air cross section is described within the Glauber and multiple scattering approximations. The results are compared with experimental cross sections including recent data obtained by cosmic ray experiments.

Giannini, A. V. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, C.P. 66318, 05315-97, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Duraes, F. O. [Dep. de Fisica, Centro de Ciencias e Humanidades, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, C.P. 01302-907, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Reaction Cross Sections Database at BNL | U.S. DOE Office of  

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Reaction Cross Sections Reaction Cross Sections Database at BNL Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Spinoff Applications Spinoff Archives SBIR/STTR Applications of Nuclear Science and Technology Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » Spinoff Archives Nuclear Reaction Cross Sections Database at BNL Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Application/instrumentation: Generation and maintenance of database containing evaluated (recommended) nuclear reaction cross sections for all nuclei relevant to applied

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Total Hadronic Cross Section and the Elastic Slope: An Almost Model-Independent Connection  

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An almost model-independent parametrization for the ratio of the total cross section to the elastic slope, as function of the center of mass energy, is introduced. The analytical result is based on the approximate relation of this quantity with the ratio $R$ of the elastic to total cross section and empirical fits to the $R$ data from proton-proton scattering above 10 GeV, under the conditions of asymptotic unitarity and the black-disk limit. This parametrization may be useful in studies of extensive air showers and the determination of the proton-proton total cross section from proton-air production cross section in cosmic-ray experiments.

D. A. Fagundes; M. J. Menon

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The data base of the standards and related cross sections after ENDF/B-VI  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A brief description is given of the procedure used in the global evaluation of the standards and other important cross sections for ENDF/B-VI. The results of the evaluation are compared with new or revised experimental data.

Poenitz, W.P. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Carlson, A.D. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential cross section measurement for the d(n,np) reaction  

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The differential cross section for the quasielastic d(n,np) neutron-induced deuteron breakup reaction was measured as a function of incident and scattered particle energies and angles, using a liquid deuterium target at ...

Uemura, Sho

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The data base of the standards and related cross sections after ENDF/B-VI  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A brief description is given of the procedure used in the global evaluation of the standards and other important cross sections for ENDF/B-VI. The results of the evaluation are compared with new or revised experimental data.

Poenitz, W.P. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Carlson, A.D. (National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Washington, DC (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

ICSBEP Criticality Benchmark Eigenvalues with ENDF/B-VII.1 Cross Sections  

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We review MCNP eigenvalue calculations from a suite of International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbook evaluations with the recently distributed ENDF/B-VII.1 cross section library.

Kahler, Albert C. III [Los Alamos National Laboratory; MacFarlane, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Fission Product Cross-Section Data for Burnup Credit Applications  

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Past efforts by the Department of Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and others have provided sufficient technical information to enable the NRC to issue regulatory guidance for implementation of pressurized-water reactor (PWR) burnup credit; however, consideration of only the reactivity change due to the major actinides is recommended in the guidance. Moreover, DOE, NRC, and EPRI have noted the need for additional scientific and technical data to justify expanding PWR burnup credit to include fission product (FP) nuclides and enable burnup credit implementation for boiling-water reactor (BWR) spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The criticality safety assessment needed for burnup credit applications will utilize computational analyses of packages containing SNF with FP nuclides. Over the years, significant efforts have been devoted to the nuclear data evaluation of major isotopes pertinent to reactor applications (i.e., uranium, plutonium, etc.); however, efforts to evaluate FP cross-section data in the resonance region have been less thorough relative to actinide data. In particular, resonance region cross-section measurements with corresponding R-matrix resonance analyses have not been performed for FP nuclides. Therefore, the objective of this work is to assess the status and performance of existing FP cross-section and cross-section uncertainty data in the resonance region for use in burnup credit analyses. Recommendations for new cross-section measurements and/or evaluations are made based on the data assessment. The assessment focuses on seven primary FP isotopes (103Rh, 133Cs, 143Nd, 149Sm, 151Sm, 152Sm, and 155Gd) that impact reactivity analyses of transportation packages and two FP isotopes (153Eu and 155Eu) that impact prediction of 155Gd concentrations. Much of the assessment work was completed in 2005, and the assessment focused on the latest FP cross-section evaluations available in the international nuclear data community as of March 2005. The accuracy of the cross-section data was investigated by comparing existing cross-section evaluations against available measured cross-section data. When possible, benchmark calculations were also used to assess the performance of the latest FP cross-section data. Since March 2005, the U.S. and European data projects have released newer versions of their respective data files. Although there have been updates to the international data files and to some degree FP data, much of the updates have included nuclear cross-section modeling improvements at energies above the resonance region. The one exception is improved ENDF/B-VII cross-section uncertainty data or covariance data for gadolinium isotopes. In particular, ENDF/B-VII includes improved 155Gd resonance parameter covariance data, but they are based on previously measured resonance data. Although the new covariance data are available for 155Gd, the conclusions of the FP cross-section data assessment of this report still hold in lieu of the newer international cross-section data files. Based on the FP data assessment, there is judged to be a need for new total and capture cross-section measurements and corresponding cross-section evaluations, in a prioritized manner, for the nine FPs to provide the improved information and technical rigor needed for criticality safety analyses.

Leal, Luiz C [ORNL; Derrien, Herve [ORNL; Dunn, Michael E [ORNL; Mueller, Don [ORNL

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross-sectional epidemiological study on water and sanitation practices in the northern region of Ghana  

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A cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted to obtain baseline data on drinking water and sanitation practices in the Northern Region of Ghana. This study was performed in conjunction with Pure Home Water (PHW) ...

Peletz, Rachel Louise

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

MCNP6 Fission Cross Section Calculations at Intermediate and High Energies  

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MCNP6 has been Validated and Verified (V&V) against intermediate- and high-energy fission cross-section experimental data. An error in the calculation of fission cross sections of 181Ta and a few nearby target nuclei by the CEM03.03 event generator in MCNP6 and a "bug: in the calculation of fission cross sections with the GENXS option of MCNP6 while using the LAQGSM03.03 event generator were detected during our V&V work. After fixing both problems, we find that MCNP6 using CEM03.03 and LAQGSM03.03 calculates fission cross sections in good agreement with available experimental data for reactions induced by nucleons, pions, and photons on both subactinide and actinide nuclei at incident energies from several tens of MeV to about 1 TeV.

Stepan G. Mashnik; Arnold J. Sierk; Richard E. Prael

2013-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar cross-section formulation of a shell-shaped projectile using modified PO analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A physical optics based method is presented for calculation of monostatic Radar Cross-Section (RCS) of a shell-shaped projectile. The projectile is modeled using differential geometry. The paper presents a detailed analysis procedure for RCS formulation ...

Mohammad Asif Zaman; Md. Abdul Matin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Measurement of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) cross sections with CLAS  

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Extraction of DVCS unpolarized and polarized cross sections in the largest kinematic domain ever explored in the valence region. Results are in good agreement with GPD model (VGG) predictions. Extraction of Compton Form Factors (M. Guidal) by fitting simultaneously these unpolarizedand polarized cross sections gives a large set of results in a very large kinematic domain for Re(H ) and Im(H ). Analysis of the data from the second part of the e1-DVCS experiment underway.

Hyon-Suk Jo

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DI-PHOTON AND PHOTON+B/C PRODUCTION CROSS SECTIONS AT ECM=2TEV  

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The inclusive di-photon cross-section is measured in the central region and found to be in good agreement with NLO QCD predictions. Cross-sections are presented for events containing an energetic photon in addition to a heavy flavour jet. The ratio of photon+c to photon+b events is also measured. Results are currently statistically limited and in agreement with Pythia predictions. 1

R. Mcnulty

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Fission theory: Its relevance to the nuclear cross section data base  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of fission reaction theory in relation to its predictive power in the calculation of neutron cross-sections is reviewed. The topics covered include the transition state spectrum and the channel theory; the discovery of complex topography in the fission barrier and the consequences of intermediate structure in fission cross-sections; the evidence of experimental data in parameterizing the fission barrier; and the role of other aspects of collective nuclear motion in controlling fission reaction rates. 51 refs., 6 figs.

Lynn, J.E.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PLASMX: multigroup ionization and charge exchange cross-section code for neutral hydrogen transport in plasmas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

PLASMX generates effective multigroup macroscopic cross sections for discrete-ordinates calculations of neutral hydrogen atom transport in tokamak systems. The effective microscopic cross sections can be generated at the midpoint energies of the multigroup bin structure. Variable dimensioning presently restricts the number of energy groups to 22, the number of spatial regions to 10, and the number of Legendre polynomial moments to 7 (P/sub 6/). (MOW)

Morel, J.E.; Wienke, B.R.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-dependent relative charge transfer cross sections of Cs+ + Rb(5s, 5p)  

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Magneto optical trap recoil ion momentum spectroscopy is used to measure energy-dependent charge exchange cross sections in the Cs+ + Rb(5s, 5p) system over a range of projectile energies from 3.2 to 6.4 keV. The measurements are kinematically complete and yield cross sections that are differential in collision energy, scattering angle, and initial and final states.

Nguyen, H; Flchard, X; DePaola, B D

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Nuclear reactions and cross sections 1-10  

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PHYSICS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Nuclear reactions and cross sections 1-10 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 neutron wavelength, D is given by: cE mM Mm 2 + = h D , (1.22) 1 Bell and Glasstone, Nuclear Reactor Theory, p. 392, 1970. #12;PHYSICS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Nuclear reactions and cross sections 1-11 Where m

Danon, Yaron

124

Fusion cross sections for superheavy nuclei in the dinuclear system concept  

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Using the dinuclear system concept we present calculations of production cross sections for the heaviest nuclei. The obtained results are in a good agreement with the experimental data. The experimentally observed rapid fall-off of the cross sections of the cold fusion with increasing charge number $Z$ of the compound nucleus is explained. Optimal experimental conditions for the synthesis of the superheavy nuclei are suggested.

G. G. Adamian; N. V. Antonenko; W. Scheid; V. V. Volkov

1997-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

125

Drivers of Residual Estuarine Circulation in Tidally Energetic Estuaries: Straight and Irrotational Channels with Parabolic Cross Section  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The generation of residual circulation in a tidally energetic estuary with constant longitudinal salinity gradient and parabolic cross section is examined by means of a two-dimensional cross-sectional numerical model, neglecting river runoff and ...

Hans Burchard; Robert D. Hetland; Elisabeth Schulz; Henk M. Schuttelaars

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Status update on the NIFFTE high precision fission cross section measurement program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Neutron Induced Fission Fragment Tracking Experiment (NIFFTE) program has been underway for nearly two years. The program's mission is to measure fission cross sections of the primary fissionable and fissile materials ({sup 235}U, {sup 239}Pu, {sup 238}U) as well as the minor actinides across energies from approximately 50 keV up to 20 MeV with an absolute uncertainty of less than one percent while investigating energy ranges from below an eV to 600 MeV. This basic nuclear physics data is being reinvestigated to support the next generation power plants and a fast burner reactor program. Uncertainties in the fast, resolved and unresolved resonance regions in plutonium and other transuranics are extremely large, dominating safety margins in the next generation nuclear power plants and power plants of today. This basic nuclear data can be used to support all aspects of the nuciear renaissance. The measurement campaign is utilizing a Time Projection Chamber or TPC as the tool to measure these cross sections to these unprecedented levels. Unlike traditional fission cross section measurements using time-of-flight and a multiple fission foil configurations in which fission cross sections in relation to that of {sup 235}U are performed, the TPC project uses time-of-flight and hydrogen as the benchmark cross section. Using the switch to hydrogen, a simple, smooth cross section that can be used which removes the uncertainties associated with the resolved and unresolved resonances in {sup 235}U.

Laptev, Alexander B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tovesson, Fredrik [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Burgett, Eric [GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECH; Greife, Uwe [COLORADO SCHOOL OF THE MINES; Grimes, Steven [OHIO UNIV; Heffner, Michael D [LLNL; Hertel, Nolan E [GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECH; Hill, Tony [IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY; Isenhower, Donald [ABILENE CHRISTIN UNIV; Klay, Jennifer L [CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV; Kornilov, Nickolay [OHIO UNIV; Kudo, Ryuho [CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV; Loveland, Walter [OREGON STATE UNIV; Massey, Thomas [OHIO UNIV; Mc Grath, Chris [IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY; Pickle, Nathan [ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIV; Qu, Hai [ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIV; Sharma, Sarvagya [ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIV; Snyder, Lucas [COLORADO SCHOOL OF THE MINES; Thornton, Tyler [ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIV; Towell, Rusty S [ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIV; Watson, Shon [ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIV

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Mixed Legendre moments and discrete scattering cross sections for anisotropy representation  

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This paper deals with the resolution of the integro-differential form of the Boltzmann transport equation for neutron transport in nuclear reactors. In multigroup theory, deterministic codes use transfer cross sections which are expanded on Legendre polynomials. This modelling leads to negative values of the transfer cross section for certain scattering angles, and hence, the multigroup scattering source term is wrongly computed. The first part compares the convergence of 'Legendre-expanded' cross sections with respect to the order used with the method of characteristics (MOC) for Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) type cells. Furthermore, the cross section is developed using piecewise-constant functions, which better models the multigroup transfer cross section and prevents the occurrence of any negative value for it. The second part focuses on the method of solving the transport equation with the above-mentioned piecewise-constant cross sections for lattice calculations for PWR cells. This expansion thereby constitutes a 'reference' method to compare the conventional Legendre expansion to, and to determine its pertinence when applied to reactor physics calculations. (authors)

Calloo, A.; Vidal, J. F.; Le Tellier, R.; Rimpault, G. [CEA, DEN, DER/SPRC/LEPh, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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KINKFOLD: an AutoLISP program for construction of geological cross-sections using borehole image data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

KINKFOLD is an AutoLISP program designed to construct geological cross-sections from borehole image or dip meter logs. The program uses the kink-fold method for cross-section construction. Beds are folded around hinge lines as angle bisectors so that ... Keywords: borehole image logs, cross-section, dip meter logs, kink-fold method, structural model

Sait Ismail zkaya

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

CORONAL LOOP OSCILLATIONS OBSERVED WITH ATMOSPHERIC IMAGING ASSEMBLY-KINK MODE WITH CROSS-SECTIONAL AND DENSITY OSCILLATIONS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A detailed analysis of a coronal loop oscillation event is presented, using data from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on board the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) for the first time. The loop oscillation event occurred on 2010 October 16, 19:05-19:35 UT and was triggered by an M2.9 GOES-class flare, located inside a highly inclined cone of a narrow-angle coronal mass ejection. This oscillation event had a number of unusual features: (1) excitation of kink-mode oscillations in vertical polarization (in the loop plane), (2) coupled cross-sectional and density oscillations with identical periods, (3) no detectable kink amplitude damping over the observed duration of four kink-mode periods (P=6.3 minutes), (4) multi-loop oscillations with slightly ({approx}10%) different periods, and (5) a relatively cool loop temperature of T {approx} 0.5 MK. We employ a novel method of deriving the electron density ratio external and internal to the oscillating loop from the ratio of Alfvenic speeds deduced from the flare trigger delay and the kink-mode period, i.e., n{sub e} /n{sub i} = (v{sub A} /v{sub Ae}){sup 2} = 0.08 {+-} 0.01. The coupling of the kink mode and cross-sectional oscillations can be explained as a consequence of the loop length variation in the vertical polarization mode. We determine the exact footpoint locations and loop length with stereoscopic triangulation using STEREO/EUVI/A data. We model the magnetic field in the oscillating loop using Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager/SDO magnetogram data and a potential-field model and find agreement with the seismological value of the magnetic field, B{sub kink} = 4.0 {+-} 0.7 G, within a factor of two.

Aschwanden, Markus J.; Schrijver, Carolus J., E-mail: aschwanden@lmsal.com [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Org. ADBS, Bldg. 252, 3251 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Curium-245 and curium-247 neutron cross sections between 10 keV and 10 MeV  

SciTech Connect

The optical model code 2PLUS and the statistical model codes COMNUC and CASCADE were used to compute neutron cross sections for Cm-245 and Cm-247 between 10 keV and 10 MeV. Cross sections for elastic and inelastic scattering, radiative capture, fission, and the (n,2n) reactions were computed. The parameters for the fission model were selected to yield agreement with the cross sections from the Physics-8 bomb shot. Pu-239 cross sections were calculated and compared with existing cross section evaluations to demonstrate the validity of the calculational methods.

Clifford, L.R.; McCrosson, F.J.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Fission Cross Section Calculation Using TALYS Based on Two Different Level Density Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fission cross sections in statistical model of fission are calculated using one of important parameter such as transmission coefficients. This parameter calculated using optical model parameter and level density. There are several models of level density that can be used to predict fission cross section. They are Constant Temperature Model, Fermi Gas Model, Back-Shifted Fermi Gas Model, and Generalized Superfluid Model. In this work, fission cross section would be calculated using two different model of level density, such as Constant Temperature Model Plus Fermi Gas and Generalized Superfluid Model on Th-232 (n,f) fission reaction. Calculation result from two different model then would be compared with experimental data from ENDF B/VI. Analysis of result would lead to the conclusion of spesific characteristic for each model in every fission cases. This work has became a preliminary study to calculate fission cross section using different set of level density models. Further work will be implemented to calculate similar fission cross section using level density parameter that approximated by Thermal wavelength [see 21].

Kurniadi, R.; Basar, K.; Waris, A. [Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesa 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Perkasa, Yudha S. [Department of Physics, Jl. Ganesa 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesa 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

132

Gamow-Teller Unit Cross Sections for (t,3He) and (3He,t) Reactions  

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The proportionality between differential cross sections at vanishing linear momentum transfer and Gamow-Teller transition strength, expressed in terms of the \\textit{unit cross section} ($\\hat{\\sigma}_{GT}$) was studied as a function of target mass number for ($t$,$^{3}$He) and ($^{3}$He,$t$) reactions at 115 $A$MeV and 140 $A$MeV, respectively. Existing ($^{3}$He,$t$) and ($t$,$^{3}$He) data on targets with mass number $12\\leq A\\leq 120$ were complemented with new and reevaluated ($t$,$^{3}$He) data on proton, deuteron, $^{6}$Li and $^{12}$C targets. It was found that in spite of the small difference in beam energies between the two probes, the unit cross sections have a nearly identical and simple dependence on target mass number $A$, for $A\\geq 12$: $\\hat{\\sigma}_{GT}=109/A^{0.65}$. The factorization of the unit cross sections in terms of a kinematical factor, a distortion factor and the strength of the effective spin-isospin transfer nucleus-nucleus interaction was investigated. Simple phenomenological functions depending on mass number $A$ were extracted for the latter two. By comparison with plane and distorted-wave Born approximation calculations, it was found that the use of a short-range approximation for knock-on exchange contributions to the transition amplitude results in overestimated cross sections for reactions involving the composite ($^{3}$He,$t$) and ($t$,$^{3}$He) probes.

G. Perdikakis; R. G. T. Zegers; Sam M. Austin; D. Bazin; C. Caesar; J. M. Deaven; A. Gade; D. Galaviz; G. Grinyer; C. J. Guess; C. Herlitzius; G. W. Hitt; M. E. Howard; R. Meharchand; S. Noji; H. Sakai; Y. Shimbara; E. E. Smith; C. Tur

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron cross section evaluations for actinides at intermediate energies sup 2 sup 3 sup 9 Pu  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Investigations aimed at the development of neutron cross section evaluations for actinides performed at IPPE in collaboration with Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm at intermediate energies in the range of 0-200 MeV are briefly described on the example of sup 2 sup 3 sup 9 Pu. The coupled-channels optical model is used to calculate the neutron total, elastic and reaction cross sections and the elastic scattering angular distributions. Evaluations of the neutron and charged particle emission cross sections and of the fission cross sections are obtained on the basis of the statistical description that includes direct, preequilibrium and equilibrium mechanisms of nuclear reactions. The Kalbach parametrization of angular distributions is used to describe the double-differential cross sections of emitted neutrons and charged particles in ENDF/B-VI format. These investigations resulted in creation of complete neutron and proton data files for sup 2 sup 3 sup 8 U and sup 2 sup 3 sup 2 Th and neutron data file...

Ignatyuk, A V; Gudowski, W; Lunev, V P; Shubin, Yu N; Titarenko, N N

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Temperature-dependent molecular absorption cross sections for exoplanets and other atmospheres  

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Exoplanets, and in particular hot ones such as hot Jupiters, require a very significant quantities of molecular spectroscopic data to model radiative transport in their atmospheres or to interpret their spectra. This data is commonly provided in the form of very extensive transition line lists. The size of these line lists is such that constructing a single model may require the consideration of several billion lines. We present a procedure to simplify this process based on the use of cross sections. Line lists for water, H$_3^+$, HCN /HNC and ammonia have been turned into cross sections on a fine enough grid to preserve their spectroscopic features. Cross sections are provided at a fixed range of temperatures and an interpolation procedure which can be used to generate cross sections at arbitrary temperatures is described. A web-based interface (www.exomol.com/xsec) has been developed to allow astronomers to download cross sections at specified temperatures and spectral resolution. Specific examples are pres...

Hill, Christian; Tennyson, Jonathan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Fusion cross sections for 6,7Li + 24Mg reactions at energies below and above the barrier  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Measurement of fusion cross sections for the 6,7Li + 24Mg reactions by the characteristic gamma-ray method has been done at energies from below to well above the respective Coulomb barriers. The fusion cross sections obtained from these gamma-ray cross sections for the two systems are found to agree well with the total reaction cross sections at low energies. The decrease of fusion cross sections with increase of energy is consistent with the fact that other channels, in particular breakup open up with increase of bombarding energy. This shows that there is neither inhibition nor enhancement of fusion cross sections for these systems at above or below the barrier. The critical angular momenta (lcr) deduced from the fusion cross sections are found to have an energy dependence similar to other Li - induced reactions.

M. Ray; A. Mukherjee; M. K. Pradhan; Ritesh Kshetri; M. Saha Sarkar; R. Palit; I. Majumdar; P. K. Joshi; H. C. Jain; B. Dasmahapatra

2008-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

136

Photon-radion conversion cross-sections in external electromagnetic field  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An attempt is made to present some experimental predictions of the Randall-Sundrum model, where compactification radius of the extra dimension is stabilized by the radion, which is a scalar field lighter than the graviton Kaluza-Klein states. We calculate the conversion cross-sections of the photons into the radions in the external electromagnetic fields, namely, in the static fields and in a periodic field of the wave guide. Numerical evaluations of the total cross-sections are also given. Our result shows that the conversion cross-section in the static electric field is quite small. But, in the static magnetic and periodic fields, the radion productions are much enhanced.

P. V. Dong; H. N. Long; D. V. Soa; N. H. Thao

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

137

First Measurement of the Muon Neutrino Charged Current Quasielastic Double Differential Cross Section  

SciTech Connect

A high-statistics sample of charged-current muon neutrino scattering events collected with the MiniBooNE experiment is analyzed to extract the first measurement of the double differential cross section (d{sup 2}{sigma}/dT{sub {mu}}d cos {theta}{sub {mu}}) for charged-current quasielastic (CCQE) scattering on carbon. This result features minimal model dependence and provides the most complete information on this process to date. With the assumption of CCQE scattering, the absolute cross section as a function of neutrino energy ({sigma}[E{sub {nu}}]) and the single differential cross section (d{sigma}/dQ{sup 2}) are extracted to facilitate comparison with previous measurements. These quantities may be used to characterize an effective axial-vector form factor of the nucleon and to improve the modeling of low-energy neutrino interactions on nuclear targets. The results are relevant for experiments searching for neutrino oscillations.

Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A.; /Mexico U., CEN; Anderson, C.E.; /Yale U.; Bazarko, A.O.; /Princeton U.; Brice, S.J.; /Fermilab; Brown, B.C.; /Fermilab; Bugel, L.; /Columbia U.; Cao, J.; /Michigan U.; Coney, L.; /Columbia U.; Conrad, J.M.; /MIT; Cox, D.C.; /Indiana U.; Curioni, A.; /Yale U. /Columbia U.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Effects of lead and bismuth cross sections on ATW subcriticality predictions  

SciTech Connect

The accelerator-driven transmutation of waste (ATW) system has been proposed for transmuting the long-lived radioactive nuclei of high-level waste to stable or short-lived species. In recent ATW design concepts, lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE), consisting of 44.5% lead and 55.5% bismuth by weight, is used as the spallation target, system coolant, and reflector. Because of the excellent neutron reflection properties of LBE, the subcriticality level of ATW is quite sensitive to the cross sections of lead and bismuth. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of these cross sections on subcriticality and other core characteristics of ATW and to compare the results obtained using cross sections in different evaluated nuclear data files.

Yang, W.S.; Khalil, H.S.; Stenberg, C.G.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

First Measurement of Muon Neutrino Charged Current Quasielastic (CCQE) Double Differential Cross Section  

SciTech Connect

Using a high statistics sample of muon neutrino charged current quasielastic (CCQE) events, we report the first measurement of the double differential cross section (d{sup 2}{sigma}/dT{sub {mu}}d cos {theta}{sub {mu}}) for this process. The result features reduced model dependence and supplies the most complete information on neutrino CCQE scattering to date. Measurements of the absolute cross section as a function of neutrino energy ({sigma}[E{sub v}{sup QE,RFG}]) and the single differential cross section (d{sigma}/dQ{sub QE}{sup 2}) are also provided, largely to facilitate comparison with prior measurements. This data is of particular use for understanding the axial-vector form factor of the nucleon as well as improving the simulation of low energy neutrino interactions on nuclear targets, which is of particular relevance for experiments searching for neutrino oscillations.

Katori, Teppei; /MIT, LNS

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Theoretical top quark cross section at the Fermilab Tevatron and the CERN LHC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present results for the top quark pair cross section at the Tevatron and the LHC. We use the resummed double differential cross section, employing the fully kinematics-dependent soft-anomalous-dimension matrices, to calculate the soft-gluon contributions at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO). We improve and update our previous estimates by refining our methods, including further subleading terms, and employing the most recent parton distribution function sets. The NNLO soft corrections significantly enhance the NLO cross section while considerably reducing the scale dependence. We provide a detailed discussion of all theoretical uncertainties in our calculation, including kinematics, scale, and parton distribution uncertainties, and clarify the differences between our work and other approaches in the literature.

Kidonakis, Nikolaos [Kennesaw State University, Physics 1202, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591 (United States); Vogt, Ramona [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Physics Department, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surrogate measurement of the {sup 238}Pu(n,f) cross section  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The neutron-induced fission cross section of {sup 238}Pu was determined using the surrogate ratio method. The (n,f) cross section over an equivalent neutron energy range 5-20 MeV was deduced from inelastic {alpha}-induced fission reactions on {sup 239}Pu, with {sup 235}U({alpha},{alpha}{sup '}f) and {sup 236}U({alpha},{alpha}{sup '}f) used as references. These reference reactions reflect {sup 234}U(n,f) and {sup 235}U(n,f) yields, respectively. The deduced {sup 238}Pu(n,f) cross section agrees well with standard data libraries up to {approx}10 MeV, although larger values are seen at higher energies. The difference at higher energies is less than 20%.

Ressler, J. J.; Burke, J. T.; Escher, J. E.; Bernstein, L. A.; Bleuel, D. L.; Casperson, R. J.; Gostic, J.; Henderson, R.; Scielzo, N. D.; Thompson, I. J.; Wiedeking, M. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Angell, C. T.; Goldblum, B. L.; Munson, J. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Basunia, M. S.; Phair, L. W. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Beausang, C. W.; Hughes, R. O. [Department of Physics, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia 23173 (United States); Hatarik, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Ross, T. J. [Department of Physics, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia 23173 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH (United Kingdom)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

142

Cross sections for electron scattering by propane in the low- and intermediate-energy ranges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a joint theoretical-experimental study on electron scattering by propane (C{sub 3}H{sub 8}) in the low- and intermediate-energy ranges. Calculated elastic differential, integral, and momentum transfer as well as total (elastic + inelastic) and total absorption cross sections are reported for impact energies ranging from 2 to 500 eV. Also, experimental absolute elastic cross sections are reported in the 40- to 500-eV energy range. A complex optical potential is used to represent the electron-molecule interaction dynamics. A theoretical method based on the single-center-expansion close-coupling framework and corrected by the Pade approximant is used to solve the scattering equations. The experimental angular distributions of the scattered electrons are converted to absolute cross sections using the relative flow technique. The comparison of our calculated with our measured results, as well as with other experimental and theoretical data available in the literature, is encouraging.

Souza, G. L. C. de; Lee, M.-T.; Sanches, I. P.; Rawat, P.; Iga, I.; Santos, A. S. dos; Machado, L. E.; Sugohara, R. T.; Brescansin, L. M.; Homem, M. G. P.; Lucchese, R. R. [Departamento de Quimica, UFSCar, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, UFSCar, 13565-905 Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica 'Gleb Wataghin', UNICAMP, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, UFSC, 88010-970 Florianopolis, SC (Brazil); Department of Chemistry, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 7784-3255 (United States)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

143

Photon-radion conversion cross-sections in external electromagnetic field  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An attempt is made to present some experimental predictions of the Randall-Sundrum model, where compactification radius of the extra dimension is stabilized by the radion, which is a scalar field lighter than the graviton Kaluza-Klein states. We calculate the conversion cross-sections of the photons into the radions in the external electromagnetic fields, namely, in the static fields and in a periodic field of the wave guide. Numerical evaluations of the total cross-sections are also given. Our result shows that the conversion cross-section in the static electric field is quite small. But, in the static magnetic and periodic fields, the radion productions are much enhanced.

Dong, P V; Soa, D V; Thao, N H; 10.1007/JHEP10(2011)018

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

The {sup 237}Np(n,f) cross section at the CERN n-TOF facility  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The {sup 237}Np(n,f) cross sections have been measured at the n-TOF facility relative to the {sup 235}U and {sup 238}U fission cross sections. The n-TOF spallation neutron source at CERN is characterized by a high intensity flux, an excellent time resolution and an extensive neutron energy range (from eV to GeV). A fast ionization chamber was used as a fission fragment detector with efficiency better than 97%. Preliminary {sup 237}Np(n,f) cross sections have been deduced in the energy range from 20 keV to 10 MeV and are found in good agreement with data from literature.

Karadimos, D. [University of Ioannina (Greece); National Technical University of Athens (Greece); Vlastou, R.; Diakaki, M.; Papadopoulos, C. [National Technical University of Athens (Greece); Vlachoudis, V.; Chiaveri, E.; Ferrari, A.; Fitzpatrick, L.; Cennini, P.; Herrera-Martinez, A.; Kadi, Y.; Mengoni, A.; Sarchiapone, L.; Wendler, H. [CERN, Geneva (Switzerland); Pavlopoulos, P. [Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt (Austria); CERN, Geneva (Switzerland); Konovalov, V.; Furman, W.; Sedysheva, M. [JINR, Dubna (Russian Federation); Abbondanno, U.; Milazzo, P. M. [INFN-Trieste, Trieste (Italy)

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

145

Sonication standard laboratory module  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A standard laboratory module for automatically producing a solution of cominants from a soil sample. A sonication tip agitates a solution containing the soil sample in a beaker while a stepper motor rotates the sample. An aspirator tube, connected to a vacuum, draws the upper layer of solution from the beaker through a filter and into another beaker. This beaker can thereafter be removed for analysis of the solution. The standard laboratory module encloses an embedded controller providing process control, status feedback information and maintenance procedures for the equipment and operations within the standard laboratory module.

Beugelsdijk, Tony (Los Alamos, NM); Hollen, Robert M. (Los Alamos, NM); Erkkila, Tracy H. (Los Alamos, NM); Bronisz, Lawrence E. (Los Alamos, NM); Roybal, Jeffrey E. (Santa Fe, NM); Clark, Michael Leon (Menan, ID)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

POINT 2011: ENDF/B-VII.1 Beta2 Temperature Dependent Cross Section Library  

SciTech Connect

This report is one in the series of 'POINT' reports that over the years have presented temperature dependent cross sections for the then current version of ENDF/B. In each case I have used my personal computer at home and publicly available data and codes. I have used these in combination to produce the temperature dependent cross sections used in applications and presented in this report. I should mention that today anyone with a personal computer can produce these results. The latest ENDF/B-VII.1 beta2 data library was recently and is now freely available through the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC), Brookhaven National Laboratory. This release completely supersedes all preceding releases of ENDF/B. As distributed the ENDF/B-VII.1 data includes cross sections represented in the form of a combination of resonance parameters and/or tabulated energy dependent cross sections, nominally at 0 Kelvin temperature. For use in our applications the ENDF/B-VII.1 library has been processed into cross sections at eight neutron reactor like temperatures, between 0 and 2100 Kelvin, in steps of 300 Kelvin (the exception being 293.6 Kelvin, for exact room temperature at 20 Celsius). It has also been processed to five astrophysics like temperatures, 1, 10, 100 eV, 1 and 10 keV. For reference purposes, 300 Kelvin is approximately 1/40 eV, so that 1 eV is approximately 12,000 Kelvin. At each temperature the cross sections are tabulated and linearly interpolable in energy. All results are in the computer independent ENDF-6 character format [R2], which allows the data to be easily transported between computers. In its processed form the POINT 2011 library is approximately 16 gigabyte in size and is distributed on one compressed DVDs (see, below for the details of the contents of each DVD).

Cullen, D E

2011-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

147

Relativistic description of final-state interactions in neutral-current neutrino and antineutrino cross sections  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We evaluate semi-inclusive neutral-current quasielastic differential neutrino and antineutrino cross sections within the framework of the relativistic impulse approximation. The results of the relativistic mean field and of the relativistic Green's function models are compared. The sensitivity to the strange-quark content of the nucleon form factor is also discussed. The results of the models are compared with the MiniBooNE experimental data for neutrino scattering. Numerical predictions for flux-averaged antineutrino scattering cross sections are also presented.

R. Gonzlez-Jimnez; J. A. Caballero; Andrea Meucci; Carlotta Giusti; M. B. Barbaro; M. V. Ivanov; J. M. Udas

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

148

Quest for precision in hadronic cross sections at low energy: Monte Carlo tools vs. experimental data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the achievements of the last years of the experimental and theoretical groups working on hadronic cross section measurements at the low energy e+e- colliders in Beijing, Frascati, Ithaca, Novosibirsk, Stanford and Tsukuba and on tau decays. We sketch the prospects in these fields for the years to come. We emphasise the status and the precision of the Monte Carlo generators used to analyse the hadronic cross section measurements obtained as well with energy scans as with radiative return, to determine luminosities and tau decays. The radiative corrections fully or approximately implemented in the various codes and the contribution of the vacuum polarisation are discussed.

Actis, S; Arbuzov, A; Balossini, G; Beltrame, P; Bignamini, C; Bonciani, R; Carloni Calame, C M; Cherepanov, V; Czakon, M; Czyz, H; Denig, A; Eidelman, S; Fedotovich, G V; Ferroglia, A; Gluza, J; Grzeli nska, A; Gunia, M; Hafner, A; Ignatov, F; Jadach, S; Jegerlehner, F; Kalinowski, A; Kluge, W; Korchin, A; Kuhn, J H; Kuraev, E A; Lukin, P; Mastrolia, P; Montagna, G; Muller, S E; Nguyen, F; Nicrosini, O; Nomura, D; Pakhlova, G; Pancheri, G; Passera, M; Penin, A; Piccinini, F; Placzek, W; Przedzinski, T; Remiddi, E; Riemann, T; Rodrigo, G; Roig, P; Shekhovtsova, O; Shen, C P; Sibidanov, A L; Teubner, T; Trentadue, L; Venanzoni, G; van der Bij, J J; Wang, P; Ward, B F L; Was, Z; Worek, M; Yuan, C Z

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Report on 241,242Am(n,x) surrogate cross section measurement  

SciTech Connect

The main goal of this measurement is to determine the {sup 242}Am(n,f) and {sup 241}Am(n,f) cross sections via the surrogate {sup 243}Am. Gamma-ray data was also collected for the purpose of measuring the (n,2n) cross-sections. The experiment was conducted using the STARS/LIBERACE experimental facility located at the 88 Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory the first week of February 2011. A description of the experiment and status of the data analysis follow.

Burke, J T; Ressler, J J; Gostic, J; Henderson, R A; Bernstein, L A; Escher, J E; Bleuel, D; Kritcher, A; Matoon, C; Scielzo, N D; Stoyer, M A

2011-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

150

Triple Differential Cross sections and Nuclear Recoil in Two-Photon Double Ionization of Helium  

SciTech Connect

Triple differential cross sections (TDCS) for two-photon double ionization of helium are calculated using the method of exterior complex scaling both above and below the threshold for sequential ionization (54.4 eV). It is found that sequential ionization produces characteristic behavior in the TDCS that identifies that process when it is in competition with nonsequential ionization. Moreover we see the signature in the TDCS and nuclear recoil cross sections of"virtual sequential ionization" below the threshold for the sequential process.

Horner, Daniel A.; McCurdy, C. William; Rescigno, Thomas N

2008-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

151

Higgs Recoil Mass and Higgs-Strahlung Cross-Section Study for the ILD LOI  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This proceeding summarizes the Higgs recoil mass and Higgs-strahlung cross-section study done for the Letter of Intent (LOI) of the International Large Detector (ILD) Concept. Assuming a Higgs mass of 120 GeV, working at 250 GeV center of mass energy with beam parameters RDR250 and beam polarization, this full simulation study predicts that, the ILD detector can achieve 37 MeV precision on the Higgs mass measurement and 3.3% on the cross-section measurement from the muon channel, while 83 MeV and 4.9% from the electron channel, if we have 250 inverse fb integrated luminosity.

Hengne Li

2010-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

152

Extracting electric dipole breakup cross section of one-neutron halo nuclei from breakup observables  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

How to extract an electric dipole (E1) breakup cross section \\sigma(E1) from one- neutron removal cross sections measured by using 12C and 208Pb targets, \\sigma_(-1n)^C and \\sigma_(-1n)^Pb, respectively, is discussed. It is shown that within about 5% error, \\sigma(E1) can be obtained by subtracting \\Gamma \\sigma_(-1n)^C from \\sigma_(- 1n)^Pb, as assumed in preceding studies. However, for the reaction of weakly-bound projectiles, the scaling factor \\Gamma is found to be two times as large as that usually adopted. As a result, we obtain 13-20% smaller \\sigma(E1) of 31Ne at 250 MeV/nucleon than extracted in a previous analysis of experimental data. By compiling the values of \\Gamma obtained for several projectiles, \\Gamma=(2.30 +/- 0.41)\\exp(- S_n)+(2.43 +/- 0.21) is obtained, where S_n is the neutron separation energy. The target mass number dependence of the nuclear parts of the one-neutron removal cross section and the elastic breakup cross section is also investigated.

Kazuki Yoshida; Tokuro Fukui; Kosho Minomo; Kazuyuki Ogata

2013-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

153

ORELA measurements to meet fusion energy neutron cross section needs. [2 to 80 MeV  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Major neutron cross section measurements made at the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA) that are useful to the fusion energy program are reviewed. Cross sections for production of gamma rays with energies 0.3 < E/sub ..gamma../ < 10.5 MeV were measured as a function of neutron energy over the range 0.1 < E/sub n/ < 20.0 MeV for Li, C, N, O, F, Na, Mg, Al, Si, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Nb, Mo, Ag, Sn, Ta, W, Au, Pb, and Th. Neutron emission cross sections have been measured for /sup 7/Li, Al, Ti, Cu, and Nb for 1 < E/sub n/ < 20 MeV. Some results of recent neutron total cross section measurements from 2 to 80 MeV for eleven materials (C, O, Al, Si, Ca, Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu, Au, and Pb) of interest to the FMIT project are presented. Finally, future directions of the ORELA program are outlined. 4 figures, 3 tables.

Larson, D.C.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

TABULATED DIFFERENTIAL NEUTRON CROSS SECTIONS. PART III, VOLUME 1, 0-15 MEV  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Tables are presented of experimental differential neutron cross sections for the elastic scattering of neutrons by nuclei in the energy range of 0 to 15 Mev. Nuclear reactions induced by neutrons are also included, particularly those that are significant for reactor-type calculations. The tables include nuclei from H to Pu. (D.L.C.)

Howerton, R.J.

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

A model for stratified gas-liquid turbulent flow in ducts of arbitrary cross-section  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

93 A model for stratified gas-liquid turbulent flow in ducts of arbitrary cross-section J. M the pressure gradient and the liquid fraction in two-phase gas- liquid fully developed stratified flow.60 Nomenclature. - TWO-PHASE VARIABLES. Definition densities statistical average (gas, liquid) mass average phase

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

156

Charged current single pion cross section measurement at MiniBooNE  

SciTech Connect

We present MiniBooNE's preliminary {nu}{sub {mu}} CC1{pi}{sup +} cross section measurement, calculated using the ratio of CC1{pi}{sup +} to CCQE events. We find the inclusive CC1{pi}{sup +} measurement to be below the nuance [1] and NEUGEN [2] expectations.

Wascko, M.O.; /Louisiana State U.

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Thermal neutron absorption cross sections for igneous rocks: Newberry Caldera, Oregon  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The thermal neutron absorption cross sections of geologic materials are of first-order importance to the interpretation of pulsed neutron porosity logs and of second-order importance to the interpretation of steady-state porosity logs using dual detectors. Even in the latter case, uncertainties in log response can be excessive whenever formations are encountered that possess absorption properties appreciably greater than the limestones used in most tool calibrations. These effects are of importance to logging operations directed at geothermal applications where formation vary from igneous to sedimentary and which may contain solution-deposited minerals with very large cross-section values. Most measurements of cross-section values for geologic materials have been made for hydrocarbon production applications. Hence, the specimen materials are sedimentary and clean in the sense that they are not altered by geothermal fluids. This investigation was undertaken to measure cross-section values from a sequence of igneous materials obtained from a single hole drilled in an active hydrothermal system. 3 refs., 1 fig.

Lysne, P.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Measurements of total cross sections between 23 and 280 GeV/c  

SciTech Connect

The high precision measurements of the total cross sections for $pi$/sup +-/, K/sup +-/, p, and anti p scattering from H$sub 2$ and D$sub 2$ were continued with an extension of the energy range from 23 to 280 GeV/c. (JFP)

Koehler, P.F.M.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Atlas of photoneutron cross sections obtained with monoenergetic photons. Final edition, 1986  

SciTech Connect

In view of the need for a comprehensive compilation of photoneutron cross-section data, these monoenergetic-photon data are gathered together here and presented in a uniform format. This compilation updates and supersedes the earlier editions of this Atlas. A more complete compilation is being assembled by the photonuclear group at the National Bureau of Standards. 15 refs., 174 figs.

Dietrich, S.S.; Berman, B.L.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Elastic, excitation, ionization and charge transfer cross sections of current interest in fusion energy research  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Due to the present interest in modeling and diagnosing the edge and divertor plasma regions in magnetically confined fusion devices, we have sought to provide new calculations regarding the elastic, excitation, ionization, and charge transfer cross sections in collisions among relevant ions, neutrals, and isotopes in the low- to intermediate-energy regime. We summarize here some of our recent work.

Schultz, D.R.; Krstic, P.S.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Thermal neutron capture cross section of gadolinium by pile-oscillation measurements in MINERVE  

SciTech Connect

Natural gadolinium is used as a burnable poison in most LWR to account for the excess of reactivity of fresh fuels. For an accurate prediction of the cycle length, its nuclear data and especially its neutron capture cross section needs to be known with a high precision. Recent microscopic measurements at Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (RPI) suggest a 11% smaller value for the thermal capture cross section of {sup 157}Gd, compared with most of evaluated nuclear data libraries. To solve this inconsistency, we have analyzed several pile-oscillation experiments, performed in the MINERVE reactor. They consist in the measurement of the reactivity variation involved by the introduction in the reactor of small-samples, containing different mass amounts of natural gadolinium. The analysis of these experiments is done through the exact perturbation theory, using the PIMS calculation tool, in order to link the reactivity effect to the thermal capture cross section. The measurement of reactivity effects is used to deduce the 2200 m.s-1 capture cross section of {sup nat}Gd which is (49360 {+-} 790) b. This result is in good agreement with the JEFF3.1.1 value (48630 b), within 1.6% uncertainty at 1{sigma}, but is strongly inconsistent with the microscopic measurements at RPI which give (44200 {+-} 500) b. (authors)

Leconte, P.; Di-Salvo, J.; Antony, M.; Pepino, A. [CEA, DEN, DER, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance (France); Hentati, A. [International School in Nuclear Engineering, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Measurement of muon neutrino and antineutrino induced single neutral pion production cross sections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elucidating the nature of neutrino oscillation continues to be a goal in the vanguard of the efforts of physics experiment. As neutrino oscillation searches seek an increasingly elusive signal, a thorough understanding of the possible backgrounds becomes ever more important. Measurements of neutrino-nucleus interaction cross sections are key to this understanding. Searches for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillation - a channel that may yield insight into the vanishingly small mixing parameter {theta}{sub 13}, CP violation, and the neutrino mass hierarchy - are particularly susceptible to contamination from neutral current single {pi}{sup 0} (NC 1{pi}{sup 0}) production. Unfortunately, the available data concerning NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production are limited in scope and statistics. Without satisfactory constraints, theoretical models of NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production yield substantially differing predictions in the critical E{sub {nu}} {approx} 1 GeV regime. Additional investigation of this interaction can ameliorate the current deficiencies. The Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment (MiniBooNE) is a short-baseline neutrino oscillation search operating at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). While the oscillation search is the principal charge of the MiniBooNE collaboration, the extensive data ({approx} 10{sup 6} neutrino events) offer a rich resource with which to conduct neutrino cross section measurements. This work concerns the measurement of both neutrino and antineutrino NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production cross sections at MiniBooNE. The size of the event samples used in the analysis exceeds that of all other similar experiments combined by an order of magnitude. We present the first measurements of the absolute NC 1{pi}{sup 0} cross section as well as the first differential cross sections in both neutrino and antineutrino mode. Specifically, we measure single differential cross sections with respect to pion momentum and pion angle. We find the flux-averaged, total cross sections for NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production on CH{sub 2} to be (4.76 {+-} 0.05{sub stat} {+-} 0.76{sub sys}) x 10{sup -40} cm{sup 2}/nucleon at = 808 MeV for neutrino induced production and (1.48 {+-} 0.05{sub stat} {+-} 0.23{sub sys}) x 10{sup -40} cm{sup 2}/nucleon at = 664 MeV for antineutrino induced production.

Anderson, Colin; /Yale U.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Measurement of muon neutrino and antineutrino induced single neutral pion production cross sections  

SciTech Connect

Elucidating the nature of neutrino oscillation continues to be a goal in the vanguard of the efforts of physics experiment. As neutrino oscillation searches seek an increasingly elusive signal, a thorough understanding of the possible backgrounds becomes ever more important. Measurements of neutrino-nucleus interaction cross sections are key to this understanding. Searches for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillation - a channel that may yield insight into the vanishingly small mixing parameter {theta}{sub 13}, CP violation, and the neutrino mass hierarchy - are particularly susceptible to contamination from neutral current single {pi}{sup 0} (NC 1{pi}{sup 0}) production. Unfortunately, the available data concerning NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production are limited in scope and statistics. Without satisfactory constraints, theoretical models of NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production yield substantially differing predictions in the critical E{sub {nu}} {approx} 1 GeV regime. Additional investigation of this interaction can ameliorate the current deficiencies. The Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment (MiniBooNE) is a short-baseline neutrino oscillation search operating at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). While the oscillation search is the principal charge of the MiniBooNE collaboration, the extensive data ({approx} 10{sup 6} neutrino events) offer a rich resource with which to conduct neutrino cross section measurements. This work concerns the measurement of both neutrino and antineutrino NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production cross sections at MiniBooNE. The size of the event samples used in the analysis exceeds that of all other similar experiments combined by an order of magnitude. We present the first measurements of the absolute NC 1{pi}{sup 0} cross section as well as the first differential cross sections in both neutrino and antineutrino mode. Specifically, we measure single differential cross sections with respect to pion momentum and pion angle. We find the flux-averaged, total cross sections for NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production on CH{sub 2} to be (4.76 {+-} 0.05{sub stat} {+-} 0.76{sub sys}) x 10{sup -40} cm{sup 2}/nucleon at = 808 MeV for neutrino induced production and (1.48 {+-} 0.05{sub stat} {+-} 0.23{sub sys}) x 10{sup -40} cm{sup 2}/nucleon at = 664 MeV for antineutrino induced production.

Anderson, Colin; /Yale U.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Solid oxide fuel cell with transitioned cross-section for improved anode gas management at the open end  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solid oxide fuel cell (400) is made having a tubular, elongated, hollow, active section (445) which has a cross-section containing an air electrode (452) a fuel electrode (454) and solid oxide electrolyte (456) between them, where the fuel cell transitions into at least one inactive section (460) with a flattened parallel sided cross-section (462, 468) each cross-section having channels (472, 474, 476) in them which smoothly communicate with each other at an interface section (458).

Zafred, Paolo R. (Murrysville, PA); Draper, Robert (Pittsburgh, PA)

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

165

Effects of Pb and Bi cross sections on ATW subcriticality predictions.  

SciTech Connect

The accelerator-driven transmutation of waste (ATW) system has been proposed for transmuting the long-lived radioactive nuclei of high-level waste to stable or short-lived species. In recent ATW design concepts, lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE), consisting of 44.5% Pb and 55.5% Bi by weight is used as the spallation target, system coolant, and reflector. Because of the excellent neutron reflection properties of LBE, the subcriticality level of ATW is quite sensitive to the cross sections of lead and bismuth. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of these cross sections on subcriticality and other core characteristics of ATW and to compare the results obtained using cross sections in different evaluated nuclear data files. The effects of lead and bismuth cross sections on the core characteristics of ATW were studied using 33 group cross section sets derived from the ENDF/B-VI, ENDF/B-V, JENDL-3.2, and BROND-2.2 nuclear data. A 2000 MW(thermal) ATW configuration similar to that described in Reference 1 was used in this study. In this configuration, the spallation target region is 55 cm high and 25 cm in radius, and is surrounded by a 15-cm thick LBE buffer. The adjacent fueled region is {approximately}65 cm thick and 200 cm high. The volume fractions of fuel, coolant, and structure are 25.7%, 59.3%, and 15%, respectively. The metal alloy fuel is composed of roughly 70% zirconium, 25% transuranics (TRU), and 5% Tc-99 by weight. A thick LBE reflector surrounds the whole core; its axial thickness is 250 cm, and its radial thickness is 295.2 cm.

Khalil, H. S.; Yang, W. S.

1999-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

166

Collision cross sections for few electron systems. Final report, August 1, 2992--July 31, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this project was to produce accurate cross sections for collisionally induced reactions from the ground stated and excited states of species of ions and at present in a hot fusion plasma. The collisional constituents may be divided into two categories for the purpose of calculations: Those in which a bare projectile excites a one electron or two electron ion or atom from its ground state, or excited states to higher excited states or ionized states. Those in which the projectile has one or more electrons attached to it and excites a one electron or two electron ion or atom from its ground state, or excited states to higher excited states or ionized states. During the collision the projectile itself may change its state being simultaneously excited or ionized. Cross sections are needed typically over the whole energy range from low velocities where molecular, orbitals begin to form to high velocities where first Born or more sophisticated asymptotic theories can be used. These high energy cross sections are very useful for experimentalists to check the absolute normalization of their cross sections. The theoretical tools used were therefore both analytical and numerical in character. Numerical calculations were restricted to expansions of the wavefunctions in a set of finite hilbert basis states (FHBS). The many body aspects of the problem, i.e. the important presence of the interelectron force, or correlation mandate a careful systematic approach. But this section was tempered in our strategy by the fact that many of the cross sections needed, especially from excited states, have never been calculated or measured at all. Thus any information we can provide is useful even if later work may modify our results.

Reading, J.F.; Ford, A.L.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

167

Cost effectiveness of sonic drilling  

SciTech Connect

Sonic drilling (combination of mechanical vibrations and rotary power) is an innovative environmental technology being developed in cooperation with DOE`s Arid-Site Volatile Organic Compounds Integrated Demonstration at Hanford and the Mixed Waste Landfill Integrated Demonstration at Sandia. This report studies the cost effectiveness of sonic drilling compared with cable-tool and mud rotary drilling. Benefit of sonic drilling is its ability to drill in all types of formations without introducing a circulating medium, thus producing little secondary waste at hazardous sites. Progress has been made in addressing the early problems of failures and downtime.

Masten, D.; Booth, S.R.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Evidence for WZ Production and a Measurement of the WZ Production Cross Section  

SciTech Connect

This dissertation describes a test of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics by measuring the probability, or cross section, of simultaneously producing a W boson and a Z boson from proton-antiproton collisions. The SM predicts the cross section of WZ production to be 3.68 {+-} 0.25 pb. The SM and physics of WZ production are described in Chapter 2 of this dissertation. The 1.96 TeV center-of-mass energy proton-antiproton collisions are provided by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) Tevatron Collider. The W and Z particles are detected using the D0 detector, which is described in Chapter 3. The data were collected by the detector during 2002-2006 corresponding to 1 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions. This data set is described in Chapter 6. The measurement uses the trilepton (e{nu}ee, {mu}{nu}ee, e{nu}{mu}{mu}, and {mu}{nu}{mu}{mu}) decay channels, in which a W decays to a charged lepton plus a neutrino and a Z decays to a pair of charged leptons. The W and Z particle selection criteria, detection efficiency, and background determination are described in Chapter 7. We observe 13 candidate events in 1 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions. In this data set we expect to see 4.5 {+-} 0.6 background events, and we expect to see 9.2 {+-} 1.0 signal events. The probability of 4.5 {+-} 0.6 background events to fluctuate to 13 or more events is 1.2 x 10{sup -3} which is a 3.0 {sigma} deviation from the background estimate. A log likelihood method is used to determine the most likely cross section as determined by the measured signal efficiencies, the expected backgrounds, and the observed data. Presented in Chapter 8 is a measurement of the cross section for p{bar p} {yields} WZ + X at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The WZ diboson production cross section is measured to be {sigma}{sub WZ} = 2.7{sub -1.3}{sup +1.7} pb. This is in agreement with the predicted Standard Model cross section.

Degenhardt, James D.; /Michigan U.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Calculation of /sup 59/Co neutron cross sections between 3 and 50 MeV  

SciTech Connect

Knowledge of the /sup 59/Co(n,p), (n,..cap alpha..), and (n,xn) cross sections up to 50 MeV are necessary to satisfy priority dosimetry data needs of the FMIT facility. Since experimental data extend only to 25 MeV in the case of (n,xn) reactions (and lower energies for the others), these cross sections as well as those from competing reactions were calculated for neutron energies between 3 and 50 MeV. Neutron optical parameters were determined that were valid from several hundreds of keV to 50 MeV. Other parameters were determined or verified through analysis of various experimental data types. A basis for complete and consistent nuclear model calculations of n + /sup 59/Co reactions was thus provided. 9 figures, 1 table.

Arthur, E.D.; Young, P.G.; Matthes, W.K.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Ultra high energy neutrino-nucleon cross section from cosmic ray experiments and neutrino telescopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We deduce the cosmogenic neutrino flux by jointly analysing ultra high energy cosmic ray data from HiRes-I and II, AGASA and the Pierre Auger Observatory. We make two determinations of the neutrino flux by using a model-dependent method and a model-independent method. The former is well-known, and involves the use of a power-law injection spectrum. The latter is a regularized unfolding procedure. We then use neutrino flux bounds obtained by the RICE experiment to constrain the neutrino-nucleon inelastic cross section at energies inaccessible at colliders. The cross section bounds obtained using the cosmogenic fluxes derived by unfolding are the most model-independent bounds to date.

V. Barger; Patrick Huber; Danny Marfatia

2006-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

171

Scaling study of the pion electroproduction cross sections and the pion form factor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The $^{1}$H($e,e^\\prime \\pi^+$)n cross section was measured for a range of four-momentum transfer up to $Q^2$=3.91 GeV$^2$ at values of the invariant mass, $W$, above the resonance region. The $Q^2$-dependence of the longitudinal component is consistent with the $Q^2$-scaling prediction for hard exclusive processes. This suggests that perturbative QCD concepts are applicable at rather low values of $Q^2$. Pion form factor results, while consistent with the $Q^2$-scaling prediction, are inconsistent in magnitude with perturbative QCD calculations. The extraction of Generalized Parton Distributions from hard exclusive processes assumes the dominance of the longitudinal term. However, transverse contributions to the cross section are still significant at $Q^2$=3.91 GeV$^2$.

Tanja Horn; Xin Qian; John Arrington; Razmik Asaturyan; Fatiha Benmokthar; Werner Boeglin; Peter Bosted; Antje Bruell; Eric Christy; Eugene Chudakov; Ben Clasie; Mark Dalton; AJI Daniel; Donal Day; Dipangkar Dutta; Lamiaa El Fassi; Rolf Ent; Howard Fenker; J. Ferrer; Nadia Fomin; H. Gao; K Garrow; Dave Gaskell; C Gray; G. Huber; M. Jones; N Kalantarians; C. Keppel; K Kramer; Y Li; Y Liang; A. Lung; S Malace; P. Markowitz; A. Matsumura; D. Meekins; T Mertens; T Miyoshi; H. Mykrtchyan; R. Monson; T. Navasardyan; G. Niculescu; I. Niculescu; Y. Okayasu; A. Opper; C Perdrisat; V. Punjabi; A. Rauf; V. Rodriguez; D. Rohe; J Seely; E Segbefia; G. Smith; M. Sumihama; V. Tadevoyan; L Tang; V. Tvaskis; A. Villano; W. Vulcan; F. Wesselmann; S. Wood; L. Yuan; X. Zheng

2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

172

Threshold Resonant Structure of the 232Th Neutron-Induced Fission Cross Section  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The structures observed in the sub-threshold neutron-induced fission of ^{232}Th were investigated employing a recent developed model. Theoretical single-particle excitations of a phenomenological two-humped barrier are determined by solving a system of coupled differential equations for the motion along the optimal fission path. A rather good agreement with experimental data was obtained using a small number of independent parameters. It is predicted that the structure at 1.4 and 1.6 MeV is mainly dominated by spin 3/2 partial cross-section with small admixture of spin 1/2, while the structure at 1.7 MeV is given by a large partial cross section of spin 5/2.

M. Mirea; L. Tassan-Got; C. Stephan; C. O. Bacri; R. C. Bobulescu

2007-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

173

Total scattering cross sections and interatomic potentials for neutral hydrogen and helium on some noble gases  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Measurements of energy-dependent scattering cross sections for 30 to 1800 eV D incident on He, Ne, Ar, and Kr, and for 40 to 850 eV He incident on He, Ar, and Kr are presented. They are determined by using the charge-exchange efflux from the Princeton Large Torus tokamak as a source of D or He. These neutrals are passed through a gas-filled scattering cell and detected by a time-of-flight spectrometer. The cross section for scattering greater than the effective angle of the apparatus (approx. =20 mrad) is found by measuring the energy-dependent attenuation of D or He as a function of pressure in the scattering cell. The interatomic potential is extracted from the data.

Ruzic, D.N.; Cohen, S.A.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Neutron capture cross section measurements at the beam line 04 of J-PARC/MLF  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An Accurate Neutron-Nucleus Reaction measurement Instrument (ANNRI) at the beam line 04 of MLF (Material and Life Sciences Experimental Facilities) of J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) was installed to measure neutron capture cross sections related to the research and development of innovative nuclear systems, the study on nuclear astrophysics, etc. ANNRI has two gamma-ray spectrometers: one is a Ge detector array placed at 22 m from the coupled type moderator of the spallation neutron source of J-PARC/MLF and the other is a pair of NaI(Tl) detectors at 28 m. Until the 11th of March, 2011, when we had big earthquakes, we measured capture cross sections of Zr-93, Tc-99, Pd-107, I-129, Cm-244, Cm-246, etc. After checking and repairing ANNRI, we restarted measurements, and ANNRI has been open to worldwide users at present.

Igashira, Masayuki; Harada, Hideo; Kiyanagi, Yoshiaki [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama 2-12-1-N1-26, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 (Japan); Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Shirakata-shirane 2-4, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita-13, Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628 (Japan)

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

175

Numerical study of the MHD spectrum in tokamaks with a noncircular cross section  

SciTech Connect

The behavior of a class of exact tokamak equilibria is investigated in the context of ideal magnetohydrodynamics. The equilibrium solution allows for a general plasma cross section shape, restricted to systems with essentially flat toroidal current profiles. The spectrum of the eigenmodes is evaluated by extremizing the Lagrangian using a Galerkin procedure. The different branches of the spectrum are appropriately represented by expanding the eigenfunctions in terms of the eigenfunctions of the corresponding straight limit. The perturbed vacuum field is expressed by a vector potential. The code is applied to various configurations with a fixed and with a free plasma boundary. The influence of ellipticity of the cross section and of the aspect ratio on the spectrum is discussed.

Kerner, W.

1976-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Measurement of the t tbar cross section at the Run II Tevatron using Support Vector Machines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This dissertation measures the t{bar t} production cross section at the Run II CDF detector using data from early 2001 through March 2007. The Tevatron at Fermilab is a p{bar p} collider with center of mass energy {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. This data composes a sample with a time-integrated luminosity measured at 2.2 {+-} 0.1 fb{sup -1}. A system of learning machines is developed to recognize t{bar t} events in the 'lepton plus jets' decay channel. Support Vector Machines are described, and their ability to cope with a multi-class discrimination problem is provided. The t{bar t} production cross section is then measured in this framework, and found to be {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} = 7.14 {+-} 0.25 (stat){sub -0.86}{sup +0.61}(sys) pb.

Whitehouse, Benjamin Eric; /Tufts U.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Triple-Pomeron Matrix Model for Dispersive Corrections to Nucleon-Nucleus Total Cross Section  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dispersive corrections to the total cross section for high-energy scattering from a heavy nucleus are calculated using a matrix model, based on the triple-Pomeron behavior of diffractive scattering from a single nucleon, for the cross section operator connecting different states of the projectile nucleon . Energy-dependent effects due to the decrease in longitudinal momentum transfers and the opening of more channels with increasing energy are included. The three leading terms in an expansion in the number of inelastic transitions are evaluated and compared to exact results for the model in the uniform nuclear density approximation for the the scattering of nucleons from Pb^{208} for laboratory momenta ranging from 50 to 200 GeV/c.

Harrington, D R

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 564 (2006) 400404 Cross-section measurements for 239  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 564 (2006) 400­404 Cross-section measurements the feasibility of measuring neutron-induced fission cross-section on samples with 10 ng of fissile actinides that are available on ultra-small quantities. Furthermore, results on neutron-induced alpha emission show

Danon, Yaron

179

Sensitivity of cross sections for elastic nucleus-nucleus scattering to halo nucleus density distributions  

SciTech Connect

In order to clear up the sensitivity of the nucleus-nucleus scattering to the nuclear matter distributions in exotic halo nuclei, we have calculated differential cross sections for elastic scattering of the {sup 6}He and {sup 11}Li nuclei on several nuclear targets at the energy of 0.8 GeV/nucleon with different assumed nuclear density distributions in {sup 6}He and {sup 11}Li.

Alkhazov, G. D.; Sarantsev, V. V., E-mail: saran@pnpi.spb.ru [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute NRC KI (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

180

Negative ion detachment cross sections. [Physics Dept. , College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors have measured absolute cross sections for electron detachment and charge exchange for collision of O and S with atomic hydrogen, have investigated the sputtering and photodesorption of negative ions from gas covered surfaces, and have begun an investigation of photon-induced field emission of electrons from exotic structures. Brief descriptions of these activities as well as future plans for these projects are given below.

Champion, R.L.; Doverspike, L.D.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Parameterization of pion production and reaction cross sections at LAMPF energies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A parameterization of pion production and reaction cross sections is developed for eventual use in modeling neutrino production by protons in a beam stop. Emphasis is placed upon smooth parameterizations for proton energies up to 800 MeV, for all pion energies and angles, and for a wide range of materials. The resulting representations of the data are well-behaved and can be used for extrapolation to regions where there are no measurements. 22 refs., 16 figs., 2 tabs.

Burman, R.L.; Smith, E.S.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

New approach to analyzing and evaluating cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions  

SciTech Connect

The presence of substantial systematic discrepancies between the results of different experiments devoted to determining cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions-first of all, ({gamma}, n), ({gamma}, 2n), and ({gamma}, 3n) reactions-is a strong motivation for studying the reliability and authenticity of these data and for developing methods for taking into account and removing the discrepancies in question. In order to solve the first problem, we introduce objective absolute criteria involving transitional photoneutron-multiplicity functions F{sub 1}, F{sub 2}, F{sub 3}, Horizontal-Ellipsis ; by definition, their values cannot exceed 1.0, 0.5, 0.33, Horizontal-Ellipsis , respectively. With the aim of solving the second problem, we propose a new experimental-theoretical approach. In this approach, reaction cross sections are evaluated by simultaneously employing experimental data on the cross section for the total photoneutron yield, {sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, xn) = {sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, n) + 2{sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, 2n) + 3{sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, 3n) + Horizontal-Ellipsis , which are free from drawbacks plaguing experimental methods for sorting neutrons in multiplicity, and the results obtained by calculating the functions F{sub theor}{sup 1}, F{sub theor}{sup 2}, F{sub theor}{sup 3}, Horizontal-Ellipsis on the basis of the modern model of photonuclear reactions. The reliability and authenticity of data on the cross sections for ({gamma}, n), ({gamma}, 2n), and ({gamma}, 3n) partial reactions-{sigma}{sup eval}({gamma}, in) = F{sub i}{sup theor}{sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, xn)-were evaluated for the {sup 90}Zr, {sup 115}In, {sup 112,114,116,117,118,119,120,122,124}Sn, {sup 159}Tb, and {sup 197}Au nuclei.

Varlamov, V. V., E-mail: Varlamov@depni.sinp.msu.ru; Ishkhanov, B. S.; Orlin, V. N. [Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Overestimation of physical activity level is associated with lower BMI: a cross-sectional analysis.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

RESEARCH Open Access Overestimation of physical activity level is associated with lower BMI: a cross-sectional analysis Clare Watkinson1, Esther MF van Sluijs1, Stephen Sutton2, Wendy Hardeman2, Kirsten Corder1, Simon J Griffin1* Abstract Background... . 1996. 3. Craig R, Mindell J: Health Survey for England 2006: CVD and risk factors adults, obesity and risk factors children. The NHS Information Centre 2008. 4. Hillsdon M, Foster C, Cavill N, Crombie H, Naidoo B: The effectiveness of public health...

Watkinson, Clare; van Sluijs, Esther M F; Sutton, Stephen; Hardeman, Wendy; Corder, Kirsten; Griffin, Simon J

2010-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

184

ETOE-2/MC$sup 2$-2/SDX multigroup neutron cross-section processing  

SciTech Connect

The ETOE-2/MC/sup 2/-2/SDX code system provides a comprehensive neutron cross-section processing capability. The three components of the system include an ENDF/B library processor (ETOE-21, an ultra-fine-group fundamental mode calculation (MC/sup 2/-2), and an intermediate-group space-dependent capability (SDX). Brief descriptions of the types of calculations are discussed. Selected results from typical problem executions are presented. (auth)

Henryson, H. II; Toppel, B.J.; Stenberg, C.G.

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Higgs production cross-section in a Standard Model with four generations at the LHC  

SciTech Connect

We present theoretical predictions for the Higgs boson production cross-section via gluon fusion at the LHC in a Standard Model with four generations. We include QCD corrections through NLO retaining the full dependence on the quark masses, and the NNLO corrections in the heavy quark effective theory approximation. We also include electroweak corrections through three loops. Electroweak and bottom-quark contributions are suppressed in comparison to the Standard Model with three generations.

Furlan E.; Anastasiou, C.; Buehler, S.; Herzog, F.; Lazopoulos, A.

2011-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

186

Measurement of the Neutrino Neutral-Current Elastic Differential Cross Section  

SciTech Connect

We report a measurement of the flux-averaged neutral-current elastic differential cross section for neutrinos scattering on mineral oil (CH{sub 2}) as a function of four-momentum transferred squared, Q{sup 2}. It is obtained by measuring the kinematics of recoiling nucleons with kinetic energy greater than 50 MeV which are readily detected in MiniBooNE. This differential cross-section distribution is fit with fixed nucleon form factors apart from an axial mass, M{sub A}, that provides a best fit for M{sub A} = 1.39 {+-} 0.11 GeV. Using the data from the charged-current neutrino interaction sample, a ratio of neutral-current to charged-current quasi-elastic cross sections as a function of Q{sup 2} has been measured. Additionally, single protons with kinetic energies above 350 MeV can be distinguished from neutrons and multiple nucleon events. Using this marker, the strange quark contribution to the neutral-current axial vector form factor at Q{sup 2} = 0, {Delta}s, is found to be {Delta}s = 0.08{+-} 0.26.

Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A.; /Mexico U., CEN; Anderson, C.E.; /Yale U.; Bazarko, A.O.; /Princeton U.; Brice, S.J.; /Fermilab; Brown, B.C.; /Fermilab; Bugel, L.; /Columbia U.; Cao, J.; /Michigan U.; Coney, L.; /Columbia U.; Conrad, J.M.; /MIT; Cox, D.C.; /Indiana U.; Curioni, A.; /Yale U. /Argonne

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

WIMP-nucleon cross-section results from the second science run of ZEPLIN-III  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report experimental upper limits on WIMP-nucleon elastic scattering cross sections from the second science run of ZEPLIN-III at the Boulby Underground Laboratory. A raw fiducial exposure of 1,344 kg.days was accrued over 319 days of continuous operation between June 2010 and May 2011. A total of eight events was observed in the signal acceptance region in the nuclear recoil energy range 7-29 keV, which is compatible with background expectations. This allows the exclusion of the scalar cross-section above 4.8E-8 pb near 50 GeV/c^2 WIMP mass with 90% confidence. Combined with data from the first run, this result improves to 3.9E-8 pb. The corresponding WIMP-neutron spin-dependent cross-section limit is 8.0E-3 pb. The ZEPLIN programme reaches thus its conclusion at Boulby, having deployed and exploited successfully three liquid xenon experiments of increasing reach.

D. Yu. Akimov; H. M. Araujo; E. J. Barnes; V. A. Belov; A. Bewick; A. A. Burenkov; V. Chepel; A. Currie; L. DeViveiros; B. Edwards; C. Ghag; A. Hollingsworth; M. Horn; W. G. Jones; G. E. Kalmus; A. S. Kobyakin; A. G. Kovalenko; V. N. Lebedenko; A. Lindote; M. I. Lopes; R. Luscher; P. Majewski; A. StJ. Murphy; F. Neves; S. M. Paling; J. Pinto da Cunha; R. Preece; J. J. Quenby; L. Reichhart; P. R. Scovell; C. Silva; V. N. Solovov; N. J. T. Smith; V. N. Stekhanov; T. J. Sumner; C. Thorne; R. J. Walker

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

188

Determination of the stellar (n,gamma) cross section of 40Ca with accelerator mass spectrometry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The stellar (n,gamma) cross section of 40Ca at kT=25 keV has been measured with a combination of the activation technique and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). This combination is required when direct off-line counting of the produced activity is compromised by the long half-life and/or missing gamma-ray transitions. The neutron activations were performed at the Karlsruhe Van de Graaff accelerator using the quasistellar neutron spectrum of kT=25 keV produced by the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction. The subsequent AMS measurements were carried out at the Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA) with a 3 MV tandem accelerator. The doubly magic 40Ca is a bottle-neck isotope in incomplete silicon burning, and its neutron capture cross section determines the amount of leakage, thus impacting on the eventual production of iron group elements. Because of its high abundance, 40Ca can also play a secondary role as "neutron poison" for the s-process. Previous determinations of this value at stellar energies were based on time-of-flight measurements. Our method uses an independent approach, and yields for the Maxwellian-averaged cross section at kT=30 keV a value of 30 keV= 5.73+/-0.34 mb.

I. Dillmann; C. Domingo-Pardo; M. Heil; F. Kppeler; A. Wallner; O. Forstner; R. Golser; W. Kutschera; A. Priller; P. Steier; A. Mengoni; R. Gallino; M. Paul; C. Vockenhuber

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

A Measurement of the Neutrino Neutral Current Pi0 Cross Section at MiniBooNE  

SciTech Connect

The MiniBooNE neutrino beam and detector at Fermilab are used to study the production of neutral current {pi}{sup 0} events. The cross sections for neutrino interactions with mineral oil (CH{sub 2}) are reported for resonantly produced and coherently produced single {pi}{sup 0} events. We measure a resonant single {pi}{sup 0} cross section of {sigma}({nu}{sub {mu}} N {pi}{sup 0}) = (0.0129 {+-} 0.0011(stat.) {+-} 0.0043(syst.)) x 10{sup -36} cm{sup 2}/CH{sub 2} at a mean neutrino energy of 1.26 GeV. We measure a coherent single {pi}{sup 0} cross section of {sigma}({nu}{sub {mu}} A {yields} {nu}{sub {mu}} A {pi}{sup 0}) = (0.00077 {+-} 0.00016 (stat.) {+-} 0.00036 (syst.)) x 10{sup -36} cm{sup 2}/CH{sub 2} at mean neutrino energy 1.12 GeV.

Raaf, Jennifer Lynne; /Cincinnati U.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Tropical and subtropical cloud transitions in weather and climate prediction models: the GCSS/WGNE Pacific Cross-Section Intercomparison (GPCI)  

SciTech Connect

A model evaluation approach is proposed where weather and climate prediction models are analyzed along a Pacific Ocean cross-section, from the stratocumulus regions off the coast of California, across the shallow convection dominated trade-winds, to the deep convection regions of the ITCZ: the GCSS/WGNE Pacific Cross-section Intercomparison (GPCI). The main goal of GPCI is to evaluate, and help understand and improve the representation of tropical and sub-tropical cloud processes in weather and climate prediction models. In this paper, a detailed analysis of cloud regime transitions along the cross-section from the sub-tropics to the tropics for the season JJA of 1998 is presented. This GPCI study confirms many of the typical weather and climate prediction model problems in the representation of clouds: underestimation of clouds in the stratocumulus regime by most models with the corresponding consequences in terms of shortwave radiation biases; overestimation of clouds by the ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA40) in the deep tropics (in particular) with the corresponding impact in the outgoing longwave radiation; large spread between the different models in terms of cloud cover, liquid water path and shortwave radiation; significant differences between the models in terms of vertical crosssections of cloud properties (in particular), vertical velocity and relative humidity. An alternative analysis of cloud cover mean statistics is proposed where sharp gradients in cloud cover along the GPCI transect are taken into account. This analysis shows that the negative cloud bias of some models and ERA40 in the stratocumulus regions (as compared to ISCCP) is associated not only with lower values of cloud cover in these regimes, but also with a stratocumulus-to-cumulus transition that occurs too early along the trade-wind Lagrangian trajectory. Histograms of cloud cover along the cross-section differ significantly between models. Some models exhibit a quasi-bimodal structure with cloud cover being either very large (close to 100%) or very small, while other models show a more continuous transition. The ISCCP observations suggest that reality is in-between these two extreme examples. These different patterns reflect the diverse nature of the cloud, boundary layer, and convection parameterizations in the participating weather and climate prediction models.

Teixeira, J.; Cardoso, S.; Bonazzola, M.; Cole, Jason N.; DelGenio, Anthony D.; DeMott, C.; Franklin, A.; Hannay, Cecile; Jakob, Christian; Jiao, Y.; Karlsson, J.; Kitagawa, H.; Koehler, M.; Kuwano-Yoshida, A.; LeDrian, C.; Lock, Adrian; Miller, M.; Marquet, P.; Martins, J.; Mechoso, C. R.; Meijgaard, E. V.; Meinke, I.; Miranda, P.; Mironov, D.; Neggers, Roel; Pan, H. L.; Randall, David A.; Rasch, Philip J.; Rockel, B.; Rossow, William B.; Ritter, B.; Siebesma, A. P.; Soares, P.; Turk, F. J.; Vaillancourt, P.; Von Engeln, A.; Zhao, M.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Neutron total and scattering cross sections of /sup 6/Li in the few MeV region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neutron total cross sections of /sup 6/Li are measured from approx. 0.5 to approx. 4.8 MeV at intervals of approx. 10 scattering angles and at incident-neutron intervals of approx.< 100 keV. Neutron differential inelastic-scattering cross sections are measured in the incident-energy range 3.5 to 4.0 MeV. The experimental results are extended to lower energies using measured neutron total cross sections recently reported elsewhere by the authors. The composite experimental data (total cross sections from 0.1 to 4.8 MeV and scattering cross sections from 0.22 to 4.0 MeV) are interpreted in terms of a simple two-level R-matrix model which describes the observed cross sections and implies the reaction cross section in unobserved channels; notably the (n;..cap alpha..)t reaction (Q = 4.783 MeV). The experimental and calculational results are compared with previously reported results as summarized in the ENDF/B-V evaluated nuclear data file.

Smith, A.; Guenther, P.; Whalen, J.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Measurement of the nu(mu)-CCQE cross-section in the SciBooNE experiment  

SciTech Connect

SciBooNE is a neutrino and anti-neutrino cross-section experiment at Fermilab, USA. The SciBooNE experiment is summarized and two independent CCQE analyses are described. For one of the analyses, an absolute {nu}{sub {mu}}-CCQE cross section in the neutrino energy region (0.6-1.6) GeV is shown and the technique developed for such a purpose is also explained. The total cross section measured over this energy range agrees well with expectations, based on the NEUT event generator and using a value of 1.21 GeV for the CCQE axial mass.

Alcaraz-Aunion, Jose Luis; /Barcelona, IFAE; Walding, Joseph; /Imperial Coll., London

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Activation measurement of the 3He(a,g)7Be reaction cross section at high energies  

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The astrophysically important 3He(a,g)7Be reaction was studied at high energies where the available experimental data are in contradiction. A thin window 3He gas cell was used and the cross section was measured with the activation method. The obtained cross sections at energies between Ec.m. = 1.5 and 2.5 MeV are compared with the available data and theoretical calculations. The present results support the validity of the high energy cross section energy dependence observed by recent experiments.

C. Bordeanu; Gy. Gyrky; Z. Halsz; T. Szcs; G. G. Kiss; Z. Elekes; J. Farkas; Zs. Flp; E. Somorjai

2013-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

194

Calculation Of Change-Changing Cross Sections Of IONS Or Atoms Colliding With Fast IONS Using The Classical Trajectory Method  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Evaluation of ion-atom charge-changing cross sections is needed for many accelerator applications. A classical trajectory Monte Carlo (CTMC) simulation has been used to calculate ionization and charge exchange cross sections. For benchmarking purposes, an extensive study has been performed for the simple case of hydrogen and helium targets in collisions with various ions. Despite the fact that the simulation only accounts for classical mechanics, the calculations are comparable to experimental results for projectile velocities in the region corresponding to the vicinity of the maximum cross section. Shortcomings of the CTMC method for multielectron target atoms are discussed.

Kaganovich, I. D., Shnidman, Ariel, Mebane, Harrison, Davidson, R.C.

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

195

Principle and Uncertainty Quantification of an Experiment Designed to Infer Actinide Neutron Capture Cross-Sections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An integral reactor physics experiment devoted to infer higher actinide (Am, Cm, Bk, Cf) neutron cross sections will take place in the US. This report presents the principle of the planned experiment as well as a first exercise aiming at quantifying the uncertainties related to the inferred quantities. It has been funded in part by the DOE Office of Science in the framework of the Recovery Act and has been given the name MANTRA for Measurement of Actinides Neutron TRAnsmutation. The principle is to irradiate different pure actinide samples in a test reactor like INLs Advanced Test Reactor, and, after a given time, determine the amount of the different transmutation products. The precise characterization of the nuclide densities before and after neutron irradiation allows the energy integrated neutron cross-sections to be inferred since the relation between the two are the well-known neutron-induced transmutation equations. This approach has been used in the past and the principal novelty of this experiment is that the atom densities of the different transmutation products will be determined with the Accelerator Mass Spectroscopy (AMS) facility located at ANL. While AMS facilities traditionally have been limited to the assay of low-to-medium atomic mass materials, i.e., A 200. The detection limit of AMS being orders of magnitude lower than that of standard mass spectroscopy techniques, more transmutation products could be measured and, potentially, more cross-sections could be inferred from the irradiation of a single sample. Furthermore, measurements will be carried out at the INL using more standard methods in order to have another set of totally uncorrelated information.

G. Youinou; G. Palmiotti; M. Salvatorre; G. Imel; R. Pardo; F. Kondev; M. Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

The E2 contribution to the 8B -> p + 7Be Coulomb dissociation cross section  

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We have calculated the E1 and E2 contributions to the low-energy B-8 + Pb-208 -> p + Be-7 + Pb-208 Coulomb dissociation cross sections using the kinematics of a recent experiment at RIKEN. Using a potential model description of the Be-7 (p,gamma) B-8 reaction, we find that the E2 contributions cannot a priori be ignored in the analysis of the data. Its inclusion reduces the extracted Be-7 (p,gamma) B-8 S-factor at solar energies by about 25%.

K. Langanke; T. D. Shoppa

1994-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

197

2p2h effects on the weak pion production cross section  

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The neutrino-nucleon --> lepton pion QE reaction on the A-target is used as a signal event or/and to reconstruct the neutrino energy, using two-body kinematics. Competition of another processes could lead to misidentification of the arriving neutrinos, being important the fake events coming from the CC1-pion background. A precise knowledge of cross sections is a prerequisite in order to make simulations in event generators to substract the fake ones from the QE countings, and in this contribution we analyze the different nuclear effects on the CC1-pion channel. Our calculations also can be extended for the NC case.

A. Mariano; C. Barbero

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

198

Measurement of low $p_{T}$ $D^{0}$ meson production cross section at CDF II.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this thesis we present a study of the production of D{sup 0} meson in the low transverse momentum region. In particular the inclusive differential production cross section of the D{sup 0} meson (in the two-body decay channel D{sup 0} {yields} K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}) is obtained extending the published CDF II measurement to p{sub T} as low as 1.5 GeV/c. This study is performed at the Tevatron Collider at Fermilab with the CDF II detector.

Mussini, Manuel; /Bologna U.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Consumption Moment Risk Factors and Cross-Section of Long-Run Stock Returns  

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We introduce the multifactor asset pricing model that includes as risk factors the ve Chen et al. (1986) macroeconomic variables along with the rates of change in the rst four cross-sectional consumption moments. The empirical evidence on the pricing of the economic state variables is sensitive to the experimental design, whereas we nd strong evidence that with the limited participation of households in the capital markets the aggregate consumption risk (measured by the rate of change in average consumption) and the background risk in consumption (measured jointly by the rates of change in the higher-order consumption moments) are both signicantly priced. JEL classication: G12

Andrei Semenov

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Quasicontinuum relativistic many-body perturbation theory photoionization cross sections of Na, K, Rb, and Cs  

SciTech Connect

Calculations of photoionization cross sections for alkali-metal atoms are carried out in the framework of relativistic many-body perturbation theory (RMBPT) using quasicontinuum B-spline orbitals. All third-order terms are included, in contrast to previous calculations based on either random-phase approximation (RPA), Brueckner orbitals, or their combination. The particular advantage of quasicontinuum states is that high-order MBPT codes do not require modification for applications to the photoionization problem. The agreement with experiment is improved compared to RPA and Dirac-Hartree-Fock approximations. The results also exhibit close form invariance. The presented formalism can be extended to other photoionizing transitions.

Savukov, I. M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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201

The black disk and the dip in the differential elastic cross section at asymptotic energy  

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We test the validity of the black disk limit in elastic scattering by studying the evolution of the dip in the scaling variable $\\tau=-t_{D}\\sigma^{tot}$, where $t_{D}$ is the transverse momentum squared at the dip and $\\sigma_{tot}$ the total cross section. As $s\\rightarrow \\infty $ and $-t_{D} \\rightarrow 0 $, $\\tau$ may consistently be approaching the black disc value, $\\tau \\xrightarrow[ \\sqrt{s}\\rightarrow \\infty ]{} \\tau_{BD}=35.92$ GeV$^{2}$ mb.

I. Bautista; J. Dias de Deus

2012-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

202

Nuclear matrix elements from direct lifetime or cross-section measurements  

SciTech Connect

The method of simultaneous lifetime and g factor measurements using a plunger device and the RDDS and TDRIV techniques is introduced. Results on lifetimes and hyperfine-interaction parameters for 2{sup +}{sub 1} states in {sup 104-108}Pd, {sup 96,98,104}Ru, and {sup 92,94}Zr, using a plunger device. Another method to obtain electromagnetic matrix elements is direct cross section measurements using NRF. The method is outlined, and some recent results on {sup 76}Se are shown.

Werner, V.; Cooper, N.; Hinton, M.; Ilie, G.; Radeck, D. [Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, P.O. Box 208120, New Haven, CT 06520-8120 (United States); Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, P.O. Box 208120, New Haven, CT 06520-8120 (United States) and Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guilford, GU27XH (United Kingdom); Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, P.O. Box 208120, New Haven, CT 06520-8120 (United States) and National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, P.O. Box MG-6, Bucharest-Magurele (Romania); Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, P.O. Box 208120, New Haven, CT 06520-8120 (United States) and Institut fuer Kernphysik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Str. 77, 50937 Koeln (Germany)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

203

Measurement of the W+W- Cross Section in ?s=7??TeV pp Collisions with ATLAS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This Letter presents a measurement of the W[superscript +]W[superscript -] production cross section in ?s=7??TeV pp collisions by the ATLAS experiment, using 34??pb[superscript -1] of integrated luminosity produced by the ...

Taylor, Frank E.

204

Analysis of form errors in rings of non-uniform cross section due to workholding and machining loads.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis presents a method for the prediction of final peak-to-valley (PTV) surface profile variation for face turning of rings of non-uniform cross section. An (more)

Golden, Christopher Lee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Precise Measurement of the e(+)e(-)->pi(+)pi(-)(gamma) Cross Section with the Initial State Radiation Method at BABAR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A precise measurement of the cross section of the process e[superscript +]e[superscript -]??[superscript +]?[superscript -](?) from threshold to an energy of 3 GeV is obtained with the initial state radiation (ISR) method ...

Cowan, Ray Franklin

206

Heat transfer in oscillating flows with sudden change in cross section  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Oscillating fluid flow (zero mean) with heat transfer, between two parallel plates with a sudden change in cross section, was examined computationally. The flow was assumed to be laminar and incompressible with inflow velocity uniform over the channel cross section but varying sinusoidally with time. Over 30 different cases were examined; these cases cover wide ranges of Re{sub max} (187.5 to 30,000), Va (1 to 350), expansion ratio (1:2, 1:4, 1:8, and 1:12) and A{sub r} (0.68 to 4). Three different geometric cases were considered (asymmetric expansion/contraction, symmetric expansion/contraction, and symmetric blunt body). The heat transfer cases were based on constant wall temperature at higher (heating) or lower (cooling) value than inflow fluid temperature. As a result of the oscillating flow, the fluid undergoes sudden expansion in one-half of the cycle and sudden contraction in the other half. In this paper, one heating case is examined in detail, and conclusions are drawn from all the cases (documented in detail elsewhere). Instantaneous friction factors and heat transfer coefficients, for some ranges, of Re{sub max} and Va, deviated substantially from those predicted with steady-state correlations.

Ibrahim, M.; Hashim, W. [Cleveland State Univ., OH (United States); Tew, R.C.; Dudenhoefer, J.E. [Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

From eV to EeV: Neutrino Cross Sections Across Energy Scales  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since its original postulation by Wolfgang Pauli in 1930, the neutrino has played a prominent role in our understanding of nuclear and particle physics. In the intervening 80 years, scientists have detected and measured neutrinos from a variety of sources, both man-made and natural. Underlying all of these observations, and any inferences we may have made from them, is an understanding of how neutrinos interact with matter. Knowledge of neutrino interaction cross sections is an important and necessary ingredient in any neutrino measurement. With the advent of new precision experiments, the demands on our understanding of neutrino interactions is becoming even greater. The purpose of this article is to survey our current knowledge of neutrino cross sections across all known energy scales: from the very lowest energies to the highest that we hope to observe. The article covers a wide range of neutrino interactions including coherent scattering, neutrino capture, inverse beta decay, low energy nuclear interactions, quasi-elastic scattering, resonant pion production, kaon production, deep inelastic scattering and ultra-high energy interactions. Strong emphasis is placed on experimental data whenever such measurements are available.

J. A. Formaggio; G. P. Zeller

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

208

POINT 2012: ENDF/B-VII.1 Final Temperature Dependent Cross Section Library  

SciTech Connect

This report is one in the series of 'POINT' reports that over the years have presented temperature dependent cross sections for the then current version of ENDF/B [R1]. In each case I have used my personal computer at home and publicly available data and codes: (1) publicly available nuclear data (the current ENDF/B data, available on-line at the National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/) and, (2) publicly available computer codes (the current PREPRO codes, available on-line at the Nuclear Data Section, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, http://www-nds.iaea.or.at/ndspub/endf/prepro/) and, (3) My own personal computer located in my home. I have used these in combination to produce the temperature dependent cross sections used in applications and described in this report. I should mention that today anyone with a personal computer can produce these results: by its very nature I consider this data to be born in the public domain.

Cullen, D E

2012-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

209

A method for extracting the resonance parameters from experimental cross section  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The matrix elements of the multi-channel Jost matrices are written in such a way that their dependencies on all possible odd powers of channel momenta are factorized explicitly. As a result the branching of the Riemann energy surface at all the channel thresholds is represented in them via exact analytic expressions. The remaining single-valued functions of the energy are expanded in the Taylor series near an arbitrary point on the real axis. Using the thus obtained Jost matrices, the $S$-matrix is constructed and then the scattering cross section is calculated, which therefore depends on the Taylor expansion coefficients. These coefficients are considered as the adjustable parameters that are optimized to fit a given set of experimental data. After finding the coefficients, the resonances are located as zeros of the Jost matrix determinant at complex energies. Within this approach the $S$-matrix has proper analytic structure. This enables us not only to locate multi-channel resonances but also to reproduce their partial widths as well as the scattering cross section in the channels for which the data are not available.

S. A. Rakityansky; N. Elander

2012-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

210

Neutron-Induced Fission Cross Section Measurements for Uranium Isotopes and Other Actinides at LANSCE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A well established program of neutron-induced fission cross section measurement at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is supporting the Fuel Cycle Research program (FC R&D). The incident neutron energy range spans from sub-thermal up to 200 MeV by combining two LANSCE facilities, the Lujan Center and the Weapons Neutron Research center (WNR). The time-of-flight method is implemented to measure the incident neutron energy. A parallel-plate fission ionization chamber was used as a fission fragment detector. The event rate ratio between the investigated foil and a standard {sup 235}U foil is translated into a fission cross section ratio. Thin actinide targets with deposits of <200 {micro}g/cm{sup 2} on stainless steel backing were loaded into a fission chamber. In addition to previously measured data for {sup 237}Np, {sup 239-242}Pu, {sup 243}Am, new measurements include the recently completed {sup 233,238}U isotopes, {sup 236}U data which is being analyzed, and {sup 234}U data acquired in the 2011-2012 LANSCE run cycle. The new data complete the full suite of Uranium isotopes which were investigated with this experimental approach. When analysis of the new measured data is completed, data will be delivered to evaluators. Having data for multiple Uranium isotopes will support theoretical modeling capabilities and strengthens nuclear data evaluation.

Laptev, Alexander B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tovesson, Fredrik K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hill, Tony S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

211

Di-Photon and Photon+b/c Production Cross Sections at Ecm=1.96 TeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Measurements of the di-photon cross section have been made in the central region and are found to be in good agreement with NLO QCD predictions. The cross section of events containing a photon and additional heavy flavour jet have also been measured, as well as the ratio of photon+b to photon+c. The statistically limited sample shows good agreement with Leading Order predictions. 1

Anant Gajjar; Cdf Collaboration

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Synchrotron radiation based cross-sectional scanning photoelectron microscopy and spectroscopy of n-ZnO:Al/p-GaN:Mg heterojunction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Al-doped ZnO (AZO) deposited by radio frequency co-sputtering is formed on epitaxial Mg-doped GaN template at room temperature to achieve n-AZO/p-GaN heterojunction. Alignment of AZO and GaN bands is investigated using synchrotron radiation based cross-sectional scanning photoelectron microscopy and spectroscopy on the nonpolar side-facet of a vertically c-axis aligned heterostructure. It shows type-II band configuration with valence band offset of 1.63 {+-} 0.1 eV and conduction band offset of 1.61 {+-} 0.1 eV, respectively. Rectification behavior is clearly observed, with a ratio of forward-to-reverse current up to six orders of magnitude when the bias is applied across the p-n junction.

Lee, Kai-Hsuan; Chen, Chia-Hao [Nano Science Group, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsin-Ann Rd. 101, 30076 Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)] [Nano Science Group, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsin-Ann Rd. 101, 30076 Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Chang, Ping-Chuan [Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, Kun Shan University, Dawan Rd. 949, 71003 Tainan, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, Kun Shan University, Dawan Rd. 949, 71003 Tainan, Taiwan (China); Chen, Tse-Pu; Chang, Sheng-Po; Chang, Shoou-Jinn [Institute of Microelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering, Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, University Rd. 1, 70101 Tainan, Taiwan (China)] [Institute of Microelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering, Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, University Rd. 1, 70101 Tainan, Taiwan (China); Shiu, Hung-Wei; Chang, Lo-Yueh [Nano Science Group, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsin-Ann Rd. 101, 30076 Hsinchu, Taiwan (China) [Nano Science Group, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsin-Ann Rd. 101, 30076 Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Kuang-Fu Rd. 101, 30013 Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The implementation of a 3D characteristics solver for the generation of incremental cross sections for reactivity devices in a CANDU reactor  

SciTech Connect

We are presenting issues related to the generation of consistent incremental cross sections for the reactivity devices in a CANDU reactor. Such calculations involve the solution of the neutron transport equation over complex 3D geometries representing a single vertical reactivity device inserted mid-way between two horizontal fuel channels. The DRAGON lattice code has recently been upgraded and can handle the exact geometry of such configurations for trajectory-based transport solvers. Within this framework, the detailed representation of the reactivity devices implies an increase in the number of regions when the strongly absorbing regions and fuel clusters are described without cylinderization. In this paper, a solution based on the characteristics method is compared with the standard procedure, based on the collision probabilities method. The coherence of both solvers is highlighted and a comparison of their computational costs is presented. (authors)

Le Tellier, R.; Hebert, A.; Marleau, G. [Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, C.P. 6079 suce. Centre-Ville, Montreal, Que. H3C 3A7 (Canada)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

The analysis of cross-sections of proton and deuteron induced reactions on tin isotopes at the beam energy of 3.65 GeV/nucleon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the given paper the total inelastic cross-sections of the reactions of protons and deuterons on nuclear targets of enriched tin isotopes were compared. The factorization of cross-sections of reactions was discussed. Furthermore, the comparison of theoretical estimations on total inelastic cross-sections with corresponding experimental ones was made.

A. R. Balabekyan; N. A. Demekhina; V. M. Zhamkochyan; G. S. Karapetyan

2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

215

Estimating Three-Dimensional Cloudy Radiative Transfer Effects from Time-Height Cross Sections  

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Estimating Three-Dimensional Cloudy Radiative Transfer Estimating Three-Dimensional Cloudy Radiative Transfer Effects from Time-Height Cross Sections C. Hannay and R. Pincus National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Diagnostics Center Boulder, Colorado K. F. Evans Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Introduction Clouds in the atmosphere are finite in extent and variable in every direction and in time. Long data sets from ground-based profilers, such as lidars or cloud radars, could provide a very valuable set of observations to characterize this variability. We may ask how well such profiling instruments can represent the cloud structure as measured by the magnitude of the three-dimensional (3D) radiative transfer effect. The 3D radiative transfer effect is the difference between the domain average broadband solar surface

216

The role of integral experiments and nuclear cross section evaluations in space nuclear reactor design  

SciTech Connect

The importance of the nuclear and neutronic properties of candidate space reactor materials to the design process has been acknowledged as has been the use of benchmark reactor physics experiments to verify and qualify analytical tools used in design, safety, and performance evaluation. Since June 1966, the Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) has acted as an interagency forum for the assessment and evaluation of nuclear reaction data used in the nuclear design process. CSEWG data testing has involved the specification and calculation of benchmark experiments which are used widely for commercial reactor design and safety analysis. These benchmark experiments preceded the issuance oflthe industry standards for acceptance, but the benchmarks exceed the minimum acceptance criteria for such data. Thus, a starting place has been provided in assuring the accuracy and uncertainty of nuclear data important to space reactor applications. (FI)

Moses, D.L.; McKnight, R.D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Double ionization of helium by bare ions: Theoretical study of the fully differential cross sections  

SciTech Connect

This work presents a theoretical study of fully differential cross sections (FDCSs) for the double ionization of an He target by ion impact within a distorted wave model. The initial atomic system is described by two approximated wave functions of different accuracy proposed by Bonham and Kohl. For the final channel several models are considered based upon improvements and simplifications of the well-known three-body Coulomb (3C) model. The influence of the receding projectile on the resulting fragments is also studied by implementing a model with effective charges that depend on the momenta of the four particles. The FDCSs resulting for different electron energy sharing are discussed. The sensitivity of the FDCSs to the projectile charge sign and magnitude is explored over the energy range 700 keV/amu through 6 MeV/amu.

Lopez, S. D.; Garibotti, C. R. [Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas and Centro Atomico Bariloche, Avenida Bustillo 9400, 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina); Otranto, S. [Instituto de Fisica del Sur and Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional del Sur, 8000 Bahia Blanca (Argentina)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

218

Single and Triple Differential Cross Sections for DoublePhotoionization of H-  

SciTech Connect

The hydride anion H- would not be bound in the absence ofelectron correlation. Electron correlation drives the doublephotoionization process and, thus should impact double photoionizationresults most strongly for H-. We present fully differential crosssections for the three-body breakup of H- by single photon absorption.The absolute triple-differential and single-differential cross sectionswere yielded by ab initio calculations making use of exterior complexscaling within a discrete variable representation partialwave basis.Results calculated at photon energies of 18eV and 30eV are compared withreported cross sections for helium calculated at 20eV above the doubleionization threshold. These comparisons show a clear signature of initialstate correlation that differentiate the He and H- cases.

Yip, Frank L.; Horner, Daniel A.; McCurdy, C. William; Rescigno,Thomas N.

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

219

The Cross Section of 3He(3He,2p)4He measured at Solar Energies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on the results of the \\hethet\\ experiment at the underground accelerator facility LUNA (Gran Sasso). For the first time the lowest projectile energies utilized for the cross section measurement correspond to energies below the center of the solar Gamow peak ($E_{\\rm 0}$=22 keV). The data provide no evidence for the existence of a hypothetical resonance in the energy range investigated. Although no extrapolation is needed anymore (except for energies at the low-energy tail of the Gamow peak), the data must be corrected for the effects of electron screening, clearly observed the first time for the \\hethet\\ reaction. The effects are however larger than expected and not understood, leading presently to the largest uncertainty on the quoted $S_{\\rm b}(E_{\\rm 0})$ value for bare nuclides (=5.40 MeV b).

The LUNA Collaboration; M. Junker; A. D'Alessandro; S. Zavatarelli; C. Arpesella; E. Bellotti; C. Broggini; P. Corvisiero; G. Fiorentini; A. Fubini; G. Gervino; U. Greife; C. Gustavino; J. Lambert; P. Prati; W. S. Rodney; C. Rolfs; F. Strieder; H. P. Trautvetter; D. Zahnow

1997-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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B-Spline Surface Approximation to Cross-Sections Using Distance Maps  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

this paper, we present a method of surface approximation to cross-sections with multiple branching problems. In this method, we first decompose each multiple branching problem into a set of single branching problems by providing a set of intermediate contours using distance maps. For each single branching region, a procedure then performs the skinning of contour curves represented by cubic B-spline curves on a common knot vector, each of which is fitted to its contour points within a given accuracy. In order to acquire a more compact representation for the surface, the method includes an algorithm for reducing the number of knots in the common knot vector. The approximation surface to the crosssections is represented by a set of bicubic B-spline surfaces. This method provides a smooth surface model, yet realises efficient data reduction.

J. Jeong; K. Kim; H. Park; H. Cho; M. Jung

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revised methods for few-group cross sections generation in the Serpent Monte Carlo code  

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This paper presents new calculation methods, recently implemented in the Serpent Monte Carlo code, and related to the production of homogenized few-group constants for deterministic 3D core analysis. The new methods fall under three topics: 1) Improved treatment of neutron-multiplying scattering reactions, 2) Group constant generation in reflectors and other non-fissile regions and 3) Homogenization in leakage-corrected criticality spectrum. The methodology is demonstrated by a numerical example, comparing a deterministic nodal diffusion calculation using Serpent-generated cross sections to a reference full-core Monte Carlo simulation. It is concluded that the new methodology improves the results of the deterministic calculation, and paves the way for Monte Carlo based group constant generation. (authors)

Fridman, E. [Reactor Safety Div., Helmholz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, POB 51 01 19, Dresden, 01314 (Germany); Leppaenen, J. [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, POB 1000, FI-02044 VTT (Finland)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Measurement of the Z/Gamma* (--> e+e-) + >=n Jet Production Cross Sections  

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A study of events with Z={gamma}* bosons and hadronic jets produced at the Tevatron in p{bar p} collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV is presented. The data consist of approximately 14,000 Z/{gamma}* {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -} decay candidates from 343 pb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected with the D0 detector. Cross sections and jet production properties have been measured for Z/{gamma}* + {ge} 0 to 5 jet events. This measurement represents a significant improvement over previous measurements at the Tevatron, and it is the first at this center of mass energy with the D0 detector. The results are in good agreement with QCD predictions.

Buehler, Marc; /Illinois U., Chicago

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Cross sections from proton irradiation of thorium at 800 MeV  

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Nuclear formation cross sections are reported for 65 nuclides produced from 800-MeV proton irradiation of thorium foils. These data are useful as benchmarks for computational predictions in the ongoing process of theoretical code development and also to the design of spallation-based radioisotope production currently being considered for multiple radiotherapeutic pharmaceutical agents. Measured data are compared with the predictions of three MCNP6 event generators and used to evaluate the potential for 800-MeV productions of radioisotopes of interest for medical radiotherapy. In only a few instances code predictions are discrepant from measured values by more than a factor of two, demonstrating satisfactory predictive power across a large mass range. Similarly, agreement between measurements presented here and those previously reported is good, lending credibility to predictions of target yields and radioimpurities for high-energy accelerator-produced radionuclides.

Jonathan W. Engle; Stepan G. Mashnik; John W. Weidner; Laura E. Wolfsberg; Michael E. Fassbender; Kevin Jackman; Aaron Couture; Leo J. Bitteker; John L. Ullmann; Mark S. Gulley; Chandra Pillai; Kevin D. John; Eva R. Birnbaum; Francois M. Nortier

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

224

Absolute angle-differential vibrational excitation cross sections for electron collisions with diacetylene  

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Absolute vibrational excitation cross sections were measured for diacetylene (1,3-butadiyne). The selectivity of vibrational excitation reveals detailed information about the shape resonances. Excitation of the C{identical_to}C stretch and of double quanta of the C-H bend vibrations reveals a {sup 2}{Pi}{sub u} resonance at 1 eV (autodetachment width {approx}30 meV) and a {sup 2}{Pi}{sub g} resonance at 6.2 eV (autodetachment width 1-2 eV). There is a strong preference for excitation of even quanta of the bending vibration. Excitation of the C-H stretch vibration reveals {sigma}* resonances at 4.3, 6.8, and 9.8 eV, with autodetachment widths of {approx}2 eV. Detailed information about resonances permits conclusions about the mechanism of the dissociative electron attachment.

Allan, M.; May, O.; Fedor, J.; Ibanescu, B. C.; Andric, L. [Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musee 9, CH-1700 Fribourg (Switzerland); UPMC, Universite Paris 06, LCPMR, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France) and CNRS, LCPMR (UMR 7614), 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

225

High-Quality Cross-Sectioning Method: Examples of Applications in Optimizing Solar Cell Contact Firing  

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A damage-free polishing method is developed to prepare a high-quality cross-section of a large length of a solar cell. A 1-inch-long sample is diced from the solar cell and embedded in wax using a specially designed chuck. The sample edge is sequentially polished by progressively reducing the grit sizes. The final polishing is done by Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP). This polishing procedure produces a highly flat edge, with excellent interfaces between metal contacts and the Si cell. The planarity of the wafer edge makes it possible to perform a variety of analyses of various regions and the interfaces of the cell, using optical microscopy, EDX, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and conductive AFM (C-AFM). Here, we will discuss some details of the chuck and the polishing procedure, and present some applications for optimizing the contact firing process. This method has an added advantage of delineating the back surface field for optical observation.

Sopori, B.; Sahoo, S.; Mehta, V.; Guhabiswas, D.; Spiller, S.; Moutinho, H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

A 218 neutron group master cross section library for criticality safety studies  

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The AMPX system was used to generate a P$sub 3$ 218 neutron group master cross-section library from ENDF/B-IV data for the fuel, structural, and neutron- absorbing materials tabulated. The library is the data base for the generation of broad-group cross sections for shipping cask calculations and other criticality safety analyses using codes such as KENO and ANISN. Selection of the fine-group energy structure for the 3-eV to 20-MeV energy range included consideration of the resonance structure of prominent nuclei, the thresholds of important reactions, and the fission spectra. For 10$sup -5$ less than or equal to E/sub n/ less than 3 eV, 78 closely spaced thermal groups were chosen to examine the effects of low-energy resonances and thermal-neutron upscatter. Distribution of the 218 groups within the Hansen-Roach 16-group boundaries is shown. Adequacy of the group structure and validity of selected data sets from the library were tested by P$sub 3$S$sub 8$ XSDRNPM calculations of k-eff for two benchmark critical experiments; first, the 4.9 percent-enriched UO$sub 2$F$sub 2$- H$sub 2$O solution critical sphere experiment of Johnson and Cronin was analyzed, and, second, the 93.2 percent-enriched UO$sub 2$F$sub 2$-H$sub 2$O solution critical sphere experiment of Fox was analyzed. (auth)

Ford, W.E. III; Westfall, R.M.; Webster, C.C.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

COMBINE7.1 - A Portable ENDF/B-VII.0 Based Neutron Spectrum and Cross-Section Generation Program  

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COMBINE7.1 is a FORTRAN 90 computer code that generates multigroup neutron constants for use in the deterministic diffusion and transport theory neutronics analysis. The cross-section database used by COMBINE7.1 is derived from the Evaluated Nuclear Data Files (ENDF/B-VII.0). The neutron energy range covered is from 20 MeV to 1.0E-5 eV. The Los Alamos National Laboratory NJOY code is used as the processing code to generate a 167 fine-group cross-section library in MATXS format for Bondarenko self-shielding treatment. Resolved resonance parameters are extracted from ENDF/B-VII.0 File 2 for a separate library to be used in an alternate Nordheim self-shielding treatment in the resolved resonance energy range. The equations solved for energy dependent neutron spectrum in the 167 fine-group structure are the B-3 or B-1 approximations to the transport equation. The fine group cross sections needed for the spectrum calculation are first prepared by Bondarenko self-shielding interpolation in terms of background cross section and temperature. The geometric lump effect, when present, is accounted for by augmenting the background cross section. Nordheim self-shielded fine group cross sections for a material having resolved resonance parameters overwrite correspondingly the existing self-shielded fine group cross sections when this option is used. The fine group cross sections in the thermal energy range are replaced by those self-shielded with the Amouyal/Benoist/Horowitz method in the three region geometry when this option is requested. COMBINE7.1 coalesces fine group cross sections into broad group macroscopic and microscopic constants. The coalescing is performed by utilizing fine-group fluxes and/or currents obtained by spectrum calculation as the weighting functions. The multigroup constant may be output in any of several standard formats including ANISN 14** free format, CCCC ISOTXS format, and AMPX working library format. ANISN-PC, a one-dimensional, discrete-ordinate transport code, is incoprated into COMBINE7.1. As an option, the 167 fine-group constants generated by COMBINE portion in the program can be used to cacluate regionwise spectra in the ANISN portion, all internally to reflect the one-dimensional transport correction. Results for the criticality validation calculations are included as a part of verification and validation.

Woo Y. Yoon; David W. Nigg

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

COMBINE7.0 - A Portable ENDF/B-VII.0 Based Neutron Spectrum and Cross-Section Generation Program  

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COMBINE7.0 is a FORTRAN 90 computer code that generates multigroup neutron constants for use in the deterministic diffusion and transport theory neutronics analysis. The cross-section database used by COMBINE7.0 is derived from the Evaluated Nuclear Data Files (ENDF/B-VII.0). The neutron energy range covered is from 20 MeV to 1.0E-5 eV. The Los Alamos National Laboratory NJOY code is used as the processing code to generate a 167 finegroup cross-section library in MATXS format for Bondarenko self-shielding treatment. Resolved resonance parameters are extracted from ENDF/B-VII.0 File 2 for a separate library to be used in an alternate Nordheim self-shielding treatment in the resolved resonance energy range. The equations solved for energy dependent neutron spectrum in the 167 fine-group structure are the B-3 or B-1 approximations to the transport equation. The fine group cross sections needed for the spectrum calculation are first prepared by Bondarenko selfshielding interpolation in terms of background cross section and temperature. The geometric lump effect, when present, is accounted for by augmenting the background cross section. Nordheim self-shielded fine group cross sections for a material having resolved resonance parameters overwrite correspondingly the existing self-shielded fine group cross sections when this option is used. The fine group cross sections in the thermal energy range are replaced by those selfshielded with the Amouyal/Benoist/Horowitz method in the three region geometry when this option is requested. COMBINE7.0 coalesces fine group cross sections into broad group macroscopic and microscopic constants. The coalescing is performed by utilizing fine-group fluxes and/or currents obtained by spectrum calculation as the weighting functions. The multigroup constant may be output in any of several standard formats including ANISN 14** free format, CCCC ISOTXS format, and AMPX working library format. ANISN-PC, a onedimensional, discrete-ordinate transport code, is incoprated into COMBINE7.0. As an option, the 167 fine-group constants generated by COMBINE portion in the program can be used to cacluate regionwise spectra in the ANISN portion, all internally to reflect the one-dimensional transport correction. Results for the criticality validation calculations are included as a part of verification and validation.

Woo Y. Yoon; David W. Nigg

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Using MiniBooNE neutral current elastic cross section results to constrain 3+1 sterile neutrino models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The MiniBooNE Neutral Current Elastic (NCEL) cross section results are used to extract limits in the $\\Delta m^{2}-\\sin^{2}\\vartheta_{\\mu s}$ plane for a 3+1 sterile neutrino model with a mass splitting $0.1 \\leq \\Delta m^{2} \\leq 10.0$ eV$^{2}$. GENIE is used with a cross section model close to the one employed by MiniBooNE to make event rate predictions using simulations on the MiniBooNE target material CH$_{2}$. The axial mass is a free parameter in all fits. Sterile modifications to the flux and changes to the cross section in the simulation relate the two and allow limits to be set on sterile neutrino mixing using cross section results. The large axial mass problem makes it necessary for experiments to perform their own axial mass fits, but a prior fit to the same dataset could mask a sterile oscillation signal. Results are given with and without a penalty term on the axial mass from a prior fit. We find that a simultaneous fit to the axial mass and the sterile neutrino parameters favours very high axial mass values. The general problems that the current uncertainty on charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE) cross sections at MiniBooNE energies pose for sterile neutrino measurements are discussed.

Callum Wilkinson; Susan Cartwright; Lee Thompson

2013-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

230

Workshop on electronic and ionic collision cross sections needed in the modeling of radiation interactions with matter: proceedings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The term modeling in the Workship title refers to the mathematical analysis of the consequences of many collision processes for characterizing the physical stage of radiation actions. It requires as input some knowledge of collision cross sections. Traditionally, work on cross sections and work on the modeling are conducted by separate groups of scientists. It was the purpose of the Workshop to bring these two groups together in a forum that would promote effective communication. Cross-section workers described the status of their work and told what data were available or trustworthy. Modeling workers told what kind of data were needed or were most important. Twenty-two items from the workshop were prepared separately for the data base.

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1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherence effects in heavy ion-atom collisions. [Total cross sections, F waves, charge capture, ionization, interference, scattering amplitudes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A new approach to charge capture and ionization by highly stripped projectiles is described and shown to explain cross section systematics through the periodic table. Oscillations in cross section with respect to charge state observed around atomic number 70 are explained as an f-wave resonance in the target electron-projectile scattering. The ratio of H/sub 2/ to H cross sections for both light and heavy projectiles is shown to fit a two center coherent scattering model; independent scattering by the two centers is not a good assumption for velocities below 4 a.u. Similar coherence effects are predicted in stripping by molecular gases even in multi-electron processes where the independent atom model might be thought valid. Recent experiments on the forward peak of electrons ejected from the projectile show interesting structure which can be partly explained without invoking interference effects. 7 references.

Bottcher, C.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Updated Users' Guide for RSAP -- A Code for Display and Manipulation of Neutron Cross Section Data and SAMMY Fit Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

RSAP [1] is a computer code for display and manipulation of neutron cross section data and selected SAMMY output. SAMMY [2] is a multilevel R-matrix code for fitting neutron time-of-flight cross-section data using Bayes' method. This users' guide provides documentation for the recently updated RSAP code (version 6). The code has been ported to the Linux platform, and several new features have been added, including the capability to read cross section data from ASCII pointwise ENDF files as well as double-precision PLT output from SAMMY. A number of bugs have been found and corrected, and the input formats have been improved. Input items are parsed so that items may be separated by spaces or commas.

Sayer, R.O.

2003-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

233

The recent absolute total np and pp cross section determinations: quality of data description and prediction of experimental observables  

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The absolute total cross sections for np and pp scattering below 1000 MeV are determined based on partial-wave analyses (PWAs) of nucleon-nucleon scattering data. These cross sections are compared with the most recent ENDF/B-VII.0 and JENDL-3.3 data files, and the Nijmegen PWA. Systematic deviations from the ENDF/B-VII.0 and JENDL-3.3 evaluations are found to exist in the low-energy region. Comparison of the np evaluation with the result of most recent np total and differential cross section measurements will be discussed. Results of those measurements were not used in the evaluation database. A comparison was done to check a quality of evaluation and its capabilities to predict experimental observables. Excellent agreement was found between the new experimental data and our PWA predictions.

Laptev, Alexander B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Haight, Robert C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Arndt, Richard A [GWU; Briscoe, William J [GWU; Paris, Mark W [GWU; Strakovsky, Igor I [GWU; Workman, Ron L [GWU

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Vibrational state-resolved differential cross sections for the D + H sub 2 yields DH + H reaction  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this thesis, crossed-molecular-beams studies of the reaction D + H{sub 2} {yields} DH + H at collision energies of 0.53 and 1.01 eV are reported. Chapter 1 provides a survey of important experimental and theoretical studies on the dynamics of the hydrogen exchange reaction. Chapter 2 discusses the development of the excimer-laser photolysis D atom beam source that was used in these studies and preliminary experiments on the D + H{sub 2} reaction. In Chapter 3, the differential cross section measurements are presented and compared to recent theoretical predictions. The measured differential cross sections for rotationally excited DH products showed significant deviations from recent quantum scattering calculations, in the first detailed comparison of experimental and theoretical differential cross sections. These results indicate that further work on the H{sub 3} potential energy surface, particularly the bending potential, is in order.

Continetti, R.E.

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Experimental Cross Sections for Reactions of Heavy Ions and 208Pb, 209Bi, 238U, and 248Cm Targets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The study of the reactions between heavy ions and {sup 208}Pb, {sup 209}Bi, {sup 238}U, and {sup 248} Cm targets was performed to look at the differences between the cross sections of hot and cold fusion reactions. Experimental cross sections were compared with predictions from statistical computer codes to evaluate the effectiveness of the computer code in predicting production cross sections. Hot fusion reactions were studied with the MG system, catcher foil techniques and the Berkeley Gas-filled Separator (BGS). 3n- and 4n-exit channel production cross sections were obtained for the {sup 238}U({sup 18}O,xn){sup 256-x}Fm, {sup 238}U({sup 22}Ne,xn){sup 260-x}No, and {sup 248}Cm({sup 15}N,xn){sup 263-x}Lr reactions and are similar to previous experimental results. The experimental cross sections were accurately modeled by the predictions of the HIVAP code using the Reisdorf and Schaedel parameters and are consistent with the existing systematics of 4n exit channel reaction products. Cold fusion reactions were examined using the BGS. The {sup 208}Pb({sup 48}Ca,xn){sup 256-x}No, {sup 208}Pb({sup 50}Ti,xn){sup 258-x}Rf, {sup 208}Pb({sup 51}V,xn){sup 259-x}Db, {sup 209}Bi({sup 50}Ti,xn){sup 259-x}Db, and {sup 209}Bi({sup 51}V,xn){sup 260-x}Sg reactions were studied. The experimental production cross sections are in agreement with the results observed in previous experiments. It was necessary to slightly alter the Reisdorf and Schaedel parameters for use in the HIVAP code in order to more accurately model the experimental data. The cold fusion experimental results are in agreement with current 1n- and 2n-exit channel systematics.

Patin, Joshua B.

2002-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

236

Direct measurement of the 15N(p,gamma)16O total cross section at novae energies  

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The 15N(p,gamma)16O reaction controls the passage of nucleosynthetic material from the first to the second carbon-nitrogen-oxygen (CNO) cycle. A direct measurement of the total 15N(p,gamma)16O cross section at energies corresponding to hydrogen burning in novae is presented here. Data have been taken at 90-230 keV center-of-mass energy using a windowless gas target filled with nitrogen of natural isotopic composition and a bismuth germanate summing detector. The cross section is found to be a factor two lower than previously believed.

D Bemmerer; A Caciolli; R Bonetti; C Broggini; F Confortola; P Corvisiero; H Costantini; Z Elekes; A Formicola; Zs Fulop; G Gervino; A Guglielmetti; C Gustavino; Gy Gyurky; M Junker; B Limata; M Marta; R Menegazzo; P Prati; V Roca; C Rolfs; C Rossi Alvarez; E Somorjai; O Straniero

2009-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

237

How to determine experimentally the K+ nucleus potential and the K+ N rescattering cross section in a hadronic environment?  

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Comparing K+ spectra at low transverse momenta for different symmetric collision systems at beam energies around 1 AGeV allows for a direct determination of both the strength of the K+ nucleus potential as well as of the K+N rescattering cross section in a hadronic environment. Other little known or unknown quantities which enter the K+ dynamics, like the production cross sections of K+ mesons or the hadronic equation of state, do not spoil this signal as they cancel by using ratios of spectra. This procedure is based on transport model calculations using the Isospin Quantum Molecular Dynamics (IQMD) model which describes the available data quantitatively.

C. Hartnack; A. Sood; H. Oeschler; J. Aichelin

2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

238

K$sup -$p and anti pp charge exchange cross sections below 1.1 GeV/c  

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The cross sections are measured for K$sup -$p $Yields$ anti K$sup 0$n at 520 to 1060 MeV/c and for anti pp $Yields$ anti nn from 270 to 960 MeV/c with a typical point-to-point precision of about 1 percent. The cross sections in preliminary form are shown and discussed. It is suggested that the spin of the $Sigma$(1590) must be at least $sup 2$/$sub 3$ and that of a possible resonance at the bump at 475 MeV/c must be at least 4. (JFP)

Alston-Garnjost, M.; Kenney, R.; Pollard, D.; Ross, R.; Tripp, R.; Nicholson, H.; Ferro-Luzzi, M.

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Topological cross sections and multiplicity moments for $pi$$sup -$p interactions at 250 GeV/c  

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The data are from a 46,000 picture exposure of the 15-foot hydrogen bubble chamber at Fermilab to a 250-GeV/c $pi$$sup -$run. An inelastic cross section of 21.1 +- 0.6 mb was obtained. Topological cross sections and multiplicity moments are presented and compared with results at lower energies. The energy dependence of the mean charged multiplicity, (n), and the second moment, f$sub 2$, are well fit by a polynomial in log's for $pi$$sup -$p experiment from 10 to 250 GeV/c. (auth)

Hagopian, S.; Albright, J.R.; Hays, P.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Enhancement of the neutral-beam stopping cross section in fusion plasmas due to multistep collision processes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Multistep processes involving excited atomic states are found to produce a substantial increase in the stopping cross section for a neutral hydrogen beam injected into a plasma, and thus to reduce the beam penetration. For typical plasma and beam parameters of current large tokamak experiments, the stopping cross-sectional enhancement is found to vary from 25% to 50% depending on the beam energy, plasma density, and impurity level. For neutral hydrogen beams with energies greater than or equal to 500 keV, envisioned in tokamak amd mirror reactor designs, the enhancement can be as large as 80 to 90%.

Boley, C.D.; Janev, R.K.; Post, D.E.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of the neutral-beam stopping cross section in fusion plasmas due to multistep collision processes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Multistep processes involving excited atomic states are found to produce a substantial increase in the stopping cross section for a neutral hydrogen beam injected into a plasma, and thus to reduce the beam penetration. For typical plasma and beam parameters of current large tokamak experiments, the stopping-cross-sectional enhancement is found to vary from 25% to 50%, depending on the beam energy, plasma density, and impurity level. For neutral hydrogen beams with energies > or approx. =500 keV, envisioned in tokamak and mirror reactor designs, the enhancement can be as large as 80%--90%.

Boley, C.D.; Janev, R.K.; Post, D.E.

1984-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

242

Complete calculation of evaluated Maxwellian-averaged cross sections and their uncertainties for s-process nucleosynthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Present contribution represents a significant improvement of our previous calculation of Maxwellian-averaged cross sections and astrophysical reaction rates. Addition of newly-evaluated neutron reaction libraries, such as ROSFOND and Low-Fidelity Covariance Project, and improvements in data processing techniques allowed us to extend it for entire range of sprocess nuclei, calculate Maxwellian-averaged cross section uncertainties for the first time, and provide additional insights on all currently available neutron-induced reaction data. Nuclear reaction calculations using ENDF libraries and current Java technologies will be discussed and new results will be presented.

Pritychenko, B.

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

243

Reference Prices and Costs in the Cross-Section: Evidence from Chile  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper studies nominal rigidities using a novel scanner data set consisting of weekly prices, costs and quantities sold for a cross-section of retailers in Chile. Nominal rigidities are found to take the form of reference price inertia. While posted prices change every 5 weeks (on average), reference prices change every two quarters (29 weeks), on average. Frequencies of reference price adjustment are found to be systematically related to cost volatility and expenditure shares. In addition, the probability of a reference price adjustment is increasing in the markup gap. While frequencies of reference price adjustment vary systematically across chains, markups vary within narrow bounds and pass-through coe cients conditional on a reference price change are high (on the order of 0.86-0.93) suggesting that movements in reference prices are closely related to movements in prices at the previous stage of the distribution chain. Synchronization of price changes across stores appears to be particularly strong across stores belonging to a given chain. Evidence on within-stores and categories synchronization is consistent with a price adjustment technology featuring economies of scope.

Andres Elberg

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

The improvement of the method of equivalent cross section in HTR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Method of Equivalence Cross-Sections (MECS) is a combined transport-diffusion method. By appropriately adjusting the diffusion coefficient of homogenized absorber region, the diffusion theory could yield satisfactory results for the full core model with strong neutron absorber material, for example the control rod in High temperature gas cooled reactor (HTR). Original implementation of MECS based on 1-D cell transport model has some limitation on accuracy and applicability, a new implementation of MECS based on 2-D transport model are proposed and tested in this paper. This improvement can extend the MECS to the calculation of twin small absorber ball system which have a non-circular boring in graphite reflector and different radial position. A least-square algorithm for the calculation of equivalent diffusion coefficient is adopted, and special treatment for diffusion coefficient for higher energy group is proposed in the case that absorber is absent. Numerical results to adopt MECS into control rod calculation in HTR are encouraging. However, there are some problems left. (authors)

Guo, J.; Li, F. [Inst. of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing 100084 (China)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer enhancement in a tube with equilateral triangle cross sectioned coiled wire inserts  

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The heat transfer and pressure drop were experimentally investigated in a coiled wire inserted tube in turbulent flow regime. The coiled wire has equilateral triangular cross section and was inserted separately from the tube wall. The experiments were carried out with three different pitch ratios (P/D = 1, 2 and 3) and two different ratio of equilateral triangle length side to tube diameter (a/D = 0.0714 and 0.0892) at a distance (s) of 1 mm from the tube wall in the range of Reynolds number from 3500 to 27,000. Uniform heat flux was applied to the external surface of the tube and air was selected as fluid. The experimental results obtained from a smooth tube were compared with those from the studies in literature for validation of experimental set-up. The use of coiled wire inserts leads to a considerable increase in heat transfer and pressure drop over the smooth tube. The Nusselt number rises with the increase of Reynolds number and wire thickness and the decrease of pitch ratio. The highest overall enhancement efficiency of 36.5% is achieved for the wire with a/D = 0.0892 and P/D = 1 at Reynolds number of 3858. Consequently, the experimental results reveal that the best operating regime of all coiled wire inserts is detected at low Reynolds number, leading to more compact heat exchanger. (author)

Gunes, Sibel; Ozceyhan, Veysel [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Erciyes University, Kayseri 38039 (Turkey); Buyukalaca, Orhan [Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Osmaniye 80000 (Turkey)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PHOTOELECTRIC CROSS-SECTIONS OF GAS AND DUST IN PROTOPLANETARY DISKS  

SciTech Connect

We provide simple polynomial fits to the X-ray photoelectric cross-sections (0.03 keV < E < 10 keV) for mixtures of gas and dust found in protoplanetary disks. Using the solar elemental abundances of Asplund et al., we treat the gas and dust components separately, facilitating the further exploration of evolutionary processes such as grain settling and gain growth. We find that blanketing due to advanced grain growth (a{sub max} > 1 {mu}m) can reduce the X-ray opacity of dust appreciably at E{sub X} {approx} 1 keV, coincident with the peak of typical T Tauri X-ray spectra. However, the reduction of dust opacity by dust settling, which is known to occur in protoplanetary disks, is probably a more significant effect. The absorption of 1-10 keV X-rays is dominated by gas opacity once the dust abundance has been reduced to about 1% of its diffuse interstellar value. The gas disk establishes a floor to the opacity at which point X-ray transport becomes insensitive to further dust evolution. Our choice of fitting function follows that of Morrison and McCammon, providing a degree of backward compatibility.

Bethell, T. J.; Bergin, Edwin A., E-mail: tbethell@umich.edu [Astronomy Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

247

Towards rotationally state-resolved differential cross sections for the hydrogen exchange reaction  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The hydrogen exchange reaction H + H[sub 2] [yields] H[sub 2] + H (and its isotopic variants) plays a pivotal role in chemical reaction dynamics. It is the only chemical reaction for which fully converged quantum scattering calculations have been carried out using a potential energy surface which is considered to be chemically accurate. To improve our ability to test the theory, a 'perfect experiment', measuring differential cross sections with complete specification of the reactant and product states, is called for. In this thesis, the design of an experiment is described that aims at achieving this goal for the D + H[sub 2] reaction. A crossed molecular beam arrangement is used, in which a photolytic D atom beam is crossed by a pulsed beam of H[sub 2] molecules. DH molecules formed in the D + H[sub 2] reaction are state-specifically ionized using Doppler-free (2+1) Resonance-Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization (REMPI) and detected using a Position-sensitive microchannel plate detector. This detection technique has an unprecedented single shot detection sensitivity of 6.8 10[sup 3] molecules/cc. This thesis does not contain experimental results for the D + H[sub 2] reaction yet, but progress that has been made towards achieving this goal is reported. In addition, results are reported for a study of the Rydberg spectroscopy of the water molecule.

Vrakking, M.J.J.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Towards rotationally state-resolved differential cross sections for the hydrogen exchange reaction  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The hydrogen exchange reaction H + H{sub 2} {yields} H{sub 2} + H (and its isotopic variants) plays a pivotal role in chemical reaction dynamics. It is the only chemical reaction for which fully converged quantum scattering calculations have been carried out using a potential energy surface which is considered to be chemically accurate. To improve our ability to test the theory, a `perfect experiment`, measuring differential cross sections with complete specification of the reactant and product states, is called for. In this thesis, the design of an experiment is described that aims at achieving this goal for the D + H{sub 2} reaction. A crossed molecular beam arrangement is used, in which a photolytic D atom beam is crossed by a pulsed beam of H{sub 2} molecules. DH molecules formed in the D + H{sub 2} reaction are state-specifically ionized using Doppler-free (2+1) Resonance-Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization (REMPI) and detected using a Position-sensitive microchannel plate detector. This detection technique has an unprecedented single shot detection sensitivity of 6.8 10{sup 3} molecules/cc. This thesis does not contain experimental results for the D + H{sub 2} reaction yet, but progress that has been made towards achieving this goal is reported. In addition, results are reported for a study of the Rydberg spectroscopy of the water molecule.

Vrakking, M.J.J.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

LWR First Recycle of TRU with Thorium Oxide for Transmutation and Cross Sections  

SciTech Connect

Thorium has been considered as an option to uranium-based fuel, based on considerations of resource utilization (thorium is approximately three times more plentiful than uranium) and as a result of concerns about proliferation and waste management (e.g. reduced production of plutonium, etc.). Since the average composition of natural Thorium is dominated (100%) by the fertile isotope Th-232, Thorium is only useful as a resource for breeding new fissile materials, in this case U-233. Consequently a certain amount of fissile material must be present at the start-up of the reactor in order to guarantee its operation. The thorium fuel can be used in both once-through and recycle options, and in both fast and thermal spectrum systems. The present study has been aimed by the necessity of investigating the option of using reprocessed plutonium/TRU, from a once-through reference LEU scenario (50 GWd/ tIHM), mixed with natural thorium and the need of collect data (mass fractions, cross-sections etc.) for this particular fuel cycle scenario. As previously pointed out, the fissile plutonium is needed to guarantee the operation of the reactor. Four different scenarios have been considered: Thorium recycled Plutonium; Thorium recycled Plutonium/Neptunium; Thorium recycled Plutonium/Neptunium/Americium; Thorium recycled Transuranic. The calculations have been performed with SCALE6.1-TRITON.

Andrea Alfonsi; Gilles Youinou; Sonat Sen

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

LWR First Recycle of TRU with Thorium Oxide for Transmutation and Cross Sections  

SciTech Connect

Thorium has been considered as an option to uranium-based fuel, based on considerations of resource utilization (thorium is approximately three times more plentiful than uranium) and as a result of concerns about proliferation and waste management (e.g. reduced production of plutonium, etc.). Since the average composition of natural Thorium is dominated (100%) by the fertile isotope Th-232, Thorium is only useful as a resource for breeding new fissile materials, in this case U-233. Consequently a certain amount of fissile material must be present at the start-up of the reactor in order to guarantee its operation. The thorium fuel can be used in both once-through and recycle options, and in both fast and thermal spectrum systems. The present study has been aimed by the necessity of investigating the option of using reprocessed plutonium/TRU, from a once-through reference LEU scenario (50 GWd/ tIHM), mixed with natural thorium and the need of collect data (mass fractions, cross-sections etc.) for this particular fuel cycle scenario. As previously pointed out, the fissile plutonium is needed to guarantee the operation of the reactor. Four different scenarios have been considered: Thorium recycled Plutonium; Thorium recycled Plutonium/Neptunium; Thorium recycled Plutonium/Neptunium/Americium; Thorium recycled Transuranic. The calculations have been performed with SCALE6.1-TRITON.

Andrea Alfonsi; Gilles Youinou

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Measurement of the 241Am (n, 2n) reaction cross section, by the activation method  

SciTech Connect

The measurement of the cross section of the reaction 241Am (n, 2n)240Am, has been performed, for the first time at neutron energies from 8.8, to 11.1MeV, by the activation method. The neutron beam was produced at the TANDEM accelerator of NCSR 'Demokritos', by the 2H (d,n)3 He reaction, using a deuterium gas target. During the 5-day long irradiation, the neutron beam fluctuations were monitored in 100 sec intervals by a BF3 counter connected with a multi-scaling unit. The radioactive target consisted of a 37GBq 241Am source enclosed in a Pb container. A natural Au foil, a 27Al foil and a 93Nb foil were used as reference materials for the neutron flux determination. After the end of the irradiation the activity induced at the target and the reference foils, was measured off-line by a 56 % HPGe detector.

Perdikakis, G. [Department of Physics, National Technical University of Athens (Greece); Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR ' Demokritos' , Athens (Greece); Papadopoulos, C. T.; Vlastou, R.; Kokkoris, M.; Patronis, N. [Department of Physics, National Technical University of Athens (Greece); Lagoyannis, A.; Spyrou, A.; Zarkadas, Ch.; Kalyva, G.; Kossionides, S. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR ' Demokritos' , Athens (Greece); Karamanis, D. [Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, University of Ioannina (Greece); Tsabaris, C. [Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, P.O. Box 712 Anavyssos (Greece)

2006-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

252

COMBINE7.1 - A Portable ENDF/B-VII.0 Based Neutron Spectrum and Cross-Section Generation Program  

SciTech Connect

COMBINE7.1 is a FORTRAN 90 computer code that generates multigroup neutron constants for use in the deterministic diffusion and transport theory neutronics analysis. The cross-section database used by COMBINE7.1 is derived from the Evaluated Nuclear Data Files (ENDF/B-VII.0). The neutron energy range covered is from 20 MeV to 1.0E-5 eV. The Los Alamos National Laboratory NJOY code is used as the processing code to generate a 167 fine-group cross-section library in MATXS format for Bondarenko self-shielding treatment. Resolved resonance parameters are extracted from ENDF/B-VII.0 File 2 for a separate library to be used in an alternate Nordheim self-shielding treatment in the resolved resonance energy range. The equations solved for energy dependent neutron spectrum in the 167 fine-group structure are the B3 or B1 zero-dimensional approximations to the transport equation. The fine group cross sections needed for the spectrum calculation are first prepared by Bondarenko self-shielding interpolation in terms of background cross section and temperature. The geometric lump effect, when present, is accounted for by augmenting the background cross section. Nordheim self-shielded fine group cross sections for a material having resolved resonance parameters overwrite correspondingly the existing self-shielded fine group cross sections when this option is used. COMBINE7.1 coalesces fine group cross sections into broad group macroscopic and microscopic constants. The coalescing is performed by utilizing fine-group fluxes and/or currents obtained by spectrum calculation as the weighting functions. The multigroup constants may be output in any of several standard formats including INL format, ANISN 14** free format, CCCC ISOTXS format, and AMPX working library format. ANISN-PC, a one-dimensional (1-D) discrete-ordinate transport code, is incorporated into COMBINE7.1. As an option, the 167 fine-group constants generated by zero-dimensional COMBINE portion in the program can be used to calculate regionwise spectra in the 1-D ANISN portion, all internally to reflect the 1-D transport correction. The regionwise spectra are then used to generate mutigroup regionwise neutron constants. The 1-D neutron transport can be performed up to three stages, e.g., from a TRISO fuel to PEBBLE to 1-D full core wedge. In addition, COMBINE7.1 has now the capability of adjoint flux calculation through the 1-D ANISN transport. Photon transport capability is also added. For this, a photon production and photo-atomic cross section library, MATNG.LIB, was generated in MATXS format through NJOY code. The photon production cross section matrix is of 167 neutron - 18 photon groups. Photo-atomic cross sections, including heating, are in 18 energy groups.

Woo Y. Yoon; David W. Nigg

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Measurement of the isolated diphoton cross section in pp collisions at ?s=7??TeV with the ATLAS detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ATLAS experiment has measured the production cross section of events with two isolated photons in the final state, in proton-proton collisions at ?s=7??TeV. The full data set acquired in 2010 is used, corresponding to ...

Taylor, Frank E.

254

Comparison of Inclusive Charm and Beauty Cross Sections in Deep-inelastic Scattering at HERA with Theoretical Predictions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The measurements of inclusive charm and beauty cross sections in deep-inelastic scattering $ep$ collisions at HERA are compared with the predictions of perturbative quantum chromodynamics from the CTEQ and MRST fitting groups, employing a range of theoretical schemes. The differences in the theoretical predictions are discussed and the theoretical uncertainties investigated.

Paul D. Thompson

2007-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

255

GSIS: A 3D geological multi-body modeling system from netty cross-sections with topology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

True 3D geological models are instrumental in addressing practical geology problems. A 3D geological modeling method is a vital module which converts raw data in lower dimensions into 3D bodies. To be geologically practical, the method must take cross-sections ... Keywords: 3D geological modeling, Data consistency, Fault modeling, Geomodeller

Jing Ming; Mao Pan; Honggang Qu; Zhihong Ge

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Dye lasing arrangement including an optical assembly for altering the cross-section of its pumping beam and method  

SciTech Connect

An optical assembly is disclosed herein along with a method of operation for use in a dye lasing arrangement, for example a dye laser oscillator or a dye amplifier, in which a continuous stream of dye is caused to flow through a given zone in a cooperating dye chamber while the zone is being illuminated by light from a pumping beam which is directed into the given zone. This in turn causes the dye therein to lase and thereby produce a new dye beam in the case of a dye laser oscillator or amplify a dye beam in the case of a dye amplifier. The optical assembly so disclosed is designed to alter the pump beam such that the beam enters the dye chamber with a different cross-sectional configuration, preferably one having a more uniform intensity profile, than its initially produced cross-sectional configuration. To this end, the assembly includes a network of optical components which first act on the beam while the latter retains its initially produced cross-sectional configuration for separating it into a plurality of predetermined segments and then recombines the separated components in a predetermined way which causes the recombined beam to have the different cross-sectional configuration.

O' Neil, Richard W. (Pleasanton, CA); Sweatt, William C. (Alburquerque, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Measurements of the top quark pair production cross section and an estimate of the D0 silicon detector lifetime  

SciTech Connect

This thesis presents two measurements of the top quark pair production cross section at {radical}s = 1:96 TeV using data from the D0 experiment. Both measurements are performed in the dilepton final state and make use of secondary vertex b-tagging.

Strandberg, Sara; /Stockholm U.

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

The dynamic stability of a rotating pre-twisted asymmetric cross-section blade subjected to lateral parametric excitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dynamic stability of a pre-twisted rotating blade having asymmetric aerofoil cross-section subjected to lateral parametric excitation is studied by using the finite element method. The Bernoulli-Euler theory is employed in the analysis. Solutions ... Keywords: asymmetric, coupling, dynamic stability, lateral, pretwist, rotating

Mustafa Sabuncu; Kaan Evran

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

R-Matrix Evaluation of {sup 16}O neutron cross sections up to 6.3 MeV  

SciTech Connect

In this paper the authors describe an evaluation of {sup 16}O neutron cross sections in the resolved resonance region with the multilevel Reich-Moore R-matrix formalism. Resonance analyses were performed with the computer code SAMMY [LA98] which utilizes Bayes' method, a generalized least squares technique.

Sayer, R.O.; Leal, L.C.; Larson, N.M.; Spencer, R.R.; and Wright, R.Q.

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Recent Measurements of the cos( n? h ( Azimuthal Modulations of the Unpolarized Deep Inelastic Scattering Cross?section at HERMES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The cross section for hadron production in deep?inelastic lepton scattering contains azimuthal modulations which can be related to transverse momentum dependent (TMD) distribution and fragmentation functions. The former provide a picture of how the quarks are moving within nucleons. Specifically

Rebecca Lamb; Francesca Giordano; on behalf of the HERMES Collaboration

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Gamow-Teller unit cross sections for (t,{sup 3}He) and ({sup 3}He,t) reactions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The proportionality between differential cross sections at vanishing linear momentum transfer and Gamow-Teller transition strength, expressed in terms of the unit cross section ({sigma}{sub GT}), was studied as a function of target mass number for (t,{sup 3}He) and ({sup 3}He,t) reactions at 115A MeV and 140A MeV, respectively. Existing ({sup 3}He,t) and (t,{sup 3}He) data on targets with mass number 12{=}12: {sigma}{sub GT}=109/A{sup 0.65}. The factorization of the unit cross sections in terms of a kinematical factor, a distortion factor, and the strength of the effective spin-isospin transfer nucleus-nucleus interaction was investigated. Simple phenomenological functions depending on mass number A were extracted for the latter two. By comparison with plane and distorted-wave Born approximation calculations, it was found that the use of a short-range approximation for knock-on exchange contributions to the transition amplitude results in overestimated cross sections for reactions involving the composite ({sup 3}He,t) and (t,{sup 3}He) probes.

Perdikakis, G.; Austin, Sam M.; Galaviz, D.; Tur, C. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States); Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Zegers, R. G. T.; Deaven, J. M.; Guess, C. J.; Hitt, G. W.; Meharchand, R. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States); Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Bazin, D.; Grinyer, G. F. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States); Caesar, C.; Herlitzius, C. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet, Mainz (Germany); Gade, A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Howard, M. E.; Smith, E. E. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Ohio 43210 (United States); Noji, S.; Sakai, H. [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Shimbara, Y. [Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Niigata 950-2181 (Japan)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Neutron Characteristics for Salt Blanket Models; Integral Fission Cross Section Measurements of Neptunium, Plutonium, Americium and Curium Isotopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutron characteristics of salt blanket micromodels containing mixtures of sodium, zirconium and uranium sulphides were measured on FKBN-2M, BIGR and MAKET installations. The effective fission cross sections of neptunium, plutonium, americium and curium isotopes were measured on the neutron spectra formed by micromodels.

E. Fomushkin

2002-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

263

Total Hadron Cross Section, New Particles, and Muon Electron Events in e{sup +}e{sup -} Annihilation at SPEAR  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

The review of total hadron electroproduction cross sections, the new states, and the muon--electron events includes large amount of information on hadron structure, nine states with width ranging from 10's of keV to many MeV, the principal decay modes and quantum numbers of some of the states, and limits on charm particle production. 13 references. (JFP)

Richter, B.

1976-01-00T23:59:59.000Z

264

Measurements of proton-induced radionuclide production cross sections to evaluate cosmic-ray activation of tellurium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have measured a large number of proton-induced radionuclide production cross sections from tellurium targets of natural isotopic composition at incident energies of 0.80, 1.4, and 23 GeV. The results of these measurements are compared to semi-empirical calculations.

A. F. Barghouty; C. Brofferio; S. Capelli; M. Clemenza; O. Cremonesi; S. Cebrin; E. Fiorini; R. C. Haight; E. B. Norman; E. Previtali; B. J. Quiter; M. Sisti; A. R. Smith; S. A. Wender

2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

265

Measurement of the Inclusive Charm Cross Section at 4.03 GeV and 4.14 GeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The cross section for charmed meson production at $\\sqrt{s} = 4.03 $ and 4.14 GeV has been measured with the Beijing Spectrometer. The measurement was made using 22.3 $pb^{-1}$ of $e^+e^-$ data collected at 4.03 GeV and 1.5 $pb^{-1}$ of $e^+e^-$ data collected at 4.14 GeV. Inclusive observed cross sections for the production of charged and neutral D mesons and momentum spectra are presented. Observed cross sections were radiatively corrected to obtain tree level cross sections. Measurements of the total hadronic cross section are obtained from the charmed meson cross section and an extrapolation of results from below the charm threshold.

Bai, J Z; Bian, J G; Blum, I; Chen, G P; Chen, H F; Chen, J; Chen, J C; Chen, Y; Chen, Y B; Chen, Y Q; Cheng Bao Sen; Cui, X Z; Ding, H L; Dong, L Y; Du, Z Z; Dunwoodie, W M; Gao, C S; Gao, M L; Gao, S Q; Gratton, P; Gu, J H; Gu, S D; Gu, W X; Gu, Y F; Guo, Y N; Guo, Z J; Han, S W; Han, Y; Harris, F A; He, J; He, J T; He, K L; He, M; Heng, Y K; Hitlin, D G; Hu, G Y; Hu, H M; Hu, J L; Hu, Q H; Hu, T; Hu, X Q; Huang, Y Z; Huang, G S; Izen, J M; Jiang, C H; Jin, Y; Jones, B D; Ju, X; Ke, Z J; Kelsey, M H; Kim, B K; Kong, D; Lai, Y F; Lang, P F; Lankford, A; Li, C G; Li, D; Li, H B; Li, J; Li, J C; Li, P Q; Li, R B; Li, W; Li, W G; Li, X H; Li, X N; Liu, H M; Liu, J; Liu, R G; Liu, Y; Lou, X C; Lowery, B; Lu, F; Lu, J G; Luo, X L; Ma, E C; Ma, J M; Malchow, R; Mandelkern, M A; Mao, H S; Mao, Z P; Meng, X C; Nie, J; Olsen, S L; Oyang, J; Paluselli, D; Pan, L J; Panetta, J; Porter, F; Qi, N D; Qi, X R; Qian, C D; Qiu, J F; Qu, Y H; Que, Y K; Rong, G; Schernau, M; Schmid, B; Schultz, J; Shao, Y Y; Shen, B W; Shen, D L; Shen, H; Shen, X Y; Sheng, H Y; Shi, H Z; Song, X F; Standifird, J; Stoker, D; Sun, F; Sun, H S; Sun, Y; Sun, Y Z; Tang, S Q; Toki, W; Tong, G L; Varner, G S; Wang, F; Wang, L S; Wang, L Z; Wang, M; Wang, P; Wang, P L; Wang, S M; Wang, T J; Wang, Y Y; Weaver, M; Wei, C L; Wu, N; Wu, Y G; Xi, D M; Xia, X M; Xie, P P; Xie, Y; Xie, Y H; Xu, G F; Xue, S T; Yan, J; Yan, W G; Yang, C M; Yang, C Y; Yang, H X; Yang, J; Yang, W; Yang, X F; Ye, M H; Ye, S W; Ye, Y X; Yu, C S; Yu, C X; Yu, G W; Yu, Y H; Yu, Z Q; Yuan, C Z; Yuan, Y; Zhang, B Y; Zhang, C; Zhang, C C; Zhang, D H; Zhang, H L; Zhang, J; Zhang, J W; Zhang, L; Zhang, L S; Zhang, P; Zhang, Q J; Zhang, S Q; Zhang, X Y; Zhang, Y Y; Zhao, D X; Zhao, H W; Zhao, J W; Zhao, M; Zhao, W R; Zhao, Z G; Zheng, J P; Zheng, L S; Zheng, Z P; Zhou, B Q; Zhou, G P; Zhou, H S; Zhou, L; Zhu, K J; Zhu, Q M; Zhu, Y C; Zhu, Y S; Zhuang, B A

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Report on 240Am(n,x) surrogate cross section test measurement  

SciTech Connect

The main goal of the test measurement was to determine the feasibility of the {sup 243}Am(p,t) reaction as a surrogate for {sup 240}Am(n,f). No data cross section data exists for neutron induced reactions on {sup 240}Am; the half-life of this isotope is only 2.1 days making direct measurements difficult, if not impossible. The 48-hour experiment was conducted using the STARS/LIBERACE experimental facility located at the 88 Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in August 2011. A description of the experiment and results is given. The beam energy was initially chosen to be 39 MeV in order to measure an equivalent neutron energy range from 0 to 20 MeV. However, the proton beam was not stopped in the farady cup and the beam was deposited in the surrounding shielding material. The shielding material was not conductive, and a beam current, needed for proper tuning of the beam as well as experimental monitoring, could not be read. If the {sup 240}Am(n,f) surrogate experiment is to be run at LBNL, simple modifications to the beam collection site will need to be made. The beam energy was reduced to 29 MeV, which was within an energy regime of prior experiments and tuning conditions at STARS/LIBERACE. At this energy, the beam current was successfully tuned and measured. At 29 MeV, data was collected with both the {sup 243}Am and {sup 238}U targets. An example particle identification plot is shown in Fig. 1. The triton-fission coincidence rate for the {sup 243}Am target and {sup 238}U target were measured. Coincidence rates of 0.0233(1) cps and 0.150(6) cps were observed for the {sup 243}Am and {sup 238}U targets, respectively. The difference in count rate is largely attributed to the available target material - the {sup 238}U target contains approximately 7 times more atoms than the {sup 243}Am. A proton beam current of {approx}0.7 nA was used for measurements on both targets. Assuming a full experimental run under similar conditions, an estimate for the run time needed was made. Figure 2 shows the number of days needed as a function of acceptable uncertainty for a measurement of 1-20 MeV equivalent neutron energy, binned into 200 keV increments. A 5% measurement will take 3 days for U, but 20 days for Am. It may be difficult to be the sole user of the LBNL cyclotron, or another facility, for such an extended period. However, a 10% measurement will take 19 hours for U, and 5 days for Am. Such a run period is more reasonable and will allow for the first ever measurement of the {sup 240}Am(n,f) cross section. We also anticipate 40% more beam time being available at Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute compared to LBNL in FY2012. The increased amount of beam time will allow us to accumulate better statistics then what would have been available at LBNL.

Ressler, J J; Burke, J T; Gostic, J; Bleuel, D; Escher, J E; Henderson, R A; Koglin, J; Reed, T; Scielzo, N D; Stoyer, M A

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Engineering analysis of low enriched uranium fuel using improved zirconium hydride cross sections  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A neutronic and thermal hydraulic analysis of the 1-MW TRIGA research reactor at the Texas A&M University Nuclear Science Center using a new low enriched uranium fuel (named 30/20 fuel) was completed. This analysis provides safety assessment for the change out of the existing high enriched uranium fuel to this high-burnup, low enriched uranium fuel design. The codes MCNP and Monteburns were utilized for the neutronic analysis while the code PARET was used to determine fuel and cladding temperatures. All of these simulations used improved zirconium hydride cross sections that were provided by Dr. Ayman Hawari at North Carolina State University. The neutronic and thermal analysis showed that the reactor will operate with approximately the same fuel lifetime as the current high enriched uranium fuel and stay within the thermal and safety limits for the facility. It was also determined that the control rod worths and the temperature coefficient of reactivity would provide sufficient negative reactivity to control the reactor during the fuelâ??s complete lifetime. An assessment of the fuelâ??s viability for use with the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiativeâ??s Reactor Accelerator Coupling Experiments program was also performed. The objective of this study was to confirm the continued viability of these experiments with the reactor operating using this new fuel. For these experiments, the accelerator driven system must produce fission heating in excess of 1 kW when driven by a 20 kW accelerator system. This criterion was met using the new fuel. Therefore the change out of the fuel will not affect the viability of these experiments.

Candalino, Robert Wilcox

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Monte Carlo Electromagnetic Cross Section Production Method for Low Energy Charged Particle Transport Through Single Molecules  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The present state of modeling radio-induced effects at the cellular level neglects to account for the microscopic inhomogeneity of the nucleus from the non-aqueous contents by approximating the entire cellular nucleus as a homogenous medium of water. Charged particle track-structure calculations utilizing this principle of superposition are thereby neglecting to account for approximately 30% of the molecular variation within the nucleus. To truly understand what happens when biological matter is irradiated, charged particle track-structure calculations need detailed knowledge of the secondary electron cascade, resulting from interactions with not only the primary biological component water but also the non-aqueous contents, down to very low energies. This paper presents developments for a novel approach, which to our knowledge has never been done before, to reducing the homogenous water approximation. The purpose of our work is to develop of a completely self-consistent computational method for predicting molecule-specific ionization, excitation, and scattering cross sections in the very low energy regime that can be applied in a condensed history Monte Carlo track-structure code. The present methodology begins with the calculation of a solution to the many-body Schrdinger equation and proceeds to use Monte Carlo methods to calculate the perturbations in the internal electron field to determine the aforementioned processes. Results are computed for molecular water in the form of linear energy loss, secondary electron energies, and ionization-to-excitation ratios and compared against the low energy predictions of the GEANT4-DNA physics package of the Geant4 simulation toolkit.

Madsen, Jonathan R

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the 44Ti(alpha,p)47V reaction cross section, of relevance to gamma-ray observation of core collapse supernovae, using reclaimed 44Ti.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Measurement of the 44Ti(alpha,p)47V reaction cross section, of relevance to gamma-ray observation of core collapse supernovae, using reclaimed 44Ti.

Murphy, AStJ; Ayranov, M; Bastin, B; Bemmerer, D; Bingham, R; Bunka, M; Butler, P; Catherall, R; Cocolios, TE; Davinson, T; Delahaye, P; Dorsival, A; Dressler, R; van Duppen, P; Fallis, J; Fox, S; Fulton, BR; Kowalska, M; Laird, A; Lotay, G; Saint Laurent, MG; Marin, A; Mendonca1, JT; de Oliveira, F; Roger, T; Ruiz, C; Sahin, L; Schumann, D; de Sereville1, N; Sorlin, O; Stora, T; Traykov, E; Voulot, D; Wang, C HT; Wenander, FJC; Woods, PJ

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

DSI Dipole Shear Sonic Imager | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

2013 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Online Internet link for DSI Dipole Shear Sonic Imager Citation Schlumberger. DSI Dipole Shear Sonic...

271

/sup 3/H(p,n)/sup 3/He differential cross sections below 5 MeV and the n-/sup 3/He cross sections. [2. 5 and 4. 0 MeV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Complete angular distributions for the /sup 3/H(p,n)/sup 3/He reaction were measured at 2.5 and 4.0 MeV with the /sup 1/H(t,n)/sup 3/He reaction used to obtain the backward yields. Because the distributions are peaked about 17% more strongly in the backward direction than the best previous elevation suggests (based on extrapolated data), the /sup 3/H(p,n)/sup 3/He reaction cross sections below 5 MeV were re-evaluated without the extrapolated data. The results were compared with recent total n-/sup 3/He cross-section results. 3 figures, 4 tables.

Drosg, M.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Adequacy of the 123-group cross-section library for criticality analyses of water-moderated uranium systems  

SciTech Connect

In a recent criticality analysis for an array of water-moderated packages containing highly enriched uranium, the 123-group cross-section library in the SCALE system was observed to have a nonconservative discrepancy of approximately 3 to 3.5% when compared with more recently developed libraries. A simple representative system of UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O was used to identify that the problem results from a lack of resonance data for {sup 235}U. Only a single set of self-shielded cross sections, most likely corresponding to a water-moderated infinite dilute system, was provided with the original data. The UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O study indicates that this limitation may cause nonconservative discrepancies as high as 5.5% for some water-moderated, highly enriched uranium systems. Characteristics of the systems where the discrepancy is evident are identified and discussed.

Parks, C.V.; Wright, R.Q.; Jordan, W.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Measurement of the {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section using the activation method  

SciTech Connect

In the context of the n{sub T}OF Collaboration, the measurement of the cross section of the reaction {sup 241}Am(n,2n){sup 240}Am, has been performed, for the first time at neutron energies from 8.8 to 11.4 MeV, by the activation method, relative to the {sup 27}Al(n,a){sup 24}Na reaction reference cross section. The monoenergetic neutron beam was produced at the 5.5 MV TANDEM accelerator of NCSR ''Demokritos,'' by means of the {sup 2}H(d,n){sup 3}He reaction, using a deuterium filled gas cell. The radioactive target consisted of a 37 GBq {sup 241}Am source enclosed in a Pb container. After the end of the irradiation, the activity induced by the neutron beam at the target and reference, was measured off-line by a 56% relative efficiency, HPGe detector.

Perdikakis, G. [Department of Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Athens (Greece); Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR ' Demokritos' , Athens (Greece); Papadopoulos, C.T.; Vlastou, R.; Kokkoris, M.; Galanopoulos, S.; Patronis, N. [Department of Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Athens (Greece); Lagoyannis, A.; Spyrou, A.; Zarkadas, Ch.; Kalyva, G.; Kossionides, S. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR ' ' Demokritos, Athens (Greece); Karamanis, D. [Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina (Greece)

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

274

Measurement of the nu(mu) Charged Current pi+ Production to Quasi-elastic Scattering Cross Section  

SciTech Connect

Using high statistics samples of charged current interactions, MiniBooNE reports a model independent measurement of the single charged pion production to quasi-elastic cross section ratio on mineral oil without corrections for pion re-interactions in the target nucleus [1]. The result is provided as a function of neutrino energy in the range 0.4 GeV < E < 2.4 GeV with 11% precision in the region of highest statistics.

Nowak, Jaroslaw A.; /Louisiana State U.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Evaluation of the neutron cross sections of /sup 235/U in the thermal energy region. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this work has been to improve the knowledge of the thermal cross sections of the fissile nuclei as a step toward providing a standard data base for the nuclear industry. The methodology uses a form of the Adler-Adler multilevel-fission theory and Breit-Wigner multilevel-scattering theory. It incorporates these theories in a general nonlinear least-squares (LSQ) fitting program SIGLEARNThe analysis methodology in this work was applied to the thermal data on /sup 235/U. A reference data file has been developed which includes most of the known data of interest. The first important result of this work is the assessment of the shape uncertainties of the partial cross sections. The results of our studies lead to the following values and error estimates for /sup 235/U g factors in a thermal (20.44/sup 0/C) energy spectrum: g/sub f/ = 0.97751 (+-0.11%); g/sub ..gamma../ = 0.98230 (+-0.14%). A second important result of this study is the development of a recommended set of 2200 m/s (0.0253 eV) values of the parameters and the probable range of further adjustment which might be made. The analysis also provides the result of a common interpretation of energy-dependent absolute cross-section data of different measurements to yield a consistent set of experimental 0.0253 eV values with rigorous error estimates. It also provides normalization factors for relative fission and capture cross sections on a common basis with rigorous error estimates. The results of these analyses provide a basis for deciding what new measurements would be most beneficial. The most important of these would be improved direct capture data in the thermal region.

Leonard, B.R. Jr.; Kottwitz, D.A.; Thompson, J.K.

1976-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Supplementary absolute differential cross sections for the excitation of atomic hydrogen's n=3 and 4 levels by electron impact  

SciTech Connect

We have conducted measurements of absolute differential cross sections for the excitation of hydrogen atoms to their n=3(3S+3P+3D) and 4(4S+4P+4D+4F) levels. A modulated, crossed-beam method was employed, and the impact energies were 40 and 60 eV. Comparison of our results with those of others is quite favorable.

Sweeney, Christopher J.; Shyn, Tong W. [Center for Space Physics, Department of Astronomy, Boston University, Boston, Massachussetts 02215-1401 (United States); Grafe, Alan [Department of Computer Science, Engineering Science, and Physics, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, Michigan 48502-1950 (United States)

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

A measurement of the neutral current neutrino-nucleon elastic cross section at MiniBooNE  

SciTech Connect

The neutral current neutrino-nucleon elastic interaction {nu} N {yields} {nu} N is a fundamental process of the weak interaction ideally suited for characterizing the structure of the nucleon neutral weak current. This process comprises {approx}18% of neutrino events in the neutrino oscillation experiment, MiniBooNE, ranking it as the experiment's third largest process. Using {approx}10% of MiniBooNE's available neutrino data, a sample of these events were identified and analyzed to determine the differential cross section as a function of the momentum transfer of the interaction, Q{sup 2}. This is the first measurement of a differential cross section with MiniBooNE data. From this analysis, a value for the nucleon axial mass M{sub A} was extracted to be 1.34 {+-} 0.25 GeV consistent with previous measurements. The integrated cross section for the Q{sup 2} range 0.189 {yields} 1.13 GeV{sup 2} was calculated to be (8.8 {+-} 0.6(stat) {+-} 0.2(syst)) x 10{sup -40} cm{sup 2}.

Cox, David Christopher; /Indiana U.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in the dilepton channel using lepton+track selection  

SciTech Connect

The production cross section for t{bar t} pairs decaying into two lepton final states was measured using data from the D0 detector at Fermilab. The measurement was made using a lepton+track selection, where one lepton is fully identified and the second lepton is observed as an isolated track. This analysis is designed to complement similar studies using two fully identified leptons [1]. The cross section for the lepton+track selection was found to be {sigma} = 5.2{sub -1.4}{sup +1.6}(stat){sub -0.8}{sup +0.9}(syst) {+-} 0.3(lumi) pb. The combined cross section using both the lepton+track data and the data from the electron+electron, electron+muon, and muon+muon samples is: {sigma} = 6.4{sub -0.9}{sup +0.9}(stat){sub -0.7}{sup +0.8}(syst) {+-} 0.4(lumi) pb.

Wagner, Robert Emil; /Princeton U.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

CROSS SECTION MEASUREMENTS IN THE MAIN INJECTOR PARTICLE PRODUCTION (FNAL-E907) EXPERIMENT AT 58 GEV ENERGY  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Cross-sections are presented for 58 GeV {pi}, K, and p on a wide range of nuclear targets. These cross-sections are essential for determining the neutrino flux in measurements of neutrino cross-sections and oscillations. The E907 Main Injector Particle Production (MIPP) experiment at Fermilab is a fixed target experiment for measuring hadronic particle production using primary 120 GeV/c protons and secondary {pi}, K, and p beams. The particle identification is made by dE/dx in a time projection chamber, and by time-of-flight, differential Cherenkov and ring imaging Cherenkov detectors, which together cover a wide range of momentum from 0.1 GeV/c up to 120 GeV/c. MIPP targets span the periodic table, from hydrogen to uranium, including beryllium and carbon. The MIPP has collected {approx} 0.26 x 10{sup 6} events of 58 GeV/c secondary particles produced by protons from the main injector striking a carbon target.

Gunaydin, Yusuf Oguzhan; /Iowa U.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Heavy fragment production cross sections from 1.05 GeV/nucleon{sup 56}Fe in C, Al, Cu, Pb and CH{sub 2} targets  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have obtained charge-changing cross sections and partial cross sections for fragmentation of 1.05 GeV/nucleon Fe projectiles incident on H, C, Al, Cu, and Pb nuclei. The energy region covered by this experiment is critical for an understanding of galactic cosmic ray propagation and space radiation biophysics. Surviving primary beam particles and fragments with charges from 12 to 25 produced within a forward cone of half-angle 61 milliradians were detected using a silicon detector telescope to identify their charge, and the cross sections were calculated after correction of the measured yields for finite target thickness effects. The cross sections are compared to model calculations and to previous measurements. Cross sections for the production of fragments with even-numbered nuclear charges are seen to be enhanced in almost all cases.

Zeitlin, C.; Heilbronn, L.; Miller, J.; Rademacher, S.; Borak,T.; Carter, T.; Frankel, K.; Schimmerling, W.; Stronach, C.

1997-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Influence of Surface Preparation on Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy and Electron Backscatter Diffraction Analysis of Cross Sections of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this work we investigated different methods to prepare cross sections of CdTe/CdS solar cells for EBSD and SKPM analyses. We observed that procedures used to prepare surfaces for EBSD are not suitable to prepare cross sections, and we were able to develop a process using polishing and ion-beam milling. This process resulted in very good results and allowed us to reveal important aspects of the cross section of the CdTe film. For SKPM, polishing and a light ion-beam milling resulted in cross sections that provided good data. We were able to observe the depletion region on the CdTe film and the p-n junction as well as the interdiffusion layer between CdTe and CdS. However, preparing good-quality cross sections for SKPM is not a reproducible process, and artifacts are often observed.

Moutinho, H. R.; Dhere, R. G.; Jiang, C. S.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Sonic facade, creating a sounding architecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

While architecture inherently makes sound when people and the environment interact with it, architects seldom orchestrate a building to produce sound. This thesis proposes a sonic facade that turns an existing building ...

Granville, Alina (Alina T.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

ENDF/B-VII.1 Neutron Cross Section Data Testing with Critical Assembly Benchmarks and Reactor Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ENDF/B-VII.1 library is the latest revision to the United States' Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF). The ENDF library is currently in its seventh generation, with ENDF/B-VII.0 being released in 2006. This revision expands upon that library, including the addition of new evaluated files (was 393 neutron files previously, now 418 including replacement of elemental vanadium and zinc evaluations with isotopic evaluations) and extension or updating of many existing neutron data files. Complete details are provided in the companion paper [1]. This paper focuses on how accurately application libraries may be expected to perform in criticality calculations with these data. Continuous energy cross section libraries, suitable for use with the MCNP Monte Carlo transport code, have been generated and applied to a suite of nearly one thousand critical benchmark assemblies defined in the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project's International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. This suite covers uranium and plutonium fuel systems in a variety of forms such as metallic, oxide or solution, and under a variety of spectral conditions, including unmoderated (i.e., bare), metal reflected and water or other light element reflected. Assembly eigenvalues that were accurately predicted with ENDF/B-VII.0 cross sections such as unmoderated and uranium reflected 235U and 239Pu assemblies, HEU solution systems and LEU oxide lattice systems that mimic commercial PWR configurations continue to be accurately calculated with ENDF/B-VII.1 cross sections, and deficiencies in predicted eigenvalues for assemblies containing selected materials, including titanium, manganese, cadmium and tungsten are greatly reduced. Improvements are also confirmed for selected actinide reaction rates such as 236U capture. Other deficiencies, such as the overprediction of Pu solution system critical eigenvalues and a decreasing trend in calculated eigenvalue for 233U fueled systems as a function of Above-Thermal Fission Fraction remain. The comprehensive nature of this critical benchmark suite and the generally accurate calculated eigenvalues obtained with ENDF/B-VII.1 neutron cross sections support the conclusion that this is the most accurate general purpose ENDF/B cross section library yet released to the technical community.

G. Palmiotti

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

ENDF/B-VII.1 Nuclear Data for Science and Technology: Cross Sections, Covariances, Fission Product Yields and Decay Data  

SciTech Connect

The ENDF/B-VII.1 library is our latest recommended evaluated nuclear data file for use in nuclear science and technology applications, and incorporates advances made in the five years since the release of ENDF/B-VII.0. These advances focus on neutron cross sections, covariances, fission product yields and decay data, and represent work by the US Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) in nuclear data evaluation that utilizes developments in nuclear theory, modeling, simulation, and experiment. The principal advances in the new library are: (1) An increase in the breadth of neutron reaction cross section coverage, extending from 393 nuclides to 418 nuclides; (2) Covariance uncertainty data for 185 of the most important nuclides, as documented in companion papers in this edition; (3) R-matrix analyses of neutron reactions on light nuclei, including isotopes of He, Li, and Be; (4) Resonance parameter analyses at lower energies and statistical high energy reactions at higher energies for isotopes of F, Cl, K, Ti, V, Mn, Cr, Ni, Zr and W; (5) Modifications to thermal neutron reactions on fission products (isotopes of Mo, Tc, Rh, Ag, Cs, Nd, Sm, Eu) and neutron absorber materials (Cd, Gd); (6) Improved minor actinide evaluations for isotopes of U, Np, Pu, and Am (we are not making changes to the major actinides 235,238U and 239Pu at this point, except for delayed neutron data, and instead we intend to update them after a further period of research in experiment and theory), and our adoption of JENDL-4.0 evaluations for isotopes of Cm, Bk, Cf, Es, Fm, and some other minor actinides; (7) Fission energy release evaluations; (8) Fission product yield advances for fission-spectrum neutrons and 14 MeV neutrons incident on 239Pu; and (9) A new Decay Data sublibrary. Integral validation testing of the ENDF/B-VII.1 library is provided for a variety of quantities: For nuclear criticality, the VII.1 library maintains the generally-good performance seen for VII.0 for a wide range of MCNP simulations of criticality benchmarks, with improved performance coming from new structural material evaluations, especially for Ti, Mn, Cr, Zr and W. For Be we see some improvements although the fast assembly data appear to be mutually inconsistent. Actinide cross section updates are also assessed through comparisons of fission and capture reaction rate measurements in critical assemblies and fast reactors. We describe the cross section evaluations that have been updated for ENDF/B-VII.1 and the measured data and calculations that motivated the changes, and therefore this paper augments the ENDF/B-VII.0 publication [1].

G. Palmiotti

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Measurement of Neutrino-Nucleon Neutral-Current Elastic Scattering Cross-section at SciBooNE  

SciTech Connect

In this thesis, results of neutrino-nucleon neutral current (NC) elastic scattering analysis are presented. Neutrinos interact with other particles only with weak force. Measurement of cross-section for neutrino-nucleon reactions at various neutrino energy are important for the study of nucleon structure. It also provides data to be used for beam flux monitor in neutrino oscillation experiments. The cross-section for neutrino-nucleon NC elastic scattering contains the axial vector form factor G{sub A}(Q{sup 2}) as well as electromagnetic form factors unlike electromagnetic interaction. G{sub A} is propotional to strange part of nucleon spin ({Delta}s) in Q{sup 2} {yields} 0 limit. Measurement of NC elastic cross-section with smaller Q{sup 2} enables us to access {Delta}s. NC elastic cross-sections of neutrino-nucleon and antineutrino-nucleon were measured earlier by E734 experiment at Brookheaven National Laboratory (BNL) in 1987. In this experiment, cross-sections were measured in Q{sup 2} > 0.4 GeV{sup 2} region. Result from this experiment was the only published data for NC elastic scattering cross-section published before our experiment. SciBooNE is an experiment for the measurement of neutrino-nucleon scattering cross-secitons using Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) at FNAL. BNB has energy peak at 0.7 GeV. In this energy region, NC elastic scattering, charged current elastic scattering, charged current pion production, and neutral current pion production are the major reaction branches. SciBar, electromagnetic calorimeter, and Muon Range Detector are the detectors for SciBooNE. The SciBar consists of finely segmented scintillators and 14336 channels of PMTs. It has a capability to reconstruct particle track longer than 8 cm and separate proton from muons and pions using energy deposit information. Signal of NC elastic scattering is a single proton track. In {nu}p {yields} {nu}p process, the recoil proton is detected. On the other hand, most of {nu}n {yields} {nu}n is invisible because there are only neutral particles in final state, but sometimes recoil neutron is scattered by proton and recoil proton is detected. Signal of this event is also single proton track. Event selection for the single proton track events using geometrical and dE/dx information of reconstructed track is performed. After the event selection, NC elastic scattering data sample is obtained. They includes {nu}p {yields} {nu}p and {nu}n {yields} {nu}n is obtained. Absolute cross-section as a function of Q{sup 2} is evaluated from this NC elastic scattering data sample.

Takei, Hideyuki; /Tokyo Inst. Tech.

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A Simple Technique for Simultaneous Suspension of Multiple Drops in a Small Vertical Wind Tunnel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple technique is described by which multiple millimeter-size water drops can be simultaneously suspended in an air stream above the test section of a 12 12 cm cross section of a vertical wind tunnel. Horizontal profiles of the vertical air ...

A. K. Kamra; D. V. Ahire

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

ENDF/B-VII.1 Nuclear Data for Science and Technology: Cross Sections, Covariances, Fission Product Yields and Decay Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ENDF/B-VII.1 library is our latest recommended evaluated nuclear data file for use in nuclear science and technology applications, and incorporates advances made in the five years since the release of ENDF/B-VII.0. These advances focus on neutron cross sections, covariances, fission product yields and decay data, and represent work by the US Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) in nuclear data evaluation that utilizes developments in nuclear theory, modeling, simulation, and experiment. The principal advances in the new library are: (1) An increase in the breadth of neutron reaction cross section coverage, extending from 393 nuclides to 423 nuclides; (2) Covariance uncertainty data for 190 of the most important nuclides, as documented in companion papers in this edition; (3) R-matrix analyses of neutron reactions on light nuclei, including isotopes of He; Li, and Be; (4) Resonance parameter analyses at lower energies and statistical high energy reactions for isotopes of Cl; K; Ti, V, Mn, Cr, Ni, Zr and W; (5) Modifications to thermal neutron reactions on fission products (isotopes of Mo, Tc, Rh, Ag, Cs, Nd, Sm, Eu) and neutron absorber materials (Cd, Gd); (6) Improved minor actinide evaluations for isotopes of U, Np, Pu, and Am (we are not making changes to the major actinides (235,238)U and (239)Pu at this point, except for delayed neutron data and covariances, and instead we intend to update them after a further period of research in experiment and theory), and our adoption of JENDL-4.0 evaluations for isotopes of Cm, Bk, Cf, Es; Fm; and some other minor actinides; (7) Fission energy release evaluations; (8) Fission product yield advances for fission-spectrum neutrons and 14 MeV neutrons incident on (239)Pu; and (9) A new decay data sublibrary. Integral validation testing of the ENDF/B-VII.1 library is provided for a variety of quantities: For nuclear criticality, the VII.1 library maintains the generally-good performance seen for VII.0 for a wide range of MCNP simulations of criticality benchmarks, with improved performance coming from new structural material evaluations, especially for Ti, Mn, Cr, Zr and W. For Be we see some improvements although the fast assembly data appear to be mutually inconsistent. Actinide cross section updates are also assessed through comparisons of fission and capture reaction rate measurements in critical assemblies and fast reactors, and improvements are evident. Maxwellian-averaged capture cross sections at 30 keV are also provided for astrophysics applications. We describe the cross section evaluations that have been updated for ENDF/B-VII.1 and the measured data and calculations that motivated the changes, and therefore this paper augments the ENDF/B-VII.0 publication [H.

Chadwick, M. B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Herman, Micheal W [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Oblozinsky, Pavel [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Dunn, Michael E [ORNL; Danon, Y. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Kahler, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Smith, Donald L. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Pritychenko, B [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Arbanas, Goran [ORNL; Arcilla, r [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Brewer, R [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Brown, D A [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Capote, R. [International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Carlson, A. D. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Cho, Y S [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute; Derrien, Herve [ORNL; Guber, Klaus H [ORNL; Hale, G. M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Hoblit, S [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Holloway, Shannon T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Johnson, T D [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Kawano, T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Kiedrowski, B C [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Kim, H [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute; Kunieda, S [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Larson, Nancy M [ORNL; Leal, Luiz C [ORNL; Lestone, J P [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Little, R C [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Mccutchan, E A [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Macfarlane, R E [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); MacInnes, M [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Matton, C M [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Mcknight, R D [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Mughabghab, S F [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Nobre, G P [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Palmiotti, G [Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Palumbo, A [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Pigni, Marco T [ORNL; Pronyaev, V. G. [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE), Obninsk, Russia; Sayer, Royce O [ORNL; Sonzogni, A A [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Summers, N C [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Talou, P [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Thompson, I J [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Trkov, A. [Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia; Vogt, R L [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Van der Marck, S S [Nucl Res & Consultancy Grp, Petten, Netherlands; Wallner, A [University of Vienna, Austria; White, M C [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Wiarda, Dorothea [ORNL; Young, P C [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

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288

Cross section and recoil properties of copper isotopes from uranium bombarded with 12-GeV protons  

SciTech Connect

Cross sections and thick-target recoil properties have been measured on of /sup 238/U with protons. The kinetic energies are much smaller than expected From a conventional fission process, even for the neutron-rich /sup 67/Cu. It is proposed thai these Cu nuclides are produced at proton energies above 3 GeV by the fission of low mass nuclei which are the residues of an intranuclear cascade process involving high deposition energy and the emission of fragments prior to fission both in the fast cascade and the evaporation stage. (auth)

Chang, S.K.; Sugarman, N.

1973-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

One-group fission cross sections for plutonium and minor actinides inserted in calculated neutron spectra of fast reactor cooled with lead-208 or lead-bismuth eutectic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper is dedicated to one-group fission cross sections of Pu and MA in LFRs spectra with the aim to increase these values by choosing a coolant which hardens neutron spectra. It is shown that replacement of coolant from Pb-Bi with Pb-208 in the fast reactor RBEC-M, designed in Russia, leads to increasing the core mean neutron energy. As concerns fuel Pu isotopes, their one-group fission cross sections become slightly changed, while more dramatically Am-241 one-group fission cross section is changed. Another situation occurs in the lateral blanket containing small quantities of minor actinides. It is shown that as a result of lateral blanket mean neutron energy hardening the one-group fission cross sections of Np-237, Am-241 and Am-243 increases up to 8-11%. This result allows reducing the time of minor actinides burning in FRs. (authors)

Khorasanov, G. L.; Blokhin, A. I. [State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation, Inst. for Physics and Power Engineering Named after A.I. Leypunsky, Bondarenko Square 1, Obninsk, 249033 (Russian Federation)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Absolute Calibration of Jason-1 and Envisat Altimeter Ku-Band Radar Cross Sections from Cross Comparison with TRMM Precipitation Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One year of collocated, rain-free nadir Ku-band backscatter cross-section measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Mapping Mission (TRMM) precipitation radar (PR) and both Jason-1 and Envisat RA-2 altimeter measurements have been compiled to ...

N. Tran; O-Z. Zanife; B. Chapron; D. Vandemark; P. Vincent

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Rainfall-Induced Changes in Actual Surface Backscattering Cross Sections and Effects on Rain-Rate Estimates by Spaceborne Precipitation Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the authors used Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission precipitation radar (TRMM PR) data to investigate changes in the actual (attenuation corrected) surface backscattering cross section (?0e) due to changes in surface conditions ...

Shinta Seto; Toshio Iguchi

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

TABULATED NEUTRON CROSS SECTIONS, PART 1. 0.001-14.5 MEV. VOLUME 1. $sub 1$H-$sub 22$Ti  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Tables of neutron total, elastic, inelastic, scattering, and absorption cross sections are presented for the elements hydrogen through titanium at 0.001 to 14.5 Mev. (C.J.G.)

Howerton, R.J.

1959-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Collision cross sections and equilibrium fractions of ions and atoms in metal-vapor targets. Project progress report, June 1, 1980-April 30, 1981  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this program is to measure atomic collision cross sections and equilibrium fractions of ions and atoms in metal vapor targets. The goal is to obtain experimental information on atomic collision processes of importance to the Magnetic Fusion Energy Program. In particular, in connection with the development of negative ion sources, we have measured D/sup -/ formation cross sections in alkaline-earth metal vapor targets. During the period covered in this report we have completed electron transfer cross section measurements of D/sup +/ ions and D/sup 0/ atoms in collision with calcium and strontium vapor. We have also completed differential cross section measurements for H/sup -/ formation in H/sup +/ + Mg collisions. Finally, state-of-the-art computer instrumentation has been interfaced to the experiment.

Morgan, T.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Precise measurement of the e[superscript +]e[superscript -]??[superscript +]?[superscript -](?) cross section with the initial-state radiation method at BABAR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A precise measurement of the cross section of the process e[superscript +]e[superscript -]??[superscript +]?[superscript -](?) from threshold to an energy of 3 GeV is obtained with the initial-state radiation (ISR) method ...

Sciolla, Gabriella

295

Cross sections for proton-induced reactions on Pd isotopes at energies relevant for the {gamma} process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proton-activation reactions on natural and enriched palladium samples were investigated via the activation technique in the energy range of E{sub p}=2.75-9 MeV, close to the upper end of the respective Gamow window of the {gamma} process. We have determined cross sections for {sup 102}Pd(p, {gamma}){sup 103}Ag, {sup 104}Pd(p, {gamma}){sup 105}Ag, and {sup 105}Pd(p, n){sup 105}Ag, as well as partial cross sections of {sup 104}Pd(p, n){sup 104}Ag{sup g}, {sup 105}Pd(p, {gamma}){sup 106}Ag{sup m}, {sup 106}Pd(p, n){sup 106}Ag{sup m}, and {sup 110}Pd(p, n){sup 110}Ag{sup m} with uncertainties between 3% and 15% for constraining theoretical Hauser-Feshbach rates and for direct use in {gamma}-process calculations.

Dillmann, I.; Coquard, L.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Kaeppeler, F.; Marganiec, J.; Uberseder, E.; Giesen, U.; Heiske, A.; Feinberg, G.; Hentschel, D.; Hilpp, S.; Leiste, H.; Rauscher, T.; Thielemann, F.-K. [Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (KIT), Campus Nord, Institut fuer Kernphysik, Postfach 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Bundesallee 100, D-38116 Braunschweig (Germany); Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Yavne (Israel); Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (KIT), Campus Nord, Institut fuer Nukleare Entsorgung, Postfach 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (KIT), Campus Nord, Institut fuer Angewandte Materialien, Postfach 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

296

Measurement of the proton-air cross-section at $\\sqrt{s}=57$ TeV with the Pierre Auger Observatory  

SciTech Connect

We report a measurement of the proton-air cross section for particle production at the center-of-mass energy per nucleon of 57 TeV. This is derived from the distribution of the depths of shower maxima observed with the Pierre Auger Observatory: systematic uncertainties are studied in detail. Analyzing the tail of the distribution of the shower maxima, a proton-air cross section of [505 {+-} 22(stat){sub -36}{sup +28}(syst)] mb is found.

Collaboration, Auger

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Neutron Thermal Cross Sections, Westcott Factors, Resonance Integrals, Maxwellian Averaged Cross Sections and Astrophysical Reaction Rates Calculated from the ENDF/B-VII.1, JEFF-3.1.2, JENDL-4.0, ROSFOND-2010, CENDL-3.1 and EAF-2010 Evaluated Data Libraries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present calculations of neutron thermal cross sections, Westcott factors, resonance integrals, Maxwellian-averaged cross sections and astrophysical reaction rates for 843 ENDF materials using data from the major evaluated nuclear libraries and European activation file. Extensive analysis of newly-evaluated neutron reaction cross sections, neutron covariances, and improvements in data processing techniques motivated us to calculate nuclear industry and neutron physics quantities, produce s-process Maxwellian-averaged cross sections and astrophysical reaction rates, systematically calculate uncertainties, and provide additional insights on currently available neutron-induced reaction data. Nuclear reaction calculations are discussed and new results are presented. Due to space limitations, the present paper contains only calculated Maxwellian-averaged cross sections and their uncertainties. The complete data sets for all results are published in the Brookhaven National Laboratory report.

Pritychenko, B. [National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)] [National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States); Mughabghab, S.F. [National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)] [National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

298

Measurement of the WW+WZ Production Cross Section Using the Lepton+Jets Final State at CDF II  

SciTech Connect

We report two complementary measurements of the diboson (WW + WZ) cross section in the final state consisting of an electron or muon, missing transverse energy, and jets, performed using p{bar p} collision data at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The first method uses the dijet invariant mass distribution while the second method uses more of the kinematic information in the event through matrix-element calculations of the signal and background processes and has a higher sensitivity. The result from the second method has a signal significance of 5.4{sigma} and is the first observation of WW + WZ production using this signature. Combining the results from both methods gives {sigma}{sub WW+WZ} = 16.0 {+-} 3.3 pb, in agreement with the standard model prediction.

Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Adelman, J.; /Chicago U., EFI; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua; Amidei, D.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U.; Annovi, A.; /Frascati; Antos, J.; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Apresyan, A.; /Purdue U.; Arisawa, T.; /Waseda U. /Dubna, JINR

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

A Unified Monte Carlo Approach to Fast Neutron Cross Section Data Evaluation - NUCLEAR DATA AND MEASUREMENT SERIES  

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NUCLEAR DATA AND MEASUREMENT SERIES NUCLEAR DATA AND MEASUREMENT SERIES ANL/NDM-166 A Unified Monte Carlo Approach to Fast Neutron Cross Section Data Evaluation Donald L. Smith January 2008 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING DIVISION ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY 9700 SOUTH CASS AVENUE ARGONNE, ILLINOIS 60439, U.S.A. 1 About Argonne National Laboratory Argonne is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357. The Laboratory's main facility is in the suburbs of Chicago at 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439. For information about Argonne National Laboratory see http://www.anl.gov. Availability of this Report This report is available, at no cost, at http://www.osti.gov/bridge. It is also available on paper from the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors, for a processing fee, from:

300

How Many Muons Do We Need to Store in a Ring For Neutrino Cross-Section Measurements?  

SciTech Connect

Analytical estimate of the number of muons that must decay in the straight section of a storage ring to produce a neutrino & anti-neutrino beam of sufficient intensity to facilitate cross-section measurements with a statistical precision of 1%. As we move into the era of precision long-baseline {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} {yields} {bar {nu}}{sub e} measurements there is a growing need to precisely determine the {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub e} cross-sections in the relevant energy range, from a fraction of 1 GeV to a few GeV. This will require {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub e} beams with precisely known fluxes and spectra. One way to produce these beams is to use a storage ring with long straight sections in which muon decays ({mu}{sup -} {yields} e{sup -}{nu}{sub {mu}}{bar {nu}}{sub e} if negative muons are stored, and {nu}{sup +} {yields} e{sup +}{nu}{sub e}{bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} if positive muons are stored) produce the desired beam. The challenge is to capture enough muons in the ring to obtain useful neutrino and anti-neutrino fluxes. Early proposals to use a muon storage ring for neutrino oscillation experiments were based upon injecting 'high energy' charged pions into the ring which then decayed to create stored muons. These proposals were hampered by lack of sufficient intensity to pursue the physics. The Neutrino Factory proposal in 1997 was designed to fix this problem by using a Muon Collider class 'low energy' muon source to capture many more pions at low energy, allow them to decay in an external decay channel, manipulate their phase space to capture as many muons as possible within the acceptance of an accelerator, and then accelerate to the energy of choice before injecting into a specially designed ring with long straight sections. All this technology would do a wonderful job in fixing the intensity problem, but at a price that excludes this solution from being realized in the short term. The question that we are now faced with is whether the older, lower intensity 'parasitic' muon storage ring based on 'high energy' pion decays can, with suitable modification, produce sufficient intensity to measure the desired cross-sections. Fortunately, the intensity requirements for cross-section measurements are less demanding than the corresponding requirements for oscillation measurements, so there is hope. To fuel the discussion, in this note we consider the design goal: how many muons do we need to store?

Geer, Steve; /Fermilab

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Design and producing of fine-group cross section library HENDL3.0/FG for subcritical system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To improve the accuracy of the neutron analyses for subcritical system with thermal fission blanket, a coupled neutron and photon (315 n + 42{gamma}) fine-group cross section library HENDL3.0/FG based on ENDF/B-VII, JEFF3.1 and JENDL3.3 was produced by FDS team. In order to test the availability and reliability of the HENDL3.0/FG data library, shielding and critical safety benchmarks were performed with VisualBUS code. The testing results indicated that the discrepancy between calculation and experimental values of nuclear parameters fell in a reasonable range. It showed that the nuclear data library had accuracy and availability. (authors)

Zou, J.; Zeng, Q.; Xu, D.; Hu, L.; Long, P. [Inst. of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui, 230031 (China); School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, No.350 Shushanhu Road, Shushan District, Hefei, Anhui, 230031 (China)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Near-threshold absolute angle-differential cross sections for electron-impact excitation of argon and xenon  

SciTech Connect

Absolute angle-differential cross sections for electron-impact excitation of argon and xenon atoms to the lowest four np{sup 5}(n+1)s levels, and the 5p{sup 5}5d[7/2]{sub 3} level in xenon, have been measured and calculated as a function of electron energy up to a few eV above threshold at a fixed scattering angle of 135 degree sign . For argon, very good agreement is observed between the experimental data and predictions from a Breit-Pauli B-spline R-matrix (BSR) method, in which nonorthogonal orbital sets are used to optimize the target description. The agreement is still satisfactory for the more complex xenon target, suggesting that predictions from the BSR model should already be sufficiently accurate for many modeling applications. Nevertheless, the remaining discrepancies indicate the need for further refinement of the theoretical model.

Allan, M.; Zatsarinny, O.; Bartschat, K. [Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Fribourg (Switzerland); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa 50311 (United States)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

303

GaSb/GaAs quantum dot formation and demolition studied with cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy study of GaSb/GaAs quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Various nanostructures are observed as a function of the growth parameters. During growth, relaxation of the high local strain fields of the nanostructures plays an important role in their formation. Pyramidal dots with a high Sb content are often accompanied by threading dislocations above them. GaSb ring formation is favored by the use of a thin GaAs first cap layer and a high growth temperature of the second cap layer. At these capping conditions, strain-driven Sb diffusion combined with As/Sb exchange and Sb segregation remove the center of a nanostructure, creating a ring. Clusters of GaSb without a well defined morphology also appear regularly, often with a highly inhomogeneous structure which is sometimes divided up in fragments.

Smakman, E. P.; Garleff, J. K.; Rambabu, P.; Koenraad, P. M. [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven 5612 AZ (Netherlands); Young, R. J.; Hayne, M. [Department of Physics, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB (United Kingdom)

2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

304

Prospects to Measure the Higgs Boson Mass and Cross Section in ee-->ZH Using the Recoil Mass Spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The process ee-->ZH allows to measure the Higgs boson in the recoil mass spectrum against the Z boson without any assumptions on the Higgs boson decay. We performed a full simulation and reconstruction of ee-->ZH using the MOKKA and MARLIN packages describing the LDC detector. The Z is reconstructed from its decays into electrons and muons. The mass of the Higgs boson is set to 120 GeV. Assuming a centre-of-mass energy of 250 GeV and an integrated luminosity of 50/fb the Higgs boson mass and the Higgs-strahlung cross section can be measured with a precision of 120 MeV and 9%, respectively.

W. Lohmann; M. Ohlerich; A. Raspereza; A. Schlicke

2007-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

305

A 4p BaF2 detector for (n,g) cross section measurements at a spallation neutron source  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The quest for improved neutron capture cross sections for advanced reactor concepts, transmutation of radioactive wastes as well as for astrophysical scenarios of neutron capture nucleosynthesis has motivated new experimental efforts based on modern techniques. Recent measurements in the keV region have shown that a 4p BaF2 detector represents an accurate and versatile instrument for such studies. The present work deals with the potential of such a 4p BaF2 detector in combination with spallation neutron sources, which offer large neutron fluxes over a wide energy range. Detailed Monte Carlo simulations with the GEANT package have been performed to investigate the critical backgrounds at a spallation facility, to optimize the detector design, and to discuss alternative solutions.

M. Heil; R. Reifarth; M. M. Fowler; R. C. Haight; F. Kppeler; R. S. Rundberg; E. H. Seabury; J. L. Ullmann; J. B. Wilhelmy; K. Wisshak

2013-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

306

Higgs Boson Production at Hadron Colliders: Differential Cross Section Through Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order  

SciTech Connect

The authors present a calculation of the fully differential cross section for Higgs boson production in the gluon fusion channel through next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. They apply the method introduced in [1] to compute double real emission corrections. The calculation permits arbitrary cuts on the final state in the reaction hh {yields} H + X. it can be easily extended to include decays of the Higgs boson into observable final states. In this Letter, they discuss the most important features of the calculation, and present some examples of physical applications that illustrate the range of observables that can be studied using the result. They compute the NNLO rapidity distribution of the Higgs boson, and also calculate the NNLO rapidity distribution with a veto on jet activity.

Anastasiou, C

2004-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

307

Energy dependence of the /sup 238/U thermal capture cross section. [25 to 450/sup 0/C  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integral activation measurements supported the thermal neutron energy dependence of /sup 238/U assumed in the ENDF/B-IV evaluation. The activation measurements were conducted in a thermally insulated graphite block at the side of the SP Reactor. The block was thermally heated to temperatures up to 450/sup 0/C. In addition to heating, gasolinium filters were used to tailor the neutron spectra incident on the foils. The metallic foils consisted of copper and depleted uranium. Copper served as the 1/v reference. Activation ratios of /sup 238/U to /sup 63/Cu in the tailored spectrum were compared with corresponding ratios in a well thermalized flux at room temperature. The difference in this ratio is strongly dependent on the energy dependence of the /sup 238/U cross section. 8 figures, 1 table.

Baumann, N.P.; Owais, M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

R-Matrix Evaluation of 16O Neutron Cross Sections up to 6.3 MeV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe an evaluation of {sup 16}O neutron cross sections in the resolved resonance region with the multilevel Reich-Moore R-matrix formalism. Resonance analyses were performed with the computer code SAMMY [LA98] which utilizes Bayes method, a generalized least squares technique. Over the years the nuclear community has developed a collection of evaluated nuclear data for applications in thermal, fast reactor, and fusion systems. However, typical neutron spectra in criticality safety applications are different from the spectra relevant to thermal, fast reactor, and fusion systems. In fact, the neutron spectra important for these non-reactor systems appear to peak in the epithermal energy range. Nuclear data play a major role in the calculation of the criticality safety margins for these systems. A thorough examination of how the present collection of nuclear data evaluations behaves in criticality safety calculations is needed. Many older evaluations will probably need to be revised, and new evaluations will be needed. Oxygen is an important element in criticality safety applications where oxides are present in significant abundance. The existing ENDF/B-VI.5 evaluation is expressed in terms of point-wise cross sections derived from the analysis of G. Hale [HA91]. Unfortunately such an evaluation is not directly useful for resonance analysis of data from samples in which oxygen is combined with other elements; for that purpose, Reich-Moore resonance parameters are needed. This paper addresses the task of providing those parameters. In the following sections we discuss the data, resonance analysis procedure, and results.

Sayer, R.O.

2000-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

309

A measurement of the top pair production cross-section in the dilepton channel using lepton plus track selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using 1.1 fb{sup -1} of data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) from Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron, they measure the t{bar t} production cross section in events with two leptons, significant missing transverse energy, and {ge} 2 jets. As the Run II dataset grows, more stringent tests of Standard Model predictions for the top quark sector are becoming possible. The dilepton channel, where both top quarks decay t {yields} Wb {yields} {ell}{nu}b, is of particular interest due to its high purity even in the absence of a b jet 'tagging' requirement. Use of an isolated track as the second lepton significant increases the dilepton acceptance, at the price of some increase in background, particular from W + jets events where one of the jets is identified as a lepton. With the amount of data available, it has been possible to improve the estimate of the contribution from that background, reflected in a reduced systematic uncertainty. Assuming a branching ratio of BR(W {yields} {ell}{nu}) = 10.8% and a top mass of m{sub t} = 175 GeV/c{sup 2}, the measured cross-section is {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} t{bar t}) = 8.3 {+-} 1.3(stat.) {+-} 0.7(syst.) {+-} 0.5(lumi.) pb. The result is consistent with the Standard Model prediction of 6.7{sub -0.9}{sup +0.7} pb and represents a significant improvement in precision over previous results using this selection.

Mills, Corrinne Elaine; /UC, Santa Barbara

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV  

SciTech Connect

We present the measurement of the t{bar t} cross section in the lepton plus jets channel with {ge} 1 and {ge} 2 secondary vertex tags. We use the scalar sum of transverse energies of the event (H{sub T}) to discriminate t{bar t} from the other backgrounds. We also use the transverse mass of the leptonic W-boson (M{sub T}{sup W}) to further reduce the Non-W backgrounds. We use a combination of data and Monte Carlo to estimate the backgrounds from electroweak processes, single top, fake leptons, W+ Light Flavor fake tags, and real W+ Heavy Flavor production. We obtain a value of {sigma} {sub {ge}1} = 8.7{sub -0.9}{sup +0.9}(stat){sub -0.9}{sup +1.2}(sys) pb for the {ge}1 tag cross section, and {sigma}{sub {ge}2} = 8.7{sub -1.6}{sup +1.8}(stat){sub -1.3}{sup +1.9}(sys) pb for the {ge}2 tag cross section. The authors also present a measurement of the t{bar t} cross section by fitting the N{sub jet} spectrum. They combine the =1 and {ge}2 tag cross sections to obtain {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} = 8.9{sub -0.9}{sup +0.9}(stat){sub -1.3}{sup +1.4}(syst)pb.

Rappoccio, Salvatore Rocco; /Harvard U.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Interpretation of ES, CS, and IOS approximations within a translational-internal coupling scheme. II. Application to atom--diatom kinetic cross sections  

SciTech Connect

ES, CS, and IOS approximations to atom--diatom kinetic cross sections are derived. In doing so, reduced S-matrices in a translational-internal coupling scheme are stressed. This entails the insertion of recently obtained approximate reduced S-matrices in the translational-internal coupling scheme into previously derived general expressions for the kinetic cross sections. Of special interest is the structure (rotational j quantum number dependence) of the kinetic cross sections associated with the Senftleben Beenakker effects and of pure internal state relaxation phenomena. The viscomagnetic effect is used as an illustrative example. It is found in particular that there is a great similarity of structure between the energy sudden (and IOS) approximation and the previously derived distorted wave Born results.

Coombe, D.A.; Snider, R.F.

1980-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

312

Measurement of ?_?and \\bar?_?induced neutral current single $?^0$ production cross sections on mineral oil at E_?O(1 GeV)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MiniBooNE reports the first absolute cross sections for neutral current single \\pi^0 production on CH_2 induced by neutrino and antineutrino interactions measured from the largest sets of NC \\pi^0 events collected to date. The principal result consists of differential cross sections measured as functions of \\pi^0 momentum and \\pi^0 angle averaged over the neutrino flux at MiniBooNE. We find total cross sections of (4.76+/-0.05_{stat}+/-0.76_{sys})*10^{-40} cm^2/nucleon at a mean energy of =808 MeV and (1.48+/-0.05_{stat}+/-0.23_{sys})*10^{-40} cm^2/nucleon at a mean energy of =664 MeV for \

The MiniBooNE Collaboration; A. A. Aguilar-Arevalo; C. E. Anderson; A. O. Bazarko; S. J. Brice; B. C. Brown; L. Bugel; J. Cao; L. Coney; J. M. Conrad; D. C. Cox; A. Curioni; Z. Djurcic; D. A. Finley; B. T. Fleming; R. Ford; F. G. Garcia; G. T. Garvey; J. Gonzales; J. Grange; C. Green; J. A. Green; T. L. Hart; E. Hawker; R. Imlay; R. A. Johnson; G. Karagiorgi; P. Kasper; T. Katori; T. Kobilarcik; I. Kourbanis; S. Koutsoliotas; E. M. Laird; S. K. Linden; J. M. Link; Y. Liu; Y. Liu; W. C. Louis; K. B. M. Mahn; W. Marsh; C. Mauger; V. T. McGary; G. McGregor; W. Metcalf; P. D. Meyers; F. Mills; G. B. Mills; J. Monroe; C. D. Moore; J. Mousseau; R. H. Nelson; P. Nienaber; J. A. Nowak; B. Osmanov; S. Ouedraogo; R. B. Patterson; Z. Pavlovic; D. Perevalov; C. C. Polly; E. Prebys; J. L. Raaf; H. Ray; B. P. Roe; A. D. Russell; V. Sandberg; R. Schirato; D. Schmitz; M. H. Shaevitz; F. C. Shoemaker; D. Smith; M. Soderberg; M. Sorel; P. Spentzouris; J. Spitz; I. Stancu; R. J. Stefanski; M. Sung; H. A. Tanaka; R. Tayloe; M. Tzanov; R. G. Van de Water; M. O. Wascko; D. H. White; M. J. Wilking; H. J. Yang; G. P. Zeller; E. D. Zimmerman

2009-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

313

(n,2n) and (n,3n) cross sections of neutron-induced reactions on 150Sm for En from threshold to 35 MeV  

SciTech Connect

Cross-section measurements were made of prompt discrete {gamma}-ray production as a function of incident neutron energy (E{sub n} = 1 to 35 MeV) on a {sup 150}Sm sample fo 1550 mg/cm{sup 2} of Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3} enriched to 95.6% in {sup 150}Sm. Results are compared with enhanced Hauser-Feshbach model calculations including the pre-equilibrium reactions. Energetic neutrons were delivered by the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center facility. The prompt-reaction {gamma} rays were detected with the Compton-suppressed Germanium Array for Neutron Induced Excitations (GEANIE). Incident neutron energies were determined by the time-of-flight technique. Excitation functions for thirteen individual {gamma}-rays up to E{sub x} = 0.8 MeV in {sup 149}Sm and one {gamma}-ray transition between the first excited and ground state in {sup 148}Sm were measured. Partial {gamma}-ray cross sections were calculated using GNASH, an enhanced Hauser-Feshbach statistical nuclear reaction model code, and compared with the experimental results. The particle transmission coefficients were calculated with new systematic 'global' optical model potential parameters. The coupled-channel optical model based on the soft rotor model was employed to calculate the particle transmission coefficients. The pre-equilibrium part of the spin distribution in {sup 150}Sm was calculated using the quantum mechanical theory of Feshbach, Kerman, and Koonin (FKK) and incorporated into the GNASH reaction model code. the partial cross sections for discrete {gamma}-ray cascade paths leading to the ground state in {sup 149}Sm and {sup 148}Sm have been summed (without double counting) to estimate lower limits for reaction cross sections. These lower limits are combined with Hauser-Feshbach model calculations to deduce the reaction channel cross sections. These reaction channel cross sections agree with previously measured experimental and ENDF/B-VII evaluations.

Dashdorj, D; Mitchell, G; Kawano, T; Becker, J; Wu, C; Devlin, M; Fotiades, N; Nelson, R; Kunieda, S

2009-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

314

Final Report on Utilization of TRU TRISO Fuel as Applied to HTR Systems Part II: Prismatic Reactor Cross Section Generation  

SciTech Connect

The deep-burn prismatic high temperature reactor is made up of an annular core loaded with transuranic isotopes and surrounded in the center and in the periphery by reflector blocks in graphite. This disposition creates challenges for the neutronics compared to usual light water reactor calculation schemes. The longer mean free path of neutrons in graphite affects the neutron spectrum deep inside the blocks located next to the reflector. The neutron thermalisation in the graphite leads to two characteristic fission peaks at the inner and outer interfaces as a result of the increased thermal flux seen in those assemblies. Spectral changes are seen at least on half of the fuel blocks adjacent to the reflector. This spectral effect of the reflector may prevent us from successfully using the two step scheme -lattice then core calculation- typically used for light water reactors. We have been studying the core without control mechanisms to provide input for the development of a complete calculation scheme. To correct the spectrum at the lattice level, we have tried to generate cross-sections from supercell calculations at the lattice level, thus taking into account part of the graphite surrounding the blocks of interest for generating the homogenised cross-sections for the full-core calculation. This one has been done with 2 to 295 groups to assess if increasing the number of groups leads to more accurate results. A comparison with a classical single block model has been done. Both paths were compared to a reference calculation done with MCNP. It is concluded that the agreement with MCNP is better with supercells, but that the single block model remains quite close if enough groups are kept for the core calculation. 26 groups seems to be a good compromise between time and accu- racy. However, some trials with depletion have shown huge variations of the isotopic composition across a block next to the reflector. It may imply that at least an in- core depletion for the number density calculation may be necessary in the complete calculation scheme.

Vincent Descotes

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Measurement of the t anti-t production cross-section at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using lifetime tagging  

SciTech Connect

A measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section in the lepton+jets channels with the D0 detector at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using the lifetime-tagging techniques is presented. The t{bar t} cross section is estimated from the combination of the e+jets and {mu}+jets channels. The obtained result {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} = 7.47{sub -1.14}{sup +1.22}(stat){sub -1.03}{sup +1.65}(syst) {+-} 0.49(lumi) pb is consistent with the Standard Model expectation.

Khanov, Alexander; /Rochester U.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Measuring light-ion production and fission cross sections versus elastic np-scattering at the upcoming NFS facility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Medley setup is planned to be moved to and used at the new neutron facility NFS where measurements of light-ion production and fission cross-sections are planned at 1-40 MeV. Medley has eight detector telescopes providing Delta E-Delta E-E data, each consisting of two silicon detectors and a CsI(Tl) detector at the back. The telescope setup is rotatable and can be made to cover any angle. Medley has previously been used in many measurements at The Svedberg Laboratory (TSL) in Uppsala mainly with a quasi-mono-energetic neutron beam at 96 and 175 MeV. To be able to do measurements at NFS, which will have a white neutron beam, Medley needs to detect the reaction products with a high temporal resolution providing the ToF of the primary neutron. In this paper we discuss the design of the Medley upgrade along with simulations of the setup. We explore the use of Parallel Plate Avalanche Counters (PPACs) which work very well for detecting fission fragments but require more consideration for detecting deeply penetrating particles.

K. Jansson; C. Gustavsson; S. Pomp; A. V. Prokofiev; G. Scian; D. Tarro; U. Tippawan

2013-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrocarbon prospect mapping using balanced cross sections and gravity modeling, Onin and Kumawa Peninsulas, Irian Jaya, Indonesia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Exploration field geology mapping and acquisition of gravity data has been conducted on 26 surveyed traverse lines totaling approximately 650 line km across the Onin and Kumawa peninsulas of western Irian Jaya. The predominant surface outcrop is karstified New Guinea Limestone with a maximum thickness of 2150 m, which precludes the use of seismic data. The integrated use of field geology data, balanced cross sections, and gravity modeling has, however, enabled identification of two giant hydrocarbon prospects. The Onin and Kumawa peninsulas lie at the margin of Jurassic age rift faulting associated with the Australian northwest shelf. Jurassic rift sands of the Lower Kembelangan Formation are the primary reservoir target. During the Pliocene-Pleistocene collision of the Australian plate and the Banda are inverted sections of the rift system including the Onin and Kumawa peninsulas. A better understanding of the regional structure was gained by integrating the Mobil Oil gravity data (1992) and that collected by Shell Oil in the 1950s in the structurally less-deformed Bomberai region east of Onin and Kumawa. Bouguer reduction was carried out using a density of 2.4 gm/cc and GRS67 and IGSN71 formulas. Spectral analyses indicate that basement is at a depth of about 3 km in the Onin area and at about 6 km in the Bomberai area. The Bomberai and Onin-Kumawa regions are separated from one another by a steep southeast-southwest-striking gravity gradient, which may mark a change of lithology.

Untung, M.; Budiman, S.I.; Nasution, J.; Mirnanda, E. (Geological Research and Development Centre, Bandung (Indonesia)); Sirodj, E.G.; Henage, L.F. (Mobil Oil Indonesia, Jakarta (Indonesia))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Urinary trichloroacetic acid levels and semen quality: A hospital-based cross-sectional study in Wuhan, China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Toxicological studies indicate an association between exposure to disinfection by-products (DBPs) and impaired male reproductive health in animals. However, epidemiological evidence in humans is still limited. We conducted a hospital-based cross-sectional study to investigate the effect of exposure to DBPs on semen quality in humans. Between May 2008 and July 2008, we recruited 418 male partners in sub-fertile couples seeking infertility medical instruction or assisted reproduction services from the Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, China. Major semen parameters analyzed included sperm concentration, motility, and morphology. Exposure to DBPs was estimated by their urinary creatinine-adjusted trichloroacetic (TCAA) concentrations that were measured with the gas chromatography/electron capture detection method. We used linear regression to assess the relationship between exposure to DBPs and semen quality. According to the World Health Organization criteria (health in Chinese populations still warrants further investigations. - Research highlights: {yields} No association between DBPs exposure and semen quality was found. {yields} Effects of DBPs exposure on male reproductive health need further investigations. {yields} Intra-individual variability of urinary TCAA should be considered in the future.

Xie, Shao-Hua [Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 13 Hangkong Road, 430030 Wuhan (China) [Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 13 Hangkong Road, 430030 Wuhan (China); The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Li, Yu-Feng [Reproductive Medicine Center, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China)] [Reproductive Medicine Center, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Tan, Yin-Feng [Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 13 Hangkong Road, 430030 Wuhan (China) [Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 13 Hangkong Road, 430030 Wuhan (China); The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Zheng, Dan [The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China) [The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Institute of Environmental Medicine, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Liu, Ai-Lin; Xie, Hong [Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 13 Hangkong Road, 430030 Wuhan (China) [Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 13 Hangkong Road, 430030 Wuhan (China); The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); and others

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute high-resolution Se{sup +} photoionization cross-section measurements with Rydberg-series analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Absolute single photoionization cross-section measurements for Se{sup +} ions were performed at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory using the photo-ion merged-beams technique. Measurements were made at a photon energy resolution of 5.5 meV from 17.75 to 21.85 eV spanning the 4s{sup 2}4p{sup 3} {sup 4}S{sub 3/2}{sup o} ground-state ionization threshold and the {sup 2}P{sub 3/2}{sup o},{sup 2}P{sub 1/2}{sup o},{sup 2}D{sub 5/2}{sup o}, and{sup 2}D{sub 3/2}{sup o} metastable state thresholds. Extensive analysis of the complex resonant structure in this region identified numerous Rydberg series of resonances and obtained the Se{sup 2+} 4s{sup 2}4p{sup 23}P{sub 2} and 4s{sup 2}4p{sup 21}S{sub 0} state energies. In addition, particular attention was given to removing significant effects in the measurements due to a small percentage of higher-order undulator radiation.

Esteves, D. A. [University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Physics, MS 0220, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States); Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Bilodeau, R. C. [Western Michigan University, MS 5252, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 (United States); Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Sterling, N. C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, 3248, Biomedical Physical Sciences, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-2320 (United States); Phaneuf, R. A. [University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Physics, MS 0220, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States); Kilcoyne, A. L. D.; Red, E. C.; Aguilar, A. [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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BMC Nursing BioMed Central Research article Perimenopausal contraception in Turkish women: A cross-sectional  

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which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Background: Epidemiologic research has shown that perimenopausal contraception is an important medical issue, because women during the perimenopause still need effective contraception. The objective of the study was to assess the contraceptive choices of perimenopausal Turkish women. Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study that in a non random fashion recruited 202 perimenopausal and naturally menopausal women who lived in a suburban area of Istanbul. Women who took part were aged between 4559 years old. Chief database used to identify the suitable participants in the district. Subjects who voluntarily participated in the study were interviewed in their homes by the researcher. The analysis of the data was evaluated using percentages. Results: The percentage of sexually active women among the participants was 87.6%. A large majority 80.2 % of the participants did not have any idea of when they should bring contraception to an end. The method most commonly used was withdrawal (Coitus Interruptus), represented by 38.8%. In regard to the participants ' choices of medical contraception, those being

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2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision measurement of charged pion and kaon differential cross sections in electron-positron annihilation at Q = 10.52 GeV  

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Measurements of inclusive differential cross sections for charged pion and kaon production in electron-positron annihilation have been carried out at a center-of-mass energy of Q = 10.52 GeV. The measurements were performed with the Belle detector at the KEKB electron-positron collider using a data sample containing 113 million e+e- -> qqbar events, where q={u,d,s,c}. We present charge-integrated differential cross sections d\\sigma_h+-/dz for h+- = pi+-, K+- as a function of the relative hadron energy z = 2*E_h / sqrt{s} from 0.2 to 0.98. The combined statistical and systematic uncertainties for pi+- (K+-) are 4% (4%) at z ~ 0.6 and 15% (24%) at z ~ 0.9. The cross sections are the first measurements of the z-dependence of pion and kaon production for z > 0.7 as well as the first precision cross section measurements at a center-of-mass energy far below the Z^0 resonance used by the experiments at LEP and SLC.

Belle Collaboration; M. Leitgab; R. Seidl; M. Grosse Perdekamp; A. Vossen; I. Adachi; H. Aihara; D. M. Asner; V. Aulchenko; T. Aushev; A. M. Bakich; B. Bhuyan; A. Bondar; A. Bozek; M. Bra?ko; J. Brodzicka; T. E. Browder; V. Chekelian; A. Chen; P. Chen; B. G. Cheon; K. Chilikin; K. Cho; V. Chobanova; Y. Choi; D. Cinabro; J. Dalseno; Z. Drsal; D. Dutta; S. Eidelman; D. Epifanov; H. Farhat; J. E. Fast; V. Gaur; N. Gabyshev; R. Gillard; F. Giordano; Y. M. Goh; B. Golob; J. Haba; K. Hayasaka; H. Hayashii; Y. Hoshi; W. -S. Hou; Y. B. Hsiung; H. J. Hyun; T. Iijima; A. Ishikawa; R. Itoh; W. W. Jacobs; T. Julius; J. H. Kang; P. Kapusta; E. Kato; T. Kawasaki; H. J. Kim; H. O. Kim; J. B. Kim; J. H. Kim; M. J. Kim; J. Klucar; B. R. Ko; P. Kody; R. T. Kouzes; P. Krian; P. Krokovny; R. Kumar; T. Kumita; Y. -J. Kwon; J. S. Lange; S. -H. Lee; Y. Li; Z. Q. Liu; D. Liventsev; D. Matvienko; K. Miyabayashi; H. Miyata; R. Mizuk; A. Moll; N. Muramatsu; E. Nakano; M. Nakao; Z. Natkaniec; M. Nayak; E. Nedelkovska; C. Ng; N. Nellikunnummel; O. Nitoh; A. Ogawa; S. Ogawa; T. Ohshima; S. Okuno; S. L. Olsen; C. Oswald; P. Pakhlov; H. Park; H. K. Park; T. K. Pedlar; R. Pestotnik; M. Petri?; L. E. Piilonen; M. Rhrken; H. Sahoo; Y. Sakai; S. Sandilya; L. Santelj; T. Sanuki; Y. Sato; O. Schneider; G. Schnell; C. Schwanda; K. Senyo; O. Seon; M. E. Sevior; M. Shapkin; C. P. Shen; T. -A. Shibata; J. -G. Shiu; B. Shwartz; A. Sibidanov; F. Simon; P. Smerkol; Y. -S. Sohn; A. Sokolov; E. Solovieva; M. Stari?; M. Sumihama; T. Sumiyoshi; G. Tatishvili; Y. Teramoto; T. Tsuboyama; M. Uchida; T. Uglov; Y. Unno; S. Uno; Y. Usov; C. Van Hulse; G. Varner; V. Vorobyev; M. N. Wagner; C. H. Wang; J. Wang; M. -Z. Wang; P. Wang; M. Watanabe; Y. Watanabe; K. M. Williams; E. Won; Y. Yamashita; V. Zhilich; V. Zhulanov

2013-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of sustaining a radial electric field and poloidal plasma rotation over most of the cross-section of a tokamak  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A radial electric field of a desired magnitude and configuration is created hroughout a substantial portion of the cross-section of the plasma of a tokamak. The radial electric field is created by injection of a unidirectional electron beam. The magnitude and configuration of the radial electric field may be controlled by the strength of the toroidal magnetic field of the tokamak.

Darrow, Douglass S. (Plainsboro, NJ); Ono, Masayuki (Princeton Jct., NJ)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total cross sections of K$sup -$p and K$sup -$d from 411 to 1065 MeV/c  

SciTech Connect

Total cross sections of K$sup -$p and K$sup -$d were measured between 411 and 1065 MeV/c with high statistical precision. In addition to the well known $lambda$(1690), $Sigma$(1765) and the $Sigma$(1670), the data show indications of several possible structures in both I = 0 and I = 1 isotopic spin states. (auth)

Carroll, A.S.; Chiang, I.H.; Kycia, T.F.; Li, K.K.; Mazur, P.O.; Michael, D.N.; Mockett, P.; Rahm, D.C.; Rubinstein, R.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the 33S(?,p)36Cl cross section: Implications for production of 36Cl in the early Solar System  

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Short-lived radionuclides (SLRs) with lifetimes \\tau Solar System formed over 4.5 billion years ago. Identifying the sources of SLRs is important for understanding the timescales of Solar System formation and processes that occurred early in its history. Extinct 36Cl (t_1/2 = 0.301 Ma) is thought to have been produced by interaction of solar energetic particles (SEPs), emitted by the young Sun, with gas and dust in the nascent Solar System. However, models that calculate SLR production in the early Solar System (ESS) lack experimental data for the 36Cl production reactions. We present here the first measurement of the cross section of one of the main 36Cl production reactions, 33S(\\alpha,p)36Cl, in the energy range 0.70 - 2.42 MeV/A. The cross section measurement was performed by bombarding a target and collecting the recoiled 36Cl atoms produced in the reaction, chemically processing the samples, and measuring the 36Cl/Cl ratio of the activated samples with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The experimental results were found to be systematically higher than the cross sections used in previous local irradiation models and other Hauser-Feshbach calculated predictions. However, the effects of the experimentally measured cross sections on the modeled production of 36Cl in the early Solar System were found to be minimal. Reactions channels involving S targets dominate 36Cl production, but the astrophysical event parameters can dramatically change each reactions' relative contribution.

Matthew Bowers; Yoav Kashiv; William Bauder; Mary Beard; Philippe Collon; Wenting Lu; Karen Ostdiek; Daniel Robertson

2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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3D geological modelling from boreholes, cross-sections and geological maps, application over former natural gas storages in coal mines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a wide range of applications involving geological modelling, geological data available at low cost usually consist of documents such as cross-sections or geological maps and punctual data like borehole logs or outcrop descriptions. In order to build ... Keywords: 3D geological modelling, Data structuration, GIS, Geomodeler

Olivier Kaufmann; Thierry Martin

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 562 (2006) 771773 Measurements of (n,a) cross-section of small samples using  

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 562 (2006) 771­773 Measurements of (n National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC), Upton, NY 11973-5000, USA d CEA-DAM, BP 12, 91680 Bruye(n,a)3 H cross-section as a feasibility test for further work. The LSDS consists of a 1.2 m cube of lead

Danon, Yaron

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Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 59, No. 2, August 2011, pp. 17451748 Molybdenum and Zirconium Neutron Total Cross Section Measurements in  

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Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 59, No. 2, August 2011, pp. 17451748 Molybdenum and Zirconium Neutron Total Cross Section Measurements in the Energy Range of 0.5 to 20 MeV M. J. Rapp, Y. Danon April 2010) Neutron transmission measurements were made on natural molybdenum and zirconium samples

Danon, Yaron

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Compact Cross-Dipole Sonic (CXD) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

2010 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Online Internet link for Compact Cross-Dipole Sonic (CXD) Citation Weatherford. Compact Cross-Dipole...

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A Method for Estimating the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Dissipation Rate from a Vertically Pointing Doppler Lidar, and Independent Evaluation from Balloon-Borne In Situ Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method of estimating dissipation rates from a vertically pointing Doppler lidar with high temporal and spatial resolution has been evaluated by comparison with independent measurements derived from a balloon-borne sonic anemometer. This method ...

Ewan J. OConnor; Anthony J. Illingworth; Ian M. Brooks; Christopher D. Westbrook; Robin J. Hogan; Fay Davies; Barbara J. Brooks

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of cross-section data for gas production from vanadium and {sup 26}AL from silicon carbide in a D-T fusion reactor.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Current designs of fusion-reactor systems seek to use radiation-resistant, low-activation materials that support long service lifetimes and minimize radioactive-waste problems after decommissioning. Reliable assessment of fusion materials performance requires accurate neutron-reaction cross sections and radioactive-decay constants. The problem areas usually involve cross sections since decay parameters tend to be better known. The present study was motivated by two specific questions: (i) Why are the {sup 51}V(n,np){sup 50}Ti cross section values in the ENDF/B-VI library so large (a gas production issue)? (ii) How well known are the cross sections associated with producing 7.4 x 10{sup 5} y {sup 26}Al in silicon carbide by the process {sup 28}Si(n,np+d){sup 27} Al(n,2n){sup 26}Al (a long-lived radioactivity issue)? The energy range 14-15 MeV of the D-T fusion neutrons is emphasized. Cross-section error bars are needed so that uncertainties in the gas and radioactivity generated over the lifetime of a reactor can be estimated. We address this issue by comparing values obtained from prominent evaluated cross-section libraries. Small differences between independent evaluations indicate that a physical quantity is well known while the opposite signals a problem. Hydrogen from {sup 51}V(n,p){sup 51}Ti and helium from {sup 51}V(n,{alpha}){sup 48}Sc are also important sources of gas in vanadium, so they too were examined. We conclude that {sup 51}V(n,p){sup 51}Ti is adequately known but {sup 51}V(n,np+d){sup 50}Ti is not. The status for helium generation data is quite good. Due to recent experimental work, {sup 27}Al(n,2n){sup 26}Al seems to be fairly well known. However, the situation for {sup 28}Si(n,np+d){sup 27}Al remains unsatisfactory.

Gomes, I. C.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the electroweak top quark production cross section and the CKM matrix element Vtb with the D0 experiment  

SciTech Connect

At particle accelerators the Standard Model has been tested and will be tested further to a great precision. The data analyzed in this thesis have been collected at the world's highest energetic-collider, the Tevatron, located at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) in the vicinity of Chicago, IL, USA. There, protons and antiprotons are collided at a center-of-mass energy of {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The discovery of the top quark was one of the remarkable results not only for the CDF and D0 experiments at the Tevatron collider, but also for the Standard Model, which had predicted the existence of the top quark because of symmetry arguments long before already. Still, the Tevatron is the only facility able to produce top quarks. The predominant production mechanism of top quarks is the production of a top-antitop quark pair via the strong force. However, the Standard Model also allows the production of single top quarks via the electroweak interaction. This process features the unique opportunity to measure the |V{sub tb}| matrix element of the Cabbibo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix directly, without assuming unitarity of the matrix or assuming that the number of quark generations is three. Hence, the measurement of the cross section of electroweak top quark production is more than the technical challenge to extract a physics process that only occurs one out of ten billion collisions. It is also an important test of the V-A structure of the electroweak interaction and a potential window to physics beyond the Standard Model in the case where the measurement of |V{sub tb}| would result in a value significantly different from 1, the value predicted by the Standard Model. At the Tevatron two production processes contribute significantly to the production of single top quarks: the production via the t-channel, also called W-gluon fusion, and the production via the s-channel, known as well as W* process. This analysis searches for the combined s+t channel production cross section, assuming the ratio of s-channel production over t-channel production is realized in nature as predicted by the Standard Model. A data set of approximately 1 fb{sup -1} is analyzed, the data set used by the D0 collaboration to claim evidence for single top quark production. Events with two, three, and four jets are used in the analysis if they contain one or two jets that were tagged as originating from the decay of a b hadron, an isolated muon or electron, and a significant amount of missing transverse energy. This selection of events follows the signature that the single top quark events are expected to show in the detector. In the meantime, both collaborations D0 and CDF have analyzed a larger data set and have celebrated the joint observation of single top quark production. The novelty of the analysis presented here is the way discriminating observables are determined. A so-called Multi-Process Factory evaluates each event under several hypotheses. A common analysis technique for example in top quark properties studies is to reconstruct the intermediate particles in the decay chain of the signal process from the final state objects measured in the various subdetectors. An essential part of such a method is to resolve the ambiguities that arise in the assignment of the final state objects to the partons of the decay chain. In a Multi-Process Factory this approach is extended and not only the decay chain of the signal process is reconstructed, but also the decay chains of the most important background processes. From the numerous possible event configurations for each of the signal and background decay chains the most probable configuration is selected based on a likelihood measure. Properties of this configuration, such as mass of the reconstructed top quark, are then used in a multivariate analysis technique to separate the expected signal contribution from the background processes. The technique which is used is called Boosted Decision Trees and has only recently been introduced in high energy physics analyses. A Bayesian approach is use

Kirsch, Matthias; /Aachen, Tech. Hochsch.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-electron-capture cross sections by alpha-particles from ground state K(4s) and Rb(5s): A molecular-state approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cross sections for single-electron capture by {alpha}-particles from ground state K and Rb were calculated in the low-to-intermediate energy region by employing the molecular expansion method in the framework of impact parameter formulation. The colliding partners are treated as a pseudo-one-electron system and the technique of the pseudopotential is used to account for their mutual interactions. The molecular wave function of the quasimolecule formed during the collision is expanded in terms of basis sets of atomic orbitals on two centers. The resulting coupled equations are solved semiclassically where a straight-line trajectory describes the relative motion of the two nuclei. The effect of electron translation is also suitably incorporated. The calculated cross sections, both total and partial, are presented and compared with the available experimental measurements.

Kumar, A.; Saha, B.C.; Weatherford, C.A. [Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States). Dept. of Physics

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Post irradiation experiment analysis using the APOLLO2 deterministic tool. Validation of JEFF-3.1.1 thermal and epithermal actinides neutron induced cross sections through MELUSINE experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two different experiments performed in the 8 MWth MELUSINE experimental power pool reactor aimed at analyzing 1 GWd/t spent fuel pellets doped with several actinides. The goal was to measure the averaged neutron induced capture cross section in two very different neutron spectra (a PWR-like and an under-moderated one). This paper summarizes the combined deterministic APOLLO2-stochastic TRIPOLI4 analysis using the JEFF-3.1.1 European nuclear data library. A very good agreement is observed for most of neutron induced capture cross section of actinides and a clear underestimation for the {sup 241}Am(n,{gamma}) as an accurate validation of its associated isomeric ratio are emphasized. Finally, a possible huge resonant fluctuation (factor of 2.7 regarding to the 1=0 resonance total orbital momenta) is suggested for isomeric ratio. (authors)

Bernard, D.; Fabbris, O. [CEA, DEN, SPRC, Laboratoire d'Etudes de Physique, F-13108 Saint Paul Lez Durance (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the inclusive jet cross section in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV  

SciTech Connect

We present a measurement of the inclusive jet cross section using the Run II cone algorithm and data collected by the D0 experiment in p{bar p} collisions at a center-of-mass energy {radical}s = 1.96 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.70 fb{sup -1}. The jet energy calibration and the method used to extract the inclusive jet cross section are described. We discuss the main uncertainties, which are dominated by the jet energy scale uncertainty. The results cover jet transverse momenta from 50 GeV to 600 GeV with jet rapidities in the range -2.4 to 2.4 and are compared to predictions using recent proton parton distribution functions. Studies of correlations between systematic uncertainties in transverse momentum and rapidity are presented.

Abazov V. M.; Abbott B.; Acharya B. S.; Adams M.; Adams T.; Alexeev G. D.; Alkhazov G.; Alton A.; Alverson G.; Alves G. A.; Aoki M.; Askew A.; Asman B.; Atkins S.; Atramentov O.; Augsten K.; Avila C.; BackusMayes J.; Badaud F.; Bagby L.; Baldin B.; Bandurin D. V.; Banerjee S.; Barberis E.; Baringer P.; Barreto J.; Bartlett J. F.; Bassler U.; Bazterra V.; Bean A.; Begalli M.; Belanger-Champagne C.; Bellantoni L.; Beri S. B.; Bernardi G.; Bernhard R.; Bertram I.; Besancon M.; Beuselinck R.; Bezzubov V. A.; Bhat P. C.; Bhatnagar V.; Blazey G.; Blessing S.; Bloom K.; Boehnlein A.; Boline D.; Boos E. E.; Borissov G.; Bose T.; Brandt A.; Brandt O.; Brock R.; Brooijmans G.; Bross A.; Brown D.; Brown J.; Bu X. B.; Buehler M.; Buescher V.; Bunichev V.; Burdin S.; Burnett T. H.; Buszello C. P.; Calpas B.; Camacho-Perez E.; Carrasco-Lizarraga M. A.; Casey B. C. K.; Castilla-Valdez H.; Chakrabarti S.; Chakraborty D.; Chan K. M.; Chandra A.; Chapon E.; Chen G.; Chevalier-Thery S.; Cho D. K.; Cho S. W.; Choi S.; Choudhary B.; Cihangir S.; Claes D.; Clutter J.; Cooke M.; Cooper W. E.; Corcoran M.; Couderc F.; Cousinou M-C.; Croc A.; Cutts D.; Das A.; Davies G.; De K.; de Jong S. J.; De La Cruz-Burelo E.; Deliot F.; Demina R.; Denisov D.; Denisov S. P.; Desai S.; Deterre C.; DeVaughan K.; Diehl H. T.; Diesburg M.; Ding P. F.; Dominguez A.; Dorland T.; Dubey A.; Dudko L. V.; Duggan D.; Duperrin A.; Dutt S.; Dyshkant A.; Eads M.; Edmunds D.; Ellison J.; Elvira V. D.; Enari Y.; Evans H.; Evdokimov A.; Evdokimov V. N.; Facini G.; Ferbel T.; Fiedler F.; Filthaut F.; Fisher W.; Fisk H. E.; Fortner M.; Fox H.; Fuess S.; Garcia-Bellido A.; Garcia-Guerra G. A.; Gavrilov V.; Gay P.; Geng W.; Gerbaudo D.; Gerber C. E.; Gershtein Y.; Gillberg D.; Ginther G.; Golovanov G.; Goussiou A.; Grannis P. D.; Greder S.; Greenlee H.; Greenwood Z. D.; Gregores E. M.; Grenier G.; Gris Ph.; Grivaz J-F.; Grohsjean A.; Gruenendahl S.; Gruenewald M. W.; Guillemin T.; Gutierrez G.; Gutierrez P.; Haas A.; Hagopian S.; Haley J.; Han L.; Harder K.; Harel A.; Hauptman J. M.; Hays J.; Head T.; Hebbeker T.; Hedin D.; Hegab H.; Hegeman J. G.; Heinson A. P.; Heintz U.; Hensel C.; Heredia-De La Cruz I.; Herner K.; Hesketh G.; Hildreth M. D.; Hirosky R.; Hoang T.; Hobbs J. D.; Hoeneisen B.; Hohlfeld M.; Hubacek Z.; Hynek V.; Iashvili I.; Ilchenko Y.; Illingworth R.; Ito A. S.; Jabeen S.; Jaffre M.; Jamin D.; Jayasinghe A.; Jesik R.; Johns K.; Johnson M.; Jonckheere A.; Jonsson P.; Joshi J.; Jung A. W.; Juste A.; Kaadze K.; Kajfasz E.; Karmanov D.; Kasper P. A.; Katsanos I.; Kehoe R.; Kermiche S.; Khalatyan N.; Khanov A.; Kharchilava A.; Kharzheev Y. N.; Kohli J. M.; Kozelov A. V.; Kraus J.; Kulikov S.; Kumar A.; Kupco A.; Kurca T.; Kuzmin V. A.; Kvita J.; Lammers S.; Landsberg G.; Lebrun P.; Lee H. S.; Lee S. W.; Lee W. M.; Lellouch J.; Li L.; Li Q. Z.; Lietti S. M.; Lim J. K.; Lincoln D.; Linnemann J.; Lipaev V. V.; Lipton R.; Liu Y.; Lobodenko A.; Lokajicek M.; de Sa R. Lopes; Lubatti H. J.; Luna-Garcia R.; Lyon A. L.; Maciel A. K. A.; Mackin D.; Madar R.; Magana-Villalba R.; Makovec N.; Malik S.; Malyshev V. L.; Maravin Y.; Martinez-Ortega J.; McCarthy R.; McGivern C. L.; Meijer M. M.; Melnitchouk A.; Menezes D.; Mercadante P. G.; Merkin M.; Meyer A.; Meyer J.; et al.

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

335

Production cross section of At radionuclides from $^{7}$Li+$^{\\textrm{nat}}$Pb and $^{9}$Be+$^{\\textrm{nat}}$Tl reactions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Earlier we reported theoretical studies on the probable production of astatine radionuclides from $^{6,7}$Li and $^{9}$Be-induced reactions on natural lead and thalliun targets, respectively. For the first time, in this report, production of astatine radionuclides has been investigated experimentally with two heavy ion induced reactions: $^{9}$Be+$^{\\textrm{nat}}$Tl and $^{7}$Li+$^{\\textrm{nat}}$Pb. Formation cross sections of the evaporation residues, $^{207,208,209,210}$At, produced in (HI, xn) channel, have been measured by the stacked-foil technique followed by the off-line $\\gamma$-spectrometry at the low incident energies ($<$50 MeV). Measured excitation functions have been explained in terms of compound nuclear reaction mechanism using Weisskopf-Ewing and Hauser-Feshbach model. Absolute cross section values are lower than the respective theoretical predictions.

Moumita Maiti; Susanta Lahiri

2011-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

336

Measurement of the electromagnetic dissociation cross section of Pb nuclei at $\\sqrt{s_{\\rm NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electromagnetic dissociation of heavy nuclei in ultra-peripheral interactions at high energies can be used to monitor the beam luminosity at colliders. In ALICE neutrons emitted by the excited nuclei close to beam rapidity are detected by the Zero Degree Calorimeters (ZDCs), providing a precise measurement of the event rate. During the 2010 Pb run, a dedicated data taking was performed triggering on electromagnetic processes with the ZDCs. These data, combined with the results from a Van der Meer scan, allowed to measure the electromagnetic dissociation cross-section of Pb nuclei at $\\sqrt{s_{\\rm NN}}$~=~2.76~TeV. Experimental results on various cross-sections are presented together with a comparison to the available predictions.

C. Oppedisano; the ALICE Collaboration

2011-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

337

Assessment of Degree of Applicability of Benchmarks for Gadolinium Using KENO V.a and the 238-Group SCALE Cross-Section Library  

SciTech Connect

A review of the degree of applicability of benchmarks containing gadolinium using the computer code KENO V.a and the gadolinium cross sections from the 238-group SCALE cross-section library has been performed for a system that contains {sup 239}Pu, H{sub 2}O, and Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The system (practical problem) is a water-reflected spherical mixture that represents a dry-out condition on the bottom of a sludge receipt and adjustment tank around steam coils. Due to variability of the mixture volume and the H/{sup 239}Pu ratio, approximations to the practical problem, referred to as applications, have been made to envelop possible ranges of mixture volumes and H/{sup 239}Pu ratios. A newly developed methodology has been applied to determine the degree of applicability of benchmarks as well as the penalty that should be added to the safety margin due to insufficient benchmarks.

Goluoglu, S.

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Determination of the cross sections of (n,2n), (n,gamma) nuclear reactions on germanium isotopes at the energy of neutrons 13.96 MeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The cross sections of 70Ge(n,2n)69Ge, 72Ge(n,2n)71Ge, 76Ge(n,gamma)77(g+0.21m)Ge, 76Ge(n,2n)75Ge nuclear reactions were measured at the energy of neutrons 13.96(6) MeV by activation method with gamma-ray and X-ray spectra studies.

S. V. Begun; O. G. Druzheruchenko; O. O. Pupirina; V. K. Tarakanov

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

339

Impact of elliptical cross-section on the propagation delay of multi-channel gate-all-around MOSFET based inverters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-channel (MC) gate-all-around (GAA) metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) is one of the promising candidates for the next-generation high performance devices. However, due to fabrication imperfections the cross-section of GAA ... Keywords: Effective diameter, Gate-all-around (GAA), Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET), Multi-channel, Propagation delay, Scaling

Subindu Kumar, Shankaranand Jha

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Level structure and production cross section of {sub {Xi}}{sup 12} Be studied with coupled-channels antisymmetrized molecular dynamics  

SciTech Connect

A theoretical framework of coupled-channels antisymmetrized molecular dynamics that describes the multistrangeness system with mixing between different baryon species is developed and applied to {sub {Lambda}}{sup 12}C and {sub {Xi}}{sup 12}Be. By introducing a minor modification to the YN G-matrix interaction derived from the Nijmegen model-D, the low-lying level structure and production cross section of {sub {Lambda}}{sup 12}C are reasonably described. It is found that the low-lying states of {sub {Xi}}{sup 12}Be are dominated by the {sup 11}B {circle_times} {Xi}{sup -} channel and their order strongly depends on {Xi}N effective interactions used in the calculation. The calculated peak position of the production cross section depends on the {Xi}N effective interaction and the magnitude of spin-flip and non-spin-flip cross sections of K{sup -}p{yields}K{sup +}{Xi}{sup -} elemental processes. We suggest that the {sup 12}C(K{sup -},K{sup +}){sub {Xi}}{sup 12}Be reaction possibly provides us information about the {Xi}N interaction.

Matsumiya, H.; Tsubakihara, K.; Kimura, M.; Dote, A.; Ohnishi, A. [Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 001-0021 (Japan); Creative Research Institution (CRIS), Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810 (Japan); Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, KEK, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The direct observation of the top quark was first achieved at the Tevatron proton anti-proton collider at Fermilab. This discovery completed the third generation quark sector where the top quark is expected to accompany the bottom quark in the weak isospin doublet. This dissertation discusses the experimental verification of the production cross section as predicted by the Standard Model. A measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section using 107.9 pb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab between March of 2003 and June of 2003 is presented. The measurement focuses on the t{bar t} production in the ''lepton plus jets'' final state in which one of the W bosons from the t{bar t} decay subsequently decays leptonically to an electron or a muon, and the other decays hadronically. The B-tagging technique which utilizes the precision silicon detector tracking is used to enhance the signal for t{bar t} events relative to the background through identification of the bottom quark from its measurable lifetime. The t{bar t} production cross section is measured to be {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} = 4.5 {+-} 1.4(stat) {+-} 0.8(sys) pb.

Ray, Heather Lynn; /Michigan U.

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Measurement of the ttbar Production Cross Section in ppbar Collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV using Soft Electron b-Tagging  

SciTech Connect

We present a measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using a data sample corresponding to 1.7 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab. We reconstruct t{bar t} events in the lepton+jets channel, consisting of e{nu}+jets and {mu}{nu}+jets final states. The dominant background is the production of W bosons in association with multiple jets. To suppress this background, we identify electrons from the semileptonic decay of heavy-flavor jets ('soft electron tags'). From a sample of 2196 candidate events, we obtain 120 tagged events with a background expectation of 51 {+-} 3 events, corresponding to a cross section of {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} = 7.8 {+-} 2.4 (stat) {+-} 1.6 (syst) {+-} 0.5 (lumi) pb. We assume a top-quark mass of 175 GeV/c{sup 2}. This is the first measurement of the t{bar t} cross section with soft electron tags in Run II of the Tevatron.

Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Adelman, J.; /Chicago U., EFI; Akimoto, T.; /Tsukuba U.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua; Amidei, D.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U.; Annovi, A.; /Frascati; Antos, J.; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Apresyan, A.; /Purdue U. /Waseda U.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Measurement of Particle Production and Inclusive Differential Cross Sections in pbar{p} Collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report a set of measurements of particle production in inelastic pbar{p} collisions collected with a minimum-bias trigger at the Tevatron Collider with the CDF II experiment. The inclusive charged particle transverse momentum differential cross section is measured, with improved precision, over a range about ten times wider than in previous measurements. The former modeling of the spectrum appears to be incompatible with the high particle momenta observed. The dependence of the charged particle transverse momentum on the event particle multiplicity is analyzed to study the various components of hadron interactions. This is one of the observable variables most poorly reproduced by the available Monte Carlo generators. A first measurement of the event transverse energy sum differential cross section is also reported. A comparison with a Pythia prediction at the hadron level is performed. The inclusive charged particle differential production cross section is fairly well reproduced only in the transverse momentum range available from previous measurements. At higher momentum the agreement is poor. The transverse energy sum is poorly reproduced over the whole spectrum. The dependence of the charged particle transverse momentum on the particle multiplicity needs the introduction of more sophisticated particle production mechanisms, such as multiple parton interactions, in order to be better explained.

CDF Collaboration; T. Aaltonen

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

344

Asymmetry and cross-section in e sup + e sup minus yields. tau. sup +. tau. sup minus from radical s = 52 to 57 GeV  

SciTech Connect

The reaction e{sup {plus}}e{sup {minus}} {yields} {tau}{sup {plus}}{tau}- was studied at center-of-mass energies of 52, 55, 56, and 57 GeV in the AMY detector, located on the TRISTAN storage ring at KEK, Japan. Creation of {tau}-lepton pairs in e{sup {plus}}e{sup {minus}} collisions is an excellent test of the Standard Model. The forward-backward asymmetry is a particularly sensitive test, since the measurement depends not only on the number of events, but also on the distribution of these events. Measurements of the total production cross-section, {sigma}{sub {tau}{tau}}, and the differential cross-section, d{sigma}{sub {tau}}/d{Omega}, were made using data contained in a total integrated luminosity of 17.65 pb{sup {minus}1}. Total measured cross sections at each energy were in agreement with predictions from the Standard Model. The forward-backward asymmetry in the polar production angle, A{sub fb}, was obtained from the differential cross-section. At the average energy of {radical}s {equals} 55.16 GeV, it was determined that A{sub fb} {equals} {minus}0.33 {plus minus} 0.09. This is in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction of A{sub fb (Std. Mod.)} {equals} {minus}0.30 at this energy. Values of the weak coupling constants, g{sub V}{sup {tau}}g{sub V}{sup e} and g{sub A}{sup {tau}}g{sub A}{sup e}, were extracted from the measured asymmetry with the results g{sub V}{sup {tau}}g{sub V}{sup e} {equals} {minus}0.12 {plus minus} 0.08 and g{sub A}{sup {tau}}g{sub A}{sup e} {equals} 0.28 {plus minus} 0.08, in agreement with the Standard Model values of g{sub V}{sup {tau}}g{sub V}{sup e} (Std. Mod.) {equals} 0.0016 and g{sub A}{sup {tau}}g{sub A}{sup e} (Std. Mod.) 0.25. Lower limits on the QED cutoff parameters, {Lambda}{plus minus}, were obtained from the measured cross-section.

Malchow, R.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Deashing of coal liquids by sonically assisted filtration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project seeks to improve the effectiveness and reduce the cost of coal liquefaction by novel applications of sonic and ultrasonic energy. The specific purpose of this project is to develop and improve means for the economical removal of dispersed solid particles of ash, unreacted coal, and spent catalyst from direct and indirect coal liquefaction resids by using sonic or ultrasonic waves. Product streams containing solids are generated in both direct and indirect coal liquefaction processes. Direct coal liquefaction processes generate liquid products which contain solids including coal-originated mineral matter, unreacted coal, and spent dispersed catalyst. The removal of these solids from a product stream is one of the most difficult problems in direct coal liquefaction processes. On this report, results are discussed for sonically assisted crossflow filtration of V-1067 resid, diluted with No. 2 fuel oil, and sonically assisted batch filtrations of solids concentrates from continuous cross-flow filtration experiments.

Slomka, B.J.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Separation of solids from coal liquefaction products using sonic waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Product streams containing solids are generated in both direct and indirect coal liquefaction processes. This project seeks to improve the effectiveness of coal liquefaction by novel application of sonic and ultrasonic energy to separation of solids from coal liquefaction streams.

Slomka, B.J.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Tables and graphs of electron-interaction cross sections from 10 eV to 100 GeV derived from the LLNL Evaluated Electron Data Library (EEDL), Z = 1--100  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy-dependent evaluated electron interaction cross sections and related parameters are presented for elements H through Fm (Z = 1 to 100). Data are given over the energy range from 10 eV to 100 GeV. Cross sections and average energy deposits are presented in tabulated and graphic form. In addition, ionization cross sections and average energy deposits for each shell are presented in graphic form. This information is derived from the Livermore Evaluated Electron Data Library (EEDL) as of July, 1991.

Perkins, S.T.; Cullen, D.E. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)); Seltzer, S.M. (National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NML), Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Center for Radiation Research)

1991-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

348

Measurement of thermal neutron cross section and resonance integral for the {sup 170}Er(n,{gamma}){sup 171}Er reaction by using a {sup 55}Mn monitor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thermal neutron cross section and the resonance integral of the reaction {sup 170}Er(n,{gamma}){sup 171}Er were measured by the Cd-ratio method using a {sup 55}Mn monitor as single comparator. Analytical grade MnO{sub 2} and Er{sub 2}O{sub 3} powder samples with and without a cylindrical 1 mm Cd shield box were irradiated in an isotropic neutron field obtained from three {sup 241}Am-Be neutron sources. The induced activities in the samples were measured with a 120.8% relative efficiency p-type HPGe detector. The correction factors for gamma-ray attenuation (F{sub g}), thermal neutron self-shielding (G{sub th}), and resonance neutron self-shielding (G{sub epi}) effects, and the epithermal neutron spectrum shape factor ({alpha}) were taken into account. The thermal neutron cross section for the (n,{gamma}) reaction in {sup 170}Er has been determined to be 8.00 {+-} 0.56 b, relative to that of the {sup 55}Mn monitor. However, some previously reported experimental results compared to the present result show a large discrepancy ranging from 8.3 to 86%. The present result is, in general, in good agreement with the recently measured values by 9%. According to the definition of Cd cut-off energy at 0.55 eV, the resonance integral obtained is 44.5 {+-} 4.0 b, which is determined relative to the reference integral value of the {sup 55}Mn monitor by using cadmium ratios. The existing experimental data for the resonance integral are distributed between 18 and 43 b. The present resonance integral value agrees only with the measurement of 43 {+-} 5 b by Gillette [Thermal Cross Section and Resonance Integral Studies, ORNL-4155, 15 (1967)] within uncertainty limits.

Yuecel, Haluk [Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK), Besevler Campus, 06100 Tandogan-Ankara (Turkey); Budak, M. Gueray; Karadag, Mustafa [Gazi University, Gazi Education Faculty, 06500 Teknikokullar-Ankara (Turkey)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

349

OPPORTUNITIES TO CONSTRAIN ASTROPHYSICAL REACTION RATES FOR THE s-PROCESS VIA DETERMINATION OF THE GROUND-STATE CROSS-SECTIONS  

SciTech Connect

Modern models of s-process nucleosynthesis in stars require stellar reaction rates of high precision. Most neutron-capture cross-sections in the s-process have been measured, and for an increasing number of reactions the required precision is achieved. This does not necessarily mean, however, that the stellar rates are constrained equally well, because only the capture of the ground state of a target is measured in the laboratory. Captures of excited states can contribute considerably to stellar rates that are already at typical s-process temperatures. We show that the ground-state contribution X to a stellar rate is the relevant measure to identify reactions that are or could be well constrained by experiments and apply it to (n,{gamma}) reactions in the s-process. We further show that the maximum possible reduction in uncertainty of a rate via determination of the ground-state cross-section is given directly by X. An error analysis of X is presented, and it is found that X is a robust measure with mostly small uncertainties. Several specific examples (neutron capture of {sup 79}Se, {sup 95}Zr, {sup 121}Sn, {sup 187}Os, and {sup 193}Pt) are discussed in detail. The ground-state contributions for a set of 412 neutron-capture reactions around the s-process path are presented in a table. This allows identification of reactions that may be better constrained by experiments and that cannot be constrained solely by measuring ground-state cross-sections (and thus require supplementary studies). General trends and implications are discussed.

Rauscher, T. [Department of Physics, University of Basel, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland); Mohr, P. [Diakonie-Klinikum, D-74523 Schwaebisch Hall (Germany); Dillmann, I.; Plag, R. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany)

2011-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

350

Dynamics of alkali ions-neutral molecules reactions: Radio frequency-guided beam experimental cross-sections and direct quasiclassical trajectory studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Different reactive processes taking place in collisions between alkali ions and neutral i-C{sub 3}H{sub 7}Cl molecules in the low (center of mass frame) energy range have been studied using an octopole radiofrequency guided-ion-beam apparatus developed in our laboratory. Cross-section energy dependences for all these reactions have been obtained in absolute units. Ab initio electronic structure calculations for those colliding systems evolving on the ground single potential surface have given relevant information on the main topological features of the surfaces. For some of the reactions a dynamic study by 'on the fly' trajectories has complemented the available experimental and electronic structure information.

Aguilar, J.; Andres, J. de; Lucas, J. M.; Alberti, M.; Huarte-Larranaga, F.; Bassi, D.; Aguilar, A. [Departament de Quimica Fisica, Institut de Quimica Teorica i Computacional (IQTCUB), Universitat de Barcelona, Marti i Franques, 1, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Trento, 38123 Povo-Trento (Italy); Departament de Quimica Fisica, Institut de Quimica Teorica i Computacional (IQTCUB), Universitat de Barcelona, Marti i Franques, 1, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)

2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

351

Measurement of the bottom quark cross section in [bar p]-p collisions using the exclusive decay B[sup 0] [yields] J/[psi]K[sup 0]*  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A measurement of the b quark cross section in pp collisions is presented for b quarks with PT above 11.5 GeV/c and rapidity [parallel]y[parallel] < 1.0. The measurement is based on reconstruction of the exclusive decay B[sup o] [yields] J/[psi] K[sup o] in data taken with the CDF detector in the 1988-1989 Collider run. The measurement is compared to other CDF preliminary results and to theoretical predictions.

Vejcik, S. (Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI (United States))

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Low Energy Neutrino Cross Sections: Data from DOE laboratory experiments as compiled in data reviews by the Durham High Energy Physics Database Group  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

This large collection of low-energy (less than 30 GEV) neutrino cross sections is extracted from the results of many experiments from 1973 through 2002. The experiments, facilities, and collaborations include ANL, BNL, and FNAL in the U.S., along with CERN, Gargamelle, SKAT, LSND, and others. The data are presented in both tabular and plotted formats. The Durham High Energy Physics Database Group makes these data available in one place, easy to access and compare. The data are also included in the Durham HEP Reaction Data Database, which can be searched at http://durpdg.dur.ac.uk/hepdata/reac.html.

353

FORMALISM FOR INCLUSION OF MEASURED REACTION CROSS SECTIONS IN STELLAR RATES INCLUDING UNCERTAINTIES AND ITS APPLICATION TO NEUTRON CAPTURE IN THE s-PROCESS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A general formalism to include experimental reaction cross sections into calculations of stellar rates is presented. It also allows us to assess the maximally possible reduction of uncertainties in the stellar rates by experiments. As an example for the application of the procedure, stellar neutron capture reactivities from KADoNiS v0.3 are revised and the remaining uncertainties shown. Many of the uncertainties in the stellar rates are larger than those obtained experimentally. This has important consequences for s-process models and the interpretation of meteoritic data because it allows the rates of some reactions to vary within a larger range than previously assumed.

Rauscher, Thomas [Department of Physics, University of Basel, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

354

Measurement of {nu}{sub {mu}-}induced charged-current neutral pion production cross sections on mineral oil at E{sub {nu}} is an element of 0.5-2.0 GeV  

SciTech Connect

Using a custom 3-Cerenkov ring fitter, we report cross sections for {nu}{sub {mu}-}induced charged-current single {pi}{sup 0} production on mineral oil (CH{sub 2}) from a sample of 5810 candidate events with 57% signal purity over an energy range of 0.5-2.0 GeV. This includes measurements of the absolute total cross section as a function of neutrino energy, and flux-averaged differential cross sections measured in terms of Q{sup 2}, {mu}{sup -} kinematics, and {pi}{sup 0} kinematics. The sample yields a flux-averaged total cross section of (9.2{+-}0.3{sub stat}{+-}1.5{sub syst})x10{sup -39} cm{sup 2}/CH{sub 2} at mean neutrino energy of 0.965 GeV.

Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Anderson, C. E.; Curioni, A.; Fleming, B. T.; Linden, S. K.; Soderberg, M.; Spitz, J. [Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States); Bazarko, A. O.; Laird, E. M.; Meyers, P. D.; Patterson, R. B.; Shoemaker, F. C.; Tanaka, H. A. [Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Brice, S. J.; Brown, B. C.; Finley, D. A.; Ford, R.; Garcia, F. G.; Kasper, P.; Kobilarcik, T. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Total electron scattering cross sections of ethane, propane, n-butane, 1,3-butadiene and butylene in the energy range 0.3 to 4.0 keV.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The total electron scattering cross sections of Ethane, Propane, n-Butane, 1,3-Butadiene and Butylene were measured in the energy range 0.3 to 4.0 keV using linear (more)

Wickramarachchi, Priyangika.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

VERTICAL GARDEN DIY CHECKLIST  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

VERTICAL GARDEN DIY CHECKLIST Vertical greenery is not a new concept; it dates back thousands-growingvarietiesbecome established. Theneedforpermissionfromcouncil, strataetc. #12;VERTICAL GARDEN DIY CHECKLIST THE PLAN

Peters, Richard

357

Measurement of the top-quark pair production cross-section in events with two leptons and bottom-quark jets using the full CDF data set  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a measurement of the top-quark pair production cross-section in proton-antiproton collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$=1.96 TeV. The data were collected at the Fermilab Tevatron by the CDF II detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 8.8 fb$^{-1}$, representing the complete CDF Run II data set. We select events consistent with the production of top-quark pairs by requiring the presence of two reconstructed leptons, an imbalance in the total event transverse momentum, and jets. At least one jet is required to be identified as consistent with the fragmentation of a bottom quark using a secondary-vertex-finding algorithm. The 246 candidate events are estimated to have a signal purity of 91%. We measure a cross section of $\\sigma_{\\ttbar}$ = 7.09 $\\pm$ 0.84 pb, assuming a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV/$c^{2}$. The results are consistent with the standard model as predicted by next-to-leading-order calculations.

CDF Collaboration

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutral pion cross section and spin asymmetries at intermediate pseudorapidity in polarized proton collisions at sqrt{s} = 200 GeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The differential cross section and spin asymmetries for neutral pions produced within the intermediate pseudorapidity range 0.8 < {\\eta} < 2.0 in polarized proton-proton collisions at sqrt{s} = 200 GeV are presented. Neutral pions were detected using the endcap electromagnetic calorimeter in the STAR detector at RHIC. The cross section was measured over a transverse momentum range of 5 < p_T < 16 GeV/c and is found to be within the scale uncertainty of a next-to-leading order perturbative QCD calculation. The longitudinal double-spin asymmetry, A_LL, is measured in the same pseudorapidity range. This quantity is sensitive to the gluonic contribution to the proton spin, {\\Delta}g(x), at low Bjorken-x (down to x approx 0.01), where it is less constrained by measurements at central pseudorapidity. The measured A_LL is consistent with model predictions. The parity-violating asymmetry, A_L, is also measured and found to be consistent with zero. The transverse single-spin asymmetry, A_N, is measured within a previously unexplored kinematic range in Feynman-x and p_T. Such measurements may aid our understanding of the on-set and kinematic dependence of the large asymmetries observed at more forward pseudorapidity ({\\eta} approx 3) and their underlying mechanisms. The A_N results presented are consistent with a twist-3 model prediction of a small asymmetry within the present kinematic range.

STAR Collaboration; L. Adamczyk; J. K. Adkins; G. Agakishiev; M. M. Aggarwal; Z. Ahammed; I. Alekseev; J. Alford; C. D. Anson; A. Aparin; D. Arkhipkin; E. C. Aschenauer; G. S. Averichev; J. Balewski; A. Banerjee; B. Barber; Z. Barnovska; D. R. Beavis; R. Bellwied; A. Bhasin; A. K. Bhati; P. Bhattarai; H. Bichsel; J. Bielcik; J. Bielcikova; L. C. Bland; I. G. Bordyuzhin; W. Borowski; J. Bouchet; A. V. Brandin; A. Bridgeman; S. G. Brovko; S. Bltmann; I. Bunzarov; T. P. Burton; J. Butterworth; H. Caines; M. Caldern de la Barca Snchez; D. Cebra; R. Cendejas; M. C. Cervantes; P. Chaloupka; Z. Chang; S. Chattopadhyay; H. F. Chen; J. H. Chen; L. Chen; J. Cheng; M. Cherney; A. Chikanian; W. Christie; J. Chwastowski; M. J. M. Codrington; R. Corliss; J. G. Cramer; H. J. Crawford; X. Cui; S. Das; A. Davila Leyva; L. C. De Silva; R. R. Debbe; T. G. Dedovich; J. Deng; A. A. Derevschikov; R. Derradi de Souza; S. Dhamija; B. di Ruzza; L. Didenko; C. Dilks; F. Ding; P. Djawotho; X. Dong; J. L. Drachenberg; J. E. Draper; C. M. Du; L. E. Dunkelberger; J. C. Dunlop; L. G. Efimov; J. Engelage; K. S. Engle; G. Eppley; L. Eun; O. Evdokimov; R. Fatemi; S. Fazio; J. Fedorisin; P. Filip; E. Finch; Y. Fisyak; C. E. Flores; C. A. Gagliardi; D. R. Gangadharan; D. Garand; F. Geurts; A. Gibson; M. Girard; S. Gliske; D. Grosnick; Y. Guo; A. Gupta; S. Gupta; W. Guryn; B. Haag; O. Hajkova; A. Hamed; L-X. Han; R. Haque; J. W. Harris; J. P. Hays-Wehle; W. He; S. Heppelmann; A. Hirsch; G. W. Hoffmann; D. J. Hofman; S. Horvat; B. Huang; H. Z. Huang; P. Huck; T. J. Humanic; G. Igo; W. W. Jacobs; H. Jang; E. G. Judd; S. Kabana; D. Kalinkin; K. Kang; K. Kauder; H. W. Ke; D. Keane; A. Kechechyan; A. Kesich; Z. H. Khan; D. P. Kikola; I. Kisel; A. Kisiel; D. D. Koetke; T. Kollegger; J. Konzer; I. Koralt; W. Korsch; L. Kotchenda; P. Kravtsov; K. Krueger; I. Kulakov; L. Kumar; R. A. Kycia; M. A. C. Lamont; J. M. Landgraf; K. D. Landry; J. Lauret; A. Lebedev; R. Lednicky; J. H. Lee; W. Leight; M. J. LeVine; C. Li; W. Li; X. Li; X. Li; Y. Li; Z. M. Li; L. M. Lima; M. A. Lisa; F. Liu; T. Ljubicic; W. J. Llope; R. S. Longacre; X. Luo; G. L. Ma; Y. G. Ma; D. M. M. D. Madagodagettige Don; D. P. Mahapatra; R. Majka; R. Manweiler; S. Margetis; C. Markert; H. Masui; H. S. Matis; D. McDonald; T. S. McShane; N. G. Minaev; S. Mioduszewski; B. Mohanty; M. M. Mondal; D. A. Morozov; M. G. Munhoz; M. K. Mustafa; B. K. Nandi; Md. Nasim; T. K. Nayak; J. M. Nelson; L. V. Nogach; S. Y. Noh; P. M. Nord; J. Novak; S. B. Nurushev; G. Odyniec; A. Ogawa; K. Oh; A. Ohlson; V. Okorokov; E. W. Oldag; R. A. N. Oliveira; M. Pachr; B. S. Page; S. K. Pal; Y. X. Pan; Y. Pandit; Y. Panebratsev; T. Pawlak; B. Pawlik; H. Pei; C. Perkins; W. Peryt; A. Peterson; P. Pile; M. Planinic; J. Pluta; D. Plyku; W. Pochron; N. Poljak; J. Porter; A. M. Poskanzer; N. K. Pruthi; M. Przybycien; P. R. Pujahari; H. Qiu; A. Quintero; S. Ramachandran; R. Raniwala; S. Raniwala; R. L. Ray; C. K. Riley; H. G. Ritter; J. B. Roberts; O. V. Rogachevskiy; J. L. Romero; J. F. Ross; A. Roy; L. Ruan; J. Rusnak; N. R. Sahoo; P. K. Sahu; I. Sakrejda; S. Salur; A. Sandacz; J. Sandweiss; E. Sangaline; A. Sarkar; J. Schambach; R. P. Scharenberg; J. Schaub; A. M. Schmah; W. B. Schmidke; N. Schmitz; J. Seger; I. Selyuzhenkov; P. Seyboth; N. Shah; E. Shahaliev; P. V. Shanmuganathan; M. Shao; B. Sharma; W. Q. Shen; S. S. Shi; Q. Y. Shou; E. P. Sichtermann; R. N. Singaraju; M. J. Skoby; D. Smirnov; N. Smirnov; D. Solanki; P. Sorensen; U. G. deSouza; H. M. Spinka; B. Srivastava; T. D. S. Stanislaus; J. R. Stevens; R. Stock; M. Strikhanov; B. Stringfellow; A. A. P. Suaide; M. Sumbera; X. Sun; X. M. Sun; Y. Sun; Z. Sun; B. Surrow; D. N. Svirida; T. J. M. Symons; A. Szanto de Toledo; J. Takahashi; A. H. Tang; Z. Tang; T. Tarnowsky; J. H. Thomas; A. R. Timmins; D. Tlusty; M. Tokarev; S. Trentalange; R. E. Tribble; P. Tribedy; B. A. Trzeciak; O. D. Tsai; J. Turnau; T. Ullrich; D. G. Underwood; G. Van Buren; G. van Nieuwenhuizen; J. A. Vanfossen, Jr.; R. Varma; G. M. S. Vasconcelos; A. N. Vasiliev; R. Vertesi; F. Videbk; Y. P. Viyogi; S. Vokal; A. Vossen; M. Wada; M. Walker; F. Wang; G. Wang; H. Wang; J. S. Wang; X. L. Wang; Y. Wang; Y. Wang; G. Webb; J. C. Webb; G. D. Westfall; H. Wieman; S. W. Wissink; R. Witt; Y. F. Wu; Z. Xiao; W. Xie; K. Xin; H. Xu; N. Xu; Q. H. Xu; Y. Xu; Z. Xu; W. Yan; C. Yang; Y. Yang; Y. Yang; Z. Ye; P. Yepes; L. Yi; K. Yip; I-K. Yoo; Y. Zawisza; H. Zbroszczyk; W. Zha; J. B. Zhang; S. Zhang; X. P. Zhang; Y. Zhang; Z. P. Zhang; F. Zhao; J. Zhao; C. Zhong; X. Zhu; Y. H. Zhu; Y. Zoulkarneeva; M. Zyzak

2013-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the numu Charged Current pi+ to Quasi-Elastic Cross Section Ratio on Mineral Oil in a 0.8 GeV Neutrino Beam  

SciTech Connect

Charged current single pion production (CC{pi}{sup +}) and charged current quasi-elastic scattering (CCQE) are the most abundant interaction types for neutrinos at energies around 1 GeV, a region of great interest to oscillation experiments. The cross-sections for these processes, however, are not well understood in this energy range. This dissertation presents a measurement of the ratio of CC{pi}{sup +} to CCQE cross-sections for muon neutrinos on mineral oil (CH{sub 2}) in the MiniBooNE experiment. The measurement is presented here both with and without corrections for hadronic re-interactions in the target nucleus and is given as a function of neutrino energy in the range 0.4 GeV < E{sub {nu}} < 2.4 GeV. With more than 46,000 CC{pi}{sup +} events collected in MiniBooNE, and with a fractional uncertainty of roughly 11% in the region of highest statistics, this measurement represents a dramatic improvement in statistics and precision over previous CC{pi}{sup +} and CCQE measurements.

Linden, Steven K.; /Yale U.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A simultaneous measurement of the $b$-tagging efficiency scale factor and the $t\\bar{t}$ Production Cross Section at the Collider Detector at Fermilab  

SciTech Connect

The ability to compare results between Monte Carlo and data is imperative in modern experimental high-energy physics analyses. The b-tagging efficiency Scale Factor (SF) allows for an accurate comparison of b quark identification in data samples and Monte Carlo. This thesis presents a simultaneous measurement of the SF for the SecVtx algorithm and the t{bar t} production cross section using 5.6 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collision data at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experiment. The t{bar t} cross section was measured to be 7.26 {+-} 0.47 pb, consistent with prior CDF analyses. The tight SF value was measured to be 0.925 {+-} 0.032 and the loose SF value was measured at 0.967 {+-} 0.033. These are the most precise SF SecVtx measurements to be performed at CDF to date.

Hussain, Nazim; /McGill U.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drell-Yan Cross Sections: Data from DOE laboratory experiments as compiled in data reviews by the Durham High Energy Physics Database Group  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

A compilation of data on Drell-Yan cross sections above a lepton-pair mass of 4 GeV/c2 is presented. The relevant experiments at Fermilab and CERN are included dating from approximately 1977 to the present day, covering p, p and pi +or- beams on a variety of nuclear and hydrogen targets, with centre-of-mass energies from 8.6 GeV to 630 GeV. The type of data presented include d sigma /dm, d2 sigma /dm dx and d2 sigma /dm dy distributions as well as other variations of these, and also transverse momentum distributions. The data are compared with a standard theoretical model, and a phenomenological 'K-factor' for each set is calculated. (Taken from the abstract of A Compilation of Drell-Yan Cross sections, W.J. Stirling and M.R. Whalley, Journal of Physics G (Nuclear and Particle Physics), Volume 19, Data Review, 1993.) The Durham High Energy Physics (HEP) Database Group makes these data, extracted from papers and data reviews, available in one place in an easy-to-access format. These data are also included in the Durham HEP Reaction Data Database which can be searched at http://durpdg.dur.ac.uk/spires/hepdata/reac.html.

Stirling, W. J.; Whalley, M. R.

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Measurement of cross sections of p(e,e'pi^+)n for near pion threshold and high-lying resonances at high Q^2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the last decade, remarkable experimental data have been collected in an extensive programs to study the excitation of nucleon resonance (N*) at Jefferson Laboratory through pion electroproduction using polarized electron beam and unpolarized proton target. The CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) is well suited for the study of a broad range of kinematics in the invariant mass W and photon virtuality Q{sup 2} with nearly complete angular coverage for the hadronic decays. Electron scattering allows us to probe the effective degrees of freedom in excited nucleon states from meson-baryon to dressed quarks in terms of varying the distance scale. The study of nucleon structure allows us to understand these effective degrees of freedom. In this proceeding, I present preliminary cross sections for single pion production in mass range of high-lying resonances as well as near the pion threshold. Analysis of N{pi}{sup +} cross sections together with N{pi}{sup 0} and N {pi}{pi} exclusive electroproduction data, will allow us for the first time to determine electrocouplings of several high-lying excited proton states (W {ge} 1.6 GeV) at photon virtualities that correspond to the transition toward the dominance of quark degrees of freedom. I also present preliminary result on the E{sub 0+} multipole near pion threshold at 2.0 GeV{sup 2} {le} Q{sup 2} {le} 4.5 GeV{sup 2} using exclusive N{pi}{sup +} electroproduction data.

Kijun Park

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Nucleon-induced fission cross-sections of tantalum and separated tungsten isotopes and "compound nucleus" effect in intermediate energy region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutron- and proton-induced fission cross-sections of separated isotopes of tungsten (182W, 183W, 184W, and 186W) and 181Ta relative to 209Bi have been measured in the incident nucleon energy region 50 - 200 MeV using fission chambers based on thin-film breakdown counters (TFBC) using quasi-monoenergetic neutrons from the 7Li(p,n) reaction and at the proton beams of The Svedberg Laboratory (TSL), Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden). The results are compared with predictions by the CEM03.01 event generator, as well as with the recent data for nuclei in the lead-bismuth region. The effect of "compound nucleus" in the intermediate energy region is discussed, displaying in exponential dependence of nucleon-induced fission cross-sections on the parameter Z^2/A of the composite system (projectile+target nucleus), and in other characteristics of the fission process for which parameter Z^2/A plays a role similar to the one of the usual liquid-drop parameter Z^2/A of compound nuclei.

A. N. Smirnov; O. I. Batenkov; V. P. Eismont; N. P. Filatov; J. Blomgren; H. Conde; A. V. Prokofiev; S. G. Mashnik

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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STORAGE RING CROSS-SECTION MEASUREMENTS FOR ELECTRON IMPACT SINGLE AND DOUBLE IONIZATION OF Fe{sup 9+} AND SINGLE IONIZATION OF Fe{sup 10+}  

SciTech Connect

We have measured electron impact ionization from the ground state of Fe{sup 9+} and Fe{sup 10+} over the relative electron-ion collision energy ranges 200-1900 eV and 250-1800 eV, respectively. The ions were confined in an ion storage ring long enough for essentially all metastable levels to radiatively relax to the ground state. For single ionization, we find a number of discrepancies between the existing theoretical cross sections and our results. The calculations appear to neglect some excitation-autoionization (EA) channels, particularly from n = 3 to n' excitations, which are important near threshold, and those from n = 2 {yields} 3 excitations, which contribute at about 650 eV. Conversely, at higher energies the calculations appear to overestimate the importance of EA channels due to excitation into levels where n {>=} 4. The resulting experimental rate coefficients agree with the most recent theory for Fe{sup 9+} to within 16% and for Fe{sup 10+} to within 19% at temperatures where these ions are predicted to form in collisional ionization equilibrium. We have also measured double ionization of Fe{sup 9+} forming Fe{sup 11+} in the energy range 450-3000 eV and found that although there is an appreciable cross section for direct double ionization, the dominant mechanism appears to be through direct ionization of an inner shell electron producing an excited state that subsequently stabilizes through autoionization.

Hahn, M.; Novotny, O.; Savin, D. W. [Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, 550 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Becker, A.; Grieser, M.; Krantz, C.; Wolf, A. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Lestinsky, M.; Repnow, R. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, Planckstr. 1, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Mueller, A.; Schippers, S.; Spruck, K. [Institut fuer Atom- und Molekuelphysik, Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, Leihgesterner Weg 217, D-35392 Giessen (Germany)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-impact rotationally elastic total cross sections for H{sub 2}CO and HCOOH over a wide range of incident energy (0.01-2000 eV)  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports computational results of the total cross sections for electron impact on H{sub 2}CO and HCOOH over a wide range of electron impact energies from 0.01 eV to 2 keV. The total cross section is presented as sum of the elastic and electronic excitation cross sections for incident energies. The calculation uses two different methodologies, below the ionization threshold of the target the cross section is calculated using the UK molecular R-matrix code through the Quantemol-N software package while cross sections at higher energies are evaluated using the spherical complex optical potential formalism. The two methods are found to be consistent at the transition energy ({approx}15 eV). The present results are, in general, found to be in good agreement with previous experimental and theoretical results (wherever available) and, thus, the present results can serve as a benchmark for the cross section over a wide range of energy.

Vinodkumar, Minaxi [V P and R P T P Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388 120, Gujarat (India); Bhutadia, Harshad [Government Engineering College, Patan 384265, Gujarat (India); Antony, Bobby [Department of Applied Physics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad JH-826004 (India); Mason, Nigel [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA (United Kingdom)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary results from E665 on cross-section ratios at low x sub bj using H sub 2 , D sub 2 and Xe targets  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fermilab experiment 665 has taken deep-inelastic muon scattering data at a beam energy of 490 GeV/c, on H{sub 2}, D{sub 2} and Xe targets. Two triggers have been used: a large scattering-angle trigger (LAT), sensitive to a minimum scattering angle of 3 mrad, and a small scattering-angle trigger which can accept a scattering angle down to 0.5 mrad. The neutron to proton ratio is reported for x{sub bj} above 0.002, and it shows consistency with 1 as x{sub bj} goes to 0. The Xe to D{sub 3} cross-section ratio is reported for x{sub bj} above 0.001 and it shows evidence of shadowing. 5 refs., 5 figs.

Aied, S. (Maryland Univ., College Park, MD (USA))

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross sections and analyzing powers of sup 15 N(p,n) sup 15 O at 200 MeV and 494 MeV  

SciTech Connect

Differential cross sections and analyzing powers have been measured for the {sup 15}N(p,n){sup 15} O(g.s.) reaction at bombarding energies of 200 MeV and 494 MeV. The 494 MeV data were obtained at the LAMPF Neutron Time-Of-Flight Facility on an 82 m flight path with a resolution of about 2.7 MeV. The 200 MeV data were obtained at IUCF on a 76m flight path with a resolution of about 1.1 MeV. At both energies, the measured analyzing power is small, the magnitude is less than .2 for momentum transfers of less than 1 fm{sup {minus}1}. In contrast, both Relativistic and standard DWIA calculations predict a maximum of A={minus}.7 near q=0.7 fm{sup {minus}1}. 53 refs., 44 figs.

Ciskowski, D.E. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential cross section and analyzing power of the p-vectorp{yields}pp{pi}{sup 0} reaction at a beam energy of 390 MeV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The differential cross section and analyzing power A{sub y} of the p-vectorp{yields}pp{pi}{sup 0} reaction have been measured at RCNP in coplanar geometry at a beam energy of 390 MeV and the dependence on both the pion emission angle and the relative momentum of the final protons has been extracted. The angular variation of A{sub y} for the large values of the relative momentum studied here shows that this is primarily an effect of the interference of pion s and p waves and this interference can also explain the momentum dependence. Within the framework of a very simple model, these results would suggest that the pion-production operator has a significant long-range component.

Maeda, Y. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Institut fuer Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Segawa, M.; Yoshida, H. P. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Ishida, T.; Yagita, T. [Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Kacharava, A. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); High Energy Physics Institute, Tbilisi State University, 0186 Tbilisi (Georgia); Nomachi, M.; Shimbara, Y.; Sugaya, Y. [Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Tamura, K. [Physics Division, Fukui Medical University, Fukui 910-1193 (Japan); Yasuda, K. [Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center, Fukui 914-0192 (Japan); Wilkin, C. [Physics and Astronomy Department, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

369

Measurement of W and Z production cross-sections in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The cross sections for W and Z production in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV are measured using the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The detected final states are W {yields} ev{sub e}, Z {yields} e{sup +}e{sup {minus}}, W {yields} {mu}v{sub {mu}}, and Z {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup {minus}}. In the ratio of these measurements, many common sources of systematic error cancel and we measure R = {sigma},(p{bar p} {yields} W) {center_dot} Br(W {yields} lv)/ {sigma},(p{bar p} {yields} Z) {center_dot} Br(Z {yields} l{sup +}l{sup {minus}}). Assuming standard model couplings, this result is used to determine the width of the W bosom and to set a limit on the decay W{sup +} {yields} t{bar b}.

Quintas, P.Z.; D0 Collaboration

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MANTRA: An Integral Reactor Physics Experiment to Infer Actinide Capture Cross-sections from Thorium to Californium with Accelerator Mass Spectrometry  

SciTech Connect

The principle of the proposed experiment is to irradiate very pure actinide samples in the Advanced Test Reactor at INL and, after a given time, determine the amount of the different transmutation products. The determination of the nuclide densities before and after neutron irradiation will allow inference of effective neutron capture cross-sections. This approach has been used in the past and the novelty of this experiment is that the atom densities of the different transmutation products will be determined using the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry technique at the ATLAS facility located at ANL. It is currently planned to irradiate the following isotopes: 232Th, 235U, 236U, 238U, 237Np, 238Pu, 239Pu, 240Pu, 241Pu, 242Pu, 241Am, 243Am, 244Cm and 248Cm.

G. Youinou; C. McGrath; G. Imel; M. Paul; R. Pardo; F. Kondev; M. Salvatores; G. Palmiotti

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the differential cross section d?/dt in elastic $p\\bar{p}$ scattering at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a measurement of the elastic differential cross section $d\\sigma(p\\bar{p}\\rightarrow p\\bar{p})/dt$ as a function of the four-momentum-transfer squared t. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of $\\approx 31 nb^{-1}$ collected with the D0 detector using dedicated Tevatron $p\\bar{p} $ Collider operating conditions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV and covers the range $0.26 <|t|< 1.2 GeV^2$. For $|t|<0.6 GeV^2$, d\\sigma/dt is described by an exponential function of the form $Ae^{-b|t|}$ with a slope parameter $ b = 16.86 \\pm 0.10(stat) \\pm 0.20(syst) GeV^{-2}$. A change in slope is observed at $|t| \\approx 0.6 GeV^2$, followed by a more gradual |t| dependence with increasing values of |t|.

D0 Collaboration; V. M. Abazov; B. Abbott; B. S. Acharya; M. Adams; T. Adams; G. D. Alexeev; G. Alkhazov; A. Alton; G. Alverson; G. A. Alves; M. Aoki; A. Askew; S. Atkins; K. Augsten; C. Avila; F. Badaud; L. Bagby; B. Baldin; D. V. Bandurin; S. Banerjee; E. Barberis; P. Baringer; J. Barreto; J. F. Bartlett; U. Bassler; V. Bazterra; A. Bean; M. Begalli; L. Bellantoni; S. B. Beri; G. Bernardi; R. Bernhard; I. Bertram; M. Besanon; R. Beuselinck; V. A. Bezzubov; P. C. Bhat; S. Bhatia; V. Bhatnagar; G. Blazey; S. Blessing; K. Bloom; A. Boehnlein; D. Boline; E. E. Boos; G. Borissov; T. Bose; A. Brandt; O. Brandt; R. Brock; G. Brooijmans; A. Bross; D. Brown; J. Brown; X. B. Bu; M. Buehler; V. Buescher; V. Bunichev; S. Burdin; C. P. Buszello; E. Camacho-Prez; W. Carvalho; B. C. K. Casey; H. Castilla-Valdez; S. Caughron; S. Chakrabarti; D. Chakraborty; K. M. Chan; A. Chandra; E. Chapon; G. Chen; S. Chevalier-Thry; D. K. Cho; S. W. Cho; S. Choi; B. Choudhary; S. Cihangir; D. Claes; J. Clutter; M. Cooke; W. E. Cooper; M. Corcoran; F. Couderc; M. -C. Cousinou; A. Croc; D. Cutts; A. Das; G. Davies; S. J. de Jong; E. De La Cruz-Burelo; C. De Oliveira Martins; F. Dliot; R. Demina; D. Denisov; S. P. Denisov; S. Desai; C. Deterre; K. DeVaughan; H. T. Diehl; M. Diesburg; P. F. Ding; A. Dominguez; A. Dubey; L. V. Dudko; D. Duggan; A. Duperrin; S. Dutt; A. Dyshkant; M. Eads; D. Edmunds; J. Ellison; V. D. Elvira; Y. Enari; H. Evans; A. Evdokimov; V. N. Evdokimov; G. Facini; L. Feng; T. Ferbel; F. Fiedler; F. Filthaut; W. Fisher; H. E. Fisk; M. Fortner; H. Fox; S. Fuess; A. Garcia-Bellido; J. A. Garca-Gonzlez; G. A. Garca-Guerra; V. Gavrilov; P. Gay; W. Geng; D. Gerbaudo; C. E. Gerber; Y. Gershtein; G. Ginther; G. Golovanov; A. Goussiou; P. D. Grannis; S. Greder; H. Greenlee; E. M. Gregores; G. Grenier; Ph. Gris; J. -F. Grivaz; A. Grohsjean; S. Grnendahl; M. W. Grnewald; T. Guillemin; G. Gutierrez; P. Gutierrez; A. Haas; S. Hagopian; J. Haley; L. Han; K. Harder; A. Harel; J. M. Hauptman; J. Hays; T. Head; T. Hebbeker; D. Hedin; H. Hegab; A. P. Heinson; U. Heintz; C. Hensel; I. Heredia-De La Cruz; K. Herner; G. Hesketh; M. D. Hildreth; R. Hirosky; T. Hoang; J. D. Hobbs; B. Hoeneisen; M. Hohlfeld; I. Howley; Z. Hubacek; V. Hynek; I. Iashvili; Y. Ilchenko; R. Illingworth; A. S. Ito; S. Jabeen; M. Jaffr; A. Jayasinghe; R. Jesik; K. Johns; E. Johnson; M. Johnson; A. Jonckheere; P. Jonsson; J. Joshi; A. W. Jung; A. Juste; K. Kaadze; E. Kajfasz; D. Karmanov; P. A. Kasper; I. Katsanos; R. Kehoe; S. Kermiche; N. Khalatyan; A. Khanov; A. Kharchilava; Y. N. Kharzheev; I. Kiselevich; J. M. Kohli; A. V. Kozelov; J. Kraus; S. Kulikov; A. Kumar; A. Kupco; T. Kur?a; V. A. Kuzmin; S. Lammers; G. Landsberg; P. Lebrun; H. S. Lee; S. W. Lee; W. M. Lee; J. Lellouch; H. Li; L. Li; Q. Z. Li; J. K. Lim; D. Lincoln; J. Linnemann; V. V. Lipaev; R. Lipton; H. Liu; Y. Liu; A. Lobodenko; M. Lokajicek; R. Lopes de Sa; H. J. Lubatti; R. Luna-Garcia; A. L. Lyon; A. K. A. Maciel; R. Madar; R. Magaa-Villalba; S. Malik; V. L. Malyshev; Y. Maravin; J. Martnez-Ortega; R. McCarthy; C. L. McGivern; M. M. Meijer; A. Melnitchouk; L. Mendoza; D. Menezes; P. G. Mercadante; M. Merkin; A. Meyer; J. Meyer; F. Miconi; J. Molina; N. K. Mondal; H. da Motta; M. Mulhearn; L. Mundim; E. Nagy; M. Naimuddin; M. Narain; R. Nayyar; H. A. Neal; J. P. Negret; P. Neustroev; S. F. Novaes; T. Nunnemann; G. Obrant; V. Oguri; J. Orduna; N. Osman; J. Osta; M. Padilla; A. Pal; N. Parashar; V. Parihar; S. K. Park; R. Partridge; N. Parua; A. Patwa; B. Penning; M. Perfilov; Y. Peters; K. Petridis; G. Petrillo; P. Ptroff; M. -A. Pleier; P. L. M. Podesta-Lerma; V. M. Podstavkov; M. -E. Pol; A. V. Popov; W. L. Prado da Silva; M. Prewitt; D. Price; N. Prokopenko; J. Qian; A. Quadt; B. Quinn; M. S. Rangel; K. Ranjan; P. N. Ratoff; I. Razumov; P. Renkel; I. Ripp-Baudot; F. Rizatdinova; M. Rominsky; A. Ross; C. Royon; P. Rubinov; R. Ruchti; G. Sajot; P. Salcido; A. Snchez-Hernndez; M. P. Sanders; B. Sanghi; A. Santoro; A. S. Santos; G. Savage; L. Sawyer; T. Scanlon; R. D. Schamberger; Y. Scheglov; H. Schellman; S. Schlobohm; C. Schwanenberger; R. Schwienhorst; J. Sekaric; H. Severini; E. Shabalina; V. Shary; S. Shaw; A. A. Shchukin; R. K. Shivpuri; V. Simak; P. Skubic; P. Slattery; D. Smirnov; K. J. Smith; G. R. Snow; J. Snow; S. Snyder; S. Sldner-Rembold; L. Sonnenschein; K. Soustruznik; J. Stark; D. A. Stoyanova; M. A. Strang; M. Strauss; L. Stutte; L. Suter; P. Svoisky; M. Takahashi; M. Titov; V. V. Tokmenin; Y. -T. Tsai; K. Tschann-Grimm; D. Tsybychev; B. Tuchming; C. Tully; L. Uvarov; S. Uvarov; S. Uzunyan; R. Van Kooten; W. M. van Leeuwen; N. Varelas; E. W. Varnes; I. A. Vasilyev; P. Verdier; A. Y. Verkheev; L. S. Vertogradov; M. Verzocchi; M. Vesterinen; D. Vilanova; P. Vokac; H. D. Wahl; M. H. L. S. Wang; J. Warchol

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

372

Low-energy cross section of the 7Be(p,g)8B solar fusion reaction from Coulomb dissociation of 8B  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Final results from an exclusive measurement of the Coulomb breakup of 8B into 7Be+p at 254 A MeV are reported. Energy-differential Coulomb-breakup cross sections are analyzed using a potential model of 8B and first-order perturbation theory. The deduced astrophysical S_17 factors are in good agreement with the most recent direct 7Be(p,gamma)8B measurements and follow closely the energy dependence predicted by the cluster-model description of 8B by Descouvemont. We extract a zero-energy S_17 factor of 20.6 +- 0.8 (stat) +- 1.2 (syst) eV b.

F. Schuemann; S. Typel; F. Hammache; F. Uhlig; K. Suemmerer; I. Boettcher; D. Cortina; A. Foerster; M. Gai; H. Geissel; U. Greife; E. Grosse; N. Iwasa; P. Koczon; B. Kohlmeyer; R. Kulessa; H. Kumagai; N. Kurz; M. Menzel; T. Motobayashi; H. Oeschler; A. Ozawa; M. Ploskon; W. Prokopowicz; E. Schwab; P. Senger; F. Strieder; C. Sturm; Zhi-Yu Sun; G. Surowka; A. Wagner; W. Walus

2005-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

373

First measurement of the left-right cross section asymmetry in Z boson production at E[sub cm] = 91. 55 GeV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The left-right cross section asymmetry for Z boson production in e[sup +]e[sup -] annihilation (A[sub LR]) has been measured at E[sub cm] = 91.55 GeV with the SLD detector at the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC) using a longitudinally polarized electron beam. The electron polarization was continually monitored with a Compton scattering polarimeter, and was typically 22%. We have accumulated a sample of [approximately]10,200 Z events. We find that A[sup LR] = 0.100 [plus minus] 0.044 [plus minus] 0.003 where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. From this measurement, we determine the weak mixing angle defined at the Z boson pole to be sin[sup 2][theta](lept/w) = 0.2378 [plus minus] 0.0056.

Rowson, P.C. (Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics)

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

First measurement of the left-right cross section asymmetry in Z boson production at E{sub cm} = 91.55 GeV  

SciTech Connect

The left-right cross section asymmetry for Z boson production in e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation (A{sub LR}) has been measured at E{sub cm} = 91.55 GeV with the SLD detector at the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC) using a longitudinally polarized electron beam. The electron polarization was continually monitored with a Compton scattering polarimeter, and was typically 22%. We have accumulated a sample of {approximately}10,200 Z events. We find that A{sup LR} = 0.100 {plus_minus} 0.044 {plus_minus} 0.003 where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. From this measurement, we determine the weak mixing angle defined at the Z boson pole to be sin{sup 2}{theta}(lept/w) = 0.2378 {plus_minus} 0.0056.

Rowson, P.C. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; The SLD Collaboration

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Measurement of the top-antitop production cross section in the tau+jets channel in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The top-quark pair production cross section in 7 TeV center-of-mass energy proton-proton collisions is measured using data collected by the CMS detector at the LHC. The measurement uses events with one jet identified as a hadronically decaying tau lepton and at least four additional energetic jets, at least one of which is identified as coming from a b quark. The analyzed data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.9 inverse femtobarns recorded by a dedicated multijet plus hadronically decaying tau trigger. A neural network has been developed to separate the top-quark pairs from the W+jets and multijet backgrounds. The measured value of sigma(ttbar) = 152 +/- 12 (stat.) +/- 32 (syst.) +/- 3 (lum.) pb is consistent with the standard model predictions.

CMS Collaboration

2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

376

Acceptances for Space-Based and Ground-Based Fluorescence Detectors, and Inference of the Neutrino-Nucleon Cross-Section above 10^19 eV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Detection of ultra-high energy neutrinos will be useful for unraveling the dynamics of the most violent sources in the cosmos and for revealing the neutrino cross-section at extreme energy. Above ~ 10^20 eV, neutrinos may well be the only cosmic primariies. Thus, it is important to know the acceptances (event rate/flux) of proposed air-shower experiments for detecting ``horizontal'' neutrino events initiated in our atmosphere, and ``Earth-skimming'' events initiated in the Earth's surface rock or ocean. We calculate these acceptances for fluorescence detectors, both space-based as with the EUSO and OWL proposals, and ground-based, as with Auger, HiRes and Telescope Array. The neutrino cross-section sigma_nuN is not measured at energies above 5.2 x 10^13 eV. Although QCD extrapolations offer motivated guesses for sigma_nuN, new physics could intervene to provide a surprise. Therefore, we present the acceptances of horizontal (HAS) and upgoing (UAS) air showers as a function of sigma_nuN over the interesting range 10^(-34) to 10^(-30) cm^2. The dependences of acceptances on neutrino energy, shower-threshold energy, shower length and column density, and cloud layers are also studied. For UAS, we present acceptances for events over land (rock), and over the ocean (water). The latter are larger by about an order of magnitude, thus favoring space-based detectors. We revisit the idea of Kusenko and Weiler to infer sigma_nuN at E_nu ~ 10^20 eV from the ratio of HAS-to-UAS events, and find favorable results. Our calculation is mostly analytic. Included in the UAS calculation are realistic energy-losses for taus, and Earth-curvature effects.

Sergio Palomares-Ruiz; Andrei Irimia; Thomas J. Weiler

2005-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

377

NIST: Neutron Cross Section Standards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... standards. Description: Measurements have been completed at Ohio University of the important hydrogen scattering angular distribution standard ...

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

378

Neutron Cross Section Standards (continued)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... protection, design of new detectors for nuclear monitoring and homeland security, and design of next-generation nuclear reactors and isotope ...

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

379

Measurement of the inclusive jet cross section in proton-antiproton collisions at the center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV  

SciTech Connect

This thesis studies the high-energy collisions of protons and antiprotons. The data used in the measurement were collected during 2004-2005 with the D0 detector at the Tevatron Collider of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and correspond to 0.7 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. High energy hadron collisions usually produce collimated sprays of particles called jets. The energy of the jets is measured using a liquid Argon-Uranium calorimeter and the production angle is determined with the help of silicon microstrip and scintillating fiber trackers. The inclusive jet cross section in proton-antiproton collisions is measured as a function of jet transverse momentum p{sub T} in six bins of jet rapidity at the center-of-mass energy {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The measurement covers jet transerve momenta from 50 GeV up to 600 GeV and jet rapidities up to |y| = 2.4. The data are collected using a set of seven single jet triggers. Event and jet cuts are applied to remove non-physical backgrounds and cosmic-ray interactions. The data are corrected for jet energy calibration, cut and trigger efficiencies and finite jet p{sub T} resolution. The corrections are determined from data and the methods are tested with Monte Carlo simulation. The main experimental challenges in the measurement are the calibration of jet energies and the determination of the jet p{sub T} resolution. New methods are developed for the jet energy calibration that take into account physical differences between the {gamma}+jet and dijet calibration samples arising from quark and gluon jet differences. The uncertainty correlations are studied and provided as a set of uncertainty sources. The production of particle jets in hadron collisions is described by the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). When the transverse jet momentum is large, the contributions from long-distance physics processes are small and the production rates of jets can be predicted by perturbative QCD. The inclusive jet cross section in p{bar p} collisions at large p{sub T} is directly sensitive to the strong coupling constant ({alpha}{sub s}) and the parton distribution functions (PDFs) of the proton. This measurement can be used to constrain the PDFs, in particular the gluon PDF at high proton momentum fraction x, and to look for quark substructure at the TeV scale. The data are compared to the theory predictions with perturbative QCD in the next-to-leading order precision and a good agreement between data and theory is observed.

Voutilainen, Mikko Antero; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys. /Helsinki U. of Tech. /Nebraska U. /Saclay

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Measurement of the t anti-t Cross-Section Using the Dimuon Channel in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV  

SciTech Connect

The author has measured the t{bar t} production cross section at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using data collected by the D0 experiment at Fermilab. The integrated luminosity of the data set is 140 pb{sup -1} and a total of four candidate events are seen, with an expected background of 2.61 events. The measured cross section of {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} = 11.1{sub -9.3}{sup +22.1}(stat.){sub -4.5}{sup +4.3}(sys.) pb is in agreement with a NNLO calculation of 6.77 pb.

McCroskey, Robert Crampton; /Arizona U.

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Non-MT Determination of X-Ray Absorption Cross-Section's Factorized Atomic Part in the Near-Edge Region. Application to Si K-Edge XANES Analysis in Beta-Zeolites  

SciTech Connect

An algorithm and code for the determination of the factorized atomic part of the absorption cross-section from experimental spectra in the XANES region were generated and tested on Al and Si K-edge XANES in reference compounds and applied to zeolite Beta with various Si/Al ratios. However, replacement of the theoretically determined background with the experimental absorption cross-section significantly improved the agreement with experiment. The spectral analysis showed that the XANES region can be used to extract detailed structural information when the Muffin-tin approximation can be avoided. Asymmetry in the silicon oxide tetrahedron was observed when increasing the aluminum content of the zeolite.

Bugaev, L. A.; Avakyan, L. A.; Latokha, Ya. V. [Physical Department of Rostov State University, Zorge str., 5, Rostov-on-Don, 344090 (Russian Federation); Bokhoven, J. A. van [Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland)

2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

382

Measurement of the Ratio of Inclusive Cross Sections !(p-p!Z+b-jet) !(p-p!Z+jet) in the Dilepton Final States  

SciTech Connect

The inclusive production of b-jets with a Z boson is an important background to searches for the Higgs boson in associated ZH {yields} llb{bar b} production at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. This thesis describes the most precise measurement to date of the ratio of inclusive cross sections {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} Z + b-jet)/{sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} Z + jet) when a Z boson decays into two electrons or muons. The measurement uses a data sample from p{bar p} collisions at the center of mass energy {radical}s = 1.96 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.2 fb{sup -1} collected by the D0 detector. The measured ratio {sigma}(Z + b-jet)/{sigma}(Z + jet) is 0.0187 {+-} 0.0021(stat) {+-} 0.0015(syst) for jets with transverse momentum p{sub T} > 20 GeV and pseudorapidity |{eta}| {le} 2.5. The measurement is compared with the next-to-leading order theoretical predictions from MCFM and is found to be consistent within uncertainties.

Smith, Kenneth James; /SUNY, Buffalo

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Measurements of the Electron-Helicity Dependent Cross Sections of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering with CEBAF at 12 GeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose precision measurements of the helicity-dependent and helicity independent cross sections for the ep->epg reaction in Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) kinematics. DVCS scaling is obtained in the limits Q^2>>Lambda_{QCD}^2, x_Bj fixed, and -\\Delta^2=-(q-q')^22 GeV^2, W>2 GeV, and -\\Delta^21 GeV^2. We will use our successful technique from the 5.75 GeV Hall A DVCS experiment (E00-110). With polarized 6.6, 8.8, and 11 GeV beams incident on the liquid hydrogen target, we will detect the scattered electron in the Hall A HRS-L spectrometer (maximum central momentum 4.3 GeV/c) and the emitted photon in a slightly expanded PbF_2 calorimeter. In general, we will not detect the recoil proton. The H(e,e'g)X missing mass resolution is sufficient to isolate the exclusive channel with 3% systematic precision.

J. Roche; C. E. Hyde-Wright; B. Michel; C. Munoz Camacho

2006-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

384

Measurements of the Electron-Helicity Dependent Cross Sections of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering with CEBAF at 12 GeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose precision measurements of the helicity-dependent and helicity independent cross sections for the ep->epg reaction in Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) kinematics. DVCS scaling is obtained in the limits Q^2>>Lambda_{QCD}^2, x_Bj fixed, and -\\Delta^2=-(q-q')^22 GeV^2, W>2 GeV, and -\\Delta^21 GeV^2. We will use our successful technique from the 5.75 GeV Hall A DVCS experiment (E00-110). With polarized 6.6, 8.8, and 11 GeV beams incident on the liquid hydrogen target, we will detect the scattered electron in the Hall A HRS-L spectrometer (maximum central momentum 4.3 GeV/c) and the emitted photon in a slightly expanded PbF_2 calorimeter. In general, we will not detect the recoil proton. The H(e,e'g)X missing mass resolution is sufficient to isolate the exclusive channel with 3% systematic precision.

Roche, J; Hyde-Wright, E; Gavalian, G; Amarian, M; Bltmann, S; Dodge, G E; Juengst, H; Lachniet, J; Radyushkin, A; Ulmer, P E; Weinstein, L B; Ball, J; Bertin, P Y; Brossard, M; De Masi, R; Garon, M; Girod, F X; Guidal, M; MacCormick, M; Mazouz, M; Niccolai, S; Pire, B; Procureur, S; Sabatie, F; Voutier, E; Wallon, S; Muoz Camacho, C; Camsonne, A; Chen, J P; Chudakov, E; Deur, A; Gaskell, D; Higinbotham, D; De Jager, C; Le Rose, J; Hansen, O; Michaels, R; Nanda, S; Saha, A; Stepanyan, S; Wojtsekhowski, B; Markowitz, P E C; Zheng, X; Gilman, R; Jiang, X; Kuchina, E; Ransome, R; Deshpande, Abhay A; Liyanage, N; Choi, S; Kang, H; Lee, B; Yumin, Oh; Jongsog, S; Sirca, S

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Measurements of the Electron-Helicity Dependent Cross Sections of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering with CEBAF at 12 GeV  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We propose precision measurements of the helicity-dependent and helicity independent cross sections for the ep {yields} ep{gamma} reaction in Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) kinematics. DVCS scaling is obtained in the limits Q{sup 2} >> {Lambda}{sub QCD}{sup 2}, x{sub Bj} fixed, and -{Delta}{sup 2} = -(q-q{prime}){sup 2} << Q{sup 2}. We consider the specific kinematic range Q{sup 2} > 2 GeV{sup 2}, W > 2 GeV, and -{Delta}{sup 2} {le} 1 GeV{sup 2}. We will use our successful technique from the 5.75 GeV Hall A DVCS experiment (E00-110). With polarized 6.6, 8.8, and 11 GeV beams incident on the liquid hydrogen target, we will detect the scattered electron in the Hall A HRS-L spectrometer (maximum central momentum 4.3 GeV/c) and the emitted photon in a slightly expanded PbF{sub 2} calorimeter. In general, we will not detect the recoil proton. The H(e,e{prime}{gamma})X missing mass resolution is sufficient to isolate the exclusive channel with 3% systematic precision.

J. Roche; C. E. Hyde-Wright; B. Michel; C. Munoz Camacho; et al. (The Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration)

2006-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

386

Top pair production cross section at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV and a search for v + a current in top quark decay  

SciTech Connect

Possible effects from physics beyond the Standard Model have been investigated in top quark decays from a data sample enriched in t{bar t} events produced in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV with an integrated luminosity of approximately 700 pb{sup -1} and collected with the CDF II detector. The combined t{bar t} production cross section measurement 7.3 {+-} 0.9 pb agrees with the QCD NLO predictions: 6.7 {+-} 0.8 pb assuming m{sub top} = 175 GeV/c{sup 2}. The fraction of the V + A current in top quark decay, f{sub V+A}, is determined using the invariant mass of the charged lepton and the bottom quark jet in the decay chain t {yields} Wb {yields} {ell}{nu}b (where {ell} = e or {mu}). The measured value f{sub V+A} = - 0.06 {+-} 0.25 under the assumption m{sub top} = 175 GeV/c{sup 2} is in agreement with the Standard Model. They set an upper limit on f{sub V+A} of 0.29 at the 95% confidence level.

Cabrera, S.; /Valencia U., IFIC

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Measurement of the tt-bar cross section in pp-bar collisions at sqrt[s]=1.96 TeV using dilepton events with a lepton plus track selection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reports a measurement of the cross section for the pair production of top quarks in pp? collisions at ?s=1.96??TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. The data were collected from the CDF run II detector in a set of runs ...

Xie, Si

388

Single and double [ital K]-shell ionization and electron-transfer cross sections for Fe and Ni bombarded by S ions and Fe by Si ions at 1. 25--4. 70 MeV/amu  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single and double [ital K]-shell vacancy production and [ital K]-[ital K] electron-transfer cross sections have been measured in the limit of zero target thickness for Fe and Ni induced by 1.25--4.70 MeV/amu [sup 28]Si and [sup 32]S ions. The fluorescence yield [omega][sub [ital k

Tribedi, L.C.; Prasad, K.G.; Tandon, P.N. (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay 400005 (India)); Chen, Z.; Lin, C.D. (Department of Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (United States))

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Measurement of the t anti-t Production Cross Section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using Lepton + Jets Events with Jet Probability b-tagging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present a measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section using events with one charged lepton and jets from p{bar p} collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV. A b-tagging algorithm based on the probability of displaced tracks coming from the event interaction vertex is applied to identify b quarks from top decay. Using 318 pb{sup -1} of data collected with the CDF II detector, they measure the t{bar t} production cross section in events with at least one restrictive (tight) b-tagged jet and obtain 8.9{sub -1.0}{sup +1.0}(stat.){sub -1.0}{sup +1.1}(syst.) pb. The cross section value assumes a top quark mass of m{sub t} is presented in the paper. This result is consistent with other CDF measurements of the t{bar t} cross section using different samples and analysis techniques, and has similar systematic uncertainties. They have also performed consistency checks by using the b-tagging probability function to vary the signal to background ratio and also using events that have at least two b-tagged jets.

Abulencia, A.; Acosta, D.; Adelman, Jahred A.; Affolder, T.; Akimoto, T.; Albrow, M.G.; Ambrose, D.; Amerio, S.; Amidei, D.; Anastassov, A.; Anikeev, K.; /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Measurement of the ZZ Production Cross Section and Limits on Anomalous Neutral Triple Gauge Couplings in Proton-Proton Collisions at ?s=7??TeV with the ATLAS Detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A measurement of the ZZ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at ?s=7??TeV using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.02??fb-1 recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC is presented. Twelve ...

Taylor, Frank E.

391

Measurement of the tt-bar production cross section in pp-bar collisions at [sqrt]s=1.96??TeV using soft electron b-tagging  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a measurement of the top-quark pair-production cross section in pp? collisions at [sqrt]s=1.96??TeV using a data sample corresponding to 1.7??fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the Collider Detector ...

Paus, Christoph M. E.

392

Reprint of "3D geological modelling from boreholes, cross-sections and geological maps, application over former natural gas storages in coal mines" [Comput. Geosci. 34 (2008) 278-290  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a wide range of applications involving geological modelling, geological data available at low cost usually consist of documents such as cross-sections or geological maps and punctual data like borehole logs or outcrop descriptions. In order to build ... Keywords: 3D geological modelling, Data structuration, GIS, Geomodeler

Olivier Kaufmann; Thierry Martin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Measurement of the Cross Section for Direct-Photon Production in Association with a Heavy Quark in p[ over p] Collisions at ?s=1.96??TeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on a measurement of the cross section for direct-photon production in association with a heavy quark using the full data set of ?s=1.96??TeV proton-antiproton collisions corresponding to 9.1??fb[superscript -1] ...

Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

394

Measurement of the J/psi meson and b-hadron production cross sections in p anti-p collisions at s(NN)**(1/2) = 1960-GeV  

SciTech Connect

We present a new measurement of the inclusive and differential production cross sections of J/{psi} mesons and b-hadrons in proton-antiproton collisions at {radical}s = 1960 GeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 39.7 pb{sup -1} collected by the CDF Run II detector. We find the integrated cross section for inclusive J/{psi} production for all transverse momenta from 0 to 20 GeV/c in the rapidity range |y| < 0.6 to be 4.08 {+-} 0.02(stat){sub -0.33}{sup +0.36}(syst) {mu}b. We separate the fraction of J/{psi} events from the decay of the long-lived b-hadrons using the lifetime distribution in all events with p{sub T} (J/{psi}) > 1.25 GeV/c. We find the total cross section for b-hadrons, including both hadrons and anti-hadrons, decaying to J/{psi} with transverse momenta greater than 1.25 GeV/c in the rapidity range |y(J/{psi})| < 0.6, is 0.330 {+-} 0.005(stat){sub -0.033}{sup +0.036}(syst) {mu}b. Using a Monte Carlo simulation of the decay kinematics of b-hadrons to all final states containing a J/{psi}, we extract the first measurement of the total single b-hadron cross section down to zero transverse momentum at {radical}s = 1960 GeV. We find the total single b-hadron cross section integrated over all transverse momenta for b-hadrons in the rapidity range |y| < 0.6 to be 17.6 {+-} 0.4(stat){sub -2.3}{sup +2.5}(syst) {mu}b.

Acosta, D.; Adelman, J.; Affolder, T.; Akimoto, T.; Albrow, M.G.; Ambrose, D.; Amerio, S.; Amidei, D.; Anastassov, A.; Anikeev, K.; Annovi, A.; Antos, J.; Aoki, M.; Apollinari, G.; Arisawa, T.; Arguin, J.-F.; Artikov, A.; Ashmanskas, W.; Attal, A.; Azfar, F.; Azzi-Bacchetta, P.; /Barcelona, Autonoma U. /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /Cantabria U., Santander /Carnegie Mellon U. /Chicago U. /Duke U. /Florida U. /Geneva U. /Glasgow U. /Harvard U. /Helsinki U. /Hiroshima U. /Illinois U., Urbana /Johns Hopkins U. /Karlsruhe U. /SungKyunKwan U.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Measurement of the J/psi meson and b-hadron production cross sections in p anti-p collisions at s(NN)**(1/2) = 1960-GeV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a new measurement of the inclusive and differential production cross sections of J/{psi} mesons and b-hadrons in proton-antiproton collisions at {radical}s = 1960 GeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 39.7 pb{sup -1} collected by the CDF Run II detector. We find the integrated cross section for inclusive J/{psi} production for all transverse momenta from 0 to 20 GeV/c in the rapidity range |y| 1.25 GeV/c. We find the total cross section for b-hadrons, including both hadrons and anti-hadrons, decaying to J/{psi} with transverse momenta greater than 1.25 GeV/c in the rapidity range |y(J/{psi})| < 0.6, is 0.330 {+-} 0.005(stat){sub -0.033}{sup +0.036}(syst) {mu}b. Using a Monte Carlo simulation of the decay kinematics of b-hadrons to all final states containing a J/{psi}, we extract the first measurement of the total single b-hadron cross section down to zero transverse momentum at {radical}s = 1960 GeV. We find the total single b-hadron cross section integrated over all transverse momenta for b-hadrons in the rapidity range |y| < 0.6 to be 17.6 {+-} 0.4(stat){sub -2.3}{sup +2.5}(syst) {mu}b.

Acosta, D.; Adelman, J.; Affolder, T.; Akimoto, T.; Albrow, M.G.; Ambrose, D.; Amerio, S.; Amidei, D.; Anastassov, A.; Anikeev, K.; Annovi, A.; Antos, J.; Aoki, M.; Apollinari, G.; Arisawa, T.; Arguin, J.-F.; Artikov, A.; Ashmanskas, W.; Attal, A.; Azfar, F.; Azzi-Bacchetta, P.; /Barcelona, Autonoma U. /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /Cantabria U., Santander /Carnegie Mellon U. /Chicago U. /Duke U. /Florida U. /Geneva U. /Glasgow U. /Harvard U. /Helsinki U. /Hiroshima U. /Illinois U., Urbana /Johns Hopkins U. /Karlsruhe U. /SungKyunKwan U.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

A measurement of the left-right cross section asymmetry in Z{sup 0} production with polarized e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} collisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Stanford Linear Collider at SLAC is an e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} collider running at {radical}s {approx} M{sub Z} and has provided an electron beam with longitudinal polarization at the SLC interaction point. The 1992 polarized run data were taken with the SLD detector. The author presents here the measurement of the left-right cross section asymmetry (A{sub LR}) for the 1992 run. The polarized run began in May and ended in September of 1992 at a mean center-of-mass energy of 91.56 GeV. Tower hit information of the liquid argon calorimeter and endcap warm iron calorimeter pads were used for selecting hadronic Z{sup 0} or tau pair events. The SLD detector collected about 11,000 events during this run. The magnitude of the longitudinal polarization of the electron beam was continuously measured by a polarimeter based on Compton scattering, and was monitored by a polarimeter based on Moller scattering. The luminosity-weighted average longitudinal polarization during the 1992 run was measured as 22.4 {+-} 0.6 (syst.)%. From these data, the value of A{sub LR} has been measured to be 0.102 {+-} 0.044 (stat.) {+-} 0.003 (syst.), corresponding to an effective electroweak mixing angle (sin{sup 2}{theta}{sub w}{sup eff}) of 0.2375 {+-} 0.0056 (stat.) {+-} 0.0004 (syst.). The error is dominated by the statistical error. This value of sin{sup 2}{theta}{sub w}{sup eff} is in good agreement with existing measurements from other experiments. Studies of improvements in A{sub LR} event selection for future high-statistics runs are also discussed.

Park, H.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Novel 4{pi} Detection System for the Measurement of the {sup 6}Li(n,{alpha}){sup 3}H Reaction Cross Section  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dedicated one-dimensional Time Projection Chamber (1D-TPC) was designed and produced at IRMM to determine the {sup 6}Li(n,{alpha}){sup 3}H cross section in the 0.4-2.8 MeV energy range, aiming at 5% accuracy. The basic TPC components were a twin gridded ionisation chamber (GIC) with interwired electrodes and fast digitisation of the anode and cathode signals. The energy of both reaction products emitted from a thin {sup 6}LiF sample at the common TPC cathode was measured. A Kr(97%)CO{sub 2}(3%) mixture was used as the detector gas at a pressure up to 3.5 bar. A {sup 238}U sample mounted on the cathode of an ionisation chamber without grid was used as the neutron flux monitor. Special care was taken to reduce the experimental sources of uncertainty. The beam-monitor {sup 238}U sample was characterised at IRMM by low-geometry {alpha}-counting with an accuracy of 0.1%. A {sup 6}Li sample was produced at IRMM by vacuum evaporation of {sup 6}LiF onto transparent aluminium backing. The number of {sup 6}Li atoms will be measured via Thermal Neutron Depth Profiling with an expected accuracy of 2% with respect to an IRMM Standard Reference Material. First test measurements were performed using a monoenergetic neutron beam produced by the T(p,n){sup 3}He reaction at the IRMM 7 MV Van de Graaff accelerator. The experimental method and preliminary results are presented.

Giorginis, Georgios; Bencardino, Raffaele [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium)

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

398

CAPSIZE: A personal computer program and cross-section library for determining the shielding requirements, size, and capacity of shipping casks subject to various proposed objectives  

SciTech Connect

A new interactive program called CAPSIZE has been written for the IBM-PC to rapidly determine the likely impact that proposed design objectives might have on the size and capacity of spent fuel shipping casks designed to meet those objectives. Given the burnup of the spent fuel, its cooling time, the thickness of the internal basket walls, the desired external dose rate, and the nominal weight limit of the loaded cask, the CAPSIZE program will determine the maximum number of PWR fuel assemblies that may be shipped in a lead-, steel-, or uranium-shielded cask meeting those objectives. The necessary neutron and gamma shield thicknesses are determined by the program in such a way as to meet the specified external dose rate while simultaneously minimizing the overall weight of the loaded cask. The one-group cross-section library used in the CAPSIZE program has been distilled from the intermediate results of several hundred 1-D multigroaup discrete ordinates calculations for different types of casks. Neutron and gamma source terms, as well as the decay heat terms, are based on ORIGEN-S analyses of PWR fuel assemblies having exposures of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 gigawatt days per metric tonne of initial heavy metal (GWD/MTIHM). In each case, values have been tabulated at 17 different decay times between 120 days and 25 years. Other features of the CAPSIZE program include a steady-state heat transfer calculation which will minimize the size and weight of external cooling fins, if and when such fins are required. Comparisons with previously reported results show that the CAPSIZE program can generally estimate the necessary neutron and gamma shield thicknesses to within 0.16 in. and 0.08 in., respectively. The corresponding cask weights have generally been found to be within 1000 lbs of previously reported results. 13 refs., 20 figs., 54 tabs.

Bucholz, J.A.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Evaluation of a new sonic anemometer for routine monitoring and emergency response applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recently, several new sonic anemometers have become available for routine wind measurements. Sonic anemometers avoid many problems associated with the traditional rotating anemometer and vane sets- inertia of moving parts, bearing wear, contamination from dust and ice, frequent maintenance. Without a starting threshold, the sonic anemometer also produces more accurate measurements of wind direction and sigma theta at very low wind speeds. We illustrate these advantages by comparing 20 days of observations from a new sonic anemometer with data from existing cup and vane sensors at the 10-m level of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory`s meteorological tower.

Gouveia, F.J; Baskett, R.L.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

A measurement of. Delta. sigma. sub L (np), the difference between neutron-proton total cross sections in pure longitudinal spin states  

SciTech Connect

A measurement off {Delta}{sigma}{sub L}(np), the difference between neutron-proton total cross sections in pure longitudinal spin states, is described. The results will help determine the isospin-zero (I = 0) scattering amplitudes, which are not well known above laboratory energies of 500 MeV, whereas the isospin-one (I = 1) amplitudes are fairly well-determined to 1 GeV. Data points were taken at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) at Los Alamos, New Mexico, for five neutron beam energies: 484, 568, 634,720 and 788 MeV; they are the first in this energy range. Polarized neutrons were produced by charge-exchange of polarized protons on a liquid deuterium target (LD{sub 2}). Large-volume neutron counters detected the neutrons that passed through a polarized proton target. The counters subtended a range of solid angles large enough to allow extrapolation of the scattered neutrons to 0{degree}. Two modifications to the LAMPF accelerator system which were made for this work are described. They included a beam buncher,'' which modified the normal rf-time structure of the proton beam and allowed for the selection of peak-energy neutrons by time-of-flight means, and a computerized beam steering program, which reduced systematic effects due to beam motion at the LD{sub 2} target. The experimental values of {Delta}{sigma}{sub L}(np) are found to be consistent with other np data, including preliminary data from SIN and Saclay, but not with some results from Argonne which used a polarized proton beam and a polarized deuteron target. The I = 0 component was extracted from {Delta}{sigma}{sub L}(np) using existing pp data (I = 1), with the unexpected result that {Delta}{sigma}{sub L}(I = 0) was found to be essentially identical in shape to {Delta}{sigma}{sub L}(I = 1). The significance of this is not yet understood.

Beddo, M.E.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

AMPX-77: A modular code system for generating coupled multigroup neutron-gamma cross-section libraries from ENDF/B-IV and/or ENDF/B-V  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

AMPX-77 is a modular system of computer programs that pertain to nuclear analyses, with a primary emphasis on tasks associated with the production and use of multigroup cross sections. AH basic cross-section data are to be input in the formats used by the Evaluated Nuclear Data Files (ENDF/B), and output can be obtained in a variety of formats, including its own internal and very general formats, along with a variety of other useful formats used by major transport, diffusion theory, and Monte Carlo codes. Processing is provided for both neutron and gamma-my data. The present release contains codes all written in the FORTRAN-77 dialect of FORTRAN and wig process ENDF/B-V and earlier evaluations, though major modules are being upgraded in order to process ENDF/B-VI and will be released when a complete collection of usable routines is available.

Greene, N.M.; Ford, W.E. III; Petrie, L.M.; Arwood, J.W.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

K -shell x-ray production cross sections for low- Z elements (11 le Z le 22) by 1--2. 5-MeV sup 4 He ions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

{ital K}-shell x-ray production cross sections for Na, Mg, Al, Si, Cl, K, Ca, and Ti bombarded by {sup 4}He{sup +} ions in the energy range 1.0--2.5 MeV have been measured using thin targets. The ionization cross sections deduced are compared with various Coulomb-ionization theories based on the plane-wave Born approximation, the binary-encounter approximation, and the simplified semiclassical approximation according to the Andersen, Lgsgaard, and Lund (Nucl. Instrum. Methods 192, 79 (1982)) and 1{ital s}{sigma} molecular-orbital ionization theory. The calculations based on a perturbed-stationary-state approach including all the corrections such as the Coulomb deflection, the increased binding energy, and the relativistic effects, describe the data best although there are deviations in the case of Na at lower energies.

Tribedi, L.C.; Tandon, P.N. (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Bombay 400005 (India))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using missing E(T) + jets events with secondary vertex b-tagging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present a measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV which uses events with an inclusive signature of significant missing transverse energy and jets. This is the first measurement which makes no explicit lepton identification requirements, so that sensitivity to W {yields} {tau}{nu} decays is maintained. Heavy flavor jets from top quark decay are identified with a secondary vertex tagging algorithm. From 311 pb{sup -1} of data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab they measure a production cross section of 5.8 {+-} 1.2(stat.){sub -0.7}{sup +0.9}(syst.) pb for a top quark mass of 178 GeV/c{sup 2}, in agreement with previous determinations and standard model predictions.

Abulencia, A.; Acosta, D.; Adelman, Jahred A.; Affolder, T.; Akimoto, T.; Albrow, M.G.; Ambrose, D.; Amerio, S.; Amidei, D.; Anastassov, A.; Anikeev, K.; /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Measurement of the Differential Cross Section d?/d(cos ?t) for Top-Quark Pair Production in p-pbar Collisions at sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report a measurement of the differential cross section, d{\\sigma}/d(cos {\\theta}t), for top-quark-pair production as a function of the top-quark production angle in proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV. This measurement is performed using data collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.4/fb. We employ the Legendre polynomials to characterize the shape of the differential cross section at the parton level. The observed Legendre coefficients are in good agreement with the prediction of the next-to-leading-order standard-model calculation, with the exception of an excess linear-term coefficient, a1 = 0.40 +- 0.12, compared to the standard-model prediction of a1 = 0.15^{+0.07}_{-0.03}.

CDF Collaboration; T. Aaltonen; S. Amerio; D. Amidei; A. Anastassov; A. Annovi; J. Antos; G. Apollinari; J. A. Appel; T. Arisawa; A. Artikov; J. Asaadi; W. Ashmanskas; B. Auerbach; A. Aurisano; F. Azfar; W. Badgett; T. Bae; A. Barbaro-Galtieri; V. E. Barnes; B. A. Barnett; P. Barria; P. Bartos; M. Bauce; F. Bedeschi; S. Behari; G. Bellettini; J. Bellinger; D. Benjamin; A. Beretvas; A. Bhatti; K. R. Bland; B. Blumenfeld; A. Bocci; A. Bodek; D. Bortoletto; J. Boudreau; A. Boveia; L. Brigliadori; C. Bromberg; E. Brucken; J. Budagov; H. S. Budd; K. Burkett; G. Busetto; P. Bussey; P. Butti; A. Buzatu; A. Calamba; S. Camarda; M. Campanelli; F. Canelli; B. Carls; D. Carlsmith; R. Carosi; S. Carrillo; B. Casal; M. Casarsa; A. Castro; P. Catastini; D. Cauz; V. Cavaliere; M. Cavalli-Sforza; A. Cerri; L. Cerrito; Y. C. Chen; M. Chertok; G. Chiarelli; G. Chlachidze; K. Cho; D. Chokheli; A. Clark; C. Clarke; M. E. Convery; J. Conway; M. Corbo; M. Cordelli; C. A. Cox; D. J. Cox; M. Cremonesi; D. Cruz; J. Cuevas; R. Culbertson; N. d'Ascenzo; M. Datta; P. de Barbaro; L. Demortier; M. Deninno; M. D'Errico; F. Devoto; A. Di Canto; B. Di Ruzza; J. R. Dittmann; S. Donati; M. D'Onofrio; M. Dorigo; A. Driutti; K. Ebina; R. Edgar; A. Elagin; R. Erbacher; S. Errede; B. Esham; S. Farrington; J. P. Fernndez Ramos; R. Field; G. Flanagan; R. Forrest; M. Franklin; J. C. Freeman; H. Frisch; Y. Funakoshi; C. Galloni; A. F. Garfinkel; P. Garosi; H. Gerberich; E. Gerchtein; S. Giagu; V. Giakoumopoulou; K. Gibson; C. M. Ginsburg; N. Giokaris; P. Giromini; G. Giurgiu; V. Glagolev; D. Glenzinski; M. Gold; D. Goldin; A. Golossanov; G. Gomez; G. Gomez-Ceballos; M. Goncharov; O. Gonzlez Lpez; I. Gorelov; A. T. Goshaw; K. Goulianos; E. Gramellini; S. Grinstein; C. Grosso-Pilcher; R. C. Group; J. Guimaraes da Costa; S. R. Hahn; J. Y. Han; F. Happacher; K. Hara; M. Hare; R. F. Harr; T. Harrington-Taber; K. Hatakeyama; C. Hays; J. Heinrich; M. Herndon; A. Hocker; Z. Hong; W. Hopkins; S. Hou; R. E. Hughes; U. Husemann; M. Hussein; J. Huston; G. Introzzi; M. Iori; A. Ivanov; E. James; D. Jang; B. Jayatilaka; E. J. Jeon; S. Jindariani; M. Jones; K. K. Joo; S. Y. Jun; T. R. Junk; M. Kambeitz; T. Kamon; P. E. Karchin; A. Kasmi; Y. Kato; W. Ketchum; J. Keung; B. Kilminster; D. H. Kim; H. S. Kim; J. E. Kim; M. J. Kim; S. H. Kim; S. B. Kim; Y. J. Kim; Y. K. Kim; N. Kimura; M. Kirby; K. Knoepfel; K. Kondo; D. J. Kong; J. Konigsberg; A. V. Kotwal; M. Kreps; J. Kroll; M. Kruse; T. Kuhr; M. Kurata; A. T. Laasanen; S. Lammel; M. Lancaster; K. Lannon; G. Latino; H. S. Lee; J. S. Lee; S. Leo; S. Leone; J. D. Lewis; A. Limosani; E. Lipeles; A. Lister; H. Liu; Q. Liu; T. Liu; S. Lockwitz; A. Loginov; D. Lucchesi; A. Luc; J. Lueck; P. Lujan; P. Lukens; G. Lungu; J. Lys; R. Lysak; R. Madrak; P. Maestro; S. Malik; G. Manca; A. Manousakis-Katsikakis; L. Marchese; F. Margaroli; P. Marino; M. Martnez; K. Matera; M. E. Mattson; A. Mazzacane; P. Mazzanti; R. McNulty; A. Mehta; P. Mehtala; C. Mesropian; T. Miao; D. Mietlicki; A. Mitra; H. Miyake; S. Moed; N. Moggi; C. S. Moon; R. Moore; M. J. Morello; A. Mukherjee; Th. Muller; P. Murat; M. Mussini; J. Nachtman; Y. Nagai; J. Naganoma; I. Nakano; A. Napier; J. Nett; C. Neu; T. Nigmanov; L. Nodulman; S. Y. Noh; O. Norniella; L. Oakes; S. H. Oh; Y. D. Oh; I. Oksuzian; T. Okusawa; R. Orava; L. Ortolan; C. Pagliarone; E. Palencia; P. Palni; V. Papadimitriou; W. Parker; G. Pauletta; M. Paulini; C. Paus; T. J. Phillips; G. Piacentino; E. Pianori; J. Pilot; K. Pitts; C. Plager; L. Pondrom; S. Poprocki; K. Potamianos; A. Pranko; F. Prokoshin; F. Ptohos; G. Punzi; N. Ranjan; I. Redondo Fernndez; P. Renton; M. Rescigno; F. Rimondi; L. Ristori; A. Robson; T. Rodriguez; S. Rolli; M. Ronzani; R. Roser; J. L. Rosner; F. Ruffini; A. Ruiz; J. Russ; V. Rusu; W. K. Sakumoto; Y. Sakurai; L. Santi; K. Sato; V. Saveliev; A. Savoy-Navarro; P. Schlabach; E. E. Schmidt; T. Schwarz; L. Scodellaro; F. Scuri; S. Seidel; Y. Seiya; A. Semenov; F. Sforza; S. Z. Shalhout; T. Shears; P. F. Shepard; M. Shimojima; M. Shochet; I. Shreyber-Tecker; A. Simonenko; K. Sliwa; J. R. Smith; F. D. Snider; H. Song; V. Sorin; R. St. Denis; M. Stancari; D. Stentz; J. Strologas; Y. Sudo; A. Sukhanov; I. Suslov; K. Takemasa; Y. Takeuchi; J. Tang; M. Tecchio; P. K. Teng; J. Thom; E. Thomson; V. Thukral; D. Toback; S. Tokar; K. Tollefson; T. Tomura; D. Tonelli; S. Torre; D. Torretta; P. Totaro; M. Trovato; F. Ukegawa; S. Uozumi; G. Velev; C. Vellidis; C. Vernieri; M. Vidal; R. Vilar; J. Vizn; M. Vogel; G. Volpi; F. Vzquez; P. Wagner; R. Wallny; S. M. Wang; D. Waters; W. C. Wester III; D. Whiteson; A. B. Wicklund; S. Wilbur; H. H. Williams; J. S. Wilson; P. Wilson; B. L. Winer; P. Wittich; S. Wolbers; H. Wolfe; T. Wright; X. Wu; Z. Wu; K. Yamamoto; D. Yamato; T. Yang; U. K. Yang; Y. C. Yang; W. -M. Yao; G. P. Yeh; K. Yi; J. Yoh; K. Yorita; T. Yoshida; G. B. Yu

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

405

A Measurement of the t anti-t Production Cross Section in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using Soft Muon Tagging  

SciTech Connect

I present a measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using 2034 pb{sup -1} of CDF Run II data using events with a high transverse momentum electron or muon, three or more jets, and missing transverse energy. The measurement assumes a t {yields} Wb branching fraction of 100 percent. Events consistent with t{bar t} decay are found by identifying jets containing heavy-flavor semileptonic decays to muons. The dominant backgrounds are evaluated directly from the data. Based on 248 candidate events and an expected background of 86.8 {+-} 5.6 events, I measure a production cross section of 8.7 {+-} 1.1{sub -0.8}{sup +0.9} {+-} 0.6 pb, in agreement with the Standard Model.

Grundler, Ulysses A.; /Illinois U., Urbana

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Vertical axis wind turbines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vertical axis wind turbine is described. The wind turbine can include a top ring, a middle ring and a lower ring, wherein a plurality of vertical airfoils are disposed between the rings. For example, three vertical airfoils can be attached between the upper ring and the middle ring. In addition, three more vertical airfoils can be attached between the lower ring and the middle ring. When wind contacts the vertically arranged airfoils the rings begin to spin. By connecting the rings to a center pole which spins an alternator, electricity can be generated from wind.

Krivcov, Vladimir (Miass, RU); Krivospitski, Vladimir (Miass, RU); Maksimov, Vasili (Miass, RU); Halstead, Richard (Rohnert Park, CA); Grahov, Jurij (Miass, RU)

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A measurement of hadron production cross sections for the simulation of accelerator neutrino beams and a search for muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino oscillations in the delta m**2 about equals 1-eV**2 region  

SciTech Connect

A measurement of hadron production cross-sections for the simulation of accelerator neutrino beams and a search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations in the {Delta}m{sup 2} {approx} 1 eV{sup 2} region. This dissertation presents measurements from two different high energy physics experiments with a very strong connection: the Hadron Production (HARP) experiment located at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment (Mini-BooNE) located at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois.

Schmitz, David W.; /Columbia U.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attenuation-based estimation of patient size for the purpose of size specific dose estimation in CT. Part II. Implementation on abdomen and thorax phantoms using cross sectional CT images and scanned projection radiograph images  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To estimate attenuation using cross sectional CT images and scanned projection radiograph (SPR) images in a series of thorax and abdomen phantoms. Methods: Attenuation was quantified in terms of a water cylinder with cross sectional area of A{sub w} from both the CT and SPR images of abdomen and thorax phantoms, where A{sub w} is the area of a water cylinder that would absorb the same dose as the specified phantom. SPR and axial CT images were acquired using a dual-source CT scanner operated at 120 kV in single-source mode. To use the SPR image for estimating A{sub w}, the pixel values of a SPR image were calibrated to physical water attenuation using a series of water phantoms. A{sub w} and the corresponding diameter D{sub w} were calculated using the derived attenuation-based methods (from either CT or SPR image). A{sub w} was also calculated using only geometrical dimensions of the phantoms (anterior-posterior and lateral dimensions or cross sectional area). Results: For abdomen phantoms, the geometry-based and attenuation-based methods gave similar results for D{sub w}. Using only geometric parameters, an overestimation of D{sub w} ranging from 4.3% to 21.5% was found for thorax phantoms. Results for D{sub w} using the CT image and SPR based methods agreed with each other within 4% on average in both thorax and abdomen phantoms. Conclusions: Either the cross sectional CT or SPR images can be used to estimate patient attenuation in CT. Both are more accurate than use of only geometrical information for the task of quantifying patient attenuation. The SPR based method requires calibration of SPR pixel values to physical water attenuation and this calibration would be best performed by the scanner manufacturer.

Wang Jia; Christner, Jodie A.; Duan Xinhui; Leng Shuai; Yu Lifeng; McCollough, Cynthia H. [Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905 (United States)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The $\\epem\\to?^+?^-?^+?^-$, $K^+K^-?^+?^-$, and $K^+K^- K^+K^- $ Cross Sections at Center-of-Mass Energies 0.5--4.5 \\gev Measured with Initial-State Radiation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the process $e^+e^-\\to\\pi^+\\pi^-\\pi^+\\pi^-\\gamma$, with a hard photon radiated from the initial state. About 60,000 fully reconstructed events have been selected from 89 $fb^{-1}$ of BaBar data. The invariant mass of the hadronic final state defines the effective \\epem center-of-mass energy, so that these data can be compared with the corresponding direct $e^+e^-$ measurements. From the $4\\pi$-mass spectrum, the cross section for the process $e^+e^-\\to\\pi^+\\pi^-\\pi^+\\pi^-$ is measured for center-of-mass energies from 0.6 to 4.5 $GeV/c^2$. The uncertainty in the cross section measurement is typically 5%. We also measure the cross sections for the final states $K^+ K^- \\pi^+\\pi^-$ and $K^+ K^- K^+ K^-$. We observe the $J/\\psi$ in all three final states and measure the corresponding branching fractions. We search for X(3872) in $J/\\psi (\\to\\mu^+\\mu^-) \\pi^+\\pi^-$ and obtain an upper limit on the product of the $e^+e^-$ width of the X(3872) and the branching fraction for $X(3872) \\to J/\\psi\\pi^+\\pi^-$.

B. Aubert; BABAR Collaboration

2005-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

410

Transverse Single Spin Asymmetries and Cross-Sections for Forward pi0 and eta Mesons at Large Feynman-x in sqrt(s)=200 GeV polarized p+p Collisions at STAR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The STAR collaboration has previously reported a large transverse single spin asymmetry, A_N, for forward pi0 meson production. The cross-section in this region was measured up to Feynman-x (xF) of 0.55, and found to be consistent with perturbative Quantum Chromo-Dynamics predictions. During RHIC running in the year 2006 (6.8 inverse-pb, 56 % average polarization), an even larger A_N was observed for the eta meson at forward rapidity for xF > 0.5. All data were collected by the STAR Forward Pion Detector during sqrt(s) = 200 GeV polarized p+p collisions at RHIC. Understanding these large spin asymmetries requires information on the production cross-section. In this thesis, we present the results of the cross-section as well as the A_N measurements for both pi0 and eta mesons at average pseudo-rapidity of 3.7, for 0.4 high voltage system for the STAR Forward Meson Spectrometer inner calorimeter, which was designed primarily by the author and his thesis advisor.

Len K. Eun

2012-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

411

OPERATIONAL TEST OF SONIC WIND SENSORS AT KNMI Wiel M.F. Wauben  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 OPERATIONAL TEST OF SONIC WIND SENSORS AT KNMI Wiel M.F. Wauben 1 and Rob van Krimpen 2 1 R a laboratory en field test of three commercial 2D sonic wind sensors in 2003. Based on the results of these tests and recent instrument developments, KNMI decided to replace its cup anemometers and wind vanes

Wauben, Wiel

412

Wind Tunnel and Field Test of Three 2D Sonic Anemometers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wind Tunnel and Field Test of Three 2D Sonic Anemometers Wiel Wauben R&D Information and Observation Technology, KNMI September 17, 2007 #12;#12;Wind Tunnel and Field Test of Three 2D Sonic.....................................................................................................1 2. Wind sensors

Stoffelen, Ad

413

Application of sonic waveform analysis in carbonate reservoir of Angola  

SciTech Connect

The reservoir under study is a massive clastic carbonate with subvertical and large extended open fractures. Fracture detection by logs is correlated to cores in one well and the method is extended to non-cored wells. The logs concerned are primarily long spacing sonic waveforms and microresistivity anomalies on dipmeter records. Acoustic waveform validity is first verified by evaluating the headwave velocity ratio which must conform to the matrix lithology shown by Lithodensity and neutron logs. The amplitude spectrum of the compressional headwave is compared to the shear spectrum and the differences are explained in terms of reduction or conversion of the transmitted energy in the presence of large extended fractures. Other geometrical parameters are assumed constant as the reservoir is massive and of constant lithology and the recording sonde is kept centralized in a perfectly gauged borehole.

Gouder de Beauregard, C.; Paul, A.; Logar, L.; Blenkinsop, M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

K -shell-ionization cross sections for low- Z elements (11 le Z le 22) by protons in the energy range 0. 5--2. 5 MeV  

SciTech Connect

{ital K}-shell-ionization cross sections for Na, Mg, Al, Si, Cl, K, Ca, and Ti by protons in the energy range 0.5--2.5 MeV have been measured using thin targets. Measurements have also been performed for thin targets of Fe, Ni, and Cu at a few energies. The energy range of protons for these targets corresponds to the reduced velocity ({ital v}{sub 1}/{ital v}{sub 2{ital K}}) range 0.2--1.1, in which the cross sections are very sensitive to the increased binding energy and the Coulomb-deflection effects. The measured ionization cross sections are compared with the predictions of the theory based on the perturbed-stationary-state approach including the Coulomb-deflection, energy-loss, and relativistic corrections. The data have been scaled according to various scaling laws to test the validity of the universal nature of the various Coulomb ionization theories based on the plane-wave Born approximation, the binary-encounter approximation, and the simplified semiclassical approximation model as given by L{ae}gsgaard, Andersen, and Lund (in {ital Proceedings} {ital of} {ital the} {ital Tenth} {ital International} {ital Conference} {ital on} {ital the} {ital Physics} {ital of} {ital Electronic} {ital and} {ital Atomic} {ital Collisions}, edited by G. Watel (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1978), p. 353). The measured data have also been compared with the calculations of Montenegro and Siguad (J. Phys. B 18, 299 (1985)) based on the theory of 1{ital s}{sigma} molecular-orbital ionization.

Tribedi, L.C.; Tandon, P.N. (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Bombay 400 005 (India))

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Measurement of the t anti-t Cross Section in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using Dilepton Events with a Lepton plus Track Selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports a measurement of the cross section for the pair production of top quarks in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. The data was collected from the CDF II detector in a set of runs with a total integrated luminosity of 1.1 fb{sup -1}. The cross section is measured in the dilepton channel, the subset of t{bar t} events in which both top quarks decay through t {yields} Wb {yields} {ell}{nu}b, where {ell} = e, {mu}, or {tau}. The lepton pair is reconstructed as one identified electron or muon and one isolated track. The use of an isolated track to identify the second lepton increases the t{bar t} acceptance, particularly for the case in which one W decays as W {yields} {tau}{nu}. The purity of the sample may be further improved at the cost of a reduction in the number of signal events, by requiring an identified b-jet. They present the results of measurements performed with and without the request of an identified b-jet. the former is the first published CDF result for which a b-jet requirement is added to the dilepton selection. In the CDF data there are 129 pretag lepton + track candidate events, of which 69 are tagged. With the tagging information, the sample is divided into tagged and untagged sub-samples, and a combined cross section is calculated by maximizing a likelihood. The result is {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} = 9.6 {+-} 1.2(stat.){sub -0.5}{sup +0.6}(sys.) {+-} 0.6(lum.) pb, assuming a branching ratio of BR(W {yields} {ell}{nu}) = 10.8% and a top mass of m{sub t} = 175 GeV/c{sup 2}.

Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Adelman, Jahred A.; /Chicago U., EFI; Akimoto, T.; /Tsukuba U.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua; Amidei, Dante E.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U.; Annovi, Alberto; /Frascati; Antos, Jaroslav; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Apresyan, A.; /Purdue U. /Waseda U.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the cross-section ratio {sigma}{sub n}/{sigma}{sub p} in inelastic muon-nucleon scattering at very low x and Q{sup 2}  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Preliminary results are presented on the measurement of the cross-section ratio {sigma}{sub n}/{sigma}{sub p} inelastic {mu}N scattering obtained by the E-665 experiment using the Fermilab 490 GeV/c muon beam and liquid H{sub 2} and D{sub 2} targets. The results extend the previously measured x range by two orders of magnitude, down to 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}5}, at Q{sup 2} > 10{sup {minus}2} GeV{sup 2}/C{sup 2}. The ratio is consistent with 1 throughout the new range.

Papavassiliou, V.; Fermilab E-665 Collaboration

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Measurement of the cross-section ratio [sigma][sub n]/[sigma][sub p] in inelastic muon-nucleon scattering at very low x and Q[sup 2  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Preliminary results are presented on the measurement of the cross-section ratio [sigma][sub n]/[sigma][sub p] inelastic [mu]N scattering obtained by the E-665 experiment using the Fermilab 490 GeV/c muon beam and liquid H[sub 2] and D[sub 2] targets. The results extend the previously measured x range by two orders of magnitude, down to 2 [times] 10[sup [minus]5], at Q[sup 2] > 10[sup [minus]2] GeV[sup 2]/C[sup 2]. The ratio is consistent with 1 throughout the new range.

Papavassiliou, V.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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