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United States Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations

Works: 1,920 works in 2,213 publications in 1 language and 8,651 library holdings
Roles: Researcher
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Theoretical atomic physics for fusion. Annual report, 1993( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The understanding of electron-ion collision processes in plasmas remains a key factor in the ultimate development of nuclear fusion as a viable energy source for the nation. Our 1993--1995 research proposal delineated several areas of research in electron-ion scattering theory. In this paper we summarize our efforts in 1993
Particle simulation algorithms with short-range forces in MHD and fluid flow( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts are made to develop numerical algorithms for handling fluid flows involving liquids and liquid-gas mixtures. In these types of systems, the short-range intermolecular interactions are important enough to significantly alter behavior predicted on the basis of standard fluid mechanics and magnetohydrodynamics alone. We have constructed a particle-in-cell (PIC) code for the purpose of studying the effects of these interactions. Of the algorithms considered, the one which has been successfully implemented is based on a MHD particle code developed by Brunel et al. In the version presented here, short range forces are included in particle motion by, first, calculating the forces between individual particles and then, to prevent aliasing, interpolating these forces to the computational grid points, then interpolating the forces back to the particles. The code has been used to model a simple two-fluid Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Limitations to the accuracy of the code exist at short wavelengths, where the effects of the short-range forces would be expected to be most pronounced
Northeast Regional Biomass Energy Program( )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Northeast Regional Biomass Program (NRBP) is entering its ninth year of operation. The management and the objectives have virtually remained unchanged and are stated as follows. The program conducted by NRBP has three basic features: (1) a state grant component that provides funds (with a 50 percent matching requirement) to each of the states in the region to strengthen and integrate the work of state agencies involved in biomass energy; (2) a series of technical reports and studies in areas that have been identified as being of critical importance to the development of biomass energy in the region; and (3) a continuous long range planning component with heavy private sector involvement that helps to identify activities necessary to spur greater development and use of biomass energy in the Northeast
Studies in Medium Energy Physics. Progress report, April 1, 1992--March 31, 1993( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress is briefly reported in the following areas: p + A precision elastic forward-angle cross sections for 500- to 800-MeV p on ⁴°Ca; precision measurement of D{sub NN} for ¹³C({rvec p}, {rvec p}) at 500 MeV; design of a polarized nuclear target; search for very rare K{sub L} decays; search for the H dibaryon; experimental search for quark -- gluon plasma; and theoretical work on proton -- nucleus scattering
Theoretical and experimental study of mixed solvent electrolytes. Final report, July 1, 1988--December 31, 1991( )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goals of the research program have evolved into the following: Molecular simulation of phase equilibria in aqueous and mixed solvent electrolyte solutions; molecular simulation of solvation and structure in supercritical aqueous systems; extension of experimental database on mixed solvent electrolytes; analysis of the thermodynamic properties of mixed solvent electrolyte solutions and mixed electrolyte solutions using fluctuation solution theory; development of analytic expressions for thermodynamic properties of mixed solvent electrolyte solutions using analytically solved integral equation approximations; and fundamental modeling of mixed solvent electrolytes using numerically solved integral equation approximation theories. We report and evaluate our progress during the period of the grant in light of these six goals in detail in this paper
Measurements of scattering processes in negative ion-atom collisions. Technical progress report, 1 September 1992--31 August 1993( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Technical Progress Report describes the progress made on the research objectives during the past twelve months. This research project is designed to provide measurements of various scattering processes which occur in H⁻ collisions with atomic (specifically, noble gas and atomic hydrogen) targets at intermediate energies. These processes include elastic scattering, single- and double-electron detachment, and target excitation/ionization. For the elastic and target inelastic processes where H⁻ is scattered intact, the experimental technique of Ion Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (IELS) will be employed to identify the final target state(s). In most of the above processes, cross sections are unknown both experimentally and theoretically. The measurements in progress will provide either experimentally determined cross sections or set upper limits to those cross sections. In either case, these measurements will be stringent tests of our understanding in energetic negative ion - atom collisions. In addition secondary negative particle emission yields for H° on Cu in the 3 to 50 keV range are shown
Local discrete symmetries from superstring derived models( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We propose a renormalizable model with no fundamental scalars which breaks itself in the manner of a ''tumbling'' gauge theory down to the standard model with a top-quark condensate. Because of anomaly cancellation requirements, this model contains two color sextet fermions (quixes), which are vector-like with respect to the standard model gauge group. The model also has a large number of pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone bosons, some of which can be light. The top-quark condensate is responsible for breaking the electroweak gauge symmetry and gives the top quark a large mass. We discuss the qualitative features and instructive shortcomings of the model in its present form. We also show that this model can be naturally embedded into an aesthetically pleasing model in which the standard model fermion appear symmetrically
Studies of fluctuation processes in nuclear collisions. Progress report, February 15, 1991--February 29, 1992( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigations of various aspects of heavy-ion collisions were carried out in the framework of the Boltzmann-Langevin Model (BLM). In a previous work, by projection the BLM onto a collective space, a memory-dependent collective transport model was reduced. This model was applied to thermal fission to investigate the influence of the memory effects on the fission dynamics. Some results of the calculations are presented. In addition a reduction of the relativistic BLM to a two-fluid model was carried out, and transport coefficients associated with fluid dynamical variables was carried out. Then this model was applied to investigate equilabration and fluctuation properties in a counter-streaming nuclear fluid
Domain wall formation in late-time phase transitions( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We investigate domain wall formation in late-time phase transitions. We find that as in the invisible-axion-domain-wall phenomenon, thermal effects alone are insufficient to drive different regions of the Universe to different parts of the disconnected vacuum manifold. This suggests that domain walls do not form unless either there is some supplemental (but perhaps not unreasonable) dynamics to localize the scalar field responsible for the phase transition to the low-temperature maximum (to an extraordinary precision) before the onset of the phase transition, or there is some non-thermal mechanism to produce large fluctuations in the scalar field. The fact the domain wall production is not a robust prediction of late-time transitions may suggest future directions in model building
Boron in nuclear medicine : New synthetic approaches to PET and SPECT. Progress report, May 1, 1993--April 30, 1994( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annual progress report describes new methods of incorporation of radioiodine into physiologically active compounds (amphetamines), and the use of organoboranes to labeled radiopharmaceuticals with Oxygen- 15, Nitrogen-13, carbon-11 and fluorine-18. Preclinical studies are also reported on evaluation of butyothiophenones as agents acting at dopaminergic or serotonic synapses
Mechanical properties and modeling of seal-forming lithologies( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specific goals and accomplishments of this research include: (1) The evaluation of models of salt diaper ascent that involve either power law, dislocation creep as determined experimentally by Horseman et al. (1993) or linear, fluid-assisted creep as reported by Spiers et al. (1988, 1990, 1992). We have compared models assuming these two, experimentally evaluated flow laws and examined the predictions they make regarding diaper incubation periods, ascent velocities, deviatoric stresses and strain rates. (2) The evaluation of the effects of differential loading on the initiation an of salt structures. (3) Examination of the role of basement faults on the initiation and morphologic evolution of salt structures. (4) Evaluation of the mechanical properties of shale as a function of pressure and determination of the nature of its brittle-ductile transition. (5) Evaluation of the mechanical anisotropies of shales with varying concentrations, distributions and preferred orientations of clay. (6) The determination of temperature and ratedependencies of strength for a shale constitutive model that can be used in numerical models that depend on viscous formulations. (7) Determination of the mechanisms of deformation for argillaceous rocks over awide range of conditions. (8) Evaluation of the effects of H[sub 2]O within clay interlayers, as adsorbed surface layers
SPECT assay of radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies. Third yearly progress report, September 1991--February 1992( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overall goal of this project is to improve the effectiveness of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to image and quantify radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies. During the past year, we have made significant progress toward this goal, and this report summarizes that work. Our efforts have been mainly directed along three fronts. First, we have developed and tested new reconstruction methods including three-dimensional iterative algorithms that model non-uniform attenuation and distance-dependent detector response. Both fan beam and parallel beam collimator geometries have been modeled and novel ways of improving the efficiency of the computationally intensive methods have been introduced. Second, an ultra-high resolution, small field-of-view pinhole collimator has been constructed and evaluated. Reconstructed spatial resolution of 1 to 3 mm (FWHM) has been achieved in phantom scans with a useful field-of-view of 9 to 10 cm. Finally, we have investigated the ability of SPECT to image and quantify astatine-211 distributions. Reconstructed images of phantom data demonstrated quantitative accuracy to within 10% with proper attenuation and scatter compensation
The production and destruction of negative ions( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the grant period, 1994--97, the author continued to investigate the structure of few-electron atomic negative ions and the manner in which they interact with electromagnetic radiation. The experimental procedures and the results of this work have been described in detail in the published papers cited in Section G. Two complementary laser-ion beam apparatus were used in the measurements. A crossed beam apparatus, situated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was used to perform a spectroscopic study of the electrons ejected, in the forward direction, from moving negative ions in the photodetachment process. In this work, the author isolated specific detachment channels by energy analyzing the electrons. The apparatus was used to investigate photodetachment of an electron from a negative ion in an excited state. The C⁻ ion is unusual in that it can be produced in a bound excited state as well as the ground state. The author also used this apparatus, with ba gaseous target replacing the laser beam, to study resonances in collisional detachment cross sections. In particular, he investigated the simplest of all shape resonances, the ³P{sup O} state in Li⁻. This state was produced in Li⁻-He collisions. A collinear beam apparatus, situated at Chalmers University of Technology (CUT) in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been used in spectroscopic studies of the He⁻ and Li⁻ ion in the ultraviolet. Here, the emphasis is on the production and detection of highly correlated, doubly excited states
Advanced thermal barrier coating system development. Technical progress report, April 1, 1996--May 31, 1996( )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objectives of this program are to provide an improved thermal barrier system with increased temperature capability and reliability relative to current systems. This report describes the bond coat development and deposition, manufacturing, and repair
Progress report : sexism in education by Mo.) Washington University (Saint Louis( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We investigated the electronic and structural properties of low-dimensional materials and explored the structure-property correlations governing their physical properties. Progress was made on how to interpret the scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy images of layered materials and on how to account for charge density wave instabilities in 2-D metals. Materials studied included transition metal chalcogenides, transition metal halides, organic conducting salts, Mo bronzes, A₂PdH₂, fullerenes, squarate tetrahydrate polymers Fe, Cu(C₄O₄)4·H₂O, BEDT salts, etc
Nonlinear dynamics and plasma transport. Progress report, September 15, 1992--September 14, 1993( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This progress report details work done on a program in nonlinear dynamical aspects of plasma turbulence and transport funded by DOE since 1989. This program has been in cooperation with laboratories in theUSSR [now Russia and the Confederation of Independent States (CIS)]. The purpose of this program has been: To promote the utilization of recent pathbreaking developments in nonlinear science in plasma turbulence and transport. To promote cooperative scientific investigations between the US and CIS in the related areas of nonlinear science and plasma turbulence and transport. In the work reported in our progress report, we have studied simple models which are motivated by observation on actual fusion devices. The models focus on the important physical processes without incorporating the complexity of the geometry of real devices. This allows for a deeper analysis and understanding of the system both analytically and numerically
Synthesis and analysis of novel polymers with high permselectivity and permeability in gas separation applications( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Significant progress was made toward developing advanced materials for gas separation membrane applications and rationalizing molecular structure and efficacy: Synthesized and tested polyarylates based on terephthalic or isophthalic acid or a tertiary butyl derivative of the isophthalic acid with different diols to illustrate the effects of: opening'' the matrix by incorporation of bulky packing inhibiting groups such as the tertiary butyl moiety inhibition of backbone motion via meta connected backbone connections and tightening'' of the matrix by incorporation of polar halogens. Completed high temperature characterization of sorption and transport properties for novel materials. Continued studies of the phenyl-substituted polymers aimed at producing super stable high temperature useful polymers for gas separations. Synthesized a polyarylate based on the spirobiindane diol and bibenzoyl acid chloride to incorporate long flat packable bibenzoyl units between packing disruptive spirobiindane units in an attempt to control the segmental level morphology to produce highly selective bottleneck'' regions between highly open regions
Capillary liquid chromatography using laser-based and mass spectrometric detection. [Capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) ; micellar electrokinetic capillary kchromatography (MECC)]( )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DOE-supported research performed during the past year has mainly focused on investigating and minimizing three problems that limit the practical utility of these capillary electrokinetic separation techniques in chemical analysis. (1) Analyses are hindered by poor reproducibility. This is largely a result of complicated and irreproducible capillary wall-solute interactions that often result in adsorption and mobility changes. (2) While the (micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography) (MECC) technique permits the separations of neutral solutes, hydrophobic compounds are difficult to separate and manipulation of capacity factors (k's) is critically important. (3) The very small solute band volumes require that on-column detection be performed (usually optical detection) and this seriously limits detectability. In addition to these projects, the electrokinetic equivalent of affinity chromatography and development of remote fiber-optic sensors to measure chemical carcinogens and other compounds have been investigated. 5 refs., 2 figs
Committee on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences (CAMOS)( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Committee on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences (CAMOS) of the National Research Council (NRC) is charged with monitoring the health of the field of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) science in the United States. Accordingly, the Committee identifies and examines both broad and specific issues affecting the field. Regular meetings, teleconferences, briefings from agencies and the scientific community, the formation of study panels to prepare reports, and special symposia are among the mechanisms used by the CAMOS to meet its charge. This progress report presents a review of CAMOS activities from February 1, 1992 to January 31, 1993. This report also includes the status of activities associated with the CAMOS study on the field that is being conducted by the Panel on the Future of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences (FAMOS)
Radiation Effects Research Foundation : a cooperative Japan-US research organization. Annual report 1 April 1992-31 March 1993( )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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