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N >= 4 Supergravity Amplitudes from Gauge Theory at Two Loops (open access)

N >= 4 Supergravity Amplitudes from Gauge Theory at Two Loops

We present the full two-loop four-graviton amplitudes in N = 4, 5, 6 supergravity. These results were obtained using the double-copy structure of gravity, which follows from the recently conjectured color-kinematics duality in gauge theory. The two-loop four-gluon scattering amplitudes in N = 0, 1, 2 supersymmetric gauge theory are a second essential ingredient. The gravity amplitudes have the expected infrared behavior: the two-loop divergences are given in terms of the squares of the corresponding one-loop amplitudes. The finite remainders are presented in a compact form. The finite remainder for N = 8 supergravity is also presented, in a form that utilizes a pure function with a very simple symbol.
Date: February 15, 2012
Creator: Boucher-Veronneau, C. & Dixon, L. J.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
20% Wind by 2030: Overcoming the Challenges in West Virginia (open access)

20% Wind by 2030: Overcoming the Challenges in West Virginia

Final Report for '20% Wind by 2030: Overcoming the Challenges in West Virginia'. The objective of this project was to examine the obstacles and constraints to the development of wind energy in West Virginia as well as the obstacles and constraints to the achievement of the national goal of 20% wind by 2030. For the portion contracted with WVU, there were four tasks in this examination of obstacles and constraints. Task 1 involved the establishment of a Wind Resource Council. Task 2 involved conducting limited research activities. These activities involved an ongoing review of wind energy documents including documents regarding the potential for wind farms being located on reclaimed surface mining sites as well as other brownfield sites. The Principal Investigator also examined the results of the Marshall University SODAR assessment of the potential for placing wind farms on reclaimed surface mining sites. Task 3 involved the conducting of outreach activities. These activities involved working with the members of the Wind Resource Council, the staff of the Regional Wind Energy Institute, and the staff of Penn Future. This task also involved the examination of the importance of transmission for wind energy development. The Principal Investigator kept informed as to transmission …
Date: February 15, 2012
Creator: Mann, Patrick & Risch, Christine
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
35 Years of Innovation: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Leads the Way to a Clean Energy Future (Brochure) (open access)

35 Years of Innovation: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Leads the Way to a Clean Energy Future (Brochure)

With a history of over 35 years of successful innovation, this booklet highlights some of the many successes throughout the years.
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
100th Anniversary Celebration -- Wichita Falls Country Club: February 18, 2012 (open access)

100th Anniversary Celebration -- Wichita Falls Country Club: February 18, 2012

Document containing a program and photographs from the NSDAR Major Francis Grice Chapter's 100th Anniversary celebration on February 18, 2012.
Date: February 18, 2012
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society. McKinney Chapter No. 63.
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
T-1025 IU SciBath-768 detector tests in MI-12 (open access)

T-1025 IU SciBath-768 detector tests in MI-12

This is a memorandum of understanding between the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and the experimenters of Department of Physics and Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter, Indiana University, who have committed to participate in detector tests to be carried out during the 2012 Fermilab Neutrino program. The memorandum is intended solely for the purpose of recording expectations for budget estimates and work allocations for Fermilab, the funding agencies and the participating institutions. it reflects an arrangement that currently is satisfactory to the parties; however, it is recognized and anticipated that changing circumstances of the evolving research program will necessitate revisions. The parties agree to modify this memorandum to reflect such required adjustments. Actual contractual obligations will be set forth in separate documents. The experimenters propsoe to test their prototype 'SciBat-768' detector in the MI-12 building for 3 months (February-April) in Spring 2012. The major goal of this effort is to measure or limit the flux of beam-induced neutrons in a far-off-axis (> 45{sup o}) location of the Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB). This flux is of interest for a proposed coherent neutral-current neutrino-argon elastic scattering experiment. A second goal is to collect more test data for the SciBath-768 to …
Date: February 11, 2012
Creator: Tayloe, Rex; Cooper, R.; Garrison, L.; Thornton, T.; Rebenitsch, L.; DeJongh, Fritz et al.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Final Report (open access)

2011 Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Final Report

A workshop addressing the current state-of-the-art in alkaline membrane fuel cells (AMFCs) was held May 8-9, 2011, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. This workshop was the second of its kind, with the first being held December 11-13, 2006, in Phoenix, Arizona. The 2011 workshop and associated workshop report were created to assess the current state of AMFC technology (taking into account recent advances), investigate the performance potential of AMFC systems across all possible power ranges and applications, and identify the key research needs for commercial competitiveness in a variety of areas.
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: Pivovar, B.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Annual Ecological Survey: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Site (open access)

2011 Annual Ecological Survey: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Site

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) oversees and manages the DOE contract for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a DOE Office of Science multi-program laboratory located in Richland, Washington. PNSO is responsible for ensuring that all activities conducted on the PNNL site comply with applicable laws, policies, and DOE Orders. The DOE Pacific Northwest Site Office Cultural and Biological Resources Management Plan (DOE/PNSO 2008) addresses the requirement for annual surveys and monitoring for species of concern and to identify and map invasive species. In addition to the requirement for an annual survey, proposed project activities must be reviewed to assess any potential environmental consequences of conducting the project. The assessment process requires a thorough understanding of the resources present, the potential impacts of a proposed action to those resources, and the ultimate consequences of those actions. The PNNL site is situated on the southeastern corner of the DOE Hanford Site, located at the north end of the city of Richland in south-central Washington. The site is bordered on the east by the Columbia River, on the west by Stevens Drive, and on the north by the Hanford Site 300 Area (Figure 1). The environmental …
Date: February 27, 2012
Creator: Becker, James M. & Chamness, Michele A.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Annual Industrial Wastewater Reuse Report for the Idaho National Laboratory Site's Advanced Test Reactor Complex Cold Waste Pond (open access)

2011 Annual Industrial Wastewater Reuse Report for the Idaho National Laboratory Site's Advanced Test Reactor Complex Cold Waste Pond

This report describes conditions, as required by the state of Idaho Industrial Wastewater Reuse Permit (LA 000161 01, Modification B), for the wastewater land application site at the Idaho National Laboratory Site's Advanced Test Reactor Complex Cold Waste Pond from November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2011. The report contains the following information: Facility and system description Permit required effluent monitoring data and loading rates Groundwater monitoring data Status of compliance activities Noncompliance and other issues Discussion of the facility's environmental impacts During the 2011 permit year, approximately 166 million gallons of wastewater were discharged to the Cold Waste Pond. This is well below the maximum annual permit limit of 375 million gallons. As shown by the groundwater sampling data, sulfate and total dissolved solids concentrations are highest near the Cold Waste Pond and decrease rapidly as the distance from the Cold Waste Pond increases. Although concentrations of sulfate and total dissolved solids are elevated near the Cold Waste Pond, both parameters were below the Ground Water Quality Rule Secondary Constituent Standards in the down gradient monitoring wells.
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: Lewis, Mike
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Annual Industrial Wastewater Reuse Report for the Idaho National Laboratory Site's Materials and Fuels Complex Industrial Waste Ditch and Industrial Waste Pond (open access)

2011 Annual Industrial Wastewater Reuse Report for the Idaho National Laboratory Site's Materials and Fuels Complex Industrial Waste Ditch and Industrial Waste Pond

This report describes conditions, as required by the state of Idaho Industrial Wastewater Reuse Permit (LA-000160-01), for the wastewater reuse site at the Idaho National Laboratory Site's Materials and Fuels Complex Industrial Waste Ditch and Industrial Waste Pond from November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2011. The report contains the following information: (1) Facility and system description; (2) Permit required effluent monitoring data and loading rates; (3) Groundwater monitoring data; (4) Status of special compliance conditions; and (5) Discussion of the facility's environmental impacts. During the 2011 reporting year, an estimated 6.99 million gallons of wastewater were discharged to the Industrial Waste Ditch and Pond which is well below the permit limit of 13 million gallons per year. Using the dissolved iron data, the concentrations of all permit-required analytes in the samples from the down gradient monitoring wells were below the Ground Water Quality Rule Primary and Secondary Constituent Standards.
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: Frederick, David
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Annual Wastewater Reuse Report for the Idaho National Laboratory Site’s Central Facilities Area Sewage Treatment Plant (open access)

2011 Annual Wastewater Reuse Report for the Idaho National Laboratory Site’s Central Facilities Area Sewage Treatment Plant

This report describes conditions, as required by the state of Idaho Wastewater Reuse Permit (LA-000141-03), for the wastewater land application site at Idaho National Laboratory Site's Central Facilities Area Sewage Treatment Plant from November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011. The report contains the following information: (1) Site description; (2) Facility and system description; (3) Permit required monitoring data and loading rates; (4) Status of special compliance conditions and activities; and (5) Discussion of the facility's environmental impacts. During the 2011 permit year, approximately 1.22 million gallons of treated wastewater was land-applied to the irrigation area at Central Facilities Area Sewage Treatment plant.
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: Lewis, Michael G.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Groundwater Monitoring and Inspection Report Gnome-Coach Site, New Mexico (open access)

2011 Groundwater Monitoring and Inspection Report Gnome-Coach Site, New Mexico

Gnome-Coach was the site of a 3-kiloton underground nuclear test in 1961. Surface and subsurface contamination resulted from the underground nuclear testing, post-test drilling, and groundwater tracer test performed at the site. The State of New Mexico is currently proceeding with a conditional certificate of completion for the surface. As for the subsurface, monitoring activities that include hydraulic head monitoring and groundwater sampling of the wells onsite are conducted as part of the annual site inspection. These activities were conducted on January 19, 2011. The site roads, monitoring well heads, and the monument at surface ground zero were observed as being in good condition at the time of the site inspection. An evaluation of the hydraulic head data obtained from the site indicates that water levels in wells USGS-4 and USGS-8 appear to respond to the on/off cycling of the dedicated pump in well USGS-1 and that water levels in wells LRL-7 and DD-1 increased during this annual monitoring period. Analytical results obtained from the sampling indicate that concentrations of tritium, strontium-90, and cesium-137 were consistent with concentrations from historical sampling events.
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Radiological Monitoring Results Associated with the Advanced Test Reactor Complex Cold Waste Pond (open access)

2011 Radiological Monitoring Results Associated with the Advanced Test Reactor Complex Cold Waste Pond

This report summarizes radiological monitoring performed of the Idaho National Laboratory Site's Advanced Test Reactor Complex Cold Waste wastewater prior to discharge into the Cold Waste Pond and of specific groundwater monitoring wells associated with the Industrial Wastewater Reuse Permit (LA-000161-01, Modification B). All radiological monitoring is performed to fulfill Department of Energy requirements under the Atomic Energy Act.
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: Lewis, Mike
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Raditation & Climate Gordon Research Conference (July 10-15 2011- Colby College, Waterville, Maine) (open access)

2011 Raditation & Climate Gordon Research Conference (July 10-15 2011- Colby College, Waterville, Maine)

The 2011 Gordon Research Conference on Radiation and Climate will present cutting-edge research on outstanding issues in climate change, particularly those in which the interactions between clouds, aerosols, and precipitation play a major role. The Conference will feature a broad range of topics, including grand challenges in atmospheric radiation and climate, cloud and water vapor feedbacks, aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate interactions across scales, new approaches for remote sensing and in-situ observations of clouds, aerosols and precipitation, and multi-scale modeling challenges. The invited speakers will present the most important recent advances and future challenges in these areas. The Conference will bring together a collection of leading investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for scientists, especially junior scientists and graduate students, to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.
Date: February 9, 2012
Creator: Hoggblom, Prof. Max
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
2011 Vehicle Technologies Market Report (open access)

2011 Vehicle Technologies Market Report

This report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets as well as the underlying trends that caused them. This report is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP), and, in accord with its mission, pays special attention to the progress of high-efficiency and alternative-fuel technologies. This third edition since this report was started in 2008 offers several marked improvements relative to its predecessors. Most significantly, where earlier editions of this report focused on supplying information through an examination of market drivers, new vehicle trends, and supplier data, this edition uses a different structure. After opening with a discussion of energy and economics, this report features a section each on the light-duty vehicle and heavy/medium truck markets, and concluding with a section each on technology and policy. In addition to making this sectional re-alignment, this year s edition of the report also takes a different approach to communicating information. While previous editions relied heavily on text accompanied by auxiliary figures, this third edition relies primarily on charts and graphs to communicate trends. Any accompanying text serves to introduce the trends communication by the graphic and highlight any particularly salient observations. …
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: Davis, Stacy Cagle; Boundy, Robert Gary & Diegel, Susan W
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2012 Annual Report: Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue (open access)

2012 Annual Report: Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue

A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins ""
Date: February 28, 2012
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
2012 MOLECULAR AND IONIC CLUSTERS GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 3, 2012 (open access)

2012 MOLECULAR AND IONIC CLUSTERS GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 3, 2012

The Gordon Research Conference on 'Molecular and Ionic Clusters' focuses on clusters, which are the initial molecular species found in gases when condensation begins to occur. Condensation can take place solely from molecules interacting with each other, mostly at low temperatures, or when molecules condense around charged particles (electrons, protons, metal cations, molecular ions), producing ion molecule clusters. These clusters provide models for solvation, allow a pristine look at geometric as well as electronic structures of molecular complexes or matter in general, their interaction with radiation, their reactivity, their thermodynamic properties and, in particular, the related dynamics. This conference focuses on new ways to make clusters composed of different kinds of molecules, new experimental techniques to investigate the properties of the clusters and new theoretical methods with which to calculate the structures, dynamical motions and energetics of the clusters. Some of the main experimental methods employed include molecular beams, mass spectrometry, laser spectroscopy (from infrared to XUV; in the frequency as well as the time domain) and photoelectron spectroscopy. Techniques include laser absorption spectroscopy, laser induced fluorescence, resonance enhanced photoionization, mass-selected photodissociation, photofragment imaging, ZEKE photoelectron spectroscopy, etc. From the theoretical side, this conference highlights work on potential surfaces and …
Date: February 3, 2012
Creator: McCoy, Anne
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Aaron Urbanczyk Speaking at TCAFS Annual Meeting]

Photograph of Aaron Urbanczyk behind the podium, speaking at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society at the 2012 annual meeting during Technical Session 2.
Date: February 2012
Creator: Nations, Michele
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
Ab-initio description of quasiparticle band structures and optical near-edge absorption of transparent conducting oxides (open access)

Ab-initio description of quasiparticle band structures and optical near-edge absorption of transparent conducting oxides

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Date: February 14, 2012
Creator: Schleife, A & Bechstedt, F
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Abilene State Park

Map of the Abilene State Park outlining hiking trails and highlighting activities, facilities, and other features such as bathrooms, lodgings, water/electric, etc. It also contains general information for the park and for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Date: February 2012
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History
Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks: A Guide for Owners and Operators of ASTs (open access)

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks: A Guide for Owners and Operators of ASTs

"This document is a general guide to laws and regulations for aboveground storage tanks and an aid in minimizing potential risks."(p. 1).
Date: February 2012
Creator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Object Type: Book
System: The Portal to Texas History
Accelerating Atomic Orbital-based Electronic Structure Calculation via Pole Expansion plus Selected Inversion (open access)

Accelerating Atomic Orbital-based Electronic Structure Calculation via Pole Expansion plus Selected Inversion

We describe how to apply the recently developed pole expansion plus selected inversion (PEpSI) technique to Kohn-Sham density function theory (DFT) electronic structure calculations that are based on atomic orbital discretization. We give analytic expressions for evaluating charge density, total energy, Helmholtz free energy and atomic forces without using the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the Kohn-Sham Hamiltonian. We also show how to update the chemical potential without using Kohn-Sham eigenvalues. The advantage of using PEpSI is that it has a much lower computational complexity than that associated with the matrix diagonalization procedure. We demonstrate the performance gain by comparing the timing of PEpSI with that of diagonalization on insulating and metallic nanotubes. For these quasi-1D systems, the complexity of PEpSI is linear with respect to the number of atoms. This linear scaling can be observed in our computational experiments when the number of atoms in a nanotube is larger than a few hundreds. Both the wall clock time and the memory requirement of PEpSI is modest. This makes it even possible to perform Kohn-Sham DFT calculations for 10,000-atom nanotubes on a single processor. We also show that the use of PEpSI does not lead to loss of accuracy required in …
Date: February 10, 2012
Creator: Lin, Lin; Chen, Mohan; Yang, Chao & He, Lixin
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Access to Broadband Networks: The Net Neutrality Debate (open access)

Access to Broadband Networks: The Net Neutrality Debate

This report discusses the current debate over "net neutrality." While there is no single accepted definition of "net neutrality," most agree that any such definition should include the general principles that owners of the networks that compose and provide access to the Internet should not control how consumers lawfully use that network, and they should not be able to discriminate against content provider access to that network.
Date: February 21, 2012
Creator: Gilroy, Angele A.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Action Sheet 36 Final Report (open access)

Action Sheet 36 Final Report

Pursuant to the Arrangement between the European Commission DG Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to continue cooperation on research, development, testing, and evaluation of technology, equipment, and procedures in order to improve nuclear material control, accountancy, verification, physical protection, and advanced containment and surveillance technologies for international safeguards, dated 1 September 2008, the IRMM and LLNL established cooperation in a program on the Study of Chemical Changes in Uranium Oxyfluoride Particles under IRMM-LLNL Action Sheet 36. The work under this action sheet had 2 objectives: (1) Achieve a better understanding of the loss of fluorine in UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} particles after exposure to certain environmental conditions; and (2) Provide feedback to the EC-JRC on sample reproducibility and characteristics.
Date: February 24, 2012
Creator: Kips, R. E.; Kristo, M. J. & Hutcheon, I. D.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Activation of water on the TiO2 (110) surface: The case of Ti adatoms (open access)

Activation of water on the TiO2 (110) surface: The case of Ti adatoms

Article on the activation of water on the TiO2 (110) surface.
Date: February 8, 2012
Creator: Miao, Meng; Liu, Yingchun; Wang, Qi; Wu, Tao; Huang, Liping; Gubbins, Keith E. et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library