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  1. Experience of an Embarking Country

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    This paper will present the experience gained in establishing a nuclear security infrastructure when developing a nuclear power programme within the United Arab Emirates. UAE decided to establish a nuclear power programme and formalized its decision in a policy paper in 2008. Then, the UAE established its nuclear security legal framework, including the roles and responsibilities of entities involved in the implementation of a nuclear security regime in UAE, in accordance with the ratified International Instruments. The development and implementation of a nuclear regulatory framework, in close cooperation and assistance with IAEA, was the next step. In parallel, UAE ensured the development and the maintenance of its capabilities in the nuclear security field. (author)

  2. The AMS experiment: Results and perspectives

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    Bertucci, B.; AMS Collaboration

    2016-07-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment operates since May 2011 on board of the International Space Station to search for primordial anti-matter, to study the light anti-matter components in the Cosmic Rays (CR) and to perform a precision study of the CR composition and energy spectrum. More than 60 billion events have been collected by the instrument up to now thanks to its large acceptance and the long exposure time. In this contribution we will discuss the most recent results, reviewing the instrument design and performances as well as the data analysis procedures enabling their achievement.

  3. The AMS-02 experiment on the ISS

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    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) on the International Space Station (ISS) is a large acceptance magnetic spectrometer aiming for high precision studies of cosmic rays in space. The experiment will address fundamental questions regarding primary antimatter and dark matter contents of the universe. In addition, the precise measurements of cosmic rays in a wide energy range will result in a greatly improved understanding of the cosmic ray propagation in the Galaxy. The detector is now in its final assembly stage at CERN (Geneva) and it will be shipped to KSC (Florida) for integration with the space shuttle Discovery before the end of 2009. The STS-134 mission, currently scheduled for launch in September 2010 will transport the experiment to the ISS where it will operate for a period of 3 to 5 years.

  4. Recent results from the AMS-02 experiment

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    Vecchi Manuela

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The AMS-02 detector is a large acceptance magnetic spectrometer operating onboard the International Space Station since May 2011. The main goals of the detector are the search for antimatter and dark matter in space, as well as the measurement of cosmic ray composition and flux. Precise measurements of cosmic ray positrons and electrons are presented in this document, based on 41×109 events collected during the first 30 months of operations.

  5. AMS experiment takes off for Kennedy Space Center August 2010

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    2010-01-01

    Geneva, 18 August 2010. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an experiment that will search for antimatter and dark matter in space, leaves CERN next Tuesday on the next leg of its journey to the International Space Station. The AMS detector is being transported from CERN to Geneva International Airport in preparation for its planned departure from Switzerland on 26 August, when it will be flown to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on board a US Air Force Galaxy transport aircraft.

  6. OO Software and DataModel of AMS Experiment

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    VitaliChoutko; AlexeiKlimentov

    2001-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer(AMS)is an experiment to search in space for dark matter,missing matter and antimatter scheduled for installation on the International SPace Station(ISS) Alpha.AMS detector had precursive flight in June 1998 on board the space shuttle Discovery during STS91,More than 100M events been collected and analyzed.The detector will have another flight in the fall of year 2003 for more than three years on ISS.The data will be transmitted from ISS to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center(Huntsvile,Alabama)and then to MIT and CERN for processing and analysis,In this report we describe AMS software in particular conditions database and data processing software.

  7. Use of a spatial GPS receiver in AMS-02 experiment

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    An important subject in AMS02 experiment would be to perform measurements of the arrival time of the photons on a scale of few μsec for the Transient Gamma Sources, mainly Pulsars, Blazars and Gamma Ray Bursts. This may be possible if each trigger correlated with a detected cosmic particle, acquires a precise time stamp provided by a spatial GPS receiver which will also be used to synchronize the internal clocks of the AMS-02 DAQ system. The TOPSTAR 3000 D GPS receiver characteristics are described. The built in procedures for the integration of the GPS module in the DAQ and Trigger systems are presented. The dependence on the flight orbit, ISS in case of AMS-02 mission is studied. In final, the monitoring requirements and the first results of tests are discussed

  8. The AMS experiment: first results and physics prospects

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    The main physics goal of the AMS experiment is the search for primordial antimatter, non-baryonic dark matter, and the measurement with high statistics and high accuracy of the electrically charged cosmic ray particles and light nuclei in the extraterrestrial space beyond the atmosphere. AMS is the first magnetic spectrometer which will be flown in space. It will be installed for 3 years on the international space station (ISS) in 2003. A precursor flight with the space shuttle DISCOVERY took place in June 1998. 100 millions particles were recorded during the test flight and unexpected physics results were observed on fluxes of protons, electrons, positrons, and helium nuclei. These results are described below, and the physics prospects for the second phase of the experiment on the space station as well. (author)

  9. The electromagnetic calorimeter of the AMS-02 experiment

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    Vecchi, M; Bigongiari, G; Cervelli, F; Chen, G; Chen, G M; Chen, H S; Coignet, G; Di Falco, S; Elles, S; Fiasson, A; Fougeron, D; Gallucci, G; Goy, C; Incagli, M; Kossakowki, R; Lepareur, V; Li, Z H; Maire, M; Paniccia, M; Pilo, F; Rosier-Lees, S; Tang, X W; Vannini, C; Vialle, J P; Zhuang, H L

    2012-01-01

    The electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) of the AMS-02 experiment is a 3-dimensional sampling calorimeter, made of lead and scintillating fibers. The detector allows for a high granularity, with 18 samplings in the longitudinal direction, and 72 sampling in the lateral direction. The ECAL primary goal is to measure the energy of cosmic rays up to few TeV, however, thanks to the fine grained structure, it can also provide the separation of positrons from protons, in the GeV to TeV region. A direct measurement of high energy photons with accurate energy and direction determination can also be provided.

  10. Prototype study of the Cherenkov imager of the AMS experiment

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    The AMS experiment includes a Cherenkov imager for mass and charge identification of charged cosmic rays. A second generation prototype has been constructed and its performances evaluated both with cosmic ray particles and with beam ions. In-beam tests have been performed using secondary nuclei from the fragmentation of 20GeV/c per nucleon Pb ions and 158GeV/c per nucleon In from the CERN SPS in 2002 and 2003. Partial results are reported. The performances of the prototype for the velocity and the charge measurements have been studied over the range of ion charge Z-bar 30. A sample of candidate silica aerogel radiators for the flight model of the detector has been tested. The measured velocity resolution of the detector was found to scale with Z-1 as expected, with a value σ(β)/β∼0.7-110-3 for singly charged particles and an asymptotic limit in Z of 0.4-0.6x10-4. The measured charge resolution obtained for the n=1.05 aerogel radiator material selected for the flight model of the detector is σ(Z)=0.18 (statistical) -bar 0.015 (systematic), ensuring a good charge separation up to the iron element, for the prototype in the reported experimental conditions

  11. 32 CFR 700.720 - Administration and discipline: Staff embarked.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Administration and discipline: Staff embarked... Commanders In Chief and Other Commanders Administration and Discipline § 700.720 Administration and discipline: Staff embarked. In matters of general discipline, the staff of a commander embarked and...

  12. Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS02) experiment on the International Space Station (ISS)

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    Behcet ALPAT

    2003-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment is realized in two phases. A precursor flight (STS-91)with a reduced experimental configuration (AMS01) has successfully flown on space shuttle Discovery in June 1998.The final version (AMS02) will be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) as an independent module inearly 2006 for an operational period of three years. The main scientific objectives of AMS02 include the searches forthe antimatter and dark matter in cosmic rays. In this work we will discuss the experimental details as well as the im-proved physics capabilities of AMS02 on ISS.

  13. An Oracle(c) database for the AMS experiment

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    We present hardware and software technologies implemented for the AMS Milano Data Center. Goal of the AMS Milano Data Center is to provide data collected during the STS-91 Space Shuttle flight to users and to provide a User Interface as well to manage the data properly. Data are stored in a database that provides high level query and retrieval features, the support being a magneto-optical juke-box. We describe the use of proprietary software (Oracle(c)) as well as custom-written software to enhance access performances. In particular we underscore the use of the Oracle Call Interfaces as a powerful tool to interface the database and the operating system in a natural way

  14. Isotope separation with the RICH detector of the AMS Experiment

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    Arruda, Luísa; Borges, João; Carmo, Fernando; Gonçalves, Patrícia; Pereira, Rui; Pimenta, Mário

    2007-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2008, is a cosmic ray detector with several subsystems, one of which is a proximity focusing Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector. This detector will be equipped with a dual radiator (aerogel+NaF), a lateral conical mirror and a detection plane made of 680 photomultipliers and light guides, enabling precise measurements of particle electric charge and velocity. Combining velocity measurements with data on particle rigidity from the AMS Tracker it is possible to obtain a measurement for particle mass, allowing the separation of isotopes. A Monte Carlo simulation of the RICH detector, based on realistic properties measured at ion beam tests, was performed to evaluate isotope separation capabilities. Results for three elements -- H (Z=1), He (Z=2) and Be (Z=4) -- are presented.

  15. Am-241 remobilization in a calcareous soil under simplified rhizospheric conditions studied by column experiments

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    The effects of simplified rhizospheric conditions on the leaching of 241Am from a calcareous soil, freshly contaminated, were investigated in batch and column experiments. Glucose and/or citrate were used as artificial exudate solutions at concentrations ranging from 10-4 to 10-2 mol dm-3. Am desorption, expressed in terms of distribution coefficients, varied from Kd > 104 dm3 kg-1 corresponding to a majority of experimental conditions, to Kd ≤ 102 dm3 kg-1 when citrate combined or not with glucose was used at ≥10-2 mol dm-3. Soil columns revealed successive steady states coupled with transitory episodes, the latter represented up to 90% of the total Am release. 241Am fractions with different behaviours were thus highlighted in columns whereas batch only accounted for highest Am mobile fractions. The implications of the different processes are discussed in terms of modelling approach and risk assessment

  16. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment on the International Space Station

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    Alpat, Behcet

    2001-04-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a detector designed to operate in space to search for antimatter components in cosmic ray, the annihilation products of darkmatter and to study the antiprotons, positrons and light nuclei. A 'baseline' version of the experiment has successfully completed the precursor flight on Space Shuttle Discovery (June 2-12, 1998). The complete AMS is programmed for installation on International Space Station in year 2003 for an operational period of 3 years. In this contribution we report on the experimental configuration of AMS that will be installed on International Space Station.

  17. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment on the International Space Station

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    Alpat, Behcet E-mail: behcet.alpat@pg.infn.it

    2001-04-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a detector designed to operate in space to search for antimatter components in cosmic ray, the annihilation products of darkmatter and to study the antiprotons, positrons and light nuclei. A 'baseline' version of the experiment has successfully completed the precursor flight on Space Shuttle Discovery (June 2-12, 1998). The complete AMS is programmed for installation on International Space Station in year 2003 for an operational period of 3 years. In this contribution we report on the experimental configuration of AMS that will be installed on International Space Station.

  18. The AMS experiment--particle identification with the transition radiation detector

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    Brückel*, Martin

    2003-01-01

    The alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS) is a multi-purpose particle detector designed for operation in space [The AMS collaboration, Alcaraz, J., et al., (2002) "The alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS)", Nucl. Instr. Meth., A 478, 119-122; The AMS collaboration, Alpat, B. (2001) "The alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS) experiment on the international space station", Nucl. Instr. Meth., A 461, 272-274; Battiston, R. (1998) "The alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS)", Nucl. Instr. Meth., A 409, 458-463; Buenerd M (2001) AMS, a particle spectrometer in space. Talk given at the XXIV Symposium on Nuclear Physics in Taxco, Mexico].† It will be mounted on the International Space Station† by the end of 2005 as shown in Fig. 1. There it will investigate the primary cosmic particle spectrum undistorted by the earth's atmosphere. About 1011 particles in the energy range up to a few TeV will be analysed for mass, electrical charge and energy. The unpreceded precision and statistics of the data will allow new insights in the physics of cosmic rays, especially in the asymmetry between matter and antimatter and in the nature of dark matter.

  19. Role Reversal: Educators in an Enabling Program Embark on a Journey of Critical Self-Reflection

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    McDougall, Jenny; Davis, Wendy

    2011-01-01

    While much has been written about the transformative potential of adult education from the student perspective, little research has been done into the experiences of those who teach in such contexts. This paper draws on the reflections of three academics who work in an enabling program in regional Australia. We embarked on a process of critical…

  20. Performance of the AMS-02 Experiment for High Energy Gamma Ray Astrophysics

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    Natale, Sonia

    2007-01-01

    AMS is a particle detector designed to perform high precision measurements of the cosmic rays fluxes with the main goals of searching for anti-nuclei, as remnants of primordial anti-matter, and of measuring the faintest components of the cosmic flux, anti- protons, positrons and high energy photons. To fulfill the requirements of large acceptance, long exposure time and excellent particle identification needed to achieve the intended results, AMS will operate in space as an attached payload to the International Space Station (ISS), being the first full featured particle physics experiment to operate in the Earth orbit. The AMS-02 accurate measurements of cosmic-ray nuclei, protons, antiprotons, electrons and positrons will be completed by high energy gamma rays detection. The experiment will detect gamma-rays, either by reconstructing e+e− pairs generated by photons converted upstream the tracker (conversion mode), or based on direct identification of electromagnetic showers in ECAL (calorimetric mode). Thi...

  1. 32 CFR 705.14 - Embarkation of media representatives.

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    2010-07-01

    ... to avoid any interpretation of such review as “censorship” or interference with freedom of the press...) When more than one representative from the same medium is embarked, an attempt should be made to...

  2. Beam polarimetry in the CBELSA/TAPS experiment; Strahlpolarimetrie am CBELSA/TAPS Experiment

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    Kammer, Susanne

    2010-02-19

    photoproduction of {eta} mesons the for the experiments relevant product of beam and effective target polarization can be determined. [German] Bei der Identifizierung von Nukleonresonanzen spielen Polarisationsobservablen eine entscheidende Rolle. Fuer die Photoproduktionsexperimente des CBELSA/TAPS-Aufbaus an der Beschleunigeranlage ELSA wurden im Rahmen dieser Arbeit linear und zirkular polarisierte Photonenstrahlen realisiert und bereitgestellt. Linear polarisierte Photonen wurden unter Ausnutzung der kohaerenten Bremsstrahlung an einem Diamantkristall erzeugt. Durch Ausrichten des Kristalls konnten in der Bremsstrahlungsverteilung kohaerente Intensitaetsueberhoehungen in Form von ausgepraegten Kanten generiert werden. Die Anzahl der in der Ueberhoehung liegenden linear polarisierten Photonen bestimmt im Vergleich zum inkohaerent erzeugten Untergrund den Polarisationsgrad. Die Lage der kohaerenten Kante konnte mit Hilfe von Kontrollverteilungen auf eine beliebige Position im gemessenen Energiespektrum eingestellt sowie der Polarisationsgrad der Photonen optimiert werden. Zur Erzeugung von zirkular polarisierten Photonen werden longitudinal polarisierte Elektronen am Bremsstrahlungstarget benoetigt. Der Polarisationstransfer des Bremsstrahlungsprozesses ist eindeutig durch die QED gegeben, so dass der Polarisationsgrad der Photonen ueber eine Messung der Elektronenstrahlpolarisation bestimmt werden kann. Mit diesem Ziel wurde ein erstmals am CBELSA/TAPS-Experiment eingesetztes impulsselektierendes Moellerpolarimeter entwickelt und in die Photonenmarkierungsanlage integriert. Ueber einen Wechsel der Strahlhelizitaet wurde die Zaehlratenasymmetrie fuer parallele und antiparallele Strahl- und Targetelektronen gemessen und der Polarisationsgrad der Elektronen bei Strahlenergien von 2350 MeV auf typischerweise ueber 60% bestimmt. Mit Hilfe von dedizierten Testmessungen und Simulationen wurde die Funktionalitaet des Moellerpolarimeters ueberprueft und die relative systematische

  3. 25 November 2008 - State Councilor in charge of Science, Technology and Education Y. Liu, People's Repblic of China, visiting AMS experiment with CERN Director-General R. Aymar and AMS Collaborator Y. Yang.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2008-01-01

    25 November 2008 - State Councilor in charge of Science, Technology and Education Y. Liu, People's Repblic of China, visiting AMS experiment with CERN Director-General R. Aymar and AMS Collaborator Y. Yang.

  4. Measurement of the cosmic positrons' spectrum with the experiment AMS-02 and search for exotic signals

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    The AMS-02 experiment is a particle detector that will be installed on the international space station (ISS) in 2008 for at least 3 years. The physics motivations are cosmic ray measurements (e-, e+, p, p-bar, γ, He, C,...), antimatter search for Z>2 and gamma ray studies from GeV to TeV. The HEAT experiment has measured positron spectrum up to 30 GeV, and shown a possible distortion around 8 GeV, which can be interpreted as a dark matter signal. The cosmic positrons spectrum measurement needs positron/proton separation close to 105, which will be obtained combining all AMS-02 sub-detectors. A neural network analysis has been developed on test beam data taken in 2002, to estimate the electron/proton rejection for the electromagnetic calorimeter. This technique, based on discriminant variables and which was tuned on data, was used to determine the positron acceptance combining other sub-detectors information. The number of conventional positrons can be estimated and AMS ability to detect cold dark matter signals has been determined. This study was presented for signal from supersymmetric neutralinos and from Kaluza-Klein stable particles. Fluxes are naturally too low to be detected. Signal can be enhanced thanks to local dark matter over-densities which appear naturally in galaxy formation models. A model for those over-densities has been tuned and presented. (author)

  5. Track calorimeter (TCAL) of alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS) (a particle physics experiment on the international space station alpha)

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    Based on the simulation and R and D results the JINR project - to supplement AMS with a finely granulated scintillator calorimeter (TCAL) - is discussed. The project cost is about 1 million USD. TCAL would essentially increase the AMS potential in the studies of antimatter, matter and missing matter in the experiments in outer space

  6. Engineering and management experience at Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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    Chowdhury, Arif Tahjibul

    This manuscript presents the author's engineering and management experience during his internship in the Materials and Pavements (M&P) Division at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and is a record of study for the Doctor of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Through this internship, he met his established internship objectives of gaining technical knowledge as well as knowledge and skills in project management, organizational communication, and quality management of pavement condition data, and of attaining professional development. In meeting these objectives, the author describes the history, mission, and organizational structure of his workplace. He also presents his experience of developing and delivering a two-week training course on pavement design and construction in Kosovo. Participating in a number of professional development training courses and other activities prepared him for working as an engineering manager. These activities include Delta-T leadership training, an instructor development course, a time management and organizational skills course, and the M&P Division lecture series. Leadership and skills learned through the Delta-T program were beneficial for the employee as well as the employer. For the class project, the author and his teammates performed a study dealing with improving TTI's deliverables. The Delta-T team composed a report summarizing their efforts of examining the current state of TTI's project deliverables, the deliverables' shortcomings, and potential enhancements to expand the deliverables' appeal to additional types of potential users outside the traditional research community. The team also developed a prototype web-based model of deliverables and presented some implementation recommendations. Participating in the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT's) pavement surface distress data collection program enabled the author to become familiar with pavement distress data quality management and thus attain the

  7. Embarked electrical network robust control based on singular perturbation model.

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    Abdeljalil Belhaj, Lamya; Ait-Ahmed, Mourad; Benkhoris, Mohamed Fouad

    2014-07-01

    This paper deals with an approach of modelling in view of control for embarked networks which can be described as strongly coupled multi-sources, multi-loads systems with nonlinear and badly known characteristics. This model has to be representative of the system behaviour and easy to handle for easy regulators synthesis. As a first step, each alternator is modelled and linearized around an operating point and then it is subdivided into two lower order systems according to the singular perturbation theory. RST regulators are designed for each subsystem and tested by means of a software test-bench which allows predicting network behaviour in both steady and transient states. Finally, the designed controllers are implanted on an experimental benchmark constituted by two alternators supplying loads in order to test the dynamic performances in realistic conditions. PMID:24928751

  8. "Who am I? Where am I?" Experiences of married young women in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan

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    Johansson Eva

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In Pakistan, 16% of the women aged 15–19 years are married. Many get married shortly after they attain menarche. This study explores the preparedness for and actual experiences of married life (inter-spousal relationship, sexual activity and pregnancy among adolescent women. Methods Among married adolescent women residing in a slum of Islamabad ten were selected with the help of a community health worker and interviewed qualitatively till saturation was reached. They were interviewed three times at different occasions. Narrative structuring was used to explore how the participants represented their background, social situation, decision making and spousal communication and how they explained, understood and managed married life and bore children. Results Two categories identifying the respondents as either submissive-accepting or submissive-victims emerged. The married young women who belonged to the accepting group lived under compromised conditions but described themselves as satisfied with their situation. They were older than the other group identifying themselves as victims. However, none of the respondents felt prepared for marriage. Women belonging to the victimized group experienced physical and verbal abuse for their inability to cope with the duties of a wife, caretaker of the home and bearer of children. Their situation was compounded by the power dynamics within the household. Conclusion Knowledge about sexuality could prepare them better for the future life and give them more control of their fertility. Adolescent development and life skills education need to be addressed at a national level. There is need for innovative interventions to reach out and provide support to young women in disadvantaged homes.

  9. The RICH detector of the AMS-02 experiment: status and physics prospects

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    Pereira, Rui; Arruda, L; Barão, F; Baret, B; Barrau, A; Barreira, G; Belmont, E; Berdugo, J; Borges, J; Buénerd, M; Casadei, D; Casaus, J; Cortina, E; Costado, M; Crespo, D; Delgado, C; Díaz, C; Derome, L; Gonçalves, P; Garcia-Lopez, R; de la Guia, C; Herrero, A; Lanciotti, E; Laurenti, G; Malinin, A; Maña, C; Marin, J; Mangin-Brinet, M; Martínez, G; Menchaca-Rocha, A; Palomares, C; Pimenta, M; Putze, A; Sallaz-Damaz, Y; Seo, E S; Sevilla, I; Torrento, A; Vargas-Trevino, M; Veziant, O

    2008-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), whose final version AMS-02 is to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) for at least 3 years, is a detector designed to measure charged cosmic ray spectra with energies up to the TeV region and with high energy photon detection capability up to a few hundred GeV. It is equipped with several subsystems, one of which is a proximity focusing RICH detector with a dual radiator (aerogel+NaF) that provides reliable measurements for particle velocity and charge. The assembly and testing of the AMS RICH is currently being finished and the full AMS detector is expected to be ready by the end of 2008. The RICH detector of AMS-02 is presented. Physics prospects are briefly discussed.

  10. 75 FR 36710 - The Texas Engineering Experiment Station/Texas A&M University System; Notice of Acceptance for...

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    2010-06-28

    ... entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR... filing requirements of the NRC's E-Filing Rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007) apply to appeals of NRC... COMMISSION The Texas Engineering Experiment Station/Texas A&M University System; Notice of Acceptance...

  11. Preliminary experiment of the controllable Am-Be neutron source based on composite polymeric membrane

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    A controllable Am-Be neutron source was designed based on a hamburger structure including two Be pallets and a composite polymeric membrane carrying 241Am. The composite polymeric membrane was made of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). PVDF polymeric membrane was used as the base film to load the mixed Am(NO3)3-PVA solution, which was coated on the PVDF polymeric membrane. The thickness of two layers was both about 5 μm. The correlative calculations were performed using the Geant4 code. A piece of composite membrane loading 241Am of 2.13 × 106 Bq was placed in the middle of two Be pallets just like a hamburger. Neutrons were produced continuously until the composite membrane was separated from Be pallets. The neutron yield of the controllable hamburger neutron source was measured as 54 n/(106α), which was 15.6 % lower than the calculation value. (author)

  12. Measurement of the cosmic positrons' spectrum with the experiment AMS-02 and search for exotic signals; Mesure du spectre de positons cosmiques avec l'experience AMS-02 et recherche de signaux exotiques

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    Pochon, J

    2005-06-15

    The AMS-02 experiment is a particle detector that will be installed on the international space station (ISS) in 2008 for at least 3 years. The physics motivations are cosmic ray measurements (e-, e+, p, p-bar, {gamma}, He, C,...), antimatter search for Z>2 and gamma ray studies from GeV to TeV. The HEAT experiment has measured positron spectrum up to 30 GeV, and shown a possible distortion around 8 GeV, which can be interpreted as a dark matter signal. The cosmic positrons spectrum measurement needs positron/proton separation close to 10{sup 5}, which will be obtained combining all AMS-02 sub-detectors. A neural network analysis has been developed on test beam data taken in 2002, to estimate the electron/proton rejection for the electromagnetic calorimeter. This technique, based on discriminant variables and which was tuned on data, was used to determine the positron acceptance combining other sub-detectors information. The number of conventional positrons can be estimated and AMS ability to detect cold dark matter signals has been determined. This study was presented for signal from supersymmetric neutralinos and from Kaluza-Klein stable particles. Fluxes are naturally too low to be detected. Signal can be enhanced thanks to local dark matter over-densities which appear naturally in galaxy formation models. A model for those over-densities has been tuned and presented. (author)

  13. Primordial black holes, cosmic rays and instrumental developments for the Cerenkov imager of the AMS space experiment; Trous noirs primordiaux, rayonnement cosmique et developpements instrumentaux pour l'imageur Tcherenkov de l'experience spatiale AMS

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    Boudoul, G

    2003-09-01

    The AMS experiment will be implemented on the International Space Station in 2006 for 3 years. It will study cosmic rays and should open a new window to look for dark matter and antimatter in the Universe. This work is, first, devoted to the experimental study of the Cherenkov (RICH) detector of AMS which will determine with a good accuracy the velocity and electric charge of the incoming particles. The chosen photodetectors, the electronic tests, the general schematics, the prototypes operating (including beam tests at CERN) are described into the details. The second part is made of theoretical investigations of some cosmic ray physics problems and to a possible exotic source: evaporating primordial black holes. The astrophysical, cosmological and gravitational (including speculative string gravity approaches) consequences of their possible existence are reviewed in details. (author)

  14. Primordial black holes, cosmic rays and instrumental developments for the Cerenkov imager of the AMS space experiment

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    The AMS experiment will be implemented on the International Space Station in 2006 for 3 years. It will study cosmic rays and should open a new window to look for dark matter and antimatter in the Universe. This work is, first, devoted to the experimental study of the Cherenkov (RICH) detector of AMS which will determine with a good accuracy the velocity and electric charge of the incoming particles. The chosen photodetectors, the electronic tests, the general schematics, the prototypes operating (including beam tests at CERN) are described into the details. The second part is made of theoretical investigations of some cosmic ray physics problems and to a possible exotic source: evaporating primordial black holes. The astrophysical, cosmological and gravitational (including speculative string gravity approaches) consequences of their possible existence are reviewed in details. (author)

  15. Precise measurement of cosmic ray fluxes with the AMS-02 experiment

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    Vecchi, Manuela, E-mail: manuela.vecchi@ifsc.usp.br [Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, CP 369, 13560-970, São Carlos, SP (Brazil)

    2015-12-17

    The AMS-02 detector is a large acceptance magnetic spectrometer operating onboard the International Space Station since May 2011. The main goals of the detector are the search for antimatter and dark matter in space, as well as the measurement of cosmic ray composition and flux. In this document we present precise measurements of cosmic ray positrons, electrons and protons, collected during the first 30 months of operations.

  16. A ring imaging Cherenkov counter for the AMS experiment: simulation, prototype and perspective

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    The AMS spectrometer is scheduled to be installed on the International Space Station ISS in 2003. The detector will be equipped with a Ring Imaging Cherenkov Counter (RICH). The report starts with a presentation of the physics goals of AMS and continues with a description of the spectrometer. The RICH detector response and event reconstruction is then described and detailed. The presentation proceeds with a simulation study of cosmic ray nuclei expected with the AMS RICH counter in space. Next, the thesis reports on the research and development of a RICH prototype built and tested in the period 1997-1999 in the Grenoble Institute of Nuclear Science (ISN). The response of the prototype and its calibration are described. Tests have been performed with cosmic rays at ground and ion beam at GSI-Darmstadt. The data analysis of the test campaigns is then presented and compared with simulation results. Finally, a dedicated test of Albedo particle Rejection Power of the RICH detector is reported. (author)

  17. Isotopic mass separation with the RICH detector of the AMS Experiment

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    Arruda, Luísa; Borges, João; Gonçalves, Patrícia; Pereira, Rui; Pimenta, Mário; Carmo, Fernando

    2008-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) will be equipped with a proximity focusing Ring Imaging Cerenkov detector (RICH). Reconstruction of the Cerenkov angle and the electric charge with RICH are discussed. A likelihood method for the Cerenkov angle reconstruction was applied leading to a velocity determination for protons with a resolution around 0.1%. The electric charge reconstruction is based on the counting of the number of photoelectrons and on an overall efficiency estimation on an event-by-event basis. The isotopic mass separation of helium and beryllium is presented.

  18. The Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector of the AMS experiment: test beam results with a prototype

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    Arruda, Luísa; Goncalves, Patrícia; Pereira, Rui

    2008-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) will be equipped with a proximity Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector for measuring the velocity and electric charge of the charged cosmic particles. This detector will contribute to the high level of redundancy required for AMS as well as to the rejection of albedo particles. Charge separation up to iron and a velocity resolution of the order of 0.1% for singly charged particles are expected. A RICH protoptype consisting of a detection matrix with 96 photomultiplier units, a segment of a conical mirror and samples of the radiator materials was built and its performance was evaluated. Results from the last test beam performed with ion fragments resulting from the collision of a 158 GeV/c/nucleon primary beam of indium ions (CERN SPS) on a lead target are reported. The large amount of collected data allowed to test and characterize different aerogel samples and the sodium fluoride radiator. In addition, the reflec...

  19. Study of Pu(IV) and Am(III) sorption to clay minerals. Laboratory experiments and modeling

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    Sorption of Pu(IV) and Am(III) to natural clay from a mixture of synthetic rainwater - cement water was studied by batch and sequential extraction experiments as a function of pH and ionic strength These experiments were intended to simulate the effect of cement dissolution, causing the release of K+, Ca2+ and other cations from solidified radioactive waste into the aqueous phases. The results indicated a complex sorption behavior of the elements studied. It was found that iron oxides play an important role in the uptake of Pu(IV), whereas ion exchange and CaCO3 are mainly responsible for the binding of Am(III) on the clay. Simplified sorption experiments were conducted with clay minerals and iron oxides, using 0.01 and 0.1 mol/L NaNO3 as background electrolyte under an Ar atmosphere, for a better understanding of the sorption mechanisms. The experimental data were interpreted using the combination of surface complexation and ion-exchange models. (orig.)

  20. Cosmic rays measurements between 1 GeV and 1 PeV by AMS and CREAM experiments; Mesures des rayons cosmiques entre le GeV et le PeV par les experiences AMS et CREAM

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    Mangin-Brinet, M

    2007-11-15

    The AMS (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) and CREAM (Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass) experiments that are devoted to the detection of cosmic radiations have a similar architecture and both use a Cherenkov detector whose scintillating material is a silicon aerogel. The performance of the Cherenkov detector rests on an accurate knowledge of the refractive index of the aerogel plane. This report deals with an adequate methodology of measuring the refractive index. The first chapter reviews the contributions of AMS and CREAM experiments to the physics of cosmic radiations. The second chapter presents different methods used for mapping the refractive index of the aerogel plane. The prism method is based on the measurement of the deflection of a laser beam through the sides of an aerogel tile. The most satisfying method to measure the changes in the refractive index is to use an electron beam, in this case any change infers a change in the emission angle of the Cherenkov photons that can be detected and the value of the refractive index is deduced. A new method based on the deflection of a laser beam on the 2 parallel sides of an aerogel tile has been developed. The characterization of the 2 Cherenkov detectors are given in the second and the third chapter. The last chapter presents some aspects of the simulation works and of the data processing. (A.C.)

  1. Experiments on the TECFLAM standard burner. Final colloquium; Experimente am TECFLAM Standard-Brenner. Abschlusskolloquium

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    1999-07-01

    This year's annual seminar had two main subjects: First, the final colloquium of the CRAY-TECFLAM project in which an industrial code for simulation of combustion processes in furnaces and gas turbines was developed in cooperation with the relevant industry, and secondly, investigations on a TECFLAM standard burner which served to establish a reliable set of state variables by different methods that were applied simultaneously, as well as the validation of the mathematical models. [German] Das alljaehrliche oeffentliche Seminar stand in diesem Jahr unter zwei zentralen Themen: zum einen das Abschlusskolloquium des CRAY-TECFLAM-Projekts, in dem ein Industriecode zur Simulation der Verbrennungsvorgaenge in Feuerungen und Gasturbinen - unter Beteiligung der relevanten Industrie - entwickelt wurde, zum anderen die Untersuchungen am TECFLAM Standardbrenner, mit denen ein verlaesslicher Satz von Zustandsgroessen mit unterschiedlichen, aber simultan angewandten Messmethoden ermittelt wird und die mathematischen Modelle validiert werden. (orig.)

  2. Cosmic rays measurements between 1 GeV and 1 PeV by AMS and CREAM experiments

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    The AMS (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) and CREAM (Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass) experiments that are devoted to the detection of cosmic radiations have a similar architecture and both use a Cherenkov detector whose scintillating material is a silicon aerogel. The performance of the Cherenkov detector rests on an accurate knowledge of the refractive index of the aerogel plane. This report deals with an adequate methodology of measuring the refractive index. The first chapter reviews the contributions of AMS and CREAM experiments to the physics of cosmic radiations. The second chapter presents different methods used for mapping the refractive index of the aerogel plane. The prism method is based on the measurement of the deflection of a laser beam through the sides of an aerogel tile. The most satisfying method to measure the changes in the refractive index is to use an electron beam, in this case any change infers a change in the emission angle of the Cherenkov photons that can be detected and the value of the refractive index is deduced. A new method based on the deflection of a laser beam on the 2 parallel sides of an aerogel tile has been developed. The characterization of the 2 Cherenkov detectors are given in the second and the third chapter. The last chapter presents some aspects of the simulation works and of the data processing. (A.C.)

  3. Identification of positrons and electrons in the cosmic radiation with the electromagnetic calorimeter ECAL for the AMS-02 experiment

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    2011-07-19

    In May 2011 AMS-02 detector has been successfully installed on the International Space Station (ISS), where it will take data on cosmic radiation from 1 to 1000 GeV for at least 10 years. Among all scientific objectives of the experiment, one of the most important is the search for Dark Matter (DM), which constitutes 80% of the Universe matter, but its nature is still unknown. A DM signal can be identified by studying the combined fluxes of positrons, photons, antiprotons and antideuterium. Thanks to its high acceptance and its performances, AMS-02 detector can extend primary cosmic ray physics search to a new energy range with high accuracy. A key role for these measurements, in particular for the electromagnetic channels, is played by ECAL calorimeter. This subdetector has been developed to measure e− and e+ energy with an accuracy of few %. Thanks to its 3D shower reconstruction imaging capabilities, it also has a high separation power between electromagnetic and hadronic showers (e/p rejection), essent...

  4. AMS depth profiling of tritium and deuterium - A new and sensitive tool for diagnose In fusion experiments

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    The upgraded Ultra Clean Injector (UCI) of the Munich Accelerator Laboratory was used to measure T and D depth profiling with Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). The measurements were performed on carbon long term samples (LTS) placed between the vessel wall protection tiles of the ASDEX-Upgrade fusion experiment. The improvement of plasma confinement and stability after introducing the CDH-mode has been determined. The localization of a plasma disruption phenomenon was demonstrated. Complete toroidal and poloidal distribution of tritium depth profiles and inventory of tritium release in the tokamak were measured. Depth profiling of deuterium provided information about the quality of the neutral beam injection and efficiency of the fusion reaction in the tokamak. (authors)

  5. My Program Is Ok--Am I? Computing Freshmen's Experiences of Doing Programming Assignments

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    Kinnunen, Paivi; Simon, Beth

    2012-01-01

    This article provides insight into how computing majors experience the process of doing programming assignments in their first programming course. This grounded theory study sheds light on the various processes and contexts through which students constantly assess their self-efficacy as a programmer. The data consists of a series of four…

  6. My program is ok - am I? Computing freshmen's experiences of doing programming assignments

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    Kinnunen, Päivi; Simon, Beth

    2012-03-01

    This article provides insight into how computing majors experience the process of doing programming assignments in their first programming course. This grounded theory study sheds light on the various processes and contexts through which students constantly assess their self-efficacy as a programmer. The data consists of a series of four interviews conducted with a purposeful sample of nine computer science majors in a research intensive state university in the United States. Use of the constant comparative method elicited two forms of results. First, we identified six stages of doing a programming assignment. Analysis captures the dimensional variation in students' experiences with programming assignments on a detailed level. We identified a core category resulting from students' reflected emotions in conjunction with self-efficacy assessment. We provide a descriptive model of how computer science majors build their self-efficacy perceptions, reported via four narratives. Our key findings are that some students reflect negative views of their efficacy, even after having a positive programming experience and that in other situations, students having negative programming experiences still have a positive outlook on their efficacy. We consider these findings in light of possible languages and support structures for introductory programming courses.

  7. [I am alone: the experience of nurses delivering care to alcohol and drug users].

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    Ortega, Lorena Bettancourt; Ventura, Carla Arena

    2013-12-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the experience of nurses who care for drug-dependent patients at a medical service of a public hospital in Chile. This is a qualitative study of phenomenological trajectory according to Martin Heidegger's framework. The study question was, What is the experience of taking care of drug-dependent patients admitted to your service? Nurses' reports were based on the concept of situated phenomenon reference by Joel Martins After analyzing the interviews, we identified three themes that expressed this phenomenon: speaking about the drug-dependent patient, taking care of patients in an adverse environment, and dispelling the fear of care. This study shows the need to train health care professionals on dealing with alcohol- and drug-dependent patients in order to overcome prejudices and improve care delivered to these patients. PMID:24626365

  8. "I am nothing": experiences of loss among women suffering from severe birth injuries in Tanzania

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Despite the increased attention on maternal mortality during recent decades, which has resulted in maternal health being defined as a Millennium Development Goal (MDG, the disability and suffering from obstetric fistula remains a neglected issue in global health. Continuous leaking of urine and the physical, emotional and social suffering associated with it, has a profound impact on women's quality of life. This study seeks to explore the physical, cultural and psychological dimensions of living with obstetric fistula, and demonstrate how these experiences shape the identities of women affected by the condition. Methods A cross-sectional study with qualitative and quantitative components was used to explore the experiences of Tanzanian women living with obstetric fistula and those of their husbands. The study was conducted at the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation Tanzania hospital in Dar es Salaam, Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, and Mpwapwa district, in Dodoma region. Conveniently selected samples of 16 women were interviewed, and 151 additional women responded to a questionnaire. In addition, 12 women affected by obstetric fistula and six husbands of these affected women participated in a focus group discussions. Data were analysed using content data analysis framework and statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS version 15 for Microsoft windows. Results The study revealed a deep sense of loss. Loss of body control, loss of the social roles as women and wives, loss of integration in social life, and loss of dignity and self-worth were located at the core of these experiences. Conclusion The women living with obstetric fistula experience a deep sense of loss that had negative impact on their identity and quality of life. Acknowledging affected women's real-life experiences is important in order to understand the occurrence and management of obstetric fistula, as well as prospects after treatment. This

  9. 77 FR 32667 - Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Site...

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for Alcatraz Ferry... Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Site. SUMMARY: In accordance with Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental... passenger ferry service between the northern San Francisco waterfront and Alcatraz Island. In addition...

  10. RELAP5 Analyses of ROSA/LSTF Experiments on AM Measures during PWR Vessel Bottom Small-Break LOCAs with Gas Inflow

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    Takeshi Takeda

    2014-01-01

    RELAP5 code posttest analyses were performed on ROSA/LSTF experiments that simulated PWR 0.2% vessel bottom small-break loss-of-coolant accidents with different accident management (AM) measures under assumptions of noncondensable gas inflow and total failure of high-pressure injection system. Depressurization of and auxiliary feedwater (AFW) injection into the secondary-side of both steam generators (SGs) as the AM measures were taken 10 min after a safety injection signal. The primary depre...

  11. The behaviour of Eu, Pu, Am radionuclide at burning radioactive graphite in an oxygen atmosphere. Computer experiments

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Be means of the method of computer thermodynamic simulation we studied the behaviour of the europium, plutonium and americium from the combustion of radioactive graphite in oxygen. Europe is in the form of condensed EuOCl, Eu2O3 and vapour EuO. Pluto is in the form of condensed vapour PuO2 and PuO2. Americium is a condensed AmO2, Am2O3 and vapour Am. The basic reactions occurring compounds with europium, plutonium and americium. Equilibrium constants of the reactions have been determined.

  12. A national radioactive waste management infrastructure - the must for embarking upon nuclear energy

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    During more than half a century of using nuclear techniques and technologies huge amount of radioactive waste of all categories has been generated (in the order of tens of million m3). It has been generally agreed that the safest and most efficient way of managing those waste is their concentration, conditioning and disposal in designated facilities. This strategy has been implemented mostly in countries using advanced nuclear technologies (nuclear power). However, many countries have not reached this status; they are still in a pre-disposal phase of the whole cycle. Just recently, about 40 states revealed their plans for developing a disposal facility and about half of them also consider or even have initiated embarking on nuclear energy. Common problem of these countries is inadequate or even missing radioactive waste management infrastructure and, thus, capacity and capability to safely manage existing and future waste. The radioactive waste management infrastructure consists of several elements, in particular: legislative environment providing rules; allocation of responsibilities among regulators, waste generators and waste disposer; adequate financing scheme; and human capability and technological ability to manage waste. All these elements shall be best established through formulating/implementing a national policy in the area and strategies for managing particular RWM streams. The IAEA systematically supports such approach and requests that the infrastructure is introduced in all Member States. This is, among others, required by the Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management and on the safety of radioactive waste management (entered into force on 18 June 2001, 42 signatories). In their regular (biannual) reports the signatories shall deliver information about existing spent fuel and waste management policies and practices, infrastructure, responsibilities of involved institutions, inventories, existing facilities, etc., - all being infra

  13. AMS ready for launch

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    2011-01-01

    On 29 April, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) will complete its long expedition to the International Space Station on board the space shuttle Endeavour. The Endeavour is set to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Station at 15:47 EST (21:47 CET).   Samuel Ting, principal investigator for the AMS project, and Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General, visit the Kennedy Space Centre before the AMS launch.  Courtesy of NASA and Kennedy Space Center. AMS is a CERN recognised experiment, created by an internal collaboration of 56 institutes. It will be the first large magnetic spectrometer to be used in space, and has been designed to function as an external module on the ISS. AMS will measure cosmic rays without atmospheric interference, allowing researchers on the ground to continue their search for dark matter and antimatter in the Universe. Data collected by AMS will be analysed in CERN’s new AMS Control Centre in Building 946 (due for completion in June 2011). The End...

  14. Die weltraumqualifizierte Datenakquisition des Übergangsstrahlungsdetektors im AMS-02 Experiment auf der Internationalen Raumstation. The Space Qualified Data Acquisition for the Transition Radiation Detector of the AMS-02 Experiment on the International Space Station

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    Sabellek, Andreas

    2008-01-01

    The transition radiation detector (TRD) of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) for cosmic rays allows a separation of positrons and protons and will be operated on the International Space Station for three years. Its space qualified readout electronics, developed and operated under responsibility of University of Karlsruhe, and the TRD front end have shown an excellent performance with cosmic rays on the ground in 2008. The readout system and the results of the first data are discussed.

  15. A ring imaging Cherenkov counter for the AMS experiment: simulation, prototype and perspective; Un imageur d'anneaux tcherenkov pour l'experience AMS: simulation, prototypie et perspectives physiques

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    Thuillier, T

    2000-05-01

    The AMS spectrometer is scheduled to be installed on the International Space Station ISS in 2003. The detector will be equipped with a Ring Imaging Cherenkov Counter (RICH). The report starts with a presentation of the physics goals of AMS and continues with a description of the spectrometer. The RICH detector response and event reconstruction is then described and detailed. The presentation proceeds with a simulation study of cosmic ray nuclei expected with the AMS RICH counter in space. Next, the thesis reports on the research and development of a RICH prototype built and tested in the period 1997-1999 in the Grenoble Institute of Nuclear Science (ISN). The response of the prototype and its calibration are described. Tests have been performed with cosmic rays at ground and ion beam at GSI-Darmstadt. The data analysis of the test campaigns is then presented and compared with simulation results. Finally, a dedicated test of Albedo particle Rejection Power of the RICH detector is reported. (author)

  16. D0-D0bar-Mischung im Zerfall D0 -> Ks pi+ pi- am PANDA-Experiment

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    Pitka, Andreas Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    Einer der am wenigsten getesteten Aspekte des Standardmodells der Teilchenphysik ist die Verletzung der Teilchen-Antiteilchen-Symmetrie, welche formal die Invarianz bei sukzessiver Anwendung der Ladungskonjugation C und der Raumspiegelung P bricht. Der im heutigen Universum beobachtete Überschuss an Materie gegenüber Antimaterie legt nahe, dass die CP-Invarianz kurz nach dem Urknall bei hohen Energieskalen in einem Umfang verletzt worden ist, den das Standardmodell quantitativ nicht zu erklär...

  17. The AmBulatory Closure Device Percutaneous Intervention (ABCD-PCI) study: a single-center experience

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    Falcone, Adam M.; Bose, Rahul; Stoler, Robert C; Kim, Michael; Laible, Emily; Kang, Lucy; Waters, Kim; Dunkerley, Janet; Choi, James W.

    2011-01-01

    The AmBulatory Closure Device Percutaneous Intervention (ABCD-PCI) study is a multicenter randomized prospective controlled trial evaluating the safety of and patient satisfaction with same-day discharge following ambulatory percutaneous intervention with a closure device. This article reviews the findings from a single center, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, from October 2008 through April 2010, with 23 patients in the same-day discharge group and 21 patients in th...

  18. AMS in Phytonutrition

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    Dueker, S R; Buchholz, B A

    2003-08-26

    As public interest in phytonutrition continues to increase, the result will be an augmented demand for extensive phytochemical research. The fact that foods are inherently phytochemically complex dictates a need to apply scientific techniques, which can detect synergistic interaction among the many active principles and adjuvant substances in the plant, and furthermore, modify the activities of these components. As illustrated by the experiments discussed in this presentation, the advantages of AMS are unique and extensive. These advantages are best summarized by Dr. John Vogel, an originator of biological AMS experimentation: ''AMS brings (at least) three advantages to biochemical tracing: high sensitivity for finding low probability events or for use of physiologic-sized doses; small sample sizes for painless biopsies or highly specific biochemical separations; and reduction of overall radioisotope exposures, inventories, and waste streams.'' AMS opens the door to increased phytochemical tracing in humans to obtain biochemical data concerning human health at dietary relevant levels of exposure. AMS, thus, obviates the need for uncertain extrapolations from animal models, which express marginal relevance to human metabolism. The unparalleled capabilities and benefits of AMS will undoubtedly establish this particular MS technique as an important analytical tool in phytochemical research.

  19. Prof. Samuel ting presents results from AMS experiment at CERN main auditorium. Geneva 3 April 2013. The international team running the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS1) today announced the first results in its search for dark matter

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    2013-01-01

    Geneva 3 April 2013. The international team running the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) today announced the first results in its search for dark matter. The results, presented by AMS spokesperson Professor Samuel Ting in a seminar at CERN, are to be published in the journal Physical Review Letters. They report the observation of an excess of positrons in the cosmic ray flux

  20. AMS DAYS 2015 - Interview Roberto Battiston

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    Roberto Battiston, president of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and deputy spokesperson of the AMS experiments, tells about AMS latest results and the complementarity with the second run of the LHC in the search for dark matter

  1. Evaluation of Mixed-Phase Cloud Parameterizations in Short-Range Weather Forecasts with CAM3 and AM2 for Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment

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    Xie, S; Boyle, J; Klein, S; Liu, X; Ghan, S

    2007-06-01

    By making use of the in-situ data collected from the recent Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment, we have tested the mixed-phase cloud parameterizations used in the two major U.S. climate models, the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Atmosphere Model version 3 (CAM3) and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory climate model (AM2), under both the single-column modeling framework and the U.S. Department of Energy Climate Change Prediction Program-Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Parameterization Testbed. An improved and more physically based cloud microphysical scheme for CAM3 has been also tested. The single-column modeling tests were summarized in the second quarter 2007 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement metric report. In the current report, we document the performance of these microphysical schemes in short-range weather forecasts using the Climate Chagne Prediction Program Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Parameterizaiton Testbest strategy, in which we initialize CAM3 and AM2 with realistic atmospheric states from numerical weather prediction analyses for the period when Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment was conducted.

  2. Tritium AMS for biomedical applications

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    The authors are developing 3H accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) at LLNL for work in the biological sciences. Their group has applied 14C AMS to a variety of problems (such as low-level dosimetry of genotoxic materials) and the development and demonstration of 3H AMS would greatly complement these studies. In conjunction with their present AMS capacity, the ability to perform 3H AMS measurements at equivalent sensitivities will allow them to perform unique double labeling experiments in which they learn the fate, distribution, and metabolism of separate fractions of xenobiotics and biologicals. Also, the large number of commercially available 3H-tagged compounds will allow them to perform experiments using compounds that are simply unavailable in 14C-tagged form. The authors anticipate being able to measure 3H/1H concentrations as low as 1 part in 1014 from sample masses as low as 2 μgs. Progress to date and future plans are discussed

  3. Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme, Training Materials

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    The aim of these training materials is to provide a practical tool for emergency planning for a State embarking on a nuclear power programme, and to fulfil, in part, functions assigned to the IAEA under the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (the Assistance Convention). Under Article 5.a(ii) of the Assistance Convention, one function of the IAEA is to collect and disseminate to States Parties and Member States information concerning methodologies, techniques and available results of research relating to such emergencies. One of the concerns associated with nuclear power is the possibility that a State embarking on a nuclear power programme might not have sufficient capabilities and therefore would not be adequately prepared to respond to a radiation emergency caused by severe accident conditions. Protecting the public, the environment and property in the event of a failure of any level of defence in depth is the most important safety objective. A robust framework for emergency preparedness and response to a radiation emergency forms the last level of defence in depth and, as such, must be developed and implemented by any State embarking on a nuclear power programme, using best international practices. The establishment of capabilities and arrangements for emergency preparedness and response to severe accident conditions is one of the principal tasks in the development of a national infrastructure for nuclear power. State of the art emergency preparedness and response is a key element in achieving overall plant safety. This training course complements the IAEA publication 'Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme' (EPR-Embarking 2012). These materials are designed to help States apply the guidance in EPR-Embarking 2012, in order to develop the capability to adequately prepare for and respond to a radiation emergency after the commissioning and start of

  4. Hydrolysis reactions of Am(III) and Am(V)

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    Hydrolysis reactions of Am(III) have been investigated in non-complexing solution as well as saline solutions under CO2-free conditions. The solubility experiment in combination with radiometric pH-titration is carried out for the pH range from 6 to 13, at different ionic strengths. In non-complexing solution, the solubility product is found to be increasing along with an increase of the specific α-activity in a given experimental solution. In concentrated NaCl solutions (I ≥ 3M, pH>7) with high specific α-activities (>1 Ci/L), the α-radiolysis starts generating substantial amounts of oxidized chlorine species, e.g. ClO-, which results in the oxidation of Am(III) to Am(V). The hydrolysis reaction of Am(V) in 3M NaCl is also investigated by radiometric pH-titration. Solubility products (Ksp) of Am(OH)3(s) and AmO2(OH)(s) and hydrolysis constants of Am(III) and Am(V) are calculated from the solubility data. The speciation of different hydrolysis products, undertaken by laser-induced photacoustic spectroscopy (LPAS), has verified probable species assessed theoretically on the basis of solubility experiments. (orig.)

  5. RELAP5 Analyses of ROSA/LSTF Experiments on AM Measures during PWR Vessel Bottom Small-Break LOCAs with Gas Inflow

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available RELAP5 code posttest analyses were performed on ROSA/LSTF experiments that simulated PWR 0.2% vessel bottom small-break loss-of-coolant accidents with different accident management (AM measures under assumptions of noncondensable gas inflow and total failure of high-pressure injection system. Depressurization of and auxiliary feedwater (AFW injection into the secondary-side of both steam generators (SGs as the AM measures were taken 10 min after a safety injection signal. The primary depressurization rate of 55 K/h caused rather slow primary depressurization being obstructed by the gas accumulation in the SG U-tubes after the completion of accumulator coolant injection. Core temperature excursion thus took place by core boil-off before the actuation of low-pressure injection (LPI system. The fast primary depressurization by fully opening the relief valves in both SGs with continuous AFW injection led to long-term core cooling by the LPI actuation even under the gas accumulation in the SG U-tubes. The code indicated remaining problems in the predictions of break flow rate during two-phase flow discharge period and primary pressure after the gas inflow. Influences of the primary depressurization rate with continuous AFW injection onto the long-term core cooling were clarified by the sensitivity analyses.

  6. Education and training guidelines for countries embarking on NPP, Lesson learnt by Pakistan

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    Installation, Operation, Licensing, Maintenance and Decommissioning of a new Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is the most critical challenge for any country. This becomes even more critical for countries, who are intending to embark on Nuclear Power Program for the first time. Operation and Regulatory Supervision of NPPs requires highly skilled professionals with sufficient amount of Knowledge, Skills and Attitude. Required competencies for regulatory bodies will only be achieved if the country follows a Systematic Approach to Training (SAT). This paper describes the development of human resources, establishment of training infrastructure and an overview of the training activities in Pakistan concerning nuclear safety. The training needs assessment (TNA), which is based on the four-quadrant model promoted by IAEA, is a systematic approach for identifying the competency level for the technical staff of regulatory bodies. TNA was performed in Pakistan, existing competencies of various groups were detected and different needs in training were identified. Training courses have been set. These courses are basically grouped in two sections, one is generalized and some of the courses are for every staff member, however the other one is specialized and is for only members of the relevant group. These training courses are grouped for junior level, intermediate level and senior level officers. The program of the 3 levels is given in the paper. To assess the knowledge level of the training participants, examinations and tests should be conducted at the end of each training phase

  7. 75 FR 56914 - Removal of the List of Ports of Embarkation and Export Inspection Facilities from the Regulations

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    ... arrangements, testing and treatment of animals, facility location, disposal of animal wastes, lighting, office... Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 9 CFR Part 91 RIN 0579-AD25 Removal of the List of Ports of Embarkation and Export Inspection Facilities from the Regulations AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health...

  8. 'I am a Child with Education and Knowledge': Karen Migrant and Refugee Children's Daily life Experiences in Thailand

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    Engan, Laila

    2012-01-01

    This master thesis is based on a field work conducted in Thailand with migrant and refugee children from Burma belonging to the ethnic minority of the Karen people. One urban school for migrant children and one rural refugee camp school served as research sites. The study explores the daily life experiences of children aged 8 – 13, with main focus on their school life. Various methods such as observation, essay writing, drawing and photography were used in order to search for the children’s o...

  9. Alignment of the drift tube detector at the neutrino oscillation experiment OPERA; Alignment des Driftroehrendetektors am Neutrino-Oszillationsexperiment OPERA

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    Goellnitz, Christoph

    2012-09-15

    The present thesis was composed during the course of the OPERA experiment, which aims to give a direct evidence for neutrino oscillations in the channel {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub {tau}}. The OPERA detector is designed to observe the appearance of tau neutrinos in an originally pure muon neutrino beam, the CNGS beam. As important part of the detector the precision tracker (PT), a drift tube detector, consists of 9504 drift tubes in 198 modules. In this thesis, several parts of the slow control of the PT are developed and implemented to ensure operation during data taking over several years. The main part is the geometric calibration, the alignment of the detector. The alignment procedure contains both hardware and software parts, the software methods are developed and applied. Using straight particle tracks, the detector components are geometrically corrected. A special challenge for the alignment for the PT is the fact that at this kind of low-rate experiment only a small number of particle tracks is available. With software-based corrections of the module rotation, a systematic error of 0.2 mrad has been attained, for corrections of translation, a systematic error of 32 {mu}m is reached. For the alignment between two adjacent PT walls, the statistical error is less than 8 {mu}m. All results of the position monitoring system are considered. All developed methods are tested with Monte Carlo simulations. The detector requirements ({Delta}p/p {<=} 0.25 below 25 GeV) are met. The analysis of the momentum measurement for high energies above 25 GeV demonstrates the resulting improvement. The mean momentum is falling significantly using the new alignment values. The significance of the detector alignment becomes most evident in the analysis of cosmic particles. The muon charge ratio R{sub {mu}} is expected not to be angular dependent. The {chi}{sup 2} probability of the measured distribution improves up to 58%. The muon charge ratio was also investigated in

  10. Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) Supporting Agile Sea Basing A Study on Improving Embarkable Integration Onboard Amphibious Flagships

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    Matthias, Robert D.; Becker, John P.

    2012-01-01

    Given the deliberate planning and effective practice of seabasing in support of the DoDs broadening Range of Military Operations (ROMO), the U.S. Navy (USN) has found itself playing host to a litany of disparate organizations working together in highly dynamic environments. No USN platform is better suited to meet the challenge of organizational integration than our amphibious units. Designed for and well-practiced in the embarkation, deployment, and debarkation of a two-thousand-strong Marin...

  11. Parent Outlook: How Parents View the Road Ahead as They Embark on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Their Child

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    Ullrich, Christina K.; Rodday, Angie Mae; Bingen, Kristin; Kupst, Mary Jo; Patel, Sunita K.; Syrjala, Karen L.; Harris, Lynnette L.; Recklitis, Christopher J.; Schwartz, Lisa; Davies, Stella; Guinan, Eva C.; Chang, Grace; Wolfe, Joanne; Parsons, Susan K

    2015-01-01

    Pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) offers cure for high-risk malignancies and other conditions, but carries a risk of complications. Parental outlook regarding their child’s transplantation course and future health has been largely unexplored. This report presents the Parent Outlook Scale, describes its properties, and examines the outlook of parents embarking on their child’s transplantation course and the associated variables. Parents of children scheduled to undergo H...

  12. AMS 742 sphincter: UCLA experience.

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    Bruskewitz, R; Raz, S; Smith, R B; Kaufman, J J

    1980-12-01

    Between December 1977 and November 1978 artificial sphincters were implanted in 2 female and 19 male patients for the treatment of urinary incontinence. Etiologies for incontinence varied, including post-prostatectomy incontinence, myelodysplasia and female incontinence after unsuccessful bladder neck suspension. Over-all, 38 per cent of the patients were excellent or improved postoperatively, while 24 per cent experienced continuing unabated urinary incontinence and 24 per cent experienced urethral erosion at the site of cuff placement. The device was removed in 14 per cent of the patients when it became infected. PMID:7441829

  13. The new AMS control centre

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    Anaïs Schaeffer

    2011-01-01

    Construction work for the future AMS control room began in November 2010 and should be finished this June. The new building, which will have been completed in record time thanks to the professionalism of the project team, will soon be ready to receive the initial data from the AMS experiment.     Luigi Scibile and Michael Poehler, from the GS department, at the AMS control centre construction site.   The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is due to wing its way towards the International Space Station (ISS) on board the shuttle Discovery in April. Mainly intended for research on antimatter and dark matter, the data collected by AMS will be sent to Houston in the United States and then directly to CERN’s new Building 946. Construction work for the AMS control centre building on the Route Gentner at CERN’s Prévessin site started in November 2010 and must be completed in time to receive the first data from the spectrometer in June. “It normall...

  14. Juno II (AM-14)

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    1959-01-01

    Juno II (AM-14) on the launch pad just prior to launch, March 3, 1959. The payload of AM-14 was Pioneer IV, America's first successful lunar mission. The Juno II was a modification of Jupiter ballistic missile

  15. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)

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    Alcaraz, J; Ambrosi, G; Anderhub, H; Ao, L; Arefev, A; Azzarello, P; Babucci, E; Baldini, L; Basile, M; Barancourt, D; Barão, F; Barbier, G; Barreira, G; Battiston, R; Becker, R; Becker, U; Bellagamba, L; Bene, P; Berdugo, J; Berges, P; Bertucci, B; Biland, A; Bizzaglia, S; Blasko, S; Bölla, G; Boschini, M; Bourquin, Maurice; Brocco, L; Bruni, G; Buénerd, M; Burger, J D; Burger, W J; Cai, X D; Camps, C; Cannarsa, P; Capell, M; Casadei, D; Casaus, J; Castellini, G; Cecchi, C; Chang, Y H; Chen, H F; Chen, H S; Chen, Z G; Chernoplekov, N A; Tzi Hong Chiueh; Chuang, Y L; Cindolo, F; Commichau, V; Contin, A; Crespo, P; Cristinziani, M; Cunha, J P D; Dai, T S; Deus, J D; Dinu, N; Djambazov, L; Dantone, I; Dong, Z R; Emonet, P; Engelberg, J; Eppling, F J; Eronen, T; Esposito, G; Extermann, P; Favier, Jean; Fiandrini, E; Fisher, P H; Flügge, G; Fouque, N; Galaktionov, Yu; Gervasi, M; Giusti, P; Grandi, D; Grimm, O; Gu, W Q; Hangarter, K; Hasan, A; Hermel, V; Hofer, H; Huang, M A; Hungerford, W; Ionica, M; Ionica, R; Jongmanns, M; Karlamaa, K; Karpinski, W; Kenney, G; Kenny, J; Kim, W; Klimentov, A; Kossakowski, R; Koutsenko, V F; Kraeber, M; Laborie, G; Laitinen, T; Lamanna, G; Laurenti, G; Lebedev, A; Lee, S C; Levi, G; Levchenko, P M; Liu, C L; Liu, H T; Lopes, I; Lu, G; Lü, Y S; Lübelsmeyer, K; Luckey, D; Lustermann, W; Maña, C; Margotti, A; Mayet, F; McNeil, R R; Meillon, B; Menichelli, M; Mihul, A; Mourao, A; Mujunen, A; Palmonari, F; Papi, A; Park, I H; Pauluzzi, M; Pauss, Felicitas; Perrin, E; Pesci, A; Pevsner, A; Pimenta, M; Plyaskin, V; Pozhidaev, V; Postolache, V; Produit, N; Rancoita, P G; Rapin, D; Raupach, F; Ren, D; Ren, Z; Ribordy, M; Richeux, J P; Riihonen, E; Ritakari, J; Röser, U; Roissin, C; Sagdeev, R; Sartorelli, G; Schwering, G; Scolieri, G; Seo, E S; Shoutko, V; Shoumilov, E; Siedling, R; Son, D; Song, T; Steuer, M; Sun, G S; Suter, H; Tang, X W; Ting, Samuel C C; Ting, S M; Tornikoski, M; Torsti, J; Ulbricht, J; Urpo, S; Usoskin, I; Valtonen, E; Vandenhirtz, J; Velcea, F; Velikhov, E P; Verlaat, B; Vetlitskii, I; Vezzu, F; Vialle, J P; Viertel, Gert M; Vitè, Davide F; Gunten, H V; Wallraff, W; Wang, B C; Wang, J Z; Wang, Y H; Wiik, K; Williams, C; Wu, S X; Xia, P C; Yan, J L; Yan, L G; Yang, C G; Yang, M; Ye, S W; Yeh, P; Xu, Z Z; Zhang, H Y; Zhang, Z P; Zhao, D X; Zhu, G Y; Zhu, W Z; Zhuang, H L; Zichichi, A; Zimmermann, B

    2002-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a large acceptance (0.65 sr m sup 2) detector designed to operate in the International Space Station (ISS) for three years. The purposes of the experiment are to search for cosmic antimatter and dark matter and to study the composition and energy spectrum of the primary cosmic rays. A 'scaled-down' version has been flown on the Space Shuttle Discovery for 10 days in June 1998. The complete AMS is programmed for installation on the ISS in October 2003 for an operational period of 3 yr. This contribution reports on the experimental configuration that will be installed on the ISS.

  16. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)

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    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a large acceptance (0.65 sr m2) detector designed to operate in the International Space Station (ISS) for three years. The purposes of the experiment are to search for cosmic antimatter and dark matter and to study the composition and energy spectrum of the primary cosmic rays. A 'scaled-down' version has been flown on the Space Shuttle Discovery for 10 days in June 1998. The complete AMS is programmed for installation on the ISS in October 2003 for an operational period of 3 yr. This contribution reports on the experimental configuration that will be installed on the ISS

  17. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)

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    Alcaraz, J.; Alpat, B.; Ambrosi, G.; Anderhub, H.; Ao, L.; Arefiev, A.; Azzarello, P.; Babucci, E.; Baldini, L.; Basile, M.; Barancourt, D.; Barao, F.; Barbier, G.; Barreira, G.; Battiston, R.; Becker, R.; Becker, U.; Bellagamba, L.; Bene, P.; Berdugo, J.; Berges, P.; Bertucci, B.; Biland, A.; Bizzaglia, S.; Blasko, S.; Boella, G.; Boschini, M.; Bourquin, M.; Brocco, L.; Bruni, G.; Buenerd, M.; Burger, J.D.; Burger, W.J.; Cai, X.D.; Camps, C.; Cannarsa, P.; Capell, M.; Casadei, D.; Casaus, J.; Castellini, G.; Cecchi, C.; Chang, Y.H.; Chen, H.F.; Chen, H.S.; Chen, Z.G.; Chernoplekov, N.A.; Chiueh, T.H.; Chuang, Y.L.; Cindolo, F.; Commichau, V.; Contin, A. E-mail: contin@bo.infn.it; Crespo, P.; Cristinziani, M.; Cunha, J.P. da; Dai, T.S.; Deus, J.D.; Dinu, N.; Djambazov, L.; DAntone, I.; Dong, Z.R.; Emonet, P.; Engelberg, J.; Eppling, F.J.; Eronen, T.; Esposito, G.; Extermann, P.; Favier, J.; Fiandrini, E.; Fisher, P.H.; Fluegge, G.; Fouque, N.; Galaktionov, Yu.; Gervasi, M.; Giusti, P.; Grandi, D.; Grimm, O.; Gu, W.Q.; Hangarter, K.; Hasan, A.; Hermel, V.; Hofer, H.; Huang, M.A.; Hungerford, W.; Ionica, M.; Ionica, R.; Jongmanns, M.; Karlamaa, K.; Karpinski, W.; Kenney, G.; Kenny, J.; Kim, W.; Klimentov, A.; Kossakowski, R.; Koutsenko, V.; Kraeber, M.; Laborie, G.; Laitinen, T.; Lamanna, G.; Laurenti, G.; Lebedev, A.; Lee, S.C.; Levi, G.; Levtchenko, P.; Liu, C.L.; Liu, H.T.; Lopes, I.; Lu, G.; Lu, Y.S.; Luebelsmeyer, K.; Luckey, D.; Lustermann, W.; Mana, C.; Margotti, A.; Mayet, F.; McNeil, R.R.; Meillon, B.; Menichelli, M.; Mihul, A.; Mourao, A.; Mujunen, A.; Palmonari, F.; Papi, A.; Park, I.H.; Pauluzzi, M.; Pauss, F.; Perrin, E.; Pesci, A.; Pevsner, A.; Pimenta, M.; Plyaskin, V.; Pojidaev, V.; Postolache, V.; Produit, N.; Rancoita, P.G.; Rapin, D.; Raupach, F.; Ren, D.; Ren, Z.; Ribordy, M.; Richeux, J.P.; Riihonen, E.; Ritakari, J.; Roeser, U.; Roissin, C.; Sagdeev, R.; Sartorelli, G.; Schultz von Dratzig, A.; Schwering, G.; Scolieri, G.; Seo, E.S.; Shoutko, V.

    2002-02-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a large acceptance (0.65 sr m{sup 2}) detector designed to operate in the International Space Station (ISS) for three years. The purposes of the experiment are to search for cosmic antimatter and dark matter and to study the composition and energy spectrum of the primary cosmic rays. A 'scaled-down' version has been flown on the Space Shuttle Discovery for 10 days in June 1998. The complete AMS is programmed for installation on the ISS in October 2003 for an operational period of 3 yr. This contribution reports on the experimental configuration that will be installed on the ISS.

  18. Charting a Course through CORAL: Texas A&M University Libraries' Experience Implementing an Open-Source Electronic Resources Management System

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    Hartnett, Eric; Beh, Eugenia; Resnick, Taryn; Ugaz, Ana; Tabacaru, Simona

    2013-01-01

    In 2010, after two previous unsuccessful attempts at electronic resources management system (ERMS) implementation, Texas A&M University (TAMU) Libraries set out once again to find an ERMS that would fit its needs. After surveying the field, TAMU Libraries selected the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries-developed, open-source ERMS, CORAL…

  19. Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme (Spanish Edition)

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    The aim of this publication is to provide a practical tool for emergency planning for States embarking on a nuclear power programme and to fulfil, in part, functions assigned to the IAEA in the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency ('Assistance Convention'). Under Article 5.a (ii) of the Assistance Convention, one function of the IAEA is to collect and disseminate to State Parties and Member States information concerning methodologies, techniques and available results of research relating to such emergencies. As established in the publication Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2), the practical goal of emergency response is 'to ensure that arrangements are in place for a timely, managed, controlled, coordinated and effective response at the scene, and at the local, regional, national and international level, to any nuclear or radiological emergency'. In 2011 the IAEA General Conference, in resolution GC(55)/RES/9, encouraged States 'embarking on new nuclear power programmes to take timely and proactive steps, based upon gradual and systematic application of IAEA safety standards, to establish and sustain a strong safety culture'. It also 'emphasizes the importance for all Member States to implement emergency preparedness and response mechanisms and develop mitigation measures at a national level, consistent with the IAEA's Safety Standards, for improving emergency preparedness and response, facilitating communication in an emergency and contributing to harmonization of national criteria for protective and other actions'. This publication, issued in the IAEA Emergency Preparedness and Response Series, is intended to assist on steps to be taken by States embarking on a nuclear power programme to establish effective national capabilities and arrangements of preparedness for and response to a nuclear or radiological emergency (hereinafter referred to as

  20. Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme (Russian Edition)

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    The aim of this publication is to provide a practical tool for emergency planning for States embarking on a nuclear power programme and to fulfil, in part, functions assigned to the IAEA in the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency ('Assistance Convention'). Under Article 5.a (ii) of the Assistance Convention, one function of the IAEA is to collect and disseminate to State Parties and Member States information concerning methodologies, techniques and available results of research relating to such emergencies. As established in the publication Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2), the practical goal of emergency response is 'to ensure that arrangements are in place for a timely, managed, controlled, coordinated and effective response at the scene, and at the local, regional, national and international level, to any nuclear or radiological emergency'. In 2011 the IAEA General Conference, in resolution GC(55)/RES/9, encouraged States 'embarking on new nuclear power programmes to take timely and proactive steps, based upon gradual and systematic application of IAEA safety standards, to establish and sustain a strong safety culture'. It also 'emphasizes the importance for all Member States to implement emergency preparedness and response mechanisms and develop mitigation measures at a national level, consistent with the IAEA's Safety Standards, for improving emergency preparedness and response, facilitating communication in an emergency and contributing to harmonization of national criteria for protective and other actions'. This publication, issued in the IAEA Emergency Preparedness and Response Series, is intended to assist on steps to be taken by States embarking on a nuclear power programme to establish effective national capabilities and arrangements of preparedness for and response to a nuclear or radiological emergency (hereinafter referred to as

  1. Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme (Arabic Edition)

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    The aim of this publication is to provide a practical tool for emergency planning for States embarking on a nuclear power programme and to fulfil, in part, functions assigned to the IAEA in the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency ('Assistance Convention'). Under Article 5.a (ii) of the Assistance Convention, one function of the IAEA is to collect and disseminate to State Parties and Member States information concerning methodologies, techniques and available results of research relating to such emergencies. As established in the publication Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2), the practical goal of emergency response is 'to ensure that arrangements are in place for a timely, managed, controlled, coordinated and effective response at the scene, and at the local, regional, national and international level, to any nuclear or radiological emergency'. In 2011 the IAEA General Conference, in resolution GC(55)/RES/9, encouraged States 'embarking on new nuclear power programmes to take timely and proactive steps, based upon gradual and systematic application of IAEA safety standards, to establish and sustain a strong safety culture'. It also 'emphasizes the importance for all Member States to implement emergency preparedness and response mechanisms and develop mitigation measures at a national level, consistent with the IAEA's Safety Standards, for improving emergency preparedness and response, facilitating communication in an emergency and contributing to harmonization of national criteria for protective and other actions'. This publication, issued in the IAEA Emergency Preparedness and Response Series, is intended to assist on steps to be taken by States embarking on a nuclear power programme to establish effective national capabilities and arrangements of preparedness for and response to a nuclear or radiological emergency (hereinafter referred to as

  2. Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme. Publication Date: August 2012

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    The aim of this publication is to provide a practical tool for emergency planning for States embarking on a nuclear power programme and to fulfil, in part, functions assigned to the IAEA in the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency ('Assistance Convention'). Under Article 5.a (ii) of the Assistance Convention, one function of the IAEA is to collect and disseminate to State Parties and Member States information concerning methodologies, techniques and available results of research relating to such emergencies. As established in the publication Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2), the practical goal of emergency response is 'to ensure that arrangements are in place for a timely, managed, controlled, coordinated and effective response at the scene, and at the local, regional, national and international level, to any nuclear or radiological emergency'. In 2011 the IAEA General Conference, in resolution GC(55)/RES/9, encouraged States 'embarking on new nuclear power programmes to take timely and proactive steps, based upon gradual and systematic application of IAEA safety standards, to establish and sustain a strong safety culture'. It also 'emphasizes the importance for all Member States to implement emergency preparedness and response mechanisms and develop mitigation measures at a national level, consistent with the IAEA's Safety Standards, for improving emergency preparedness and response, facilitating communication in an emergency and contributing to harmonization of national criteria for protective and other actions'. This publication, issued in the IAEA Emergency Preparedness and Response Series, is intended to assist on steps to be taken by States embarking on a nuclear power programme to establish effective national capabilities and arrangements of preparedness for and response to a nuclear or radiological emergency (hereinafter referred to as

  3. The discrimination between cosmic positrons and protons with the Transition Radiation Detector of the AMS experiment on the International Space Station

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    Millinger, Mark

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is the development and validation of a particle identification method with the Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02 to allow for the determination of the positron fraction in the cosmic lepton flux. Independent measurements indicate that a significant amount of about 23% of the energy density in the universe consists of an unknown mass contribution, the so-called Dark Matter. The Neutralino, as the most popular Dark Matter partic...

  4. Assessment of infrastructure development requirements for embarking on nuclear power program in Macedonia

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    Over the past decades nuclear energy has been proven as reliable and economical energy supply that is capable of meeting demanding energy market requirements. Many countries around the world consider entering into new nuclear energy programs and building new power reactors for satisfying their increasing electrical energy needs. A nuclear power program is a major undertaking requiring careful planning, preparation and investment, and human resources for building adequate nuclear infrastructure. Preparations for making a decision to enter into a new nuclear energy program requires a significant amount of financial and human resources, time, and assistance from already developed countries and international nuclear organizations. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from Vienna provides technical help, financial assistance, and documented knowledge that are important for countries facing the challenge of entering nuclear programs for the first time. The IAEA organizes technical courses and information exchange meetings for new countries at which experiences and lessons learned are provided to new countries. This paper describes the key activities in the process for making a decision to enter a new nuclear energy program. It describes the efforts currently being conducted in the Republic of Macedonia in the direction of collecting information, performing various feasibility studies, and engaging in regional cooperation for utilizing experiences of the regional countries in performing such activities, and in developing their nuclear power programs. This paper also provides an overview of the IAEA documents and recommendations that are relevant for this topic

  5. A arte de partejar: experiência de cuidado das parteiras tradicionais de Envira/AM El arte de los partos: experiencia en atención de las parteras tradicionales de Envira/AM The art of attend the birth: experience in care of traditional midwives at Envira/AM

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    Keyla Cristiane do Nascimento

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo exploratório-descritivo de caráter qualitativo, que retrata as parteiras tradicionais de Envira, município do estado do Amazonas, onde 80% dos partos são feitos por elas. Objetiva caracterizar a experiência de cuidado no partejar dessas parteiras. Participaram do estudo 29 parteiras. Para a coleta de dados, optou-se por entrevistas gravadas. As informações foram analisadas de acordo com o método de análise de conteúdo. Seis categorias foram evidenciadas: parteiras de Envira - quem são?; ofício de partejar; partejar - quanto vale esse “dom”; problemas enfrentados pela parteira; problemas frequentemente encontrados pelas parteiras na gestação/parto; e relação com o serviço de saúde. Conclui-se afirmando que há um longo caminho a percorrer na reversão dos quadros de doenças, pobreza e abandono, um caminho no qual as parteiras treinadas poderão desempenhar importante papel, na medida em que atingem muitas mulheres, configurando-se como multiplicadores concretos de conhecimentos.Se trata de un estudio exploratorio-descriptivo de carácter cualitativo, que retrata las parteras tradicionales de Envira, municipio del estado de Amazonas, donde 80% de los partos son realizados por ellas. Su objetivo es caracterizar la experiencia del cuidado en el parto. Los participantes del estudio fueron 29 parteras. Para la recopilación de datos, fue elegida las entrevistas grabadas. La información se analizó en función de análisis de contenido. Seis categorías se destacaron: parteras de Envira - que son: ocupación de ayudar en el parto: cuánto vale este “don”; problemas que enfrentan las parteras; problemas frecuentes de las parteras durante el embarazo o el parto, y la relación con los servicios de salud. Se concluye diciendo que hay un largo camino por seguir para reverter los cuadros de enfermedades, pobreza y abandono. Una manera en que las par teras capacitadas pueden desempeñar papel importante, en

  6. Interview Roberto Battiston, AMS Deputy Spokesperson, English version

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    2011-01-01

    "The Universe is providing cosmic rays all the time". Roberto Battiston, deputy spokesperson of the AMS experiment (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) comments on the uninterrupted flow of high energy cosmic rays (several billion events per week) AMS is detecting since launch and deployment on the International Space Station (ISS). Rushes of the AMS POCC (Payload and Operations Control Centre) in CERN- Prevessin follow.

  7. AMS prepares for long stay in space

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    2010-01-01

    Following the successful space qualification tests at the ESA Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk in the Netherlands, AMS is now back in the integration hall at CERN Prévessin. The collaboration is replacing the superconducting magnet with a permanent (non-superconducting) one, which will ensure reliable operation of the experiment for the recently planned longer run on board the International Space Station (ISS).   Work is under way at the AMS integration hall at CERN Prévessin. Following a trip to ESTEC in Noordwijk in the Netherlands, where tests confirmed its fitness for launch into space on board the International Space Station (ISS), the AMS experiment is now back at CERN for final modifications. “The collaboration agreed to adopt a modified configuration that, among other things, re-uses the permanent magnet of the AMS-01 prototype that was flown into space in 1998”, says Samuel Ting, Spokesperson of the AMS experiment. Althoug...

  8. WILL I AM visits CERN

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    Noemi Caraban

    2013-01-01

    Will.i.am visited CERN in December 2013, fulfilling a wish he made in a video-link appearance at TEDxCERN earlier that year http://tedxcern.web.cern.ch/video/choral-performance-reach-stars-william. During his visit, he was shown the Antimatter Decelerator, the underground ATLAS experiment cavern and the CERN Control Centre. He also took the opportunity to promote CERN’s beam line for schools competition.

  9. Study of the photomultiplier R7600-00-M4 for the purpose of the electromagnetic calorimeter in the AMS-02 experiment

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    The properties of the 4-channels photomultiplier R7600-00-M4 from Hamamatsu were extensively studied for use in the AMS-02 electromagnetic calorimeter. A scan of the photocathode with a precision in position better than 0.1 mm was performed in order to measure the position dependence of the sensitivity and of the cross talk between pixels. The influence of the magnetic field applied in X, Y and Z directions was measured. The dynamic range of the photomultiplier was measured and optimized by the appropriate choice of the high voltage divider and of the value of the high voltage. (authors)

  10. Absorbed dose rate estimation for protons, leptons and helium observed with AMS01 experiment in low earth orbit during STS-91 mission

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    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS01), a high-sensitivity particle spectrometer, was successfully flown for 10 d in June 1998 (STS91) in the orbit of the International Space Station (51.7 deg., ∼380 km). A high-statistics dataset of galactic cosmic rays were measured as a function of geomagnetic latitude, including the primary protons, leptons and helium as well as the trapped and quasi-trapped proton and lepton components. In this paper, the absorbed dose rate owing to the protons, leptons and helium are presented and compared with measurements made by other instruments flown on the same mission. (authors)

  11. The experience of the fuel waste management of AM and BR-10 reactor facilities at SSC RF IPPE named after A.I. Leipunsky

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    8 research and experimental reactors have been created at the Institute industrial site. The majority of them have been or are being decommissioned now. During many decades the reactor of the first-in-the-world NPP -AM and the fast neutron reactor BR-5 (BR-10) are the main research reactor bases of the Institute. They have been in operation for 45 and 40 years respectively. At present the preparation work for their decommissioning is being carried out. One of the problems of that process is the fuel waste management which amount is about 13 tons. The possibility of its reprocessing is under consideration. (author)

  12. AMS Data Analysis Overview

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    Malchow, Russell L. [National Security Technologies, LLC

    2015-04-20

    This presentation discusses standard techniques and processes used for radiation mapping (RM) via an AMS, Aerial Measurement System. The advantages and shortcomings of standard AMS-based RM are presented, along with some suggested areas for improvement. Issues touched on include what gets counted, data quality, background correction, data processing, altitude correction, isotope extraction, contouring, and time shift.

  13. Embarking on performance improvement.

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    Brown, Bobbi; Falk, Leslie Hough

    2014-06-01

    Healthcare organizations should approach performance improvement as a program, not a project. The program should be led by a guidance team that identifies goals, prioritizes work, and removes barriers to enable clinical improvement teams and work groups to realize performance improvements. A healthcare enterprise data warehouse can provide the initial foundation for the program analytics. Evidence-based best practices can help achieve improved outcomes and reduced costs. PMID:24968632

  14. AMS analyses at ANSTO

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    Lawson, E.M. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia). Physics Division

    1998-03-01

    The major use of ANTARES is Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) with {sup 14}C being the most commonly analysed radioisotope - presently about 35 % of the available beam time on ANTARES is used for {sup 14}C measurements. The accelerator measurements are supported by, and dependent on, a strong sample preparation section. The ANTARES AMS facility supports a wide range of investigations into fields such as global climate change, ice cores, oceanography, dendrochronology, anthropology, and classical and Australian archaeology. Described here are some examples of the ways in which AMS has been applied to support research into the archaeology, prehistory and culture of this continent`s indigenous Aboriginal peoples. (author)

  15. AMS analyses at ANSTO

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    The major use of ANTARES is Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) with 14C being the most commonly analysed radioisotope - presently about 35 % of the available beam time on ANTARES is used for 14C measurements. The accelerator measurements are supported by, and dependent on, a strong sample preparation section. The ANTARES AMS facility supports a wide range of investigations into fields such as global climate change, ice cores, oceanography, dendrochronology, anthropology, and classical and Australian archaeology. Described here are some examples of the ways in which AMS has been applied to support research into the archaeology, prehistory and culture of this continent's indigenous Aboriginal peoples. (author)

  16. Why Am I Dizzy?

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    Full Text Available Video: "Why Am I Dizzy?" A few of the more common balance orders that affect older adults ... disease, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. Video excerpts courtesy of Johns Hopkins Center for Hearing ...

  17. I Am Canadian

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    Goddard, Joe

    "I Am Canadian: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the True North" looks at Canadian immigration history from a contemporary point of view. The article scrutinizes recent discussions on dual nationality and what this may mean for Canadianness......."I Am Canadian: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the True North" looks at Canadian immigration history from a contemporary point of view. The article scrutinizes recent discussions on dual nationality and what this may mean for Canadianness....

  18. Elements in biological AMS

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    AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry) provides high detection sensitivity for isotopes whose half-lives are between 10 years and 100 million years. 14C is the most developed of such isotopes and is used in tracing natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the Earth's biosphere. Thirty-three elements in the main periodic table and 17 lanthanides or actinides have long lived isotopes, providing potential tracers for research in elemental biochemistry. Overlap of biologically interesting heavy elements and possible AMS tracers is discussed

  19. The discrimination between cosmic positrons and protons with the Transition Radiation Detector of the AMS experiment on the International Space Station

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    The aim of this thesis is the development and validation of a particle identification method with the Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02 to allow for the determination of the positron fraction in the cosmic lepton flux. Independent measurements indicate that a significant amount of about 23% of the energy density in the universe consists of an unknown mass contribution, the so-called Dark Matter. The Neutralino, as the most popular Dark Matter particle candidate, may produce an additional signal in the spectrum of cosmic rays. The fraction of positrons in the cosmic lepton flux possibly contains such a Dark Matter signal at high particle momenta. The currently most precise measurements in the region of this excess are provided by the satellite-borne PAMELA and Fermi detectors. Momentumdependent systematic uncertainties, especially the mis-identification of protons as positrons, could imitate the signal. However, if this positron excess is produced by Dark Matter the fraction should decrease above a theoretical energy threshold to the expectations, based on particle propagation. The energy region measured up to now does not show such a progress. Due to its significantly increased event statistics and its capability to measure up to higher particle energies, this signature could be observed with AMS-02. The number of events, which can be recorded by a detector, is limited by the combination of aperture and observable solid angle, quantified by the geometrical acceptance, and the observation time. As the cosmic particle flux follows a power-law in particle momentum with exponent γ ∼ -3, the observable momentum interval is thus constrained by statistics. Due to its large geometrical acceptance of about 0.5 m2sr, its long observation time of at least 9 years and its high proton suppression factor of >or similar 106 AMS-02 will record large and clean lepton samples and thus provide a precise measurement of the cosmic positron

  20. The discrimination between cosmic positrons and protons with the Transition Radiation Detector of the AMS experiment on the International Space Station

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    Millinger, Mark

    2012-10-08

    The aim of this thesis is the development and validation of a particle identification method with the Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02 to allow for the determination of the positron fraction in the cosmic lepton flux. Independent measurements indicate that a significant amount of about 23% of the energy density in the universe consists of an unknown mass contribution, the so-called Dark Matter. The Neutralino, as the most popular Dark Matter particle candidate, may produce an additional signal in the spectrum of cosmic rays. The fraction of positrons in the cosmic lepton flux possibly contains such a Dark Matter signal at high particle momenta. The currently most precise measurements in the region of this excess are provided by the satellite-borne PAMELA and Fermi detectors. Momentumdependent systematic uncertainties, especially the mis-identification of protons as positrons, could imitate the signal. However, if this positron excess is produced by Dark Matter the fraction should decrease above a theoretical energy threshold to the expectations, based on particle propagation. The energy region measured up to now does not show such a progress. Due to its significantly increased event statistics and its capability to measure up to higher particle energies, this signature could be observed with AMS-02. The number of events, which can be recorded by a detector, is limited by the combination of aperture and observable solid angle, quantified by the geometrical acceptance, and the observation time. As the cosmic particle flux follows a power-law in particle momentum with exponent {gamma} {approx} -3, the observable momentum interval is thus constrained by statistics. Due to its large geometrical acceptance of about 0.5 m{sup 2}sr, its long observation time of at least 9 years and its high proton suppression factor of >or similar 10{sup 6} AMS-02 will record large and clean lepton samples and thus provide a precise measurement

  1. Plant uptake and transport of 241Am

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    We conducted several experiments with 241Am to obtain a more complete understanding of how this transuranium element is absorbed and transported in plants. In a plant species (Tamarix pentandra Pall.) that has salt glands in the leaves excreting NaCl and other ions, 241Am was not pumped through these glands. Cyanide, which forms complexes with any metals, when applied to a calcareous soil, greatly increased the transport of 241Am into stems and leaves of bush bean plants. Radioactive cyanide (14C) was also transported to leaves and stems. When radish was grown in both calcareous and noncalcareous soils, 241Am appeared to be fixed on the peel so firmly that it was resistant to removal by HNO3 washing. The chelating agent DTPA induced increased transport of 241Am to leaves and into the fleshy roots of the radish. Data for Golden Cross hybrid corn grown in solution culture showed at least seven times as much 241Am transport to the xylem exudatields are corrected by recovery of added tracers

  2. IA, I AM

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    Munk, Timme Bisgaard; Mørk, Kristian

    2004-01-01

    Hvad er informationsarkitektur? Mørk & Munk gennemgår de forskellige metaforiske konstruktioner af begrebet og kommer med deres helt egen selvstændige definition. Informationsarkitektur er en samtale, strukturation, en klassifikationskamp og et konceptuelt blend. Læs hvorfor i dette working paper...... om et af de meste centrale begreber videnssamfundet. For nu er vi alle informationsarkitekter: IA, I AM....

  3. AMS and climate change

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    Kutschera, Walter, E-mail: walter.kutschera@univie.ac.a [Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA), Fakultaet fuer Physik - Isotopenforschung, Universitaet Wien, Waehringerstrasse 17, A-1090 Wien (Austria)

    2010-04-15

    This paper attempts to draw a connection between information that can be gained from measurements with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and the study of climate change on earth. The power of AMS to help in this endeavor is demonstrated by many contributions to these proceedings. Just like in archaeology, we are entering a phase of an 'integrated approach' to understand the various components of climate change. Even though some basic understanding emerged, we are still largely in a situation of a phenomenological description of climate change. Collecting more data is therefore of paramount interest. Based on a recent suggestion of 'geo-engineering' to take out CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere, this radical step will also be briefly discussed.

  4. AMS and climate change

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    Kutschera, Walter

    2010-04-01

    This paper attempts to draw a connection between information that can be gained from measurements with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and the study of climate change on earth. The power of AMS to help in this endeavor is demonstrated by many contributions to these proceedings. Just like in archaeology, we are entering a phase of an 'integrated approach' to understand the various components of climate change. Even though some basic understanding emerged, we are still largely in a situation of a phenomenological description of climate change. Collecting more data is therefore of paramount interest. Based on a recent suggestion of 'geo-engineering' to take out CO 2 from the atmosphere, this radical step will also be briefly discussed.

  5. “What am I going to say here?” The experiences of doctors and nurses communicating with patients in a cancer unit

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    JenniferCleland

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a study investigating the provider-patient communication perceptions, experiences, needs and strategies of doctors and nurses working together in a UK cancer setting. This was a qualitative study using individual interviews and focus group discussions. Interpretative Phenomenological analysis (IPA was used to underpin data collection and analysis. Twenty-six staff participated in the project (18 nurses and 8 doctors. Both professional groups identified an inherent emotional strain in their daily interactions with patients. The strategies they adopted to reduce this strain fell into two main categories: 1 Handling or managing the patient to keep negative emotion at bay; and 2 Managing self to keep negative emotion at bay. These strategies allowed staff to maintain a sense of control in an emotionally-stressful environment. Most believed that their communication skills were sufficient. In conclusion, communicating with and caring for cancer patients causes considerable psycho-social burden for doctors and nurses. Managing this burden influences their communication with patients. Without recognition of the need for staff to protect their own emotional well-being, communication skills training programmes, emphasised in current UK cancer care guidelines, may have little impact on practice.

  6. Suche nach dem Higgs-Boson in hadronischen Endzuständen mit fehlender Energie am L3-Experiment bei LEP

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    Zöller, Marc Henning

    2005-01-01

    This thesis presents searches for the Higgs boson, which is predicted by the Standard Model of Particle Physics and its extensions in order to endow fermions and bosons with their observed masses. While the Standard Model predicts only one Higgs boson »H«, the Minimal Supersymmetric Extension contains five Higgs bosons. This analysis refers to the light neutral »h«, which has nearly the same properties as the Standard Model Higgs boson. The analyses are based on data taken by the L3 experiment at the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) near Geneva during the years 1998 until 2000, which corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 629.7 pb−1 and which were collected in a center-of-mass energy range from 189 GeV to 209 GeV. The Higgs boson searches presented here analyse the data with regard to hadronic events with missing energy, since the visible energy is reduced compared to the total energy given by the LEP collider. According to theoretical prediction these final states can be produced via the Higg...

  7. AMS-02 in Space: Physics Results

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    Tomassetti, Nicola

    2015-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a particle physics experiment designed to study origin and nature of Galactic Cosmic Rays (CRs) up to TeV energies from space. With its high sensitivity, long exposure and excellent identification capabilities, AMS is conducting a unique mission of fundamental physics research in space. To date, more than 60 billion CR events have been collected by AMS. The new results on CR leptons and the analysis and light-nuclei are presented and discussed. The new leptonic data indicate the existence of new sources of high-energy CR leptons, that may arise either by dark-matter particles annihilation or by nearby astrophysical sources of $e^{\\pm}$ pairs. Future data at higher energies and forthcoming measurements on the antiproton spectrum and the boron-to-carbon ratio will be crucial in providing the discrimination among the different scenario.

  8. AMS gets lift on space shuttle Discovery

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    AMS-02, the CERN-recognized experiment that will seek dark matter, missing matter and antimatter in Space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has recently got the green light to be part of the STS-134 NASA mission in 2010. Installation of AMS detectors in the Prévessin experiment hall.In a recent press release, NASA announced that the last or last-but-one mission of the Space Shuttle programme would be the one that will deliver AMS, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, to the International Space Station. The Space Shuttle Discovery is due to lift off in July 2010 from Kennedy Space Center and its mission will include the installation of AMS to the exterior of the space station, using both the shuttle and station arms. "It wasn’t easy to get a lift on the Space Shuttle from the Bush administration," says professor Samuel Ting, spokesperson of the experiment, "since during his administration all the funds for space research w...

  9. The AMS-02 electromagnetic calorimeter

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    Cadoux, F; Chambert-Hermel, V; Chen, G; Chen, H; Coignet, G; Di Falco, S; Dubois, J M; Falchini, E; Franzoso, A; Fougeron, D; Fouque, N; Galeotti, S; Girard, L; Goy, C; Hermel, R; Incagli, M; Kossakowski, R; Lieunard, B; Liu, Y; Liu, Z; Lomtadze, T A; Maestro, P; Marrocchesi, P S; Paoletti, R; Pilo, F; Rosier-Lees, S; Spinella, F; Turini, N; Valle, G D; Venanzoni, G; Vialle, J P; Yu, Z; Zhuang, H

    2002-01-01

    The Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL) of the AMS-02 experiment is a lead-scintillating fibers sampling calorimeter characterized by high granularity that allows to image the longitudinal and lateral showers development, a key issue to provide high electron/hadron discrimination. The light collection system and the FE electronics are designed to let the calorimeter operate over a wide energy range from few GeV up to 1 TeV. A full-scale prototype of the e.m. calorimeter was tested at CERN in October 2001 using electrons and pions beams with energy ranging from 3 to 100 GeV. Effective sampling thickness, linearity and energy resolution were measured. (8 refs).

  10. $\\pi^{-}p \\to (K\\overline{K})^{\\pm}\\pi^{\\mp}\\eta$ bei 16 GeV/c, ein Experiment mit dem Omega-Spektrometer am CERN-PS und Bestimmung von Spin und Parität des D(1285)-Mesons im neutralen $(K\\overline{K}\\pi)$-System

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    Aebischer, Bernard; Otter, Gerd

    1979-01-01

    $\\pi^{-}p \\to (K\\overline{K})^{\\pm}\\pi^{\\mp}\\eta$ bei 16 GeV/c, ein Experiment mit dem Omega-Spektrometer am CERN-PS und Bestimmung von Spin und Parität des D(1285)-Mesons im neutralen $(K\\overline{K}\\pi)$-System

  11. Wideband Power Amplifier Modeling Incorporating Carrier Frequency Dependent AM/AM and AM/PM Characteristics

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    Tkacenko, A.

    2013-05-01

    In this article, we present a complex baseband model for a wideband power amplifier that incorporates carrier frequency dependent amplitude modulation (AM) and phase modulation (PM) (i.e., AM/AM and AM/PM) characteristics in the design process. The structure used to implement the amplifier model is a Wiener system which accounts for memory effects caused by the frequency selective nature of the amplifier, in addition to the nonlinearities caused by gain compression and saturation. By utilizing piecewise polynomial nonlinearities in the structure, it is shown how to construct the Wiener model to exactly accommodate all given AM/AM and AM/PM measurement constraints. Simulation results using data from a 50 W 32-way Ka-band solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) are provided, highlighting the differences in degradation incurred for a wideband input signal as compared with a narrowband input.

  12. Speciation of 241Am molecular compounds through 237Np Moessbauer and 241Am XPS spectroscopy

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    Light actinides (U to Am) can be found in several oxidation states from (II) to (VII) in the molecular form or in the condensed matter state. The large variety of oxidation states is usually attributed to the contribution of the 5f states to the valence orbitals. For the heavier actinides, for which the 5f electrons are non bonding, the actinides become rare-earth like with a smaller number of oxidation states (II and III). However it is still not understood what really decides on the stability of a given oxidation state, and how it is depending on the chemical environment (coordination sphere, nature of the counter-anion, etc). This work shows how Moessbauer spectroscopy and 4f photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) can contribute to progress in the understanding of the electronic structure of the actinide, especially for Am compounds Moessbauer reverse experiments were undertaken to show in what manner the electronic structure of the Am is preserved during the decay process (oxidation state stability). The result of XPS measurements shows that it is possible to correlate the 4f binding energy of the Am to the charge at the actinide core. The obtained results are somewhat surprising. The formal oxidation state (V) is 'less oxidised' than expected. Some Am(III) have less electron density (that means are more ionic) than americyl (V) hydroxide or carbonate. The reason for these surprisingly results comes from the 'Am=O' multiple bond system which reduces dramatically the charge at the actinide by a pi-donation mechanism. The evolution of the 4f binding energy of the Am species does not follow the oxidation state order. Theoretical DFT calculation were done on Am(V) compounds for qualitative electronic modeling. (authors)

  13. Who am I?

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    Smedegaard Ernst Bengtsen, Søren

    general and singular dimensions of the supervisory dialogue through the category of style. I draw on the work of the American phenomenologists Alphonso Lingis and Graham Harman, little known in European context, who share the understanding that the category of style holds the key to accessing different...... planes of the self which are made manifest in the concrete situation (Lingis, 2007; Harman, 2005). Inspired as well by the American linguist Barbara Johnstone I term this singular level of the self the idiosyncratic dimension - a dimension where stylistic features specific to this person and this...... interpersonal meeting can be located (Johnstone, 1996). In the conference presentation I take the point of departure in my own data material and show how I am able to locate general and singular levels of the self by the means of stylistic analysis (a fusion of linguistic and phenomenological approaches...

  14. Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme. Publication Date: June 2013 (French Edition)

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    The aim of this publication is to provide a practical tool for emergency planning for States embarking on a nuclear power programme and to fulfil, in part, functions assigned to the IAEA in the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency ('Assistance Convention'). Under Article 5.a (ii) of the Assistance Convention, one function of the IAEA is to collect and disseminate to State Parties and Member States information concerning methodologies, techniques and available results of research relating to such emergencies. As established in the publication Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2), the practical goal of emergency response is 'to ensure that arrangements are in place for a timely, managed, controlled, coordinated and effective response at the scene, and at the local, regional, national and international level, to any nuclear or radiological emergency'. In 2011 the IAEA General Conference, in resolution GC(55)/RES/9, encouraged States 'embarking on new nuclear power programmes to take timely and proactive steps, based upon gradual and systematic application of IAEA safety standards, to establish and sustain a strong safety culture'. It also 'emphasizes the importance for all Member States to implement emergency preparedness and response mechanisms and develop mitigation measures at a national level, consistent with the IAEA's Safety Standards, for improving emergency preparedness and response, facilitating communication in an emergency and contributing to harmonization of national criteria for protective and other actions'. This publication, issued in the IAEA Emergency Preparedness and Response Series, is intended to assist on steps to be taken by States embarking on a nuclear power programme to establish effective national capabilities and arrangements of preparedness for and response to a nuclear or radiological emergency (hereinafter referred to as

  15. A final test for AMS at ESTEC

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    2010-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) left CERN on Friday 12th February on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The special convoy carrying the experiment arrived at the European Space Agency’s research and technology centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 16th February. AMS will then fly to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before lifting off aboard the space shuttle.   Arrival of the AMS detector at ESTEC in the Netherlands (Credit ESA/Jari Makinen) The transportation of an 8.5-tonne load filled with superfluid helium across Europe is no ordinary shipment. The AMS detector was first inserted into a supporting structure, specially built by the collaboration’s mechanical engineers, then surrounded by protective plastic foil, placed in a box and finally carefully loaded onto the special lorry also carrying a diesel generator running a pump to keep the helium at the right temperature (about 2 K). Its initial destination is ES...

  16. Competence of alpha spectrometry analysis algorithms used to resolve the 241Am and 243Am alpha peak overlap

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    Five alpha spectrometry analysis algorithms were evaluated for their ability to resolve the 241Am and 243Am peak overlap present under typical low-level counting conditions. The major factors affecting the performance of the algorithms were identified using design-of-experiment combined with statistical analysis of the results. The study showed that the accuracy of the 241Am/243Am ratios calculated by the algorithms depends greatly on the degree of peak deformation and tailing. Despite the improved data quality obtained using an algorithm that may include peak addition and tail estimation, the accurate determination of 241Am by alpha spectrometry relies primarily on reduction of peak overlap rather than on algorithm selection

  17. Microstructural evolution and Am migration behaviour in Am-containing fuels at the initial stage of irradiation

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    In order to investigate the effect of americium addition to MOX fuels on the irradiation behaviour, the 'Am-1' programme is being conducted in JAEA. The Am-1 programme consists of two short-term irradiation tests of 10-minute and 24-hour irradiations and a steady-state irradiation test. The short-term irradiation tests were successfully completed and the post-irradiation examinations (PIE) are in progress. The PIE for Am-containing MOX fuels focused on the microstructural evolution and redistribution behaviour of Am at the initial stage of irradiation and the results to date are reported. The successful development of fabrication technology with remote handling and the evaluation of thermo-chemical properties based on the out-of-pile experiments are described with an emphasis on the effects of Am addition on the MOX fuel properties. (authors)

  18. Beneficial uses of 241Am

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    This report assesses the uses of 241Am and the associated costs and supply. The study shows that 241Am-fueled radioisotope thermoelectric generators in the range of 1 to 5 W electrical provide the most promising use of kilogram amounts of this isotope. For medical uses, where purity is essential, irradiation of 241Am can produce 97% pure 238Pu at $21,000/g. Using a pyro-metallurgical process, 241Am could be recovered from molten salt extraction (MSE) residues at an estimated incremental cost of $83/g adjusted to reflect the disposal costs of waste products. This cost of recovery is less than the $300/g cost for disposal of the 241Am contained in the MSE residues

  19. 舰载机回收作业的反馈排队模型%A Queueing Model with Feedback for Embarked Aircraft’s Recovery

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    夏国清; 陈红召; 米青超

    2013-01-01

      针对舰载机降落时的排队特性及复飞的可能,基于排队理论建立了舰载机回收作业的反馈排队模型,分析了舰载机的回收效率。首先基于生灭过程得到了回收作业排队过程的稳态概率分布和平均队长。然后推导出反馈优先策略及传统反馈策略下舰载机的平均停留时间、平均队长等性能指标,发现反馈策略对各性能指标没有影响,并通过仿真验证了这一结论,最后给出一个实例介绍该模型的使用。%Considering the queueing nature of embarked aircraft’s recovery,a queueing model with feedback is built on queueing theory for analyzing the embarked aircraft’s recovery. Firstly,based on the birth and death process,the stationary distribution of aircrafts’queue length is obtained. Then the other performances of the queues under different feedback strategies are calculated. The analytical results indicate that the feedback strategy can’t affect the delay performances,and this conclusion is validated through the comparison with simulation results. An example at last is present to show the usability of the model.

  20. Frauen am Himmel

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    Gertrud Pfister

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Evelyn Zegenhagen hat ohne Zweifel das am besten recherchierte Buch über die Geschichte des Frauenfliegens und über die Rolle der Pilotinnen in der Geschichte der Luftfahrt zwischen 1918 und 1945 vorgelegt. Mit einem unglaublichen Forschungsaufwand hat sie viele Lücken in der vorliegenden Forschung zu diesem Thema geschlossen und erstmalig Biographien von Segelfliegerinnen und deren Chancen und Probleme aufgearbeitet. Damit gewährt sie Einblicke in einen Bereich der Luftfahrtgeschichte, der neue Perspektiven, nicht nur im Hinblick auf die Beteiligung von Frauen, eröffnet. Umfangreiche Quellenstudien ermöglichten es zudem, die Lebensläufe bisher weitgehend unbekannter Fliegerinnen zu rekonstruieren und bereits bekannte und gut dokumentierte Biographien um neue Facetten zu ergänzen. Zegenhagen hat den Anspruch, die Fliegerei der Frauen im zeitgenössischen Kontext zu betrachten und neben den individuellen Chancen auch die strukturellen Bedingungen zu berücksichtigen, ohne Frage eingelöst.

  1. Accumulation and retention of 241Am in marine plankton

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    Two samples of sea water spiked with 241Am were prepared, one containing a rich suspension of phytoplankton cells and the other not. Adult Artemia brine shrimp were placed in each sample and the accumulation, uptake and concentration factors were obtained. Results from the Artemia uptake show that 241Am is far more effectively accumulated from the water pathway than from the combined food and water pathway. The experiments indicate that 241Am is relatively non-assimilatable when digested and thus most, if not all, of the isotope is rapidly voided in fecal pellets

  2. Ressecção hepática robótica. Relato de experiência pioneira na América Latina First robotic-assisted laparoscopic liver resection in Latin America

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    Marcel Autran C. Machado

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Graças ao melhor conhecimento da anatomia segmentar do fígado e desenvolvimento de novas técnicas, houve aumento no número de indicações de hepatectomias. O desenvolvimento da cirurgia minimamente invasiva ocorreu paralelamente e o aumento da experiência, aliado ao desenvolvimento de novos instrumentais, resultaram no crescimento exponencial das ressecções hepáticas videolaparoscópicas. A abordagem laparoscópica pode tornar viável a ressecção hepática em pacientes cirróticos com hipertensão portal que não tolerariam este mesmo procedimento por via laparotômica. A cirurgia robótica surgiu nos últimos anos como a última fronteira de desenvolvimento técnico aplicado à videocirurgia. O presente trabalho descreve a experiência pioneira de ressecção hepática totalmente com o uso de robótica na América Latina, em paciente com carcinoma hepatocelular e cirrose hepática. A hepatectomia laparoscópica com o uso do sistema robótico Da Vinci permite refinamentos técnicos graças à visualização tridimensional do campo cirúrgico e utilização de instrumentais precisos e com grande amplitude de movimentação que simulam os movimentos da mão humana.The surgical robotic system is superior to traditional laparoscopy in regards to 3-dimensional images and better instrumentations. Robotic surgery for hepatic resection has not yet been extensively reported. The aim of this paper is to report the first known case of liver resection with use of a computer-assisted, or robotic, surgical device in Latin America. A 72-year-old male with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma was referred for surgical treatment. Preoperative clinical evaluation and laboratory data disclosed a Child-Pugh class A patient. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 2.2 cm tumor in segment 5. Liver size was decreased and there were signs of portal hypertension, such as splenomegaly and enlarged portal vein collaterals. Preoperative upper

  3. Identifying electrons and positrons with AMS-02

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    The AMS-02 experiment is a multi-purpose detector for cosmic ray particles mounted on the International Space Station. It recorded over 40 billion events since its installation in 2011. The bulk of these events are protons, which are most abundant in cosmic rays. Electrons are 100 times and positrons 1000 times less abundant. Measuring the positrons as function of energy is especially interesting, as an excess over the expected astrophysical background may hint at an additional source of positrons in the galaxy or a new phenomena responsible for the excess, e.g. dark-matter annihilation. In order to measure positrons accurately with a small uncertainty, a large proton rejection of 106 is needed. AMS-02 offers a transition radiation detector to separate positrons from protons and an electromagnetic calorimeter allowing a precise measurement of the kinetic energy of an incoming lepton. This talk covers the general strategy of identifying electrons/positrons with AMS-02 and presents the so-obtained electron/positron fluxes that were recently published.

  4. Bioremoval of Am-241 and Cs-137 from liquid radioactive wasters by bacterial consortiums; Biorremocao de Am-241 e Cs-137 de rejeitos radioativos liquidos por consorcios bacterianos

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    Ferreira, Rafael Vicente de Padua; Lima, Josenilson B. de; Gomes, Mirella C.; Borba, Tania R.; Bellini, Maria Helena; Marumo, Julio Takehiro; Sakata, Solange Kazumi, E-mail: rpadua@ipen.b, E-mail: sksakata@ipen.b, E-mail: jblima@ipen.b, E-mail: mbmarumo@ipen.b, E-mail: jtmarumo@ipen.b [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2011-10-26

    This paper evaluates the capacity of two bacterial consortiums of impacted areas in removing the Am-241 and Cs-137 from liquid radioactive wastes.The experiments indicated that the two study consortiums were able to remove 100% of the Cs-137 and Am-241 presents in the waste from 4 days of contact. These results suggest that the bio removal with the selected consortiums, can be a viable technique for the treatment of radioactive wastes containing Am-241 and Cs-137

  5. A (inelegibilidade feminina na Academia Brasileira de Letras: Carolina Michaëlis e Amélia Beviláqua Feminine (ineligibility in the Brazilian Academy of Letters: Carolina Michaëlis and Amélia Beviláqua's experiences

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    Full Text Available A Academia Brasileira de Letras erigiu-se como um ambiente refratário à presença feminina. Embora mantida fora de cogitação durante seus primeiros oitenta anos de existência, a questão da "elegibilidade feminina" não deixou de integrar a pauta de algumas das sessões acadêmicas. Destarte, o presente artigo objetiva iluminar este tema, tendo em vista os bastidores de dois importantes episódios ocorridos, respectivamente, em 1911 e 1930, quais sejam: a cogitação do nome da filóloga Carolina Michaëlis para integrar o quadro de sócios correspondentes da "Casa de Machado de Assis" e a proposta oficial de candidatura encaminhada por Amélia Beviláqua, primeira mulher a tentar concorrer a uma vaga entre os membros efetivos da agremiação.The Brazilian Academy of Letters emerged as an environment resistant to the presence of women. Although it was unthinkable during its first eighty years of existence, the question of "feminine eligibility" did make the agenda of some of the academic sessions. The present article seeks to shed light on this issue by taking a backstage look at two key episodes, from 1911 and 1930, respectively: the consideration of the philologist Carolina Michaëlis as a candidate to the board of non-effective members of the House of Machado de Assis and the official candidacy of Amélia Beviláqua, the first woman to vie for a seat among the effective members of the academy.

  6. América Latina

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    Marcos Olalla

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el sentido intelectualista de la producción literaria modernista de Latinoamérica. Dicho enfoque es revisado en la obra del escritor argentino Manuel Ugarte (1875-1951 El porvenir de América Latina (1910. Nuestra lectura ofrece algunas líneas para la discriminación de las diversas fuentes ideológicas del intelectualismo en el “americanismo literario”. Consideramos en tal sentido la perspectiva historicista con la que Ugarte describe la composición social de América Latina.

  7. AMS-02 fits dark matter

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    Balázs, Csaba; Li, Tong

    2016-05-01

    In this work we perform a comprehensive statistical analysis of the AMS-02 electron, positron fluxes and the antiproton-to-proton ratio in the context of a simplified dark matter model. We include known, standard astrophysical sources and a dark matter component in the cosmic ray injection spectra. To predict the AMS-02 observables we use propagation parameters extracted from observed fluxes of heavier nuclei and the low energy part of the AMS-02 data. We assume that the dark matter particle is a Majorana fermion coupling to third generation fermions via a spin-0 mediator, and annihilating to multiple channels at once. The simultaneous presence of various annihilation channels provides the dark matter model with additional flexibility, and this enables us to simultaneously fit all cosmic ray spectra using a simple particle physics model and coherent astrophysical assumptions. Our results indicate that AMS-02 observations are not only consistent with the dark matter hypothesis within the uncertainties, but adding a dark matter contribution improves the fit to the data. Assuming, however, that dark matter is solely responsible for this improvement of the fit, it is difficult to evade the latest CMB limits in this model.

  8. Biosorption of 241Am by immobilized Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Americium-241 is one of the most serious radioactive contaminating nuclides due to its high toxicity and long half-life. The encouraging biosorption of 241Am from aqueous solutions by free Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) has been observed in our previous experiments. 241Am biosorption by immobilized S. cerevisiae and the effect of the various experimental conditions on the adsorption were investigated. The results indicated that the 241Am biosorption by immobilized S. cerevisiae is still very efficient, and immobilized S. cerevisiae can be used repeatedly or continuously. The biosorption equilibrium was achieved within 2 hours, and more than 92% of 241Am was removed by immobilized S. cerevisiae in the pH 1-4 range. No significant differences in 241Am biosorption were observed at 15-45 deg C. The immobilized S. cerevisiae, even after used repeatedly for 6 times, still could adsorb more than 90% of 241Am in solutions of 1.08 MBq/l (8.5 μg/l). At this moment, the total adsorption capacity for 241Am was more than 63.3 KBq/g globe (0.5 μg/g), but has not reached saturation yet. The 241Am left in solutions with initial concentration of 1.08 MBq/l (8.5 μg/l) was noted as low as ∼10 Bq/l (∼8.0 x 10-5 μg/l) after adsorption by the immobilized S. cerevisiae for 3 times. (author)

  9. The alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS): search for antimatter and dark matter on the international space station

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    Battiston, R. [Perugia Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica]|[Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Perugia (Italy)

    1998-06-01

    The alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS) is a state of the art detector for the extraterrestrial study of anti-matter, matter and missing matter. After a precursor flight on STS91 in may 1998, AMS will be installed on the International Space Station where it will operate for three years. In this paper the AMS experiment is described and its physics potential reviewed. (orig.). 18 refs.

  10. Speciation of {sup 241}Am molecular compounds through {sup 237}Np Moessbauer and {sup 241}Am XPS spectroscopy

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    Fouchard, S.; Gouder, T.; Colineau, E.; Wastin, F.; Rebizant, J.; Simoni, E.; Guillaumont, D.; Meyer, D

    2004-07-01

    Light actinides (U to Am) can be found in several oxidation states from (II) to (VII) in the molecular form or in the condensed matter state. The large variety of oxidation states is usually attributed to the contribution of the 5f states to the valence orbitals. For the heavier actinides, for which the 5f electrons are non bonding, the actinides become rare-earth like with a smaller number of oxidation states (II and III). However it is still not understood what really decides on the stability of a given oxidation state, and how it is depending on the chemical environment (coordination sphere, nature of the counter-anion, etc). This work shows how Moessbauer spectroscopy and 4f photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) can contribute to progress in the understanding of the electronic structure of the actinide, especially for Am compounds Moessbauer reverse experiments were undertaken to show in what manner the electronic structure of the Am is preserved during the decay process (oxidation state stability). The result of XPS measurements shows that it is possible to correlate the 4f binding energy of the Am to the charge at the actinide core. The obtained results are somewhat surprising. The formal oxidation state (V) is 'less oxidised' than expected. Some Am(III) have less electron density (that means are more ionic) than americyl (V) hydroxide or carbonate. The reason for these surprisingly results comes from the 'Am=O' multiple bond system which reduces dramatically the charge at the actinide by a pi-donation mechanism. The evolution of the 4f binding energy of the Am species does not follow the oxidation state order. Theoretical DFT calculation were done on Am(V) compounds for qualitative electronic modeling. (authors)

  11. Annotation Method (AM): SE40_AM1 [Metabolonote[Archive

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    Full Text Available se search. Peaks with no hit to these databases are then selected to secondary sear...ch using EX-HR2 (http://webs2.kazusa.or.jp/mfsearcher/) databases. After the database search processes, each database...SE40_AM1 PowerGet annotation In annotation process, KEGG, KNApSAcK and LipidMAPS are used for primary databa

  12. 3D structure of macropore networks within natural and de-embarked estuary saltmarsh sediments: towards an improved understanding of network structural control over hydrologic function

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    Carr, Simon; Spencer, Kate; James, Tempest; Lucy, Diggens

    2015-04-01

    Saltmarshes are globally important environments which, though occupying degradation. To compensate for this habitat loss many coastal restoration projects have been implemented over the last few decades, largely driven by legislative requirements for improved biodiversity e.g. the EU Habitats Directive and Birds Directive. However, there is growing evidence that restored saltmarshes, recreated through the return to tidal inundation of previously drained and defended low-lying coastal land, do not have the same species composition even after 100 years and while environmental enhancement has been achieved, there may be consequences for ecosystem functioning This study presents the findings of a comparative analysis of detailed sediment structure and hydrological functioning of equivalent natural and de-embanked saltmarsh sediments at Orplands Farm, Essex, UK. 3D x-ray CT scanning of triplicate undisturbed sediment cores recovered in 2013 have been used to derive detailed volumetric reconstructions of macropore structure and networks, and to infer differences in bulk microporosity between natural and de-embanked saltmarshes. These volumes have been further visualised for qualitative analysis of the main sediment components, and extraction of key macropore space parameters for quantified analysis including total porosity and connectivity, as well as structure, organisation and efficiency (tortuosity) of macropore networks. Although total porosity was significantly greater within the de-embanked saltmarsh sediments, pore networks in these samples were less organised and more tortuous, and were also inferred to have significantly lower micro-porosity than those of the natural saltmarsh. These datasets are applied to explain significant differences in the hydraulic behaviour and functioning observed between natural and de-embarked saltmarsh at Orplands. Piezometer wells and pressure transducers recorded fluctuations in water level at 15 minute intervals over a 4.5 month

  13. A compact tritium AMS system

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    Chiarappa, M L; Dingley, K H; Hamm, R W; Love, A H; Roberts, M L

    1999-09-23

    Tritium ({sup 3}H) is a radioisotope that is extensively utilized in biological and environmental research. For biological research, {sup 3}H is generally quantified by liquid scintillation counting requiring gram-sized samples and counting times of several hours. For environmental research, {sup 3}H is usually quantified by {sup 3}He in-growth which requires gram-sized samples and in-growth times of several months. In contrast, provisional studies at LLNL's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry have demonstrated that Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) can be used to quantify {sup 3}H in milligram-sized biological samples with a 100 to 1000-fold improvement in detection limits when compared to scintillation counting. This increased sensitivity is expected to have great impact in the biological and environmental research community. However in order to make the {sup 3}H AMS technique more broadly accessible, smaller, simpler, and less expensive AMS instrumentation must be developed. To meet this need, a compact, relatively low cost prototype {sup 3}H AMS system has been designed and built based on a LLNL ion source/sample changer and an AccSys Technology, Inc. Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) linac. With the prototype system, {sup 3}/{sup 1}H ratios ranging from 1 x 10{sup -10} to 1 x 10{sup -13} have to be measured from milligram sized samples. With improvements in system operation and sample preparation methodology, the sensitivity limit of the system is expected to increase to approximately 1 x 10{sup -15}.

  14. Studies on arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) in the Alentejo (Portugal) using pea mutants resistant to AM fungi as a control tool for field conditions

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    2002-01-01

    The utilization and management of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) symbiosis may improve production and sustainability of the cropping system. For this purpose, native AM fungi (AMF) were sought and tested for their efficiency to increase plant growth by enhanced P uptake and by alleviation of drought stress. Pot experiments with safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) and pea (Pisum sativum) in five soils (mostly sandy loamy Luvisols) and field experiments with peas were carried out during three years at...

  15. AMS radiocarbon chemistry at ANSTO

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    Jacobsen, G. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia). Physics Division

    1999-11-01

    The purpose of this paper is to demystify the `black box` of AMS chemistry. For many, a sample is sent and eventually a date is received. Little is known of what happens to the sample beyond that it is treated chemically and then measured in the tandem accelerator. In this overview I will discuss the fate of your radiocarbon samples once they have arrived here at ANSTO with a focus on the chemistry. The AMS measurement of radiocarbon samples has been discussed previously (Lawson 1999). There are three main aims when it comes to the chemistry: 1) to remove extraneous carbon, ie contamination, 2) to convert the carbon to a form suitable for measurement in the tandem accelerator and 3) not to contaminate the sample while doing 1 and 2. Before measurement the sample goes through a number of distinct stages, these being registration, pretreatment, carbon extraction, graphitisation and pressing. Of these I am going to deal mainly with the pretreatment stage, as it is at this stage that contamination is removed for which the accuracy of the final measurement is dependant 12 refs.

  16. AMS radiocarbon chemistry at ANSTO

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    The purpose of this paper is to demystify the 'black box' of AMS chemistry. For many, a sample is sent and eventually a date is received. Little is known of what happens to the sample beyond that it is treated chemically and then measured in the tandem accelerator. In this overview I will discuss the fate of your radiocarbon samples once they have arrived here at ANSTO with a focus on the chemistry. The AMS measurement of radiocarbon samples has been discussed previously (Lawson 1999). There are three main aims when it comes to the chemistry: 1) to remove extraneous carbon, ie contamination, 2) to convert the carbon to a form suitable for measurement in the tandem accelerator and 3) not to contaminate the sample while doing 1 and 2. Before measurement the sample goes through a number of distinct stages, these being registration, pretreatment, carbon extraction, graphitisation and pressing. Of these I am going to deal mainly with the pretreatment stage, as it is at this stage that contamination is removed for which the accuracy of the final measurement is dependant

  17. AMS in drug development at GSK

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    A history of the use of AMS in GSK studies spanning the last 8 years (1998-2005) is presented, including use in pilot studies through to clinical, animal and in vitro studies. A brief summary of the status of GSK's in-house AMS capability is outlined and views on the future of AMS in GSK are presented, including potential impact on drug development and potential advances in AMS technology

  18. AMS of {sup 14}C at low energies

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    Suter, M.; Huber, R.; Jacob, S. [ETHZ, Zurich (Switzerland); Synal, H.A. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

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    At the ETH/PSI AMS facility {sup 14}C test measurements have been performed at low terminal voltages of 0.5 and 1 MV in order to study the feasibility of AMS with very small accelerators. These experiments have demonstrated that interfering molecules ({sup 13}CH and {sup 12}CH{sub 2}) in charge states 1{sup +} and 2{sup +} can be destroyed in an adequate Ar gas stripper. These new results imply the feasibility of a new generation of very small accelerator systems for {sup 14}C. (author) 1 fig., 3 refs.

  19. 7 CFR 1230.602 - Administrator, AMS.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Administrator, AMS. 1230.602 Section 1230.602... CONSUMER INFORMATION Procedures for the Conduct of Referendum Definitions § 1230.602 Administrator, AMS. The term Administrator, AMS, means the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, or...

  20. 7 CFR 1220.601 - Administrator, AMS.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Administrator, AMS. 1220.601 Section 1220.601... CONSUMER INFORMATION Procedures To Request a Referendum Definitions § 1220.601 Administrator, AMS. Administrator, AMS, means the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, or any officer or employee...

  1. 7 CFR 1280.602 - Administrator, AMS.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Administrator, AMS. 1280.602 Section 1280.602... INFORMATION ORDER Procedures To Request a Referendum Definitions § 1280.602 Administrator, AMS. Administrator, AMS, means the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, or any officer or employee of...

  2. CERN News - Aug 2010: AMS, from CERN to Space!

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    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer leaves CERN to embark on a USAF plane, on its journey to Cape Canaveral, and then Space. It will be installed on the International Space Station next year, where it will look for antimatter in Space.

  3. Multimodal backpacking experience in Finland: Sharing experiences through an online travel blog

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    2015-01-01

    Author or authors Juhani Bohjanen Group or year of entry 2011 Title of report Multimodal backpacking experience in Finland: Sharing experiences through an online travel blog Number of pages and appendices 23 + 35 Teacher(s) or supervisor(s) Soile Kallinen Backpacking adventures bring about a whole host of experiences to the individual embarking on such endeavors. With elements such as educational and esthetic realms the backpacker is actively participating and immersi...

  4. First operation of the Bern AMS MICADAS

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    The University of Bern has a long history of experience in precise 14C measurements based on the conventional counting laboratory founded more than 50 years ago. Due to the demanding preparation and measurement procedures, the throughput and required carbon mass of this technique both are the limiting factors. Therefore, the University of Bern decided to update the facility aiming at a new 14C laboratory equipped with an accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) MICADAS. The focus of this laboratory is twofold. On the one hand, the access to routine 14C analysis for climate research and other disciplines will be improved on site. On the other hand, new hyphenated analytical systems shall be developed for online separation and 14C detection of specific fractions or individual compounds. The MICADAS became operational in November 2012. In this work, instruments, laboratory equipment, measures of quality assurance and first results are presented.

  5. Neutron transmission and capture of 241Am

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    A set of neutron transmission and capture experiments based on the Time Of Flight (TOF) technique, were performed in order to determine the 241Am capture cross section in the energy range from 0.01 eV to 1 keV. The GELINA facility of the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) served as the neutron source. A pair of C6D6 liquid scintillators was used to register the prompt gamma rays emerging from the americium sample, while a Li-glass detector was used in the transmission setup. Results from the capture and transmission data acquired are consistent with each other, but appear to be inconsistent with the evaluated data files. Resonance parameters have been derived for the data up to the energy of 100 eV. (authors)

  6. Actinide measurements by AMS using fluoride matrices

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    Cornett, R. J.; Kazi, Z. H.; Zhao, X.-L.; Chartrand, M. G.; Charles, R. J.; Kieser, W. E.

    2015-10-01

    Actinides can be measured by alpha spectroscopy (AS), mass spectroscopy or accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). We tested a simple method to separate Pu and Am isotopes from the sample matrix using a single extraction chromatography column. The actinides in the column eluent were then measured by AS or AMS using a fluoride target matrix. Pu and Am were coprecipitated with NdF3. The strongest AMS beams of Pu and Am were produced when there was a large excess of fluoride donor atoms in the target and the NdF3 precipitates were diluted about 6-8 fold with PbF2. The measured concentrations of 239,240Pu and 241Am agreed with the concentrations in standards of known activity and with two IAEA certified reference materials. Measurements of 239,240Pu and 241Am made at A.E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory agree, within their statistical uncertainty, with independent measurements made using the IsoTrace AMS system. This work demonstrated that fluoride targets can produce reliable beams of actinide anions and that the measurement of actinides using fluorides agree with published values in certified reference materials.

  7. AMS-01: First flight, first results; future AMS-02

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    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) was constructed 1995-1997 as a particle spectrometer in space. During the shuttle flight SPS91 June 2-12, 1998 it received 100 h of data in space. No antihelium was found among 2.8 million He nuclei and no antimatter in 156,000 Z>2 nuclei. Protons were measured with very high accuracy, including detailed second spectra below the cutoff. Fits to the spectra above 10 GeV are given. Surprisingly, at the magnetic equator, positrons are four times more copious than electrons. He nuclei below the cutoff are dominantly He3. A short description of the complete detector for the 3 years on the space station ISS is presented

  8. AMS Days: "the results are phenomenal"

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    Following the conclusion of the successful AMS Days at CERN (see here), we sat down with leading minds in space science and particle physics to discuss their thoughts on the recent positron-excess results as well as the future of the AMS physics programme.   Samuel Ting, AMS spokesperson: Roberto Battiston, President of the Italian Space Agency (ASI): William H. Gerstenmaier, Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, NASA: Edward C. Stone (Caltech), Voyager 1 and 2 principal investigator:

  9. Am-241 buildup in nematode organisms

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    The process of Am-241 intake into earthworm organisms from chernozem leached in their presence in soil contaminated with this radionuclide is studied. The data on Am-241 buildup values during long-time radionuclide intake into earthworm organisms from soil are given. It s shown that Am-241 buildup in earthworm organisms do not exceed its concentration in soil for the whole observation period (as Am-241 presents in soil in state unavailable for animals). Intensive extraction of the radionuclide from the organisms is observed when earthworm contacts with soil are stopped

  10. Report on the interpretation of critical experiments in the Siemens-Argonaut-Reactor Graz to study water ingress into spherical elements. Ergebnisbericht zur Auslegung kritischer Experimente am Siemens-Argonaut-Reaktor Graz zum Studium des Wassereinbruches im Kugelhaufen

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    Schuerrer, F. (Technische Univ., Graz (Austria). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik und Reaktorphysik); Neef, R.D. (Kernforschungsanlage Juelich G.m.b.H. (Germany, F.R.). Inst. fuer Reaktorentwicklung)

    1979-04-15

    The experiments described are of interest in the study of water contamination in HTR fuel elements. The Siemens Argonaut Reactor (SAR) has been considered as a research tool for a simulation experiment. Following a brief description of the SAR, planned programs are discussed in 'dry' and 'wet' cores. Detector foil types and locations are noted. A theoretical model is developed and nuclide concentrations estimated in the various spectral zones. Reactivity calculations have been made and are summarised for various H{sub 2}O percentage concentrations. The discussion is supported by simplified core layout diagrams and graphs of core flux distributions. Neutron diffusion and spectra calculations are referenced to computer programs used by KFA-Juelich, published elsewhere, and include GAM, THERMOS, MUPO and EXTERMINATOR-2. (G.C.)

  11. AMS of stable isotopes - shouldn't that be easy?

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    Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) has become the most sensitive method to measure long-lived radionuclides at minute concentrations. The idea to use the same method for measuring stable isotopes has been around since the early days of AMS. At several laboratories special ion sources have been installed and even dedicated facilities were built that focus on the AMS of stable isotopes. The advantages over conventional mass spectrometers are obvious, first molecular interferences can be eliminated and second high ion energies allow to separate isobars. However, despite of several attempts at various scales the use of AMS for stable isotopes did not take off and published results are sparse. At ETH Zurich a SIMS ion source is coupled to the 6 MV EN Tandem accelerator and has been used for several projects in the past 15 years. In this talk I will report on my own experiences in that field, in particular on the astrophysical use of this method, and that one not always gains by combining two successful methods. (author)

  12. $^{241}$Am: a difficult actinide for (n,$\\gamma$) cross section measurement

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    2014-01-01

    Many attempts have been made in the past to determine accurate cross section data for neutron capture in $^{241}$Am, however, the reported data for thermal neutron energies scatter by more than 25% around 680 b. The situation is complicated as the product of the capture reaction is twofold: $^{241}$Am (n,$\\gamma$)$^{242g}Am,^{242m}$Am. The production ratio for ground- and metastable state is uncertain but also $^{241}$Am exhibits a very low first resonance at about 0.3 eV and this might influence the 1/v behaviour at thermal energy, 0.025 eV. In our experiments, we are using cold neutrons at the PGAA facilities of the Budapest and Garching Research Reactors, hence, we assume to be independent of the perturbations from possible non-1/v behaviour.

  13. Preliminary investigation on biosorption mechanism of 241Am by Rhizopus arrhizus

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    As an important radioisotope in nuclear industry and other fields, 241Am is one of the most serious contamination concerns due to its high radiation toxicity and long half-life. Encouraging biosorption of 241Am from aqueous solutions by free or immobilized Rhizopus arrhizus (R. arrhizus) has been observed in our experiments. In this study, the preliminary evaluation on the mechanism was further explored via chemical or biological modification of R. arrhizus using europium as a substitute for americium. The results indicated that in approximately 48 hours R. arrhizus was able for efficient adsorption of 241Am. The pH value of solutions decreased gradually with the uptake of 241Am by R. arrhizus, implying that H+ was released from R. arrhizus via ion-exchange. The biosorption of 241Am by the decomposed cell wall of R. arrhizus was as efficient as by the intact fungus. The adsorption ratio for 241Am by deacylated R. arrhizus dropped, implying that carboxyl functional groups of R. arrhizus play an important role in the biosorption of 241Am. Most of the investigated acidic ions have no significant influence on the adsorption of 241Am, while saturated EDTA can strongly inhibit the biosorption of 241Am by R. arrhizus. When the concentrations of coexistent Eu3+, Nd3+ were 300 times more than that of 241Am, the adsorption ratios would decrease to about 86% from more than 99%. It could be noted by transmission electron microscope (TEM) analysis that the adsorbed Eu is scattered almost in the whole fungus, while Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) indicated that Ca in R. arrhizus have been replaced by Eu via ion-exchange. The change of the absorption peak structure in the IR spectra implied that there was complexation between metals and microorganism. The results implied that the adsorption mechanism of 241Am by R. arrhizus is very complicated involved ion-exchange, complexation process as well as nonspecific adsorption in the cell wall by static electricity. (author)

  14. Ressecção hepática robótica. Relato de experiência pioneira na América Latina First robotic-assisted laparoscopic liver resection in Latin America

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    Marcel Autran C. Machado; Fábio Ferrari Makdissi; Rodrigo C.T. Surjan; Ricardo Z. Abdalla

    2009-01-01

    Graças ao melhor conhecimento da anatomia segmentar do fígado e desenvolvimento de novas técnicas, houve aumento no número de indicações de hepatectomias. O desenvolvimento da cirurgia minimamente invasiva ocorreu paralelamente e o aumento da experiência, aliado ao desenvolvimento de novos instrumentais, resultaram no crescimento exponencial das ressecções hepáticas videolaparoscópicas. A abordagem laparoscópica pode tornar viável a ressecção hepática em pacientes cirróticos com hipertensão p...

  15. Indirect search for dark matter with AMS

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    This document summarises the potential of AMS in the indirect search for Dark Matter. Observations and cosmology indicate that the Universe may include a large amount of Dark Matter of unknown nature. A good candidate is the Ligthest Supersymmetric Particle in R-Parity conserving models. AMS offers a unique opportunity to study Dark Matter indirect signature in three spectra: gamma, antiprotons and positrons

  16. Applications of AMS to hydrology

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    The evaluation and management of water as a resource requires an understanding of the chemical, and geological interactions that water effects or undergoes in the hydrologic cycle. Delivery of water to the land surface by precipitation, subsequent streamflow, circulation in surface waters and evapotranspiration, infiltration, recharge, movement of waters in the subsurface, and discharge are of interest. Also important are the quality of water, water's role in mineral dissolution, transport, and deposition, and the various water-related geotechnical problems of subsidence, tectonics, slope instability, and earth structures. Mathematical modeling techniques are available and are being improved which describe these phenomena and predict future system behavior. Typically, however, models suffer from substantial uncertainties due to insufficient data. Refinement, calibration,and verification of hydrologic models require expansion of the data base. Examination of chemical constituents of water which act as tracers can often supply the needed information. Unfortunately, few tracers are available which are both mobile and chemically stable. Several long-lived radioisotopic hydrologic tracers exist, however, which have received little attention in hydrologic studies to date because of low concentration, low specific activity, or sample size limitations. Recent development of ultra-sensitive accelerator mass spectrometry techniques (AMS) by Purser and others (1977), Nelson and others (1977), Bennett and others (1978), Muller and others (1978), Raisbeck and others (1978) is now expected to provide access to many of these tracers

  17. Application of AMS to oceanography: Progress at the National Ocean Sciences AMS facility

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    Through the support of the NSF, the authors have established a facility for the measurement of 14C in oceanographic samples. A major portion of the samples they are analyzing are being provided from the large oceanographic programs of WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment) and JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux Study). They have established a laboratory for rapidly preparing graphite samples from seawater inorganic carbon, organic carbon, and CaCO3 and are automating many of the procedures. Analysis of Δ14C in seawater samples is facilitated by the abundance of inorganic carbon in seawater, but hindered by the precision required (±0.5%). In addition to routinely processing samples supporting a variety of oceanographic projects, they are investigating novel uses of AMS in the field of chemical oceanography

  18. The stray capacitance effect in Kelvin probe force microscopy using FM, AM and heterodyne AM modes

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    The effect of stray capacitance on potential measurements was investigated using Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) at room temperature under ultra-high vacuum (UHV). The stray capacitance effect was explored in three modes, including frequency modulation (FM), amplitude modulation (AM) and heterodyne amplitude modulation (heterodyne AM). We showed theoretically that the distance-dependence of the modulated electrostatic force in AM-KPFM is significantly weaker than in FM- and heterodyne AM-KPFMs and that the stray capacitance of the cantilever, which seriously influences the potential measurements in AM-KPFM, was almost completely eliminated in FM- and heterodyne AM-KPFMs. We experimentally confirmed that the contact potential difference (CPD) in AM-KPFM, which compensates the electrostatic force between the tip and the surface, was significantly larger than in FM- and heterodyne AM-KPFMs due to the stray capacitance effect. We also compared the atomic scale corrugations in the local contact potential difference (LCPD) among the three modes on the surface of Si(111)-7 × 7 finding that the LCPD corrugation in AM-KPFM was significantly weaker than in FM- and heterodyne AM-KPFMs under low AC bias voltage conditions. The very weak LCPD corrugation in AM-KPFM was attributed to the artefact induced by topographic feedback. (paper)

  19. The AMS-01 silicon tracker assembly and the industrial approach to detector construction

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    Pauluzzi, M

    2001-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-01) has successfully performed in a precursor flight in June 1998. The experiment is scheduled for a 3-year operation on the International Space Station (ISS) in the year 2003. For the ISS flight, the completion of the tracker as well as a major upgrade of the detector (AMS-02) is in progress. In this contribution, we present results from the AMS-01 silicon tracker construction and describe the organization of the assembly for phase 2. Given the large scale of this silicon detector, the involvement of private industries in the construction is addressed.

  20. Determination of 241Am in reindeer bone

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    The purpose of this work was to develop a procedure to separate americium from other alpha active nuclides present in reindeer bone samples, especially 228Th and its daughter nuclides. The 241Am-spectrum of a reindeer bone sample analyzed using the proposed method is given. The α-spectrum was measured one week after electrodeposition. The absence of the alpha peak of 224Ra, the daughter nuclide of 228Th, indicates that no 228Th was electrodeposited onto the platinum disc. Four reindeer bone samples were analyzed for 241Am using the method developed. The 241Am/239240Pu activity ratio in reindeer bone was 0.9 :- 0.4. These results indicate that compared to plutonium, americium is accumulated in reindeer bone more heavily than in liver. All 241Am values presented are concentrations at the time of radioassay, and no correction has been made for the ingrowth of 241Am formed by the decay of 241Pu during stockpilling. However, all 241Am determinations were made 1 to 3 yrs after sample collection, and thus the corrections due to the ingrowth can be considered slight. About 60% of plutonium body burden is located in liver and 20% in skeleton. The activity ratio 241Am/239240Pu in these animals was about 0.2 and 1.0 in liver and skeleton, respectively. This indicates that about 60% of the 241Am body burden is located in skeleton and about 30% in liver. It can be roughly estimated that the whole-body activity of 241Am is thus about 40% of the 239240Pu body burden

  1. Open source identity management patterns and practices using OpenAM 10.x

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    Kenning, Waylon

    2013-01-01

    This is a Packt Mini in a tutorial format that provides multiple examples on Identity Management using OpenAM 10.x.Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x is great for developers and architects who are new to Identity Management, and who want a brief overview of what's possible and how to quickly implement a prototype. It's assumed that you've had experience with web applications and some knowledge of Apache and Tomcat.

  2. Intervención ambiental en sitios contaminados por plomo: la experiencia en los Estados Unidos de América Environmental intervention in sites contaminated by lead: the United States of America experience

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    Nicholas Ceto

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante una década, los organismos estatales y federales han trabajado de manera conjunta con las comunidades a lo largo del territorio estadounidense, con el objeto de valorar el riesgo a la salud que implica la contaminación por plomo en las zonas residenciales. A menudo dichas comunidades han estado vinculadas con instalaciones destinadas anteriormente a actividades como la minería y la metalurgia; sin embargo, existen otras industrias como por ejemplo la fabricación de pinturas y el reciclaje de baterías, también identificadas como fuentes de contaminación por este metal. La vasta experiencia en las tareas de limpieza de los sitios contaminados ha puesto de manifiesto que los amplios programas destinados a identificar y manejar las vías de exposición pueden ayudar, de manera efectiva, a disminuir los niveles de plomo en sangre de las poblaciones más suceptibles, como la de los de niños en edades tempranas. Los programas de intervención ambiental son más efectivos cuando en las localidades afectadas se ejecutan programas de educación/intervención en salud, orientados al desarrollo de estrategias individualizadas para manejar el riesgo que implica la presencia de dicho metal en el ambiente.For a decade, state and federal agencies have worked jointly with communities throughout the USA, with the objective of measuring the health-risk from lead pollution in residential zones. Often these communities have been linked with facilities previously associated with activities like mining and metallurgy; nevertheless, there are other industries like paint manufacturing and battery recycling, that have also been identified as lead pollution sources. The vast experience in cleaning up the contaminated sites has shown that ample programs designed to identify and handle the exposure routes can help, in an effective manner, to diminish blood lead levels (BLL in susceptible populations, such as in young children. Environmental intervention

  3. Utilization of inoculum produced on-farm for production of AM fungus colonized pepper and tomato seedlings under conventional management

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    Arbuscular mycorrhizal [AM] fungus inoculum may be used to produce colonized vegetable seedlings for outplanting. Success depends, in part, upon a nutrient regime in the greenhouse that is conducive to AM fungus hyphal growth and signaling/recognition events between host and fungus. Experiments we...

  4. Photometry and dynamics of the minor mergers AM\\,1228-260 and AM\\,2058-381

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    Hernandez-Jimenez, J A; Bonatto, C; Rodrigues, I; Krabbe, A C; Winge, Cláudia

    2015-01-01

    We investigate interaction effects on the dynamics and morphology of the galaxy pairs AM\\,2058-381 and AM\\,1228-260. This work is based on $r'$ images and long-slit spectra obtained with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph at the Gemini South Telescope. The luminosity ratio between the main (AM\\,2058A) and secondary (AM\\,2058B) components of the first pair is a factor of $\\sim$ 5, while for the other pair, the main (AM\\,1228A) component is 20 times more luminous than the secondary (AM\\,1228B). The four galaxies have pseudo-bulges, with a S\\'ersic index $n<2$. Their observed radial velocities profiles (RVPs) present several irregularities. The receding side of the RVP of AM\\,2058A is displaced with respect to the velocity field model, while there is a strong evidence that AM\\,2058B is a tumbling body, rotating along its major axis. The RVPs for AM\\,1228A indicate a misalignment between the kinematic and photometric major axes. The RVP for AM\\,1228B is quite perturbed, very likely due to the interaction wit...

  5. Biosorption of 241Am by R. arrihizus

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    The Biosorption of radionuclide 241Am on R.arrihizus from aqueous solution and the effects of the experimental conditions on the biosorption are investigated by the batch technique. The experimental results show that the R.arrihizus is a very efficient sorbent. The biosorption reaches equilibration in 1 h, the optimum pH range is 1-3. No significant temperature effect on 241Am biosorption is observed in the range of 10-45 degree C. No significant differences of biosorption in the presence and absence of Au3+ or Ag+ are observed. The relationship between concentrations of 241Am in aqueous solutions and adsorption capacities of 241Am can be described by the Freundlich adsorption equation

  6. Biosorption of 241Am by microorganism

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    The biosorption of 241Am on A. niger, R. arrihizus and Candida albicans from aqueous solution, and the effects of the experimental conditions on the biosorption are investigated by the batch technique. The experimental results show that all the microorganism above are very efficient as the sorbent. The biosorption equilibrium time is 2 h and the optimum pH ranges 1-3. No significant differences on 241Am biosorption are observed at the temperature of 15-45 degree C, or in the presence and absence of Au3+ or Ag+. The relationship between concentrations of 241Am in aqueous solutions and adsorption capacities of 241Am can be described by the Freundlich adsorption equation on A. niger and R. arrihizus, while as it can be done by the Langmuir adsorption equation on Candida albicans

  7. AMS DAYs 2015 - Interview William H. Gerstenmaier

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    William H. Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate at NASA, tells about the science aat the International Space Station and the tasks to be performed to make sure the AMS detector, installed on the main

  8. Challenge of COPD: Am I at Risk?

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    ... please turn JavaScript on. Feature: The Challenge of COPD Am I at Risk? Past Issues / Fall 2014 ... or the American Lung Association's COPD information section. COPD Learn More Breathe Better ® Program The COPD Learn ...

  9. Intervista Roberto Battiston, vice-portavoce AMS

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    "L'universo è un'acceleratore di raggi cosmici che non è mai in shut down!"Commento sulla prima fase di funzionamento di AMS, a due mesi dal lancio nello spazio e dall'installazione sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale, con un flusso ininterrotto di dati: 100 milioni di trigger alla settimana.(2'19) Rest of video: rushes of the AMS POCC (Payload and Operations Control Centre) at CERN - Prevessin site.

  10. Psychische Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz in Deutschland

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    2008-01-01

    "Schon wieder ein Bericht zur Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz!", mag so mancher denken, der den diesjährigen Bericht des Berufsverbandes der Deutschen Psychologinnen und Psychologen zur psychischen Lage der Nation in die Hand nimmt. Reichen denn nicht die jährlichen Berichte der Krankenkassen zur Gesundheit der Erwerbstätigen? Was macht gerade diesen Bericht so wichtig und interessant? Er beleuchtet das Thema "Psychische Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz" aus den verschiedensten Perspektiven. So wird ...

  11. New results from AMS cosmic ray measurements

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    Huang, M. A.

    2002-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a detector designed to search for antimatter in the cosmic rays. The physics results from the test flight in June 1998 are analyzed and published. This paper reviews the results in the five published papers of the AMS collaboration, updates the current understanding of two puzzles, albedo $e^+/e^-$ and albedo $^3$He, and disscusses the influence of albedo particles.

  12. Digitale Grauwertanalyse am Endometrium puerperaler Stuten

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    Schlomm, Stefanie

    2013-01-01

    In der Zyklusdiagnostik von Stuten hat sich die digitale Grauwertanalyse als ein sensitives Verfahren zur Erfassung zyklisch bedingter Veränderungen am Endometrium geschlechts-gesunder Stuten bewährt. Darüber hinaus ist mit Hilfe der digitalen Grauwertanalyse die Differenzierung zwischen physiologischen und pathologischen Prozessen am Endometrium zyklischer Stuten möglich. Ziel dieser Untersuchung war es, herauszufinden inwieweit sich die digitale Grauwertanalyse als diagnostische Methode...

  13. Biosorption of 241Am by Candida sp

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    The biosorption of radionuclide 241Am from solutions by Candida sp., and the influences of experimental conditions on the adsorption were studied. The results showed that the adsorption equilibrium was achieved within 4h and the optimum pH=2. No significant differences on 241Am biosorption were observed at 10-45 degree C, or challenged with Au3+ or Ag+, even 1500 times or 4500 times over 241Am, respectively. The adsorption rate could reach 97.8% by dry Candida sp. of 0.82 g/L in 241Am solutions (pH=2) of 5.6-111 MBq/L (44.04-873.0 μg/L) (C0), with maximum adsorption capacity (W) of 63.5 MBq/g (501.8 μg/g), implying that the removal of 241Am by Candida sp. from solutions was feasible. The relationship between activities (C0) and adsorption capacities (W) of 241Am indicated that the biosorption process could be described by Langmuir adsorption isotherm

  14. Interpretation of AMS-02 results: correlations among dark matter signals

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    The AMS-02 collaboration has recently released data on the positron fraction e+/(e−+e+) up to energies of about 350 GeV. If one insists on interpreting the observed excess as a dark matter signal, then we find it is best described by a TeV-scale dark matter annihilating into τ+τ−, although this situation is already severely constrained by gamma-ray measurements.The annihilation into μ+μ− is allowed by gamma-rays more than τ+τ−, but it gives a poorer fit to AMS-02 data. Moreover, since electroweak corrections induce correlations among the fluxes of stable particles from dark matter annihilations, the recent AMS-02 data imply a well-defined prediction for the correlated flux of antiprotons. Under the assumption that their future measurements will not show any antiproton excess above the background, the dark matter interpretation of the positron rise will possibly be ruled out by only making use of data from a single experiment. This work is the first of a program where we emphasize the role of correlations among dark matter signals

  15. Widening the Gap: Pre-University Gap Years and the "Economy of Experience"

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    Heath, Sue

    2007-01-01

    Embarking upon a pre-university gap year is an increasingly popular option among British students. Drawing on Brown et al.'s work on positional conflict theory and the increased importance of the "economy of experience", this paper seeks to explore this growing popularity and argues that the gap year's enhanced profile raises important questions…

  16. Effects of the herbicide glyphosate on the uptake of 239Pu and 241Am to vegetation

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    Glyphosate (n-phosphonomethyl glycine) is a broad spectrum herbicide widely used in lowland agriculture, forestry and improved upland pastures. Although its metal chelating properties are well established, its interaction with radionuclides remains unknown. A pot experiment was conducted to determine the effect of soil applications of glyphosate on the uptake of 239Pu and 241Am to peas and carrots grown in loam, peat and sand soils. Soil-to-plant transfer factors were calculated for treated and untreated soils at harvest. The most marked effect was an increase in 241Am uptake to crops grown in loam soil. Supplementary laboratory batch experiments were conducted by shaking radiolabelled soil and its associated soil solution with glyphosate. The activity concentration of 241Am increased ten fold in the liquid phase of loam soils treated with glyphosate. It is postulated that this 241Am desorption could have been mediated by the formation of a stable Am-glyphosate complex which was subsequently more available for crop uptake than Am alone. (author)

  17. A small and compact AMS facility for tritium depth profiling

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    M Friedrich; W Pilz; N Bekris; M Glugla; M Kiisk; V Liechtenstein

    2002-12-01

    Depth profiling measurements of tritium in carbon samples have been performed during the past seven years at the AMS facility installed at the Rossendorf 3 MV Tandetron. The samples have been cut from the inner walls of the fusion experiments ASDEX-upgrade/Garching and JET/Culham. The tritium content of the samples from JET required a dedicated AMS facility to prevent any contamination of the versatile 3 MV Tandetron. On the basis of an air-insulated 100 kV tandem accelerator equipped with a gas stripper an AMS facility exclusively devoted to tritium depth profiling was installed, tested and used for routine measurements. After additional successful tests employing diamond-like carbon (DLC) stripper foils at this accelerator, another small and compact 100 kV tandem accelerator with SF6 insulation and a DLC stripper has been installed at the AMS facility. Results obtained with the different tandem accelerators are presented.

  18. The Anti Matter Spectrometer (AMS-02): a Particle Physics Detector In Space

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    Battiston, Roberto [Physics Department and INFN Section, Perugia, 06123 (Italy)

    2007-04-15

    AMS-02 is a space borne magnetic spectrometer designed to measure with accuracies up to one part in 10{sup 9} the composition of Cosmic Rays near Earth. With a large acceptance (5000cm{sup 2} sr), an intense magnetic field from a superconducting magnet (0.7 T) and an accurate particle identifications AMS-02 will provide the highest accuracy in Cosmic Rays measurements up to the TeV region. During a three years long mission on the ISS AMS-02 will achieve a sensitivity to the existence of anti-He in the Cosmic Rays of one part in a billion as well as important informations on the origin of Dark Matter. We review the status of the construction of the AMS-02 experiment in preparation for the three years mission on the ISS.

  19. Accumulation of 241Am by suspended matter, diatoms and aquatic weeds of the Yenisei River

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    In this work we experimentally estimated the capacities of the key components of the Yenisei River (Russia): particulate suspended matter (seston), diatom microalgae, and submerged macrophytes for accumulating 241Am from water. In our experiments large particles of seston (>8 μm), comparable in size with diatoms, took up most of americium from water. The accumulation of americium by isolated diatom algae (Asterionella formosa and Diatoma vulgare) was lower than by total seston. The concentration factors (CFs) of 241Am for seston of the Yenisei River in our experiments were (2.8-6.9).105; for diatoms - (1.5-4.2).104. The CFs for aquatic plant Elodea canadensis were within the same order of magnitude as those for diatoms. Activity concentration and CFs of 241Am were nearly the same in experiments under dark and light conditions. This is indicative of an energy independent mechanism of americium uptake from the water by diatoms and submerged macrophytes.

  20. Hot test and process parameter calculation of purified Cyanex 301 extraction for separating Am and fission product lanthanides

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    Purified Cyanex 301 which contains >99% bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)dithio-phosphinic acid (HBTMPDTP) shows high extraction selectivity toward Am3+ over light lanthanides (Lns). In a bench scale 4 stage cross-flow hot test, 99.999% of Am in Am+Lns fraction obtained from a hot experiment of the TRPO extraction of a real HAW was extracted while only 3% Lns was co-extracted. The average separation factor of Am over FPLns is about 3500. An empirical distribution ratio model for Am and Lns in HBTMPDTP extraction and a method of countercurrent extraction process parameter calculation were established and the results of calculation were verified with tracer amount of 241Am and macro amount of Lns. For an Am+Lns fraction with typical PWR HAW composition, the calculated results show that a five stage countercurrent HBTMPDTP extraction process without scrubbing can get a separation of Am from Lns of 106 and a separation of Lns from Am of 700. (author)

  1. 47 CFR 73.128 - AM stereophonic broadcasting.

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    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false AM stereophonic broadcasting. 73.128 Section 73.128 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES AM Broadcast Stations § 73.128 AM stereophonic broadcasting. (a) An Am broadcast...

  2. Determination of the242 m Am nuclear moments

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    Bekk, K.; Göring, S.; Kälber, W.; Meisel, G.; Rebel, H.; Sameh, A. Ali

    1988-09-01

    The hyperfine structure of Am atoms was investigated in an atomic beam by laser spectroscopy. The observed splittings were evaluated with respect to the magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments of242 m Am. The results are: μ I (242 m Am)=+0.97(5)nm, Q(242 m Am)=+6.5(2.0)b.

  3. Determination of the 242mAm nuclear moments

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    The hyperfine structure of Am atoms was investigated in an atomic beam by laser spectroscopy. The observed splittings were evaluated with respect to the magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments of 242mAm. The results are: μI(242mAm) = +0.97(5) nm, Q(242mAm) = +6.5(2.0) b. (orig.)

  4. América y Apocalipsis

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    Adriano Prosperi

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo estudia las razones que han vinculado la exploración y conquista de América o 'Nuevo Mundo' con las profecías cristianas de naturaleza apocalíptica y/o milenarista en torno a un 'Fin del Mundo'. En el siglo XVI el horizonte de la Europa cristiana estaba dominado por el requerimiento de un profundo cambio y por el anhelo de volver a la forma eclesial apostólica de los inicios. El descubrimiento de tierras y nuevos pueblos replanteó la cuestión del sentido de la historia y fortaleció la espera del fin que había sido la característica fundamental del cristianismo en sus orígenes. La acción misionera de los primeros franciscanos enviados a México unía la expectativa del fin con la necesidad de completar la predicación del Evangelio para así abreviar el tiempo final señalado por el Apocalipsis. En el mismo período, convicciones similares motivaban a los protagonistas de los movimientos de Reforma de la Iglesia. Las noticias sobre la difusión del cristianismo en América y los conflictos religiosos en Europa estimularon en muchos ambientes las especulaciones milenaristas vinculadas a la esperanza de una sociedad justa y de un mundo unido por intervención divina. Sueño político y religioso al mismo tiempo. Analizando diversos casos y testimonios, el artículo muestra que en esto residiría la originalidad de la experiencia italiana y también española del siglo de la ReformaThe article reviews the reasons which have linked the explorations and conquest of America, 'the New World', and the apocalyptic or millenarian Christian prophesises concerning the end of the world. In the XVI c. the Christian Europe was eager of deep changes, and a longing to return to the original apostolic ecclesiastical form. The discovery of new lands and peoples set questions on the sense of history and strengthened the expectations for the coming of the Last Days, which had been a fundamental feature of Christianity from its origins. The

  5. Pulsar interpretation for the AMS-02 result

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    Yin, Peng-Fei; Yuan, Qiang; Bi, Xiao-Jun

    2013-01-01

    The AMS-02 collaboration has just published a high precision measurement of the cosmic positron fraction $e^+/(e^- + e^+)$, which rises with energy from $\\sim 5$ GeV to $\\sim 350$ GeV. The result indicates the existence of primary electron/positron sources to account for the positron excess. In this work, we investigate the possibility that the nearby mature pulsars are the primary positron sources. By fitting the data we find that the positrons from a single nearby pulsar, such as Geminga or Monogem, with the spectral index $\\alpha \\sim 2$ can interpret the AMS-02 result. We also investigate the possibility that high energy positrons are generated by multiple known pulsars in the ATNF catalogue. Such a scenario can also fit the AMS-02 data well. Future precise measurements of fine structures in the positron spectrum would be a support to the pulsar scenario.

  6. AMS: Area Message Service for SLC

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    The Area Message Service (AMS) is a TCP/IP based messaging service currently in use at SLAC. A number of projects under development here at SLAC require and application level interface to the 4.3BSD UNIX socket level communications functions using TCP/IP over ethernet. AMS provides connection management, solicited message transfer, unsolicited message transfer, and asynchronous notification of pending messages. AMS is written completely in ANSI 'C' and is currently portable over three hardware/operating system/network manager platforms, VAX/VMS/Multinet, PC/MS-DOS/Pathworks, VME 68K/pSOS/pNA. The basic architecture is a client-server connection where either end of the interface may be the server. This allows for connections and data flow to be initiated from either end of the interface. Included in the paper are details concerning the connection management, the handling of the multi-platform code, and the implementation process

  7. Biomedical tritium applications with AMS detection

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    There are numerous applications for tritium (3 H) as a tracer isotope in biomedicine commonly combined with liquid scintillation counting method. The use of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), a rather new detection method will, enlarge and open new possibilities for tritium applications in biomedicine, especially when sample volumes are small. The tritium in the samples has to be transformed to solid form, which yields a high output of negative hydrogen ion current. The sample preparation is done in two steps: firstly extracting water from the biological sample and secondly, extracting hydrogen/tritium from the water and forming a chemically suitable compound for the AMS ion source. In this paper a chemical for the sample preparation is described. The results of the first measurements of tritiated water with known activity using the AMS detection technique will also be presented.(authors)

  8. Physiological mechanisms involved in resistance to cotton verticillium wilt induced by AM fungi

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    LIU Bing-jiang; LIU Run-jin

    2004-01-01

    @@ It was proved that arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi played an important role in increasing plant resistance to soilborne pathogens, especially when plants were pre-inoculated with AM fungi.Mechanisms involved in this phenomenon are not yet well understood. On the basis of the former experiment results in our lab, effects of AM fungi on cotton Verticillium wilt and the mechanisms of increasing disease resisitance by the tested fungi were studied in pot culture under greenhouse conditions. Two cotton cutivars Litai 8 and 86-1 which are susceptible to Verticillium dahliae were pre-inoculated with Glomus fasiculatum, and Gigaspora margarita, then inoculated with the strain of Verticillium dahliae, namely "An-Yang" (belong to intermediate virulent type) 30 days after the former inoculation. Results showed that AM fungi could improve the growth and development of cotton plants, increase plants dry mass, decrease incidence and disease index of Verticillium wilt of cotton plants, inhibit the infection and development of V. dahliae to different extent in the rhizosphere of cotton pre-inoculated with AM fungi, while the colonization and spore numbers of AM fungi were not reduced significantly by this pathogen. The defence enzymes, such as phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), chitinase, β-1, 3-glucanase, peroxidase, polyphenoloxidase (PPO) were induced, and their activities and peak increased by AM fungi in roots and leaves, and the increasing speed and peak of the enzyme activity were higher in treatment with AM fungus preinoculation than the inoculation with only V. dahliae, which suggested that defense response was activated by AM fungi, and then made the cotton to react strongly and rapidly to the infection of V. dahliae. In addition, AM fungi decreased the content of malondiadehyde (MDA) in cotton roots and leaves,protected membrane system and alleviated the damage caused by the pathogen. The AM fungus,Glomus fasiculatum showed the superior effects of biological

  9. Extraction of Am3+ from concentrated solutions

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    Diamond and coworkers published a series of valuable papers on the extraction and ion exchange behavior of metal cations in concentrated aqueous of mineral acids. The authors have extended such studies to the behavior of Am3+ in solutions of NX where N = H+, Li+, Na+, and X- = ClO4-, Cl- and NO3-. The variation of the extraction coefficient is interpreted in terms of ion exchange, complexation and salting out behavior. These effects on Am3+ extraction are contrasted with that on Ca2+ and Zn2+ extraction

  10. Utilization of inoculum of AM fungi produced on-farm for the production of Solanum lycopersicum: a summary of 7 years of field trials on a conventional vegetable farm with high soil phosphorus

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    Adding arbuscular mycorrhizal [AM] fungus inoculum to potting media enables vegetable farmers to better take advantage of the AM symbiosis. On-farm production of AM fungus inoculum is a viable alternative to commercially-available inocula. We conducted a seven year experiment at a conventional veg...

  11. Measurements of neutron cross section of the {sup 243}Am(n,{gamma}){sup 244}Am reaction

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    Hatsukawa, Yuichi; Shinohara, Nobuo; Hata, Kentaro [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment

    1998-03-01

    The effective thermal neutron cross section of {sup 243}Am(n,{gamma}){sup 244}Am reaction was measured by the activation method. Highly-purified {sup 243}Am target was irradiated in an aluminum capsule by using a research reactor JRR-3M. The tentative effective thermal neutron cross sections are 3.92 b, and 84.44 b for the production of {sup 244g}Am and {sup 244m}Am, respectively. (author)

  12. The influence of impurities for cross section measurement of {sup 241,243}Am(n,f) reactions

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    Kai, Tetsuya; Kobayashi, Katsuhei; Yamamoto, Shuji; Fujita, Yoshiaki; Kimura, Itsuro; Miyoshi, Mitsuharu; Yamamoto, Hideki [Kyoto Univ. (Japan); Shinohara, Nobuo

    1997-03-01

    The influence of the impurities on the fission cross section measurements for {sup 241}Am and {sup 243}Am has been investigated with the practical results. Following cases have been considered as the influence of impurities; (a) experiments with the {sup 241}Am sample that contains impurities originally, and (b) experiments with the {sup 243}Am sample that contains impurities produced by {alpha}, {beta} decays after the chemical purification. The present study has demonstrated the usefulness of pure samples by the comparison of the experiments using the sample on the market with those using the pure sample processed by the authors. Particularly on the case (b), the correction of the impurity through the periodical measurements was experimentally performed (about 18% around 0.3 eV in 4 weeks after the chemical purification). (author)

  13. A Study of Cosmic Ray Secondaries Induced by the Mir Space Station Using AMS-01

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    Aguilar, M A; Allaby, James V; Alpat, B; Ambrosi, G; Anderhub, H; Ao, L; Arefev, A; Azzarello, P; Babucci, E; Baldini, L; Basile, M; Barancourt, D; Barão, F; Barbier, G; Barreira, G; Battiston, R; Becker, R; Becker, U; Bellagamba, L; Bene, P; Berdugo, J; Berges, P; Bertucci, B; Biland, A; Bizzaglia, S; Blasko, S; Bölla, G; Boschini, M; Bourquin, Maurice; Brocco, L; Bruni, G; Buénerd, M; Burger, J D; Burger, W J; Cai, X D; Camps, C; Cannarsa, P; Capell, M; Carosi, G; Casadei, D; Casaus, J; Castellini, G; Cecchi, C; Chang, Y H; Chen, H F; Chen, H S; Chen, Z G; Chernoplekov, N A; Tzi Hong Chiueh; Cho, K; Choi, M J; Choi, Y Y; Chuang, Y L; Cindolo, F; Commichau, V; Contin, A; Cortina, E; Cristinziani, M; Da Cunha, J P; Dai, T S; Delgado, C; Demirkoz, B; Deus, J D; Dinu, N; Djambazov, L; D'Antone, I; Dong, Z R; Emonet, P; Engelberg, J; Eppling, F J; Eronen, T; Esposito, G; Extermann, P; Favier, Jean; Fiandrini, E; Fisher, P H; Flügge, G; Fouque, N; Galaktionov, Yu; Gervasi, M; Giusti, P; Grandi, D; Grimm, O; Gu, W Q; Hangarter, K; Hasan, A; Henning, R; Hermel, V; Hofer, H; Huang, M A; Hungerford, W; Ionica, M; Ionica, R; Jongmanns, M; Karlamaa, K; Karpinski, W; Kenney, G; Kenny, J; Kim, D H; Kim, G N; Kim, K S; Kim, M Y; Klimentov, A; Kossakowski, R; Koutsenko, V F; Kraeber, M; Laborie, G; Laitinen, T; Lamanna, G; Lanciotti, E; Laurenti, G; Lebedev, A; Lechanoine-Leluc, C; Lee, M W; Lee, S C; Levi, G; Levchenko, P M; Liu, C L; Liu, H T; Lopes, I; Lu, G; Lü, Y S; Lübelsmeyer, K; Luckey, D; Lustermann, W; Maña, C; Margotti, A; Mayet, F; McNeil, R R; Meillon, B; Menichelli, M; Mihul, A; Monreal, B; Mourao, A; Mujunen, A; Palmonari, F; Papi, A; Park, H B; Park, W H; Pauluzzi, M; Pauss, Felicitas; Perrin, E; Pesci, A; Pevsner, A; Pimenta, M; Plyaskin, V; Pozhidaev, V; Pohl, M; Postolache, V; Rancoita, P G; Rapin, D; Raupach, F; Ren, D; Ren, Z; Ribordy, M; Richeux, J P; Riihonen, E; Ritakari, J; Ro, S; Röser, U; Rossin, C; Sagdeev, R; Santos, D; Sartorelli, G; Sbarra, C; Schael, S; Schultzvon Dratzig, A; Schwering, G; Scolieri, G; Seo, E S; Shin, J W; Shoumilov, E; Shoutko, V; Siedling, R; Son, D; Song, T; Steuer, M; Sun, G S; Suter, H; Tang, X W; Ting, Samuel C C; Ting, S M; Tornikoski, M; Torsti, J; Trumper, J; Ulbricht, J; Urpo, S; Valtonen, E; Vandenhirtz, J; Velcea, F; Velikhov, E P; Verlaat, B; Vetlitskii, I; Vezzu, F; Vialle, J P; Viertel, Gert M; Vitè, Davide F; Von Gunten, H P; Waldmeier-Wicki, S; Wallraff, W; Wang, B C; Wang, J Z; Wang, Y H; Wiik, K; Williams, C; Wu, S X; Xia, P C; Yan, J L; Yan, L G; Yang, C G; Yang, J; Yang, M; Ye, S W; Yeh, P; Xu, Z Z; Zhang, H Y; Zhang, Z P; Zhao, D X; Zhu, G Y; Zhu, W Z; Zhuang, H L; Zichichi, A; Zimmermann, B; Zuccon, P

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    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a high energy particle physics experiment that will study cosmic rays in the $\\sim 100 \\mathrm{MeV}$ to $1 \\mathrm{TeV}$ range and will be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) for at least 3 years. A first version of AMS-02, AMS-01, flew aboard the space shuttle \\emph{Discovery} from June 2 to June 12, 1998, and collected $10^8$ cosmic ray triggers. Part of the \\emph{Mir} space station was within the AMS-01 field of view during the four day \\emph{Mir} docking phase of this flight. We have reconstructed an image of this part of the \\emph{Mir} space station using secondary $\\pi^-$ and $\\mu^-$ emissions from primary cosmic rays interacting with \\emph{Mir}. This is the first time this reconstruction was performed in AMS-01, and it is important for understanding potential backgrounds during the 3 year AMS-02 mission.

  14. Characterization of strong 241Am sources

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    Gamma ray spectra of strong 241Am sources may reveal information about the source composition as there may be other radioactive nuclides such as progeny and radioactive impurities present. In this work the possibility to use gamma spectrometry to identify inherent signatures in 241Am sources in order to differentiate sources from each other, is investigated. The studied signatures are age, i.e. time passed since last chemical separation, and presence of impurities. The spectra of some sources show a number of Doppler broadened peaks in the spectrum which indicate the presence of nuclear reactions on light elements within the sources. The results show that the investigated sources can be differentiated between by age and/or presence of impurities. These spectral features would be useful information in a national nuclear forensics library (NNFL) in cases when the visual information on the source, e.g. the source number, is unavailable. - Highlights: • Age and impurities can be used as a signature for 241Am sources. • Nuclear reactions take place in sources with low Z impurities. • Some sources contain 243Am as an impurity

  15. AMS: From the ISS to CERN

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    2011-01-01

    The week of 16 May 2011 saw the successful launch and installation of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer aboard the International Space Station. Only 4 minutes after the installation had been completed, cosmic event data started to be recorded and began its long journey from low Earth orbit to the newly constructed Payload Operations and Control Centre located on CERN's Prévessin site.    The AMS Control Room in the newly constructed Building 946 in CERN’s Prévessin site. Unlike the detectors around the LHC ring, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) does not have the luxury of a physical connection to data-processing infrastructure. Instead, cosmic events and data on AMS itself must undergo a lengthy journey before they arrive at the Payload and Operations on the Control Centre (POCC - building 946 Prévessin site) of the AMS collaboration. A joint effort between NASA and CERN makes this transmission possible. “The Space Stat...

  16. Algebraic multiscale method for flow in heterogeneous porous media with embedded discrete fractures (F-AMS)

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    Ţene, Matei; Al Kobaisi, Mohammed Saad; Hajibeygi, Hadi

    2016-09-01

    This paper introduces an Algebraic MultiScale method for simulation of flow in heterogeneous porous media with embedded discrete Fractures (F-AMS). First, multiscale coarse grids are independently constructed for both porous matrix and fracture networks. Then, a map between coarse- and fine-scale is obtained by algebraically computing basis functions with local support. In order to extend the localization assumption to the fractured media, four types of basis functions are investigated: (1) Decoupled-AMS, in which the two media are completely decoupled, (2) Frac-AMS and (3) Rock-AMS, which take into account only one-way transmissibilities, and (4) Coupled-AMS, in which the matrix and fracture interpolators are fully coupled. In order to ensure scalability, the F-AMS framework permits full flexibility in terms of the resolution of the fracture coarse grids. Numerical results are presented for two- and three-dimensional heterogeneous test cases. During these experiments, the performance of F-AMS, paired with ILU(0) as second-stage smoother in a convergent iterative procedure, is studied by monitoring CPU times and convergence rates. Finally, in order to investigate the scalability of the method, an extensive benchmark study is conducted, where a commercial algebraic multigrid solver is used as reference. The results show that, given an appropriate coarsening strategy, F-AMS is insensitive to severe fracture and matrix conductivity contrasts, as well as the length of the fracture networks. Its unique feature is that a fine-scale mass conservative flux field can be reconstructed after any iteration, providing efficient approximate solutions in time-dependent simulations.

  17. Biosorption of 241Am by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Preliminary investigation on mechanism

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    As an important radioisotope in nuclear industry and other fields, 241Am is one of the most serious contamination concerns due to its high radiation toxicity and long half-life. The encouraging biosorption of 241Am from aqueous solutions by free or immobilized Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) has been observed in our previous experiments. In this study, the preliminary evaluation on mechanism was further explored via chemical or biological modification of S. cerevisiae, and using europium as a substitute for americium. The results indicated that the culture times of more than 16 hours for S. cerevisiae was suitable and the efficient adsorption of 241Am by the S. cerevisiae was able to achieve. The pH value in solutions decreased gradually with the uptake of 241Am in the S. cerevisiae, implying that H+ released from S. cerevisiae via ion-exchange. The biosorption of 241Am by the decomposed cell wall, protoplasm or cell membrane of S. cerevisiae was same efficient as by the intact fungus. However, the adsorption ratio for 241Am by the deproteinized or deacylated S. cerevisiae dropped obviously, implying that protein or carboxyl functional groups of S. cerevisiaece play an important role in the biosorption of 241Am. Most of the investigated acidic ions have no significant influence on the 241Am adsorption, while the saturated EDTA can strong inhibit the biosorption of 241Am on S. cerevisiae. When the concentrations of coexistent Eu3+, Nd3+ were 100 times more than that of 241Am, the adsorption ratios would decrease to 65% from more than 95%. It could be noted by transmission electron microscope (TEM) analysis that the adsorbed Eu is almost scattered in the whole fungus, while Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) analysis indicated that Ca in S. cerevisiae have been replaced by Eu via ion-exchange. All the results implied that the adsorption mechanism of 241Am on S. cerevisiae is very complicated and at least involved in ion exchange, complexation

  18. Extraction Chromatography for Am and Cm Recovery in Engineering Scale

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    The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has been developing the extraction chromatography for Am and Cm (An(III)) recovery from HLLW aiming at an engineering scale application. For process development, we started to assess the characteristics of adsorbents with some extractants by laboratory scale experiments. The experimental results with HDEHP/SiO2-P adsorbent suggested that An(III) is separated from other fission products by adjusting the pH of a feed solution and/or an eluent containing DTPA to be an appropriate value. The durability of CMPO/SiO2-P and HDEHP/SiO2-P adsorbents for gamma-ray irradiation were estimated to be 1 and 0.5 MGy, respectively. In the system development, system experiments for fluid flow, safety and durability using engineering scale column as well as studies on remote control/maintenance are now under progress. (authors)

  19. The cosmic ray antiproton background for AMS-02

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    The AMS-02 experiment is measuring the cosmic ray antiproton flux with high precision. The interpretation of the upcoming data requires a thorough understanding of the secondary antiproton background. In this work, we employ newly available data of the NA49 experiment at CERN, in order to recalculate the antiproton source term arising from cosmic ray spallations on the interstellar matter. We systematically account for the production of antiprotons via hyperon decay and discuss the possible impact of isospin effects on antineutron production. A detailed comparison of our calculation with the existing literature as well as with Monte Carlo based evaluations of the antiproton source term is provided. Our most important result is an updated prediction for the secondary antiproton flux which includes a realistic assessment of the particle physics uncertainties at all energies

  20. The new 6 MV AMS-facility DREAMS at Dresden

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    Highlights: ► New 6 MV tandem accelerator in operation in Germany for AMS, IBA and HE-implantation. ► DREsden AMS (DREAMS) primarily used for radionuclides 10Be, 26Al, 36Cl, 41Ca and 129I. ► Quality assurance by traceable calibration materials and interlaboratory comparisons. High accuracy data for future DREAMS users. ► Energy calibration of accelerator by 1H(15N,γα)12C yield correction factor of 1.019. - Abstract: A new 6 MV electrostatic tandem accelerator has been put into operation at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). The system is equipped for accelerator mass spectrometry and opens a new research field at HZDR and the Helmholtz Association. It will be also used for ion beam analysis as well as for material modification via high-energy ion implantation. The research activity at the DREsden Accelerator Mass Spectrometry facility (DREAMS) based on a 6 MV Tandetron is primarily dedicated to the long-lived radioisotopes of 10Be, 26Al, 36Cl, 41Ca, and 129I. DREAMS background levels have been found to be at 4.5 × 10−16 for 10Be/9Be, 8 × 10−16 for 26Al/27Al, 3 × 10−15 for 36Cl/35Cl and 8 × 10−15 for 41Ca/40Ca, respectively. The observed background of 2 × 10−13 for 129I/127I originates from intrinsic 129I from AgI produced from commercial KI. The introduction of quality assurance approaches for AMS, such as the use of traceable calibration materials and taking part in interlaboratory comparisons, guarantees high accuracy data for future DREAMS users. During first experiments an energy calibration of the accelerator has been carried out using the nuclear reaction 1H(15N,γα)12C yielding an energy correction factor of 1.019.

  1. Recovery of 241Am/Be neutron sources, Wooster, Ohio

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    In August 1997, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) submitted to the US Department of Energy (DOE) a partial list of licensed radioactive sealed sources to be recovered under a pilot project initiating Radioactive Source Recovery Program (RSRP) operations. The first of the pilot project recoveries was scheduled for September 1997 at Eastern Well Surveys in Wooster, Ohio, a company with five unwanted sealed sources on the NRC list. The sources were neutron emitters, each containing 241Am/Be with activities ranging from 2.49 to 3.0 Ci. A prior radiological survey had established that one of these sources, a Gulf Nuclear Model 71-1 containing 3 Ci of 241Am, was contaminated with 241Am and might be leaking. The other four sources were obsolete and could no longer be used by Eastern Well Surveys for their intended application in well-logging applications due to NRC decertification of these sources. All of the sources exceeded the limits established for Class C waste under 10 CFR 61.55 and, as a result, are the ultimate responsibility of the DOE under the provisions of PL 99-240. This report describes the cooperative effort between the DOE and NRC to recover the sources and transport them to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for deactivation under the RSRP. This operation alleviated any potential risk to the public health and safety from the site which might result from the leaking neutron sources or the potential mismanagement of unwanted sources. The on-site recovery occurred on September 23, 1997, and was performed by personnel from LANL and its contractor and was observed by staff from the Region III office of the NRC. All aspects of the recovery were successfully accomplished, and the sources were received at LANL on September 29, 1997. Experience gained during this operation will be used to formulate operational poilicies and procedures which will contribute to the eventual routine recovery operations of a full-scale RSRP

  2. Two More Candidate AM Canum Venaticorum (AM CVn) Binaries from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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    Anderson, S F; Haggard, D; Prieto, J L; Knapp, G R; Sako, M; Halford, K B; Jha, S; Martin, B; Holtzman, J; Frieman, J A; Garnavich, P M; Hayward, S; Ivezic, Z; Mukadam, A S; Sesar, B; Szkody, P; Malanushenko, V; Richmond, M W; Schneider, D P; York, D G

    2008-01-01

    AM CVn systems are a select group of ultracompact binaries with the shortest orbital periods of any known binary subclass; mass-transfer is likely from a low-mass (partially-)degenerate secondary onto a white dwarf primary, driven by gravitational radiation. In the past few years, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has provided five new AM CVns. Here we report on two further candidates selected from more recent SDSS data. SDSS J1208+3550 is similar to the earlier SDSS discoveries, recognized as an AM CVn via its distinctive spectrum which is dominated by helium emission. From the expanded SDSS Data Release 6 (DR6) spectroscopic area, we provide an updated surface density estimate for such AM CVns of order 10^{-3.1} to 10^{-2.5} per deg^2 for 15AM CVn, SDSS J2047+0008, that was discovered in the course of followup of SDSS-II supernova candidates. It shows nova-like outbursts in multi-epoch imaging data; in contrast to the other SDSS AM CVn discoveri...

  3. Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Education at Texas A&M University

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    The MS degree in Nuclear Engineering - Non-proliferation at Texas A&M University is administered by the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI). The oldest and largest of its kind in the US, 45 M.S. and 15 Ph.D. students conducted technical research in relevant areas: safeguards, nuclear security, non-proliferation, and arms control. In addition to focusing on graduate education with a wide combination of internationally-recognized talent, NSSPI faculty lead research and service activities in safeguarding of nuclear materials and reducing nuclear threats. Texas A&M Nuclear Engineering students take relevant nonproliferation and safeguards courses (within the College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Bush School of Government) as well as conduct their research under competent experts. The complete educational experience here is unique because of the strong research and educational support NSSPI provides. This paper will detail these endeavors and convey contributions from NSSPI for developing next-generation safeguards experts via practical experiences and strong affiliations with real-world practitioners. The safeguards and non-proliferation education programme blends historical, legal, technical and policy aspects that is unique for a technical university such as Texas A&M. Beyond classroom lectures, NSSPI provides opportunities for students ranging from asynchronous learning modules to practical experiences. Publicly-available self-paced, online course modules in basic and advanced safeguards education have been developed by NSSPI as supplemental nuclear education for students and professionals. By leveraging NSSPI's contacts, students participate in exchange programmes with international institutions as well as partake in experiences like engaging safeguards practitioners at nuclear fuel cycle facilities around the world, conducting experiments at internationally-renowned laboratories, and representing their communities at workshops worldwide

  4. Measurement of mass yields from the 241Am(2nth,f reaction at the Lohengrin Spectrometer

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The study of fission yields has a major impact on the characterization and understanding of the fission process and is mandatory for reactor applications. While the yields are known for the major actinides (235U, 239Pu in the thermal neutron-induced fission, only few measurements have been performed on 242Am. The interest of 242Am concerns the reduction of radiotoxicity of 241Am in nuclear wastes using transmutation reactions. This paper presents the measurement of the fission mass yields from the reaction 241Am(2nth,f performed at the Lohengrin mass spectrometer (ILL, France for both the light and the heavy peaks: a total of 41 mass yields have been measured. The experiment was also meant to determine whether there is a difference in mass yields between the isomeric state and the ground state as it exists in fission and capture cross sections. The method used to address this question is based on a repeated measurement of a set of fission mass yields as a function of the ratio between the 242gAm and the 242mAm fission rates. The presented experiment is also a first step towards the measurement of the isotopic fission yields of 242Am.

  5. Key Issue of Ultra-trace Environmental Samples by ~(236)U/~(238)U-AMS Method

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    2011-01-01

    The accurate determination of uranium-236 in samples at ultra-low level is critical. Combined with AMS , reducing the background effects throughout the experiment is quite necessary. Therefore, some advances on the determination of 236U by accelerator mass spectrometry

  6. Esperimento AMS problemi teorici e sperimentali nella ricerca di antimateria in raggi cosmici

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    Casadei, D

    1998-01-01

    In this thesis are reported the design and the tests that have been done on the prototype counters of the Time of Flight (TOF) system of the AMS (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) experiment. The behaviour of the Hamamatsu R5900 under vacuum test is also shown. (text is in italian)

  7. Gamma-ray spectra of 241Am

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    The γ-spectrum of 241Am was reinvestigated by using intense sources (100 and 25 mCi) for the energy range of Eγ>60 keV, and purified solution source of about 10 μCi for the low energy and to make sure that the γ-lines present in the spectrum come from the α-decay of 241Am. The study was divided into three parts. The γ-spectrometers consists of 40 and 10% relative efficiency Hp Ge detectors and 8192 channel ADC for normal spectra, and Si-Li for low energy. Outs of 169 γ-lines that are presented in the spectrum 47 are new. The major part of the new gamma lines was observed in the energy range of Eγ≥200 keV. (author)

  8. Developments of AMS at the TANDAR accelerator

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    Fernández Niello, J. O.; Abriola, D.; Alvarez, D. E.; Capurro, O. A.; di Tada, M.; Etchegoyen, A.; Ferrero, A. M. J.; Martí, G. V.; Pacheco, A. J.; Testoni, J. E.; Korschinek, G.

    1996-08-01

    Man-made long-lived radioisotopes have been produced as a result of different nuclear technologies. The study of accidental spillages and the determination of radioisotope concentrations in nuclear waste prior to final storage in a repository are subjects of great interest in connection with this activity. The accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) technique is a powerful tool to measure long-lived isotopes at abundance ratios as low as 10 -12-10 -15 in small samples. Applications to the Argentine nuclear program like those mentioned above, as well as applications to archaeology, hydrology and biomedical research, are considered in an AMS program using the TANDAR 20 UD electrostatic accelerator at Buenos Aires. In this work we present the status of the program and a description of the facility.

  9. La América colonial

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    Laviana Cuetos, María Luisa

    2006-01-01

    Edición on-line hecha en el año 2006 de parte de la obra “La América española, 1492-1898. De las Indias a Nuestra América” (vol. 14 de la “Historia de España”, coordinada por Julio Mangas, José Luis Martín, Carlos Martínez Shaw y Javier Tusell, Madrid, Información e Historia, Historia 16 y Temas de Hoy, 1996), según la edición digital dirigida por L. Sanguino Arias: “Historia de España, desde Atapuerca hasta la transición democrática”. Libro con CD-ROM (Madrid, Ediciones Dolmen, 2002, vol. 7,...

  10. Numerical simulation of AM1 microstructure

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    Rougier Luc; Jacot Alain; Gandin Charles-André; Napoli Paolo Di; Ponsen Damien; Jaquet Virginie

    2014-01-01

    A modelling approach is developed for the description of microstructure formation in the industrial AM1 Ni-base superalloy. Solidification and homogenization simulations are first carried out using a microsegregation model, before using the local compositions as an input for precipitation calculations, in order to characterize the influence of segregation on precipitation. First, the precipitation model was validated by comparing simulated and measured evolutions of the average precipitate ra...

  11. Akmens amžiaus karyba Lietuvoje

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    Šatavičius, Egidijus

    2004-01-01

    Straipsnyje bandoma atsakyti į klausimą, ar buvo karinių susidūriumų, konfliktų akmens amžiuje, mėginama ieškoti jų pėdsakų lietuviškoje archeologinėje medžiagoje, įvardinti jų atsiradimo priežastis ir pasekmes.

  12. Magister magistri lupus? "Mobbing" am Arbeitsplatz Schule

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    Rothland, Martin

    2003-01-01

    Vor dem Hintergrund einer Skizze der allgemeinen Auseinandersetzung mit und der Forschung zu dem populären Phänomen 'Mobbing am Arbeitsplatz' wird die schulbezogene Diskussion des Themas einer kritischen Analyse unterzogen. Nachfolgend wird mit Blick auf die strukturellen und interaktionellen Charakteristika des Lehrerberufs sowie des Arbeitsplatzes Schule diskutiert, inwieweit diesen ein erhöhtes Potenzial für das Auftreten von 'Mobbing' zugeschrieben werden kann und wie die Wirkungen dieses...

  13. I am remix your web identity

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    Sordi, Paolo

    2015-01-01

    I Am: Remix Your Web Identity explores methods of designing and developing a personal website with RSS feeds that aggregate blog posts along with posts on social networks, such as Flickr, YouTube, Goodreads, Last.fm, and Delicious, in order to regain control and ownership (as well as authorship) of one's identity in one consistent and customized location. The book provides a short overview of the evolution of digital identity and the transformation of personal websites from Geocities to blogs...

  14. Online Messdatenplausibilisierung am Motorenprüfstand

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    Franze, Roxana Maria

    2011-01-01

    Ein neuartiges Online-Verfahren zur Detektion und Identifizierung von fehlerbehafteten Messdaten am Motorenprüfstand wurde mittels multivarianten statistischen Verfahren entwickelt, implementiert und erfolgreich in Testreihen angewandt. Das Verfahren beinhaltet die Online-Erfassung der Messdaten und die Überprüfung durch physikalische Kriterien bzw. Regressionsanalysen, um mögliche Auffälligkeiten herauszufiltern. Aussagen über die Messdatenqualität werden anhand eines leicht verständli...

  15. Analysis of charge-sign separation in AMS-02 data

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    The AMS-02 experiment stationed at the International Space Station is taking cosmic-ray data since May 2011. Promising observables to improve the understanding of cosmic rays, antimatter-matter asymmetry and search for dark matter include the positron fraction, the antiproton to proton ratio and anti-helium search. For these observables a proper separation of charge sign up to the high energies is of great importance. For leptons the kinetic energy is determined redundantly by two sub-detectors: The electromagnetic calorimeter with 16 radiation lengths and the powerful spectrometer consisting of a silicon strip tracker combined with a permanent magnet. On the other hand the spectrometer is the only sub-detector in AMS-02 able separate particles according to their charge sign. This separation is limited by the resolution of the spectrometer and interactions in the detector. The resulting charge confusion needs to be understood and carefully taken into account. The preliminary results of this analysis to determine charge confusion from measured data and methods to correct for this misidentification are presented. The effect of charge confusion to the positron fraction and the antiproton proton ratio is discussed.

  16. Performance of the AMS-02 Electromagnetic Calorimeter in Space

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    AMS-02(Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) is an high energy particle detector developed to operate on the International Space Station. AMS-02 was installed on ISS on May 2011 and is expected to operate for 10-20 years collecting about 160-320 billions of events. The main goals of the experiment are the detection of primordial antimatter and dark matter by studying spectra and flux of different cosmic ray components (protons, electrons, nuclei, positrons, antiprotons, gamma rays, etc) in the high energy range (1-2000 GeV). Identification of electrons, positrons and photons is provided by the Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL), a fine grained lead-scintillating fibers sampling calorimeter that allows for a precise three-dimensional imaging of the longitudinal and lateral shower development. It provides an excellent reconstruction of electromagnetic shower energy and a highly efficient rejection of the hadronic background. Thanks to the 3D shower reconstruction capability, ECAL allows a stand-alone determination of the incoming particle direction, with unprecedented angular resolution. As a result, ECAL is able to identify high energy photons coming from galactic or extragalactic sources

  17. Wino Dark Matter in the light of AMS-02 2015

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    Ibe, Masahiro; Shirai, Satoshi; Yanagida, Tsutomu T

    2015-01-01

    The AMS-02 collaboration has recently reported the antiproton to proton ratio with improved accuracy. In view of uncertainties of the production and the propagation of the cosmic rays, the observed ratio is still consistent with the secondary astrophysical antiproton to proton ratio. However, it is nonetheless enticing to examine whether the observed spectrum can be explained by a strongly motivated dark matter, the wino dark matter. As we will show, we find that the antiproton flux from the wino annihilation can explain the observed spectrum well for its mass range 2.5-3 TeV. The fit to data becomes particularly well compared to the case without the annihilation for the thermal wino dark matter case with a mass about 3 TeV. The ratio is predicted to be quickly decreased at the energy several hundreds of GeV, if this possibility is true, and it will be confirmed or ruled out in near future when the AMS-02 experiment accumulates enough data at this higher energy region.

  18. AMICA, an astro-mapper for AMS

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    Monfardini, Alessandro; Trampus, Paolo; Battiston, Roberto; Gargiulo, Corrado

    2006-07-01

    The alpha magnetic spectrograph (AMS) is a composite particle detector to be accommodated on the International Space Station (ISS). AMS is mainly devoted to galactic, charged cosmic rays studies, antimatter and dark matter searches. Besides the main, classical physics goals, capabilities in the field of GeV and multi-GeV gamma astrophysics have been established and are under investigation by a number of groups. Due to the unsteadiness of the ISS platform, a star-mapper device is required in order to fully exploit the intrinsic arc-min angular resolution provided by the silicon tracker. A star-mapper is conceptually an imaging, optical instrument able to autonomously recognize a stellar field and to calculate its own orientation with respect to an inertial reference frame. AMICA (Astro Mapper for Instruments Check of Attitude) on AMS is responsible for providing real-time information that is going to be used off-line for compensating the large uncertainties in the ISS flight attitude and the structural degrees of freedom. In this paper, we describe in detail the AMICA sub-system, the accommodation/integration issues and the in-flight alignment procedure adopting identified galactic (Pulsars) and extra-galactic (AGNs) sources.

  19. Technical advances at the ANTARES AMS centre

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    Full text: Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) began at ANTARES in late 1991. Many technical improvements and upgrades to the AMS measurement system have taken place since then. The AMS Centre routinely measures 14C (to better than 1% precision), 36Cl and 129I. The capability to measure 10Be and 26Al, is established although further development is still in progress. A capability to analyse Actinides is being established and is the subject of another paper to this conference. This paper reviews some of the more recent technical improvements to the facility. For our 14C analyses a new gas stripper system and high resolution ExB velocity analyser have been installed and are in routine operation. The gas stripper is also used for most other isotopes. A new 90 degree spherical ESA allows 129I measurements without the need for time-of-flight analysis. Installation of a critical insulation flange in the isotope cycling system has permitted bouncing of 12C- and the measurement of 13C/12C ratios. A complete set of Dowlish tubes now allows spark free operation to 8 MV for our 10Be and 36Cl measurements. The very recent installation of pelletron chains is being assessed

  20. AMS: Area Message Service for SLC

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    The Area Message Service (AMS) is a TCP/IP based messaging service currently in use at SLAC. A number of projects under development here at SLAC require an application level interface to the 4.3BSD UNIX socket level communications functions using TCP/IP over ethernet. AMS provides connection management, solicited message transfer, unsolicited message transfer, and asynchronous notification of pending messages. AMS is written completely in ANSI open-quote C close-quote and is currently portable over three hardware/operating system/network manager platforms, VAX/VMS/Multinet, PC/MS-DOS/Pathworks, VME 68K/pSOS/pNA. The basic architecture is a client-server connection where either end of the interface may be the server. This allows for connections and data flow to be initiated from either end of the interface. Included in the paper are details concerning the connection management, the handling of the multi-platform code, and the implementation process

  1. AMICA, an astro-mapper for AMS

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    Monfardini, A; Battiston, R; Gargiulo, C

    2005-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrograph (AMS) is a composite particle detector to be accommodated on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2008. AMS is mainly devoted to galactic, charged Cosmic Rays studies, Antimatter and Dark Matter searches. Besides the main, classical physics goals, capabilities in the field of GeV and multi-GeV gamma astrophysics have been established and are under investigation by a number of groups. Due to the unsteadiness of the ISS platform, a star-mapper device is required in order to fully exploit the intrinsic arc-min angular resolution provided by the Silicon Tracker. A star-mapper is conceptually an imaging, optical instrument able to autonomously recognize a stellar field and to calculate its own orientation with respect to an inertial reference frame. AMICA (Astro Mapper for Instruments Check of Attitude) on AMS is responsible for providing real-time information that is going to be used off-line for compensating the large uncertainties in the ISS flight attitude and the structural...

  2. Determination of the /sup 242m/Am nuclear moments

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    Bekk, K.; Goering, S.; Kaelber, W.; Meisel, G.; Rebel, H.; Sameh, A.A.

    1988-07-01

    The hyperfine structure of Am atoms was investigated in an atomic beam by laser spectroscopy. The observed splittings were evaluated with respect to the magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments of /sup 242m/Am. The results are: ..mu../sub I/(/sup 242m/Am) = +0.97(5) nm, Q(/sup 242m/Am) = +6.5(2.0) b.

  3. Study of the {sigma}{sup +}K{sub s}{sup 0} photoproduction on the proton with the CBELSA/TAPS experiment; Untersuchung der {sigma}{sup +}K{sub s}{sup 0} Photoproduktion am Proton mit dem CBELSA/TAPS-Experiment

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    The the associated kaon-hyperon photoproduction is studied at the particle accelerator ELSA. The data were token with the combined photon spectrometers Crystal Barrel and TAPS and a linearly polarized photon beam with photon energies up to 2.9 GeV. This arrangement covers a spatial angle of about 98% and was therefore well suited to measure neutral decay channels over a large angular range. By this it is possible to determine for the reaction {gamma}p{yields}{sigma}{sup +}K{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}(p{pi}{sup 0})({pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}){yields}p6{gamma} the differential cross section, the recoil polarization P and the photon asymmetry {sigma}. The photon beam must have at last a polarization degree of 15% and its photons an energy of at least 1047 MeV. In order to improve the resolution, a kinematical fit was performed, the confidence level of which must at least amount to 0.1. Then the {sigma}{sup +}- and K{sub s}{sup 0} peaks were identified in the p{pi}{sup 0} respectively {pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0} mass spectra and the background described by Monte-Carlo simulations. Because nearly the whole angular range could be measured and the acceptance for this reaction is flat over the angular range, the total cross section can be directly extracted from the data. The weak decay of the hyperon leads to a counting-rate asymmetry, from which the recoil polarization of the hyperon can be determined. From the azimutal angular distribution of the {sigma}{sup +} and K{sub s}{sup 0} particles the photon asymmetry can be extracted. [German] Die assoziierte Kaon-Hyperon-Photoproduktion wird am Teilchenbeschleuniger ELSA untersucht. Die Daten wurden mit den kombinierten Photonspektrometern Crystal Barrel und TAPS und einem linear polarisierten Photonenstrahl mit Photonenergien bis zu 2,9 GeV genommen. Dieser Aufbau deckte einen Raumwinkel von etwa 98% ab und war daher sehr gut geeignet, neutrale Zerfallskanaele ueber einen grossen Winkelbereich zu vermessen. Somit ist es moeglich, fuer

  4. AmI in good care? Developing design principles for ambient intelligent domotics for elderly.

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    Meulendijk, Michiel; Van De Wijngaert, Lidwien; Brinkkemper, Sjaak; Leenstra, Herbert

    2011-03-01

    The combination of ambient intelligence (AmI) and domotics has the potential to respond to elderly people's desire to live independent from extensive forms of care. Their slow adoption of technological aids shows reluctance, though. This article investigates their motivations to adopt ambient intelligent domotics, and proposes design principles specifically based on their preferences and experiences. Respondents appeared to be more acceptive of tangible problems they expected with AmI domotics than intangible ones. In addition, their opinions seemed to be profoundly influenced by the way they perceived their psychological quality of life, while their physical conditions did not seem to have noticeable impacts. PMID:21291298

  5. Transport parameters of 241 Am from low and intermediate level radioactive waste in disposal surroundings

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    A programme on the safety analysis linked to the geological disposal of radioactive wastes is under study at the Institute for Nuclear Research Pitesti. In relation to the migration of radionuclides in the terrestrial environment following a possible release from the repository, specific experimental studies have been developed in order to provide the necessary input data for the risk assessment models. The paper reports the results of studies performed with 241 Am. Laboratory experiments were conducted to determine the transport parameters of 241 Am in the geological formations of Saligny site - the potential near-surface repository for low and intermediate radioactive wastes in Romania. (authors)

  6. Changes of AM fungal abundance along environmental gradients in the arid and semi-arid grasslands of northern China.

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    Full Text Available Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM fungi are ubiquitous symbionts of higher plants in terrestrial ecosystems, while the occurrence of the AM symbiosis is influenced by a complex set of abiotic and biotic factors. To reveal the regional distribution pattern of AM fungi as driven by multiple environmental factors, and to understand the ecological importance of AM fungi in natural ecosystems, we conducted a field investigation on AM fungal abundance along environmental gradients in the arid and semi-arid grasslands of northern China. In addition to plant parameters recorded in situ, soil samples were collected, and soil chemo-physical and biological parameters were measured in the lab. Statistical analyses were performed to reveal the relative contribution of climatic, edaphic and vegetation factors to AM fungal abundance, especially for extraradical hyphal length density (HLD in the soil. The results indicated that HLD were positively correlated with mean annual temperature (MAT, soil clay content and soil pH, but negatively correlated with both soil organic carbon (SOC and soil available N. The multiple regressions and structural equation model showed that MAT was the key positive contributor and soil fertility was the key negative contributor to HLD. Furthermore, both the intraradical AM colonization (IMC and relative abundance of AM fungi, which was quantified by real-time PCR assay, tended to decrease along the increasing SOC content. With regard to the obvious negative correlation between MAT and SOC in the research area, the positive correlation between MAT and HLD implied that AM fungi could potentially mitigate soil carbon losses especially in infertile soils under global warming. However, direct evidence from long-term experiments is still expected to support the AM fungal contribution to soil carbon pools.

  7. New experimental set-ups for investigating properties of the spontaneously fissionable 242Am isomer in the IBR-30 and IBR-2 pulsed reactors

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    The mean neutron number per isomeric fission event of 242Am is measured. Correlations between the isomeric fission probabilities and the fission widths of neutron resonance of 241Am are investigated. For these experiments neutron time-of-flight spectrometers based on pulsed reactors IBR-30 and IBR-2 at the JINR Dubna are used

  8. Think Big: Leadership Projects for AMS and Montessori Educators

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    Chattin-McNichols, John

    2014-01-01

    The American Montessori Society's (AMS) 2014 Living Legacy recipient, John Chattin-McNichols, delivered the keynote address at the Annual Conference in Dallas, TX, on March 27, 2014, In his speech, he described three overall highlights of AMS: (1) AMS is now a world-leading organization; (2) It must become a learning organization; and (3)…

  9. Separation and purification of Am from assorted wastes

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    In the present work a separation method was developed using about 0.5 mg aliquot of Am from the waste containing 10 mg of Am. It is proposed to use purified Am for the calibration of sequential ICP-AES for the determination of lanthanides in fuel samples

  10. 47 CFR 73.45 - AM antenna systems.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false AM antenna systems. 73.45 Section 73.45... Broadcast Stations § 73.45 AM antenna systems. (a) All applicants for new, additional, or different AM... existing station must specify an antenna system, the efficiency of which complies with the requirements...

  11. AMS-02 data confront acceleration of cosmic ray secondaries in nearby sources

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    Mertsch, Philipp; Sarkar, Subir

    2014-01-01

    We revisit the model proposed earlier to account for the observed increase in the positron fraction in cosmic rays with increasing energy, in the light of new data from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) experiment. The model accounts for the production and acceleration of secondary electrons...... and positrons in nearby supernova remnants which results in an additional, harder component that becomes dominant at high energies. By fitting this to AMS-02 data we can calculate the expected concomitant rise of the boron-to-carbon ratio, as well as of the fraction of antiprotons. If these...... predictions are confirmed by the forthcoming AMS-02 data it would conclusively rule out all other proposed explanations, in particular, dark matter annihilations or decays....

  12. Slow control for the TRD gas supply system of AMS-02

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    AMS (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) [http://ams.cern.ch/AMS] is a high energy physics experiment that will operate for three years on the International Space Station. Supersymmetric dark matter could produce an excess in the 10-300GeV positron spectrum. A 10-5 separation of positrons from protons is needed for this signal and will be achieved partially by a TRD (Transition Radiation Detector). Apart from the radiator, the TRD is a gaseous detector is filled with Xe:CO2=80:20 and refreshed by 7 liters of gas per day. This paper describes the TRD gas supply system and the slow electronics control system for it, which will keep gas gain variations below 3%

  13. Children with learning disabilities: A phenomenological study of the lived experiences of Iranian mothers

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    Kermanshahi, S. M.; Z. Vanaki; Ahmadi, F.; A KAZEMNEJAD; Azadfalah, P.

    2010-01-01

    Nursing as a family-oriented profession involves supporting mothers of children with learning disabilities to gain an awareness of their role. However, few studies have explored the whole experience of such mothers. This study embarks on an understanding of lived experiences of Iranian mothers who have children with learning disabilities. A qualitative approach was adopted using the phenomenology of semi-structured interviews carried out with six Iranian mothers whose children attended a spec...

  14. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi on 137Cs uptake by plants grown on different soils

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    The potential use of mycorrhiza as a bioremediation agent for soils contaminated by radiocesium was evaluated in a greenhouse experiment. The uptake of 137Cs by cucumber, perennial ryegrass, and sunflower after inoculation with a commercial arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) product in soils contaminated with 137Cs was investigated, with non-mycorrhizal quinoa included as a “reference” plant. The effect of cucumber and ryegrass inoculation with AM fungi on 137Cs uptake was inconsistent. The effect of AM fungi was most pronounced in sunflower: both plant biomass and 137Cs uptake increased on loamy sand and loamy soils. The total 137Cs activity accumulated within AM host sunflower on loamy sand and loamy soils was 2.4 and 3.2-fold higher than in non-inoculated plants. Although the enhanced uptake of 137Cs by quinoa plants on loamy soil inoculated by the AM fungi was observed, the infection of the fungi to the plants was not confirmed. - Highlights: ► Effect of soil inoculation on 137Cs uptake by crops was studied in greenhouse. ► 137Cs uptake by inoculated sunflower plants was most pronounced. ► The higher 137Cs uptake by inoculated sunflower due to presence of mycorrhiza. ► Studies suggest potential for use of mycorrhiza on contaminated sites.

  15. Dark matter for excess of AMS-02 positrons and antiprotons

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    Chuan-Hung Chen

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available We propose a dark matter explanation to simultaneously account for the excess of antiproton-to-proton and positron power spectra observed in the AMS-02 experiment while having the right dark matter relic abundance and satisfying the current direct search bounds. We extend the Higgs triplet model with a hidden gauge symmetry of SU(2X that is broken to Z3 by a quadruplet scalar field, rendering the associated gauge bosons stable weakly-interacting massive particle dark matter candidates. By coupling the complex Higgs triplet and the SU(2X quadruplet, the dark matter candidates can annihilate into triplet Higgs bosons each of which in turn decays into lepton or gauge boson final states. Such a mechanism gives rise to correct excess of positrons and antiprotons with an appropriate choice of the triplet vacuum expectation value. Besides, the model provides a link between neutrino mass and dark matter phenomenology.

  16. Upgrade of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) for long term operation on the International Space Station (ISS)

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    Luebelsmeyer, K. [Ist Physics Institute RWTH Aachen, D-52074 Aachen (Germany); Schultz von Dratzig, A., E-mail: svd@physik.rwth-aachen.de [Ist Physics Institute RWTH Aachen, D-52074 Aachen (Germany); Wlochal, M. [Ist Physics Institute RWTH Aachen, D-52074 Aachen (Germany); Ambrosi, G.; Azzarello, P. [INFN-Sezione di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); Battiston, R. [Universita Degli Studi di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); INFN-Sezione di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); Becker, R.; Becker, U. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Bertucci, B. [Universita Degli Studi di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); INFN-Sezione di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); Bollweg, K. [NASA, JSC Houston, 2101 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058 (United States); Burger, J.D. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Cadoux, F. [DPNC, Universite de Geneve, CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland); Cai, X.D.; Capell, M.; Choutko, V. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Duranti, M. [Universita Degli Studi di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); INFN-Sezione di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); Gargiulo, C. [INFN-Sezione di Roma, I-00185 Roma (Italy); Guandalini, C. [INFN-Sezione di Bologna, I-40126 Bologna (Italy); Haino, S. [INFN-Sezione di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); Ionica, M. [Universita Degli Studi di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); INFN-Sezione di Perugia, I-06100 Perugia (Italy); and others

    2011-10-21

    Following the decision to maintain the International Space Station (ISS) on orbit until at least 2020 (possibly until 2028) the AMS collaboration decided to correspondingly extend the lifetime of the experiment. Since the limited amount of helium used to cool the superconducting magnet allowed for only a limited run time of the experiment, a change from the superconducting magnet to the permanent magnet used in AMS-01 became necessary. Due to the lower magnetic field, to maintain the resolution the silicon tracker also had to be reconfigured with the installation of a silicon plane on the top of the experiment and a new plane above the electromagnetic calorimeter.

  17. Nuclear Data from AMS & Nuclear Data for AMS – some examples

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available We summarize some recent cross-section measurements using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS. AMS represents an ultra-sensitive technique for measuring a limited, but steadily increasing number of longer-lived radionuclides. This method implies a two-step procedure with sample activation and subsequent AMS measurement. Applications include nuclear astrophysics, nuclear technology (nuclear fusion, nuclear fission and advanced reactor concepts and radiation dose estimations. A series of additional applications involves cosmogenic radionuclides in environmental, geological and extraterrestrial studies. There is a lack of information for a list of nuclides, as pointed out by nuclear data requests. An overview of some recent measurements is given and the method is illustrated for some specific neutron-induced reactions.

  18. Measurement of contamination by 241Am

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    In relation to the fact that four employees at the Danish Isotope Center who had regularly cleaned the smoke detectors used for control measurements were found to be contaminated with 241Am, the aim was to investigate the suitability of the Phoswich detector system for measurement of contamination of humans by 241Am. It was also wished to compare this measuring method with other selected ones. The measurement results are presented in detail. It was found that measurements taken on the cranium with the Phoswich detectors were more suitable for measurement of contamination by 241Am than the use of a Ge detector on the liver, - because of the first-named method's greater degree of measuring efficiency, (0.013 cps/Bq compared with 0.0001 cps/Bq in the case of Ge detector measurement) and lower minimum detectable activity in relation to that activity that was measured on A1 (one of the employees). It was found that Phoswich-detector measurement and measuring of urine samples supplemented each other in a satisfactory way. The Phoswich detector enables a quick measurement of the degree of seriousness of the contamination of a person and a relatively accurate determination of the calculated intake of contamination which has a size of at least twice the annual limit of intake size. Measurements of urine samples enable smaller amounts of contamination to be revealed, but this takes ca. 32 weeks and is less accurate than Phoswich measurement especially if a long time has elapsed after the intake. (AB) (34 refs.)

  19. The contribution of AMS to geosciences

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    Full text: This presentation outlines some of the advances in AMS methods with emphasis on Australian examples and measurements using the accelerators at ANSTO and the Australian National University. Perhaps the best known of these techniques is the application of AMS 14C dating which has the advantage of needing much smaller amounts of sample (typically 14C determinations by β counting. AMS 14C has been applied to dating an enormous array of materials including archaeological samples and sites, tree rings, ice cores, banding in coals and circulation and ventilation changes in the world's oceans. An exciting application of the measurement of the rare long-lived isotopes 10Be, 26Al and 36Cl is in the relatively new field of cosmogenic exposure dating. Accumulation of these cosmogenically produced nuclides formed in-situ in exposed rock surfaces is used to estimate both the time of exposure of the rock surface and mean erosion rates. A large variety of landscape-related processes have been successfully addressed including weathering and sediment-transport rates and the ages of glacial retreat, tectonic uplift and lava eruptions. In the field of hydrology, 36Cl studies of dissolved chloride have been used to successfully estimate the ages of ground waters and trace their origins. The tracing of atmospheric air masses that deliver rain and the origin of Australian salt lakes and continental salinisation using 36Cl lead to important conclusions on the origin and residence time of chloride in the Australian landscape. The ultimate origin of the bulk of the surficial chloride in Australia is shown to be meteoric, and for the western part of the continent, a mean residence time of about 0.75 Ma pertains. The realisation of the long-term and continuing delivery of salts to the landscape needs recognition in planning strategies to combat salinisations of agricultural areas

  20. AMS/CEA Joint Aerial Campaign Nevada Test Site AMS Data Analysis Procedure

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    The United States NNSA AMS (Aerial Measuring Systems) and the French Commissariat a l-Energie Atomique (CEA) participated in joint aerial survey activities during the period November 6-19, 2007. Survey activities were conducted near Las Vegas, Nevada, and at selected areas of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) under the auspices of the Accident Response Working Group (ARWG). The intent of the activities was to compare technologies, procedures, and data analysis techniques related to specific AMS and the CEA aerial radiation detection systems

  1. L'Amérique latine

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    Compagnon, Olivier

    2000-01-01

    Ce travail propose un regard de synthèse sur les mutations du champ religieux latino-américain depuis la fin des années 1950, tout en incluant le produit de recherches personnelles sur certains points précis (ainsi la dimension quantitative du recul catholique ou les réponses apportées par Jean Paul II à la crise du catholicisme).La première partie analyse l'érosion du monopole confessionnel que détenait le catholicisme depuis la Conquête. Celle-ci est tout d'abord le produit d'une crise prop...

  2. América y Apocalipsis

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    Adriano Prosperi

    2003-01-01

    El artículo estudia las razones que han vinculado la exploración y conquista de América o 'Nuevo Mundo' con las profecías cristianas de naturaleza apocalíptica y/o milenarista en torno a un 'Fin del Mundo'. En el siglo XVI el horizonte de la Europa cristiana estaba dominado por el requerimiento de un profundo cambio y por el anhelo de volver a la forma eclesial apostólica de los inicios. El descubrimiento de tierras y nuevos pueblos replanteó la cuestión del sentido de la historia y fortaleci...

  3. IAEA A+M Unit Activities

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    Research on fusion energy devices requires a large amount of data for atomic, molecular and plasma-surface interactions. As current machines are updated and future machines are designed, data for a variety of different materials for a wide range of plasma parameters arise. The Atomic and Molecular (A+M) Data Unit of the International Atomic Energy Agency works to coordinate efforts to establish databases for this fusion research effort. Current activities for database development include a number of Coordinated Research Projects (CRP), Technical Meetings, Consultant Meetings and a number of collaborations. These activities generate significant new data in support of fusion research. These data are published in journals as well as IAEA publications and are included in numerical databases ALADDIN accessible by all fusion researchers. Historically a number of institutions have contributed to development of such databases and continue to participate in a Data Centre Network, supported by the A+M Unit. Members of this network maintain individual databases, many of which can be searched using the GENIE search engine. The A+M Unit host the OPEN-ADAS system that allows access to most of the numerical data stored within the ADAS system. An effort on development of an XML schema for data exchange among the databases is underway. Many numerical data for specific processes in fusion relevant materials are not available. In many cases computer codes exist with the capability of generating such data as needed. An informal network of institutions with such capabilities is in the process of formation to provide a means quickly generating such data. The A+M Unit maintains on-line code capabilities to generate atomic and molecular data and serves as an access point to LANL atomic physics codes and FLYCHK, Non-LTE kinetics codes at NIST. Currently, a wiki-style knowledge base is under the development. It will host a wealth of information on atomic, molecular, plasma-surface data for

  4. New data acquisition system for AMS

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    Pfenninger, R. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

    1997-09-01

    A new data acquisition system based on a VME front-end computer, a Sun workstation and a PC has been installed. It is used for the acquisition of mainly AMS data, their graphical display, and storage of the data in a Oracle database. The measurement of magazines of 25 sample each is fully automated. Several data parameters such as transmission are regularly checked. In case of problems the operator is informed by optical and/or acoustical signals. Screens are updated automatically after every measurement cycle. (author) 1 fig.

  5. Improvements to AMS Pre-College Programs: Results of a Self-Study on DataStreme Atmosphere, Ocean and Earth's Climate System

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    Moses, M. N.; Brey, J. A.; Geer, I. W.; Mills, E. W.; McGinnis, J. R.; Nugnes, K. A.

    2011-12-01

    The American Meteorological Society (AMS) believes that all teachers should be earth science literate. To achieve this, the AMS Education Program offers content-rich, professional development courses for precollege teachers in the geosciences. During the Fall and Spring semesters, AMS partners with NOAA, NASA and SUNY Brockport to offer DataStreme Atmosphere, Ocean, and Earth's Climate System. These courses are delivered to small groups of K-12 teachers through Local Implementation Teams (LITs) in nearly all 50 states, with twice-weekly online study materials, weekly mentoring, and several face-to-face meetings, supplemented by a provided textbook and investigations manual. Upon completion of each course, teachers receive three free graduate credits from SUNY Brockport. In 2010, AMS embarked on a comprehensive review to assess the program's practices and impacts. A significant aspect of the self-study was a case study of the AMS DataStreme LIT located in Wisconsin. Lead by an external evaluator, the focus of the study was to gain insight into the AMS DataStreme Model and its affect on knowledge growth and pedagogical development for K-12 teacher participants and their instructors. In particular, environmental literacy in atmospheric science, oceanography, and climate science was examined. The study also tracked the number of DataStreme courses offered in areas with groups traditionally underrepresented in science. In Spring 2011, 47% of DataStreme Atmosphere participants and 38% of DataStreme Ocean participants worked in schools with more than 25% minority student population. Data was retrieved using several different methods. The external evaluator conducted phone interviews with the LIT instructors and participating K-12 teachers, and an end-of-course survey data was collected and examined. Preliminary results look extremely favorable. When the participants were asked to what extent their participation in DataStreme Earth's Climate System increased their

  6. Dicty_cDB: FC-AM13 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available FC (Link to library) FC-AM13 (Link to dictyBase) - - - Contig-U16203-1 FC-AM13E (Li...nk to Original site) - - - - - - FC-AM13E 385 Show FC-AM13 Library FC (Link to library) Clone ID FC-AM13 (Li.../dictycdb.biol.tsukuba.ac.jp/CSM/FC/FC-AM/FC-AM13Q.Seq.d/ Representative seq. ID FC-AM1...3E (Link to Original site) Representative DNA sequence >FC-AM13 (FC-AM13Q) /CSM/FC/FC-AM/FC-AM13Q.Seq....0.0 VFA207 (VFA207Q) /CSM/VF/VFA2-A/VFA207Q.Seq.d/ 632 0.0 FC-AM13 (FC-AM13Q) /CSM/FC/FC-AM/FC-AM1

  7. Dicty_cDB: FC-AM14 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available FC (Link to library) FC-AM14 (Link to dictyBase) - G03223 DDB0230027 Contig-U16031-1 FC-AM1...4E (Link to Original site) - - - - - - FC-AM14E 533 Show FC-AM14 Library FC (Link to library) Clone ID FC-AM1...1-1 Original site URL http://dictycdb.biol.tsukuba.ac.jp/CSM/FC/FC-AM/FC-AM14Q.Se...q.d/ Representative seq. ID FC-AM14E (Link to Original site) Representative DNA sequence >FC-AM14 (FC-AM14Q) /CSM/FC/FC-AM/FC-AM1...ignments: (bits) Value FC-AM14 (FC-AM14Q) /CSM/FC/FC-AM/FC-AM14Q.Seq.d/ 959 0.0 FC-041 (FC-041Q) /CSM/CG/CG-

  8. Dicty_cDB: FC-AM12 [Dicty_cDB

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  14. An electrochemical oxidation process of Am (III) into Am (VI) used to separate the americium of spent fuels reprocessing solutions

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    The aim of this invention is to oxidize by an electrochemical process Am (III) to Am (VI). This process can be used to separate the americium of spent fuels reprocessing solutions. The method consists to add to the aqueous nitric solution containing Am (III) an heteropolyanion able to complex the americium (as for instance the potassium tungstophosphate) and the Ag (II) ion. The Ag (II) ion oxidizes the Am (III) and is reduced into an Ag (I) ion. It is then regenerated by the electrolysis of the solution. After the oxidation of Am (III) into Am (VI), this last ion can be extracted by an adapted organic solvent. With this electrochemical method a yield of 100% Am (VI) is obtained in half a hour. (O.M.). 5 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs

  15. Thermodynamics and speciation: Carbonate complexation of Am(III) and speciation of actinides by pulsed laser spectroscopies

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    The report includes the carbonate complexation of Am(III) and speciation of actinides by pulsed laser spectroscopies. Part A describes the carbonate complexation behaviour of Am3+ in aqueous solution under 1% CO2 partial pressure, investigated by solubility and spectroscopic experiments. The average constants determined by the two methods are: log Ksp (Am2(CO3)3)=-29.7 ± 0.6, log β1=6.3 ± 0.3 and log β2 = 9.7 ± 0.6. Part B presents speciation capabilities of three different pulsed laser spectroscopies: laser-induced photoacoustic spectroscopy (LPAS), time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS) and photoacoustic detection of light scattering (PALS). Examples for the speciation of Am(III) and Cm(III) in different aquatic media are presented. (orig.)

  16. Micellar enhanced ultra filtration using anionic (SDS) and nonionic (tergitol) system to remove/recover Am (III) from aqueous solutions

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    The ultrafiltration (UF) of trace amount of Am(III) nitrate from micellar solution of two types of surfactants, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS anionic) and polyethylene glycol ether (Tergitol, nonionic) using polysufone UF membrane with molecular weight cut off (MWCO) 10000 Da was studied. The influence of solution pH and addition of organic ligand, 2- ethyl hexyl phosphonic acid mono -2- ethyl hexyl ester (HA) on retention of Am(III) was measured. An indigenously designed stirred cell was used in all filtration experiments. Almost total removal/recovery of Am(III) was obtained from micellar solutions of SDS with pH ≥2.2 of the solution. In case of micellar solution of tergitol, > 90 % of Am(III) was recovered/removed in presence of organic ligand HA at pH ≥ 3.1 of the solution. (author)

  17. Internal gastargets in AmPS

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    Kaan, A. P.; Postma, O.; van den Brand, J. F. J.; van Leeuwen, E.; Doets, M.; Kraan, M.

    1997-05-01

    Internal gas targets in AmPS A.P. Kaan, O. Postma, J.F.J. van den Brand, E. van Leeuwen, M. Doets, M. Kra= an National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics; Kruislaan 409; 1098 SJ Amsterdam; Holland In the Amsterdam Puls Stretcher/storage ring AmPS(1 GeV electrons), we designed a set-up in order to accommodate a gas target with a density of 1016 mol/cm2. The storage cell needed for this purpose is a aluminium tube with a length of 40 cm, a diameter of 15 mm and a wall thickness of 25 =B5m. Three sets of conductance limiters on both sides of the target, combined with dry turbopumps are designed to be used as differential pumping stations. These limiters cause discontinuities in the beam path and must therefor be retractable and radio frequency compatible in both positions. Low =B5 materials must be used because of the depolarisation effects of changing magnetic fields. The calculations show that the flow resistance's are sufficient to reduce the load of the getter pumps to a level with which the lifetime of the pump elements remain acceptable. The design of the mechanics and the vacuum system will be explained. Recent results from the measurements after installation in combination with the influence on the lifetime on the beam will be presented

  18. Stable isotope applications of AMS in geology

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    The subject of geochemistry has become increasingly concerned with the distribution of trace elements in and between mineral phases. Part per million detection is routine, but part per billion measurements are, for certain elements, beyond the range of such sensitive analytical methods as neutron activation analysis (NAA). Tandem AMS has the ability to extend this limit several orders of magnitude for those elements which readily form negative ions. There is no doubt that such information can be most valuable for elements which are partitioned strongly between different mineral phases. While bulk analyses may indicate trace levels of certain elements to be present in a rock, it has always been difficult to state with certainty whether the trace element occurs at a uniformly low level throughout the various phases, or whether it is concentrated at a high level in small grains of an extremely rare phase scattered through the rock. The milli- or micro-probe analytical capability, which can be part of AMS, enables such problems concerning ultra-low level element concentrations to be tackled. With the same approach isotopic ratios of both major and minor elements in microgram amounts of material may be undertaken

  19. Positron ratio measurement with AMS-02

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    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a state of the art particle detector on the International Space Station (ISS). Equipped with a transition radiation detector (TRD) and an electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) AMS-02 is able to clearly distinguish positrons from the large background of protons in the cosmic rays. To optimize the proton rejection power of the TRD as many hits with a good estimation of the particles path length in the straw as possible are needed. A new tracking method has been used, which does not only use the particle path information provided by the tracker, but also uses the inefficiency of the single layers in the TRD. A missing signal in a layer of the detector adds additional high precision points of passage of the measured particle. These points help to correct the particle path for multiple scattering inside the TRD or small interactions in the material between TRD and Tracker. With this tracking method the path length estimation in the TRD straws is improved and therefore the proton rejection power is increased. This assures a positron spectrum with a high purity.

  20. Cosmic ray propagation and dark matter in light of the latest AMS-02 data

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    The AMS-02 experiment is measuring the high energy cosmic rays with unprecedented accuracy. We explore the possibility of determining the cosmic-ray propagation models using the AMS-02 data alone. A global Bayesian analysis of the constraints on the cosmic-ray propagation models from the preliminary AMS-02 data on the Boron to Carbon nuclei flux ratio and proton flux is performed, with the assumption that the primary nucleon source is a broken power law in rigidity. The ratio of the diffusion coefficient D0 to the diffusive halo height Zh is determined with high accuracy D0/Zh≃2.00±0.07 cm2s−1kpc−1, and the value of the halo width is found to be Zh≃3.3 kpc with uncertainty less than 50%. As a consequence, the typical uncertainties in the positron fraction predicted from dark matter (DM) annihilation is reduced to a factor of two, and that in the antiproton flux is about an order of magnitude. Both of them are significantly smaller than that from the analyses prior to AMS-02. Taking into account the uncertainties and correlations in the propagation parameters, we derive conservative upper limits on the cross sections for DM annihilating into various standard model final states from the current PAMELA antiproton data. We also investigate the reconstruction capability of the future high precision AMS-02 antiproton data on the DM properties. The results show that for DM particles lighter than ∼100 GeV and with typical thermal annihilation cross section, the cross section can be well reconstructed with uncertainties about a factor of two for the AMS-02 three-year data taking

  1. Evaluation of Am-Li neutron spectra data for active well type neutron multiplicity measurements of uranium

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    Goddard, Braden; Croft, Stephen; Lousteau, Angela; Peerani, Paolo

    2016-09-01

    Safeguarding nuclear material is an important and challenging task for the international community. One particular safeguards technique commonly used for uranium assay is active neutron correlation counting. This technique involves irradiating unused uranium with (α, n) neutrons from an Am-Li source and recording the resultant neutron pulse signal which includes induced fission neutrons. Although this non-destructive technique is widely employed in safeguards applications, the neutron energy spectra from an Am-Li sources is not well known. Several measurements over the past few decades have been made to characterize this spectrum; however, little work has been done comparing the measured and theoretical spectra of various Am-Li sources to each other. This paper examines fourteen different Am-Li spectra, focusing on how these spectra affect simulated neutron multiplicity results using the code Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX). Two measurement and simulation campaigns were completed using Active Well Coincidence Counter (AWCC) detectors and uranium standards of varying enrichment. The results of this work indicate that for standard AWCC measurements, the fourteen Am-Li spectra produce similar doubles and triples count rates. The singles count rates varied by as much as 20% between the different spectra, although they are usually not used in quantitative analysis, being dominated by scattering which is highly dependent on item placement.

  2. 242Am/sup m/ fission cross section

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    The neutron-induced fission cross section of 242Am/sup m/ has been measured over the energy region from 10-3 eV to approx.20 MeV in a series of experiments utilizing a linac-produced ''white'' neutron source and a monoenergetic source of 14.1 MeV neutrons. The cross section was measured relative to that of 235U in the thermal (0.001 to approx.3 eV) and high energy (1 keV to approx.20 MeV) regions and normalized to the ENDF/B-V 235U(n,f) evaluated cross section. In the resonance energy region (0.5 eV to 10 keV) the neutron flux was measured using thin lithium glass scintillators and the relative cross section thus obtained was normalized to the thermal energy measurement. This procedure allowed a consistency check between the thermal and high energy data. The cross section data have a statistical accuracy of approx.0.5% at thermal energies and in the 1-MeV energy region, and a systematic uncertainty of approx.5%. We confirmed that 242Am/sup m/ has the largest thermal fission cross section known with a 2200 m/sec value of 6328 b. Results of a Breit-Wigner sum-of-single-levels analysis of 48 fission resonances up to 20 eV are presented and the connection of these resonance properties to the large thermal cross section is discussed. Our measurements are compared with previously reported results

  3. New AMS system at the JAERI-Mutsu

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    Aramaki, Takafumi; Togawa, Orihiko; Kitamura, Toshikatsu [Marine Research Laboratory, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Mutsu, Aomori (Japan)

    2000-07-01

    A new AMS facility has been set up at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) in 1997 and {sup 14}C as well as {sup 129}I will be used for marine environmental studies. The 3 MV AMS system is capable to perform high precision {sup 14}C as well as heavy element AMS. The {sup 14}C-AMS section of the system has been accepted and its precision is comparable to other high precision {sup 14}C-AMS systems. A sample preparation system for the extraction of dissolved inorganic carbon from seawater has been built up. Accuracy checks of the sample preparation system and the {sup 14}C-AMS system have been carried out with international accepted {sup 14}C standard material. The heavy element section for {sup 129}I measurement has been accepted and its precision was verified by using international standard. (author)

  4. Multi-nuclide AMS system at the University of Tsukuba

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    A multi-nuclide AMS system on the 12UD Pelletron tandem accelerator at the University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba AMS system) can measure environmental levels of long-lived radioisotopes of 14C, 26Al, 36Cl and 129I by employing a molecular pilot beam. AMS is an ultrasensitive technique for the study of long-lived radioisotopes, and stable isotopes at very low abundances. The high terminal voltage has an advantage in the detection of heavy radioisotopes. Much progress has been made in the development of new AMS techniques. For example, a standard deviation of the fluctuation for the 36Cl/Cl ratio is ± 2%, and the effective detection limit is better than 1x10-15. In recent years, the main research field of the 12UD Pelletron tandem accelerator has shifted to accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) research from nuclear physics. This report presents an overview of the Tsukuba AMS system.

  5. The AMS detector heads for the International Space Station

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    The AMS particle detector will take off on 29 April 2011 at 21.47 CEST onboard the very last mission of the space Shuttle Endeavour. AMS, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, will then be installed on the International Space Station from where it will explore the Universe for a period of over 10 years. AMS will address some of the most exciting mysteries of modern physics, looking for antimatter and dark matter in space, phenomena that have remained elusive up to now.

  6. Numerical simulation of AM1 microstructure

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A modelling approach is developed for the description of microstructure formation in the industrial AM1 Ni-base superalloy. Solidification and homogenization simulations are first carried out using a microsegregation model, before using the local compositions as an input for precipitation calculations, in order to characterize the influence of segregation on precipitation. First, the precipitation model was validated by comparing simulated and measured evolutions of the average precipitate radius during isothermal heat treatments at 1100 ∘C and 1210 ∘C. The chained microsegregation and precipitation simulations indicate that the global sequences of precipitation events remains are qualitatively the same at the different locations in the microstructure, but the growth and dissolution kinetics are strongly influenced by the local compositions. Local supersaturations have a larger effect on the average radius of the precipitates than certain stages of the precipitation heat treatment.

  7. AMS in combustion and tribology research

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    An obvious, but previously untested, application of accelerator mass spectrometry is in the use of 14C as a tag to trace the erosion of combustion of carbon containing materials. The attractiveness of 14C as a site-specific, non-labile tag has been pointed out previously as part of the development of AMS for biomedical applications. Developments in sample handling protocols and in ion source performances have made it possible to work easily over five to seven orders of magnitude in concentration of isotopic labile (105 Modern to 10-2 Modern). The authors show that organics labeled with 14C can be added to fossil materials (naturally depleted in 14C) at no regulatory penalty or radiation hazard and usefully used to measure combustion of specific fractions of fuel or to trace the erosion of graphitic materials into lubricant sumps

  8. AMS measurement technology for 182Hf

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    In order to improve the accuracy of AMS measurement for 182Hf/180Hf, a series of improvement and innovations of measurement technique and method were taken, such as chemical synthesis of 182Hf free samples, technique of monitoring off-axis current simultaneously, testing the stability of accelerator system, performing the alternate measurement, modified deduction method of 182W, testing the measurement method with simulated samples and real rock samples, and testing the reliability of measurement results. The experimental results show that the relative uncertainty is about 12% for the simulated samples to the order of 1 × 10-10 (182Hf/180Hf), which satisfies the requirement of measurements for real rock samples. The reason of big uncertainty with the rock sample mainly lies in the high content of W in the rock sample. (authors)

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    Marta M. Elvira

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Las relaciones sociales y el respeto por la autoridad son características del modelo de administración latinoamericana. Estas características están basadas en valores del trabajo que forman un marco cultural apropiado para entender cómo las organizaciones latinoamericanas administran sus recursos humanos. Este artículo explora el desarrollo de la Administración de Recursos Humanos de acuerdo a este marco cultural enfocándose en las prácticas de reclutamiento, selección y promoción, entrenamiento y desarrollo, recompensas y reconocimientos, sistemas de trabajo, comunicación y relaciones laborales, y su relación con el desempeño organizacional en América Latina.

  10. 14C AMS dating Yongcheon cave

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    The biggest island in South Korea is Jeju Island, which lies 80 km south of the mainland and has one shield volcano, Mt. Halla. The volcanic island and its lava tubes were added to the world heritage list by UNESCO in 2007. Among the many lava tubes on the island, a unique cave had been accidentally found in 2005 while some workers were replacing a telephone pole. Until the discovery, it had been completely isolated from the outside by naturally-built sand blocks. Yongcheon cave is a lime-decorated lava tube showing both the properties of a volcanic lava tube and a limestone cave. This cave, about 3 km in length, is acknowledged to be the best of this type in the world and includes a large clean-water lake, lava falls, and richly developed speleothems inside it. Even though there is archaeological evidence from well preserved pottery that ancient people entered this place, the preservation of artifacts was ensured by a geological change that made later entrance difficult. We have collected charcoal samples scattered around the cave and dated them using AMS. Ages were in the range of ca. 1570-1260 BP (A.D. 340–880) and this corresponds to the Ancient Three Kingdoms and the Unified Silla era in Korean history. The 14C AMS measurement results presented in this paper on wood charcoal provide precise dates which will be very useful not only to clarify the nature of human activities in this cave but also to provide reference dates when comparing other dating methods.

  11. {sup 14}C AMS dating Yongcheon cave

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    Lee, J.H., E-mail: jefflee@snu.ac.kr [AMS Lab., NCIRF, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Choe, K. [AMS Lab., NCIRF, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, J.C. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, S.H.; Kang, J.; Song, S.; Song, Y.M. [AMS Lab., NCIRF, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Jang, J.G. [Jeju National Museum, Jeju 690-782 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-01-15

    The biggest island in South Korea is Jeju Island, which lies 80 km south of the mainland and has one shield volcano, Mt. Halla. The volcanic island and its lava tubes were added to the world heritage list by UNESCO in 2007. Among the many lava tubes on the island, a unique cave had been accidentally found in 2005 while some workers were replacing a telephone pole. Until the discovery, it had been completely isolated from the outside by naturally-built sand blocks. Yongcheon cave is a lime-decorated lava tube showing both the properties of a volcanic lava tube and a limestone cave. This cave, about 3 km in length, is acknowledged to be the best of this type in the world and includes a large clean-water lake, lava falls, and richly developed speleothems inside it. Even though there is archaeological evidence from well preserved pottery that ancient people entered this place, the preservation of artifacts was ensured by a geological change that made later entrance difficult. We have collected charcoal samples scattered around the cave and dated them using AMS. Ages were in the range of ca. 1570-1260 BP (A.D. 340-880) and this corresponds to the Ancient Three Kingdoms and the Unified Silla era in Korean history. The {sup 14}C AMS measurement results presented in this paper on wood charcoal provide precise dates which will be very useful not only to clarify the nature of human activities in this cave but also to provide reference dates when comparing other dating methods.

  12. Proceedings of the second JAEA tandetron AMS utilization workshop

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    Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (AMS) can determine ultra low level long-lived radioactive isotopes in high sensitivity and precision. Tandetron AMS, originally introduced at Mutsu Establishment, the former Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), had been adjusted for the measurement of 14C and 129I. The AMS has mainly been used for marine research around the Japan Sea. This AMS has adopted the open door policy for the general users from the spring of 2006. Recently varieties of research activities using this AMS have been in progress by many users. This workshop aimed to not only exchange information on the AMS and its utilization but also continue stable operation of the AMS. Second JAEA Tandetron AMS Utilization Workshop was held at Mutsu office, JAEA in November 12-13, 2009. In the workshop 70 participants attended. The topic of the conference was about the recent 14C measurement and its application, 129I measurement and its application, and the current state of the use of AMS. This report contains 28 papers presented at the workshop. The 28 of the presented papers are indexed individually. (J.P.N.)

  13. Disturbance from Am-241 Photons of the Cellular Dose by Am-241 Alpha Emissions: Am-241 as an alternative source of alpha particles to radon daughters

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    The Radiation Bioengineering Laboratory (RadBio Lab) at Seoul National University (SNU) has built an Am-241 alpha particle irradiator for study of cellular responses to radiation from radon daughters. The radon daughters of concern that cause internal exposure from inhalation of radon-contaminated air are Po-218, Po-214 and Po-210. In their alpha decay schemes, the yields of photon emissions are negligible. Unfortunately, Am-241, the source of alpha irradiator in RadBio Lab, emits photons at every alpha decay while transforming to Np-237 of long half-life. Employing Am-241 as the source simulating radon daughters, therefore, requires that photon emissions from Am-241 be specified in term of dose contribution. In this study, Monte Carlo calculations have been made to characterize dose contributions of Am-241 photon emissions. This study confirms that disturbance from Am-241 photon emissions of the cellular dose by Am-241 alpha emissions is negligible. Dose contamination fraction from photon emissions was 8.02 .. 10-6 at 25 mm SSD at maximum. Also, note that LET in tissue-equivalent medium varies within about 20% for alpha particles at energies over 5 MeV

  14. Disturbance from Am-241 Photons of the Cellular Dose by Am-241 Alpha Emissions: Am-241 as an alternative source of alpha particles to radon daughters

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    Lee, Ki-Man; Kim, Eun-Hee [Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    The Radiation Bioengineering Laboratory (RadBio Lab) at Seoul National University (SNU) has built an Am-241 alpha particle irradiator for study of cellular responses to radiation from radon daughters. The radon daughters of concern that cause internal exposure from inhalation of radon-contaminated air are Po-218, Po-214 and Po-210. In their alpha decay schemes, the yields of photon emissions are negligible. Unfortunately, Am-241, the source of alpha irradiator in RadBio Lab, emits photons at every alpha decay while transforming to Np-237 of long half-life. Employing Am-241 as the source simulating radon daughters, therefore, requires that photon emissions from Am-241 be specified in term of dose contribution. In this study, Monte Carlo calculations have been made to characterize dose contributions of Am-241 photon emissions. This study confirms that disturbance from Am-241 photon emissions of the cellular dose by Am-241 alpha emissions is negligible. Dose contamination fraction from photon emissions was 8.02 .. 10{sup -6} at 25 mm SSD at maximum. Also, note that LET in tissue-equivalent medium varies within about 20% for alpha particles at energies over 5 MeV.

  15. Climate Literacy: Progress in AMS Climate Studies Undergraduate Course in Meteorology Program at Jackson State University

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    Reddy, S. R.

    2013-12-01

    AMS Climate Studies is an introductory college-level course developed by the American Meteorological Society for implementation at undergraduate institutions nationwide and increasing involvement of under-represented groups The course places students in a dynamic and highly motivational educational environment where they investigate Earth's climate system using real-world environmental data. The AMS Climate Studies course package consists of a textbook, investigations manual, course website, and course management system-compatible files. Instructors can use these resources in combinations that make for an exciting learning experience for their students. The AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project Workshop participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis as determined by the date-of-receipt of the License Order Form. To grow AMS Diversity Programs to their fullest extent, institutions are encouraged to nominate course instructors who did not previously attend Diversity Project workshops. Until three months before the workshop, two-thirds of the workshop positions would be reserved for institutions new to AMS Diversity Projects. The AMS five day course implementation workshop was held in Washington, DC, during May 24-29, 2012. It covered essential course topics in climate science and global climate change, and strategies for course implementation. Talks would feature climate science and sustainability experts from Federal agencies and area research institutions, such as NASA, NOAA, University of Maryland, Howard University, George Mason University, and other Washington, DC, area institutions. The workshop would also include visits to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. JSU Meteorology Program will be offering AMS Climate Studies undergraduate course under MET 210: Climatology in spring 2014. AMS Climate Studies is offered as a 3 credit hour laboratory course with 2 lectures and 1 lab sessions per week. Although this course places

  16. Attributing minds to vampires in Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend

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    2015-01-01

    For Palmer (2004, 2010), and other proponents of a cognitive narratology, research into real-world minds in the cognitive sciences provides insights into readers’ experiences of fictional minds. In this article, I explore the application of such research to the minds constructed for the vampire characters in Richard Matheson’s (1954) science fiction/horror novel I Am Legend. I draw upon empirical research into ‘mind attribution’ in social psychology, and apply Cognitive Grammar (Langacker, 2...

  17. Carcinogenic effects of the combined action of /sup 241/Am and. gamma. -radiation

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    Filippova, L.G.; Buldakov, L.A.; Nifatov, A.P. (Institut Biofiziki, Moscow (USSR))

    In experiments on Wistar rats a study was made of the carcinogenic effects of the combined exposure to /sup 241/Am administered intrapertioneally (6.7 to 229.4 kBq/kg body weight) and external ..gamma..-radiation (/sup 137/Cs, 175 cGy). The occurrence of osteosarcoma, leucosis, skin and mammary tumors increased in the exposed animals. The combined irradiation produced an additive carcinogenic effect.

  18. Measurement of partial neutron spectrum of an Am-Be (α,n) source

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    A partial neutron spectrum from an Am-Be (α,n) source has been measured by TOF accompanied with γ-ray. In the experiment the 4.43 MeV γ-ray comes from the reaction of 9Be(α,n)13Csup(*) (13Csup(*)(61fs)→12C+n+γ(4.43 MeV)). The result has been compared with others. (author)

  19. Cosmic-ray positron fraction measurement from 1 to 30 GeV with AMS-01

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    2007-01-01

    A measurement of the cosmic ray positron fraction e+/(e+ + e-) in the energy range of 1-30 GeV is presented. The measurement is based on data taken by the AMS-01 experiment during its 10 day Space Shuttle flight in June 1998. A proton background suppression on the order of 10^6 is reached by identifying converted bremsstrahlung photons emitted from positrons.

  20. Carcinogenic effects of the combined action of 241Am and γ-radiation

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    In experiments on Wistar rats a study was made of the carcinogenic effects of the combined exposure to 241Am administered intrapertioneally (6.7 to 229.4 kBq/kg body weight) and external γ-radiation (137Cs, 175 cGy). The occurrence of osteosarcoma, leucosis, skin and mammary tumors increased in the exposed animals. The combined irradiation prodUced an additive carcinogenic effect

  1. Results of the 2015 testbeam of a 180 nm AMS High-Voltage CMOS sensor prototype

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    Benoit, M; de Mendizabal, J. Bilbao; Chen, H; Chen, K; Di Bello, F.A; Ferrere, D; Golling, T; Gonzalez-Sevilla, S; Iacobucci, G; Lanni, F; Liu, H; Meng, L; Miucci, A; Muenstermann, D; Nessi, M; Peric, I; Rimoldi, M; Ristic, B; Pinto, M. Vicente Barrero; Vossebeld, J; Weber, M; Wu, W; Xu, L

    2016-01-01

    Active pixel sensors based on the High-Voltage CMOS technology are being investigated as a viable option for the future pixel tracker of the ATLAS experiment at the High-Luminosity LHC. This paper reports on the testbeam measurements performed at the H8 beamline of the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron on a High-Voltage CMOS sensor prototype produced in 180 nm AMS technology. Results in terms of tracking efficiency and timing performance, for different threshold and bias conditions, are shown.

  2. Results of the 2015 testbeam of a 180 nm AMS High-Voltage CMOS sensor prototype

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    Benoit, M.; Bilbao de Mendizabal, J.; Casse, G.; Chen, H.; Chen, K.; Di Bello, F. A.; Ferrere, D.; Golling, T.; Gonzalez-Sevilla, S.; Iacobucci, G.; Lanni, F.; Liu, H.; Meloni, F.; Meng, L.; Miucci, A.; Muenstermann, D.; Nessi, M.; Perić, I.; Rimoldi, M.; Ristic, B.; Barrero Pinto, M. Vicente; Vossebeld, J.; Weber, M.; Wu, W.; Xu, L.

    2016-07-01

    Active pixel sensors based on the High-Voltage CMOS technology are being investigated as a viable option for the future pixel tracker of the ATLAS experiment at the High-Luminosity LHC. This paper reports on the testbeam measurements performed at the H8 beamline of the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron on a High-Voltage CMOS sensor prototype produced in 180 nm AMS technology. Results in terms of tracking efficiency and timing performance, for different threshold and bias conditions, are shown.

  3. Cosmic ray propagation and dark matter in light of the latest AMS-02 data

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    Jin, Hong-Bo; Zhou, Yu-Feng

    2014-01-01

    The AMS-02 experiment is measuring the high energy charged cosmic rays with unprecedented accuracy. We explore the possibility of determining the cosmic-ray propagation models using the AMS-02 data $alone$. A global Bayesian analysis of the constraints on the cosmic-ray propagation models from the latest AMS-02 data on the Boron to Carbon nuclei flux ratio and proton flux is performed, with the assumption that the primary nucleon source is a broken power law in rigidity. The ratio of the diffusion coefficient $D_{0}$ to the diffusive halo height $Z_{h}$ is found to be determined with high accuracy $D_{0}/Z_{h}\\simeq 2.00\\pm0.07\\text{cm}^{2}\\text{s}^{-1}\\text{kpc}^{-1}$. The best-fit value of the halo width is $Z_{h}\\simeq 3.3$ kpc with uncertainty less than $50\\$. As a consequence, the typical uncertainties in the positron fraction is within a factor of two, and that in the antiproton flux is within an order of magnitude. Both of them are significantly smaller than that from the analyses prior to AMS-02. Taki...

  4. Thermodynamic stabilities of MO2+x(s) (M = U, Np, Pu and Am), pourbaix diagrams

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    The experimental solubilities of the hydrated amorphous freshly precipitated M(OH)z(am) and MO2(OH)z(am) compounds are often used as an upper limit for the safety assessments of deep waste repositories, since these compounds slowly transform to less soluble ones, as typically M(OH)4(am) to MO2(cr). Solubility (vs. redox potential) at pH=8, and E-pH predominance diagrams are plotted in aqueous solutions at 25degC by using thermodynamic data recently selected by the NEA-TDB review, or estimated by using classical chemical analogies for the non-redox reactions. The solubilities and relative stabilities are also calculated for the MO2+x(s) crystalline compounds of known stabilities: U4O9(s), U3O7(s), U3O8(s) and Np2O5(s) where 2+x = 2.25, 2.33, 2.67 and 2.5 respectively. The stabilities of the other MO2+x(s) compounds are estimated by analogy: M4O9(s) (M=U, Np, Pu), M3O7(s) and M3O8(s) (M=U, Pu), and M2O5(s) (M=Np, Am) are predicted to be more stable (i.e. less soluble), than the amorphous hydroxides. However their precipitation have never been observed at room temperature possibly for kinetic reasons or difficulties in interpreting solubility experiments. (author)

  5. On-line I-/Te- separation for the AMS analysis of 125I

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    Charles, C. R. J.; Cornett, R. J.; Zhao, X.-L.; Litherland, A. E.; Kieser, W. E.

    2015-10-01

    The isobar separator for anions (ISA) was used together with a 3 MV tandem accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) to demonstrate the real time (on-line) separation of Te- from I-. Following the ion source mass spectrometry and major retardation to tens of eV, the ISA uses a radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) ion guide to confine and direct I- and associated Te- isobar anions through a gas-reaction cell, where chemical reactions occur at eV energies with the electronegative gas NO2. Anions are subsequently reaccelerated out of the ISA to near original ion source extraction energies for AMS analysis. At 5 mTorr NO2 in the ISA gas-reaction cell, 125Te- was observed to be attenuated by a factor of ∼107 as compared to 127I- that did not experience significant (107 relative to 37Cl- under the same ISA-AMS conditions. The preferential destruction of Te- (and S-) at eV energies in the ISA is likely due to a larger favorable destruction cross-section with NO2. This study is the first demonstration of I-Te anion separation for AMS, and makes possible the use of 125I, free of the contaminant 125Te isobar after suitable sample purification, for future 129I/125I carrier-free analyses of natural samples at ultra-low trace levels.

  6. Pulmonary administration of Am80 regenerates collapsed alveoli.

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    Sakai, Hitomi; Horiguchi, Michiko; Ozawa, Chihiro; Akita, Tomomi; Hirota, Keiji; Shudo, Koichi; Terada, Hiroshi; Makino, Kimiko; Kubo, Hiroshi; Yamashita, Chikamasa

    2014-12-28

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an intractable pulmonary disease, which causes widespread and irreversible alveoli collapse. Nevertheless, there is no effective drug therapy that regenerates lung tissue or prevents the progression of COPD and clinical management of patients remains mostly supportive. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether Am80 is useful as a novel pulmonary emphysema therapeutic drug. In this study, we treated the human alveolar epithelial stem cells with Am80 to clarify the differentiation-inducing mechanism and administrated Am80 transpulmonarily into elastase-induced COPD model mice to evaluate the effect of Am80 on pulmonary emphysema. First, we accordingly investigated whether Am80 had a differentiation-inducing effect on human alveolar epithelial stem cells, Am80 induced differentiation of human alveolar epithelial stem cells to alveolar type I and II cells dose dependently, and the proportion of differentiated into type I and type II alveolar epithelial cells as a result of treatment with 10 μM of Am80 for 7 days was approximately 20%. Second, we attempted to identify the major factor involved in the differentiation-inducing effect of human alveolar epithelial stem cells induced by Am80 using microarray analysis. In a microarray analysis, WNT1, lectin, SLIT, chordin, ck12, ck11, and neurexin3 showed the largest variation in the Am80-treated group compared with the controls. In quantitative polymerase-chain-reaction assay, Am80 resulted in significant reduction in the WNT1 expression ratio whereas increase in the neurexin3 expression ratio. We evaluated the repairs effect for collapsed alveoli by Am80 of pulmonary administration. In untreated and Am80-treated mice the average CT value at 2 days was, respectively, -506 and -439 and there was a significant difference. Likewise, the assessment of the distance between alveolar walls, Lm, confirmed that there was a significant difference between control (68.0±3.8 μm) and

  7. The potential of coconut fibers in raw and treated forms to remove {sup 241}Am from aqueous solutions

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    Fonseca, Heverton C.O.; Jesus, Nella N.M. de; Nobre, Vanessa B.; Potiens Junior, Ademar; Sakata, Solange K., E-mail: sksakata@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2013-07-01

    In the Radioactive Waste Management (GRR) at the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN/CNEN-SP) vegetal biomass has been studied as adsorbent to remove radioisotopes from radioactive liquid wastes as part of the radioactive waste treatment program. In this work coconuts fiber was evaluate as biosorbent to remove {sup 241}Am from aqueous solutions and many different parameters were studied such as particle size (35 and 80 mesh) and contact time (between 5 and 60 minutes). In order to evaluate if the treated biomass could remove more {sup 241}Am the experiments were also performed using raw biomass and treated with H{sub 2}O{sub 2} in basic conditions. When the experiment was carried out using raw coconuts fiber with 80 mesh, neutral conditions after 5 minutes of contact time 99% of the radionuclide was removed from the aqueous solution. This result shows the potential of this biomass to remove {sup 241}Am from radioactive liquid wastes. (author)

  8. The potential of coconut fibers in raw and treated forms to remove 241Am from aqueous solutions

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    In the Radioactive Waste Management (GRR) at the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN/CNEN-SP) vegetal biomass has been studied as adsorbent to remove radioisotopes from radioactive liquid wastes as part of the radioactive waste treatment program. In this work coconuts fiber was evaluate as biosorbent to remove 241Am from aqueous solutions and many different parameters were studied such as particle size (35 and 80 mesh) and contact time (between 5 and 60 minutes). In order to evaluate if the treated biomass could remove more 241Am the experiments were also performed using raw biomass and treated with H2O2 in basic conditions. When the experiment was carried out using raw coconuts fiber with 80 mesh, neutral conditions after 5 minutes of contact time 99% of the radionuclide was removed from the aqueous solution. This result shows the potential of this biomass to remove 241Am from radioactive liquid wastes. (author)

  9. Precision and reproducibility in AMS radiocarbon measurements.

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    Hotchkis, M.A.; Fink, D.; Hua, Q.; Jacobsen, G.E.; Lawson, E. M.; Smith, A.M.; Tuniz, C. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia)

    1996-12-31

    Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) is a technique by which rare radioisotopes such as {sup 14}C can be measured at environmental levels with high efficiency. Instead of detecting radioactivity, which is very weak for long-lived environmental radioisotopes, atoms are counted directly. The sample is placed in an ion source, from which a negative ion beam of the atoms of interest is extracted, mass analysed, and injected into a tandem accelerator. After stripping to positive charge states in the accelerator HV terminal, the ions are further accelerated, analysed with magnetic and electrostatic devices and counted in a detector. An isotopic ratio is derived from the number of radioisotope atoms counted in a given time and the beam current of a stable isotope of the same element, measured after the accelerator. For radiocarbon, {sup 14}C/{sup 13}C ratios are usually measured, and the ratio of an unknown sample is compared to that of a standard. The achievable precision for such ratio measurements is limited primarily by {sup 14}C counting statistics and also by a variety of factors related to accelerator and ion source stability. At the ANTARES AMS facility at Lucas Heights Research Laboratories we are currently able to measure {sup 14}C with 0.5% precision. In the two years since becoming operational, more than 1000 {sup 14}C samples have been measured. Recent improvements in precision for {sup 14}C have been achieved with the commissioning of a 59 sample ion source. The measurement system, from sample changing to data acquisition, is under common computer control. These developments have allowed a new regime of automated multi-sample processing which has impacted both on the system throughput and the measurement precision. We have developed data evaluation methods at ANTARES which cross-check the self-consistency of the statistical analysis of our data. Rigorous data evaluation is invaluable in assessing the true reproducibility of the measurement system and aids in

  10. Some Validation Data for the Achievement Motives Scale (AMS).

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    1978-01-01

    A Norwegian version of the Achievement Motives Scale (AMS) was administered to Oslo sixth-graders, along with verbal, numeric, test anxiety, and lie/defensiveness tests. Results showed the relationships to academic performance predicted by achievement theory. Even when related to the personality scales, the AMS showed promising qualities.…

  11. Chemical behaviour of Np, Pu and Am in saline solutions: Radiolysis, solubility, hydrolysis, chloride complexation and speciation

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    The assessment of the migration behaviour of actinide elements (Np, Pu, Am) in the geosphere requires detailed knowledge on basic geochemical reactions, which include not only primary reactions of actinides with groundwater components but also secondary reactions, such as radiolysis, redox reaction, colloid formation, etc. The radiolytic behaviour of Pu and Am has been investigated in solutions of high NaCl concentration, in which radiolysis reactions are induced by intensive α-radiations of actinides themselves. An increase in the redox potential (Eh) is observed in solutions, which results in the quantitative oxidation of Pu(IV) into Pu(VI) and Am(III) into Am(V). These reactions are dependent on pH, salinity and specific α-activity. The results of α-radiolysis are compared with the effect of γ-radiolysis on inactive chloride solutions. As Pu(VI) can be stabilized in concentrated NaCl solutions, indicating that chloride complexation of Pu(VI) is important, the chloride complexation is studied by spectrophotometry and the stability constants of the first two Pu(VI)-chloro complexes are determined. Solubility experiments of NpO2 and NpO2OH in concentrated saline solutions are carried out under aerobic and anaerobic atmosphere (90% Ar, 1% CO2). The speciation of soluble species is undertaken by UV-VIS-spectrophotometry. The experiment of the Am(III)-hydrolysis reaction has revealed a dependence of Am solubility on the specific α-activity. However, no alteration in the chemical state of hydrolysis products is observed in different specific α-activities. The speciation is carried out by laser induced photoacoustic spectroscopy (LPAS) because of the low Am(III) solubility at pH>7. (orig./RB)

  12. forzada en América Latina

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Para mediados del año 2007 la red de Internet tiene conectados a más de 1,200 millones de personas por todo el mundo. Sin embargo, la historia social de la tecnología indica que algunas de las innovaciones más importantes se reservan para fruto de quienes las inventan y desarrollan. Desde el punto de vista del análisis social la internacionalización de los estudios sobre Internet, no es lo mismo preguntarse las cosas desde el centro del sistema—mundo, que desde la periferia donde se ubica América Latina. En la primera parte de este texto se exponen algunas cifras que dan cuenta de la presencia y crecimiento de Internet en el mundo de habla hispana; en la segunda se plantea una estrategia para desarrollar Cibercultur@ que ha sido diseñada para operar justo al revés de como se ha ido dando el proceso de expansión y difusión del acceso a Internet en las regiones no centrales de la sociedad a escala mundial.

  13. Status of AMS system of Kyoto University

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    We are developing Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (AMS) using 8 MV tandem accelerator of Faculty of Science, Kyoto University to measure long life heavy radio- isotope with high sensitivity. The multi target sputter ion source mounted 59 samples. A slit was installed in front of negative ion source to decrease beam emittance. The 3 μm aluminum foil was used to separate 13C4+ and 14N4+, 7Li2)4+ in the silicon semiconductor detector. Successive injection is realized by changing the magnetic field of injection section. The test sample was at first to become CO2. After purification, it was de oxidized by Hydrogen with Fe catalysis. The ratio of 14C/12C was obtained after estimation of the ion permeability efficiency. The tandem accelerator was not exclusive for the mass spectrometer. Therefore, we installed the second stripper (5 μm Mylar) between the 90 degrees analyzing magnet and the steering magnet to cancel out background signals. After all, this modification enabled to measure 14C by successive injection method. The reproducibility of data is less than 1 - 2 %, which is mainly due to the fluctuation of the electric current measurement. The chain operation time is about 2500 hours in a year. Meantime, the main trouble is a deterioration of cooling water quality. Exchanges of pipes and cleaning by chemicals were needed after the deterioration of water quality. Further optimization of detector system is being continued to increase sensitivity. (Y. Tanaka)

  14. Photon interaction studies using 241Am -rays

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    N Ramachandran; K Karunakaran Nair; K K Abdullah; K M Varier

    2006-09-01

    We have carried out some photon interaction measurements using 59.54 keV -rays from a 241Am source. These include attenuation studies as well as photoelectric absorption studies in various samples. The attenuation studies have been made using leaf and wood samples, samples like sand, sugar etc., which contain particles of varying sizes as well as pellets and aqueous solutions of rare earth compounds. In the case of the leaf and wood samples, we have used the -ray attenuation technique for the determination of the water content in fresh and dried samples. The variation of the attenuation coefficient with particle size has been investigated for sand and sugar samples. The attenuation studies as well as the photoelectric studies in the case of rare earth elements have been carried out on samples containing such elements whose K-absorption edge energies lie below and close to the -energy used. Suitable compounds of the rare earth elements have been chosen as mixture absorbers in these investigations. A narrow beam good geometry set-up was used for the attenuation measurements. A well-shielded scattering geometry was used for the photoelectric measurements. The mixture rule was invoked to extract the values of the mass attenuation coefficients for the elements from those of the corresponding compounds. The results are consistent with theoretical values derived from the XCOM package.

  15. The Ohrberg solar village; Solarsiedlung am Ohrberg

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    Vanoli, K.; Christoffers, D.; Rockendorf, G. [Institut fuer Solarenergieforschung GmbH Hameln/Emmerthal (ISFH), Emmerthal (Germany). Abt. Systemtechnik von Solarenergieanlagen; Kranz, R. [Elektrizitaetswerke Wesertal GmbH, Hameln (Germany). Abt. Energieberatung/Energiekonzepte

    1998-02-01

    As an officially approved regional project of the EXPO 2000, the Ohrberg Solar Village will demonstrate an integrated energy concept - combining customer information and counseling, modern energy technologies and energy services rendered by utilities - which reduces the consumption of conventional energy ressources and the CO{sub 2}-emissions. The local utility Wesertal GmbH will equip the 82 low-energy solar houses of the village with reliable, cost-effective and innovative energy technologies and will provide energy services on the basis of a user-friendly contract. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die Solarsiedlung am Ohrberg demonstriert als registriertes Regionalprojekt der EXPO 2000, wie ein integriertes Energiekonzept - bestehend aus umfassender Energieberatung, Einsatz moderner Energietechnologien und einem Nutz-Energie-Dienstleistungsangebot der Energieversorger - einen substantiellen Beitrag zur Ressourcenschonung und zur Reduzierung der klimarelevanten Umweltbelastung leisten kann. Das regionale Energieversorgungsunternehmen Wesertal GmbH wird innovative, erprobte, kostenguenstige, rationelle und regenerative Energieversorgungstechniken in den 82 solaren Niedrigenergiehaeusern dieser Siedlung installieren und die Waermeversorgung im Rahmen eines Waermedienstleistungskonzeptes uebernehmen. (orig.)

  16. Will NASA annihilate station antimatter experiment?

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    2004-01-01

    "NASA is reconsidering its support for an innovative experiment designed to capture direct evidence of elusive antimatter. [...] A full review of the project, called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), could begin this summer" (1 page)

  17. Kusheh, na minem Fatu, en mi na koko farmer Hello, I am Fatu and I am a cocoa farmer

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    Witteveen, L.M.; Goris, Margriet; Lie, R.; Ingram, V.J.

    2016-01-01

    This document reports on the development of a prototype Digital Farmer Field School (DFFS) called Kusheh, na minem Fatu, en mi na koko farmer (“Hello, I am Fatu and I am a cocoa farmer”). The DFFS provides an ICT-based alternative to traditional agricultural extension. More specifically, it offers a

  18. A comparative study of the carcinogenetic effects of 241Am, 239Pu and 237Np

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    In this experiment, 420 wistar rats were used to study the comparative carcinogenetic effects of 241Am, 239Pu and 237Np. These nuclides were injected to animals intravenously, subcutaneously or directly into the lung (Stansen's lung puncture method) in doses of 1.0, 5.0 and 8.5 μCi/kg, respectively. As soluble nitrate, the nuclides were rapidly transfered from the site of injection into the bone and the liver. Osteosarcomas were found in some animals 8 months to one year after intoxication. Diagnosis of osteosarcoma is based on the histopatological examination and X-ray photography. In the Am-poisoned rats the incidence of osteosarcoma is about 31-74%, varied with different doses and different routes of intoxication; in Pu-poisoned rats, the incidence of osteosarcoma is about 55-66%. while in Np-poisoned rats, it is about 36-53%. Primary lung cancers were also found in those animals poisoned by means of Stansen's lung puncture method with the above three nuclides. The incidence of primary lung cancers is about 6% in Am-and Pu-poisoned rats and 13% in Np-poisoned rats. The incidence of metastasis of osteosarcoma in lung is about 25-65% for Am-poisoned rats, 45-55% for Pu-poisoned rats and 41-80% for Np-poisoned rats. The life-span of above poisoned rats was significantly shorter than that of the normal control animals. The chemical weight for 241Am, 239Pu and 237Np in same unit of radioactivity (1.0 μCi) equals to 0.308 μg, 15.9 μg and 1418.7 μg, respectively. For this reason, we have to pay more attention to the chemical mass effect in carcinogenesis of the above three nuclides

  19. Medial Amygdala Lesions in Male Rats Reduce Aggressive Behavior : Interference With Experience

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    Vochteloo, J.D.; Koolhaas, J.M.

    1987-01-01

    The medial nucleus of the amygdala (am) has been implicated in a variety of social behaviors. The present experiment will test the hypothesis that the effect of am lesions on intermale aggressive behavior is due to interference with social learning processes. Small electrolytic lesions of the am had

  20. Monitoring intakes of Pu/Am by external counting. Current status in India

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    This paper describes the current status of the direct methods of monitoring intakes of actinides, Pu/Am, by external counting techniques in India. It begins with the brief descriptions of the in vivo monitoring facilities established and a variety of optimised radiation detectors being operated inside the graded lined steel room chamber. Two types of phoswich detectors (200 mm dia) differing in the thicknesses of their primary detectors, are operated with pulse shape discrimination electronics based on pulse shape analyser (ORTEC model 458). The other detection systems are : 51 mm dia coaxial HPGe low energy photon spectrometer, a miniature CdTe and a twin thin NaI(Tl). Over the past several years, these facilities have been rationally utilized for conducting various types of internal monitoring programmes for workers handing Pu/Am. Due emphasis has been given to the Quality Assurance (QA) programmes and thus the accuracy of internal exposure evaluations has been ensured by participating in the international intercomparison studies. These included: a) In vivo calibration experiments based on inhalation of mock Pu i.e. polystyrene particles labelled with 103Pd - 51Cr, by human volunteers; b) Calibration measurements on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) realistic thorax phantom representing a Caucasian man, under an IAEA-CRP and c) By participating in yet another IAEA-CRP on the calibration of in vivo counting systems for actinides (Pu, Am, U, Th) using a Reference Asian phantom whose physique represented an Asian man of Japanese origin. As both, ICRP and BSS of IAEA recommend the use of latest dose coefficients, the current methodology of evaluating internal exposures to actinides (Pu/Am) is based on the new (ICRP-66) model of the human respiratory tract. For this purpose, the software package LUDEP 2.05 (Lung Dose Evaluation Program) has been standardised for routine use. The use of LUDEP 2.05 for calculating intakes and committed effective doses is

  1. Development of an 241Am applicator for intracavitary irradiation of gynecologic cancers.

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    Nath, R; Peschel, R E; Park, C H; Fischer, J J

    1988-05-01

    Sealed sources of 241Am that emit primarily 60 keV photons produce relative dose distributions in water comparable to those from 137Cs or 226Ra sources and can produce dose rates of up to 100 cGy/hr at 1 cm in water. Also, 241Am gamma rays can be effectively shielded by thin layers of high atomic number materials (HVL is 1/8th mm of lead) placed on the applicator or inside some body cavities (for example, hypaque in bladder, barium sulphate in rectum). These properties of 241Am sources open a new approach to optimizing intracavitary irradiation of various cancers by allowing a reduction in dose and volume of irradiated critical organs or by increasing tumor doses. The relative ease with which highly effective shielding is achievable with 241Am sources would allow the design and fabrication of partially shielded applicators which can produce asymmetric dose distributions to allow unidirectional irradiation of localized lesions. Design and dosimetry characteristics of a gynecological applicator containing 241Am sources are presented. The applicator consists of a 2, 3, or 4 segment vaginal plaque (loaded with 2 and 5 Ci 241Am sources) and a tandem made up of a single 8 Ci 241Am source. Dose rates at 2 cm from the plaques are 42.0, 47.4, 58.3 and 56.7 cGy/hr for 5-5, 5-4-5, 5-5-5, and 5-4-4-5 Ci plaques, respectively. The 5-4-5 Ci plaque in combination with the 8 Ci tandem produces dose rates of 60.0 and 22.8 cGy/hr to points A and B, respectively. Surface dose rates on the plaque applicators are 143, 124, 142 and 132 cGy/hr for 5-5, 5-4-5, 5-5-5 and 5-4-4-5 Ci applicators, respectively. The shielding effect of a 0.5 mm thick lead foil on one side of the 5-4-5 Ci applicator is found to be a factor of 16.8; for example, the dose rate at 2 cm from the unshielded side is 42.0 cGy/hr compared to a dose rate of 2.5 cGy/hr at 2 cm from the shielded side. Initial clinical experience with this applicator in the treatment of recurrent gynecological lesions is also presented

  2. He-Accreting WDs: AM CVn stars with WD Donors

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    Piersanti, Luciano; Tornambe', Amedeo

    2015-01-01

    We study the physical and evolutionary properties of the "WD family" of AM CVn stars by computing realistic models of IDD systems. We evaluate self-consistently both the mass transfer rate from the donor, as determined by GW emission and interaction with the binary companion, and the thermal response of the accretor to mass deposition. We find that, after the onset of mass transfer, all the considered systems undergo a strong non-dynamical He-flash. However, due to the compactness of these systems, the expanding accretors fill their Roche lobe very soon, thus preventing the efficient heating of the external layers of the accreted CO WDs. Moreover, due to the loss of matter from the systems, the orbital separations enlarge and mass transfer comes to a halt. The further evolution depends on the value of \\mdot\\, after the donors fill again their lobe. On one hand, if the accretion rate, as determined by the actual value of (M_don,M_acc), is high enough, the accretors experience several He-flashes of decreasing s...

  3. A simple Bragg detector design for AMS and IBA applications

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    Müller, Arnold Milenko; Döbeli, Max; Seiler, Martin; Synal, Hans-Arno

    2015-08-01

    A new compact Bragg type gas ionization chamber (GIC) has been built for use as particle counter in AMS and IBA applications. The detector stands out due to its simple concept, which does not include a Frisch grid. Test experiments have been performed with ions in the mass range from He to Th and energies ranging from 30 keV to 2.5 MeV, in order to find optimal measurement conditions and to characterize the detector performance. For projectiles heavier than Al at energies below 2.5 MeV the obtained energy resolution is comparable with that of a state-of-the-art GIC with Frisch grid and clearly outperforms solid state detectors. Additionally the operation of this simplified Bragg GIC in the electron multiplication mode was investigated for the first time, which allows the detection of radiocarbon ions at energies below 50 keV with an energy resolution of the order of 10 keV.

  4. International-Aerial Measuring System (I-AMS) Training Program

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    Wasiolek, Piotre T. [National Security Technologies, LLC; Malchor, Russell L. [National Security Technologies, LLC; Maurer, Richard J. [National Security Technologies, LLC; Adams, Henry L. [National Security Technologies, LLC

    2015-10-01

    Since the Fukushima reactor accident in 2011, there has been an increased interest worldwide in developing national capabilities to rapidly map and assess ground contamination resulting from nuclear reactor accidents. The capability to rapidly measure the size of the contaminated area, determine the activity level, and identify the radionuclides can aid emergency managers and decision makers in providing timely protective action recommendations to the public and first responders. The development of an aerial detection capability requires interagency coordination to assemble the radiation experts, detection system operators, and aviation aircrews to conduct the aerial measurements, analyze and interpret the data, and provide technical assessments. The Office of International Emergency Management and Cooperation (IEMC) at the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) sponsors an International - Aerial Measuring System (I-AMS) training program for partner nations to develop and enhance their response to radiological emergencies. An initial series of courses can be conducted in the host country to assist in developing an aerial detection capability. As the capability develops and expands, additional experience can be gained through advanced courses with the opportunity to conduct aerial missions over a broad range of radiation environments.

  5. A simple Bragg detector design for AMS and IBA applications

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    A new compact Bragg type gas ionization chamber (GIC) has been built for use as particle counter in AMS and IBA applications. The detector stands out due to its simple concept, which does not include a Frisch grid. Test experiments have been performed with ions in the mass range from He to Th and energies ranging from 30 keV to 2.5 MeV, in order to find optimal measurement conditions and to characterize the detector performance. For projectiles heavier than Al at energies below 2.5 MeV the obtained energy resolution is comparable with that of a state-of-the-art GIC with Frisch grid and clearly outperforms solid state detectors. Additionally the operation of this simplified Bragg GIC in the electron multiplication mode was investigated for the first time, which allows the detection of radiocarbon ions at energies below 50 keV with an energy resolution of the order of 10 keV

  6. The Experiment

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    2016-04-01

    My name is Nicoara Floarea and I am teacher at Secondary School Calatele and I teach students from preparatory class and the second grade . They are six-eight years old. In my activity, for introducing scientific concepts to my students, I use various and active methods or traditional methods including experiments. The experiment stimulates students' curiosity, their creativity, the understanding and knowledge taught accessibility. I propose you two such experiments: The life cycle of the plants (long-term experiment, with rigorous observation time):We use beans, wheat or other; They are grown in pots and on the cotton soaked with water,keeping under students' observation protecting them ( just soak them regularly) and we waiting the plants rise. For discussions and comments of plant embryo development we use the plants which rose on the cotton soaked with water plants at the end of the first week. Last school year we had in the pot climbing beans which in May made pods. They were not too great but our experiment was a success. The students could deduce that there will develop those big beans which after drying will be planted again. The influence of light on plants (average duration experiment with the necessary observation time): We use two pots in which plants are of the same type (two geraniums), one of them is situated so as to get direct sunlight and other plant we put in a closed box. Although we wet both plants after a week we see that the plant that benefited from sunlight has turned strain in direct sunlight, developing normally in return the plant out of the box I have yellowed leaves, photosynthesis does not She has occurred . Students will understand the vital role of the Sun in plants' life, both in the classroom and in nature. The experiment is a method of teaching students extremely pleasant, with a remarkable percentage of acquiring more knowledge.

  7. AM Envelope. The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

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    Holger Strauss

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This dissertation shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands from those future envelopes, we have to find new solutions.New technologies offer one possible way to do so. They open new approaches in designing, producing and processing building construction and facades. Finding the one capable of having big impact is difficult – Additive Manufacturing is one possible answer.The term ‘AM Envelope’ (Additive Manufacturing Envelope describes the transfer of this technology to the building envelope. Additive Fabrication is a building block that aids in developing the building envelope from a mere space enclosure to a dynamic building envelope.First beginnings of AM facade construction show up when dealing with relevant aspects like material consumption, mounting or part’s performance.From those starting points several parts of an existing post-and-beam façade system were optimized, aiming toward the implementation of AM into the production chain. Enhancements on all different levels of production were achieved: storing, producing, mounting and performance.AM offers the opportunity to manufacture facades ‘just in time’. It is no longer necessary to store or produce large numbers of parts in advance. Initial investment for tooling can be avoided, as design improvements can be realized within the dataset of the AM part. AM is based on ‘tool-less’ production, all parts can be further developed with every new generation.Producing tool-less also allows for new shapes and functional parts in small batch sizes – down to batch size one. The parts performance can be re-interpreted based on the demands within the system, not based on the limitations of conventional manufacturing. AM offers new ways of materializing the physical part around its function. It leads toward customized and

  8. Assessment of magnetite to remove Cs (Total) and Am-241 from radioactive waste

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    Costa, Priscila; Lima, Josenilson B.; Bueno, Vanessa N.; Yamamura, Mitiko H.; Holland, Helber; Hiromoto, Goro; Potiens Junior, Ademar J.; Sakata, Solange K., E-mail: apotiens@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2013-07-01

    Radioactive waste can affect human hea lt and the environment, thus their safe management has received considerable attention worldwide. Radioactive waste treatment is an important step in its management. Sorption technique is one of the most studied methods to reduce the volume of radioactive waste streams and it has been successfully used for treatment of radioactive liquid wastes. Herein, the experiments were performed using magnetite (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) as adsorbents for removal the cesium and americium from different radioactive aqueous solution. An aqueous solution with 13.9 ppm of Cs-133 was stirred with 20-25 mg of magnetite and another solution of 117.94 Bq/mL Am-241 was stirred with 50 mg using the same adsorbent but in different contact times and pH. After the experiments the magnetite was removal using a super magnet and the solutions were analyzed by ICP-OES for Cs-133 and Am-241 remaining in solution was quantified by a gamma spectrometry. The results suggested that the biosorption process for Cs is more efficient at pH 6 and 30 minutes of contact time and for Am-241 the most efficient pH was also 6 and 40 min of contact time with 93% of removal of this radionuclide from the solution. (author)

  9. Status of AMS system of Kyoto University

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    Nakamura, Masanobu; Tazawa, Yuji; Matsumoto, Hiroshi; Takahashi, Seiji; Hirose, Masanori; Ogino, Koya [Kyoto Univ. (Japan)

    2001-02-01

    We are developing Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (AMS) using 8 MV tandem accelerator of Faculty of Science, Kyoto University to measure long life heavy radio-isotope with high sensitivity. The multi target sputter ion source mounted 59 samples. A slit was installed in front of negative ion source to decrease beam emittance. The 3 {mu}m aluminum foil was used to separate {sup 13}C{sup 4+} and {sup 14}N{sup 4+}, {sup 7}Li{sub 2}{sup 4+} in the silicon semiconductor detector. Successive injection is realized by changing the magnetic field of injection section. The test sample was at first to become CO{sub 2}. After purification, it was de oxidized by Hydrogen with Fe catalysis. The ratio of {sup 14}C/{sup 12}C was obtained after estimation of the ion permeability efficiency. The tandem accelerator was not exclusive for the mass spectrometer. Therefore, we installed the second stripper (5 {mu}m Mylar) between the 90 degrees analyzing magnet and the steering magnet to cancel out background signals. After all, this modification enabled to measure {sup 14}C by successive injection method. The reproducibility of data is less than 1 - 2 %, which is mainly due to the fluctuation of the electric current measurement. The chain operation time is about 2500 hours in a year. Meantime, the main trouble is a deterioration of cooling water quality. Exchanges of pipes and cleaning by chemicals were needed after the deterioration of water quality. Further optimization of detector system is being continued to increase sensitivity. (Y. Tanaka)

  10. Histologische und immunohistochemische Untersuchung am menschlichen Rhabdosphinkter

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    Holliger S

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Ziel: Es bestehen zunehmend Hinweise, daß dem Rhabdosphinkter eine zentrale Rolle im Rahmen des Kontinenzmechanismus, insbesondere nach radikaler Prostatektomie, zukommt. Gleichzeitig besteht jedoch unverändert Unklarheit über dessen genaue anatomische Ausdehnung und die Art der Muskelfasern, weshalb die vorliegende Studie, unter spezieller Berücksichtigung der Anatomie und Muskelfaserzusammensetzung, durchgeführt wurde. Material und Methode: Der Rhabdosphinkter am Autopsiepräparat von 10 Foeten (3 weiblich, 7 männlich und 5 männlichen Erwachsenen sowie 15 Prostatektomiepräparaten bei Patienten mit Prostatakarzinom wurden konventionell mittels Masson-Trichrom und Hematoxylin-Eosin sowie immunohistochemisch mittels Antikörper gegen die langsamen und schnellen quergestreiften Muskelfasern untersucht. Ergebnisse: Im menschlichen foetalen Rhabdosphinkter beträgt das Verhältnis von schnellen zu langsamen quergestreiften Muskelfasern 2 zu 1 zu Gunsten der schnellen quergestreiften Muskelfasern. Beim Erwachsenen hingegen kommt es zu einer Umkehr dieses Verhältnisses zu Gunsten der langsamen Muskelfasern in einem Verhältnis von 1 zu 4. Der männliche Rhabdosphinkter weist einen charakteristischen Hauptbestandteil im Bereich der Pars membranacea der Harnröhre mit einer dorsalen Muskellücke gegen die Denonvillier'sche Faszie hin auf. Er verdünnt sich gegen rostral und infiltriert die Prostata in 3 bis 4 klar unterscheidbaren Muskelfaserbündeln, die im Bereich des vorderen Blasenhalses enden. Diskussion: Nach der Geburt kommt es beim Menschen zur Ausbildung eines kontinenten Sphinktermechanismus unter zunehmender neuronaler Kontrolle durch das zentrale Nervensystem. Das anatomische Korrelat im unteren Harntrakt stellt die veränderte Muskelfaserzusammensetzung der quergestreiften Muskelfasern des Rhabdosphinkters dar.

  11. CASO AlbAm S.A.

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    Ricardo Goulart Serra

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Os analistas financeiros da AlbAm, uma empresa do setor de autopeças, devem avaliar duas opções de aquisições (Cardblue e Garciadores. O objetivo do caso é servir de oportunidade para os alunos vivenciarem uma decisão de investimentos por meio do lucro econômico. Uma análise superficial certamente levará a decisão equivocada. Levando-se todos os aspectos do caso em consideração, chegar-se-á a uma solução que pode surpreender alguns alunos, uma vez que a empresa melhor gerida não será a melhor oportunidade de investimento. Também se pode aproveitar o caso para discutir a superficialidade da adoção do EBITDA como métrica de gestão comparativamente a uma métrica de valor agregado (lucro econômico - a melhor solução também não é aquela que gera o maior aumento em EBITDA. O caso pode ser usado em disciplinas de finanças (finanças corporativas ou avaliação de empresas em cursos de graduação, pós-graduação ou especialização. Todas as empresas e pessoas relatadas neste caso são fictícias.

  12. Frauen am Himmel Women in the Sky

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    Gertrud Pfister

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Evelyn Zegenhagen hat ohne Zweifel das am besten recherchierte Buch über die Geschichte des Frauenfliegens und über die Rolle der Pilotinnen in der Geschichte der Luftfahrt zwischen 1918 und 1945 vorgelegt. Mit einem unglaublichen Forschungsaufwand hat sie viele Lücken in der vorliegenden Forschung zu diesem Thema geschlossen und erstmalig Biographien von Segelfliegerinnen und deren Chancen und Probleme aufgearbeitet. Damit gewährt sie Einblicke in einen Bereich der Luftfahrtgeschichte, der neue Perspektiven, nicht nur im Hinblick auf die Beteiligung von Frauen, eröffnet. Umfangreiche Quellenstudien ermöglichten es zudem, die Lebensläufe bisher weitgehend unbekannter Fliegerinnen zu rekonstruieren und bereits bekannte und gut dokumentierte Biographien um neue Facetten zu ergänzen. Zegenhagen hat den Anspruch, die Fliegerei der Frauen im zeitgenössischen Kontext zu betrachten und neben den individuellen Chancen auch die strukturellen Bedingungen zu berücksichtigen, ohne Frage eingelöst.Without a doubt, Evelyn Zegenhagen has presented the best-researched book published on the history of female flight and on the role of female pilots in aviation history between 1918 and 1945. This amazing achievement of research has closed many gaps in current research on the subject. The author has also processed, for the very first time, the biographies of female gliders and the chances and problems they encountered. She thus delivers insight into and opens up new perspectives on the subject of aviation history, not only in relation to female participation. Her comprehensive study of the sources also reconstructs the lives of unknown female pilots and adds new dimensions to those biographies that have already been well documented. Zegenhagen has definitely fulfilled her wish to view the flight of women in a contemporary context and to account for the structural conditions in conjunction with the individual possibilities for women.

  13. AM(VI) PARTITIONING STUDIES: FY14 FINAL REPORT

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    2014-10-01

    The use of higher oxidation states of americium in partitioning from the lanthanides is under continued investigation by the sigma team. This is based on the hypothesis that Am(VI) can be produced and remain stable in irradiated first cycle raffinate solution long enough to perform solvent extraction for separations. The stability of Am(VI) to autoreduction was measured using millimolar americium concentrations in a 1-cm cell with a Cary 6000 UV/Vis spectrophotometer for data acquisition. At millimolar americium concentrations, Am(VI) is stable enough against its own autoreduction for separations purposes. A second major accomplishment during FY14 was the hot test. Americium oxidation and extraction was performed using a centrifugal contactor-based test bed consisting of an extraction stage and two stripping stages. Sixty-three percent americium extraction was obtained in one extraction stage, in agreement with batch contacts. Promising electrochemical oxidation results have also been obtained, using terpyridine ligand derivatized electrodes for binding of Am(III). Approximately 50 % of the Am(III) was oxidized to Am(V) over the course of 1 hour. It is believed that this is the first demonstration of the electrolytic oxidation of americium in a non-complexing solution. Finally, an initial investigation of Am(VI) extraction using diethylhexylbutyramide (DEHBA) was performed.

  14. Chemical behaviour of Np, Pu and Am in aquatic solutions

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    The chemical behaviour of Np, Am and Pu has been studied in aquatic systems of various ionic strength and NaCl concentrations as well as in natural groundwaters. Basic chemical reactions investigated are hydrolysis reaction of Np(V), Pu(IV) and Am(III), carbonate complexation of Pu(IV) and Am(III), and redox reaction of Pu and Am induced by α-radiolysis in brine solutions. The α-induced radiolysis reactions in NaCl solutions are carefully evaluated. The generation of real-colloids of Am(III) and Pu(IV) and the generation of Am(III)-pseudo-colloids through sorption of Am3+ on groundwater-colloids have been also investigated. The natural groundwater-colloids and humic substances, being present in Gorleben groundwaters, are characterized systematically in order to facilate a better understanding of colloid generation in a given groundwater. Transuranium ions in solution have been speciated either by UV-VIS spectroscopy for relatively high concentrations or by Laser-induced photoacoustic spectroscopy (LPAS) for sub-μmol concentrations. (orig.)

  15. Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center Final Report

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    Heffington, Warren M.; Eggebrecht, James A.

    2007-02-24

    This project benefited the public by assisting manufacturing plants in the United States to save costly energy resources and become more profitable. Energy equivalent to over 75,000 barrels of oil was conserved. The Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) visited 96 manufacturing plants and spent 101 days in those plants during the contract period from August 9, 2002, through November 30, 2006. Recommended annual energy savings for manufacturers were 37,400,000 kWh (127,600 MMBtu—site basis) of electricity and 309,000 MCF (309,000 MMBtu) of natural gas. Each manufacturer subsequently was surveyed, and based on these surveys reportedly implemented 79% of the electricity savings and 36% of the natural gas savings for an overall energy savings of 48% of recommended. Almost 800 (798) projects were recommended to manufacturers, and they accomplished two-thirds of the projects. Cost savings recommended were $12.3 million and implemented savings were $5.7 million or 47%. During the contract period our average time between site visit and report submittal averaged 46 days; and decreased from 48 days in 2003 to 44 days in 2006. Serving clients well and promptly has been a priority. We visited five ESA overflow clients during FY 06. The Texas A&M University IAC pioneered the presentation of air pollution information in reports, and includes NOx and CO2 reductions due to energy savings in all reports. We also experimented with formal PowerPoint BestPractices presentations called Lunchtime/Showtime in each plant and with delivering electronic versions of the report. During the period of the contract, the director served on the Texas Industries of the Future (IOF) Refining and Chemicals Committee, which oversaw the showcases in 2003 and 2006. The assistant director was the Executive Director of the International Energy Technology Conference held annually. The director and assistant director became qualified specialists in the Process Heating Assessment Scoping

  16. Commissioning results of the Amsterdam Pulse Stretcher/Storage ring AmPS

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    AmPS has been built to enhance substantially the main specifications of the 1 % duty factor 550 MeV electron accelerator facility MEA. The maximum energy will be raised to 0.9 GeV while the duty factor increases from 1 % to approximately 100 %. To this purpose the ring AmPS was added to the facility. Simultaneously the linac was upgraded both in current and energy. Two modes of operation for the ring are implemented: a Pulse Stretcher mode with 3 turn injection creating an external beam, and a Storage Mode with multi turn injection for internal target physics. The commissioning of the ring started in April 1992. Within two months 10 % duty factor beams could be delivered for electron scattering experiments. Meanwhile the performance of the machine has been improved dramatically. The actual performance of the ring is presented and is compared with the initial design goals

  17. Effect of benthic invertebrates on the desorption of Am-241 and Cm-244 from freshwater sediments

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    Americium and curium are transuranic elements that bind strongly to particulate matter in freshwater environments. This research was conducted to determine if benthic amphipods (Hyalella sp.) or oligochaete worms (Tubifex spp.) alter sediment/water partitioning. Laboratory experiments were conducted in buffered water from Lake Washington (Seattle, WA) with radionuclide tracers added either to the water or to a selected particulate phase - quartz sand, organic detritus, or NBS (National Bureau of Standards) standard river sediment. Samples were collected during a five day exposure period and radioactivity was measured in the water, particulates and organisms. The presence of organisms increased soluble concentrations of Am and Cm. Desorption from particulate phases occurred more readily for Am than for Cm and each isotope was bound most tightly by NBS sediment and least strongly by quartz sand. (author)

  18. I Am a Scientist, Not a Philosopher!

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    Peisert, Sean; Bishop, Matt

    2007-01-01

    Computer security researchers have not generally applied the scientific method when conducting experiments, producing results, and making conclusive claims. Thus, researchers who have been claiming to be doing “science” generally are not. Therefore, we propose a new paradigm in computer security in which conclusions drawn from experiments that claim to be “science” actually rely on scientific principles and the scientific method. We have previously discussed classical methods of cond...

  19. A case of occupational internal contamination with 241Am

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    An internal contamination with 241Am was detected in a worker during a routine monitoring of workers from a company producing Am sources for smoke detectors and Am-Be neutron sources. During the 4-year period after the exposure, the number of urine and faecal samples from the worker were analysed; in vivo measurements were also performed. Specific values for absorption parameters of the human respiratory tract model and particle transport values were applied to improve the model fit to the measurement data. A good agreement of the bioassay data with the so-modified model predictions was obtained. (authors)

  20. Development of the Lund AMS system and the evaluation of a new AMS detection technique

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    This thesis is based on work at the Lund Pelletron accelerator facility in order to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the Lund Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) system. To obtain high accuracy, all measurements are performed relative to a standard of known activity. Charge state distributions have been obtained for a number of isotopes: 9Be, 12C, 13C, 16O, 19F, 27Al, 35Cl, 48Ti and 58Ni order to improve the transmission through the system and to reduce the isotopic fractionation in the measurements. For carbon, charge states distributions were obtained both under foil and gas stripping. The pressure profile of the Lund Pelletron system has been calculated, both under foil and gas stripping, to make possible to perform transmission calculations for a carbon beam. These results were used to design a new terminal stripper of the accelerator system. A new ion source has, during the last few years, been constructed providing a multiple sample wheel, enabling more accurate relative measurements and also providing more efficient measurements, due to a higher beam current. A new detection technique suitable for AMS measurements on heavier radionuclides, such as 36Cl,44Ti and 59Ni, has been evaluated and detection limits for 59Ni have been derived. 59 refs, 13 figs

  1. Development of the Lund AMS system and the evaluation of a new AMS detection technique

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    Wiebert, A.

    1995-09-01

    This thesis is based on work at the Lund Pelletron accelerator facility in order to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the Lund Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) system. To obtain high accuracy, all measurements are performed relative to a standard of known activity. Charge state distributions have been obtained for a number of isotopes: {sup 9}Be, {sup 12}C, {sup 13}C, {sup 16}O, {sup 19}F, {sup 27}Al, {sup 35}Cl, {sup 48}Ti and {sup 58}Ni order to improve the transmission through the system and to reduce the isotopic fractionation in the measurements. For carbon, charge states distributions were obtained both under foil and gas stripping. The pressure profile of the Lund Pelletron system has been calculated, both under foil and gas stripping, to make possible to perform transmission calculations for a carbon beam. These results were used to design a new terminal stripper of the accelerator system. A new ion source has, during the last few years, been constructed providing a multiple sample wheel, enabling more accurate relative measurements and also providing more efficient measurements, due to a higher beam current. A new detection technique suitable for AMS measurements on heavier radionuclides, such as {sup 36}Cl,{sup 44}Ti and {sup 59}Ni, has been evaluated and detection limits for {sup 59}Ni have been derived. 59 refs, 13 figs.

  2. Dicty_cDB: FC-AM18 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available FC (Link to library) FC-AM18 (Link to dictyBase) - G24036 DDB0216031 Contig-U15973-1 FC-AM1...8P (Link to Original site) FC-AM18F 544 FC-AM18Z 644 FC-AM18P 1188 - - Show FC-AM18 Library FC (Link... to library) Clone ID FC-AM18 (Link to dictyBase) Atlas ID - NBRP ID G24036 dictyBase ID DDB0216031 Link to ...Contig Contig-U15973-1 Original site URL http://dictycdb.biol.tsukuba.ac.jp/CSM/FC/FC-AM/FC-AM1...8Q.Seq.d/ Representative seq. ID FC-AM18P (Link to Original site) Representative DNA sequence >FC-AM18 (FC-AM1

  3. ‘China model’enriches world experience in growth

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    王伟光

    2009-01-01

    |Editorial Note| Since reform and opening up,China has embarked on a path of development featuring socialism with Chinese characteristics,scoring remarkable achievements that have drawn attention from all over the world.What has reform and opening up achieved?What are its experiences?What are the intrinsic values of socialism with Chinese characteristics?How is China’s development path viewed in the international community? This paper gives an overview of these questions,shedding light on the problems that the country faces and optimism about its future.

  4. Effect of Re Addition and Withdrawal Rate on the Solidification Behavior of Directionally Solidified Superalloy AM3

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    F.Long; Y.S.Yoo; S.M.Seo; T.Jin; Z.Q.Hu; C.Y.Jo

    2011-01-01

    The influence of Re addition and withdrawal rate on the solidification behavior of the first generation single crystal superalloy AM3 was investigated by directional solidification and quenching experiments. The primary dendrite arm spacing and eutectic volume fraction were measured from directionally solidified superalloy AM3 with different Re contents. It is found that the primary dendrite arm spacing is determined by the withdrawal rate, and Re does not influence on the value. The eutectic fraction increases with increasing Re addition. Partition coefficients of alloying elements were investigated with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) analysis. The data was submitted to a statistical treatment to establish the solidification path, and the partition coefficients were measured by fitting the curve with a modified Scheil formula. It is shown that the addition of Re results in bigger microsegregation of alloying elements in directionally solidified AM3 superalloy.

  5. The influence of environmental factors on the solubility of Pu, Am and Np in soil-water systems

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    Speciation phenomena result in differences in solubility and therefore also in differences of bioavailability. The solubilities of 241Am, 239+240Pu and 137Cs as a function of environmental conditions were observed in sediment-water and sand-water systems. Particular attention was given to the pH, Esub(H), CO2 pressure and action of microorganisms. Numerous leaching experiments were carried out. The similarity in behaviour of Am and Eu on one hand, and Cs and Pu on the other hand is remarkable. A correlation was noticed between the differences of the solubility of Am, Pu and Cs and the differences of the uptake by food crops. Differences in uptake are more pronounced than differences in solubility. (author)

  6. Accumulation of Am-241 and Cm-244 from water and sediments by Hyalella sp. and Tubifex spp

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    This paper reports on the bioaccumulation of americium and curium by freshwater invertebrates in laboratory experiments. Uptake by benthic invertebrates will affect both the biogeochemical cycling of these elements and the potential exposure of man through accumulation in aquatic food chains. Am and Cm isotopes are produced by nuclear reactions in commercial reactors and are major components of high level wastes. Both elements bind strongly to sediments which may be the principal source for uptake by benthic organisms in freshwater and marine environments. The principal objectives of this research were: (1) to determine the extent of bioaccumulation of Am and Cm for freshwater species; (2) to compare bioaccumulation from water with bioaccumulation from various types of sediment particles; and (3) to evaluate the similarities and differences in the behavior of Am and Cm

  7. Accumulation of Am-241 and Cm-244 from water and sediments by Hyalella sp. and Tubifex spp

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    Sibley, T.H.; Stohr, J.S. (Univ. of Washington, Seattle (USA))

    1990-01-01

    This paper reports on the bioaccumulation of americium and curium by freshwater invertebrates in laboratory experiments. Uptake by benthic invertebrates will affect both the biogeochemical cycling of these elements and the potential exposure of man through accumulation in aquatic food chains. Am and Cm isotopes are produced by nuclear reactions in commercial reactors and are major components of high level wastes. Both elements bind strongly to sediments which may be the principal source for uptake by benthic organisms in freshwater and marine environments. The principal objectives of this research were: (1) to determine the extent of bioaccumulation of Am and Cm for freshwater species; (2) to compare bioaccumulation from water with bioaccumulation from various types of sediment particles; and (3) to evaluate the similarities and differences in the behavior of Am and Cm.

  8. Vendor-specific certifications: lessons and experiences from two women’s training centres in the UK offering MCSE training

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    Ellen, Debbie; Herman, Clem

    2005-01-01

    This paper will provide details of a qualitative research study undertaken by The Open University in the UK as part of the European Social Funded (ESF) funded JIVE (Joint Interventions) Partners project. It reports important results relating to lessons and experiences of women who have embarked on the process of seeking the vendor-specific certification of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). The research study is significant because it represents the first known academic study of ve...

  9. Radiological risk from Am-241 in ionisation smoke chambers

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    The author discusses the risk to man from the use of ionisation smoke chamber detectors with an Am-241 radiation source. The estimated dose is compared with that due to natural radioactivity. (G.T.H.)

  10. Etudes amérindiennes : le poids des plumes

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    Jean-Marc Serme

    2002-01-01

    L’article s’attache à exposer les initiatives culturelles et les débats actuels du monde amérindiens en Amérique du Nord. Trop souvent, les Indiens d’Amérique ont été enfermés dans leur histoire tragique et montrés comme des êtres dépendants et sans défense. Pourtant, des auteurs, des activistes, des professeurs et des chercheurs en sciences sociales amérindiens se sont depuis une quarantaine d’années employés à redéfinir leurs cultures. L’article explore en profondeur deux recueils d’essais ...

  11. Amérindianités et savoirs

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    Augustin, Jean-Pierre; BÁEZ, Nayeli LIMA; BERMÚDEZ H., Luz del Rocío; Berthier-Foglar, Susanne; Bibaud, Julie; CABRANES, Amaia; Capredon, Élise; NEGROE SIERRA, Genny M.; OJEDA, Pedro MIRANDA; QUESADA-MAGAUD, Teresa; REYNA, Miriam HERNÁNDEZ; Tolazzi, Sandrine; VIGNEAULT, Louise

    2015-01-01

    Amérindianités et savoirs : le regard des sciences humaines et sociales Le croisement de perspectives sur la thématique « Amérindianités et savoirs » s’est imposé pour plusieurs raisons aux deux co-organisateurs du colloque « Amérindianités et savoirs », tenu du 19 au 21 mars 2014, à l’université de Poitiers, qui a fait suite aux deux journées d’études « Amérindianités » de 2012 : « Nations et identités », du lundi 20 février ; et « Perspectivismes », vendredi 23 mars, toujours à l’Univers...

  12. Horizontal Branch stars as AmFm/HgMn stars

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    Michaud, G

    2008-01-01

    Recent observations and models for horizontal branch stars are briefly described and compared to models for AmFm stars. The limitations of those models are emphasized by a comparison to observations and models for HgMn stars.

  13. The solvent extraction of Am(VI) using centrifugal contactors

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    An engineering-scale centrifugal contactor test bed was built at Idaho National Laboratory to perform solvent extraction testing for the partitioning of hexavalent americium. The raffinate simulant feed was spiked with 243Am and 139Ce and treated with sodium bismuthate to oxidize americium to Am(VI), filtered and contacted with 1 M DAAP/dodecane using centrifugal contactors. Extraction efficiency comparable to batch contacts was obtained, indicating for the first time that Am(VI) can be maintained under process conditions. Contrary to expectations, stripping was not as effective as expected. However, this result may actually be advantageous to process design, since a scrub step, previously thought to be impossible due to rapid Am(VI) reduction, may now be considered for future flowsheet tests. (author)

  14. Astro particle physics with AMS on the International Space Station

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    Battiston, R

    2002-12-01

    We review how AMS will study open issues on Astro Particle physics operating for three years on the International Space Station, in a complementary way to what is being done at underground and accelerators facilities.

  15. Medical grade 238Pu from 241Am: progress report

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    Shielding requirements for fabrication of americium targets were evaluated, a preliminary flowsheet for processing the irradiated Am targets was developed, and the AMRAD computer program, which models the irradiation cycle, was improved

  16. Characterisation of a protection level 241Am calibration source

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    A 241Am radioactive source and transport mechanism was installed at the National Physical Laboratory in December 1991 to be used for protection level calibration work. This report details the various measurements involved in the commissioning process. (Author)

  17. Am5-HT7: molecular and pharmacological characterization of the first serotonin receptor of the honeybee (Apis mellifera).

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    Schlenstedt, Jana; Balfanz, Sabine; Baumann, Arnd; Blenau, Wolfgang

    2006-09-01

    The biogenic amine serotonin (5-HT) plays a key role in the regulation and modulation of many physiological and behavioural processes in both vertebrates and invertebrates. These functions are mediated through the binding of serotonin to its receptors, of which 13 subtypes have been characterized in vertebrates. We have isolated a cDNA from the honeybee Apis mellifera (Am5-ht7) sharing high similarity to members of the 5-HT(7) receptor family. Expression of the Am5-HT(7) receptor in HEK293 cells results in an increase in basal cAMP levels, suggesting that Am5-HT(7) is expressed as a constitutively active receptor. Serotonin application to Am5-ht7-transfected cells elevates cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cAMP) levels in a dose-dependent manner (EC(50) = 1.1-1.8 nm). The Am5-HT(7) receptor is also activated by 5-carboxamidotryptamine, whereas methiothepin acts as an inverse agonist. Receptor expression has been investigated by RT-PCR, in situ hybridization, and western blotting experiments. Receptor mRNA is expressed in the perikarya of various brain neuropils, including intrinsic mushroom body neurons, and in peripheral organs. This study marks the first comprehensive characterization of a serotonin receptor in the honeybee and should facilitate further analysis of the role(s) of the receptor in mediating the various central and peripheral effects of 5-HT. PMID:16945110

  18. Der Autarke Hybrid am Prüfstand

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    Guttenberg, Philipp

    2007-01-01

    Bei dem Autarken Hybrid handelt es sich um ein paralleles Hybrid-Konzept für PKW mit dem Ziel, Kraftstoff einzusparen und Emissionen zu senken. Der Antriebstrang besteht aus einer Kombination von Dieselmotor, Elektromotor und einem speziellen i²-Getriebe, dass sich durch stufenlose Übersetzung und weite Getriebespreizung auszeichnet. Neben dem Testfahrzeug wurde der Antriebsstrang am Prüfstand aufgebaut. Im Rahmen der Dissertation werden zunächst Funktion und Verbrauch des Antriebsstrangs am ...

  19. Mass of decaying wino from AMS-02 2014

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    Ibe, Masahiro, E-mail: ibe@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), Theory Group, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan); Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan); Matsumoto, Shigeki [Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan); Shirai, Satoshi [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Yanagida, Tsutomu T. [Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan)

    2015-02-04

    We revisit the decaying wino dark matter scenario in the light of the updated positron fraction, electron and positron fluxes in cosmic ray recently reported by the AMS-02 collaboration. We show the AMS-02 results favor the mass of the wino dark matter at around a few TeV, which is consistent with the prediction on the wino mass in the pure gravity mediation model.

  20. A decade of AMS at University of Georgia

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    Culp, Randy, E-mail: rculp@uga.edu [Center for Applied Isotope Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States); Noakes, John; Cherkinsky, Alex; Ravi Prasad, G.V.; Dvoracek, Doug [Center for Applied Isotope Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)

    2013-01-15

    In a span of 10 years, University of Georgia's Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS) has transformed itself from principally a liquid scintillation counting (LSC) laboratory to one conducting thousands of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA) annually. After receiving the first of the NEC compact AMS units in the United States, the CAIS began to meet the demand for {sup 14}C analysis outside the normal realm of most radiocarbon dating laboratories. With industry's support, isotope research continued on an already developing natural products program to authenticate materials origin and process of formation. The CAIS's AMS allowed for the detection of synthetic materials in milligram quantities rather than gram quantities required by LSC and allowed new compound specific SIRA techniques to be directed toward compound specific {sup 14}C measurement. By 2005 the CAIS was one of only a few laboratories accredited to determine bio-base content in industrial fuels and products by both AMS and LSC following ASTM D6866-10 [1]. Since 2001, when our first sample was analyzed by AMS method, both radiocarbon and natural products sample numbers have increased steadily. The advantages of AMS analysis in overall efficiency, cost savings, accuracy, and precision, are detailed here in a review of analytical precision for radiocarbon and natural products analyzed over 10 years of AMS operation. Comparisons are made between natural products and bio-based materials analyzed by both AMS and LSC. Although high precision is not required to authenticate natural products, for the purpose of product comparison with regard to degree of naturalness accurate and precise {sup 14}C measurement is shown to be achievable by both methods.

  1. Steven Hawking to visit Texas A&M in spring

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    Xavier, D

    2002-01-01

    Stephen Hawking will visit Texas A&M University from Feb. 24 to March 21 2003 to participate in the inaugural meeting of the George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics. This institute will bring several of the world's top physicists to A&M for a month-long exploration of the latest ideas on topics ranging from superstrings to M-theory and supergravity (1/2 page).

  2. AM Envelope. The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

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    Holger Strauss

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands from those future envelopes, we have to find new solutions.New technologies offer one possible way to do so. They open new approaches in designing, producing and processing building construction and facades. Finding the one capable of having big impact is difficult – Additive Ma...

  3. Mass of decaying wino from AMS-02 2014

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    Ibe, Masahiro [Tokyo Univ. (Japan). Inst. for Cosmic Ray Research; Univ. Tokyo (Japan). Kavli Inst. for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe; Matsumoto, Shigeki; Yanagida, Tsutomu T. [Univ. Tokyo (Japan). Kavli Inst. for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe; Shirai, Satoshi [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)

    2014-09-15

    We revisit the decaying wino dark matter scenario in the light of the updated positron fraction, electron and positron fluxes in cosmic ray recently reported by the AMS-02 collaboration. We show the AMS-02 results favor the mass of the wino dark matter at around a few TeV, which is consistent with the prediction on the wino mass in the pure gravity mediation model.

  4. Measurement of 41Ca with AMS and its biomedical applications

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    41Ca (T1/2 = 1.0 x 105 a) as a tracer, confined with Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) method and its applications are reviewed. Measurement of 41Ca with HI-13 tandem AMS system at the China Institute of Atomic Energy is also introduced. The measurement of 41Ca used for studying mechanism of cancer caused by carcinogenic substances and mechanism of Ca supplement in human body diseases are being developed in collaboration with Department of Occupational Health, Beijing University

  5. AM symbiosis alters phenolic acid content in tomato roots

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    López-Ráez, Juan A.; Flors, Victor; García, Juan M.; Pozo, Maria J.

    2010-01-01

    Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi colonize the roots of most plants to establish a mutualistic symbiosis leading to important benefits for plant health. We have recently shown that AM symbiosis alters both transcriptional and hormonal profiles in tomato roots, many of these changes related to plant defense. Here, we analytically demonstrate that the levels of other important defense-related compounds as phenolic acids are also altered in the symbiosis. Both caffeic and chlorogenic acid levels...

  6. Critical Evaluation of an Intercalibration Project Focused on the Definition of New Multi-Element Soil Reference Materials (AMS-MO1 and AMS-ML1

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    Livia Vittori Antisari

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Soils are complex matrices and their geochemical investigation necessarily needs reliable Certified Reference Materials (CRMs, i.e. standards, to support analytical precision and accuracy. In particular, the definition of soil multi-element CRMs is particularly complex and involves an inter-laboratory program that employs numerous analytical techniques. In this study, we present the results of the inter-calibration experiment focused on the certification of two new soil standards named AMS-ML1 and AMS-MO1. The two soils developed on sandstone and serpentinite parent materials, respectively. The experiment involved numerous laboratories and focused on the evaluation of soil physicochemical parameters and geochemical analyses of major and trace elements by X-ray fluorescence (XRF and Inductive Coupled Plasma techniques (ICP-OES and ICP-MS. The data was statistically elaborated. Three levels of repeatability and accuracy in function of the different analytical methods and instrumentation equipment was observed. The statistical evaluation of the results obtained by ICP-OES on Aqua Regia extracts (i.e., Lilliefors test for normally, Grubbs test for outliers, Cochran test for outliers in variances and ANOVA allowed to computed some certified values for the two proposed soil standards. This preliminary study will represent the first step of a more thorough intercalibration ring-test involving a higher number of laboratories, in order to propose the investigated matrices as CRMs.

  7. Re-evaluation of neutron nuclear data for 242mAm, 243Am, 99Tc and140Ce

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    The evaluated nuclear data given in JENDL-3.2 were compared with other evaluated data sets and available experimental data, for important minor actinides of 242mAm and 243Am, and fission product nuclides of 99Tc and 140Ce. Since problems were found as a result of the comparison, the data of JENDL-3.2 were improved for these nuclides. It was found that the evaluated data of Maslov et al. were superior to the others. They were adopted for 242mAm and 243Am after further improvements. For 99Tc and 140Ce, resonance parameters and optical model parameters were improved. The cross sections of these two nuclides in the smooth part were re-calculated. The present results were given in the neutron energy range from 10-5 eV to 20 MeV in the ENDF-6 format, and adopted to JENDL-3.3. (author)

  8. I am from Delicious Lasagna: Exploring Cultural Identity with Digital Storytelling

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    Fitts, Shanan; Gross, Lisa A.

    2010-01-01

    In an effort to gain greater insights into bilingual and bicultural children's understanding of their cultural and linguistic identities, the authors embarked on a Where I'm From (WIF) multi-media poetry project. The WIF project has great potential and value for developing students' language and communication skills, and for exploring the meaning…

  9. Experience with fermentation of grass and grass silage from extensively used grassland. Feasibility study on monofermentation of grass silage from contaminated sites - biomass from grasslands of the Elbe dyke foreland; Betriebserfahrungen mit der Vergaerung von Gras und Grassilagen von extensiv genutztem Gruenland. Machbarkeitsuntersuchung zur Monovergaerung von Grassilagen schadstoffkontaminierter Standorte am Beispiel der eingesetzten Biomasse von Gruenlandflaechen aus dem Deichvorland der Elbe

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    Heuer, Hans-Juergen [Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen, Bezirksstelle Uelzen (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    This feasibility study was concluded in 2011; monofermentation of grass silage from contaminated sites of the Elbe dyke foreland was investigated. It was found that a biogas operated in monofermentation of grass silage from extensively used grasslands is technically and economically feasible in batch operation. It was also shown that the fermentation residue can be used as agricultural fertilizer, provided that it is first turned in a compost turning unit and then worked into the soil. In view of the high pollutant concentration of the soils in the Elbe dyke foreland, the results of the project give the agricultural businesses in the Elbe valley grasslands an alternative use of the land. [German] Die Machbarkeitsuntersuchung zur Monovergaerung von Grassilagen schadstoffkontaminierter Standorte am Beispiel der eingesetzten Biomasse von Gruenlandflaechen aus dem Deichvorland der Elbe wurde Anfang Mai 2011 abgeschlossen. Im Ergebnis wurde herausgearbeitet, dass sich eine Biogaslage im Monovergaerungsverfahren mit ausschliesslich nur Grassilagen von extensiv gefuehrten Gruenlandflaechen technisch und wirtschaftlich in einer Batch-Anlage betreiben laesst. Auch wurde der Nachweis gefuehrt, dass die Biomasse aus dem Deichvorland der Elbe als Gaerrest auf das Gruenland im Deichvorland unter Beruecksichtigung von naturschutzfachlichen Vorgaben und nach den Vorgaben der guten fachlichen Praxis beim Duengen zurueckgefuehrt werden kann. Vor einer Aufbringung auf dem Gruenland sollte der feste Gaerrest jedoch mit einem Kompost-Umsetzer aufbereitet werden. Nach dem Ausstreuen auf dem Gruenland ist der Gaerrest mit einer Wiesenschleppe einzureiben. Vor dem Hintergrund der hohen Schadstoffbelastung der Boeden im Deichvorland der Elbe, tragen die im Projekt erarbeiteten Ergebnisse dazu bei, den landwirtschaftlichen Betriebsleitern in der Elbtalaue eine alternative Nutzung zur bisherigen Lebensmittelproduktion unterbreiten zu koennen.

  10. LANDSAT-D data format control book. Volume 6, appendix G: GSFC HDT-AM inventory tape (GHIT-AM)

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    1981-01-01

    The data format specifications of the Goddard HDT inventory tapes (GHITS), which accompany shipments of archival digital multispectral scanner image data (HDT-AM tapes), are defined. The GHIT is a nine-track, 1600-BPI tape which conforms to the ANSI standard and serves as an inventory and description of the image data included in the shipment. The archival MSS tapes (HDT-AMs) contain radiometrically corrected but geometrically uncorrected image data plus certain ancillary data necessary to perform the geometric corrections.

  11. Dokumentation der Fachtagung "Resilienz - Was Kinder aus armen Familien stark macht" am 13. September 2005 in Frankfurt am Main

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    2006-01-01

    "Die Dokumentation ist das Ergebnis der Fachtagung 'Resilienz: Was Kinder aus armen Familien stark macht', die das ISS-Frankfurt a.M. am 13. September 2005 durchgeführt hat. Ziel der Fachtagung war es, notwendige Brücken zwischen den fachlichen Diskursen zu bauen. Es sollten Informationen zur aktuellen Kinderarmutsforschung und Resilienzforschung gegeben, Herausforderungen für das professionelle sozialpädagogische Handeln identifiziert sowie Erfahrungen praktische Handlungsansätze reflektiert...

  12. Impact of environmental factors on the migration of Pu, Am, Np and Tc in geological systems

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    The aim of this study is to provide geochemical data to be included in a model under construction to describe the migration of radionuclides through the geosphere. A large series of distribution coefficients was determined by batch and column experiments. The radionuclides were: Americium-241, Plutonium-238, 239 and 240, Neptunium-237 and Technetium-99. Geological materials were glauconite containing sand and materials from near Gorleben (Federal Republic of Germany). THe main variables of which the impact was studied were: pH, redox potential (Eh), salt concentration and contact time. Also the influence of textural composition, CEC, organic matter content and ionic composition of the associated ground waters on the sorption of the radionuclides was studied. From the data of the batch, column and microcosm studies it can be concluded that the migration of Pu, Am, Np and Tc will be strongly delayed due to adsorption of these nuclides on geological material. In anaerobic systems at low pH values Pu and Am will migrate faster than Np. For aerobic conditions, but also for anaerobic conditions at high pH, Np will migrate faster than Pu and Am. Tc may migrate in aerobic systems; it will become less mobile if reduction occurs. As far as modelling is concerned, without a rather detailed knowledge of the local redox potential and pH, a fair estimate of the migration is not possible

  13. Operation of the "Small" BioAMS spectrometers at CAMS: Past and future prospects

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    Ognibene, T. J.; Haack, K. W.; Bench, G.; Brown, T. A.; Turteltaub, K. W.

    2015-10-01

    A summary of results from the solid samples run on our compact 1 MV AMS system over its 13.5 years of operation is presented. On average 7065 samples per year were measured with that average dropping to 3278 samples per year following the deployment of our liquid sample capability. Although the dynamic range of our spectrometer is 4.5 orders in magnitude, most of the measured graphitic samples had 14C/C concentrations between 0.1 and 1 modern. The measurements of our ANU sucrose standard followed a Gaussian distribution with an average of 1.5082 ± 0.0134 modern. The LLNL biomedical AMS program supported many different types of experiments, however, the large majority of samples measured were derived from animal model systems. We have transitioned all of our biomedical AMS measurements to the recently installed 250 kV SSAMS instrument with good agreement compared in measured 14C/C isotopic ratios between sample splits. Finally, we present results from replacement of argon stripping gas with helium in the SSAMS with a 22% improvement in ion transmission through the accelerator and high-energy analyzing magnet.

  14. L'esperimento AMS parte per la prima tappa della missione spaziale, Ginevra, 12 febbraio 2010

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    Geneva, 12 February 2010. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) left CERN1 this morning on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). A special convoy carrying the experiment is due to arrive at the European Space Agency's research and technology centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands in six days time. Once there, the detector will undergo testing of its ability to survive a shuttle lift-off and to operate in space. Twenty members of the AMS collaboration will accompany the detector on its journey. Construction of the AMS detector components was carried out by an international team with significant contributions from CERN Member States France, Germany, Italy, Portugal Spain and Switzerland, as well as China, China (Taipei) and the USA. Assembly was carried out at CERN with help from the Laboratory’s engineering services. From 4 February until Tuesday morning, the detector was put through its paces using a test beam from the Super Proton Synchrotron accelerator. This was t...

  15. A simulation study of linear RF ion guides for AMS

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    Zhao, X.-L., E-mail: xiaolei.zhao@uottawa.ca [Department of Physics and A. E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory, University of Ottawa, 25 Templeton St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 (Canada); Litherland, A.E. [Department of Physics and IsoTrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, 60 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 1A7 (Canada)

    2015-02-01

    The use of radiofrequency multipoles and particularly the radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) controlled gas cell to facilitate on-line isobar separations for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) is being explored experimentally and theoretically in a preliminary way at present. These new methods have the potential to extend greatly the analytical scope of AMS. However, there are many technical challenges to adapt an RF gas cell isobar separating device and still maintain stable and high transmission for routine AMS using the high current Cs{sup +} sputter ion sources developed for nuclear physics and adapted to the detection of rare radioactive isotopes for AMS. An overview of linear RF ion guide properties is therefore needed to assist in the conceptualization of their efficient additions into AMS. In this work the intrinsic properties of linear RF ion guides, which are relevant to the generation of the RF induced ion energy distributions and for the evaluation of the ion transmissions in vacuum, are systematically studied using SIMION 8.1. These properties are compared among radiofrequency quadrupole, hexapole and octupole ion guides, so that their usefulness for AMS applications can be evaluated and compared. By simulation it is found that to prepare a typical RF captured AMS ion beam to within a safe range of ion energies prior to the onset of gas interactions, a higher multipole is more suitable for the first RF field receptor, while a quadrupole operated with q{sub 2} ∼ 0.5 is more suited as the final ion guide for concentrating the energy-cooled ions near axis.

  16. AMS National Reachback Capability - New Tools for Helping Emergency Responders

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    The Remote Sensing Laboratory's (RSL) Aerial Measuring System (AMS) is one of the emergency response assets belonging to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The AMS is used to detect, measure, and track radioactive material before and during emergencies to locate sources or determine contamination levels. Since September 11, 2001, increasing numbers of local, state, and federal entities have developed aerial radiation detection capabilities. NNSA has recognized a need by these entities for an AMS Reachback Center that would provide training and assistance on all aspects of AMS. The Center will assist local, state, and federal agencies in establishing the skills, resources, and training needed for a successful AMS regional operation. Beginning in January 2008, and continuing through April 2008, a pilot program was created in collaboration between NNSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The purpose of this collaboration was to provide aerial radiological surveillance and equipment technique training to local law enforcement offices in four major U.S. cities: Chicago, Washington DC, New York, and Los Angeles. The Mobile Aerial Radiological Surveillance (MARS) training curriculum was jointly developed by NNSA and DNDO headquarters and NNSA support teams. A total of 44 students participated in the training events held during this period. The positive reaction to this program has led to the establishment of the RSL as the headquarters for the National Aerial Measuring System Reachback (NAMSR) Center. The NAMSR Center will provide an AMS Home Team stand-by duty team for local, state, and federal agencies to discuss, plan, and analyze available data for aerial responses. An additional role of the Center will be to serve as the source of subject matter experts (SME) for the training of newly established aerial radiological monitoring assets. The purpose of this paper is to

  17. Production of monodisperse respirable aerosols of 241AmO2 and evaluation of in vitro dissolution

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    A method is described for production of monodisperse (sigma//sub g/ less than 1.2) particles of 241AmO2 for use in inhalation experiments with dogs and rodents. The effects of physical and chemical factors on the production of polydisperse aerosols of 241AmO2 were studied and evaluated. The best aerosol was achieved when a suspension of americium hydroxide with 2.5 mg Am/ml at pH = 7.3 was aerosolized and passed through two heating columns in succession, the first at 3000C and the second at 10500C. The particles were roughly spherical and had densities near 8 gm/cm3; the aerosol AMAD and sigma/sub g/ were about 1.5 μm and 1.7, respectively. Monodisperse particles were separated and collected with the Lovelace Aerosol Particle Separator (LAPS) and subsequently suspended in deionized water with pH adjusted to 10.2 with NH3 for nebulization to produce monodisperse aerosols for inhalation exposures. Particles collected on filters during inhalation experiments were used for evaluation of in vitro dissolution rates with two systems and various forms of a lung fluid simulant. The important role of phosphate ions in such dissolution systems was demonstrated, suggesting the potential for the equally important role of free phosphate in retarding dissolution of AmO2 particles in the lung. (U.S.)

  18. The influence of microbial activities on the radionuclide migration of technetium and selenium. Comparison of sterilisation techniques for sediments and microbial survey of sorption experiments. Final report; Untersuchung zur Methodik von Sterilisationsverfahren sowie mikrobielle Ueberwachung von Sorptionsexperimenten. Sorptionsexperimente zur Beeinflussung der Radionuklidmigration durch mikrobielle Aktivitaeten am Beispiel des Technetiums und Selen. Abschlussbericht

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    Stroetmann, I. [Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany). Fachgebiet Hygiene; Kaempfer, P. [Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany). Fachgebiet Hygiene; Schuele, J. [Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany). Fachrichtung Rohstoff- und Umweltgeologie; Sokotnejad, R. [Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany). Fachrichtung Rohstoff- und Umweltgeologie; Merz, C. [Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany). Fachrichtung Rohstoff- und Umweltgeologie; Winkler, A. [Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany). Fachrichtung Rohstoff- und Umweltgeologie

    1993-12-31

    The knowledge about the influence of microbial activities on the radionuclide migration is not very extended up to now. The sorption behaviour of the redox sensitive radionuclides {sup 95m}Tc and {sup 75}Se was investigated under consideration of microbial metabolism and the development of bacterial populations in loose sediments. Recirculation column experiments (aerobe) were carried out as well as batch experiments (aerobe and anaerobe). Sterile experiments were compared with non sterile experiments. The investigation of sterilising methods with low impact on the physico chemical properties of sediments proved gamma irradiation to be the best choice. The addition of nutrients in batch experiments showed an immobilisation of Tc and Se combined with a decreasing redox value (Eh). Non sterile recirculation experiments showed a reproducible fixation of Tc and Se without any observed decrease of the redox value. The immobilisation occurred without any measurable alteration of the marco environment. These results are not understandable taking thermodynamic data into consideration. There was no fixation of Tc and Se within 95 days in sterile column experiments. The addition of micro-organisms isolated from the non sterile columns led to a decreasing redox values. The addition of biocide (5000 ppm NaN{sub 3}) to the non sterile columns resulted in a remobilisation of Tc but not of Se. To a great extend the micro-orgnisms identified within the non sterile columns were allochthonous. The immobilisation of Tc by living cells is much bigger than by autoclaved (dead) cells. A microbial population in the cap rock aquifers is highly probables as well as in the disposal site (after the excavation and filling period). The assessment of the cap rock aquifer`s retardation capacity for the radionuclide migration may be overestimated not knowing the impact of the autochthonous microflora on those radionuclides interacting with micro-orgnisms. (orig.)

  19. Confidence intervals: am I unconsciously Bayesian?

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    Andrea Onofri

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available To most biologists, the exact meaning of confidence intervals is very difficult to grasp, though such intervals are shown in many of our papers as measures of data variability. One of the reasons lies in the fact that the traditional way of teaching confidence intervals suggests much more than they actually deliver. Therefore, working with biologists, statistics teachers need a convincing way of introducing this topic and, to my experience, Monte Carlo simulation offers some opportunities. However, understanding the crude meaning of frequentist confidence intervals may be disappointing for biologists, who might be seduced by the intuitive appeal of Bayesian credible intervals.

  20. De la América española a la América americana. Actas del Simposio América V Centenario 1492-1992 (Reseña)

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    Martínez-Ferrer, L. (Luis)

    1994-01-01

    Resumen del libro de Francisco Víctor SÁNCHEZ GIL - Francisco MARTÍNEZ FRESNEDA (eds.), De la América española a la América americana. Actas del Simposio América V Centenario 1492-1992, Instituto Teológico de Murcia OFM («Mayor», 4), Murcia 1991, 196 pp.

  1. Intervenciones para la prevención del VIH e ITS en América Latina y Caribe: una revisión de la experiencia regional Interventions for HIV/STD prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: a review of the regional experience

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    Carlos F. Cáceres

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available La epidemia de VIH/SIDA ha cumplido dos décadas en América Latina y Caribe, siendo este último la segunda región más afectada en el mundo. En UNGASS (2001 los gobiernos renovaron su compromiso de enfrentar la epidemia con medidas de prevención y atención adecuadas. En esta revisión, partimos caracterizando la epidemia en la región como concentrada en grupos vulnerables (excepto algunas áreas de generalización. A continuación, reseñamos la experiencia en prevención en cada grupo objetivo, y contrastamos esta experiencia con el perfil epidemiológico para concluir que no se evidenció un abordaje oportuno y suficiente de la epidemia en grupos vulnerables, los cuales están vinculados a otros grupos. También señalamos condiciones que harían posible un mayor impacto de las acciones preventivas, y analizamos formas en que las actividades de prevención pueden integrarse mejor a las de reducción del impacto. Finalmente, analizamos la información disponible sobre gastos en prevención.The HIV/AIDS epidemic has completed its second decade in Latin America and the Caribbean, the latter being the second most heavily affected region in the world. In UNGASS (2001, governments renewed their commitment to confront the epidemic with adequate prevention and care. This review begins by characterizing the regional epidemic as concentrated on vulnerable groups (except for certain areas of generalization. Subsequently, we summarize the prevention work with each target group and contrast it with the epidemiological profile, concluding that the epidemic was not addressed in either timely or sufficient fashion in vulnerable groups, all of which are linked to other population groups. We also point out conditions that could foster greater impact by prevention strategies and analyze ways by which prevention activities could be better integrated with impact/reduction measures. Finally, we analyze the available information on expenditures in prevention.

  2. Explaining muon magnetic moment and AMS-02 positron excess in a gauged horizontal symmetric model

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    Tomar, Gaurav

    2015-01-01

    We extended the standard model with a fourth generation of fermions to explain the discrepancy in the muon magnetic moment and to describe the positron excess observed by AMS-02 experiment. We introduce a gauged $SU(2)_{HV}$ horizontal symmetry between the muon and the 4th generation lepton families and identified the 4th generation right-handed neutrino as the dark matter with mass $\\sim 700$ GeV. The dark matter annihilates through $SU(2)_{HV}$ gauge boson into final states $(\\mu^+ \\mu^-)$ and $(\

  3. The investigation of Am-Be neutron source shield effect used on landmine detection

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    Rezaei Ochbelagh, D. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Mohagheg Ardebily, P.O. Box 179, Ardebil (Iran, Islamic Republic of)]. E-mail: ddrezaey@yahoo.com; Miri Hakimabad, H. [Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Najafabadi, R. Izadi [Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2007-07-11

    In this work, experiments were carried out to investigate the possible use of neutron backscattering for the detection of sample buried in the soil. A series of Monte Carlo simulations were performed to study the complexity of the neutron backscattering process and to optimize the source shield thickness. The results of these simulations indicate that neutron source shield plays an important role for the detection of nonmetallic landmines. This paper experimentally demonstrates, by using suitable shield around Am-Be neutron source, the increase of signal-to-noise ratio up to 130%.

  4. 241Am INGROWTH AND ITS EFFECT ON INTERNAL DOSE.

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    Konzen, Kevin

    2016-07-01

    Generally, plutonium has been manufactured to support commercial and military applications involving heat sources, weapons, and reactor fuel. This work focuses on three typical plutonium mixtures while observing the potential of Am ingrowth and its effect on internal dose. The term "ingrowth" is used to describe Am production due solely to the decay of Pu as part of a plutonium mixture, where it is initially absent or present in a smaller quantity. Dose calculation models do not account for Am ingrowth unless the Pu quantity is specified. This work suggested that Am ingrowth be considered in bioassay analysis when there is a potential of a 10% increase to the individual's committed effective dose. It was determined that plutonium fuel mixtures, initially absent of Am, would likely exceed 10% for typical reactor grade fuel aged less than 30 y; however, heat source grade and aged weapons grade fuel would normally fall below this threshold. Although this work addresses typical plutonium mixtures following separation, it may be extended to irradiated commercial uranium fuel and is expected to be a concern in the recycling of spent fuel. PMID:27218291

  5. 36Cl-AMS measurements with 3-MV tandem accelerator

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    36C- is one of the most interesting nuclides in accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) measurements. The application of 36Cl has been widely applied in various fields. All most all of 36Cl AMS measurements at natural isotopic concentrations have yet been performed at tandem accelerator with 5 MV or higher terminal voltage. The measure improvement of 36Cl and other medium heavy isotopes performed at 3 MV in AMS facilities is one of the hottest topics in AMS measurements. In order to increase the suppression factor of 36S, the energy loss straggling and angular straggling of 36Cl and 36S ions in various counter gases (P10, isobutane and propane) were investigated. Some groundwater samples were measured with energy of 32 MeV, and the results were in good agreement with the result obtained with ion energy of 72 MeV. The results indicate that the approximate detection limit of 36Cl in 3 MV AMS facility is 36Cl/Cl=1 × 10-14, and the uncertainty is 30% when the sample with isotopic ration 36Cl/Cl≈10-13. (authors)

  6. Thermoresponsive behaviour of AM sub 2 O sub 8 materials

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    Allen, S

    2003-01-01

    This thesis investigates the synthesis and structural characterisation of AM sub 2 O sub 8 phases, many of which show negative thermal expansion (NTE); relevant literature is reviewed in Chapter One. Chapter Two describes the synthesis, structure solution, and mechanistic role of a new family of low-temperature (LT) orthorhombic AM sub 2 O sub 8 polymorphs (A sup I sup V = Zr, Hf; M sup V sup I = Mo, W). These materials are key intermediates in the preparation of cubic AM sub 2 O sub 8 phases from AM sub 2 O sub 7 (OH) sub 2 (H sub 2 O) sub 2. The structure of LT-AM sub 2 O sub 8 has been elucidated by combined laboratory X-ray and neutron powder diffraction. Variable temperature X-ray diffraction (VTXRD) studies have shown LT-AMo sub 2 O sub 8 phases exhibit anisotropic NTE. LT-ZrMo sub 2 O sub 8 has been shown to undergo spontaneous rehydration, allowing preparation of ZrMo sub 2 O sub 7 (OD) sub 2 (D sub 2 O) sub 2 and assignment of D sub 2 O/OD positions within the structure by neutron diffraction. Using ...

  7. MICADAS C-14 AMS applications in environmental research in Hungary

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    Radiocarbon (C-14) analyses are applied in environmental protection, archaeology, geology, hydrology, climatology and other scientific branches in Hungary since the 1980’s. In 2011 a more modern AMS technology took over our old C-14 radiometric (GPC) method, which is based on isotope separation by accelerator mass spectrometry. AMS method requires much less sample quantity (0.1-100 mg) than the older GPS technique and gives ten times higher throughput. For our laboratory a MICADAS type AMS system was developed by ETHZ (Zürich, Switzerland) in connection with environmental research, equipped with a gas inlet system to transfer CO2 gas sample into the AMS ion source. Final acceptance of the EnvironMICADAS was completed at Debrecen, Hungary the autumn of 2011. In the first three year of operation more than 8000 targets were analyzed in the new AMS lab of Hungary. Analytical performance, novel technical developments, interesting samples and results will be presented in this talk. (author)

  8. Further study on highly sensitive AMS measurement of 53Mn

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    Kejun, Dong; Hao, Hu; Xianggao, Wang; Chaoli, Li; Ming, He; Zhenyu, Li; Shaoyong, Wu; Jiancheng, Liu; Guowen, Zheng; Heng, Li; Zhigang, Chen; Guangshan, Liu; Jian, Yuan; Shan, Jiang

    2012-08-01

    The AMS facility at China Institute of Atomic Energy has been equipped with a ΔE-Q3D detection system for the measurements of 53Mn. While the sample material of MnO2 and the extraction ions of MnO- were used previously in AMS measurement of 53Mn with fairly good results, a method has recently been developed with the extraction of MnF- from ion source using MnF2 and MnO2 + PbF2 as sample materials. As a result, a sensitivity of 10-14 (53Mn/Mn) has been achieved. Compared with the original MnO-/MnO2 approach, the method of MnF- extraction, combined with ΔE-Q3D detection technique, demonstrated an improved sensitivity for AMS measurement of 53Mn.

  9. La crisis internacional y América Latina

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    Vittorio Corbo; Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel

    2013-01-01

    América Latina ha sido gravemente afectada por la crisis y la recesión internacional desde finales de 2008. En comparación con crisis anteriores, ¿cómo ha enfrentado América Latina esta crisis global?, ¿cuál ha sido el papel de los diferentes mecanismos de transmisión?, y ¿cómo las condiciones estructurales de la región han afectado su vulnerabilidad a choques externos? En este artículo se abordan estos temas evaluando el crecimiento en siete de las economías más importantes de América Latina...

  10. AMS and controversies in history: The Spanish conquest of Peru

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    The quest for understanding the past often contains a subjective component. Legends, myths, traditions and personal beliefs can unconsciously influence the interpretation of the scientific outcomes or, in the worst instances, even lead to forgery. Fortunately, an increasing number of scientific tools are available nowadays and can be combined to discredit such detriments and offer more reliable foundations for an objective analysis. Radiocarbon dating by AMS is a relatively non-invasive method and is particularly useful when valuable historical artefacts are involved. In this paper, we will present controversial cases where AMS is playing an important role in understanding the past. In particular, we will discuss the use of AMS to authenticate historical documents revealing a new version of the conquest of Peru by Pizarro in the early 1530s

  11. Fundamental parameters of 8 Am stars: comparing observations with theory

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    Catanzaro, G

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we present a detailed analysis of a sample of eight Am stars, four of them are in the {\\it Kepler} field of view. We derive fundamental parameters for all observed stars, effective temperature, gravity, rotational and radial velocities, and chemical abundances by spectral synthesis method. Further, to place these stars in the HR diagram, we computed their luminosity. Two objects among our sample, namely HD\\,114839 and HD\\,179458 do not present the typical characteristic of Am stars, while for the others six we confirm their nature. The behavior of lithium abundance as a function of the temperature with respect the normal A-type stars has been also investigated, we do not find any difference between metallic and normal A stars. All the pulsating Am stars present in our sample (five out of eight) lies in the $\\delta$~Sct instability strip, close to the red edge.

  12. Digital driver for 2-inch LTPS AM-OLED displays

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    YIN Sheng; CHENG Shuai; SHEN Liang; ZOU Xue-cheng

    2006-01-01

    For LTPS AM-OLED displays,the spatial variation in the electrical characteristics of polysilicon TFTs will cause non-uniform pixel brightness and poor grayscale accuracy.The technological solution for this problem will open up the larger size application of LTPS AM-OLED displays.In this paper,a digital driver employing a FPGA device is designed to serve 2-inch color LTPS AM-OLED displays with 128×(160×3) resolution.A digital method of simultaneous address-display (SAD) and the digital visual interface (DVI) are introduced in the driving scheme.100% display per.ratio can be obtained.Moving image with 16 grayscales is realized and has good image uniformity.

  13. La Fondation nationale cubano‑américaine.

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    Émilie Descout

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Après avoir écrit un mémoire de maîtrise sur la Fondation Nationale Cubano-Américaine et un mémoire de DEA sur les relations entre le gouvernement américain, l’exil cubain et la dissidence interne cubaine, Émilie Descout prépare actuellement, sous la direction de Mme Divina Frau-Meigs, une thèse sur les groupes de l’exil cubain à Miami. En 2002-2003, elle a été lauréate d’une bourse Fulbright qui lui a permis de conduire des recherches au Centre d’Etudes latino-américaines de l’Université de Miami. Ce texte est un extrait remanié de son mémoire de DEA.

  14. Biological sample preparation and 41Ca AMS measurement at LLNL

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    Calcium metabolism in biology may be better understood by the use of 41Ca tracer, although requiring detection by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). Methodologies for preparation of urine samples and subsequent AMS measurement were investigated. Novel attempts at preparing CaH2 were unsuccessful, but CaF2 of sufficient purity could be produced by precipitation of calcium from urine as oxalate, followed by separation of calcium by cation exchange chromatography and washing the CaF2 precipitate. The presence of some remaining impurities could be compensated for by selecting the appropriate accelerated ion charge state for AMS. The use of projectile X-rays for isobar discrimination was explored as an alternative to the co nventional dE/dx detector. (orig.)

  15. Comparison of two leg phantoms containing (241)Am in bone.

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    Kramer, Gary H; Hauck, Barry; Capello, Kevin; Rühm, Werner; El-Faramawy, Nabil; Broggio, David; Franck, Didier; Lopez, Maria Antonia; Navarro, Teresa; Navarro, Juan Francisco; Perez, Begoña; Tolmachev, Sergei

    2011-09-01

    Three facilities (CIEMAT, HMGU and HML) have used their in vivo counters to compare two leg phantoms. One was commercially produced with (241)Am activity artificially added to the bone inserts. The other, the United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries' (USTUR) leg phantom, was manufactured from (241)Am-contaminated bones resulting from an intake. The comparison of the two types of leg phantoms showed that the two phantoms are not similar in their activity distributions. An error in a bone activity estimate could be quite large if the commercial leg phantom is used to estimate what is contained in the USTUR leg phantom and, consequently, a real person. As the latter phantom was created as a result of a real contamination, it is deemed to be the more representative of what would actually happen if a person were internally contaminated with (241)Am. PMID:21799341

  16. Guerres et alliances en Amérique du Sud

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    Demelas, Marie-Danielle

    2014-01-01

    L’Amérique latine offre peu d’exemple de coalitions. La formation complexe et disparate des États indépendants et la faiblesse d’armées qui furent longues à se professionnaliser expliquent que la collusion de quelques États, à visée défensive, plus rarement offensive, ne fut pas aussi répandue en Amérique latine qu’elle l’a été dans d’autres partie du monde. Trois régions ont noué des ententes qui ont abouti à des affrontements sur le champ de bataille : l’Amérique centrale, les Andes, le Río...

  17. Motivation for New Measurements on 241, 242, 243Am Isotopes

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    The initial objective of this work was an updated review on the Am isotopes data since the next official release (3.1) of the JEFF3 evaluated data file is foreseen around June 2005. Alternatively, this work searches for the possible reasons of the observed discrepancies between differential and integral measurement results. In particular, strong differences are encountered on σγth values and epithermal branching ratio values for the 241Am. Although the JEF2.2 validation is used as guide in parallel with a systematic study of all differential and integral results available, the need for new measurements clearly shows up. This paper finally draws up a list of desired and feasible new differential and integral measurements on the Am isotopes

  18. AMS and controversies in history The Spanish conquest of Peru

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    Zoppi, U; Jacobsen, G; Laurencich-Minelli, L; Lawson, E M; Sarkisian, G; Tuniz, C

    2000-01-01

    The quest for understanding the past often contains a subjective component. Legends, myths, traditions and personal beliefs can unconsciously influence the interpretation of the scientific outcomes or, in the worst instances, even lead to forgery. Fortunately, an increasing number of scientific tools are available nowadays and can be combined to discredit such detriments and offer more reliable foundations for an objective analysis. Radiocarbon dating by AMS is a relatively non-invasive method and is particularly useful when valuable historical artefacts are involved. In this paper, we will present controversial cases where AMS is playing an important role in understanding the past. In particular, we will discuss the use of AMS to authenticate historical documents revealing a new version of the conquest of Peru by Pizarro in the early 1530s.

  19. Method comparison for 241Am emergency urine bioassay.

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    Li, Chunsheng; Sadi, Baki; Benkhedda, Karima; St-Amant, Nadereh; Moodie, Gerry; Ko, Raymond; Dinardo, Anthony; Kramer, Gary

    2010-10-01

    241Am is one of the high-risk radionuclides that might be used in a terrorist attack. 241Am in urine bioassay can identify the contaminated individuals who need immediate medical intervention and decontamination. This paper compares three methods for the measurement of 241Am in urine, namely liquid scintillation counting (LSC), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and gamma spectrometry (GS), at two levels, 20 and 2 Bq l(-1). All three methods satisfied the ANSI N13.30 radio-bioassay criteria for accuracy and repeatability. ICP-MS offered the best sensitivity and fastest sample turnaround; however, the ICP-MS system used in this work may not be available in many bioassay laboratories. LSC and GS are more commonly available instruments. GS requires minimal or no sample preparation, which makes it a good candidate method. Moreover, the sample throughput can be significantly improved if the GS and LSC methods are automated. PMID:20573683

  20. Expectations for the Laguna foil implosion experiments

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    Building on the results achieved in the Pioneer shot series, the Los Alamos Trailmaster project is embarking on the Laguna foil implosion experiments. In this series a Mark-IX helical generator will be coupled to an explosively formed fuse opening switch, a surface-tracking closing switch, and a vacuum power flow and load chamber. In this paper the system design will be discussed and results from zero-, one-, and two-dimensional MHD simulations will be presented. It is anticipated that the generator will provide more than 10 MA of which ∼5.5 MA will be switched to the 5-cm-radius, 2-cm-high, 250-nm-thick aluminum foil load. This should give rise to a 1 μs implosion with more than 100 kJ of kinetic energy

  1. El Cultivo del Tabaco en América Latina

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    Tovar, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo evalúa la importancia que tiene el cultivo del tabaco en América Latina. Con este fin se analizan las principales variables del sector como son la cantidad y el valor de la producción, el número de hectáreas cultivadas y el rendimiento de los cultivos. También se estudia el valor del sector como fuerza exportadora. Se construye además, a partir de diferentes fuentes, un comparativo del empleo directo que genera el cultivo del tabaco en los países tabacaleros de América Latina. Lo...

  2. AMS of heavy radionuclides at ANTARES: status and plans

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    Smith, A.M.; Fink, D.; Hotchkis, M.A.C.; Lawson, E.M.; Tuniz, C. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia)

    1996-12-31

    Long-lived radioisotopes are produced in the environment by cosmic ray interactions, natural radioactivity and through the use of nuclear technologies. Detection of trace amounts of anthropogenic isotopes by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is a means of monitoring the safe operation of nuclear facilities and the presence of nuclear activities, however for heavy isotopes such measurements are difficult. This paper discusses the approach taken at ANTARES in developing AMS measurement capability for the actinides and summarises the current status of the project. 6 refs., 1 fig.

  3. Charge determination of nuclei with the AMS-02 silicon tracker

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    Alpat, B; Azzarello, P; Battiston, R; Bene, P; Bertucci, B; Bizzaglia, S; Bizzarri, M; Blasko, S; Bourquin, M; Bouvier, P; Burger, W J; Capell, M; Cecchi, C; Chang, Y H; Cortina, E; Dinu, N; Esposito, G; Fiandrini, E; Haas, D; Hakobyan, H; Ionica, M; Ionica, R; Kounine, A; Koutsenko, V F; Lebedev, A; Lechanoine-Leluc, C; Lin, C H; Masciocchi, F; Menichelli, M; Natale, S; Paniccia, M; Papi, A; Pauluzzi, M; Perrin, E; Pohl, M; Rapin, D; Richeux, J P; Wallraff, W; Willenbrock, M; Zuccon, P

    2005-01-01

    The silicon tracker of the AMS-02 detector measures the trajectory in three dimensions of electrons, protons and nuclei to high precision in a dipole magnetic field and thus measures their rigidity (momentum over charge) and the sign of their charge. In addition, it measures the specific energy loss of charged particles to determine the charge magnitude. Ladders from the AMS-02 tracker have been exposed to ion beams at CERN and GSI to study their response to nuclei from helium up to the iron group. The longest ladder, 72 multiplied by 496mm2, verified in the tests contains 12 sensors. Good charge resolution is observed up to iron.

  4. The potential of He stripping in heavy ion AMS

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    Vockenhuber, C.; Alfimov, V.; Christl, M.; Lachner, J.; Schulze-König, T.; Suter, M.; Synal, H.-A.

    2013-01-01

    The use of helium as a stripper gas for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements of heavy ions is presented. At ion stripping energies of about 500 keV and below we observe a significant increase of the mean charge state when using helium instead of other gases. Moreover, scattering losses are reduced with helium because of its lower mass compared to other commonly used stripper gases. Thus, highly efficient AMS measurements for 41Ca, 129I and 236U with transmissions through the accelerator in the range of 40-50% are now possible.

  5. The potential of He stripping in heavy ion AMS

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    The use of helium as a stripper gas for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements of heavy ions is presented. At ion stripping energies of about 500 keV and below we observe a significant increase of the mean charge state when using helium instead of other gases. Moreover, scattering losses are reduced with helium because of its lower mass compared to other commonly used stripper gases. Thus, highly efficient AMS measurements for 41Ca, 129I and 236U with transmissions through the accelerator in the range of 40–50% are now possible.

  6. Albedo particle rejection with the RICH study prototype of AMS

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    Thuillier, T; Buénerd, M; Gallin-Martel, L; Ohlsson-Malek, F

    2001-01-01

    An experimental test has been performed on the Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) study prototype of AMS, with cosmic ray particles on the ground, to evaluate the counter performance for Albedo particle rejection. The test was made with two radiators : Sodium Fluoride crystal (NaF, n approx 1.33) and Silica Aerogel (n=1.035). The experimental results are shown and can be consistently accounted for on the basis of random events generated from PMT background counting by means of a simple model, used to estimate the Albedo rejection performance of the future AMS RICH.

  7. A new 14C AMS facility at IUAC, New Delhi

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    A new state of art Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) facility for 14C has been developed at IUAC. This facility is based on the 0.5 MV Pelletron accelerator and an Automated Graphitization Equipment (AGE). In addition to the 14C measurements, this system has the capability to perform 10Be and 26AI measurements also. The system is called XCAMS i.e., Compact, Accelerator Mass Spectrometer eXtended for 10Be and 26AI. A detailed description of the newly developed AMS facility and the recent measurements will be discussed

  8. AMS Climate Studies: Improving climate literacy through undergraduate education

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    Brey, J. A.; Geer, I. W.; Moran, J. M.; Weinbeck, R. S.; Mills, E. W.; Blair, B. A.; Hopkins, E. J.; Kiley, T. P., Jr.; Ruwe, E. E.

    2009-12-01

    In working to promote scientific literacy among the public, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has produced a suite of introductory college-level courses that engage students by investigating relevant topics in Earth science, and utilizing the most current, real-world environmental data. The newest of these courses, AMS Climate Studies, is a turnkey package which will be licensed by individual colleges for local offering in online, blended, or traditional lecture/lab settings. The course will place students in a dynamic learning environment where they will investigate Earth’s climate system using real-world data. This will allow the course to keep a strong focus on the science, while still addressing many of the societal impacts that draw the attention of today’s students. In this way, the course will serve as a great primer in preparing students to become responsible, scientifically-literate participants in discussions of climate science and climate change. Developed with major support from NASA, AMS Climate Studies will encourage students to investigate the atmosphere and world ocean as components of a larger Earth system. More than 500 colleges and universities throughout the United States have already offered AMS Weather Studies and AMS Ocean Studies, after which AMS Climate Studies will be modeled. The learning system will consist of a fully-integrated set of printed and online learning materials focused around a brand new, hardcover 15-chapter textbook, Climate Studies: Introduction to Climate Science and an Investigations Manual with 30 lab-style activities that will emphasize the use of authentic science data. The package will also include a course website providing weekly Current Climate Studies activities along with access to environmental data streams, including an impressive suite of NASA and NOAA images and products. The development and testing of AMS Climate Studies is currently nearing completion. A number of college and university

  9. Analysis of Movie I am not Stupid 2: Parenting Style

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    2015-01-01

    This paper, through Singaporean movie I am not Stupid 2, analyzes the relation between parenting and childrens growth process and also the action of parents should do to offer children for having a good growth process. Research was done based on Baumrind theory about parenting analysis to what kind of parenting that the parents of the movie I am not Stupid 2 offer to their children. Research used literature study to summarize, arrange, and analyze of Diana Baumrind as basis of the research. T...

  10. Investigar desde América Latina y sobre América Latina, lo que nombra el nombre

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    Gloria Clemencia Valencia González

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La georreferencia denominada América Latina, su historia y los desafíos derivados de su configuración y re-configuración, de su encubrimiento, más que descubrimiento (Dussel, 1994, plantea desafíos para las ciencias sociales y para los científicos sociales tanto en lo teórico como en lo metodológico, a partir de cuestionar la territorialización de los resultados y de los trayectos seguidos en el trabajo con el conocimiento, sea que se investigue desde América Latina o sobre América Latina.

  11. Measurement of standard potentials of actinides (U,Np,Pu,Am) in LiCl-KCl eutectic salt and separation of actinides from rare earths by electrorefining

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    Pyrochemical separation of actinides from rare earths in LiCl-KCl eutectic-liquid metal systems has been studied. The electromotive forces of galvanic cells of the form, Ag vertical stroke Ag(I), LiCl-KCl parallel actinide(III), LiCl-KCl vertical stroke actinide, were measured and standard potentials were determined for uranium, neptunium and plutonium to be -1.283 V, -1.484 V and -1.593 V (at 450 C vs. Ag/AgCl (1wt%-AgCl)), respectively. A typical cyclic voltammogram of americium chloride has two cathodic peaks, which suggests reduction Am(III)→Am(II) occurs followed by reduction of Am(II) to americium metal. Standard potential of Am(II)/Am(0) was estimated to be -1.642 V. Electrorefining experiments to separate actinides (U, Np, Pu and Am) from rare earths (Y, La, Ce, Nd and Gd) in LiCl-KCl eutectic salt were carried out. It was shown that the actinide metals were recovered on the cathodes and that americium was the most difficult to separate from rare earths. The actinide separation will be achieved by means of the combination of electrorefining with multistage extraction. (orig.)

  12. Datenakquisitionsentwicklung und Untergrundstudien für den Weltraumdetektor AMS-02 und den CMOS-Detektor MIMOSA-V

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    2008-01-01

    This thesis deals with the development of space qualified electronics, detector simulations and realtime data acquisition software. The covered detector designs reach from the AMS-02 experiment, as a large scale multi purpose detector with several sub-detectors for cosmic particle research, to the small single type CMOS-detector MIMOSA-V for autoradiography of micro-arrays within the REGINS project. The presented background study focuses on problems with the simulation of diffractive scattering.

  13. Ultracompact AM CVn Binaries from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Three Candidates Plus the First Confirmed Eclipsing System

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    Anderson, S F; Homer, L; Joshi, N R; Margon, B; Silvestri, N M; Szkody, P; Wolfe, M A; Agol, E; Becker, A C; Henden, A; Hall, P B; Knapp, G R; Richmond, M W; Schneider, D P; Stinson, G; Barentine, J C; Brewington, H J; Brinkmann, J; Harvanek, M; Kleinman, S J; Krzesínski, J; Long, D; Neilsen, E H; Nitta, A; Snedden, S A; Anderson, Scott F.; Haggard, Daryl; Homer, Lee; Joshi, Nikhil R.; Margon, Bruce; Silvestri, Nicole M.; Szkody, Paula; Wolfe, Michael A.; Agol, Eric; Becker, Andrew C.; Henden, Arne; Hall, Patrick B.; Knapp, Gillian R.; Richmond, Michael W.; Schneider, Donald P.; Stinson, Gregory; Brewington, Howard J.; Harvanek, Michael; Krzesinski, Jurek; Long, Dan; Neilsen, Eric H.; Nitta, Atsuko; Snedden, Stephanie A.

    2005-01-01

    AM CVn systems are a rare (about a dozen previously known) class of cataclysmic variables, arguably encompassing the shortest orbital periods (down to about 10 minutes) of any known binaries. Both binary components are thought to be degenerate (or partially so), likely with mass-transfer from a helium-rich donor onto a white dwarf, driven by gravitational radiation. Although rare, AM CVn systems are of high interest as possible SN Ia progenitors, and because they are predicted to be common sources of gravity waves in upcoming experiments such as LISA. We have identified four new AM CVn candidates from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) spectral database. All four show hallmark spectroscopic characteristics of the AM CVn class: each is devoid of hydrogen features, and instead shows a spectrum dominated by helium. All four show double-peaked emission, indicative of helium-dominated accretion disks. Limited time-series CCD photometric follow-on data have been obtained for three of the new candidates from the AR...

  14. Prospects of antideuteron detection from dark matter annihilations or decays at AMS-02 and GAPS

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    The search for cosmic antideuterons has been proposed as a promising method to indirectly detect dark matter, due to the very small background flux from spallations expected at the energies relevant to experiments. The antideuteron flux from dark matter annihilations or decays is, however, severely constrained by the non-observation of an excess in the antiproton-to-proton fraction measured by PAMELA. In this paper we calculate, for representative dark matter annihilation and decay channels, upper limits on the number of antideuteron events at AMS-02 and GAPS from requiring that the associated antiproton flux is in agreement with the PAMELA data. To this end, we first analyze in detail the formation of antideuterons in the coalescence model using an event-by-event Monte Carlo simulation and using data from various high energy experiments. We find that the resulting coalescence momentum shows a dependence on the underlying process and on the center of mass energy involved. Then, we calculate, using a diffusion model, the flux of antideuterons at the Earth from dark matter annihilations or decays. Our results indicate that, despite the various sources of uncertainty, the observation of an antideuteron flux at AMS-02 or GAPS from dark matter annihilations or decays will be challenging

  15. Why Am I Learning Evolution? Pointers towards Enacted Scientific Literacy

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    Olander, Clas

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores affordances in teaching evolution, especially those in which evolution is made relevant to and argued for in a grade 9 biology classroom, thus giving potential answers to the pupils' legitimate question,"'why am I learning evolution?" The aim of the paper is methodological in the sense that it explores…

  16. Solubilization of 241AmO2 in siderophore solutions

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    The solubilization of 241AmO2 in tissue culture medium was measured. Variables included serum concentration, chelon type, and time. Serum was found to affect the soluble (0.1 μm filterable) fraction more than any other variable

  17. La prensa y asociacionismo canario en América

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    Manuel Hernández González

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo estudia la evolución de la prensa y el asociacionismo canario en América a lo largo de la historia desde los primeros ejemplos como El Canario de 1811 y la Asociación Canaria de Beneficencia hasta el movimiento periodístico y asociativo posterior a la segunda Guerra Mundial.

  18. The Cases of Internal Contamination with 241Am

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    Full text: Up to present time, 14 people with intake of 241Am were measured by direct methods and also their excreta were analysed. Different approaches for the estimation of whole body content of 241Am were used. For the direct measurement, method of counting of 241Am in the skull is the most sensitive one. Introduction of this method for the routine in vivo measurements of the workers means that more cases with 241Am internal contamination were identified than before, when only simple whole body counting has been used. The most sensitive method is excretion analysis, which is, of course, quite time consuming. The interpretation of it is much more dependent on the assumed time of intake. Evaluation of the intake from the measurement in the skeleton is less dependent on the time of intake. It is not sensitive enough for monitoring of occupational exposure. This method is especially suitable for follow up of cases with old intakes. When higher inhalation intakes occur (both continuous and single accidental), combination of both approaches direct measurements in vivo and excretion analysis helps to estimate time of intake and enable to estimate committed effective dose in a realistic way. (author)

  19. International coordination of A+M data efforts

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    Janev, Ratko; Becker, Kurt; Clark, Robert; Lister, Graeme; Niemax, Kay

    1998-07-01

    A summary of the discussions at the ICAMDATA panel on international coordination of atomic and molecular (A+M) data efforts is presented. The status of databases and the needs for coordination of data generation, compilation and assessment efforts in the areas of spectrochemistry, low-temperature plasma applications, plasma processing of materials, lighting industry and fusion energy research are specifically addressed.

  20. Gobernanza ambiental en América Latina

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    F. de Castro; B. Hogenboom; M. Baud

    2015-01-01

    En términos de recursos naturales América Latina es la región más rica del mundo. Las múltiples finalidades de la naturaleza -subsistencia para las comunidades, ingresos para los Estados, commodities para las compañías, y biodiversidad para los conservacionistas- han convertido la gobernanza medioam

  1. Tagging fast neutrons from an (241)Am/(9)Be source.

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    Scherzinger, J; Annand, J R M; Davatz, G; Fissum, K G; Gendotti, U; Hall-Wilton, R; Håkansson, E; Jebali, R; Kanaki, K; Lundin, M; Nilsson, B; Rosborge, A; Svensson, H

    2015-04-01

    Shielding, coincidence, and time-of-flight measurement techniques are employed to tag fast neutrons emitted from an (241)Am/(9)Be source resulting in a continuous polychromatic energy-tagged beam of neutrons with energies up to 7MeV. The measured energy structure of the beam agrees qualitatively with both previous measurements and theoretical calculations. PMID:25644080

  2. AM Envelope: Potentials of Additive Manufacturing for facade construction

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    Strauss, H.; Knaack, U.

    2012-01-01

    Not only in the medical, aviation and automotive industry, the Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes are being looked upon as increasingly important production processes. But also the construction industiy is realizing more and more the chances and opportunities, that open up with these technologies

  3. Ermittlung der Energieeffizienz in der Tierhaltung am Beispiel der Milchviehhaltung

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    Kraatz, Simone

    2009-01-01

    Die steigende Verknappung der Ressourcen bei stetigem Bevölkerungswachstum und der sich vollziehende Klimawandel erfordern Nachhaltigkeit in allen Ebenen der landwirtschaftlichen Produktion. Ziel dieser Arbeit war es eine allgemein anwendbare Methode zur Energiebilanzierung in der Tierhaltung am Beispiel der Milchviehhaltung zu entwickeln und darauf aufbauend Indikatoren zur Bewertung der Nachhaltigkeit des Energieeinsatzes im Milchproduktionsverfahren zu ermitteln. Anhand eines theoretische...

  4. Differenzierung von Marken durch Neuromarketing am Beispiel der Tourismusbranche

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    Markgraf, Ingo; Scheffer, David

    2011-01-01

    Empirische Studien belegen, dass die differenzierende und emotionalisierende Wirkung starker Marken einen erheblichen Einfluss auf betriebswirtschaftliche Unternehmens-Kennzahlen wie auch psychologische Effekte auf Kunden- und Mitarbeiterseite hat. Trotz des hohen Potenzials von Marken sind diese jedoch in vielen Branchen noch relativ schwach und undifferenziert. Am Beispiel der Tourismusbranche wird aufgezeigt, wie mit Hilfe von Methoden des Neuromarketings das differenzierende und emotional...

  5. Preparation of tracer 239Np from 243Am

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    The aim of this work is the preparation of tracer 239Np from 243Am by extraction chromatography as a separation method that can be used as a tracer to determine the radiochemical yield of 237Np in the analysis of environmental samples. (authors)

  6. La prensa y asociacionismo canario en América

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    Manuel Hernández González

    2007-01-01

    Este trabajo estudia la evolución de la prensa y el asociacionismo canario en América a lo largo de la historia desde los primeros ejemplos como El Canario de 1811 y la Asociación Canaria de Beneficencia hasta el movimiento periodístico y asociativo posterior a la segunda Guerra Mundial.

  7. AMS of I-129: cross contamination and its correction

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    Vockenhuber, Christof [ETH Zurich, Labor fuer Ionenstrahlphysik, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2014-07-01

    Low-energy AMS is well suited for measurements of the long-lived nuclide {sup 129}I because the interfering stable isobar {sup 129}Xe does not form negative ions, thus high ion energies are not required for discrimination in the final detector. Furthermore, low-energy AMS has the advantage that in combination with helium stripping the most probable charge state can be selected; in our case at the TANDY running at 300 kV we select charge state 2+ with a transmission of >50%. With a proper spectrometer at the high-energy side interferences of the stable isotope {sup 127}I can be completely eliminated. Contrary to many AMS nuclides {sup 129}I readily forms negative ions and the overall efficiency is high. The challenges lie more in the ion source where cross contamination can be quite severe due to the volatile nature of iodine. This is particularly of importance when analyzing samples that are influenced from anthropogenic sources because the isotopic ratios can span several orders of magnitude. On the other hand special care must be taken when analyzing samples with low isotopic ratios ({sup 129}I/{sup 127}I < 10{sup -13}) or samples with very low iodine content (carrier free samples) due to the very same reason. This talk discusses the advantages and challenges of low-energy AMS of I-129 with the focus on the issues with cross contamination and its correction.

  8. Fehlverhalten am Arbeitsplatz – ein kostspieliges Phänomen

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    Schmid, Andreas,

    2014-01-01

    Zur Bekämpfung von Fehlverhalten am Arbeitsplatz bedarf es nicht der Repression, sondern der Stärkung der emotionalen Verbundenheit der Beschäftigten mit dem Unternehmen. Doch dafür braucht es gemeinsame Werte und eine entsprechende Ausgestaltung der relevanten HR-Praktiken.

  9. Methods of assessment of whole body 241Am content

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    This paper discuss an influence of different skull phantoms on efficiency of the measurement. Description of some methods of an assessment of the 241Am content in the human skeleton from measurements performed over long bones of the human body is also offered. (authors)

  10. Electronic and magnetic properties of Am and Cm

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    Edelstein, N.

    1985-02-01

    A review of the present status of the analyses of the optical spectra of Am and Cm in various oxidation states is given. From these analyses, the magnetic properties of the ground states of these ions can be determined. These predicted values are compared with the various magnetic measurements available.

  11. Microstructure of AM50 die casting magnesium alloy

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    A. Kiełbus

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: AM50 magnesium alloy allows high-energy absorption and elongation at high strength and has goodcastability. It contains aluminum and manganese. Typically, it is used in automotive industry for steering wheels,dashboards and seat frames. The aim of this paper is to present the results of investigations on the microstructureof the AM50 magnesium alloy in an ingot condition and after hot chamber die casting.Design/methodology/approach: Die casting was carried out on 280 tone locking force hot-chamber die castingmachine. For the microstructure observation, a Olympus GX+70 metallographic microscope and a HITACHIS-3400N scanning electron microscope with a Thermo Noran EDS spectrometer equipped with SYSTEM SIXwere used.Findings: Based on the investigation carried out it was found that the AM50 magnesium alloy in as ingotcondition is characterized by a solid solution structure a with partially divorced eutectic (a + Mg17Al12 andprecipitates of Mn5Al8 phase. After hot chamber die casting is characterized by a solid solution structure awith fully divorced eutectic a + Mg17Al12. Moreover, the occurrence of Mn5Al8 phase and some shrinkageporosity has been proved.Research limitations/implications: Future researches should contain investigations of the influence of the diecasting process parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AM50 magnesium.Practical implications: AM50 magnesium alloy can be cast with cold- and hot-chamber die casting machine.Results of investigation may be useful for preparing die casting technology of this alloy.Originality/value: The results of the researches make up a basis for the investigations of new magnesium alloysfor hot chamber die casting with addition of RE elements designed to exploitation in temperature to 175°C.

  12. Reactions of Am(III) and Eu(III) with potassium ferricyanide in nitric acid solutions

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    The reactions between Am or Eu present in 0.1 M nitric acid solutions, alone or both together, with 0.25 M K3Fe(CN)6, were studied at room temperature. When Am was the only trivalent metal ion in solution, precipitation of AmFe(CN)6 occurs and the residual Am concentration is about equal to 0.95 mM. However, when Am initial concentration is less than the above specified value for AmFe(CN)6 solubility, Am residual concentration measured is lower that its concentration in the initial solutions. The solubility of EuFe(CN)6 was found to be equal to 30 mM. However, when precipitate formation occurs, the Eu residual concentration after phase separation is about in average 8 mM. When Am and Eu were simultaneously present at the same concentration in solution, the solubility of Am differs little from that measured with Am alone. For initial Am concentrations below 1 mM, the solubility of Am is higher than that observed in the absence of Eu. For initial concentrations of about 8 mM, the Am solubility is lower (about 0.7 mM) than that observed for Am alone. When the initial Eu concentration is constant at 29 mM, the Am precipitation efficiency is much higher than observed in the absence of Eu, for Am concentrations between 30 and 0.5 mM. The residual Am concentratixon in solution thus drops considerably in the presence of Eu (29 mM), and is about 0.04 mM for initial Am concentrations below 4 mM

  13. Studies on Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (Am. Fungi on Mineral Nutrition of Carica papaya L.

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Experiment was conducted to study the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on mineral nutrition of Carica papaya var. Surya. The experiment comprised of un-inoculated seedlings, seedlings inoculated with Glomus intraradices Schenck & Smith, seedlings inoculated with Glomus mosseae [(Nicol. & Gerd. Gerd. & Trappe] and seedlings inoculated with mixed inoculum [Glomus intraradices (Schenck & Smith + Glomus mosseae (Nicol. & Gerd. Gerd. & Trappe]. Studies revealed that total potassium and total phosphorus content of mycorrhizal leaf petiole was higher in inoculated plants as compared to controls and varied significantly within the treatments. Glomus mosseae was the most effective species of AM fungi, in influencing mineral nutrition of papaya followed by mixed inoculum (GI +GM and Glomus intraradices respectively.

  14. Evaluation of Saxton critical experiments

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    Joo, Hyung Kook; Noh, Jae Man; Jung, Hyung Guk; Kim, Young Il; Kim, Young Jin [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-12-31

    As a part of International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP), SAXTON critical experiments were reevaluated. The effects of k{sub eff} of the uncertainties in experiment parameters, fuel rod characterization, soluble boron, critical water level, core structure, {sup 241}Am and {sup 241}Pu isotope number densities, random pitch error, duplicated experiment, axial fuel position, model simplification, etc., were evaluated and added in benchmark-model k{sub eff}. In addition to detailed model, the simplified model for Saxton critical experiments was constructed by omitting the top, middle, and bottom grids and ignoring the fuel above water. 6 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs. (Author)

  15. Study on Domain Model of AM/FM/GIS%AM/FM/GIS领域模型研究

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    张书亮; 石富兰; 闾国年

    2004-01-01

    通过分析当前AM/FM/GIS在国内外日趋广泛的现状,作者指出AM/FM/GIS软件系统建设过程中存在的主要问题--软件可重用性差,指出其存在潜在的规律和本质的特征,通过找到这些规律和特征将能明显改善AM/FM/GIS系统建设的重用性.作者利用FODA的领域分析方法,对AM/FM/GIS系统进行了深入的研究,通过符合标准规范的表示方法,得到了领域特征模型、领域信息模型和领域操作模型,从不同的侧面精确描述了AM/FM/GIS的领域模型.

  16. Am stars and the influence of binarity on infall

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    Cowley, Charles R.

    2016-01-01

    We explore an old idea for the origin of Am star anomalies, possibly related to observations of pollution in white dwarfs (Jura & Young, ARAA, 42, 45, 2014; Gansicke, et al., Arxiv:1505.03142). It must be noted that infall of an earthlike body can explain some, but not all of the abundance anomalies of Am stars.The ingestion of earthlike material by an a star should have observable effects that are larger than for solar-type stars. We follow dynamical arguments discussed, e.g. by Debes, et al. ApJ., 747, 148, 2012), and postulate that gravitational interactions will produce an infalling stream of low angularmomentum bodies.Note that most if not all Am stars are binary. Here we investigate only whether there is an increased frequency of collisions with a close binary relative to a single star.We make quantitative estimates, using analytical 2-body solutions and restricted 3-body calculations with parameters similar to those of the eclipsing Am pair Beta Aur,or WW Aur. We use initial values for the binary similar to those which would lead to a certain collision on a (4M_sun) single star for a parabolic trajectory. All calculations begin with a distance from the center of mass along the axis of a paraboloid of revolution at 3 or 5 AU and such that a marginal collision occurs with a single star. The perpendicular area of this figure is a cross section for a collision. We sample trajectories starting within and near this cross section, for double starsystems. Based on many trials we find it about equally likely-- relative to a single star--that an incoming body will be ejected from the system than that it will collide with one of the stars. Although we have sampled only a fraction of possible parameter space, we find no basis to expect that the binarity of the Am systems makes them more likely to have ingested planetary material.Infall should probably still be considered, along with the generally accepted diffusion scenario, but it does not appear that the binarity of

  17. Development of an active {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride detector chamber for precision experiments in photon-induced fission at the S-DALINAC; Entwicklung einer aktiven {sup 238}Uran(VI)-fluorid-Detektor-Kammer fuer Praezisionsexperimente in der photoneninduzierten Spaltung am S-DALINAC

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    Eckardt, Christian

    2013-07-22

    The polarized injector SPIN at the S-DALINAC provides spin polarized electrons for circularly polarized bremsstrahlung with a high degree of polarization near the endpoint energy of the spectrum, enabling the search for forward-backward asymmetries of the light and heavy fission fragment originating from parity non-conservation in the photon-induced fission process of {sup 238}U. An active {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride gas target has been developed along the lines of a simple Frisch grid ionization chamber to raise the luminosity and to study the properties of an {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride/argon gas mixture. The active {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride gas target has been filled with argon and {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride using mass flow controllers. At different settings data has been acquired and interpreted. Instantly after filling the chamber with some {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride the anode and cathode signal are severely lowered and gain only slowly. Apparently the {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride acts as a very efficient electron collector because of its complexity and the high amount of fluorine and its electronegativity. Over time, the amount of gaseous {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride is reduced and different processes are possible to explain this effect. In the present configuration of the active {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride gas target no sound quantitative information on the properties of an {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride/argon gas mixture can be given. Raising the luminosity for precision experiments in photon-induced fission at the S-DALINAC with an active {sup 238}uranium(VI)-fluoride gas target appears to be impossible.

  18. Determination of polarization observables in the {pi}{sup 0} and {omega} photoproduction on the proton with the CBELSA/TAPS; Bestimmung von Polarisationsobservablen in der {pi}{sup 0} und {omega} Photoproduktion am Proton mit dem CBELSA/TAPS-Experiment

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    Eberhardt, Holger

    2012-11-15

    The goal of the CBELSA/TAPS-experiment is the investigation of the nucleon-resonance-structure. It turns out that the measurement of polarisation-observables is indispensable. These observables are measured using linearly or circularly polarised photons and a polarised target. The preparation and characterisation of linearly polarised photons was part of this work. Linearly polarised photons were produced by coherent bremsstrahlung from an accurately aligned diamond crystal at deliberately chosen photon energies and polarisation planes. The degree of polarisation was determined with a maximum relative uncertainty of 5% in a wide energy-range. The precision of the determined degree of linear polarisation could be verified by the extraction of the polarisation observable {Sigma} in the reaction {gamma}p {yields} p{pi}{sup 0}. Furthermore the double-polarisation-observable G was determined by the investigation of this reaction using linearly polarised photons and a longitudinally polarised target. The results for the observable G better constrain resonance properties contributing to this channel than it was possible before. The main focus of this thesis was the investigation of the reaction {gamma}p {yields} p{omega}. For this purpose the observables {Sigma} and {Sigma}{sub {pi}} as well as for the first time the double-polarisation-observables G, G{sub {pi}} and E were determined. In particular the results for the high-statistics measurements of the observable E provide strong evidence for the production of the {omega}-meson via the decay of resonances in the s-channel.

  19. Incorporation of 241Am: effectiveness of late DTPA chelation therapy

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    In four persons who had incorporated 241Am probably by inhalation, a DTPA chelation therapy was initiated several months after incorporation. Excretion measurements and in vivo measurements were performed in order to quantify the enhancement of 241Am excretion and the activity distribution in the body. DTPA was administered 4-11 times as an infusion of 1 g DTPA. Daily excretion rates were raised essentially, up to factors of 65-140 (urine) and 30-50 (faeces) after the first administration. Dose calculations performed on the basis of a modified ICRP 30, Part 4 model yielded dose reductions (e.g. for subject A) of 90%, 28%, 28% and 26% for liver, bone surfaces, red bone marrow and lungs, respectively, corresponding to a reduction of the effective dose equivalent of approximately 40%. (author)

  20. Analysis of Movie I am not Stupid 2: Parenting Style

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper, through Singaporean movie I am not Stupid 2, analyzes the relation between parenting and childrens growth process and also the action of parents should do to offer children for having a good growth process. Research was done based on Baumrind theory about parenting analysis to what kind of parenting that the parents of the movie I am not Stupid 2 offer to their children. Research used literature study to summarize, arrange, and analyze of Diana Baumrind as basis of the research. The results show that Tom and Jerrys parents or Cheng Cais father used authoritarian parenting style. Research suggests that the best parenting style is authoritative parenting because this type of parenting does not only concern about the prominence of rules or regulations in the family, but also the affection of parents towards the children. Therefore, the family will certainly become more harmonious.

  1. The AMS [Accelerator Mass Spectrometer] program at LLNL

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    Livermore will have an operational Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (AMS) by mid-1989 as part of its new Multi-user Tandem Laboratory. The spectrometer was designed primarily for applications in archaeology and the geosciences and was co-funded by the University of California Regents. Radiological control for personnel protection, ion sources and injection systems, the tandem and all beam handling hardware are operated with a distributed processor computer control system. The Tandem is the former University of Washington injector FN which has been upgraded with Dowlish tubes, pelletron charging and SF6 gas. Design goals for the AMS system, computer aided operation, automated measurement capability, initial results and some of our intended applications will be presented. 5 refs., 2 figs

  2. AMS-02, Strongly Self-Interacting Dark Matter, and QUD

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    White, Alan R

    2014-01-01

    The latest AMS-02 electron/positron precision data add to the spectrum knee as direct cosmic ray evidence for an electroweak scale strong interaction. In addition, there is significant evidence for a strong self-interaction of dark matter. QUD is a unique massless SU(5) field theory with an anomaly-generated bound-state S-Matrix that could be an unconventional origin for the Standard Model. The electroweak scale color sextet quark enhanced QCD interaction is the only new physics. Production of multiple vector bosons, that acquire masses via sextet quark pions, will give the AMS positron and electron cross-sections - related vector boson pair production having been seen at the LHC. Stable sextet quark neutrons (neusons) provide a novel form of very strongly interacting dark matter that has the desired experimental properties. Large rapidity hadronic production of neusons will produce the knee.

  3. Trois disques de musique amérindienne

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    Plisson, Michel

    2011-01-01

    La discographie amérindienne s’enrichit de trois albums qui nous permettent de pénétrer quelque peu dans l’univers sonore de ces cultures dont il nous faut encore répéter qu’elles sont, à court terme, menacées de disparition. Il s’agit bien d’« univers sonore » tant la production musicale est ritualisée dans ces sociétés. On sait que le terme même de musique ne trouve pas d’équivalent dans les cultures amérindiennes. Patrick Menget révèle qu’en langue Txicao (Musique du Haut-Xingu, Ocora C 58...

  4. Fission cross section for 242Am.met

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    The neutron-induced fission cross section for 242Am.met (152y) was measured at the Livermore 100-MeV electron linac in the neutron energy range of 0.01 eV to 20 MeV. Fission fragments were detected using a hemispherical fission chamber. The neutron flux was measured below 10 keV using lithium glass scintillators. Above 10 keV, the 242Am.met fission cross section was measured relative to the 235U fission cross section. Below 20 eV, the data were fit with a sum of single-level Breit-Wigner resonances. Results for the distribution of fission widths, the average fission width, and the average level spacing are presented. The fission cross section in the 100 keV to 20 MeV range is compared with previous measurements

  5. In-flight performance of the AMS-02 silicon tracker

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    The silicon microstrip Tracker is a key subdetector of the AMS-02 instrument, designed to measure the momentum and charge of cosmic rays. The subdetector is composed of 9 layers of silicons sensors inside a permanent 0.15 T magnetic field. The detector has been installed on board of the International Space Station, at an altitude of 400 km, and is taking data since May 19th 2011. AMS-02 aims to provide a precise measurement of the cosmic-ray spectrum and perform antimatter searches in the GeV-TeV energy range. This review presents the Tracker performances during the first year of operation in space, covering all the most relevant aspects of detector stability, efficiency and capabilities in charge and track reconstruction.

  6. The PACA Project : Pro-Am Collaborative Astronomy

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    Yanamandra-Fisher, P. A.

    2014-04-01

    The Pro-Am Collaborative Astronomy (PACA) project is the next stage of evolution of the paradigm developed for the observational campaign of C/2012 S1 or C/ISON. Four different phases of collaboration are identified, and illustrate the integration of scientific investigations with amateur astronomer community via observations, and models; and the rapid dissemination of the results via a multitude of social media for rapid global access. The success of the paradigm shift in scientific research is now implemented in other comet observing campaigns. Both communities (scientific and amateur astronomers) benefit from these collective, collaborative partnerships; while outreach is the instantaneous deliverable that provides both a framework for future data analyses and the dissemination of the results. While PACA identifies a collaborative approach to pro-am collaborations, given the volume of data generated for each campaign, new ways of rapid data analysis, mining access and storage are needed.

  7. The AMS-RICH velocity and charge reconstruction

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    Barão, F; Arruda, L; Baret, B; Barrau, A; Barreira, G; Belmont, E; Berdugo, J; Borges, J; Buénerd, M; Casadei, D; Casaus, J; Cortina, E; Costado, M; Crespo, D; Delgado, C; Díaz, C; Derome, L; Gonçalves, P; Garcia-Lopez, R; de la Guia, C; Herrero, A; Lanciotti, E; Laurenti, G; Malinin, A; Maña, C; Marin, J; Mangin-Brinet, M; Martínez, G; Menchaca-Rocha, A; Palomares, C; Pereira, R; Pimenta, M; Putze, A; Sallaz-Damaz, Y; Seo, E S; Sevilla, I; Torrento, A; Vargas-Trevino, M; Veziant, O

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    The AMS detector, to be installed on the International Space Station, includes a Ring Imaging Cerenkov detector with two different radiators, silica aerogel (n=1.05) and sodium fluoride (n=1.334). This detector is designed to provide very precise measurements of velocity and electric charge in a wide range of cosmic nuclei energies and atomic numbers. The detector geometry, in particular the presence of a reflector for acceptance purposes, leads to complex Cerenkov patterns detected in a pixelized photomultiplier matrix. The results of different reconstruction methods applied to test beam data as well as to simulated samples are presented. To ensure nominal performances throughout the flight, several detector parameters have to be carefully monitored. The algorithms developed to fulfill these requirements are presented. The velocity and charge measurements provided by the RICH detector endow the AMS spectrometer with precise particle identification capabilities in a wide energy range. The expected performance...

  8. Australis: AMS for ultra sensitive trace element and isotopic studies

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    Sie, S.H.; Suter, G.F. [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), North Ryde, NSW (Australia). Div. of Exploration Geoscience

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    The accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) at the CSIRO HIAF laboratory is being upgraded to enable in-situ measurements of ultratraces and isotopic-ratios in mineralogical applications. The upgraded system will include a microbeam Cs ion source which is designed to produce better than 50 micrometre diameter Cs beam to enable analyses of monomineralic grains. The Cs primary beam will be mass analysed in order to minimize contamination of the sample. The detection system will be upgraded to enable analyses of elements up to U, at 2 MV terminal voltage for charge states 4 and 5. The system will be known as AUSTRALIS: A.M.S. for Ultra Sensitive TRAce eLement and Isotopic Studies. An overview of the system and the anticipated applications in minerals exploration and mining research are presented. 4 refs., 1 fig.

  9. V. Le défi américain

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    Sans titre.Au moment de la visite du président Kennedy en République fédérale, ce dessin montre l’Allemagne convoitée à la fois par la France et par les États-Unis.Caricature de Baringou dans France Observateur, 4 juillet 1963, p. 4. © Paul Baringou, Le Mans. La fin de l’ère Adenauer : l’affrontement franco-américain (1963) Kennedy impose un choix à Bonn Le traité de l’Élysée exaspère les Américains. Le président Kennedy voit menacée l’alliance transatlantique par la politique indépendantiste...

  10. Molecular sieve sampling of CO2 from decomposition of soil organic matter for AMS radiocarbon measurements

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    A molecular sieve based procedure has been established for sampling CO2 of decomposing soil organic matter for AMS radiocarbon measurements. The sampling and desorption lines are capable to produce well measurable (>1 mg) AMS targets.

  11. Linear thermal expansion, thermal diffusivity and melting temperature of Am-MOX and Np-MOX

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    Highlights: • The thermal properties of Np- and Am-MOX solid solutions were investigated. • Np- and Am-MOX solid solutions exhibit the same linear thermal expansion. • The thermal conductivity of Am-MOX is about 10% higher than that of Np-MOX. • The melting temperatures of Np-MOX and Am-MOX are 3020 ± 30 K and 3005 ± 30 K, respectively. - Abstract: The thermal properties of Np- and Am-MOX solid solution materials were investigated. Their linear thermal expansion, determined using high temperature X-ray diffraction from room temperature to 1973 K showed no significant difference between the Np and the Am doped MOX. The thermal conductivity of the Am-MOX is about 10% higher than that of Np-MOX. The melting temperatures of Np-MOX and Am-MOX, measured using a laser heating self crucible arrangement were 3020 ± 30 K and 3005 ± 30 K, respectively

  12. Linear thermal expansion, thermal diffusivity and melting temperature of Am-MOX and Np-MOX

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    Prieur, D., E-mail: damien.prieur@ec.europa.eu [European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Belin, R.C. [CEA, DEN, DEC/SPUA/LMPC, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez Durance (France); Manara, D.; Staicu, D. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Richaud, J.-C. [CEA, DEN, DEC/SPUA/LMPC, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez Durance (France); Vigier, J.-F. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Scheinost, A.C. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology, D-01314 Dresden (Germany); Somers, J. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Martin, P. [CEA, DEN, DEC/SESC/LLCC, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance cedex (France)

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    Highlights: • The thermal properties of Np- and Am-MOX solid solutions were investigated. • Np- and Am-MOX solid solutions exhibit the same linear thermal expansion. • The thermal conductivity of Am-MOX is about 10% higher than that of Np-MOX. • The melting temperatures of Np-MOX and Am-MOX are 3020 ± 30 K and 3005 ± 30 K, respectively. - Abstract: The thermal properties of Np- and Am-MOX solid solution materials were investigated. Their linear thermal expansion, determined using high temperature X-ray diffraction from room temperature to 1973 K showed no significant difference between the Np and the Am doped MOX. The thermal conductivity of the Am-MOX is about 10% higher than that of Np-MOX. The melting temperatures of Np-MOX and Am-MOX, measured using a laser heating self crucible arrangement were 3020 ± 30 K and 3005 ± 30 K, respectively.

  13. What Can I Do to Prevent Serious Hypoglycemic Episodes When I Am Hypoglycemic Unaware?

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    ... forJoslin Newsletters What Can I Do To Prevent Serious Hypoglycemic Episodes When I am Hypoglycemic Unaware? Low ... Blood Glucose What Can I Do To Prevent Serious Hypoglycemic Episodes When I am Hypoglycemic Unaware? Is ...

  14. Attitudes toward Specific Advertising Media (AM): Informative or Manipulative?

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    Azizul Yaakop; Jane Hemsley-Brown

    2014-01-01

    Attitudes toward advertising in general (AG) is a concept which often raises ethical, social and cultural concerns, and yet in the context of specific media, consumers are often more positive, and find advertising entertaining, thought-provoking, amusing and informative. This paper focuses on attitudes toward advertising in three specific media (AM) (print, television and online advertising) and aims to provide input into the design decisions of an advertising campaign. The survey is based on...

  15. AMS radiocarbon dating of cemetery of Jin Marquises in China

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    Wu, X; Wang, J; Guo, Z; Liu, K; Lü, X; Ma, H; Li, K; Yuan, J; Cai, L

    2000-01-01

    Bones are very important samples to determine the hosts of the cemetery of Jin Marquises which were excavated at Tianma-Qucun site in Shanxi Province in China. In order to obtain accurate AMS radiocarbon dates, bones were pretreated by two kinds of methods, the gelatin-extraction method and the amino-acid method. Charcoals collected from the same sites were also used. The measured dates agree with historical record.

  16. International coordination of A+M data efforts

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    Janev, R. [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Becker, K. [Physics Department, Stevens Institute of Technology, (Hoboken); Clark, R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (United States); Lister, G. [OSRAM Sylvania Inc., Beverly (United States); Niemax, K. [Institute of Spectroscopy and Applied Spectroscopy, Dortmund (Germany)

    1998-07-01

    A summary of the discussions at the ICAMDATA panel on international coordination of atomic and molecular (A+M) data efforts is presented. The status of databases and the needs for coordination of data generation, compilation and assessment efforts in the areas of spectrochemistry, low-temperature plasma applications, plasma processing of materials, lighting industry and fusion energy research are specifically addressed. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

  17. International coordination of A+M data efforts

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    A summary of the discussions at the ICAMDATA panel on international coordination of atomic and molecular (A+M) data efforts is presented. The status of databases and the needs for coordination of data generation, compilation and assessment efforts in the areas of spectrochemistry, low-temperature plasma applications, plasma processing of materials, lighting industry and fusion energy research are specifically addressed. copyright 1998 American Institute of Physics

  18. AMS - a magnetic spectrometer on the international space station

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    Arruda, Luísa; Barão, Fernando; Barreira, Gaspar; Borges, João; Gonçalves, Patrícia; Pimenta, Mário

    2008-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a particle detector, designed to search for cosmic antimatter and dark matter and to study the elemental and isotopic composition of primary cosmic rays, that will be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2008 to operate for at least three years. The detector will be equipped with a ring imaging Cherenkov detector (RICH) enabling measurements of particle electric charge and velocity with unprecedented accuracy. Physics prospects and test beam results are shortly presented.

  19. Piezoresistance of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube in VHDL-AMS

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    Kolchuzhin, Vladimir; Markert, Erik; Wagner, Christian

    2015-01-01

    This tutorial deals with the model development of the piezoresistance of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) as components at system level design. The framework VHDL-AMS (virtual hardware description language) is used for implementation and simulation. It is based on compact models to describe the components performing heterogeneous functions. The mechanical and electronical compact submodels of SWCNTs are based on the analytical models and lumped element models. The tutorial presents...

  20. Erigeron sumatrensis, das Sumatra-Berufkraut, in Frankfurt am Main

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    Buttler, Karl Peter

    2007-01-01

    Erigeron sumatrensis ist seit 1981 in Frankfurt am Main als Neophyt bekannt. Das gegenwärtige Verbreitungsmuster deutet darauf hin, dass die Art sich langsam ausbreitet. Um ihr Erkennen zu erleichtern, wird ein Bestimmungsschlüssel für die in Europa vorkommenden annuellen Adventivarten der Sektion Conyza beigegeben, ergänzt durch einige Anmerkungen zu noch offenen taxonomischen Fragen. Für drei Herkünfte aus Frankreich wurde die hexaploide Chromosomenzahl 2n = 54 ermittelt.

  1. Measurement of radium isotopes with the ANU AMS facility

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    In contaminated environments the spatial distribution of thorium should be far more uniform than that for uranium. Accordingly, measurements of the 228Ra/226Ra ratio may provide a probe with which to assess variations in the amount of uranium-process derived 226Ra. Furthermore, for contaminated or rehabilitated areas where the 226Ra/228Ra ratio is anomalous, measurements of the transport of material away from the site via the ratio could provide information on the local erosion rate. Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) adds a tandem ion accelerator and additional analysis stages to a conventional mass spectrometry arrangement, in order to facilitate ultra-trace level abundance measurements of selected isotopes. In doing so, it also makes use of the detection and analysis techniques of traditional nuclear physics. For the 226,228Ra isotopes AMS offers a number of advantages over the more traditional techniques of a-and γ- spectroscopy. AMS requires less sample mass, and because of its very high selectivity provides excellent discrimination against potential interferences. The smaller sample size (∼1g) also allows a considerable simplification of the radio-chemical processing compared with α-spectroscopy. Two major advantages are the ability to measure both isotopes with the one technique without the necessity of waiting for 228Th to grow in and, that once prepared, the 228Ra/226Ra ratio for ∼30 samples can be determined in about a day. This paper will describe the AMS technique, and highlight recent developments in the measurement of 226,228Ra with the ANU system

  2. Supporting Dimensional Analysis in SystemC-AMS

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    Maehne, Torsten; Vachoux, Alain

    2009-01-01

    This paper will introduce new modeling capabilities for SystemC-AMS to describe energy conserving multi-domain systems in a formal and consistent way at a high level of abstraction. To this end, all variables and parameters of the system model need to be annotated with their measurement units in such a way that they become intrinsic part of the data type. This enforces correct model assembly through strict interfaces and coherent formulas describing the analog behavior by means of dimen...

  3. Brasil, Argentina e América do Sul

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    Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available ESTE trabalho discute alguns aspectos da evolução econômica recente do Brasil, da Argentina e de outros países da América do Sul. Tendências econômicas e intelectuais perigosas, tais como a "globalização", o chamado Consenso de Washington, a dolarização e as negociações da Alca (Área de Livre Comércio das Américas, perderam ímpeto e a América do Sul está se movendo gradualmente na direção de um posicionamento mais independente na condução das suas política econômicas e internacionais. As mudanças foram muito mais significativas na Argentina do que no Brasil e isso se tornou fonte de alguma tensão entre os dois principais países sul-americanos. Não obstante, uma aliança estratégica entre Argentina e Brasil continua sendo a pedra angular da integração da América do Sul.THIS PAPER discusses some aspects of the recent economic evolution of Brazil, Argentina and other South American countries. Dangerous economic and intellectual trends, such as "globalization", the so-called Washington Consensus, dollarization, and FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations, have lost momentum and South America is moving gradually towards a more independent stance in the conduct of its economic and foreign policies. Changes have been much more significant in Argentina than in Brazil and this has become a source of some tension between the two major South American countries. Nevertheless, a strategic alliance between Argentina and Brazil remains the corner stone of South American integration.

  4. Strategisches Marketing am Beispiel der Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek

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    Otto, Nina

    2011-01-01

    Während von öffentlichen und Hochschulbibliotheken verhältnismäßig viele Publikationen zu Marketingfragen vorliegen, haben andere Bibliothekstypen, insbesondere historisch gewachsene Bibliotheken mit beträchtlichem Altbestand, zu diesem Thema bislang wenig veröffentlicht. Ausgehend von dem Versuch, die Aufgaben von Regionalbibliotheken am Beispiel der Landesbibliotheken Niedersachsens zu umreißen, werden in der Arbeit die spezifischen Anforderungen, denen sich das Marketing solcher Bibliothek...

  5. Asociación de Hemato-Oncología Pediátrica de Centro América (AHOPCA): a model for sustainable development in pediatric oncology.

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    Barr, Ronald D; Antillón Klussmann, Federico; Baez, Fulgencio; Bonilla, Miguel; Moreno, Belgica; Navarrete, Marta; Nieves, Rosa; Peña, Armando; Conter, Valentino; De Alarcón, Pedro; Howard, Scott C; Ribeiro, Raul C; Rodriguez-Galindo, Carlos; Valsecchi, Maria Grazia; Biondi, Andrea; Velez, George; Tognoni, Gianni; Cavalli, Franco; Masera, Giuseppe

    2014-02-01

    Bridging the survival gap for children with cancer, between those (the great majority) in low and middle income countries (LMIC) and their economically advantaged counterparts, is a challenge that has been addressed by twinning institutions in high income countries with centers in LMIC. The long-established partnership between a Central American consortium--Asociación de Hemato-Oncología Pediátrica de Centro América (AHOPCA)--and institutions in Europe and North America provides a striking example of such a twinning program. The demonstrable success of this endeavor offers a model for improving the health outcomes of children with cancer worldwide. As this remarkable enterprise celebrates its 15th anniversary, it is appropriate to reflect on its origin, subsequent growth and development, and the lessons it provides for others embarking on or already engaged in similar journeys. Many challenges have been encountered and not all yet overcome. Commitment to the endeavor, collaboration in its achievements and determination to overcome obstacles collectively are the hallmarks that stamp AHOPCA as a particularly successful partnership in advancing pediatric oncology in the developing world. PMID:24376230

  6. Wino dark matter in light of the AMS-02 2015 data

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    The AMS-02 collaboration has recently reported the antiproton to proton ratio with improved accuracy. In view of uncertainties of the production and the propagation of the cosmic rays, the observed ratio is still consistent with the secondary astrophysical antiproton to proton ratio. However, it is nonetheless enticing to examine whether the observed spectrum can be explained by a strongly motivated dark matter, the wino dark matter. As we will show, we find that the antiproton flux from the wino annihilation can explain the observed spectrum well for its mass range 2.5-3 TeV. The fit to data becomes particularly well compared to the case without the annihilation for the thermal wino dark matter case with a mass about 3 TeV. The ratio is predicted to be quickly decreased at the energy several hundreds of GeV, if this possibility is true, and it will be confirmed or ruled out in near future when the AMS-02 experiment accumulates enough data at this higher energy region.

  7. Experimental Analysis & Optimization of Cylindirical Grinding Process Parameters on Surface Roughness of En15AM Steel

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available As per the modern Industrial requirements, higher surface finish mechanical components and mating parts with close limits and tolerances, is one of the most important requirement. Abrasive machining processes are generally the last operations performed on manufactured products for higher surface finishing and for fine or small scale material removal. Higher surface finish and high rate of removal can be obtained if a large number of grains act together. This is accomplished by using bonded abrasives as in grinding wheel or by modern machining processes. In the present study, Taguchi method or Design of experiments has been used to optimize the effect of cylindrical grinding parameters such as wheel speed (rpm, work speed, feed (mm/min., depth of cut and cutting fluid on the surface roughness of EN15AM steel. Ground surface roughness measurements were carried out by Talysurf surface roughness tester. EN15AM steel has several industrial applications in manufacturing of engine shafts, connecting rods, spindles, studs, bolt, screws etc. The results indicated that grinding wheel speed, work piece speed, table feed rate and depth of cut were the significant factors for the surface roughness and material removal rate. Surface roughness is minimum at 2000 r.p.m. of grinding wheel speed , work piece speed 80 rpm, feed rate 275 mm/min. and 0.06 mm depth of cut.

  8. Cosmic-Ray Positron Fraction Measurement with the AMS-02 Detector

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    The study of Cosmic-Rays has proved to be of utmost importance in the understanding of the processes that govern our galaxy and has became a privileged field for the discovery of new physics. The current availability of precision measurements in a number of recent experiments such as PAMELA or Fermi, and in particular AMS-02, has provided a unique opportunity to challenge the theoretical framework that builds our comprehension of Nature. Certainly, the recent advent of new data on Cosmic-Ray electrons and positrons has raised disagreements with our current knowledge of production and propagation of Cosmic-Rays. The observation of an excess in the Cosmic-Ray electron spectrum has triggered enormous efforts to understand the origin of this anomaly, both from the theoretical and experimental points of view. In this context, AMS is a long awaited program, that among other objectives, will provide the most accurate measurement of the Cosmic-Ray electron spectrum, making possible to investigate a fundamental open q...

  9. Non-linear cosmic ray Galactic transport in the light of AMS-02 and Voyager data

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    Aloisio, Roberto; Serpico, Pasquale

    2015-01-01

    Context: Features in the spectra of primary cosmic rays (CRs) provide invaluable information on the propagation of these particles in the Galaxy. In the rigidity region around a few hundred GV, such features have been measured in the proton and helium spectra by the PAMELA experiment and later confirmed with a higher significance by AMS-02. We investigate the implications of these datasets for the scenario in which CRs propagate under the action of self-generated waves. Aims: We show that the recent data on the spectrum of protons and helium nuclei as collected with AMS-02 and Voyager are in very good agreement with the predictions of a model in which the transport of Galactic CRs is regulated by self-generated waves. We also study the implications of the scenario for the boron-to-carbon ratio: although a good overall agreement is found, at high energy we find marginal support for a (quasi) energy independent contribution to the grammage, that we argue may come from the sources themselves Results: A break in ...

  10. Sorption of Sr-85 and Am-241 from liquid radioactive wastes by alginate beads

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper reports the adsorption of strontium(II and americium(III from aqueous solutions onto calcium alginate (CaA, barium alginate (BaA and strontium alginate (SrA beads. Adsorption process was studied in batch experiments as a function of the initial pH of the solution and the contact time. All sorbents were examined by the termogravimetric analysis (TG. Laboratory obtained spherical beads of CaA, BaA and SrA seem to be good metal sorbents from liquid radioactive wastes. A contact time of about 4 h and neutral pH of the initial aqueous solution have been proposed to be optimum conditions for Sr-85 and Am-241 removal from the contaminated solutions using alginate sorbents. Laboratory obtained beads of CaA, BaA and SrA are characterized by the decontamination factor (DF equal to 85% for Sr(II and 90% for Am(III.

  11. Direct coupling of a laser ablation cell to an AMS

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    In rare cases, cleaned samples can be directly inserted into a negative ion source of an AMS and still meet the requirements for long-term and stable measurements. We present the coupling of a laser ablation system to the gas ion source of an AMS system (MICADAS, ETH Zurich) for direct and continuous CO2 introduction. Solid carbonate samples like stalagmites or corals are suitable sample materials, which can be ablated and decomposed continuously using a pulsed laser focused onto the surface of a solid sample, which is placed in an airtight ablation cell. CO2 formed during the ablation of a CaCO3 sample is continually flushed with He into the gas ion source. The production rate of CO2 can be adjusted via the laser pulse repetition rate (1–20 Hz), the crater diameter (1–150 μm) and the energy density applied (0.2–3 mJ/pulse) of the laser (frequency quintupled Nd:YAG at 213 nm with 5 ns pulse duration). In our first test, measurements of one sample with known age were replicated within one sigma. Blanks showed 5% contamination of modern carbon of yet unknown origin. In order to develop LA-AMS into a routine sampling tool the ablation cell geometry and settings of the gas ion source have to be further optimized.

  12. Identification of Light Cosmic-Ray Nuclei with AMS-02

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    Tomassetti, Nicola

    2015-01-01

    AMS-02 is a wide acceptance (0.5 m2 sr) and long duration (up to 20 years) magnetic spectrometer operating onboard the International Space Station since May 2011. Its main scientific objectives are the indirect research of Dark Matter, searches of primitive Anti-Matter and the precise measurement of the Cosmic-Ray (CR) spectra. Among charged CR species, AMS-02 will be able to measure relative abundances and absolute fluxes of CRs nuclei from Hydrogen up to at least Iron (Z = 26) in a kinetic energy range from hundreds MeV to TeV per nucleon. The high statistics measurement of the chemical composition of CRs in this extended energy range will reveal new insights about the CRs life in the Galaxy, from their origin to the propagation in the interstellar medium, giving new constraints to astrophysical models of Galactic CRs. The nucleus absolute charge, Z, is measured several times along the trajectory of the particle inside AMS-02 using different detection techniques: in the 9 planes of the Silicon Tracker, in t...

  13. The interpretation of archaeological dates from an AMS perspective

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    The XVII century saw the establishment of the scientific method and scholars such as Galileo were giving excellent contributions to a variety of fields ranging from the natural sciences to the humanities. At the dawn of the new millenium, after a period of excessive specialization, the scientific climate is once again encouraging broad collaborations across different disciplines. For projects involving AMS measurements in general and radiocarbon dating in particular, the benefits of this new trend are numerous. For example, the full potential of the radiocarbon dating method can be exploited only through the mutual understanding of the problems related to sample selection, chemical preparation, AMS measurement, data analysis and interpretation. This paper is intended to enhance the exchange of information by reporting to our current and potential collaborators about the latest technical developments undertaken at the ANTARES AMS facility at ANSTO. Furthermore, we will present two splendid examples of collaborative research: the radiocarbon dating of a replica of a famous chesspiece and the archaeological investigations at the ancient settlement of Sos Hoyuk (north-eastern Anatolia, Turkey) where the multidisciplinary approach was the key to a better understanding of the social structure, settlement patterns, land use and cultural contact, especially with the lands of Trans-Caucasus. (author). 12 refs., 4 figs

  14. A/M Area Vadose Zone Monitoring Plan (U)

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    Characterization and monitoring data from implementation and the first two and one half years of vadose zone remediation operations indicate that this activity has substantially improved the performance of the A/M Area Groundwater Corrective Action Program. During this period, vadose zone remediation removed approximately 225, 000 lbs (100,000 Kg) of chlorinated solvents (CVOCs) from the subsurface. Further, vadose zone remediation system operation increased the overall CVOC removal rate of the A/M Area Groundwater Corrective Action by 300% to 500% during this period versus the groundwater pump and treat system along. Various support activities have been performed to support operation and documentation of performance of the vadose zone remediation system. These activities address performance of existing systems (contaminant distributions, zone of influence, and process monitoring data), evaluation of suspect sources, evaluation of alternative/enhancement technologies, and initial development of remediation goals. In particular, the most recent A/M vadose zone remediation support activities (described in WSRC-RP-97-109) were completed and the results provide key documentation about system performance

  15. SN2008am: A Super-Luminous Type IIn Supernova

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    Chatzopoulos, E; Vinko, J; Quimby, R; Robinson, E L; Miller, A A; Foley, R J; Perley, D A; Yuan, F; Akerlof, C; Bloom, J S

    2011-01-01

    We present observations and interpretation of the Type IIn supernova SN 2008am discovered by the ROTSE Supernova Verification Project (RSVP). SN 2008am peaked at approximately -22.3 mag at a redshift of z=0.2338, giving it a peak luminosity of 3 x 10^{44}erg/s and making it one of the most luminous supernovae ever observed. The total radiated energy is ~ 2 x 10^{51} erg. Photometric observations in the ultraviolet, optical and infrared bands (J,H,Ks) constrain the SED evolution. We obtained six optical spectra of the supernova, five on the early decline from maximum light and a sixth nearly a year later plus a very late-time spectrum (~2 yr) of the host galaxy. The spectra of SN 2008am show strong Balmer-line and He I lambda 5876A emission with intermediate widths (~25A) in the first ~40 days after optical maximum. We examine a variety of models for the line wings and conclude that multiple scattering is most likely, implying that our spectra contain no specific information on the bulk flow velocity. We exami...

  16. Are the ‘new’ AMS Varna dates older?

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    Tanya Dzhanfezova

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper elaborates on the AMS dating results obtained for the Chalcolithic cemetery near Varna, located on the western Black Sea coast in northeastern Bulgaria. The focus here is not on the comparison between absolute dates acquired for various sites from the middle and late Chalcolithic period in the region. It is rather on the examination of the main approaches towards suggested chronological frameworks. Divided into three parts, the text reviews regional methods for proceeding conventional radiocarbon dates (II A and such, related to the later AMS measurement of bone collagen (II B. Both approaches are considered as deserving more attention with regard to the problematic aspects that may affect the acquisition of reliable results. The 19 new AMS Varna dates are found important for chronological revisions. However, at this stage they alone are not considered sufficient for inarguable modifications of the schemes (III. Along with identification of major factors that should be taken into account when dealing with the chronological debates in the specified region, strategies for solving some of the issues are also suggested.

  17. High-speed circular polarimetry of AM Herculis

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    The magnetic variable AM Her shows synchronous 3.09 hr variations in its optical flux and polarization, its spectral features, and its two-component X-ray flux. Similar optical behavior is seen in AN UMa and VV Pup. While most theories for these systems assume that the accreting, magnetic white dwarf is rotating with the orbital period, a ''fast rotator'' model has been suggested by Fabian et al. Their model predicts strong modulation of the optical circular polarization with a period of approx.1 minute. We have measured the circular polarization in Am Her for 6 hours with 2 s resolution and obtain an upper limit of 0.2% on the semiamplitude of any steady oscillation in the polarization with a period less than 2 minutes. Such a low limit essentially eliminates fast-rotator models for AM Her. However, the circular polarization is found to show strong flickering with time scales greater than 10 s. This is correlated with the varying optical flux, proving that the optical flickering occurs near the surface of the white dwarf where the field is strong enough for optical cyclotron emission. The lack of significant flickering with time scales less than 10 s and a 30 s delay between flickers in the flux and in polarization suggest that the optical emission region is more extended than ''thin shock'' models predict

  18. AMS-02 in space: physics results, overview, and challenges

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    2015-01-01

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a state of the art particle detector measuring cosmic rays (CRs) on the International Space Station (ISS) since May 19th 2011. AMS-02 identifies CR leptons and nuclei in the energy range from hundreds MeV to few TeV per nucleon. Several sub-detector systems allow for redundant particle identification with unprecedented precision, a powerful lepton-hadron separation, and a high purity of the antimatter signal. The new AMS-02 leptonic data from 1 to 500 GeV are presented and discussed. These new data indicate that new sources of CR leptons need to be included to describe the observed spectra at high energies. Explanations of this anomaly may be found either in dark-matter particles annihilation or in the existence of nearby astrophysical sources of $e^{\\pm}$. Future data at higher energies and forthcoming measurements on the antiproton spectrum and the boron-to-carbon ratio will be crucial in providing the discrimination among the different scenario.

  19. Frauenförderung und Gleichstellungseffekte im Rahmen von Qualifizierungsmaßnahmen des AMS

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    Das Arbeitsmarktservice (AMS) strebt danach, arbeitslosen Personen die Aussicht auf eine erfolgreiche Arbeitsmarktintegration zu sichern. Dies erfordert oftmals eine intensive Betreuung in Form von Qualifizierungsmaßnahmen. Zudem hat sich das AMS das Ziel gesetzt, mithilfe der Maßnahmeneinbindung die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern am Arbeitsmarkt zu fördern. In Hinblick auf die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern geht es bei der Zielarchitektur des AMS im Grunde um Frauenförderung. W...

  20. Extraction chromatographic study on the separation of Am3+ and Eu3+ using ethyl-BTP as the extractant

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    Ethyl-substituted bis-triazinylpyridine (Et-BTP), a nitrogen containing soft-donor extractant, was used in investigations pertaining to the separation of Am3+ and Eu3+ from dilute nitric acid feed solutions by extraction chromatography using XAD-4 as the inert support, chlorinated dicarbollide as the modifier and 2-nitrophenyloctylether (NPOE) as the diluent. After carrying out a series of experiments, the optimum composition of the extractant mixture for the resin was found out to be 0.1 M Et-BTP and 0.025 M CCD in NPOE. Separation factor values were encouraging to carry out subsequent batch uptake studies at varying nitrate ion concentration which indicated favourable separation behaviour up to NaNO3 concentration of 2 M. Column studies have been carried out and conditions for elution and separation of Am3+ from Eu3+ have been found out. Long term stability of the resin was also investigated. (author)

  1. Experience on the Integration Teaching of "NC Progr-amming and Machining Technology" in Secondary Voc-ational Schools%中职“数控车削编程与加工技术”的一体化教学心得

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      本文通过总结一体化教学在中职《数控车削编程与加工技术》的教学实践经验,从而明确一体化教学法的目的、意义、优点、要求。为一体化教学法的推广和中职《数控车削编程与加工技术》教学质量的提高起到抛砖引玉的作用。实践证明,这样的教学方法有利于培养学生的综合能力,首先是每位学生都独立承担一项或多项具体的子任务,激发了学生的学习兴趣,培养了学生的自主意识、工作责任心以及分析问题、解决问题的能力。如编制的程序出现了问题,模拟仿真时就会发现,学生就会想方设法解决;对刀出现了问题,不能加工零件或加工出的零件不合格,学生就会寻找原因,研究对策,以及如何解决。而分工合作又培养了学生的组织能力和团结协作精神;自我归纳总结又有利于培养学生的创新能力和反思能力。同时有利于锻炼学生在完成任务的过程中随机处理能力和加工工艺能力%  This paper summarizes the experience on the integr-ation teaching of "NC Programming and Machining Technology" in secondary vocational schools,so as to make clear the aim, significance,advantages and requirements of integrated teaching method.Practice has proved that this teaching method is benef-icial to cultivating students' comprehensive ability. In practice, some problems may occur, them students are able to find out the reasons and solutions, besides, cooperative learning can cultivate students' teamwork spirit, while self-summary helps to cultivate students' innovative ability and reflection ability. At the same time, integrated teaching is conducive to train students' ability of handling problems and processing ability in the process of completing tasks.

  2. Experiment for a measurement of the charge radius of the proton at the S-DALINAC and investigation of the fine structure of giant resonances in {sup 28}Si, {sup 48}Ca and {sup 166}Er with the help of the wavelet analysis; Experiment zur Messung des Ladungsradius des Protons am S-DALINAC und Untersuchung der Feinstruktur von Riesenresonanzen in {sup 28}Si, {sup 48}Ca und {sup 166}Er mit Hilfe der Waveletanalyse

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    2009-07-22

    The present thesis consists of two parts. In the first part a novel experimental method for the measurement of the proton root-mean-square radius at the S-DALINAC is presented. A setup based on semiconductor detectors is realized. In contrast to previous experiments it allows a simultaneous measurement of the momentum transfer dependence of the elastic electron scattering cross section. A possible suppression of the significant electron and bremsstrahlung background observed in a test experiment was investigated with the help of different methods, such as {delta}E-E telescopes, the time of flight method with a pulsed beam and pulse shape discrimination. The combination of these methods allows a reduction of the background at all scattering angles, which should allow a successful measurement. The response of the detector system was studied with the help of Monte-Carlo simulations with an emphasis on the dependence of the expected accuracy of different parameters. The second part of this work describes an investigation of the fine structure of giant resonances in {sup 28}Si, {sup 48}Ca and {sup 166}Er with the help of a wavelet analysis. The discrete wavelet transform was used for a background determination in spectra of the iso vector E1 and the M2 giant resonances in {sup 48}Ca. This allows the extraction of 1{sup -} und 2{sup -} level densities in the excitation energy region of the respective resonances with the help of a fluctuation analysis. A fluctuation analysis of the fine structure of the isoscalar E2 resonance in {sup 166}Er allows the extraction of the coherent widths of the 2{sup +} states. In the excitation energy region E{sub x}=10-16 MeV widths between 30 and 80 eV are found. The fine structure of the giant resonances is furthermore specified by characteristic scales. In this thesis scales in {sup 28}Si and {sup 48}Ca are extracted with the help of the above mentioned wavelet transform. In {sup 28}Si the isovector E1 and isoscalar E2 resonances were

  3. 78 FR 61446 - Fourteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S

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    ... Federal Aviation Administration Fourteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S AGENCY... RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S. SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the fourteenth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S DATES: The...

  4. 78 FR 8684 - Twelfth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S

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    ... Federal Aviation Administration Twelfth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S AGENCY... RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S. SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twelfth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S. DATES: The...

  5. Finding of Correction Factor and Dimensional Error in Bio-AM Model by FDM Technique

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    Manmadhachary, Aiamunoori; Ravi Kumar, Yennam; Krishnanand, Lanka

    2016-06-01

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) is the swift manufacturing process, in which input data can be provided from various sources like 3-Dimensional (3D) Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and 3D scanner data. From the CT/MRI data can be manufacture Biomedical Additive Manufacturing (Bio-AM) models. The Bio-AM model gives a better lead on preplanning of oral and maxillofacial surgery. However manufacturing of the accurate Bio-AM model is one of the unsolved problems. The current paper demonstrates error between the Standard Triangle Language (STL) model to Bio-AM model of dry mandible and found correction factor in Bio-AM model with Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technique. In the present work dry mandible CT images are acquired by CT scanner and supplied into a 3D CAD model in the form of STL model. Further the data is sent to FDM machine for fabrication of Bio-AM model. The difference between Bio-AM to STL model dimensions is considered as dimensional error and the ratio of STL to Bio-AM model dimensions considered as a correction factor. This correction factor helps to fabricate the AM model with accurate dimensions of the patient anatomy. These true dimensional Bio-AM models increasing the safety and accuracy in pre-planning of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The correction factor for Dimension SST 768 FDM AM machine is 1.003 and dimensional error is limited to 0.3 %.

  6. Etudes amérindiennes : le poids des plumes

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    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available L’article s’attache à exposer les initiatives culturelles et les débats actuels du monde amérindiens en Amérique du Nord. Trop souvent, les Indiens d’Amérique ont été enfermés dans leur histoire tragique et montrés comme des êtres dépendants et sans défense. Pourtant, des auteurs, des activistes, des professeurs et des chercheurs en sciences sociales amérindiens se sont depuis une quarantaine d’années employés à redéfinir leurs cultures. L’article explore en profondeur deux recueils d’essais amérindiens récents : Susan Lobo & Steve Talbot, eds. Native American Voices: A Reader. New York: Longman, 1998; Duane Champagne, ed. Contemporary Native American Cultural Issues. Walnut Creek : AltaMira Press, 1999. Le sujet est hautement sensible et politique, aussi j’aurai soin de rendre fidèlement compte des opinions exprimées par les auteurs tout en n’oubliant pas le contexte politique de la société dominante.This paper focuses on Native American cultural initiatives and current debates. Too often, North American Indians have been confined to their tragic history and shown as dependent and helpless. Yet Native American intellectuals and militants have been engaged in cultural re-definition in the last forty years. The paper will draw extensively from two recent collections of essays: Susan Lobo & Steve Talbot, eds. Native American Voices: A Reader. New York: Longman, 1998; Duane Champagne, ed. Contemporary Native American Cultural Issues. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 1999. The subject is highly sensitive and political, therefore I will be careful to give both a faithful account of the authors’ views without ignoring the political context of the dominant society.El artículo presenta las iniciativas culturales y los debates actuales en el mundo amerindio de América del Norte. Muy a menudo, los Indios de América fueron encerrados en su historia trágica y descritos como seres dependientes e indefensos. Sin

  7. Regulatory Challenges for Indonesia in Embarking on Nuclear Power

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    Indonesia has been planning to build Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) since the 1970's. Nevertheless, due to problems including some nuclear accidents abroad and monetary crisis, the program is immaterialized so far. In recent years, in anticipation of domestic energy crisis, nuclear program is revitalized. In the current situation, nuclear program is facing various challenges, primarily the regulatory challenges including public perception, political situation, brain drain, public confidence, and international confidence. In coping with these challenges, several efforts have been done. For instance, to deals with public perception, BATAN is making continuous effort in order to win confidence from the public and the decision makers toward nuclear energy. In order to prepare human resources, several programs related to nuclear science and technology is established in several higher education institutions. One of the most importance milestones in the effort of nuclear energy utilization was the enactment of Act No. 10 on Nuclear Energy. The Act demands the establishment of regulatory body and clear separation between regulatory body and promoting body. Nuclear program in Indonesia encountered the most unfavorable situation in the 1990's. Nowadays, due to the concerns in global energy crisis and dwindling of oil reserve in Indonesia, the national nuclear program is again brought into consideration. (author)

  8. Distribution of 241Am in offspring from BALB/c mice injected with 241Am at 14 days of gestation: relation to calcium and iron metabolism and comparison with distribution of 241Am after injection of adults

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    Pregnant mice were given intravenous injections of 241 Am citrate at 14 days of gestation. The fetal skeleton had a higher or similar uptake of 241Am per gram of fresh tissue than the liver. The liver in adults concentrated 5 to 20 times more 241 Am per gram of fresh tissue than the bones. Measurement of changes in calcium and iron content and concentration with time, showed that in developing mice intensive calcification of bones determined uptake of 241Am. The 241Am uptake was related to calcium concentration of the fetal bones, which was greater at 14 days of gestation in the anterior bones, mandibles and calvaria, than in ribs and femurs. Transfer of 241Am to pups via milk resulted in further accumulation of 241Am in skeleton and liver. The incorporation in the skeleton persisted after weaning and contributed to the lifetime body burden. The 241Am concentration decreased rapidly with time after injection in relation to growth of the organs. Radiation dose rates and cumulative radiation doses were calculated for liver and bones of contaminated offspring. (author)

  9. Extraction chromatographic studies on Am(III) and U(VI) using Cyanex-923 impregnated Chromosorb W in nitric acid medium

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    The uptake of Am(III) and U(VI) has been investigated under varying nitric acid concentrations (0.01-3 M HNO3) by an extraction chromatographic resin material viz. Cyanex-923 coated on Chromosorb W. Whereas quantitative sorption of U(VI) was observed throughout the [HNO3] range, DAm values showed a maximum at 0.1 M HNO3. Presence of 5 M NaNO3 enhanced the DAm values significantly up to 0.1 M HNO3. In column experiments, breakthrough capacity was evaluated as 42 ± 2 mg of Nd(Am) per gram of the resin material. 1.5 ml of 8 M HNO3 was sufficient to elute ∼ 98.5% of the sorbed Nd(Am). (author)

  10. RICH - A new AMS facility at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels, Belgium

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    Boudin, Mathieu; Van Strydonck, Mark; van den Brande, Tess; Synal, Hans-Arno; Wacker, Luckas

    2015-10-01

    Since 1989 the radiocarbon dating lab has their own graphitization system for 14C AMS dating but RICH (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage) did not possess their own AMS and measurements were carried out in collaboration with other AMS facilities. In April 2013 the Micadas (Mini Carbon Dating System) AMS was installed at RICH in Brussels and after 1.5 year operation the high stability and performance of the Micadas can be demonstrated by repeated analyses of primary standard OXA II and secondary standards. Results of unknown samples measured on the RICH-Micadas and on other AMS systems are in good agreement.

  11. The read-out electronics of the AMS prototype RICH detector

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    A Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) counter dedicated to the AMS experiment is under development. An integrated circuit has been designed with the Austriamicrosystems 0.6 πm CMOS technology to process the signals of the 16 anode PMTs used in the photon detection. To improve the detector compactness, the read out electronics is placed very close to the PMTs. This lead to the design of a detection cell that comprises: a light guide, a PMT, a high voltage divider, an analog front end chip and an analog to digital converter. The analog front-end chips were extensively and successfully tested in a laboratory environment, 96 of them are now mounted on the RICH prototype. Tests with cosmic rays have started. Ion beam tests are planed in a near future. (authors)

  12. The read-out electronics of the AMS prototype RICH detector

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    A Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) counter dedicated to the AMS experiment is under development. An integrated circuit has been designed with the Austriamicrosystems 0.6 μm CMOS technology to process the signals of the 16 anode PMTs used in the photon detection. To improve the detector compactness, the read-out electronics is placed very close to the PMTs. This lead to the design of a detection cell that comprises: a light guide, a PMT, a high-voltage divider, an analog front-end chip and an analog to digital converter. The analog front-end chips were extensively and successfully tested in a laboratory environment, 96 of them are now mounted on the RICH prototype. Tests with cosmic rays have started. Ion beam tests are planed in a near future

  13. Characterization of the neutron field of the 241AmBe in a calibration room

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    The field of neutrons produced by an isotopic source of neutrons of 241 Am Be had been characterized. The characterization was carried out modeling those relevant details of the calibration room and simulating the neutron transport at different distances of the source. The calculated spectra were used to determine the equivalent environmental dose rate. A series of experiments were carried out with the Bonner sphere spectrometric system to measure the spectra in the same points where the calculations were carried out and with these spectra the rates of environmental dose were calculated. By means of a one sphere dosemeter type Berthold the rates of environmental dose were measured. To the one to compare the calculated spectra and measured its were found small differences in the group of the thermal neutrons due to the elementary composition used during the simulation. When comparing the derived rates starting from the calculated spectra with those measured it was found a maxim difference smaller to 13%. (Author)

  14. Construction and qualification of the Power Supply system of the AMS-02 Tracker detector

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    Menichelli, M.; Accardo, L.; Ambrosi, G.; Battiston, R.; Bizzarri, M.; Blasko, S.; Cosson, D.; Fiori, E.M.; Maris, O.; Papi, A.; Scolieri, G. [INFN, Sez. Di Perugia, via Pascoli, 06100 Perugia (Italy)

    2007-04-15

    The AMS-02 Tracker power supply system, described in this paper, has been designed optimizing noise performances, modularity and efficiency. The power is distributed starting from a 28V line coming from the power distribution system is converted into the needed voltages by means of DC-DC converters, and for bias supply and front-end voltages is post-regulated by means of linear regulators. Components Off The Shelf (COTS) have been extensively used in the construction of this power supply, however various radiation test campaigns have been performed in order to verify the reliability of these components. The power supply architecture developed for the tracker detector has been used as a guideline for the development of the power supplies for the other detectors in the experiment.

  15. Early expectations of AMS: Greater ages and tiny fractions: One failure? One success

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    Two of the early expectations of Accelerator Mass Spectroscopy were extension to greater 14C ages than possible with beta counting, and applications using tiny amount of carbon. We examine each in the light of our experiences. Although 14N ions are generated spontaneously and copiously in our FN tandem accelerator, the system per se is capable of age determinations as great as 90,000 years. However, 14C contamination, apparently introduced principally during the chemical steps of sample preparation, imposes a limit of about 50,000 years. In this respect AMS is a mixed success. However, application to small fractions is a well-known success. We have applied this advantage to the study of the organic carbon components present in the Amazon River and in deep sea cores. 10 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab

  16. Photochemical reactions of Am(V) in bicarbonate-carbonate solutions

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    The effect of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on Am(V) in sodium carbonate and bicarbonate solutions of pH 9.00 - 11.40 was studied by spectrophotometry. An Am(IV) + Am(VI) mixture was formed at pH 9 to 10; however, the conversion of Am(V) did not exceed 60 - 70%. The reaction rate order with respect to Am(V) was about 1. A quantum yield for the reaction on photolysis with light of λ = 337 nm was estimated at 0.003. The reaction rate and the conversion of Am(V) were decreased with increasing pH. The reaction started with the absorption of a UV quantum by a carbonate complex of Am(V). Its first step was presumably the electron transfer either from a water molecule to Am(V) in the coordination sphere of the excited carbonate complex of Am(V) or between two Am(V) ions in an excimer involving an excited and an unexcited carbonate complex of Am(V)

  17. Evidence of radiolytic oxidation of 241Am in Na+/Cl-HCO3-/CO32- media

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    This paper examines Americium behavior in Cl- media at room temperature in connection with environmental and waste disposal programs. Most published values on U, Np, Pu and Am complexation in chloride media have been determined using extraction methods. Spectrophotometric techniques are not sensitive enough to prove actinide complexation by chloride, which is confirmed in this paper for Am(III). Am(OH)3(s), AmOHCO3(s), Am2(CO3)3(s) or NaAm(CO3)2(s) solid phases can control the Am solubility, depending on the chemical conditions of the aqueous phase (usually PCO2). 241Am solubility is here found to be higher in NaCl 4M media than in NaCl 0.1 M (up to 3 orders of magnitude). Addition of a reducing agent (metallic iron) lowers the solubility. After a week, solubilities in NaCl 0.1 M and 4 M are similar. These results are consistent with Am(III) radiolytic oxidation to Am(V), due to α radiations. Little evidence of Cl- or mixed Cl--CO32- complexes is found in these conditions. In Na+-OH--Cl- media, 241Am(III) oxidation had also been proposed. Slow kinetics of precipitation could induce experimental uncertainties

  18. Electrochemical oxidation of 243Am(III) in nitric acid by a terpyridyl-derivatized electrode

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    Dares, C. J.; Lapides, A. M.; Mincher, B. J.; Meyer, T. J.

    2015-11-05

    A high surface area, tin-doped indium oxide electrode surface-derivatized with a terpyridine ligand has been applied to the oxidation of trivalent americium to Am(V) and Am(VI) in nitric acid. Potentials as low as 1.8 V vs. the saturated calomel electrode are used, 0.7 V lower than the 2.6 V potential for one-electron oxidation of Am(III) to Am(IV) in 1 M acid. This simple electrochemical procedure provides, for the first time, a method for accessing the higher oxidation states of Am in non-complexing media for developing the coordination chemistries of Am(V) and Am(VI) and, more importantly, for separation of americium from nuclear waste streams.

  19. Technological developments for strontium-90 determination using AMS

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    Satou, Yukihiko; Sueki, Keisuke; Sasa, Kimikazu; Matsunaka, Tetsuya; Takahashi, Tsutomu; Shibayama, Nao; Izumi, Daiki; Kinoshita, Norikazu; Matsuzaki, Hiroyuki

    2015-10-01

    Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is one of method used for 90Sr determination. It would enable rapid 90Sr measurements from environmental samples such as water, soil, and milk. However, routine analysis of 90Sr using AMS has not yet been achieved because of difficulties associated with isobaric separation and production of intense negative ion beams characterized by currents from hundreds of nanoamperes to several microamperes. We have developed a rapid procedure for preparing samples with optimum compositions for use with AMS, which enables production of intense Sr beam currents from an ion source. Samples of SrF2 were prepared from a standard Sr solution and agricultural soil. The time required to prepare a SrF2 sample from a soil sample was 10 h. Negative 88SrF3- ions were successfully extracted at 500 nA from mixed samples of SrF2 and PbF2. In the present work, negative ions of 90Zr, included as an impurity, were accelerated with a tandem accelerator operated at a terminal voltage of 5 MV. Ions characterized by a charge state of 6+ were channeled into a gas counter. An atomic ratio of 90Zr/88Sr of 3 × 10-8 was estimated for the soil sample. No signal was detected from the assay of PbF2, which was pressed in an aluminum cathode, for a mass number of 90. PbF2 revealed good performance in the production of negative SrF3- molecular ion beams and detection of 90Sr with a gas counter.

  20. La violencia homicida en América Latina

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    Roberto BRICEÑO-LEÓN

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo analiza la situación de la violencia homicida en América Latina, cuál es su ubicación en la situación mundial de violencia y cuáles serían las posibles explicaciones para el lugar que ocupa. Utilizando la base de datos de la Organización Mundial de la Salud se clasifican las regiones por su tasa de homicidios y se ubica a América Latina como la región más violenta. Los países de América Latina son clasificados en cuatro grupos de acuerdo a la relación de su tasa de homicidios con la tasa media mundial y se caracterizan socialmente las víctimas.Para interpretar esa situación se relacionan con los niveles de urbanización y pobreza y se presentan los factores que pueden originar, fomentar y facilitar el incremento o disminución de los homicidios y su potencial utilidad en las políticas públicas.ABSTRACT: This article explores the situation of homicide violence in Latin America, its position within the worlds violence situation and the possible explanations for that position. Using the data bases of the World Health Organization, regions are classified by their homicide rates, which puts Latin America as the most violent region. Latin American countries are set in four groups according to the relation of their homicide rates with the world’s rate, and a social classification of victims is built. For interpreting this situation, those factors are put in relation with the levels of urbanization and poverty, and the possible causes of the increase or decrease of homicides are presented, as well as their potential utility for public policy making.

  1. Performance in space of the AMS-02 RICH detector

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    Giovacchini, F., E-mail: francesca.giovacchini@cern.ch

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    AMS-02 was successfully installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in May 2011, to perform precise measurements of galactic cosmic rays in the 100 MV to few TV magnetic rigidity range. Among several specialized sub-detectors, AMS-02 includes a Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector (RICH), which provides a precise measurement of the particle charge and velocity. The Cherenkov light is produced in a radiator made of silica aerogel and sodium fluoride and collected by means of an array of photomultiplier tubes. Since its launch to space, the detector has been taking data without failures; its functionality and data integrity are monitored and show stable response. In order to achieve the optimal detector performance, calibrations have been performed to account for the dependence of the photodetectors response on temperature and for effective non-uniformities in the detector. The knowledge gathered of the photon yield at the percent level resulted in a charge resolution of 0.3 charge units for He and 0.5 charge units for Si ions. The required precision in the measurements of the particle velocity at the per mil level demanded a more accurate determination of the aerogel refractive index. A map of the aerogel radiator refractive index has been directly inferred from in-flight high statistics data with a precision of Δn/n<2×10{sup −5} on average and its stability with time has also been checked. Finally, a velocity resolution of ∼0.8×10{sup −3} for He and ∼0.5×10{sup −3} for Z>5 ions has been obtained. - Highlights: • AMS-02 RICH detector is fully operational in space and monitored from ground. • Detector calibration for t-dependent and t-independent effects is performed. • Aerogel refractive index fine map has been obtained and its stability checked. • Charge and velocity resolution fulfill design requirements.

  2. Meet the aggies; internship experience at the Texas A&M University

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    2013-01-01

    “Welcome to the United States of America” the lines I had heard quite a few times in movies and sitcoms. Yet here I was listening to it, jet lagged and sleep deprived after roughly 24 hrs of flying, having just completed the immigration clearance at George Bush International Airport, Houston.

  3. 3rd Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME) - In Conjunction with AmI-2010

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    Lugmayr, Artur; Stockleben, Bjoern; Kaario, Juha; Pogorelc, Bogdan; Risse, Thomas

    The SAME workshop takes place for the 3rd time in 2010, and it's theme in this year was creating the business value-creation, vision, media theories and technology for ambient media. SAME differs from other workshops due to its interactive and creative touch and going beyond simple powerpoint presentations. Several results will be published by AMEA - the AMbient Media Association (www.ambientmediaassociation.org.

  4. Who am I - and if so, where? An experiment on personality in online virtual realities

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    B.G. Aas; K. Meyerbröker; P.M.G. Emmelkamp

    2010-01-01

    Virtual realities form a new technical platform, raising scientific questions about the human mind, communication and identity. There is hardly any scientific research on the influence of a virtual reality on the identity perception and the personality of a user of these virtual realities. The prese

  5. Who am I - and if so, where? An experiment on personality in online virtual realities

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    Aas, B.G.; Meyerbröker, K.; Emmelkamp, P.M.G

    2010-01-01

    Virtual realities form a new technical platform, raising scientific questions about the human mind, communication and identity. There is hardly any scientific research on the influence of a virtual reality on the identity perception and the personality of a user of these virtual realities. The present study attempts to contribute to filling this gap by assessing the potential difference between real-life personality and the ‘virtual’ avatar personality using the online virtual world of Second...

  6. Chancen der Beteiligung privater Haushalte am Produktivvermögen

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    Thiele, Silke

    2000-01-01

    Unter den jetzigen Rahmenbedingungen halten im Durchschnitt lediglich 12 % der Haushalte der alten bzw. 3 % der Haushalte der neuen Bundesländer Aktien, d.h. dieser Anteil an Haushalten beteiligt sich bereits freiwillig am Produktivvermögen. Um Beteiligungen in größerem Umfang zu realisieren, müßten folglich hohe Anreize geschaffen werden. Die geringsten Präferenzen Aktien zu bilden, haben Haushalte mit geringem Einkommen, geringer Vermögensstreuung und geringem Vermögen. Die Präferenzen dies...

  7. Electronic structure of polycrystalline Cd metal using 241Am radioisotope

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    Dhaka, M. S.; Sharma, G.; Mishra, M. C.; Sharma, B. K.

    2014-04-01

    Electronic structure study of the polycrystalline cadmium metal is reported. The experimental measurement is undertaken on a polycrystalline sheet sample using 59.54 keV radioisotope of 241Am. These results are compared with the ab initio calculations. The theoretical calculations are performed using linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) method employing the density functional theories (DFT) and Hartree-Fock (HF) and augmented plane wave (APW) methods. The spherically averaged APW and LCAO based theoretical Compton profiles are in good agreement with the experimental measurement however the APW based theoretical calculations show best agreement.

  8. Bats: A new tool for AMS data reduction

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    Wacker, L., E-mail: Wacker@phys.ethz.c [Ion Beam Physics, ETH Zurich (Switzerland); Christl, M.; Synal, H.-A. [Ion Beam Physics, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

    2010-04-15

    A data evaluation program was developed at ETH Zurich to meet the requirements of the new compact AMS systems MICADAS and TANDY in addition to the large EN-Tandem accelerator. The program, called 'BATS', is designed to automatically calculate standard and blank corrected results for measured samples. After almost one year of routine operation with the MICADAS C-14 system BATS has proven to be an easy to use data reduction tool that requires minimal user input. Here we present the fundamental principle and the algorithms used in BATS for standard-sized radiocarbon measurements.

  9. AMS dating of early shellmounds of the Southeastern Brazilian coast

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    Lima, T. A. [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Museu Nacional. Dept. de Antropologia; Macario, K.D.; Anjos, R.M.; Gomes, P.R.S. [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Coimbra, M.M. [Universidade Estadual de Londrina, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Fisica; Elmore, D. [Purdue Univ., IN (United States). Purdue Rare Isotopes Measurement Lab.

    2003-06-01

    This paper discusses the chronology of prehistoric settlements of the central-south Brazilian coast. A charcoal sample from a coastal shell mound of Rio de Janeiro State was dated by {sup 14} C-AMS to 7, 860+- 80 years B P as part of an interdisciplinary project between physicists and archaeologists. This is an unexpected result that reinforces two similar previous early dates for the same region, which were questioned by Brazilian archaeologists because they implied in pulling back by some two thousand years the antiquity consensually accepted for the settlement of that region. (author)

  10. Quantitative metabolism using AMS: Choosing a labeled precursor

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    Links, Jennifer [Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry L-397, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551 (United States); Palmblad, Magnus [Department of Parasitology, Leiden University, Leiden (Netherlands); Ognibene, Ted; Turteltaub, Ken [Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry L-397, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551 (United States); Bench, Graham, E-mail: bench1@llnl.go [Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry L-397, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551 (United States)

    2010-04-15

    Biological radioisotope studies suffer from a lack of sensitive measurement techniques and therefore traditionally require large amounts of labeled material to produce a measurable signal. Such quantities of materials are often significantly higher than naturally-occurring levels preventing these studies from replicating physiological conditions. AMS affords the sensitivity necessary to perform biological radioisotope studies with low levels of labeled material that preserve physiological conditions. The choice of labeled material can substantially affect the ease of interpretation and comprehensiveness of these studies. Here, the benefits and limitations of whole-cell labeling with {sup 14}C-glucose and targeted pathway labeling with {sup 14}C-nicotinic acid are discussed and compared.

  11. Seventies, Le choc de la photographie américaine

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    Sophie Hedtmann

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Jeffrey K. Silverthorne, Ugly Pat, 1972. BnF, dpt des Estampes et de la photographie, ©Jeffrey K. Silverthorne Arthur Tress, Série Shadow, 1975. BnF, dpt des Estampes et de la photographie © Arthur Tress70’. Le choc de la photographie américaine, par Anne Biroleau et Gilles Mora, éditions Hazan, 2008La Bibliothèque nationale de France expose jusqu’au 25 janvier une partie infime de sa collection établie entre 1969 et 1996 par Jean-Claude Lemagny, alors conservateur du département photographiq...

  12. Realidad aumentada para el Museo de América

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    Caro Martínez, Marta; Hernando Hernández, David

    2015-01-01

    La Realidad Aumentada es una tecnología que permite aumentar el mundo real que percibimos con elementos virtuales interactivos. En esta memoria describimos el uso de esta tecnología para crear personajes que dan vida a un mapa mudo que está dentro del Museo de América de Madrid y proporcionan información sobre las culturas presentes en el museo. Veremos de una manera detallada cómo ha sido el proceso evolutivo desde la idea inicial, para luego plasmarla en papel y finalmente llegar a una apli...

  13. Paul A.M. Dirac's The Principles of Quantum Mechanics

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    Brown, Laurie M.

    2006-12-01

    Paul A.M. Dirac’s book, The Principles of Quantum Mechanics, summarized the foundations of a new science, much of which was his own creation. It expressed the spirit of the new quantum mechanics, creating a descriptive language that we still use. I discuss the successive editions of Dirac’s book and their critical reception, noting changes, especially in the formulation of the general theory and in its treatment of relativistic quantum theory and quantum electrodynamics. In the case of the later editions, I discuss Dirac’s negative attitude toward renormalized quantum electrodynamics.

  14. Les artistes américains et le Louvre

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    Catherine Van der Rest

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Exposition présentée à Paris au musée du Louvre, du 14 juin 2006 au 18 septembre 2006, coorganisée avec la Terra Foundation for American Art, et avec le soutien de la Florence Gould Foundation.Commissaires de l’exposition : Elizabeth Kennedy, conservateur, chargée des collections à la Terra Foundation for American Art et Olivier Meslay, conservateur au musée du Louvre, département des Peintures.L’exposition des peintres américains au Louvre commence et finit avec un constat de manque, dont l’...

  15. A new compact AMS system at Peking University

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    Liu Kexin [Key Laboratory of Heavy Ion Physics, Ministry of Education and Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)]. E-mail: kxliu@pku.edu.cn; Ding Xingfang [Key Laboratory of Heavy Ion Physics, Ministry of Education and Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Fu Dongpo [Key Laboratory of Heavy Ion Physics, Ministry of Education and Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Pan Yan [School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Wu Xiaohong [School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Guo Zhiyu [Key Laboratory of Heavy Ion Physics, Ministry of Education and Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Zhou Liping [Key Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes, Ministry of Education and College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2007-06-15

    A compact {sup 14}C AMS system manufactured by the National Electrostatics Corporation has been installed at the Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University. The system is based on a Model 1.5SDH-1 Pelletron accelerator with a maximum terminal voltage of 0.6 MV. The {sup 14}C measurement accuracy with this system is better than 0.4% and the machine background is lower than 0.03 pMC. The performance of the new system, especially the background and the {delta}{sup 13}C measurements, is presented. Several important applications are also described briefly.

  16. Lunar Surface Stirling Power Systems Using Am-241

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    Schmitz, Paul C.; Penswick, L. Barry; Shaltens, Richard K.

    2009-01-01

    For many years NASA has used the decay of Pu-238 (in the form of the General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS)) as a heat source for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG), which have provided electrical power for many NASA missions. While RTG's have an impressive reliability record for the missions in which they have been used, their relatively low thermal to electric conversion efficiency (-5% efficiency) and the scarcity of Plutoinium-238 (Pu-238) has led NASA to consider other power conversion technologies. NASA is considering returning both robotic and human missions to the lunar surface and, because of the long lunar nights (14 earth days) isotope power systems are an attractive candidate to generate electrical power. NASA is currently developing the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) as a candidate higher efficiency power system that produces greater than 160 watts with 2 GPHS modules at the beginning of life (BOL) (-30% efficiency). The ASRG uses the same Pu-238 GPHS modules, which are used in RTG, but by coupling them to a Stirling convertor provides a 4-fold reduction in the number of GPHS modules. This study considers the use of Americium 241 (Am-241) as a substitute for the Pu-238 in Stirling convertor based Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) for power levels from 1 O's of watts to 5 kWe. The Am-241 is used as a replacement for the Pu-238 in GPHS modules. Depending on power level, different Stirling heat input and removal systems are modeled. It was found that substituting Am-241 GPHS modules into the ASRG reduces power output by about 1/5 while maintaining approximately the same system mass. In order to obtain the nominal 160 watts electrical output of the Pu-238 ASRG requires 10 Am-241 GPHS modules. Higher power systems require changing from conductive coupling heat input and removal from the Stirling convertor to either pumped loops or heat pipes. Liquid metal pumped loops are considered as the primary heat transportation on the hot end and

  17. América Latina y la crisis internacional

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    Saller, Germán

    2009-01-01

    La crisis financiera internacional está haciendo estragos no sólo financieros sino reales en las economías centrales. A partir de un análisis de la balanza de pagos, el tipo de cambio y el PBI de las economías de Chile, Brasil, México y Argentina, en la presente nota se analiza el impacto diferencial de los efectos de la crisis entre estas economías. En América Latina los resultados son neutros a nivel financiero y negativos para las economías muy conectadas con el centro (México y Chile). Ar...

  18. "In doubt we publish" : Bericht zur Podiumsdiskussion am 9. November

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    Jonjic, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    „In doubt we publish: Wikileaks as a threat to diplomacy and democracy?“ –unter diesem Titel diskutierten am vergangenen Mittwoch im Anschluss anden WikiLeaks Workshop Wolfram v. Heynitz vom Planungsstab des Auswärtigen Amtes, Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber von der Universität Duisburg-Essen und Guido Strack vom Whistleblower Netzwerk e.V.Unter der Moderation von Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff und Prof. Dr.Christopher Daase sollten einerseits generelle Fragen des Leakens thematisiert werden, aber au...

  19. AMS dating of early shellmounds of the Southeastern Brazilian coast

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    This paper discusses the chronology of prehistoric settlements of the central-south Brazilian coast. A charcoal sample from a coastal shell mound of Rio de Janeiro State was dated by 14 C-AMS to 7, 860+- 80 years B P as part of an interdisciplinary project between physicists and archaeologists. This is an unexpected result that reinforces two similar previous early dates for the same region, which were questioned by Brazilian archaeologists because they implied in pulling back by some two thousand years the antiquity consensually accepted for the settlement of that region. (author)

  20. A new compact AMS system at Peking University

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    A compact 14C AMS system manufactured by the National Electrostatics Corporation has been installed at the Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University. The system is based on a Model 1.5SDH-1 Pelletron accelerator with a maximum terminal voltage of 0.6 MV. The 14C measurement accuracy with this system is better than 0.4% and the machine background is lower than 0.03 pMC. The performance of the new system, especially the background and the δ13C measurements, is presented. Several important applications are also described briefly