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Comprehensive Self-Assessment and Upgrade Program (CSAUP) performance objectives and criteria

Description: The US Department of Energy (DOE) has placed strong emphasis on a new way of doing business patterned on the lessons learned in the nuclear power industry after the accident at Three Mile Island Unit 2. The new way relies on strict adherence to policies and procedures, a greatly expanded training program, and much more rigor and formality in operations. Another key element is more visible oversight by upper management and auditability by DOE. Although the Chemical Technology Division (Chem Tech) has functioned in a safe manner since its beginning, the policies and methods of the past are no longer appropriate. Therefore, in accordance with these directives, Chem Tech is improving its operational performance by making a transition to greater formality in the observance of policies and procedures and a more deliberate consideration of the interrelationships between organizations at ORNL. This transition to formality is vitally important because both our staff and our facilities are changing with time. For example, some of the inventors and developers of the processes and facilities in use are now passing the torch'' to the next generation of Chem Tech staff. Our facilities have also served us well for many years, but the newest of these are now over 20 years old All have increasing needs of refurbishment and repair, and some of the older ones need to be replaced. This procedure, based on the lessons learned in the nuclear industry, will enhance Chem Tech's operational performance in some important ways, while maintaining the special factors that have allowed the Chem Tech staff to be creative and successful in the RD D activities.
Date: May 1, 1990
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(Development of recommendations in the area of ionizing and nonionizing radiations)

Description: This document discusses progress made from March 1, 1990 to October 30, 1990 in terms of publication of reports. This subjects discussed are related to the fields of radiation protection and ionizing and nonionizing radiations. Topics discussed published works, reports in press, printer's manuscript preparation, and scientific committee activities. (KJD)
Date: January 1, 1990
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Analytical Chemistry Division annual progress report for period ending December 31, 1989

Description: The Analytical Chemistry Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a large and diversified organization. As such, it serves a multitude of functions for a clientele that exists both in and outside of ORNL. These functions fall into the following general categories: Analytical Research, Development and Implementation; Programmatic Research, Development, and Utilization; and Technical Support. The Analytical Chemistry Division is organized into four major sections, each which may carry out any of the three types of work mentioned above. Chapters 1 through 4 of this report highlight progress within the four sections during the period January 1 to December 31, 1989. A brief discussion of the division's role in an especially important environmental program is given in Chapter 5. Information about quality assurance, safety, and training programs is presented in Chapter 6, along with a tabulation of analyses rendered. Publications, oral presentations, professional activities, educational programs, and seminars are cited in Chapters 7 and 8. Approximately 69 articles, 41 proceedings, and 31 reports were published, and 151 oral presentations were given during this reporting period. Some 308,981 determinations were performed.
Date: April 1, 1990
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Carbon dioxide and climate

Description: Scientific and public interest in greenhouse gases, climate warming, and global change virtually exploded in 1988. The Department's focused research on atmospheric CO{sub 2} contributed sound and timely scientific information to the many questions produced by the groundswell of interest and concern. Research projects summarized in this document provided the data base that made timely responses possible, and the contributions from participating scientists are genuinely appreciated. In the past year, the core CO{sub 2} research has continued to improve the scientific knowledge needed to project future atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations, to estimate climate sensitivity, and to assess the responses of vegetation to rising concentrations of CO{sub 2} and to climate change. The Carbon Dioxide Research Program's goal is to develop sound scientific information for policy formulation and governmental action in response to changes of atmospheric CO{sub 2}. The Program Summary describes projects funded by the Carbon Dioxide Research Program during FY 1990 and gives a brief overview of objectives, organization, and accomplishments.
Date: October 1, 1990
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Analytical and experimental studies for thermal plasma processing of materials

Description: Work continued on thermal plasma processing of materials. This quarter, ceramic powders of carbides, aluminium nitride, oxides, solids solutions, magnetic and non magnetic spinels, superconductors, and composites have been successfully synthesized in a Triple DC Torch Plasma Jet Reactor (TTPR) and in a single DC Plasma Jet Reactor. All the ceramic powders with the exception of AIN were synthesized using a novel injection method developed to overcome the problems associated with solid injection, in particular for the single DC plasma jet reactor, and to realize the benefits of gas phase reactions. Also, initial experiments have been performed for the deposition of diamond coatings on Si wafers using the TTPR with methane as the carbon source. Well faceted diamond crystallites were deposited on the surface of the wafers, forming a continuous one particle thick coating. For measuring temperature and velocity fields in plasma systems, enthalpy probes have been developed and tested. The validity has been checked by performing energy and mass flux balances in an argon plasma jet operated in argon atmosphere. Total Gibbs free energy minimization calculations using a quasi-equilibrium modification have been applied to simulate several chemical reactions. Plasma reactor modelling has been performed for the counter-flow liquid injection plasma synthesis experiment. Plasma diagnostics has been initiated to determine the pressure gradient in the coalesced part of the plasma jet. The pressure gradient drives the diffusion of chemical species which ultimately controls the chemical reactions. 4 figs.
Date: January 1, 1990
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High energy physics program at Texas A M University

Description: The Texas A M high energy physics program has achieved significant mile-stones in each of its research initiatives. We are participating in two major operating experiments, CDF and MACRO; the development of two new detector technologies, liquid scintillating fiber calorimetry and knife-edge chambers; and two SSC detector proposals, SDC and TEXAS/EMPACT. We have developed prototypes of a liquid-scintillator fiber calorimeter system, in which internally reflecting channels are imbedded in a lead matrix and filled with liquid scintillator. This approach combines the performance features of fiber calorimetry and the radiation hardness of liquid scintillator, and is being developed for forward calorimetry in TEXAS/EMPACT. A new element in this program is the inclusion of a theoretical high energy physics research program being carried out by D. Nanopoulos and C. Pope. D. Nanopoulos has succeeded in building a string-derived model that unifies all known interactions: flipped SU(5), which is the leading candidate for a TOE. The impact of this work on string phenomenology certainly has far reaching consequences. C. Pope is currently working on some generalizations of the symmetries of string theory, known as W algebras. These are expected to have applications in two- dimensional conformal field theory, two-dimensional extensions of gravity and topological gravity, and W-string theory. The following report presents details of the accomplishments of the Texas A M program over the past year and the proposed plan of research for the coming year.
Date: October 1, 1990
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Proceedings of the third users meeting for the Advanced Photon Source

Description: The Third Users Meetings for the Advanced Photon Source, held on October 12--13, 1989, at Argonne National Laboratory, brought together scientists and engineers from industry, universities, and national laboratories to review the status of the facility and make plans for its use. The presentations documented in these proceedings include overviews of the project status and the user access policy; updates on several fundamental research efforts that make use of synchrotron radiation; reports on insertion-device R D and beam line design activities; cost and manpower estimates for beam line construction; and a panel discussion on strategies for developing and managing Collaborative Access Teams. The actions taken at the 1989 Business Meeting of the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization are also documented.
Date: June 1, 1990
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Polymer matrix composites research: A survey of federally sponsored programs

Description: This report identifies research conducted by agencies of the federal government other than the Department of Energy (DOE) in the area of advanced polymer matrix composites (PMCs). DOE commissioned the report to avoid duplicating other agencies' efforts in planning its own research program for PMCs. PMC materials consist of high-strength, short or continuous fibers fused together by an organic matrix. Compared to traditional structural metals, PMCs provide greater strength and stiffness, reduced weight and increased heat resistance. The key contributors to PMC research identified by the survey are the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Transportation (DOT). The survey identified a total of 778 projects. More than half of the total projects identified emphasize materials research with a goal toward developing materials with improved performance. Although an almost equal number of identified materials projects focus on thermosets and thermoplastics receive more attention because of their increased impact resistance and their easy formability and re-formability. Slightly more than one third of projects identified target structures research. Only 15 percent of the projects identified focus on manufacturing techniques, despite the need for efficient, economical methods manufacturing products constructed of PMCs--techniques required for PMCs to gain widespread acceptance. Three issues to be addressed concerning PMCs research are economy of use, improvements in processing, and education and training. Five target technologies have been identified that could benefit greatly from increased use of PMCs: aircraft fuselages, automobile frames, high-speed machinery, electronic packaging, and construction.
Date: June 1, 1990
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(The physics of pattern formation at liquid interfaces)

Description: This paper discusses pattern formation at liquid interfaces and interfaces within disordered materials. The particular topics discussed are: a racetrack for competing viscous fingers; an experimental realization of periodic boundary conditions; what sets the length scale for patterns between miscible liquids; the fractal dimension of radial Hele-Shaw patterns; detailed analyses of low-contrast Saffman-Taylor flows; and the wetting/absorption properties of polystyrene spheres in binary liquid mixtures. (LSP)
Date: January 1, 1990
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Fusion reactor materials semiannual progress report for the period ending March 31, 1990

Description: This report mainly discusses topics on the physical effects of radiation on thermonuclear reactor materials. The areas discussed are: irradiation facilities, test matrices, and experimental methods; dosimetry, damage parameters, and activation calculations; fundamental mechanical behavior; radiation effects; mechanistic studies, theory and modeling; development of structural alloys; solid breeding materials; and ceramics. (FI)
Date: August 1, 1990
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(A high sensitivity search for mu gamma: The mega experiment at LAMPF)

Description: During the past 12 month period the Valparaiso University group has been active on LAMPF experiment 969, known as the MEGA experiment. This experiment is a search for the decay {mu} {minus}> e {gamma}, a decay which would violate lepton number conservation and which is strictly forbidden by the standard model for electroweak interactions. Previous searches for this decay mode have set limit the present day limit of 4.9 {times} 10{sup {minus}11}. The MEGA experiment is designed to test the standard model predictions to one part in 10{sup +13}.
Date: January 1, 1990
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(Development of Br-77 from LAMPF Facility)

Description: The research goals of 1984--1985 included continued studies of the 1-halogenated estradiol derivatives and preparation of B- and C- ring vinyl halides of estradiol. The radiohalogenated analogs of these target compounds are proposed to be useful as receptor-binding radiopharmaceuticals in breast cancer therapy. To date, all 1-halogenated derivatives have been prepared and studied. Their 17 {proportional to}-ethynyl derivatives have also been prepared. In vitro receptor-binding studies with estrogen receptors show definite trends with respect to type of halogen attached versus observed receptor-binding affinity. These results were further substantiated using x-ray crystallographic methods. The proposed B- and C- ring vinyl halides have not been successfully synthesized; however, work toward these target compounds is still underway. Other related compounds of current interest include the B-, C-, and D- ring substituted estradiol derivatives. Much of the synthetic work leaking to these compounds has been accomplished and in vitro studies will be performed soon. 10 refs.
Date: January 1, 1985
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Water Science and Technology Board annual report 1989

Description: This report summarizes the activities of the Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB) and its subgroups during 1989, it seventh year of existence. It describes current and recently completed projects, new activities scheduled to begin in 1990, and plans for the future. The report also includes information on Board and committee memberships, program operational features, and reports produced during the past several years. This annual report is an introduction to the WSTB and its program for the year. 4 figs.
Date: January 1, 1990
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High energy accelerator and colliding beam user group

Description: This report discusses the following topics: OPAL experiment at LEP; D{phi} experiment at Fermilab; deep inelastic muon interactions at TEV II; CYGNUS experiment; final results from {nu}{sub e}{sup {minus}e} elastic scattering; physics with CLEO detector at CESR; results from JADE at PETRA; rare kaon-decay experiment at BNL; search for top quark; and super conducting super collider activities.
Date: September 1, 1990
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(Investigations of ultrasonic wave interactions with grain boundaries and grain imperfections)

Description: The main objective of our research is to obtain a better understanding of ultrasonic wave interaction with interfaces in polycrystalline materials. This report discusses two recently developed experimental techniques: scanning acoustic microscope and optical point sensors. As for general wave propagation problems in anisotropic media, four major topics are discussed in separate sections. First, single boundaries between large bicrystals are considered. The reflection and transmission coefficients of such interfaces are calculated for imperfect boundary conditions by using the finite interface stiffness approach. Ultrasonic transmission through multiple-grain structures are investigated by computer simulation based on the statistical evaluation of repeated acoustical wave interactions with individual grain boundaries. The number of grains interacting with the propagating acoustical wave is considered to be high enough to approximate the wave-material interaction as scattering on elastic inhomogeneities. The grain scattering induced attenuation of Rayleigh waves is investigated in polycrystalline materials. 41 refs., 43 figs.
Date: January 1, 1990
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Research accomplishments and future goals in particle physics

Description: This document presents our proposal to continue the activities of Boston University researchers in high energy physics research. We have a broad program of participation in both non-accelerator and accelerator-based efforts. High energy research at Boston University has a special focus on the physics program of the Superconducting Supercollider. We are active in research and development for detector subsystems, in the design of experiments, and in study of the phenomenology of the very high energy interactions to be observed at the SSC. The particular areas discussed in this paper are: colliding beams physics; accelerator design physics; MACRO project; proton decay project; theoretical particle physics; muon G-2 project; fast liquid scintillators; SSCINTCAL project; TRD project; massively parallel processing for the SSC; and physics analysis and vertex detector upgrade at L3.
Date: November 30, 1990
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Study of heavy-flavored particles

Description: This report discusses the following topics: continuum production and decay of {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +} charmed baryon; search for new decay modes and new charmed baryons; baryons from B meson decay; measurement of {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} D*{sup +}{pi}{sup {minus}} branching ratio; determination of {alpha}{sub s}; software implementation for CLEO II physics; the measurement of the magnetic moments of baryons at the Tevatron; research and development toward a 50 picosecond TOF system; time-flight-of device Monte Carlo; continuum production of {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +}, {Sigma}{sub c}{sup +}, new and old decay modes; {Xi}{sub c}{sup 0} and {Xi} {sub c}{sup +} production; search for B {yields} {Xi}{sub c} X; search for excited states {Xi}*{sub c}{sup 0}, {Xi}*{sub c}{sup +}, {Xi} {sub c}{sup 0}{prime}, and {Xi}{sub c}{sup +}{prime}; search for {Omega}{sub c}{sup 0}; B decays to baryons X; exclusive B {yields} {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +}{bar p}(n{pi}) states; B reconstruction and studies with tagged sample; determination of {alpha}{sub s} future work; and software implementation for CLEO II data analysis.
Date: January 1, 1991
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(Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) annual environmental monitoring report, January--December 1989

Description: This progress report discusses environmental monitoring activities at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center for 1989. Topics include climate, site geology, site water usage, land use, demography, unusual events or releases, radioactive and nonradioactive releases, compliance summary, environmental nonradiological program information, environmental radiological program information, groundwater protection monitoring ad quality assurance. 5 figs., 7 tabs. (KJD)
Date: May 1, 1990
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Summaries of physical research in the geosciences

Description: The Department of Energy supports research in the geosciences in order to provide a sound foundation of fundamental knowledge in those areas of the geosciences which are germane to the Department of Energy's many missions. The Division of Engineering and Geosciences, part of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the Office of Energy Research, supports the Geosciences Research Program. The participants in this program include Department of Energy laboratories, industry, universities, and other governmental agencies. The summaries in this document, prepared by the investigators, briefly describe the scope of the individual programs. The Geosciences Research Program includes research in geology, petrology, geophysics, geochemistry, solar physics, solar-terrestrial relationships, aeronomy, seismology, and natural resource modeling and analysis, including their various subdivisions and interdisciplinary areas. All such research is related either directly or indirectly to the Department of Energy's long-range technological needs.
Date: October 1, 1990
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Study of heavy particle production

Description: This paper contains cross sections on the Final State interactions of p p {yields}: p p{pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p p {Kappa}{sup +} {Kappa}{sup {minus}}; p p p {bar p}; p p {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p p {Kappa}{sup +} {Kappa}{sup {minus}} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p p p {bar p} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p {Lambda} {Kappa}{sup +} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p p {Kappa}{sup 0} {Kappa}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p p {Kappa}{sup 0} {pi}{sup +} {Kappa}{sup {minus}}; p {Lambda} {Kappa}{sup +} {pi} + {pi}{sup {minus}} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p p{Kappa}{sup 0} {Kappa}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}} {pi}{sup +} pi{sup {minus}}; p p {Kappa}{sup 0} {Kappa}{sup {minus}} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p {Lambda} {Kappa}{sup +} {Kappa}{sup {minus}} {Kappa}{sup +}; p p {Lambda} {bar {Lambda}}; p p {Lambda} {Kappa}{sup +} p {bar p} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}; p {Xi}{sup {minus}} {Kappa}{sup +}{Kappa}{sup +}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup {minus}}; and p p {Xi}{sup {minus}} {Kappa}{sup +} {Kappa}{sup +} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}} {pi}{sup +} {pi}{sup {minus}}.
Date: January 1, 1990
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A study of the interaction of light with surfaces of sub-micron dimensions

Description: This report discusses the following topics: objectives and overview; electron distributions from individual clusters; size-dependent melting; influence of substrate; shape of supported clusters using STM; photoyield from an individual cluster; and elastic properties of individual clusters.
Date: January 1, 1990
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