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PROPOSAL FOR A SILICON VERTEX TRACKER (VTX) FOR THE PHENIX EXPERIMENT.

Description: We propose the construction of a Silicon Vertex Tracker (VTX) for the PHENIX experiment at RHIC. The VTX will substantially enhance the physics capabilities of the PHENIX central arm spectrometers. Our prime motivation is to provide precision measurements of heavy-quark production (charm and beauty) in A+A, p(d)+A, and polarized p+p collisions. These are key measurements for the future RHIC program, both for the heavy ion program as it moves from the discovery phase towards detailed investigati… more
Date: March 30, 2004
Creator: AKIBA,Y.
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Electricity: The Road Toward Restructuring

Description: The Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 (PUHCA) and the Federal Power Act (FPA) were enacted to eliminate unfair practices and other abuses by electricity and gas holding companies by requiring federal control and regulation of interstate public utility holding companies. Comprehensive energy legislation has passed the House and Senate. The House passed H.R. 6 on April 11, 2003. On July 31, 2003, the Senate suspended debate on S. 14, inserted the text of H.R. 4 (107th Congress) as a subs… more
Date: September 30, 2004
Creator: Abel, Amy & Parker, Larry
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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Science Plan Current Status and Future Directions of the ARM Science Program

Description: The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has matured into one of the key programs in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The ARM Program has achieved considerable scientific success in a broad range of activities, including site and instrument development, atmospheric radiative transfer, aerosol science, determination of cloud properties, cloud modeling, and cloud parameterization testing and development. The focus of ARM science has naturally shifted during the last few years t… more
Date: October 30, 2004
Creator: Ackerman, TP; Genio, AD Del; Ellingson, RG; Ferrare, RA; Klein, SA; McFarquhar, GM et al.
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Hydrogen Storage in metal-modified single-walled carbon nanotubes

Description: It has been known for over thirty years that potassium-intercalated graphites can readily adsorb and desorb hydrogen at {approx}1 wt% at 77 K. These levels are much higher than can be attained in pure graphite, owing to a larger thermodynamic enthalpy of adsorption. This increased enthalpy may allow hydrogen sorption at higher temperatures. Potassium has other beneficial effects that enable the design of a new material: (a) Increased adsorption enthalpy in potassium-intercalated graphite compar… more
Date: April 30, 2004
Creator: Ahn, Dr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermodynamics and Structure of Plutonium Alloys

Description: The goal of this project was to investigate the chemical and structural effects of gallium and impurity elements, iron and nickel, on the phase behavior and crystallography of Pu-Ga alloys. This was done utilizing a theoretical chemical approach to predict binary and ternary alloy energetics, phase stability, and transformations. The modeling results were validated with experimental data derived from the synthesis of selected alloys and advanced characterization tools. The ultimate goal of this… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Allen, P G; Turchi, P A & Gallegos, G F
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A Hydrologic-Geophysical Method for Characterizing Flow and Transport Processes within the Vadose Zone

Description: The research objective of this project is to analyze the resolution of two different geophysical imaging techniques (electrical resistivity tomography and cross-borehole ground penetrating radar) for monitoring subsurface flow and transport processes within the vadose zone. This is being accomplished through a coupled approach involving large scale unsaturated flow modeling, petrophysical conversion of the resulting hydrologic properties to a geophysical property model and generation of synthet… more
Date: June 30, 2004
Creator: Alumbaugh, David L. & Brainard, James R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ADVANCED MONITORING TO IMPROVE COMBUSTION TURBINE/COMBINED CYCLE CT/(CC) RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY (RAM)

Description: Power generators are concerned with the maintenance costs associated with the advanced turbines that they are purchasing. Since these machines do not have fully established operation and maintenance (O&M) track records, power generators face financial risk due to uncertain future maintenance costs. This risk is of particular concern, as the electricity industry transitions to a competitive business environment in which unexpected O&M costs cannot be passed through to consumers. These co… more
Date: September 30, 2004
Creator: Angello, Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Concepts of Model Verification and Validation

Description: Model verification and validation (V&V) is an enabling methodology for the development of computational models that can be used to make engineering predictions with quantified confidence. Model V&V procedures are needed by government and industry to reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with full-scale testing of products, materials, and weapon systems. Quantifying the confidence and predictive accuracy of model calculations provides the decision-maker with the information necessar… more
Date: October 30, 2004
Creator: B.H.Thacker; S.W.Doebling; F.M.Hemez; Anderson, M.C.; Pepin, J.E. & Rodriguez, E.A.
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Effects of Ammonium Molybdophosphate (AMP) on Strontium, Actinides, and RCRA Metals in SRS Simulated Waste

Description: High Level Waste samples contain elevated concentrations of radioactive cesium requiring marked dilution of the waste to facilitate handling in non-shielded facilities. The authors developed a sample treatment protocol, using ammonium molybdophosphate (AMP) to remove sufficient cesium to allow handling of the samples with minimal dilution. The sample treatment protocol includes the following steps: pH adjust the sample to the range of 0.01 to 1.0 M acidity; mix 30 mL of acidified sample with 40… more
Date: April 30, 2004
Creator: BARNES, MARKJ
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Gas Turbine Reheat Using In-Situ Combustion

Description: Gas turbine reheat is a well-known technique for increasing the power output of gas turbine, as well as the efficiency in combined cycle operation with higher heat recovery inlet temperatures. The technique also could allow development of an advanced high efficiency turbine with an additional stage, but without a higher inlet temperature. A novel reheat approach, with fuel added via internal passages in turbine airfoils, has been proposed [1]. This avoids the bulky and possible high-NOx discret… more
Date: April 30, 2004
Creator: Bachovchin, D. M. & Lippert, T. E.
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MIDWEST REGIONAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP (MRCSP)

Description: This is the first semiannual report for Phase I of the Midwest Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP). The project consists of nine tasks to be conducted over a two year period that started in October 2003. The makeup of the MRCSP and objectives are described. Progress on each of the active Tasks is also described and where possible, for those Tasks at some point of completion, a summary of results is presented.
Date: April 30, 2004
Creator: Ball, David; Bradbury, Judith; Lal, Rattan; Wickstrom, Larry; Gupta, Neeraj; Burns, Robert et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Abandoned Mine Land Fund Reauthorization: Selected Issues

Description: This report provides a summary of the structure of the Abandon Mine Land (AML) program, distribution of funds, and discusses major proposals considered in the 108th Congress.
Date: April 30, 2004
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes With Practical Hydrocarbon Fuels

Description: This work was carried out to achieve a better understanding of how SOFC anodes work with real fuels. The motivation was to improve the fuel flexibility of SOFC anodes, thereby allowing simplification and cost reduction of SOFC power plants. The work was based on prior results indicating that Ni-YSZ anode-supported SOFCs can be operated directly on methane and natural gas, while SOFCs with novel anode compositions can work with higher hydrocarbons. While these results were promising, more work w… more
Date: July 30, 2004
Creator: Barnett, Scott A.; Liu, Jiang & Lin, Yuanbo
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Developing State Policies Supportive of Bioenergy Development

Description: Working within the context of the Southern States Biobased Alliance (SSBA) and with officials in each state, the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) is identifying bioenergy-related policies and programs within each state to determine their impact on the development, deployment or use of bioenergy. In addition, SSEB will determine which policies have impacted industry's efforts to develop, deploy or use biobased technologies or products. As a result, SSEB will work with the Southern States Biob… more
Date: April 30, 2004
Creator: Baskin, Kathryn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: Selected Legislation from the 108th Congress

Description: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as passed in 1978, provided a statutory framework for the use of electronic surveillance in the context of foreign intelligence gathering. In doing so, Congress sought to strike a balance between national security interests and personal privacy rights. Subsequent legislation expanded federal laws dealing with foreign intelligence gathering to address physical searches, pen registers and trap and trace devices, and access to certain business records.
Date: September 30, 2004
Creator: Bazan, Elizabeth B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Appropriations for FY2004: Energy and Water Development

Description: This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress considers each year, related to energy and water development. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development. It summarizes the status of the bill, its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related congressional activity, and is updated as events warrant.
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Behrens, Carl & Humphries, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Topical Report: Task 2.2 "Pressure Transmissibility"

Description: The rate and amplitude of pressure transmission of various drilling fluids--particularly aphron drilling fluids--are measured in a long conduit and in sand packs to determine how pressure transmissibility can affect fluid invasion.
Date: July 30, 2004
Creator: Belkin, Arkadiy & Growcock, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Improved Method for Quantifying Nonvolatile Residues on Surfaces and in Liquids

Description: The objective of the project was to develop an improved method to quantify nonvolatile residues on surfaces and in liquids. The project accomplishments are summarized below: (1) ERA Systems, Inc., The MESERAN Company has designed, developed, built, evaluated, tested, and delivered MicroSolventEvaporator systems to KCP, Astro Pak, and Lockheed Martin, that automatically deposit and evaporate successive small quantities (5-10 microliters) of solvents onto clean reference surfaces. (2) ERA Systems… more
Date: March 30, 2004
Creator: Benkovich, M. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The National Intelligence Director and Intelligence Analysis

Description: This report discusses proposed legislation placing the National Intelligence Council under the National Intelligence Director's authority and the potential issues that this would cause.
Date: September 30, 2004
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview

Description: The idea of replacing our current income tax system with a "flat-rate tax" is receiving renewed congressional interest. This report contains information on recent developments regarding flat-rate taxes, the relationship between income and consumption, international comparisons, other fundamental tax reforms, and descriptions of selected proposals.
Date: September 30, 2004
Creator: Bickley, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Value-Added Tax Contrasted with a National Sales Tax

Description: Proposals to replace all or part of the income tax, proposals for national health care, and a proposal to finance America’s war effort have sparked congressional interest in the possibility of a broad-based consumption tax as a new source of revenue. A value-added tax (VAT) or a national sales tax (NST) have been frequently discussed as possible new tax sources. Both the VAT and the NST are taxes on the consumption of goods and services and are conceptually similar. Yet, these taxes also have s… more
Date: September 30, 2004
Creator: Bickley, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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