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Shaping Appropriate Verbal Responses in a Social Situation With a Withdrawn Retarded Adolescent

Description: "Shaping" or "method of successive approximation" is a procedure which may be applied to increase the frequency of a response which has a low operant level, or it may also be used to bring about responses which have not been previously emitted. In "shaping," the experimenter initially reinforces a response which is within the behavorial repertoire of the subject. Then, the experimenter reinforces only responses which approximate the behavior which is desired. The final behavior is then directly reinforced.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Thompson, James N.
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Habitat '67

Description: The mold for one concrete unit for the housing complex is depicted.
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Date: 1967
Creator: Safdie, Moshe
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Habitat '67

Description: The mold containing the steel armature is readied for concrete pour to create one of the 354 units needed for the construction of the housing complex.
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Date: 1967
Creator: Safdie, Moshe
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Constructional Fear Treatment for Dogs in Shelters

Description: Of the approximately 3.9 million dogs that enter US animal shelters each year, many exhibit behaviors related to fear, which can affect their likelihood of adoption. Current dog training procedures to treat fear include counterconditioning and desensitization, which can often take months or years to show any behavior change and do not teach specific behaviors aimed to increase the dog's chance of being adopted. The current study used a negative reinforcement shaping procedure to teach fearful dogs to approach and and interact with people. The results showed that constructional fear treatment increased the amount of time the dog spent at the front of the kennel, and increased sniffing, tail wagging, and accepting petting for all 3 participants.
Date: August 2016
Creator: Katz, Morgan
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The Effects of Capturing and Searching on the Acquisition of a Simple Arm Position

Description: The present experiment compared two methods of training a simple arm position using auditory feedback: capture and search. The participants were four right-handed female college students. During capture, auditory feedback was delivered by the experimenter after the participant moved along a single axis into the target position. During search, auditory feedback was produced by the computer after the participant left clicked a mouse inside the target location. The results of a multi-element design showed that participants performed more accurately during capture training than search training. Pre-training and post-training probes, during which no auditory feedback was provided, showed similar fluctuations in accuracy across probe types. A retention check, performed seven days after the final training session, showed higher accuracy scores for search than capture, across all four participants. These findings suggest that TAGteach should incorporate an approach similar to search training to improve training outcomes.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Heth, Travis R.
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Laser beam shaping techniques

Description: Industrial, military, medical, and research and development applications of lasers frequently require a beam with a specified irradiance distribution in some plane. A common requirement is a laser profile that is uniform over some cross-section. Such applications include laser/material processing, laser material interaction studies, fiber injection systems, optical data image processing, lithography, medical applications, and military applications. Laser beam shaping techniques can be divided into three areas: apertured beams, field mappers, and multi-aperture beam integrators. An uncertainty relation exists for laser beam shaping that puts constraints on system design. In this paper the authors review the basics of laser beam shaping and present applications and limitations of various techniques.
Date: March 16, 2000
Creator: Dicky, Fred M.; Weichman, Louis S. & Shagam, Richard N.
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Low-speckle holographic beam shaping of high-coherence EUV sources

Description: This paper describes a method to arbitrarily shape and homogenize high-coherence extreme ultraviolet sources using time-varying holographic optical elements and a scanning subsystem to mitigate speckle. In systems with integration times longer than 100 ms, a speckle contrast below 1% can be achieved.
Date: August 1, 2010
Creator: Anderson, Christopher N.; Miyakawa, Ryan H. & Naulleau, Patrick
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The Power of One Reinforcer

Description: Animal trainers use shaping to teach many behaviors. However, during shaping, the organism may engage in behaviors other than the target behavior or approximations to the target behavior. If the animal is engaged in other behaviors, the rate of reinforcement may decrease and the trainer may resort to what is sometimes referred to as a “desperation click.” That is, the trainer delivers one reinforcer for a behavior that is not a successive approximation to the target response. Anecdotal reports from trainers suggest that sometimes the animal continues to repeat this other behavior that received only one reinforcer, even in the absence of further reinforcement for that behavior. This study compared whether, during a one minute extinction period, participants spent more time engaged in a behavior that had been reinforced only once after a brief period of no reinforcement or in a behavior that had been reinforced multiple times. Participants, who were university students, played a tabletop game that involved touching and manipulating small objects. Five conditions were repeated twice for each participant: reinforcement for interacting with a training object alone, reinforcement for interacting with a training object with other objects present, reinforcement for interacting with a target object, one reinforcer for interacting with a third object immediately following a brief period of no reinforcement, and reinforcement for interacting with any object. Results from this study show that a desperation click situation can be reliably produced in a controlled setting. When participants received one reinforcer for interacting with a new object following a period of no reinforcement, they interacted with the new object for a longer or equal amount of time as compared to an object that had a history of reinforcement.
Date: August 2013
Creator: Hunter, Mary E.
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Second order Pseudo-gaussian shaper

Description: The purpose of this document is to provide a calculus spreadsheet for the design of second-order pseudo-gaussian shapers. A very interesting reference is given by C.H. Mosher ''Pseudo-Gaussian Transfer Functions with Superlative Recovery'', IEEE TNS Volume 23, p. 226-228 (1976). Fred Goulding and Don Landis have studied the structure of those filters and their implementation and this document will outline the calculation leading to the relation between the coefficients of the filter. The general equation of the second order pseudo-gaussian filter is: f(t) = P{sub 0} {center_dot} e{sup -3kt} {center_dot} sin{sup 2}(kt). The parameter k is a normalization factor.
Date: November 22, 2002
Creator: Beche, Jean-Francois
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The Function-Altering Effects of Contingency-Specifying Stimuli

Description: Three children between the ages of 3 and 3 1/2 were asked to choose a colored object from an array of 5 colors in a baseline condition. After color preferences were established, stickers, small toys and praise were made contingent on choosing the least preferred color. After the first experimental condition resulted in consistent choosing of the least preferred color, a second experimental condition was implemented. At the beginning of each session a contingency-specifying stimulus (CSS) was presented, each CSS specifying a different color to be selected. Both contingency-shaping and CSS presentation resulted in stimulus control over responding. However, CSS presentation resulted in immediate redistributions of behavioral units across CSS sessions.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Ford, Victoria L.
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Expanded studies of linear collider final focus systems at the Final Focus Test Beam

Description: In order to meet their luminosity goals, linear colliders operating in the center-of-mass energy range from 3,50 to 1,500 GeV will need to deliver beams which are as small as a few Manometers tall, with x:y aspect ratios as large as 100. The Final Focus Test Beam (FFTB) is a prototype for the final focus demanded by these colliders: its purpose is to provide demagnification equivalent to those in the future linear collider, which corresponds to a focused spot size in the FFTB of 1.7 microns (horizontal) by 60 manometers (vertical). In order to achieve the desired spot sizes, the FFTB beam optics must be tuned to eliminate aberrations and other errors, and to ensure that the optics conform to the desired final conditions and the measured initial conditions of the beam. Using a combination of incoming-beam diagnostics. beam-based local diagnostics, and global tuning algorithms, the FFTB beam size has been reduced to a stable final size of 1.7 microns by 70 manometers. In addition, the chromatic properties of the FFTB have been studied using two techniques and found to be acceptable. Descriptions of the hardware and techniques used in these studies are presented, along with results and suggestions for future research.
Date: December 1, 1995
Creator: Tenenbaum, P.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A study of betatron and momentum collimators in RHIC

Description: The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) has two interaction regions where {beta}* = 1--2m, with large detectors PHENIX and STAR. The transverse and longitudinal emittances are expected to double in size between one to two hours due to intra-beam scattering which may lead to transverse beam loss. Primary betatron collimators are positioned in the ring to allow efficient removal of particles with large betatron amplitudes. The authors have investigated distributions and losses coming from the out-scattered particles from the primary collimators, as well as the best positions for the secondary momentum and betatron collimators.
Date: July 1, 1997
Creator: Trbojevic, D.; Stevens, A.J.; Harrison, M.A.; Dell, F. & Peggs, S.
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Particle beams with uniform transverse distribution

Description: A successfully tested method is described which achieves a more uniform illumination of an extended flat target by the charged particle beam from an accelerator, by proper use of a combination of quadrupole and octupole magneto-optical elements.
Date: October 1, 1996
Creator: Tsoupas, N.; Zucker, M.S.; Snead, C.L. & Ward, T.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Simple X-Ray Focusing Mirror Using Float Glass

Description: In our recent x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (speckle) experiments at NSLS, one of the challenges is to increase the coherent photon flux through a pinhole, whose size is chosen to match the beam`s horizontal transverse coherence length {ital l{sub h}}. We adopted an approach to vertically focus the x-ray beam so as to match its vertical transverse coherence length {ital l{sub v}}, (at NSLS X13, {ital l{sub v}}{approximately} 50{ital l{sub h}}, {ital l{sub h}}{approximately} 12 {mu}m at 3 KeV) with {ital l{sub h}}. By demagnifying the vertical size by a factor of {ital l{sub v}/l{sub h}}, we expect to increase the intensity of the x-rays through the pin hole by the same factor while keeping the beam coherent. A piece of commercial 3/8 inch thick float glass, by virtue of its low surface roughness ({approximately}3{Angstrom} rms), good reflectivity in the low photon energy range of interest and low cost, was chosen as the mirror material. A computer controlled motorized bender with a four point bending mechanism was designed and built to bend the float glass to a continuously variable radius of curvature from {approximately}700 m (intrinsic curvature of the glass surface) to < 300 m, measured with the Long Trace Profiler at the BNL Metrology Lab. This mirror bender assembly allows us to continuously change the focal length of the x-ray mirror down to 0.5 m under our experimental conditions. At the NSLS X13 Prototype Small Gap Undulator (PSGU) beamline, we were able to focus the x-ray beam from a vertical size of 0.5 mm to {approximately} 25{mu}m at the focal point 54 cm from the mirror center, thus increasing the photon flux density by a factor of 20. Results also show that, as expected, at an incident angle of 9 mrad, the mirror cuts off the harmonics of the ...
Date: October 1, 1996
Creator: Yin, Z; Berman, L.; Siddons, D.P.; Dierker, S & Dufresne, E.
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On possible use of bent crystal to improve Tevatron beam scraping

Description: A possibility to improve the Tevatron beam halo scraping using a bent channeling crystal instead of a thin scattering primary collimator is studied. To evaluate the efficiency of the system, realistic simulations have been performed using the CATCH and STRUCT Monte Carlo codes. It is shown that the scraping efficiency can be increased and the accelerator-related backgrounds in the CDF and DØ collider detectors can be reduced by about one order of magnitude. Results on scraping efficiency versus thickness of amorphous layer of the crystal, crystal alignment and its length are presented.
Date: April 8, 1999
Creator: A.I. Drozhdin, N.V. Mokhov and V.M. Biryukov
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The Argonne Wakefield Accelerator: Upgrade scenarios and future experiments

Description: The Argonne Wakefield Accelerator is presently operational and nearing completion of its initial dielectric structure- and plasma-based experimental program. In this paper a number of possible future improvements and directions for the AWA are discussed including photocathode source upgrades, laser pulse and beam shaping options, multiple drive bunch generation, and novel wakefield device measurements. Plans for a 1 GeV demonstration wakefield accelerator will be presented.
Date: October 1, 1997
Creator: Gai, W.; Conde, M.; Konecny, R.; Li, X.; Power, J.; Schoessow, P. et al.
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Constant field gradient planar cavity structure

Description: A cavity structure is described having at least two opposing planar housing members spaced apart to accommodate the passage of a particle beam through the structure between the members. Each of the housing members have a plurality of serially aligned hollows defined therein, and also passages, formed in the members, which interconnect serially adjacent hollows to provide communication between the hollows. The opposing planar housing members are spaced and aligned such that the hollows in one member cooperate with corresponding hollows in the other member to form a plurality of resonant cavities aligned along the particle beam within the cavity structure. To facilitate the obtaining of a constant field gradient within the cavity structure, the passages are configured so as to be incrementally narrower in the direction of travel of the particle beam. In addition, the spacing distance between the opposing housing members is configured to be incrementally smaller in the direction of travel of the beam.
Date: December 1, 1997
Creator: Kang, Yoon W. & Kustom, R.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Alternative Form of Laser Beam Characterization

Description: Careful characterization of laser beams used in materials processing such as welding and drilling is necessary to obtain robust, reproducible processes and products. Recently, equipment and techniques have become available which make it possible to rapidly and conveniently characterize the size, shape, mode structure, beam quality (Mz), and intensity of a laser beam (incident power/unit area) as a function of distance along the beam path. This facilitates obtaining a desired focused spot size and also locating its position. However, for a given position along the beam axis, these devices typically measure where the beam intensity level has been reduced to I/ez of maximum intensity at that position to determine the beam size. While giving an intuitive indication of the beam shape since the maximum intensity of the beam varies greatly, the contour so determined is not an iso-contour of any parameter related to the beam intensity or power. In this work we shall discuss an alternative beam shape formulation where the same measured information is plotted as contour intervals of intensity.
Date: June 30, 2000
Creator: KNOROVSKY,GERALD A. & MACCALLUM,DANNY O.
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Generation of multiple bipolar voltage pulses for a phase rotation LIA

Description: In the year 2000, a design concept of a Neutrino Factory based on Muon Storage Ring was studied at FNAL. To treat high energy spread of muons that come out of a target and decay channel and are to be accelerated before they go into the storage ring, a phase rotating scheme using a long-pulse accelerating system has been proposed. In this system accelerating voltage is to be shaped to correct the energy spread. To implement this approach, the pulse power system has been suggested that allows forming a bipolar accelerating voltage pulse with the predefined shape. This report addresses some issues of the pulse shape optimization and describes main features of the accelerating system comprising an accelerating structure similar to that of a linear induction accelerator (LIA) and a pulser that drives it.
Date: June 12, 2001
Creator: Terechkine, Yuri & Kazacha, Alexi Sidorov and Vladimir
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department