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              Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve

              Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Board on Physics and Astronomy; Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve

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              Helium has long been the subject of public policy deliberation and management, largely because of its many strategic uses and its unusual source-it is a derived product of natural gas and its market has several anomalous characteristics. Shortly after sources of helium were disco...vered at the beginning of the last century, the U.S. government recognized helium's potential importance to the nation's interests and placed its production and availability under strict governmental control. In the 1960s, helium's strategic value in cold war efforts was reflected in policies that resulted in the accumulation of a large reserve of helium owned by the federal government. The latest manifestation of public policy is expressed in the Helium Privatization Act of 1996 (1996 12 Act), which directs that substantially all of the helium accumulated as a result of those earlier policies be sold off by 2015 at prices sufficient to repay the federal government for its outlays associated with the helium program. The present volume assesses whether the interests of the United States have been well served by the 1996 Act and, in particular, whether selling off the helium reserve has had any adverse effect on U.S. scientific, technical, biomedical, and national security users of helium.
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              ISBN 9780309149792
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2010
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              Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security

              Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Committee on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

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              Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) can accelerate materials development and unify design and manufacturing. This book offers a vision for ICME, a view of case studies and lessons learned, an analysis of technological barriers, and an evaluation of ways to overc...ome cultural and organizational challenges to develop the discipline.
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              ISBN 9780309119993
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2008
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              Separation Technologies for the Industries of the Future

              Separation Technologies for the Industries of the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on Industrial Technology Assessments

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              Separation processes are essential to the chemical, petroleum refining, and materials processing industries. This volume reviews the separation process needs of seven industries and identifies technologies that hold promise for meeting these needs, as well as key technologies tha...t could enable separations.
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              ISBN 9780309063777
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
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              Hierarchical Structures in Biology as a Guide for New Materials Technology

              Hierarchical Structures in Biology as a Guide for New Materials Technology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on Synthetic Hierarchical Structures

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              Hierarchical structures are those assemblages of molecular units or their aggregates embedded within other particles or aggregates. This volume reviews the synthetic techniques and processing procedures for assembling these structures, and identifies typical natural-occurring sys...tems used as models for synthetic efforts and insight on properties.
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              ISBN 9780309046381
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1994
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              Materials Research Agenda for the Automobile and Aircraft Industries

              Materials Research Agenda for the Automobile and Aircraft Industries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on Materials for the 21st Century

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              Presents a materials research agenda for the commercial aircraft and automobile industries. This work uses two case studies as a basis for discussion: the 50-mile-per-gallon, 5-passenger sedan and the high-speed civil transport. Also identified are those general materials drivers... and the materials research required for each field.
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              ISBN 9780309049856
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1993
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              Status and Applications of Diamond and Diamond-Like Materials: An Emerging Technology

              Status and Applications of Diamond and Diamond-Like Materials: An Emerging Technology (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; on Superhard Materials, Committee

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              Discoveries enabling the growth of crystalline diamond by chemical vapor deposition offer the potential for a wide variety of applications. This book examines the state of the technology arising from these discoveries in relation to other allied materials, such as high-pressure d...iamond and cubic boron nitride.
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              ISBN 9780309041966
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1990
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              New Horizons in Electrochemical Science and Technology
               

              New Horizons in Electrochemical Science and Technology (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Materials Advisory Board, National; Committee on Electrochemical aspects of Energy Conservation and Production

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              Reviews the status of electrochemical knowledge, recommends areas of future research and development, identifies technological opportunities in electrochemistry, delineates opportunities for interdisciplinary research, and outlines the socioeconomic impact of electrochemical adva...nces.
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              ISBN 9780309037358
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1987
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              Materials for High-Density Electronic Packaging and Interconnection

              Materials for High-Density Electronic Packaging and Interconnection (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on Materials for High-Density Electronic Packaging

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              ISBN 9780309042338
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1990
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              Counterfeit Deterrent Features for the Next-Generation Currency Design

              Counterfeit Deterrent Features for the Next-Generation Currency Design (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on Next-Generation Currency Design

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              Redesign of US banknotes is necessary in order to incorporate features aimed at discouraging counterfeiting using advanced copiers-scanners-printers. This volume evaluates a large number of such features while recommending a national strategy for anticipating and responding to co...unterfeiting threats.
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              ISBN 9780309050289
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1993
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              Defending the U.S. Air Transportation System Against Chemical and Biological Threats

              Defending the U.S. Air Transportation System Against Chemical and Biological Threats (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Committee on Assessment of Security Technologies for Transportation

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              Historically, most terrorist attacks on civilian targets have involved the use of firearms or explosives, and current defensive strategies are aimed at preventing attacks perpetrated by such means. However, the use of the nerve agent sarin in 1995 to attack the Tokyo subway syste...m, the use of the U.S. mail in 2001 to distribute letters containing anthrax spores, and the discovery in 2004 of the biological toxin ricin in U.S. Senate Office Buildings in Washington, D.C., demonstrate that chemical and biological agents have been added to terrorists' arsenals. Attacks involving chemical/biological agents are of great concern, not only because of the potential for mass casualties but also because there is no strategy or technology fielded today that can respond adequately to this threat. As the United States and other countries reassess the security measures they have in place to prevent or defend against such attacks, the risks to the air transportation system as a primary target become clear. Defending the U.S. Air Transportation System Against Chemical and Biological Threats is an exploration of defensive strategies that could be used to protect air transportation spaces (specifically, airport terminals and aircraft) against attack with chemical or biological agents and makes recommendations with respect to the role of TSA in implementing these strategies.
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              ISBN 9780309100748
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2006
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