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3-D Thermal Evaluations for a Fueled Experiment in the Advanced Test Reactor

Description: The DOE Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative and Generation IV reactor programs are developing new fuel types for use in the current Light Water Reactors and future advanced reactor concepts. The Advanced Gas Reactor program is planning to test fuel to be used in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) nuclear reactor. Preliminary information for assessing performance of the fuel will be obtained from irradiations performed in the Advanced Test Reactor large ''B'' experimental facility. A test configuration has been identified for demonstrating fuel types typical of gas cooled reactors or fast reactors that may play a role in closing the fuel cycle or increasing efficiency via high temperature operation Plans are to have 6 capsules, each containing 12 compacts, for the test configuration. Each capsule will have its own temperature control system. Passing a helium-neon gas through the void regions between the fuel compacts and the graphite carrier and between the graphite carrier and the capsule wall will control temperature. This design with three compacts per axial level was evaluated for thermal performance to ascertain the temperature distributions in the capsule and test specimens with heating rates that encompass the range of initial heat generation rates.
Date: October 6, 2004
Creator: Ambrosek, Richard G.; Chang, Gray S. & Utterbeck, Debby J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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3-D Thermal Evaluations for a Fueled Experiment in the Advanced Test Reactor

Description: The DOE Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative and Generation IV reactor programs are developing new fuel types for use in the current Light Water Reactors and future advanced reactor concepts. The Advanced Gas Reactor program is planning to test fuel to be used in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) nuclear reactor. Preliminary information for assessing performance of the fuel will be obtained from irradiations performed in the Advanced Test Reactor large “B” experimental facility. A test configurations has been identified for demonstrating fuel types typical of gas cooled reactors or fast reactors that may play a role in closing the fuel cycle or increasing efficiency via high temperature operation Plans are to have 6 capsules, each containing 12 compacts, for the test configuration. Each capsule will have its own temperature control system. Passing a helium-neon gas through the void regions between the fuel compacts and the graphite carrier and between the graphite carrier and the capsule wall will control temperature. This design with three compacts per axial level was evaluated for thermal performance to ascertain the temperature distributions in the capsule and test specimens with heating rates that encompass the range of initial heat generation rates.
Date: October 1, 2004
Creator: Ambrosek, Richard; Chang, Gray & Utterbeck, Debra
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The 9/11 Commission and a National Counterterrorism Center: Issues and Options for Congress

Description: This report examines a number of issues as Congress considers codification of an NCTC. One issue is whether the centralization remedy the commission has recommended fits the problems associated specifically with the 9/11 intelligence failure, and perhaps more broadly, the systematic maladies affecting the Intelligence Community. There are at least four options for congressional consideration: (1) NCTC with intelligence and operational planning duties, (2) NCTC restricted to an intelligence role, (3) NCTC restricted to an operational planning role, and (4) status quo plus-viewing the newly forming collected entity as a pilot potential NCTC. As one of its 41 recommendations, the 9/11 Commission recommended the creation of a National Counterterroism Center (NCTC).
Date: October 22, 2004
Creator: Masse, Todd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The 9/11 Commission and a National Counterterrorism Center: Issues and Options for Congress

Description: From Summary: "This report, which will be updated, examines a number of issues as Congress considers codification of an NCTC. One issue is whether the centralization remedy the commission has recommended fits the problems associated specifically with the 9/11 intelligence failure, and perhaps more broadly, the systematic maladies affecting the Intelligence Community. There are at least four options for congressional consideration: (1) NCTC with intelligence and operational planning duties, (2) NCTC restricted to an intelligence role, (3) NCTC restricted to an operational planning role, and (4) status quo plus-viewing the newly forming collected entity as a pilot potential NCTC. As one of its 41 recommendations, the 9/11 Commission recommended the creation of a National Counterterroism Center (NCTC)."
Date: October 6, 2004
Creator: Masse, Todd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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9/11 Commission: Current Legislative Proposals for U.S. Immigration Law and Policy

Description: This report briefly discusses some of the major immigration areas under consideration in comprehensive reform proposals suggested by the 9/11 Commission, including asylum, biometric tracking systems, border security, document security, exclusion, immigration enforcement, and visa issuances. It refers to other CRS reports that discuss these issues in depth and will be updated as needed.
Date: October 18, 2004
Creator: Garcia, Michael John & Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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9/11 Commission Recommendations: Joint Committee on Atomic Energy — A Model for Congressional Oversight?

Description: From Summary: "This report provides an outline of the structure and history of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy and raises a number of issues that might be considered by policymakers as they weigh the suitability of the JCAE as a possible model when crafting congressional oversight mechanisms."
Date: October 19, 2004
Creator: Davis, Christopher M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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9/11 Terrorism: Global Economic Costs

Description: The 9/11 attacks were part of Al Qaeda’s strategy to disrupt Western economies and impose both direct and secondary costs on the United States and other nations. The immediate costs were the physical damage, loss of lives and earnings, slower world economic growth, and capital losses on stock markets. Indirect costs include higher insurance and shipping fees, diversion of time and resources away from enhancing productivity to protecting and insuring property, public loss of confidence, and reduced demand for travel and tourism. In a broader sense, the 9/11 attacks led to the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq (and the Global War on Terrorism) and perhaps emboldened terrorists to attack in Bali, Spain, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. A policy question for Congress is how to evaluate the costs and benefits of further spending to counter terrorism and its economic impact.
Date: October 5, 2004
Creator: Nanto, Dick K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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14th Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells& Modules: Materials and Processes; Summary of Discussion Sessions

Description: The 14th Workshop discussion sessions addressed funding needs for Si research and for R&D to enhance U.S. PV manufacturing. The wrap-up session specifically addressed topics for the new university silicon program. The theme of the workshop, Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells: Leapfrogging the Barriers, was selected to reflect the astounding progress in Si PV technology during last three decades, despite a host of barriers and bottlenecks. A combination of oral, poster, and discussion sessions addressed recent advances in crystal growth technology, new cell structures and doping methods, silicon feedstock issues, hydrogen passivation and fire through metallization, and module issues/reliability. The following oral/discussion sessions were conducted: (1) Technology Update; (2) Defects and Impurities in Si/Discussion; (3) Rump Session; (4) Module Issues and Reliability/Discussion; (5) Silicon Feedstock/Discussion; (6) Novel Doping, Cells, and Hetero-Structure Designs/Discussion; (7) Metallization/Silicon Nitride Processing/Discussion; (8) Hydrogen Passivation/Discussion; (9) Characterization/Discussion; and (10) Wrap-Up. This year's workshop lasted three and a half days and, for the first time, included a session on Si modules. A rump session was held on the evening of August 8, which addressed efficiency expectations and challenges of c Si solar cells/modules. Richard King of DOE and Daren Dance of Wright Williams& Kelly (formerly of Sematech) spoke at two of the luncheon sessions. Eleven students received Graduate Student Awards from funds contributed by the PV industry.
Date: October 1, 2004
Creator: Sopori, B.; Tan, T.; Sinton, R. & Swanson, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[15th Annual Celebración Banquet paper]

Description: A photograph of a paper with information about the 15th Annual Celebración Banquet. It reads "Bienvenido/Welcome Master of Ceremonies Mr. Jorge Becerra; Oración/Invocation Miss Priscila Cardenas; La Cena/Dinner Served; Mariachi Aguila UNT; Presentación/Keynote Address Ms. Xitlalt Herrera; Gracias/Closing Thanks; Denton Florist, Bloomfield Florist, For donating the centerpieces; Está fuerza en la unidad/There is strength in Unity".
Date: October 21, 2004
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[15th Annual Celebración Banquet paper]

Description: A photograph of a paper with information about the 15th Annual Celebración Banquet. It reads "Bienvenido/Welcome Master of Ceremonies Mr. Jorge Becerra; Oración/Invocation Miss Priscila Cardenas; La Cena/Dinner Served; Mariachi Aguila UNT; Presentación/Keynote Address Ms. Xitlalt Herrera; Gracias/Closing Thanks; Denton Florist, Bloomfield Florist, For donating the centerpieces; Está fuerza en la unidad/There is strength in Unity".
Date: October 21, 2004
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[15th Annual Celebración entrance table]

Description: A photograph of the Multicultural Center welcome table at the 15th Annual Celebración Banquet. It has their table cloth on it and there are several papers on the table for guests to take.
Date: October 21, 2004
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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2003 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT

Description: Each year, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multi-program national laboratory, prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (SER) in accordance with Order 231.1A, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting, of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The SER is written to inform outside regulators, the public, and Laboratory employees of BNL's environmental performance during the calendar year in review, and to summarize BNL's on-site environmental data; environmental management performance; compliance with applicable DOE, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state, and local regulations; and environmental, restoration, and surveillance monitoring programs. BNL has prepared annual SERs since 1971 and has documented nearly all of its environmental history since the Laboratory's inception in 1947. This report is intended to be a technical document. It is available in print and as a downloadable file on the BNL web page at http://www.bnl.ser.htm. A summary of the SER is also prepared each year to provide a general overview, and is distributed with a CD version of the full-length SER. The summary supports BNL's educational and community outreach program.
Date: October 1, 2004
Creator: DIVISION, ENVIRONMENT AND WASTE MANAGMENT SERVICES & AL., ET
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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2004 Atomic and Molecular Interactions Gordon Research Conference

Description: The 2004 Gordon Research Conference on Atomic and Molecular Interactions was held July 11-16 at Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire. This latest edition in a long-standing conference series featured invited talks and contributed poster papers on dynamics and intermolecular interactions in a variety of environments, ranging from the gas phase through surfaces and condensed media. A total of 90 conferees participated in the conference.
Date: October 25, 2004
Creator: Dagdigian, Dr. Paul J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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2004 Progress Report for Grant No. DE-FG03-03NA00076 Nuclear Level Densities and Gamma-ray Strength Functions: Stewardship Sciences Academic Alliances Program

Description: To verify the apparent large enhancement of the radiative strength function in light and medium nuclei, the 56Fe(n,2gamma)57Fe reaction was measured. The two-step cascade intensities with soft primary intensities confirm the enhancement. The combined results have been published in Physical Review Letters and featured in the Physics News Update. Data for the Yb isotopes have been combined to examine the systematics of level densities and strength function in three Yb isotopes. A paper on these results have been accepted for publication in Physical Review C. Analysis of the gamma rays from neutron induced reactions on 48Ti have been measured and analyzed for neturon energies from 1 to 250 MeV.
Date: October 18, 2004
Creator: Mitchell, G. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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2nd International Conference on Pathways, Networks, and Systems: Theory and Experiments

Description: With the availability of whole genome sequences, research attention shifts from gene sequences and genome content to protein functions and systems biology. Genes comprise a major component of the ''parts list'' that is required for building and maintaining of living organisms. Genome DNA sequences reveal the genetic inventory for a rapidly increasing number of species. Defining and interpreting the instruction manual for protein functions, individually and collectively, is the emerging challenge. Defining protein functions is a complex problem because each gene typically encodes several distinct proteins. As a result, the protein inventory includes as many as 100,000 distinct proteins. Protein functions can vary with developmental stage, anatomical location, and environmental context. Like the problem of sequencing the human genome, the multidimensional nature of protein functions in time, space and context constitutes one of the ''big'' problems in biomedical research. Resolving this problem is key to revolutionizing health care where a deep understanding of complex biological systems will lead to more powerful and specific ways to treat, and perhaps, even prevent birth defects and adult diseases. The meeting addressed the above issues.
Date: October 1, 2004
Creator: Aegean Conferences
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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48Ti(n,xnypz ag) reactions for neutron energies up to 250 MeV

Description: Cross section measurements were made of prompt {gamma}-ray production as a function of incident neutron energy on a {sup 48}Ti sample. Partial {gamma}-ray cross sections for transitions in {sup 45--48}Ti, {sup 44--48}Sc, {sup 42--45}Ca, {sup 41--44}K, and {sup 41--42}Ar have been determined. Energetic neutrons were delivered by the Los Alamos National Laboratory spallation neutron source located at the LANSCE/WNR facility. The prompt-reaction {gamma} rays were detected with the large-scale Compton-suppressed germanium array for neutron induced excitations (GEANIE). Neutron energies were determined by the time-of-flight technique. The {gamma}-ray excitation functions were converted to partial {gamma}-ray cross sections taking into account the dead-time correction, target thickness, detector efficiency and neutron flux (monitored with an in-line fission chamber). The data will be presented for neutron energies between 1 to 250 MeV. These results are compared with model calculations which include compound nuclear and pre-equilibrium emission.
Date: October 11, 2004
Creator: Dashdorj, D.; Garrett, P. E.; Becker, J. A.; Bernstein, L. A.; Cooper, J. R.; Devlin, M. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[5th Annual Book Club Luncheon]

Description: Video recording from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters recorded during their 5th Annual Book Club Luncheon event in 2004. This video features a discourse between prominent member of TBAAL and author Camika Spencer.
Date: October 25, 2004
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 53 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Abortion: Legislative Response

Description: The primary focus of this issue brief is legislative action with respect to abortion. However, discussion of those legislative proposals necessarily involves a brief discussion of the leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning a woman’s right to choose whether to terminate her pregnancy. For a more detailed discussion of the relevant case law, see CRS Report 95-724, Abortion Law Development: A Brief Overview.
Date: October 26, 2004
Creator: Shimabukuro, Jon O.; Lewis, Karen J. & Ely, Dana
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[ABSE booth at 2004 Homecoming]

Description: A photograph of a booth during the 2004 Homecoming game tailgate. The poster is red and has school-themed curtains on the sides. It is for ABSE and lists the officers as "President: LaShandralyn Fry, Vice President: Monique Ervin, Secretary: Chisa Weaver, Founder: Laura Washington". People are visible past it underneath a large tent.
Date: October 23, 2004
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Acceleration of Polarized Beams Using Multiple Strong Partial Siberian Snakes

Description: Acceleration of polarized protons in the energy range of 5 to 25 GeV is particularly difficult since depolarizing spin resonances are strong enough to cause significant depolarization but full Siberian snakes cause intolerably large orbit excursions. Using a 20-30% partial Siberian snake both imperfection and intrinsic resonances can be overcome. Such a strong partial Siberian snake was designed for the Brookhaven AGS using a dual pitch helical superconducting dipole. Multiple strong partial snakes are also discussed for spin matching at beam injection and extraction.
Date: October 10, 2004
Creator: Roser, T.; Ahrens, L.; Bai, M.; Courant, E.; Glenn, J. W.; Gupta, R. C. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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