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Nuclear reactors including heat exchangers and related methods

A nuclear reactor including a reactor core comprising a plurality of fuel materials and a plurality of heat pipes. The nuclear reactor further includes a heat exchanger coupled to the reactor core defining a flow path in an open volume including at least two heat pipes of the plurality of heat pipes. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Compositions of particles comprising rare-earth oxides in a metal alloy matrix and related methods

A composition includes a metal alloy matrix comprising iron and a plurality of nanoparticles dispersed within the metal alloy matrix. Each nanoparticle of the plurality comprises an oxide of a rare-earth metal and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of tantalum, niobium, vanadium, and titanium. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Methods and apparatus for additively manufacturing structures using in situ formed additive manufacturing materials

A method of additively manufacturing a structure comprises nuclear reactor comprises disposing a feed material on a surface of a substrate in a reaction vessel, disposing at least one material formulated and configured to react with the feed material in the reaction vessel, and exposing the feed material and the at least one material to energy from an energy source to react the feed material and the at least one material to form an additive manufacturing material and reaction by-products. The additive manufacturing material is separated from the reaction by-products and exposed to energy from the energy source to form inter-granular bonds between particles of the additive manufacturing material and form a layer of a structure comprising the additive manufacturing material. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

System, method, and apparatus for peak shaving and load shaping using power storage with variable power generation

Systems, methods and apparatuses are provided for reducing peak energy demand and to smooth intermittent energy profiles from onsite variable energy sources and loads. Some embodiments use system level and device level analysis and optimization to adaptively adjust the operation of a behind the meter energy storage (bmes) to smooth out energy generation variabilities and follow a reference load signal, including at short time resolutions.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Modular nuclear reactors, fuel structures, and related methods

A modular nuclear reactor comprises a central portion comprising a plurality of structures. Each structure comprises a fuel material surrounded by an outer cladding material, the fuel material defining an annular space at a center portion of the fuel material, a heat pipe disposed in the annular space, and an inner cladding between the fuel material and the heat pipe. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Scintillation compositions and related hydrogels for isotopic neutron emitters and antineutrino detection, and related detection systems and methods

Scintillation compositions comprising a gadolinium coordination compound and a scintillation compound in a polymer matrix material. The scintillation compound comprises strontium diiodide, fac-tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium (ir(ppy)3), a quinine compound, or combinations thereof, or 2-(4-biphenylyl)-5 phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole (pbd), 2-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-5-(4-phenylphenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole (b-pbd), 2,5-diphenyl oxazole (ppo), 1,4-bis(5-phenyloxazol-2-yl) benzene (popop), or combinations thereof. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Methods and systems for aluminum electroplating

Systems and methods for coating a metallic component are provided. In one embodiment, a metallic coating may be disposed in a plating bath comprising albr3. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods

Isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius are provided. Further provided are methods of at least partially degrading, cleaving, or removing polysaccharides, lignocellulose, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, starch, chitin, polyhydroxybutyrate, heteroxylans, glycosides, xylan-, glucan-, galactan-, or mannan-decorating groups using isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Detectors for use with particle generators and related assemblies, systems and methods

Neutron detectors for measuring a neutron yield of a neutron generator may include at least one particle counter disposed in a housing and at least one removable cartridge for receiving at least one collection medium. The at least one removable cartridge configured to be at least partially inserted into the housing to position the collection medium proximate the at least one particle counter. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Systems and methods for estimation and prediction of battery health and performance

Systems and computer-implemented methods are used for analyzing battery information. The battery information may be acquired from both passive data acquisition and active data acquisition. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Systems and methods for assaying nuclear fuel

A nuclear fuel assay system comprises a nuclear fuel assembly comprising structures containing nuclear fuel, and a neutron collar surrounding sides of the nuclear fuel assembly and comprising pressurized 4he scintillation detectors. A system for assaying nuclear fuel, and a method of quantifying nuclear material are also described.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Acoustic measurement infrastructure method and system for process monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics

A method and system of acquiring and processing acoustic-based sensor data in real-time for process monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics. The method comprises continuously capturing analog signal data; continuously digitizing the signal data; selecting a time interval of the digitized data; applying an stfft to the data within the time interval; selecting a harmonic frequency to monitor; shifting the time interval by a percentage of the duration of the time interval; applying the stfft to the data within the shifted time interval; and observing the data to determine whether the data have changed. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic metabolism genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods

Isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius are provided. Further provided are methods for modulating or altering metabolism in a cell using isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

Apparatus for determining a thermal conductivity and a thermal diffusivity of a material, and related methods

A method of determining a thermal conductivity and a thermal diffusivity of a material comprises exposing a specimen comprising a substrate of a material and a metallic film over the substrate to an amplitude modulated pump laser beam comprising electromagnetic radiation having a first wavelength and a first modulation frequency to form a pump spot on the metallic film. The specimen is exposed to a probe laser beam comprising electromagnetic radiation having a second wavelength to form a probe spot on the metallic film. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

05/10/18 / #20180127842

Bainitic steel materials and methods of making such materials

Methods of making bainitic steels may involve austenitizing a quantity of steel by exposing the quantity of steel to a first temperature. A composition of the quantity of steel may be configured to impede formation of non-bainite ferrite, pearlite, and widmanstätten ferrite. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

03/15/18 / #20180075933

Method and apparatus for online condition monitoring of spent nuclear fuel dry cask storage systems

A method and apparatus for online condition monitoring of a spent nuclear fuel dry cask storage system. The method comprises monitoring physical parameters of air flowing through inlet vents and outlet vents of a system and observing successive measurements of the parameter for deviations from the baseline to determine if the condition of the system has changed. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

02/15/18 / #20180049230

Devices, base stations, and methods for communicating scheduling requests via an underlay control channel in a wireless communication system

Wireless communication systems, base stations, and user equipment are disclosed that enable communication of scheduling requests via an underlay control channel that has an energy below a noise level of the spectrum. The scheduling requests may be sent and received at any time, including during downlink and uplink data communication periods of the base station.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

02/15/18 / #20180044113

Hopper apparatuses for processing a bulk solid, and related systems and methods

A hopper apparatus comprises a movable wall comprising opposing walls movably connected to a support assembly and oriented at acute angles relative to a central vertical axis of the support assembly, and movement control devices configured and positioned to move the opposing walls along the support assembly to control dimensions of a discharge outlet at least partially defined by converging ends of the opposing walls; a liner assembly comprising liner structures at least partially overlying inner surfaces of the opposing walls and configured to remain at least partially stationary relative to the opposing walls during movement of the opposing walls; and pressure sensors between the inner surfaces of opposing walls and portions of the liner structures thereover. A bulk solids processing system and a method of processing a bulk solid are also described.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

02/01/18 / #20180031459

Non-contact velocity measurement instruments and systems, and related methods

Methods for calibration of non-contact velocity measurements and systems for implementing the same are described. Generally, the method comprises inducing a shock wave into a sample at a stress intensity that varies across the sample's elastic limit, which corresponds to the elastic-plastic state transition of the sample. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025797

Methods of forming structures and fissile fuel materials by additive manufacturing and related structures

A method of forming one or more structures by additive manufacturing comprises introducing a first layer of a powder mixture comprising graphite and a fuel on a surface of a substrate. The first layer is at least partially compacted and then exposed to laser radiation to form a first layer of material comprising the fuel dispersed within a graphite matrix material. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

12/28/17 / #20170369859

Methods of combined bioprocessing and related microorganisms, thermophilic and/or acidophilic enzymes, and nucleic acids encoding said enzymes

A genetically modified organism comprising: at least one nucleic acid sequence and/or at least one recombinant nucleic acid isolated from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and encoding a polypeptide involved in at least partially degrading, cleaving, transporting, metabolizing, or removing polysaccharides, cellulose, lignocellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, starch, sugars, sugar oligomers, carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates, chitin, heteroxylans, glycosides, xylan-, glucan-, galactan-, or mannan-decorating groups; and at least one nucleic acid sequence and/or at least one recombinant nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide involved in fermenting sugar molecules to a product. Additionally, enzymatic and/or proteinaceous extracts may be isolated from one or more genetically modified organisms. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

12/28/17 / #20170369381

Methods of forming silicon carbide by spark plasma sintering, methods of forming articles including silicon carbide by spark plasma sintering, and related structures

A method of forming silicon carbide by spark plasma sintering comprises loading a powder comprising silicon carbide into a die and exposing the powder to a pulsed current to heat the powder at a rate of between about 50° c./min and about 200° c./min to a peak temperature while applying a pressure to the powder. The powder is exposed to the peak temperature for between about 30 seconds and about 5 minutes to form a sintered silicon carbide material and the sintered silicon carbide material is cooled. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

12/21/17 / #20170362681

Methods for recovering metals from electronic waste, and related systems

A method of recovering metals from electronic waste comprises providing a powder comprising electronic waste in at least a first reactor and a second reactor and providing an electrolyte comprising at least ferric ions in an electrochemical cell in fluid communication with the first reactor and the second reactor. The method further includes contacting the powders within the first reactor and the second reactor with the electrolyte to dissolve at least one base metal from each reactor into the electrolyte and reduce at least some of the ferric ions to ferrous ions. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354904

Methods and systems for treating a switchable polarity material, and related methods of liquid treatment

A method of treating a switchable polarity material comprises introducing a first feed stream comprising a solvent and a non-polar form of the switchable polarity material to a first side of a gas diffusion membrane. A second feed stream comprising an acid gas is introduced to a second side of the gas diffusion membrane opposing the first side of the gas diffusion membrane. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

11/23/17 / #20170334655

Feeder for bulk solids

A feeder for bulk solids has a rotatable bin with an open bottom and an open top and is tilted so that one side of the bin is substantially vertical. A rotating auger is located within the bin having a vertically oriented exposed helical fin. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

11/16/17 / #20170331663

Systems, devices and methods for communicating data over circularly pulse-shaped waveforms

Circularly pulse-shaped waveforms for communication systems are disclosed herein including a single carrier modulation in which pulse-shaping is performed using a circular convolution by the transmitter for various modulation schemes. A transmitter, related method, and corresponding receiver are also disclosed for demodulation of the single carrier circularly pulse-shaped signal and data extraction.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

11/16/17 / #20170327856

Thermophilic acetylxylan esterase genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms and methods

A genetically modified organism comprising at least one nucleic acid sequence and/or at least one recombinant nucleic acid isolated from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and encoding a polypeptide involved in at least partially degrading, cleaving, transporting, metabolizing, or removing polysaccharide, lignocellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, chitin, heteroxylan, and/or xylan-decorating group; and at least one nucleic acid sequence and/or at least one recombinant nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide involved in fermenting sugar molecules to a product. Additionally, enzymatic and/or proteinaceous extracts may be isolated from one or more genetically modified organisms. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

10/26/17 / #20170308894

Systems and methods for performing file distribution and purchase

A secure computing module (scm) is configured for connection with a host device. The scm includes a processor for performing secure processing operations, a host interface for coupling the processor to the host device, and a memory connected to the processor wherein the processor logically isolates at least some of the memory from access by the host device. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

09/07/17 / #20170254859

Device, system, and method for measuring internal impedance of a test battery using frequency response

Battery impedance testing devices, circuits, systems, and related methods are disclosed. An impedance measurement device includes a current driver configured to generate an excitation current signal to be applied to a test battery responsive to a control signal, and a processor operably coupled with the current driver. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

08/24/17 / #20170245368

Electronic circuits comprising energetic substrates and related methods

A self-protecting electronic circuit may include an energetic substrate comprising an energetic material, a plurality of traces disposed onto the energetic substrate, and at least one surface component couple to the plurality of trace. The self-protecting electronic circuit may optionally include a non-platable insulator disposed on portion of the energetic substrate not having the plurality of traced disposed thereon. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

08/24/17 / #20170242459

Energetic potting materials, electronic devices potted with the energetic potting materials, and related methods

A potted electronic device comprises an electronic device at least partially encapsulated by an energetic potting material. The energetic potting material comprises a halogenated urethane binder and a metal fuel dispersed within the halogenated urethane binder. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

08/03/17 / #20170216773

Methods for separating mixtures

This application discloses the method for separating element or isotopes such as protactinium and gallium and isotopes thereof from a corresponding mixture which method comprises contacting the mixture with a carbon-based separation material, wherein the carbon-based separation material selectively associates with the element or isotope thereof.. . ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

06/22/17 / #20170179530

Ionic liquids, electrolyte solutions including the ionic liquids, and energy storage devices including the ionic liquids

An ionic liquid including a phosphazene compound that has a plurality of phosphorus-nitrogen units and at least one pendant group bonded to each phosphorus atom of the plurality of phosphorus-nitrogen units. One pendant group of the at least one pendant group comprises a positively charged pendant group. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

06/01/17 / #20170153290

Systems and related methods for determining self-discharge currents and internal shorts in energy storage cells

Systems and methods for determining self-discharge currents in an energy storage cell and detecting internal shorts are disclosed. A system includes a dc voltage source configured to provide a constant test voltage selected to be less than an open-circuit voltage of an energy storage cell to the energy storage cell. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

05/18/17 / #20170137337

Flexible energetic materials and related methods

Energetic compositions and methods of forming components from the compositions are provided. In one embodiment, a composition includes aluminum, molybdenum trioxide, potassium perchlorate, and a binder. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

04/20/17 / #20170107524

Type ii restriction modification system methylation subunit of alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius

Isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius are provided. Further provided are methods for modulating or altering recombination inside or outside of a cell using isolated and/or purified polypeptides and/or nucleic acid sequences from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

03/09/17 / #20170067135

Methods for recovering metals from electronic waste, and related systems

A method of recovering metals from electronic waste comprises providing a powder comprising electronic waste in at least a first reactor and a second reactor and providing an electrolyte comprising at least ferric ions in an electrochemical cell in fluid communication with the first reactor and the second reactor. The method further includes contacting the powders within the first reactor and the second reactor with the electrolyte to dissolve at least one base metal from each reactor into the electrolyte and reduce at least some of the ferric ions to ferrous ions. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

03/02/17 / #20170063054

Protective barriers and related methods

Protective barriers for protecting assets (e.g., electrical power transformers and other substation components). The protective barrier may include a lower portion and an upper portion. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

03/02/17 / #20170058281

Transcriptional control in alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and associated genes, proteins, and methods

Isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius are provided. Further provided are methods of modulating transcription or transcription or transcriptional control using isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

02/23/17 / #20170051271

Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic metabolism genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods

Isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius are provided. Further provided are methods for modulating or altering metabolism in a cell using isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

02/09/17 / #20170040638

Phosphoranimine compounds, electrolyte solutions including a phosphoranimine compound, and energy storage devices including same

A phosphoranimine compound comprising a cationic portion bonded to a nitrogen atom of the phosphoranimine compound, a phosphorus atom bonded to the nitrogen atom, pendant groups bonded to the phosphorus atom, and a counterion. An electrolyte solution comprising at least one phosphoranimine compound is also disclosed, as is an energy storage device including the electrolyte solution.. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc

01/05/17 / #20170003354

Energy storage cell impedance measuring apparatus, methods and related systems

Energy storage cell impedance testing devices, circuits, and related methods are disclosed. An energy storage cell impedance measuring device includes a sum of sinusoids (sos) current excitation circuit including differential current sources configured to isolate a ground terminal of the differential current sources from a positive terminal and a negative terminal of an energy storage cell. ... Battelle Energy Alliance Llc








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