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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

1985

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Helium-4 Solid-Liquid Interface Mobility And Ultrasonic Energy Absorption Mechanisms, M. B. Manning, Matthew J. Moelter, C. Elbaum Dec 1985

Helium-4 Solid-Liquid Interface Mobility And Ultrasonic Energy Absorption Mechanisms, M. B. Manning, Matthew J. Moelter, C. Elbaum

Physics

The first measurements of acoustic reflection, together with acoustic transmission at the solid-liquid interface of 4He, are used to determine the total relative acoustic energy absorption at the interface as a function of temperature. Based on these results, a new mechanism for the temperature dependence of the kinetics of growth and interface mobility is proposed.


Energy Conservation In Large Buildings, A. Rosenfeld, David W. Hafemeister Nov 1985

Energy Conservation In Large Buildings, A. Rosenfeld, David W. Hafemeister

Physics

As energy prices rise, newly energy aware designers use better tools and technology to create energy efficient buildings. Thus the U.S. office stock (average age 20 years) uses 250 kBTU/ft2 of resource energy, but the guzzler of 1972 uses 500 (up × 2), and the 1986 ASHRAE standards call for 100–125 (less than 25% of their 1972 ancestors). Surprisingly, the first real cost of these efficient buildings has not risen since 1972. Scaling laws are used to calculate heat gains and losses of buildings to obtain the ΔT(free) which can be as large as 15–30 ...


Physics Of Some Environmental Aspects Of Energy, David W. Hafemeister Nov 1985

Physics Of Some Environmental Aspects Of Energy, David W. Hafemeister

Physics

Approximate numerical estimates are carried out on the following environmental effects from energy production and conservation: (1) The greenhouse effect caused by increased CO2 in the atmosphere; (2) Loss of coolant accidents in nuclear reactors; (3) Increased radon concentrations in buildings with very low air infiltration rates; (4) Acid rain from the combustion of fossil fuels; and (5) Explosions of liquified natural gas (LNG).


A Chronology Of Energy Conservation And Production, David W. Hafemeister Nov 1985

A Chronology Of Energy Conservation And Production, David W. Hafemeister

Physics

No abstract provided.


Emerging Technologies For Verification Of Arms Control Treaties, David W. Hafemeister Aug 1985

Emerging Technologies For Verification Of Arms Control Treaties, David W. Hafemeister

Physics

Progress in the technical means of monitoring to verify compliance to arms control treaties is discussed in the following areas: Real-time surveillance with charge-coupled devices in the visible and infrared; image enhancement with digital 1 image processing and with adaptive optics; imaging with radars based on satellites and on the ground; seismic monitoring with high frequency discrimination and with unattended in-country seismic stations; and nuclear weapons test monitoring with the global positioning satellite system.


Reduction Of Mammalian Ferritin, G. D. Watt, Richard B. Frankel, G. C. Papaefthymiou Jun 1985

Reduction Of Mammalian Ferritin, G. D. Watt, Richard B. Frankel, G. C. Papaefthymiou

Physics

Mammalian ferritin from horse spleen undergoes an electrochemical or chemical reduction reaction in which each iron atom present is reduced by one electron (2300 electrons per ferritin molecule containing 2300 Fe3+ ions). Midpoint potentials of -190 mV, -310 mV, and -416 mV were determined at pH 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0. This variation of potential with pH indicates that ≈ 2 H+ are transferred to the core for each Fe3+ reduced to Fe2+. Mössbauer measurements of partially reduced ferritin give spectra that consist of a ferric quadrupole doublet with a superposed ferrous quadrupole doublet. The relative ...


A Birefringence Relaxation Determination Of Rotational Diffusion Of Magnetotactic Bacteria, Charles Rosenblatt, Richard B. Frankel, Richard P. Blakemore Mar 1985

A Birefringence Relaxation Determination Of Rotational Diffusion Of Magnetotactic Bacteria, Charles Rosenblatt, Richard B. Frankel, Richard P. Blakemore

Physics

The orientational relaxation of the magnetotactic bacterium Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum is observed by the decay of the optical birefringence upon switching off an aligning magnetic field. The data yield a rotational diffusion constant Dr ≅ 0.13 s1 and information about cell sizes that is consistent with optical microscopy data.


Microaerobic Conditions Are Required For Magnetite Formation Within Aquaspirillum Magnetotacticum, R. P. Blakemore, K. A. Short, D. A. Bazylinski, Charles Rosenblatt, Richard B. Frankel Jan 1985

Microaerobic Conditions Are Required For Magnetite Formation Within Aquaspirillum Magnetotacticum, R. P. Blakemore, K. A. Short, D. A. Bazylinski, Charles Rosenblatt, Richard B. Frankel

Physics

The amount of magnetite (Fe3O4) within magnetosomes of the microaerophilic bacterium Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum varies with oxygen and nitrogen supply. The development of optical methods for directly measuring cell magnetism in culture samples has enabled us to quantitate bacterial Fe3O4 yields. We measured final cell yields, average cell magnetic moments, and magnetosome yields of growing cells. Cultures were grown with NO3-, NH4+, or both, in sealed, unshaken vials with initial headspace Po2 values ranging from 0 (trace) to 21 kPa.

More than 50% of cells had detectable magnetosomes only when grown in ...


Mossbauer Spectroscopy Of Iron Biomineralization Products In Magnetotactic Bacteria, Richard B. Frankel, Georgia C. Papaefthymiou, Richard P. Blakemore Jan 1985

Mossbauer Spectroscopy Of Iron Biomineralization Products In Magnetotactic Bacteria, Richard B. Frankel, Georgia C. Papaefthymiou, Richard P. Blakemore

Physics

No abstract provided.


Advances In Verification Technology, David W. Hafemeister Jan 1985

Advances In Verification Technology, David W. Hafemeister

Physics

The alleged limits of verification techniques have been used to justify lack of action at the negotiating table, but advances in computer science and optics should help dispel doubts about the verifiability of treaties