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  1. Determinación cualitativa de giberelinas y auxinas por cromatografía de capa fina

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    Grolamys Castillo; Grisel Ortega; Viviana Carabeo; Grizel Delgado; Georgina Michelena

    2007-01-01

    Las fitohormonas son sustancias endógenas bioactivas sintetizadas por las plantas en concentraciones fisiológicas, con el fin de controlar diversos procesos metabólicos. Dentro de este grupo de sustancias, dos de las más importantes por su incidencia en el rendimiento y calidad de las cosechas son las Giberelinas (GAs) y las Auxinas. Diversas técnicas cromatográficas como la Cromatografía de Capa Fina (CCF), la Cromatografía de Gases (CG) y la Cromatografía Líquida de Alta Resolución (CLAR) h...

  2. Aplicación de la tecnología fotovoltaica de capa fina en empresas de sector logístico

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    Gutiérrez Bernal, Mª Araceli

    2014-01-01

    En el presente proyecto se va a estudiar la tecnología solar fotovoltaica de capa fina sobre la cubierta de las naves industriales en dos polígonos de Cataluña, concretamente uno en Lleida y otro de Tarragona. Entre las diferentes modalidades de captación solar se ha elegido la tecnología flexible y se va a hacer un estudio energético, económico y medioambiental Uno de los objetivos principales de la instalación fotovoltaica a implementar es el autoconsumo, comparando la generación de ener...

  3. Detección por cromatografía de capa fina (CCF) de metabolitos antinfúngicos producidos de Pseudomonas aeruginosa cepa PSS

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    Magdalena Lorenzo; Alina Frías; Pilar Villa; Maybis del Valle

    2006-01-01

    Se muestran los resultados preliminares obtenidos de la detección de extractos orgánicos de metabolitos antifúngicos de Pseudomonas aeruginosa cepa PSS por cromatografía de capa fina (CCF). Las extracciones fueron llevadas a cabo con acetato de etilo y la fase orgánica se analizó por TLC empleando el sistema de solvente cloroformo: acetona (3:1) como fase móvil. Para discernir el metabolito con actividad antifúngica se realizó un ensayo de Bioautografía utilizando el hongo Aspergillus flavus....

  4. Determinación cualitativa de giberelinas y auxinas por cromatografía de capa fina

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    Grolamys Castillo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las fitohormonas son sustancias endógenas bioactivas sintetizadas por las plantas en concentraciones fisiológicas, con el fin de controlar diversos procesos metabólicos. Dentro de este grupo de sustancias, dos de las más importantes por su incidencia en el rendimiento y calidad de las cosechas son las Giberelinas (GAs y las Auxinas. Diversas técnicas cromatográficas como la Cromatografía de Capa Fina (CCF, la Cromatografía de Gases (CG y la Cromatografía Líquida de Alta Resolución (CLAR han sido utilizadas para la determinación de fitohormonas. La CCF resulta ser una opción más sencilla y económica, útil para el seguimiento de rutina de la fermentación. Se lograron establecer dos métodos analíticos para la determinación cualitativa de Giberelinas y Auxinas en caldos de fermentación como métodos alternativos más sencillos y menos costosos que la CLAR. Para la CCF de GAs se utilizó una placa de Sílica gel G y como sistema de disolventes cloroformo/acetato de etilo/ácido acético glacial (5:4:1. El revelador consistió en una mezcla de ácido sulfúrico-etanol (95:5. Para las Auxinas se utilizó una placa de Silica gel HF254 y como sistema de disolventes benceno/acetato de etilo/ácido acético (70:25:5. Se utilizó como revelador la disolución de Salkowski. Los métodos de análisis por CCF, establecidos tanto para las GAs como para las Auxinas, permitieron definir que la extracción líquido-líquido permite purificar de cierta manera los caldos de fermentación y verificar la presencia de estos compuestos y otros metabolitos, en los caldos fermentados y en sus extractos.

  5. Frequência de rupturas agudas de placas e fibroateromas de capa fina em locais de estenose máxima Frecuencia de rupturas agudas de placas y fibroateromas de capa fina en locales de estenosis máxima Frequency of acute plaque ruptures and thin cap atheromas at sites of maximal stenosis

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    Fabio Tavora

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Poucos estudos de autópsia relacionam locais de fibroateromas de capa fina (FCF a locais de ruptura aguda de placas em artérias responsáveis, e locais de estreitamento máximo em artérias não responsáveis. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do presente estudo foi quantificar e localizar a frequência de FCF em relação aos locais de estenose máxima em placas ateroscleróticas. MÉTODOS: Estudamos 88 corações em vítimas de morte súbita devido a um tromo coronariano sobreposta a ruptura aguda da placa. Fibroateromas de capa fina foram definidos como capa fibrosa FUNDAMENTO: Pocos estudios de autopsia relacionan locales de fibroateromas de capa fina (FCF a locales de ruptura aguda de placas en arterias responsables, y locales de estrechamiento máximo en arterias no responsables. OBJETIVO: El objetivo del presente estudio fue cuantificar y localizar la frecuencia de FCF con relación a los locales de estenosis máxima en placas ateroscleróticas. MÉTODOS: Estudiamos 88 corazones en víctimas de muerte súbita debido a un trombo coronario sobrepuesto a ruptura aguda de la placa. Fibroateromas de capa fina fueron definidos como capa fibrosa BACKGROUND: There have been few autopsy studies relating sites of thin cap atheroma (TCFA to sites of acute plaque rupture in culprit arteries, and sites of maximal narrowing in non-culprit arteries. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to quantify and locate the frequency of TCFA related to the sites of maximal stenosis in atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS: We studied 88 hearts in victims of sudden death dying with coronary thrombus overlying acute plaque rupture. Thin cap atheromas were defined as fibrous cap < 65 microns overlying a necrotic core. Percent luminal narrowing was determined at the sites of plaque rupture and thin cap atheromas. RESULTS: There were 81 men and 7 women, mean age 50 years ± 9 SD. The plaque rupture was the site of maximal luminal narrowing in 47% of culprit arteries. TCFAs were present in

  6. Detección por cromatografía de capa fina (CCF de metabolitos antinfúngicos producidos de Pseudomonas aeruginosa cepa PSS

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    Magdalena Lorenzo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se muestran los resultados preliminares obtenidos de la detección de extractos orgánicos de metabolitos antifúngicos de Pseudomonas aeruginosa cepa PSS por cromatografía de capa fina (CCF. Las extracciones fueron llevadas a cabo con acetato de etilo y la fase orgánica se analizó por TLC empleando el sistema de solvente cloroformo: acetona (3:1 como fase móvil. Para discernir el metabolito con actividad antifúngica se realizó un ensayo de Bioautografía utilizando el hongo Aspergillus flavus. Como resultado, se observó una mancha con Rf entre 0.70-0.80 detectada a luz ultravioleta (255 nm y revelada con vainillina que presenta actividad antifúngica, por lo que es posible de una manera preliminar detectar los metabolitos antifúngicos mediante la combinación de estos dos métodos.

  7. ICF

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    Federal tax credits for producing U.S. unconventional gas should be changed to restore original energy objectives of Congress, says ICF Resources Inc., Fairfax, Va. This paper reports that ICF suggests how Section 29 tax credits might be changed in an analysis drawing on a confidential survey of 60 producers of unconventional gas resources (UGRs) and two earlier ICF Section 29 studies. The analysis comes at a time when Section 29 incentives are stirring debate in Congress and controversy in the U.S. gas industry. ICF says Section 29 credits for developing and producing UGRs no longer provide the incentives Congress intended because, despite sweeping changes in the U.S. gas industry, the credit's scope and mechanism have not changed since its inception in 1980. The company says Congress implemented Section 29 to speed development and production of unconventional gas, mostly in marginal or otherwise uneconomic tight sand, coal seam, and Devonian shale reservoirs

  8. Identificación de aminoácidos libres por cromatografía de capa fina en jugo fresco de naranja (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck variedad “Valencia”

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    Myrna Luisa Medina Bracamonte

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el interés de aportar al conocimiento de los aminoácidos libres en el jugo de naranja “Valencia” producido en Venezuela, se propuso aplicar cromatografía de capa fina, al jugo recién extraído de 2 lotes de naranjas “Valencia” adquiridas en mercados locales diferentes de la ciudad de Caracas. El jugo se centrifugó a 960 g (15 min-1. El sobrenadante se homogeneizó con igual volumen de etanol 95 % (v/v, por 3 s y se centrifugó a 900 g (15 min-1. Se ajustó el pH del sobrenadante a 1,7. Se pasó 30 mL del sobrenadante acondicionado a una columna de intercambio iónico de poliestireno activada en forma de H+ (6 x 1,7 cm. El volumen del eluato recogido se evaporó a 40 ºC a vacío hasta sequedad. El residuo seco se suspendió en 2,5 mL de una solución metanol:agua 50:50 (v/v a pH 1,7 y de allí se tomó una muestra de 5 μL con una micropipeta digital Calibra® 822, capacidad 2-20 μL y se aplicó sobre cromatofolios de sílica gel 60 para la cromatografía bidireccional: solvente I, cloroformo:metanol:amoníaco 25 % (v/v 40:40:20; solvente II, fenol:agua 80:20 (m/v. Hubo diferencias en el número de aminoácidos revelados e identificados entre los jugos de ambos lotes. Ambos cromatogramas coincidieron en 8 de los aminoácidos revelados: ácido aspártico, serina, alanina, valina, metionina, prolina, probablemente triptófano y/o fenilalanina y uno no identificado. En ambos predominó prolina y en ambos se identificó el ácido aspártico predominando en el lote 2 en proporción muy similar a la de prolina. El jugo del lote 2 se caracterizó por mayor índice de madurez y de nitrógeno aminoacídico que el jugo del lote 1, en donde el ácido aspártico estuvo en muy baja proporción. También se identificó metionina. Solo en el lote 1 se identificó lisina, ácido glutámico, asparagina y tirosina.

  9. Capa fotod muuseumi

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    1998-01-01

    Robert Capa vend kinkis Madriidi Kuninganna Sofia Kunstikeskusele Hispaania kodusõda käsitleva kuulsa fotoseeria, mille hulgas on Robert Capa (õige nimega Endre Friedmann; 1913-1954) rahvusvaheliselt tuntuks teinud ja Hispaania kodusõja sümboliks muutunud foto 'Langenud vabatahtlik' 1936. aastast. Fotod pannakse avalikkusele välja 23. nov.

  10. TOTAL FINA ELF. Annual report 2002

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    This document is the annual report 2002 of Total-Fina-Elf society, great company on the hydrocarbons market. According to the company objective (set the standard not only with the financial performance, but also with stringent requirements in terms of social and environmental responsibility), it presents the Chairman message, the corporate governance, the social and environmental responsibility, the future of energy, the human resources policy, the investor relations, the overview of Total-Fina-Elf fiscal year with financial information and 2002 industrial events. (A.L.B.)

  11. TotalFinaElf Factbook 2002

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    This report presents the activities and results of the Group Total-Fina-Elf for the year 2002. It brings information and economic data on the following topics: the corporate and business; the upstream activities with the reserves, the costs, standardized measure and changes of discounted future net cash flow,oil and gas acreage, drilling, liquefied natural gas, pipelines; downstream activities with refining and marketing maps, refinery, petroleum products, sales, retail gasoline outlets; chemicals with sales and operating income by sector, major applications, base chemicals and polymers, intermediates and performance polymers. (A.L.B.)

  12. The CAPA Integrative Online System for College Major Exploration

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    Betz, Nancy E.; Borgen, Fred H.

    2010-01-01

    Career assessment has advanced on several fronts, enabling a CAPA integrative online system for exploring college majors with unprecedented precision and utility. The key inventories in the system are the CAPA Confidence Inventory (CCI), with its 6 general and 27 specific scales, and the CAPA Interest Inventory, with its 6 general and 35 specific…

  13. 1996 ICF program overview

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    Correll, D

    1996-09-30

    The continuing objective of the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program is the demonstration of thermonuclear fusion ignition and energy gain in the laboratory. The underlying theme of all ICF activities as a science research and development program is the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Defense Programs (DP) science-based Stockpile Stewardship and Management (SSM) Program. The extension of current program research capabilities in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is necessary for the ICF Program to satisfy its stewardship responsibilities. ICF resources (people and facilities) are increasingly being redirected in support of the performance, schedule, and cost goals of the NIF. One of the more important aspects of ICF research is the national nature of the program. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) ICF Program falls within DOE's national ICF Program, which includes the Nova and Beamlet laser facilities at LLNL and the OMEGA, Nike, and Trident laser facilities at the University of Rochester (Laboratory for Laser Energetics, UR/LLE), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), respectively. The Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator (PBFA) and Saturn pulsed-power facilities are at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). General Atomics, Inc. (GA) develops and provides many of the targets for the above experimental facilities. LLNL's ICF Program supports activities in two major interrelated areas: (1) target physics and technology (experimental, theoretical, and computational research); and (2) laser science and optics technology development. Experiments on LLNL's Nova laser primarily support ignition and weapons physics research. Experiments on LLNL's Beamlet laser support laser science and optics technology development. In addition, ICF sciences and technologies, developed as part of the DP mission goals, continue to support additional DOE objectives. These objectives are (1) to

  14. 1996 ICF program overview

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    The continuing objective of the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program is the demonstration of thermonuclear fusion ignition and energy gain in the laboratory. The underlying theme of all ICF activities as a science research and development program is the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Defense Programs (DP) science-based Stockpile Stewardship and Management (SSM) Program. The extension of current program research capabilities in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is necessary for the ICF Program to satisfy its stewardship responsibilities. ICF resources (people and facilities) are increasingly being redirected in support of the performance, schedule, and cost goals of the NIF. One of the more important aspects of ICF research is the national nature of the program. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) ICF Program falls within DOE's national ICF Program, which includes the Nova and Beamlet laser facilities at LLNL and the OMEGA, Nike, and Trident laser facilities at the University of Rochester (Laboratory for Laser Energetics, UR/LLE), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), respectively. The Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator (PBFA) and Saturn pulsed-power facilities are at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). General Atomics, Inc. (GA) develops and provides many of the targets for the above experimental facilities. LLNL's ICF Program supports activities in two major interrelated areas: (1) target physics and technology (experimental, theoretical, and computational research); and (2) laser science and optics technology development. Experiments on LLNL's Nova laser primarily support ignition and weapons physics research. Experiments on LLNL's Beamlet laser support laser science and optics technology development. In addition, ICF sciences and technologies, developed as part of the DP mission goals, continue to support additional DOE objectives. These objectives are (1) to achieve diversity in energy sources

  15. ICF Annual Report 1997

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    Correll, D

    1998-06-01

    The continuing objective of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program is the demonstration of thermonuclear fusion ignition and energy gain in the laboratory and to support the nuclear weapons program in its use of ICF facilities. The underlying theme of all ICF activities as a science research and development program is the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Defense Programs (DP) science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP). The mission of the US Inertial Fusion Program is twofold: (1) to address high-energy-density physics issues for the SSP and (2) to develop a laboratory microfusion capability for defense and energy applications. In pursuit of this mission, the ICF Program has developed a state-of-the-art capability to investigate high-energy-density physics in the laboratory. The near-term goals pursued by the ICF Program in support of its mission are demonstrating fusion ignition in the laboratory and expanding the Program's capabilities in high-energy-density science. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) project is a cornerstone of this effort.

  16. Multiuser development scenario for ICF

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    An outline is given of some of the various possible applications of ICF technology. Developmental paths for each application are briefly described. The implications on design and operation of the ICF facilities if multipurpose use is allowed are examined

  17. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA).

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    Angold, A; Prendergast, M; Cox, A; Harrington, R; Simonoff, E; Rutter, M

    1995-07-01

    Great advances have been made during the last 20 years in the development of structured and semi-structured interviews for use with psychiatric patients. However, in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry there have been weaknesses in the specification and definition of both symptoms and the psychosocial impairments resulting from psychiatric disorder. Furthermore, most of the available interviews for use with children have been tied to a single diagnostic system (DSM-III, DSM-III-R, or ICD-9). This has meant that symptom coverage has been limited and nosological comparisons have been inhibited. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA) represents an attempt to remedy some of these shortcomings. This paper outlines the principles adopted in the CAPA to improve the standardization, reliability and meaningfulness of symptom and diagnostic ratings. The CAPA is an interviewer-based diagnostic interview with versions for use with children and their parents, focused on symptoms occurring during the preceding 3 month period, adapted for assessments in both clinical and epidemiological research. PMID:7480451

  18. ICF tritium production reactor

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    The conceptual design of an ICF tritium production reactor is described. The chamber design uses a beryllium multiplier and a liquid lithium breeder to achieve a tritium breeding ratio of 2.08. The annual net tritium production of this 532 MW/sub t/ plant is 16.9 kg, and the estimated cost of tritium is $8100/g

  19. AGULHA FINA DE MAMA E TIREOIDE

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    Ivone Rosini

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio objetivó construir un protocolo de cuidados para punción aspirativa con aguja fina de mama y tiroides. Con abordaje cualitativo, tipo convergente asistencial. el estudio fue realizado en un hospital de enseñanza en el sur de Brasil, en el periodo septiembre de 2010 a abril de 2011. Participaron del estudio 88 clientes y 20 profesionales que actúan en el Servicio de Radiología. La construcción del protocolo ocurrió en tres etapas: realización de actividades educativas em sala de espera junto a los clientes para identificación de dudas y ansiedades acerca del examen, encuentros con los profesionales para evaluación y validación del protocolo y búsqueda de evidencias científicas en las fuentes de datos. La organización de lós datos ha permitido la elaboración del organigrama de atendimiento del cliente y el protocolo de cuidados, que fue organizado en actividades secuenciales incluyendo el ejecutor, actividad y justificativa científica. Los profesionales indicaron la importancia del protocolo, trayendo beneficios para la asistencia del cliente, como la agilidad, organización y humanización del atendimiento.

  20. Using the ICF in Ireland.

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    Good, Anne

    2011-05-01

    This paper reflects on the use of ICF in Ireland, taking as a case study the experience of the first National Disability Survey (NDS). There were four clear effects in Ireland of using ICF as a framework for the NDS: a) that a broader range of people with disabilities was encompassed; b) that the environmental factors included from the ICF were comprehensive and policy relevant; c) that both barriers and facilitators were incorporated into the model; and d) that a focus on research ethics was encouraged. Some general conclusions regarding the benefits and limitations of ICF based on this experience are also drawn.

  1. Analytic ICF Hohlraum Energetics

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    Rosen, M D; Hammer, J

    2003-08-27

    We apply recent analytic solutions to the radiation diffusion equation to problems of interest for ICF hohlraums. The solutions provide quantitative values for absorbed energy which are of use for generating a desired radiation temperature vs. time within the hohlraum. Comparison of supersonic and subsonic solutions (heat front velocity faster or slower, respectively, than the speed of sound in the x-ray heated material) suggests that there may be some advantage in using high Z metallic foams as hohlraum wall material to reduce hydrodynamic losses, and hence, net absorbed energy by the walls. Analytic and numerical calculations suggest that the loss per unit area might be reduced {approx} 20% through use of foam hohlraum walls. Reduced hydrodynamic motion of the wall material may also reduce symmetry swings, as found for heavy ion targets.

  2. Hydrodynamick instabilities on ICF capsules

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    This article summarizes our current understanding of hydrodynamic instabilities as relevant to ICF. First we discuss classical, single mode Rayleigh-Taylor instability, and nonlinear effects in the evolution of a single mode. Then we discuss multimode systems, considering: (1) the onset of nonlinearity; (2) a second order mode coupling theory for weakly nonlinear effects, and (3) the fully nonlinear regime. Two stabilization mechanisms relevant to ICF are described next: gradient scale length and convective stabilization. Then we describe a model which is meant to estimate the weakly nonlinear evolution of multi-mode systems as relevant to ICF, given the short-wavelength stabilization. Finally, we discuss the relevant code simulation capability, and experiments. At this time we are quite optimistic about our ability to estimate instability growth on ICF capsules, but further experiments and simulations are needed to verify the modeling. 52 refs

  3. Depósito de capas de nitruro de carbono mediante ablación láser

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    Soto, R.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available The preparation of carbon nitride thin films by ablation of different target compounds (graphite, guanazole in a reactive atmosphere of ammonia with an ArF excimer laser (193 nm is reported. The films were deposited on different substrates (silicon wafers and aluminium plates and were analysed with different techniques such as profilometry, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX. For both targets, a comparative study of the influence of the ammonia total pressure on the growth rate, composition and properties of the obtained material has been done. A gradual nitrogen incorporation in the films with increasing ammonia pressure and also the presence of nitrogen bonded to carbon in different configurations (simple, double and/or triple bonds was observed. The use of guanazole targets leads to higher efficiency in the nitrogen incorporation and in the formation of simple C-N bonds.

    Se presenta la preparación de capas finas de nitruro de carbono mediante la ablación de diferentes tipos de blancos (grafito, guanazol en una atmósfera reactiva de amoniaco utilizando un láser de excímero de ArF (193 nm. Las capas se han depositado sobre diferentes soportes (obleas de silicio y aluminio y se han analizado empleando técnicas de caracterización básicas como la espectroscopia infrarroja mediante transformada de Fourier (FTIR, espectroscopia de rayos X por dispersión de energía (EDX y perfilometría. Se ha realizado, para los dos blancos utilizados, un estudio comparativo de la influencia de la presión total de amoniaco en la velocidad de depósito, composición y propiedades del material obtenido. Se ha observado en ambos casos la progresiva incorporación de nitrógeno en las capas con el aumento de la presión de amoniaco, estando el nitrógeno enlazado al carbono en diferentes configuraciones (enlaces simples, dobles y/o triples. La utilización del blanco de guanazol se muestra más eficiente en

  4. Fundamentals of ICF Hohlraums

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    Rosen, M D

    2005-09-30

    On the Nova Laser at LLNL, we demonstrated many of the key elements required for assuring that the next laser, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) will drive an Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target to ignition. The indirect drive (sometimes referred to as ''radiation drive'') approach converts laser light to x-rays inside a gold cylinder, which then acts as an x-ray ''oven'' (called a hohlraum) to drive the fusion capsule in its center. On Nova we've demonstrated good understanding of the temperatures reached in hohlraums and of the ways to control the uniformity with which the x-rays drive the spherical fusion capsules. In these lectures we will be reviewing the physics of these laser heated hohlraums, recent attempts at optimizing their performance, and then return to the ICF problem in particular to discuss scaling of ICF gain with scale size, and to compare indirect vs. direct drive gains. In ICF, spherical capsules containing Deuterium and Tritium (DT)--the heavy isotopes of hydrogen--are imploded, creating conditions of high temperature and density similar to those in the cores of stars required for initiating the fusion reaction. When DT fuses an alpha particle (the nucleus of a helium atom) and a neutron are created releasing large amount amounts of energy. If the surrounding fuel is sufficiently dense, the alpha particles are stopped and can heat it, allowing a self-sustaining fusion burn to propagate radially outward and a high gain fusion micro-explosion ensues. To create those conditions the outer surface of the capsule is heated (either directly by a laser or indirectly by laser produced x-rays) to cause rapid ablation and outward expansion of the capsule material. A rocket-like reaction to that outward flowing heated material leads to an inward implosion of the remaining part of the capsule shell. The pressure generated on the outside of the capsule can reach nearly 100 megabar (100 million times

  5. Cascade ICF power reactor

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    The double-cone-shaped Cascade reaction chamber rotates at 50 rpm to keep a blanket of ceramic granules in place against the wall as they slide from the poles to the exit slots at the equator. The 1 m-thick blanket consists of layers of carbon, beryllium oxide, and lithium aluminate granules about 1 mm in diameter. The x rays and debris are stopped in the carbon granules; the neutrons are multiplied and moderated in the BeO and breed tritium in the LiAlO2. The chamber wall is made up of SiO tiles held in compression by a network of composite SiC/Al tendons. Cascade operates at a 5 Hz pulse rate with 300 MJ in each pulse. The temperature in the blanket reaches 1600 K on the inner surface and 1350 K at the outer edge. The granules are automatically thrown into three separate vacuum heat exchangers where they give up their energy to high pressure helium. The helium is used in a Brayton cycle to obtain a thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency of 55%. Studies have been done on neutron activation, debris recovery, vaporization and recondensation of blanket material, tritium control and recovery, fire safety, and cost. These studies indicate that Cascade appears to be a promising ICF reactor candidate from all standpoints. At the 1000 MWe size, electricity could be made for about the same cost as in a future fission reactor

  6. Farmers’ Perception and Adaption to Land Use Change and Climate Variability in Fina Reserve, Mali.

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    Karamoko Sanogo; Souleymane Sanogo; Abdramane Ba

    2016-01-01

    Like the whole sub-Sahara Africa, rainfall in Fina reserve is subject of strong inter-annual variability. This paper assesses farmers’ perception on land use utilised in the Fina biosphere reserve and their adaptation measures to climate variability. The statistical methods (descriptive and inferential analysis) are used in this study to determine farmers’ perceptions and the adaptation measures in the Fina reserve. Results reveal that 75.5% of the farmers noticed an increase in temperature a...

  7. De la capa al agujero: los descuidos de la ciencia

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    Orozco-Martínez, Carlos E.

    1997-01-01

    Diez años después de la firma del Protocolo de Montreal para regular el uso de sustancias nocivas para la capa de ozono, firmado por 24 países en 1987, se reseñan algunos inventos tecnológicos que si bien hacen la vida cotidiana más cómoda, continúan ocasionando daños a la capa de ozono. Asimismo, se presentan las batallas libradas hasta entonces por los científicos Mario Molina y Sherwood Rowland para que se reconocieran los efectos dañinos de los clorofluorocarbonos. Se incluye la reproducc...

  8. Zonas de Brillouin de los grupos de capa

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    García Santos, Laura

    2016-01-01

    La base de datos de las zonas de Brillouin de los grupos de capa del Bilbao Crystallographic Server incluye tablas de vectores de onda y figuras que forman la base para la clasificación de las representaciones de los grupos de capa. Las propiedades de simetría de los vectores de onda se determinan por los llamados grupos del espacio recíproco y esta clasificación se compara con la que recoge el libro “Character Tables and Compatibility Relations of The Eighty Layer Groups and Seventeen Plane ...

  9. Mechanism and function of drosophila capa GPCR: a desiccation stress-responsive receptor with functional homology to human neuromedinU receptor

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    Selim Terhzaz; Pablo Cabrero; Robben, Joris H.; Radford, Jonathan C.; Hudson, Brian D.; Graeme Milligan; Dow, Julian A. T.; Shireen-A Davies

    2012-01-01

    The capa peptide receptor, capaR (CG14575), is a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) for the D. melanogaster capa neuropeptides, Drm-capa-1 and -2 (capa-1 and -2). To date, the capa peptide family constitutes the only known nitridergic peptides in insects, so the mechanisms and physiological function of ligand-receptor signalling of this peptide family are of interest. Capa peptide induces calcium signaling via capaR with EC(5)(0) values for capa-1 = 3.06 nM and capa-2 = 4.32 nM. capaR undergoe...

  10. ICF: Komfortable Onlinefassung beim DIMDI

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    Müller, W.; DIMDI-Pressestelle

    2012-01-01

    Das DIMDI hat eine Internet-Fassung der Internationalen Klassifikation der Funktionsfähigkeit, Behinderung und Gesundheit (ICF) publiziert. Sie bietet deutlich mehr Service als die bisherigen Fassungen. Dank vieler Verknüpfungen und einer integrierten Kode-Suche navigieren Anwender jetzt komfortabel innerhalb der Kernklassifikation.

  11. ICF research at Los Alamos

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    It is apparent that short wavelength lasers (<500 nm) provide efficient coupling of laser energy into ICF target compression. KrF lasers (248 nm) operate at near-optimum wavelength and provide other potential benefits to ICF target coupling (e.g., bandwidth) and applications (high wallplug efficiency and relatively low cost). However, no driver technology has yet been shown to meet all of the requirements for a high-gain ICF capability at a currently acceptable cost, and there are still significant uncertainties in the driver-target coupling and capsule hydrodynamics that must be addressed. The Los Alamos research program is designed to assess the potential of KrF lasers for ICF and to determine the feasibility of achieving high gain in the laboratory with a KrF laser driver. Major efforts in KrF laser development and technology, target fabrication and materials development, and laser-matter interaction and hydrodynamics research are discussed. 27 refs., 10 figs

  12. ICF special studies: Final report

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    This paper summarizes the work completed by W.J. Schafer Associates for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the area of Inertial Confinement Fusion. The SAFIRE (Systems Analysis Code for ICF Reactor Economics) code is one of the major tasks discussed

  13. Identification and expression of capa gene in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta.

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    Man-Yeon Choi

    Full Text Available Recent genome analyses suggested the absence of a number of neuropeptide genes in ants. One of the apparently missing genes was the capa gene. Capa gene expression in insects is typically associated with the neuroendocrine system of abdominal ganglia; mature CAPA peptides are known to regulate diuresis and visceral muscle contraction. The apparent absence of the capa gene raised questions about possible compensation of these functions. In this study, we re-examined this controversial issue and searched for a potentially unrecognized capa gene in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. We employed a combination of data mining and a traditional PCR-based strategy using degenerate primers designed from conserved amino acid sequences of insect capa genes. Our findings demonstrate that ants possess and express a capa gene. As shown by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, processed products of the S. invicta capa gene include three CAPA periviscerokinins and low amounts of a pyrokinin which does not have the C-terminal WFGPRLa motif typical of CAPA pyrokinins in other insects. The capa gene was found with two alternative transcripts in the CNS. Within the ventral nerve cord, two capa neurons were immunostained in abdominal neuromeres 2-5, respectively, and projected into ventrally located abdominal perisympathetic organs (PSOs, which are the major hormone release sites of abdominal ganglia. The ventral location of these PSOs is a characteristic feature and was also found in another ant, Atta sexdens.

  14. Caracterización física y funcional de recubrimientos en capa fina depositados por PVD para aplicaciones avanzadas

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    Martínez de Olcoz Sainz, Leyre

    2014-01-01

    Esta tesis se centra en el desarrollo de nuevos recubrimientos depositados por técnicas PVD, con propiedades funcionales específicas, diseñados para obtener la competitividad deseada de estos productos en el mercado globalizado. Para ello, se ha investigado la estructura morfológica y cristalina de los recubrimientos PVD basados en los siguientes materiales: ZrCN, AlTiSiN, AlCrSiN, CrC y 10B4C. También se han realizado caracterizaciones de sus propiedades tribológicas, mecánicas y funcionale...

  15. Adhesive market develops new technologies. The thin-film solar cells gain ground; El mercado de adhesivos desarrolla nuevas tecnologias. Las celulas solares de capa fina ganan terreno

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    Kluke, M.

    2010-07-01

    The solar industry is booming. thin-film technology is experiencing a high demand as promised cost advantages and currently is providing excellent results, while a range of efficiency reaches acceptable. (Author)

  16. Why cryogenic ICF [Inertial Confinement Fusion] targets?

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    All advanced Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) targets will be built with cryogenic thermonuclear fuel configurations. This paper reviews the ICF concept with emphasis on the conditions required for efficient energy production, some details of the implosion process, along with a discussion of certain sources of potential inefficiencies, and estimates of target fabrication requirements. 4 refs., 8 figs

  17. IAEA/NEA Fuel Incident Notification and Analysis System (FINAS) guidelines

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    The Fuel Incident Notification and Analysis System (FINAS) is an international system jointly operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/NEA). The fundamental objective of FINAS is to contribute to improving the safety of fuel cycle facilities, which are operated worldwide. This objective can be achieved by providing timely and detailed information on both technical and human factors related to events of safety significance, which occur at these facilities. The purpose of these guidelines, which supersede the previous NEA FINAS guidelines is to describe the system and to give users the necessary background and guidance to enable them to produce FINAS reports meeting a high standard of quality while retaining the high efficiency of the system expected by all Member States operating FCFs. These guidelines have been jointly developed and approved by the NEA/IAEA

  18. Identification of one capa and two pyrokinin receptors from the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae

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    Olsen, Stine S; Cazzamali, Giuseppe; Williamson, Michael;

    2007-01-01

    We cloned the cDNA of three evolutionarily related G protein-coupled receptors from the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae and functionally expressed them in Chinese hamster ovary cells. One receptor, Ang-Capa-R, was only activated by the two Anopheles capa neuropeptides Ang-capa-1 (GPTVGLFAFPRVa......We cloned the cDNA of three evolutionarily related G protein-coupled receptors from the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae and functionally expressed them in Chinese hamster ovary cells. One receptor, Ang-Capa-R, was only activated by the two Anopheles capa neuropeptides Ang-capa-1...... (GPTVGLFAFPRVamide) and Ang-capa-2 (pQGLVPFPRVamide) with EC(50) values of 8.6x10(-9)M and 3.3x10(-9)M, respectively, but not by any other known mosquito neuropeptide. The second receptor, Ang-PK-1-R, was selectively activated by the Anopheles pyrokinin-1 peptides Ang-PK-1-1 (AGGTGANSAMWFGPRLamide) and Ang-PK-1......-2 (AAAMWFGPRLamide) with EC(50) values of 3.3x10(-8)M and 2.5x10(-8)M, respectively, but not by mosquito capa or pyrokinin-2 peptides. For the third receptor, Ang-PK-2-R, the most potent ligands were the pyrokinin-2 peptides Ang-PK-2-1 (DSVGENHQRPPFAPRLamide) and Ang-PK-2-2 (NLPFSPRLamide) with EC(50) values of 5.2x...

  19. ICF target positioning robot system

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    Based on the function analysis of target positioner for inertial confinement fusion, a kind of ICF target positioning robot system is designed to realize the adjustment and the alignment of a target. The robot system includes a target storage sub-system, a target exchange subsystem, a target transport subsystem and a 6-degree of freedom precision parallel robot subsystem, the structure and principle of every subsystem are dissertated. The system realizes micro scale position by parallel structure which is in the front of the system, and has the advantages of low mass, high stiffness, small cone angle, small volume and high precision. The robot system can position a target into a very small micro scale scope around the center of the target chamber whose diameter is several meters, the precision of the position reaches micro scale. Motion parameter of the positioning robot system has been tested. Experiment proves that the robot system has realized precision target position and target exchange on the condition of vacuum. (authors)

  20. Caracterización de capas coloreadas sobre AISI 304

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    López, J.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available A common method for obtaining colour coatings on stainless steel surfaces is by dipping in strongly oxidizing solutions (H2SO4-CrO3 at 70°C. This work improves the knowledge of these coatings by means of techniques that were not available some years ago, such as ellipsometry, to determine the refraction index and the thickness, and atomic field microscopy (AFM, to observe the coloured surface. From these techniques, it is possible to state that films are formed by an aggregation of particle ranging in size from 5 to 15 nm, the interstices are pores of approximately 5 nm diameter.

    El método más usual de obtener en la superficie de los aceros inoxidables capas de colores variables es mediante su inmersión en soluciones fuertemente oxidantes (H2SO4-CrO3 a una temperatura en torno a 70°C. El trabajo mejora el conocimiento que de estas capas se tiene por medio de técnicas que no eran disponibles hace algunos años, tales como la elipsometría, para la obtención de parámetros ópticos y determinación de espesores, y la microscopía de campo atómico, para la observación de la superficie coloreada. El uso conjunto de estas técnicas permite observar que la película de color está formada por una agregación de partículas con un tamaño que oscila entre los 5 y los 15 nm, los intersticios que aparecen entre las partículas pueden identificarse como poros de unos 5 nm de tamaño.

  1. Experiments in ICF, materials science, and astrophysics

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    Remington Bruce A.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available We have been developing HED experiments on high power ICF lasers over the past two decades that span (1 the radiative hydrodynamics of ICF capsule physics; (2 the high pressure, high strain rate, solid-state dynamics relevant to novel concepts for ICF and hypervelocity impacts in space and on Earth; and (3 the shock driven turbulence of exploding stars (supernovae. These different regimes are separated by many orders of magnitude in length, time, and temperature, yet there are common threads that run through all of these phenomena, such as the occurrence of hydrodynamic instabilities. Examples from each of these three seemingly very disparate regimes are given, and the common theme of hydrodynamic instability evolution is explored.

  2. Progress and prospects for indirect drive ICF

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    Lindl, J.D.

    1992-08-01

    During the past few years, a great deal of progress has been made toward demonstrating the requirements for ignition and high gain ICF targets. Because of this progress, the 1990 National Academy of Science (NAS) and Fusion Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC) reviews recommended that the US National ICF Program focus on the physics of ignition. Subject to successful completion of a series of experiments to be carried out on the Nova laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), these reviews advocated construction of a 1 to 2 MJ glass laser, whose purpose would be demonstration of ignition and modest-gain ICF targets within about a decade. The LLNL proposal for this National Ignition Facility, which was endorsed by the NAS and FPAC as the most timely and cost effective path to this goal, is referred to as the ``Nova Upgrade.`` This paper reviews recent progress on the Nova laser and the performance expected with the Nova Upgrade.

  3. Progress and prospects for indirect drive ICF

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    Lindl, J.D.

    1992-08-01

    During the past few years, a great deal of progress has been made toward demonstrating the requirements for ignition and high gain ICF targets. Because of this progress, the 1990 National Academy of Science (NAS) and Fusion Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC) reviews recommended that the US National ICF Program focus on the physics of ignition. Subject to successful completion of a series of experiments to be carried out on the Nova laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), these reviews advocated construction of a 1 to 2 MJ glass laser, whose purpose would be demonstration of ignition and modest-gain ICF targets within about a decade. The LLNL proposal for this National Ignition Facility, which was endorsed by the NAS and FPAC as the most timely and cost effective path to this goal, is referred to as the Nova Upgrade.'' This paper reviews recent progress on the Nova laser and the performance expected with the Nova Upgrade.

  4. The ICF and Postsurgery Occupational Therapy after Traumatic Hand Injury

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    Fitinghoff, Helene; Lindqvist, Birgitta; Nygard, Louise; Ekholm, Jan; Schult, Marie-Louise

    2011-01-01

    Recent studies have examined the effectiveness of hand rehabilitation programmes and have linked the outcomes to the concept of ICF but not to specific ICF category codes. The objective of this study was to gain experience using ICF concepts to describe occupational therapy interventions during postsurgery hand rehabilitation, and to describe…

  5. Comparison of three ICF reactor designs

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    Three concepts for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reactors are described and compared with each other, and with magnetic fusion and fission reactors on the basis of environmental impact, safety and efficiency. The critical technical developments of each concept are described. The three concepts represent alternative development paths for inertial fusion

  6. ICF osaksi arviointia : Koontilista arvioinnin tueksi toimintaterapiaan

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    Kylliäinen, Heini

    2013-01-01

    Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli edistää ICF:n käyttöä toimintaterapiassa toimintamahdollisuuksien arvioinnissa Kymenlaakson psykiatrisessa sairaalassa. Tavoitteena oli rakentaa arviointia tukeva Koontilista toimintaterapeuttien kanssa. Yhtestyökumppanina olivat Kymenlaakson psykiatrisen sairaalan toiminnallisen kuntoutuksen toimintaterapeutit aikuispuolella. Työkalun kohderyhmänä olivat psykiatrisen sairaalan työikäiset potilaat. Kehittämistyö toteutettiin toiminnallisen opinn...

  7. Progress of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research

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    In this article, we briefly describe the recent progress of ICF research. Four topics in this field are selected which are considered as the most important at present. These are the 'Cannonball' target; high power krypton fluoride (KrF) laser; Ion beam diodes and imploding foil/plasma. About the 'Cannonball' target, its principle and its advantages over the ordinary ablation drive are given. It is particularly indicated that by using this type of target, the Japanese researchers have gotten, thus far, the highest yield of neutrons in the world, i. e. 4 x 1010 neutrons per pulse. The important problem of hole sealing of such target is also discussed. The second topic described above is the powerful KrF excimer laser pumped by electron beams. This laser is now generally regarded as one of more promising lasers as a driver for ICF. Here we briefly describe the complex kinetics of pumping, quenching, radiation and absorption of this very interesting laser. A compression of KrF laser pulse length from about 100 nanosecond (ns) to a few ns is necessary for ICF work. We describe three of the compression methods, namely: pulse spletting and then stacking; Raman back scattering and the mixing of these two. In the third topic it is discussed on the present status of ion beam production, especially on the diodes which produce the ion beams. Three kinds of the diodes are mentioned. These are pinched reflex diode (PRD), diode with externally applied magnetic field and hybrid amphion diode. New works of Reiden-IV, in Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka and Etigol in Nagaoka Technical University, Nagaoka are also reported. The 4th topic concerned is the imploding foil/plasma. This method can produce plasma of very high temperature and very intensive soft X-ray which may either be used to produce X-ray laser or used as a new driver for ICF

  8. Farmers’ Perception and Adaption to Land Use Change and Climate Variability in Fina Reserve, Mali.

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    Karamoko Sanogo

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Like the whole sub-Sahara Africa, rainfall in Fina reserve is subject of strong inter-annual variability. This paper assesses farmers’ perception on land use utilised in the Fina biosphere reserve and their adaptation measures to climate variability. The statistical methods (descriptive and inferential analysis are used in this study to determine farmers’ perceptions and the adaptation measures in the Fina reserve. Results reveal that 75.5% of the farmers noticed an increase in temperature and decrease in rainfall ignoring the recent recovery observed in the annual rainfall. The length of rainy season is considered to be shorter according to 77.6% of farmers involved to the investigation. However, all the farmers underlined frequent and longer dry spell. Bush fire is considered by 10.2% of farmers as the major factor affecting the natural resources of the reserve and only about 10% of farmers accorded much importance to agricultural land as contributor to reserve degradation. Most of the farmers are limited by lack of manpower and not by the reserve rule to increase their farmlands. The major adaptation measures are the methods of shifting cultivation and improving seed which are practiced by 51% and 87.8% of farmers, respectively. New adaptation strategies such as adoption of planting pits and stone-bunds for water retention need to be practiced by farmers.

  9. Plasma photonics in ICF & HED conditions

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    Michel, Pierre; Turnbull, David; Divol, Laurent; Pollock, Bradley; Chen, Cecilia Y.; Tubman, Eleanor; Goyon, Clement S.; Moody, John D.

    2015-11-01

    Interactions between multiple high-energy laser beams and plasma can be used to imprint refractive micro-structures in plasmas via the lasers' ponderomotive force. For example, Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments at the National Ignition Facility already rely on the use of plasma gratings to redirect laser light inside an ICF target and tune the symmetry of the imploded core. More recently, we proposed new concepts of plasma polarizer and waveplate, based on two-wave mixing schemes and laser-induced plasma birefringence. In this talk, we will present new experimental results showing the first demonstration of a fully tunable plasma waveplate, which achieved near-perfect circular laser polarization. We will discuss further prospects for novel ``plasma photonics'' concepts based on two- and four-wave mixing, such as optical switches, bandpass filters, anti-reflection blockers etc. These might find applications in ICF and HED experiments by allowing to manipulate the lasers directly in-situ (i.e. inside the targets), as well as for the design of high power laser systems. This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.

  10. Un congreso de fisica estudia la composicion de las capas de la tierra

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    2003-01-01

    "El Congreso de Internacional de Neutrinos, que ayer comenzo en el Jardin Botanico de Valencia, aborda, entre otros aspectos, la composicion y el perfil tomografico de las distintas capas de estratos del interior de la Tierra, segun informo a Efe el profesor Jose Furtado Valle" (1/2 page).

  11. Molecular cloning and functional expression of a Drosophila receptor for the neuropeptides capa-1 and -2

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    Iversen, Annette; Cazzamali, Giuseppe; Williamson, Michael;

    2002-01-01

    malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae (58% amino acid residue identities; 76% conserved residues; and 5 introns at identical positions within the two insect genes). Because capa-1 and -2 and related insect neuropeptides stimulate fluid secretion in insect Malpighian (renal) tubules, the identification of...

  12. Beam positioning error budget in ICF driver

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    The author presents the method of linear weight sum to beam positioning budget on the basis of ICF request on targeting, the approach of equal or unequal probability to allocate errors to each optical element. Based on the relationship between the motion of the optical components and beam position on target, the position error of the optical components was evaluated, which was referred to as the maximum range. Lots of ray trace were performed, the position error budget were modified by law of the normal distribution. An overview of position error budget of the components is provided

  13. The Canadian Precipitation Analysis (CaPA): Evaluation of the statistical interpolation scheme

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    Evans, Andrea; Rasmussen, Peter; Fortin, Vincent

    2013-04-01

    CaPA (Canadian Precipitation Analysis) is a data assimilation system which employs statistical interpolation to combine observed precipitation with gridded precipitation fields produced by Environment Canada's Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) climate model into a final gridded precipitation analysis. Precipitation is important in many fields and applications, including agricultural water management projects, flood control programs, and hydroelectric power generation planning. Precipitation is a key input to hydrological models, and there is a desire to have access to the best available information about precipitation in time and space. The principal goal of CaPA is to produce this type of information. In order to perform the necessary statistical interpolation, CaPA requires the estimation of a semi-variogram. This semi-variogram is used to describe the spatial correlations between precipitation innovations, defined as the observed precipitation amounts minus the GEM forecasted amounts predicted at the observation locations. Currently, CaPA uses a single isotropic variogram across the entire analysis domain. The present project investigates the implications of this choice by first conducting a basic variographic analysis of precipitation innovation data across the Canadian prairies, with specific interest in identifying and quantifying potential anisotropy within the domain. This focus is further expanded by identifying the effect of storm type on the variogram. The ultimate goal of the variographic analysis is to develop improved semi-variograms for CaPA that better capture the spatial complexities of precipitation over the Canadian prairies. CaPA presently applies a Box-Cox data transformation to both the observations and the GEM data, prior to the calculation of the innovations. The data transformation is necessary to satisfy the normal distribution assumption, but introduces a significant bias. The second part of the investigation aims at devising a bias

  14. Plasma Viscosity with Mass Transport in Spherical ICF Implosion Simulations

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    Vold, Erik L; Ortega, Mario I; Moll, Ryan; Fenn, Daniel; Molvig, Kim

    2015-01-01

    The effects of viscosity and small-scale atomic-level mixing on plasmas in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) currently represent challenges in ICF research. Many current ICF hydrodynamic codes ignore the effects of viscosity though recent research indicates viscosity and mixing by classical transport processes may have a substantial impact on implosion dynamics. We have implemented a Lagrange hydrodynamic code in one-dimensional spherical geometry with plasma viscosity and mass transport and including a three temperature model for ions, electrons, and radiation treated in a gray radiation diffusion approximation. The code is used to study ICF implosion differences with and without plasma viscosity and to determine the impacts of viscosity on temperature histories and neutron yield. It was found that plasma viscosity has substantial impacts on ICF shock dynamics characterized by shock burn timing, maximum burn temperatures, convergence ratio, and time history of neutron production rates. Plasma viscosity reduc...

  15. Movimiento libre y psicomotricidad fina en el Taller de Arena de Playa

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    Pinilla-Sánchez, Francisca

    2014-01-01

    Este trabajo parte de una extensa e importante revisión bibliográfica, metodologías y experiencias sobre psicomotricidad fina y movimiento libre. Se ha confeccionado una propuesta de intervención para poder trabajar ambos aspectos con los niños en el Taller de arena de playa. Los escolares han podido experimentar y manipular la arena de playa utilizando su cuerpo y una gran variedad de instrumentos, desarrollando actividades cognitivas, sociales, físicas y motoras. Los resul...

  16. Analysis of directly driven ICF targets

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    The current capabilities at DENIM for the analysis of directly driven targets are presented. These include theoretical, computational and applied physical studies and developments of detailed simulation models for the most relevant processes in ICF. The simulation of directly driven ICF targets is carried out with the one-dimensional NORCLA code developed at DENIM. This code contains two main segments: NORMA and CLARA, able to work fully coupled and in an iterative manner. NORMA solves the hydrodynamic equations in a lagrangian mesh. It has modular programs couple to it to treat the laser or particle beam interaction with matter. Equations of state, opacities and conductivities are taken from a DENIM atomic data library, generated externally with other codes that will also be explained in this work. CLARA solves the transport equation for neutrons, as well as for charged particles, and suprathermal electrons using discrete ordinates and finite element methods in the computational procedure. Parametric calculations of multilayered single-shell targets driven by heavy ion beams are also analyzed. Finally, conclusions are focused on the ongoing developments in the areas of interest such as: radiation transport, atomic physics, particle in cell method, charged particle transport, two-dimensional calculations and instabilities. (author)

  17. Simultaneous description of CF, ICF and TF data of 6,7Li + 209Bi reaction using new ICF mode

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    The systematic behavior of the fusion suppression factors and ICF probability as a function of target mass is not well understood, despite the CF experimental data being available for a number of projectile-target systems. In our recent paper, a new method was proposed to calculate the ICF probability which is based on absorption cross sections obtained from the CDCC calculations. In continuation of this work, we have also carried out similar calculations for 6,7Li + 209Bi where the experimental data of CF and ICF is available. In the recent paper by Marta et al., the semi-classical model calculations were attempted to understand CF and ICF data for 6,7Li + 209Bi, which was not explaining the data quite well. Here, we have demonstrated the use of quantum mechanical treatment for simultaneous explanation of CF, ICF and TF over a large energy range

  18. Fire ball in LIB-ICF reactor

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    In the design of LIB-ICF Reactor, it is the most impotant probrem to choose the cavity gas. In order to transport the light ion beam without a large collisional loss, the cavity gas density must be low enough. On the other hand, the fusion energy is transported by neutrons, X-ray and pellet deblis. The energy of X-ray and pellet debris is absorbed in the cavity gas and then fire ball is generated. The propagation of fire ball and the load to the cavity wall are varied with the density, temperature, components and mixture-rate of the gas. In the case of liquid-wall reactor, it should be mixed with the cavity gas. In this study, the behavior of fire ball is investigated by using the computer code FIRE, so that the components of the cavity gas and other parameters are determined. (author)

  19. Micromachining applications for ICF target fabrication

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    Micromachining techniques used in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target fabrication encompass laser drilling, single point diamond turning, and plasma as well as chemical etching. These techniques have been developed by several laboratories to produce target components with tolerances and surface finishes in the micron to submicron regime. Some of the spherical target components produced by micromachining techniques include free standing hemispherical shells (diameters 50--500 mm), micron-sized holes in thin glass shells, and plastic-coated glass microballons with surfaces which have been smoothly machined to remove a mounting stalk. Planar targets and components produced by these techniques include small disks and washers of thin brittle materials. Micromachining techniques are also used to fabricate diagnostic instruments such as x-ray mirrors and zone plates. This paper will examine micromachining techniques used to produce target components and diagnostic instruments. The relationship of each micromachining technique to presently used target configurations will also be discussed

  20. The Westinghouse ICF power plant design

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    This study of commercial power plants based on ICF drivers examined the technological problems that need to be confronted and solved in order to produce commercially competitive electricity acceptable to utilities. Two conceptual designs, one based on a CO2 laser driven and one on a heavy ion particle beam driver, were developed. Analytic descriptions of the performance and cost relationships for each of the subsystems that comprise the power plant were combined into an overall computer code which modeled the entire plant and permitted trade studies to be conducted. The subsystems of the power plants include driver, pellet fabrication, pellet injection, first wall protection, first wall and structure, heat removal, tritium breeding, neutron shielding, maintenance and repair. The emphasis of the effort was on designing a viable reactor cavity and on solving the problems of interfacing the driver systems with the reactor cavity. Averaged surface heating due to X-ray and ion pulses from the pellet explosion is carried away by flowing lithium in tubes of HT-9 steel, which constitute the first wall. Protection of the first wall against the extreme temperature transients caused by these pulses is provided by a thin Ta coating. Analysis of these transients using a hydrodynamic and radiation transport code coupled with realistic equations of state for the Ta show: (1) the maximum temperature reached by the tantalum surface is 400 K below its melting point so spallation and evaporation are unlikely, and (2) the high temperatures do not penetrate deeply into the coating so there will be little thermal cycling at the steel-tantalum interface. This ''dry wall'' protection concept is uniquely compatible with beam transport requirements of all ICF drivers including lasers, light ions and heavy ions. (author)

  1. BPS-ICF model, a tool to measure biopsychosocial functioning and disability within ICF concepts: theory and practice updated.

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    Talo, Seija A; Rytökoski, Ulla M

    2016-03-01

    The transformation of International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps into International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) meant a lot for those needing to communicate in terms of functioning concept in their daily work. With ICF's commonly understood language, the decades' uncertainty on what concepts and terms describe functioning and disabilities seemed to be dispelled. Instead, operationalizing ICF to measure the level of functioning along with the new nomenclature has not been as unambiguous. Transforming linguistic terms into quantified functioning seems to need another type of theorizing. Irrespective of challenging tasks, numerous projects were formulated during the past decades to apply ICF for measurement purposes. This article updates one of them, the so-called biopsychosocial-ICF model, which uses all ICF categories but classifies them into more components than ICF for measurement purposes. The model suggests that both disabilities and functional resources should be described by collecting and organizing functional measurement data in a multidisciplinary, biopsychosocial data matrice. PMID:26756850

  2. Informe final. Manejo optimización pesquerías artesanales multiespecíficas peces de carne fina.

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    Aríz Abarca, L. H.; Céspedes M., I.; Lara, A. M.; Palta Vega, E. N.; Sáez, M.

    1997-01-01

    El presente informe tiene como objetivo optimizar la utilización, producción y comercialización de peces de carne fina, que son recursos objetivos de pesca para las comunidades artesanales de VIII región, además de estudiar aspectos biológicos-pesqueros, de utilización y comercialización.

  3. ICF in the U.S.: Facilities and diagnostics

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    In the last few years there has been significant progress in ICF research in laboratories in the United States and elsewhere. These advances have occurred in areas that range from demonstrating an innovative laser beam smoothing techniques important for both directly and indirectly driven ICF, to achieving a more complete understanding of capsule implosions and related physics. This progress has been possible because of the capabilities provided by the ICF laser-target facilities currently in operation and the new developments in diagnostics, particularly for measurements of the implosion process and the conditions in the compressed capsule core. Both of these topics, facilities and selected new diagnostics capabilities in the US ICF Program, are summarized in this paper. 32 refs., 19 figs., 6 tabs

  4. Magnetron co-sputtering system for coating ICF targets

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    Fabrication of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) targets requires deposition of various types of coatings on microspheres. The mechanical strength, and surface finish of the coatings are of concern in ICF experiments. The tensile strength of coatings can be controlled through grain refinement, selective doping and alloy formation. We have constructed a magnetron co-sputtering system to produce variable density profile coatings with high tensile strength on microspheres

  5. Canadian Precipitation Analysis (CaPA): Integration of satellite precipitation data

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    Friesen, Bruce; Rasmussen, Peter

    2014-05-01

    CaPA (Canadian Precipitation Analysis) is a system developed by Environment Canada to produce real-time gridded precipitation estimates on a sub-daily basis. This is accomplished through the use of statistical interpolation to combine gridded precipitation from Environment Canada's Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) model with synoptic weather stations. The goal of CaPA is to produce a temporally and spatially accurate representation of precipitation, benefiting many hydrological applications including the forecasting of floods, agriculture, climatic studies, and use as a resource. In areas across Canada, the network density of weather stations can be quite low, limiting the accuracy of any simple interpolation method. This is especially concerning where the area between stations is large enough to contain entire events, such as convective storms which contribute large amounts of precipitation over small areas. The project investigates the inclusion of satellite data from Precipitation Estimation from Remote Sensing Information using Artificial Neural Networks (PERSIANN) and the Climate Prediction Center MORPHing (CMORPH) technique into CaPA, in an attempt to capture events that would otherwise go unnoticed. The project consists of three parts, where the first is an evaluation of the performance of PERSIANN and CMORPH over Canada. As observational data, the Second Generation of Daily Adjusted Precipitation for Canada (APC2) is used on the daily scale, and unadjusted synoptic data is used on the sub-daily scale. Measures of mean bias and categorical scores show spatial and temporal trends in the performance of the satellite data, warranting some pre-processing before its integration. The second part of the project is the pre-processing of the satellite data, which includes a bias removal and an identification of optimal areas and times to include. Since CaPA uses the GEM model as the background field, it does not require the satellite data to be continuous in

  6. ZrO{sub 2} thin films to improve the chemical resistance of calcium matt glazes; Capas finas de ZrO{sub 2} para mejorar la resistencia quimica de los vidriados mates de calcio

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    Palacios, M. D.; Mestre, S.; Orts, M. J.; Blasco, E.

    2012-11-01

    The chemical resistance of ceramic glazes susceptible to it, and more specifically the glazes formulated with a calcium matt frit, is enhanced by depositing on the surface a thin layer of zirconium oxide. A stabilized zirconia sol is the precursor of the layer, which is deposited by spray painting over the glaze, and with a mild heat treatment (T{sub m}ax {approx}{approx} 400 degree centigrade) is transformed into ZrO{sub 2} and anchored to the glazes surface. Chemical resistance tests show that the protected glaze does not suffer a visually significant attack by concentrated hydrochloric acid, conditions under which the same glaze without the coating is severely damaged. The used precursor generates a zirconium oxide layer that protects the underlying glaze, so that the chemical attack by the hydrochloric acid is confined to cracks and discontinuities in the deposited layer. (Author) 22 refs.

  7. Aplicación de tecnología fotovoltaica de capa fina en diferentes áreas de actividad económica de la riera de Caldes

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    Martí Cabiró, Cristina

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    El proyecto a continuación tiene como objetivo principal el transformar las cubiertas de diferentes inmuebles de suelo industrial en elementos activos de captación y generación de energía fotovoltaica. La energía producida a través de estas instalaciones se usará para el autoconsumo de la propia edificación. Aunque el alcance de este proyecto se centra en las diferentes áreas de actividad económica del municipio de Santa Perpetua de Moguda, un total de once polígonos, el modelo de cá...

  8. Comparative study. Thin-film technology (si-a) compared to crystalline silicon in real operating conditions; Estudio comparativo. Tecnologia de capa fina (Si-a) frente a silicio cristalino en condiciones reales de funcionamiento

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    Izard Gomez-Rodulfo, J.; Avellaner, J.; Sanchez, E.; Torreblanca, J.

    2010-07-01

    We present a comparative study of thin film solar modules (amorphous silicon) compared to crystalline silicon modules. This study was conducted in real operating conditions using a test bench able to obtain the characteristic curve of several modules in sequence. defined the parameter efficiency index to characterize the extent to which actual performance is close to ideal. Finally we have calculated the energy that would produce each module in the day and efficiency in relation to the energy which ideally should produce. (Author)

  9. Aplicación de la cromatografía en capa fina (CCF) a la selección de quimiotipos de Mentha longifolia L. y evaluación de su potencial antioxidante

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    BONET SANFELIU, ALEJANDRO

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    [EN] The antioxidant activity of essential oils is currently widely established in the literature. It is often the same and even higher than this in synthetic additives as BHT or BHA. On the other hand, they show frequently a high antibacterial and antifungical activity in such a way that an increasing interest for their use as natural alternative compared with the previous mentioned compounds can be justified. Given that the essential oils show also a great chemical variability which is conc...

  10. ICF gamma-ray reaction history diagnostics

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    Herrmann, H. W.; Young, C. S.; Mack, J. M.; Kim, Y. H.; McEvoy, A.; Evans, S.; Sedillo, T.; Batha, S.; Schmitt, M.; Wilson, D. C.; Langenbrunner, J. R.; Malone, R.; Kaufman, M. I.; Cox, B. C.; Frogget, B.; Miller, E. K.; Ali, Z. A.; Tunnell, T. W.; Stoeffl, W.; Horsfield, C. J.; Rubery, M.

    2010-08-01

    Reaction history measurements, such as nuclear bang time and burn width, are fundamental components of diagnosing ICF implosions and will be employed to help steer the National Ignition Facility (NIF) towards ignition. Fusion gammas provide a direct measure of nuclear interaction rate (unlike x-rays) without being compromised by Doppler spreading (unlike neutrons). Gas Cherenkov Detectors that convert fusion gamma rays to UV/visible Cherenkov photons for collection by fast optical recording systems have established their usefulness in illuminating ICF physics in several experimental campaigns at OMEGA. In particular, bang time precision better than 25 ps has been demonstrated, well below the 50 ps accuracy requirement defined by the NIF. NIF Gamma Reaction History (GRH) diagnostics are being developed based on optimization of sensitivity, bandwidth, dynamic range, cost, and NIF-specific logistics, requirements and extreme radiation environment. Implementation will occur in two phases. The first phase consists of four channels mounted to the outside of the target chamber at ~6 m from target chamber center (GRH-6m) coupled to ultra-fast photo-multiplier tubes (PMT). This system is intended to operate in the 1013-1017 neutron yield range expected during the early THD campaign. It will have high enough bandwidth to provide accurate bang times and burn widths for the expected THD reaction histories (> 80 ps fwhm). Successful operation of the first GRH-6m channel has been demonstrated at OMEGA, allowing a verification of instrument sensitivity, timing and EMI/background suppression. The second phase will consist of several channels located just inside the target bay shield wall at 15 m from target chamber center (GRH-15m) with optical paths leading through the cement shield wall to well-shielded streak cameras and PMTs. This system is intended to operate in the 1016-1020 yield range expected during the DT ignition campaign, providing higher temporal resolution for the

  11. ICF gamma-ray reaction history diagnostics

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    Reaction history measurements, such as nuclear bang time and burn width, are fundamental components of diagnosing ICF implosions and will be employed to help steer the National Ignition Facility (NIF) towards ignition. Fusion gammas provide a direct measure of nuclear interaction rate (unlike x-rays) without being compromised by Doppler spreading (unlike neutrons). Gas Cherenkov Detectors that convert fusion gamma rays to UV/visible Cherenkov photons for collection by fast optical recording systems have established their usefulness in illuminating ICF physics in several experimental campaigns at OMEGA. In particular, bang time precision better than 25 ps has been demonstrated, well below the 50 ps accuracy requirement defined by the NIF. NIF Gamma Reaction History (GRH) diagnostics are being developed based on optimization of sensitivity, bandwidth, dynamic range, cost, and NIF-specific logistics, requirements and extreme radiation environment. Implementation will occur in two phases. The first phase consists of four channels mounted to the outside of the target chamber at ∼6 m from target chamber center (GRH-6m) coupled to ultra-fast photo-multiplier tubes (PMT). This system is intended to operate in the 1013-1017 neutron yield range expected during the early THD campaign. It will have high enough bandwidth to provide accurate bang times and burn widths for the expected THD reaction histories (> 80 ps fwhm). Successful operation of the first GRH-6m channel has been demonstrated at OMEGA, allowing a verification of instrument sensitivity, timing and EMI/background suppression. The second phase will consist of several channels located just inside the target bay shield wall at 15 m from target chamber center (GRH-15m) with optical paths leading through the cement shield wall to well-shielded streak cameras and PMTs. This system is intended to operate in the 1016-1020 yield range expected during the DT ignition campaign, providing higher temporal resolution for the

  12. Progress in the CAEP ICF Program

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    Peng, Hansheng

    1997-04-01

    The ICF Program in China has made significant progress with multilabs' efforts in the past years. The eight-beam SG-II laser facility, upgraded from the two-beam SG-I facility, is nearly completed for 1.05 μm light output and is about to be operated for experiments. Some benchmark experiments have been conducted for disk targets. Advanced diagnostic techniques, such as an x-ray microscope with a 7-μm spatial resolution and x-ray framing cameras with a temporal resolution better than 65ps, have been developed. Lower energy pumping with prepulse technique for Ne-like Ti laser at 32.6nm has succeeded and shadowgraphy of a fine mesh has been demonstrated with the Ti laser beam. A national project, SG-III laser facility, has been proposed to produce 60 kJ blue light for target physics experiments and is being conceptually designed. New laser technology, including maltipass amplification, large aperture plasma electrode switches and laser glass with fewer platinum grains have been developed to meet the requirements of the SG-III Project. The Technical Integration Line (TIL) as a scientific prototype beamlet of SG-III will be first built in the next few years.

  13. Analytical opacity formulas for ICF elements

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    Minguez, E. E-mail: minguez@denim.upm.es; Martel, P.; Gil, J.M.; Rubiano, J.G.; Rodriguez, R

    2002-01-01

    Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (LTE) opacity codes have been developed by the Instituto de Fusion Nuclear (DENIM) during the last years. JIMENA code (Laser and Particle Beams 6 (1998) 265; Laser and Particle Beams 10 (1992) 651) is an opacity code that solves self-consistently, for each temperature and density, the radial Dirac equation with a local spherically symmetrical potential. Very recently we have developed a new opacity code, called ANALOP, that uses an analytical potential (JQSRT 54 (1995) 621), which can include density and temperature effects for atomic data calculations. Opacities are determined with these two codes for selected elements at different plasma conditions. This work is focused on the determination of Rosseland and Planck mean analytical formulas for several single elements used in ICF targets. A scaling law of these mean opacities is given as a function of the plasma parameters: electron temperature and plasma density. These opacities have been tested with numerical results from other codes and with available experimental results.

  14. Analysis of equations of state for ICF

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    In the field of inertial confinement fusion (ICF), numerical simulation plays a very important role reproducing real results with a good accuracy. Once considered the needed simplificative approximations, it is obtained and equation system that has to be solved in a more or less complex way. Anyway these simulation codes have to fit the behaviour of real materials with the help of some flexible parameters. In the case of fluid dynamics, the key to fit the equation system to the real material behaviour are the equations of state (EOS) involved in the problem. This is why there is an actual need of using accurate data in order to obtain results that match the real behaviour of materials. Nowadays there are several available sources of real EOS data. These sources are based either in theoretical models fixed with experimental results or in analytical approximations to those models. In this article a comparative analysis is made between two of the most used EOS data sources in simulations. The aim of this work is to check the quality of these data that is commonly used and on which the accuracy of the results depend. (Author) 3 refs

  15. Innovative ICF scheme-impact fast ignition

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    A totally new ignition scheme for ICF, impact fast ignition (IFI), is proposed [1], in which the compressed DT main fuel is to be ignited by impact collision of another fraction of separately imploded DT fuel, which is accelerated in the hollow conical target. Two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation results in full geometry are presented, in which some key physical parameters for the impact shell dynamics such as 108 cm/s of the implosion velocity, 200- 300 g/cm3 of the compressed density, and the converted temperature beyond 5 keV are demonstrated. As the first step toward the proof-of-principle of IFI, we have conducted preliminary experiments under the operation of GEKKO XII/HYPER laser system to achieve a hyper-velocity of the order of 108 cm/s. As a result we have observed a highest velocity, 6.5 x 107 cm/s, ever achieved. Furthermore, we have also done the first integrated experiments using the target and observed substantial amount of neutron yields. Reference: [1] M. Murakami and Nagatomo, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. Phys. Res. A 544(2005) 67

  16. Radiative heat transport instability in ICF plasmas

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    Rozmus, W.; Bychenkov, V. Yu.

    2015-11-01

    A laser produced high-Z plasma in which an energy balance is achieved due to radiation losses and radiative heat transfer supports ion acoustic wave instability. A linear dispersion relation is derived and instability is compared to the radiation cooling instability. This instability develops in the wide range of angles and wavenumbers with the typical growth rate on the order of cs/LT (cs is the sound speed, LT is the temperature scale length). In addition to radiation dominated systems, a similar thermal transport driven ion acoustic instability was found before in plasmas where the thermal transport coefficient depends on electron density. However, under conditions of indirect drive ICF experiments the driving term for the instability is the radiative heat flux and in particular, the density dependence of the radiative heat conductivity. A specific example of thermal Bremsstrahlung radiation source has been considered corresponding to a thermal conductivity coefficient that is inversely proportional to the square of local particle density. In the nonlinear regime this instability may lead to plasma jet formation and anisotropic x-ray generation.

  17. Designing net-zero homes with ICF

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    2011-07-01

    In recent years, subjects like energy savings, climate change and carbon emissions have become hot political topics of discussion. These issues play a vital role in the cost of utilities to homeowners because of natural and man-made events. The cost of electricity is rising continuously and it is important to reduce the present reliance on external energy for basic thermal comfort. Energy efficient building methods can make this possible for homes by supplying more economically acquired energy from renewable sources. One approach to achieve this is the grid-tied, Net-Zero method. This paper presents the methodology for designing Net-Zero homes with ICF, which can reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 30-50%. Advantages include better comfort, reliability, and environmental sustainability. The roadblocks, considerations, design guidelines, applicable renewable energy sources, supporting programs and, finally, the outcome of the Net-Zero technique are presented. Suggestions include reducing energy requirements by using efficient lighting fixtures and appliances and turning off lights and other equipment when not in use.

  18. Mallas tensegríticas de doble capa y manipulaciones de Rot-Umbela

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    Gómez-Jáuregui, V.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Double-layer tensegrity grids (DLTGs are tensegrity spatial systems containing two parallel networks of members in tension forming the top and bottom chords, whose nodes are linked by vertical and/or inclined web members under compression and tension. This paper presents, as an introduction, a brief perspective of the historical proposals for DLTGs over the last years, describing later a new approach for generating these kinds of structures, mainly in geometrical terms. After applying Otero’s proposal for designing conventional double-layer grids (DLGs, a new technique, known as Rot-Umbela Manipulation, is applied to their upper and/or lower layers for generating DLTGs. Rot-Umbela Manipulation consists of opening a vertex in the plane for obtaining a certain polygon, which is then rotated by a determined angle. This powerful operation opens an endless catalogue of DLTGs and a very interesting line of research in the field of Tensegrity.

    Las mallas tensegríticas de doble capa (MTDC son estructuras de Tensegridad que contiene dos mallas traccionadas paralelas, unidas por otra capa intermedia compuesta por elementos comprimidos y traccionados verticales y/o diagonales. Este trabajo presenta inicialmente un breve repaso sobre las propuestas de MTDC que se han realizado hasta el momento, exponiendo luego una nueva metodología, eminentemente geométrica, para la generación de este tipo de estructuras tensegríticas. Tras aplicar la propuesta de Otero para generar mallas de doble capa (MDC convencionales, se procede a realizar Manipulaciones de Rot-Umbela en las capas inferior y/o superior para convertir dicha estructura en una MTDC. Las Manipulaciones de Rot-Umbela consisten en la apertura de cada vértice en un cierto polígono, al cual se le aplica una rotación o giro particular. Se consigue así un potente sistema para “tensegritizar” MDC convencionales y abrir una línea de investigación muy interesante en el campo de la

  19. Tribología de nuevas capas autolubricantes producidas mediante PVD

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    Oñate, J. I.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available MoS2 coatings, deposited by PVD show a low friction under vacuum conditions, but degrade easily under atmospheric conditions. This work describes the development of a new type of MoSx, coating, modified with WC. These coatings presented a very low and stable friction coefficient lower than 0.04 when tested under vacuum at 0.75 GPa in a ball on disc tribometer. Durability was higher than 1 million wear cycles, showing a wear rate of 1.3 10-16 m3/Nm. When tested under atmospheric conditions and up to 70 % RH, friction increased to 0.15 and durability reached a lower value of up to 3 x 105 cycles. Surface analyses in these coatings showed S/Mo ratios higher than 1.2 and with oxygen levels lower than 2 %, demonstrating the lubricant character of the coating.

    Las capas de MoS2 depositadas mediante PVD tienen baja fricción en vacío pero se degradan con facilidad al aire, especialmente en presencia de humedad. Este trabajo describe el desarrollo de nuevas capas de MoSx modificadas con WC. En ensayos de "bola sobre disco" a 0,75 GPa, las capas presentaron una fricción muy baja y estable (< 0,04 en vacío. Se obtuvo una durabilidad superior a 1 millón de ciclos, mostrando un desgaste de 1,3 x 10-16 m3/Nm, mejorado respecto a otras capas de MoSx. El coeficiente de fricción aumentó a 0,15 y la durabilidad disminuyó hasta 1 a 3 x 105 ciclos en aire hasta 70 % HR. El análisis superficial mostró ratios de S/Mo superiores a 1,2, con menos del 2 % de oxígeno, demostrando carácter lubricante.

  20. Calderón y la multiplicidad espacial en comedias de capa y espada

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    González-Pérez, A.

    2013-01-01

    Se trata de un análisis de la multiplicidad espacial en las comedias de capa y espada calderonianas. Se entiende por multiplicidad espacial el manejo de espacios simultáneos contiguos que permiten desde una simple circunstancia ingeniosa o una escena cómica, hasta juegos espaciales complejos en los cuales será esta multiplicidad espacial el nudo o núcleo de la historia y de la escenificación incluso con valores simbólicos. Se señalan algunas funciones de esta multiplicidad espacial, las forma...

  1. 13th FINA World Championship finals: stroke kinematical and race times according to performance, gender and event

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    Jesus, S.; Costa, M. J.; Marinho, D.A.; Garrido, N.; Silva, A. J.; Barbosa, Tiago M.

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this work was to compare the stroke kinematics and race times of the freestyle final races at the 13th FINA World Championships between: (i) the three medalists versus the last three finalists; (ii) males versus female swimmers; (iii) all events in each gender. Data was collected from the champioships official web site. There were no significant differences in the stroke kinematics neither in the race times between medallists and non-medallists. There were significant effects in th...

  2. Control de Sustancias Agotadoras de la Capa de Ozono (SAO en vehículos importados

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    Miguel Antonio Cano-Pérez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda el estudio sobre importaciones de vehículos, realizadas en la provincia de Holguín por las entidades MOA DIESEL S.A. y UNEVOL S.A, en el año 2009, con sistemas de aire acondicionado incorporados, sin la comprobación por la Aduana, ni por los especialistas del Centro de Inspección Ambiental del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente (CITMA acreditados al efecto, del tipo de gas refrigerante de los sistemas de climatización. Señala las partidas arancelarias de los vehículos que presentan los sistemas con gases refrigerantes y sustancias agotadoras de la capa de ozono. Argumenta que al no estar oficialmente establecido el control de ellos en los aires acondicionados de los vehículos, deja una brecha abierta por la cual pueden entrar alpaís sustancias agotadoras de la capa de ozono, sin el debido control, ni la correspondiente certificación. Se presentó la propuesta de la vía y forma para el control tanto por la Aduana, como por el CITMA.

  3. Evolución del arsenal científico para la vigilancia de la capa de ozono parte ii

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    González N., J C; Simbaqueva F, O

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    Los propósitos de este trabajo son: a) describir los dominios en los que se centra parte de la literatura científica reciente, relacionada con la evaluación de la columna total de ozono y con los niveles de radiación solar ultravioleta B (RUVB); b) resaltar las más importantes estrategias desarrolladas en el abordaje del análisis y seguimiento de la capa de ozono; c) hallar las tendencias de asociación científica para la investigación de la capa de ozono; d) sugerir el ámbito en el cual los p...

  4. 42 CFR 442.118 - Denial of payments for new admissions to an ICF/MR.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Denial of payments for new admissions to an ICF/MR... AND INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED Certification of ICFs/MR § 442.118 Denial of payments for new admissions to an ICF/MR. (a) Basis for denial of payments. The Medicaid...

  5. 42 CFR 431.154 - Informal reconsideration for ICFs/MR.

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    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Informal reconsideration for ICFs/MR. 431.154 Section 431.154 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... Process for NFs and ICFs/MR § 431.154 Informal reconsideration for ICFs/MR. The informal...

  6. 42 CFR 442.40 - Availability of FFP during appeals for ICFs/MR.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Availability of FFP during appeals for ICFs/MR. 442... appeals for ICFs/MR. (a) Definitions. As used in this section— Effective date of expiration means the date... an ICF/MR after its provider agreement has been terminated or has expired and not been renewed....

  7. Rett and ICF syndromes: methylation moves into medicine

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    Kumar, Arun

    2000-01-01

    Two human genetic disorders, Rett and ICF syndromes, have recently been shown to be caused by mutations in genes encoding proteins involved in gene silencing through DNA methylation. Rett (RTT) syndrome is a progressive childhood neurodevelopmental disorder that affects females exclusively with an incidence of 1 in 10,000–15,000 female births.

  8. Tritium and plutonium production as a step toward ICF commercialization

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    The feasibility of a combined special nuclear materials (SNM) production plant/engineering test facility (ETF) with reduced pellet and driver performance requirements as a step toward commercialization of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is examined. Blanket design and tritium production cost studies, the status of R and D programs, and the ETF role are emphasized

  9. Nuclear-data needs for inertial-confinement fusion (ICF)

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    Our survey was limited to ICF programs in the United States. It included researchers in laser and heavy ion fusion, target design, target diagnostics, and conceptual reactor design. We asked each of these people to read the current data needs for magnetic fusion energy and to comment on additional data that they require

  10. CAPA-gene products in the haematophagous sandfly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) - vector for leishmaniasis disease

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    Predel, Reinhard; Neupert, Susanne; Russell, William K.;

    2013-01-01

    inventory of neuropeptides, including those that regulate diuretic processes, is completely unknown. Direct MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometric analysis of dissected ganglia of Phlebotomus papatasi, combined with a data-mining of sandfly genome 'contigs', was used to identify native CAPA-peptides, a peptide...... analyses confirm that the general architecture in sandflies appears identical to that of much larger mosquitoes....

  11. Contributions to the Genesis and Progress of ICF

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    Nuckolls, J H

    2006-02-15

    Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) has progressed from the detonation of large-scale fusion explosions initiated by atomic bombs in the early 1950s to final preparations for initiating small-scale fusion explosions with giant lasers. The next major step after ignition will be development of high performance targets that can be initiated with much smaller, lower cost lasers. In the 21st century and beyond, ICF's grand challenge is to develop practical power plants that generate low cost, clean, inexhaustible fusion energy. In this chapter, I first describe the origin in 1960-61 of ICF target concepts, early speculations on laser driven 'Thermonuclear Engines' for power production and rocket propulsion, and encouraging large-scale nuclear explosive experiments conducted in 1962. Next, I recall the 40-year, multi-billion dollar ignition campaign - to develop a matched combination of sufficiently high-performance implosion lasers and sufficiently stable targets capable of igniting small fusion explosions. I conclude with brief comments on the NIF ignition campaign and very high-performance targets, and speculations on ICF's potential in a centuries-long Darwinian competition of future energy systems. My perspectives in this chapter are those of a nuclear explosive designer, optimistic proponent of ICF energy, and Livermore Laboratory leader. The perspectives of Livermore's post 1970 laser experts and builders, and laser fusion experimentalists are provided in a chapter written by John Holzrichter, a leading scientist and leader in Livermore's second generation laser fusion program. In a third chapter, Ray Kidder, a theoretical physicist and early laser fusion pioneer, provides his perspectives including the history of the first generation laser fusion program he led from 1962-1972.

  12. Contributions to the Genesis and Progress of ICF

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    Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) has progressed from the detonation of large-scale fusion explosions initiated by atomic bombs in the early 1950s to final preparations for initiating small-scale fusion explosions with giant lasers. The next major step after ignition will be development of high performance targets that can be initiated with much smaller, lower cost lasers. In the 21st century and beyond, ICF's grand challenge is to develop practical power plants that generate low cost, clean, inexhaustible fusion energy. In this chapter, I first describe the origin in 1960-61 of ICF target concepts, early speculations on laser driven 'Thermonuclear Engines' for power production and rocket propulsion, and encouraging large-scale nuclear explosive experiments conducted in 1962. Next, I recall the 40-year, multi-billion dollar ignition campaign - to develop a matched combination of sufficiently high-performance implosion lasers and sufficiently stable targets capable of igniting small fusion explosions. I conclude with brief comments on the NIF ignition campaign and very high-performance targets, and speculations on ICF's potential in a centuries-long Darwinian competition of future energy systems. My perspectives in this chapter are those of a nuclear explosive designer, optimistic proponent of ICF energy, and Livermore Laboratory leader. The perspectives of Livermore's post 1970 laser experts and builders, and laser fusion experimentalists are provided in a chapter written by John Holzrichter, a leading scientist and leader in Livermore's second generation laser fusion program. In a third chapter, Ray Kidder, a theoretical physicist and early laser fusion pioneer, provides his perspectives including the history of the first generation laser fusion program he led from 1962-1972.

  13. ICF Core Set for Head and Neck Cancer: Do the Categories Discriminate Among Clinically Relevant Subgroups of Patients?

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    Tschiesner, Uta; Oberhauser, Cornelia; Cieza, Alarcos

    2011-01-01

    The multidisciplinary assessment of functioning in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) according to the "ICF Core Set for Head and Neck Cancer" (ICF-HNC) was developed in an international and multi-disciplinary approach. The ICF-HNC is an application of the ICF that was adopted by the World Health Organization. The objective of this study was…

  14. LÓGICA DEL NEGOCIO DE LA EMPRESA EN UNA CAPA INTERMEDIA

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    Daymel Marrero Viñas

    2002-05-01

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    El trabajo que se presenta sugiere dos maneras de afrontar el desarrollo de un sistema informativo para la empresa en un ambiente colaborativo. Teniendo en cuenta la dinámica actual y las necesidades de mantenimiento inmediato a los sistemas automatizados. Se comparan los modelos de dos y trescapas para la arquitectura cliente-servidor haciendo especial énfasis en las ventajas del modelo de tres capas por su facilidad de extensión a diferentes entornos de desarrollo de la aplicación cliente sin necesidad de grandes variaciones en los procesos de manipulación de los datos.

  15. Hydrodynamics compression in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) plasma

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    The hydrodynamics compression in ICF plasma has been theoretically studied using conservation equations. The study is based on single fluid plasma model. A comparison is made between shock and adiabatic compression. It seems that the amount of energy required to compress the fusion fuel by same factor is greater for strong shocks but is nearly same for weak shocks in comparison with the adiabatic compression. It can be inferred as conclusion that weak shocks are appropriate for compression in ICF. The ratio of pressure, density and temperature are obtained in terms of shock speed, i.e., in terms of mach numbers. The limitation of achievable density of fuel in shock is calculated beyond which there is expansion rather than compression. (author)

  16. Optical design of Kirkpatrick-Baez microscope for ICF

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    A new flux-resolution optical design method of Kirkpatrick-Baez microscope (KB microscope) is proposed. In X-ray imaging diagnostics of inertial confinement fusion(ICF), spatial resolution and flux are always the key parameters. While the traditional optical design of KB microscope is to correct on-axis spherical aberration and astigmatic aberration, flux-resolution method is based on lateral aberration of full field and astigmatic aberration. Thus the spatial resolution related to field dimension and light flux can be estimated. By the expressions of spatial resolution and actual limits in ICF, rules of how to set original structure and optical design flow are summarized. An instance is presented and it shows that the design has met the original targets and overcome the shortcomings of image characterization in compressed core by traditional spherical aberration correction. (authors)

  17. Applications of holographic interferometry to cryogenic ICF target characterization

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    Uniformity of condensed layers of DT fuel in cryogenic ICF targets is a crucial parameter in their design. Measurements by classical interferometry lacks resolution to determine DT layer uniformity for targets with thick glass shells and/or thick ablative polymer coatings. We have developed holographic interferometry as an alternative tool for layer uniformity determination. This method is sensitive only to the fuel layer itself. We describe the technique and interference pattern analysis, and present preliminary results

  18. The development of the glass laser ICF driver in China

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    The brief survey of the development of high power glass laser ICF driver in China is given in this report. The features of the ''Shen-Guang'' facility in use for the present with the output power 2 TW are introduced. The approaches of obtaining the uniform illumination in target by means of lens array and the corresponding physical experiment results are particularly presented as well -Abstract only-. (Authors)

  19. 'Black star': uma mutação somática natural da uva fina de mesa cv. Brasil

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    Sergio Ruffo Roberto

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A uva fina de mesa 'Black Star', originada de uma mutação somática da uva cv. Brasil em Marialva-PR, é descrita quanto às suas principais características físico-químicas e produtivas. Suas bagas, com sementes, apresentam formato elipsoide alongado com coloração vermelho-escura, tendendo ao preto durante a maturação plena. O ciclo, o desempenho produtivo e a suscetibilidade às doenças fúngicas assemelham-se aos da cv. Itália. Durante a maturação plena, apresenta teor médio de sólidos solúveis de 14ºBrix, 0,6% de ácido tartárico e índice de maturação de 21. Trata-se de nova cultivar de uva fina de mesa com potencial de cultivo no Brasil.

  20. La formación Capas Rojas: caracterización y génesis

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    Molina, J. M.

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available The characteristics (lithofacies, biofacies, age, thickness, vertical and lateral relations, etc., and significance of the Capas Rojas Formation (Upper Cretaceous-Eocene are analysed. This formation crops out widely in the Subbetic (External Zones of the Betic Cordillera. The Capas Rojas Formation presents a great uniformity in the wide sectors of this cordillera and has its equivalent in facies and age, in the Scaglia Rossa Formation of the Apennines and southern Alps and also in equally analogous formations in other Alpine Mediterranean domains. From the available sedimentological and paleoecological data, mainly from the macrofossils (isolated rudists and echinoids content and from the ichnofacies analysis, it is concluded that its deposition took place in a hemipelagic marine environment with a moderate depth (a few hundreds of metres during a long interval of time (40-50 Ma with a very low sedimentation rate (a few millimetres per thousand years. From the analysis of the evolution of the continental margin in which was deposited, and of their equivalents in other Alpine domains, is deduced that the beginning of its deposition recorded the end of the differentiation in troughs and swells of these passive margins in the advanced stages of the rifting, so that this unit, in wide sector of the basin covered areas with an irregular topography in the bottom, mainly controlled by faults and slowly leveled them.Se analizan las características (litofacies, biofacies, edad, potencia, etc. de la Formación Capas Rojas (Cretácico superior-Eoceno que aflora extensamente en el Subbético, dentro de las Zonas Externas de la Cordillera Bética. Esta formación presenta una gran uniformidad de facies en amplios sectores de la cordillera y tiene su equivalente, en facies y en edad, en la Formación Scaglia Rossa de los Apeninos del centro de Italia y de los Alpes meridionales y en formaciones igualmente análogas en otros dominios alpinos mediterráneos. A

  1. Heterogeneous clinical presentation in ICF syndrome: correlation with underlying gene defects

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    Weemaes, Corry; van Tol, Maarten JD; Wang, Jun; van Ostaijen-Ten Dam, Monique M.; van Eggermond, Marja CJA; Thijssen, Peter E.; Aytekin, Caner; Brunetti-Pierri, Nicola; van der Burg, Mirjam; Graham Davies, E; Ferster, Alina; Furthner, Dieter; Gimelli, Giorgio; Gennery, Andy; Kloeckener-Gruissem, Barbara

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    Immunodeficiency with centromeric instability and facial anomalies (ICF) syndrome is a primary immunodeficiency, predominantly characterized by agammaglobulinemia or hypoimmunoglobulinemia, centromere instability and facial anomalies. Mutations in two genes have been discovered to cause ICF syndrome: DNMT3B and ZBTB24. To characterize the clinical features of this syndrome, as well as genotype–phenotype correlations, we compared clinical and genetic data of 44 ICF patients. Of them, 23 had mu...

  2. Shoulder pain within the ICF framework; patient experiences of functioning and assessment methods

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    Introduction: Shoulder pain is a common, persistent and disabling disease. The restoration of abnormal movement-patterns is often an important goal in the treatment of patients with shoulder pain. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is a conceptual framework and classification that has been developed by the World Health Organisation. The ICF is a common, multi-disciplinary language that allows identification of condition-specific codes (ICF categories)...

  3. Characterization of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets using PIXE, RBS, and STIM analysis.

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    Li, Yongqiang; Liu, Xue; Li, Xinyi; Liu, Yiyang; Zheng, Yi; Wang, Min; Shen, Hao

    2013-08-01

    Quality control of the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) target in the laser fusion program is vital to ensure that energy deposition from the lasers results in uniform compression and minimization of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities. The technique of nuclear microscopy with ion beam analysis is a powerful method to provide characterization of ICF targets. Distribution of elements, depth profile, and density image of ICF targets can be identified by particle-induced X-ray emission, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, and scanning transmission ion microscopy. We present examples of ICF target characterization by nuclear microscopy at Fudan University in order to demonstrate their potential impact in assessing target fabrication processes. PMID:23702102

  4. Mediating effects of the ICF domain of function and the gross motor function measure on the ICF domains of activity, and participation in children with cerebral palsy.

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    Lee, Byoung-Hee; Kim, Yu-Mi; Jeong, Goo-Churl

    2015-10-01

    [Purpose] This study aimed to evaluate the mediating effect of gross motor function, measured using the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) and of general function, measured using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Child and Youth Check List (ICF-CY), on the ICF domains of activity and participation in children with cerebral palsy (CP). [Subjects] Ninety-five children with CP, from Seoul, Korea, participated in the study. [Methods] The GMFM was administered in its entirety to patients without orthoses or mobility aids. The ICF-CY was used to evaluate the degree of disability and health of subjects. [Results] GMFM score and ICF-CY function were negatively correlated to ICF-CY activity and participation. ICF-CY partially mediated the effects of the GMFM on activity and participation. [Conclusion] When establishing a treatment plan for a child with CP, limitations in activity and participation, as described by the ICF-CY, should be considered in addition to the child's physical abilities and development. In addition, the treatment plan should focus on increasing the child's activity and participation level, as well as his/her physical level. PMID:26644643

  5. Função motora fina, sensorial e perceptiva de escolares com transtorno do déficit de atenção com hiperatividade

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    Paola Matiko Martins Okuda

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar e comparar as funções motoras fina, sensorial e perceptiva de escolares com Transtorno do Déficit de Atenção com Hiperatividade (TDAH e escolares com bom desempenho escolar sem alterações de comportamento. MÉTODOS: Participaram 22 escolares do ensino fundamental, de gênero masculino, distribuídos em: GI - 11 escolares com Transtorno do Déficit de Atenção com Hiperatividade; e GII - 11 escolares com bom desempenho acadêmico e sem alterações de comportamento. Os escolares foram submetidos à aplicação do Protocolo de Avaliação da Função Motora Fina, Sensorial e Perceptiva e da Escala de Disgrafia. RESULTADOS: Houve diferença nas tarefas de função motora fina, função sensorial e função perceptiva entre o GI e o GII, com desempenho inferior do GI. Todos os escolares de GI apresentaram disgrafia. CONCLUSÃO: Escolares com Transtorno do Déficit de Atenção com Hiperatividade apresentam desempenho inferior aos escolares com bom desempenho acadêmico em relação às funções motoras fina, sensorial e perceptiva. Tais dificuldades podem causar impacto significativo sobre o desempenho acadêmico, uma vez que comprometem o desenvolvimento da linguagem escrita, ocasionando disgrafia nesses escolares.

  6. X-ray ablation measurements and modeling for ICF applications

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    X-ray ablation of material from the first wall and other components of an ICF (Inertial Confinement Fusion) chamber is a major threat to the laser final optics. Material condensing on these optics after a shot may cause damage with subsequent laser shots. To ensure the successful operation of the ICF facility, removal rates must be predicted accurately. The goal for this dissertation is to develop an experimentally validated x-ray response model, with particular application to the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Accurate knowledge of the x-ray and debris emissions from ICF targets is a critical first step in the process of predicting the performance of the target chamber system. A number of 1-D numerical simulations of NIF targets have been run to characterize target output in terms of energy, angular distribution, spectrum, and pulse shape. Scaling of output characteristics with variations of both target yield and hohlraum wall thickness are also described. Experiments have been conducted at the Nova laser on the effects of relevant x-ray fluences on various materials. The response was diagnosed using post-shot examinations of the surfaces with scanning electron microscope and atomic force microscope instruments. Judgments were made about the dominant removal mechanisms for each material. Measurements of removal depths were made to provide data for the modeling. The finite difference ablation code developed here (ABLATOR) combines the thermomechanical response of materials to x-rays with models of various removal mechanisms. The former aspect refers to energy deposition in such small characteristic depths (∼ micron) that thermal conduction and hydrodynamic motion are significant effects on the nanosecond time scale. The material removal models use the resulting time histories of temperature and pressure-profiles, along with ancillary local conditions, to predict rates of surface vaporization and the onset of conditions that would lead to spallation

  7. Preferencia manual, actividad motora gruesa y fina en niños con desnutrición

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    María Elena Flores Villavicencio; Rogelio Troyo Sanromán

    2001-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación es evaluar lapreferencia manual con la prueba propuesta porSoper (1986), en relación con el establecimiento de la actividad motora gruesa y fina en niñosescolares que presenten o hayan presentadodesnutrición. Se seleccionaron a 107 niños escolares de 6 años de edad, se registro el peso yla talla de cada niño para ser clasificados en lascategorías de desnutrición de acuerdo a la técnica propuesta por Waterlow (1977), resultando 32 niños con desnutrición y 75 n...

  8. 2002 results: TotalFinaElf makes a ''much better performance'' than the overall international oil groups

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    T. Desmarest, head of TotalFinaElf oil and gas company, has presented the 2002 results of his company in the particular context of a moving international oil situation (the Iraq crisis and the situation in Venezuela) with important consequences on markets. At the same time, the company decided to change its name into 'Total' and to adopt a new logo. The results show a 17% drop with respect to 2001 but a 10% increase of the production. The high rate of exploration successes has led to the discovery of about 1 billion of bpe with a 0.8 US$ cost per bpe, which represents the best performance of the 5 world oil majors. The rate of reserves renewal reached 151% (11.2 billions of bpe at the end of 2002). The downstream activities (refining/distribution and basic chemistry) encountered much more problems for various reasons: low economic growth, climate warmth, international instability etc.. (J.S.)

  9. New applications of electrochemistry to ICF target preparation

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    Electrochemistry plays a very important role in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) target preparation. This paper reports the preparation of metal foil with theoretical density by electrical chemical machining and metal nanowire array by electrodeposition on anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) template. Ti foils with surface roughness less than 30 nm and Au nanowire arrays with length about 10 μm, diameter about 300 nm were prepared. The choices of electrolyte composition and electrochemical parameters, and diameter and length control of nanowires were investigated. (authors)

  10. Multi-dimensional cubic interpolation for ICF hydrodynamics simulation

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    A new interpolation method is proposed to solve the multi-dimensional hyperbolic equations which appear in describing the hydrodynamics of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosion. The advection phase of the cubic-interpolated pseudo-particle (CIP) is greatly improved, by assuming the continuities of the second and the third spatial derivatives in addition to the physical value and the first derivative. These derivatives are derived from the given physical equation. In order to evaluate the new method, Zalesak's example is tested, and we obtain successfully good results. (author)

  11. U.S. DOE driver development for ICF

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    The goal of the Department of Energy (DOE) supported Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program is to produce pure fusion ignition with fusion yields of 200 to 1000 millions of joules, which could find several applications in the defence and in the electric power generation. The National Ignition Facility will operate in both direct and indirect driver modes, with a glass laser driver. However two other options have been developed to increase the energy efficiency: the Light Ion Pulsed Power program and the NIKE KrF laser. Heavy ion drivers are also investigated -Abstract only-. (TEC)

  12. 3D Simulations of line emission from ICF capsules

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    Line emission from ICF implosions can be used to diagnose the temperature of the DT fuel and provides an indication of the distortion in the fuel-pusher interface. 2D simulations have provided valuable insights into the usefulness of argon and titanium dopants as diagnostics of instabilities. Characterizing the effects of drive asymmetries requires 3D modeling with large demands for computer time and memory, necessitating the use of parallel computers. We present the results of some 3D simulations achieved with a code utilizing both shared memory and distributed parallelism. We discuss the code structure and related performance issues

  13. ICF quarterly report, October-December 1998, volume 8, number 4

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    1998-09-30

    The ICF Quarterly Report is pub-lished four times each fiscal year by the Inertial Confinement Fusion/National Ignition Facility and High-Energy-Density Experimental Science (ICF/NIF/ HEDES) Program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The journal summarizes selected current research achievements of the LLNLICF/NIF/HEDES Program.

  14. 42 CFR 442.15 - Duration of agreement for ICFs/MR.

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    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Duration of agreement for ICFs/MR. 442.15 Section 442.15 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES... FACILITIES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED Provider Agreements § 442.15 Duration of agreement for ICFs/MR....

  15. 42 CFR 442.16 - Extension of agreement for ICFs/MR.

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    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Extension of agreement for ICFs/MR. 442.16 Section 442.16 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES... FACILITIES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED Provider Agreements § 442.16 Extension of agreement for ICFs/MR....

  16. Influencia del acabado superficial sobre el comportamiento tribológico de capas nitrocarburadas en acero X40CrMoV5 1

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    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available In this work the surface roughness behaviour in the forming of gaseous nitrocarburized layers has been analyzed. Ra values from 0.02 to 1.50 μm. has been considered. Obtained results prove a minor influence on layer thickness. A little increase of Ra has been observed. The abrasive wear resistance of nitrocarburized specimens was researched. The carbonitride ε is the only constituent in the about 6 μm thickness layers that have been carried out in this work. The tests revealed a minor wear resistance of the external part in the layers. This way, the external zone is less effective to wear phenomena than the internal. The specimens with small roughness parameters values show a higher poor wear resistance zone.

    En este trabajo se estudia la influencia que el acabado superficial del acero X40CrMoV5 1 tiene sobre la capa blanca o de combinación formada en el proceso de la nitrocarburación gaseosa. Se consideran acabados superficiales en el rango de 0,02 a 1,50 μm para Ra. Los resultados obtenidos indican que la rugosidad aumenta en todos los casos, aunque tiene poca influencia sobre el espesor de capa formada. También se ha investigado el comportamiento frente al desgaste abrasivo de las capas obtenidas que están constituidas en su totalidad por nitrocarburo ε y son de un espesor aproximado de 6 μm. Se ha encontrado un comportamiento diferenciado frente al desgaste de la zona externa de la capa frente a la zona subsuperficial. Los resultados revelan que la capa externa de la capa de combinación es poco efectiva frente al desgaste en relación con la capa subsuperficial. La zona de peor comportamiento es mayor para las probetas con acabados superficiales más finos.

  17. 42 CFR 442.119 - Duration of denial of payments and subsequent termination of an ICF/MR.

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    ... termination of an ICF/MR. 442.119 Section 442.119 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES... NURSING FACILITIES AND INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED Certification of ICFs/MR § 442.119 Duration of denial of payments and subsequent termination of an ICF/MR. (a) Period of...

  18. Content comparison of haemophilia specific patient-rated outcome measures with the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF, ICF-CY

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs are considered important outcomes because they reflect the patient's experience in clinical trials. PROs have been included in the field of haemophilia only recently. Purpose Comparing the contents of PROs measures used in haemophilia, based on the ICF/ICF-CY as frame of reference. Methods Haemophilia-specific PROs for adults and children were selected on the grounds of international accessibility. The content of the selected instruments were examined by linking the concepts within the items of these instruments to the ICF/ICF-CY. Results Within the 5 selected instruments 365 concepts were identified, of which 283 concepts were linked to the ICF/ICF CY and mapped into 70 different categories. The most frequently used categories were "b152: Emotional functions" and "e1101: Drugs". Conclusions The present paper provides an overview on current PROs in haemophilia and facilitates the selection of appropriate instruments for specific purposes in clinical and research settings. This work was made possible by the grant of the European Murinet Project (Multidisciplinary Research Network on Health and Disability in Europe.

  19. ICF quarterly report January - March 1997 volume 7, number 3

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    Murray, J

    1998-04-09

    The National Ignition Facility Project The mission of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is to produce ignition and modest energy gain in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets. Achieving these goals will maintain U.S. world leadership in ICF and will directly benefit the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) missions in national security, science and technology, energy resources, and industrial competitiveness. Development and operation of the NIF are consistent with DOE goals for environmental quality, openness to the community, and nuclear nonproliferation and arms control. Although the primary mission of inertial fusion is for defense applications, inertial fusion research will provide critical information for the development of inertial fusion energy. The NIF, under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is a cornerstone of the DOE's science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program for addressing high-energy-density physics issues in the absence of nuclear weapons testing. In pursuit of this mission, the DOE's Defense Programs has developed a state-of-the-art capability with the NIF to investigate high-energy-density physics in the laboratory with a microfusion capability for defense and energy applications. As a Strategic System Acquisition, the NIF Project has a separate and disciplined reporting chain to DOE as shown below.

  20. Performance of the Aurora KrF ICF laser system

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    Because short wavelength lasers are attractive for inertial confinement fusion (ICF), the Department of Energy is sponsoring work at Los Alamos National Laboratory in krypton-fluoride (KrF) laser technology. Aurora is a short-pulse, high-power, KrF laser system. It serves as an end-to-end technology demonstration prototype for large-scale ultraviolet laser systems for short wavelength ICF research. The system employs optical angular multiplexing and serial amplification by electron-beam-driven KrF laser amplifiers. The 1 to 5 ns pulse of the Aurora front end is split into 96 beams which are angularly and temporally multiplexed to produce a 480 ns pulse train for amplification by four KrF laser amplifiers. In the present system configuration half (48) of the amplified pulses are demultiplexed using different optical path lengths and delivered simultaneously to target. This paper discusses how the Aurora laser system has entered the initial operational phase by delivering pulse energies of greater than one kilojoule to target

  1. Moving finite element method for ICF target implosion

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    One-dimensional hydrodynamic codes for the analysis of ICF target implosion which include various effects have been developed, but most of them utilize the artificial viscosity (e.g. Von Neumann's viscosity) which cannot reveal accurately the shock waves. A gain of ICF target implosion is much due to the dissipation at the shock fronts, so it is necessary to express correctly the shock waves which are affected by the viscosity. The width of the shock waves is usually a few times as large as the length of mean-free-path, and we have to set about 104 -- 105 meshes for the shock waves. It is a serious problem because of the computional memories or CPU time. In the moving finite element (MFE) method, both nodal amplitudes and nodal positions move continuously with time in such a way as to satisfy simultaneous ordinary differential equations (OPDs) which minimize partial differential equation (PDE) residuals. In this paper, it is proposed to extend the MFE method for various one-dimensional hydrodynamic equations. (author)

  2. Barriers, activities and participation: Incorporating ICF into service planning datasets.

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    O'Donovan, MA

    2009-05-21

    Purpose. Guided by the World Health Organization\\'s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a measure of activity and participation (MAP) was developed and incorporated into the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database in Ireland. The aims of this article are to investigate and explore the relationship between the barriers, participation restriction and functioning levels experienced by people with disabilities. Method. Seven thousand five hundred and sixty-two personal interviews with people meeting specific eligibility criteria for registering onto the database were conducted across four health service executive regions in Ireland. Results. Overall, differences in barriers, participation restriction and activity limitations experienced by people with different types of disabilities were found to be significant. Furthermore, low functioning and experience of barriers were indicators of participation restriction. Conclusions. This article has shown that elements of the ICF have been successfully operationalised in a service planning tool through the development of the MAP. This provides a more holistic view of disability and will enable the impact of service interventions to be measured over time.

  3. URA coded-aperture camera for ICF plasma diagnostics

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    In the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research, imaging for x-rays and high energy particles is regarded to be one of the most important techniques to solve the implosion dynamics. A single pinhole camera and a Fresnel zone plate (FZP) camera have been used as the imaging instrument so far. The single pinhole camera, however, has low SN ratio especially for a weak radiation source because of its small opening area. The FZP camera inevitably produces an artifact in the reconstructed image. The uniformly redundant arrays (URA) were predicted to be artifact-free and expected to superior to FZP. From the above consideration, the URA camera has been introduced to ICF research at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The authors have successfully applied the URA camera to x-ray imaging of a compressed core with a cannon ball target. The URA aperture consists of 2,046 square pinholes and was fabricated by a photo-etching method in a 10 μm thick nickel foil. Each pinhole size was 30 μm square that was made small compared to the center-to-center spacings of 50 μm for self-supporting. The pattern of pinhole arrays was based on a 31 x 33 element m-sequence URA

  4. Deposition and drive symmetry for light ion ICF targets

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    Light ion beam ICF is a concept in which intense beams of low atomic number ions would be used to drive ICF targets to ignition and gain. Three dimensional analytic approximations indicate that at least twelve beams would be required to drive an indirect drive target with adequate symmetry. Here, results from two dimensional numerical simulations are presented describing the ion deposition and drive symmetry aspects of such a target for which the ion beams are approximated as ring sources. For adequate symmetry in the two dimensional calculations, the simulations required six ring sources and two pole sources during the low power 'foot' pulse and four ring sources during the main ion beam drive pulse. If each ring represents five individual beams, this corresponds to 32 beams in the foot pulse and 20 beams in the main pulse. The corresponding two dimensional integrated LASNEX calculation, simulating the target from ion beam input to ignition and burn in the same code run, produced 591 MJ of thermonuclear yield with lithium ion beam sources containing a total input energy of 16 MJ. (author)

  5. Materials testing in the ICF test facility SIRIUS-M

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    The symmetric illumination laser-driven SIRIUS-M test facility provides materials testing in relevant ICF conditions. The test module is placed 2 m away from the target to achieve a goal neutron wall loading of 2 MW/m2. The 2 mm thick graphite liner reduces the peak dpa rate in the module by only 2.4%. Using a lead reflector results in 50% more damage in the test module compared to a stainless steel reflector. Two circular test modules are used in SIRIUS-M. Each module fits between three beam ports. About 1 MW of nuclear heting is removed by the helium coolant from each module. The peak iron dpa rate is 24 dpa/FPY yielding an accumulated damage of 120 dpa after 5 full power years of operation. A total volume-integrated figure of merit of 14 200 dpa.l can be achieved. The matrix and testing schedule are described. It is possible to perform all tests needed for the ICF Demo in the two SIRIUS-M test modules. (orig.)

  6. Materials testing in the ICF test facility SIRIUS-M

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    Sawan, M. E.; Kulcinski, G. L.

    1986-11-01

    The symmetric illumination laser-driven SIRIUS-M test facility provides materials testing in relevant ICF conditions. The test module is placed 2 m away from the target to achieve a goal neutron wall loading of 2 MW/m2. The 2 mm thick graphite liner reduces the peak dpa rate in the module by only 2.4%. Using a lead reflector results in 50% more damage in the test module compared to a stainless steel reflector. Two circular test modules are used in SIRIUS-M. Each module fits between three beam ports. About 1 MW of nuclear heating is removed by the helium coolant from each module. The peak iron dpa rate is 24 dpa/FPY yielding an accumulated damage of 120 dpa after 5 full power years of operation. A total volume-integrated figure of merit of 14200 dpa — l can be achieved. The test matrix and testing schedule are described. It is possible to perform all tests needed for the ICF Demo in the two SIRIUS-M test modules.

  7. Sirius-T, a symmetrically illuminated ICF tritium production facility

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    A scoping study of a symmetrically illuminated ICF tritium production facility utilizing a KrF laser is presented. A single shell ICF target is illuminated by 92 beams symmetrically distributed around a spherical cavity filled with xenon gas at 1.0 torr. The driver energy and target gain are taken to be 2 MJ and 50 for the optimistic case and 1 MJ and 100 for the conservative case. Based on a graphite dry wall evaporation rate of 0.1 cm/y for a 100 MJ yield, the authors estimate a cavity radius of 3.5 m for a rep-rate of 10 Hz and 3.0 m for 5 Hz. A spherical structural frame has been scoped out capable of supporting 92 blanket modules, each with a beam port in the center. They have selected liquid lithium in vanadium structure as the primary breeding concept utilizing beryllium as a neutron multiplier. A tritium breeding ratio of 1.83 can be achieved in the 3 m radius cavity which at 10 Hz and an availability of 75% provides an annual tritium surplus of 32.6 kg. Assuming 100% debt financing over a 30 year reactor lifetime, the production cost of T2 for the 2 MJ driver case is $7,325/g for a 5% interest rate and $12,370/g for a 10% interest rate. 8 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs

  8. [Functioning and disability: the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)].

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    Fernández-López, Juan Antonio; Fernández-Fidalgo, María; Geoffrey, Reed; Stucki, Gerold; Cieza, Alarcos

    2009-01-01

    The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) has provided a new foundation for our understanding of health, functioning, and disability. It covers most of the health and health-related domains that make up the human experience, and the most environmental factors that influence that experience of functioning and disability. With the exhaustive ICF, patients' functioning -including its components body functions and structures and activities and participation-, becomes a central perspective in medicine. To implement the ICF in medicine and other fields, practical tools (= ICF Core Sets) have been developed. They are selected sets of categories out of the whole classification which serve as minimal standards for the assessment and reporting of functioning and health for clinical studies and clinical encounters (Brief ICF Core Set) or as standards for multiprofessional comprehensive assessment (Comprehensive ICF Core Set). Different from generic and condition-specific health-status measures, the ICF Core Sets include important body functions and structures and contextual factors. The use of the ICF Core Sets provides an important step towards improved communications between healthcare providers and professionals, and will enable patients and their families to understand and communicate with health professionals about their functioning and treatment goals. Specific applications include multi- and interdisciplinary assessment in clinical settings and in legal expert evaluations and use in disease or functioning-management programs. The ICF has also a potential as a conceptual framework to clarify an interrelated universe of health-related concepts which can be elucidated based on the ICF and therefore will be an ideal tool for teaching students in all medical fields and may open doors to multi-professional learning. PMID:20111826

  9. Generación de capas de conversión con elementos de tierras raras sobre acero galvanizado

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    Arenas, M. A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Cerium conversion coatings are formed on commercial galvanized steel and a generation mechanism is suggested. The best conversion coatings were found using 10,000 ppm CeCl3·7H2O + 0,3 % vol. of H2O2 with a pH of 1.3. A cathodic potential, -100 mV versus corrosion potential, was applied during the treatment at a constant temperature of 43 °C. SEM micrographs have revealed a non uniform coating thickness between 1-2 μm. Polarization curves in 3.56 wt. % NaCl exhibited an inhibition power of about 94 % with respect to the galvanized steel. The proposed mechanism suggests that the Ce (III ions in the solution were oxidized by H2O2 to Ce (IV which then precipitated as CeO2. The applied voltage could cause a higher presence of Ce3+ in the film maybe due to an electroreduction process of cerium (IV in the film to cerium (III.

    En el presente trabajo, se desarrollan capas de conversión de cerio sobre un acero galvanizado comercial, proponiéndose un mecanismo de formación de las mismas. Las condiciones óptimas de generación de la capa se consiguieron empleando una disolución de 10.000 ppm de CeCl3·7H2O + 0,3 % vol. de H2O2 ajustando el pH a 1,3. A su vez, para mejorar la adherencia y reducir el tiempo de tratamiento se realizó, durante los 10 min del tratamiento, una activación potenciostática a -100 mV respecto al potencial de corrosión, manteniéndose la temperatura a 43 °C. El estudio del corte transversal de las muestras mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido reveló que las capas de cerio poseen un espesor no uniforme de 1-2 μm. Los resultados electroquímicos indicaron que las capas de cerio generadas ofrecían porcentajes de inhibición del orden del 94 % en cloruro sódico. Un posible mecanismo de formación de la capa de conversión sería que los iones de cerio (III en solución se

  10. Determinación de Tensiones Residuales Superficiales y en Capas por Difracción de RayosX

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    Steier, H. P.

    1997-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se lleva a cabo una revisión general de la técnica de medida de tensiones residuales superficiales y en capas por difracción de rayos X. La primera parte trata de revisar los fundamentos necesarios. Se explican la dirección de medida y la profundidad de información en la difracción de rayos X para poder entender cuales son los espaciados que medimos. También se revisan las relaciones elásticas tensión-deformación para comprender como se relacionan estos espaciados al es...

  11. Modelos bipolares, estilos de vida y capas medias en la historiografía social colombiana sobre el siglo XIX

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    Sergio Paolo Solano D.

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    En este artículo se argumenta que la aplicación de un modelo bipolar en el análisis de la sociedad colombiana del siglo XIX lleva a simplificar la estratificación social y a desconocer la existencia de unas capas medias organizadas en torno a un estilo de vida en el que el honor y la proyección de una imagen social respetable eran la piedra angular. Propone ver lo popular como un espacio social y cultural que se dinamiza a partir de los conflictos entre los estilos de vida de sus diversos sec...

  12. Evaluación del desempeño de redes neuronales artificiales para estimar propiedades de capas de pavimentos

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    Beltran, Gloria Inés; Romo, Miguel Pedro

    2014-01-01

    Una de las principales preocupaciones en la evaluación de la condición estructural de pavimentos flexibles en servicio, es la estimación de propiedades mecánicas de las capas, útiles para el diseño y toma de decisiones en los sistemas de gestión de carreteras. Este problema de identificación de parámetros es realmente complejo, debido al gran número de variables involucradas en el comportamiento de los pavimentos. Para esos fines, se ha considerado modelar la respuesta del pavimentos ante pru...

  13. EVALUACIÓN DE LOS DISPOSITIVOS A NIVEL DE LA CAPA 2, 3 y 4 DEL MODELO OSI.

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    Yralys Sulbaran

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En el siguiente articulo trata sobre tecnologías de interconexión de redes debido a que en los últimos años se ha notado el progresivo avance que han tenido las tecnologías y la convergencia de las mismas, desapareciendo rápidamente las diferencias para transferir, almacenar y procesar la información ocasionando de esta manera la interoperabilidad de las redes utilizando dispositivos tales como los routers y Switching, donde cada uno de ellos tienen sus propias características en relación al diseño, configuración y funcionamiento, de allí la necesidad de evaluar si los dispositivos de interconexión (Routers y Switches a nivel de la capa 2, 3 y 4 del modelo OSI, siendo este el titulo y objetivo general planteado en la investigación, el propósito de la investigación fue identificar y evaluar los routers y switch capa 2, 3 y 4 examinando el funcionamiento de los equipos y verificar el uso por parte de los operadores. Con respecto al tipo de investigación según su propósito es descriptiva y es un diseño de campo y un diseño no experimental se clasifica transeccional o transversal, el tipo de muestra es no probabilística, se utilizó el cuestionario y la observación directa como instrumento de recolección de datos siendo valido y confiable con un valor 0.72. Por último se dan las conclusiones que según los resultados obtenidos los operadores o administradores de red, tienen la suficiente capacidad para el manejo y control de las posibles fallas que puedan presentarse y disponen de los mecanismos y tecnologías necesarias para el buen funcionamiento de la red, en relación con lo switch capa 4, a un no están muy familiarizados con el mismo, se puede decir que desconocen un poco sobre esta tecnología al contrario de los otros dispositivos router, switch capa 2 y 3.Las recomendaciones van dirigidas a específicamente a los operadores y administradores de red.

  14. Optimización de láminas reticuladas de una capa

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    Orta, B.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the reflection on optimum design in one layer lattice shells to cover large span spaces with different base geometries. The objective is to find parameters of form that have more effect on cost, in agreement with the Theory of Design of Structures (3,4, comparable to plane structures (4,12. To reach this aim, a program (8 has been created using Simulated Annealing (SA, a numerical approximation algorithm that finds solutions near optimum. The objective function used is extracted from the Theory of Design of Structures: structural volume. Its definition and characteristics will be seen. Diverse solutions to the numerical proposed examples are shown. These solutions solve similar problems changing the form of the plant to be covered. To finish, parameters of form from found solutions are displayed, and conclusions are extracted, such that SA is an appropriated method for this kind of problems.Este artículo muestra la reflexión sobre el diseño óptimo de laminas reticuladas de una sola capa en la cobertura de espacios de gran luz con diferentes bases. El objetivo es encontrar los parámetros que más efecto tienen en el coste de acuerdo con la Teoría de Diseño de Estructuras (3,4, de manera comparable a estructuras planas (4,12. Para alcanzar este propósito se ha creado un programa (8 que utiliza el Recocido Simulado (SA, una técnica de aproximación numérica que encuentra soluciones cercanas al óptimo. La función objetivo utilizada se extrae de la Teoría de Diseño de Estructuras: volumen estructural, se verán su definición y características. Se muestran diversas soluciones a los ejemplos numéricos propuestos; estas soluciones resuelven problemas similares cambiando la forma de la planta a cubrir. Para terminar se muestran los parámetros de forma obtenidos a partir del análisis de las soluciones, y se extraen conclusiones como que el SA es un método apropiado para esta clase de problemas.

  15. Análisis no lineal de mallas espaciales de doble capa

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    Estévez Cimadevila, Francisco Javier

    1991-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper is related to the topic developed in my RH.D. thesis. A new model is proposed to describe the non-linear behaviour of straight pin-jointed compression members. Sucti a method Is based upon obtaining the complete constitutive equations in the case of circular hollow sections. The stability functions of imperfect bars and the analytical formulation of the post-buckiing behaviour are obtained by taking the exact expression of the curvature in the integratlon of the differential equation of the elastic. The linearization of the constitutive relationships and the application of an incremental iterative model based upon the modification of the elasticity of the bars at critical point allows us to consider the non-linear analysis of the double layer space grids. The models of analysis proposed here have been applied to a wide variety of trusses with different characteristics and typologies, some examples of which accompany this paper.

    Este artículo corresponde al tema de investigación desarrollado en mi tesis doctoral. Se plantea un nuevo modelo para describir el comportamiento no lineal de piezas rectas biarticuladas sometidas a compresión, basado en la obtención de las ecuaciones constitutivas en el caso de los perfiles tubulares huecos de sección circular. Se obtienen las funciones de estabilidad de barras imperfectas y la formulación analítica del comportamiento postpandeo tomando la expresión exacta de la curvatura en la integración de la ecuación diferencial de la elástica. La linearización de las leyes constitutivas y la aplicación de un modelo incremental Iterativo basado en la modificación del módulo de elasticidad de las barras en estado crítico permite abordar el análisis no lineal de las mallas espaciales de doble capa. Los modelos de análisis propuestos se aplicaron a una amplia variedad de mallas de diversas tipologías y características de las que se acompañan algunos ejemplos en el artículo.

  16. Scanning transmission ion microscopy computed tomography (STIM-CT) for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets

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    Highlights: ► ICF target quality requires surface finishes on the order of submicron-scale. ► In STIM inner and outer wall profile can be mapped. ► In STIM the thickness and nonconcentricity of shell-wall in ICF targets can be measured. ► STIM-CT is a powerful method for obtaining three-dimensional density maps within ICF targets. ► STIM-CT can obtain internal structure with identifying non-uniformities in the ICF targets. -- Abstract: ICF target quality control in the laser fusion program is vital to ensure that the energy deposition from the lasers results in uniform compression and minimization of Rayleigh–Taylor instabilities, which requires surface finishes on the order of submicron-scale. During target fabrication process the surface finish and the dimensions of the hohlraum need be well controlled. Density variations and nonspherical or nonconcentric shells might be produced. Scanning transmission ion microscopy computed tomography (STIM-CT) is able to reconstruct the three-dimensional quantitative structure of ICF targets a few tens of micrometers in size. Compared to other types of probe techniques, the main advantage of STIM-CT is that quantitative information about mass density and sphericity can be obtained directly and non-destructively, utilizing specific reconstruction codes. We present a case of ICF target (composed of polyvinyl alcohol) characterization by STIM-CT in order to demonstrate the STIM-CT potential impact in assessing target fabrication processes

  17. CONCENTRAÇÃO DE PARTÍCULAS MINERAIS FINAS E ULTRAFINAS POR ELETROFLOTAÇÃO

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    Everton Pedroza Santos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A baixa recuperação na flotação de partículas minerais finas e ultrafinas continua sendo um dos principais desafios da área de processamento mineral. As técnicas emergentes existentes para o aumento da recuperação destas partículas são baseadas em novos conceitos de otimização da “captura” de partículas por bolhas, através do aumento da probabilidade de colisão bolha-partícula, injetando bolhas médias (100 – 600 μm e pequenas (< 100 μm na célula de flotação. Dentre as técnicas existentes para a geração de bolhas pequenas, estão a flotação por ar dissolvido (FAD e a eletroflotação (EF. Na EF são empregadas microbolhas de oxigênio e hidrogênio, geradas a partir da decomposição eletrolítica da água. Estas bolhas, com diâmetros variando entre 20 a 50 µm, são menores que as obtidas na FAD. As unidades de EF são pequenas e compactas e apresentam baixos custos de manutenção e funcionamento, quando comparadas a outros processos de flotação. Diversos estudos têm demonstrado a viabilidade do processo de EF aplicado ao tratamento de águas e de efluentes industriais, porém poucos estudos abordam a utilização desta técnica na área de processamento mineral. Este trabalho apresenta uma revisão da literatura sobre a utilização da EF aplicada ao tratamento de partículas minerais finas e ultrafinas.

  18. Solid state laser driver for an ICF reactor

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    A conceptual design is presented of the main power amplifier of a multi-beamline, multi-megawatt solid state ICF reactor driver. Simultaneous achievement of useful beam quality and high average power is achieved by a proper choice of amplifier geometry. An amplifier beamline consists of a sequence of face-pumped rectangular slab gain elements, oriented at the Brewster angle relative to the beamline axis, and cooled on their large faces by helium gas that is flowing subsonically. The infrared amplifier output radiation is shifted to an appropriately short wavelength (10% (including all flow cooling input power) when the amplifiers are pumped by efficient high-power AlGaAs semiconductor laser diode arrays. 11 refs., 3 figs., 7 tabs

  19. Solid state laser driver for an ICF reactor

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    A conceptual design is presented of the main power amplifier of a multi-beamline, multi-megawatt solid state ICF reactor driver. Simultaneous achievement of useful beam quality and high average power is achieved by a proper choice of amplifier geometry. An amplifier beamline consists of a sequence of face-pumped rectangular slab gain elements, oriented at the Brewster angle relative to the beamline axis, and cooled on their large faces by helium gas that is flowing subsonically. The infrared amplifier output radiation is shifted to an appropriately short wavelength (10% (including all flow cooling input power) when the amplifiers are pumped by efficient high-power AlGaAs semiconductor laser diode arrays

  20. Strategie didattiche inclusive: le nuove tecnologie nell’ICF-CY

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    Marina Chiaro

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    Full Text Available Questa nota illustra i presupposti teorici e la metodologia definita per il progetto di ricerca relativo alla Scuola Dottorale in Pedagogia e Servizio Sociale dell’Università di Roma Tre. La ricerca riguarda la possibilità di valutare quanto la formazione di insegnanti in servizio erogata con modalità blended, ovvero con parziale utilizzo delle nuove tecnologie, su tematiche relative ai Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA, possa facilitare la progettazione di strategie didattiche inclusive. Il tema di ricerca ha come quadro concettuale di riferimento il modello dell’International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY con il capitolo “Prodotti e Tecnologie” inserito nella componente “Fattori Ambientali” della classificazione. L’aspetto della formazione degli insegnanti è stato affrontato riflettendo anche sulla possibilità di costituire e favorire la costituzione delle Comunità di Pratica (CdP.

  1. Solid state laser driver for an ICF reactor

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    Krupke, W.F.

    1988-01-01

    A conceptual design is presented of the main power amplifier of a multi-beamline, multi-megawatt solid state ICF reactor driver. Simultaneous achievement of useful beam quality and high average power is achieved by a proper choice of amplifier geometry. An amplifier beamline consists of a sequence of face-pumped rectangular slab gain elements, oriented at the Brewster angle relative to the beamline axis, and cooled on their large faces by helium gas that is flowing subsonically. The infrared amplifier output radiation is shifted to an appropriately short wavelength (<500 nm) using nonlinear crystals that are also gas cooled. We project an overall driver efficiency >10% (including all flow cooling input power) when the amplifiers are pumped by efficient high-power AlGaAs semiconductor laser diode arrays. 11 refs., 3 figs., 7 tabs.

  2. Recent advances in indirect drive ICF target physics at CEA

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    The objective of Target Physics Program at CEA is the achievement of ignition on the LMJ, a glass laser facility of 1.8 MJ which will be completed by 2008. It is composed of theoretical work, experimental work and numerical simulations. An important part of experimental studies is made in collaboration with U.S. DOE Laboratories: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester. Experiments were performed on Phebus, NOVA (LLNL) and OMEGA (LLE) ; they included diagnostics developments. Recent efforts have been focused on Laser Plasma Interaction, hohlraum energetics, symmetry, ablator physics and hydrodynamic instabilities. Ongoing work prepare the first experiments on the LIL which is a prototype facility of the LMJ (8 of its 240 beams). They will be performed by 2002. Recent progress in ICF target physics allows us to precise laser specifications to achieve ignition with reasonable margin. (author)

  3. The twin-fall concept for an ICF chamber

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    A twin-fall concept, with a thin sacrificial inner fall and a thick outer annular fall, is proposed for use for energy conversion and structural protection of an advanced-fuel inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reactor. This scheme takes full advantage of the unique D-T ignited D-D-3He target yield, which is primarily in short range irradiation. A compact chamber, radius of 3 m, is achieved, giving a high energy density, low chamber costs, and effective heavy ion beam driver focusing. The reactor concept is named LOTRIT to emphasize the minimum tritium inventory due to combination of the target design and a selection of liquid lead as a chamber working fluid

  4. Numerical analysis of anisotropic diffusion effect on ICF hydrodynamic instabilities

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    Olazabal-Loumé M.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The effect of anisotropic diffusion on hydrodynamic instabilities in the context of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF flows is numerically assessed. This anisotropy occurs in indirect-drive when laminated ablators are used to modify the lateral transport [1,2]. In direct-drive, non-local transport mechanisms and magnetic fields may modify the lateral conduction [3]. In this work, numerical simulations obtained with the code PERLE [4], dedicated to linear stability analysis, are compared with previous theoretical results [5]. In these approaches, the diffusion anisotropy can be controlled by a characteristic coefficient which enables a comprehensive study. This work provides new results on the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor (RT, ablative Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM and Darrieus-Landau (DL instabilities.

  5. Advanced power flow technologies for high current ICF accelerators

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    Two new technologies for raising the power density in high current, inertial confinement fusion accelerators have been developed in the past two years. Magnetic flashover inhibition utilizes the self-magnetic fields around the vacuum insulator surface to inhibit surface flashover; average electric fields of 40 Mv/m at magnetic fields of 1.1 T have been achieved. Self-magnetic insulation of long, vacuum transmission lines has been used to transport power at 1.6 x 1014 W/m2 over six meters and up to 1.6 x 1015 W/m2 over short distances in a radial anode-cathode feed. The recent data relevant to these new technologies and their implications for ICF will be explored

  6. Resolving a central ICF issue for ignition: Implosion symmertry

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    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program focuses on resolving key target-physics issues and developing technology needed for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). This work is being performed in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). A major requirement for the indirect-drive NIF ignition target is to achieve the irradiation uniformity on the capsule surface needed for a symmetrical high-convergence implosion. Los Alamos employed an integrated modeling technique using the Lasnex radiation-hydrodynamics code to design two different targets that achieve ignition and moderate gain. Los Alamos is performing experiments on the Nova Laser at LLNL in order to validate our NIF ignition calculations

  7. Régimen térmico y variabilidad espacial de la capa activa en isla decepcion, Antártica

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    Gabriel Goyanes

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    Full Text Available El programa de monitoreo de capa activa (CALM fue desarrollado en las últimas décadas con la finalidad de comprender el impacto del cambio climático sobre los ambientes con permafrost. Este trabajo analiza los resultados obtenidos, en los últimos seis años, de los sitios CALM-S Irizar, Cráter Lake y Refugio Chileno, ubicados en Isla Decepción. En ellos se ha medido el espesor, el estado térmico y la distribución espacial de la capa activa. En los sitios Irizar y Refugio Chileno la evolución del espesor de capa activa varió interanualmente sin una clara tendencia dentro del corto período analizado; por el contrario, el sitio Cráter Lake evidenció una tendencia a la disminución de espesor. La distribución espacial como el espesor de dicha capa en los tres sitios de monitoreo, mostraron estar condicionados principalmente por la potencia de la cubierta de nieve, la litología y la exposición a los vientos. El relieve, la topografía de detalle, la orientación de las laderas frente a la radiación solar incidente, ejercieron un control menor sobre esta distribución. El estado térmico de la capa activa evidenció el control ejercido sobre ella de la temperatura del aire y de la cubierta nival. Así bajo reducidos espesores de nieve, el modelo de penetración en profundidad de la isoterma de 0 ºC, ha permitido aproximar satisfactoriamente el espesor de capa activa.

  8. Modelos bipolares, estilos de vida y capas medias en la historiografía social colombiana sobre el siglo XIX

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    Sergio Paolo Solano D.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se argumenta que la aplicación de un modelo bipolar en el análisis de la sociedad colombiana del siglo XIX lleva a simplificar la estratificación social y a desconocer la existencia de unas capas medias organizadas en torno a un estilo de vida en el que el honor y la proyección de una imagen social respetable eran la piedra angular. Propone ver lo popular como un espacio social y cultural que se dinamiza a partir de los conflictos entre los estilos de vida de sus diversos sectores.Palabras Clave: Capas medias; estilo de vida; honor; modelo bipolar. Bipolar models, lifestyles and middle Colombian social historiography on the nineteenth centuryAbstractThis article argues that the application of a bipolar model in the analysis of nineteenth-century Colombian society is to simplify the social stratification to deny the existence of middle classes organized around a lifestyle in which the honor and projecting a respectable social image were the cornerstone. Proposes more popular as a social and cultural space that is energized from the conflict between the lifestyles of its various sectors.Keywords: Middle class; lifestyle; honor; bipolar model.

  9. A proteomic approach for studying insect phylogeny: CAPA peptides of ancient insect taxa (Dictyoptera, Blattoptera as a test case

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    Gäde Gerd

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Neuropeptide ligands have to fit exactly into their respective receptors and thus the evolution of the coding regions of their genes is constrained and may be strongly conserved. As such, they may be suitable for the reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships within higher taxa. CAPA peptides of major lineages of cockroaches (Blaberidae, Blattellidae, Blattidae, Polyphagidae, Cryptocercidae and of the termite Mastotermes darwiniensis were chosen to test the above hypothesis. The phylogenetic relationships within various groups of the taxon Dictyoptera (praying mantids, termites and cockroaches are still highly disputed. Results Tandem mass spectrometry of neuropeptides from perisympathetic organs was used to obtain sequence data of CAPA peptides from single specimens; the data were analysed by Maximum Parsimony and Bayesian Interference. The resulting cladograms, taking 61 species into account, show a topology which is in general agreement with recent molecular and morphological phylogenetic analyses, including the recent phylogenetic arrangement placing termites within the cockroaches. When sequence data sets from other neuropeptides, viz. adipokinetic hormones and sulfakinins, were included, the general topology of the cladogram did not change but bootstrap values increased considerably. Conclusion This study represents the first comprehensive survey of neuropeptides of insects for solely phylogenetic purposes and concludes that sequences of short neuropeptides are suitable to complement molecular biological and morphological data for the reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships.

  10. Estudio de la degradación de la capa de sellado en perfiles de aluminio anodizado

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    Juan G. Castaño

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El anodizado del aluminio es simplemente el refuerzo de un proceso natural y espontáneo: la formación de una capa de alúmina estable y protectora mediante la cual se pueden obtener películas con una subcapa exterior porosa que acepta coloración. Luego la operación de sellado permite la formación de una sustancia gelatinosa compuesta principalmente de bohemita, que obstruye los poros y mejora la conservación del aspecto superficial y la resistencia a la corrosión. Utilizando SEM y EDS, en este trabajo se estudiaron las causas de la degradación de la capa de sellado de algunas piezas de aluminio anodizado, independientemente del medio en donde está expuesto el material, y se encontró su origen en la fotodegradación de un aditivo orgánico añadido en exceso durante la operación de sellado.

  11. The Prospects for High-Yield ICF with a Z-Pinch Driven Dynamic Hohlraum

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    CHANDLER, GORDON A.; CHRIEN, R.; COOPER, GARY WAYNE; DERZON, MARK S.; DOUGLAS, MELISSA R.; HEBRON, DAVID E.; LASH, JOEL S.; LEEPER, RAMON J.; MATZEN, M. KEITH; MEHLHORN, THOMAS A.; NASH, THOMAS J.; OLSON, RICHARD E.; PETERSON, D.L.; RUIZ, CARLOS L.; SANFORD, THOMAS W. L.; SLUTZ, STEPHEN A.

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    Recent success with the Sandia Z machine has renewed interest in utilizing fast z-pinenes for ICF. One promising concept places the ICF capsule internal to the imploding z-pinch. At machine parameters relevant to achieving high yield, the imploding z-pinch mass has sufficient opacity to trap radiation giving rise to a dynamic hohlraum. The concept utilizes a 12 MJ, 54 MA z-pinch driver producing a capsule drive temperature exceeding 300 eV to realize a 550 MJ thermonuclear yield. They present the current high-yield design and its development that supports high-yield ICF with a z-pinch driven dynamic hohlraum.

  12. The Prospects for High-Yield ICF with a Z-Pinch Driven Dynamic Hohlraum

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    Recent success with the Sandia Z machine has renewed interest in utilizing fast z-pinenes for ICF. One promising concept places the ICF capsule internal to the imploding z-pinch. At machine parameters relevant to achieving high yield, the imploding z-pinch mass has sufficient opacity to trap radiation giving rise to a dynamic hohlraum. The concept utilizes a 12 MJ, 54 MA z-pinch driver producing a capsule drive temperature exceeding 300 eV to realize a 550 MJ thermonuclear yield. They present the current high-yield design and its development that supports high-yield ICF with a z-pinch driven dynamic hohlraum

  13. Toimintakyvyn arviointi ja kuvaaminen käyttäen ICF-luokitusta : Tapaustutkimus hartiarenkaan ongelmasta

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    Mälkiä, Emma

    2016-01-01

    ICF on kansainvälinen luokitus suoritus- ja toimintakyvyn määrittelyyn. Tämä tutkimus vastaa tarpeeseen ICF-luokituksen käytön tutkimisesta erilaisissa ongelmissa ja toimintaympäristöissä. Olkapääkivut ja hartiarenkaan ongelmat ovat yleisiä ja tuki- ja liikuntaelinongelmat aiheuttavat vuosittain mittavat kustannukset sairasvakuutusjärjestelmälle. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena on käyttää teoreettista ICF-luokitusta suoritus- ja toimintakyvyn arviointiin ja kuvaamiseen käytännössä, tässä tapa...

  14. Estudio de soluciones precursoras para el crecimiento de capas superconductoras gruesas por el método de deposición de soluciones químicas

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    Romà Buyreu, Nieves

    2015-01-01

    Esta tesis se centra en la síntesis de soluciones de trifluoroacetatos de itrio, bario y cobre para el crecimiento de capas epitaxiales de YBa2Cu3O7 mediante el método de descomposición metalorgánica (MOD) de deposición de soluciones químicas (CSD). Este método es barato, escalable y ha demostrado altas prestaciones en capas superconductoras delgadas (≈300nm). La fabricación de cintas epitaxiales de óxidos superconductores es un campo de gran interés debido a la gran variedad de aplicaci...

  15. capA, a cspA-like gene that encodes a cold acclimation protein in the psychrotrophic bacterium Arthrobacter globiformis SI55.

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    Berger, F.; Normand, P.; Potier, P

    1997-01-01

    By use of Arthrobacter globiformis SI55, a psychrotrophic bacterium capable of growth between -5 and +32 degrees C, we cloned and sequenced capA, a gene homologous to cspA encoding the major cold shock protein in Escherichia coli. The deduced protein sequence has a high level of identity with the sequences of other CspA-related proteins from various sources, and no particular residue or domain that could be specific to cold-adapted microorganisms emerged. We show that CapA was produced very r...

  16. Régimen térmico y variabilidad espacial de la capa activa en isla decepcion, Antártica

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    Gabriel Goyanes; Gonçalo Vieira; Alberto Caselli; Carla Mora; Miguel Ramos; Miguel Angel de Pablo; Mário Neves; Fernando Santos; Ivo Bernardo; David Gilichinsky; Andrey Abramov; Vanessa Batista; Raquel Melo; Alexandre Nieuwendam; Alice Ferreira

    2014-01-01

    El programa de monitoreo de capa activa (CALM) fue desarrollado en las últimas décadas con la finalidad de comprender el impacto del cambio climático sobre los ambientes con permafrost. Este trabajo analiza los resultados obtenidos, en los últimos seis años, de los sitios CALM-S Irizar, Cráter Lake y Refugio Chileno, ubicados en Isla Decepción. En ellos se ha medido el espesor, el estado térmico y la distribución espacial de la capa activa. En los sitios Irizar y Refugio Chileno la evolución ...

  17. Development of consensus International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) core sets for lymphedema

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    Viehoff, P.B.; Heerkens, Y.F.; Ravensberg, C.D. van; Hidding, J.; Damstra, R.J.; Napel, H. ten; Neumann, H.A.

    2015-01-01

    To understand the challenges of patients with lymphedema it is important to describe functioning and to measure the effectiveness of treatment in changing functioning. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) offers an international framework to classify functioni

  18. Coding of meaningful concepts in lymphedema-specific questionnaires with the ICF

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    Viehoff, P.B.; Hidding, J.T.; Heerkens, Y.F.; Ravensberg, C.D. van; Neumann, H.A.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Purpose: To identify and quantify the meaningful concepts within questionnaires focusing on lymphedema using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Methods: Electronic searches of Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, CENtral and Pedro (2005-2010) were conducted. T

  19. The VISTA spacecraft: Advantages of ICF (Inertial Confinement Fusion) for interplanetary fusions propulsion applications

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    Orth, Charles D.; Klein, Gail; Sercel, Joel; Hoffman, Nate; Murray, Kathy; Chang-Diaz, Franklin

    1987-01-01

    Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) is an attractive engine power source for interplanetary manned spacecraft, especially for near-term missions requiring minimum flight duration, because ICF has inherent high power-to-mass ratios and high specific impulses. We have developed a new vehicle concept called VISTA that uses ICF and is capable of round-trip manned missions to Mars in 100 days using A.D. 2020 technology. We describe VISTA's engine operation, discuss associated plasma issues, and describe the advantages of DT fuel for near-term applications. Although ICF is potentially superior to non-fusion technologies for near-term interplanetary transport, the performance capabilities of VISTA cannot be meaningfully compared with those of magnetic-fusion systems because of the lack of a comparable study of the magnetic-fusion systems. We urge that such a study be conducted.

  20. The INPORT concept - an improved method to protect ICF reactor first walls

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    A method to protect the first metallic walls of ICF reactors from X-rays and target debris has been developed. The concept utilizes porous, flexible tubes of woven C or SiC fibers to contain liquid metals inside the vacuum chamber of an ICF system. These porous tubes allow for ablation and recondensation of liquid metal films. The tubes also moderate the neutron spectra and reduce the displacement and transmutation damage in metallic walls. (orig.)

  1. Using the ICF to clarify team roles and demonstrate clinical reasoning in stroke rehabilitation

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    Tempest, S; McIntyre, A

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is advocated as a tool to structure rehabilitation and a universal language to aid communication, within the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). The ICF may also facilitate clarification of team roles and clinical reasoning for intervention. This article aims to explore both factors in stroke rehabilitation. Method: Following a review of the literature, a summary was presented and discussed with...

  2. ICF Based Comprehensive Evaluation for Post-Acute Spinal Cord Injury

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    Nam, Hyung Seok; Kim, Kwang Dong; Shin, Hyung Ik

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the feasibility of the ICF for initial comprehensive evaluation of early post-acute spinal cord injury. Method A comprehensive evaluation of 62 early post-acute spinal cord injury (SCI) patients was conducted by rehabilitation team members, such as physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, medical social-workers, and nurses. They recorded each of their evaluation according to the ICF first level classification. The contents of the comprehen...

  3. Método Propuesto para Estimar la Altura de Capa de Mezcla en la Atmósfera, con ayuda de la Aviación

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    Rodolfo Trejo Vázquez; Leticia Villagómez Parra

    2012-01-01

    Se presenta un procedimiento, basado en un desarrollo matemático propio, el cual es aplicado al método de Holzworth, para estimar altura de capa de mezcla en la atmósfera utilizando datos proporcionados por aviones comerciales.

  4. Estudio teórico de la distribución catiónica en la capa octaédrica de silicatos laminares

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    Hernández-Laguna, A.

    Los silicatos laminares son unos minerales de gran extensión en la corteza de nuestro y otros planetas, y se ha detectado su presencia en masas de partículas de polvo interplanatario. Están formados por láminas estructuradas en una capa tetraedros de sílice y una de octaédros de oxihidroxido de aluminio. Según el número de capas y la disposición aparecen distintos minerales. Además, también pueden aparecer distintos minerales como consecuencia de la substitución isomórfica de cationes en la capas, en particular, Al(III) por Si en la capa tetraédrica y Fe(III) y/o Mg(II) por Al(III) en la octaédrica. Cuando el catión substituyente presenta un estado de oxidación más bajo que al que substituye genera carga negativa que tiene que neutralizarse con cationes que se disponen en el espacio interlaminar. En este trabajo vamos a estudiar, mediante distintos métodos computacionales, las distribuciones de dichos cationes de substitución en la capa octaédrica de silicatos laminares 2:1 (dos capas tetraédricas y en medio una octaédrica), en particular, en los minerales esmectitas e ilitas. En primer lugar, estudiaremos la distribución de dichos cationes en la capa octaédrica en un modelo de gas reticular por el método de Monte Carlo, minimizando el número de pares de cationes Al, Fe y Mg de nuestro modelo con respecto a los procedentes de resultados espectroscópicos de muestras de minerales. Posteriormente, y mediante un modelo de potenciales empíricos, estudiamos la energética de las distribuciones binarias en dichos minerales, generando unos potenciales de interacción intercambio a dos y tres cationes (extrapolables a cualquier filosilicato) que son la base para una investigación Monte Carlo-"simulated-annealing" en la que se encuentran las transiciones de fase y las estructuras ordenadas, dependiendo dichas estructuras y la temperatura de cambio de fase de la de la naturaleza y concentración de los cationes de substitución. También se han

  5. Análisis cualitativo de propóleos cubanos por cromatografía en capa delgada

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    Campo Fernández, Mercedes; Cuesta Rubio, Osmany; Márquez Hernández, Ingrid; Rosado Pérez, Arístides; Montes de Oca Porto, Rodny

    2008-01-01

    Se propone una técnica analítica de Cromatografía en Capa Delgada (CCD), utilizando placas de Sílica gel GF254, como fase móvil la mezcla hexano:acetato de etilo (7:3) y como reveladores Ce(SO4)2/H2 SO4 y vainillina/H2 SO4. Esta técnica resultó válida, permitiendo la identificación y diferenciación de los tres tipos de propóleos cubanos hasta el momento identificados. Se estudiaron 60 muestras que fueron agrupadas en propóleos pardos, rojos y amarillos, según estudios cromatográficos y espect...

  6. Structure design and error analysis for ICF diagnostic instrument manipulator

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    The diagnostic instrument manipulator (DIM) is designed for the instruments pointing and positioning in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiment. The DIM is a hybrid manipulator and provides precision 2-rotation and 1-translation capability for positioning of diagnostic packages. The inverse kinematics and close-form direct kinematics of the DIM are presented. Moreover, the error mapping function, which represents the end positioning error resulted from limbs length error and joint clearances, is formulated by using matrix method with the differential of kinematics function. Monte-Carlo method is involved in influencing factors analysis on the capability of DIM positioning. The clearances of sphere-pin-joint has a greater negative impact on DIM terminal error than other source errors because of its large absolute errors. Finally, a simulation is performed for observing the varying profile of DIM positioning error with the same source errors at different pitch and yaw. It indicates that the varying of pitch is more effective on DIM terminal error than the varying of yaw. (authors)

  7. Modeling and diagnosing interface mix in layered ICF implosions

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    Weber, C. R.; Berzak Hopkins, L. F.; Clark, D. S.; Haan, S. W.; Ho, D. D.; Meezan, N. B.; Milovich, J. L.; Robey, H. F.; Smalyuk, V. A.; Thomas, C. A.

    2015-11-01

    Mixing at the fuel-ablator interface of an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosion can arise from an unfavorable in-flight Atwood number between the cryogenic DT fuel and the ablator. High-Z dopant is typically added to the ablator to control the Atwood number, but recent high-density carbon (HDC) capsules have been shot at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) without this added dopant. Highly resolved post-shot modeling of these implosions shows that there was significant mixing of ablator material into the dense DT fuel. This mix lowers the fuel density and results in less overall compression, helping to explain the measured ratio of down scattered-to-primary neutrons. Future experimental designs will seek to improve this issue through adding dopant and changing the x-ray spectra with a different hohlraum wall material. To test these changes, we are designing an experimental platform to look at the growth of this mixing layer. This technique uses side-on radiography to measure the spatial extent of an embedded high-Z tracer layer near the interface. Work performed under the auspices of the U.S. D.O.E. by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344.

  8. Quantitative Dopant/Impurity Analysis for ICF Targets

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    Huang, Haibo; Nikroo, Abbas; Stephens, Richard; Eddinger, Samual; Xu, Hongwei; Chen, K. C.; Moreno, Kari

    2008-11-01

    We developed a number of new or improved metrology techniques to measure the spatial distributions of multiple elements in ICF ablator capsules to tight NIF specifications (0.5±0.1 at% Cu, 0.25±0.10 at% Ar, 0.4±0.4 at% O). The elements are either the graded dopants for shock timing, such as Cu in Be, or process-induced impurities, such as Ar and O. Their low concentration, high spatial variation and simultaneous presence make the measurement very difficult. We solved this metrology challenge by combining several techniques: Cu and Ar profiles can be nondestructively measured by operating Contact Radiography (CR) in a differential mode. The result, as well as the O profile, can be checked destructively by a quantitative Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) method. Non-spatially resolved methods, such as absorption edge spectroscopy (and to a lesser accuracy, x-ray fluorescence) can calibrate the Ar and Cu measurement in EDS and CR. In addition, oxygen pick-up during mandrel removal can be validated by before-and-after CR and by density change. Use of all these methods gives multiple checks on the reported profiles.

  9. Glass laser system, Gekko XII upgrade for ICF ignition

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    Recent progresses have shown the possibility of the ignition at the inertial confinement fusion experiment in the direct drive scheme. The imploded core of burning temperature, 5-10 keV, and the imploded core of 600 times liquid fuel density have been realized separately at Osaka University by using less than 10 kJ energy with 3% energy balance. While the high temperature core could only generate the neutrons up to a level of one tenth to a hundredth predicted by the one dimensional calculation at a compression ratio over ten. The required energy and its uniformity on the spherical pellet are trade-off for given the resultant of the implosion. The key issue in the inertial fusion energy development is now the realization of the ignition which is one of milestones to the energy production by the ICF. In this report, the basic design of the Gekko XII upgrade system named open-quotes Kongohclose quotes at Osaka University is discussed with system components being developed now to improve the uniformity, controllability, and the energy delivering in the existing building of Gekko XII

  10. Non-LTE Equation of State for ICF simulations

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    Klapisch, Marcel; Bar-Shalom, Avraham; Colombant, Denis

    2002-11-01

    SCROLL is a collisional radiative model able to deal with complex spectra[1]. It is used to generate opacity/emissivity databases [2] compatible with the hydrocode FAST[3] for all elements of interest in the simulation of ICF targets, including high-Z. It is now modified to yield tables of EOS data for FAST, in the whole range of interest (T=1 to 25000eV, rho=10-6 to 100g/cc). SCROLL contributes the electronic -free and bound- part of the EOS, replacing Busquet's model of an ionization temperature. Ionization energies include contributions of all excited states. Energies and Z* go smoothly to the high density regime, where a "jellium" model is assumed. The free electrons are self consistent with the bound electrons. Examples of runs will be shown. Supported by USDOE through a contract with the Naval Research Laboratory. [1] A. Bar-Shalom, J. Oreg, and M. Klapisch, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 65, 43 (2000). [2] A. Bar-shalom, M. Klapisch, J. Oreg, and D. Colombant, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 46, 295 (2001). [3] J. H. Gardner, A. J. Schmitt, J. P. Dahlburg, et al, Phys. Plasmas 5, 1935 (1998).

  11. Review of the three candidate hohlraums in ICF

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    Li, Xin; Dai, Zhensheng; Zheng, Wudi; Zhao, Yiqing; Zhang, Huasen; Gu, Jianfa; Kang, Dongguo; Ge, Fengjun; Gu, Peijun; Zou, Shiyang

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we give a review of three hohlraum geometries, including cylindrical, octahedral and six-cylinder-port hohlraums, in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) mainly from theoretical side. Every hohlraum has its own strengths and weaknesses. Although there is a problem of drive asymmetry in the cylindrical hohlraums due to some non-ideal factors, the success of ignition is still possible if more laser energy is available beyond the US National Ignition Facility (NIF) in the future. Octahedral hohlraums can provide the high symmetry flux on capsule. However, octahedral hohlraums suffer from several problems due to the complicated three-dimensional plasma conditions inside. And up to now, there is no one target design with the octahedral hohlraums in which each problem can be solved at the same time. Six-cylinder-port hohlraums combine the merits in theory of both cylindrical and octahedral hohlraums to a certain extent. We introduce a target design with good performance by using the six-cylinder-port ho...

  12. An ICF-Based Model for Implementing and Standardizing Multidisciplinary Obesity Rehabilitation Programs within the Healthcare System

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    Amelia Brunani; Alberto Raggi; Anna Sirtori; Maria Elisa Berselli; Valentina Villa; Francesca Ceriani; Stefania Corti; Matilde Leonardi; Paolo Capodaglio; ICF-OBESITY Group

    2015-01-01

    Introduction/Objective: In this study, we aimed to design an ICF-based individual rehabilitation project for obese patients with comorbidities (IRPOb) integrated into the Rehab-CYCLE to standardize rehabilitative programs. This might facilitate the different health professionals involved in the continuum of care of obese patients to standardize rehabilitation interventions. Methods: After training on the ICF and based on the relevant studies, ICF categories were identified in a formal consens...

  13. Identification of relevant ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) categories in lymphedema patients: A cross-sectional study

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    Viehoff, Peter; Potijk, F.; Damstra, R. J.; Heerkens, Yvonne; Ravensberg, Dorine; Van Berkel, D.M.; Neumann, Martino

    2015-01-01

    textabstractBackground. To describe functioning and health of lymphedema patients and to identify their most common problems using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as part of the preparatory studies for the development of ICF Core Sets for lymphedema.Methods. Cross-sectional study in a population of lymphedema patients (n = 200), undergoing treatment in a Dutch lymphedema-specialized hospital. The second-level categories of the ICF were used to coll...

  14. Developing an integrated biomedical and behavioural theory of functioning and disability: adding models of behaviour to the ICF framework.

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    Johnston, Marie; Dixon, Diane

    2014-01-01

    The International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) offers an agreed language on which a scientific model of functional outcomes can be built. The ICF defines functional outcomes as activity and activity limitations (AL) and defines both in behavioural terms. The ICF, therefore, appears to invite explanations of AL as behaviours. Studies of AL find that psychological variables, especially perceptions of control, add to biomedical variables in predicting AL. Therefore, two improved models are proposed, which integrate the ICF with two psychological theories, the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and social cognitive theory (SCT). These models have a sound evidence base as good predictors of behaviour, include perceived control constructs and are compatible with existing evidence about AL. When directly tested in studies of community and clinic-based populations, both integrated models (ICF/TPB and ICF/SCT) outperform each of the three basic models (ICF, TPB and SCT). However, when predicting activity rather than AL, the biomedical model of the ICF does not improve prediction of activity by TPB and SCT on their own. It is concluded that these models offer a better explanation of functional outcomes than the ICF alone and could form the basis for the development of improved models. PMID:25211207

  15. Caracterización de la capa de boruros formada durante la austenización de un hierro nodular austemperizado//Characterization of borides coating formed during austenitization of an austempered ductile iron

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    Urbano Ordóñez‐Hernández; Sarah Parada-de-la-Puente; Carlos Figueroa - Hernández; Francisco-J. Mondelo-García; Arturo Barba-Pingarrón; Alfredo del-Castillo-Serpa

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo se ha investigado el efecto de la austenitización y el borurado simultáneos, a 950 ºC, en la microestructura, la microdureza Vickers y el espesor de la capa borurada en medio líquido de un hierro nodular austemperizado no aleado. Se demostró que es posible obtener una capa de boruros de hierro muy bien estructurada con la microdureza Vickers suficientemente alta (1400 HV)y con adecuado espesor de capa de 67 μm, sobre un sustrato de ausferrita típico de las fundiciones nodulare...

  16. Genotipo de ACTN3 en nadadores españoles y su relación con la puntuación FINA como indicador de rendimiento

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    Calle Pérez, Laura de la; Díaz Ureña, Germán; Muniesa Ferrero, Carlos Alberto

    2014-01-01

    Numerosas investigaciones ponen de manifiesto una relación entre el genotipo del gen ACTN3 y el rendimiento deportivo, vinculado con la velocidad y fuerza explosiva. El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar la relación entre el genotipo de ACTN3 y el rendimiento deportivo en natación, expresado en puntuación FINA. Participaron 125 nadadores españoles de categoría absoluta, 72 varones (48 velocistas, 24 medio fondistas-fondistas) y 53 mujeres (29 velocistas, 24 medio ...

  17. Cromatografia em camada fina de extratos de três quimiotipos de Lippia alba (Mill) N.E.Br. (erva-cidreira)

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    L.S. Julião; E.S. Tavares; C.L.S. Lage; S.G. Leitão

    2003-01-01

    O presente trabalho apresenta os cromatogramas em camada fina dos óleos essenciais, do extrato etanólico e do extrato diclorometano de folhas de três quimiotipos de Lippia alba. Os quimiotipos foram denominados I, II e III para as diferenças no constituinte majoritário dos seus óleos essenciais: citral, carvona e linalol, respectivamente. O óleo e os extratos foram comparados com padrões de citral, carvona e linalol. Etanol e diclorometano podem ser usados para extração desde que ambos os ext...

  18. Initiation of long electrical discharge in ICF reactor dense atmospheres

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    There is significant interest in using light-ion beams (LIB) as drivers for inertial confinement fusion (ICF). Typical commercial target yields are on the order of 0.1 to 1 GJ, which requires the driver to be shielded adequately from the implosion-associated energy. The LIB can be guided through a gaseous shield via current carrying reduced density plasma channels surrounded with ambient gas envelop. The plasma serves as a conductor for the confinement current and for beam neutralization while the envelope counteracts inertially the core pressure. The optimum channel density for reactor-grade LIB propagation (a few torr) has triggered researchers to choose low-pressure gas doped with high-Z material to fill the reactor. Channeling simplicity and minimum pellet heating from the channels were among the motivations for this choice. Although such a shield absorbs the target soft x ray, it is incompatible with power reactor requirements. Factors like channel susceptibility to various hydrodynamic instabilities, maximum attainable LIB power density, and the reactor dimensions seem to require much higher gas pressure. An additional shielding and breeding blanket has to be built around the activated reactor vessel, adding cost and maintenance complexity to the plant design. Recently, a new concept for a commercial LIB reactor has been suggested. The concept is based on a rotating body of boiling heavy water, which serves simultaneously as the first wall, working fluid, shock wave absorber, biological shielding, and tritium breeding blanket. The LIB propagate in 0.5- to 1-m-long reduced density channels formed in the high-pressure superheated steam, which fills a vortex cavity formed at the water surface center

  19. COBRA accelerator for Sandia ICF diode research at Cornell University

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    Smith, D.L.; Ingwersen, P.; Bennett, L.F.; Boyes, J.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Anderson, D.E.; Greenly, J.B.; Sudan, R.N. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)

    1995-05-01

    The new COBRA accelerator is being built in stages at the Laboratory of Plasma Studies in Cornell University where its applications will include extraction diode and ion beam research in support of the light ion inertial confinement fusion (ICF) program at Sandia National Laboratories. The 4- to 5-MV, 125- to 250-kA accelerator is based on a four-cavity inductive voltage adder (IVA) design. It is a combination of new ferromagnetically-isolated cavities and self magnetically insulated transmission line (MITL) hardware and components from existing Sandia and Cornell facilities: Marx generator capacitors, hardware, and power supply from the DEMON facility; water pulse forming lines (PFL) and gas switch from the Subsystem Test Facility (STF); a HERMES-III intermediate store capacitor (ISC); and a modified ion diode from Cornell`s LION. The present accelerator consists of a single modified cavity similar to those of the Sandia SABRE accelerator and will be used to establish an operating system for the first stage initial lower voltage testing. Four new cavities will be fabricated and delivered in the first half of FY96 to complete the COBRA accelerator. COBRA is unique in the sense that each cavity is driven by a single pulse forming line, and the IVA output polarity may be reversed by rotating the cavities 180{degrees} about their vertical axis. The site preparations, tank construction, and diode design and development are taking place at Cornell with growing enthusiasm as this machine becomes a reality. Preliminary results with the single cavity and short positive inner cylinder MITL configuration will soon be available.

  20. Feasibility of the Dutch ICF Activity Inventory: a pilot study

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    van Nispen Ruth MA

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Demographic ageing will lead to increasing pressure on visual rehabilitation services, which need to be efficiently organised in the near future. The Dutch ICF Activity Inventory (D-AI was developed to assess the rehabilitation needs of visually impaired persons. This pilot study tests the feasibility of the D-AI using a computer-assisted telephone interview. Methods In addition to the regular intake, the first version of the D-AI was assessed in 20 patients. Subsequently, patients and intake assessors were asked to fill in an evaluation form. Based on these evaluations, a new version of the D-AI was developed. Results Mean administration time of the D-AI was 88.8 (± 41.0 minutes. Overall, patients and assessors were positive about the D-AI assessment. However, professionals and 60% of the patients found the administration time to be too long. All included items were considered relevant and only minor adjustments were recommended. Conclusion The systematic character of the revised D-AI will prevent topics from being overlooked and indicate which needs have the highest priority from a patient-centred perspective. Moreover, ongoing assessment of the D-AI will enhance evaluation of the rehabilitation process. To decrease administration time, in the revised D-AI only the top priority goals will be fully assessed. Using the D-AI, a rehabilitation plan based on individual needs can be developed for each patient. Moreover, it enables better evaluation of the effects of rehabilitation. A larger validation study is planned.

  1. The ICF Status and Plans in the United States

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    The United States continues to maintain its leadership in ICF as it moves toward the goal of ignition. The flagship of the program is the National Ignition Facility (NIF) presently under construction at LLNL. Experiments had begun on the first four beams of the National Ignition Facility just at the time of the last IFSA Conference. Several new successful campaigns have been conducted since then in planar hydrodynamics and hohlraums as well as activating the VISAR diagnostic for equation of state experiments. Highlights of these results will be reviewed. Presently, the four beam experimental capability has been suspended while the first eight beams are being installed as the first step in building out the project. Meanwhile, much progress has been made in developing ignition designs for using NIF. An array of designs having several ablator materials have been shown computationally to ignite with energies ranging from the design energy to as low as 1 MJ of laser energy. Alternative direct drive designs in the NIF indirect drive configuration have been developed by LLE. This wide array of design choices has increased the chance of achieving ignition sooner on the facility. Plans are now being developed to begin an ignition experimental campaign on NIF in 2010, a little over a year after completion of the facility. Other US facilities are also implementing improved capabilities. Petawatt lasers are now under construction at the University of Rochester and Sandia National Laboratory. The Z pulsed power machine at Sandia National Laboratory is being refurbished to improve its performance. The ongoing research program at the OMEGA laser at the University of Rochester and the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratory as well as at the Nike, Trident and Janus lasers remain strong, performing experiments supporting the NIF ignition plan and direct drive ignition. There also is an active program in the broader field of high energy density science on these facilities. These

  2. The ICF Status and Plans in the United States

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    Moses, E; Miller, G; Kauffman, R

    2005-10-12

    The United States continues to maintain its leadership in ICF as it moves toward the goal of ignition. The flagship of the program is the National Ignition Facility (NIF) presently under construction at LLNL. Experiments had begun on the first four beams of the National Ignition Facility just at the time of the last IFSA Conference. Several new successful campaigns have been conducted since then in planar hydrodynamics and hohlraums as well as activating the VISAR diagnostic for equation of state experiments. Highlights of these results will be reviewed. Presently, the four beam experimental capability has been suspended while the first eight beams are being installed as the first step in building out the project. Meanwhile, much progress has been made in developing ignition designs for using NIF. An array of designs having several ablator materials have been shown computationally to ignite with energies ranging from the design energy to as low as 1 MJ of laser energy. Alternative direct drive designs in the NIF indirect drive configuration have been developed by LLE. This wide array of design choices has increased the chance of achieving ignition sooner on the facility. Plans are now being developed to begin an ignition experimental campaign on NIF in 2010, a little over a year after completion of the facility. Other US facilities are also implementing improved capabilities. Petawatt lasers are now under construction at the University of Rochester and Sandia National Laboratory. The Z pulsed power machine at Sandia National Laboratory is being refurbished to improve its performance. The ongoing research program at the OMEGA laser at the University of Rochester and the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratory as well as at the Nike, Trident and Janus lasers remain strong, performing experiments supporting the NIF ignition plan and direct drive ignition. There also is an active program in the broader field of high energy density science on these facilities. These

  3. Laser coupling of the numerous flattened Gaussian beams in the fiber-based ICF laser driver

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    Highlights: ► The laser coupling issue in the novel fiber-based ICF laser driver is analyzed. ► The requirements for the output capabilities of the fiber laser are given which provides some hint for future research of high energy fiber laser system. -- Abstract: Fiber-based inertial confinement fusion (ICF) laser driver provides a new pathway to realize the inertial fusion energy (IFE). The feasibility of this proposal is checked from the perspective of laser coupling process in this paper. Flattened Gaussian beam (FGB) is assumed for theoretical analysis. The focusing properties of the FGB are used to obtain the requirements for a single laser beam. Based on the typical parameters of the chamber and target in ICF research, the output energy from a single fiber amplification chain is estimated to be over several hundred milli-joule. New fiber structures needs to be designed to meet the requirements

  4. Type C investigation of electrical fabrication projects in ICF Kaiser shops

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    A Type C Investigation Board was convened to investigate an electrical miswiring problem found during the operation of the electrical distribution trailer for the TWRS Rotary Mode Core Sampling Truck number-sign 2. The trailer was designed by WHC and fabricated ICF KH on site for use in the Characterization Program. This problem resulted in a serious safety hazard since the support truck frame/chassis became electrically energized. This final report provides results of the ''Type C Investigation, Electrical Fabrication Projects in ICF KH Shops, June, 1995.'' It contains the investigation scope, executive summary, relevant facts, analysis, conclusions and corrective actions. DOE Order 5484.1, ''Environmental Protection, Safety and Health Protection Information Reporting Requirements,'' was followed in preparation of this report. Because the incident was electrical in nature and involved both Westinghouse Hanford Company and ICF Kaiser Hanford organizations, the board included members from both contractors and members with considerable electrical expertise

  5. La manzanilla fina sevillana

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    Rejano Navarro, L.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available Se describe a la aceituna Manzanilla sevillana como una de las que mejor se ajusta a las características exigibles a una variedad de mesa. Esto ha dado lugar a su expansión por todo el mundo y a una forma de elaboración, denominada estilo sevillano, que también es la más preparada a nivel mundial. A continuación, se describen las líneas de investigación que el Instituto de la Grasa ha desarrollado para la mejora del proceso de elaboración. Finalmente, se destaca la necesidad de mantener y mejorar la calidad de las aceitunas Manzanillas y se describen los últimos métodos objetivos puestos a punto para controlar dicha calidad.

  6. Identification of relevant ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) categories in lymphedema patients: A cross-sectional study

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    Viehoff, P.B.; Potijk, F.; Damstra, R.J.; Heerkens, Y.F.; Ravensberg, C.D. van; Berkel, D.M. van; Neumann, H.A.

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: To describe functioning and health of lymphedema patients and to identify their most common problems using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as part of the preparatory studies for the development of ICF Core Sets for lymphedema. METHODS: Cross-s

  7. Identification of relevant ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) categories in lymphedema patients: A cross-sectional study

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    P.B. Viehoff (Peter); F. Potijk; R.J. Damstra; Y.F. Heerkens (Yvonne); C.D. van Ravensberg (Dorine); D.M. Van Berkel; H.A.M. Neumann (Martino)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractBackground. To describe functioning and health of lymphedema patients and to identify their most common problems using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as part of the preparatory studies for the development of ICF Core Sets for lymphedema.Metho

  8. Systematic Literature Review on ICF From 2001 to 2013 in the Nordic Countries Focusing on Clinical and Rehabilitation Context

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    Maribo, Thomas; Petersen, Kirsten Schultz; Handberg, Charlotte; Melchiorsen, Hanne; Momsen, Anne-Mette Hedeager; Nielsen, Claus Vinther; Leonardi, Matilde; Labriola, Merete

    2016-01-01

    been used. A search was conducted in EMBASE, MEDLINE and PsycInfo. Papers from Nordic countries were included if ICF was mentioned in title or abstract. Papers were assigned to one of eight categories covering the wide rehabilitation area; furthermore, area of focus was assigned. Use of ICF components...

  9. Germline genes hypomethylation and expression define a molecular signature in peripheral blood of ICF patients: implications for diagnosis and etiology.

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    Velasco, Guillaume; Walton, Emma; Sterlin, Delphine; Hédouin, Sabrine; Nitta, Hirohisa; Ito, Yuya; Fouyssac, Fanny; Mégarbané, André; Sasaki, Hiroyuki; Picard, Capucine; Francastel, Claire

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Immunodeficiency Centromeric Instability and Facial anomalies (ICF) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by reduction in serum immunoglobulins with severe recurrent infections, facial dysmorphism, and more variable symptoms including mental retardation. ICF is directly related to a genomic methylation defect that mainly affects juxtacentromeric heterochromatin regions of certain chromosomes, leading to chromosomal rearrangements that constitute a hallmark of this sy...

  10. Core science and technology development plan for indirect-drive ICF ignition. Revision 1

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    Powell, H.T.; Kilkenny, J.D. [eds.

    1995-12-01

    To define the development work needed to support inertial confinement fusion (ICF) program goals, the authors have assembled this Core Science and Technology (CS and T) Plan that encompasses nearly all science research and technology development in the ICF program. The objective of the CS and T Plan described here is to identify the development work needed to ensure the success of advanced ICF facilities, in particular the National Ignition Facility (NIF). This plan is intended as a framework to facilitate planning and coordination of future ICF programmatic activities. The CS and T Plan covers all elements of the ICF program including laser technology, optic manufacturing, target chamber, target diagnostics, target design and theory, target components and fabrication, and target physics experiments. The CS and T Plan has been divided into these seven different technology development areas, and they are used as level-1 categories in a work breakdown structure (WBS) to facilitate the organization of all activities in this plan. The scope of the CS and T Plan includes all research and development required to support the NIF leading up to the activation and initial operation as an indirect-drive facility. In each of the CS and T main development areas, the authors describe the technology and issues that need to be addressed to achieve NIF performance goals. To resolve all issues and achieve objectives, an extensive assortment of tasks must be performed in a coordinated and timely manner. The authors describe these activities and present planning schedules that detail the flow of work to be performed over a 10-year period corresponding to estimated time needed to demonstrate fusion ignition with the NIF. Besides the benefits to the ICF program, the authors also discuss how the commercial sector and the nuclear weapons science may profit from the proposed research and development program.

  11. Core science and technology development plan for indirect-drive ICF ignition. Revision 1

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    To define the development work needed to support inertial confinement fusion (ICF) program goals, the authors have assembled this Core Science and Technology (CS and T) Plan that encompasses nearly all science research and technology development in the ICF program. The objective of the CS and T Plan described here is to identify the development work needed to ensure the success of advanced ICF facilities, in particular the National Ignition Facility (NIF). This plan is intended as a framework to facilitate planning and coordination of future ICF programmatic activities. The CS and T Plan covers all elements of the ICF program including laser technology, optic manufacturing, target chamber, target diagnostics, target design and theory, target components and fabrication, and target physics experiments. The CS and T Plan has been divided into these seven different technology development areas, and they are used as level-1 categories in a work breakdown structure (WBS) to facilitate the organization of all activities in this plan. The scope of the CS and T Plan includes all research and development required to support the NIF leading up to the activation and initial operation as an indirect-drive facility. In each of the CS and T main development areas, the authors describe the technology and issues that need to be addressed to achieve NIF performance goals. To resolve all issues and achieve objectives, an extensive assortment of tasks must be performed in a coordinated and timely manner. The authors describe these activities and present planning schedules that detail the flow of work to be performed over a 10-year period corresponding to estimated time needed to demonstrate fusion ignition with the NIF. Besides the benefits to the ICF program, the authors also discuss how the commercial sector and the nuclear weapons science may profit from the proposed research and development program

  12. Modelo experimental de cultura primária de melanoma metastático por punção aspirativa de agulha fina

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    Oliveira Andrea Fernandes de

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estabelecer um modelo experimental de cultura primária de melanoma metastático por punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF. MÉTODOS: Duas culturas primárias de células de melanoma metastático através de PAAF foram desenvolvidas a partir de pacientes submetidos à excisão de lesões metastáticas e identificadas por imunohistoquímica utilizando os marcadores S-100 e MB-45, específicos para melanoma. RESULTADOS: O diagnóstico da cultura foi confirmado através da imunohistoquímica. A técnica oferece vantagens como pequena morbidade e invasibilidade, além do mais, a mesma lesão pode ser puncionada seqüencialmente durante o tratamento do doente. CONCLUSÃO: O estabelecimento de cultura primária de melanoma metastático a partir de punção aspirativa por agulha fina mostrou-se uma técnica viável.

  13. ICF drivers: a comparison of some new entries and old standbys. Revision 1

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    There has been a great deal of progress in recent years on the development of solid state and KrF lasers, light ion diodes, and heavy ion accelerators for use as drivers in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) facilities. Two relatively new entries in the ICF driver derby are the free electron laser (FEL) and the compact torus (CT). The status and remaining technological challenges of each potential driver are described. The author discusses driver performance criteria for various reactor applications and then gives his informed opinion in a qualitative rating of the six drivers for each application

  14. Charged particle driver for ICF using an accelerated, focused compact torus

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    We report the status of evaluating an accelerated and focused compact torus as a driver for ICF. We are studying the acceleration and focusing aspects experimentally in the RACE facility, a recently completed ring generator coupled to a 260 kJ acceleration bank. Compact torus and ICF target interaction is being investigated with PIC codes and LASNEX, a 2D magneto-hydrodynamics code. Final conditions required of the CT are discussed as well as coupling issues such as superthermal electron production. We conclude with an economic evaluation of a few 100 MW reactor driven by a compact torus. 9 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab

  15. The Development of a Framework for Target Diagnostic Centralized Control System (TDCCS) in ICF Experiments

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    ZHANG Chi; WANG Jian; YU Xiaoqi; YANG Dong

    2008-01-01

    A framework for target diagnostic centralized control system (TDCCS) in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiment has been developed. The developed framework is based on the common object request broker architecture (CORBA) standard and part of the concept from the ICFRoot (a framework based on ROOT for ICF experiments) framework design. This framework is of a component architecture, including a message bus, command executer, status processor, parser and proxy. To test the function of the framework, a simplified prototype of the TDCCS has been developed as well.

  16. 42 CFR 418.112 - Condition of participation: Hospices that provide hospice care to residents of a SNF/NF or ICF/MR.

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    ... hospice care to residents of a SNF/NF or ICF/MR. 418.112 Section 418.112 Public Health CENTERS FOR...: Hospices that provide hospice care to residents of a SNF/NF or ICF/MR. In addition to meeting the... of a SNF/NF or ICF/MR must abide by the following additional standards. (a) Standard:...

  17. Dispersión sísmica por presencia de capas someras de alta velocidad: modelamiento con diferencias finitas

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    Céspedes Sandra

    2002-08-01

    estudia el efecto de la dispersion sísmica por la presencia de capas someras de alta velocidad, con contrastes y espesores variables, y su influencia en la información sísmica. A diferencia de los métodos convencionales de eliminacion de ruido de base fundamentalmente matemática, por ejemplo: F-K, Radón, se aplica un esquema determinístico basado en el modelamiento de propagación de ondas que reproduce las señales no deseadas (Ernst et al., 1998; Blonk et al., 1995; Blonk and Hermann, 1994. El entendimiento detallado del fenómeno que genera estas señales permite discernir lo que se considera ruido y, por tanto, definir estrategias para su atenuación (Lamer et al., 1983. Por la presencia de capas someras de alta velocidad, gran parte de la energía sísmica original se dispersa en estas capas y solo una pequeña fracción se transmite al interior de la Tierra, generando ruido coherente que enmascara la información proveniente de los reflectores mas profundos (Leslie and Evans, 1999. Se diseño un modelo 20 y se obtuvieron varios sismogramas sintéticos, La simulación muestra el mecanismo de dispersión relacionado con la inversion de velocidad en las capas mas someras, lo que permite caracterizar su influencia sobre los registros sísmicos. La información no deseada (ruido es sustraída de la que se considera información. Los resultados obtenidos en este trabajo se circunscriben al análisis de datos sintéticos.

  18. Site support program plan for ICF Kaiser Hanford Company, Revision 1

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    1995-10-01

    This document is the general administrative plan implemented by the Hanford Site contractor, ICF Kaiser Hanford Company. It describes the mission, administrative structure, projected staffing, to be provided by the contractor. The report breaks out the work responsibilities within the different units of the company, a baseline schedule for the different groups, and a cost summary for the different operating units.

  19. LANL Q2 2016 Quarterly Progress Report. Science Campaign and ICF

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    Douglas, Melissa Rae [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-04-07

    This progress report includes highlights for the Science Campaign and ICF about Advanced Certification and Assessment Methodologies, Implosion Hydrodynamics (C-1, SCE), Materials and Nuclear Science (C-1, C-2), Capabilities for Nuclear Intelligence, and High Energy Density Science (C-1, C-4, C-10). Upcoming meetings, briefings, and experiments are then listed for April and May.

  20. Nuclear microbeam analysis of ICF target material made by GDP technique

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    Rong, C.; He, X. [Applied Ion Beam Physics Laboratory, Institute of Modern Physics, Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Meng, J., E-mail: eleanor920@163.com [Research Center of Laser Fusion, CAEP, Mianyang 621000 (China); Gao, D. [Research Center of Laser Fusion, CAEP, Mianyang 621000 (China); Zhang, Y.; Li, X.; Lyu, H.; Zhu, Y. [Applied Ion Beam Physics Laboratory, Institute of Modern Physics, Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Zheng, Y. [Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204 (China); Wang, X. [Applied Ion Beam Physics Laboratory, Institute of Modern Physics, Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Shen, H., E-mail: haoshen@fudan.edu.cn [Applied Ion Beam Physics Laboratory, Institute of Modern Physics, Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)

    2015-04-01

    Germanium doped carbon–hydrogen polymer (CH) by Glow Discharge Polymer (GDP) technique has become the preferred Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target material. The nondestructive measurement of elements content in the ICF target has become a significant work in recent years. This paper presents the compositional and distributional results of the Germanium doped CH analysis. The Ge doped CH materials as thin film and as hollow sphere were investigated by the Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS) combined with the particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and the Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (ERDA). The samples are thin film with 36 μm thickness and ICF target with 500–2000 μm diameter. The calibration and geometrical arrangement in the analysis of spherical target should be carefully considered in order to acquire accurate results. In the work, the uniformity of the sphere is shown and the ratio of carbon, hydrogen and germanium has been measured. The ratio values are in good agreement with the results obtained by the combustion method. In addition, the difference of the composition from thin film to hollow sphere is also discussed. This work demonstrates that nuclear microbeam analysis is an ideal method to evaluate the ICF target quality.

  1. Analyses in support of the Laboratory Microfusion Facility and ICF commercial reactor designs

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    Our work on this contract was divided into two major categories; two thirds of the total effort was in support of the Laboratory Microfusion Facility (LMF), and one third of the effort was in support of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) commercial reactors. This final report includes copies of the formal reports, memoranda, and viewgraph presentations that were completed under this contract

  2. Recent laser experiments on the Aurora KrF/ICF laser system

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    The Aurora KrF/ICF Laser Facility at Los Alamos is operational at the kilojoule-level for both laser and target experiments. We report on recent laser experiments on the system and resulting system improvements. 3 refs., 4 figs

  3. Conceptual design of an angular multiplexed 50 kJ KrF amplifier for ICF

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    The results of a conceptual design for an angular multiplexed 50 kJ KrF amplifier for ICF are presented. Optical designs, amplifier scaling with a KrF kinetics code and limitations imposed by pulsed power technology are described

  4. Development of the Data Processing and Analysis System Framework for ICF Experiments

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    Yang Dong; Yu Xiaoqi; Zhang Chi

    2005-01-01

    An idea is presented about the development of a data processing and analysis system for ICF experiments, which is based on an object oriented framework. The design and preliminary implementation of the data processing and analysis framework based on the ROOT system have been completed. Software for unfolding soft X-ray spectra has been developed to test the functions of this framework.

  5. The development and application of advanced analytical methods to commercial ICF reactor chambers. Final report

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    Progress is summarized in this report for each of the following tasks: (1) multi-dimensional radiation hydrodynamics computer code development; (2) 2D radiation-hydrodynamic code development; (3) ALARA: analytic and Laplacian adaptive radioactivity analysis -- a complete package for analysis of induced activation; (4) structural dynamics modeling of ICF reactor chambers; and (5) analysis of self-consistent target chamber clearing

  6. Nuclear microbeam analysis of ICF target material made by GDP technique

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    Germanium doped carbon–hydrogen polymer (CH) by Glow Discharge Polymer (GDP) technique has become the preferred Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target material. The nondestructive measurement of elements content in the ICF target has become a significant work in recent years. This paper presents the compositional and distributional results of the Germanium doped CH analysis. The Ge doped CH materials as thin film and as hollow sphere were investigated by the Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS) combined with the particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and the Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (ERDA). The samples are thin film with 36 μm thickness and ICF target with 500–2000 μm diameter. The calibration and geometrical arrangement in the analysis of spherical target should be carefully considered in order to acquire accurate results. In the work, the uniformity of the sphere is shown and the ratio of carbon, hydrogen and germanium has been measured. The ratio values are in good agreement with the results obtained by the combustion method. In addition, the difference of the composition from thin film to hollow sphere is also discussed. This work demonstrates that nuclear microbeam analysis is an ideal method to evaluate the ICF target quality

  7. Site support program plan for ICF Kaiser Hanford Company, Revision 1

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    This document is the general administrative plan implemented by the Hanford Site contractor, ICF Kaiser Hanford Company. It describes the mission, administrative structure, projected staffing, to be provided by the contractor. The report breaks out the work responsibilities within the different units of the company, a baseline schedule for the different groups, and a cost summary for the different operating units

  8. Design optimization of high power solid-state lasers for ICF driver

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    The basic definitions and optimization method for design of high power solid-state lasers for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) drivers were clarified. The preliminary optimized design for a four-pass amplification system was given based on the conducted criterion of the figure of merits (FOM) and restrictions

  9. Inertial confinement fusion. 1995 ICF annual report, October 1994--September 1995

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    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program is a Department of Energy (DOE) Defense Program research and advanced technology development program focused on the goal of demonstrating thermonuclear fusion ignition and energy gain in the laboratory. During FY 1995, the ICF Program continued to conduct ignition target physics optimization studies and weapons physics experiments in support of the Defense Program's stockpile stewardship goals. It also continued to develop technologies in support of the performance, cost, and schedule goals of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project. The NIF is a key element of the DOE's Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program. In addition to its primary Defense Program goals, the ICF Program provides research and development opportunities in fundamental high-energy-density physics and supports the necessary research base for the possible long-term application to inertial fusion energy (IFE). Also, ICF technologies have had spin-off applications for industrial and governmental use. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database

  10. Maintenance of ICF experiments on power laser facility with cryogenic targets

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    This report deals with the maintenance of internal confinement fusion (ICF) experiments on power laser facility with cryogenic targets. It studies different aspects of the matter, such as for instance the polystyrene capsule, the creation of a proper cryo-target, the determination of its quality... (TEC). 4 refs., 8 figs

  11. Stuttering and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF): An Update

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    Yaruss, J. Scott; Quesal, Robert W.

    2004-01-01

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recently presented a multidimensional classification scheme for describing health status and the experience of disablement. This new framework, the "International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health" (ICF; WHO, 2001), is a revision of WHO's prior framework for describing the consequences of…

  12. The development and application of advanced analytical methods to commercial ICF reactor chambers. Final report

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    Cousseau, P.; Engelstad, R.; Henderson, D.L. [and others

    1997-10-01

    Progress is summarized in this report for each of the following tasks: (1) multi-dimensional radiation hydrodynamics computer code development; (2) 2D radiation-hydrodynamic code development; (3) ALARA: analytic and Laplacian adaptive radioactivity analysis -- a complete package for analysis of induced activation; (4) structural dynamics modeling of ICF reactor chambers; and (5) analysis of self-consistent target chamber clearing.

  13. Inertial confinement fusion. 1995 ICF annual report, October 1994--September 1995

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    1996-06-01

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory`s (LLNL`s) Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program is a Department of Energy (DOE) Defense Program research and advanced technology development program focused on the goal of demonstrating thermonuclear fusion ignition and energy gain in the laboratory. During FY 1995, the ICF Program continued to conduct ignition target physics optimization studies and weapons physics experiments in support of the Defense Program`s stockpile stewardship goals. It also continued to develop technologies in support of the performance, cost, and schedule goals of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project. The NIF is a key element of the DOE`s Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program. In addition to its primary Defense Program goals, the ICF Program provides research and development opportunities in fundamental high-energy-density physics and supports the necessary research base for the possible long-term application to inertial fusion energy (IFE). Also, ICF technologies have had spin-off applications for industrial and governmental use. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  14. Disability and Functional Profiles of Patients with Myasthenia Gravis Measured with ICF Classification

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    Leonardi, Matilde; Raggi, Alberto; Antozzi, Carlo; Confalonieri, Paolo; Maggi, Lorenzo; Cornelio, Ferdinando; Mantegazza, Renato

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study is to describe functional profiles of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), and the relationships among symptoms, activities and environmental factors (EF), by using WHO's International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). Patients were consecutively enrolled at the Besta Institute of Milan, Italy.…

  15. Development of a large-scale database system used in ICF experiment

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    Design of a database system used in data acquisition and processing in ICF experiment is introduced. The authors give brief descriptions on the selection process of the database system platform, hardware environment, the special input function of the database and the related technology situation from physics experiment requirement. A practicality centralization experiment database system is given

  16. Nuclear microbeam analysis of ICF target material made by GDP technique

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    Rong, C.; He, X.; Meng, J.; Gao, D.; Zhang, Y.; Li, X.; Lyu, H.; Zhu, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Wang, X.; Shen, H.

    2015-04-01

    Germanium doped carbon-hydrogen polymer (CH) by Glow Discharge Polymer (GDP) technique has become the preferred Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target material. The nondestructive measurement of elements content in the ICF target has become a significant work in recent years. This paper presents the compositional and distributional results of the Germanium doped CH analysis. The Ge doped CH materials as thin film and as hollow sphere were investigated by the Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS) combined with the particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and the Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (ERDA). The samples are thin film with 36 μm thickness and ICF target with 500-2000 μm diameter. The calibration and geometrical arrangement in the analysis of spherical target should be carefully considered in order to acquire accurate results. In the work, the uniformity of the sphere is shown and the ratio of carbon, hydrogen and germanium has been measured. The ratio values are in good agreement with the results obtained by the combustion method. In addition, the difference of the composition from thin film to hollow sphere is also discussed. This work demonstrates that nuclear microbeam analysis is an ideal method to evaluate the ICF target quality.

  17. Crossed Beam Energy Transfer in the NIF ICF Target Design

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    In the National Ignition Facility (NIF) ICF point design, the cylindrical hohlraum target is illuminated by multiple laser beams through two laser entrance holes on the ends. According to simulations by LASNEX and HYDRA plasma created inside the hohlraum will stream out of the LEH, accelerate to supersonic speeds and then fan out radially. Inside the hohlraum, flows are subsonic. Forward Brillouin scattering can transfer energy between pairs of laser beams (0 and 1) if the following frequency matching condition is satisfied: ω0 - ω1 = (k0 - k1) · V + |k0 - k1| cs (1) where ω0.1 and k0.1 are the frequencies and wave-numbers of the two laser beams, V is the plasma flow velocity and cs is the local ion sound speed. In the nominal case of equal frequency beams, this requires the component of the plasma flow velocity transverse to the bisector of the beam directions to be sonic, with the resulting transfer being to the downstream beam. In the NIF beam geometry, this is from the outer to inner cones of beams. The physics of this transfer is the same as in beam bending; the difference being that in the case of beam bending the effect is to redistribute power to the downstream side of the single beam. Were significant power transfer to occur in the point design, the delicately tuned implosion symmetry would be spoiled. To directly compensate for the transfer, the incident beam powers would have to be adjusted. The greatest vulnerability in the point design thus occurs at 15.2ns, when the inner beams are at their peak power and are at their nominal design power limit. In this situation, some other means of symmetry control would be required, such as re-pointing. At 15.2ns, the envelope focal intensities of the outer and inner beams are approximately 1015 and 6.7 1014 W/cm2 respectively. There is little absorption or diffractive spreading of the beams in the crossing region, so these intensities are also representative there. The outer beams are at higher intensity

  18. Use of The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF as a conceptual framework and common language for disability statistics and health information systems

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A common framework for describing functional status information is needed in order to make this information comparable and of value. The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF, which has been approved by all its member states, provides this common language and framework. The article provides an overview of ICF taxonomy, introduces the conceptual model which underpins ICF and elaborates on how ICF is used at population and clinical level. Furthermore, the article presents key features of the ICF tooling environment and outlines current and future developments of the classification.

  19. Diagnóstico da área cultivada com uva fina de mesa (Vitis vinifera L sob cobertura plástica e do manejo de pragas

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    Rodrigo Formolo

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foi realizado o censo das áreas cultivadas com uvas finas de mesa sob cultivo protegido e a identificação das principais espécies de pragas e estratégias de controle empregadas pelos produtores, no município de Caxias do Sul-RS. Na safra de 2007/2008, foram identificados os produtores envolvidos com a atividade no município e através de entrevista presencial e semiestruturada ao estabelecimento produtivo, registrou-se a área cultivada e variedades. Para produtores com cultivo de áreas superiores a 2.000m² da cultivar Itália, com dois anos ou mais de produção, foi aplicado outro questionário na safra de 2008/2009 com o objetivo de levantar as informações referentes: a espécies de insetos e ácaros-praga que danificam as uvas finas de mesa na propriedade, segundo o viticultor; b conhecer a realidade do manejo de insetos e ácaros-praga na cultura; c verificar os parâmetros que o produtor utiliza para a aplicação de inseticidas; d conhecer os produtos aplicados, e e identificar o tipo de assistência técnica recebida pelo viticultor. Foram identificados 43 produtores de uvas finas de mesa sob cultivo protegido com área total cultivada de 30,36 ha, sendo 70,31% desta área da cultivar Itália. As pragas mais importantes mencionadas pelos produtores foram tripes - Frankliniella rodeos Moulton e a mosca-das-frutas-sul-americana Anastrepha fraterculus (Wied. O manejo realizado para controle destas pragas é através da aplicação de inseticidas com os ingredientes ativos acefato e fentiona, respectivamente, com base em calendário. Os principais problemas enfrentados para implementar estratégias de manejo de pragas no cultivo são a falta de assistência técnica, a ausência de metodologias confiáveis para o monitoramento e o reduzido número de inseticidas autorizados para a cultura.

  20. Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Analysis Identifies Novel Hypomethylated Non-Pericentromeric Genes with Potential Clinical Implications in ICF Syndrome.

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    Full Text Available Immunodeficiency, centromeric instability and facial anomalies syndrome (ICF is a rare autosomal recessive disease, characterized by severe hypomethylation in pericentromeric regions of chromosomes (1, 16 and 9, marked immunodeficiency and facial anomalies. The majority of ICF patients present mutations in the DNMT3B gene, affecting the DNA methyltransferase activity of the protein. In the present study, we have used the Infinium 450K DNA methylation array to evaluate the methylation level of 450,000 CpGs in lymphoblastoid cell lines and untrasformed fibroblasts derived from ICF patients and healthy donors. Our results demonstrate that ICF-specific DNMT3B variants A603T/STP807ins and V699G/R54X cause global DNA hypomethylation compared to wild-type protein. We identified 181 novel differentially methylated positions (DMPs including subtelomeric and intrachromosomic regions, outside the classical ICF-related pericentromeric hypomethylated positions. Interestingly, these sites were mainly located in intergenic regions and inside the CpG islands. Among the identified hypomethylated CpG-island associated genes, we confirmed the overexpression of three selected genes, BOLL, SYCP2 and NCRNA00221, in ICF compared to healthy controls, which are supposed to be expressed in germ line and silenced in somatic tissues.In conclusion, this study contributes in clarifying the direct relationship between DNA methylation defect and gene expression impairment in ICF syndrome, identifying novel direct target genes of DNMT3B. A high percentage of the DMPs are located in the subtelomeric regions, indicating a specific role of DNMT3B in methylating these chromosomal sites. Therefore, we provide further evidence that hypomethylation in specific non-pericentromeric regions of chromosomes might be involved in the molecular pathogenesis of ICF syndrome. The detection of DNA hypomethylation at BOLL, SYCP2 and NCRNA00221 may pave the way for the development of specific

  1. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina como método de coleta de material para a histopatologia no osteossarcoma canino

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    Luciele V. Teixeira; Lopes, Sonia T.A.; Danieli B. Martins; Raqueli T. França; Rafael A. Fighera

    2010-01-01

    Para a obtenção do diagnóstico definitivo do osteossarcoma realizam-se exames citopatológico e histopatológico. O material para exame citopatológico é coletado através de punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF), já para a realização do exame histopatológico é necessário uma amostra de tamanho maior, geralmente conseguida através de biópsia incisional. Este trabalho tem como objetivo desenvolver uma técnica de coleta de material em cães com suspeita de osteossarcoma através de PAAF para a rea...

  2. Enabling pulse compression and proton acceleration in a modular ICF driver for nuclear and particle physics applications

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    Terranova, F; Collier, J L; Kiriyama, H; Pegoraro, F

    2005-01-01

    The existence of efficient ion acceleration regimes in collective laser-plasma interactions opens up the possibility to develop high-energy physics facilities in conjunction with projects for inertial confinement nuclear fusion (ICF) and neutron spallation sources. In this paper, we show that the pulse compression requests to make operative these acceleration mechanisms do not fall in contradiction with current designs for an ICF driver. In particular, we discuss explicitly a solution that exploits optical parametric chirped pulse amplification and the intrinsic modularity of ICF power plants.

  3. Burning the DT-plasma with inert impurities and non-cryogenic ICF-target with solid fuel

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    Gus'kov S.Yu.; Il'in D.V.; Sherman V.E.

    2013-01-01

    The ignition criterion, ignition energy and gain of DT-plasma of ICF-target in the presence of impurities of light atoms such as beryllium, carbon and lithium at their arbitrary concentration are found. It is shown that the most promising type of non-cryogenic solid thermonuclear fuel is DT-hydride of beryllium (BeDT). It is suggested to apply the targets with such a fuel as: (1) Fast-ignited ICF-target at the ignition energy of 25–50 kJ and compression driver energy of 2–3 MJ; (2) ICF-target...

  4. Identification of ICF categories relevant for nursing in the situation of acute and early post-acute rehabilitation

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    Strobl Ralf

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The recovery of patients after an acute episode of illness or injury depends both on adequate medical treatment and on the early identification of needs for rehabilitation care. The process of early beginning rehabilitation requires efficient communication both between health professionals and the patient in order to effectively address all rehabilitation goals. The currently used nursing taxonomies, however, are not intended for interdisciplinary use and thus may not contribute to efficient rehabilitation management and an optimal patient outcome. The ICF might be the missing link in this communication process. The objective of this study was to identify the categories of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF categories relevant for nursing care in the situation of acute and early post-acute rehabilitation. Methods First, in a consensus process, "Leistungserfassung in der Pflege" (LEP nursing interventions relevant for the situation of acute and early post-acute rehabilitation were selected. Second, in an integrated two-step linking process, two nursing experts derived goals of LEP nursing interventions from their practical knowledge and selected corresponding ICF categories most relevant for patients in acute and post-acute rehabilitation (ICF Core Sets. Results Eighty-seven percent of ICF Core Set categories could be linked to goals of at least one nursing intervention variable of LEP. The ICF categories most frequently linked with LEP nursing interventions were respiration functions, experience of self and time functions and focusing attention. Thirteen percent of ICF Core Set categories could not be linked with LEP nursing interventions. The LEP nursing interventions which were linked with the highest number of different ICF-categories of all were "therapeutic intervention", "patient-nurse communication/information giving" and "mobilising". Conclusion The ICF Core Sets for the acute

  5. Cromatografia em camada fina de extratos de três quimiotipos de Lippia alba (Mill N.E.Br. (erva-cidreira

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    L.S. Julião

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta os cromatogramas em camada fina dos óleos essenciais, do extrato etanólico e do extrato diclorometano de folhas de três quimiotipos de Lippia alba. Os quimiotipos foram denominados I, II e III para as diferenças no constituinte majoritário dos seus óleos essenciais: citral, carvona e linalol, respectivamente. O óleo e os extratos foram comparados com padrões de citral, carvona e linalol. Etanol e diclorometano podem ser usados para extração desde que ambos os extratos tenham perfis cromatográficos semelhantes. Não houve nenhuma diferença entre os extratos de folhas frescas e secas. Os resultados mostram uma rápida e eficiente identificação dos três quimiotipos através da cromatografia de camada fina.The present work shows the thin layer chromatography of the essential oils, the ethanolic extract and the dicloromethane extract obtained from leaves of three chemotypes of Lippia alba. The chemotypes were denominated chemotype I, II and III for the differences in the majoritary compound of their essential oils: citral, carvone and linalol, respectivelly. The oil and the extracts were compared with standards of citral, carvone and linalool. Ethanol and dicloromethane can be used for extraction since both extracts have similar cromathografic profiles. There was no diference between extracts of fresh and dried leaves. The results show a fast and eficcient identification of the three chemotypes by thin layer cromatoghraphy.

  6. Functioning in lymphedema from the patients' perspective using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and health (ICF) as a reference

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    Viehoff, P.B.; Gielink, P.D.; Damstra, R.J.; Heerkens, Y.F.; Ravensberg, C.D. van; Neumann, M.H.

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Purpose. To identify and quantify meaningful concepts in lymphedema from the patients' perspectives using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Methods. Six focus group interviews in five different centers were organized, audiotaped, transcribed verba

  7. Functioning in lymphedema from the patients' perspective using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and health (ICF) as a reference

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    P.B. Viehoff (Peter); P.D.C. Gielink (Petra D. C.); R.J. Damstra; Y.F. Heerkens (Yvonne); D.C. Van Ravensberg (Dorine C.); H.A.M. Neumann (Martino)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractPurpose. To identify and quantify meaningful concepts in lymphedema from the patients' perspectives using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Methods. Six focus group interviews in five different centers were organized, audiotaped, transcribed ve

  8. El Protocolo de Montreal, un modelo de concertación para la protección de la capa de ozono

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    Sabogal, Nelson A.

    1998-01-01

    El Protocolo de Montreal relativo a las sustancias que agotan la capa de ozono, firmado el 16 de septiembre de 1987, ajustado y enmendado en 1990, 1992, 1995 y 1997 es un modelo de concertación entre todos los grupos interesados, países desarrollados y países en desarrollo, gobiernos, diplomáticos, científicos, industria, organizaciones no gubernamentales y ciudadanos preocupados de todos los rincones del planeta. El Protocolo de Montreal ha sido ratificado por 165 países y ha logrado disminu...

  9. Visões da África Representações e ideias acerca do continente africano nas capas da Revista Visão (1993-2006)

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    Oliva, Anderson

    2011-01-01

    O presente texto possui como objetivo maior analisar as representações elaboradas sobre a África e os africanos em doze capas da Revista Visão, publicadas entre 1993-2006. Defendemos a perspectiva de que as ideias de África veiculadas por este integrante do mass media português contemporâneo refletem e projetam as representações recorrentes sobre a temática nos cenários mentais de grande parte de sua população, ao mesmo tempo em que, influenciam a elaboração deste imaginário coletivo, revelan...

  10. Estudio de "las capas del cabo ladrillero superior" en el cabo homónimo, mioceno inferior de la cuenca austral, tierra del fuego

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    Estefanía P Tudisca

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available En los acantilados del cabo Ladrillero, situado sobre la costa atlántica de la Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, afloran parte de los depósitos cuspidales que rellenan la cuenca de antepaís Austral o de Magallanes. Estos depósitos del Mioceno inferior son conocidos como "capas del Cabo Ladrillero" y "capas del Cabo San Pablo", siendo las "capas del Cabo Ladrillero superior" las analizadas en este trabajo. La zona de estudio, situada a una decena de kilómetros al norte del frente orogénico emergente (Punta Gruesa, permitió reconocer cuatro asociaciones de facies que registran depósitos gravitacionales resedimentados en un ambiente marino supra batial y una cuña deltaica progradante y somerizante hacia el noreste. Entre los rasgos más conspicuos observados en esta sucesión se destacan bancos deformados, intervalos macizos y abundantes diques clásticos, cuyo análisis estadístico indica un patrón transtensivo. Los microfósiles documentados en el área y utilizados previamente como herramienta para sostener un ambiente marino profundo provienen de niveles estratigráficos infrayacentes y corresponden a niveles de la Formación Desdémona y las capas del Cabo Ladrillero inferior, aflorantes hacia el sur de la zona de estudio. Las evidencias sedimentológicas no son concluyentes respecto de la batimetría, pero la ausencia de turbiditas clásicas, flujos hiperpícnicos, la abundancia de bancos deformados y resedimentados, restos vegetales y fragmentos de carbón son compatibles con un ambiente somero y deltaico con altas tasas de aporte y pendientes inestables antes que un ambiente marino profundo, y sugieren una historia compleja de la evolución del relleno sedimentario que no se explica meramente con los esquemas basados exclusivamente en el contenido de foraminíferos que domina en la literatura.

  11. Agar de capa delgada: una opción costoefectiva para el diagnóstico rápido de tuberculosis multirresistente

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    Hernández Sarmiento, José Mauricio; Martínez Negrete, Milton Alfonso; Castrillón Velilla, Diana Marcela; Mejía Espinosa, Sergio Andrés; Mejía Mesa, Gloria Isabel; Zapata Fernández, Elsa María; Rojas Jiménez, Sara; Marín Castro, Andrés Eduardo; Robledo Restrepo, Jaime Alberto

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    Objetivo Realizar un análisis de costo efectividad comparando el método de cultivo en agar de capa delgada y el método estándar de proporciones múltiples, utilizados en el diagnóstico de Tuberculosis Multi-drogorresistente (TB MDR).Métodos Estudio de evaluación económica en el cual se evalúan los costos y la efectividad de dos pruebas diagnósticas, ejecutado en la Corporación para Investigaciones Biológicas-CIB en Medellín, Colombia.Resultados Se evaluaron 100 pacientes, encontrando una preva...

  12. Enabling pulse compression and proton acceleration in a modular ICF driver for nuclear and particle physics applications

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    Terranova, F.; Bulanov, S. V.; Collier, J L; Kiriyama, H.; Pegoraro, F.

    2005-01-01

    The existence of efficient ion acceleration regimes in collective laser-plasma interactions opens up the possibility to develop high-energy physics facilities in conjunction with projects for inertial confinement nuclear fusion (ICF) and neutron spallation sources. In this paper, we show that the pulse compression requests to make operative these acceleration mechanisms do not fall in contradiction with current technologies for high repetition rate ICF drivers. In particular, we discuss expli...

  13. Medicaid-Financed Institutional Services: Characteristics of Nursing Home and ICF/IID Residents and Their Patterns of Care

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    Jeffrey Ballou; Valerie Cheh; Dean Miller; Audra Wenzlow

    2013-01-01

    To better understand the population of Medicaid enrollees living in nursing homes or intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICFs/IID), researchers analyzed data from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) from 2006 and 2007 to determine the characteristics of enrollees remaining in nursing homes and ICFs/IID and their stays and assess how the length of institutional stays varies at the state level with changes in state constraints and policies. More specific...

  14. Combined immunodeficiency develops with age in Immunodeficiency-centromeric instability-facial anomalies syndrome 2 (ICF2)

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    von Bernuth, H; Ravindran, E.; Du, H; Froehler, S.; Strehl, K; Kraemer, N.; Issa-Jahns, L.; Amulic, B.; Ninnemann, O; Xiao, M.S.; Eirich, K.; Koelsch, U.; Hauptmann, K; John, R.; Schindler, D

    2014-01-01

    The autosomal recessive immunodeficiency-centromeric instability-facial anomalies syndrome (ICF) is characterized by immunodeficiency, developmental delay, and facial anomalies. ICF2, caused by biallelic ZBTB24 gene mutations, is acknowledged primarily as an isolated B-cell defect. Here, we extend the phenotype spectrum by describing, in particular, for the first time the development of a combined immune defect throughout the disease course as well as putative autoimmune phenomena such as gra...

  15. Light intensity distribution calculation of curved surface diffraction patterns applied in ICF

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    Conventional numerical methods of diffractive calculation are usually for the plane, and they are infeasible when the diffraction field applied in ICF is curved surface. In this paper, a method based on the idea of layering calculation, combining the algorithm of fast Fourier transform (FFT) with the technology of numerical fitting, has been proposed to calculate the light intensity distribution on the curved observation surface. This method can be applied to the surface with arbitrary shape, and it has comparatively high accuracy at fast calculation speed. The computation results show that the accuracy is improved as the layer number increases, and thus the method can effectively realize the light intensity distribution calculation of curved surface diffraction patterns applied in ICF. (authors)

  16. Application of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF in individuals with spinal cord injury

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available After spinal cord injury is common functionality is affected. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the functionality of patients with spinal cord injury. METHOD: Cross-sectional study by means of the International Classification of Functionality (ICF. 109 adults with spinal cord injury in the city of Curitiba, Brazil were evaluated. RESULTS: The categories most compromised in body were intestines and bladder, sexuality, energy, sleep, emotion and weight. In the domain activities and participation, there was greater difficulty in tasks of bathing, toilet and dressing, self care and leisure. In the domain environmental factors, the categories classified as facilitators were: medications, orthoses and wheelchair, attitude of family, transport, social foresight and health services. The categories classified as barriers were: attitude of authorities, social attitudes, education and work. CONCLUSION: The application of the ICF in persons with spinal cord injury demonstrated a series of disabilities and limitations.

  17. Drive Asymmetry and the Origin of Turbulence in an ICF Implosion

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    Thomas, V A; 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.075004

    2012-01-01

    2D and 3D numerical simulations with the adaptive mesh refinement Eulerian radiation-hydrocode RAGE at unprecedented spatial resolution are used to investigate the connection between drive asymmetry and the generation of turbulence in the DT fuel in a simplified inertial-confinement fusion (ICF) implosion. Long-wavelength deviations from spherical symmetry in the pressure drive lead to the generation of coherent vortical structures in the DT gas and it is the three-dimensional instability of these structures that in turn leads to turbulence and mix. The simulations sug-gest that this mechanism may be an additional important source of mix in ICF implosions. Applications to target ignition at the National Ignition Facility are briefly discussed.

  18. Field thermal mass performance of an insulated concrete form (ICF) wall

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    Armstrong, M.M.; Saber, H.H.; Maref, W.; Rousseau, M.Z.; Ganapathy, G.; Swinton, M.C. [National Research Council Canada (Canada)

    2011-07-01

    With the depletion of energy resources and the rising concerns about the environment, increasing the energy performance of buildings in Canada is a high priority. The objective of this paper is to present the preliminary results of research aimed at understanding and quantifying the impact of the concrete's thermal mass in insulating concrete form (ICF) wall assemblies. Field monitoring of the dynamic heat transmission characteristics of an ICF wall exposed to Ottawa's climate was carried out between October 2009 and April 2010, data were recorded every 15 minutes. Results showed that although it does not have a significant impact on the R-value of the wall in steady state conditions, the concrete is efficient in lowering the peak heat flux to the exterior during cold weather. This document provided useful information which can be used for energy simulation models, further experimental data will be available in later publications.

  19. Integrated bioinformatics analysis of epigenomic and transcriptomic data from ICF syndrome patient's cells

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    Gatto, Sole

    2013-01-01

    Immunodeficiency, Centromeric region instability, Facial anomalies (ICF) syndrome (OMIM 242860), is a human autosomic recessive disease due to mutations in the Dnmt3b gene, characterized by inheritance of aberrant patterns of DNA methylation and heterochromatin defects. How mutations in Dnmt3B and the resulting deficiency in DNA methyltransferase activity result mainly in immunodeficiency has not been clarified yet. It is already known that the expression of several genes and microRNAs is der...

  20. Progress in development of low density polymer foams for the ICF Program

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    This report describes the status of CH foam development with densities of 50 mg/ccs and cell sizes of 1 μm for the ICF Program. Two approaches that both involve polymer phase separation are being investigated. The first involves a gelation-crystallization of high molecular weight polyethylene from solution, whereas the second approach involves the modification of the phase separation morphology of water-styrene emulsions by molecularly-tailored surfactants followed by polymerization of the continuous styrene phase

  1. Health problems and disability in long-term sickness absence: ICF coding of medical certificates

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    Morgell Roland; Backlund Lars G; Arrelöv Britt; Strender Lars-Erik; Nilsson Gunnar H

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and to explore the distribution, including gender differences, of health problems and disabilities as reflected in long-term sickness absence certificates. Methods A total of 433 patients with long sick-listing periods, 267 women and 166 men, were included in the study. All certificates exceeding 28 days of sick-listing sent to the local office ...

  2. Heavy ion beam transport through liquid lithium first wall ICF reactor cavities

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    This analysis addresses the critical issue of the final transport of a heavy ion beam in an inertial confinement fusion reactor. The beam must traverse the reaction chamber from the final focusing lens to the target without being disrupted. This requirement has a strong impact on the reactor design. It is essential to the development of ICF fusion reactor technology, that the restrictions placed on the reactor engineering parameters by final beam transport consideration be understood early on

  3. The ICF as a common language for rehabilitation goal-setting: comparing client and professional priorities

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    van der Merwe Aletia

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Joint rehabilitation goals are an important component for effective teamwork in the rehabilitation field. The activities and participation domain of the ICF provides a common language for professionals when setting these goals. Involving clients in the formulation of rehabilitation goals is gaining momentum as part of a person-centred approach to rehabilitation. However, this is particularly difficult when clients have an acquired communication disability. The expressive communication difficulties negatively affect the consensus building process. As a result, obtaining information regarding rehabilitation goals from professionals and their clients warrants further investigation for this particular population. Methods This comparative study investigated clients and their assigned rehabilitation professionals' perception of the importance of ICF activities and participation domains for inclusion in their rehabilitation program. Twelve clients in an acute rehabilitation centre and twenty of their corresponding rehabilitation professionals participated in an activity using the Talking Mats™ visual framework for goal setting. Each participant rated the importance of the nine activities and participation domains of the ICF for inclusion in their current rehabilitation program. Results The ICF domains which consistently appear as very important across these groups are mobility, self-care and communication. Domains which consistently appear in the lower third of the rankings include spare time, learning and thinking and domestic life. Results indicate however that no statistical significant differences exist in terms of the individual domains across each of the participant groups. Within group differences however indicated that amongst the speech-language therapists and physiotherapists there was a statistical significant difference between spare time activities and communication and mobility. Conclusions Findings indicate that

  4. ICF Core Sets: how to specify impairment and function in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Aringer, M; Stamm, T.A.; Pisetsky, D S; Yarboro, C.H.; Cieza, A.; Smolen, J S; Stucki, Gerold

    2006-01-01

    The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Function (ICF) is a tool to characterize and illuminate better the full of array of problems a patient faces when affected by disease. Specifying these problems is a particular challenge in a disease like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) because of the wide variety in organ systems involved, its variable activity and severity, and considerable ethnic and local differences. The authors of this manuscript believe, however, that a...

  5. Utility of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for educational psychologists’ work

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    Aljunied, M.; Frederickson, N.

    2014-01-01

    Despite embracing a bio-psycho-social perspective, the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) assessment framework has had limited application to date with children who have special educational needs (SEN). This study examines its utility for educational psychologists’ work with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Mothers of 40 children with ASD aged eight to 12 years were interviewed using a structured protocol base...

  6. Saber 11 ICFES tests and their relationship to the academic performance of first semester psychology students

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    José Gregorio Ortiz-Rodríguez; Andrés Duque-Castillo

    2013-01-01

    The competencies assessment tests “Saber 11” made by the ICFES are considered a benchmark for entry to higher education, since it is assumed that these predict academic performance. From the theoretical framework of evaluation and measurement and the Competencies Theory, which state an objective assessment of psychological attributes and the relationship between the data and the competence itself, a descriptive correlational study was made. Through this study, it was intended to establish the...

  7. Crecimiento y caracterización de capas epitaxiales de KRE 1-X 4BX(WO4)2 /KRE (WO4)2 (RE=Y,LU) para aplicaciones láser

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    Aznar Écija, Ana Isabel

    2007-01-01

    En los últimos años, las capas delgadas ópticamente activas han adquirido una gran importancia, debido a sus aplicaciones en dispositivos ópticos integrados y dispositivos láser. Un láser de capa delgada requiere capas con una elevada concentración de ión activo y, que a su vez, tengan una elevada sección eficaz de absorción y emisión. Este tipo de láseres presentan como ventajas una mejor refrigeración axial del medio evitándose así problemas como el efecto lente. Los cristales monoclínicos ...

  8. Capa catalítica para la activación de oxígeno sobre electrolitos sólidos iónicos a alta temperatura

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    Serra Alfaro, José Manuel; Vert Belenguer, Vicente Bernard; Escolástico Rozalén, Sonia

    2008-01-01

    Capa catalítica para la activación de oxígeno sobre electrolitos sólidos iónicos a alta temperatura. La presente invención se refiere a una capa porosa catalítica para la activación de oxígeno que puede ser utilizada en pilas de combustible de óxidos sólidos (SOFC) y en membranas cerámicas densas de separación de oxígeno de alta temperatura. Esta capa porosa está formada principalmente por un material conductor mixto de electrones y del ión oxígeno y posee una estructu...

  9. Integration of the Aurora KrF ICF laser system at Los Alamos

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    The Aurora laser system, under construction at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the past few years, is now being integrated into a working system for examining the applicability of high-power KrF lasers to inertial confinement fusion (ICF). The design principles of the system have been described in detail in earlier publications and conferences. Multikilojoule 248-nm 5-ns duration laser pulses, which have been derived from angular-multiplexed electron-beam-driven KrF amplifiers, are to be delivered to ICF targets when the system is fully integrated. The authors describe the progress of the Aurora system toward the goal of delivering energy (MkJ/48 pulses stacked into one 5-ns pulse/200-μm spot) to ICF targets. Integrated performance to date of the front end optical multiplexer/demultiplexer e-beam-driven amplifiers and alignment hardware are discussed in particular. They have concentrated on the demonstration of system integration at a modest (--100-J) level of energy on-target (without the final amplifier stage). They discuss the amplifier gain measurements, the extraction of energy from a chain of three e-beam-driven machines, and progress toward the delivery of on-target energy

  10. Characterization and rescue of telomeric abnormalities in ICF syndrome type I fibroblasts.

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    Shiran eYehezkel

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Mutations in the human DNA methyltransferase 3B (DNMT3B gene lead to ICF (immunodeficiency, centromeric region instability, facial anomalies syndrome type I. We have previously described a telomere-related phenotype in cells from these patients, involving severe hypomethylation of subtelomeric regions, abnormally short telomeres and high levels of telomeric-repeat-containing RNA (TERRA. Here we demonstrate that ICF-patient fibroblasts carry abnormally short telomeres at a low population doubling and enter senescence prematurely. Accordingly, we attempted to rescue the senescence phenotype by ectopic expression of human telomerase, which led to elongated telomeres with hypomethylated subtelomeres. The senescence phenotype was overcome under these conditions, thus dissociating subtelomeric-DNA hypomethylation per se from the senescence phenotype. In addition, we examined whether the subtelomeric methylation could be restored by expression of a normal copy of full length DNMT3B1 in ICF fibroblasts. Ectopic expression of DNMT3B1 failed to rescue the abnormal hypomethylation at subtelomeres. However, partial rescue of subtelomeric-hypomethylation was achieved by co-expression of DNMT3B1 together with DNA methyltransferase 3-like (DNMT3L, encoding a protein that functions as a stimulator of DNMT3A and DNMT3B. DNMT3B1 and DNMT3L are predominantly expressed during early embryonic development, suggesting that de novo subtelomeric DNA methylation during crucial stages of human embryonic development may be necessary for setting and maintaining normal telomere length.

  11. Saber 11 ICFES tests and their relationship to the academic performance of first semester psychology students

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    José Gregorio Ortiz-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available The competencies assessment tests “Saber 11” made by the ICFES are considered a benchmark for entry to higher education, since it is assumed that these predict academic performance. From the theoretical framework of evaluation and measurement and the Competencies Theory, which state an objective assessment of psychological attributes and the relationship between the data and the competence itself, a descriptive correlational study was made. Through this study, it was intended to establish the relationship between the ICFES Exam scores and the grades achieved in disciplinary subjects in the first semester of the psychology program at the Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios in Bogota, Colombia. It was found a positive relationship between the overall scores in the ICFES exam and academic performance in disciplinary subjects of the program. Moreover, specific relationships between the scores in the areas of language, mathematics and social sciences, and disciplinary subjects were found. For this reason, it is concluded that performance in these areas is a predictor of performance in disciplinary subjects.

  12. Irradiación subletal de fibroblastos murinos 3T3 con rayos X para su utilización como capa celular alimentadora

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    Andrea Ramírez-Téllez

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    Full Text Available Los queratinocitos, las principales células de la epidermis, requieren una capa alimentadora de células viables mitóticamente inactivadas para su supervivencia y proliferación in vitro. Para la producción de capas alimentadoras a partir de fibroblastos murinos 3T3, se evaluaron cuatro dosis de radiación con rayos X. Los efectos de las dosis se evaluaron mediante recuentos celulares y determinación de la viabilidad (MTT, adhesión (eficiencia de plateo y migración celular (scratch wound healing. Además, se encontraron evidencias que sugieren el arresto mitótico mediante una tinción nuclear (GIEMSA. Se observó que una dosis de radiación correspondiente a 80 Gy generó daños suficientes en la línea celular para causar el arresto mitótico, manteniendo a la vez la actividad metabólica basal durante 25 días.

  13. Capas de a-SiN:H modificadas mediante la irradiación con un láser de excímero

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    Banerji, N.

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    Full Text Available Hydrogenated amorphous silicon nitride (a:SiN:H films produced by CO2 and ArF laser-induced CVD in parallel configuration using silane/ammonia or disilane/ammonia gas mixtures were subjected to room temperature multiple pulse ArF excimer laser irradiations in an inert gas atmosphere. Modifications in their chemical composition, refractive index, and surface morphology were systematically followed up through Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS, single wavelength ellipsometry and atomic force microscopy (AFM, respectively. The observed film modifications involving large reductions in hydrogen (Si-H and N-H with the first few shots accompanied by a progressive incorporation of oxygen (Si-O and Si-OH and a reduction of Si-N bonds that are attributed to UV-induced photochemistry where the atmospheric water incorporated in the films between successive irradiations plays an important role. Comparison among the different films indicated that the extent of bonded hydrogen in the films and their surface morphology influence their oxidation resistance.

    Utilizando una mezcla de silano/amoníaco o disilano/amoníaco se obtuvieron capas de nitruro de silicio amorfo hidrogenado (a-SiN:H mediante depósito químico en fase vapor asistido por láser CO2 y ArF, ambos en configuración paralela. Estas capas se sometieron a irradiación con un láser excímero de ArF en atmósfera inerte. Las variaciones, tanto en su composición química como en su índice de refracción y morfología superficial se estudiaron sistemáticamente mediante espectroscopia infrarroja por transformada de Fourier (FTIR, espectroscopia dispersiva de rayos X (EDS, elipsometría y microscopía de fuerzas atómicas (AFM, respectivamente. Las modificaciones observadas involucran por una parte una gran reducción, con los primeros pulsos de irradiación, del hidrógeno enlazado (Sili y N-H, acompañado por una

  14. VARIACIÓN DE LA ESTABILIDAD Y ALTURA DE LA CAPA DE MEZCLA EN LA CIUDAD DE PINAR DEL RÍO. SU RELACIÓN CON CONDICIONES SINÓPTICAS

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    DAGOBERTO RODRÍGUEZ VALDÉS; SILVERIO QUINTERO; JAIME YOSDANY GONZÁLEZ; OSVALDO CUESTA SANTOS; ALMARA SÁNCHEZ DÍAZ

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    El estudio se realizó en la ciudad de Pinar del Río en Cuba durante el período 2006-2010, donde se analizó el comportamiento de la estabilidad atmosférica y altura de la capa de mezcla. Para obtener la categoría de estabilidad atmosférica se utilizó la clasificación de acuerdo a la longitud de Monin-Obukhov. La metodología para calcular la altura la capa de mezcla, estuvo basada en el procedimiento establecido en el preprocesador meteorológico AERMET, con algunas modificaciones por no dispone...

  15. Sistema automático para secagem de produtos agrícolas em camada fina = Automated system for thin-layer drying of agricultural products

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    Full Text Available Geralmente, o controle do processo de secagem em camada fina, é realizado com base na pesagem de amostras, retirando-se periodicamente a bandeja do secador e levando-a até uma balança, para determinar, por diferença de massa, a quantidade de água que foi retirada do produto durante o processo. Essa operação é a principal fonte de erro na determinação das taxas de secagem, tendo em vista a interrupção do processo de secagem ou a perda de parte da amostra durante a etapa de pesagem. Este trabalho propõe a automaçãodo controle da secagem em camada fina, utilizando-se um sistema baseado em uma célula de carga e em dispositivos eletrônicos endereçáveis. Os valores obtidos pelo monitoramento realizado pelo sistema proposto são armazenados e comparados com valores finais prédefinidos para o processo de secagem. Quando não houver diferença significativa entre os valores medidos e os pré-definidos, encerra-se o processo. O sistema proposto foi testado e validado, fornecendo uma série de resultados confiáveis, com elevada precisão e um excelente desempenho.Generally, the control of thin-layer grain drying is done based on weighing the samples, periodically removing the sample from the dryer and taking it to a precision scale in order to determine, by the difference in weight, the amount of water removed from the productduring the process. This operation is the main source of error in determining drying rates, due to the interruption of the drying process or the sample losses during the weighing stage. In this work, the automation of thin-layer grain drying control is proposed through the use of a system based on a load cell and on addressable electronic devices. The results are recorded in a file and compared with the final pre-defined values for the drying process. The process is terminated when there is no significant difference between the measured values and the pre-defined ones. The proposed system was tested and validated

  16. Respuesta metalúrgica de fracciones finas de minerales sulfurados de cobre en un proceso combinado de flotación modificada y biolixiviación agitada

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    Ibáñez, J. P.

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    Full Text Available The metallurgical behavior of fine fractions of copper sulfide minerals of Compañía Minera Quebrada Blanca S.A. was studied by concentration through flotation in aqueous media modified by alcohol followed by bioleaching of the concentrates. By using a 1 % v/v of methanol, the metallurgical recovery of copper reaches 88 %, while the iron recovery was 43 %, the weight recovery was 18%, which indicates a high selectivity. These concentrates were then bioleached with and without nutrient medium, reaching 80 % of copper recovery after 10 and 17 days, respectively. Then, it is possible to conclude that this concentration-bioleaching metallurgical process is a promising route for copper recovery from the fine fraction of sulfide minerals.

    Se estudió la respuesta metalúrgica de la fracción fina, 100 % -100 # ASTM, de un mineral sulfurado de cobre de la Compañía Minera Quebrada Blanca S.A., sometido a una etapa de concentración mediante flotación en medio acuoso modificado (FEMAM® con metanol y la posterior biolixiviación agitada de este concentrado. Al emplear un 1 % v/v de metanol se logran los mejores resultados: una recuperación metalúrgica de cobre y hierro de 88 y 43 %, respectivamente, y una recuperación en peso del 18 %. Lo cual indica una alta selectividad de este tipo de flotación para especies sulfuradas de cobre. El concentrado FEMAM® fue posteriormente sometido a una etapa de biolixiviación agitada en ausencia y presencia del medio nutriente 9 K, lográndose el 80 % de extracción de cobre a los 17 y 10 días, respectivamente. Esto permite concluir que una ruta de concentración-biolixiviación es una alternativa tecnológica apropiada para procesar la fracción fina de minerales sulfurados de cobre.

  17. Fine litter accumulation in Central Amazonian Tropical Rainforest canopy Acúmulo de liteira fina no dossel de uma Floresta Tropical na Amazônia Central

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    Fabiana Rita do Couto-Santos

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    Full Text Available Fine litter dynamics within the canopy differ from litter dynamics on the forest floor for reasons such as differences in microclimate, substrate, disturbance level, stratum influence and decomposition rates. This study is the first attempt to quantify the fine litter accumulated in the canopy of Central Amazonian forests. We compared the canopy litter accumulation to fine litter-layer on forest floor and to other forests and also investigated which were the mostly accumulated litter omponents. We found that Central Amazonian Rainforest intercepts greater fine litter in the canopy (294 g.m-2 compared to other forest formations with higher winds speed as in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest (170 g.m-2. The mean canopy fine litter accumulated at the end of the dry season was less than a half of that on soil surface (833 g.m-2 and the fine wood component dominates the canopy samplings (174 g.m-2 while leafy component predominate on soil surface litter (353 g.m-2.A dinâmica da liteira fina no dossel difere da dinâmica no chão da floresta por razões como diferenças no microclima, tipo de substrato, taxas de decomposição, distúrbios e influência dos estratos. Esta é a primeira tentativa de quantificar a liteira fina acumulada no dossel das florestas da Amazônia Central. Comparamos o acúmulo da liteira no dossel com a camada de liteira do chão da floresta e com outros tipos de florestas e investigamos quais componentes da liteira acumularam em maiores quantidades. A floresta estudada na Amazônia Central interceptou uma maior quantidade de liteira no dossel (294 g.m-2 do que outras florestas com maior influência dos ventos, como na Costa Rica (170 g.m-2. A média de liteira no dossel no fim da estação seca foi menos da metade da acumulada sobre o solo (833 g.m-2. Os galhos finos dominaram nas amostras do dossel (174 g.m-2 enquanto as folhas predominaram na liteira sobre o solo (353 g.m-2.

  18. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada por ultra-sonografia de nódulos tireoidianos: estudo de 63 casos Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules: study of 63 cases

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    Neste trabalho foi revisada a técnica empregada na execução da punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada por ultra-sonografia, e são descritos os seus benefícios no diagnóstico de nódulos tireoidianos. Foram realizadas punções aspirativas por agulha fina em 63 pacientes do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, encaminhados ao Serviço de Radiodiagnóstico, no período de agosto de 2001 a junho de 2002. Dos 63 pacientes estudados, 58 (92%) eram do...

  19. Avaliação da motricidade ampla e fina na Síndrome de Williams: relato de caso Findings of the gross and fine motor in the Syndrome William Case: case Report

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    Marcela Melo Almeida; Cibelle Kayenne Martins Roberto Formiga

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    O presente estudo teve como objetivo analisar os achados da motricidade ampla e fina de uma criança de 8 anos de idade portador da Síndrome de Williams. Foram coletados dados biológicos da criança e da mãe durante a gestação e história pré, peri e pós-natal da criança e suas condições clínicas. O desenvolvimento motor amplo e fino foi avaliado pelo Inventário Portage Operacionalizado. Os resultados demonstraram que a criança revelou maior dificuldade na motricidade fina em relação à ampla, ap...

  20. Estimativa da biomassa e do comprimento de raízes finas em Eucalyptus urophylla S.T. Blake no município de Santa Maria-RS

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    Witschoreck Rudi

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi estimar a biomassa e o comprimento de raízes finas (< 2 mm de diâmetro, em diferentes profundidades do solo, para a espécieEucalyptus urophylla S.T. Blake, com 10 anos de idade. O estudo foi realizado no município de Santa Maria-RS, no campus da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. O talhão plantado com eucalipto tem 27 m de comprimento por 14 m de largura, em espaçamento 3 x 2 m. Foram amostrados quatro monolitos de 25 x 25 x 60 cm. Os monolitos foram divididos em seis perfis geométricos, nas profundidades de 0-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60 cm. A separação das raízes do solo foi por meio de um conjunto de duas peneiras (2 e 1 mm de malha e jatos d'água. Na determinação do comprimento de raízes foi utilizado o método de intersecção, produzindo fotos com o uso de scanner. Os resultados revelaram alta concentração das raízes finas nos primeiros 20 cm de solo. A biomassa total de raízes finas encontradas para o Eucalyptus urophylla foi de 1.451,6 kg/ha, devendo ser ressaltado que 57,9% estavam concentradas nos primeiros 20 cm de solo. Constatou-se que o comprimento total de raízes finas foi de 27.968,9 km/ha e que 64,3% destes estavam nos primeiros 20 cm de profundidade.

  1. POTENCIAL DE REGENERACIÓN DE Psychotria ipecacuanha (Rubiaceae A PARTIR DE CAPAS DELGADAS DE CÉLULAS

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    Catalina BOTERO GIRALDO

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    Full Text Available Conociendo las propiedades medicinales de la especie vegetal Psychotria ipecacuanha (Brot. Stokes, su crítico estado de conservación, así como las dificultades que presenta para la propagación efectiva, el presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar su potencial de propagación por los sistemas de regeneración in vitro, organogénesis y embriogénesis somática. Para este propósito, capas delgadas de células (CDCs de tallos y de hojas, así como segmentos foliares fueron sometidos a diferentes tratamientos con reguladores de crecimiento y condiciones de luz. Además se estableció el efecto de diferentes longitudes de onda vía diodos emisores de luz (LEDs, sobre la regeneración en estos explantes y nudos provenientes de plantas in vitro. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron que los segmentos de hoja y las CDCs de tallo sembrados en el medio de cultivo MS suplementado con las combinaciones de los reguladores de crecimiento IBA + BAP e IBA + TDZ formaron embriones somáticos y brotes. Los cortes histológicos realizados corroboraron estos dos tipos de origen. Se encontró que bajo la condición lumínica 16/8, se alcanzaron los mejores resultados de inducción de brotes y embriones. En cuanto al efecto de las diferentes longitudes de onda de luz, se encontró que las correspondientes al rojo, verde y blanca, favorecieron el crecimiento y desarrollo de brotes y la inducción de embriones somáticos. El desarrollo de los brotes a partir de los nudos no presentó diferencias estadísticas entre los tratamientos con LEDs, por lo que se recomienda el uso de la luz blanca continua y con fotoperiodo durante el proceso de multiplicación y desarrollo de estos.Regeneration Potential of Psychotria Ipecacuanha (Rubiaceae from Thin Cell Layers Knowing the medicinal properties of the plant specie Psychotria ipecacuanha (Brot. Stokes, its critical condition and the difficulties for its effective propagation, the present study aimed to assess the

  2. Diagnóstico de criptococose canina pela citologia aspirativa por agulha fina Diagnosis of canine cryptococcosis by fine-needle aspiration cytology

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    Danieli Brolo Martins

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se um caso de criptococose canina de caráter sistêmico e neurológico diagnosticado com o auxílio da citologia aspirativa por agulha fina (CAAF. O paciente, da raça Labrador, 1 ano e 5 meses, macho, apresentava sinais de depressão/estupor, hiporexia, presença de uma massa cervical delimitada entre os dois linfonodos submandibulares e aumento de linfonodos. A punção aspirativa da massa cervical e dos linfonodos poplíteo, pré-escapular e submandibular revelaram presença de fungos compatíveis com Cryptococcus neoformans, o qual foi então confirmado pela cultura fúngica, e classificado como sorotipo D. A CAAF mostrou ser um método rápido, seguro e eficaz em casos de criptococose canina com presença de linfoadenomegalia.This paper aimed to described a 1.5 year-old Labrador male, diagnosed with cryptococcosis using fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC. The dog was showing signs of depression and hyporexia. Peripheral lymph nodes and a mass situated between the submandibular lymph nodes were aspirated. The cytology showed yeast-like structures resembling Cryptococcus sp. in all samples examined. These findings were confirmed by culture (C. neoformans, serotype D. The FNAC technique allowed a quick, safe and easy diagnosis in this case.

  3. Impactos socioambientais e de segurança do alimento na gestão da produção integrada de uvas finas de mesa

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    Francisco Alves Pinheiro

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    Full Text Available Este artigo procurou identificar e analisar os impactos socioambientais e de Segurança do
    Alimento do processo de certificação da produção de uvas finas de mesa no programa de
    Produção Integrada de Uva (PI-UVA recentemente implantado na região do Submédio do
    Vale do rio São Francisco, no município de Petrolina. A metodologia adotada baseou-se em
    um estudo de caso, analisando-se o processo de certificação vivenciado por uma média
    empresa da região. Os resultados obtidos apontam que a certificação não é só
    compensadora em termos de abertura e manutenção de importantes fatias do mercado
    externo, mas, mesmo internamente apresenta vantagens ao nível do controle operacional e
    satisfação no trabalho entre seus funcionários

  4. Cálculo del asiento elástico tridimensional de cimentaciones de rigidez variable en terrenos con una capa rígida inclinada

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    Full Text Available The formulas based on the elasticity theory are widely used for the calculation of foundation settlements, as the geotechnical regulations recommends their use. However, these methods do not cover all possible geotechnical situations because, frequently, the geotechnical conditions are complex. In this work, the influence of an inclined rigid layer on the elastic settlements of a shallow foundation is analysed. For this purpose, 273 three-dimensional non-linear finite element models have been solved varying the key parameters of the problem: inclination and depth of the rigid layer and the rigidity of the foundation. Finally, a statistical analysis of the results of the models has been performed and a formula, which can be used for the calculation of the settlements to consider the presence of a rigid inclined layer in depth, has been proposed.Las fórmulas basadas en la teoría de la elasticidad son ampliamente utilizadas para el cálculo de asientos de cimentaciones, ya que la totalidad de la normativa geotécnica recomienda su empleo. No obstante, estos métodos no cubren todas las situaciones geotécnicamente posibles ya que frecuentemente las condiciones geológicas son complejas. En este trabajo se analiza la influencia de la presencia de una capa rígida inclinada en los asientos elásticos de una cimentación superficial. Para ello se han resuelto 273 modelos tridimensionales no lineales de elementos finitos, variando los parámetros clave del problema: la inclinación y la profundidad de la capa rígida y la rigidez de la cimentación. Finalmente, se ha realizado un análisis estadístico de los resultados de los modelos y se ha propuesto una fórmula que puede ser utilizada en el cálculo de asientos por métodos elásticos, para tener en consideración la presencia de una capa rígida inclinada en profundidad.

  5. Efectos de las capas someras de alta velocidad en los datos sísmicos aplicados a la detección de hidrocarburos

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    Elastic waves provide characteristics of earth interior, which are necessary in Hydrocarbon and mineral prospect ions. This information is affected by shallow layers distorting the data coming from deep layers. In the colombian geology are fragment shallow layer with high velocity. In this case waves travel by anomalous paths being difficult to identity them, because these events contaminate and alternate the information considerated usefull. The effects associated to this phenomena are unknown with details. In this paper, one of these case is presented througen seismic modeling and vial data with an interpretation about its characteristics.

    Las ondas elásticas son una importante fuente de información de las  características del interior de la tierra, necesarios en la búsqueda de hidrocarburos y otros recursos minerales. Esta información es afectada generalmente por las capas someras, cuyas características distorsionan los datos provenientes de las capas de interés, usual mente más profundas. Un caso, frecuente en la geología colombiana es el de las capas someras de alta velocidad. En este caso las ondas siguen direcciones anómalas, y con frecuencia la información es muy difícil de identificar, ya que se generan eventos que la contaminan y probablemente la atenúan, Aunque se sabe que existe este efecto, muchos de sus detalles son desconocidos. Aquí se presenta uno de estos casos, se ilustra con modelamiento sísmico con datos reales y se presenta una interpretación de sus características.

  6. Cinética de formación del Al2O3 en capas de aluminio estudiada mediante mediciones eléctricas

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    Oliva, A. I.

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available In this work a simple method for monitoring the low temperature oxidation of aluminum thin films, which is based on measurements of electrical resistance using the four-probe technique, is proposed. Kinetic growth data of the aluminum oxide layer, obtained using different values of applied current on as-deposited metallic films is presented. The temperature gradient measured on the films were 2 °C and 9 °C when the corresponding applied currents were 0.1A and 0.2 A. The obtained data show a good agreement with the Cabrera-Mott`s model for low temperature oxidation of metals. From kinetic curves, values of the energy barrier (U and of the electrostatic potential (V were obtained, which are reasonable with the values reported in the literature. The sample with a larger current applied, exhibited a higher oxidation rate due to a thermal effect and by the larger electrostatic potential established across the oxide layer. This simple method can be interesting to monitoring and controlling the oxidation process.En este trabajo se propone un método sencillo para el seguimiento del proceso de oxidación de capas delgadas de aluminio, basado en mediciones de la resistencia eléctrica usando la técnica de cuatro puntas en línea. Se presentan datos de cinética de crecimiento de la capa de óxido de aluminio para dos muestras recién depositadas a las que se aplicaron valores distintos de corriente. Los cambios de temperatura medidos fueron de 2 °C y 9 °C para corrientes aplicadas de 0.1 A y 0.2 A. Los datos muestran buen acuerdo con el modelo de Cabrera-Mott para oxidación de metales en baja temperatura. A partir de las curvas de crecimiento se obtuvieron valores de la barrera de energía (U y del potencial electrostático (V, razonables con los reportados en la literatura. La muestra con mayor corriente aplicada se oxidó más rápido debido al efecto térmico ya que se estableció un mayor potencial electrostático a través de la capa de

  7. Immunodeficiency, Centromeric instability, Facial anomalies (ICF) syndrome, due to ZBTB24 mutations, presenting with large cerebral cyst

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    Cerbone, Manuela; Wang, Jun; Van der Maarel, Silvère M.; d’Amico, Alessandra; d’Agostino, Antonio; Romano, Alfonso; Brunetti-Pierri, Nicola

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    The Immunodeficiency, Centromeric instability, Facial anomalies (ICF) syndrome is an autosomal recessive disease presenting with immunodeficiency secondary to hypo- or agammaglobulinemia, developmental delay, and facial anomalies. Centromeric instability is the cytogenetic hallmark of the disorder which results from targeted chromosomal rearrangements related to a genomic methylation defect. We describe a patient carrying a homozygous mutation of the ZBTB24 gene, which has been recently shown to be responsible for ICF syndrome type 2. Our patient presented with intellectual disability, multiple café-au-lait spots, and a large cerebral arachnoidal cyst. Although laboratory signs of impaired immune function, such as reduced serum IgM were detected, our patient did not present clinical manifestations of immunodeficiency. Brain malformations have not been reported so far in ICF syndrome and it can be speculated that ZBTB24 mutations may alter cerebral development. Nevertheless, we cannot rule out that the presence of the cerebral cyst in the patient is coincidental. In summary, our patient illustrates that clinical evidence of immunodeficiency is not a universal feature of ICF2 syndrome type 2 and suggests that brain malformations may be present in other ICF cases. PMID:22786748

  8. Modelo de multicapas Gd1-xCo x/Co y la dependencia de su comportamiento con la variación del espesor de la capa ferromagnética Gd1-xCo x

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    N. Hurtado

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se hace un estudio numérico de los cambios en las propiedades magnéticas que se observan en el ordenamiento ferromagnético de multicapas Gd1-xCo x/Co. Se encuentra que los puntos de compensación presentan una disminución abrupta con el aumento de la capa ferromagnética (Gd1-xCo x. Se observa que a partir de un espesor de la capa ferromagnética, la temperatura de compensación se hace independiente del crecimiento de la capa, este resultado coincide con lo que algunos autores han encontrado experimentalmente. La temperatura crítica varía solo para espesores pequeños de la capa Gd1-xCo x, este comportamiento es debido a efectos de tamaño finito, para los cuales la temperatura crítica es sensible. La magnetización total de las multicapas presenta un valor distinto de cero para un alto rango de temperatura, ya que la temperatura crítica del Gd es muy alta comparada con la del Co. La temperatura crítica se mantiene constante en el rango donde la temperatura de compensación existe.

  9. VARIACIÓN DE LA ESTABILIDAD Y ALTURA DE LA CAPA DE MEZCLA EN LA CIUDAD DE PINAR DEL RÍO. SU RELACIÓN CON CONDICIONES SINÓPTICAS

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    DAGOBERTO RODRÍGUEZ VALDÉS

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El estudio se realizó en la ciudad de Pinar del Río en Cuba durante el período 2006-2010, donde se analizó el comportamiento de la estabilidad atmosférica y altura de la capa de mezcla. Para obtener la categoría de estabilidad atmosférica se utilizó la clasificación de acuerdo a la longitud de Monin-Obukhov. La metodología para calcular la altura la capa de mezcla, estuvo basada en el procedimiento establecido en el preprocesador meteorológico AERMET, con algunas modificaciones por no disponer sondeos de aire superior. Además se caracterizaron los comportamientos de la estabilidad atmosférica y altura de la capa de mezcla en los diversos Tipos de Situaciones Sinópticas (TSS. Finalmente se muestran la variación horaria y mensual de la estabilidad atmosférica y de la altura de la capa de mezcla, así como la variación mensual a las 7, 13, 16 y 17 horas. Se pudo determinar que las mejores condiciones para la dispersión y el mezclamiento de los contaminantes en la atmósfera ocurren en los meses de verano y en el horario diurno, cuyo horario más favorable se presenta a las 17 horas.

  10. Possibilities and Implications of Using the ICF and Other Vocabulary Standards in Electronic Health Records.

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    Vreeman, Daniel J; Richoz, Christophe

    2015-12-01

    There is now widespread recognition of the powerful potential of electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve the health-care delivery system. The benefits of EHRs grow even larger when the health data within their purview are seamlessly shared, aggregated and processed across different providers, settings and institutions. Yet, the plethora of idiosyncratic conventions for identifying the same clinical content in different information systems is a fundamental barrier to fully leveraging the potential of EHRs. Only by adopting vocabulary standards that provide the lingua franca across these local dialects can computers efficiently move, aggregate and use health data for decision support, outcomes management, quality reporting, research and many other purposes. In this regard, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) is an important standard for physiotherapists because it provides a framework and standard language for describing health and health-related states. However, physiotherapists and other health-care professionals capture a wide range of data such as patient histories, clinical findings, tests and measurements, procedures, and so on, for which other vocabulary standards such as Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes and Systematized Nomenclature Of Medicine Clinical Terms are crucial for interoperable communication between different electronic systems. In this paper, we describe how the ICF and other internationally accepted vocabulary standards could advance physiotherapy practise and research by enabling data sharing and reuse by EHRs. We highlight how these different vocabulary standards fit together within a comprehensive record system, and how EHRs can make use of them, with a particular focus on enhancing decision-making. By incorporating the ICF and other internationally accepted vocabulary standards into our clinical information systems, physiotherapists will be able to leverage the potent

  11. Inversión espectral prestack simultánea de ondas PP y PS para la caracterización cuantitativa de capas delgadas

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    Ramsis Guerrero

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo extendemos un método de inversión espectral para determinar las propiedades de una capa delgada y de los medios que se encuentran por encima y por debajo de la misma, a partir del espectro de amplitud de la respuesta sísmica prestack, con aplicación a la caracterización de reservorios asociados a estructuras con espesores por debajo del tunning. Estas propiedades incluyen el espesor de la capa delgada como así también las velocidades de las ondas compresionales y de corte, y las densidades de cada uno de los tres medios. Se presentan numerosos ejemplos utilizando datos sintéticos con ruido gaussiano generados a partir de diversos modelos de capas delgadas representativos de reservorios de gas de unos pocos metros de espesor. Se demuestra que, bajo ciertas condiciones, es posible obtener estimaciones razonables de los diversos parámetros involucrados utilizando el dato sísmico prestack convencional (ondas PP. Se analiza asimismo el impacto del uso de la información adicional provista por las ondas de corte convertidas (ondas PS, demostrándose que éstas contribuyen a mejorar significativamente las calidad de los resultados y a relajar las condiciones requeridas por el uso de las ondas PP solamente. Por último, y con el objetivo de reducir los problemas de no-unicidad inherentes a este tipo de problema inverso, las soluciones son forzadas a satisfacer, dentro de cierta tolerancia, la posible correlación existente entre las velocidades de las ondas P y S, y entre la velocidad de la onda P y la densidad, información a priori con frecuencia disponible a partir de datos de pozo. Como consecuencia, la incerteza en la estimación del espesor, velocidades y densidad de la capa delgada se reduce significativamente, lo que permite obtener soluciones más precisas y confiables.In this work, we extend a spectral inversion method for determining the properties of a thin bed and those of the media lying above and below it from

  12. SAFIRE: A systems analysis code for ICF [inertial confinement fusion] reactor economics

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    The SAFIRE (Systems Analysis for ICF Reactor Economics) code incorporates analytical models for scaling the cost and performance of several inertial confinement fusion reactor concepts for electric power. The code allows us to vary design parameters (e.g., driver energy, chamber pulse rate, net electric power) and evaluate the resulting change in capital cost of power plant and the busbar cost of electricity. The SAFIRE code can be used to identify the most attractive operating space and to identify those design parameters with the greatest leverage for improving the economics of inertial confinement fusion electric power plants

  13. KrF laser cost/performance model for ICF commercial applications

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    Simple expressions for the cost and efficiency of repetitively-pulsed angularly multiplexed KrF laser fusion drivers have been developed for commercial-applications studies. These simple expressions summarize estimates obtained from detailed cost/performance studies incorporating recent results of ongoing physics, design, and cost studies. Contributions of KrF laser capital charges and O and M costs to total levelized constant-dollar (1984) unit ICF power generation cost are estimated as a function of plant size and driver pulse energy using a published gain for short-wavelength lasers and representative values of plant parameters

  14. On experience of flashlamps exploitation in high-power Nd-glass laser for ICF

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    The design and performance of xenon flashlamps fabricated by Russian industry and successfully used in powerful Nd-glass laser systems for ICF experiments are described. Results of flashlamp testing in specific conditions of large-aperture multilamp optical amplifiers with slab active elements are presented. The external triggering of flashlamp array is shown to be more preferable than the internal triggering of each flashlamp. It was also recognized that flashlamps with cap-like hermetization units were more reliable and less expensive. The failure probability for these lamps is estimated to be about 10-3 for 1,000 test shots at an energy loading factor of 0.2

  15. Z-Pinch Generated X-Rays Demonstrate Indirect-Drive ICF Potential

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    Hohlraums (measuring 6-mm in diameter by 7-mm in height) have been heated by x-rays from a z-pinch. Over measured x-ray input powers P of 0.7 to 13 TW, the hohlraum radiation temperature T increases from approximately55 to approximately130 eV, and is in agreement with the Planckian relation P-T4. The results suggest that indirect-drive ICF studies involving NIF relevant pulse shapes and <2-mm diameter capsules can he studied using this arrangement

  16. Laser-based ultrasonic generation in metal film with nanometer thickness used in ICF experiment

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    The generation and detection of laser-based ultrasound were introduced. The experiment was performed. A beam of laser with pulse width of 7 ns produced by Q switch Nd : YAG was used to irradiate Al/Au/Ag metal films with thickness of 200 nm. The signal was detected by Michael interference method and transferred by Fourier method. The ultrasonic vibration frequencies excited in the sample are 32.36, 26.17 and 29.39 MHz, respectively. The work is valuable to detect nano- and micro-meter films used to ICF experiment for the future. (authors)

  17. Determinantes del rendimiento académico en Colombia pruebas ICFES Saber 11º 2009

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    Chica Gómez, Sandra Milena; Galvis Gutiérrez, Diana Maritza; Ramírez Hassan, Andrés

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    El trabajo que se expone está basado en los resultados que obtuvieron los estudiantes en las áreas de matemáticas y lenguaje de las pruebas ICFES Saber 11°, del segundo semestre de 2009. Mediante tales datos se pretende identificar los determinantes del rendimiento académico en Colombia. Con este fin, se utiliza el modelo Logit Ordenado generalizado. Los resultados que se analizan enseñan la relevancia que tienen las variables socioeconómicas en el desempeño en ambos campos del sabe...

  18. Status of Indirect Drive ICF Experiments on the National Ignition Facility

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    In the quest to demonstrate Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) ignition of deuterium-tritium (DT) filled capsules and propagating thermonuclear burn with net energy gain (fusion energy/laser energy >1), recent experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have shown progress towards increasing capsule hot spot temperature (Tion>5 keV) and fusion neutron yield (~1016), while achieving ~2x yield amplification by alpha particle deposition. At the same time a performance cliff was reached, resulting in lower fusion yields than expected as the implosion velocity was increased. Ongoing studies of the hohlraum and capsule physics are attempting to disseminate possible causes for this performance ceiling.

  19. Characteristics of ICF Relevant Hohlraums Driven by X-Rays from a Z-Pinch

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    Radiation environments characteristic of those encountered during the low-temperature foot pulse and subsequent higher-temperature early-step pulses (without the foot pulse) required for indirect-drive ICF ignition on the National ignition Facility have been produced in hohlraums driven by x-rays from a z-pinch. These environments provide a platform to better understand the dynamics of full-scale NIF hohlraums, ablator material, and capsules prior to NIF completion. Radiation temperature, plasma fill, and wall motion of these hohlraums are discussed

  20. Burning the DT-plasma with inert impurities and non-cryogenic ICF-target with solid fuel

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    Gus'kov S.Yu.

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    Full Text Available The ignition criterion, ignition energy and gain of DT-plasma of ICF-target in the presence of impurities of light atoms such as beryllium, carbon and lithium at their arbitrary concentration are found. It is shown that the most promising type of non-cryogenic solid thermonuclear fuel is DT-hydride of beryllium (BeDT. It is suggested to apply the targets with such a fuel as: (1 Fast-ignited ICF-target at the ignition energy of 25–50 kJ and compression driver energy of 2–3 MJ; (2 ICF-target spark-ignited by 15–20 MJ heavy ion driver; (3 Spark-ignited target by 5–7 MJ laser as a neutron source for hybrid fusion-fission.

  1. Performance trends in master freestyle swimmers aged 25-89 years at the FINA World Championships from 1986 to 2014.

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    Knechtle, Beat; Nikolaidis, Pantelis T; König, Stefan; Rosemann, Thomas; Rüst, Christoph A

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    Performance trends in elite freestyle swimmers are well known, but not for master freestyle swimmers. We investigated trends in participation, performance, and sex difference in performance of 65,584 freestyle master swimmers from 25-29 to 85-89 years competing in FINA World Masters Championships between 1986 and 2014. The men-to-women ratio was calculated for each age group, and the trend across age groups was analyzed using single linear regression analysis. Trends in performance changes were investigated using a mixed-effects regression model with sex, distance, and calendar year as fixed variables. Participation increased in women and men in older age groups (i.e., 40 years and older). Women and men improved race times across years in all age groups and distances. For age groups 25-29 to 75-79 years, women were slower than men, but not for age groups 80-84 to 85-89 years. In 50, 100, and 200 m, women reduced the sex difference from 1986 to 2014 in age groups 30-34 to 75-79 years. In 400 m, women reduced the gap to men across time in age groups 40-44, 45-49, and 55-59 years. In 800 m, sex difference became reduced across time in age groups 55-59 and 70-74 years. In summary, participation increased from 1986 to 2014 in women and men in older age groups, women and men improved across time performance in all distances, and women were not slower compared to men in age groups 80-84 to 85-89 years. We expect a continuous trend in increasing participation and improved performance in master freestyle swimmers. PMID:26833033

  2. La cerámica romana de paredes finas del Santuario de So n'Oms, Palma de Mallorca. Nuevas producciones de Mallorca e Ibiza

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    López Mullor, Alberto

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    Full Text Available Inside the talayotic complex known as So n'Oms, in the municipal area of Palma (Mallorca, Balearic Islands, there is a sanctuary excavated in the sixties which produced an ample series of thin walled pottery that were dedicated as offerings to the gods. All the material found can be dated between 20-10 a.C.-. and 50 d.C. It is so well preserved that it has been possible to recognise and determine decoration and paste and, therefore, to reach to the conclusion that most of them belongs to production centers situated in Mallorca and Ibiza (from this last almost the 70%. There are, also, italic and betican productions.Dentro del conjunto talayótico conocido como So n'Oms, situado en el término municipal de Palma (Mallorca, islas Baleares, existe un santuario excavado en la década de los sesenta, que proporcionó un extenso lote de cerámica de paredes finas, depositadas allí como ofrenda. Los materiales pueden situarse entre los años 20/10 a.C. y 50 de nuestra era. Destaca su buen estado de conservación, que ha permitido un reconocimiento minucioso de pastas y decoraciones, habiéndose podido atribuir una gran parte de las piezas a centros productores de Mallorca y sobre todo —más del 70 %— de Ibiza. También se han localizado vasos héticos e itálicos.

  3. Recent progress on the Los Alamos Aurora ICF [inertial confinement fusion] laser system

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    Aurora is the Los Alamos short-pulse, high-power, krypton-fluoride laser system. It serves as an end-to-end technology demonstration prototype for large-scale ultraviolet laser systems for short wavelength inertial confinement fusion (ICF) investigations. The system is designed to employ optical angular multiplexing and serial amplification by electron-beam-driven KrF laser amplifiers to deliver stacked, 248-nm, 5-ns duration multikilojoule laser pulses to ICF-relevant targets. This paper presents a summary of the Aurora system and a discussion of the progress achieved in the construction and integration of the laser system. We concentrate on the main features of the following major system components: front-end lasers, amplifier train, multiplexer, optical relay train, demultiplexer, and the associated optical alignment system. During the past year, two major construction and integration tasks have been accomplished. The first task is the demonstration of 96-beam multiplexing and amplified energy extraction, as evidenced by the integrated operation of the front end, the multiplexer (12-fold and 8-fold encoders), the optical relay train, and three electron-beam-driven amplifiers. The second task is the assembly and installation of the demultiplexer optical hardware, which consists of over 300 optical components ranging in size from several centimeters square to over a meter square. 13 refs., 13 figs

  4. ICF quarterly report January - March 1997 volume 7, number 3; TOPICAL

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    The National Ignition Facility Project The mission of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is to produce ignition and modest energy gain in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets. Achieving these goals will maintain U.S. world leadership in ICF and will directly benefit the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) missions in national security, science and technology, energy resources, and industrial competitiveness. Development and operation of the NIF are consistent with DOE goals for environmental quality, openness to the community, and nuclear nonproliferation and arms control. Although the primary mission of inertial fusion is for defense applications, inertial fusion research will provide critical information for the development of inertial fusion energy. The NIF, under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is a cornerstone of the DOE's science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program for addressing high-energy-density physics issues in the absence of nuclear weapons testing. In pursuit of this mission, the DOE's Defense Programs has developed a state-of-the-art capability with the NIF to investigate high-energy-density physics in the laboratory with a microfusion capability for defense and energy applications. As a Strategic System Acquisition, the NIF Project has a separate and disciplined reporting chain to DOE as shown below

  5. ICF quarterly report October-December 1998 volume 8, number 1

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    Feit, M

    1998-09-08

    This issue of the ICF Quarterly Report focuses on the final section of the 192-arm, 1.8-MJ National Ignition Facility (NIF). We describe both technological advances necessary for optimal utilization of the delivered energy and the hohlraum physics resulting from extremely high energy densities. Two articles belong to the first category. The conversion of infrared light to ultraviolet occurs at the tripler in the NIF's Final Optics Assembly. It is then necessary to separate any unconverted (first- and second-harmonic) light from the tripled-frequency light passed to the target. Large-Aperture Color-Separation Gratings for Diverting Unconverted Light Away from the NIF Target describes the design and fabrication of novel diffraction gratings that fulfill this function. In both direct- and indirect-drive ICF, the symmetry of the capsule as it compresses is crucial. The NIF will have 48 clusters of four beams incident on targets. Optimization of Beam Angles for the National Ignition Facility (p. 15) presents the rationale used to assign beam angles for cylindrical indirect drive while still allowing direct-drive and tetrahedral indirect-drive experiments to be performed.

  6. The Development of an ICF-Oriented, Adaptive Physician Assessment Instrument of Mobility, Self-care, and Domestic Life

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    Farin, Erik; Fleitz, Annette

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was development and psychometric testing of an adaptive, International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)-oriented questionnaire to be processed by the rehabilitation physician that aids in assessing mobility, self-care, and domestic life (Moses-Physician). The intent is to develop a physician…

  7. Content Validity of the Comprehensive ICF Core Set for Multiple Sclerosis from the Perspective of Speech and Language Therapists

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    Renom, Marta; Conrad, Andrea; Bascuñana, Helena; Cieza, Alarcos; Galán, Ingrid; Kesselring, Jürg; Coenen, Michaela

    2014-01-01

    Background: The Comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a comprehensive framework to structure the information obtained in multidisciplinary clinical settings according to the biopsychosocial perspective of the International Classification of Functioning,…

  8. Satisfaction and Sense of Well Being among Medicaid ICF/MR and HCBS Recipients in Six States

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    Stancliffe, Roger J.; Lakin, K. Charlie; Taub, Sarah; Chiri, Giuseppina; Byun, Soo-yong

    2009-01-01

    Self-reported satisfaction and sense of well-being were assessed in a sample of 1,885 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/MR) services in 6 states. Questions dealt with such topics as loneliness, feeling afraid at home and in one's…

  9. The LLNL [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory] ICF [Inertial Confinement Fusion] Program: Progress toward ignition in the Laboratory

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    The Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has made substantial progress in target physics, target diagnostics, and laser science and technology. In each area, progress required the development of experimental techniques and computational modeling. The objectives of the target physics experiments in the Nova laser facility are to address and understand critical physics issues that determine the conditions required to achieve ignition and gain in an ICF capsule. The LLNL experimental program primarily addresses indirect-drive implosions, in which the capsule is driven by x rays produced by the interaction of the laser light with a high-Z plasma. Experiments address both the physics of generating the radiation environment in a laser-driven hohlraum and the physics associated with imploding ICF capsules to ignition and high-gain conditions in the absence of alpha deposition. Recent experiments and modeling have established much of the physics necessary to validate the basic concept of ignition and ICF target gain in the laboratory. The rapid progress made in the past several years, and in particular, recent results showing higher radiation drive temperatures and implosion velocities than previously obtained and assumed for high-gain target designs, has led LLNL to propose an upgrade of the Nova laser to 1.5 to 2 MJ (at 0.35 μm) to demonstrate ignition and energy gains of 10 to 20 -- the Nova Upgrade

  10. The Edward Teller medal lecture: The evolution toward Indirect Drive and two decades of progress toward ICF ignition and burn

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    In 1972, I joined the Livermore ICF Theory and Target Design group led by John Nuckolls, shortly after publication of John's seminal Nature article on ICF. My primary role, working with others in the target design program including Mordy Rosen, Steve Haan, and Larry Suter, has been as a target designer and theorist who utilized the LASNEX code to perform numerical experiments, which along with analysis of laboratory and underground thermonuclear experiments allowed me to develop a series of models and physical insights which have been used to set the direction and priorities of the Livermore program. I have had the good fortune of working with an outstanding team of scientists who have established LLNL as the premier ICF laboratory in the world. John Emmett and the LLNL Laser Science team were responsible for developing a series of lasers from Janus to Nova which have given LLNL unequaled facilities. George Zimmerman and the LASNEX group developed the numerical models essential for projecting future performance and requirements as well as for designing and analyzing the experiments. Bill Kruer, Bruce Langdon and others in the plasma theory group developed the fundamental understanding of laser plasma interactions which have played such an important role in ICF. And a series of experiment program leaders including Mike Campbell and Joe Kilkenny and their laser experimental teams developed the experimental techniques and diagnostic capabilities which have allowed us to c increasingly complex and sophisticated experiments

  11. Low Back Pain in 17 Countries, a Rasch Analysis of the ICF Core Set for Low Back Pain

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    Roe, Cecilie; Bautz-Holter, Erik; Cieza, Alarcos

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    Previous studies indicate that a worldwide measurement tool may be developed based on the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for chronic conditions. The aim of the present study was to explore the possibility of constructing a cross-cultural measurement of functioning for patients with low back pain…

  12. Solidos ácidos de Lewis como catalizadores heterogéneos en reacciones de oxidación de interés en química fina.

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    Domine ., Marcelo Eduardo

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    Numerosos procesos en la industria química fina, consistentes en reacciones orgánicas en fase líquida, utilizan sales o complejos de metales de trasición como catalizadores ácidos de Lewis homogéneos por la capacidad de coordinación de los metales en disolución con los consiguientes problemas en la recuperación de productos, siendo el uso de catalizadores sólidos una ventaja operativa. Se pueden obtener catalizadores sólidos ácidos de Lewis potencialmente activos y selectivos en rea...

  13. Coordenação motora fina de escolares com dislexia e transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade Fine motor coordination of students with dyslexia and attention deficit disorder with hiperactivity

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    Paola Matiko Martins Okuda; Maria Dalva Lourencetti; Lara Cristina Antunes dos Santos; Niura Aparecida de Moura Ribeiro Padula; Simone Aparecida Capellini

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    OBJETIVOS: descrever e comparar o desempenho da coordenação motora fina em escolares com dislexia e com transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade utilizando parâmetros de desempenho motor e idade cronológica da Escala de Desenvolvimento Motor. MÉTODO: participaram 22 escolaresdo ensino fundamental, de ambos os gêneros, na faixa etária de 6 a 11 anos de idade distribuídos em: GI: 11 escolares com transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade e GII: 11 com dislexia. Como procediment...

  14. Reliability, construct validity and measurement potential of the ICF comprehensive core set for osteoarthritis

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study aimed to investigate the reliability and construct validity of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF Comprehensive Core Set for osteoarthritis (OA in order to test its possible use as a measuring tool for functioning. Methods 100 patients with OA (84 F, 16 M; mean age 63 yr completed forms including demographic and clinical information besides the Short Form (36 Health Survey (SF-36® and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Index of Osteoarthritis (WOMAC. The ICF Comprehensive Core Set for OA was filled by health professionals. The internal construct validities of "Body Functions-Body structures" (BF-BS, "Activity" (A, "Participation" (P and "Environmental Factors" (EF domains were tested by Rasch analysis and reliability by internal consistency and person separation index (PSI. External construct validity was evaluated by correlating the Rasch transformed scores with SF-36 and WOMAC. Results In each scale, some items showing disordered thresholds were rescored, testlets were created to overcome the problem of local dependency and items that did not fit to the Rasch model were deleted. The internal construct validity of the four scales (BF-BS 16 items, A 8 items, P 7 items, EF 13 items were good [mean item fit (SD 0.138 (0.921, 0.216 (1.237, 0.759 (0.986 and -0.079 (2.200; person item fit (SD -0.147 (0.652, -0.241 (0.894, -0.310 (1.187 and -0.491 (1.173 respectively], indicating a single underlying construct for each scale. The scales were free of differential item functioning (DIF for age, gender, years of education and duration of disease. Reliabilities of the BF-BS, A, P, and EF scales were good with Cronbach's alphas of 0.79, 0.86, 0.88, and 0.83 and PSI's of 0.76, 0.86, 0.87, and 0.71, respectively. Rasch scores of BF-BS, A, and P showed moderate correlations with SF-36 and WOMAC scores where the EF had significant but weak correlations only with SF36-Social

  15. Prevalence and features of ICF-disability in Spain as captured by the 2008 National Disability Survey

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Since 1986, the study of disability in Spain has been mainly addressed by National Disability Surveys (NDSs. While international attempts to frame NDS designs within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF have progressed, in general, the ICF has hardly been used in either the NDS or epidemiological studies. This study sought to identify ICF Activity- and Participation-related content in the most recent Spanish NDS, the 2008 Survey on Disabilities, Independence and Dependency Situations (Encuesta sobre discapacidades, autonomía personal y situaciones de Dependencia - EDAD 2008, and estimate the prevalence of such ICF-framed disability. Methods EDAD 2008 methods and questions were perused. Of the 51 EDAD items analysed, 29 were backcoded to specific d2-d7 domains of the ICF Checklist and, by rating the recorded difficulty to perform specific tasks with or without help, these were then taken as performance and capacity respectively. A global ICF score was also derived, albeit lacking data for d1, "Learning and applying knowledge", d8, "Major Life Areas" and d9, "Community, Social and Civic Life". Data were grouped by sex, age, residence and initial positive screening, and prevalence figures were calculated by disability level both for the general population, using the originally designed weights, and for the population that had screened positive to disability. Data for institutionalised persons were processed separately. Results Crude prevalence of ICF severe/complete and moderate disability among the community-dwelling population aged ≥6 years was 0.9%-2.2% respectively, and that of severe/complete disability among persons living in sheltered accommodation was 0.3%. Prevalence of severe/complete disability was: higher in women than in men, 0.8% vs. 0.4%; increased with age; and was particularly high in domains such as "Domestic Life", 3.4%, "Mobility", 1.8%, and "Self-care", 1.9%, in

  16. Recém-nascido pequeno para a idade gestacional: repercussão nas habilidades motoras finas Pequeño para la edad gestacional: repercusión en las habilidades motoras finas Small-for-gestational-age newborn infant: repercussion on fine motor skills

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    Amabile Vessoni Arias

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar as habilidades motoras finas de lactentes nascidos a termo pequenos para a idade gestacional (PIG com as habilidades dos nascidos adequados para a idade gestacional (AIG no terceiro mês de vida. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo observacional de corte transversal. Avaliaram-se 67 lactentes (21 PIG e 46 AIG no terceiro mês de vida. Portadores de síndromes genéticas, malformações congênitas, infecções congênitas e aqueles que necessitaram de unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal foram excluídos. As Escalas Bayley II de Desenvolvimento Infantil foram utilizadas, com ênfase nos itens que avaliam as habilidades motoras finas. RESULTADOS: Não se observaram diferenças entre os grupos na escala motora (p=0,21 e mental (p=0,45 no terceiro mês de vida. No item "Alcança o Aro Suspenso", houve diferença significativa (teste Exato de Fisher; p=0,02, demonstrando maior frequência de execução para o grupo PIG no terceiro mês de vida. CONCLUSÕES: Supõe-se que a diferença encontrada no item "Alcança o Aro Suspenso" possa ser atribuída à grande ocorrência de movimentos dos braços observada no grupo PIG e não a uma condição melhor de desenvolvimento desse grupo.OBJETIVO: Comparar las habilidades motoras finas de lactantes nacidos a término pequeños para la edad gestacional (PEG con adecuados para la edad gestacional (AEG en el 3er mes de vida. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio observacional de corte transversal. Se evaluaron a 67 lactantes (21 PEG y 46 AEG en el 3er mes de vida. Síndromes genéticos, malformaciones congénitas, infecciones congénitas y aquellos que necesitaron de unidad de terapia intensiva neonatal fueron excluidos. Las Escalas Bayley II y de Desarrollo Infantil fueron utilizadas, con énfasis en los ítems que evalúan las habilidades motoras finas. RESULTADOS: No se observaron diferencias entre los grupos en la escala motora (p=0,21 y mental (p=0,45 en el 3er mes de vida. En el ítem "alcanza

  17. Estudio del comportamiento durante la sinterización de mezclas WC-Co finas, ultrafinas y nanocristalinas obtenidas por molienda de alta energía

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    Salvador, M. D.

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available In this work the sintering behaviour of fine, ultrafine and nanocrystalline WC-12Co mixtures obtained by high energy milling, as well as commercial nanopowders, have been studied, in order to evaluate the effect of the particle size and the powder processing, in the densification, microstructural development and mechanical properties of the final product. The consolidation of the mixtures has been made by uniaxial pressing and sintering in vacuum, and by hot isostatic pressing. The sintered materials have been evaluated by measures of density, hardness and indentation fracture toughness, and microstructurally characterized by optical microscopy and scanning and transmission electronic microscopy (SEM and TEM. The results show the improvements in resistant behaviour of the materials obtained from nanocrystalline powders, in spite of the grain growth experienced during the sintering. The best results were obtained for the milling nanocrystalline material, which presents values of hardness higher than 1800 HV.

    En este trabajo se ha estudiado el comportamiento, durante la sinterización, de mezclas WC-12Co finas, ultrafinas y nanométricas obtenidas por molienda de alta energía y de material nanométrico comercial, a fin de evaluar el efecto del tamaño de partícula y del proceso de obtención del polvo en la densificación, desarrollo microestructural y propiedades mecánicas del producto final. La consolidación de las mezclas se ha realizado mediante compactación uniaxial y sinterización en vacío y por compactación isostática en caliente. Los materiales sinterizados se han evaluado mediante medidas de densidad, dureza y tenacidad a fractura por indentación y se han caracterizado microestructuralmente mediante microscopía óptica y microscopía electrónica de barrido y de transmisión. Los resultados obtenidos ponen de manifiesto las mejoras en comportamiento resistente de los materiales obtenidos a partir polvos nanométricos, a

  18. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina como método de coleta de material para a histopatologia no osteossarcoma canino

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    Luciele V. Teixeira

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Para a obtenção do diagnóstico definitivo do osteossarcoma realizam-se exames citopatológico e histopatológico. O material para exame citopatológico é coletado através de punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF, já para a realização do exame histopatológico é necessário uma amostra de tamanho maior, geralmente conseguida através de biópsia incisional. Este trabalho tem como objetivo desenvolver uma técnica de coleta de material em cães com suspeita de osteossarcoma através de PAAF para a realização de exame histopatológico. Foram coletadas duas amostras de 12 cães suspeitos de osteossarcoma por PAAF. O material obtido pela primeira coleta foi utilizado para confirmar o diagnóstico através do exame citopatológico, enquanto que o material oriundo da segunda coleta foi fixado em formol a 10% para a análise histopatológica. Quatro das 12 amostras (33,3% avaliadas histopatologicamente pela metodologia proposta obtiveram também o diagnóstico de osteossarcoma. Esses resultados apontam para uma possível adequação da técnica de coleta de material por PAAF para exame histopatológico.Cytopathologic and histopathologic tests are important to obtain a definitive diagnosis of osteosarcoma. The sample for cytopathological exam is collected through fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNA. On the other hand, histopathological exams need a larger sample that is usually obtained by incisional biopsy. The objective of this article is to develop a FNA technique to biopsy and evaluate histopatologically samples of dogs with suspected osteosarcoma. Two FNS samples were collected from 12 such dogs. Samples obtained in the first procedure were examined cytologically. The material sampled at the second biopsy was fixed in 10% formalin and submitted to histopathological analysis. Four out of the 12 samples (33.3% examined by the herein proposed method were diagnosed as osteosarcoma. These results indicate a possible adaptation of FNA for

  19. Improvements in ICF target fabrication through high precision assembly and nondestructive characterization

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    Current ICF and HED targets are fielded on Omega, Z, and Trident; future campaigns will also be fielded on NIF. NIF will field less than 2 shots per day. With such few experiments, target fabrication and alignment accuracy, enhanced metrology and advanced component machining will be even more important. Future target designs are also becoming more complex and more stringent in terms of both manufacturing accuracy and precision. Several steps have been taken to improve the fabrication and characterization of targets, such as instituting an automated assembly station with 3 μm tolerances, utilizing non-destructive characterization tools for rapid component metrology and target assembly, and advancing machining capabilities. Recapitalization of target fabrication infrastructure is continuous.

  20. A coordinate transformation method for calculating the 3D light intensity distribution in ICF hohlraum

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    Lin, Zhili; Li, Xiaoyan; Zhao, Kuixia; Chen, Xudong; Chen, Mingyu; Pu, Jixiong

    2016-06-01

    For an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) system, the light intensity distribution in the hohlraum is key to the initial plasma excitation and later laser-plasma interaction process. Based on the concept of coordinate transformation of spatial points and vector, we present a robust method with a detailed procedure that makes the calculation of the three dimensional (3D) light intensity distribution in hohlraum easily. The method is intuitive but powerful enough to solve the complex cases of random number of laser beams with arbitrary polarization states and incidence angles. Its application is exemplified in the Shenguang III Facility (SG-III) that verifies its effectiveness and it is useful for guiding the design of hohlraum structure parameter.

  1. Status of Indirect Drive ICF Experiments on the National Ignition Facility

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    Dewald, E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-03-21

    In the quest to demonstrate Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) ignition of deuterium-tritium (DT) filled capsules and propagating thermonuclear burn with net energy gain (fusion energy/laser energy >1), recent experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have shown progress towards increasing capsule hot spot temperature (Tion>5 keV) and fusion neutron yield (~1016), while achieving ~2x yield amplification by alpha particle deposition. At the same time a performance cliff was reached, resulting in lower fusion yields than expected as the implosion velocity was increased. Ongoing studies of the hohlraum and capsule physics are attempting to disseminate possible causes for this performance ceiling.

  2. Experimental Study of High-Z Gas Buffers in Gas-Filled ICF Engines

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    Rhodes, M A; Kane, J; Loosmore, G; DeMuth, J; Latkowski, J

    2010-12-03

    ICF power plants, such as the LIFE scheme at LLNL, may employ a high-Z, target-chamber gas-fill to moderate the first-wall heat-pulse due to x-rays and energetic ions released during target detonation. To reduce the uncertainties of cooling and beam/target propagation through such gas-filled chambers, we present a pulsed plasma source producing 2-5 eV plasma comprised of high-Z gases. We use a 5-kJ, 100-ns theta discharge for high peak plasma-heating-power, an electrode-less discharge for minimizing impurities, and unobstructed axial access for diagnostics and beam (and/or target) propagation studies. We will report on the plasma source requirements, design process, and the system design.

  3. KrF laser cost/performance model for ICF commercial applications

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    Simple expressions suitable for use in commercial-applications plant parameter studies for the direct capital cost plus indirect field costs and for the efficiency as a function of repetition rate were developed for pure-optical-compression KrF laser fusion drivers. These simple expressions summarize estimates obtained from detailed cost-performance studies incorporating recent results of ongoing physics, design, and cost studies. Contributions of KrF laser capital charges and D and M costs to total levelized constant-dollar (1984) unit ICF power generation cost are estimated as a function of plant size and driver pulse energy using a published gain for short-wavelength lasers and representative values of plant parameters

  4. Recent advances in direct-drive ICF target physics at the laboratory for laser energetics

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    The principal role of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is the development and validation of the direct-drive approach to inertial fusion. The LLE experimental and theoretical programs in support of this mission were organized to provide a moderate-gain option for the U.S. National Ignition Facility (NIF). Experimental implementation of the LLE program is carried out on the LLE's 30-kJ, 60-beam, UV OMEGA laser. This paper summarizes the status of the direct-drive ICF physics program at LLE with emphasis on the development of beam-smoothing techniques, long-scale-length plasma interaction experiments, direct-drive planar-foil hydrodynamic instability experiments, the effect of laser nonuniformity on target stability, integrated spherical target implosion experiments, design of direct-drive targets, development of target diagnostic techniques, and implementation of cryogenic-fuel-layering technology. (author)

  5. A state-of-the-art plasma polymerization coater for ICF targets

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    Increasingly stringent demands on the characteristics of plasma polymer coatings for use in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments have created a need for a plasma Polymerization coating system with the capability of producing a wide variety of different types of coatings as well as one that can be used to do fundamental investigations of the process conditions leading to desirable films. We report on the construction and use of just such a coating instrument. We have recognized the usefulness of computer assisted process monitoring and control, currently being developed by the semiconductor industry, in designing our own, State-of-the-art plasma polymerization device. Our system is fully computer interfaced to provide the user with the capability of collecting system parameter data over the length of the deposition experiment. The system is also designed to allow for any degree of computer control of the deposition process in the future

  6. Recent Contributions to the Use of Polyimide in the Fabrication of ICF and IFE Targets

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    This paper discusses some recent contributions to the use of polyimide in the fabrication of targets for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE). Polyimide has many desirable properties, including much higher strength and the ability to withstand much higher temperatures than similar polymer films. Recent research efforts have focused on the use of polyimide in a number of applications including gasbag targets, hohlraum windows, spherical target capsules, anti-convection baffles and various shaped membranes such as target capsule supports and cylindrical z-pinch targets where polyimide's advantages contribute to superior target performance. Also covered are the fabrication of thick-wall target capsules and the potential production of thin-wall spherical capsules by a fully automated process

  7. A state-of-the-art plasma polymerization coater for ICF targets

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    Increasingly stringent demands on the characteristics of plasma polymer coatings for use in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments has created a need for a plasma polymerization coating system with the capability of producing a wide variety of different types of coatings as well as one that can be used to do fundamental investigations of the process conditions leading to desirable films. This paper reports on the construction and use of just such a coating instrument. The authors have interfaced all of the process parameters to a Macintosh IIfx computer using software derived from the National Instruments LabVIEW data acquisition system. Deposition experiments can be monitored and the process data logged to disk for post-deposition analysis. The system has been designed for the future implementation of automated control

  8. Design of long focal-depth optical element for plasma diagnostic system in ICF drivers

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    For the laser plasma diagnostic system in the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) drivers, the logarithmic axicon was adopted and improved by fifth-order super-Guassian edge smoothing, centre apodization and choosing suitable device parameters. The simulation experiments indicated that, to obtain a long-focal depth, small focused spot, small side lobe and homogeneous intensity focused beams in the on-axis and transverse directions, the focal depth of the logarithmic axicon should be 3-5 mm, the apodization radius should be 15-60 mm, and the edge super-Guassian smoothing order should be 5. The long focal depth device whose focal depth was more than 3 mm, axial intensity distribution was uniform and the maximal relative intensity of the side lobe was less than 2% of the center intensity was designed, which could properly meet the diagnostic requirements of the laser plasma, and the Fresnel diffraction integral simulation experiments verified the feasibility of this method. (authors)

  9. Preparation of modified silica aerogel and its appilication in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiment

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    The silica alco-gel was obtained by the 2-step acid-base catalyzed TEOS. Aging in a solution of methyltrimethoxylsilane and trimethylating Si-OH groups increased the strength and stiffness of the wet gel by hexamethyldisilazane (HMDSA) on the surface of silica matrix. The modified silica aerogel was obtained by CO2 supercritical drying method. The bulk densities of aerogels were between 30-100 mg/cm3. FTIR and some other experiment methods were used to investigate the structure and hydrophobic properties. The experiment results showed that the aerogel possessed perfect size-stability and hydrophobic properties. The aerogel micro-cylinder for ICF targets was manufactured by lathe machine. (authors)

  10. Recent advances in direct-drive ICF target physics at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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    The principal role of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is the development and validation of the direct-drive approach to inertial fusion. The LLE experimental and theoretical programs in support of this mission were organized to provide a moderate-gain option for the U.S. National Ignition Facility (NIF). Experimental implementation of the LLE program is carried out on the LLE's 30-kJ, 60-beam, UV OMEGA laser. This paper summarizes the status of the direct-drive ICF physics program at LLE with emphasis on the development of beam-smoothing techniques, long-scale-length plasma interaction experiments, direct-drive planar-foil hydrodynamic instability experiments, the effect of laser nonuniformity on target stability, integrated spherical target implosion experiments, design of direct-drive targets, development of target diagnostic techniques, and implementation of cryogenic-fuel-layering technology. (author)

  11. Experimental techniques for measuring Rayleigh-Taylor instability in inertial confinement fusion (ICF)

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    Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability is one of the major concerns in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) because it amplifies target modulations in both acceleration and deceleration phases of implosion, which leads to shell disruption and performance degradation of imploding targets. This article reviews experimental results of the RT growth experiments performed on OMEGA laser system, where targets were driven directly with laser light. RT instability was studied in the linear and nonlinear regimes. The experiments were performed in acceleration phase, using planar and spherical targets, and in deceleration phase of spherical implosions, using spherical shells. Initial target modulations consisted of 2-D pre-imposed modulations, and 2-D and 3-D modulations imprinted on targets by the non-uniformities in laser drive. In planar geometry, the nonlinear regime was studied using 3-D modulations with broadband spectra near nonlinear saturation levels. In acceleration-phase, the measured modulation Fourier spectra and nonlinear growth velocities are in good agreement with those predicted by Haan's model (Haan S W 1989 Phys. Rev. A 39 5812). In a real-space analysis, the bubble merger was quantified by a self-similar evolution of bubble size distributions (Oron D et al 2001 Phys. Plasmas 8, 2883). The 3-D, inner-surface modulations were measured to grow throughout the deceleration phase of spherical implosions. RT growth rates are very sensitive to the drive conditions, therefore they can be used to test and validate drive physics in hydrodynamic codes used to design ICF implosions. Measured growth rates of pre-imposed 2-D target modulations below nonlinear saturation levels were used to validate non-local thermal electron transport model in laser-driven experiments.

  12. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories Perspective on Code Development and High Performance Computing Resources in Support of the National HED/ICF Effort

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    Clouse, C. J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Edwards, M. J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); McCoy, M. G. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Marinak, M. M. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Verdon, C. P. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

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    Through its Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) and Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) code development efforts, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) provides a world leading numerical simulation capability for the National HED/ICF program in support of the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP). In addition the ASC effort provides high performance computing platform capabilities upon which these codes are run. LLNL remains committed to, and will work with, the national HED/ICF program community to help insure numerical simulation needs are met and to make those capabilities available, consistent with programmatic priorities and available resources.

  13. Evaluación de existencia de capa de alta velocidad mediante inversión conjunta ReMi-HV : aplicación a dos localidades de Barcelona.

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    Vitolla Avila, Mery

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    Resultados de proyectos previos llevados a cabo en la ciudad de Barcelona bien sea de construcción o para la caracterización geológica del subsuelo, han arrojado la presencia de una capa somera de gravas y bolos de gran densidad y permeabilidad en la Zona Franca de la ciudad. Para estimar y delimitar de forma fiable la presencia ...

  14. Caracterización de la capa de boruros formada durante la austenización de un hierro nodular austemperizado//Characterization of borides coating formed during austenitization of an austempered ductile iron

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    Urbano Ordóñez‐Hernández

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se ha investigado el efecto de la austenitización y el borurado simultáneos, a 950 ºC, en la microestructura, la microdureza Vickers y el espesor de la capa borurada en medio líquido de un hierro nodular austemperizado no aleado. Se demostró que es posible obtener una capa de boruros de hierro muy bien estructurada con la microdureza Vickers suficientemente alta (1400 HVy con adecuado espesor de capa de 67 μm, sobre un sustrato de ausferrita típico de las fundiciones nodulares austemperizadas. Por medio de un ensayo pin on disc modificado, se comprobó la superior resistencia al desgaste abrasivo de la capa de boruros depositada durante la austenización del ADI, comparada con la máxima obtenida durante el austempering de éste sin aplicar el recubrimiento.Palabras claves: hierro nodular, borurado, austenización, austemperizado.______________________________________________________________________________AbstractThe effect of simultaneous austenitization and boriding at 950 ºC, on microstructure, Vickers hardness and boronized layer thickness of a non alloyed austempered ductile iron has been investigated. It was demonstrated that it is possible to obtain a well formed boronized layer with a Vicker hardness sufficiently high (1400 HV, and with an appropriated 67μm layer thickness, on a typical ausferrite ADI substrate. By using a modified pin on disc test, it was demonstrated the higher abrasion wear resistance of borides layer deposited during ADI austenitization process, compared with Vickers hardness of low temperature noncoated austempered ductile iron.Key words: ductile iron, boriding, austenitization, austempering.

  15. Avaliação da motricidade ampla e fina na Síndrome de Williams: relato de caso Findings of the gross and fine motor in the Syndrome William Case: case Report

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    Marcela Melo Almeida

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo analisar os achados da motricidade ampla e fina de uma criança de 8 anos de idade portador da Síndrome de Williams. Foram coletados dados biológicos da criança e da mãe durante a gestação e história pré, peri e pós-natal da criança e suas condições clínicas. O desenvolvimento motor amplo e fino foi avaliado pelo Inventário Portage Operacionalizado. Os resultados demonstraram que a criança revelou maior dificuldade na motricidade fina em relação à ampla, apresentando dificuldades na escrita, em manipular objetos que necessite fazer movimento de pronação e supinação e dificuldade no movimento de pinça.This study aimed to analyze the findings of motor and fine of an 8 years old holder of Williams Syndrome. Data were collected biological child and mother during pregnancy and history of pre, peri and postnatal child and their clinical conditions. The development and fine motor function was assessed by Portage Guide. The results showed that children showed greater difficulty with fine motor skills in relation to gross skills, having difficulty in writing, to manipulate objects that need to make movement of pronation and supination and difficulty in of the pincer movement.

  16. Caracterización de la capa y el filo adherido en el mecanizado de la aleación AA7050

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    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The built-up edge (BUE and the built-up layer (BUL are the most common adhesion effects that can take place in the metal machining processes. Surface finish quality and tool life can be negatively affected by BUL and BUE. This work reports the results of a study on the microstructural differences between BUL and BUE formed in AA7050 cutting processes. From this study, it can be concluded that different mechanisms are the responsible of BUL and BUE. Thus, BUL and BUE cannot be considered as different forms of the same effect.

    El filo recrecido (BUE y capa adherida (BUL son los principales efectos de incorporación de material mecanizado a la herramienta de corte. Ambos, se enmarcan dentro de los denominados efectos de adhesión. La existencia de BUL y BUE puede influir de forma directa sobre la calidad de acabado superficial de la pieza e indirectamente sobre el desgaste de la propia herramienta. En el presente trabajo se analizan las diferencias microestructurales entre el BUL y el BUE, formados en el mecanizado de la aleación AA7050. Estas diferencias ponen de manifiesto que, al menos en las aleaciones estudiadas, ambos fenómenos están gobernados por distintos mecanismos y, por tanto, no pueden considerarse como formas diferentes de un mismo efecto.

  17. Analytic Expressions for Optimal ICF Hohlraum Wall Density and Wall Loss

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    Rosen, M D; Hammer, J H

    2004-05-25

    Solutions to the radiation diffusion equation predict the absorbed energy (''wall loss'') within an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) hohlraum. Comparing supersonic vs. subsonic solutions suggests that a high Z metallic foam as hohlraum wall material will reduce hydrodynamic losses, and hence, net absorbed energy by {approx}20%. We derive an analytic expression for the optimal density (for any given drive temperature and pulse-length) that will achieve this reduction factor and which agrees well with numerical simulations. This approach can reduce the cost of a reactor driver. Radiation heat waves, or Marshak waves, play an important role in energy transport and in the energy balance of laser, z-pinch and heavy ion beam hohlraums for ICF and high energy density physics experiments. In these experiments, a power source, e.g. a laser, delivers energy to the interior of a high Z cavity that is converted to x-rays. Typically, most of the energy is absorbed in a thin, diffusively heated layer on the hohlraum interior surface, and re-emission from the heated layer sets the radiation temperature T achieved in the hohlraum. In our recent paper, (henceforward referred to as HR) we developed an analytic theory of Marshak waves via a perturbation theory using a small parameter {var_epsilon} = {beta}/(4 + {alpha}) where the internal energy varies as T{sup {beta}} and the opacity varies as T{sup -{alpha}}. A consistent theory was built up order-by-order in {var_epsilon}, with the benefits of good accuracy and order-by-order energy conservation. We first derived analytic solutions for supersonic Marshak waves, which remarkably allowed for arbitrary time variation of the surface temperature. We then solved the full set of subsonic equations, though specialized to the case that the surface temperature varies as t{sup k}, where self-similar solutions can be found. Our solutions compared very well with exact analytic solutions (for the specialized cases for which

  18. Enhanced clarity and holism: the outcome of implementing the ICF with an acute stroke multidisciplinary team in England

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    This article is made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund. Purpose: Although it is recommended that the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) should be implemented to aid communication within multidisciplinary stroke services, there is no empirical evidence to demonstrate the outcomes of such implementation. Working with one stroke service, this project aimed to address this gap and sought to evaluate the outcomes of implementing an IC...

  19. Immunodeficiency, Centromeric instability, Facial anomalies (ICF) syndrome, due to ZBTB24 mutations, presenting with large cerebral cyst

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    Cerbone, Manuela; Wang, Jun; van der Maarel, Silvère M.; D’Amico, Alessandra; d’Agostino, Antonio; Romano, Alfonso; Brunetti-Pierri, Nicola

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    The Immunodeficiency, Centromeric instability, Facial anomalies (ICF) syndrome is an autosomal recessive disease presenting with immunodeficiency secondary to hypo- or agammaglobulinemia, developmental delay, and facial anomalies. Centromeric instability is the cytogenetic hallmark of the disorder which results from targeted chromosomal rearrangements related to a genomic methylation defect. We describe a patient carrying a homozygous mutation of the ZBTB24 gene, which has been recently shown...

  20. An ICF-Based Model for Implementing and Standardizing Multidisciplinary Obesity Rehabilitation Programs within the Healthcare System

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Introduction/Objective: In this study, we aimed to design an ICF-based individual rehabilitation project for obese patients with comorbidities (IRPOb integrated into the Rehab-CYCLE to standardize rehabilitative programs. This might facilitate the different health professionals involved in the continuum of care of obese patients to standardize rehabilitation interventions. Methods: After training on the ICF and based on the relevant studies, ICF categories were identified in a formal consensus process by our multidisciplinary team. Thereafter, we defined an individual rehabilitation project based on a structured multi-disciplinary approach to obesity. Results: the proposed IRPOb model identified the specific intervention areas (nutritional, physiotherapy, psychology, nursing, the short-term goals, the intervention modalities, the professionals involved and the assessment of the outcomes. Information was shared with the patient who signed informed consent. Conclusions: The model proposed provides the following advantages: (1 standardizes rehabilitative procedures; (2 facilitates the flow of congruent and updated information from the hospital to outpatient facilities, relatives, and care givers; (3 addresses organizational issues; (4 might serve as a benchmark for professionals who have limited specific expertise in rehabilitation of comorbid obese patients.

  1. Evolução temporal da explosão solar de 06 de junho de 2000 apresentando estruturas finas em rádio freqüências

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    Fernandes, F. C. R.; Sawant, H. S.; Cecatto, J. R.; Caracini, A. G.; Vats, H. O.; Karlický, M.; Meszarosova, H.

    2003-08-01

    Em 06 de junho de 2000 (~15: 00-17: 00 UT), o Brazilian Solar Spectroscope (BSS) registrou uma explosão solar intensa no intervalo de freqüência de (1000-2000) MHz, com alta resolução temporal (100 ms) e espectral (5 MHz). A atividade solar relacionada a esta explosão associada à região ativa (AR) 9026 e classificada como X2.3 foi grande. O Ondrejov Observatory registrou rádio emissões até 4,5 GHz. O satélite SOHO registrou uma série de erupções solares, incluindo uma Ejeção de Massa Coronal (CME) tipo "full-halo" (~15: 54 UT). Explosões tipo II/IV também foram registradas. Na faixa de ondas decimétricas, este evento apresentou dois picos distintos (~15: 21 UT e ~16: 42 UT). O primeiro pico coincide com a explosão registrada em raios-X moles (GOES) e em raios-X duros (Yohkoh). Os espectros dinâmicos com alta resolução do BSS revelaram várias estruturas finas, principalmente emissões tipo "zebra" e "fibra", rádio pulsações, emissões tipo III e do único caso de emissões "zebra" harmônicas observado na faixa decimétrica. Neste trabalho, analisamos a evolução temporal e o comportamento global do evento de 06 de junho de 2000, com ênfase na identificação e associação da ocorrência de cada tipo de estrutura fina registrada em rádio com cada etapa da explosão. Resultados preliminares mostraram que, na fase pré-flare, as estruturas finas apresentaram taxa de deriva negativa (~ 70-190 MHz/s). As emissões tipo "zebra" concentram-se na fase de descida do primeiro pico impulsivo e na de subida do segundo pico. Enquanto que as emissões tipo "fibra" ocorrem em ambas fases, mas preferivelmente durante a fase de descida. Os resultados serão apresentados e discutidos.

  2. GÉNEROS BACTERIANOS DOMINANTES EN LOS ESTRATOS FOLIARES DEL TABACO CURADO PARA CAPAS. INFLUENCIA DE LA NICOTINA Y EL pH SOBRE SU DENSIDAD POBLACIONAL

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    Full Text Available Aunque las bacterias juegan un papel importante en el proceso fermentativo del tabaco, en Cuba no se han identificado los géneros presentes en el tabaco curado para capas, ni las variables que afectan a sus poblaciones. Este conocimiento pudiera contribuir al manejo de los procesos en los que estos microorganismos intervienen. El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la relación que existe entre la densidad poblacional de los géneros bacterianos dominantes en los diferentes estratos foliares de la planta de tabaco luego de la curación y la concentración de nicotina y los valores de pH en estos ambientes. Se realizó el aislamiento e identificación genérica de la microbiota bacteriana y se determinó el contenido de nicotina y el pH de las hojas de tabaco para cada estrato foliar. Las poblaciones de Bacillus en todos los estratos foliares siempre fueron superiores a otros géneros aislados como Staphylococcus y Arthrobacter . Desde los niveles foliares inferiores hasta los superiores el contenido de nicotina se incrementó significativamente, el pH mostró una ligera disminución (no significativa p<0,01 y disminuyó la densidad poblacional de bacterias de todos los géneros aislados. El modelo de regresión reveló que la disminución de la densidad poblacional de los géneros bacterianos que se aprecia al ascender por los diferentes niveles foliares estuvo más relacionada con el incremento de la concentración de nicotina en las hojas que con la variación del pH.

  3. Overview of the solid state laser projects for ICF applications at CAEP

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    Peng, Hansheng; Zhang, Xiao Min; Wei, XiaoFeng; Zheng, Wanguo; Jing, Feng; Sui, Zhan; Yuan, Xiaodong

    1998-12-01

    The ICF Programs in China have made significant progress in solid state laser technology development and advanced laser facility designing with multilabs' efforts in the past years. The eight-beam SG-II laser facility is expected to complete for a 4.8-kJ output at 1.05 micrometers and to operate for target experiments in a few months. A national project, SG-II laser facility, has been proposed to produce 60-kJ blue light for target physics experiments and is being conceptually designed. New laser technologies, including multipass amplification, large aperture plasma electrode switches, fast growth of KDP, laser glass with fewer platinum grains, long flash lamps and precision manufacturing of large optical components are being developed to meet the requirements of the SG-III Project. In addition, numerical simulations are being conducted for the optical design of the new facility. The Technical Integration Line of 4 by 2 segmented array as a prototype module of SG-II with a chamber for laser beams measurements will be first built in the next few years.

  4. A megajoule class krypton fluoride amplifier for single shot, high gain ICF application

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    A design study is underway to define the optimal architecture for a KrF laser system which will deliver 10 MJ of 248-nm light to an ICF target. The authors present one approach which incorporates final power amplifiers in the megajoule class, achieving 10 MJ with only four final amplifiers. Each double-pass laser amplifier employs two-sided electron-beam pumping of the laser gas medium. Analysis of the design is based on a Monte-Carlo electron-beam deposition code, a one-dimensional, time-dependent kinetics code, and pulsed power circuit modeling. Linear dimensions of the amplifier's extracted gain volume are 6.25 m in height and length and 5.12 m in width. Each amplifier handles 160 angularly multiplexed laser channels. The one-amagat, krypton-rich laser medium is e-beam pumped at 60 kW cm/sup -3/ (4 MA at 3.3 MV) over the 2-microsecond duration of the laser beam pulse train

  5. Improved performance of the Aurora KrF/ICF laser system

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    This paper reports on Aurora the Los Alamos National Laboratory short pulse high power krypton-fluoride laser system. It serves as an end-to-end technology demonstration prototype for large scale UV laser systems for short wavelength inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research. The system employs optical angular multiplexing and serial amplification by electron-beam driven KrF laser amplifiers. The 1-5-ns pulse of the Aurora front end is split into ninety-six beams which are angularly and temporally multiplexed to produce a 480-ns pulse train for amplification by four KrF laser amplifiers. The largest amplifier, the large aperture module (LAM), has a 1-m square aperture and a gain length of 2 m. In the present system configuration half (forty-eight) of the amplified pulses are demultiplexed using different optical path lengths and delivered simultaneously to target. The system has not been optimized, and several near term improvements are expected to result in significant increases in both delivered energy and target irradiance. Removing the twelve calorimeters from the lens plate and allowing forty-eight beams to go to target will increase delivered energy by 33%. Relatively minor modifications to the front end should result in a 30% increase in system output energy. Replacement of damaged optics will increase transmission into the preamplifier by at least 25%. New optics and reduction of retro-pulses will allow the preamplifier stage gain to be increased by 50%

  6. A megajoule class krypton fluoride amplifier for single shot, high gain ICF application

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    A design study is underway to define the optimal architecture for a KrF laser system which will deliver 10 MJ of 248-nm light to an ICF target. We present one approach which incorporates final power amplifiers in the megajoule class, achieving 10 MJ with four final amplifiers. Each double-pass laser amplifier employs two-sided electron-beam pumping of the laser gas medium. Details of the design are based on a Monte-Carlo electron-beam deposition code, a one-dimensional, time-dependent kinetics code, and pulsed power circuit modeling. Linear dimensions of the amplifier's extracted gain volume are 6.25 m in height and length and 5.12 m in width. Each amplifier handles 160 angularly multiplexed laser channels. The one-amagat, krypton-rich laser medium is e-beam pumped at 60-kW cm/sup /minus/3/ (4-MA at3.3-MV) over the 2-microsecond duration of the laser beam pulse train. 5 refs., 4 figs

  7. ICStatus and progress of the National Ignition Facility as ICF and HED user facility

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    Van Wonterghem, B. M.; Kauffman, R. L.; Larson, D. W.; Herrmann, M. C.

    2016-05-01

    Since its completion in 2009, the National Ignition Facility has been operated in support of NNSA's Stockpile Stewardship mission, providing unique experimental data in the high energy density regime. We will describe the progress made by the National Ignition facility in the user office and management, facility capabilities, target diagnostics and diagnostics development. We will also discuss the results of a major effort to increase the shot rate on NIF. An extensive set of projects, developed in conjunction with the HED community and drawing on best practices at other facilities, improved shot rate by over 80% and recently enabled us to deliver 356 target experiments in FY15 in support of the users. Through an updated experimental set-up and review process, computer controlled set-up of the laser and diagnostics and disciplined operations, NIF also continued to deliver experimental reliability, precision and repeatability. New and complex platforms are introduced with a high success rate. Finally we discuss how new capabilities and further efficiency improvements will enable the successful execution of ICF and HED experimental programs required to support the quest for Ignition and the broader Science Based Stockpile Stewardship mission

  8. Studies of ion species separation in ICF-relevant plasmas at OMEGA

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    Rinderknecht, Hans; Wilks, Scott; Amendt, Peter; Ross, Steve; Park, Hye-Sook; Gatu Johnson, Maria; Frenje, Johan; Li, Chikang; Seguin, Fredrick; Sio, Hong; Petrasso, Richard; Rosenberg, Michael; Forrest, Chad; Glebov, Vladimir; Stoeckl, Christian; Sangster, Craig; Zylstra, Alex; Hoffman, Nelson; Kwan, Tom; Larroche, Olivier

    2015-11-01

    Plasmas produced in high-energy density (HED) and inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments generally contain multiple ion species, which allows for multiple-ion species dynamics that are not simulated in typical single-ion fluid hydro codes. In implosions of D3He-gas filled thin-glass spheres on the OMEGA laser facility, comprehensive nuclear diagnostics were used to infer the composition of the fuel during nuclear production, demonstrating that the deuterium fraction was reduced during the implosion of the fuel. Hydrodynamic simulations including an ion diffusion model indicate that pressure, temperature, and potential gradients drive diffusive separation of the ion species, producing better agreement with the experiments than standard hydrodynamic codes. The results of fully kinetic (Vlasov-Fokker-Planck and PIC) simulations confirm the importance of multi-species dynamics to the evolution of these experiments. Implications for multi-species (DT) cryogenic implosions on the National Ignition Facility will be addressed. This work was partially supported by the US DOE, NLUF, LLE, and GA.

  9. ND:GLASS LASER DESIGN FOR LASER ICF FISSION ENERGY (LIFE)

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    Caird, J A; Agrawal, V; Bayramian, A; Beach, R; Britten, J; Chen, D; Cross, R; Ebbers, C; Erlandson, A; Feit, M; Freitas, B; Ghosh, C; Haefner, C; Homoelle, D; Ladran, T; Latkowski, J; Molander, W; Murray, J; Rubenchik, S; Schaffers, K; Siders, C W; Stappaerts, E; Sutton, S; Telford, S; Trenholme, J; Barty, C J

    2008-10-28

    We have developed preliminary conceptual laser system designs for the Laser ICF (Inertial Confinement Fusion) Fission Energy (LIFE) application. Our approach leverages experience in high-energy Nd:glass laser technology developed for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), along with high-energy-class diode-pumped solid-state laser (HEC-DPSSL) technology developed for the DOE's High Average Power Laser (HAPL) Program and embodied in LLNL's Mercury laser system. We present laser system designs suitable for both indirect-drive, hot spot ignition and indirect-drive, fast ignition targets. Main amplifiers for both systems use laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass slabs oriented at Brewster's angle, as in NIF, but the slabs are much thinner to allow for cooling by high-velocity helium gas as in the Mercury laser system. We also describe a plan to mass-produce pump-diode lasers to bring diode costs down to the order of $0.01 per Watt of peak output power, as needed to make the LIFE application economically attractive.

  10. Inertial confinement fusion. ICF quarterly report, October 1993--December 1993, Volume 4, Number 1

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    Powell, H.T.; Schleich, D.P.; Murphy, P.W. [eds.

    1994-05-01

    In the 1990 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report of its review of the U.S. Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program, it was recommended that a high priority be placed on completing the Precision Nova Project and its associated experimental campaign. Since fiscal year 1990, the lab has therefore campaigned vigorously on Nova and in its supporting laboratories to develop the Precision Nova capabilities needed to perform the stressful target experiments recommended in the 1990 NAS report. The activities to enable these experiments have been directed at improvements in three areas - the Nova laser, target fabrication capabilities, and target diagnostics. As summarized in the five articles in this report, the Precision Nova improvements have been successfully completed. These improvements have had a positive impact on target performance and on the ability to diagnose the results, as evidenced by the HEP-1 experimental results. The five articles generally concentrate on improvements to the capabilities rather than on the associated target physics experiments. Separate abstracts are included for each paper.

  11. The measurement and analysis of wavefront structure from large aperture ICF optics

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    This paper discusses the techniques, developed over the past year, for high spatial resolution measurement and analysis of the transmitted and/or reflected wavefront of large aperture ICF optical components. Parts up to 400 mm x 750 mm have been measured and include: laser slabs, windows, KDP crystals and lenses. The measurements were performed using state-of-the-art commercial phase shifting interferometers at a wavelength of 633 μm. Both 1 and 2-D Fourier analysis have been used to characterize the wavefront; specifically the Power Spectral Density, (PSD), function was calculated. The PSDs of several precision optical components will be shown. The PSD(V) is proportional to the (amplitude)2 of components of the Fourier frequency spectrum. The PSD describes the scattered intensity and direction as a function of scattering angle in the wavefront. The capability of commercial software is limited to 1-D Fourier analysis only. We are developing our own 2-D analysis capability in support of work to revise specifications for NIF optics. 2-D analysis uses the entire wavefront phase map to construct 2D PSD functions. We have been able to increase the signal-to-noise relative to 1-D and can observe very subtle wavefront structure

  12. Contribution to modelization and simulation of the ablative-like Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities for ICF

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    This thesis deals with the dynamics of accelerated ablative front spreading in Inertial Confinement Fusion experiments. ICF is designed for the implosion of a deuterium-tritium spherical target. The outer shell, the ablator, is irradiated providing a high level pressure inside the target. During this first stage, the ablation front propagating inwards is perturbed by hydrodynamics instabilities, which can prevent the fusion reaction in the decelerated stage. We propose here a study on Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities during ablation process, in the two dimensional case. In order to obtain a numerical solution, we perform an asymptotic analysis in the limit of a high temperature ratio, between the remaining cold ablator and the hot ablated plasma. This study is divided in two steps. First, the thermo-diffusive part of the set of equations is approximated by a Hele-Shaw model, which is then perturbed by the hydrodynamics part. Using a vortex method, we have to solve the advection of a vortical sheet moving with the ablation front. We compute the numerical solution on an Eulerian mesh coupled with a marker method. The thermal part is computed by implementing the Fat Boundary Method, recently developed. The hydrodynamic part is obtained from a Finite Volume scheme. (author)

  13. Scattered and (n,2n) neutrons as a measure of areal density in ICF capsules

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    Wilson, D C; Disdier, L; Houry, M; Bourgade, J L; Murphy, T J

    2002-01-01

    The fraction of low-energy neutrons created from 14 MeV neutrons by elastic scattering and (n,2n) reactions on D and T has been proposed as a measure of the areal density (radial integral of density) of ICF targets. In simple situations the fraction of neutrons between 9.4 (the upper energy of T+T neutrons) and 13 MeV (below the Doppler broadened 14.1 MeV peak) is proportional to the at the time of neutron production. This ratio does not depend upon the temperature of the fuel, as does the number of reaction-in-flight neutrons. The ratio of neutrons elastically scattered at a specific energy (e.g. 13 MeV) to the total number of neutrons can be measured along different lines of sight. The ratio of two perpendicular measurements provides a quantitative measure of asymmetry. A detector can be placed inside the target chamber to measure these low-energy neutrons. If it is close enough to the target that measurements are made before the 14 MeV neutrons reach the chamber wall, gamma rays can be a negligible back...

  14. Inference of ICF implosion core mix using experimental data and theoretical mix modeling

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    Sherrill, Leslie Welser [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Haynes, Donald A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cooley, James H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sherrill, Manolo E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mancini, Roberto C [UNR; Tommasini, Riccardo [LLNL; Golovkin, Igor E [PRISM COMP. SCIENCES; Haan, Steven W [LLNL

    2009-01-01

    The mixing between fuel and shell materials in Inertial Confinement Fusion (lCF) implosion cores is a current topic of interest. The goal of this work was to design direct-drive ICF experiments which have varying levels of mix, and subsequently to extract information on mixing directly from the experimental data using spectroscopic techniques. The experimental design was accomplished using hydrodynamic simulations in conjunction with Haan's saturation model, which was used to predict the mix levels of candidate experimental configurations. These theoretical predictions were then compared to the mixing information which was extracted from the experimental data, and it was found that Haan's mix model predicted trends in the width of the mix layer as a function of initial shell thickness. These results contribute to an assessment of the range of validity and predictive capability of the Haan saturation model, as well as increasing confidence in the methods used to extract mixing information from experimental data.

  15. PRP Comments for ICF Q1/Q2 FY17 Experiments 3/10/16

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    Kauffman, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-04-14

    The PRP generally endorsed the Program plan during the short time for discussions. We agree that the strategy to develop a hohlraum that is symmetric and has low laser-plasma instabilities and to develop an alternative method for supporting the capsule is the best path forward for making progress in understanding ignition performance. The Program is oriented toward a milestone in 2020 for “determining the efficacy of NIF for ignition and credible physics-scaling to multi-megajoule yields for all ICF approaches.” We are concerned that the time and resources are not sufficient to vet all of the various approaches that are being pursued to make an informed decision by this date. For NIF to meet this goal, a process will be needed to to select the most promising paths forward. We recommend that the Program develop this process for selecting the path forward to optimize resources. We were glad to see that the direct drive program took our comments under consideration. We think that the proposed experiments have the program headed in a better direction. The PRP had only a short time to discuss the detailed experimental proposals. The following are comments on the detailed proposals. We did not have time to discuss them as a group. They represent individual opinions and provided to you as feedback to your proposals.

  16. Fast models for fast particles transport in the context of ICF

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    The energy transport in the Fast Ignition scheme within the framework of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) is done by means of energetic charged particles, relativistic electrons or fast ions. The particle transport and energy deposition process is rather complicated and its detailed description requires large scale kinetic multidimensional calculations. These codes are CPU time consuming and cannot be easily implemented in radiation hydrodynamic codes that describe the fuel assembly, resulting energy deposition and the combustion. Reduced methods are needed that account for the main features of the kinetic transport process and are sufficiently fast and efficient to be introduced directly in an hydrodynamic module. We have developed two reduced models of charged particles transport, suitable for integration in hydro-codes. The first model, called Trumpet, is a two-dimensional extension of a simplified 1D model for the average scattering angle. The second model called M1 is a simplification of the Fokker Planck equation, based one the angular closure respecting the minimum entropy principle. These two models have been integrated in the CELIA hydrodynamic code (CHIC). After considering the advantages and limitations of these models, we used them to calculate the ion energy deposition in a compressed target. We have modelled the protonic radiography of a cylindrical laser-driven impulsion, and analyse a new fast ignition scheme with fast deuterium tritium and carbon ions accelerated by laser. (author)

  17. X-ray and EUV micro-imaging systems for laser ICF diagnostics

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    Plasma imaging diagnostics plays an important role for laser ICF. Based on the urgent need to carry out high-resolution, high-throughput plasma diagnostics, grazing-incidence X-ray Kirkpatrick-Baez (KB) microscopes and normal-incidence EUV Schwarzschild imaging system were developed. The X-ray multilayer KB microscopes were successfully been applied in the physics experiments of SGII laser facility. Combined with streaked camera, the Mo-backlit implosion flow line of hollow Carbon-Hydrogen (CH) spherical target was obtained in SGII. The 4.75keV single-channel and four-channel KB microscopes were also developed for self-emission and short-pulse backlit imaging diagnostic of CH cylindrical target. In addition, according to the need of ultra-short laser pulse plasma diagnostics, the Schwarzschild imaging system working at 68eV was researched, and the physical experiments of hot electron transport with Schwarzschild imaging system were performed in SILEX-I laser facility

  18. Patología de las glándulas salivales. Utilidad diagnóstica de la biopsia por punción-aspiración con aguja fina

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    Lorenzo Martínez, R.; Chimenos Küstner, Eduardo

    1996-01-01

    La biopsia por punción aspiración con aguja fina es una técnica diagnóstica que, originada en los Estados Unidos, se ha venido desarrollando en Europa durante las últimas décadas. Se han descrito patrones citológicos característicos en la mayoría de los procesos patológicos, tanto tumorales como no tumorales, que acontecen en las glándulas salivales. En este trabajo se revisa la epidemiología de las lesiones que asientan en las glándulas salivales y se incide en los criterios citológicos de l...

  19. Puesta a punto e interpretación de la aspiración con aguja fina en el diagnóstico de hiperplasia prostática y prostatitis crónica canina

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    González, Griselda; Maffrand, C.; Guendulain, Corina F.; Otegui, F.; Gobello, Cristina

    2008-01-01

    La hiperplasia prostática benigna (HPB) y sus complicaciones infecciosas son las enfermedades prostáticas más prevalentes en perros de edad avanzada. Aunque la biopsia ofrece el diagnóstico definitivo, la aspiración con aguja fina (AAF) con guía ecográfica es una herramienta rápida y segura para el diagnóstico citológico presuntivo de las alteraciones prostáticas. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue poner a punto la técnica de AAF prostática ecodirigida y la interpretación del material obten...

  20. Coordenação motora fina de escolares com dislexia e transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade Fine motor coordination of students with dyslexia and attention deficit disorder with hiperactivity

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    Paola Matiko Martins Okuda

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: descrever e comparar o desempenho da coordenação motora fina em escolares com dislexia e com transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade utilizando parâmetros de desempenho motor e idade cronológica da Escala de Desenvolvimento Motor. MÉTODO: participaram 22 escolaresdo ensino fundamental, de ambos os gêneros, na faixa etária de 6 a 11 anos de idade distribuídos em: GI: 11 escolares com transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade e GII: 11 com dislexia. Como procedimento, provas de motricidade fina da Escala de Desenvolvimento Motor foram aplicadas. RESULTADOS: os resultados revelaram diferença estatisticamente significante entre a idade motora fina e a idade cronológica de GI e GII. Conforme a classificação da Escala do Desenvolvimento Motor, 90% dos escolares de GI e GII apresentaram desenvolvimento motor fino muito inferior ao esperado para a idade e 10% dos escolares com dislexia apresentam desenvolvimento normal baixo ao esperado para a idade e 10% dos escolares com transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade apresentaram desenvolvimento inferior ao esperado para a idade. CONCLUSÃO: concluímos que tanto os escolares com dislexia como os com TDAH deste estudo apresentam atrasos na coordenação motora fina, demonstrando que os participantes desta pesquisa apresentam dificuldades em atividades que exijam destreza, quadro característico do transtorno do desenvolvimento da coordenação. Estudos complementares estão sendo conduzidos pelos autores deste estudo para poder verificar e comprovar se o perfil motor fino dos escolares encontrados neste estudo se assemelham ou se diferem de acordo com o quadro apresentado pelos mesmos.PURPOSE: to describe and compare the fine motor coordination performance of students with dyslexia and with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. METHOD: the study included 22 elementary school students of both genders, aged from 6 to 11-year old, divided into

  1. COMPARAÇÃO DE MODELOS MATEMÁTICOS PARA DESCRIÇÃO DA CINÉTICA DE SECAGEM EM CAMADA FINA DE SEMENTES DE FEIJÃO

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    Paulo Cesar Afonso Júnior; Paulo Cesar Corrêa

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    RESUMO Para fornecer informações sobre o processo de secagem de sementes de feijão, este trabalho foi desenvolvido objetivando-se determinar as curvas de secagem em camada fina, para quatro níveis de temperatura do ar de secagem (35, 40, 45 e 50 ºC) e três níveis de teor de umidade inicial (0,206; 0,373 e 0,596 b.s.). Os testes de secagem foram realizados com três repetições, utilizando-se um secador experimental com fluxo de ar aproximadamente constante, de 10 m3 min-1 m-2 e os resultados da...

  2. Assimetria de transmissão de preço na comercialização da uva fina de mesa no Paraná: 1997 a 2011

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    Alexandre Florindo Alves

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O Paraná se destaca como um dos principais produtores de uva fina de mesa no Brasil, tendo como característica a presença de pequenos e médios produtores. O presente estudo objetiva analisar a assimetria na transmissão de preço entre os níveis produtor, atacado e varejo da uva fina de mesa no Paraná, no período de janeiro de 1997 a outubro de 2011. A metodologia empregada para verificar como ocorre a transmissão de preços entre os agentes foi o Vetor Autorregressivo (VAR. O modelo utilizado para mensurar Assimetria de Transmissão de Preços (ATP foi baseado na metodologia desenvolvida por Grififth e Piggott (1994. Os principais resultados foram: na análise de transmissão de preço ao varejo, o atacado apresentou um coeficiente de elasticidade maior do que o nível do produtor; o sentido unicausal atacado-varejo do teste de Granger é uma evidência de presença de informações assimétricas; e os acréscimos dos preços são transmitidos com mais rapidez do que os decréscimos, que, junto aos resultados do teste t de Griffith e Piggott (1994, comprova a existência de assimetria na transmissão de preços.

  3. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina em lesão nodular de tireóide Fine-needle aspiration in thyroid nodular disease

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    Carlos Felipe Saraiva Bezerra

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O presente trabalho se propõe a analisar a precisão da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF em pacientes avaliados no Departamento de Cirurgia do Hospital Universitário Walter Cantídio (HUWC, portadores de lesões nodulares da tireóide. MÉTODO: A avaliação contemplou 130 pacientes que apresentavam nódulos de tireóide clinicamente palpáveis, com indicação de tratamento cirúrgico, segundo critérios clínicos e citopatológicos. Utilizaram-se seringas descartáveis de 10ml, agulhas descartáveis 25x06, lâminas esmerilhadas para microscopia, frascos para lâmina e álcool a 95%. RESULTADOS: A análise citopatológica mostrou nódulos benignos - 58 (44,6%; indeterminados (lesões foliculares e suspeitos - 38 (29,2%; malignos - 21 (16,2% e insatisfatório - 13 (10,0%. Através do exame histopatológico, foram identificadas 45 neoplasias malignas e 85 lesões benignas. Foram observados os seguintes índices na análise da associação entre os dados obtidos com citopatologia e histopatologia: sensibilidade de 74%; especificidade de 98%; valor preditivo positivo de 95,2%; falso-positivo de 1,9%; valor preditivo negativo de 87,9%; falso-negativo de 25,9% e acurácia de 89,8%. Quando foram incluídos os resultados indeterminados (suspeito e lesão folicular como positivo para neoplasia maligna, na mesma seqüência anterior, os resultados foram: 82,5%; 66,2%; 55,9%; 33,7%; 87,9%; 17,5% e 71,8%. A avaliação dos grupos supracitados mostrou significância estatística (p = 0,00, aplicando-se o teste exato de Fisher. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados apresentados confirmam a precisão da PAAF na abordagem dos pacientes com lesões nodulares da tireóide, no HUWC-UFC.BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to analyze the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration technique (FNA in patients who presented thyroid nodular disease referred to the Surgical Department of the Ceará Federal University School of Medicine. METHODS: One hundred and

  4. Evaluación del efecto de la administración intravítrea de ranibizumab sobre el grosor de la capa de fibras nerviosas de la retina

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    Ruiz Calvo, Aurora

    2013-01-01

    El glaucoma y la degeneración macular asociada a la edad son las dos causas más frecuentes de ceguera irreversible en los países desarrollados. En el glaucoma, se produce una pérdida progresiva en la capa de fibras nerviosas de la retina que se traduce en una pérdida progresiva de campo visual y que en fases avanzadas puede conducir a la ceguera. En la degeneración macular asociada a la edad de tipo exudativo, la proliferación de neovasos en el área macular y la consiguiente exudación y sangr...

  5. Valor diagnóstico y pronóstico de la evaluación de la capa de fibras nerviosas de la retina en la esclerosis múltiple

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    Herrero Latorre, Raquel; Polo Llorens, Vicente; Frezzotti, Pablo; García Martín, Elena

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: El tema principal de las cuatro publicaciones internacionales que componen esta tesis doctoral se centra en el estudio de la capa de fibras nerviosas de la retina en pacientes con esclerosis múltiple como método para mejorar y acelerar el proceso diagnóstico así como el seguimiento y la monitorización de esta enfermedad. Material y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional y prospectivo donde se incluyeron 150 sujetos con esclerosis múltiple y 150 sujetos sanos. El protoc...

  6. Valor del grosor de la capa de fibras nerviosas de la retina medido mediante tomografía de coherencia óptica como marcador de daño neuroaxonal en la esclerosis múltiple

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    López Lizcano, Ruth María

    2012-01-01

    Estudio del valor del grosor de la Capa de Fibras Nerviosas de la Retina (CFNR) a lo largo de un año como marcador de daño neuroaxonal en pacientes con distintos estadios de Esclerosis Múltiple (EM): pacientes con síndrome clínico aislado (CIS) que es el estadio más inicial de enfermedad desmielinizante, pacientes con esclerosis múltiple remitente-recurrente (EMRR) y pacientes con esclerosis múltiple primaria-progresiva (EMPP) frente a sujetos sanos. Estudio de las posibles correlaciones exis...

  7. Descomposición y liberación de nutrimentos desde las raíces finas de los sistemas agroforestales de cacao con sombras de poró y laurel, en Turrialba, Costa Rica Descomposición y liberación de nutrimentos desde las raíces finas de los sistemas agroforestales de cacao con sombras de poró y laurel, en Turrialba, Costa Rica

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    Muñoz Arboleda Fernando

    2006-06-01

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    Se usó el método de bolsas de descomposición para estudiar la pérdida de biomasa y liberación de N, P, K, Ca y Mg desde las raíces finas (<2 mm en los sistemas agroforestales de cacao con sombras de poró y laurel. Se muestrearon bolsas a las 1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 18 y 25 semanas en las épocas seca y lluviosa. Las tasas de descomposición y liberación de nutrimentos fueron bien descritas por un modelo exponencial doble. Se observó alta relación entre las tasas de pérdida de biomasa y liberación de N de las tres especies. Las tasas de liberación de nutrimentos fueron K > Mg > P > N > Ca. Después de una semana de incubación cerca del 90% del K fue liberado mientras que el Ca tendió a la acumulación. Las raíces de poró fueron las de más rápida descomposición y liberación de nutrimentos, excepto de K. El poró sería la especie de sombra adecuada para sistemas de producción que requieran rápida recirculación de nutrimentos. El laurel exhibió tasas lentas de descomposición y liberación de nutrimentos.

    Palabras claves: Agroforestería, Theobroma cacao, Erythrina poeppigiana, Cordia alliodora, recirculación de nutrimentos, descomposición de raíces finas.

  8. Efecto de las heterogeneidades superficiales de las aleaciones de aluminio sobre el crecimiento y propiedades de las capas anódicas

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    Bartolomé, M. J.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS is used to study sealed and unsealed anodic coatings obtained on pure-Al and on Al-Cu, Al-Mg-Si and Al-Mg alloys. In general, the sealing process is seen to produce a significant increase in the O/Al ratio in the anodic coatings. This increase is more considerable with the Al-Cu and Al-Mg alloys than with the pure Al and the Al-Mg-Si alloy, perhaps due to the greater porosity of the coatings obtained on the former. An attempt is made to establish possible relationships between anodic film characteristics and surface heterogeneities, which also act in the phase prior to anodising. According to the results of this work, these heterogeneities affect the degree of dissolution of the metallic substrate during the anodising operation.

    En el presente trabajo se estudian, mediante el análisis XPS (espectroscopia fotoelectrónica de rayos-X, los recubrimientos de anodizado, sellados y sin sellar, obtenidos sobre Al-puro y aleaciones de Al-Cu, Al-Mg-Si y Al-Mg. En general, se observa un aumento significativo en las relaciones O/Al en el recubrimiento como resultado del proceso de sellado. En el caso de las aleaciones de Al-Cu y Al-Mg, se ha observado también un significativo aumento de la relación O/Al respecto al Al-puro y la aleación Al-Mg-Si, que puede estar asociado a una mayor porosidad de los recubrimientos obtenidos sobre las primeras. Se ha intentado así mismo establecer posibles relaciones entre las características de las capas anódicas y las heterogeneidades superficiales que también han actuado en la fase previa al anodizado. Según los resultados de este trabajo, estas mismas heterogeneidades afectan el grado de disolución del substrato metálico durante la operación de anodizado.

  9. Efecto protector de las capas de productos de corrosión de exposición atmosférica

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    Hernández, L. S.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available The electrochemical techniques of evolution of the corrosion potential (Ecorr, polarisation resistance (Rp and potentiodynamic polarisation, were used to evaluate the protectiveness of the corrosion products layers developed on commercial grade low carbon steel, zinc (galvanized steel, copper and aluminium, after an outdoor exposure of 1, 2 and 5 year in an urban atmosphere. Results obtained using a 0.1 M Na2SO4 solution revealed a greater anticorrosive protection of the four metallic materials as a result of the corrosion products formation. In addition, it was observed that when the outdoor exposure time increased the Ecorr values were more noble, those of Rp increased and the potentiodynamic anodic polarisation curves showed a greater slope of the linear regions and a shifting to the area of smaller current density in the E vs. log i diagrams. These results were not in a total agreement with those obtained by weight loss.

    Las técnicas electroquímicas de seguimiento del potencial de corrosión (Ecorr, resistencia de polarización (Rp y polarización potenciodinámica, se utilizaron para evaluar la capacidad de protección de las capas de productos de corrosión formadas sobre acero de bajo carbono, cinc (acero galvanizado, cobre y aluminio, después de 1, 2 y 5 años de exposición en una atmósfera urbana. Los resultados obtenidos, utilizando una solución 0,1 M de Na2SO4, indican una mayor protección anticorrosiva de los cuatro materiales metálicos como resultado de la formación de los productos de corrosión. Además, se observó que al aumentar la exposición a la intemperie, los valores de Ecorr fueron más nobles, los de Rp aumentaron y las curvas anódicas de polarización potenciodinámica mostraron mayor polarización y se desplazaron a la zona de menor densidad de corriente en los diagramas E vs log i. Estos resultados no tuvieron un

  10. Aurora: Los Alamos multikilojoule angular-multiplexed KrF driver prototype for ICF

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    The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has participated in programs to apply high-power gas lasers to inertial confinement fusion (ICF). The bulk of this effort has been in the development of CO/sub 2/ laser systems and laser-plasma interaction experiments at a 10.6-μm wavelength. The main hardware element in this program is the Aurora KrF laser system, which is a prototype for using optical angular multiplexing and serial amplification by large electron-beam-driven KrF laser amplifiers to study KrF systems as potential fusion drivers. Aurora will serve as a test-bed for specific laser, optical, and electron-beam-pumping technology aspects of larger KrF fusion systems. The Aurora system is being built in two phases. The first-phase portion of the Aurora system contains all the main optical and laser elements from the front end to the final amplifier output. In the first phase, the front end output is replicated using aperture slicers and beam splitters to produce a 480-ns long pulse train consisting of 96 separate 5-ns pulses. This pulse train is encoded in angular separation, relayed through the amplifier chain by means of the centered optical system and the computer-controlled alignment station, and delivered to a diagnostic station which follows the main power amplifier [large aperture module (LAM)]. The second phase of the system contains the first-phase portion and the additional optical and target hardware needed to stack 48 of the 96 multiplexed and amplified beams into a single multikilojoule 5-ns pulse at the fusion target. The authors give a description of the Aurora system and discuss its present status

  11. Characterizing ICF Neutron Scintillation Diagnostics on the nTOF line at SUNY Geneseo

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    Lawson-Keister, Pat; Padawar-Curry, Jonah; Visca, Hannah; Fletcher, Kurt; Padalino, Stephen; Sangster, T. Craig; Regan, Sean

    2015-11-01

    Neutron scintillator diagnostics for ICF and HEDP can be characterized using the neutron time-of-flight (nTOF) line on Geneseo's 1.7 MV tandem Pelletron accelerator. Neutron signals can be differentiated from gamma signals by employing coincidence methods. A 1.8-MeV beam of deuterons incident on a deuterated polyethylene target produces neutrons via the 2H(d,n)3He reaction. Neutrons emerging at a lab angle of 88° have an energy of 2.96 MeV; the 3He ions associated with these neutrons are detected at a scattering angle of 43° using a surface barrier detector. The time of flight of the neutron can be measured by using the 3He detection as a ``start'' signal and the scintillation detection as a ``stop'' signal. This time of flight requirement is used to identify the 2.96-MeV neutron signals in the scintillator. To measure the light curve produced by these monoenergetic neutrons, two photomultiplier (PMT) tubes are attached to the scintillator. The full aperture PMT establishes the nTOF coincidence. The other PMT is fitted with a pinhole to collect single events. The time between the full aperture PMT signal and the arrival of the signal in the pinhole PMT is used to determine the light curve for the scintillator. This system will enable the neutron response of various scintillators to be compared. Supported in part by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration under Award Number DE-NA0001944.

  12. Diagnostic techniques for measuring temperature transients and stress transients in the first wall of an ICF reactor

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    The primary challenge in the design of an Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) power reactor is to make the first wall survive the frequent explosions of the pellets. Westinghouse has proposed a dry wall design consisting of steel tubes coated with tantalum. This report describes the design of a test chamber and two diagnostic procedures for experimentally determining the reliability of the Westinghouse design. The test chamber simulates the x-ray and ion pulse irradiation of the wall due to a pellet explosion. The diagnostics consist of remote temperature sensing and surface deformation measurements. The chamber and diagnostics can also be used to test other first-wall designs

  13. Block Ignition Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) with Condensed Matter Cluster Type Targets for p-B11 Powered Space Propulsion

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    Miley, George H.; Hora, H.; Badziak, J.; Wolowski, J.; Sheng, Zheng-Ming; Zhang, Jie; Osman, F.; Zhang, Weiyan; tu He, Xia

    2009-03-01

    The use of laser-driven Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) for space propulsion has been the subject of several earlier conceptual design studies, (see: Orth, 1998; and other references therein). However, these studies were based on older ICF technology using either "direct "or "in-direct x-ray driven" type target irradiation. Important new directions have opened for laser ICF in recent years following the development of "chirped" lasers capable of ultra short pulses with powers of TW up to few PW which leads to the concept of "fast ignition (FI)" to achieve higher energy gains from target implosions. In a recent publication the authors showed that use of a modified type of FI, termed "block ignition" (Miley et al., 2008), could meet many of the requirements anticipated (but not then available) by the designs of the Vehicle for Interplanetary Space Transport Applications (VISTA) ICF fusion propulsion ship (Orth, 2008) for deep space missions. Subsequently the first author devised and presented concepts for imbedding high density condensed matter "clusters" of deuterium into the target to obtain ultra high local fusion reaction rates (Miley, 2008). Such rates are possible due to the high density of the clusters (over an order of magnitude above cryogenic deuterium). Once compressed by the implosion, the yet higher density gives an ultra high reaction rate over the cluster volume since the fusion rate is proportional to the square of the fuel density. Most recently, a new discovery discussed here indicates that the target matrix could be composed of B11 with proton clusters imbedded. This then makes p-B11 fusion practical, assuming all of the physics issues such as stability of the clusters during compression are resolved. Indeed, p-B11 power is ideal for fusion propulsion since it has a minimum of unwanted side products while giving most of the reaction energy to energetic alpha particles which can be directed into an exhaust (propulsion) nozzle. Power plants using p

  14. Block Ignition Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) with Condensed Matter Cluster Type Targets for p-B11 Powered Space Propulsion

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    The use of laser-driven Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) for space propulsion has been the subject of several earlier conceptual design studies, (see: Orth, 1998; and other references therein). However, these studies were based on older ICF technology using either 'direct' or 'in-direct x-ray driven' type target irradiation. Important new directions have opened for laser ICF in recent years following the development of 'chirped' lasers capable of ultra short pulses with powers of TW up to few PW which leads to the concept of 'fast ignition (FI)' to achieve higher energy gains from target implosions. In a recent publication the authors showed that use of a modified type of FI, termed 'block ignition' (Miley et al., 2008), could meet many of the requirements anticipated (but not then available) by the designs of the Vehicle for Interplanetary Space Transport Applications (VISTA) ICF fusion propulsion ship (Orth, 2008) for deep space missions. Subsequently the first author devised and presented concepts for imbedding high density condensed matter 'clusters' of deuterium into the target to obtain ultra high local fusion reaction rates (Miley, 2008). Such rates are possible due to the high density of the clusters (over an order of magnitude above cryogenic deuterium). Once compressed by the implosion, the yet higher density gives an ultra high reaction rate over the cluster volume since the fusion rate is proportional to the square of the fuel density. Most recently, a new discovery discussed here indicates that the target matrix could be composed of B11 with proton clusters imbedded. This then makes p-B11 fusion practical, assuming all of the physics issues such as stability of the clusters during compression are resolved. Indeed, p-B11 power is ideal for fusion propulsion since it has a minimum of unwanted side products while giving most of the reaction energy to energetic alpha particles which can be directed into an exhaust (propulsion) nozzle. Power plants using p

  15. Micromorfología de la capa híbrida de dos sistemas adhesivos: Análisis al MET Hibrid layer micromorphology of two adhesive systems: TEM analysis

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    V. Valenzuela Aránguiz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Numerosos estudios evidencian que existen diferencias micromorfológicas entre los sistemas adhesivos monocomponentes y autograbantes. Con el objetivo de comparar la micromorfología de la Capa Híbrida de ambos sistemas, mediante observación al microscopio electrónico de transmisión (MET, se prepararon cavidades en seis premolares en dentina de mediana profundidad. A tres se les aplicó un sistema convencional monocomponente, y en tres se utilizó un sistema adhesivo autograbante. La capa híbrida formada por el sistema autograbante presentó un patrón regular, más delgado y homogéneo que la formada por el sistema adhesivo convencional. Los grosores promedio de esta estructura fueron de 1 μm y 2 μm respectivamente.Numerous studies show differences in micromorfological aspects between self-etchings and conventional adhesive systems. Dentin cavities were performed on 6 premolars to compare Micromorphology of the hybrid layer between both systems. One three of them self-etching system was applied, on the other three, the monocomponent conventional system. The hybrid layer formed by the self-etching system showed a regular pattern, thinner and more homogenous than the one formed by the conventional system. The average thickness of the structure was 1 ìm and 2 ìm respectively.

  16. Ion microtomography (IMT) and particle-induced x-ray emission (PIXE) analysis direct drive of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets

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    The complementary techniques of ion microtomography (IMT) and particle-induced x-ray emission (PIXE) are used to provide micro-characterization of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets for density uniformity, sphericity, and trace element spatial distributions. ICF target quality control in the laser fusion program is important to ensure that the energy deposition from the lasers results in uniform compression and minimization of Taylor-Rayleigh instabilities. We obtain 1% density determinations using IMT with spatial resolution approaching two microns. Utilizing PIXE, we can map out dopant and impurity distributions with elemental detection sensitivities on the order of a few ppm. We present examples of IMT and PIXE analyses performed on several ICF targets

  17. Estudios de series temporales de energía solar UV-B de 305 nm y espesor de la capa de ozono estratosférico en Arica, norte de Chile Study of time series for 305 nm solar energy UV-B and stratospheric ozone layer thickness Arica in the north of Chile

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    Miguel Rivas; Carlos Leiva; Elisa Rojas

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    En este trabajo se muestran los resultados del análisis de las series temporales de la energía solar medida a nivel del suelo, en la banda de 305 nm, y el espesor de la capa de ozono estratosférico. El rasgo más importante es la independencia de los valores de energía a nivel del suelo respecto de la variabilidad de corto periodo de la capa de ozono, siendo probablemente efectos meteorológicos locales los que llevan el mayor peso de la varianza.In this paper, the results obtained by analyzing...

  18. Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF to describe children referred to special care or paediatric dental services.

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    Full Text Available Children in dentistry are traditionally described in terms of medical diagnosis and prevalence of oral disease. This approach gives little information regarding a child's capacity to maintain oral health or regarding the social determinants of oral health. The biopsychosocial approach, embodied in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Child and Youth version (ICF-CY (WHO, provides a wider picture of a child's real-life experience, but practical tools for the application of this model are lacking. This article describes the preliminary empirical study necessary for development of such a tool - an ICF-CY Core Set for Oral Health. An ICF-CY questionnaire was used to identify the medical, functional, social and environmental context of 218 children and adolescents referred to special care or paediatric dental services in France, Sweden, Argentina and Ireland (mean age 8 years ± 3.6 yrs. International Classification of Disease (ICD-10 diagnoses included disorders of the nervous system (26.1%, Down syndrome (22.0%, mental retardation (17.0%, autistic disorders (16.1%, and dental anxiety alone (11.0%. The most frequently impaired items in the ICF Body functions domain were 'Intellectual functions', 'High-level cognitive functions', and 'Attention functions'. In the Activities and Participation domain, participation restriction was frequently reported for 25 items including 'Handling stress', 'Caring for body parts', 'Looking after one's health' and 'Speaking'. In the Environment domain, facilitating items included 'Support of friends', 'Attitude of friends' and 'Support of immediate family'. One item was reported as an environmental barrier - 'Societal attitudes'. The ICF-CY can be used to highlight common profiles of functioning, activities, participation and environment shared by children in relation to oral health, despite widely differing medical, social and geographical contexts. The results of this empirical

  19. A critical exploration of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF framework from the perspective of oncology: recommendations for revision

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    Full Text Available Catherine C Bornbaum,1 Philip C Doyle,1–3 Elizabeth Skarakis-Doyle,1,2 Julie A Theurer2,3 1Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 3Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada Background: In 2001, the World Health Organization developed the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF framework in an effort to attend to the multidimensional health-related concerns of individuals. Historically, although the ICF has frequently been used in a rehabilitation-based context, the World Health Organization has positioned it as a universal framework of health and its related states. Consequently, the ICF has been utilized for a diverse array of purposes in the field of oncology, including: evaluating functioning in individuals with cancer, guiding assessment in oncology rehabilitation, assessing the comprehensiveness of outcome measures utilized in oncology research, assisting in health-related quality of life instrument selection, and comparing the primary concerns of health professionals with those of their patients. Discussion: Examination of the ICF through the lens of cancer care highlights the fact that this framework can be a valuable tool to facilitate comprehensive care in oncology, but it currently possesses some areas of limitation that require conceptual revision; to this end, several recommendations have been proposed. Specifically, these proposed recommendations center on the following three areas of the ICF framework: (1 the replacement of the term “health condition” with the more inclusive and dynamic term “health state;” (2 the continuing development and refinement of the personal factors component to ensure issues such as comorbidities can be accounted for appropriately; and (3 the inclusion of a mechanism to account for the

  20. Early detection and longitudinal monitoring of experimental primary and disseminated melanoma using [18F]ICF01006, a highly promising melanoma PET tracer

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    Here, we report a new and rapid radiosynthesis of 18F-N-[2-(diethylamino)ethyl]-6-fluoro-pyridine-3-carboxamide ([18F]ICF01006), a molecule with a high specificity for melanotic tissue, and its evaluation in a murine model for early specific detection of pigmented primary and disseminated melanoma. [18F]ICF01006 was synthesized using a new one-step bromine-for-fluorine nucleophilic heteroaromatic substitution. Melanoma models were induced by subcutaneous (primary tumour) or intravenous (lung colonies) injection of B16BL6 melanoma cells in C57BL/6J mice. The relevance and sensitivity of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using [18F]ICF01006 were evaluated at different stages of tumoural growth and compared to 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG). The fully automated radiosynthesis of [18F]ICF01006 led to a radiochemical yield of 61 % and a radiochemical purity >99 % (specific activity 70-80 GBq/μmol; total synthesis time 42 min). Tumours were visualized before they were palpable as early as 1 h post-injection with [18F]ICF01006 tumoural uptake of 1.64 ± 0.57, 3.40 ± 1.47 and 11.44 ± 2.67 percentage of injected dose per gram of tissue (%ID/g) at days 3, 5 and 14, respectively. [18F]ICF01006 PET imaging also allowed detection of melanoma pulmonary colonies from day 9 after tumour cell inoculation, with a lung radiotracer accumulation correlated with melanoma invasion. At day 21, radioactivity uptake in lungs reached a value of 5.23 ± 2.08 %ID/g (versus 0.41 ± 0.90 %ID/g in control mice). In the two models, comparison with [18F]FDG showed that both radiotracers were able to detect melanoma lesions, but [18F]ICF01006 was superior in terms of contrast and specificity. Our promising results provide further preclinical data, reinforcing the excellent potential of [18F]ICF01006 PET imaging for early specific diagnosis and follow-up of melanin-positive disseminated melanoma. (orig.)

  1. Early detection and longitudinal monitoring of experimental primary and disseminated melanoma using [{sup 18}F]ICF01006, a highly promising melanoma PET tracer

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    Rbah-Vidal, Latifa; Vidal, Aurelien; Besse, Sophie; Audin, Laurent; Degoul, Francoise; Miot-Noirault, Elisabeth; Moins, Nicole; Auzeloux, Philippe; Chezal, Jean-Michel [Clermont Universite, Universite d' Auvergne, Imagerie Moleculaire et Therapie Vectorisee, BP 10448, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Inserm, U 990, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Cachin, Florent [Clermont Universite, Universite d' Auvergne, Imagerie Moleculaire et Therapie Vectorisee, BP 10448, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Inserm, U 990, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Centre Jean Perrin, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Bonnet, Mathilde [U1071 INSERM-Universite d' Auvergne, M2USH, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Askienazy, Serge [CYCLOPHARMA Laboratories, Biopole Clermont-Limagne, Saint-Beauzire (France); Dolle, Frederic [CEA, I2BM, Service Hospitalier Frederic Joliot, Orsay (France)

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    Here, we report a new and rapid radiosynthesis of {sup 18}F-N-[2-(diethylamino)ethyl]-6-fluoro-pyridine-3-carboxamide ([{sup 18}F]ICF01006), a molecule with a high specificity for melanotic tissue, and its evaluation in a murine model for early specific detection of pigmented primary and disseminated melanoma. [{sup 18}F]ICF01006 was synthesized using a new one-step bromine-for-fluorine nucleophilic heteroaromatic substitution. Melanoma models were induced by subcutaneous (primary tumour) or intravenous (lung colonies) injection of B16BL6 melanoma cells in C57BL/6J mice. The relevance and sensitivity of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using [{sup 18}F]ICF01006 were evaluated at different stages of tumoural growth and compared to {sup 18}F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([{sup 18}F]FDG). The fully automated radiosynthesis of [{sup 18}F]ICF01006 led to a radiochemical yield of 61 % and a radiochemical purity >99 % (specific activity 70-80 GBq/{mu}mol; total synthesis time 42 min). Tumours were visualized before they were palpable as early as 1 h post-injection with [{sup 18}F]ICF01006 tumoural uptake of 1.64 {+-} 0.57, 3.40 {+-} 1.47 and 11.44 {+-} 2.67 percentage of injected dose per gram of tissue (%ID/g) at days 3, 5 and 14, respectively. [{sup 18}F]ICF01006 PET imaging also allowed detection of melanoma pulmonary colonies from day 9 after tumour cell inoculation, with a lung radiotracer accumulation correlated with melanoma invasion. At day 21, radioactivity uptake in lungs reached a value of 5.23 {+-} 2.08 %ID/g (versus 0.41 {+-} 0.90 %ID/g in control mice). In the two models, comparison with [{sup 18}F]FDG showed that both radiotracers were able to detect melanoma lesions, but [{sup 18}F]ICF01006 was superior in terms of contrast and specificity. Our promising results provide further preclinical data, reinforcing the excellent potential of [{sup 18}F]ICF01006 PET imaging for early specific diagnosis and follow-up of melanin-positive disseminated melanoma. (orig.)

  2. Conceptual design of a large E-beam-pumped KrF laser for ICF commercial applications

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    Two types of KrF lasers appear attractive as a driver for an ICF electric power plant. The original concept uses large electron-beam-pumped amplifiers and pure angular multiplexing to deliver short, shaped pulses to the target. A recently conceived alternate concept uses many small, long-pulse e-beam sustained discharge lasers which transfer their energy through the forward Raman process to a multiplexed set of beams to deliver the energy to target. Preliminary comparisons of the two systems indicate that the original concept has both a lower cost and a lower system efficiency, and both concepts appear to be nearly equally attractive as an ICF driver for an electric power plant. This paper examines a 4.8 MJ, 5 Hz KrF laser system designed using the original concept. The laser uses 24 main amplifiers arranged in eight sets of three amplifiers each. This layout optimizes both the optical system and the gas flow system, and uses a simple target illumination scheme that provides neutron shielding to allow hands-on maintenance in the laser hall

  3. Analysis of radiation energy transport in high-temperature media: Application to ICF targets simulation and diagnosis

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    Previous calculations on the dynamics of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets subject to irradiation show that radiation plays a major role in the ignition phase of these targets, because at some hundred electron volts it becomes the dominant energy transport mechanism over electron + supra-thermal particle conduction. Correspondingly, the several kilo-electron-volts of thermal radiation originating from the hot zones of the reacting fusion fuel plays a role no less important in the process of burn propagation. A major problem in the analysis of radiation energy transport in dense, high-temperature media (typical of ICF systems) is the strong nonlinear character of the temperature-dependent radiation source term, even under the assumption of local thermodynamic equilibrium. In the cases in which local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) cannot be assumed, the radiation field itself, including its detailed frequency dependence, influences to a critical extent the transport medium optical properties and emission dynamics. Consequently, the nonlinear character of the problem is significantly strengthened, thus needing a detailed rather that average-based treatment. The PLANCKY code solves the radiation transport equation in a multigroup framework for the energy (frequency) variable of the radiation-specific intensity with angular dependence taken into account through a discrete ordinates treatment. 7 refs., 1 fig

  4. Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to describe the functioning of traumatised refugees.

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    Jørgensen, Ulrik; Melchiorsen, Hanne; Gottlieb, Annemarie Graae; Hallas, Vibeke; Nielsen, Claus Vinther

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this project was to use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to develop an interdisciplinary instrument consisting of a Core Set, a number of codes selected from ICF, to describe the overall health condition of traumatised refugees. We intended to test 1) whether this tool could prove suitable for an overall description of the functional abilities of traumatised refugees before, during and after the intervention, and 2) whether the Core Set could be used to trace a significant change in the functional abilities of the traumatised refugees by comparing measurements before and after the intervention. In 2007, eight rehabilitation centres for traumatised refugees in Denmark agreed on a joint project to develop a tool for interdisciplinary documentation and monitoring, including physical, mental and social aspects of the person's health condition. ICF, developed and approved by WHO in 2001, was found suitable because it offers a common and standardised language and a corresponding frame of reference to describe health and associated conditions in terms of functioning rather than symptoms and diagnosis. Traumatised refugees are in most cases severely affected mentally by the traumas they have been subjected to, physically by injuries suffered during torture and war, psycho-somatically with pain, and socially by cultural uprooting, as well as by social difficulties in the exile community. The rehabilitation perspective thus seems to be more meaningful than the traditional treatment perspective because it takes into account the very complex situation of this group. The aim of the project was to find out whether any functional changes could be monitored using the instrument. The aim was neither to study nor to describe the effect of rehabilitation approaches, such as conditions related to traumatised refugees' networks or environments that might affect the refugees' living conditions. It was also not the intention to

  5. Influência da energia de soldagem em uniões de lâminas finas através de laser pulsado de Nd:YAG Effect of the heat input on pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of thin foil

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    Vicente A. Ventrella; José Roberto Berretta; Wagner de Rossi

    2010-01-01

    A soldagem laser vem sendo utilizada como um importante processo de manufatura. Ela pode ser utilizada tanto no modo contínuo quanto no modo pulsado. No processo onde se utiliza laser pulsado é possível realizar soldas de costura em lâminas finas, através da sobreposição dos pulsos. Nesse caso a velocidade de soldagem é definida pela taxa de sobreposição, taxa de repetição e diâmetro do pulso. A soldagem de sobreposição de lâminas finas apresenta problemas típicos como distorção excessiva da ...

  6. Modification of porosity in the catalyst layer of membrane electrode assemblies using pore-forming agents; Modificacion de la porosidad en la capa catalitica de ensambles membrana-electrodo empleando agentes formadores de poros

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    Flores Hernandez, J. Roberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)] e-mail: jrflores@iie.org.mx; Reyes, Brenda [UNAM. Facultad de Quimica, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Barbosa P., Romeli [Centro de Investigacion en Energia, UNAM, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico); Cano Castillo, Ulises; Albarran, Lorena [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

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    Membrane electrode assemblies (MEA) are the most important part of PEM fuel cells since their interface results in the electrochemical reactions that make the generation of electricity possible. The MEA is composed of a proton exchange membrane, both sides of which are impregnated with a catalyst layer, normally of carbon-supported platinum. Depending on the technique used for its fabrication (atomization, serigraphy, brush methods, chemical reduction, etc.), the properties of the MEA can be different in terms of porosity, distribution of the catalyst, thickness and structure of the catalyst layer, and the quality of the union between the catalyst layer and the membrane, etc. Currently, the porosity of the electrodes is generated by isopropanol evaporation (solvent used in the dye) during the fabrication process conducted in the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). This document presents the results obtained from adding a porous agent to the catalytic dye base composition used in the fabrication of MEA at the IIE. [Spanish] Los Ensambles Membrana-Electrodo (MEA's) son la parte mas importante en las celdas de combustibles tipo PEM, ya que en su interfaz se llevan a cabo las reacciones electroquimicas que hacen posible la generacion de electricidad. El MEA esta compuesto de una membrana de intercambio protonico a la cual se le impregna en ambos lados una capa catalitica normalmente de platino soportado en carbon. Dependiendo de la tecnica empleada en su fabricacion (atomizado, serigrafia, brocha, reduccion quimica, etc.), las propiedades del MEA pueden ser diferentes en cuanto a porosidad, distribucion del catalizador, grosor y estructura de la capa catalitica, asi como la calidad de la union entre la capa catalizadora y la membrana, etc. Actualmente, la porosidad de los electrodos es generada por la evaporacion del isopropanol (solvente utilizado en la tinta) durante el proceso de fabricacion que se realiza en el Instituto de Investigaciones

  7. Development of Membrane-based Calorimeters to Measure Phase Transitions at the Nanoscale

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    Fernández Lopeandía, Aitor

    2007-01-01

    La nanocalorimetria abre la posibilidad de realizar medidas calorimétricas en capas finas o ultra finas debido al substancial aumento de sensibilidad que presenta respecto a los sistemas comerciales. Basándonos en esa premisa, este trabajo de investigación se ha dedicado al desarrollo de nanocalorimetros basados en membranas que incorporan calentadores y termómetros en capa fina, que permiten reducir la capacidad calorífica de la celda calorimétrica y por tanto al aumento den sensibilidad. En...

  8. Harmonizing WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): importance and methods to link disease and functioning

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    2013-01-01

    Background To understand the full burden of a health condition, we need the information on the disease and the information on how that disease impacts the functioning of an individual. The ongoing revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) provides an opportunity to integrate functioning information through the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Discussion Part of the ICD revision process includes adding information from the ICF by way of “functioning properties” to capture the impact of the disease on functioning. The ICD content model was developed to provide the structure of information required for each ICD-11 disease entity and one component of this content model is functioning properties. The activities and participation domains from ICF are to be included as the value set for functioning properties in the ICD revision process. Summary The joint use of ICD and ICF could create an integrated health information system that would benefit the implementation of a standard language-based electronic health record to better capture and understand disease and functioning in healthcare. PMID:23938048

  9. Perspectives on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health: Child and Youth Version (ICF-CY) and Occupational Therapy Practice

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    Cramm, Heidi; Aiken, Alice B.; Stewart, Debra

    2012-01-01

    Classifying disability for children and youth has typically meant describing a diagnosis or developmental lag. The publication of the "International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Child & Youth" version (ICF-CY) marks a global paradigm shift in the conceptualization and classification of childhood disability. Knowledge and…

  10. Vulcanismo submarino del Santoniense en el Subbético: datación con nannofósiles e interpretación (formación Capas Rojas, Alamedilla, provincia de Granada

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    de Gea, G.

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    Full Text Available Submarine volcanic rocks (pillow lavas appear into the marly limestones and marls of the Capas Rojas Formation in the Median Subbetic. The dating with nannoplankton of the immediately underlying and overlying materials to these volcanic rocks has allow us to precise the age of this volcanic activity as Late Santonian (nannofossil biozone of Rucinolithus hayi. This volcanic event arose 84 million years ago, according to the absolute age obtained with the calibration of this biozone. It is the last Mesozoic volcanic activity registered until now in the External Zones of the Betic Cordilleras. The age of this event corresponds to the ending part of the interval of the Sudiberian continental margin evolution as an extensive margin, relatively nearly to the time in which it evolved to a convergent marginRocas volcánicas submarinas (lavas almohadilladas aparecen intercaladas entre calizas margosas y margas de la Formación Capas Rojas del Subbético Medio. La datación con nannoplancton de los materiales inmediatamente infrayacentes y suprayacentes a estas rocas volcánicas ha permitido precisar la edad de este vulcanismo como Santoniense superior (biozona de nannofósiles de Rucinolithus hayi. Este evento volcánico ocurrió hace unos 84 millones de años de acuerdo con la calibración a tiempos absolutos de la biozona indicada. Se trata por tanto de la actividad volcánica mesozoica más moderna datada hasta el momento en el conjunto de las Zonas Externas de las Cordilleras Béticas. La edad de este evento corresponde a la parte terminal del intervalo de tiempo durante el cual el margen continental sudibérico constituyó un margen extensivo, relativamente cercano al momento en que ocurrió su transformación a un margen convergente.

  11. Generation of an ICF Syndrome Model by Efficient Genome Editing of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Using the CRISPR System

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    Izuho Hatada

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    Full Text Available Genome manipulation of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS cells is essential to achieve their full potential as tools for regenerative medicine. To date, however, gene targeting in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs has proven to be extremely difficult. Recently, an efficient genome manipulation technology using the RNA-guided DNase Cas9, the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR system, has been developed. Here we report the efficient generation of an iPS cell model for immunodeficiency, centromeric region instability, facial anomalies syndrome (ICF syndrome using the CRISPR system. We obtained iPS cells with mutations in both alleles of DNA methyltransferase 3B (DNMT3B in 63% of transfected clones. Our data suggest that the CRISPR system is highly efficient and useful for genome engineering of human iPS cells.

  12. Development of the re-emit technique for ICF foot symmetry tuning for indirect drive ignition on NIF

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    Dewald, Eduard; Milovich, Jose; Edwards, John; Thomas, Cliff; Kalantar, Dan; Meeker, Don; Jones, Ogden

    2007-11-01

    Tuning of the the symmetry of the hohlraum radiation drive for the first 2 ns of the ICF pulse on NIF will be assessed by the re-emit technique [1] which measures the instantaneous x-ray drive asymmetry based on soft x-ray imaging of the re-emission of a high-Z sphere surrogate capsule. We will discuss the design of re-emit foot symmetry tuning measurements planned on NIF and their surrogacy for ignition experiments, including assessing the residual radiation asymmetry of the patches required for soft x-ray imaging. We will present the tuning strategy and expected accuracies based on calculations, analytical estimates and first results from scaled experiments performed at the Omega laser facility. [1] N. Delamater, G. Magelssen, A. Hauer, Phys. Rev. E 53, 5241 (1996.)

  13. Method of beam steering with FWM in ICF. Compensation and generation of a PC beam for a foam target

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    In beam steering with a phase conjugate (PC) mirror in inertial fusion energy (ICF), the path of the PC beam has to be compensated since the target moves several hundred micrometers during beam propagation. In this paper we show that compensation can be achieved by adjusting the angle between two pump beams in four-wave mixing (FWM) used as a PC mirror. The compensation angle depends on the target position along the optical axis, focal point of the final optics, and angle adjusted with FWM. For the parameter values of GEKKO XII and an accuracy of laser irradiation of ±10 µm, the compensation angle is 4.5 mrad and the margin of error for target injection is ±0.3 mm. We also show that a PC beam can be generated from the beam scattered by a foam target rotating at ∼ 43 m/s is confirmed. (author)

  14. Preparation of multishell ICF target plastic-foam cushion materials by thermally induced phase-inversion processes

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    Homogenous, low-density plastic foams for ICF targets have been prepared by thermally induced phase inversion processes. Uniform, open cell foams have been obtained by the rapid freezing of water solutions of modified cellulose polymers with densities in the range of 5 mg/cm3 to 0.7 mg/cm3 and respective average cell sizes of 2 to 40 micrometers. In addition, low-density, microcellular foams have been prepared from the hydrocarbon polymer poly(4-methyl-l-pentene) via a similar phase inversion process using homogenous solutions in organic solvents. These foams have densities from 2 to 5 mg/cm3 and average cell sizes of 20 micrometers. The physical-chemical aspects of the thermally induced phase inversion process is presented

  15. Aspects of functioning and environmental factors in medical work capacity evaluations of persons with chronic widespread pain and low back pain can be represented by a combination of applicable ICF Core Sets

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    Schwegler Urban

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Medical work capacity evaluations play a key role in social security schemes because they usually form the basis for eligibility decisions regarding disability benefits. However, the evaluations are often poorly standardized and lack transparency as decisions on work capacity are based on a claimant’s disease rather than on his or her functional capacity. A comprehensive and consistent illustration of a claimant’s lived experience in relation to functioning, applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF and the ICF Core Sets (ICF-CS, potentially enhances transparency and standardization of work capacity evaluations. In our study we wanted to establish whether and how the relevant content of work capacity evaluations can be captured by ICF-CS, using disability claimants with chronic widespread pain (CWP and low back pain (LBP as examples. Methods Mixed methods study, involving a qualitative and quantitative content analysis of medical reports. The ICF was used for data coding. The coded categories were ranked according to the percentage of reports in which they were addressed. Relevance thresholds at 25% and 50% were applied. To determine the extent to which the categories above the thresholds are represented by applicable ICF-CS or combinations thereof, measures of the ICF-CS’ degree of coverage (i.e. content validity and efficiency (i.e. practicability were defined. Results Focusing on the 25% threshold and combining the Brief ICF-CS for CWP, LBP and depression for CWP reports, the coverage ratio reached 49% and the efficiency ratio 70%. Combining the Brief ICF-CS for LBP, CWP and obesity for LBP reports led to a coverage of 47% and an efficiency of 78%. Conclusions The relevant content of work capacity evaluations involving CWP and LBP can be represented by a combination of applicable ICF-CS. A suitable standard for documenting such evaluations could consist of the Brief ICF

  16. SIMULATION OF NEAR-SURFACE LAYER OF THE COLOMBIAN PACIFIC OCEAN

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    Karlin Lev

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra los resultados obtenidos en el estudio de la estructura fina termohalina de la capa sub-superficial realizado en la Cuenca del Pacífico colombiano. Se formularon modelos matemáticos para diferentes regímenes de capas sub-superficiales. Basado en tres estaciones se realizó un análisis horario de información meteorológica, variación de espesor, temperatura y salinidad de la capa fina. Las leyes de formación de la estructura fina termohalina para la capa sub-superficial en la Cuenca del Pacífico colombiano están relacionadas con convección nocturna, mezcla viento-ondas, absorción de energía radiante y precipitación.

  17. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada por ultra-sonografia de nódulos tireoidianos: estudo de 63 casos Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules: study of 63 cases

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    Daniel Andrade Tinoco de Souza

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi revisada a técnica empregada na execução da punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada por ultra-sonografia, e são descritos os seus benefícios no diagnóstico de nódulos tireoidianos. Foram realizadas punções aspirativas por agulha fina em 63 pacientes do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, encaminhados ao Serviço de Radiodiagnóstico, no período de agosto de 2001 a junho de 2002. Dos 63 pacientes estudados, 58 (92% eram do sexo feminino e cinco (8% eram do sexo masculino, com uma relação mulher/homem de cerca de 11:1. Trinta e um pacientes (49% se situaram na quinta e sexta décadas de vida. Oitenta e nove por cento dos pacientes apresentaram-se com nódulos múltiplos ao exame ecográfico; apenas 11% dos pacientes tinham nódulo único. Em relação aos laudos citológicos dos nódulos puncionados, 47% foram benignos, 31%, suspeitos, 17%, inadequados e apenas 5%, malignos. Todos os nódulos malignos (três pacientes tiveram o diagnóstico citológico de carcinoma papilífero. Dos nódulos benignos, 93% foram diagnosticados como hiperplasia nodular e apenas 7% tiveram diagnóstico de tireoidite. Dos laudos considerados inadequados, 70% foram considerados hemorrágicos, sendo 30% considerados hipocelulares. Os dados encontrados no nosso trabalho estiveram de acordo com os encontrados na literatura médica.In this study we reviewed the technique for ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy and its benefits in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration was performed in 63 patients referred to the Department of Radiology of "Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between August 2001 and June 2002. Fifty-eight (92% of the patients were female and five patients (8% were male; 11:1 female/male ratio. Thirty-one patients (49% had 50-60 years of age and 89

  18. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire (DASH can measure the impairment, activity limitations and participation restriction constructs from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF model of the consequences of disease identifies three health outcomes, impairment, activity limitations and participation restrictions. However, few orthopaedic health outcome measures were developed with reference to the ICF. This study examined the ability of a valid and frequently used measure of upper limb function, namely the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire (DASH, to operationalise the ICF. Methods Twenty-four judges used the method of Discriminant Content Validation to allocate the 38 items of the DASH to the theoretical definition of one or more ICF outcome. One-sample t-tests classified each item as measuring, impairment, activity limitations, participation restrictions, or a combination thereof. Results The DASH contains items able to measure each of the three ICF outcomes with discriminant validity. The DASH contains five pure impairment items, 19 pure activity limitations items and three participation restriction items. In addition, seven items measured both activity limitations and participation restrictions. Conclusion The DASH can measure the three health outcomes identified by the ICF. Consequently the DASH could be used to examine the impact of trauma and subsequent interventions on each health outcome in the absence of measurement confound.

  19. Rehabilitation needs assessment in persons with spinal cord injury following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: a pilot study using an ICF-based tool.

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    Rauch Alexandra; Baumberger Michael; Moise Fritz-Gerald; von Elm Erik; Reinhardt Jan Dietrich

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study was to describe problems in functioning and associated rehabilitation needs in persons with spinal cord injury after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti by applying a newly developed tool based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). DESIGN: Pilot study. SUBJECTS: Eighteen persons with spinal cord injury (11 women, 7 men) participated in the needs assessment. Eleven patients had complete lesions (American Spinal Injury A...

  20. Comparison of electric and magnetic quadrupole focusing for the low energy end of an induction-linac-ICF [Inertial-Confinement-Fusion] driver

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    This report compares two physics designs of the low energy end of an induction linac-ICF driver: one using electric quadrupole focusing of many parallel beams followed by transverse combining; the other using magnetic quadrupole focusing of fewer beams without beam combining. Because of larger head-to-tail velocity spread and a consequent rapid current amplification in a magnetic focusing channel, the overall accelerator size of the design using magnetic focusing is comparable to that using electric focusing

  1. Normal histone modifications on the inactive X chromosome in ICF and Rett syndrome cells: implications for methyl-CpG binding proteins

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    Canfield Theresa K

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In mammals, there is evidence suggesting that methyl-CpG binding proteins may play a significant role in histone modification through their association with modification complexes that can deacetylate and/or methylate nucleosomes in the proximity of methylated DNA. We examined this idea for the X chromosome by studying histone modifications on the X chromosome in normal cells and in cells from patients with ICF syndrome (Immune deficiency, Centromeric region instability, and Facial anomalies syndrome. In normal cells the inactive X has characteristic silencing type histone modification patterns and the CpG islands of genes subject to X inactivation are hypermethylated. In ICF cells, however, genes subject to X inactivation are hypomethylated on the inactive X due to mutations in the DNA methyltransferase (DNMT3B genes. Therefore, if DNA methylation is upstream of histone modification, the histones on the inactive X in ICF cells should not be modified to a silent form. In addition, we determined whether a specific methyl-CpG binding protein, MeCP2, is necessary for the inactive X histone modification pattern by studying Rett syndrome cells which are deficient in MeCP2 function. Results We show here that the inactive X in ICF cells, which appears to be hypomethylated at all CpG islands, exhibits normal histone modification patterns. In addition, in Rett cells with no functional MeCP2 methyl-CpG binding protein, the inactive X also exhibits normal histone modification patterns. Conclusions These data suggest that DNA methylation and the associated methyl-DNA binding proteins may not play a critical role in determining histone modification patterns on the mammalian inactive X chromosome at the sites analyzed.

  2. Improving reliability of timing system in ICF driver based on FMECA method%ICF同步触发信号传输的可靠性研究

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    唐菱; 陈骥; 黄夏; 汪凌芳; 王超; 李克洪; 党钊

    2014-01-01

    Failure Mode and Effects and Criticality Analysis(FMECA) of timing system in SG-III prototype is developed in order to improve the reliability of time system in Inertial Confinement Fusion(ICF) facility. This work effectively analyzes the most severe faults, concludes the disadvantages of the timing system, and puts forward improvement methods. The experimental results show that FMECA has successfully improved the reliability of the timing system, enabling the mean shot between failures above 1 256 shots. This work can provide a feasible and effective method for studying on the reliability of laser facility for ICF.%为提高惯性约束聚变(ICF)装置同步触发信号传输可靠性,收集、整理了该传输系统的故障,并将故障模式、影响和危害性分析(FMECA)方法应用到同步触发信号传输系统,故障模式危害度最高的两类故障为同步触发信号时序漂移和同步触发信号受到干扰,并在此基础上提出了相应的改进措施,开展了可靠性验证试验,试验研究结果表明,该方法将原型装置同步触发信号传输的可靠性成功地提高至平均无故障发次大于1256发,并为 ICF 激光装置的可靠性研究提供了一种可行、有效的方法。

  3. Advances and Challenges In Uncertainty Quantification with Application to Climate Prediction, ICF design and Science Stockpile Stewardship

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    Klein, R.; Woodward, C. S.; Johannesson, G.; Domyancic, D.; Covey, C. C.; Lucas, D. D.

    2012-12-01

    Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is a critical field within 21st century simulation science that resides at the very center of the web of emerging predictive capabilities. The science of UQ holds the promise of giving much greater meaning to the results of complex large-scale simulations, allowing for quantifying and bounding uncertainties. This powerful capability will yield new insights into scientific predictions (e.g. Climate) of great impact on both national and international arenas, allow informed decisions on the design of critical experiments (e.g. ICF capsule design, MFE, NE) in many scientific fields, and assign confidence bounds to scientifically predictable outcomes (e.g. nuclear weapons design). In this talk I will discuss a major new strategic initiative (SI) we have developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to advance the science of Uncertainty Quantification at LLNL focusing in particular on (a) the research and development of new algorithms and methodologies of UQ as applied to multi-physics multi-scale codes, (b) incorporation of these advancements into a global UQ Pipeline (i.e. a computational superstructure) that will simplify user access to sophisticated tools for UQ studies as well as act as a self-guided, self-adapting UQ engine for UQ studies on extreme computing platforms and (c) use laboratory applications as a test bed for new algorithms and methodologies. The initial SI focus has been on applications for the quantification of uncertainty associated with Climate prediction, but the validated UQ methodologies we have developed are now being fed back into Science Based Stockpile Stewardship (SSS) and ICF UQ efforts. To make advancements in several of these UQ grand challenges, I will focus in talk on the following three research areas in our Strategic Initiative: Error Estimation in multi-physics and multi-scale codes ; Tackling the "Curse of High Dimensionality"; and development of an advanced UQ Computational Pipeline to enable

  4. Progress in symmetric ICF capsule implosions and wire-array z-pinch source physics for double z-pinch driven hohlraums

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    Over the last several years, rapid progress has been made evaluating the double-z-pinch indirect-drive, inertial confinement fusion (ICF) high-yield target concept (Hammer et al 1999 Phys. Plasmas 6 2129). We have demonstrated efficient coupling of radiation from two wire-array-driven primary hohlraums to a secondary hohlraum that is large enough to drive a high yield ICF capsule. The secondary hohlraum is irradiated from two sides by z-pinches to produce low odd-mode radiation asymmetry. This double-pinch source is driven from a single electrical power feed (Cuneo et al 2002 Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 215004) on the 20 MA Z accelerator. The double z-pinch has imploded ICF capsules with even-mode radiation symmetry of 3.1 ± 1.4% and to high capsule radial convergence ratios of 14-21 (Bennett et al 2002 Phys. Rev. Lett. 89 245002; Bennett et al 2003 Phys. Plasmas 10 3717; Vesey et al 2003 Phys. Plasmas 10 1854). Advances in wire-array physics at 20 MA are improving our understanding of z-pinch power scaling with increasing drive current. Techniques for shaping the z-pinch radiation pulse necessary for low adiabat capsule compression have also been demonstrated.

  5. Progress in symmetric ICF capsule implosions and wire-array z-pinch source physics for double z-pinch driven hohlraums.

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    Bliss, David Emery; Vesey, Roger Alan; Rambo, Patrick K.; Lebedev, Sergey V. (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK); Hanson, David L.; Nash, Thomas J.; Yu, Edmund P.; Matzen, Maurice Keith; Afeyan, Bedros B. (Polymath Research, Inc., Pleasanton, CA); Smith, Ian Craig; Stygar, William A.; Porter, John Larry, Jr.; Cuneo, Michael Edward; Bennett, Guy R.; Campbell, Robert B.; Sinars, Daniel Brian; Chittenden, Jeremy Paul (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK); Waisman, Eduardo Mario; Mehlhorn, Thomas Alan

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    Over the last several years, rapid progress has been made evaluating the double-z-pinch indirect-drive, inertial confinement fusion (ICF) high-yield target concept (Hammer et al 1999 Phys. Plasmas 6 2129). We have demonstrated efficient coupling of radiation from two wire-array-driven primary hohlraums to a secondary hohlraum that is large enough to drive a high yield ICF capsule. The secondary hohlraum is irradiated from two sides by z-pinches to produce low odd-mode radiation asymmetry. This double-pinch source is driven from a single electrical power feed (Cuneo et al 2002 Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 215004) on the 20 MA Z accelerator. The double z-pinch has imploded ICF capsules with even-mode radiation symmetry of 3.1 {+-} 1.4% and to high capsule radial convergence ratios of 14-21 (Bennett et al 2002 Phys. Rev. Lett. 89 245002; Bennett et al 2003 Phys. Plasmas 10 3717; Vesey et al 2003 Phys. Plasmas 10 1854). Advances in wire-array physics at 20 MA are improving our understanding of z-pinch power scaling with increasing drive current. Techniques for shaping the z-pinch radiation pulse necessary for low adiabat capsule compression have also been demonstrated.

  6. Determinants of the performance of the schools in Medellin in the high-school graduation-year test (ICFES Factores determinantes en el rendimiento de los colegios de Medellín en la prueba del ICFES Determinantes da realização dos colégios de segundo grau em Medellín Prova do Segundo Grau (ICFES

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses how the institutional processes, the school management as well as the contexts in which the school and the students are circumscribed, could impact the performance in the high-school graduation-year test (ICFES. A survey was applied with the purpose of know the actions and interactions among educative process actors. Factor Analysis and Hierarchical econometric models were used with the purpose of construct indexes and measure the impact of the considered variables. We found that school level variables, including management, explain a high percentage of the performance variability, while those constructed variables associated to student's characteristics have a low impact. And parent human capital and the initial student conditions are much more important than the teacher human capital. Contrary to the expected, it's not clear what kind of use and if to increase infrastructure resources favors the achievement.Este documento analiza la manera en que los procesos institucionales, la dirección de los colegios y las circunstancias del colegio y de sus estudiantes pueden afectar el rendimiento en la prueba del ICFES en el grado 11. Se aplicó un cuestionario que verifica las acciones e interacciones entre los actores que participan en el proceso educativo. Se utilizaron modelos de análisis factorial y modelos econométricos y jerárquicos para construir los índices y medir el impacto de los variables considerados. Se encontró que las variables de niveles de los colegios, incluida su administración, explican un alto porcentaje de la variabilidad en el rendimiento, mientras las variables construidas en asociación con las características del estudiante tienen un impacto bajo. El capital humano de los padres de familia y las condiciones iniciales del estudiante son mucho más importantes que el capital humano de los docentes. Contrario a lo esperado, no hay claridad sobre qué tipos de uso o de aumento de recursos de

  7. Implementation of cystic fibrosis services in developing countries: memorandum from a Joint WHO/ICF(M)A meeting.

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    1997-01-01

    A Joint WHO/ICF(M)A meeting defined strategies for the implementation and development of cystic fibrosis (CF) services in countries where CF is thought to be more common than is appreciated by the medical profession or the public and where CF services are either non-existent or in the early stages of development. The following common problems in such countries were identified: underdiagnosis; reduced life expectancy (relative to developed countries) among those diagnosed; a clinical profile that may vary from the "classic" description; poor availability of necessary drugs; and a lack of CF services or basic research on the condition. The following recommendations were made concerning CF: neonatal screening projects should be set up to determine its incidence and identify affected infants; national and regional laboratories should be encouraged to identify the specific mutations responsible for the condition in their populations; centres for diagnosis and treatment should be developed, using a team approach; a national organization, involving families and friends of individuals with CF and other volunteers, should be established; a national registry should be set up; awareness about the condition should be improved and knowledge about it developed among medical professionals, public health authorities, and the general public; and increased collaboration between groups and organizations (including pharmaceutical companies) at the national, regional, and international levels should be developed in order to exchange information about and promote knowledge of CF, and to stimulate the development of CF services in developing countries. PMID:9141744

  8. Generation of Nonlinear Force Driven Blocks from Skin Layer Interaction of Petawatt-Picosecond Laser Pulses for ICF

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    Heinrich Hora; K. Jungwirth; B. Kralikova; J. Kraska; L. Laska; Liu Hong; G.H. Miley; P. Parys; Peng Hansheng; M. Pfeifer; K. Rohlena; Cang Yu; J. Skala; Z. Skladanowski; L. Torrisi; J. Ullschmied; J. Wolowski; Zhang Weiyan; He Xiantu; Zhang Jie; F. Osman; J. Badziak; F.P. Boody; S. Gammino; R. H(o)pfl

    2004-01-01

    The discovery of the essential difference of maximum ion energy for TW-ps laser plasma interaction compared with the 100 ns laser pulses [1] led to the theory of a skin layer model [2] where the control of prepulses suppressed the usual relativistic self-focusing. The subsequent generation of two nonlinear force driven blocks has been demonstrated experimentally and in extensive numerical studies where one block moves against the laser light and the other block into the irradiated target. These blocks of nearly solid state density DT plasma correspond to ion beam current densities [3] exceeding 1010 A/cm2 where the ion velocity can be chosen up to highly relativistic values. Using the results of the expected ignition of DT fuel by light ion beams, a selfsustained fusion reaction front may be generated even into uncompressed solid DT fuel similar to the Nuckolls-Wood [4] scheme where 10 kJ laser pulses produce 100 MJ fusion energy. This new and simplified scheme of laser-ICF needs and optimisation of the involved parameters.

  9. Sol-gel optical thin films for an advanced megajoule-class Nd:glass laser ICF-driver

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    It is well established by manufacturers and users that optical coatings are generally prepared by the well known Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) technology. In the authors' opinion sol-gel technology is an effective and competitive alternative. The aim of this paper is to emphasize on the sol-gel thin film work carried out at Centre d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton (CEL-V) and concerning the technology for high power lasers. The authors will briefly discuss the chemistry of the sol-gel process, the production of optical coatings and the related deposition techniques. Finally, the paper describes the preparation and performance of sol-gel optical coatings they have developed to fulfill the requirements of a future 2 MJ/500 TW (351 nm) pulsed Nd:glass laser so-called LMJ (Laser MegaJoules). This powerful laser is to be used for their national Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program, to demonstrate at the laboratory scale, ignition of deuterium-tritium fusion fuel. Moreover, the aim of this article is, hopefully, to provide a convincing argument that coatings and particularly optical coatings, are some of the useful products available from sol-gel technology, and that exciting developments in other areas are almost certain to emerge within the coming decade

  10. A review of the ablative stabilization of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability in regimes relevant to ICF

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    It has been recognized for many years that the most significant limitation of ICF is the Rayleigh-Taylor (R-T) instability. It limits the distance an ablatively driven shell can be moved to several times its initial thickness. Fortunately material flow through the unstable region at velocity vA reduces the growth rate to √1+kL/kg -βkvA with β from 2-3. In recent years experiments using both x-ray drive and smoothed laser drive to accelerate foils have confirmed our understanding of the R-T instability. The growth of small initial modulations on the foils is measured for growth factors up to 60 for direct drive and 80 for indirect drive. For x-ray drive large stabilization is evident After some growth, the instability enters the non-linear phase when mode coupling and saturation are also seen and compare well with modeling. Normalized growth rates for direct drive are measured to be higher, but strategies for reduction by raising the isentrope are being investigated. For direct drive, high spatial frequencies are imprinted from the laser beam and amplified by the R-T instability. Modeling shows an understanding of this ''laser imprinting.''

  11. Using a profile of a modified Brief ICF Core Set for chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain with qualifiers for baseline assessment in interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation

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    Full Text Available Monika Löfgren,1,2 Jan Ekholm,2 Lisbet Broman,3 Philipe Njoo,1 Marie-Louise Schult1–3 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Stockholm, Danderyd University Hospital, Sweden; 2Karolinska Institutet, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; 3Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Stockholm, Sweden Aim: To describe the use of a “workable” visual profile of function and disability, based on a modified Brief International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF Core Set for chronic widespread pain, for initial assessments in a clinical setting of interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation teams. Method: The Brief ICF Core Set was slightly adapted to meet the needs of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation medicine team working in a university outpatient clinic and admitting patients referred from primary care. The Core Set categories were made measurable by means of eg, assessment instruments and clinical investigations. The resulting profile was given a workable shape to facilitate rapid understanding of the initial assessment outcome. Results: Individual patients showed different profiles of problems and resources, which facilitated individual rehabilitation planning. At the level of the study group, the profiles for the Core Set component Body Functions showed that most patients had severe impairment in the sensation of pain and exercise tolerance categories of function, but most had resources in the motivation and memory categories of function. Likewise, for the component Activities, most patients had limitations in lifting and carrying objects and remunerative employment, but most had resources in intimate relationships and family relationships. At first, the use of the modified Brief ICF Core Set in the team conference was rather time consuming, but after a couple of months of experience, the team assessment took

  12. Diagnóstico de fibromatosis colli por punção aspirativa por agulha fina: relato de três casos Diagnosis of fibromatosis colli by fine-needle aspiration cytology: report of three cases

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    Gisele Alborghetti Nai

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Fibromatosis colli é uma patologia benigna, rara, que se apresenta como uma massa cervical, aparecendo durante as primeiras semanas de vida e freqüentemente associada a torcicolo congênito. É uma lesão fibroblástica que acomete o músculo esternocleidomastóideo, com medidas variando entre 1 e 3cm. Relatamos os casos de três lactentes, dois do sexo masculino e um do feminino, de 30 dias de vida, que apresentavam massa cervical à direita, na projeção do músculo esternocleidomastóideo, medindo, cada, 1,5cm no maior eixo. Foram realizadas punções aspirativas por agulha fina (PAAF, cujos esfregaços mostraram moderado número de fibroblastos isolados e também células multinucleadas, compatíveis com células musculares degeneradas. Nenhum dos casos apresentou processo inflamatório. Os achados citológicos associados ao quadro clínico permitem diagnóstico definitivo e acurado desta patologia, evitando-se uma biópsia cirúrgica, além de proporcionar um início precoce do tratamento conservador que levará à resolução da doença na maioria dos casos.Fibromatosis colli is a benign and rare disorder presented as a neck mass, appearing during the first weeks of life and it is often associated with congenital torticollis. It is a fibroblastic lesion that affects the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and varies in size from 1 to 3cm. We report three cases of neonates, two males and one female, 30 days-old, presenting a right cervical mass, in the sternocleidomastoid, measuaring 1,5cm each one. The major cytologic finding was loose benign fibroblasts and multinucleated cells consistent with degerating skeletal muscle fibers. None of the cases presented inflammatory cells. The cytological findings together with the clinical picture allow a definitive and accurate diagnosis of this entity, avoiding surgical biopsy, providing early initiation of conservative treatment, which will lead to resolution of the disease in the majority of the cases.

  13. 颅脑损伤ICF评定量表信效度的初步研究%Reliability and validity study of ICF assessment of traumatic brain injury

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    陈琦; 范建中; 吴红瑛; 李德洁; 刘夏

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To study the reliability and validity of the ICF assessment of traumatic brain injury.Methods:All 100 patients,diagnosed as having traumatic brain injury,were evaluated by ICF,Fugl-Meyer upper extremity motor function assessment and modified Barthel Index (MBI).The methods of construct validity and criterion validity were used to study validity,while the methods of assessor reliability and internal consistency were used to study reliability.Kendall's W was used to test the reliability of assessors,and Cronbach's Alpha value was used to analyze content consistency.Pearson correlation was used to test the criterion validity in order to determine the correlation among the three scales.Results:Among the four dimensions of the ICF,Cronbach's Alpha coefficient of activities and participation was 0.927,Cronbach's Alpha coefficient of body function was 0.739,and Kendall's W value was 0.700(all P<0.05).The Pearson coefficient between physical functioning of the ICF and Fugl-Meyer motor function assessment was 0.754 (P<0.05),showing a negative correlation; while the Pearson coefficient between activities and participation of the ICF and MBI was 0.785 (P<0.05),showing a negative correlation.Conclusion:The ICF of traumatic brain injury has good reliability and validity,which can better reflect the limb motor function and daily life activities.%目的:研究颅脑损伤(TBI)国际功能、残疾和健康分类(ICF)评定量表的信度与效度.方法:TBI患者100例,均采用TBI的ICF评定量表、Fugl-Meyer肢体运动功能评定表和改良Barthel指数(MBI)进行评定.效度研究采用结构效度和效标效度的方法,信度研究采用评定员间信度和内部一致性的分析方法.评定员间的信度检验用Kendall's W值相关;内容一致性检验用Cronbachs Alpha值分析;效标效度用Pearson相关,判断3个量表间的相关性.结果:ICF评定量表4个维度中,活动与参与方面Cronbach's Alpha系数为0.927,身体

  14. Punção Aspirativa por Agulha Fina Orientada por Ultra-Sonografia em Lesões Não-palpáveis Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Guided by Ultrasound in Nonpalpable Lesions

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: correlacionar os achados citológicos obtidos por punção com agulha fina dirigida pela ultra-sonografia de lesões não-palpáveis da mama, císticas ou sólidas, os aspectos ultra-sonográficos e os respectivos resultados histopatológicos das lesões que foram submetidas a cirurgia. Métodos: foram analisadas 617 lesões não-palpáveis visualizadas ao ultra-som. Realizou-se a punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF orientada pela ultra-sonografia, com análise citológica do material, diferenciando-as em cistos ou nódulos sólidos. Estes tiveram seu resultado citológico confrontado com o resultado histopatológico, nos casos em que foi realizada a biópsia cirúrgica. Resultados: das 617 lesões não-palpáveis, 471 eram cistos, sendo 451 cistos simples que apresentaram citologia negativa em todos os casos e 20 casos foram considerados cistos complexos. Destes, 3 (15% tiveram resultado citológico positivo ou suspeito e em 2 casos confirmou-se malignidade. Dos 105 nódulos sólidos, 63 apresentaram citologia negativa, sendo 59 concordantes com a biópsia e houve 4 casos (0,3% de resultado falso-negativo pela citologia. Todos, porém, apresentavam discordância entre imagem e citologia. Em 14 nódulos sólidos (13%, a citologia foi suspeita e, destes, 5 foram diagnosticados como carcinoma. Em outros 14 (13%, o material foi insatisfatório e 1 era carcinoma. Em 51 casos, o tríplice diagnóstico foi concordante e optou-se por seguimento clínico. Conclusão: a análise citológica do material dos cistos mamários simples é desnecessária, porém quando são complexos, a citologia é imperativa. Nas lesões sólidas não-palpáveis, é fundamental a correlação da citologia com o aspecto ultra-sonográfico e mamográfico; caso sejam discordantes, deve-se sempre prosseguir a investigação da lesão.Purpose: to determine the relationship between fine needle aspiration cytology guided by ultrasound of nonpalpable breast lesions

  15. Functional ability in a population: normative survey data and reliability for the ICF based Norwegian Function Assessment Scale

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    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The increasing focus on functional ability assessments in relation to sickness absence necessitates the measurement of population functional levels. This study assessed the reliability of the Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS and presents normative population data. Methods All inhabitants in seven birth cohorts in Ullensaker municipality in 2004 were approached by means of a postal questionnaire. The NFAS was included as part of The Ullensaker Study 2004. The instrument comprises 39 items derived from the activities/participation component in the International Classification for Functioning, Disabilities and Health (ICF. Based on the results of principal component analysis, these items comprise seven domains. Non-parametric tests for independent samples were used to compare subgroups. Internal consistency was assessed by Cronbach's alpha. Two-week test-retest reliability was assessed by total proportions of agreement, weighted kappa, and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC. Results The response rate was 54% (1620 persons and 75.4% (101 persons for the retest. Items had low levels of missing data. Test-retest reliability was acceptable with high proportions of absolute agreement; kappa and ICC values ranged from 0.38 to 0.83 and 0.79 to 0.83, respectively. No difficulty on all 39 functional activities was reported by 33.1% of respondents. Females, older persons and persons with lower levels of education reported more functional problems than their respective counterparts (p Conclusion This study presents population based normative data on functional ability, as measured by the NFAS. These data will serve as basis for the development of national population norms and are necessary for score interpretation. Data quality and test-retest reliability of the NFAS were acceptable.

  16. Applicability of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF for evaluation of children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

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    Lílian de Fátima Dornelas

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To examine and synthesize the knowledge available in the literature on the instruments used in the perspective of functionality in children with cerebral palsy (CP, and to review the literature evaluating the instruments used for the implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF in children with CP. Method: The search was conducted in the electronic databases Google Scholar, PubMed, Lilacs and Medline, for articles published between January 2006 and December 2012, using the following keywords: cerebral palsy, child and assessment, combined with ICF. Ten articles were selected for analysis according to pre-established criteria. Results: The authors proposed tools that could standardize the assessment for classification of the components “Structure and function of the body”, “Activities and Participation” and “Environmental Factors”, proposing instruments such as Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM, Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI, Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS, Manual Ability Classification System (MACS, Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS, Physicians Rating Scale (PRS, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS, Pediatric Functional Independence Measure (Wee FIM, Gillette Functional Assessment Questionnaire (FAQ, Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL, Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI, Gillette Gait Index (GGI, Energy Expenditure Index (EEI, and Vécu et Santé Perçue de l’Adolescent (VSP-A. Conclusion: The domains “Structure and function of the body” and “Activities and Participation” are often classified according to ICF in children with CP, and they present a variety of instrumentation for applicability of classification.

  17. The International Classification of Disability, Functioning and Health (ICF) - an example of research methods and language in describing 'social functioning' in medical research

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    2016-01-01

    Medical research ventures into the area of social life with a holistic approach to health and disabilities. However, the specific language developed for this kind of research in the 'ICF' model (adopted by the UN) loses sight of the very phenomena it aims at describing. By contrast, based on a......, 'scientific' terms. Additionally, some politicians have promoted the use of such terms also in non-medical professions. Frequent contacts between the practitioners of these professions and laypersons may cause common sense social categories to be reintroduced into the everyday communication of social life...

  18. The development of the simulation procedure for the distribution of light-intensity on the ball-target surface in ICF experiment

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    The setting of parameters of laser paths is one of keys in ICF experiment. A procedure based on the windows system is developed with C++ language under Cbuilder environment to simulate the distribution of light-intensity of the ball-target surface. This procedure can give experimenters to adjust the laser parameters of laser before laser shooting targets as reference. It is useful to improve the experiment efficiency. This procedure, with certain modifications, can also be conveniently used to other type of target. (authors)

  19. Análisis de preguntas de la prueba de matemáticas en el examen de estado del ICFES: referentes para la comprensión

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    Carvajal, Janneth; Garzon, Constanza; Vanegas, Yuly

    2002-01-01

    En el marco del programa de Examen de Estado para ingreso a la Educación Superior del ICFES, se ha venido desarrollando la evaluación de competencias en diferentes áreas del conocimiento desde el año 2000, y se ha constituido en tema de permanente discusión y reflexión de distintos ámbitos de la educación en el país. Con este taller se propone ampliar la discusión sobre esta evaluación de competencias en matemáticas como son los ejes conceptuales y las competencias interpretativa, argumentati...

  20. A utilidade da citologia por punção com agulha fina aliada a imunofenotipagem no diagnóstico dos linfomas não-Hodgkin Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma combining immunophenotyping and fine needle aspiration

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    Flávia P. S. Costa

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available A classificação para linfomas não-Hodgkin (LNH proposta pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS enfatiza a importância do imunofenótipo para o diagnóstico. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a utilidade da citologia combinada a citometria de fluxo para o diagnóstico de LNH, utilizando um painel de anticorpos monoclonais e estudo do ciclo celular. O material foi obtido através de aspiração de linfonodos por agulha fina de 78 pacientes. O painel de anticorpos monoclonais para análise em citometria de fluxo foi o seguinte: CD19/CD10, CD20/CD5, CD23, CD38/CD7, CD3/CD4, CD3/CD8, kappa/lambda. O diagnóstico final foi confirmado pela histologia convencional, considerada gold standard. Em 85% dos casos a citologia associada a imunofenotipagem e porcentagem de células em fase S permitiram um diagnóstico correto. Nos demais casos foi possível diferenciar linfomas B ou T e estimar grau de agressividade. O painel, embora pequeno, foi suficiente exceto para os anaplásicos e subclassificação dos linfomas T. Nestes casos, a morfologia foi mais importante que imunofenótipo, sendo este seguro apenas para linfomas linfoblásticos. A fração de fase S mostrou-se importante para diferenciar linfomas indolentes e de alto grau. Concluímos que esta técnica é uma boa alternativa para o diagnóstico de linfomas não-Hodgkin. Permite um diagnóstico rápido, menos invasivo, podendo ser repetida quando necessário, agilizando o tratamento.The WHO classification of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma stresses the importance of the immunophenotype for diagnosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of cytology together with flow cytometric examination using a panel of monoclonal antibodies including DNA S phase analysis. Material was obtained from lymph node aspiration of 78 patients. The panel for flow cytometric analysis comprised: CD19/CD10, CD20/CD5, CD23, CD3/CD4, CD3/CD8, CD38/CD7, kappa/lambda. The final diagnosis was confirmed by lymph node

  1. Comportamiento parabólico del crecimiento de capas boradas en los aceros Y8A y X12M // Parabolic behavior of boriding layers growth in Y8A and X12M steels

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    Full Text Available Se determina la influencia que tienen los principales parámetros tecnológicos del borado en el crecimiento de las capas y secorrobora el cumplimiento de la ley parabólica para predecir este comportamiento en los aceros Y8A y X12M.El proceso de borado se aplica en una mezcla de carburo de silicio y bórax (70 y 30 % a la temperatura de 850, 900 y 950 oCdurante un tiempo de 2, 4 y 6 horas. Como variable dependiente se seleccionó la profundidad del recubrimiento, a partir de lacual se obtuvieron los coeficientes del crecimiento parabólico y la energía de activación en función de la temperatura, el tiempodel proceso y el tipo de acero.La caracterización metalográfica reveló la presencia de la fase Fe2BPalabras claves: Borado, recubrimiento superf icial , t ecnología de recubrimiento.__________________________________________________________________________AbstractIt was determined the influence of the main technological parameters of the boriding process, and a mathematical model thatallows to predict this conduct on the steels Y8A and X12M steels was obtained.The boriding process is applied in a mixture of silicon carbide and borax (70 and 30% at 850, 900 and 950 oC temperatureduring a period of time 2, 4 and 6 hours. As an independent variable the depth of the coat was selected.It was obtained the parabolic growth coefficients, and the activation energy according to temperature, time and the chemicalcomposition of steel.Metallografic analysis reveals the presence of Fe2B phase.Key words: Boriding process, superf icial coat , coat technology.

  2. Interaction of a self-focused laser beam with a DT fusion target in a plasma-loaded cone-guided ICF scheme

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    Saedjalil, N.; Mehrangiz, M.; Jafari, S.; Ghasemizad, A.

    2016-06-01

    In this paper, the interaction of a self-focused laser beam with a DT fusion target in a plasma-loaded cone-guided ICF scheme has been presented. We propose here to merge a plasma-loaded cone with the precompressed DT target in order to strongly focus the incident laser beam on the core to improve the fusion gain. The WKB approximation is used to derive a differential equation that governs the evolution of beamwidth of the incident laser beam with the distance of propagation in the plasma medium. The effects of initial plasma and laser parameters, such as initial plasma electron temperature, initial radius of the laser beam, initial laser beam intensity and plasma density, on self-focusing and defocusing of the Gaussian laser beam have been studied. Numerical results indicate that with increasing the plasma frequency (or plasma density) in the cone, the laser beam will be self-focused noticeably, while for a thinner laser beam (with small radius), it will diverge as propagate in the cone. By evaluating the energy deposition of the relativistic electron ignitors in the fuel, the importance of electron transportation in the cone-attached shell was demonstrated. Moreover, by lessening the least energy needed for ignition, the electrons coupling with the pellet enhances. Therefore, it increases the fusion efficiency. In this scheme, with employing a plasma-loaded cone, the fusion process improves without needing an ultrahigh-intensity laser beam in a conventional ICF.

  3. History of HERMES III diode to z-pinch breakthrough and beyond : learning about pulsed power and z-pinch ICF.

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    Sanford, Thomas W. L.

    2013-04-01

    HERMES III and Z are two flagship accelerators of Sandia's pulsed-power program developed to generate intense-ray fields for the study of nuclear radiation effects, and to explore high energy-density physics (including the production of intense x-ray fields for Inertia Confinement Fusion [ICF]), respectively. A diode at the exit of HERMES III converts its 20-MeV electron beam into-rays. In contrast, at the center of Z, a z-pinch is used to convert its 20-MA current into an intense burst of x-rays. Here the history of how the HERMES III diode emerged from theoretical considerations to actual hardware is discussed. Next, the reverse process of how the experimental discovery of wire-array stabilization in a z-pinch, led to a better theory of wirearray implosions and its application to one of the ICF concepts on Z--the DH (Dynamic Hohlraum) is reviewed. Lastly, the report concludes with how the unexpected axial radiation asymmetry measured in the DH is understood. The first discussion illustrates the evolution of physics from theory-to-observationto- refinement. The second two illustrate the reverse process of observationto- theory-to refinement. The histories are discussed through the vehicle of my research at Sandia, illustrating the unique environment Sandia provides for personal growth and development into a scientific leader.

  4. Acurácia da punção aspirativa por agulha fina e da punção por agulha grossa no diagnóstico de lesões mamárias Diagnostic accuracy of the fine needle aspiration cytologyand core needle biopsy as a diagnostic method for breast lesions

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    Patrícia Pontes Frankel; Viviane Fernandes Esteves; Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler; Roberto José da Silva Vieira

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: avaliar a acurácia da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF) e da punção por agulha grossa (PAG) no diagnóstico da lesão mamária e do câncer de mama. MÉTODOS: trata-se de um estudo transversal, retrospectivo e descritivo, baseado na busca em prontuários médicos. A PAAF e a PAG foram realizadas sequencialmente, como rotina do serviço de Mastologia. Os dois procedimentos percutâneos foram realizados em 233 pacientes, no período de março de 2005 a fevereiro de 2007. Foram incluídas m...

  5. The Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, Version for Children and Youth (ICF-CY), in Portuguese Special Education Assessment and Eligibility Procedures: The Professionals' Perceptions

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    Sanches-Ferreira, Manuela; Silveira-Maia, Mónica; Alves, Sílvia

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    Portugal was the first country decreeing the mandatory use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Child and Youth (ICF-CY) framework for guiding special education assessment process and to base eligibility decision-making on students' functioning profiles--in contrast with traditional approaches centred on…

  6. Estudios de series temporales de energía solar UV-B de 305 nm y espesor de la capa de ozono estratosférico en Arica, norte de Chile Study of time series for 305 nm solar energy UV-B and stratospheric ozone layer thickness Arica in the north of Chile

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    Miguel Rivas

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se muestran los resultados del análisis de las series temporales de la energía solar medida a nivel del suelo, en la banda de 305 nm, y el espesor de la capa de ozono estratosférico. El rasgo más importante es la independencia de los valores de energía a nivel del suelo respecto de la variabilidad de corto periodo de la capa de ozono, siendo probablemente efectos meteorológicos locales los que llevan el mayor peso de la varianza.In this paper, the results obtained by analyzing time series of ground level energy of the solar radiation in the 305 nm band and stratospheric ozone layer thickness are shown. The most relevant feature found is the independence of the variability of the ground level energy with respect to the short period variations of the ozone layer, being the meteorological local effects those which more heavily affect the variability.

  7. Motor training programs of arm and hand in patients with MS according to different levels of the ICF: a systematic review

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    Spooren Annemie IF

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The upper extremity plays an important role in daily functioning of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS and strongly influences their quality of life. However, an explicit overview of arm-hand training programs is lacking. The present review aims to investigate the training components and the outcome of motor training programs for arm and hand in MS. Methods A computerized systematic literature search in 5 databases (PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, PEDro and Cochrane was performed using the following Mesh terms: Multiple Sclerosis, Rehabilitation, Physical Education and Training, Exercise, Patient-Centered Care, Upper Extremity, Activities of Daily Living, Motor Skills, Motor Activity, Intervention Studies and Clinical Trial. The methodological quality of the selected articles was scored with the Van Tulder Checklist. A descriptive analyses was performed using the PICO principle, including scoring of training components with the calculation of Hedges’g effect sizes. Results Eleven studies were eligible (mean Van Tulder-score = 10.82(SD2.96. Most studies reported a specific improvement in arm hand performance at the ICF level that was trained at. The mean number of training components was 5.5(SD2.8 and a significant correlation (r = 0.67; p  Conclusion Motor training programs (both at the ICF body function and activity level have shown to improve arm and hand performance in MS in which the value of the training specificity was emphasized. To optimize upper extremity training in MS the component ‘client-centred’ and ‘exercise progression’ may be important. Furthermore, given the importance attributed to the components ‘distribution based practice’, ‘feedback’ and ‘random practice’ in previous research in stroke patients, the use of these components in arm hand training should be explored in future research.

  8. O diagnóstico do carcinoma metastático de coróide pela biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina (BAAF: relato de caso The diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma of the choroid using fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB: case report

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    Zélia Maria da Silva Corrêa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar o caso de um paciente com carcinoma de pulmão cuja primeira metástase detectada foi em coróide e a abordagem diagnóstica deste caso. MÉTODOS: Um homem de 35 anos, em tratamento devido a uma condensação pulmonar isolada, referiu baixa da acuidade visual súbita, dor, secreção e olho vermelho (olho direito há 10 dias. Ao exame oftalmológico foi detectada a presença de descolamento não regmatogênico de retina e múltiplos focos tumorais em coróide confirmado pela ultra-sonografia ocular diagnóstica. Foi sugerida biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina (BAAF para diagnosticar possível doença metastática. A biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina foi realizada sob anestesia peribulbar e sedação. A rota escolhida foi transvítrea através de esclerotomia a 4 mm do limbo. O procedimento foi monitorado via oftalmoscopia binocular indireta. Foram obtidas 2 amostras de focos tumorais diferentes. Após a biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina, as amostras foram encaminhadas para processamento, fixação e coloração pelos métodos Papanicolaou e hematoxilina-eosina. RESULTADOS: A citologia confirmou a suspeita de múltiplos focos metastáticos coroídeos. Os aspirados ocular e pulmonar revelaram ser de mesma origem devido à reação positiva com pan-citoqueratina (AE1/AE3. O paciente evoluiu para óbito 4 meses após diagnóstico citológico de carcinoma metastático ocular. CONCLUSÕES: A biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina foi eficiente em diagnosticar e correlacionar a citologia ocular com o tumor primário por métodos citoquímicos neste caso. A biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina ainda deve ser usada em casos selecionados e pesquisas futuras serão necessárias para que este procedimento diagnóstico seja considerado padrão em oftalmologia.PURPOSE: To report a case of a patient with lung carcinoma in which the first detected metastasis was to the choroid, how it was diagnosed and confirmed. METHODS: A 35 year-old white

  9. Diagnóstico da área cultivada com uva fina de mesa (Vitis vinifera L sob cobertura plástica e do manejo de pragas Area grown with table grape (Vitis vinifera L under protected cultivation and pest management practices used by growers in Caxias do Sul, RS

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    Rodrigo Formolo

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foi realizado o censo das áreas cultivadas com uvas finas de mesa sob cultivo protegido e a identificação das principais espécies de pragas e estratégias de controle empregadas pelos produtores, no município de Caxias do Sul-RS. Na safra de 2007/2008, foram identificados os produtores envolvidos com a atividade no município e através de entrevista presencial e semiestruturada ao estabelecimento produtivo, registrou-se a área cultivada e variedades. Para produtores com cultivo de áreas superiores a 2.000m² da cultivar Itália, com dois anos ou mais de produção, foi aplicado outro questionário na safra de 2008/2009 com o objetivo de levantar as informações referentes: a espécies de insetos e ácaros-praga que danificam as uvas finas de mesa na propriedade, segundo o viticultor; b conhecer a realidade do manejo de insetos e ácaros-praga na cultura; c verificar os parâmetros que o produtor utiliza para a aplicação de inseticidas; d conhecer os produtos aplicados, e e identificar o tipo de assistência técnica recebida pelo viticultor. Foram identificados 43 produtores de uvas finas de mesa sob cultivo protegido com área total cultivada de 30,36 ha, sendo 70,31% desta área da cultivar Itália. As pragas mais importantes mencionadas pelos produtores foram tripes - Frankliniella rodeos Moulton e a mosca-das-frutas-sul-americana Anastrepha fraterculus (Wied. O manejo realizado para controle destas pragas é através da aplicação de inseticidas com os ingredientes ativos acefato e fentiona, respectivamente, com base em calendário. Os principais problemas enfrentados para implementar estratégias de manejo de pragas no cultivo são a falta de assistência técnica, a ausência de metodologias confiáveis para o monitoramento e o reduzido número de inseticidas autorizados para a cultura.The area grown with table grapes (Vitis vinifera under protected cultivation, pests associated with the crop and control

  10. Formación de capa híbrida al cementar postes metálicos y de fibra de vidrio en dientes tratados endodónticamente Hybrid layer formation using metal post and fiber post into endodontically trated canal roots

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    V. Valenzuela Aránguiz

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó al microscopio electrónico de barrido (MEB la efectividad de la adhesión lograda dentro de conductos tratados utilizando dos sistemas adhesivos, uno de fotocurado (Single Bond y otro dual (Prime & Bond NT + Self-Cure Activator y dos sistemas de postes (fibra de vidrio y metálicos. El objetivo fue evaluar la formación de capa híbrida y tags de resina al interior de los conductos radiculares. Método: Doce piezas dentarias fueron preparadas para recibir un poste. Se dividieron en dos grupos de 6 piezas, a cada uno de los cuales se les colocó un tipo de poste. Ambos grupos fueron subdivididos en dos, aplicándoles distintos adhesivos, la resina de cementación RelyX ARC y el poste correspondiente. Las muestras fueron cortadas longitudinalmente y preparadas para la observación al MEB. Resultados: No se evidenciaron diferencias en cuanto al espesor de la capa híbrida entre los grupos. Se concluye que la capa híbrida y tags de resina formados dentro de los conductos utilizando ambos sistemas de postes y diferentes sistemas adhesivos, no son satisfactorios.The goal of this study was to evaluate the adhesive effectiveness attained in root canals endodontically treated with a scanning electronic microscope (SEM. We used two adhesive systems (Single Bond and Prime&Bond NT + Self Cure Activator and two post systems (fiberglass and metallic. The main objective was to evaluate the hybrid layer and resin tag formation inside each root canal. Twelve teeth were used, which were prepared for receiving the post. The teeth were divided into two groups of 6 pieces each. Each group received one type of post. In turn, each group was subdivided in two (a total of 4, receiving different adhesives, the cementation resin RelyX ARC and the corresponding post. The samples were cut longitudinally and prepared to be scrutinized with the microscope. The results showed that the adhesion inside the canal roots was not reliable. No difference regarding the

  11. Application of ICF to rehabilitation evaluation and follow-up study of children with traumatic brain injury%ICF在儿童脑外伤康复评定及随访中的应用

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    于梅; 王然; 吕文强; 李会会; 吴丽慧

    2012-01-01

    [目的]探讨《国际功能、残疾和健康分类》ICF在儿童脑外伤康复功能评定和随访中的作用. [方法]对照国际疾病分类(ICD-10)对儿童脑外伤的疾病分类,运用脑外伤ICF简要核心组合表对本院2006年5月-2011年5月期间儿童脑外伤的住院病人进行功能评定和随访,分析儿童脑外伤的年龄分布与病因特点. [结果] 1)儿童脑外伤的致伤原因与各年龄阶段的发育特征相关,0~6岁以高处坠落伤为主,7~12岁以高处坠落伤和车祸伤为主,13~18岁以自我伤害和他人伤害为主.2)年龄越小,平均ICF得分越高;车祸伤、高处坠落伤、自我伤害和他人伤害平均ICF得分依次降低. [结论]ICF能有效、全面地评定、随访和指导儿童脑外伤的治疗和康复,ICF对功能的评定和ICD-10对病因的诊断相互补充.儿童脑外伤在0~6岁预防重点是高处坠落,7~12岁预防重点是高处坠落和车祸,13~18岁预防重点是自我伤害和他人伤害.%[Objective] Application of ICF to Rehabilitation evaluation and follow-up study of children with traumatic brain injury. [Methods] From May 2006 to May 2011,48 traumatic brain injury children acceptted the rehabilitation therapy were measured by ICF in the second affiliated hospital of Wenzhou Medical College and the disease were diagnosised by ICD-10; Application of ICF to follow-up study for all the children with traumatic brain injury and the 144 children were analyzed by distribution of age and the reason of wounds. [Results] Dthe reason for children with traumatic brain inju-ry was relate to ages stage and developmental characteristics,0 to 6 years old children with traumatic nrain injury primarily by high fall injury,7 to 12 years old by high fall injury and traffic accident wound,13 to 18 years old by self-harm and other people injury. 2)The younger age with traumatic brain injury was,the score was higher in ICF. The average ICF score decreased by turns from in

  12. A systematic review of outcomes assessed in randomized controlled trials of surgical interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF as a reference tool

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    Leite José

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A wide range of outcomes have been assessed in trials of interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS, however there appears to be little consensus on what constitutes the most relevant outcomes. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify the outcomes assessed in randomized clinical trials of surgical interventions for CTS and to compare these to the concepts contained in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF. Methods The bibliographic databases Medline, AMED and CINAHL were searched for randomized controlled trials of surgical treatment for CTS. The outcomes assessed in these trials were identified, classified and linked to the different domains of the ICF. Results Twenty-eight studies were retrieved which met the inclusion criteria. The most frequently assessed outcomes were self-reported symptom resolution, grip or pinch strength and return to work. The majority of outcome measures employed assessed impairment of body function and body structure and a small number of studies used measures of activity and participation. Conclusion The ICF provides a useful framework for identifying the concepts contained in outcome measures employed to date in trials of surgical intervention for CTS and may help in the selection of the most appropriate domains to be assessed, especially where studies are designed to capture the impact of the intervention at individual and societal level. Comparison of results from different studies and meta-analysis would be facilitated through the use of a core set of standardised outcome measures which cross all domains of the ICF. Further work on developing consensus on such a core set is needed.

  13. Ácido linoléico conjugado e perfil de ácidos graxos no músculo e na capa de gordura de novilhos bubalinos alimentados com diferentes fontes de lipídios Linoleic conjugated acid and fatty acids profile in the muscle and fat layer of water buffalo steers fed different fat sources

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    M.M. Ladeira; M.A.A.F. Barbosa; D.M.P. Assunção; Matsushita, M.; G.T. Santos; Oliveira, R. L.

    2008-01-01

    Avaliaram-se o teor de ácido linoléico conjugado (CLA) e o perfil de ácidos graxos no músculo e na capa de gordura de novilhos bubalinos alimentados com diferentes fontes de lipídios. Utilizaram-se 12 animais castrados, da raça Murrah, com peso vivo de 306±8kg, submetidos aos tratamentos sem lipídeo adicional, grão de soja e óleo de soja, confinados durante 84 dias. Após o abate a carcaça foi resfriada a 5ºC, durante 24 horas. Foi feita secção entre a nona e a 11ª costelas da meia carc...

  14. Ácido linoléico conjugado e perfil de ácidos graxos no músculo e na capa de gordura de novilhos bubalinos alimentados com diferentes fontes de lipídios Linoleic conjugated acid and fatty acids profile in the muscle and fat layer of water buffalo steers fed different fat sources

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    R.L. Oliveira

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o teor de ácido linoléico conjugado (CLA e o perfil de ácidos graxos no músculo e na capa de gordura de novilhos bubalinos alimentados com diferentes fontes de lipídios. Utilizaram-se 12 animais castrados, da raça Murrah, com peso vivo de 306±8kg, submetidos aos tratamentos sem lipídeo adicional, grão de soja e óleo de soja, confinados durante 84 dias. Após o abate a carcaça foi resfriada a 5ºC, durante 24 horas. Foi feita secção entre a nona e a 11ª costelas da meia carcaça direita, de onde se separou músculo e capa de gordura, analisadas as concentrações de CLA e de ácidos graxos, por cromatografia gasosa. O fornecimento de óleo de soja resultou em maior concentração de CLA no músculo e na capa de gordura, e a adição de óleo de soja menores concentrações de ácidos graxos saturados, principalmente os ácidos mirístico e palmítico. Os animais que receberam a dieta com grão de soja integral também apresentaram menor teor de CLA e redução nas concentrações de mirístico e palmítico. Esses efeitos foram observados somente na capa de gordura e em menor intensidade.The effect of different fat sources on fatty acid concentrations in the muscle and in the fat layer of water buffalo steers was studied. Twelve water buffalo steers weighting 306±8kg, fed without additional fat, soybean grain or soybean oil and confined during 84 days were used. The animals were slaughtered after 16-hours-fasting and the carcass was cooled at 5ºC, for 24 hours. A section was extracted between 9th and 11th ribs from the right half carcass and this section was separated in bone, muscle and fat layer. In the last two fractions, the fatty acids, including conjugated linoleic acid (CLA, were quantified by gaseous chromatography. The soybean oil provided higher CLA concentrations in the steers muscle and fat layer. Moreover, the soybean oil inclusion promoted lower saturated fatty acids contents, mainly miristic and palmitic

  15. Modelo predictivo del espesor de la capa de óxido y microdureza en aluminio Al3003-B14 y Al6063-T6 anodizado usando análisis multifactorial Oxide film thickness and microhardness prediction model of Al3003-B14 and Al6063-T6 anodized aluminum using multifactorial analysis

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    Leonardo Eladio Vergara Guillén

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se modela a partir de los parámetros del proceso el espesor de la capa de óxido y la microdureza de los aluminios Al3003 y Al6063 anodizados. Para ello se realizaron estudios de la microdureza y espesor de capa de la superficie anodizada, utilizando técnicas de análisis multifactorial y diseño robusto. Se establecieron los siguientes niveles de los parámetros del proceso: temperatura [15 °C, 25 °C], tiempo [30 min; 60 min], concentración de electrolito [1,2 M; 2 M], densidad de corriente [1 Amp/dm²; 3 Amp/dm²], aluminio [Al3003,Al6063] y como variable de ruido, la deformación plástica [0%, 10%, 20%, 30%]. Se propuso un diseño fraccionado 2(7-2 mixto, con el cual se efectuó un total de 48 pruebas usando soluciones electrolíticas de ácido sulfúrico. La medición de microdureza se realizó con un indentador Vickers con carga de 400 g; el espesor de la capa de óxido se captó mediante microscopia electrónica. A los resultados se les realizó un análisis de varianza (ANOVA, para determinar los factores significativos y la robustez de los efectos. Se encontraron resultados de microdureza [HV] [85,74-308,87]; y espesor de óxido [µm] [12,82- 94,69]. Finalmente, se muestran los modelos de predicción de cada una de las respuestas en función de los factores significativos estas ecuaciones permitirán seleccionar la microdureza y espesor de la capa de óxido para cumplir los requerimientos de un producto particular mediante una selección apropiada de los parámetros del proceso.In this research, the thickness of the oxide layer and the microhardness of anodized aluminum Al3003 and Al6063 are modeled based on process parameters. To this end, studies of the microhardness and the thickness layer of the anodized surface were made, via techniques of multifactorial analysis and robust design. The following levels of the process parameters were established: temperature [15°C, 25°C], time [30min; 60min

  16. Estudio de "las capas del cabo ladrillero superior" en el cabo homónimo, mioceno inferior de la cuenca austral, tierra del fuego Study of "The Upper Cabo Ladrillero Beds" in the homonym locality, Lower Miocene of the Austral Basin, Tierra del Fuego

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    Estefanía P Tudisca

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available En los acantilados del cabo Ladrillero, situado sobre la costa atlántica de la Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, afloran parte de los depósitos cuspidales que rellenan la cuenca de antepaís Austral o de Magallanes. Estos depósitos del Mioceno inferior son conocidos como "capas del Cabo Ladrillero" y "capas del Cabo San Pablo", siendo las "capas del Cabo Ladrillero superior" las analizadas en este trabajo. La zona de estudio, situada a una decena de kilómetros al norte del frente orogénico emergente (Punta Gruesa, permitió reconocer cuatro asociaciones de facies que registran depósitos gravitacionales resedimentados en un ambiente marino supra batial y una cuña deltaica progradante y somerizante hacia el noreste. Entre los rasgos más conspicuos observados en esta sucesión se destacan bancos deformados, intervalos macizos y abundantes diques clásticos, cuyo análisis estadístico indica un patrón transtensivo. Los microfósiles documentados en el área y utilizados previamente como herramienta para sostener un ambiente marino profundo provienen de niveles estratigráficos infrayacentes y corresponden a niveles de la Formación Desdémona y las capas del Cabo Ladrillero inferior, aflorantes hacia el sur de la zona de estudio. Las evidencias sedimentológicas no son concluyentes respecto de la batimetría, pero la ausencia de turbiditas clásicas, flujos hiperpícnicos, la abundancia de bancos deformados y resedimentados, restos vegetales y fragmentos de carbón son compatibles con un ambiente somero y deltaico con altas tasas de aporte y pendientes inestables antes que un ambiente marino profundo, y sugieren una historia compleja de la evolución del relleno sedimentario que no se explica meramente con los esquemas basados exclusivamente en el contenido de foraminíferos que domina en la literatura.In the cliffs of the Ladrillero cape, situated on the Atlantic coast of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, the uppermost records of the

  17. Influência da energia de soldagem em uniões de lâminas finas através de laser pulsado de Nd:YAG Effect of the heat input on pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of thin foil

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    Vicente A. Ventrella

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A soldagem laser vem sendo utilizada como um importante processo de manufatura. Ela pode ser utilizada tanto no modo contínuo quanto no modo pulsado. No processo onde se utiliza laser pulsado é possível realizar soldas de costura em lâminas finas, através da sobreposição dos pulsos. Nesse caso a velocidade de soldagem é definida pela taxa de sobreposição, taxa de repetição e diâmetro do pulso. A soldagem de sobreposição de lâminas finas apresenta problemas típicos como distorção excessiva da junta soldada, falta de contato entre as lâminas a serem soldadas (presença de um gap de ar, perfuração da junta e presença de altos níveis de tensões residuais. O processo de laser pulsado é preferido em relação ao processo por laser contínuo, pois ele possibilita um melhor controle da energia de soldagem. O presente trabalho estudou a influência da energia do pulso, no caso processo de soldagem laser Nd:YAG, na soldagem de lâminas finas ( 100µm de aço inoxidável austenítico AISI 316L, utilizado no revestimento de sensores (que trabalham em ambiente corrosivo da indústria sucroalcooleira. Utilizou-se energia de pulso de 1,0 a 2,25 Joules, com incremento de 0,25 Joules e largura temporal de 4 ms. As soldas foram realizadas com proteção gasosa de argônio. Foram realizadas análises macrográficas das juntas soldadas, através de secções transversais das mesmas e, ensaios de microdureza Vickers e ensaios de tração. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que o controle da energia do pulso, em processo de soldagem por laser de lâminas finas é de fundamental importância para a geração de juntas soldadas com boas propriedades mecânicas e livres de descontinuidades. O limite de resistência da junta soldada aumentou no início e depois sofreu um pequeno decréscimo em função do aumento da energia do pulso. O processo mostrou-se muito sensível à presença de gap entre as lâminas.Laser beam welding has been used widely

  18. Fracciones de carbono orgánico en la capa arable: efecto de los sistemas de cultivo y fertilización nitrogenada Organic carbon fractions in the arable layer: cropping systems and nitrogen fertilization effects

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    Maximiliano J Eiza

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    Full Text Available Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar el efecto de siete sistemas de cultivo (SC en un experimento de larga duración: pastura permanente (PP, agricultura permanente bajo siembra directa (SD (SD100 y labranza convencional (LC (LC100, rotación agricultura pastura (50%-50% del tiempo bajo SD (SD50 y LC (LC50, rotación agricultura pastura (75%-25% del tiempo bajo SD (SD75 y LC (LC75 y dos dosis de fertilización nitrogenada: 0 y 120 kg N ha-1, sobre el carbono orgánico total (COT y particulado (COP, para 0-20 cm en 1994 y para 0-5, 5-20 y 0-20 cm de profundidad en 2003. En 1994, los mayores COP y COT se asociaron a manejos con períodos agrícolas previos cortos. En 2003, se encontraron diferencias entre SC en COT en la capa de 0-5 cm de profundidad, siendo PP, LC50 y SD50 los tratamientos con mayor COT. El COP fue más alto bajo PP, LC50 y SD50 a 0-5 y 0-20 cm de profundidad. A 0-5 cm COP bajo SD fue significativamente mayor que bajo LC. A 5-20 cm de profundidad, las diferencias en COP no fueron claras entre SC aunque, tendió a disminuir con los años bajo agricultura. La fertilización determinó mayor COP a 5-20 y 0-20 cm de profundidad. Las diferencias en la variación entre 1994 y 2003 entre SC fueron significativas para COP y COT. Por otro lado, la variación relativa de COP fue más alta que la de las otras variables. Se concluye que las rotaciones cortas de agricultura-pastura, la SD y la fertilización nitrogenada mejoran el COP y el COT. Para las condiciones de este experimento, COP ha sido un indicador más sensible que COT y sería capaz de detectar los efectos de las prácticas de manejo.In the southeastern Buenos Aires Province (Argentina unsuitable combination of crop rotation and tillage systems (cropping systems, SC has reduced soil organic matter content. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of seven SC in a long term experiment (since 1976 started in 1994: permanent pasture (PP, permanent cropping under no tillage (SD (SD100 and

  19. Optical Mixing in the Strong Coupling Regime: A New Method of Beam Conditioning at Hohlraum LEH and Direct Drive ICF Coronal Plasmas

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    Mardirian, Marine; Afeyan, Bedros; Huller, Stefan; Montgomery, David; Froula, Dustin; Kirkwood, Robert

    2012-10-01

    We will present theoretical and computational results on Brillouin interactions between two beams in co-, counter-, and orthogonal propagation geometries. The beams will be structured (with speckle patterns), the plasma will have inhomogeneous flow including the Mach -1 surface. As the growth rate of the instability surpasses the natural frequency of the ion wave, the strong coupling regime (SCR) is reached, where reactive quasi-modes with intensity dependent frequency shifts result. This is especially true in laser hot spots. We trace the consequences of operations in this regime with different damping rates on the ion acoustic waves. We consider convective and absolute instabilities as well as the design of experiments which could examine these new regimes of instability behavior with new 10 psec time resolved diagnostics. Whether well enough conditioned beams can result after 10's or 100's of pairwise crossings in direct and indirect drive ICF configurations, and whether SRS can thus be strongly suppressed downstream, remains to be demonstrated. But the prospects exist for such new paths to instability control in a staged manner before STUD pulses are implemented.-

  20. Exploring the Relation Between Impairment Rating by AMA Guide and Activity and Participation Based on ICF in the Patients with Hand Injuries.

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    Farzad, Maryam; Asgari, Ali; Layeghi, Fereydoun; Yazdani, Farzaneh; Hosseini, Seyyed Ali; Rassafiani, Mehdi; Kus, Sandra

    2015-12-01

    The aim of this paper is to analyze the relation between components of disability with distinguished score of impairment, activity and participation questionnaire based on clinical data of persons with hand injuries. Impairment was evaluated by use of AMA guide 6th edition and disability by DASH questionnaire on Convenience sample of patients (N = 117), with chronic hand injuries. Linking and allocating items of the DASH were done based on the ICF Core Set for Hand Conditions and the opinions of a group of experts from different related fields. Data was analyses by using Kappa index, Chi square test and a set of Pearson, Part and Partial correlations coefficient. Most of the DASH items were allocated to the activity; one to four of the items could not be classified and 0 to 22 were classified as having overlap. Participation and activity scores correlated positively with each other (r > 0.80). Impairment had high correlation with activity and participation scores (>73). With controlling the effect of each or both construct, this relation between them with impairment diminished but still significant between activity and impairment. There is a huge overlap in definition of activity and participation. The most effecting item in relation of disability and impairment is activity restriction. Participation had no relation with impairment. PMID:26578828

  1. Practical Recommendations for Robot-Assisted Treadmill Therapy (Lokomat) in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Indications, Goal Setting, and Clinical Implementation within the WHO-ICF Framework.

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    Aurich-Schuler, Tabea; Warken, Birgit; Graser, Judith V; Ulrich, Thilo; Borggraefe, Ingo; Heinen, Florian; Meyer-Heim, Andreas; van Hedel, Hubertus J A; Schroeder, A Sebastian

    2015-08-01

    Active participation and the highest level of independence during daily living are primary goals in neurorehabilitation. Therefore, standing and walking are key factors in many rehabilitation programs. Despite inconclusive evidence considering the best application and efficacy of robotic tools in the field of pediatric neurorehabilitation, robotic technologies have been implemented to complement conventional therapies in recent years. A group of experienced therapists and physicians joined in an "expert panel." They compared their clinical application protocols, discussed recurring open questions, and developed experience-based recommendations for robot-assisted treadmill therapy (exemplified by the Lokomat, Hocoma, Volketswil, Switzerland) with a focus on children with cerebral palsy. Specific indications and therapeutic goals were defined considering the severity of motor impairments and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework (ICF). After five meetings, consensus was found and recommendations for the implementation of robot-assisted treadmill therapy including postsurgery rehabilitation were proposed. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview on therapeutical applications in a fast developing field of medicine, where scientific evidence is still scarce. These recommendations can help physicians and therapists to plan the child's individual therapy protocol of robot-assisted treadmill therapy. PMID:26011438

  2. Discussing of Mental Rehabilitation of Children with Disability under ICF Theory and Practice%运用ICF理论与方法对残疾儿童心理康复相关问题的探讨

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    许有云; 何侃; 张立松

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    目的:基于《国际功能、残疾和健康分类》(ICF)的理念架构探讨残疾儿童心理康复工作。方法通过分析ICF,重新阐释残疾儿童心理康复工作的目标、工作团队组建、环境支持和核心问题等。结果心理康复的目标主要体现在残疾儿童精神功能的康复上;要组建包括医学、心理学、教育学、社会工作等多学科的工作团队;专业工作者、家庭、社区、同伴及无障碍环境等支持性环境塑造是实现残疾儿童心理康复目标的有效手段。尊重、平等是残疾儿童心理康复的前提;积极关注是残疾儿童心理康复的工作态度。结论 ICF-CY可以为残疾儿童心理康复提供有效的工作框架。%Objective To discuss the mental rehabilitation of disabled children under International Classification of Functioning, Disabil-ity and Health (ICF). Methods The target, the organization of work team, environment support and the core problems of disabled children's mental rehabilitation were discussed based on the concept of ICF. Results The goal of mental rehabilitation was to recover the mental func-tion of disabled children. The multidisciplinary team should include medicine, psychology, education, social work and so on. Supportive en-vironments such as professional workers, families, communities, partner and barrier-free environment were the effective means of disabled children's mental rehabilitation. Respect and equality were the precondition of disabled children's mental rehabilitation, and positive atten-tion should be the working attitude. Conclusion ICF-CY can provide a new perspective and framework for the mental rehabilitation of dis-abled children.

  3. Acúmulo de ácido oxálico e cristais de cálcio em ectomicorrizas de eucalipto.: II- formação de cristais de oxalato de cálcio induzida por fungos ectomicorrízicos em raízes laterais finas Accumulation of oxalic acid and calcium crystals in ectomycorrhizas of eucalypt.: II- calcium oxalate crystal formation induced by ectomicorrhizal fungi in fine lateral roots

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    Jhon Alexander Zambrano Gonzalez; Maurício Dutra Costa; Ivo Ribeiro Silva; Júlio César Lima Neves; Nairam Félix de Barros; Arnaldo Chaer Borges

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    O eucalipto é eficiente na aquisição de Ca do solo, mas pouco se sabe sobre a participação das ectomicorrizas e dos ácidos orgânicos nesse processo em campo. O acúmulo de cristais de Ca (CaOx) foi avaliado em, aproximadamente, 2.100 raízes laterais finas e ectomicorrizas do híbrido de Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla, cultivado por 2,5 anos em área com topografia típica em meia laranja, com vertente côncavo-convexa, na região de Viçosa, MG. Técnicas de microscopia óptica e microscopi...

  4. Acúmulo de ácido oxálico e cristais de cálcio em ectomicorrizas de eucalipto.: I- produção de ácido oxálico e concentração de nutrientes em raízes laterais finas colonizadas por fungos ectomicorrízicos Accumulation of oxalic acid and calcium crystals in eucalypt ectomycorrhizas.: I- oxalic acid production and nutrient concentration in fine lateral roots colonized with ectomicorrhizal fungi

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    Jhon Alexander Zambrano Gonzalez; Maurício Dutra Costa; Ivo Ribeiro Silva; Júlio César Lima Neves; Nairam Félix de Barros; Arnaldo Chaer Borges

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    O eucalipto apresenta ótimo crescimento em solo com baixa fertilidade, mas pouco se sabe sobre a participação das ectomicorrizas e de ácidos orgânicos na aquisição e no acúmulo de nutrientes pela planta em campo. A produção de ácido oxálico e sua relação com as concentrações de P, Ca, Mg e K foram avaliadas em ectomicorrizas e raízes laterais finas de híbrido de Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla, de 2,5 anos de idade, na região de Viçosa, MG. A área de estudo apresenta topografia típi...

  5. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina no diagnóstico de linfadenopatias e tumores sólidos em crianças e adolescentes Fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of lymphadenopathies and solid tumors in children and adolescents

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    Wallace Acioli Freire de Gois

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a importância diagnóstica da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF em crianças e adolescentes portadores de linfadenopatias e tumores sólidos. MÉTODOS: Análise retrospectiva dos pacientes com idade igual ou inferior a 18 anos, atendidos no Centro de Pediatria Cirúrgica do Hospital Universitário de Brasília, Universidade de Brasília, no período de julho de 2000 a julho de 2005. Foram calculados: sensibilidade, especificidade, precisão (acurácia diagnóstica, valor preditivo positivo e valor preditivo negativo. RESULTADOS: Em 50 pacientes estudados, os resultados da PAAF mostraram sensibilidade de 90,9%; especificidade de 100%, precisão diagnóstica de 95% e valores preditivos positivo e negativo de 100% e 90%, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: Em nossa experiência, a PAAF é um método preciso, simples e seguro, útil no diagnóstico de linfadenopatias e tumores sólidos em crianças e adolescentes.BACKGROUND: To evaluate the diagnostic value of the fine needle aspiration biopsy in children and adolescents with solid tumors or lymphadenopathy. METHODS: 18 years old or less patients were observed since July 2000 to July 2005. We observed: sensibility, specificity, diagnostic accuracy and predictive value. RESULTS: In 50 studied patients the fine needle aspiration biopsy we found 90.9% sensibility, 100% specificity, 95% diagnostic accuracy, 100% positive predictive value and 90% negative predictive value. CONCLUSION: The fine needle aspiration biopsy is a easy, safe and accurate diagnostic method for solid tumors and lymphadenopathies.

  6. O papel das Classificações da OMS - CID e CIF nas definições de deficiência e incapacidade The role of WHO Classifications - ICD and ICF - on definitions of disability

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    Heloisa Brunow Ventura Di Nubila

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    Full Text Available A Organização Mundial de Saúde tem hoje duas classificações de referência para a descrição dos estados de saúde: a Classificação Estatística Internacional de Doenças e Problemas Relacionados à Saúde, que corresponde à décima revisão da Classificação Internacional de Doenças (CID-10 e a Classificação Internacional de Funcionalidade, Incapacidade e Saúde (CIF. A utilização da CIF vem sendo aguardada com grande expectativa pelas organizações de pessoas com deficiências e instituições relacionadas. A falta de definição clara de "deficiência" ou "incapacidade" tem sido apontada como um impedimento para a promoção de saúde de pessoas com deficiência. É importante que essas definições, especialmente no âmbito legislativo e regulamentar, sejam consistentes e se fundamentem num modelo coerente sobre o processo que origina as situações de incapacidade. Este artigo tem como objetivo apresentar elementos da CID-10 e da CIF, e o papel que desempenham para definir deficiência e incapacidade. Os componentes da CIF podem contribuir para diferentes campos de aplicabilidade no que diz respeito ao entendimento das definições de deficiência ou incapacidade a partir do conceito de funcionalidade e dos fatores contextuais.The World Health Organization has two current reference classifications for the description of health conditions: ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems and ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The utilization of the ICF is being awaited with high expectations by organizations of people with disabilities and related institutions. The lack of a clear definition of "disability" is being pointed out as a deterrent for promoting the health of people with disabilities. It is important that these definitions, especially for legal and regulatory fields, be consistent and based on a coherent model on the process that leads to

  7. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina: desempenho no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis Fine needle aspiration biopsy: performance in the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses

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    Orlando José de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar, de forma prospectiva, o desempenho da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis. Método: avaliaram-se a sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos e a acurácia deste teste em 102 mulheres com idade superior a 30 anos, com nódulos mamários palpáveis, atendidas na Universidade Estadual de Campinas. As punções foram realizadas por um único examinador. Resultados: o procedimento teve sensibilidade de 97%, especificidade de 87%, valor preditivo positivo de 94% e negativo de 93%. A taxa de material insuficiente ou insatisfatório foi de 16% na primeira punção, diminuindo para 2% com uma nova PAAF. Conclusões: Este teste mostrou-se altamente sensível e específico no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis, reafirmando-se a sua grande importância na abordagem clínica de nódulos palpáveis.Purpose: to evaluate, in a prospective way, the performance of the fine needle aspiration biopsy in the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses. Method: the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values for this test were evaluated in 102 women with age above 30 years and a palpable breast mass, who were attended at the University of Campinas. All punctures were performed by the same examiner. Results: the procedure had a sensitivity of 97%, specificity of 87%, positive predictive value of 94% and negative predictive value of 93%. The insufficient or unsatisfactory sample rate was 16% for the first aspiration, decreasing to 2% with a new procedure. Conclusions: this test showed to be highly sensitive and specific for the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses, reassuring its great importance for the clinical approach of palpable masses.

  8. Compton Radiography of ICF implosions

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    Tommasini, Riccardo

    2011-10-01

    Laser-produced, micro-wire backlighters in a point-projection geometry, generating X-ray photons with energies ranging from 50keV to 200 keV, have been used to record time-resolved 2D radiographs of the dense cold fuel surrounding the hot spot of inertial confinement fusion implosions at the OMEGA facility [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)]. The radiographs have spatial and temporal resolution of ~10 μm and ~10 ps, respectively, and allow localized measurements of areal mass densities with 7% accuracy. The experimental results show 3D non-uniformities and lower than 1D expected areal densities attributed to drive asymmetries and hydroinstabilities. The areal density measurements from radiographs compare well to the values obtained from charged particle spectrometry. We are preparing similar experiments using this technique to obtain radiographs of cryogenic implosions at the National Ignition Facility. This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.

  9. Kinetic studies of ICF implosions

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    Kagan, Grigory; Herrmann, H. W.; Kim, Y.-H.; Schmitt, M. J.; Hakel, P.; Hsu, S. C.; Hoffman, N. M.; Svyatsky, D.; Baalrud, S. D.; Daligault, J. O.; Sio, H.; Zylstra, A. B.; Rosenberg, M. J.; Rinderknecht, H. G.; Gatu Johnson, M.; Frenje, J. A.; Séguin, F. H.; Li, C. K.; Petrasso, R. D.; Albright, B. J.; Taitano, W.; Kyrala, G. A.; Bradley, P. A.; Huang, C.-K.; McDevitt, C. J.; Chacon, L.; Srinivasan, B.; McEvoy, A. M.; Joshi, T. R.; Adams, C. S.

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    Kinetic effects on inertial confinement fusion have been investigated. In particular, inter-ion-species diffusion and suprathermal ion distribution have been analyzed. The former drives separation of the fuel constituents in the hot reacting core and governs mix at the shell/fuel interface. The latter underlie measurements obtained with nuclear diagnostics, including the fusion yield and inferred ion burn temperatures. Basic mechanisms behind and practical consequences from these effects are discussed.

  10. AS DIFERENÇAS FINAS: DE SIMMEL A LUHMANN

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    Cohn Gabriel

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Tendências recentes na teoria social indicam o crescimento do interesse por esquemas analíticos diferentes daqueles que se concentram na ação racional segundo um "paradigma da troca". Opõem-se, também, à distinção convencional entre "individualismo" e "holismo". O artigo procura analisar conjuntamente as contribuições de dois autores aparentemente distantes entre si (Simmel e Luhmann para esse debate.

  11. Comparison and physical interpretation of MCNP and TART neutron and γ Monte Carlo shielding calculations for a heavy-ion ICF system

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    Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) aims to induce implosions of D-T pellets to obtain a extremely dense and hot plasma with lasers or heavy-ion beams. For heavy-ion fusion (HIF), recent research has focused on 'liquid-protected' designs that allow highly compact target chambers. In the design of a reactor such as HYLIFE-II [Fus. Techol. 25 (1984); HYLIFE-II Progress Report, UCID-21816, 4.82-100], the liquid used is a molten salt made of F10, Li6, Li7, Be9 (called flibe). Flibe allows the final-focus magnets to be closer to the target, which helps to reduce the focus spot size and in turn the size of the driver, with a large reduction of the cost of HIF electricity. Consequently the superconducting coils of the magnets closer to the D-T neutron source will potentially suffer higher damage though they can stand only a certain amount of energy deposited before quenching. This work has been primarily focusing on verifying that total energy deposited by fusion neutrons and induced γ rays remain under such limit values and the final purpose is the optimization of the shielding of the magnetic lens system from the points of view of the geometrical configuration and of the physical nature of the materials adopted. The system is analyzed in terms of six geometrical models going from simplified up to much more realistic representations of a system of 192 beam lines, each focused by six magnets. A 3-D transport calculation of the radiation penetrating through ducts, that takes into account the complexity of the system, requires Monte Carlo methods. The technical nature of the design problem and the methodology followed were presented in a previous paper [Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 464 (2001) 410] by summarizing briefly the results for the deposited energy distribution on the six focal magnets of a beam line. Now a comparison of the performances of the two codes TART98 [TART98: A Coupled Neutron-Photon 3-D Combinational Geometry Monte Carlo Transport Code, Lawrence Livermore

  12. The imagetic construction of a crime: analysis of magazine covers on the case of Isabella Nardoni A construção imagética de um crime: análise das capas de revistas sobre o caso Isabella Nardoni

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    Andréa Gama Piana

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    Full Text Available Since the beginning of time, the image has been present in our lives, taking up different functions. Throughout history, production and support techniques have changed and the image has gained more power to a point where, in some moments, it substitutes texts and drives opinion making. Therefore, the objective of this work is to analyze the visual elements found on the covers of Veja, Isto É and Época on the Isabela Nardoni’s case, verifying the significance of the image for the construction of narratives surrounding the facts. The theoretical and conceptual background used in the analysis is based on two authors: Harry Pross, who, through his signs relational theory, searches for the visual readings of several cultural texts by an axes interpretation (insideoutside, above-below, bright-dark. The other author, Ivan Bystrina, one of the main thinkers in Culture Semiotics, like Pross, understands the perception by axes, or poles, stressing that the negative always attracts more attention, emphasizing that these characteristics are based on archaic values still ingrained in man. In this work, it was possible to see, through the exposed references, significant elements for the visual construction of the narrative of a crime on magazine covers.Desde nossos primórdios, a imagem esteve presente assumindo diferentes funções no tempo. Ao longo da história, as técnicas de produção e suportes se modificam e a imagem ganha um espaço cada vez maior a ponto de, em determinados momentos, substituir os próprios textos e direcionar a formação de opiniões. Assim objetivou-se analisar os elementos visuais presentes nas capas das revistas Veja, Isto É e Época, referentes ao caso Isabella Nardoni, anotando a significação da imagem para uma construçãode narrativas em torno dos fatos. O embasamento teórico e conceitual utilizado na realização das análises segue o pensamento de dois autores, sendo o primeiro Harry Pross que, através de sua

  13. Influência de diferentes embalagens de atmosfera modificada sobre a aceitação de uvas finas de mesa var. Itália mantidas sob refrigeração Influence of different modified atmosphere packaging on overall acceptance of fine table grapes var. Italia stored under refrigeration

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    Fábio YAMASHITA

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    Full Text Available Foi feito um estudo sobre o comportamento de uvas finas de mesa (Vitis vinifera L. var. Itália frente à armazenagem refrigerada e à utilização de embalagem, para aumentar a vida-de-prateleira. Cachos da uva no estádio verde maduro foram embalados individualmente em três diferentes filmes plásticos (Cryovac® PD-900; Cryovac® PD-955 e Cryovac® PD-961EZ de alta permeabilidade ao oxigênio e ao gás carbônico e armazenados a 1ºC (85-95% UR por 63 dias e a 25ºC (80-90% UR por 21 dias; frutas sem embalagem serviram de controle. Ao longo da armazenagem foram realizadas análises sensoriais de aceitação quanto ao sabor e aparência, utilizando escala hedônica não estruturada de 9cm e 30 provadores por sessão. Foram realizadas também análises do teor de sólidos solúveis, acidez titulável e vitamina C ao longo da armazenagem. As frutas embaladas apresentaram taxas de perda de massa 28 vezes menores que as controle, mas não foi observada diferença significativa (p>0,05 entre as diferentes embalagens. A combinação de armazenagem a 1°C com o filme PD-955 prolongou a vida de prateleira das uvas por 63 dias contra 11 a 21 dias do controle. Nas uvas embaladas, o fim da vida-de-prateleira foi determinado por deterioração microbiológica e no controle pela perda de massa, que causou o enrugamento, perda de turgidez das bagas e ressecamento dos engaços e pedicelos.Effects of refrigerated storage and packaging on postharvest behaviour of grapes (Vitis vinifera L. var. Italia were investigated with the objective of increasing shelf life. Bunches of grapes at mature green color stage were individually sealed in three different films (Cryovac® PD-900; Cryovac® PD-955 e Cryovac® PD-961EZ with high permeability to oxygen and carbon dioxide. They were stored for 63 days at 1ºC (85-95% RH and for 21 days at 25ºC (80-90% RH; non-sealed fruits served as control. During the storage period, sensory evaluation was carried out using a 9-cm

  14. Extreme resistance to two Brazilian strains of Potato virus Y (PVY in transgenic potato, cv. Achat, expressing the PVYº coat protein Resistência extrema a duas estirpes do Potato virus Y (PVY de batata transgênica, cv. Achat, expressando o gene da capa protéica do PVY O

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    Full Text Available The coat protein (CP gene of the potato virus Y strain "o" (PVY O was introduced into potato, cultivar Achat, via Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation. Sixty three putative transgenic lines were challenged against the Brazilian strains PVY-OBR and PVY-NBR. An extremely resistant phenotype, against the two strains, was observed in one line, denominated 1P. No symptoms or positive ELISA results were observed in 16 challenged plants from this line. Another clone, named as 63P, showed a lower level of resistance. Southern blot analysis showed five copies of the CP gene in the extremely resistant line and at least three copies in the other resistant line. The stability of the integrated transgenes in the extreme resistant line was examined during several in vitro multiplications over a period of three years, with no modification in the Southern pattern was observed. The stability of the transgenes, the absence of primary infections and the relatively broad spectrum of resistance suggest that the extremely resistant line obtained in this work can be useful for agricultural purposes.O gene da capa protéica (CP do Potato virus Y estirpe "o", foi introduzido em batata cultivar Achat, via Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Sessenta e três linhas possivelmente transgênicas foram desafiadas com as estirpes brasileiras PVY-OBR e PVY-NBR. Uma linha apresentou extrema resistência às duas estirpes inoculadas, e foi denominado clone 1P. Não foram observados sintomas sistêmicos de infecção e as plantas foram negativas em Elisa. Outra linha, denominada clone 63P, mostrou algum nível de resistência. Análises por Southern blot indicaram a presença de pelo menos cinco cópias do gen CP no clone 1P e pelo menos três cópias no clone 63P. A estabilidade do gene introduzido no clone 1P foi avaliada durante três anos, após várias multiplicações in vitro. Não foram observadas mudanças no padrão do Southern blot. A estabilidade do transgene, na

  15. Estudio de la estabilidad de soluciones parenterales de fenol

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    Martín, Justo A. R.; Chechile, Héctor M.; Lufrano, Pablo

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    En esta publicación preliminar comunicamos las técnicas analíticas desarrolladas: titulación volumétrica, espectrofotometría UV, colorimetría, separación por cromatografía en capa fina y extracción líquida, a los efectos de controlar la concentración de soluciones parenterales de fenol realizadas entre 2 y 5%

  16. Acúmulo de ácido oxálico e cristais de cálcio em ectomicorrizas de eucalipto.: I- produção de ácido oxálico e concentração de nutrientes em raízes laterais finas colonizadas por fungos ectomicorrízicos Accumulation of oxalic acid and calcium crystals in eucalypt ectomycorrhizas.: I- oxalic acid production and nutrient concentration in fine lateral roots colonized with ectomicorrhizal fungi

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    Jhon Alexander Zambrano Gonzalez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O eucalipto apresenta ótimo crescimento em solo com baixa fertilidade, mas pouco se sabe sobre a participação das ectomicorrizas e de ácidos orgânicos na aquisição e no acúmulo de nutrientes pela planta em campo. A produção de ácido oxálico e sua relação com as concentrações de P, Ca, Mg e K foram avaliadas em ectomicorrizas e raízes laterais finas de híbrido de Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla, de 2,5 anos de idade, na região de Viçosa, MG. A área de estudo apresenta topografia típica em meia laranja, de vertente côncavo-convexa. Foram também avaliadas as concentrações desse composto no solo rizosférico, não rizosférico e ectomicorrizosférico. As maiores percentagens de colonização micorrízica foram observadas na área de encosta, onde havia limitada disponibilidade de nutrientes e alta saturação de Al. As concentrações de ácido oxálico + oxalato corresponderam, em mg kg-1: folhas, 324,6; ectomicorrizas, 208,3; raízes laterais finas não colonizadas, 183,1. Já no solo, as concentrações foram maiores no solo ectomicorrizosférico, com 183,7 mg kg-1, seguido pelo solo rizosférico, com 134,3 mg kg-1, e pelo solo não rizosférico, com 76,0 mg kg-1. As maiores concentrações de ácido oxálico e P (p Eucalypt is highly efficient at growing in nutrient-poor soils, but little is known about the role of ectomycorrhizas and organic acids in nutrient uptake and storage under field conditions. Oxalic acid production and its relationships with Ca, P, K, and Mg concentrations were evaluated in the ectomycorrhizas and fine lateral roots of a 2.5 year-old Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla hybrid grown in a mountainous area at Viçosa, MG, Brazil. Oxalic acid concentrations were also evaluated in rhizospheric, non-rhizospheric, and ectomycorhizospheric soil. Mycorrhizal colonization was highest in a slope area with limited nutrient availability and high Al saturation. The oxalic acid concentration

  17. Caracterización de capas coloreadas sobre AISI 304

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    López, J.; Blanco, E.; Botella, J.; Esquivias, L.

    1998-01-01

    A common method for obtaining colour coatings on stainless steel surfaces is by dipping in strongly oxidizing solutions (H2SO4-CrO3) at 70°C. This work improves the knowledge of these coatings by means of techniques that were not available some years ago, such as ellipsometry, to determine the refraction index and the thickness, and atomic field microscopy (AFM), to observe the coloured surface. From these techniques, it is ...

  18. Intersubjetividad original y la capa afectivo-significativa

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    Lo que se presenta a continuación son algunas consideraciones de carácter teórico alcanzadas en mi tesina de licenciatura Psicogénesis e imaginación, y desarrolladas en el Proyecto UBACyT S092. El problema principal que plantearemos es la relación entre las condiciones en que la subjetividad se desarrolla originariamente y la posibilidad que hay en ellas para el advenimiento del sujeto a la palabra. Sostendremos, a su vez, la existencia de relaciones comunicacionales mucho antes de la adquisi...

  19. Preoperative assessment of thyroid nodules: role of ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration biopsy followed by cytology Avaliação preoperatória de nódulos thireóides: papel da ultrassonografia e da biópsia de aspiraçào por agulha fina, seguida de citologia

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    Rosalinda YA Camargo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE:To evaluate the preoperative assessment of thyroid nodules using ultrasound studies and cytology of nodular aspirates. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 2,468 patients with thyroid nodules were examined from 1999 to 2005. All patients were clinically examined and underwent ultrasonography followed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB and cytology. RESULTS:Nodules larger than 10 mm were classified ultrasonographically in a 4-tier system and received a score according to the criterion of possible malignancy. Cytological examinations were conducted independently by 2 cytologists and classified as benign (score 1, indeterminate (score 2, suspicious (score 3, and malignant (score 6. Combining both scores, an index was generated that would indicate a higher probability of malignancy (benign, doubtful, suspicious, and malignant. Thyroid surgery was performed in 274 patients. Of those, 115 patients had a score of 2 to 5 and only 8 had a histological diagnosis of thyroid cancer (6.9%. For patients with a score of 5 (n = 51, 11.5% had a malignant lesion, and 51% of the 61 patients with a score of 6 had confirmed thyroid cancer. Of the 98 patients with a combined score of 7 to 10, 99% had a histological confirmation of malignancy. CONCLUSIONS: The index score had a sensitivity of 94.1% and specificity of 77.5%. The overall accuracy was 85.8%. Therefore, we concluded that this methodology may improve the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer in nodules larger than 10 mm. Association with other methods such as color Doppler echography, serum TSH concentration, galectin-3 expression analysis, and FDG/PET scan would be useful in avoiding the higher costs of thyroid surgical procedures.OBJETIVO: Avaliar a possibilidade de diagnóstico pré-operativo de nódulos da tireóide (de diâmetro superior a 10mm usando ultra-sonografia da glândula tireóide e citologia de punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada pela ultra-sonografia. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: N

  20. Acurácia da punção aspirativa por agulha fina e da punção por agulha grossa no diagnóstico de lesões mamárias Diagnostic accuracy of the fine needle aspiration cytologyand core needle biopsy as a diagnostic method for breast lesions

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    Patrícia Pontes Frankel

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a acurácia da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF e da punção por agulha grossa (PAG no diagnóstico da lesão mamária e do câncer de mama. MÉTODOS: trata-se de um estudo transversal, retrospectivo e descritivo, baseado na busca em prontuários médicos. A PAAF e a PAG foram realizadas sequencialmente, como rotina do serviço de Mastologia. Os dois procedimentos percutâneos foram realizados em 233 pacientes, no período de março de 2005 a fevereiro de 2007. Foram incluídas mulheres com idade igual ou superior a 18 anos, com alterações no exame clínico e/ou de imagem das mamas ou com histórico familiar de câncer de mama e/ou ovário. A PAAF e a PAG foram realizadas de acordo com as recomendações técnicas do Instituto Nacional de Câncer. Foram calculados o percentual de concordância, o coeficiente Kappa de Cohen, a sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos positivo e negativo e a acurácia da PAAF e da PAG, considerando como padrão-ouro a biópsia cirúrgica. RESULTADOS: a média de idade das pacientes foi de 49 anos (±12,7, os tumores mediam em média 26,9 mm (±23,1, e em 47,2% dos casos, tinham mais de 20 mm. A sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos positivo e negativo e a acurácia foram maiores na PAG do que na PAAF, independentemente do tamanho da lesão mamária, tendo a PAG uma acurácia diagnóstica de 97,5% e a PAAF de 77,5%. CONCLUSÃO: apesar de a PAG mostrar maiores valores de sensibilidade, especificidade, valor preditivo positivo, valor preditivo negativo e acurácia que a PAAF, tanto para as lesões palpáveis quanto para as impalpáveis, o método permanece útil no diagnóstico minimamente invasivo das lesões mamárias, sobretudo quando seus resultados são analisados em conjunto com o exame clínico e de imagem.PURPOSE: to determine the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB and of core-needle biopsy (CNB in diagnosing breast lumps and breast

  1. Designing Optical Element of Beam Splitting Illumination for Adjusting Light path in ICF%用于ICF光路调整的分光照明元件设计

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    张超; 谭建军; 黄小霞; 赵曦; 高福华

    2013-01-01

    在惯性约束核聚变激光驱动装置中,光路庞大复杂且元器件众多,为保证激光系统正常运行需对光路进行精密调节.特别是装置中的多个4F系统,需调整激光光路使其聚焦后对准焦平面滤波小孔中心,以保证激光顺利通过并实现低通滤波作用.目前实际工程中采用凹透镜背光照明的方法判断光束是否准确过孔,但该方法步骤繁琐且调整精度较低,给实际光路调整带来了极大的不便.本文基于全息原理,提出了一种简单高效的4F系统光路调整方法,通过一特殊设计的分光照明衍射光学元件,可一步实现激光聚焦过孔的判断与调整,可有效解决现有4F系统光路调整的困难.%Numerous elements and huge laser system are existed in Inertial Confine Fusion driver (ICF).It is necessary to adjust light path accurately so as to ensure that the laser system can work normally.Expecially,the 4F system in ICF plays a role of low-pass filtering,so the purpose of adjusting is to make laser pass the center of filter hole in focus plane.Currently,the method in practical engineering is to use a concave lens for splitting light illumination to judge whether the beam pass the filter hole.However,the disadvantage of this method is tedious and low precision,which is inconvenient in actual adjusting.In this paper,a simple but effective way to adjust light path in 4F system is presented based on holography theory.With a specially designed diffractive optical element for splitting light illumination,judging and adjusting laser to pass the filter hole can be easily achieving.Thus,it can solve the difficulty of existing method.

  2. Measurement of the3He permeability of DT-filled fused silica inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets to study the effects of3He on neutron emission during implosion

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    A set of laser implosion experiments were conducted at the OMEGA laser at the Univ. of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) to study the effect of He concentration in DT-filled target shells on fusion yield in ICF implosions.. Eleven laser fusion shells consisting of 1100-μm diameter, hollow, fused silica spheres with 4.6 to 4.7-μm-thick walls were loaded with 520 kPa of deuterium-tritium (DT) and then with 3He (101.3 or 520 kPa). The 3He permeabilities of the shells were determined by measuring the pressure rate of rise into a system with known volume. A mathematical method was developed that relied on the experimental fill pressure and time, and the rate of rise data to solve differential equations using MathCAD to simultaneously calculate 3He permeability and initial 3He partial pressure inside the shell. Because of the high permeation rate for 3He out of the shells compared to that for DT gas, shells had to be recharged with 3He immediately before being laser imploded or 'shot' at LLE. The 3He partial pressure in each individual shell at shot time was calculated from the measured 3He permeability. Two different partial pressures of 3He inside the shell were shown to reduce neutron and gamma yields during implosion. (authors)

  3. The solid solutions CeRu1-xPdxSn and CeRh1-xPdxSn. Applicability of the ICF model to determine intermediate cerium valencies by comparison with XANES data

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    Several samples of the solid solutions CeRu1-xPdxSn and CeRh1-xPdxSn have been synthesized by arc-melting and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction. Guinier powder patterns prove that the ZrNiAl-type structure is the dominating one, besides the CeRuSn and TiNiSi type structures. The structures of CeRu0.28Pd0.72Sn (ZrNiAl type, P anti 62m, a = 751.95(3), c = 418.70(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0274, 332 F2 values, 14 variables) and CeRh0.66Pd0.34Sn (ZrNiAl type, P anti 62m, a = 750.26(3), c = 411.59(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0533, 358 F2 values, 14 variables) were refined from single crystal diffractometer data. Magnetic measurements in combination with XANES (X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Structure) clearly proved intermediate cerium valencies for most compounds and revealed the best fitting parameters for those with the ICF model (Interconfiguration fluctuation). The electrical resistivity is also influenced by the substitutions. At low and high valence electron counts (VECs) metallic character is present, while around the VEC of CeRhSn the typical resistivity behavior for valence fluctuating compounds is observed.

  4. Contribution to modelization and simulation of the ablative-like Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities for ICF; Contribution a la modelisation et a la simulation des instabilites de type Rayleigh-Taylor ablatif pour la FCI

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    Egly, H

    2007-10-15

    This thesis deals with the dynamics of accelerated ablative front spreading in Inertial Confinement Fusion experiments. ICF is designed for the implosion of a deuterium-tritium spherical target. The outer shell, the ablator, is irradiated providing a high level pressure inside the target. During this first stage, the ablation front propagating inwards is perturbed by hydrodynamics instabilities, which can prevent the fusion reaction in the decelerated stage. We propose here a study on Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities during ablation process, in the two dimensional case. In order to obtain a numerical solution, we perform an asymptotic analysis in the limit of a high temperature ratio, between the remaining cold ablator and the hot ablated plasma. This study is divided in two steps. First, the thermo-diffusive part of the set of equations is approximated by a Hele-Shaw model, which is then perturbed by the hydrodynamics part. Using a vortex method, we have to solve the advection of a vortical sheet moving with the ablation front. We compute the numerical solution on an Eulerian mesh coupled with a marker method. The thermal part is computed by implementing the Fat Boundary Method, recently developed. The hydrodynamic part is obtained from a Finite Volume scheme. (author)

  5. Dynamics of oxygen production / consumption in Dunaliella salina, Thalassiosira weissfiogii and Heterocapsa triquetra circulating within a simulated upper mixed layer Dinámica de producción / consumo de oxígeno en Dunaliella salina, Thalassiosira weissfiogii and Heterocapsa triquetra circulando dentro de una capa superficial de mezcla simulada

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    Elena S Barbieri

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Oxygen production / consumption dynamics in three phytoplankton species (20-25 µm in effective diameter, Dunaliella salina (Chlorophyceae, Thalassiosira weissfiogii (Bacillariophyceae and Heterocapsa triquetra (Dinophyceae, was experimentally determined when cells circulated within a simulated upper mixed layer (UML. Samples were exposed to three radiation treatments receiving: a full solar radiation (PAB, 280-700 nm, b PAR+UV-A (PA, 320-700 nm, and c only PAR (P, 400-700 nm. Two pathways were simulated (as if the cells started to circulate from the surface or from the bottom of the UML: 1 downward circulation (i.e., from 100% to 9% irradiance and back to 100%, and 2 upward circulation (i.e., from 9% to 100% irradiance and back to 9%. There were no significant differences among radiation treatments (p Se determinó experimentalmente la dinámica de producción/consumo de oxígeno en tres especies fitoplanctónicas (20-25 µm de diámetro efectivo: Dunaliella salina (Chlorophyceae, Thalassiosira weissfiogii (Bacillariophyceae y Heterocapsa triquetra (Dinophyceae, cuando las células circularon dentro de una capa superficial de mezcla (CSM simulada. Las muestras fueron expuestas a tres tratamientos de radiación recibiendo: a toda la radiación solar (PAB, 280-700 nm, b PAR+RUV-A (PA, 320-700 nm, y c sólo PAR (P, 400-700 nm. Se simularon dos recorridos (como si las células circularan desde la superficie o desde la base de la CSM: 1 circulación hacia abajo (i.e., desde el 100% al 9% de la irradiancia y nuevamente al 100%, y 2 circulación hacia arriba (i.e., desde el 9% al 100% de la irradiancia y nuevamente al 9%. No se encontraron diferencias significativas entre tratamientos de radiación (p < 0,05 y la inhibición fotosintética se debió sólo a PAR. Se encontraron importantes diferencias inter-específicas en las tasas de oxígeno cuando las células circularon dentro de la CSM simulada, D. salina fue afectada tanto por altas como por

  6. Efecto de Capas Endurecidas de Suelos Sobre el Potencial Productivo de Viñedos, Alto Valle de Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina Effect of Soil Hardened Layers on Productive Potential of Vineyards, Alto Valle of Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina

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    Alicia Apcarian

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available En Aridisoles del Alto Valle de Río Negro, Argentina, se estudió el efecto de horizontes endurecidos sobre el potencial productivo de Vitis vinifera L., cultivares Merlot, Malbec y Cabernet Sauvignon. El trabajo se realizó durante la temporada 2002-2003 en 15,5 ha de viñedos. Se establecieron 61 sitios de muestreo. En vid se determinaron: peso/baya, nº racimos/planta, peso/racimo, producción/planta, sólidos solubles, acidez titulable, pH del mosto y las relaciones hollejo/pulpa y ºBrix/peso baya. Se describieron los suelos midiéndose: tipo, espesor y profundidad de los horizontes, textura, resistencia a la penetración, profundidades de los moteados, a la grava y a la capa freática. Las variables edáficas fueron analizadas mediante componentes principales, explicando las 3 primeras el 67 % de la variabilidad. Esto permitió definir cinco grupos de suelos, establecer los valores medios de variables del suelo y cultivo para cada grupo, efectuándose un ANDEVA y una comparación de medias. La producción disminuyó significativamente (POn Aridisol in the Alto Valley of Rio Negro, Argentina, the effect of hardened soil horizons on productive potential of Vitis vinifera L., cv. Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon was studied. The study was performed during the 2002-2003 season in 15.5 ha of vineyards. Sixty-one sampling sites were established. Yield components (weight/grape, cluster number/vine, cluster weight, vine yield and yield/ha, and quality factors (soluble solids, total titratable acidity, pH and berry skin/pulp relation and % soluble solid/berry weight were determined on the vine. The soils were evaluated by measuring: type, thickness, and depth of the horizons, textural classes, and resistance to penetration, depths of mottles, the gravel and phreatic layers. The edaphic variables were analyzed using the principal components of soil, and 67% of the variability was explained by the three main components. This allowed the

  7. Acúmulo de ácido oxálico e cristais de cálcio em ectomicorrizas de eucalipto.: II- formação de cristais de oxalato de cálcio induzida por fungos ectomicorrízicos em raízes laterais finas Accumulation of oxalic acid and calcium crystals in ectomycorrhizas of eucalypt.: II- calcium oxalate crystal formation induced by ectomicorrhizal fungi in fine lateral roots

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    Jhon Alexander Zambrano Gonzalez

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    Full Text Available O eucalipto é eficiente na aquisição de Ca do solo, mas pouco se sabe sobre a participação das ectomicorrizas e dos ácidos orgânicos nesse processo em campo. O acúmulo de cristais de Ca (CaOx foi avaliado em, aproximadamente, 2.100 raízes laterais finas e ectomicorrizas do híbrido de Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla, cultivado por 2,5 anos em área com topografia típica em meia laranja, com vertente côncavo-convexa, na região de Viçosa, MG. Técnicas de microscopia óptica e microscopia eletrônica de varredura foram usadas para a visualização dos CaOx. Em 73,7 % das raízes, ocorreu abundante acúmulo de drusas e grânulos de CaOx nas células do córtex. A presença conspícua de CaOx foi observada em 56,2 % das ectomicorrizas e em 17,5 % das raízes laterais finas não colonizadas, evidenciando o papel das micorrizas no acúmulo de Ca em eucalipto. A forma predominante dos CaOx foram as drusas nas ectomicorrizas e os grânulos cristalinos nas raízes. Os dez morfotipos de ectomicorrizas observados na área diferiram quanto à presença e à morfologia dos CaOx, o que pode representar distintas capacidades dos fungos ectomicorrízicos em fornecer Ca para a planta hospedeira. A análise da superfície do manto das ectomicorrizas por microscopia eletrônica de varredura não evidenciou a presença de CaOx nessa estrutura, confirmando que, nas condições avaliadas, o acúmulo de cristais limita-se ao córtex radicular. Este é o primeiro relato da ocorrência de CaOx em ectomicorrizas de eucalipto no Brasil, com dados que comprovam que há mecanismos de armazenamento de Ca nas ectomicorrizas em áreas com baixa disponibilidade do elemento.Eucalypt is efficient at taking up Ca from the soil, however little is known about the contribution of ectomycorrhizas and organic acids to this process under field conditions. The accumulation of calcium oxalate crystals (CaOx was evaluated in, approximately, 2,100 fine lateral roots

  8. Thorium--uranium cycle ICF hybrid concept

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    The results of preliminary studies of a laser-driven fusion-fission hybrid concept utilizing the 232Th-233U breeding cycle are reported. Neutron multiplication in the breeding blanket is provided by a region containing 238UO2 and the equilibrium concentration of 239PuO2. Established fission reactor technology is utilized to determine limits on operating conditions for high-temperature fuels and structures. The implications of nonproliferation policies for the operation of fusion-fission hybrid reactors are discussed

  9. Neutron emission time measurements for ICF targets

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    The neutron emission time for laser-driven inertial confinement fusion targets is determined from data recorded with fast neutron and optical detector systems. Two types of neutron detectors are used. Radiation-induced conductivity devices have a 130-ps FWHM response and are sensitive to targets with yields greater than 5 x 10/sup 10/ DT neutrons. They measure the average neutron emission time with a precision of +- 50 ps and are fast enough to measure the neutron production rate within a target core as a function of time. Plastic scintillators coupled to microchannel-plate photomultiplier tubes have a 1.2-ns FWHM response and measure the average neutron emission time with a precision of +- 75 ps for targets with yields greater than 106 neutrons. Streak cameras record the incident laser power. Optical fiducial signals that are injected into each detector are used to cross time between the detector systems. Measurements made on 1-mm-diam spherical targets irradiated with 23 kJ of 0.35-μm light delivered in a temporally square 1.1-ns pulse and yielding 10/sup 13/ neutrons show a burn duration greater than 300 ps and an average neutron emission time of about 850 ps

  10. Atomic physics in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF)

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    The US Inertial Confinement Fusion Program plans to start advanced pulsed power experiments at the end of 2001. The enhancement of plasma diagnostics technique and target design demand a profound understanding of atomic processes. Advances are reviewed

  11. Characterization techniques for high quality ICF targets

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    To avoid the effects of fluid instabilities, stringent requirements must be imposed on the surface quality and wall thickness uniformity of fuel pellets used in Inertial Confinement Fusion compression experiments. A systematic method was developed for specifying the type of defects which must be avoided and for evaluating measurement techniques for their suitability for detecting these defects. A review is given of the techniques currently available and those under development to show the relationship between these capabilities and the current and future requirements for pellet uniformity. The speed of these techniques and the implications for automated production of fuel pellets for a reactor are discussed

  12. The preliminary study of brief ICF Core Sets for Chinese primary osteoporotic patients%中国人群原发性骨质疏松症简明ICF核心组套的初步研究

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    刘杰; 江钟立

    2012-01-01

    目的 初步探讨中国人群原发性骨质疏松症简明ICF核心组套的内容.方法 参照WHO的ICF check list问卷以及WHO制定和.对入组的患者人群进行和的调查.使用描述性统计方法确定综合ICF核心组套中每一类目的 频率,大于等于30%的类目作为患者的第一期简明ICF核心类目.结果 本研究产生了35个二级水平的中国人群原发性骨质疏松症第一期简明ICF类目.其中,身体功能8个,身体结构2个,活动和参与12个,环境因素13个.结论 通过调查问卷的实施初步确定了中国人群原发性骨质疏松症第一期简明ICF核心类目的 内容,但这一结果仍需进行专家调查问卷结果的整合及多中心验证.%Objective To investigate the changes of bone mineral density (BMD) and geometry parameters of the proximal femur in healthy people in Chengdu. Methods A total of 4121 healthy people (2271 men and 1850 women) from 20 to 96 years old were measured with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, GE LUNAR, USA). The measured location included the left femoral neck, the Troch area, the Ward's area, the shaft of the femur, and the total hip. Hip DXA images were used to calculate BMD and geometry parameters, including hip axis length (HAL) , cross-sectional moment of inertia (CSMI) , cross-sectional area (CSA) , neck-shaft angle (NSA) , and femur strength index (FSI). People were divided into 10-year subgroups. The results were analyzed with SPSS 14. 0. Results 1 ) The peak BMD in men and women presented in the group of 20 - 29 and 30 - 39, respectively. The accumulative bone loss percentage in females was much higher than that in males in the same age group. 2) In men, peak values of CSMI and CSA were observed at the age of 30 ?39 years and 20 ?29 years, respectively. Both CSMI and CSA decreased with age in men. In women, the peak values of CSMI, CSA and FSI appeared at the age of 20 -29 and declined with age increasing. 3) HAL showed positive correlation with

  13. TotalFina+Elf, how to fight against the evidence?; TotalFina+Elf, comment lutter contre l'evidence?

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    Marion, G. [Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, 69 - Lyon (France)

    2000-09-01

    TotaIFina's successful bid for taking over Elf represents the victory of a certain type of 'discourse'. The strategist's ability to market his views resembles the marketer's ability to promote a product through packaging and advertising. Analyzing the publicity war between these two firms during the summer of 1999 sheds light on the strategist's ability to 'make strategy with words'. Out of the variety of explanatory factors and arguments for the success of such a takeover bid. 'managerial discourse' is not to be overlooked as a means for 'enacting' a strategy. (author)

  14. Feasibility of brief ICF core sets for Chinese stroke patients in community-based rehabilitation%中国版简明ICF核心要素量表在社区脑卒中康复中应用的可行性研究

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    徐国会; 俞卓伟; 徐悦莹; 郑洁皎

    2011-01-01

    Objective To explore the application and feasibility of brief ICF core sets for Chinese stroke patients in community-based rehabilitation. Method One hundred and forty-six community stroke patients were measured with brief ICF Core Sets for Chinese stroke patients, the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) , Barthel Index (BI) and SF-36. Repetition reliability, internal consistency and face validity were analyzed with Kappa test, Conbach α index and Pearson correlation analysis respectively in the process of PNF technique for six months. Result The brief ICF Core Sets for Chinese stroke patients had very good repetition reliability among components of body function, body structure, activity and participation with Kappa=0.782-0.935 and environment factor with Kappa=0.578-0.931before PNF intervention and with Kappa = 0 .787-0.965 and Kappa = 0.608-0.969 after intervention respectively. Good internal consistency existed in body function , activity and participation and environment factor with α= 0.774-0.926 before PNF intervention and with α= 0.786-0.953 after PNF rehabilitation. There was concurrent validity for the ICF components with BI , NIHSS and SF-36. Correlation coefficient between ICF stroke scales and NIHSS, BI and SF-36 were 0 . 848,0 . 867,0.798 before rehabilitation intervention and 0.854,0 . 879,0 . 832 after PNF intervention respectively . Conclusion Brief ICF core sets evaluation was clinically feasible for stroke community-based rehabilitation with good reliability and validity, and could be further applied and promoted.%目的 探讨中国版脑卒中简明ICF核心要素鼍表(以下简称中国版ICF简表)在社区脑卒中康复中应用的可行性.方法 146例社区脑卒中患者,接受以本体感觉神经肌肉促进疗法(PNF)为主的康复治疗6个月.按照中国版ICF简表、美国国立卫生研究院卒中量表(NIHSS)、Barthel指数(BI)和SF-36的规则进行治疗前后评定.效度研究采用校标效度,以Spearman相关性判

  15. Aplicación de la tecnología fotovoltaica flexible en un grupo de empresas del sector de la automoción

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    García del Canto, Ana

    2013-01-01

    El presente proyecto tiene como objetivo fundamental el estudio de la aplicación de la tecnología fotovoltaica de capa fina sobre las diferentes cubiertas de las plantas industriales de una empresa del sector de la automoción en elementos activos de captación y transformación de la energía fotovoltaica para poder utilizarla para autoconsumo, comparando estos niveles de generación con el consumo energético real de la empresa. El proyecto se centra fundamentalmente en las cuatro plantas indu...

  16. Tecnologías fotovoltaicas de generación: una apuesta de futuro hacia la competitividad

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    Ruiiz de Andres, D.; Gracia Carromero, M.; Gonzalez Lopez, Juan Carlos

    2008-01-01

    En este artículo se describe el análisis realizado por una empresa promotora y constructora de huertas solares con el objetivo de seleccionar la tecnología mas apropiada para sus instalaciones. El objetivo es seleccionar la tecnología que ofrezca el kw.h más económico a lo largo de su vida útil. Para hacer esta estimación, se han utilizado los precios actuales del mercado español de las tecnologías de panel de Si, capa fina y concentración, extrapolando los precios de las promociones realizad...

  17. Desarrollo de una herramienta molecular diagnóstica de la receptividad endometrial

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    Díaz Gimeno, Patricia

    2011-01-01

    El endometrio es la fina capa que recubre el interior del útero. Es un tejido dinámico que varia a lo largo del ciclo menstrual por la acción cíclica de las hormonas esteroideas. La receptividad endometrial es el fenotipo que adquiere el endometrio en el que es posible la implantación embrionaria. Este estado se adopta durante un periodo de tiempo concreto, que transcurre entre los días 19 al 21 del ciclo menstrual, denominado ventana de implantación. La receptividad endometrial e...

  18. La mujer como tema en la representación pictórica occidental imagen femenina vs masculina : desde finales del siglo XIX hasta la década de los setenta del siglo XX

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    Beneytez Maesa, María Luisa

    2008-01-01

    Como toda tesis doctoral debe plantear un problema y no ser una mera descripción, hemos intentado con este trabajo, levantar esa fina capa de la apariencia y analizar las representaciones estudiando las diferentes causas, ya sean de índole personal, ambiental, cultural o social, q ue motivaron las representaciones pictóricas de la figura femenina, a partir de la irrupción, paulatina, de las mujeres en todos los ámbitos.Como objetivo primordial a destacar, la búsqueda de unas capacidades en la...

  19. Estudio de la variabilidad en compuestos aminados de diferentes ejemplares del género Phoradendron que crecen en las zonas Centro-oeste y Misionera argentinas

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    Wagner, Marcelo Luis; Vaccaro, María del Carmen; Gurni, Alberto Angel; Coussio, Jorge Daniel; Rondina, Rubén Víctor Daniel

    1986-01-01

    Se estudió la distribución de compuestos animados (reacción positiva a la ninhidrina) en 34 ejemplares de siete diferentes especies argentinas de Phroradendron, procedentes de dos zonas fitogeográficas bien definidas: (a) Misiones (P. hieronymi, P.liga, P. Piperoides, P. ulophyllum y P. venezuelense) y (b) centro-oeste argentino (P. argentinum, P. hieronymi, P. liga y P. pruinosum). Con ayuda de la cromatografía en capa fina se observaron diferencias cuali y cuantitativas significativas, en e...

  20. Veřejné finance a finační trhy

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    Kahoun, Jakub

    2010-01-01

    Bachelor thesis deals with public finance and financial markets. Author analyzes the basic terms of the solved problems in the theoretical part: public finance, public budgets, public revenues, public expenditures, public debt, financial markets and their relations. The analytical part is trying to find an answer to the question, what tools the state have to finance the national debt and how to finance it from the government bond yield.

  1. Las nuevas tecnologías aplicadas al sector de la aceituna manzanilla fina sevillana

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    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper comments, beginning with the systems and technologies developed in the 70*'' to reduce the production cost and improve the final product quality to arrive to the current processes, machinery and equipments. The content is divided in three parts: olive growing, processes and waste waters.

    El artículo comenta, partiendo de los sistemas y técnicas desarrolladas en la década de los setenta para la reducción de los costes de producción y mejora de la calidad del producto final hasta llegar a los procesos, máquinas y equipos actuales. La experiencia está dividida en tres partes: cultivo del olivar, proceso de elaboración y aguas residuales.

  2. Fina och fula brott : en intervjustudie om intagnas hierarkier på anstalt i ett genusperspektiv

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    Bertilsson, John

    2010-01-01

    The essay deals with hierarchies that occurs between inmates in prison. It deals with a theory that these hierarchies, when seen through a gender perspective, can be understood as a hierarchy where you are valued based on traditional male characteristics. Empirically, the paper consists of interviews with five inmates, or former inmates, who during a period in his life, has served a prison sentence at a closed institution. Based on the informants' statements, conclusions are drawn about which...

  3. Comparison of Barriers of Activity and Participation for 3-6 Years Aged Children with Cerebral Palsy, Intellectu-al Disability, and Autism Using ICF-CY Questionnaire%3~6岁脑性瘫痪、智力残疾、孤独症儿童活动和参与功能障碍比较

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    梁兵; 马洪卓; 邱卓英; 李沁燚; 王金元

    2015-01-01

    Objective To compare the features of activity and participation difficulty of children with cerebral palsy, intellectual disabili-ty and autism. Methods 42 children with cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism aged 3-6 years were evaluated with ICF-CY Ques-tionnaire. Results There were mild barriers in the domains of learning and applying knowledge, communication, mobility, self-care, domes-tic life and major life areas, and the moderate barriers in the domains of general tasks and demands, interpersonal interactions and relations. There were more barriers in learning and applying knowledge in children with cerebral palsy and intellectual disability than those with au-tism. Conclusion There are various features in activity and participation difficulty in children with cerebral palsy, intellectual disability or autism, which required diversity of educational rehabilitation strategies.%目的:比较脑瘫、智力残疾、孤独症儿童主要活动和参与障碍的特点。方法3~6岁参与教育与康复训练的残疾儿童42名,采用ICF-CY功能检查表进行调查。结果残疾儿童在学习和应用知识、交流、活动、家庭生活、自理和主要生活领域属于轻度障碍;在一般任务和要求、人际交往与人际关系领域属于中度障碍。智力残疾和脑瘫儿童在学习和应用知识领域的障碍高于孤独症儿童。结论脑瘫、智力残疾、孤独症儿童的活动和参与功能障碍有其不同特点,应构建多样性、阶段性、连续性的教育康复策略,实现残疾儿童康复与教育效果的最大化。

  4. The solid solutions CeRu{sub 1-x}Pd{sub x}Sn and CeRh{sub 1-x}Pd{sub x}Sn. Applicability of the ICF model to determine intermediate cerium valencies by comparison with XANES data

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    2015-07-01

    Several samples of the solid solutions CeRu{sub 1-x}Pd{sub x}Sn and CeRh{sub 1-x}Pd{sub x}Sn have been synthesized by arc-melting and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction. Guinier powder patterns prove that the ZrNiAl-type structure is the dominating one, besides the CeRuSn and TiNiSi type structures. The structures of CeRu{sub 0.28}Pd{sub 0.72}Sn (ZrNiAl type, P anti 62m, a = 751.95(3), c = 418.70(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0274, 332 F{sup 2} values, 14 variables) and CeRh{sub 0.66}Pd{sub 0.34}Sn (ZrNiAl type, P anti 62m, a = 750.26(3), c = 411.59(2) pm, wR2 = 0.0533, 358 F{sup 2} values, 14 variables) were refined from single crystal diffractometer data. Magnetic measurements in combination with XANES (X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Structure) clearly proved intermediate cerium valencies for most compounds and revealed the best fitting parameters for those with the ICF model (Interconfiguration fluctuation). The electrical resistivity is also influenced by the substitutions. At low and high valence electron counts (VECs) metallic character is present, while around the VEC of CeRhSn the typical resistivity behavior for valence fluctuating compounds is observed.

  5. Control de Sustancias Agotadoras de la Capa de Ozono (SAO) en vehículos importados

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    Miguel Antonio Cano-Pérez; Marlene Castro-Naranjo; Deyvi Rodríguez-Ramírez; Déborah Romero-Ferrer

    2011-01-01

    Se aborda el estudio sobre importaciones de vehículos, realizadas en la provincia de Holguín por las entidades MOA DIESEL S.A. y UNEVOL S.A, en el año 2009, con sistemas de aire acondicionado incorporados, sin la comprobación por la Aduana, ni por los especialistas del Centro de Inspección Ambiental del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente (CITMA) acreditados al efecto, del tipo de gas refrigerante de los sistemas de climatización. Señala las partidas arancelarias de los vehícul...

  6. Reactor-Capaсitor Device for Flexible Link Between Non-Synchronous Power Systems

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    Full Text Available In present flexible interconnections for transmission of required active power between different power systems is used, as a rule, so-called DC back-to-back link. The aim of this work is the investigation of proposed reactor-capacitor device for flexible connection of asynchronously alternating current power systems with the same nominal values of frequencies for parallel operation. The reactor-capacitor device was elaborated. The installation develops the idea of controlled reactor alternating current link, and provides reactive power balance in the unit and needed value of the output voltage module. The basic characteristics of reactor-capacitor device for controlled power transmission were investigated. Analytical expressions for device elements parameters were derived. These ensure necessary ratio of voltages modules of linked power systems and reactive power balance of the device at circular output voltage vector rotation for a given load admittance. Obtained parameters ensure constant active power flow between linked asynchronously power systems and device reactive power internal balance.

  7. Estudio de capas delgadas de dieléctricos de alta permitividad depositadas por ALD

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    Fuentes Díaz, Lissa María

    2014-01-01

    El impulso acelerado de la industria microelectrónica ha conducido al empleo de dieléctricos de alta permitividad (K) como una alternativa para continuar el escalado. Tanto en aplicaciones espaciales, médicas, como de física de alta energía los transistores son sometidos a ambientes de fuertes irradiaciones provocando una degradación progresiva de los dispositivos. La respuesta de la fiabilidad de los dieléctricos de alta K frente la irradiación determinará su viabilidad e inco...

  8. Mallas tensegríticas de doble capa y manipulaciones de Rot-Umbela

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    Gómez-Jáuregui, V.

    2012-01-01

    Double-layer tensegrity grids (DLTGs) are tensegrity spatial systems containing two parallel networks of members in tension forming the top and bottom chords, whose nodes are linked by vertical and/or inclined web members under compression and tension. This paper presents, as an introduction, a brief perspective of the historical proposals for DLTGs over the last years, describing later a new approach for generating these kinds of structures, mainly in geometrical terms. After app...

  9. Imagens da literatura brasileira traduzida: análise de capas

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    Maria Cláudia Rodrigues Alves

    2011-01-01

    Da escrivaninha do autor às prateleiras das livrarias, todo texto “veste-se”, orna-se de acessórios, até tornar-se o objeto-livro, ser oferecido ao público e ser lido/consumido pelo leitor. Essas transformações, ocorridas em sua maioria na fase da editoração, podem ou não contar com a participação e, sobretudo, com o aval do autor. Quanto maior o sucesso ou prestígio da obra ou do escritor, mais próximo o autor parece estar das decisões de um lançamento e mais afastado de todos os seus desdob...

  10. CAPA-gene products in the haematophagous sandfly Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) - Vector for leishmaniasis disease

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    Sandflies (Phlebotominae, Nematocera, Diptera) are responsible for transmission of leishmaniasis and other protozoan-borne diseases in humans, and these insects depend on the regulation of water balance to cope with the sudden and enormous intake of blood over a very short time period. The sandfly ...

  11. Rehabilitation and control of cerebral injury and palsy disability by application of multiple integration methods of preventive treatment of disease and ICF theoretical design%应用治未病与ICF理论设计多元融合式康复控制脑损伤脑瘫残疾

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    陈世英

    2013-01-01

    Objective It is to observe the effect of rehabilitation and control of cerebral injury and palsy disability by application of effective and multiple integration methods of preventive treatment of disease and ICF theoretical design. Methods 131 infants who meet the diagnosis of cerebral injury and palsy were randomly paired and divided into two groups, the multiple integration rehabilitation was used in observation group, the intensive physical type rehabilitation was used in control group. By assessment of Gese11 Developmental Scale, emotion and behaviors nervimotion and Infant-Junior High School Student' s Social Living Ability Scale and the disability assessment criteria, the comprehensive efficacies of two groups were compared. Results The average adaptive developmental quotients of the observation group were higher, their emotional behavior symptoms were reduced, the mental deficiency was lower and admission rate of the kindergarten was higher. Conclusion The multiple integration type rehabilitation by design and application can improve the overall rehabilitation effect and reduce the cerebral injury and palsy disability.%目的 观察应用治未病与ICF理论设计的高效、多元融合式康复方法控制脑损伤脑瘫的效果.方法 将符合脑损伤脑瘫诊断的131例婴儿随机配对分为2组:观察组采用多元融合式方法康复,对照组采用运动强化式方法康复.以Gesell发育量表、情绪和行为神经运动测评、婴儿-初中生社会生活适应量表和残疾评定标准评定2组综合疗效.结果 观察组平均适应性发育商较高,情绪行为症状减少,智残率低,入园率高.结论 多元融合式康复能提高整体康复效果,减少脑损伤脑瘫残疾.

  12. Laser-driven ICF experiments: Laboratory Report No. 223

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    Laser irradiation uniformity is a key issue and is treated in some detail. The basic irradiation uniformity requirements and practical ways of achieving these requirements are both discussed, along with two beam-smoothing techniques: induced spatial incoherence (ISI), and smoothing by spectral dispersion (SSD). Experiments to measure and control the irradiation uniformity are also highlighted. Following the discussion of irradiation uniformity, a brief review of coronal physics is given, including the basic physical processes and their experimental signatures, together with a summary of pertinent diagnostics and results from experiments. Methods of determining ablation rates and thermal transport are also described. The hydrodynamics of laser-driven targets must be fully understood on the basis of experiments. Results from implosion experiments, including a brief description of the diagnostics, are presented. Future experiments aimed at determining ignition scaling and demonstrating hydrodynamically equivalent physics applicable to high-gain designs

  13. Energy gain of ignitable targets in inertial confinement fusion (ICF

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    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available   In order to determine the fusion energy gain in a target due to inertial confinement fusion, it is necessary to solve hydrodynamic equations governed on plasma behavior during confinement time. To compress spherical multilayer targets having fuel in the central part, they are irradiated by laser or heavy ion beams. A suitable mass ratio of a pusher is used to ignite the central part of the target. When compression is maximum, fuel density exceeds from 500 to 1000 times of the cold density. Temperature in the cold fuel region rises rapidly and cause the plasma and fusion reaction to take place. Calculations of density, temperature and pressure profiles in the plasma are necessary to obtain the energy flux of neurons, electrons and radiations coming out from the target. Using numerical solutions for continuity, the momentum and energy equations based on a defined continuity equation we prepared a computer program to calculate density, temperature and pressure profiles. The gain of the target as output to input energy is determined. Using this procedure to a designed target with deuterium-tritium (DT fuel derived by heavy ion beams gives an energy gain over 400.

  14. Advanced in the neutron feedback ICF reactor concept

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    Results are reviewed and updated from an earlier design study of a novel nuclear-pumped flashlamp laser (NP-FL) inertial fusion energy (IFE) power reactor based on the neutron feedback concept for IFE. This concept includes nuclear pumping of the laser flashlamp, a D-T seeded D-3He target and magnetic protection of the first wall of the reactor chamber coupled with direct conversion of deflected charged particles. Advantages include an increased overall plant efficiency due to improved energy coupling via neutron feedback, increased thermal-to-electric energy conversion efficiency, and lower neutron activation and waste. These factors are reflected in a driver energy of 5 MJ and a target gain of only 50 for a 53 % efficient 1000-MWe power plant operating at 6 Hz, novel components involved. However, they require further technological development. Consequently, the NP-FL plant appears to provide a very attractive 'second-generation' IFE reactor. (authors)

  15. Cascade: a high-efficiency ICF power reactor

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    Cascade attains a net power-plant efficiency of 49% and its cost is competitive with high-temperature gas-cooled reactor, pressurized-water reactor, and coal-fired power plants. The Cascade reactor and blanket are made of ceramic materials and activation is 6 times less than that of the MARS Tandem Mirror Reactor operating at comparable power. Hands-on maintenance of the heat exchangers is possible one day after shutdown. Essentially all tritium is recovered in the vacuum system, with the remainder recovered from the helium power conversion loop. Tritium leakage external to the vacuum system and power conversion loop is only 0.03 Ci/d

  16. Laser-driven ICF experiments: Laboratory Report No. 223

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    McCrory, R.L.

    1991-04-01

    Laser irradiation uniformity is a key issue and is treated in some detail. The basic irradiation uniformity requirements and practical ways of achieving these requirements are both discussed, along with two beam-smoothing techniques: induced spatial incoherence (ISI), and smoothing by spectral dispersion (SSD). Experiments to measure and control the irradiation uniformity are also highlighted. Following the discussion of irradiation uniformity, a brief review of coronal physics is given, including the basic physical processes and their experimental signatures, together with a summary of pertinent diagnostics and results from experiments. Methods of determining ablation rates and thermal transport are also described. The hydrodynamics of laser-driven targets must be fully understood on the basis of experiments. Results from implosion experiments, including a brief description of the diagnostics, are presented. Future experiments aimed at determining ignition scaling and demonstrating hydrodynamically equivalent physics applicable to high-gain designs.

  17. ICF reactor economics: identifying the high leverage design features

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    Parametric studies were carried out for a heavy ion beam (HIB) fusion electric power plant to investigate the effects on the cost of electricity (COE) of variations in several design parameters. In particular, we examined the effects of maximum achievable chamber pulse rate, driver cost, target gain, electric conversion efficiency, and net electric power. We find that with a combination of improvements over our base case, HIB fusion can be economically competitive with other future power sources

  18. Results from neutron imaging of ICF experiments at NIF

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    Merrill, F. E.; Danly, C. R.; Fittinghoff, D. N.; Grim, G. P.; Guler, N.; Volegov, P. L.; Wilde, C. H.

    2016-03-01

    In 2011 a neutron imaging diagnostic was commissioned at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). This new system has been used to collect neutron images to measure the size and shape of the burning DT plasma and the surrounding fuel assembly. The imaging technique uses a pinhole neutron aperture placed between the neutron source and a neutron detector. The detection system measures the two-dimensional distribution of neutrons passing through the pinhole. This diagnostic collects two images at two times. The long flight path for this diagnostic, 28 m, results in a chromatic separation of the neutrons, allowing the independently timed images to measure the source distribution for two neutron energies. Typically one image measures the distribution of the 14 MeV neutrons, and the other image measures the distribution of the 6-12 MeV neutrons. The combination of these two images has provided data on the size and shape of the burning plasma within the compressed capsule, as well as a measure of the quantity and spatial distribution of the cold fuel surrounding this core. Images have been collected for the majority of the experiments performed as part of the ignition campaign. Results from this data have been used to estimate a burn-averaged fuel assembly as well as providing performance metrics to gauge progress towards ignition. This data set and our interpretation are presented.

  19. The US ICF Ignition Program and the Inertial Fusion Program

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    There has been rapid progress in inertial fusion in the past few years. This progress spans the construction of ignition facilities, a wide range of target concepts, and the pursuit of integrated programs to develop fusion energy using lasers, ion beams and z-pinches. Two ignition facilities are under construction (NIF in the U.S. and LMJ in France) and both projects are progressing toward an initial experimental capability. The LIL prototype beamline for LMJ and the first 4 beams of NIF will be available for experiments in 2003. The full 192 beam capability of NIF will be available in 2009 and ignition experiments are expected to begin shortly after that time. There is steady progress in the target science and target fabrication in preparation for indirect drive ignition experiments on NIF. Advanced target designs may lead to 5-10 times more yield than initial target designs. There has also been excellent progress on the science of ion beam and z-pinch driven indirect drive targets. Excellent progress on direct-drive targets has been obtained on the Omega laser at the University of Rochester. This includes improved performance of targets with a pulse shape predicted to result in reduced hydrodynamic instability. Rochester has also obtained encouraging results from initial cryogenic implosions. There is widespread interest in the science of fast ignition because of its potential for achieving higher target gain with lower driver energy and relaxed target fabrication requirements. Researchers from Osaka have achieved outstanding implosion and heating results from the Gekko XII Petawatt facility and implosions suitable for fast ignition have been tested on the Omega laser. A broad based program to develop lasers and ions beams for IFE is under way with excellent progress in drivers, chambers, target fabrication and target injection. KrF and Diode Pumped Solid-State lasers (DPSSL) are being developed in conjunction with drywall chambers and direct drive targets. Induction accelerators for heavy ions are being developed in conjunction with thick-liquid protected wall chambers and indirect-drive targets

  20. Materials processing in space: ICF target fabrication implications

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    During the last quarter of 1982, the Novette laser will become operational at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The primary characteristics of the Novette laser are shown. In many ways, the new laser will serve as a proving ground and test bed for the Nova laser which is also under construction and should be operational in early 1985. Tables provide the Nova operational characteristics. The advent of the two new lasers, Novette and Nova, will make it possible to study many new and exciting aspects of laser-target interactions and of many implosion physics experiments which have previously not been possible. Some of the most interesting and exciting work will be the exploration of the parameters critical to the ignition of a significant thermonuclear burn in the deuterium-tritium fuel in the targets

  1. I.C.F. program at Cel-V

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    The principal objective of the CEL-V laser program is to realize high performances ablative implosions. The indirect drive approach has been chosen to reach the high degree of uniformity required. In relation to this objective, the radiation transfer and the development of hydrodynamics instabilities are widely studied. Besides, efforts have been developed in the field of diagnostics, and of laser technology with optical smoothing and high damage level coatings studies

  2. OMEGA ICF experiments and preparations for direct drive on NIF

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    Direct-drive laser-fusion ignition experiments rely on detailed understanding and control of irradiation uniformity, the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, and target fabrication. LLE is investigating various theoretical aspects of a direct-drive NIF ignition target based on an 'all-DT' design: a spherical target of ∼3.4-mm diameter, 1 to 2 μm of CH wall thickness, and an ∼340-μm DT-ice layer near the triple point of DT (∼19 K). OMEGA experiments are designed to address the critical issues related to direct-drive laser fusion and to provide the necessary data to validate the predictive capability of LLE computer codes. The cryogenic targets to be used on OMEGA are hydrodynamically equivalent to those planned for the NIF. The current experimental studies on OMEGA address the essential components of direct-drive laser fusion: irradiation uniformity and laser imprinting, Rayleigh-Taylor growth and saturation, compressed core performance and shell fuel mixing, laser plasma interactions and their effect on target performance, and cryogenic target fabrication and handling. (author)

  3. Pulsed power drivers for ICF and high energy density physics

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    This document presents the advantages of the use of nanosecond pulsed power for the generating of high energy and high power at a low cost and high efficiency. The Sandia National Laboratories Particle-beam Fusion program applies these pulse techniques to the Inertial Fusion Energy national goal. Pulsed power has also been used to generate intense, high-energy X-ray sources for application to X-ray laser and radiation effects science research. Results of experiments performed on the Saturn accelerator as well as a design concept for the proposed Jupiter facility are also presented. (TEC). 16 refs., 8 figs

  4. Nuclear pumped lasers in the ICF (inertial confinement fusion) problem

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    The pulse reactor-pumped lasers designed as output power amplifiers of laser driver are proposed. A liquid based on the aprotic acid activated by neodymium with a solved uranium-235 as a laser active medium of the pulse reactor-pumped lasers and amplifiers has been suggested. An investigation of optical properties of this liquid under excitation by fission fragments has been performed at BARS-6 pulse reactor. The optical effects such as lens and wedge in the excited liquid has been established. (authors)

  5. Fragmentation of suddenly heated liquids in ICF reactors. Revision 1

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    Fragmentation of free liquids in Inertial Confinement Fusion reactors could determine the upper bound on reactor pulse rate because increased surface area will enhance the cooling and condensation of coolant ablated by the fusion x rays. Relaxation from the suddenly (neutron) heated state will move a liquid into the negative pressure region under the liquid-vapor P-V dome. The resulting expansion in a diverging geometry will hydrodynamically force the liquid to fragment, with vapor then forming from the new surfaces to fill the cavities. An energy minimization model is used to determine the fragment size that produces the least amount of non-fragment-center-of-mass energy; i.e., the sum of the surface and dilational kinetic energies. This model predicts fragmentation dependence on original system size and amount of isochoric heating as well as liquid density, Grueneisen parameter, surface tension, and sound speed. A two dimensional molecular dynamics code was developed to test the model at a microscopic scale for the Lennard-Jones fluid with its two adjustable constants chosen to represent lithium

  6. The numerical study of nonlinear instabilities in ICF plasmas

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    Zheng, Chunyang; Hao, Liang; Liu, Zhanjun

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    Convective Raman or Brillouin amplification and competition between them in inhomogeneous, drifting plasmas are discussed. Based on a five-wave model, relations of the backscattering reflectivity between Raman and Brillouin are deduced, and the influence of inhomogeneity, drift, damping to the pattern of competition is analyzed. For the given plasma conditions and noise source, the backscatter spectrum can be constructed. Recent gas-filled hohlraum experiments at the SHEN-GUANG laser facility show good agreement between measured reflectivity and our model predictions. The features of side-scatter in overlapping laser beams are also studied. We observe that backward Raman scattering level of one pump beam can be significantly enhanced when the second beam crosses it. This can be explained as the induced stimulated Raman side scattering, and the scattering wave of the first beam is as the seed light of the second beam. The variance of Raman scattering level with the different crossing angles is investigated. An extended five-wave model including nonlinear damping and detuning of plasma wave is under consideration.

  7. The ICF status and plans in the United States

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    The United States continues to maintain its leadership in inertial confinement fusion as it moves toward the goal of ignition. The flagship of the program is the National Ignition Facility (NIF) presently under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Experiments had begun on the first four beams of the National Ignition Facility just at the time of the last IFSA Conference. Several new successful campaigns have been conducted since then in planar hydrodynamics and hohlraums as well as activating the VISAR diagnostic for equation of state experiments. Highlights of these results will be reviewed. Presently, the four beam experimental capability has been suspended while the first eight beams are being installed as the first step in building out the project. Meanwhile, much progress has been made in developing ignition designs for using NIF. An array of designs having several ablator materials have been shown computationally to ignite with energies ranging from the design energy to as low as 1 MJ of laser energy. Alternative direct drive designs in the NIF indirect drive configuration have been developed by LLE. This wide array of design choices has increased the chance of achieving ignition sooner on the facility. Plans are now being developed to begin an ignition experimental campaign on NIF in 2010, a little over a year after completion of the facility. Other US facilities are also implementing improved capabilities. Peta-watt lasers are now under construction at the University of Rochester and Sandia National Laboratory. The Z pulsed power machine at Sandia National Laboratory is being refurbished to improve its performance. The ongoing research program at the OMEGA laser at the University of Rochester and the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratory as well as at the Nike, Trident and Janus lasers remain strong, performing experiments supporting the NIF ignition plan and direct drive ignition. There also is an active program in the broader field of high energy density science on these facilities. These activities will be reviewed here as well as presented in talks throughout the conference. (authors)

  8. Precise Opacities for Astrophysics (Fe and Ni) and ICF modeling

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    Klapisch, Marcel; Gilles, Dominique; Busquet, Michel

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    Opacities of FeIII - FeXV at Te =15-20 eV and densities 1.e16-1.e23 cm-3 have been computed with an improved version of the HULLAC code. More than 109 transitions have been computed, with different ways to account for configuration interactions (CI). Spectra with CI limited to each non-relativistic configuration (CIinNRC) are compared to more extended full Relativistic CI (RCI). The effect of increasing the size of the CI basis is investigated. These comparisons enable optimizing the method for each temperature/density regime. With powerful computers, HULLAC -generated opacity databases could then be envisioned, bypassing the need for statistical approximations.

  9. Synthesis and properties of poly (vinylcyclohexane) for ICF target materials

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    Poly (vincylcyclohexane) (PVCH) was prepared with polystyrene (PS) saturated using heterogeneous hydrogenation techniques. The structure of the synthesized polymers was characterized by means of FT-IR, 1H NMR spectroscopy and GPC, and the results show a good agreement with the proposed structure. The optimum condition for PVCH synthesis was obtained via many experiments. DSC and TG measurements show that PVCH possesses good thermal stability (Tg = 146 degree C, TD > 345 degree C) compared with PS. The solubility of PVCH is improved, i. e. it can completely dissolve in petroleum ether and cyclohexane. (authors)

  10. Design alternatives for cryogenic beryllium windows in an ICF cryostat

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    We propose three backup design options for the cryogenic beryllium windows in a cryostat. The first, a beryllium flange option, reduces peak tensile stresses to 1/3 of that in the original design. The second, a fiberglass flange option, reduces peak tensile stresses to 1/2 of that in the original design and is also low cost. A third option, replacing the beryllium windows with spherical Mylar caps, would require a development program. Even though Mylar has been used previously at cryogenic temperature, this option is still considered unreliable. The near-zero ductility of beryllium at cryogenic temperature makes the reduction of peak tensile stresses particularly desirable. The orginal window design did function satisfactorily and the backup options were not needed. However, these options remain open for possible incorporation in future cryostat designs

  11. Preparation and characterization of foamed copper for ICF

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    The foamed copper was synthesized by electrodeposition technique on the basis of electroless copper plating using sodium hypophosphite as reductant. Micro-structure of foamed copper in different phase was characterized by scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction instruments. Small grain size and homogeneous copper in the foam silk were obtained by electro-less plating. The electrodeposited copper was composed of 0.55 μm granules and there were some big granules in the middle of the electrodeposed copper silk. After heat treatment at 700 degree C, the granules crystal in the silk were dissolved, and the copper grains were bigger. Three-dimensional network foamed copper with compact crystal, density of 0.19 g/cm3, pore diameter ranged from 400 to 600 μm, and porosity of 97.9%was prepared. (authors)

  12. Site support program plan for ICF Kaiser Hanford Company

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    Dieterle, S.E.

    1996-09-27

    The Fiscal Year (FY) 1997 Inftastructure Program Site Support Program Plan (SSPP) addresses the mission objectives, workscope, work breakdown structures (WBS), management approach, and resource requirements for the Infrastructure Program. Attached to the plan are appendices that provide more detailed information associated with scope definition.

  13. Phase-modulation interferometer for ICF-target characterization

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    Characterization requirements for high gain laser fusion targets are severe. We are required to detect defects on the surfaces of opaque and transparent shells with an amplitude resolution of +- 5 nm and a spatial resolution of 1 to 10 μm. To achieve this we have developed a laser-illuminated phase-modulation interferometer. This instrument is based on a photoelastic polarization modulation technique which allows one to convert phase information into an intensity modulation which can be easily and sensitively measured using ac signal processing techniques. This interferometer has detected path length changes as small as 1 nm and the required spatial resolution is assured by using a microscope objective to focus the probe laser beam down to a small (approx. 1 μm) spot on the surface of a microballoon. The interferometer will soon be coupled to an LSI-11 controlled 4π sphere manipulator which will allow us to automatically inspect the entire surface area of a target sphere

  14. Energy gain of ignitable targets in inertial confinement fusion (ICF)

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    A. Parvazian,J Jafari

    2002-01-01

      In order to determine the fusion energy gain in a target due to inertial confinement fusion, it is necessary to solve hydrodynamic equations governed on plasma behavior during confinement time. To compress spherical multilayer targets having fuel in the central part, they are irradiated by laser or heavy ion beams. A suitable mass ratio of a pusher is used to ignite the central part of the target. When compression is maximum, fuel density exceeds from 500 to 1000 times of the cold density. ...

  15. Preparation of hollow shell ICF targets using a depolymerizing model

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    A new technique for producing hollow shell laser fusion capsules was developed that starts with a depolymerizable mandrel. In this technique we use poly(alpha-methylstyrene) (PAMS) beads or shells as mandrels which are overcoated with plasma polymer. The PAMS mandrel is thermally depolymerized to gas phase monomer, which diffuses through the permeable and thermally more stable plasma polymer coating, leaving a hollow shell. We have developed methods for controlling the size of the PAMS mandrel by either grinding to make smaller sizes or melt sintering to form larger mandrels. Sphericity and surface finish are improved by heating the PAMS mandrels in hot water using a surfactant to prevent aggregation. Using this technique we have made shells from 200 μm to 5 mm diameter with 15 to 100 μm wall thickness having sphericity better than 2 μm and surface finish better than 10 nm RMS

  16. Influence and measurement of mass ablation in ICF implosions

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    Spears, B K; Hicks, D; Velsko, C; Stoyer, M; Robey, H; Munro, D; Haan, S; Landen, O; Nikroo, A; Huang, H

    2007-09-05

    Point design ignition capsules designed for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) currently use an x-ray-driven Be(Cu) ablator to compress the DT fuel. Ignition specifications require that the mass of unablated Be(Cu), called residual mass, be known to within 1% of the initial ablator mass when the fuel reaches peak velocity. The specifications also require that the implosion bang time, a surrogate measurement for implosion velocity, be known to +/- 50 ps RMS. These specifications guard against several capsule failure modes associated with low implosion velocity or low residual mass. Experiments designed to measure and to tune experimentally the amount of residual mass are being developed as part of the National Ignition Campaign (NIC). Tuning adjustments of the residual mass and peak velocity can be achieved using capsule and laser parameters. We currently plan to measure the residual mass using streaked radiographic imaging of surrogate tuning capsules. Alternative techniques to measure residual mass using activated Cu debris collection and proton spectrometry have also been developed. These developing techniques, together with bang time measurements, will allow us to tune ignition capsules to meet NIC specs.

  17. Role of the NIF in the development of ICF applications

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    The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 1.8 MJ (at 351 nm), 192 beam laser facility being built at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to achieve inertial fusion ignition in the laboratory. The NIF Project is being designed and built by a team from LLNL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and the University of Rochester. When completed in 2003, it will be a multipurpose facility that will be used for many applications in national security, energy, and the basic sciences. In addition to the National Security Mission, these applications include, for example, electric power generation, space propulsion, and study of basic astrophysical phenomena in the laboratory. Such applications receive benefit both through the state- of-the-art technology developments necessary to build NIF and through specific experiments that will be performed on NIF

  18. Recent advances in indirect drive ICF target physics at LLNL

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    In preparation for ignition on the National Ignition Facility, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program, working in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA), and Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester, has performed a broad range of experiments on the Nova and Omega lasers to test the fundamentals of the NIF target designs. These studies have refined our understanding of the important target physics, and have led to many of the specifications for the NIF laser and the cryogenic ignition targets. Our recent work has been focused in the areas of hohlraum energetics, symmetry, shock physics, and target design optimization and fabrication. (author)

  19. Site Support Program Plan for ICF Kaiser Hanford Company

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    This document describes the Hanford Reservation site support program plan for each support division, in terms of safety, environmental concerns, costs, and reliability. Support services include the following: Piped Utilities; Electrical utilities; transportation; Energy management; General Administration Support Buildings; electrical safety upgrades. Contained in this Volume I is introductory information covering the following: Management support; president's office; communications office; legal department; strategic initiatives; organizational development; administration division including management, project planning, finances, human resources, cost estimating; management assessment; labor relations

  20. The ICF status and plans in the United States

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    Moses, E.I.; Miller, G.H.; Kauffman, R.L. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (United States)

    2006-06-15

    The United States continues to maintain its leadership in inertial confinement fusion as it moves toward the goal of ignition. The flagship of the program is the National Ignition Facility (NIF) presently under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Experiments had begun on the first four beams of the National Ignition Facility just at the time of the last IFSA Conference. Several new successful campaigns have been conducted since then in planar hydrodynamics and hohlraums as well as activating the VISAR diagnostic for equation of state experiments. Highlights of these results will be reviewed. Presently, the four beam experimental capability has been suspended while the first eight beams are being installed as the first step in building out the project. Meanwhile, much progress has been made in developing ignition designs for using NIF. An array of designs having several ablator materials have been shown computationally to ignite with energies ranging from the design energy to as low as 1 MJ of laser energy. Alternative direct drive designs in the NIF indirect drive configuration have been developed by LLE. This wide array of design choices has increased the chance of achieving ignition sooner on the facility. Plans are now being developed to begin an ignition experimental campaign on NIF in 2010, a little over a year after completion of the facility. Other US facilities are also implementing improved capabilities. Peta-watt lasers are now under construction at the University of Rochester and Sandia National Laboratory. The Z pulsed power machine at Sandia National Laboratory is being refurbished to improve its performance. The ongoing research program at the OMEGA laser at the University of Rochester and the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratory as well as at the Nike, Trident and Janus lasers remain strong, performing experiments supporting the NIF ignition plan and direct drive ignition. There also is an active program in the broader field of high energy density science on these facilities. These activities will be reviewed here as well as presented in talks throughout the conference. (authors)