Krages, Kathryn Pyle
This report describes the activities conducted with DOE funds at Oregon Health Sciences University between 9/15/94 and 9/29/99. The activities fall into four major categories: Information Technology, Information Services and Support, Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research, and collaboration with other institutions. The focus of these activities was to implement and maintain a regional healthcare information network.
This is the annual report of the activities supported under the Oregon State University Reactor Sharing Program, award number DE-FG06-NE38137. The beginning date for the award was September, 30, 1995 and the end date was September 29, 1996. Work conducted under this award is internally administered at the Radiation Center through a project tasking system. This allows for excellent quality control for the work which is performed from the point of initial contact, through the reactor application, project report generation and financial accounting. For the current fiscal year, FY95, the total cost of the reactor sharing program, including Radiation Center contributions, was $66,323.20 of which $40,000.00 was supplied by the DOE Reactor Sharing Program. The details of individual project costs is given in Table 1. The work performed for the individual projects are described in the brief work descriptions given in Table 2
One of the primary components of the proposed synchrotron radiation (SR) pumped Li X-Ray Laser which the present research (DOE Proposal No. DE-FG06-85ER-13309) undertook to develop, was a vacuum-based high density plasma of predominantly monatomic Lithium as the lasing medium. A monomer density in excess of 1019 particles/cm3 at temperatures > 1600 degree C, in volume of roughly 1cm x 0.001cm x 0.001cm was estimated as being necessary for attaining useful gain. Originally two different methods of achieving this were considered, namely: laser-driven ablation of solid Li, and steady-state thermal emission of Li gas from an orifice in a suitable chamber. Due to uncertainties associated with the first option, the resources of the present development program were focused primarily on the latter technique. 9 figs
This document reports on work accomplished under grant DE-FG06-87ER53243 for the period August 15, 1987 - August 14, 1988, on the Coaxial Slow Source device (CSS). The CSS project was initiated within the UW CT program following a favorable peer review in March 1984, and began operating in February 1985. The CSS was conceived to provide an alternative generation scheme for ERC's which is more amenable to scaling to reactor size devices by virtue of its low voltage, slow rise time characteristics. Prior to the present reporting period it had already been found possible to generate the desired ''annular FRC's'' over a wide range of fill pressures, using applied loop voltages of 2 kV with a rise time of about 30 μs. Considerable progress has been made during the last 12 months. A substantially upgraded device, which we call CSS-U, was built and put into operation in an expanded 1500 ft2 laboratory. The diagnostics were also considerably upgraded. Initial operation of the CSS-U has provided new information into the nature of CSS discharged. 8 refs., 35 figs., 3 tabs