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Performance on an episodic encoding task yields further insight into functional brain development  

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Performance on an episodic encoding task yields further insight into functional brain development August 2006 To further characterize changes in functional brain development that are associated in the direction predicted by the endpoint analysis. We conclude that the patterns of brain activation associated

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A qualitative examination of performance and energy yield of photovoltaic modules in southern Norway  

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Three different, commercially available photovoltaic modules have been monitored outdoors in the town of Grimstad, Norway. The present paper describes the experimental setup that was implemented, in particular details of the low-cost electronic loads. Results compare measured performance with manufacturer's data, and temperature measurements enable a comparison with performance at standard test condition temperature. Overall, the monocrystalline module performed best both regarding maximum efficiency and overall energy production, whereas the module based on triple junction amorphous silicon technology had the worst performance considering these criteria. The gross numbers of energy yield corresponding to measurements over a whole year show that photovoltaic technology could become a viable alternative also in a Northern country like Norway.

Ole-Morten Midtgard; Tor Oskar Sætre; Georgi Yordanov; Anne Gerd Imenes; Chee Lim Nge

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Collagen Protein Viewed at Unprecedented Detail | Advanced Photon  

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Assembling Nanoparticles the Easy DNA-Way Assembling Nanoparticles the Easy DNA-Way Better, cleaner fuel injectors for automobiles? Poxvirus Potency Uncovered in New Atomic Map Striking Nano Gold Oldest Known Magnet's Secrets Revealed Under High Pressures Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed The Collagen Protein Viewed at Unprecedented Detail FEBRUARY 26, 2008 Bookmark and Share A view of a rat tail tendon using second-harmonic generation microscopy. The collagen fibers show up in green and red. The structure and behavior of one of the most common proteins in our bodies has been resolved at a level of detail never before seen, thanks to new research performed at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S.

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Mesh Generation for SHARP: Unprecedented Complexity | Department of Energy  

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Mesh Generation for SHARP: Unprecedented Complexity Mesh Generation for SHARP: Unprecedented Complexity Mesh Generation for SHARP: Unprecedented Complexity January 29, 2013 - 1:36pm Addthis SHARP Supporting Elements During this quarter, the framework team was involved in two primary efforts, mesh generation and implementation of a MOAB-based coupled multi-physics simulation. For mesh generation, finishing touches were put on three major, high-complexity hexahedral meshes, and support was provided for their use in various simulations: MATiS-H, an OECD-NEA experiment for single-phase flow over a rod bundle and grid. [ANL] Nuscale, a hexahedral mesh of the core internals of the Multi-Application Small Light Water Reactor, a 1/3-scale mockup of the Nuscale reactor. [ANL] XX09, a high-fidelity model of the XX09 test fuel assembly used in

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Effect of cathode structure on neutron yield performance of a miniature plasma focus device  

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In this Letter we report the effect of two different cathode structures – tubular and squirrel cage, on neutron output from a miniature plasma focus device. The squirrel cage cathode is typical of most DPF sources, with an outer, tubular envelope that serves as a vacuum housing, but does not carry current. The tubular cathode carries the return current and also serves as the vacuum envelope, thereby minimizing the size of the DPF head. The maximum average neutron yield of ( 1.82 ± 0.52 ) × 10 5 n / shot for the tubular cathode at 4 mbar was enhanced to ( 1.15 ± 0.2 ) × 10 6 n / shot with squirrel cage cathode at 6 mbar operation. These results are explained on the basis of a current sheath loading/mass choking effect. The penalty for using a non-transparent cathode negates the advantage of the smaller size of the DPF head.

Rishi Verma; R.S. Rawat; P. Lee; S. Lee; S.V. Springham; T.L. Tan; M. Krishnan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength  

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A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength Print A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength Print 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 fundamental three-electron system and prototypical negative ion. The nuclear Coulomb attraction is efficiently screened in negative ions, greatly enhancing the effects that the electrons have on each other and providing an ideal opportunity to verify and further motivate theoretical models of electron correlation. Our understanding of these basic interactions can elucidate processes of importance in many fields, from the interpretation of cosmic spectra to x-ray lasing efforts using inner-shell ionization and hollow-ion formation. At the Ion-Photon Beamline at the ALS, researchers have detected in negative helium ions a resonant simultaneous double-Auger decay of unprecedented strength, evidence of a triply excited hollow-ion state that has eluded observation for 25 years.

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A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength  

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A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength Print A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength Print 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 fundamental three-electron system and prototypical negative ion. The nuclear Coulomb attraction is efficiently screened in negative ions, greatly enhancing the effects that the electrons have on each other and providing an ideal opportunity to verify and further motivate theoretical models of electron correlation. Our understanding of these basic interactions can elucidate processes of importance in many fields, from the interpretation of cosmic spectra to x-ray lasing efforts using inner-shell ionization and hollow-ion formation. At the Ion-Photon Beamline at the ALS, researchers have detected in negative helium ions a resonant simultaneous double-Auger decay of unprecedented strength, evidence of a triply excited hollow-ion state that has eluded observation for 25 years.

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A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength  

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A Hollow-Ion Resonance of A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength Print Wednesday, 29 June 2005 00:00 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 fundamental three-electron system and prototypical negative ion. The nuclear Coulomb attraction is efficiently screened in negative ions, greatly enhancing the effects that the electrons have on each other and providing an ideal opportunity to verify and further motivate theoretical models of electron correlation. Our understanding of these basic interactions can elucidate processes of importance in many fields, from the interpretation of cosmic spectra to x-ray lasing efforts using inner-shell ionization and hollow-ion formation. At the Ion-Photon Beamline at the ALS, researchers have detected in negative helium ions a resonant simultaneous double-Auger decay of unprecedented strength, evidence of a triply excited hollow-ion state that has eluded observation for 25 years.

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A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength  

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A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength Print A Hollow-Ion Resonance of Unprecedented Strength Print 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 fundamental three-electron system and prototypical negative ion. The nuclear Coulomb attraction is efficiently screened in negative ions, greatly enhancing the effects that the electrons have on each other and providing an ideal opportunity to verify and further motivate theoretical models of electron correlation. Our understanding of these basic interactions can elucidate processes of importance in many fields, from the interpretation of cosmic spectra to x-ray lasing efforts using inner-shell ionization and hollow-ion formation. At the Ion-Photon Beamline at the ALS, researchers have detected in negative helium ions a resonant simultaneous double-Auger decay of unprecedented strength, evidence of a triply excited hollow-ion state that has eluded observation for 25 years.

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Space Chamber Reaches Cold Target at Unprecedented Efficiency | U.S. DOE  

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Space Chamber Reaches Cold Target at Unprecedented Efficiency Space Chamber Reaches Cold Target at Unprecedented Efficiency Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » October 2012 Space Chamber Reaches Cold Target at Unprecedented Efficiency Thomas Jefferson Laboratory lends expertise in cryogenics developments. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of NASA NASA's Space Environment Simulation Lab Chamber A, which is used by the

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

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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...

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

Entekhabi, Dara

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Effect of application of fluidized bed combustion residue to reclaimed mine pastures on forage yield, composition, animal performance, and mineral status  

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Reclaimed surface mined soils in Appalachia are typically infertile and must be amended for optimum vegetative growth. Fluidized bed combustion residue (FBCR) has high levels of Ca, S, Zn, Fe, and Al, and 50% of the neutralizing capacity of limestone. Three treatments were applied to three capacity of limestone. Three treatments were applied to three replicated 0.81 ha reclaimed mine pastures: (A) control (no amendment), (B) 6760 kg FBCR/ha, and (C) 3380 kg limestone/ha. Based on forage availability, six steers were rotationally grazed on pastures receiving each treatment. Steers were weighed and blood samples collected at 14-d intervals and all animals were sacrificed for tissue sampling at the end of the 114-d trial. B and C increased soil pH above control levels. Forage yield and steer gain were not significantly affected by treatment. Forage samples collected during the trial indicated that B and C amendments elevated forage ash, Ca, Mg, S, Cu, and Ca:P ratio and depressed cellulose and NDF. The forage sampled the following spring was lower in hemicellulose, Zn, Mn and Ni; and higher in ash, Ca, S, the Ca:P ratio in the B and C pastures. Mean serum mineral levels of steers were not affected by pasture treatment. The blood packed cell volume was higher in cattle grazing pastures. Liver levels of Fe, Mn, Ni, and Na and bile levels of Mn were depressed in cattle grazing B and C and serum was at deficiency levels and was not detectable in bile, regardless of treatment. Kidney levels of Ca, Mg and P were higher, hair Zn was higher, rib Cr and long bone Cd levels were lower in animals grazing the pastures. This study suggests that FBCR amendment enhances nutrient quality of forage and minerals status of animals at least as well as limestone application to acidic reclaimed mine pastures.

Smedley, K.O.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance model and annual yield comparison of parabolic-trough solar thermal power plants with either nitrogen or synthetic oil as heat transfer fluid  

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Abstract The majority of commercial parabolic-trough plants in the world operate with synthetic oil as heat transfer fluid in the solar field. However, the synthetic oils that are available at affordable cost present some challenges such as their flammability, environmental toxicity and a temperature limitation of around 400 °C. As alternative, this work proposes the use of pressurized nitrogen as heat transfer fluid. In order to analyze the feasibility of this technology, a comparison between a plant with nitrogen and a conventional plant with synthetic oil has been carried out. In both cases, 50 MWe parabolic-trough plants with 6 h of thermal storage are used as reference. A performance model including the solar field, the thermal storage system and the power block has been developed for each plant in the TRNSYS simulation software. This paper also describes the specifications, design and sizing of the solar field and explains the basic operation strategy applied in each model. Both annual simulations have been performed considering the same location, Almería (Spain), and meteorological data. In summary, the results show that similar net annual electricity productions can be attained for parabolic-trough plants with the same collection area using either nitrogen or synthetic oil as heat transfer fluid.

Mario Biencinto; Lourdes González; Eduardo Zarza; Luis E. Díez; Javier Muñoz-Antón

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of photosynthetic performance, water use efficiency and grain yield during long-term growth under elevated CO2 in wheat and rye is growth temperature and cultivar dependent  

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Abstract The effects of long-term elevated CO2 on photosynthetic performance of winter (cv Musketeer) and spring (cv SR4A) rye (Secale cereale) and winter (cv Norstar) and spring (cv Katepwa) wheat (Triticum aestivum) grown at either 20/16 °C (non-acclimated (NA)) or 5/5 °C (cold acclimated (CA) and at either ambient (380 ?mol C mol?1) or elevated (700 ?mol C mol?1) CO2 were studied. Compared to NA counterparts, CA winter cereals exhibited a 30–40% increase in light and CO2-saturated rates of photosynthesis at both ambient and elevated CO2. This was accompanied by a 35–50% decrease in excitation pressure and non-photochemical energy dissipation. Concomitantly, biomass increased by 28–46% and grain yield per plant by 60%. In contrast, both CA spring cultivars exhibited a 45–60% inhibition of light- and CO2-saturated rates of photosynthesis at ambient CO2 as well as growth at elevated CO2 relative to NA controls. This inhibition was specific for photosynthesis since cold acclimation stimulated rates of respiration by 22–47% in all cultivars tested. This was accompanied by a 58% increase in excitation pressure and a 17% increase in non-photochemical energy dissipation in the cold acclimated spring rye and spring wheat. Consequently, biomass accumulation was reduced by about 25% in CA versus NA spring cultivars at elevated CO2. We conclude that the potential for enhancement of photosynthetic performance, water use efficiency and grain yield of cereals grown at elevated CO2 is both growth temperature and cultivar dependent.

Keshav Dahal; Vicki L. Knowles; William C. Plaxton; Norman P.A. Hüner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open-access databases as unprecedented resources and drivers of cultural change in fisheries science  

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Open-access databases with utility in fisheries science have grown exponentially in quantity and scope over the past decade, with profound impacts to our discipline. The management, distillation, and sharing of an exponentially growing stream of open-access data represents several fundamental challenges in fisheries science. Many of the currently available open-access resources may not be universally known among fisheries scientists. We therefore introduce many national- and global-scale open-access databases with applications in fisheries science and provide an example of how they can be harnessed to perform valuable analyses without additional field efforts. We also discuss how the development, maintenance, and utilization of open-access data are likely to pose technical, financial, and educational challenges to fisheries scientists. Such cultural implications that will coincide with the rapidly increasing availability of free data should compel the American Fisheries Society to actively address these problems now to help ease the forthcoming cultural transition.

McManamay, Ryan A [ORNL; Utz, Ryan [National Ecological Observatory Network

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating Corn Grain Yields  

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. Background Moisture stress caused by drought will reduce corn grain yields by dis- rupting kernel development, lowering grade, and impeding grain fill. Kernel development of the corn plant is most affected by drought during early vegeta- tive growth stages... stages of development (V8 and V9) also cause the corn plant to develop fewer kernels and to abort developing pollen tubes and kernels. The result is fewer filled rows and fewer developed kernels within each row of an ear, and an overall reduction...

Blumenthal, Jurg M.; Thompson, Wayne

2009-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Higher Yields Can Be Achieved  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

8 8 Notes: While the current forecast is showing higher distillate production than last year, there is room for yet more volume through refiners switching to higher yields than those being forecast. This will only happen if economic incentives evolve to encourage this change. Current high spreads indicate those incentives may occur. This graph shows the distillate yield pattern over the last few years. Generally yields rise in the fall to build stocks for winter distillate use. On average, the yield increase during the fourth quarter is about 2% higher than the yield average of the lowest yield months of June, July and August. (Recognize that a 1% change in yield is about a 150 MB/D change in distillate production, which is about 4% of winter demand.) During the fall of 1996, the winter season began with very low

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A versatile detector for total fluorescence and electron yield experiments  

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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.

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

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Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation  

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Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation Print Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation Print Researchers at Berkeley Lab have been exploring the ways coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) is generated in electron storage rings when femtosecond lasers are used to carve out ultrafast x-ray pulses by femtoslicing (see "Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam"). In their most recent work, the researchers reported the first observation of seeding an instability of the electron beam by the laser, and they presented a physical model that shows how this occurs under the proper conditions. Such a mechanism makes it possible to control the instability onset and to exploit its gain for the generation of pulses of terahertz CSR of unprecedented power. Terahertz radiation with a wavelength from about 1 cm to about 100 microns between the microwave and the infrared would provide access to a large number of fundamental phenomena. To mention only some of them: excited electrons orbit, small molecules rotate, proteins vibrate, superconducting energy gaps resonate, and gaseous and solid-state plasmas oscillate at terahertz frequencies. But generating terahertz radiation is ordinarily a challenging task for any kind of source, including storage-ring-based synchrotron light sources. The new findings by the ALS group could represent a significant step toward satisfying the need for powerful terahertz sources.

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Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation  

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Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation Print Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation Print Researchers at Berkeley Lab have been exploring the ways coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) is generated in electron storage rings when femtosecond lasers are used to carve out ultrafast x-ray pulses by femtoslicing (see "Tailored Terahertz Pulses from a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam"). In their most recent work, the researchers reported the first observation of seeding an instability of the electron beam by the laser, and they presented a physical model that shows how this occurs under the proper conditions. Such a mechanism makes it possible to control the instability onset and to exploit its gain for the generation of pulses of terahertz CSR of unprecedented power. Terahertz radiation with a wavelength from about 1 cm to about 100 microns between the microwave and the infrared would provide access to a large number of fundamental phenomena. To mention only some of them: excited electrons orbit, small molecules rotate, proteins vibrate, superconducting energy gaps resonate, and gaseous and solid-state plasmas oscillate at terahertz frequencies. But generating terahertz radiation is ordinarily a challenging task for any kind of source, including storage-ring-based synchrotron light sources. The new findings by the ALS group could represent a significant step toward satisfying the need for powerful terahertz sources.

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High-Performance Single Cell Genetic Analysis Using Microfluidic Emulsion Generator Arrays  

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High-Performance Single Cell Genetic Analysis Using Microfluidic Emulsion Generator Arrays Yong high-throughput microfluidic emulsion generation with single cell multiplex polymerase chain reaction and to provide good statistical information regarding these stochastic events. Microfluidics offers unprecedented

California at Berkeley, University of

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Yield  

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2. (1) The second category is data collapse, which is easily demonstrated with the Ising model. We may write the equation of state as a functional relationship of the form M ...

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Status of fission yield evaluations  

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Very few yield compilations are also evaluations, and very few contain an extensive global library of measured data and extensive models for unmeasured data. The earlier U.K. evaluations and US evaluations were comparable up to the retirements of the primary evaluators. Only the effort in the US has been continued and expanded. The previous U.K. evaluations have been published. In this paper we summarize the current status of the US evaluation, philosophy, and various integral yield tests for 34 fissioning nuclides at one or more neutron incident energies and/or for spontaneous fission. Currently there are 50 yield sets and for each we have independent and cumulative yields and uncertainties for approximately 1100 fission products. When finalized, the recommended data will become part of the next version of the US Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF/B-VI). The complete set of data, including the basic input of measured yields, will be issued as a sequel to the General Electric evaluation reports (better known by the authors' names: Rider - or earlier - Meek and Rider). 16 references.

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

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Performance Modeling of SRAMs  

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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...

Zhao, Chang

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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...

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

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Data Transfer Nodes Yield Results!  

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DTN DTN Data Transfer Nodes Yield Results August 1, 2011 | Tags: Accelerator Science, Data Transfer, ESnet Linda Vu, +1 510 495 2402, lvu@lbl.gov The ability to reliably move and share data around the globe is essential to scientific collaboration, that's why three Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific Computing Centers-Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)-have teamed up to focus on optimizing wide area network (WAN) transfers. This ongoing effort began several years ago when each site deployed dedicated transfer nodes (DTNs), optimized for carrying data between the DOE facilities. Today, engineers from each site continue to meet regularly with DOE's Energy Sciences Network staff (ESnet) to develop strategies

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Data Transfer Nodes Yield Results!  

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Laboratory. "The DTNs save us so much time. In fact, we recently moved an 80 terabyte dataset from the high performance storage system at Oak Ridge to NERSC in just two months,...

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Percent Yield and Mass of Water  

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Percent Yield and Mass of Water Percent Yield and Mass of Water Name: Lisa Status: educator Grade: 9-12 Location: CA Country: USA Date: Winter 2011-2012 Question: When doing a percent yield activity in lab, we use MgCl hexahydrate and CaSO4. How do we factor the mass of the water that is released during the reaction? Replies: Lisa, Based on your question, I am not quite sure what the experiment is. Are you heating the hydrates and looking at the percent-yield of water removed during the heating? If so, then you would calculate the theoretical yield (using stoichiometry and the balanced chemical equation: MgCl2.6H2O --> MgCl2 + 6H2O) of water released, and compare it to the actual yield of water released in the experiment to get percent yield. Greg (Roberto Gregorius) Canisius College

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High-yield positron systems for linear colliders  

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Linear colliders, such as the SLC, are among those accelerators for which a high-yield positron source operating at the repetition rate of the accelerator is desired. The SLC, having electron energies up to 50 GeV, presents the possibility of generating positron bunches with useful charge even exceeding that of the initial electron bunch. The exact positron yield to be obtained depends on the particular capture, transport and damping system employed. Using 31 GeV electrons impinging on a W-type converter phase-space at the target to the acceptance of the capture rf section, the SLC source is capable of producing, for every electron, up to two positrons within the acceptance of the positron damping ring. The design of this source and the performance of the positron system as built are described. Also, future prospects and limitations for high-yield positron systems are discussed. 11 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

Clendenin, J.E.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Yield Comparisons for Different ICOOL  

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1 Muon Yield Comparisons for Different ICOOL Versions and Lattices X. Ding Front End, Nov. 23, 2010 parameters of 11 and 13GeV from interpolation) � Take the muon/pion/kaons at z=0 m from MARS output (Field of Running MARS #12;4 Muon Yield from Different Versions of ICOOL with ST2a-BNL Input Deck #12;5 Muon Yield

McDonald, Kirk

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Energy Dependence of Air Fluorescence Yield measured by AIRFLY  

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In the fluorescence detection of ultra high energy (> 10**18 eV) cosmic rays, the number of emitted fluorescence photons is assumed to be proportional to the energy deposited in air by shower particles. We have performed measurements of the fluorescence yield in atmospheric gases excited by electrons over energies ranging from keV to hundreds of MeV in several accelerators. We found that within the measured energy ranges the proportionality holds at the level of few %.

M. Ave

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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TIF film, substrates and nonfumigant soil disinfestation maintain fruit yields  

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soil disinfestation maintain fruit yields Steve Fennimore bystrawberry production sea- son, fruit yields on substrateswere com- parable to fruit yields using conventional

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock Timing and Yield Sensitivity Studies for NIF Ignition Capsules  

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A cryogenic, {beta}-layered NIF ignition capsule with a beryllium ablator that employs a BeO dopant (2% O) for opacity control is described. The design has an optimized yield of 12 MJ and uses a reduced drive hohlraum temperature pulse shape that peaks at {approx} 250 eV. Shock timing sensitivity calculations have been performed for this capsule design. Individual uncertainties of: (1) {approx}200 ps in the timing of the foot pulse; (2) {approx}5% in the x-ray flux of the foot pulse and first step; (3) {approx}10% in the ablator EOS; or (4) {approx} 5 {micro}m in the DT ice layer thickness each have a significant impact on thermonuclear yield. Combined uncertainties have greater impact than isolated, individual issues. For example, a combination of uncertainties of 200 ps in the foot + 2 eV in the foot + 5 {micro}m in the DT thickness results in a calculation that produces only {approx} 1% of the original design yield. A second, more speculative, capsule concept utilizing a liquid DT ablator is also discussed. This design produces a 5 MJ yield in a 250 eV peak drive calculation.

OLSON,RICHARD E.

1999-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Increased Radical Cation Yields: Arenes in DCE  

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Increased Yields of Radical Cations by Arene Addition to Irradiated Increased Yields of Radical Cations by Arene Addition to Irradiated 1,2-Dichloroethane Alison M. Funston and John R. Miller Radiat. Phys. Chem., 72, 601-611 (2005). [Find paper at Elsevier Science Direct] Abstract: Pulse radiolysis in chlorinated hydrocarbon liquids such as 1,2-dichloroethane is a versatile and effective method for the generation of solute radical cations. The addition of a large concentration of toluene or benzene to solutions of 1,2-dichloroethane is found to increase the yield of solute radical cations (G = 0.68 molecules/100 eV in 1,2-dichloroethane (Wang et al., 1979) by a factor of 2.5. The increased yield is found for solutes which have a potential of ~ 1.1 V (vs SCE) or below for the S+·/S couple and is due to reaction of the chlorine

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Yield learning model for integrated circuit package  

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, and has a major influence on product perfo rmance and reliability. Increasing the yield in package assembly influence on product perfo will reduce the effective manufacturing cost during assembly. Hence integrated circuit manufacturers try to improve...

Balasubramaniam, Gaurishankar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Diamagnetic muon yields of metal acetylacetonates  

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Diamagnetic muon yields /PD.../ in various metal acetylacetonates were measured at room temperature by the muon spin rotation technique. We have found a...D between complexes of typical elements and those of tran...

M. K. Kubo; Y. Sakai; T. Tominaga…

1989-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Yield Mapping of Dedicated Energy Crops  

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Breakout Session 1B—Integration of Supply Chains I: Breaking Down Barriers Potential Yield Mapping of Dedicated Energy Crops Chris Daly, Director, PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University

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of oil yields from enhanced oil recovery  

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oil yields from enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and CO oil yields from enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and CO 2 storage capacity in depleted oil reservoirs. The primary goal of the project is to demonstrate that remaining oil can be economically produced using CO 2 -EOR technology in untested areas of the United States. The Citronelle Field appears to be an ideal site for concurrent CO 2 storage and EOR because the field is composed of sandstone reservoirs

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Boosting Crop Yields with Plant Steroids  

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...hormones warrant better crops for the XXI century. Ann. Bot. (Lond.) 86 : 441-447...Peerbolte, R., Broekaert, W., and Van Camp, W. (2005). TraitMill: A discovery...stress. Biol. Plant. 48 : 407-411. Van Camp, W. (2005). Yield enhancement genes...

Cécile Vriet; Eugenia Russinova; Christophe Reuzeau

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Lens aberration aware placement for timing yield  

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Process variations due to lens aberrations are to a large extent systematic, and can be modeled for purposes of analyses and optimizations in the design phase. Traditionally, variations induced by lens aberrations have been considered random due to their ... Keywords: Layout, design for manufacturing, lithography, timing yield

Andrew B. Kahng; Chul-Hong Park; Puneet Sharma; Qinke Wang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yield stress and elastic modulus of suspensions of noncolloidal particles in yield stress fluids  

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this yield stress; above the yield stress they behave as liquids, and their flow behavior is usually well more complex at the approach of the transition between the liquid and the solid regimes [Coussot (2005 and Jorrot (2001)], a cement paste [Geiker et al. (2002)], a foam [Cohen-Addad et al. (2007)] or coal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation  

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Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation Print Wednesday, 25 April 2007 00:00 Researchers at...

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Excitation-emission spectra and fluorescence quantum yields for...  

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Excitation-emission spectra and fluorescence quantum yields for fresh and aged biogenic secondary organic aerosols. Excitation-emission spectra and fluorescence quantum yields for...

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Sequential water stress in cotton: yield response to stress in early and peak flowering stages  

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*) was determined independently of SD and CS* was defined as the reduction in yield per unit of stress day factor (SD) for each period of growth. A stress day index analysis was performed using data from a 1985 study (Clark, 1986) and the 1986 study. Plots.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daily average wind runs for sheltered and unsheltered treatment areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . Table 6. Comparison of 1985 and 1986 yield, water use, and water use...

Prochaska, James Frank

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of No-Till on Yields as Influenced by Crop and Environmental Factors  

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Th is research evaluated diff erences in yields and associated downside risk from using no-till and tillage practices. Yields from 442 paired tillage experiments across the United States were evaluated with respect to six crops and environmental factors including geographic location, annual precipitation, soil texture, and time since conversion from tillage to no-till. Results indicated that mean yields for sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with no-till were greater than with tillage. In addition, no-till tended to produce similar or greater mean yields than tillage for crops grown on loamy soils in the Southern Seaboard and Mississippi Portal regions. A warmer and more humid climate and warmer soils in these regions relative to the Heartland, Basin and Range, and Fruitful Rim regions appear to favor no-till on loamy soils. With the exception of corn (Zea mays L.) and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) in the Southern Seaboard region, no-till performed poorly on sandy soils. Crops grown in the Southern Seaboard were less likely to have lower no-till yields than tillage yields on loamy soils and thus had lower downside yield risk than other farm resource regions. Consistent with mean yield results, soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] and wheat grown on sandy soils in the Southern Seaboard region using no-till had larger downside yield risks than when produced with no-till on loamy soils. Th e key fi ndings of this study support the hypothesis that soil and climate factors impact no-till yields relative to tillage yields and may be an important factor infl uencing risk and expected return and the adoption of the practice by farmers.

Toliver, Dustin K.; Larson, James A.; Roberts, Roland K.; English, B.C.; De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.; West, Tristram O.

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Refinery Yield of Liquefied Refinery Gases  

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Refinery Yield Refinery Yield (Percent) Product: Liquefied Refinery Gases Finished Motor Gasoline Finished Aviation Gasoline Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Kerosene Distillate Fuel Oil Residual Fuel Oil Naphtha for Petrochemical Feedstock Use Other Oils for Petrochemical Feedstock Use Special Naphthas Lubricants Waxes Petroleum Coke Asphalt and Road Oil Still Gas Miscellaneous Products Processing Gain(-) or Loss(+) Period: Monthly Annual Download Series History Download Series History Definitions, Sources & Notes Definitions, Sources & Notes Show Data By: Product Area Apr-13 May-13 Jun-13 Jul-13 Aug-13 Sep-13 View History U.S. 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 3.9 1993-2013 PADD 1 4.4 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.6 2.1 1993-2013 East Coast 4.4 5.3 5.1 5.1 4.9 2.2 1993-2013

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Low Odor, High Yield Kraft Pulping  

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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.

W.T. McKean

2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracts and Performance  

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Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracts and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracts and Performance Guarantees Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracts and Performance Guarantees October 16, 2013 - 5:03pm Addthis Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts with long-term performance guarantees are becoming increasingly popular for some renewable energy technologies, such as commercial-scale photovoltaics systems. EPC contracts give the owner unprecedented assurance that the system will provide the long-term energy benefits advertised without wasting time and money with the architectural and engineering (A&E) firm or expensive change orders. These performance guarantees cover the entire installation and go way beyond manufacturer warranties that only cover specific parts and not

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Kuwaiti reconstruction project unprecedented in size, complexity  

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There had been no challenge like it: a desert emirate ablaze; its main city sacked; the economically crucial oil industry devastated; countryside shrouded in smoke from oil well fires and littered with unexploded ordnance, disabled military equipment, and unignited crude oil. Like the well-documented effort that brought 749 burning wells under control in less than 7 months, Kuwaiti reconstruction had no precedent. Unlike the firefight, reconstruction is no-where complete. It nevertheless has placed two of three refineries back on stream, restored oil production to preinvasion levels, and repaired or rebuilt 17 of 26 oil field gathering stations. Most of the progress has come since the last well fire went out on Nov. 6, 1991. Expatriates in Kuwait since the days of Al-Awda- the return,' in Arabic- attribute much of the rapid progress under Al-Tameer- the reconstruction'- to decisions and preparations made while the well fires still raged. The article describes the planning for Al-Awda, reentering the country, drilling plans, facilities reconstruction, and special problems.

Tippee, B.

1993-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of water quality and nitrogen on yield, yield components and water use efficiency of barley  

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A field study was carried out on sandy soil to determine the effects of water quality and nitrogen on yield and water use efficiency of barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv. Ardhaoui). Two irrigation water qualities wer...

K. Nagaz; N. Ben Mechlia

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can Naked Singularities Yield Gamma Ray Bursts?  

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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.

H. M. Antia

1998-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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

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01' CONTEN1'S CHAPTER I, INI'RODUCT ION Page I I. L I'1'ERAT URE REV IEW III. M "ZERIALS AND i&TIIODS IV. RESULTS 13 Grain Yield Culms per m 2 Seed pe- Spike Weight per 500 Seed Plant Neight Spikelets per Spike 15 15 23 Test Weight V... 01' CONTEN1'S CHAPTER I, INI'RODUCT ION Page I I. L I'1'ERAT URE REV IEW III. M "ZERIALS AND i&TIIODS IV. RESULTS 13 Grain Yield Culms per m 2 Seed pe- Spike Weight per 500 Seed Plant Neight Spikelets per Spike 15 15 23 Test Weight V...

Peters, Ross Jay

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cite this: RSC Advances, 2013, 3, Enhanced yields of furfural and other products by  

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for production of hydrocarbons from cellulosic biomass for use as drop-in fuels. Simultaneous extraction into a solvent immiscible in water can substantially enhance furfural yields by removing it from the aqueous to hydrocarbons.5�9 Positive results in engine performance and reductions in emissions were reported for furan

California at Riverside, University of

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Quantifying yield gaps in wheat production in Russia  

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Crop yields must increase substantially to meet the increasing demands for agricultural products. Crop yield increases are particularly important for Russia because low crop yields prevail across Russia's widespread and fertile land resources. However, reliable data are lacking regarding the spatial distribution of potential yields in Russia, which can be used to determine yield gaps. We used a crop growth model to determine the yield potentials and yield gaps of winter and spring wheat at the provincial level across European Russia. We modeled the annual yield potentials from 1995 to 2006 with optimal nitrogen supplies for both rainfed and irrigated conditions. Overall, the results suggest yield gaps of 1.51–2.10 t ha?1, or 44–52% of the yield potential under rainfed conditions. Under irrigated conditions, yield gaps of 3.14–3.30 t ha?1, or 62–63% of the yield potential, were observed. However, recurring droughts cause large fluctuations in yield potentials under rainfed conditions, even when the nitrogen supply is optimal, particularly in the highly fertile black soil areas of southern European Russia. The highest yield gaps (up to 4 t ha?1) under irrigated conditions were detected in the steppe areas in southeastern European Russia along the border of Kazakhstan. Improving the nutrient and water supply and using crop breeds that are adapted to the frequent drought conditions are important for reducing yield gaps in European Russia. Our regional assessment helps inform policy and agricultural investors and prioritize research that aims to increase crop production in this important region for global agricultural markets.

Florian Schierhorn; Monireh Faramarzi; Alexander V Prishchepov; Friedrich J Koch; Daniel Müller

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weather-based forecasts of California crop yields  

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Crop yield forecasts provide useful information to a range of users. Yields for several crops in California are currently forecast based on field surveys and farmer interviews, while for many crops official forecasts do not exist. As broad-scale crop yields are largely dependent on weather, measurements from existing meteorological stations have the potential to provide a reliable, timely, and cost-effective means to anticipate crop yields. We developed weather-based models of state-wide yields for 12 major California crops (wine grapes, lettuce, almonds, strawberries, table grapes, hay, oranges, cotton, tomatoes, walnuts, avocados, and pistachios), and tested their accuracy using cross-validation over the 1980-2003 period. Many crops were forecast with high accuracy, as judged by the percent of yield variation explained by the forecast, the number of yields with correctly predicted direction of yield change, or the number of yields with correctly predicted extreme yields. The most successfully modeled crop was almonds, with 81% of yield variance captured by the forecast. Predictions for most crops relied on weather measurements well before harvest time, allowing for lead times that were longer than existing procedures in many cases.

Lobell, D B; Cahill, K N; Field, C B

2005-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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High Xylose Yields from Dilute Acid Pretreatment of Corn Stover Under Process-Relevant Conditions  

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Pretreatment experiments were carried out to demonstrate high xylose yields at high solids loadings in two different batch pretreatment reactors under process-relevant conditions. Corn stover was pretreated with dilute sulfuric acid using a 4-l Steam Digester and a 4-l stirred ZipperClave{reg_sign} reactor. Solids were loaded at 45% dry matter (wt/wt) after sulfuric acid catalyst impregnation using nominal particle sizes of either 6 or 18 mm. Pretreatment was carried out at temperatures between 180 and 200 C at residence times of either 90 or 105 s. Results demonstrate an ability to achieve high xylose yields (>80%) over a range of pretreatment conditions, with performance showing little dependence on particle size or pretreatment reactor type. The high xylose yields are attributed to effective catalyst impregnation and rapid rates of heat transfer during pretreatment.

Weiss, N. D.; Nagle, N. J.; Tucker, M. P.; Elander, R. T.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient vlsi yield prediction with consideration of partial correlations  

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: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 47 x LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 Variations in CMP Process for Cu Interconnects : : : : : : : : : : : : 3 2 Initial Setup - A Chip Consisting of a Number of Equally Sized Tiles 7 3 Perfect Correlation Circles used to Reduce the Number of Vari- ables... in Yield Computation : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 9 4 Flowchart Describing the Procedure for Computing High Yield using the PCC Approach : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 10 5 Systematic and Random Variations in CMP Yield...

Varadan, Sridhar

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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B{yields}{pi}K puzzle and new physics  

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The present B{yields}{pi}K data is studied in the context of the standard model (SM) and with new physics (NP). We confirm that the SM has difficulties explaining the B{yields}{pi}K measurements. By adopting an effective-lagrangian parametrization of NP effects, we are able to rule out several classes of NP. Our model-independent analysis shows that the B{yields}{pi}K data can be accommodated by NP in the electroweak penguin sector.

Baek, Seungwon; Hamel, Philippe; London, David; Datta, Alakabha; Suprun, Denis A. [Laboratoire Rene J.-A. Levesque, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, succ. centre-ville, Montreal, QC, H3C 3J7 (Canada); Department of Physics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A7 (Canada); Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA, 11973 (United States)

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation  

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Laser Seeding Yields High-Power Coherent Terahertz Radiation Print Researchers at Berkeley Lab have been exploring the ways coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) is generated in...

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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...

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Road Blocks Yield Key Information about a Catalyst | The Ames...  

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Road Blocks Yield Key Information about a Catalyst Researchers systematically blocked key chemical reaction pathways to get unambiguous information about how carbon-nitrogen bonds...

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Strontium and barium iodide high light yield scintillators  

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Strontium and barium iodide high light yield scintillators94720, USA Europium-doped strontium and barium iodide areis still chal­ lenging. Strontium and barium iodide doped

Cherepy, Nerine

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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sup 1 sup 0 B nucleus fragment yields  

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Without any free parameters, yields of boron projectile fragments have been received from calculations of a model of the cold fragmentation process

Lepekhin, F G

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performative architecture  

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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 ...

Araya, Sergio (Sergio Alejandro)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Sulphur on Yield of Certain Crops.  

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. These small differences in sld are not regarded as significant. Sulphur did not increase the yield corn, ~vhich would indicate that the Lake Charles soils are not at ?sent deficient in sulphur. Table 8. Yield per acre of corn and cowpeas in experiment...

Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner)

1930-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Airline price discrimination: A practice of yield management or customer  

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Airline price discrimination: A practice of yield management or customer profiling? Rasha H.h.j.dierckx@student.utwente.nl ABSTRACT Prices of airline tickets frequently change, which is traditionally caused by yield management as price discrimination practice. In more recent times however, customer information is easily obtainable

Twente, Universiteit

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LIGHT-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE FLUORESCENCE YIELD OF  

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LIGHT-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE FLUORESCENCE YIELD OF CHLOROPHYLL a IN VIVO II. CHLORELLA PYRENOIDOSA in Chlorella pyrenoidosa consists of a fast rise of the fluorescence yield from the level S (of the first wave photophosphorylation. INTRODUCTION The long-term fluorescence induction in Chlorella pyrenoidosa (second wave

Govindjee

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Measurements of the branching fractions for B{sub (s)}{yields}D{sub (s)}{pi}{pi}{pi} and {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0}{yields}{Lambda}{sub c}{sup +}{pi}{pi}{pi}  

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Branching fractions of the decays H{sub b}{yields}H{sub c}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} relative to H{sub b}{yields}H{sub c}{pi}{sup -} are presented, where H{sub b} (H{sub c}) represents B{sup 0} (D{sup +}), B{sup -} (D{sup 0}), B{sub s}{sup 0} (D{sub s}{sup +}), and {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} ({Lambda}{sub c}{sup +}). The measurements are performed with the LHCb detector using 35 pb{sup -1} of data collected at {radical}(s)=7 TeV. The ratios of branching fractions are measured to be [B(B{sup 0}{yields}D{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})]/[B(B{sup 0}{yields}D{sup +}{pi}{sup -})]=2.38{+-}0.11{+-}0.21, [B(B{sup -}{yields}D{sup 0}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})]/[B(B{sup -}{yields}D{sup 0}{pi}{sup -})]= 1.27{+-}0.06{+-}0.11, [B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}D{sub s}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})]/[B(B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}D{sub s}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})]=2.01{+-}0.37{+-}0.20, [B({Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0}{yields}{Lambda}{sub c}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})]/[B({Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0}{yields}{Lambda}{sub c}{sup +}{pi}{sup -})]=1.43{+-}0.16{+-}0.13 We also report measurements of partial decay rates of these decays to excited charm hadrons. These results are of comparable or higher precision than existing measurements.

Aaij, R.; Bauer, Th.; Beuzekom, M. van; Carvalho Akiba, K.; Coco, V.; van Eijk, D.; Farinelli, C.; Heijne, V.; Hulsbergen, W.; Jans, E.; Jansen, F.; Koppenburg, P.; Kozlinskiy, A.; van Leerdam, J.; Merk, M.; Mous, I.; Oggero, S.; Pellegrino, A.; du Pree, T.; Storaci, B. [Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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L-Shell Fluorescence Yields of Pt, Tl, and Pb  

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Partial L-shell fluorescence yields for three heavy elements have been measured using an x-ray coincidence counting method. Vacancies in the K shell of the atom are produced either by K-electron capture or internal conversion of a nuclear gamma ray in the K shell. The coincidence rate between the K and L x rays observed after the creation of the K vacancy determines the partial fluorescence yield, ?KL. This quantity is defined as the fluorescence yield of those vacancies in the L shell created by K?1 and K?2 x-ray emission. In some cases, it was also possible to determine the partial fluorescence yield, ?LL of the L shell following L-electron capture. The results obtained are in reasonable agreement with previous measurements. The relationship between ?KL, ?LL, and the fluorescence yields of individual L subshells is discussed.

R. C. Jopson; Hans Mark; C. D. Swift

1962-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic and rate-dependent yielding in model cohesive suspensions  

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An experimental system has been found recently, a coagulated CaCO3 suspension, that shows very different yield behaviour depending upon how it is tested and at what rate it is strained. At P\\'eclet number Pe > 1 it behaves as a simple Herschel Bulkley liquid, whereas at Pe testing it shows hysteresis and shear-banding and in the usual type of sweep used to measure flow curves in controlled stress mode routinely, it shows very erratic and irreproducible behaviour. All of these features can be attributed to a dependence of yield stress on rate of strain. Stress growth curves obtained from step strain-rate testing showed that the rate-dependence of the yield stress was a consequence of rate-dependent strain-softening. At very low Pe yield was cooperative and the yield strain was order-one, whereas as the Pe approached unity, the yield strain reduced to that needed to break interparticle bonds and the yield stress decayed to a minimal value. For example, at 40%v/v it dropped from ca. 200 Pa to testing by a range of means and along lines suggested.

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

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Characterization  

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

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Three-dimensional anisotropic yield condition for Green River shale  

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A three-dimensional, traversely isotropic yield condition is combined with a plane of weakness to describe the initial yield limit for Green River Shale. This theory is compared to experimental results for two different qualities of oil shale, including true three-dimensional tri-axial stress tests. It is interesting to note that a decrease in the anisotropy of the material with increasing mean stress is predicted by the yield condition and is borne out by the experimental results. For large confining stresses, the material ceases to fail preferentially along the plane of weakness.

Smith, M.B. (Amoco Production Research, Tulsa, OK); Cheatham, J.B. Jr.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous yield reduction in direct-drive DT implosions due to 3He addition  

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Glass capsules were imploded in direct drive on the OMEGA laser [T. R. Boehly et aI., Opt. Commun. 133, 495, 1997] to look for anomalous degradation in deuterium/tritium (DT) yield (i.e., beyond what is predicted) and changes in reaction history with {sup 3}He addition. Such anomalies have previously been reported for D/{sup 3}He plasmas, but had not yet been investigated for DT/{sup 3}He. Anomalies such as these provide fertile ground for furthering our physics understanding of ICF implosions and capsule performance. A relatively short laser pulse (600 ps) was used to provide some degree of temporal separation between shock and compression yield components for analysis. Anomalous degradation in the compression component of yield was observed, consistent with the 'factor of two' degradation previously reported by MIT at a 50% {sup 3}He atom fraction in D{sub 2} using plastic capsules [Rygg et aI., Phys. Plasmas 13, 052702 (2006)]. However, clean calculations (i.e., no fuel-shell mixing) predict the shock component of yield quite well, contrary to the result reported by MIT, but consistent with LANL results in D{sub 2}/{sup 3}He [Wilson, et aI., lml Phys: Conf Series 112, 022015 (2008)]. X-ray imaging suggests less-than-predicted compression ofcapsules containing {sup 3}He. Leading candidate explanations are poorly understood Equation-of-State (EOS) for gas mixtures, and unanticipated particle pressure variation with increasing {sup 3}He addition.

Herrmann, Hans W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Langenbrunner, James R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mack, Joseph M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cooley, James H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wilson, Douglas C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Evans, Scott C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sedillo, Tom J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kyrala, George A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Caldwell, Stephen E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Young, Carlton A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nobile, Arthur [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wermer, Joseph R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Paglieri, Stephen N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mcevoy, Aaron M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kim, Yong Ho [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Batha, Steven H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Horsfield, Colin J [AWE, UK; Drew, Dave [AWE, UK; Garbett, Warren [AWE, UK; Rubery, Michael [AWE, UK; Glebov, Vladimir Yu [UNIV OF ROCHESTER; Roberts, Samuel [UNIV OF ROCHESTER; Frenje, Johan A [MIT

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Frlez, E.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF | National Nuclear  

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Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF | National Nuclear Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF Posted By Office of Public Affairs Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility (NIF) recently focused all

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ChemCam laser first analyses yield beautiful results  

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ChemCam laser first analyses ChemCam laser first analyses yield beautiful results The laser instrument has fired nearly 500 shots so far that have produced strong, clear data about...

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Yield Enhancement of Reconfigurable Microfluidics-Based Biochips Using  

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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

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

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Future Yield Growth: What Evidence from Historical Data?  

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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 ...

Gitiaux, Xavier

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Calculated secondary yields for proton broadband using DECAY TURTLE  

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The calculations for the yields were done by Al Sondgeroth and Anthony Malensek. The authors used the DECAY deck called PBSEC{_}E.DAT from the CMS DECKS library. After obtaining the run modes and calibration modes from the liaison physicist, they made individual decay runs, using DECAY TURTLE from the CMS libraries and a production spectrum subroutine which was modified by Anthony, for each particle and decay mode for all particle types coming out of the target box. Results were weighted according to branching ratios for particles with more than one decay mode. The production spectra were produced assuming beryllium as the target. The optional deuterium target available to broadband will produce slightly higher yields. It should be noted that they did not include pion yields from klong decays because they could not simulate three body decays. Pions from klongs would add a very small fraction to the total yield.

Sondgeroth, A.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF | National Nuclear  

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Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF | National Nuclear Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at NIF Posted By Office of Public Affairs Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility (NIF) recently focused all

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Cultivating corn in clumps increases water efficiency, yield  

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-tional rows increases water use efficiency and corn yield. Researchers are Dr. B.A. Stewart and graduate student Mohankumar Kapan-igowda of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, and Drs. Terry Howell, Louis Baumhardt, and Paul Colaizzi of the Conservation... have discovered that corn grown in clumps (left) rather than in traditional rows (right) increases water use efficiency and corn yield. ...

Wythe, Kathy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industry trends indicate need to optimize propylene yield will grow  

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Most new steam crackers will be based mainly on ethane feed. Therefore, it can be expected that the propylene price will approach the ethylene transfer price, particularly in Europe. Consequently, existing crackers using propane and heavier feedstocks will have to operate at lower severity to optimize the propylene yield. The most convenient way to control the P/E product ratio is the coil outlet temperature. Propylene yield is rather insensitive to hydrocarbon partial pressure (steam dilution and outlet pressure). It is also rather insensitive to the residence time of the cracking process. Operation at low steam dilution will be more economical when operating at low severity. Low-residence-time cracking saves on feed. However, feed savings are less for low severity than for high severity. The new, nontubular pyrolysis processes are no panacea for increasing the propylene yield. In certain cases, revamping to improve the propylene yield may be feasible. Normal paraffins give better ethylene yield than iso-paraffins and naphthenes. However, low-carbon-number iso-paraffins and also certain naphthenes have a very high propylene yield. In Europe, and to a lesser extent in Japan, virgin naphtha feedstocks will be replaced by reformer raffinates, naphthas without heartcut, etc. As more different feedstocks become available, the characterization and evaluation of feedstocks, together with process optimization using sophisticated tools, will become more important.

Mol, A.

1983-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Performance  

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Commercial Performance Commercial Performance Objectives: To review the market potential for improvements in commercial building glazings, quantify the energy savings potentials, explore potential design solutions, and develop guidelines and tools for building designers so that systems are specified and used in an optimal manner. A special emphasis is placed on the daylighting performance of glazings in commercial buildings since lighting is the single largest energy end use and daylighting can improve both visual performance and the quality of the indoor space as well as saving energy. Technical Approach: This project has two major complementary elements. The first is the exploration and assessment of glazing performance in commercial buildings leading to development of design strategies that reduce unnecessary energy use. The final step is creating design guides and tools that make this design knowledge accessible to practitioners, typically carried out in partnership with others. Although the emphasis is energy impacts, e.g. annual energy use, the performance issues addressed in the guides and tools include all that impact the final glazing selection process, e.g. appearance, glare. The second element is an exploration of daylighting strategies for commercial buildings since lighting energy use is the major energy end use in most buildings. This work develops and evaluates new daylighting devices and designs, assesses performance in commercial buildings, and demonstrates system performance using test cells, test rooms and case study buildings. All energy-related aspects of the design solutions, as well as other critical performance issues, are addressed in this work. Results of this work are integrated into the guides and tools described above. Much of this work has been co-supported by utilities and has been carried on in conjunction with participants in an International Energy Agency Daylighting Task.

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Design guidelines for H-Darrieus wind turbines: Optimization of the annual energy yield  

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Abstract H-Darrieus wind turbines are gaining popularity in the wind energy market, particularly as they are thought to represent a suitable solution even in unconventional installation areas. To promote the diffusion of this technology, industrial manufacturers are continuously proposing new and appealing exterior solutions, coupled with tempting rated-power offers. The actual operating conditions of a rotor over a year can be, however, very different from the nominal one and strictly dependent on the features of the installation site. Based on these considerations, a turbine optimization oriented to maximize the annual energy yield, instead of the maximum power, is thought to represent a more interesting solution. With this goal in mind, 21,600 test cases of H-Darrieus rotors were compared on the basis of their energy-yield capabilities for different annual wind distributions in terms of average speed. The wind distributions were combined with the predicted performance maps of the rotors obtained with a specifically developed numerical code based on a Blade Element Momentum (BEM) approach. The influence on turbine performance of the cut-in speed was accounted for, as well as the limitations due to structural loads (i.e. maximum rotational speed and maximum wind velocity). The analysis, carried out in terms of dimensionless parameters, highlighted the aerodynamic configurations able to ensure the largest annual energy yield for each wind distribution and set of aerodynamic constraints.

Alessandro Bianchini; Giovanni Ferrara; Lorenzo Ferrari

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of particle inlet conditions on FCC riser hydrodynamics and product yields.  

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Essential to today's modern refineries and the gasoline production process are fluidized catalytic cracking units. By using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code developed at Argonne National Laboratory to simulate the riser, parametric and sensitivity studies were performed to determine the effect of catalyst inlet conditions on the riser hydrodynamics and on the product yields. Simulations were created on the basis of a general riser configuration and operating conditions. The results of this work are indications of riser operating conditions that will maximize specific product yields. The CFD code is a three-dimensional, multiphase, turbulent, reacting flow code with phenomenological models for particle-solid interactions, droplet evaporation, and chemical kinetics. The code has been validated against pressure, particle loading, and product yield measurements. After validation of the code, parametric studies were performed on various parameters such as the injection velocity of the catalyst, the angle of injection, and the particle size distribution. The results indicate that good mixing of the catalyst particles with the oil droplets produces a high degree of cracking in the riser.

Chang, S. L.; Golchert, B.; Lottes, S. A.; Zhou, C. Q.; Huntsinger, A.; Petrick, M.

1999-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Contracting  

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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... issues and needs postponed Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 3 Performance Contracting can help? Tax Revenue Reductions Redirect funds already being spent on utilities Energy Price & Availability Issues Equip you with the tools...

Goodin, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress localization, stiffening and yielding in a model colloidal gel  

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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.

Jader Colombo; Emanuela Del Gado

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Compilation of fission product yields Vallecitos Nuclear Center  

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This document is the ninth in a series of compilations of fission yield data made at Vallecitos Nuclear Center in which fission yield measurements reported in the open literature and calculated charge distributions have been utilized to produce a recommended set of yields for the known fission products. The original data with reference sources, as well as the recommended yields are presented in tabular form for the fissionable nuclides U-235, Pu-239, Pu-241, and U-233 at thermal neutron energies; for U-235, U-238, Pu-239, and Th-232 at fission spectrum energies; and U-235 and U-238 at 14 MeV. In addition, U-233, U-236, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Np-237 at fission spectrum energies; U-233, Pu-239, Th-232 at 14 MeV and Cf-252 spontaneous fission are similarly treated. For 1979 U234F, U237F, Pu249H, U234He, U236He, Pu238F, Am241F, Am243F, Np238F, and Cm242F yields were evaluated. In 1980, Th227T, Th229T, Pa231F, Am241T, Am241H, Am242Mt, Cm245T, Cf249T, Cf251T, and Es254T are also evaluated.

Rider, B.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis |  

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Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis September 10, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - A new, free online tool developed by a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory allows users to customize and analyze the environmental impact of various fuels before they are used to create power. Information from the Excel™-based Upstream Dashboard - developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) - can be used with other data or models to build an emissions inventory of various feedstocks as part of a comprehensive lifecycle analysis of the fuels. Lifecycle analysis is a new and innovative way to analyze and compare different pathways for producing power and transportation fuels.

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DOE Collaboration with National Geographic's JASON Project Yields Three  

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Collaboration with National Geographic's JASON Project Yields Collaboration with National Geographic's JASON Project Yields Three CODiE Awards DOE Collaboration with National Geographic's JASON Project Yields Three CODiE Awards July 28, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The JASON Project's multimedia energy curriculum has earned three CODiE Awards from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Developed with assistance from the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Operation: Infinite Potential explores past, current, and future challenges of energy generation, storage, and consumption. NETL was one of four host sites used in developing the JASON Project's energy curriculum Operation: Infinite Potential. Visiting students learned about energy challenges and conducted research alongside NETL scientists.

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Recycling Energy Yields Super Savings | Department of Energy  

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Recycling Energy Yields Super Savings Recycling Energy Yields Super Savings Recycling Energy Yields Super Savings April 23, 2010 - 4:34pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Recycling has been part of going green for a long time, but one company is going a step further by actually recycling energy that has already been used to power manufacturing plants. How do they do it? Recycled Energy Development implements proven technologies that help capture wasted heat and increase their energy efficiency. Dick Munson, senior vice president for public affairs at RED, says facilities that undertake such projects are generally able to cut their energy expenses by up to 20 percent. West Virginia Alloys, in Alloy, W.Va., is a silicon manufacturing plant that makes materials that end up in products such as solar cells and computer chips. In 2013, with help from

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Technology Partnerships Are Yielding Reliable, Cost-Saving Appliances |  

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Technology Partnerships Are Yielding Reliable, Cost-Saving Technology Partnerships Are Yielding Reliable, Cost-Saving Appliances Technology Partnerships Are Yielding Reliable, Cost-Saving Appliances November 9, 2011 - 12:01pm Addthis Oak Ridge National Laboratory's facility tests several water heaters at one time. Because of ORNL's accelerated durability testing, they estimate that 10 months of constant operation in its testing facility is comparable to 10 years of service life in a typical residential setting. | Photo courtesy of the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory's facility tests several water heaters at one time. Because of ORNL's accelerated durability testing, they estimate that 10 months of constant operation in its testing facility is comparable to 10

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Small-Scale Carbon Sequestration Field Test Yields Significant Lessons  

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Small-Scale Carbon Sequestration Field Test Yields Significant Small-Scale Carbon Sequestration Field Test Yields Significant Lessons Learned Small-Scale Carbon Sequestration Field Test Yields Significant Lessons Learned May 20, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, one of seven regional partnerships created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance carbon capture and storage technologies, has completed a preliminary geologic characterization and sequestration field test at FirstEnergy's R. E. Burger Plant near Shadyside, Ohio. The project provided significant geologic understanding and "lessons learned" from a region of the Appalachian Basin with few existing deep well penetrations for geologic characterization. The initial targets for the geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) at the

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New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis |  

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New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis September 10, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - A new, free online tool developed by a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory allows users to customize and analyze the environmental impact of various fuels before they are used to create power. Information from the Excel™-based Upstream Dashboard - developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) - can be used with other data or models to build an emissions inventory of various feedstocks as part of a comprehensive lifecycle analysis of the fuels. Lifecycle analysis is a new and innovative way to analyze and compare different pathways for producing power and transportation fuels.

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Technology Partnerships Are Yielding Reliable, Cost-Saving Appliances |  

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Partnerships Are Yielding Reliable, Cost-Saving Partnerships Are Yielding Reliable, Cost-Saving Appliances Technology Partnerships Are Yielding Reliable, Cost-Saving Appliances November 9, 2011 - 12:01pm Addthis Oak Ridge National Laboratory's facility tests several water heaters at one time. Because of ORNL's accelerated durability testing, they estimate that 10 months of constant operation in its testing facility is comparable to 10 years of service life in a typical residential setting. | Photo courtesy of the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory's facility tests several water heaters at one time. Because of ORNL's accelerated durability testing, they estimate that 10 months of constant operation in its testing facility is comparable to 10 years of service life in a typical residential setting. | Photo courtesy of

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Simulation of heavy ion induced electron yield at grazing incidence  

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We compare simulations to experiments measuring electron yield from heavy ions striking metal surfaces, in particular at grazing incidence, for 1.0 MeV potassium and 182.0 MeV gold ions striking stainless steel as measured in two recent experiments. We find the electron yield is proportional to within 3% for the potassium experiments and 13% for the gold experiments to the simulated energy deposited by the ions in a thin (?20???Å) layer at the target surface. We discuss how nonequilibrium stopping and ion wake fields may account for the larger disagreement with the gold experiments. An analytic estimate based on specular reflection predicts the peak in simulated and measured electron yield as a function of angle to within a few percent.

P. H. Stoltz; S. Veitzer; R. Cohen; A. W. Molvik; J.-L. Vay

2004-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results  

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Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results May 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - New Mexico State University"s Low Background Radiation Experiment (LBRE), which takes place 2,150 feet below the earth"s surface at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, recently released some results about the project"s first two years of experimentation. The March 2011 edition of Health Physics printed an article titled "Exploring Biological Effects of Low Level Radiation from the Other Side of Background," summarizing some initial data taken from LBRE and from a sister experiment conducted at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

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Fission fizzles: Estimating the yield of a predetonated nuclear weapon  

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An undergraduate-level model is developed for estimating the fraction of the design yield that can be realized if a uranium or a plutonium fission bomb suffers an uncontrolled predetonation due to a spontaneous fission of the fissile material. The model is based on the combination of one published earlier for the predetonation probability and a yield model developed by Mark et al. [“Explosive properties of reactor-grade plutonium ” Sci. Global Secur.17 (2) 170–185 (2009); a reprint of the same paper published in Sci. Global Secur.4 (1) 111–128 (1993)].

B. Cameron Reed

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bushland Management For Water Yield: Prospects for Texas.  

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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...

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

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of methionine consumption on egg component yield and composition  

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Production Weight (%) . 30 . 33 . 37 . 40 (g/HD') 107' 106cb 105ab 104" (mg/HD) 328' 354' 392' 423' (%) 77. 5' 77. 7' 78 7' 78. 3' (g) 63. 3" 63. 0' 63. 0' 63, 1' x ~ SEIvf 106 b 19 374 + 77 78. 1 + 7. 7 63. 1 ~ 4. 6 '"~Means within... are identified by these mg/HD intake levels. Yield of albumen and yolk were not significantly different among treatments on either a mass or percentage basis (Table 4). Shell component yield was not significantly different among treatments. Significant...

Shafer, Daniel John

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Weather-Corrected Performance Ratio  

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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.

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

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Variability  

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Variability Variability of Highly Parallel Architectures William T.C. Kramer 1 and Clint Ryan 2 1 Department of Computing Sciences, University of California at Berkeley and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2 Department of Computing Sciences, University of California at Berkeley Abstract. The design and evaluation of high performance computers has concentrated on increasing computational speed for applications. This performance is often measured on a well configured dedicated sys- tem to show the best case. In the real environment, resources are not always dedicated to a single task, and systems run tasks that may influ- ence each other, so run times vary, sometimes to an unreasonably large extent. This paper explores the amount of variation seen across four large distributed memory systems in a systematic manner. It then

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Climate Variability and Corn Yields in Semiarid Ceará, Brazil  

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Understanding of climate influence on crop yields can help in the design of policies to reduce climate-related vulnerability in many parts of the world, including the target of this case study—the state of Ceará, Brazil. The study has examined ...

Liqiang Sun; Huilan Li; M. Neil Ward; David F. Moncunill

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Government, Industry Efforts Yield Array Of Tools To Combat Terrorism  

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Government, Industry Efforts Yield Array Of Tools To Combat Terrorism ... The blast, the deadliest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil, has riveted the nation in a way quite different from other acts of terrorism, such as the destruction of Pan Am flight 103 over Scotland in 1988 and the bombing of New York City's World Trade Center in 1993. ...

A. MAUREEN ROUHI

1995-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Femoral neck fracture prediction by anisotropic yield criteria  

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Femoral neck fracture prediction by anisotropic yield criteria M. Tellache a , b , M. Pithioux and increases its porosity. Hip fractures are the more recurrent consequences of osteoporosis, and are the cause of morbidity and increase the rate of mortality. The fracture risk due to osteoporosis, is undertaken with Dual

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Primer Notes 1. Primer yield and concentration (approximate )  

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in sequencing or PCR reactions. Thus, it will be necessary to dilute the primer stock solution before use. Keep Example: 10 OD260 units of a 20-mer in 1 ml 57 nmol/ml 57 µM 57 pmol/µl Primer yield and concentration

Aris, John P.

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2005 Nature Publishing Group Photosynthesis genes in marine viruses yield  

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© 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

Church, George M.

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Winter wheat yield forecasting in Ukraine based on Earth observation, meteorological data and biophysical models  

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Ukraine is one of the most developed agriculture countries and one of the biggest crop producers in the world. Timely and accurate crop yield forecasts for Ukraine at regional level become a key element in providing support to policy makers in food security. In this paper, feasibility and relative efficiency of using moderate resolution satellite data to winter wheat forecasting in Ukraine at oblast level is assessed. Oblast is a sub-national administrative unit that corresponds to the NUTS2 level of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) of the European Union. NDVI values were derived from the MODIS sensor at the 250 m spatial resolution. For each oblast NDVI values were averaged for a cropland map (Rainfed croplands class) derived from the ESA GlobCover map, and were used as predictors in the regression models. Using a leave-one-out cross-validation procedure, the best time for making reliable yield forecasts in terms of root mean square error was identified. For most oblasts, NDVI values taken in April–May provided the minimum RMSE value when comparing to the official statistics, thus enabling forecasts 2–3 months prior to harvest. The NDVI-based approach was compared to the following approaches: empirical model based on meteorological observations (with forecasts in April–May that provide minimum RMSE value) and WOFOST crop growth simulation model implemented in the CGMS system (with forecasts in June that provide minimum RMSE value). All three approaches were run to produce winter wheat yield forecasts for independent datasets for 2010 and 2011, i.e. on data that were not used within model calibration process. The most accurate predictions for 2010 were achieved using the CGMS system with the RMSE value of 0.3 t ha?1 in June and 0.4 t ha?1 in April, while performance of three approaches for 2011 was almost the same (0.5–0.6 t ha?1 in April). Both NDVI-based approach and CGMS system overestimated winter wheat yield comparing to official statistics in 2010, and underestimated it in 2011. Therefore, we can conclude that performance of empirical NDVI-based regression model was similar to meteorological and CGMS models when producing winter wheat yield forecasts at oblast level in Ukraine 2–3 months prior to harvest, while providing minimum requirements to input datasets.

Felix Kogan; Nataliia Kussul; Tatiana Adamenko; Sergii Skakun; Oleksii Kravchenko; Oleksii Kryvobok; Andrii Shelestov; Andrii Kolotii; Olga Kussul; Alla Lavrenyuk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

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to attain the ambitious net zero energy goals defined bywere found to yield net zero energy levels of performance inA/ E teams to reach net zero energy goals by enabling use of

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

Parajuli, Prem B.

2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic yield determination of Soviet underground nuclear explosions at the Shagan River test site  

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......1986a, Yield estimates of Nevada test site explosions obtained from seismic...Nuttli's method to estimate yield of Nevada test site explosions recorded on Lawrence...magnitude and explosion yield for Nevada Test Site explosions. He also applied......

Frode Ringdal; Peter D. Marshall; Ralph W. Alewine

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Purple traps yield Reservation's first detection of Emerald Ash Borer  

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traps yield Reservation's first detection of Emerald Ash Borer traps yield Reservation's first detection of Emerald Ash Borer The question of whether or not DOE's forests are infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been answered. On May 10, a trap on Highway 95 at the Highway 58 interchange produced the first instance of the destructive non-native insect in Roane County. Five days later, a second trap on Bethel Valley Road near the East Portal turned up the first capture in Anderson County. "Unfortunately, these finds signal the beginning of a decline of ash species throughout the reservation" according to Greg Byrd, forester with the ORNL Natural Resources Program. "Dieback will become more prominent as the insect populations expand. Native ash trees have little defense against this pest, which was

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Secretary of Energy Recognizes Federal Employees for Efforts Yielding $18  

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Secretary of Energy Recognizes Federal Employees for Efforts Secretary of Energy Recognizes Federal Employees for Efforts Yielding $18 Million in Energy Savings Secretary of Energy Recognizes Federal Employees for Efforts Yielding $18 Million in Energy Savings November 1, 2007 - 4:21pm Addthis 2007 Federal Energy and Water Management Awardees Honored WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today honored 25 individuals, teams, and organizations throughout the Federal government with the 2007 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for saving taxpayers more than $18 million in energy costs over one year through energy efficiency improvements and innovative project management strategies. This work will help meet goals set forth in President Bush's Executive Order #13423, which sets the Federal government on a rigorous

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Analysis of experimental data on the neutron yield from muons  

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Experimental data accumulated over 60 years of studying the yield of cosmogenic neutrons in a liquid scintillator (Y{sub LS}), iron (Y{sub Fe}), and lead (Y{sub Pb}) were analyzed. This analysis revealed that the main part of the results on the yield Y{sub LS} were overestimated by about 30%. With allowance for this circumstance, all experimental data can be described by the dependence Y(E{sub Micro-Sign }, A) = b{sub n}A{sup {beta}}E{sub Micro-Sign }{sup {alpha}}, where the product b{sub n}E{sub Micro-Sign }{sup {alpha}} stands for the energy spent by a muon on neutron production. The exponents of {alpha} = 0.78 and {beta} = 0.95 are determined by the properties of the medium and by neutron production in showers.

Agafonova, N. Yu.; Malgin, A. S., E-mail: Malgin@lngs.infn.it [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary of Energy Recognizes Federal Employees for Efforts Yielding $18  

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Recognizes Federal Employees for Efforts Recognizes Federal Employees for Efforts Yielding $18 Million in Energy Savings Secretary of Energy Recognizes Federal Employees for Efforts Yielding $18 Million in Energy Savings November 1, 2007 - 4:21pm Addthis 2007 Federal Energy and Water Management Awardees Honored WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today honored 25 individuals, teams, and organizations throughout the Federal government with the 2007 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for saving taxpayers more than $18 million in energy costs over one year through energy efficiency improvements and innovative project management strategies. This work will help meet goals set forth in President Bush's Executive Order #13423, which sets the Federal government on a rigorous

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Plant-Wide Energy Conservation Program Yields Impressive Results  

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"PLANT-WIDE ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM YIELDS IMPRESSIVE RESULTS" Robert P. Adlkes Alan J. Zupko, P.E. Joseph W. Adams Teledyne Continental Motors Roy F. Weston, Inc. Bettcher Manufacturing Corp. Muskegon, Michigan West Chester, Pennsylvania... distribution/condensate return systems during the summer months since 1977 and have saved approximately 70,000 MBtu (1) annually. In September 1977, IPD retained Roy F. Weston, Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania to provide an in-depth survey of energy...

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

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Variability in Cellulosic Biomass Yields on Energy Security  

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Feedstock yield variability needs to be a central part of modeling to ensure that policy makers acknowledge risks to energy supplies and develop strategies or contingency plans that mitigate those risks. ... (1) The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) specified in this legislation is a liquid biofuel mandate designed in part to address energy security. ... Without an acknowledgment of variability, there is no basis upon which the emerging biofuel industry and biofuel policy makers can begin to consider and evaluate mitigation options and contingency plans. ...

Kimberley A. Mullins; H. Scott Matthews; W. Michael Griffin; Robert Anex

2014-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Forests for Water Yield: The Importance of Scale  

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Examination of expected change in water yield for a large area where vegetation thinning has been proposed in the Sierra Mountains of California, indicates that the size of the area has an important bearing on annual runoff. Results indicate that average changes in annual runoff per unit area for large areas would typically be less than 0.4%. Such changes can only be quantified by extrapolation of paired watershed studies because direct measurement is not feasible.

Huff, D.D.

1999-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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EnvironmEntal CrisEs YiEld  

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QUARTERLY Global EnvironmEntal CrisEs YiEld danGErous nEw HEaltH CHallEnGEs EColoGYand PubliC HEaltH Q Feature On his way to work on the UW-Madison campus, Jonathan Patz says biking represents in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Department of Population Health Sciences

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Lithium: Measurement of Young's Modulus and Yield Strength  

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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.

Ryan P Schultz

2002-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Yield enhancement of VLSI/WSI array systems  

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single wafer, tllils avoiding lugli manufacturing costs. In this research, vield enhancement of two typical VLSI/IVSI array systems, PLAs aud Pipeline 4rrays, is considered Yield enhancement of PLAs tluough reconfiguration is an important issue... is fault-toleriuice for multi-pipelnie structures in the presence cf t'aulty cells A reconfiguration approach, which offers a siniple algonthm and in- terconnection network, small average intercell pipeline clelay and 100~i harvesting. is presented...

Koo, Peter Yunemo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High-yielding traits of heavy panicle varieties under triangle planting geometry: A new plant spatial configuration for hybrid rice in China  

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Abstract Triangle planting geometry (TPG) is a new rice arrangement mode, whereby plants form a “dense intra-hill, sparse inter-hill” group structure. This allows them to have more spatial options, thus avoiding excessive infra-hill competition when compared to conventional row configurations. However, there is limited information on how TPG might affect rice production, especially for newly-bred varieties featuring a heavy panicle size (5 g panicle?1). This study was conducted to evaluate grain yield performance and yield component changes of heavy panicle varieties under TPG. Moreover, to identify any promising agronomy traits and population structural features that might explain the difference in yield performance as well as to probe whether the high-yielding performance of TPG is reproducible in other circumstances. In 2012, Eryou498 (a heavy panicle variety) was grown under four planting geometries (PGs) in two fields that had similar soil fertility, but that were conducted with either conventional tillage or zero-tillage systems. In 2013, two heavy panicle varieties and two medium panicle varieties (2–5 g panicle?1) were grown under three \\{PGs\\} in two ecological regions. Grain yield and effective panicles were significantly affected by both variety and PG. A significant interaction of PG and variety was seen on grain yield, but the high-yielding performance of TPG was consistent with all varieties. Sufficient total spikelets were the basis of achieving a high grain yield. Effective panicles predominantly attributed to total spikelets across all four experiments. Robust spikelets were crucial when grain yield was at a high level. Heavy panicle varieties and TPG showed some similar high-yielding traits. These included rapid crop growth rate (CGR) during the two weeks before full heading, plenty non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) accumulated at full heading, mass NSC output in two weeks after full heading, and high radiation use efficiency (RUE). Rice under TPG presented a more compact top three leaves as well as more stretched lower leaves when compared to other PGs. Overall, all leaves of heavy panicle varieties were more stretched than those found in medium ones. Heavy panicle varieties accumulated more nitrogen (N) in leaves from elongation to 30 days after full heading while PG showed no significant effect on leaf N concentration during the late grain-filling period. These results suggest that the high-yielding performance of TPG is reproducible in other circumstances. The combination of TPG and heavy panicle varieties is advantageous, allowing for a more efficient canopy structure for heavy panicle varieties and a more robust photosynthetic ability at late grain-filling period under TPG.

Zhiyuan Yang; Na Li; Jun Ma; Yongjian Sun; Hui Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Measurement of Secondary Pollutant Yields from Ozone Reaction  

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Laboratory Measurement of Secondary Pollutant Yields from Ozone Reaction Laboratory Measurement of Secondary Pollutant Yields from Ozone Reaction with HVAC Filters Title Laboratory Measurement of Secondary Pollutant Yields from Ozone Reaction with HVAC Filters Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2009 Authors Destaillats, Hugo, Wenhao Chen, Michael G. Apte, Nuan Li, Michael Spears, Jérémie Almosni, Jianshun Zheng, and William J. Fisk Conference Name Proceedings of the Healthy Buildings 2009 Conference Conference Location Syracuse, NY Keywords building-related symptoms, hvac filter, ozone, ptr-ms, secondary pollutants Abstract We used Proton Transfer Reaction - Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) and conventional sampling methods to monitor and identify trace level organic pollutants formed in heterogeneous reactions between ozone and HVAC filters in real time. Experiments were carried out using a bench-scale flow tube reactor operating with dry air and humidified air (50% RH), at realistically high ozone concentrations (150 ppbv). We explored different filter media (i.e., fiberglass and cotton/polyester blends) and different particle loadings (i.e., clean filter and filters loaded with particles for 3 months at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Port of Oakland, CA). Detailed emission dynamics of very low levels of certain organic pollutants from filter media upon ozone exposure in the presence of moisture have been obtained and analyzed.

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Oxidation of heterocyclic nitrogen yields to nitroheterocycles. [Nitrofurazans  

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In the process of finding new routes to synthesize nitrofurazans the investigators compared the oxidation of a sulfilimide and a phosphine imine derived from 3-amino-4-(chlorophenyl)furazan (1). The sulfilimine, 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-dimethyl-sulfiliminofurazan (2), was prepared by treating 1 with dimethyl sulfide ditriflate. Oxidation of 1 with peroxytrifluoroacetic acid (ptfa) in dichloromethane gave a mixture that was chromatographed to give 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-4- nitro-furazan (5) in 11% yield and azoxy(4-chlorophenylfurazan) (6) in 32% yield. Under the same conditions, 2 gave a 96% yield of 5 with no trace of 6. Oxidation of diaminofurazan (7) with ptfa gives 3-amino-4-nitrofurazan (8), which was converted to the sulfilimine. Treatment of the sulfilimine with anhydrous ptfa in dichloromethane gave a solution that contained dimethyl sulfone according to /sup 13/C-NMR analysis, but no nitrocarbon could be detected. However, the /sup 14/N-NMR spectrum contained a very sharp singlet with a width at half-height of 19 Hz and a chemical shift almost identical to that of 5. Thus, it appears that we may have formed dinitrofurazan in solution, but we have not been able to isolate it in pure form as yet. 10 refs., 4 figs.

Coburn, M.D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray yield from NX2 plasma focus  

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The Lee model code is used to compute neon soft x-ray yield Y sxr for the NX2 plasma focus as a function of pressure. Comparison with measured Y sxr shows reasonable agreement in the Y sxr versus pressure curve the absolute maximum yield as well as the optimum pressure. This gives confidence that the code gives a good representation of the neon plasma focus in terms of gross properties including speeds and trajectories and soft x-ray yields despite its lack of modeling localized regions of higher densities and temperatures. Computed current curves versus pressure are presented and discussed particularly in terms of the dynamic resistance of the axial phase. Computed gross properties of the plasma focus including peak discharge current I peak pinch current I pinch minimum pinch radius r min plasma density at the middle duration of pinch n pinch and plasma temperature at middle duration of pinch T pinch are presented and the trends in variation of these are discussed to explain the peaking of Y sxr at optimum pressure.

S. Lee; R. S. Rawat; P. Lee; S. H. Saw

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the effects of spatial agronomic inputs on crop yield  

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of fertilizers, if calculated on a, spatial This thesis follows the style I' or 7'rnnsactions of the ASAE. basis, could be used to minimize low yield zones, optimize crop response, and provide a degree of environmental protection (Buchholz and Wollenhaupt... (Shearer and Ilohnes, 1990). 22 Maximal Correlation Coegci ent is calculated according to fr4 = (Second largest eigenvalue of Q) (15) where ~ p(i, k)p(i, )) p*( )ps(k) The mean and range of the measures compose the 28 textural features. Although...

McCauley, James Darrell

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Structures for Three Membrane Transport Proteins Yield Functional Insights  

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Structures for Three Membrane Structures for Three Membrane Transport Proteins Yield Functional Insights Structures for Three Membrane Transport Proteins Yield Functional Insights Print Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00 Cells depend on contact with their outside environment in order to thrive. Two examples illustrate why: In one, information needed to guide cellular processes is constantly transmitted across cell membranes by specialized proteins, and in the other, maintaining the right gradient of ions across the membrane is a process critical to the life and death of a cell. Membrane transport proteins-functioning either as channels or transporters-are the gatekeepers that control contact with the world outside the cell by catalyzing the flow of ions and molecules across cell membranes. Malfunctioning transport proteins can lead to cancer, inflammatory, and neurological diseases. Despite their importance in cell function and in a multitude of physiological processes such as sensing pain, there are still many unknowns about how they function. Recently, in an impressive series of three papers in Nature and Science, researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University delineated the structures of three transporter proteins, one of which had never before been characterized structurally in such detail. The structures were solved using ALS Beamlines 5.0.2, 8.2.1, and 8.2.2.

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A Permanent-Magnet Microwave Ion Source for a Compact High-Yield Neutron Generator  

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We present recent work on the development of a microwave ion source that will be used in a high-yield compact neutron generator for active interrogation applications. The sealed tube generator will be capable of producing high neutron yields, 5x1011 n/s for D-T and ~;;1x1010 n/s for D-D reactions, while remaining transportable. We constructed a microwave ion source (2.45 GHz) with permanent magnets to provide the magnetic field strength of 87.5 mT necessary for satisfying the electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) condition. Microwave ion sources can produce high extracted beam currents at the low gas pressures required for sealed tube operation and at lower power levels than previously used RF-driven ion sources. A 100 mA deuterium/tritium beam will be extracted through a large slit (60x6 mm2) to spread the beam power over a larger target area. This paper describes the design of the permanent-magnet microwave ion source and discusses the impact of the magnetic field design on the source performance. The required equivalent proton beam current density of 40 mA/cm2 was extracted at a moderate microwave power of 400 W with an optimized magnetic field.

Waldmann, Ole; Ludewigt, Bernhard

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the ionization yield of nuclear recoils in liquid argon at 80 and 233 keV  

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The energy calibration of nuclear recoil detectors is of primary importance to rare-event experiments such as those of direct dark matter search and coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering. In particular, such a calibration is performed by measuring the ionization yield of nuclear recoils in liquid Ar and Xe detection media, using neutron elastic scattering off nuclei. In the present work, the ionization yield for nuclear recoils in liquid Ar has for the first time been measured in the higher energy range, at 80 and 233 keV, using a two-phase Cryogenic Avalanche Detector (CRAD) and DD neutron generator. The ionization yield in liquid Ar at an electric field of 2.3 kV/cm amounted to 7.8+/-1.1 and 9.7+/-1.3 e-/keV at 80 and 233 keV respectively. The Jaffe model for nuclear recoil-induced ionization, in contrast to that Thomas-Imel, can probably consistently describe the energy dependence of the ionization yield.

A. Bondar; A. Buzulutskov; A. Dolgov; E. Grishnyaev; S. Polosatkin; L. Shekhtman; E. Shemyakina; A. Sokolov

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined inactivation of the Clostridium cellulolyticum lactate and malate dehydrogenase genes substantially increases ethanol yield from cellulose and switchgrass fermentations  

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Keywords: Cellulose, ethanol, biofuel, Clostridiumincreases ethanol yield from cellulose and switchgrassincreases ethanol yield from cellulose and switchgrass

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carver Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Performance and Optimization Performance Monitoring Last edited: 2012-01-09 12:31:03...

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Collaboration yields 'The Right Glasses' for observing mystery behavior  

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Observing mystery behavior In electrons Observing mystery behavior In electrons Collaboration yields 'The Right Glasses' for observing mystery behavior in electrons The research may lead to a better understanding of superconductors or development of better materials for powering high-speed electronics. December 13, 2007 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

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Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at Lawrence Livermore's  

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4 4 For immediate release: 08/26/2013 | NR-13-08-04 High Resolution Image All NIF experiments are controlled and orchestrated by the integrated computer control system in the facility's control room. It consists of 950 front-end processors attached to about 60,000 control points, including mirrors, lenses, motors, sensors, cameras, amplifiers, capacitors and diagnostic instruments. Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility Breanna Bishop, LLNL, (925) 423-9802, bishop33@llnl.gov High Resolution Image The preamplifiers of the National Ignition Facility are the first step in increasing the energy of laser beams as they make their way toward the target chamber. LIVERMORE, Calif. -- In the early morning hours of Aug.13, Lawrence

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Metallic Glass Yields Secrets under Pressure | Advanced Photon Source  

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Structure of the "Swine Flu" Virus Structure of the "Swine Flu" Virus The Package Matters Disarming Deadly South American Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses Pull-Chain "Polymer" Solves Puzzle of Complex Molecular Packing Discovering New Talents for Diamond Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Metallic Glass Yields Secrets under Pressure MARCH 29, 2010 Bookmark and Share Diamond anvil cell used for high-pressure experiments Metallic glasses are emerging as potentially useful materials at the frontier of materials science research. They combine the advantages-and avoid many of the problems of-normal metals and glasses, two classes of materials with a very wide range of applications. For example, metallic

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JASON Project Collaboration Yields 3 CODiE Awards  

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0, Issue 19 0, Issue 19 the lab JASON Project Collaboration Yields 3 CODiE Awards page 2 NETL Celebrates 100 Years of Research Excellence page 3 NETL and Regional University Alliance Team Develop New Materials and Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques page 9 netlog is a quarterly newsletter, which highlights recent achievements and ongoing research at NETL. Any comments or suggestions, please contact Paula Turner at paula.turner@netl.doe.gov or call 541-967-5966. Argonaut Jaclyn Martin helps Larry Shadle (far left) load polyethylene beads into the feed hopper of the cold flow simulator as fellow Argonauts Tim West (center left) and Hiyam Añorve Garza (center right) and teacher Melissa Hall (far right) watch. The students learned

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High-Yield Secretion of Multiple Client Proteins in Aspergillus  

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Production of pure and high-yield client proteins is an important technology that addresses the need for industrial applications of enzymes as well as scientific experiments in protein chemistry and crystallization. Fungi are utilized in industrial protein production because of their ability to secrete large quantities of proteins. In this study, we engineered a high-expression-secretion vector, pEXPYR that directs proteins towards the extracellular medium in two Aspergillii host strains, examine the effect of maltose-induced over-expression and protein secretion as well as time and pH-dependent protein stability in the medium. We describe five client proteins representing a core set of hemicellulose degrading enzymes that accumulated up to 50-100 mg/L of protein. Using a recyclable genetic marker that allows serial insertion of multiple genes, simultaneous hyper-secretion of three client proteins in a single host strain was accomplished.

Segato, F.; Damasio, A. R. L.; Goncalves, T. A.; de Lucas, R. C.; Squina, F. M.; Decker, S. R.; Prade, R. A.

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Yield and Angular Distribution of the D-D Neutrons  

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The differential and total cross sections for neutron emission from the d-d reaction have been measured for deuteron energies between 0.5 and 3.7 Mev. A "thin" deuterium gas target and an energy insensitive neutron detector were used in the measurements. The yield in the center of mass coordinates was of the form N(?)=K(1+Acos2?+Bcos4?+Ccos6?); the total cross section was essentially constant (0.1 barn) for deuteron energies above 1 Mev. The coefficient A was found to be negative above 1.4 Mev and appreciable cos4? was needed at all energies. Above 2.5 Mev, a cos6? term was also appreciable. The angular distribution results can be understood qualitatively in terms of penetration of Coulomb and centrifugal barriers plus spin-orbit coupling.

G. T. Hunter and H. T. Richards

1949-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Type Ia Supernovae Yielding Distances with 3-4% Precision  

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The luminosities of Type Ia supernovae (SN), the thermonuclear explosions of white dwarf stars, vary systematically with their intrinsic color and light-curve decline rate. These relationships have been used to calibrate their luminosities to within ~0.14-0.20 mag from broadband optical light curves, yielding individual distances accurate to ~7-10%. Here we identify a subset of SN Ia that erupt in environments having high ultraviolet surface brightness and star-formation surface density. When we apply a steep model extinction law, these SN can be calibrated to within ~0.065-0.075 mag, corresponding to ~3-4% in distance -- the best yet with SN Ia by a substantial margin. The small scatter suggests that variations in only one or two progenitor properties account for their light-curve-width/color/luminosity relation.

Kelly, Patrick L; Burke, David L; Hicken, Malcolm; Ganeshalingam, Mohan; Zheng, Weikang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

DCSP Benchmark and a Network Performance Measurement Environment  

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to system design, system comparison and selection, and system tuning/optimization. Tradi­ tional performance evaluation techniques include an­ alytic modeling, simulation, and benchmarking (per­ formance measurement yield an extensive problem domain. From the standpoint of LAN benchmarking and performance comparison

Dujmovic, Jozo J.

144

High-Performance Computing for Advanced Smart Grid Applications  

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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.

Huang, Zhenyu; Chen, Yousu

2012-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

145

Performance of propeller wind turbines  

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Presented herein is a parametric study of the performance of propeller wind turbines with realistic drag/lift ratios. Calculations were made using the complete Glauert vortex blade element theory in annular streamtube elements with the complete turbine performance being the sum of the elemental results up to a specified tip speed ratio. The objective here is to exhibit a new computational technique which yields performance directly when tangential speed ratio and section aerodynamic characteristics are specified. It was found that for a tip speed ratio of 4, turbines with drag/lift ratios of 0.00 and 0.01 had power coefficients of 0.575 and 0.55, respectively. The off-design performance of the finite drag/lift was far better than that of their zero drag counterparts, except in a + or - 20% region about the design conditions. Tolerance to off-design operation increased with decreasing tip speed ratios so that the annual energy capture for tip speed ratios between 2 and 4 was about 87% of the ideal turbine value. The results are intended to provide a basis for re-evaluation of the power range classes of fixed pitch turbines and design tip speed ratios.

Wortman, A.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Performance limits of heliostat fields  

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

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

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Search for {psi}(2S){yields}{eta}{sub c}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup 0}  

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Using 5.63 pb{sup -1} of data accumulated at the {psi}(2S) resonance with the CLEO III and CLEO-c detectors corresponding to 3.08x10{sup 6} {psi}(2S) decays, a search is performed for the decay {psi}(2S){yields}{eta}{sub c}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup 0} to test a theoretical prediction based upon the assumption that the cc pair in the {psi}(2S) does not annihilate directly into three gluons but rather survives before annihilating. No signal is observed, and a combined upper limit from six {eta}{sub c} decay modes is determined to be B({psi}(2S){yields}{eta}{sub c}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup 0}){<=}1.0x10{sup -3} at 90% C.L. This upper limit is about an order of magnitude below the theoretical expectation.

Pedlar, T. K. [Luther College, Decorah, Iowa 52101 (United States); Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Gao, K. Y.; Gong, D. T.; Hietala, J.; Kubota, Y.; Klein, T.; Lang, B. W.; Poling, R.; Scott, A. W.; Smith, A.; Zweber, P. [University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States); Dobbs, S.; Metreveli, Z.; Seth, K. K.; Tomaradze, A. [Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States); Ernst, J. [State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York 12222 (United States); Severini, H. [University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Dytman, S. A.; Love, W. [University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 (United States)] (and others)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

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

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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).

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

149

Prediction of County-Level Corn Yields Using an Energy-Crop Growth Index  

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Weather conditions significantly affect corn yields. while weather remains as the major uncontrolled variable in crop production, an understanding of the influence of weather on yields can aid in early and accurate assessment of the impact of ...

Jeffrey A. Andresen; Robert F. Dale; Jerald J. Fletcher; Paul V. Preckel

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

E-Print Network 3.0 - anomalous sputter yields Sample Search...  

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to reduce the multipactor is to decrease the secondary emission yield... of the ceramic window. Due to its low Secondary electron Emission Yield (SEY), TiN thin film is ......

151

Integrating Photovoltaic Inverter Reliability into Energy Yield Estimation with Markov Models  

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Integrating Photovoltaic Inverter Reliability into Energy Yield Estimation with Markov Models of the inverters. Keywords-Photovoltaic energy conversion, Markov reliability models, utility-interactive inverters, energy yield estimation. I. INTRODUCTION Photovoltaic systems have gained prominence as economically

Liberzon, Daniel

152

The Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Bioenergy Sorghum Yield and Quality  

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

Zilahi-Sebess, Szilvia

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

153

Foodservice yield and fabrication times for beef as influenced by purchasing options and merchandising styles  

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. . . . . 1 3 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. . . . . . 14 CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . 35 LITERATURE CITED. . . . . . . . . 36 VITA. . . 38 LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 1 Mean foodservice yields (%), processing times (s) and SE for IMPS 109 beef ribs (n =3...). . . . 15 2 Mean foodservice yields (%), processing times (s) and SE for IMPS 109E beef ribs (n=3). . . 16 3 Mean foodservice yields (%), processing times (s) and SE for IMPS 120 beef brisket (n = 7). . . . . . . 17 4 Mean foodservice yields...

Weatherly, Benjamin Harrison

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Math Library Performance  

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

155

Machine milkability as related to dairy yield and its fractions in dairy ewes (1)  

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Machine milkability as related to dairy yield and its fractions in dairy ewes (1) O. JATSCH R. SAGI and adaptation to machine milking were evaluated by determining milk yield fractions for Awassi and Assaf dairy conformation significantly affected milk yield and adaptation to machine milking, while breed, rearing methods

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

156

Spot Convenience Yield Models for the Energy Markets Rene Carmona and Michael Ludkovski  

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Spot Convenience Yield Models for the Energy Markets Ren´e Carmona and Michael Ludkovski Abstract of convenience yield recently proposed as a viable alternative. 1. Introduction As the energy markets continue and phrases. Spot price, convenience yield, energy markets. 1 #12;2 REN´E CARMONA AND MICHAEL LUDKOVSKI

Carmona, Rene

157

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

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

158

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

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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)

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

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impacts on broiler performance and yield by removing antibiotic growth promoters and an evaluation of potential alternatives  

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Bacillus subtilis spores (Gallipro®, Chr Hansen A/S, Denmark), as a direct-fed microbial additive, to commercial broiler chickens. Birds were divided among two paired-house facilities. The treatment group received basal diets supplemented with B. subtilis...

Bray, Joey Lynn

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

160

Predicting the Yields of Photometric Surveys for Transiting Planets  

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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.

Thomas G. Beatty

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of the effect of retorting factors on the yield of shale oil for a new comprehensive utilization technology of oil shale  

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The comprehensive utilization of oil shale is a new promising technology achieving high utilization-factors for both oil shale’s chemical and energy potentials, and avoiding serious environmental impacts. For this technology, it is an urgent issue how to obtain shale oil with a high yield and as well as treat shale char efficiently and economically. In this present work, retorting experiments of three type I oil shales were performed using an aluminum retort, and the effect of retorting temperature, residence time, particle size and heating rate on the yield of shale oil was studied at low retorting temperatures ranging from 400 °C to 520 °C, respectively, at which shale char obtained has good combustion properties. The experimental data show that an increase in the retorting temperature, the residence time and the heating time has positive significant effect on improving the yield of shale oil, and a middle particle size is helpful for increasing the oil yield as well. The grey system method was applied to evaluate the effect of retorting factors on the yield of shale oil, showing that the retorting temperature is the most marked factor influencing the yield of shale oil.

X.X. Han; X.M. Jiang; Z.G. Cui

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Confinement of ignition and yield on the National Ignition Facility  

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The National Ignition Facility Target Areas and Experimental Systems has reached mid-Title I design. Performance requirements for the Target Area are reviewed and design changes since the Conceptual Design Report are discussed. Development activities confirm a 5-m radius chamber and the viability of a boron carbide first wall. A scheme for cryogenic target integration with the NIF Target Area is presented.

Tobin, M.; Karpenko, V.; Foley, D.; Anderson, A.; Burnham, A.; Reitz, T.; Latkowski, J.; Bernat, T.

1996-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Phosphorus Application in Different Soil Layers on Root Growth, Yield, and Water-Use Efficiency of Winter Wheat Grown Under Semi-Arid Conditions  

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Abstract Deep phosphorus application can be a usefull measure to improve crops’ performance in semi-arid regions, but more knowledge of both its general effects and effects on specific crops is required to optimize treatments. Thus, the aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of phosphorus (P) application at different soil layers on root growth, grain yield, and water-use efficiency (WUE) of winter wheat grown on the semi-arid Loess Plateau of China and to explore the relationship between root distribution and grain yield. The experiment consisted of four P treatments in a randomized complete block design with three replicates and two cultivars: one drought-sensitive (Xiaoyan 22, XY22) and one drought-tolerant (Changhan 58, CH58). The four P treatments were no P (control, CK), surface P (SP), deep P (DP), and deep-band P application (DBP). CH58 produced larger and deeper root systems, and had higher grain yields and WUE, under the deep P treatments (DP and DBP) than under SP, clearly showing that deep P placement had beneficial effects on the drought-tolerant cultivar. In contrast, the grain yield and root growth of XY22 did not differ between DP or DBP and SP treatments. Further, root dry weight (RW) and root length (RL) in deep soil layer (30-100 cm) were closely positively correlated with grain yield and WUE of CH58 (but not XY22), highlighting the connections between a well-developed subsoil root system and both high grain yield and WUE for the drought-tolerant cultivar. WUE correlated strongly with grain yield for both cultivars (r=0.94, P<0.001). In conclusion, deep application of P fertilizer is a practical and feasible means of increasing grain yield and WUE of rainfed winter wheat in semi-arid regions, by promoting deep root development of drought-tolerant cultivars.

Li-yun KANG; Shan-chao YUE; Shi-qing LI

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

ESPC Past Performance Questionnaire  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document offers a series of questions to evaluate a contractor’s performance during an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

165

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

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of variance of lodging percentage at College Stationi Silage yields grain yield snd lodging percentage of four corn 5. 6. hybrids and three spacingsi CoU. ege Station, Analysis of variance of silage yields at Temple Analysis of variance of grain yields... difference in yields of grain at 12~ 18 snd 24-inch spac- ings ~ Singleton et al. (Q) oaution that a good silage hybrid must not oniy produce well but should also stand up in summer storms. They point out that corn must be ereot at harvest time in order...

Spears, Ben Riley

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

166

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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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

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2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

High yield Cu-Co CPP GMR multilayer sensors  

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We have fabricated and tested GMR magnetic flux sensors that operate in the CPP mode. This work is a continuation of the ultra-high density magnetic sensor research introduced at INTERMAG 96. We have made two significant modifications to the process sequence. First, contact to the sensor is made through a metal conduit deposited in situ with the multilayers. This deposition replaces electroplating. This configuration ensures a good electrical interface between the top of multilayer stack and the top contact, and a continuous, conductive current path to the sensor. The consequences of this modification are an increase in yield of operational devices to {ge}90% per wafer and a significant reduction of the device resistance to {le}560 milliohms and of the uniformity of the device resistance to {le}3%. Second, the as-deposited multilayer structure has been changed from [Cu 30 {angstrom}/Co 20 {angstrom}]{sub 18} (third peak) to [Cu 20.5 {angstrom}/Co 12 {angstrom}]{sub 30} (second peak) to increase the CPP and CIP responses. The sheet film second peak CIP GMR response is 18% and the sensitivity is 0.08 %/Oe. The sheet film third peak CIP GMR response is 8% and the sensitivity is 0. 05 %/Oe. The second peak CPP GMR response averaged over twenty devices on a four inch silicon substrate is 28% {+-} 6%. The response decreases radially from the substrate center. The average response at the center of the substrate is 33% {+-} 4%. The average second peak CPP sensitivity is 0.09 %/Oe {+-} 0.02 %/Oe. The best second peak CPP response from a single device is 39%. The sensitivity of that device is 0.13 %/Oe. The third peak CPP GMR response is approximately 14 %. The third peak CPP response sensitivity is 0.07 %/Oe. 6 refs., 3 figs.

Spallas, J., Mao, M., Law, B., Grabner, F., Cerjan, C., O`Kane, O.

1997-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

168

An Innovative Approach to Plant Utility Audits Yields Significant Results  

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.050 0.100 0.150 0.200 0.250 0.300 0.350 0.400 0.450 0.500 650 700 750 800 850KPH M M BT U / KP H 0% Worst Performance 25% 50% Average 75% 100% Best Performance EM R S R e duc e s V a r i a b ilit y Im pr ov e U n it E f f i cen cy Reduce Steam Usage... Survey - Characterized by Single Loop Analog Instrument System, relay or individual PLC?s and tenor drum programmers. • Determine the number of controllers not in automatic control. • Review of recorder charts for effectiveness of control - any...

Robinson, J. E.; Moore, D. A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Optimizing Production of Hydroquinone Achieves Increased Yield and Energy Efficiency  

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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...

Gross, S.

170

Getting More Performance from Performance Measurement  

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...accountability and a workforce skilled in quality-improvement science. In the table, we offer some recommendations for avoiding the repetition of past failures and increasing the likelihood of success for performance initiatives. The science and practice of performance measurement have advanced substantially... Under today's performance-measurement paradigm, too many resources are invested in assessing too many activities that may not have major effects on patients' health. What can past successes and failures teach us about performance measures that effectively improve care?

Cassel C.K.; Conway P.H.; Delbanco S.F.

2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

171

Performance Management Methodology Moving from Performance Measurement to Performance Management  

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

Guide to a Balanced Scorecard: Guide to a Balanced Scorecard: Performance Management Methodology Moving from Performance Measurement to Performance Management Guide to a Balanced Scorecard Performance Management Methodology Richard H. Hopf Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Assistance Management Department of Energy Lloyd W. Pratsch Procurement Executive Department of State Robert A. Welch Director for Acquisition Management and Procurement Executive Department of Commerce Pauk A. Denett Director of Administration/Senior Procurement Executive Department of Interior David J. Litman Director, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management Department of Transportation Ida M. Ustad Deputy Associate Administrator for Acquisition Policy General Services Administration Terrence J. Tychan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grants

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Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami  

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Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Speaker(s): Keiichi Hirose Date: March 23, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay This seminar provides an overview of the Sendai Microgrid, and outlines its behavior during the earthquake and its aftermath. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of unprecedented violence occurred in the Tohoku region, along Japan's Pacific Coast. The extremely intense vibrations severely damaged electric utility facilities, and the subsequent tsunami washed away many coastal towns and villages. The Sendai Microgrid at Tohoku Fukushi University, located northwest of downtown Sendai, had been built and demonstrated over the four years beginning in 2005. The Microgrid was

173

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

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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.

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

174

PVSAT-2: RESULTS OF FIELD TEST OF THE SATELLITE-BASED PV SYSTEM PERFORMANCE CHECK A.C. de Keizer1  

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PVSAT-2: RESULTS OF FIELD TEST OF THE SATELLITE-BASED PV SYSTEM PERFORMANCE CHECK A.C. de Keizer1 has been developed. Measured energy yield and simulated yield that is based on satellite information. The uncertainty in the simulated energy yield can be high for cloudy weather situations

Heinemann, Detlev

175

Use of prolines for improving growth and/or yield  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

176

The Laboratory Performance Appraisal Process and Performance...  

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Modification No. 0164 Appendix B i ATTACHMENT J.2 APPENDIX B PERFORMANCE EVALUATION MEASUREMENT PLAN (PEMP) Applicable to the Operation of Ames Laboratory Contract No....

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B {yields} {pi}K puzzle: Solutions in the Standard Model and in New Physics  

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The present B {yields} {pi}K data is studied in the context of the standard model (SM) and with new physics (NP). We confirm that the SM has difficulties explaining the B {yields} {pi}K measurements. By adopting an effective-lagrangian parametrization of NP effects, we are able to rule out several classes of NP. Our model-independent analysis shows that the B {yields} {pi}K data can be accommodated by NP in the electroweak penguin sector.

Baek, Seungwon; Hamel, Philippe; London, David [Physique des Particules, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, succ. centre-ville, Montreal, QC, H3C 3J7 (Canada); Datta, Alakabha [Department of Physics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A7 (Canada); Suprun, Denis A. [Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973 (United States)

2005-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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In-situ determination of energy species yields of intense particle beams  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An arrangement is provided for the in-situ determination of energy species yields of intense particle beams. The beam is directed onto a target surface of known composition, such that Rutherford backscattering of the beam occurs. The yield-energy characteristic response of the beam to backscattering from the target is analyzed using Rutherford backscattering techniques to determine the yields of energy species components of the beam.

Kugel, Henry W. (Somerset, NJ); Kaita, Robert (Englishtown, NJ)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Anode performance | EMSL  

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Anode performance New hybrid anode design to improve long-term performance of batteries PNNL researchers have developed a hybrid anode made of graphite and lithium that...

180

Assessing the utility of coal’s elementary composition in predicting the yield of coking products  

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Elementary analysis of the organic mass of coal does not provide sufficient information to predict the yield of coking products, since it does not reflect the...

M. L. Ulanovskii

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Thick-Target Neutron Yield from the 19F(alpha,n) Reaction  

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Thick-target neutron yields from the 19F(alpha,n) reaction are reported for E(alpha) = 3.5 - 10.0 MeV.

E. B. Norman; T. E. Chupp; K. T. Lesko; G. L. Woodruff; P. J. Grant

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

The Yield Function and Angular Distribution of the D+D Neutrons  

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The thin target yield of neutrons from the D+D reaction has been measured for deuteron energies 0.5-1.8 Mev. The neutron yield in the forward direction increases smoothly throughout the interval, but the yield at 80° to the bombarding beam remains almost constant. Values of A in the expression (1+Acos2?) representing the angular distribution of the neutrons in the c.g. system are calculated from the yield data and plotted as a function of voltage. A is found to increase from 1.8 at 0.5 Mev deuteron energy to 3.4 at 1.8 Mev.

W. E. Bennett; C. E. Mandeville; H. T. Richards

1946-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

The effects of alternative housing on pork carcass quality and yield characteristics /by Randall Long.  

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??Quality and yield characteristics of finishing hogs in alternative and conventional confinement were evaluated. Trials were conducted June _October 2008, using a hoop barn (designed… (more)

Long, Randall.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Thick-Target Neutron Yield from the 19F(alpha,n) Reaction  

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Thick-target neutron yields from the 19F(alpha,n) reaction are reported for E(alpha) = 3.5 - 10.0 MeV.

Norman, E B; Lesko, K T; Woodruff, G L; Grant, P J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Management and Performance PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND PLANNING  

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AND PLANNING M&P-144 the Agency's workforce is well informed of major Agency initiatives and human capitalManagement and Performance PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND PLANNING M&P-143 Strategic Goal 5: Enable.1: IDENTIFY, CULTIVATE, AND SUSTAIN A DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT IS NEEDED

186

Active Wake Redirection Control to Improve Energy Yield (Poster)  

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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.

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

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Gasification performance of switchgrass pretreated with torrefaction and densification  

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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.

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Various

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Performance of a Multiprocessor Multidisk CD-ROM Image Server  

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Performance of a Multiprocessor Multidisk CD-ROM Image Server Rolf Muralt, Benoit A. Gennart and unlimited, inexpensive mass storage capacities through the use of removable CD-ROM medium. Reading uncompressed or lossless compressed image data striped across multi- ple CD-ROM disks yields sustained

Hersch, Roger D.

189

Yields of Secondary Organic Aerosol from Reactions between Ozone and Surface-Adsorbed d-Limonene  

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Yields of Secondary Organic Aerosol from Reactions between Ozone and Surface-Adsorbed d, terpenes can adsorb onto building materials, and Springs et al. (2011) determined that ozone did, in fact, react with terpenes adsorbed to surfaces. The purpose of this work was to determine the yield of ozone

Siegel, Jeffrey

190

Neutron monitor yield function: New improved computations A. L. Mishev,1,3  

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Neutron monitor yield function: New improved computations A. L. Mishev,1,3 I. G. Usoskin,1,2 and G June 2013. [1] A ground-based neutron monitor (NM) is a standard tool to measure cosmic ray (CR experimental data. Citation: Mishev, A. L., I. G. Usoskin, and G. A. Kovaltsov (2013), Neutron monitor yield

Usoskin, Ilya G.

191

Cotton Yield Mapping and Guidance Systems on the Texas High Plains  

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Cotton Yield Mapping and Guidance Systems on the Texas High Plains Randy Boman, Alan Brashears variability. A yield mapping system measures and records the amount of cotton being harvested at any point in the transport posi- tion. This system has the advantage of directly measuring the harvested cotton in the basket

Mukhtar, Saqib

192

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

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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

Olson, Tamara

193

Effects of nitrogen application on the yield and quality of F1-hybrid tomato seeds  

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Increase of N from 4 to 8 meq/l at the reproductive stage of tomato seed production (day 42), produced a significantly higher seed yield in the upper cluster that resulted in a high yield of total seed per plant....

Ani Andayani Soedjana; Isao Hasegawa…

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

A Partial Memory Protection Scheme for Higher Effective Yield of Embedded Memory for Video Data  

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A Partial Memory Protection Scheme for Higher Effective Yield of Embedded Memory for Video Data the on-chip embedded memory will occupy most of the silicon real estate. As the technology proceeds into very deep submicron, the yield of SoCs will drop sharply mainly because of the on-chip memory failure

Eltawil, Ahmed

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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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-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

California at Berkeley, University of

196

A Service Oriented Architecture for Exploring High Performance Distributed Power Models  

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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.

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

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

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

198

Contractor Past Performance Information  

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December 2009) December 2009) 1 Contractor Performance Information Guiding Principles The primary purpose of past performance evaluations is to ensure that accurate data on contractor performance is current and available for use in source selections. A past performance evaluation report provides a record of a contractor's performance, both positive and negative, on a given contract during a specified period of time. The quality of the narrative component supporting the past performance information evaluation is critical. If the evaluator takes the time to prepare an accurate and complete report, the evaluator helps ensure better quality in the products and services DOE buys now and those DOE plans to buy in the future.

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Performance of aerogel as Cherenkov radiator  

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Aerogel with index of refraction around 1.03 has been studied as Cherenkov radiator in a test at CERN PS using a ?? and a mixed ?+/p beam of momenta between 6 and 10 GeV/c. The Cherenkov photons were detected by means of four large HPD tubes designed and constructed at CERN. Results on the photoelectron yield, the Cherenkov angle and its resolution, and the ?/p separation are obtained. The performances measured demonstrate that a RICH with aerogel is a viable detector for experiments with high multiplicity of particles in the final state.

T Bellunato; M Calvi; C Matteuzzi; M Musy; P Negri; A Braem; E Chesi; C Hansen; D Liko; C Joram; N Neufeld; J Séguinot; P Weilhammer; A.R Buzykaev; E.A Kravchenko; A.P Onuchin; A.F Danilyuk; S Easo; S Wotton; S Jolly

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision Measurement of the Ratio B(t{yields}Wb)/B(t{yields}Wq) and Extraction of V{sub tb}  

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We present a measurement of the ratio of top quark branching fractions R=B(t{yields}Wb)/B(t{yields}Wq), where q can be a d, s, or b quark, in the lepton+jets and dilepton tt final states. The measurement uses data from 5.4 fb{sup -1} of pp collisions collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We measure R=0.90{+-}0.04, and we extract the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix element |V{sub tb}| as |V{sub tb}|=0.95{+-}0.02, assuming unitarity of the 3x3 CKM matrix.

Abazov, V. M.; Alexeev, G. D.; Golovanov, G.; Kharzheev, Y. N.; Malyshev, V. L.; Tokmenin, V. V.; Vertogradov, L. S.; Yatsunenko, Y. A. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russian Federation); Abbott, B.; Gutierrez, P.; Jayasinghe, A.; Severini, H.; Skubic, P.; Strauss, M.; Svoisky, P. [University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Acharya, B. S.; Banerjee, S.; Mondal, N. K. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (India); Adams, M.; Bazterra, V. [University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60607 (United States)

2011-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Oversight of Performance-based Contracts | Department of Energy  

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Oversight of Performance-based Contracts Oversight of Performance-based Contracts Oversight of Performance-based Contracts DOE's use of performance-based approaches in acquiring everything from routine services to construction of complex research facilities to environmental clean-up has yielded impressive dividends through higher quality performance and improved cost control by the contractor. The use of performance-based approaches drives fundamental changes in traditional contract administration techniques, as well as the need for more effective contract administration tools. This training session provides an overview of the latest techniques available to administer performance-based contracts, including the use of Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques, a project management tool that can be used to more

202

Hopper Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Optimization Performance and Optimization Compiler Comparisons Comparison of different compilers with different options on several benchmarks. Read More » Using OpenMP Effectively Performance implications and case studies of codes combining MPI and OpenMP Read More » Reordering MPI Ranks Reordering MPI ranks can result in improved application performance depending on the communication patterns of the application. Read More » Application Performance Variability on Hopper How an application is placed across Hopper's roughly 6300 compute nodes can affect its performance. See a study of application runtimes vs node placement. Read More » Hopper Performance Monitoring Benchmarking performance of scientific applications on Hopper Read More » Hopper:Improving I/O performance to GSCRATCH and PROJECT

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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...

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MULTI-KEV X-RAY YIELDS FROM HIGH-Z GAS TARGETS FIELDED AT OMEGA  

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The authors report on modeling of x-ray yield from gas-filled targets shot at the OMEGA laser facility. The OMEGA targets were 1.8 mm long, 1.95 mm in diameter Be cans filled with either a 50:50 Ar:Xe mixture, pure Ar, pure Kr or pure Xe at {approx} 1 atm. The OMEGA experiments heated the gas with 20 kJ of 3{omega} ({approx} 350 nm) laser energy delivered in a 1 ns square pulse. the emitted x-ray flux was monitored with the x-ray diode based DANTE instruments in the sub-keV range. Two-dimensional x-ray images (for energies 3-5 keV) of the targets were recorded with gated x-ray detectors. The x-ray spectra were recorded with the HENWAY crystal spectrometer at OMEGA. Predictions are 2D r-z cylindrical with DCA NLTE atomic physics. Models generally: (1) underpredict the Xe L-shell yields; (2) overpredict the Ar K-shell yields; (3) correctly predict the Xe thermal yields; and (4) greatly underpredict the Ar thermal yields. However, there are spreads within the data, e.g. the DMX Ar K-shell yields are correctly predicted. The predicted thermal yields show strong angular dependence.

Kane, J O; Fournier, K B; May, M J; Colvin, J D; Thomas, C A; Marrs, R E; Compton, S M; Moody, J D; Bond, E J; Davis, J F

2010-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

205

Partitioning of seismo-acoustic motions for near-surface explosions and yield estimation  

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Explosions near the Earth’s surface excite both atmospheric overpressure and seismic ground motions. The amplitudes of air-blast (and hence acoustic/infrasound) overpressures and seismic motions depend on the explosive yield as well as the height-of-burst (HOB for above ground emplacement) or depth-of-burial (DOB for buried emplacement). We present analysis of air-blast overpressures and seismic motions with the goal of developing methods for robust yield estimation for near-surface blasts. Our investigations are based on the HUMBLE REDWOOD set of chemical high-explosive tests at Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque NM. We find that the air-blast positive phase impulse and seismic P-wave zero-to-peak displacement amplitude are robust estimators of yield. An empirical model for the amplitudes as a function of yield range and HOB/DOB is presented and allows estimation of yield and HOB/DOB given a set of air-blast and seismic measurements. We find that yield and HOB/DOB can be estimated simultaneously by combining air-blast and seismic measurements. Strong trade-offs between the amplitudes and the yield and HOB/DOB for a single measurement type inhibit accurate estimates. However simultaneous inversion of both overpressure and seismic measurements improve estimates justifying combined seismo-acoustic analysis.

Arthur Rodgers

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Buildings Performance Database Overview  

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Buildings Performance Database Overview, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

207

Performance Tested Comfort Systems  

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Showerheads Residential Weatherization Performance Tested Comfort Systems Ductless Heat Pumps New Construction Residential Marketing Toolkit Retail Sales Allocation Tool...

208

High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders -...

209

Performance Computing with  

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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

Martin, Stephen John

210

High Performance Computing in  

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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

Stamatakis, Alexandros

211

Internet Performance Measurement Collaborators  

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Internet Performance Measurement Collaborators Cross Industry Working Team (XIWT) High Performance of the timestamp mechanism in the ANS Surveyor Probe device FY98 · GITS Internet Performance Measurement Toolkit developed FY99 · GITS measurement systems deployed in the field FY00 Goal To advance the state of the art

212

IR DIAL performance modeling  

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We are developing a DIAL performance model for CALIOPE at LLNL. The intent of the model is to provide quick and interactive parameter sensitivity calculations with immediate graphical output. A brief overview of the features of the performance model is given, along with an example of performance calculations for a non-CALIOPE application.

Sharlemann, E.T.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of product yields obtained from the New Albany Shale by different rapid heating retorting procedures  

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Seven samples of New Albany Shale, Clegg Creek Member were independently evaluated for possible oil yield enhancement above Fischer Assay. Bulk samples were crushed, blended, sieved and riffled into representative aliquots and then divided between two laboratories. Samples were evaluated by the ASTM Fischer Assay and the Rapid Heat Up Assay (RHU). Results provided the first case of the independent evaluation of oil yield enhancement over Fischer Assay (FA) for eastern US oil shales carried out by different laboratories working on the same samples. Oil yield enhancements were obtained by both laboratories. Fischer Assay results were remarkably comparable indicating that reproducibility is possible for eastern US shale. Results from the assays are given.

Rubel, A.M.; Audeh, C.A.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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yields from (). pe cks at Hays, Kansas, Lind, Wasnington and Aberdeen, Idaho. The 5-peck rate of seeding gave the highest yield at High mors and Bz ooking, South Dakota, Archer, Wyoming, and Amarillo, Texas. Highest yield from the 6-peck seeding wer e... obtained at Akron, Colorado, Lawton, Okla- homa, and Nepnai, Utan; from the 7-peck seeding at Newell, South Dakota, and Illloro, Oregon; and from the B-peck seeding at Sheridan, IVyoming. At no station was the r ate of 2 pecks per acr e suff icient f...

Shamma, Wifki Shakir El-

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

215

Contractor Past Performance Information  

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

March 2013) March 2013) 1 Contractor Performance Information This updated chapter incorporates the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) policy that effective October 1, 2010, Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) is the single government-wide feeder system for past performance information reporting. This chapter supplements the CPARS Guide and related user manuals for all modules available at the CPARS website. The CPARS Guide includes consistent processes and procedures for agencies to use when reporting on past performance information and should be read in conjunction with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 42.15 and other FAR Parts related to past performance information. When needed, this Acquisition Guide Chapter provides

216

ARM - 2008 Performance Metrics  

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8 Performance Metrics 8 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2008 Performance Metrics Each year, the ARM Program must submit to DOE an overall performance measure related to scientific achievement. The overall performance measure includes specific metrics for reporting progress each quarter. This reporting process includes support documentation (usually a report or data file) appropriate for the metric. Overall Performance Measures

217

High Performance Computing  

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Information Science, Computing, Applied Math » Information Science, Computing, Applied Math » High Performance Computing High Performance Computing Providing world-class high performance computing capability that enables unsurpassed solutions to complex problems of strategic national interest Gary Grider High Performance Computing Division Leader Randal Rheinheimer High Performance Computing Deputy Division Leader Contact Us Carol Hogsett Student/Internship Opportunities Email Division Office Email Managing world-class supercomputing centers Powerall simulations modeling Read caption + The Powerwall is used by LANL scientists to view objects and processes in 3D. High Performance Computing video 13:01 Gary Grider, HPC Divison Leader The High Performance Computing (HPC) Division supports the Laboratory mission by managing world-class Supercomputing Centers.

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Measurements of the mass and isotopic yields of the {sup 233}U(n{sub th},f) reaction at the Lohengrin spectrometer  

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Over the last 10 years, a vast campaign of measurements has been initiated to improve the precision of neutron data for the involved key nuclei ({sup 232}Th, {sup 233}Pa and {sup 233}U) of the innovative Th -{sup 233}U cycle. This latter might indeed provide cleaner nuclear energy than the present U-Pu one. New measurements of charge and mass distributions of the fission products have been achieved at the Lohengrin spectrometer of the Inst. Laue-Langevin (ILL) during fall 2010 to complete the experimental data of {sup 233}U(n,f) that exist mainly for light fission fragments. That is why we performed measurements of mass and isotopic yields with a special focus on the heavy fission fragment part. Mass yields were measured by ion counting with an ionization chamber after separation by the Lohengrin spectrometer. Isotopic yields were derived from gamma spectrometry of mass-separated beams using HPGe clover detectors. This paper will present the results of these fission yield measurements along with details on the experimental set-up and the chosen analysis method. (authors)

Martin, F.; Sage, C.; Kessedjian, G. [LPSC, UJF Grenoble 1, CNRS/IN2P3, Grenoble (France); Bacri, C. O. [IPN, CNRS/IN2P3, Univ. Paris-Sud (France); Bidaud, A.; Billebaud, A.; Capellan, N.; Chabod, S. [LPSC, UJF Grenoble 1, CNRS/IN2P3, Grenoble (France); Cywinski, R. [Dept. Chemical and Biological Sciences, Univ. Ruddersfield (United Kingdom); Doligez, X. [IPN, CNRS/IN2P3, Univ. Paris-Sud (France); Faust, H.; Koester, U. [Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (France); Letourneau, A.; Materna, T. [DSM/IRFU/SPhN, CEA Saclay (France); Mathieu, L. [CENBG, Universite de Bordeaux 1 (France); Meplan, O. [LPSC, UJF Grenoble 1, CNRS/IN2P3, Grenoble (France); Panebianco, S. [DSM/IRFU/SPhN, CEA Saclay (France); Serot, O. [DEN/DER/SPRC/LEPh, CEA Cadarache (France)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the yield, microstructure, and texture properties of miniature Chihuahua-type cheese manufactured with a phospholipase A1 and exopolysaccharide-producing bacteria  

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Abstract Chihuahua cheese or Mennonite cheese is one of the most popular and consumed cheeses in Mexico and by the Hispanic community in the United States. According to local producers the yield of Chihuahua cheese ranges from 9 to 9.5 kg of cheese from 100 kg of milk. Cheese yield is a crucial determinant of profitability in cheese-manufacturing plants; therefore, different methods have been developed to increase it. In this work, a miniature Chihuahua-type cheese model was used to assess the effect of a phospholipase A1 (PL-A1) and exopolysaccharide (EPS)-producing bacteria (separately and in combination) on the yield, microstructure, and texture of cheese. Four different cheeses were manufactured: cheese made with PL-A1, cheese made with EPS-producing bacteria, cheese with both PL-A1 and EPS-producing bacteria, and a cheese control without PL-A1 or EPS-producing bacteria. The compositional analysis of cheese was carried out using methods of AOAC International (Washington, DC). The actual yield and moisture-adjusted yield were calculated for all cheese treatments. Texture profile analyses of cheeses were performed using a texture analyzer. Micrographs were obtained by electron scanning microscopy. Fifty panelists carried out sensorial analysis using ranking tests. Incorporation of EPS-producing bacteria in the manufacture of cheese increased the moisture content and water activity. In contrast, the addition of PL-A1 did not increase fat retention or cheese yield. The use of EPS alone improved the cheese yield by increasing water and fat retention, but also caused a negative effect on the texture and flavor of Chihuahua cheese. The use of EPS-producing bacteria in combination with PL-A1 improved the cheese yield and increased the moisture and fat content. The cheeses with the best flavor and texture were those manufactured with PL-A1 and the cheeses manufactured with the combination of PL-A1 and EPS-producing culture.

N. Trancoso-Reyes; N. Gutiérrez-Méndez; D.R. Sepulveda; L.R. Hernández-Ochoa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometric Scaling for a Detonation Wave Governed by a Pressure-Dependent Reaction Rate and Yielding Confinement  

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The propagation of detonation waves in reactive media bounded by an inert, compressible layer is examined via computational simulations in two different geometries, axisymmetric cylinders and two dimensional, planar slabs. For simplicity, an ideal gas equation of state is used with a pressure-dependent reaction rate that results in a stable detonation wave structure. The detonation is initiated as an ideal Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) detonation with a one-dimensional structure, and then allowed to propagate into a finite diameter or thickness layer of explosive surrounded by an inert layer. The yielding confinement of the inert layer results in the detonation wave decaying to a sub-CJ steady state velocity or failing entirely. Simulations are performed with different values of the reaction rate pressure exponent (n = 2 and 3) and different impedance confinement (greater than, less than, and equal to the confinement of the explosive). The velocity decrement and critical dimension (critical diameter or thickness) are ...

Jianling, Li; Higgins, Andrew J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A viscoplasticity model with an enhanced control of the yield surface distortion  

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A new model of metal viscoplasticity, which takes combined isotropic, kinematic, and distortional hardening into account, is presented. The basic modeling assumptions are illustrated using a new two-dimensional rheological analogy. This demonstrative rheological model is used as a guideline for the construction of constitutive relations. The nonlinear kinematic hardening is captured using the well-known Armstrong-Frederick approach. The distortion of the yield surface is described with the help of a so-called distortional backstress. A distinctive feature of the model is that any smooth convex saturated form of the yield surface which is symmetric with respect to the loading direction can be captured. In particular, an arbitrary sharpening of the saturated yield locus in the loading direction combined with a flattening on the opposite side can be covered. Moreover, the yield locus evolves smoothly and its convexity is guaranteed at each hardening stage. A strict proof of the thermodynamic consistency is provi...

Shutov, A V

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - absolute fluorescence yield Sample Search...  

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the fluorescence quantum yields, s and r... ) and 3(c) show the absolute TPE spectra for green- and red-fluorescence, respectively. The TPE spectra... Measurement of two-photon...

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

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Calibration of Stochastic Convenience Yield Models For Crude Oil Using the Kalman Filter A and variance of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.2 Market price of a future delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.4 Price valuation

Vuik, Kees

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Electron yield soft X-ray photoabsorption spectroscopy under normal ambient-pressure conditions  

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Soft X-ray photoabsorption spectroscopy under normal ambient-pressure conditions using electron yield detection was demonstrated. This technique provided unambiguous photoabsorption data for hydrated transition-metal compounds and identified the different chemical states of cobalt ions.

Tamenori, Y.

2013-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

225

Effects of network-average magnitude bias on yield estimates for underground nuclear explosions  

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......yield estimates for underground nuclear explosions R. A. Clark Department...ISC, of presumed underground nuclear explosions in Kazakhstan...on estimates for underground nuclear explosions 553 explosions...utilizing a more extensive dataset, including more sources and......

R. A. Clark

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

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

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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 ...

Colby, Rebecca B. (Rebecca Bea)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

An ESI-MS Method to Determine Yield and Enantioselectivity in a Single Assay  

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A mass spectrometry assay is presented here that allows for the simultaneous determination of yield and enantioselectivity in a single analysis. The assay makes use of molecules that are structurally similar t...

Maureen E. Smith; Steven A. Knolls…

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Significance of Smoking Machine Toxicant Yields to Blood-Level Exposure in Water Pipe Tobacco Smokers  

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...yields of polyaromatic hydrocarbons, volatile aldehydes...charcoal is used to heat sweetened and flavored...pipe, hot charcoal combustion products are drawn...and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) were quantified...Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide...

Alan L. Shihadeh and Thomas E. Eissenberg

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Engineering design automation tool for yield learning model for IC packaging  

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The leading edge of semiconductor manufacturing is the high yield production of semiconductor devices of which integrated circuit packaging has a continuous increasing demand along with integrated circiut functionality. IC packaging manufacturing...

Sarwar, Abul Kalam

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

230

Muon capture in Ar. The muon lifetime and yields of Cl isotopes  

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The time and energy spectra of ? rays, accompanying negative muon capture in a 40Ar target, have been measured using Ge detectors. The results of measuring the muon lifetime in 40Ar and yields of different Cl and...

A. V. Klinskikh; S. Brianson; V. B. Brudanin…

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investment Options TFLIC Guaranteed Pooled Fund seeks to provide maximum yield  

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Investment Options TFLIC Guaranteed Pooled Fund seeks to provide maximum yield consistent Financial Life Insurance Company (TFLIC) that invests in a diverse pool of high quality fixed: Galliard Capital Management Transamerica Partners Core Bond invests primarily in investment grade debt

Meyers, Steven D.

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

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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...

Ovalle Cortissoz, Adriana Patricia

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

233

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

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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...

Ha, Chunghun

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

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

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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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic conversion of cellulose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in high yields via a two-step process  

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As a key renewable chemical for plastics and fine chemicals, the preparation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from biomass is an...3 was added which lead to a 5-HMF yield of 73% based on cellulose substrate. Th...

Xinhua Qi; Masaru Watanabe; Taku M. Aida; Richard L. Smith Jr.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

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

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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.

J. S. Langer

2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

237

Marginal yield, technological advances, and emissions timing in corn ethanol’s carbon payback time  

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Previous estimates of carbon payback time (CPT) of corn ethanol expansion assumed that marginal yields of newly ... these estimates assumed that the productivity of corn ethanol system and climate change impacts ...

Yi Yang; Sangwon Suh

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Retail yields and fabrication times for beef subprimals from two grade groups  

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Davey B. Griffin (Chair of Committee) (Member) _____________________________ _____________________________ Julie F. Harlin Chris L. Skaggs (Member) (Member... (s) for fabrication of Beef Rib, Blade Meat (IMPS #109B) from different USDA quality grade groups..............................................................................................17 2 Least squares means of retail yields...

Voges, Kristin Leigh

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

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and development of transgenic cotton cultivars. Field experiments were conducted in 2003 and 2004 at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Burleson County, Texas to assess the effects of plant density on lint yield and fiber quality. Experimental design...

Halfmann, Shane William

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Yield estimates and comparisons for full custom, standard cell, and gate array design methodologies  

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YIELD ESTIMATES AND COMPARISONS FOR FULL CUSTOM, STANDARD CELL, AND GATE ARRAY DESIGN METHODOLOGIES A Thesis by MARCELLA EVELYN NORTE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1990 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering YIELD ESTIMATES AND COMPARISONS FOR FULL CUSTOM, STANDARD CELL, AND GATE ARRAY DESIGN METHODOLOGIES A Thesis by MARCELLA EVELYN NORTE Approved...

Norte, Marcella Evelyn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymmetric Yield Function Based on the Stress Invariants for Pressure Sensitive Metals  

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A general asymmetric yield function is proposed with dependence on the stress invariants for pressure sensitive metals. The pressure sensitivity of the proposed yield function is consistent with the experimental result of Spitzig and Richmond (1984) for steel and aluminum alloys while the asymmetry of the third invariant is preserved to model strength differential (SD) effect of pressure insensitive materials. The proposed yield function is transformed in the space of the stress triaxaility, the von Mises stress and the normalized invariant to theoretically investigate the possible reason of the SD effect. The proposed plasticity model is further extended to characterize the anisotropic behavior of metals both in tension and compression. The extension of the yield function is realized by introducing two distinct fourth-order linear transformation tensors of the stress tensor for the second and third invariants, respectively. The extended yield function reasonably models the evolution of yield surfaces for a zirconium clock-rolled plate during in-plane and through-thickness compression reported by Plunkett et al. (2007). The extended yield function is also applied to describe the orthotropic behavior of a face-centered cubic metal of AA 2008-T4 and two hexagonal close-packed metals of high-purity-titanium and AZ31 magnesium alloy. The orthotropic behavior predicted by the generalized model is compared with experimental results of these metals. The comparison validates that the proposed yield function provides sufficient predictability on SD effect and anisotropic behavior both in tension and compression. When it is necessary to consider r-value anisotropy, the proposed function is efficient to be used with nonassociated flow plasticity by introducing a separate plastic potential for the consideration of r-values as shown in Stoughton & Yoon (2004, 2009).

Jeong Wahn Yoon; Yanshan Lou; Jong Hun Yoon; Michael V. Glazoff

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

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

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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...

Koch, Paul Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

243

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

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POTENTIAL METHODS OF REVISING USDA QUALITY AND YIELD GRADE STANDARDS FOR MATURE CARCASS COWS A Thesis RODNEY ROBERT HODGSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Animal Science POTENTIAL METHODS OF REVISING USDA QUALITY AND YIELD GRADE STANDARDS FOR MATURE CARCASS COWS A Thesis RODNEY ROBERT HODGSON Approved as to style and content by: Jeff W...

Hodgson, Rodney Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

244

Effect of time of cutting on yield and botanical composition of prairie hay in southeastern Nebraska  

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OF CUTTING ON YIELD AND BOTANICAL COMPOSITION OF PRAIRIE HAY IN SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA By ELVERNE C. CONARD IH A Dissertation Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment... Grasses, sedges, and rushes . . . . 16 Botanical composition of the hay . . 17 THE LINE-TRANSECT METHOD..................... 20 R E S U L T S .................................... 27 Effect of Time of Cutting on Yield . . . 27 Chemical Analyses...

Conard, Elverne Clyde

2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

245

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

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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.

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

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Math Library Performance  

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Math Library Performance Math Library Performance Math Library Performance Fully optimizing a given application's performance often requires a deep understand of the source, an accurate profile for a representative run and the ability to have changes to the source accepted upstream. However, in many cases, significant performance gains can be achieved by simply optimizing the code over the matrix of possible compilers, compiler options and libraries available on a given machine. Here, we explore the performance variability of common materials science applications at NERSC with respect to the compilers and libraries available on Edison, NERSC's Cray XC30. NERSC currently supports compilers from three different vendors on the XC30 system, Edison: Intel, GNU and Cray. Materials science applications

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GROPHECY: GPU Performance Projection From CPU Code Skeletons | Argonne  

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GROPHECY: GPU Performance Projection From CPU Code Skeletons GROPHECY: GPU Performance Projection From CPU Code Skeletons Submitted by mkaczmar on March 23, 2012 - 13:04 Authors: Meng, J., Morozov, V., Kumaran, K., Vishwanath, V., Uram, T. We propose GROPHECY, a GPU performance projection framework that can estimate the performance benefit of GPU acceleration without actual GPU programming or hardware. Users need only to skeletonize pieces of CPU code that are targets for GPU acceleration. Code skeletons are automatically transformed in various ways to mimic tuned GPU codes with characteristics resembling real implementations. The synthesized characteristics are used by an existing analytical model to project GPU performance. The cost and benefit of GPU development can then be estimated according to the transformed code skeleton that yields the best projected performance. With

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Buildings Performance Database  

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DOE Buildings Performance DOE Buildings Performance Database Paul Mathew Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory pamathew@lbl.gov (510) 486 5116 April 3, 2013 Standard Data Spec API 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Large-scale high-quality empirical data on building energy performance is critical to support decision- making and increase confidence in energy efficiency investments. * While there are a many potential sources for such data,

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Guidelines for Performance Measurement  

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

1996-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Contractor Past Performance Information  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

needs against market conditions. Requiring vendors to provide sufficient pricing usage, and performance data to enable the government to ensure we are receiving the best...

251

Superior Energy Performance  

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Industrial facilities certified to Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) are leaders in energy management. These facilities have met the ISO 50001 standard and have improved their energy performance up to 25% over three years or up to 40% over 10 years. SEP provides guidance, tools, and protocols to drive deeper, more sustained savings from ISO 50001. To become certified, facilities must implement an energy management system that meets the ISO 50001 standard and demonstrate improved energy performance. An independent third party audits each facility to verify achievements and qualify it at the Silver, Gold, or Platinum level, based on performance. This certification emphasizes measureable savings through a transparent process.

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Contractor Past Performance Information  

Energy Savers [EERE]

and Project Management. Acquisition Guide ---Chapter 42.15 (September 2013) 4 PAST PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND FAPIIS DATA MANAGEMENT REPORTS Report Description...

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Annual Performance Report  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

left blank U.S. Department of Energy Annual Performance Report, Shiprock, New Mexico October 2014 Doc. No. S12021 Page i Contents Abbreviations ......

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Occupational Safety Performance  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

this report (July 2012). All data has not yet been submitted to CAIRS. 1 Occupational Safety Performance Comparable Industry, Average TRC Rate Comparable Industry, Average DART...

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Performance and Optimization  

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Math Library Performance Core Specialization Hyper-Threading DLFM library tools for large scale dynamic applications Chapel Shared and Dynamic Libraries Cluster Compatibility Mode...

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Automation Performance Index.  

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??Automation is intended to improve overall building performance. Building Automation Systems (BAS) are attractive and popular due to their promise of increased operational effectiveness. BAS… (more)

Makarechi, Shariar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PDSF Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Performance and Optimization Running Jobs Efficiently This page defines job efficiency and how to measure the efficiency of your jobs. Read More PDSF IO Monitoring...

258

Monthly Performance Report  

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be performed to evaluate one of several alternative routings for the proposed natural gas pipeline. Commercial utility providers (primarily phone and fiber-optic lines) in...

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MSC Monthly Performance Report  

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is within 90- 100% of required tests - - - - - - - - - J17-1 SSE Operational Readiness Index - - - - - - - - - J18-1 SSE FY 2010 Hanford Training Baseline Performance...

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.NET High Performance Computing.  

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?? Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have been extensively applied in the High Performance Computing (HPC) community. HPC applications require additional special programming environments to improve… (more)

Ou, Hsuan-Hsiu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerosol synthesis of macroporous silica adsorbents with high performance in paclitaxel purification from plant cell cultures  

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Abstract Macroporous spherical silica particles having high performance for the purification of paclitaxel were synthesized by spray pyrolysis using polystyrene nanoparticles as a template. In terms of increasing the purity and yield of paclitaxel, the synthesized macroporous silica showed the better performance than mesoporous silica of high surface area as well as commercial sylopute. The generation of macroporous with the sacrifice of losing surface area was proved to be helpful for enhancing the performance of adsorbents for paclitaxel purification. As a result, the high purity (67.3%) and yield (80.0%) of paclitaxel was achieved by using macroporous silica prepared by spray pyrolysis.

Hye Ran Jang; Jin-Hyun Kim; Kyeong Youl Jung

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Performance Confirmation Plan  

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As described, the purpose of the Performance Confirmation Plan is to specify monitoring, testing, and analysis activities for evaluating the accuracy and adequacy of the information used to determine that performance objectives for postclosure will be met. This plan defines a number of specific performance confirmation activities and associated test concepts in support of the MGR that will be implemented to fulfill this purpose. In doing so, the plan defines an approach to identify key factors and processes, predict performance, establish tolerances and test criteria, collect data (through monitoring, testing, and experiments), analyze these data, and recommend appropriate action. The process of defining which factors to address under performance confirmation incorporates input from several areas. In all cases, key performance confirmation factors are those factors which are: (1) important to safety, (2) measurable and predictable, and (3) relevant to the program (i.e., a factor that i s affected by construction, emplacement, or is a time-dependent variable). For the present version of the plan, performance confirmation factors important to safety are identified using the principal factors from the RSS (CRWMS M and O 2000a) (which is derived from TSPA analyses) together with other available performance assessment analyses. With this basis, key performance confirmation factors have been identified, and test concepts and test descriptions have been developed in the plan. Other activities are also incorporated into the performance confirmation program outside of these key factors. Additional activities and tests have been incorporated when they are prescribed by requirements and regulations or are necessary to address data needs and model validation requirements relevant to postclosure safety. These other activities have been included with identified factors to construct the overall performance confirmation program.

Lindner, E.N.

2000-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of calculated and measured time dependent delayed neutron yields. [TX, for calculating delayed neutron yields; MATINV, for matrix inversion; in FORTRAN for LSI-II minicomputer  

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Time-dependent delayed neutron emission is of interest in reactor design, reactor dynamics, and nuclear physics studies. The delayed neutrons from neutron-induced fission of /sup 232/U, /sup 237/Np, /sup 238/Pu, /sup 241/Am, /sup 242m/Am, /sup 245/Cm, and /sup 249/Cf were studied for the first time. The delayed neutron emission from /sup 232/Th, /sup 233/U, /sup 235/U, /sup 238/U, /sup 239/Pu, /sup 241/Pu, and /sup 242/Pu were measured as well. The data were used to develop an empirical expression for the total delayed neutron yield. The expression gives accurate results for a large variety of nuclides from /sup 232/Th to /sup 252/Cf. The data measuring the decay of delayed neutrons with time were used to derive another empirical expression predicting the delayed neutron emission with time. It was found that nuclides with similar mass-to-charge ratios have similar decay patterns. Thus the relative decay pattern of one nuclide can be established by any measured nuclide with a similar mass-to-charge ratio. A simple fission product yield model was developed and applied to delayed neutron precursors. It accurately predicts observed yield and decay characteristics. In conclusion, it is possible to not only estimate the total delayed neutron yield for a given nuclide but the time-dependent nature of the delayed neutrons as well. Reactors utilizing recycled fuel or burning actinides are likely to have inventories of fissioning nuclides that have not been studied until now. The delayed neutrons from these nuclides can now be incorporated so that their influence on the stability and control of reactors can be delineated. 8 figures, 39 tables.

Waldo, R.W.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indicators: Performance Statistics  

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% Quality Inspections Completed 66% +12% 95% 86% 95% 52% 81% 51% 76% Utilities: Performance Statistics of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes from the prior month: Key: - 54% Electric - 0% All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water 0

Webb, Peter

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Performance relationship diagrams  

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By describing a business function's cost drivers and graphically depicting the interrelated cost drivers serving as controls and resources to them, a visual performance model can be provided. A graphical technique, called performance relationship diagraming, has been devised that logically describes these cost drivers and their interrelationships. 2 figs.

Cary, M.J.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of historical seismograms—root mean square Lg magnitudes, yields and depths of explosions at the Semipalatinsk Test Range  

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......Geology of NRDC Seismic Station Sites in Eastern Kazakhstan, USSR US...1986b. Yield estimates of Nevada test site explosions obtained from seismic...I9Xhb. Yield estimates o l Nevada test site explosions obtained from seismic......

Hans Israelsson

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Lattice-Boltzmann MagnetohydrodynamicsSimulations on Modern Parallel Vector Systems  

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The last decade has witnessed a rapid proliferation of superscalarcache-based microprocessors to build high-end computing (HEC) platforms, primarily because of their generality, scalability, and cost effectiveness. However, the growing gap between sustained and peak performance for full-scale scientific applications on such platforms has become major concern in high performance computing. The latest generation of custom-built parallel vector systems have the potential to address this concern for numerical algorithms with sufficient regularity in their computational structure. In this work, we explore two and three dimensional implementations of a lattice-Boltzmann magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) physics application, on some of today's most powerful supercomputing platforms. Results compare performance between the vector-based Cray X1, Earth Simulator, and newly-released NEC SX-8, with the commodity-based superscalar platforms of the IBM Power3, IntelItanium2, and AMD Opteron. Overall results show that the SX-8 attains unprecedented aggregate performance across our evaluated applications.

Carter, Jonathan; Oliker, Leonid

2006-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

268

Communicating Building Energy Performance  

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Communicating Building Energy Performance Communicating Building Energy Performance Speaker(s): William Bordass Date: August 26, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3075 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew The heightened interest in building energy performance has exposed problems with reporting and benchmarking. Established conventions may no longer suit current needs, and new complications are emerging as national and corporate reporting (e.g. for carbon accounting and trading) begin to impact on the certification and labelling of building energy performance. If we are to achieve genuinely low-energy and carbon buildings, we need to get much better at reporting and benchmarking our intentions and outcomes, and particularly making performance visible and communicating it to all the people concerned. In design, this could help us to reduce the persistent

269

Coatings for performance retention  

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Performance and performance retention are becoming increasingly important in today’s gas turbine engines. The military aircraft engine operator wants the flexibility and flight envelope that increased performance will give and the commercial user—aircraft utility generation or pumper—demands the long term fuel economy that improved performance retention will provide. Materials advances have provided the intrinsic strength and temperature increases to push the capability of today’s engines and coatings have been an integral part of that advancement. Specifically in the performance retention area coatings and seal systems have become increasingly important in both compressor and turbine components. It is the intent of this overview paper to present a brief review of the coating systems presently in use and in development and to consider areas in which the technology might be heading.

R. V. Hillery

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Role of laser-pulse duration in the neutron yield of deuterium cluster targets K. W. Madison,1  

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laser pulses. We find that the cluster explosion energy and resultant fusion yield are sensitive the achievement of high neutron yield but would provide a cost effective pure DD or DT fusion neutron source [9 study of the ion and fusion neutron yields from explosions of deuterium clusters irradiated with 100-TW

Ditmire, Todd

271

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

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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.

COOK, DONALD L.

1999-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

272

Odd-even systematics in neutron fission yields of U233 and U235  

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An analysis of the distribution of independent yields in neutron induced fission of U233 and U235 revealed a constant enhancement of products with an even number of protons, relative to those with an odd number. This odd-even effect in the proton pairing, related to calculated "normal" yields of elements in fission, constitutes a sawtooth structure with an amplitude of (22±7)% for both U233 and U235 thermal neutron induced fission. The residual neutron pairing effect evident after the emission of prompt neutrons, while it is insignificant (thermal neutron fission products. Its average magnitude is about (8±5)% relative to the "normal" distribution of isotonic yields. In the fission of U235 with fission spectrum neutrons, the proton pairing effect drops to (8±4)%. The odd-even effect is discussed in view of the various mass splits, the excitation energy and potential energy surfaces in the descent from the saddle to the scission configuration.NUCLEAR REACTIONS, FISSION U235(nth, f), U233(nth, f), and U235(nfast, f). Reevaluation of independent fission yields, deduced odd-even yield systematics.

S. Amiel and H. Feldstein

1975-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

The first steps towards a standardized methodology for CSP electricity yield analysis.  

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The authors have founded a temporary international core team to prepare a SolarPACES activity aimed at the standardization of a methodology for electricity yield analysis of CSP plants. This core team has drafted a structural framework for a standardized methodology and the standardization process itself. The structural framework has to assure that the standardized methodology is applicable to all conceivable CSP systems, can be used on all levels of the project development process and covers all aspects affecting the electricity yield of CSP plants. Since the development of the standardized methodology is a complex task, the standardization process has been structured in work packages, and numerous international experts covering all aspects of CSP yield analysis have been asked to contribute to this process. These experts have teamed up in an international working group with the objective to develop, document and publish standardized methodologies for CSP yield analysis. This paper summarizes the intended standardization process and presents the structural framework of the methodology for CSP yield analysis.

Wagner, Michael (National Renewable Energy Laboratories, Golden, CO); Hirsch, Tobias (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, Stuttgart,Germany); Benitez, Daniel (Flagsol, Cologne, Germany); Eck, Markus (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, Stuttgart,Germany); Ho, Clifford Kuofei

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

TUNE: Compiler-Directed Automatic Performance Tuning  

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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.

Hall, Mary [University of Utah

2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

275

Microsoft PowerPoint - 3-07_Williams_Mobilization of High Yield Sludges.pptm  

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Storage, Mobilization, And Retrieval Of Storage, Mobilization, And Retrieval Of Very High Yield Strength Sludges EM Waste Processing Technical Exchange Atlanta November 16-18 2010 Martin Williams Vice President Advanced Process Systems NuVision Engineering 184B Rolling Hill Rd Mooresville NC 28117 USA Print Close 2 Storage, Mobilization, and Retrieval of Very High Yield Strength Sludges Sellafield Site in the UK Magnox Storage Pond *Constructed in 1940's *Major D&D project Print Close 3 Storage, Mobilization, and Retrieval of Very High Yield Strength Sludges Magnox Sludge *Up to 1200m3 arising from the corrosion of magnesium alloy clad Magnox reactor fuel in storage primarily magnesium and uranium corrosion products *small percentage of un-corroded Magnox metal *fission and activation products and their corrosion products

276

Hydropower Upgrades to Yield Added Generation at Average Costs Less Than 4  

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Hydropower Upgrades to Yield Added Generation at Average Costs Less Hydropower Upgrades to Yield Added Generation at Average Costs Less Than 4 cents per kWh - Without New Dams Hydropower Upgrades to Yield Added Generation at Average Costs Less Than 4 cents per kWh - Without New Dams November 4, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $30.6 million in Recovery Act funding for the selection of seven hydropower projects that modernize hydropower infrastructure by increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impacts at existing facilities. The expanded hydro generation projects have estimated incremental costs of less than 4 cents per kWh on average. The selections announced today will deploy innovative technologies such as high-efficiency, fish-friendly turbines, improved water intakes, and

277

In-situ determination of energy species yields of intense particle beams  

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Objects of the present invention are provided for a particle beam having a full energy component at least as great as 25 keV, which is directed onto a beamstop target, such that Rutherford backscattering, preferably near-surface backscattering occurs. The geometry, material composition and impurity concentration of the beam stop are predetermined, using any suitable conventional technique. The energy-yield characteristic response of backscattered particles is measured over a range of angles using a fast ion electrostatic analyzer having a microchannel plate array at its focal plane. The knee of the resulting yield curve, on a plot of yield versus energy, is analyzed to determine the energy species components of various beam particles having the same mass.

Kugel, H.W.; Kaita, R.

1983-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

278

Effects of residues from municipal solid waste landfill on corn yield and heavy metal content  

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The effects of residues from municipal solid waste landfill, Khon Kaen Municipality, Thailand, on corn (Zea mays L.) yield and heavy metal content were studied. Field experiments with randomized complete block design with five treatments (0, 20, 40, 60 and 80% v/v of residues and soil) and four replications were carried out. Corn yield and heavy metal contents in corn grain were analyzed. Corn yield increased by 50, 72, 85 and 71% at 20, 40, 60 and 80% treatments as compared to the control, respectively. All heavy metals content, except cadmium, nickel and zinc, in corn grain were not significantly different from the control. Arsenic, cadmium and zinc in corn grain were strongly positively correlated with concentrations in soil. The heavy metal content in corn grain was within regulated limits for human consumption.

Prabpai, S. [Suphan Buri Campus Establishment Project, Kasetsart University, 50 U Floor, Administrative Building, Paholyothin Road, Jatujak, Bangkok 10900 (Thailand)], E-mail: s.prabpai@hotmail.com; Charerntanyarak, L. [Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002 (Thailand)], E-mail: lertchai@kku.ac.th; Siri, B. [Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002 (Thailand)], E-mail: boonmee@kku.ac.th; Moore, M.R. [The University of Queensland, The National Research Center for Environmental Toxicology, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plans, Brisbane, Queensland 4108 (Australia)], E-mail: m.moore@uq.edu.au; Noller, Barry N. [The University of Queensland, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, Brisbane, Queensland 4072 (Australia)], E-mail: b.noller@uq.edu.au

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

279

Explaining the convenience yield in the WTI crude oil market using realized volatility and jumps  

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Abstract In this paper, we first provide an empirical evidence of the existence of intraday jumps in the crude oil price series. We then show that these jumps, in conjunction with realized volatility measures, are important in modeling the convenience yield over the 2001–2010 period. Our empirical results indicate that lagged jump mean only explains around 16% of the weekly convenience yield. Our best specification, including variation in inventories, 8-week realized variance and the 250-day jump mean is able to explain around 61% of the weekly convenience yield. Importantly, our results are not driven by the simultaneous determination of the various variables at work as we only use lagged variables in all regressions.

Benoît Sévi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Analysis of Photovoltaic System Energy Performance Evaluation Method  

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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.

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

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - 2009 Performance Metrics  

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9 Performance Metrics 9 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2009 Performance Metrics Improve Climate Models - Develop a coupled climate model with fully interactive carbon and sulfur cycles, as well as dynamic vegetation to enable simulations of aerosol effects, carbon chemistry, and carbon sequestration by the land surface and oceans and the interactions between the carbon cycle and climate. In fiscal year 2009: Provide improved climate

282

Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology  

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Energy's Commercial Building Initiative Page 1 Energy's Commercial Building Initiative Page 1 January 2009 Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology To clarify how the terms are used in the Department of Energy's Performance Metrics Research Project, a list of terms related to performance metrics are defined and include examples and comments. Visit www.commercialbuildings.energy.gov/performance_metrics.html to learn more. Baseline - a standard reference case used as a basis for comparison Examples: a simulation model of an ASHRAE 90.1 compliant building, control building, measurement of energy consumption prior to application of an energy conservation measure Comments: Establishing a clearly defined baseline very important and is often the most difficult task. Defining a repeatable baseline is essential if the work is to be compared to results of other

283

ARM - 2007 Performance Metrics  

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7 Performance Metrics 7 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2007 Performance Metrics A Single Column Model (SCM) represents the evolution of the atmosphere in a single grid box of a Global Climate Model (GCM). This illustration represents the observing strategy of ARM, which takes continuous atmospheric observations from fixed sites in three climate regimes around the world. A Single Column Model (SCM) represents the evolution of the atmosphere in a

284

HVAC Installed Performance  

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HVAC Installed Performance HVAC Installed Performance ESI, Tim Hanes Context * The building envelope has historically been the focus in residential homes. * The largest consumer of energy in residential homes is typically the HVAC system. * Testing the performance of the HVAC system has not been pursued to its full potential. Technical Approach * Currently very little performance testing is being done to the HVAC system. * The only way to know if a HVAC system is operating correctly is to measure the Btu/h. * This should be done at the equipment and at the the system. Recommended Guidance * Training of HVAC technicians, installers, and salespeople is a must. * If only the technician is trained than implementing the change will not happen. * Public awareness of proper installation and its

285

Performance and Optimization  

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Performance and Performance and Optimization Performance and Optimization Benchmarking Software on Hopper and Carver PURPOSE Test the performance impact of multithreading with representative public domain software including blastn, blastp, rpsblast, hmmsearch, usearch. Run on Hopper (24 cores/node) and Carver (8 cores/node) with different combinations of the number of tasks and threads. Provide useful set of parameters to maximize throughput PROGRAMS TESTED BLAST+ programs (blastn, blastp, rpsblast) version 2.2.26 usearch verison 5.2.32 hmmsearch version 3.0 DATASETS usearch: a collection of protein sequences (~900MB) against a reference "udb" (~900MB) blastn Query: a collection of nucleotide sequences from NCBI Microbial database from ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/refseq/release/microbial/ (34,154

286

Improving Deaerator Performance  

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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...

Dyer, D. F.; Maples, G.

287

Activity Based Performance Measurement  

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performance Potential applications · Measuring value created by new technology...or any intervention) · 2 sites recently launched (SMEs, KM) #12;RFID findings #12;© MIT Sloan School of Management 8 RFID

Brock, David

288

Performance Measurement of MEAs  

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iii. Electrolyte membrane durability iv. Target cost of membrane v. Automotive fuel cell MEA degradation map 3 3 Measurement of MEA Performance 4 4 25cm 2 72mm 72mm 50mm...

289

MSC Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report AUG 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 47 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

290

Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report OCT 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 49 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

291

Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report DEC 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 51 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

292

Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report APR 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 43 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

293

Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report JUN 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 45 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

294

Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report JUL 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 46 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

295

Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report MAY 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 44 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

296

Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report SEP 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 48 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

297

Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report FEB 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 41 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

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Monthly Performance Report  

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Department of Energy Contract DE-AC06-09RL14728 MSC Monthly Performance Report NOV 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 50 ii This page intentionally left blank. CONTENTS MSC Monthly...

299

Profiling for Performance  

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Performance and profiling are critical words in our everyday conversations in the office where I work, in our engagements with clients, and in our teaching. Both words apply equally well to all aspec...

Ron Crisco

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Energy Performance Contracting  

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Provides an Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) overview and summary of ESPC resources, including training, sample documents, and guides from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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301

Energy Savings Performance Contracts  

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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...

302

MSC Monthly Performance Report  

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be completed by the end of Calendar Year 2009. EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW MSC Monthly Performance Report November 2009 DOERL-2009-113 REV 2 4 2.0 ANALYSIS OF FUNDS Table 2-1. Mission...

303

Desalination processes and performance  

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Different desalination processes are evaluated for feed, capacity, performance, energy requirements, and cost. These include distillation, reverse osmosis, or electrodialysis. Detailed information is given on distillation processes and membrane processes.

Summers, L. J.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Cost Optimal Energy Performance  

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EPBD recast requires Member States (MS) to ensure that minimum energy performance requirements of buildings are set with a view to achieving cost optimal levels using a comparative methodology framework...1]. Cost

Jarek Kurnitski

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Performance-based Contracting  

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Performance-based Contracting Performance-based Contracting [Reference: FAR 37.6; DEAR 970.1001] Overview This section provides guidance and instruction for the development and administration of Performance-Based Contracting concepts for the Department's management and operating contracts, and other major operating contracts, as appropriate. Background In 1997, the Department published a final rule (62 FR 34842) which implemented a number of recommendations principally in areas relating to the acquisition processes of its management and operating contracts. One of these recommendations involved the adoption of performance-based contracting concepts. Since the beginning of its contract reform initiatives, the Department has tested a number of approaches to conform its use of fee to such concepts. A core consideration in the application of

306

High Performance Window Attachments  

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High Performance Window High Performance Window Attachments D. Charlie Curcija Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory dccurcija@lbl.gov 510-495-2602 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Impact of Project: * Motivate manufacturers to make improvements in Window systems U-Factors, SHGC and daylighting utilization * Increase awareness of benefits from energy efficient window attachments Problem Statement: * A wide range of residential window attachments are available, but they have widely unknown

307

Technology Performance Exchange  

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Technology Performance Exchange Technology Performance Exchange TDM - Jason Koman (BTO) TDM - Dave Catarious (FEMP) William Livingood National Renewable Energy Laboratory William.Livingood@nrel.gov 303-384-7490 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem: Perceived fiscal risk associated with the installation of unfamiliar technologies impedes adoption rates for cost-effective, energy-saving products. Impact of Project: Enable end users to quickly and

308

High Performance New Construction  

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Funding for Efficient New Buildings through Integrated Project Delivery and High Performance Design-Build Case Study Rolling Plains New Medical Office Building Michael Flores McKinstry mflores@mckinstry.com 469-789-9920 1 ESL-KT-13-12-40 CATEE..., San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Objectives • Explain how High Performance Design Build / Integrated Project Delivery (HPDB/IPD) differs from alternative project delivery methods (and why it is usually better!) • Identify the key participants in High...

Flores, M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Measured Performance Signature Method  

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information for adaptive on-line optimum dispatch, equipment performance monitoring, or for conducting system "what if' scenarios. The MPS is a very useful technique which may be applied to Acceptance Testing Monitoring and Operations Optimization... performance signature, may be determined from on-line measurements, and corrected to a specified reference. This procedure also provides information for adaptive on-line optimum dispatch, incremental plant heat rate data for centralized system dispatch...

Ahner, D. J.

310

Performance assurance program plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

Rogers, B.H.

1997-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

311

Biofuels from Pyrolysis in Perspective: Trade-offs between Energy Yields and Soil-Carbon Additions  

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Biofuels from Pyrolysis in Perspective: Trade-offs between Energy Yields and Soil-Carbon Additions ... We then apply this model to quantify the trade-offs between energy and biochar yields in BEBCS for a range of possible biofuel pathways for the coproduction of biochar with liquid or gaseous biofuels. ... (43) Thus, we can see that when biochar prices (per Mg C) are less than 33 times the price (per GJ) of gaseous fuels or 21 times the price of liquid pyrolysis fuels, coproduction of biochar with biofuels will reduce revenues compared to biofuel-only production. ...

Dominic Woolf; Johannes Lehmann; Elizabeth M. Fisher; Largus T. Angenent

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

312

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

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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.

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

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Fischer?Tropsch Synfuels from Biomass: Maximizing Carbon Efficiency and Hydrocarbon Yield  

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This paper collects yield and efficiency estimates for FT synfuel production from biomass feedstocks. ... In comparison to other biofuels, advantages include (i) flexible use of all kinds of biomass feedstocks (including waste materials) and, therefore, no competition with the production of food, (ii) relatively high yields per arable land (100?180 GJ ha?1 year?1), and (iii) high fuel qualities to be used in present distribution infrastructures and high-efficiency engine technologies. ... Flow scheme for the conversion of biomass feedstocks to liquid hydrocarbon fuels (BTL) and formal chemical reactions. ...

Dominik Unruh; Kyra Pabst; Georg Schaub

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

314

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

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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.

Ulrike W. Tschirner; Timothy Smith

2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of a "major" dwarfing gene on grain yield and other agronomic traits in oat  

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EFFECT OF A "MAJOR" DWARFING GENE ON GRAIN YIELD AND OTHER AGRONOMIC TRAITS IN OAT A Thesis by JULIANO LUIZ DE ALMEIDA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1994 Major Subject: Plant Breeding EFFECT OF A "MAJOR" DWARFING GENE ON GRAIN YIELD AND OTHER AGRONOMIC TRAITS IN OAT A Thesis by JULIANO LUIZ DE ALMEIDA Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Almeida, Juliano Luiz de

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Repository performance confirmation.  

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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.

Hansen, Francis D.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FY 2009 Annual Performance Report  

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AnnuAl PerformAnce rePort Working to Save the Planet DOE/CF-0044 CONTENTS Introduction ....................................................................................................................................1 Mission ...........................................................................................................................................2 Message from the Secretary ...........................................................................................................3 Performance Background...............................................................................................................5 High Priority Performance Goals ...................................................................................................7

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Context for performance assessment  

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In developing its recommendations on performance assessment for disposal of low-level radioactive waste, Scientific committee 87-3 of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) has considered a number of topics that provide a context for the development of suitable approaches to performance assessment. This paper summarizes the Committee` discussions on these topics, including (1) the definition of low-level waste and its sources and properties, as they affect the variety of wastes that must be considered, (2) fundamental objectives and principles of radioactive waste disposal and their application to low-level waste, (3) current performance objectives for low-level waste disposal in the US, with particular emphasis on such unresolved issues of importance to performance assessment as the time frame for compliance, requirements for protection of groundwater and surface water, inclusion of doses from radon, demonstrating compliance with fixed performance objectives using highly uncertain model projections, and application of the principle that releases to the environment should be maintained as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA), (4) the role of active and passive institutional controls over disposal sites, (5) the role of the inadvertent human intruder in low-level waste disposal, (6) model validation and confidence in model outcomes, and (7) the concept of reasonable assurance of compliance.

Kocher, D.C.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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

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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

Weber, David J.

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Linkages among climate change, crop yields and MexicoUS cross-border migration  

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Linkages among climate change, crop yields and Mexico­US cross-border migration Shuaizhang Fenga assumed, with other factors held constant, by approximately the year 2080, climate change is estimated perspective given that many regions, espe- cially developing countries, are expected to experience significant

Oppenheimer, Michael

322

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

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A viscoplasticity model with an enhanced control of the yield surface distortion  

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A new model of metal viscoplasticity, which takes combined isotropic, kinematic, and distortional hardening into account, is presented. The basic modeling assumptions are illustrated using a new two-dimensional rheological analogy. This demonstrative rheological model is used as a guideline for the construction of constitutive relations. The nonlinear kinematic hardening is captured using the well-known Armstrong-Frederick approach. The distortion of the yield surface is described with the help of a so-called distortional backstress. A distinctive feature of the model is that any smooth convex saturated form of the yield surface which is symmetric with respect to the loading direction can be captured. In particular, an arbitrary sharpening of the saturated yield locus in the loading direction combined with a flattening on the opposite side can be covered. Moreover, the yield locus evolves smoothly and its convexity is guaranteed at each hardening stage. A strict proof of the thermodynamic consistency is provided. Finally, the predictive capabilities of the material model are verified using the experimental data for a very high work hardening annealed aluminum alloy 1100 Al.

A. V. Shutov; J. Ihlemann

2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

324

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

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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.

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

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Positron yield as a function of energy at \\{APosS\\} – The Argonne Positron Source  

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The development of the Argonne Positron Source (APosS) at the Argonne National Laboratory low-energy electron linac is discussed. We describe the measurement of the yield of slow positrons as a function of electron-beam energy and compare these results with theoretical calculations. Those results were used to establish the optimal regime for positron production.

Sergey D. Chemerisov; Charles D. Jonah; Hongmin Chen; Yanching C. Jean; David M. Schrader; Alan W. Hunt

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized Storage-Reliability-Yield equations for rainwater harvesting Lars S. Hanson1  

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harvesting has also become a popular supplemental (and generally non-potable) water source in urban1 Generalized Storage-Reliability-Yield equations for rainwater harvesting systems Lars S. Hanson1 harvesting (RWH) is gaining popularity as a sustainable water supply source in urban as well as rural areas

Vogel, Richard M.

327

Texas Cotton Yield and Quality The mid-1990s marked the beginning of an era when  

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Texas Cotton Yield and Quality Challenges The mid-1990s marked the beginning of an era when the first genetically modified cotton variety was developed. Since that time, biological advances in cotton decision a grower makes is the selection of a cotton variety and transgenic traits. Extension's Response

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Using Ilmenite To Reduce the Tar Yield in a Dual Fluidized Bed Gasification System  

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In this work, ilmenite was used as the catalytic material in the Chalmers 2–4 MWth dual fluidized bed gasifier to decrease the yield of tar. ... Indirect gasification, using the Dual Fluidized Bed (DFB) concept, has been identified as being suitable for medium- to large-scale production units. ... catalytic reactors, the implementation of specific reaction media such as supercrit. ...

Anton Larsson; Mikael Israelsson; Fredrik Lind; Martin Seemann; Henrik Thunman

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

329

Climate change impacts on crop yield and quality with CO2 fertilization in China  

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...change impacts on crop yield and quality with CO2 fertilization in China...elevated CO2 on processing quality characteristics of two winter...experiment system. In Proc. World Engineers' Convention. vol. E, agricultural...1996Changes in wheat grain quality due to doubling the level of...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

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

331

POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF GLOBAL CLIMATIC CHANGE ON THE PHENOLOGY AND YIELD OF MAIZE IN VENEZUELA *  

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POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF GLOBAL CLIMATIC CHANGE ON THE PHENOLOGY AND YIELD OF MAIZE IN VENEZUELA de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Mdrida 5101, Venezuela 21nstitute of Applied Sciences, Venezuela 4Centro de Estudios Avanzados del Clima Tropical (CEACT), Ministerio deI Ambiente y de los

Robock, Alan

332

Photochemistry of Matrix-Isolated and Thin Film Acid Chlorides: Quantum Yields and Product Structures  

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the differences between gas- and condensed-phase photochemistry strengthens our understanding of many, and well-known gas-phase reaction mechanisms are often modified in the condensed phase or completely the photoreaction of condensed acid chloride samples by comparison of reaction quantum yields for acetyl (CH3COCl

Ellison, Barney

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

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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

Buehler, Markus J.

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Plant-to-Plant Uniformity is Essential for Optimum Yield in No-Till Continuous Corn  

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of compromises and consequences. Possible compromises include increased soil erosion, reduced air and water-drained soils in a crop rotation are comparable to yields produced using conventional tillage -- provided and development and provides remedies for alleviating them. OPTIMIZING CONSERVATION TILLAGE SYSTEMS Figure 1

Holland, Jeffrey

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Sediment storage by vegetation in steep bedrock landscapes: Theory, experiments, and implications for postfire sediment yield  

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Sediment storage by vegetation in steep bedrock landscapes: Theory, experiments, and implications for postfire sediment yield Michael P. Lamb,1 Mariya Levina,1 Roman A. DiBiase,1 and Brian M. Fuller1 Received 26 September 2012; revised 6 March 2013; accepted 8 March 2013. [1] Mechanistic models for sediment

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Modeling of the interactions between forest vegetation, disturbances, and sediment yields  

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Modeling of the interactions between forest vegetation, disturbances, and sediment yields Erkan on the frequency and magnitude of sediment delivery from a small watershed ($3.9 km2 ) in the Idaho batholith weathering and the divergence of diffusive sediment transport on hillslopes. Soil removal is due to episodic

Tarboton, David

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Distributed sediment yield modelling: Importance of initial sediment Gianbattista Bussi a,*, Flix Francs a  

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Distributed sediment yield modelling: Importance of initial sediment conditions Gianbattista Bussi April 2014 Available online Keywords: Sediment modelling Soil erosion River network deposits Initial conditions Sediment hysteresis loop a b s t r a c t The importance of initial sediment conditions on model

Julien, Pierre Y.

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

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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 the landscape. However, studies dealing with sedimentation in karst watersheds are scarce and the sediment

Hart, Evan

339

Production yields of noble-gas isotopes from ISOLDE UC$_{x}$/graphite targets  

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Yields of He, Ne, Ar, Kr and Xe isotopic chains were measured from UC$_{x}$/graphite and ThC$_{x}$/graphite targets at the PSB-ISOLDE facility at CERN using isobaric selectivity achieved by the combination of a plasma-discharge ion source with a water-cooled transfer line. %The measured half-lives allowed %to calculate the decay losses of neutron-rich isotopes in the %target and ion-source system, and thus to obtain information on the in-target %productions from the measured yields. The delay times measured for a UC$_x$/graphite target allow for an extrapolation to the expected yields of very neutron-rich noble gas isotopes, in particular for the ``NuPECC reference elements'' Ar and Kr, at the next-generation radioactive ion-beam facility EURISOL. \\end{abstract} \\begin{keyword} % keywords here, in the form: keyword \\sep keyword radioactive ion beams \\sep release \\sep ion yields \\sep ISOL (Isotope Separation On-Line) \\sep uranium and thorium carbide targets. % PACS codes here, in the form: \\PACS code \\sep code...

Bergmann, U C; Catherall, R; Cederkäll, J; Diget, C A; Fraile-Prieto, L M; Franchoo, S; Fynbo, H O U; Gausemel, H; Georg, U; Giles, T; Hagebø, E; Jeppesen, H B; Jonsson, O C; Köster, U; Lettry, Jacques; Nilsson, T; Peräjärvi, K; Ravn, H L; Riisager, K; Weissman, L; Äystö, J

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembly for Maximum Yields Under Constraints Michael J. Fox and Jeff S. Shamma  

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Self-Assembly for Maximum Yields Under Constraints Michael J. Fox and Jeff S. Shamma Abstract-- We present an algorithm that, given any target tree, synthesizes reversible self-assembly rules that provide states that cannot be recovered from the unlabeled graph. I. INTRODUCTION Self-assembly is the phenomenon

Shamma, Jeff S.

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HIGH YIELD BATCH PACKAGING OF MICRO DEVICES WITH UNIQUELY ORIENTING SELF-ASSEMBLY  

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HIGH YIELD BATCH PACKAGING OF MICRO DEVICES WITH UNIQUELY ORIENTING SELF-ASSEMBLY Jiandong Fang of uniquely orienting self-assembly with 2mm square diced silicon parts. Each silicon part has one hydrophobic shape-directed self-assembly assigns parts to complementary trenches in parallel [2]; (3) capillary

342

Home visiting yields as much as $5.70 for every dollar spent! 4  

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Home visiting yields as much as $5.70 for every dollar spent! 4 Home Why Florida Needs Home and specialized out-of-home care. Home visiting is an evidence-based strategy that can prevent these types the services. · Home visiting could improve Florida's low rank on child well-being. · Home visiting will save

Weston, Ken

343

Yield Asymmetry Design of Magnesium Alloys by Integrated Computational Materials Engineering  

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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.

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

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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This study was conducted to identify and map QTLs for yield components and heat tolerance of wheat in response to two kinds of heat treatment (short term-and long term-heat treatment) during seed formation in a set of 62 RILs derived from a cross...

Do, Jung Hwa

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

345

Seismological Evidence for a Low-Yield Nuclear Test on 12 May 2010 in North Korea  

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E Seismological Evidence for a Low-Yield Nuclear Test on 12 May 2010 in North Korea by Miao Zhang. INTRODUCTION Three nuclear tests (in 2006, 2009, and 2013) conducted by the Democratic People's Republic.g., the U. S. Geological Survey [USGS] and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization [CTBTO

Wen, Lianxing

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Yield Modeling and Analysis of a Clockless Asynchronous Wave Pipeline with Pulse Faults  

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Yield Modeling and Analysis of a Clockless Asynchronous Wave Pipeline with Pulse Faults T. Feng fault model and its modeling and analysis methods in a clockless asynchronous wave pipeline fault rate model for establishing a sound theoretical foundation for clockless wave pipeline design

Ayers, Joseph

347

A simplified model of thin layer static/flowing dynamics for granular materials with yield  

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/deposition processes when a layer of particles is flowing over a static layer or near the destabilization and arrestA simplified model of thin layer static/flowing dynamics for granular materials with yield, 75005 Paris, France, 4 ANGE team, INRIA, CETMEF, Lab. J.-L. Lions, Paris, France Abstract We introduce

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

348

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

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, 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

Wehrli, Bernhard

349

Improved Criteria for Acceptable Yield Point Elongation in Surface Critical Steels  

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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.

Dr. David Matlock; Dr. John Speer

2007-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Ultimate-Sustainable-Yield Problem in Nonlinear Age-Structured Populations*  

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that it assumes that recruitment is independent of population density. *This work was partially supportedThe Ultimate-Sustainable-Yield Problem in Nonlinear Age-Structured Populations* WAYNE M. GETZ Africa Received 24 January 1979; revised IO Ju& 1979 ABSTRACT The Beverton-Holt theory of harvesting

Getz, Wayne M.

351

High-Yield Sorting of Small-Diameter Carbon Nanotubes for Solar Cells and Transistors  

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High-Yield Sorting of Small-Diameter Carbon Nanotubes for Solar Cells and Transistors ... G.I.K. acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in the form of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. ...

Huiliang Wang; Ghada I. Koleilat; Peng Liu; Gonzalo Jiménez-Osés; Ying-Chih Lai; Michael Vosgueritchian; Ya Fang; Steve Park; Kendall N. Houk; Zhenan Bao

2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

352

High-Yield Synthesis and Purification of an -Helical Transmembrane Domain  

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by this small-scale 9-fluorenylme- thoxycarbonyl (Fmoc) strategy is comparable to that of the peptide. Combining these approaches readily yields 10 to 20 mg of pure transmembrane peptide from a small-scale Fmoc limits the approach to specialized facilities. Although a small-scale 9-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl (Fmoc

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

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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

Govindjee

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Performance profiles style sheet  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 2009 Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 2009 vii Major Findings This edition of Performance Profiles reviews financial and operating data for the calendar year 2009 and discusses important trends and emerging issues relevant to U.S. energy company operations. Major U.S.-based oil and natural gas producers and petroleum refiners submit the data in this report annually on Form EIA-28, the Financial Reporting System (FRS). FRS companies' net income declined to the lowest level since 2002.  Net income fell 66 percent (in constant 2009 dollars) to $30 billion in 2009 from $88 billion in 2008. Substantial reductions in oil and natural gas prices in 2009 slowed revenue growth. FRS companies cut operating costs but by less than the decline in revenue, resulting in a 69-percent drop in operating income.

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PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE AGREEMENT  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

F F PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE SEE ATTACHED Appendix F - Page 308 PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE AGREEMENT For value received, and in consideration of, and in order to induce the United States (the Government) to enter into Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344 for the management and operation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (the "Contract") dated __________, by and between the Government and Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (Contractor), the undersigned, Bechtel National, Inc. (Guarantor), a corporation incorporated in the State of Nevada with its principal place of business at 5275 Westview Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21703, hereby unconditionally guarantees to the Government (a) the full and prompt payment and performance of all obligations, accrued and executory, which Contractor presently or hereafter

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Contractor Past Performance Information  

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

Chapter 42.15 (DEC 2010) - Attachment A 2 Blocks 7, 9, 11, 12: Contracting Officer, Contract Completion Date, Awarded Value, and Current Contract Dollar Value are up to date. [Note: When auto-registration is available and used, the Contract Completion Date, Awarded Value, and Current Contract Dollar Value will be pre- populated from FPDS-NG.] Contract Completion Date and Awarded Value should include all option periods, even if the options have not yet been exercised. Block 15: Subcontractors performing 25% or more or a critical aspect of the work are identified. This block is not a place to assess subcontractor performance. Due to privity of contract, the Government can only write a performance assessment for a prime Contractor. Block 17: Contract Effort Description is

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Contractor Past Performance Information  

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

December 2010) December 2010) 1 Contractor Performance Information References Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subparts 8.4 Federal Supply Schedules - 8.406-7 Contractor performance evaluation and 8.406-8 Reporting 9.1 Responsible Prospective Contractors - 9.104 Standards and 9.105 Procedures 9.4 Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility - 9.406 Debarment and 9.407 Suspension 12.2 Special Requirements for the Acquisition of Commercial Items - 12.206 Use of past performance 12.4 Unique Requirements Regarding Terms and Conditions for Commercial Items - 12.403 Termination 13.1 Procedures - 13.106-2 Evaluation of quotations or offers 15.3 Source Selection - 15.305 Proposal evaluation 15.4 Contract Pricing - 15.407-1 Defective cost or pricing data

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance  

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase:

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PERFORMANCE STATISTICS WEIGHTS  

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90 lbs 90 lbs Delivered Curb Weight: 2936 lbs Distribution F/R: 59/41 % GVWR: 3795 lbs GAWR F/R: 2335/2250 lbs Payload: 905 lbs Performance Goal: 400 lbs DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 106 inches Track F/R: 59/58 inches Length: 175 inches Width: 67 inches Height: 57.8 inches Ground Clearance: 4.3 inches Performance Goal: 5.0 inches TIRES Tire Mfg: Goodyear Tire Model: Integrity Tire Size: P185/65R15 Tire Pressure F/R: 35/33 psi

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PERFORMANCE STATISTICS WEIGHTS  

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40 lbs 40 lbs Delivered Curb Weight: 3556 lbs Distribution F/R: 58/42 % GVWR: 4665 lbs GAWR F/R: Unavailable Payload: 1109 lbs Performance Goal: 400 lbs DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 109.3 in Track F/R: 62.0/61.6 in Length: 189.2 in Width: 71.7 in Height: 57.9 in Ground Clearance: 5.9 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in TIRES Tire Mfg: Michellin Tire Model: Energy MXV458 Tire Size: P215/60R16 Tire Pressure F/R: 32/32

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PERFORMANCE STATISTICS WEIGHTS  

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5650 lbs 5650 lbs Delivered Curb Weight: 5579 lbs Distribution F/R: 51.8/48.2 GVWR: 7100 lbs GAWR F/R: 3200/4100 lbs Payload: 1521 lbs Performance Goal: 400 lbs DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 116.0 in Track F/R: 68.2/67.0 in Length: 202.0 in Width: 79.0 in Height: 74.6 in Ground Clearance: 9.5 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in TIRES Tire Mfg: Bridgestone Tire Model: Dueler H/R Tire Size: P265/65R18 Tire Pressure F/R: 32 psi

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PERFORMANCE STATISTICS WEIGHTS  

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

27 lbs 27 lbs Delivered Curb Weight: 3618 lbs Distribution F/R: 58/42 % GVWR: 4680 lbs GAWR F/R: 2440/2440 lbs Payload: 1062 lbs Performance Goal: 400 lbs DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 103.2 inches Track F/R: 61.1/60.2 inches Length: 174.5 inches Width: 71.4 inches Height: 69.5 inches Ground Clearance: 7.8 inches Performance Goal: 5.0 inches TIRES Tire Mfg: Continental Tire Model: EcoPlus Tire Size: P235/70R16

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PERFORMANCE STATISTICS WEIGHTS  

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

3474 lbs 3474 lbs Delivered Curb Weight: 3435 lbs GVWR: 4718 lbs GAWR F/R: 2491/2436 lbs Distribution F/R: % Payload: 1283 lbs Performance Goal: 400 lbs DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 106.6 in Track F/R: 61.0/61.0 in Length: 181.3 in Width: 71.6 in Height: 65.3 in Ground Clearance: 7.0 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in TIRES Tire Mfg: General Tire Model: Ameri GS60 Tire Size: P215/70R16 Tire Pressure F/R: 35/35 psi

364

CEPC design performance considerations  

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In this paper I will commend on the early CEPC design as of October 2014. In particular I will comment on the choice of circumference, minimum and maximum energy, number of collision points and target luminosity. I will finish with suggestions to increase performance with minimum incremental cost.

Koratzinos, M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Indicators: Performance Statistics  

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-82 100 10 7 8 0 10 Completed in 1 business day 74% -14% 100% 60% 71% 63% 100% 100% Quality of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes Breakdown All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water Electric 17% 20% 0 100% 100% 1 Improvement

Webb, Peter

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Indicators: Performance Statistics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

100 15 2 7 0 12 Completed in 1 business day 81% +7% 100% 80% 50% 57% 100% 100% Quality Inspections% No Change 100% Non-FLS 52% +35% 70% See Definitions Document for descriptions of performance measures Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water 0 0 n/a 55% Electric 100% 42% Improvement No Change Met Target

Webb, Peter

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Indicators: Performance Statistics  

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% 75% 100% 80% 100% 93% Quality Inspections Completed 54% +2% 95% 40% 34% 57% 88% 60% 54% Utilities for descriptions of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes from the prior month: Key: 0% 43% Electric 0% 11% All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam

Webb, Peter

368

STRETCHING PAINT PERFORMANCE  

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WATERBORNE PAINTS are easy to apply, are easy to clean up, and have a reputation for being more environmentally friendly than the solvent-borne paints that are still considered the performance standard. But a host of new additives coming onto the market ...

MARC S. REISCH

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

369

Monthly Performance Report  

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4.72 4.59 4.62 4.63 4.44 First Aid Monthly First Aid 12-Month Average FY 3.65 CY 3.33 EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW MSC Monthly Performance Report APR 2014 DOE...

370

High Performance Window Retrofit  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

Shrestha, Som S [ORNL] [ORNL; Hun, Diana E [ORNL] [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Team Identity and Performance-based Compensation Effects on Performance  

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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...

Blazovich, Janell L.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

372

Performance Plans | Department of Energy  

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Performance Plans Performance Plans Performance Plans December 13, 2013 Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Performance Results and FYs 2014 and 2015 Annual Performance Plan Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Performance Results and FY 2014-15 Annual Performance Plan December 18, 2012 Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Annual Performance Results and FYs 2013 and 2014 Annual Performance Plan This report presents the goals, objectives, and strategies for measuring the OIG's FY 2012 actual performance and FYs 2013 and 2014 planned activities. November 28, 2011 Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Annual Performance Results and FY 2012 Annual Performance Plan This report presents the goals, objectives, and strategies for measuring the OIG's FY 2011 actual performance and FY 2012 planned activities.

373

Performance profiles style sheet  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

06) 06) Distribution Category UC-950 Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 2006 December 2007 Energy Information Administration Office of Energy Markets and End Use U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The information contained herein should be attributed to the Energy Information Administration and should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy position of the Department of Energy or any other organization. Contacts Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 2006 is prepared by the Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Markets and End Use, Energy Markets and Contingency Information Division, Financial

374

Contractor Past Performance Information  

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

May 2010) May 2010) 1 Reporting Other Contractor Information into Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System References Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subparts 8.4 Federal Supply Schedules - 8.406 Ordering activity responsibilities 9.1 Responsible Prospective Contractors - 9.105 Procedures 9.4 Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility - 9.406 Debarment and 9.407 Suspension 12.4 Unique Requirements Regarding Terms and Conditions for Commercial Items - 12.403 Termination 15.4 Contract Pricing - 15.407 Special cost or pricing areas 42.15 Contractor Performance Information - 42.1503 Procedures 49.4 Termination for Default - 49.402 Termination of fixed-price contracts for default DEAR and Acquisition Guide

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Contractor Past Performance Information  

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

August 2013) August 2013) 1 Reporting Other Contractor Information into Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) References Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subparts 8.4 Federal Supply Schedules - 8.406 Ordering activity responsibilities 9.1 Responsible Prospective Contractors - 9.104 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses and 9.105 Procedures 9.4 Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility - 9.406 Debarment and 9.407 Suspension 12.4 Unique Requirements Regarding Terms and Conditions for Commercial Items - 12.403 Termination 15.4 Contract Pricing - 15.407 Special cost or pricing areas 42.15 Contractor Performance Information - 42.1503 Procedures 49.4 Termination for Default - 49.402 Termination of fixed-price contracts for default

376

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING  

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This paper presents recent developments of high performance computing and networking techniques in the field of computer-aided multibody analysis and design. The authors describe the main achievements obtained in the development of a tool to aid in the design of new industrial mechanical systems by performing parallel parametric multibody simulations. The parallel software is composed of four main modules: two user-friendly interfaces to input the data and visualize the results, a simulation module, and a parallel manager module that is the main focus of this paper. The authors show that the implementation, using PVM, of simple and well-known ideas leads to efficient and flexible parallel software targeted for heterogeneous networks of nondedicated workstations, which is the parallel platform available in most mechanical design departments.

Ra Baldini; Luc Giraud; Javier G. Izaguirre; Jose M. Jimenez; Luis M. Matey; Sandra Baldini; Luc Giraud; Javier G. Izaguirre; Jose M. Jimenez; Luis M. Matey

377

Remedial Action Performed  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

General Motors Site in General Motors Site in Adrian, Michigan Department of Energy OiZce of Assistant Manager for Environmental Management Oak Ridge Operations January 2001 69 Printed on recycledhcydable paper. CERTIFICATION DOCKET FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE GENERAL MOTORS SITE ADRIAN, MICHIGAN JANUARY 200 1 Prepared for United States Army Corps of Engineers Under Contract No. DACW45-98-D-0028 BY Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. 14501 CONTENTS FIGURES .............................................................................................................................................. TABLES ...............................................................................................................................................

378

Detection of QTL for forage yield, lodging resistance and spring vigor traits in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)  

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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is an internationally significant forage crop. Forage yield, lodging resistance and spring vigor are important agronomic traits conditioned by quantitative genetic and environmental e...

Per McCord; Vanessa Gordon; Gopesh Saha; Jacqueline Hellinga; George Vandemark…

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

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

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

Parker, Sherwood I

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Predicting the yield of coking byproducts on the basis of elementary and petrographic analysis of the coal batch  

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Mathematical models are developed for predicting the yield of coking byproducts on the basis of elementary and petrographic analysis of the coal batch.

M. B. Golovko; I. D. Drozdnik; D. V. Miroshnichenko; Yu. S. Kaftan

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlations Among Neutron Yield and Dynamical Discharge Characteristics Obtained from Electrical Signals in a 400 J Plasma Focus .  

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??Dynamical discharge characteristics and their relation with the total neutron yield emitted from a 400 J plasma focus operating in deuterium gas are presented. The… (more)

Veloso, Felipe

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

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.

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Microbial Electrolysis Cells (MECs) for High Yield Hydrogen (H2) Production from Biodegradable Materials  

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Microbial Electrolysis Cells (MECs) for High Yield H Microbial Electrolysis Cells (MECs) for High Yield H 2 Production from Biodegradable Materials Zhiyong "Jason" Ren, Ph.D Associate Professor, Environmental and Sustainability Engineering University of Colorado Boulder Jason.Ren@colorado.edu (303) 492-4137 http://spot.colorado.edu/~zhre0706/ MxC or Microbial Electrochemical System (MES) is a platform technology for energy and resource recovery Main type of MXC Products Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Electricity Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC) H 2 , H 2 O 2 , NaOH, Struvite Microbial Chemical Cell (MCC) CH 4 , C 2 H 4 O 2 , Organics Microbial Remediation Cell (MRC) Reduced/non-toxic chemicals Microbial Desalination Cell (MDC) Desalinated water >90% H 2 MEC for H 2 Recovery PS e - e - Wang and Ren, Biotechnol. Adv. 2013

384

Anisotropic yielding of rocks at high temperatures and pressures; Annual Progress Report, 1988-1989  

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The experimental results we have obtained on Four-Mile gneiss have demonstrated that the yield behavior of quartzo-feldspathic rocks containing only a small percentage (10%) of mica can be markedly anisotropic, provided the mica minerals exhibit a strong crystallographic preferred orientation. Samples of gneiss oriented such that resolved shear stresses on the foliation plane are large are considerably weaker than granites of similar grain size and composition, and this weakness is attributed to enhanced nucleation of microcracks in quartz and feldspar adjacent to mica grains that are suitably oriented for slip. We expect the yield behavior of rocks containing a higher proportion of phyllosilicates to be influenced by the strongly anisotropic nature of these minerals as well, although the strengths, temperature and pressure dependencies, and flow-controlling mechanisms in such rocks may be significantly different.

Kronenberg, A.K.; Russell, J.E.; Carter, N.L.

1989-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

385

Biochemical response of Cupressus sempervirens to cement dust: Yields and chemical composition of its essential oil  

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Abstract The effects of cement dust on the yield and chemical composition of the essential oil were investigated in Cupressus sempervirens. Exposure to cement dust resulted in significant increase in the essential oil yields. Significant factory distance-related changes in qualitative and quantitative composition of the essential oil were observed. Increasing pollution with dust increased the content of monoterpene hydrocarbons concomitant to increase of ?-pinene, suggesting a redirection of the secondary metabolism of C. sempervirens towards biosynthesis of monoterpenes. By contrast, oxygenated monoterpenes and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons were strongly reduced. These results provide an overall picture of the different response of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes to air pollution caused by cement dust. They also reveal the suitability of using C. sempervirens in the creation of green areas around cement factories and encourage the use of dusted plants as potential source of valuable natural products.

Karim Hosni; Imed Hassen; Yacine M’Rabet; Hervé Casabianca

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

A simple, high-yield, apparatus for NEG coating of vacuum beamline elements  

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Non-Evaporable Getter (NEG) materials are extremely useful in vacuum systems for achieving Ultra High Vacuum. Recently, these materials have been used to coat the inner surfaces of vacuum components, acting as an internal, passive, vacuum pump. We have constructed a low cost apparatus, which allows coating of very small diameter vacuum tubes, used as differential pumping stages. Despite the relative ease of construction, we are routinely able to achieve high coating yields. We further describe an improvement to our system, which is able to achieve the same yield, at an even lower complexity by using an easily manufactured permanent magnet arrangement. The designs described are extendible to virtually any combination of length and diameter of the components to be coated.

Ron, Guy; Oort, Ron; Lee, Daniel

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

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

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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.

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

388

Reductive burning of high-yield spent pulping liquors by the addition of pulverized coal  

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This paper reports on the reductive burning of high-yield spent pulping liquors which can be accomplished by the addition of pulverized coal to increase the heat content and generate the proper reducing conditions. Samples from a 78%-yield sodium bisulfite pulping process employing a hardwood furnish were mixed with 10-50% pulveriized coal and burned at 950[degrees]C under reducing conditions in a box furnace. Even in these uncontrolled combustion conditions 76. 5% of the sulfur found in the soluble portion of the smelt was converted from lignousulfonates to useful sulfide ion. For the remainder of the sulfur, analyses determined it to be 19. 5% as sulfite ion, 3. 1% as thiosulfate ion, and 0.9% as sulfate ion.

Sell, N.J.; Norman, J.C. (Natural and Applied Sciences, Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

A New Seismic Data System for Determining Nuclear Test Yields At the Nevada Test Site  

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An important capability in conducting underground nuclear tests is to be able to determine the nuclear test yield accurately within hours after a test. Due to a nuclear test moratorium, the seismic method that has been used in the past has not been exercised since a non-proliferation high explosive test in 1993. Since that time, the seismic recording system and the computing environment have been replaced with modern equipment. This report describes the actions that have been taken to preserve the capability for determining seismic yield, in the event that nuclear testing should resume. Specifically, this report describes actions taken to preserve seismic data, actions taken to modernize software, and actions taken to document procedures. It concludes with a summary of the current state of the data system and makes recommendations for maintaining this system in the future.

LEE, JONATHAN W.

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Estimating potential photovoltaic yield with r.sun and the open source Geographical Resources Analysis Support System  

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The package r.sun within the open source Geographical Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) can be used to compute insolation including temporal and spatial variation of albedo and solar photovoltaic yield. A complete algorithm is presented covering the steps of data acquisition and preprocessing to post-simulation whereby candidate lands for incoming solar farms projects are identified. The optimal resolution to acquire reliable solar energy outputs to be integrated into PV system design software was determined to be 1 square km. A case study using the algorithm developed here was performed on a North American region encompassing fourteen counties in South-eastern Ontario. It was confirmed for the case study that Ontario has a large potential for solar electricity. This region is found to possess over 935,000 acres appropriate for solar farm development, which could provide 90 GW of PV. This is nearly 60% of Ontario's projected peak electricity demand in 2025. The algorithm developed and tested in this paper can be generalized to any region in the world in order to foster the most environmentally-responsible development of large-scale solar farms. (author)

Nguyen, H.T.; Pearce, J.M. [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University, 60 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario (Canada)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

391

Effects of different irrigation regimes on yield and water use efficiency of cucumber crop  

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Abstract This study was conducted to investigate the effects of four irrigation regimes on yield, growth parameters and water use efficiency of cucumber crop under greenhouse cultivation. A field experiment was carried out at the experimental farm of Palestine Technical University Kadoorie, located at Tulkarm, Palestine. Cucumber seedlings were planted on 14 February 2012 in greenhouse at a rate of 1500 seedlings per 1000 square meters. Four irrigation regimes were examined during the growing period as follows: farmer irrigation (FI), tensiometer based irrigation (TI), irrigation at full \\{ETc\\} data (ETc), and irrigation at 70% of \\{ETc\\} (70% ETc). Plant data were collected during the growing period for evaluating the total yield, plant height, number of harvested fruits per plant, weight of harvested fruits per plant, dry matter of above and under ground parts. The results indicated that the 70% \\{ETc\\} treatment obtained the highest crop yield followed by ETc, FI, and TI treatments, respectively. On average, cucumber yield under 70% \\{ETc\\} treatment was 24%, 6% and 4% higher than that under TI, FI and \\{ETc\\} treatments, respectively. At the end of harvesting stage plant height, above-ground dry matter obtained by 70% \\{ETc\\} treatment was higher than the other treatments. The smallest plant height and dry matter was obtained under TI treatment. Results also indicated that, when using scheduled irrigation methods large amount of water were saved and found to be 139, 104 and 26 mm for TI, 70% \\{ETc\\} and \\{ETc\\} treatments, respectively, compared to FI treatment. The highest water use efficiency (WUE) was obtained under 70% \\{ETc\\} treatment followed by ETc, TI and FI treatments, respectively.

M.H. Rahil; A. Qanadillo

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Intensity-resolved Above Threshold Ionization Yields of Atoms with Ultrashort Laser Pulses  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Electron ionization yields of xenon were measured for a set of laser pulse intensities using a time of flight (TOF) setup. Horizontally polarized, unchirped, pulses were used in the ionization process. All laser parameters other than the radiation... Tiezer, I am grateful for all their time and help. I would like to thank Dr. James Strohaber for detailed discussions and assistance related to this experiment. I acknowledge the Department of Physics at Texas A&M and the US Air Force...

Hart, Nathan Andrew

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

393

The relationship between grain yield and waxy endosperm in Sorghum bicolor (Linn.) Moench  

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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...

Aydin, Selahattin

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

394

Do yield and quality of big bluestem and switchgrass feedstock decline over winter?  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and big bluestem (Andropogon gerdardii Vitman) are potential perennial bioenergy feedstocks. Feedstock storage limitations, labor constraints for harvest, and environmental benefits provided by perennials are rationales for developing localized perennial feedstock as an alternative or in conjunction with annual feedstocks (i.e., crop residues). Little information is available on yield, mineral, and thermochemical properties of native species as related to harvest time. The study’s objectives were to compare the feedstock quantity and quality between grasses harvested in the fall or the following spring. It was hypothesized that biomass yield may decline, but translocation and/or leaching of minerals from the feedstock would improve feedstock quality. Feedstock yield did not differ by crop, harvest time, or their interactions. Both grasses averaged 6.0 Mg ha-1 (fall) and 5.4 Mg ha-1 (spring) with similar high heating value (17.7 MJ kg-1). The K/(Ca + Mg) ratio, used as a quality indicator declined to below a 0.5 threshold, but energy yield (Megajoule per kilogram) decreased 13% by delaying harvest until spring. Only once during the four study-years were conditions ideal for early spring harvest, in contrast during another spring, very muddy conditions resulted in excessive soil contamination. Early spring harvest may be hampered by late snow, lodging, and muddy conditions that may delay or prevent harvest, and result in soil contamination of the feedstock. However, reducing slagging/fouling potential and the mass of mineral nutrients removed from the field without a dramatic loss in biomass or caloric content are reasons to delay harvest until spring.

Jane M.F. Johnson; Garold L. Gresham

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

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

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

Phillips, J.E.; Lasswell, P.G.

1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

396

Pickling cucumber yield as influenced by plant population, spacing and bed width  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Burkett, Albert Leroy

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Mentoring Human Performance - 12480  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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)

Geis, John A.; Haugen, Christian N. [CALIBRE Systems, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of laboratory results to the design of a high yield VMIS oil shale retort  

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In situ oil shale retorts have typically been designed to process a rubble bed having uniform cross-sectional rubble properties. Edge effects during rock fragmentation commonly produce increased void at the perimeter of these low-void retorts. Previous laboratory and field results have demonstrated this void variation normal to the direction of flow causes non-uniform retort front velocities that result in significantly lower oil yield. It is unlikely that process control parameters (e.g., multiple injection points, steam, etc.) can provide any significant yield improvement in these non-uniform retorts. Any large improvement would come from modified rubblization concepts. This paper describes a modification to the retort blast design to achieve a uniform retorting front velocity in rubble with non-uniform properties (void fraction and particle size). This concept requires the creation of an anisotropic rubble bed with varying particle size and void fraction normal to the direction of flow. The unavoidable increased void at the retort perimeter is offset by modifying the ratio of the effective particle size of the rubble in the central to the perimeter regions of the retort. The results of laboratory-scale pressure drop and retorting experiments with an empirical blast design technique are used to describe how a high-yield, second generation in situ retort would be designed. 12 refs., 7 figs.

Bickel, T.C.; Ricketts, T.E.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

The {alpha}-induced thick-target {gamma}-ray yield from light elements  

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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.

Heaton, R.K. [Queen`s Univ., Kingston, ON (Canada). Dept. of Physics; [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of DT and DD neutron yields by neutron activation on TFTR  

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A variety of elemental foils have been activated by neutron fluence from TFTR under conditions with the DT neutron yield per shot ranging from 10{sup 12} to over 10{sup 18}, and with the DT/(DD+DT) neutron ratio varying from 0.5% (from triton burnup) to unity. Linear response over this large dynamic range is obtained by reducing the mass of the foils and increasing the cooling time, all while accepting greatly improved counting statistics. Effects on background gamma-ray lines from foil-capsule-material contaminants. and the resulting lower limits on activation foil mass, have been determined. DT neutron yields from dosimetry standard reactions on aluminum, chromium, iron, nickel, zirconium, and indium are in agreement within the {plus_minus}9% (one-sigma,) accuracy of the measurements: also agreeing are yields from silicon foils using the ACTL library cross-section. While the ENDF/B-V library has too low a cross-section. Preliminary results from a variety of other threshold reactions are presented. Use of the {sup 115}In(n,n) {sup 115m}In reaction (0.42 times as sensitive to DT neutrons as DD neutrons) in conjunction with pure-DT reactions allows a determination of the DT/(DD+DT) ratio in trace tritium or low-power tritium beam experiments.

Barnes, C.W.; Larson, A.R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); LeMunyan, G. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.; Loughlin, M.J. [JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon (United Kingdom)

1994-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Runaway electrons as a source of impurity and reduced fusion yield in the dense plasma focus  

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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 I4 scaling is extended to higher currents.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Yields of two-nucleon-out residual products from stopped ?- reactions  

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Yields of two-nucleon-out products from stopped ?- reactions in Mg26, Ge74, Mo97, Cd114, Ce142, and Yb174 have been measured by activation techniques. These products result predominantly from pion absorption at the nuclear surface when the absorbing pair of nucleons escapes the nucleus leaving behind very little excitation energy (?8 MeV). The ratios of the yields of the nn-out to the np-out products following stopped ?- absorption increase monotonically from 6.8 for Mg26 to 18.2 for Yb174. The data have been fitted using a pion absorption model that uses separate density distributions for neutrons and protons, and a three to five percent greater root-mean-square radius for neutrons is indicated.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Stopped ?- reactions in enriched targets of Mg26, Ge74, Mo97, Cd114, Ce142, and Yb174. Measured yields of ?A=2 products by activation. Compared results with calculations.

C. J. Orth; B. J. Dropesky; G. C. Giesler; L. -C. Liu; R. S. Rundberg; V. L. Rundberg

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

High Performance Computing School COMSC  

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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

Martin, Ralph R.

404

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

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that the nominal bound on biomass (set at 5% of maximum) is not necessary for the performance of SUMEX are not simply due to the particular bounds we chose, we performed a sensitivity analysis. This test revealed bounds of 1000). A sensitivity analysis was done to determine if these bounds affected the performance

Ruppin, Eytan

405

High Performance Computing (HPC) Division  

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HPC Division High Performance Computing (HPC) Division Providing world-class high performance computing capability that enables unsurpassed solutions to complex problems of...

406

PERFORMANCE GOALS AND DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR A LINEAR COLLIDER CALORIMETER  

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which provide sensitivity to physics far beyond its nominal energy reach. The detector has to match measurement for the process H? WW*. Together with the Higgs cross section in the WW fusion channel it provides with unprecedented jet energy resolution. This can be achieved within the so-called particle flow approach which puts

407

Remedial Action Performed  

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Baker and Williams Baker and Williams Warehouses Site in New York, New York, 7997 - 7993 Department of Energy Former Sites Restoration Division Oak Ridge Operations Office November 7 995 CERTIFICATION DOCKET FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE BAKER AND WILLIAMS WAREHOUSES SITE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 1991-1993 NOVEMBER 1995 Prepared for United States Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations Office Under Contract No. DE-AC05-910R21949 BY Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. 14501 __ CONTENTS .- ~_- _- ..- ^_ FIGURES . ...,.,.....,,........,,.,_.....,.,.,.__,....,,,,, v TABLES ,.,__...,,....,..._._..,,,,_._...,.,.,,.,,,..._,,,, vi ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..v~

408

Remedial Action Performed  

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' ' at the C. H. Schnoor Site, Springdale, Pennsylvania, in 1 994 Department of Energy Former Sites Restoration Division Oak Ridge Operations Office November 1996 CERTIFICATION DOCKET FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE C. H. SCHNOOR SITE SPRINGDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, IN 1994 NOVEMBER 1996 prep&ed for United States Department of ~nergy Oak Ridge Operations Off= r Under Contract No. DE-AC05-910R21949 Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. '14501 CONTENTS FIGURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v TABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi UNITS OF MEASURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

409

Remedial Action Performed  

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Alba Craft Laboratory and Alba Craft Laboratory and Vicinity Properties Site in Oxford, Ohio C Department of Energy Former Sites Restoration Division Oak Ridge Operations Office January 1997 $$@T Op% 3 @!B . i~d!l Ab Printed on recycled/recyclable paper. CERTIFICATION DOCKET FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE FORMER ALBA CRAFT LABORATORY AND VICINITY PROPERTIES SITE IN OXFORD, OHIO JANUARY 1997 Prepared for United States Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations Office Under Contract No. DE-AC0591 OR2 1949 Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. 14501 CONTENTS Page FIGURES .............................................................................................................................................. v TABLES.. .............................................................................................................................................. vi

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Remedial Action Performed  

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Aliquippa Forge Site Aliquippa Forge Site in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Department of Energy Former Sites Restoration Division Oak Ridge Operations Office November 1996 CERTIFICATION DOCKE.~ FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE ALIQUIPPA FORGE SITE IN ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA NOVEMBER 1996 Prepared for . UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Oak Ridge Operations Office Under Contract No. DE-AC05-9 1 OR2 1949 Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. 14501 CONTENTS Page FIGURES v . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TABLES vii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii UNITSOFMEASURE ix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INTRODUCTION xi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

411

Evaluating Steam Trap Performance  

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~LmT " TRIf' 1 TRIf' 2 Figure 2 It has become common practice for engineers to oversize steam traps and place more emphasis on first cost than on maintenance cost and operating 766 3 4 ESL-IE-86-06-126 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial...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...

Fuller, N. Y.

412

Energy Performance Indicator Tool  

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The EnPI V4.0 is a regression analysis based tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to help plant and corporate managers establish a normalized baseline of energy consumption, track annual progress of intensity improvements, energy savings, Superior Energy Performance (SEP) EnPIs, and other EnPIs that account for variations due to weather, production, and other variables. The tool is designed to accommodate multiple users including Better Buildings, Better Plants Program and Challenge Partners, SEP participants, other manufacturing firms, and non-manufacturing facilities such as data centers.

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Effect of Quantitative Trait Loci for Milk Protein Percentage on Milk Protein Yield and Milk Yield in Israeli Holstein Dairy Cattle  

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Although numerous quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping studies involving milk protein percent (PP), milk yield (MY), and protein yield (PY) have been carried out, there has not been any systematic evaluation of the effects of individual QTL on these 3 interrelated traits. Consequently, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effects on MY and PY of QTL for PP previously mapped in various laboratories. The study, based on selective DNA pooling of milk samples, included 10 Israeli Holstein artificial insemination bulls, each the sire of 1,800 or more milk-recorded daughters. For each sire-trait combination across the 10 sires, milk samples of the highest and lowest daughters with respect to estimated breeding values for PP, PY, and MY were collected for pooling. A total of 134 dinucleotide microsatellites distributed over 25 bovine autosomes were used. An empirical standard error for marker-QTL linkage testing was calculated based on the variation among split samples within the same tail. Threshold comparison-wise error rate P-values were set to control proportion of false positives at P = 0.10 level for declaring significant effects at the marker-trait level. Estimates of the number of true null hypotheses for each trait were obtained from the histogram of marker comparison-wise error rate P-values. Based on these estimates, effective power of the experiment at the marker-trait level was estimated as 0.75, 0.41, and 0.73 for PP, PY, and MY. The proportion of heterozygosity at the QTL was estimated as 0.46, 0.39, and 0.40, respectively. After correcting for incomplete power and proportion of false positives, it was estimated that 38.7 and 37.5% of the markers affecting PP and MY, respectively, also affected PY. Of the markers affecting PY, 68.9 and 76.5%, respectively, also affected PP and MY. Apparently, none of the significant markers affected PY exclusively, and only 6.5 and 16.0%, respectively, affected PP or MY exclusively. Thus, almost all significant markers, and by inference almost all QTL, had effects on at least 2 of the 3 traits.

E. Lipkin; R. Tal-Stein; A. Friedmann; M. Soller

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Mass-Yield Distribution of the Fission Products in Fallout from the 14 May 1965 Nuclear Explosion  

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...neutron-induced fission of uranium-235, except for the...strontium-90 were markedly depleted and the yields near the...IN FALLOUT PARTICLES, HEALTH PHYSICS 11 : 199 ( 1965...SPONTANEOUS FISSION OF URANIUM-238, JOURNAL OF INORGANIC...strontium-90 were markedly depleted and the yields near the...

M. N. Rao; Kazuko Yoshikawa; D. D. Sabu; R. Clark; P. K. Kuroda

1966-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Yield Estimation in Vineyards by Visual Grape Detection Stephen Nuske, Supreeth Achar, Terry Bates, Srinivasa Narasimhan and Sanjiv Singh.  

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their yield and quality goals. The current industry practice for predicting harvest yield is labor inten- sive these measurements to the entire vineyard. The weight of the clusters is constantly increasing until harvest, so@cornell.edu Fig. 1. Example camera image of Gerwurztraminer wine grapes captured at v

Treuille, Adrien

416

Performing an allreduce operation on a plurality of compute nodes of a parallel computer  

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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.

Faraj, Ahmad

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

417

Superior Energy Performance Overview Slides  

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This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) program.

418

SIMS analysis of high-performance accelerator niobium  

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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.

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

419

Hydrogen engine performance analysis project. Second annual report  

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Progress in a 3 year research program to evaluate the performance and emission characteristics of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines is reported. Fifteen hydrogen engine configurations will be subjected to performance and emissions characterization tests. During the first two years, baseline data for throttled and unthrottled, carburetted and timed hydrogen induction, Pre IVC hydrogen-fueled engine configurations, with and without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and water injection, were obtained. These data, along with descriptions of the test engine and its components, the test apparatus, experimental techniques, experiments performed and the results obtained, are given. Analyses of other hydrogen-engine project data are also presented and compared with the results of the present effort. The unthrottled engine vis-a-vis the throttled engine is found, in general, to exhibit higher brake thermal efficiency. The unthrottled engine also yields lower NO/sub x/ emissions, which were found to be a strong function of fuel-air equivalence ratio. (LCL)

Adt, Jr., R. R.; Swain, M. R.; Pappas, J. M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

SOUTHWEST COTTON HARVEST AID PERFORMANCE AND NARROW ROW OPTIONS Wayne Keeling  

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SOUTHWEST COTTON HARVEST AID PERFORMANCE AND NARROW ROW OPTIONS Wayne Keeling Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Lubbock, TX Abstract Cotton is produced in the Southwest (Texas and Oklahoma) under a wide in rainfall and availability of irrigation, yields may range from 1250 lb/A. Cotton is harvested

Mukhtar, Saqib

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Contractor Past Performance Information  

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1 1 CPAR Quality Checklist (DOE version December 2009) updated December 2010 This checklist will guide you in creating a quality CPAR which allows a reader, with no personal knowledge of your program/effort, to gain a complete understanding of the Contractor's performance. Taking the time to prepare an accurate and complete CPAR helps ensure better quality in the products and services we buy now and those we plan to buy in the future! Name: Date: Schedule # (for GSA orders): Contract Number: Order Number: Blocks 1 - 17: Registered Info is Accurate & Complete X Item Remarks Block 1: DUNS, FSC (PSC) and NAICS codes are correct. [NOTE: At some time auto-registration will be available for the civilian agency version of CPARS. When auto-

422

Xradia Performance Summary - Update  

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High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) Experiments play an important role in corroborating the improved physics codes that underlie LLNL's Stockpile Stewardship mission. Conducting these experiments, whether on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) or another national facility such as Omega, will require not only improvement in the diagnostics for measuring the experiment, but also detailed knowledge of the as-built target components and assemblies themselves. To assist in this effort, a defined set of well-known reference standards designed to represent a range of HEDP targets have been built and are being used to quantify the performance of different characterization techniques. Without the critical step of using reference standards for qualifying characterization tools there can be no verification of either commercial or internallydeveloped characterization techniques and thus an uncertainty in the as-built-model for the initial condition to the physics codes.

Waters, A M; Martz, H E; Chinn, D J; Logan, C M; Gross, J C; Scott, D

2004-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

423

Mod II engine performance  

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The Automotive Stirling Engine Program (ASE) is directed at the development of a kinematic Stirling engine for automotive use. This program is sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by the NASA-Lewis Research Center (NASA-LeRC). Following proof-of-concept testing and development of promising performance values with early versions of the Stirling engine, a production-type automotive design, the Mod II engine, was developed. The design of this engine and its systems has been previously presented. Based on this design, the first engine has been built and development testing has started. Projections for this first engine build are presented in this paper. Results of initial tests are also given including identification of development items and formulation of plans for resolution of existing deficiencies.

Richey, A.E.; Huang, S.C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

HTGR Fuel performance basis  

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The safety characteristics of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) during normal and accident conditions are determined in part by HTGR fuel performance. During normal operation, less than 0.1% fuel failure occurs, primarily from defective particles. This low fuel failure fraction limits circulating activity to acceptable levels. During severe accidents, the radiological consequence is influenced by high-temperature fuel particle behavior. An empirical fuel failure model, supported by recent experimental data, is presented. The onset of significant fuel particle failure occurs at temperatures in excess of 1600/sup 0/C, and complete fuel failure occurs at 2660/sup 0/C. This indicates that the fuel is more retentive at higher temperatures than previously assumed. The more retentive nature of the fuel coupled with the high thermal capacitance of the core results in slow release of fission products from the core during severe accidents.

Shamasundar, B.I.; Stansfield, O.M.; Jensen, D.D.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Economic performance of modularized hot-aisle contained datacenter PODs utilizing horizontal airflow cooling  

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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 ...

Rabassa, Albert O., III (Albert Oscar)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

US airline industry trends and performance 1999-2004 : analysis of Form 41 data  

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Since 2001, the US airline industry has faced an unprecedented set of challenges. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the airline industry reported tremendous losses and several of the largest US airlines ...

Strina François

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Effects of Tillage Practices on Water Consumption, Water Use Efficiency and Grain Yield in Wheat Field  

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Abstract Water shortage is a serious issue threatening the sustainable development of agriculture in the North China Plain, with the winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) as its largest water-consuming crop. The effects of tillage practices on the water consumption and water use efficiency (WUE) of wheat under high-yield conditions using supplemental irrigation based on testing soil moisture dynamic change were examined in this study. This experiment was conducted from 2007 to 2010, with five tillage practice treatments, namely, strip rotary tillage (SR), strip rotary tillage after subsoiling (SRS), rotary tillage (R), rotary tillage after subsoiling (RS), and plowing tillage (P). The results showed that in the SRS and RS treatments the total water and soil water consumptions were 11.81, 25.18% and 12.16, 14.75% higher than those in SR and R treatments, respectively. The lowest ratio of irrigation consumption to total water consumption in the SRS treatment was 18.53 and 21.88% for the 2008–2009 and 2009–2010 growing seasons, respectively. However, the highest percentage of water consumption was found in the SRS treatment from anthesis to maturity. No significant difference was found between the WUE of the flag leaf at the later filling stage in the SRS and RS treatments, but the flag leaf WUE at these stages were higher than those of other treatments. The SRS and RS treatments exhibited the highest grain yield (9573.76 and 9507.49 kg ha?1 for 3-yr average) with no significant difference between the two treatments, followed by P, R and SR treatments. But the SRS treatment had the highest WUE. Thus, the 1-yr subsoiling tillage, plus 2 yr of strip rotary planting operation may be an efficient measure to increase wheat yield and WUE.

Cheng-yan ZHENG; Zhen-wen YU; Yu SHI; Shi-ming CUI; Dong WANG; Yong-li ZHANG; Jun-ye ZHAO

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Biomass feedstock contracts: Role of land quality and yield variability in near term feasibility  

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Abstract In the absence of an infrastructure for the harvest, storage and purchase of cellulosic biomass, contracting is an important mechanism through which biorefineries can ensure adequate feedstock supply. We develop an optimization model to assess the economic potential of dedicated energy crops when profit-maximizing farmers allocate croplands of varying quality toward biomass in response to multi-year contracts. We evaluate the economic competitiveness of perennial grasses with traditional commodity crops, in a case study of switchgrass production in Tennessee. Assuming short-term contracts, we consider the importance of payment structure, land quality, energy crop yield and projected commodity crop returns on a farmer's decision to accept a contract for biomass production. We find that a wholesale contract, in which the farmer is guaranteed a price per unit biomass, is most effective on the highest quality of land, while a contract in which the farmer is guaranteed a price per acre is most effective on lower quality land. From the biorefinery perspective, a wholesale contract is most effective for short-term contracts while an acreage contract is most effective for long-term contracts. Breakeven pricing will only secure feedstock from farmers who produce commodity crops with unfavorable price outlooks on lower quality land; therefore, the contract price must include a premium in order to compete for space in the crop mix. The yield profile of energy crops has a significant effect on the terms at which short-term contracts will be accepted and land allocated toward feedstock production. The extent to which energy crop yields observed in field trials can be maintained at commercial scale also has a substantial effect on the scale at which farmers would be willing to participate in energy crop production.

Adaora Okwo; Valerie M. Thomas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

The off-shell axial anomaly via the {gamma}*{pi}{sup 0} {yields} {gamma} transition  

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The {gamma}*{pi}{sup 0} {yields} {gamma} form factor, including the extension off the pion mass-shell, is obtained from a generalized impulse approximation within a QCD-based model field theory known to provide an excellent description of the pion charge form factor. This approach implements dressing of the vertex functions and propagators consistent with dynamical chiral symmetry breaking, gauge invariance, quark confinement and perturbative QCD. Soft nonperturbative behavior, dictated by the axial anomaly, is found to evolve to the perturbative QCD limit only for Q{sup 2} {ge} 20 GeV{sup 2}.

Frank, M.R. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Institute for Nuclear Theory; Mitchell, K.L.; Tandy, P.C. [Kent State Univ., OH (United States); Roberts, C.D. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

The effect of sulfate sulfur on the yield and chemical composition of oats, vetch, and turnips  

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with sulfur and gypsum applications to alfalfa in Washington and Oregon. Subsequent vork showed that a large part of the ali'alfa land in Oregon vas deficient in sulfur. Experiments conducted over a period of several years on various soil types in southern... Oregon showed that, yields of ali'alf'a and cover crops could be increased from 50 percent to 1000 percent by the use of various fertilissrs containing sulfur (35). Other workers in Oregon ob- tained similar results with crops other than legumes...

Gipson, Jack Rogers

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

431

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

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corn }~bride and 3 spacings~ Teapleo ~b14 Tease Tesas 28 Texas 26 . hybrid I'. san . 05 level ul*. iu, Ve3 V. 4 Q ~ 2 8. 6 gal ~ 7 57o 5 5 q. 6 57. 1 43+4 54. 4 4. 3 89, 2 87. 1 x4. 3 88e7 92+4 n. s. 2 12 inches 18 inches 24... of variance of grain yields at Tyler. Source of variation Degrees of freedom sums of uares Nean uares Total Spacings (5) Replications (k) Error A Varieties (V) carp. vs. Texas hybrids Texas 26 vs. Texas 28 a 30 Texas 28 vs, Texas 30 V x 5...

Martelino, Rafael Agcaoili

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

432

Fission product yields for fast-neutron fission of /sup 243,244,246,248/Cm  

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Recent measurements of relative yields for /sup 95/Zr, /sup 125/Sb, /sup 137/Cs, /sup 141/Ce, /sup 144/Ce, and /sup 155/Eu for fast-neutron fission of samples enriched in the actinides /sup 243,244,246,248/Cm have been combined with a simple mass-distribution model to predict complete mass distributions for fast-neutron fission of each of these four curium actinides. Complete descriptions of the data analysis and of the model and its application and limitations are given.

Dickens, J.K.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Principal Component Analysis of X-ray Diffraction Patterns To Yield Morphological Classification of Brucite Particles  

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Principal Component Analysis of X-ray Diffraction Patterns To Yield Morphological Classification of Brucite Particles ... Finally, a comparison of the scanning electron microscopy images of the samples classified in each group revealed that in most of the cases a distinct morphology predominates within each group, which can be explained on the basis of the brucite growth mechanism. ... The increasing interest in the application of brucite (crystalline Mg(OH)2) as a flame retardant filler in polymer formulations is motivated by advantages of this material over halogenated flame retardants, which include environmental and health compatibility. ...

Charlene R. S. Matos; Maria José Xavier; Ledjane S. Barreto; Nivan B. Costa, Jr.; Iara F. Gimenez

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

434

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

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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..., espsoially when a heavy arop of bells is set near the tep, Even if lodging does net occur, tho dense foliage may shade the lower bells and fester boll rote and damage to tho green bogle and to the seed cotton in the mature bells as well, Hand pioking...

Bearden, Gary Dee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

435

Using high-frequency data and time series models to improve yield management  

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High-frequency (less than monthly) time series data provide valuable information for designing the adequate yield policy of the organisation. However, it is not easy to extract this information from raw data; although the evolution of the series is usually induced by stable patterns of behaviour of the economic agents, these patterns are so complex that simple smoothing techniques or subjective forecasting cannot consider all underlying factors. In this paper, we discuss time series models as a tool for carrying out a full and efficient analysis. The main ideas are illustrated with an application to Spanish daily electricity consumption.

Jose Ramon Cancelo; Antoni Espasa

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

The influence of awns on yield and certain morphological characters of wheat  

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'make mor'e compact bundles and shqcka . , ?The increased use of %ha comhine- harveste~hreiher 'in thi 'XInited' ~states and 'Canada during : tp~ef. g years ~, r+ucQ. Axx many, ar~ Alp farmsr&- p$efereqhe, her awnless'var&pica, 1axny farmer's" in 6ther... differences between stxainsc These 'differences were expected since the strains wexe selected fren W segre gating population+ This denotes that, . the fsntors gNrccfning '1 17 Table 2, ~can=yield oX aeneas and awnless. segregates of ' ten iso'genic pairs...

Norris, Milton J

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

437

Biomass yield and nitrogen content of annual energy/forage crops preceded by cover crops  

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Abstract In order to reduce input costs and improve sustainability of energy/forage crops in the northern Great Plains (NGP), preceding cover crops can be included into existing annual crop systems. The objective of the study was to determine biomass yield and quality of five annual energy/forage crops, grown after six different, leguminous and non-leguminous cover crop species. The experiment was conducted at two locations, Fargo and Prosper, ND, from 2010 to 2012. The experimental design was a randomized complete block with three replicates, in a split-plot arrangement where the preceding season's cover crop was the main plot and the forage crop was the sub-plot. Six cover crops, forage pea (Pisum sativum L.) cv. Arvika, Austrian winter pea (Pisum sativum ssp. arvense (L.) Poir), hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth.) forage radish (Raphanus sativus var. niger) cv. Daikon, turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa) cv. Purple Top, and forage turnip (Brassica campestris x napus) cv. Pasja, were planted no-till on 8 to 9 August in 2010 and 2011 into oat (Avena sativa L.) residue. In the following spring, five energy/forage crops, maize (Zea mays L.), forage sorghum and sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.), oat, and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) were planted no-till onto the winter-killed cover crops residue. Results across locations and years indicated forage pea and forage radish, produced the highest dry matter yield (3.3 Mg ha?1) in the fall. Total plant N content was 116 kg N ha?1 in forage peas and 76 kg N ha?1 in forage radish, respectively. Results across locations and years indicated all energy/forage crops had greater biomass yield, and total N content when preceded by a legume cover crop compared with a non-legume or the check, in the previous year. Forage sorghum had the highest average biomass yield among the five energy/forage crops, with 17.8 Mg ha?1, followed by sweet sorghum with 15.3 Mg ha?1. In conclusion, forage pea was the most suitable cover crop to provide additional N for the subsequent crops in the NGP. Forage sorghum and sweet sorghum can be considered as the most productive energy/forage crops, especially when preceded by a legume cover crop.

D.P. Samarappuli; B.L. Johnson; H. Kandel; M.T. Berti

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Glass Rheology: From mode-coupling theory to a dynamical yield criterion  

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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.

J. M. Brader; Th. Voigtmann; M. Fuchs; R. G. Larson; M. E. Cates

2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

439

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

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work that points out the statistical aspect of defect density variation [6]. If we assume the uniform distribution on [0;2D0], then we have Y = 1 ? e ?2AcD0 2AcD0 : This model assumes that the defect density is uniform up to 2D0. It can be considered... pattern is modeled by an intensity function of the process de?ned as equation (6.4). The new yield models have several advantages as follows: (1) a huge amount of wafer defect data can be reduced by the coe?cients of the intensity function, (2...

Hwang, Jung Yoon

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

440

Method for improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system  

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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.

Shelnutt, John A. (Albuquerque, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Method for improving product yields in an anionic metalloporphyrin-based artificial photosynthesis system  

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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.

Shelnutt, J.A.

1984-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

442

Annual Performance Report FY 2011 Annual Performance Plan FY 2012  

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Annual Performance Report FY 2011 Annual Performance Plan FY 2012 2 FY 2011 OIG Performance Results The OIG measures its performance against long-term and annual goals set forth in OIG planning documents. During this reporting period, the OIG successfully achieved its FY 2011 performance goals. The following are the specific results: Goal 1 Promote Presidential Reform Initiatives, Secretarial Mission Priorities, and Congress Objective 1: Conduct reviews seeking positive change in the Department relating to the implementation of Presidential Reform Initiatives, the Secretary's Mission Priorities, and the OIG-identified Management Challenges. Performance Measures: Accomplishments

443

Nonadiabatic reactive scattering in atom+triatom systems: Nascent rovibronic distributions in F+H{sub 2}O{yields}HF+OH  

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Crossed supersonic jet studies of F+H{sub 2}O{yields}HF+OH({sup 2}{Pi}{sub 3/2},{sup 2}{Pi}{sub 1/2}) have been performed under low density, single collision conditions at E{sub com}=6(2) kcal/mol, yielding rotational, vibrational, and spin-orbit state distributions in the nascent OH product by laser induced fluorescence methods. The lowest reaction barriers on the ground and first excited electronic surfaces are {Delta}E{approx_equal}4 kcal/mol and {Delta}E{approx_equal}25 kcal/mol, correlating with OH({sup 2}{Pi}{sub 3/2}) and OH({sup 2}{Pi}{sub 1/2}), respectively. Although only reactions on the ground state potential are Born-Oppenheimer allowed at the experimental collision energies, both ground and excited spin-orbit OH products are observed in a {sup 2}{Pi}{sub 3/2}:{sup 2}{Pi}{sub 1/2}=69(1)%:31(1)% branching ratio. This indicates the presence of strong nonadiabatic surface hopping interactions, in agreement with previous results for the F+D{sub 2}O{yields}DF+OD reaction. Despite clear differences in the rotational distributions between F+H{sub 2}O and F+D{sub 2}O isotopic reactions, the overall electronic branching into spin-orbit manifolds is nearly identical for both OH and OD products. Furthermore, when plotted versus total electronic+rotational energy, the nascent OH and OD populations each lie on single curves, with pronounced kinks in the Boltzmann plots suggestive of microscopic branching in the reaction dynamics. Such an equivalence of electronic and rotational energy release in the OH/OD products is consistent with predominantly nonadiabatic processes taking place in the immediate post-transition state region rather than asymptotically in the exit channel.

Ziemkiewicz, Michael; Nesbitt, David J. [JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0440 (United States) and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0440 (United States)

2009-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

444

Redirecting carbon flux through exogenous pyruvate kinase to achieve high ethanol yields in Clostridium thermocellum  

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Redirecting Redirecting carbon flux through exogenous pyruvate kinase to achieve high ethanol yields in Clostridium thermocellum Yu Deng a,c , Daniel G. Olson a,c , Jilai Zhou a,c , Christopher D. Herring a,b,c , A. Joe Shaw d , Lee R. Lynd a,b,c,n a Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA b Mascoma Corporation, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA c BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA d Novogy, Inc. Cambridge, MA 02138, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 24 August 2012 Received in revised form 6 November 2012 Accepted 16 November 2012 Available online 29 November 2012 Keywords: Clostridium thermocellum Ethanol yield Pyruvate kinase Malate shunt a b s t r a c t In Clostridium thermocellum, a thermophilic anaerobic bacterium able to rapidly ferment cellulose to ethanol, pyruvate kinase (EC 2.7.1.40) is absent based on both the genome sequence and enzymatic

445

NETL: News Release - DOE's Microhole R&amp;D Program Yielding Promising New  

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22, 2007 22, 2007 DOE's Microhole R&D Program Yielding Promising New Tools Ambitious Program Aims to Reduce Costs, Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Well Drilling WASHINGTON, DC - New technology being developed under the U.S. Department of Energy's ambitious two-year-old Microhole Initiative is already yielding new tools perched on the edge of commercialization. Some of these tools, designed to drill ultrasmall-diameter natural gas and oil wells, have been successfully field-tested in real-world drilling conditions and await a final decision in 2007 for full-scale commercialization. Other microhole projects are wrapping up and will soon move into the field-test stage. Microhole technology, by virtue of its ability to dramatically reduce drilling costs, risks, and environmental impacts, could change the way America's oil and natural gas wells are drilled. It entails using coiled tubing drilling rigs -- small, easily transportable rigs that unspool coils of thin tubing -- to drill "grassroots" wells with diameters of less than 4-1/2 inches or equally small-diameter "sidetrack" boreholes from existing wells. This approach leaves a much smaller footprint in environmentally sensitive areas and produces much less drilling waste compared with the more cumbersome conventional rigs that deploy standard-size drill pipe to drill larger-diameter holes.

446

Effect of demineralization of El-lajjun Jordanian oil shale on oil yield  

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The effect of demineralization on oil yield and mineral composition of Jordanian oil shale was investigated. A standard digestion procedure using a range of inorganic and organic acids including HCl, HNO3, HF, and CH3COOH was used to enhance the oil recovery of oil shale samples collected from the El-lajjun area. The total yield of the digested samples, as determined by Fischer Assay, has shown a maximum value (two folds the untreated sample) obtained when using CH3COOH. The kaolin in the treated oil shale with a high concentration of CH3COOH is believed to have transformed to illite as found in the XRD analysis. The treatment of oil shale using \\{HCl\\} has shown an increased ratio of oil to gas as a result of the digestion of calcite in the oil shale. At higher concentrations of HNO3, the acid is believed to react with the kerogen in the oil shale resulting in high levels of low molecular weight compounds. Therefore, the amount of non-condensable gases produced by Fischer assay after treatment with a high concentration of HNO3 is relatively high. HF is believed to drive off water from the oil shale by dissolving the clay minerals leading to increased oil to gas ratio.

Adnan Al-Harahsheh; Mohammad Al-Harahsheh; Awni Al-Otoom; Mamdoh Allawzi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

X-ray power and yield measurements at the refurbished Z machine  

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Advancements have been made in the diagnostic techniques to measure accurately the total radiated x-ray yield and power from z-pinch implosion experiments at the Z machine with high accuracy. The Z machine is capable of outputting 2 MJ and 330 TW of x-ray yield and power and accurately measuring these quantities is imperative. We will describe work over the past several years which include the development of new diagnostics improvements to existing diagnostics and implementation of automated data analysis routines. A set of experiments on the Z machine were conducted in which the load and machine configuration were held constant. During this shot series it was observed that the total z-pinch x-ray emission power determined from the two common techniques for inferring the x-ray power a Kimfol filtered x-ray diode diagnostic and the total power and energy diagnostic gave 449 TW and 323 TW respectively. Our analysis shows the latter to be the more accurate interpretation. More broadly the comparison demonstrates the necessity to consider spectral response and field of view when inferring x-ray powers from z-pinch sources.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Factors controlling high-yield coalbed methane vertical wells in the Fanzhuang Block, Southern Qinshui Basin  

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Abstract Whether a coalbed methane (CBM) well achieves high yield is controlled by various factors. Structural and hydrological control models of CBM productivity in vertical wells were built using a combined investigation of basic tectonic settings and hydrological conditions, as well as drainage parameters of the coal reservoir in the Fanzhuang Block, Southern Qinshui Basin. This study indicates that gas/water production differs significantly among wells with different structural settings or hydrogeological conditions. Low and unstable gas production rates in individual wells are the primary problem for the CBM development in the Fanzhuang Block. The impacts of some geologic and engineering factors on gas production were analyzed and estimated based on comparative analysis, quantitative analysis, and gray system theory. The results indicate that the critical reservoir ratio (CRR), liquid column height (LCH), and gas content are the most important factors in determining well productivity, followed by the equivalent drainage radius (EDR), the volume of frac sand, and the decline rate of working fluid levels during initial production. High-yield wells in the Fanzhuang Block always have the following conditions: gas content > 20 m3/t; burial depth of 500–700 m; CRR > 0.7; LCH > 400 m; volume of frac sand > 40 m3; EDR of 30–60 m; and a decline rate of working fluid level lower than 2 m/day during the initial production stage.

Shu Tao; Dazhen Tang; Hao Xu; Lijun Gao; Yuan Fang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Energy Savings Performance Contracting Webinars  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Provides a listing of past Energy Savings Performance Contracting webinars and associated files. Author: U. S Department of Energy

450

High Performance Computing contributions to  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High Performance Computing contributions to DoD Mission Success 2002 #12;Approved for public/C nanotube in a field emitter configuration #12;HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING contributions tocontributions ­ SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Introduction 3 Overview of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program 3

451

Technology Performance Exchange (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This fact sheet, 'The Technology Performance Exchange' will be presented at the ET Summit, held at the Pasadena Convention Center on October 15-17, 2012. The Technology Performance Exchange will be a centralized, Web-based portal for finding and sharing energy performance data for commercial building technologies.

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2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Building Performance Database Analysis Tools  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The BPD statistically analyzes the energy performance and physical and operational characteristics of real commercial and residential buildings. The Buildings Performance Database offers two primary methods to analyze building performance data. These are “Explore”, which allows users to browse a single dataset within the BPD, and “Compare”, which allowed users to compare multiple datasets within the BPD side-by-side.

453

FY 2007 Annual Performance Report  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Focuses on detailed performance information including performance targets associated with the Department’s budget activities. The report discusses individual and summary performance measure results through narrative descriptions with references to supporting documentation, a concise statement on highlevel program challenges and benefits, and the status of all FY 2006 unmet measures.

454

OMEGA Extended Performance Laser System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

at UR-LLE is close to that required for ignition to occur. #12;The OMEGA Extended Performance (EP) laserOMEGA Extended Performance Laser System R. L. McCrory University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser­18 February 2008 #12;OMEGA Extended Performance Laser System R.L. McCrory Laboratory for Laser Energetics

455

Session 6: Systems operational performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Three contributions were presented in this session: Tune and Orbit Feedbacks Performances: A User Perspective by Laurette Ponce , Beam Instrumentation Performance Overview by Mariusz Sapinski and LHC RF 2011 and beyond by Philippe Baudrenghien . This contribution recapitulates the outlooks given for 2012, the points to be followed up and the discussions originating in the “Systems Operational Performance” session.

Holzer, E B

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Lepton mixing under the lepton charge nonconservation, neutrino masses and oscillations and the 'forbidden' decay Micro-Sign {sup -} {yields} e{sup -} + {gamma}  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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}.

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

457

Subcritical compaction and yielding of granular quartz sand Stephen L. Karner*, Frederick M. Chester, Andreas K. Kronenberg, Judith S. Chester  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Subcritical compaction and yielding of granular quartz sand Stephen L. Karner*, Frederick M October 2003 Abstract Cylindrical samples of water-saturated, initially loose, St. Peter quartz sand were

Chester, Frederick M.

458

Effect of the concentration of organic matter on the yield of thermal bitumen from the baltic oil shale kukersite  

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The low-temperature (360°C) autoclave pyrolysis of the oil shale kukersite, which has carbonatetype mineral matter, ... was found that, in the pyrolysis of oil shale in an autoclave, the extract yield on ... basi...

L. Tiikma; Yu. Sokolova; N. Vink

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Measuring the absolute deuterium-tritium neutron yield using the magnetic recoil spectrometer at OMEGA and the NIF  

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A magnetic recoil spectrometer (MRS) has been installed and extensively used on OMEGA and the National Ignition Facility (NIF) for measurements of the absolute neutron spectrum from inertial confinement fusion implosions. From the neutron spectrum measured with the MRS, many critical implosion parameters are determined including the primary DT neutron yield, the ion temperature, and the down-scattered neutron yield. As the MRS detection efficiency is determined from first principles, the absolute DT neutron yield is obtained without cross-calibration to other techniques. The MRS primary DT neutron measurements at OMEGA and the NIF are shown to be in excellent agreement with previously established yield diagnostics on OMEGA, and with the newly commissioned nuclear activation diagnostics on the NIF.

Casey, D. T.; Frenje, J. A.; Gatu Johnson, M.; Seguin, F. H.; Li, C. K.; Petrasso, R. D. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Glebov, V. Yu.; Katz, J.; Knauer, J. P.; Meyerhofer, D. D.; Sangster, T. C. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, UR, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States); Bionta, R. M.; Bleuel, D. L.; Doeppner, T.; Glenzer, S.; Hartouni, E.; Hatchett, S. P.; Le Pape, S.; Ma, T.; MacKinnon, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); and others

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

Inheritance and Correlation of Self-Compatibility and other Yield Components in the Apricot Hybrid F1 Populations  

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To provide genetic basis for apricot (Prunus armeniaca...Lam.) breeding, inheritance and correlation of yield components including self-compatibility, self-pollinated fruiting rate, fertile flower rate, average f...

Xuesen Chen; Yan Wu; Meixia Chen; Tianming He; Jianrong Feng; Qing Liang…

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Yield Estimation Using Teleseismic P- and PKP-Waves Recorded at the GRF-(Gräfenberg) Array  

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......for nuclear explosions at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), USA is investigated...in the 10-kt range for the Nevada Test Site. The detection threshold of...1986b, Yield estimates of Nevada Test Site explosions obtained from seismic......

Jörg Schlittenhardt

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Increasing influence of heat stress on French maize yields from the 1960s to the 2030s  

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Increasing influence of heat stress on French maize yields from the 1960s to the 2030s Ed Hawkins1 for each day with a maximum temperature above 32 C, in broad agreement with previous estimates. The recent

Hawkins, Ed

463

Probing Ag nanoparticle surface oxidation in contact with (in)organics: an X-ray scattering and fluorescence yield approach  

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An advanced characterization approach to spatially resolve the reactions occurring at the interface between silver nanoparticles and a simple aqueous system is presented. Both phase and chemical distributions were obtained from X-ray scattering and fluorescence yield techniques.

Levard, C.

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

464

MRg: A Magnitude Scale for 1 s Rayleigh Waves at Local Distances with Focus on Yield Estimation  

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...HUMMING ALBATROS Experiment (HAL), the Fracture Decouple Experiment (FDE), the Frozen Rock Experiment (FRE), HUMBLE REDWOOD (HR) I and II, and the New England Damage Experiment (NEDE). The explosion yields for the 40 events range from...

Jessie Bonner; David R. Russell

465

On the existence of an universal energy function for sputtering yields by low-energy light-ion bombardment  

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The mechanism wherenism whereby heavy solids are sputtered by lowenergy light ions can be explained by a linear- ... yield can be introduced if the appropriate dimensionless energy variable is assumed. In fact, t...

G. Falcone; A. Oliva

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Seasonal agar yield and quality inGelidium canariensis (Grunow) Seoane-Camba (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from Gran Canaria, Spain  

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The seasonal effects on yield and gel properties ofGelidium canariensis...agar were investigated at two intertidal populations at the northern coast of Gran Canaria. Physical and rheological properties were measu...

Y. Freile-Pelegrín; D. R. Robledo; G. García-Reina

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Influence of cultural practices on yield, quality and disease control of 'Chenin Blanc' grapes in Southeast Texas  

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INFLUENCE OF CULTURAL PRACTICES ON YIELD, QUALITY AND DISEASE CONTROL OF 'CHENIN BLANC' GRAPES IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS A Thesis by IVA SUZANNE WILSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... on Yield, Quality and Disease Control of 'Chenin Blanc' Grapes in Southeast Texas. (December 1989) Iva Suzanne Wilson, B. S. , Southwest Texas State University Co-Chair of Advisory Committee: J. Dan Hanna George Ray McEachern Canopy management...

Wilson, Iva Suzanne

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Effect of mastitis on the composition of whey and the yield, composition, and quality of cheddar cheese  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EFFECT OF MASTITIS ON THE COMPOSITION OF WHEY AND THE YIELD, COMPOSITION, AND QUALITY OF CHEDDAR CHEESE A Thesis by MARVIN LAVERNE DUFFUS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AlLM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the deoree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1973 Major Subject: Food Technology EFFECT OF MASTITIS ON THE COMPOSITION OF WHEY AND THE YIELD, COMPOSITION, AND OUALITY OF CHEDDAR CHEESE A Thesis by MARVIN LAVERNE DUFFUS Approved as to style and content by...

Duffus, Marvin Laverne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

469

Influence of row spacing, population density and irrigation on phenology, yield and fiber properties of three upland cotton varieties  

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INFLUENCE OF ROW SPACING, POPULATION DENSITY AND IRRIGATION ON PHENOLOGY, YIELD AND FIBER PROPERTIES OF THREE UPLAND COTTON VARIETIES A Thesis by WILLIAM DAVID HAMILTON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial... fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1982 Major Subject: Agronomy INFLUENCE OF ROW SPACING, POPULATION DENSITY AND IRRIGATION ON PHENOLOGY, YIELD AND FIBER PROPERTIES OF THREE UPLAND COTTON VARIETIES A Thesis...

Hamilton, William David

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Time and Rate of Application of Nitrate of Soda on the Yield of Cotton.  

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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... .................................................................... Effect of Fertilizers on Shedding 17 ...................... Earliness .......... 18 . Summary and Conclusions 19 BULLETIN NO. 490 MARCH, 1934 EFFECT OF TIME AND RATE OF APPLICATION IJITRATE OF SODA ON THE YIELD OF COTTON The main object...

Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner); Langley, B. C. (Bryon Caldwell); Johnson, P. R. (Paul Rufus)

1934-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of severity of pruning on tree growth, fruit size and yield of the Bruce plum  

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of the Reqnirenenta for the Degree of NtSTER OF SCIENCE Luguat 1957 Na)or Sub]ect & Horticulture THE EFFECTS OF SEVERITY GF PRUNING ON TREE GRONTH~ FRUIT SIZE AND YIEIXI OF THE BRUCE PION A Thesis Bluefford Cordon Hancock APPrceed as to style and content bye... ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ ~ Q BibliegraphF ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 4$ UST GF TABIXS Analysis of Variance of Total Fruit Yield for 1956 for Three Pruning Treatments. . . . , ~ ~ ~ ~ 20 Analysis of Varianoe of Total Fruit Yield...

Hancock, Bluefford Gordon

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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as to style and content by: F. M. Byers (Chairman of Co m ttee) James McGrann (Member) ~&~& G. T. Schelling (Member) December 1986 ABSRACT A Model for Determining Shelf Life, Estimating Terminal Body Composition, Yield Grade and Quality Grade... of Feedlot Cattle. (December 1985) Richard Jay Perry, B, S. , Texas AlkM University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. F, M. Byers A model for determining shelf life and estimating carcass fat (kg), yield grade and quality grade was developed. Shelf...

Perry, Richard Jay

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of yield grade and carcass weight on the cutability of lamb carcasses at multiple trim levels and fabrication styles  

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ROLE OF YIELD GRADE AND CARCASS WEIGHT ON THE CUTABILITY OF LAMB CARCASSES AT MULTIPLE TRIM LEVELS AND FABRICATION STYLES A Thesis by RANDAL PAL GARRETT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial... PAL GARRETT Approved as to syle and content by: . R. Cross (Co-Chairman of Committee) effrey W. Savell (Co-Chairman of Committee) John D. Williams (Member) G. C. Smith (Head of Department) December 1988 Role of Yield Grade and Carcass Weight...

Garrett, Randal Pal

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JGI Plumbs Termite Guts to Yield Novel Enzymes for Better Biofuel  

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21, 2007 21, 2007 DOE JGI Plumbs Termite Guts to Yield Novel Enzymes for Better Biofuel Production WALNUT CREEK, CA--Termites -- notorious for their voracious appetite for wood, rendering houses to dust and causing billions of dollars in damage per year -- may provide the biochemical means to a greener biofuel future. The bellies of these tiny beasts actually harbor a gold mine of microbes that have now been tapped as a rich source of enzymes for improving the conversion of wood or waste biomass to valuable biofuels. Termites of the genus Nasutitermes. The genomic sequencing and analysis of the termite gut microbes by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), the California Institute of Technology, Verenium Corporation (formerly Diversa), a

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Metabolic engineering of Caldicellulosiruptor bescii yields increased hydrogen production from lignocellulosic biomass  

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Metabolic Metabolic engineering of Caldicellulosiruptor bescii yields increased hydrogen production from lignocellulosic biomass Minseok Cha 1,3 , Daehwan Chung 1,3 , James G Elkins 2,3 , Adam M Guss 2,3 and Janet Westpheling 1,3* Abstract Background: Members of the anaerobic thermophilic bacterial genus Caldicellulosiruptor are emerging candidates for consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) because they are capable of efficiently growing on biomass without conventional pretreatment. C. bescii produces primarily lactate, acetate and hydrogen as fermentation products, and while some Caldicellulosiruptor strains produce small amounts of ethanol C. bescii does not, making it an attractive background to examine the effects of metabolic engineering. The recent development of methods for genetic manipulation has set the stage for rational engineering of this genus for improved biofuel

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The Dawes Review 2: Nucleosynthesis and stellar yields of low and intermediate-mass single stars  

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The chemical evolution of the Universe is governed by the chemical yields from stars, which in turn is determined primarily by the initial stellar mass. Even stars as low as 0.9Msun can, at low metallicity, contribute to the chemical evolution of elements. Stars less massive than about 10Msun experience recurrent mixing events that can significantly change the surface composition of the envelope, with observed enrichments in carbon, nitrogen, fluorine, and heavy elements synthesized by the slow neutron capture process (the s-process). Low and intermediate mass stars release their nucleosynthesis products through stellar outflows or winds, in contrast to massive stars that explode as core-collapse supernovae. Here we review the stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis for single stars up to ~10Msun from the main sequence through to the tip of the asymptotic giant branch (AGB). We include a discussion of the main uncertainties that affect theoretical calculations and review the latest observational data, which are...

Karakas, Amanda I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic oxidative conversion of cellulosic biomass to formic acid and acetic acid with exceptionally high yields  

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Abstract Direct conversion of raw biomass materials to fine chemicals is of great significance from both economic and ecological perspectives. In this paper, we report that a Keggin-type vanadium-substituted phosphomolybdic acid catalyst, namely H4PVMo11O40, is capable of converting various biomass-derived substrates to formic acid and acetic acid with high selectivity in a water medium and oxygen atmosphere. Under optimized reaction conditions, \\{H4PVMo11O40\\} gave an exceptionally high yield of formic acid (67.8%) from cellulose, far exceeding the values achieved in previous catalytic systems. Our study demonstrates that heteropoly acids are generally effective catalysts for biomass conversion due to their strong acidities, whereas the composition of metal addenda atoms in the catalysts has crucial influence on the reaction pathway and the product selectivity.

Jizhe Zhang; Miao Sun; Xin Liu; Yu Han

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high liquid yield process for retorting various organic materials including oil shale  

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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.

Coburn, T.T.

1988-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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High liquid yield process for retorting various organic materials including oil shale  

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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.

Coburn, Thomas T. (Livermore, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface structures for enhancement of quantum yield in broad spectrum emission nanocrystals  

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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.

Schreuder, Michael A.; McBride, James R.; Rosenthal, Sandra J.

2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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First measurement of the ionization yield of nuclear recoils in liquid argon  

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Liquid phase argon has long been used as a target medium for particle detection via scintillation light. Recently there has been considerable interest in direct detection of both hypothetical darkmatter particles and coherent elastic neutrino nucleus scattering. These as-yet unobserved neutral particle interactions are expected to result in a recoiling argon atom O(keV), generally referred to in the literature as a nuclear recoil. This prompts the question of the available electromagnetic signal in a liquid argon detector. In this Letter we report the first measurement of the ionization yield (Qy), detected electrons per unit energy, resulting from nuclear recoils in liquid argon, measured at 6.7 keV. This is also the lowest energy measurement of nuclear recoils in liquid argon.

Joshi, T. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Sangiorgio, Samuele [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Bernstein, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Foxe, Michael P. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering; Hagmann, Chris [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Jovanovic, Igor [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering; Kazkaz, K. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Mozin, Vladimir V. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Norman, E. B. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Pereverzev, S. V. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Rebassoo, Finn O. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Sorensen, Peter F. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secondary Electron Yield Measurements of Fermilab?s Main Injector Vacuum Vessel  

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We discuss the progress made on a new installation in Fermilab's Main Injector that will help investigate the electron cloud phenomenon by making direct measurements of the secondary electron yield (SEY) of samples irradiated in the accelerator. In the Project X upgrade the Main Injector will have its beam intensity increased by a factor of three compared to current operations. This may result in the beam being subject to instabilities from the electron cloud. Measured SEY values can be used to further constrain simulations and aid our extrapolation to Project X intensities. The SEY test-stand, developed in conjunction with Cornell and SLAC, is capable of measuring the SEY from samples using an incident electron beam when the samples are biased at different voltages. We present the design and manufacture of the test-stand and the results of initial laboratory tests on samples prior to installation.

Scott, D.J.; Capista, D.; Duel, K.L.; Zwaska, R.M.; /Fermilab; Greenwald, S.; Hartung, W.; Li, Y.; Moore, T.P.; Palmer, M.A.; /Cornell U.; Kirby, R.; Pivi, M.; /SLAC

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Singlet-triplet annihilation limits exciton yield in poly(3-hexylthiophene)  

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Control of chain length and morphology in combination with single-molecule spectroscopy techniques provide a comprehensive photophysical picture of excited-state losses in the prototypical conjugated polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT). A universal self-quenching mechanism is revealed, based on singlet-triplet exciton annihilation, which accounts for the dramatic loss in fluorescence quantum yield of a single P3HT chain between its solution (unfolded) and bulk-like (folded) state. Triplet excitons fundamentally limit the fluorescence of organic photovoltaic materials, which impacts on the conversion of singlet excitons to separated charge carriers, decreasing the efficiency of energy harvesting at high excitation densities. Interexcitonic interactions are so effective that a single P3HT chain of >100 kDa weight behaves like a two-level system, exhibiting perfect photon-antibunching.

Steiner, Florian; Lupton, John M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for the use of proportional counters in pulsed fast neutron yield measurements  

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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...

Tarifeño-Saldivia, Ariel; Pavez, Cristian; Soto, Leopoldo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extraction of {gamma} from charmless hadronic B {yields} PP decays using SU(3) flavor symmetry  

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The decays of B mesons to a pair of charmless pseudoscalar mesons (PP decays) have been analyzed within the framework of flavor SU(3) symmetry and quark-diagrammatic topological approach. Flavor symmetry breaking is taken into account in tree (T) amplitudes through ratios of decay constants fK and f{pi}; exact SU(3) is assumed elsewhere. Acceptable fits to B {yields} PP branching ratios and CP asymmetries are obtained with tree, color-suppressed and QCD penguin amplitudes. Singlet penguin amplitude was introduced to describe decay amplitudes of the modes with {eta} and {eta}' mesons in the final state. Electroweak penguin amplitudes were expressed in terms of the corresponding tree-level diagrams. Values of the weak phase {gamma} were found to be consistent with the current indirect bounds from other analyses of CKM parameters.

Suprun, Denis A. [High Energy Theory Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Squeezing an Old Material Could Yield "Instant-On" Memory | Advanced  

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A Metal That Becomes Transparent under Pressure A Metal That Becomes Transparent under Pressure Under Pressure, Atoms Make Unlikely Alloys Slowing Down Near the Glass Transition New Light on Improving Engine Efficiencies The Crystal Structure of a Meta-stable Intermediate Particle in Virus Assembly Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Squeezing an Old Material Could Yield "Instant-On" Memory APRIL 21, 2009 Bookmark and Share The arrangement between atoms of a film of strontium titanate and the single crystal of silicon on which it was made is shown on the left. When sufficiently thin, the strontium titanate can be strained to match the atom spacing of the underlying silicon and becomes ferroelectric. On the right,

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Energy Yield Prediction of Offshore Wind Farm Clusters at the EERA-DTOC European Project  

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Abstract A new integrated design tool for optimization of offshore wind farm clusters is under development in the European Energy Research Alliance – Design Tools for Offshore wind farm Cluster project (EERA DTOC). The project builds on already established design tools from the project partners and possibly third-party models. Wake models have been benchmarked on the Horns Rev and, currently, on the Lilgrund wind farm test cases. Dedicated experiments from ‘BARD Offshore 1’ wind farm will using scanning lidars will produce new data for the validation of wake models. Furthermore, the project includes power plant interconnection and energy yield models all interrelated with a simplified cost model for the evaluation of layout scenarios. The overall aim is to produce an efficient, easy to use and flexible tool - to facilitate the optimised design of individual and clusters of offshore wind farms. A demonstration phase at the end of the project will assess the value of the integrated design tool with the help of potential end-users from industry. This abstracts summarizes the objectives and preliminary results of work package 3. In order to provide an accurate value of the expected net energy yield, the offshore wind resource assessment process has been reviewed as well as the sources of uncertainty associated to each step. Methodologies for the assessment of offshore gross annual energy production are analyzed based on the Fino 1 test case. Measured data and virtual data from Numerical Weather Prediction models have been used to calculate long term wind speed, wind profile and gross energy.

E. Cantero; C.B. Hasager; P.-E. Réthoré; A. Peña; K. Hansen; J. Badger; J.G. Schepers; L.M. Faiella; D. Iuga; G. Giebel; S. Lozano; J. Sanz; G. Sieros; P. Stuart; T. Young; A. Palomares; J. Navarro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glycerol as a green solvent for high product yields and selectivities  

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Organic synthesis is usually performed in solution to dissolve both reactants and catalysts and to deliver heat. Here, we show that glycerol, which is a non-toxic, biodegradable, and recyclable liquid manufacture...

Adi Wolfson; Christina Dlugy; Yoram Shotland

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance More Documents &...

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Contractor Past Performance Information | Department of Energy  

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Contractor Past Performance Information Contractor Past Performance Information Contractor Past Performance Information More Documents & Publications ACQGUIDE42.16-OPAM...

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2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department...  

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DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan The 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan embodies DOE's...

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Performance of scintillation materials at cryogenic temperatures  

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An increasing number of applications of scintillators at low temperatures, particularly in cryogenic experiments searching for rare events, has motivated the investigation of scintillation properties of materials over a wide temperature range. This paper provides an overview of the latest results on the study of luminescence, absorption and scintillation properties of materials selected for rare event searches so far. These include CaWO4, ZnWO4, CdWO4, MgWO4, CaMoO4, CdMoO4, Bi4Ge3O12, CaF2, MgF2, ZnSe and AL2O3-Ti. We discuss the progress achieved in research and development of these scintillators, both in material preparation and in the understanding of scintillation mechanisms, as well as the underlying physics. To understand the origin of the performance limitation of self-activated scintillators we employed a semi-empirical model of conversion of high energy radiation into light and made appropriate provision for effects of temperature and energy transfer. We conclude that the low-temperature value of the light yield of some modern scintillators, namely CaWO4, CdWO4 and Bi4Ge3O12, is close to the theoretical limit. Finally, we discuss the advantages and limitations of different materials with emphasis on their application as cryogenic phonon-scintillation detectors (CPSD) in rare event search experiments.

V. B. Mikhailik; H. Kraus

2010-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the sputtering yields of ArF photoresist after the onset of argon ion bombardment  

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Modification of an advanced ArF excimer lithographic photoresist by 400 eV Ar ion irradiation was observed in situ in real time using both infrared spectroscopy and a quartz microbalance sensor. The photoresist sputtering yields had a characteristic behavior; the sputtering yields were higher than unity at the beginning, until an ion dose of 2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 16} ions cm{sup -2}. Thereafter, the yields decreased immediately to almost zero and remained constant with the yield at zero until a dose of approximately 4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 16} ions cm{sup -2} was reached. At larger doses, the yields increased again and reached a steady-state value of approximately 0.6. This development of the sputtering yield after the onset of ion bombardment is explained by an ion-induced modification of the photoresist that includes preferential sputtering of individual groups, argon ion implantation and the generation of voids. All these effects must be taken into account to assess line-edge-roughness on a photoresist subjected to highly energetic ion irradiation.

Takeuchi, Takuya; Ishikawa, Kenji; Kondo, Hiroki; Takeda, Keigo; Sekine, Makoto; Hori, Masaru [Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Corbella, Carles; Grosse-Kreul, Simon; Keudell, Achim von [Research Group Reactive Plasmas, Ruhr-Universitaet at Bochum, Bochum 44780 (Germany)

2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Arctic sea ice declined rapidly to unprec-edented low extents in the summer of 2007,  

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cooling, ice extent remains far below normal. Understanding Sea Ice Loss Key factors behind this recordArctic sea ice declined rapidly to unprec- edented low extents in the summer of 2007, raising concern that the Arctic may be on the verge of a fundamental transition toward a seasonal ice cover

Clements, Craig

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Mechanistic studies of an unprecedented enzyme-catalysed 1,2-phosphono-migration reaction  

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(S)-2-hydroxypropylphosphonate ((S)-2-HPP) epoxidase (HppE) is a mononuclear non-haem-iron-dependent enzyme1, 2, 3 responsible for the final step in the biosynthesis of the clinically useful antibiotic fosfomycin4. Enzymes ...

Chang, Wei-chen

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Identification of Quaternary Shape Memory Alloys with Near-Zero Thermal Hysteresis and Unprecedented  

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Identification of Quaternary Shape Memory Alloys with Near-Zero Thermal Hysteresis-film results are successfully transferred to bulk materials and near-zero thermal hysteresis is observed for the phase transformation in bulk alloys using the temperature- dependent alternating current potential drop

Rubloff, Gary W.

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Studies on Oximidine II - Total Synthesis by an Unprecedented Reductive Coupling  

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studies revealed 4 small molecules as potential leads for further optimization. Dioxins are environmental pollutants that cause a range of biological effects in a dose-dependent manner. The exact mechanism of action for dioxins is not fully understood. 2...

Schneider, Christopher Mark

2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Drought 2002 in Colorado: An Unprecedented Drought or a Routine Drought?  

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NOLAN DOESKEN,1 ODILIA BLISS,1 TARA GREEN,1 CLARA CHAFFIN,1,2 JOSE D. SALAS,3 CONNIE A. WOODHOUSE,4, and related impacts. For example, 1 Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1372, U.S.A. 4 Paleoclimatology Branch, National Climatic

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Quantitative Trait Loci Affecting Milk Yield and Protein Percentage in a Three-Country Brown Swiss Population  

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Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping projects have been implemented mainly in the Holstein dairy cattle breed for several traits. The aim of this study is to map QTL for milk yield (MY) and milk protein percent (PP) in the Brown Swiss cattle populations of Austria, Germany, and Italy, considered in this study as a single population. A selective DNA pooling approach using milk samples was applied to map QTL in 10 paternal half-sib daughter families with offspring spanning from 1,000 to 3,600 individuals per family. Three families were sampled in Germany, 3 in Italy, 1 in Austria and 3 jointly in Austria and Italy. The pools comprised the 200 highest and 200 lowest performing daughters, ranked by dam-corrected estimated breeding value for each sire-trait combination. For each tail, 2 independent pools, each of 100 randomly chosen daughters, were constructed. Sire marker allele frequencies were obtained by densitometry and shadow correction analyses of 172 genome-wide allocated autosomal markers. Particular emphasis was placed on Bos taurus chromosomes 3, 6, 14, and 20. Marker association for MY and PP with a 10% false discovery rate resulted in nominal P-values of 0.071 and 0.073 for MY and PP, respectively. Sire marker association tested at a 20% false discovery rate (within significant markers) yielded nominal P-values of 0.031 and 0.036 for MY and PP, respectively. There were a total of 36 significant markers for MY, 33 for PP, and 24 for both traits; 75 markers were not significant for any of the traits. Of the 43 QTL regions found in the present study, 10 affected PP only, 8 affected MY only, and 25 affected MY and PP. Remarkably, all 8 QTL regions that affected only MY in the Brown Swiss, also affected MY in research reported in 3 Web-based QTL maps used for comparison with the findings of this study (http://www.vetsci.usyd.edu.au/reprogen/QTL_Map/; http://www.animalgenome.org/QTLdb/cattle.html; http://bovineqtl.tamu.edu/). Similarly, all 10 QTL regions in the Brown Swiss that affected PP only, affected only PP in the databases. Thus, many QTL appear to be common to Brown Swiss and other breeds in the databases (mainly Holstein), and an appreciable fraction of QTL appears to affect MY or PP primarily or exclusively, with little or no effect on the other trait. Although QTL information available today in the Brown Swiss population can be utilized only in a within family marker-assisted selection approach, knowledge of QTL segregating in the whole population should boost gene identification and ultimately the implementation and efficiency of an individual genomic program.

A. Bagnato; F. Schiavini; A. Rossoni; C. Maltecca; M. Dolezal; I. Medugorac; J. Sölkner; V. Russo; L. Fontanesi; A. Friedmann; M. Soller; E. Lipkin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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B physics expected performances with the Compact Muon Solenoid detector  

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We present here the future performances of the Compact Muon Solenoid detector for B physics. We show that CMS will contribute significantly to the CP violation parameter sin 2{beta} measurement with a precision of {delta} sin 2{beta}{approx_equal}0.02 (1 year of integrated luminosity). The asymetry in the channel B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{phi} will be tested to the 2-5% level. The mixing parameter x{sub s} of B{sub s}{sup 0} oscillations will be measured up to 40. Finaly the rare B decay should be searched down to the SM expectation and in the case of the semileptonic rare decays will provide enough statistics to performed detailed studies.

Charles, Francois [Groupe de Recherche en Physique des Hautes Energies, Universite de Haute Alsace, 61 rue A. Camus, 68093 Mulhouse (France)

1998-10-19T23:59:59.000Z