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Final Report-Confirmatory Survey Results for the ABB Combustion Engineering Site, Windsor, Connecticut; Revision 1 (DCN 5158-SR-02-1) (Docket No. 030-03754; RFTA No. 12-003)

Description: The objectives of the confirmatory activities were to provide independent contractor field data reviews and to generate independent radiological data for use by the NRC in evaluating the adequacy and accuracy of the contractor�s procedures and FSS results. ORAU reviewed ABB CE�s decommissioning plan, final status survey plan, and the applicable soil DCGLs, which were developed based on an NRC-approved radiation dose assessment. The surveys included gamma surface scans, gamma direct measurements… more
Date: January 28, 2013
Creator: ADAMS, WADE C
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Isotopic Analysis of Boron as Trimethyl Borate

Description: Boron-impregnated polyethylene tape was irradiated in the Engineering Test Reactor Critical Facility to study the effect of boron as a burnable poison in reactor fuel. Isotopic analysis of the boron was performed with a conventional CEC Model 21-103 mass spectrometer. The tape was distilled off and the residual boron was converted to trimethyl borate. The reaction mixture was analyzed without separation. Good precision was obtained with samples containing less than 0.5 mg. boron. Features of th… more
Date: January 28, 1960
Creator: Abernathey, R. M.
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Borehole Summary Report for Waste Treatment Plant Seismic Borehole C4996

Description: This report presents the field-generated borehole log, lithologic summary, and the record of samples collected during the recent drilling and sampling of the basalt interval of borehole C4996 at the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) on the Hanford Site. Borehole C4996 was one of four exploratory borings, one core hole and three boreholes, drilled to investigate and acquire detailed stratigraphic and down-hole seismic data. This data will be used to define potential seismic impacts and refine design s… more
Date: January 28, 2007
Creator: Adams , S. C.; Ahlquist, Stephen T.; Fetters, Jeffree R.; Garcia, Ben & Rust, Colleen F.
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Black Holes, q-Deformed 2d Yang-Mills, and Non-perturbative Topological Strings

Description: We count the number of bound states of BPS black holes on local Calabi-Yau three-folds involving a Riemann surface of genus g. We show that the corresponding gauge theory on the brane reduces to a q-deformed Yang-Mills theory on the Riemann surface. Following the recent connection between the black hole entropy and the topological string partition function, we find that for a large black hole charge N, up to corrections of O(e^-N), Z_BH is given as a sum of a square of chiral blocks, each of wh… more
Date: January 28, 2005
Creator: Aganagic, Mina; Ooguri, Hirosi; Saulina, Natalia & Vafa, Cumrun
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reformulation of DFT + U as a Pseudohybrid Hubbard Density Funcitonal for Accelerated Materials Discovery

Description: This article introduces ACBN0, a pseudohybrid Hubbard density functional that yields an improved prediction of the band structure of insulators such as transition-metal oxides, with only a negligible increase in computational cost.
Date: January 28, 2015
Creator: Agapito, Luis A.; Curtarolo, Stefano & Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED CATALYSTS FOR THE SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION OF NITROGEN OXIDES WITH HYDROCARBONS

Description: Significant work has been done by the investigators on the cerium oxide-copper oxide based sorbent/catalysts for the combined removal of sulfur and nitrogen oxides from the flue gases of stationary sources. A relatively wide temperature window was established for the use of alumina-supported cerium oxide-copper oxide mixtures as regenerable sorbents for SO{sub 2} removal. Evaluation of these sorbents as catalysts for the selective reduction of NO{sub x} gave promising results with methane. Sinc… more
Date: January 28, 2003
Creator: Akyurlu, Dr. Ates & Akyurtlu, Dr. Jale F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thorex Pilot Plant ; System for Concentrating Second Uranium Cycle Product

Description: A system for concentrating uranyl nitrate solutions was designed and installed in the Thorex Pilot Plant. A total of 16,060 g of uranium was concentrated in the system in 68 batch runs. A total of 14,400 g total uranium (14.180 g U/sup 233/) was recovered as product suitable for shipment. Uranium loss to the evaporator condensate was 0.03% of the total uranium processed. The material balance across the system was 98.4%. The average concentration of uranium in the evaporator feed solution was 29… more
Date: January 28, 1957
Creator: Albrecht, W. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THOREX PILOT PLANT: SYSTEM FOR CONCENTRATING SECOND URANIUM

Description: A system for concentrating uranyl nitrate solutions was designed and installed in the Thorex Pilot Plant. A total of 16,060 g of uranium was concentrated in the system in 68 batch runs. A total of 14,400 g total uranium (14.180 g U/sup 233/) was recovered as product suitable for shipment. Uranium loss to the evaporator condensate was 0.03% of ihe total uranium processed. The material balance across the system was 98.4%. The average concentration of uranium in the evaporator feed solution was 29… more
Date: January 28, 1957
Creator: Albrecht, W.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Techniques for Judging Intent Behind Network Based Cyber Attacks

Description: This project developed a prototype system that can rapidly differentiate between undirected cyber attacks, and those that have a more specific and concerning intent behind them. The system responds to important cyber attacks in a tactically significant way as the attack is proceeding. It is also creates a prioritized list for the human analysts allowing them to focus on the threats mostly likely to be of interest. In the recent years the volume of attacks over the internet has increased exponen… more
Date: January 28, 2004
Creator: Allen, J M
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Modeling the absorption of intense, short laser pulses in steep density gradients

Description: A subroutine which calculates the absorption of short pulse electromagnetic radiation in a material has been installed into the laser fusion modeling program called LASNEX. Calculational results show the necessity for NLTE physics to account for ionization, the development of non-exponential density profiles for the expanding plasma and movement of the critical point toward the surface which results in Doppler shifts of the reflected light. Comparison of calculations of local scale lengths with… more
Date: January 28, 1991
Creator: Alley, W.E.
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Image Appraisal for 2D and 3D Electromagnetic Inversion

Description: Linearized methods are presented for appraising image resolution and parameter accuracy in images generated with two and three dimensional non-linear electromagnetic inversion schemes. When direct matrix inversion is employed, the model resolution and posterior model covariance matrices can be directly calculated. A method to examine how the horizontal and vertical resolution varies spatially within the electromagnetic property image is developed by examining the columns of the model resolution… more
Date: January 28, 1999
Creator: Alumbaugh, D.L. & Newman, G.A.
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A Dynamically Adaptive Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Method for Hydrodynamics

Description: A new method that combines staggered grid Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) techniques with structured local adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) has been developed for solution of the Euler equations. The novel components of the combined ALE-AMR method hinge upon the integration of traditional AMR techniques with both staggered grid Lagrangian operators as well as elliptic relaxation operators on moving, deforming mesh hierarchies. Numerical examples demonstrate the utility of the method in perfor… more
Date: January 28, 2004
Creator: Anderson, R W; Pember, R B & Elliott, N S
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Continuous production of ethanol by use of flocculent Zymomonas mobilis

Description: Improved means and process for producing ethanol by fermentation are provided. Another object of the invention is to produce ethanol in a continuous-flow process by means of a biological catalyst that can be retained in a continuous-flow reactor vessel without being bonded to or held within a support material. An additional object of the invention is to provide a fermentation reactor vessel wherein disturbance of the desirable plug flow of sugar solution is minimized. These objects are attained… more
Date: January 28, 1982
Creator: Arcuri, E. J. & Donaldson, T. L.
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Rock thermal conductivity at the cap rock and initial conditions in two-phase volcanic hydrothermal systems

Description: Numerical experiments are performed to investigate the rock thermal conductivity influence in the formation of the thermodynamic initial conditions of two-phase systems located in volcanic rocks. These systems exhibit pressure and temperature profiles characterized by a sudden change or discontinuity in their vertical gradients. Vapor dominated, two-phase fluids are found at the upper reservoir's levels. Liquid is the dominated phase within the layers below some critical point. Numerical result… more
Date: January 28, 1993
Creator: Arriaga, Mario Cesar Suarez
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The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases

Description: This report discusses how the total debt of the federal government can increase, a historical overview of debt limits, and how the current economic slowdown has led to higher deficits and thereby a series of debt limit increases, as well as legislation related to these increases.
Date: January 28, 2010
Creator: Austin, D. Andrew & Levit, Mindy R.
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Maine coast winds

Description: The Maine Coast Winds Project was proposed for four possible turbine locations. Significant progress has been made at the prime location, with a lease-power purchase contract for ten years for the installation of turbine equipment having been obtained. Most of the site planning and permitting have been completed. It is expect that the turbine will be installed in early May. The other three locations are less suitable for the project, and new locations are being considered.
Date: January 28, 2000
Creator: Avery, Richard
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Detailed three-dimensional modeling of the Botn hydrothermal system in N-Iceland

Description: A detailed three-dimensional numerical model has been developed for the low-temperature hydrothermal system at Botn in Central North Iceland. It is based on a conceptual reservoir model which has evolved during two decades of geothermal research in the area and on the 10 year production history of the system. The model consists of (1) A powerful recharge system at depth, (2) a shallow production reservoir and (3) a cold ground-water system at the surface. About 10 million tons of hot water have… more
Date: January 28, 1993
Creator: Axelsson, Gudni & Bjornsson, Grimur
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Application of wing-body theory to drag reduction at low supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting a method for extending to higher Mach numbers the region of low drag attainable for wing-body combinations by the use of the transonic area rule. To a good approximation, the drag depends only on the longitudinal distributions of area and moments of area about the vertical plane of symmetry parallel to the free-stream direction. The experimental results confirm the theory in that the zero-lift wave drag of a wing-body configuration over a range of low supersonic Mach numbers.
Date: January 28, 1955
Creator: Baldwin, Barrett S., Jr. & Dickey, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A New Approach in Advance Network Reservation and Provisioning for High-Performance Scientific Data Transfers

Description: Scientific applications already generate many terabytes and even petabytes of data from supercomputer runs and large-scale experiments. The need for transferring data chunks of ever-increasing sizes through the network shows no sign of abating. Hence, we need high-bandwidth high speed networks such as ESnet (Energy Sciences Network). Network reservation systems, i.e. ESnet's OSCARS (On-demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System) establish guaranteed bandwidth of secure virtual circui… more
Date: January 28, 2010
Creator: Balman, Mehmet; Chaniotakis, Evangelos; Shoshani, Arie & Sim, Alex
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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