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DSC, TGA and DMA thermal analysis techniques are used to characterize a complex adhesive blend. The chemical and thermomechanical property development shown to follow a two-stage process. Beneficial synergy between these analysis tools is demonstrated in this study.

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Very little attention has been given in the literature to the interesting question of how to handle relatedness in finite populations. The main problem is that a finite population is never really ieat equilibriuml. in that it represents just one realization of an infinite assemblage of possible allelic distributions. A recent paper of Rousset and Billiard (manu- script) provides coefficients which, if used in inclusive fitness models under conditions of weak selection, give us a measure of average allele frequency change where the average is taken over all such realizations. Their coefficients are expressed in terms of identity in state, and an alternative formulation (Taylor and Day, manuscript) in terms of coefficients of consanguinity permits the calculation of relatedness in simple cases from pedigree analysis. Here we implement these calculations in a finite asexual haploid population with either a deme structure or a one-dimensional stepping-stone structure and verify our results with numerical simulations in small populations. Our simulations al- low us to investigate the dependence of relatedness on allele frequency, and our results here agree qualitatively with those obtained by Rousset and Billiard. Finally, we examine a model of altruism in a deme-structured population to verify numerically that our relatedness coefficients provide a correct measure of allele frequency change.

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We develop a general inclusive fitness model for genetic evolution at an imprinted locus – one at which selection is allowed to act conditionally upon parental origin of the gene. In many cases of interest, such genes affect the fitness of relatives, particularly sibs. We formulate a matrilineal and patrilineal inclusive fitness and show that these can be used to describe the dynamics of change in mean expression levels. We classify and analyze the stability of equilibrium points and apply our results to some examples that have appeared in the literature, multiple paternity of a female's offspring, the “ovarian time-bomb,” and loss-of-function mutations.

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In this study we interpret the magnetic anomalies at satellite altitude over a part of Europe and the Pannonian Basin. These anomalies are derived from the total magnetic measurements from the CHAMP satellite. The anomalies are reduced to an elevation of 324 km. An inversion method is used to interpret the total magnetic anomalies over the Pannonian Basin. A three dimensional triangular model is used in the inversion. Two parameter distributions, Laplacian and Gaussian are investigated. The regularized inversion is numerically calculated with the Simplex and Simulated Annealing methods and the anomalous source is located in the upper crust. A probable source of the magnetization is due to the exsolution of the hematite-ilmenite minerals.

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With the completion of a CD ROM version of the original R. L. HEATH's Gamma-ray Spectrum Catalogue, it became obvious that a number of radionuclides are missing which are important to various fields of nuclear science and technology. With a large amount of transuranic waste awaiting permanent disposal across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex and the need for its assay in order to dispose of it, it was decided that the addition of the radioactinides encountered in transuranic waste should be the first priority. In response to this need, the spectra of 233U, 235U, 238U, 237Np, 238Pu, 239Pu, 240Pu, 241Pu, 242Pu, 241Am and 243Am have been acquired with modern Ge detectors, and prepared for graphics presentation along with the parent and progeny decay chains and decay schemes. The associated tables of -ray energies and emission probabilities have been downloaded from the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data file (ENSDF) database. This information is being incorporated into the Gamma-Ray Spectrometry Center Web Site at http://id.inel.gov/gamma

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Some United States Department of Energy-owned spent fuel elements from foreign research reactors (FRRs) are presently being shipped from the reactor location to the US for storage at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Two cadmium zinc telluride detector-based gamma-ray spectrometers have been developed to confirm the irradiation status of these fuels. One spectrometer is configured to operate underwater in the spent fuel pool of the shipping location, while the other is configured to interrogate elements on receipt in the dry transfer cell at the INEEL’s Interim Fuel Storage Facility (IFSF) Both units have been operationally tested at the INEEL.

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Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica
Authors:
K. I. Kis
,
P. T. Taylor
,
G. Wittmann
,
H. R. Kim
,
B. Toronyi
, and
T. Mayer-Gürr

To solve a geophysical inverse problem means applying measurements to determine the parameters of the selected model. The inverse problem is formulated as the Bayesian inference. The Gaussian probability density functions are applied in the Bayes's equation. The CHAMP satellite gravity data are determined at the altitude of 400 km altitude over the South part of the Pannonian Basin. The model of interpretation is the right vertical cylinder. The parameters of the model are obtained from the minimum problem solved by the Simplex method.

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