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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Overview and Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the General System of Preferences (GSP) which provides nonreciprocal, duty-free tariff treatment to certain products imported from designated beneficiary developing countries (BDCs).
Date: December 27, 2017
Creator: Jones, Vivian C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low temperature and neutron physics studies: Final progress report, March 1, 1986--May 31, 1987

Description: A search for a novel coupling interaction between the Pendelloesung periodicity which is formed in a diffracting crystal and the Larmor precession of neutrons in a magnetic field has been carried out. This interaction is expected to exhibit a resonant behavior when the two spatial periodicities become matched upon scanning the magnetic field being applied to the crystal. Observations on a diffracting, perfect crystal of silicon with neutrons of wavelength 1 Angstrom show the expected resonant action but some discrepancy between the observed magnitude of the resonance effects remains for interpretation. 16 refs.
Date: July 27, 1989
Creator: Shull, C.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of inspecting Raschig rings by neutron absorption counting

Description: A neutron counting method for inspecting borosilicate glass Raschig rings and an apparatus designed specifically for this method are discussed. The neutron count ratios for rings of a given thickness show a linear correlation to the boron oxide content of the rings. The count ratio also has a linear relationship to the thickness of rings of a given boron oxide content. Consequently, the experimentally-determined count ratio and physically-measured thickness of Raschig rings can be used to statistically predict their boron oxide content and determine whether or not they meet quality control acceptance criteria.
Date: July 27, 1979
Creator: Morris, R.N.; Murri, R.L. & Hume, M.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design of a high activity and selectivity alcohol catalyst

Description: As specified in our original DOE grant proposal, the objective of this research is to design a new alumina-supported bimetallic catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of carbon monoxide to produce methanol and higher alcohols. A key feature of our research program is our intention to rationally design this catalyst based upon fundamental information about the structure, composition and reactivity of preliminary catalysts synthesized throughout the course of this work. During our first year, we have put in place many of the tools needed to synthesize and characterize our catalyst samples. Experimentation has focused on both the synthesis of catalysts designed for high oxygenate activity and the suppression of the secondary dehydration of methanol to dimethyl ether on both native gamma-alumina and a bimetallic catalyst supported on gamma-alumina. 2 refs., 1 tab.
Date: September 27, 1991
Creator: Foley, H.C. & Mills, G.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Battery technology - an assessment of the state of the art

Description: A state-of-the-art battery survey and data verification process were conducted with battery manufacturers and organizations involved in battery technology research and development. This report addresses those major battery technologies which were identified as either being developed or explored as potential candidates for major energy storage applications in electric utilities or transportation as well as for future operations with solar or wind energy systems. Near- and far-term battery systems, current data and opinions, and developments in both US and foreign battery technology for utility load leveling and electric vehicles are discussed. Background information and the scope of the report are given first. Then basic data for each battery type are summarized; a general discussion of other potential battery systems is also included. A comparative summary of battery cost and performance is presented; actual battery capabilities are discussed relative to the general requirements of electric utility load leveling and transportation applications. The current status of the scarce materials and environmental and safety problems related to battery technology is presented. The overall status of the current R and D programs and expected progress toward commercialization are discussed; the roles of competing technologies in two major markets for battery technology are addressed. General observations, conclusions, and recommendations are given. 9 figures, 25 tables. (RWR)
Date: March 27, 1978
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of the emittance and current density profile of the beam produced by the ATA injector

Description: Measurements of the normalized emittance of the beam produced by the Advanced Test Accelerator (ATA) injector yielded values near 0.4 Radian-Centimeters at currents up to 10 kAmps. The instrument was also used to obtain beam-current-density profiles in two dimensions at the entrance mask of the instrument.
Date: June 27, 1983
Creator: Fessenden, T.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

SSC (Superconducting Super Collider) supplementary conceptual design report: Cryogenics for detectors

Description: This technical memorandum contains text provided to the SSC for their use in the Supplementary Conceptual Design Report. It was written as part of a Fermilab effort under the guidance of Ray Stefanski of the Fermilab Research Division. This particular memorandum considers the cryogenic systems required to support the superconducting magnets and liquid argon calorimeters associated with SSC detectors.
Date: September 27, 1989
Creator: Fast, R.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Senate Rules Restricting the Content of Conference Reports

Description: This report discusses the rules in the Senate regarding what can be added to conference reports by committees after their creation.
Date: November 27, 2017
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations

Description: This report examines the possibility of the federal government reaching its statutory debt limit and not raising it, with a particular focus on government operations. First, the report explains the nature of the federal government's debt, the processes associated with federal borrowing, and historical events that may influence prospective actions. It also includes an analysis of what could happen if the federal government may no longer issue debt, has exhausted alternative sources of cash, and, therefore, depends on incoming receipts or other sources of funds to provide any cash needed to liquidate federal obligations. Finally this report lays out considerations for increasing the debt limit under current policy and what impact fiscal policy could have on the debt limit going forward.
Date: April 27, 2011
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.; Brass, Clinton T.; Nicola, Thomas J. & Shelton, Alison M.
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Jet angular distribution from quantum chromodynamics

Description: The quantum chromodynamic correction to jet (defined a la Sterman and Weinberg) angular distribution in energetic e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation is calculated to order ..cap alpha../sub s/ keeping exact dependence on epsilon and delta. Deviations from the zeroth order distribution, 1 + cos/sup 2/theta, for are found relatively large values of epsilon and delta. This effect could be tested at the existing e/sup +/e/sup -/ colliding beam facilities.
Date: June 27, 1979
Creator: Nandi, S. & Wada, W.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Peace Corps: Current Issues

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the Peace Corps and discusses how the 112th Congress is considering the President's annual funding request for the Peace Corps and efforts to reauthorize the Peace Corps. Current issues for Congress include the extent to which there is available funding for Peace Corps expansion, whether the Peace Corps has the institutional capacity to expand, and whether volunteers are able to function in a safe and secure environment.
Date: April 27, 2011
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Terrorism Investigations

Description: This report provides background information on key elements of the FBI terrorism investigative process based on publicly available information. This report sets forth possible considerations for Congress as it executes its oversight role. These issues include the extent to which intelligence has been integrated into FBI operations to support its counterterrorism mission and the progress the Bureau has made on its intelligence reform initiatives. In addition, these issues will also be relevant during confirmation hearings for a new director.
Date: April 27, 2011
Creator: Bjelopera, Jerome P. & Randol, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Set to Expire

Description: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) provides a statutory framework by which government agencies may, when gathering foreign intelligence investigation,1 obtain authorization to conduct electronic surveillance2 or physical searches,3 utilize pen registers and trap and trace devices,4 or access specified business records and other tangible things. Authorization for such activities is typically obtained via a court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), a specialized court created to act as a neutral judicial decision maker in the context of FISA.
Date: May 27, 2011
Creator: Liu, Edward C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tax Cuts on Repatriation Earnings as Economic Stimulus: An Economic Analysis

Description: From the start of the 112th Congress, reform of the current U.S. corporate tax system has been widely debated as an option to stimulate the economy. Most of the debate has focused on lowering the corporate tax rate and moving towards a territorial system. An exception to this is a plan to reduce the tax rate on repatriated dividends that has received some consideration. Under such a plan, the U.S. tax that U.S. firms pay when their overseas operations remit ("repatriate") their foreign earnings as dividends to their U.S. parent corporations would be reduced. Variations of this type of proposal have been introduced in several bills, including H.R. 1036, H.R. 1834, and S. 727, in the 112th Congress.
Date: May 27, 2011
Creator: Marples, Donald J. & Gravelle, Jane G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piracy off the Horn of Africa

Description: This report discusses recent (2010) pirate attacks on vessels, including United States vessels, in the waters off the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa is sometimes called the Somali Peninsula and includes the nations of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia. This report explores reasons behind the increased number of pirate attacks in recent years, as well as what efforts are being taken to combat said attacks, including those by the 111th Congress and President Obama and his Administration.
Date: April 27, 2011
Creator: Ploch, Lauren; Blanchard, Christopher M.; O'Rourke, Ronald; Mason, R. Chuck & King, Rawle O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaporative removal of sodium: interim progress report and preliminary facility specification

Description: A summary of the current Evaporative Removal of Sodium (ERNA) activities at the Energy Systems Group is presented. Also included is a review of earlier work on sodium evaporation. As a result of this work it was concluded that the ERNA process was extremely successful and worthy of future consideration as a recognized process for reactor components. Also included in the report is a Preliminary Outline Specification for a large facility to remove sodium from full size CRBR fuel rod assemblies.
Date: September 27, 1978
Creator: Welch, F.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Project monitor. Final report. [Allegheny County, PA]

Description: Results are reported of a study of consumers' energy attitudes and behavior. Household consumers and small business consumers (both retail and manufacturing) responded to the survey, but only the household results are reported. The study sought to understand energy-related behavior at the level where the various components of energy policy intersect. Attempts are made to attain this goal by determining the extent to which various properties of the individuals and firms are associated with various amounts of conservation. A representative sample of the adult population in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania was interviewed. Part I introduces the measures of household conservation to be used in the survey. Part II analyzes each of the types of energy conservation - general, winterization, heating, cooling, appliance, transportation, and electricity reductions - and relates them to demographic, situation, attitudinal, and perceptual variables in the household sample. Part III deals with the impacts of Project Pacesetter and the United Mine Workers' strike against the coal operators - particularly, the impact of the coal strike on household residents of Allegheny County. Part IV summarizes the findings and uses them for recommendations regarding energy conservation policy. Additional data are presented in 4 appendices. (MCW)
Date: April 27, 1979
Creator: Hammond, P.Y.; Beck, P. & Doctors, S.I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

AGS broad band neutrino beam

Description: We describe the broad band neutrino beam in the north area of the AGS and discuss the calculation of the neutrino flux. The horns were initially designed by Robert Palmer and this beam has been used for almost all neutrino running at the AGS. All of the wide band running for E734 has been done in the beam we discuss. E734 is an experiment designed to measure elastic scattering of neutrinos and antineutrinos on electrons and protons. The detector is sufficiently large (approx. =170 tons) that enough events can be detected to make precision measurements of cross sections. In particular, the reaction nu/sub ..mu../ + e ..-->.. nu/sub ..mu../ + e has been detected with more than 100 events, requiring a detailed understanding of the beam characteristics for normalization.
Date: February 27, 1985
Creator: White, D. Hywel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aqueous Processing of Thorium Fuels. Part 2

Description: The status of aqueous processing methods for Th fuels is reviewed. A specially designed 320 ton shear was successfully tested for chopping full size simulated Consolidated Edison type unirradiated assemblies into 0.25-1.5 in. lengths. Pieces about 0.5-in. long are preferred since the core pellets are more severely crushed during the chopping operation, and consequently, the rate of core dissolution is enhanced. The Darex (dtlute aqua regia) and Sulfex (4 to 6 M sulfuric acid) processes for dissolution of stainless steel claddings were developed on a small engineering scale with unirradiated fuel. In hot cell tests on stainless steel clad ThO/sub 2/-UO/sub 2/ fuel pins irradiated up to 22,000 Mwd/ton of fuel, the core pellets were severely fractured and losses of U and Th to the Sulfex and Darex solutions were approximates 0.3% and 3 to 5%, respectively. The latter losses are easily recovered in the extraction system. U and Th can be recovered from graphite base fuels by burning and dissoiution of the ash in HNO/sub 3/ or by grinding to approximates 200 mesh followed by HNO/sub 3/ leaching. The Acid Thorex extraction process was developed to recover both U and Th using tributyl phosphate (TBP) as the solvent and the Acid Interim 23 process to recover only the U using either TBP or disecbutyl phenyl phosphate as the solvent. The Acid'' processes use HNO/sub 3/ rather than Al as the salting agent. (auth)
Date: November 27, 1962
Creator: Blanco, R.E.; Ferris, L.M.; Watson, C.D. & Rainey, R.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Solar ponds extended

Description: No Description Available.
Date: July 27, 1973
Creator: Clark, A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poison wire retainer pull test

Description: No Description Available.
Date: August 27, 1968
Creator: Sucevic, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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