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Electrical impedance tomography of the 1995 OGI gasoline release

Description: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) was used to image the plume resulting from a release of 378 liters (100 gallons) of gasoline into a sandy acquifer. Images were made in 5 planes before and 5 times during the release, to generate a detailed picture of the spatial as well as the temporal development of the plume as it spread at the water table. Information of the electrical impedance (both in phase and out of phase voltages) was used or several different frequencies to produce images. We observed little dispersion in the images either before or after the gasoline entered the acquifer. Likewise, despite some laboratory measurements of impedances, there was no evidence of a change in the reactance in the soil because of the gasoline.
Date: October 1, 1996
Creator: Daily, W. & Ramirez, A.
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Laboratory scale tests of electrical impedence tomography

Description: Electrical impedance tomographs (magnitude and phase) of known, laboratory-scale targets are reported. Three methods are used to invert electrical impedance data and their tomographs compared. The first method uses an electrical resistance tomography (ERT) algonthm (designed for DC resistivity inversion) to perform impedance magnitude inversion and a linearized perturbation approach (PA) to invert the imaginary part. The second approximate method compares ERT magnitude inversions at two frequencies and uses the frequency effect (FE) to compute phase tomographs. The third approach, electrrcal impedance tomography (EIT), employs fully complex algebra to account for the real and imaginary components of electrical impedance data. The EIT approach provided useful magnitude and phase images for the frequency range of 0.0625 to 64 Hz; images for higher frequencies were not reliable. Comparisons of the � ERT and EIT magnitude images show that both methods provided equivalent results for the water blank, copper rod and PVC rod targets. The EIT magnitude images showed better spatial resolutron for a sand-lead mixture target. Phase images located anomalies of both high and low contrast IP and provided better spatial resolution than the magnitude images. When IP was absent from the data, the EIT algorithm reconstructed phase values consistent with the data noise levels.
Date: December 1, 1998
Creator: Binley, A; Daily, W; LaBredcque, D & Ramirez, A
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Impedance Scaling and Impedance Control

Description: When a machine becomes really large, such as the Very Large Hadron Collider (VLHC), of which the circumference could reach the order of megameters, beam instability could be an essential bottleneck. This paper studies the scaling of the instability threshold vs. machine size when the coupling impedance scales in a ``normal`` way. It is shown that the beam would be intrinsically unstable for the VLHC. As a possible solution to this problem, it is proposed to introduce local impedance inserts for controlling the machine impedance. In the longitudinal plane, this could be done by using a heavily detuned rf cavity (e.g., a biconical structure), which could provide large imaginary impedance with the right sign (i.e., inductive or capacitive) while keeping the real part small. In the transverse direction, a carefully designed variation of the cross section of a beam pipe could generate negative impedance that would partially compensate the transverse impedance in one plane.
Date: June 1, 1997
Creator: Chou, W. & Griffin, J.
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Coaxial wire impedance measurements of BPM buttons for the PEP-II B- factory

Description: The coaxial wire impedance measurement uses a conducting rod placed along the beam axis in the vacuum chamber, forming the center conductor in a coaxial line system. Tapers at either end of this section allow for smooth impedance transformation from the 50{Omega} lines used in common microwave measurement equipment, to the characteristic impedance of the vacuum chamber and center conductor, typically around 200{Omega}. RF and microwave absorptive material placed in the ends of the vacuum chamber and in the impedance matching tapers minimizes reflections which cause trapped modes within the apparatus, allowing measurements to be made above the traveling-wave cut-off frequency of the vacuum vessel (typically 2.5 - 3.0 GHz for PEP-II). A smooth vessel of the same cross-section as that containing the device under test is used in a reference measurement Resonances within the apparatus are difficult to avoid completely and require careful placing of absorptive material, manufacture of test and reference chambers, and assembly of apparatus.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: Corlett, J.N.
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Updated Impedance Estimate of the PEP-II RF Cavity

Description: This paper presents an updated estimate of the higher-order mode impedance spectrum of the RF cavities for the PEP-II B-factory. The cavity is designed for continuous operation at 476 MHz with up to 150 kW wall dissipation and heavy beam loading. To reduce the growth rates of coupled-bunch instabilities the cavity higher-order modes are damped by three rectangular waveguides and broad-band loads. The results of detailed measurements on the first high-power cavity with all absorbers in place are presented and the damping effect due to the high-power coupler is discussed. Results are compared with earlier measurements of a cold-test model. Implications for the design of the broad-band bunch-by-bunch feedback systems and high-power HOM loads are discussed.
Date: June 1996
Creator: Rimmer, R. A.; Byrd, J.; Irwin, M. & Goldberg, D. A.
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A potpourri of impedance measurements at the advanced photon source storage ring

Description: Machine coupling impedances were determined in the APS storage ring from measurements of the bunch length, synchronous phase, and synchrotron and betatron tunes vs single-bunch current. The transverse measurements were performed for various numbers of small gap insertion device (ID) chambers installed in the ring. The transverse impedance is determined from measurements of the transverse tunes and bunch length as a function of single-bunch current. The shift in the synchrotron tune was measured as a function of bunch current from which the total cavity impedance was extracted. The loss factor was determined by measuring the relative synchronous phase as a function of bunch current. The longitudinal resistive impedance is calculated using the loss factor dependence on the bunch length. From these results, the authors can estimate what the impedance would be for a full set of ID chambers.
Date: August 1, 1997
Creator: Sereno, N.S.; Chae, Y.C.; Harkay, K.C.; Lumpkin, A.H.; Milton, S.V. & Yang, B.X.
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Impedance study for the PEP-II B-factory

Description: The paper summarizes results of the impedance studies of the components of the B-factory. The prime goal of this activity was to support the design of the vacuum chamber and, at the same time, to get a reasonable model of the machine impedance, which can be used later for detail studies of collective effects.
Date: June 1, 1995
Creator: Heifets, S.; Daly, C.E. & Ko, K.
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Coupling impedance of a long slot and an array of slots in a circular vacuum chamber

Description: We find the real part of the longitudinal impedance for both a small hole and a long slot in a beam vacuum chamber with a circular cross section. The slot can be arbitrarily long; the only requirement on the dimensions of the slots is that its width be much smaller than c/w. Regular array of N slots periodically distributed along the pipe is also considered.
Date: June 1, 1995
Creator: Stupakov, G.V.
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Validation of Electrical-Impedance Tomography for Measurements of Material Distribution in Two-Phase Flows

Description: A series of studies is presented in which an electrical-impedance tomography (EXT) system is validated for two-phase flow measurements. The EIT system, developed at Sandia National Laboratories, is described along with the computer algorithm used for reconstructing phase volume fraction profiles. The algorithm is first tested using numerical data and experimental phantom measurements, with good results. The EIT system is then applied to solid-liquid and gas-liquid flows, and results are compared to an established gamma-densitometry tomography (GDT) system. In the solid-liquid flows, the average solid volume fractions measured by EIT are in good agreement with nominal values; in the gas-liquid flows, average gas volume fractions and radial gas volume fraction profiles from GDT and EIT are also in good agreement.
Date: October 16, 1998
Creator: Ceccio, S.L.; George, D.L.; O'Hern, T.J.; Shollenberger, K.A. & Torczynski, J.R.
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Experimental study of coupling impedance: Part I longitudinal impedance measurement techniques

Description: Beam coupling impedances for the 7-GeV APS storage ring have been numerically estimated. In order to confirm these calculations, measurements of the coupling impedance of various vacuum components around the main storage ring were done with a coaxial wire method. In this paper, the procedure of the longitudinal impedance measurement techniques will be described. As an example, sections of the Cu beam chamber, the Cu beam + antechambers, and the Al beam + antechambers were used as a device under test (DUT) to obtain the results. The transverse impedance measurements will be described in a separate paper.
Date: October 22, 1991
Creator: Song, J.J.
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Longitudinal coupling impedance of a hole in the accelerator beam pipe

Description: In the design of modern accelerators, an accurate estimate of coupling impedance is very important. The sources which give rise to coupling impedance are the geometric discontinuities in the accelerator beam pipe. In various discontinuities such as RF cavities, bellows, and collimators, the coupling impedance of the holes has not been well understood. Although coupling impedance can be obtained in general from the Fourier transform of the corresponding wake potential which may be obtained numerically, this is time consuming and requires a large amount of computer storage when applied to a small dimension of a discontinuity in a typical beam pipe, often imposing a fundamental limitation of the numerical approach. More fundamentally, however, numerical calculation does not have the predictive power because of limited understanding of how the coupling impedance of a hole should behave over a wide frequency range. This question was studied by developing a theoretical analysis based on a variational method. An analytical formula for the coupling impedance of a hole is developed in this work using a variational method. The result gives good qualitative agreements with the coupling impedances evaluated numerically from the Fourier transform of the wake potential which is obtained from the computer code MAFIA-T3. The author shows that the coupling impedance of a hole behaves quite similar to the impedance of an RLC-resonator circuit. Important parameters used to describe such a resonator circuit are the resonant frequency and bandwidth. The author provides a theoretical insight on how to parameterize properly the numerical impedance of a hole when data exhibit complicated dependence on frequency. This is possible because one can show that the parameters are a function of the dimensionless quantity kd alone, with k the free-space wave number and d the radius of hole.
Date: December 1993
Creator: Chae, Yong-Chul
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Beam loading in a high current accelerating gap

Description: Energy exchange between a high-current beam and a source at an accelerating gap is treated with a simple transmission line theory. There exists a matching condition for which the beam energy gain is equal to the source voltage. The total energy gain in a multigap system is expressed in terms of individual source voltages and the beam current.
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Rhee, M.J. & Ding, B.N.
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Quantitative tomographic measurements of opaque multiphase flows

Description: An electrical-impedance tomography (EIT) system has been developed for quantitative measurements of radial phase distribution profiles in two-phase and three-phase vertical column flows. The EIT system is described along with the computer algorithm used for reconstructing phase volume fraction profiles. EIT measurements were validated by comparison with a gamma-densitometry tomography (GDT) system. The EIT system was used to accurately measure average solid volume fractions up to 0.05 in solid-liquid flows, and radial gas volume fraction profiles in gas-liquid flows with gas volume fractions up to 0.15. In both flows, average phase volume fractions and radial volume fraction profiles from GDT and EIT were in good agreement. A minor modification to the formula used to relate conductivity data to phase volume fractions was found to improve agreement between the methods. GDT and EIT were then applied together to simultaneously measure the solid, liquid, and gas radial distributions within several vertical three-phase flows. For average solid volume fractions up to 0.30, the gas distribution for each gas flow rate was approximately independent of the amount of solids in the column. Measurements made with this EIT system demonstrate that EIT may be used successfully for noninvasive, quantitative measurements of dispersed multiphase flows.
Date: March 1, 2000
Creator: GEORGE,DARIN L.; TORCZYNSKI,JOHN R.; SHOLLENBERGER,KIM ANN; O'HERN,TIMOTHY J. & CECCIO,STEVEN L.
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A study of parameters useful for describing plasma-opening switches

Description: Plasma opening switches (POS) have been used continually and studied since their introduction in 1975. During that period they have performed well for prepulse suppression and sharpening the front of the power pulse. Their use for long conduction time and rapid opening to stand off high voltage in the same POS has met with very limited success. There has been a large theoretical effort involving models and particle-in-cell simulations (PICS), but the connection between theory and experiment has been tenuous at best, and convincing agreement with experiment has been minimal. The authors believe progress toward long conduction and rapid opening would be faster if macroscopic physical parameters describing the physics of the switch were used to compare experiment to simulation. One of these parameters (electron flow impedance) has been used to describe the electrical characteristics of the POS. This parameter provides a good description of both the standard POS (SPOS) and the magnetically controlled POS (MCPOS) because its value is sensibly independent of load current. An additional parameter, the effective mass of the plasma, was measured in one MCPOS experiment. In this article they describe other parameters important to operation of the SPOS and the MCPOS, and parameters important in designing PICS used to study these devices.
Date: September 1, 1998
Creator: Mendel, C.W. Jr.; Seidel, D.B. & Rosenthal, S.E.
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Fault current limiter-predominantly resistive behavior of a BSCCO shielded-core reactor

Description: Tests were conducted to determine the electrical and magnetic characteristics of a superconductor shielded core reactor (SSCR). The results show that a closed-core SSCR is predominantly a resistive device and an open-core SSCR is a hybrid resistive/inductive device. The open-core SSCR appears to dissipate less than the closed-core SSCR. However, the impedance of the open-core SSCR is less than that of the closed-core SSCR. Magnetic and thermal diffusion are believed to be the mechanism that facilitates the penetration of the superconductor tube under fault conditions.
Date: June 30, 2000
Creator: Ennis, M. G.; Tobin, T. J.; Cha, Y. S. & Hull, J. R.
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Development of an electrical impedance tomography system for an air-water vertical bubble column

Description: Because the components of a multiphase flow often exhibit different electrical properties, a variety of probes have been developed to study such flows by measuring impedance in the region of interest. Researchers are now using electric fields to reconstruct the impedance distribution within a measurement volume via Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). EIT systems employ voltage and current measurements on the boundary of a domain to create a representation of the impedance distribution within the domain. The development of the Sandia EIT system (S-EIT) is reviewed The construction of the projection acquisition system is discussed and two specific EIT inversion algorithms are detailed. The first reconstruction algorithm employs boundary element methods, and the second utilizes finite elements. The benefits and limitations of EIT systems are also discussed. Preliminary results are provided.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: O`Hern, T.J.; Torczynski, J.R.; Ceccio, S.L.; Tassin, A.L.; Chahine, G.L.; Duraiswami, R. et al.
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Measurement of rf voltages on the plasma-touching surfaces of ICRF antennas

Description: Measurements of the rf voltages on Faraday shields and protection bumpers have been made for several loop antennas, including the mock-up antenna and Al for JET, the original antenna for Tore Supra, the present ASDEX-U antenna, and the folded waveguide. The loop antennas show voltages that scale to {approx}12 kV for a maximum input voltage of 30 kV with 0/0 phasing. The voltages are dramatically reduced for 0/{pi} phasing. These voltages are significant in that they can substantially increase the rf sheath potential beyond the levels associated with the simple electromagnetic field linkage from the current straps that results in plasma heating. In this paper, we investigate and measure the source of these voltages, their scaling with antenna impedance, and the differences between the loop arrays.
Date: September 1995
Creator: Hoffman, D. J.; Baity, F. W.; Bell, G. L.; Bigelow, T. S.; Caughman, J. B. O.; Goulding, R. H. et al.
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Meaning of the negative impedance

Description: It is shown that the negative real part of an input impedance does not mean instability of the related circuit. A negative real part of the input impedance means only that the concerned circuit is active.
Date: June 1, 1981
Creator: Conciauro, G. & Puglisi, M.
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Beam loading and cavity compensation for the ground test accelerator

Description: The Ground Test Accelerator (GTA) will be a heavily beam-loaded H/sup minus/ linac with tight tolerances on accelerating field parameters. The methods used in modeling the effects of beam loading in this machine are described. The response of the cavity to both beam and radio-frequency (RF) drive stimulus is derived, including the effects of cavity detuning. This derivation is not restricted to a small-signal approximation. An analytical method for synthesizing a predistortion network that decouples the amplitude and phase responses of the cavity is also outlined. Simulation of performance, including beam loading, is achieved through use of a control system analysis software package. A straightforward method is presented for extrapolating this work to model large coupled structures with closely spaced parasitic modes. Results to date have enabled the RF control system designs for GTA to be optimized and have given insight into their operation. 6 refs., 10 figs.
Date: January 1, 1989
Creator: Jachim, S.P. & Natter, E.F.
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Controlling incipient oxidation of pyrite for improved rejection. Technical progress report for the ninth quarter, October 1--December 31, 1994

Description: The major objectives of this work are (1) to determine the Eh-pH conditions under which pyrite is stable, (2) to determine the mechanism of the initial stages of pyrite oxidation, and (3) to determine if the semi-conducting properties of pyrite effects its oxidation behavior. It is known that moderate oxidation of pyrite produces a hydrophobic surface product. This hydrophobic product makes it extremely difficult to depress pyrite in coal flotation circuits. The eventual objective of this work is to prevent pyrite oxidation in order to better depress pyrite in coal flotation circuits. It has been shown that by holding the potential of pyrite at its stable potential during fracture, pyrite undergoes neither oxidation nor reduction. It has also been found that fresh pyrite surfaces created by fracture in an electrochemical begin to oxidize at potentials that are about 200 mV more negative than the potentials reported in the literature for pyrite oxidation. This report period, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) studies were continued. As discussed in the seventh quarterly progress report, the impedance of pyrite does not show the characteristics expected for either semi-conducting or metallic electrodes. Additional studies were conducted to confirm the anomalous impedance behavior. For this purpose, freshly fractured surfaces were progressively polished on 600 and 1,200 grit silicon carbide paper, and with 0.3 {micro} {alpha}-alumina and 0.05 {micro} {gamma}-alumina micropolish. Polishing is known to introduce defects in the lattice structure of semi-conducting electrodes and it was anticipated that the defects would effect the interfacial capacitance.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Yoon, R.H. & Richardson, P.E.
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Advanced tomographic flow diagnostics for opaque multiphase fluids

Description: This report documents the work performed for the ``Advanced Tomographic Flow Diagnostics for Opaque Multiphase Fluids`` LDRD (Laboratory-Directed Research and Development) project and is presented as the fulfillment of the LDRD reporting requirement. Dispersed multiphase flows, particularly gas-liquid flows, are industrially important to the chemical and applied-energy industries, where bubble-column reactors are employed for chemical synthesis and waste treatment. Due to the large range of length scales (10{sup {minus}6}-10{sup 1}m) inherent in real systems, direct numerical simulation is not possible at present, so computational simulations are forced to use models of subgrid-scale processes, the accuracy of which strongly impacts simulation fidelity. The development and validation of such subgrid-scale models requires data sets at representative conditions. The ideal measurement techniques would provide spatially and temporally resolved full-field measurements of the distributions of all phases, their velocity fields, and additional associated quantities such as pressure and temperature. No technique or set of techniques is known that satisfies this requirement. In this study, efforts are focused on characterizing the spatial distribution of the phases in two-phase gas-liquid flow and in three-phase gas-liquid-solid flow. Due to its industrial importance, the bubble-column geometry is selected for diagnostics development and assessment. Two bubble-column testbeds are utilized: one at laboratory scale and one close to industrial scale. Several techniques for measuring the phase distributions at conditions of industrial interest are examined: level-rise measurements, differential-pressure measurements, bulk electrical impedance measurements, electrical bubble probes, x-ray tomography, gamma-densitometry tomography, and electrical impedance tomography.
Date: May 1, 1997
Creator: Torczynski, J.R.; O`Hern, T.J.; Adkins, D.R.; Jackson, N.B. & Shollenberger, K.A.
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Evaluation of Islanding Detection Methods for Utility-Interactive Inverters in Photovoltaic Systems

Description: This report describes the various methods and circuits that have been developed to detect an islanding condition for photovoltaic applications and presents three methods that have been developed to test those methods and circuits. Passive methods for detecting an islanding condition basically monitor parameters such as voltage and frequency and/or their characteristics and cause the inverter to cease converting power when there is sufficient transition from normal specified conditions. Active methods for detecting the island introduce deliberate changes or disturbances to the connected circuit and then monitor the response to determine if the utility grid with its stable frequency, voltage and impedance is still connected. If the small perturbation is able to affect the parameters of the load connection within prescribed requirements, the active circuit causes the inverter to cease power conversion and delivery of power to the loads. The methods not resident in the inverter are generally controlled by the utility or have communications between the inverter and the utility to affect an inverter shut down when necessary. This report also describes several test methods that may be used for determining whether the anti-islanding method is effective. The test circuits and methodologies used in the U.S. have been chosen to limit the number of tests by measuring the reaction of a single or small number of inverters under a set of consensus-based worst-case conditions.
Date: November 1, 2002
Creator: BOWER, WARD I. & ROPP, MICHAEL
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A study of the failure mechanism of chlorine anodes

Description: Thin coating RuO{sub 2}{minus}TiO{sub 2} electrodes, which mimic the DSA anodes, have been prepared and tested for their activity toward the chlorine evolution reaction and subjected to life time testing. Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry has been used concurrently with electrochemical measurements to analyze changes in the ruthenium content of the coating. The decrease in electrode activity is found to be closely related to a decrease in Ru content, and the measured profiles indicate that the loss takes place across the thin coating. Failure is observed for electrodes with a Ru content below a critical concentration, but there is no evidence for the build up of a pure TiO{sub 2} layer. AFM imaging of an anode after failure sustained the hypothesis of loss of material.
Date: December 31, 1995
Creator: Vallet, C.E.; Zuhr, R.A.; Tilak, B.V. & Chen, C.P.
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