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Joint US/Russian study on the development of a decommissioning strategy plan for RBMK-1000 unit No. 1 at the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant

Description: The objective of this joint U.S./Russian study was to develop a safe, technically feasible, economically acceptable strategy for decommissioning Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) Unit No. 1 as a representative first-generation RBMK-1000 reactor. The ultimate goal in developing the decommissioning strategy was to select the most suitable decommissioning alternative and end state, taking into account the socioeconomic conditions, the regulatory environment, and decommissioning experience in Russia. This study was performed by a group of Russian and American experts led by Kurchatov Institute for the Russian efforts and by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. efforts and for the overall project.
Date: December 1, 1997
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Materials effects and design implications of disruptions and off-normal events in ITER

Description: Damage to plasma-facing components (PFCs) and structural materials during abnormal plasma behavior such as hard disruptions, edge-localized modes (ELMs), and vertical displacement events (VDEs) is considered a serious life-limiting concern for these components. The PFCs in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), such as the divertor, limiter, and parts of the first wall, will be subjected to high energy deposition during these plasma instabilities. High erosion losses on material surfaces, high temperature rise in structural materials (particularly at the bonding interface), and high heat flux levels and possible burnout of the coolant tubes are critical constraints that severely limit component lifetime and therefore degrade reactor performance, safety, and economics. Recently developed computer models and simulation experiments are being used to evaluate various damage to PFCs during the abnormal events. The design implications of plasma-facing and nearby components are discussed, and recommendations are made to mitigate the effects of these events.
Date: August 1, 1997
Creator: Hassanein, A.; Federici, G.; Konkashbaev, I.; Zhitlukhin, A. & Litunovsky, V.
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Fractured rock aquifer tests in the Western Siberian Basin, Ozyorsk, Russia

Description: A series of multi-zone pumping tests was conducted in a contaminated fractured rock aquifer in the Western Siberian Basin, Ozyorsk, Russia. The tests were conducted adjacent to the Mishelyak River floodplain in fractured Paleozoic porphyrites, tufts, tuff breccia, and lava typical of the Ural mountain complex. Geophysical logs, borehole photography, core samples, and results from previous borehole contamination studies were used to identify the zones to be tested. A network of three uncased wells was tested using a system of inflatable packers, pressure transducers and data loggers. Seven zones were isolated and monitored in two of the uncased wells. A straddle packer assembly was used to isolate individual zones within the pumping well. Eight constant rate pumping tests were conducted. Results of the testing indicate that shallow groundwater migrates primarily in two intervals that are separated by an interval with low lateral conductivity. The water bearing intervals have moderate to high specific capacities (1.3 and 30 L/min/m). Several processes are responsible for fracturing present in the lower interval. The network of compound fractures produced a complex array of fracture intersections yielding a fractured media with hydraulic behavior similar to porous media. Models used for the analysis of pumping tests in porous media provide a good estimation of the hydraulic response of the lower interval to pumping. Future work will include more complex analysis of the data to determine hydraulic conductivity ellipses.
Date: October 1, 1997
Creator: Nichols, R.L.; Looney, B.B. & Eddy-Dilek, C.A.
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Dose reconstruction for the Urals population. Joint Coordinating Committee on Radiation Effects Research, Project 1.1 -- Final report

Description: This work is being carried out as a feasibility study to determine if a long-term course of work can be implemented to assess the long-term risks of radiation exposure delivered at low to moderate dose rates to the populations living in the vicinity of the Mayak Industrial Association (MIA). This work was authorized and conducted under the auspices of the US-Russian Joint Coordinating Committee on Radiation Effects Research (JCCRER) and its Executive Committee (EC). The MIA was the first Russian site for the production and separation of plutonium. This plant began operation in 1948, and during its early days there were technological failures that resulted in the release of large amounts of waste into the rather small Techa River. There were also gaseous releases of radioiodines and other radionuclides during the early days of operation. In addition, there was an accidental explosion in a waste storage tank in 1957 that resulted in a significant release. The Techa River Cohort has been studied for several years by scientists from the Urals Research Centre for Radiation Medicine and an increase in both leukemia and solid tumors has been noted.
Date: February 1, 1996
Creator: Degteva, M.O.; Drozhko, E.; Anspaugh, L.R.; Napier, B.A.; Bouville, A.C. & Miller, C.W.
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Observation of the top quark

Description: The D{O} collaboration reports on a search for the Standard Model top quark in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron, with an integrated luminosity of approximately 50 pb{sup -1}. We have searched for t{bar t} production in the dilepton and single-lepton decay channels, with and without tagging of b quark jets. We observe 17 events with an expected background of 3.8 {+-} 0.6 events. The probability for an upward fluctuation of the background to produce the observed signal is 2 x 10{sup -6} (equivalent to 4.6 standard deviations). The kinematic properties of the excess events are consistent with top quark decay. We conclude that we have observed the top quark and measure its mass to be 199{sub -21}{sup +19} (stat.) {+-}22 (syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}1 and its production cross section to be 6.4 {+-} 2.2 pb. Other decay channels are under study such as the t{bar t} to all-jets channel which might yield additional information about the top quark.
Date: October 1, 1995
Creator: Bantly, J.
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Search for W boson pair production in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV

Description: The results of a search for W boson pair production in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV with subsequent decay to dilepton (e{mu}, ee, and {mu}{mu}) channels are presented. One event is observed with an expected background of 0.56 {plus_minus} 0.13 events with an integrated luminosity of approximately 14 pb{sup {minus}1}. Assuming equal strengths for the WWZ and WW{gamma} gauge boson coupling parameters {kappa} and {lambda}, limits on the CP-conserving anomalous coupling constants are {minus}2.6 < {delta}{kappa} < 2.8 and {minus}2.1 {lambda} < 2.1 at the 95% confidence level.
Date: July 19, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S. & Collaboration, D0
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Summary of three dimensional pump testing of a fractured rock aquifer in the western Siberian Basin

Description: A group of scientists from the Savannah River Technology Center and Russia successfully completed a 17 day field investigation of a fractured rock aquifer at the MAYAK PA nuclear production facility in Russia. The test site is located in the western Siberian Basin near the floodplain of the Mishelyak river. The fractured rock aquifer is composed of orphyrites, tuff, tuffbreccia and lava and is overlain by 0.5--12 meters of elluvial and alluvial sediments. A network of 3 uncased wells (176, 1/96, and 2/96) was used to conduct the tests. Wells 176 and 2/96 were used as observation wells and the centrally located well 1/96 was used as the pumping well. Six packers were installed and inflated in each of the observation wells at a depth of up to 85 meters. The use of 6 packers in each well resulted in isolating 7 zones for monitoring. The packers were inflated to different pressures to accommodate the increasing hydrostatic pressure. A straddle packer assembly was installed in the pumping well to allow testing of each of the individual zones isolated in the observation wells. A constant rate pumping test was run on each of the 7 zones. The results of the pumping tests are included in Appendix A. The test provided new information about the nature of the fractured rock aquifers in the vicinity of the Mishelyak river and will be key information in understanding the behavior of contaminants originating from process wastes discharged to Lake Karachi. Results from the tests will be analyzed to determine the hydraulic properties of different zones within the fractured rock aquifer and to determine the most cost effective clean-up approach for the site.
Date: October 30, 1996
Creator: Nichols, R.L.; Looney, B.B.; Eddy-Dilek, C.A.; Drozhko, E.G.; Glalolenko, Y.V.; Mokrov, Y.G. et al.
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Measurement of the {gamma} cross section at D0 using dimuons

Description: The D0 experiment has measured the {gamma} differential cross section in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV for {vert_bar}y{sup {gamma}}{vert_bar} < 0.7. We find the measured cross section to be a factor of five larger than the O({alpha}{sub s}{sup 3}) QCD prediction for p{sub T}{sup {gamma}} > 5 GeV/c.
Date: July 1995
Creator: Abachi, S.; Abbott, B. & Abolins, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The D0 Upgrade

Description: In this paper we describe the approved DO Upgrade detector, and its physics capabilities. The DO Upgrade is under construction and will run during the next Fermilab collider running period in early 1999 (Run II). The upgrade is designed to work at the higher luminosities and shorter bunch spacings expected during this run. The major elements of t he upgrade are: a new tracking system with a silicon tracker, scintillating fiber tracker, a 2T solenoid, and a central preshower detector; new calorimeter electronics; new muon trigger and tracking detectors with new muon system electronics; a forward preshower detector; new trigger electronics and DAQ improvements to handle the higher rates.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S. & Collaboration, D0
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Searches for supersymmetry and Higgs particles with D-Zero

Description: We report on searches for the Supersymmetric and the neutral scalar particles with the D{null} detector at {radical}{ital s} = 1.8 TeV. The three searches that we report here are: (1) SUGRA motivated SUSY search, (2) search for Charginos and neutralinos, and (3) search for heavy neutral scalar particle produced in association with W bosons.
Date: November 1, 1996
Creator: Mondai, N.K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Search for squarks and gluinos in p{bar p} collisions at the D0 detector with the jets and missing energy signature

Description: A search for squarks and gluinos has been performed using the D{null} detector at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV Tevatron {ital p{anti p}} collider. Data from the 1992-1993 collider run corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 13.5 pb{sup -1} were examined via the missing {ital E{sub T}} plus jets signature with two separate analyses. No events above the Standard Model backgrounds were observed.
Date: September 1, 1996
Creator: The DO Collaboration
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Jet azimuthal decorrelation studies with the D-zero detector

Description: Experimental results on the measurement of the azimuthal decorrelation between jets with pseudorapidity separation up to five units are presented. The data were taken at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory during the 1992-1993 collider run with the D{null} detector using {ital p{anti p}} collisions at center-of-mass energy {radical}{ital s} = 1.8 TeV. These results are compared to next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD predictions and to two leading-log approximations (LLA) where the leading terms are resummed to all orders in {alpha}{sub s}. The final state jets as predicted by NLO QCD show less azimuthal decorrelation than the data. The parton showering LLA Monte Carlo HERWIG describes the data well; an analytical LLA calculation based on Balitsky-Faclin-Kuraev-Lipatov resummation predicts more decorrelation than is present in the data.
Date: October 1, 1996
Creator: Feher, S.
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Jet production at D0

Description: We report on preliminary measurements of the central ({vert_bar}{eta}{vert_bar}<0.5) inclusive jet cross section and the dijet angular distributions ({vert_bar}{eta}{vert_bar}<3) at {radical}s=1.8 TeV. The data were collected during the 1992-1993 and 1994-1995 runs at the Fermilab Tevatron p{anti p} Collider with the D0 detector. The measurements are in excellent agreement with next-to- leading order (NLO) QCD. Given the assumptions implicit in the theoretical models, we exclude quark compositeness to the 95% confidence level on a scale of {Lambda}{sub +}=2 TeV.
Date: August 1, 1997
Creator: Elvira, V.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Diphoton production in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV

Description: We present measurements of the inclusive {gamma}{gamma} cross section (as a function of invariant mass and photon {epsilon}{sub {tau}}), in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV, made using the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The next is leading order (NLO) QCD prediction is found to be in good agreement with the data. The effects of invariant mass and diphoton balance cuts, which test the next-to-leading order contributions to the cross section, are investigated. We also compare the distribution of {kappa}{sub {tau}} between samples of diphotons and highly electromagnetic jets, and find that the NLO QCD prediction models the shape of the {gamma}{gamma} {kappa}{sub {tau}} distribution quite well.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S. & Collaboration, D0
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The inclusive jet cross section in {bar p}p collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV

Description: We report on the preliminary measurement of the inclusive jet cross section for {vert_bar}{eta}{vert_bar} {le} 0.5 at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV. Two data sets with integrated luminosities of 91 pb{sup {minus}1} and 14 pb{sup {minus}1} were collected at the Fermilab Tevatron {ovr p}p Collider with the D0 detector. The inclusive jet cross sections are measured and reported as a function of transverse jet energy (35 GeV {le} E{sub T} {le} 470 GeV) are in excellent agreement with next-to-leading order QCD. 11 refs., 4 figs.
Date: July 1, 1996
Creator: Bertram, I.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Inclusive muon and b quark production cross sections in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV

Description: We report on the measurement of inclusive muon and b quark production by the D0 collaboration in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The results represent a refined analysis of the previously published 1992--93 data. We measure the muon cross section due to b quark decays over the kinematic range 4 < p{sub T}{sup {mu}} < 30 GeV/c and {vert_bar}y{sup {mu}}{vert_bar} < 0.8. The extracted b quark production cross section is consistent with next to leading order QCD predictions within theoretical and experimental errors. The improved inclusive b quark production cross section is 6.9 {plus_minus}0.1(stat) {plus_minus} 2.2(syst) {mu}b for p{sub T}{sup {mu}} > 6 GeV/c and {vert_bar}y{sup b}{vert_bar} < 1.0.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S. & Collaboration, D0
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of QCD in W and Z production at Tevatron

Description: We present measurements of the production cross sections times leptonic branching fractions and the transverse momentum distributions of W and Z bosons in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV using data collected with the DO detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p{bar p} collider. A preliminary measurement of the W charge asymmetry is also presented.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S. & Collaboration, The D0
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Top physics at D0

Description: The D0 collaboration reports on the observation of the Standard Model top quark in p{anti p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. The authors have searched for t{anti t} production with an integrated luminosity of approximately 50 pb{sup {minus}1} in the dilepton and single-lepton decay channels, with and without tagging of b quark jets. They observe 17 events with an expected background of 3.8 {+-} 0.6 events. The probability for an upward fluctuation of the background to produce the observed signal is 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}6} (equivalent to 4.6 standard deviations). The kinematic properties of the excess events are consistent with top quark decay. They measure the top quark mass to be 199{sub {minus}21}{sup +19} (stat.) {sub {minus}21}{sup +14} (syst.) GeV/c{sup 2} and its production cross section to be 6.4 {+-} 2.2 pb. D0 also sees a hadronic W mass peak (W {yields} jj) in the t{bar t} data events. Preliminary results from multivariate analyses and from the t{bar t} data events. Preliminary results from multivariate analyses and from the t{bar t} {yields} all-jets channel are discussed. Preliminary determination of the top quark mass using dilepton events yields 145 {+-} 25 (stat.) {+-}20 (syst.) GeV/C{sup 2}.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: Klima, B. & Collaboration, D0
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Studies of topological distributions of the three- and four-jet events in {bar p}p collisions at {radical}s = 1800 GeV with the D0 detector

Description: The global topologies of three- and four-jet events produced in {bar p}p interactions are described. the three- and four-jet events are selected from data recorded by the D0 detector at the Tevatron Collider operating at a center-of-mass energy of {radical}s = 1800 GeV. the measured normalized distributions of various topological variables are compared with parton-level predictions of the tree- level QCD calculations. The parton-level QCD calculations are found to be in good agreement with the data. The studies also show that the topological distributions of the different subprocesses involving different numbers of quarks are very similar and reproduce the measured distributions well.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S. & Collaboration, D0
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

WW and WZ production at the tevatron

Description: Direct limits are set on WWZ and WW{gamma} three-boson couplings in a search for WW and WZ production in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV using the D(0) and CDF detectors at the Fermilab Tevatron.
Date: April 1, 1995
Creator: Fuess, T.A.
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D{O} top quark mass analysis

Description: Based on (44-48 pb{sup -1}) of lepton + jets data, we review D0`s initial analysis of the top quark mass. The result, M{sub top} = 199 {+-} 19/21 (stat.) {+-} 22 (syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}, is insensitive to background normalization. The errors are based on ISAJET top Monte Carlo, with its more severe gluon radiation, and allow for ISAJET/HERWIG differences. Good progress is being made in reducing the systematic error. We present a new study based on two-dimensional distributions of reconstructed top quark vs. dijet mass. With 98.7% confidence we observe a peak in the top mass - dijet mass plane. The peak and its projections are similar both in shape and magnitude to expectations based on the decay sequence 1 {yields} bW, W {yields} jj.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Strovink, M.
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Search for fourth generation neutral heavy leptons

Description: A search for fourth generation neutral heavy leptons ({nu}{sub 4}) in W decays was carried out the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron at {radical}{bar s} = 1.8 TeV. The {nu}{sub 4} is assumed to be produced via mixing with the first generation neutrino only. We looked for a three electron final state event topology. The data used in this analysis represent 12.2 pb{sup {minus}1} taken during the 1992--1993 run. No candidates were found. We set a preliminary limit beyond the LEP limit for the considered mixing case on the {vert_bar}U{sub e4}{vert_bar}{sup 2} {minus} m{sub {nu}4} plane.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M. & Collaboration, D0
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Search for light top squarks with the D{O} detector

Description: We present preliminary results of a search for pair produced top squarks, the supersymmetric partners to the top quark, under the assumption that the two-body decay {bar t}{sub 1} {yields} b{bar W}{sub 1} and three-body decay {bar t}{sub 1} {yields} bW{bar Z}{sub 1} are kinematically forbidden. This scenario is realized if {bar t}{sub 1} is considerably lighter than all other squarks as well as {bar W}{sub 1}, all {bar v}s, and the top quark. Such light top squarks will dominantly decay via {bar t}{sub 1} {yields} c{bar Z}{sub 1} yielding a signal of two acollinear jets with (E){sub T}. The data reported here were taken during the 1992-1993 run of the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p{bar p} collider operating at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The b{bar b} production cross section and correlations in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV

Description: The authors present measurements of the b{bar b} production cross section and angular correlations between the b and {bar b}-quarks in p{bar p} collisions using the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron operating at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV. The b-quark production cross section for {vert_bar}y{sup b}{vert_bar} < 1.0 and {rho}{sub {tau}}{sup b} > 8 GeV/c is extracted and found to be consistent with next-to-leading order QCD predictions. In addition, the angular correlations between the b and {bar b}-quarks are found to agree in shape with next-to-leading order QCD predictions.
Date: August 1, 1996
Creator: Gomez, B.; Hoeneisen, B. & Negret, J.P.
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