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. Noble metals 12;18 C.3. Alkaline earth metalsC.3. Alkaline earth metals 12;19 Elements: Ca, Sr, Ba (Be... . Alkaline earth metalsC.3. Alkaline ... Source: del Barco,...

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K. (2002): A novel group of alkaline earth metal amides: synthesis... ): Not just heavy "Grignards": Recent advances in the organometallic chemistry of the alkaline earth...

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differ in the nature of the angle... ). Weidner and Hamaya (1983) observed that the transition-metal oxides and the alkaline-earth oxides fail... ... Source: Price, G. David -...

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Probing the Kondo lattice model with alkaline-earth-metal atoms  

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We study transport properties of alkaline-earth-metal atoms governed by the Kondo lattice Hamiltonian plus a harmonic confining potential, and suggest simple dynamical probes of several different regimes of the phase diagram that can be implemented with current experimental techniques. In particular, we show how Kondo physics at strong coupling, at low density, and in the heavy fermion phase is manifest in the dipole oscillations of the conduction band upon displacement of the trap center.

Michael Foss-Feig; Michael Hermele; Ana Maria Rey

2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical cell with negative active material based on an alkali or alkaline earth metal  

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In an electrochemical cell the negative active material is an alkali or alkaline earth metal, such as lithium, and the electrolyte comprises a solute and at least one solvent selected from the liquid oxyhalides and which serves also as the positive active material. The electrolyte further comprises a mineral substance the effect of which is to significantly reduce the voltage rise delay of the cell.

Vallin, D.; Chenebault, P.; Grassien, J.-V.; Kerouanton, A.

1985-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Aluminum/alkaline earth metal composites and method for producing  

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A composite is provided having an electrically conducting Al matrix and elongated filaments comprising Ca and/or Sr and/or Ba disposed in the matrix and extending along a longitudinal axis of the composite. The filaments initially comprise Ca and/or Sr and/or Ba metal or allow and then may be reacted with the Al matrix to form a strengthening intermetallic compound comprising Al and Ca and/or Sr and/or Ba. The composite is useful as a long-distance, high voltage power transmission conductor.

Russell, Alan M; Anderson, Iver E; Kim, Hyong J; Freichs, Andrew E

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkali or alkaline earth metal promoted catalyst and a process for methanol synthesis using alkali or alkaline earth metals as promoters  

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The present invention relates to a novel route for the synthesis of methanol, and more specifically to the production of methanol by contacting synthesis gas under relatively mild conditions in a slurry phase with a heterogeneous catalyst comprising reduced copper chromite impregnated with an alkali or alkaline earth metal. There is thus no need to add a separate alkali or alkaline earth compound. The present invention allows the synthesis of methanol to occur in the temperature range of approximately 100--160 C and the pressure range of 40--65 atm. The process produces methanol with up to 90% syngas conversion per pass and up to 95% methanol selectivity. The only major by-product is a small amount of easily separated methyl formate. Very small amounts of water, carbon dioxide and dimethyl ether are also produced. The present catalyst combination also is capable of tolerating fluctuations in the H[sub 2]/CO ratio without major deleterious effect on the reaction rate. Furthermore, carbon dioxide and water are also tolerated without substantial catalyst deactivation.

Tierney, J.W.; Wender, I.; Palekar, V.M.

1995-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Range Interacting Many-Body Systems with Alkaline-Earth-Metal Atoms  

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Alkaline-earth-metal atoms can exhibit long-range dipolar interactions, which are generated via the coherent exchange of photons on the P03-D13 transition of the triplet manifold. In the case of bosonic strontium, which we discuss here, this transition has a wavelength of 2.6???m and a dipole moment of 4.03 D, and there exists a magic wavelength permitting the creation of optical lattices that are identical for the states P03 and D13. This interaction enables the realization and study of mixtures of hard-core lattice bosons featuring long-range hopping, with tunable disorder and anisotropy. We derive the many-body master equation, investigate the dynamics of excitation transport, and analyze spectroscopic signatures stemming from coherent long-range interactions and collective dissipation. Our results show that lattice gases of alkaline-earth-metal atoms permit the creation of long-lived collective atomic states and constitute a simple and versatile platform for the exploration of many-body systems with long-range interactions. As such, they represent an alternative to current related efforts employing Rydberg gases, atoms with large magnetic moment, or polar molecules.

B. Olmos; D. Yu; Y. Singh; F. Schreck; K. Bongs; I. Lesanovsky

2013-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metallic Species on Biochar Reactivity and Syngas Compositions during Steam Gasification  

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Effect of Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metallic Species on Biochar Reactivity and Syngas Compositions during Steam Gasification† ... Briefly, a biomass or biochar sample, held in a platinum (Pt) crucible, was ashed in air following a specially designed ashing program that raised the temperature to a final temperature of 600 °C at a very slow heating rate in order to prevent the ignition of the biomass/biochar hence to avoid the loss of AAEM species from the sample during oxidation. ... Therefore, wood may be a good fuel based on the consideration that this would potentially reduce the ash-related operation problems in a gasifier. ...

Kongvui Yip; Fujun Tian; Jun-ichiro Hayashi; Hongwei Wu

2009-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoluminescence Properties of Alkaline-Earth Oxide Nanoparticles...  

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Properties of Alkaline-Earth Oxide Nanoparticles. Photoluminescence Properties of Alkaline-Earth Oxide Nanoparticles. Abstract: Previous experiments have demonstrated that...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkali metal alkaline Sample Search Results  

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with alkali-metals 9, loi, alkaline earth metals l,18 and some of other rare-earth elements 19, 20 have... alkali metals were doped into C60 solids 9 and...

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Alkaline earth filled nickel skutterudite antimonide thermoelectrics  

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A thermoelectric material including a body centered cubic filled skutterudite having the formula A.sub.xFe.sub.yNi.sub.zSb.sub.12, where A is an alkaline earth element, x is no more than approximately 1.0, and the sum of y and z is approximately equal to 4.0. The alkaline earth element includes guest atoms selected from the group consisting of Be, Mb, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra and combinations thereof. The filled skutterudite is shown to have properties suitable for a wide variety of thermoelectric applications.

Singh, David Joseph

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Syntheses and characterization of energetic compounds constructed from alkaline earth metal cations (Sr and Ba) and 1,2-bis(tetrazol-5-yl)ethane  

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Two new energetic compounds, [M(BTE)(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}]{sub n} (M=Sr(1), Ba(2)) [H{sub 2}BTE=1,2-bis(tetrazol-5-yl)ethane], have been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses reveal that they are isomorphous and exhibit 2D (4,4) net framework, generated by 4-connected Sr{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 10}/Ba{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 10} SBUs linked up by two independent binding modes of H{sub 2}BTE, and the resulting 2D structure is interconnected by hydrogen-bond and strong face to face {pi}-{pi} stacking interactions between two tetrazole rings to lead to a 3D supramolecular architecture. DSC measurements show that they have significant catalytic effects on thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate. Moreover, the photoluminescence properties, thermogravimetric analyses, and flame colors of the as-prepared compounds are also investigated in this paper. - Graphical abstract: Two novel 2D isomorphous alkaline earth metal complexes were assembled by 4-connected Sr{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 10}/Ba{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 10} SBUs and two independent binding modes of H{sub 2}BTE ligands, and the catalytic performances toward thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate and photoluminescent properties of them were investigated. Highlights: > Two novel alkaline earth energetic coordination polymers have been prepared.{yields} Both structures are layered based on 4-connected Sr{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 10}/Ba{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 10} SBUs and two distinct H{sub 2}BTE coordination modes.{yields} The dehydrated products of the compounds possess good thermostability and significant catalytic effects on thermal decomposition of AP.

Xia Zhengqiang [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710069 (China); Chen Sanping, E-mail: sanpingchen@126.com [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710069 (China); Wei Qing, E-mail: weiqq@126.com [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710069 (China); Qiao Chengfang [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710069 (China)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkaline earth cation extraction from acid solution  

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An extractant medium for extracting alkaline earth cations from an aqueous acidic sample solution is described as are a method and apparatus for using the same. The separation medium is free of diluent, free-flowing and particulate, and comprises a Crown ether that is a 4,4'(5')[C.sub.4 -C.sub.8 -alkylcyclohexano]18-Crown-6 dispersed on an inert substrate material.

Dietz, Mark (Elmhurst, IL); Horwitz, E. Philip (Naperville, IL)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum computing with alkaline earth atoms  

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We present a complete scheme for quantum information processing using the unique features of alkaline earth atoms. We show how two completely independent lattices can be formed for the $^1$S$_0$ and $^3$P$_0$ states, with one used as a storage lattice for qubits encoded on the nuclear spin, and the other as a transport lattice to move qubits and perform gate operations. We discuss how the $^3$P$_2$ level can be used for addressing of individual qubits, and how collisional losses from metastable states can be used to perform gates via a lossy blockade mechanism.

Andrew J. Daley; Martin M. Boyd; Jun Ye; Peter Zoller

2008-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline earth chlorides Sample Search...  

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Summary: of the alkaline earth cations, magnesium, calcium, and barium on the dissolution kinetics of quartz PATRICIAM... and alkaline earth cations in near-neutralpH solutions. We...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline earth cations Sample Search Results  

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the cation (alkaline, rare earth... to the cation size. Knowing that the size of rare earth elements and alkaline cations decreases in the following... of results on tungstate...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline earth lithium Sample Search Results  

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the cation (alkaline, rare earth... to the cation size. Knowing that the size of rare earth elements and alkaline cations decreases in the following... of results on tungstate...

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Multi-phase glass-ceramics as a waste form for combined fission products: alkalis, alkaline earths, lanthanides, and transition metals  

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In this study, multi-phase silicate-based glass-ceramics were investigated as an alternate waste form for immobilizing non-fissionable products from used nuclear fuel. Currently, borosilicate glass is the waste form selected for immobilization of this waste stream, however, the low thermal stability and solubility of MoO{sub 3} in borosilicate glass translates into a maximum waste loading in the range of 15-20 mass%. Glass-ceramics provide the opportunity to target durable crystalline phases, e.g., powellite, oxyapatite, celsian, and pollucite, that will incorporate MoO{sub 3} as well as other waste components such as lanthanides, alkalis, and alkaline earths at levels 2X the solubility limits of a single-phase glass. In addition a glass-ceramic could provide higher thermal stability, depending upon the properties of the crystalline and amorphous phases. Glass-ceramics were successfully synthesized at waste loadings of 42, 45, and 50 mass% with the following glass additives: B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, CaO and SiO{sub 2} by slow cooling form from a glass melt. Glass-ceramics were characterized in terms of phase assemblage, morphology, and thermal stability. The targeted phases: powellite and oxyapatite were observed in all of the compositions along with a lanthanide borosilicate, and cerianite. Results of this initial investigation of glass-ceramics show promise as a potential waste form to replace single-phase borosilicate glass.

Crum, Jarrod V.; Turo, Laura A.; Riley, Brian J.; Tang, Ming; Kossoy, Anna

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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tested. Among the different network modifiers,the earth-alkaline... is the simbol that indicates the specific alkaline ion. si4+ A ... Source: Ecole Polytechnique,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline-earth elements studied Sample...  

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by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alkaline-earth elements studied Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Heavy Alkaline-earth Elements: Barium and Radium...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkali metal hydrides Sample Search Results  

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Hf for selected alkali metal hydrides, alkaline earth metal hydrides, transition metal hydrides... of binary hydrides based on alkali metals, alkaline earth ... Source:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline earths Sample Search Results  

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REE with organic matter in alkaline organic rich-water. .H ZRUGV Rare earth... of rare earth elements (REE) to humic acid (HA) and carbonates was studied experimentally at various...

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REE with organic matter in alkaline organic rich-water. .H ZRUGV Rare earth... of rare earth elements (REE) to humic acid (HA) and carbonates was studied experimentally at various...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline earth halogenides Sample Search...  

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REE with organic matter in alkaline organic rich-water. .H ZRUGV Rare earth... of rare earth elements (REE) to humic acid (HA) and carbonates was studied experimentally at various...

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REE with organic matter in alkaline organic rich-water. .H ZRUGV Rare earth... of rare earth elements (REE) to humic acid (HA) and carbonates was studied experimentally at various...

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apply the ab initio... of hafnium silicates (see e.g. Ref. 17). Perov- skite alkaline metal ... Source: Curtarolo, Stefano - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials...

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Improvement of thermoelectric properties of alkaline-earth hexaborides  

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Thermoelectric (TE) and transport properties of alkaline-earth hexaborides were examined to investigate the possibility of improvement in their TE performance. As carrier concentration increased, electrical conductivity increased and the absolute value of the Seebeck coefficient decreased monotonically, while carrier mobility was almost unchanged. These results suggest that the electrical properties of the hexaboride depend largely on carrier concentration. Thermal conductivity of the hexaboride was higher than 10 W/m K even at 1073 K, which is relatively high among TE materials. Alloys of CaB{sub 6} and SrB{sub 6} were prepared in order to reduce lattice thermal conductivity. Whereas the Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity of the alloys were intermediate between those of CaB{sub 6} and SrB{sub 6} single phases, the thermal conductivities of the alloys were lower than those of both single phases. The highest TE performance was obtained in the vicinity of Ca{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}B{sub 6}, indicating that alloying is effective in improving the performance. - Graphical abstract: Thermoelectric figure-of-merit, ZT, for (Ca,Sr)B{sub 6} alloys. The highest ZT value of 0.35 at 1073 K was obtained due to effective reduction of thermal conductivity by alloying.

Takeda, Masatoshi [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)]. E-mail: takeda@mech.nagaokaut.ac.jp; Terui, Manabu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Takahashi, Norihito [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Ueda, Noriyoshi [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ab initio valence-bond cluster model for ionic solids: Alkaline-earth oxides  

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A linear M-O-M (M=metal, O=oxygen) cluster embedded in a Madelung field, and also including the quantum effects of the neighboring ions, is used to represent the alkaline-earth oxides. For this model an ab initio wave function is constructed as a linear combination of Slater determinants written in an atomic orbital basis set, i.e., a valence-bond wave function. Each valence-bond determinant (or group of determinants) corresponds to a resonating valence-bond structure. We have obtained ab initio valence-bond cluster-model wave functions for the electronic ground state and the excited states involved in the optical-gap transitions. Numerical results are reasonably close to the experimental values. Moreover, the model contains the ionic model as a limiting case and can be readily extended and improved.

A. Lorda; F. Illas; J. Rubio; J. B. Torrance

1993-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The pressure induced B1-B2 phase transition of alkaline halides and alkaline earth chalcogenides. A first principles investigation  

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In this work, we considered the pressure induced B1-B2 phase transition of AB compounds. The DFT calculations were carried out for 11 alkaline halides, 11 alkaline earth chalcogenides and the lanthanide pnictide CeP. For both the B1 and the B2 structures of each compound, the energy was calculated as a function of the cell volume. The transition pressure, the bulk moduli and their pressure derivatives were obtained from the corresponding equations of state. The transition path of the Buerger mechanism was described using roots of the transition matrix. We correlated the computed enthalpies of activation to some structure defining properties of the compounds. A fair correlation to Pearsons hardness of the ions was observed. -- Graphical abstract: Pressure induced transition from the B1 structure (left) via the transition state (middle) to the B2 structure (right). Display Omitted highlights: > Pressure induced phase transitions in AB compounds were considered. > Alkaline halides and alkaline earth chalcogenides were treated. > DFT calculations with periodic boundary conditions were applied. > The transition path was described by roots of the transition matrix. > The enthalpy of activation was calculated for numerous compounds.

Potzel, Oliver, E-mail: oliver.potzel@uni-ulm.d [Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, D-89069 Ulm (Germany); Taubmann, Gerhard, E-mail: gerhard.taubmann@uni-ulm.d [Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, D-89069 Ulm (Germany)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized wave functions in the theory of cohesion. III. Model calculations for the alkaline earths and cadmium  

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Model calculations of the cohesive properties of the alkaline earths and cadmium were performed using a bond approach to metals based on localized wave functions of the Wannier type. The model corresponds to the empty-core plane-wave model of Ashcroft. The properties investigated were the cohesive energy, lattice parameter, compressibility, P-V relation, and energy of an electron at the bottom of the conduction band. The results are in satisfactory agreement with experiment and show that a localized-electron theory can be used in a practical way to describe cohesion in metals. A comparison of our calculation to other recent treatments of cohesion is also given.

R. Kalkan; L. A. Girifalco; A. Rothwarf

1974-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Rare Earth Metals and Alloys | Ames Laboratory  

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Mpc » Rare Earth Metals and Alloys Mpc » Rare Earth Metals and Alloys Rare Earth Metals and Alloys Terbium (Tb) and Cerium (Ce) phosphors in your computer screen allow you to see GREEN. Europium (Eu) is the source of the RED light and BLUE emitted by our display. The Ames Laboratory has been actively involved in the preparation of very pure rare earth metals since the early 1940's when Dr. Frank H. Spedding and his group of pioneers developed the ion-exchange process, a technique that separates the "fraternal fifteen" plus yttrium and scandium. As a result of this and subsequent work, high-purity oxides are available from which high-purity rare earth metals can be prepared. In most cases, the rare earth oxides are first converted to their respective fluorides and are then reduced metallothermicaly on a kilogram

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Depolarizing collisions with hydrogen: neutral and singly ionized alkaline earths  

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Depolarizing collisions are elastic or quasielastic collisions that equalize the populations and destroy the coherence between the magnetic sublevels of atomic levels. In astrophysical plasmas, the main depolarizing collider is neutral hydrogen. We consider depolarizing rates on the lowest levels of neutral and singly ionized alkaly-earths Mg I, Sr I, Ba I, Mg II, Ca II, and Ba II, due to collisions with H. We compute ab initio potential curves of the atom-H system and solve the quantum mechanical dynamics. From the scattering amplitudes we calculate the depolarizing rates for Maxwellian distributions of colliders at temperatures T atmosphere, and their effect on Hanle effect diagnostics of solar magnetic fields.

Sainz, Rafael Manso; Sanz-Sanz, Cristina; Aguado, Alfredo; Ramos, Andres Asensio; Bueno, Javier Trujillo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-gas model for molecular crystals. Application to the alkali and alkaline-earth hydroxides  

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A theoretical model for calculating the structure and energy of molecular crystals is presented. The model, which requires no empirical parameters, is based on the Gordon-Kim electron-gas model. Many-body effects are incorporated through the mutual overlap of the electronic distributions of all molecules or ions in the neighborhood of a given point in the crystal. Effects of the crystal environment on the molecular properties are approximated by inclusion of an electrostatic potential that mimics the crystal potential in ab initio calculations on the individual component molecules or ions in the crystal. Application is made to a number of alkali and alkaline-earth hydroxide crystals in which the components are taken to be hydroxide ions, and alkali or alkaline-earth cations. The agreement with experiment is good (within 2.5% in lattice constants and 1.1% in lattice dissociation energy). The calculated changes in molecular dipole moment are between 20 and 40%.

R. LeSar and R. G. Gordon

1982-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Advances in the growth of alkaline-earth halide single crystals for scintillator detectors  

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Alkaline-earth scintillators such as strontium iodide and other alkaline-earth halides activated with divalent europium represent some of the most efficient and highest energy resolution scintillators for use as gamma-ray detectors in a wide range of applications. These applications include the areas of nuclear nonproliferation, homeland security, the detection of undeclared nuclear material, nuclear physics and materials science, medical diagnostics, space physics, high energy physics, and radiation monitoring systems for first responders, police, and fire/rescue personnel. Recent advances in the growth of large single crystals of these scintillator materials hold the promise of higher crystal yields and significantly lower detector production costs. In the present work, we describe new processing protocols that, when combined with our molten salt filtration methods, have led to advances in achieving a significant reduction of cracking effects during the growth of single crystals of SrI2:Eu2+. In particular, we have found that extended pumping on the molten crystal-growth charge under vacuum for time periods extending up to 48 hours is generally beneficial in compensating for variations in the alkaline-earth halide purity and stoichiometry of the materials as initially supplied by commercial sources. These melt-pumping and processing techniques are now being applied to the purification of CaI2:Eu2+ and some mixed-anion europium-doped alkaline-earth halides prior to single-crystal growth by means of the vertical Bridgman technique. The results of initial studies of the effects of aliovalent doping of SrI2:Eu2+ on the scintillation characteristics of this material are also described.

Boatner, Lynn A [ORNL; Ramey, Joanne Oxendine [ORNL; Kolopus, James A [ORNL; Neal, John S [ORNL; Cherepy, Nerine [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Payne, Stephen A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Beck, P [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Burger, Arnold [Fisk University, Nashville; Rowe, E [Fisk University, Nashville; Bhattacharya, P. [Fisk University, Nashville

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Science Showcase - Rare Earth Metal Research from DOE Databases |  

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Rare Earth Metal Research from DOE Databases Rare Earth Metal Research from DOE Databases Information Bridge Energy Citations Database Highlighted documents of Rare Earth Metal research in DOE databases Information Bridge - Corrosion-resistant metal surfaces DOE R&D Project Summaries - Structural and magnetic studies on heavy rare earth metals at high pressures using designer diamonds Energy Citations Database - Intermultiplet transitions in rare-earth metals DOE Green Energy - LaNi.sub.5 is-based metal hydride electrode in Ni-MH rechargeable cells Science.gov - H.R.4866 - Rare Earths Supply-Chain Technology and Resources Transformation Act of 2010 WorldWideScience.org - China produces most of the world's rare earth metals DOepatents - Recycling of rare earth metals from rare earth-transition metal alloy scrap by liquid metal extraction

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SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} - two new Ae-Zn-Sn polar intermetallic compounds (Ae: alkaline earth metal)  

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SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}, two closely related new polar intermetallic compounds, were obtained by high temperature reactions of the elements. Their crystal structures were determined with single crystal XRD methods, and their electronic structures were analyzed by means of DFT calculations. The Zn-Sn structure part of SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} comprises (anti-)PbO-like {l_brace}ZnSn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} and {l_brace}SnZn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} layers. Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} shows similar {l_brace}ZnSn{sub 4/4}{r_brace} layers and {l_brace}Sn{sub 4}Zn{r_brace} slabs constructed of a covalently bonded Sn scaffold capped by Zn atoms. For both phases, the two types of layers are alternatingly stacked and interconnected via Zn-Sn bonds. SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} adopts the SrPd{sub 2}Bi{sub 2} structure type, and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} is isotypic to the R{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Ge{sub 6} compounds (R=La, Ce, Pr, Nd). Band structure calculations indicate that both SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6} are metallic. Analyses of the chemical bonding with the electron localization function (ELF) show lone pair like basins at Sn atoms and Zn-Sn bonding interactions between the layers for both title phases, and covalent Sn-Sn bonding within the {l_brace}Sn{sub 4}Zn{r_brace} layers of Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structures of the new Ae-Zn-Sn polar intermetallic phases SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New polar intermetallic phases SrZn{sub 2}Sn{sub 2} and Ca{sub 2}Zn{sub 3}Sn{sub 6}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Obtained by high temperature reactions of the elements. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Single crystal XRD structure determination and DFT electronic structure calculations. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Closely related crystal and electronic structures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Metallic conductivity coexisting with lone pairs and covalent bonding features.

Stegmaier, Saskia [Department Chemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85747 Garching (Germany); Faessler, Thomas F., E-mail: Thomas.Faessler@lrz.tum.de [Department Chemie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85747 Garching (Germany)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE launches rare earth metals research hub  

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ATL011113_hub ATL011113_hub 01/11/2013 DOE launches rare earth metals research hub Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov Printer-friendly Europium, a rare earth element that has the same relative hardness of lead, is used to create fluorescent lightbulbs. With no proven substitutes, europium is considered critical to the clean energy economy. Photo courtesy of the Ames Laboratory. High Resolution Image The Department of Energy has launched a research hub that focuses on solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for U.S. energy security. Housed at Ames Laboratory in Iowa, Lawrence Livermore has been involved in establishing this Energy Innovation Hub since its conception more than two years ago. In 2010, on behalf of DOE, LLNL hosted the first U.S.-Japan

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Metal oxide films on metal  

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A structure including a thin film of a conductive alkaline earth metal oxide selected from the group consisting of strontium ruthenium trioxide, calcium ruthenium trioxide, barium ruthenium trioxide, lanthanum-strontium cobalt oxide or mixed alkaline earth ruthenium trioxides thereof upon a thin film of a noble metal such as platinum is provided.

Wu, Xin D. (Los Alamos, NM); Tiwari, Prabhat (Los Alamos, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aluminum/alkaline earth metal composites and method for producing...  

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provided having an electrically conducting Al matrix and elongated filaments comprising Ca andor Sr andor Ba disposed in the matrix and extending along a longitudinal axis of...

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A new N-hydroxyethyliminodiacetic acid modified core–shell silica phase for chelation ion chromatography of alkaline earth, transition and rare earth elements  

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Abstract Bare core–shell silica (1.7 ?m) has been modified with iminodiacetic acid functional groups via standard silane chemistry, forming a new N-hydroxyethyliminodiacetic acid (HEIDA) functionalised core–shell stationary phase. The column was applied in high-performance chelation ion chromatography and evaluated for the retention of alkaline earth, transition and heavy metal cations. The influence of nitric acid eluent concentration, addition of complexing agent dipicolinic acid, eluent pH and column temperature on the column performance was investigated. The efficiencies obtained for transition and heavy metal cations (and resultant separations) were comparable or better than those previously obtained for alternative fully porous silica based chelation stationary phases, and a similarly modified monolithic silica column, ranging from ?15 to 56 ?m HETP. Increasing the ionic strength of the eluent with the addition of KNO3 (0.75 M) and increasing the column temperature (70 °C) facilitated the isocratic separation of a mixture of 14 lanthanides and yttrium in under 12 min, with HETP averaging 18 ?m (7 ?m for Ce(III))

Nicola McGillicuddy; Ekaterina P. Nesterenko; Pavel N. Nesterenko; Elaine M. Stack; Jesse O. Omamogho; Jeremy D. Glennon; Brett Paull

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parity violating radiative emission of neutrino pair in heavy alkaline earth atoms of even isotopes  

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Metastable excited states ${}^3P_2, {}^3P_0$ of heavy alkaline earth atoms of even isotopes are studied for parity violating (PV) effects in radiative emission of neutrino pair (RENP). PV terms arise from interference between two diagrams containing neutrino pair emission of valence spin current and nuclear electroweak charge density proportional to the number of neutrons in nucleus. This mechanism gives large PV effects, since it does not suffer from the suppression of 1/(electron mass) usually present for non-relativistic atomic electrons. A controllable magnetic field is crucial to identify RENP process by measuring PV observables. Results of PV asymmetries under the magnetic field reversal and the photon circular polarization reversal are presented for an example of Yb atom.

M. Yoshimura; N. Sasao; S. Uetake

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Methanol synthesis using a catalyst combination of alkali or alkaline earth salts and reduced copper chromite  

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The present invention relates to a novel route for the synthesis of methanol, and more specifically to the production of methanol by contacting synthesis gas under relatively mild conditions in a slurry phase with a catalyst combination comprising reduced copper chromite and basic alkali salts or alkaline earth salts. The present invention allows the synthesis of methanol to occur in the temperature range of approximately 100.degree.-160.degree. C. and the pressure range of 40-65 atm. The process produces methanol with up to 90% syngas conversion per pass and up to 95% methanol selectivity. The only major by-product is a small amount of easily separated methyl formate. Very small amounts of water, carbon dioxide and dimethyl ether are also produced. The present catalyst combination also is capable of tolerating fluctuations in the H.sub.2 /CO ratio without major deleterious effect on the reaction rate. Furthermore, carbon dioxide and water are also tolerated without substantial catalyst deactivation.

Tierney, John W. (Pittsburgh, PA); Wender, Irving (Pittsburgh, PA); Palekar, Vishwesh M. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molten metal reactor and method of forming hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide using the molten alkaline metal reactor  

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A molten metal reactor for converting a carbon material and steam into a gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide is disclosed. The reactor includes an interior crucible having a portion contained within an exterior crucible. The interior crucible includes an inlet and an outlet; the outlet leads to the exterior crucible and may comprise a diffuser. The exterior crucible may contain a molten alkaline metal compound. Contained between the exterior crucible and the interior crucible is at least one baffle.

Bingham, Dennis N.; Klingler, Kerry M.; Turner, Terry D.; Wilding, Bruce M.

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The Materials Preparation Center - Making Rare Earth Metals - Part 3  

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Trevor Riedeman, manager of the MPC Rare Earth Materials Section, gives a presentation on the importance of rare earth metals and how they are made at Ames Laboratory. Part 3 of 4.

Riedemann, Trevor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Materials Preparation Center - Making Rare Earth Metals - Part 2  

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Trevor Riedeman, manager of the MPC Rare Earth Materials Section, gives a presentation on the importance of rare earth metals and how they are made at Ames Laboratory. Part 2 of 4.

Riedemann, Trevor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Materials Preparation Center - Making Rare Earth Metals - Part 1  

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Trevor Riedeman, manager of the MPC Rare Earth Materials Section, gives a presentation on the importance of rare earth metals and how they are made at Ames Laboratory. Part 1 of 4.

Riedemann, Trevor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Materials Preparation Center - Making Rare Earth Metals - Part 4  

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Trevor Riedeman, manager of the MPC Rare Earth Materials Section, gives a presentation on the importance of rare earth metals and how they are made at Ames Laboratory. Part 4 of 4.

Riedemann, Trevor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Materials Preparation Center - Making Rare Earth Metals - Part 3  

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Trevor Riedeman, manager of the MPC Rare Earth Materials Section, gives a presentation on the importance of rare earth metals and how they are made at Ames Laboratory. Part 3 of 4.

Riedemann, Trevor

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Materials Preparation Center - Making Rare Earth Metals - Part 1  

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Trevor Riedeman, manager of the MPC Rare Earth Materials Section, gives a presentation on the importance of rare earth metals and how they are made at Ames Laboratory. Part 1 of 4.

Riedemann, Trevor

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preferential Acidic, Alkaline and Neutral Solubility of Metallic Elements In Fly Ash  

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Preferential Acidic, Alkaline and Neutral Solubility of Preferential Acidic, Alkaline and Neutral Solubility of Metallic Elements in Fly Ash Ann G. Kim 1 1 ORISE Research Fellow, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Department of Energy, 626 Cochrans Mill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940 KEYWORDS: Coal Utilization By-Products, leaching, pH ABSTRACT In the US, over 100 million tons of coal utilization by-products (CUB) are generated annually. To determine if exposure of these materials to aqueous fluids poses an environmental threat, researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have conducted extensive leaching tests. Five 1 kg samples of 35 PC fly ashes have been leached with acid, neutral and alkaline solutions at an approximate rate of 130 mL/d for 1 to 3 months. The leachates are

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DOE Announces RFI on Rare Earth Metals | Department of Energy  

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RFI on Rare Earth Metals RFI on Rare Earth Metals DOE Announces RFI on Rare Earth Metals May 6, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - The Department of Energy has released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting information on rare earth metals and other materials used in the energy sector. The request is specifically focused on rare earth metals (e.g., lanthanum, cerium and neodymium) and several other metals including lithium and cobalt, but respondents are welcome to identify other materials of interest. These materials are important to the development and deployment of a variety of clean energy technologies, such as wind turbines, hybrid vehicles, solar panels and energy efficient light bulbs. In a March 17 speech, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy & International Affairs David Sandalow announced that DOE is developing its

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DOE Announces RFI on Rare Earth Metals | Department of Energy  

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RFI on Rare Earth Metals RFI on Rare Earth Metals DOE Announces RFI on Rare Earth Metals May 6, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - The Department of Energy has released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting information on rare earth metals and other materials used in the energy sector. The request is specifically focused on rare earth metals (e.g., lanthanum, cerium and neodymium) and several other metals including lithium and cobalt, but respondents are welcome to identify other materials of interest. These materials are important to the development and deployment of a variety of clean energy technologies, such as wind turbines, hybrid vehicles, solar panels and energy efficient light bulbs. In a March 17 speech, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy & International Affairs David Sandalow announced that DOE is developing its

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkali alkaline earth Sample Search Results  

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Waterloo Collection: Chemistry 2 GEOL 305 Lecture 5 Felsic MaficIntermediate Summary: rare rhyolite Calc-alkaline and tholeiite basalts common, with less alkali basalt Mafic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline earth silicate Sample Search Results  

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Science 7 Geothermal fluxes of alkalinity in the Narayani river system of central Nepal Summary: estimate that the springs provide 25 (15)% of the silicate-derived...

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Quantum magnetism in ultracold alkali and alkaline-earth fermion systems with symplectic symmetry  

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We numerically study the quantum magnetism of ultracold alkali and alkaline-earth fermion systems with large hyperfine spin F=32, which are characterized by a generic Sp(N) symmetry with N=4. The methods of exact diagonalization (ED) and density matrix renormalization group are employed for the large size one-dimensional (1D) systems, and the ED method is applied to a two-dimensional (2D) square lattice on small sizes. We focus on the magnetic exchange models in the Mott-insulating state at quarter-filling. Both 1D and 2D systems exhibit rich phase diagrams depending on the ratio between the spin exchanges J0 and J2 in the bond spin singlet and quintet channels, respectively. In one dimension, the ground states exhibit a long-range-ordered dimerization with a finite spin gap at J0/J2>1 and a gapless spin-liquid state at J0/J2?1, respectively. In the former and latter cases, the correlation functions exhibit the two-site and four-site periodicities, respectively. In two-dimensions, various spin-correlation functions are calculated up to the size of 4×4. The Néel-type spin correlation dominates at large values of J0/J2, while a 2×2 plaquette correlation is prominent at small values of this ratio. Between them, a columnar spin-Peierls dimerization correlation peaks. We infer the competition among the plaquette ordering, the dimer ordering, and the Néel ordering in the 2D system.

Hsiang-Hsuan Hung; Yupeng Wang; Congjun Wu

2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Monte Carlo simulations of electron thermalization in alkali iodide and alkaline-earth fluoride scintillators  

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A Monte Carlo model of electron thermalization in inorganic scintillators, which was developed and applied to CsI in a previous publication [Wang et al., J. Appl. Phys. 110, 064903 (2011)], is extended to another material of the alkali halide class, NaI, and to two materials from the alkaline-earth halide class, CaF{sub 2} and BaF{sub 2}. This model includes electron scattering with both longitudinal optical (LO) and acoustic phonons as well as the effects of internal electric fields. For the four pure materials, a significant fraction of the electrons recombine with self-trapped holes and the thermalization distance distributions of the electrons that do not recombine peak between approximately 25 and 50 nm and extend up to a few hundreds of nanometers. The thermalization time distributions of CaF{sub 2}, BaF{sub 2}, NaI, and CsI extend to approximately 0.5, 1, 2, and 7 ps, respectively. The simulations show that the LO phonon energy is a key factor that affects the electron thermalization process. Indeed, the higher the LO phonon energy is, the shorter the thermalization time and distance are. The thermalization time and distance distributions show no dependence on the incident {gamma}-ray energy. The four materials also show different extents of electron-hole pair recombination due mostly to differences in their electron mean free paths (MFPs), LO phonon energies, initial densities of electron-hole pairs, and static dielectric constants. The effect of thallium doping is also investigated for CsI and NaI as these materials are often doped with activators. Comparison between CsI and NaI shows that both the larger size of Cs{sup +} relative to Na{sup +}, i.e., the greater atomic density of NaI, and the longer electron mean free path in NaI compared to CsI contribute to an increased probability for electron trapping at Tl sites in NaI versus CsI.

Wang Zhiguo; Gao Fei; Kerisit, Sebastien [Fundamental and Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States); Xie Yulong [Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States); Campbell, Luke W. [National Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monte Carlo simulations of electron thermalization in alkali iodide and alkaline-earth fluoride scintillators  

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A Monte Carlo model of electron thermalization in inorganic scintillators, which was developed and applied to CsI in a previous publication [Wang et al., J. Appl. Phys. 110, 064903 (2011)], is extended to another material of the alkali halide class, NaI, and to two materials from the alkaline-earth halide class, CaF2 and BaF2. This model includes electron scattering with both longitudinal optical (LO) and acoustic phonons as well as the effects of internal electric fields. For the four pure materials, a significant fraction of the electrons recombine with self-trapped holes and the thermalization distance distributions of the electrons that do not recombine peak between approximately 25 and 50 {per_thousand}nm and extend up to a few hundreds of nanometers. The thermalization time distributions of CaF2, BaF2, NaI, and CsI extend to approximately 0.5, 1, 2, and 7 ps, respectively. The simulations show that the LO phonon energy is a key factor that affects the electron thermalization process. Indeed, the higher the LO phonon energy is, the shorter the thermalization time and distance are. The thermalization time and distance distributions show no dependence on the incident {gamma}-ray energy. The four materials also show different extents of electron-hole pair recombination due mostly to differences in their electron mean free paths (MFPs), LO phonon energies, initial densities of electron-hole pairs, and static dielectric constants. The effect of thallium doping is also investigated for CsI and NaI as these materials are often doped with activators. Comparison between CsI and NaI shows that both the larger size of Cs+ relative to Na+, i.e., the greater atomic density of NaI, and the longer electron mean free path in NaI compared to CsI contribute to an increased probability for electron trapping at Tl sites in NaI versus CsI.

Wang, Zhiguo; Xie, YuLong; Campbell, Luke W.; Gao, Fei; Kerisit, Sebastien N.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in alkaline peroxide dissolution of low-enriched uranium metal and silicide targets  

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This paper reports recent progress on two alkaline peroxide dissolution processes: the dissolution of low-enriched uranium metal and silicide (U{sub 3}Si{sub 2}) targets. These processes are being developed to substitute low-enriched for high-enriched uranium in targets used for production of fission-product {sup 99}Mo. Issues that are addressed include (1) dissolution kinetics of silicide targets, (2) {sup 99}Mo lost during aluminum dissolution, (3) modeling of hydrogen peroxide consumption, (4) optimization of the uranium foil dissolution process, and (5) selection of uranium foil barrier materials. Future work associated with these two processes is also briefly discussed.

Chen, L.; Dong, D.; Buchholz, B.A.; Vandegrift, G.F. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Chemical Technology Div.; Wu, D. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Redox Active Catalysts Utilizing Earth Abundant Metals | Center...  

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Redox Active Catalysts Utilizing Earth Abundant Metals 14 Mar 2014 Ryan Trovitch has recently joined the team of the BISfuel PIs. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of...

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Alkaline sorbent injection for mercury control  

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A mercury removal system for removing mercury from combustion flue gases is provided in which alkaline sorbents at generally extremely low stoichiometric molar ratios of alkaline earth or an alkali metal to sulfur of less than 1.0 are injected into a power plant system at one or more locations to remove at least between about 40% and 60% of the mercury content from combustion flue gases. Small amounts of alkaline sorbents are injected into the flue gas stream at a relatively low rate. A particulate filter is used to remove mercury-containing particles downstream of each injection point used in the power plant system.

Madden, Deborah A. (Boardman, OH); Holmes, Michael J. (Washington Township, Stark County, OH)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkaline sorbent injection for mercury control  

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A mercury removal system for removing mercury from combustion flue gases is provided in which alkaline sorbents at generally extremely low stoichiometric molar ratios of alkaline earth or an alkali metal to sulfur of less than 1.0 are injected into a power plant system at one or more locations to remove at least between about 40% and 60% of the mercury content from combustion flue gases. Small amounts of alkaline sorbents are injected into the flue gas stream at a relatively low rate. A particulate filter is used to remove mercury-containing particles downstream of each injection point used in the power plant system.

Madden, Deborah A. (Boardman, OH); Holmes, Michael J. (Washington Township, Stark County, OH)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkaline earth lead and tin compounds Ae2Pb, Ae2Sn, Ae=Ca,Sr,Ba, as thermoelectric materials  

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We present a detailed theoretical study of three alkaline earth compounds Ca2Pb, Sr2Pb and Ba2Pb, which have undergone little previous study, calculating electronic band structures and Boltzmann transport and bulk moduli using density functional theory. We also study the corresponding tin compounds Ca2 Sn, Sr2 Sn and Ba2 Sn. We find that these are all narrow band gap semiconductors with an electronic structure favorable for thermoelectric performance, with substantial thermopowers for the lead compounds at temperature ranges from 300 to 800 K. For the lead compounds, we further find very low calculated bulk moduli - roughly half of the values for the lead chalcogenides, suggestive of soft phonons and hence low lattice thermal conductivity. All these facts indicate that these materials merit experimental investigation as potential high performance thermoelectrics. We find good potential for thermoelectric performance in the environmentally friendly stannide materials, particularly at high temperature.

Parker, David S [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methanol synthesis using a catalyst combination of alkali or alkaline earth salts and reduced copper chromite for methanol synthesis  

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The present invention relates to a novel route for the synthesis of methanol, and more specifically to the production of methanol by contacting synthesis gas under relatively mild conditions in a slurry phase with a catalyst combination comprising reduced copper chromite and basic alkali salts or alkaline earth salts. The present invention allows the synthesis of methanol to occur in the temperature range of approximately 100.degree.-160.degree. C. and the pressure range of 40-65 atm. The process produces methanol with up to 90% syngas conversion per pass and up to 95% methanol selectivity. The only major by-product is a small amount of easily separated methyl formate. Very small amounts of water, carbon dioxide and dimethyl ether are also produced. The present catalyst combination also is capable of tolerating fluctuations in the H.sub.2 /CO ratio without major deleterious effect on the reaction rate. Furthermore, carbon dioxide and water are also tolerated without substantial catalyst deactivation.

Tierney, John W. (Pittsburgh, PA); Wender, Irving (Pittsburgh, PA); Palekar, Vishwesh M. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydration of Alkaline Earth Metal Dications: Effects of Metal Ion Size Determined Using Infrared Action Spectroscopy  

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, and Evan R. Williams* Department of Chemistry, UniVersity of California, Berkeley, California 94720 Action Spectroscopy Matthew F. Bush, Jeremy T. O'Brien, James S. Prell, Chih-Che Wu,§ Richard J. Saykally) Rodriguez-Cruz, S. E.; Jockusch, R. A.; Williams, E. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 8898­8906. (3) Carl, D

Cohen, Ronald C.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkali-transition metal borohydrides Sample...  

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alkaline earth metal) ... Source: DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program Collection: Energy Storage,...

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Rare earth-transition metal scrap treatment method  

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Rare earth-transition metal (e.g. iron) scrap (e.g. Nd-Fe-B scrap) is melted to reduce the levels of tramp oxygen and nitrogen impurities therein. The tramp impurities are reduced in the melt by virtue of the reaction of the tramp impurities and the rare earth to form dross on the melt. The purified melt is separated from the dross for reuse. The oxygen and nitrogen of the melt are reduced to levels acceptable for reuse of the treated alloy in the manufacture of end-use articles, such as permanent magnets. 3 figs.

Schmidt, F.A.; Peterson, D.T.; Wheelock, J.T.; Jones, L.L.; Lincoln, L.P.

1992-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice dynamics of the potential-induced breathing model: Phonon dispersion in the alkaline-earth oxides  

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We find the dynamical matrix for the potential-induced breathing (PIB) model for ionic solids, and calculate with no adjustable parameters the phonon-dispersion relations for the alkaline-earth oxides in the B1 structure. Our approach is similar to that of Gordon and Kim, in which the crystalline charge densities are estimated by overlapping atomic charge densities, which are then converted to energy by electron-gas approximations. It goes beyond the original Gordon-Kim model by allowing for spherical breathing of the atoms in response to the long-range potential, and beyond later refinements of the modified-electron-gas models by explicitly including the effects of PIB on the self-energy and the overlap interactions. This allows us to treat general deformations and lattice dynamics including the many-body PIB effects. PIB couples the long- and short-range forces in a way that is not present in any other lattice-dynamical model, since the spherical charge relaxation is coupled to the long-range electrostatic potential. PIB gives better agreement for the splitting of the longitudinal- and transverse-optic mode frequencies than is found with rigid-ion models, as well as much improved acoustic branches. PIB is a nonempirical model; no experimental data are used other than the values of fundamental constants such as Planck’s constant and the atomic masses.

Ronald E. Cohen; L. L. Boyer; M. J. Mehl

1987-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Announces Second RFI on Rare Earth Metals | Department of Energy  

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Second RFI on Rare Earth Metals Second RFI on Rare Earth Metals DOE Announces Second RFI on Rare Earth Metals March 22, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - The Department of Energy today released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting information from the public on rare earth metals and other materials used in the energy sector. Responses to this RFI will inform an update to DOE's Critical Materials Strategy (pdf - 5.7mb ), released December 15, 2010, that assessed the use of rare earth metals and other materials important to the development and deployment of a variety of clean energy technologies, such as wind turbines, hybrid vehicles, solar panels and energy efficient light bulbs. The updated strategy, expected later this year, will include additional analysis of rapidly-changing market conditions. It will analyze the use

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Solvent extraction of rare-earth metals by carboxylic acids  

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The solvent extraction of the trivalent lanthanides and yttrium from nitrate media by solutions of carboxylic acids in xylene has been studied. Commercially available carboxylic acids such as Versatic 10 and naphthenic acids were used, as well as model compounds of known structure, such as 2-ethylhexanoic and 3-cyclohexylpropanoic acids. In a few cases, extraction of the metals from sulphate and chloride solutions was also investigated. The dependence of the extraction properties of the carboxylic acids on the atomic number of the lanthanide shows a definite relationship to the steric bulk of the carboxylic acid molecule quantified by means of the steric parameter, E{sub s}{prime} of the substituent alkyl group. The stoichiometries of the extracted complexes for representative light (La), middle (Gd) and heavy (Lu) rare-earth metals were investigated by the slope-analysis technique for a sterically hindered acid (Versatic 10 acid; -E{prime}{sub s} = 3.83) and an acid with low steric hindrance (3-cyclohexylpropanoic acid; -E{prime}{sub s} = 0.28). 14 refs., 13 figs., 3 tabs.

Preez, A.C. du; Preston, J.S. [Mintek, Randburg (South Africa)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential-induced breathing model for the elastic moduli and high-pressure behavior of the cubic alkaline-earth oxides  

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A parameter-free model is presented for the elastic constants and high-pressure behavior of the alkaline-earth oxides MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO. The model is based on a Gordon-Kim-type calculation for the short-range energy of a crystal. Spherically symmetric relaxation of ion charge density in response to the Madelung potential, termed potential-induced breathing (PIB), is incorporated into the model as a function of strain. This charge relaxation is accomplished by the use of a Watson-sphere calculation to obtain the interaction energy of pairs of ions as a function of both interatomic distance and Coulomb potential. By this technique many-body effects, which are particularly important for the prediction of crystal elasticity, are included. The model successfully reproduces both the sign and magnitude of the deviation (?=C12-C44) from the Cauchy relation measured at zero pressure for the cubic alkaline-earth oxides. Static compression curves calculated in both the B1 and B2 phases of these compounds are found to be within 5% of the available room-temperature data. From a calculation of the pressure dependence of the elastic moduli, the role of many-body effects at high pressure is determined. The B1-B2 phase transition pressures are calculated within the PIB model to be 251 GPa (MgO), 55 GPa (CaO), 36 GPa (SrO), and 21 GPa (BaO), in very good agreement with available experimental data for these compounds.

M. J. Mehl; R. J. Hemley; L. L. Boyer

1986-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Diversity of accessory minerals in rare-metal-rare earth pegmatites  

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About 150 accessory minerals have been identified in the rare-metal-rare earth pegmatites, including 36 OH-, F- and H2 O-bearing silicates, 27 volatile-free silicates, 31 complex oxides, and 17 carbonates. Most a...

B. M. Shmakin

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Pressure Phase Transformations in Heavy Rare Earth Metals and Connections to Actinide Crystal Structures  

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High-pressure studies have been performed on heavy rare earth metals Terbium (Tb) to 155 GPa and Holmium (Ho) to 134 GPa in a diamond anvil cell at room temperature. The following crystal structure sequence was observed in both metals hcp {yields} Sm-type {yields} dhcp {yields} distorted fcc (hR-24) {yields} monoclinic (C2/m) with increasing pressure. The last transformation to a low symmetry monoclinic phase is accompanied by a volume collapse of 5 % for Tb at 51 GPa and a volume collapse of 3 % for Ho at 103 GPa. This volume collapse under high pressure is reminiscent of f-shell delocalization in light rare earth metal Cerium (Ce), Praseodymium (Pr), and heavy actinide metals Americium (Am) and Curium (Cm). The orthorhombic Pnma phase that has been reported in Am and Cm after f-shell delocalization is not observed in heavy rare earth metals under high pressures. (authors)

Vohra, Yogesh K.; Sangala, Bagvanth Reddy; Stemshorn, Andrew K. [Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), 310 Campbell Hall, 1300 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL, 35294-1170 (United States); Hope, Kevin M. [Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, University of Montevallo, Harman Hall, Station 6480, Montevallo, AL, 35115 (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal Fields in Dilute Rare-Earth Metals Obtained from Magnetization Measurements on Dilute Rare-Earth Alloys  

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Crystal field parameters of Tb, Dy, and Er in Sc, Y, and Lu are summarized. These parameters are obtained from magnetization measurements on dilute single crystals, and successfully checked by a number of different methods. The crystal field parameters vary unpredictably with the rare-earth solute. B40, B60, and B66 are similar in Y and Lu. Crystal field parameters for the pure metals Tb, Dy, and Er are estimated from the crystal fields in Y and Lu.

P. Touborg and J. Høg

1974-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Unimolecular and hydrolysis channels for the detachment of water from microsolvated alkaline earth dication (Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+) clusters  

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We examine theoretically the three channels that are associated with the detachment of a single water molecule from the aqueous clusters of the alkaline earth dications, [M(H2O)n]2+, M = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, n ? 6. These are the unimolecular water loss (M2+(H2O)n-1 + H2O) and the two hydrolysis channels resulting to the loss of hydronium ([MOH(H2O)n-2]+ + H3O+) and Zundel ([MOH(H2O)n-3]+ + H3O+(H2O)) cations. The Potential Energy Curves (PECs) corresponding to those three channels were constructed at the Møller-Plesset second order perturbation (MP2) level of theory with basis sets of double- and triple-? quality. We furthermore investigated the water and hydronium loss channels from the mono-hydroxide water clusters with up to four water molecules, [MOH(H2O)n]+, 1 ? n ? 4. Our results indicate the preference of the hydronium loss and possibly the Zundel cation loss channels for the smallest size clusters, whereas the unimolecular water loss channel is preferred for the larger ones as well as the mono-hydroxide clusters. Although the charge separation (hydronium and Zundel cation loss) channels produce more stable products when compared to the ones for the unimolecular water loss, they also require the surmounting of high energy barriers, a fact that makes the experimental observation of fragments related to these hydrolysis channels difficult.

Miliordos, Evangelos; Xantheas, Sotiris S.

2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Project EARTH-14-SHELLDP1: Developing Metal Isotope Tracers for Understanding Sediment Depositional Environments  

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Project EARTH-14-SHELLDP1: Developing Metal Isotope Tracers for Understanding Sediment Depositional and the mechanisms behind temporal and spatial variations in organic matter quantity and quality. The project work will involve becoming proficient in clean room procedures, chemical separation techniques

Henderson, Gideon

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Ternary rare earth and actinoid transition metal carbides viewed as carbometalates  

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Ternary carbides A{sub x}T{sub y}C{sub z} (A=rare earth metals and actinoids; T=transition metals) with monoatomic species C{sup 4-} as structural entities are classified according to the criteria (i) metal to carbon ratio, (ii) coordination number of the transition metal by carbon atoms, and (iii) the dimensionality of the anionic network [T{sub y}C{sub z}]{sup n-}. Two groups are clearly distinguishable, depending on the metal to carbon ratio. Those where this ratio is equal to or smaller than 2 may be viewed as carbometalates, thus extending the sequence of complex anions from fluoro-, oxo-, and nitridometalates to carbometalates. The second group, metal-rich carbides with metal to carbon ratios equal to or larger than 4 is better viewed as typical intermetallics (''interstitial carbides''). The chemical bonding properties have been investigated by analyzing the Crystal Orbital Hamilton Population (COHP). The chemical bonding situation with respect to individual T-C bonds is similar in both classes. The main difference is the larger number of metal-metal bonds in the crystal structures of the metal-rich carbides.

Dashjav, Enkhtsetseg [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Strasse 40, D-01187 Dresden (Germany); Kreiner, Guido [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Strasse 40, D-01187 Dresden (Germany); Schnelle, Walter [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Strasse 40, D-01187 Dresden (Germany); Wagner, Frank R. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Strasse 40, D-01187 Dresden (Germany); Kniep, Ruediger [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Strasse 40, D-01187 Dresden (Germany)], E-mail: Kniep@cpfs.mpg.de; Jeitschko, Wolfgang [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universitaet Muenster, Wilhelm-Klemm-Strasse 8, D-48149 Muenster (Germany)], E-mail: jeitsch@uni-muenster.de

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Enthusiastic employees: sustaining the Earth January 30, 2014 Green Teams work hard to make sustainable choices at home, at work The Lab has made many energy sustainable...

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hydrological controls on carbon cycling in flood plain ecosystems into Earth System Models. - 5814 Nathan McDowell measures photosynthesis at the SUrvival MOrtality...

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Tar Reforming in Model Gasifier Effluents: Transition Metal/Rare Earth Oxide Catalysts  

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Tar Reforming in Model Gasifier Effluents: Transition Metal/Rare Earth Oxide Catalysts ... So in this work we investigated the action of transition metal oxides (TMOs) other than Ni (e.g., Fe, Mn) mixed with REOs for tar reforming, at a medium temperature range (923–1073 K) and under conditions where direct reforming would dominate. ... The heated gas mixture passed through a 1/2” stainless steel tube containing 0.2–1 g of catalyst (40–60 mesh size) diluted with mullite and positioned between beds of ?-Al2O3. ...

Rui Li; Amitava Roy; Joseph Bridges; Kerry M. Dooley

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge Compensation in RE3+ (RE = Eu, Gd) and M+ (M = Li, Na, K) Co-Doped Alkaline Earth Nanofluorides Obtained by Microwave Reaction with Reactive Ionic Liquids Leading to Improved Optical Properties  

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Alkaline earth fluorides are extraordinarily promising host matrices for phosphor materials with regard to rare earth doping. In particular, quantum cutting materials, which might considerably enhance the efficiency of mercury-free fluorescent lamps or SC solar cells, are often based on rare earth containing crystalline fluorides such as NaGdF4, GdF3 or LaF3. Substituting most of the precious rare earth ions and simultaneously retaining the efficiency of the phosphor is a major goal. Alkaline earth fluoride nanoparticles doped with trivalent lanthanide ions (which are required for the quantum cutting phenomenon) were prepared via a microwave assisted method in ionic liquids. As doping trivalent ions into a host with divalent cations requires charge compensation, this effect was thoroughly studied by powder X-ray and electron diffraction, luminescence spectroscopy and 23Na, 139La and 19F solid state NMR spectroscopy. Monovalent alkali ions were codoped with the trivalent lanthanide ions to relieve stress and achieve a better crystallinity and higher quantum cutting abilities of the prepared material. 19F-magic angle spinning (MAS)-NMR-spectra, assisted by 19F{23Na} rotational echo double resonance (REDOR) studies, reveal distinct local fluoride environments, the populations of which are discussed in relation to spatial distribution and clustering models. In the co-doped samples, fluoride species having both Na+ and La3+ ions within their coordination sphere can be identified and quantified. This interplay of mono- and trivalent ions in the CaF2 lattice appears to be an efficient charge compensation mechanism that allows for improved performance characteristics of such co-doped phosphor materials.

Lorbeer, C [Ruhr-Universitat Bochum; Behrends, F [Westfalische Wilhelsm-Universitat Munster; Cybinska, J [Ruhr Universitat Bochum; Eckert, H [Westfalische Wilhelsm-Universitat Munster; Mudring, Anja -V [Ames Laboratory

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature desulfurization of gasifier effluents with rare earth and rare earth/transition metal oxides  

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We have improved the application of mixed rare-earth oxides (REOs) as hot gas desulfurization adsorbents by impregnating them on stable high surface area supports and by the inclusion of certain transition metal oxides. We report comparative desulfurization experiments at high temperature (900 K) using a synthetic biomass gasifier effluent containing 0.1 vol % H{sub 2}S, along with H{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, and water. More complex REO sorbents outperform the simpler CeO{sub 2}/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} mixtures, in some cases significantly. Supporting REOs on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} (?20 wt % REO) or ZrO{sub 2} actually increased the sulfur capacities found after several cycles on a total weight basis. Another major increase in sulfur capacity took place when MnO{sub x} or FeO{sub x} is incorporated. Apparently most of the Mn or Fe is dispersed on or near the surface of the mixed REOs because the capacities with REOs greatly exceeded those of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-supported MnO{sub x} or FeO{sub x} alone at these conditions. In contrast, incorporating Cu has little effect on sulfur adsorption capacities. Both the REO and transition metal/REO adsorbents could be regenerated completely using air for at least five repetitive cycles.

Dooley, Kerry M.; Kalakota, Vikram; Adusumilli, Sumana

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Cathode Architectures Customized for H2/O2 Metal-Cation-Free Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells  

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A final significant finding was that Pt-free Vulcan XC-72R?only cathodes can produce between 25% and 36% of the power obtained when Pt/C catalysts were used in SPE-AFCs (this is not the case with PEMFCs where carbon is electrokinetically inactive for the oxygen reduction reaction at the cathode); this insight highlights the necessity of recording the background currents, arising from the carbon supports, when testing different catalyst formulations in alkaline media. ... The Ag/C catalyst performed poorly for the hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR) at the anode of a SPE-AFC and for the ORR at the cathode of a PEMFC. ... MEA E containing the E-Tek-catalyzed carbon paper electrode did not perform as well as MEA A. ...

Christelle Tamain; Simon D. Poynton; Robert C. T. Slade; Bryony Carroll; John R. Varcoe

2007-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Pseudocrystalline model of the magnetic anisotropy in amorphous rare-earth–transition-metal thin films  

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A pseudocrystalline model is proposed to explain the occurrence of perpendicular anisotropy in amorphous rare-earth–transition metal (R-T) thin films. It is based on the central hypothesis that during layer-by-layer growth small planar hexagonal units are formed defining on average a preferential axis perpendicular to the film plane. The units are similar in structure to relaxed crystalline ones and are estimated to typically comprise six rare-earth atoms. They are regarded as an idealized model of the short-range order and are consistent with the known nearest-neighbor R-T and T-T coordination numbers in the amorphous state. This model is able to explain the known experimental results concerning the influence of composition, substrate temperature, annealing, and bombardment effects during sputter deposition on the magnetic anisotropy of thin amorphous rare-earth–transition-metal films of the system (Nd, Tb, Dy) (Fe, Co), as well as the destruction of this anisotropy by additives.

D. Mergel; H. Heitmann; P. Hansen

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge screening and magnetic anisotropy in metallic rare-earth systems  

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The calculation of magnetic anisotropy constants is performed beyond the point-charge model for a continuous charge-density distribution of screening conduction electrons. An important role of the nonuniform electron density, in particular, of the Friedel oscillations, in the formation of crystal field is demonstrated. Such effects can modify strongly the effective ion (impurity) charge and even change its sign. This enables one to justify the anion model, which is often used for discussing experimental data on hydrogen-containing systems. Possible applications to the pure rare-earth metals and RCo5 (R=rare earth) compounds are discussed. The deformation of magnetic structure near the interstitial positive muon owing to the strong local anisotropy, and the corresponding contribution to the dipole field at the muon are considered.

V. Yu. Irkhin and Yu. P. Irkhin

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Additional doping of phosphorus into polypyrrole functionalized nitrogenous carbon nanotubes as novel metal-free oxygen reduction electrocatalyst in alkaline solution  

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Abstract Novel phosphorus-doped polypyrrole functionalized nitrogenous carbon nanotubes (P/NCNTs) was developed for the first time as metal-free electrocatalyst for enhancing the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in alkaline medium. The P/NCNTs was successfully synthesized by pyrolyzing \\{PPy\\} and triphenylphosphane (TPP) under N2, using pyrrole as carbon and nitrogen precursors, TPP as phosphorus precursor. Various characterizations such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectra, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) reveal that the P/NCNTs material has covalently bound P atoms with carbon framework, which can introduce defect sites and can induce uneven charge distribution. Moreover, the content of pyridine N increased after P-doping, which is of great significance in improving the ORR activity. The electrochemical behavior of the resultant material shows that the P/NCNTs has much enhanced electroactivity and better stability for ORR. Additionally, a direct four-electron pathway occurred efficiently on P/NCNTs modified electrode. These enhanced performances indicate that P/NCNTs catalyst may be an excellent cathode catalyst for ORR.

Pei Song; Xiangjie Bo; Anaclet Nsabimana; Liping Guo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Rare Earth Element Abundance Distributions for the Sun and Five r-Process-Rich Very Metal-Poor Stars  

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We have derived new abundances of the rare-earth elements Pr, Dy, Tm, Yb, and Lu for the solar photosphere and for five very metal-poor, neutron-capture r-process-rich giant stars. The photospheric values for all five elements are in good agreement with meteoritic abundances. For the low metallicity sample, these abundances have been combined with new Ce abundances from a companion paper, and reconsideration of a few other elements in individual stars, to produce internally-consistent Ba, rare-earth, and Hf (56element distributions. These have been used in a critical comparison between stellar and solar r-process abundance mixes.

Sneden, Christopher; Cowan, John J; Ivans, Inese I; Hartog, Elizabeth A Den

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid-Liquid and Solid-Solid Transformations in the Rare-Earth Metals at High Pressures  

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The fusion behavior and solid-solid transformations in the rare-earth metals have been investigated at pressures in the range 6-65 kbar. The phase diagrams are presented for La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, and Tb. The initial melting slopes of Dy to Lu have been obtained. Since most of the rare-earth (R.E.) metals melt from a bcc structure, they offer a series for comparison. When the initial melting slope is plotted against atomic number they fall into groups according to their valency; the typically divalent metals Eu and Yb in one, and the typically trivalent metals La, Gd, and Lu in another. Samarium and the metals from Tb to Tm have melting slopes which are intermediate between those of the typically divalent and trivalent metals. It is suggested that these metals assume a partial divalent character in the liquid state and possibly also in the bcc phase. This suggestion derives support from the fact that the gaseous neutral atoms of the R.E. elements, with the exception of La, Gd, and Lu, have no 5d electron and are therefore divalent. Cerium exhibits a unique fusion behavior and its negative melting slope has been attributed to the tetravalency (4f?5d electron promotion) of the atoms in the liquid. For the very small melting slope of Pr, it is suggested that the atoms in the liquid have partial tetravalent character due to 4f?5d electron promotion. Comparisons with alkali metals are made and it is deduced that the R.E. metals are quite compressible at high temperatures. Pressure induced transformations in the rare-earth metals are in the sequence hcp?Sm-type?double hcp?fcc. A plausible mechanism based on the variation of ca ratio with pressure is discussed for hcp?Sm-type transformation.

A. Jayaraman

1965-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline phosphatase produced Sample Search...  

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phosphatase activity is strongly... compounds. KKeeyywwoorrddss:: biosensor; algae; Chlorella; alkaline phosphatase; fluorescence; heavy metals... ; Rechnitz and Ho, 1990). This...

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Synthesis of a Novel Macroporous Silica-Calix[4]arene-Crown Polymeric Composite and Its Adsorption for Alkali Metals and Alkaline-Earth Metals  

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They are released to the environment usually from the natural process of radioactivity, nuclear plant accidents, nuclear weapons testing, and leakage from radioactive waste storage facilities and a variety of wastes associated with the reprocessing of nuclear spent fuel (NSF). ... cycle was developed as a part of a collaborative effort between the Khlopin Ra Institute (KRI) and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab. ...

Anyun Zhang; Qihui Hu; Zhifang Chai

2010-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal sulfide and rare-earth phosphate nanostructures and methods of making same  

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The present invention provides a method of producing a crystalline metal sulfide nanostructure. The metal is a transitional metal or a Group IV metal. In the method, a porous membrane is placed between a metal precursor solution and a sulfur precursor solution. The metal cations of the metal precursor solution and sulfur ions of the sulfur precursor solution react, thereby producing a crystalline metal sulfide nanostructure.

Wong, Stanislaus; Zhang, Fen

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Rare Earth Phosphate Glass and Glass-Ceramic Proton Conductors  

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300-500°C. Doping rare earth phosphate glasses with Ce, andRare Earth Phosphate Glass and Glass-Ceramic Protonconductivity of alkaline-earth doped rare earth phosphate

De Jonghe, Lutgard C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition-Metal Hydrides  

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Transition-Metal Hydride Electrochromics Transition-Metal Hydride Electrochromics A new type of electrochromic hydride material has interesting and unusual properties. Thin Ni-Mg films, for example, are mirror-like in appearance and have very low visible transmittance. On exposure to hydrogen gas or on reduction in alkaline electrolyte, the films become transparent. The transition is believed to result from formation of nickel magnesium hydride, Mg2NiH4. Switchable mirrors based on rare earth hydrides were discovered in 1996 at Vrije University in the Netherlands, Rare earth-magnesium alloy films were subsequently found to be superior to the pure lanthanides in maximum transparency and mirror-state reflectivity by Philips Laboratories. The newer transition-metal types which use less expensive and less reactive materials were discovered at LBNL. This has now become a very active area of study with a network of researchers.

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Subcell Structure and Two Different Superstructures of the Rare Earth Metal Silicide Carbides Y  

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The title compounds crystallize with a very pronounced subcell structure that has been determined from single-crystal X-ray diffractometer data of all four compounds. Only subcell (and no superstructure) reflections have been observed for Pr{sub 3}Si{sub 2}C{sub 2}: space group Cmmm, a=396.7(1) pm, b=1645.2(3) pm, c=439.9(1) pm, R=0.019 for 309 structure factors and 20 variable parameters. In this subcell structure there are C{sub 2} pairs with split atomic positions. This structure may be considered the thermodynamically stable forms of these compounds at high temperatures. Two different superstructures with doubled a or c axes, respectively, of the subcell have been observed, where the C{sub 2} pairs have different orientations. In the structure of Tb{sub 3}Si{sub 2}C{sub 2} the a axis of the subcell is doubled. The resulting superstructure in the standard setting has the space group Pbcm: a=423.6(1) pm, b=770.7(1) pm, c=1570.2(3) pm, R=0.031 f or 1437 structure factors and 22 variable parameters. Dy{sub 3}Si{sub 2}C{sub 2} has the same superstructure: a=420.3(1) pm, b=767.5(1) pm, c=1561.1(3) pm, R=0.045, 801 F values, 22 variables. In the structure of Y{sub 3}Si{sub 2}C{sub 2} the c axis of the subcell is doubled, resulting in a body-centered space group with the standard setting Imma: a=842.6(2) pm, b=1563.4(2) pm, c=384.6(1) pm, R=0.035, 681 F values, 15 variables. In all of these structures the rare earth atoms form two-dimensionally infinite sheets of edge-sharing octahedra that contain the C{sub 2} pairs. In between these sheets there are zig-zag chains of silicon atoms with Si-Si distances varying between 246.2(3) and 253.6(3) pm, somewhat longer than the two-electron bonds of 235 pm in elemental silicon, suggesting a bond order of 0.5 for the Si-Si bonds. The C-C distances in the C{sub 2} pairs vary between 127(1) and 131(1) pm, corresponding to a bond order of approximately 2. 5. Hence, using oxidation numbers, the compounds may to a first approximation be represented by the formula (R{sup +3}){sub 3}(Si{sup {minus}3}){sub 2}(C{sub 2}){sup {minus}3}. A more detailed analysis of the interatomic distances showed that the shortest R-R distances are comparable with the R-R distances in the structures of the rare earth elements, thus indicating some R-R bonding. Therefore, the oxidation numbers of the rare earth atoms are slightly lower than +3, in agreement with the metallic conductivity of these compounds. As a consequence, considering the relatively short Si-Si bonds, the absolute value of the oxidation number of the silicon atoms may be lower than 3, resulting in a Si-Si bond order somewhat higher than 0.5.

Jeitschko, Wolfgang; Gerdes, Martin H.; Witte, Anne M.; Rodewald, Ute Ch.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction Chemistry of Rare-Earth Metal Complexes: Toward New Reactivity and Properties  

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reactor and was named promethium. Even Nature could onlyrare-earths (except for promethium and europium; ytterbiumeuropium and radioactive promethium) on hand, we synthesized

Huang, Wenliang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of alkaline fuel cells.  

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This project focuses on the development and demonstration of anion exchange membrane (AEM) fuel cells for portable power applications. Novel polymeric anion exchange membranes and ionomers with high chemical stabilities were prepared characterized by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories. Durable, non-precious metal catalysts were prepared by Dr. Plamen Atanassov's research group at the University of New Mexico by utilizing an aerosol-based process to prepare templated nano-structures. Dr. Andy Herring's group at the Colorado School of Mines combined all of these materials to fabricate and test membrane electrode assemblies for single cell testing in a methanol-fueled alkaline system. The highest power density achieved in this study was 54 mW/cm2 which was 90% of the project target and the highest reported power density for a direct methanol alkaline fuel cell.

Hibbs, Michael R.; Jenkins, Janelle E.; Alam, Todd Michael; Janarthanan, Rajeswari [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Horan, James L. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Caire, Benjamin R. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Ziegler, Zachary C. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Herring, Andrew M. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Yang, Yuan [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Zuo, Xiaobing [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL; Robson, Michael H. [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Artyushkova, Kateryna [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Patterson, Wendy [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Atanassov, Plamen Borissov [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth’s magnetism  

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Earth’s magnetism, geomagnetism, terrestrial magnetism [The magnetism of the Earth] ? Erdmagnetismus m, Geomagnetismus

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rare-earth neutral metal injection into an electron beam ion trap plasma  

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We have designed and implemented a neutral metal vapor injector on the SuperEBIT high-energy electron beam ion trap at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. A horizontally directed vapor of a europium metal is created using a thermal evaporation technique. The metal vapor is then spatially collimated prior to injection into the trap. The source's form and quantity constraints are significantly reduced making plasmas out of metal with vapor pressures ?10{sup ?7} Torr at ?1000?°C more obtainable. A long pulsed or constant feed metal vapor injection method adds new flexibility by varying the timing of injection and rate of material being introduced into the trap.

Magee, E. W., E-mail: magee1@llnl.gov; Beiersdorfer, P.; Brown, G. V. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Hell, N. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte and ECAP, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 96049 Bamberg (Germany)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Density of states of a semi-infinite rare-earth metal with magnetic structure: A simple model  

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Using a simple tight-binding model and the transfer matrix approach, we have calculated the spectral density of states (SDOS) of a rare-earth metal in the presence of a surface for different magnetic arrangements (such as ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic, and conical orderings). The local density of states (LDOS) has also been calculated for some examples, integrating the SDOS over the Brillouin zone. The main effect observed deals with the absence of Van Hove's singularities in the surface LDOS, a fact that appears to be an intrinsic property of the surface. Finally the relaxation of the overlap parameters at the surface is discussed and some numerical examples are shown.

Bernardo Laks and G. G. Cabrera

1979-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Anodes for alkaline electrolysis  

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A method of making an anode for alkaline electrolysis cells includes adsorption of precursor material on a carbonaceous material, conversion of the precursor material to hydroxide form and conversion of precursor material from hydroxide form to oxy-hydroxide form within the alkaline electrolysis cell.

Soloveichik, Grigorii Lev (Latham, NY)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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URANIUM IN ALKALINE ROCKS  

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^ (0H) , also with rare-earth elements. Commonly altered andthe radio- and rare-earth elements. However, there iscontain the radio- and rare-earth elements. In general then,

Murphy, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inelastic exchange scattering in electron-energy-loss spectroscopy: Localized excitations in transition-metal and rare-earth systems  

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Cross sections for quasiatomic excitation by exchange scattering of electrons are calculated in the Born-Ochkur approximation for 3p-3d and 3d-3d transitions in transition-metal systems, and for 4d-4f and 4f-4f transitions in rare earths. The energy dependence of the spin polarization of 3p-3d and 4d-4f losses in reflection electron-energy-loss spectroscopy from ferromagnetic surfaces involves a balance of small-angle spin-dependent inelastic processes accompanied by a high-angle elastic scattering, and large-angle spin-flip exchange scattering without the need for elastic scattering. Both 3d-3d excitations, e.g., in transition-metal compounds, and 4f-4f excitations in rare earths involve spin-flip transitions whose scattering amplitudes g fall off with momentum transfer q such that the full width at half maximum q1/2 (in a.u.) is given by q1/2?rnl??2, where ?rnl? is the expectation value of r for the 3d or 4f electron. The angular width of the spin-flip differential cross section is then much greater than for dipole transitions, a pattern that helps to account for how these intra-atomic transitions compete with dipole processes for primary energies in excess of 100 eV.

S. J. Porter; J. A. D. Matthew; R. J. Leggott

1994-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Portraits of some representatives of metal boride carbide and boride silicide compounds  

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Different ternary alkaline-earth and rare-earth metal boron carbide and silicide compounds are examined using the solid-state language of Zintl-Klemm concept, band structures, and density of states, in order to show that the topology of the non-metal sub-lattice is highly dependent on the electron count. It is also shown that the chemistry of rare-earth metal-boron-silicon does not parallel that of rare-earth metal-boron-carbon. B-C bonds are easily formed in the latter, leading to a large variety of different structural arrangements, whereas Si-B bonds are hardly observed in the former, except in insertion compounds. - Graphical abstract: Some ternary alkaline-earth and rare-earth metal boron carbide and silicide compounds are examined using the solid-state language of Zintl-Klemm concept, band structures, and density of states, in order to show that the topology of the non-metal sub-lattice is highly dependent on the electron count.

Ben Yahia, Mouna [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, UMR 6511 CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1-ENSC Rennes, Institut de Chimie de Rennes, F-35042 Rennes (France); Roger, Jerome [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, UMR 6511 CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1-ENSC Rennes, Institut de Chimie de Rennes, F-35042 Rennes (France); Rocquefelte, Xavier [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, UMR 6511 CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1-ENSC Rennes, Institut de Chimie de Rennes, F-35042 Rennes (France); Gautier, Regis [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, UMR 6511 CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1-ENSC Rennes, Institut de Chimie de Rennes, F-35042 Rennes (France); Bauer, Joseph [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, UMR 6511 CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1-ENSC Rennes, Institut de Chimie de Rennes, F-35042 Rennes (France); Guerin, Roland [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, UMR 6511 CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1-ENSC Rennes, Institut de Chimie de Rennes, F-35042 Rennes (France); Saillard, Jean-Yves [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, UMR 6511 CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1-ENSC Rennes, Institut de Chimie de Rennes, F-35042 Rennes (France); Halet, Jean-Francois [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide et Inorganique Moleculaire, UMR 6511 CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1-ENSC Rennes, Institut de Chimie de Rennes, F-35042 Rennes (France)]. E-mail: halet@univ-rennes1.fr

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Model of thermally activated magnetization reversal in thin films of amorphous rare-earth-transition-metal alloys  

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Monte Carlo simulations on a two-dimensional lattice of magnetic dipoles have been performed to investigate the magnetic reversal by thermal activation in rare-earth-transition-metal (RE-TM) alloys. Three mechanisms of magnetization reversal were observed: nucleation dominated growth, nucleation followed by the growth of magnetic domains containing no seeds of unreversed magnetization, and nucleation followed by dendritic domain growth by successive branching in the motion of the domain walls. The domain structures are not fractal; however, the fractal dimension of the domain wall was found to be a good measure of the jaggedness of the domain boundary surface during the growth process. The effects of the demagnetizing field on the hysteretic and time-dependent properties of the thin films were studied and some limitations in the application of the Fatuzzo model on magneto-optic media are identified.

A. Lyberatos; J. Earl; R. W. Chantrell

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synchrotron Diffraction Studies of Spontaneous Magnetostriction in Rare Earth Transition Metal Compounds  

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Thermal expansion anomalies of R{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B and R{sub 2}Fe{sub 17}C{sub x} (x = 0,2) (R = Y, Nd, Gd, Tb, Er) stoichiometric compounds are studied with high-energy synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction using Debye-Schemer geometry in temperature range 10K to 1000K. Large spontaneous magnetostriction up to their Curie temperatures (T{sub c}) is observed. The a-axes show relatively larger invar effects than c-axes in the R{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B compounds whereas the R{sub 2}Fe{sub 17}C{sub x} show the contrary anisotropies. The iron sub-lattice is shown to dominate the spontaneous magnetostriction of the compounds. The contribution of the rare earth sublattice is roughly proportional to the spin magnetic moment of the rare earth in the R{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B compounds but in R{sub 2}Fe{sub 17}C{sub x}, the rare earth sub-lattice contribution appears more likely to be dominated by the local bonding. The calculation of spontaneous magnetostrain of bonds shows that the bonds associated with Fe(j2) sites in R{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B and the dumbbell sites in R{sub 2}Fe{sub 17}C{sub x} have larger values, which is strongly related to their largest magnetic moment and Wigner-Seitz atomic cell volume. The roles of the carbon atoms in increasing the Curie temperatures of the R{sub 2}Fe{sub 17} compounds are attributed to the increased separation of Fe hexagons. The R{sub 2}Fe{sub 17} and R{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B phases with magnetic rare earth ions also show anisotropies of thermal expansion above T{sub c}. For R{sub 2}Fe{sub 17} and R{sub 2}Fe{sub 14}B the a{sub a}/a{sub c} > 1 whereas the anisotropy is reversed with the interstitial carbon in R{sub 2}Fe{sub 17}. The average bond magnetostrain is shown to be a possible predictor of the magnetic moment of Fe sites in the compounds. Both of the theoretical and phenomenological models on spontaneous magnetostriction are discussed and a Landau model on the spontaneous magnetostriction is proposed.

Ning Yang

2004-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series. 100. Rare Earth Metal Fluorides in Water and Aqueous Systems. Part 1. Scandium Group (Sc, Y, La)  

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This work presents an assessment of solubility data for rare earth metal fluorides (generally of trivalent metals and of CeF{sub 4}) in water and in aqueous ternary systems. Compilations of all available experimental data are introduced for each rare earth metal fluoride with a corresponding critical evaluation. Every such evaluation contains a collection of all solubility results in water, a selection of suggested solubility data, and a brief discussion of the multicomponent systems. Because the ternary systems were seldom studied more than once, no critical evaluations of such data were possible. Only simple fluorides (no complexes or binary salts) are treated as the input substances in this report. The literature has been covered through the end of 2013.

Mioduski, Tomasz [Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, 03195 Warsaw (Poland); Gumi?ski, Cezary, E-mail: cegie@chem.uw.edu.pl [Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, 02093 Warsaw (Poland); Zeng, Dewen, E-mail: dewen-zeng@hotmail.com [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, 410083 Changsha (China)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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f-f excitations by resonant electron-exchange collisions in rare-earth metals  

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The spin-forbidden f-f multiplet excitations are observed for the first time as the strongest features in the electron-energy-loss spectra of Gd, Dy, and Sm metals at low primary-electron energies. The exchange nature of the excitation process is argued, in analogy with that of spin-flip Stoner excitations in d-band ferromagnets. A resonance enhancement observed for primary-electron energies near the 4d-4f core threshold is found to be consistent with the proposed mechanism.

S. Modesti; G. Paolucci; E. Tosatti

1985-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy metals emission from controlled combustion of PVC  

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, oil, and household product containers (4). The r easons for its enormous versatility and range of application, besides its relatively low cost, derive from a combination of its basic structure which gives rise to a relatively tough and rigid... salts, and later on, inorganic lead salt derivatives were used as organometallic stabilizers. Organometallic stabilizers gained wide spread popularity in rigid and plasticized PVC applications. In the early 1950's, alkaline earth metal salts were...

El-Ayyoubi, Mohammed A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capturing near-Earth asteroids around Earth Zaki Hasnain n  

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metals and semiconducting elements on Earth may be supplemented or even replaced by the reserves floating propellant to transport spacecraft between space habitats, Earth, the Moon, the asteroids, and beyond. Rare-Earth Capturing near-Earth asteroids around Earth Zaki Hasnain n , Christopher A. Lamb, Shane D. Ross

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Behaviour of zirconium, niobium, yttrium and the rare earth elements in the Thor Lake rare-metal  

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Behaviour of zirconium, niobium, yttrium and the rare earth elements in the Thor Lake rare and the heavy rare earth elements in the world. Much of the potentially economic mineralization was concentrated of Science Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada February 2010

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Alkaline regenerative fuel cell systems for energy storage  

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This paper presents the results of a preliminary design study of a Regenerative Fuel Cell Energy Storage system for application to future low-earth orbit space missions. This high energy density storage system is based on state-of-the-art alkaline electrolyte cell technology and incorporates dedicated fuel cell and electrolysis cell modules. 11 refs.

Schubert, F.H.; Reid, M.A.; Martin, R.E.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C5, supplkment au no 5, Tome 40, Mai 1979, page C5-63 Heat capacity of rare earth metals near the melting point and the vacancy  

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of rare earth metals near the melting point and the vacancy mechanism of melting T. Gorecki (*) Max. -The vacancy mechanism of the melting process is utilized as a starting point for deriving the formula point and changes of the same properties of metals due to the creation of vacancies has been

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Observation of coherent population transfer in a four-level tripod system with a rare-earth-metal-ion-doped crystal  

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Coherent population transfer in a laser-driven four-level system in a tripod configuration is experimentally investigated with a rare-earth-metal-ion-doped crystal (Pr3+:Y2SiO5). The population transfers observed here indicate that a main process inducing them is not optical pumping, which is an incoherent process inducing population transfer. Moreover, numerical simulation, which well reproduces the experimental results, also shows that the process inducing the observed population transfers is similar to stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP) in the sense that this process possesses characteristic features of STIRAP.

Hayato Goto and Kouichi Ichimura

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for removal of heavy metal from molten salt in IFR fuel pyroprocessing  

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This report details the pyrometallurgical process for recycling spent metal fuels from the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) which involves electrorefining spent fuel in a molten salt electrolyte (LiCl-KCI-U/PuCl{sub 3}) at 500{degree}C. The total heavy metal chloride concentration in the salt will be about 2 mol %. At some point, the concentrations of alkali, alkaline earth, and rare earth fission products in the salt must be reduced to lower the amount of heat generated in the electrorefiner. The heavy metal concentration in the salt must be reduced before removing the fission products from the salt. The operation uses a lithium-cadmium alloy anode that is solid at 500{degree}C, a solid mandrel cathode with a ceramic catch crucible below to collect heavy metal that falls off it, and a liquid cadmium cathode. The design criteria that had to be met by this equipment included the following: (1) control of the reduction rate by lithium, (2) good separation between heavy metal and rare earths, and (3) the capability to collect heavy metal and rare earths over a wide range of salt compositions. In tests conducted in an engineering-scale electrorefiner (10 kg uranium per cathode), good separation was achieved while removing uranium and rare earths from the salt. Only 13% of the rare earths was removed, while 99.9% of the uranium in the salt was removed; subsequently, the rare earths were also reduced to low concentrations. The uranium concentration in the salt was reduced to 0.05 ppm after uranium and rare earths were transferred from the salt to a solid mandrel cathode with a catch crucible. Rare earth concentrations in the salt were reduced to less than 0.01 wt % in these operations. Similar tests are planned to remove plutonium from the salt in a laboratory-scale (100--300 g heavy metal) electrorefiner.

Gay, E.C.; Miller, W.E.; Laidler, J.J.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop  

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A workshop on alkaline membrane fuel cells (AMFC) was held May 8-9, 2011, before the 2011 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Annual Merit Review, at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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Microstructural investigations of rare-earth transition-metal-based magnetocaloric materials for near-room-temperature applications  

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LOGO LOGO Spomenka Kobe, Paul McGuiness, Boris Saje Jožef Stefan Institute Rare-Earth Permanent Magnets in Europe KOLEKTOR *China's Complete Control of Global High-Tech Magnet Industry Rare-earth minerals are used in: rechargeable batteries (in camcorders), cell phones, PDAs, laptop computers and other portable devices.. wind turbines, drinking water filters, petrochemical catalysts, polishing powders, hydrogen storage, fluorescent lighting, flat panels, color televisions, glass, ceramics and automotive catalysts. fiberoptics, dental and surgical lasers, MRI systems, as medical contrast agents, in medical isotopes and in positron emission tomography scintillation detectors. magnetic refrigeration rechargeable batteries used in hybrid vehicles permanent magnets

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Alkalinity tolerance of peach rootstocks  

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ALKALINITY TOLERANCE OF PEACH ROOTSTOCKS A Thesis by YAN SHI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A8 M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject...: Horticulture ALKALINITY TOLERANCE OF PEACH ROOTSTOCKS A Thesis by YAN SHI Approved as to style and content by: David H. Byrne (Chair of committee) Richard H. Loeppert (Member) David Wm. Reed (Member) R. Daniel lineberger (Head of Department) May...

Shi, Yan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Actinide-Aluminate Speciation in Alkaline Radioactive Waste  

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Investigation of behavior of actinides in alkaline media containing AL(III) showed that no aluminate complexes of actinides in oxidation states (IIII-VIII) were formed in alkaline solutions. At alkaline precipitation IPH (10-14) of actinides in presence of AL(III) formation of aluminate compounds is not observed. However, in precipitates contained actinides (IIV)<(VI), and to a lesser degree actinides (III), some interference of components takes place that is reflected in change of solid phase properties in comparison with pure components or their mechanical mixture. The interference decreases with rise of precipitation PH and at PH 14 is exhibited very feebly. In the case of NP(VII) the individual compound with AL(III) is obtained, however it is not aluminate of neptunium(VII), but neptunate of aluminium(III) similar to neptunates of other metals obtained earlier.

Dr. David L. Clark; Dr. Alexander M. Fedosseev

2001-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground States of the Ising Model on the Shastry-Sutherland Lattice and the Origin of the Fractional Magnetization Plateaus in Rare-Earth-Metal Tetraborides  

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A complete and exact solution of the ground-state problem for the Ising model on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice in an applied magnetic field is found. The magnetization plateau at one third of the saturation value is shown to be the only possible fractional plateau in this model. However, stripe magnetic structures with 1/2 and 1/n (n>3) magnetization, observed in the rare-earth-metal tetraborides RB4, occur at the boundaries of the three-dimensional regions of the ground-state phase diagram. These structures give rise to new magnetization plateaus if interactions of longer range are taken into account. For instance, an additional third-neighbor interaction is shown to produce a 1/2 plateau. The results obtained significantly refine the understanding of the magnetization process in RB4 compounds, especially in TmB4 and ErB4, which are strong Ising magnets.

Yu. I. Dublenych

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Aluminum-Alkaline Metal-Metal Composite Conductor - Energy Innovation...  

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Is Hydrogen Storage Possible in Metal-Doped Graphite 2D Systems in Conditions Found on Earth?  

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Density functional theory (DFT) calculations are performed for the adsorption energy of hydrogen and oxygen on graphene decorated with a wide set of metals (Li, Na, K, Al, Ti, V, Ni, Cu, Pd, Pt). It is found that oxygen interferes with hydrogen adsorption by either blocking the adsorption site or by the irreversible oxidation of the metal decoration. The most promising decorations are Ni, Pd, and Pt due to a reasonable relationship of adsorption energies which minimize the oxygen interference. The DFT results are used to parametrize a statistical mechanical model which allows evaluation of the effect of partial pressures in the gas phase during storage. According to this model, even in the most promising case, it is necessary to reduce the oxygen partial pressure close to ultrahigh vacuum conditions to allow hydrogen storage.

A. Sigal; M. I. Rojas; E. P. M. Leiva

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity in Binary Alloy Systems of the Rare Earths and of Thorium with Pt-Group Metals  

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Superconductivity has been discovered in many binary systems composed of transition metals having nearly empty and nearly filled d shells. With the exception of the Sc-Pt and Ce-Rh systems, all contain at least one superconducting phase and frequently more. By comparing the transition temperatures of analogous compounds, it is inferred that pure Rh should become superconducting above 10 mdeg and pure Pt at a considerably lower temperature.

T. H. Geballe; B. T. Matthias; V. B. Compton; E. Corenzwit; G. W. Hull; Jr.; L. D. Longinotti

1965-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion protective coating for metallic materials  

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Corrosion protective coatings for metallic materials, particularly aluminum and aluminum alloys, produced with simple, low-cost equipment and materials other than toxic metals or metal salts, or metal cyanides. The metallic material is cleaned, degreased, and deoxidized, the surface is converted to a substantially alkaline condition, and the surface is chemically sealed with inorganic metal compounds.

Buchheit, Rudolph G. (Albuquerque, NM); Martinez, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion protective coating for metallic materials  

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Corrosion protective coatings for metallic materials, particularly aluminum and aluminum alloys, produced with simple, low-cost equipment and materials other than toxic metals or metal salts, or metal cyanides is disclosed. The metallic material is cleaned, degreased, and deoxidized, the surface is converted to a substantially alkaline condition, and the surface is chemically sealed with inorganic metal compounds. 1 fig.

Buchheit, R.G.; Martinez, M.A.

1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for synthesizing metal bis(borano) hypophosphite complexes  

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The present invention describes the synthesis of a family of metal bis(borano) hypophosphite complexes. One procedure described in detail is the syntheses of complexes beginning from phosphorus trichloride and sodium borohydride. Temperature, solvent, concentration, and atmosphere are all critical to ensure product formation. In the case of sodium bis(borano) hypophosphite, hydrogen gas was evolved upon heating at temperatures above 150.degree. C. Included in this family of materials are the salts of the alkali metals Li, Na and K, and those of the alkaline earth metals Mg and Ca. Hydrogen storage materials are possible. In particular the lithium salt, Li[PH.sub.2(BH.sub.3).sub.2], theoretically would contain nearly 12 wt % hydrogen. Analytical data for product characterization and thermal properties are given.

Cordaro, Joseph G.

2013-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for treating alkaline wastes for vitrification  

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According to its major aspects and broadly stated, the present invention is a process for treating alkaline waste materials, including high level radioactive wastes, for vitrification. The process involves adjusting the pH of the wastes with nitric acid, adding formic acid (or a process stream containing formic acid) to reduce mercury compounds to elemental mercury and MnO{sub 2} to the Mn(II) ion, and mixing with class formers to produce a melter feed. The process minimizes production of hydrogen due to noble metal-catalyzed formic acid decomposition during, treatment, while producing a redox-balanced feed for effective melter operation and a quality glass product. An important feature of the present invention is the use of different acidifying and reducing, agents to treat the wastes. The nitric acid acidifies the wastes to improve yield stress and supplies acid for various reactions; then the formic acid reduces mercury compounds to elemental mercury and MnO{sub 2}) to the Mn(II) ion. When the pH of the waste is lower, reduction of mercury compounds and MnO{sub 2}) is faster and less formic acid is needed, and the production of hydrogen caused by catalytically-active noble metals is decreased.

Hsu, Chia-lin W.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for treating alkaline wastes for vitrification  

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A process for treating alkaline wastes for vitrification. The process involves acidifying the wastes with an oxidizing agent such as nitric acid, then adding formic acid as a reducing agent, and then mixing with glass formers to produce a melter feed. The nitric acid contributes nitrates that act as an oxidant to balance the redox of the melter feed, prevent reduction of certain species to produce conducting metals, and lower the pH of the wastes to a suitable level for melter operation. The formic acid reduces mercury compounds to elemental mercury for removal by steam stripping, and MnO.sub.2 to the Mn(II) ion to prevent foaming of the glass melt. The optimum amounts of nitric acid and formic acid are determined in relation to the composition of the wastes, including the concentrations of mercury (II) and MnO.sub.2, noble metal compounds, nitrates, formates and so forth. The process minimizes the amount of hydrogen generated during treatment, while producing a redox-balanced feed for effective melter operation and a quality glass product.

Hsu, Chia-lin W. (Augusta, GA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for treating alkaline wastes for vitrification  

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A process is described for treating alkaline wastes for vitrification. The process involves acidifying the wastes with an oxidizing agent such as nitric acid, then adding formic acid as a reducing agent, and then mixing with glass formers to produce a melter feed. The nitric acid contributes nitrates that act as an oxidant to balance the redox of the melter feed, prevent reduction of certain species to produce conducting metals, and lower the pH of the wastes to a suitable level for melter operation. The formic acid reduces mercury compounds to elemental mercury for removal by steam stripping, and MnO{sub 2} to the Mn(II) ion to prevent foaming of the glass melt. The optimum amounts of nitric acid and formic acid are determined in relation to the composition of the wastes, including the concentrations of mercury (II) and MnO{sub 2}, noble metal compounds, nitrates, formates and so forth. The process minimizes the amount of hydrogen generated during treatment, while producing a redox-balanced feed for effective melter operation and a quality glass product. 4 figs.

Hsu, C.L.W.

1995-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth's Three  

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Broadcast Transcript: From Mongolia, land of fermented mare's milk, comes this beguiling morsel of nomadic oral tradition. It's called yertonciin gorav or Earth's Three. Earth's three what? Well, Earth's three top things in a number of categories...

Hacker, Randi

2010-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Sciences Environmental Earth Sciences,  

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84 Earth Sciences­ Environmental Earth Sciences, Geology MGeol (Single Honours Degrees) Earth Sciences BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Environmental Earth Sciences Geology BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) and among the most research-intensive in Europe. Features * The Department of Earth and Environmental

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Earth Forms.  

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??Earth Forms narrates and explains the Masters Project Exhibition by the same name. The sculptures included in the exhibition, Earth Forms, use a variety of… (more)

Mock, Janelle Marie Tullis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of main group, rare-earth, and d{sup 0} metal complexes containing beta-hydrogen  

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A series of organometallic compounds containing the tris(dimethylsilyl)methyl ligand are described. The potassium carbanions KC(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3} and KC(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}TMEDA are synthesized by deprotonation of the hydrocarbon HC(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3} with potassium benzyl. KC(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}TMEDA crystallizes as a dimer with two types of three-center-two-electron KH- Si interactions. Homoleptic Ln(III) tris(silylalkyl) complexes containing ?-SiH groups M{C(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}}{sub 3} (Ln = Y, Lu, La) are synthesized from salt elimination of the corresponding lanthanide halide and 3 equiv. of KC(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}. The related reactions with Sc yield bis(silylalkyl) ate-complexes containing either LiCl or KCl. The divalent calcium and ytterbium compounds M{C(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}}{sub 2}L (M = Ca, Yb; L = THF{sub 2} or TMEDA) are prepared from MI{sub 2} and 2 equiv of KC(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}. The compounds M{C(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}}{sub 2}L (M = Ca, Yb; L = THF{sub 2} or TMEDA) and La{C(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}}{sub 3} react with 1 equiv of B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 3} to give 1,3- disilacyclobutane {Me2Si-C(SiHMe2)2}2 and MC(SiHMe2)3HB(C6F5)3L, and La{C(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}}{sub 2}HB(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 3}, respectively. The corresponding reactions of Ln{C(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}}{sub 3} (Ln = Y, Lu) give the ?-SiH abstraction product [{(Me{sub 2}HSi){sub 3}C}{sub 2}LnC(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 2}SiMe{sub 2}][HB(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 3}] (Ln = Y, Lu), but the silene remains associated with the Y or Lu center. The abstraction reactions of M{C(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}}{sub 2}L (M = Ca, Yb; L = THF{sub 2 }or TMEDA) and Ln{C(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}}{sub 3} (Ln = Y, Lu, La) and 2 equiv of B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 3} give the expected dicationic M{HB(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 3}}{sub 2}L (M = Ca, Yb; L = THF{sub 2} or TMEDA) and dicationic mono(silylalkyl) LnC(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 3}{HB(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 3}}{sub 2} (Ln = Y, Lu, La), respectively. Salt metathesis reactions of Cp{sub 2}(NR{sub 2})ZrX (X = Cl, I, OTf; R = t-Bu, SiHMe{sub 2}) and lithium hydrosilazide ultimately afford hydride products Cp{sub 2}(NR{sub 2})ZrH that suggest unusual ?-hydrogen elimination processes. A likely intermediate in one of these reactions, Cp{sub 2}Zr[N(SiHMe{sub 2})t-Bu][N(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 2}], is isolated under controlled synthetic conditions. Addition of alkali metal salts to this zirconium hydrosilazide compound produces the corresponding zirconium hydride. However as conditions are varied, a number of other pathways are also accessible, including C-H/Si-H dehydrocoupling, ?-abstraction of a CH, and ?-abstraction of a SiH. Our observations suggest that the conversion of (hydrosilazido)zirconocene to zirconium hydride does not follow the classical four-center ?- elimination mechanism. Elimination and abstraction reactions dominate the chemistry of ligands containing ?- hydrogen. In contrast, Cp{sub 2}Zr{N(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 2}}H and Cp{sub 2}Zr{N(SiHMe{sub 2}){sub 2}}Me undergo selective ?-CH bond activation to yield the azasilazirconacycle Cp{sub 2Zr}{?{sup 2}-N(SiHMe{sub 2})SiHMeCH{sub 2}}, even though there are reactive ?-hydrogen available for abstraction. The ?-SiH groups in metallacycle provide access to new pathways for sixteen-electron zirconium alkyl compounds, in which Cp{sub 2}Zr{?{sup 2}-N(SiHMe{sub 2})SiHMeCH{sub 2}} undergoes a rare ?-bond metathesis reaction with ethylene. The resulting vinyl intermediate undergoes ?-hydrogen abstraction to reform ethylene and a silanimine zirconium species that reacts with ethylene to give a metallacyclopentane as the isolated product. The pendent ?-SiH in metallocycle also reacts with paraformaldehyde through an uncatalyzed hydrosilylation to form an exocyclic methoxysilyl moiety, while the zirconium-carbon bond in metallocycle is surprisingly inert toward formaldehyde. Still, the Zr-C moiety in metallocycle is available for chemistry, and it interacts with the carbon monoxide and strong electrophile B(C{sub 6}F{sub 5}){sub 3} to provide Cp{sub 2}Zr[?{sup 2}- OC(=CH{sub 2})SiMeHN(SiHMe

Yan, Ka King [Ames Laboratory

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Aluminoborosilicate Waste Glass Dissolution under Alkaline Conditions...  

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Aluminoborosilicate Waste Glass Dissolution under Alkaline Conditions at 40°C: Implications for a Chemical Affinity-Based Aluminoborosilicate Waste Glass Dissolution under...

136

Collision cross sections and equilibrium fractions of ions and atoms in metal vapor targets. Project progress report, June 1, 1979-May 31, 1980  

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The objective of this program is to measure atomic collision cross sections and equilibrium fractions of ions and atoms in metal vapor targets. The goal is to obtain experimental information on atomic collision processes relevant to the Magnetic Fusion Energy Program. In particular, in connection with the development of double charge exchange D/sup -/ ion sources, we are measuring D/sup -/ formation cross sections in alkaline-earth metal vapor targets. During the period covered in this report we have measured electron transfer cross sections for 3-40 keV D/sup +/ ions and D/sup 0/ atoms in collision with calcium vapor.

Morgan, T J

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Induction slag reduction process for making titanium  

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Continuous process for preparing titanium comprising fluorinating titanium ore, and reducing the formed alkaline earth fluotitanate with an alkaline earth metal in an induction slag reactor.

Traut, Davis E. (Corvallis, OR)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Evolution of Spin-Wave Excitations in Ferromagnetic Metallic Manganites  

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Neutron scattering results are presented for spin-wave excitations of three ferromagnetic metallic A1xA0xMnO3 manganites (where A and A0 are rare- and alkaline-earth-metal ions), which when combined with previous work elucidate the systematics of the interactions as a function of carrier concentration x, on-site disorder, and strength of the lattice distortion. The long-wavelength spin dynamics show only a very weak dependence across the series. The ratio of fourth to first neighbor exchange (J4=J1) that controls the zone boundary magnon softening changes systematically with x, but does not depend on the other parameters. None of the prevailing models can account for these behaviors.

Ye, Feng [ORNL; Dai, Pengcheng [ORNL; Fernandez-Baca, Jaime A [ORNL; Sha, Hao [Florida International University, Miami; Lynn, J. W. [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Kawano-Furukawa, H. [Ochanomizu University, Japan; Tomioka, Y. [Correlated Electron Research Center (CERC), Japan; Tokura, Y. [University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Zhang, Jiandi [Florida International University, Miami

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Evolution of Spin-Wave Excitations in Ferromagnetic Metallic Manganites  

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Neutron scattering results are presented for spin-wave excitations of three ferromagnetic metallic A{sub 1-x}A{sub x}{sup '}MnO{sub 3} manganites (where A and A{sup '} are rare- and alkaline-earth-metal ions), which when combined with previous work elucidate the systematics of the interactions as a function of carrier concentration x, on-site disorder, and strength of the lattice distortion. The long-wavelength spin dynamics show only a very weak dependence across the series. The ratio of fourth to first neighbor exchange (J{sub 4}/J{sub 1}) that controls the zone boundary magnon softening changes systematically with x, but does not depend on the other parameters. None of the prevailing models can account for these behaviors.

Ye, F. [Center for Neutron Scattering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6393 (United States); Dai Pengcheng [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1200 (United States); Center for Neutron Scattering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6393 (United States); Fernandez-Baca, J.A. [Center for Neutron Scattering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6393 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1200 (United States); Sha Hao; Zhang Jiandi [Department of Physics, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199 (United States); Lynn, J.W. [NIST Center for Neutron Research, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Kawano-Furukawa, H. [Department of Physics, Ochanomizu University, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610 (Japan); Tomioka, Y. [Correlated Electron Research Center (CERC), Tsukuba 305-0046 (Japan); Tokura, Y. [Correlated Electron Research Center (CERC), Tsukuba 305-0046 (Japan); Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

2006-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

140

New Proton-Ionizable, Calixarene-Based Ligands for Selective Metal Ion Separations  

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The project objective was the discovery of new ligands for performing metal ion separations. The research effort entailed the preparation of new metal ion complexing agents and polymers and their evaluation in metal ion separation processes of solvent extraction, synthetic liquid membrane transport, and sorption. Structural variations in acyclic, cyclic, and bicyclic organic ligands were used to probe their influence upon the efficiency and selectivity with which metal ion separations can be performed. A unifying feature of the ligand structures is the presence of one (or more) side arm with a pendent acidic function. When a metal ion is complexed within the central cavity of the ligand, ionization of the side arm(s) produces the requisite anion(s) for formation of an overall electroneutral complex. This markedly enhances extraction/transport efficiency for separations in which movement of aqueous phase anions of chloride, nitrate, or sulfate into an organic medium would be required. Through systematic structural variations, new ligands have been developed for efficient and selective separations of monovalent metal ions (e.g., alkali metal, silver, and thallium cations) and of divalent metal ion species (e.g., alkaline earth metal, lead, and mercury cations). Research results obtained in these fundamental investigations provide important insight for the design and development of ligands suitable for practical metal ion separation applications.

Bartsch, Richard A.

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Advances in Fe(VI) charge storage: Part I. Primary alkaline super-iron batteries  

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Recent advances in super-iron batteries, based on an unusual Fe(VI) cathodic charge storage, are presented. Fe(VI) cathodes that have been demonstrated in super-iron batteries include the synthesized Fe(VI) compound with three-electron cathodic charge capacity Na2FeO4, K2FeO4, Rb2FeO4, Cs2FeO4 (alkali Fe(VI) salts), alkali earth Fe(VI) salts BaFeO4, SrFeO4, and also a transition Fe(VI) salt Ag2FeO4 which exhibits a five-electron cathodic charge storage. This paper focus on the primary alkaline Fe(VI) charge storage in aqueous electrolyte systems. Primary alkaline super-iron batteries exhibit a higher capacity than conventional alkaline batteries. Configuration optimization, enhancement and mediation of Fe(VI) cathode charge transfer of primary Fe(VI) alkaline batteries are summarized. Composite Fe(VI)/Mn(IV or VII), Fe(VI)/Ag(II) and zirconia coating stabilized Fe(VI)/Ag(II) cathode alkaline batteries are also illustrated.

Xingwen Yu; Stuart Licht

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Sediment resuspension effects on alkaline phosphatase activity  

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Sediment cores, including the associated lake water, were collected from a shallow hypereutrophic lake located in central Florida. Alkaline phosphatase activity (APA) was measured as an indicator of potential org...

S. Newman; K. R. Reddy

1992-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

143

Screening citrus rootstocks for alkalinity tolerance  

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SCREENING CITRUS ROOTSTOCKS FOR ALKALINITY TOLERANCE A Thesis by SUDAHONO Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ALM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major... Subject: Horticulture SCREENING CITRUS ROOTSTOCKS FOR ALKALINITY TOLERANCE A Thesis by SUDAHONO Approved as to style and content by: David H. yr (Chair of Com ttee) Robert E. Rouse (Member) ~. Err. tg~i ~PI. ~~ Frank M. Hone (Member) Calvin G...

Sudahono

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

144

Earth Tremors  

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... IN Prof. Milne's article in NATURE of December 26, he states that earth tremors are more frequent during the winter than during the ...

W. L. DALLAS

1896-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

145

Alkaline Electrolysis Final Technical Report  

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In this project, GE developed electrolyzer stack technologies to meet DOE’s goals for low cost electrolysis hydrogen. The main barrier to meeting the targets for electrolyzer cost was in stack assembly and construction. GE’s invention of a single piece or “monolithic” plastic electrolyzer stack reduces these costs considerably. In addition, GE developed low cost cell electrodes using a novel application of metal spray coating technology. Bench scale stack testing and cost modeling indicates that the DOE targets for stack capital cost and efficiency can be met by full-scale production of industrial electrolyzers incorporating GE’s stack technology innovations.

RIchard Bourgeois; Steven Sanborn; Eliot Assimakopoulos

2006-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

146

Molten metal reactors  

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A molten metal reactor for converting a carbon material and steam into a gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide is disclosed. The reactor includes an interior crucible having a portion contained within an exterior crucible. The interior crucible includes an inlet and an outlet; the outlet leads to the exterior crucible and may comprise a diffuser. The exterior crucible may contain a molten alkaline metal compound. Contained between the exterior crucible and the interior crucible is at least one baffle.

Bingham, Dennis N; Klingler, Kerry M; Turner, Terry D; Wilding, Bruce M

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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146 Earth Science 147 Earth Science  

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146 Earth Science 147 Earth Science ESCI 101 The Earth or ESCI 102 Evolution of the Earth or ESCI 107 Oceans and Global Change or ESCI 108 Crises of the Earth ESCI 105 Introductory Lab for Earth Geophysics I ESCI 444 Exploration Geophysics II or ESCI 446 Solid Earth Geophysics Math and Other Sciences

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

148

Earth tides  

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Nineteen papers on gravity, tilt, and strain tides are compiled into this volume. Detailed chapters cover the calculation of the tidal forces and of the Earth's response to them, as well as actual observations of earth tides. Partial Contents: On Earth tides. The tidal forces: Tidal Forces. New Computations of the Tide-Generating Potential. Corrected Tables of Tidal Harmonics. The Theory of Tidal Deformations. Body Tides on an Elliptical, Rotating, Elastic and Oceanless Earth, Deformation of the Earth by Surface Loads. Gravimetric Tidal Loading Computed from Integrated Green's Functions. Tidal Friction in the Solid Earth. Loading Tides Versus Body Tides. Lunar Tidal Acceleration from Earth Satellite Orbit Analysis. Observations: gravity. Tidal Gravity in Britain: Tidal Loading and the Spatial Distribution of the Marine Tide. Tidal Loading along a Profile Europe-East Africa-South Asia-Australia and the Pacific Ocean. Detailed Gravity-Tide Spectrum between One and Four Cycles per Day. Observations: tilt and strain. Cavity and Topographic Effects in Tilt and Strain Measurement. Observations of Local Elastic Effects on Earth Tide Tilts and Strains.

Harrison, J.C.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Effect of alkali-metal doping on photoluminescence of CdS films  

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It is established that doping of CdS polycrystalline films with alkaline metals (Li,... Cd 2? ...cation vacancies, which are nonradiative recombination centers ...

V. G. Klyuev; T. L. Maiorova

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Earth tides, earthquake occurrence and earth deformation.  

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??An analysis of Earth deformation, earthquakes and tides has been undertaken using Earth tide and interferometric SAR data from ESA satellites. The ability of Earth… (more)

Kansowa, Tarek

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Improved method for preparing rare earth sesquichalcogenides  

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An improved method for the preparation of high purity rare earth sesquichalcogenides is described. The rare earth, as one or more pieces of the metal, is sealed under a vacuum with a stoichiometric amount of sulfur or selenium and a small amount of iodine into a quartz reaction vessel. The sealed vessel is then heated to above the vaporization temperature of the chalcogen and below the melting temperature of the rare earth metal and maintained until the product has been formed. The iodine is then vaporized off leaving a pure product. The rare earth sulfides and selenides thus formed are useful as semiconductors and as thermoelectric generators. 3 tables.

Takeshita, T.; Beaudry, B.J.; Gschneidner, K.A. Jr.

1982-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

152

Transition from alkaline to calc-alkaline volcanism during evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Francevillian basin of eastern Gabon (Western Central Africa)  

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Abstract We report new geochemical data for the volcanic and subvolcanic rocks associated with the evolution of the Francevillian basin of eastern Gabon during Paleoproterozoic times (c. 2.1–2 Ga). Filling of this basin has proceeded through four main sedimentary or volcano-sedimentary episodes, namely FA, FB, FC and FD. Volcanism started during the FB episode being present only in the northern part of the basin (Okondja sub-basin). This volcanism is ultramafic to trachytic in composition and displays a rather constant alkaline geochemical signature. This signature is typical of a within-plate environment, consistent with the rift-setting generally postulated for the Francevillian basin during the FB period. Following FB, the FC unit is 10–20 m-thick silicic horizon (jasper) attesting for a massive input of silica in the basin. Following FC, the FD unit is a c. 200–400 m-thick volcano-sedimentary sequence including felsic tuffs and epiclastic rocks. The geochemical signatures of these rocks are totally distinct from those of the FB alkaline lavas. High Th/Ta and La/Ta ratios attest for a calc-alkaline signature and slight fractionation between heavy rare-earth suggests melting at a rather low pressure. Such characteristics are comparable to those of felsic lavas associated with the Taupo zone of New Zealand, a modern ensialic back-arc basin. Following FD, the FE detrital unit is defined only in the Okondja region, probably associated with a late-stage collapse of the northern part of the basin. It is suggested that the alkaline to calc-alkaline volcanic transition reflects the evolution of the Francevillian basin from a diverging to a converging setting, in response to the onset of converging movements in the Eburnean Belt of Central Africa.

Denis Thiéblemont; Pascal Bouton; Alain Préat; Jean-Christian Goujou; Monique Tegyey; Francis Weber; Michel Ebang Obiang; Jean Louis Joron; Michel Treuil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Earth's Magnetosphere  

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50 years ago - are a pair of donut shaped zones of charged particles that surround Earth and occupy the inner region of our planet's Magnetosphere. The outer belt contains...

154

Fallout Plutonium in an Alkaline, Saline Lake  

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...Mono Lake, a natural closed-basin (3) alkaline, saline lake...3 pCi/m3), and New York Bight (-0.7 pCi/m3) are much...volcanic debris that fills the basin to a depth of 1000 m. Mono...Water is lost from a closed basin lake only by evaporation and...

H. J. SIMPSON; R. M. TRIER; C. R. OLSEN; D. E. HAMMOND; A. EGE; L. MILLER; J. M. MELACK

1980-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

155

Negative Electrode For An Alkaline Cell  

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The present invention concerns a negative electrode for an alkaline cell, comprising a current collector supporting a paste containing an electrochemically active material and a binder, characterized in that said binder is a polymer containing hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups, said polymer being selected from an acrylic homopolymer, copolymer and terpolymer, an unsaturated organic acid copolymer and an unsaturated acid anhydride copolymer.

Coco, Isabelle (Talence Cedex, FR); Cocciantelli, Jean-Michel (Bordeaux, FR); Villenave, Jean-Jacques (Talence Cedex, FR)

1998-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

156

AnnaFrebel! metal-poorstars!  

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-process element pattern!! #12;AnnaFrebel! metal-poorstars! New oscillator strengths of rare earth elements!! · Sneden, Lawler et al. 2009: New Rare Earth Element Abundance Distributions for the Sun and Five r-Process-Rich, Metal-Poor Stars, and Rare Earth Lab Data Summary · Lawler, Sneden et al. 2008: Improved Laboratory

157

Google Earth Gallery  

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Google Earth Gallery Google Earth Gallery Use Google Earth to view our efforts in cleaning the past, protecting the present, and creating a sustainable future. Tours Air Quality...

158

Breaking Earth Poems  

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CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE Breaking Earth Poems A Thesis submittedFestival……………………………………………………………………..…..14 Earth Against Mylittle else in their hands. Earth Against My Back I lay in

Hernandez, Scott Mcnaul

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Earth Day Haiku  

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Earth Day Haiku ... The winning entries in the 2003 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day poetry contest (sponsored by ACS) are presented. ...

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Alkaline chemistry of transuranium elements and technetium and the treatment of alkaline radioactive wastes  

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Goal of this survey is to generalize the known data on fundamental physical-chemical properties of TRUs and Tc, methods for their isolation, and to provide recommendations that will be useful for partitioning them from alkaline high-level wastes.

Delegard, C.H. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Peretrukhin, V.F.; Shilov, V.P.; Pikaev, A.K. [Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation). Inst. of Physical Chemistry

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

The effect of alkaline agents on retention of EOR chemicals  

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This report summarizes a literature survey on how alkaline agents reduce losses of surfactants and polymers in oil recovery by chemical injection. Data are reviewed for crude sulfonates, clean anionic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, and anionic and nonionic polymers. The role of mineral chemistry is briefly described. Specific effects of various alkaline anions are discussed. Investigations needed to improve the design of alkaline-surfactant-polymer floods are suggested. 62 refs., 28 figs., 6 tabs.

Lorenz, P.B.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Parasitic corrosion-resistant anode for use in metal/air or metal/O/sub 2/ cells  

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A consumable metal anode is described which is used in refuelable electrochemical cells and wherein at least a peripheral edge portion of the anode is protected against a corrosive alkaline environment of the cell by the application of a thin metal coating, the coating being formed of metals such as nickel, silver, and gold.

Joy, R.W.; Smith, D.F.

1982-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

163

Au/MxOy/TiO2 catalysts for CO oxidation: promotional effect of main-group, transition, and rare-earth metal oxide additives.  

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Au/TiO2 catalysts are active for CO oxidation, but they suffer from high-temperature sintering of the gold particles, and few attempts have been made to promote or stabilize Au/TiO2. Our recent communication addressed these issues by loading gold onto Al2O3/TiO2 prepared via surface-sol-gel processing of Al(sec-OC4H9)3 on TiO2. In our current full paper, Au/Al2O3/TiO2 catalysts were prepared alternatively by thermal decomposition of Al(NO3)3 on TiO2 followed by loading gold, and the influences of the decomposition temperature and Al2O3 content were systematically surveyed. This facile method was subsequently extended to the preparation of a battery of metal oxide-modified Au/TiO2 catalysts virtually not reported. It was found that Au/TiO2 modified by CaO, NiO, ZnO, Ga2O3, Y2O3, ZrO2, La2O3, Pr2O3, Nd2O3, Sm2O3, Eu2O3, Gd2O3, Dy2O3, Ho2O3, Er2O3, or Yb2O3 could retain significant activity at ambient temperature even after aging in O2-He at 500 C, whereas unmodified Au/TiO2 lost its activity. Moreover, some 200 C-calcined promoted catalysts showed high activity even at about -100 C. The deactivation and regeneration of some of these new catalysts were studied. This work furnished novel catalysts for further fundamental and applied research.

Ma, Zhen [ORNL; Overbury, Steven {Steve} H [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

DNA DAMAGE QUANTITATION BY ALKALINE GEL ELECTROPHORESIS.  

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Physical and chemical agents in the environment, those used in clinical applications, or encountered during recreational exposures to sunlight, induce damages in DNA. Understanding the biological impact of these agents requires quantitation of the levels of such damages in laboratory test systems as well as in field or clinical samples. Alkaline gel electrophoresis provides a sensitive (down to {approx} a few lesions/5Mb), rapid method of direct quantitation of a wide variety of DNA damages in nanogram quantities of non-radioactive DNAs from laboratory, field, or clinical specimens, including higher plants and animals. This method stems from velocity sedimentation studies of DNA populations, and from the simple methods of agarose gel electrophoresis. Our laboratories have developed quantitative agarose gel methods, analytical descriptions of DNA migration during electrophoresis on agarose gels (1-6), and electronic imaging for accurate determinations of DNA mass (7-9). Although all these components improve sensitivity and throughput of large numbers of samples (7,8,10), a simple version using only standard molecular biology equipment allows routine analysis of DNA damages at moderate frequencies. We present here a description of the methods, as well as a brief description of the underlying principles, required for a simplified approach to quantitation of DNA damages by alkaline gel electrophoresis.

SUTHERLAND,B.M.; BENNETT,P.V.; SUTHERLAND, J.C.

2004-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

165

Sonoelectrochemical production of hydrogen via alkaline water electrolysis.  

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??Alkaline water electrolysis is a promising technology to produce clean and pure hydrogen. This technology coupled with the ultrasound results in an enhanced rate of… (more)

Hassan Zadeh, Salman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

The Composite Zirfon® Separator for Alkaline Water Electrolysis  

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During the last few years, VITO has been developing a new type of microporous composite separator material for use in alkaline water electrolysis [1, 2].

Ph. Vermeiren; W. Adriansens; J. P. Moreels…

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Welcome and OverviewInnovation  

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Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Welcome and Overview Innovation for Our Energy Future Bryan Pivovar National Renewable Energy Laboratory AMFC Workshop May 8, 2011 Innovation...

168

GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features  

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GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features The Google Earth of the Google Earth window. Often when opening up the Google Earth program, the view screen will be a view of the entire Earth from space. Navigation bar

Smith-Konter, Bridget

169

Rare Earth Tungsten Bronzes  

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Rare Earth Tungsten Bronzes ... Trivalent Rare Earth Ion Conduction in the Rare Earth Tungstates with the Sc2(WO4)3-Type Structure ... Trivalent Rare Earth Ion Conduction in the Rare Earth Tungstates with the Sc2(WO4)3-Type Structure ...

Werner Ostertag

1966-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

2006 Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Final Report  

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Workshop report from the Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop held December 11-13, 2006, in Phoenix, Arizona. This report highlights specific aspects of the workshop and reports on general consensus (and dissent) of the joint session. The findings and key recommendations of individual breakout groups from the Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop are also reported.

171

Laboratory study on the behaviour of spent AA household alkaline batteries in incineration  

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The quantitative evaluation of emissions from incineration is essential when Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies consider this process as an end-of-life solution for some wastes. Thus, the objective of this work is to quantify the main gaseous emissions produced when spent AA alkaline batteries are incinerated. With this aim, batteries were kept for 1 h at 1273 K in a refractory steel tube hold in a horizontal electric furnace with temperature control. At one end of the refractory steel tube, a constant air flow input assures the presence of oxygen in the atmosphere and guides the gaseous emissions to a filter system followed by a set of two bubbler flasks having an aqueous solution of 10% (v/v) nitric acid. After each set of experiments, sulphur, chlorides and metals (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, Tl and Zn) were analyzed in both the solutions obtained from the steel tube washing and from the bubblers. Sulphur, chlorides and metals were quantified, respectively, using barium sulfate gravimetry, the Volhard method and atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). The emissions of zinc, the most emitted metal, represent about 6.5% of the zinc content in the batteries. Emissions of manganese (whose oxide is the main component of the cathode) and iron (from the cathode collector) are negligible when compared with their amount in AA alkaline batteries. Mercury is the metal with higher volatility in the composition of the batteries and was collected even in the second bubbler flask. The amount of chlorides collected corresponds to about 36% of the chlorine in the battery sleeve that is made from PVC. A considerable part of the HCl formed in PVC plastic sleeve incineration is neutralized with KOH, zinc and manganese oxides and, thus, it is not totally released in the gas. Some of the emissions are predictable through a thermodynamic data analysis at temperatures in the range of 1200-1300 K taking into account the composition of the batteries. This analysis was done for most of potential reactions between components in the batteries as well as between them and the surrounding atmosphere and it reasonably agrees the experimental results. The results obtained show the role of alkaline batteries at the acid gases cleaning process, through the neutralization reactions of some of their components. Therefore, LCA of spent AA alkaline batteries at the municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration process must consider this contribution.

Almeida, Manuel F. [LEPAE, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)], E-mail: mfa@fe.up.pt; Xara, Susana M.; Delgado, Julanda; Costa, Carlos A. [LEPAE, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

172

Calixarene crown ether solvent composition and use thereof for extraction of cesium from alkaline waste solutions  

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A solvent composition and corresponding method for extracting cesium (Cs) from aqueous neutral and alkaline solutions containing Cs and perhaps other competing metal ions is described. The method entails contacting an aqueous Cs-containing solution with a solvent consisting of a specific class of lipophilic calix[4]arene-crown ether extractants dissolved in a hydrocarbon-based diluent containing a specific class of alkyl-aromatic ether alcohols as modifiers. The cesium values are subsequently recovered from the extractant, and the solvent subsequently recycled, by contacting the Cs-containing organic solution with an aqueous stripping solution. This combined extraction and stripping method is especially useful as a process for removal of the radionuclide cesium-137 from highly alkaline waste solutions which are also very concentrated in sodium and potassium. No pre-treatment of the waste solution is necessary, and the cesium can be recovered using a safe and inexpensive stripping process using water, dilute (millimolar) acid solutions, or dilute (millimolar) salt solutions. An important application for this invention would be treatment of alkaline nuclear tank wastes. Alternatively, the invention could be applied to decontamination of acidic reprocessing wastes containing cesium-137.

Moyer, Bruce A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Sachleben, Richard A. (Knoxville, TN); Bonnesen, Peter V. (Knoxville, TN); Presley, Derek J. (Ooltewah, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Thermodynamics of an Aqueous-Alkaline/Carbonate Carbon Fuel Cell  

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In view of the fact that aqueous-alkaline hydrogen fuel cells have been used to power an Austin car and a commercial Black Cab in London, these recent results suggest the potential use of aqueous-alkaline carbon fuel cells for vehicular transportation. ... Thus, biocarbons can be a sustainable, environmentally friendly fuel for carbon fuel cell applications, whose production complements the production of bioethanol and biodiesel fuels in a biomass refinery. ... Our interest in the aqueous-alkaline biocarbon fuel cell is stimulated by the fact that aqueous-alkaline hydrogen fuel cells have been used to power an Austin car and a commercial London Black Cab.29-31 Thus, the development of a functional aqueous-alkaline carbon fuel cell could facilitate the replacement of non-renewable, liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels by renewable, solid biocarbons. ...

Michael Jerry Antal, Jr.; Gérard C. Nihous

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

174

Synthesis and luminescence properties of rare earth activated phosphors for near UV-emitting LEDs for efficacious generation of white light  

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of R 2 SiO 5 (R = rare earth elements)?, Mater. Res. Bull.QE Quantum Efficiency RE Rare Earth Elements RGB Red, green,transition metal or rare earth elements. The standard

Han, Jinkyu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Earth'future climate  

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...their visions of the future I. Astronomy and Earth sciences compiled by J. M. T. Thompson Earth'future climate Mark A. Saunders 1 1 Benfield...provide informed scientific projections for Earth's climate into the next millennium. This...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Protecting Life on Earth  

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Review: Protecting Life on Earth: An Introduction to thePeter B. Protecting Life on Earth: An Introduction to theof Protecting Life on Earth is “to explain to an intelligent

Anderson, Byron P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New ternary rare-earth metal boride carbides R{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} (R=Y, Gd-Lu) containing BC{sub 2} units: Crystal and electronic structures, magnetic properties  

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The ternary rare-earth boride carbides R{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} (R=Y, Gd-Lu) were prepared from the elements by arc-melting followed by annealing in silica tubes at 1270 K for 1 month. The crystal structures of Tb{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} and Er{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} were determined from single crystal X-ray diffraction data. They crystallize in a new structure type in space group P4/mnc (Tb{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14}: a=8.1251(5) A, c=15.861(1) A, Z=2, R{sub 1}=0.041 (wR{sub 2}=0.088) for 1023 reflections with I{sub o}>2{sigma}(I{sub o}); Er{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14}: a=7.932(1) A, c=15.685(2) A, Z=2, R{sub 1}=0.037 (wR{sub 2}=0.094) for 1022 reflections with I{sub o}>2{sigma}(I{sub o})). The crystal structure contains discrete carbon atoms and bent CBC units in octahedra and distorted bicapped square antiprisms, respectively. In both structures the same type of disorder exists. One R atom position needs to be refined as split atom position with a ratio 9:1 indicative of a 10% substitution of the neighboring C{sup 4-} by C{sub 2}{sup 4-}. The actual composition has then to be described as R{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14.2}. The isoelectronic substitution does not change the electron partition of R{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} which can be written as (R{sup 3+}){sub 15}(C{sup 4-}){sub 6}(CBC{sup 5-}){sub 4{center_dot}}e{sup -}. The electronic structure was studied with the extended Hueckel method. The investigated compounds Tb{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14}, Dy{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} and Er{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} are hard ferromagnets with Curie temperatures T{sub C}=145, 120 and 50 K, respectively. The coercive field B{sub C}=3.15 T for Dy{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} is quite remarkable. - Graphical abstract: The ternary rare earth boride carbides R{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} (R=Y, Gd-Lu) were prepared from the elements by arc-melting followed by annealing in silica tubes at 1270 K for 1 month. Tb{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} is a new member of the rare-earth metal boride carbide series in which the finite quasi-molecular CBC entities as well as isolated C atoms are embedded in the voids of the metal atom matrix. The structure of Tb{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} contains two types of slabs: one slab contains finite bent CBC units and isolated carbon atoms whereas another is formed only from octahedral coordinated single carbon atoms. The electronic structure for the idealized composition corresponds to an electron partitioning according to (Tb{sup 3+}){sub 15}(C{sup 4-}){sub 6}(CBC{sup 5-}){sub 4{center_dot}}e{sup -} giving rise to a single electron per formula for Tb-Tb framework bonding. The magnetism of the ternary rare earth boride carbides R{sub 15}B{sub 4}C{sub 14} (R=Tb, Dy, Er) is characterized by the onset of ferromagnetic order below T<150 K.

Babizhetskyy, Volodymyr, E-mail: v.babizhetskyy@fkf.mpg.d [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, Postfach 800665, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Simon, Arndt; Mattausch, Hansjuergen [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, Postfach 800665, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Hiebl, Kurt [Arbeitsgruppe Neue Materialien, Universitaet Wien, Waehringerstrasse 42, A-1090 Wien (Austria); Zheng Chong [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 (United States)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

178

Earth System Modeling  

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Earth system models are important research tools for improving understanding ... climate system (and maybe never will), Earth system models nowadays typically focus on specific aspects, for...

Patrick Jöckel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Earth & Aquatic Sciences | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Earth and Aquatic Sciences Earth and Aquatic Sciences SHARE Earth and Aquatic Sciences Create and apply new knowledge across multiple scales to aid decision makers on the stewardship of air, water and land resources. Many factors affect the fate, transport and transformation of metal and radionuclide contaminants found on DOE lands. A fundamental understanding of environmental inorganic and biological interactions is needed for deriving practical solutions to management of DOE lands. ORNL applies molecular to field-scale chemistry, hydrology and microbiology expertise, together with neutron scattering, nano-materials sciences facilities, computing resources and comprehensive models in environmental remediation sciences research. Multiple research projects are carried out with aims of

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline texturing baths Sample Search...  

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3.5. Precision The precision of the three alkaline peroxodisulfate... waters by oxidation with alkaline potassium peroxodisulfate and low pressure microwave digestion... ,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline massif kola Sample Search Results  

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Summary: ultramafic-alkaline complex in the Kola Alkaline Prov- ince, northwestern Russia. This work continues... supports a close affinity between CAPR and carbonatitic rocks...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline pluton kola Sample Search Results  

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Summary: ultramafic-alkaline complex in the Kola Alkaline Prov- ince, northwestern Russia. This work continues... supports a close affinity between CAPR and carbonatitic rocks...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline fluids released Sample Search...  

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Fossil Fuels 6 Geothermal fluxes of alkalinity in the Narayani river system of central Nepal Summary: alkalinity. HCO3 is normally the dominant anion. Sr isotope ratios from...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline hydrothermal reaction Sample Search...  

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Engineering 13 Geothermal fluxes of alkalinity in the Narayani river system of central Nepal Summary: alkalinity. HCO3 is normally the dominant anion. Sr isotope ratios from...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline intermediate level Sample Search...  

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Energy 24 Geothermal fluxes of alkalinity in the Narayani river system of central Nepal Summary: Geothermal fluxes of alkalinity in the Narayani river system of central Nepal...

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Microwave Plasma Monitoring System For Real-Time Elemental Analysis  

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air for the presence of minor amounts of elements, particularly transition metals, rare earth elements, actinides, and alkali and alkaline earth elements. The invention apparatus...

187

Earth Structure Introduction  

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Earth Structure Introduction Earth Structure (2nd Edition), 2004 W.W. Norton & Co, New York Slide show by Ben van der Pluijm © WW Norton, unless noted otherwise #12;© EarthStructure (2nd ed) 210/4/2010 Aerial views #12;© EarthStructure (2nd ed) 310/4/2010 http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/Ben/ES/ #12

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Percolation Explains How Earth's Iron Core Formed | Stanford Synchrotron  

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Percolation Explains How Earth's Iron Core Formed Percolation Explains How Earth's Iron Core Formed Wednesday, November 27, 2013 The formation of Earth's metallic core, which makes up a third of our planet's mass, represents the most significant differentiation event in Earth's history. Earth's present layered structure with a metallic core and an overlying silicate mantle would have required mechanisms to separate iron alloy from a silicate phase. Percolation of liquid iron alloy moving through a solid silicate matrix (much as water percolates through porous rock, or even coffee grinds) has been proposed as a possible model for core formation (Figure 1). Many previous experimental results have ruled out percolation as a major core formation mechanism for Earth at the relatively lower pressure conditions in the upper mantle, but until now experimental

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Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Welcome and OverviewInnovation  

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Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Welcome and Overview Innovation for Our Energy Future Bryan Pivovar National Renewable Energy Laboratory AMFC Workshop May 8, 2011 Innovation for Our Energy Future 2 Welcome - Your participation is appreciated - Date of Workshop Innovation for Our Energy Future 3 Meeting Location Innovation for Our Energy Future Workshop Agenda SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks (Salon H) 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Workshop Overview: Dr. Bryan Pivovar, NREL (Salon H) 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Alkaline Membrane Research Overview: Prof. Andy Herring, Colorado School of Mines (Salon H) 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Alkaline Electrocatalysis Research Overview: Prof. Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University (Salon H) 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm AMFCs: Tokuyama Perspective:

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Functionality of alkaline cooked corn bran on tortilla texture  

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and flexible. A sensory panel found that tortillas containing nixtamalized cereal brans had a strong alkaline flavor and aroma and a blistered surface, with a soft, moist texture. NCB tortillas had the highest overall acceptability scores. Pericarp from...

Guajardo Flores, Sara

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Using the Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer (ASP)  

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Alkaline Surfactant Polymer (ASP) process is a tertiary method of oil recovery that has promising results for future development. It has already been implemented in different areas of the United States such as Wyoming, west Texas, also in Canada...

Musharova, Darya

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline nuclear waste Sample Search Results  

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waste Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alkaline nuclear waste...

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A Thin Porous Polyantimonic Acid Based Membrane as a Separator in Alkaline Water Electrolysis  

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Polyantimonic acid based membranes have been evaluated as a separator in alkaline water electrolysis.

R. Leysen; W. Doyen; R. Proost; H. Vandenborre

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Searching for life where the sun don't shine : explorations to the seafloors of Earth and Europa  

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Hydrothermal vents on Earth's seafloor host entire ecosystems that live off energy from chemosynthesis rather than photosynthesis. This energy process uses chemical reactions between metals and hot gases from inside Earth's ...

Fitzpatrick, Garret R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Earth System Models  

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Earth system analysis — this term is often associated with the study of the ‘solid’ Earth with its surrounding spheres, the atmosphere, cryosphere, and hydrosphere. However, within IGBP (the International Geos...

Martin Clussen

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Argonne's Earth Day 2011  

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Argonne celebrated Earth Day on April 21, 2011 with an event that featured green activities and information booths.

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2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon diagnostics of the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetosphere  

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A method of distant monitoring of the Earth’s magnetosphere and atmosphere is described, which is based on the close correlation between the modulations in the flux of atmospheric muons detected at the Earth’s su...

N. S. Barbashina; V. V. Borog…

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Accretion of the Earth  

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...Issue Origin and differentiation of the Earth: past to present organized by Andrew Jephcoat and Alex Halliday Accretion of the Earth Robin M Canup * * ( robin@boulder.swri...Boulder, CO 80302, USA The origin of the Earth and its Moon has been the focus of an enormous...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Day Plus 40  

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Earth Day Plus 40 ... Many of our readers were not even born at the time of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. ... The first Earth Day was the brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who suggested the idea of a national “teach-in”. ...

Jerald L. Schnoor

2010-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Supra-Earth affairs  

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...Martin Dominik and John C. Zarnecki Supra-Earth affairs Mazlan Othman * * mazlan.othman...Nations activities in the field of near-Earth objects in some detail, and suggests that...extra-terrestrial intelligence|near-Earth objects|international cooperation in...

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Flattening the earth  

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...book-review Book Review Flattening the earth J.S Rowlinson * * Corresponding author...HoareThe quest for the true figure of the Earth: ideas and expeditions in four centuries...notion that everything that happened on the Earth and in the Heavens should have a mechanical...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Systems Science Earth Systems Science at UNH  

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Earth Systems Science Earth Systems Science at UNH THE UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) Earth Systems Research Center is dedicated to understanding the Earth as an integrative scientists and students study the Earth's ecosystems, atmosphere, water, and ice using field measurements

Pringle, James "Jamie"

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Sealed feed-through for a wall in an alkaline battery  

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The sealed feed-through interconnects two cells of an alkaline storage battery (eg. for an electrically propelled car) by passing through a wall of the battery. The battery includes a monobloc casing of plastic material defining at least two battery cell compartments which are separated by said wall, and said wall has an orifice for receiving the feed-through. The feed-through comprises a first portion for electrical connection to electrodes of a first polarity in a first one of the cells and a second portion for electrical connection to electrodes of opposite polarity in the other cell. In an alkaline battery, conventional welding techniques for making such feed-throughs in lead-acid batteries are not applicable because metals such as nickel steel must be used instead of lead. The resulting welding temperature would destroy the plastic wall. Instead, the first and second portions include interfitting male and female portions suitable for passing through said orifice from opposite sides thereof and for engaging each other in a force fit. Respective skirts surround said interfitting portions and serve to compress at least one deformable sealing member around the orifice. Stops are provided to prevent the wall being crushed when the feed-through portions are forced together.

Bellis, L.; Prokopp, R.

1984-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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CoolEarth formerly Cool Earth Solar | Open Energy Information  

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CoolEarth formerly Cool Earth Solar CoolEarth formerly Cool Earth Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name CoolEarth (formerly Cool Earth Solar) Place Livermore, California Zip 94550 Product CoolEarth is a concentrated PV developer using inflatable concentrators to focus light onto triple-junction cells. References CoolEarth (formerly Cool Earth Solar)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. CoolEarth (formerly Cool Earth Solar) is a company located in Livermore, California . References ↑ "CoolEarth (formerly Cool Earth Solar)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=CoolEarth_formerly_Cool_Earth_Solar&oldid=343892" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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Effect of pre-oxidation and environmental aging on the seal strength of a novel high-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) sealing glass with metallic interconnect  

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A novel high-temperature alkaline-earth silicate sealing glass was developed for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) applications. The glass was used to join two ferritic stainless steel coupons for strength evaluation. The steel coupons were pre-oxidized at elevated temperatures to promote thick oxide layers to simulate long-term exposure conditions. In addition, seals to as-received metal coupons were also tested after aging in oxidizing or reducing environments to simulate the actual SOFC environment. Room temperature tensile testing showed strength degradation when using pre-oxidized coupons, and more extensive degradation after aging in air. Fracture surface and microstructural analysis confirmed that the cause of degradation was formation of SrCrO4 at the outer sealing edges exposed to air.

Chou, Y. S.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Singh, Prabhakar

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkaline solution absorption of carbon dioxide method and apparatus  

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Disclosed is a method for measuring the concentration of hydroxides (or pH) in alkaline solutions, using the tendency of hydroxides to adsorb CO{sub 2}. The method comprises passing CO{sub 2} over the surface of an alkaline solution in a remote tank before and after measurements of the CO{sub 2} concentration. Comparison of the measurements yields the adsorption fraction from which the hydroxide concentration can be calculated using a correlation of hydroxide or pH to adsorption fraction. A schematic is given of a process system according to a preferred embodiment of the invention. 2 figs.

Hobbs, D.T.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A particulate non-specific alkaline phosphatase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae  

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. Dennis J. Opheim A previously undefined alkaline phosphatase in yeast, which is particulate, has been found. This latter form has no mobil- ity on polyacrylamide gels and can be sedimented after centri- fugation at 200, 000 x g for one hour. Over 90X... of the enzyme activity can be solubilized from the particulate fraction with 100 mM sodium cholate. In the solubilized state this enzyme has been found to migrate in the same position on polyacrylamide gels as the already known soluble repressible alkaline...

Mitchell, James Kent

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anodic oxidation of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid on platinum electrode in alkaline medium  

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Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) forms strong metal complexes and is often used to remove scale from heat-transfer equipment and to decontaminate equipment exposed to radioactive material. However, the resultant waste in the form of EDTA-metal complex is hard to treat due to the high stability of such complexes. The anodic oxidation of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) was studied in alkaline medium on a smooth platinum electrode. Bulk electrolysis indicated that stable organic intermediates (formaldehyde and glyoxal) are formed during the oxidation of EDTA and that complete oxidation to CO{sub 2} can be achieved. The proposed pathway suggests that the acetate groups in EDTA are initially oxidized, generating formaldehyde and ethylenediamine. The rest potential of EDTA (0.066 to 0.164 V vs. Hg/HgO) was observed to be higher than for other organic species. In alkaline medium, very little EDTA oxidation was found to occur on bare platinum. Limiting-current behavior due to PtO formation was observed immediately positive of the rest potential. Tafel behavior (Tafel slope 120 mV/dec) was observed in the potential region positive of the cessation of the bulk of oxide film formation and negative of the onset of O{sub 2} evolution. The reaction order of EDTA was determined to be {approximately}0.5, and that of OH{sup {minus}} was close to zero. The reaction mechanism consistent with the experimental data involves Temkin-type adsorption and a first-electron-transfer rate-determining step.

Pakalapati, S.N.R.; Popov, B.N.; White, R.E. [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pyrolysis of lignin for phenols with alkaline additive  

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Abstract This study is devoted to investigating the effect of alkaline additives on lignin pyrolysis for producing phenols. The effects of different types and amounts of alkaline additives, i.e., 0–20 wt.% NaOH, KOH, Na2CO3 or K2CO3, on lignin pyrolysis were tested in a fixed bed reactor. The chemicals in the pyrolysis liquid from a commercial alkali lignin with and without alkaline additive were mainly phenols including 2-methoxy-phenol, 2,6-dimethoxy-phenol, alkyl-phenols (free of methoxyl group) and 2-methoxy-4-alkyl-phenols. More vanillin and dimethoxy-benzene appeared in the pyrolysis liquid of alkali lignin and lignin purified from black liquor, respectively. While carbonate additives facilitated the production of methxoy-phenols, more alkyl-phenols were formed with the hydroxide additives. Analysis showed that all the alkaline additives promoted the reactions of decarboxylation or decarbonylation and the removal of unsaturated alkyl branch chains. The strong alkalescence of NaOH and KOH facilitated more deoxygenation of methoxyl groups so that there were more phenols free of methoxyl groups. The pyrolysis of PL resulted in the liquid yields of up to 30 wt.% (dry base), and the content of phenols was above 80% in the liquid.

Cuina Peng; Guangyi Zhang; Junrong Yue; Guangwen Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2011 Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Final Report  

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Report from the Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop held May 8-9, 2011, in Arlington, Virginia. The body of the report focuses on the discussion that occurred within breakout sessions. The Executive Summary presents a few select highlights from each session.

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Examining Earth's Ecological Problems  

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Examining Earth's Ecological Problems ... In "Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit," Sen. Al Gore (D.-Tenn.) ... However, nearly all of it is a fluffy recapitulation of the doomsday theories of those members of a modern environmentalist group who see nothing but disaster and catastrophe in store for the human race, and perhaps all other forms of life on Earth, unless people change their wicked ways—at once. ...

PHILLIP J. WINGATE

1992-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Day Redux  

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Earth Day Redux ... Thirty years ago this month, as a young reporter at Chemical & Engineering News , I was assigned to write the lead News of the Week story on the very first Earth Day—April 22,1970. ... Here's the lead of that 1970 C&EN story: "Millions of people were expected to participate in protests against their polluted heritage as the much heralded and politically popular environmental movement picked up steam last week and culminated Wednesday in Earth Day. ...

MADELEINE JACOBS

2000-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Lab celebrates Earth Day  

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Lab celebrates Earth Day Community Connections: Your link to news and opportunities from Los Alamos National Laboratory Latest Issue: Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015 All Issues submit Lab...

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Evaluation of packed-bed and fluidized-bed cell technology for the destruction and removal of contaminants in alkaline waste solutions. Final report  

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Disposing of the large quantity of nuclear waste that has been produced within the DOE complex is an area of active research and development. Electrochemical processes have been reported for the treatment of alkaline wastes including the destruction of nitrate and nitrite and the removal of metals such as Tc and Ru. Electrolytic recovery of metals from dilute solution has been reported using conventional porous electrodes such as felt electrode and reticulated electrode, but use of such electrodes is limited. The pores of such electrodes become blocked as a consequence of metal deposition. If an attempt is made to regenerate these electrodes by dissolution of the deposited metals, oxygen evolution on the matrix competes with dissolution of metals deposited within the pores. On the other hand, the use of three dimensional packed-bed and fluidized-bed electrodes having large surface area per unit volume would offer an improvement on felt or reticulated system because of the greater ease of regeneration.

Hobbs, D.T. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Bockris, J.O.M.; Kim, Jinseong [Texas A& M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Surface Electrochemistry Laboratory

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline single cell Sample Search Results  

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aqueous-alkaline biocarbon fuel cell. In view of the fact... that aqueous-alkaline hydrogen fuel cells have been used to power an Austin car and a commercial Black Cab... in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkalinity Sample Search Results  

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aqueous-alkaline biocarbon fuel cell. In view of the fact... that aqueous-alkaline hydrogen fuel cells have been used to power an Austin car and a commercial Black Cab... in...

217

Cysteamine-induced inhibition of mucosal and pancreatic alkaline secretion in rat duodenum  

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To determine the effect of cysteamine on the alkaline secretion by the duodenal epithelium, pancreas, and Brunner's glands in relation to the pathogenesis of duodenal ulceration, the alkaline sec...

Keiji Ohe MD; DMSc; Yoshifumi Miura MD…

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline hot springs Sample Search Results  

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2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Geothermal fluxes of alkalinity in the Narayani river system of central Nepal Summary: investigated, source of river solutes and alkalinity. Active hot springs are...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline melts beneath Sample Search Results  

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et al. 2001), mac alkaline magmas... , it is not coincident that the mac rock at Bingham Canyon is alkaline (Waite et al. 1997) and the basaltic mac melt... specia- tion...

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Evolution of Life on Earth EVOLUTION OF LIFE ON EARTH  

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Evolution of Life on Earth #12;EVOLUTION OF LIFE ON EARTH #12;Earth ~4.5 billion years ago A bad day .... #12;Old (Archean) Rocks #12;4.4 Billion year old Zircon Earth was temperate and had water 4.4 billion years ago! #12;#12;EVOLUTION OF LIFE ON EARTH #12;Making Organic Molecules : Miller & Urey Famous

Shirley, Yancy

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Optimum Operating Conditions for Alkaline Water Electrolysis Coupled with Solar PV Energy System  

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This paper investigates theoretically and experimentally the optimum operating conditions for alkaline water electrolysis coupled with a solar photovoltaic (PV)...

Ashraf Balabel; Mohamed S. Zaky; Ismail Sakr

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Stabilization of Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal...  

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Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal-Metal Oxide-Graphene Triple Junction Points. Stabilization of Electrocatalytic Metal Nanoparticles at Metal-Metal Oxide-Graphene...

223

Global relationships of total alkalinity with salinity and temperature in surface waters of the world's oceans  

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Global relationships of total alkalinity with salinity and temperature in surface waters, R. A. Feely, and R. M. Key (2006), Global relationships of total alkalinity with salinity 35)2 + d (SST Ã? 20) + e (SST Ã? 20)2 fits surface total alkalinity (AT) data for each of five

224

Alkaline Microfluidic Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell as a Cathode Characterization Platform  

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Alkaline Microfluidic Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell as a Cathode Characterization Platform Fikile R of hydrogen H2 and oxygen O2 . Operating fuel cells in alkaline media, as opposed to acidic media, has on an alkaline microfluidic fuel cell for catalyst and electrode characterization. Its constantly refreshing

Kenis, Paul J. A.

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carleton.ca Earth Sciences  

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carleton.ca Earth Sciences #12;Earth is our home. It is a dynamic planet, integrating and recording spectrometers or electron microprobes--earth scientists investigate Earth's evolution to help understand future today and for the future is enhanced by the expertise of economic geologists. Knowledge of the Earth

Dawson, Jeff W.

226

Cool Earth Solar  

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In a public-private partnership that takes full advantage of the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) for the first time, Sandia National Laboratories and Cool Earth Solar have signed an agreement that could make solar energy more affordable and accessible. In this piece, representatives from Sandia, Cool Earth Solar, and leaders in California government all discuss the unique partnership and its expected impact.

Lamkin, Rob; McIlroy, Andy; Swalwell, Eric; Rajan, Kish

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

227

Earth Day 2010: Earth Day 40th Anniversary Poster  

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EGJ Issue 30 Earth Day 2010 ISSN 1076-7975 In celebration of 40 Earth Day the Electronic GreenEconomics, Poznan, Poland. Earth image used from www.sxc.hu.

Nowacka, Izabela

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth, Space Sciences  

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Earth, Space Sciences Earth, Space Sciences /science-innovation/_assets/images/icon-science.jpg Earth, Space Sciences National security depends on science and technology. The United States relies on Los Alamos National Laboratory for the best of both. No place on Earth pursues a broader array of world-class scientific endeavors. Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM)» Earth A team of scientists is working to understand how local changes in hydrology might bring about major changes to the Arctic landscape, including the possibility of a large-scale carbon release from thawing permafrost. Bryan Travis, an expert in fluid dynamics, is author of the Mars global hydrology numerical computer model, or MAGHNUM, used for calculating heat and fluid transport phenomena. (MAGHNUM was previously

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Earth's Core Hottest Layer  

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Earth's Core Hottest Layer Earth's Core Hottest Layer Name: Alfred Status: Grade: 6-8 Location: FL Country: USA Date: Spring 2011 Question: Why is the inner core the hottest layer? How is that possible? Replies: There are two factors causing the center of the Earth hotter than various layers of the Earth's. First, the more dense is the layer. The denser layer, the hotter it will be. In addition, the source of the heating is due to heat produced by nuclear decay. These substances tend to be more dense than lower dense substances. So the source of heat (temperature) is higher, the greater will be the temperature. Having said all that, the reasons are rather more complicated in the "real" Earth. If the inner layers were less dense they would rise (bubble) to the "surface" leaving the inner layers more dense and thus hotter layers.

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Earth & Environmental Science  

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Earth & Environmental Science Earth & Environmental Science Earth & Environmental Science1354608000000Earth & Environmental ScienceSome of these resources are LANL-only and will require Remote Access./No/Questions? 667-5809library@lanl.gov Earth & Environmental Science Some of these resources are LANL-only and will require Remote Access. Key Resources Reference Data Sources Organizations Journals Key Resources AGRICOLA The catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. BioOne A global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental

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Stray current interference control for HVDC earth currents  

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High-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines exist around the world, with several in the US. When one conductor must be taken out of operation (in case of emergency), the earth may be used as an alternate conductor. The earth current may be accumulated on and discharged from underground metallic structures that cross the voltage gradient created by the current. Test results on two lines showed that stray current interference is not a major problem if mitigated properly.

Fitzgerald, J.H. III [PSG Corrosion Engineering/Corrpro Cos., Detroit, MI (United States); Kroon, D.H. [Corrpro Companies Inc., Spring, TX (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Celebrate Earth Day with ACS  

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Celebrate Earth Day with ACS ... Winners of the ACS-sponsored Earth Day 2004 music video contest are reported. ... ACS resources for celebrating the Earth Day 2005 theme, "Air—Here, There, Everywhere", are discussed. ...

Erica K. Jacobsen

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nature: Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond  

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Nature: Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond ... The column summarizes research articles from Nature that report on anthropogenic activities and natural phenomena that influence the chemical composition of Earth's atmosphere. ...

Sabine Heinhorst; Gordon Cannon

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Sciences | More Science | ORNL  

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fully coupled, and intermodel comparison are underway. Moving forward, Earth system models that imbed a stochastic representation of variable Earth system behavior such...

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Metal Aminoboranes  

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Metal Aminoboranes Metal Aminoboranes Metal Aminoboranes Metal aminoboranes of the formula M(NH.sub.2BH.sub.3).sub.n have been synthesized. June 25, 2013 Metal Aminoboranes Metal aminoboranes of the formula M(NH.sub.2BH.sub.3).sub.n have been synthesized. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Metal Aminoboranes Metal aminoboranes of the formula M(NH.sub.2BH.sub.3).sub.n have been synthesized. Metal aminoboranes are hydrogen storage materials. Metal aminoboranes are also precursors for synthesizing other metal aminoboranes. Metal aminoboranes can be dehydrogenated to form hydrogen and a reaction product. The reaction product can react with hydrogen to form a hydrogen storage material. Metal aminoboranes can be included in a kit. U.S. Patent No.: 7,713,506 (DOE S-112,798)

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Life on Earth. II The Hadean Earth  

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on Earth ·Does not need Oxygen or CO2 ·Does not need to metabolize Carbon ·Does not need Sunlight ·Can Smokers Mid-ocean hydrothermal vents (geysers) ·Temperature >100C (to 400C) ·Spew iron and sulfides for biochemistry ·Hydrothermal vents provide nutrients ·Protected from surface impacts #12;Earliest Life ·May have

Walter, Frederick M.

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Earth-Abundant Materials  

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DOE funds research into Earth-abundant materials for thin-film solar applications in response to the issue of materials scarcity surrounding other photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Below are a list...

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Earth's Global Energy Budget  

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An update is provided on the Earth's global annual mean energy budget in the light of new observations and analyses. In 1997, Kiehl and Trenberth provided a review of past estimates and performed a number of radiative computations to better ...

Kevin E. Trenberth; John T. Fasullo; Jeffrey Kiehl

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL Studies Earth's Magnetosphere  

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A new 3-D supercomputer model presents a new theory of how magnetic reconnection works in high-temperature plasmas. This Los Alamos National Laboratory research supports an upcoming NASA mission to study Earth's magnetosphere in greater detail than ever.

Daughton, Bill

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType The Alexandria Digital Earth  

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Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType The Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype System Terence Smith Greg Janée James Frew Anita Coleman #12;Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType 2Smith et al. / JCDL 2001 / 2x Earth ProtoType 3Smith et al. / JCDL 2001 / 2x-Jun-2001 Core System (inherited from ADL) Components

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Physical Earth Science Is Physical Earth Science right for me?  

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Physical Earth Science Is Physical Earth Science right for me? If you are interested in learning a Physical Earth Science degree. The skills you will gain are wide-ranging and will provide a good basis for employment in almost any sector. Are all Physical Earth Science degrees the same? Universities do not have

Harman, Neal.A.

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The Sun-Earth Connection The Temperature of the Earth  

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AST248 The Sun-Earth Connection #12;The Temperature of the Earth The Earth is in equilibrium with the Sun - on average it is neither heating nor cooling. The equilibrium temperature is set by equating ­ the heat absorbed from the Sun with ­ the heat radiated by the Earth. Heat in = heat out #12;Heat

Walter, Frederick M.

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Corrosion behavior of mesoporous transition metal nitrides  

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Transition metal nitrides (TMN) have many desirable characteristics such as high hardness and good thermal stability under reducing conditions. This work reports an initial survey of the chemical stability of mesoporous TMNs (TM=Nb, V, Cr and Ti) in water at 80 °C at neutral, acidic and alkaline pH. The mesoporous TMNs had specific surface areas of 25–60 m{sup 2}/g with average pore sizes ranging from 10 to 50 nm. The high surface areas of these materials enhance the rate of corrosion per unit mass over that of a bulk material, making detection of corrosion much easier. The products were characterized by Rietveld refinement of powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) patterns and by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Several nitrides have corrosion rates that are, within error, not distinguishable from zero (±1 Å/day). Of the nitrides examined, CrN appears to be the most corrosion resistant under acidic conditions. None of the nitrides studied are corrosion resistant under alkaline conditions. - Graphical abstract: Corrosion behavior of mesoporous transition metal nitrides (TM=Nb, V, Cr and Ti) in acidic and alkaline solutions at 80 °C for 2 weeks. Display Omitted - highlights: • Corrosion rates of mesoporous transition metal nitrides in aqueous solution is reported. • The mesoporous TMNs had surface areas of 25–60 m{sup 2}/g. • CrN is the most corrosion resistant under the conditions studied.

Yang, Minghui, E-mail: m.yang@cornell.edu [Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca 14853-1301, NY (United States); Allen, Amy J.; Nguyen, Minh T. [Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca 14853-1301, NY (United States); Ralston, Walter T. [College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley 94720-1460, CA (United States); MacLeod, Michelle J. [Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02139-4307, MA (United States); DiSalvo, Francis J., E-mail: fjd3@cornell.edu [Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca 14853-1301, NY (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Earth and the IGY  

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The Earth and the IGY ... "The Earth and Its Atmosphere" will bring you up to date in all the main branches of these related studies: the earth's crust and interior; the circulation of the oceans; meteorology and the composition and structure of the atmosphere; atoms and magnetic storms, and the origin, age, and ultimate fate of the earth. ...

1958-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-metallicity and stability of the rock salt BaC and SrC (111) surfaces: A density functional study  

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The electronic structure and magnetic properties of relaxed (111) surfaces of the alkaline-earth monocarbides BaC and SrC in the stable rock salt structure, are calculated on the basis of first principle density functional theory within the framework of self-consistent field plane wave pseudo-potential method, using the generalized gradient approximation for the exchange-correlation functional. The results of this study reveal that the C-terminated (111) surfaces retain the bulk half-metallic property in both BaC and SrC. The half-metallicity of the C-terminated BaC surface is found to be more robust compared to the bulk BaC due to the larger half-metallic energy gap. In contrast, the half-metallic energy gap of the C-terminated SrC surface is found to be smaller than that of the bulk. The Ba-terminated surface of BaC and the Sr-terminated surface of SrC, however, lose their bulk half-metallicity due to the formation of surface states in the majority spin band gap. The calculations also show that the atomic magnetic moments at the half-metallic C-terminated surfaces in both BaC and SrC increase considerably with respect to the corresponding bulk values, which is explained in terms of an increase in the number of unpaired 2p electrons of the carbon atom at the surface. We also discuss the stability of the surfaces via the calculated bulk formation energies. The bulk formation energies for both BaC and SrC in the rock salt structure are found to be positive, which indicate that the surfaces are not stable at normal pressure and temperature conditions, and non-equilibrium growth techniques may be required for the realization of BaC and SrC thin films.

Tabatabaeifar, A. H.; Davatolhagh, S., E-mail: davatolhagh@susc.ac.ir; Foroughpour, M. [Department of Physics, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Day 2014 | Department of Energy  

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Earth Day 2014 Earth Day 2014 Earth Day 2014 This year, we're celebrating Earth Day all week long. It's Earth Week on Energy.gov We're focusing on climate change, highlighting...

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Broad bounds on Earth's accretion and core formation constrained by geochemical models  

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accretion at either 301,5 or 1002,3 Myr after solar system formation. These models as- sume full metal. Impacts of numerous Moon- to Mars-sized planetary embryos on the growing Earth re- leased sufficient

Rudge, John

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2011 Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Final Report  

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A workshop addressing the current state-of-the-art in alkaline membrane fuel cells (AMFCs) was held May 8-9, 2011, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. This workshop was the second of its kind, with the first being held December 11-13, 2006, in Phoenix, Arizona. The 2011 workshop and associated workshop report were created to assess the current state of AMFC technology (taking into account recent advances), investigate the performance potential of AMFC systems across all possible power ranges and applications, and identify the key research needs for commercial competitiveness in a variety of areas.

Pivovar, B.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FURNACE INJECTION OF ALKALINE SORBENTS FOR SULFURIC ACID CONTROL  

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This document summarizes progress on Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-99FT40718, Furnace Injection of Alkaline Sorbents for Sulfuric Acid Control, during the time period April 1, 2001 through September 30, 2001. The objective of this project is to demonstrate the use of alkaline reagents injected into the furnace of coal-fired boilers as a means of controlling sulfuric acid emissions. The coincident removal of hydrochloric acid and hydrofluoric acid is also being determined, as is the removal of arsenic, a known poison for NO{sub x} selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts. EPRI, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), FirstEnergy Corporation, and the Dravo Lime Company are project co-funders. URS Corporation is the prime contractor. During the current period, American Electric Power (AEP) joined the project as an additional co-funder and as a provider of a host site for testing. This is the fourth reporting period for the subject Cooperative Agreement. During this period, two long-term sorbent injection tests were conducted, one on Unit 3 at FirstEnergy's Bruce Mansfield Plant (BMP) and one on Unit 1 at AEP's Gavin Station. These tests determined the effectiveness of injecting alkaline slurries into the upper furnace of the boiler as a means of controlling sulfuric acid emissions from these units. The alkaline slurries tested included commercially available magnesium hydroxide slurry (Gavin Station), and a byproduct magnesium hydroxide slurry (both Gavin Station and BMP). The tests showed that injecting either the commercial or the byproduct magnesium hydroxide slurry could achieve up to 70 to 75% sulfuric acid removal. At BMP, the overall removal was limited by the need to maintain acceptable electrostatic precipitator (ESP) particulate control performance. At Gavin Station, the overall sulfuric acid removal was limited because the furnace injected sorbent was less effective at removing SO{sub 3} formed across the SCR system installed on the unit for NO{sub x} control than at removing SO{sub 3} formed in the furnace. Balance of plant impacts, primarily on the ESP particulate control device, were also determined during both tests. These results are presented and discussed in this report.

Gary M. Blythe

2001-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Good Earths and Rare Earths | Department of Energy  

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Good Earths and Rare Earths Good Earths and Rare Earths Good Earths and Rare Earths April 20, 2011 - 6:17pm Addthis Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What does this mean for me? Rare earth elements -- dysprosium, neodymium, terbium, europium and yttrium -- are essential to a wide range of green energy technologies ranging from windmills to electric vehicles One of their primary uses is in permanent magnets, which amount to over a $4 billion global industry Ames Laboratory recently discovered a way to make these magnets cheaper and greener and signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Molycorp Inc. -- the Western hemisphere's only producer of rare-earth oxides. China holds about 36 percent of world's rare-earth reserves, (compared to 13 percent in the U.S.), but it currently produces 95 percent

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Modeling the earth system  

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The 1990 Global Change Institute (GCI) on Earth System Modeling is the third of a series organized by the Office for Interdisciplinary Earth Studies to look in depth at particular issues critical to developing a better understanding of the earth system. The 1990 GCI on Earth System Modeling was organized around three themes: defining critical gaps in the knowledge of the earth system, developing simplified working models, and validating comprehensive system models. This book is divided into three sections that reflect these themes. Each section begins with a set of background papers offering a brief tutorial on the subject, followed by working group reports developed during the institute. These reports summarize the joint ideas and recommendations of the participants and bring to bear the interdisciplinary perspective that imbued the institute. Since the conclusion of the 1990 Global Change Institute, research programs, nationally and internationally, have moved forward to implement a number of the recommendations made at the institute, and many of the participants have maintained collegial interactions to develop research projects addressing the needs identified during the two weeks in Snowmass.

Ojima, D. [ed.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

252

Lab celebrates Earth Day  

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Lab celebrates Earth Day Lab celebrates Earth Day Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Lab celebrates Earth Day Multiple activities focus on environmental protection. May 1, 2013 A team from Industrial Hygiene and Safety during the Great Garbage Grab A team from Industrial Hygiene and Safety during the Great Garbage Grab. Contact Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Great Garbage Grab From April 1 - 12 employees were encouraged to don work gloves and very attractive orange vests to pick up litter around their workplace-both on and off Lab property. This year's winner of the coveted Traveling Trash Trophy (for picking up the most litter) went to the Worker Safety and

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Development, implementation and analysis of the first recycling process for alkaline liquid metal batteries  

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Increasing energy prices, new environmental laws and geopolitical interests demand for new, more efficient and cheaper grid level energy storage solutions. Grid level energy storage refers to large scale energy storage ...

Feldmann, Martin C. (Martin Christopher)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic structure of alkaline metal hydrides according to MO LCAO-SCF-CNDO cluster calculations  

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This paper presents the results of a quantum chemical study of compounds MH (M = Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs) in a cluster approximation. The calculations were performed by the MO LCAO-SCF- ... model systems of high-te...

E. A. Zharikova; A. I. Ermakov; R. P. Ozerov

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OXYGEN REDUCTION WITH CARBON SUPPORTED METALLIC CLUSTER CATALYSTS IN ALKALINE ELECTROLYTE  

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be published in the Proceedings OXYGEN REDUCTION WITH CARBONof California. LBL-11891 Oxygen Reduction with Carbonof Pt interacts with both oxygen and water more strongly

Ross Jr., Philip N.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Theories of the Earth's Magnetism  

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The earth's core may be assumed to consist of fluid metal surrounding a solid inner core which probably contains a source of heat to drive convection, but it is not possible at present to select between various possible types of convective motion in the fluid core. Types considered are characterized by some sort of radial flow streams and a tendency for the fluid to rotate on the average more rapidly near the axis to conserve angular momentum during the circulation. Though the actual flow may be quite complicated, proposed mechanisms for generating a terrestrial magnetic field are considered for some oversimplified flow patterns in an attempt to indicate what features of the flow may provide the most important possibilities for field generation. It is suggested that, without a field to absorb the energy, the flow would be accelerated indefinitely and would evolve through a succession of flow patterns, some of which would be expected to have the properties to generate a field capable of preventing further acceleration and prolonging the status quo, thus making it likely that the earth should have a field.The generating mechanisms discussed include two induction theories, the dynamo theory of Elsasser and Bullard, which is discussed at length both in terms of velocity-current systems portrayed by elaborate models and in hydromagnetic terms, and the "twisted-kink" theory of Alvèn which is discussed only hydromagnetically. Each of these theories depends on amplifying an initial stray magnetic field up to a point where it dissipates all of the available energy, and is at least in this respect analogous to a conventional electrical generator but without a ferromagnetic core. Other mechanisms discussed depend either on the thermoelectric effect with junctions at the core-mantle interface or on a combination of thermoelectric and Hall effects in the core and mantle.If the convective flow is rather irregular, the observed slow westward drift of the detailed pattern of the earth's field is attributed to the vanishing of the total torque on the core by the magnetic field threading through the core and mantle, as a result of an eastward drag on the outer part of the core rotating more slowly in space and a westward drag on the more rapidly rotating part of the core near the axis, with the presumption that the observed magnetic pattern is characteristic of the westward-drifting outer part. If the flow instead involves a jet stream, the flow in the jet may under some circumstances be expected to be eastward for reasons comparable to temperate-zone meteorology, so the magnetic field should exert a westward drag on it leading to the westward drift of the flow pattern.

D. R. Inglis

1955-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline dust impact Sample Search Results  

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Chem. Phys., 10, 39994012, 2010 www.atmos-chem-phys.net1039992010 Summary: in terms of accumulation of nitrate and sulfate, titration of dust alkalinity, and impact on...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline secondary cell Sample Search Results  

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batteries within AUVs Summary: that secondary lithium batteries offer the lowest energy cost. PEM fuel cells should produce energy at a lower... alkaline and several primary...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline hypersaline mono Sample Search...  

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Eng KineretDataCenterProfileDC.asp) and its lake sediments are also alkaline (Stiller and ... Source: Yager, Patricia L. - Department of Marine Sciences, University of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline flooding formulations Sample Search...  

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Engineering 72 www.ext.vt.edu Produced by Communications and Marketing, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Summary: and alkaline soils and soils that have been...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline hydrogen peroxide Sample Search...  

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concentration, ethanol... RK, Sampath S, Shukla AK. An alkaline direct borohydride fuel cell with hydrogen peroxide as oxidant... of hydrogen ... Source: Zhao, Tianshou -...

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Numerical Simulation of Displacement Mechanisms for Enhancing Heavy Oil Recovery during Alkaline Flooding  

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In this paper, a simulation technique has been developed and successfully applied to numerically simulate the experimentally determined displacement mechanisms governing alkaline flooding for enhancing oil recovery in heavy oil reservoirs. ... (8-13) The existing simulation techniques used for alkaline flooding in the conventional oil reservoirs result in significant discrepancy between the experimental and simulated pressure drop for alkaline flooding in heavy oil reservoirs. ... Both the scientific findings and the newly developed simulation technique will facilitate simulating and designing field-scale alkaline flooding for heavy oil reservoirs. ...

Mohamed Arhuoma; Daoyong Yang; Mingzhe Dong; Heng Li; Raphael Idem

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline shift effect Sample Search Results  

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oxidation in alkaline media. The cell performance with the Au-modified Pd as the cathode catalyst yielded Source: Zhao, Tianshou - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline medium peliculas Sample Search...  

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rate: medium Texture: medium Foliage Leaf arrangement: alternate (Fig... requirement: tree grows in full sun Soil tolerances: clay; loam; sand; slightly alkaline; acidic;...

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Design and development in the field of alkaline fuel cell technology.  

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?? This thesis is about the research on alkaline fuel cell (AFC) technology to investigate the long term operation with air. The aim was to… (more)

Schudt, Steffen, (Thesis)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline ph jump Sample Search Results  

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NEB3 restriction buffer; extra slat prevents sample jumping... -to-anode with peristaltic pump. 14. Blot gel by alkaline transfer overnight. 12; Source: Heyer, Wolf-Dietrich -...

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2010 www.atmos-chem-phys.net1039992010 Summary: . The model in- cludes explicit transport of size-resolved mineral dust and its alkalinity, nitrate... in terms of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline soils Sample Search Results  

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and the results were compared to alkalinity ... Source: Kirby, Carl S. - Department of Geology, Bucknell University Collection: Geosciences 49 Remediation of uranium...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline oxidizing conditions Sample Search...  

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highly alkaline conditions. This discovery ... Source: Bethke, Craig - Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Collection: Environmental Sciences and...

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Rare Earth Elements:  

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...Energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use phosphor...LEDs), and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) all utilize...conventional incandescent light bulbs with CFLs in numerous...rare earth industry and led to significant price...previous year. This led to significant price...

Gareth P. Hatch

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Rare Earth Elements:  

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...were also extracted as by-products of uranium mining from conglomerates at Elliot Lake...toxic waste lakes, acrid air, and high cancer rates in the Bayan Obo area. The environmental...Major and trace element composition of the depleted MORB mantle (DMM). Earth and Planetary...

Anton R. Chakhmouradian; Frances Wall

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Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace  

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Review: Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and PeaceUniversity, USA Vandana Shiva. Earth Democracy: Justice,Acid-free, recycled paper. Earth Democracy is a movement

Anderson, Byron

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EARTH SCIENCES DIVISION. ANNUAL REPORT 1977.  

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8erkeley Laboratory (LBL), the Earth Sciences Division, wasactivation analysis: rare earth element distribution (D)can be used to generate earth- quake records for use in

Witherspoon, P.A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Metal inks  

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Self-reducing metal inks and systems and methods for producing and using the same are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a method may comprise selecting metal-organic (MO) precursor, selecting a reducing agent, and dissolving the MO precursor and the reducing agent in an organic solvent to produce a metal ink that remains in a liquid phase at room temperature. Metal inks, including self-reducing and fire-through metal inks, are also disclosed, as are various applications of the metal inks.

Ginley, David S; Curtis, Calvin J; Miedaner, Alex; van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria; Kaydanova, Tatiana

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

275

Molten Metal Treatment by Salt Fluxing with Low Environmental Emissions  

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Abstract: Chlorine gas is traditionally used for fluxing of aluminum melt for removal of alkali and alkaline earth elements. However this results in undesirable emissions of particulate matter and gases such as HCl and chlorine, which are often at unacceptable levels. Additionally, chlorine gas is highly toxic and its handling, storage, and use pose risks to employees and the local community. Holding of even minimal amounts of chlorine necessitates extensive training for all plant employees. Fugitive emissions from chlorine usage within the plant cause accelerated corrosion of plant equipment. The Secondary Aluminum Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) under the Clean Air Act, finalized in March 2000 has set very tough new limits on particulate matter (PM) and total hydrogen chloride emissions from aluminum melting and holding furnaces. These limits are 0.4 and 0.1 lbs per ton of aluminum for hydrogen chloride and particulate emissions, respectively. Assuming new technologies for meeting these limits can be found, additional requirements under the Clean Air Act (Prevention of Significant Deterioration and New Source Review) trigger Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for new sources with annual emissions (net emissions not expressed per ton of production) over specified amounts. BACT currently is lime coated bag-houses for control of particulate and HCl emissions. These controls are expensive, difficult to operate and maintain, and result in reduced American competitiveness in the global economy. Solid salt fluxing is emerging as a viable option for the replacement of chlorine gas fluxing, provided emissions can be consistently maintained below the required levels. This project was a cooperative effort between the Ohio State University and Alcoa to investigate and optimize the effects of solid chloride flux addition in molten metal for alkali impurity and non-metallic inclusion removal minimizing dust and toxic emissions and maximizing energy conservation. In this program, the salt metal interactions were studies and the emissions at laboratory scale at OSU were monitored. The goal of the project was to obtain a fundamental understanding, based on first principles, of the pollutant formation that occurs when the salts are used in furnaces. This information will be used to control process parameters so that emissions are consistently below the required levels. The information obtained in these experiments will be used in industrial furnaces at aluminum plants and which will help in optimizing the process.

Yogeshwar Sahai

2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling the Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Technology and The Gelation Technology to Maximize Oil Production  

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Gelation technologies have been developed to provide more efficient vertical sweep efficiencies for flooding naturally fractured oil reservoirs or more efficient areal sweep efficiency for those with high permeability contrast ''thief zones''. The field proven alkaline-surfactant-polymer technology economically recovers 15% to 25% OOIP more oil than waterflooding from swept pore space of an oil reservoir. However, alkaline-surfactant-polymer technology is not amenable to naturally fractured reservoirs or those with thief zones because much of injected solution bypasses target pore space containing oil. This work investigates whether combining these two technologies could broaden applicability of alkaline-surfactant-polymer flooding into these reservoirs. A prior fluid-fluid report discussed interaction of different gel chemical compositions and alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions. Gel solutions under dynamic conditions of linear corefloods showed similar stability to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions as in the fluid-fluid analyses. Aluminum-polyacrylamide, flowing gels are not stable to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions of either pH 10.5 or 12.9. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide flowing and rigid flowing gels are stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. Rigid flowing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels maintained permeability reduction better than flowing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels. Silicate-polyacrylamide gels are not stable with subsequent injection of either a pH 10.5 or a 12.9 alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution. Chromium acetate-xanthan gum rigid gels are not stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. Resorcinol-formaldehyde gels were stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. When evaluated in a dual core configuration, injected fluid flows into the core with the greatest effective permeability to the injected fluid. The same gel stability trends to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer injected solution were observed. Aluminum citrate-polyacrylamide, resorcinol-formaldehyde, and the silicate-polyacrylamide gel systems did not produce significant incremental oil in linear corefloods. Both flowing and rigid flowing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels and the xanthan gum-chromium acetate gel system produced incremental oil with the rigid flowing gel producing the greatest amount. Higher oil recovery could have been due to higher differential pressures across cores. None of the gels tested appeared to alter alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution oil recovery. Total waterflood plus chemical flood oil recovery sequence recoveries were all similar. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gel used to seal fractured core maintain fracture closure if followed by an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution. Chromium acetate gels that were stable to injection of alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions at 72 F were stable to injection of alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions at 125 F and 175 F in linear corefloods. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels maintained diversion capability after injection of an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution in stacked; radial coreflood with a common well bore. Xanthan gum-chromium acetate gels maintained gel integrity in linear corefloods after injection of an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution at 125 F. At 175 F, Xanthan gum-chromium acetate gels were not stable either with or without subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. Numerical simulation demonstrated that reducing the permeability of a high permeability zone of a reservoir with gel improved both waterflood and alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery. A Minnelusa reservoir with both A and B sand production was simulated. A and B sands are separated by a shale layer. A sand and B sand waterflood oil recovery was improved by 196,000 bbls when a gel was placed in the B sand. A sand and B sand alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery was improved by 596,000 bbls when a gel was placed in the B sand. Alkaline-surfactant-pol

Malcolm Pitts; Jie Qi; Dan Wilson; David Stewart; Bill Jones

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Development of a metal hydride electrode waste treatment process  

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Manufacturing residues of metal hydride electrodes for nickel - metal hydride batteries were chemically processed to recover the metal part and heat treated for the organic part. Chemical recovery yielded Ni-Co alloy after electrolysis of the solution and hydroxides of other metal, mainly rare earths. The organic part, pyrolyzed at 700 C, led to separation between carbon and fluorinated matter. Infrared coupling at the output of the pyrolysis furnace was used to identify the pyrolysis gases.

Bianco, J.C.; Martin, D.; Ansart, F.; Castillo, S.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Change of magnetic and electronic features through subtle substitution in cubic, non-centrosymmetric extended rare-earth metal cluster complexes (TR{sub 3})X{sub 3}  

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The new compound (IrCe{sub 3})I{sub 3} was synthesized by comproportionation reactions of stoichiometric ratios of CeI{sub 3}, Ce and Ir. Single crystal X-ray diffraction structure determination shows that (IrCe{sub 3})I{sub 3} crystallizes with the cubic variant of the (TR{sub 3})X{sub 3} family (I4{sub 1}32, Z=8, a=12.450(1) Å, V=1930.0(3) Å{sup 3}) and is isostructural with the recently reported (RuLa{sub 3})Br{sub 3}. Octahedral (IrCe{sub 6}) clusters share three common edges forming interpenetrating chains that run along the 4{sub 1} screw axes. Magnetic measurements on pure powder samples of (IrCe{sub 3})I{sub 3} show paramagnetic behavior and, at temperatures below 2 K, a mictomagnetic state. The isostructural (RuLa{sub 3})Br{sub 3} is a Pauli paramagnet suggesting metallic conductivity which is consistent with band structure calculations where the Fermi level is placed below a pseudogap. For (IrCe{sub 3})I{sub 3}, on the contrary, the Fermi level falls in a narrow gap rather than a pseudogap suggesting activated conductivity. - Graphical abstract: The subtle change from (RuLa{sub 3})Br{sub 3} to (IrCe{sub 3})I{sub 3} (IrCe{sub 3})I{sub 3} with the addition of one 5d and one 4f electron changes the magnetic and electronic properties dramatically; (RuLa{sub 3})Br{sub 3} is a Pauli paramagnet, (IrCe{sub 3})I{sub 3} a Langevin paramagnet with mictomagnetic behavior at very low temperatures. Display Omitted.

Steinberg, Simon [Department für Chemie, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Greinstraße 6, 50939 Köln (Germany); Valldor, Martin [II. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher Straße 77, 50937 Köln (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Nöthnitzer Straße 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Meyer, Gerd, E-mail: gerd.meyer@uni-koeln.de [Department für Chemie, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Greinstraße 6, 50939 Köln (Germany)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

279

Ames Lab 101: Rare Earths  

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"Mr. Rare Earth," Ames Laboratory scientist Karl Gschneidner Jr., explains the importance of rare-earth materials in many of the technologies we use today -- ranging from computers to hybrid cars to wind turbines. Gschneidner is a world renowned rare-earths expert at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.

Gschneidner, Karl

2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 32: Beyond the earth  

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1 Chapter 32: Beyond the earth Did you read chapter 32 before coming to class? A. Yes B the planets. We began our study of the history of the solar system by studying the history of the earth decreased. How about the rest of the solar system? Some stats on the Sun Time for light to reach Earth · 8

Hart, Gus

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Happy B-Earth Day  

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Happy B-Earth Day ... n April 22, 1970, the U.S. celebrated its first Earth Day. ... Internationally, the Vernal Equinox (often March 20) had been recognized for Earth Day starting in 1969, and the U.N. made official that recognition in 1971. ...

Darcy J. Gentleman

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

282

Rare-Earth Research Meeting  

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Rare-Earth Research Meeting ... The 27th Rare Earth Research Conference will take place at the Village at Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, Calif.—the site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games—on June 22–26, 2014. ... Rare-earth element research spans several disciplines and brings together chemists, engineers, physicists, and materials scientists. ...

SOPHIE ROVNER

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

283

Earth Day Illustrated Haiku Contest  

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Earth Day Illustrated Haiku Contest ... Chemists Celebrate Earth Day: "Recycling—Chemistry Can! ... As part of their 2007 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Celebration, the American Chemical Society is sponsoring an illustrated haiku contest for students in grades K–12 around the theme, Recycling—Chemistry Can! ...

JCE staff

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Mineral replacement rate of olivine by chrysotile and brucite under high1 alkaline conditions2  

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1 Mineral replacement rate of olivine by chrysotile and brucite under high1 alkaline conditions2 3 replaced by18 chrysotile and brucite under high alkaline conditions. In our study, olivine replacement19 between olivine and chrysotile-brucite minerals. Coupled dissolution-precipitation21 led to the alteration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Mineral replacement rate of olivine by chrysotile and brucite under high alkaline conditions  

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Mineral replacement rate of olivine by chrysotile and brucite under high alkaline conditions Romain grains were replaced by chrysotile and brucite under high alkaline conditions. In our study, olivine at the interface between olivine and chrysotile­brucite minerals. Coupled dissolution­precipitation led

Montes-Hernandez, German

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Coupling the Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Technology and The Gelation Technology to Maximize Oil Production  

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Performance and produced polymer evaluation of four alkaline-surfactant-polymer projects concluded that only one of the projects could have benefited from combining the alkaline-surfactant-polymer and gelation technologies. Cambridge, the 1993 Daqing, Mellott Ranch, and the Wardlaw alkaline-surfacant-polymer floods were studied. An initial gel treatment followed by an alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood in the Wardlaw field would have been a benefit due to reduction of fracture flow. Numerical simulation demonstrated that reducing the permeability of a high permeability zone of a reservoir with gel improved both waterflood and alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery. A Minnelusa reservoir with both A and B sand production was simulated. A and B sands are separated by a shale layer. A sand and B sand waterflood oil recovery was improved by 196,000 bbls or 3.3% OOIP when a gel was placed in the B sand. Alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery improvement over a waterflood was 392,000 bbls or 6.5% OOIP. Placing a gel into the B sand prior to an alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood resulted in 989,000 bbl or 16.4% OOIP more oil than only water injection. A sand and B sand alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery was improved by 596,000 bbls or 9.9% OOIP when a gel was placed in the B sand.

Malcolm Pitts; Jie Qi; Dan Wilson; Phil Dowling; David Stewart; Bill Jones

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Alkaline membrane fuel cells with in-situ cross-linked ionomers Yongjun Leng a  

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optimization is needed for the commercialization of alkaline membrane fuel cell (AMFC) technologiesAlkaline membrane fuel cells with in-situ cross-linked ionomers Yongjun Leng a , Lizhu Wang b membrane fuel cell (AMFC) in-situ cross-linking ionomer net water transport coefficient A B S T R A C

288

Metal Oxides  

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Metal oxides are the class of materials having the widest application in gas sensors. This chapter presents information related to the application of various metal oxides in gas sensors designed on different p...

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Man on Earth  

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Man on Earth Man on Earth Name: jmagee Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: How long has man as a species existed on the planet? Replies: Human evolution is a matter of considerable debate. Since the phrase in the question, "man as a species," is a bit vague, here is a brief run-down of the fossil evidence for the evolution of hominids (animals able to walk upright): Australopithecus - the first hominid, appeared on the African savannas 2-3 million years ago. Brain size was 1/3 modern human's. Homo habilis - the first hominid to make and use tools. Homo erectus - a. k. a. Peking and Java man, evolved from Homo habilis about 1.5 million years ago, built fires, resided in huts, and had a brain capacity of 1,000 ml (versus modern man's 1,375 ml).

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Understanding Earth's Energy Sources  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

In Part 1, students will know how fossil fuels were formed; recognize common uses of Earth’s fossil energy resources and develop an understanding of the risks and benefits of their continued use. In Part 2, students focus on the importance of renewable energy resources for a sustainable future. Current renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen, hydroelectric, and geothermal) are discussed. Information on solar is located on a separate power point (2006 Solar PP) as is hydrogen and transportation alternatives. Students will be able to distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable energy resources and identify the positive and negative effects of each. The long-term understanding of this unit is for the students to make informed energy decisions in the future.

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Earth's Decelerating Tectonic Plates  

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Space geodetic and oceanic magnetic anomaly constraints on tectonic plate motions are employed to determine a new global map of present-day rates of change of plate velocities. This map shows that Earth's largest plate, the Pacific, is presently decelerating along with several other plates in the Pacific and Indo-Atlantic hemispheres. These plate decelerations contribute to an overall, globally averaged slowdown in tectonic plate speeds. The map of plate decelerations provides new and unique constraints on the dynamics of time-dependent convection in Earth's mantle. We employ a recently developed convection model constrained by seismic, geodynamic and mineral physics data to show that time-dependent changes in mantle buoyancy forces can explain the deceleration of the major plates in the Pacific and Indo-Atlantic hemispheres.

Forte, A M; Moucha, R; Rowley, D B; Quere, S; Mitrovica, J X; Simmons, N A; Grand, S P

2008-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

292

Silicone metalization  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for providing metal features on silicone comprising providing a silicone layer on a matrix and providing a metal layer on the silicone layer. An electronic apparatus can be produced by the system. The electronic apparatus comprises a silicone body and metal features on the silicone body that provide an electronic device.

Maghribi, Mariam N. (Livermore, CA); Krulevitch, Peter (Pleasanton, CA); Hamilton, Julie (Tracy, CA)

2006-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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LamontDoherty Earth Observatory The Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityThe Earth Institute at Columbia Univ  

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12 12 Lamont­Doherty Earth Observatory The Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityThe Earth-DOHERTYEARTHOBSERVATORYTHEEARTHINSTITUTEATCOLUMBIAUNIVERSITYBIENNIALREPORT2000­2002 #12;Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is renowned in the internationLamont-Doherty Earth suc- cess and innovation in advancing understanding of Earth, for itcess and innovation in advancing

294

Superhydrophobic diatomaceous earth  

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A superhydrophobic powder is prepared by coating diatomaceous earth (DE) with a hydrophobic coating on the particle surface such that the coating conforms to the topography of the DE particles. The hydrophobic coating can be a self assembly monolayer of a perfluorinated silane coupling agent. The DE is preferably natural-grade DE where organic impurities have been removed. The superhydrophobic powder can be applied as a suspension in a binder solution to a substrate to produce a superhydrophobic surface on the substrate.

Simpson, John T. (Clinton, TN); D'Urso, Brian R. (Clinton, TN)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth System History Announcements  

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of atoms in them. Something like 10 parts-per-million of Uranium in granite = 6.83 x 1027 atoms of Uranium radioactivity in it #12;3 cm A simple piece of granite has atoms of Uranium, Thorium and Potassium N D D D D D #12;Deep time is a central concept in Geology and in our understanding of how the Earth

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

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Mining the earth  

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Substances extracted from the earth - stone, iron, bronze - have been so critical to human development that historians name the ages of our past after them. But while scholars have carefully tracked human use of minerals, they have never accounted for the vast environmental damage incurred in mineral production. Few people would guess that a copper mining operation has removed a piece of Utah seven times the weight of all the material dug for the Panama Canal. Few would dream that mines and smelters take up to a tenth of all the energy used each year, or that the waste left by mining measures in the billions of tons - dwarfing the world's total accumulation of more familiar kinds of waste, such as municipal garbage. Indeed, more material is now stripped from the earth by mining than by all the natural erosion of the earth's rivers. The effects of mining operations on the environment are discussed under the following topics: minerals in the global economy, laying waste, at what cost cleaning up, and dipping out. It is concluded that in the long run, the most effective strategy for minimizing new damage is not merely to make mineral extraction cleaner, but to reduce the rich nations needs for virgin (non-recycled) minerals.

Young, J.E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Sciences | ornl.gov  

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Biogeochemistry Multiscale Energy Science Future Technology Knowledge Discovery Materials Mathematics National Security Systems Modeling Engineering Analysis Behavioral Sciences Geographic Information Science and Technology Quantum Information Science Supercomputing and Computation Home | Science & Discovery | Supercomputing and Computation | Research Areas | Earth Sciences SHARE Earth Sciences Computational Earth Sciences research at ORNL encompasses many important aspects of global and regional Earth system model development and analysis. We focus on numerical methods development and implementation, data analytics, verification and validation of Earth system components, and the development of methods to characterize stochastic behavior. Significant progress is underway in the areas of scalable time stepping algorithms,

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Detection of human rotavirus by using an alkaline phosphatase-conjugated synthetic DNA probe in comparison with enzyme-linked immunoassay and polyacrylamide gel analysis.  

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...alkaline phosphatase-conjugated synthetic DNA probe in comparison with enzyme-linked...alkaline phosphatase-conjugated synthetic DNA probe in comparison with enzyme-linked...Alkaline Phosphatase-Conjugated Synthetic DNA Probe in Comparison with Enzyme-Linked...

D M Olive; S K Sethi

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma ray spectroscopy employing divalent europium-doped alkaline earth halides and digital readout for accurate histogramming  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A scintillator radiation detector system according to one embodiment includes a scintillator; and a processing device for processing pulse traces corresponding to light pulses from the scintillator, wherein pulse digitization is used to improve energy resolution of the system. A scintillator radiation detector system according to another embodiment includes a processing device for fitting digitized scintillation waveforms to an algorithm based on identifying rise and decay times and performing a direct integration of fit parameters. A method according to yet another embodiment includes processing pulse traces corresponding to light pulses from a scintillator, wherein pulse digitization is used to improve energy resolution of the system. A method in a further embodiment includes fitting digitized scintillation waveforms to an algorithm based on identifying rise and decay times; and performing a direct integration of fit parameters. Additional systems and methods are also presented.

Cherepy, Nerine Jane; Payne, Stephen Anthony; Drury, Owen B; Sturm, Benjamin W

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembled rare-earth silicide nanowires on Si(001)  

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This paper presents scanning tunneling microscope images of several rare-earth metal silicides grown on silicon (001). For certain of the metals studied (Dy, Ho), an anisotropy in lattice match with the substrate results in the formation of nanowires. These nanowires have desirable properties such as nanometer lateral dimension, crystalline structure with a low density of defects, and micrometer scale length. Tunneling spectroscopy on the nanowires indicates that they are metallic.

Nogami, J.; Liu, B. Z.; Katkov, M. V.; Ohbuchi, C.; Birge, Norman O.

2001-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Rare Earth Elements:  

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...aegirine, magnetite and hematite; and (3) a massive central iron oxide facies containing 3 wt% REE2O3 (Chao et al. 1992...for several bivalent metal ions and cerium(III) with the acetylacetonate ion. Journal of Physical Chemistry 59: 235-237 Lehmann...

Anthony E. Williams-Jones; Artashes A. Migdisov; Iain M. Samson

302

Replacing the Rare Earth Intellectual Capital  

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The rare earth crisis slowly evolved during a 10 to 15 year period beginning in the mid-1980s, when the Chinese began to export mixed rare earth concentrates. In the early 1990s, they started to move up the supply chain and began to export the individual rare earth oxides and metals. By the late 1990s the Chinese exported higher value products, such as magnets, phosphors, polishing compounds, catalysts; and in the 21st century they supplied finished products including electric motors, computers, batteries, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), TVs and monitors, mobile phones, iPods and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs. As they moved to higher value products, the Chinese slowly drove the various industrial producers and commercial enterprises in the US, Europe and Japan out of business by manipulating the rare earth commodity prices. Because of this, the technically trained rare earth engineers and scientists who worked in areas from mining to separations, to processing to production, to manufacturing of semifinished and final products, were laid-off and moved to other fields or they retired. However, in the past year the Chinese have changed their philosophy of the 1970s and 1980s of forming a rare earth cartel to control the rare earth markets to one in which they will no longer supply the rest of the world (ROW) with their precious rare earths, but instead will use them internally to meet the growing demand as the Chinese standard of living increases. To this end, they have implemented and occasionally increased export restrictions and added an export tariff on many of the high demand rare earth elements. Now the ROW is quickly trying to start up rare earth mines, e.g. Molycorp Minerals in the US and Lynas Corp. in Australia, to cover this shortfall in the worldwide market, but it will take about five years for the supply to meet the demand, even as other mines in the ROW become productive. Unfortunately, today there is a serious lack of technically trained personnel to bring the entire rare earth industry, from mining to original equipment manufacturers (OEM), up to full speed in the next few years. Accompanying this decline in technical expertise, innovation and new products utilizing rare earth elements has slowed dramatically, and it may take a decade or more to recapture America's leading role in technological advancements of rare earth containing products. Before the disruption of the US rare earth industry, about 25,000 people were employed in all aspects of the industry from mining to OEM. Today, only about 1,500 people are employed in these fields. The ratio of non-technically trained persons to those with college degrees in the sciences or engineering varies from about 8 to 1 to about 4 to 1, depending on the particular area of the industry. Assuming an average of 6 to 1, the number of college degree scientists and engineers has decreased from about 4,000 to 250 employed today. In the magnetic industry the approximate numbers are: 6,000 total with 750 technically trained people in the 1980s to 500 totally employed today of which 75 have degrees. The paucity of scientists and engineers with experience and/or training in the various aspects of production and commercialization of the rare earths is a serious limitation to the ability of the US to satisfy its own needs for materials and technologies (1) to maintain our military strength and posture, (2) to assume leadership in critical energy technologies, and (3) to bring new consumer products to the marketplace. The lack of experts is of even greater national importance than the halting in the 1990s and the recent restart of the mining/benification/separation effort in the US; and thus governmental intervention and support for at least five to 10 years will be required to ameliorate this situation. To respond quickly, training programs should be established in conjunction with a national research center at an educational institution with a long tradition in multiple areas of rare earth and other critical elements research and technology. This center should

Gschneidner, Jr., Karl

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Earth's extensive entropy bound  

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The possibility of planetary mass black hole production by crossing entropy limits is addressed. Such a possibility is given by pointing out that two geophysical quantities have comparable values: first, Earth's total negative entropy flux integrated over geological time and, second, its extensive entropy bound, which follows as a tighter bound to the Bekenstein limit when entropy is an extensive function. The similarity between both numbers suggests that the formation of black holes from planets may be possible through a strong fluctuation toward thermodynamic equilibrium which results in gravothermal instability and final collapse. Briefly discussed are implications for the astronomical observation of low mass black holes and for Fermi's paradox.

A. M. Lisewski

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

304

A Star on Earth  

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At the Energy Department's Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, scientists are trying to accomplish what was once considered the realm of science fiction: create a star on Earth. The National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) is a magnetic fusion device that is used to study the physics principles of spherically shaped plasmas -- hot ionized gases in which, under the right conditions, nuclear fusion will occur. Fusion is the energy source of the sun and all of the stars. Not just limited to theoretical work, the NSTX is enabling cutting-edge research to develop fusion as a future energy source.

Prager, Stewart; Zwicker, Andrew; Hammet, Greg; Tresemer, Kelsey; Diallo, Ahmed

2014-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A Star on Earth  

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At the Energy Department's Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, scientists are trying to accomplish what was once considered the realm of science fiction: create a star on Earth. The National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) is a magnetic fusion device that is used to study the physics principles of spherically shaped plasmas -- hot ionized gases in which, under the right conditions, nuclear fusion will occur. Fusion is the energy source of the sun and all of the stars. Not just limited to theoretical work, the NSTX is enabling cutting-edge research to develop fusion as a future energy source.

Prager, Stewart; Zwicker, Andrew; Hammet, Greg; Tresemer, Kelsey; Diallo, Ahmed

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating a Star on Earth  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

At the Energy Department's Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, scientists are trying to accomplish what was once considered the realm of science fiction: creating a star on Earth.

307

Earth Day 2014 Photo Contest  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Earth Day 2014 Photo Contest CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS Professionals, amateurs, and the camera sharp shooter We invite all DOE employees and DOE contractors to share images of...

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Dynamics of Earth's Hadley circulation.  

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?? This thesis advances our understanding of the mechanisms controlling the Hadley circulation, and its interaction with eddies on planetary scales in particular. On Earth,… (more)

Levine, Xavier Josselin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkaline stable C2-substituted imidazolium-based cross-linked anion exchange membranes for alkaline fuel cell applications  

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Abstract Novel C2-substituted imidazolium-based cross-linked anion exchange membranes (AEMs) are prepared via irradiation with ultraviolet light cross-linking of styrene, acrylonitrile and 1,3-diallyl-2-methyl imidazolium bromine ([DAMIm][Br]), and followed by anion exchange with hydroxide ions. [DAMIm][Br] is synthesized and used both as crosslinker and hydrophilic phase. The ionic conductivity of the \\{AEMs\\} increases with increasing [DAMIm][Br] content due to the hydrophilic regions and the continuous hydrophilic polymeric networks formed in the membranes. The imidazolium-based cross-linked \\{AEMs\\} show excellent thermal stabilities, and the membrane which containing 30% mass fraction of [DAMIm][Br] shows ionic conductivity up to 2.0 × 10?2 S cm?1 and good long-term chemical stability in 1 M KOH solution. The results of this study suggest that the C2-substituted imidazolium-based cross-linked \\{AEMs\\} have good perspectives for alkaline fuel cell applications.

Bencai Lin; Fuqiang Chu; Yurong Ren; Baoping Jia; Ningyi Yuan; Hui Shang; Tianying Feng; Yuanyuan Zhu; Jianning Ding

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline assisted thermal Sample Search...  

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. Adam Ray, Matt Van de Bogert, and Carl Johnson for technical assistance; and M. Stiller for providing... and alkalinity (HCO and CO ), calcite dissolution,2 3 3 and methane...

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PdNi Hollow Nanoparticles for Improved Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction in Alkaline Environments  

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The electrocatalyst is finally examined in a H2/O2 alkaline anion exchange membrane fuel cell; the results show that such electrocatalysts could work in a real fuel cell application as a more efficient catalyst than state-of-the-art commercially available Pt/C. ... (3-5) It has been well documented that the overpotential for the ORR will be significantly reduced in a high pH (alkaline) environment, thus offering the possibilities of lower usage and wider selection of electrocatalysts other than platinum to be available for this catalytic reaction,(6, 7) while recent advances in the development of alkaline anion exchange membranes (AAEMs) have also seen the performance of the anion exchange membrane fuel cell (AEMFC) approach that of the analogous, conventional acidic Nafion proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). ... (8-10) This adds further incentive to the need to develop novel nanostructured electrocatalysts for the ORR in the alkaline medium. ...

Meng Wang; Weimin Zhang; Jiazhao Wang; David Wexler; Simon D. Poynton; Robert C.T. Slade; Huakun Liu; Bjorn Winther-Jensen; Robert Kerr; Dongqi Shi; Jun Chen

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkalinity bicarbonate rejection Sample...  

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By Elton Roberts Ripon, CA Summary: to bicarbonate in the water. Dropping the pH of the water leads to a decrease in the water alkalinity. The sole... is caused by the presence of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline spring system Sample Search Results  

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flowers in the spring. It is also quite drought and alkaline soil tolerant... of soil pH. Care: Prune only in summer. Winter or spring pruning results in profuse bleeding. This...

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Vacuum plasma spraying of high-performance electrodes for alkaline water electrolysis  

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Electrode coatings for advanced alkaline water electrolysis were produced by applying the vacuum plasma...3O4 matrix composite layers were developed for the anodic oxygen evolution reaction. For the preparation o...

G. Schiller; R. Henne; V. Borck

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isolation of Cyanide Hydratase Mutants from Gloeocerospora Sorghi at alkaline pH  

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is stored at. This project attempts to optimize the screening and mutagenesis methods in hopes of a isolating an alkaline tolerant mutant of cyanide hydratase, an enzyme originally found in the fungus Gloeocercospora sorghi. This approach incorporates...

Lessen, Henry Joseph

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationships between Structure and Alkaline Stability of Imidazolium Cations for Fuel Cell Membrane Applications  

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Relationships between Structure and Alkaline Stability of Imidazolium Cations for Fuel Cell Membrane Applications ... Samuel C. Price *, Kristen S. Williams , and Frederick L. Beyer ... membranes (fueled with H or MeOH) and also to identify candidate alk. ...

Samuel C. Price; Kristen S. Williams; Frederick L. Beyer

2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline air pollution Sample Search Results  

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air pollution Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alkaline air pollution Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Long-term and seasonal variations...

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Enhanced Electrooxidation of Ethanol Using Pd/C + TiO2 Electrocatalysts in Alkaline Media  

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This work describes the use of Pd nanoparticles synthetized by the borohydride process and supported on physical mixtures of C + TiO2 toward the ethanol electrooxidation reaction in alkaline media. In this...2 ra...

J. C. M. Silva; G. S. Buzzo; R. F. B. De Souza; E. V. Spinacé…

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - affects alkaline phosphatase Sample Search...  

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7, 589-598, May 1995 O 1995 American Society of Plant Physiologists The Activation of the Potato PR-lOa Gene Requires the Summary: is affected by alkaline phosphatase only in...

320

Oxyanion Behavior in Alkaline Environments:? Sorption and Desorption of Arsenate in Ettringite  

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Oxyanion Behavior in Alkaline Environments:? Sorption and Desorption of Arsenate in Ettringite ... Arsenate sorption by ettringite [Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12·26H2O] is examined as adsorption and coprecipitation systems at alkaline pH (10.0?12.5) ... Although high pH increased ettringite stability in concentrated As(V) solutions, it did not influence total As(V) sorption. ...

Satish C. B. Myneni; Samuel J. Traina; Terry J. Logan; Glenn A. Waychunas

1997-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of alkaline additives on the performance of surfactant systems designed to recover light oils  

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Surfactant flooding is flexible because of the ability to optimize formulations for a wide range of reservoir conditions and crude oil types. The objective for this work was to determine if the addition of alkaline additives will allow the design of surfactant formulations that are effective for the recovery of crude oil, while, at the same time, maintaining the surfactant concentration at a much lower level than has previously been used for micellar flooding. Specifically, the focus of the work was on light, midcontinent crudes that typically have very low acid contents. These oils are typical of much of the midcontinent resource. The positive effect of alkaline additives on the phase behavior of the surfactant formulations and acidic crude oils is well known. The extension to nonacidic and slightly acidic oils is not obvious. Three crude oils, a variety of commercial surfactants, and several alkaline additives were tested. The oils had acid numbers that ranged from 0.13, which is quite low, to less than 0.01 mg KOH/g of oil. Alkaline additives were found to be very effective in recovering Delaware-Childers (OK) oil at elevated temperatures, but much less effective at reservoir temperatures. Alkaline additives were very effective with Teapot Dome (WY) oil. With Teapot Dome oil, surfactant/alkali systems produced ultralow IFT values and recovered 60% of the residual oil that remained after waterflooding. The effect of alkaline additives on recovering Hepler (KS) oil was minimal. The results of this work indicate that alkaline additives do have merit for use in surfactant flooding of low acid crude oils; however, no universal statement about applicability can be made. Each oil behaves differently, with this treatment, and the effect of alkaline additives must be determined (at reservoir conditions) for each oil. 23 refs., 13 figs., 3 tabs.

French, T.R.; Josephson, C.B.; Evans, D.B.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Geoengineering the Earth's Climate  

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Emergency preparedness is generally considered to be a good thing, yet there is no plan regarding what we might do should we be faced with a climate emergency. Such an emergency could take the form of a rapid shift in precipitation patterns, a collapse of the great ice sheets, the imminent triggering of strong climate system feedbacks, or perhaps the loss of valuable ecosystems. Over the past decade, we have used climate models to investigate the potential to reverse some of the effects of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by deflecting some incoming sunlight back to space. This would probably be most cost-effectively achieved with the placement of small particles in or above the stratosphere. Our model simulations indicate that such geoengineering approaches could potentially bring our climate closer to the state is was in prior to the introduction of greenhouse gases. This talk will present much of what is known about such geoengineering approaches, and raise a range of issues likely to stimulate lively discussion. Speaker: Ken Caldeira Ken Caldeira is a scientist at the Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology and a Professor (by courtesy) at the Stanford University Department of Environmental and Earth System Sciences. Previously, he worked for 12 years in the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Department of Energy). His research interests include the numerical simulation of Earth's climate, carbon, and biogeochemistry; ocean acidification; climate emergency response systems; evaluating approaches to supplying environmentally-friendly energy services; ocean carbon sequestration; long-term evolution of climate and geochemical cycles; and marine biogeochemical cycles. Caldeira has a B.A. in Philosophy from Rutgers College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from New York University.

Google Tech Talks

2008-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

323

Earth and Sustainability 1. General Information  

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Earth and Sustainability 1. General Information Deans: Prof. dr. G.J. van der Zwaan (Faculty of Geosciences) Prof. dr. ir. A. Bliek (Faculty of Science) Constituting faculty focus areas: Solid Earth (Dept. Earth Sciences), Earth Surface Analysis (Depts. Earth Sciences, Physical Geography), Climate and Global

Utrecht, Universiteit

324

Earth Sciences Take on the world  

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Earth Sciences Take on the world Career paths Earth Sciences graduate Gerard Bird. Careers Coastal engineer Environmental consultant Earth scientist Engineering geologist Environmental Email: science@waikato.ac.nz Visit: www.earth.waikato.ac.nz earth sCienCes Surrounded by diverse

Waikato, University of

325

Mixed Metal Films with Switchable Optical Properties  

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Mixed Metal Films with Switchable Optical Properties Mixed Metal Films with Switchable Optical Properties Title Mixed Metal Films with Switchable Optical Properties Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-49043 Year of Publication 2001 Authors Richardson, Thomas J., Jonathan L. Slack, Baker Farangis, and Michael D. Rubin Journal Applied Physics Letters Volume 80 Pagination 1349-1351 Call Number LBNL-49043 Abstract Thin, Pd-capped metallic films containing magnesium and first row transition metals (Mn, Fe, Co) switch reversibly from their initial reflecting state to visually transparent states when exposed to gaseous hydrogen or following reduction cathodic polarization in an alkaline electrolyte. Reversion to the reflecting state is achieved by exposure to air or by anodic polarization. The films were prepared by co-sputtering from one magnesium target and one manganese, iron, or cobalt target. Both the dynamic optical switching range and the speed of the transition depend on the magnesium-transition metal ratio. Infrared spectra of films in the transparent, hydrided (deuterided) states support the presence of the intermetallic hydride phases Mg3MnH7, Mg2FeH6, and Mg2CoH5.

326

A Continuum of Planet Formation Between 1 and 4 Earth Radii  

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It has long been known that stars with high metallicity are more likely to host giant planets than stars with low metallicity. Yet the connection between host star metallicity and the properties of small planets is only just beginning to be investigated. It has recently been argued that the metallicity distribution of stars with exoplanet candidates identified by Kepler provides evidence for three distinct clusters of exoplanets, distinguished by planet radius boundaries at 1.7 R_Earth and 3.9 R_Earth. This would suggest that there are three distinct planet formation pathways for super-Earths, mini-Neptunes, and giant planets. However, as I show through three independent analyses, there is actually no evidence for the proposed radius boundary at 1.7 R_Earth. On the other hand, a more rigorous calculation demonstrates that a single, continuous relationship between planet radius and metallicity is a better fit to the data. The planet radius and metallicity data therefore provides no evidence for distinct catego...

Schlaufman, Kevin C

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Natural Sciences Tripos EARTH SCIENCES  

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. The majority of Cambridge graduates remain within geology. Exploration and production of oil and gas still is the science of the Earth. What is the Earth made of? What processes shape and change it? What's happened of processes, geology is a holistic science, integrating physics, chemistry and biology with the evidence

Cambridge, University of

328

CHEMISTRY AND THE SOLID EARTH  

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CHEMISTRY AND THE SOLID EARTH ... By now, he has almost completely filled the blackboard, as he keeps up a steady drumfire of excited talk of the latest findings in geochemistry and geophysics—touching on everything from the origin of the solar system to the chemical nature of the earth's core to the enigmatic structure of the Mohorovi?i? discontinuity. ...

HOWARD J. SANDERS

1967-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultracold chemistry with alkali-metal-rare-earth molecules  

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A first principles study of the dynamics of $^6$Li($^{2}$S) + $^6$Li$^{174}$Yb($^2\\Sigma^+$)$ \\to ^6$Li$_2(^1\\Sigma^+$) + $^{174}$Yb($^1$S) reaction is presented at cold and ultracold temperatures. The computations involve determination and analytic fitting of a three-dimensional potential energy surface for the Li$_2$Yb system and quantum dynamics calculations of varying complexities, ranging from exact quantum dynamics within the close-coupling scheme, to statistical quantum treatment, and universal models. It is demonstrated that the two simplified methods yield zero-temperature limiting reaction rate coefficients in reasonable agreement with the full close-coupling calculations. The effect of the three-body term in the interaction potential is explored by comparing quantum dynamics results from a pairwise potential that neglects the three-body term to that derived from the full interaction potential. Inclusion of the three-body term in the close-coupling calculations was found to reduce the limiting rate coefficients by a factor of two. The reaction exoergicity populates vibrational levels as high as $v=19$ of the $^6$Li$_2$ molecule in the limit of zero collision energy. Product vibrational distributions from the close-coupling calculations reveal sensitivity to inclusion of three-body forces in the interaction potential. Overall, the results indicate that a simplified model based on the long-range potential is able to yield reliable values of the total reaction rate coefficient in the ultracold limit but a more rigorous approach based on statistical quantum or quantum close-coupling methods is desirable when product rovibrational distribution is required.

C. Makrides; J. Hazra; G. B. Pradhan; A. Petrov; B. K. Kendrick; T. González-Lezana; N. Balakrishnan; S. Kotochigova

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultracold chemistry with alkali-metal-rare-earth molecules  

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A first principles study of the dynamics of $^6$Li($^{2}$S) + $^6$Li$^{174}$Yb($^2\\Sigma^+$)$ \\to ^6$Li$_2(^1\\Sigma^+$) + $^{174}$Yb($^1$S) reaction is presented at cold and ultracold temperatures. The computations involve determination and analytic fitting of a three-dimensional potential energy surface for the Li$_2$Yb system and quantum dynamics calculations of varying complexities, ranging from exact quantum dynamics within the close-coupling scheme, to statistical quantum treatment, and universal models. It is demonstrated that the two simplified methods yield zero-temperature limiting reaction rate coefficients in reasonable agreement with the full close-coupling calculations. The effect of the three-body term in the interaction potential is explored by comparing quantum dynamics results from a pairwise potential that neglects the three-body term to that derived from the full interaction potential. Inclusion of the three-body term in the close-coupling calculations was found to reduce the limiting rate ...

Makrides, C; Pradhan, G B; Petrov, A; Kendrick, B K; González-Lezana, T; Balakrishnan, N; Kotochigova, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Earth analysis methods, subsurface feature detection methods, earth analysis devices, and articles of manufacture  

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Earth analysis methods, subsurface feature detection methods, earth analysis devices, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, an earth analysis method includes engaging a device with the earth, analyzing the earth in a single substantially lineal direction using the device during the engaging, and providing information regarding a subsurface feature of the earth using the analysis.

West, Phillip B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Novascone, Stephen R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wright, Jerry P. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth analysis methods, subsurface feature detection methods, earth analysis devices, and articles of manufacture  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Earth analysis methods, subsurface feature detection methods, earth analysis devices, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, an earth analysis method includes engaging a device with the earth, analyzing the earth in a single substantially lineal direction using the device during the engaging, and providing information regarding a subsurface feature of the earth using the analysis.

West, Phillip B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Novascone, Stephen R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wright, Jerry P. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Day 2014 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

celebrating Earth Day all week long. It's Earth Week on Energy.gov We're focusing on climate change, highlighting Earth Day events and sharing ways Americans ActOnClimate --...

334

MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH PRESS RELEASE  

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MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH PRESS RELEASE MARCH 5 2013 MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH DAY AT UNESCO Paris (France) ­ March 5 2013 in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE2013). This year

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EARTH SCIENCES DIVISION ANNUAL REPORT 1978  

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of electrolytes: IX, rare earth chlorides, nitrates, andU E OF AQUIFER RESPONSE TO EARTH TIDES AS A MEANS O F SLawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, 1977.

Authors, Various

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Heterogeneity and Flow in the Deep Earth  

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The age of the inner core. Earth Planet. Sc. Lett. 190 (3-1995. The composition of the Earth 1. Chem. Geol. 120 (3-4),thermal evolution of the Earths core. J. Geophys. Res 101,

Cottaar, Sanne

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Development and application of earth system models  

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...Development and application of earth system models 10.1073/pnas.1107470109...to climate mitigation that earth system models can help inform. These models...processes. Why do we need earth system models (ESMs)? First, such models...

Ronald G. Prinn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Planning for Earth Day | Department of Energy  

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Planning for Earth Day Planning for Earth Day April 16, 2014 - 10:14am Addthis Earth Day is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and consider the environment. | Photo courtesy of...

339

Metal Toxicity  

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Problems posed to plants by metal toxicity in the soils of the world are basically of two kinds. The first kind are of natural origin. These arise either as a consequence of the nature of the parent material f...

T. McNeilly

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2009. All  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2009. All yttrium. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium, whether or not intermixed or interalloyed 2805.30.0000 5.0% ad. Other rare-earth compounds, including yttrium oxide >85% Y2O3, yttrium nitrate, and other individual

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[Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content unless otherwise noted] Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2010. All  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2010. All yttrium. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium, whether or not intermixed or interalloyed 2805.30.0000 5.0% ad. Other rare-earth compounds, including yttrium oxide >85% Y2O3, yttrium nitrate, and other individual

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content, unless noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined by one company as a constituent of the  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined by one company as a constituent of the mineral bastnasite, but was not recovered as a separate element during processing. Bastnasite, a rare-earth ores and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2008. All  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2008. All yttrium 12-31-08 Thorium ores and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and compounds containing by weight >19% to rare-earth compounds, including

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2006. All  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2006. All yttrium-31-06 Thorium ores and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium and compounds containing by weight >19% to rare-earth compounds, including

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2003.  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2003. Yttrium Relations 12/31/03 Thorium ores and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and compounds containing by weight >19% to rare-earth compounds, including

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y O ) content, unless otherwise noted)2 3 Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined by one company as a constituent of the  

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Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined by one company as a constituent of the mineral bastnasite, but was not recovered as a separate element during processing. Bastnasite, a rare-earth.20.0000 Free Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium, whether or not intermixed or interalloyed 2805

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2004. Yttrium  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2004. Yttrium Relations 12-31-04 Thorium ores and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and compounds containing by weight >19% to rare-earth compounds, including

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was mined as a constituent of the mineral bastnasite,  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was mined as a constituent of the mineral bastnasite, but was not recovered as a separate element during processing. Bastnasite, a rare-earth fluocarbonate mineral, was mined and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium, whether or not intermixed

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined as a constituent of the mineral  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined as a constituent of the mineral bastnasite, but was not recovered as a separate element during processing. Bastnasite, a rare-earth fluocarbonate mineral, was mined.20.0000 Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium, whether or not intermixed or interalloyed 2805.30.0000 5

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y O ) content, unless otherwise noted)2 3 Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined by one company as a constituent of the  

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Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined by one company as a constituent of the mineral bastnasite, but was not recovered as a separate element during processing. Bastnasite, a rare-earth/31/96 Thorium ores and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y2O3) content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2005. All  

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Production and Use: The rare-earth element yttrium was not mined in the United States in 2005. All yttrium-31-05 Thorium ores and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium and compounds containing by weight >19% to rare-earth compounds, including

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(Data in metric tons of yttrium oxide (Y O ) content, unless otherwise noted)2 3 Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined as a constituent of the mineral bastnasite,  

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Domestic Production and Use: The rare-earth element, yttrium, was mined as a constituent of the mineral bastnasite, but was not recovered as a separate element during processing. Bastnasite, a rare-earth/31/98 Thorium ores and concentrates (monazite) 2612.20.0000 Free Free. Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium

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Earth drill rig  

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This patent describes an earth drill rig wherein an upwardly and downwardly moving drill-string-turning rotary table is rotated by a kelly bar connected at its lower end to a vertical drive shaft, the kelly bar being journalled for rotation in and fixed against axial movement with respect to a drill frame assembly and the rotary table being mounted for axial movement on and along the drill frame assembly. The drill frame assembly is pivotally mounted on a vehicle on a substantially horizontal axis for pivoting between an upright position and a substantially horizontal position for transportation. The improvement described here comprises the drill frame assembly pivot axis positioned below the lower end of the kelly bar and above the upper end of the vertical drive shaft, and a universal coupling connecting the lower end of the kelly bar and the vertical drive shaft the universal coupling comprising universal joints at opposite ends of an elongated slip joint connector and connected there-by for relative axial movement but driving coupling between the universal joints. The universal joints lie generally on a circle of which the drill frame assembly pivot axis is the center. The drill frame assembly can be moved between the upright and the substantially horizontal positions without disconnecting the kelly bar from the vertical drive shaft, the kelly bar being revolvable by the drive shaft through substantially the entire range of movement of the drill frame assembly.

Rassieur, C.L.

1987-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

354

Dendritic metal nanostructures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Dendritic metal nanostructures made using a surfactant structure template, a metal salt, and electron donor species.

Shelnutt, John A. (Tijeras, NM); Song, Yujiang (Albuquerque, NM); Pereira, Eulalia F. (Vila Nova de Gaia, PT); Medforth, Craig J. (Winters, CA)

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring Earth-Building Technology for Liberia.  

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?? This paper discusses earth as a building material and the extent to which earth building technology has evolved over the years. In particular it… (more)

Mayon, Isaac Dompo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Google Earth, den universale GIS-klienten?.  

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??Google has released a virtual three-dimensional model of the earth through the product Google Earth. This product gives us easy access to huge amounts of… (more)

Bøhn, Eivind

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Silicon Shovels for Rare-Earth Solutions  

Office of Science (SC) Website

the uses for rare-earths, but the mined and processed totals are falling short. Green energy technology needs rare earth materials for wind turbines, rechargeable...

358

Earth Day event showcases LANL energy work  

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Earth Day showcases energy work Earth Day event showcases LANL energy work The public is invited to learn about projects in energy conservation, generation, research, and...

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Smiling Earth Energy LLC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Smiling Earth Energy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Smiling Earth Energy LLC Place: Bakersfield, California Zip: 93314 Product: California based biodiesel producer and...

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2014 Earth Day | Argonne National Laboratory  

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2014 Earth Day celebration, children from Argonne's Child Development Center planted a White Oak tree and participated in an environmental learning activity. 2014 Argonne Earth...

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361

Search for: "earth modeling" | DOE PAGES  

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earth modeling" Find + Advanced Search Advanced Search All Fields: "earth modeling" Title: Full Text: Bibliographic Data: Creator Author: Name Name ORCID Search Authors Type:...

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EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS Earth Surf. Process. Landforms (2010)  

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, Bangladesh 8 Institute of Water Modeling, Dhaka, Bangladesh Received 12 January 2009; Revised 10 July 2009 environments. First, repeat-pass interferometric SAR measurements from the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite

Howat, Ian M.

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Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning December 15, 2010 - 9:20am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs From 9:30am to noon ET today you can tune into a live discussion on "rare earth materials" that are critical to the production of clean energy technologies. Tune in here. The Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow will give the keynote, speaking to the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy. You can check back to the Energy Blog for more info later today. Ginny Simmons is a New Media Specialist and contractor to the Office of Public Affairs.

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Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning December 15, 2010 - 9:20am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs From 9:30am to noon ET today you can tune into a live discussion on "rare earth materials" that are critical to the production of clean energy technologies. Tune in here. The Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow will give the keynote, speaking to the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy. You can check back to the Energy Blog for more info later today. Ginny Simmons is a New Media Specialist and contractor to the Office of Public Affairs.

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Model of Intraseasonal Oscillations in Earth’s Atmosphere  

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We suggest a way of rationalizing intraseasonal oscillations of Earth’s atmospheric flow as four meteorologically relevant triads of interacting planetary waves, isolated from the system of all of the rest of the planetary waves. Our model is independent of the topography (mountains, etc.) and gives a natural explanation of intraseasonal oscillations in both the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres. Spherical planetary waves are an example of a wave mesoscopic system obeying discrete resonances that also appears in other areas of physics.

Elena Kartashova and Victor S. L’vov

2007-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Metals on graphene: correlation between adatom adsorption behavior and growth morphology  

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We present a systematic study of metal adatom adsorption on graphene by ab initio calculations. The calculations cover alkali metals, sp-simple metals, 3d and group 10 transition metals, noble metals, as well as rare earth metals. The correlation between the adatom adsorption properties and the growth morphology of the metals on graphene is also investigated. We show that the growth morphology is related to the ratio of the metal adsorption energy to its bulk cohesive energy (E(a)/E(c)) and the diffusion barrier (?E) of the metal adatom on graphene. Charge transfer, electric dipole and magnetic moments, and graphene lattice distortion induced by metal adsorption would also affect the growth morphologies of the metal islands. We also show that most of the metal nanostructures on graphene would be thermally stable against coarsening.

Liu, Xiaojie; Wang, Cai-Zhuang; Hupalo, Myron; Lu, Wencai; Tringides, Michael C.; Yao, Yongxin; Ho, Kai-Ming

2012-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Day | Department of Energy  

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Earth Day Earth Day Earth Day If you do not see the event begin at 3pm ET, please refresh your browser. Are you looking for ways to go green while saving yourself some green? Or are you interested in learning how to incorporate renewable energy options -- like solar, wind and geothermal -- into your home? This Earth Day, hang out with Energy Department experts to learn how you can reduce your energy use, improve your home's comfort and cut your energy bills. We hope you'll join us on April 22 at 3 pm ET for a Google+ Hangout on home energy efficiency tips and advice, and learn how you can submit your questions now. During the Hangout, we'll be sharing some of our Twitter followers' favorite energy-savings tips -- share yours now using #tipsEnergy. Panelists include:

368

Beginning of life on Earth  

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Beginning of life on Earth Beginning of life on Earth Name: beatnik Status: N/A Age: 12 Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: I am twelve years old and want to know how life began on earth. Replies: I am 43 years old and so would I! Scientists believe that lightning striking the atmosphere of the earth long ago caused certain simple chemicals like ammonia to form into more complicated chemicals that could lead to living cells. These chemicals then could hook together in chains to form molecules that direct life, such as RNA and DNA. One theory also says that fats in the primitive ocean acted on by waves, formed large globules enclosing these life directing chemicals, and that these structures eventually formed primitive cells. Then inside the cells, conditions could evolve to allow the chemistry of life to work better and better, and so on

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Trellis Earth | Open Energy Information  

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Trellis Earth Trellis Earth Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Trellis Earth Name Trellis Earth Address 13315 NE Airport Way Place Portland, Oregon Zip 97230 Sector Efficiency Product Renewable bioplastic bags, cutlery, flatware and packaging Website http://www.trellisearth.com/ Coordinates 45.563182°, -122.524952° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.563182,"lon":-122.524952,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Earth and Moon orbital anomalies  

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A time-dependent gravitational constant or mass would correctly describe the suspected increasing of both: the Astronomical unit and the eccentricity of the Lunar orbit around the Earth.

Ll. Bel

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

371

Are Earths Rare? Perhaps Not  

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where liquid water is permitted on the surface of a planet. The authors find that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor a planet between one and two times the size of Earth in the habitable...

372

Chemistry, Life, and Earth Sciences  

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Nan Sauer named Associate Director for Chemistry, Life, and Earth Sciences August 9, 2011 - 2 - LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, August 9, 2011- Nancy ("Nan") Sauer is the new associate...

373

Coupling the Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Technology and The Gelation Technology to Maximize Oil Production  

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Gelation technologies have been developed to provide more efficient vertical sweep efficiencies for flooding naturally fractured oil reservoirs or reservoirs with different sand lenses with high permeability contrast. The field proven alkaline-surfactant-polymer technology economically recovers 15% to 25% OOIP more crude oil than waterflooding from swept pore space of an oil reservoir. However, alkaline-surfactant-polymer technology is not amenable to naturally fractured reservoirs or reservoirs with high permeability contrast zones because much of injected solution bypasses target pore space containing oil. This work investigates whether combining these two technologies could broaden applicability of alkaline-surfactant-polymer flooding into these reservoirs. Fluid-fluid interaction with different gel chemical compositions and alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution with pH values ranging from 9.2 to 12.9 have been tested. Aluminum-polyacrylamide gels are not stable to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions at any pH. Chromium-polyacrylamide gels with polymer to chromium ion ratios of 25 or greater were stable to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions if solution pH was 10.6 or less. When the polymer to chromium ion was 15 or less, chromium-polyacrylamide gels were stable to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions with pH values up to 12.9. Chromium-xanthan gum gels were stable to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions with pH values of 12.9 at the polymer to chromium ion ratios tested. Silicate-polyacrylamide, resorcinol-formaldehyde, and sulfomethylated resorcinol-formaldehyde gels were also stable to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions with pH values ranging from 9.2 to 12.9. Iron-polyacrylamide gels were immediately destroyed when contacted with any of the alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions with pH values ranging from 9.2 to 12.9. Gel solutions under dynamic conditions of linear corefloods showed similar stability to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions as in the fluid-fluid analyses with the exception of the xanthan gum-chromium acetate gels. Aluminum-polyacrylamide flowing gels are not stable to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions of either pH 10.5 or 12.9, either in linear corefloods or in dual separate radial core, common manifold corefloods. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide flowing and rigid tonguing gels are stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. Rigid tonguing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels maintained permeability reduction better than flowing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels. Chromium acetate gels were stable to injection of alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions at 72 F, 125 F and 175 F in linear corefloods. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels maintained diversion capability after injection of an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution in stacked; radial coreflood with a common well bore. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gel used to seal fractured core maintain fracture closure if followed by an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution. Chromium acetatexanthan gum rigid gels are not stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection at 72, 125, and 175 F. Silicate-polyacrylamide gels are not stable with subsequent injection of either a pH 10.5 or a 12.9 alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution. Resorcinol-formaldehyde gels were stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. When evaluated in a dual core configuration, injected fluid flows into the core with the greatest effective permeability to the injected fluid. The same gel stability trends to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer injected solution were observed. Aluminum citrate-polyacrylamide, resorcinol-formaldehyde, and the silicate-polyacrylamide gel systems did not produce significant incremental oil in linear corefloods. Both flowing and rigid tonguing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels and the xanthan gum-chromium acetate gel system produced incremental oil with the rigid tonguing gel producing the greatest amount. Higher oil recovery could have been due to higher differential

Malcolm Pitts; Jie Qi; Dan Wilson; Phil Dowling; David Stewart; Bill Jones

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction Flattening the Earth Continuation procedure Flat Earth Numerical simulations Continuation from a flat to a round Earth model  

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Introduction Flattening the Earth Continuation procedure Flat Earth Numerical simulations Continuation from a flat to a round Earth model in the coplanar orbit transfer problem M. Cerf1, T. Haberkorn, SADCO 2011, March 2nd M. Cerf, T. Haberkorn, E. Tr´elat Continuation from a flat to a round Earth model

Boyer, Edmond

375

Earth: 15 Million Years Ago  

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In Einstein's general relativity theory the metric component gxx in the direction of motion (x-direction) of the sun deviates from unity due to a tensor potential caused by the black hole existing around the center of the galaxy. Because the solar system is orbiting around the galactic center at 200 km/s, the theory shows that the Newtonian gravitational potential due to the sun is not quite radial. At the present time, the ecliptic plane is almost perpendicular to the galactic plane, consistent with this modification of the Newtonian gravitational force. The ecliptic plane is assumed to maintain this orientation in the galactic space as it orbits around the galactic center, but the rotational angular momentum of the earth around its own axis can be assumed to be conserved. The earth is between the sun and the galactic center at the summer solstice all the time. As a consequence, the rotational axis of the earth would be parallel to the axis of the orbital rotation of the earth 15 million years ago, if the solar system has been orbiting around the galactic center at 200 km/s. The present theory concludes that the earth did not have seasons 15 million years ago. Therefore, the water on the earth was accumulated near the poles as ice and the sea level was very low. Geological evidence exists that confirms this effect. The resulting global ice-melting started 15 million years ago and is ending now.

Masataka Mizushima

2008-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Parametric Testing of Alkaline Water Electrolysis Cells for Hydrogen Production Based on Inorganic-Membrane-Electrolyte Technology  

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A research programme aiming at the development of a new advanced concept in alkaline water electrolysis has been demonstrated at S.C.K....

H. Vandenborre; L. H. Baetsle; W. Hebel; R. Leysen…

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Earth Sciences Division Research Summaries 2006-2007  

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should develop Earth System Models (ESMs). ESMs will beshould develop Earth System Models (ESMs) designed to

DePaolo, Donald

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration  

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Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of EnvironmentalHall. Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

106 | Triennial Scientific Report EC-EARTH: goals, developments  

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Earth'sglobalclimatesystemisstrongly affectedbytheinteractionsbetweenitsvarioussubsys- tems1) .Asaresult,attentionhasshiftedtothedevelop- mentofEarthSystemModels

Stoffelen, Ad

380

MILANKOVITCH CYCLES AND THE EARTH'S CLIMATE  

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becoming covered with ice, 34 million years ago? #12;Some puzzles: Why has the Earth been cooling, overall at different time scales. The Earth has been cooling for at least 15 million years, with glaciers the Earth been cooling, overall, through the last 50 million years? #12;Some puzzles: Why has the Earth been

Baez, John

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381

CoastWatch Data in Google Earth  

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CoastWatch Data in Google Earth: A How-to Guide Peter Hollemans, Terrenus Earth Sciences Consultant for NOAA/NESDIS CoastWatch Operations Managers Meeting, June, 2007 #12;Peter Hollemans, Terrenus Earth Sciences Consultant for NOAA/NESDISJune, 2007 Talk Outline · About Google Earth · Preparing Data

382

MIDDLE EARTH MOVE OUT INFORMATION 2013  

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MIDDLE EARTH MOVE OUT INFORMATION 2013 Start thinking about the move-out process now. If you to you by your RA, sent to you by e-mail, and updated on the Middle Earth website (http://www.housing.uci.edu/housingOptions/Middle_Earth noon on June 15th must submit a written request to the Middle Earth Housing Office at middleearth

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

383

Expanding Earth Sciences Research with Layerscape  

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Expanding Earth Sciences Research with Layerscape In Brief Websites: layerscape Earth in three-dimensional space and time. Oceanographers and earth scientists are using this free set of serious illness in the hospital was pneumonia." The Earth is a vast, complicated system comprised

Jakubowski, Mariusz H.

384

The Inner Solar System Characteristics of Earth  

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The Inner Solar System #12;The Earth #12;Characteristics of Earth A terrestrial, rocky planet floats on mantle · Crust is created and destroyed #12;Characteristics of Earth Today Surface: · 70% water · 30% land Atmosphere: ·77% N2 ·21% O2 ·0.1% H2O ·+Ar, CO2, Ne #12;The Dynamic Earth Molten Core

Walter, Frederick M.

385

Reading Comprehension - The Earth's Energy Budget  

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The Earth's Energy Budget The Earth's Energy Budget The way the Earth interacts with the sun's energy can be displayed in a diagram called the _________ Earth's energy budget globe warming schedule Earth's flow chart . It displays the sun's energy that reaches us and how much of that energy is _________ going absorbed and reflected destroyed wasted by the earth and its atmosphere. Solar energy reaches earth as _________ Superman a gas electromagnetic radiation quickly as possible . Once the energy reaches earth, some of it is absorbed by the atmosphere, including _________ lakes mountains people clouds . Some of it makes it to the earth's surface, and is absorbed by land and oceans. The amount of energy absorbed affects _________ tides temperature nothing fishing . The energy that is not absorbed by the earth or its atmosphere is _________

386

CO2 Mitigation Potential of Mineral Carbonation with Industrial Alkalinity Sources in the United States  

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CO2 Mitigation Potential of Mineral Carbonation with Industrial Alkalinity Sources in the United States ... We show that in the U.S., industrial alkaline byproducts have the potential to mitigate approximately 7.6 Mt CO2/yr, of which 7.0 Mt CO2/yr are CO2 captured through mineral carbonation and 0.6 Mt CO2/yr are CO2 emissions avoided through reuse as synthetic aggregate (replacing sand and gravel). ... This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC36-08-GO28308 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis. ...

Abby Kirchofer; Austin Becker; Adam Brandt; Jennifer Wilcox

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

387

The fate of Earth's ocean Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 5(4), 569575 (2001) EGS  

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The fate of Earth's ocean 569 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 5(4), 569­575 (2001) © EGS The fate of Earth's ocean Christine Bounama, Siegfried Franck and Werner von Bloh Potsdam Institute@pik-potsdam.de Abstract Questions of how water arrived on the Earth's surface, how much water is contained in the Earth

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

388

Composite metal membrane  

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A composite metal membrane including a first metal layer of Group IVB met or Group VB metals, the first metal layer sandwiched between two layers of an oriented metal of palladium, platinum or alloys thereof is provided together with a process for the recovery of hydrogen from a gaseous mixture including contacting a hydrogen-containing gaseous mixture with a first side of a nonporous composite metal membrane including a first metal of Group IVB metals or Group VB metals, the first metal layer sandwiched between two layers of an oriented metal of palladium, platinum or alloys thereof, and, separating hydrogen from a second side of the nonporous composite metal membrane.

Peachey, Nathaniel M. (Espanola, NM); Dye, Robert C. (Los Alamos, NM); Snow, Ronny C. (Los Alamos, NM); Birdsell, Stephan A. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Composite metal membrane  

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A composite metal membrane including a first metal layer of Group IVB met or Group VB metals, the first metal layer sandwiched between two layers of an oriented metal of palladium, platinum or alloys thereof is provided together with a process for the recovery of hydrogen from a gaseous mixture including contacting a hydrogen-containing gaseous mixture with a first side of a nonporous composite metal membrane including a first metal of Group IVB metals or Group VB metals, the first metal layer sandwiched between two layers of an oriented metal of palladium, platinum or alloys thereof, and, separating hydrogen from a second side of the nonporous composite metal membrane.

Peachey, N.M.; Dye, R.C.; Snow, R.C.; Birdsell, S.A.

1998-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of manufacturing a polymer-consolidated cadmium electrode for an alkaline storage cell, and an electrode obtained by the method  

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A method is described of manufacturing a polymer-consolidated cadmium electrode for an alkaline storage cell, the method comprising the steps of: mixing the following ingredients in water: a gelling agent; cadmium and cadmium oxide in powder form constituting the active material; and a copolymer of carboxylated styrene-butadiene at a concenration lying in the range 0.5% to 3% by weight of active materials; coating the resulting paste one a metal current collector; drying the coated current collector; and subjecting the resulting assembly to a temperature lying in the range 120/sup 0/C to 150/sup 0/C for a period of a few minutes in order to cause the polymer to cross-link.

Brezillon, J.L.; Dauchier, J.M.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploration of R2XM2 (R=Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Hf, rare earth; X=main group element; M=transition metal, Si, Ge): Structural Motifs, the novel Compound Gd2AlGe2 and Analysis of the U3Si2 and Zr3Al2 Structure Types  

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In the process of exploring and understanding the influence of crystal structure on the system of compounds with the composition Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} several new compounds were synthesized with different crystal structures, but similar structural features. In Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4}, the main feature of interest is the magnetocaloric effect (MCE), which allows the material to be useful in magnetic refrigeration applications. The MCE is based on the magnetic interactions of the Gd atoms in the crystal structure, which varies with x (the amount of Si in the compound). The crystal structure of Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} can be thought of as being formed from two 3{sup 2}434 nets of Gd atoms, with additional Gd atoms in the cubic voids and Si/Ge atoms in the trigonal prismatic voids. Attempts were made to substitute nonmagnetic atoms for magnetic Gd using In, Mg and Al. Gd{sub 2}MgGe{sub 2} and Gd{sub 2}InGe{sub 2} both possess the same 3{sup 2}434 nets of Gd atoms as Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4}, but these nets are connected differently, forming the Mo{sub 2}FeB{sub 2} crystal structure. A search of the literature revealed that compounds with the composition R{sub 2}XM{sub 2} (R=Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Hf, rare earth; X=main group element; M=transition metal, Si, Ge) crystallize in one of four crystal structures: the Mo{sub 2}FeB{sub 2}, Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2}, Mn{sub 2}AlB{sub 2} and W{sub 2}CoB{sub 2} crystal structures. These crystal structures are described, and the relationships between them are highlighted. Gd{sub 2}AlGe{sub 2} forms an entirely new crystal structure, and the details of its synthesis and characterization are given. Electronic structure calculations are performed to understand the nature of bonding in this compound and how electrons can be accounted for. A series of electronic structure calculations were performed on models with the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} and Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structures, using Zr and A1 as the building blocks. The starting point for these models was the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure, and models were created to simulate the transition from the idealized U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure to the distorted Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structure. Analysis of the band structures of the models has shown that the transition from the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure to the Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structure lifts degeneracies along the {Lambda} {yields} Z direction, indicating a Peierls-type mechanism for the displacement occurring in the positions of the Zr atoms.

Sean William McWhorter

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Harnessing Genetic Diversity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Fermentation of Xylose in Hydrolysates of Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide-Pretreated Biomass  

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...inhibitory effects on cell growth and fermentation...34). Alkaline hydrogen peroxide (AHP...production of fuel ethanol. J...characterization of cell wall decomposition...Banerjee, G , S Car, T Liu, DL Williams...integration of alkaline hydrogen peroxide pretreatment...organization of plant cell walls, p 61-93...

Trey K. Sato; Tongjun Liu; Lucas S. Parreiras; Daniel L. Williams; Dana J. Wohlbach; Benjamin D. Bice; Irene M. Ong; Rebecca J. Breuer; Li Qin; Donald Busalacchi; Shweta Deshpande; Chris Daum; Audrey P. Gasch; David B. Hodge

2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

393

Earth's Heat Source - The Sun  

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The Sun encompasses planet Earth, supplies the heat that warms it, and even shakes it. The United Nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assumed that solar influence on our climate is limited to changes in solar irradiance and adopted the consensus opinion of a Hydrogen-filled Sun, the Standard Solar Model (SSM). They did not consider the alternative solar model and instead adopted another consensus opinion: Anthropogenic greenhouse gases play a dominant role in climate change. The SSM fails to explain the solar wind, solar cycles, and the empirical link of solar surface activity with Earth changing climate. The alternative solar model, that was molded from an embarrassingly large number of unexpected observations revealed by space-age measurements since 1959, explains not only these puzzles but also how closely linked interactions between the Sun and its planets and other celestial bodies induce turbulent cycles of secondary solar characteristics that significantly affect Earth climate.

Oliver K. Manuel

2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

394

Earth's Heat Source - The Sun  

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The Sun encompasses planet Earth, supplies the heat that warms it, and even shakes it. The United Nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assumed that solar influence on our climate is limited to changes in solar irradiance and adopted the consensus opinion of a Hydrogen-filled Sun, the Standard Solar Model (SSM). They did not consider the alternative solar model and instead adopted another consensus opinion: Anthropogenic greenhouse gases play a dominant role in climate change. The SSM fails to explain the solar wind, solar cycles, and the empirical link of solar surface activity with Earth changing climate. The alternative solar model, that was molded from an embarrassingly large number of unexpected observations revealed by space-age measurements since 1959, explains not only these puzzles but also how closely linked interactions between the Sun and its planets and other celestial bodies induce turbulent cycles of secondary solar characteristics that significantly affect Earth climate.

Manuel, Oliver K

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Research Profile Particles are everywhere: from the earth and its mineral min-  

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Research Profile Particles are everywhere: from the earth and its mineral min- ing to the air we aiming for new catalysts, sensors, nanocomposites,fuel cells,batteries,phosphors,CO2 sorbents, dental, orthopedic and even nutritional applications. Competences / Infrastructure Mixed ceramic/metal nanoparticle

Sandoghdar, Vahid

396

NEWTON's Environmental and Earth Science References  

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Environmental and Earth Science References Environmental and Earth Science References Do you have a great reference link? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Reference Links: >NASA's Earth Science Division NASA's Earth Science Division Find the answers to the big questions of Earth Science such as "How is the World Changing?" The information and articles are provided by NASA's Earth Science Division Geology.com Resources Teaching Earth Science - Geology.com Geology.com provides news and information about Geology and Earth Science. It has a teacher resource section as well, which provides a collection of classroom activities and lesson plans, for earth science in the classroom. IRIS's Seismographs in Schools Program IRIS's Seismographs in Schools Program Discover tools to share seismic data in real-time, classroom activities, and technical support documents for seismic instruments.

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MINERALOGY AND GENESIS OF SMECTITES IN AN ALKALINE-SALINE ENVIRONMENT OF PANTANAL WETLAND, BRAZIL  

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MINERALOGY AND GENESIS OF SMECTITES IN AN ALKALINE-SALINE ENVIRONMENT OF PANTANAL WETLAND, BRAZIL, Universidade de Sa~o Paulo (USP), Av. Prof. Dr. Lineu Prestes, 338, 05508-900, Sa~o Paulo, Brazil 2 Soil-saline lake of Nhecola^ndia, a sub-region of the Pantanal wetland, Brazil, and then to identify the mechanisms

Ahmad, Sajjad

398

Surface structural changes of perovskite oxides during oxygen evolution in alkaline electrolyte  

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Perovskite oxides such Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.8O3-6 (BSCF82) are among the most active catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in alkaline solution reported to date. In this work it is shown via high resolution ...

May, Kevin J. (Kevin Joseph)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Methanogenesis in Big Soda Lake, Nevada: an Alkaline, Moderately Hypersaline Desert Lake  

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...Methanogenesis in Big Soda Lake, Nevada: an Alkaline, Moderately...slurries from Big Soda Lake, Nevada, produced significant...MATERIALS AND METHODS Site description and sampling...is located in eastern Nevada near Fallon (-350 miles...injected into a sterile test tube (18 x 150 mm; Bellco...

Ronald S. Oremland; Lorraine Marsh; David J. DesMarais

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Separating natural and bomb-produced radiocarbon in the ocean: The potential alkalinity method  

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in the upper ocean, and as a proxy for anthropogenic CO2 concentration. Both the power and the difficultySeparating natural and bomb-produced radiocarbon in the ocean: The potential alkalinity method M. Key Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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Geothermal fluxes of alkalinity in the Narayani river system of central Nepal  

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Geothermal fluxes of alkalinity in the Narayani river system of central Nepal Matthew J. Evans hot springs flow within the steeply incised gorges of the central Nepal Himalayan front. The spring of central Nepal, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 5, Q08011, doi:10.1029/2004GC000719. G 3 G 3Geochemistry

Derry, Louis A.

402

Alkaline resistant phosphate glasses and method of preparation and use thereof  

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A substantially alkaline resistant calcium-iron-phosphate (CFP) glass and methods of making and using thereof. In one application, the CFP glass is drawn into a fiber and dispersed in cement to produce glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) articles having the high compressive strength of concrete with the high impact, flexural and tensile strength associated with glass fibers.

Brow, Richard K. (Rolla, MO); Reis, Signo T. (Rolla, MO); Velez, Mariano (Rolla, MO); Day, Delbert E. (Rolla, MO)

2010-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

403

Oxidative Alkaline leaching of Americium from simulated high-level nuclear waste sludges  

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Oxidative alkaline leaching has been proposed to pre-treat the high-level nuclear waste sludges to remove some of the problematic (e.g., Cr) and/or non-radioactive (e.g., Na, Al) constituents before vitrification. It is critical to understand the behavior of actinides, americium and plutonium in particular, in oxidative alkaline leaching. We have studied the leaching behavior of americium from four different sludge simulants (BiPO{sub 4}, BiPO{sub 4 modified}, Redox, PUREX) using potassium permanganate and potassium persulfate in alkaline solutions. Up to 60% of americium sorbed onto the simulants is leached from the sludges by alkaline persulfate and permanganate. The percentage of americium leached increases with [NaOH] (between 1.0 and 5.0 M). The initial rate of americium leaching by potassium persulfate increases in the order BiPO{sub 4} sludge < Redox sludge < PUREX sludge. The data are most consistent with oxidation of Am{sup 3+} in the sludge to either AmO{sub 2}{sup +} or AmO{sub 2}{sup 2+} in solution. Though neither of these species is expected to exhibit long-term stability in solution, the potential for mobilization of americium from sludge samples would have to be accommodated in the design of any oxidative leaching process for real sludge samples.

Reed, Wendy A.; Garnov, Alexander Yu.; Rao, Linfeng; Nash, Kenneth L.; Bond, Andrew H.

2004-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of sand consolidation using high-temperature alkaline solution  

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) solution of sodium carbonate (pH 11-12). The sample was placed in a vertical 18 in. long aluminum cylindrical cell with an ID of 1.5 in.. The top half of the cell was thermally insulated while the bottom half was cooled. Hot alkaline solution was injected...

Moreno Romero, Fidel Enrique

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot alkaline treatment to stimulate and consolidate the heavy oil Bachaquero-01 sand  

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from well LL-231 from Bachaquero-01 reservoir. The sample was placed in a vertical 18 in. long aluminum cylindrical cell with an ID of 1.5 in. The top half of the cell was thermally insulated and the bottom half was cooled. The alkaline treatment (pH 11...

Valera Villarroel, Cesar Amabilis

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

406

Virtual Fieldwork Using Google Earth  

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Buchanan-Dunlop © 2008 Google © 2008 Ricardo Sgrillo All rights reserved cover design by rob `at.3 Overlay Features 26 5.4 Terrain Integration 27 5.5 Creating an Image Overlay 28 Section 6 - Importing Links 74 Appendix 2 - Google Earth Quick Guide 75 Appendix 3 - Glossary 77 Appendix 4 - Rich Text

Smith-Konter, Bridget

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Earth's Crust: Heat Flow Relationships  

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... of heat flow through the Earth's surface at any point requires two measurements, the geothermal gradient itself and the thermal conductivity of the adjacent rocks. In the oceanic crust, ... variations in heat flow from point to point are governed essentially by variations in the geothermal gradient. In continents, however, the story is different. Correlation and regression analyses carried ...

Our Geomagnetism Correspondent

1970-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

408

Supernova Neutrinos Detection On Earth  

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In this paper, we first discuss the detection of supernova neutrino on Earth. Then we propose a possible method to acquire information about $\\theta_{13}$ smaller than $1.5^\\circ$ by detecting the ratio of the event numbers of different flavor supernova neutrinos. Such an sensitivity cannot yet be achieved by the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment.

Xin-Heng Guo; Ming-Yang Huang; Bing-Lin Young

2009-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Insights By Phil Rawlings  

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? Commercial loop field grid design preparation ­ do you have: a. Calculated, not estimated, heat loss and heat to accomplish two tasks: 1) to provide necessary heat source/heat sink capacity required by the system's heat pumps, and 2) to allow the earth to adequately dissipate surplus rejected heat or replenish the effects

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Earth Sciences Division Research Summaries 2006-2007  

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the commencement of the Earth Sciences Division 30 yearstelling. Happy Anniversary! Earth Sciences Division ears YTritium in Engineered and Earth Materials Stefan Finsterle,

DePaolo, Donald

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the geophysical signatures of microbial processes in the earth  

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Arctic Natural Sciences, Antarctic Earth Sciences, Antarcticof Microbial Processes in the Earth Lee Slater 1 , Estellaa rapidly evolving Earth science discipline that integrates

Slater, L.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Earth Resources Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Alternative Earth Resources Inc Alternative Earth Resources Inc Name Alternative Earth Resources Inc Address 840 - 1140 West Pender St. Place Vancouver, B.C. Zip V6E 4G1 Sector Geothermal energy Website http://www.alternative-earth.c References Alternative Earth Website[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Alternative Earth Resources Inc is a company based in Vancouver, B.C.. Alternative Earth Resources Inc. (formerly Nevada Geothermal Power) is an experienced renewable energy company, focused on developing and generating clean, sustainable electric power from geothermal resources. The Company has headquarters in Vancouver, BC and trades on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the symbol AER. Alternative Earth holds leasehold interests in four geothermal projects

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Happy Earth Day 2011! | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Day 2011! Day 2011! Happy Earth Day 2011! April 22, 2011 - 7:30am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL Happy Earth Day! Today, April 22, marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Check out these resources from the Department of Energy to help you celebrate, get in the Earth Day spirit, and take action: Earth Day Website This page from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy highlights other great resources to help you be energy efficient and Earth-friendly Earth Day 2011 Outreach Materials These materials from the Federal Energy Management Program will help you develop a workplace energy awareness program and "Act Now; Together We Can Create a Greener Future." Happy Earth Day! If you haven't already shared how you're celebrating, be sure to e-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at

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Earth Day, Every Day | Department of Energy  

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Earth Day, Every Day Earth Day, Every Day Earth Day, Every Day April 20, 2011 - 5:09pm Addthis April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs April 22, 2011 is the 41st celebration of Earth Day, a day set aside to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. The first Earth Day focused on the United States, but has grown over the years and is now celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. To help celebrate, the Department of Energy is holding Earth Week festivities at our headquarters here in Washington, D.C. throughout this week. This year's theme is "Earth Day, Every Day! Changing Behavior to Reduce DOE's Carbon Footprint." Part of the celebration will include an outdoor Community Day celebration

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Alternative Earth Resources Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Earth Resources Inc Earth Resources Inc (Redirected from Nevada Geothermal Power) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Alternative Earth Resources Inc Name Alternative Earth Resources Inc Address 840 - 1140 West Pender St. Place Vancouver, B.C. Zip V6E 4G1 Sector Geothermal energy Website http://www.alternative-earth.c References Alternative Earth Website[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Alternative Earth Resources Inc is a company based in Vancouver, B.C.. Alternative Earth Resources Inc. (formerly Nevada Geothermal Power) is an experienced renewable energy company, focused on developing and generating clean, sustainable electric power from geothermal resources. The Company has headquarters in Vancouver, BC and trades on the Toronto Venture

416

NASA to revamp Earth Observing System  

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NASA to revamp Earth Observing System ... EOS is the centerpiece of NASA's comprehensive Mission to Plant Earth, a program designed to observe simultaneously the atmosphere, oceans, and land—and their interactions—from space. ...

PAMELA ZURER

1991-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Week event all about energy  

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Earth Week event all about energy Earth Week event all about energy People all across Northern New Mexico can learn about how they can play a role in energy research and energy and...

418

Ecology & Earth Systems Dynamics for Educators  

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Ecology & Earth Systems Dynamics for Educators July 21-25, 2014 CI 5540-003 (86282) 3 Credits Science and Earth Science curricula in Minnesota public schools. It is designed primarily for middle

Amin, S. Massoud

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Modeling the Earth System, volume 3  

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The topics covered fall under the following headings: critical gaps in the Earth system conceptual framework; development needs for simplified models; and validating Earth system models and their subcomponents.

Ojima, D.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alkaline comet assay Sample Search Results  

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in 1910 (Earth would pass through tail) - people panicked, shut themselves in to avoid gas... , suicides, special comet-protecting umbrellas and anti ... Source: Wardle, Mark -...

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Novel rare earth boron-rich solids  

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A new series of boron-rich solids ReB{sub 22}C{sub 2}N (Re: Y, Ho, Er, Tm, Lu) was synthesized by traditional solid-state reaction. The crystal structure of the representative compound YB{sub 22}C{sub 2}N was solved by direct method from powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) data and transmission electron microscope (TEM) analysis. The unit cell of the new structure is rhombohedral with space group R-3m (No. 166), lattice constant a = b = 5.623(0) {angstrom} and c = 44.785(3) {angstrom} with six formula units in one unit cell. The atoms of boron in the solids, like most of the boron-rich solids, exist with icosahedral and octahedral clusters, and the whole crystal shows a layered structure. The interconnected nine layers of icosahedron and three layers of octahedron in a unit cell build the whole framework of the new phase and rare earth metal atoms reside in voids of the octahedron layers. The neighboring icosahedral layers link through C-B-C chains besides the direct bonding of B-B. Both experimental and structural analysis indicated that the nitrogen atoms in the new phase can be replaced with carbon.

Zhang, Fuxiang; Leithe-Jasper, Andreas; Xu, Jun; Mori, Takao; Matsui, Yoshio, Tanaka, Takaho; Okada, Shigeru

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanochemical processing for metals and metal alloys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A set of processes for preparing metal powders, including metal alloy powders, by ambient temperature reduction of a reducible metal compound by a reactive metal or metal hydride through mechanochemical processing. The reduction process includes milling reactants to induce and complete the reduction reaction. The preferred reducing agents include magnesium and calcium hydride powders. A process of pre-milling magnesium as a reducing agent to increase the activity of the magnesium has been established as one part of the invention.

Froes, Francis H. (Moscow, ID); Eranezhuth, Baburaj G. (Moscow, ID); Prisbrey, Keith (Moscow, ID)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging of near-Earth space plasma  

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...Thompson Imaging of near-Earth space plasma Cathryn N. Mitchell Department of Electronic...include the whole near-Earth space-plasma realm is yet to be realized, and provides...planets| Imaging of near-Earth space plasma. | This paper describes the technique...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging of near-Earth space plasma  

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...near-Earth space plasma. In addition...into three areas. Firstly...images of the atmospheres and ionospheres...near-Earth space plasma 2807 Figure...150{400 MHz. The Russian...images of large-scale ionization...signals in a large inversion...fast- owing plasma generates...success of this area has important...Earth's atmosphere and photoionize...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass Transportation on the Earth Ludovic Rifford  

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Mass Transportation on the Earth Ludovic Rifford Universit´e de Nice - Sophia Antipolis & Institut Universitaire de France UPV/EHU Ludovic Rifford Mass Transportation on the Earth #12;The framework Let M Rifford Mass Transportation on the Earth #12;Transport maps Let µ0 and µ1 be probability measures on M. We

Rifford, Ludovic

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Mass Transportation on the Earth Ludovic Rifford  

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Mass Transportation on the Earth Ludovic Rifford Universit´e Nice - Sophia Antipolis & Institut Mass Transportation on the Earth #12;The framework Let M be a smooth connected compact surface in Rn of the lengths of the curves (drawn on M) joining x to y. Ludovic Rifford Mass Transportation on the Earth #12

Rifford, Ludovic

427

Physical conditions on the early Earth  

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...for the emergence of life on the early Earth organized by S. Leach, I. W. M. Smith...Cockell Physical conditions on the early Earth Jonathan I Lunine * * ( jlunine@lpl...AZ 85721, USA. The formation of the Earth as a planet was a large stochastic process...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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s Earth and environment s Living resources  

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4 s Earth and environment s Living resources s Societies and health s Expertise and consulting of this trend is the acquisition, on a joint proposal from the Earth and Environment department and the Living phenomena so as to improve forecasting of the attendant hazards. The earth's crust: processes and natural

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CSM: Earth, Energy, Environment 2013 Annual Faculty  

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CSM: Earth, Energy, Environment 2013 Annual Faculty Conference Campus Update Terry Parker, Provost August 19, 2013 #12;CSM: Earth, Energy, Environment In Previous Years, we have discussed: · Campus budget on space overall and space location · Accreditation #12;CSM: Earth, Energy, Environment For this year, we

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Journey to the mantle of the Earth  

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COMMENT Journey to the mantle of the Earth On the 50th anniversary of the first attempt to drill into Earth's mantle, Damon Teagle and Benoît Ildefonse say that what was once science fiction is now possible, or `Moho' for short. This boundary marks the start of the bulk of Earth's interior, which extends from

Demouchy, Sylvie

431

2010 RAL Space Solar Impacts on Earth  

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© 2010 RAL Space Solar Impacts on Earth: Revealed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory & STEREO minimum for a century: · Why? What happened? · What does that mean for the Earth? · Will the next build up cycle begins... The Events of 1-4 August 2010: A Close Shave for the Earth! 1 August 2010 ­ The day

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Marketing Earth Science Education Roel Snieder(1)  

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CWP-000 Marketing Earth Science Education Roel Snieder(1) and Chris Spiers(2) (1) Dept@mines.edu (2) Dept. of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80.021, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands In the 1990s, Utrecht University's Department of Earth Sciences struggled with a declining influx of students

Snieder, Roel

433

EARTH SCIENCES Lower-Division Requirements  

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2012-2013 EARTH SCIENCES Lower-Division Requirements Math 20A_____ 20B_____ 20C_____ 20D (BILD 3) _____ SIO 50* _____ Group A: Earth Science Upper-Division Core Requirements (all courses _____ Introduction to Geophysics SIO 104 _____ Paleobiology and History of Life* Group B: Upper-Division Earth

Constable, Steve

434

Ozone and life on the Archaean Earth  

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...John Raven Ozone and life on the Archaean Earth Charles S Cockell 1 * John A Raven 2...cockell@open.ac.uk ) 1 Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research...column abundance. On the anoxic Archaean Earth, such an ozone screen would not have existed...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and application of earth system models  

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Development and application of earth system models Ronald G. Prinn *Reprinted from Proceedings, 2011) The global environment is a complex and dynamic system. Earth system modeling is needed to help: globalchange@mit.edu Website: http://globalchange.mit.edu/ #12;Development and application of earth system

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4, 71397166, 2004 The Modular Earth  

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, the typical approach towards Earth System Modeling has been to couple existing models of different domains computer modeling is to pursue Earth System models. The aim is to capture feedback mechanisms between philosophy to pursue an interactively coupled Earth System model ap- proach is partly based

Boyer, Edmond

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A toolkit for building earth system models  

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An earth system model is a computer code designed to simulate the interrelated processes that determine the earth`s weather and climate, such as atmospheric circulation, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, oceanic circulation, and biosphere. I propose a toolkit that would support a modular, or object-oriented, approach to the implementation of such models.

Foster, I.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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5, 28432931, 2012 The Norwegian Earth  

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GMDD 5, 2843­2931, 2012 The Norwegian Earth System Model, NorESM1-M M. Bentsen et al. Title Page to the corresponding final paper in GMD if available. The Norwegian Earth System Model, NorESM1-M ­ Part 1: Description The Norwegian Earth System Model, NorESM1-M M. Bentsen et al. Title Page Abstract Introduction Conclusions

Drange, Helge

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are exploring planet Earth is the part of earth science dealing with the physical processes and  

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GeoKids are exploring planet Earth Geophysics is the part of earth science dealing with the physical processes and characteristics of the Earth and its environment. Volcanism, earthquakes of earth processes. Children are fully involved in measuring processes, data collection, analysis

Brückl, Ewald

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Degree-2 harmonics of the Earth's mass load estimated from GPS and Earth rotation data  

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Degree-2 harmonics of the Earth's mass load estimated from GPS and Earth rotation data Richard S the global network of GPS receivers. Here, the degree-2 mass load coefficients determined from GPS data harmonics of the Earth's mass load estimated from GPS and Earth rotation data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L

Blewitt, Geoffrey

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Adding STARFire Analysis Layers to Google Earth through a KML Network Link 1) Launch Google Earth  

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Adding STARFire Analysis Layers to Google Earth through a KML Network Link 1) Launch Google Earth 2) The network link will be added in the Places control within Google Earth. Select the node level in the tree layers for viewing within Google Earth. Double clicking on a layer will zoom you to the extent

442

The Earth Institute, Columbia University6 scott barrett, the Lenfest-Earth Institute  

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The Earth Institute, Columbia University6 scott barrett, the Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor faculty members whose positions have been endowed in the Earth Institute by Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest of the Earth Institute. As a Lenfest professor, Barrett studies the interactions between economic and natural

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NRC Earth Science Decadal Survey-Mission Concept Earth Sciences from the Astronomer's Perspective, a Deep  

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NRC Earth Science Decadal Survey-Mission Concept Earth Sciences from the Astronomer's Perspective Irina Melnikova #12;1 Earth Sciences from the Astronomer's Perspective 1.0 Mission Concept and Purpose Earth observations from satellites located in deep space offer the exciting opportunity to look

Christian, Eric

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Neoproterozoic crustal growth: The solid Earth system during a critical episode of Earth history  

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Neoproterozoic crustal growth: The solid Earth system during a critical episode of Earth history September 2007 Abstract The behavior of the solid Earth system is often overlooked when the causes of major the continental crust during Neoproterozoic time were similar to those of the modern Earth and took place mostly

Stern, Robert J.

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Earth Advantage | Open Energy Information  

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Advantage Advantage Jump to: navigation, search Name Earth Advantage Place Portland, Oregon Zip 97224 Product Earth Advantage partners with builders and developers to bring the most energy efficient ,sustainable and healthy homes to the market Coordinates 45.511795°, -122.675629° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.511795,"lon":-122.675629,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Earth Comfort | Open Energy Information  

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Comfort Comfort Jump to: navigation, search Name Earth Comfort Place Okemos, Michigan Zip 48864 Sector Geothermal energy Product Earth Comfort is a website that gives information on how geothermal heating and cooling works and links to how much it would cost, dealers, etc. Coordinates 42.71511°, -84.430264° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.71511,"lon":-84.430264,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Studying the Earth with Geoneutrinos  

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Geo-neutrinos, electron antineutrinos from natural radioactive decays inside the Earth, bring to the surface unique information about our planet. The new techniques in neutrino detection opened a door into a completely new inter-disciplinary field of Neutrino Geoscience. We give here a broad geological introduction highlighting the points where the geo-neutrino measurements can give substantial new insights. The status-of-art of this field is overviewed, including a description of the latest experimental results from KamLAND and Borexino experiments and their first geological implications. We performed a new combined Borexino and KamLAND analysis in terms of the extraction of the mantle geo-neutrino signal and the limits on the Earth's radiogenic heat power. The perspectives and the future projects having geo-neutrinos among their scientific goals are also discussed.

Livia Ludhova; Sandra Zavatarelli

2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Category:Earth Tidal Analysis | Open Energy Information  

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Geothermalpower.jpg Looking for the Earth Tidal Analysis page? For detailed information on Earth Tidal Analysis, click here. Category:Earth Tidal Analysis Add.png Add a new Earth...

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Argonne's 2012 Earth Day Event  

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Argonne's 2012 Earth Day event drew crowds from across the laboratory. Argonne and U.S. Department of Energy employees toured booths and interactive displays set up by Argonne programs and clubs. Several of Argonne's partners participated, including U.S. Department of Energy, University of Chicago, Abri Credit Union, DuPage County Forest Preserve, DuPage Water Commission, PACE and Morton Arboretum. Argonne scientists and engineers also participated in a poster session, discussing their clean energy research.

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2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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MODELING AN ION EXCHANGE PROCESS FOR CESIUM REMOVAL FROM ALKALINE RADIOACTIVE WASTE SOLUTIONS  

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The performance of spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde ion-exchange resin for the removal of cesium from alkaline radioactive waste solutions has been investigated through computer modeling. Cesium adsorption isotherms were obtained by fitting experimental data using a thermodynamic framework. Results show that ion-exchange is an efficient method for cesium removal from highly alkaline radioactive waste solutions. On average, two 1300 liter columns operating in series are able to treat 690,000 liters of waste with an initial cesium concentration of 0.09 mM in 11 days achieving a decontamination factor of over 50,000. The study also tested the sensitivity of ion-exchange column performance to variations in flow rate, temperature and column dimensions. Modeling results can be used to optimize design of the ion exchange system.

Smith, F; Luther Hamm, L; Sebastian Aleman, S; Johnston Michael, J

2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrodes synthesized from carbon nanostructures coated with a smooth and conformal metal adlayer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High-surface-area carbon nanostructures coated with a smooth and conformal submonolayer-to-multilayer thin metal films and their method of manufacture are described. The preferred manufacturing process involves the initial oxidation of the carbon nanostructures followed by a surface preparation process involving immersion in a solution with the desired pH to create negative surface dipoles. The nanostructures are subsequently immersed in an alkaline solution containing a suitable quantity of non-noble metal ions which adsorb at surface reaction sites. The metal ions are then reduced via chemical or electrical means. The nanostructures are exposed to a solution containing a salt of one or more noble metals which replace adsorbed non-noble surface metal atoms by galvanic displacement. The process can be controlled and repeated to obtain a desired film coverage. The resulting coated nanostructures may be used, for example, as high-performance electrodes in supercapacitors, batteries, or other electric storage devices.

Adzic, Radoslav; Harris, Alexander

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Eect of sludge-processing mode, soil texture and soil pH on metal mobility in undisturbed soil columns under accelerated loading  

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Eect of sludge-processing mode, soil texture and soil pH on metal mobility in undisturbed soil 8 September 1999 Abstract The eect of sludge processing (digested dewatered, pelletized, alkaline (Lamellic Hapludalf), at initial pH levels of 5 and 7. Sludges were applied during four accelerated cropping

Walter, M.Todd

453

Influence of the Earth's magnetic field on large area photomultipliers  

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The influence of the Earth's magnetic field on large area photomultipliers proposed for a future deep sea neutrino telescope was studied under the EU-funded KM3NeT design study. The aims were to evaluate variations in PMT performance in the Earth's magnetic field and to decide whether the use of magnetic shielding is necessary. Measurements were performed on three Hamamatsu PMTs: two 8-inch R5912 types, one of these with super-bi-alkali photocathode, and a 10-inch R7081 type with a standard bi-alkali photocathode. The various characteristics of the PMTs were measured while varying the PMT orientations with respect to the Earth's magnetic field, both with and without a mu-metal cage as magnetic shield. In the 8-inch PMTs the impact of the magnetic field was found to be smaller than that on the 10-inch PMT. The increased quantum efficiency in the 8 super-bi-alkali PMT almost compensated its smaller detection surface compared to the 10' PMT. No significant effects were measured upon transit time and the fraction of spurious pulses. (authors)

Leonora, E.; Aiello, S. [INFN - National Inst. of Nuclear Physics, Section of Catania, CO Via Santa Sofia 64, 95123 Catania (Italy); Leotta, G. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy of Catania, CO Via Santa Sofia 64, 95123 Catania (Italy)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMP: Earth Microbiome Project | Argonne National Laboratory  

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EMP: Earth Microbiome Project EMP: Earth Microbiome Project EMP: Earth Microbiome Project The Earth Microbiome Project is a proposed massively multidisciplinary effort to analyze microbial communities across the globe. The general premise is to examine microbial communities from their own perspective. We propose to characterize the Earth by environmental parameter space into different biomes and then explore these using samples currently available from researchers across the globe. We will analyze 200,000 samples from these communities using metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and amplicon sequencing to produce a global Gene Atlas describing protein space, environmental metabolic models for each biome, approximately 500,000 reconstructed microbial genomes, a global metabolic model, and a

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Earth Tidal Analysis | Open Energy Information  

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Earth Tidal Analysis Earth Tidal Analysis Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Earth Tidal Analysis Details Activities (6) Areas (4) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Downhole Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Well Testing Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Well Testing Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Enables estimation of in-situ reservoir elastic parameters. Stratigraphic/Structural: Hydrological: Enables estimation of in-situ reservoir hydraulic parameters. Thermal: Dictionary.png Earth Tidal Analysis: Earth tidal analysis is the measurement of the impact of tidal and barometric fluctuations on effective pore volume in a porous reservoir. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle

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Structural characteristics of alkaline phosphatase from the moderately halophilic bacterium Halomonas sp. 593  

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In order to clarify the structural basis of the halophilic characteristics of an alkaline phosphatase derived from the moderate halophile Halomonas sp. 593 (HaAP), the tertiary structure of HaAP was determined to 2.1 ? resolution by X-ray crystallography. The structural properties of surface negative charge and core hydrophobicity were shown to be intermediate between those characteristic of halophiles and non-halophiles, and may explain the unique functional adaptation to a wide range of salt concentrations.

Arai, S.

2014-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Stainless steel anodes for alkaline water electrolysis and methods of making  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel anodes for use in alkaline water electrolysis was increased by immersion of the stainless steel anode into a caustic solution prior to electrolysis. Also disclosed herein are electrolyzers employing the so-treated stainless steel anodes. The pre-treatment process provides a stainless steel anode that has a higher corrosion resistance than an untreated stainless steel anode of the same composition.

Soloveichik, Grigorii Lev

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

458

Slide 1 Fig 7-1, p.154 Planet Earth  

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Slide 1 Fig 7-1, p.154 Planet Earth #12;Slide 2 The New Solar System ch9 #12;Slide 3 Fig 7-2, p.155 Interior Structure of the Earth #12;Slide 4 Fig 7-4, p.156 Earth!s Magnetosphere #12;Slide 5 The New Solar System ch9 #12;Slide 6 Fig 7-3, p.155 Earth!s Crust #12;Slide 7 Fig 7-6, p.157 Earth!s Continental Plates

Wardle, Mark

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Investigation of the behavior of plutonium(V) in alkaline media  

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The stability of the plutonium(V) oxidation state in alkaline media was studied with respect to the neighboring Pu(IV) and Pu(VI) oxidation states. Tests were conducted in 1 M or higher NaOH solutions in the presence and absence of other components of Hanford Site high-level tank waste. Spectrophotometric techniques were found to be effective in studying the behavior of plutonium(V) in alkaline solution at plutonium concentrations above 10{sup -3} M. To this end, plutonium(V) and plutonium(VI) in NaOH were prepared and their spectra characterized. In alkaline solutions with NaOH concentration below 8 M, plutonium(V) was found to be unstable to disproportionation occurring according to the reaction 2 Pu(V)(aq) {yields} Pu(VI)(aq) + Pu(IV)(s). The disproportionation of Pu(V) is complicated by at least two simultaneous processes: (1) the sorption of a significant fraction of the Pu(V) onto the forming Pu(IV) hydrous oxide precipitate, and (2) partial reduction of Pu(VI) by water {alpha}-radiolysis products.

Budantseva, N.A.; Tananaev, I.G.; Fedoseev, A.M.; Bessonov, A.A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation). Institute of Physical Chemistry] [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT AND SELECTION OF IONIC LIQUID ELECTROLYTES FOR HYDROXIDE CONDUCTING POLYBENZIMIDAZOLE MEMBRANES IN ALKALINE FUEL CELLS  

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Alkaline fuel cell (AFC) operation is currently limited to specialty applications such as low temperatures and pure H{sub 2}/O{sub 2} due to the corrosive nature of the electrolyte and formation of carbonates. AFCs are the cheapest and potentially most efficient (approaching 70%) fuel cells. The fact that non-Pt catalysts can be used, makes them an ideal low cost alternative for power production. The anode and cathode are separated by and solid electrolyte or alkaline porous media saturated with KOH. However, CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere or fuel feed severely poisons the electrolyte by forming insoluble carbonates. The corrosivity of KOH (electrolyte) limits operating temperatures to no more than 80?C. This chapter examines the development of ionic liquids electrolytes that are less corrosive, have higher operating temperatures, do not chemically bond to CO{sub 2}, and enable alternative fuels. Work is detailed on the IL selection and characterization as well as casting methods within the polybenzimidazole based solid membrane. This approach is novel as it targets the root of the problem (the electrolyte) unlike other current work in alkaline fuel cells which focus on making the fuel cell components more durable.

Fox, E.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seeking effective dyes for a mediated glucose–air alkaline battery/fuel cell  

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Abstract A significant level of power generation from an abiotic, air breathing, mediated reducing sugar–air alkaline battery/fuel cell has been achieved in our laboratories at room temperature without complicated catalysis or membrane separation in the reaction chamber. Our prior studies suggested that mass transport limitation by the mediator is a limiting factor in power generation. New and effective mediators were sought here to improve charge transfer and power density. Forty-five redox dyes were studied to identify if any can facilitate mass transport in alkaline electrolyte solution; namely, by increasing the solubility and mobility of the dye, and the valence charge carried per molecule. Indigo dyes were studied more closely to understand the complexity involved in mass transport. The viability of water-miscible co-solvents was also explored to understand their effect on solubility and mass transport of the dyes. Using a 2.0 mL solution, 20% methanol by volume, with 100 mM indigo carmine, 1.0 M glucose and 2.5 M sodium hydroxide, the glucose–air alkaline battery/fuel cell attained 8 mA cm–2 at short-circuit and 800 ?W cm–2 at the maximum power point. This work shall aid future optimization of mediated charge transfer mechanism in batteries or fuel cells.

Ross Eustis; Tsz Ming Tsang; Brigham Yang; Daniel Scott; Bor Yann Liaw

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Power Resources Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Earth Power Resources Inc Earth Power Resources Inc (Redirected from Earth Power Resources) Jump to: navigation, search Name Earth Power Resources Inc Address 2407 S Troost Avenue Place Tulsa, Oklahoma Zip 74114 Sector Geothermal energy Year founded 2000 References Website[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Earth Power Resources Inc is a company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Earth Power Resources Inc in Tulsa, OK is a private company categorized under: Electric Companies. Records show it was established in 2000 and incorporated in Oklahoma. References ↑ "Website" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Earth_Power_Resources_Inc&oldid=598202"

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DOE Co-Spnsors Earth Day Activities  

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DOE Co-Sponsors Earth Day Activities DOE Co-Sponsors Earth Day Activities Free trees and native plants are available to the first participants at the Idaho Falls Earth Day festivities in Tautphaus Park. There are a number of educational and environmentally-oriented activities for children at the Earth Day celebration. This year's Earth Day in April marks the 38th celebration of its kind since former Senator Gaylord Nelson first set aside the day in 1970 to honor the environment in which we live. Now Earth Day has expanded across the globe as nearly over a billion people celebrate with events, both large and small, in nearly 200 hundred different countries. Idaho Falls will join the celebration on Saturday, April 26 at the Tautphaus Park Zoo and Hockey Shelter. The Idaho Falls Earth Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to

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Celebrate Earth Day! | Department of Energy  

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Earth Day! Earth Day! Celebrate Earth Day! April 20, 2010 - 10:25am Addthis Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Earth Day is a great time to commit to protecting the environment and saving money and energy at home. This year, April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. In spring 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day to "force this issue onto the national agenda." Addressing the Earth Day 1970 audience in Denver, Colo., Nelson said, "Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human being and all living creatures." I think Sen. Nelson would be proud of the current level of enthusiasm

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Celebrate Earth Day! | Department of Energy  

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Celebrate Earth Day! Celebrate Earth Day! Celebrate Earth Day! April 20, 2010 - 10:25am Addthis Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Earth Day is a great time to commit to protecting the environment and saving money and energy at home. This year, April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. In spring 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day to "force this issue onto the national agenda." Addressing the Earth Day 1970 audience in Denver, Colo., Nelson said, "Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human being and all living creatures." I think Sen. Nelson would be proud of the current level of enthusiasm

466

Ruthenium(VI) catalyzed oxidation of sodium salts of lactic, tartaric and glycolic acid by alkaline hexacyanoferrate(III)  

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The kinetics of ruthenium(VI) catalyzed oxidation of sodium salts of lactic, tartaric and glycolic acid by hexacyanoferrate(III) in aqueous alkaline medium have been studied at constant ionic strength. The rea...

P. Kumar; K. C. Gupta; K. Vehari

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

A study of Mo-modified Pd/MWCNT catalysts for ethanol oxidation in the alkaline solution  

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The effect of the modification of Pd-based electrocatalysts by molybdenum on the catalytic performance toward ethanol oxidation in the alkaline solution is investigated. ... the poison resistance of Pd-based nano...

Weimin Chen; Yu Zhang

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Anisotropic Alfven-ballooning modes in Earth`s magnetosphere  

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The authors have carried out a theoretical analysis of the stability and parallel structure of coupled shear Alfven and slow magnetosonic waves in Earth`s inner magnetosphere (i.e., at equatorial distances between about five and ten Earth radii) including effects of finite anisotropic plasma pressure. Multiscale perturbation analysis of the anisotropic Grad-Shafranov equation yields an approximate self-consistent magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibrium. This MHD equilibrium is used in the numerical solution of a set of eigenmode equations which describe the field line eigenfrequency, linear stability, and parallel eigenmode structure. The authors call these modes anisotropic Alfven-ballooning modes. The main results are: (1) The field line eigenfrequency can be significantly lowered by finite pressure effects. (2) The parallel mode structure of the transverse wave components in fairly insensitive to changes in the plasma pressure, but the compressional magnetic component can become highly peaked near the magnetic equator as a result of increased pressure, especially when P{perpendicular}>P{parallel} (here P{perpendicular} and P{parallel} are the perpendicular and parallel plasma pressure). (3) For the isotropic (P{parallel}=P{perpendicular}=P) case ballooning instability can occur when the ratio of the plasma pressure to the magnetic pressure exceeds a critical value {beta}{sub 0}{sup B}{approx} 3.5 at the equator. (4) Compared to the isotropic case the critical beta value is lowered by anisotropy. (5) The authors use a {beta}-{delta} stability diagram to display the regions of instability with respect to the equatorial values of the parameters {beta} and {delta}, where {beta} = (1/3)({beta}{parallel}+2{beta}{perpendicular}) is an average beta value and {delta}=1-P{parallel}/P{perpendicular} is a measure of the plasma anisotropy. The diagram is divided into regions corresponding to the firehose, mirror and ballooning instabilities. 31 refs., 8 figs.

Chan, A.A. [Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)] [Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States); Xia, M. [Peking Univ., Beijing (China)] [Peking Univ., Beijing (China); Chen, L. [Univ. of California, Irving, CA (United States)] [Univ. of California, Irving, CA (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Metal-phosphate binders  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A metal-phosphate binder is provided. The binder may include an aqueous phosphoric acid solution, a metal-cation donor including a metal other than aluminum, an aluminum-cation donor, and a non-carbohydrate electron donor.

Howe, Beth Ann [Lewistown, IL; Chaps-Cabrera, Jesus Guadalupe [Coahuila, MX

2009-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of environment and genotype on hardness and alkaline cooking properties of maize / by Troy Marc Goldstein  

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EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENT AND GENOTYPE ON HARDNESS AND ALKALINE COOKING PROPERTIES OF MAIZE A Thesis by TROY MARC GOLDSTEIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1983 Major Subject: Food Science and Tecnnology EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENT AND GENOTYPE ON HARDNESS AND ALKALINE COOKING PROPERTIES OF MAIZE A Thesis TROY MARC GOLDSTEIN Approved as to style and content by: / Lloyd W. Roonev...

Goldstein, Troy Marc

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

471

Geochemical and hydrogeologic evolution of alkaline discharges from abandoned coal mines  

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Numerous large flow (> 2,000 l/min), historically (pre-1973) acidic, abandoned underground deep mine discharges in southwestern Pennsylvania are now alkaline in character, with circumneutral pH. Recently measured flow rates are consistent with those measured 25--30 years ago; thus the change in chemistry is not simply due to dilution by increased flows of uncontaminated water through the mines. It is likely that flooding of the mines has decreased the extent of acidity enhancing aerobic conditions, and that decades of weathering have reduced the amount of reactive pyrite. However, the mines continue to yield a sulfate-rich, Fe-contaminated (19--79 ppm) drainage. These highly alkaline discharges (up to 330 ppm as CaCO{sub 3}) are accompanied by large concentrations of sodium (up to 700 ppm) and suggest cation exchange with the associated overburden. To assess the hydrogeological conditions that result in the formation of alkaline Fe-contaminated mine discharges, the authors examined all the major discharges from a single synclinal basin. The northeast-trending Irwin synclinal coal basin encompasses 94 mi{sup 2} and was extensively mined by underground methods during the first half of this century. All major streams that arise within or cross the syncline are polluted by mine drainage that ranges from highly acidic Fe- and Al-contaminated discharges in the northern portion of the syncline to highly alkaline, iron and sulfate-contaminated discharges to the south. The hydrology of the basin is controlled by its southern plunging structure, by outcrops or drainage tunnels on the western arms of the syncline, and by several coal barriers. A first-order hydrogeologic model was constructed to evaluate ground water flow into and through the mine complexes found in the basin. The model integrates the basin geometry with structural and mine barrier components to determine groundwater flow paths and estimate residence time. Water quality is related to the cumulative proportion of up-gradient flooded and unflooded mine workings. Small discharges from unflooded, gravity-flow portions of the mined-out portion of the Pittsburgh Coal seam are highly acidic, and large artesian flows of water affected by only a short flow through flooded anoxic mine pools are moderately acidic. Those discharges subjected to increased residence time in flooded anoxic portions of the mines are increasingly alkaline. Refinement of this model could aid in prediction and hydrogeologic manipulation of these high flow Fe-contaminated discharges that are the main pollutant in many streams throughout Northern Appalachia and other coal mining areas throughout the world.

Winters, W.R.; Capo, R.C.; Wolinsky, M.A.; Weaver, T.J.; Hedin, R.S.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Mixed Conduction in Rare-Earth Phosphates  

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their  metal  to  phosphorous  ratio  can  be  varied;  materials,   as   the   phosphorous   to   metal   ratio  tetrahedron.    As   the  phosphorous  content  of  the  

Ray, Hannah Leung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Metal Hydrides - Science Needs  

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Storage Grand Challenge Pre-Solicitation Meeting, June 19, 2003 1 Metal Hydrides - Science Needs TRADITIONAL METALLIC HYDRIDES: 1.5 to 2 wt.% H. Well studied. COMPLEX...

474

Probing metal solidification nondestructively  

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Probing metal solidification nondestructively This is the first time that high-energy protons have been used to nondestructively image a large metal sample during melting and...

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Probing metal solidification nondestructively  

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Probing metal solidification nondestructively This is the first time that high-energy protons have been used to nondestructively image a large metal sample during melting...

476

SOLID EARTH OPTION FOR EARTH SCIENCE (GYA/GYS) MAJORS The main goals of the Solid Earth option are to give you an understanding of how our lively  

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SOLID EARTH OPTION FOR EARTH SCIENCE (GYA/GYS) MAJORS The main goals of the Solid Earth option tools we use to unravel its complex history. Solid Earth science is the study of the materials, architecture, and processes of the dynamic solid Earth. It deals with rock-forming minerals and processes

Liu, Paul

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Hands?On Earth Rotation  

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A Foucault pendulum equipped with a low-cost computer interface is described. It allows one to measure the precession rate of the plane of oscillation due to Earth rotation within a few minutes. A graphic interface (PC tablet) serves as a frictionless two-dimensional position sensor. By using standard software tools it is possible to record the position of the pendulum up to 50 samples/s. Although the sensor provides only rather coarse-grained data the method is remarkably precise due to statistical analysis of the data.

Gert Braune

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds  

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Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Wednesday, 29 May 2013 00:00 Metal oxides are important for scientific and technical applications in a variety of disciplines, including materials science, chemistry, and biology. Highly covalent metal-oxygen multiple bonds (metal oxos) are the building blocks of metal oxides and have a bearing on the oxide's desirable chemical, magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties. The lack of a more sophisticated grasp of bonding in metal oxides constitutes a roadblock to innovation in a wide variety of important emergent technologies, including industrial catalysis, biomimetic transformations, and artificial photosynthesis. To address this problem, a research team from four national laboratories, three Department of Energy synchrotron user facilities, and the University of Washington has applied spectroscopic and computational analyses to a number of metal oxides, quantifying trends in metal oxo bonding for groups of metals across the periodic table.

479

Earth Sciences Division Research Summaries 2006-2007  

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Research in earth and atmospheric sciences has become increasingly important in light of the energy, climate change, and other environmental issues facing the United States and the world. The development of new energy resources other than fossil hydrocarbons, the safe disposal of nuclear waste and greenhouse gases, and a detailed understanding of the climatic consequences of our energy choices are all critical to meeting energy needs while ensuring environmental safety. The cleanup of underground contamination and the preservation and management of water supplies continue to provide challenges, as they will for generations into the future. To address the critical energy and environmental issues requires continuing advances in our knowledge of Earth systems and our ability to translate that knowledge into new technologies. The fundamental Earth science research common to energy and environmental issues largely involves the physics, chemistry, and biology of fluids in and on the Earth. To manage Earth fluids requires the ability to understand their properties and behavior at the most fundamental molecular level, as well as prediction, characterization, imaging, and manipulation of those fluids and their behavior in real Earth reservoirs. The broad range of disciplinary expertise, the huge range of spatial and time scales, and the need to integrate theoretical, computational, laboratory and field research, represent both the challenge and the excitement of Earth science research. The Earth Sciences Division (ESD) of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is committed to addressing the key scientific and technical challenges that are needed to secure our energy future in an environmentally responsibly way. Our staff of over 200 scientists, UC Berkeley faculty, support staff and guests perform world-acclaimed fundamental research in hydrogeology and reservoir engineering, geophysics and geomechanics, geochemistry, microbial ecology, climate systems, and environmental engineering. Building on this scientific foundation, we also perform applied earth science research and technology development to support DOE in a number of its program areas. We currently organize our efforts in the following Division Programs: Fundamental and Exploratory Research--fundamental research in geochemistry, geophysics, and hydrology to provide a basis for new and improved energy and environmental technologies; Climate and Carbon Sciences--carbon cycling in the terrestrial biosphere and oceans, and global and regional climate modeling, are the cornerstones of a major developing divisional research thrust related to understanding and mitigating the effects of increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere; Energy Resources--collaborative projects with industry to develop or improve technologies for the exploration and production of oil, gas, and geothermal reservoirs, and for the development of bioenergy; Environmental Remediation and Water Resources--innovative technologies for locating, containing, and remediating metals, radionuclides, chlorinated solvents, and energy-related contaminants in soils and groundwaters; Geologic Carbon Sequestration--development and testing of methods for introducing carbon dioxide to subsurface geologic reservoirs, and predicting and monitoring its subsequent migration; and Nuclear Waste and Energy--theoretical, experimental, and simulation studies of the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. These programs draw from each of ESD's disciplinary departments: Climate Science, Ecology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Hydrogeology. Short descriptions of these departments are provided as introductory material. In this document, we present summaries of selected current research projects. While it is not a complete accounting, the projects described here are representative of the nature and breadth of the ESD research effort. We are proud of our scientific accomplishments and we hope that you will find this material useful and exciting. A list of publications for the period from J

DePaolo, Donald; DePaolo, Donald

2008-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

480

Through-the-earth radio  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for effective through-the-earth communication involves a signal input device connected to a transmitter operating at a predetermined frequency sufficiently low to effectively penetrate useful distances through-the earth, and having an analog to digital converter receiving the signal input and passing the signal input to a data compression circuit that is connected to an encoding processor, the encoding processor output being provided to a digital to analog converter. An amplifier receives the analog output from the digital to analog converter for amplifying said analog output and outputting said analog output to an antenna. A receiver having an antenna receives the analog output passes the analog signal to a band pass filter whose output is connected to an analog to digital converter that provides a digital signal to a decoding processor whose output is connected to an data decompressor, the data decompressor providing a decompressed digital signal to a digital to analog converter. An audio output device receives the analog output form the digital to analog converter for producing audible output.

Reagor, David (Los Alamos, NM); Vasquez-Dominguez, Jose (Los Alamos, NM)

2006-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Cosmic Rays on Earth's Climate  

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During the last solar cycle Earth's cloud cover underwent a modulation more closely in phase with the galactic cosmic ray flux than with other solar activity parameters. Further it is found that Earth's temperature follows more closely decade variations in galactic cosmic ray flux and solar cycle length, than other solar activity parameters. The main conclusion is that the average state of the heliosphere affects Earth's climate.

Henrik Svensmark

1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

482

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences | More Science | ORNL  

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Nuclear Forensics Climate & Environment Sensors and Measurements Chemical & Engineering Materials Computational Earth Science Systems Modeling Geographic Information Science and Technology Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Physics More Science Home | Science & Discovery | More Science | Earth and Atmospheric Sciences SHARE Earth and Atmospheric Sciences At ORNL, we combine our capabilities in atmospheric science, computational science, and biological and environmental systems science to focus in the cross-disciplinary field of climate change science. We use computer models to improve climate change predications and to measure the impact of global warming on the cycling of chemicals in earth systems. Our Climate Change Science Institute uses models to explore connections among atmosphere,

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Rammed Earth: Adaptations to Urban Toronto.  

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??Rammed earth is an ancient and imperishable material-process. Traditionally associated with rural construction and underdeveloped settings, the material has begun to enter the modern vernacular.… (more)

Cautius, Cassandra

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth-abundant semiconductors for photovoltaic applications ...  

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Earth-abundant semiconductors for photovoltaic applications Thin film photovoltaics (solar cells) has the potential to revolutionize our energy landscape by producing clean,...

485

Lab joins in global Earth Day celebrations  

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Lab joins in global Earth Day celebrations Community Connections: Your link to news and opportunities from Los Alamos National Laboratory Latest Issue: Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015 All...

486

2014 Earth Day Photo Contest Winners  

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2014 Earth Day Photo Contest Winners COMMUNITY: "Edison Home" by Gary Hartman SUSTAINABILITY: "Oak Alley" by Wade Sickinger ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: "Windmill Ablaze at Sunset" by Leroy...

487

Heavy metal biosensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Compositions and methods are provided for detection of certain heavy metals using bacterial whole cell biosensors.

Hillson, Nathan J; Shapiro, Lucille; Hu, Ping; Andersen, Gary L

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

488

Resistance to earth of substation earth electrodes in uniform and two-layer soils  

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The resistance to earth of square and rectangular grid and combined grid-multiple rods earth electrodes buried in uniform and two-layer soils has been analyzed for a wide set of electrodes and soil parameters. No...

J. Nahman; V. Djordjevi?

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Cybertectonic Earth and Gaia's weak hand: sedimentary geology, sediment cycling and the Earth system  

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...sink, and therefore between solid and surface Earth. It is sedimentary geology's ability to test the reality of Earth system models in the context of tectonic recycling and reorganization that is explored in this review. Exploration is made of...

Mike Leeder

490

Effects of Earth encounters on the physical properties of near-earth objects  

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The effects of Earth encounters on the physical properties of near-Earth objects (NEOs) have been shown to be significant factors in their evolution. Previous studies have examined the effects of these encounters on ...

Siu, Ho Chit

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Experimental partitioning of uranium between liquid iron sulfide and liquid silicate: Implications for radioactivity in the Earth's core  

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Experimental partitioning of uranium between liquid iron sulfide and liquid silicate: Implications Measurable uranium (U) is found in metal sulfide liquids in equilibrium with molten silicate at conditions shows that K is depleted in the Earth by $50%, while U and Th are slightly enriched (Palme and O

Minarik, William

492

Separation, Concentration, and Immobilization of Technetium and Iodine from Alkaline Supernate Waste  

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Development of remediation technologies for the characterization, retrieval, treatment, concentration, and final disposal of radioactive and chemical tank waste stored within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex represents an enormous scientific and technological challenge. A combined total of over 90 million gallons of high-level waste (HLW) and low-level waste (LLW) are stored in 335 underground storage tanks at four different DOE sites. Roughly 98% of this waste is highly alkaline in nature and contains high concentrations of nitrate and nitrite salts along with lesser concentrations of other salts. The primary waste forms are sludge, saltcake, and liquid supernatant with the bulk of the radioactivity contained in the sludge, making it the largest source of HLW. The saltcake (liquid waste with most of the water removed) and liquid supernatant consist mainly of sodium nitrate and sodium hydroxide salts. The main radioactive constituent in the alkaline supernatant is cesium-137, but strontium-90, technetium-99, and transuranic nuclides are also present in varying concentrations. Reduction of the radioactivity below Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) limits would allow the bulk of the waste to be disposed of as LLW. Because of the long half-life of technetium-99 (2.1 x 10 5 y) and the mobility of the pertechnetate ion (TcO 4 - ) in the environment, it is expected that technetium will have to be removed from the Hanford wastes prior to disposal as LLW. Also, for some of the wastes, some level of technetium removal will be required to meet LLW criteria for radioactive content. Therefore, DOE has identified a need to develop technologies for the separation and concentration of technetium-99 from LLW streams. Eichrom has responded to this DOE-identified need by demonstrating a complete flowsheet for the separation, concentration, and immobilization of technetium (and iodine) from alkaline supernatant waste.

James Harvey; Michael Gula

1998-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

493

Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds  

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Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Metal oxides are important for scientific and technical applications in a variety of disciplines, including materials science, chemistry, and biology. Highly covalent metal-oxygen multiple bonds (metal oxos) are the building blocks of metal oxides and have a bearing on the oxide's desirable chemical, magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties. The lack of a more sophisticated grasp of bonding in metal oxides constitutes a roadblock to innovation in a wide variety of important emergent technologies, including industrial catalysis, biomimetic transformations, and artificial photosynthesis. To address this problem, a research team from four national laboratories, three Department of Energy synchrotron user facilities, and the University of Washington has applied spectroscopic and computational analyses to a number of metal oxides, quantifying trends in metal oxo bonding for groups of metals across the periodic table.

494

Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds  

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Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Metal oxides are important for scientific and technical applications in a variety of disciplines, including materials science, chemistry, and biology. Highly covalent metal-oxygen multiple bonds (metal oxos) are the building blocks of metal oxides and have a bearing on the oxide's desirable chemical, magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties. The lack of a more sophisticated grasp of bonding in metal oxides constitutes a roadblock to innovation in a wide variety of important emergent technologies, including industrial catalysis, biomimetic transformations, and artificial photosynthesis. To address this problem, a research team from four national laboratories, three Department of Energy synchrotron user facilities, and the University of Washington has applied spectroscopic and computational analyses to a number of metal oxides, quantifying trends in metal oxo bonding for groups of metals across the periodic table.

495

Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds  

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Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Metal oxides are important for scientific and technical applications in a variety of disciplines, including materials science, chemistry, and biology. Highly covalent metal-oxygen multiple bonds (metal oxos) are the building blocks of metal oxides and have a bearing on the oxide's desirable chemical, magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties. The lack of a more sophisticated grasp of bonding in metal oxides constitutes a roadblock to innovation in a wide variety of important emergent technologies, including industrial catalysis, biomimetic transformations, and artificial photosynthesis. To address this problem, a research team from four national laboratories, three Department of Energy synchrotron user facilities, and the University of Washington has applied spectroscopic and computational analyses to a number of metal oxides, quantifying trends in metal oxo bonding for groups of metals across the periodic table.

496

Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds  

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Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Trending: Metal Oxo Bonds Print Metal oxides are important for scientific and technical applications in a variety of disciplines, including materials science, chemistry, and biology. Highly covalent metal-oxygen multiple bonds (metal oxos) are the building blocks of metal oxides and have a bearing on the oxide's desirable chemical, magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties. The lack of a more sophisticated grasp of bonding in metal oxides constitutes a roadblock to innovation in a wide variety of important emergent technologies, including industrial catalysis, biomimetic transformations, and artificial photosynthesis. To address this problem, a research team from four national laboratories, three Department of Energy synchrotron user facilities, and the University of Washington has applied spectroscopic and computational analyses to a number of metal oxides, quantifying trends in metal oxo bonding for groups of metals across the periodic table.

497

Carbon dioxide capture process with regenerable sorbents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process to remove carbon dioxide from a gas stream using a cross-flow, or a moving-bed reactor. In the reactor the gas contacts an active material that is an alkali-metal compound, such as an alkali-metal carbonate, alkali-metal oxide, or alkali-metal hydroxide; or in the alternative, an alkaline-earth metal compound, such as an alkaline-earth metal carbonate, alkaline-earth metal oxide, or alkaline-earth metal hydroxide. The active material can be used by itself or supported on a substrate of carbon, alumina, silica, titania or aluminosilicate. When the active material is an alkali-metal compound, the carbon-dioxide reacts with the metal compound to generate bicarbonate. When the active material is an alkaline-earth metal, the carbon dioxide reacts with the metal compound to generate carbonate. Spent sorbent containing the bicarbonate or carbonate is moved to a second reactor where it is heated or treated with a reducing agent such as, natural gas, methane, carbon monoxide hydrogen, or a synthesis gas comprising of a combination of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The heat or reducing agent releases carbon dioxide gas and regenerates the active material for use as the sorbent material in the first reactor. New sorbent may be added to the regenerated sorbent prior to subsequent passes in the carbon dioxide removal reactor.

Pennline, Henry W. (Bethel Park, PA); Hoffman, James S. (Library, PA)

2002-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation on application of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis for alkaline waste treatment  

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The stabilization of neptunium(IV) in alkaline solution by chemical reductants under various conditions was studied. Testing showed that neptunium(V) is slowly reduced to Np(IV) by V(IV) at room temperature in alkaline solutions. Increasing temperature accelerates reduction. Complete reduction of 2 x 10{sup -4} M Np(V) occurs in three hours at 80{degrees}C in 1 M NaOH with 0.02 M VOSO{sub 4-}. Under similar conditions, but in 5 M NaOH, only 15 to 20% of the Np(V) was reduced in 5 hours. In all cases, about 98 % of the initial neptunium was found in the precipitate. Thus V(IV) acts both as a reductant and as a precipitation carrier. Tests showed Np(V) reduction by hydrazine hydrate could be catalyzed by Pd(II). Reduction increased with temperature and catalyst concentration and decreased with hydroxide concentration. Reduction of Np(V) also takes place in 1 M NaOH solutions containing 1 M sodium formate and palladium. Increasing temperature accelerates reduction; with three hours` treatment in 5 M NaOH solution at 90{degrees}C, about 95 % of the initial 2 x 10{sup -4} M neptunium(V) is transformed to Np(IV). Organic complexants and organic acid anions hinder the decontamination of alkaline solutions from neptunium and plutonium by coprecipitation with d-element hydroxides (the Method of Appearing Reagents). It was found that ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) and N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ethylenediaminetriacetate (HEDTA) are decomposed by H{sub 2}O{sub 2} in alkaline solution in the presence of cobalt compounds with heating and by Na2S208 at moderate temperatures. Citrate, glycolate, and oxalate are decomposed by Na{sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 8} with heating. Oxidant amounts must be increased when NaNO{sub 2} also is present in solution. 8 refs., 25 figs., 16 tabs.

Shilov, V.P.; Bessonov, A.A.; Garnov, A.Y.; Gelis, A.V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation). Institute of Physical Chemistry] [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Microscopic Displacement Mechanisms of Alkaline Flooding for Enhanced Heavy-Oil Recovery  

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(8, 11, 12) Accordingly, some numerical simulations of alkaline flooding for heavy oil were conducted on the basis of the formation of W/O emulsion. ... The waterflood recovery of low-gravity, viscous crude oils was increased by caustic flooding at ?0.05-0.5 wt.% NaOH [1310-73-2], which increased recovery before water breakthrough and lowered the producing water-oil ratios during the flood. ... In this paper, a simulation technique has been developed and successfully applied to numerically simulate the exptl. ...

Haihua Pei; Guicai Zhang; Jijiang Ge; Luchao Jin; Xiaoling Liu

2011-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A model for the anodic dissolution of zinc in alkaline electrolyte  

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The authors propose a three-step mechanism to describe the kinetics of the initial dissolution of zinc in alkaline electrolyte. The rate-determining step is postulated to be a reversible reaction where a monovalent zine hydroxide is converted to a soluble zincate. The surface reactions are assumed to occur on activated sites, where Langmuir adsorption is assumed. The reaction scheme is shown to be consistent with experimental quantities such as Tafel slope and reaction order for data obtained near room temperature in approximately 1N hydroxide electrolyte. The thermodynamic consistency of each elementary step is demonstrated from an analysis of available free energy data.

Chang, Y.C.; Prentice, G.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z