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Chapter Five Data evaluation Stage One Planning Stage Two Data Collection Stage Three Data Analysis . 3 Ζ 3 Γ Stage Four Oata Evaluation Stage Five Communicating Recommendations Stage Six Implementing Recommendations Stage Seven The Information Audit as a Continuum Data evaluation is stage four of the seven-stage information audit process. Once the survey results have been analysed, they must then be evaluated and interpreted in order to determine what they really mean in the context of the organization in which the information audit has

5 Test Data Evaluation In moving away from a quality assurance strategy, which simply carries out an in- spection, and the increased implementation of error avoidance, a fundamental change has taken place in the field of test data evaluation. Today, test data is no longer used only to demonstrate that manufactured products conform to specifica- tions, but is also increasingly implemented as an indicator for early detection of process errors (Figure 5-1). Target/ Actual comparison Minimum Maximum Consolidation of test results Operator Assessment of

Radiochim. Acta 89, 305–316 (2001)  by Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München Overview of nuclear reaction models used in nuclear data evaluation By M. Herman∗ International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria (Received February 7, 2000; accepted in revised form July 25, 2000) Optical model / DWBA / Coupled channels / Preequilibrium / Compound nucleus Summary. A brief outline of nuclear reaction mechanisms including the optical model, the Distorted Wave Born Approximation, the Coupled Channels, classical and quantum


Optical interferometers as non-contact measurement devices are very desirable for the measurement of surface roughness and topography. Compared to phase shifting interferometers (PSIs) with a limited measurement range and a scan step of maximum λ/4, the optical interferometers like low coherence interferometers (LCIs) evaluating the degree of fringe coherence allow a larger vertical measurement range. Their vertical measurement range is only limited by the scan length allowed by the linear piezo stage and the coherence length of the light source. To evaluate the obtained data for a large range, the common LCIs require much computation time. To overcome this drawback, we present an evaluation algorithm based on the Hilbert-Transform and curve fitting (Levenberg–Marquardt algorithm) using Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) technology, which allows parallel and independent data evaluation on General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU). Firstly, the evaluation algorithm is implemented and tested on an in-house developed LCI, which is based on Michelson configurations. Furthermore, we focus on the performance optimization of the GPU-based program using the different approaches to further achieve efficient and accurate massive parallel computing. Finally, the performance comparison for evaluating measurement data using different approaches is discussed in this paper.

Many polymer chemists still use unreliable and outdated methodologies to obtain reactivity ratios, including poor experimental design, incorrect statistical procedures, and failure to account for uncertainties in the experimental data. There is thus a clear need for a standardized, easy to implement and unbiased method for the determination of reactivity ratios in copolymerization. The objective of this recently initiated project is to outline robust methodologies to determine reactivity ratios, combining experimental procedures with correct data evaluation. The

_ Highlights from the Web This article was contributed by Webmaster Dr. Glenn Carver (, Chairman Prof. J. Alistair Kerr (, and Subcommittee Member Dr. R. A. Cox ( on behalf of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation for Atmospheric Chemistry (of the Commission on Chemical Kinetics, I.4). A Web Site for the IUPAC Subcommittee on Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation for Atmospheric Chemistry The World Wide Web (WWW) has become an almost indispensable tool for scientists in recent years. The

_ Chemical Kinetic Data Evaluation for Atmospheric Chemistry and the IUPAC Kinetics Database It is well established that emissions from human activities are leading to important changes in the composition of the global atmosphere. The impact of emissions on air quality on local and regional scales has been recognized for decades. The importance of intercontinental and global transport of air pollutants is now becoming apparent. More recently, it has become clear that anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols are responsible for radiative forcing of

Z. Phys. Chem. 218 (2004) 1–15  by Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München EXAFS Spectroscopy – Fundamentals, Measurement Techniques, Data Evaluation and Applications in the Field of Phthalocyanines By Venkata Krishnan1, Martin P. Feth1, Eric Wendel1, Yu Chen2, Michael Hanack2, and Helmut Bertagnolli1 , ∗ 1 Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany 2 Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 18, 72076 Tübingen, Germany Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Herbert Zimmermann on the

Physical measurement of triplet invariants: present state of the experiment, data evaluation and future perspectives E. Weckert*, I, R. MüllerII, J. ZellnerII, I. ZegersIII and R. LorisIII I Hasylab at DESY, Notkestr. 85, D-22603 Hamburg, Germany II Institut für Kristallographie, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany III Department of Ultrastructure, Inst. Mol. Biol. Biotechn., VUB, B-1640 St. Genesius Rode, Belgium Received May 9, 2002; accepted August 29, 2002 Abstract. Invariant triplet phases can be determined ex- perimentally by multi


The effect of the hydrothermal modification (HTM) of the deciduous woods birch and aspen on their sorption behavior has been investigated by the vapor sorption method. An analysis of the experimental results was carried out based on the concept of Hansen solubility parameters (HSP), which takes into account the contribution of different forces – dispersion forces, dipole action, and hydrogen bonding – to the total cohesion energy. Sorption isotherms were measured concerning the vapors of water, methanol, and ethanol with unmodified and HTM woods at 160°C and 170°C during 3 and 1 h, respectively. The choice of sorbates was based on the parts of the hydrogen bonding and dispersion force to cohesion energy, in decreasing order of the former and increasing order of the latter. As a criterion of sorption, the value of the monolayer capacity was used, which was derived from the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller equation. Vapor sorption with unmodified and modified wood increased with increasing dispersion force component of the HSP of the sorbate. However, more substantial increase occurred for HTM wood, that is, wood surface became more hydrophobic. The reason for this observation is the change in the decreasing ratio holocellulose/lignin upon HTM. However, the chemical structure of lignin is also changed by HTM.