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  1. Le capital-risque aux Etats-Unis

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    Bernard Paulré

    2003-01-01

    Sur une période longue de trente années, l'évolution du capital-risque aux Etats-Unis est caractérisée par une montée en puissance progressive marquée par quelques cycles mineurs et débouchant sur un cycle d'une amplitude relative considérable entre 1995 et 2001. A partir des données primaires tirées de la base de données Venture Expert et de traitements originaux, nous apportons des éléments d'information quantifiés sur l'évolution du système de capital-risque aux Etats-Unis et, notamment, s...

  2. Isabelle Vagnoux. Les Etats-Unis et le Mexique. Histoire d’une relation tumultueuse

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    Menéndez, Mario

    2006-01-01

    ... dans les ténèbres de la confusion. Pari réussi de l’auteur dans cet ouvrage consacré aux riches et ambiguës relations entretenues entre le Mexique et les Etats-Unis depuis le début du XIXe...

  3. Isabelle Vagnoux. Les Etats-Unis et le Mexique. Histoire d’une relation tumultueuse.

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    Mario Menéndez

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Rares sont les ouvrages qui vous mènent dans le labyrinthe historique des relations entre deux pays sans jamais vous lâcher dans les ténèbres de la confusion. Pari réussi de l’auteur dans cet ouvrage consacré aux riches et ambiguës relations entretenues entre le Mexique et les Etats-Unis depuis le début du XIXe siècle, et qui semblent se perpétuer, sous d’autres aspects, encore aujourd’hui. Le parti pris d’une présentation chronologique de l’histoire peut surprendre, mais elle s’avère, grâce ...

  4. La diaspora portoricaine aux Etats-Unis Puerto rican diaspora in the United States

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    Auberte Pallud

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available En retraçant brièvement l’histoire des Portoricains résidents sur l’ile et sur les Etats-Unis continentaux, cette étude se réfère à des penseurs tels que  Bouilla, Deleuze et Gattari ainsi que Scheffer,  pour offrir un nouveau cadre théorique et une nouvelle conceptualisation de l’identité et de la diaspora.Brushing an overview of Puertoricans’ history, those living on the Island and those living on the continent, the present study refers to thinkers such as Bonilla’s, Deleuze, and Gattari’s, as well as Sheffer’s to offer a new theoretical framework and a new conceptualization identity and diaspora

  5. Le capital-risque aux Etats-Unis : Structure et évolution du système

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    Paulré, Bernard

    2003-01-01

    Rapport effectué dans le cadre d'une convention avec l'Institut CDC.; Sur une période longue de trente années, l'évolution du capital-risque aux Etats-Unis est caractérisée par une montée en puissance progressive marquée par quelques cycles mineurs et débouchant sur un cycle d'une amplitude relative considérable entre 1995 et 2001. A partir des données primaires tirées de la base de données Venture Expert et de traitements originaux, nous apportons des éléments d'information quantifiés sur l'...

  6. Assimilation ou fidélité aux valeurs du Vieux Monde ? La nouvelle et sa représentation de l’immigration juive aux Etats-Unis

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    Crystel Pinçonnat

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Quel modèle adopter : le respect de la tradition ou la voie de l’américanisation ? A partir de quelques nouvelles traduites du yiddish (New-Yorkaises de Lamed Shapiro, Le Fils qui venait d’Amérique d’Isaac Bashevis Singer et de l’américain (L’Oiseau-juif de Bernard Malamud, Eli le fanatique de Philip Roth et La Voix la plus forte de Grace Paley, cet article se propose d’étudier la représentation de la déchirure qui hante la communauté juive ashkénaze émigrée aux Etats-Unis : son tiraillement entre fidélité au passé et adhésion au présent.What model should be adopted: being respectful of tradition or becoming Americanized? A lot of Yiddish or American short stories raise the issue: New-York’s Women by Lamed Shapiro, The Son Who Came from America by Isaac Bashevis Singer,The Jewbird by Bernard Malamud Eli, The Fanatic by Philip Roth, and The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley. This article examines the representation these texts offer of the ongoing conflict within the Ashkenaze Jewish community, who came to the United States, torn between its past and its present, resistance and assimilation.¿Qué modelo adoptar : el respeto de la tradición o la vía de la americanización ? A partir de algunas novelas cortas traducidas del yiddish (New York’s Women de Lamed Shapiro, The Son Who Came from America de Isaac Bashevis Singer y del americano (The Jewbird de Bernard Malamud, Eli, The Fanatic de Philp Roth, y The Loudest Voice de Grace Paley, este artículo analiza la representación del dilema que desgarra a la comunidad judía asquenazie inmigrada a los Estados Unidos : la elección entre la fidelidad al pasado y la adhesión al presente.

  7. Cooperation or Competition? The American and French Foreign Policies in Africa (Cooperation ou concurrence? La politique africaine de la France et des Etats-Unis en Afrique sub-saharienne)

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    2005-07-26

    Role of the Economy in African Politics 28 A. Economic Markets Favorable to France 28 B. The Great American Attraction 31 C. International Agreements...pour la plupart des extr~mistes islamiques . En effet, bien que les Etats-Unis souhaitent garder les relations amiables avec leurs partenaires...exemple, Albert Sarraut, ministre des colonies, a d6velopp6 un plan visant de d6penser un milliard de francs en Afrique de l’Ouest pour financer les voies

  8. Populisme et démocratie semi-directe : la dénaturation des procédés référendaires en France et aux Etats-Unis

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    Christophe Premat

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Si le populisme se caractérise par l’incarnation d’un ensemble de frustrations à l’égard du système représentatif, il est primordial de s’interroger sur le lien entre une déception à l’égard des institutions et les instruments de démocratie semi-directe. En nous appuyant sur une comparaison entre la France et les Etats-Unis pour analyser d´une part comment le référendum et l’initiative populaire ont modifié la donne dans certains Etats américains et d’autre part comment en France les référendums nationaux ont connu la suspicion « plébiscitaire » à plusieurs reprises, nous souhaiterions comprendre si par nature la démocratie semi-directe n’est que le ressentiment engendré par la lenteur du travail de représentation ou si elle est le complément essentiel à la transformation du régime représentatif.Si la frustración contra el sistema representativo es expresada por el populismo, es crucial interrogarse por el acoplamiento entre una decepción relacionada con las instituciones y los instrumentos semidirectos de la democracia. Al comparar Francia con Estados Unidos con el objetivo de analizar por una parte, cómo las iniciativas populares y los referendums influenciaron la legislación de algunos estados americanos y por otra, cómo los referéndums nacionales en Francia fueron reducidos a plebiscitos, intentamos descifrar si la naturaleza de la democracia semidirecta es el resultado de un resentimiento contra la lentitud del trabajo representativo o si concluye la transformación del gobierno representativo.If the feelings of frustration against the representative system are expressed by populism, it is crucial to question the link between a disappointment vis-à-vis the institutions and the semi-direct democracy instruments. By comparing France and United States in order to analyze on the one hand how popular initiatives and referenda influenced the legislation of some American States and on the other

  9. L’investiture du 44e président des Etats-Unis :Le National Mall, le village global et le Green New Deal

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    Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Ce texte sur les Etats-Unis est le dernier article d’une série de trois rédigés au fur et à mesure des événements à l’occasion de la 56e élection présidentielle qui a marqué l’avènement du 44e président, Barack Obama. Le premier article (juin 2008, « Un événement révélateur des mutations de la société américaine » soulignait l’originalité du sénateur candidat Obama à l’élection présidentielle de 2008 en raison de son parcours personnel face à son rival McCain. Le deuxième article (novembre 2008 « Le regard des Américains dans un contexte mondial incertain », mettait en évidence les valeurs symboliques véhiculées par le futur président Obama dans une société qui avait choisi de clore son histoire raciale. Ce troisième article s’appuyant principalement sur les images de la cérémonie d’investiture du 20 janvier 2009, le discours du président Obama et quelques commentaires des médias rend compte du sentiment de joie et de fierté d’un peuple en dépit d’une prise de conscience de la gravité d’une crise financière et économique (sans oublier les deux guerres en cours. Il illustre le choix du président en faveur d’une politique a priori en rupture avec celle de l’administration précédente en prenant l’exemple du changement climatique. Toutefois il s’interroge sur la pertinence de l’expression  « Green New Deal »  avancée par les médias en dehors de toute référence à la notion d’empreinte écologique et d’un regard réflexif sur l’American Way of Life.  This third article mainly based on the images of the inauguration ceremony (January 20th, on the president Obama’s discourse and on a few comments made by the media, describes the feeling of happiness and prideness as expressed by the American people on the National Mall in spite of the seriousness of the financial and economic crises (besides two wars. It also illustrates the choice of a president

  10. Didier Combeau, Des Américains et des armes à feux. Violence et démocratie aux Etats-Unis. Saul Cornell, A Well-Regulated Militia : The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America.

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    Renaud Pacoud

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Deux ouvrages différents dans leur approche mais également passionnants permettent de saisir l’évolution du débat sur les armes à feu aux États-Unis. Des Américains et des armes à feux. Violence et démocratie aux Etats Unis de Didier Combeau rend compte de la relation complexe que les Américains entretiennent avec les armes à feu depuis la fondation de la nation et de la polémique contemporaine sur la question du droit aux armes. A Well-Regulated Militia : The Founding Fathers and the Origins...

  11. Les cartes des chemins de fer au Etats-Unis dans la deuxième moitié du 19ème siècle : quelques réflexions sur la représentation géographique et la géographie imaginaire

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    Mila DI NAPOLI-MARCHETTI

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Sous l’impulsion des voies ferrées se développa aux Etats-Unis, dans la seconde moitié du 19ème siècle, une activité cartographique sans précédent. La représentation d’une réalité géographique, sous couvert de procédés graphiques et techniques, ne révèlerait-elle pas un autre type de géographie ? La carte étant un outil de communication, les cartes des chemins de fer publiées à partir de 1853 aux Etats-Unis ne furent-elles pas un outil privilégié destiné à véhiculer de façon plus ou moins délibérée, sous couvert d’une représentation graphique matérialisée sous des formes diverses, un message à la fois d’information, de propagande ou de publicité à la gloire d’une réussite économique et politique ?In the second half of the 19th century, the United States transcontinental railroads stimulated an unprecedented cartographic activity. The representation of a geographical reality, hidden behind the mapping process, may lead to the disclosure of another and unexpected geography. Since any map is regarded as a tool of communication, the railroad maps, published in the United States since 1853, may be considered a privileged tool intended to convey a message of information, propaganda and advertising glorifying the economic and political success, hiding behind graphic representations featured in various forms.

  12. La fonction logistique, un outil performant d'analyse et de prévision à moyen terme. Application à la production de pétrole et de gaz aux Etats-Unis, en URSS et dans d'autres pays The Logistic Function, an Efficient Medium-Range Analysis and Forecasting Method

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    Seguret J.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la similitude observée entre l'évolution de la production pétrolière d'un pays et celle de la pénétration d'un produit dans un marché (fonction logistique, l'auteur expose le principe d'une méthode originale qui permet, sous certaines conditions, de prévoir quelle sera la production annuelle probable d'un pays producteur à un horizon de 10 à 15 ans. La validité de cette méthode est d'abord démontrée sur l'exemple de la production pétrolière aux Etats-Unis. Elle est ensuite illustrée par les résultats obtenus pour un certain nombre de pays : production future de gaz aux Etats-Unis, production pétrolière future du Canada, de l'URSS, du Venezuela et de l'ensemble du monde hors Moyen-Orient. On the basis of the similarity observed between the variation in the petroleum production of a country and that of the penetration of a product into the market (logistic function, this article describes the principle of an original method that can be used, under certain conditions, to forecast the probable annual production of a producing country in 10 to 15 years. The validity of this method is first demonstrated for the example of oil production in the United States. It is then illustrated by results obtained for various other countries, i. e. future gas production in the United States, future oil production of Canada, the Soviet Union, Venezuela and the world as a whole outside of the Middle East.

  13. Mario Lavagetto, Quel Marcel!

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    Riccardo Orlandi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Review of Mario Lavagetto, Quel Marcel! Frammenti della biografia di Proust. Torino: Einaudi 2011, a work where some of the biographical elements found in the letters of Marcel Proust are confronted with their transfiguration both in the early works (where at first it appears to be vague, and then more precise and methodical and then in the Recherce, where these elements appear in a very different way.

  14. Organisation of biological research carried out in the United States by the A.E.C. or under her contract (1960); Organisation des recherches biologiques menees aux Etats-Unis par l'A.E.C. ou sous son egide. Compte-rendu sommaire d'une mission d'etude (1960)

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    Pellerin, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France).Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1960-07-01

    This report is based on information gathered in the course of a trip to the United States, in November and December 1958 which consisted chiefly of visits to the main biological and medical research laboratories and discussions with the heads of these establishments. A description is given of the general organisation of the Atomic Energy Commission's Division of Biology and Medicine, and of the distribution of responsibility for radiation protection work and for biological, medical and agricultural research amongst the various Services attached to it; this is followed by a more detailed account of the activities carried on in this field at the great national laboratories. Finally, the systems of collaboration set up with external research organisations in the form of research contracts are examined, together with the substantial help provided by the A.E.C. for biological, medical and agricultural research in general, owing to a systematic policy of subsidising the distribution of radioisotopes for this purpose. (author) [French] Le present rapport a ete etabli sur la base des renseignements recueillis au cours d'un voyage d'etude aux Etats-Unis, en novembre et decembre 1958, comportant notamment la visite des principaux laboratoires de recherche biologique et medicale et des entretiens avec les principaux responsables de ces laboratoires. Apres une description de l'organisation generale de la 'Division of Biology and Medicine' de l'Atomic Energy Commission et de la repartition entre les divers Services qui lui sont rattaches des responsabilites concernant la protection contre les radiations et la Recherche biologique, medicale et agronomique, des indications plus detaillees sont donnees au sujet des activites poursuivies dans ce domaine au sein des grands laboratoires nationaux. Sont examinees enfin, l'importance et les modalites de la collaboration instituee avec les Organismes de Recherche exterieurs sous la forme de

  15. Politique sociale et religion aux Etats-Unis : du « conservatisme compatissant » à l’ouragan Katrina Social Policy and Religion in the United States: From Compassionate Conservatism to Hurricane Katrina

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    Taoufik Djebali

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Breaking with the traditional conservatism championed by Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush wanted his social policy to move away from monetary considerations to embrace a religious and spiritual method in healing social ills. The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, located in the White House, was inaugurated a few days after Bush was sworn in. However, the Office was immediately plagued by internal strife, lack of funding and absence of political commitment. Hurricane Katrina (2005 dealt a serious political blow to the Republican President. But paradoxically, it reinforced the ideological hegemony of faith-based organizations. Indeed, following the relief efforts, faith-based organizations, rather than government, were hailed as effective instruments in the fight against poverty, distress, and deviance. This article will argue that contrary to this perception, faith-based organizations have a limited effect on poverty and that the Bush administration exploited them for political purposes.

  16. Apical displacement produced by rotary nickel-titanium instruments and stainless steel files Deslocamento apical produzido por instrumentos de níquel-titânio acionados a motor e limas de aço inoxidável

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    José Roberto Vanni

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the apical displacement produced by different rotary nickel-titanium instruments, testing the hypothesis that rotary systems with nickel-titanium instruments produce lower mean values of apical displacement than stainless steel hand instruments. A total of 100 maxillary permanent first molars were selected for the study. The mesiobuccal roots were sectioned at the top cervical third and embedded in blocks of self-curing resin. The specimens were randomly divided into 5 groups and the root canals were prepared using the following nickel-titanium instruments: Group 1 - Quantec system 2000 (Analytic Endodontics, Mexico; Group 2 - Pro-File T.0.04 (Dentsply/Maillefer, Switzerland; Group 3 - Pro-File Series 29 T.0.04 (Dentsply Tulsa, Switzerland; Group 4 - Pow-R T.0.02 (Moyco-Union Broach, USA. Specimens in Group 5 were prepared using stainless steel hand instruments Flexofile (Dentsply/Maillefer, Switzerland. All root canals were previously submitted to cervical preparation using Orifice Shaper instruments #1, 2, 3 and 4 (Dentsply/Maillefer, Switzerland. After odontometry, the remaining root canal was shaped employing increasingly larger instruments, so that the final instrument corresponded to Quantec #9, Pro-File Series 29 #6, and #35 for the other groups. Specimens in Groups 1 to 4 were prepared using an electric handpiece with 16:1 reduction at 350 rpm. The specimens in Group 5 were manually prepared. Apical displacement was measured and recorded by means of radiographic superimposition on a specific desk. Statistical analysis (ANOVA of the results revealed that all groups presented apical displacements. Considering only the nickel-titanium instruments, Group 4 showed the lowest mean value while Groups 2 and 3 produced the highest mean apical displacement values (pO objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o deslocamento apical produzido por diferentes instrumentos de níquel-titânio acionadas a motor testando a

  17. Empowerment et politiques urbaines aux Etats-Unis

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    Marie-Hélène Bacqué

    2006-01-01

    The theme of empowerment has flourished these last years in the literature issued from international institutions such as the World Bank. In North America, empowerment is a core dimension of community development; in line with the community organizing tradition inspired by Saul Alinski, it raises the question of minorities’ access to power and is rather focused on building counter-powers. To some extent, it has been integrated into political-administrative discourse, as shown by the Empowerme...

  18. Resistência à torção de dois instrumentos endodônticos rotatórios de níquel-titânio Torsional resistance of two nickel-titanium rotatory endodontic instruments

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    Cristiane da COSTA

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Os autores compararam a resistência à torção entre os instrumentos rotatórios de níquel-titânio Quantec Series 2000 e Pow-R, valendo-se de quarenta instrumentos para cada marca divididos em oito para cada um dos seguintes tamanhos nº 15, nº 20, nº 25, nº 35 e nº 40 com 21 mm e conicidade .02. Com a ajuda de um troptômetro modificado cada instrumento foi fixado em um madril e preso à 3 mm de sua ponta, previamente marcada com uma caneta de tinta permanente, na base do aparelho por uma morsa. Em seguida ativou-se a manivela que continha a escala em graus até notar-se sinal característico da fratura do instrumento registrando-se o valor da quantidade de movimento até este momento. Após tabulação dos dados procedeu-se a análise estatística de acordo com o teste t de Student com nível de significância de 1%. Os resultados mostraram haver diferença estatisticamente significante ao comparar-se limas de mesmo número confrontadas as duas marcas, favorável para o instrumento Pow-R.The authors compared the torsional resistance between the Quantec Series 2000 and Pow-R nickel-titanium rotatory instruments, using forty instruments of each brand, divided in eight of each one of the following numbers: nº 15, nº 20, nº 25, nº 35 and nº 40 with 21 mm and taper .02. Each instrument was fixed in the mandrel of a modified tropometer and held 3 mm away from its tip, on a spot that had been previously stamped with a permanent ink pen, by apprehension claws localized on the base of the equipment. Then the graduated handle was activated until a characteristic break sign of the instrument was noticed, the quantity of movement up to this moment being recorded. After the values were tabulated, the statistical analysis was carried out according to the Student t test. The results revealed a statistically significant difference when instruments of the same number, from both evaluated brands, were compared, favouring the Pow-R instruments.

  19. Management of gas releases with greenhouse effect: which economical tools?; Maitriser les emissions de gaz a effet de serre: quels instruments economiques?

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    Lepeltier, Serge [Senat, Paris (France)

    2000-06-09

    The climatic change represents the most severe danger to the durable world development, public health and future prosperity. This document concerning the gas releases with greenhouse effect is a report of the Senate Planning delegation regarding the economic and fiscal tools envisaging abatement of releases of gases with greenhouse effect. These issues are presented in four chapters titled as follows: 1. Since the scientific evidencing, requirement of managing the releases of gas with greenhouse effect has been unanimously recognized at the summits of Rio (1992) and Kyoto (1997); 2. The economic theory suggests instruments for reducing the gas releases with greenhouse effect at a minimum cost; 3. Challenges and ways of international cooperation in the field of climatic change; 4. Joining the political will with the pragmatic use of the economic instruments at national scale. The document contains a synthesis of proposals directed towards the following goals: international negotiations relating to climatic change; creating the community framework of managing the gas releases resulting in greenhouse effect; establishing national measures for managing the gas releases leading to greenhouse effect; actions to be undertaken by the territorial collectivities.

  20. Implementing of multilateral environmental agreements: which economic instruments for the countries of the PSZ?; Mise en oeuvre des accords multilateraux sur l'environnement: quels instruments economiques pour les pays de la zsp?

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    NONE

    2001-03-01

    Several multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) have been concluded since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Some of them have created economic instruments designed to arrest the rapid degradation of the planet environment. Until now and for a variety of reasons, the countries in the Priority Solidarity Zone (PSZ) have not been able to stand as very active partners in negotiating these instruments. This study seeks to respond to the question of whether the PSZ countries are in a position to derive benefit from these new instruments and what the potential impact of these instruments will be on their medium and long-term development. This question often has to be put in more basic terms: ''do the conditions required to apply these instruments exist in the PSZ countries?''.

  1. Interview with René Yáñez, artist, co-founder of the Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA, USA, August 13, 2001 Entretien avec René Yáñez, artiste, co-fondateur de la Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA, Etats-Unis

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    Gérard Selbach

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available René Yáñez is an all-round visual artist and visionary, now in his sixties. He came out of the Chicano movement of the 70’s and was instrumental in founding the Galería de la Raza in the Mission district of San Francisco. He remained some fifteen years as its director, curating exhibitions, directing and promoting emerging artists of all kinds. He then worked as director of cultural programming at the Mexican Museum until its closure. René Yáñez co-produced Mexican performance artist Astrid H...

  2. The energy situation in the Usa; Le contexte energetique des Etats-Unis

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    2006-07-01

    This analyses discusses the energy supplying security, the natural gas demand increase and its consequences, the climatic change in the long-dated, the long dated perspectives of the Usa energy policy, the law on the energy and the consequences for the nuclear activity, the financial incentives in favor of the construction of new nuclear power plants in the Usa and the good nuclear energy industry situation in the Usa. (A.L.B.)

  3. L'intensite du capital au Canada et aux Etats-Unis, 1987 a 2003

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    Baldwin, John R.; Fisher, Anthony; Gu, Wulong; Frank C. Lee; Robidoux, Benoit

    2008-01-01

    Les donnees officielles produites par les organismes statistiques ne sont pas toujours ideales aux fins de comparaisons entre pays en raison de differences relatives aux sources de donnees et de la methodologie. Les analystes qui procedent a des comparaisons entre pays doivent choisir avec soin entre plusieurs options et parfois adapter les donnees a leurs propres fins. Dans le present document, nous elaborons des estimations comparables du stock de capital pour examiner l'intensite relative ...

  4. Les Etats-Unis d'Amérique deviennent observateur au CERN

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    CERN Press Office. Geneva

    1997-01-01

    Council delegates applauded warmly as representatives of United States of America were welcomed to the Council session for the first time as official Observers. This new status follows the agreement between CERN and the United States for a contribution of $531 million to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project which was signed in Washington on 8 December (see Press Release no.7 1997).

  5. Mieux comprendre ce que fait la droite ultra aux Etats-Unis

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    Pierre Guerlain

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Lewis Lapham, Theater of War, In Which the Republic Becomes an Empire, New York, 2002, 2003, The New Press, 278 p., 14.95 $Lewis Lapham, Gag Rule, On the suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy, New York, The Penguin Press, 2004, 178 p., 19.95 $Serge Halimi, Le Grand bond en arrière, Comment l’ordre libéral s’est imposé au monde, Paris Fayard, 2004, 620 p., 23 euros
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  6. The United States facing their petroleum dependence; Les Etats-Unis face a leur dependance petroliere

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    Noel, P. [Institut francais des Relations Internationals, 75 - Paris (France); Universite Pierre Mendes-France-IEPE-CNRS, 38 - Grenoble (France)

    2002-06-01

    In the framework of ''the energy crisis of 2000-2001'', the Cheney report and the petroleum dependence, this study presents a critical examination of the United States petroleum situation, its perception in the american political milieu and the public policies implementing during the last ten years. The first section is devoted to the petroleum supply. In the second section, the american petroleum policy and the energy safety are studied. (A.L.B.)

  7. The diesel fuel ready for the Usa; Le diesel pret a decoller aux Etats-Unis

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    Jolivet, J.P.

    2004-01-01

    Because of new favourable conditions, the diesel fuel seems to develop rapidly in the Usa: a better brand image, technological progresses, evolution of the legislation, hardening of the air quality regulations. Some difficulties still exist and are analyzed in this paper. (A.L.B.)

  8. Vieillissement et protection sociale en Europe et aux Etats-Unis

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    Algava, Elisabeth; Plane, Mathieu

    2004-01-01

    L’étude réalisée ici vise à appréhender les effets du vieillissement de la population sur les systèmes de protection sociale de sept pays européens (Allemagne, Espagne, France, Italie, Pays-Bas, Royaume-Uni, Suède) et des États-Unis, en neutralisant autant que possible les autres sources de différenciation entre pays afin de mieux apprécier l’effet spécifique du vieillissement. La méthode utilisée s’appuie sur un scénario est réalisée une projection de la population active et de l’activité éc...

  9. Solar energy in the United States; L'energie solaire aux Etats-Unis

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    Ochoa, D. [Attache scientifique a San Francisco (United States); Slaoui, A. [Institut d' Electronique du Solide et des Systemes (InEss, CNRS), 67 - Strasbourg (France); Soler, R. [Electricite de France (EDF), 78 - Chatou (France); Bermudez, V. [IRDEP, EDF, 78 - Chatou (France)

    2009-07-01

    Written by a group of five French experts who visited several research centres, innovating companies and solar power stations in the United States, this report first proposes an overview of solar energy in the United States, indicating and commenting the respective shares of different renewable energies in the production, focusing on the photovoltaic energy production and its RD sector. The second part presents industrial and research activities in the solar sector, and more specifically photovoltaic technologies (silicon and thin layer technology) and solar concentrators (thermal solar concentrators, photovoltaic concentrators). The last chapter presents the academic research activities in different universities (California Tech Beckman Institute, Stanford, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado School of Mines)

  10. Chapitre 8 – Face à face Europe – Etats-Unis

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    Huber, Sophie

    2013-01-01

    « La tâche qui consiste à répondre à l’initiative américaine a elle-même inspiré à l’Europe de nouvelles idées sur le développement de son intégration. Le défi a aidé la Communauté à faire de nouveaux progrès vers la définition d’une identité politique et économique. » La multipolarisation du système international observée par nombre de responsables européens entraîna une prise de conscience de la nécessité de positionner l’Europe communautaire face au monde entier. Elle n’ôta pas aux Etats-U...

  11. Instrumentation

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    Decreton, M

    2001-04-01

    SCK-CEN's research and development programme on instrumentation involves the assessment and the development of sensitive measurement systems used within a radiation environment. Particular emphasis is on the assessment of optical fibre components and their adaptability to radiation environments. The evaluation of ageing processes of instrumentation in fission plants, the development of specific data evaluation strategies to compensate for ageing induced degradation of sensors and cable performance form part of these activities. In 2000, particular emphasis was on in-core reactor instrumentation applied to fusion, accelerator driven and water-cooled fission reactors. This involved the development of high performance instrumentation for irradiation experiments in the BR2 reactor in support of new instrumentation needs for MYRRHA, and for diagnostic systems for the ITER reactor.

  12. Instruments

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    Buehrer, W. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

    1996-12-31

    The present paper mediates a basic knowledge of the most commonly used experimental techniques. We discuss the principles and concepts necessary to understand what one is doing if one performs an experiment on a certain instrument. (author) 29 figs., 1 tab., refs.

  13. The United States and the Arab Gulf Monarchies; Les Etats-Unis et les monarchie arabes du Golfe

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    Kechichian, J.A

    1999-07-01

    The United States has enduring strategic interests in the Persian Gulf region. To understand these interests and the Usa policy towards the Arab Gulf Monarchies, the french institute of international relations (IFRI) proposes this document. The following chapters are detailed: the United States and the Arab Gulf Monarchies, overview, Chief Unites States Objective: Access to oil, re-evaluating United States Foreign Policy in the Gulf, the second term (Usa strategy). (A.L.B.)

  14. Le capital-risque et le rôle des grandes entreprises
    aux Etats-Unis

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    Paulré, Bernard

    2003-01-01

    Ce texte fut écrit à l'occasion du cinquantenaire de l'Association Nationale des Docteurs en Sciences Economiques (12 juin 2003). Une version différente et plus courte fut publiée sous le titre Les groupes industriels et le Capital Risque dans le numéro spécial de la revue Vie et Sceiencs économiques (revue de l'ANDESE) : n° 164 de juillet 2003.; L'apparition et le développement d'un système de capital-risque soulèvent naturellement la question de la place ou de l'attitude des grandes entrepr...

  15. Le capital-risque et le rôle des grandes entreprises aux Etats-Unis

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    Bernard Paulré

    2003-01-01

    L'apparition et le développement d'un système de capital-risque soulèvent naturellement la question de la place ou de l'attitude des grandes entreprises vis-à-vis de celui-ci. Logiquement, et pour raisonner simplement, on peut considérer que les activités de ce système sont peu appréciées et potentiellement menaçantes pour les grandes entreprises en place. C'est le point de vue que nous conduit à avoir la thèse du premier Schumpeter. Mais le second Schumpeter, celui de Capitalisme, Socialisme...

  16. Etats-Unis: Le Francais a l'ecole elementaire (United States: French in the Elementary School).

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    Egea-Kuchne, Denise

    1993-01-01

    A discussion of French foreign language instruction in the elementary schools (FLES) in the United States looks at the rationale behind and proliferation of FLES programs and the diversity of program models, including exploratory, traditional second language, and immersion. (MSE)

  17. US National Security Strategy and preemption; Le concept de preemption dans la strategie de securite nationale des Etats-Unis

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    Kristensen, H.M. [Federation of American Scientists, Washington, D.C. (United States)

    2006-07-15

    According to a US National Security Strategy analysis conducted in 2006, preemption has evolved from concept into doctrine. The concept plan for Global Strike (CONPLAN 8022-02) will be maintained by the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and Global Strike (JFCC-SGS), which is planned to be fully operational from the autumn of 2006. The aim of CONPLAN 8022 is to be able to destroy by nuclear weapons those targets that cannot be destroyed by other means. Should deterrence fail, weapons must be ready to be put to use, be they nuclear or conventional. (author)

  18. Insight on the energy in the United States; Apercus sur l'energie aux Etats-Unis

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    Jamet, Ph

    2006-11-15

    This document recapitulates the main characteristics and the key data of the energy in the United States (fossil energies, renewable energies, electric power production). The main american strategies are then described as the actions at the international scale during the last five years. The main data of the research programs in the energy domain are presented and the possible consequences of the government change at the Congress are analyzed. (A.L.B.)

  19. Les crises aux Etats-Unis depuis 1837 : facteurs de renouveau et de redéploiement

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    Tendil, Jean Luc

    2013-01-01

    Si les crises qui ont frappé les États-Unis depuis la première moitié du XIXème siècle ont souvent été plus brutales qu'ailleurs, elles ont aussi été davantage porteuses de changements tangibles et de promesses irrationnelles. Ces fausses apocalypses, quoiqu’involontairement fécondes, sont pourtant vite oubliées.Il n'est pas absurde d'interpréter chaque nouvelle crise comme résultant de l'abandon temporaire du territoire américain à la convoitise de quelques hommes, à mesure que le désir orig...

  20. Two offshore LNG terminals planned by Suez in the USA; Suez prepare deux terminaux offshore aux Etats-Unis

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    Lepetit, V

    2006-02-15

    The US LNG market represents today only 15 million tons per year but it is growing up rapidly and should reach 75 million tons per year in the next ten years. According to Cambridge Energy Research, LNG imports will represent 18% of the US gas resources in 2015 with respect to 3% today, and in 2010 LNG will represent 30% of the world natural gas trade. For these reasons, the Suez group has planned to acquire two offshore gas terminals, i.e. LNG tanker ships fitted with a gasification plant, to supply its Everett terminal on the US East coast and a future terminal in Florida. In both cases, the investment is the same as for an onshore terminal facility. Short paper. (J.S.)

  1. Research and photovoltaic industry at the United States; Recherche et industrie photovoltaique (PV) aux Etats-Unis

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    Lerouge, Ch.; Herino, R.; Delville, R.; Allegre, R

    2006-06-15

    For a big country as the United States, the solar energy can be a solution for the air quality improvement, the greenhouse gases fight and the reduction of the dependence to the imported petroleum and also for the economic growth by the increase of the employment in the solar industry sector. This document takes stock on the photovoltaic in the United States in the industrial and research domains. The american photovoltaic industry is the third behind the Japan and the Germany. (A.L.B.)

  2. United States and developing countries in the climatic negotiation; Etats-Unis et PED dans la negociation climatique

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    Blanchard, O. [Universite Pierre Mendes-France IEPE-CNRS, 38 - Grenoble (France); Reiner, D. [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)

    2003-07-01

    Two main topics are discussed in this presentation. The first one concerns an analysis of the Bush Administration policy consequences towards the climatic change debate and the long dated forecasts. The second one answers the open questions: must the Trans-atlantic divide be solved before or at least simultaneous to developing country accession? Will the kyoto protocol be considered a success? Do long-run formulations of the climate policy debate facilitate actions? (A.L.B.)

  3. Complexos de níquel com bases nitrogenadas e oxigenadas

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    Martin, Maria da Graça Moraes Braga

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: O níquel é um dos microconstituintes presentes em algumas enzimas e foi relacionado à atividade da urease em 1975. Até 2010 eram conhecidas 8 enzimas de níquel e sete delas estão envolvidas em processos do ciclo do carbono, do nitrogênio e do oxigênio e as hidrogenases de níquel com o consumo/produção de H2. Neste trabalho foram desenvolvidos estudos envolvendo modelos bio-inspirados nas hidrogenases NiFe e na dioxigenase acirredutona, ARD. O interesse nas hidrogenases está ligado à ...

  4. Mario Lavagetto, Quel Marcel! Frammenti dalla biografia di Proust

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    Eloisa Morra

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Un passo indietro: se volessimo concentrare in un’immagine il gesto critico di Mario Lavagetto nel suo Quel Marcel! Frammenti dalla biografia di Proust (Einaudi, 2011 dovremmo far riferimento al titolo – poi scartato per ragioni di chiarezza editoriale – che il saggista avrebbe voluto dare a un altro suo classico, Freud, la letteratura e altro. Dopo il corpo a corpo col testo e la scoperta del lapsus «tanto esemplare e trasparente quanto catastrofico» che avevano mosso le fila delle pagine di Stanza 43, Lavagetto sembra quasi aver voluto indietreggiare con passo così lungo da mettersi addirittura dietro le quinte e riuscire così a prendere la giusta distanza da quella «grande, e forse preterintenzionale, trappola per l’interpretazione» che è la Recherche.

  5. Caracterização de níquel eletrodepositado em substrato de cobre

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    Erik Luis Sardinha Cecconello

    2006-01-01

    As propriedades tribológicas de materiais de engenharia são melhoradas através do uso de revestimentos. Na indústria do aço, a aplicação de revestimentos de níquel em cobre tem propiciado um aumento na vida útil de moldes de lingotamento contínuo. O níquel eletrodepositado aumenta a resistência ao desgaste por abrasão e fricção entre o aço e o cobre utilizado nos moldes. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a morfologia e determinar a porosidade do níquel eletrodepositado em cobre, utiliz...

  6. Quel instrument utiliser pour l'evaluation des fonds alloues aux ...

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    Une etude pilate retrospective a ere conduite au Burkina Faso sur I' estimation des fonds en nutrition et leur source de financement dans le systeme de sante du Burkina ... It appears obvious that the assessment of the funds involve in nutrition is very difficult du to the fact that there is no systematic method for this matter.

  7. Trojan Horses and Friendly Faces: Irish Gaelic Typography as Propaganda Comment former les caractères : la typographie gaélique comme instrument de propagande

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    Mathew D. Staunton

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Dans son livre Cinq cents ans d’imprimerie, l’historien S. H. Steinberg plaide pour l’élimination des caractères non-latin et cite le gaélique d’Irlande comme l’exemple même d’une typographie devenue désuète. Si cette critique peut être considérée comme malveillante par certains commentateurs, elle n’en fournit pas moins un cadre utile à une étude des caractères typographiques gaéliques et de leur signification.Comme Steinberg, nous pouvons envisager la typographie gaélique de trois manières.Premièrement, loin d’avoir été développées en Irlande, les fontes gaéliques furent d’abord conçues et fabriquées en Angleterre. Des formes plus tardives apparurent en Belgique, France, Italie, Australie et aux Etats-Unis. Ont-elles une identité essentiellement irlandaise ?Deuxièmement, la création de ces fontes découla, à l’origine, de la politique religieuse d’Elizabeth Ière. Elles devinrent plus tard un instrument de la Contre-réforme et plus tard encore du nationalisme irlandais. En dehors de son utilisation à des fins de propagande, la typographie gaélique a-t-elle jamais véritablement existé ?Enfin, les inventeurs des caractères typographiques gaéliques se sont toujours montrés hostiles à toute évolution susceptible de parvenir à une plus grande lisibilité. La forme de chaque caractère répond davantage à un critère d’authenticité visuelle qu’à une quelconque notion d’efficacité.  Comment l’irlandité est-elle ainsi véhiculée par la typographie ?

  8. Present day situation and perspectives of the nuclear sector in the USA; La situation actuelle et les perspectives du secteur nucleaire aux Etats-Unis

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    2008-07-01

    With the restart-up of Browns Ferry NPP on May 22, 2007, the US nuclear park comprises now 104 reactors in operation: 35 BWR-type and 69 PWR-type. NPPs are present in only 31 states and mainly in the eastern half of the country. Nuclear energy represents 20% of the US energy mix (coal: 50%, gas: 19%, hydro-power: 6%, petroleum: 3% and other renewable energies: 2%). The highest average availability rate in power generation is reached by nuclear energy (89.9%). The nuclear power generation reached 787.2 TWh in 2006, i.e. the second best result after the 2004 record (788.5 TWh). This document presents also some nuclear safety and radioprotection indicators (number of unplanned outages, failures, injury frequency rate), the programme of licenses extension, the permissions for power increase, the demands for design certification, for early site permit, and for combined construction permit and operating license. The regulation may be different from one state to the other and sometimes not favorable to a re-launch of nuclear energy. The situation of each state in this domain is presented in appendix. (J.S.)

  9. The United States and the petroleum from Rockfeller in the Gulf war; Les Etats-Unis et le petrole de Rockefeller a la guerre du Golfe

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    Noel, P. [Institut francais des Relations Internationals, 75 - Paris (France); Universite Pierre Mendes-France-IEPE-CNRS, 38 - Grenoble (France)

    2003-07-01

    To analyze the american policy in the petroleum dependence framework, the author presents the historical aspects of the petroleum industry development, the juridical aspects of the government intervention after 1920, the reagan movement and the liberal policy. In the context and waiting a technological progresses in the transport sector, the United States will continue to invest in the safety and the development of the world petroleum market. (A.L.B.)

  10. About the renewable and the seas energies in the United States; Apercus sur les energies renouvelables et l'energie des mers aux Etats-Unis

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    Jamet, Ph

    2006-07-01

    This report aims to bring some information on the regulations and the technologies in the United States in the domain of the seas energies. After a presentation of the different seas and renewable energies and the corresponding regulations in the United States, the author concludes of an energy in its infancy except for the offshore wind power where some big projects are implemented. (A.L.B.)

  11. Les firmes transnationales dans la gouvernance de l'eau Veolia et Suez au Mexique et aux Etats-Unis (1993-2014)

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    Valdovinos, Joyce

    2015-01-01

    The involvement of the private sector in water governance has greatly evolved over the last 20 years. Private water companies have gone from being local operators to becoming economic and political actors of global environmental governance. Their vast array of services and the expansion of their operations in international markets have contributed to building the image of these companies as key stakeholders alongside public authorities. The role of transnational corporations (TNCs) in water g...

  12. François Brunet (ed.), L’Amérique des images. Histoire et culture visuelles des Etats-Unis

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    Géré, Vanina

    2014-01-01

    To paraphrase Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein in a famous 1966 interview, the American landscape is a landscape of signs. No wonder then that Lichtenstein devoted his entire career to making work that pointed out that all of American life had become an endless series of images. Add to that the United States’ position as (still) economic and military superpower, which makes its history and current events inevitable news items on a global scale, as well as the equally super-powerful machine that is...

  13. Unites States and the oil of the Middle-East; Les Etats-Unis et le petrole du Moyen-Orient

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    Noel, P

    2005-08-15

    The author discusses different aspects of the United States intervention and behavior in the Middle-East petroleum management. The Iraq and Iran potentials are largely under used. The Saudi Arabia defines its own oil policy, but benefits of the Unites States military help. The United States intervention is in the domain of the security of flux on the world market. (A.L.B.)

  14. Les Services culturels de l'Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis (The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States)

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    Slack, Anne

    1978-01-01

    An exposition of the activities of the cultural services of the French Embassy. It is the authority for French and American university relationships, pedagogical activities, administration and management of affairs regarding French professors, examinations, artistic exhibits, musical and theatrical performances, and promotion of films. (Text is in…

  15. The United States in the Copenhagen process: the temptation of leadership; Les Etats-Unis dans le processus de Copenhague: la tentation du leadership

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    2009-06-15

    Written before the Copenhagen Conference, this analysis first gives an overview of the United States energy systems (greenhouse gas emissions, energy sources and more particularly fossil sources) and of the evolutions since the Kyoto Conference in comparison with other countries (notably the European Union). It also evokes the commitment of some States and companies within the USA. Then, the authors comment the revitalization of the environmental policy in the National Recovery Act and the prospects of greenhouse gas emission reductions according to a Congress proposition (Waxman and Markey). They analyse the US posture with respect to international negotiations, aspects which are probably not negotiable, and opportunities to involve the USA in an international agreement.

  16. Is it possible to develop Kyoto without the United States?; Peut-on mettre en oeuvre Kyoto sans les Etats-Unis?

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    Lepetit, P.

    2001-11-01

    In the framework of the Kyoto protocol ratification, it is necessary to transform in laws texts the agreements of Bonn. The United States, first greenhouse effect gases producer, will not participate to these agreements. It seems that without the United States participation, the fight policy against the climatic changes has got little chance of succeeding. (A.L.B.)

  17. LA THEORIE DE L’ECHEC DU CONTRAT PEUT-ELLE EXPLIQUER LA STRUCTURE DU MARCHE DES MAISONS DE RETRAITE AUX ETATS-UNIS ?

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    queinnec, erwan

    2015-01-01

    National audience; La théorie de l’échec du contrat (Hansmann, 1980) soutient que les organisations sans but lucratif (OSBL) surmontent un problème d’asymétrie informationnelle radicale entre producteurs et consommateurs de « biens de confiance ». Il s’agirait là de leur raison d’être institutionnelle au sein des économies de marché. Cependant, cette théorie ne définit pas toujours précisément ce à quoi la notion de « bien de confiance » renvoie. C’est sans doute pourquoi elle bute sur l’exis...

  18. Finance et risque aux Etats-Unis : vers une nouvelle frontière ? Finance and Risk in the USA: A New Frontier?

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    Christine Zumello

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Cet article aborde la question de l’évaluation et de l’anticipation du risque sur les marchés financiers aux États-Unis. Les différents types de risque sont analysés ainsi que les principales méthodes utilisées pour les évaluer. La crise des subprimes qui a marqué la fin du second mandat de G.W. Bush a semblé déboucher sur une crise systémique. Parmi les différentes strates de risque, le plus grave est celui qui porte le système financier et économique au naufrage. Les conditions de la remise en cause du système suite à des prises de risque ou une absence de contrôle rigoureux du risque posent la question de l’équilibre entre la sphère politique et la sphère financière.This article raises the question of the evaluation and anticipation of risk on financial markets in the United States. The various types of risk are analysed as well as the main methods used to measure risk. The subprime crisis which dominated the end of the second G.W. Bush presidential term seemed to bring the whole financial and economic system to the brink of collapse. The central notion of the measure and control of risk hinges on the role of the political sphere versus the financial sphere.

  19. The future of the nuclear wastes and the spent fuels at the United States; Le devenir des dechets nucleaires et des combustibles uses aux Etats-Unis

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    2006-07-01

    The USA regulation distinguishes three classes of nuclear wastes: the low activity wastes under the federal states control, the wastes contaminated by long life radionuclides (transuranic elements) and the high activity wastes. The two last classes are controlled by the DOE (Department of energy). The different classes management are discussed as the DOE obligations towards the operators, the storage project of Yucca Mountain and Private fuel storage of Skull Valley. (A.L.B.)

  20. Comportamiento de películas delgadas de níquel y óxido de níquel en NaCl al 3 %

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    Magaña, C. R.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to study the behaviour of both: a nickel thin film deposited on steel AISI 1018 (UNS G 10180 and a superior nickel oxide electrochemically obtained on the film; with the purpose of decreasing the corrosion rate of low carbon steel immersed in a solution of NaCl 3% wt, thus efficient anticorrosive protection could be obtained. Two film deposition techniques were used: electrochemical and magnetron DC sputtering; and the protective properties of deposited films exposed to the aggressive media, were evaluated. The characterization of different films was carried out by using electrochemical techniques: polarization curves and electrochemical impedance.

    Este trabajo se enfoca al comportamiento que presenta una película delgada de níquel depositada sobre acero al carbón AISI 1018 (UNS G 10180 y un óxido superior del mismo níquel, con el propósito de disminuir la velocidad de corrosión del acero cuando se expone a una solución de NaCl al 3 % y obtener así una protección anticorrosiva alternativa eficaz. En este trabajo se comparan dos técnicas de depósito: electroquímico y decapado catódico o Magnetron DC Sputtering, y se evalúa la protección a la corrosión de cada depósito frente al medio agresivo. La caracterización de los diferentes depósitos se realizó a través de técnicas electroquímicas, (curvas de polarización y espectroscopia de impedancia.

  1. quel en cavidad oral de individuos con agrandamiento gingival inducido por tratamiento ortodóncico

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    Gómez Arcila, Verónica; Mercado Camargo, Jairo; Herrera Herrera, Alejandra; Fang Mercado,Luis; Díaz Caballero,Antonio

    2014-01-01

    El agrandamiento gingival es una de las alteraciones orales generadas por el uso de aparatología ortodóncica fija. Inicialmente fue descrito como producto de la respuesta alérgica del huésped al níquel, y estudios recientes demostraron que este metal induce proliferación fibroblástica. Sin embargo, se desconoce el grado de bioacumulación de este metal en la cavidad oral. El objetivo del presente estudio consistió en cuantificar la concentración de níquel en muestras de saliva, placa dental y ...

  2. Análisis comparativo del comportamiento biomecánico de dos limas rotatorias de Níquel-Titanio

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    Niño Barrera, Javier Laureano

    2013-01-01

    Las limas rotatorias de N��quel-Titanio son un avance tecnol�ogico que permite al endodoncista llevar a cabo tratamientos de endodoncia en morfolog��as irregulares sin alterarlas. Lamentablemente estos instrumentos pueden fracturarse sin presentar se~nales visibles que permitan prevenir este accidente. Por lo tanto el objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar los factores estructurales de dise~no mec�anico asociados a la falla(por fractura) de las limas de N��quel-Titanio pa...

  3. Morphometrical analysis of cleaning capacity using nickel-titanium rotary instrumentation associated with irrigating solutions in mesio-distal flattened root canals Análise morfológica da capacidade de limpeza promovida pela instrumentação rotatória, associada à soluções irrigantes, com limas de níquel-titânio em canais radiculares com achatamento mesio-distal

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    Melissa Andréia Marchesan

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Variations in the internal anatomy of root canals may interfere with the success of root canal because tissue remnants may remain in the isthmus, re-entrances and ramifications of flattened root canals making instrumentation more difficult. Successful root canal treatment depends fundamentally on shaping, cleaning, disinfection and obturation. This study verified the quality of cleaning of ProFile .04 rotary technique associated with different irrigating solutions: 0.5% sodium hypochlorite, calcium hydroxide + Tergentol and 2% chlorhexidine in canals with mesio-distal flattening. Twelve human mandibular central incisors were randomly divided into 3 groups and instrumented up to ProFile 0.4 #35 file after cervical preparation, and processed histologically. After optical microscopic evaluation, statistical analysis showed that the percentage of cleaning of the three irrigating solutions was statistically different. Two-by-two comparisons classified the irrigating solutions in increasing order of cleaning: calcium hydroxide + Tergentol As variações da anatomia interna de cada canal radicular podem interferir no sucesso da terapêutica endodôntica devido ao fato de que em canais radiculares achatados, pode persistir remanescentes teciduais em istmos, reentrâncias e ramificações dificultando a execução das técnicas de instrumentação. O sucesso do tratamento dos canais radiculares depende fundamentalmente do preparo da forma, limpeza, desinfecção e obturação. Poucos trabalhos avaliaram a limpeza dos canais radiculares após a instrumentação rotatória. O presente trabalho verificou a qualidade de limpeza dos canais radiculares, por meio da microscopia óptica, promovida pela técnica de instrumentação rotatória associada ao hipoclorito de sódio 0,5%, HCT20 e clorexidina, em canais achatados no sentido mésio-distal. Doze incisivos centrais inferiores humanos foram divididos aleatoriamente em três grupos para que fossem

  4. Influencia sobre el extractable de níquel de los minerales oxidados del yacimiento Punta Gorda

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    Antonio R. Chang-Cardona

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito fue validar, a escala industrial, una metodología para períodos largos en una loza de 8 hornos en la empresa productora de níquel Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, con el fin de crear una base de datos de producción confiable para su procesamiento estadístico y demostrar la influencia del contenido de los principales minerales oxidados sobre el extractable de níquel y la tendencia en el comportamiento del extractable de cobalto. Se demostró, mediante experimentos, durante tres meses de monitoreo, la efectividad del software COMPRAC para obtener la composición racional de 100 kg de varios tipos de mena laterítica que entran a los hornos de reducción. A partir de la base de datos creada se obtuvo, por primera vez, las gráficas que reflejan la influencia del contenido de los principales minerales sobre los extractables de níquel y de cobalto; en el caso del níquel con suficiente sensibilidad y confiabilidad para la toma de decisiones operacionales eficaces en el circuito tecnológico Mina-Preparación de Mineral-Hornos de Reducción

  5. Quels impacts des TIC sur le développement durable ?

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    Benoît Dumolin

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La première partie de l’étude examine quels sont les impacts des TIC sur le développement durable. A l’inverse d’une approche sectorielle, l’objectif du développement durable s’inscrit à l’intersection des sphères sociétale, économique, environnementale et de la gouvernance. La dimension transversale des TIC rend l’analyse des interactions entre ces quatre piliers difficile d’autant plus que l’influence du numérique sur l’économie ou sur l’organisation sociale est complexe à mesurer. Les effe...

  6. DETECCIÓN DE METALES LIBERADOS EN SALIVA DESPUÉS DE LA COLOCACIÓN DE CORONAS NÍQUEL CROMO: ESTUDIO PILOTO

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    L MARTINEZ OLGUIN, JERALDINE IZCHE

    2015-01-01

    El propósito fundamental de este trabajo es la detección de níquel, cromo y hierro liberados en saliva después de la colocación de coronas níquel- cromo en pacientes sometidos a rehabilitación bucal en un periodo de 2 meses, en la Clínica de Odontopediatría de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

  7. REMOCIÓN DE COBRE Y NÍQUEL POR INTERCAMBIO CATIÓNICO CON UNA ZEOLITA NATURAL

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    Arnoldy Estupiñan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Se empleó la zeolita natural clinoptilolita, para remover cobre y níquel de aguas residuales de una industria de galvanotecnia. La capacidad de intercambio determinada para la zeolita transformada al estado homoiónico sódico, fue de 0,794 meq/g para cobre y 0,447 meq/g para níquel. Se realizaron ensayos en cochada y en columna, alcanzando éste último un mayor acercamiento al equilibrio. En los ensayos de regeneración, la zeolita sódica concentró el cobre hasta 23,5 veces con respecto al valor que presenta en los enjuagues de los baños de recubrimiento en medio ácido, mostrando su potencialidad para usarla en el tratamiento de estos residuos, por su efectividad y bajo costo.

  8. Catalizadores de níquel para la deshidrogenización de isopropanol a acetona

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    Guillermo Peña G.

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Se prepararon catalizadores de óxido de níquel soportados en sílica-gel y alúmina, por los métodos de impregnación, precipitación y coprecipitación. También se estudió el efecto de la adición de estaño como promotor. Se siguió un diseño factorial de experimentos para la preparación de los catalizadores y se determinó la importancia relativa de las variables, así como los niveles más adecuados, entre los estudiados. EI método de impregnación, utilizando sílica-gel como soporte y con estaño como promotor, presentó las mejores propiedades deshidrogenantes. Se observó una gran influencia de las condiciones de lavado y calcinación sobre el comportamiento final de estos catalizadores.

  9. Vers un nouvel artisanat? Quelle enquête pour quel terrain

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    Patrick Gaboriau

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Quel est aujourd'hui, dans la recherche en sciences sociales, l'intérêt d'une démarche artisanale? Reconsidérer le temps et l'espace à partir de points de vue, et non plus comme des données préalables objectives parait essentiel. La localisation, temporelle et géographique, implique un mode de construction qu'il s'agit de penser et d'exposer dans le processus de la recherche. Cette localisation suppose des types de relations, d'un chercheur avec ses interlocuteurs, qui bâtissent l'ici et le maintenant. Reprenant de la micro-histoire la notion d'échelle d'étude, notion articulée au concept éliasien de formation sociale, les auteurs donnent quelques pistes possibles marquées par le jeu polyphonique, où le texte final de recherche, ouverts et suspensifs, pourraient rester interrogatifs et proposer, plutôt que de systématiser des principes stables et de synthétiser.

  10. Radioisotope instruments

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    Cameron, J F; Silverleaf, D J

    1971-01-01

    International Series of Monographs in Nuclear Energy, Volume 107: Radioisotope Instruments, Part 1 focuses on the design and applications of instruments based on the radiation released by radioactive substances. The book first offers information on the physical basis of radioisotope instruments; technical and economic advantages of radioisotope instruments; and radiation hazard. The manuscript then discusses commercial radioisotope instruments, including radiation sources and detectors, computing and control units, and measuring heads. The text describes the applications of radioisotop

  11. DISEÑO DE UN SISTEMA DE VALORES COMPARTIDOS. CASO EMPRESA DE CONSTRUCCIÓN Y REPARACIONES DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL NÍQUEL

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    Ana Teresa Molina Álvarez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En las condiciones de incertidumbre del mundo actual, constituye una necesidad para las organizaciones contar con valores sólidos que, asumidos por todos sus miembros, garanticen el cumplimiento de la misión y visión definidas. El presente trabajo se realiza en la Empresa de Construcción y Reparaciones de la Industria del Níquel y tiene como objetivo diseñar un sistema de valores compartidos, de forma que propicie el cambio en la organización. Se toma como punto de partida la misión y visión de la organización, análisis externo e interno, y el diagnóstico de la cultura de la organización; para lo cual se aplicaron diferentes instrumentos: encuestas, dinámicas grupales y procesos de observación. AbstractUnder the conditions of uncertainty of the current world, it constitutes a necessity for the organizations to have solid values that, assumed by all their members, guarantee the execution of the defined mission and vision.This investigation work is carried out in the Construction and Repairs´ Company of the Nickel Industry and its fundamental objective is to design a system of shared values so that it brings about the change in the organization.It takes as starting point the mission and vision of the organization, external and internal analysis, and the diagnosis of the organization culture. For that purpose were applied different instruments: interviews, group dynamics and observation processes.

  12. Síntesi i caracterització de nanopartícules de níquel

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    Faura López de Haro, Bernat

    2007-01-01

    La finalitat d'aquest projecte és la síntesi de nanopartícules (partícules d'entre 1 i 100 nm) de níquel metàl·lic. Entenent els processos de formació, així com els factors decisius de les condicions de reacció. Caracteritzar tant a nivell estructural com magnètic les nanopartícules obtingudes amb estructura típica fcc, i prenent atenció en aquelles mostres que presentin la fase NiHCP.

  13. Efecto de la onda de corriente rectangular sobre la dureza de recubrimientos de níquel

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    Hoyos, Bibian Alonso; Ossa, Luis Alberto; Rendón, Monica Cecilia

    2010-01-01

    Se estudió el efecto de la frecuencia, la densidad de corriente promedio y el ciclo de trabajo sobre la dureza de electro-depósitos de níquel en soluciones Watts y sulfamato empleando pulsos de corriente rectangular y corriente directa. Los resultados en solución Watts muestran mayores durezas del depósito con balos porcentajes de ciclo de trabajo, altas densidades de corriente promedio y altas frecuencias de la onda de corriente rectangular. La dureza de los depósitos obtenidos para la sol...

  14. Efecto de aditivos en la dureza de los depositos de níquel utilizando corriente pulsante

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    Arango, Luis; Carmona, Juan; Vallejo, Elkin; Hoyos, Bibian

    2008-01-01

    Este trabajo comprende el estudio experimental del efecto conjunto de la inclusión de aditivos (sacarina de sodio y cloruro de amonio), y la utilización de una onda de corriente rectangular, en la dureza de níquel electro-depositado sobre cobre usando baños Watts y Sulfamato. Se obtuvieron recubrimientos brillantes y con altas durezas con la utilización de sacarina de sodio. El uso de cloruro de amonio produjo depósitos opacos y no tuvo un efecto significativo sobre la dureza. Adi...

  15. Nouveaux pétroles : quel avenir ? Partie 2 New Oil: What's in the Future? Part Two

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    Boy De la Tour X.

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    Full Text Available PaL'accroissement des prix de 1973 a rendu accessible toute une plage de pétroles chers, mais ces nouveaux pétroles soulèvent encore des problèmes techniques considérables et leur compétitivité économique a été très affectée par le retournement du marché pétrolier. Quel est l'état des technologies ? Que reste-t-il des ambitieux projets conçus dans les années 70 ? Aux horizons 2000/2010, quel sera l'impact de ces nouveaux pétroles, en terme de quantités et au plan stratégique ? Telles sont les questions auxquelles la présente étude tente de répondre. The increase in oil prices in 1973 made an entire range of expensive oil available, but this new oil still raises considerable technical problems, and its economic competitiveness has been greatly affected by the downturn in the oil market. What is the state of the art of existing technologies ? What remains of the ambitious projects conceived in the 1970s? As of 2000/2010, what will the impact of this new oil be in terms of amounts and from the strategic standpoint? These are the questions that the present study attempts to answer.

  16. Aplicación de la isoterma langmuir a la adsorción competitiva de cadmio, níquel y zinc sobre una bentonita

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    Germán Darío Silva Giraldo; Jorge Alejo Pinzón Bello

    2010-01-01

    Se estudió la adsorción simultánea de los iones cadmio, níquel y zinc en solución acuosa de sus mezclas binarias y ternaria a 25°C, sobre una bentonita del Valle del Cauca, tanto en su estado natural como en su forma homoiónica de sodio.

  17. Estudio de la adsorción de cadmio, níquel y zinc sobre una bentonita natural y homoiónica de sodio

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    Germán Darío Silva Giraldo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se esmdió la adsorción de cadmio, níquel y zinc, en solución acuosa a 25 "C, sobre una bentonita procedente del Valle del Cauca, tanto en su estado natural como en su forma homoiónica de sodio.

  18. Pigmentos nanométricos de alumina dopada com ferro, níquel e manganês

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    Renata Cristina de Lima

    2006-01-01

    Nos últimos anos, a necessidade de produção de pigmentos cerâmicos com novas tonalidades e variadas distribuições de tamanho de partículas tem aumentado consideravelmente. A cor e o tamanho das partículas do pigmento são responsáveis pelas importantes aplicações nas indústrias de cerâmicas, resinas, cosméticos, tintas, plásticos e materiais odontológicos. No presente trabalho, pigmentos nanométricos à base de Al2O3 dopado com 1, 2, 4 e 8% em mol de ferro, níquel e manganês foram preparados ut...

  19. CARACTERIZACIÓN SUPERFICIAL, ELECTROQUÍMICA Y DE COMPOSICIÓN DE ALEACIONES ZINC NÍQUEL ELECTRODEPOSITADAS

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    ULISES PIRATOBA

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La gran demanda de láminas de acero recubiertas con Zinc o con aleaciones de Zinc, es atendida conprocesos de electro deposición en continuo; estos requieren de altas densidades de corriente, obtenidas en electrolitos ácidos. En este trabajo se presenta la composición, morfología superficial y la caracterización electroquímica de aleaciones Zinc Níquel fase gamma sobre láminas de acero, depositadas con altas densidades de corriente. Estas fueron determinadas mediante Análisis de Energía Dispersa de Rayos EDX, Microscopias Electrónica de Barrido SEM y de Fuerza Atómica AFM, e Impedancia Electroquímica EI y polarización Táfel. Se encontraron recubrimientos de grano fino que se pasivan y exhiben un comportamiento anódico frente al sustrato de acero.

  20. Efecto de aditivos en la dureza de los depositos de níquel utilizando corriente pulsante

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    LUIS ARANGO

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo comprende el estudio experimental del efecto conjunto de la inclusión de aditivos (sacarina de sodio y cloruro de amonio, y la utilización de una onda de corriente rectangular, en la dureza de níquel electro-depositado sobre cobre usando baños Watts y Sulfamato. Se obtuvieron recubrimientos brillantes y con altas durezas con la utilización de sacarina de sodio. El uso de cloruro de amonio produjo depósitos opacos y no tuvo un efecto significativo sobre la dureza. Adicionalmente, son mostrados los cambios morfológicos en la superficie de los electro-depósitos con microscopía de barrido de electrones (SEM.

  1. Aleación superficial de superaleaciones base níquel mediante láser

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    Rodríguez, G. P.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available Ni based superalloys present a high oxidation resistance at high temperature as well as good mechanical properties. But new tecnhology developments forcé to research in this materials to improve their properties at high temperature. In this work, two Ni based superalloys (Nimonic 80A and Inconel 600 were surface alloyed with aluminium using a high power laser. SEM and EDX were used to study the microstructure of the obtained coatings. Alloyed specimens were tested at 1.273 K between 24 and 250 h. Results showed the generation of a protective and continuous coating of alumina on the laser treated specimens surface that can improve oxidation resistance.

    Las superaleaciones base níquel presentan una elevada resistencia a la oxidación a alta temperatura, así como excelentes propiedades mecánicas. Los nuevos desarrollos tecnológicos (condiciones cada vez más agresivas obligan a una casi continua modificación de dichas aleaciones. En el presente trabajo, dos superaleaciones base níquel (Nimonic 80A e Inconel 600 se alean superficialmente con aluminio utilizando un láser de alta potencia. Se estudia la microestructura de la capas obtenidas mediante SEM y EDX. Se realizan ensayos de oxidación a 1.273 K sobre las probetas aleadas y sobre el material base durante tiempos variables entre 24 y 250 h. Los resultados indican la formación de una capa protectora de alúmina sobre las probetas aleadas que puede incrementar la resistencia a la oxidación.

  2. Viscosidad y conductividad de escorias típicas en la producción de ferroníquel

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    Fabio Raúl Pérez Villamil

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Cerro Matoso S.A. procesa mineral  laterítico de níquel.Sus  actividades  involucran:  explotación minera, reducción,  fusión vía Arco Eléctrico y  refinación en hornos  tipo  cuchara.  El  producto  ferroníquel  es exportado en su  totalidad. La operación de fusión se realiza en un horno eléctrico, y una de las variables de control de proceso más importante es  la  temperatura de la escoria, que depende de las relaciones de SIO2 y magnesia (MgO, S/M, y de los porcentajes de alúmina(AL2O3. Cuando  la relación S/M es baja, o en  los casos  de  alúminas muy  altas,  las  propiedades  de  la escoria,  como  viscosidad  y  resistividad,  cambian ostensiblemente  y  resulta muy  complicado drenarla del  horno. Con  valores  calculados  de  viscosidad  y conductividad  eléctrica,  a partir  de una  herramienta diseñada  por  la  empresa,  se  procede  a  ubicarcomposiciones  de  escoria  típicas  en  un  diagrama modelo resultante de la operación en el año 2006.

  3. About the treaty of complete nuclear test ban: the USA between unilateralism and multilateralism; A propos du traite sur l'interdiction complete des essais nucleaires: les Etats-Unis entre l'unilateralisme et le multilateralisme

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    Sur, S. [Universite Pantheon-Assas, 75 - Paris (France); Centre Thucydide, Analyse et Recherche en Relations Internationales, 75 - Paris (France)

    2000-07-01

    This article analyses the possible reasons that have led the US Senate to reject the treaty of comprehensive nuclear test ban. Even if this decision did not retained the attention of the international public opinion, it appears as surprising because the USA have worked a lot for the elaboration of this treaty and were considered as the main beneficiaries of it. Three interpretations are proposed by the author: some purely internal disputes inside Clinton's administration, a real will of the USA to abandon the arms control policy, or an intermediate attitude which allows the USA to act on different levels and to get rid of common rules. (J.S.)

  4. De la rhétorique à la pratique. Les tribulations de la politique des Etats-Unis à l'égard de la Corée du Nord

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    Sabbagh, Daniel

    2002-01-01

    Initialement, le premier sommet intercoréen - qui s'est tenu à Pyongyang du 13 au 15 juin 2000 -, s'il a conduit à des progrès limités sur un certain nombre de dossiers bilatéraux (réouverture des bureaux de liaison dans le village frontalier de Panmunjom, déminage et remise en service progressive de la voie ferrée Séoul-Shinuiju afin de reconstituer ce qui avait été le principal axe de communication nord-sud de la péninsule avant la guerre...) - et aussi, accessoirement, à l'établissement de...

  5. Deregulation of the electric power industry in Europe and in the USA: a decomposition-recombining process; La deregulation de l'industrie electrique en Europe et aux Etats-Unis: un processus de decomposition-recomposition

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    Percebois, J

    1997-07-01

    The deregulation of electric industry in Europe and in the U.S.A. assumes various aspects according to each country. Several institutional, economic and political reasons explain this evolution. Electric firms take this opportunity to merge and to implement offensive strategies on global markets. A lot of questions remains unsolved, in particular the problem of TPA pricing and the problem of planning of network infrastructures over the long run. (authors)

  6. BOUTER DARWIN HORS DES CLASSES. LA SAGA JUDICIAIRE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT DE L'EVOLUTION A L'ECOLE ET SES REPERCUSSIONS SUR LA LAÏCITE SCOLAIRE AUX ETATS-UNIS

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    Chelini-Pont, Blandine

    2011-01-01

    International audience; L’engagement d’une partie de l’opinion américaine contre l’enseignement scolaire de la théorie de l’évolution est une vieille histoire: Comment expliquer une telle querelle, alors que ce pays est l’un des grands foyers de la recherche en science de la vie, l’un des plus créatifs en termes d’inventions et d’innovations et certainement le plus imaginatif en terme de fictions littéraires et cinématographiques concernant l’avenir biotechnologique de l’homme? Ce chapitre re...

  7. From Higher Education To Employment. Volume II: Canada, Denmark, Spain, United States = De l'enseignement superieur a l'emploi. Volume II: Canada, Danemark, Expagne, Etats-Unis.

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    This volume presents reports on the flows of graduates from higher education and on their entry into working life in Canada, Denmark, Spain and the United States. Each paper is written according to detailed guidelines designed to assemble information from many sources, to reflect the state of the art, and to illustrate a variety of approaches,…

  8. In the long term, the United States will have a relatively little influence on the Iraqi petroleum; A long terme, les Etats-Unis auront peu d'influence sur le petrole irakien

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    Noel, P

    2003-07-01

    The author examines the US policy in the petroleum domain, the US intentions concerning the Iraqi petroleum, the Opec coherence facing the come back of the Iraq and the increase power of Russian and the demand increase (77 mb/d today for 115 mb/d in 2030). (A.L.B.)

  9. The convergence of electric power and natural gas industries. Mergers and acquisitions in the United States; La convergence des industries de l'electricite et du gaz naturel: les fusions-acquisitions aux Etats-Unis

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    Meritet, S

    2000-07-01

    Deep transformations have taken place in the US electric power industry, in terms of organisation and competition. The reforms of the regulation of this sector have changed the operation rules and, as an answer, the companies have adapted their behaviour. The reorganization is characterized by the combination between new competitive markets with new occupations. The deregulation and the technical progress accelerate the reconfiguration of the industry with the convergence of the natural gas and electric power activities. Since 1996, the numerous mergers-acquisitions between companies are representative of the tight links existing between the two energy sources. In this work, the convergence of the natural gas and power industries in the US is examined. The study of the reconciliation between power and gas companies (mainly the utilities) stresses on the improvement of the combined companies efficiency. The first part deals with the reconfiguration of the US power industry. The second part analyzes the consequences of the gas-electricity mergers and acquisitions. It includes the exploitation of financial data and a classical econometric test about the 'size-scale-spread' relation. The re-composition of the value chain is at the center of the industrial economy problem: it gives the opportunity for new forms of markets and firms. (J.S.)

  10. D'un siècle à l'autre : salaire minimum, science économique et débat public aux Etats-Unis, en France et au Royaume-Uni (1890-2015)

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    Gautié, Jérôme

    2015-01-01

    URL des Documents de travail : http://ces.univ-paris1.fr/cesdp/cesdp2015.html; Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 2015.87 - ISSN : 1955-611X; The recent revival of the minimum wage debates is an incentive to recall their long history, which started at the end of the XIXth century. Three levels of analysis are combined here. The first one is the study of both the empirical and theoretical contents of the economic controversies. The second one is the analysis of the method...

  11. The ''green'' additive threatened with interdiction in the US; L'additif ''vert'' menace d'interdiction aux Etats-Unis

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    Lepetit, V.

    2000-06-01

    The methyl-tri-butyl-ether (MTBE) is an oxygenated automotive fuel additive used to increase the octane index and reduce the pollutant emissions. However, this additive is accused by the State secretary of agriculture and by the environment protection agency (EPA) of being a pollutant of aquifers, and thus should fall under the toxic substance control acts. MTBE is already prohibited in California and would be so in other states soon. According to European additive producers, the problem is mainly due to leaks of MTBE from the US production sites and fuel stocks towards the environment and suggest to use MTBE as a tracer to prevent the contamination of water by more toxic compounds like benzene. Short paper. (J.S.)

  12. Luminescence Instrumentation

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    Jain, Mayank; Bøtter-Jensen, Lars

    2014-01-01

    This chapter gives an introduction to instrumentation for stimulated luminescence studies, with special focus on luminescence dating using the natural dosimeters, quartz and feldspars. The chapter covers basic concepts in luminescence detection, and thermal and optical stimulation, and reference...... irradiation. It then briefly describes development of spectrometers in dating applications, and finally gives an overview of recent development in the field directly linked to novel instrumentation. Contents of Paper...

  13. Síntese, sinterização e caracterização de ferrita de níquel

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    Santos, Paulo Roberto Cunha dos

    2014-01-01

    Este trabalho descreve a obtenção de ferrita de níquel pelo método de síntese de combustão, seguida pela sinterização em forno, às temperatura de 750oC, 950oC e 1250oC. Os precursores oxidantes utilizados foram: nitratos de níquel e ferro III como redutor, foi usada a uréia (combustível). Depois da obtenção do pós-misturas, o produto foi desaglomerado e passado em uma peneira de mesch 270. A estrutura, a morfologia, o tamanho das partículas e as propriedades magnéticas e elétri...

  14. Efeitos da adição de níquel em ligas ferro-cromo. Parte I: propriedades mecânicas

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    Bubani, Franco de Castro; Decarli, Célia Cristina Moretti; Marques, Daniel Cirillo; Barbosa, Celso Antonio; Diniz, Anselmo Eduardo; Mei, Paulo Roberto

    2007-01-01

    O objetivo desse trabalho é estudar a influência de adições de níquel sobre as propriedades mecânicas de ligas Fe-Cr. Para atender a esse propósito, foram preparadas diversas ligas com a composição básica 18%Cr - 0,01%C - 0,2%Si - 0,4%Mn, variando-se o teor de níquel (0, 10, 20, 40 e 60 % em peso). A caracterização das ligas foi feita por difração de raios X e análise térmica. Foi determinada a dureza das ligas no estado como recebido e após a imposição de deformação a frio. Foram realizados ...

  15. Síntese e caracterização de materiais mesoporosos modificados com níquel para a captura de CO2

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    A. R. Nascimento

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Materiais mesoporosos tipo SBA-15 e MCM-48 foram sintetizados com sucesso pelo método hidrotérmico e impregnados com níquel nas proporções de 5-20 peso% visando à captura de CO2. Os materiais obtidos foram caracterizados por meio de análise por difração de raios X, adsorção de N2 e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Testes de captura de CO2 foram conduzidos em pressões entre 100 e 4000 KPa à temperatura constante de 298 K e revelaram que as capacidades de adsorção variam significativamente com as propriedades texturais dos materiais com diferentes teores de níquel, atingindo valores máximos de 14,89 e 9,97 mmol g-1 para MCM-48 e SBA-15, respectivamente.

  16. Instrumental Capital

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    Gabriel Valerio

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available During the history of human kind, since our first ancestors, tools have represented a mean to reach objectives which might otherwise seemed impossibles. In the called New Economy, where tangibles assets appear to be losing the role as the core element to produce value versus knowledge, tools have kept aside man in his dairy work. In this article, the author's objective is to describe, in a simple manner, the importance of managing the organization's group of tools or instruments (Instrumental Capital. The characteristic conditions of this New Economy, the way Knowledge Management deals with these new conditions and the sub-processes that provide support to the management of Instrumental Capital are described.

  17. Instrumental aspects

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    Qureshi, Navid

    2017-10-01

    Every neutron scattering experiment requires the choice of a suited neutron diffractometer (or spectrometer in the case of inelastic scattering) with its optimal configuration in order to accomplish the experimental tasks in the most successful way. Most generally, the compromise between the incident neutron flux and the instrumental resolution has to be considered, which is depending on a number of optical devices which are positioned in the neutron beam path. In this chapter the basic instrumental principles of neutron diffraction will be explained. Examples of different types of experiments and their respective expectable results will be shown. Furthermore, the production and use of polarized neutrons will be stressed.

  18. Lutte contre la piraterie : faut-il faire appel aux sociétés de sécurité privées ?

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    Full Text Available Le point de vue d’un armateur françaisEric Frécon : Quel est l’environnement juridique dans lequel opèrent les armateurs soucieux de protéger leur navire avec des hommes en armes ?Sur un navire, dans les eaux nationales d’un pays, la protection armée s’effectue dans le cadre du droit maritime dudit pays. Ces eaux nationales s’entendent sans contestation aux douze nautiques mais dans certains cas, comme aux Etats-Unis, elles sont prolongées jusqu’à la limite de la ZEE soit 200 milles. Ainsi, d...

  19. RHIC instrumentation

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    Shea, T. J.; Witkover, R. L.

    1998-12-01

    The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) consists of two 3.8 km circumference rings utilizing 396 superconducting dipoles and 492 superconducting quadrupoles. Each ring will accelerate approximately 60 bunches of 1011 protons to 250 GeV, or 109 fully stripped gold ions to 100 GeV/nucleon. Commissioning is scheduled for early 1999 with detectors for some of the 6 intersection regions scheduled for initial operation later in the year. The injection line instrumentation includes: 52 beam position monitor (BPM) channels, 56 beam loss monitor (BLM) channels, 5 fast integrating current transformers and 12 video beam profile monitors. The collider ring instrumentation includes: 667 BPM channels, 400 BLM channels, wall current monitors, DC current transformers, ionization profile monitors (IPMs), transverse feedback systems, and resonant Schottky monitors. The use of superconducting magnets affected the beam instrumentation design. The BPM electrodes must function in a cryogenic environment and the BLM system must prevent magnet quenches from either fast or slow losses with widely different rates. RHIC is the first superconducting accelerator to cross transition, requiring close monitoring of beam parameters at this time. High space-charge due to the fully stripped gold ions required the IPM to collect magnetically guided electrons rather than the conventional ions. Since polarized beams will also be accelerated in RHIC, additional constraints were put on the instrumentation. The orbit must be well controlled to minimize depolarizing resonance strengths. Also, the position monitors must accommodate large orbit displacements within the Siberian snakes and spin rotators. The design of the instrumentation will be presented along with results obtained during bench tests, the injection line commissioning, and the first sextant test.

  20. Balance energético del calcinador de carbonato básico de níquel con adición de sulfuro de níquel: consideraciones metodológicas

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    Manuel Ortiz-Rivas

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available En las empresas niqueleras cubanas de tecnología carbonato-amoniacal se realiza la calcinación del Carbonato Básico de Níquel (CBN con adición del NiS, que se recupera del efluente generado en la destilación del licor producto (LP de la lixiviación. Esta nueva situación introdujo una modificación en la operación del horno, por lo que se realizó una investigación a escala industrial para establecer una metodología de balance energético que permitiera determinar la nueva norma de consumo de combustible, verificar la relación de masa CBN/NiS previamente establecida y diagnosticar el proceso energético en el horno de tambor rotatorio industrial. Se demuestra que la metodología de balance empleada es válida y que la relación másica de CBN/NiS = 3/1 es óptima.

  1. Laser instrument

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    Cabrera, R.J.; Eagar, T.W.

    1986-04-08

    An instrument is described for intercepting a carbon dioxide incident laser beam after it has energized a desired surgical target site but before it energizes material adjacent to the surgical target site. The instrument consists of: a substrate means for transmitting energy received from a laser beam away from a surgical target site, the substrate means having a high thermal conductivity and an exterior surface; a coating means for absorbing laser energy at the wavelength of a carbon dioxide laser, the coating means covering substantially the entirety of the exterior surface of the substrate means and having a high absorptivity for energy at the wavelength of the incident laser beam; and, the coating means having thickness which is large enough to provide high absorptivity but small enough to permit absorbed energy to be readily transferred to the high conductivity substrate means, and the thickness of the coating means being not greater than 0.001 inch.

  2. Instrumentation viewpoint

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    Sarti, Centro Tecnológico de Vilanova i la Geltrú

    2010-01-01

    Following our traditional edition line, on this issue our magazine presents the annual summary of the different projects and research activities developed by SARTI research group during 2011. The research projects undertaken by SARTI, in collaboration with other Spanish and international research teams, are linked to the development of instrumentation technology for marine applications, as well as for general industry. SARTI, as research group of the Universitat Politècnica de Cat...

  3. Elución de iones de níquel desde esferas de alginato en un medio ácido

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    Aracena, Alvaro

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Elution of nickel ions from alginate beads was studied in a temperature range of 2 to 80 °C and a sulfuric acid concentration between 0.005 to 2.5 g L−1. The elution mechanism was established by ion exchange between nickel and ions protons, obtaining a value of 93% elution at a temperature of 80 °C and a H2SO4 concentration of 0.25 g L−1. The influence of other acids on nickel elution was also studied. The nickel elution rate was significantly influenced by temperature and concentration of H2SO4. Elution kinetics of nickel ions was studied, and the 1-(1-α1/3=kappt model properly described the kinetics of this reaction. The dependence of nickel elution on the sulfuric acid concentration was of the order of 0.33. Moreover, the intrinsic rate constants were determined and an activation energy value of 54.5 kJ mol−1 was obtained for the temperature range studied. The results indicated that the nickel elution is a process controlled by chemical reactions.Se estudió la elución de iones de níquel desde esferas de alginato en un intervalo de temperaturas de 2 a 80 °C y una concentración de ácido sulfúrico entre 0,005 a 2,5 g L−1. El mecanismo de elución fue establecido por intercambio iónico entre protones e iones de níquel alcanzando valores de elución de 93% a una temperatura de 80 °C y concentración de H2SO4 de 0,25 g L−1. También se estudió la influencia de otros ácidos sobre la elución de níquel. La velocidad de elución de níquel fue significativamente influenciada por la temperatura y concentración de H2SO4. La cinética de elución de iones de níquel fue estudiada y el modelo 1-(1-α1/3=kappt describió muy bien la cinética de esta reacción. La dependencia de la elución de níquel sobre la concentración de ácido sulfúrico fue del orden de 0,33. Además, fueron determinadas las constantes de velocidad intrínseca y se obtuvo un valor de energía de activación de 54,5 kJ mol−1 para el intervalo de

  4. Resistência de união entre liga de níquel-cromo e cimentos resinosos

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    FRANÇA Rodrigo de Oliveira

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi a determinação da retentividade, por ensaio de tração, entre uma liga de níquel-cromo e cimentos resinosos (Comspan, Panavia Ex e All-Bond C & B, com quatro tratamentos superficiais (liso, microjateado, ataque eletrolítico e silicoater e armazenagem por 3 e 30 dias em solução de NaCl a 0,9%, a 37° C e termociclagem intercalada na segunda (a 5 e 55° C, por 1 minuto em cada banho, perfazendo 600 ciclos. Os corpos de prova eram discos, providos de alça fixadora entre si dois a dois. Os resultados permitiram concluir que: superfícies lisas conduzem a baixíssimas retentividades e tratadas com silicoater a altíssimos valores, com qualquer cimento e condição de armazenagem; Panavia Ex com superfícies microjateadas também conduz a altas retentividades; a maior retentividade foi obtida pela combinação silicoater/All-Bond C&B.

  5. Nanocompósitos multifuncionais de grafeno com níquel ou hidróxido de níquel : preparação, caracterização, deposição de filmes finos e aplicação em baterias, sensores e dispositivos eletrocrômicos

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    Neiva, Eduardo Guilherme Cividini

    2016-01-01

    Orientador : Prof. Dr. Aldo José Gorgatti Zarbin Coorientador : Prof. Dr. Luiz Humberto Marcolino Jr. Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Exatas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Química. Defesa: Curitiba, 26/02/2016 Inclui referências : f. 160-178 Área de concentração : Química Resumo: Este trabalho consiste da síntese e caracterização de nanocompósitos de grafeno e níquel metálico ou hidróxido níquel, e a posterior aplicação desses materiais na fo...

  6. Estudo da proliferação linfocitária em pacientes sensibilizados ao níquel Study on lymphocyte proliferation in nickel sensitive patients

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    Ana Paula Galli Sanchez

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O diagnóstico da alergia ao níquel é estabelecido com a realização do teste de contato. OBJETIVO: Desenvolver um método diagnóstico mais sensível e específico. CASUÍSTICAS E MÉTODOS: Dezenove pacientes com teste de contato positivo para o níquel e 25 controles foram submetidos ao teste da proliferação linfocitária. As células mononucleadas foram isoladas do sangue venoso periférico e cultivadas em triplicatas, em placas de cultura (2x10(5 células/orifício com: meio de cultura apenas; sulfato de níquel (156,25; 78,13; 19,53; 9,77 e 2,44µM e concentrações ideais do antígeno Candida albicans e dos mitógenos pokeweed, fito-hemaglutinina A e anticorpo anti-CD3 (OKT3. Timidina tritiada foi adicionada às placas, a radioatividade incorporada pelas células medida e os resultados expressos pelo índice de estimulação (IE. RESULTADOS: A resposta proliferativa dos linfócitos dos casos foi superior à dos controles em todas as concentrações de níquel testadas. Considerando teste positivo para níquel quando IE > 3, nenhum dos controles e 16 (84,21% dos casos apresentaram teste positivo em pelo menos uma das cinco concentrações usadas. As respostas à Candida albicans e aos mitógenos foram semelhantes nos casos e controles, demonstrando a integridade da imunidade celular em ambos os grupos. CONCLUSÃO: O teste da proliferação linfocitária mostra-se útil no diagnóstico da alergia ao níquel.BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of nickel sensitivity is made by epicutaneous patch testing. OBJECTIVE: To develop a more sensitive and specific test. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nineteen patients with positive patch test reactions to nickel and 25 controls were submitted to lymphocyte proliferation test. Mononuclear cells were isolated from peripheral venous blood and cultivated in triplicate in culture plates (2x10(5 cells/well with: culture medium only, nickel sulfate (156.25; 78.13; 19.53; 9.77 and 2.44µM and optimal

  7. Sinterização por micro-ondas de ferrita de níquel sintetizada pelo método Pechini

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    J. R. Muñoz Hoyos

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A sinterização por micro-ondas é uma técnica que oferece enorme potencial para a fabricação de diversos materiais cerâmicos com microestruturas cerâmicas diferenciadas. Este trabalho teve por objetivo sinterizar cerâmicas de ferrita de níquel (NiFe2O4 em forno de micro-ondas, visando controle de crescimento de grão e alta densificação. Para realizar esta investigação, foi utilizado o processo de síntese por Pechini para a preparação do pó das ferritas de níquel. Amostras desse material foram sinterizadas em forno convencional e de micro-ondas. A caracterização foi feita por difração de raios X, microscopia eletrônica de varredura, determinação de densidade aparente e obtenção das curvas de histerese magnética. A sinterização da ferrita de níquel por micro-ondas levou apenas 10% do tempo gasto da sinterização convencional. As amostras apresentaram menor tamanho de grão, e densidade e magnetização de saturação semelhantes às obtidas pela sinterização convencional, mostrando o alto potencial de aplicação da técnica de micro-ondas para o processamento desses materiais.

  8. Estágios iniciais da eletrodeposição de cobalto e níquel acompanhados por EC-STM e EC-AGFM

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    Carmem Rosane Isse Gomes

    2003-01-01

    Neste trabalho foram eletrodepositados filmes ultrafinos de cobalto e níquel sobre substrato de Au/mica. Os estágios iniciais da deposição foram acompanhados in-situ pelo uso das técnicas de EC-STM (microscopia de varredura por tunelamento – modo eletroquímico) e EC-AGFM (magnetome tria de força de gradiente de campo alternado – modo eletroquímico), que se constitui em uma nova técnica para avaliação de propriedades magnéticas de filmes ultrafinos eletrodepositados. Como resultado, foi obtido...

  9. Polimerização de eteno em altas pressões e temperaturas utilizando catalisadores níquel-alfa-diimina

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    Denise dos Santos Martini

    2005-01-01

    O complexo 1,4-bis(2,6-diisopropilfenil)-acenaftenodiimina-dicloroníquel(II) (1), em combinação com metilaluminoxano (MAO) foi utilizado para polimerizar eteno utilizando altas pressões e temperaturas. Foram investigados os efeitos da pressão de eteno, da temperatura, do tempo de reação e da quantidade de catalisador bem como, as propriedades dos polietilenos sintetizados. Os polietilenos obtidos com o sistema (1)/MAO foram altamente ramificados. As ramificações variaram de metil até hexil ou...

  10. Efeito da adição de magnésio nas propriedades texturais de catalisadores à base de níquel e óxido de lantânio

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    Moura,Jadson Santos; Souza,Marluce Oliveira da Guarda; Rangel,Maria do Carmo

    2007-01-01

    Com o desenvolvimento das células a combustível, há uma expectativa de crescimento da demanda por hidrogênio. A reforma a vapor de etanol é mais atrativa que outros processos relacionados para produzir hidrogênio de alta pureza, por apresentar diversas vantagens, tais como a utilização de fontes de energia renovável e facilidade de manuseio e estocagem do etanol. Alguns dos catalisadores usados nesse processo são níquel suportado em óxidos de lantânio, assim como níquel suportado em óxido de ...

  11. Metodología para el diseño de indicadores económico-ambientales en la minería de níquel

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    Clara L. Reynaldo-Argüelles

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En las empresas mineras de la industria del níquel en Cuba la eficiencia económica se evalúa mediante dos únicos indicadores que no incluyen el análisis de la dimensión ambiental. En este artículo se realiza un estudio comparativo de los métodos internacionalmente aplicados para evaluar impactos ambientales con el fin de proponer una metodología que incluya indicadores económico-ambientales para la minería del níquel. La metodología que se propone formula nueve indicadores que, basados esencialmente en los costos, permiten medir la responsabilidad ambiental de las empresas. La aplicación de estos indicadores minimiza la incidencia de los costos de la actividad minera en el costo total de la empresa, facilita la planificación, el uso adecuado y el control de los recursos naturales, y la asunción de conductas responsables hacia el entorno.

  12. Processamento de Ligas de Níquel com Técnica de Manufatura Aditiva Utilizando Plasma por Arco Transferido

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    Eduardo André Alberti

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available ResumoA manufatura aditiva é um processo utilizado para a construção e reparos de peças que possuem geometria complexa ou que necessitem de gradiente de propriedades. Nessa técnica múltiplas camadas são depositadas para a construção da geometria do componente. O sucesso desse procedimento depende de fatores como a técnica de deposição, parâmetros, liga a ser depositada e condições da deposição, como temperatura e atmosfera protetora. Neste estudo, o potencial da técnica de Plasma por arco transferido para manufatura aditiva foi avaliado produzindo “paredes finas”, construídas a partir da sobreposição de cordões. Foram utilizadas duas ligas a base de níquel, uma endurecida por precipitação e outra endurecida por solução sólida. Durante os trabalhos, foram selecionados os parâmetros de processamentos, incluindo a avaliação do efeito do pré-aquecimento a 300°C. Resultados mostraram que a composição química da liga influencia a geometria da parede construída assim como a utilização de pré-aquecimento. Estruturas de solidificação exibindo dendritas refinadas com crescimento epitaxial entre camadas são identificadas. Entretanto, as características da liga determinam o perfil de dureza ao longo da seção transversal, sendo a liga endurecida por precipitação influenciada pelos ciclos térmicos de deposição e a liga endurecida por solução sólida pela diluição com o substrato. Em qualquer dos casos é recomendado a aplicação de tratamento térmico pós-soldagem para uniformização das propriedades.

  13. ESMECTITA PILARIZADA CON Al-Ce, MODIFICADA CON ÓXIDO DE POLIETILENO. EMPLEO COMO SOPORTE CATALÍTICO PARA EL NÍQUEL

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    Carlos Enrique Daza

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Se modificó una esmectita natural con soluciones mixtas de Al-Ce en presencia de un tensoactivo de tipo no iónico (óxido de polietileno. La intercalación se llevó a cabo asistida por ultrasonido para favorecer la homogenización de la mezcla y la difusión de especies hacia la interlámina del mineral. Se estudió el efecto de la relación tensoactivo-arcilla y la potencialidad de estos materiales como soportes catalíticos para el níquel. Los análisis termogravimétricos indicaron que la descomposición del tensoactivo se da a 500 ºC. Los espectros DRIFT y DRX sugieren que la incorporación del tensoactivo se presenta en la superficie externa del mineral, el cual fue pilarizado. El aumento en la cantidad de tensoactivo causó pérdida de cristalinidad del material. La presencia del tensoactivo induce la formación de mesoporos. Los TPR-H2 indicaron que la modificación en presencia del tensoactivo favorece la reducibilidad del Fe del mineral. Se identificaron diferentes especies reducibles de Ni sobre la superficie del soporte, evidenciándose un aumento en la interacción níquel-soporte y en la reducibilidad a 700 ºC con H2 puro para los catalizadores obtenidos a partir de los materiales modificados con tensoactivo. Se obtuvieron catalizadores con buena distribución del níquel en la superficie, tamaños de cristalitos menores de 10 nm y estabilidad térmica limitada. Los catalizadores modificados con tensoactivos soportados sobre arcillas presentaron mejores actividades catalíticas en el reformado de metano con CO2 a 700 ºC (WHSV=60 Lg-1h-1 con menores niveles de formación de coque.

  14. Utilidad de la conformación del túnel liso antes de usar limas rotatorias endodónticas de níquel-titanio

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    Javier Laureano Nino Barrera

    Full Text Available Introducción: para prevenir la fractura de instrumentos endodonticos actualmente se siguen investigando materiales, técnicas y diseños los cuales buscan reducir su incidencia. La conformación de túnel liso (Glide Path se ha propuesto con este fin, sin embargo su utilidad ha sido controvertida. Objetivo: comprobar teóricamente mediante la utilización de un análisis de elementos finitos, la utilidad de la conformación de túnel liso, antes de la utilización de limas rotatorias endodonticas de níquel-titanio. Métodos: se realizó una simulación numérica mediante un análisis de elementos finitos, para lo cual se construyeron modelos matemáticos de las limas rotatorias de níquel-titanio S1 y S2 de la serie Protaper®. Con el software Simulation multyphisics de Autodesk® se programaron las propiedades mecánicas de las limas y un límite de falla por fractura de 1270,588 MPa. Posteriormente se aplicó el torque recomendado por el fabricante y se fijo la punta del instrumento (sin conformación de túnel liso aplicando allí restricciones en todos los grados de libertad.Para simular la realización de la conformación de túnel liso, se aplicaron restricciones en todos los grados de libertad a una determinada distancia de la punta del instrumento, simulando de esta forma que la punta del instrumento permanecía libre. Resultados: al fijar la punta de las limas, los esfuerzos máximos fueron 1545,77 MPa para la S1 y 1306,47 MPa para la S2, observando fractura de los instrumentos. Al fijar las limas a distancia de la punta no se observó fractura. Conclusiones: se demostró teóricamente que al impedir que se atrapen la punta de las limas, se previene su fractura y que dicho atrapamiento se evita con una conformación de túnel liso, por lo que se concluye que este procedimiento es útil para prevenir la fractura de los instrumentos rotatorios de níquel-titanio.

  15. APLICACIÓN DE LA PLANEACIÓN ESTRATÉGICA EN EL CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL NÍQUEL

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    Ester Rodríguez Castillo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La investigación se realiza en el Centro de Investigaciones del Níquel, con el objetivo de diseñar la Planeación Estratégica de la empresa y así mejorar su desempeño. Para alcanzar el objetivo, se utilizaron métodos teóricos de investigación científica: análisis y síntesis, hipotético-deductivo, histórico-lógico; así como algunos de los métodos empíricos de investigación: observación directa, entrevistas, tormenta de ideas, encuestas, consulta y revisión de documentos, trabajo en grupos, entre otros. Para procesar toda la información obtenida se empleó el paquete de programas de Office y otros software.Entre los principales resultados alcanzados se encuentran la definición de una nueva misión y visión del centro, involucrando a los trabajadores en el proceso de toma de decisiones; la definición de los objetivos estratégicos y las estrategias a seguir para alcanzarlos; así como la elaboración del plan de acción, cuya ejecución ha permitido desde el 2007 a la fecha actual, el incremento de las ventas en un 23 % con la realización de 60 nuevos servicios científico-tecnológicos, la disminución del consumo de energía eléctrica en 180 MW, el aumento de la productividad en más de 3000 pesos, y el logro de la ejecución de inversiones por 594 miles de pesos, que significan un mejoramiento considerable en las condiciones de trabajo del centro.AbstractThe investigation is carried out in the Nickel research Center, with the objective of designing the Strategic Projection of the company in order to improve its performance. To reach the objective, theoretical methods of scientific investigation were used, such as: the analysis-synthesis method, deductive-hypothetical, logical-historical method; as well as some of the empiric methods of investigation: direct observation, interviews, brainstorming, surveys, the consult and revision of documents, team group, among others. To process all the obtained information it was

  16. Sistema para el almacenamiento de la información geológica en empresas del níquel

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    Mirelis Rasúa-López

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se exponen las características de un sistema computarizado para el almacenamiento y consulta de la información geológica llamado PinExplorer, y realizado por encargo de la Empresa Pinares S.A. Soportado sobre Delphi 4, PinExplorer se inserta totalmente en interfaz de Windows 95 y de Windows NT, trabaja eficientemente en red, tiene un diseño normalizado de las bases de datos, y estas pueden ser importadas y exportadas de forma conveniente con la garantía de validación correspondiente. Para mayor seguridad, las bases se almacenan en formato comprimido y protegidas con contraseña. Por sus características, PinExplorer puede ser implementado en cualquiera de las empresas del níquel de nuestro país.

  17. Síntese e caracterização de peneira molecular mesoporosa mcm-41 com níquel impregnadas e in situ

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    KLEIN, Karina Vitti

    2008-01-01

    As peneiras moleculares mesoporosas da família M41S têm sido muito estudadas desde sua descoberta em 1992, com maior destaque para MCM-41, devido sua estrutura mesoporosa que permite amplas aplicações em processos catalíticos. Neste trabalho estudou-se duas condições reacionais de preparação da MCM-41 e três formas de incorporação de níquel. Na síntese da MCM-41 utilizou-se o tratamento hidrotérmico e em condições ambiente, enquanto na incorporação, utilizou-se a impregnação de...

  18. Identificación experimental del subproceso de postcombustión en un horno de reducción de níquel

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    Mercedes Ramírez-Mendoza

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Se ha desarrollado un modelo matemático en el espacio de estado, que refleja de forma satisfactoria el comportamiento dinámico del subproceso de postcombustión de un horno de múltiples hogares destinado a la reducción de níquel mediante el esquema carbonato-amoniacal. Este modelo se utilizará para el diseño de un algoritmo de control de la temperatura del hogar 4, la cual influye decisivamente sobre la estabilidad del perfil de temperatura del horno. Se empleó como herramienta de cálculo el "Toolbox" de Identificación de Sistemas del programa MATLAB. Para su obtención se realizaron varios experimentos en diferentes puntos de operación del proceso, atendiendo al carácter no lineal del mismo

  19. Modelación matemática del proceso de reducción para la obtención de ferroníquel

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    Lianis Columbié-Navarro

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se modeló matemáticamente el proceso de reducción para la obtención de ferroníquel. Partiendo de las ecuaciones de balance material y energético se expone el sistema de ecuaciones que conforman el modelo matemático dinámico y la fundamentación científica sobre la cual fueron obtenidas. Para la transformación de las ecuaciones de balance material y energético se consideraron los principales óxidos y elementos que componen el mineral, los gases de la combustión y las temperaturas del material, de las paredes del horno y de los gases reductores. Se obtuvo un sistema de ecuaciones diferenciales de primer orden, complementadas con otras ecuaciones algebraicas que establecen la relación entre los coeficientes y los parámetros físicos.

  20. Quel écart de performance long terme y a-t-il entre les marchés actions et obligataire suisses ?

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    Uwamahoro, Fidèle; Sahut, Jean-Michel

    2012-01-01

    Ce travail s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’acquisition d’un diplôme bachelor et a été réalisé avec l’appui de Swissquote. Le présent travail cherche à répondre à la question suivante : Quel écart de performance à long terme y a-t-il entre les marchés actions et obligataires suisses ? Nous partons du constat que la place financière suisse est l’une des plus performantes sur le plan international. Cette Place attire plusieurs investisseurs nationaux et étrangers. Aujourd’hui la performance des ent...

  1. Síntese e caracterização de materiais mesoporosos modificados com níquel para a captura de CO2

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    A. R. Nascimento; G. P. Figueredo; G. Rodrigues; M. A. F. Melo; M. J. B. Souza; D. M. A. Melo

    2014-01-01

    Materiais mesoporosos tipo SBA-15 e MCM-48 foram sintetizados com sucesso pelo método hidrotérmico e impregnados com níquel nas proporções de 5-20 peso% visando à captura de CO2. Os materiais obtidos foram caracterizados por meio de análise por difração de raios X, adsorção de N2 e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Testes de captura de CO2 foram conduzidos em pressões entre 100 e 4000 KPa à temperatura constante de 298 K e revelaram que as capacidades de adsorção variam significativamente ...

  2. Estudo das reações de oligomerização de eteno catalisadas por complexos de níquel

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    Adriano Lisboa Monteiro

    1990-01-01

    O presente trabalho consiste no estudo da reação de oligomerização do eteno induzida pelo complexo de Níquel -P^O ([Ph2PCHCOPh] [PPh3] [Ph] Ni) realizada em reator semi-contínuo, com injeção de eteno em condições suaves de processo: 5 a 30 bar e 30 a 70°C. Os produtos obtidos são α-olefinas lineares de baixo peso molecular principalmente buteno-1, hexeno-1 e octeno-1, numa distribuição normal, do tipo Schulz-Flory, caracterizada por valores de elevados, entre 1 e 12, corresponde aos valores p...

  3. REMOCIÓN DE NÍQUEL Y DQO PRESENTES EN LAS AGUAS RESIDUALES DE LA INDUSTRIA AUTOMOTRIZ MEDIANTE ELECTROCOAGULACIÓN

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    Iván Darío Mercado Martínez

    Full Text Available Mediante este estudio se determinó si la técnica de electrocoagulación contribuye a minimizar la concentración de níquel y materia orgánica y la demanda química de oxígeno (DQO en las aguas residuales de la industria automotriz. Se empleó un diseño experimental factorial multinivel aleatorio en el que la densidad de la corriente y el tiempo de reacción fueron evaluados en tres niveles, mientras que la separación entre electrodos fue analizada en dos niveles. La electrocoagulación se llevó a cabo en un reactor batch usando electrodos de hierro con arreglo monopolar. Fueron utilizadas las técnicas analíticas de digestión ácida, absorción atómica de llama de aire-acetileno y reflujo cerradocolorimétrico (micro DQO para determinar el contenido de los contaminantes. Las condiciones con que se obtuvo la mayor descontaminación del agua analizada fue con la densidad de corriente aplicada: 1,04 A/dm² y tiempo de operación: 17 minutos; con estas variables se observó que la separación electródica no influyó. Los resultados indican que la electrocoagulación podría ser usada para disminuir el níquel y la materia orgánica (DQO presentes en las aguas residuales de la industria automotriz.

  4. Adubação foliar com níquel e molibdênio no feijoeiro comum cv. Ouro Vermelho

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    José Francisco Lopes

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da aplicação foliar de níquel (Ni e molibdênio (Mo sobre componentes de rendimento, crescimento e composição mineral do feijoeiro comum Ouro Vermelho. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições e arranjo fatorial 5 x 2, constituído de doses de Ni (0, 15, 30, 45 e 60 g ha-1 e de Mo (0 e 80 g ha-1, aplicadas por via foliar, aos 25 dias após a semeadura, na forma de cloreto de níquel hexaidratado e de molibdato de amônio, respectivamente. As doses de Ni não influenciaram os teores foliares de N, P, K, Fe, Mo e Ni, aumentaram, porém, os teores de N, Ni e de proteína bruta na semente. A aplicação foliar de Mo reduziu os teores foliares de P, Fe e Ni, aumentou, no entanto, o teor foliar de Mo e o teor de N, Mo e de proteína bruta na semente. Observou-se que as doses de Ni e de Mo não afetaram a massa de sementes, o número de sementes por vagem, o número de vagens por planta e a massa seca de raiz do feijoeiro. A aplicação de Mo aumentou em 21,62% o número de nódulos.

  5. IOT Overview: IR Instruments

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    Mason, E.

    In this instrument review chapter the calibration plans of ESO IR instruments are presented and briefly reviewed focusing, in particular, on the case of ISAAC, which has been the first IR instrument at VLT and whose calibration plan served as prototype for the coming instruments.

  6. Astronomical Instruments in India

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    Sarma, Sreeramula Rajeswara

    The earliest astronomical instruments used in India were the gnomon and the water clock. In the early seventh century, Brahmagupta described ten types of instruments, which were adopted by all subsequent writers with minor modifications. Contact with Islamic astronomy in the second millennium AD led to a radical change. Sanskrit texts began to lay emphasis on the importance of observational instruments. Exclusive texts on instruments were composed. Islamic instruments like the astrolabe were adopted and some new types of instruments were developed. Production and use of these traditional instruments continued, along with the cultivation of traditional astronomy, up to the end of the nineteenth century.

  7. Health physics instrument manual

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    Gupton, E.D.

    1978-08-01

    The purpose of this manual is to provide apprentice health physics surveyors and other operating groups not directly concerned with radiation detection instruments a working knowledge of the radiation detection and measuring instruments in use at the Laboratory. The characteristics and applications of the instruments are given. Portable instruments, stationary instruments, personnel monitoring instruments, sample counters, and miscellaneous instruments are described. Also, information sheets on calibration sources, procedures, and devices are included. Gamma sources, beta sources, alpha sources, neutron sources, special sources, a gamma calibration device for badge dosimeters, and a calibration device for ionization chambers are described. (WHK)

  8. Estudo e desenvolvimento de banhos contendo benzotriazol para eletrodeposição de níquel e caracterização química, física e morfologica dos filmes

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    Ana Carolina Mazarin de Moraes

    2008-01-01

    Neste trabalho estudou-se a eletrodeposição de níquel na presença dos aditivos BTAH e/ou EDTA sobre substrato de Pt a partir de soluções do tipo Watts em diferentes valores de pH. O processo de deposição e dissolução dos depósitos de níquel na presença ou não de aditivos foi investigado por meio de técnicas voltamétricas. Os depósitos obtidos a partir destas soluções foram caracterizados por meio de microscopia eletrônica de varredura, espectroscopia de dispersão de raios-X e espectroscopia d...

  9. Avaliação da deflexão elástica de fios ortodônticos de níquel-titânio, calibre 0,014

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    Renata Sathler-Zanda

    2012-01-01

    PROPOSIÇÃO: O objetivo desta pesquisa foi apresentar a magnitude e a constância das forças liberadas por fios ortodônticos de níquel-titânio, usados para a correção dos apinhamentos dentários. Outro objetivo foi comparar os dois meios mais utilizados de avaliação da deflexão elástica destes fios: o teste de 3 pontos e o dispositivo de simulação clínica. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 11 grupos de fios de liga predominantemente de níquel-titânio, calibre 0,014, de 6 marcas diferentes (Abz...

  10. Instrument Modeling and Synthesis

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    Horner, Andrew B.; Beauchamp, James W.

    During the 1970s and 1980s, before synthesizers based on direct sampling of musical sounds became popular, replicating musical instruments using frequency modulation (FM) or wavetable synthesis was one of the “holy grails” of music synthesis. Synthesizers such as the Yamaha DX7 allowed users great flexibility in mixing and matching sounds, but were notoriously difficult to coerce into producing sounds like those of a given instrument. Instrument design wizards practiced the mysteries of FM instrument design.

  11. The Instrumental Model

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    Yeates, Devin Rodney

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this dissertation is to enable better predictive models by engaging raw experimental data through the Instrumental Model. The Instrumental Model captures the protocols and procedures of experimental data analysis. The approach is formalized by encoding the Instrumental Model in an XML record. Decoupling the raw experimental data from…

  12. Aeroacoustics of Musical Instruments

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    Fabre, B.; Gilbert, J.; Hirschberg, Abraham; Pelorson, X.

    2012-01-01

    We are interested in the quality of sound produced by musical instruments and their playability. In wind instruments, a hydrodynamic source of sound is coupled to an acoustic resonator. Linear acoustics can predict the pitch of an instrument. This can significantly reduce the trial-and-error process

  13. Performing the Super Instrument

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    Kallionpaa, Maria

    2016-01-01

    The genre of contemporary classical music has seen significant innovation and research related to new super, hyper, and hybrid instruments, which opens up a vast palette of expressive potential. An increasing number of composers, performers, instrument designers, engineers, and computer programmers...... have become interested in different ways of “supersizing” acoustic instruments in order to open up previously-unheard instrumental sounds. Super instruments vary a great deal but each has a transformative effect on the identity and performance practice of the performing musician. Furthermore, composers...... provides the performer extensive virtuoso capabilities in terms of instrumental range, harmony, timbre, or spatial, textural, acoustic, technical, or technological qualities. The discussion will be illustrated by a composition case study involving augmented musical instrument electromagnetic resonator...

  14. ¿Cuál es el mejor método para estimar variables en yacimientos lateríticos de níquel y cobalto?

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    Niurka Pérez-Melo

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Para determinar el método más adecuado de estimar los contenidos de hierro, níquel y cobalto en los yacimientos lateríticos del nordeste de Cuba, se compararon los errores puntuales asociados a varios algoritmos de estimación y simulación, tomando como caso de estudio el bloque O48 del Yacimiento Punta Gorda. La comparación se basó en los resultados de la técnica de jackknife. Los métodos de estimación y simulación lognormal, krigeage con modelo de spline, simulación gaussiana secuencial y simulación condicional por el método de bandas rotantes, esta última con 100 bandas aleatorias. En todos los casos se alcanzaron resultados similares con respecto a la media de los errores, a excepción del krigeage con modelo de spline. La diferencia entre los métodos sólo se hace evidente al comparar las distribuciones de frecuencias de dichos errores. Se demuestra que la exactitud de la estimación, en este caso de estudio, está más influenciada por las características de los datos experimentales y de la estrategia (o elipsoide de búsqueda, que por los métodos de estimación que se empleen.

  15. Fabricación de una superaleación de base níquel con estructura celular y microporosidad interconectada

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    Bernabé, A.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available A cellular metallic material with interconnected porosity of controlled size of an order of 10 μm has been developed by electrochemical dissolution of tungsten grains in a W-Ni-Fe heavy alloy. The nickel superalloy with sponge structure and high surface/volume ratio can also be processed recycling chips from heavy metal machining (Patent n° P9700191, 1997. Applications for the new material could be found as support for catalysts, high temperature filters for corrosive fluids, burners, etc.

    En este artículo se describe la preparación y caracterización de una superaleación de base níquel de microporosidad controlada, partiendo de una aleación pesada W-Ni-Fe de naturaleza densa y con métodos electrolíticos. Se ha conseguido un proceso factible de fabricación y, simultáneamente, una oportunidad de reciclado de las virutas de mecanizado de metal pesado. Tanto el nuevo material como el proceso de obtención han sido objeto de patente (Núm. P9700191, 1997. El nuevo material podría ser interesante como soporte de catalizadores, filtro de fluidos corrosivos a temperaturas elevadas, difusor en quemadores, etc.

  16. Investigación cinética del carbonato básico de níquel industrial purificado

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    Julio C. Llópiz-Yurel

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Se muestran los resultados de la utilización de la técnica de Análisis Térmico Diferencial (ATD, en la investigación cinética no isotérmica de la descomposición térmica del carbonato básico de níquel industrial purificado (libre de sulfatos, en el intervalo de temperaturas de 513-633 K, que exceptúa el agua de hidratación eliminada a temperaturas inferiores en la descomposición térmica de esta sustancia. En este trabajo se centra la atención en la posibilidad de la utilización de la ecuación generalizada de Kissinger y la aplicación del método de Kissinger para la determinación de parámetros cinéticos y las limitaciones de estos métodos. También se determina el modelo cinético para esta etapa de la transformación y se efectúan comparaciones entre los resultados obtenidos y otros reportados anteriormente por los autores

  17. HIERRO ELEMENTAL PARA REMOCIÓN DE NÍQUEL, COMÚNMENTE ENCONTRADO EN DRENAJE ÁCIDO DE MINAS

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    Maria A. Liendo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la remoción del Ni2+ con partículas de hierro comercial, pues este catión se encuentra frecuentemente en los drenajes ácidos de minas (DAM, que es uno de los problemas ambientales más serios en la industria minera que afecta fuentes de aguas naturales. Fueron realizados ensayos en laboratorio con hierro comercial y soluciones sintéticas que contienen Ni2+, para observar tanto la cinética de remoción como los datos de equilibrio. Los resultados, mostraron que estos siguen el modelo de la isoterma de adsorción de Langmuir y que los datos cinéticos se ajustaron con la ecuación del modelo de adsorción de pseudo segundo orden. Se concluye del presente estudio que la remoción de níquel con hierro en estado elemental (HEE es posible y ocurre de manera rápida.

  18. REMOCIÓN DE NÍQUEL PRESENTE EN AGUAS EFLUENTES INDUSTRIALES MEDIANTE UTILIZACIÓN DE SUSTRATOS DE ASERRÍN DE PINO

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    Paola Rúa

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron dos variedades de aserrín de pino (Pinus cupresus, Pinus caribeae para la remoción de Ni2+ presente en efluentes industriales. Un estudio comparativo a través de operaciones batch permitió establecer la influencia de la concentración inicial del metal, la relación adsorbente a efluente y la velocidad de agitación en el proceso de remoción. La variedad Pinus cupresus arrojó la mayor adsorción, 0,53 mgNi/g, y esto, sumado a su fácil adquisición y bajo costo, lo hacen un adsorbente con gran potencial. Se ajustó un modelo cinético para la adsorción del metal y de modo paralelo se demostró que el fenómeno se da principalmente por intercambio iónico con Ca2+ y Mg2+ presentes en el aserrín. La torta húmeda residual puede disponerse por incineración ya que aproximadamente el 44% del níquel queda depositado en las cenizas. Finalmente se implementó una columna de adsorción piloto y se alcanzó una eficiencia de remoción del 57%.

  19. Instrumentation a reader

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    Pope, P

    1990-01-01

    This book contains a selection of papers and articles in instrumentation previously pub­ lished in technical periodicals and journals of learned societies. Our selection has been made to illustrate aspects of current practice and applications of instrumentation. The book does not attempt to be encyclopaedic in its coverage of the subject, but to provide some examples of general transduction techniques, of the sensing of particular measurands, of components of instrumentation systems and of instrumentation practice in two very different environments, the food industry and the nuclear power industry. We have made the selection particularly to provide papers appropriate to the study of the Open University course T292 Instrumentation. The papers have been chosen so that the book covers a wide spectrum of instrumentation techniques. Because of this, the book should be of value not only to students of instrumen­ tation, but also to practising engineers and scientists wishing to glean ideas from areas of instrumen...

  20. Networked Instrumentation Element

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Armstrong researchers have developed a networked instrumentation system that connects modern experimental payloads to existing analog and digital communications...

  1. Ocean Optics Instrumentation Systems

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — FUNCTION: Provides instrumentation suites for a wide variety of measurements to characterize the ocean’s optical environment. These packages have been developed to...

  2. Instrumentation Design and Development Facilities

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — RTTC has facilities for design, development and fabrication of: custominstrumentation, mobile instrumentation, miniaturized instrumentation, wirelessinstrumentation,...

  3. Sterilization of endoscopic instruments.

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    Sabnis, Ravindra B; Bhattu, Amit; Vijaykumar, Mohankumar

    2014-03-01

    Sterilization of endoscopic instruments is an important but often ignored topic. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature on the sterilization of endoscopic instruments and elaborate on the appropriate sterilization practices. Autoclaving is an economic and excellent method of sterilizing the instruments that are not heat sensitive. Heat sensitive instruments may get damaged with hot sterilization methods. Several new endoscopic instruments such as flexible ureteroscopes, chip on tip endoscopes, are added in urologists armamentarium. Many of these instruments are heat sensitive and hence alternative efficacious methods of sterilization are necessary. Although ethylene oxide and hydrogen peroxide are excellent methods of sterilization, they have some drawbacks. Gamma irradiation is mainly for disposable items. Various chemical agents are widely used even though they achieve high-level disinfection rather than sterilization. This article reviews various methods of endoscopic instrument sterilization with their advantages and drawbacks. If appropriate sterilization methods are adopted, then it not only will protect patients from procedure-related infections but prevent hypersensitive allergic reactions. It will also protect instruments from damage and increase its longevity.

  4. Creating a Super Instrument

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    Kallionpää, Maria; Gasselseder, Hans-Peter

    2015-01-01

    traditionally been dependent on their existing instrumental skills, various technological solutions can be used to reach beyond them. This paper focuses on the possibilities of enhancing composers' and performing pianists' technical and expressive vocabulary in the context of electroacoustic super instrument...

  5. Avaliação de Revestimentos de Liga de Níquel 625 Depositados pelo Processo Eletroescória

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    Soraia Simões Sandes

    Full Text Available Resumo A aplicação de revestimentos de ligas de níquel é comumente realizada na indústria de petróleo e gás para aumento da vida de equipamentos em ambientes agressivos, dado que este procedimento melhora a resistência à corrosão, sem um aumento significativo do custo de produção quando comparado com equipamentos maciços fabricados com outras ligas. Normalmente, as juntas são soldadas pelos processos de eletrodos revestidos, MIG/MAG ou TIG. Neste aspecto, o processo eletroescória realiza deposições com elevada energia de soldagem e baixa diluição, podendo ser uma opção interessante, uma vez que proporciona uma elevada produtividade, permitindo a soldagem com aplicação de apenas uma camada. O presente trabalho avalia propriedades mecânicas, microestruturais e de corrosão de revestimentos de liga de níquel 625 depositada em aço carbono ASTM A516 Grau 70 pelo processo eletroescória, tanto na condição como soldado quanto tratado termicamente. A deposição foi realizada com uma e duas camadas sobre chapas de dimensão 50x400x400 mm, na posição plana e energia de soldagem média de 11,7 kJ/mm. Após a soldagem realizou-se tratamento térmico a 620°C por 10 horas, sendo esta condição comparada ao estado de como soldado. Os ensaios de dobramento não indicaram evidências de defeitos. A avaliação microestrutural realizada por microscopia ótica (MO, eletrônica de varredura (MEV e eletrônica de transmissão (MET mostrou uma microestrutura austenítica para o depósito com pequena fração volumétrica de fases secundárias e o tratamento térmico de alívio de tensões não promoveu mudanças significativas nas propriedades. Na região de grãos grosseiros da zona termicamente afetada (RGGZTA foi observada a ocorrência de ferrita pró-eutetóide, perlita e bainita para o depósito com 1 camada e basicamente ferrita e perlita refinadas para o deposito com 2 passes devido às baixas taxas de resfriamento

  6. Protección contra la corrosión de electrorrecubrimientos níquel/cobre utilizando la técnica PRC

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    William Aperador, Dionisio Laverde, Enrique Vera y Javier Guerrero

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la implementación de la técnica de corriente pulsante inversa para electrodepositar películas delgadas de Cu-Ni en forma de bicapa sobre sustratos de zamac, controlando  los  voltajes  y  tiempos  de  electrodepósitos anódicos (Vlow, TLow y catódicos (VHight, THight y obteniendo como respuesta el monitoreo de la corriente anódica (ILow y catódica (IHight en función del tiempo anódico (TLow y catódico (THight respectivamente. Se obtuvieron películas de Cu (electrolitos cianurados y Ni (electroli tos  ácidos  con  espesores  entre  18  y  62 micrómetros. Se observó, mediante microscopía de fuerza atómica (AFM, que el control pulsante del voltaje durante el depósito permite obtener películas de Cu/Ni más densas y de mejor granulometría que las películas convencionales depositadas  por  la  técnica  de  corriente  directa.  Se determinó la composición química de las capas usando la sonda  de  difracción  de  rayos X  (EDX;  además,  se realizaron medidas de brillo y microdureza vickers de laúltima capa, correspondiente al níquel.

  7. Comparação do peso dos quelípodos e crescimento em duas espécies de "sirís" do gênero Callinectes (Brachyura, Portunidae

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    Cecilia Margarita Guerrero-Ocampo

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, as espécies C. danae e C. ornatus foram comparadas quanto ao peso dos quelípodos. Os siris foram coletados com 2 redes de arrasto do tipo "otter trawl" na Enseada de Ubatuba (23° 26' S e 45° 02' W. As constantes alométricas obtidas foram analisadas por meio da função potência (Y = aXb . As espécies apresentaram diferentes graus alométricos para cada sexo. A relação PQ X PC apresentou alometria positiva em ambas espécies, porém os machos apresentam maior alometria positiva do que as fêmeas. C. danae apresenta maior alometria positiva para os quelípodos do que C. ornatus. O fato de C. danae atingir maior porte e possuir quelípodos maiores indica que esta espécie tem potencial para o cultivo.A comparison of the cheliped's weight in two species of the genus Callinectes was accomplished. The species C. danae e C. ornatus were collected by two otter trawl in Ubatuba bay (23º 26' S and 45º 02' W. The allometric constants obtained from the regression adjusted to a power function (Y = aXb were analyzed. These species presented different allometry degrees for each sex considered. The relation PQ x PC presented positive allometry for sex of both species, but male presented higher positive allometry than female. C. danae presented higher positive allometry for chelipeds than C. ornatus. We suggest here that C. danae could be indicated to be submitted to grow out in ponds since it reaches higher size and bigger chelipeds.

  8. Influencia de los parámetros de soldeo fuerte en la microestructura y propiedades mecánicas de la unión de la aleación base níquel Hastelloy B2

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    Sotelo, José Carlos

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available A study of the high vacuum brazing process of solid solution strengthened Hastelloy B2 nickel alloy has been done. A first stage of research has focused on the selection of the most appropriate brazing filler metal to the base material and vacuum furnace brazing process. The influence of welding parameters on joint microstructure constituents, relating the microstructure of the joint to its mechanical properties, has been evaluated. Two gaps of 50 and 200 micrometers, and two dwell times at brazing temperature of 10 and 90 minutes were studied. The braze joint mainly consists of the nickel rich matrix, nickel silicide and ternary compounds. Finally, the results of this study have shown the high bond strength for small gaps and increased dwell times of 90 minutes.Se realizó un estudio pormenorizado del proceso de soldeo fuerte en horno de alto vacío de la aleación base níquel Hastelloy B2 fortalecida por solución sólida. En una primera fase del trabajo se seleccionó el material de aporte acorde al material objeto de unión y a la fuente de calentamiento seleccionada. Posteriormente, se evaluó la influencia del gap (50 y 200 micrómetros y tiempo de permanencia a temperatura de soldeo (10 y 90 minutos sobre los microconstituyentes de la unión, relacionando la microestructura con las propiedades mecánicas de la junta. Los análisis metalográficos mostraron una unión constituida por una matriz rica en níquel, siliciuros de níquel y compuestos ternarios. Finalmente, los resultados de los ensayos mecánicos a esfuerzos cortantes mostraron una elevada resistencia para gaps de 50 micrómetros y tiempos de permanencia de 90 minutos.

  9. Preparação e caracterização de catalisadores de níquel suportado em óxido de zircônio e aluminio

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    Berrocal, Guillermo José Paternina

    2005-01-01

    quel suportado em alumina tem sido extensivamente usado para catalisar a reforma a vapor do metano, devido ao seu baixo custo, quando comparado a outros catalisadores, à base de metais nobres. Entretanto, ele não é estável durante a reação principalmente devido à transição de fase e à sinterização do suporte. Isto requer o desenvolvimento de novos catalisadores. Uma opção atrativa seria usar suportes baseados em zircônia, que possui diversas vantagens, tais como estabilidade térmica, dureza...

  10. Remoção de níquel e zinco utilizando zeólita natural estibilita através do processo de troca iônica

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    Lins, Flaviany Afonso

    2003-01-01

    Atualmente, um dos problemas mais graves relacionados à poluição ambiental é a contaminação da água através de efluentes industriais com concentrações de metais pesados acima do estabelecido pela Legislação vigente. Quando essa concentração excede o valor permitido, podem ocorrer vários danos à saúde dos seres vivos. Por este motivo é muito importante a utilização de processos para reduzir ou eliminar metais como mercúrio, chumbo, zinco, níquel, cromo, e outros, presentes em efluentes industr...

  11. Modificación superficial de un acero maraging de bajo contenido en níquel mediante técnicas de fusión superficial con láser

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    Roman Caldelas, Manuel

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se analiza la posibilidad de emplear un haz láser de Nd:YAG de alta potencia para modificar la superficie de un acero maraging de bajo contenido en níquel (14%), grado 200, por refusión superficial. La utilización de aceros de herramientas está ampliamente extendida en procesos de fabricación industriales como el corte, el mecanizado y el moldeo por inyección. Las muy buenas propiedades que presentan estas aleaciones están normalmente asociadas a un elevado precio, derivado...

  12. Aplicación foliar de níquel en Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché para producción de ureasa (EC 3.5.1.5 cristalina

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    Almanza M. Pedro José

    2009-04-01

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    Se evaluó el efecto de la aplicación foliar de níquel en plantas de Cucurbita fcifolia (lacayote, en concentraciones de 1,0; 2,5 y 5,0 mg L-1 y un testigo sin aplicación; se valoró la incidencia en las semillas para la producción de ureasa cristalina, con el fin de realizar estudios enfocados a una mejor producción de ureasa y aprovechando la relación del níquel con esta enzima. Se observó el crecimiento y desarrollo morfológico de las plantas desde la primera aplicación hasta fructificación. Se determinó la cantidad de níquel y ureasa en las semillas, liofilizando la ureasa obtenida, el efecto de las concentraciones de enzima y sustrato, temperatura y pH sobre la actividad enzimática de la ureasa. Se analizó y se comparó la enzima obtenida con la ureasa de uso clínico en muestra de orina. En todas las plantas, el Ni causó fitotoxicidad; el crecimiento de frutos y semillas fue indirectamente proporcional a las concentraciones aplicadas. La adición de 1,0 y 2,5 mg L-1 de Ni fue soportada por las plantas, pero se presentó clorosis intervenal. Las concentraciones de 5,0 mg L-1 de Ni causaron senescencia total de flores en 100% de las plantas, impidiendo la fructifcación. La cantidad de ureasa obtenida fue directamente proporcional a las concentraciones de níquel aplicadas. En todos los estudios catalíticos evaluados, la actividad de la ureasa en su orden fue: 1,0 mg L-1de Ni > testigo > 2,5 mg L L-1de Ni. La ureasa obtenida de cada uno de los tratamientos tuvo rendimiento menor que la ureasa comercial.

  13. Efeito da temperatura e do teor de níquel nas propriedades mecânicas e a correlação com usinabilidade em ligas Fe-18Cr-Ni

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    2010-01-01

    Foram realizados ensaios de tração na temperatura ambiente em ligas Fe-18%Cr, com teor de níquel variando entre zero e 60% e correlacionaram-se as propriedades obtidas com os resultados de usinabilidade obtidos anteriormente pelo grupo. As ligas foram ensaiadas, também, a 350 e 700ºC, de modo a determinar suas propriedades, na faixa de temperatura alcançada, no local da usinagem. A liga ferrítica apresentou alongamento e limite de resistência menores que as ligas austeníticas, tanto à tempera...

  14. In vitro effect of 470 nm LED (Light Emitting Diode in keloid fibroblasts Efeito in vitro do LED (Light Emitting Diode de 470 nm em fibroblastos de quelóide

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To quantify keloid fibroblasts after irradiation with 470nm blue LED, in vitro. Methods: Fibroblasts from keloid and adjacent skin have been obtained from 6 patients. Cells have been cultivated and maintained in DMEM culture medium. In Petri dishes, they were irradiated with energy doses of 6J, 12J and 18J. After 24 h, counting was done by the average of the triplicates for each sample. Results: There were no significant differences in the number of irradiated keloid fibroblasts at the studied doses (p=0.261. In adjacent skin fibroblasts, differences were observed (p=0.025 concerning the doses of 18 J and 6 J (p=0.03. Conclusions: There was a reduction in the number of adjacent skin fibroblasts irradiated with 470nm blue LED at the energy dose of 18 J compared to the ones irradiated at the energy dose of 6 J. There were no changes in keloid fibroblasts counting at any of the doses applied, 24 h after irradiation.Objetivo: Quantificar fibroblastos de quelóide após irradiação com LED azul de 470nm, in vitro. Métodos: Foram obtidos fibroblastos de quelóide e pele adjacente, de seis pacientes. As células foram cultivadas e mantidas em meio de cultura DMEM. Em placas de Petri, receberam irradiação com doses de energia de 6J, 12J e 18J. Após 24 horas a contagem foi feita pela média da triplicata para cada amostra. Resultados: Não houve diferença na quantidade de fibroblastos de quelóide irradiados nas doses estudadas (p=0,261. Observou-se diferença nos fibroblastos de pele adjacente (p=0,025, com relação às doses de 18 J e 6 J (p=0,03. Conclusões: Houve redução dos fibroblastos de pele adjacente irradiados com LED azul de 470 nm na dose de energia de 18 J em relação à dose de 6 J. Não houve alteração na quantidade de fibroblastos de quelóide nas doses aplicadas após 24 horas da irradiação.

  15. Análisis de la profundidad de tallado para coronas anteriores de metal cerámica con aleación base de níquel-cromo

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    2011-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Medicina Dentária, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina Dentária, 2011 El presente trabajo de investigación consiste en analizar la profundidad de tallado para coronas anteriores de metal cerámica con aleación base de níquel-cromo. Para lograr los objetivos propuestos se realizó una investigación de campo con un nivel explicativo, en la cual se indagó el nivel cognoscitivo que poseen los odontólogos en relación al tema, inscritos en la Sociedad de Prótesis Estoma...

  16. Instrumentation reference book

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    Boyes, Walt

    2002-01-01

    Instrumentation is not a clearly defined subject, having a 'fuzzy' boundary with a number of other disciplines. Often categorized as either 'techniques' or 'applications' this book addresses the various applications that may be needed with reference to the practical techniques that are available for the instrumentation or measurement of a specific physical quantity or quality. This makes it of direct interest to anyone working in the process, control and instrumentation fields where these measurements are essential.* Comprehensive and authoritative collection of technical information* Writte

  17. Carbon Footprint Reduction Instruments

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    This page outlines the major differences between Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) and Project Offsets and what types of claims each instrument allows the organization to make in regards to environmental emissions claims.

  18. Fiber Optics Instrumentation Development

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    Chan, Patrick Hon Man; Parker, Allen R., Jr.; Richards, W. Lance

    2010-01-01

    This is a general presentation of fiber optics instrumentation development work being conducted at NASA Dryden for the past 10 years and recent achievements in the field of fiber optics strain sensors.

  19. Ultrasound physics and instrumentation.

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    1998-04-01

    A knowledge of the principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation allows the surgeon to maintain proper ultrasound techniques and obtain the best possible image. Furthermore, when these principles are understood, artifacts and pitfalls of imaging are avoided.

  20. Medical instruments in museums

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    Söderqvist, Thomas; Arnold, Ken

    2011-01-01

    This essay proposes that our understanding of medical instruments might benefit from adding a more forthright concern with their immediate presence to the current historical focus on simply decoding their meanings and context. This approach is applied to the intriguingly tricky question of what a...... actually is meant by a "medical instrument." It is suggested that a pragmatic part of the answer might lie simply in reconsidering the holdings of medical museums, where the significance of the physical actuality of instruments comes readily to hand.......This essay proposes that our understanding of medical instruments might benefit from adding a more forthright concern with their immediate presence to the current historical focus on simply decoding their meanings and context. This approach is applied to the intriguingly tricky question of what...

  1. Modeling of Musical Instruments

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    Bader, Rolf; Hansen, Uwe

    Signal processing techniques in acoustics address many concerns. Included are such things as wave propagation variables, amplitude considerations, spectral content, wavelength, and phase. Phase is primarily of concern when waves interact with each other, as well as with a medium, and the imposition of boundary conditions leads to normal mode vibrations. Such conditions are prevalent in all musical instruments, and thus relevant signal processing techniques are essential to both understanding and modeling the structure of musical instruments and the sound radiated.

  2. Future of radiological instrumentation

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    Lucas, A.C.

    1988-08-01

    Future trends in the development of radiation protection instrumentation can be expected to be closely related to current trends in political and social activity that drive legislation, rule-making, and standard practice, with assistance provided by trends in material and electronic technology. Wide-range performance will be emphasized to arm the daily worker with instruments that routinely log background rates and, at the same time, are prepared to measure accident rates. Separate and simultaneous accumulation of data from several sensors to ensure complete coverage of the radiation types will be common. Mathematical manipulation of data will provide for summary data logging and, in some cases, solutions to integral equations to provide corrections to experimental data. Instruments will become more reliable by way of self-checking and correction. Miniaturization and large-scale integration of measuring instruments will provide some instrumentation for the people at large. To be effective, the instruments will necessarily cover a wide range and be very reliable. The net result of these several trends will provide for a widespread understanding of radiation protection and an implementation of as low as reasonably achievable among large segments of the population.

  3. [The instrument for thermography].

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    Hamaguchi, Shinsuke

    2014-07-01

    Thermography is an imaging method using the instrument to detect infrared rays emitted from the body surface, and to plot them as a distribution diagram of the temperature information. Therefore, a thermographic instrument can be assumed to measure the skin temperature of the diseased region. Such an instrument is a useful device for noninvasive and objective assessment of various diseases. Examination using a thermographic instrument can assess the autonomic dysfunction by measuring the skin blood flow involved with the sympathetic innervation. Thermography is useful in assisting the determination of the therapeutic effect. However, autonomic dysfunction should be confirmed correctly with the assessment of thermatome that shows abnormal thermal distribution in the region of the disease. Thermography should make noticeable the difference between the body temperature of abnormal and normal sites, and show the alteration of temperature. Monitoring using thermography is useful to determine the effect of sympathetic nerve block. If a thermographic instrument is used, it is important that examiners should understand the function of the instrument, as well as its advantages and disadvantages.

  4. Caracterización físico-química y mineralógica de la escoria de fundición de ferroníquel de Moa

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    Yaritza Ramírez-Cruz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La escoria de fundición de ferroníquel obtenida a escala piloto a partir del mineral saprolítico del yacimiento Moa Occidental, se caracterizó desde el punto de vista físico, químico y mineralógico con el objetivo de evaluar sus posibilidades de utilización industrial. Mediante Espectrometría por Fluorescencia de Rayos X y Difracción de Rayos X se constató que en su composición existen fundamentalmente óxidos de silicio y magnesio, con valores promedios de 46% el primero y 37 % el segundo. El olivino, la forsterita y la clinoenstatita se identificaron como sus fases mineralógicas principales. La densidad es de 3,20 g/cm 3 ; temperatura de fusión de 1 650ºC y viscosidad de 6,5 poises. Estos resultados evidenciaron similitud con escorias de ferroníquel obtenidas en otras partes del mundo, que son usadas como material abrasivo, material de construcción y refractario

  5. Influencia de los tratamientos de revenidos intercríticos en la concentración de níquel correspondiente, a partículas de austenita residual en un acero con 9% Ni

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    Casarin, S. J.

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Retained austenite particles with nanometric dimensions in 9 % nickel steels microstructures were observed after different intercritical tempering treatments ranged between 540 °C and 670 °C corresponding to the (α + γ two-phase field of Fe-Ni diagram. The thermal stability of particles turned out to be strongly influenced by its nickel contents and gradients of this element. The gradients were dependent on time and temperature of tempering.

    En la estructura fina de aceros con 9% Ni, después de diferentes tratamientos térmicos de revenido a temperaturas entre 540-670°C correspondiente al campo bifásico (α + γ del diagrama Fe-Ni se observaron partículas de dimensiones nanométricas de austenita residual. La estabilidad térmica de estas partículas resultó ser fuertemente influenciada por la concentración de níquel contenida en ellas. En este sentido fueron observados gradientes de concentración de níquel en las mismas dependiendo éstos del tiempo y la temperatura de revenido.

  6. Efecto de dos metales pesados, cadmio y níquel, sobre la eficiencia de remoción de carga orgánica de un reactor UASB a escala de laboratorio

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    Luis Eduardo Forero

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron ensayos en tres reactores UASB de tres litros cada uno, a un tiempo de retención hidráulico (TRH de cuatro horas y carga orgánica volumétrica de 4,8 g/L/d. Después de la fase inicial de arranque, tiempo de 4.000 horas para los tres reactores, se procedió a afectarlos de la siguiente forma: el primer reactor fue alimentado con 5 mg/L de cloruro de cadmio en forma continua, el segundo reactor fue alimentado con 10 mg/L de cloruro de níquel en forma continua también, mientras que el tercer reactor no se afectó con sustancia alguna y sirvió como control. La eficiencia de remoción de demanda química de oxígeno (DQO del primer reactor cambió del 60% de la fase de arranque (fase 1 al 18% en la fase afectada con cadmio (fase dos; la eficiencia de remoción de DQO en el reactor dos pasó del 60 al 24% y a su vez para el reactor tres control no hubo cambio significativo en dicha eficiencia. A su vez el reactor uno acumuló el cadmio en el lodo, mientras que el reactor dos no hizo lo propio con el níquel.

  7. Estudio cinético del proceso de precipataión de los sulfuros de níquel y cobalto con hidrógeno sulfuro de sodio, en el licor de desecho (WL

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    Mercedes Sosa-Martínez

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se realiza un estudio cinético del proceso de precipitación de sulfuros a partir del licor residual WL que se genera en la Empresa Moa Níckel S. A -Pedro Soto Alba. La investigación se realiza a escala de laboratorio empleando una variante de tratamiento del licor en dos etapas de precipitación a diferentes valores de pH, donde se analiza la influencia de los factores que intervienen en el proceso como la temperatura, concentración de hidrógeno sulfuro de sodio y el régimen de agitación, basado en el método factorial completo donde se conjugan los niveles experimentales de las variables estudiadas respecto al grado de precipitación de los principales elementos níquel cobalto, cinc, y cobre. En la primera etapa se logra obtener una mezcla de sulfuros mixtos ricos en  cobre y cinc con extracciones superiores  a  80 % y 64 % respectivamente, mientras que en la segunda etapa se obtiene un precipitado de color negro correspondiente a los sulfuros de níquel y cobalto cuyas recuperaciones alcanzan valores de 84% y  82%.

  8. Virtual Instrumentation and Virtual Environments

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    Spoelder, H.J.W.

    1999-01-01

    Instrumentation, interaction and virtual environments provide a challenging triplet for the next generation of instrumentation and measurement tools. As such, they are the logical continuation of an increasingly important component within (virtual) instrumentation. Despite these changes, however,

  9. Determinación de trazas de Molibdeno (VI, Níquel (II y Vanadio (V en cementos por polarografía diferencial de impulsos

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    Gaspar-Tebar, Demetrio

    1985-09-01

    Full Text Available In this work an account is given of the results obtained when the differential pulse polarography (differential pulse anodic stripping voltametry is applied to the determination of the contents of the compounds by molybdenum (VI, nickel (II and vanadium (V in a common portland cement which are in quantities of the order of p.p.m. Those studies show that it is not possible to determine simultaneaously the content of the three mentioned ions in the cement, but if working in acid medium (hydrochloridric and sulphuric, in ammoniacal or cyanided medium and in basic medium (produced by NaHCO3 polagrogrammes are obtained which allow to complete those mentioned determinations of Mo (VI in the first medium, of Ni (II in the second and of V(V in the third. Because of the high sensibility of the polarography it is possible to determine the Ni (II which is found in quantities from 2.9 to 3.4 p.p.m. (0.0002g to 0.00034 %, in mass.

    En el presente trabajo se da cuenta de los resultados obtenidos cuando se aplica la polarografía diferencial de impulsos a la determinación de los contenidos de compuestos a base de molibdeno (VI, níquel (II y vanadio (V en un cemento portland industrial; dichos contenidos se encuentran en cantidades del orden de p.p.m. En los estudios realizados se ha puesto de manifiesto que no es posible determinar simultáneamente el contenido de los tres iones mencionados en el cemento, pero que trabajando en medio ácido (clorhídrico o sulfúrico, en medio amoniacal o cianurado y en medio básico (producido por NaHCO3 se obtienen polarogramas que permiten realizar las mencionadas determinaciones cuantitativas de Mo (VI en el primer medio, de Ni (II en el segundo y de V (V en el tercero. Gracias a la alta sensibilidad de la polarografía ha sido posible determinar la concentración de Ni (II en el cemento estudiado, que se encuentra en cantidades comprendidas entre 2,9 y 3,4 p.p.m. (0

  10. Migración de hierro y níquel, y estabilidad oxidativa del aceite refinado de soja calentado en utensilios culinarios de diversos materiales

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    Almeyda Haj-Isa, Niurka Maritza

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Cookware may release some inorganic components into foods during cooking, some of which have undesirable consequences. In fried foods, for instance, oil oxidation is favored by metals. The present study evaluated oxidative stability (AOCS method and iron and nickel migration (inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry into refined soybean oil in four cycles, with intervals of 24 hours. The cookware materials were glass, aluminum, stainless steel, iron and soapstone. The results demonstrated that the lowest metal migration occurred from glass and aluminum pans while the oil heated in these pans showed the highest oxidative stability. The highest migration of Fe and Ni into the oil occurred from the soapstone and iron pots (3.94 and 3.21 mg _ kg-1, respectively.Nevertheless, increasing loss of oxidative stability was evident in the oils heated in the soapstone, stainless steel and iron cookware, in this order. Since iron migration was lower from glass and aluminum pans, these were considered the best type of materials for fryingDurante la elaboración de alimentos los utensilios culinarios pueden liberar componentes inorgánicos ocasionalmente no deseables. La oxidación del aceite es durante la fritura es favorecida por la presencia de metales. Fue evaluada la migración de hierro y níquel (espectrometría de emisión óptica y la estabilidad oxidativa (método AOCS del aceite de soja sometido a cuatro calentamientos con intervalos de 24 horas en cazuelas de vidrio, aluminio, acero inoxidable, hierro y piedra-jabón. La mayor migración de hierro al aceite ocurrió en las cazuelas de hierro (3,94 mg•kg–1 y piedra (3,21 mg _ kg–1, sin diferencia estadística entre ellas. La pérdida progresiva de estabilidad oxidativa fue acentuada en los aceites calentados en utensilios de piedra, acero inoxidable e hierro, en tal orden. Vidrio y aluminio fueron considerados los mejores materiales para la fabricación de cazuelas

  11. Heat Flux Instrumentation Laboratory (HFIL)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Description: The Heat Flux Instrumentation Laboratory is used to develop advanced, flexible, thin film gauge instrumentation for the Air Force Research Laboratory....

  12. Biochemistry Instrumentation Core Technology Center

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The UCLA-DOE Biochemistry Instrumentation Core Facility provides the UCLA biochemistry community with easy access to sophisticated instrumentation for a wide variety...

  13. Aethalometer™ Instrument Handbook

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    Sedlacek, Arthur J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-04-01

    The Aethalometer is an instrument that provides a real-time readout of the concentration of “Black” or “Elemental” carbon aerosol particles (BC or E) in an air stream (see Figure 1 and Figure 2). It is a self-contained instrument that measures the rate of change of optical transmission through a spot on a filter where aerosol is being continuously collected and uses the information to calculate the concentration of optically absorbing material in the sampled air stream. The instrument measures the transmitted light intensities through the “sensing” portion of the filter, on which the aerosol spot is being collected, and a “reference” portion of the filter as a check on the stability of the optical source. A mass flowmeter monitors the sample air flow rate. The data from these three measurements is used to determine the mean BC content of the air stream.

  14. Calibration of Geodetic Instruments

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    Marek Bajtala

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The problem of metrology and security systems of unification, correctness and standard reproducibilities belong to the preferred requirements of theory and technical practice in geodesy. Requirements on the control and verification of measured instruments and equipments increase and the importance and up-to-date of calibration get into the foreground. Calibration possibilities of length-scales (of electronic rangefinders and angle-scales (of horizontal circles of geodetic instruments. Calibration of electronic rangefinders on the linear comparative baseline in terrain. Primary standard of planar angle – optical traverse and its exploitation for calibration of the horizontal circles of theodolites. The calibration equipment of the Institute of Slovak Metrology in Bratislava. The Calibration process and results from the calibration of horizontal circles of selected geodetic instruments.

  15. ISSUERS OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

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    Cristian GHEORGHE

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The rules laid down by Romanian Capital Market Law and the regulations put in force for its implementation apply to issuers of financial instruments admitted to trading on the regulated market established in Romania. But the issuers remain companies incorporated under Company Law of 1990. Such dual regulations need increased attention in order to observe the legal status of the issuers/companies and financial instruments/shares. Romanian legislator has chosen to implement in Capital Market Law special rules regarding the administration of the issuers of financial instruments, not only rules regarding admitting and maintaining to a regulated market. Thus issuers are, in Romanian Law perspective, special company that should comply special rule regarding board of administration and general shareholders meeting.

  16. Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation

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    Wang, Roy

    2011-01-01

    Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation is based on the concept of smart sensor technology for testing with intelligence needed to perform sell-diagnosis of health, and to participate in a hierarchy of health determination at sensor, process, and system levels. A virtual sensor test instrumentation consists of five elements: (1) a common sensor interface, (2) microprocessor, (3) wireless interface, (4) signal conditioning and ADC/DAC (analog-to-digital conversion/ digital-to-analog conversion), and (5) onboard EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) for metadata storage and executable software to create powerful, scalable, reconfigurable, and reliable embedded and distributed test instruments. In order to maximize the efficient data conversion through the smart sensor node, plug-and-play functionality is required to interface with traditional sensors to enhance their identity and capabilities for data processing and communications. Virtual sensor test instrumentation can be accessible wirelessly via a Network Capable Application Processor (NCAP) or a Smart Transducer Interlace Module (STIM) that may be managed under real-time rule engines for mission-critical applications. The transducer senses the physical quantity being measured and converts it into an electrical signal. The signal is fed to an A/D converter, and is ready for use by the processor to execute functional transformation based on the sensor characteristics stored in a Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS). Virtual sensor test instrumentation is built upon an open-system architecture with standardized protocol modules/stacks to interface with industry standards and commonly used software. One major benefit for deploying the virtual sensor test instrumentation is the ability, through a plug-and-play common interface, to convert raw sensor data in either analog or digital form, to an IEEE 1451 standard-based smart sensor, which has instructions to program sensors for a wide variety of

  17. Standard NIM Instrumentation System

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    Costrell, Louis [National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States); Lenkszus, Frank R. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Rudnick, Stanley J. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Davey, Eric [Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL), Limited, Chalk River, ON (Canada); Gould, John [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Rankowitz, Seymour [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Sims, William P. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Whitney, R. Roy [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States). Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF); Dobinson, Robert W. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Verweij, Henk [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Latner, Norman [Environmental Measurements Lab., New York, NY (United States); Negro, Vincent C. [Environmental Measurements Lab., New York, NY (United States); Barsotti, Edward J. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Droege, Thomas E. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Kerns, Cordon [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Turner, Kathleen J. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Downing, Robert W. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States); Kirsten, Frederick A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Larsh, A. E. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Loken, Stewart C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Mack, Dick A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Wagner, Lee J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Lucena, Robert C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); O' Brien, Dennis W. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Gjovig, Allan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Naivar, Frank [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Nelson, Ronald O. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); White, D. Hywell [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Akerlof, Carl [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Stilwell, Donald E. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (United States); Trainor, James H. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (United States); Gobbi, Bruno [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States); Biggerstaff, John A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Hill, Nat W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Schulze, Gerald K. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Gustavson, David B. [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Horelick, Dale [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Kunz, Paul F. [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Paffrath, Leo [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Walz, Helmut V. [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Dawson, W. Kenneth [TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Cresswell, John [TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Dhawan, Satish [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Gingell, Charles E. L. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)

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    NIM is a standard modular instrumentation system that is in wide use throughout the world. As the NIM system developed and accommodations were made to a dynamic instrumentation field and a rapidly advancing technology, additions, revisions and clarifications were made. These were incorporated into the standard in the form of addenda and errata. This standard is a revision of the NIM document, AEC Report TID-20893 (Rev 4) dated July 1974. It includes all the addenda and errata items that were previously issued as well as numerous additional items to make the standard current with modern technology and manufacturing practice.

  18. Instrumentation Cables Test Plan

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    Muna, Alice Baca [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); LaFleur, Chris Bensdotter [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2016-10-01

    A fire at a nuclear power plant (NPP) has the potential to damage structures, systems, and components important to safety, if not promptly detected and suppressed. At Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant on March 22, 1975, a fire in the reactor building damaged electrical power and control systems. Damage to instrumentation cables impeded the function of both normal and standby reactor coolant systems, and degraded the operators’ plant monitoring capability. This event resulted in additional NRC involvement with utilities to ensure that NPPs are properly protected from fire as intended by the NRC principle design criteria (i.e., general design criteria 3, Fire Protection). Current guidance and methods for both deterministic and performance based approaches typically make conservative (bounding) assumptions regarding the fire-induced failure modes of instrumentation cables and those failure modes effects on component and system response. Numerous fire testing programs have been conducted in the past to evaluate the failure modes and effects of electrical cables exposed to severe thermal conditions. However, that testing has primarily focused on control circuits with only a limited number of tests performed on instrumentation circuits. In 2001, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) conducted a series of cable fire tests designed to address specific aspects of the cable failure and circuit fault issues of concern1. The NRC was invited to observe and participate in that program. The NRC sponsored Sandia National Laboratories to support this participation, whom among other things, added a 4-20 mA instrumentation circuit and instrumentation cabling to six of the tests. Although limited, one insight drawn from those instrumentation circuits tests was that the failure characteristics appeared to depend on the cable insulation material. The results showed that for thermoset insulated cables, the instrument reading tended to drift

  19. Spectroelectrochemical Instrument Measures TOC

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    Kounaves, Sam

    2011-01-01

    A spectroelectrochemical instrument has been developed for measuring the total organic carbon (TOC) content of an aqueous solution. Measurements of TOC are frequently performed in environmental, clinical, and industrial settings. Until now, techniques for performing such measurements have included, various ly, the use of hazardous reagents, ultraviolet light, or ovens, to promote reactions in which the carbon contents are oxidized. The instrument now being developed is intended to be a safer, more economical means of oxidizing organic carbon and determining the TOC levels of aqueous solutions and for providing a low power/mass unit for use in planetary missions.

  20. Standard NIM instrumentation system

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    1990-01-01

    NIM is a standard modular instrumentation system that is in wide use throughout the world. As the NIM system developed and accommodations were made to a dynamic instrumentation field and a rapidly advancing technology, additions, revisions and clarifications were made. These were incorporated into the standard in the form of addenda and errata. This standard is a revision of the NIM document, AEC Report TID- 20893 (Rev 4) dated July 1974. It includes all the addenda and errata items that were previously issued as well as numerous additional items to make the standard current with modern technology and manufacturing practice.

  1. LA GOUVERNANCE DES ASSOCIATIONS : QUELS ACTEURS, QUELS MECANISMES ?

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    Zoukoua, Eric-Alain

    2005-01-01

    International audience; L'étude de la gouvernance dans les associations permet d'explorer un champ jusque là oublié par la plupart des études sur la gouvernance dans le contexte français. Tout en identifiant les acteurs et les différents mécanismes de gouvernance mis en place par ceux-ci, cette étude permet de soulever la question de l'adaptabilité à ces organisations des mécanismes usuellement recommandés et nous invite à explorer d'autres approches de la gouvernance.

  2. Intertitre et film narratif de fiction : Genèses, développements, et logiques d’un procédé filmographique, 1895-1916. L'exemple de la production aux Etats-Unis et le cas d’Intolerance (D. W. Griffith, 1916)

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    Dupré la Tour, C.M.S.

    2016-01-01

    The silent film intertitle has long been ignored by cinema history and theory, and by film archives; or regarded as an intruder, a palliative to the absence of sound, which became obsolete after the invention of talking pictures. The teleology imbued in this historiographical trend, influenced by

  3. La dynamique de la recherche et développement aux Etats-Unis : origines et évolution du système d’innovation américain The Dynamics of U.S. Research and Development: Origins and Evolution of the American National System of Innovation

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    Jacques-Henri Coste

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available This article concentrates on the historical transformations of the American system of innovation. It analyses the two major cycles that have shaped the informal and institutional development of research and development in the USA. Open innovation was first launched by individuals then internalized in firms before becoming an institutionalized and integrated mode of industrial and university research known as R&D. During the Second World War, this closed and private mode transformed itself into a national system of innovation overseen by the Federal Government. Changing socio-economic conditions and regulations in the 1980s have caused this governance system to become more open and pluralist, bringing to the fore key stakeholders such as firms, universities, networks, and innovative entrepreneurs. However, the globalization of innovation and the emergence of new competitors are currently challenging the open American model of competition-based innovation.

  4. Services d'eau potable : de la logique d'offre à la maîtrise de la demande. Comparaison France - Etats-Unis. La place des usagers dans la gestion durable des services en eau placés sous contrainte environnementale

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    Cambon, Sophie

    1996-01-01

    This doctorate research addresses causes and impacts of the socio economic crisis brought on by supply oriented water utility management. The research was conducted in the context of increasing environmental constraints. The "supply model" of water services is analysed between 1800 and 1996, in France and the US and, to a lesser extent in England and Wales. The role of customers was studied throughout the report to achieve the main research goal, which was to explore new management options fo...

  5. Cuba's opening to oil in the Gulf of Mexico: between Mexico's opposition to change and the United States' Blockade; L'ouverture petroliere de Cuba dans le Golfe du Mexique: entre l'immobilisme Mexicain et le blocus des Etats-Unis

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    De la Vega Navarro, A. [Universite Nationale Autonome, Faculte d' Economie (UNAM) (Mexico)

    2007-07-15

    The future of oil for Cuba, Mexico and the United States, which have common maritime borders, lies in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Cuba faces an energy transition where that source of energy still lays a role, considering the economic and technological structures from the past. Among others, it has opened its territory to international companies, providing them with access to carbon hydride resources in an area of strategic importance, in the midst of a world energy situation where each barrel of oil counts. In addition to economic and technological factors, the Cuban oil opening is explained by the critical situation generated after the termination of the relationship that the country had maintained for several decades with the USSR. The out-come and credibility of such opening should be put into perspective with its ability to build an institutional and regulatory environment likely to attract foreign investments in high risk exploration and production activities. At the same time, Cuba has managed to complete the internal effort conducted with the help of international companies, by engaging in a special relationship with Venezuela, as part of new regional integration programmes and energy cooperation initiated by that country. (author)

  6. Intertitre et film narratif de fiction : Genèses, développements, et logiques d’un procédé filmographique, 1895-1916. L'exemple de la production aux Etats-Unis et le cas d’Intolerance (D. W. Griffith, 1916)

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    Dupré la Tour, C.M.S.

    2016-01-01

    The silent film intertitle has long been ignored by cinema history and theory, and by film archives; or regarded as an intruder, a palliative to the absence of sound, which became obsolete after the invention of talking pictures. The teleology imbued in this historiographical trend, influenced by the intertitle’s contemporaneous controversies, sentenced it to silence. Even today, research only concedes a marginal space to its study. This thesis fits into the framework of studying cinema as an...

  7. Specification for Instrumentation

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    Margheritini, Lucia; Kofoed, Jens Peter

    This paper is intended to give an overview on instrumentation for monitoring the efficiency of the Converter and the performance of the device. Real-time control of plant and data monitoring and storage are the main objectives of the control system....

  8. The ozone monitoring instrument

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    Levelt, P.F.; Oord, G.H.J. van den; Dobber, M.R.; Mälkki, A.; Visser, H.; Vries, J. de; Stammes, P.; Lundell, J.O.V.; Saari, H.

    2006-01-01

    The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) flies on the National Aeronautics and Space Adminsitration's Earth Observing System Aura satellite launched in July 2004. OMI is a ultraviolet/visible (UV/VIS) nadir solar backscatter spectrometer, which provides nearly global coverage in one day with a spatial

  9. Integrating Nephelometer Instrument Handbook

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    Uin, J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-03-01

    The Integrating Nephelometer (Figure 1) is an instrument that measures aerosol light scattering. It measures aerosol optical scattering properties by detecting (with a wide angular integration – from 7 to 170°) the light scattered by the aerosol and subtracting the light scattered by the carrier gas, the instrument walls and the background noise in the detector (zeroing). Zeroing is typically performed for 5 minutes every day at midnight UTC. The scattered light is split into red (700 nm), green (550 nm), and blue (450 nm) wavelengths and captured by three photomultiplier tubes. The instrument can measure total scatter as well as backscatter only (from 90 to 170°) (Heintzenberg and Charlson 1996; Anderson et al. 1996; Anderson and Ogren 1998; TSI 3563 2015) At ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement), two identical Nephelometers are usually run in series with a sample relative humidity (RH) conditioner between them. This is possible because Nephelometer sampling is non-destructive and the sample can be passed on to another instrument. The sample RH conditioner scans through multiple RH values in cycles, treating the sample. This kind of setup allows to study how aerosol particles’ light scattering properties are affected by humidification (Anderson et al. 1996). For historical reasons, the two Nephelometers in this setup are labeled “wet” and “dry”, with the “dry” Nephelometer usually being the one before the conditioner and sampling ambient air (the names are switched for the MAOS measurement site due to the high RH of the ambient air).

  10. Measurement and Instrumentation

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    Kirkham, Harold

    2018-01-02

    This is a chapter for a book called the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineering. Though it is not obvious from the title, the book deals mainly with power engineering. The first chapter (not mine) is about the fundamental quantities used in measurement. This chapter is about the process and the instrumentation.

  11. Neutron instrumentation for biology

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    Mason, S.A. [Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (France)

    1994-12-31

    In the October 1994 round of proposals at the ILL, the external biology review sub- committee was asked to allocate neutron beam time to a wide range of experiments, on almost half the total number of scheduled neutron instruments: on 3 diffractometers, on 3 small angle scattering instruments, and on some 6 inelastic scattering spectrometers. In the 3.5 years since the temporary reactor shutdown, the ILL`s management structure has been optimized, budgets and staff have been trimmed, the ILL reactor has been re-built, and many of the instruments up-graded, many powerful (mainly Unix) workstations have been introduced, and the neighboring European Synchrotron Radiation Facility has established itself as the leading synchrotron radiation source and has started its official user program. The ILL reactor remains the world`s most intense dedicated neutron source. In this challenging context, it is of interest to review briefly the park of ILL instruments used to study the structure and energetics of small and large biological systems. A brief summary will be made of each class of experiments actually proposed in the latest ILL proposal round.

  12. Economic Policy Instruments

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    Klemmensen, Børge

    2007-01-01

    Økonomiske instrumenter begrundes med behovet for politiske indgreb, der muliggør internaliseringen af omkostningerne ved de miljøpåvirkninger, produktion and levevis afstedkommer, således at hensyntagen til miljøet bliver en del af virksomheders og husholdningers omkostninger og dermed en tilsky...

  13. Virtual reality musical instruments

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    Serafin, Stefania; Erkut, Cumhur; Kojs, Juraj

    2016-01-01

    The rapid development and availability of low cost technologies has created a wide interest in virtual reality (VR), but how to design and evaluate multisensory interactions in VR remains as a challenge. In this paper, we focus on virtual reality musical instruments, present an overview of our...

  14. Deep Impact instrument calibration

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    Klaasen, K.; A'Hearn, M. F.; Baca, M.; Delamere, A.; Desnoyer, M.; Farnham, T.; Groussin, O.; Hampton, D.; Ipatov, S.; Li, J.-Y.; Lisse, C.; Mastrodemos, N.; McLaughlin, S.; Sunshine, J.; Thomas, P.; Wellnitz, D.

    2008-09-01

    Calibration of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft instruments allows reliable scientific interpretation of the images and spectra returned from comet Tempel 1. Calibrations of the four onboard remote sensing imaging instruments have been performed in the areas of geometric calibration, spatial resolution, spectral resolution, and radiometric response. Error sources such as noise (random, coherent, encoding, data compression), detector readout artifacts, scattered light, and radiation interactions have been quantified. The point spread functions (PSFs) of the medium resolution instrument and its twin impactor targeting sensor are near the theoretical minimum [~1.7 pixels full width at half maximum (FWHM)]. However, the high resolution instrument camera was found to be out of focus with a PSF FWHM of ~9 pixels. The charge coupled device (CCD) read noise is ~1 DN. Electrical cross-talk between the CCD detector quadrants is correctable to <2 DN. The IR spectrometer response nonlinearity is correctable to ~1%. Spectrometer read noise is ~2 DN. The variation in zero-exposure signal level with time and spectrometer temperature is not fully characterized; currently corrections are good to ~10 DN at best. Wavelength mapping onto the detector is known within 1 pixel; spectral lines have a FWHM of ~2 pixels. About 1% of the IR detector pixels behave badly and remain uncalibrated. The spectrometer exhibits a faint ghost image from reflection off a beamsplitter. Instrument absolute radiometric calibration accuracies were determined generally to <10% using star imaging. Flat-field calibration reduces pixel-to-pixel response differences to ~0.5% for the cameras and <2% for the spectrometer. A standard calibration image processing pipeline is used to produce archival image files for analysis by researchers.

  15. The Science of String Instruments

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    Rossing, Thomas D

    2010-01-01

    Many performing musicians, as well as instrument builders, are coming to realize the importance of understanding the science of musical instruments. This book explains how string instruments produce sound. It presents basic ideas in simple language, and it also translates some more sophisticated ideas in non-technical language. It should be of interest to performers, researchers, and instrument makers alike.

  16. netherland hydrological modeling instrument

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    Hoogewoud, J. C.; de Lange, W. J.; Veldhuizen, A.; Prinsen, G.

    2012-04-01

    Netherlands Hydrological Modeling Instrument A decision support system for water basin management. J.C. Hoogewoud , W.J. de Lange ,A. Veldhuizen , G. Prinsen , The Netherlands Hydrological modeling Instrument (NHI) is the center point of a framework of models, to coherently model the hydrological system and the multitude of functions it supports. Dutch hydrological institutes Deltares, Alterra, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, RWS Waterdienst, STOWA and Vewin are cooperating in enhancing the NHI for adequate decision support. The instrument is used by three different ministries involved in national water policy matters, for instance the WFD, drought management, manure policy and climate change issues. The basis of the modeling instrument is a state-of-the-art on-line coupling of the groundwater system (MODFLOW), the unsaturated zone (metaSWAP) and the surface water system (MOZART-DM). It brings together hydro(geo)logical processes from the column to the basin scale, ranging from 250x250m plots to the river Rhine and includes salt water flow. The NHI is validated with an eight year run (1998-2006) with dry and wet periods. For this run different parts of the hydrology have been compared with measurements. For instance, water demands in dry periods (e.g. for irrigation), discharges at outlets, groundwater levels and evaporation. A validation alone is not enough to get support from stakeholders. Involvement from stakeholders in the modeling process is needed. There fore to gain sufficient support and trust in the instrument on different (policy) levels a couple of actions have been taken: 1. a transparent evaluation of modeling-results has been set up 2. an extensive program is running to cooperate with regional waterboards and suppliers of drinking water in improving the NHI 3. sharing (hydrological) data via newly setup Modeling Database for local and national models 4. Enhancing the NHI with "local" information. The NHI is and has been used for many

  17. Developments in analytical instrumentation

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    Petrie, G.

    The situation regarding photogrammetric instrumentation has changed quite dramatically over the last 2 or 3 years with the withdrawal of most analogue stereo-plotting machines from the market place and their replacement by analytically based instrumentation. While there have been few new developments in the field of comparators, there has been an explosive development in the area of small, relatively inexpensive analytical stereo-plotters based on the use of microcomputers. In particular, a number of new instruments have been introduced by manufacturers who mostly have not been associated previously with photogrammetry. Several innovative concepts have been introduced in these small but capable instruments, many of which are aimed at specialised applications, e.g. in close-range photogrammetry (using small-format cameras); for thematic mapping (by organisations engaged in environmental monitoring or resources exploitation); for map revision, etc. Another innovative and possibly significant development has been the production of conversion kits to convert suitable analogue stereo-plotting machines such as the Topocart, PG-2 and B-8 into fully fledged analytical plotters. The larger and more sophisticated analytical stereo-plotters are mostly being produced by the traditional mainstream photogrammetric systems suppliers with several new instruments and developments being introduced at the top end of the market. These include the use of enlarged photo stages to handle images up to 25 × 50 cm format; the complete integration of graphics workstations into the analytical plotter design; the introduction of graphics superimposition and stereo-superimposition; the addition of correlators for the automatic measurement of height, etc. The software associated with this new analytical instrumentation is now undergoing extensive re-development with the need to supply photogrammetric data as input to the more sophisticated G.I.S. systems now being installed by clients, instead

  18. Virtual Reality Musical Instruments

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    Serafin, Stefania; Erkut, Cumhur; Kojs, Juraj

    2016-01-01

    The rapid development and availability of low-cost technologies have created a wide interest in virtual reality. In the field of computer music, the term “virtual musical instruments” has been used for a long time to describe software simulations, extensions of existing musical instruments......, and ways to control them with new interfaces for musical expression. Virtual reality musical instruments (VRMIs) that include a simulated visual component delivered via a head-mounted display or other forms of immersive visualization have not yet received much attention. In this article, we present a field...... overview of VRMIs from the viewpoint of the performer. We propose nine design guidelines, describe evaluation methods, analyze case studies, and consider future challenges....

  19. Pesticide reducing instruments

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    Jacobsen, Lars-Bo; Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård; Andersen, Martin

    2005-01-01

    -mentioned models and tools. All three scenarios are constructed such that they result in the same welfare implication (measured by national consumption in the CGE model). The scenarios are: 1) pesticide taxes resulting in a 25 percent overall reduction; 2) use of unsprayed field margins, resulting in the same...... welfare loss as in scenario 1; and finally 3) increased conversion to organic farming also resulting in the same welfare loss as in scenario 1. Biological and geological results from the first part of our analysis suggest that the use of unsprayed field margins is the most cost-effective instrument...... for improving bio-diversity and securing drinking water. That is, combining economic modeling with physical biological modeling and geological evaluation allows us to select unsprayed field margins as the most effective instrument. Sensitivity analysis conducted on bio-diversity suggest that this result...

  20. Social Responsibility Instruments

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    Katarzyna Mizera

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Responsible business notion is more and more present in Polish economy, however the results of the research carried out in Polish business still shows a low level of CRS idea knowledge, especially in small and medium companies. Although responsible business notion is generally known, its details, ways of preparing strategy, instruments and what is more its benefits are still narrowly spread. Many business people face the lack of knowledge and information, which on one hand make it easier to spread and deepen wrong stereotypes connected with this notion and on the other hand make business people unwilling to implement CRS in their companies. The subjects of this article are examples of instruments which are responsible for realization of social responsibility strategy.

  1. Axis instrumentation: surgical results

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    Andrei F. Joaquim

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the surgical results of axis screw instrumentation. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of the clinical and radiological data of patients submitted to axis fixation using screws. RESULTS: Seventeen patients were surgically treated. The mean age was 41.8 years (range: 12-73. Spinal cord trauma was the most common cause of instability (8 patients - 47%. Bilateral axis fixation was performed in all cases, except one, with laminar screw (total of 33 axis screws. Seven patients (41.1% underwent bilateral pars screws; laminar screws were used in six cases and pedicular screws were used in two. In two cases, we performed a hybrid construction (laminar + pars and pedicle + pars. There was no neurological worsening or death, nor complications directly related to use axis screws. CONCLUSION: Axis instrumentation was effective and safe, regardless of the technique used for stabilization. Based on our learnt experience, we proposed an algorithm to choose the best technique for axis screw fixation.

  2. Data acquisition instruments: Psychopharmacology

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    Hartley, D.S. III

    1998-01-01

    This report contains the results of a Direct Assistance Project performed by Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., for Dr. K. O. Jobson. The purpose of the project was to perform preliminary analysis of the data acquisition instruments used in the field of psychiatry, with the goal of identifying commonalities of data and strategies for handling and using the data in the most advantageous fashion. Data acquisition instruments from 12 sources were provided by Dr. Jobson. Several commonalities were identified and a potentially useful data strategy is reported here. Analysis of the information collected for utility in performing diagnoses is recommended. In addition, further work is recommended to refine the commonalities into a directly useful computer systems structure.

  3. Spectroradiometric Instruments And Applications

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    Walker, Richard A.; Miller, Kenneth A.; Bulpitt, Thomas H.

    1983-10-01

    This paper discusses spectroradiometric instruments and applications. Multiple-detector spectroradiometers and single-detector scanning spectroradiometers are described, with particular emphasis on current state-of-the-art integrated systems. Applications discussed include: color measurement (colorimetry); photometry and colorimetry of cathode-ray-tubes , light-emitting-diodes and other displays; photometry and colorimetry of light sources and flash lamps; and colorimetry of reflective and transmissive materials. Future trends are also discussed.

  4. Guide to Instrumentation Literature

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    1955-12-14

    pp. 2622. L. K. Spink, Princirles and practice of flow meter engineering., Iie Foxboro Coo, Foxboro$ Mass., Ed. 7# 1950. 1418 pp. 2623. Reid F...ring. 1952. 269 pp. Vol., 2 - Method- for associating mathematical solutions with common forms, 1953. 827 pp. Vol. 3 - Applications of the instrument...weights, and Volumetric glassware. -13.1 - 2.9. Periodicals P1100. Standards; Metrology; Testing, General (Cont.) P1127. Revista chilena do

  5. Instrumentation: endoscopes and equipment.

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    Gaab, Michael R

    2013-02-01

    The technology and instrumentation for neuroendoscopy are described: endoscopes (principles, designs, applications), light sources, instruments, accessories, holders, and navigation. Procedures for cleaning, sterilizing, and storing are included. The description is based on the author's own technical development and neuroendoscopic experience, published technology and devices, and publications on endoscopic surgery. The main work horses in neuroendoscopy are rigid glass rod endoscopes (Hopkins optics) due to the optical quality, which allows full high-definition video imaging, different angles of view, and autoclavability, which is especially important in neuroendoscopy due to the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease infection. Applications are endoscopy assistance to microsurgery, stand-alone endoscopy controlled approaches such as transnasal skull base, ventriculoscopy, and cystoscopy in the cranium. Rigid glass rod optics are also applicable in spinal endoscopy and peripheral nerve decompression using special tubes and cannulas. Rigid minifiberoptics with less resolution may be used in less complex procedures (ventriculoscopy, cystoscopy, endoscopy assistance with pen-designs) and have the advantages of smaller diameters and disposable designs. Flexible fiberoptics are usually used in combination with rigid scopes and can be steered, e.g. through the ventricles, in spinal procedures for indications including syringomyelia and multicystic hydrocephalus. Upcoming flexible chip endoscopes ("chip-in-the-tip") may replace flexible fiberoptics in the future, offering higher resolution and cold LED-illumination, and may provide for stereoscopic neuroendoscopy. Various instruments (mechanical, coagulation, laser guides, ultrasonic aspirators) and holders are available. Certified methods for cleaning and sterilization, with special requirements in neuroapplications, are important. Neuroendoscopic instrumentation is now an established technique in neurosurgical practice and

  6. Instrumentation and diagnostics

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    Nakaishi, C.V.; Bedick, R.C.

    1990-12-01

    This Technology Status Report describes research and accomplishments for the Instrumentation and Diagnostics (I D) Projects within the Advanced Research and Technology Development (AR TD) Program of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). Process understanding and control can be improved through the development of advanced instrumentation and diagnostics. The thrust of the I D Projects is to further develop existing measurement and control techniques for application to advanced coal-based technologies. Project highlights are: an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) instrument has been developed to analyze trace elements in gasification and combustion process streams. An in situ two-color Mie scattering technique with LSS can simultaneously measure the size, velocity, and elemental composition of coal particles during combustion. A high-temperature, fluorescence thermometry technique has accurately measured gas temperatures during field testing in combustion and gasification environments. Expert systems have been developed to improve the control of advanced coal-based processes. Capacitance flowmeters were developed to determine the mass flowrate, solid volume fraction, and particle velocities of coal slurries. 32 refs., 9 figs.

  7. Estrés producido por sedimentos contaminados con níquel en una granja de trucha arcoiris, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Pisces: Salmonidae

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    Laura Martínez-Tabche

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudios previos indicaron la presencia de elevadas concentraciones de níquel (Ni en los estanques de la granja "El Truchón", por tal motivo fue necesario establecer correlaciones entre las propiedades fisicoquímicas de los sedimentos de este embalse y el daño que puede producirse sobre la trucha arcoiris cuyo cultivo se lleva a cabo en un reservorio denominado rústico. El estudio se inició con la determinación de las propiedades fisicoquímicas de los sedimentos de la granja, las cuales incluyeron: composición granular, porcentaje de nitrógeno total, contenido de materia orgánica, pH, potencial redox, capacidad de intercambio canónico y la concentración de Ni. Se determinó la CLSO del Ni-96 H sobre Oncorhynchus mykiss en el sistema agua-sedimentos de la granja-metal al equilibrio. En este mismo sistema se evaluó la toxicidad subletal del Ni, mediante la determinación de niveles de metalotioneina (MT, la actividad de la o-desmetilasa (OD y la concentración de proteínas. Los resultados muestran un incremento significativo en los tres parámetros bioquímicos, observándose una relación linear entre efecto y concentración del Ni, por lo que estos biomarcadores de daño se recomiendan para evaluar la toxicidad del Ni. Probablemente estos efectos se deban a las propiedades fisicoquímicas del sedimento que le confiere alta capacidad de absorber el metal. De acuerdo a los resultados obtenidos en este estudio se sugiere al truticultor no emplear estanques rústicos, sino aquellos revestidos de concreto, para evitar la acumulación de sustancias tóxicas o bien realizar remociones periódicas de su sedimento.Previous studies indicated the presence of high concentrations of nickel in the "El truchón" ponds (in México, so it was necessary to find a possible correlation between sediment physicochemical properties of this water body and the damage that could be produced on the rainbow trout which culture is done in a rustic reservoir

  8. Efecto del tratamiento térmico posterior sobre la resistencia al desgaste por deslizamiento de un recubrimiento base níquel depositado por HVOF

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    Cadenas, P.

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available In the present research, a nickel base coating was deposited on an AISI 1020 substrate by using high velocity oxy-fuel technique (HVOF. The coating was subsequently post heat -treated by means of an oxyacetylene flame. For the conditions evaluated in the present study, it was found that the CTT coating has 1,15 better wear resistance for the smaller level of the applied load and nearly 50 times for the highest level of the applied load when compared to the STT coatings. These results have been attributed to a better distribution of the hard phases, better cohesion between particles and an increase in hardness, as consequence of the post heat treatment process. A severe wear regime was found for all the samples since the wear rates presented values which were higher than 1·10-5 mm3/m. For the CTT coatings, the wear mechanism was mainly due to the adhesion and oxidation phenomena, meanwhile for the steel counterpart mechanisms such oxidation, grooving and three body abrasion were observed.

    En el presente trabajo, se depositó un recubrimiento base níquel sobre un acero AISI 1020 por la técnica de termorrociado de alta velocidad que utiliza oxígeno como combustible (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel - HVOF y, posteriormente, fue tratado térmicamente mediante llama oxiacetilénica. Para las condiciones evaluadas en este estudio, se encontró que el recubrimiento CTT tiene desde 1,15 veces más resistencia al desgaste, para el menor nivel de carga aplicada y mayor velocidad de deslizamiento y, hasta 50 veces más resistencia al desgaste para el mayor nivel carga aplicada y mayor velocidad de deslizamiento, comparado con el recubrimiento STT. Estos resultados se atribuyeron a una mejor distribución de las fases endurecedoras, una mejor cohesión entre partículas y un aumento en la microdureza del recubrimiento, como consecuencia del tratamiento térmico posterior. El régimen de desgaste presente en todas las muestras fue severo, ya que las

  9. Simulation visualization through dynamic instrumentation

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    Bisset, K.R.

    1998-09-01

    The goal of the instrument composition system is to allow a simulation user to dynamically create instruments as a simulation executes. Instruments can include graphical displays, data collectors, and debugging aides. Instruments are made up of small building blocks which can be easily combined into larger, more complex instruments. Through the sue of an Attribute Server (a distributed publication/subscription mechanism), the actors and instruments in a simulation can interact without direct knowledge of each other. Instead, each actor publishes the attributes which it has available. An instrument subscribes to the attributes in which it is interested, and is notified whenever the value of one of these attribute changes. An instrument can also publish attributes for use by other instruments. Since the Attribute Server is distributed, the publisher of an attribute need not execute on the same machine as the subscriber. This allows CPU intensive data visualization to execute on separate machines from the simulation, minimizing the impact on the simulation.

  10. FHR Process Instruments

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    Holcomb, David Eugene [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Fluoride salt-cooled High temperature Reactors (FHRs) are entering into early phase engineering development. Initial candidate technologies have been identified to measure all of the required process variables. The purpose of this paper is to describe the proposed measurement techniques in sufficient detail to enable assessment of the proposed instrumentation suite and to support development of the component technologies. This paper builds upon the instrumentation chapter of the recently published FHR technology development roadmap. Locating instruments outside of the intense core radiation and high-temperature fluoride salt environment significantly decreases their environmental tolerance requirements. Under operating conditions, FHR primary coolant salt is a transparent, low-vapor-pressure liquid. Consequently, FHRs can employ standoff optical measurements from above the salt pool to assess in-vessel conditions. For example, the core outlet temperature can be measured by observing the fuel s blackbody emission. Similarly, the intensity of the core s Cerenkov glow indicates the fission power level. Short-lived activation of the primary coolant provides another means for standoff measurements of process variables. The primary coolant flow and neutron flux can be measured using gamma spectroscopy along the primary coolant piping. FHR operation entails a number of process measurements. Reactor thermal power and core reactivity are the most significant variables for process control. Thermal power can be determined by measuring the primary coolant mass flow rate and temperature rise across the core. The leading candidate technologies for primary coolant temperature measurement are Au-Pt thermocouples and Johnson noise thermometry. Clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement, that includes high-temperature tolerant standoffs, is a potential coolant flow measurement technique. Also, the salt redox condition will be monitored as an indicator of its corrosiveness. Both

  11. CARMENES instrument overview

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    Quirrenbach, A.; Amado, P. J.; Caballero, J. A.; Mundt, R.; Reiners, A.; Ribas, I.; Seifert, W.; Abril, M.; Aceituno, J.; Alonso-Floriano, F. J.; Ammler-von Eiff, M.; Antona Jiménez, R.; Anwand-Heerwart, H.; Azzaro, M.; Bauer, F.; Barrado, D.; Becerril, S.; Béjar, V. J. S.; Benítez, D.; Berdiñas, Z. M.; Cárdenas, M. C.; Casal, E.; Claret, A.; Colomé, J.; Cortés-Contreras, M.; Czesla, S.; Doellinger, M.; Dreizler, S.; Feiz, C.; Fernández, M.; Galadí, D.; Gálvez-Ortiz, M. C.; García-Piquer, A.; García-Vargas, M. L.; Garrido, R.; Gesa, L.; Gómez Galera, V.; González Álvarez, E.; González Hernández, J. I.; Grözinger, U.; Guàrdia, J.; Guenther, E. W.; de Guindos, E.; Gutiérrez-Soto, J.; Hagen, H.-J.; Hatzes, A. P.; Hauschildt, P. H.; Helmling, J.; Henning, T.; Hermann, D.; Hernández Castaño, L.; Herrero, E.; Hidalgo, D.; Holgado, G.; Huber, A.; Huber, K. F.; Jeffers, S.; Joergens, V.; de Juan, E.; Kehr, M.; Klein, R.; Kürster, M.; Lamert, A.; Lalitha, S.; Laun, W.; Lemke, U.; Lenzen, R.; López del Fresno, Mauro; López Martí, B.; López-Santiago, J.; Mall, U.; Mandel, H.; Martín, E. L.; Martín-Ruiz, S.; Martínez-Rodríguez, H.; Marvin, C. J.; Mathar, R. J.; Mirabet, E.; Montes, D.; Morales Muñoz, R.; Moya, A.; Naranjo, V.; Ofir, A.; Oreiro, R.; Pallé, E.; Panduro, J.; Passegger, V.-M.; Pérez-Calpena, A.; Pérez Medialdea, D.; Perger, M.; Pluto, M.; Ramón, A.; Rebolo, R.; Redondo, P.; Reffert, S.; Reinhardt, S.; Rhode, P.; Rix, H.-W.; Rodler, F.; Rodríguez, E.; Rodríguez-López, C.; Rodríguez-Pérez, E.; Rohloff, R.-R.; Rosich, A.; Sánchez-Blanco, E.; Sánchez Carrasco, M. A.; Sanz-Forcada, J.; Sarmiento, L. F.; Schäfer, S.; Schiller, J.; Schmidt, C.; Schmitt, J. H. M. M.; Solano, E.; Stahl, O.; Storz, C.; Stürmer, J.; Suárez, J. C.; Ulbrich, R. G.; Veredas, G.; Wagner, K.; Winkler, J.; Zapatero Osorio, M. R.; Zechmeister, M.; Abellán de Paco, F. J.; Anglada-Escudé, G.; del Burgo, C.; Klutsch, A.; Lizon, J. L.; López-Morales, M.; Morales, J. C.; Perryman, M. A. C.; Tulloch, S. M.; Xu, W.

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    This paper gives an overview of the CARMENES instrument and of the survey that will be carried out with it during the first years of operation. CARMENES (Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Spectrographs) is a next-generation radial-velocity instrument under construction for the 3.5m telescope at the Calar Alto Observatory by a consortium of eleven Spanish and German institutions. The scientific goal of the project is conducting a 600-night exoplanet survey targeting ~ 300 M dwarfs with the completed instrument. The CARMENES instrument consists of two separate echelle spectrographs covering the wavelength range from 0.55 to 1.7 μm at a spectral resolution of R = 82,000, fed by fibers from the Cassegrain focus of the telescope. The spectrographs are housed in vacuum tanks providing the temperature-stabilized environments necessary to enable a 1 m/s radial velocity precision employing a simultaneous calibration with an emission-line lamp or with a Fabry-Perot etalon. For mid-M to late-M spectral types, the wavelength range around 1.0 μm (Y band) is the most important wavelength region for radial velocity work. Therefore, the efficiency of CARMENES has been optimized in this range. The CARMENES instrument consists of two spectrographs, one equipped with a 4k x 4k pixel CCD for the range 0.55 - 1.05 μm, and one with two 2k x 2k pixel HgCdTe detectors for the range from 0.95 - 1.7μm. Each spectrograph will be coupled to the 3.5m telescope with two optical fibers, one for the target, and one for calibration light. The front end contains a dichroic beam splitter and an atmospheric dispersion corrector, to feed the light into the fibers leading to the spectrographs. Guiding is performed with a separate camera; on-axis as well as off-axis guiding modes are implemented. Fibers with octagonal cross-section are employed to ensure good stability of the output in the presence of residual guiding errors. The

  12. Análise térmica aplicada à síntese e caraterização de óxidos mistos de níquel e terras raras

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    Adélia Maria Lima da Silva

    1999-01-01

    Este trabalho apresenta um estudo sistemático sobre síntese, caracterização e análise térmica aplicada a óxidos mistos dos tipos TR2NiO4 [TR = La, Eu e Y (III)] e TRNiO3 [TR = Pr, Nd e Sm (III)]. Os primeiros óxidos foram obtidos a partir da decomposição térmica de acetatos de terras raras e níquel utilizando-se três métodos distintos: (1) mistura mecânica; (2) evaporação do solvente e (3) cristalização com acetona. Os acetatos simples e binários foram caracterizados por análise elementar, es...

  13. Modelo matemático del proceso de calcinación del carbonato básico de níquel (cbn en el horno tubular rotatorio

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    José Luis Sevila-Rodríguez

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo recoge los resultados de los autores en lo relacionado con la modelación matemática del proceso de calcinación del carbonato básico de níquel en el horno tubular rotatorio. Se exponen las ecuaciones que conforman el modelo y la fundamentación científica sobre la cual fueron obtenidas. La modelación se basa principalmente en el planteamiento de las ecuaciones del balance material y energético en forma dinámica, que lleva a la obtención de un sistema de ecuaciones diferenciales en derivadas parciales, las cuales se complementan con otras ecuaciones algebraicas que establecen la relación entre los diferentes coeficientes y parámetros físicos.

  14. Obtención y caracterización de aceros inoxidables libres de níquel mediante aleación mecánica para su uso como biomateriales

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    García González, Flavio

    2015-01-01

    Obtención y procesado de aceros inoxidables altos en nitrógeno y libres de níquel, por aleación mecánica mediante pulvimetalurgia para su uso como biomateriales. Análisis de la influencia de las variables metalúrgicas del procesado en el comportamiento en servicio de los aceros sinterizados en atmósferas de nitrógeno-hidrógeno y en vacío. Estudio de los efectos de la cinética de enfriamiento de la fase de sinterizado y de tratamientos térmicos postsinterizado. Caracterización mecánica de las ...

  15. Alergia al níquel manifestada como edema pulmonar no cardiogénico en paciente pos-cierre de comunicación interauricular con dispositivo tipo Amplatzer

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    Luis A. Gutiérrez, MD

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El cierre percutáneo es la modalidad predilecta para el tratamiento de los defectos septales tipo ostium secundum cuando la anatomía es favorable, y reporta una tasa de éxito excelente así como también un bajo porcentaje de complicaciones. Se presenta el caso de un cierre exitoso de defecto septal tipo ostium secundum con dispositivo tipo Amplatzer en un paciente con antecedente de alergia a metales no detectada previamente, quien presentó edema pulmonar no cardiogénico, fiebre y pericarditis secundarios al níquel del dispositivo, pero tuvo mejoría y evolución satisfactoria con tratamiento médico.

  16. Extração por solventes sinérgica aplicada à separação níquel/cálcio utilizando-se os extratantes Cyanex 272 e D2HEPA

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    Marcel Felipe Alves de Souza

    2015-01-01

    O presente trabalho avaliou a extração por solventes sinérgica aplicada à separação entre cálcio e níquel presente em soluções aquosas sulfúricas sintéticas utilizando-se os extratantes organofosforados comerciais D2EHPA (di-2-etilhexil ácido fosfórico) e Cyanex 272 (bis-2,4,4-trimetilpentil ácido fosfínico), diluídos em n-heptano. O objetivo consistiu em avaliar os efeitos de competição entre os metais na fase aquosa e entre os extratantes na fase orgânica, tanto individual quanto conjuntame...

  17. Estudio del proceso de producción de Zinc-Níquel con partículas de CSi y Al2O3. Resistencia a la corrosión del ZnNi + sacarina (microestructuras)

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    Mahmud, Z.; Amelotti, F.; Serpi, C.; Maskaric, O.; Mirabal, M.; Míngolo, N.; Gassa, L.; Túlio, P.; Gordillo, G.

    2014-01-01

    Los recubrimientos de ZnNi se aplican desde hace años en la industria automotriz. Lo novedoso de éste trabajo fue adicionar partículas que le otorgan mejores propiedades al recubrimiento tanto de dureza como de protección. El contenido de Ni en la aleación,que normalmente varía entre un 10 y 15%, se midió por Fluorescencia de rayos X. En éste trabajo, con partículas, se midió un alto contenido de níquel y a la vez una alta resistencia a la corrosión. La incorporación de partículas uniformemen...

  18. Sobre la solución del modelo matemático del proceso de calcinación del carbonato básico de níquel (CBN)

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    José A. Fajardo-Suárez; Rafael A. Trujillo-Codorniux; Daniel Guzmán-del Río; Ángel O. Columbié-Navarro

    2004-01-01

    Se presentan resultados acerca de la solución del modelo matemático del proceso de calcinación del carbonato básico de níquel en el horno tubular rotatorio. Se expone el algoritmo, obtenido a partir de la aplicación del método de la rejilla, para la solución de las ecuaciones diferenciales en derivadas parciales que conforman el modelo matemático. La clasificación de las ecuaciones en parabólicas e hiperbólicas permite la selección del esquema tripuntual para la solución de las ecuaciones de ...

  19. Biolixiviação de um concentrado sulfetado complexo de níquel e de ferro e caracterização dos produtos de oxidação

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    Santos, Luciano Rodrigo Gomes

    2006-01-01

    Neste trabalho, foi estudada a biolixiviação de um concentrado sulfetado complexo de pentlandita/pirrotita utilizando bactérias mesófilas do gênero Acidithiobacillus sp. Foram realizados ensaios visando estudar a viabilidade de biolixiviação deste substrato, nos quais foram avaliados os efeitos do pH, do percentual de sólidos, da adição inicial de Fe(II) e das interações galvânicas sobre a extração do níquel. Os resultados indicaram que a biolixiviação pode ser uma alternativa viável ao proce...

  20. Evaluación de la resistencia a la corrosión erosión de recubrimientos de níquel modificados con nanopartículas de diamante

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    Luz Amira Torres Medina

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La incorporación de nanopartículas de carburos, nitruros, óxidos o diamante en una matriz metálica, generalmente muestran mejoras en la dureza, en la resistencia al desgaste y a la corrosión, comparado con un recubrimiento del metal puro. Estos recubrimientos compuestos se pueden obtener mediante la técnica de electrodeposición, logrando economía y calidad en los depósitos. Los recubrimientos de níquel modificados con nanopartículas de diamante (Ni-D, fueron aplicados sobre un acero AISI SAE 1016 mediante la técnica de electrodeposición desde una solución típica Watts sin aditivos, que contiene nanopartículas de diamante. El efecto que ejercen algunas variables que intervienen en el proceso de electrodeposición como: densidad de corriente, velocidad de agitación y concentración de partículas en el baño, en la dureza y en la resistencia a la corrosión-erosión, se estudiaron mediante un diseño factorial completamente aleatorizado 2k. La resistencia a la corrosión- erosión se evaluó mediante el monitoreo del potencial de corrosión de las probetas con recubrimiento sometidas a un fluido corrosivo y abrasivo en movimiento. Los recubrimientos compuestos de Ni-D obtenidos presentan mejor resistencia a la corrosión-erosión que los recubrimientos de níquel puro. Los recubrimientos más resistentes a la corrosión-erosión fueron los obtenidos a 5 A/dm², 900 rpm y 10 g/L de diamante.

  1. Biossorção de níquel e cromo de um efluente de galvanoplastia utilizando alga marinha pré-tratada em coluna - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v31i2.864

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    Márcia Teresinha Veit

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo o estudo da biossorção dos íons cromo e níquel presentes no efluente do processo de uma indústria de galvanoplastia, utilizando como biossorvente a biomassa de alga marinha pré-tratada Sargassum filipendula. As condições de operação da coluna foram: massa de biossorvente de 8 g, pH do efluente de alimentação 3,85, temperatura de 30ºC, vazão de 6 mL min.-1 e concentrações iniciais de alimentação (cromo+níquel de 7,12 e 3,66 meq L-1. Foi empregado um modelo matemático para representar a dinâmica da biossorção em coluna de leito fixo. O modelo da isoterma multicomponente de Langmuir (qm= 2,78 meq g-1, bCr = 0,85 L meq-1, bNi = 0,08 L meq-1 foi utilizado para representar os dados de equilíbrio da coluna e para simular a dinâmica de biossorção dos íons. Os resultados da simulação demonstraram que o modelo matemático empregado foi capaz de descrever satisfatoriamente a complexa dinâmica de biossorção dos íons presentes no efluente.

  2. Preparação e caracterização do compósito PVDF/Pani com partículas de níquel

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    Gabriel da Cruz Dias

    Full Text Available Resumo Neste trabalho partículas de níquel foram incorporadas através da mistura física do pó resultante da mistura PVDF/Pani obtido por síntese química. Filmes homogêneos foram obtidos através da prensagem a temperatura de 180°C. A partir dos resultados pode-se notar alterações favoráveis e desfavoráveis nas propriedades do compósito após a incorporação e como estas tornam-se dependentes da incorporação. Os resultados de difratometria apresentaram picos característicos tanto da fase α da matriz polimérica e das partículas de níquel, e juntamente com as analises térmicas, que não há alteração na estrutura conformacional e a configuracional. Mesmo apresentando uma boa estabilidade térmica a incorporação indica que além da presença do polímero condutor como o aumento de partículas são prejudiciais às propriedades mecânicas finais da amostra. As micrografias apresentam as partículas de forma dispersas ao longo do filme e determinantes para os valores de condutividade elétrica e obtenção de uma fase magnética.

  3. Micromachining inertial instruments

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    Weinberg, Marc S.; Bernstein, Jonathan J.; Borenstein, Jeffrey T.; Campbell, J.; Cousens, J.; Cunningham, Robert K.; Fields, R.; Greiff, Paul; Hugh, Brenda; Niles, Les; Sohn, Jerome B.

    1996-09-01

    Draper Laboratory, using silicon microfabrication techniques to achieve high yields by batch processing, has been developing miniature microelectromechanical instruments for over 10 years. During this time, considerable progress has been made in the development and fabrication of micromechanical gyroscopes, accelerometers, and acoustic sensors. Inertial instruments have become a worldwide research and commercial topic. Draper gyroscopes and accelerometers have been fabricated with measurement ranges from 50 to 500 deg/s and 10 to 100,000 g, respectively. In gyroscopes, stabilities are 20 deg/h in room temperature tests and 4.4 deg/h applying 0.3 degrees C thermal control. For accelerometers, less than 1 mg has been demonstrated in room temperature tests. These units have performed successfully across a temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees C, and have survived 80,000- to 120,000-g shock tests along all axes. Continuing development activities are expected to yield over an order of magnitude in performance enhancement. These micromechanical instruments are built using a silicon wafer process that results in crystal silicon structures that are anodically bonded on a Pyrex substrate that contains sensing and control electrodes. This silicon-on-glass configuration has low stray capacitance, and is ideally suited for hybrid or flip-chip bonding technology. Draper's inertial sensors incorporate excellent fabrication, however, building the silicon and Pyrex sensor chip is only one of many important contributions in a complete sensor system. Other equally important steps include: 1) electronics and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) 2) packaging, 3) test, and 4) modeling and analysis. This presentation focuses on sensor fabrication. Draper's accelerometers and gyroscopes and the dissolved wafer fabrication process are described. The evolution of gyro design, fabrication, and performance is summarized. Garnered through experience in both conventional and

  4. Instruments of Transformative Governance

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    Borrás, Susana

    production and distribution channels. PDPs aim at overcoming current market and government failures by pooling resources in the attempt to solve this global social challenge. Thus, PDPs are a case of instruments of transformative research and innovation, operating in a transnational governance context....... They exhibit three novelties: they address strategic long-term problems in a holistic manner, set substantive output-oriented goals, and are implemented through new organizational structures. After characterizing the different types of current PDPs and the context in which they emerged, the paper examines...

  5. Jedem Kind ein Instrument

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    Holst, Finn

    2015-01-01

    I forbindelse med skolereformen 2014 er der kommet øget fokus på samarbejdet mellem musikskole og folkeskole (grundskole). En kortlægningsundersøgelse viste op til reformen, at så godt som alle musikskoler har et samarbejde med grundskolen, mens der er en del folkeskoler, som ikke har et samarbej...... muligheder. Jedem Kind ein Instrument (JeKi) er et grundskoleprogram med instrumentundervisning, som bygger på samarbejde mellem musikskole og grundskole. Der indgår over 70.000 elever årligt, og der er etableret et omfattende forskningsprogram....

  6. Leir beam instrumentation

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    Bal, C; Burger, S; Dutriat, C; Gasior, M; Lefèvre, T; Lenardon, F; Odier, P; Raich, U; Soby, L; Tan, J; Tranquille, G; Vuitton, C

    2005-01-01

    The Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR) is central to the “Ions for LHC” project. Its role is to transform a serie of long low intensity ion pulses from Linac 3, into short high density pulses, which will be further accelerated in the PS and SPS rings, before injection into LHC. To do so the injected pulses are stacked and phase space cooled using electron cooling, before acceleration to the ejection energy of 72 MEV/u. This note describes different types of instruments which will be installed in the LEIR ring and transfer lines.

  7. Payment Instrument Characteristics

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    Holst, Jacques; Kjeldsen, Martin; Hedman, Jonas

    2015-01-01

    Over the last decade, we have witnessed payment innovations that fundamentally have changed the ways we pay. Payment innovations, such as mobile payments and on-line banking, include characteristics or features that are essential to understand if we want to know how and why payers choose among...... payment innovations. Using the Repertory Grid technique to explore 15 payers’ perception of six payment instruments, including coins, banknotes, debit cards, credit cards, mobile payments, and on-line banking, we identify 16 payment characteristics. The characteristics aggregate seventy-six unique...... features. Many of the characteristics and one of the categories are completely novel and unaccounted for in previous works....

  8. Calibration of "Babyline" RP instruments

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    2015-01-01

      If you have old RP instrumentation of the “Babyline” type, as shown in the photo, please contact the Radiation Protection Group (Joffrey Germa, 73171) to have the instrument checked and calibrated. Thank you. Radiation Protection Group

  9. An Instrumental Innovation

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    1978-01-01

    Think of guitars and you think of rock and country music, or the vigorous rhythms of the gypsy flamenco, or perhaps the classical strumming of a Segovia. About the last thing you would associate with guitars is aerospace technology. Yet there is a connection. A whole family of quality guitars is an outgrowth of helicopter rotor research conducted for the military services and NASA by an aerospace contractor. These musical spinoffs, commercially available and rapidly gaining in popularity, are the Ovation guitar line, manufactured by Ovation Instruments, Inc., Bloomfield, Connecticut. Ovation Instruments is a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, a diversified company originally formed to develop and build helicopters. A helicopter's rotor system, with thousands of moving parts, is highly susceptible to vibration. For rotor efficiency, vibration must be "dampened," or reduced. Like other helicopter builders, Kaman Corporation spent years of research toward that end. The technology thus developed, together with the availability of staff experts in vibration engineering, sparked an idea in the mind of the company's president and founder, Charles H. Karnan. A guitarist of professional caliber, Kaman reasoned that vibration-dampening technology could be turned around to enhance vibration and thereby produce a guitar with superior sound.

  10. Far ultraviolet instrument technology

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    Paxton, Larry J.; Schaefer, Robert K.; Zhang, Yongliang; Kil, Hyosub

    2017-02-01

    The far ultraviolet (FUV) spectral range (from about 115 nm to 180 nm) is one of the most useful spectral regions for characterizing the upper atmosphere (thermosphere and ionosphere). The principal advantages are that there are FUV signatures of the major constituents of the upper atmosphere as well as the signatures of the high-latitude energy inputs. Because of the absorption by thermospheric O2, the FUV signatures are seen against a "black" background, i.e., one that is not affected by ground albedo or clouds and, as a consequence, can make useful observations of the aurora during the day or when the Moon is above the horizon. In this paper we discuss the uses of FUV remote sensing, summarize the various techniques, and discuss the technological challenges. Our focus is on a particular type of FUV instrument, the scanning imaging spectrograph or SIS: an instrument exemplified by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Ultraviolet Imager and Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics Global Ultraviolet Imager. The SIS combines spatial imaging of the disk with limb profiles as well as spectral information at each point in the scan.

  11. The QUIET Instrument

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    Bischoff, C.; et al.

    2012-07-01

    The Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET) is designed to measure polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background, targeting the imprint of inflationary gravitational waves at large angular scales ({approx}1{sup o}). Between 2008 October and 2010 December, two independent receiver arrays were deployed sequentially on a 1.4m side-fed Dragonian telescope. The polarimeters which form the focal planes use a highly compact design based on High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) that provides simultaneous measurements of the Stokes parameters Q, U, and I in a single module. The 17-element Q-band polarimeter array, with a central frequency of 43.1 GHz, has the best sensitivity (69 {mu}Ks{sup 1/2}) and the lowest instrumental systematic errors ever achieved in this band, contributing to the tensor-to-scalar ratio at r < 0:1. The 84-element W-band polarimeter array has a sensitivity of 87 {mu}Ks{sup 1/2} at a central frequency of 94.5 GHz. It has the lowest systematic errors to date, contributing at r < 0:01. The two arrays together cover multipoles in the range {ell} {approx} 25 -- 975. These are the largest HEMT-based arrays deployed to date. This article describes the design, calibration, performance of, and sources of systematic error for the instrument.

  12. Balances instruments, manufacturers, history

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    Robens, Erich; Kiefer, Susanne

    2014-01-01

    The book deals mainly with direct mass determination by means of a conventional balances. It covers the history of the balance from the beginnings in Egypt earlier than 3000 BC to recent developments. All balance types are described with emphasis on scientific balances. Methods of indirect mass determination, which are applied to very light objects like molecules and the basic particles of matter and celestial bodies, are included.  As additional guidance, today’s manufacturers are listed and the profile of important companies is reviewed. Several hundred photographs, reproductions and drawings show instruments and their uses. This book includes commercial weighing instruments for merchandise and raw materials in workshops as well as symbolic weighing in the ancient Egyptian’s ceremony of ‘Weighing of the Heart’, the Greek fate balance, the Roman  Justitia, Juno Moneta and Middle Ages scenes of the Last Judgement with Jesus or St. Michael and of modern balances. The photographs are selected from the...

  13. Instrument Remote Control via the Astronomical Instrument Markup Language

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    Sall, Ken; Ames, Troy; Warsaw, Craig; Koons, Lisa; Shafer, Richard

    1998-01-01

    The Instrument Remote Control (IRC) project ongoing at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's (GSFC) Information Systems Center (ISC) supports NASA's mission by defining an adaptive intranet-based framework that provides robust interactive and distributed control and monitoring of remote instruments. An astronomical IRC architecture that combines the platform-independent processing capabilities of Java with the power of Extensible Markup Language (XML) to express hierarchical data in an equally platform-independent, as well as human readable manner, has been developed. This architecture is implemented using a variety of XML support tools and Application Programming Interfaces (API) written in Java. IRC will enable trusted astronomers from around the world to easily access infrared instruments (e.g., telescopes, cameras, and spectrometers) located in remote, inhospitable environments, such as the South Pole, a high Chilean mountaintop, or an airborne observatory aboard a Boeing 747. Using IRC's frameworks, an astronomer or other scientist can easily define the type of onboard instrument, control the instrument remotely, and return monitoring data all through the intranet. The Astronomical Instrument Markup Language (AIML) is the first implementation of the more general Instrument Markup Language (IML). The key aspects of our approach to instrument description and control applies to many domains, from medical instruments to machine assembly lines. The concepts behind AIML apply equally well to the description and control of instruments in general. IRC enables us to apply our techniques to several instruments, preferably from different observatories.

  14. Beijing opera percussion instrument dataset

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    CompMusic

    2014-01-01

    The Beijing Opera percussion instrument dataset is a collection of audio examples of individual strokes spanning the four percussion instrument classes used in Beijing Opera (Jingju, 京剧)./nBeijing Opera uses six main percussion instruments that can be grouped into four classes: /n/n1/ Bangu (Clapper-drum) consisting of Ban (the clapper, a wooden board-­shaped instrument) + danpigu (a wooden drum struck by two wooden sticks)/n2/ Naobo (Cymbals) consisting of two cymbal instruments Qibo+Danao/n...

  15. Instrumented Pipeline Initiative

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    Thomas Piro; Michael Ream

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    This report summarizes technical progress achieved during the cooperative agreement between Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and U.S. Department of Energy to address the need for a for low-cost monitoring and inspection sensor system as identified in the Department of Energy (DOE) National Gas Infrastructure Research & Development (R&D) Delivery Reliability Program Roadmap.. The Instrumented Pipeline Initiative (IPI) achieved the objective by researching technologies for the monitoring of pipeline delivery integrity, through a ubiquitous network of sensors and controllers to detect and diagnose incipient defects, leaks, and failures. This report is organized by tasks as detailed in the Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO). The sections all state the objective and approach before detailing results of work.

  16. NEUTRONIC REACTOR CORE INSTRUMENT

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    Mims, L.S.

    1961-08-22

    A multi-purpose instrument for measuring neutron flux, coolant flow rate, and coolant temperature in a nuclear reactor is described. The device consists essentially of a hollow thimble containing a heat conducting element protruding from the inner wall, the element containing on its innermost end an amount of fissionsble materinl to function as a heat source when subjected to neutron flux irradiation. Thermocouple type temperature sensing means are placed on the heat conducting element adjacent the fissionable material and at a point spaced therefrom, and at a point on the thimble which is in contact with the coolant fluid. The temperature differentials measured between the thermocouples are determinative of the neutron flux, coolant flow, and temperature being measured. The device may be utilized as a probe or may be incorporated in a reactor core. (AE C)

  17. Astronomical Instrumentation System Markup Language

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    Goldbaum, Jesse M.

    2016-05-01

    The Astronomical Instrumentation System Markup Language (AISML) is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) based file format for maintaining and exchanging information about astronomical instrumentation. The factors behind the need for an AISML are first discussed followed by the reasons why XML was chosen as the format. Next it's shown how XML also provides the framework for a more precise definition of an astronomical instrument and how these instruments can be combined to form an Astronomical Instrumentation System (AIS). AISML files for several instruments as well as one for a sample AIS are provided. The files demonstrate how AISML can be utilized for various tasks from web page generation and programming interface to instrument maintenance and quality management. The advantages of widespread adoption of AISML are discussed.

  18. Instrumental Variable Estimation with Heteroskedasticity and Many Instruments

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    Jerry A. Hausman; Newey, Whitney K.; Woutersen, Tiemen; Chao, John; Swanson, Norman

    2009-01-01

    This paper gives a relatively simple, well behaved solution to the problem of many instruments in heteroskedastic data. Such settings are common in microeconometric applications where many instruments are used to improve efficiency and allowance for heteroskedasticity is generally important. The solution is a Fuller (1977) like estimator and standard errors that are robust to heteroskedasticity and many instruments. We show that the estimator has finite moments and high asymptotic efficiency ...

  19. Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument: Development of a new instrument

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    Wahid Wassef

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The goal of this project was to develop the first disease-specific instrument for the evaluation of quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. Methods: Focus groups and interview sessions were conducted, with chronic pancreatitis patients, to identify items felt to impact quality of life which were subsequently formatted into a paper-and-pencil instrument. This instrument was used to conduct an online survey by an expert panel of pancreatologists to evaluate its content validity. Finally, the modified instrument was presented to patients during precognitive testing interviews to evaluate its clarity and appropriateness. Results: In total, 10 patients were enrolled in the focus groups and interview sessions where they identified 50 items. Once redundant items were removed, the 40 remaining items were made into a paper-and-pencil instrument referred to as the Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument. Through the processes of content validation and precognitive testing, the number of items in the instrument was reduced to 24. Conclusions: This marks the development of the first disease-specific instrument to evaluate quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. It includes unique features not found in generic instruments (economic factors, stigma, and spiritual factors. Although this marks a giant step forward, psychometric evaluation is still needed prior to its clinical use.

  20. Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument: Development of a new instrument.

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    Wassef, Wahid; Bova, Carol; Barton, Bruce; Hartigan, Celia

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this project was to develop the first disease-specific instrument for the evaluation of quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. Focus groups and interview sessions were conducted, with chronic pancreatitis patients, to identify items felt to impact quality of life which were subsequently formatted into a paper-and-pencil instrument. This instrument was used to conduct an online survey by an expert panel of pancreatologists to evaluate its content validity. Finally, the modified instrument was presented to patients during precognitive testing interviews to evaluate its clarity and appropriateness. In total, 10 patients were enrolled in the focus groups and interview sessions where they identified 50 items. Once redundant items were removed, the 40 remaining items were made into a paper-and-pencil instrument referred to as the Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument. Through the processes of content validation and precognitive testing, the number of items in the instrument was reduced to 24. This marks the development of the first disease-specific instrument to evaluate quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. It includes unique features not found in generic instruments (economic factors, stigma, and spiritual factors). Although this marks a giant step forward, psychometric evaluation is still needed prior to its clinical use.

  1. Impact Disdrometers Instrument Handbook

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    Bartholomew, Mary Jane [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-03-01

    To improve the quantitative description of precipitation processes in climate models, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility has been collecting observations of the drop size spectra of rain events since early in 2006. Impact disdrometers were the initial choice due to their reliability, ease of maintenance, and relatively low cost. Each of the two units deployed was accompanied by a nearby tipping bucket. In 2010, the tipping buckets were replaced by weighing buckets rain gauges. Five video disdrometers were subsequently purchased and are described in ARM’s VDIS Handbook.1 As of April 2011, three of the weighing bucket instruments were deployed, one was to travel with the second ARM Mobile Facility, and the fifth was a spare. Two of the video disdrometers were deployed, a third was to be deployed later in the spring of 2011, one was to travel with the second ARM Mobile Facility, and the last was a spare. Detailed descriptions of impact disdrometers and their datastreams are provided in this document.

  2. Industrial instrumentation principles and design

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    Padmanabhan, Tattamangalam R

    2000-01-01

    Pneumatic, hydraulic and allied instrumentation schemes have given way to electronic schemes in recent years thanks to the rapid strides in electronics and allied areas. Principles, design and applications of such state-of-the-art instrumentation schemes form the subject matter of this book. Through representative examples, the basic building blocks of instrumentation schemes are identified and each of these building blocks discussed in terms of its design and interface characteristics. The common generic schemes synthesized with such building blocks are dealt with subsequently. This forms the scope of Part I. The focus in Part II is on application. Displacement and allied instrumentation, force and allied instrumentation and process instrumentation in terms of temperature, flow, pressure level and other common process variables are dealt with separately and exhaustively. Despite the diversity in the sensor principles and characteristics and the variety in the applications and their environments, it is possib...

  3. Instruments to assess integrated care

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    Lyngsø, Anne Marie; Godtfredsen, Nina Skavlan; Høst, Dorte

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Although several measurement instruments have been developed to measure the level of integrated health care delivery, no standardised, validated instrument exists covering all aspects of integrated care. The purpose of this review is to identify the instruments concerning how...... to measure the level of integration across health-care sectors and to assess and evaluate the organisational elements within the instruments identified. METHODS: An extensive, systematic literature review in PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, Web of Science for the years 1980-2011. Selected...... abstracts were independently reviewed by two investigators. RESULTS: We identified 23 measurement instruments and, within these, eight organisational elements were found. No measurement instrument covered all organisational elements, but almost all studies include well-defined structural and process aspects...

  4. Advancements in Actuated Musical Instruments

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    Overholt, Daniel; Berdahl, Edgar; Hamilton, Robert

    2011-01-01

    This article presents recent developments in actuated musical instruments created by the authors, who also describe an ecosystemic model of actuated performance activities that blur traditional boundaries between the physical and virtual elements of musical interfaces. Actuated musical instruments...... are physical instruments that have been endowed with virtual qualities controlled by a computer in real-time but which are nevertheless tangible. These instruments provide intuitive and engaging new forms of interaction. They are different from traditional (acoustic) and fully automated (robotic) instruments...... in that they produce sound via vibrating element(s) that are co-manipulated by humans and electromechanical systems. We examine the possibilities that arise when such instruments are played in different performative environments and music-making scenarios, and we postulate that such designs may give rise to new...

  5. Planejamento experimental estatístico para a otimização das condições em batelada de dessorção de níquel da alga marinha Sargassum filipendula - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v31i2.989

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    Araceli Aparecida Seolatto

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A fim de se realizar um estudo sobre os efeitos de parâmetros importantes na dessorção de níquel da alga marinha Sargassum filipendula, quatro agentes foram testados em grupos de planejamento fatorial 4.23 (tipo de eluente (E, carga de níquel (q, concentração inicial do eluente(C e razão sólido-líquido(R. Duas respostas foram analisadas: a quantidade dessorvida e a perda de massa durante o processo de dessorção. Os resultados mostraram que todos os fatores foram significativos nas duas respostas. Além disso, várias interações entre os fatores se mostraram significantes. Analisando a contribuição de cada fator, concluiu-se que as melhores condições operacionais foram obtidas na configuração para os eluentes H2SO4/MgSO4, na maior concentração testada, maior carga de níquel e menor razão sólido-líquido. Nestas condições, a eficiência na eluição da biomassa mostrou-se superior a 95%, o que torna o processo de biossorção ainda mais interessante no tratamento de soluções que contêm níquel. A biomassa Sargassum filipendula, depois de regenerada, pode ser utilizada em ciclos subsequentes de biossorção, a fim de diminuir o custo com o biossorvente e facilitar o processo de tratamento que dispensa trocas sucessivas da biomassa.

  6. Batch and column removal of nickel from aqueous solutions using the Sargassum filipendula brown marine macroalgae = Remoção de níquel de soluções aquosas em batelada e em coluna utilizando a alga marinha marrom Sargassum filipendula

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    Full Text Available The nickel(II biosorption capacity of the Sargassum filipendula brown marine algae was studied in the batch mode. The biosorption study involved the determination of equilibrium data of the nickel-biomass system, considering the influence of the pretreatment,particle size and agitation speed on the biosorption process. The equilibrium data obtained for the batch and column systems were adjusted by means of the Langmuir isotherm. The results showed that the column system presents a larger capacity of nickel removal from the aqueous solutions, compared to the batch system. The biosorptionequilibrium was obtained in approximately four hours of experiment. The biomass size, agitation speed and the pre-treatment of algae did not affect nickel biosorption rate and biosorption capacity.Neste trabalho foi estudada a capacidade de biossorção de níquel(II pela alga marinha marrom Sargassum filipendula em sistema batelada. O estudo da biossorção envolveu a determinação dos dados de equilíbriodo sistema níquel-biomassa, considerando a influência do pré-tratamento, tamanho de partícula e velocidade de agitação no processo de biossorção. Os dados de equilíbrio obtidos para os sistemas em batelada e em coluna foram ajustados por meio da isoterma de Langmuir. Os resultados mostraram que o sistema em coluna apresentou maior capacidade de remoção de níquel comparado ao sistema em batelada. O equilíbrio de biossorção foi obtido em aproximadamente quatro horas de ensaio. O tamanho da partícula, a velocidadede agitação e o pré-tratamento da biomassa não afetaram significativamente a taxa de biossorção de níquel nem sua capacidade de remoção.

  7. Measurement, instrumentation, and sensors handbook

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    Eren, Halit

    2014-01-01

    The Second Edition of the bestselling Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook brings together all aspects of the design and implementation of measurement, instrumentation, and sensors. Reflecting the current state of the art, it describes the use of instruments and techniques for performing practical measurements in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences and discusses processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, operation characteristics, accuracy, errors, calibrations, and the incorporation of standards for control purposes. Organized acco

  8. Instrumentation in Frontal Sinus Surgery.

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    Tajudeen, Bobby A; Adappa, Nithin D

    2016-08-01

    Frontal recess dissection proposes many challenges to the surgeon. These challenges stem from its highly variable nature, small caliber, difficult visualization, and proximity to vital structures such as the skull base and orbit. As such, delicate mucosal-sparing dissection of the frontal recess with proper instrumentation is paramount to minimize scar formation and ensure patency. Here, the article explores key instrumentation in frontal recess surgery with an emphasis on hand instruments and adjunctive technologies. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Enzyme activity and microbial biomass in an Oxisol amended with sewage sludge contaminated with nickel Atividade enzimática e biomassa microbiana num Latossolo tratado com lodo de esgoto contaminado com níquel

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    Marcos Donizeti Revoredo

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available The role of nickel in soils of tropical areas under the application of sewage sludge is still not very well known. This study was carried out under greenhouse conditions in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, with the objective of evaluating the impact of the application of sewage sludge previously contaminated with rates of nickel (329, 502, 746 and 1119 mg kg-1, dry basis on a soil cropped with sorghum, in relation to soil enzyme activity and soil microbial biomass. Soil samples were collected at the beginning and the end of the experiment. The experimental design was completely randomized, with five treatments (control and four rates of Ni in the sewage sludge and four replications. C and N of the soil microbial biomass and enzyme activities (acid and alkaline phosphatases were sensitive indicators for impact evaluation caused by sewage sludge contaminated with nickel. There were positive correlations between "total" and extractable nickel (Mehlich 1 with C-microbial biomass and negative with the microbial C/N relationship. N-microbial biomass correlated positively with "total" and extractable Ni at the last sampling. At the end of the experiment, the acid phosphatase activity correlated negatively with "total" Ni while the alkaline phosphatase correlated with both forms of the metal.O comportamento do níquel em solos de regiões tropicais, principalmente quando adicionado através de lodos de esgoto, ainda é pouco conhecido. O estudo foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, localizada no município de Jaboticabal, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, com o objetivo de avaliar o impacto da aplicação de lodo de esgoto contaminado com níquel (329, 502, 746 e 1119 mg kg-1, base seca sobre a atividade enzimática e a biomassa microbiana de um solo cultivado com sorgo. As amostras de solo foram coletadas em duas épocas (início e final do experimento. O delineamento utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com cinco tratamentos (testemunha

  10. Where are my instruments? Hazards in delivery of surgical instruments

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    Guédon, A.C.P.; Wauben, L.S.G.L.; Van der Eijk, A.C.; Vernooij, A.S.N.; Meeuwsen, F.C.; Van der Elst, M.; Hoeijmans, V.; Dankelman, J.; Van den Dobbelsteen, J.J.

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    Background Unavailability of instruments is recognised to cause delays and stress in the operating room, which can lead to additional risks for the patients. The aim was to provide an overview of the hazards in the entire delivery process of surgical instruments and to provide insight into how

  11. MISR Instrument Data Visualization

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    Nelson, David; Garay, Michael; Diner, David; Thompson, Charles; Hall, Jeffrey; Rheingans, Brian; Mazzoni, Dominic

    2008-01-01

    The MISR Interactive eXplorer (MINX) software functions both as a general-purpose tool to visualize Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument data, and as a specialized tool to analyze properties of smoke, dust, and volcanic plumes. It includes high-level options to create map views of MISR orbit locations; scrollable, single-camera RGB (red-greenblue) images of MISR level 1B2 (L1B2) radiance data; and animations of the nine MISR camera images that provide a 3D perspective of the scenes that MISR has acquired. NASA Tech Briefs, September 2008 55 The plume height capability provides an accurate estimate of the injection height of plumes that is needed by air quality and climate modelers. MISR provides global high-quality stereo height information, and this program uses that information to perform detailed height retrievals of aerosol plumes. Users can interactively digitize smoke, dust, or volcanic plumes and automatically retrieve heights and winds, and can also archive MISR albedos and aerosol properties, as well as fire power and brightness temperatures associated with smoke plumes derived from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data. Some of the specialized options in MINX enable the user to do other tasks. Users can display plots of top-of-atmosphere bidirectional reflectance factors (BRFs) versus camera-angle for selected pixels. Images and animations can be saved to disk in various formats. Also, users can apply a geometric registration correction to warp camera images when the standard processing correction is inadequate. It is possible to difference the images of two MISR orbits that share a path (identical ground track), as well as to construct pseudo-color images by assigning different combinations of MISR channels (angle or spectral band) to the RGB display channels. This software is an interactive application written in IDL and compiled into an IDL Virtual Machine (VM) ".sav" file.

  12. Influência da adição de níquel na síntese do SrSnO3 Influence of nickel doping on the SrSnO3 synthesis

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    M. R. Nascimento

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Pós cerâmicos microestruturados de Sr1-xNi xSnO3 (x de 0 a 0,20 foram sintetizados com sucesso pelo método dos precursores poliméricos. Os precursores foram caracterizados por análise térmica. Três etapas de decomposição foram observadas: a primeira relacionada com o processo de desidratação, a segunda e a terceira são processos de combustão da matéria orgânica. A caracterização estrutural foi feita por difração de raios X, espectrofotometria de absorção óptica no infravermelho e espectroscopia Raman após calcinação a 700 ºC, indicando a presença da fase SrSnO3 ortorrômbica. Quando níquel II foi adicionado na rede cristalina do estanato, foi observada uma transição de fase, conduzindo a uma nova estrutura pseudo-cúbica. Com base nos resultados de Raman e difração de raios X, foi analisada a ordem-desordem a curto e longo alcance. Os resultados experimentais mostram a formação de fases secundárias quando níquel II é adicionado na matriz, com calcinação a 700 ºC.Sr1-xNi xSnO3 (x from 0 to 0.20 powders were synthesized by the polymeric precursor method. The powder precursors were characterized by thermal analysis. Three decomposition steps were observed: the first step related to the dehydration process, the second and third ones assigned to combustion processes. The structural characterization was done by X-ray diffraction (XRD, infrared absorption spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy after calcination at 700 °C, indicating the presence of orthorhombic SrSnO3. When nickel is added to the structure, a phase transition is observed, leading to the presence of a pseudo-cubic phase. Based on Raman and XRD results, the order-disorder at short and long range were analyzed. The experimental results show the formation of a secondary phase when nickel is added to the material and calcined at 700 ºC.

  13. 14 CFR 27.1337 - Powerplant instruments.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Powerplant instruments. 27.1337 Section 27... AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: NORMAL CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Equipment Instruments: Installation § 27.1337 Powerplant instruments. (a) Instruments and instrument lines. (1) Each powerplant instrument line must meet the...

  14. 14 CFR 29.1337 - Powerplant instruments.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Powerplant instruments. 29.1337 Section 29... AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Equipment Instruments: Installation § 29.1337 Powerplant instruments. (a) Instruments and instrument lines. (1) Each powerplant and auxiliary power unit instrument...

  15. 14 CFR 25.1337 - Powerplant instruments.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Powerplant instruments. 25.1337 Section 25... AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES Equipment Instruments: Installation § 25.1337 Powerplant instruments. (a) Instruments and instrument lines. (1) Each powerplant and auxiliary power unit instrument...

  16. Technician Program Uses Advanced Instruments.

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    Stinson, Stephen

    1981-01-01

    Describes various aspects of a newly-developed computer-assisted drafting/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) facility in the chemical engineering technology department at Broome Community College, Binghamton, New York. Stresses the use of new instruments such as microcomputers and microprocessor-equipped instruments. (CS)

  17. Zach's instruments and their characteristics

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    Wolfschmidt, Gudrun

    The astronomically interested Duke Ernst II von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1745-1804) hired Baron Franz Xaver von Zach (1754-1832) as court astronomer in 1786. Immediatedly Zach started to make plans for instrumentation for a new observatory. But first they travelled with their instruments (a 2-foot Ramsden transit instrument, the Sisson quadrant, three Hadley sextants, two achromatic refractors and chronometers) to southern France. In Hyàres a tower of the wall around the town was converted into an observatory in 1787. For the building of the new observatory Zach had chosen a place outside of Gotha on the top of the Seeberg. The three main instruments were an 8-foot transit instrument made by Ramsden, a northern and southern mural quadrant made by Sisson and a zenith sector made by Cary, in addition an 8-foot circle made by Ramsden. By analysing the whole instrumentation of Gotha observatory, we can see a change around 1800 in the kind of instruments, from quadrants and sextants to the full circles and from the transit instrument to the meridian circle. The decline of the Gotha observatory started with the early death of the Duke in 1804 and the subsequent departure of Zach in 1806.

  18. Instrumentation issues in implementation science.

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    Martinez, Ruben G; Lewis, Cara C; Weiner, Bryan J

    2014-09-04

    Like many new fields, implementation science has become vulnerable to instrumentation issues that potentially threaten the strength of the developing knowledge base. For instance, many implementation studies report findings based on instruments that do not have established psychometric properties. This article aims to review six pressing instrumentation issues, discuss the impact of these issues on the field, and provide practical recommendations. This debate centers on the impact of the following instrumentation issues: use of frameworks, theories, and models; role of psychometric properties; use of 'home-grown' and adapted instruments; choosing the most appropriate evaluation method and approach; practicality; and need for decision-making tools. Practical recommendations include: use of consensus definitions for key implementation constructs; reporting standards (e.g., regarding psychometrics, instrument adaptation); when to use multiple forms of observation and mixed methods; and accessing instrument repositories and decision aid tools. This debate provides an overview of six key instrumentation issues and offers several courses of action to limit the impact of these issues on the field. With careful attention to these issues, the field of implementation science can potentially move forward at the rapid pace that is respectfully demanded by community stakeholders.

  19. Developing a workplace resilience instrument.

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    Mallak, Larry A; Yildiz, Mustafa

    2016-05-27

    Resilience benefits from the use of protective factors, as opposed to risk factors, which are associated with vulnerability. Considerable research and instrument development has been conducted in clinical settings for patients. The need existed for an instrument to be developed in a workplace setting to measure resilience of employees. This study developed and tested a resilience instrument for employees in the workplace. The research instrument was distributed to executives and nurses working in the United States in hospital settings. Five-hundred-forty completed and usable responses were obtained. The instrument contained an inventory of workplace resilience, a job stress questionnaire, and relevant demographics. The resilience items were written based on previous work by the lead author and inspired by Weick's [1] sense-making theory. A four-factor model yielded an instrument having psychometric properties showing good model fit. Twenty items were retained for the resulting Workplace Resilience Instrument (WRI). Parallel analysis was conducted with successive iterations of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Respondents were classified based on their employment with either a rural or an urban hospital. Executives had significantly higher WRI scores than nurses, controlling for gender. WRI scores were positively and significantly correlated with years of experience and the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire. An instrument to measure individual resilience in the workplace (WRI) was developed. The WRI's four factors identify dimensions of workplace resilience for use in subsequent investigations: Active Problem-Solving, Team Efficacy, Confident Sense-Making, and Bricolage.

  20. A Database Management Assessment Instrument

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    Landry, Jeffrey P.; Pardue, J. Harold; Daigle, Roy; Longenecker, Herbert E., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes an instrument designed for assessing learning outcomes in data management. In addition to assessment of student learning and ABET outcomes, we have also found the instrument to be effective for determining database placement of incoming information systems (IS) graduate students. Each of these three uses is discussed in this…

  1. Cryogenic Caging for Science Instrumentation

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    Penanen, Konstantin; Chui, Talso C.

    2011-01-01

    A method has been developed for caging science instrumentation to protect from pyro-shock and EDL (entry, descent, and landing) acceleration damage. Caging can be achieved by immersing the instrument (or its critical parts) in a liquid and solidifying the liquid by cooling. After the launch shock and/or after the payload has landed, the solid is heated up and evaporated.

  2. Instrumental variables and Mendelian randomization with invalid instruments

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    Kang, Hyunseung

    Instrumental variables (IV) methods have been widely used to determine the causal effect of a treatment, exposure, policy, or an intervention on an outcome of interest. The IV method relies on having a valid instrument, a variable that is (A1) associated with the exposure, (A2) has no direct effect on the outcome, and (A3) is unrelated to the unmeasured confounders associated with the exposure and the outcome. However, in practice, finding a valid instrument, especially those that satisfy (A2) and (A3), can be challenging. For example, in Mendelian randomization studies where genetic markers are used as instruments, complete knowledge about instruments' validity is equivalent to complete knowledge about the involved genes' functions. The dissertation explores the theory, methods, and application of IV methods when invalid instruments are present. First, when we have multiple candidate instruments, we establish a theoretical bound whereby causal effects are only identified as long as less than 50% of instruments are invalid, without knowing which of the instruments are invalid. We also propose a fast penalized method, called sisVIVE, to estimate the causal effect. We find that sisVIVE outperforms traditional IV methods when invalid instruments are present both in simulation studies as well as in real data analysis. Second, we propose a robust confidence interval under the multiple invalid IV setting. This work is an extension of our work on sisVIVE. However, unlike sisVIVE which is robust to violations of (A2) and (A3), our confidence interval procedure provides honest coverage even if all three assumptions, (A1)-(A3), are violated. Third, we study the single IV setting where the one IV we have may actually be invalid. We propose a nonparametric IV estimation method based on full matching, a technique popular in causal inference for observational data, that leverages observed covariates to make the instrument more valid. We propose an estimator along with

  3. La calidad de la información en el proceso de automatización de la minería del níquel en Cuba

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    Juana M. Laborde-Chacón

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Enfocado hacia la automatización, se analizan los aspectos cualitativos que definen la calidad de la información utilizada en las actividades de la minería cubana del níquel, y se destacan en primer lugar los criterios para la clasificación de esta información, así como los elementos por considerar a fin de definir el formato, organización y herramientas para la manipulación de la misma. En segundo lugar, son valorados los aspectos básicos que garantizan la fiabilidad de la información y la capacidad del personal técnico, geólogo y minero, para relacionarse con la información en computadoras; se argumenta la necesidad de crear en cada mina un Grupo de Gestión de Datos y de Informatización. Finalmente, se definen los conceptos de Información Disponible, Información Visible e Información Oculta, a la vez que se plantean las formas más comunes de acceso a la información y la protección de la misma.

  4. Sobre la solución del modelo matemático del proceso de calcinación del carbonato básico de níquel (CBN

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    José A. Fajardo-Suárez

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan resultados acerca de la solución del modelo matemático del proceso de calcinación del carbonato básico de níquel en el horno tubular rotatorio. Se expone el algoritmo, obtenido a partir de la aplicación del método de la rejilla, para la solución de las ecuaciones diferenciales en derivadas parciales que conforman el modelo matemático. La clasificación de las ecuaciones en parabólicas e hiperbólicas permite la selección del esquema tripuntual para la solución de las ecuaciones de primer orden y el esquema simétrico de seis puntos para las de segundo orden. La aplicación de los correspondientes operadores en diferencias conduce a la obtención del sistema de ecuaciones en diferencias, vinculadas entre sí mediante la matriz interferencia, la cual lleva implícita la realidad física de intercambio que ocurre en el horno, y refleja la interconexión térmica y la influencia sobre el proceso de algunos factores tales como la temperatura del medio, potencia calorífica del combustible, etc., así como la influencia de la temperatura del carbonato sobre la velocidad de las reacciones en las diferentes zonas tecnológicas.

  5. Instrumentation Automation for Concrete Structures; Report 1: Instrumentation Automation Techniques

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    REPORT REMR-r::S-5 INSTRUMENl h 1 !0!\\’ /I’J\\UTOMA-r!n FUK CONCRETE STRUCTURES 1 ~eport 1 INSTRUMENTATION AUTOMATION TECHf\\liQUES by ,John Lindsey...measurements of structural behavior ano environmental conditions at large concrete structures , along with the suggested methods to replace or retrofit...8217.!.’RODUCTION 1. This report is the first of ~ series of three reports entitled, "Instrumentation l:iutomation for Concrete Structures ", and issued by

  6. Instrumental variable estimation with heteroskedasticity and many instruments

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    Hausman, Jerry; Newey, Whitney; Chao, John; Swanson, Norman

    2007-01-01

    It is common practice in econometrics to correct for heteroskedasticity.This paper corrects instrumental variables estimators with many instruments for heteroskedasticity.We give heteroskedasticity robust versions of the limited information maximum likelihood (LIML) and Fuller (1977, FULL) estimators; as well as heteroskedasticity consistent standard errors thereof. The estimators are based on removing the own observation terms in the numerator of the LIML variance ratio. We derive asymptotic...

  7. The JCMT future instrumentation project

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    Dempsey, Jessica T.; Ho, Paul T. P.; Walther, Craig; Friberg, Per; Bintley, Dan; Chen, Ming-Tang

    2016-08-01

    Under the new operational purview of the East Asian Observatory, the JCMT continues to produce premier wide-field submillimetre science. Now the Observatory looks to embark on an ambitious series of instrumentation upgrades and opportunities to keep the telescope at the bleeding edge of its performance capabilities, whilst harnessing the collaborative expertise of the participating EAO regions and its JCMT partners. New heterodyne instruments include a new receiver at 230 GHz, a super array (90 pixels) at 345 GHz and the upgrade possibilities for the continuum camera SCUBA-2. In addition, the opportunities for PI and visiting instruments, including TimePilot and Gismo-2 will be described.

  8. Technical Training seminar: Texas Instruments

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    Monday 6 November TECHNICAL TRAINING SEMINAR 14:00 to 17:30 - Training Centre Auditorium (bldg. 593) Texas Instruments Technical Seminar Michael Scholtholt, Field Application Engineer / TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (US, D, CH) POWER - A short approach to Texas Instruments power products Voltage mode vs. current mode control Differentiating DC/DC converters by analyzing control and compensation schemes: line / load regulation, transient response, BOM, board space, ease-of-use Introduction to the SWIFT software FPGA + CPLD power solutions WIRELESS / CHIPCON Decision criteria when choosing a RF platform Introduction to Texas Instruments wireless products: standardized platforms proprietary platforms ( 2.4 GHz / sub 1 GHz) development tools Antenna design: example for 2.4 GHz questions, discussion Industrial partners: Robert Medioni, François Caloz / Spoerle Electronic, CH-1440 Montagny (VD), Switzerland Phone: +41 24 447 0137, email: RMedioni@spoerle.com, http://www.spoerle.com Language: English. Free s...

  9. Intelligent instrumentation principles and applications

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    Bhuyan, Manabendra

    2011-01-01

    With the advent of microprocessors and digital-processing technologies as catalyst, classical sensors capable of simple signal conditioning operations have evolved rapidly to take on higher and more specialized functions including validation, compensation, and classification. This new category of sensor expands the scope of incorporating intelligence into instrumentation systems, yet with such rapid changes, there has developed no universal standard for design, definition, or requirement with which to unify intelligent instrumentation. Explaining the underlying design methodologies of intelligent instrumentation, Intelligent Instrumentation: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive and authoritative resource on the scientific foundations from which to coordinate and advance the field. Employing a textbook-like language, this book translates methodologies to more than 80 numerical examples, and provides applications in 14 case studies for a complete and working understanding of the material. Beginn...

  10. Compact Formaldehyde Fluorescence Instrument Element

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The successful completion of this IRAD will deliver a fully functional instrument at TRL 6.  The key characteristics that we will demonstrate are simplicity,...

  11. Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Mobitrum has started the development of virtual sensor test instrumentation in Phase I for characterization and measurement of ground testing of propulsion systems....

  12. Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation in Proteomics

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    Sprenger, Richard Remko; Roepstorff, Peter

    2012-01-01

    , Orbitrap and ion mobility instruments. Together they offer various and complementary capabilities in terms of ionization, sensitivity, speed, resolution, mass accuracy, dynamic range and methods of fragmentation. Mass spectrometers can acquire qualitative and quantitative information on a large scale....... In terms of desired outcome, cost and time, combining and choosing between available instrumentation and methodologies is key to find the best analytical strategy suiting a particular proteomics experiment....

  13. Luminescence techniques: Instrumentation and methods

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    Bøtter-Jensen, L.

    1997-01-01

    This paper describes techniques, instruments and methods used in luminescence dating and environmental dosimetry in many laboratories around the world. These techniques are based on two phenomena - thermally stimulated luminescence and optically stimulated luminescence. The most commonly used...... luminescence stimulation and detection techniques are reviewed and information is given on recent developments in instrument design and on the stale of the art in luminescence measurements and analysis. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved....

  14. Instruments to assess integrated care

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    Lyngsø, Anne Marie; Godtfredsen, Nina Skavlan; Høst, Dorte

    2014-01-01

    to measure the level of integration across health-care sectors and to assess and evaluate the organisational elements within the instruments identified. METHODS: An extensive, systematic literature review in PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, Web of Science for the years 1980-2011. Selected...... was prevalent. It is uncertain whether development of a single 'all-inclusive' model for assessing integrated care is desirable. We emphasise the continuing need for validated instruments embedded in theoretical contexts....

  15. Notes on instrumentation and control

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    Roy, G J

    2013-01-01

    Notes on Instrumentation and Control presents topics on pressure (i.e., U-tube manometers and elastic type gauges), temperature (i.e. glass thermometer, bi-metallic strip thermometer, filled system thermometer, vapor pressure thermometer), level, and flow measuring devices. The book describes other miscellaneous instruments, signal transmitting devices, supply and control systems, and monitoring systems. The theory of automatic control and semi-conductor devices are also considered. Marine engineers will find the book useful.

  16. MIRA: Dual wavelength band instrument

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available MIRA is a dual wavelength band instrument operated by Technische Universität München TUM, which provides neutrons over a wide range of wavelengths 3.5 Å < λ < 20 Å combining the two beam ports of MIRA-1 and MIRA-2. The instrument´s setup is modular and allows for various different cold neutron experiments such as diffraction, spectroscopy or reflectometry.

  17. INSTRUMENTATION FOR FAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY.

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    GRIFFITHS, P.R.; HOMES, C.

    2001-05-04

    Fourier transform spectrometers developed in three distinct spectral regions in the early 1960s. Pierre Connes and his coworkers in France developed remarkably sophisticated step-scan interferometers that permitted near-infrared spectra to be measured with a resolution of better than 0.0 1 cm{sup {minus}1}. These instruments may be considered the forerunners of the step-scan interferometers made by Bruker, Bio-Rad (Cambridge, MA, USA) and Nicolet although their principal application was in the field of astronomy. Low-resolution rapid-scanning interferometers were developed by Larry Mertz and his colleagues at Block Engineering (Cambridge, MA, USA) for remote sensing. Nonetheless, the FT-IR spectrometers that are so prevalent in chemical laboratories today are direct descendants of these instruments. The interferometers that were developed for far-infrared spectrometry in Gebbie's laboratory ,have had no commercial counterparts for at least 15 years. However, it could be argued that these instruments did as much to demonstrate the power of Fourier transform spectroscopy to the chemical community as any of the instruments developed for mid- and near-infrared spectrometry. Their performance was every bit as good as today's rapid-scanning interferometers. However, the market for these instruments is so small today that it has proved more lucrative to modify rapid-scanning interferometers that were originally designed for mid-infrared spectrometry than to compete with these instruments with slow continuous scan or step-scan interferometers.

  18. Sulfur Dioxide Analyzer Instrument Handbook

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    Springston, Stephen R. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-05-01

    The Sulfur Dioxide Analyzer measures sulfur dioxide based on absorbance of UV light at one wavelength by SO2 molecules which then decay to a lower energy state by emitting UV light at a longer wavelength. Specifically, SO2 + hυ1 →SO2 *→SO2 + hυ2 The emitted light is proportional to the concentration of SO2 in the optical cell. External communication with the analyzer is available through an Ethernet port configured through the instrument network of the AOS systems. The Model 43i-TLE is part of the i-series of Thermo Scientific instruments. The i-series instruments are designed to interface with external computers through the proprietary Thermo Scientific iPort Software. However, this software is somewhat cumbersome and inflexible. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has written an interface program in National Instruments LabView that both controls the Model 43i-TLE Analyzer AND queries the unit for all measurement and housekeeping data. The LabView vi (the software program written by BNL) ingests all raw data from the instrument and outputs raw data files in a uniform data format similar to other instruments in the AOS and described more fully in Section 6.0 below.

  19. On Representative Spaceflight Instrument and Associated Instrument Sensor Web Framework

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    Kizhner, Semion; Patel, Umeshkumar; Vootukuru, Meg

    2007-01-01

    Sensor Web-based adaptation and sharing of space flight mission resources, including those of the Space-Ground and Control-User communication segment, could greatly benefit from utilization of heritage Internet Protocols and devices applied for Spaceflight (SpaceIP). This had been successfully demonstrated by a few recent spaceflight experiments. However, while terrestrial applications of Internet protocols are well developed and understood (mostly due to billions of dollars in investments by the military and industry), the spaceflight application of Internet protocols is still in its infancy. Progress in the developments of SpaceIP-enabled instrument components will largely determine the SpaceIP utilization of those investments and acceptance in years to come. Likewise SpaceIP, the development of commercial real-time and instrument colocated computational resources, data compression and storage, can be enabled on-board a spacecraft and, in turn, support a powerful application to Sensor Web-based design of a spaceflight instrument. Sensor Web-enabled reconfiguration and adaptation of structures for hardware resources and information systems will commence application of Field Programmable Arrays (FPGA) and other aerospace programmable logic devices for what this technology was intended. These are a few obvious potential benefits of Sensor Web technologies for spaceflight applications. However, they are still waiting to be explored. This is because there is a need for a new approach to spaceflight instrumentation in order to make these mature sensor web technologies applicable for spaceflight. In this paper we present an approach in developing related and enabling spaceflight instrument-level technologies based on the new concept of a representative spaceflight Instrument Sensor Web (ISW).

  20. Using Mathcad To Teach Instrumental Techniques.

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    Van Bramer, Scott E.

    1998-01-01

    Describes a set of Mathcad instrument simulations and documents that introduce important concepts for instrumental analysis. Enables students to adjust parameters and optimize an instrument in a timely fashion. (DDR)

  1. Apical instrumentation in endodontic therapy

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    Kurniasri Darliana

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Cleaning and shaping of the root canal as the foundation for successful endodontic therapy. Cleaning of the root canal as the removal of all the contents of the root canal systems before and during shaping. Mechanical cleaning as the most important part of the root canal therapy. Instrumentation of the apical region has long been considered to be an essential component in the cleaning and shaping process. The apical area as the critical zone for instrumentation. The apical portion of the root canal system can retain microorganisms that could potentially cause periradicular inflammation. The nickel-titanium rotary instrumentation system to facilitate the cleaning and shaping process. Larger instrumentation sizes not only allow proper irrigation but also significantly decrease remaining bacteria in the canal system. How the larger apical sizes preparation must be achieved to clinical success. This paper will describe the major factors impacting the selection of final apical size, the factors are the anatomy of the apical constriction, root canal diameter, apical instrumentation, and bacteria in dentin tubuli.

  2. Análisis de la fragmentación de cermets de alúmina–níquel ensayados en Barra Hopkinson a altas velocidades de deformación

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    Orgaz, F.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A comparative study of the influence of the strain rate on the dynamic mechanical behaviour of an alumina matrix with 15 and 50 % of dispersed nickel is presented. The fragmentation under high speed impact compression loads have been studied using a compression split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB. Dense alumina and alumina-nickel composites were processed by slip casting of water based slurries on porous moulds. Samples with the metallic phase dispersed were pre-oxidized to achieve an effective joining interface and sintered under flowing inert atmosphere. The strain rate was determined from the impact experiments. The statistics of the SHPB recovered fragments have been determined and analysed according to the exponential models of Weibull and Rosin y Rammler and the effects of the strain rate on the average fragment size are described according to the existing energy models. Finally the rupture mechanisms of the samples and the sources of fracture have been explored and compared to the quasi static mechanical behaviour of these materials.En este trabajo, se presenta un estudio comparativo de la influencia de la velocidad de deformación sobre el comportamiento mecánico a la fragmentación de materiales compuestos de una matriz de alúmina con níquel metálico disperso cuando son sometidos a elevadas velocidades de deformación. La fragmentación bajo cargas dinámicas de compresión a alta velocidad se ha realizado mediante una Barra Hopkinson (SHPB. Se ensayaron materiales compuestos de alúmina-níquel con contenidos en metal de hasta el 50 vol. %, los cuales fueron procesados coloidalmente a partir de suspensiones acuosas coladas sobre moldes porosos de alúmina. Las muestras se pre-trataron térmicamente para lograr una interfase de unión eficaz y se sinterizaron posteriormente bajo un flujo inerte de atmósfera de argón. Para cada ensayo de fragmentación dinámica se determinaba la correspondiente velocidad de deformación. Las

  3. Aspectos metalúrgicos de revestimentos dissimilares com a superliga à base de níquel inconel 625 Metallurgical aspects of dissimilar weld overlays of inconel 625 nickel based superalloys

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    Cleiton Carvalho Silva

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Prolongar a vida útil e aumentar a confiabilidade de equipamentos e tubulações de plantas de produção e processamento de petróleo é uma busca constante no setor de petróleo e gás. Tais aspectos dependem essencialmente do uso de ligas resistentes à corrosão. Neste contexto, a soldagem de revestimento com superligas à base de níquel tem sido uma alternativa interessante, pois confere aos equipamentos uma alta resistência à corrosão com um custo inferior, se comparado à fabricação de componentes ou tubulações maciças com superligas. Assim, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi investigar o comportamento metalúrgico de revestimento de superliga à base de níquel do tipo Inconel 625 depositados pelo processo TIG com alimentação de arame frio. As soldagens foram realizadas em uma bancada robotizada, empregando uma fonte eletrônica de soldagem com sistema de aquisição de dados para o monitoramento dos sinais de corrente e tensão. A caracterização microestrutural foi realizada através das técnicas de microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV e transmissão (MET, espectroscopia de energia dispersiva de raios-X (EDS. Os resultados mostraram que a microestrutura do metal de solda foi constituída por uma matriz γ com fases secundárias ricas em Nb. Foi encontrada a formação de precipitados complexos de carbonetos/nitretos de Ti e Nb.To extend the life and reliability of pipes and equipment in oil & gas production and processing settings is a continuous demand. These aspects are essentially dependent on corrosion resistant alloys used. In this context, the weld overlay with Ni-based superalloys is a great interesting alternative, since improve the corrosion resistance without increase the cost of manufacture when compared to massive equipment. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the metallurgical aspects of Inconel 625 weld overlays deposited by GTAW cold wire feed process. The welds were performed using a

  4. TEORES DE DIMETIL SULFETO ESTIMADOS PELO MÉTODO NÍQUEL-RANEY E ACEITABILIDADE DE AMOSTRAS DE CACHAÇA Dimethyl sulfide contents estimated by Ni-Raney method and “cachaça” samples acceptability.

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    2008-08-01

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    O defeito sensorial das aguardentes de cana destiladas na ausência de cobre já foi relacionado com a presença do dimetil sulfeto (DMS, o que revela a importância de identificar os teores deste composto eventualmente presente nesta bebida. Considerando-se, porém, o custo relativamente elevado dos métodos de cromatografia de fase gasosa até agora utilizados na determinação do DMS, foi objetivo deste trabalho avaliar a possível utilização do método de Níquel-Raney como forma de controlar o referido defeito. Nesse sentido foi estudada a relação entre os teores de DMS estimados pelo método proposto, com sua influência sensorial avaliada através de testes de aceitação. Os resultados obtidos permitiram concluir que mesmo em concentrações abaixo de 5mg/L, os testes sensoriais revelam haver alta correlação entre os teores de DMS, determinados pelo método de Níquel-Raney com a diminuição da qualidade sensorial das amostras avaliadas. Os resultados obtidos permitem propor o método de Níquel-Raney como uma opção válida no controle da presença de DMS na cachaça e assim, prevenir efeitos negativos na qualidade sensorial do produto final.

    The sensory defect of “cachaça”, when distilled in absence of copper, had been already related to dimethyl sulphide levels, pointing out the importance to control its contents in this beverage. Considering the relatively higher costs of the gas-chromatography techniques, the aim of this work was to evaluate the possible use of the Níquel-Raney method, to control the dimethyl sulphide contents. In this way, the dimethyl sulphide contents (estimated by Níquel-Raney method and its sensory deffect evaluated by acceptability sensory tests, were compared. The results showed that

  5. Validation of the organizational culture assessment instrument

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    Heritage, Brody; Pollock, Clare; Roberts, Lynne

    2014-01-01

    ...] review of the psychometric properties of organizational culture measurement instruments noted many instruments have limited validation data despite frequent use in both theoretical and applied situations...

  6. Composite Rolled Magnetometer and Instrument Boom Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Magnetometers are the most common instrument flown on NASA science missions and interference from onboard electronics requires that these instruments be deployed...

  7. Register of Validated Short Dietary Assessment Instruments

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    The register contains descriptive information about the instruments identified (over 135) along with any associated validation studies and publications, and copies of the instruments themselves when available.

  8. OXIDACIÓN DE LA SUPERFICIE DE CARBÓN ACTIVADO MEDIANTEHNO3 Y H2O2: EFECTO SOBRE LA REMOCIÓN DE NÍQUEL (IIEN SOLUCIÓN ACUOSA

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    Paola Rodriguez estupiñan

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el efecto de la modificaciónde la química superficial deun carbón activado granular, CAG, poroxidación con ácido nítrico, CAG-N,y peróxido de hidrogeno, CAG-P en laadsorción de iones níquel desde soluciónacuosa.Las muestras obtenidas se caracterizarona través de diferentes técnicas; laquímica superficial se evaluó por determinacionesde acidez y basicidad total,punto de carga cero y espectroscopia IR,que muestran el efecto del agente oxidante.Los parámetros texturales, como áreasuperficial BET y volúmenes de poro, seevaluaron mediante adsorción de gases.Los valores de área superficial BET delos sólidos se encuentran entre 816 y 876m2g-1, adicionalmente se determinaronentalpías de inmersión de los carbonesactivados en agua y benceno.Finalmente, los resultados experimentalesde la adsorción desde soluciónse ajustaron a los modelos de Langmuir,Freundlich, Redlich-Peterson y Toth,y se encontró el mejor ajuste para esteúltimo. Los valores de la capacidad deadsorción determinadas por el modelo deLangmuir están entre 29,68 y 50,97 mgg-1, lo que indica que la capacidad de adsorcióndepende, en gran medida, de laquímica superficial del sólido.

  9. Introduction to instrumentation and measurements

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    Northrop, Robert B

    2014-01-01

    Weighing in on the growth of innovative technologies, the adoption of new standards, and the lack of educational development as it relates to current and emerging applications, the third edition of Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurements uses the authors' 40 years of teaching experience to expound on the theory, science, and art of modern instrumentation and measurements (I&M). What's New in This Edition: This edition includes material on modern integrated circuit (IC) and photonic sensors, micro-electro-mechanical (MEM) and nano-electro-mechanical (NEM) sensors, chemical and radiation sensors, signal conditioning, noise, data interfaces, and basic digital signal processing (DSP), and upgrades every chapter with the latest advancements. It contains new material on the designs of micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) sensors, adds two new chapters on wireless instrumentation and microsensors, and incorporates extensive biomedical examples and problems. Containing 13 chapters, this third edition: Describ...

  10. [Portable instrument for arteriosclerosis assessment].

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    Cao, Shuai; Chen, Xiang

    2014-01-01

    A portable instrument for arteriosclerosis assessment containing sensor module, acquisition board and embedded module was developed for home care in this paper. The sensor module consists of one ECG module and three pulse wave extraction modules, synchronously acquiring human ECG and pulse wave signal of carotid, radial, and dorsal, respectively. The acquisition board converts the sensor module's analog output signals into digital signals and transmits them to the embedded module. The embedded module realizes the functions including signal display, storage and the calculation and output of pulse wave velocity. The structure of the proposed portable instrument is simple, easy to use, and easy to expand. Small size, low cost, and low power consumption are also the advantages of this device. Experimental results demonstrated that the proposed portable instrument for arteriosclerosis assessment has high accuracy, good repeatability and can assess the degree of atherosclerosis appropriately.

  11. Technical presentation - KEITHLEY Instruments - CANCELLED

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    2009-01-01

    10 March 2009 13:30 – 15:30, Council Chamber, Bldg. 503 Keithley markets highly accurate instruments and data acquisition products, as well as complete system solutions for high-volume production and assembly testing. Keithley Instruments, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets complex electronic instruments and systems geared to the specialized needs of electronics manufacturers for high-performance production testing, process monitoring, product development and research. Products and Services: Digital Multimeters and Data Acquisition Systems Current / Voltage Source and Measure Products Low Current / High Resistance Measurement Products Function/Pulse/Arbitrary/Pattern Generators Low Voltage/Low Resistance Measurement Products RF Spectrum Analyzer / RF Signal Generator / RF Switching Semiconductor Device Characterization Program: Topic 1: Welcome and short overview of new Products SMU 26XXA / ARB Generator 3390 / DMM 3706 / E-Meter 6517B Topic 2a: Te...

  12. Tool – Material, Metaphor – Metonymy, Instrument(ness)

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    Bertelsen, Olav Wedege; Breinbjerg, Morten; Pold, Søren

    2008-01-01

    creativity , supported by analysis of, and interviews with, musical composers. Instrumentness is explained through discussions of materiality and metonymy as central strategies for computer mediated creativity. The paper is contributing to an investigation of the aesthetics of use in relation to software...

  13. Small Cold Temperature Instrument Packages

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    Clark, P. E.; Millar, P. S.; Yeh, P. S.; Feng, S.; Brigham, D.; Beaman, B.

    We are developing a small cold temperature instrument package concept that integrates a cold temperature power system with ultra low temperature ultra low power electronics components and power supplies now under development into a 'cold temperature surface operational' version of a planetary surface instrument package. We are already in the process of developing a lower power lower temperature version for an instrument of mutual interest to SMD and ESMD to support the search for volatiles (the mass spectrometer VAPoR, Volatile Analysis by Pyrolysis of Regolith) both as a stand alone instrument and as part of an environmental monitoring package. We build on our previous work to develop strategies for incorporating Ultra Low Temperature/Ultra Low Power (ULT/ULP) electronics, lower voltage power supplies, as well as innovative thermal design concepts for instrument packages. Cryotesting has indicated that our small Si RHBD CMOS chips can deliver >80% of room temperature performance at 40K (nominal minimum lunar surface temperature). We leverage collaborations, past and current, with the JPL battery development program to increase power system efficiency in extreme environments. We harness advances in MOSFET technology that provide lower voltage thresholds for power switching circuits incorporated into our low voltage power supply concept. Conventional power conversion has a lower efficiency. Our low power circuit concept based on 'synchronous rectification' could produce stable voltages as low as 0.6 V with 85% efficiency. Our distributed micro-battery-based power supply concept incorporates cold temperature power supplies operating with a 4 V or 8 V battery. This work will allow us to provide guidelines for applying the low temperature, low power system approaches generically to the widest range of surface instruments.

  14. Instrumentation for tropospheric aerosol characterization

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    Shi, Z.; Young, S.E.; Becker, C.H.; Coggiola, M.J. [SRI International, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Wollnik, H. [Giessen Univ. (Germany)

    1997-12-31

    A new instrument has been developed that determines the abundance, size distribution, and chemical composition of tropospheric and lower stratospheric aerosols with diameters down to 0.2 {mu}m. In addition to aerosol characterization, the instrument also monitors the chemical composition of the ambient gas. More than 25.000 aerosol particle mass spectra were recorded during the NASA-sponsored Subsonic Aircraft: Contrail and Cloud Effects Special Study (SUCCESS) field program using NASA`s DC-8 research aircraft. (author) 7 refs.

  15. Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics

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    INSTR17, the International Conference on Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics, will be held in the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia, on 27 February – 4 March, 2017. The conference covers novel methods of particle detection used in various experiments at particle accelerators as well as in astrophysics. It is organized in close relationship with the Vienna Conference on Instrumentation (last held in 2016) and the Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors (last held in 2015). The deadline for registration and abstract submission is 15 January. For more details visit the conference website instr17.inp.nsk.su. Will be published in: JINST

  16. An introduction to biomedical instrumentation

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    Dewhurst, D J

    1976-01-01

    An Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation presents a course of study and applications covering the basic principles of medical and biological instrumentation, as well as the typical features of its design and construction. The book aims to aid not only the cognitive domain of the readers, but also their psychomotor domain as well. Aside from the seminar topics provided, which are divided into 27 chapters, the book complements these topics with practical applications of the discussions. Figures and mathematical formulas are also given. Major topics discussed include the construction, handli

  17. Key instrumentation in BWR plants

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    Laendner, Alexander; Stellwag, Bernhard; Fandrich, Joerg [AREVA NP GmbH, Erlangen (Germany)

    2011-01-15

    This paper describes water chemistry surveillance practices at boiling water reactor (BWR) power plants. The key instrumentation in BWR plants consists of on-line as well as off-line instrumentation. The chemistry monitoring and control parameters are predominantly based on two guidelines, namely the VGB Water Chemistry Guidelines and the EPRI Water Chemistry Guidelines. Control parameters and action levels specified in the VGB guideline are described. Typical sampling locations in BWR plants, chemistry analysis methods and water chemistry data of European BWR plants are summarized. Measurement data confirm the high quality of reactor water of the BWRs in Europe. (orig.)

  18. Remoção de níquel(II de soluções aquosas pela biomassa Sargassum filipendula em múltiplos ciclos de sorção-dessorção - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v31i1.840

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    Araceli Aparecida Seolatto

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudado o desempenho da alga marinha Sargassum filipendula na remoção de níquel de uma solução de concentração de 50 mg L-1 em pH 3,5, em colunas de leito fixo que operam em ciclos de adsorção/dessorção. Foram testados dois sistemas de eluição; o primeiro operou com a passagem direta e o segundo com a recirculação do eluente. Em seguida, foram realizados dez ciclos consecutivos de sorção-dessorção em duas colunas de leito fixo, uma regenerada com o eluente H2SO4 (0,1 M e outra com MgSO4/H2SO4 (pH 3, em sistema de recirculação do eluente. As etapas de sorção e dessorção foram realizadas em 30 e 2h, respectivamente, representando 20 dias de uso contínuo da biomassa. Foi observada alta quantidade recuperada de níquel nas etapas de eluição (aproximadamente 95%. Ao final do décimo ciclo, verificou-se que a alga Sargassum filipendula continuava apresentando valores elevados da capacidade de remoção de níquel da solução, mostrando-se como alternativa eficiente de tratamento de águas residuárias contendo metais. A regeneração da biomassa apresentou baixo custo, além de ter facilitado o processo de tratamento que dispensou trocas sucessivas da biomassa.

  19. Psychology Needs Realism, Not Instrumentalism

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    Haig, Brian D.

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author presents his comments on "Realism, Instrumentalism, and Scientific Symbiosis: Psychological Theory as a Search for Truth and the Discovery of Solutions" by John T. Cacioppo, Gun R. Semin and Gary G. Berntson. In the original article, the authors recommended the combined use of the philosophies of scientific realism and…

  20. A portable luminescence dating instrument

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    Kook, M.H.; Murray, A.S.; Lapp, Torben

    2011-01-01

    We describe a portable luminescence reader suitable for use in remote localities in the field. The instrument weighs about 8kg and is based around a 30mm bialkali photomultiplier detecting signals through a glass filter centered on 340nm. Stimulation is by 470nm blue LEDs (24W in total) operating...

  1. Market-based Economic Instruments

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    Klemmensen, Børge

    2007-01-01

    Grundkategorien her er markedet som den optimale allokeringsmekanisme for de belastninger, som de økonomiske instrumenter / miljøskatterne påfører. Det mest omfattende og spektakulære eksempel på markedet som allokatorer af skatter er EU's børs for forureningstilladelser, dvs reelt CO-2 beskatnin...

  2. [Organising an instrumental elective abortion].

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    Brûlé, Annie

    2015-12-01

    Family planning centres are structures designed to receive and care for women requesting elective abortions. Here the specially trained, dedicated teams offer personalised care. The instrumental elective abortion is prepared in the same way as a surgical procedure and is subject to the same monitoring. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  3. Mobile Instruments Measure Atmospheric Pollutants

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    2009-01-01

    As a part of NASA's active research of the Earth s atmosphere, which has included missions such as the Atmospheric Laboratory of Applications and Science (ATLAS, launched in 1992) and the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS, launched on the Earth Probe satellite in 1996), the Agency also performs ground-based air pollution research. The ability to measure trace amounts of airborne pollutants precisely and quickly is important for determining natural patterns and human effects on global warming and air pollution, but until recent advances in field-grade spectroscopic instrumentation, this rapid, accurate data collection was limited and extremely difficult. In order to understand causes of climate change and airborne pollution, NASA has supported the development of compact, low power, rapid response instruments operating in the mid-infrared "molecular fingerprint" portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. These instruments, which measure atmospheric trace gases and airborne particles, can be deployed in mobile laboratories - customized ground vehicles, typically - to map distributions of pollutants in real time. The instruments must be rugged enough to operate rapidly and accurately, despite frequent jostling that can misalign, damage, or disconnect sensitive components. By measuring quickly while moving through an environment, a mobile laboratory can correlate data and geographic points, revealing patterns in the environment s pollutants. Rapid pollutant measurements also enable direct determination of pollutant sources and sinks (mechanisms that remove greenhouse gases and pollutants), providing information critical to understanding and managing atmospheric greenhouse gas and air pollutant concentrations.

  4. Loyaliteitsprogramma's: zinvol CRM-instrument?

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    Leenheer, J.

    2006-01-01

    Loyalty programs have been widely adopted by companies and their customers. A loyalty program is a relational marketing instrument that aims to enhance customer loyalty. However, skepticism exists about the implementation and effectiveness of loyalty programs. This paper studies for whom, when and

  5. Literature Review of Multicultural Instrumentation

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    Sarraj, Huda; Carter, Stacy; Burley, Hansel

    2015-01-01

    Demographic changes at the national level emphasize a critical need for multicultural education to be included as part of undergraduate education. This critical review of the literature examines 10 multicultural instruments that are suitable for use in K-12 or higher education institutions. This is a novel literature review in that it is the first…

  6. Presentation of a new instrument

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    Russell, M B; Rasmussen, B K; Brennum, J

    1992-01-01

    A new instrument, the Diagnostic Headache Diary, based on the operational diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society (IHS), was tested in 61 migraine patients from a headache research clinic using the clinical diagnosis (IHS criteria) for comparison. All patients kept the diary...... and quantitatively more precise diagnosis than a clinical interview alone....

  7. Scientific Instruments and Epistemology Engines

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    Dvořák, T. (Tomáš)

    2012-01-01

    This article outlines the gradually changing attitude towards instruments and materials in the philosophy and historiography of science and confronts contemporary revaluations of the material culture of science with Hans-Jörg Rhein- berger's concept of an experimental system and Don Ihde's notion of an epistemology engine.

  8. 31 CFR 596.307 - Monetary instruments.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Monetary instruments. 596.307 Section... General Definitions § 596.307 Monetary instruments. The term monetary instruments shall have the meaning..., bank checks, and money orders, or investment securities or negotiable instruments, in bearer form or...

  9. 75 FR 31736 - Modifications of Debt Instruments

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    2010-06-04

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 RIN 1545-BJ30 Modifications of Debt Instruments AGENCY: Internal.... SUMMARY: This document contains proposed regulations relating to the modification of debt instruments. The... into account to determine whether a modified debt instrument will be recharacterized as an instrument...

  10. 40 CFR 1065.915 - PEMS instruments.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false PEMS instruments. 1065.915 Section... instruments. (a) Instrument specifications. We recommend that you use PEMS that meet the specifications of... that meets the same specifications as each lab instrument it replaces. For field testing or for testing...

  11. Temperature documentation - instrument for quality assurance; Temperaturdokumentation - Instrument der Qualitaetssicherung

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    Hegglin, A. [Wurm AG, Winterthur (Switzerland)

    2000-10-01

    Important inspection points of a HACCP concept are the temperatures. On the basis of the demands for a systematic temperature documentation, the application of control systems and instruments is described by several examples. (orig.) [German] Wichtige Kontrollpunkte eines HACCP-Konzepts sind die Temperaturen. Ausgehend von den Anforderungen, die an eine systematische Temperaturedokumentation gestellt werden, wird der Einsatz geeigneter Regel- und Ueberwachungsgeraete an mehreren Beispielen erlaeutert. (orig.)

  12. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information July 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-08-13

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  13. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information September 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-10-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  14. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information May 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-05-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  15. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information August 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-09-09

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  16. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information - June 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-06-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  17. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information April 2009

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    Voyles, JW

    2009-05-07

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  18. Robust Instrumentation[Water treatment for power plant]; Robust Instrumentering

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    Wik, Anders [Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Stockholm (Sweden)

    2003-08-01

    Cementa Slite Power Station is a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) with moderate steam data; 3.0 MPa and 420 deg C. The heat is recovered from Cementa, a cement industry, without any usage of auxiliary fuel. The Power station commenced operation in 2001. The layout of the plant is unusual, there are no similar in Sweden and very few world-wide, so the operational experiences are limited. In connection with the commissioning of the power plant a R and D project was identified with the objective to minimise the manpower needed for chemistry management of the plant. The lean chemistry management is based on robust instrumentation and chemical-free water treatment plant. The concept with robust instrumentation consists of the following components; choice of on-line instrumentation with a minimum of O and M and a chemical-free water treatment. The parameters are specific conductivity, cation conductivity, oxygen and pH. In addition to that, two fairly new on-line instruments were included; corrosion monitors and differential pH calculated from specific and cation conductivity. The chemical-free water treatment plant consists of softening, reverse osmosis and electro-deionisation. The operational experience shows that the cycle chemistry is not within the guidelines due to major problems with the operation of the power plant. These problems have made it impossible to reach steady state and thereby not viable to fully verify and validate the concept with robust instrumentation. From readings on the panel of the online analysers some conclusions may be drawn, e.g. the differential pH measurements have fulfilled the expectations. The other on-line analysers have been working satisfactorily apart from contamination with turbine oil, which has been noticed at least twice. The corrosion monitors seem to be working but the lack of trend curves from the mainframe computer system makes it hard to draw any clear conclusions. The chemical-free water treatment has met all

  19. Musical Instruments, Models, and Machines.

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    Gershenfeld, Neil

    1996-11-01

    A traditional musical instrument is an analog computer that integrates equations of motion based on applied boundary conditions. We are approaching a remarkable time when advances in transducers, real-time computing, and mathematical modeling will enable new technology to emulate and generalize the physics of great musical instruments from first principles, helping virtuosic musicians to do more and non-musicians to engage in creative expression. I will discuss the underlying problems, including non-contact sensing and state reconstruction for nonlinear systems, describe exploratory performance collaborations with artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Penn & Teller, and then consider the broader implications of these devices for the interaction between people and machines. Part B of program listing

  20. La sauvegarde du patrimoine instrumental

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    2007-01-01

    LA SAUVEGARDE DU PATRIMOINE INSTRUMENTAL Conférence-débat du 6 juin 2001, Orsay Ouverture par Raymond Duval, délégué régional du CNRS Ile-de-France Sud et introduction de la journée par André Kaspi, président du Comité pour l’histoire du CNRS. Que conserver et comment ? A - L’instrumentation scientifique, un élément essentiel du patrimoine, José Teixeira, Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CNRS-CEA B - La disparition des matériels et du savoir-faire en neurosciences, Jacques Stinnakre, Laboratoire d...

  1. N.3274 law project allowing the approbation of the agreement between the France and the United States of Mexico on the self development mechanism in the framework of the Kyoto protocol; N.3274 projet de loi autorisant l'approbation de l'accord entre la France et les Etats-Unis du Mexique sur le mecanisme de developpement propre dans le cadre du protocole de Kyoto

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    NONE

    2006-08-15

    The objectives of this agreement is to facilitate the elaboration and the implementing of greenhouse gases emissions reduction projects at Mexico associated to french institutions and allowing the contribution to the sustainable development in Mexico. The twelve articles of the agreement are presented. (A.L.B.)

  2. Virtual Instrumentation in Biomedical Equipment

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    Tiago Faustino Andrade

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, the assessment of body composition by estimating the percentage of body fat has a great impact in many fields such as nutrition, health, sports, chronic diseases and others. The main purpose for this work is the development of a virtual instrument that permits more effective assessment of body fat, automatic data processing, recording results and storage in a database, with high potential to conduct new studies, http://lipotool.com.

  3. Instruments de mesure en acoustique

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    Tarnov, Viggo; Jacobsen, Finn

    2008-01-01

    La mesure en acoustique fait appel à des instruments qui mesurent, d'une part la pression, d'autre part l'intensité du signal. Ce dossier présentera, notamment, deux appareils spécialisés : les sonomètres et les microphones. Il abordera l'ensemble des informations majeures à connaître sur les...

  4. Printed Electrochemical Instruments for Biosensors

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    Beni, Valerio; Nilsson, D.; Arven, P.; Norberg, P.; Gustafsson, G.; Turner, Anthony

    2015-01-01

    Mobile diagnostics for healthcare, food safety and environmental monitoring, demand a new generation of inexpensive sensing systems suitable for production in high volume. Herein we report on the development of a new disposable electrochemical instrument exploiting the latest advances in printed electronics and printed biosensors. The current system is manufactured under ambient conditions with all interconnections printed; electrochemical measurements and data elaboration are realized by the...

  5. High resolution tomographic instrument development

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    1992-01-01

    Our recent work has concentrated on the development of high-resolution PET instrumentation reflecting in part the growing importance of PET in nuclear medicine imaging. We have developed a number of positron imaging instruments and have the distinction that every instrument has been placed in operation and has had an extensive history of application for basic research and clinical study. The present program is a logical continuation of these earlier successes. PCR-I, a single ring positron tomograph was the first demonstration of analog coding using BGO. It employed 4 mm detectors and is currently being used for a wide range of biological studies. These are of immense importance in guiding the direction for future instruments. In particular, PCR-II, a volume sensitive positron tomograph with 3 mm spatial resolution has benefited greatly from the studies using PCR-I. PCR-II is currently in the final stages of assembly and testing and will shortly be placed in operation for imaging phantoms, animals and ultimately humans. Perhaps the most important finding resulting from our previous study is that resolution and sensitivity must be carefully balanced to achieve a practical high resolution system. PCR-II has been designed to have the detection characteristics required to achieve 3 mm resolution in human brain under practical imaging situations. The development of algorithms by the group headed by Dr. Chesler is based on a long history of prior study including his joint work with Drs. Pelc and Reiderer and Stearns. This body of expertise will be applied to the processing of data from PCR-II when it becomes operational.

  6. High resolution tomographic instrument development

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    1992-08-01

    Our recent work has concentrated on the development of high-resolution PET instrumentation reflecting in part the growing importance of PET in nuclear medicine imaging. We have developed a number of positron imaging instruments and have the distinction that every instrument has been placed in operation and has had an extensive history of application for basic research and clinical study. The present program is a logical continuation of these earlier successes. PCR-I, a single ring positron tomograph was the first demonstration of analog coding using BGO. It employed 4 mm detectors and is currently being used for a wide range of biological studies. These are of immense importance in guiding the direction for future instruments. In particular, PCR-II, a volume sensitive positron tomograph with 3 mm spatial resolution has benefited greatly from the studies using PCR-I. PCR-II is currently in the final stages of assembly and testing and will shortly be placed in operation for imaging phantoms, animals and ultimately humans. Perhaps the most important finding resulting from our previous study is that resolution and sensitivity must be carefully balanced to achieve a practical high resolution system. PCR-II has been designed to have the detection characteristics required to achieve 3 mm resolution in human brain under practical imaging situations. The development of algorithms by the group headed by Dr. Chesler is based on a long history of prior study including his joint work with Drs. Pelc and Reiderer and Stearns. This body of expertise will be applied to the processing of data from PCR-II when it becomes operational.

  7. A drilling instrument centering device

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    Remizov, M.I.; Bogomazov, L.D.; Dudkin, M.P.; Kaplun, V.A.; Surma, K.Yu.

    1982-01-01

    A drilling instrument centering device is proposed which contains a body with fins, upper and lower wedge compression elements installed with the capability of interacting with the body, and a subassembly for locking the compression elements. To simplify the assembly and disassembly of the centering device, the upper and lower compressing elements are rigidly linked. The body is made of two parts, while the subassembly for locking the compressing elements is made in the form of a spring installed between the body parts.

  8. The Instruments of Transport Policy

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    Gordana Štefančić

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The work proposes the transport policy instruments, suchas the infrastructure measures, management measures and informationprovision measures as the means that could reduceor eliminate transport problems. All these measures have beenfollowed through the provisions for passenger cars, provisionsfor public transport, provisions for cyclists and pedestrians andprovisions regarding transport. A range of solutions is given toreduce congestion, improve accessibility and improve the trafficconditions for those who depend on public transport along withthe improvement of environmental conditions.

  9. Instrumentation of VISTA test facility

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    Cho, Seok; Choi, Ki Young; Park, Hyun Sik; Lee, Seong Jae; Park, Chun Kyong; Chung, Moon Ki

    2003-11-01

    VISTA (Experimental Verification by Integral Simulation of Transients and Accidents) is experimental facility to verify the performance and safety issues of SMART-P(Pilot plant of the System-integrated Modular Advanced Reactor), basic design of which has been completed by KAERI. The present report provide instrumentation details of VISTA in order to improve understanding on the phenomena and to certify the experimental data.

  10. SMAP Instrument Mechanical System Engineering

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    Slimko, Eric; French, Richard; Riggs, Benjamin

    2013-01-01

    The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, scheduled for launch by the end of 2014, is being developed to measure the soil moisture and soil freeze/thaw state on a global scale over a three-year period. The accuracy, resolution, and global coverage of SMAP measurements are invaluable across many science and applications disciplines including hydrology, climate, carbon cycle, and the meteorological, environment, and ecology applications communities. The SMAP observatory is composed of a despun bus and a spinning instrument platform that includes both a deployable 6 meter aperture low structural frequency Astromesh reflector and a spin control system. The instrument section has engendered challenging mechanical system issues associated with the antenna deployment, flexible antenna pointing in the context of a multitude of disturbances, spun section mass properties, spin control system development, and overall integration with the flight system on both mechanical and control system levels. Moreover, the multitude of organizations involved, including two major vendors providing the spin subsystem and reflector boom assembly plus the flight system mechanical and guidance, navigation, and control teams, has led to several unique system engineering challenges. Capturing the key physics associated with the function of the flight system has been challenging due to the many different domains that are applicable. Key interfaces and operational concepts have led to complex negotiations because of the large number of organizations that integrate with the instrument mechanical system. Additionally, the verification and validation concerns associated with the mechanical system have had required far-reaching involvement from both the flight system and other subsystems. The SMAP instrument mechanical systems engineering issues and their solutions are described in this paper.

  11. High-temperature borehole instrumentation

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    Dennis, B. R.; Koczan, S. P.; Stephani, E. L.

    1985-10-01

    A new method of extracting natural heat from the Earth's crust was invented at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1970. It uses fluid pressures (hydraulic fracturing) to produce cracks that connect two boreholes drilled into hot rock formations of low initial permeability. Pressurized water is then circulated through this connected underground loop to extract heat from the rock and bring it to the surface. The creation of the fracture reservior began with drilling boreholes deep within the Precambrian basement rock at the Fenton Hill Test Site. Hydraulic fracturing, flow testing, and well-completion operations required unique wellbore measurements using downhole instrumentation systems that would survive the very high borehole temperatures, 320(0)C (610(0)F). These instruments were not available in the oil and gas industrial complex, so the Los Alamos National Laboratory initiated an intense program upgrading existing technology where applicable, subcontracting materials and equipment development to industrial manufactures, and using the Laboratory resources to develop the necessary downhole instruments to meet programmatic schedules.

  12. The Polar Plasma Wave Instrument

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    Gurnett, D. A.; Persoon, A. M.; Randall, R. F.; Odem, D. L.; Remington, S. L.; Averkamp, T. F.; Debower, M. M.; Hospodarsky, G. B.; Huff, R. L.; Kirchner, D. L.

    1995-01-01

    The Plasma Wave Instrument on the Polar spacecraft is designed to provide measurements of plasma waves in the Earth's polar regions over the frequency range from 0.1 Hz to 800 kHz. Three orthogonal electric dipole antennas are used to detect electric fields, two in the spin plane and one aligned along the spacecraft spin axis. A magnetic loop antenna and a triaxial magnetic search coil antenna are used to detect magnetic fields. Signals from these antennas are processed by five receiver systems: a wideband receiver, a high-frequency waveform receiver, a low-frequency waveform receiver, two multichannel analyzers; and a pair of sweep frequency receivers. Compared to previous plasma wave instruments, the Polar plasma wave instrument has several new capabilities. These include (1) an expanded frequency range to improve coverage of both low- and high-frequency wave phenomena, (2) the ability to simultaneously capture signals from six orthogonal electric and magnetic field sensors, and (3) a digital wideband receiver with up to 8-bit resolution and sample rates as high as 249k samples s(exp -1).

  13. Strontium Iodide Radiation Instrumentation (SIRI)

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    Mitchell, Lee J.; Phlips, Bernard F.; Woolf, Richard S.; Finne, Theodore T.; Johnson, W. Neil; Jackson, Emily G.

    2017-08-01

    The Strontium Iodide Radiation Instrumentation (SIRI) is designed to space-qualify new gamma-ray detector technology for space-based astrophysical and defense applications. This new technology offers improved energy resolution, lower power consumption and reduced size compared to similar systems. The SIRI instrument consists of a single europiumdoped strontium iodide (SrI2:Eu) scintillation detector. The crystal has an energy resolution of 3% at 662 keV compared to the 6.5% of traditional sodium iodide and was developed for terrestrial-based weapons of mass destruction (WMD) detection. SIRI's objective is to study the internal activation of the SrI2:Eu material and measure the performance of the silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) readouts over a 1-year mission. The combined detector and readout measure the gammaray spectrum over the energy range of 0.04 - 4 MeV. The SIRI mission payoff is a space-qualified compact, highsensitivity gamma-ray spectrometer with improved energy resolution relative to previous sensors. Scientific applications in solar physics and astrophysics include solar flares, Gamma Ray Bursts, novae, supernovae, and the synthesis of the elements. Department of Defense (DoD) and security applications are also possible. Construction of the SIRI instrument has been completed, and it is currently awaiting integration onto the spacecraft. The expected launch date is May 2018 onboard STPSat-5. This work discusses the objectives, design details and the STPSat-5 mission concept of operations of the SIRI spectrometer.

  14. TECHNICAL TRAINING SEMINAR: National Instruments

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    Monique Duval

    2004-01-01

    From 9:30 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:00 hrs - Council Chamber, Salle B, Salle des Pas Perdus National Instruments (NI) on Tour 2004 Claudia Jüngel, Evrem Yarkin, Joel Clerc, Hervé Baour / NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS The special event NI on Tour 2004, run in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will be at CERN on March 30. Technical seminars and free introductory courses will be offered all day long in the Council Chamber, Salle B, and Salle des Pas Perdus (buildings 61 and 503). Data acquisition systems on PCs, industrial measurement and control techniques, advanced LabVIEW software and PXI instrumentation, and system components for tests and automation will be presented. Walk-in courses will address DIAdem, LabVIEW and data acquisition. Language: English and French Free seminars and courses, no registration Organisers: Rolf Stampfli / IT-CO / 78102 & 160367 / Rolf.Stampfli@cern.ch Davide Vitè / HR-PMD-ATT / 75141 Davide.Vite@cern.ch For more information and the complete event programme, please visit the...

  15. Distribuição espacial de cobre, zinco e níquel em um Latossolo após quinze anos da aplicação de lodo de esgoto

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    Carlos Antonio Centurion Maciel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A utilização agrícola do lodo de esgoto como fonte de nutrientes para as plantas é uma das alternativas mais viáveis de reciclar este material sem comprometer a qualidade do meio ambiente. Este trabalho foi realizado visando quantificar e mapear os teores de cobre, zinco e níquel em um solo após quinze anos da aplicação de lodo de esgoto (LE. De 1983 a 1987, a área experimental foi utilizada em um ensaio com doses de 0, 20, 40, 60 e 80 Mg ha-1 de lodo de esgoto e de nitrogênio (0, 50, 100 e 150 kg ha-1 em cultivo de milho. Com o término deste experimento, o solo permaneceu sob pousio com gramínea (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf e, em 2002, foram coletadas novas amostras de terra, nas camadas de 0-20 cm e de 20-40 cm de profundidade e da parte aérea das plantas de maneira georreferenciada. As amostragens foram realizadas a cada 3 m sobre três transeções distantes 15 m uma da outra e locadas em ângulo de 45º em relação aos limites da área experimental, totalizando 50 pontos amostrais. Os dados foram analisados inicialmente em função dos momentos estatísticos descritivos e a variabilidade espacial dos atributos do solo e da planta foi determinada por análise geoestatística utilizando semivariogramas que permitiram também a obtenção de mapas interpolados por krigagem desses parâmetros. Os atributos do solo pH, MOS e CTC não estão correlacionados com os teores de Cu, Zn e Ni no solo e nas plantas. Tanto o DTPA quanto o Mehlich-3 foram eficientes na predição da disponibilidade de Zn no solo e na planta. Após 15 anos da aplicação de biossólido, os teores de Cu, Zn e Ni na camada de 0 - 20 cm de profundidade e determinados tanto com DTPA quanto Mehlich-3, estavam com estrutura de dependência espacial classificada como forte e/ou moderada. O grau de dependência espacial dos teores de Cu, Zn e Ni, nas plantas, foi diferente do verificado para esses elementos no solo.

  16. Aplicación de un puente LCR en la caracterización de superficies de níquel tratadas voltamperométricamente en medio ácido en ausencia y presencia de ion cloruro

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    Gregori, J.

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Impedance spectra for nickel electrodes at his corrosion potential after voltammetric treatment in acid media has been obtained. A LCR bridge has been used, controlling the applied potential by means of a potentiostat. The passive layer, generated after successive potential scans, has been characterized by means of the interfacial double layer capacitance and the faradaic impedance. The generalized corrosion, and also the localized attack, have been observed by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM, whilst the scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM has been used in order to realize the morphological analysis of the surfaces. In this way we want to correlate the morphological changes in the electrode surface after the successive scans in the acid media in absence and in presence of chloride with the impedance electrochemical response of the interface. When chloride is present in the acid media the charge transport across the interface is less impeded. The localized corrosion damages the passive layer electrogenerated after successive scans.

    Se obtuvieron espectros de impedancias de electrodos de níquel a su potencial de corrosión, tras su tratamiento voltamperométrico en medio ácido. Para ello, se utilizó un puente LCR controlando el potencial aplicado mediante un potenciostato. La capa de pasivado, generada tras ciclados sucesivos de potencial, se caracterizó a través de los valores de la capacidad interfacial de doble capa y de los de impedancia faradaica. La corrosión generalizada y también la localizada se observaron mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM, mientras que se utilizó la microscopía de efecto túnel (STM para realizar el análisis morfológico de las superficies. De este modo, se pretende correlacionar los cambios morfológicos producidos en la superficie electródica tras ciclados sucesivos en medio ácido en presencia y ausencia de iones cloruro, con la respuesta electroquímica de impedancias de

  17. Instrumentation and fusion for congenital spine deformities.

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    Hedequist, Daniel J

    2009-08-01

    A retrospective clinical review. To review the use of modern instrumentation of the spine for congenital spinal deformities. Spinal instrumentation has evolved since the advent of the Harrington rod. There is a paucity of literature, which discusses the use of modern spinal instrumentation in congenital spine deformity cases. This review focuses on modern instrumentation techniques for congenital scoliosis and kyphosis. A systematic review was performed of the literature to discuss spinal implant use for congenital deformities. Spinal instrumentation may be safely and effectively used in cases of congenital spinal deformity. Spinal surgeons taking care of children with congenital spine deformities need to be trained in all aspects of modern spinal instrumentation.

  18. Protecting researchers from instrument biohazards.

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    Hambleton, P; Dedonato, G

    1992-09-01

    The prevention and control of biohazards arising from the use of laboratory instruments have become increasingly important in clinical and research applications. Centrifuges can be susceptible to contamination because of intense wear on primary containers (specimen tubes and bottles), worn O-ring container seals, or rotors and buckets lacking tight seals. A recent study by the Center for Applied Microbiology and Research, Porton Down, UK, has determined the biological safety of certain rotors in various speed ranges. This paper presents and discusses these findings.

  19. Financial instrument pricing using C++

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    Duffy, Daniel J

    2004-01-01

    One of the best languages for the development of financial engineering and instrument pricing applications is C++. This book has several features that allow developers to write robust, flexible and extensible software systems. The book is an ANSI/ISO standard, fully object-oriented and interfaces with many third-party applications. It has support for templates and generic programming, massive reusability using templates (?write once?) and support for legacy C applications. In this book, author Daniel J. Duffy brings C++ to the next level by applying it to the design and implementation of class

  20. Condensation Particle Counter Instrument Handbook

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    Kuang, C. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-02-01

    The Model 3772 CPC is a compact, rugged, and full-featured instrument that detects airborne particles down to 10 nm in diameter, at an aerosol flow rate of 1.0 lpm, over a concentration range from 0 to 1x104 #/cc. This CPC is ideally suited for applications without high concentration measurements, such as basic aerosol research, filter and air-cleaner testing, particle counter calibrations, environmental monitoring, mobile aerosol studies, particle shedding and component testing, and atmospheric and climate studies.

  1. The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration Workshop

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    Kaufer, Andreas; ESO Workshop

    2008-01-01

    The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration workshop brought together more than 120 participants with the objective to a) foster the sharing of information, experience and techniques between observers, instrument developers and instrument operation teams, b) review the actual precision and limitations of the applied instrument calibration plans, and c) collect the current and future requirements by the ESO users. These present proceedings include the majority of the workshop’s contributions and document the status quo of instrument calibration at ESO in large detail. Topics covered are: Optical Spectro-Imagers, Optical Multi-Object Spectrographs, NIR and MIR Spectro-Imagers, High-Resolution Spectrographs, Integral Field Spectrographs, Adaptive Optics Instruments, Polarimetric Instruments, Wide Field Imagers, Interferometric Instruments as well as other crucial aspects such as data flow, quality control, data reduction software and atmospheric effects. It was stated in the workshop that "calibration is a life-long l...

  2. GRIP LIGHTNING INSTRUMENT PACKAGE (LIP) V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The GRIP Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) dataset was collected by the Lightning Instrument Package (LIP), which consists of 6 rotating vane type electric field...

  3. GRIP LIGHTNING INSTRUMENT PACKAGE (LIP) V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) consists of 6 rotating vane type electric field sensors along with a central computer to record and monitor the instruments....

  4. LabVIEW instrument control toolbox

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    Mazal, Ctibor

    2015-01-01

    This diploma thesis is containing the description of the LabVIEW Instrument Control Toolbox project. Initial preparations like the development environment choosing process, as well as the instrument driver layer choice are present along with the project requirements. A signal approach to the instrument control is defined and described in detail. This thesis also contains the main project development in The National Instruments LabVIEW and at the end, a detailed description and user guidance f...

  5. Bicep2. III. INSTRUMENTAL SYSTEMATICS

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    Ade, P. A. R. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Aikin, R. W.; Bock, J. J.; Brevik, J. A.; Filippini, J. P.; Golwala, S. R.; Hildebrandt, S. R. [Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Barkats, D. [Joint ALMA Observatory, ESO, Santiago (Chile); Benton, S. J. [Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada); Bischoff, C. A.; Buder, I.; Karkare, K. S. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street MS 42, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Bullock, E. [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Dowell, C. D. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Duband, L. [SBT, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Grenoble (France); Fliescher, S. [Department of Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Hilton, G. C.; Irwin, K. D., E-mail: csheehy@uchicago.edu [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO 80305 (United States); Collaboration: Bicep2 Collaboration; and others

    2015-12-01

    In a companion paper, we have reported a >5σ detection of degree scale B-mode polarization at 150 GHz by the Bicep2 experiment. Here we provide a detailed study of potential instrumental systematic contamination to that measurement. We focus extensively on spurious polarization that can potentially arise from beam imperfections. We present a heuristic classification of beam imperfections according to their symmetries and uniformities, and discuss how resulting contamination adds or cancels in maps that combine observations made at multiple orientations of the telescope about its boresight axis. We introduce a technique, which we call “deprojection,” for filtering the leading order beam-induced contamination from time-ordered data, and show that it reduces power in Bicep2's actual and null-test BB spectra consistent with predictions using high signal-to-noise beam shape measurements. We detail the simulation pipeline that we use to directly simulate instrumental systematics and the calibration data used as input to that pipeline. Finally, we present the constraints on BB contamination from individual sources of potential systematics. We find that systematics contribute BB power that is a factor of ∼10× below Bicep2's three-year statistical uncertainty, and negligible compared to the observed BB signal. The contribution to the best-fit tensor/scalar ratio is at a level equivalent to r = (3–6) × 10{sup −3}.

  6. Instrumentation for mass spectrometry: 1997

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    McLuckey, S.A.

    1997-08-01

    All mass spectrometry experiments involve the manipulation of material, an interface with the mass spectrometer, ionization, ion manipulation/analysis, detection and data collection/reduction. Each of these elements involve instrumentation. The wide range of species now amenable to mass spectrometry and the diverse areas of physical science in which it plays a role have led to a seemingly unlimited array of instrumental combinations. However, only a limited number of mass analyzers, and their combinations, dominate. The dominant analyzers include time-of-flight, Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance, the Paul trap, the mass filter, and the sector mass spectrometer. Why there are so few (or so many, depending upon one`s point of view) can be understood upon consideration of a set of mass analyzer figures of merit. These include mass resolution, mass accuracy, mass range, dynamic range, abundance sensitivity, precision, efficiency, speed, MS{sup n} capability, compatibility with the ionizer, cost, and size. The most appropriate form of mass spectrometry is determined by the priorities of the particular measurement placed on the various mass analyzer characteristics and the relative strengths of the analyzers in meeting the requirements. Each of the analyzer types has a unique set of figures of merit that makes it optimally suited for particular applications. This paper discusses these figures of merit, provides data illustrating recent developments for each analyzer type, and gives the figures of merit of each type of analyzer as they stand in 1997. 101 refs., 24 figs.

  7. The TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI)

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    Veefkind, Pepijn; Kleipool, Quintus; Aben, Ilse; Levelt, Pieternel

    2015-04-01

    The Copernicus Sentinel 5 Precursor (S5P), scheduled for launch in 2016, is the first of the sentinels dedicated to monitoring of the atmospheric composition. The main application areas of the mission are air quality, climate and the ozone layer. The single payload of the S5P mission is TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI). TROPOMI is a nadir viewing shortwave spectrometer that will measure in the UV-visible wavelength range (270-500 nm), the near infrared (710-770 nm) and the shortwave infrared (2314-2382 nm). TROPOMI will have an unprecedented spatial resolution of about 7x7 km2 at nadir. The spatial resolution is combined with a wide swath to allow for daily global coverage. The high spatial resolution serves two goals: (1) emissions sources can be detected with more accuracy and (2) the number of cloud-free ground pixels will increase substantially. The TROPOMI/S5P geophysical (Level 2) data products include nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone (total column, tropospheric column & profile), methane, sulphur dioxide, formaldehyde and aerosol and cloud parameters. In this contribution we will present the TROPOMI instrument performance and the new science opportunities that it will enable.

  8. Software-Enabled Modular Instrumentation Systems

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    Soijer, M.W.

    2003-01-01

    Like most other types of instrumentation systems, flight test instrumentation is not produced in series; its development is a one-time achievement by a test department. With the introduction of powerful digital computers, instrumentation systems have included data analysis tasks that were previously

  9. 47 CFR 73.58 - Indicating instruments.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Indicating instruments. 73.58 Section 73.58... Broadcast Stations § 73.58 Indicating instruments. (a) Each AM broadcast station must be equipped with indicating instruments which conform with the specifications described in § 73.1215 for determining power by...

  10. The scientific use of technological instruments

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    Boon, Mieke; Hansson, Sven Ove

    2015-01-01

    One of the most obvious ways in which the natural sciences depend on technology is through the use of instruments. This chapter presents a philosophical analysis of the role of technological instruments in science. Two roles of technological instruments in scientific practices are distinguished:

  11. 18 CFR 12.41 - Monitoring instruments.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Monitoring instruments... Other Responsibilities of Applicant or Licensee § 12.41 Monitoring instruments. (a) In designing a... include, for example, instruments to monitor movement of joints, foundation or embankment deformation...

  12. 14 CFR 29.1549 - Powerplant instruments.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Powerplant instruments. 29.1549 Section 29... Placards § 29.1549 Powerplant instruments. For each required powerplant instrument, as appropriate to the type of instruments— (a) Each maximum and, if applicable, minimum safe operating limit must be marked...

  13. 14 CFR 27.1549 - Powerplant instruments.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Powerplant instruments. 27.1549 Section 27... § 27.1549 Powerplant instruments. For each required powerplant instrument, as appropriate to the type of instrument— (a) Each maximum and, if applicable, minimum safe operating limit must be marked with...

  14. Adult Perspectives of Learning Musical Instruments

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    Roulston, Kathryn; Jutras, Peter; Kim, Seon Joo

    2015-01-01

    This article reports findings from a qualitative study of adults' perceptions and experiences of learning musical instruments. Conducted in the south-east United States, 15 adults who were learning instruments were recruited via community music groups and private instrumental teachers. Analysis of transcripts of semi-structured interviews…

  15. 47 CFR 73.558 - Indicating instruments.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Indicating instruments. 73.558 Section 73.558... Noncommercial Educational FM Broadcast Stations § 73.558 Indicating instruments. The requirements for indicating instruments described in § 73.258 are applicable to all educational FM broadcast stations licensed with a...

  16. 47 CFR 73.258 - Indicating instruments.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Indicating instruments. 73.258 Section 73.258... Broadcast Stations § 73.258 Indicating instruments. (a) Each FM broadcast station shall be equipped with indicating instruments which conform with the specifications described in § 73.1215 for determining power by...

  17. 14 CFR 29.1305 - Powerplant instruments.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Powerplant instruments. 29.1305 Section 29... AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Equipment General § 29.1305 Powerplant instruments. The following are required powerplant instruments: (a) For each rotorcraft— (1) A carburetor air temperature...

  18. 14 CFR 27.1305 - Powerplant instruments.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Powerplant instruments. 27.1305 Section 27... AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: NORMAL CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Equipment General § 27.1305 Powerplant instruments. The following are the required powerplant instruments: (a) A carburetor air temperature indicator, for each...

  19. 21 CFR 864.5400 - Coagulation instrument.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Coagulation instrument. 864.5400 Section 864.5400....5400 Coagulation instrument. (a) Identification. A coagulation instrument is an automated or semiautomated device used to determine the onset of clot formation for in vitro coagulation studies. (b...

  20. An Instrumental Perspective on CSCL Systems

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    Lonchamp, Jacques

    2012-01-01

    The theory of instrumental genesis of Rabardel relates the social and the technical through the concept of instrument. An instrument is defined as a mixed entity made up by an artifact, the technical/material part, and a set of utilization schemes, the social/behavioural part, which both result from users' constructive activities. This theory is…

  1. ICFA Instrumentation Bulletin, Volume 14, Spring 1997

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    NONE

    1997-07-01

    The publication of the ICFA Instrumentation Bulletin is an activity of the Panel on Future Innovation and Development of ICFA (International Committee for Future Accelerators). The Bulletin reports on research and progress in the field of instrumentation with emphasis on application in the field of high-energy physics. It encourages issues of generic instrumentation.

  2. ICFA Instrumentation Bulletin, Volume 13, Fall 1996

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    NONE

    1996-12-01

    The publication of the ICFA Instrumentation Bulletin is an activity of the Panel on Future Innovation and Development of ICFA (International Committee for Future Accelerators). The Bulletin reports on research and progress in the field of instrumentation with emphasis on application in the field of high-energy physics. It encourages issues of generic instrumentation.

  3. Program Instrumentation and Trace Analysis

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    Havelund, Klaus; Goldberg, Allen; Filman, Robert; Rosu, Grigore; Koga, Dennis (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    Several attempts have been made recently to apply techniques such as model checking and theorem proving to the analysis of programs. This shall be seen as a current trend to analyze real software systems instead of just their designs. This includes our own effort to develop a model checker for Java, the Java PathFinder 1, one of the very first of its kind in 1998. However, model checking cannot handle very large programs without some kind of abstraction of the program. This paper describes a complementary scalable technique to handle such large programs. Our interest is turned on the observation part of the equation: How much information can be extracted about a program from observing a single execution trace? It is our intention to develop a technology that can be applied automatically and to large full-size applications, with minimal modification to the code. We present a tool, Java PathExplorer (JPaX), for exploring execution traces of Java programs. The tool prioritizes scalability for completeness, and is directed towards detecting errors in programs, not to prove correctness. One core element in JPaX is an instrumentation package that allows to instrument Java byte code files to log various events when executed. The instrumentation is driven by a user provided script that specifies what information to log. Examples of instructions that such a script can contain are: 'report name and arguments of all called methods defined in class C, together with a timestamp'; 'report all updates to all variables'; and 'report all acquisitions and releases of locks'. In more complex instructions one can specify that certain expressions should be evaluated and even that certain code should be executed under various conditions. The instrumentation package can hence be seen as implementing Aspect Oriented Programming for Java in the sense that one can add functionality to a Java program without explicitly changing the code of the original program, but one rather writes an

  4. Testing and calibration of geodetic instruments

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    Marek Bajtala

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The problem of testing, verification and calibration of length-scales (electronic rangefinders and angle-scales (geodetic instruments. The calibration of coded levelling rods and the systemic calibration of digital levelling instruments. The calibration on linear comparative baseline in a terrain – the elaboration of measured data. The testing of universal measuring instruments in laboratory conditions - specific problems in testing of instruments with the passive reflection. Some knowledge about the calibration of horizontal circles of angle-measuring geodetic instruments.

  5. MITIGATING INNOVATION RISKS CONCERNING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENTS

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    Andreea DUMITRESCU

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available As protection of innovation is possible using a variety of intellectual property instruments, the current paper aims at emphasizing the vulnerabilities of these instruments in order to facilitate the right choice in terms of protection, exploitation and dissemination of innovation. Based on a review of the intellectual property instruments and their related risk factors, the study identifies and formulates specific proactive strategies which arise from the fact that an instrument alone does not allow for effective protection, exploitation and dissemination and oftentimes the owners of innovation should combine traditional and alternative instruments. Therefore, the results of this analysis represent a helpful tool for managers in the decisional process.

  6. Corruption, croissance et capital humain : quels rapports ?

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    15 oct. 2013 ... l'enseignement supérieur en particulier, risque l'extinction, mettant ainsi en péril tout effort de croissance et ... secteur public et la définit comme l'abus d'une fonction publique à des fins d'enrichissement .... rentes qui peuvent prendre des formes telles que la corruption ou les marchés parallèles (Krueger ...

  7. Quel 'partage' dans un voyage en covoiturage ?

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    Mani, Zied

    2016-01-01

    Notre recherche s'intéresse au principe de partage dans la consommation collaborative à travers l'exemple du covoiturage. Une étude qualitative basée sur une triangulation des méthodes de collecte nous a permis d'identifier trois dimensions de partage: le partage économique, le partage social et le partage d'espace privé. Ainsi, le partage dans le covoiturage apparaît comme un concept ambivalent. Il est à l’origine d’une pratique qui bénéficie économiquement à tous les participants. Cependant...

  8. Quel commerce du bois dans le monde?

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    Joseph Buongiorno

    2014-01-01

    In today’s global economy, French forest product manufacturers are in direct competition with manufacturers of other countries. Which countries are dominant in international trade in forest products? What are the implications of global price changes on French trade in forest products? This chapter describes the place of France in global markets and how the country’s...

  9. "Quels laits et produits laitiers pour demain ?"

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    Gaucheron, Frédéric

    2015-01-01

    Quelle que soit leur origine géographique, les laits des différentes espèces animales sont uniques de par leur composition et cette dernière est très variable selon les espèces. Ces différences de compositions quantitatives ou qualitatives font que ces laits n’ont pas exactement les mêmes propriétés nutritionnelles et aptitudes à être transformés. Grâce aux observations transmises de génération en génération, aux connaissances acquises sur la composition des laits et aux différentes mét...

  10. @PME de terroir : quels usages du web ?

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    Drot-Delange, Béatrice; Sinda, Annie

    2006-01-01

    Local rural areas by preserving biodiversity, social and cultural diversity as well as local skills can be considered to be one of the components of the sustainable development of a country. Small local businesses need to give added value to their output through their quality and the typical nature of the products. Short distribution channels are a means of selling such products. Internet selling is such a channel. This paper aims to identify the strategies of web use adopted by local small b...

  11. Infrared Instrument for Detecting Hydrogen Fires

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    Youngquist, Robert; Ihlefeld, Curtis; Immer, Christopher; Oostdyk, Rebecca; Cox, Robert; Taylor, John

    2006-01-01

    The figure shows an instrument incorporating an infrared camera for detecting small hydrogen fires. The instrument has been developed as an improved replacement for prior infrared and ultraviolet instruments used to detect hydrogen fires. The need for this or any such instrument arises because hydrogen fires (e.g., those associated with leaks from tanks, valves, and ducts) pose a great danger, yet they emit so little visible light that they are mostly undetectable by the unaided human eye. The main performance advantage offered by the present instrument over prior hydrogen-fire-detecting instruments lies in its greater ability to avoid false alarms by discriminating against reflected infrared light, including that originating in (1) the Sun, (2) welding torches, and (3) deliberately ignited hydrogen flames (e.g., ullage-burn-off flames) that are nearby but outside the field of view intended to be monitored by the instrument. Like prior such instruments, this instrument is based mostly on the principle of detecting infrared emission above a threshold level. However, in addition, this instrument utilizes information on the spatial distribution of infrared light from a source that it detects. Because the combination of spatial and threshold information about a flame tends to constitute a unique signature that differs from that of reflected infrared light originating in a source not in the field of view, the incidence of false alarms is reduced substantially below that of related prior threshold- based instruments.

  12. Online Personalization of Hearing Instruments

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    Bert de Vries

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Online personalization of hearing instruments refers to learning preferred tuning parameter values from user feedback through a control wheel (or remote control, during normal operation of the hearing aid. We perform hearing aid parameter steering by applying a linear map from acoustic features to tuning parameters. We formulate personalization of the steering parameters as the maximization of an expected utility function. A sparse Bayesian approach is then investigated for its suitability to find efficient feature representations. The feasibility of our approach is demonstrated in an application to online personalization of a noise reduction algorithm. A patient trial indicates that the acoustic features chosen for learning noise control are meaningful, that environmental steering of noise reduction makes sense, and that our personalization algorithm learns proper values for tuning parameters.

  13. Online Personalization of Hearing Instruments

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    Ypma Alexander

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Online personalization of hearing instruments refers to learning preferred tuning parameter values from user feedback through a control wheel (or remote control, during normal operation of the hearing aid. We perform hearing aid parameter steering by applying a linear map from acoustic features to tuning parameters. We formulate personalization of the steering parameters as the maximization of an expected utility function. A sparse Bayesian approach is then investigated for its suitability to find efficient feature representations. The feasibility of our approach is demonstrated in an application to online personalization of a noise reduction algorithm. A patient trial indicates that the acoustic features chosen for learning noise control are meaningful, that environmental steering of noise reduction makes sense, and that our personalization algorithm learns proper values for tuning parameters.

  14. The Bering Target Tracking Instrumentation

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    Denver, Troelz; Jørgensen, John Leif; Betto, Maurizio

    2003-01-01

    The key science instrument on the Bering satellite mission is a relative small telescope with an entrance aperture of 300 mm and a focal length between 500 and 1000 mm. The detection of potential targets is performed by one of the target scanning advanced stellar compasses (ASCs). This procedure...... results in a simple prioritized list of right ascension, declination, proper motion and intensity of each prospective target. The telescope itself has a dedicated ASC Camera Head Unit (CHU) mounted on the secondary mirror, largely co-aligned with the telescope. This CHU accurately determines the telescope......'s pointing direction. To achieve fast tracking over a large solid angle, the telescope pointing is achieved by means of a folding mirror in the optical pathway. When a prospective target approaches the telescope FOV, the ASC on the secondary will guide the folding mirror into position such that the target...

  15. Asteroid electrostatic instrumentation and modelling

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    Aplin, K. L.; Bowles, N. E.; Urbak, E.; Keane, D.; Sawyer, E. C.

    2011-06-01

    Asteroid surface material is expected to become photoelectrically charged, and is likely to be transported through electrostatic levitation. Understanding any movement of the surface material is relevant to proposed space missions to return samples to Earth for detailed isotopic analysis. Motivated by preparations for the Marco Polo sample return mission, we present electrostatic modelling for a real asteroid, Itokawa, for which detailed shape information is available, and verify that charging effects are likely to be significant at the terminator and at the edges of shadow regions for the Marco Polo baseline asteroid, 1999JU3. We also describe the Asteroid Charge Experiment electric field instrumentation intended for Marco Polo. Finally, we find that the differing asteroid and spacecraft potentials on landing could perturb sample collection for the short landing time of 20min that is currently planned.

  16. Asteroid electrostatic instrumentation and modelling

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    Aplin, K L; Bowles, N E; Urbak, E [Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Keane, D; Sawyer, E C, E-mail: k.aplin1@physics.ox.ac.uk [RAL Space, R25, Harwell Oxford, Didcot OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)

    2011-06-23

    Asteroid surface material is expected to become photoelectrically charged, and is likely to be transported through electrostatic levitation. Understanding any movement of the surface material is relevant to proposed space missions to return samples to Earth for detailed isotopic analysis. Motivated by preparations for the Marco Polo sample return mission, we present electrostatic modelling for a real asteroid, Itokawa, for which detailed shape information is available, and verify that charging effects are likely to be significant at the terminator and at the edges of shadow regions for the Marco Polo baseline asteroid, 1999JU3. We also describe the Asteroid Charge Experiment electric field instrumentation intended for Marco Polo. Finally, we find that the differing asteroid and spacecraft potentials on landing could perturb sample collection for the short landing time of 20min that is currently planned.

  17. Anàlisi instrumental

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    Casas Sabata, Josep M. (Josep Maria)

    1994-01-01

    Conté: 2. Cromatografia i electroforesi Aquest text pretén donar una visió general de l'ampli camp dels mètodes instrumentals de separació aplicats al laboratori d'anàlis segons un concepte eminentment pràctic. S'ha dividit en cinc capítols temàtics: teoria de la cromatografia, cromatografia clàssica, cromatografia de gasos, cromatografia de líquids i electroforesi. Va destinat als estudiants d'enginyeria i de les facultats de ciències que dins el seu pla d'estudis incorporin la matèria d'...

  18. Industrial Products for Beam Instrumentation

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    Schmickler, Hermann

    2001-01-01

    In various branches of high technology industry there has been considerable progress in the past years which could be used for beam instrumentation. The subject will be introduced by two short demonstrations: a demonstration of modern audio electronics with 24bit-96kHz ADC, digital signal electronics and application programs under windows on a PC, which allow to change the parameters of the signal treatment. Potential applications are data monitoring at constant sampling frequency, orbit feedbacks (including high power audio amplifiers), noise reduction on beam current transformers... digital treatment of video signals webcams, frame grabbers, CCD-data via USB, all one needs for image acquisitions, in particular interesting for profile measurements. These introductory demonstrations will not last longer than 30 minutes. The remaining time will be used to pass through the audience collecting information into a two dimensional table, which shall contain as row index the accelerator and as column index the t...

  19. Forward Instrumentation for ILC Detectors

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    Abramowicz, Halina; Afanaciev, Konstantin; Aguilar, Jonathan; Ambalathankandy, Prasoon; Bambade, Philip; Bergholz, Matthias; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, Ivanka; Castro, Elena; Chelkov, Georgy; Coca, Cornelia; Daniluk, Witold; Dragone, Angelo; Dumitru, Laurentiu; Elsener, Konrad; Emeliantchik, Igor; Fiutowski, Tomasz; Gostkin, Mikhail; Grah, Christian; Grzelak, Grzegorz; Haller, Gunter; Henschel, Hans; Ignatenko, Alexandr; Idzik, Marek; Ito, Kazutoshi; Jovin, Tatjana; Kielar, Eryk; Kotula, Jerzy; Krumstein, Zinovi; Kulis, Szymon; Lange, Wolfgang; Lohmann, Wolfgang; Levy, Aharon; Moszczynski, Arkadiusz; Nauenberg, Uriel; Novgorodova, Olga; Ohlerich, Marin; Orlandea, Marius; Oleinik, Gleb; Oliwa, Krzysztof; Olshevski, Alexander; Pandurovic, Mila; Pawlik, Bogdan; Przyborowski, Dominik; Sato, Yutaro; Sadeh, Iftach; Sailer, Andre; Schmidt, Ringo; Schumm, Bruce; Schuwalow, Sergey; Smiljanic, Ivan; Swientek, Krzysztof; Takubo, Yosuke; Teodorescu, Eliza; Wierba, Wojciech; Yamamoto, Hitoshi; Zawiejski, Leszek; Zhang, Jinlong

    2010-01-01

    Two special calorimeters are foreseen for the instrumentation of the very forward region of the ILC detector, a luminometer designed to measure the rate of low angle Bhabha scattering events with a precision better than 10-3 and a low polar angle calorimeter, adjacent to the beam-pipe. The latter will be hit by a large amount of beamstrahlung remnants. The amount and shape of these depositions will allow a fast luminosity estimate and the determination of beam parameters. The sensors of this calorimeter must be radiation hard. Both devices will improve the hermeticity of the detector in the search for new particles. Finely segmented and very compact calorimeters will match the requirements. Due to the high occupancy fast front-end electronics is needed. The design of the calorimeters developed and optimised with Monte Carlo simulations is presented. Sensors and readout electronics ASICs have been designed and prototypes are available. Results on the performance of these major components are summarised.

  20. Application of Fiber Optic Instrumentation

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    Richards, William Lance; Parker, Allen R., Jr.; Ko, William L.; Piazza, Anthony; Chan, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    Fiber optic sensing technology has emerged in recent years offering tremendous advantages over conventional aircraft instrumentation systems. The advantages of fiber optic sensors over their conventional counterparts are well established; they are lighter, smaller, and can provide enormous numbers of measurements at a fraction of the total sensor weight. After a brief overview of conventional and fiber-optic sensing technology, this paper presents an overview of the research that has been conducted at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in recent years to advance this promising new technology. Research and development areas include system and algorithm development, sensor characterization and attachment, and real-time experimentally-derived parameter monitoring for ground- and flight-based applications. The vision of fiber optic smart structure technology is presented and its potential benefits to aerospace vehicles throughout the lifecycle, from preliminary design to final retirement, are presented.

  1. Economic instruments for water management

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    Jaime Echeverría

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Problems related to water management in Costa Rica have an economic origin. Partly, as a consequence of a natural condition of water richness, as well as the concept of public service with fees that don´t promote neither investment nor efficiency of water resource use. Solutions must be targeted toward the economic conditions generating pollution, little efficiency, and lesser infiltration area. Water social cost regarding its use and pollution must be recognized and paid. The water user fee and pollution fee represent a step forward. A higher application of this kind of instruments will generate profit-benefit to the economy and might encourage the protection of the environment and natural resources.

  2. Indirect Instruments of Prudential Supervision

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    Nicolae Dardac

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available The qualifying of supervision as “prudential” is used to differentiate it from other forms of supervision, which regards issues related to banking consumer protection. In order to achieve its goal, prudential supervision needs relevant information, provided mostly by the credit institutions their selves. Hence, the existence of a reporting system is essential, a system capable to insure, on the one hand, homogenity of the provided data and, on the other hand, its efficient processing. One indirect instrument which was used more and more during the last decade in banking supervision is represented by credit registers. The first system is directly associated either to the central bank or the supervision authority, and is, in most of cases, managed by the latter. The second system, the so called credit bureau, is mostly operated by private banks.

  3. The Choice of Innovation Policy Instruments

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    Borrás, Susana; Edquist, Charles

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to discuss the different types of instruments of innovation policy, to examine how governments and public agencies in different countries and different times have used these instruments differently, to explore the political nature of instrument choice and design (and...... associated issues), and to elaborate a set of criteria for the selection and design of the instruments in relation to the formulation of innovation policy. The article argues that innovation policy instruments must be designed and combined into mixes in ways that address the problems of the innovation system....... These mixes are often called “policy mix”. The problem-oriented nature of the design of instrument mixes is what makes innovation policy instruments ‘systemic’....

  4. Laparoscopic splenectomy using conventional instruments

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    Dalvi A

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION : Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS is an accepted procedure for elective splenectomy. Advancement in technology has extended the possibility of LS in massive splenomegaly [Choy et al., J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 14(4, 197-200 (2004], trauma [Ren et al., Surg Endosc 15(3, 324 (2001; Mostafa et al., Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 12(4, 283-286 (2002], and cirrhosis with portal hypertension [Hashizume et al., Hepatogastroenterology 49(45, 847-852 (2002]. In a developing country, these advanced gadgets may not be always available. We performed LS using conventional and reusable instruments in a public teaching the hospital without the use of the advanced technology. The technique of LS and the outcome in these patients is reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS : Patients undergoing LS for various hematological disorders from 1998 to 2004 were included. Electrocoagulation, clips, and intracorporeal knotting were the techniques used for tackling short-gastric vessels and splenic pedicle. Specimen was delivered through a Pfannensteil incision. RESULTS : A total of 26 patients underwent LS. Twenty-two (85% of patients had spleen size more than 500 g (average weight being 942.55 g. Mean operative time was 214 min (45-390 min. The conversion rate was 11.5% ( n = 3. Average duration of stay was 5.65 days (3-30 days. Accessory spleen was detected and successfully removed in two patients. One patient developed subphrenic abscess. There was no mortality. There was no recurrence of hematological disease. CONCLUSION : Laparoscopic splenectomy using conventional equipment and instruments is safe and effective. Advanced technology has a definite advantage but is not a deterrent to the practice of LS.

  5. MC and A instrumentation catalog

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    Neymotin, L. [ed.] [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Sviridova, V. [ed.] [All-Russian Research Inst. of Automatics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1998-06-01

    In 1981 and 1985, two editions of a catalog of non-destructive nuclear measurement instrumentation, and material control and surveillance equipment, were published by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The last edition of the catalog included one hundred and twenty-five entries covering a wide range of devices developed in the US and abroad. More than ten years have elapsed since the publication of the more recent Catalog. Devices described in it have undergone significant modifications, and new devices have been developed. Therefore, in order to assist specialists in the field of Material Control and Accounting (MC and A), a new catalog has been created. Work on this instrumentation catalog started in 1997 as a cooperative effort of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), operated by Brookhaven Science Associates under contract to the US Department of Energy, and the All-Russian Research Institute of Automatics (VNIIA), subordinate institute of the Atomic Energy Ministry of the Russian Federation, within the collaborative US-Russia Material Protection, Control, and Accounting (MPC and A) Program. Most of the equipment included in the Catalog are non-destructive assay (NDA) measurement devices employed for purposes of accounting, confirmation, and verification of nuclear materials. Other devices also included in the Catalog are employed in the detection and deterrence of unauthorized access to or removal of nuclear materials (material control: containment and surveillance). Equipment found in the Catalog comprises either: (1) complete devices or systems that can be used for MC and A applications; or (2) parts or components of complete systems, such as multi-channel analyzers, detectors, neutron generators, and software. All devices are categorized by their status of development--from prototype to serial production.

  6. Origins, transformations and key foci in instrumental genesis

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    Tamborg, Andreas Lindenskov

    This paper investigates the origins of the instrumental genesis and instrumental orchestrations frameworks. This is done by reviewing instrumented activity situations, instrumental genesis, and instrumental orchestrations with the purpose of identifying their epistemological assumptions, what the...... and instrumental orchestrations have potential shortcomings since the technologies that currently exist in school contexts are rather different from the technologies instrumental genesis was originally developed to study....

  7. Origins, transformations and key foci in instrumental genesis

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    Tamborg, Andreas Lindenskov

    This paper investigates the origins of the instrumental genesis and instrumental orchestrations frameworks. This is done by reviewing instrumented activity situations, instrumental genesis, and instrumental orchestrations with the purpose of identifying their epistemological assumptions, what the...... and instrumental orchestrations have potential shortcomings, since the technologies that currently exist in school contexts are rather different from the technologies instrumental genesis was originally developed to study....

  8. THOR Electric Field Instrument - EFI

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    Khotyaintsev, Yuri; Bale, Stuart D.; Rothkaehl, Hanna; Bonnell, John; Åhlen, Lennart; Vaivads, Andris; Lindqvist, Per-Arne; Ivchenko, Nickolay; Soucek, Jan

    2017-04-01

    Turbulence Heating ObserveR (THOR) is the first mission ever flown in space dedicated to plasma turbulence. The Electric Field Instrument (EFI) is to measure the electric field vector in the frequency range 0-200 kHz. EFI consists of two sets of sensors: Spin-plane Double Probes (EFI-SDP) providing high sensitivity DC electric field in the spacecraft spin plane (2D), and the High-Frequency Antenna (EFI-HFA) providing 3D electric field at frequencies above 1 kHz. EFI-SDP consists of 4 biased spherical probes extended on 50 m long wire booms, 90 degrees apart in the spin plane, giving a 100 m baseline for each of the two spin-plane electric field components. EFI-HFA consists of 6 x 1.25 m long monopoles, forming 3 dipolar antennas crossed at 90 degrees to each other. In addition to the sensors, EFI contains HFA and SDP pre-amplifiers, as well as bias electronics boards (BEBs) hosted in the man electronics box of the Field and Wave processor (FWP). As THOR spacecraft has a sun-pointing spin axis, EFI-SDP measures the electric field in the plane approximately orthogonal to the sun using long wire booms. The sun-pointing attitude greatly reduces errors due to wake effects and asymmetric photoelectron clouds, enabling the highly accurate in comparison to earlier missions ±0.1 mV/m near-DC electric field measurements. Interferometry using the electric field probes can be used to infer wavelengths and scale sizes at the smallest scales in the plasma. EFI also measures the floating potential of the satellite, which can be used to estimate the plasma density at very high time resolution (up to a few hundred Hz). The sun-pointing attitude greatly reduces changes in the illuminated area, and hence the associated spin-dependent errors. In combination with densities derived from the observed plasma frequency emission line, EFI monitors the plasma density from DC to a few hundred Hz. EFI measurements characterize electric field and density variations associated with kinetic

  9. Instruments for Students' Self Evaluation

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    Mirela PUSCASU

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Having in mind that quality is realized at the level of main educational relationship, it is obviously understood that the first main way of evaluation, analysis of the quality is the school itself. Evaluation of education quality within "Mihai Viteazul" Combat Units Training School Piteşti, is based on three main processes: internal quality assurance, quality control and external quality evaluation. Taking into account evaluation as general method of evaluation and interpretation of the training process it was drawn up the Model of evaluation of educational quality at the school level. The way by which students' competences are formed, as they are presented in the "Graduate Model", is realized according to the standing operation Procedure which concerns students' evaluation. Changing the role of student from passive one to an active one within the training process, this becoming one who has equal rights within an educational relationship which is based on a "pedagogical contract", needs the improvement of self evaluation importance, this one becoming the main element of the evaluation strategy. The paper presents the main instruments of student's self evaluation that are used within tests in the 2006-2007 education year, the new Conception concerning development of the new educational curriculum in "Mihai Viteazul" Combat Units Training School of Piteşti. Having in mind that quality is realized at the level of main educational relationship, it is obviously understood that the first main way of evaluation, analysis of the quality is the school itself. Evaluation of education quality within "Mihai Viteazul" Combat Units Training School Pitesti, is based on three main processes: internal quality assurance, quality control and external quality evaluation. Taking into account evaluation as general method of evaluation and interpretation of the training process it was drawn up the Model of evaluation of educational quality at the

  10. Recuperação de níquel e outros metais a partir de diferentes fontes (rejeitos minerais de processo industrial e pentlandita '(Ni,Fe)IND. 9' 'S IND. 8' ) mediante lixiviação ácida e bacteriana

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    Blandón, Nury Alexandra Muñoz [UNESP

    2010-01-01

    Uma possibilidade para a recuperação de metais a partir de minerais com baixos teores ou de rejeitos industriais é a utilização da lixiviação com micro-organismos. A biolixiviação é o processo de oxidação bacteriana de sulfetos metálicos contendo metais de valor (por exemplo, níquel, cobre ou zinco), os quais são liberados para a solução, seguida da recuperação por técnicas metalúrgicas convencionais. Estudos de biolixiviação de concentrados de sulfetos minerais em tanques agitados e, sobretu...

  11. Planejamento experimental estatístico para a otimização das condições em batelada de dessorção de níquel da alga marinha Sargassum filipendula = Statistical design of experiments for optimizing the batch conditions to nickel desorption on Sargassum filipendula seaweed

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    Araceli Aparecida Seolatto

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available A fim de se realizar um estudo sobre os efeitos de parâmetros importantes na dessorção de níquel da alga marinha Sargassum filipendula, quatro agentes foram testados em grupos de planejamento fatorial 4.23 (tipo de eluente (E, carga de níquel (q, concentraçãoinicial do eluente(C e razão sólido-líquido(R. Duas respostas foram analisadas: a quantidade dessorvida e a perda de massa durante o processo de dessorção. Os resultados mostraram que todos os fatores foram significativos nas duas respostas. Além disso, váriasinterações entre os fatores se mostraram significantes. Analisando a contribuição de cada fator, concluiu-se que as melhores condições operacionais foram obtidas na configuração para os eluentes H2SO4/MgSO4, na maior concentração testada, maior carga de níquel emenor razão sólido-líquido. Nestas condições, a eficiência na eluição da biomassa mostrouse superior a 95%, o que torna o processo de biossorção ainda mais interessante no tratamento de soluções que contêm níquel. A biomassa Sargassum filipendula, depois deregenerada, pode ser utilizada em ciclos subsequentes de biossorção, a fim de diminuir o custo com o biossorvente e facilitar o processo de tratamento que dispensa trocas sucessivas da biomassa.In order to conduct a study on the effect of important design parameters in nickel desorption from the macroalgae Sargassum filipendula, four agents were tested in sets of full 4.23 factorial designs (eluant agent, nickel load, initial acid concentration and solid:liquid ratio. Two responses were analyzed: the amount desorbed for the agents and the weight loss during the desorption process. The results showed that all factors were significant in both responses.Additionally, several interactions among the factors were also significant. Analyzing the contribution of each factor, it was verified that the best operational conditions were obtained for eluents H2SO4/MgSO4, at the highest tested

  12. Estudio de la protección del Material de Aleación de Zinc-Níquel + Micropartículas de CSi, cuando se aplica el recubrimiento de conversión de cromatizado a base de Cr3+ producido a escala industrial

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    Mahmud, Z.; Amelotti, F.; Serpi, C.; Maskaric, O.; Míngolo, N.; Gassa, L.; Gordillo, G.

    2016-01-01

    Los recubrimientos de aleación de ZnNi, se utilizan en Alemania desde hace 50 años, por su alta resistencia contra la corrosión. Se encontró que adicionado al ZnNi micropartículas de CSi y aditivos, el material tiene mejores propiedades de protección, contenido de níquel y dureza. Producido a escala industrial, el material de aleación de ZnNi más CSi (2 a 6 micrones), ha mostrado por EIS en medio de sulfatos que el RTC tiene un valor 30 veces mayor que en el ZnNi. Pasa de tener RTC 900 Ω (ZnN...

  13. Análise térmica e caracterização elétrica de materiais cerâmicos com comportamento termistor à base de óxidos de manganês, de níquel e de cobalto Thermal analysis and electrical characterization of ceramic thermistors based on manganese, nickel and cobalt oxides

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    J. M. Ferreira Jr.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Materiais cerâmicos à base de óxidos de manganês, de níquel e de cobalto foram preparados por meio de mistura de óxidos seguida de homogeneização e sinterização a 1250 ºC. Os compostos foram caracterizados por meio das técnicas de difração de raios X e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Análise termogravimétrica foi feita sob atmosferas oxidante e redutora. O comportamento termistor foi estudado por meio de medidas de resistividade elétrica pela técnica dc de duas pontas de prova entre temperatura ambiente e 220 °C. Os principais resultados mostram a preparação de termistores em ampla faixa de resposta elétrica por meio da variação da composição relativa dos óxidos de manganês, de níquel e de cobalto.Ceramic thermistors based on manganese, nickel and cobalt oxides were prepared by mixing these oxides followed by pressing and sintering at 1250 °C. The oxides were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The thermistor behavior was studied by two-probe dc electrical resistivity measurements in the room temperature-220 °C range. The main results show the possibility of preparing thermistors in a wide range of electrical response by suitable choice of the relative concentrations of the precursor oxides.

  14. Individualización cinética de reacciones simultáneas por espectrometría de masa: descomposición térmica de los carbonatos básicos de níquel y de cobalto

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    Antonio Jerez-Mendez

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available El análisis térmico por espectrometría de masa resuelve problemas experimentales que presenta el análisis térmico convencional al aire, en el cual es imposible detectar las reacciones que tienen lugar simultáneamente en un mismo intervalo de temperatura y, por lo tanto, resulta imposible individualizarlas a partir de la pérdida de masa por análisis termogravimétrico (AT o por el efecto (endotérmico o exotérmico, según el caso registrado por análisis térmico diferencial (ATD debido al solapamiento de los procesos en dichas curvas. El análisis térmico mediante espectrometría de masa permitió individualizar la cinética de la descomposición térmica de los carbonatos básicos de níquel y de cobalto. Estos resultados se comparan con los obtenidos en la descomposición térmica del carbonato de calcio, donde existe la evolución de un único producto gaseoso. Los resultados demuestran que en la descomposición térmica de los carbonatos básicos de níquel y de cobalto, la salida del agua de constitución y del dióxido de carbono no son procesos sucesivos. Parte del agua de constitución abandona la muestra simultáneamente con el dióxido de carbono, aunque en los termogramas estas transformaciones sólo se visualizan como efectos que se solapan

  15. Bubble measuring instrument and method

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    Kline-Schoder, Robert (Inventor); Magari, Patrick J. (Inventor)

    2003-01-01

    Method and apparatus are provided for a non-invasive bubble measuring instrument operable for detecting, distinguishing, and counting gaseous embolisms such as bubbles over a selectable range of bubble sizes of interest. A selected measurement volume in which bubbles may be detected is insonified by two distinct frequencies from a pump transducer and an image transducer, respectively. The image transducer frequency is much higher than the pump transducer frequency. The relatively low-frequency pump signal is used to excite bubbles to resonate at a frequency related to their diameter. The image transducer is operated in a pulse-echo mode at a controllable repetition rate that transmits bursts of high-frequency ultrasonic signal to the measurement volume in which bubbles may be detected and then receives the echo. From the echo or received signal, a beat signal related to the repetition rate may be extracted and used to indicate the presence or absence of a resonant bubble. In a preferred embodiment, software control maintains the beat signal at a preselected frequency while varying the pump transducer frequency to excite bubbles of different diameters to resonate depending on the range of bubble diameters selected for investigation.

  16. Instrumentation, Control, and Intelligent Systems

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    2005-09-01

    Abundant and affordable energy is required for U.S. economic stability and national security. Advanced nuclear power plants offer the best near-term potential to generate abundant, affordable, and sustainable electricity and hydrogen without appreciable generation of greenhouse gases. To that end, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been charged with leading the revitalization of nuclear power in the U.S. The INL vision is to become the preeminent nuclear energy laboratory with synergistic, world-class, multi-program capabilities and partnerships by 2015. The vision focuses on four essential destinations: (1) Be the preeminent internationally-recognized nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration laboratory; (2) Be a major center for national security technology development and demonstration; (3) Be a multi-program national laboratory with world-class capabilities; (4) Foster academic, industry, government, and international collaborations to produce the needed investment, programs, and expertise. Crucial to that effort is the inclusion of research in advanced instrumentation, control, and intelligent systems (ICIS) for use in current and advanced power and energy security systems to enable increased performance, reliability, security, and safety. For nuclear energy plants, ICIS will extend the lifetime of power plant systems, increase performance and power output, and ensure reliable operation within the system's safety margin; for national security applications, ICIS will enable increased protection of our nation's critical infrastructure. In general, ICIS will cost-effectively increase performance for all energy security systems.

  17. Hydrologic research on instrumented watersheds

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    Leopold, Luna Bergere

    1970-01-01

    The successful research man is the one who asks himself the right question. Research must go on primarily in the mind and only secondarily in the physical and biological world. It is only too easy to confuse the choice of a proper tool and the choice of a proper question. Some tools are quite unsuited to certain questions and some questions cannot be answered without the appropriate tool.There has been in recent years a large amount of discussion about whether the high costs and the extensive time period required for experimental watershed* research is really worth the investment. Recent discussions of this matter have cited as major criticisms of the instrumented basin that they are expensive, they leak water, they are unrepresentative, they produce changes too small for detection, and it is difficult to transfer the results. (See Hewlett, Lull, and Reinhart, 1969.) These are all questions worth talking about, but in one sense they tend to obscure the main issue. The main issue is what do we want to learn? If we can decide what it is we want to know, then we can logically ask ourselves what is the best way of going about obtaining that knowledge. It is in this context that we are most likely to place the experimental watershed in a useful and logical position in a classification of research methods.

  18. LISA Pathfinder Instrument Data Analysis

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    Guzman, Felipe

    2010-01-01

    LISA Pathfinder (LPF) is an ESA-launched demonstration mission of key technologies required for the joint NASA-ESA gravitational wave observatory in space, LISA. As part of the LPF interferometry investigations, analytic models of noise sources and corresponding noise subtraction techniques have been developed to correct for effects like the coupling of test mass jitter into displacement readout, and fluctuations of the laser frequency or optical pathlength difference. Ground testing of pre-flight hardware of the Optical Metrology subsystem is currently ongoing at the Albert Einstein Institute Hannover. In collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the LPF mission data analysis tool LTPDA is being used to analyze the data product of these tests. Furthermore, the noise subtraction techniques and in-flight experiment runs for noise characterization are being defined as part of the mission experiment master plan. We will present the data analysis outcome of preflight hardware ground tests and possible noise subtraction strategies for in-flight instrument operations.

  19. The Juno Gravity Science Instrument

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    Asmar, Sami W.; Bolton, Scott J.; Buccino, Dustin R.; Cornish, Timothy P.; Folkner, William M.; Formaro, Roberto; Iess, Luciano; Jongeling, Andre P.; Lewis, Dorothy K.; Mittskus, Anthony P.; Mukai, Ryan; Simone, Lorenzo

    2017-11-01

    The Juno mission's primary science objectives include the investigation of Jupiter interior structure via the determination of its gravitational field. Juno will provide more accurate determination of Jupiter's gravity harmonics that will provide new constraints on interior structure models. Juno will also measure the gravitational response from tides raised on Jupiter by Galilean satellites. This is accomplished by utilizing Gravity Science instrumentation to support measurements of the Doppler shift of the Juno radio signal by NASA's Deep Space Network at two radio frequencies. The Doppler data measure the changes in the spacecraft velocity in the direction to Earth caused by the Jupiter gravity field. Doppler measurements at X-band (˜ 8 GHz) are supported by the spacecraft telecommunications subsystem for command and telemetry and are used for spacecraft navigation as well as Gravity Science. The spacecraft also includes a Ka-band (˜ 32 GHz) translator and amplifier specifically for the Gravity Science investigation contributed by the Italian Space Agency. The use of two radio frequencies allows for improved accuracy by removal of noise due to charged particles along the radio signal path.

  20. Comet coma sample return instrument

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    Albee, A. L.; Brownlee, Don E.; Burnett, Donald S.; Tsou, Peter; Uesugi, K. T.

    1994-01-01

    The sample collection technology and instrument concept for the Sample of Comet Coma Earth Return Mission (SOCCER) are described. The scientific goals of this Flyby Sample Return are to return to coma dust and volatile samples from a known comet source, which will permit accurate elemental and isotopic measurements for thousands of individual solid particles and volatiles, detailed analysis of the dust structure, morphology, and mineralogy of the intact samples, and identification of the biogenic elements or compounds in the solid and volatile samples. Having these intact samples, morphologic, petrographic, and phase structural features can be determined. Information on dust particle size, shape, and density can be ascertained by analyzing penetration holes and tracks in the capture medium. Time and spatial data of dust capture will provide understanding of the flux dynamics of the coma and the jets. Additional information will include the identification of cosmic ray tracks in the cometary grains, which can provide a particle's process history and perhaps even the age of the comet. The measurements will be made with the same equipment used for studying micrometeorites for decades past; hence, the results can be directly compared without extrapolation or modification. The data will provide a powerful and direct technique for comparing the cometary samples with all known types of meteorites and interplanetary dust. This sample collection system will provide the first sample return from a specifically identified primitive body and will allow, for the first time, a direct method of matching meteoritic materials captured on Earth with known parent bodies.

  1. European Languages: Instruments and Symbols

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    Martina Ožbot

    2008-07-01

    Further, the role of Latin as the single most important European language over the centuries and as a unifying feature of European culture is discussed. Parallels are drawn between Latin as the historical European lingua franca on the one hand and English as the modern language of international communication on the other: the importance of both languages started growing after substantial territorial expansion of their speakers and it was especially the political and economic power associated to these languages that played a significant role in their diffusion and long-term influence. Taking into consideration the instrumental as well as the symbolic function of languages, the question about the relationship between English and other European languages in today’s Europe is dealt with; it is suggested that the European languages are in principle not endangered as a result of the spread of English, with the exception of those instances in which English has been taking over the functions they have traditionally performed as national or community languages. It is emphasized that the future of Europe lies in the promotion of biand multilingualism, which have, in actual fact, been present on this continent throughout its history, and which in the cases of some European languages (e.g. Catalan, Basque, Irish, etc. have been successfully enhanced over the past decades.

  2. Attention is necessary for subliminal instrumental conditioning.

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    Mastropasqua, Tommaso; Turatto, Massimo

    2015-08-10

    The capacity of humans and other animals to provide appropriate responses to stimuli anticipating motivationally significant events is exemplified by instrumental conditioning. Interestingly, in humans instrumental conditioning can occur also for subliminal outcome-predicting stimuli. However, it remains unclear whether attention is necessary for subliminal instrumental conditioning to take place. In two experiments, human participants had to learn to collect rewards (monetary gains) while avoiding punishments (monetary losses), on the basis of subliminal outcome-predicting cues. We found that instrumental conditioning can proceed subconsciously only if spatial attention is aligned with the subliminal cue. Conversely, if spatial attention is briefly diverted from the subliminal cue, then instrumental conditioning is blocked. In humans, attention but not awareness is therefore mandatory for instrumental conditioning, thus revealing a dissociation between awareness and attention in the control of motivated behavior.

  3. Optimising the effect of policy instruments

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    Pedersen, Anders Branth; Nielsen, Helle Ørsted; Christensen, Tove

    2012-01-01

    Economic modelling generally assumes that businesses are profit maximisers. However, behavioural economics holds that businesses pursue multiple objectives and may even sacrifice some profit. This has implications for the effectiveness of incentive-based environmental policies. Using Danish farmers...... to policy instruments; farmers who focus on yield indicate less responsiveness to economic policy instruments. The results imply that it is important to implement a broad array of policy instruments to match different farmer rationales....

  4. Recent Topics in Instrumentation and Measurement

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    Tanabe, Kazuo; Watanabe, Hironori; Kodaira, Kazuaki; Matsumura, Taiyo

    Instrumentation and measurement play a vital role in research and development in the science and engineering fields. Recently, the goals of instrumentation and measurement have expanded to meet not only the industrial and science requirements but also the needs in all fields of social life, such as medicine and welfare, the environment, and disaster and security. In this article, recent technical topics in the instrumentation and measurement field are reported.

  5. MAGNETIC GRADIOMETRY: Instrumentation, Calibration and Applications

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    Merayo, Jose Maria Garcia

    independent Compact Spherical Coil (CSC) sensors are set up on an optical bench at a distance of 60cm. Each of the magnetometers is calibrated separately and has an absolute accuracy better than 0.2nT. The controlling electronics has been designed with space specifications and the same instrumentation....... GRADSAT, two 20km separated magnetic instrumented satellites, combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced instrumentation to produce world class science....

  6. Quantitative field spectroscopic measurement instrumentation and techniques

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    Schaepman, Michael E.; Dangel, Stefan; Kneubühler, Mathias; Schläpfer, Daniel; Bojinski, Stephan; Brazile, Jason; Kötz, Benjamin; Strub, Gabriela; Kohler, R.; POPP C; Schopfer, Jürg; Klaus I. Itten

    2002-01-01

    Over the past few years imaging spectrometer have increased in number and quality significantly. Directly correlated to this growth, is the need of (near-) simultaneous field work with non-imaging spectroradiometers. Due to severe constraints in technology requirements for these field instruments (portability, power supply, etc.), reliable portable instruments have become available later than their imaging correspondents. The systematic use of a large variety of ground instruments from their ...

  7. Monophonic Instrument Playing Practice System Prototype

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    Haarahiltunen, Mika

    2013-01-01

    The goal of the project was to develop a prototype of a system that could be used for practicing the playing of breath instruments, such as flutes or saxophones. However, during the development process, the emphasis shifted from a breath instrument specific design towards a more generic design that could be used with any monophonic instrument. The development of the prototype included studying existing solutions, specifying the functional requirements and finally implementing the prototype. T...

  8. Validation of the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument

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    Heritage, Brody; Pollock, Clare; Roberts, Lynne

    2014-01-01

    Organizational culture is a commonly studied area in industrial/organizational psychology due to its important role in workplace behaviour, cognitions, and outcomes. Jung et al.'s [1] review of the psychometric properties of organizational culture measurement instruments noted many instruments have limited validation data despite frequent use in both theoretical and applied situations. The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) has had conflicting data regarding its psychometric ...

  9. Radon-Nikodym derivatives of quantum instruments

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    Holevo, A. S.

    1998-03-01

    A convenient representation for Radon-Nikodym derivatives of completely positive (c.p.) instruments on B(H) with respect to a scalar measure is suggested, similar to the Stinespring-Kraus representation for c.p. maps, but involving possibly nonclosable unbounded operators. The structure of covariant c.p. instruments is studied in detail. In particular, an exhaustive description is given to instruments covariant with respect to shifts or rotations, corresponding to "position" or "angle" measurements.

  10. Cognitive instruments in mathematical thinking summary

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    Magally Corredor de Porras

    2011-01-01

    Based on the Genetic Epistemology of Piaget, according to which the main problem is the construction of thoughts by individuals, this researchpaper examines the cognitive instruments that facilitate...

  11. Millimeter-wave Instrumentation Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Millimeter-wave Instrumentation Test Facility conducts basic research in propagation phenomena, remote sensing, and target signatures. The facility has a breadth...

  12. LESSER KNOWN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN KOSOVO

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    Rešad Fazli

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the author presented the instruments that were originated in this region, as well as those instruments that are brought from other regions, and became deeply carved into the tradition and culture of the local people, that they feel as their own. Some of these instruments are kept only here in this region, and they are not used anymore in the area they originated from. This paper also covers instruments that are rarely used or completely lost in this region.

  13. Instruments for subsurface monitoring of geothermal subsidence

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    O' Rourke, J.E.; Ranson, B.B.

    1979-07-01

    The requirements for a subsurface geothermal subsidence instrument were reviewed. Available instruments for monitoring subsurface displacements, both vertical and horizontal, were studied and the most capable instruments identified. Techniques and materials for improving existing or developing new instruments were evaluated. Elements of sensor and signal technology with potential for high temperature monitoring of subsidence were identified. Drawing from these studies, methods to adapt production wells for monitoring were proposed and several new instrumentation systems were conceptually designed. Finally, four instrumentation systems were selected for future development. These systems are: triple sensor induction sensor probe (with casing collar markers); triple sensor gamma ray detector probe (with radioactive markers); triple sensor reed switch probe (with magnet markers); and triple sensor oscillator-type magnet detector probe (with magnet markers). All are designed for use in well casing incorporating slip couplings or bellows sections, although the gamma ray detector probe may also be used in unlined holes. These systems all measure vertical moement. Instruments to measure horizontal displacement due to geothermal subsidence were studied and the required instrument performance was judged to be beyond the state-of-the-art. Thus, no conceptual designs for instruments to monitor horizontal movement are included.

  14. [What's new in instrumental dermatology?].

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    Amici, J-M

    2014-12-01

    This "What's new in instrumental dermatology" focuses on cutaneous oncologic surgery, base on a review of the 2012-2014 literature. First, the ability of dermatologists to make a good "oncologic reading of tumors" is the key of radical surgical treatment. Advantages and disadvantages of the biopsy are discussed. Then, the second message is the management of anticoagulants, that should not be interrupted for skin surgery. Despite recommendations, this practice is not followed in 40% of cases; this point is critical because bleeding complications are minor compared to potential morbidity of thrombotic events when stopping these medications. Regarding infection, nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is identified as a risk factor for wound infection. A preoperative shower with chlorhexidine and mupirocin topical decolonization of nostril reduces this risk. Surgical techniques are trying to reach minimalism, by reducing undermining and scarring. On the trunk, using deep slow resorbable sutures improve scarring. In addition using adhesive sutures (strip) reduce the wideness of scar. On the face, the lower third of the nose is the most challenging because of the free edges, which are deformable. In this location bilobed or trilobed transposition flap offer the advantage of remaining in the nasal aesthetic unit and not disturbing the free edges of the nasal orifices. Regarding scarring, early hypertrophic scar is now well defined and linked with transposition flaps of the nasal region. An early treatment with intralesional corticosteroid injection appears to be effective. Finally, the biological mechanism of the effectiveness of compression in the prevention and treatment of dystrophic scar is now clear. The mechanotransduction explain how a mechanical stress of the skin activates biological cell pathways, which regulate the quality of collagen synthesis and the arrangement of skin fibrosis. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  15. Gender Differences in Musical Instrument Choice

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    Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Lynne; Creech, Andrea

    2008-01-01

    Historically, there have been differences in the musical instruments played by boys and girls, with girls preferring smaller, higher-pitched instruments. This article explores whether these gender preferences have continued at a time when there is greater gender equality in most aspects of life in the UK. Data were collected from the 150 Music…

  16. Quality assessment of occupational health services instruments

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    van Dijk, F. J.; de Kort, W. L.; Verbeek, J. H.

    1993-01-01

    Interest in the quality of instruments for occupational health services is growing as a result of European legislation on preventive services stressing, for example, risk identification and assessment. The quality of the services can be enhanced when the quality of the applied instruments can be

  17. Pressure ulcer assessment instruments: a critical appraisal.

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    Woodbury, M G; Houghton, P E; Campbell, K E; Keast, D H

    1999-05-01

    Numerous evaluation tools have been developed to document various aspects of wound status or appearance of pressure ulcers. These include the Pressure Sore Status Tool (PSST), Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH Tool), Sussman Wound Healing Tool (SWHT), Sessing scale, and the Wound Healing Scale (WHS). A critical appraisal of the literature was undertaken to examine the purpose and methods for the development of each instrument, the extent to which the instruments have been validated to date, the practicality of their use, and the work that remains to be done to establish their suitability for clinical and/or research purposes. All of these instruments have been developed to describe and evaluate change in pressure ulcer status over time with the exception of the WHS, which was developed as an alternative to reverse staging. More of the validation parameters have been addressed for the PSST and the Sessing scale than for the PUSH Tool, the SWHT, and the WHS. All of the instruments can be completed within approximately 5 minutes except the PSST, which requires 10 to 15 minutes to complete. For all instruments, experience with wounds and training in the use of the instrument are required to improve reliability. For each of the measurement instruments, suggestions are made that would complete necessary validation procedures and thus prepare the instruments for clinical and/or research purposes.

  18. Temporal integration and instrumental conditioned reinforcement

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    Thrailkill, Eric A.; Shahan, Timothy A.

    2014-01-01

    Stimuli associated with primary reinforcement for instrumental behavior are widely believed to acquire the capacity to function as conditioned reinforcers via Pavlovian conditioning. Some Pavlovian conditioning studies suggest that animals learn the important temporal relations between stimuli and integrate such temporal information over separate experiences to form a temporal map. The present experiment examined whether Pavlovian conditioning can establish a positive instrumental conditioned...

  19. An instrumental approach to deception in bargaining

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    Koning, Lukas Frederik

    2011-01-01

    Deception is often described as a form of unethical behavior, yet it is frequently used in bargaining. This raises the question why people use deception in bargaining. In this dissertation an instrumental approach to deception is presented to help answer this question. In an instrumental approach,

  20. Adaptive Instruments for Students with Physical Disabilities

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    Darrow, Alice-Ann

    2012-01-01

    The main adaptations that will be made for music students with physical disabilities are those that make the classroom accessible and those that make classroom instruments accessible. There are a number of principles to guide one when selecting instruments for students with physical disabilities. These principles can assist one in determining the…

  1. Measuring the instrument function of radiometers

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    Winston, R. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States); Littlejohn, R.G. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    The instrument function is a function of position and angle, the knowledge of which allows one to compute the response of a radiometer to an incident wave field in any state of coherence. The instrument function of a given radiometer need not be calculated; instead, it may be measured by calibration with incident plane waves.

  2. Musical instruments from the Mayan culture

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    Rizo, Isabel Elena Romero; Redondo, Jose de Jesus Negrete; Paulin, Pablo Roberto Lizana

    2002-11-01

    This research work presents different kinds of sound generation instruments from the Mayan culture together with the Pablo Castellanos and Arturo Chamorro classification. It has to be noted that most of these musical instruments, whistles and noise generators are lost and some of them can only be seen on codex and museums. (To be presented in Spanish.)

  3. Layout and packaging of the MOPITT instrument

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    Hackett, John P.; Caldwell, Dwight; Drummond, James R.; Colley, Roger

    2002-02-01

    The Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument is one of five instruments flying on NASA's Terra (formerly EOS-AM1) spacecraft that was launched in December 1999. This paper describes the MOPITT instrument mechanical configuration and how it was derived based on system considerations and spacecraft interfaces. These system level considerations include contamination control, EMC/EMI, thermal, optical and structural behavior. The key spacecraft interfaces include mechanical mounting, optical field-of-view (FOV), and thermal transfer. In addition, a detailed discussion is provided for the cryogenic region of the instrument that contains detectors, cold optics, warm optics, and active coolers. Special test fixtures were designed and incorporated in this region of the instrument to permit cooling of the detectors during ambient atmospheric conditions. Some of these test fixtures were designed to fly due to the difficulty in removing them. This utility of operating the instrument's cryogenic detectors within the laboratory environment was extremely beneficial during the instrument optical alignment, EMC testing, and special optical system tests. Final configuring (or closeout) of the instrument's cryogenic region for flight was performed to balance contamination and EMC risks. On-orbit data about the effectiveness of this closeout is provided.

  4. 49 CFR 572.77 - Instrumentation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Instrumentation. (a)(1) Test probe. For the head, thorax, and knee impact test, use a test probe that is rigid, of... thorax assembly may be instrumented either with a Type A or Type B accelerometer. (i) Type A... acceleration Class 60 Thorax acceleration Class 180 Femur-force Class 600 The mountings for sensing devices...

  5. 32 CFR 22.610 - Award instruments.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Award instruments. 22.610 Section 22.610 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DoD GRANT AND AGREEMENT REGULATIONS DoD GRANTS AND AGREEMENTS-AWARD AND ADMINISTRATION Award § 22.610 Award instruments. (a) Each...

  6. Why Do They Choose Their Instruments?

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    Cantero, Irene Martínez; Jauset-Berrocal, Jordi-Angel

    2017-01-01

    Motivation is a key word in the arts and, especially, in music since it conveys collective, as well as individual, feelings. The beginning of musical instrument learning should be based on the student's musical interest but, due to the casual and improvised nature of everyday situations in which the choice of a musical instrument takes place, tend…

  7. New Scientific Instruments Manufactured by Shimadzu Corporation

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    Sukhomlinov, A.B.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The review of new models of scientific instruments manufactured by Japanese corporation SHIMADZU has been made. Lliquid and gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, LCMS and GCMS, IR range spectrophotometer, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometers, particle size analyzer, micro hardness tester have been considered. The special attention has been paid to extention of analytical possibilities related to technical features of instruments.

  8. The Choice of Innovation Policy Instruments

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    Borrás, Susana; Edquist, Charles

    associated issues), and to elaborate a set of criteria for the selection and design of the instruments in relation to the formulation of innovation policy. The article argues that innovation policy instruments must be designed and combined into mixes in ways that address the problems of the innovation system...

  9. INSTRUMENTALISM IN SCIENCE: COMMENTS AND CRITICISMS

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    (462, 542) suggest. As earlier observed, instrumentalism relates closely to pragmatism. And this methodological viewpoint often contrasts with scientific realism, which defines theories as specially being more or less true. However, instrumentalism is more of a pragmatic approach to science, information and theories than an.

  10. A test instrument for palliative care.

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    Adriaansen, M.J.M.; Achterberg, T. van

    2004-01-01

    This article describes a methodological study concerning the development of a test instrument that can be used for measuring the effects of a course in palliative care on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. This test instrument is comprised of two parts: an expertise and insight test

  11. 47 CFR 73.688 - Indicating instruments.

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    ... instrument is the transmission line meter used for determining the output power by the direct method, the... without the transmission line meter. (2) If conditions beyond the control of the licensee prevent the... instruments as are necessary for the proper adjustment, operation, and maintenance of the visual transmitting...

  12. 76 FR 1063 - Modifications of Debt Instruments

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    ... debt instrument will be recharacterized as an instrument or property right that is not debt. The... the addition or deletion of a co-obligor, all relevant factors (for example, creditor rights or... Administration for comment on its impact on small business. Drafting Information The principal author of these...

  13. The 4MOST instrument concept overview

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    Haynes, Roger; Barden, Samuel; de Jong, Roelof; Schnurr, Olivier; Bellido, Olga; Walcher, Jakob; Haynes, Dionne; Winkler, Roland; Bauer, Svend-Marian; Dionies, Frank; Saviauk, Allar; Chiappini, Cristina; Schwope, Axel; Brynnel, Joar; Steinmetz, Matthias; McMahon, Richard; Feltzing, Sofia; Francois, Patrick; Trager, Scott; Parry, Ian; Irwin, Mike; Walton, Nicholas; King, David; Sun, David; Gonzalez-Solares, Eduaro; Tosh, Ian; Dalton, Gavin; Middleton, Kevin; Bonifacio, Piercarlo; Jagourel, Pascal; Mignot, Shan; Cohen, Mathieu; Amans, Jean-Philippe; Royer, Frederic; Sartoretti, Paola; Pragt, Johan; Gerlofsma, Gerrit; Roelfsema, Ronald; Navarro, Ramon; Thimm, Guido; Seifert, Walter; Christlieb, Norbert; Mandel, Holger; Trifonov, Trifon; Xu, Wenli; Lang-Bardl, Florian; Muschielok, Bernard; Schlichter, Jörg; Hess, Hans-Joachim; Grupp, Frank; Boehringer, Hans; Boller, Thomas; Dwelly, Tom; Bender, Ralf; Rosati, Piero; Iwert, Olaf; Finger, Gert; Lizon L'Allemand, Jean-Louis; Saunders, Will; Sheinis, Andrew; Frost, Gabriella; Farrell, Tony; Waller, Lewis; Depagne, Eric; Laurent, Florence; Caillier, Patrick; Kosmalski, Johan; Richard, Johan; Bacon, Roland; Ansorge, Wolfgang

    2014-01-01

    The 4MOST[1] instrument is a concept for a wide-field, fibre-fed high multiplex spectroscopic instrument facility on the ESO VISTA telescope designed to perform a massive (initially >25x106 spectra in 5 years) combined all-sky public survey. The main science drivers are: Gaia follow up of

  14. Guitar as the Preferred Musical Instrument

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    Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III; Mallari, Shedy Dee C.; Pelayo, Jose Juancho S.

    2015-01-01

    The Guitar is a very popular instrument that is commonly used by many musicians. This study focused on the factors that made the guitar more appealing to the youth in comparison to other instruments. A semi structured, open ended questionnaire was used to collect the data essential for this study. 50 male and 50 female college students were…

  15. Instrumentally Rational Myopic Planning | Andreou | Philosophical ...

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    I challenge the view that, in cases where time for deliberation is not an issue, instrumental rationality precludes myopic planning. I show where there is room for instrumentally rational myopic planning, and then argue that such planning is possible not only in theory, it is something human beings can and do engage in.

  16. The Treatment Validity of Autism Screening Instruments

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    Livanis, Andrew; Mouzakitis, Angela

    2010-01-01

    Treatment validity is a frequently neglected topic of screening instruments used to identify autism spectrum disorders. Treatment validity, however, should represent an important aspect of these instruments to link the resulting data to the selection of interventions as well as make decisions about treatment length and intensity. Research…

  17. 40 CFR 201.22 - Measurement instrumentation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Measurement instrumentation. 201.22 Section 201.22 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) NOISE ABATEMENT... Criteria § 201.22 Measurement instrumentation. (a) A sound level meter or alternate sound level measurement...

  18. DARE: a dedicated aerosols retrieval instrument

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    Court, A.J.; Smorenburg, K.; Courrèges-Lacoste, G.B.; Visser, H.; Leeuw, G. de; Decae, R.

    2004-01-01

    Satellite remote sensing of aerosols is a largely unresolved problem. A dedicated instrument aimed at aerosols would be able to reduce the large uncertainties connected to this kind of remote sensing. TNO is performing a study of a space based instrument for aerosol measurements, together with the

  19. The nonlinear physics of musical instruments

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    Fletcher, N. H.

    1999-05-01

    Musical instruments are often thought of as linear harmonic systems, and a first-order description of their operation can indeed be given on this basis, once we recognise a few inharmonic exceptions such as drums and bells. A closer examination, however, shows that the reality is very different from this. Sustained-tone instruments, such as violins, flutes and trumpets, have resonators that are only approximately harmonic, and their operation and harmonic sound spectrum both rely upon the extreme nonlinearity of their driving mechanisms. Such instruments might be described as `essentially nonlinear'. In impulsively excited instruments, such as pianos, guitars, gongs and cymbals, however, the nonlinearity is `incidental', although it may produce striking aural results, including transitions to chaotic behaviour. This paper reviews the basic physics of a wide variety of musical instruments and investigates the role of nonlinearity in their operation.

  20. Instrumental Divergence and the Value of Control.

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    Mistry, Prachi; Liljeholm, Mimi

    2016-11-04

    A critical aspect of flexible choice is that alternative actions yield distinct consequences: Only when available action alternatives produce distinct outcome states does discrimination and selection between actions allow an agent to flexibly obtain the currently most desired outcome. Here, we use instrumental divergence - the degree to which alternative actions differ with respect to their outcome probability distributions - as an index of flexible instrumental control, and assess the influence of this novel decision variable on choice preference. In Experiment 1, when other decision variables, such as expected value and outcome entropy, were held constant, we found a significant preference for high instrumental divergence. In Experiment 2, we used an "auto- vs. self-play" manipulation to eliminate outcome diversity as a source of behavioral preferences, and to contrast flexible instrumental control with the complete absence of voluntary choice. Our results suggest that flexible instrumental control over decision outcomes may have intrinsic value.

  1. Endotoxins in surgical instruments of hip arthroplasty

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    Vania Regina Goveia

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract OBJECTIVE To investigate endotoxins in sterilized surgical instruments used in hip arthroplasties. METHOD A descriptive exploratory study conducted in a public teaching hospital. Six types of surgical instruments were selected, namely: acetabulum rasp, femoral rasp, femoral head remover, chisel box, flexible bone reamer and femoral head test. The selection was based on the analysis of the difficulty in removing bone and blood residues during cleaning. The sample was made up of 60 surgical instruments, which were tested for endotoxins in three different stages. The EndosafeTM Gel-Clot LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate method was used. RESULT There was consistent gel formation with positive analysis in eight instruments, corresponding to 13.3%, being four femoral rasps and four bone reamers. CONCLUSION Endotoxins in quantity ≥0.125 UE/mL were detected in 13.3% of the instruments tested.

  2. An Overview of Particulate Matter Measurement Instruments

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    Simone Simões Amaral

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This review article presents an overview of instruments available on the market for measurement of particulate matter. The main instruments and methods of measuring concentration (gravimetric, optical, and microbalance and size distribution Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS, Electrical Low Pressure Impactor (ELPI, and others were described and compared. The aim of this work was to help researchers choose the most suitable equipment to measure particulate matter. When choosing a measuring instrument, a researcher must clearly define the purpose of the study and determine whether it meets the main specifications of the equipment. ELPI and SMPS are the suitable devices for measuring fine particles; the ELPI works in real time. In health-related studies, a Diffusion Charger is the instrument that best characterizes the surface of ultrafine particles. Several methods and different particle measuring instruments should be used to confirm the values obtained during sampling.

  3. Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Simulator

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    Benna, Mehdi; Nolan, Tom

    2013-01-01

    The Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Simulator (SAMSIM) is a numerical model dedicated to plan and validate operations of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on the surface of Mars. The SAM instrument suite, currently operating on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), is an analytical laboratory designed to investigate the chemical and isotopic composition of the atmosphere and volatiles extracted from solid samples. SAMSIM was developed using Matlab and Simulink libraries of MathWorks Inc. to provide MSL mission planners with accurate predictions of the instrument electrical, thermal, mechanical, and fluid responses to scripted commands. This tool is a first example of a multi-purpose, full-scale numerical modeling of a flight instrument with the purpose of supplementing or even eliminating entirely the need for a hardware engineer model during instrument development and operation. SAMSIM simulates the complex interactions that occur between the instrument Command and Data Handling unit (C&DH) and all subsystems during the execution of experiment sequences. A typical SAM experiment takes many hours to complete and involves hundreds of components. During the simulation, the electrical, mechanical, thermal, and gas dynamics states of each hardware component are accurately modeled and propagated within the simulation environment at faster than real time. This allows the simulation, in just a few minutes, of experiment sequences that takes many hours to execute on the real instrument. The SAMSIM model is divided into five distinct but interacting modules: software, mechanical, thermal, gas flow, and electrical modules. The software module simulates the instrument C&DH by executing a customized version of the instrument flight software in a Matlab environment. The inputs and outputs to this synthetic C&DH are mapped to virtual sensors and command lines that mimic in their structure and connectivity the layout of the instrument harnesses. This module executes

  4. Aquarius Instrument and Salinity Retrieval

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    Le Vine, D. M.

    2011-01-01

    Aquarius has been designed to map the surface salinity field of the global ocean from space a parameter important for understanding ocean circulation and its relationship to climate and the global water cycle. Salinity is measured remotely from space by measuring the thermal emission from the ocean surface. This is done at the low frequency end of the microwave spectrum (e.g. 1.4 GHz) where the emission is sufficiently sensitive to changes in salinity to be detected with sophisticated radiometers. The goal is to monitor the seasonal and interannual variation of the large scale features of the surface salinity field in the open ocean by providing maps on a monthly basis with a spatial resolution of 150 km and an accuracy of 0.2 psu. These are challenging requirements that have led to some unique features of the instrument. These include: a) The addition of a co-located scatterometer to help provide a correction for roughness; b) The addition of a polarimetric channel (third Stokes parameter) to the radiometer to help correct for Faraday rotation; c) Asun-synchronous orbit with a 6 pm ascending equatorial crossing to minimize Faraday rotation and with the antennas looking away from the sun toward the nighttime side to minimize contamination by radiation from the sun; and d) An antenna designed to limit side lobes in the direction of rays from the sun. In addition, achieving the accuracy goal of 0.2 psu requires averaging over one month and to do this requires a highly stable radiometer. Aquarius has three separate radiometers that image in pushbroom fashion with the three antenna beams looking across track. The antenna is a 2.5-m diameter, offset parabolic reflector with three feed horns and the three beams are arranged to image with the boresight aligned to look across track, roughly perpendicular to the spacecraft heading and pointing away from the Sun. The three beams point at angles of theta = 25.8 deg., 33.8 deg. and 40.3 deg. with respect to the spacecraft

  5. Intraoral Pressure in Ethnic Wind Instruments

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    Goss, Clinton F

    2013-01-01

    High intraoral pressure generated when playing some wind instruments has been linked to a variety of health issues. Prior research has focused on Western classical instruments, but no work has been published on ethnic wind instruments. This study measured intraoral pressure when playing six classes of ethnic wind instruments (N = 149): Native American flutes (n = 71) and smaller samples of ethnic duct flutes, reed instruments, reedpipes, overtone whistles, and overtone flutes. Results are presented in the context of a survey of prior studies, providing a composite view of the intraoral pressure requirements of a broad range of wind instruments. Mean intraoral pressure was 8.37 mBar across all ethnic wind instruments and 5.21 +/- 2.16 mBar for Native American flutes. The range of pressure in Native American flutes closely matches pressure reported in other studies for normal speech, and the maximum intraoral pressure, 20.55 mBar, is below the highest subglottal pressure reported in other studies during singing...

  6. How To Control Color Appearance With Instrumentation

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    Burns, Margaret E.

    1980-05-01

    Colorimetry, as defined by the International Commission on Illumination, is the measurement of colors, made possible by the properties of the eye and based on a set of conventions. Instrumentation for measuring object color, therefore, must be based on a human observer. The intent is to design an instrument that in effect responds as a person would, so that research development, production control and quality control areas have some means of assessing the acceptability of the appearance of a product. Investigations of a human observer's psychological response to color, and the manner in which visual observations are made, give the instrument designer and manufacturer data necessary to answer two questions: a. How can we put numbers (instrument read-out) on a perception that occurs in the brain of the observer? b. What can we learn from examination of a visual observing situation that will guide us in our design of an instrumental simulation of this situation? Involving as it does our own daily, almost unconscious, practice of making judgments concerning the things we see, the design and manufacture of color measurement instruments is an exceedingly interesting field. The advances being made concurrently today in research concerning human color vision and in optical and electronic technology will make possible increasingly useful instrumentation for quality control of product color.

  7. Overview of intercalibration of satellite instruments

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    Chander, G.; Hewison, T.J.; Fox, N.; Wu, X.; Xiong, X.; Blackwell, W.J.

    2013-01-01

    Inter-calibration of satellite instruments is critical for detection and quantification of changes in the Earth’s environment, weather forecasting, understanding climate processes, and monitoring climate and land cover change. These applications use data from many satellites; for the data to be inter-operable, the instruments must be cross-calibrated. To meet the stringent needs of such applications requires that instruments provide reliable, accurate, and consistent measurements over time. Robust techniques are required to ensure that observations from different instruments can be normalized to a common scale that the community agrees on. The long-term reliability of this process needs to be sustained in accordance with established reference standards and best practices. Furthermore, establishing physical meaning to the information through robust Système International d'unités (SI) traceable Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val) is essential to fully understand the parameters under observation. The processes of calibration, correction, stability monitoring, and quality assurance need to be underpinned and evidenced by comparison with “peer instruments” and, ideally, highly calibrated in-orbit reference instruments. Inter-calibration between instruments is a central pillar of the Cal/Val strategies of many national and international satellite remote sensing organizations. Inter-calibration techniques as outlined in this paper not only provide a practical means of identifying and correcting relative biases in radiometric calibration between instruments but also enable potential data gaps between measurement records in a critical time series to be bridged. Use of a robust set of internationally agreed upon and coordinated inter-calibration techniques will lead to significant improvement in the consistency between satellite instruments and facilitate accurate monitoring of the Earth’s climate at uncertainty levels needed to detect and attribute the mechanisms

  8. The LUVOIR architecture "A" coronagraph instrument

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    Pueyo, L.; Zimmerman, N.; Bolcar, M.; Groff, T.; Stark, C.; Ruane, G.; Jewell, J.; Soummer, R.; St. Laurent, K.; Wang, J.; Redding, D.; Mazoyer, J.; Fogarty, K.; Juanola-Parramon, Roser; Domagal-Goldman, S.; Roberge, A.; Guyon, O.; Mandell, A.

    2017-09-01

    In preparation for the Astro 2020 Decadal Survey NASA has commissioned the study four flagship missions spanning to a wide range of observable wavelengths: the Origins Space Telescope (OST, formerly the Far-Infrared Surveyor), Lynx (formerly the X-ray Surveyor), the Large UV/Optical/Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR) and the Habitable Exoplanet Imager (HabEx). One of the key scientific objectives of the latter two is the detection and characterization of the earth-like planets around nearby stars using the direct imaging technique (along with a broad range of investigations regarding the architecture of and atmospheric composition exoplanetary systems using this technique). As a consequence dedicated exoplanet instruments are being studied for these mission concepts. This paper discusses the design of the coronagraph instrument for the architecture "A" (15 meters aperture) of LUVOIR. The material presented in this paper is aimed at providing an overview of the LUVOIR coronagraph instrument. It is the result of four months of discussions with various community stakeholders (scientists and technologists) regarding the instrument's basic parameters followed by meticulous design work by the the GSFC Instrument Design Laboratory team. In the first section we review the main science drivers, presents the overall parameters of the instrument (general architecture and backend instrument) and delve into the details of the currently envisioned coronagraph masks along with a description of the wavefront control architecture. Throughout the manuscript we describe the trades we made during the design process. Because the vocation of this study is to provide a baseline design for the most ambitious earth-like finding instrument that could be possibly launched into the 2030's, we have designed an complex system privileged that meets the ambitious science goals out team was chartered by the LUVOIR STDT exoplanet Working Group. However in an effort to minimize technological risk we tried

  9. A systematic review of instrumental variable analyses using geographic region as an instrument.

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    Vertosick, Emily A; Assel, Melissa; Vickers, Andrew J

    2017-10-13

    Instrumental variables analysis is a methodology to mitigate the effects of measured and unmeasured confounding in observational studies of treatment effects. Geographic area is increasingly used as an instrument. We conducted a literature review to determine the properties of geographic area in studies of cancer treatments. We identified cancer studies performed in the United States which incorporated instrumental variable analysis with area-wide treatment rate within a geographic region as the instrument. We assessed the degree of treatment variability between geographic regions, assessed balance of measured confounders afforded by geographic area and compared the results of instrumental variable analysis to those of multivariable methods. Geographic region as an instrument was relatively common, with 22 eligible studies identified, many of which were published in high-impact journals. Treatment rates did not vary greatly by geographic region. Covariates were not balanced by the instrument in the majority of studies. Eight out of eleven studies found statistically significant effects of treatment on multivariable analysis but not for instrumental variables, with the central estimates of the instrumental variables analysis generally being closer to the null. We recommend caution and an investigation of IV assumptions when considering the use of geographic region as an instrument in observational studies of cancer treatments. The value of geographic region as an instrument should be critically evaluated in other areas of medicine. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Analysis on detection accuracy of binocular photoelectric instrument optical axis parallelism digital calibration instrument

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    Ying, Jia-ju; Yin, Jian-ling; Wu, Dong-sheng; Liu, Jie; Chen, Yu-dan

    2017-11-01

    Low-light level night vision device and thermal infrared imaging binocular photoelectric instrument are used widely. The maladjustment of binocular instrument ocular axises parallelism will cause the observer the symptom such as dizziness, nausea, when use for a long time. Binocular photoelectric equipment digital calibration instrument is developed for detecting ocular axises parallelism. And the quantitative value of optical axis deviation can be quantitatively measured. As a testing instrument, the precision must be much higher than the standard of test instrument. Analyzes the factors that influence the accuracy of detection. Factors exist in each testing process link which affect the precision of the detecting instrument. They can be divided into two categories, one category is factors which directly affect the position of reticle image, the other category is factors which affect the calculation the center of reticle image. And the Synthesize error is calculated out. And further distribute the errors reasonably to ensure the accuracy of calibration instruments.

  11. Wireless Instrumentation Use on Launch Vehicles

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    Sherman, Aaron

    2010-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the results of a study on the use of wireless instrumentation and sensors on future launch vehicles. The use of wireless technologies would if feasible would allow for fewer wires, and allow for more flexibility. However, it was generally concluded that wireless solutions are not currently ready to replace wired technologies for launch vehicles. The recommendations of the study were to continue to use wired sensors as the primary choice for vehicle instrumentation, and to continue to assess needs and use wireless instrumentation where appropriate. The future work includes support efforts for wireless technologies, and continue to monitor the development of wireless solutions.

  12. Instrumentness for Creativity - Mediation, Materiality & Metonymy

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    Bertelsen, Olav Wedege; Breinbjerg, Morten; Pold, Søren

    2007-01-01

    We introduce the concept instrumentness as a quality of human-computer interfaces. Instrumentness points to the way musical instruments are controlled and conceptualized through values such as virtuosity and playability, which are important for computer-mediated creative work supporting development...... as central strategies for computer mediated creativity. The paper is contributing to an investigation of the aesthetics of use in relation to software, pointing to alternative values, differing from traditional usability, which are also relevant in creative work outside art and music composition....

  13. Background instrumental music and serial recall.

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    Nittono, H

    1997-06-01

    Although speech and vocal music are consistently shown to impair serial recall for visually presented items, instrumental music does not always produce a significant disruption. This study investigated the features of instrumental music that would modulate the disruption in serial recall. 24 students were presented sequences of nine digits and required to recall the digits in order of presentation. Instrumental music as played either forward or backward during the task. Forward music caused significantly more disruption than did silence, whereas the reversed music did not. Some higher-order factor may be at work in the effect of background music on serial recall.

  14. Enhanced mission performance from autonomous instrument guidance

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    Jørgensen, John Leif; Jørgensen, Peter Siegbjørn; Betto, Maurizio

    2006-01-01

    examples of such autonomous space instrumentation. With its full autonomy, this star tracker is capable of providing, in real-time, the absolute orientation with respect to the celestial reference frame with an accuracy of a few arc seconds. This high accuracy along with the robust operations, low weight...... and power consumption makes the mu ASC an ideal instrument for small, high yielding satellite missions. The ASC has hitherto been used by the satellite AOCS and the high accuracy scientific instrument for attitude recovery (among others onboard ORSTED, CHAMP, and GRACE), and satellite high accuracy target...

  15. Particle size distribution instrument. Topical report 13

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    Okhuysen, W.; Gassaway, J.D.

    1995-04-01

    The development of an instrument to measure the concentration of particles in gas is described in this report. An in situ instrument was designed and constructed which sizes individual particles and counts the number of occurrences for several size classes. Although this instrument was designed to detect the size distribution of slag and seed particles generated at an experimental coal-fired magnetohydrodynamic power facility, it can be used as a nonintrusive diagnostic tool for other hostile industrial processes involving the formation and growth of particulates. Two of the techniques developed are extensions of the widely used crossed beam velocimeter, providing simultaneous measurement of the size distribution and velocity of articles.

  16. Improved acoustic instrumentation of the SIMPLE detector

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    Felizardo, M. [Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal); Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal); Martins, R.C. [Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Ramos, A.R. [Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal); Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal); Morlat, T. [Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal); Girard, T.A. [Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal)], E-mail: criodets@cii.fc.ul.pt; Giuliani, F. [Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal); Limagne, D. [INSP - UMR 7588 CNRS, Universite Paris 7 and 6, 75251 Paris (France); Waysand, G. [Laboratoire Souterrain a Bas Bruit, Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 84400 Rustrel-Pays d' Apt (France); Marques, J.G. [Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal); Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal)

    2008-01-21

    The application of Superheated Droplet Detectors in dark matter searches by the SIMPLE project uses an acoustic instrumentation sensitive to the shock wave generated by the bubble nucleation of the refrigerant droplets. Previous instrumentation has been unable to distinguish between true nucleation and background noise events in the device, in particular microleaks associated with the escape of overpressuring nitrogen gas into the surrounding water bath. We here describe the development of an improved instrumentation which is shown to provide this discrimination capacity through a reduced noise level of the transducer amplification circuitry.

  17. Removing The Instrument Function From Fluorescence Spectra

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    Childs, Andrew F.

    1989-05-01

    The spectrum acquired at the sample phototnultiplier tube of a fluorescence spectrophotometer is a product of the sample spectrum and the instrument function. The determination of the instrument function and its removal from the acquired spectrum is often critical to the accurate determination of the physical properties of the sample. Methods are discussed for the determination and removal of the instrument function from excitation and emission spectra. Methods considered include quantum counters and ratio circuits for excitation correction, and emission correction against calibrated excitation systems, calibrated tungsten lamps, and NBS standard quinine sulfate.

  18. Entre « Soccer » et « Fútbol », pratiques et territoires du football dans les métropoles américaines

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    Giband, David

    2013-01-01

    Longtemps aux Etats-Unis, la pratique et les espaces du football ont été apparentés à un sport ethnique, dont la diffusion confidentielle se limite aux quartiers des immigrants hispaniques. Certains attribuent l’hostilité du pays au football à un mode de résistance à la mondialisation (Foer, 2005). Le football agirait aux Etats-Unis comme un répulsif culturel à la mondialisation comparable au mouvement « anti-mal bouffe » en France. Markovits et Hellerman (2001) ont montré que l’exception amé...

  19. Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop novel laser-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous measurements of gas...

  20. Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase II program is to develop, deploy and deliver novel laser-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous...

  1. Instrumenting Beliefs in Threshold Public Goods.

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    de Oliveira, Angela C M; Spraggon, John M; Denny, Matthew J

    2016-01-01

    Understanding the causal impact of beliefs on contributions in Threshold Public Goods (TPGs) is particularly important since the social optimum can be supported as a Nash Equilibrium and best-response contributions are a function of beliefs. Unfortunately, investigations of the impact of beliefs on behavior are plagued with endogeneity concerns. We create a set of instruments by cleanly and exogenously manipulating beliefs without deception. Tests indicate that the instruments are valid and relevant. Perhaps surprisingly, we fail to find evidence that beliefs are endogenous in either the one-shot or repeated-decision settings. TPG allocations are determined by a base contribution and beliefs in a one shot-setting. In the repeated-decision environment, once we instrument for first-round allocations, we find that second-round allocations are driven equally by beliefs and history. Moreover, we find that failing to instrument prior decisions overstates their importance.

  2. Management Approach for Earth Venture Instrument

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    Hope, Diane L.; Dutta, Sanghamitra

    2013-01-01

    The Earth Venture Instrument (EVI) element of the Earth Venture Program calls for developing instruments for participation on a NASA-arranged spaceflight mission of opportunity to conduct innovative, integrated, hypothesis or scientific question-driven approaches to pressing Earth system science issues. This paper discusses the EVI element and the management approach being used to manage both an instrument development activity as well as the host accommodations activity. In particular the focus will be on the approach being used for the first EVI (EVI-1) selected instrument, Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO), which will be hosted on a commercial GEO satellite and some of the challenges encountered to date and corresponding mitigations that are associated with the management structure for the TEMPO Mission and the architecture of EVI.

  3. 14 CFR 25.1305 - Powerplant instruments.

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    2010-01-01

    ... instruments are required: (1) A carburetor air temperature indicator for each engine. (2) A cylinder head..., whose operation is initiated by a power output measuring system; or (ii) A total engine piston...

  4. The SINQ instrument control software system

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    Heer, H.; Könnecke, M.; Maden, D.

    The spallation neutron source SINQ at Villigen, Switzerland, is a continuous source with a flux of about 10 14 n/s cm 2. Nine neutron-scattering instruments will come into operation within the first year, seven of them are situated at neutron guides. The electronics and software required for the various instruments are standardized as far as possible. The SINQ instrument control software (SICS) is implemented as a client server system. The SICS server is implemented in ANSI-C on a digital Unix platform and uses only Posix compliant system calls for maximum portability. Clients provide the user interface, which may be either of the traditional command line type or a more modern graphical user interface. Communication with the front-end electronics is via the TCP/IP internet protocol. Measured data are stored in the NeXus format, a common data exchange format for neutron scattering and X-ray instruments.

  5. Instrumentation Methodology for Automobile Crash Testing

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    1974-08-01

    Principal characteristics of existing data acquisition practices and instrumentation methodologies have been reviewed to identify differences which are responsible for difficulties in comparing and interpreting structural crash test data. Recommendat...

  6. Overview of LINAC4 Beam Instrumentation Software

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    Jensen, L K; Guerrero, A; Kolad, B; Ludwig, M; Raich, U; Roncarolo, F

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of results from the recent Linac4 commissioning with H- beam at CERN. It covers beam instrumentation systems acquiring beam intensity, position, transverse and longitudinal profile and transverse emittance

  7. Instrumentation & Data Acquisition System (D AS) Engineer

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    Jackson, Markus Deon

    2015-01-01

    The primary job of an Instrumentation and Data Acquisition System (DAS) Engineer is to properly measure physical phenomenon of hardware using appropriate instrumentation and DAS equipment designed to record data during a specified test of the hardware. A DAS system includes a CPU or processor, a data storage device such as a hard drive, a data communication bus such as Universal Serial Bus, software to control the DAS system processes like calibrations, recording of data and processing of data. It also includes signal conditioning amplifiers, and certain sensors for specified measurements. My internship responsibilities have included testing and adjusting Pacific Instruments Model 9355 signal conditioning amplifiers, writing and performing checkout procedures, writing and performing calibration procedures while learning the basics of instrumentation.

  8. Musical intonation of wind instruments and temperature

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    Zendri, G.; Valdan, M.; Gratton, L. M.; Oss, S.

    2015-05-01

    Wind musical instruments are affected in their intonation by temperature. We show how to account for these effects in a simple experiment, and provide results in languages accessible to both physics and music professionals.

  9. Continuing Education Instrumentation Training in Clinical Chemistry.

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    LeBlanc, Jacqueline; Frankel, Saundra

    1980-01-01

    Describes the continuing education program for clinical chemistry instrumentation training established at The College of Staten Island, New York. A course consisting of 14 sessions is outlined and discussed. (CS)

  10. The Journey to Fielded BioInstrumentation

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    Jr., R M

    2005-02-24

    Over the last ten years, a team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory created fieldable instruments that performed identification/quantification via bioassays. These instruments have been based on molecular surface-recognition assays, such as immunoassays, and on nucleic-acid-based assays, such as the polymerase chain reaction. In 1996, we participated in the Joint Field Trials 3, employing both immunoassays as well as the polymerase chair reaction. In 1998, we participated in the Joint Field Trials 4, using only the real-time polymerase chain reaction, as implemented on a 10-chamber instrument. Our hand-held, real-time PCR instrument, known as HANAA has been commercialized as the Bioseeq{reg_sign}, by Smiths Detection. More recently, teams from LLNL have built and fielded an autonomous pathogen detection system (APDS).

  11. HNX/DragonTIGER Instrument Development Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Precisely identifying the species of cosmic-ray nuclei detected by a satellite or balloon instrument requires the use of several complementary detector systems. In...

  12. Instrument või museaal? / Risto Lehiste

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    Lehiste, Risto

    2010-01-01

    Muuseumide ning ühiskonna suhtumisest vanadesse muusikainstrumentidesse. Seoses Eesti Teatri- ja Muusikamuuseumis 30. septembril 2010 toimunud seminariga "Instrument või museaal? Ajalooliste pillide restaureerimine ning kasutamine muuseumis"

  13. Special Issue--Using Career Assessment Instruments.

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    Gunning, Laurie; And Others, Eds.

    1991-01-01

    This special issue includes the following: "Introduction"; "Interest Inventories: Which One, Why, and for Whom?"; "Recent Reports from the Committee to Screen Career Guidance Instruments"; "Assessment of Career Specialty Interests in Business and Medicine"; "Using Career Interest Inventories with…

  14. Reducing robotic prostatectomy costs by minimizing instrumentation.

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    Delto, Joan C; Wayne, George; Yanes, Rafael; Nieder, Alan M; Bhandari, Akshay

    2015-05-01

    Since the introduction of robotic surgery for radical prostatectomy, the cost-benefit of this technology has been under scrutiny. While robotic surgery professes to offer multiple advantages, including reduced blood loss, reduced length of stay, and expedient recovery, the associated costs tend to be significantly higher, secondary to the fixed cost of the robot as well as the variable costs associated with instrumentation. This study provides a simple framework for the careful consideration of costs during the selection of equipment and materials. Two experienced robotic surgeons at our institution as well as several at other institutions were queried about their preferred instrument usage for robot-assisted prostatectomy. Costs of instruments and materials were obtained and clustered by type and price. A minimal set of instruments was identified and compared against alternative instrumentation. A retrospective review of 125 patients who underwent robotically assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy for prostate cancer at our institution was performed to compare estimated blood loss (EBL), operative times, and intraoperative complications for both surgeons. Our surgeons now conceptualize instrument costs as proportional changes to the cost of the baseline minimal combination. Robotic costs at our institution were reduced by eliminating an energy source like the Ligasure or vessel sealer, exploiting instrument versatility, and utilizing inexpensive tools such as Hem-o-lok clips. Such modifications reduced surgeon 1's cost of instrumentation to ∼40% less compared with surgeon 2 and up to 32% less than instrumentation used by surgeons at other institutions. Surgeon 1's combination may not be optimal for all robotic surgeons; however, it establishes a minimally viable toolbox for our institution through a rudimentary cost analysis. A similar analysis may aid others in better conceptualizing long-term costs not as nominal, often unwieldy prices, but as percent changes in

  15. Principles of Space Plasma Wave Instrument Design

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    Gurnett, Donald A.

    1998-01-01

    Space plasma waves span the frequency range from somewhat below the ion cyclotron frequency to well above the electron cyclotron frequency and plasma frequency. Because of the large frequency range involved, the design of space plasma wave instrumentation presents many interesting challenges. This chapter discusses the principles of space plasma wave instrument design. The topics covered include: performance requirements, electric antennas, magnetic antennas, and signal processing. Where appropriate, comments are made on the likely direction of future developments.

  16. Malware Instrumentation Application to Regin Analysis

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    Matthieu Kaczmarek

    2015-01-01

    The complexity of the Regin malware underlines the importance of reverse engineering in modern incident response. The present study shows that such complexity can be overcome: substantial information about adversary tactics, techniques and procedures is obtained from reverse engineering. An introduction to the Regin development framework is provided along with instrumentation guidelines. Such instrumentation enables experimentation with malware modules. So analysis can derectly leverage m...

  17. Solar oscillations instrumentation and measurement theory

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    Appourchaux, T.

    1988-01-01

    Solar-oscillation instruments are reviewed. Common characteristics include detecting solar radial velocities on Fraunhofer lines with a 2-point measuring technique, high spectral resolution and stability, etc. The choice of the spectral line for getting a high signal to solar noise ratio is addressed. Velocity imaging of solar oscillations modes is detailed, including spatial sampling and span, highest observable degree. Applications of these different analyses is applied to existing or future helioseismology instruments.

  18. The rod as an instrument of discipline

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    Milton Luiz Torres; Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP

    2013-01-01

    Both in biblical literature as in ancient extrabiblical literature, the use of the rod appears primarily related to the capacity or to the authority of the one who holds it. It is, above all, an instrument of power. This article investigates the implications of using the rod as a tool of correction and discipline, taking into account the symbolism, culture and literary tradition associated with the use of that instrument of discipline for correction and transformation of those subjected to it...

  19. Mechanical engineers' handbook, design, instrumentation, and controls

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    Kutz, Myer

    2015-01-01

    Full coverage of electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation andcontrol in mechanical engineering This second volume of Mechanical Engineers' Handbookcovers electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation and control, givingyou accessible and in-depth access to the topics you'll encounterin the discipline: computer-aided design, product design formanufacturing and assembly, design optimization, total qualitymanagement in mechanical system design, reliability in themechanical design process for sustainability, life-cycle design,design for remanufacturing processes, signal processing, dataacquisition and dis

  20. Policy Instruments for Water Quality Protection

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    James Shortle; Horan, Richard D.

    2013-01-01

    We examine policy instruments for ambient water quality protection. One objective is to illustrate the unique and complex informational challenges that must be addressed in constructing instruments that are effective and efficient for point and nonpoint sources. A second objective is to describe developments in real-world policies. Crucial to solving contemporary water quality challenges and improving the efficiency of water quality protection are reducing nonpoint pollution and efficiently i...

  1. Instrumentation related complications in spine surgery.

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    Ballas, Efstathios; Mavrogenis, Andreas F; Karamanis, Eirineos; Mimidis, George; Tolis, Konstantinos; Soultanis, Konstantinos; Papagelopoulos, Panayiotis J

    2012-01-01

    Spinal instrumentation constructs are frequently necessary for the surgical management of patients with variable spinal pathology. However, surgical complications may appear. These should be detected early and managed to achieve recovery and good functional outcome for the patient. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the most common instrumentation-related complications of spine surgery as well as a diagnostic plan and treatment options for the management of these challenging entities once they occur.

  2. Essentials of nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation

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    Powsner, Rachel A; Powsner, Edward R

    2013-01-01

    An excellent introduction to the basic concepts of nuclear medicine physics This Third Edition of Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation expands the finely developed illustrated review and introductory guide to nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation. Along with simple, progressive, highly illustrated topics, the authors present nuclear medicine-related physics and engineering concepts clearly and concisely. Included in the text are introductory chapters on relevant atomic structure, methods of radionuclide production, and the interaction of radiation with matter. Fu

  3. Instrumentation and test gear circuits manual

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    Marston, R M

    2013-01-01

    Instrumentation and Test Gear Circuits Manual provides diagrams, graphs, tables, and discussions of several types of practical circuits. The practical circuits covered in this book include attenuators, bridges, scope trace doublers, timebases, and digital frequency meters. Chapter 1 discusses the basic instrumentation and test gear principles. Chapter 2 deals with the design of passive attenuators, and Chapter 3 with passive and active filter circuits. The subsequent chapters tackle 'bridge' circuits, analogue and digital metering techniques and circuitry, signal and waveform generation, and p

  4. Planning instruments to control urban growth

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    Jørgensen, Gertrud; Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick

    2010-01-01

    It is challenging to plan and control urban development in peri-urban areas. But if no planning is done, the result will often be unsustainable, including widespread, dispersed and uncoordinated urban growth. Spatial planning based on zoning remains the most important planning instrument and its...... success depend on regional coordination. Incentive based instruments may contrbute to growth management, but only few examples are available and their effects on urban growth patterns yet to be seen....

  5. Designing special test instruments for preventive maintenance.

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    McCullough, C E; Baker, L S

    1979-01-01

    Periodic performance testing of biomedical equipment can be made considerably more efficient by careful design of test procedures and by fabrication of special test instruments which are designed for those procedures. The design philosophy behind such procedures and instruments and its applicability to a wide variety of biomedical devices is discussed. As a practical example, an ECG machine/patient monitor test system is described and construction details are given.

  6. Surgical instrument similarity metrics and tray analysis for multi-sensor instrument identification

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    Glaser, Bernhard; Schellenberg, Tobias; Franke, Stefan; Dänzer, Stefan; Neumuth, Thomas

    2015-03-01

    A robust identification of the instrument currently used by the surgeon is crucial for the automatic modeling and analysis of surgical procedures. Various approaches for intra-operative surgical instrument identification have been presented, mostly based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) or endoscopic video analysis. A novel approach is to identify the instruments on the instrument table of the scrub nurse with a combination of video and weight information. In a previous article, we successfully followed this approach and applied it to multiple instances of an ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedure and the surgical tray used therein. In this article, we present a metric for the suitability of the instruments of a surgical tray for identification by video and weight analysis and apply it to twelve trays of four different surgical domains (abdominal surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology). The used trays were digitized at the central sterile services department of the hospital. The results illustrate that surgical trays differ in their suitability for the approach. In general, additional weight information can significantly contribute to the successful identification of surgical instruments. Additionally, for ten different surgical instruments, ten exemplars of each instrument were tested for their weight differences. The samples indicate high weight variability in instruments with identical brand and model number. The results present a new metric for approaches aiming towards intra-operative surgical instrument detection and imply consequences for algorithms exploiting video and weight information for identification purposes.

  7. Temporal integration and instrumental conditioned reinforcement.

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    Thrailkill, Eric A; Shahan, Timothy A

    2014-09-01

    Stimuli associated with primary reinforcement for instrumental behavior are widely believed to acquire the capacity to function as conditioned reinforcers via Pavlovian conditioning. Some Pavlovian conditioning studies suggest that animals learn the important temporal relations between stimuli and integrate such temporal information over separate experiences to form a temporal map. The present experiment examined whether Pavlovian conditioning can establish a positive instrumental conditioned reinforcer through such temporal integration. Two groups of rats received either delay or trace appetitive conditioning in which a neutral stimulus predicted response-independent food deliveries (CS1→US). Both groups then experienced one session of backward second-order conditioning of the training CS1 and a novel CS2 (CS1-CS2 pairing). Finally, the ability of CS2 to function as a conditioned reinforcer for a new instrumental response (leverpressing) was assessed. Consistent with the previous demonstrations of temporal integration in fear conditioning, a CS2 previously trained in a trace-conditioning protocol served as a better instrumental conditioned reinforcer after backward second-order conditioning than did a CS2 previously trained in a delay protocol. These results suggest that an instrumental conditioned reinforcer can be established via temporal integration and raise challenges for existing quantitative accounts of instrumental conditioned reinforcement.

  8. Influence of musical instruments on tooth positions.

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    Herman, E

    1981-08-01

    A 2-year longitudinal investigation was conducted at five New York City junior high schools on 11- to 13-year-old children starting instrumental music education to determine what tooth movement, if any, resulted from the playing of certain musical instruments. Questionnaires, interviews, oral examinations, and dental casts were used at the start of instrumental study, after one year, and then after a second year. Statistically significant anterior tooth movements occurred in an overwhelming majority of the instrumentalists, while negligible movements were recorded for the controls over this period. As a result of this study, certain recommendations can be made by dentists when they are asked to suggest instruments which are dentally suited for children. In most cases they can suggest more than one instrument which would be of benefit dentally to the individual child, especially in the increase or reduction of overjet and overbite. The playing of the correct musical instrument can serve as an adjunct to the dentist or orthodontist in trying to accomplish certain tooth movements.

  9. Instrumental variable methods for causal inference.

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    Baiocchi, Michael; Cheng, Jing; Small, Dylan S

    2014-06-15

    A goal of many health studies is to determine the causal effect of a treatment or intervention on health outcomes. Often, it is not ethically or practically possible to conduct a perfectly randomized experiment, and instead, an observational study must be used. A major challenge to the validity of observational studies is the possibility of unmeasured confounding (i.e., unmeasured ways in which the treatment and control groups differ before treatment administration, which also affect the outcome). Instrumental variables analysis is a method for controlling for unmeasured confounding. This type of analysis requires the measurement of a valid instrumental variable, which is a variable that (i) is independent of the unmeasured confounding; (ii) affects the treatment; and (iii) affects the outcome only indirectly through its effect on the treatment. This tutorial discusses the types of causal effects that can be estimated by instrumental variables analysis; the assumptions needed for instrumental variables analysis to provide valid estimates of causal effects and sensitivity analysis for those assumptions; methods of estimation of causal effects using instrumental variables; and sources of instrumental variables in health studies. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  10. Dermatologic Surgical Instruments: A History and Review.

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    Gandhi, Sumul A; Kampp, Jeremy T

    2017-01-01

    Dermatologic surgery requires precision and accuracy given the delicate nature of procedures performed. The use of the most appropriate instrument for each action helps optimize both functionality and cosmetic outcome. To review the history of surgical instruments used in dermatology, with a focus on mechanism and evolution to the instruments that are used in current practice. A comprehensive literature search was conducted via textbook and journal research for historic references while review of current references was conducted online using multiple search engines and PubMed. There are a number of articles that review instruments in dermatology, but this article adds a unique perspective in classifying their evolution, while also presenting them as levers that serve to increase human dexterity during the course of surgery. Surgical instruments allow fine manipulation of tissue, which in turn produces optimal outcomes. Surgical tools have been around since the dawn of man, and their evolution parallels the extent to which human civilization has specialized over time. This article describes the evolution of instruments from the general surgical armamentaria to the specialized tools that are used today.

  11. Monitoring Earth's Shortwave Reflectance: GEO Instrument Concept

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    Brageot, Emily; Mercury, Michael; Green, Robert; Mouroulis, Pantazis; Gerwe, David

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we present a GEO instrument concept dedicated to monitoring the Earth's global spectral reflectance with a high revisit rate. Based on our measurement goals, the ideal instrument needs to be highly sensitive (SNR greater than 100) and to achieve global coverage with spectral sampling (less than or equal to 10nm) and spatial sampling (less than or equal to 1km) over a large bandwidth (380-2510 nm) with a revisit time (greater than or equal to greater than or equal to 3x/day) sufficient to fully measure the spectral-radiometric-spatial evolution of clouds and confounding factor during daytime. After a brief study of existing instruments and their capabilities, we choose to use a GEO constellation of up to 6 satellites as a platform for this instrument concept in order to achieve the revisit time requirement with a single launch. We derive the main parameters of the instrument and show the above requirements can be fulfilled while retaining an instrument architecture as compact as possible by controlling the telescope aperture size and using a passively cooled detector.

  12. Thermo Scientific Sulfur Dioxide Analyzer Instrument Handbook

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    Springston, S. R. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-03-01

    The Sulfur Dioxide Analyzer measures sulfur dioxide based on absorbance of UV light at one wavelength by SO2 molecules which then decay to a lower energy state by emitting UV light at a longer wavelength. Specifically, SO2 + hυ1 →SO2 *→SO2 + hυ2 The emitted light is proportional to the concentration of SO2 in the optical cell. External communication with the analyzer is available through an Ethernet port configured through the instrument network of the AOS systems. The Model 43i-TLE is part of the i-series of Thermo Scientific instruments. The i-series instruments are designed to interface with external computers through the proprietary Thermo Scientific iPort Software. However, this software is somewhat cumbersome and inflexible. BNL has written an interface program in National Instruments LabView that both controls the Model 43i-TLE Analyzer AND queries the unit for all measurement and housekeeping data. The LabView vi (the software program written by BNL) ingests all raw data from the instrument and outputs raw data files in a uniform data format similar to other instruments in the AOS and described more fully in Section 6.0 below.

  13. Robotic-surgical instrument wrist pose estimation.

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    Fabel, Stephan; Baek, Kyungim; Berkelman, Peter

    2010-01-01

    The Compact Lightweight Surgery Robot from the University of Hawaii includes two teleoperated instruments and one endoscope manipulator which act in accord to perform assisted interventional medicine. The relative positions and orientations of the robotic instruments and endoscope must be known to the teleoperation system so that the directions of the instrument motions can be controlled to correspond closely to the directions of the motions of the master manipulators, as seen by the the endoscope and displayed to the surgeon. If the manipulator bases are mounted in known locations and all manipulator joint variables are known, then the necessary coordinate transformations between the master and slave manipulators can be easily computed. The versatility and ease of use of the system can be increased, however, by allowing the endoscope or instrument manipulator bases to be moved to arbitrary positions and orientations without reinitializing each manipulator or remeasuring their relative positions. The aim of this work is to find the pose of the instrument end effectors using the video image from the endoscope camera. The P3P pose estimation algorithm is used with a Levenberg-Marquardt optimization to ensure convergence. The correct transformations between the master and slave coordinate frames can then be calculated and updated when the bases of the endoscope or instrument manipulators are moved to new, unknown, positions at any time before or during surgical procedures.

  14. Increased Science Instrumentation Funding Strengthens Mars Program

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    Graham, Lee D.; Graff, T. G.

    2012-01-01

    As the strategic knowledge gaps mature for the exploration of Mars, Mars sample return (MSR), and Phobos/Deimos missions, one approach that becomes more probable involves smaller science instrumentation and integrated science suites. Recent technological advances provide the foundation for a significant evolution of instrumentation; however, the funding support is currently too small to fully utilize these advances. We propose that an increase in funding for instrumentation development occur in the near-term so that these foundational technologies can be applied. These instruments would directly address the significant knowledge gaps for humans to Mars orbit, humans to the Martian surface, and humans to Phobos/ Deimos. They would also address the topics covered by the Decadal Survey and the Mars scientific goals, objectives, investigations and priorities as stated by the MEPAG. We argue that an increase of science instrumentation funding would be of great benefit to the Mars program as well as the potential for human exploration of the Mars system. If the total non-Earth-related planetary science instrumentation budget were increased 100% it would not add an appreciable amount to the overall NASA budget and would provide the real potential for future breakthroughs. If such an approach were implemented in the near-term, NASA would benefit greatly in terms of science knowledge of the Mars, Phobos/Deimos system, exploration risk mitigation, technology development, and public interest.

  15. Plateaux vibrants et performance musculaire: quels effets, quels réglages ?

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    Gattlen, Sébastien; Jeandupeux, Patrick; Mathieu, Nicolas

    2010-01-01

    Introduction : Les plateaux vibrants apparaissent comme un nouveau moyen de renforcement musculaire. La littérature sur ce sujet n’en est qu’à ses débuts. Le but de cette revue systématique est de déterminer dans un premier temps si les vibrations peuvent conduire à une amélioration des performances musculaires du membre inférieur dans une population saine. Dans un deuxième temps, l’objectif est de définir les meilleurs réglages (fréquence, amplitude, temps) de ces machines afin d’optimiser l...

  16. Remoção de níquel(II de soluções aquosas pela biomassa Sargassum filipendula em múltiplos ciclos de sorção-dessorção = Removal of nickel (II from aqueous solutions by Sargassum filipendula biomass in multiple cycles of sorption-desorption

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    Araceli Aparecida Seolatto

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudado o desempenho da alga marinha Sargassum filipendula na remoção de níquel de uma solução de concentração de 50 mg L-1 em pH 3,5, em colunas de leito fixo que operam em ciclos de adsorção/dessorção. Foram testados dois sistemas de eluição; oprimeiro operou com a passagem direta e o segundo com a recirculação do eluente. Em seguida, foram realizados dez ciclos consecutivos de sorção-dessorção em duas colunas de leito fixo, uma regenerada com o eluente H2SO4 (0,1 M e outra com MgSO4/H2SO4 (pH 3, em sistema de recirculação do eluente. As etapas de sorção e dessorção foram realizadas em 30 e 2h, respectivamente, representando 20 dias de uso contínuo da biomassa. Foi observada alta quantidade recuperada de níquel nas etapas de eluição (aproximadamente 95%. Ao finaldo décimo ciclo, verificou-se que a alga Sargassum filipendula continuava apresentando valores elevados da capacidade de remoção de níquel da solução, mostrando-se como alternativa eficiente de tratamento de águas residuárias contendo metais. A regeneração dabiomassa apresentou baixo custo, além de ter facilitado o processo de tratamento que dispensou trocas sucessivas da biomassa.The behavior of seaweed Sargassum filipendula during a removal of nickel from a 50 mg L-1 aqueous solution at pH 3.5 in fixed-bed columns operating in adsorption/desorption cycles was studied. Twoelution systems were tested: the first one operating with the direct passage of eluant, and the second one with the solution recycle. Then, ten consecutive sorption-desorption cycles were investigated in two packed-bed columns; the first column was regenerated with H2SO4 (0.1 M, and the second one with MgSO4/H2SO4 (3.5% in pH 3 in an eluant recycle system. The sorption and desorption stages were carried out for about 30 and 2h, respectively, representing 20 days of continuous use of the biomass. A high quantity of recovered nickelwas observed in the elution stages

  17. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future June 2007

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    JC Liljegren

    2007-06-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  18. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future January 2007

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    Liljegren, JC

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  19. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future October 2006

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    JC Liljegren

    2006-10-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  20. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future March 2007

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    JC Liljegren

    2007-03-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.