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Fundamental studies in isotope chemistry. Progress report, 1 July 1976--30 Jun 1977

Description: The current thrust of the program is the use of isotope effects to study the fundamental properties of matter, measurement and calculation of isotope fractionation factors of systems of potential technological importance and the correlation of isotope effects with molecular structure. The first measurements of the isotopic fractionation factors for two components in a solution were completed by the study of argon-krypton mixtures. The measurements cover the range from pure argon to pure krypton and extrapolate very well to previous measurements on the pure components. The vapor pressure isotope effects between solid-vapor and liquid-vapor for the rare gases neon, argon, and krypton is given. (LK)
Date: January 1, 1977
Creator: Bigeleisen, J. & Harris, T.H.
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A NEW CROWBAR SYSTEM FOR THE PROTECTION OF HIGH POWER GRIDDED TUBES AND MICROWAVE DEVICES

Description: As part of the electron cyclotron heating (ECH) facility upgrade at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, two 8.4 MW modulator/regulator power systems were designed and constructed (Ref. 1). Each power system uses a high power tetrode to modulate and regulate the cathode voltage for two 1 MW-class 110 GHz gyrotrons (Ref. 2). A critical element in the power system is the fault energy divertor, or crowbar switch, that protects the tetrode and the gyrotrons in the event of an arc fault. Traditionally, mercury filled ignitron switches are used for this application, but it was desired to eliminate hazardous materials and improve overall switching performance. The new crowbar switch system was required to meet the following requirements: Operating voltage: -105 kVdc; Peak current (750 ms e-fold): 1.6 kA; Follow-on current: <1 kA (25 ms); Charge transfer per shot: <15 Cb; and Turn-on time: <1 {micro}s. The switch that was chosen for the new design is a low pressure deuterium filled device, called a metal-arc thyratron, manufactured by Marconi Applied Technologies (Ref. 3). In addition to the new crowbar switch assembly, improved fault signal processing circuitry was developed. This new circuitry uses fiber-optics for signal and trigger transmission and a complex programmable logic device for high speed signal and logic processing. Two generations of metal-arc thyratrons have been commissioned in the two ECH power systems constructed at DIII-D. In the first, the crowbar system performed extremely well, meeting all of the operating requirements and demonstrating its ability to protect a 36 gauge copper wire from fusing (energy let-through <10 J). However, after accumulating over 500 shots, the metal-arc thyratrons lost their ability to reliably hold-off voltage. This problem was solved by Marconi with a design modification of the thyratron electrodes. The second generation tubes were installed in the second ECH power system. ...
Date: April 2001
Creator: Pronko, S. G. E. & Harris, T. E.
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[Receipt for Deed Taxes]

Description: Receipt for taxes on deed and other deed duties paid from T. B. Harris to C. B. Moore. On the other side is the continuation of the receipt.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harris, T. B.
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Active heater control and regulation for the Varian VGT-8011 gyrotron

Description: The Varian VGT-8011 gyrotron is currently being used in the new 110 GHz 2 MW ECH system installed on D3-D. This new ECH system augments the 60 GHz system which uses Varian VA-8060 gyrotrons. The new 110 GHz system will be used for ECH experiments on D3-D with a pulse width capability of 10 sec. In order to maintain a constant RF outpower level during long pulse operation, active filament-heater control and regulation is required to maintain a constant cathode current. On past D3-D experiments involving the use of Varian VA-8060 gyrotrons for ECH power, significant gyrotron heater-emission depletion was experienced for pulse widths > 300 msec. This decline in heater-emission directly results in gyrotron-cathode current droop. Since RF power from gyrotrons decreases as cathode current decreases, it is necessary to maintain a constant cathode current level during gyrotron pulses for efficient gyrotron operation. Therefore, it was determined that a filament-heater control system should be developed for the Varian VGT-8011 gyrotron which will include cathode-current feed-back. This paper discusses the mechanisms used to regulate gyrotron filament-heater voltage by using cathode-current feed-back. 1 fig.
Date: October 1, 1991
Creator: Harris, T.E.
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Operational upgrades to the DIII-D 60 GHz electron cyclotron resonant heating system

Description: One of the primary components of the DIII-D radio frequency (rf) program over the past seven years has been the 60 GHz electron cyclotron resonant heating (ECRH) system. The system now consists of eight units capable of operating and controlling eight Varian VGE-8006 60 GHz, 200 kW gyrotrons along with their associated waveguide components. This paper will discuss the operational upgrades and the overall system performance. Many modifications were instituted to enhance the system operation and performance. Modifications discussed in this paper include an improved gyrotron tube-fault response network, a computer controlled pulse-timing and sequencing system, and an improved high-voltage power supply control interface. The discussion on overall system performance will include operating techniques used to improve system operations and reliability. The techniques discussed apply to system start-up procedures, operating the system in a conditioning mode, and operating the system during DIII-D plasma operations.
Date: October 1, 1993
Creator: Harris, T. E. & Cary, W. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Synthesis of Sol-Gel Matrices for Encapsulation of Enzymes Using an Aqueous Route

Description: Sol-gel matrices are promising host materials for potential chemical and biosensor applications. Previous studies have focused on modified sol-gel routes using alkoxides for encapsulation of enzymes. However the formation of alcohol as a byproduct during hydrolysis and condensation reactions poses limitations. We report the immobilization of glucose oxidase and peroxidase in silica prepared by an aqueous route which may provide a more favorable environment for the biomolecules. A two step aqueous sol-gel procedure using sodium silicate as the precursor was developed to encapsulate the enzymes and the dye precursor, o-dianisidine. Glucose oxidase catalyzes the oxidation of glucose to give gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Peroxidase then catalyzes the reaction of the dye precursor with hydrogen peroxide to produce a colored product. The kinetics of the coupled enzymatic reactions were monitored by optical spectroscopy and compared to those occurring in tetramethyl orthosilicate (TMOS) derived silica matrices developed by Yamanaka. Enhanced kinetics in the aqueous silicate matrices were related to differences in the host microstructure as elucidated by microstructural comparisons of the corresponding aerogels.
Date: November 23, 1998
Creator: Ashley, C.S.; Bhatia, R.B.; Brinker, C.J. & Harris, T.M.
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Wind Turbine Design Guideline DG03: Yaw and Pitch Rolling Bearing Life

Description: This report describes the design criteria, calculation methods, and applicable standards recommended for use in performance and life analyses of ball and roller (rolling) bearings for yaw and pitch motion support in wind turbine applications. The formulae presented here for rolling bearing analytical methods and bearing-life ratings are consistent with methods in current use by wind turbine designers and rolling-bearing manufacturers.
Date: December 1, 2009
Creator: Harris, T.; Rumbarger, J. H. & Butterfield, C. P.
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Performance of the DIII-D 110 GHz ECH system during the first year of operations and testing

Description: The first of four Varian 500 kW 110 GHz gyrotrons (VGT-8011) to be used in the new 2 MW 110 GHz electron cyclotron heating system being developed for the DIII-D tokamak was put into test at General Atomics within the last year. This gryotron has been used to demonstrate the overall system efficiency and to validate the design of individual transmission line components. The first plasma heating observed with a 110 GHz was consistent with the power expected for the greater than 85% transmission efficiency of HE{sub 1,1} power. A comparison of the General Atomics` TE{sub 15,2} to HE{sub 1,1} mode converter with the Vlasov-type mode convertor designed by the University of Wisconsin showed similar conversion efficient. The overall ECH system performance during the first year of testing will also be discussed.
Date: October 1, 1993
Creator: Wright, A. L.; Allen, J. C.; Cary, W. P. & Harris, T. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice electrode electrolytic cell

Description: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for removing heavy metals from waste water, soils, or process streams by electrolytic cell means. The method includes cooling a cell cathode to form an ice layer over the cathode and then applying an electric current to deposit a layer of the heavy metal over the ice. The metal is then easily removed after melting the ice. In a second embodiment, the same ice-covered electrode can be employed to form powdered metals.
Date: December 31, 1992
Creator: Glenn, D. F.; Suciu, D. F.; Harris, T. L. & Ingram, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technical area status report for waste destruction and stabilization

Description: The Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) was established by the Department of Energy (DOE) to direct and coordinate waste management and site remediation programs/activities throughout the DOE complex. In order to successfully achieve the goal of properly managing waste and the cleanup of the DOE sites, the EM was divided into five organizations: the Office of Planning and Resource Management (EM-10); the Office of Environmental Quality Assurance and Resource Management (EM-20); the Office of Waste Operations (EM-30); the Office of Environmental Restoration (EM-40); and the Office of Technology and Development (EM-50). The mission of the Office of Technology Development (OTD) is to develop treatment technologies for DOE`s operational and environmental restoration wastes where current treatment technologies are inadequate or not available. The Mixed Waste Integrated Program (MWIP) was created by OTD to assist in the development of treatment technologies for the DOE mixed low-level wastes (MLLW). The MWIP has established five Technical Support Groups (TSGs) whose purpose is to identify, evaluate, and develop treatment technologies within five general technical areas representing waste treatment functions from initial waste handling through generation of final waste forms. These TSGs are: (1) Front-End Waste Handling, (2) Physical/Chemical Treatment, (3) Waste Destruction and Stabilization, (4) Second-Stage Destruction and Offgas Treatment, and (5) Final Waste Forms. This report describes the functions of the Waste Destruction and Stabilization (WDS) group. Specifically, the following items are discussed: DOE waste stream identification; summary of previous efforts; summary of WDS treatment technologies; currently funded WDS activities; and recommendations for future activities.
Date: August 1, 1993
Creator: Dalton, J. D.; Harris, T. L. & DeWitt, L. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

System control and data acquisition of the two new FWCD RF systems at DIII-D

Description: The Fast Wave Current Drive (FWCD) system at DIII-D has increased its available radio frequency (RF) power capabilities with the addition of two new high power transmitters along with their associated transmission line systems. A Sun Sparc-10 workstation, functioning as the FWCD operator console, is being used to control transmitter operating parameters and transmission line tuning parameters, along with acquiring data and making data available for integration into the DIII-D data acquisition system. Labview, a graphical user interface application, is used to manage and control the above processes. This paper will discuss the three primary branches of the FWCD computer control system: transmitter control, transmission line tuning control, and FWCD data acquisition. The main control program developed uses VXI, GPIB, CAMAC, Serial, and Ethernet protocols to blend the three branches together into one cohesive system. The control of the transmitters utilizes VXI technology to communicate with the transmitter`s digital interface. A GPIB network allows for communication with various instruments and CAMAC crate controllers. CAMAC crates are located at each phase-shifter/stub-tuner station and are used to digitize transmission line parameters along with transmission line fault detection during RF transmission. The phase-shifter/stub-tuner stations are located through out the DIII-D facility and are controlled from the FWCD operator console via the workstation`s Serial port. The Sun workstation has an Ethernet connection allowing for the utilization of the DIII-D data acquisition {open_quotes}Open System{close_quotes} architecture and of course providing communication with the rest of the world.
Date: October 1, 1995
Creator: Harris, T. E.; Allen, J. C. & Cary, W. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The DIII-D ECH multiple gyrotron control system

Description: DIII-D`s ECH upgrade with 1 MW, 110 GHz gyrotrons is ongoing, and with it, an upgrade of the control system. The ECH Multiple Gyrotron Control System uses software distributed among networked computers, interfaced to a programmable logic controller (PLC), the timing and pulse system, power supplies, vacuum and wave guide controls, and instrumentation. During DIII-D operations, the system will allow a chief and a co-operator to control and monitor a number of gyrotrons from different manufacturers. The software, written using LabVIEW, allows for remote and multiple operator control. Thus any supported computer can become a control station and multiple projects can be simultaneously accommodated. Each operator can be given access to the controls of all gyrotrons or to a subset of controls. Status information is also remotely available. The use of a PLC simplifies the hardware and software design. It reduces interlock and control circuitry, includes monitoring for slow analog signals, and allows one software driver to efficiently interface to a number of systems. In addition, the interlock logic can be easily changed and control points can be forced as needed. The pulse system is designed around arbitrary function generators. Various modulation schemes can be accommodated, including real-time control of the modulation. This discussion will include the hardware and software design of the control system and its current implementation.
Date: November 1, 1997
Creator: Ponce, D.; Lohr, J.; Tooker, J.F.; Cary, W.P. & Harris, T.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eight channel - 16 bit, bidirectional analog to digital monitoring and control system

Description: The DIII-D tokamak facility is currently upgrading its electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECH) system. The new system is based on 110 GHz gyrotrons developed by Varian. As part of this upgrade, the superconducting magnet power supplies were required to be remotely controlled and monitored accurately. The 110 GHz gyrotron superconducting magnet has eight coils, that are energized by current regulating power supplies. An analog to digital (A/D) system was designed to allow remote coil current monitoring and power supply programming. The A/D system is an eight channel multiplexed, 16 bit, bidirectional, fiber optically linked, analog to digital telemetry system. Design concerns and trade-offs will be discussed as will the results of in system use.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Allen, J. C.; Callis, R. W.; Cary, W. P.; Harris, T. E. & Nerem, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eight channel - 16 bit, bidirectional analog to digital monitoring and control system

Description: The DIII-D tokamak facility is currently upgrading its electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECH) system. The new system is based on 110 GHz gyrotrons developed by Varian. As part of this upgrade, the superconducting magnet power supplies were required to be remotely controlled and monitored accurately. The 110 GHz gyrotron superconducting magnet has eight coils, that are energized by current regulating power supplies. An analog to digital (A/D) system was designed to allow remote coil current monitoring and power supply programming. The A/D system is an eight channel multiplexed, 16 bit, bidirectional, fiber optically linked, analog to digital telemetry system. Design concerns and trade-offs will be discussed as will the results of in system use.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Allen, J.C.; Callis, R.W.; Cary, W.P.; Harris, T.E. & Nerem, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

THE PERFORMANCE OF THE 8.4 MW MODULATOR/REGULATOR POWE SYSTEMS FOR THE ELECTRON CYCLOTRON HEATING FACILITY UPGRADE AT DIII-D

Description: The DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics is completing the upgrade of its electron cyclotron heating (ECH) capability from the previous 3 MW at 110 GHz to 6 MW of generated microwave power. An 8.4 MW modulator/regulator (M/R) power system has been designed and constructed. Surplus hardware that was acquired from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF program) was used as part of the design foundation. The power system, with a nominal output of -80 kV and 80 A, can supply a pair of gyrotrons with up to 10 second long pulses that may or may not be modulated. The modulator/regulator was designed about the BBC CKQ200-4 tetrode, which was the key component acquired from the LLNL program. In order to meet the performance goals of the program, substantial design modifications were needed to be made on the grid driver amplifier and the closed-loop feedback regulator circuits. Also, a newly designed crowbar switch system, featuring a high speed, thyratron-like triggered gas switch, was implemented. The modulator/regulator performance to date has been demonstrated as having <0.06% peak-to-peak ripple and square wave modulation of 50% amplitude at 2 kHz. The key features of the design of the power system and its performance will be presented in this paper.
Date: November 1, 2000
Creator: PRONKO, S.G.E.; DELAWARE, S.W.; HARRIS, T.E.; HOYT, D.; KELLMAN, D.H.; LEGG, R.A. et al.
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RF power diagnostics and control on the DIII-D, 4 MW 30--120 MHz fast wave current drive system (FWCD)

Description: The Fast Wave Current Drive System uses three 2 MW transmitters to drive three antennas inside the DIII-D vacuum vessel. This paper describes the diagnostics for this system. The diagnostics associated with the General Atomics Fast Wave Current Drive System allow the system tuning to be analyzed and modified on a between shot basis. The transmitters can be exactly tuned to match the plasma with only one tuning shot into the plasma. This facilitates maximum rf power utilization.
Date: October 1, 1995
Creator: Ferguson, S.W.; Allen, J.C.; Callis, R.W.; Cary, W.P. & Harris, T.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

ECH control system for new 1 MW 110 GHz gyrotrons at DIII-D

Description: Two new Varian 1 MW 110 GHz gyrotrons are currently being developed and are due to be tested at General Atomics next year. A new cost-effective gyrotron control system to operate multiple gyrotrons simultaneously is being developed. Different systems and combinations that were considered include CAMAC, PLC, VXIbus, and a local computer. This paper will explain the decision making processes used in choosing and implementing the new control system architecture.
Date: October 1, 1995
Creator: Wright, A.L.; Tooker, J.; Allen, J.C.; Cary, W.P. & Harris, T.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE LITHIUM BEAM EDGE PLASMA CURRENT DENSITY DIAGNOSTIC ON THE DIII-D TOKAMAK

Description: OAK-B135 An edge plasma current density diagnostic employing a neutralized lithium ion beam system has been installed on the DIII-D tokamak. The lithium beam control system is designed around a GE Fanuc 90-30 series PLC and Cimplicity{reg_sign} HMI (Human Machine Interface) software. The control system operates and supervises a collection of commercial and in-house designed high voltage power supplies for beam acceleration and focusing, filament and bias power supplies for ion creation, neutralization, vacuum, triggering, and safety interlocks. This paper provides an overview of the control system, while highlighting innovative aspects including its remote operation, pulsed source heating and pulsed neutralizer heating, optimizing beam regulation, and beam ramping, ending with a discussion of its performance.
Date: October 1, 2003
Creator: PEAVY,J.J; CARY,W.P; THOMAS,D.M; KELLMAN,D.H; HOYT,D.M; DELAWARE,S.W et al.
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Zn-Site Determination in Protein Encapsulated ZnxFe3-xO4 Nanoparticles

Description: The X-ray absorption spectra of the Fe and Zn L-edges for 6.7 nm Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles grown inside 12 nm ferritin protein cages with 10%, 15%, 20% and 33% zinc doping, shows that the Zn is substitutional as Zn{sup 2+} within the iron oxide host structure. A Neel-Arrhenius plot of the blocking temperature in the frequency dependent ac-susceptibility measurements show that the particles are non-interacting and that the anisotropy energy barrier is reduced with Zn loading. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) of the Fe displays a linear decrease with Zn-doping in sharp contrast to the initial increase present in the bulk system. The most plausible explanation for the moment decrease is that Zn substitutes preferentially into the tetrahedral A-site as a Zn{sup 2+} cation, generating a mixed spinel.
Date: October 1, 2008
Creator: Pool, V. L.; Klem, M. T.; Holroyd, J.; Harris, T.; Arenholz, E.; Young, M. et al.
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110 GHz ECH on DIII-D: System overview and initial operation

Description: A new high power electron cyclotron heating (ECH) system has been introduced on D3-D. This system is designed to operate at 110 GHz with a total output power of 2 MW. The system consists of four Varian VGT-8011 gyrotrons, (output power of 500 kW), and their associated support equipment. All components have been designed for up to a 10 second pulse duration. The 110 GHz system is intended to further progress in rf current drive experiments on D3-D when used in conjunction with the existing 60 GHz ECH (1.6 MW), and the 30--60 MHz ICH (2 MW) systems. H-mode physics, plasma stabilization experiments and transport studies are also to be conducted at 110 GHz. The present system design philosophy was based on experience gained from the existing 60 GHz ECH system. The consequences of these design decisions will be addressed as will the actual performance of various 110 GHz components.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Cary, W. P.; Allen, J. C.; Callis, R. W.; Doane, J. L.; Harris, T. E.; Moeller, C. P. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

110 GHz ECH on DIII-D: System overview and initial operation

Description: A new high power electron cyclotron heating (ECH) system has been introduced on D3-D. This system is designed to operate at 110 GHz with a total output power of 2 MW. The system consists of four Varian VGT-8011 gyrotrons, (output power of 500 kW), and their associated support equipment. All components have been designed for up to a 10 second pulse duration. The 110 GHz system is intended to further progress in rf current drive experiments on D3-D when used in conjunction with the existing 60 GHz ECH (1.6 MW), and the 30--60 MHz ICH (2 MW) systems. H-mode physics, plasma stabilization experiments and transport studies are also to be conducted at 110 GHz. The present system design philosophy was based on experience gained from the existing 60 GHz ECH system. The consequences of these design decisions will be addressed as will the actual performance of various 110 GHz components.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Cary, W.P.; Allen, J.C.; Callis, R.W.; Doane, J.L.; Harris, T.E.; Moeller, C.P. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

4 MW upgrade to DIII-D FWCD system: System commissioning and initial operation

Description: The initial installation of the 4 MW fast wave current drive (FWCD) upgrade started in 1992 with the purchase of two ABB/Thomcast AG rf power amplifiers. These amplifiers cover the frequency range 30 MHz to 120 MHz. A maximum output power of over 2 MW between 30 MHz and 80 MHz and 1 MW at 120 MHz were the specification requirements. The system as installed is comprised of the two mentioned rf amplifiers, coaxial transmission and matching components, rf phase and amplitude monitoring, and a SUN SparcStation 10 control system. Due to various reasons almost every major component in the system required redesign and engineering in order to meet the system requirements. The failures, probable cause and the final redesigns will be discussed as well as some thoughts on how better to specify system requirements for future systems.
Date: October 1995
Creator: Cary, W. P.; Callis, R. W.; de Grassie, J. S.; Harris, T. E.; O`Neill, R. C.; Pinsker, R. I. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department