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    Automatic PCM guard-band selector and calibrator

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    Automatic method for selection of proper guard band eliminates human error and speeds up calibration process. There is also an option which allows a single channel to be calibrated, independently of other channels. Entire system is designed on 3- by 4-inch printed-circuit cards and may be used with any pulse code modulation system

    Processes and process development in Japan

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    The commercialization of solar power generation necessitates the development of low cost manufacturing method of silicon suitable for solar cells. The manufacturing methods of semiconductor grade silicon (SEG-Si) and the development of solar grade silicon (SOG-Si) in foreign countries was investigated. It was concluded that the most efficient method of developing such materials was the hydrogen reduction process of trichlorosilane (TCS), using a fluidized bed reactor. The low cost reduction of polysilicon requires cost reductions of raw materials, energy, labor, and capital. These conditions were carefully reviewed. The overall conclusion was that a development program should be based on the TCS-FBR process and that the experimental program should be conducted in test facilities capable of producing 10 tons of silicon granules per year

    A rate- and state-dependent ductile flow law of polycrystalline halite under large shear strain and implications for transition to brittle deformation

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    We have conducted double-shear biaxial deformation experiments in layers of NaCl within its fully-plastic (FP) regime up to large shear strains (ő≥ < 50) with velocity steps. From this, we have empirically formulated a rate- and state-dependent flow law which explains the transient mechanical behavior. The steady state flow stress in the FP regime can be explained by a power-law with a stress exponent ~8.5 and an activation enthalpy of ~1.3 eV, with the instantaneous response having a higher stress exponent (13 ¬Ī 8), although there is data scatter. The transition to brittle regime is associated with weakening from the ductile flow law. In FP regime, the mechanical response is characterized by a monotonic decay to a new steady state while in the transitional regime, by a peak-decay behavior. The transient flow law obtained here is of considerable importance in the study of the brittle-ductile transition in rocks
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