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  1. Unprecedented detail of intact neuronal receptor offers blueprint...

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    Argonne, Ill.- Scientists succeeded in obtaining an unprecedented view of a type of brain-cell receptor that is implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, including...

  2. FOCUSED R&D FOR ELECTROCHROMIC SMART WINDOWS: SIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE AND YIELD ENHANCEMENTS

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    Marcus Milling

    2004-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Developments made under this program will play a key role in underpinning the technology for producing EC devices. It is anticipated that the work begun during this period will continue to improve materials properties, and drive yields up and costs down, increase durability and make manufacture simpler and more cost effective. It is hoped that this will contribute to a successful and profitable industry, which will help reduce energy consumption and improve comfort for building occupants worldwide. The first major task involved improvements to the materials used in the process. The improvements made as a result of the work done during this project have contributed to the enhanced performance, including dynamic range, uniformity and electrical characteristics. Another major objective of the project was to develop technology to improve yield, reduce cost, and facilitate manufacturing of EC products. Improvements directly attributable to the work carried out as part of this project and seen in the overall EC device performance, have been accompanied by an improvement in the repeatability and consistency of the production process. Innovative test facilities for characterizing devices in a timely and well-defined manner have been developed. The equipment has been designed in such a way as to make scaling-up to accommodate higher throughput necessary for manufacturing relatively straightforward. Finally, the third major goal was to assure the durability of the EC product, both by developments aimed at improving the product performance, as well as development of novel procedures to test the durability of this new product. Both aspects have been demonstrated, both by carrying out a number of different durability tests, both in-house and by independent third-party testers, and also developing several novel durability tests.

  3. Focused R&D For Electrochromic Smart Windowsa: Significant Performance and Yield Enhancements

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    Mark Burdis; Neil Sbar

    2003-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a need to improve the energy efficiency of building envelopes as they are the primary factor governing the heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation requirements of buildings--influencing 53% of building energy use. In particular, windows contribute significantly to the overall energy performance of building envelopes, thus there is a need to develop advanced energy efficient window and glazing systems. Electrochromic (EC) windows represent the next generation of advanced glazing technology that will (1) reduce the energy consumed in buildings, (2) improve the overall comfort of the building occupants, and (3) improve the thermal performance of the building envelope. ''Switchable'' EC windows provide, on demand, dynamic control of visible light, solar heat gain, and glare without blocking the view. As exterior light levels change, the window's performance can be electronically adjusted to suit conditions. A schematic illustrating how SageGlass{reg_sign} electrochromic windows work is shown in Figure I.1. SageGlass{reg_sign} EC glazings offer the potential to save cooling and lighting costs, with the added benefit of improving thermal and visual comfort. Control over solar heat gain will also result in the use of smaller HVAC equipment. If a step change in the energy efficiency and performance of buildings is to be achieved, there is a clear need to bring EC technology to the marketplace. This project addresses accelerating the widespread introduction of EC windows in buildings and thus maximizing total energy savings in the U.S. and worldwide. We report on R&D activities to improve the optical performance needed to broadly penetrate the full range of architectural markets. Also, processing enhancements have been implemented to reduce manufacturing costs. Finally, tests are being conducted to demonstrate the durability of the EC device and the dual pane insulating glass unit (IGU) to be at least equal to that of conventional windows.

  4. Alliance yields new understanding of bit wear-drilling performance relationship

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    Kenner, J.V. [Hughes Christensen Co., Melbourne (Australia); Waughman, R. [Woodside Offshore Petroleum, Perth (Australia); Windham, T. [Chevron (Nigeria)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper explores the potential for reducing, drilling cost by employing an improved understanding of the bit wear-performance relationship and thereby optimizing when to replace a worn bit. Recognizing when a bit is dull and hence past its true economic life is a difficult process. Proper identification of bit dull state depends on several geological, financial, and environmental factors. This study presents full scale rock bit laboratory wear-performance data for all major bit types. Differing bit types were studied in the lab in order to more fully define the effect of wear on performance. A case study employing and validating this methodology will be presented in a separate work. The exact dulling characteristics of diamond and roller cone bits are not well understood. The mechanisms leading to bit wear have been previously discussed in the literature; e.g., gradual abrasive wear and erosion, chipping induced by impacts, thermal induced cracking, and catastrophic dynamic events resulting in immediate failure. Previous laboratory experiments on individual bit components have been utilized to reproduce dulling mechanisms in order to provide a measure of a bit`s resistance to a given dulling characteristic; e.g,, abrasion test of metallic specimens. However, accurate prediction of bit life in a given application based on these measures remains difficult due to composite effects. Therefore drilling system optimization and bit design remain iterative procedures.

  5. Earth'sFuture Multidecadal global cooling and unprecedented ozone loss

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    Robock, Alan

    Earth'sFuture Multidecadal global cooling and unprecedented ozone loss following a regional nuclear inertia and albedo effects in the ocean and expanded sea ice. The combined cooling and enhanced UV would put significant pressures on global food supplies and could trigger a global nuclear famine. Knowledge

  6. Unprecedented studies of the low-energy negatively charged kaons interactions in nuclear matter by AMADEUS

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    Curceanu, C; Bazzi, M; Berucci, C; Bosnar, D; Bragadireanu, A M; Clozza, A; Cargnelli, M; D'uffizi, A; Fabbietti, L; Fiorini, C; Ghio, F; Guaraldo, C; Iliescu, M; Sandri, P Levi; Marton, J; Pietreanu, D; Lener, M Poli; Quaglia, R; Vidal, A Romero; Sbardella, E; Scordo, A; Shi, H; Sirghi, D; Sirghi, F; Skurzok, M; Tucakovic, I; Doce, O Vazquez; Widmann, E; Zmeskal, J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The AMADEUS experiment aims to provide unique quality data of $K^-$ hadronic interactions in light nuclear targets, in order to solve fundamental open questions in the non-perturbative strangeness QCD sector, like the controversial nature of the $\\Lambda(1405)$ state, the yield of hyperon formation below threshold, the yield and shape of multi-nucleon $K^-$ absorption, processes which are intimately connected to the possible existence of exotic antikaon multi-nucleon clusters. AMADEUS takes advantage of the DA$\\Phi$NE collider, which provides a unique source of monochromatic low-momentum kaons and exploits the KLOE detector as an active target, in order to obtain excellent acceptance and resolution data for $K^-$ nuclear capture on H, ${}^4$He, ${}^{9}$Be and ${}^{12}$C, both at-rest and in-flight. During the second half of 2012 a successful data taking was performed with a dedicated pure carbon target implemented in the central region of KLOE, providing a high statistic sample of pure at-rest $K^-$ nuclear i...

  7. Unprecedented studies of the low-energy negatively charged kaons interactions in nuclear matter by AMADEUS

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    C. Curceanu; K. Piscicchia; M. Bazzi; C. Berucci; D. Bosnar; A. M. Bragadireanu; A. Clozza; M. Cargnelli; A. D'uffizi; L. Fabbietti; C. Fiorini; F. Ghio; C. Guaraldo; M. Iliescu; P. Levi Sandri; J. Marton; D. Pietreanu; M. Poli Lener; R. Quaglia; A. Romero Vidal; E. Sbardella; A. Scordo; H. Shi; D. Sirghi; F. Sirghi; M. Skurzok; I. Tucakovic; O. Vazquez Doce; E. Widmann; J. Zmeskal

    2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The AMADEUS experiment aims to provide unique quality data of $K^-$ hadronic interactions in light nuclear targets, in order to solve fundamental open questions in the non-perturbative strangeness QCD sector, like the controversial nature of the $\\Lambda(1405)$ state, the yield of hyperon formation below threshold, the yield and shape of multi-nucleon $K^-$ absorption, processes which are intimately connected to the possible existence of exotic antikaon multi-nucleon clusters. AMADEUS takes advantage of the DA$\\Phi$NE collider, which provides a unique source of monochromatic low-momentum kaons and exploits the KLOE detector as an active target, in order to obtain excellent acceptance and resolution data for $K^-$ nuclear capture on H, ${}^4$He, ${}^{9}$Be and ${}^{12}$C, both at-rest and in-flight. During the second half of 2012 a successful data taking was performed with a dedicated pure carbon target implemented in the central region of KLOE, providing a high statistic sample of pure at-rest $K^-$ nuclear interactions. For the future dedicated setups involving cryogenic gaseous targets are under preparation.

  8. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was unprecedented in both its magnitude --nearly 5

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    PROBLEM The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was unprecedented in both of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This satellite image shows the oil slick off its magnitude -- nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled over nearly three months -- and its location

  9. Variable dimensionality in the uranium fluoride/2-methyl-piperazine system: Synthesis and structures of UFO-5, -6, and -7; Zero-, one-, and two-dimensional materials with unprecedented topologies

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    Francis, R.J.; Halasyamani, P.S.; Bee, J.S.; O'Hare, D.

    1999-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, low temperature (T < 300 C) hydrothermal reactions of inorganic precursors in the presence of organic cations have proven highly productive for the synthesis of novel solid-state materials. Interest in these materials is driven by the astonishingly diverse range of structures produced, as well as by their many potential materials chemistry applications. This report describes the high yield, phase pure hydrothermal syntheses of three new uranium fluoride phases with unprecedented structure types. Through the systematic control of the synthesis conditions the authors have successfully controlled the architecture and dimensionality of the phase formed and selectively synthesized novel zero-, one-, and two-dimensional materials.

  10. Unprecedentedly Strong and Narrow Electromagnetic Emissions Stimulated by High-Frequency Radio Waves in the Ionosphere

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    Norin, L.; Leyser, T. B.; Nordblad, E.; Thide, B.; McCarrick, M. [Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala (Sweden); BAE Systems Advanced Technologies, Washington, D.C. (United States)

    2009-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental results of secondary electromagnetic radiation, stimulated by high-frequency radio waves irradiating the ionosphere, are reported. We have observed emission peaks, shifted in frequency up to a few tens of Hertz from radio waves transmitted at several megahertz. These emission peaks are by far the strongest spectral features of secondary radiation that have been reported. The emissions are attributed to stimulated Brillouin scattering, long predicted but hitherto never unambiguously identified in high-frequency ionospheric interaction experiments. The experiments were performed at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), Alaska, USA.

  11. Estimating Corn Grain Yields

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    Blumenthal, Jurg M.; Thompson, Wayne

    2009-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    can collect samples from a corn field and use this data to calculate the yield estimate. An interactive grain yield calculator is provided in the Appendix of the pdf version of this publication. The calculator is also located in the publication.... Plan and prepare for sample and data collection. 2. Collect field samples and record data. 3. Analyze the data using the interactive grain yield calculator in the Appendix. Plan and prepare for sample and data collection Predetermine sample locations...

  12. A versatile detector for total fluorescence and electron yield experiments

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    Thielemann, N. [Institute for Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Hoffmann, P. [Institute for Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Foehlisch, A. [Institute for Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Institut fuer Physik und Astronomie, Universitaet Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, 14476 Potsdam (Germany)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The combination of a non-coated silicon photodiode with electron repelling meshes makes a versatile detector for total fluorescence yield and electron yield techniques highly suitable for x-ray absorption spectroscopy. In particular, a copper mesh with a bias voltage allows to suppress or transmit the electron yield signal. The performance of this detection scheme has been characterized by near edge x-ray absorption fine structure studies of thermal oxidized silicon and sapphire. The results show that the new detector probes both electron yield and for a bias voltage exceeding the maximum photon energy the total fluorescence yield.

  13. A Computational Study of Feeding Rules and Yield Improvement Techniques

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    A Computational Study of Feeding Rules and Yield Improvement Techniques Christoph Beckermann improvement techniques is presented. The computer simulations were performed using a commercial solidification chills (termed passive methods), and active heating and cooling are presented and compared. The benefits

  14. Yield

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over OurThe Iron SpinPrincetonUsingWhatY-12 recognized forCyclotron Chemistry

  15. The Air-Fluorescence Yield

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    F. Arqueros; F. Blanco; D. Garcia-Pinto; M. Ortiz; J. Rosado

    2008-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Detection of the air-fluorescence radiation induced by the charged particles of extensive air showers is a well-established technique for the study of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Fluorescence telescopes provide a nearly calorimetric measure of the primary energy. Presently the main source of systematic uncertainties comes from our limited accuracy in the fluorescence yield, that is, the number of fluorescence photons emitted per unit of energy deposited in the atmosphere by the shower particles. In this paper the current status of our knowledge on the fluorescence yield both experimental an theoretical will be discussed.

  16. UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS FOR YIELD IMPROVEMENT

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    methods (active heating and cooling, directional solidifi- cation) Novel yield improvement techniques through a vari- ety of active heating and cooling schemes. It is envisioned that the techniques will allow techniques for decreasing the size and number of risers re- quired to produce quality castings

  17. Statistical Performance Modeling of SRAMs 

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    Zhao, Chang

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Yield analysis is a critical step in memory designs considering a variety of performance constraints. Traditional circuit level Monte-Carlo simulations for yield estimation of Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) cell is quite time consuming due...

  18. An Unprecedented Constraint on Water Content in the Sunlit Lunar Exosphere Seen by Lunar-Based Ultraviolet Telescope of Chang'e-3 Mission

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    Wang, J; Qiu, Y L; Meng, X M; Cai, H B; Cao, L; Deng, J S; Han, X H; Wei, J Y

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The content of $\\mathrm{OH/H_2O}$ molecules in the tenuous exosphere of the Moon is still an open issue at present. We here report an unprecedented upper limit of the content of the OH radicals, which is obtained from the in-situ measurements carried out \\rm by the Lunar-based Ultraviolet Telescope, a payload of Chinese Chang'e-3 mission. By analyzing the diffuse background in the images taken by the telescope, the column density and surface concentration of the OH radicals are inferred to be $<10^{11}\\ \\mathrm{cm^{-2}}$ and $<10^{4}\\ \\mathrm{cm^{-3}}$ (by assuming a hydrostatic equilibrium with a scale height of 100km), respectively, by assuming that the recorded background is fully contributed by their resonance fluorescence emission. The resulted concentration is lower than the previously reported value by about two orders of magnitude, and is close to the prediction of the sputtering model. In addition, the same measurements and method allow us to derive a surface concentration of $<10^{2}\\ \\math...

  19. Global Economy and IT IT: Recovery and Growth Government and IT IT and Society Strengthening Economies Innovation in information technology (IT) has fueled unprecedented economic gains in the last 30

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    Global Economy and IT IT: Recovery and Growth Government and IT IT and Society Strengthening Economies Innovation in information technology (IT) has fueled unprecedented economic gains in the last 30-term stimulus to local economies but also position both developed and developing economies to compete

  20. Determination of thermal neutron capture gamma yields.

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    Harper, Thomas Lawrence

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of analysing Ge(Li) thermal neutron capture gamma spectra to obtain total gamma yields has been developed. Tie method determines both the yields from the well resolved gamma peaks in a spectrum as well as the gamma ...

  1. Determination of thermal neutron capture gamma yields

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    Harper, Thomas Lawrence

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of analysing Ge(Li) thermal neutron capture gamma spectra to obtain total gamma yields has been developed. Tie method determines both the yields from the well resolved gamma peaks in a spectrum as well as the gamma ...

  2. Yield criteria for quasibrittle and frictional materials

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    Davide Bigoni; Andrea Piccolroaz

    2010-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A new yield/damage function is proposed for modelling the inelastic behaviour of a broad class of pressure-sensitive, frictional, ductile and brittle-cohesive materials. The yield function allows the possibility of describing a transition between the shape of a yield surface typical of a class of materials to that typical of another class of materals. This is a fundamental key to model the behaviour of materials which become cohesive during hardening (so that the shape of the yield surface evolves from that typical of a granular material to that typical of a dense material), or which decrease cohesion due to damage accumulation. The proposed yield function is shown to agree with a variety of experimental data relative to soil, concrete, rock, metallic and composite powders, metallic foams, porous metals, and polymers. The yield function represents a single, convex and smooth surface in stress space approaching as limit situations well-known criteria and the extreme limits of convexity in the deviatoric plane. The yield function is therefore a generalization of several criteria, including von Mises, Drucker-Prager, Tresca, modified Tresca, Coulomb-Mohr, modified Cam-clay, and --concerning the deviatoric section-- Rankine and Ottosen. Convexity of the function is proved by developing two general propositions relating convexity of the yield surface to convexity of the corresponding function. These propositions are general and therefore may be employed to generate other convex yield functions.

  3. Revenue impacts of airline yield management

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    Mak, Chung Yu

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the highly competitive airline industry today, Yield or Revenue Management is extremely important to the survival of any carrier. Since fares are generally matched by all carriers to be competitive, the ability of an ...

  4. Yield Stress Materials in Soft Condensed Matter

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    Daniel Bonn; Jose Paredes; Morton M. Denn; Ludovic Berthier; Thibaut Divoux; Sébastien Manneville

    2015-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a comprehensive review of the physical behavior of yield stress materials in soft condensed matter, which encompasses a broad range of soft materials from colloidal assemblies and gels to emulsions and non-Brownian suspensions. All these disordered materials display a nonlinear response to an external mechanical forcing, which results from the existence of a finite force threshold for flow to occur, the yield stress. We discuss both the physical origin and the rheological consequences associated with this nonlinear behavior. We give an overview of the different experimental techniques developed to measure the yield stress. We discuss extensively the recent progress concerning a microscopic description of the flow dynamics of yield stress materials, emphasizing in particular the role played by relaxation timescales, the interplay between shear flow and aging behavior, the existence of inhomogeneous shear flows and shear bands, wall slip, and non-local effects in confined geometries. We finally review the status of modeling of the shear rheology of yield stress materials in the framework of continuum mechanics.

  5. Maximum Economic Yield R. Quentin Grafton*

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    Botea, Adi

    in the biomass or stock size, the intrinsic growth rate, the discount rate 1 #12;and output and input price-state values of the biomass that maximises the sum of inter- temporal economic profits (dynamic b the biomass that maximises the sustained yield (bMSY) are evaluated under a range of conditions including when

  6. Ecosystem Viable Yields Michel De Lara

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    Ecosystem Viable Yields Michel De Lara Eladio Oca~na Ricardo Oliveros-Ramos Jorge Tam April 21- cation of the ecosystem approach by 2010. However, at the same Summit, the signatory States undertook ecosystemic dimension, since MSY is computed species by species, on the basis of a monospecific model

  7. Ecosystem Viable Yields Michel De Lara

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Ecosystem Viable Yields Michel De Lara Eladio Oca~na Ricardo Oliveros-Ramos Jorge Tam November the appli- cation of the ecosystem approach by 2010. However, at the same Summit, the signatory States without ecosystemic dimension, since MSY is computed species by species, on the basis of a monospecific

  8. Original article Enhancement of yield and persistence

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    endophyte isolate in France Catherine Ravela François Balfouriera Jean Jacques Guillauminb aUnité d March 1999; accepted 6 July 1999) Abstract - The contribution of Neotyphodium endophytes the yield and persistence of three endophyte-infected (E.I.) and endophyte-free (E.F.) perennial ryegrass

  9. Impossible Bean Burrito Bake Yield: 6 servings

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    Florida, University of

    Impossible Bean Burrito Bake Yield: 6 servings 1- 16 ounce can refried beans 1 cup MASTER MIX ¼ cup over medium heat, brown ground meat. Drain fat. Remove from heat. 3. Mix refried beans, MASTER MIX and water in a mixing bowl. Spread mixture in bottom and halfway up sides of pie pan. 4. On top of bean

  10. Yield learning model for integrated circuit package

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    Balasubramaniam, Gaurishankar

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , the Plastic Quad Flat Pack and the Ceramic Ball Grid Array at IBM, and the Plastic Ball Grid Array at Motorola. This model has been used as a management toot for making yield predictions, resource allocations, understanding operating practices and provide what...

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    filtering for nonlinear parameter estimation and data assimilation with application to crop yield prediction Physics Websites Summary: candidate for yield prediction applications...

  12. Low Odor, High Yield Kraft Pulping

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    W.T. McKean

    2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In laboratory cooks pure oxygen was profiled into the circulation line of a batch digester during two periods of the cooking cycle: The first injection occurred during the heating steps for the purpose of in-situ generation of polysulfide. This chip treatment was studied to explore stabilization against alkaline induced carbohydrate peeling and to increase pulp yield. Under optimum conditions small amounts of polysulfide were produced with yield increase of about 0.5% These increases fell below earlier reports suggesting that unknown differences in liquor composition may influence the relative amounts of polysulfide and thiosulfate generated during the oxidation. Consequently, further studies are required to understand the factors that influence the ratios of those two sulfur species.

  13. Modeling the Yield Curve Statistics Department, Wharton

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    Stine, Robert A.

    makes it interesting and important? Examples Cash Commodities (primarily crude oil) Data analysis. Light crude oil, same date as prior slide 6 2 4 6 8 0.03 0.02 0.01 0.01 2008.16 #12;Questions What 9 2 4 6 8 10 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 #12;Plots: Light Crude Yields on crude over same 100 days

  14. Unprecedented Press Attack on WSG Emblem

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    Journal:  Wader Study Group Bulletin Attachment Size p00040-p00040.pdf 145.38 KB Issue:  38 Year:  1983 Pages:  40

  15. Elastic strain engineering for unprecedented materials properties

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    Li, Ju

    “Smaller is stronger.” Nanostructured materials such as thin films, nanowires, nanoparticles, bulk nanocomposites, and atomic sheets can withstand non-hydrostatic (e.g., tensile or shear) stresses up to a significant ...

  16. Stellar Yields of Rotating First Stars. I. Yields of Weak Supernovae and Abundances of Carbon-enhanced Hyper Metal Poor Stars

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    Takahashi, Koh; Yoshida, Takashi

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform stellar evolution simulation of first stars and calculate stellar yields from the first supernovae. The initial masses are taken from 12 to 140 Msun to cover the whole range of core-collapse supernova progenitors, and stellar rotation is included, which results in efficient internal mixing. A weak explosion is assumed in supernova yield calculations, thus only outer distributed matter, which is not affected by the explosive nucleosynthesis, is ejected in the models. We show that the initial mass and the rotation affect the explosion yield. All the weak explosion models have abundances of [C/O] larger than unity. Stellar yields from massive progenitors of > 40-60 Msun show enhancement of Mg and Si. Rotating models yield abundant Na and Al. And Ca is synthesized in non-rotating heavy massive models of > 80 Msun. We fit the stellar yields to the three most iron-deficient stars, and constrain the initial parameters of the mother progenitor stars. The abundance pattern in SMSS 0313-6708 is well explaine...

  17. Yield improvement and defect reduction in steel casting

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    Kent Carlson

    2004-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This research project investigated yield improvement and defect reduction techniques in steel casting. Research and technology development was performed in the following three specific areas: (1) Feeding rules for high alloy steel castings; (2) Unconventional yield improvement and defect reduction techniques--(a) Riser pressurization; and (b) Filling with a tilting mold; and (3) Modeling of reoxidation inclusions during filling of steel castings. During the preparation of the proposal for this project, these areas were identified by the High Alloy Committee and Carbon and Low Alloy Committee of the Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA) as having the highest research priority to the steel foundry industry. The research in each of the areas involved a combination of foundry experiments, modeling and simulation. Numerous SFSA member steel foundries participated in the project through casting trials and meetings. The technology resulting from this project will result in decreased scrap and rework, casting yield improvement, and higher quality steel castings produced with less iteration. This will result in considerable business benefits to steel foundries, primarily due to reduced energy and labor costs, increased capacity and productivity, reduced lead-time, and wider use and application of steel castings. As estimated using energy data provided by the DOE, the technology produced as a result of this project will result in an energy savings of 2.6 x 10{sup 12} BTU/year. This excludes the savings that were anticipated from the mold tilting research. In addition to the energy savings, and corresponding financial savings this implies, there are substantial environmental benefits as well. The results from each of the research areas listed above are summarized.

  18. Can Naked Singularities Yield Gamma Ray Bursts?

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    H. M. Antia

    1998-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma-ray bursts are believed to be the most luminous objects in the Universe. There has been some suggestion that these arise from quantum processes around naked singularities. The main problem with this suggestion is that all known examples of naked singularities are massless and hence there is effectively no source of energy. It is argued that a globally naked singularity coupled with quantum processes operating within a distance of the order of Planck length of the singularity will probably yield energy burst of the order of M_pc^2\\approx2\\times 10^{16} ergs, where M_p is the Planck mass.

  19. Ashland's new process could boost gasoline yield

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    Atkins, O.E.

    1980-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    According to O. E. Atkins (Ashland Oil Co.), Ashland's new fluid catalytic cracking process will convert heavy residual oil to (% by vol) 11% fuel gas, 4.8% LNG, 75.7% gasoline (if all the produced olefins are converted to gasoline), 9% distillates, and 8.1% heavy fuel oil. Ashland is building a $70 million, 40,000 bbl/day unit at its 215,000 bbl/day Catlettsburg, Ky., refinery which will increase the present 90,000 bbl/day gasoline yield by 25,000 bbl/day for the same amount of feedstock. The increased gasoline yield (no-lead octane rating of 94) is expected to increase the net margin on a barrel of feed from $8 up to $12, at the present prices of $11.50/bbl of residual oil and $40/bbl of gasoline. Ashland has not disclosed detailed information on the new process, which: can accommodate atmospheric residua that are high in sulfur and metals; is a high temperature, low (about 1 atm) pressure process; does not use hydrogen; uses a proprietary new crystalline silica-alumina microspherical (zeolite) catalyst which, via a proprietary passivating technique, will demetalize crude oil fractions of vanadium and nickel. Residuum cracking processes developed by other companies are briefly discussed.

  20. DETERMINING THE RATIO OF THE H+ YIELDS TV TO H+ YIELDS TB DECAY RATES FOR LARGE TAN BETA AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER.

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    ASSAMAGAN,K.A.GUASCH,J.MORETTI,S.PENARANDA,S.

    2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results on the determination of the observable ratio R = BR(H{sup +} {yields} {tau}{sup +}{nu}{sup -})/BR(H{sup +} {yields} t{bar b}) of charged Higgs boson decay rates as a discriminant quantity between Supersymmetric and non-Supersymmetric models. Simulation of measurements of this quantity through the analysis of the charged Higgs production process gb {yields} tbH{sup +} and relative backgrounds in the two above decay channels has been performed in the context of ATLAS. A {approx} 12-14% accuracy on R can be achieved for tan {beta} = 50, m{sub H{sup {+-}}} = 300-500 GeV and after an integrated luminosity of 300 fb{sup -1}. With this precision measurement, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can easily discriminate between models for the two above scenarios, so long as tan {beta} > 20.

  1. High-Yield D-T Neutron Generator

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    Ludewigt, B.A.; Wells, R.P.; Reijonen, J.

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-yield D-T neutron generator has been developed for neutron interrogation in homeland security applications such as cargo screening. The generator has been designed as a sealed tube with a performance goal of producing 5 {center_dot} 10{sup 11} n/s over a long lifetime. The key generator components developed are a radio-frequency (RF) driven ion source and a beam-loaded neutron production target that can handle a beam power of 10 kW. The ion source can provide a 100 mA D{sup +}/T{sup +} beam current with a high fraction of atomic species and can be pulsed up to frequencies of several kHz for pulsed neutron generator operation. Testing in D-D operation has been started.

  2. Investigation of inconsistent ENDF/B-VII.1 independent and cumulative fission product yields with proposed revisions

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    Pigni, Marco T [ORNL; Francis, Matthew W [ORNL; Gauld, Ian C [ORNL

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A recent implementation of ENDF/B-VII. independent fission product yields and nuclear decay data identified inconsistencies in the data caused by the use of updated nuclear scheme in the decay sub-library that is not reflected in legacy fission product yield data. Recent changes in the decay data sub-library, particularly the delayed neutron branching fractions, result in calculated fission product concentrations that are incompatible with the cumulative fission yields in the library, and also with experimental measurements. A comprehensive set of independent fission product yields was generated for thermal and fission spectrum neutron induced fission for 235,238U and 239,241Pu in order to provide a preliminary assessment of the updated fission product yield data consistency. These updated independent fission product yields were utilized in the ORIGEN code to evaluate the calculated fission product inventories with experimentally measured inventories, with particular attention given to the noble gases. An important outcome of this work is the development of fission product yield covariance data necessary for fission product uncertainty quantification. The evaluation methodology combines a sequential Bayesian method to guarantee consistency between independent and cumulative yields along with the physical constraints on the independent yields. This work was motivated to improve the performance of the ENDF/B-VII.1 library in the case of stable and long-lived cumulative yields due to the inconsistency of ENDF/B-VII.1 fission p;roduct yield and decay data sub-libraries. The revised fission product yields and the new covariance data are proposed as a revision to the fission yield data currently in ENDF/B-VII.1.

  3. Exploiting Historical Data and Diverse Germplasm to Increase Maize Grain Yield in Texas

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    Barrero Farfan, Ivan D.

    2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    ..................................................................................................................... 7 Drought stress and lipid peroxidation ........................................................................ 8 Production of ROS species during drought stress and scavenging mechanisms ....... 9 Role of lipoxygenases in drought stress... for the top five hybrids per year tested in the Texas AgriLife Corn Performance trials from 2000 to 2010 .......................... 44 3.7. Genotypic BLUPs for grain yield for all the hybrids tested in the High Plains...

  4. 2009 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig

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    1 2009 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig Crop and Soil Sciences The bean breeding program was relocated to a new 250 acre research farm, Saginaw Valley Research in small and medium-sized market classes, the Cooperative Dry Bean, and the Midwest Regional Performance

  5. Precise Measurement of the Absolute Yield of Fluorescence Photons in Atmospheric Gases

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    Ave, M.; /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol.; Bohacova, M.; /Chicago U., EFI; Daumiller, K.; /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol.; Di Carlo, P.; /INFN, Aquila; Di Giulio, C.; /INFN, Rome; Luis, P.Facal San; /Chicago U., EFI; Gonzales, D.; /Karlsruhe U., EKP; Hojvat, C.; /Fermilab; Horandel, J.R.; /Nijmegen U., IMAPP; Hrabovsky, M.; /Palacky U.; Iarlori, M.; /INFN, Aquila /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have performed a measurement of the absolute yield of fluorescence photons at the Fermilab Test Beam. A systematic uncertainty at 5% level was achieved by the use of Cherenkov radiation as a reference calibration light source. A cross-check was performed by an independent calibration using a laser light source. A significant improvement on the energy scale uncertainty of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays is expected.

  6. Yield, variance and spatial distribution of electron–hole...

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    Yield, variance and spatial distribution of electron–hole pairs in CsI. Yield, variance and spatial distribution of electron–hole pairs in CsI. Abstract: A Monte Carlo...

  7. Estimation of dibaryon (OO) yields at RHIC energies

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    Zhong-Dao Lu

    2002-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The yields of dibaryon (Omega-Omega) in relativistic heavy ion collisions, especially at RHIC energies, are estimated by statistical model. The yields of hyperon Omega- and the ratio of dibaryon to Omega are also given.

  8. Sandia National Laboratories: high quantum yield under blue excitation

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    quantum yield under blue excitation Sandia Develops a Synthesis of Quantum Dots that Increases the Quantum Yield to 95.5% On May 23, 2013, in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials...

  9. Fusion yield: Guderley model and Tsallis statistics

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    Haubold, H J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The reaction rate probability integral is extended from Maxwell-Boltzmann approach to a more general approach by using the pathway model introduced by Mathai [Mathai A.M.:2005, A pathway to matrix-variate gamma and normal densities, Linear Algebra and Its Applications}, 396, 317-328]. The extended thermonuclear reaction rate is obtained in closed form via a Meijer's G-function and the so obtained G-function is represented as a solution of a homogeneous linear differential equation. A physical model for the hydrodynamical process in a fusion plasma compressed and laser-driven spherical shock wave is used for evaluating the fusion energy integral by integrating the extended thermonuclear reaction rate integral over the temperature. The result obtained is compared with the standard fusion yield obtained by Haubold and John in 1981.[Haubold, H.J. and John, R.W.:1981, Analytical representation of the thermonuclear reaction rate and fusion energy production in a spherical plasma shock wave, Plasma Physics, 23, 399-...

  10. Optimizing Doppler Surveys for Planet Yield

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    Bottom, Michael; Johnson, John Asher; Blake, Cullen H

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most promising methods of discovering nearby, low-mass planets in the habitable zones of stars is the precision radial velocity technique. However, there are many challenges that must be overcome to efficiently detect low-amplitude Doppler signals. This is both due to the required instrumental sensitivity and the limited amount of observing time. In this paper, we examine statistical and instrumental effects on precision radial velocity detection of extrasolar planets, an approach by which we maximize the planet yield in a fixed amount of observing time available on a given telescope. From this perspective, we show that G and K dwarfs observed at 400-600 nm are the best targets for surveys complete down to a given planet mass and out to a specified orbital period. Overall we find that M dwarfs observed at 700-800 nm are the best targets for habitable-zone planets, particularly when including the effects of systematic noise floors. Also, we give quantitative specifications of the instrumental stabil...

  11. Solvent dehydration system cuts energy use, improves dewaxed oil yield

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    Scalise, J.M.; Button, H.O.; Graves, D.C.

    1984-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A recent development can be applied in solvent dewaxing plants to reduce energy requirements, simplify operations, reduce maintenance, improve oil yields, and offer capacity gains. Known as the Nofsinger Solvent Dehydration System, this development is being successfully utilized by Ashland Oil Inc. in its Catlettsburg, Ky., refinery to achieve several of these goals. A net savings of approximately $490,000/year was calculated at design throughput. This yields a return on investment of approximately 20% without consideration of any yield effects. Improvements in yield were not included because simultaneous design changes in the unit did not permit Ashland to quantify any yield savings that may have occurred.

  12. Partial wave analysis of J/{psi}{yields}pp{pi}{sup 0}

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    Ablikim, M.; Bai, J. Z.; Bai, Y.; Cai, X.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, H. X.; Chen, J. C.; Chen, Jin; Chen, Y. B.; Chu, Y. P.; Deng, Z. Y.; Du, S. X.; Fang, J.; Fu, C. D.; Gao, C. S.; Gu, S. D.; Guo, Y. N.; He, K. L.; Heng, Y. K.; Hu, H. M. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049 (China)] (and others)

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a sample of 58 million J/{psi} events collected with the BESII detector at the BEPC, more than 100 000 J/{psi}{yields}pp{pi}{sup 0} events are selected, and a detailed partial wave analysis is performed. The branching fraction is determined to be Br(J/{psi}{yields}pp{pi}{sup 0})=(1.33{+-}0.02{+-}0.11)x10{sup -3}. A long-sought missing N*, first observed in J/{psi}{yields}pn{pi}{sup -}, is observed in this decay too, with mass and width of 2040{sub -4}{sup +3}{+-}25 MeV/c{sup 2} and 230{sub -8}{sup +8}{+-}52 MeV/c{sup 2}, respectively. Its spin-parity favors (3/2){sup +}. The masses, widths, and spin parities of other N* states are obtained as well.

  13. Effect of row spacing on yield and yield components of winter wheat cultivars

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    Peters, Ross Jay

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF SCIENCE August 19I7 Nsj or Subject: Plant Breeding EFFECT OF ROii SPACING GN YIELD AND YLELD GGMPONENFS OF WINIER WHEAT CULTIVARS A Thesis ROSS JAY PETERS (Chairman of Committee of De artme t) p( (Member (Membe r) August 1977 EFFECT OF BC...!A SPACINC ON YL LD AND YLELD C(24PONENJS OF MINTER VREAT CDLTIVABS. (August 19i7) BOSS . TAY PETERS S. S. , Arisona State University Chairman of Adviso"y Commi t tee; Dr. Earl Gilmore Tn 197 ~ six locally adapted winter w! est (Trit'. curn acstiv::m L...

  14. Structures for Three Membrane Transport Proteins Yield Functional...

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    Structures for Three Membrane Transport Proteins Yield Functional Insights Print Cells depend on contact with their outside environment in order to thrive. Two examples illustrate...

  15. Innovative, lower cost sensors and controls yield better energy...

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    and controls yield better energy efficiency ORNL researchers are experimenting with additive roll-to-roll manufacturing techniques to develop low-cost wireless sensors....

  16. Profitable Biodiesel Potential from Increased Agricultural Yields Country Name

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Profitable Biodiesel Potential from Increased Agricultural Yields Country Name Production Cost ($/liter) Potential Biodiesel Volume (liters) Total Export Profits ($) HDI Rank GDP/ cap Corrupt Rank FDI

  17. approach yields decreased: Topics by E-print Network

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    Taberlet; Sbastien Manneville 2013-11-27 32 Yield Enhancement of Reconfigurable Microfluidics-Based Biochips Using Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites...

  18. Solar Decathlon house continues to yield data | ornl.gov

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    Solar Decathlon house continues to yield data ORNL, University of Tennessee to continue lessons learned in DOE solar energy competition Courtesy of: UT College of Architecture and...

  19. Increasing Sugar Yields with IL-final-sm

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    Ionic Liquid Processing Increasing sugar yields from diverse biomass feedstock with ionic liquid processing and cultivation of renewable ionic liquids Liberating Sugars from...

  20. Robust Diamond-Based RF Switch Yields Enhanced Communication...

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    Robust Diamond-Based RF Switch Yields Enhanced Communication Capabilities Technology available for licesning: A radio frequency (RF) microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switch...

  1. 2D monolayers could yield thinnest solar cells ever

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    have shown how using a different type of material could yield thinner, more lightweight solar panels that provide power densities - watts per kilogram of material - orders of...

  2. Strontium and barium iodide high light yield scintillators

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    Moses, William W; Cherepy, Nerine; Hull, Giulia; Drobshoff, Alexander; Payne, Stephen; van Loef, Edgar; Wilson, Cody; Shah, Kanai; Roy, Utpal N.; Burger, Arnold; Boatner, Lynn; Choong, Woon-Seng; Moses, William

    2008-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Europium-doped strontium and barium iodide are found to be readily growable by the Bridgman method and to produce high scintillation light yields.

  3. Weather-based yield forecasts developed for 12 California crops

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    Lobell, David; Cahill, Kimberly Nicholas; Field, Christopher

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Weather-based yield forecasts developed fordepend largely on the weather, measurements from existingpredictions. We developed weather-based models of statewide

  4. Performance Monitoring

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    Optimization Performance Monitoring Performance Monitoring A redirector page has been set up without anywhere to redirect to. Last edited: 2014-08-25 14:37:27...

  5. Search for the decays J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{rho}{phi} and J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{rho}{omega}

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    Ablikim, M.; Bai, J. Z.; Cai, X.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, H. X.; Chen, J. C.; Chen, Jin; Chen, Y. B.; Chu, Y. P.; Deng, Z. Y.; Du, S. X.; Fang, J.; Fang, S. S.; Gao, C. S.; Gu, S. D.; Guo, Y. N.; He, K. L.; Heng, Y. K.; Hu, H. M.; Hu, T. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049 (China)] (and others)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using 58x10{sup 6} J/{psi} events collected with the Beijing Spectrometer (BESII) at the Beijing Electron-Positron Collider, the decays J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{phi}{rho} and J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{omega}{rho} are searched for, and upper limits on their branching fractions are reported at the 90% C.L. No clear structures are observed in the {gamma}{rho}, {gamma}{phi}, or {rho}{phi} mass spectra for J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{phi}{rho} nor in the {gamma}{rho}, {gamma}{omega}, or {rho}{omega} mass spectra for J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{omega}{rho}.

  6. Cross Sections and Yields for the Photo-Fission Productions of {sup 238}U

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    Badamsambuu, J.; Khuukhenkhuu, G.; Norov, N.; Zuzaan, P. [Nuclear Research Center, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia); Belov, A. G.; Gangrsky, Yu. P. [Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR, Dubna (Russian Federation)

    2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The yields and reaction cross-sections of {sup 92}Sr, {sup 97}Zr, {sup 97}Nb and {sup 135}I at the photofission of {sup 238}U were measured. These fission-fragments have some peculiarities in nuclear structure or in practical using. The measurements were performed on the bremsstrahlung of FLNR JINR microtron, in the electron energy range 10-22 MeV. The activation method with Ge(Li)--detector was used in these measurements.

  7. Introducing the Canadian Crop Yield Forecaster Aston Chipanshi1

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    Miami, University of

    for crop yield forecasting and risk analysis. Using the Census Agriculture Region (CAR) as the unit Climate Decision Support and Adaptation, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1011, Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK S7V 1B7, Canada The Canadian Crop Yield Forecaster (CCYF) is a statistical modelling tool

  8. Metabolic Engineering for Improved Biofuel Yield in a Marine

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    Petta, Jason

    Metabolic Engineering for Improved Biofuel Yield in a Marine Cyanobacterium/conclusion · future work that will be done to increase biofuel yield #12;Problems? · Many na@al renewable source of energy -Biofuel produc@on from aqua@c photoautotroph

  9. Macroscopic yield criteria for plastic anisotropic materials containing spheroidal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Macroscopic yield criteria for plastic anisotropic materials containing spheroidal voids Vincent-Leblond-Devaux's (GLD) analysis of an rigid-ideal plastic (von Mises) spheroidal volume containing a confocal spheroidal of the proposed approximate yield criterion for plastic anisotropic media containing non-spherical voids

  10. assessing yield optimization: Topics by E-print Network

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    assessing yield optimization First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Sensitivity of Yield...

  11. A reassessment of equivalence in yield from marine reserves and traditional fisheries management

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    White, Crow; Kendall, Bruce E.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Botsford, L. W. 1999. Equivalence in yield from marineJune 2007 A reassessment of equivalence in yield from marineidentical model generates equivalence in yield between the

  12. Search for B{sup +}{yields}X(3872)K{sup +}, X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{gamma}

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    Aubert, B.; Barate, R.; Bona, M.; Boutigny, D.; Couderc, F.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Tisserand, V.; Zghiche, A. [Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, F-74941 Annecy-le-Vieux (France); Grauges, E. [Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Fisica Departamento ECM, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Palano, A. [Universita di Bari, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Chen, J. C.; Qi, N. D.; Rong, G.; Wang, P.; Zhu, Y. S. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100039 (China); Eigen, G.; Ofte, I.; Stugu, B. [University of Bergen, Institute of Physics, N-5007 Bergen (Norway)] (and others)

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a study of B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}{gamma}K{sup +} decays, we find evidence for the radiative decay X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{gamma} with a statistical significance of 3.4{sigma}. We measure the product of branching fractions B(B{sup +}{yields}X(3872)K{sup +}){center_dot}B(X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{gamma})=(3.3{+-}1.0{+-}0.3)x10{sup -6}, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. We also measure the branching fraction B(B{sup +}{yields}{chi}{sub c1}K{sup +})=(4.9{+-}0.2{+-}0.4)x10{sup -4}. These results are obtained from (287{+-}3) million BB decays collected at the {upsilon}(4S) resonance with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B Factory at SLAC.

  13. Performative architecture

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    Araya, Sergio (Sergio Alejandro)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The following thesis explores two central hypotheses. On the one hand it introduces the idea of performative architecture (performance in design), and has done so with the desire to contribute directly to the expansion of ...

  14. Dynamic and rate-dependent yielding in model cohesive suspensions

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    Richard Buscall; Peter J. Scales; Anthony D. Stickland; Hui-En Teo; Tiara E. Kusuma; Daniel R. Lester

    2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental system has been found recently, a coagulated CaCO3 suspension system, which shows very variable yield behaviour depending upon how it is tested and, specifically, at what rate it is sheared. At P\\'eclet numbers Pe > 1 it behaves as a simple Herschel Bulkley liquid, whereas at Pe < 1 highly non-monotonic flow curves are seen. In controlled stress testing it shows hysteresis and shear banding and in the usual type of stress scan, used to measure flow curves in controlled stress mode routinely, it can show very erratic and irreproducible behaviour. All of these features will be attributed here to a dependence of the solid phase, or, yield stress, on the prevailing rate of shear at the yield point. Stress growth curves obtained from step strain-rate testing showed that this rate-dependence was a consequence of P\\'eclet number dependent strain softening. At very low Pe, yield was cooperative and the yield strain was order-one, whereas as Pe approached unity, the yield strain reduced to that needed to break interparticle bonds, causing the yield stress to be greatly reduced. It is suspected that rate-dependent yield could well be the rule rather than the exception for cohesive suspensions more generally. If so, then the Herschel-Bulkley equation can usefully be generalized to read (in simple shear). The proposition that rate-dependent yield might be general for cohesive suspensions is amenable to critical experimental testing by a range of means and along lines suggested.

  15. Observation of J/{psi}{yields}3{gamma}

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    Adams, G. S.; Anderson, M.; Cummings, J. P.; Danko, I.; Hu, D.; Moziak, B.; Napolitano, J. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); He, Q.; Insler, J.; Muramatsu, H.; Park, C. S.; Thorndike, E. H.; Yang, F. [University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); Artuso, M.; Blusk, S.; Khalil, S.; Li, J.; Mountain, R.; Nisar, S.; Randrianarivony, K. [Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244 (United States)] (and others)

    2008-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the first observation of the decay J/{psi}{yields}3{gamma}. The signal has a statistical significance of 6{sigma} and corresponds to a branching fraction of B(J/{psi}{yields}3{gamma})=(1.2{+-}0.3{+-}0.2)x10{sup -5}, in which the errors are statistical and systematic, respectively. The measurement uses {psi}(2S){yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}J/{psi} events acquired with the CLEO-c detector operating at the CESR e{sup +}e{sup -} collider.

  16. Plasmonic light yield enhancement of a liquid scintillator

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    Bignell, Lindsey J.; Jackson, Timothy W. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, New South Wales 2234 (Australia)] [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, New South Wales 2234 (Australia); Mume, Eskender [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, New South Wales 2234 (Australia) [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, New South Wales 2234 (Australia); Center of Excellence in Anti-matter Matter Studies, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra (Australia); Lee, George P. [Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne (Australia)] [Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne (Australia)

    2013-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate modifications to the light yield properties of an organic liquid scintillator due to the localization of the tertiary fluorophore component to the surface of Ag-core silica-shell nanoparticles. We attribute this enhancement to the near-field interaction of Ag nanoparticle plasmons with these fluor molecules. The scintillation light yield enhancement is shown to be equal to the fluorescence enhancement within measurement uncertainties. With a suitable choice of plasmon energy and scintillation fluor, this effect may be used to engineer scintillators with enhanced light yields for radiation detection applications.

  17. Fission Yield Measurements by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass-Spectrometry

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    Irina Glagolenko; Bruce Hilton; Jeffrey Giglio; Daniel Cummings; Karl Grimm; Richard McKnight

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Correct prediction of the fission products inventory in irradiated nuclear fuels is essential for accurate estimation of fuel burnup, establishing proper requirements for spent fuel transportation and storage, materials accountability and nuclear forensics. Such prediction is impossible without accurate knowledge of neutron induced fission yields. Unfortunately, the accuracy of the fission yields reported in the ENDF/B-VII.0 library is not uniform across all of the data and much of the improvement is desired for certain isotopes and fission products. We discuss our measurements of cumulative fission yields in nuclear fuels irradiated in thermal and fast reactor spectra using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.

  18. Development of Yield and Tensile Strength Design Curves for Alloy 617

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    Nancy Lybeck; T. -L. Sham

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy Very High Temperature Reactor Program is acquiring data in preparation for developing an Alloy 617 Code Case for inclusion in the nuclear section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code. A draft code case was previously developed, but effort was suspended before acceptance by ASME. As part of the draft code case effort, a database was compiled of yield and tensile strength data from tests performed in air. Yield strength and tensile strength at temperature are used to set time independent allowable stress for construction materials in B&PV Code, Section III, Subsection NH. The yield and tensile strength data used for the draft code case has been augmented with additional data generated by Idaho National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the U.S. and CEA in France. The standard ASME Section II procedure for generating yield and tensile strength at temperature is presented, along with alternate methods that accommodate the change in temperature trends seen at high temperatures, resulting in a more consistent design margin over the temperature range of interest.

  19. Study of B{yields}X(3872)K, with X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}

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    Aubert, B.; Bona, M.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Prudent, X.; Tisserand, V. [Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, IN2P3/CNRS et Universite de Savoie, F-74941 Annecy-Le-Vieux (France); Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E. [Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Fisica, Departament ECM, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Lopez, L.; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M. [Universita di Bari, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L. [University of Bergen, Institute of Physics, N-5007 Bergen (Norway); Abrams, G. S.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D. N.; Button-Shafer, J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)] (and others)

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present measurements of the decays B{sup +}{yields}X(3872)K{sup +} and B{sup 0}{yields}X(3872)K{sup 0} with X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}. The data sample used, collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} asymmetric-energy storage ring, corresponds to 455x10{sup 6}BB pairs. Branching fraction measurements of B(B{sup +}{yields}X(3872)K{sup +})xB(X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})=(8.4{+-}1.5{+-}0.7)x10{sup -6} and B(B{sup 0}{yields}X(3872)K{sup 0})xB(X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})=(3.5{+-}1.9{+-}0.4)x10{sup -6} are obtained. We set an upper limit on the natural width of the X(3872) of {gamma}<3.3 MeV/c{sup 2} at the 90% confidence level.

  20. Future Yield Growth: What Evidence from Historical Data?

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    Gitiaux, Xavier

    The potential future role of biofuels has become an important topic in energy legislation as it is seen as a potential low carbon alternative to conventional fuels. Hence, future yield growth is an important topic from ...

  1. Bird Communities and Biomass Yields in Potential Bioenergy Grasslands

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    Turner, Monica G.

    providing bird habitat. Bioenergy grasslands promote agricultural multifunctionality and conservationBird Communities and Biomass Yields in Potential Bioenergy Grasslands Peter J. Blank1 *, David W, Wisconsin, United States of America Abstract Demand for bioenergy is increasing, but the ecological

  2. Plant-Wide Energy Conservation Program Yields Impressive Results 

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    Adlkes, R. P.; Zupko, A. J.; Adams, J. W.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to heating system and process changes by Installing improved boiler control systems and Initiating operator training programs. ? When rebuilding heat treating equipment, ceramic fiber insulation was used, yielding reduced heat losses and faster...

  3. Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into

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    Pachter, Lior

    Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into mammalian evolution Rat Genome Norway (BN) rat strain. The sequence represents a high-quality `draft' covering over 90% of the genome

  4. Hierarchy of scales in B{yields}PS decays

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    Delepine, D.; Lucio M, J. L. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad de Guanajuato Loma del Bosque no 103, Lomas del Campestre, 37150 Leon, Guanajuato (Mexico); Mendoza S, J. A. [Depto. de Fisica-Matematicas, Universidad de Pamplona Pamplona, Norte de Santander (Colombia); Ramirez, Carlos A. [Escuela de Fisica, Universidad Industrial de Santander, A.A. 678, Bucaramanga (Colombia)

    2008-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the naive factorization approach can accommodate the existence of the observed hierarchy of branching ratios for the B{yields}PS decays (P stands for pseudoscalar and S for scalar mesons respectively.

  5. analysis yields potential: Topics by E-print Network

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    the a3 R u and 13 R g states of Li2 has yielded accurate analytic potential energy functions for both states. The recommended M3LR8:0 5;33? potential for the a3...

  6. Yield Enhancement of Reconfigurable Microfluidics-Based Biochips Using

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    Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

    Yield Enhancement of Reconfigurable Microfluidics-Based Biochips Using Interstitial Redundancy FEI SU and KRISHNENDU CHAKRABARTY Duke University Microfluidics-based biochips for biochemical analysis cumbersome equipment with minia- turized and integrated systems. As these microfluidics-based microsystems

  7. TOWARDS STANDARDIZATION OF CSP YIELD ASSESSMENTS Richard Meyer

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    Heinemann, Detlev

    TOWARDS STANDARDIZATION OF CSP YIELD ASSESSMENTS Richard Meyer 1 , Hans Georg Beyer 2 , Jörg Schmidt 1 , and Marko Schwandt 5 1 EPURON GmbH, Anckelmannsplatz 1, 20537 Hamburg, Germany, r.meyer

  8. Measurement of neutron yield by 62 MeV proton beam on a thick Beryllium target

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    M. Osipenko; M. Ripani; R. Alba; G. Ricco; M. Barbagallo; P. Boccaccio; A. Celentano; N. Colonna; L. Cosentino; A. Del Zoppo; A. Di Pietro; J. Esposito; P. Figuera; P. Finocchiaro; A. Kostyukov; C. Maiolino; D. Santonocito; M. Schillaci; V. Scuderi; C. M. Viberti

    2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of a low-power prototype of neutron amplifier recently proposed within the INFN-E project indicated the need for more accurate called for detailed data on the neutron yield produced by a proton beam with energy of about 70 MeV impinging on a thick Beryllium target. Such measurement was performed at the LNS superconducting cyclotron, covering a wide angular range from 0 to 150 degrees and a complete neutron energy interval from thermal to beam energy. Neutrons with energy above 0.5 MeV were measured by liquid scintillators exploiting their Time of Flight to determine the kinetic energy. For lower energy neutrons, down to thermal energy, a $^3$He detector was used. The obtained data are in good agreement with previous measurements at 0 degree with 66 MeV proton beam, covering neutron energies >10 MeV, as well as with measurements at few selected angles with protons of 46, 55 and 113 MeV energy. The present results extend the neutron yield data in the 60-70 MeV beam energy range. A comparison of measured yields to MCNP and Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations was performed.

  9. E691 Dalitz plot analysis of [Lambda][sub c][sup +] [yields] pK[sup [minus

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    Cremaldi, L.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The resonant decays of the [Lambda][sub c][sup +] can give insight into the weak decay mechanism of this charmed baryon. We have performed a Dalitz plot analysis of the final state for a clean sample [Lambda][sub c][sup +] [yields] pK[sup [minus

  10. Assessment of fission product yields data needs in nuclear reactor applications

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    Kern, K.; Becker, M.; Broeders, C. [Institut fuer Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik, KIT Campus Nord, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Leopoldshafen (Germany)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies on the build-up of fission products in fast reactors have been performed, with particular emphasis on the effects related to the physics of the nuclear fission process. Fission product yields, which are required for burn-up calculations, depend on the proton and neutron number of the target nucleus as well as on the incident neutron energy. Evaluated nuclear data on fission product yields are available for all relevant target nuclides in reactor applications. However, the description of their energy dependence in evaluated data is still rather rudimentary, which is due to the lack of experimental fast fission data and reliable physical models. Additionally, physics studies of evaluated JEFF-3.1.1 fission yields data have shown potential improvements, especially for various fast fission data sets of this evaluation. In recent years, important progress in the understanding of the fission process has been made, and advanced model codes are currently being developed. This paper deals with the semi-empirical approach to the description of the fission process, which is used in the GEF code being developed by K.-H. Schmidt and B. Jurado on behalf of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, and with results from the corresponding author's diploma thesis. An extended version of the GEF code, supporting the calculation of spectrum weighted fission product yields, has been developed. It has been applied to the calculation of fission product yields in the fission rate spectra of a MOX fuelled sodium-cooled fast reactor. Important results are compared to JEFF-3.1.1 data and discussed in this paper. (authors)

  11. Performance Characterization

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Performance characterization efforts within the SunShot Systems Integration activities focus on collaborations with U.S. solar companies to:

  12. Measurement of delayed-neutron yield from {sup 237}Np fission induced by thermal neutrons

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    Gundorin, N. A.; Zhdanova, K. V.; Zhuchko, V. E.; Pikelner, L. B., E-mail: plb@nf.jinr.ru; Rebrova, N. V.; Salamatin, I. M.; Smirnov, V. I.; Furman, V. I. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

    2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The delayed-neutron yield from thermal-neutron-induced fission of the {sup 237}Np nucleus was measured using a sample periodically exposed to a pulsed neutron beam with subsequent detection of neutrons during the time intervals between pulses. The experiment was realized on an Isomer-M setup mounted in the IBR-2 pulsed reactor channel equipped with a mirror neutron guide. The setup and the experimental procedure are described, the background sources are thoroughly analyzed, and the experimental data are presented. The total delayed-neutron yield from {sup 237}Np fission induced by thermal neutrons is {nu}{sub d} = 0.0110 {+-} 0.0009. This study was performed at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics (JINR, Dubna)

  13. Ultrahigh performance three-dimensional electromagnetic relativistic kinetic plasma simulation

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    Bowers, K. J.; Albright, B. J.; Yin, L.; Bergen, B.; Kwan, T. J. T. [Plasma Theory and Applications (X-1-PTA), Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS F699, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The algorithms, implementation details, and applications of VPIC, a state-of-the-art first principles 3D electromagnetic relativistic kinetic particle-in-cell code, are discussed. Unlike most codes, VPIC is designed to minimize data motion, as, due to physical limitations (including the speed of light{exclamation_point}), moving data between and even within modern microprocessors is more time consuming than performing computations. As a result, VPIC has achieved unprecedented levels of performance. For example, VPIC can perform {approx}0.17 billion cold particles pushed and charge conserving accumulated per second per processor on IBM's Cell microprocessor--equivalent to sustaining Los Alamos's planned Roadrunner supercomputer at {approx}0.56 petaflop (quadrillion floating point operations per second). VPIC has enabled previously intractable simulations in numerous areas of plasma physics, including magnetic reconnection and laser plasma interactions; next generation supercomputers like Roadrunner will enable further advances.

  14. Device Performance

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    Not Available

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Device Performance group, within the National Center for Photovoltaic's Measurements and Characterization Division, we measure the performance of PV cells and modules with respect to standard reporting conditions--defined as a reference temperature (25 C), total irradiance (1000 Wm-2), and spectral irradiance distribution (IEC standard 60904-3). Typically, these are ''global'' reference conditions, but we can measure with respect to any reference set. To determine device performance, we conduct two general categories of measurements: spectral responsivity (SR) and current versus voltage (I-V). We usually perform these measurements using standard procedures, but we develop new procedures when required by new technologies. We also serve as an independent facility for verifying device performance for the entire PV community. We help the PV community solve its special measurement problems, giving advice on solar simulation, instrumentation for I-V measurements, reference cells, measurement procedures, and anomalous results. And we collaborate with researchers to analyze devices and materials.

  15. Stress localization, stiffening and yielding in a model colloidal gel

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    Jader Colombo; Emanuela Del Gado

    2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We use numerical simulations and an athermal quasi-static shear protocol to investigate the yielding of a model colloidal gel. Under increasing deformation, the elastic regime is followed by a significant stiffening before yielding takes place. A space-resolved analysis of deformations and stresses unravel how the complex load curve observed is the result of stress localization and that the yielding can take place by breaking a very small fraction of the network connections. The stiffening corresponds to the stretching of the network chains, unbent and aligned along the direction of maximum extension. It is characterized by a strong localization of tensile stresses, that triggers the breaking of a few network nodes at around 30% of strain. Increasing deformation favors further breaking but also shear-induced bonding, eventually leading to a large-scale reorganization of the gel structure at the yielding. At low enough shear rates, density and velocity profiles display significant spatial inhomogeneity during yielding in agreement with experimental observations.

  16. Performance Parameters for Grid-Connected PV Systems

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    Marion, B.; Adelstein, J.; Boyle, K.; Hayden, H.; Hammond, B.; Fletcher, T.; Canada, B.; Narang, D.; Shugar, D.; Wenger, H.; Kimber, A.; Mitchell, L.; Rich, G.; Townsend, T.

    2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of appropriate performance parameters facilitates the comparison of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems that may differ with respect to design, technology, or geographic location. Four performance parameters that define the overall system performance with respect to the energy production, solar resource, and overall effect of system losses are the following: final PV system yield, reference yield, performance ratio, and PVUSA rating. These performance parameters are discussed for their suitability in providing desired information for PV system design and performance evaluation and are demonstrated for a variety of technologies, designs, and geographic locations. Also discussed are methodologies for determining system a.c. power ratings in the design phase using multipliers developed from measured performance parameters.The use of appropriate performance parameters facilitates the comparison of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems that may differ with respect to design, technology, or geographic location. Four performance parameters that define the overall system performance with respect to the energy production, solar resource, and overall effect of system losses are the following: final PV system yield, reference yield, performance ratio, and PVUSA rating. These performance parameters are discussed for their suitability in providing desired information for PV system design and performance evaluation and are demonstrated for a variety of technologies, designs, and geographic locations. Also discussed are methodologies for determining system a.c. power ratings in the design phase using multipliers developed from measured performance parameters.

  17. Neutron emission and fragment yield in high-energy fission

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    Grudzevich, O. T., E-mail: ogrudzevich@ippe.ru; Klinov, D. A. [Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)] [Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The KRIS special library of spectra and emission probabilities in the decays of 1500 nuclei excited up to energies between 150 and 250 MeV was developed for correctly taking into account the decay of highly excited nuclei appearing as fission fragments. The emission of neutrons, protons, and photons was taken into account. Neutron emission fromprimary fragments was found to have a substantial effect on the formation of yields of postneutron nuclei. The library was tested by comparing the calculated and measured yields of products originating from the fission of nuclei that was induced by high-energy protons. The method for calculating these yields was tested on the basis of experimental data on the thermal-neutroninduced fission of {sup 235}U nuclei.

  18. A method for relating impacts with yielding and unyielding targets

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    Ammerman, D.J.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The public has questioned the severity of the regulatory 9 meter drop onto an unyielding target required for Type B radioactive material shipping packages since this drop height results in an impact velocity of only 13.3 m/s (30 MPH). It is the unyielding nature of the regulatory target which makes the 9 meter drop so severe. In this paper a method for relating higher velocity impacts with yielding targets to impacts onto an unyielding target is developed. The severity of impacts with yielding targets is decreased by the amount of the impact energy absorbed in damaging the target. There have been previous attempts to correlate impacts with yielding targets to lower velocity impacts onto an unyielding target, and this work is an expansion of those efforts.

  19. A method for relating impacts with yielding and unyielding targets

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    Ammerman, D.J.

    1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The public has questioned the severity of the regulatory 9 meter drop onto an unyielding target required for Type B radioactive material shipping packages since this drop height results in an impact velocity of only 13.3 m/s (30 MPH). It is the unyielding nature of the regulatory target which makes the 9 meter drop so severe. In this paper a method for relating higher velocity impacts with yielding targets to impacts onto an unyielding target is developed. The severity of impacts with yielding targets is decreased by the amount of the impact energy absorbed in damaging the target. There have been previous attempts to correlate impacts with yielding targets to lower velocity impacts onto an unyielding target, and this work is an expansion of those efforts.

  20. Yield Strength as a Thermodynamic Consequence of Information Erasure

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    Katira, Parag

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We observe that the yield strength of a variety of materials, including highly structured and densely packed metals, alloys and semi-crystalline polymers is reasonably approximated by the thermal energy density of the material. This suggests that it is related to the entropic cost of the irreversible work done during plastic deformation rather than the enthalpic cost that depends on the elastic modulus of the material. Here we propose that the entropic cost of material rearrangement in crystalline solids arises from the difference in the uncertainty in building block positions before and after yielding and estimate it using Landauer's principle for information processing. The yield strength thus obtained in given by the thermal energy density of the material multiplied by ln(2) and provides a guidepost in estimating the strength of materials complementary to the "theoretical strength of solids".

  1. Sputtering yield of Pu bombarded by fission Fragments from Cf

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    Danagoulian, Areg [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Klein, Andreas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mcneil, Wendy V [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Yuan, Vincent W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results on the yield of sputtering of Pu atoms from a Pu foil, bombarded by fission fragments from a {sup 252}Cf source in transmission geometry. We have found the number of Pu atoms/incoming fission fragments ejected to be 63 {+-} 1. In addition, we show measurements of the sputtering yield as a function of distance from the central axis, which can be understood as an angular distribution of the yield. The results are quite surprising in light of the fact that the Pu foil is several times the thickness of the range of fission fragment particles in Pu. This indicates that models like the binary collision model are not sufficient to explain this behavior.

  2. Evaluation and compilation of fission product yields 1993

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    England, T.R.; Rider, B.F.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the latest in a series of compilations of fission yield data. Fission yield measurements reported in the open literature and calculated charge distributions have been used to produce a recommended set of yields for the fission products. The original data with reference sources, and the recommended yields axe presented in tabular form. These include many nuclides which fission by neutrons at several energies. These energies include thermal energies (T), fission spectrum energies (F), 14 meV High Energy (H or HE), and spontaneous fission (S), in six sets of ten each. Set A includes U235T, U235F, U235HE, U238F, U238HE, Pu239T, Pu239F, Pu241T, U233T, Th232F. Set B includes U233F, U233HE, U236F, Pu239H, Pu240F, Pu241F, Pu242F, Th232H, Np237F, Cf252S. Set C includes U234F, U237F, Pu240H, U234HE, U236HE, Pu238F, Am241F, Am243F, Np238F, Cm242F. Set D includes Th227T, Th229T, Pa231F, Am241T, Am241H, Am242MT, Cm245T, Cf249T, Cf251T, Es254T. Set E includes Cf250S, Cm244S, Cm248S, Es253S, Fm254S, Fm255T, Fm256S, Np237H, U232T, U238S. Set F includes Cm243T, Cm246S, Cm243F, Cm244F, Cm246F, Cm248F, Pu242H, Np237T, Pu240T, and Pu242T to complete fission product yield evaluations for 60 fissioning systems in all. This report also serves as the primary documentation for the second evaluation of yields in ENDF/B-VI released in 1993.

  3. Executive Summary High-Yield Scenario Workshop Series Report

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    Leslie Park Ovard; Thomas H. Ulrich; David J. Muth Jr.; J. Richard Hess; Steven Thomas; Bryce Stokes

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To get a collective sense of the impact of research and development (R&D) on biomass resource availability, and to determine the feasibility that yields higher than baseline assumptions used for past assessments could be achieved to support U.S. energy independence, an alternate “High-Yield Scenario” (HYS) concept was presented to industry experts at a series of workshops held in December 2009. The workshops explored future production of corn/agricultural crop residues, herbaceous energy crops (HECs), and woody energy crops (WECs). This executive summary reports the findings of that workshop.

  4. Bushland Management For Water Yield: Prospects for Texas.

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    McCarl, Bruce A.; Griffin, Ronald C.; Kaiser, Ronald A.; Freeman, Lansingh S.; Blackburn, Wilbert H.; Jordan, Wayne R.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TDOC Z TA245.7 B873 no.1569 LIBRARY :JUNo 91987 I 1 Texas A&M University Brushland Management for Water Yield: Prospects for Texas THE TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION/Neville P. Clarke, Director/The Texas A&M University System.../College Station, Texas B-1569 May 1987 [Blank Page in Original Bulletin] BRUSHLAND MANAGEMENT FOR WATER YIELD: PROSPECTS FOR TEXAS Bruce A. McCarl Professor- Agricultural Economics Ronald C. Griffin Associate Professor- Agricultural Economics Ronald A...

  5. Neutron source capability assessment for cumulative fission yields measurements

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    Descalle, M A; Dekin, W; Kenneally, J

    2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A recent analysis of high-quality cumulative fission yields data for Pu-239 published in the peer-reviewed literature showed that the quoted experimental uncertainties do not allow a clear statement on how the fission yields vary as a function of energy. [Prussin2009] To make such a statement requires a set of experiments with well 'controlled' and understood sources of experimental errors to reduce uncertainties as low as possible, ideally in the 1 to 2% range. The Inter Laboratory Working Group (ILWOG) determined that Directed Stockpile Work (DSW) would benefit from an experimental program with the stated goal to reduce the measurement uncertainties significantly in order to make a definitive statement of the relationship of energy dependence to the cumulative fission yields. Following recent discussions between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), there is a renewed interest in developing a concerted experimental program to measure fission yields in a neutron energy range from thermal energy (0.025 eV) to 14 MeV with an emphasis on discrete energies from 0.5 to 4 MeV. Ideally, fission yields would be measured at single energies, however, in practice there are only 'quasi-monoenergetic' neutrons sources of finite width. This report outlines a capability assessment as of June 2011 of available neutron sources that could be used as part of a concerted experimental program to measure cumulative fission yields. In a framework of international collaborations, capabilities available in the United States, at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in the United Kingdom and at the Commissariat Energie Atomique (CEA) in France are listed. There is a need to develop an experimental program that will reduce the measurement uncertainties significantly in order to make a definitive statement of the relationship of energy dependence to the cumulative fission yields. Fission and monoenergetic neutron sources are available that could support these fission yield experiments in the US, as well as at AWE and CEA. Considerations that will impact the final choice of experimental venues are: (1) Availability during the timeframe of interest; (2) Ability to accommodate special nuclear materials; (3) Cost; (4) Availability of counting facilities; and (5) Expected experimental uncertainties.

  6. Up-conversion yield in glass ceramics containing silver

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    Malta, O.L.; Santa-Cruz, P.A.; De Sa, G.F.; Auzel, F.

    1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Small silver particles are known to increase the fluorescence yield in rare-earth-doped glasses. These particles can be grown easily in glass ceramics of general composition (PbF2, GeO2, YbF3, ErF3). The authors have studied the effect of the addition of silver on the up-conversion yield due to sequential energy transfer between YbT and ErT ions. The origin and the information that can be obtained from this effect are discussed.

  7. Measurement of neutron yield by 62 MeV proton beam on a thick Beryllium target

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    R. Alba; M. Barbagallo; P. Boccaccio; A. Celentano; N. Colonna; G. Cosentino; A. Del Zoppo; A. Di Pietro; J. Esposito; P. Figuera; P. Finocchiaro; A. Kostyukov; C. Maiolino; M. Osipenko; G. Ricco; M. Ripani; C. M. Viberti; D. Santonocito; M. Schillaci

    2012-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of research on IVth generation reactors and high intensity neutron sources a low-power prototype neutron amplifier was recently proposed by INFN. It is based on a low-energy, high current proton cyclotron, whose beam, impinging on a thick Beryllium converter, produces a fast neutron spectrum. The world database on the neutron yield from thick Beryllium target in the 70 MeV proton energy domain is rather scarce. The new measurement was performed at LNS, covering a wide angular range from 0 to 150 degrees and an almost complete neutron energy interval. In this contribution the preliminary data are discussed together with the proposed ADS facility.

  8. Calibration of the JET neutron yield monitors using the delayed neutron counting technique

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    van Belle, P.; Jarvis, O.N.; Sadler, G. (JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3EA (Great Britain)); de Leeuw, S.; D'Hondt, P. (C.E.N./S.C.K., B-2400 Mol (Belgium)); Pillon, M. (Associazione EURATOM-ENEA, CRE Frascati (Italy))

    1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The time-resolved neutron yield is routinely measured on the JET tokamak using a set of fission chambers. At present, the preferred technique is to employ activation reactions to determine the neutron fluence at a well-chosen position and to relate the measured fluence to the total neutron emission by means of neutron transport calculations. The delayed neutron counting method is a particularly convenient method of performing the activation measurement and the fission cross sections are accurately known. This paper outlines the measurement technique as used on JET.

  9. Weather-Corrected Performance Ratio

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    Dierauf, T.; Growitz, A.; Kurtz, S.; Cruz, J. L. B.; Riley, E.; Hansen, C.

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photovoltaic (PV) system performance depends on both the quality of the system and the weather. One simple way to communicate the system performance is to use the performance ratio (PR): the ratio of the electricity generated to the electricity that would have been generated if the plant consistently converted sunlight to electricity at the level expected from the DC nameplate rating. The annual system yield for flat-plate PV systems is estimated by the product of the annual insolation in the plane of the array, the nameplate rating of the system, and the PR, which provides an attractive way to estimate expected annual system yield. Unfortunately, the PR is, again, a function of both the PV system efficiency and the weather. If the PR is measured during the winter or during the summer, substantially different values may be obtained, making this metric insufficient to use as the basis for a performance guarantee when precise confidence intervals are required. This technical report defines a way to modify the PR calculation to neutralize biases that may be introduced by variations in the weather, while still reporting a PR that reflects the annual PR at that site given the project design and the project weather file. This resulting weather-corrected PR gives more consistent results throughout the year, enabling its use as a metric for performance guarantees while still retaining the familiarity this metric brings to the industry and the value of its use in predicting actual annual system yield. A testing protocol is also presented to illustrate the use of this new metric with the intent of providing a reference starting point for contractual content.

  10. Yield Strength as a Function of Dislocation Density

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    Collins, Gary S.

    -displacement graphs as well as obvious excursions and yield points ·These perfect indents give a guideline for what a micro-hardness indenter, which uses a square pyramidal indenter tip. 10 m Procedures and Methods Before/23/2, using known elastic modulus to find tip radius. E* is the elastic modulus, R is the indenter tip radius

  11. 2005 Nature Publishing Group Photosynthesis genes in marine viruses yield

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    Church, George M.

    © 2005 Nature Publishing Group Photosynthesis genes in marine viruses yield proteins during host­6 probably influences the genetic and functional diversity of both. For example, photosynthesis genes period. We also show that the expression of host photosynthesis genes declines over the course

  12. Consistent scenario for B{yields}PS decays

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    Delepine, D.; Lucio M, J. L.; Mendoza S, J. A.; Ramirez, Carlos A. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad de Guanajuato Loma del Bosque 103, Lomas del Campestre, 37150 Leon, Guanajuato (Mexico); Depto. de Fisica-Matematicas, Universidad de Pamplona Pamplona, Norte de Santander (Colombia); Escuela de Fisica, Universidad Industrial de Santander, A.A. 678, Bucaramanga (Colombia)

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider B{yields}PS decays where P stands for pseudoscalar and S for a heavy (1500 MeV) scalar meson. We achieve agreement with available experimental data, which includes two orders of magnitude hierarchy, assuming the scalars mesons are two quark states. The contribution of the dipolar penguin operator O{sub 11} is quantified.

  13. Influence of Vegetation Management on Yield and Quality Surface Runoff

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    Smeins, F. E.

    of this study was to determine the influence of vegetation characteristics, grazing systems and precipitation on surface runoff from rangeland on the Edwards Plateau region of Texas. Water yield, organic-N, N03-N, NH4-N, N02-N, total and ortho-P, Ca, Mg, K, p...

  14. RESEARCH ARTICLE Impact of water stress on citrus yield

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    October 2011 # INRA and Springer-Verlag, France 2011 Abstract Water shortage is becoming a severe problemRESEARCH ARTICLE Impact of water stress on citrus yield Iván García-Tejero & Victor Hugo Durán in arid and semi-arid regions worldwide, reducing the avail- ability of agricultural land and water

  15. Less Acres and Variable Yield Mark Ohio's Crops

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    Jones, Michelle

    developing technologies and cropping systems that are efficient in capturing solar energy, sus- tainable overLess Acres and Variable Yield Mark Ohio's Crops From 1994 to 2004, the combined acreage of soybean Pathology Dr. Mark Loux Horticulture and Crop Science Dr. Robert Mullen School of Natural Resources Dr. Mark

  16. The Impacts and Benefits Yielded from the Sport of Quidditch

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    Cohen, Adam

    2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    grounded theory approach and examined the impact and benefits for volunteers who chose to work for the IQA. Findings suggested the unique atmosphere of quidditch was able to produce an environment that yielded positive impact on the volunteers. It was found...

  17. A new yield function for geomaterials. Davide Bigoni , Andrea Piccolroaz

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    Bigoni, Davide

    and frictional materials, including soils, rocks, concrete, metallic and composite powders, metallic foams, porous metals, and polymers. The yield func- tion represents a single, convex and smooth surface of quasibrittle and frictional materials (a collective denom- ination for soil, concrete, rock, granular media

  18. MFR PAPER 1132 The ocean's yield of seafood

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    MFR PAPER 1132 The ocean's yield of seafood depends on international cooperation. An integrated management system for salmon could be a beginning. Toward a Planetary Aquaculture- the Seas as Range will never reach its potential as a reservoir of protein-protein sorely needed in a world increasingly beset

  19. Shear-induced sedimentation in yield stress fluids Guillaume Ovarlez

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    if a given material will remain ho- mogeneous during a flow. Using MRI techniques, we study the time the local shear rate in the interstitial fluid. Keywords: Sedimentation; Yield stress fluid; Suspension; MRI some lift or dispersion forces to the particles. This principle is typically used in fluidization

  20. Temperture and composition dependence of the high flux plasma sputtering yield of Cu-Li binary alloys

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    Krauss, A.R.; Mendelsohn, M.H.; Gruen, D.M.; Conn, R.W.; Goebel, D.M.; Hirooka, Y.; Leung, W.K.; Bohdansky, J.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High flux deuterium plasma sputtering and ion beam experiments have been performed on Cu-Li alloys to determine if the reduction in copper erosion previously predicted and observed in low flux ion beam experiments occurs at particle fluxes representative of an RFP first wall or tokamak limiter. Partial sputtering yields of the copper and lithium components have been measured as a function of alloy composition and sample temperature using optical plasma emission spectroscopy, weight loss and catcher foil techniques. It is found that the lithium sputtering yield increases with increasing sample temperature while the copper yield decreases by as much as two orders of magnitude. The temperature required to obtain the reduction in copper erosion is found to be a function of bulk lithium concentration. Consequences of these experimental results for anticipated erosion/redeposition properties are calculated, and the Cu-Li alloy in found to compare favorably with conventional low-Z materials.

  1. Bio-energy feedstock yields and their water quality benefits in Mississippi

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    Parajuli, Prem B.

    2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Cellulosic and agricultural bio-energy crops can, under careful management, be harvested as feedstock for bio-fuels production and provide environmental benefits. However, it is required to quantify their relative advantages in feedstock production and water quality. The primary objective of this research was to evaluate potential feedstock yield and water quality benefit scenarios of bioenergy crops: Miscanthus (Miscanthus-giganteus), Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), Soybean {Glycine max (L.) Merr.}, and Corn (Lea mays) in the Upper Pearl River watershed (UPRW), Mississippi using a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The SWAT model was calibrated (January 1981 to December 1994) and validated (January 1995 to September 2008) using monthly measured stream flow data. The calibrated and validated model determined good to very good performance for stream flow prediction (R2 and E from 0.60 to 0.86). The RMSE values (from 14 m3 s-1 to 37 m3 s-1) were estimated at similar levels of errors during model calibration and validation. The long-term average annual potential feedstock yield as an alternative energy source was determined the greatest when growing Miscanthus grass (373,849 Mg) as followed by Alfalfa (206,077 Mg), Switchgrass (132,077 Mg), Johnsongrass (47,576 Mg), Soybean (37,814 Mg), and Corn (22,069 Mg) in the pastureland and cropland of the watershed. Model results determined that average annual sediment yield from the Miscanthus grass scenario determined the least (1.16 Mg/ha) and corn scenario the greatest (12.04 Mg/ha). The SWAT model simulated results suggested that growing Miscanthus grass in the UPRW would have the greatest potential feedstock yield and water quality benefits.

  2. Search for the Invisible Decay of J/{psi} in {psi}(2S){yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}J/{psi}

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    Ablikim, M.; Bai, J. Z.; Cai, X.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, H. X.; Chen, J. C.; Chen, Jin; Chen, Y. B.; Chu, Y. P.; Deng, Z. Y.; Du, S. X.; Fang, J.; Fang, S. S.; Gao, C. S.; Gu, S. D.; Guo, Y. N.; He, K. L.; Heng, Y. K.; Hu, H. M.; Hu, T. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049 (China)] (and others)

    2008-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Using {psi}(2S){yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}J/{psi} events in a sample of 14.0x10{sup 6} {psi}(2S) decays collected with the BES-II detector, a search for the decay of the J/{psi} to invisible final states is performed. No signal is found, and an upper limit at the 90% confidence level is determined to be 1.2x10{sup -2} for the ratio (B(J/{psi}{yields}invisible)/B(J/{psi}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -})). This is the first search for J/{psi} decays to invisible final states.

  3. Xylose Monomer and Oligomer Yields for Uncatalyzed Hydrolysis of Sugarcane Bagasse Hemicellulose at Varying Solids Concentration

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    California at Riverside, University of

    Xylose Monomer and Oligomer Yields for Uncatalyzed Hydrolysis of Sugarcane Bagasse Hemicellulose of varying sugarcane bagasse concentrations on xylose monomer and oligomer yields was experimentally measured

  4. Comparison of Fission Product Yields and Their Impact

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    S. Harrison

    2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This memorandum describes the Naval Reactors Prime Contractor Team (NRPCT) Space Nuclear Power Program (SNPP) interest in determining the expected fission product yields from a Prometheus-type reactor and assessing the impact of these species on materials found in the fuel element and balance of plant. Theoretical yield calculations using ORIGEN-S and RACER computer models are included in graphical and tabular form in Attachment, with focus on the desired fast neutron spectrum data. The known fission product interaction concerns are the corrosive attack of iron- and nickel-based alloys by volatile fission products, such as cesium, tellurium, and iodine, and the radiological transmutation of krypton-85 in the coolant to rubidium-85, a potentially corrosive agent to the coolant system metal piping.

  5. Performance Contracting

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    Goodin, E.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    deferred maintenance Issues with no capital funding source Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 4 The Details ?Facility/Capital Improvement Program ?Energy Savings Realized Offset Project Costs ?No Up-Front Capital is Required...Performance Contracting ? A Resource for Energy Efficiency Projects Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 2 Top Challenges for Cities & Schools Tax Revenue Reductions Property values down, sales tax revenue down, etc Energy...

  6. Performance Reviews

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    1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FALL 1978 85 Performance Reviews Abolición de la propiedad In the fall 1974 issue of LATR, Juan Bruce-Novoa observed that the inherent difficulties and expense in staging Abolición de la propiedad by José Agustín made it a risky undertaking... not only by the complex technology involved, but also by the fact that José Agustín di rected the production himself. Agustin's tremendous energy and professional experience, coupled with the enthusiasm of his able student casts, led to excellent...

  7. Lithium: Measurement of Young's Modulus and Yield Strength

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    Ryan P Schultz

    2002-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The Lithium Collection Lens is used for anti-proton collection. In analyzing the structural behavior during operation, various material properties of lithium are often needed. properties such as density, coefficient of thermal expansion, thermal conductivity, specific heat, compressability, etc.; are well known. However, to the authors knowledge there is only one published source for Young's Modulus. This paper reviews the results from the testing of Young's Modulus and the yield strength of lithium at room temperature.

  8. Direct measurement of yield stress of discrete materials

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    S. H. Ebrahimnazhad Rahbari; J. Vollmer; S. Herminghaus; M. Brinkmann

    2012-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a novel computational method for direct measurement of yield stress of discrete materials. The method is well-suited for the measurement of jamming phase diagram of a wide range of discrete particle systems such as granular materials, foams, and colloids. We further successfully apply the method to evaluate the jamming phase diagram of wet granular material in order to demonstrates the applicability of the model.

  9. Pulse Radiolysis of Gases H atom yields, OH reactions,

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    PULSE RADIOLYSIS OP GASES H atom yields, OH reactions, and kinetics of H2S systems Ole John Nielsen, M, in the reaction OH + OH + M · H2O2 + M. 3) In the H2S systems the HS extinction coefficient determined: k(H + H2S · H2 + HS) = 4-6 x 108 M ^ s " 1 k(HS + HS · products) = (1.9 ± 0.1) x io1 0 M ^ s " 1

  10. The Effect of Sulphur on Yield of Certain Crops.

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    Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner)

    1930-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TFXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR College Station, Brazos County, Texas BUL - LETIN NO. 408 FEBRUARY, 1930 DIVISION OF AGRONOMY THE EFFECT OF SULPHUR ON YIELD OF CERTAIN CROPS -- AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL.... H. ROGERS, Feed Inspector W. H. WOOD, Feed Inspector I<. I,. KIRKLAND. B. S., Fred Inspector . W. D. NORTHCUTT, JR., B. S., Feed Inspector SIDNEY D. REYNOLDS, JR., Feed Inspector P. A. MOORE, Feed Inspector SUBSTATIONS No. 1, Beeville, Bee...

  11. A critical evaluation of factors affecting reservoir yield estimates

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    Bergman, Carla Elaine

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Statement of Problem Estimation of reservoir yield is fundamental to water resources planning and management. Effective management of the surface water resource of a river basin requires an understanding of the amount of water which can be provided... and approaches used in handling various complicating factors. Water supply planning and management involves complex institutional, legal, hydrologic, and physical systems. Streamflow, reservoir sedimentation, evaporation, water demands, and other variables...

  12. Symmetry relations in charmless B{yields}PPP decays

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    Gronau, Michael; Rosner, Jonathan L. [Department of Physics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, 32000 Haifa (Israel); Enrico Fermi Institute and Department of Physics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Strangeness-changing decays of B mesons to three-body final states of pions and kaons are studied, assuming that they are dominated by a {delta}I=0 penguin amplitude with flavor structure b{yields}s. Numerous isospin relations for B{yields}K{pi}{pi} and for underlying quasi-two-body decays are compared successfully with experiment, in some cases resolving ambiguities in fitting resonance parameters. The only exception is a somewhat small branching ratio noted in B{sup 0}{yields}K*{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}, interpreted in terms of destructive interference between a penguin amplitude and an enhanced electroweak penguin contribution. Relations for B decays into three kaons are derived in terms of final states involving K{sub S} or K{sub L}, assuming that {phi}K-subtracted decay amplitudes are symmetric in K and K, as has been observed experimentally. Rates due to nonresonant backgrounds are studied using a simple model, which may reduce discrete ambiguities in Dalitz plot analyses.

  13. Evidence for X(3872){yields}{psi}(2S){gamma} in B{sup {+-}}{yields}X(3872)K{sup {+-}} Decays and a Study of B{yields}cc{gamma}K

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    Aubert, B.; Bona, M.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Prudent, X.; Tisserand, V. [Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, IN2P3/CNRS et Universite de Savoie, F-74941 Annecy-Le-Vieux (France); Tico, J. Garra; Grauges, E. [Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Fisica, Departament ECM, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Lopez, L.; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M. [INFN Sezione di Bari, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Dipartmento di Fisica, Universita di Bari, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L. [University of Bergen, Institute of Physics, N-5007 Bergen (Norway); Abrams, G. S.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D. N.; Cahn, R. N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] (and others)

    2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In a search for B{yields}cc{gamma}K decays with the BABAR detector, where cc includes J/{psi} and {psi}(2S), and K includes K{sup {+-}}, K{sub S}{sup 0}, and K*(892), we find evidence for X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{gamma} and X(3872){yields}{psi}(2S){gamma} with 3.6{sigma} and 3.5{sigma} significance, respectively. We measure the product of branching fractions B(B{sup {+-}}{yields}X(3872)K{sup {+-}})xB(X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{gamma})=[2.8{+-}0.8(stat){+-}0.1(syst)]x10{sup -6} and B(B{sup {+-}}{yields}X(3872)K{sup {+-}})xB(X(3872){yields}{psi}(2S){gamma})=[9.5{+-}2.7(stat){+-}0.6(syst)]x10{sup -6}.

  14. EXPERIMENT 5101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TRIAL PLANTING DATE 06/01/05 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED DAYS TO DAYS TO LODGING HEIGHT DES.

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    EXPERIMENT 5101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TRIAL PLANTING DATE 06/01/05 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED-242 NAVY GENTEC, VISTA 23 31.6 19.9 44.0 96.2 3.0 48.1 4.0 N00762 VISTA/MACKINAC//N94080 3 31.5 18.6 43;EXPERIMENT 5101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TRIAL PLANTING DATE 06/01/05 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED DAYS

  15. Observation of Y(3940){yields}J/{psi}{omega} in B{yields}J/{psi}{omega}K at BABAR

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    Aubert, B.; Bona, M.; Boutigny, D.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Prudent, X.; Tisserand, V.; Zghiche, A. [Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, IN2P3/CNRS et Universite de Savoie, F-74941 Annecy-Le-Vieux (France); Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E. [Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Fisica, Departament ECM, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Lopez, L.; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M. [Universita di Bari, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L. [University of Bergen, Institute of Physics, N-5007 Bergen (Norway); Abrams, G. S.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D. N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] (and others)

    2008-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a study of the decays B{sup 0,+}{yields}J/{psi}{omega}K{sup 0,+} using 383x10{sup 6} BB events obtained with the BABAR detector at PEP-II. We observe Y(3940){yields}J/{psi}{omega}, with mass 3914.6{sub -3.4}{sup +3.8}(stat){+-}2.0(syst) MeV/c{sup 2}, and width 34{sub -8}{sup +12}(stat){+-}5(syst) MeV. The ratio of B{sup 0} and B{sup +} decay to YK is 0.27{sub -0.23}{sup +0.28}(stat){sub -0.01}{sup +0.04}(syst), and the relevant B{sup 0} and B{sup +} branching fractions are reported.

  16. Performance Characterization

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  17. Performance Assessment

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  18. Emulating maize yields from global gridded crop models using statistical estimates

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    Blanc, E.

    This study estimates statistical models emulating maize yield responses to changes in temperature and

  19. Measurement of the Fractional Thermonuclear Neutron Yield during Deuterium Neutral-Beam Injection into Deuterium Plasmas

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    Measurement of the Fractional Thermonuclear Neutron Yield during Deuterium Neutral-Beam Injection into Deuterium Plasmas

  20. Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation

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  1. Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation

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  2. Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation

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  3. Potential Yield Mapping of Dedicated Energy Crops | Department of Energy

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  4. High-Pressure MOF Research Yields Structural Insights

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  5. VERIFI code optimization yields three-fold increase in engine...

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    fluid dynamics and combustion characteristics that are at the heart of all internal combustion engines. Using high performance computing and X-ray radiography data from...

  6. A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength

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    A so-called hollow ion is formed when core electrons are removed or excited to higher energy levels, leaving an empty inner shell. Such states can be produced in He-, a...

  7. The new Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF) offers an unprecedented

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    Advance Commercial Success of Thin-Film PV Cells The thin-film solar cells in use today could not function and are used to form the front of the solar cell. Improving the quality and properties of TCOs is widely of flexibility for NREL's science and technology experts to develop cost-effec- tive biofuels processes and move

  8. A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength

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  9. A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength

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  10. A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength

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  11. A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength

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  12. Mesh Generation for SHARP: Unprecedented Complexity | Department of Energy

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  13. A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength

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  14. Comprehensive Measurement of Neutron Yield Produced by 62 MeV Protons on Beryllium Target

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    M. Osipenko; M. Ripani; R. Alba; G. Ricco; M. Schillaci; M. Barbagallo; P. Boccaccio; A. Celentano; N. Colonna; L. Cosentino; A. Del Zoppo; A. Di Pietro; J. Esposito; P. Figuera; P. Finocchiaro; A. Kostyukov; C. Maiolino; D. Santonocito; V. Scuderi; C. M. Viberti

    2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A low-power prototype of neutron amplifier, based on a 70 MeV, high current proton cyclotron being installed at LNL for the SPES RIB facility, was recently proposed within INFN-E project. This prototype uses a thick Beryllium converter to produce a fast neutron spectrum feeding a sub-critical reactor core. To complete the design of such facility the new measurement of neutron yield from a thick Beryllium target was performed at LNS. This measurement used liquid scintillator detectors to identify produced neutrons by Pulse Shape Discrimination and Time of Flight technique to measure neutron energy in the range 0.5-62 MeV. To extend the covered neutron energy range He3 detector was used to measure neutrons below 0.5 MeV. The obtained yields were normalized to the charge deposited by the proton beam on the metallic Beryllium target. These techniques allowed to achieve a wide angular coverage from 0 to 150 degrees and to explore almost complete neutron energy interval.

  15. Comprehensive Measurement of Neutron Yield Produced by 62 MeV Protons on Beryllium Target

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    Osipenko, M; Alba, R; Ricco, G; Schillaci, M; Barbagallo, M; Boccaccio, P; Celentano, A; Colonna, N; Cosentino, L; Del Zoppo, A; Di Pietro, A; Esposito, J; Figuera, P; Finocchiaro, P; Kostyukov, A; Maiolino, C; Santonocito, D; Scuderi, V; Viberti, C M

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A low-power prototype of neutron amplifier, based on a 70 MeV, high current proton cyclotron being installed at LNL for the SPES RIB facility, was recently proposed within INFN-E project. This prototype uses a thick Beryllium converter to produce a fast neutron spectrum feeding a sub-critical reactor core. To complete the design of such facility the new measurement of neutron yield from a thick Beryllium target was performed at LNS. This measurement used liquid scintillator detectors to identify produced neutrons by Pulse Shape Discrimination and Time of Flight technique to measure neutron energy in the range 0.5-62 MeV. To extend the covered neutron energy range He3 detector was used to measure neutrons below 0.5 MeV. The obtained yields were normalized to the charge deposited by the proton beam on the metallic Beryllium target. These techniques allowed to achieve a wide angular coverage from 0 to 150 degrees and to explore almost complete neutron energy interval.

  16. Infrared scintillation yield in gaseous and liquid argon

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    A. Buzulutskov; A. Bondar; A. Grebenuk

    2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of primary and secondary scintillations in noble gases and liquids is of paramount importance to rare-event experiments using noble gas media. In the present work, the scintillation yield in gaseous and liquid Ar has for the first time been measured in the near infrared (NIR) and visible region, both for primary and secondary (proportional) scintillations, using Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes (G-APDs) and pulsed X-ray irradiation. The primary scintillation yield of the fast component was measured to be 17000 photon/MeV in gaseous Ar in the NIR, in the range of 690-1000 nm, and 510 photon/MeV in liquid Ar, in the range of 400-1000 nm. Proportional NIR scintillations (electroluminescence) in gaseous Ar have been also observed; their amplification parameter at 163 K was measured to be 13 photons per drifting electron per kV. Possible applications of NIR scintillations in high energy physics experiments are discussed.

  17. Free ion yields in liquids: Molecular structure and track effects

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    Holroyd, R.

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The signal generated in a liquid-filled ionization chamber is proporational to the ions that escape, the free ion yield or, G{sub fi}. Recent results show how molecular structure, rate of energy loss (dE/dx) and pressure affect G{sub fi} and give further insight into the ionization process in liquids. As a consequence of the passage of high energy charged particles through a liquid, molecules are ionized and excited. The electrons have kinetic energy initially which allow them to travel some distance away from their geminate cations. The electrons may lose energy to vibrational modes but a significant fraction of the separation occurs while the electrons have subvibrational (near thermal) energy. When the electron finally thermalizes it is within the coulombic field of its parent cation and the two ions constitute a geminate pair. The free ion yield is determined by the fraction of geminate pairs which separate to form free ions as against those that recombine to form excited states.

  18. Free ion yields in liquids: Molecular structure and track effects

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    Holroyd, R.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The signal generated in a liquid-filled ionization chamber is proporational to the ions that escape, the free ion yield or, G{sub fi}. Recent results show how molecular structure, rate of energy loss (dE/dx) and pressure affect G{sub fi} and give further insight into the ionization process in liquids. As a consequence of the passage of high energy charged particles through a liquid, molecules are ionized and excited. The electrons have kinetic energy initially which allow them to travel some distance away from their geminate cations. The electrons may lose energy to vibrational modes but a significant fraction of the separation occurs while the electrons have subvibrational (near thermal) energy. When the electron finally thermalizes it is within the coulombic field of its parent cation and the two ions constitute a geminate pair. The free ion yield is determined by the fraction of geminate pairs which separate to form free ions as against those that recombine to form excited states.

  19. Analysis of fragment yield ratios in the nuclear phase transition

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    R. Tripathi; A. Bonasera; S. Wuenschel; L. W. May; Z. Kohley; G. A. Souliotis; S. Galanopoulos; K. Hagel; D. V. Shetty; K. Huseman; S. N. Soisson; B. C. Stein; S. J. Yennello

    2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The critical phenomena of the liquid-gas phase transition has been investigated in the reactions 78,86Kr+58,64Ni at beam energy of 35 MeV/nucleon using the Landau free energy approach with isospin asymmetry as an order parameter. Fits to the free energy of fragments showed three minima suggesting the system to be in the regime of a first order phase transition. The relation m =-{\\partial}F/{\\partial}H, which defines the order parameter and its conjugate field H, has been experimentally verified from the linear dependence of the mirror nuclei yield ratio data, on the isospin asymmetry of the source. The slope parameter, which is a measure of the distance from a critical temperature, showed a systematic decrease with increasing excitation energy of the source. Within the framework of the Landau free energy approach, isoscaling provided similar results as obtained from the analysis of mirror nuclei yield ratio data. We show that the external field is primarily related to the minimum of the free energy, which implies a modification of the source concentration \\Delta used in isospin studies.

  20. Modern yields per stellar generation: the effect of the IMF

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    Vincenzo, Fiorenzo; Belfiore, Francesco; Maiolino, Roberto

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gaseous and stellar metallicities in galaxies are nowadays routinely used to constrain the evolutionary processes in galaxies. This requires the knowledge of the average yield per stellar generation, $y_{\\text{Z}}$, i.e. the quantity of metals that a stellar population releases into the interstellar medium (ISM), which is generally assumed to be a fixed fiducial value. Deviations of the observed metallicity from the expected value of $y_{\\text{Z}}$ are used to quantify the effect of outflows or inflows of gas, or even as evidence for biased metallicity calibrations or inaccurate metallicity diagnostics. Here we show that $\\rm y_{\\text{Z}}$ depends significantly on the Initial Mass Function (IMF), varying by up to a factor larger than three, for the range of IMFs typically adopted in various studies. This, along with the variation of the gas mass fraction restored into the ISM by supernovae ($R$, which also depends on the IMF), may yield to deceiving results, if not properly taken into account. In particular, ...

  1. Uncertainty in Simulating Wheat Yields Under Climate Change

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    Asseng, S.; Ewert, F.; Rosenzweig, C.; Jones, J.W.; Hatfield, Jerry; Ruane, Alex; Boote, K. J.; Thorburn, Peter; Rotter, R.P.; Cammarano, D.; Brisson, N.; Basso, B.; Martre, P.; Aggarwal, P.K.; Angulo, C.; Bertuzzi, P.; Biernath, C.; Challinor, AJ; Doltra, J.; Gayler, S.; Goldberg, R.; Grant, Robert; Heng, L.; Hooker, J.; Hunt, L.A.; Ingwersen, J.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Kersebaum, K.C.; Mueller, C.; Naresh Kumar, S.; Nendel, C.; O'Leary, G.O.; Olesen, JE; Osborne, T.; Palosuo, T.; Priesack, E.; Ripoche, D.; Semenov, M.A.; Shcherbak, I.; Steduto, P.; Stockle, Claudio O.; Stratonovitch, P.; Streck, T.; Supit, I.; Tao, F.; Travasso, M.; Waha, K.; Wallach, D.; White, J.W.; Williams, J.R.; Wolf, J.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Anticipating the impacts of climate change on crop yields is critical for assessing future food security. Process-based crop simulation models are the most commonly used tools in such assessments1,2. Analysis of uncertainties in future greenhouse gas emissions and their impacts on future climate change has been increasingly described in the literature3,4 while assessments of the uncertainty in crop responses to climate change are very rare. Systematic and objective comparisons across impact studies is difficult, and thus has not been fully realized5. Here we present the largest coordinated and standardized crop model intercomparison for climate change impacts on wheat production to date. We found that several individual crop models are able to reproduce measured grain yields under current diverse environments, particularly if sufficient details are provided to execute them. However, simulated climate change impacts can vary across models due to differences in model structures and algorithms. The crop-model component of uncertainty in climate change impact assessments was considerably larger than the climate-model component from Global Climate Models (GCMs). Model responses to high temperatures and temperature-by-CO2 interactions are identified as major sources of simulated impact uncertainties. Significant reductions in impact uncertainties through model improvements in these areas and improved quantification of uncertainty through multi-model ensembles are urgently needed for a more reliable translation of climate change scenarios into agricultural impacts in order to develop adaptation strategies and aid policymaking.

  2. Results of the LSND search for {ovr {nu}}{sub {mu}} {yields} {ovr {nu}}{sub e} oscillations

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    Federspiel, F.J.

    1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for {ovr {nu}}{sub {mu}}{yields}{ovr {nu}}{sub e} oscillations has been conducted at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility by using {ovr {nu}}{sub {mu}} from {mu}{sup +} decay at rest. The {ovr {nu}}{sub e} are detected via the reaction {ovr {nu}}{sub e}p {yields} e{sup +} n , correlated with a {gamma} from np {yields} d{gamma} (2.2 MeV). The use of tight cuts to identify e{sup +} events with correlated {gamma} rays yields 22 events with e{sup +} energy between 36 and 60 MeV and only 4.6 {plus_minus} 0.6 background events. The probability that this observation can be explained by statistical fluctuation is less than 10{sup -7}. Assuming these events are due to oscillations, a likelihood fit to all the e{sup +} events between 20 and 60 MeV has been performed to extract the oscillation parameters sin{sup 2} 2{theta} and {Delta}m{sup 2}. The favored region resulting from this fit is shown.

  3. Yields of neutron-rich nuclei by actinide photofission in giant dipole resonance region

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    Bhowmick, Debasis; Basu, D N; Chakrabarti, Alok

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photofission of actinides is studied in the region of nuclear excitation energies that covers the entire giant dipole resonance (GDR) region. A comparative analysis of the behavior of the symmetric and asymmetric modes of photon induced fission as a function of the average excitation energy of the fissioning nucleus is performed. The mass distributions of $^{238}$U photofission fragments are obtained at the endpoint bremsstrahlung energy of 29.1 MeV which corresponds to mean photon energy of 13.7$\\pm$0.3 MeV that coincides with GDR peak for $^{238}$U photofission. The integrated yield of $^{238}$U photofission as well as charge distribution of photofission products are calculated and its role in the production of neutron-rich nuclei and their exoticity is explored.

  4. Yields of neutron-rich nuclei by actinide photofission in giant dipole resonance region

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    Debasis Bhowmick; Debasis Atta; D. N. Basu; Alok Chakrabarti

    2015-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Photofission of actinides is studied in the region of nuclear excitation energies that covers the entire giant dipole resonance (GDR) region. A comparative analysis of the behavior of the symmetric and asymmetric modes of photon induced fission as a function of the average excitation energy of the fissioning nucleus is performed. The mass distributions of $^{238}$U photofission fragments are obtained at the endpoint bremsstrahlung energy of 29.1 MeV which corresponds to mean photon energy of 13.7$\\pm$0.3 MeV that coincides with GDR peak for $^{238}$U photofission. The integrated yield of $^{238}$U photofission as well as charge distribution of photofission products are calculated and its role in the production of neutron-rich nuclei and their exoticity is explored.

  5. INCREASING YIELDS AND BROADENING MARKETS: PROCESS INNOVATIONS IN THE MANUFACTURING OF ENERGY-SAVING WINDOW GLAZINGS

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    Mark Burdis; Neil Sbar

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this project was to develop and implement advanced thin film process technology which would significantly improve the manufacturability of both static and dynamic high performance energy saving coatings for windows. The work done has been aimed at improvements to the process that will result in increases in yield, and this was divided into four main areas, dealing with improvements in substrate preparation methods, reductions in the incidence of problems caused by particulate contamination, use of in-situ optical monitoring to improve process control, and overall system integration to enable simplified, and therefore lower cost operation. Significant progress has been made in each of the areas. In the area of substrate preparation, the enhanced washing techniques which have been developed, in combination with a new inspection technique, have resulted in significant reductions in the number of EC devices which are rejected because of substrate problems. Microscopic inspection of different defects in electrochromic devices showed that many were centered on particles. As a result, process improvements aimed at reducing the incidence of particles throughout the entire process have been implemented. As a result, the average number of defects occurring per unit area has been significantly reduced over the period of this project. The in-situ monitoring techniques developed during this project have become an indispensable part of the processing for EC devices. The deposition of several key layers is controlled as a result of in-situ monitoring, and this has facilitated significant improvements in uniformity and repeatability. Overall system integration has progressed to the stage where the goal of a closed-loop monitoring and control system in within reach, and it is anticipated that this will be achieved during the scale-up phase. There has been a clear increase in the yield occurring over the period of this project (Sept 1999 to September 2003), which is attributable to a range of process improvements implemented as a result of this work. It is anticipated that the yield will increase further as a result of these ongoing programs. The manufacturability of these advanced glazing systems has also been significantly improved, by a variety of different measures such as in-situ monitoring, system integration, and measurements taken to reduce the incidence of defects caused by contamination. It is therefore anticipated that the transfer of this performance to the new coating equipment to be introduced during scale-up to the first manufacturing plant will be reasonably straightforward.

  6. Method and apparatus for sampling low-yield wells

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    Last, George V. (Richland, WA); Lanigan, David C. (Kennewick, WA)

    2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for collecting a sample from a low-yield well or perched aquifer includes a pump and a controller responsive to water level sensors for filling a sample reservoir. The controller activates the pump to fill the reservoir when the water level in the well reaches a high level as indicated by the sensor. The controller deactivates the pump when the water level reaches a lower level as indicated by the sensors. The pump continuously activates and deactivates the pump until the sample reservoir is filled with a desired volume, as indicated by a reservoir sensor. At the beginning of each activation cycle, the controller optionally can select to purge an initial quantity of water prior to filling the sample reservoir. The reservoir can be substantially devoid of air and the pump is a low volumetric flow rate pump. Both the pump and the reservoir can be located either inside or outside the well.

  7. Microscopic description of Cf-252 cold fission yields

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    M. Mirea; D. S. Delion; A. Sandulescu

    2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the cold fission of 252Cf within the two center shell model to compute the potential energy surface. The fission yields are estimated by using the semiclassical penetration approach. It turns out that the inner cold valley of the total potential energy is strongly connected with Z=50 magic number. The agreement with experimental values is very much improved only by considering mass and charge asymmetry degrees of freedom. Thus, indeed cold fission of 252Cf is a Sn-like radioactivity, related the other two "magic radioactivities", namely alpha-decay and heavy-cluster decay, called also Pb-like radioactivity. This calculation provides the necessary theoretical confidence to estimate the penetration cross section in producing superheavy nuclei, by using the inverse fusion process.

  8. Microscopic description of Cf-252 cold fission yields

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    Mirea, M; Sandulescu, A

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the cold fission of 252Cf within the two center shell model to compute the potential energy surface. The fission yields are estimated by using the semiclassical penetration approach. It turns out that the inner cold valley of the total potential energy is strongly connected with Z=50 magic number. The agreement with experimental values is very much improved only by considering mass and charge asymmetry degrees of freedom. Thus, indeed cold fission of 252Cf is a Sn-like radioactivity, related the other two "magic radioactivities", namely alpha-decay and heavy-cluster decay, called also Pb-like radioactivity. This calculation provides the necessary theoretical confidence to estimate the penetration cross section in producing superheavy nuclei, by using the inverse fusion process.

  9. Astroparticle yield and transport from extragalactic jet terminal shocks

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    Fabien Casse; Alexandre Marcowith

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The present paper deals with the yield and transport of high-energy particle within extragalactic jet terminal shocks, also known as hotspots. We investigate in some details the cosmic ray, neutrinos and high-energy photons yield in hotspots of powerful FRII radio-galaxies by scanning all known spatial transport regimes, adiabatic and radiative losses as well as Fermi acceleration process. Since both electrons and cosmic rays are prone to the same type of acceleration, we derive analytical estimates of the maximal cosmic ray energy attainable in both toroidal and poloidal magnetic field dominated shock structures by using observational data on synchrotron emission coming from various hot-spots. One of our main conclusions is that the best hot-spot candidates for high energy astroparticle production is the extended ($L_{HS}\\geq 1kpc$), strongly magnetized ($B> 0.1mG$) terminal shock displaying synchrotron emission cut-off lying at least in the optical band. We found only one object (3C273A) over the six objects in our sample being capable to produce cosmic rays up to $10^{20}$ eV. Secondly, we investigate the astroparticle spectra produced by two characteric hot-spots (Cygnus A and 3C273 A) by applying a multi-scale MHD-kinetic scheme, coupling MHD simulations to kinetic computations using stochastic differential equations. We show that 3C273 A, matching the previous properties, may produce protons up to $10^{20}$ eV in a Kolmogorov type turbulence by both computing electron and cosmic ray acceleration. We also calculate the high-energy neutrino and gamma-ray fluxes on Earth produced through p-$\\gamma$ and p-p processes and compare them to the most sensitive astroparticle experiments.

  10. Observation of B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}{lambda}p and searches for B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}{sigma}{sup 0}p and B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}pp decays

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    Xie, Q.L.; Dong, L.Y.; Yuan, Y.; Zang, S.L.; Zhang, C.C. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China); Abe, K.; Adachi, I.; Gershon, T.; Haba, J.; Hazumi, M.; Ishikawa, A.; Itoh, R.; Iwasaki, Y.; Katayama, N.; Kichimi, H.; Nishida, S.; Nozaki, T.; Ozaki, H.; Sakai, Y.; Takasaki, F. [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan)] [and others

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the observation of B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}{lambda}p and searches for B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}{sigma}{sup 0}p and B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}pp decays, using a sample of 275x10{sup 6} BB pairs collected with the Belle detector at the {upsilon}(4S) resonance. We observe a signal of 17.2{+-}4.1 events with a significance of 11.1{sigma} and obtain a branching fraction of B(B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}{lambda}p)=11.6{+-}2.8(stat){sub -2.3}{sup +1.8}(sys)x10{sup -6}. No signal is found for either of the two decay modes, B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}{sigma}{sup 0}p and B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}pp, and upper limits for the branching fractions are determined to be B(B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}{sigma}{sup 0}p)<1.1x10{sup -5} and B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}pp)<8.3x10{sup -7} at 90% confidence level.

  11. Search for the C-parity violating process J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{gamma} via {psi}(2S){yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}J/{psi}

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    Ablikim, M.; Bai, J. Z.; Cai, X.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, H. X.; Chen, J. C.; Chen, Jin; Chen, Y. B.; Chu, Y. P.; Deng, Z. Y.; Du, S. X.; Fang, J.; Fang, S. S.; Gao, C. S.; Gu, S. D.; Guo, Y. N.; He, K. L.; Heng, Y. K.; Hu, H. M.; Hu, T. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049 (China)] (and others)

    2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using 14.0x10{sup 6}{psi}(2S) events collected with the BES-II detector, the C-parity violating process J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{gamma} via {psi}(2S){yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}J/{psi} is studied. We determine a new upper limit for the J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{gamma} branching ratio of B(J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{gamma})<2.2x10{sup -5} at the 90% C.L., which is about 20 times lower than the previous measurement.

  12. EXPERIMENT 6101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST DATE 06/06/06 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED DAYS TO DAYS TO LODGING HEIGHT DES.

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    EXPERIMENT 6101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST DATE 06/06/06 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED DAYS.9 50.0 4.1 #12;EXPERIMENT 6101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST DATE 06/06/06 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100*6/CN49-242 NAVY GENTEC, VISTA 3 25.8 17.9 42.7 88.8 2.0 50.0 3.9 N05305 N00838/B98304//N00792 44 25

  13. Yield of delayed neutrons in the thermal-neutron-induced reaction {sup 245}Cm(n, f)

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    Andrianov, V. R. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Vyachin, V. N. [All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) (Russian Federation); Gundorin, N. A. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Druzhinin, A. A. [All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) (Russian Federation); Zhdanova, K. V.; Lihachev, A. N.; Pikelner, L. B.; Rebrova, N. V.; Salamatin, I. M.; Furman, V. I. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

    2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The yield of delayed neutrons, v{sub d}, from thermal-neutron-induced fission of {sup 245}Cm is measured. Experiments aimed at studying the properties of delayed neutrons from the fission of some reactor isotopes and initiated in 1997 were continued at the upgraded Isomer-M facility by a method according to which a periodic irradiation of a sample with a pulsed neutron beam from the IBR-2 reactor was accompanied by recording emitted neutrons in the intervals between the pulses. The accuracy of the resulting total delayed-neutron yield v{sub d} = (0.64 {+-} 0.02)% is two times higher than that in previous measurements. This work was performed at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna).

  14. Performance of bolted wood connections using supplemental confining devices 

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    Stromatt, Rebecca Faye

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) follow a performance-based design. Equations are used to determine a defined yield mode behavior which is based on connection yield strength limits from static tests. The input parameters for the equations are connection geomeny (member thickness... Connection The research study conducted by Rose (1995) tested shear walls using a modified sequential phased displacement test procedure developed in 1987 by U. S. and Japanese engineers and scientists participating in the Joint Technical Coordinating...

  15. Combining Low-Temperature Combustion with Lean-NOx Trap Yields...

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    Low-Temperature Combustion with Lean-NOx Trap Yields Progress Toward Targets of Efficient NOx Control for Diesels Combining Low-Temperature Combustion with Lean-NOx Trap Yields...

  16. The role of yield grade and fat deposition on the cutability of lamb carcasses

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    Fritz, Kristina Danielle

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    assigned randomly to one of five yield grade treatment groups (n=18), devised to simulate the fat thickness ranges designated by the USDA yield grade equation. The lambs were evaluated periodically and visually appraised by a team of three experienced...

  17. ZeaChem Pilot Project: High-Yield Hybrid Cellulosic Ethanol Process...

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    ZeaChem Pilot Project: High-Yield Hybrid Cellulosic Ethanol Process Using High-Impact Feedstock for Commercialization ZeaChem Pilot Project: High-Yield Hybrid Cellulosic Ethanol...

  18. Dramatically Improved Yields in Molecular Scale Electronic Devices Using Ultra-smooth Platinum Electrodes Prepared By

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    Islam, M. Saif

    Dramatically Improved Yields in Molecular Scale Electronic Devices Using Ultra-smooth Platinum scale electronic devices by using ultra- smooth platinum (Pt) electrodes made with chemical mechanically Terms -- Molecular electronics, CMP, SAM, Langmuir-Blodgett, Device yields. I. INTRODUCTION Molecular

  19. The Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Bioenergy Sorghum Yield and Quality

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    Zilahi-Sebess, Szilvia

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    ................................................................................................... 77 Economics of fertilizing biomass feedstocks ................................................. 77 Biomass feedstock yield response to applied nitrogen: An example ........... 79 CONCLUSIONS...

  20. STORAGE-YIELD CURVES WITH INFLOWS FROM A DIVERSION PIERLUIGI CLAPS

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    Poggi, Davide

    1 STORAGE-YIELD CURVES WITH INFLOWS FROM A DIVERSION CHANNEL PIERLUIGI CLAPS DIFA, Università della Probabilistic analytical methods for building storage-yield curves provide reliable preliminary design condition of storage-yield curves of reservoirs when additional inflows from a diversion channel are available

  1. NEANDC specialists meeting on yields and decay data of fission product nuclides

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    Chrien, R.E.; Burrows, T.W. (eds.)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Separate abstracts were prepared for the 29 papers presented. Workshop reports on decay heat, fission yields, beta- and gamma-ray spectroscopy, and delayed neutrons are included. An appendix contains a survey of the most recent compilations and evaluations containing fission product yield, fission product decay data, and delayed neutron yield information. (WHK)

  2. Yield Enhancement of Digital Microfluidics-Based Biochips Using Space Redundancy and Local Reconfiguration*

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Yield Enhancement of Digital Microfluidics-Based Biochips Using Space Redundancy and Local to avoid faulty elements. Digital microfluidics- based biochips are also amenable to redundancy-based yield. As microfluidics-based biochips become more complex, manufacturing yield will have significant influence

  3. agronomie: agriculture and environment Dry matter accumulation and seed yield in faba bean

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    agronomie: agriculture and environment Dry matter accumulation and seed yield in faba bean ( Vicia; Fifteen genotypes of spring faba bean, differing in flowering earliness, in growth habit (one determinate = faba bean / genetic variability / dry matter accumulation / yield / yield components / early indicator

  4. 2011 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS EXPERIMENT TITLE PLANTING DATE LOCATION ENTRIES DESIGN REPS HARVEST METHOD

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    51 2011 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS EXPERIMENT TITLE PLANTING DATE LOCATION ENTRIES DESIGN REPS HARVEST METHOD 1101 STANDARD NAVY BEAN YIELD TRIAL 06/02/11 SVR&EC FRANKENMUTH 36 SQ. LATTICE 4 DIRECT HARVESTED 1102 STANDARD BLACK BEAN YIELD TRIAL-1 06/02/11 SVR&EC FRANKENMUTH 36 SQ. LATTICE 4 DIRECT HARVESTED

  5. 2009 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS EXPERIMENT TITLE PLANTING DATE LOCATION ENTRIES DESIGN REPS HARVEST METHOD

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    11 2009 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS EXPERIMENT TITLE PLANTING DATE LOCATION ENTRIES DESIGN REPS HARVEST METHOD 9101 STANDARD NAVY BEAN YIELD TRIAL 06/02/09 SVR&EC FRANKENMUTH 20 REC. LATTICE 4 DIRECT HARVESTED 9102 STANDARD BLACK BEAN YIELD TRIAL 06/02/09 SVR&EC FRANKENMUTH 25 SQ. LATTICE 4 DIRECT HARVESTED 9103

  6. 2013 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS EXPERIMENT TITLE PLANTING DATE LOCATION ENTRIES DESIGN REPS HARVEST METHOD

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    11 2013 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS EXPERIMENT TITLE PLANTING DATE LOCATION ENTRIES DESIGN REPS HARVEST METHOD 3101 STANDARD NAVY BEAN YIELD TRIAL 06/05/13 SVR&EC FRANKENMUTH 42 REC. LATTICE 4 DIRECT HARVESTED 3102 STANDARD BLACK BEAN YIELD TRIAL-1 06/05/13 SVR&EC FRANKENMUTH 56 REC. LATTICE 4 DIRECT HARVESTED

  7. 2012 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS EXPERIMENT TITLE PLANTING DATE LOCATION ENTRIES DESIGN REPS HARVEST METHOD

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    11 2012 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS EXPERIMENT TITLE PLANTING DATE LOCATION ENTRIES DESIGN REPS HARVEST METHOD 2101 STANDARD NAVY BEAN YIELD TRIAL 06/06/12 SVR&EC FRANKENMUTH 56 REC. LATTICE 4 DIRECT HARVESTED 2102 STANDARD BLACK BEAN YIELD TRIAL-1 06/06/12 SVR&EC FRANKENMUTH 36 SQ. LATTICE 4 DIRECT HARVESTED

  8. Pyrolysis of polyolefins for increasing the yield of monomers' recovery

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    Donaj, Pawel J., E-mail: pawel@mse.kth.se [Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Division of Energy and Furnace Technology, Brinellvagen 23, 100-44 Stockholm (Sweden); Kaminsky, W. [University of Hamburg, Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Martin-Luther-King Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg (Germany); Buzeto, F. [State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, College of Chemical Engineering, Department of Polymer Science - Av. Albert Einstein 13083-852 Campinas (Brazil); Yang, W. [Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Division of Energy and Furnace Technology, Brinellvagen 23, 100-44 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermal and catalytic pyrolysis of mixed polyolefins in fluidized bed has been studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We tested applicability of a commercial Ziegler-Natta catalyst (Z-N: TiCl{sub 4}/MgCl{sub 2}). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The catalyst has a strong influence on product distribution, increasing gas fraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer At 650 Degree-Sign C the monomer generation increased by 55% when the catalyst was used. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We showed the concept of treatment of mixed polyolefins without a need of separation. - Abstract: Pyrolysis of plastic waste is an alternative way of plastic recovery and could be a potential solution for the increasing stream of solid waste. The objective of this work was to increase the yield the gaseous olefins (monomers) as feedstock for polymerization process and to test the applicability of a commercial Ziegler-Natta (Z-N): TiCl{sub 4}/MgCl{sub 2} for cracking a mixture of polyolefins consisted of 46% wt. of low density polyethylene (LDPE), 30% wt. of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and 24% wt. of polypropylene (PP). Two sets of experiments have been carried out at 500 and 650 Degree-Sign C via catalytic pyrolysis (1% of Z-N catalyst) and at 650 and 730 Degree-Sign C via only-thermal pyrolysis. These experiments have been conducted in a lab-scale, fluidized quartz-bed reactor of a capacity of 1-3 kg/h at Hamburg University. The results revealed a strong influence of temperature and presence of catalyst on the product distribution. The ratios of gas/liquid/solid mass fractions via thermal pyrolysis were: 36.9/48.4/15.7% wt. and 42.4/44.7/13.9% wt. at 650 and 730 Degree-Sign C while via catalytic pyrolysis were: 6.5/89.0/4.5% wt. and 54.3/41.9/3.8% wt. at 500 and 650 Degree-Sign C, respectively. At 650 Degree-Sign C the monomer generation increased by 55% up to 23.6% wt. of total pyrolysis products distribution while the catalyst was added. Obtained yields of olefins were compared with the naphtha steam cracking process and other potentially attractive processes for feedstock generation. The concept of closed cycle material flow for polyolefins has been discussed, showing the potential benefits of feedstock recycling in a plastic waste management.

  9. High-Performance Computing for Advanced Smart Grid Applications

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    Huang, Zhenyu; Chen, Yousu

    2012-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The power grid is becoming far more complex as a result of the grid evolution meeting an information revolution. Due to the penetration of smart grid technologies, the grid is evolving as an unprecedented speed and the information infrastructure is fundamentally improved with a large number of smart meters and sensors that produce several orders of magnitude larger amounts of data. How to pull data in, perform analysis, and put information out in a real-time manner is a fundamental challenge in smart grid operation and planning. The future power grid requires high performance computing to be one of the foundational technologies in developing the algorithms and tools for the significantly increased complexity. New techniques and computational capabilities are required to meet the demands for higher reliability and better asset utilization, including advanced algorithms and computing hardware for large-scale modeling, simulation, and analysis. This chapter summarizes the computational challenges in smart grid and the need for high performance computing, and present examples of how high performance computing might be used for future smart grid operation and planning.

  10. Limits of optimal control yields achievable with quantum controllers

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    Re-Bing Wu; Constantin Brif; Matthew R. James; Herschel Rabitz

    2015-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In quantum optimal control theory, kinematic bounds are the minimum and maximum values of the control objective achievable for any physically realizable system dynamics. For a given initial state of the system, these bounds depend on the nature and state of the controller. We consider a general situation where the controlled quantum system is coupled to both an external classical field (referred to as a classical controller) and an auxiliary quantum system (referred to as a quantum controller). In this general situation, the kinematic bound is between the classical kinematic bound (CKB), corresponding to the case when only the classical controller is available, and the quantum kinematic bound (QKB), corresponding to the ultimate physical limit of the objective's value. Specifically, when the control objective is the expectation value of a quantum observable (a Hermitian operator on the system's Hilbert space), the QKBs are the minimum and maximum eigenvalues of this operator. We present, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the necessary and sufficient conditions for surpassing the CKB and reaching the QKB, through the use of a quantum controller. The general conditions are illustrated by examples in which the system and controller are initially in thermal states. The obtained results provide a basis for the design of quantum controllers capable of maximizing the control yield and reaching the ultimate physical limit.

  11. The Start Of Ebullition In Quiescent, Yield-Stress Fluids

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    Reed, G. R.; Sherwood, David J.; Saez, A. Eduardo

    2012-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-Newtonian rheology is typical for the high-level radioactive waste (HLW) slurries processed in the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). Hydrogen and other flammable gases are generated in the aqueous phase by radiolytic and chemical reactions. HLW slurries have a capacity for retaining gas characterized by the shear strength holding the bubbles still. The sizes and degassing characteristics of flammable gas bubbles in the HLW slurries expected to be processed by the WTP are important considerations for designing equipment and operating procedures. Slurries become increasingly susceptible to degassing as the bubble concentration increases. This susceptibility and the process of ebullitive bubble enlargement are described here. When disturbed, the fluid undergoes localized flow around neighboring bubbles which are dragged together and coalesce, producing an enlarged bubble. For the conditions considered in this work, bubble size increase is enough to displace the weight required to overcome the fluid shear strength and yield the surroundings. The buoyant bubble ascends and accumulates others within a zone of influence, enlarging by a few orders of magnitude. This process describes how the first bubbles appear on the surface of a 7 Pa shear strength fluid a few seconds after being jarred.

  12. Predicting the Yields of Photometric Surveys for Transiting Planets

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    Thomas G. Beatty

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observing extrasolar planetary transits is one of the only ways that we may infer the masses and radii of planets outside the Solar System. As such, the detections made by photometric transit surveys are one of the only foreseeable ways that the areas of planetary interiors, system dynamics, migration, and formation will acquire more data. Predicting the yields of these surveys therefore serves as a useful statistical tool. Predictions allows us to check the efficiency of transit surveys (``are we detecting all that we should?'') and to test our understanding of the relevant astrophysics (``what parameters affect predictions?''). Furthermore, just the raw numbers of how many planets will be detected by a survey can be interesting in its own right. Here, we look at two different approaches to modeling predictions (forward and backward), and examine three different transit surveys (TrES, XO, and Kepler). In all cases, making predictions provides valuable insight into both extrasolar planets and the surveys themselves, but this must be tempered by an appreciation of the uncertainties in the statistical cut-offs used by the transit surveys.

  13. Yield Optimization of Nitrogen Vacancy Centers in Diamond

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    Chen, Jeson

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    To fully exploit the capability of NV centers in diamond as magnetic sensors and quantum bits, the optimum production recipe as well as the method to enhance its optical performance has been studied in this work. The NV centers in bulk diamond were...

  14. Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition and High Yield Campaign

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    : Provide mission need report for the proposed OMEGA Extended Performance project. · October 2002: NNSA November 21, 2003 #12;2 Statements to FESAC IFE panel 10/28/03 · Ignition is a major goal for NNSA supports OFES's mission and OFES use of NNSA's ICF facilities is accepted · Defense Programs reserves right

  15. COMPRESSIVE DEFORMATION AND YIELDING MECHANISMS IN CELLULAR Al ALLOYS DETERMINED

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    Wadley, Haydn

    compressive stress/strain characteristics that enhance the thermomechanical performance of buckling or bending is used as an interior for a double-walled tube, its ability to suppress local buckling leads to slightly enhanced structural eciency [Fig. 1(a)] [1]. Moreover, and more importantly, by suppressing lateral defor

  16. Measurement of the asymmetry parameter for the decay {Lambda}{yields}p{pi}{sup +}

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    Ablikim, M.; Bai, J. Z.; Bai, Y.; Cai, X.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, H. X.; Chen, J. C.; Chen, Jin; Chen, Y. B.; Chu, Y. P.; Deng, Z. Y.; Du, S. X.; Fang, J.; Fu, C. D.; Gao, C. S.; Gu, S. D.; Guo, Y. N.; He, K. L.; Heng, Y. K.; Hu, H. M. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049 (China)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on a sample of 58x10{sup 6}J/{psi} decays collected with the BESII detector at the BEPC, the {Lambda} decay parameter {alpha}{sub {Lambda}}for {Lambda}{yields}p{pi}{sup +} is measured using about 9000 J/{psi}{yields}{Lambda}{Lambda}{yields}pp{pi}{sup +{pi}-} decays. A fit to the joint angular distributions yields {alpha}{sub {Lambda}({Lambda}{yields}p{pi}{sup +})}=-0.755{+-}0.083{+-}0.063, where the first error is statistical, and the second systematic.

  17. Experimental search for the radiative capture reaction d + d {yields} {sup 4}He + {gamma} from the dd{mu} muonic molecule state J = 1

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    Baluev, V. V. [All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics, Russian Federal Nuclear Center (Russian Federation); Bogdanova, L. N. [State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation 'Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics,' (Russian Federation); Bom, V. R. [Delft University of Technology (Netherlands); Demin, D. L., E-mail: demin@jinr.ru [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Eijk, C. W. E. van [Delft University of Technology (Netherlands); Filchenkov, V. V.; Grafov, N. N. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Grishechkin, S. K. [All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics, Russian Federal Nuclear Center (Russian Federation); Gritsaj, K. I.; Konin, A. D. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Mikhailyukov, K. L. [All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics, Russian Federal Nuclear Center (Russian Federation); Rudenko, A. I. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Vinogradov, Yu. I. [All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics, Russian Federal Nuclear Center (Russian Federation); Volnykh, V. P. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Yukhimchuk, A. A. [All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics, Russian Federal Nuclear Center (Russian Federation); Yukhimchuk, S. A. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for the muon-catalyzed fusion reaction d + d {yields} {sup 4}He + {gamma} in the dd{mu} muonic molecule was performed using the experimental installation TRITON with BGO detectors for {gamma}-quanta. A high-pressure target filled with deuterium was exposed to the negative muon beam of the JINR Phasotron to detect {gamma}-quanta with the energy 23.8 MeV. An experimental estimation for the yield of radiative deuteron capture from the dd{mu} state J = 1 was obtained at the level of {eta}{sub {gamma}} {<=} 8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -7} per fusion.

  18. Fission product chain yields and delayed neutrons: ANS standards 5. 2 and 5. 8

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    England, T.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Brady, M.C. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Rider, B.F.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chain yields are the addition of the direct values along constant (Z + N) paths. The addition must also account for decay branching, especially for delayed neutrons that couple the mass chains. The result is the familiar double-humped plot of yield per fission versus mass number. The lines of stable nuclides and most probable yield are shown in the (Z,N) plane. Some modern measurements provide direct yields; other provide cumulative values for long-lived or stable products. Yield evaluations must account for each type of measurement and the degree of decay coupling, beginning with direct yields. For some fissioning nuclides at thermal or fast neutron incident energies, the amount of data is enormous; and for other nuclide-energy combinations, the data must be developed from systematics. Many applications of chain yields can use the same systematics to estimate independent values. The ANS 5.2 standard is currently in rough draft form for comment from working group members.

  19. Measurement of the {eta}{sup '}-Meson Mass using J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{eta}{sup '}

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    Libby, J.; Martin, L.; Powell, A.; Wilkinson, G. [University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Ecklund, K. M. [State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14260 (United States); Love, W.; Savinov, V. [University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 (United States); Mendez, H. [University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681 (Puerto Rico); Ge, J. Y.; Miller, D. H.; Shipsey, I. P. J.; Xin, B. [Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Adams, G. S.; Anderson, M.; Cummings, J. P.; Danko, I.; Hu, D.; Moziak, B.; Napolitano, J. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); He, Q. [University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States)] (and others)

    2008-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We measure the mass of the {eta}{sup '} meson using {psi}(2S){yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}J/{psi}, J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}{eta}{sup '} events acquired with the CLEO-c detector operating at the CESR e{sup +}e{sup -} collider. Using three decay modes, {eta}{sup '}{yields}{rho}{sup 0}{gamma}, {eta}{sup '}{yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{eta} with {eta}{yields}{gamma}{gamma}, and {eta}{sup '}{yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{eta} with {eta}{yields}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup 0}, we find M{sub {eta}{sup '}}=957.793{+-}0.054{+-}0.036 MeV, in which the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. This result is consistent with but substantially more precise than the current world average.

  20. Math Library Performance

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    Math Library Performance Math Library Performance Fully optimizing a given application's performance often requires a deep understanding of the source, an accurate profile for a...

  1. A model for determining shelf life, estimating terminal body composition, yield grade and quality grade of feedlot cattle 

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    Perry, Richard Jay

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    4. 5 percentage units less fat (21. 64% vs 26, 1% carcass fat) than non-implanted steers of the same carcass weight and rate of gain (350 kg and ADG of 1. 0 kg/d). Fat as a percentage of gain averaged 67. 85, 52. 05 and 39. 59 for non... model which can be used for projecting changes in yield grade and quality grade with performance of cattle in the feedlot over time. The primary objectives of this research were: 1) To determine the "shelf life" of a steer in the feedlot. 2...

  2. Optimizing Production of Hydroquinone Achieves Increased Yield and Energy Efficiency

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    Gross, S.

    definition ? Risk assessment ? In order to move past the cultural barriers, a detailed risk assessment was essential for stakeholder buy-in. ? The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool was used to document and evaluate potential risks.... ? Reliable supply at high level of p-DIPB ? Peroxides degradation at higher temperatures ? Inventory management ? Labor ? operations and packaging (contractors) ? FMEA promoted understanding of the risks. Project definition ? Risk management ? Performed...

  3. Special Report on the "Department of Energy's Efforts to Meet Accountability and Performance Reporting Objectives of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act"

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    None

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was to jumpstart the U.S. economy, create or save millions of jobs, spur technological advances in health and science, and invest in the Nation's energy future. The Department of Energy will receive an unprecedented $38 billion in Recovery Act funding to support a variety of science, energy, and environmental initiatives. The Recovery Act requires transparency and accountability over these funds. To this end, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued guidance requiring the Department to compile and report a wide variety of funding, accounting, and performance information. The Department plans to leverage existing information systems to develop accounting and performance information that will be used by program managers and ultimately reported to Recovery.gov, the government-wide source of Recovery Act information, and to OMB. The Department's iManage iPortal, a system that aggregates information from a number of corporate systems, will serve as the main reporting gateway for accounting information. In addition, the Department plans to implement a methodology or system that will permit it to monitor information reported directly to OMB by prime funding recipients. Furthermore, performance measures or metrics that outline expected outcomes are being developed, with results ultimately to be reported in a recently developed Department-wide system. Because of the significance of funds provided and their importance to strengthening the Nation's economy, we initiated this review to determine whether the Department had taken the steps necessary to ensure that Recovery Act funds can be appropriately tracked and are transparent to the public, and whether the benefits of the expenditures can be properly measured and reported clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner. Although not yet fully mature, we found that the Department's efforts to develop, refine, and apply the control structure needed to ensure accurate, timely, and reliable reporting to be both proactive and positive. We did, however, identify certain issues relating to Recovery Act performance management, accounting and reporting accuracy, and timeliness that should be addressed and resolved. In particular, at the time of our review: (1) Program officials had not yet determined whether existing information systems will be able to process anticipated transaction increases associated with the Recovery Act; (2) System modifications made to the Department's performance management system to accommodate Recovery Act performance measures had not yet been fully tested and verified; (3) The ability of prime and sub-recipients to properly segregate and report both accounting and performance information had not been determined; (4) There was a lack of coordination between Headquarters organizations related to aspects of Recovery Act reporting. For example, we observed that the Offices of Fossil Energy and Program, Analysis and Evaluation were both involved in developing job creation estimates that could yield significantly different results; and, (5) A significant portion (91 of 142, or 64 percent) of the performance measures developed for the Recovery Act activities were not quantifiable. In some instances, Project Operating Plans had not been finalized and we were not able to verify that all needed performance measures had been developed. Furthermore, the Department had not developed specific metrics to measure federal and contractor jobs creation and retention, an essential Recovery Act objective. The Department had devoted a great deal of time and resources to identifying and mitigating Recovery Act-related risks. For example, the Department developed a risk assessment tool that is intended to assist programs in identifying risks that can prevent its Recovery Act projects from meeting their intended goals. We also found that program staff and management officials at multiple levels were actively engaged in designing Recovery Act-related control and accountability programs. These efforts ra

  4. EXPERIMENT 7101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST PLANTING DATE 05/31/07 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED DAYS TO DAYS TO LODGING HEIGHT DES.

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    EXPERIMENT 7101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST PLANTING DATE 05/31/07 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED49-242 NAVY GENTEC, VISTA 23 28.3 18.8 51.4 97.4 3.0 47.6 3.5 N01453 B98301/N97772 16 28.0 17.6 4900838/B98304//N00792 24 23.9 19.0 52.5 99.4 1.6 52.4 4.0 #12;EXPERIMENT 7101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST

  5. Measurement of decay amplitudes of B{yields}J/{psi}K*, {psi}(2S)K*, and {chi}{sub c1}K* with an angular analysis

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    Aubert, B.; Bona, M.; Boutigny, D.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Prudent, X.; Tisserand, V.; Zghiche, A. [Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, IN2P3/CNRS et Universite de Savoie, F-74941 Annecy-Le-Vieux (France); Tico, J. Garra; Grauges, E. [Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Fisica, Departament ECM, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Lopez, L.; Palano, A. [Universita di Bari, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Eigen, G.; Ofte, I.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L. [University of Bergen, Institute of Physics, N-5007 Bergen (Norway); Abrams, G. S.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D. N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] (and others)

    2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform the first three-dimensional measurement of the amplitudes of B{yields}{psi}(2S)K* and B{yields}{chi}{sub c1}K* decays and update our previous measurement for B{yields}J/{psi}K*. We use a data sample collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring, corresponding to 232x10{sup 6} BB pairs. The longitudinal polarization of decays involving a J{sup PC}=1{sup ++} {chi}{sub c1} meson is found to be larger than that with a 1{sup --} J/{psi} or {psi}(2S) meson. No direct CP-violating charge asymmetry is observed.

  6. Management and Performance PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND PLANNING

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    2015 Performance Plan, starting with the currently reported year of FY 2013 and spanning backward from FY 2008 to FY 2012, go to http://www.nasa.gov/about/budget/PAR_Reports.html. The combined report 2014 and/or FY 2015. The performance goal summary is followed by: · The annual performance indicators

  7. DOE High Performance Computing Operational Review (HPCOR): Enabling Data-Driven Scientific Discovery at HPC Facilities

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    Gerber, Richard; Allcock, William; Beggio, Chris; Campbell, Stuart; Cherry, Andrew; Cholia, Shreyas; Dart, Eli; England, Clay; Fahey, Tim; Foertter, Fernanda; Goldstone, Robin; Hick, Jason; Karelitz, David; Kelly, Kaki; Monroe, Laura; Prabhat,; Skinner, David; White, Julia

    2014-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities are on the verge of a paradigm shift in the way they deliver systems and services to science and engineering teams. Research projects are producing a wide variety of data at unprecedented scale and level of complexity, with community-specific services that are part of the data collection and analysis workflow. On June 18-19, 2014 representatives from six DOE HPC centers met in Oakland, CA at the DOE High Performance Operational Review (HPCOR) to discuss how they can best provide facilities and services to enable large-scale data-driven scientific discovery at the DOE national laboratories. The report contains findings from that review.

  8. Relationships of milk yield and season of calving with ovarian cyclicity of Holstein and Jersey cows

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    Gonzalez Sanchez, Andres

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    estimated for 60, 90, 120, and 305 days in lactation. Average postpartum intervals to first two ovulations of Holsteins (23 and 44 days) were longer than for Jerseys (19 and 39 days). length of first two estrous cycles were 19 and 24 days for Jerseys... days/100 kg 305-day milk yield). 'This unfavorable milk yield ? ovulation relationship was undetectable by third ovulation which averaged 67 days postpartum. Length of second estrous cycle of Holsteins was unrelated to milk yield, but foz Jerseys...

  9. Yields of delayed-neutron groups in thermal-neutron fission of sup 229 Th

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    Gudkov, A.N.; Koldobskii, A.B.; Krivasheev, S.V.; Lebedev, N.A.; Pchelin, V.A. (Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute (SU))

    1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Absolute yields of five delayed-neutron groups in thermal-neutron fission of {sup 229}Th have been determined for the first time. A significant discrepancy is noted between the experimental yields of delayed neutrons of the fourth group and the corresponding theoretical values. From the results of the experimental studies, corrections have been determined for even--odd effects in the charge distributions of the yields of fragment nuclides.

  10. A stochastic model for sediment yield using the Principle of Maximum Entropy

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    Singh, V. P.; Krstanovic, P. F.

    WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, VOL. 23, NO. 5, PAGES 781-793, MAY 1987 A Stochastic Model for Sediment Yield Using the Principle of Maximum Entropy V. P. SINGH AND P. F. KRSTANOVIC Department of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton... Rouge The principle of maximum entropy was applied to derive a stochastic model for sediment yield from upland watersheds. By maximizing the conditional entropy subject to certain constraints, a probability distribution of sediment yield conditioned...

  11. Measurements of actinide-fission product yields in Caliban and Prospero metallic core reactor fission neutron fields

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    Casoli, P.; Authier, N. [CEA, Centre de Valduc, 21120 Is-sur-Tille (France); Laurec, J.; Bauge, E.; Granier, T. [CEA, Centre DIF, 91297 Arpajon (France)

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the 1970's and early 1980's, an experimental program was performed on the facilities of the CEA Valduc Research Center to measure several actinide-fission product yields. Experiments were, in particular, completed on the Caliban and Prospero metallic core reactors to study fission-neutron-induced reactions on {sup 233}U, {sup 235}U, and {sup 239}Pu. Thick actinide samples were irradiated and the number of nuclei of each fission product was determined by gamma spectrometry. Fission chambers were irradiated simultaneously to measure the numbers of fissions in thin deposits of the same actinides. The masses of the thick samples and the thin deposits were determined by mass spectrometry and alpha spectrometry. The results of these experiments will be fully presented in this paper for the first time. A description of the Caliban and Prospero reactors, their characteristics and performances, and explanations about the experimental approach will also be given in the article. A recent work has been completed to analyze and reinterpret these measurements and particularly to evaluate the associated uncertainties. In this context, calculations have also been carried out with the Monte Carlo transport code Tripoli-4, using the published benchmarked Caliban description and a three-dimensional model of Prospero, to determine the average neutron energy causing fission. Simulation results will be discussed in this paper. Finally, new fission yield measurements will be proposed on Caliban and Prospero reactors to strengthen the results of the first experiments. (authors)

  12. Use of prolines for improving growth and/or yield

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    Unkefer, Pat J.; Martinez, Rodolfo A.; Knight, Thomas J.

    2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention describes a composition including a mixture of L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers in a ratio of L to D of from about 80:20 to about 97:3 , and, a carrier medium for application of the L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers to a target plant. The composition can also be used as a germination medium and may be incorporated into a seed coat for assisting in germination. The present invention further describes a method of increasing the agronomic performance of a target plant by treating a target plant with a composition including a mixture of L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers in a ratio of L to D of from about 80:20 to about 97:3 and a carrier medium for said L- and D-pyroglutamate stereoisomers.

  13. A comparison of silage and grain yields of four corn hybrids at three locations in Texas

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    Martelino, Rafael Agcaoili

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A (X)HPARISOM Of SILAGM AND GRAIN YI~ QF FODR ~ HYBRIDS AT THRE1'' LOGATIONS IM TzXAS A Thesis RAPAol, A. I JKThI, INO Approve as to stgrle aml content Qs (~chairmen of GcnsmLtt ( Haad Department June, 1&54 , ;. RY OF TE A v... TABLES Page 20 31 Analysis of variance of silage yields at Temple Analysis of variance of grain yields at Temple . Analysis of varianoe of lodging percentage at Temple. . . ~ 12 o ~ 12 ~ i 13 4, 5 ~ 6, 70 Silage yield, grain yield...

  14. An Econometric Model of the Yield Curve With Macroeconomic Jump Effects

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    Piazzesi, Monika

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kenneth Singleton (1997). “An Econometric Model of the TermDiscretely-Sampled Data. ” Econometric Theory 4, pp. 231-An Econometric Model of the Yield Curve with Macroeconomic

  15. Measurement of Charged Pion Production Yields off the NuMI Target

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    J. M. Paley; M. D. Messier; R. Raja; U. Akgun; D. M. Asner; G. Aydin; W. Baker; P. D. Barnes, Jr.; T. Bergfeld; L. Beverly; V. Bhatnagar; B. Choudhary; E. C. Dukes; F. Duru; G. J. Feldman; A. Godley; N. Graf; J. Gronberg; E. Gulmez; Y. O. Gunaydin; H. R. Gustafson; E. P. Hartouni; P. Hanlet; M. Heffner; D. M. Kaplan; O. Kamaev; J. Klay; A. Kumar; D. J. Lange; A. Lebedev; J. Ling; M. J. Longo; L. C. Lu; C. Materniak; S. Mahajan; H. Meyer; D. E. Miller; S. R. Mishra; K. Nelson; T. Nigmanov; A. Norman; Y. Onel; A. Penzo; R. J. Peterson; D. Rajaram; D. Ratnikov; C. Rosenfeld; H. Rubin; S. Seun; A. Singh; N. Solomey; R. A. Soltz; Y. Torun; K. Wilson; D. M. Wright; Q. K. Wu

    2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The fixed-target MIPP experiment, Fermilab E907, was designed to measure the production of hadrons from the collisions of hadrons of momenta ranging from 5 to 120 GeV/c on a variety of nuclei. These data will generally improve the simulation of particle detectors and predictions of particle beam fluxes at accelerators. The spectrometer momentum resolution is between 3 and 4%, and particle identification is performed for particles ranging between 0.3 and 80 GeV/c using $dE/dx$, time-of-flight and Cherenkov radiation measurements. MIPP collected $1.42 \\times10^6$ events of 120 GeV Main Injector protons striking a target used in the NuMI facility at Fermilab. The data have been analyzed and we present here charged pion yields per proton-on-target determined in bins of longitudinal and transverse momentum between 0.5 and 80 GeV/c, with combined statistical and systematic relative uncertainties between 5 and 10%.

  16. Statistical Performance Modeling of SRAMs

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    Zhao, Chang

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    to their characteristic of low failure rate, while statistical method of yield sensitivity analysis is meaningful for its high efficiency. This thesis proposes a novel statistical model to conduct yield sensitivity prediction on SRAM cells at the simulation level, which...

  17. Integrated Planning and Performance Management

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    Systems Performance Monitoring and Analysis Monitor, measure, and evaluate performance * Performance Indicators * Assessment * Performance Analysis Communication, Feedback, and...

  18. Active Wake Redirection Control to Improve Energy Yield (Poster)

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    Churchfield, M. J.; Fleming, P.; DeGeorge, E.; Bulder, B; White, S. M.

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wake effects can dramatically reduce the efficiency of waked turbines relative to the unwaked turbines. Wakes can be deflected, or 'redirected,' by applying yaw misalignment to the turbines. Yaw misalignment causes part of the rotor thrust vector to be pointed in the cross-stream direction, deflecting the flow and the wake. Yaw misalignment reduces power production, but the global increase in wind plant power due to decreased wake effect creates a net increase in power production. It is also a fairly simple control idea to implement at existing or new wind plants. We performed high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations of the wake flow of the proposed Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm (FACW) that predict that under certain waking conditions, wake redirection can increase plant efficiency by 10%. This means that by applying wake redirection control, for a given watersheet area, a wind plant can either produce more power, or the same amount of power can be produced with a smaller watersheet area. With the power increase may come increased loads, though, due to the yaw misalignment. If misalignment is applied properly, or if layered with individual blade pitch control, though, the load increase can be mitigated. In this talk we will discuss the concept of wake redirection through yaw misalignment and present our CFD results of the FACW project. We will also discuss the implications of wake redirection control on annual energy production, and finally we will discuss plans to implement wake redirection control at FACW when it is operational.

  19. Distributed performance counters

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    Davis, Kristan D; Evans, Kahn C; Gara, Alan; Satterfield, David L

    2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A plurality of first performance counter modules is coupled to a plurality of processing cores. The plurality of first performance counter modules is operable to collect performance data associated with the plurality of processing cores respectively. A plurality of second performance counter modules are coupled to a plurality of L2 cache units, and the plurality of second performance counter modules are operable to collect performance data associated with the plurality of L2 cache units respectively. A central performance counter module may be operable to coordinate counter data from the plurality of first performance counter modules and the plurality of second performance modules, the a central performance counter module, the plurality of first performance counter modules, and the plurality of second performance counter modules connected by a daisy chain connection.

  20. The performance analysis of linux networking - packet receiving

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    Wu, Wenji; Crawford, Matt; Bowden, Mark; /Fermilab; ,

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The computing models for High-Energy Physics experiments are becoming ever more globally distributed and grid-based, both for technical reasons (e.g., to place computational and data resources near each other and the demand) and for strategic reasons (e.g., to leverage equipment investments). To support such computing models, the network and end systems, computing and storage, face unprecedented challenges. One of the biggest challenges is to transfer scientific data sets--now in the multi-petabyte (10{sup 15} bytes) range and expected to grow to exabytes within a decade--reliably and efficiently among facilities and computation centers scattered around the world. Both the network and end systems should be able to provide the capabilities to support high bandwidth, sustained, end-to-end data transmission. Recent trends in technology are showing that although the raw transmission speeds used in networks are increasing rapidly, the rate of advancement of microprocessor technology has slowed down. Therefore, network protocol-processing overheads have risen sharply in comparison with the time spent in packet transmission, resulting in degraded throughput for networked applications. More and more, it is the network end system, instead of the network, that is responsible for degraded performance of network applications. In this paper, the Linux system's packet receive process is studied from NIC to application. We develop a mathematical model to characterize the Linux packet receiving process. Key factors that affect Linux systems network performance are analyzed.

  1. Gasification performance of switchgrass pretreated with torrefaction and densification

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    Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Various

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to investigate gasification performance of four switchgrass pretreatments (torrefaction at 230 and 270 °C, densification, and combined torrefaction and densification) and three gasification temperatures (700, 800 and 900 °C). Gasification was performed in a fixed-bed externally heated reactor with air as an oxidizing agent. Switchgrass pretreatment and gasification temperature had significant effects on gasification performance such as gas yields, syngas lower heating value (LHV), and carbon conversion and cold gas efficiencies. With an increase in the gasification temperature, yields of H2 and CO, syngas LHV, and gasifier efficiencies increased whereas CH4, CO2 and N2 yields decreased. Among all switchgrass pretreatments, gasification performance of switchgrass with combined torrefaction and densification was the best followed by that of densified, raw and torrefied switchgrass. Gasification of combined torrefied and densified switchgrass resulted in the highest yields of H2 (0.03 kg/kg biomass) and CO (0.72 kg/kg biomass), highest syngas LHV (5.08 MJ m-3), CCE (92.53%), and CGE (68.40%) at the gasification temperature of 900 °C.

  2. IRRADIANCE MAPS APPLIED FOR THE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF PV SYSTEMS

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    Heinemann, Detlev

    IRRADIANCE MAPS APPLIED FOR THE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF PV SYSTEMS - A CASE STUDY FOR THE GERMAN energy yield of a PV system,methods based on irradiance maps published by weather services or others-connected PV systems. DATA USED Hourly time series from ground and satellite-derived horizontal global

  3. Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics

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    Liberzon, Daniel

    1 Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics Sairaj V. Dhople, Student reliability and perfor- mance analysis of grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems is for- mulated using Markov and energy yield, and reliability metrics such as availability. The paper also provides an analytical method

  4. Comparison Of Expected Yields For Light Radioactive Beams At SPIRAL-1 And 2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Comparison Of Expected Yields For Light Radioactive Beams At SPIRAL-1 And 2 Saint-Laurent M of this contribution is the comparison of yields expected for light radioactive beams at SPIRAL-1 and after an upgrade, Switzerland. Abstract. Light-particles stable high-intensity beams (p, d, 3,4 He...) will be available from

  5. Rutgers-Camden Researchers Identify a Key Protein for Yield and Biomass Accumulation in Plants.

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    Liu, Alice Y.C.

    Rutgers-Camden Researchers Identify a Key Protein for Yield and Biomass Accumulation in Plants. Growth, cell patterning, yield, and biomass accumulation in plants are controlled by multi and biomass accumulation. A particular protein, GIGANTUS1 (GTS1), named for its role in regulating a GIANT

  6. Improved Bounds on the Effective Yield Surface of Inhomogeneous Rigid/Plastic Materials

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    Olson, Tamara

    Improved Bounds on the Effective Yield Surface of Inhomogeneous Rigid/Plastic Materials Tamara January 1993 Abstract The yield surface of a mixture of rigid/perfectly­plastic materials is examined plasticity under suffi­ ciently large stress. The set of stresses at which the deformation changes from

  7. The Current State of Casting Yield: Results from the 1997 Steel Founders'

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    , Chicago, IL, 1997. #12;lNTRODUCTlON It is commonly believed that the average metal yield in the steel casting industry is approximately 50 to 55 percent. A primary goal of conducting the casting yield survey additional costs in remelting scrapped steel (estimated to account for 7% of the total casting cost

  8. Assessing the individual contributions of variations in temperature, solar radiation and precipitation to crop yield

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    Robertson, Andrew W.

    Short Title:15 Contributions, Temperature, Solar radiation, Precipitation, Crop yield16 Page 1 of 41 The results showed that year-to-year variations in temperature, solar radiation and precipitation28 in solar radiation showed the strongest isolated impact on simulated yields.34 Its decrease caused

  9. Modelling the convenience yield in carbon prices using daily and realized measures

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ) for crude oil or natural gas markets. This article focuses on the modelling of the convenience yield, and economic risks specific to this market (see Chevallier et al. (2009) for more details). Besides, carbon: This article investigates the modelling of the convenience yield in the European carbon market by using daily

  10. Engineering salt-tolerant Brassica plants: Characterization of yield and seed oil

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    Blumwald, Eduardo

    Engineering salt-tolerant Brassica plants: Characterization of yield and seed oil quality of the these plants was only marginally affected by the high salt concen- tration. Moreover, seed yields and the seed that with a combination of breeding and transgenic plants it could be possible to produce salt-tolerant crops with far

  11. 2004 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, and K. Terpstra

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    2004 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, and K. Terpstra Crop and Soil Sciences classes. At the Saginaw Valley Bean & Sugarbeet Research Farm, 18 yield trials were planted on nine acres. These included a 49-entry standard navy bean test; a 81-entry standard black test, a 72-entry preliminary navy

  12. 2013 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig

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    1 2013 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences The dry bean breeding program initiated its fifth season on the new 320 acre Saginaw ten years. The drought resulted in overall lower yields but allowed for selection of those bean lines

  13. 2012 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig

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    1 2012 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences The bean breeding program initiated its fourth season on the new 320 acre research farm and genotypic differences were observed. Yield in cranberry beans approached 40 cwt and many lines

  14. Calibration of Stochastic Convenience Yield Models For Crude Oil Using the Kalman Filter

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    Vuik, Kees

    Calibration of Stochastic Convenience Yield Models For Crude Oil Using the Kalman Filter A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 Stochastic convenience yield model following an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process 7 2.1 Mean and variance of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.2 Market price

  15. Accurate, objective, reliable, and timely predictions of crop yield over large areas are critical to helping ensure the

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    Liang, Shunlin

    /export plans and prices. Development of objective mathematical models of crop yield prediction using remote

  16. Rapid selection and identification of Miscanthus genotypes with enhanced glucan and xylan yields from hydrothermal pretreatment followed by enzymatic hydrolysis

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    Zhang, Taiying; Wyman, Charles E; Jakob, Katrin; Yang, Bin

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sugar yields with various biomass feedstocks, such as cornand other selected biomass feedstocks Biomass Composition (%

  17. Stand-yield prediction for managed ocala sand pine. Forest Service research paper

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    Rockwood, D.L.; Yang, B.; Outcalt, K.W.

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sand pine is a very important species in Florida, producing significant quantities of fiber. The purpose of this study was to develop the site index and stand-level growth and yield equations managers need to make informed decisions. Data were collected from 35 seeded plots of Ocala sand pine covering a range of site indexes, ages, and densities in 1982-83. These plots were remeasured 5 and 10 years later and the data used to develop growth and yield equations by tree component. Equations for both current and future yields in volume and weight measures are given. These equations gave very good results when tested by comparing actual yields with predicted yields for a second set of 22 sand pine plantations measured in the panhandle area of Florida.

  18. The results of a world-wide study on yield improvement are presented. Die yields col-lected from 21 fabs are transformed via a logit formula and compared. The die yields and

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    -aided manufacturing practices and statistical process control practices in addition to commonly cited practices improvement rates of the fabs are compared, and manufacturing yield improve- ment practices are evaluated such as particle control and advanced manufacturing technology. #12;Introduction The results of a world-wide study

  19. Energy Saving Performance Contract Project Performance

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    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) performs an annual assessment of the realization rate of energy and cost savings from DOE’s energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program based on the information reported by the energy service companies that are carrying out ESPC projects at federal sites.

  20. Management and Performance PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND PLANNING

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    Administration (FAA), the Aviation Safety #12;Management and Performance PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND PLANNING M on real flight datasets of at least 10 terabytes. NASA provided the capabilities to the Federal Aviation necessary to design radically new aviation systems, and enabling efficient, high-confidence design

  1. Energy Saving Performance Contract Project Performance Reports

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) performs an annual assessment of the realization rate of energy and cost savings from DOE’s energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program based on the information reported by the energy service companies that are carrying out ESPC projects at federal sites.

  2. To study of different level of nitrogen manure and density on yield and yield component of variety of K.S.C 704 in dry region of sistan

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    Dahmardeh, M.; Forghani, F.; Khammari, E. [Department of Agronomy, Plant breeding and genetic, Faculty of Agricutlure, Zabol University (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2008-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Out of three grain of the world, Corn is one of the best, About 7 to 10 thousand years ago in south of Mexico corn become domesticated. In the year 1995 culfivation of corn in the world was 130 mil/ha, and to Total production of the world of corn is 507 M/Tons. Average yield of corn in the year 1995 Among Producer countries was 7.78 To 7.60 t/ha in fance and united state was state was 2.36 To 2.20 t/ha, but in Brazil and Mexico Production of corn was different. With this regards, special manner has been arranged for the suitable cultivation or suitable density plants in one heactar on cultivation variety of K.S.C 704 corn. Also suitable level of Nitrogen manure, this Protect in climatic condition of Sistan region done, sith complete block design with 3 replication. Experiment has been selected as split plot, the main plot with 4 different concentration level such as (200-250-3500 and 350 Kg/ha) and sub plot density with 3 different level such as 111000,83000 and 66000 plan/ha respectively. From stage growth up to harvesting of corn in this reache having Data for each treat. ment, After harvesting Analysis of variance and companion of Average of each treatment has been done by DunKan method. Results has been shown, Measurment of characteristics (yield component) seed yield effected different density level of manure, with increasing of manure weight of one thousand seed yield and also in high density showed high significant differente amoung each other. These are with suitable climatic condition of sistan region if enough water will be available ed using Amount of 350 ks/ha Nitrogen manure and with density 111000 plants/ha we can product suitable seed yield Biological yield.

  3. EXPT. 3101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST PLANTING DATE 6/2/2003 ENTRY PEDIGREE, NAME NO. YIELD SEED DAYS TO DAYS TO LODGING HEIGHT DES.

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    EXPT. 3101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST PLANTING DATE 6/2/2003 ENTRY PEDIGREE, NAME NO. YIELD SEED DAYS.0 47.5 5.0 N00727 HURON/N94080//I92919 11 33.6 17.6 51 100.0 2.0 49.5 4.5 I02538 SCEPTER,GENTEC,NAVY 70.8 5.0 I01724 FRIGATE(NAVY) 69 32.8 17.8 49 99.4 2.0 50.6 4.0 N00762 VISTA/MACKINAC//N94080 17 32.6 16

  4. EXPT. 2101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST PLANTING DATE 6/8/2002 ENTRY PEDIGREE, NAME NO. YIELD CWT SEED DAYS TO DAYS TO LODGING HEIGHT DES.

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    EXPT. 2101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST PLANTING DATE 6/8/2002 ENTRY PEDIGREE, NAME NO. YIELD CWT SEED.0 4.9 I01721 ROG 331(NAVY) 78 34.7 19.3 45.5 97.6 3.0 42.0 3.5 N00811 C-20//VISTA/MACKINAC 45 34.7 24.2 48.5 99.9 2.5 48.0 4.0 N00723 B96617/HURON 21 34.6 19.9 48.0 97.0 3.0 44.0 4.5 I02538 SCEPTER,GENTEC,NAVY

  5. EXPT. 4101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST PLANTING DATE 6/2/2004 ENTRY PEDIGREE, NAME NO. YIELD SEED DAYS TO DAYS TO LODGING HEIGHT DES.

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    EXPT. 4101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST PLANTING DATE 6/2/2004 ENTRY PEDIGREE, NAME NO. YIELD SEED DAYS (GENTEC,NAVY) 49 20.4 24.0 44.0 93.0 2.0 46.6 4.1 N00762 VISTA/MACKINAC//N94080 11 20.2 17.5 47.0 94.0 1.0 46.4 4.6 I03351 COMET (ISB,NAVY) 46 19.8 26.7 44.0 90.0 1.5 46.0 4.6 I91112 SCHOONER (NOVARTIS) 47 19

  6. EXPERIMENT 8101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST DATE 06/03/08 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED DAYS TO DAYS TO LODGING HEIGHT DES.

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    EXPERIMENT 8101 STANDARD NAVY YIELD TEST DATE 06/03/08 ENTRY NAMES NO. YIELD CWT 100 SEED DAYS(NAVY) 26 17.2 22.8 46.1 91.4 2.0 50.2 4.0 I06271 ND012103, AVALANCHE 25 17.2 22.8 45.0 92.5 1.5 51.8 5.0 N06701 N00838/N00809//N00729 6 17.0 21.3 45.9 92.5 1.0 48.3 4.1 I08903 LIGHTNING NAVY 24 16.7 20

  7. Branching fraction and charge asymmetry measurements in B{yields}J/{psi}{pi}{pi} decays

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    Aubert, B.; Bona, M.; Boutigny, D.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Prudent, X.; Tisserand, V.; Zghiche, A. [Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, IN2P3/CNRS et Universite de Savoie, F-74941 Annecy-Le-Vieux (France); Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E. [Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Fisica, Departament ECM, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Lopez, L.; Palano, A. [Universita di Bari, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Eigen, G.; Ofte, I.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L. [University of Bergen, Institute of Physics, N-5007 Bergen (Norway); Abrams, G. S.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D. N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] (and others)

    2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the decays B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} and B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}, including intermediate resonances, using a sample of 382x10{sup 6} BB pairs recorded by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} B factory. We measure the branching fractions B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{rho}{sup 0})=(2.7{+-}0.3{+-}0.2)x10{sup -5} and B(B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}{rho}{sup +})=(5.0{+-}0.7{+-}0.3)x10{sup -5}. We also set the following upper limits at the 90% confidence level: B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} nonresonant)<1.2x10{sup -5}, B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}f{sub 2})<4.6x10{sup -6}, and B(B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0} nonresonant)<7.3x10{sup -6}. We measure the charge asymmetry in charged B decays to J/{psi}{rho} to be -0.11{+-}0.12{+-}0.08.

  8. Yield strength dependence on strain rate of molybdenum-alloy nanofibers

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    Loya, P. E.; Peng, C.; Zhang, P.; Zhang, J.; Lou, J. [Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005 (United States); Xia, Y. Z. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States); Bei, H. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States); George, E. P.; Gao, Y. F. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States); Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The yield strength dependence on strain rate was studied for molybdenum-alloy nanofibers with varying initial dislocation density at three different pre-strain levels. In-situ tensile experiments at three displacement rates were carried out in a scanning electron microscope. Yield strength and its scatter decreased as a function of the pre-strain level for different displacement rates. A statistical model was used to analyze the results, and a negative strain rate dependence was inferred from the yield experiments. This finding suggests the need for theoretical investigations since classical models such as dynamic strain aging may have limitations at such nanoscales.

  9. The influence of date and rate of seeding wheat on yield of grain

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    Shamma, Wifki Shakir El-

    1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in precipitation with slight increase 1n temperature caused a great decrease in number of' tillers. rh1s agrees with Smith (33), who found a correlation of 0 . 92 between rain- fall and amount, of tillering. Hei ht of Plant Average height of shoot is presented... grain yield per plant in grams is presented in Table 18 and tne analysis of va. " iance in Table 19 . The delay 1n sowing had a deleterious effect on the yield per plant. The results we'e significant at . 05 level. The fall 1n yield was conspicuous...

  10. Engineering design automation tool for yield learning model for IC packaging

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    Sarwar, Abul Kalam

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the highest increase in the slope of the yield. Slope of Yield vs Technology 0 015 5~ 0. 01 o K 0. 005 0 VI 0 M T+M+O+C Technology M+C+T Figure 10. Effect of the technology on the slope of yield 20 Additional pieces of equipment Figure 11 shows.... Teams T+M+O+C M+C+T M+C+T M Table 7. Look up table(coefficients) for PBGA package assembly Equipment Comp. Process Complexity Experience level Technology Addi. equipment. Teams 0. 004167 0. 01625 0. 24105 0. 01 208 0. 01 9688 0. 028194 -0...

  11. Delayed neutron yield from fast neutron induced fission of sup 2 sup 3 sup 8 U

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    Piksaikin, V M; Isaev, S G; Kazakov, L E; Roshchenko, V A; Tertytchnyi, R G

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The measurements of the total delayed neutron yield from fast neutron induced fission of sup 2 sup 3 sup 8 U were made. The experimental method based on the periodic irradiation of the fissionable sample by neutrons from a suitable nuclear reaction had been employed. The preliminary results on the energy dependence of the total delayed neutron yield from fission of sup 2 sup 3 sup 8 U are obtained. According to the comparison of experimental data with our prediction based on correlation properties of delayed neutron characteristics, it is concluded that the value of the total delayed neutron yield near the threshold of (n,f) reaction is not a constant.

  12. Measurement of Pressure Dependent Fluorescence Yield of Air: Calibration Factor for UHECR Detectors

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    Belz, J.W.; Burt, G.W.; Cao, Z.; Chang, F.Y.; Chen, C.C.; Chen, C.W.; Chen, P.; Field, C.; Findlay, J.; Huntemeyer, Petra; Huang, M.A.; Hwang, W.-Y.P.; Iverson, R.; Jones, B.F.; Jui, C.C.H.; Kirn, M.; Lin, G.-L.; Loh, E.C.; Maestas, M.M.; Manago, N.; Martens, K.; /Montana U. /Utah U. /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U. /SLAC /Rutgers U., Piscataway

    2005-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In a test experiment at the Final Focus Test Beam of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the fluorescence yield of 28.5 GeV electrons in air and nitrogen was measured. The measured photon yields between 300 and 400 nm at 1 atm and 29 C are Y(760 Torr){sup air} = 4.42 {+-} 0.73 and Y(760 Torr){sup N{sub 2}} = 29.2 {+-} 4.8 photons per electron per meter. Assuming that the fluorescence yield is proportional to the energy deposition of a charged particle traveling through air, good agreement with measurements at lower particle energies is observed.

  13. Search for Invisible Decays of {eta} and {eta}{sup '} in J/{psi}{yields}{phi}{eta} and {phi}{eta}{sup '}

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    Ablikim, M.; Bai, J. Z.; Bian, J. G.; Cai, X.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, H. X.; Chen, J. C.; Chen, Jin; Chen, Y. B.; Chu, Y. P.; Cui, X. Z.; Deng, Z. Y.; Du, S. X.; Fang, J.; Fu, C. D.; Gao, C. S.; Gu, S. D.; Guo, Y. N.; Guo, Y. Q.; He, K. L. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049 (China)] (and others)

    2006-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a data sample of 58x10{sup 6} J/{psi} decays collected with the Beijing Spectrometer II detector at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider, searches for invisible decays of {eta} and {eta}{sup '} in J/{psi} to {phi}{eta} and {phi}{eta}{sup '} are performed. The {phi} signals, which are reconstructed in K{sup +}K{sup -} final states, are used to tag the {eta} and {eta}{sup '} decays. No signals are found for the invisible decays of either {eta} or {eta}{sup '}, and upper limits at the 90% confidence level are determined to be 1.65x10{sup -3} for the ratio (B({eta}{yields}invisible)/B({eta}{yields}{gamma}{gamma})) and 6.69x10{sup -2} for (B({eta}{sup '}{yields}invisible)/B({eta}{sup '}{yields}{gamma}{gamma})). These are the first searches for {eta} and {eta}{sup '} decays into invisible final states.

  14. Core Competencies Performing topical research in plasma boundary physics, fueling

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    activities. #12;Contact: Stan Milora phone: (865) 574-0988 email: fusion@ornl.gov Scientists and engineers from China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States are working in an unprecedented

  15. Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

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    Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office...

  16. A Service Oriented Architecture for Exploring High Performance Distributed Power Models

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    Liu, Yan; Chase, Jared M.; Gorton, Ian

    2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Power grids are increasingly incorporating high quality, high throughput sensor devices inside power distribution networks. These devices are driving an unprecedented increase in the volume and rate of available information. The real-time requirements for handling this data are beyond the capacity of conventional power models running in central utilities. Hence, we are exploring distributed power models deployed at the regional scale. The connection of these models for a larger geographic region is supported by a distributed system architecture. This architecture is built in a service oriented style, whereby distributed power models running on high performance clusters are exposed as services. Each service is semantically annotated and therefore can be discovered through a service catalog and composed into workflows. The overall architecture has been implemented as an integrated workflow environment useful for power researchers to explore newly developed distributed power models.

  17. The Air Microwave Yield (AMY) experiment - A laboratory measurement of the microwave emission from extensive air showers

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    K. Louedec; J. Alvarez-Muñiz; M. Blanco; M. Bohácová; B. Buonomo; G. Cataldi; M. R. Coluccia; P. Creti; I. De Mitri; C. Di Giulio; P. Facal San Luis; L. Foggetta; R. Gaïor; D. Garcia-Fernandez; M. Iarlori; S. Le Coz; A. Letessier-Selvon; I. C. Mari?; D. Martello; G. Mazzitelli; M. Monasor; L. Perrone; R. Pesce; S. Petrera; P. Privitera; V. Rizi; G. Rodriguez Fernandez; F. Salamida; G. Salina; M. Settimo; P. Valente; J. R. Vazquez; V. Verzi; C. Williams

    2013-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The AMY experiment aims to measure the microwave bremsstrahlung radiation (MBR) emitted by air-showers secondary electrons accelerating in collisions with neutral molecules of the atmosphere. The measurements are performed using a beam of 510 MeV electrons at the Beam Test Facility (BTF) of Frascati INFN National Laboratories. The goal of the AMY experiment is to measure in laboratory conditions the yield and the spectrum of the GHz emission in the frequency range between 1 and 20 GHz. The final purpose is to characterise the process to be used in a next generation detectors of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. A description of the experimental setup and the first results are presented.

  18. The yield of Amorphous Solids Under Stress Control at Low Temperatures

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    Valery Ilyin; Itamar Procaccia; Carmel Shor; Murari Singh

    2015-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The yield of amorphous solids like metallic glasses under external stress was discussed asserting that it is related to the glass transition by increasing temperature, or that it can be understood using statistical theories of various sorts. Here we study the approach to stress-controlled yield and argue that neither assertions can be supported, at least at low temperatures. The yield of amorphous solids at low temperatures is a highly structured phenomenon, characterized by a specific series of mechanical instabilities, and having no similarity at all to fluidization by increased temperature, real or fictive. The series of instabilities followed by stress controlled yield at low but finite temperature protocols can be predicted by analyzing athermal quasi-static strain controlled protocols, making the latter highly relevant for the deep understanding of the mechanical properties of amorphous solids.

  19. Radiative B{yields}K{sub 1} decays in the light-cone sum rules

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    Lee, Jong-Phil [Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The weak form factor for B{yields}K{sub 1B} where K{sub 1B} is the {sup 1}P{sub 1} state is calculated in the light-cone sum rules (LCSR). Combining the quark model result for the form factor of B{yields}K{sub 1A} with K{sub 1A} being the {sup 3}P{sub 1} state, we have larger values for B{yields}K{sub 1} form factors than the previous LCSR results. The increased form factors reduce the discrepancy between theory and the experimental data for B{yields}K{sub 1}{gamma}. Some phenomenological meanings are also discussed.

  20. Reliability-yield allocation for semiconductor integrated circuits: modeling and optimization

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    Ha, Chunghun

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research develops yield and reliability models for fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits and develops optimization algorithms that can be directly applied to these models. Since defects cause failures in microelectronics systems...

  1. Equivalent plastic strain for the Hill's yield criterion under general three-dimensional loading

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    Colby, Rebecca B. (Rebecca Bea)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In many industrial applications, an accurate model of the initial yield surface of materials with a significant degree of anisotropy is required. Anisotropy due to preferred orientation can occur in sheet metal parts used ...

  2. Vegetation and wildfire controls on sediment yield in bedrock Roman A. DiBiase1

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    DiBiase, Roman A.

    sensitive to climate, tectonics, and wildfire. Predicting landscape response to these pertur- bations demands a quantitative understanding of erosion processes. However, existing models for hillslope sediment scale, our measurements match records of postfire sediment yield from nearby retention basins. Contrary

  3. Author's personal copy Unified behaviour of maximum soot yields of methane, ethane and propane

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    Gülder, Ömer L.

    Author's personal copy Unified behaviour of maximum soot yields of methane, ethane and propane the current study and the previous measurements in similar flames with methane, ethane, and propane flames

  4. New correlations for dew-point, specific gravity and producing yield for gas condensates

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    Ovalle Cortissoz, Adriana Patricia

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work presents four newly developed correlations to estimate dew-point pressure, current specific gravity and producing yield of gas condensate reservoirs. The first correlation may be used to predict the dew-point pressure of the reservoir gas...

  5. Yield and leaf blade area comparisons of extra leafy to normal leafed maize (Zea mays L.) 

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    Rushing, Ronald Wayne

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    relationships between extra leaf production and rain yield of the leafy 9 hybrids. Fourteen hybrids were compared, including, eight Lfy and six normal-leafed industry standard hybrids. The fourteen hybrids were replicated four times in a randomized block design...

  6. Yield and leaf blade area comparisons of extra leafy to normal leafed maize (Zea mays L.)

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    Rushing, Ronald Wayne

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    relationships between extra leaf production and rain yield of the leafy 9 hybrids. Fourteen hybrids were compared, including, eight Lfy and six normal-leafed industry standard hybrids. The fourteen hybrids were replicated four times in a randomized block design...

  7. Quantitative trait loci(qtl) analysis of yield components and heat tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum)

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    Do, Jung Hwa

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    component traits in the 62 RILs in four individual environments?.. 94 Table XV Summary of QTLs identified by composite interval mapping for heat tolerance based on simple score of yield and its component traits in the 62 RILs in four...

  8. Shear-Transformation-Zone Theory of Yielding in Athermal Amorphous Materials

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    J. S. Langer

    2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Yielding transitions in athermal amorphous materials resemble critical phenomena. Historically, they have been described by the Herschel-Bulkley rheological formula, which implies singular behaviors at yield points. In this paper, I examine this class of phenomena using an elementary version of the thermodynamic shear-transformation-zone (STZ) theory, focusing on the role of the effective disorder temperature, and paying special attention to scaling and dimensional arguments. I find a wide variety of Herschel-Bulkley-like rheologies but, for fundamental reasons not specific to the STZ theory, conclude that the yielding transition is not truly critical. In particular, there is a correlation length that grows rapidly, but ultimately saturates near the yield point.

  9. New correlations for dew-point, specific gravity and producing yield for gas condensates 

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    Ovalle Cortissoz, Adriana Patricia

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work presents four newly developed correlations to estimate dew-point pressure, current specific gravity and producing yield of gas condensate reservoirs. The first correlation may be used to predict the dew-point pressure of the reservoir gas...

  10. Comparison of biological and chemical phosphorus fertilizers on rapeseed yield in Iran

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    Madani, hamid; Kelarestaghi, Kioomars Bakhsh; Malboobi, Mohammad Ali

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PSB) on Potato Yield at Iran Environment. Procceding of 18Arak Islamic Azad University, Iran (Table 1) in the 2006/07Arak Islamic Azad University, Iran. Physical properties 0-30

  11. Forecasting the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index futures price: interest rates, dividend yields, and cointegration

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    Fritsch, Roger Erwin

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    forward price series is constructed using interest rate and dividend yield data. Out-of-sample forecasts from error correction models are compared to those from vector autoregressions (VAR) fit to levels and VARs fit to first differences. This comparison...

  12. Search for B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{phi} decays

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    Liu, Y.; Iwabuchi, M.; Kim, Y. J. [Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama (Japan); Trabelsi, K.; Adachi, I.; Dalseno, J.; Haba, J.; Hazumi, M.; Itoh, R.; Iwasaki, Y.; Katayama, N.; Kichimi, H.; Krokovny, P.; Nakao, M.; Nishida, S.; Nozaki, T.; Ozaki, H.; Sakai, Y.; Schuemann, J.; Takasaki, F. [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan)] (and others)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a search for the decay B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{phi}, using a sample of 657x10{sup 6} BB pairs collected with the Belle detector at the {upsilon}(4S) resonance. No statistically significant signal is found and an upper limit for the branching fraction is determined to be B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{phi})<9.4x10{sup -7} at 90% confidence level.

  13. Spatial stochastic processes for yield and reliability management with applications to nano electronics

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    Hwang, Jung Yoon

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    SPATIAL STOCHASTIC PROCESSES FOR YIELD AND RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT WITH APPLICATIONS TO NANO ELECTRONICS A Dissertation by JUNG YOON HWANG Submitted to the O?ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful?llment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2004 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering SPATIAL STOCHASTIC PROCESSES FOR YIELD AND RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT WITH APPLICATIONS TO NANO ELECTRONICS A Dissertation by JUNG YOON HWANG Submitted to Texas A&M University...

  14. Fission Fragment Distributions and Delayed Neutron Yields from Photon-Induced-Fission

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    David, J.-C.; Dore, D.; Giacri-Mauborgne, M.-L.; Ridikas, D.; Lauwe, A. van [DSM/DAPNIA/SPhN, CEA/Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex (France)

    2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Fission fragment distributions and delayed neutron yields for 235U and 238U are provided by a complete modelization of the photofission process below 25 MeV. The absorption cross-section parameterization and the fission fragment distributions are given and compared to experimental data. The delayed neutron yields and the half-lives in terms of six groups are presented and compared to data obtained with a bremsstrahlung spectrum of 15 MeV.

  15. Application of a water rights analysis program to reservoir system yield calculations

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    Walls, William Brian

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    corrected to approximate naturalized flows. As water management becomes more critical, it is necessary to gage the effect of governmental institutions on reservoir yields. In Texas and elsewhere, water users are governed by a system of water rights.... The effect of this system on firm yields must be quantified in order to provide effective water management. This thesis documents research into the effect of the Texas water rights system on the Brazos River Authority reservoir system. A new generalized...

  16. A conceptual model for determining yield loss due to drought stress in sorghum

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    Koch, Paul Robert

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR DETERMINING YIELD LOSS DUE TO DROUGHT STRESS IN SORGHUM A Thesis by PAUL ROBERT KOCH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AkM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering A CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR DETERMINING YIELD LOSS DUE TO DROUGHT STRESS IN SORGHUM A thesis by PAUL ROBERT KOCH Approved as to style and content by: Marshall J. McFarland (Chair of Committee...

  17. CVD Growth of Carbon Nanostructures from Zirconia: Mechanisms and a Method for Enhancing Yield

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    Kudo, Akira; Steiner, Stephen A., III; Bayer, Bernhard C.; Kidambi, Piran R.; Hofmann, Stephan; Strano, Michael S.; Wardle, Brian L.

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    the growth is due to zirconia nanoparticles. Recently, morphologies of carbon nanostructures similar to those investigated in this work have been reported in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) comprised of yttria-stabilized zirconia.63,64 ? CONCLUSION Distinct... and reproduction in any medium, provided the author and source are cited. etc.). Despite attempts to improve yield via parametric optimization of process conditions,18 a reliable process for reproducible growth of CNTs and CNFs that yields comparable areal density...

  18. IC performance prediction system

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    Ramakrishnan, Venkatakrishnan

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electrical test data, supplemented with in-line and in-situ data to make performance predictions. Based on the waterlevel parametric test, we will predict chip performance in order to select the appropriate package. Predictions that fall outside acceptable...

  19. Predicting Steam Turbine Performance 

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    Harriz, J. T.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tracking the performance of extraction, back-pressure and condensing steam turbines is a crucial part of minimising energy and maintenance costs for large process industries. A thorough understanding of key equipment performance characteristics...

  20. Superior Energy Performance Video

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Efficiency, Competitiveness, Transparency. These are the tenets of the Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™). SEP is a market-based program that helps manufacturers to improve their plants' energy performance, which in turn helps to make them more competitive.

  1. Stochastic performance analysis and staged control system designs for space based interferometers

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    Liu, Kuo-Chia, 1973-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Space based interferometry missions have the potential to revolutionize astrometry, providing observations of unprecedented accuracy. Realizing the full potential of these interferometers poses several significant technological ...

  2. Mass production of multi-wall carbon nanotubes by metal dusting process with high yield

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    Ghorbani, H. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Rashidi, A.M., E-mail: Rashidiam@ripi.ir [Nanotechnology Research Center, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Rastegari, S.; Mirdamadi, S. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Alaei, M. [Nanotechnology Research Center, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Nanotechnology Research Center, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Research highlights: {yields} Synthesis of carbon nanotubes over Fe-Ni nanoparticles supported alloy 304L. {yields} Production of carbon nanotubes with high yield (700-1000%) and low cost catalyst. {yields} Optimum growth condition is CO/H{sub 2} = 1/1, 100 cm{sup 3}/min, at 620 {sup o}C under long term repetitive thermal cycling. {yields} Possibility of the mass production by metal dusting process with low cost. -- Abstract: Carbon nanotube materials were synthesized over Fe-Ni nanoparticles generated during disintegration of the surface of alloy 304L under metal dusting environment. The metal dusting condition was simulated and optimized through exposing stainless steel samples during long term repetitive thermal cycling in CO/H{sub 2} = 1/1, total gas flow rate 100 cm{sup 3}/min, at 620 {sup o}C for 300 h. After reaction, surface morphology of the samples and also carbonaceous deposition which had grown on sample surfaces were examined by stereoscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Results revealed that multi-wall carbon nanotubes could be formed over nanocatalyst generated on the alloy surface by exploiting metal dusting process. By optimization of reaction parameters the yields of carbon nanotube materials obtained were 700-1000%. Also it has been shown herein that the amount of carbon nanotube materials remarkably increases when the reaction time is extended up to 300 h, indicating a possibility of the mass production by this easy method.

  3. High Performance Computing in

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    Stamatakis, Alexandros

    High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics Thomas Ludwig (t.ludwig@computer.org) Ruprecht PART I: High Performance Computing Thomas Ludwig PART II: HPC Computing in Bioinformatics Alexandros #12;© Thomas Ludwig, Alexandros Stamatakis, GCB'04 3 PART I High Performance Computing Introduction

  4. Performance Computing with

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    Martin, Stephen John

    High Performance Computing with Iceberg. Mike Griffiths Bob Booth November 2005 AP-Unix4 © University of Sheffield #12;Bob Booth High Performance Computing with Iceberg Contents 1. REVIEW OF AVAILABLE 23 7.1 USING FUSE TO MOUNT FILE SYSTEMS ON ICEBERG 23 2 #12;Bob Booth High Performance Computing

  5. Presented by Performance Engineering

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    Presented by Performance Engineering Research Institute (PERI) Philip C. Roth Future Technologies of Energy Roth_PERI_SC10 Performance engineering: enabling petascale science Maximizing performance accelerator modeling S3D turbulent combustion modeling Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory Cray XT5

  6. Complier-Directed Automatic Performance Tuning (TUNE) Final Report

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    Chame, Jacqueline [USC-ISI] [USC-ISI

    2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    TUNE was created to develop compiler-directed performance tuning technology targeting the Cray XT4 system at Oak Ridge. TUNE combines compiler technology for model-guided empirical optimization for memory hierarchies with SIMD code generation. The goal of this performance-tuning technology is to yield hand-tuned levels of performance on DOE Office of Science computational kernels, while allowing application programmers to specify their computations at a high level without requiring manual optimization. Overall, TUNE aims to make compiler technology for SIMD code generation and memory hierarchy optimization a crucial component of high-productivity Petaflops computing through a close collaboration with the scientists in national laboratories.

  7. High-performance combinatorial algorithms

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    Pinar, Ali

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    mathematics, and high performance computing. The numericalalgorithms on high performance computing platforms.algorithms on high performance computing platforms, which

  8. Performance predictions for monolithic, thin-film CdTe/Ge tandem solar cells

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    and are being widely deployed in terrestrial, photovoltaic, power plants. However, the price of electricity from of the photovoltaic performance of this structure, and we indicate that an efficiency improvement in excess of 20% may these devices perform so well4,5 . Nevertheless, the high yields, reliability, and moderate efficiencies

  9. 5CAL PERFORMANCES CAL PERFORMANCES PRESENTS

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    Mofrad, Mohammad R. K.

    Joshua Gersen, conductor red fish blue fish American String Quartet Daniel Avshalomov Laurie Carney Williams, bass-baritone Hrabba Atladottir, violin Colin Fowler, organ & piano Sycil Mathai, trumpet Yegor Auditorium & Faculty Glade Ojai North! FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Wednesday, June 12, 6pm red fish blue fish performs

  10. Developing Human Performance Measures

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    Jeffrey Joe; Bruce Hallbert; Larry Blackwood; Donald Dudehoeffer; Kent Hansen

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through the reactor oversight process (ROP), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) monitors the performance of utilities licensed to operate nuclear power plants. The process is designed to assure public health and safety by providing reasonable assurance that licensees are meeting the cornerstones of safety and designated crosscutting elements. The reactor inspection program, together with performance indicators (PIs), and enforcement activities form the basis for the NRC’s risk-informed, performance based regulatory framework. While human performance is a key component in the safe operation of nuclear power plants and is a designated cross-cutting element of the ROP, there is currently no direct inspection or performance indicator for assessing human performance. Rather, when human performance is identified as a substantive cross cutting element in any 1 of 3 categories (resources, organizational or personnel), it is then evaluated for common themes to determine if follow-up actions are warranted. However, variability in human performance occurs from day to day, across activities that vary in complexity, and workgroups, contributing to the uncertainty in the outcomes of performance. While some variability in human performance may be random, much of the variability may be attributed to factors that are not currently assessed. There is a need to identify and assess aspects of human performance that relate to plant safety and to develop measures that can be used to successfully assure licensee performance and indicate when additional investigation may be required. This paper presents research that establishes a technical basis for developing human performance measures. In particular, we discuss: 1) how historical data already gives some indication of connection between human performance and overall plant performance, 2) how industry led efforts to measure and model human performance and organizational factors could serve as a data source and basis for a framework, 3) how our use of modeling and simulation techniques could be used to develop and validate measures of human performance, and 4) what the possible outcomes are from this research as the modeling and simulation efforts generate results.

  11. Comparative Analysis of the Effect of Different Alkaline Catalysts on Biodiesel Yield

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    Cynthia Ofori-boateng; Ebenezer M. Kwofie; Moses Y. Mensah

    Abstract: A major challenge in the biodiesel industry is the comparatively high cost of raw materials for production. A cost build-up analysis of biodiesel production from J. curcas oil shows that catalyst alone contributes about 50.9 % of the total production cost. This paper aims at highlighting the effects of two different commonly used catalysts on the yield of biodiesel. Samples of biodiesel were produced by three different methods namely single stage transesterification (SST), double stage transesterification (DST) and foolproof (FP) processes in which sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and potassium hydroxide (KOH) were used. The effects of each catalyst on the production yield were analyzed and compared. NaOH gave production yields of 79%, 81% and 84 % for the SST, DST and FP processes respectively. KOH produced comparatively lower yields of 68%, 71 % and 75 % for SST, DST and fool proof processes respectively. Although the use of KOH slightly raises the cost of biodiesel production as compared to NaOH, the local production of KOH from cocoa husks could minimize the production cost. Abbreviations: BDF = Biodiesel fuel; PDF = Petroleum diesel fuel; DF = Diesel fuel Key words: Transesterification Alkaline catalysts Biodiesel yield Biodiesel KOH NaOH

  12. The effect of premature wall yield on creep testing of strongly-flocculated suspensions

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    Anthony D. Stickland; Ashish Kumar; Tiara E. Kusuma; Peter J. Scales; Amy Tindley; Simon Biggs; Richard Buscall

    2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Measuring yielding in cohesive suspensions is often hampered by slip at measurement surfaces. This paper presents creep data for strongly-flocculated suspensions obtained using vane-in-cup tools with differing cup-to-vane diameter ratios. The three suspensions were titania and alumina aggregated at their isoelectric points and polymer-flocculated alumina. The aim was to find the diameter ratio where slip or premature yielding at the cup wall had no effect on the transient behaviour. The large diameter ratio results showed readily understandable material behaviour comprising linear viscoelasticity at low stresses, strain-softening close to yielding, time-dependent yield across a range of stresses and then viscous flow. Tests in small ratio geometries however showed more complex responses. Effects attributed to the cup wall included delayed softening, slip, multiple yielding and stick-slip events, and unsteady flow. The conclusion was that cups have to be relatively large to eliminate wall artefacts. A diameter ratio of three was sufficient in practice, although the minimum ratio must be material dependent.

  13. Z, ZX, and X-1: A Realistic Path to High Fusion Yield

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    COOK, DONALD L.

    1999-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Z-pinches now constitute the most energetic and powerful sources of x-rays available by a large margin. The Z accelerator at Sandia National Laboratories has produced 1.8 MJ of x-ray energy, 280 TW of power, and hohlraum temperatures of 200 eV. These advances are being applied to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments on Z. The requirements for high fusion yield are exemplified in the target to be driven by the X-1 accelerator. X-1 will drive two z-pinches, each producing 7 MJ of x-ray energy and about 1000 TW of x-ray power. Together, these radiation sources will heat a hohlraum containing the 4-mm diameter ICF capsule to a temperature exceeding 225 eV for about 10 ns, with the pulse shape required to drive the capsule to high fusion yield, in the range of 200--1000 MJ. Since X-1 consists of two identical accelerators, it is possible to mitigate the technical risk of high yield by constructing one accelerator. This accelerator, ZX, will bridge the gap from Z to X-1 by driving an integrated target experiment with a very efficient energy source, ZX will also provide experimental condition that the full specifications of the X-1 accelerator for high yield are achievable, and that a realistic path to high fission yield exists.

  14. Building Performance Evaluation

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    King, A.; Harris, J.; Mbentin, B.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building Performance Evaluation Anne King and Jo Harris, MBEKTN and BSRIA Agenda ? Background to funding and programme ? The Building Performance Evaluation Programme in the UK ? Requirements ? Results ? Impact ? Discussion ? Do you/ How do... you do Building Performance Evaluation? ? What gaps are there and what could research do to fill them? Background ? The Technology Strategy Board ? the funders ? Low Impact Building programme ? BSRIA and others ? evaluators ? Soft Landings...

  15. Guidelines for Performance Measurement

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

    1996-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Federal agencies, states, businesses, and foreign governments are increasingly relying on performance measurement information to help chart progress in increasingly frugal times. No cancellations.

  16. Sandia National Laboratories: performance

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

    performance Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC) Website Goes Live On February 26, 2013, in Energy, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News & Events, Partnership,...

  17. Preliminary Expected Performance Characteristics

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

    capabilities. To facilitate discussion of the scientific impact and design optimization of such a lattice, this document describes the expected performance characteristics...

  18. High Performance Computing

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

    of ever-demanding workloads 13:01 Gary Grider, HPC Divison Leader The High Performance Computing (HPC) Division supports the Laboratory mission by managing world-class...

  19. UESC Performance Assurance

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Performance Assurance (M&V) Hosted by: FEDERAL UTILITY PARTNERSHIP WORKING GROUP SEMINAR May 7 - 8, 2014 Virginia Beach, VA Outline * Federal Requirements - Commissioning...

  20. DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT

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    Perl, Jürgen

    for scheduling optimal training planes. (a) offline analysis (b) online prediction load profile original) online prediction load profile original performance profile simulated performance profile predicted performance profile Figure 1: Offline load-performance-analysis (a) compared to online performance

  1. Comparative analysis of the secondary electron yield from carbon nanoparticles and pure water medium

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    Verkhovtsev, Alexey; de Vera, Pablo; Surdutovich, Eugene; Guatelli, Susanna; Korol, Andrei V; Rosenfeld, Anatoly; Solov'yov, Andrey V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The production of secondary electrons generated by carbon nanoparticles and pure water medium irradiated by fast protons is studied by means of model approaches and Monte Carlo simulations. It is demonstrated that due to a prominent collective response to an external field, the nanoparticles embedded in the medium enhance the yield of low-energy electrons. The maximal enhancement is observed for electrons in the energy range where plasmons, which are excited in the nanoparticles, play the dominant role. Electron yield from a solid carbon nanoparticle composed of fullerite, a crystalline form of C60 fullerene, is demonstrated to be several times higher than that from liquid water. Decay of plasmon excitations in carbon-based nanosystems thus represents a mechanism of increase of the low-energy electron yield, similar to the case of sensitizing metal nanoparticles. This observation gives a hint for investigation of novel types of sensitizers to be composed of metallic and organic parts.

  2. Yield enhancement of reconfigurable microfluidics-based biochips using interstitial redundancy

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    Fei Su; Krishnendu Chakrabarty

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microfluidics-based biochips for biochemical analysis are currently receiving much attention. They automate highly repetitive laboratory procedures by replacing cumbersome equipment with miniaturized and integrated systems. As these microfluidics-based microsystems become more complex, manufacturing yield will have significant influence on production volume and product cost. We propose an interstitial redundancy approach to enhance the yield of biochips that are based on droplet-based digital microfluidics. In this design method, spare cells are placed in the interstitial sites within the microfluidic array, and they replace neighboring faulty cells via local reconfiguration. The proposed design method is evaluated using a set of concurrent real-life bioassays. The defect-tolerant design approach based on space redundancy and local reconfiguration is expected to facilitate yield enhancement of microfluidics-based biochips, especially for the emerging marketplace.

  3. Decay b{yields}s{gamma} in the presence of a constant antisymmetric tensor field

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    Ahuatzin, G. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Alvaro Obregon 64, Zona Centro, San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. 78000 (Mexico); Bautista, I. [IGFAE and Departamento de Fisica de Particulas, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Hernandez-Lopez, J. A.; Toscano, J. J. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico Matematicas, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Apartado Postal 1152, Puebla, Puebla (Mexico); Ramirez-Zavaleta, F. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico Matematicas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Avenida Francisco J. Mujica S/N, 58060, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A constant antisymmetric 2-tensor can arise in general relativity with spontaneous symmetry breaking or in field theories formulated in a noncommutative space-time. In this work, the one-loop contribution of a nonstandard WW{gamma} vertex on the flavor violating quark transition q{sub i}{yields}q{sub j}{gamma} is studied in the context of the electroweak Yang-Mills sector extended with a Lorentz-violating constant 2-tensor. An exact analytical expression for the on-shell case is presented. It is found that the loop amplitude is gauge independent, electromagnetic gauge invariant, and free of ultraviolet divergences. The dipolar contribution to the b{yields}s{gamma} transition together with the experimental data on the B{yields}X{sub s{gamma}} decay is used to derive the constraint {Lambda}{sub LV}>1.96 TeV on the Lorentz-violating scale.

  4. TUNE: Compiler-Directed Automatic Performance Tuning

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    Hall, Mary [University of Utah

    2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This project has developed compiler-directed performance tuning technology targeting the Cray XT4 Jaguar system at Oak Ridge, which has multi-core Opteron nodes with SSE-3 SIMD extensions, and the Cray XE6 Hopper system at NERSC. To achieve this goal, we combined compiler technology for model-guided empirical optimization for memory hierarchies with SIMD code generation, which have been developed by the PIs over the past several years. We examined DOE Office of Science applications to identify performance bottlenecks and apply our system to computational kernels that operate on dense arrays. Our goal for this performance-tuning technology has been to yield hand-tuned levels of performance on DOE Office of Science computational kernels, while allowing application programmers to specify their computations at a high level without requiring manual optimization. Overall, we aim to make our technology for SIMD code generation and memory hierarchy optimization a crucial component of high-productivity Petaflops computing through a close collaboration with the scientists in national laboratories.

  5. Analysis of Photovoltaic System Energy Performance Evaluation Method

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    Kurtz, S.; Newmiller, J.; Kimber, A.; Flottemesch, R.; Riley, E.; Dierauf, T.; McKee, J.; Krishnani, P.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Documentation of the energy yield of a large photovoltaic (PV) system over a substantial period can be useful to measure a performance guarantee, as an assessment of the health of the system, for verification of a performance model to then be applied to a new system, or for a variety of other purposes. Although the measurement of this performance metric might appear to be straight forward, there are a number of subtleties associated with variations in weather and imperfect data collection that complicate the determination and data analysis. A performance assessment is most valuable when it is completed with a very low uncertainty and when the subtleties are systematically addressed, yet currently no standard exists to guide this process. This report summarizes a draft methodology for an Energy Performance Evaluation Method, the philosophy behind the draft method, and the lessons that were learned by implementing the method.

  6. Relationships of milk yield and season of calving with ovarian cyclicity of Holstein and Jersey cows 

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    Gonzalez Sanchez, Andres

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Holsteins but not Jezseys. Intervals to fizst two ovulations increased . 68+. 33 to 1. 00+. 47 days/100 kg 60- day milk yield or . 31+. 19 to . 53t. 27 days/100 kg of 90-day milk yield, but the antagonism decreased with advancing lactation (b=. 18+. 10... observed in estrus and results are in Appendix Tables E to J. Results of analyses of all observations and of analyses of the data 22 subset of cows observed in estrus and all observations showed same responses of ovarian cyclicity. Student's t...

  7. Combining ability of yield components and agronomic characteristics among selected Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench inbreds

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    Smith, Leslie Kay

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    parent which produces large seeded hybr ds According to the analysis of variance, gra'n yield did not appear to be significantly affe ted by female general con hiring ability (GCA i or spec' fic combining ab' 1' ty (SCA) . Female az'o male GCA... effects and SCA effects were significant for 300-seed weight, seeds per panicle, days to anthesis, plant height, panicle lencth, exsertion, and threshing percentage. In most cases the interact or. witl years was also important. GCA effects for yield...

  8. Yield Improvement and Energy Savings Uing Phosphonates as Additives in Kraft pulping

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    Ulrike W. Tschirner; Timothy Smith

    2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Project Objective: Develop a commercially viable modification to the Kraft process resulting in energy savings, increased yield and improved bleachability. Evaluate the feasibility of this technology across a spectrum of wood species used in North America. Develop detailed fundamental understanding of the mechanism by which phosphonates improve KAPPA number and yield. Evaluate the North American market potential for the use of phosphonates in the Kraft pulping process. Examine determinants of customer perceived value and explore organizational and operational factors influencing attitudes and behaviors. Provide an economic feasibility assessment for the supply chain, both suppliers (chemical supply companies) and buyers (Kraft mills). Provide background to most effectively transfer this new technology to commercial mills.

  9. Scaling the Yield of Laser-Driven Electron-Positron Jets to Laboratory Astrophysical Applications

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    Chen, Hui; Link, A; Hazi, A; Hill, M; Hoarty, D; James, S; Kerr, S; Meyerhofer, D D; Myatt, J; Park, J; Sentoku, Y; Williams, G J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report new experimental results obtained on three different laser facilities that show directed laser-driven relativistic electron-positron jets with up to 30 times larger yields than previously obtained and a quadratic (~ E^2) dependence of the positron yield on the laser energy. This favorable scaling stems from a combination of higher energy electrons due to increased laser intensity and the recirculation of MeV electrons in the mm-thick target. Based on this scaling, first principles simulations predict the possibility of using such electron-positron jets, produced at upcoming high-energy laser facilities, to probe the physics of relativistic collisionless shocks in the laboratory.

  10. Study of asymmetric fission yield behavior from neutron-deficient Hg isotope

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    Perkasa, Y. S. [Department of Physics, Sunan Gunung Djati State Islamic University Bandung, Jl. A.H Nasution No. 105 Cibiru, Bandung (Indonesia); Waris, A., E-mail: awaris@fi.itb.ac.id; Kurniadi, R., E-mail: awaris@fi.itb.ac.id; Su'ud, Z., E-mail: awaris@fi.itb.ac.id [Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Division, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesa No. 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A study of asymmetric fission yield behavior from a neutron-deficient Hg isotope has been conducted. The fission yield calculation of the neutron-deficient Hg isotope using Brownian Metropolis shape had showed unusual result at decreasing energy. In this paper, this interesting feature will be validated by using nine degree of scission shapes parameterization from Brosa model that had been implemented in TALYS nuclear reaction code. This validation is intended to show agreement between both model and the experiment result. The expected result from these models considered to be different due to dynamical properties that implemented in both models.

  11. A comparison of silage and grain yields of four corn hybrids at three locations in Texas 

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    Martelino, Rafael Agcaoili

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A (X)HPARISOM Of SILAGM AND GRAIN YI~ QF FODR ~ HYBRIDS AT THRE1'' LOGATIONS IM TzXAS A Thesis RAPAol, A. I JKThI, INO Approve as to stgrle aml content Qs (~chairmen of GcnsmLtt ( Haad Department June, 1&54 , ;. RY OF TE A v..., grain yield and lodging peroentage of four corn hybrids and three spacings& Tyler . . ~ 17 ') ~ bined analysis of varianoe of silage yields for the tmo locations ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ o ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 20 10. Combined analysis of varianoe of grain...

  12. Light oil yield improvement project at Granite City Division Coke/By-Product Plant

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    Holloran, R.A. [National Steel Corp., Granite City, IL (United States). Granite City Div.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Light oil removal from coke oven gas is a process that has long been proven and utilized throughout many North American Coke/By-Products Plants. The procedures, processes, and equipment requirements to maximize light oil recovery at the Granite City By-Products Plant will be discussed. The Light Oil Yield Improvement Project initially began in July, 1993 and was well into the final phase by February, 1994. Problem solving techniques, along with utilizing proven theoretical recovery standards were applied in this project. Process equipment improvements and implementation of Operator/Maintenance Standard Practices resulted in an average yield increase of 0.4 Gals./NTDC by the end of 1993.

  13. Measurement of delayed neutron yields from {sup 235}U and {sup 238}U

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    Kellett, M.A.; Weaver, D.R. [Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom); Filip, A. [CEN Cadarache, St. Paul-les-Durance (France)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Work is in progress at the University of Birmingham, UK, on the preliminary calibration of detectors and neutron beam characterisation required in order to carry out the accurate measurement of the total and absolute delayed neutron yields from the fast fission of uranium 235 and 238. The work is being undertaken in order to try and resolve the discrepancies that exist in the yield for the uranium 238 isotope. The University`s 3 MV Dynamitron accelerator is being used to produce the required neutron fluxes of 10{sup 9} neutrons per steradian per second, as generated via the D(d,n){sup 3}He reaction.

  14. Possible Fine Structure in the Delayed Neutron Yields in the Resonance Region for Pu-239

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    Ohsawa, Takaaki; Torii, Takayuki [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kinki University, Higashi-osaka 577-8502 (Japan); Hambsch, Franz-Josef [EC-JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium)

    2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of analysis of fluctuation in the delayed neutron yield on the basis of the multimodal fission model was applied to the low-energy resolved resonances for Pu-239. The present calculation using recent data of the fluctuation of the mode branching ratios for the resolved resonances showed both positive and negative resonance structure in the delayed neutron yield relative to the thermal neutron value. This is in contrast to the U-235 case, for which mainly negative dips of about -3.5% were predicted.

  15. New physics contribution to B{yields}K{pi} decays in soft collinear effective theory

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    Huitu, K. [Department of Physics, and Helsinki Institute of Physics, P.O.Box 64, FIN-00014, University of Helsinki (Finland); Khalil, S. [Centre for Theoretical Physics, British University in Egypt, El Sherouk City, 11837 (Egypt) and Department of Mathematics, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Cairo, 11566 (Egypt)

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the 5{sigma} difference between the CP asymmetries of the B{sup 0{yields}}K{sup +{pi}-} and B{sup +{yields}}K{sup +{pi}0} decays within the soft collinear effective theory. We find that in the standard model, such a big difference cannot be achieved. We classify then the requirements for the possible New Physics models, which can be responsible for the experimental results. As an example of a New Physics model we study minimal supersymmetric models, and find that the measured asymmetry can be obtained with nonminimal flavor violation.

  16. The effects of topping on yield and other agronomic characters in two varieties of Upland cotton

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    Bearden, Gary Dee

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LiBRARY A A M COLLESE Of TEXAS THE EFFECTS OF TOPPlNG ON YIELD AND OTHER AGRONOMIC CHARACTERS IN TM) VARIETIES OF UPLAND COTTON Gary Dse Bearden Suhmittsd to ths Graduate School of ths Agricultural and Mechanical Collage of Texas in Partial... fulfillment of the requirements for ths degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January 1957 Ma/or Subjects Plant Breeding THE EFFECTS OF TOPPING ON YIELD AND OTHER AGRONOMIC CHARACTERS IN TM3 VARIETIES OF UPLAND COTTON Gary Dee Beaten Approve4 as to style...

  17. Correlation of grain sorghum yield to nitrogen as measured by various soil test methods

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    Idris, Md

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CORRELATION OF GRAIN SORGHUM YIELD TO NITROGI? AS MEASURED BY VARIOUS SOIL TEST METHODS A '1 hesis Md. Idris Submitted to the G- duate School of the Agricultural a. nd Mecl=. anical College of Texas in partial fulf! llment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER QF SCIENCE' Major Subject: Agronon Y CORREI. ATION OF GRAIN SORGHUM YIELD TO NITROGEN AS MEASURED BY VARIOUS SOIL TEST METHODS A Thesis By Md. Idris Approved as to tyle a. nd content by: Cha irma n of comm i tee )-), ', Head...

  18. Optimizing energy yields in black locust through genetic selection: final report

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    Bongarten, B.C.; Merkle, S.A. [Georgia Univ., Athens, GA (United States). School of Forest Resources

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this work was to assess the magnitude of improvement in biomass yield of black locust possible through breeding, and to determine methods for efficiently capturing the yield improvement achievable from selective breeding. To meet this overall objective, six tasks were undertaken to determine: (1) the amount and geographic pattern of natural genetic variation, (2) the mating system of the species, (3) quantitative genetic parameters of relevant traits, (4) the relationship between nitrogen fixation and growth in black locust, (5) the viability of mass vegetative propagation, and (6) the feasibility of improvement through genetic transformation.

  19. The effects of topping on yield and other agronomic characters in two varieties of Upland cotton 

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    Bearden, Gary Dee

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LiBRARY A A M COLLESE Of TEXAS THE EFFECTS OF TOPPlNG ON YIELD AND OTHER AGRONOMIC CHARACTERS IN TM) VARIETIES OF UPLAND COTTON Gary Dse Bearden Suhmittsd to ths Graduate School of ths Agricultural and Mechanical Collage of Texas in Partial... fulfillment of the requirements for ths degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January 1957 Ma/or Subjects Plant Breeding THE EFFECTS OF TOPPING ON YIELD AND OTHER AGRONOMIC CHARACTERS IN TM3 VARIETIES OF UPLAND COTTON Gary Dee Beaten Approve4 as to style...

  20. Employee Performance Management System

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

    2001-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for employee performance appraisals, performance-related awards, and other forms of employee recognition. Cancels DOE O 331.1A and (2) existing provisions of DOE O 3450.1B. Cancelled by DOE O 331.1C.

  1. Employee Performance Management System

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

    2001-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for employee performance appraisals, performance-related awards, and other forms of employee recognition. (Cancels existing provisions of DOE O 3450.1B, Incentive Awards, dated 6/23/92.) Cancels DOE O 331.1A, DOE O 3450.1B. Canceled by DOE O 331.1C

  2. Employee Performance Management System

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

    1999-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for employee performance appraisals, performance-related awards, and other forms of employee recognition. This Order covers most employees at grades GS-15 and below. Cancels DOE O 331.1. Canceled by DOE O 331.1B.

  3. Residential Furnace Blower Performance

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    conditioner performance1 , standby power, as well as igniter and combustion air blower power. Energy savings for a typical three-and-a-half ton air conditioner with typical California ducts are 45 kWh. Peak demand combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested for air moving performance. The laboratory test

  4. E691 Dalitz plot analysis of {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +} {yields} pK{sup {minus}}{pi}{sup +} decays

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    Cremaldi, L.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The resonant decays of the {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +} can give insight into the weak decay mechanism of this charmed baryon. We have performed a Dalitz plot analysis of the final state for a clean sample {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +} {yields} pK{sup {minus}}{pi}{sup +} decays observed in photoproduction experiment E691 at Fermilab. We measure {Gamma}(pK*(892){degrees})/{Gamma} (pK{sup {minus}}{pi}{sup +}) = .35 {plus_minus} .09 {plus_minus} .07. We also observe an unexpected enhancement at low pK- invariant mass.

  5. Enhancement of Light Yield and Stability of Radio-Pure Tetraphenyl-Butadiene Based Coatings for VUV Light Detection in Cryogenic Environments

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    Laura Baudis; Giovanni Benato; Rugard Dressler; Francesco Piastra; Ilya Usoltsev; Manuel Walter

    2015-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The detection of VUV scintillation light, e.g. in (liquid) argon detectors, commonly includes a reflector with a fluorescent coating, converting UV photons to visible light. The light yield of these detectors depends directly on the conversion efficiency. Several coating/reflector combinations were produced using VM2000, a specular reflecting multi layer polymer, and Tetratex, a diffuse reflecting PTFE fabric, as reflector foils. The light yield of these coatings was optimised and has been measured in a dedicated liquid argon setup built at the University of Zurich. It employs a small, 1.3 kg LAr cell viewed by a 3-inch, low radioactivity PMT of type R11065-10 from Hamamatsu. The cryogenic stability of these coatings was additionally studied. The optimum reflector/coating combination was found to be Tetratex dip coated with Tetraphenyl-butadiene with a thickness of 0.9 mg/cm$^2$ resulting in a 3.6 times higher light yield compared to uncoated VM2000. Its performance was stable in long term measurements, ran up to 100 days, in liquid argon. This coated reflector was further investigated concerning radioactive impurities found to be suitable for current and upcoming low-background experiments. Therefore it is used for the liquid argon veto in Phase II of the GERDA neutrinoless double beta decay experiment.

  6. Performance expectation plan

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    Ray, P.E.

    1998-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This document outlines the significant accomplishments of fiscal year 1998 for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) team. Opportunities for improvement to better meet some performance expectations have been identified. The PHMC has performed at an excellent level in administration of leadership, planning, and technical direction. The contractor has met and made notable improvement of attaining customer satisfaction in mission execution. This document includes the team`s recommendation that the PHMC TWRS Performance Expectation Plan evaluation rating for fiscal year 1998 be an Excellent.

  7. Sandia Energy - High Performance Computing

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    High Performance Computing Home Energy Research Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) High Performance Computing High Performance Computingashoter2015-03-18T21:41:24+00:00...

  8. EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF YIELDING AND STRAIN LOCALIZATION OF MODERATELY OVERCONSOLIDATED KAOLIN CLAY

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    Prashant, Amit

    CLAY Amit Prashant1 (Member, ASCE) and Dayakar Penumadu2 (Member, ASCE) ABSTRACT Elasto-plasticity theory has been commonly used to model the mechanical behavior of clays. Yielding and normalized failure materials. For isotropically overconsolidated clays, the stress state will be inside the elastic zone

  9. Experimental Analysis of Yielding and Strain Localization of Moderately Overconsolidated Kaolin Clay

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    Prashant, Amit

    Clay Amit Prashant and Dayakar Penumadu 17th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, June 2004. Abstract Elasto-plasticity theory has been commonly used to model the mechanical behavior of clays. Yielding for frictional materials. For isotropically overconsolidated clays, the stress state will be inside the elastic

  10. Sediment storage and yield in an urbanized karst watershed Evan A. Harta,*, Stephen G. Schurgerb

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    Hart, Evan

    Sediment storage and yield in an urbanized karst watershed Evan A. Harta,*, Stephen G. Schurgerb, sinkholes and other drainage features control the temporal and spatial pattern of sediment storage across storage function of sinkholes and caves has not been investigated using a sediment budget approach

  11. Sugar yields from dilute sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide pretreatments and subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis of switchgrass

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    California at Riverside, University of

    Sugar yields from dilute sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide pretreatments and subsequent enzymatic Dilute sulfuric acid Sulfur dioxide Biofuels Switchgrass a b s t r a c t Dacotah switchgrass was pretreated with sulfuric acid concentrations of 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 wt.% at 140, 160, and 180 °C and with 1

  12. A Dynamic Inventory Control Policy Under Demand, Yield and Lead Time Uncertainties

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A Dynamic Inventory Control Policy Under Demand, Yield and Lead Time Uncertainties Mohamed Zied@lgi.ecp.fr, dallery@lgi.ecp.fr) ABSTRACT In this paper, we analyze a single-stage and single-item inventory control it. Keywords: inventory control, forecasts, cycle service level, fill rate, safety stock, policy

  13. Yield stresses in electrorheological fluids R. T. Bonnecazea) and J. F. Brady

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    previously for the dynamic simulation of an ER fluid. The static yield stress is determined from nonlinear;Gast & Zukoski, 1989; Klingenberg, 1990) and dynamic simulations (Klingenberg, 1990; Bonnecaze & Brady, dominates the rheology of the ER fluid at large electric field strengths. At the sametime the electrostatic

  14. Relationship of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function to tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide yield of cigarettes

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    Krzyzanowski, M.; Sherrill, D.L.; Paoletti, P.; Lebowitz, M.D. (National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw (Poland))

    1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The data from consecutive surveys of the Tucson Epidemiologic Study (1981-1988) were used to evaluate the relationship in cigarette smokers of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function to tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide (CO) yields of the cigarette. There were 690 subjects who reported smoking regularly in at least one survey, over age 15. After adjustment for intensity and duration of smoking and for depth of inhalation, the risk of chronic phlegm, cough, and dyspnea were not related to the tar and nicotine yields. In 414 subjects with pulmonary function tested in at least one of the three surveys the spirometric indices used were significantly related to the daily dose of tar, nicotine, and CO (product of the cigarette yield and daily number of cigarettes smoked). The effects were more pronounced for past than for current doses. However, the differentiation of pulmonary function due to various yields of cigarettes was small in comparison to the difference in pulmonary function between smokers and nonsmokers.

  15. Yield learning with line width, sample size and bridge resistance variation

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    Hussain, Wajid

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    observed the effects of certain noise sources such as line width variation, sample size and bridge resistance on yield learning, and determined how to account for them. In this research we will show that since line width variation is not random on a few...

  16. A differentiable dynamic network loading model that yields queue length distributions and accounts for spillback

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    A differentiable dynamic network loading model that yields queue length distributions and accounts, this is so because the kinematic wave model (KWM), the mainstay of traffic flow theory, only applies for spillback Carolina Osorio Gunnar Fl¨otter¨od Michel Bierlaire Abstract We derive a dynamic network

  17. Use of non-quadratic yield surfaces in design of optimal deep-draw blank geometry

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    Logan, R.W.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Planar anisotropy in the deep-drawing of sheet can lead to the formation of ears in cylindrical cups and to undesirable metal flow in the blankholder in the general case. For design analysis purposes in non-linear finite-element codes, this anisotropy is characterized by the use of an appropriate yield surface which is then implemented into codes such as DYNA3D . The quadratic Hill yield surface offers a relatively straightforward implementation and can be formulated to be invariant to the coordinate system. Non-quadratic yield surfaces can provide more realistic strength or strain increment ratios, but they may not provide invariance and thus demand certain approximations. Forms due to Hosford and Badat et al. have been shown to more accurately address the earning phenomenon. in this work, use is made of these non-quadratic yield surfaces in order to determine the optimal blank shape for cups and other shapes using ferrous and other metal blank materials with planar anisotropy. The analyses are compared to previous experimental studies on non-uniform blank motion due to anisotropy and asymmetric geometry.

  18. RATE SENSITIVITY OF PLASTIC FLOW AND IMPLICATIONS FOR YIELD-SURFACE VERTICES

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    RATE SENSITIVITY OF PLASTIC FLOW AND IMPLICATIONS FOR YIELD-SURFACE VERTICES Jwo PAN Stress; in recked form 29 Norember 1982) &tract-When crystalline slip is considered as the micromechanism of plastic sensitivity of plastic flow may be central to understanding the ambiguous conclusions from experimental

  19. Surface studies and implanted helium measurements following NOVA high-yield DT experiments

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    Stoyer, M.A.; Hudson, G.B.

    1997-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the results of three March 6, 1996 direct-drive high-yield DT NOVA experiments and provides `proof-of-principal` results for the quantitative measurement of energetic He ions. Semiconductor quality Si wafers and an amorphous carbon wafer were exposed to NOVA high-yield implosions. Surface damage was sub-micron in general, although the surface ablation was slightly greater for the carbon wafer than for the Si wafers. Melting of a thin ({approx} 0.1{mu}) layer of Si was evident from microscopic investigation. Electron microscopy indicated melted blobs of many different metals (e.g. Al, Au, Ta, Fe alloys, Cu and even Cd) on the surfaces. The yield measured by determining the numbers of atoms of implanted {sup 4}He and {sup 3}He indicate the number of DT fusions to be 9.1({plus_minus}2.3) X 10{sup 12} and DD fusions to be 4.8({plus_minus}1.0) x 10{sup 10}, respectively. The helium DT fusion yield is slightly lower than that of the Cu activation measurement, which was 1.3({plus_minus}0.l) x 10{sup 13} DT fusions.

  20. Evaluation of nanoparticle-immobilized cellulase for improved ethanol yield in simultaneous saccharification and fermentation reactions

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    Lupoi, Jason; Smith, Emily

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ethanol yields were 2.1 (P = 0.06) to 2.3 (P = 0.01) times higher in simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) reactions of microcrystalline cellulose when cellulase was physisorbed on silica nanoparticles compared to enzyme in solution. In SSF reactions, cellulose is hydrolyzed to glucose by cellulase while yeast simultaneously ferments glucose to ethanol. The 35 C temperature and the presence of ethanol in SSF reactions are not optimal conditions for cellulase. Immobilization onto solid supports can stabilize the enzyme and promote activity at non-optimum reaction conditions. Mock SSF reactions that did not contain yeast were used to measure saccharification products and identify the mechanism for the improved ethanol yield using immobilized cellulase. Cellulase adsorbed to 40 nm silica nanoparticles produced 1.6 times (P = 0.01) more glucose than cellulase in solution in 96 h at pH 4.8 and 35 C. There was no significant accumulation (<250 {mu}g) of soluble cellooligomers in either the solution or immobilized enzyme reactions. This suggests that the mechanism for the immobilized enzyme's improved glucose yield compared to solution enzyme is the increased conversion of insoluble cellulose hydrolysis products to soluble cellooligomers at 35 C and in the presence of ethanol. The results show that silica-immobilized cellulase can be used to produce increased ethanol yields in the conversion of lignocellulosic materials by SSF.

  1. Improved Criteria for Acceptable Yield Point Elongation in Surface Critical Steels

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    Dr. David Matlock; Dr. John Speer

    2007-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Yield point elongation (YPE) is considered undesirable in surface critical applications where steel is formed since "strain lines" or Luders bands are created during forming. This project will examine in detail the formation of luders bands in industrially relevant strain states including the influence of substrate properties and coatings on Luders appearance. Mechanical testing and surface profilometry were the primary methods of investigation.

  2. Planting density effects on lint yield and quality of three stacked gene cotton cultivars

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    Halfmann, Shane William

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    was a spit-plot design with four replications of three cultivars (SG 215 BG/RR, DP 555 BG/RR, ST 4892 BG/RR) in densities ranging from 74 to 222 thousand plants hectare-1. Plant density had no significant effect on lint yield in 2003 or 2004. However...

  3. Investigation of a xenia effect for yield caused by the waxy gene in grain sorghum

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    Kuhlman, Leslie Charles

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    GenotypexTesterxLocation (g-1)(t-1)(l-1) MS GTL ? 2 e + r? 2 gtl Error (r-1)(gtl-1) MS e ? 2 e Total rgtl-1 22 Results and Discussion Analysis by Environments Halfway, Texas 2003 Analysis of variance for grain yield shows significant...

  4. Vegetation and wildfire controls on sediment yield in bedrock Roman A. DiBiase1

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    , tectonics, and wildfire. Predicting landscape response to these pertur- bations demands a quantitative scale, our measurements match records of postfire sediment yield from nearby retention basins. Contrary-term landscape evolution, and increasing fire frequency in response to climate change may not result

  5. Effects of soil areation on trunk growth, yield and nut quality of pecan

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    Chapman, Dan Lynn

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of three soil aerators on trunk growth, yield, nut size, and percent kernel of pecan were studied at Frio, Medina, and San Saba Counties in Texas in 1993 and 1994. A complete randomized block design was used in each location to compare...

  6. Stability yields a PTAS for k-Median and k-Means Clustering Pranjal Awasthi

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    Blum, Avrim

    Stability yields a PTAS for k-Median and k-Means Clustering Pranjal Awasthi Carnegie Mellon and k-means clustering in Euclidean spaces, in the setting where k is part of the input (not a constant). For the k-means problem, Ostrovsky et al. [18] show that if the optimal (k-1)-means clustering of the input

  7. Improving Crop Yield and Water Productivity by Ecological Sanitation and Water Harvesting in South Africa

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    , University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa *S Supporting Information and fertility constraints in rain- fed smallholder agriculture in South Africa, namely in situ water harvesting significantly increased maize yields by 12% and transpiration by 2% on average across South Africa. In situ

  8. Bauschinger effect and multiaxial yield behavior of stress-reversed mild steel

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    Chen, Z.; Maekawa, Syuji; Takeda, Takenobu

    1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thin-walled cylindrical specimens subjected to torsional prestraining are stress-reversed along the Bauschinger curve. The Bauschinger effect (BE), yield behavior, and flow behavior of the stress-reversed mild steel were examined by using combined loadings of axial load, internal pressure, and torsion. The results indicate that the stress-reversed steel has the same yield stress as 0.2% offset strain in reloading tests of forward and reverse torsion, when the reverse strain is {bar {epsilon}}{sub 1}{sup p} = 0.77%. Furthermore, it is possible to cause the yield stresses in forward and reverse torsion to coincide in any offset strain. The yield locus of the stress-reversed steel is symmetric with respect to the tensile stress axis in a tension-torsion stress field. However, it has been found to be an anisotropy in the stress-reversed steel, and the magnitude of anisotropy is related to the offset strain. For example, there is a stronger anisotropy at 0.2% offset strain than at 2% offset strain, even though the BE is eliminated for the former. It is shown that the reduction in the BE by stress reversal is concerned with the relief o the long-range back-stress generated by prestraining. Besides, the roles of aging in the stress-aging process lie in the contributions to age hardening and development of directional back-stress.

  9. Evaluation of yield regulation options for primary forest in Tapajos National Forest, Brazil

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    Evaluation of yield regulation options for primary forest in Tapajo´s National Forest, Brazil PaulJN, Scotland b Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazo^nia (IMAZON), CEP 66060-160 Bele´m, Brazil c Projeto Dendrogene, EMBRAPA, CEP 66095-100 Bele´m, Brazil Received 23 November 2005; received

  10. Solvothermal-Assisted Exfoliation Process to Produce Graphene with High Yield and High Quality

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    Gao, Hongjun

    Solvothermal-Assisted Exfoliation Process to Produce Graphene with High Yield and High Quality Wen produced by a solvothermal-assisted exfoliation process in a highly polar organic solvent, acetonitrile interactions between graphene and acetonitrile facilitate the exfoliation and dispersion of graphene

  11. CHANGES IN QUANTUM YIELD OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN THE RED ALGA Porphyridium cruentum

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    Govindjee

    CHANGES IN QUANTUM YIELD OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN THE RED ALGA Porphyridium cruentum CAUSED BY STEPWISE From the Photosynthesis Research Laboratory, Botany Department, University of Illinois, Urbana. Dr of photosynthesis in the red alga Porphyridium cruentum, and the spectral compo- sition of light, changed

  12. A comprehensive constitutive law for waxy crude oil: A thixotropic yield stress fluid

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    A comprehensive constitutive law for waxy crude oil: A thixotropic yield stress fluid Christopher J features of waxy crude oils. We first develop a series of model crude oils, which are characterized the model crude oil under conditions of imposed steady shearing. These instabilities are a result

  13. Rheo-PIV Analysis of the Yielding and Flow of Model Waxy Crude Oils

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    Rheo-PIV Analysis of the Yielding and Flow of Model Waxy Crude Oils Christopher J. Dimitriou@mit.edu Abstract Waxes are a commonly encountered precipitate that can result in gelation of crude oils behavior similar to waxy crude oils encountered in production scenarios. To study the consequences

  14. Improved Product-Per-Glucose Yields in P450-Dependent Propane Biotransformations

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    Arnold, Frances H.

    ARTICLE Improved Product-Per-Glucose Yields in P450-Dependent Propane Biotransformations Using propane monooxygenase prepared by directed evolu- tion [P450PMOR2; Fasan et al. (2007); Angew Chem Int Ed of the energy source (glucose) in the propane biotransformation com- pared to the native E. coli strain. Using

  15. Yield Asymmetry Design of Magnesium Alloys by Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

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    Li, Dongsheng; Joshi, Vineet V.; Lavender, Curt A.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Ahzi, Said

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deformation asymmetry of magnesium alloys is an important factor on machine design in automobile industry. Represented by the ratio of compressive yield stress (CYS) against tensile yield stress (TYS), deformation asymmetry is strongly related to microstructure, characterized by texture and grain size. Modified intermediate phi-model, a polycrystalline viscoplasticity model, is used to predict the deformation behavior of magnesium alloys with different grain sizes. Validated with experimental results, integrated computational materials engineering is applied to find out the route in achieving desired asymmetry by thermomechanical processing. In some texture, for example, rolled texture, CYS/TYS is smaller than 1 under different loading directions. In some texture, for example, extruded texture, asymmetry is large along normal direction. Starting from rolled texture, the asymmetry will increased to close to 1 along rolling direction after compressed to a strain of 0.2. Our model shows that grain refinement increases CYS/TYS. Besides texture control, grain refinement can also optimize the yield asymmetry. After the grain size decreased to a critical value, CYS/TYS reaches to 1 since CYS increases much faster than TYS. By tailoring the microstructure using texture control and grain refinement, it is achievable to optimize yield asymmetry in wrought magnesium alloys.

  16. Method and apparatus for increasing the durability and yield of thin film photovoltaic devices

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    Phillips, James E. (Newark, DE); Lasswell, Patrick G. (Newark, DE)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thin film photovoltaic cells having a pair of semiconductor layers between an opaque and a transparent electrical contact are manufactured in a method which includes the step of scanning one of the semiconductor layers to determine the location of any possible shorting defect. Upon the detection of such defect, the defect is eliminated to increase the durability and yield of the photovoltaic device.

  17. The Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Bioenergy Sorghum Yield and Quality 

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    Zilahi-Sebess, Szilvia

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is one of the prospective crops that may be used to produce biofuels in the future. Therefore, it is of interest to find management practices that improve both the production of biomass yield and quality...

  18. Hierarchical Silica Nanostructures Inspired by Diatom Algae Yield Superior Deformability, Toughness, and Strength

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    Buehler, Markus J.

    Hierarchical Silica Nanostructures Inspired by Diatom Algae Yield Superior Deformability, Toughness algae that is mainly composed of amorphous silica, which features a hierarchical structure that ranges in diatom algae as a basis to study a bioinspired nanoporous material implemented in crystalline silica. We

  19. Effects on milk yield and composition of infusions of different levels

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Effects on milk yield and composition of infusions of different levels and natures of energy of propionic acid. However, pro- pionic infusion did not always lead to an increase in protein content (Hurtaud explain this effect. A rumen infusion of propionic acid (13.41 mol/d) was compared with water as a nega

  20. Effects on milk yield and composition of infusions of volatile fatty acids and caseinate into

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Effects on milk yield and composition of infusions of volatile fatty acids and caseinate isoenergetic infusions of either a low (17 mol/day of 64% acetic, 21% propionic and 15% butyric acids) or high that with infusions, energy and nitrogen needs were met and consisted of 60% maize silage, 10% hay, 21.5% energy

  1. Characterization of G×E Interactions on Yield and Quality of Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)

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    Sharma, Sat Pal

    2014-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    and ‘Da Vinci’ (reticulatus type) the reduction in yield was 24% and 30%, respectively in 2012. No adverse impact of DI was observed on fruit quality. Further, DI enhanced root length intensity (L_(a); cm?cm^(-2)) in cv. Mission, maintained it in cv. Da...

  2. Maximal Sum of Metabolic Exchange Fluxes Outperforms Biomass Yield as a Predictor of Growth Rate of

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    Ruppin, Eytan

    to CO2. CO2, the main product of cellular catabolism, was necessarily released from the cell in nearly.g., predictions of biomass yield using GEnome- scale metabolic Models (GEMs)] or notably require many empirical) in a genome-scale metabolic model. SUMEX successfully predicts relative microbial growth rates across species

  3. Yield criteria for quasibrittle and frictional materials Davide Bigoni *, Andrea Piccolroaz

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    Piccolroaz, Andrea

    to soil, concrete, rock, metallic and composite powders, metallic foams, porous metals, and polymers denomination for soil, concrete, rock, granular media, coal, cast iron, ice, porous metals, metallic foams. Keywords: Yield criteria; Elastic­plastic material; Concrete; Foam material; Geological material; Granular

  4. Optimization of Yield in Magnetic Cell Separations Using Nickel Nanowires of Different Lengths

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    Chen, Christopher S.

    Optimization of Yield in Magnetic Cell Separations Using Nickel Nanowires of Different Lengths Anne in this area is electrodeposited nanowires (8). These nanowires have several properties that make them- lectively electrodeposited along the growth axis (9). Unlike the beads, which are composed of magnetic

  5. Quantum Yield Measurement in a Multicolor Chromophore Solution Using a Nanocavity

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    Enderlein, Jörg

    the coupling of its dipole transition to the electromagnetic field, thus leading to a modification of determining fluorescence quantum yields in complex systems and can be used for a big variety of fluorescence, the QY can be determined by monitoring the modification of the fluorescence lifetime of a chromophore

  6. 2010 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig

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    1 2010 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig Crop and Soil Sciences The bean breeding program initiated its second season on the new 250 acre research farm, Saginaw of the BeanCAP project. Plots in Frankenmuth suffered from severe drought (3.35 inches rain fromplanting

  7. 2011 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig

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    39 2011 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, E. Wright, N. Blakely, and J. Heilig Crop and Soil Sciences The bean breeding program initiated its third season on the new 320 acre research farm, Saginaw; 48-entry prelim red/pink test; 30-entry prelim FM test; 32-entry USDA red/pink test; 300-entry Bean

  8. Transient Shear Banding in a Simple Yield Stress Fluid Thibaut Divoux,1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    region with a vanishing local shear rate loc = 0 and a fluidized region sheared at loc = c. Besides, var that somewhat blur the above distinction. First, non-thixotropic nonad- hesive emulsions, for which magnetic resonance velocime- try coupled to wide-gap rheology shows simple yielding behavior [12], were found

  9. Arrested Chain Growth During Magnetic Directed Particle Assembly in Yield Stress Matrix Fluids

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    Doyle, Patrick S.

    . Using particle- level simulations with a simple yield stress model, we find that chain growth follows.17 For example, Feng and Joseph demonstrated that spherical particles dispersed in viscoelastic Boger stress matrix fluids to prevent sedimentation in MR suspensions has motivated questions about the effects

  10. Improved Yield and Diverse Finished Bacterial Genomes using Pacific Biosciences RS II SMRT Sequencing

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    Weber, David J.

    Improved Yield and Diverse Finished Bacterial Genomes using Pacific Biosciences RS II SMRT-Cruz, Alvaro Godinez, Luke J. Tallon Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, effective, and highly accurate platform for generation of complete microbial genome sequences. As early

  11. ORIGINAL PAPER Predicting the growth and yield of Pinus radiata in Bolivia

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ORIGINAL PAPER Predicting the growth and yield of Pinus radiata in Bolivia Gustavo Guzmán & Timo is the most widely planted conifer in the Inter-Andean Valleys of Bolivia. However, Bolivia lacks knowledge Prefectural, Cochabamba, Bolivia T. Pukkala :S. de-Miguel Faculty of Science and Forestry, University

  12. Team Identity and Performance-based Compensation Effects on Performance

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    Blazovich, Janell L.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    ). Results indicate that while the combination of team and individual performance-based compensation results in the highest performance, the incremental performance boost is higher from the first performance-based reward strategy, regardless of whether...

  13. Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    An Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) is a partnership between a system owner and an Energy Services Company (ESCO). The ESCO conducts a comprehensive energy audit for the facility under...

  14. Healthcare Project Performance Benchmarks

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Reports five major performance metrics that can be used to benchmark proposed energy service company projects within the healthcare industry, disaggregated and reported by major retrofit strategy. Author: U.S. Department of Energy

  15. High Performance Sustainable Building

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

    2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements of DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Cancels DOE G 413.3-6.

  16. Improving Deaerator Performance

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    Dyer, D. F.; Maples, G.

    The objectives of deaeration of feedwater are reviewed. A discussion of appropriate test data and methods for assessing deaerator performance are given. Analysis procedures are developed to analyze the test data. Typical problems such as over...

  17. Predicting Steam Turbine Performance

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    Harriz, J. T.

    ," PREDICTING STEAM TURBINE PERFORMANCE James T. Harriz, EIT Waterland, Viar & Associates, Inc. Wilmington, Delaware ABSTRACT Tracking the performance of extraction, back pressure and condensing steam turbines is a crucial part... energy) and test data are presented. Techniques for deriving efficiency curves from each source are described. These techniques can be applied directly to any steam turbine reliability study effort. INTRODUCTION As the cost of energy resources...

  18. Performance assurance program plan

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    Rogers, B.H.

    1997-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    B and W Protec, Inc. (BWP) is responsible for implementing the Performance Assurance Program for the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) in accordance with DOE Order 470.1, Safeguards and Security Program (DOE 1995a). The Performance Assurance Program applies to safeguards and security (SAS) systems and their essential components (equipment, hardware, administrative procedures, Protective Force personnel, and other personnel) in direct support of Category I and H special nuclear material (SNM) protection. Performance assurance includes several Hanford Site activities that conduct performance, acceptance, operability, effectiveness, and validation tests. These activities encompass areas of training, exercises, quality assurance, conduct of operations, total quality management, self assessment, classified matter protection and control, emergency preparedness, and corrective actions tracking and trending. The objective of the Performance Assurance Program is to capture the critical data of the tests, training, etc., in a cost-effective, manageable program that reflects the overall effectiveness of the program while minimizing operational impacts. To aid in achieving this objective, BWP will coordinate the Performance Assurance Program for Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) and serve as the central point for data collection.

  19. Repository performance confirmation.

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    Hansen, Francis D.

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Repository performance confirmation links the technical bases of repository science and societal acceptance. This paper explores the myriad aspects of what has been labeled performance confirmation in U.S. programs, which involves monitoring as a collection of distinct activities combining technical and social significance in radioactive waste management. This paper is divided into four parts: (1) A distinction is drawn between performance confirmation monitoring and other testing and monitoring objectives; (2) A case study illustrates confirmation activities integrated within a long-term testing and monitoring strategy for Yucca Mountain; (3) A case study reviews compliance monitoring developed and implemented for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; and (4) An approach for developing, evaluating and implementing the next generation of performance confirmation monitoring is presented. International interest in repository monitoring is exhibited by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme 'Monitoring Developments for Safe Repository Operation and Staged Closure' (MoDeRn) Project. The MoDeRn partners are considering the role of monitoring in a phased approach to the geological disposal of radioactive waste. As repository plans advance in different countries, the need to consider monitoring strategies within a controlled framework has become more apparent. The MoDeRn project pulls together technical and societal experts to assimilate a common understanding of a process that could be followed to develop a monitoring program. A fundamental consideration is the differentiation of confirmation monitoring from the many other testing and monitoring activities. Recently, the license application for Yucca Mountain provided a case study including a technical process for meeting regulatory requirements to confirm repository performance as well as considerations related to the preservation of retrievability. The performance confirmation plan developed as part of the Yucca Mountain license application identified a broad suite of monitoring activities. A revision of the plan was expected to winnow the number of activities down to a manageable size. As a result, an objective process for the next stage of performance confirmation planning was developed as an integral part of an overarching long-term testing and monitoring strategy. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance monitoring program at once reflects its importance to stakeholders while demonstrating adequate understanding of relevant monitoring parameters. The compliance criteria were stated by regulation and are currently monitored as part of the regulatory rule for disposal. At the outset, the screening practice and parameter selection were not predicated on a direct or indirect correlation to system performance metrics, as was the case for Yucca Mountain. Later on, correlation to performance was established, and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant continues to monitor ten parameters originally identified in the compliance certification documentation. The monitoring program has proven to be effective for the technical intentions and societal or public assurance. The experience with performance confirmation in the license application process for Yucca Mountain helped identify an objective, quantitative methodology for this purpose. Revision of the existing plan would be based on findings of the total system performance assessment. Identification and prioritization of confirmation activities would then derive from performance metrics associated with performance assessment. Given the understanding of repository performance confirmation, as reviewed in this paper, it is evident that the performance confirmation program for the Yucca Mountain project could be readily re-engaged if licensing activities resumed.

  20. Basic Electropolishing Process Research and Development in Support of Improved Reliable Performance SRF Cavities for the Future Accelerator

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    H. Tian, C.E. Reece,M.J. Kelley

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Future accelerators require unprecedented cavity performance, which is strongly influenced by interior surface nanosmoothness. Electropolishing is the technique of choice to be developed for high-field superconducting radiofrequency cavities. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and related techniques point to the electropolishing mechanism of Nb in a sulfuric and hydrofluoric acid electrolyte of controlled by a compact surface salt film under F- diffusion-limited mass transport control. These and other findings are currently guiding a systematic characterization to form the basis for cavity process optimization, such as flowrate, electrolyte composition and temperature. This integrated analysis is expected to provide optimum EP parameter sets for a controlled, reproducible and uniform surface leveling for Nb SRF cavities.

  1. {Upsilon}(1S){yields}{gamma}f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525); f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525){yields}K{sub S}{sup 0}K{sub S}{sup 0} decays

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    Besson, D.; Hogan, D. P. [University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 (United States); Pedlar, T. K. [Luther College, Decorah, Iowa 52101 (United States); Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Hietala, J.; Zweber, P. [University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States); Dobbs, S.; Metreveli, Z.; Seth, K. K.; Tomaradze, A.; Xiao, T. [Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States); Brisbane, S.; Martin, L.; Powell, A.; Spradlin, P.; Wilkinson, G. [University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Mendez, H. [University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, 00681 (Puerto Rico); Ge, J. Y.; Miller, D. H.; Shipsey, I. P. J. [Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on a study of exclusive radiative decays of the {Upsilon}(1S) resonance into a final state consisting of a photon and two K{sub S}{sup 0} candidates. We find evidence for a signal for {Upsilon}(1S){yields}{gamma}f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525); f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525){yields}{gamma}K{sub S}{sup 0}K{sub S}{sup 0}, at a rate B({Upsilon}(1S){yields}{gamma}f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525))=(4.0{+-}1.3{+-}0.6)x10{sup -5}, consistent with previous observations of {Upsilon}(1S){yields}{gamma}f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525); f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525){yields}K{sup +}K{sup -}, and isospin. Combining this branching fraction with existing branching fraction measurements of {Upsilon}(1S){yields}{gamma}f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525) and J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525), we obtain the ratio of branching fractions: B({Upsilon}(1S){yields}{gamma}f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525))/B(J/{psi}{yields}{gamma}f{sub 2}{sup '}(1525))=0.09{+-}0.02, approximately consistent with expectations based on soft-collinear effective theory.

  2. Table 1 -ESTIMATED REDUCTION IN 1985 COTTON YIELDS RESULTING FROM INSECTDAMAGE TOTAL YIELD 13,622 bales INSECTS Loss in AL AZ AR CA FL GA LA MS MO NM NC OK SC TN TX VA No.

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    Ray, David

    Average cost for all states nTotal yield for all states o Total acres for all states *Does not include BWE cost

  3. Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...

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

    High Performance Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery System Based on Zintl Phase Materials with Embedded Nanoparticles Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...

  4. PV performance modeling workshop summary report.

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    Stein, Joshua S.; Tasca, Coryne Adelle (SRA International, Inc., Fairfax, VA); Cameron, Christopher P.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the development of a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project, predicting expected energy production from a system is a key part of understanding system value. System energy production is a function of the system design and location, the mounting configuration, the power conversion system, and the module technology, as well as the solar resource. Even if all other variables are held constant, annual energy yield (kWh/kWp) will vary among module technologies because of differences in response to low-light levels and temperature. A number of PV system performance models have been developed and are in use, but little has been published on validation of these models or the accuracy and uncertainty of their output. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program, Sandia National Laboratories organized a PV Performance Modeling Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 22-23, 2010. The workshop was intended to address the current state of PV system models, develop a path forward for establishing best practices on PV system performance modeling, and set the stage for standardization of testing and validation procedures for models and input parameters. This report summarizes discussions and presentations from the workshop, as well as examines opportunities for collaborative efforts to develop objective comparisons between models and across sites and applications.

  5. Advanced Detector Research - Fabrication and Testing of 3D Active-Edge Silicon Sensors: High Speed, High Yield

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    Parker, Sherwood I

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of 3D silicon radiation sensors employing electrodes fabricated perpendicular to the sensor surfaces to improve fabrication yields and increasing pulse speeds.

  6. Biomass yields for small trees, shrubs, and herbs in northern lake states forests. Forest Service research paper

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    Smith, W.B.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biomass yield information by forest type is presented for lesser vegetation in northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota based on data from recent field inventories.

  7. Improving Biomass Yields: High Biomass, Low Input Dedicated Energy Crops to Enable a Full Scale Bioenergy Industry

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    None

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Broad Funding Opportunity Announcement Project: Ceres is developing bigger and better grasses for use in biofuels. The bigger the grass yield, the more biomass, and more biomass means more biofuel per acre. Using biotechnology, Ceres is developing grasses that will grow bigger with less fertilizer than current grass varieties. Hardier, higher-yielding grass also requires less land to grow and can be planted in areas where other crops can’t grow instead of in prime agricultural land. Ceres is conducting multi-year trials in Arizona, Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia which have already resulted in grass yields with as much as 50% more biomass than yields from current grass varieties.

  8. CANDU human performance analysis

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    Walker, I.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An evaluation of human performance is presented in this paper in the context of the operational safety management system. To focus on problems, an experience review program has been developed to establish trends, demonstrate the degree of compliance with standards, and determine the causes of poor performance. The primary method by which the experience review takes place is significant event reporting (SER). A significant event is an incident that causes an undesirable effect on safety, product quality, environmental protection, or product cost. In spite of advanced technology and the degree of automation of the Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) design, mistakes and malfunctions to occur. Considerable effort has been made to prevent or reduce the incidence of error. The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations developed a system to analyze human error, called the Human Performance Evaluation System (HPES). To encourage an open exchange of information, the system is anonymous and nonpunitive. All data gathered during HPES evaluations are kept confidential.

  9. Study of the B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} decay and measurement of the B{sup -}{yields}X(3872)K{sup -} branching fraction

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    Aubert, B.; Barate, R.; Boutigny, D.; Couderc, F.; Gaillard, J.-M.; Hicheur, A.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J. P.; Tisserand, V.; Zghiche, A. [Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, F-74941 Annecy-le-Vieux (France); Palano, A.; Pompili, A. [Universita di Bari, Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Chen, J.C.; Qi, N.D.; Rong, G.; Wang, P.; Zhu, Y. S. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100039 (China); Eigen, G.; Ofte, I.; Stugu, B. [University of Bergen, Inst. of Physics, N-5007 Bergen (Norway)] [and others

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the decay B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} using 117x10{sup 6} BB events collected at the Y(4S) resonance with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} asymmetric-energy storage ring. We measure the branching fractions B (B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})=(116{+-}7(stat.){+-}9(syst.))x10{sup -5} and B (B{sup -}{yields}X(3872)K{sup -})x B (X(3872){yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})=(1.28{+-}0.41)x10{sup -5} and find the mass of the X(3872) to be 3873.4{+-}1.4 MeV/c{sup 2}. We search for the h{sub c} narrow state in the decay B{sup -}{yields}h{sub c}K{sup -}, h{sub c}{yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} and for the decay B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}D{sup 0}{pi}{sup -}, with D{sup 0}{yields}K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}. We set the 90% C.L. limits B(B{sup -}{yields}h{sub c}K{sup -})xB(h{sub c}{yields}J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})<3.4x10{sup -6} and B(B{sup -}{yields}J/{psi}D{sup 0}{pi}{sup -})<5.2x10{sup -5}.

  10. Why methyl tert-butyl ether production by reactive distillation may yield multiple solutions

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    Hauan, S.; Hertzberg, T.; Lien, K.M. [Univ. of Trondheim (Norway)

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents an explanation of why methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) production by reactive distillation may yield multiple solutions. Widely different composition profiles and conversions may, as already reported by Krishna and others, results with identical column specifications, depending on the initial estimates provided. A hypothesis yielding a qualitative understanding of this phenomenon has been developed. The inert n-butene plays a key role in the proposed explanation: As the reaction mixture is diluted with n-butene, the activity coefficient of methanol increases substantially and the temperature decreases. This dilution has a profound effect on the equilibrium conversion, enabling MTBE to escape from the reactive zone without decomposition. When methanol is fed below or in the lower part of the reactive zone of the column, the ``lifting capacity`` of the minimum boiling point MTBE-methanol azeotrope will also be important.

  11. Calibration methodology for proportional counters applied to yield measurements of a neutron burst

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    Tarifeño-Saldivia, Ariel, E-mail: atarifeno@cchen.cl, E-mail: atarisal@gmail.com; Pavez, Cristian; Soto, Leopoldo [Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile) [Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile); Center for Research and Applications in Plasma Physics and Pulsed Power, P4, Santiago (Chile); Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Andres Bello, Republica 220, Santiago (Chile); Mayer, Roberto E. [Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402AGP (Argentina)] [Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402AGP (Argentina)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper introduces a methodology for the yield measurement of a neutron burst using neutron proportional counters. This methodology is to be applied when single neutron events cannot be resolved in time by nuclear standard electronics, or when a continuous current cannot be measured at the output of the counter. The methodology is based on the calibration of the counter in pulse mode, and the use of a statistical model to estimate the number of detected events from the accumulated charge resulting from the detection of the burst of neutrons. The model is developed and presented in full detail. For the measurement of fast neutron yields generated from plasma focus experiments using a moderated proportional counter, the implementation of the methodology is herein discussed. An experimental verification of the accuracy of the methodology is presented. An improvement of more than one order of magnitude in the accuracy of the detection system is obtained by using this methodology with respect to previous calibration methods.

  12. Constraining the axion portal with B{yields}Kl{sup +}l{sup -}

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    Freytsis, Marat; Thaler, Jesse [Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Theoretical Physics Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Ligeti, Zoltan [Theoretical Physics Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the bounds on axionlike states from flavor-changing neutral current b{yields}s decays, assuming the axion couples to the standard model through mixing with the Higgs sector. Such GeV-scale axions have received renewed attention in connection with observed cosmic ray excesses. We find that existing B{yields}Kl{sup +}l{sup -} data impose stringent bounds on the axion decay constant in the multi-TeV range, relevant for constraining the 'axion portal' model of dark matter. Such bounds also constrain light Higgs scenarios in the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model. These bounds can be improved by dedicated searches in B-factory data and at LHCb.

  13. Inclusive hadron yields from D{sub s}{sup +} decays

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    Dobbs, S.; Metreveli, Z.; Seth, K. K.; Tan, B. J. Y.; Tomaradze, A. [Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States); Libby, J.; Martin, L.; Powell, A.; Thomas, C.; Wilkinson, G. [University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Mendez, H. [University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681 (Puerto Rico); Ge, J. Y.; Miller, D. H.; Shipsey, I. P. J.; Xin, B. [Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Adams, G. S.; Hu, D.; Moziak, B.; Napolitano, J. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); Ecklund, K. M. [Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005 (United States)] (and others)

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the inclusive decays of D{sub s}{sup +} mesons, using data collected near the D{sub s}*{sup {+-}}D{sub s}{sup {+-}} peak production energy E{sub cm}=4170 MeV by the CLEO-c detector. We report the inclusive yields of D{sub s}{sup +} decays to K{sup +}X, K{sup -}X, K{sub S}{sup 0}X, {pi}{sup +}X, {pi}{sup -}X, {pi}{sup 0}X, {eta}X, {eta}{sup '}X, {phi}X, {omega}X, and f{sub 0}(980)X, and also decays into pairs of kaons, D{sub s}{sup +}{yields}KKX. Using these measurements, we obtain an overview of D{sub s}{sup +} decays.

  14. The yielding of concentrated cohesive suspensions can be deformation rate dependent

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    Richard Buscall; Peter J. Scales; Anthony D. Stickland; Hui-En Teo; Tiara E. Kusuma; Sayuri Rubasingha; Daniel R. Lester

    2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The yielding of concentrated cohesive suspensions can be deformation-rate dependent. One consquence of this is that a single suspension can present in one several different ways, depending upon how it is tested, or more generally, how it is caused to flow. We have seen variously Herschel-Bulkley flow, highly non-monotonic flow curves and highly erratic or chaotic yield, all in one suspension. In controlled-rate testing one sees a systematic effect of deformation rate. In controlled stress testing, matters are more subtle. Whereas step-stress creep testing will elicit reproducible behaviour, any attempt to determine a flow curve by, e.g. stepping up or sweeping stress at an inappropriate rate can lead to highly irreproducible behaviour.

  15. e{sup +}e{sup -{yields}{mu}+{mu}-} scattering in the noncommutative standard model

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    Prakash, Abhishodh; Mitra, Anupam; Das, Prasanta Kumar [Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus, NH-17B, Zuarinagar, Goa 403726 (India)

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study muon pair production e{sup +}e{sup -{yields}{mu}+{mu}-} in the noncommutative (NC) extension of the standard model using the Seiberg-Witten maps of this to the second order of the noncommutative parameter {Theta}{sub {mu}{nu}}. Using O({Theta}{sup 2}) Feynman rules, we find the O({Theta}{sup 4}) cross section (with all other lower order contributions simply cancelled) for the pair production. The momentum dependent O({Theta}{sup 2}) NC interaction significantly modifies the cross section and angular distributions which are different from the commuting standard model. We study the collider signatures of the space-time noncommutativity at the International Linear Collider (ILC) and find that the process e{sup +}e{sup -{yields}{mu}+{mu}-} can probe the NC scale {Lambda} in the range 0.8-1.0 TeV for typical ILC energy ranges.

  16. Lepton-flavor-violating decay {tau}{yields}{mu}{mu}{mu} at the CERN LHC

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    Giffels, M.; Stahl, A. [III. Physikalisches Institut, RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen (Germany); Kallarackal, J. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, RWTH Aachen, 52074 Aachen (Germany); Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Kraemer, M.; O'Leary, B. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, RWTH Aachen, 52074 Aachen (Germany)

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lepton-flavor-violating {tau} decays are predicted in many extensions of the standard model at a rate observable at future collider experiments. In this article we focus on the decay {tau}{yields}{mu}{mu}{mu}, which is a promising channel to observe lepton-flavor violation at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We present analytic expressions for the differential decay width derived from a model-independent effective Lagrangian with general four-fermion operators, and estimate the experimental acceptance for detecting the decay {tau}{yields}{mu}{mu}{mu} at the LHC. Specific emphasis is given to decay angular distributions and how they can be used to discriminate new physics models. We provide specific predictions for various extensions of the standard model, including supersymmetric, little Higgs, and technicolor models.

  17. Photo-dissociation quantum yields of mammalian oxyhemoglobin investigated by a nanosecond laser technique

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    Yang Ningli [Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Zhang Shuyi [Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)]. E-mail: zhangsy@nju.edu.cn; Kuo Paokuang [Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Qu Min [Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Fang Jianwen [Department of Physics, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004 (China); Li Jiahuang [Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Hua Zichun [Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2007-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The photo-dissociations of oxyhemoglobin of several mammals, such as human, bovine, pig, horse, and rabbit, have been studied. By means of optical pump-probe technique, the quantum yields for photo-dissociation of these oxyhemoglobin have been determined at pH 7 and 20 {sup o}C. A nanosecond laser at 532 nm is used as the pumping source, and a xenon lamp through a monochrometer provides a probe light at 432 nm. The experimental results show that the quantum yields of these mammalian oxyhemoglobin are different from each other, especially for that of rabbit. By analyzing the amino acid sequences and tetramer structures as well as the flexibility and hydrophobicity of the different hemoglobin, possible explanations for the differences are proposed.

  18. Measurement of Scintillation and Ionization Yield and Scintillation Pulse Shape from Nuclear Recoils in Liquid Argon

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    H. Cao; T. Alexander; A. Aprahamian; R. Avetisyan; H. O. Back; A. G. Cocco; F. DeJongh; G. Fiorillo; C. Galbiati; L. Grandi; Y. Guardincerri; C. Kendziora; W. H. Lippincott; C. Love; S. Lyons; L. Manenti; C. J. Martoff; Y. Meng; D. Montanari; P. Mosteiro; D. Olvitt; S. Pordes; H. Qian; B. Rossi; R. Saldanha; S. Sangiorgio; K. Siegl; S. Y. Strauss; W. Tan; J. Tatarowicz; S. Walker; H. Wang; A. W. Watson; S. Westerdale; J. Yoo

    2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We have measured the scintillation and ionization yield of recoiling nuclei in liquid argon as a function of applied electric field by exposing a dual-phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr-TPC) to a low energy pulsed narrowband neutron beam produced at the Notre Dame Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics. Liquid scintillation counters were arranged to detect and identify neutrons scattered in the TPC and to select the energy of the recoiling nuclei. We report measurements of the scintillation yields for nuclear recoils with energies from 10.3 to 57.2 keV and for applied electric fields from 0 to 1000 V/cm. For the ionization yields, we report measurements from 16.9 to 57.2 keV and for electric fields from 50 to 500 V/cm. We also report the observation of an anti-correlation between scintillation and ionization from nuclear recoils, which is similar to the anti-correlation between scintillation and ionization from electron recoils. Assuming that the energy partition in excitons and ion pairs of $^{83m}$Kr internal conversion electrons is comparable to that of $^{207}$Bi conversion electrons, we obtained the numbers of excitons ($N_{\\rm ex}$) and ion pairs ($N_{\\rm i}$) and their ratio ($N_{\\rm ex}$/$N_{\\rm i}$) produced by nuclear recoils from 16.9 to 57.2 keV. Motivated by arguments suggesting direction sensitivity in LAr-TPC signals due to columnar recombination, a comparison of the light and charge yield of recoils parallel and perpendicular to the applied electric field is presented for the first time.

  19. Experimental and analytical studies of hydrocarbon yields under dry-, steam-, and steam-with-propane distillation

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    Jaiswal, Namit

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDIES OF HYDROCARBON YIELDS UNDER DRY-, STEAM-, AND STEAM-WITH- PROPANE DISTILLATION A Dissertation by NAMIT JAISWAL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University...-WITH- PROPANE-DISTILLATION A Dissertation by NAMIT JAISWAL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved...

  20. Potential methods of revising USDA quality and yield grade standards for mature carcass cows

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    Hodgson, Rodney Robert

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    be misleading because market prices for quality grades below Commercial typically are higher for "poorer" quality carcasses. Only rib, loin and a few other cow carcass cuts are merchandised fresh. Yield and quality grade systems need to be refined to better... a single standard for the grading and labeling of steer, heifer and cow beef from "Medium, " "Common, " and "Low Cutter" to "Commercial, " "Utility" and "Canner, " respectively. In 1941, the following grade terminology for all beef...

  1. Measurement of Scintillation and Ionization Yield and Scintillation Pulse Shape from Nuclear Recoils in Liquid Argon

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    H. Cao; T. Alexander; A. Aprahamian; R. Avetisyan; H. O. Back; A. G. Cocco; F. DeJongh; G. Fiorillo; C. Galbiati; L. Grandi; Y. Guardincerri; C. Kendziora; W. H. Lippincott; C. Love; S. Lyons; L. Manenti; C. J. Martoff; Y. Meng; D. Montanari; P. Mosteiro; D. Olvitt; S. Pordes; H. Qian; B. Rossi; R. Saldanha; S. Sangiorgio; K. Siegl; S. Y. Strauss; W. Tan; J. Tatarowicz; S. Walker; H. Wang; A. W. Watson; S. Westerdale; J. Yoo

    2015-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We have measured the scintillation and ionization yield of recoiling nuclei in liquid argon as a function of applied electric field by exposing a dual-phase liquid argon time projection chamber (LAr-TPC) to a low energy pulsed narrow band neutron beam produced at the Notre Dame Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics. Liquid scintillation counters were arranged to detect and identify neutrons scattered in the TPC and to select the energy of the recoiling nuclei. We report measurements of the scintillation yields for nuclear recoils with energies from 10.3 to 57.3 keV and for median applied electric fields from 0 to 970 V/cm. For the ionization yields, we report measurements from 16.9 to 57.3 keV and for electric fields from 96.4 to 486 V/cm. We also report the observation of an anticorrelation between scintillation and ionization from nuclear recoils, which is similar to the anticorrelation between scintillation and ionization from electron recoils. Assuming that the energy loss partitions into excitons and ion pairs from $^{83m}$Kr internal conversion electrons is comparable to that from $^{207}$Bi conversion electrons, we obtained the numbers of excitons ($N_{ex}$) and ion pairs ($N_i$) and their ratio ($N_{ex}/N_i$) produced by nuclear recoils from 16.9 to 57.3 keV. Motivated by arguments suggesting direction sensitivity in LAr-TPC signals due to columnar recombination, a comparison of the light and charge yield of recoils parallel and perpendicular to the applied electric field is presented for the first time.

  2. DILEPTON SIGNATURE IN e{sup +}e{sup -}{yields}Hl{sup +}e{sup -}

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    Kelly, R. L.; Shimada, T.

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the lepton distribution in the reaction e{sup +} e{sup -} {yields} (Higgs boson) + (dilepton) mediated by a neutral gauge boson. Propagator effects favor a slow dilepton for which the study of the joint angular distribution of l{sup +} and l{sup -} is an attractive experimental possibility. This distribution is found to be a sensitive probe of the ZZH vertex.

  3. Pickling cucumber yield as influenced by plant population, spacing and bed width

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    Burkett, Albert Leroy

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    assistance in planting, thinning and harvesting the trials made this thesis possible. Foundation Seed Section provided help in harvesting the crop, and to them sincere thanks are extended. Special thanks are extended to Agricultural Manufacturing... Page 1 Spacings and plant populations used in the pickling cucumber once-over mechanical harvesting study. 15 2 Effect of spacing on yield and quality of pickling cucumbers in number of fruit snd fruit weight in kg from the once-over harvest, 25...

  4. The relationship between grain yield and waxy endosperm in Sorghum bicolor (Linn.) Moench

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    Aydin, Selahattin

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    OF FIGURES FIGURE 1 Histogram of B-line genotypes classed by mean grain yield (kg/ha-1). Entries are color-coded based on endosperm type. A. College Station, 1998. B. College Station, 1999. C. College Station, 2000. D. Lubbock, 1998. E.... Lubbock, 1999.??????????....??..???????..42 2 Histogram of B-line genotypes classed by genotype mean plant height (cm). Entries are color-coded based on endosperm type. A. College Station, 1998. B. College Station, 1999. C. College Station, 2000...

  5. Effect of soil acidity factors on yields and foliar composition of tropical root crops

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    Abruna-Rodriguez, F.; Vicente-Chandler, J.I. Rivera, E.; Rodriguez, J.

    1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tropical root crops, a major source of food for subsistence farmers, varied in their sensitivity to soil acidity factors. Tolerance to soil acidity is an important characteristic of crops for the humid tropics where soils are often very acid and lime-scarce and expensive. Experiments on two Ultisols and an Oxisol showed that three tropical root crops differed markedly in sensitivity to soil acicity factors. Yams (Dioscorea alata L.) were very sensitive to soil acidity with yields on a Ultisol decreasing from 70% of maximum when Al saturation of the effective cation exchange capacity of the soil was 10 to 25% of maximum when Al saturation was 40%. On the other hand, cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) was very tolerant to high levels of soil acidity, yielding about 85% of maximum with 60% Al saturation. Taniers (Xanthosoma sp.) were intermediate between yams and cassava in their tolerance to soil acidity yielding about 60% of maximum with 50% Al saturation of the soil. Foliar composition of cassava was not affected by soil acidity levels and that of yams and taniers was also unaffected except for Ca content which decreased with decreasing soil pH and increasing Al saturation.Response of these tropical root crops to soil acidity components was far more striking on Ultisols than on the Oxisol. For yams, soils should be limed to about pH 5.5 with essentially no exhangeable Al/sup 3 +/ present whereas high yields of taniers can be obtained at about pH 4.8 with 20% exchangeable Al/sup 3 +/ and of cassava at pH as low as 4.5 with 60% exchangeable Al/sup 3 +/.

  6. Method and apparatus for increasing the durability and yield of thin film photovoltaic devices

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    Phillips, J.E.; Lasswell, P.G.

    1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Thin film photovoltaic cells having a pair of semiconductor layers between an opaque and a transparent electrical contact are manufactured in a method which includes the step of scanning one of the semiconductor layers to determine the location of any possible shorting defect. Upon the detection of such defect, the defect is eliminated to increase the durability and yield of the photovoltaic device. 10 figs.

  7. Management and Performance NASA'S APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    TO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT conduct the Agency's day-to-day work. Figure 1 depicts NASA's organizational structureManagement and Performance NASA'S APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT NASA's FY 2015 Management as an organization and NASA's approach to performance management, strategic planning, and performance reporting

  8. The effect of mix on capsule yields as a function of shell thickness and gas fill

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    Bradley, P. A., E-mail: pbradley@lanl.gov [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation of direct drive capsules with different shell thicknesses and gas fills was conducted to examine the amount of shock induced (Richtmyer-Meshkov) mix versus Rayleigh-Taylor mix from deceleration of the implosion. The RAGE (Eulerian) code with a turbulent mix model was used to model these capsules for neutron yields along with time-dependent mix amounts. The amount of Richtmyer-Meshkov induced mix from the shock breaking out of the shell is about 0.1??g (0.15??m of shell material), while the Rayleigh-Taylor mix is of order 1??g and determines the mixed simulation yield. The simulations were able to calculate a yield over mix (YOM) ratio (experiment/mix simulation) between 0.5 and 1.0 for capsules with shell thicknesses ranging from 7.5 to 20??m and with gas fills between 3.8 and 20?atm of D{sub 2} or DT. The simulated burn averaged T{sub ion} values typically lie with 0.5?keV of the data, which is within the measurement error. For capsules with shell thicknesses >25??m, the YOM values drop to 0.10?±?0.05, suggesting that some unmodeled effect needs to be accounted for in the thickest capsules.

  9. The {alpha}-induced thick-target {gamma}-ray yield from light elements

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    Heaton, R.K. [Queen`s Univ., Kingston, ON (Canada). Dept. of Physics]|[Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The {alpha}-induced thick-target {gamma}-ray yield from light elements has been measured in the energy range 5.6 MeV {le} E{sub {alpha}} {le} 10 MeV. The {gamma}-ray yield for > 2.1 MeV from thick targets of beryllium, boron nitride, sodium fluoride, magnesium, aluminum and silicon were measured using the {alpha}-particle beam from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories 88 in. cyclotron. The elemental yields from this experiment were used to construct the {alpha}-induced direct production {gamma}-ray spectrum from materials in the SNO detector, a large volume ultra-low background neutrino detector located in the Creighton mine near Sudbury, Canada. This background source was an order of magnitude lower than predicted by previous calculations. These measurements are in good agreement with theoretical calculations of this spectrum based on a statistical nuclear model of the reaction, with the gross high energy spectrum structure being reproduced to within a factor of two. Detailed comparison of experimental and theoretical excitation population distribution of several residual nuclei indicate the same level of agreement within experimental uncertainties.

  10. Runaway electrons as a source of impurity and reduced fusion yield in the dense plasma focus

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    Lerner, Eric J.; Yousefi, Hamid R. [LPPFusion, Inc., 128 Lincoln Blvd., Middlesex, New Jersey 08846 (United States)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Impurities produced by the vaporization of metals in the electrodes may be a major cause of reduced fusion yields in high-current dense plasma focus devices. We propose here that a major, but hitherto-overlooked, cause of such impurities is vaporization by runaway electrons during the breakdown process at the beginning of the current pulse. This process is sufficient to account for the large amount of erosion observed in many dense plasma focus devices on the anode very near to the insulator. The erosion is expected to become worse with lower pressures, typical of machines with large electrode radii, and would explain the plateauing of fusion yield observed in such machines at higher peak currents. Such runaway electron vaporization can be eliminated by the proper choice of electrode material, by reducing electrode radii and thus increasing fill gas pressure, or by using pre-ionization to eliminate the large fields that create runaway electrons. If these steps are combined with monolithic electrodes to eliminate arcing erosion, large reductions in impurities and large increases in fusion yield may be obtained, as the I{sup 4} scaling is extended to higher currents.

  11. Excitation-emission spectra and fluorescence quantum yields for fresh and aged biogenic secondary organic aerosols

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    Lee, Hyun Ji; Laskin, Alexander; Laskin, Julia; Nizkorodov, Sergey A.

    2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Certain biogenic secondary organic aerosols (SOA) become absorbent and fluorescent when exposed to reduced nitrogen compounds such as ammonia, amines and their salts. Fluorescent SOA may potentially be mistaken for biological particles by detection methods relying on fluorescence. This work quantifies the spectral distribution and effective quantum yields of fluorescence of SOA generated from two monoterpenes, limonene and a-pinene, and two different oxidants, ozone (O3) and hydroxyl radical (OH). The SOA was generated in a smog chamber, collected on substrates, and aged by exposure to ~100 ppb ammonia vapor in air saturated with water vapor. Absorption and excitation-emission matrix (EEM) spectra of aqueous extracts of aged and control SOA samples were measured, and the effective absorption coefficients and fluorescence quantum yields (~0.005 for 349 nm excitation) were determined from the data. The strongest fluorescence for the limonene-derived SOA was observed for excitation = 420+- 50 nm and emission = 475 +- 38 nm. The window of the strongest fluorescence shifted to excitation = 320 +- 25 nm and emission = 425 +- 38 nm for the a-pinene-derived SOA. Both regions overlap with the excitation-emission matrix (EEM) spectra of some of the fluorophores found in primary biological aerosols. Our study suggests that, despite the low quantum yield, the aged SOA particles should have sufficient fluorescence intensities to interfere with the fluorescence detection of common bioaerosols.

  12. Intensity-resolved ionization yields of aniline with femtosecond laser pulses

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    Strohaber, J.; Hart, N.; Zhu, F.; Nava, R.; Pham, F.; Kolomenskii, A. A.; Paulus, G. G.; Schuessler, H. A. [Texas A and M University, Department of Physics, College Station, Texas 77843-4242 (United States); Mohamed, T. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, BeniSuef University (Egypt); Schroeder, H. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Strasse 1, DE-85748 Garching (Germany)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present experimental results for the ionization of aniline and benzene molecules subjected to intense ultrashort laser pulses. Measured parent molecular ions yields were obtained using a recently developed technique capable of three-dimensional imaging of ion distributions within the focus of a laser beam. By selecting ions originating from the central region of the focus, where the spatial intensity distribution is nearly uniform, volumetric-free intensity-dependent ionization yields were obtained. The measured data revealed a previously unseen resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI)-like process. Comparison of benzene, aniline, and Xe ion yields demonstrates that the observed intensity-dependent structures are not due to geometric artifacts in the focus. Finally for intensities greater than {approx}3x10{sup 13} W/cm{sup 2}, we attribute the ionization of aniline to a stepwise process going through the {pi}{sigma}{sup *} state which sits three photons above the ground state and two photons below the continuum.

  13. High Performance Sustainable Building

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

    2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The guide supports DOE O 413.3A and provides useful information on the incorporation of high performance sustainable building principles into building-related General Plant Projects and Institutional General Plant Projects at DOE sites. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-6A. Does not cancel other directives.

  14. High performance systems

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    Vigil, M.B. [comp.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides a written compilation of the presentations and viewgraphs from the 1994 Conference on High Speed Computing given at the High Speed Computing Conference, {open_quotes}High Performance Systems,{close_quotes} held at Gleneden Beach, Oregon, on April 18 through 21, 1994.

  15. General Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    Bank Central Svcs. Energy Mgmt Admin Preventive Maintenance: Fire/Life/Safety (FLS) 87% -4% 100% 47 Trend Initial Target Steam Chilled Utility Outages 2 +1% 0 0 0 Preventive Maintenance: Fire participation reading will be June 2012 *Budget data FYTD through March 2012 Maintenance: Performance Statistics

  16. General Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    Bank Central Svcs. Energy Mgmt Admin Preventive Maintenance: Fire/Life/Safety (FLS) 85% -12% 100% 80 Trend Initial Target Steam Chilled Utility Outages 3 -5 0 1 0 Preventive Maintenance: Fire participation reading will be August 2012 *Budget data FYTD through May 2012 Maintenance: Performance Statistics

  17. General Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    . Energy Mgmt Admin Preventive Maintenance: Fire/Life/Safety (FLS) 97% +10% 100% 96% 93% 99% 98% Non Chilled Utility Outages 8 +6% 0 1 2 Preventive Maintenance: Fire/Life/Safety (FLS) 100% No Change 100 will be June 2012 *Budget data FYTD through April 2012 Maintenance: Performance Statistics Current Month Change

  18. High Performance Window Retrofit

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    Shrestha, Som S [ORNL; Hun, Diana E [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Traco partnered to develop high-performance windows for commercial building that are cost-effective. The main performance requirement for these windows was that they needed to have an R-value of at least 5 ft2 F h/Btu. This project seeks to quantify the potential energy savings from installing these windows in commercial buildings that are at least 20 years old. To this end, we are conducting evaluations at a two-story test facility that is representative of a commercial building from the 1980s, and are gathering measurements on the performance of its windows before and after double-pane, clear-glazed units are upgraded with R5 windows. Additionally, we will use these data to calibrate EnergyPlus models that we will allow us to extrapolate results to other climates. Findings from this project will provide empirical data on the benefits from high-performance windows, which will help promote their adoption in new and existing commercial buildings. This report describes the experimental setup, and includes some of the field and simulation results.

  19. Team Identity and Performance-based Compensation Effects on Performance 

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    Blazovich, Janell L.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigates whether team members work harder and perform better when they are compensated based on both team and individual performance than when compensated based on team or individual performance alone and whether teammates...

  20. Photodissociation of Ozone from 321 to 329 nm: The Relative Yields P2) with O2(X 3

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    Houston, Paul L.

    Photodissociation of Ozone from 321 to 329 nm: The Relative Yields of O(3 P2) with O2(X 3 g - ), O2 Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Product imaging of O(3 P2) following dissociation of ozone has been used to determine the relative yields of the product channels O(3 P2) + O2(X 3 g - ) of ozone. All three channels

  1. Find may yield flu early warning -The Boston Globe THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

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    Sasisekharan, Ram

    underway before they realize it, unless they can develop an early warning system to detect when the germFind may yield flu early warning - The Boston Globe THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING Find may yield flu early warning By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff | January 7, 2008 For a decade, disease

  2. Yield Comparison for Domestic Photovoltaic Installation across the UK Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research, May 2014

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    Painter, Kevin

    Yield Comparison for Domestic Photovoltaic Installation across the UK Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research, May 2014 This study has been carried out in order to assess the available electricity to simulate the potential yield for a range of solar technologies. The software is preinstalled with global

  3. 2003 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, J. Taylor, N. Blakely, B. Roman and P. O'Boyle

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    2003 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, J. Taylor, N. Blakely, B. Roman and P. O'Boyle Crop and Soil classes. At the Saginaw Valley Bean & Sugarbeet Research Farm, eight yield trials were planted on nine acres. These included a 72-entry standard navy bean test; a 72-entry standard black test, and a 72-entry

  4. 2006 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, K. Terpstra, E. Wright, and J. Wagner

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    2006 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, K. Terpstra, E. Wright, and J. Wagner different market classes. At the Saginaw Valley Bean & Beet Research Farm, 16 yield trials were planted on nine acres. These included a 49-entry standard navy bean test; a 72-entry standard black test, a 30

  5. 2005 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, K. Terpstra, and E. Wright

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    2005 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, K. Terpstra, and E. Wright Crop classes. At the Saginaw Valley Bean & Beet Research Farm, 16 yield trials were planted on nine acres. These included a 64-entry standard navy bean test; a 90-entry standard black test, a 64-entry preliminary navy

  6. 2007 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, E. Wright, and J. Heilig

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    2007 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, E. Wright, and J. Heilig Crop and Soil. At the Saginaw Valley Bean & Beet Research Farm, 10 yield trials were planted. These included the standard nurseries in small and medium-sized market classes, the Cooperative Dry Bean, and the Midwest Regional

  7. 2008 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, E. Wright, and J. Heilig

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    2008 DRY BEAN YIELD TRIALS J.D. Kelly, B. Long, N. Blakely, E. Wright, and J. Heilig Crop and Soil classes. At the Saginaw Valley Bean & Beet Research Farm, 15 yield trials were planted. These included the standard nurseries in small and medium-sized market classes, the Cooperative Dry Bean, and the Midwest

  8. Study of the K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} final state in B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} and B{sup +}{yields}{psi}'K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}

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    Guler, H. [University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (United States); McGill University, Montreal (Canada); Universite de Montreal, Montreal (Canada); Aihara, H. [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Arinstein, K.; Aulchenko, V.; Eidelman, S.; Kuzmin, A.; Poluektov, A.; Zhilich, V.; Zhulanov, V. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Aushev, T. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland); Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Bakich, A. M.; McOnie, S. [School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Balagura, V.; Liventsev, D.; Mizuk, R.; Pakhlov, P. [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Barberio, E.; Julius, T.; Sevior, M. E. [University of Melbourne, School of Physics, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Belous, K. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Protvino (Russian Federation)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using 535x10{sup 6} B-meson pairs collected by the Belle detector at the KEKB e{sup +}e{sup -} collider, we measure branching fractions of (7.16{+-}0.10(stat){+-}0.60(syst)x10{sup -4} for B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} and (4.31{+-}0.20(stat){+-}0.50(syst))x10{sup -4} for B{sup +}{yields}{psi}'K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}. We perform amplitude analyses to determine the resonant structure of the K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} final state in B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} and B{sup +}{yields}{psi}'K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} and find that the K{sub 1}(1270) is a prominent component of both decay modes. There is significant interference among the different intermediate states, which leads, in particular, to a striking distortion of the {rho} line shape due to the {omega}. Based on the results of the fit to the B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} data, the relative decay fractions of the K{sub 1}(1270) to K{rho}, K{omega}, and K*(892){pi} are consistent with previous measurements, but the decay fraction to K{sub 0}*(1430) is significantly smaller. Finally, by floating the mass and width of the K{sub 1}(1270) in an additional fit of the B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}K{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} data, we measure a mass of (1248.1{+-}3.3(stat){+-}1.4(syst)) MeV/c{sup 2} and a width of (119.5{+-}5.2(stat){+-}6.7(syst)) MeV/c{sup 2} for the K{sub 1}(1270).

  9. The Gaia Project - technique, performance and status

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    Stefan Jordan

    2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Gaia is a satellite mission of the ESA, aiming at absolute astrometric measurements of about one billion stars (all stars down to 20th magnitude, with unprecedented accuracy. Additionally, magnitudes and colors will be obtained for all these stars, while radial-velocities and spectral properties will be determined only for bright objects (V<17.5). At 15th magnitude Gaia aims at an angular accuracy of 20 microarcseconds (muas). This goal can only be reached if the geometry of the telescopes, the detectors, and the pointing of Gaia at each moment ("attitude") can be inferred from the Gaia measurements itself with muas accuracy.

  10. Forecasting oilfield economic performance

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    Bradley, M.E. (Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)); Wood, A.R.O. (BP Exploration, Anchorage, AK (United States))

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a general method for forecasting oilfield economic performance that integrates cost data with operational, reservoir, and financial information. Practices are developed for determining economic limits for an oil field and its components. The economic limits of marginal wells and the role of underground competition receive special attention. Also examined is the influence of oil prices on operating costs. Examples illustrate application of these concepts. Categorization of costs for historical tracking and projections is recommended.

  11. Evaluating Steam Trap Performance

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    Fuller, N. Y.

    EVALUATING STEAM TRAP PERFORMANCE Noel Y Fuller, P.E. Holston Defense Corporation Kingsport, Tennessee ABSTRACT Laboratory tests were conducted on several types of steam traps at Holston Defense Corporation in Kingsport, Tennessee. Data... that live steam loss is the heaviest contributor to the annual operating cost of any steam trap and that maintenance frequency and repair cost are also more important than a trap's first cost. INTRODUCTION Steam traps used on distribution line drip...

  12. High Performance New Construction

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    Flores, M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Agenda • Concept of Project – Challenging Metrics • HPDB / IPD – Accountability / Outcomes Focus • Energy Modeling = Total Cost of Ownership • GMAX = Predictable Costs...-18 High Performance Design-Build • Age Myth • Cost Myth • Complexity Myth • Time Advantage • Early Cost Confirmation • Lower Cost For Design Changes ESL-KT-13-12-40 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16...

  13. Network Performance MONASH UNIVERSITY

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    Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

    "&" at the end of a command line tells to the shell command line interpreter to run the command in back- ground with the Emacs2 text editor: emacs Makefile &3. 5. Type these lines into the Makefile: 1 hworld: hworld.c 2 . netperf-lab-warmup.tex,v1.6 (teaching/digicomm) 1 #12;Network Performance 7. Type the lines of the C

  14. High performance polymeric foams

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    Gargiulo, M.; Sorrentino, L. [Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials (IMCB)-CNR, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy); Iannace, S. [Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials (IMCB)-CNR, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy) and Technological District on Polymeric and Composite Materials Engineering and Structures (IMAST), P.le E.Fermi 1, location Porto del Granatello, 80055 Portici (Naples)

    2008-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this work was to investigate the foamability of high-performance polymers (polyethersulfone, polyphenylsulfone, polyetherimide and polyethylenenaphtalate). Two different methods have been used to prepare the foam samples: high temperature expansion and two-stage batch process. The effects of processing parameters (saturation time and pressure, foaming temperature) on the densities and microcellular structures of these foams were analyzed by using scanning electron microscopy.

  15. Performing an allreduce operation on a plurality of compute nodes of a parallel computer

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    Faraj, Ahmad

    2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for performing an allreduce operation on a plurality of compute nodes of a parallel computer, each node including at least two processing cores, that include: performing, for each node, a local reduction operation using allreduce contribution data for the cores of that node, yielding, for each node, a local reduction result for one or more representative cores for that node; establishing one or more logical rings among the nodes, each logical ring including only one of the representative cores from each node; performing, for each logical ring, a global allreduce operation using the local reduction result for the representative cores included in that logical ring, yielding a global allreduce result for each representative core included in that logical ring; and performing, for each node, a local broadcast operation using the global allreduce results for each representative core on that node.

  16. High Performance Buildings Database

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

    The High Performance Buildings Database is a shared resource for the building industry, a unique central repository of in-depth information and data on high-performance, green building projects across the United States and abroad. The database includes information on the energy use, environmental performance, design process, finances, and other aspects of each project. Members of the design and construction teams are listed, as are sources for additional information. In total, up to twelve screens of detailed information are provided for each project profile. Projects range in size from small single-family homes or tenant fit-outs within buildings to large commercial and institutional buildings and even entire campuses. The database is a data repository as well. A series of Web-based data-entry templates allows anyone to enter information about a building project into the database. Once a project has been submitted, each of the partner organizations can review the entry and choose whether or not to publish that particular project on its own Web site.

  17. High Performance Computing School COMSC

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    High Performance Computing School COMSC This module aims to provide the students with fundamental knowledge and understanding of techniques associated with High Performance Computing and its practical' skills in analysing and evaluating High Performance Computing and will be structured around

  18. Designing Accelerator-Based Distributed Systems for High Performance M. Mustafa Rafique, Ali R. Butt

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    Butt, Ali R.

    ), yielding highly power-efficient and cost-efficient designs, with per- formance exceeding 100 Gflops [1Designing Accelerator-Based Distributed Systems for High Performance M. Mustafa Rafique, Ali R general- purpose cores (e.g. x86, PowerPC) and computational accelerators (e.g. SIMD processors and GPUs

  19. SIMULATING THE FEASIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF A REALTIME WATER MARKET BY COUPLING AN AGENTBASED MODEL AND

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    without artificial irrigation (bushel/acre) : maximum yield without water shortage(bushel/acre) : maximumSIMULATING THE FEASIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF A REALTIME WATER MARKET BY COUPLING AN AGENTBASED Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana­Champaign Erhu Du1, Barbara Minsker1 and Ximing Cai1, Water

  20. Journal of Power Sources 157 (2006) 351357 Effect of cell orientation on the performance of passive

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and electric vehicles. Over the past decade, the DMFC with the fuel fed by a liquid pump and oxidant fed October 2005 Abstract A passive liquid feed direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with neither liquid pump nor of the passive DMFC can yield better performance, the fuel utilization at this orientation is lower as a result

  1. Mentoring Human Performance - 12480

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    Geis, John A.; Haugen, Christian N. [CALIBRE Systems, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the positive effects of implementing a human performance approach to operations can be hard to quantify, many organizations and industry areas are finding tangible benefits to such a program. Recently, a unique mentoring program was established and implemented focusing on improving the performance of managers, supervisors, and work crews, using the principles of Human Performance Improvement (HPI). The goal of this mentoring was to affect behaviors and habits that reliably implement the principles of HPI to ensure continuous improvement in implementation of an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) within a Conduct of Operations framework. Mentors engaged with personnel in a one-on-one, or one-on-many dialogue, which focused on what behaviors were observed, what factors underlie the behaviors, and what changes in behavior could prevent errors or events, and improve performance. A senior management sponsor was essential to gain broad management support. A clear charter and management plan describing the goals, objectives, methodology, and expected outcomes was established. Mentors were carefully selected with senior management endorsement. Mentors were assigned to projects and work teams based on the following three criteria: 1) knowledge of the work scope; 2) experience in similar project areas; and 3) perceived level of trust they would have with project management, supervision, and work teams. This program was restructured significantly when the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) and the associated funding came to an end. The program was restructured based on an understanding of the observations, attributed successes and identified shortfalls, and the consolidation of those lessons. Mentoring the application of proven methods for improving human performance was shown effective at increasing success in day-to-day activities and increasing confidence and level of skill of supervisors. While mentoring program effectiveness is difficult to measure, and return on investment is difficult to quantify, especially in complex and large organizations where the ability to directly correlate causal factors can be challenging, the evidence presented by Sydney Dekker, James Reason, and others who study the field of human factors does assert managing and reducing error is possible. Employment of key behaviors-HPI techniques and skills-can be shown to have a significant impact on error rates. Our mentoring program demonstrated reduced error rates and corresponding improvements in safety and production. Improved behaviors are the result, of providing a culture with consistent, clear expectations from leadership, and processes and methods applied consistently to error prevention. Mentoring, as envisioned and executed in this program, was effective in helping shift organizational culture and effectively improving safety and production. (authors)

  2. Absolute x-ray yields from laser-irradiated germanium-doped low-density aerogels

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    Fournier, K. B.; Satcher, J. H.; May, M. J.; Poco, J. F.; Sorce, C. M.; Colvin, J. D.; Hansen, S. B.; MacLaren, S. A.; Moon, S. J.; Davis, J. F. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Girard, F.; Villette, B.; Primout, M.; Babonneau, D. [Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique-Direction des Application Militaires (CEA/DAM), Ile-de-France, F91297 Arpajon (France); Coverdale, C. A.; Beutler, D. E. [Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The x-ray yields from laser-irradiated germanium-doped ultra-low-density aerogel plasmas have been measured in the energy range from sub-keV to {approx_equal}15 keV at the OMEGA laser facility at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester. The targets' x-ray yields have been studied for variation in target size, aerogel density, laser pulse length, and laser intensity. For targets that result in plasmas with electron densities in the range of {approx_equal}10% of the critical density for 3{omega} light, one can expect 10-11 J/sr of x rays with energies above 9 keV, and 600-800 J/sr for energies below 3.5 keV. In addition to the x-ray spectral yields, the x-ray temporal waveforms have been measured and it is observed that the emitted x rays generally follow the delivered laser power, with late-time enhancements of emitted x-ray power correlated with hydrodynamic compression of the hot plasma. Further, the laser energy reflected from the target by plasma instabilities is found to be 2%-7% of the incident energy for individual beam intensities {approx_equal}10{sup 14}-10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}. The propagation of the laser heating in the target volume has been characterized with two-dimensional imaging. Source-region heating is seen to be correlated with the temporal profile of the emitted x-ray power.

  3. Absolute X-Ray Yields From Laser-Irradiated Ge-Doped Low-Density Aerogels

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    Fournier, K B; Satcher, J H; May, M J; Poco, J F; Sorce, C M; Colvin, J D; Hansen, S B; MacLaren, S A; Moon, S J; Davis, J F; Girard, F; Villette, B; Primout, M; Babonneau, D; Coverdale, C A; Beutler, D E

    2009-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used the OMEGA laser (Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester) to measure the X-ray yields from laser-irradiated germanium-doped ultra-low-density aerogel plasmas in the energy range from sub-keV to {approx} 15 keV. They have studied the targets X-ray yields with variation in target size, aerogel density, laser pulse length and laser intensity. For targets that result in plasmas with electron densities in the range of {approx} 10% of the critical density for 3{omega} light, one can expect 10-11 J/sr of X-rays with energies above 9 keV, and 600-800 J/sr for energies below 3.5 keV. In addition to the X-ray spectral yields, they have measured the X-ray temporal waveforms and found that the emitted X rays generally follow the delivered laser power, with late-time enhancements of emitted X-ray power correlated with hydrodynamic compression of the hot plasma. Also, they find the laser energy reflected from the target by plasma instabilities to be 2-7% of the incident energy for individual beam intensities {approx} 10{sup 14}-10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}. They also have characterized the propagation of the laser heating in the target volume with two-dimensional imaging. They find the source-region heating to be correlated with the temporal profile of the emitted X-ray power.

  4. Search for B{sub c}{sup {plus_minus}} {yields} J/{psi}{pi}{sup {plus_minus}} and the B rare decays B{sub d}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +} mu{sup {minus}} and B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +} {mu}{sup {minus}} at CDF

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    Speer, T. [Geneva Univ. (Switzerland); CDF Collaboration

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for the {ital B}{sup +}{sub {ital c}}{yields}{ital J}/{Psi}{pi}{sup {+-}}. We measure the limit of {delta}({ital B}{sup {+-}}{sub {ital c}}){center_dot}{ital BR(B{sub c}{sup {+-}}{yields}J/{Psi}{pi}{sup {+-}})/{delta}(B{sup +-}{sub u}){center_dot}BR(B{sup {+-}}{sub u}{yields}J/{Psi}{Kappa}{sup {+-}}}) as a function of the {ital B{sup {+-}}{sub c}} lifetime, using {approx} 110 {ital pb}{sup -1} of data collected at the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). We present also a search for the rare decays {ital B}{sup 0}{sub {ital d}}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} and {ital B}{sup 0}{sub {ital s}}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}, setting an upper limit on their respective branching ratios.

  5. SIMS analysis of high-performance accelerator niobium

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    Maheshwari, P. [NCSU; Stevie, F. A. [NCSU; Myneni, Ganapati Rao [JLAB; Rigsbee, J, M. [NCSU; Dhakal, Pashupati [JLAB; Ciovati, Gianluigi [JLAB; Griffis, D. P. [NCSU

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Niobium is used to fabricate superconducting radio frequency accelerator modules because of its high critical temperature, high critical magnetic field, and easy formability. Recent experiments have shown a very significant improvement in performance (over 100%) after a high-temperature bake at 1400 degrees C for 3h. SIMS analysis of this material showed the oxygen profile was significantly deeper than the native oxide with a shape that is indicative of diffusion. Positive secondary ion mass spectra showed the presence of Ti with a depth profile similar to that of O. It is suspected that Ti is associated with the performance improvement. The source of Ti contamination in the anneal furnace has been identified, and a new furnace was constructed without Ti. Initial results from the new furnace do not show the yield improvement. Further analyses should determine the relationship of Ti to cavity performance.

  6. Increasing the creation yield of shallow single defects in diamond by surface plasma treatment

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    Osterkamp, Christian; Scharpf, Jochen; Naydenov, Boris; Jelezko, Fedor [Institut für Quantenoptik, Ulm University, Albert Einstein Allee 11, Ulm 89081 (Germany)] [Institut für Quantenoptik, Ulm University, Albert Einstein Allee 11, Ulm 89081 (Germany); Pezzagna, Sebastien; Meijer, Jan [Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Abteilung Nukleare Festkörperphysik, Universität Leipzig, Linnestraße 5, Leipzig 04103 (Germany)] [Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Abteilung Nukleare Festkörperphysik, Universität Leipzig, Linnestraße 5, Leipzig 04103 (Germany); Diemant, Thomas; Jürgen Behm, Rolf [Institut für Oberflächenchemie und Katalyse, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 47, Ulm 89081 (Germany)] [Institut für Oberflächenchemie und Katalyse, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 47, Ulm 89081 (Germany)

    2013-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Single Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) centers in diamond close to the crystal surface are very promising magnetic field sensors with very high sensitivity. Here, we report the enhanced creation of very shallow (less than 3 nm below the diamond surface) NV centers by using fluorine and oxygen plasma treatment. We observe a four fold increase—from 0.11% to about 0.45% in the production yield when the sample surface is terminated with fluorine or oxygen atoms. This effect is explained by the stabilization of the NV's negative charge state which is influenced by the various defects present on the diamond surface.

  7. Glass Rheology: From mode-coupling theory to a dynamical yield criterion

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    J. M. Brader; Th. Voigtmann; M. Fuchs; R. G. Larson; M. E. Cates

    2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The mode coupling theory (MCT) of glasses, while offering an incomplete description of glass transition physics, represents the only established route to first-principles prediction of rheological behavior in nonergodic materials such as colloidal glasses. However, the constitutive equations derivable from MCT are somewhat intractable, hindering their practical use and also their interpretation. Here, we present a schematic (single-mode) MCT model which incorporates the tensorial structure of the full theory. Using it, we calculate the dynamic yield surface for a large class of flows.

  8. Meson dominance in the 'second class' {tau}{yields}{eta}{pi}{nu}{sub {tau}}decay

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    Paver, N.; Riazuddin [Department of Physics, University of Trieste, 34100 Trieste (Italy) and INFN-Sezione di Trieste, 34100 Trieste (Italy); Centre for Advanced Mathematics and Physics, National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and National Centre for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by recent estimates of the isospin-violating process {tau}{yields}{eta}{pi}{nu}{sub {tau}}, mostly relying on the {rho} and a{sub 0} dominance of the relevant form factors near threshold, we present an assessment for the branching ratio that accounts for additional, potential effects from the lowest radial excitations {rho}{sup '{identical_to}{rho}}(1450) and a{sub 0}{sup '{identical_to}}a{sub 0}(1450), respectively, also lying in the decay phase space.

  9. Method for improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system

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    Shelnutt, John A. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system for hydrogen generation which comprises forming an aqueous solution comprising an electron donor, methylviologen, and certain metalloporphyrins and metallochlorins, and irradiating said aqueous solution with light in the presence of a catalyst. In the photosynthesis process, solar energy is collected and stored in the form of a gas hydrogen. Ligands attached above and below the metalloporphyrin and metallochlorin plane are capable of sterically blocking photochemically inactive electrostatically bound .pi.--.pi. complexes which can develop.

  10. Method for improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system

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    Shelnutt, J.A.

    1984-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is disclosed improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system for hydrogen generation. The method comprises forming an aqueous solution comprising an electron donor, methylviologen, and certain metalloporphyrins and metallochlorins, and irradiating said aqueous solution with light in the presence of a catalyst. In the photosynthesis process, solar energy is collected and stored in the form of a hydrogen. Ligands attached above and below the metalloporphyrin and metallochlorin plane are capable of sterically blocking photochemically inactive electrostatically bound ..pi..-..pi.. complexes which can develop.

  11. Managing lodgepole pine to yield merchantable thinning products and attain sawtimber rotations. Forest Service research paper

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    Cole, D.M.; Koch, P.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper suggests solution for a longstanding problem in managing lodgepole pine forests- that of managing individual stands to reach their planned rotation age, despite serious hazard from bark beetles and wildfire. The management regimes presented yield merchantable thinning products. The 80-year sawtimber rotation can be achieved using these management recommendation. Thinning at 30 years of age is central to achieving the recommended alternative management regimes. The authors suggest that agencies give roundwood operators a portion of the thinning stemwood as payment. Management regimes that provide attainable rotations are presented in summary tables, by three site index classes and a number of initial stand density classes.

  12. The effects of spacing on yield and other agronomic characters in three varieties of upland cotton

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    Grewal, Guriqbal Singh

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the availability of sufficient, moisture Luring most of the grow- ing season. A simi1ax' test grown under more stressed conditions might well result iu a higher yield for some wider spscing. In agreement, with Cotton snd ?3rown (6) in Louisiana, Cook (0...LI SCARY A 4 M COLLEGE OF TEXAS TIIE EFFECTS CF SPACING ON ~ AIK OTHER AGRONOKIC CIIABACTFSS lN TENEZ VARTZTI~M OF UPLAND COTTON A Tbes'1s Gnriqbal Sin@5 Gravel Approved as to style anti oontert, by Chairman of Committee He o t e Department...

  13. Quantitative assessment of mean-field modeling for athermally sheared yield stress materials

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    Francesco Puosi; Julien Olivier; Kirsten Martens

    2015-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We consolidate using molecular dynamic simulations a mean-field scenario for athermally sheared yield stress materials. In a parameter regime that fits the rheological response with a Herschel Bulkley form $=\\sigma_Y+A \\dot{\\gamma}^{1/2}$, we find that stress fluctuations are well described by a mean-field diffusive process induced through the surrounding plastic activity as proposed by the \\Heb-Lequeux model. Our study suggests that the amplitude of this purely mechanical noise is related to the rate of plasticity and the stress release in a plastic event through a possibly generic coupling constant $\\tilde{\\alpha}$.

  14. Integrated System Dramatically Improves Hydrogen Molar Yield from Biomass via Fermentation (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This fact sheet describes NREL's accomplishments in fermentative and electrohydrogenic production of hydrogen from corn stover. Work was performed by NREL's Biosciences Center and Pennsylvania State University.

  15. The effect of grazing management systems on performance of beef animals and on the yield and chemical and botanical composition of Texas coast prairie pastures

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    Riewe, Marvin Edmund

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    30 186 41~ 542 3, 687, 558"" 3~186~472e+ 120, 993 1 ~ 843 p 200+ ? 572~657e+ 436, 936%% 114g891 708~434 1009216 10~032 79, 123, 757"" 4, 354, 374"" 697~026e? 2~156~908e? 1021473 743, 172"" 233, 575 1~ 113~ 908 1619540 gl Time... grazing Dallisgrass ? , White clover pastures, Angleton, Texas, 1957 ~ ~ 20 3. Analysis of variance of the influence of grazing management systems on the liveweight gain in pounds per tester steer and per acre of animals grazing on Dallisgrass - white...

  16. 1846 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, VOL. 58, NO. 7, JULY 2011 Performance and Yield Benefits of Quasi-Planar Bulk

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    Nikolic, Borivoje

    for cutting-edge complementary metal­oxide­ semiconductor (CMOS) technology development. Continued SRAM cell MOSFETs, via three-dimensional (3-D) device simulations with gate line-edge roughness and atomistic doping area [1]­[5] by a factor of two with each new technology generation are the de facto driving force

  17. Commissioning for High Performance 

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    Meline, K.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    &M Energy Systems Laboratory Type of Cx Previously Cx’d? Performance Monitoring Req’d? Functional Testing Req’d? Re-Cx Yes No Yes Retro-Cx No No Yes CC® Yes/No Yes No Monitoring-Based Cx Yes/No Yes No • New Building Commissioning ? Process Commissioning... Benefits of Cx Owners can achieve savings in operations of $4.00 over the first years of occupancy 5 as a direct result of every invested in commissioning* $1.00 * Data from Whole Building Design Guide – a program of National...

  18. Carver Performance and Optimization

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625govInstrumentstdmadapInactiveVisiting the TWPSuccess StoriesFebruary 26,ComputersTrinitytheOptimization Performance

  19. Performance and Optimization

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)IntegratedSpeeding accessPeptoid Nanosheets Offer a Math Library Performance Core

  20. Performance and Optimization

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  1. ARM - 2007 Performance Metrics

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  2. Observation of the {psi}(4415){yields}DD{sub 2}*(2460) Decay Using Initial-State Radiation

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    Pakhlova, G.; Balagura, V.; Chistov, R.; Danilov, M.; Liventsev, D.; Medvedeva, T.; Mizuk, R.; Pakhlov, P.; Tikhomirov, I.; Uglov, T. [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Adachi, I.; Brodzicka, J.; Haba, J.; Hazumi, M.; Itoh, R.; Iwasaki, Y.; Kibayashi, A.; Kichimi, H.; Krokovny, P.; Nakao, M. [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan)] (and others)

    2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We report measurements of the exclusive cross section for e{sup +}e{sup -}{yields}D{sup 0}D{sup -}{pi}{sup +} over the center-of-mass energy range 4.0 GeV to 5.0 GeV with initial-state radiation and the first observation of the decay {psi}(4415){yields}D{sup 0}D{sup -}{pi}{sup +}. From a study of the resonant substructure in {psi}(4415) decay we conclude that the {psi}(4415){yields}D{sup 0}D{sup -}{pi}{sup +} decay is dominated by {psi}(4415){yields}DD{sub 2}*(2460). We obtain B({psi}(4415){yields}D{sup 0}D{sup -}{pi}{sub nonresonant}{sup +})/B({psi}(4415){yields}DD{sub 2}*(24 = 60){yields}D{sup 0}D{sup -}{pi}{sup +})<0.22 at 90% C.L. The analysis is based on a data sample collected with the Belle detector with an integrated luminosity of 673 fb{sup -1}.

  3. What is High Performance UnionCollegeAlbanyWorkshopon

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    Barr, Valerie

    -Research and Computational Thinking Data Deluge New roles for (digital) libraries Virtual Organizations Interdisciplinary-Research and often characterized by a Data Deluge from sensors, instruments, simulation results and the Internet-Education A deluge of data of unprecedented and inevitable size must be managed and unde

  4. REVIEWING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS SUPPORTING

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    Robert J. Lewis

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To summarize current NRC policy and guidance, which should assist in making informed decisions regarding land disposal of unique low-level radioactive waste streams, including disposal of significant quantities of depleted uranium until a new regulation is implemented. Background: In September 2009, NRC staff conducted two public workshops soliciting early public input on major issues associated with a potential rulemaking for land disposal of unique waste streams including, but not limited to, significant quantities of depleted uranium. During these workshops, a number of stakeholders expressed interest or concern with the review of performance assessments supporting land disposal of unique waste streams prior to completion of the rulemaking process. Discussion: The enclosure contains a summary of existing guidance for reviewing performance assessments with a focus on issues associated with the safe disposal of unique waste streams. NRC staff is providing this guidance to the Agreement States for their information, and for distribution to their licensees, as appropriate. If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, please contact me at 301-415-3340 or the individuals named below.

  5. Analytical estimation of neutron yield in a micro gas-puff X pinch

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    Derzon, M. S.; Galambos, P. C. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States); Hagen, E. C. [NSTec, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031 (United States)

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present the basic concepts for developing a micro x pinch as a small-scale neutron source. For compact sources, these concepts offer repetitive function at higher yields and pulsing rates than competing methods. The uniqueness of these concepts arises from the use of microelectronic technology to reduce the size of the target plasma and to efficiently heat the target gas. The use of repetitive microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) gas puff technology, as compared to cryogenic wires or solid targets (for the beam-target alternatives), has the potential to be robust and have a long lifetime because the plasma is not created from solid surfaces. The modeling suggests that a 50 J at the wall plug pulse could provide >10{sup 5} tritium (DT) neutrons and 10{sup 3} deuterium (DD) neutrons at temperatures of a few keV. At 1 kHz, this would be >10{sup 8} and 10{sup 6} neutrons per second, DT and DD, respectively, with a 250 {mu}m anode-cathode gap. DT gas puff devices may provide >10{sup 12} neutrons/s operating at 1 kHz and requiring 100 kW. The MEMs approach offers potentially high pulse rates and yields.

  6. Varve deposition and the sediment yield record at three small lakes of the southern Canadian Cordillera

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    Desloges, J.R. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada))

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lacustrine sediments deposited in three small glacier-fed lakes of the southern Canadian Cordillera are derived primarily from subglacial erosion and delivered via short proglacial streams or by direct melting and calving of cirque glaciers. Sediment transport and deposition during early summer is controlled by runoff-generated bottom currents and in the late summer through winter by settling from suspension. This forms distinct rhythmic laminations of silt and clay in distal lake areas. Cesium-137 content in all three lakes indicates that these are varve sediments. Time series of varve thickness covering the interval 1863 to present show distinct declines in sediment yield from 310 to less than 150 t km[sup [minus]2] a[sup [minus]1]. The decline is related to sediment exhaustion following glacier retreat from Little Ice Age maxima and the opening of intervening sediment storage sites. Annual varve thickness is significantly related to fluctuations in summer or late summer temperature highlighting the importance of ice ablation, melt-water runoff, and subglacial sediment sources in controlling deposition rates. Singular climate events, such as autumn storms provide distinctive sedimentary signatures in the varve record. Reconstructed sediment yield for the Little Ice Age is as much as 100% greater than the average Holocene rate. 39 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Recent advances in the US fission yield and delayed neutron evaluations

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    England, T.R.; Rider, B.F. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Brady, M.C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past fifteen years, US reactor analysts have been presented with three major evaluated nuclear data bases: Evaluated Nuclear Data Files (ENDF/B) versions -IV, -V, and most recently, -VI. Advances in the quantity and quality of fission yield data have been almost exponential from evaluation to evaluation. The most recent release of ENDF/B-VI represents an entirely new approach to the evaluation of delayed neutron data. Due to the effort and expense of processing and testing the basic data evaluations for specific applications, data libraries contained in the m mn reactor physics codes are not usually dated with the release of a new evaluation. This is particularly true for the decay data files utilizing fission yield and delayed neutron data. The introduction of ANSI/ANS standards for data of this type would provide a mechanism for assuring the reliability and quality of data of this type. Working groups for each of these proposed standards are comprised of both US and international experts in areas of reactor physics utilizing these data, as well as the data evaluators themselves. This summary briefly discusses the status of the two data evaluations and the progress toward developing standards in each area.

  8. Recent advances in US fission yield and delayed-neutron evaluations

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    England, T.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Brady, (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Rider, B.F.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past 15 yr, US reactor analysts have been presented with three major evaluated nuclear data bases: Evaluated Nuclear Data Files (ENDF/B) versions -IV, -V, and most recently, -VI. Advances in the quantity and quality of fission yield data have been almost exponential from evaluation to evaluation. The most recent release of ENDF/B-VI represents an entirely new approach to the evaluation of delayed-neutron data. Due to the effort and expense of processing and testing the basic data evaluations for specific applications, data libraries contained in the mainstream reactor physics codes are not usually dated with the release of a new evaluation. This is particularly true for the decay data files utilizing fission yield and delayed-neutron data. The introduction of American National Standards Institute/American Nuclear Society (ANSI/ANS) standards for data of this type would provide a mechanism for assuring their reliability and quality. Working groups for each of these proposed standards are composed of both US and international experts in areas of reactor physics utilizing these data, as well as the data evaluators themselves. This paper briefly discusses the status of the two data evaluations and the progress toward developing standards in each area.

  9. Yields of ten and eleven year-old hybrid poplars in the north central United States. Final report

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    Netzer, D.; Tolsted, D.

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to determine commercially attainable biomass yields given the best site tending possible under the constraints of this extensive network. Biomass yields are reported from the best clones planted in one acre blocks on 8 sites over the four states. Biomass yields are presented of short rotation intensively cultured poplar plantations established in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota during 1987--88. It was reported at that time that the mean annual increment had not peaked in the plantations. Growth measurements were continued through the 1997 growing season when the plantations had completed their 10th and 11th growing season.

  10. MPQC: Performance Analysis and Optimization

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    Sarje, Abhinav; Williams, Samuel; Bailey, David

    2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    MPQC (Massively Parallel Quantum Chemistry) is a widely used computational quantum chemistry code. It is capable of performing a number of computations commonly occurring in quantum chemistry. In order to achieve better performance of MPQC, in this report we present a detailed performance analysis of this code. We then perform loop and memory access optimizations, and measure performance improvements by comparing the performance of the optimized code with that of the original MPQC code. We observe that the optimized MPQC code achieves a significant improvement in the performance through a better utilization of vector processing and memory hierarchies.

  11. Search for B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup '}K{sup +} and B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup '}K{sub S}{sup 0} decays

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    Xie, Q. L.; Zhang, C. C. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China); Abe, K.; Adachi, I.; Gershon, T.; Haba, J.; Hazumi, M.; Itoh, R.; Iwasaki, Y.; Katayama, N.; Kichimi, H.; Krokovny, P.; Nakao, M.; Nishida, S.; Ozaki, H.; Sakai, Y.; Sumisawa, K.; Suzuki, S. Y.; Takasaki, F.; Tamai, K. [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan)] (and others)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the results of searches for B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup '}K{sup +} and B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup '}K{sub S}{sup 0} decays, using a sample of 388x10{sup 6} BB pairs collected with the Belle detector at the {upsilon}(4S) resonance. No statistically significant signal is found for either of the two decay modes and upper limits for the branching fractions are determined to be B(B{sup +}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup '}K{sup +})<8.8x10{sup -5} and B(B{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{eta}{sup '}K{sub S}{sup 0})<2.5x10{sup -5} at 90% confidence level.

  12. Passive solar systems performance under conditions in Bulgaria

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    Lekov, A.B.; Balcomb, J.D.

    1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents energy performance of 12 passive solar systems for three climatically different zones of Bulgaria. The results are compared with a base-case residential house that has a design typical for these areas. The different passive solar systems are compared on the basis of the percentage of solar savings and the yield, which is the annual net benefit of adding the passive solar system. The analyses are provided based on monthly meteorological data, and the method used for calculations is the Solar Load Ratio. Recommendations for Bulgarian conditions are given. 5 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Search for the rare decays B{sup +}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}K{sup +}, B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}K*(892){sup 0}, and B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}{phi} at CDF

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    Aaltonen, T.; Maki, T.; Mehtala, P.; Orava, R.; Osterberg, K.; Saarikko, H.; Remortel, N. van [Division of High Energy Physics, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki and Helsinki Institute of Physics, FIN-00014, Helsinki (Finland); Adelman, J.; Brubaker, E.; Fedorko, W. T.; Grosso-Pilcher, C.; Kim, Y. K.; Kwang, S.; Levy, S.; Paramonov, A. A.; Schmidt, M. A.; Shiraishi, S.; Shochet, M.; Wolfe, C.; Yang, U. K. [Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)] (and others)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We search for b{yields}s{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} transitions in B meson (B{sup +}, B{sup 0}, or B{sub s}{sup 0}) decays with 924 pb{sup -1} of pp collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. We find excesses with significances of 4.5, 2.9, and 2.4 standard deviations in the B{sup +}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}K{sup +}, B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}K*(892){sup 0}, and B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}{phi} decay modes, respectively. Using B{yields}J/{psi}h (h=K{sup +}, K*(892){sup 0}, {phi}) decays as normalization channels, we report branching fractions for the previously observed B{sup +} and B{sup 0} decays, B(B{sup +}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}K{sup +})=(0.59{+-}0.15{+-}0.04)x10{sup -6}, and B(B{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}K*(892){sup 0})=(0.81{+-}0.30{+-}0.10)x10{sup -6}, where the first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is systematic. We set an upper limit on the relative branching fraction B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}{phi})/B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{phi})<2.6(2.3)x10{sup -3} at the 95(90)% confidence level, which is the most stringent to date.

  14. Lepton mixing under the lepton charge nonconservation, neutrino masses and oscillations and the 'forbidden' decay Micro-Sign {sup -} {yields} e{sup -} + {gamma}

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    Lyuboshitz, V. L.; Lyuboshitz, V. V., E-mail: Valery.Lyuboshitz@jinr.ru [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The lepton-charge (L{sub e}, L{sub {mu}}, L{sub {tau}}) nonconserving interaction leads to the mixing of the electron, muon, and tau neutrinos, which manifests itself in spatial oscillations of a neutrino beam, and also to the mixing of the electron, negative muon, and tau lepton, which, in particular, may be the cause of the 'forbidden' radiative decay of the negative muon into the electron and {gamma} quantum. Under the assumption that the nondiagonal elements of the mass matrices for neutrinos and ordinary leptons, connected with the lepton charge nonconservation, are the same, and by performing the joint analysis of the experimental data on neutrino oscillations and experimental restriction for the probability of the decay Micro-Sign {sup -} {yields} e{sup -} + {gamma} per unit time, the following estimate for the lower bound of neutrino mass has been obtained: m{sup ({nu})} > 1.5 eV/c{sup 2}.

  15. Measurement of scintillation and ionization yield with high-pressure gaseous mixtures of Xe and TMA for improved neutrinoless double beta decay and dark matter searches

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    Nakajima, Y; Matis, H S; Nygren, D; Oliveira, C; Renner, J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Liquid Xe TPCs are among the most popular choices for double beta decay and WIMP dark matter searches. Gaseous Xe has intrinsic advantages when compared to Liquid Xe, specifically, tracking capability and better energy resolution for double beta decay searches. The performance of gaseous Xe can be further improved by molecular additives such as trimethylamine(TMA), which are expected to (1) cool down the ionization electrons, (2) convert Xe excitation energy to TMA ionizations through Penning transfer, and (3) produce scintillation and electroluminescence light in a more easily detectable wavelength (300 nm). These features may provide better tracking and energy resolution for double-beta decay searches. They are also expected to enhance columnar recombination for nuclear recoils, which can be used for searches for WIMP dark matter with directional sensitivity. We constructed a test ionization chamber and successfully measured scintillation and ionization yields at high precision with various Xe and TMA mixtu...

  16. High Performance Quantum Computing

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    Simon J. Devitt; William J. Munro; Kae Nemoto

    2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The architecture scalability afforded by recent proposals of a large scale photonic based quantum computer, utilizing the theoretical developments of topological cluster states and the photonic chip, allows us to move on to a discussion of massively scaled Quantum Information Processing (QIP). In this letter we introduce the model for a secure and unsecured topological cluster mainframe. We consider the quantum analogue of High Performance Computing, where a dedicated server farm is utilized by many users to run algorithms and share quantum data. The scaling structure of photonics based topological cluster computing leads to an attractive future for server based QIP, where dedicated mainframes can be constructed and/or expanded to serve an increasingly hungry user base with the ideal resource for individual quantum information processing.

  17. Economic performance of modularized hot-aisle contained datacenter PODs utilizing horizontal airflow cooling

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    Rabassa, Albert O., III (Albert Oscar)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Evolutionary and revolutionary advances in computational and storage systems have driven electronic circuit densities to unprecedented levels. These high-density systems must be adequately cooled for proper operation and ...

  18. Net Zero Design Yields Positive Results "Net zero" is used to describe a building designed to provide as

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Net Zero Design Yields Positive Results "Net zero" is used to describe a building designed federal buildings in the planning process as of 2020 or later must be designed to meet net zero standards

  19. Tradeoffs associated with increasing water yield from the Edwards Plateau, Texas: balancing private costs and public benefits 

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    Garriga, Matthew David

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Edwards Aquifer supplies water to approximately 2 million people in central Texas and is recharged by rangelands on the Edwards Plateau, Texas. Since water yields increase from rangelands when brush is controlled, citizens of the region have a...

  20. The relationship of dry matter production of unconverted photoperiod-sensitive sorghum lines to grain yield of their converted counterparts

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    Ochanda, Newton Wayoga

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    amount of dry weight to the total yield of the sorghum cultivars grown under irrigation. The trend was reversed among the exotic sorghum cultivars grown under drier conditions, for which the dominant contributor to total yield was the leaf portion... help and guidance in computer analysis. Many thanks to Mr. Charles Woodfin, my fellow graduate students and co-workers in the sorghum improvement project for their help, cooperation and friendship. To my grandmother Loice, my parents, Anna...

  1. The Effect of Time and Rate of Application of Nitrate of Soda on the Yield of Cotton.

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    Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner); Langley, B. C. (Bryon Caldwell); Johnson, P. R. (Paul Rufus)

    1934-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIHENT STATIDJ A. R. CONNER, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY. TEXAS BULLETIN NO. 490 MARCH, 1934 .--' --7 , The Effect of Time and Rate of Application of Nitrate of Soda on the Yield of Cotton - AGRICULTURAL... of nitrate of soda on yield, length and percentage of lint, size of boll, shedding, and other characters of the cotton plant on the sandy soils of eastern Texas, as a basis for developing a more intelligent and profitable fertilizer practice for cotton...

  2. Some cultural practices affecting bulb rot, plant and floral development, and seed yield of the White Grano onion

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    Enzie, Joseph Vincent

    1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L IBRARY A&IW COLLEGE OF TEXAS SOME CULTURAL PRACTICES AFFECTING BULB ROT, PLANT AND FLORAL DEVELOPMENT, AND SEED YIELD OF THE WHITE GRANO ONION A Dissertation By JOSEPH V. ENZIE Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural... and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 1955 Major Subject: Horticulture SOME CULTURAL PRACTICES AFFECTING BULB ROT, PLANT AND FLORAL DEVELOPMENT, AND SEED YIELD OF THE WHITE GRANO...

  3. Effect of tillage systems, row configuration-spacing and plant population on soil physical properties, evapotranspiration and dryland sorghum yields

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    Salinas-Garcia, Jaime Roel

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EFFECT OF T ILLAGE SYSTEMS & R01I CONF IGURAT I ON SPACING AND PLANT POPULATION ON SOIL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, EVAPOTRANSPIRATION AND DRYLAND SORGHUM YIELDS A Thesis by JAIME ROEL SALINAS-GARCIA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM... AND DRYLAND SORGHUM YIELDS A Thesis by JAIME ROEL SALINAS-GARCIA Approved as to style and content by: (Co-Chairman of Committ. ee) ( o-Chairman of Committee) (Member) (Head of Department) December 1981 ABSTRACT Effect of Tillage Systems, Row...

  4. Annual Performance Report FY 2004 Annual Performance Plan FY...

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    DOEIG-APP-007 Annual Performance Report FY 2004 Annual Performance Plan FY 2005, DOEIG-APP-007 I am pleased to present the Office of Inspector General's (OIG's) combined...

  5. Performance and Performativity in Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford and Ruth

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    Nurulhady, Eta Farmacelia

    2008-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis analyzes the aspects of performance and performativity in Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford and Ruth. Gaskell shows through her characters how gender and class intertwine, involving the notions of cultural, social, ...

  6. Light yield of Kuraray SCSF-78MJ scintillating fibers for the Gluex barrel calorimeter

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    Beattie, T.D.; Fischer, A.P.; Krueger, S.T.; Lolos, G.J.; Papandreou, Z.; Plummer, E.L.; Semenov, A.Yu.; Semenova, I.A.; Sichello, L.M.; Teigro, L.A.; Smith, E S [JLAB

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over three quarters of a million 1-mm-diameter 4-m-long Kuraray double-clad SCSF-78MJ (blue-green) scintillating fibers have been used in the construction of the GlueX electromagnetic barrel calorimeter for the Hall D experimental program at Jefferson Lab. The quality of a random sample of 4,750 of these fibers was evaluated by exciting the fibers at their mid point using a 90Sr source in order to determine the light yield using a calibrated vacuum photomultiplier as the photosensor. A novel methodology was developed to extract the number of photoelectrons detected for measurements where individual photoelectron peaks are not discernible. The average number of photoelectrons from this sample of fibers was 9.17±0.6 at a source distance of 200 cm from the PMT.

  7. Methodology for the use of proportional counters in pulsed fast neutron yield measurements

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    Tarifeño-Saldivia, Ariel; Pavez, Cristian; Soto, Leopoldo

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper introduces in full detail a methodology for the measurement of neutron yield and the necessary efficiency calibration, to be applied to the intensity measurement of neutron bursts where individual neutrons are not resolved in time, for any given moderated neutron proportional counter array. The method allows efficiency calibration employing the detection neutrons arising from an isotopic neutron source. Full statistical study of the procedure is descripted, taking into account contributions arising from counting statistics, piling-up statistics of real detector pulse-height spectra and background fluctuations. The useful information is extracted from the net waveform area of the signal arising from the electric charge accumulated inside the detector tube. Improvement of detection limit is gained, therefore this detection system can be used in detection of low emission neutron pulsed sources with pulses of duration from nanoseconds to up. The application of the methodology to detection systems to be...

  8. Optimal stopping of expected profit and cost yields in an investment under uncertainty

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    Djehiche, Boualem; Morlais, Marie Amélie

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a finite horizon optimal stopping problem related to trade-off strategies between expected profit and cost cash-flows of an investment under uncertainty. The optimal problem is first formulated in terms of a system of Snell envelopes for the profit and cost yields which act as obstacles to each other. We then construct both a minimal and a maximal solutions using an approximation scheme of the associated system of reflected backward SDEs. When the dependence of the cash-flows on the sources of uncertainty, such as fluctuation market prices, assumed to evolve according to a diffusion process, is made explicit, we also obtain a connection between these solutions and viscosity solutions of a system of variational inequalities (VI) with interconnected obstacles. We also provide two counter-examples showing that uniqueness of solutions of (VI) does not hold in general.

  9. Surface structures for enhancement of quantum yield in broad spectrum emission nanocrystals

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    Schreuder, Michael A.; McBride, James R.; Rosenthal, Sandra J.

    2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed are inorganic nanoparticles comprising a body comprising cadmium and/or zinc crystallized with selenium, sulfur, and/or tellurium; a multiplicity of phosphonic acid ligands comprising at least about 20% of the total surface ligand coverage; wherein the nanocrystal is capable of absorbing energy from a first electromagnetic region and capable of emitting light in a second electromagnetic region, wherein the maximum absorbance wavelength of the first electromagnetic region is different from the maximum emission wavelength of the second electromagnetic region, thereby providing a Stokes shift of at least about 20 nm, wherein the second electromagnetic region comprises an at least about 100 nm wide band of wavelengths, and wherein the nanoparticle exhibits has a quantum yield of at least about 10%. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.

  10. The effective beta sensitivity to the incident neutron energy dependence of the absolute delayed neutron yields

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    D'Angelo, A. (ENEA, Casaccia (Italy)); Filip, A. (Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache, Saint Paul lez Durance (France). Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique)

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The uncertainty of the [sup 235]U, [sup 239]Pu, and [sup 238]U absolute delayed neutron yields v[sub d] is one of the principal sources of uncertainty in predicting the fission reactor reactivity scale [beta][sub eff]. The current uncertainties in the dependence of v[sub d] on incident neutron energy is investigated for significance in the evaluation of [beta][sub eff]. The uncertainty effects on the GODIVA, JEZEBEL, Zero Power Reactor, SNEAK, and Masurca benchmark facility calculations are analyzed using ENDF/B and JEF basic data. Different assumptions about the energy dependence result in variations of up to 5% in the reactor spectrum averaged values of v[sub d], and these would result in variations of up to [approximately] 2% in the value of [beta][sub eff] for a typical liquid-metal fast breeder reactor.

  11. Safe handling of potential peroxide forming compounds and their corresponding peroxide yielded derivatives.

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    Sears, Jeremiah Matthew; Boyle, Timothy J.; Dean, Christopher J.

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report addresses recent developments concerning the identification and handling of potential peroxide forming (PPF) and peroxide yielded derivative (PYD) chemicals. PPF chemicals are described in terms of labeling, shelf lives, and safe handling requirements as required at SNL. The general peroxide chemistry concerning formation, prevention, and identification is cursorily presented to give some perspective to the generation of peroxides. The procedure for determining peroxide concentrations and the proper disposal methods established by the Hazardous Waste Handling Facility are also provided. Techniques such as neutralization and dilution are provided for the safe handling of any PYD chemicals to allow for safe handling. The appendices are a collection of all available SNL documentation pertaining to PPF/PYD chemicals to serve as a single reference.

  12. The influence of net-quarks on the yields and rapidity spectra of identified hadrons

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    Jun Song; Feng-lan Shao; Qu-bing Xie; Yun-fei Wang; De-ming Wei

    2008-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Within a quark combination model, we study systematically the yields and rapidity spectra of various hadrons in central Au+Au collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}= 200$ GeV. We find that considering the difference in rapidity between net-quarks and newborn quarks, the data of multiplicities, rapidity distributions for $\\pi^{\\pm}$, $K^{\\pm}$, $p(\\bar{p})$ and, in particular the ratios of charged antihadron to hadron as a function of rapidity, can be well described. The effect of net-quarks on various hadrons is analysed, and the rapidity distributions for $K^{0}_{s}$, $\\Lambda(\\bar{\\Lambda})$, $\\Sigma^{+}(\\bar{\\Sigma}^{_-})$, $\\mathrm{\\Xi^{-}}$ ($\\mathrm{\\bar{\\Xi}^{_+}}$) and $\\mathrm{\\Omega^{-}}(\\mathrm{\\bar{\\Omega}}^{_+})$ are predicted. We discuss the rapidity distribution of net-baryon, and find that it reflects exactly the energy loss of colliding nuclei.

  13. High liquid yield process for retorting various organic materials including oil shale

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    Coburn, Thomas T. (Livermore, CA)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a continuous retorting process for various high molecular weight organic materials, including oil shale, that yields an enhanced output of liquid product. The organic material, mineral matter, and an acidic catalyst, that appreciably adsorbs alkenes on surface sites at prescribed temperatures, are mixed and introduced into a pyrolyzer. A circulating stream of olefin enriched pyrolysis gas is continuously swept through the organic material and catalyst, whereupon, as the result of pyrolysis, the enhanced liquid product output is provided. Mixed spent organic material, mineral matter, and cool catalyst are continuously withdrawn from the pyrolyzer. Combustion of the spent organic material and mineral matter serves to reheat the catalyst. Olefin depleted pyrolysis gas, from the pyrolyzer, is enriched in olefins and recycled into the pyrolyzer. The reheated acidic catalyst is separated from the mineral matter and again mixed with fresh organic material, to maintain the continuously cyclic process.

  14. A high liquid yield process for retorting various organic materials including oil shale

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    Coburn, T.T.

    1988-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a continuous retorting process for various high molecular weight organic materials, including oil shale, that yields an enhanced output of liquid product. The organic material, mineral matter, and an acidic catalyst, that appreciably adsorbs alkenes on surface sites at prescribed temperatures, are mixed and introduced into a pyrolyzer. A circulating stream of olefin enriched pyrolysis gas is continuously swept through the organic material and catalyst, whereupon, as the result of pyrolysis, the enhanced liquid product output is provided. Mixed spent organic material, mineral matter, and cool catalyst are continuously withdrawn from the pyrolyzer. Combustion of the spent organic material and mineral matter serves to reheat the catalyst. Olefin depleted pyrolysis gas, from the pyrolyzer, is enriched in olefins and recycled into the pyrolyzer. The reheated acidic catalyst is separated from the mineral matter and again mixed with fresh organic material, to maintain the continuously cyclic process. 2 figs.

  15. Retail yields and fabrication times for beef subprimals from two grade groups

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    Voges, Kristin Leigh

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    .06 27.27 0.52 0.78 10th ? 12th rib roast 43.62 42.03 0.66 0.12 90% Lean trim 1653 0.75 0.47 0.31 0.54 Fat 4.09 4.32 0.65 0.81 Purge 0.29 0.19 0.08 0.42 Cutting loss 0.01 0.00 0.03 0.63 Total saleable yield 95....62 95.51 0.63 0.90 Processing time, per subprimal ----------------------------- s -------------------------- Bag opening time 11.44 17.83 1.19 0.004 Trimming/Cutting time 120.66 126.02 24.05 0.88 Total time 132.10 143...

  16. Experimental and analytical studies of hydrocarbon yields under dry-, steam-, and steam-with-propane distillation 

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    Jaiswal, Namit

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Simulation study has shown oil production is accelerated when propane is used as an additive during steam injection. To better understand this phenomenon, distillation experiments were performed using San Ardo crude oil (12oAPI). For comparison...

  17. Investigation of a Novel Solar Assisted Water Heating System with Enhanced Energy Yield for Buildings

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    Zhang, X.; Zhao, X.; Xu, J.; Yu, X.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presented the concept, prototype application, operational performance and benefits relating to a novel solar assisted water heating system for building services. It was undertaken through dedicated theoretical analysis, computer...

  18. High Performance Network Monitoring

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    Martinez, Jesse E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Network Monitoring requires a substantial use of data and error analysis to overcome issues with clusters. Zenoss and Splunk help to monitor system log messages that are reporting issues about the clusters to monitoring services. Infiniband infrastructure on a number of clusters upgraded to ibmon2. ibmon2 requires different filters to report errors to system administrators. Focus for this summer is to: (1) Implement ibmon2 filters on monitoring boxes to report system errors to system administrators using Zenoss and Splunk; (2) Modify and improve scripts for monitoring and administrative usage; (3) Learn more about networks including services and maintenance for high performance computing systems; and (4) Gain a life experience working with professionals under real world situations. Filters were created to account for clusters running ibmon2 v1.0.0-1 10 Filters currently implemented for ibmon2 using Python. Filters look for threshold of port counters. Over certain counts, filters report errors to on-call system administrators and modifies grid to show local host with issue.

  19. Environmental Public Health Performance Standards

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    Environmental Public Health Performance Standards Environmental Health Program Self Agency: Total Environmental Health Program Budget: #12;Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (v. 2.0); Environmental Health Program Assessment Instrument, 1/7/2010 Page 2 Proportion

  20. Performance Metrics for Commercial Buildings

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Wang, Na; Romero, Rachel L.; Deru, Michael P.

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Commercial building owners and operators have requested a standard set of key performance metrics to provide a systematic way to evaluate the performance of their buildings. The performance metrics included in this document provide standard metrics for the energy, water, operations and maintenance, indoor environmental quality, purchasing, waste and recycling and transportation impact of their building. The metrics can be used for comparative performance analysis between existing buildings and industry standards to clarify the impact of sustainably designed and operated buildings.