Interest in organizational culture has grown enormously over the last twenty years and much
effort has gone into investigating the relationship between organizational culture and
performance. Because most research to date has focused on large organizations, we chose to
investigate the culture in a community bank undergoing a cultural transformation....
Decades of experimental work has illustrated the high degree to which the partitioning of most elements is dependent on phase composition, temperature and pressure. In order to quantitatively describe clinopyroxene partitioning it is required to derive expressions using theoretical constraints calibrated with experimental data.
The experimental database available for such...
In an attempt to understand the phase equilibria and petrogenesis of MORB anorthitic plagioclase, Cr-spinel commonly hosted within anorthitic plagioclase has been investigated petrographically and compositionally. Based on spinel-anorthite relationships from three samples of plagioclase ultra-phyric basalt (PUB; Southeast Indian Ridge, Axial Seamount and West Valley Segment, Juan de Fuca...
Snow Peak is a voluminous shield volcano located ~50 km west of the axis of
the modern Cascade arc. A previously published K-Ar age estimate indicates that the
Snow Peak lavas are ~3 Ma. Subsequently, the preliminary research framework for
studying the Snow Peak lavas focused on constraining the petrogenesis...
A benthic microbial fuel cell (BMFC) is an electrochemical device that
generates current from the redox gradient at the sediment-water interface. Early
prototypes had anodes buried in anoxic sediments and cathodes in overlying water.
The BMFCs described in this dissertation are based on a chamber design that enables
Large digital computer reactor fuel performance codes
perform repeated calculations of temperature profiles
during transients. The thermal response is required to
calculate the mechanical behavior. This mechanical
response in turn feeds back to the thermal calculations
through mechanisms such as fuel swelling or shrinking,
causing changes in the fuel-clad gap...