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  1. New Rate Schedule CV-UUP1 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    and dispatch service needed to support the transmission service. Penalty Rate: The formula rate for Unreserved Use Penalty (UUP) has three components. Component 1: The UUP...

  2. Bi-Se doped with Cu, p-type semiconductor

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    Bhattacharya, Raghu Nath; Phok, Sovannary; Parilla, Philip Anthony

    2013-08-20

    A Bi--Se doped with Cu, p-type semiconductor, preferably used as an absorber material in a photovoltaic device. Preferably the semiconductor has at least 20 molar percent Cu. In a preferred embodiment, the semiconductor comprises at least 28 molar percent of Cu. In one embodiment, the semiconductor comprises a molar percentage of Cu and Bi whereby the molar percentage of Cu divided by the molar percentage of Bi is greater than 1.2. In a preferred embodiment, the semiconductor is manufactured as a thin film having a thickness less than 600 nm.

  3. Potential thermoelectric performance from optimization of hole-doped Bi2Se3

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

    2011-01-01

    We present an analysis of the potential thermoelectric performance of hole-doped Bi2Se3, which is commonly considered to show inferior room temperature performance when compared to Bi2Te3. We find that if the lattice thermal conductivity can be reduced by nanostructuring techniques (as have been applied to Bi2Te3) the material may show optimized ZT values of unity or more in the 300 - 500 K temperature range and thus be suitable for cooling and moderate temperature waste heat recovery and thermoelectric solar cell applications. Central to this conclusion are the larger band gap and the relatively heavier valence bands of Bi2Se3.

  4. Electronic structure, irreversibility line and magnetoresistance of Cu0.3Bi2Se3 superconductor

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    Hemian, Yi; Gu, Genda; Chen, Chao -Yu; Sun, Xuan; Xie, Zhuo -Jin; Feng, Ya; Liang, Ai -Ji; Peng, Ying -Ying; He, Shao -Long; Zhao, Lin; et al

    2015-06-01

    CuxBi2Se3 is a superconductor that is a potential candidate for topological superconductors. We report our laser-based angle-resolved photoemission measurement on the electronic structure of the CuxBi2Se3 superconductor, and a detailed magneto-resistance measurement in both normal and superconducting states. We find that the topological surface state of the pristine Bi2Se3 topological insulator remains robust after the Cu-intercalation, while the Dirac cone location moves downward due to electron doping. Detailed measurements on the magnetic field-dependence of the resistance in the superconducting state establishes an irreversibility line and gives a value of the upper critical field at zero temperature of ~4000 Oe formore »the Cu0.3Bi2Se3 superconductor with a middle point Tc of 1.9K. The relation between the upper critical field Hc2 and temperature T is different from the usual scaling relation found in cuprates and in other kinds of superconductors. Small positive magneto-resistance is observed in Cu0.3Bi2Se3 superconductors up to room temperature. As a result, these observations provide useful information for further study of this possible candidate for topological superconductors.« less

  5. Molecular beam epitaxial growth of Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} nanowires and nanoflakes

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    Knebl, G. M. Gessler, J. R.; Kamp, M.; Höfling, S.

    2014-09-29

    Topological Insulators are in focus of immense research efforts and rapid scientific progress is obtained in that field. Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} has proven to be a topological insulator material that provides a large band gap and a band structure with a single Dirac cone at the ?-point. This makes Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} one of the most promising three dimensional topological insulator materials. While Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} nanowires and nanoflakes so far were fabricated with different methods and for different purposes, we here present the first Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} nanowires as well as nanoflakes grown by molecular beam epitaxy. The nanostructures were nucleated on pretreated, silicon (100) wafers. Altering the growth conditions nanoflakes could be fabricated instead of nanowires; both with high crystalline quality, confirmed by scanning electron microscopy as well as transmission electron microscopy. These nanostructures have promise for spintronic devices and Majorana fermion observation in contact to superconductor materials.

  6. Dependence of superconductivity in CuxBi?Se? on quenching conditions

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    Schneeloch, J. A.; Zhong, R. D.; Xu, Z. J.; Gu, G. D.; Tranquada, J. M.

    2015-04-20

    Topological superconductivity, implying gapless protected surface states, has recently been proposed to exist in the compound CuxBi?Se?. Unfortunately, low diamagnetic shielding fractions and considerable inhomogeneity have been reported in this compound. In an attempt to understand and improve on the finite superconducting volume fractions, we have investigated the effects of various growth and post-annealing conditions. With a melt-growth (MG) method, diamagnetic shielding fractions of up to 56% in Cu???Bi?Se? have been obtained, the highest value reported for this method. We investigate the efficacy of various quenching and annealing conditions, finding that quenching from temperatures above 560°C is essential for superconductivity,more »whereas quenching from lower temperatures or not quenching at all is detrimental. A modified floating zone (FZ) method yielded large single crystals but little superconductivity. Even after annealing and quenching, FZ-grown samples had much less chance of being superconducting than MG-grown samples. From the low shielding fractions in FZ-grown samples and the quenching dependence, we suggest that a metastable secondary phase having a small volume fraction in most of the samples may be responsible for the superconductivity.« less

  7. Dependence of superconductivity in CuxBi2Se3 on quenching conditions

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    Schneeloch, J. A.; Zhong, R. D.; Xu, Z. J.; Gu, G. D.; Tranquada, J. M.

    2015-04-20

    Topological superconductivity, implying gapless protected surface states, has recently been proposed to exist in the compound CuxBi?Se?. Unfortunately, low diamagnetic shielding fractions and considerable inhomogeneity have been reported in this compound. In an attempt to understand and improve on the finite superconducting volume fractions, we have investigated the effects of various growth and post-annealing conditions. With a melt-growth (MG) method, diamagnetic shielding fractions of up to 56% in Cu???Bi?Se? have been obtained, the highest value reported for this method. We investigate the efficacy of various quenching and annealing conditions, finding that quenching from temperatures above 560°C is essential for superconductivity,more »whereas quenching from lower temperatures or not quenching at all is detrimental. A modified floating zone (FZ) method yielded large single crystals but little superconductivity. Even after annealing and quenching, FZ-grown samples had much less chance of being superconducting than MG-grown samples. Thus, from the low shielding fractions in FZ-grown samples and the quenching dependence, we suggest that a metastable secondary phase having a small volume fraction in most of the samples may be responsible for the superconductivity.« less

  8. Structural, electrical and optical properties of Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} and Bi{sub 2}Se{sub (3-x)}Te {sub x} thin films

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    Augustine, Saji [Crystal Growth Laboratory, Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022, Kerala, (India) and Materials and Process Simulation Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305701 (Korea, Republic of)]. E-mail: sajia@kaist.ac.kr; Ampili, S. [Crystal Growth Laboratory, Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022, Kerala (India); Kang, Jeung Ku [Materials and Process Simulation Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305701 (Korea, Republic of); Mathai, Elizabeth [Crystal Growth Laboratory, Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin 682022, Kerala (India)

    2005-08-11

    Thin films of Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3}, Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 2.9}Te{sub 0.1}, Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 2.7}Te{sub 0.3} and Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 2.6}Te{sub 0.4} are prepared by compound evaporation. Micro structural, optical and electrical measurements are carried out on these films. X-ray diffraction pattern indicates that the as-prepared films are polycrystalline in nature with exact matching of standard pattern. The composition and morphology are determined using energy dispersive X-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The optical band gap, which is direct allowed, is 0.67 eV for Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} thin films and the activation energy is 53 meV. Tellurium doped thin films also show strong optical absorption corresponding to a band gap of 0.70-0.78 eV. Absolute value of electrical conductivity in the case of tellurium doped thin film shows a decreasing trend with respect to parent structure.

  9. Benefits of Carrier Pocket Anisotropy to Thermoelectric Performance: The case of p-type AgBiSe2

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    Parker, David S; May, Andrew F; Singh, David J

    2015-01-01

    We study theoretically the effects of anisotropy on the thermoelectric performance of p-type AgBiSe2. We present an apparent realization of the thermoelectric benefits of one-dimensional plate-like carrier pocket anisotropy in the valence band of this material. Based on first principles calculations we find a substantial anisotropy in the electronic structure, likely favorable for thermoelectric performance, in the valence bands of the hexagonal phase of the silver chalcogenide thermoelectric AgBiSe2, while the conduction bands are more isotropic, and in our experiments do not attain high performance. AgBiSe2 has already exhibited a ZT value of 1.5 in a high-temperature disordered fcc phase, but room-temperature performance has not been demonstrated. We develop a theory for the ability of anisotropy to decouple the density-of-states and conductivity effective masses, pointing out the influence of this effect in the high performance thermoelectrics Bi2Te3 and PbTe. From our first principles and Boltzmann transport calculations we find that p-type AgBiSe2 has substantial promise as a room temperature thermoelectric, and estimate its performance.

  10. Molecular beam epitaxial growth and characterization of Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3}/II-VI semiconductor heterostructures

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    Chen, Zhiyi Zhao, Lukas; Krusin-Elbaum, Lia; Garcia, Thor Axtmann; Tamargo, Maria C.; Hernandez-Mainet, Luis C.; Deng, Haiming

    2014-12-15

    Surfaces of three-dimensional topological insulators (TIs) have been proposed to host quantum phases at the interfaces with other types of materials, provided that the topological properties of interfacial regions remain unperturbed. Here, we report on the molecular beam epitaxy growth of II-VI semiconductor–TI heterostructures using c-plane sapphire substrates. Our studies demonstrate that Zn{sub 0.49}Cd{sub 0.51}Se and Zn{sub 0.23}Cd{sub 0.25}Mg{sub 0.52}Se layers have improved quality relative to ZnSe. The structures exhibit a large relative upward shift of the TI bulk quantum levels when the TI layers are very thin (?6nm), consistent with quantum confinement imposed by the wide bandgap II-VI layers. Our transport measurements show that the characteristic topological signatures of the Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} layers are preserved.

  11. Palladium site ordering and the occurrence of superconductivity in Bi{sub 2}Pd{sub 3}Se{sub 2-x}S{sub x}

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    Weihrich, R. [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, Universitaet Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany); Matar, S.F., E-mail: matar@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.f [CNRS, University of Bordeaux, ICMCB, 87 avenue du Docteur A. Schweitzer, F-33600 Pessac (France); Anusca, I.; Pielnhofer, F.; Peter, P.; Bachhuber, F. [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, Universitaet Regensburg, Universitaetsstrasse 31, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany); Eyert, V. [Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, Institute for Physics, University of Augsburg, D-86135 Augsburg (Germany)

    2011-04-15

    The crystallographic and electronic structures of compounds related to parkerite (Bi{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}S{sub 2}) are investigated with respect to the recently reported occurrence (Bi{sub 2}Pd{sub 3}Se{sub 2}) and absence (Bi{sub 2}Pd{sub 3}S{sub 2}) of superconductivity. Similarities and differences of the crystal structures are discussed within the series of solid solutions Bi{sub 2}Pd{sub 3}S{sub 2-x}Se{sub x} from powder and single crystal diffraction data. From crystal structure refinements, the question of different structures and settings of parkerite is discussed. Similar and different 2D and 3D partial Pd-Ch (Ch=S, Se) structures are related to half antiperovskite ordering schemes. To investigate the relation of low dimensional structures and the occurrence of superconductivity, electronic structures are analyzed by scalar-relativistic DFT calculations, including site projected DOS, ECOV and Fermi surfaces. -- Graphical abstract: Structure relations for perovskite type BiPd{sub 3}C, BiPd{sub 3/2}Se and BiPd{sub 3/2}S. Display Omitted Research highlights: {yields} Merging crystallographic and electronic structures studies to understand chalcogenides related to parkerite (Bi{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}S{sub 2}). {yields} Investigation in view of recently reported occurrence (Bi{sub 2}Pd{sub 3}Se{sub 2}) and absence (Bi{sub 2}Pd{sub 3}S{sub 2}) of superconductivity. {yields} Relationship of half perovskites with perovskites.

  12. Effect of sintering in ball-milled K{sub 2}Bi{sub 8}Se{sub 13} thermoelectric nano-composites

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    Hatzikraniotis, E.; Ioannou, M.; Chrissafis, K.; Chung, D.Y.; Paraskevopoulos, K.M.; Kyratsi, Th.

    2012-09-15

    K{sub 2}Bi{sub 8}Se{sub 13} has many attractive features for thermoelectric applications. Recently, K{sub 2}Bi{sub 8}Se{sub 13}-based nanocomposite materials, consisting of nano-crystalline, micro-crystalline and amorphous phases, have been fabricated based on powder technology techniques. The Seebeck coefficient has been enhanced while the thermal conductivity has been decreased presenting, thus, interesting behavior. The behavior of the materials under heat treatment conditions is now of interest, as the application of sintering process is necessary for the development of thermoelectric modules. In this work, the crystallization of the K{sub 2}Bi{sub 8}Se{sub 13}-based nano-composites is studied using Differential Scanning Calorimetry. The results show that crystallization follows a multiple-step process with different activation energies. The thermoelectric properties are also discussed in the range that crystallization occurs. - Graphical Abstract: {beta}-K{sub 2}Bi{sub 8}Se{sub 13}-based nanocomposites follow a multiple-step crystallization process. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer K{sub 2}Bi{sub 8}Se{sub 13}-based composites consisting of nanocrystalline and amorphous phases. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sintering results multiple-step crystallization with variable activation energies. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermoelectric properties follow a step-like behavior during sintering. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Properties are attributed to the strain relaxation, nucleation and grain growth.

  13. Temperature-dependent carrier–phonon coupling in topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3}

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    Lai, Yi-Ping; Liu, Jia-Ming; Chen, Hsueh-Ju; Wu, Kuang-Hsiung

    2014-12-08

    Temperature-dependent (11.0?K?294.5?K) carrier–phonon coupling in Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} is investigated by ultrafast pump?probe spectroscopy. The rise time of the differential reflectivity is interpreted by a combined effect of electron temperature relaxation and hot-phonon lifetime. The electron?phonon coupling constant of the bulk state (?=0.63±0.05) is deduced from theoretical fitting. Increasing hot-phonon lifetime with decreasing temperature is attributed to a decreasing phonon?phonon collision rate. A complete analysis of the thermalization process is presented. Understanding carrier and phonon dynamics is essential for future optoelectronic and spintronic applications of topological insulators.

  14. Interface Driven Energy Filtering of Thermoelectric Power in Spark Plasma Sintered Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 Nanoplatelet Composites

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    Xiong, Qihua

    -ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, thermoelectric, and thermal transport measurements illustrateInterface Driven Energy Filtering of Thermoelectric Power in Spark Plasma Sintered Bi2Te2.7Se0 that the pellet sintered at 250 °C shows a minimum grain growth and an optimal number of interfaces for efficient

  15. Comparison of crystal growth and thermoelectric properties of n-type Bi-Se-Te and p-type Bi-Sb-Te nanocrystalline thin films: Effects of homogeneous irradiation with an electron beam

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    Takashiri, Masayuki, E-mail: takashiri@tokai-u.jp; Imai, Kazuo; Uyama, Masato; Nishi, Yoshitake [Department of Materials Science, Tokai University, 4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292 (Japan); Hagino, Harutoshi; Miyazaki, Koji [Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1 Sensui, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu 804-8550 (Japan); Tanaka, Saburo [Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Nihon University, Nakagawara, Tokusada, Tamuramachi, Koriyama, Fukushima 963-8642 (Japan)

    2014-06-07

    The effects of homogenous electron beam (EB) irradiation on the crystal growth and thermoelectric properties of n-type Bi-Se-Te and p-type Bi-Sb-Te thin films were investigated. Both types of thin films were prepared by flash evaporation, after which homogeneous EB irradiation was performed at an acceleration voltage of 0.17?MeV. For the n-type thin films, nanodots with a diameter of less than 10?nm were observed on the surface of rice-like nanostructures, and crystallization and crystal orientation were improved by EB irradiation. The resulting enhancement of mobility led to increased electrical conductivity and thermoelectric power factor for the n-type thin films. In contrast, the crystallization and crystal orientation of the p-type thin films were not influenced by EB irradiation. The carrier concentration increased and mobility decreased with increased EB irradiation dose, possibly because of the generation of defects. As a result, the thermoelectric power factor of p-type thin films was not improved by EB irradiation. The different crystallization behavior of the n-type and p-type thin films is attributed to atomic rearrangement during EB irradiation. Selenium in the n-type thin films is more likely to undergo atomic rearrangement than the other atoms present, so only the crystallinity of the n-type Bi-Se-Te thin films was enhanced.

  16. Studies on the Bi[subscript 2]Te[subscript 3]–Bi[subscript 2]Se[subscript 3]–Bi[subscript 2]S[subscript 3] system for mid-temperature thermoelectric energy conversion

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    Liu, Weishu

    Bismuth telluride (Bi[subscript 2]Te[subscript 3]) and its alloys have been widely investigated as thermoelectric materials for cooling applications at around room temperature. We report a systematic study on many compounds ...

  17. Comparison of Sn-doped and nonstoichiometric vertical-Bridgman-grown crystals of the topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 2}Se

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    Kushwaha, S. K. Gibson, Q. D.; Cava, R. J.; Xiong, J.; Ong, N. P.; Pletikosic, I.; Weber, A. P.; Fedorov, A. V.; Valla, T.

    2014-04-14

    A comparative study of the properties of topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 2}Se (BTS) crystals grown by the vertical Bridgeman method is described. Two defect mechanisms that create acceptor impurities to compensate for the native n-type carriers are compared: Bi excess, and light Sn doping. Both methods yield low carrier concentrations and an n-p crossover over the length of the grown crystal boules, but lower carrier concentrations and higher resistivities are obtained for the Sn-doped crystals, which reach carrier concentrations as low as 8?×?10{sup 14}?cm{sup ?3}. Further, the temperature dependent resistivities for the Sn-doped crystals display strongly activated behavior at high temperatures, with a characteristic energy of half the bulk band gap. The (001) cleaved Sn-doped BTS crystals display high quality Shubnikov de Haas (SdH) quantum oscillations due to the topological surface state electrons. Angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) characterization shows that the Fermi energy (E{sub F}) for the Sn-doped crystals falls cleanly in the surface states with no interference from the bulk bands, which the Dirac point for the surface states lies approximately 60?meV below the top of the bulk valence band maximum, and allows for a determination of the bulk and surface state carrier concentrations as a function of Energy near E{sub F}. Electronic structure calculations that compare Bi excess and Sn dopants in BTS demonstrate that Sn acts as a special impurity, with a localized impurity band that acts as a charge buffer occurring inside the bulk band gap. We propose that the special resonant level character of Sn in BTS gives rise to the exceptionally low carrier concentrations and activated resistivities observed.

  18. Effect of carrier recombination on ultrafast carrier dynamics in thin films of the topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3}

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    Glinka, Yuri D.; Babakiray, Sercan; Johnson, Trent A.; Holcomb, Mikel B.; Lederman, David

    2014-10-27

    Transient reflectivity (TR) from thin films (6–40?nm thick) of the topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} revealed ultrafast carrier dynamics, which suggest the existence of both radiative and non-radiative recombination between electrons residing in the upper cone of initially unoccupied high energy Dirac surface states (SS) and holes residing in the lower cone of occupied low energy Dirac SS. The modeling of measured TR traces allowed us to conclude that recombination is induced by the depletion of bulk electrons in films below ?20?nm thick due to the charge captured on the surface defects. We predict that such recombination processes can be observed using time-resolved photoluminescence techniques.

  19. Anomalous transport in an n-type topological insulator ultrathin Bi2Se3 film Toru Hirahara,1,* Yusuke Sakamoto,1 Yasuo Takeichi,2 Hidetoshi Miyazaki,3 Shin-ichi Kimura,3 Iwao Matsuda,2

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    Hasegawa, Shuji

    Anomalous transport in an n-type topological insulator ultrathin Bi2Se3 film Toru Hirahara,1, the insulating bulk carriers will freeze out and only the metallic surface states should contribute-purity insulating samples.10­15 This is partly due to the different environment in which ARPES and transport mea

  20. Understanding of the contact of nanostructured thermoelectric n-type Bi[subscript 2]Te[subscript 2.7]Se[subscript 0.3] legs for power generation applications

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    Liu, Weishu

    Traditional processes of making contacts (metallization layer) onto bulk crystalline Bi2Te3-based materials do not work for nanostructured thermoelectric materials either because of weak bonding strength or an unstable ...

  1. Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Solution Grown Bi2Te3-xSex Nanoplatelet Composites

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    Xiong, Qihua

    Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Solution Grown Bi2Te3-xSex Nanoplatelet Composites Ajay Soni on the enhanced thermoelectric properties of selenium (Se) doped bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3-xSex) nanoplatelet (NP transport measure- ments, we show that both the thermoelectric power S (-259 V/K) and the figure of merit ZT

  2. BI\it-ï-?

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  3. Incoherent Bi off-centering in Bi?Ti?O?O' and Bi?Ru?O?O': Insulator versus metal

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    Shoemaker, Daniel P.; Seshadri, Ram; Tachibana, Makoto; Hector, Andrew L.

    2011-08-01

    In the cubic, stoichiometric oxide compounds Bi?Ti?O?O' (also written as Bi?Ti?O?) and Bi?Ru?O?O' (also written as Bi?Ru?O?) Bi³? ions on the pyrochlore A site display a propensity to off-center. Unlike Bi?Ti?O?O', Bi?Ru?O?O' is a metal, so it is of interest to ask whether conduction electrons and/or involvement of Bi 6s states at the Fermi energy influence Bi³? displacements. The Bi³? off-centering in Bi?Ti?O?O' has previously been revealed to be incoherent from detailed reverse Monte Carlo analysis of total neutron scattering. Similar analysis of Bi?Ru?O?O' reveals incoherent off-centering as well, but of smaller magnitude and with distinctly different orientational preference. Analysismore »of the distributions of metal to oxygen distances presented suggests that Bi in both compounds is entirely Bi³?. Disorder in Bi?Ti?O?O' has the effect of stabilizing valence while simultaneously satisfying the steric constraint imposed by the presence of the lone pair of electrons. In Bi?Ru?O?O', off-centering is not required to satisfy valence and seems to be driven by the lone pair. Decreased volume of the lone pair may be a result of partial screening by conduction electrons.« less

  4. iBi Computing Resources Eligibility

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    Sherman, S. Murray

    Bi resources (optional) High Performance Computing These machines are the frontend/headnode of the respective

  5. Bi flux-dependent MBE growth of GaSbBi alloys

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    Rajpalke, M. K.; Linhart, W. M.; Yu, K. M.; Jones, T. S.; Ashwin, M. J.; Veal, T. D.

    2015-09-01

    The incorporation of Bi in GaSb1-xBix alloys grown by molecular beam epitaxy is investigated as a function of Bi flux at fixed growth temperature (275 °C) and growth rate (1 ?m h?¹). The Bi content is found to vary proportionally with Bi flux with Bi contents, as measured by Rutherford backscattering, in the range 0more »with a reduction of ~32 meV/%Bi.« less

  6. A Naked Diatomic Molecule of Bismuth, [Bi2]2-, with a Short Bi-Bi Bond: Synthesis and Structure

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    A Naked Diatomic Molecule of Bismuth, [Bi2]2-, with a Short Bi-Bi Bond: Synthesis and Structure Li UniVersity of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 ReceiVed July 12, 1999 We have made a naked of substituted diatomic species with single bonds.1,6,7 Singly bonded naked molecules are also known but all

  7. De de se

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    Anand, Pranav

    2006-01-01

    In this dissertation, I argue against a unitary treatment of individual de se ascription. Based on consideration of Yoruba logophors and English dream-report pronouns, I show that one mechanism is best analyzed as binding ...

  8. Bi-stable optical actuator

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    Holdener, Fred R. (Tracy, CA); Boyd, Robert D. (Livermore, CA)

    2000-01-01

    The present invention is a bi-stable optical actuator device that is depowered in both stable positions. A bearing is used to transfer motion and smoothly transition from one state to another. The optical actuator device may be maintained in a stable position either by gravity or a restraining device.

  9. Superconductivity in textured Bi clusters/Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films

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    Le, Phuoc Huu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30049, Taiwan (China); Faculty of Basic Sciences, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 179 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Can Tho (Viet Nam); Tzeng, Wen-Yen; Chen, Hsueh-Ju; Luo, Chih Wei, E-mail: cwluo@mail.nctu.edu.tw [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Lin, Jiunn-Yuan [Institute of Physics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Leu, Jihperng, E-mail: jimleu@mail.nctu.edu.tw [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30049, Taiwan (China)

    2014-09-01

    We report superconductivity at an onset critical temperature below 3.1 K in topological insulator ?200-nm-thick Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition. Using energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy elemental mapping and Auger electron spectroscopy elemental depth profiling, we clearly identified bismuth (Bi) precipitation and Bi cluster signatures. Superconductivity in the Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films was attributed to the proximity effect of Bi clusters precipitated on the surface of the Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films.

  10. Midea: Order (2013-SE-1505)

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    DOE ordered GD Midea Air-Conditioning Equipment Co. Ltd. to pay a $416,800 civil penalty after finding Midea had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. atleast 14,968 units of basic model MWJ1-08ERN1-BI8, a noncompliant room air conditioner.

  11. PHaSe-EFRC

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  12. Electronic structure and photovoltaic application of BiI3

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    2015-01-01

    Electronic structure and photovoltaic application of BiI 3Electronic structure and photovoltaic application of BiI 3recent improvement in photovoltaic efficiency in hybrid lead

  13. Distribution of bismuth atoms in epitaxial GaAsBi

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    Sales, David [Universidad de Cadiz, Spain; Guerreo, E. [Universidad de Cadiz, Spain; Rodrigo, J.F. [Universidad de Cadiz, Spain; Galindo, P.L. [Universidad de Cadiz, Spain; Yanez, A. [University of Cadiz, Spain; Shafi, M. [University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK; Khatab, A. [University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK; Mari, R.H. [University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK; Henini, M. [University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK; Novikov, S. [University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK; Chisholm, Matthew F [ORNL; Molina, S.I. [Universidad de Cadiz, Spain

    2011-01-01

    The distribution of Bi atoms in epitaxial GaAs{sub (1-x)}Bi{sub x} is analyzed through aberration-corrected Z-contrast images. The relation between the atomic number and the intensity of the images allows quantifying the distribution of Bi atoms in this material. A bidimensional map of Bi atoms is extracted showing areas where nanoclustering is possible and evidencing the location of Bi at As-substitutional positions in the lattice. The distribution of Bi atoms differs from a random spatial pattern of Bi atoms in the material.

  14. Materials Data on CuBiSeO (SG:129) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2014-11-02

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  15. Electrical Transport of Topological Insulator-Bi2Se3 and Thermoelectric Properties of Graphene

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    WEI, PENG

    2011-01-01

    68 4.1.2 Peltier effect………………………………………………………………………………..69for the measurement of the Peltier effect…………………………………….69= ? V/(T 1 – T 2 ). 4.1.2 Peltier effect: material A r q j T

  16. Electrical Transport of Topological Insulator-Bi2Se3 and Thermoelectric Properties of Graphene

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    WEI, PENG

    2011-01-01

    OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE Electrical Transport of TopologicalOF THE DISSERTATION Electrical Transport of Topological30 2.3.2 Electrical transport

  17. Materials Data on NaBiSe2 (SG:141) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2014-11-02

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  18. Materials Data on Ni3(BiSe)2 (SG:12) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  19. Epitaxial crystals of Bi?Pt?O? pyrochlore through the transformation of ?–Bi?O? fluorite

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    Gutiérrez–Llorente, Araceli; Joress, Howie; Woll, Arthur; Holtz, Megan E.; Ward, Matthew J.; Sullivan, Matthew C.; Muller, David A.; Brock, Joel D.

    2015-03-01

    Bi?Pt?O? pyrochlore is thought to be one of the most promising oxide catalysts for application in fuel cell technology. Unfortunately, direct film growth of Bi?Pt?O? has not yet been achieved, owing to the difficulty of oxidizing platinum metal in the precursor material to Pt??. In this work, in order to induce oxidation of the platinum, we annealed pulsed laser deposited films consisting of epitaxial ?–Bi?O? and co-deposited, comparatively disordered platinum. We present synchrotron x-ray diffraction results that show the nonuniform annealed films contain the first epitaxial crystals of Bi?Pt?O?. We also visualized the pyrochlore structure by scanning transmission electron microscopy,more »and observed ordered cation vacancies in the epitaxial crystals formed in a bismuth-rich film but not in those formed in a platinum-rich film. The similarity between the ?–Bi?O? and Bi?Pt?O? structures appears to facilitate the pyrochlore formation. These results provide the only route to date for the formation of epitaxial Bi?Pt?O?.« less

  20. Synthesis of BiOI flowerlike hierarchical structures toward photocatal...

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    Synthesis of BiOI flowerlike hierarchical structures toward photocatalytic reduction of COsub 2 to CHsub 4 Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Synthesis of BiOI...

  1. Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission (Multiple States)

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    The Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission was established as a bi-state commission composed of members from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina. The purpose of the...

  2. COMPLETELY INTEGRABLE BI-HAMILTONIAN SYSTEMS Rui L. Fernandes1

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    Fernandes, Rui Loja

    COMPLETELY INTEGRABLE BI-HAMILTONIAN SYSTEMS Rui L. Fernandes1 Abstract We study the geometry of completely integrable bi-Hamiltonian systems, and in particular, the existence of a bi-Hamiltonian structure; completely integrable system. 0. Introduction The study of completely integrable Hamiltonian systems, i

  3. Bi-dipole-bound anions Maciej Gutowskia

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    Simons, Jack

    Bi-dipole-bound anions Maciej Gutowskia *, Piotr Skurskib,c , Jack Simonsb a Materials Resources is capable of electron binding, is studied using electronic structure methods. The destabilizing effects) [18]. In the former case, it is natural to analyze the binding of the extra electron in terms of its

  4. Structure and Properties of Single Crystalline CaMg2Bi2, EuMg2Bi2, and YbMg2Bi2

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    May, Andrew F [ORNL; McGuire, Michael A [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL; Custelcean, Radu [ORNL; Jellison Jr, Gerald Earle [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    Single crystals of CaMg{sub 2}Bi{sub 2}, EuMg{sub 2}Bi{sub 2}, and YbMg{sub 2}Bi{sub 2} were obtained from a Mg-Bi flux cooled to 650 C. These materials crystallize in the CaAl{sub 2}Si{sub 2} structure-type (P3{bar m}1, No. 164), and crystal structures are reported from refinements of single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction data. EuMg{sub 2}Bi{sub 2} displays an antiferromagnetic transition near 7 K, which is observed via electrical resistivity, magnetization, and specific heat capacity measurements. Magnetization measurements on YbMg{sub 2}Bi{sub 2} reveal a weak diamagnetic moment consistent with divalent Yb. Despite charge-balanced empirical formulas, all three compounds are p-type conductors with Hall carrier concentrations of 2.0(3) x 10{sup 19} cm{sup -3} for CaMg{sub 2}Bi{sub 2}, 1.7(1) x 10{sup 19} cm{sup -3} for EuMg{sub 2}Bi{sub 2}, and 4.6(7) x 10{sup 19} cm{sup -3} for YbMg{sub 2}Bi{sub 2}, which are independent of temperature to 5 K. The electrical resistivity decreases with decreasing temperature and the resistivity ratios {rho}(300 K)/{rho}(10 K) {le} 1.6 in all cases, indicating significant defect scattering.

  5. Systems and methods for bi-directional energy delivery with galvanic isolation

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    Kajouke, Lateef A.

    2013-06-18

    Systems and methods are provided for bi-directional energy delivery. A charging system comprises a first bi-directional conversion module, a second bi-directional conversion module, and an isolation module coupled between the first bi-directional conversion module and the second bi-directional conversion module. The isolation module provides galvanic isolation between the first bi-directional conversion module and the second bi-directional conversion module.

  6. Superconductivity in Strong Spin Orbital Coupling Compound Sb2Se3

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    Kong, P. P.; Sun, F.; Xing, L. Y.; Zhu, J.; Zhang, S. J.; Li, W. M.; Liu, Q. Q.; Wang, X. C.; Feng, S. M.; Yu, X. H.; et al

    2015-02-17

    Recently, A2B3 type strong spin orbital coupling compounds such as Bi2Te3, Bi2Se3 and Sb2Te3 were theoretically predicated to be topological insulators and demonstrated through experimental efforts. The counterpart compound Sb2Se3 on the other hand was found to be topological trivial, but theoretical studies indicated that the pressure might induce Sb2Se3 into a topological nontrivial state. We report on the discovery of superconductivity in Sb2Se3 single crystal induced via pressure. Our experiments indicated that Sb2Se3 became superconductive at high pressures above 10 GPa proceeded by a pressure induced insulator to metal like transition at ~3 GPa which should be related tomore »the topological quantum transition. The superconducting transition temperature (TC) increased to around 8.0 K with pressure up to 40 GPa while it keeps ambient structure. High pressure Raman revealed that new modes appeared around 10 GPa and 20 GPa, respectively, which correspond to occurrence of superconductivity and to the change of TC slop as the function of high pressure in conjunction with the evolutions of structural parameters at high pressures.« less

  7. Bi-metric pseudo-Finslerian spacetimes

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    Skakala, Jozef

    2010-01-01

    Finsler spacetimes have become increasingly popular within the theoretical physics community over the last two decades. Because physicists need to use pseudo-Finsler structures to describe propagation}of signals, there will be nonzero null vectors in both the tangent and cotangent spaces --- this causes significant problems in that many of the mathematical results normally obtained for "usual" (Euclidean signature) Finsler structures either do not apply, or require significant modifications to their formulation and/or proof. We shall first provide a few basic definitions, explicitly demonstrating the interpretation of bi-metric theories in terms of pseudo-Finsler norms. We shall then discuss the tricky issues that arise when trying to construct an appropriate pseudo-Finsler metric appropriate to bi-metric spacetimes. Whereas in Euclidian signature the construction of the Finsler metric typically fails at the zero vector, in Lorentzian signature the Finsler metric is typically ill-defined on the entire null co...

  8. Solon SE | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-Enhancing Capacity forSiliciumEnergy Inc Jump to:Solergy PowerSolisSolmicSolomonSE

  9. Itinerant effects and enhanced magnetic interactions in Bi-based...

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    and enhanced magnetic interactions in Bi-based multilayer cuprates Dean, M. P. M. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Department of Condensed Matter...

  10. Application Assessment of Bi-Level LED Parking Lot Lighting

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    None

    2009-02-01

    This report summarizes an assessment project conducted to evaluate light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires with bi-level operation in an outdoor parking lot application.

  11. Prosodic transcription of glasgow english: an evaluation study of GlaToBI 

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    Mayo, Catherine; Aylett, Matthew; Ladd, Robert

    1997-01-01

    GlaToBI, a version of the ToBI prosodic transcription system which can be used to transcribe the intonation patterns of western Scottish (Glasgow) English, is currently under development. An assessment of GlaToBI, similar ...

  12. Green route synthesis of high quality CdSe quantum dots for applications in light emitting devices

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    Bera, Susnata, E-mail: susnata.bera@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Meteorology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Singh, Shashi B. [Department of Physics and Meteorology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Ray, S.K., E-mail: physkr@phy.iitkgp.ernet.in [Department of Physics and Meteorology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India)

    2012-05-15

    Investigation was made on light emitting diodes fabricated using CdSe quantum dots. CdSe quantum dots were synthesized chemically using olive oil as the capping agent, instead of toxic phosphine. Room temperature photoluminescence investigation showed sharp 1st excitonic emission peak at 568 nm. Bi-layer organic/inorganic (P3HT/CdSe) hybrid light emitting devices were fabricated by solution process. The electroluminescence study showed low turn on voltage ({approx}2.2 V) .The EL peak intensity was found to increase by increasing the operating current. - Graphical abstract: Light emitting diode was fabricated using CdSe quantum dots using olive oil as the capping agent, instead of toxic phosphine. Bi-layer organic/inorganic (P3HT/CdSe) hybrid light emitting device shows strong electroluminescence in the range 630-661 nm. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer CdSe Quantum dots were synthesized using olive oil as the capping agent. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Light emitting device was fabricated using CdSe QDs/P3HT polymer heterojunction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The I-V characteristics study showed low turn on voltage at {approx}2.2 V. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The EL peak intensity increases with increasing the operating current.

  13. One step synthesis of Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@carboxylate-rich carbon spheres with enhanced photocatalytic performance

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    Qu, Lingling; Luo, Zhijun; Tang, Chao

    2013-11-15

    Graphical abstract: Functional groups of sodium gluconate play synergetic roles in the formation of Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@carboxylate-rich carbon core–shell nanosturctures (Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@CRCSs). Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@CRCSs exhibits significant enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation. - Highlights: • One step synthesis of Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@carboxylate-rich carbon spheres. • Functional groups of sodium gluconate play synergetic roles in the formation of Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@CRCSs. • Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@CRCSs exhibits enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation. - Abstract: Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@carboxylate-rich carbon core-shell nanosturctures (Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@CRCSs) have been synthesized via a one-step method. The core–shell nanosturctures of the as-prepared samples were confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Raman spectroscopy. The formation of Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@CRCSs core–shell nanosturctures should attribute to the synergetic roles of different functional groups of sodium gluconate. Bi@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}@CRCSs exhibits significant enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation (? > 420 nm) and shows an O{sub 2}-dependent feature. According to trapping experiments of radicals and holes, hydroxyl radicals were not the main active oxidative species in the photocatalytic degradation of MB, but O{sub 2}·{sup ?} are the main active oxidative species.

  14. Bi-directional planar slide mechanism

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    Bieg, Lothar F.

    2003-11-04

    A bi-directional slide mechanism. A pair of master and slave disks engages opposite sides of the platform. Rotational drivers are connected to master disks so the disks rotate eccentrically about their respective axes of rotation. Opposing slave disks are connected to master disks on opposite sides of the platform by a circuitous mechanical linkage, or are electronically synchronized together using stepper motors, to effect coordinated motion. The synchronized eccentric motion of the pairs of master/slave disks compels smooth linear motion of the platform forwards and backwards without backlash. The apparatus can be incorporated in a MEMS device.

  15. Bi-Directional Fast Charging Study Report

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    Tyler Gray

    2012-02-01

    This report details the hardware and software infrastructure needed to demonstrate the possibility of utilizing battery power in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) with a bi directional fast charger to support/offset peak building loads. This document fulfills deliverable requirements for Tasks 1.2.1.2, 1.2.1.3, and 1.2.1.4 of Statement of Work (SOW) No.5799 for Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation, now ECOtality North America (NA) support for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

  16. BiOctane | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental JumpInformation BeaufortBentMichigan:Greece) Jump to:BhimsahankarBhutan:BiOctane

  17. Endoplasmic reticulum protein BI-1 regulates Ca2+

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    Nizet, Victor

    Endoplasmic reticulum protein BI-1 regulates Ca2+ -mediated bioenergetics to promote autophagy by inositol triphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) maintains cellular bioenergetics, thus suppressing autophagy. We. By reducing steady-state levels of ER Ca2+ via IP3Rs, BI-1 influences mitochondrial bioenergetics, reducing

  18. The SIKS/BiGGrid Big Data Tutorial Djoerd Hiemstra

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    Hiemstra, Djoerd

    The SIKS/BiGGrid Big Data Tutorial Djoerd Hiemstra U. Twente, The Netherlands d BiG Grid organized a new two- day tutorial on Big Data at the University of Twente on 30 November terabytes of data on large clusters, and discusses several core computer science top- ics adapted for big

  19. Parametric Trade Study for Supersonic Bi-Directional Flying Wing

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    Zha, Gecheng

    Parametric Trade Study for Supersonic Bi-Directional Flying Wing Jiaye Gan , Alexis Lefebvre for supersonic bi-directional flying wing(SBiDir-FW). The mission requirements for this su- personic plane on the airplane surface in order to mitigate sonic boom and improve aerodynamic efficiency. The trade study has

  20. Comparison of growth texture in round Bi2212 and flat Bi2223 wires and its relation to high critical current density development

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    Kametani, F.; Jiang, J.; Matras, M.; Abraimov, D.; Hellstrom, E. E.; Larbalestier, D. C.

    2015-02-10

    Why Bi?Sr?CaCu?Ox (Bi2212) allows high critical current density Jc in round wires rather than only in the anisotropic tape form demanded by all other high temperature superconductors is important for future magnet applications. Here we compare the local texture of state-of-the-art Bi2212 and Bi2223 ((Bi,Pb)?Sr?Ca?Cu?O??), finding that round wire Bi2212 generates a dominant a-axis growth texture that also enforces a local biaxial texture (FWHM more »perpendicular to the tape plane without any in-plane texture. Consistent with these observations, a marked, field-increasing, field-decreasing Jc(H) hysteresis characteristic of weak-linked systems appears in Bi2223 but is absent in Bi2212 round wire. Growth-induced texture on cooling from the melt step of the Bi2212 Jc optimization process appears to be the key step in generating this highly desirable microstructure.« less

  1. Bi-metric Gravity and "Dark Matter"

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    I. T. Drummond

    2000-08-18

    We present a bi-metric theory of gravity containing a length scale of galactic size. For distances less than this scale the theory satisfies the standard tests of General Relativity. For distances greater than this scale the theory yields an effective gravitational constant much larger than the locally observed value of Newton's constant. The transition from one regime to the other through the galactic scale can explain the observed rotation curves of galaxies and hence the effects normally attributed to the presence of dark matter. Phenomena on an extragalactic scale such as galactic clusters and the expansion of the universe are controlled by the enhanced gravitational coupling. This provides an explanation of the missing matter normally invoked to account for the observed value of Hubble's constant in relation to observed matter.

  2. Improving combustion stability in a bi-fuel engine

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    NONE

    1995-06-01

    This article describes how a new strategy for ignition timing control can reduce NOx emissions from engines using CNG and gasoline. Until a proper fueling infrastructure is established, a certain fraction of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) must have bi-fuel capability. A bi-fuel engine, enjoying the longer range of gasoline and the cleaner emissions of CNG, can overcome the problem of having few CNG fueling stations. However, bi-fuel engines must be optimized to run on both fuels since low CNG volumetric efficiency causes power losses compared to gasoline.

  3. Epitaxial crystals of Bi2Pt2O7 pyrochlore through the transformation of ?–Bi2O3 fluorite

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    Gutiérrez–Llorente, Araceli; Joress, Howie; Woll, Arthur; Holtz, Megan E.; Ward, Matthew J.; Sullivan, Matthew C.; Muller, David A.; Brock, Joel D.

    2015-03-01

    Bi2Pt2O7 pyrochlore is thought to be one of the most promising oxide catalysts for application in fuel cell technology. Unfortunately, direct film growth of Bi2Pt2O7 has not yet been achieved, owing to the difficulty of oxidizing platinum metal in the precursor material to Pt4+. In this work, in order to induce oxidation of the platinum, we annealed pulsed laser deposited films consisting of epitaxial ?–Bi2O3 and co-deposited, comparatively disordered platinum. We present synchrotron x-ray diffraction results that show the nonuniform annealed films contain the first epitaxial crystals of Bi2Pt2O7. We also visualized the pyrochlore structure by scanning transmission electron microscopy,more »and observed ordered cation vacancies in the epitaxial crystals formed in a bismuth-rich film but not in those formed in a platinum-rich film. The similarity between the ?–Bi2O3 and Bi2Pt2O7 structures appears to facilitate the pyrochlore formation. These results provide the only route to date for the formation of epitaxial Bi2Pt2O7.« less

  4. Mechanical Equations on Bi-Para Conformal Geometry

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    Zeki Kasap; Mehmet Tekkoyun

    2012-09-22

    This study is an extented analogue to conformal geometry of the paper given by [14]. Also, the geometric and physical results related to bi-para-conformal-dynamical systems are also presented.

  5. Microfluidics {sjauh, btzhang}@bi.snu.ac.kr

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    Microfluidics {sjauh, btzhang}@bi.snu.ac.kr Solving Shortest Path Problems Using Microfluidics Sahng-Joon Auh and Byoung-Tak Zhang Biointelligence Lab, School of Computer Science and Engineering Seoul National University . microfluidics MEMS

  6. Melt processing of Bi--2212 superconductors using alumina

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    Holesinger, Terry G. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1999-01-01

    Superconducting articles and a method of forming them, where the superconducting phase of an article is Bi.sub.2 Sr.sub.2 CaCu.sub.2 O.sub.y (Bi-2212). Alumina is combined with Bi-2212 powder or Bi-2212 precursor powder and, in order to form an intimate mixture, the mixture is melted and rapidly cooled to form a glassy solid. The glassy solid is comminuted and the resulting powder is combined with a carrier. An alternative to melting is to form the mixture of nanophase alumina and material having a particle size of less than about 10 microns. The powder, with the carrier, is melt processed to form a superconducting article.

  7. Electrochemically deposited BiTe-based nanowires for thermoelectric applications

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    Ng, Inn-Khuan; Kok, Kuan-Ying; Rahman, Che Zuraini Che Ab; Saidin, Nur Ubaidah; Ilias, Suhaila Hani; Choo, Thye-Foo [Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

    2014-02-12

    Nanostructured materials systems such as thin-films and nanowires (NWs) are promising for thermoelectric power generation and refrigeration compared to traditional counterparts in bulk, due to their enhanced thermoelectric figures-of-merit. BiTe and its derivative compounds, in particular, are well-known for their near-room temperature thermoelectric performance. In this work, both the binary and ternary BiTe-based nanowires namely, BiTe and BiSbTe, were synthesized using template-assisted electrodeposition. Diameters of the nanowires were controlled by the pore sizes of the anodised alumina (AAO) templates used. Systematic study on the compositional change as a function of applied potential was carried out via Linear Sweep Voltanmetry (LSV). Chemical compositions of the nanowires were studied using Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDXS) and their microstructures evaluated using diffraction and imaging techniques. Results from chemical analysis on the nanowires indicated that while the Sb content in BiSbTe nanowires increased with more negative deposition potentials, the formation of Te{sup 0} and Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} were favorable at more positive potentials.

  8. Galp associa se melhor escola de petrleo

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    juntaram-se à Galp para criar o ISPG, que se associou à Heriot Watt University para criar um mestrado em de uma parceria entre o ISPG e a Heriot Watt University, considera- da a melhor instituição de qualificado e de I&D deste sector para as operações que desenvolve em muitos países lusófo- nos, como Brasil

  9. University Ave SE University Ave W

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    Thomas, David D.

    University Ave SE University Ave W Service Layer Credits: Sources: Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, USGS, Intermap, i UV55 ")280 University Ave. Ramp Major Access Routes University Ave. Ramp §¨¦35W §¨¦94 ")280 Date: 5/30/2014 #12;, , , , , , , ""A TCF Bank Stadium Access Routes University Ave. Ramp University Ave SE Service

  10. Linking Family Background and Home Language with English Reading Comprehension amog Bi/Multilinguals 

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    Yulia, Astri

    2013-04-24

    The purpose of this study is to examine the links between family background and home language factors on English reading achievement among bi/multilingual students. To explore the potential predictors of English reading achievement among bi...

  11. Design and optimization of a bi-axial vibration-driven electromagnetic...

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    Design and optimization of a bi-axial vibration-driven electromagnetic generator Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Design and optimization of a bi-axial vibration-driven...

  12. New York Event to Show Bi-Partisan, International Support for...

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    New York Event to Show Bi-Partisan, International Support for Geothermal Energy in America New York Event to Show Bi-Partisan, International Support for Geothermal Energy in...

  13. REPRESENTATIVE COURSE SEQUENCE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (SE)

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    Huang, Haiying

    REPRESENTATIVE COURSE SEQUENCE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (SE) Freshman Year First Semester Second Semester Second Semester CSE 3310 ­ Fundamentals of Software CSE 3302 ­ Programming Languages Engineering CSE 3320 ­ Operating Systems CSE 3315 ­ Theoretical Concepts in CSE CSE 4310 ­ Software Engineering

  14. Enriched $^{82}$Se for the LUCIFER experiment

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    J. W. Beeman; F. Bellini; P. Benetti; L. Cardani; N. Casali; D. Chiesa; M. Clemenza; I. Dafinei; S. Di Domizio; F. Ferroni; L. Gironi; A. Giuliani; C. Gotti; M. Laubenstein; M. Maino; S. Nagorny; S. Nisi; C. Nones; F. Orio; L. Pagnanini; L. Pattavina; G. Pessina; G. Piperno; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; C. Rusconi; K. Schäffner; C. Tomei; M. Vignati

    2015-08-07

    The LUCIFER project aims at deploying the first array of enriched scintillating bolometers for the investigation of neutrinoless double-beta decay of $^{82}$Se. The matrix which embeds the source is an array of ZnSe crystals, where enriched $^{82}$Se is used as decay isotope. The radiopurity of the initial components employed for manufacturing crystals, that can be operated as bolometers, is crucial for achieving a null background level in the region of interest for double-beta decay investigations. In this work, we evaluated the radioactive content in 2.5 kg of 96.3% enriched $^{82}$Se metal, measured with a high-purity germanium detector at the Gran Sasso deep underground laboratory. The limits on internal contaminations of primordial decay chain elements of $^{232}$Th, $^{238}$U and $^{235}$U are respectively: $<$61 $\\mu$Bq/kg, $<$110 $\\mu$Bq/kg and $<$74 $\\mu$Bq/kg at 90% C.L.. The extremely low-background conditions in which the measurement was carried out and the high radiopurity of the $^{82}$Se allowed us to establish the most stringent lower limits on the half-lives of the double-beta decay of $^{82}$Se to 0$^+_1$, 2$^+_2$ and 2$^+_1$ excited states of $^{82}$Kr of 3.4$\\cdot$10$^{22}$ y, 1.3$\\cdot$10$^{22}$ y and 1.0$\\cdot$10$^{22}$ y, respectively, with a 90% C.L..

  15. Lightest Isotope of Bh Produced Via the 209Bi(52Cr,n)260Bh Reaction

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    2007-01-01

    models. For many years, “cold fusion” reactions utilizingproduced via the new “cold fusion” reaction 209 Bi( 52 Cr,

  16. Bi/In: A Novel Bimetallic Thermal Resist for Optical and Micromachining Applications

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    Chapman, Glenn H.

    be stripped in RCA2 bath. #12;Unique Application 1: Metal Electroplating. Substrate Bi InAlloyed Laser Beam Exposure Pattern made after development Copper Alloyed Bi/In as Seeding Layer Electroplating 1. Laser. Electroplating on Bi/In seed 4. SEM picture of a plated Cu pattern #12;Unique Application 2: Pattering

  17. Domain Engineering for Enhanced Ferroelectric Properties of Epitaxial (001) BiFeO Thin Films

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    Eom, Chang Beom

    Domain Engineering for Enhanced Ferroelectric Properties of Epitaxial (001) BiFeO Thin Films By Ho of conventional Ti-rich lead zirconia titanate, suggested BiFeO3 as a strong candidate for lead-free nonvolatile are simultaneously improved by domain engineering. For the demonstration of the domain variant selection in BiFeO3

  18. Cost Savings and Energy Reduction: Bi-Level Lighting Retrofits in Multifamily Buildings 

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    Ackley, J.

    2010-01-01

    through installation of Bi-Level Lighting systems. The results of this report demonstrate that common areas that are currently not making use of Bi-Level lighting systems would achieve significant financial and environmental benefits from Bi-Level focused...

  19. Thermoelectric Properties Modeling of Bi2Te3 Seungwon Lee and Paul von Allmen

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Thermoelectric Properties Modeling of Bi2Te3 Seungwon Lee and Paul von Allmen Jet propulsion/23/2005 Overview · Introduce EZTB a modeling tool for thermoelectric properties using a tight-binding model-binding parameters for Bi2Te3. · Present the accuracy of the modeling tool with the thermoelectric properties of Bi2

  20. The tensor bi-spectrum in a matter bounce

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    Debika Chowdhury; V. Sreenath; L. Sriramkumar

    2015-07-28

    Matter bounces are bouncing scenarios wherein the universe contracts as in a matter dominated phase at early times. Such scenarios are known to lead to a scale invariant spectrum of tensor perturbations just as de Sitter inflation does. In this work, we examine if the tensor bi-spectrum can discriminate between the inflationary and the bouncing scenarios. Using the Maldacena formalism, we analytically evaluate the tensor bi-spectrum in a matter bounce for an arbitrary triangular configuration of the wavevectors. We show that, over scales of cosmological interest, the non-Gaussianity parameter $h_{_{\\rm NL}}$ that characterizes the amplitude of the tensor bi-spectrum is quite small when compared to the corresponding values in de Sitter inflation. During inflation, the amplitude of the tensor perturbations freeze on super-Hubble scales, a behavior that results in the so-called consistency condition relating the tensor bi-spectrum and the power spectrum in the squeezed limit. In contrast, in the bouncing scenarios, the amplitude of the tensor perturbations grow strongly as one approaches the bounce, which suggests that the consistency condition will not be valid in such situations. We explicitly show that the consistency relation is indeed violated in the matter bounce. We discuss the implications of the results.

  1. The tensor bi-spectrum in a matter bounce

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    Chowdhury, Debika; Sriramkumar, L

    2015-01-01

    Matter bounces are bouncing scenarios wherein the universe contracts as in a matter dominated phase at early times. Such scenarios are known to lead to a scale invariant spectrum of tensor perturbations just as de Sitter inflation does. In this work, we examine if the tensor bi-spectrum can discriminate between the inflationary and the bouncing scenarios. Using the Maldacena formalism, we analytically evaluate the tensor bi-spectrum in a matter bounce for an arbitrary triangular configuration of the wavevectors. We show that, over scales of cosmological interest, the non-Gaussianity parameter $h_{_{\\rm NL}}$ that characterizes the amplitude of the tensor bi-spectrum is quite small when compared to the corresponding values in de Sitter inflation. During inflation, the amplitude of the tensor perturbations freeze on super-Hubble scales, a behavior that results in the so-called consistency condition relating the tensor bi-spectrum and the power spectrum in the squeezed limit. In contrast, in the bouncing scenari...

  2. 38 CHAPTER 1. ASSEMBLY MANUAL BiDirectional Motor

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    38 CHAPTER 1. ASSEMBLY MANUAL Bi­Directional Motor and Infrared Beacon Uni­Directional Motor, LED to build reliable cables and connectors for the motors and sensors that will plug into the robot more reliable overall and will ease development difficulties. Sensors and motors are built

  3. In this Issue CeBiTec Symposium: Molecular Biotechnology

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    Moeller, Ralf

    of tools and techniques for transcriptome sequencing 3rd CeBiTec Students Academy Synthetic Biology and Bielefeld presented insights into cutting edge developments of Molecular Biotechnology. This regional focus compounds to biological halogenation, enzyme coatings and chemical protein labelling. One session

  4. Highly efficient visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity of Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}/BiVO{sub 4} heterojunction photocatalysts

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    Chaiwichian, Saranyoo [Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai50200 (Thailand); Inceesungvorn, Burapat [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Wetchakun, Khatcharin [Program of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, Ubon Ratchathani 34000 (Thailand); Phanichphant, Sukon [Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Kangwansupamonkon, Wiyong [National Nanotechnology Center, Thailand Science Park, Phahonyotin Road, Klong 1, Klong Luang, Phathumthani 12120 (Thailand); Wetchakun, Natda, E-mail: natda_we@yahoo.com [Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai50200 (Thailand)

    2014-06-01

    Highlights: • Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}/BiVO{sub 4} heterojunction photocatalysts were obtained using hydrothermal method. • Physicochemical properties played a significant role on photocatalytic efficiency. • Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}/BiVO{sub 4} heterogeneous structures were greatly enhanced for degradation of MB. • A tentative mechanism of charge transfer process in MB degradation was proposed. - Abstract: The Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}/BiVO{sub 4} heterojunction photocatalysts were synthesized by hydrothermal method. Physical properties of the heterojunction photocatalyst samples were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. The XRD results indicated that BiVO{sub 4} retain monoclinic and tetragonal structures, while Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} presented as orthorhombic structure. The Brunauer, Emmett and Teller (BET) adsorption–desorption of nitrogen gas for specific surface area determination at the temperature of liquid nitrogen was performed on all samples. UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectra (UV–vis DRS) were used to identify the absorption range and band gap energy of the heterojunction photocatalysts. The photocatalytic performance of Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}/BiVO{sub 4} heterojunction photocatalysts was studied via the photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible light irradiation. The results indicated that the heterojunction photocatalyst at 0.5:0.5 mole ratio of Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}:BiVO{sub 4} shows the highest photocatalytic activity.

  5. Superconductivity versus structural phase transition in the closely related Bi2Rh3.5S2 and Bi2Rh3S2

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    Kaluarachchi, Udhara S.; Xie, Weiwei; Lin, Qisheng; Taufour, Valentin; Bud'ko, Sergey L.; Miller, Gordon J.; Canfield, Paul C.

    2015-05-19

    Single crystals of Bi2Rh3S2 and Bi2Rh3.5S2 were synthesized by solution growth, and the crystal structures and thermodynamic and transport properties of both compounds were studied. In the case of Bi2Rh3S2, a structural first-order transition at around 165 K is identified by single-crystal diffraction experiments, with clear signatures visible in resistivity, magnetization, and specific heat data. No superconducting transition for Bi2Rh3S2 was observed down to 0.5 K. In contrast, no structural phase transition at high temperature was observed for Bi2Rh3.5S2; however, bulk superconductivity with a critical temperature, Tc ? 1.7 K, was observed. The Sommerfeld coefficient ? and the Debye temperaturemore »(?D) were found to be 9.41 mJ mol–1K–2 and 209 K, respectively, for Bi2Rh3S2, and 22 mJ mol–1K–2 and 196 K, respectively, for Bi2Rh3.5S2. As a result, the study of the specific heat in the superconducting state of Bi2Rh3.5S2 suggests that Bi2Rh3.5S2 is a weakly coupled, BCS superconductor.« less

  6. ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW TIPSTER SE/CM

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    ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW TIPSTER SE/CM tipster@fipster.org THE TIPSTER ARCHITECTURE The TIPSTER Architecture is a software architecture for providing Document Detection (i.e. Document Retrieval and Message Routing) and Information Extraction functions to text handling applications. The high level architecture

  7. Enriched $^{82}$Se for the LUCIFER experiment

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    Beeman, J W; Benetti, P; Cardani, L; Casali, N; Chiesa, D; Clemenza, M; Dafinei, I; Di Domizio, S; Ferroni, F; Gironi, L; Giuliani, A; Gotti, C; Laubenstein, M; Maino, M; Nagorny, S; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Orio, F; Pagnanini, L; Pattavina, L; Pessina, G; Piperno, G; Pirro, S; Previtali, E; Rusconi, C; Schäffner, K; Tomei, C; Vignati, M

    2015-01-01

    The LUCIFER project aims at deploying the first array of enriched scintillating bolometers for the investigation of neutrinoless double-beta decay of $^{82}$Se. The matrix which embeds the source is an array of ZnSe crystals, where enriched $^{82}$Se is used as decay isotope. The radiopurity of the initial components employed for manufacturing crystals, that can be operated as bolometers, is crucial for achieving a null background level in the region of interest for double-beta decay investigations. In this work, we evaluated the radioactive content in 2.5 kg of 96.3% enriched $^{82}$Se metal, measured with a high-purity germanium detector at the Gran Sasso deep underground laboratory. The limits on internal contaminations of primordial decay chain elements of $^{232}$Th, $^{238}$U and $^{235}$U are respectively: $<$61 $\\mu$Bq/kg, $<$110 $\\mu$Bq/kg and $<$74 $\\mu$Bq/kg at 90% C.L.. The extremely low-background conditions in which the measurement was carried out and the high radiopurity of the $^{82}$...

  8. NPS-SE-10-003 POSTGRADUATE

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    NPS-SE-10-003 NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED PROJECT An Integrated Command and Control Architecture Concept for Unmanned Systems in the Year of 2030 By Omari D Buckley reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including

  9. Canonoid and Poissonoid Transformations, Symmetries and BiHamiltonian Structures

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    Giovanni Rastelli; Manuele Santoprete

    2015-02-25

    We give a characterization of linear canonoid transformations on symplectic manifolds and we use it to generate biHamiltonian structures for some mechanical systems. Utilizing this characterization we also study the behavior of the harmonic oscillator under canonoid transformations. We present a description of canonoid transformations due to E.T. Whittaker, and we show that it leads, in a natural way, to the modern, coordinate-independent definition of canonoid transformations. We also generalize canonoid transformations to Poisson manifolds by introducing Poissonoid transformations. We give examples of such transformations for Euler's equations of the rigid body (on $\\mathcal{so}^\\ast (3) $ and $ so^\\ast (4)$) and for an integrable case of Kirchhoff's equations for the motion of a rigid body immersed in an ideal fluid. We study the relationship between biHamiltonian structures and Poissonoid transformations for these examples. We analyze the link between Poissonoid transformations, constants of motion, and symmetries.

  10. Bi-Hamiltonian structures of Toda type systems

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    Charalampos A. Evripidou

    2015-04-28

    In this paper we define a family of systems which have similarities with the Toda lattice. We construct two Lax pair representations and the associate Poisson structures for these systems. These systems lie between the classical Toda lattice and the full Kostant-Toda lattice. A Hamiltonian and a bi-Hamiltonian structure for these systems is constructed and also master symmetries for some low dimensional cases are presented.

  11. New measurement of neutron capture resonances of 209Bi

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    C. Domingo-Pardo

    2006-10-26

    The neutron capture cross section of Bi209 has been measured at the CERN n TOF facility by employing the pulse-height-weighting technique. Improvements over previous measurements are mainly because of an optimized detection system, which led to a practically negligible neutron sensitivity. Additional experimental sources of systematic error, such as the electronic threshold in the detectors, summing of gamma-rays, internal electron conversion, and the isomeric state in bismuth, have been taken into account. Gamma-ray absorption effects inside the sample have been corrected by employing a nonpolynomial weighting function. Because Bi209 is the last stable isotope in the reaction path of the stellar s-process, the Maxwellian averaged capture cross section is important for the recycling of the reaction flow by alpha-decays. In the relevant stellar range of thermal energies between kT=5 and 8 keV our new capture rate is about 16% higher than the presently accepted value used for nucleosynthesis calculations. At this low temperature an important part of the heavy Pb-Bi isotopes are supposed to be synthesized by the s-process in the He shells of low mass, thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch stars. With the improved set of cross sections we obtain an s-process fraction of 19(3)% of the solar bismuth abundance, resulting in an r-process residual of 81(3)%. The present (n,gamma) cross-section measurement is also of relevance for the design of accelerator driven systems based on a liquid metal Pb/Bi spallation target.

  12. Q Cells SE | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop Inc Jump to:Newberg,Energy LLCALLETE Inc dEAPrysmianPvT Capital GmbhQ Cells SE

  13. Itinerant effects and enhanced magnetic interactions in Bi-based multilayer cuprates

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    Dean, M. P. M.; James, A. J. A.; Walters, A. C.; Bisogni, V.; Jarrige, I.; Hücker, M.; Giannini, E.; Fujita, M.; Pelliciari, J.; Huang, Y. B.; et al

    2014-12-04

    The cuprate high temperature superconductors exhibit a pronounced trend in which the superconducting transition temperature, T c, increases with the number of CuO? planes, n, in the crystal structure. We compare the magnetic excitation spectrum of Bi??xSr??xCuO?+? (Bi-2201) and Bi?Sr?Ca?Cu?O???? (Bi-2223), with n = 1 and n = 3 respectively, using Cu L?-edge resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). Near the anti-nodal zone boundary we find the paramagnon energy in Bi-2223 is substantially higher than that in Bi-2201, indicating that multilayer cuprates host stronger effective magnetic exchange interactions, providing a possible explanation for the Tc vs. n scaling. In contrast, themore »nodal direction exhibits very strongly damped, almost non-dispersive excitations. As a result, we argue that this implies that the magnetism in the doped cuprates is partially itinerant in nature.« less

  14. Itinerant effects and enhanced magnetic interactions in Bi-based multilayer cuprates

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    Dean, M. P. M. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science.; James, A. J. A. [University College London, London, United Kingdom (England); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science.; Walters, A. C. [Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Chilton, Didcot, United Kingdom (England). Diamond Light Source Ltd.; Bisogni, V. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Photon Sciences Directorate; Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Jarrige, I. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Photon Sciences Directorate.; Hucker, M. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science.; Giannini, E. [Universite de Geneve, Geneve (Switzerland). Departement de Physique de la Matiere Condensee; Fujita, M. [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Institute for Materials Research; Huang, Y. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Konik, R. M. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science.; Schmitt, T. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Pelliciar, J. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Hill, J. P. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science.

    2014-12-01

    The cuprate high temperature superconductors exhibit a pronounced trend in which the superconducting transition temperature, T c, increases with the number of CuO? planes, n, in the crystal structure. We compare the magnetic excitation spectrum of Bi??xSr??xCuO?+? (Bi-2201) and Bi?Sr?Ca?Cu?O???? (Bi-2223), with n = 1 and n = 3 respectively, using Cu L?-edge resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). Near the anti-nodal zone boundary we find the paramagnon energy in Bi-2223 is substantially higher than that in Bi-2201, indicating that multilayer cuprates host stronger effective magnetic exchange interactions, providing a possible explanation for the Tc vs. n scaling. In contrast, the nodal direction exhibits very strongly damped, almost non-dispersive excitations. We argue that this implies that the magnetism in the doped cuprates is partially itinerant in nature.

  15. Canonical quantization of electromagnetic field in the presence of absorbing bi-anisotropic multilayer magnetodielectric media

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    Majid Amooshahi

    2015-10-17

    A bi-anisotropic magnetodielectric medium is modeled by two independent set of three dimensional harmonic oscillators .A fully canonical quantization of electromagnetic field is demonstrated in the presence of a bi-anisotropic magnetodielectric medium. The electric and magnetic polarization fields of the medium are obtained in terms of the dynamical variable modeling the medium. The Heisenberg equations of the system are solved for a multilayer bi-anisotropic magnetodielectric medium.

  16. Quasi-bi-Hamiltonian structures of the 2-dimensional Kepler problem

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    Jose F. Cariñena; Manuel F. Rañada

    2015-11-07

    The existence of quasi-bi-Hamiltonian structures for the Kepler problem is studied. We first relate the superintegrability of the system with the existence of two complex functions endowed with very interesting Poisson bracket properties and then we prove the existence of a quasi-bi-Hamiltonian structure by making use of these two functions. The paper can be considered as divided in two parts. In the first part a quasi-bi-Hamiltonian structure is obtained by making use of polar coordinates and in the second part a new quasi-bi-Hamiltonian structure is obtained by making use of the separability of the system in parabolic coordinates.

  17. Coherent acoustic phonon generation in GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x}

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    Joshya, R. S.; Kini, R. N., E-mail: rajeevkini@iisertvm.ac.in [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695016 (India); Ptak, A. J.; France, R.; Mascarenhas, A. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)

    2014-03-03

    We have used femtosecond laser pulses to generate coherent acoustic phonons in the dilute Bismide alloy, GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x}. The observed oscillation periods match well with the oscillation periods calculated using the propagating strain pulse model. We attribute the generation process predominantly to electronic stress due to the absorption of the laser pulse at the surface of the GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} layer. Our initial estimates suggest that the incorporation of Bi in GaAs causes an enhancement of the hydrostatic deformation potential because of the resonant state in the valence band due to isolated Bi impurities.

  18. Scientific Achievement Networks of highly photoresponsive crystalline GaSe

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    Geohegan, David B.

    Scientific Achievement Networks of highly photoresponsive crystalline GaSe nanosheets a crystalline GaSe target was adjusted to directly grow networks of interconnected triangular GaSe crystalline nanosheets of ~ 200 nm size (inset shows atomic

  19. Reaction kinetics of a-CuInSe2 formation from an In2Se3/CuSe bilayer precursor film

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    Anderson, Timothy J.

    with Ga or S are proven absorber materials for high efficiency thin film solar cells. Interestingly CIGS system using the stacked elemental film precursors (e.g. glass/Cu/In/Se, glass/Cu/Se, glass

  20. Experience with Bi-Fuel LPG Pickups in Texas

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    Whalen, P.

    1999-05-12

    The State of Texas requires state agencies to purchase alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). In 1996, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) representatives added about 400 bi-fuel liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) pickup trucks to their fleet. The fleet managers were willing to share information about their fleets and the operation of these vehicles, so a study was launched to collect operations, maintenance, and cost data for selected LPG and gasoline vehicles (as controls) throughout 18 months of vehicle operation. This case study presents the results of that data collection and its subsequent analysis.

  1. Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter for PHEV Applications

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    Abas Goodarzi

    2011-01-31

    Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) require high power density energy storage system (ESS) for hybrid operation and high energy density ESS for Electric Vehicle (EV) mode range. However, ESS technologies to maximize power density and energy density simultaneously are not commercially feasible. The use of bi-directional DC-DC converter allows use of multiple energy storage, and the flexible DC-link voltages can enhance the system efficiency and reduce component sizing. This will improve fuel consumption, increase the EV mode range, reduce the total weight, reduce battery initial and life cycle cost, and provide flexibility in system design.

  2. BiBB Western Region | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYorkColoradoBelcher HomesBeverly, Massachusetts:BiBB

  3. The role of the isolated 6s states in BiVO{sub 4} on the electronic and atomic structures

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    Ma, Jie; Wang, Lin-Wang

    2014-10-27

    BiVO{sub 4} is one of the most promising photoanodes for water-splitting applications. Similar to many d{sup 10} materials, where the full-shell d electrons are not directly involved in the bonding, the Bi 6s electrons form isolated low-energy bands in BiVO{sub 4}. By systematically altering the energy of the Bi 6s states, we find direct evidences that the isolated s states, through the s-p coupling, affect the BiVO{sub 4} properties, including valence band maximum position, charge density, and atomic structural distortion. We find that many good properties of BiVO{sub 4} for water splitting are related to the s-p coupling due to the existence of Bi 6s states. Based on this understanding, we propose that alloying Bi with Sb can enhance these properties, and hence improve the water-splitting efficiency.

  4. High-speed SiGe BiCMOS technologies for Ethernet communications

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    Weinreb, Sander

    High-speed SiGe BiCMOS technologies for Ethernet communications from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s Pascal Characterization, Modeling, Design, ... involved in the development of High-Speed BiCMOS technologies Thanks-offs 43 · Reliability 46 Technology of high-speed HBTs · Architectures 50 · Competitors 66 · Device

  5. Sensors and Actuators A 136 (2007) 426433 A bi-polymer micro one-way valve

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    Beebe, David J.

    2007-01-01

    Sensors and Actuators A 136 (2007) 426­433 A bi-polymer micro one-way valve Dongshin Kima,b,, David December 2006 Abstract We have developed an in-plane bi-polymer check-valve for controlling microfluidic hydrogel. The valve was created using microfluidic tectonics, a fabrication procedure that allows

  6. Photovoltaic effect in multiphase Bi-Mn-O thin J. P. Chakrabartty,1

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    Photovoltaic effect in multiphase Bi-Mn-O thin films J. P. Chakrabartty,1 R. Nechache,2,4 C and therefore the photovoltaic conversion efficiency. Specifically, a higher Bi/Mn ratio (towards unity separation. ©2013 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (040.5350) Photovoltaic; (160.2260) Ferroelectrics

  7. Finding the Efficient Frontier of a Bi-Criteria, Spatially-explicit, Harvest Scheduling Problem

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    Brown, Sally

    Finding the Efficient Frontier of a Bi-Criteria, Spatially-explicit, Harvest Scheduling Problem frontier for a bi-criteria, spatially-explicit harvest scheduling problem. The problem is to find all resources than merely timber production. Increasingly, values such as wildlife habitat, recreation, water

  8. BiTR: Built-in Tamper Resilience Seung Geol Choi1

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    Malkin, Tal

    BiTR: Built-in Tamper Resilience Seung Geol Choi1 , Aggelos Kiayias2 , and Tal Malkin3 1 University@cs.columbia.edu Abstract. The assumption of the availability of tamper-proof hardware tokens has been used extensively-in Tamper Resilience (BiTR) for cryptographic protocols, capturing the idea that the protocol that is encap

  9. Automatic classification of mammography reports by BI-RADS breast tissue composition class

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    Rubin, Daniel L.

    Automatic classification of mammography reports by BI-RADS breast tissue composition class Bethany tissue composition partially predicts breast cancer risk, classification of mammography reports by breast for using the unstructured text of mammography reports to classify them into BI-RADS breast tissue

  10. Bi-directional Current-fed Medium Frequency Transformer Isolated AC-DC Converter 

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    Essakiappan, Somasundaram

    2011-08-08

    demand for power converters with bi-directional capabilities. The objective of this thesis is to develop a high power quality, bi-directional AC-DC power converter that is a solution to the aforementioned problems. This thesis studies an existing topology...

  11. Supersonic Bi-Directional Flying Wing Configuration with Low Sonic Boom and High Aerodynamic Efficiency

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    Zha, Gecheng

    that propagates to ground from the shock waves created by a supersonic airplane and its components. PlotkinSupersonic Bi-Directional Flying Wing Configuration with Low Sonic Boom and High Aerodynamic@miami.edu Abstract In this paper, a parametric study is conducted to optimize a business jet using supersonic bi

  12. Effect of doping in Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor composites 

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    Ertekin, Abdullah

    2001-01-01

    The goal of this thesis is to analyze the solid solubility limit of dopants in Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductors. We have studied the effect of Mn doping Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O. The electrical resistivity and critical temperature were measured for samples...

  13. Buckling analysis of singly curved shallow bi-layered arch under concentrated loading 

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    Sonawane, Mahesh

    2009-05-15

    Bi-layered materials are a reduced weight derivative of the sandwich structure and are comprised of one thin skin face reinforced by a thick layer of low density material. Bi-layered materials are characterized by high flexural stiffness and are a...

  14. Dielectric properties of Bi2(Zn1/3Nb2/3)2O7 electroceramics and thin lms

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    Ku?el, Petr

    Dielectric properties of Bi2(Zn1/3Nb2/3)2O7 electroceramics and thin ®lms Hsiu-Fung Cheng a, *, Yi 2000 Abstract Dielectric response of Bi2(Zn1/3Nb2/3)2O7, BiZN, ceramic materials and thin ®lms were at optimized sintering temperature (1050 C, 4 h). Crystalline BiZN thin ®lms, can be easily obtained when

  15. Synthesis of BiPbSrCaCuO superconductor

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    Hults, William L. (Los Alamos, NM); Kubat-Martin, Kimberly A. (Espanola, NM); Salazar, Kenneth V. (Espanola, NM); Phillips, David S. (Los Alamos, NM); Peterson, Dean E. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1994-01-01

    A process and a precursor composition for preparing a lead-doped bismuth-strontium-calcium-copper oxide superconductor of the formula Bi.sub.a Pb.sub.b Sr.sub.c Ca.sub.d Cu.sub.e O.sub.f wherein a is from about 1.7 to about 1.9, b is from about 0.3 to about 0.45, c is from about 1.6 to about 2.2, d is from about 1.6 to about 2.2, e is from about 2.97 to about 3.2 and f is 10.+-.z by reacting a mixture of Bi.sub.4 Sr.sub.3 Ca.sub.3 Cu.sub.4 O.sub.16.+-.z, an alkaline earth metal cuprate, e.g., Sr.sub.9 Ca.sub.5 Cu.sub.24 O.sub.41, and an alkaline earth metal plumbate, e.g., Ca.sub.2-x Sr.sub.x PbO.sub.4 wherein x is about 0.5, is disclosed.

  16. Synthesis of BiPbSrCaCuO superconductor

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    Hults, W.L.; Kubat-Martin, K.A.; Salazar, K.V.; Phillips, D.S.; Peterson, D.E.

    1994-04-05

    A process and a precursor composition for preparing a lead-doped bismuth-strontium-calcium-copper oxide superconductor of the formula Bi[sub a]Pb[sub b]Sr[sub c]Ca[sub d]Cu[sub e]O[sub f] wherein a is from about 1.7 to about 1.9, b is from about 0.3 to about 0.45, c is from about 1.6 to about 2.2, d is from about 1.6 to about 2.2, e is from about 2.97 to about 3.2 and f is 10[+-]z by reacting a mixture of Bi[sub 4]Sr[sub 3]Ca[sub 3]Cu[sub 4]O[sub 16[+-]z], an alkaline earth metal cuprate, e.g., Sr[sub 9]Ca[sub 5]Cu[sub 24]O[sub 41], and an alkaline earth metal plumbate, e.g., Ca[sub 2[minus]x]Sr[sub x]PbO[sub 4] wherein x is about 0.5, is disclosed.

  17. Structural and ferromagnetic properties of an orthorhombic phase of MnBi stabilized with Rh additions

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    Taufour, Valentin; Thimmaiah, Srinivasa; March, Stephen; Saunders, Scott; Sun, Kewei; Lamichhane, Tej Nath; Kramer, Matthew J.; Bud’ko, Sergey L.; Canfield, Paul C.

    2015-07-28

    The article addresses the possibility of alloy elements in MnBi which may modify the thermodynamic stability of the NiAs-type structure without significantly degrading the magnetic properties. The addition of small amounts of Rh and Mn provides an improvement in the thermal stability with some degradation of the magnetic properties. The small amounts of Rh and Mn additions in MnBi stabilize an orthorhombic phase whose structural and magnetic properties are closely related to the ones of the previously reported high-temperature phase of MnBi (HT MnBi). The properties of the HT MnBi, which is stable between 613 and 719 K, have notmore »been studied in detail because of its transformation to the stable low-temperature MnBi (LT MnBi), making measurements near and below its Curie temperature difficult. The Rh-stabilized MnBi with chemical formula Mn1.0625–xRhxBi [x=0.02(1)] adopts a new superstructure of the NiAs/Ni2In structure family. It is ferromagnetic below a Curie temperature of 416 K. The critical exponents of the ferromagnetic transition are not of the mean-field type but are closer to those associated with the Ising model in three dimensions. The magnetic anisotropy is uniaxial; the anisotropy energy is rather large, and it does not increase when raising the temperature, contrary to what happens in LT MnBi. The saturation magnetization is approximately 3?B/f.u. at low temperatures. Thus, while this exact composition may not be application ready, it does show that alloying is a viable route to modifying the stability of this class of rare-earth-free magnet alloys.« less

  18. SE-72/AS-72 generator system based on Se extraction/ As reextraction

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    Fassbender, Michael Ernst; Ballard, Beau D

    2013-09-10

    The preparation of a .sup.72Se/.sup.72As radioisotope generator involves forming an acidic aqueous solution of an irradiated alkali bromide target such as a NaBr target, oxidizing soluble bromide in the solution to elemental bromine, removing the elemental bromine, evaporating the resulting solution to a residue, removing hydrogen chloride from the residue, forming an acidic aqueous solution of the residue, adding a chelator that selectively forms a chelation complex with selenium, and extracting the chelation complex from the acidic aqueous solution into an organic phase. As the .sup.72Se generates .sup.72As in the organic phase, the .sup.72As may be extracted repeatedly from the organic phase with an aqueous acid solution.

  19. Cooperative behavior of Zn cations in Bi-based perovskites: A comparison of (Bi,Sr)2ZnNbO6 and (Bi,Sr)2MgNbO6

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    Takagi, Shigeyuki M [ORNL; Cooper, Valentino R [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    We investigated the polar behavior of the double perovskite (Bi,Sr)2MgNbO6 using first-principles density-functional theory calculations. We find that the magnitude (75 C/cm2) and direction (along [111]) of the polarization are comparable to our previous results for the A-site size difference (Bi,Sr)2ZnNbO6 and (Bi,Pb)2ZnNbO6 systems. However, comparisons with the (Bi,Sr)2ZnNbO6 compound indicate that the presence of Zn modestly enhances the off-centering of the Sr and Nb cations as well as the Born effective charges of both Bi and Nb. Analogous to the corresponding Pb- based perovskites, Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 and Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3, we demonstrate that the difference in the experimentally observed critical temperatures are related to the differences in polarization between the two materials. A local dipole analysis indicates that the most significant contribution arises from the enhanced cooperative couplings with the larger Zn displacements.

  20. MgSe/ZnSe/CdSe coupled quantum wells grown on InP substrate with intersubband absorption covering 1.55??m

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    Chen, Guopeng; Shen, Aidong; De Jesus, Joel; Tamargo, Maria C.

    2014-12-08

    The authors report the observation of intersubband (ISB) transitions in the optical communication wavelength region in MgSe/ZnSe/CdSe coupled quantum wells (QWs). The coupled QWs were grown on InP substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. By inserting ZnSe layers to compensate the strain, samples with high structural quality were obtained, as indicated by well resolved satellite peaks in high-resolution x-ray diffraction. The observed ISB transition energies agree well with the calculated values.

  1. A novel Bi-based phosphomolybdate photocatalyst K{sub 2}Bi(PO{sub 4})(MoO{sub 4}): Crystal structure, electronic structure and photocatalytic activity

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    Huang, Hongwei, E-mail: hhw@cugb.edu.cn [National Laboratory of Mineral Materials, School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083 (China); Chen, Gong; Wang, Shuobo [National Laboratory of Mineral Materials, School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083 (China); Kang, Lei; Lin, Zheshuai [Center for Crystal Research and Development, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Zhang, Yihe [National Laboratory of Mineral Materials, School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2014-03-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • A new type of phosphomolybdate K{sub 2}Bi(PO{sub 4})(MoO{sub 4}) photocatalyst was successfully synthesized. • The products synthesized at 600 °C were mainly composed of nano-cubes. • The indirect band gap of K{sub 2}Bi(PO{sub 4})(MoO{sub 4}) has been determined to be 2.93 eV. • K{sub 2}Bi(PO{sub 4})(MoO{sub 4}) synthesized at 600 °C exhibits the highest photocatalytic activity. • The electronic structure was calculated by density functional calculations. - Abstract: A novel phosphomolybdate photocatalyst K{sub 2}Bi(PO{sub 4})(MoO{sub 4}) has been successfully developed via a solid-state reaction. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), diffuse reflectance spectrum (DRS) and photoluminescence (PL) spectra. The photocatalytic activities of the samples prepared at different temperature were determined by the photooxidative decomposition of methylene blue (MB) in aqueous solution. The results revealed that K{sub 2}Bi(PO{sub 4})(MoO{sub 4}) can be used as an effective photocatalyst under UV–vis irradiation and the nanocubes obtained at 600 °C exhibits the highest photocatalytic activity. The photodegradation of MB by K{sub 2}Bi(PO{sub 4})(MoO{sub 4}) nanocrystals followed the first-order kinetics. Theoretical calculations on electronic structure confirmed the indirect optical transitions property in the absorption edge region of K{sub 2}Bi(PO{sub 4})(MoO{sub 4}), and the orbital constitutions of CB and VB were also analyzed.

  2. 31P Solid State NMR Studies of Metal Selenophosphates Containing [P2Se6]4-, [P4Se10]4-, [PSe4]3-, [P2Se7]4-, and [P2Se9]4-Ligands

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    Weliky, David

    31P Solid State NMR Studies of Metal Selenophosphates Containing [P2Se6]4-, [P4Se10]4-, [PSe4]3-, [P2Se7]4-, and [P2Se9]4- Ligands Christian G. Canlas, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, and David P. Weliky P solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of 12 metal-containing selenophosphates have

  3. Effect of composition and heat treatment on MnBi magnetic materials

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    Cui, Jun [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Choi, Jung-Pyung [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Polikarpov, Evgueni [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Bowden, Mark E [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Xie, Wei [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Li, Guosheng [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Nie, Zimin [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Zarkevich, Nikolai [Ames Laboratory; Kramer, Matthew J [Ames Laboratory; Johnson, Duane [Ames Laboratory

    2014-10-01

    The metallic compound MnBi is a promising rare-earth-free permanent magnet material, unique among all candidates for its high intrinsic coercivity (Hci) and its large positive temperature coefficient. The Hci of MnBi in thin-film or powder form can exceed 12 and 26 kOe at 300 and 523 K, respectively. Such a steep rise in Hci with increasing temperature is unique to MnBi. Consequently, MnBi is a highly sought-after hard phase for exchange coupling nanocomposite magnets. However, the reaction between Mn and Bi is peritectic, and hence Mn tends to precipitate out of the MnBi liquid during the solidification process. As result, when the alloy is prepared using conventional induction or arc-melting casting methods, additional Mn is required to compensate the precipitation of Mn. In addition to composition, post-casting annealing plays an important role in obtaining a high content of MnBi low-temperature phase (LTP) because the annealing encourages the Mn precipitates and the unreacted Bi to react, forming the desired LTP phase. Here we report a systematic study of the effect of composition and heat treatments on the phase content and magnetic properties of Mn–Bi alloys. In this study, 14 compositions were prepared using conventional metallurgical methods, and the compositions, crystal structures, phase content and magnetic properties of the resulting alloys were analyzed. The results show that the composition with 55 at.% Mn exhibits both the highest LTP content (93 wt.%) and magnetization (74 emu g?1 with 9 T applied field at 300 K).

  4. Waves in Open Systems via Bi-orthogonal Basis

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    P. T. Leung; W. -M. Suen; C. P. Sun; K. Young

    1999-03-08

    Dissipative quantum systems are sometimes phenomenologically described in terms of a non-hermitian hamiltonian $H$, with different left and right eigenvectors forming a bi-orthogonal basis. It is shown that the dynamics of waves in open systems can be cast exactly into this form, thus providing a well-founded realization of the phenomenological description and at the same time placing these open systems into a well-known framework. The formalism leads to a generalization of norms and inner products for open systems, which in contrast to earlier works is finite without the need for regularization. The inner product allows transcription of much of the formalism for conservative systems, including perturbation theory and second-quantization.

  5. The start-up of the bi-provincial upgrader

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    Chase, S. [Husky Oil Operations Ltd., Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

    1995-12-31

    The Bi-Provincial Upgrader is a $1.63 x 10{sup 9} Cdn grass-roots heavy oil upgrading facility located near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. The facility, which started operation in August 1992, is designed to produce 7300 m{sup 3}/day of 34{degrees}API synthetic crude from 11-15{degrees}API heavy crude oils. The start-up and initial operation of the facility has been a technical success. The facility reached design capacity in a much shorter time than typically reported for the start-up of similar units and has operated reliably at better than design capacity. In this paper, the plant operating performance is reviewed in some detail. A review of the engineering and construction phases and a summary of regional benefits is also included.

  6. Evidence against a charge density wave on Bi(111)

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    Kim, T. K.; Wells, J.; Kirkegaard, C.; Li, Z.; Hoffmann, S. V.; Gayone, J. E.; Fernandez-Torrente, I.; Häberle, P.; Pascual, J. I.; Moore, K. T.; et al

    2005-08-18

    The Bi(111) surface was studied by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) in order to verify the existence of a recently proposed surface charge density wave (CDW). The STM and TEM results to not support a CDW scenario at low temperatures. Thus the quasiparticle interference pattern observed in STM confirms the spin-orbit split character of the surface states which prevents the formation of a CDW, even in the case of good nesting. The dispersion of the electronic states observed with ARPES agrees well with earlier findings. In particular, the Fermi contour of the electronmore »pocket at the centre of the surface Brillouin zone is found to have a hexagonal shape. However, no gap opening or other signatures of a CDW phase transition can be found in the temperature-dependent data.« less

  7. Twinning effect on photoluminescence spectra of ZnSe nanowires

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    Xu, Jing; Wang, Chunrui Wu, Binhe; Xu, Xiaofeng; Chen, Xiaoshuang; Oh, Hongseok; Baek, Hyeonjun; Yi, Gyu-Chul

    2014-11-07

    Bandgap engineering in a single material along the axial length of nanowires may be realized by arranging periodic twinning, whose twin plane is vertical to the axial length of nanowires. In this paper, we report the effect of twin on photoluminescence of ZnSe nanowires, which refers to the bandgap of it. The exciton-related emission peaks of transverse twinning ZnSe nanowires manifest a 10-meV-blue-shift in comparison with those of longitudinal twinning ZnSe nanowires. The blue-shift is attributed to quantum confinement effect, which is influenced severely by the proportion of wurtzite ZnSe layers in ZnSe nanowires.

  8. Spectral photoresponse of ZnSe/GaAs(001) heterostructures with CdSe ultra-thin quantum well insertions

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    Valverde-Chávez, D. A.; Sutara, F.; Hernández-Calderón, I.

    2014-05-15

    We present a study of the spectral photoresponse (SPR) of ZnSe/GaAs(001) heterostructures for different ZnSe film thickness with and without CdSe ultra-thin quantum well (UTQW) insertions. We observe a significant increase of the SPR of heterostructures containing 3 monolayer thick CdSe UTQW insertions; these results encourage their use in photodetectors and solar cells.

  9. Antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice in the layered compound CePd1–xBi? and comparison to the superconductor LaPd1–xBi?

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    Han, Fei; Wan, Xiangang; Phelan, Daniel; Stoumpos, Constantinos C.; Sturza, Mihai; Malliakas, Christos D.; Li, Qing'an; Han, Tian-Heng; Zhao, Qingbiao; Chung, Duck Young; et al

    2015-07-13

    The layered compound CePd1–xBi? with the tetragonal ZrCuSi?-type structure was obtained from excess Bi flux. Magnetic susceptibility data of CePd1–xBi? show an antiferromagnetic ordering below 6 K and are anisotropic along the c axis and the ab plane. The anisotropy is attributed to crystal-electric-field (CEF) effects and a CEF model which is able to describe the susceptibility data is given. An enhanced Sommerfeld coefficient ? of 0.191 J mol Ce?¹ K?² obtained from specific-heat measurement suggests a moderate Kondo effect in CePd1–xBi?. Other than the antiferromagnetic peak at 6 K, the resistivity curve shows a shoulderlike behavior around 75 Kmore »which could be attributed to the interplay between Kondo and CEF effects. Magnetoresistance and Hall-effect measurements suggest that the interplay reconstructs the Fermi-surface topology of CePd1–xBi? around 75 K. Electronic structure calculations reveal that the Pd vacancies are important to the magnetic structure and enhance the CEF effects which quench the orbital moment of Ce at low temperatures.« less

  10. Non-Ideal p-n junction Diode of Sb{sub x}Se{sub 1-x}(x = 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7) Thin Films

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    Mustafa, Falah I. [Solar Energy Research Center, Renewable Energy Directorate, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad (Iraq); Gupta, Shikha; Goyal, N.; Tripathi, S. K. [Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh -160014 (India)

    2011-12-12

    We have made diodes consisting of the same alloy i.e. Sb{sub x}Se{sub 1-x}(x = 0.4, 0.5, 0.6 and 0.7), but change the concentration of Sb metal from 40% to 70% atomic weight percentage. It is observed from the Hall measurements that the nature of charge carriers have changed from p- to n-type at x = 0.6 for Sb{sub x}Se{sub 1-x}. We have measured I-V characteristics of four p-n junction diodes i.e. p-Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3}/n-Sb{sub 3}Se{sub 2}, p-Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3}/n-Sb{sub 7}Se{sub 3}, p-SbSe/n-Sb{sub 3}Se{sub 2}, p-SbSe/n-Sb{sub 7}Se{sub 3}. From the I-V plots we have calculated the parameters as built-in voltage (V{sub bi}), forward resistance (R{sub f}), ideal factor (n), saturation current (I{sub o}), breakdown current (I{sub Bd}) and breakdown voltage (V{sub Bd}).

  11. CuInSe/sub 2/-based photoelectrochemical cells: their use in characterization of thin CuInSe/sub 2/ films, and as photovoltaic cells per se

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    Cahen, D.; Chen, Y.W.; Ireland, P.J.; Noufi, R.; Turner, J.A.; Rincon, C.; Bachmann, K.J.

    1984-05-01

    Photoelectrochemistry has been employed to characterize the p-CuInSe/sub 2/ component of the CdS/CuInSe/sub 2/ on-metal and a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a redox couple not specifically adsorbed onto the semiconductor, we can test the films for photovoltaic activity and obtain effective electronic properties of them, before CdS deposition, in a nondestructive manner. Electrochemical decomposition of CuInSe/sub 2/ was investigated in acetonitrile solutions to determine the mechanism of decomposition (n and p) in the dark and under illumination. Electrochemical, solution chemical and surface analyses confirmed at the light-assisted decomposition of CuInSe/sub 2/ resulted in metal ions and elemental chalcogen. On the basis of the results from the electrochemical decomposition, and studies on the solid state chemistry of the (Cu/sub 2/Se)/sub x/(In/sub 2/Se/sub 3/)/sub 1-x/ system and surface analyses, the CuInSe/sub 2//polyiodide interface was stabilized and up to 11.7% conversion efficiencies were obtained.

  12. Utterance final lengthening and focus induced lengthening in standard Chinese bi-syllabic words 

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    Chen, Hongjuan

    2006-01-01

    This paper examines the patterns of durational adjustment of bi-syllabic words in Standard Chinese when different constituents of the word are focused for correction. Results show that both focus-induced lengthening and ...

  13. Grain refinement and texture development of cast bi90sb10 alloy via severe plastic deformation 

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    Im, Jae-taek

    2009-05-15

    The purpose of this work was to study learn about grain refinement mechanisms and texture development in cast n-type Bi90Sb10 alloy caused by severe plastic deformation. The practical objective is to produce a fine grained ...

  14. Genetic approaches to studying coronary heart disease in SR-BI/apoE double knockout mice

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    Karackattu, Sharon Liz

    2006-01-01

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major healthcare concern in both developed and developing nations. The principal cause of CHD is atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in vessel walls. SR-BI/apoE double knockout ...

  15. Use and Finance BiAnnual Reporting Form Reporting Period: July 2013 through December 2013

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Use and Finance BiAnnual Reporting Form Reporting Period: July 2013 through December 2013 $ Other (Professional Fees, Telecommunications, Moving) 538,200$ Other (Finance resources services center will be established for finance and human resources transaction processing activities

  16. Negatively Cooperative Binding of High-Density Lipoprotein to the HDL Receptor SR-BI

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    Xu, Shangzhe

    Scavenger receptor class B, type I (SR-BI), is a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor, which also binds low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and mediates the cellular selective uptake of cholesteryl esters from lipoproteins. ...

  17. Debonding in bi-layer material systems under moisture effect : a multiscale approach

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    Lau, Tak-bun, Denvid

    2012-01-01

    Bi-layer material systems are found in various engineering applications ranging from nano-scale components, such as thin films in circuit boards, to macro-scale structures such as adhesive bonding in aerospace and civil ...

  18. Thermodynamic and nonstoichiometric behavior of the lead-doped and lead-free Bi-2212 systems

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    Tetenbaum, M.; Hash, M.; Tani, B.S.; Luo, J.S.; Maroni, V.A.

    1997-02-01

    EMF measurements of oxygen fugacities as a function of stoichiometry were made on pb-doped and Pb-free superconducting ceramics at 700-815 C using oxygen titration. Equations of oxygen partial pressure vs composition and temperature were derived from the EMF measurements. Thermodynamic assessments of the partial molar quantities {Delta}{bar H}(O{sub 2}) and {Delta}{bar S}(O{sub 2}) for Pb-doped Bi- 2212 and Pb-free Bi-2212 indicate that the solid-state decomposition of these Bi cuprates at low oxygen partial pressure can be represented by the diphasic CuO-Cu{sub 2}O system. Comparison of these results with Pb-doped Bi-2223 in powder and silver sheath form is presented.

  19. Generating Fo contours from ToBI labels using linear regression 

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    Black, Alan W; Hunt, Andrew

    This paper describes a method for generating F0 contours from ToBI labelled utterances. The method uses linear regression to predict F0 target values for the start, mid-vowel and end of every syllable, using features ...

  20. CsBi4Te6: A High-Performance Thermoelectric Material for Low...

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    CsBi4Te6: A High-Performance Thermoelectric Material for Low-Temperature Applications Home Author: D.Y. Chung, T. Hogan, P. Brazis, M. Rocci-Lane, C. Kannawurf, M. Bastea, C. Uher,...

  1. Thermoelectric transport of Se-rich Ag{sub 2}Se in normal phases and phase transitions

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    Mi, Wenlong; Lv, Yanhong; Qiu, Pengfei; Shi, Xun E-mail: cld@mail.sic.ac.cn; Chen, Lidong E-mail: cld@mail.sic.ac.cn; Zhang, Tiansong

    2014-03-31

    Small amount of Se atoms are used to tune the carrier concentrations (n{sub H}) and electrical transport in Ag{sub 2}Se. Significant enhancements in power factor and thermoelectric figure of merit (zT) are observed in the compositions of Ag{sub 2}Se{sub 1.06} and Ag{sub 2}Se{sub 1.08}. The excessive Se atoms do not change the intrinsically electron-conducting character in Ag{sub 2}Se. The detailed analysis reveals the experiment optimum carrier concentration in Ag{sub 2}Se is around 5?×?10{sup 18}?cm{sup ?3}. We also investigate the temperature of maximum zT and the thermoelectric transport during the first order phase transitions using the recently developed measurement system.

  2. Glass formation and the third harmonic generation of Cu{sub 2}Se–GeSe{sub 2}–As{sub 2}Se{sub 3} glasses

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    Reshak, A. H.; Klymovych, O. S.; Zmiy, O. F.; Myronchuk, G. L.; Zamuruyeva, O. V.; Alahmed, Z. A.; Chyský, J.; Bila, Jiri; Kamarudin, H.

    2014-10-14

    We have performed the investigation of the nonlinear optical properties namely the third harmonic generation (THG) of the glass-formation region in the Cu{sub 2}Se–GeSe{sub 2}–As{sub 2}Se{sub 3} system. The samples were synthesized by direct single-temperature method from high-purity elementary substances. We have found that the value of disorder parameter ? depends on the composition of the glassy alloys. The measurements show that increasing the Cu{sub 2}Se concentration leads to increased slope of the absorption edge, which may be explained by the decrease of the height of random potential relief for the electrons in the tails of the state density which border the band edges. A very sharp increase in the THG at low temperature was observed. Significant enhancement in THG was obtained with decreasing the energy gap, which agreed well with the nonlinear optical susceptibilities obtained from other glasses.

  3. Ion firehose instability in plasmas with plasma particles described by product bi-kappa distributions

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    Santos, M. S. dos; Ziebell, L. F., E-mail: luiz.ziebell@ufrgs.br; Gaelzer, R., E-mail: rudi.gaelzer@ufrgs.br [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Caixa Postal 15051, RS, CEP: 91501-970 Porto Alegre (Brazil)

    2014-11-15

    We investigate the dispersion relation for low frequency electromagnetic waves propagating parallel to the ambient magnetic field, considering that the velocity distributions of ions and electrons can be either bi-Maxwellian of product bi-kappa distributions. The effect of the anisotropy and non-thermal features associated to the product-bi-kappa distributions on the firehose instability are numerically investigated. The general conclusion to be drawn from the results obtained is that the increase in non-thermal features which is consequence of the decrease of the ? indexes in the ion distribution contributes to increase the instability in magnitude and wave number range, in comparison with bi-Maxwellian distributions with similar temperature anisotropy, and that the increase of non-thermal features in the electron distribution contributes to the quenching of the instability, which is nevertheless driven by the anisotropy in the ion distribution. Significant differences between results obtained either considering product-bi-kappa distributions or bi-kappa distributions are also reported.

  4. www.medicine.gu.se Minnesanteckningar forskarutbildningsutskottet, inst. fr medicin

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    www.medicine.gu.se Minnesanteckningar forskarutbildningsutskottet, inst. för medicin 2015 inflammationsforskning hälsas välkommen som ny ledamot i FUU. Per Ladenvall vid avd. för molekylär och klinisk medicin

  5. CdSe self-assembled quantum dots with ZnCdMgSe barriers emitting throughout the visible spectrum

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    Perez-Paz, M. Noemi; Zhou Xuecong; Munoz, Martin; Lu Hong; Sohel, Mohammad; Tamargo, Maria C.; Jean-Mary, Fleumingue; Akins, Daniel L.

    2004-12-27

    Self-assembled quantum dots of CdSe with ZnCdMgSe barriers have been grown by molecular beam epitaxy on InP substrates. The optical and microstructural properties were investigated using photoluminescence (PL) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurements. Control and reproducibility of the quantum dot (QD) size leading to light emission throughout the entire visible spectrum range has been obtained by varying the CdSe deposition time. Longer CdSe deposition times result in a redshift of the PL peaks as a consequence of an increase of QD size. AFM studies demonstrate the presence of QDs in uncapped structures. A comparison of this QD system with CdSe/ZnSe shows that not only the strain but also the chemical properties of the system play an important role in QD formation.

  6. ME/SE 740 Vision, Robotics & Planning Spring 2009

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    Lin, Xi

    ME/SE 740 ­ Vision, Robotics & Planning Spring 2009 Professor Pierre Dupont, Room 408, 110 Cummington Street 353-9596 pierre@bu.edu Required Text: A Mathematical Introduction to ROBOTIC MANIPULATION://www.engin.umich.edu/group/ctm/basic/basic.html #12;ME/SE 740 ­ Vision, Robotics & Planning 1/22/20092 Course Topics: 1. Introduction: · Historical

  7. APS/DPP 111207-se 1 University Fusion Association Meeting

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    Eckstrand for Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Fusion Energy Sciences Program Update www.ofes.fusion.doe.gov U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science #12;APS/DPP 111207-se 2 Topics · Budget status/DPP 111207-se 3 FY 2008 Fusion Energy Sciences Congressional Budget Request 144.6 146.3 20.8 311.7 FY 2007

  8. Approved Module Information for SE4031, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Extended Integrative Option Module Code: SE4031

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    Approved Module Information for SE4031, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Extended Integrative Option Module Code: SE4031 School: Engineering and Applied Science Module Type: Standard Module New Module? No Module Credits: 30 Module Management Information Module Leader Name Trevor Oliver Email Address t

  9. Optical Probing of metamagnetic phases in epitaxial EuSe

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    Galgano, G. D.; Henriques, A. B.; Bauer, G.; Springholz, G.

    2011-12-23

    EuSe is a wide gap magnetic semiconductors with a potential for applications in proof-of-concept spintronic devices. When the temperature is lowered, EuSe goes through sharp transitions between a variety of magnetic phases and is thus described as metamagnetic. The purpose of the present investigation is to correlate the magnetic order to the sharp dichroic doublet, discovered recently in high quality thin epitaxial layers of EuSe, grown by molecular beam epitaxy. We report detailed measurements of the doublet positions and intensities as a function of magnetic field in low temperatures, covering several magnetic phases.

  10. The Usefulness of Bi-Level Switching; Original Technical Note: November 1998. Revised August, 1999

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    Building Technologies Department

    1998-11-01

    California's Title 24 Energy Efficiency Building Standard requires multiple lighting level control in all individual offices. Usually, this requirement is fulfilled using bi-level switching. With bi-level switching, each office occupant is provided with two wall switches near the doorway to control their lights. In a typical installation, one switch would control 1/3 of the fluorescent lamps in the ceiling lighting system, while the other switch would control the remaining 2/3 of the lamps. This allows four possible light levels: OFF, 1/3, 2/3 and FULL lighting. Because it has been required by building code since 1983, bi-level switching is common in California office buildings. However, there is no published evidence showing that occupants sometimes use just one switch rather than just switching on both switches when entering the room. Consequently, some have questioned whether bi-level switching is a necessary or desirable requirement for typical office buildings. In fact, the draft national standard, ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1989K apparently does not require bi-level switching at all.

  11. Human papillomavirus 16 E5 induces bi-nucleated cell formation by cell-cell fusion

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    Hu Lulin; Plafker, Kendra [Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma (United States); Vorozhko, Valeriya [Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma (United States); Cell Cycle and Cancer Biology Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (United States); Zuna, Rosemary E. [Department of Pathology, University of Oklahoma HSC (United States); Hanigan, Marie H. [Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma (United States); Gorbsky, Gary J. [Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma (United States); Cell Cycle and Cancer Biology Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (United States); Plafker, Scott M. [Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma (United States); Angeletti, Peter C. [Nebraska Center for Virology (United States); Ceresa, Brian P. [Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma (United States)], E-mail: brian-ceresa@oushc.edu

    2009-02-05

    Human papillomaviruses (HPV) 16 is a DNA virus encoding three oncogenes - E5, E6, and E7. The E6 and E7 proteins have well-established roles as inhibitors of tumor suppression, but the contribution of E5 to malignant transformation is controversial. Using spontaneously immortalized human keratinocytes (HaCaT cells), we demonstrate that expression of HPV16 E5 is necessary and sufficient for the formation of bi-nucleated cells, a common characteristic of precancerous cervical lesions. Expression of E5 from non-carcinogenic HPV6b does not produce bi-nucleate cells. Video microscopy and biochemical analyses reveal that bi-nucleates arise through cell-cell fusion. Although most E5-induced bi-nucleates fail to propagate, co-expression of HPV16 E6/E7 enhances the proliferation of these cells. Expression of HPV16 E6/E7 also increases bi-nucleated cell colony formation. These findings identify a new role for HPV16 E5 and support a model in which complementary roles of the HPV16 oncogenes lead to the induction of carcinogenesis.

  12. Controlled synthesis of T-shaped BiVO{sub 4} and enhanced visible light responsive photocatalytic activity

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    Dong, Shuying; Yu, Chongfei; Li, Yukun; Li, Yihui; Sun, Jianhui; Geng, Xiaofei

    2014-03-15

    A novel T-shaped BiVO{sub 4} microcrystal photocatalyst was successfully synthesized by the hydrothermal method with the aid of a structure-directing surfactant SDBS in the present study. Having received well characterization with the aid of various techniques and the results showed that the SDBS greatly changed the microstructure of BiVO{sub 4}, which had a unique T shape and belonged to the monoclinic family. The fast exchange dynamics between the surfactants bound to the Bi{sup 3+} seed surface and the free VO{sub 3}{sup ?} in the solution significantly increase the rate of heterogeneous nucleation. In addition, the photocatalytic activity of the prepared T-shaped BiVO{sub 4} was evaluated by the degradation of Methylene Blue solution under visible light irradiation, 17% and 47% higher decolorization rates than the commercial P25 and BiVO{sub 4} synthesized without SDBS, respectively. Meanwhile, it has been found that the degradation kinetics of MB fitted the pseudo-first-order kinetics and the T-shaped BiVO{sub 4} also displayed high photocatalytic performance for metronidazole degradation. -- Graphical abstract: H{sub 2}O{sub 2} molecules function as electron trapping reagent to react with e{sup ?} to enhance the photocatalytic degradation efficiency of MB in the BiVO{sub 4}/H{sub 2}O{sub 2} system under visible light irradiation. Highlights: • T-shaped BiVO{sub 4} was synthesized using SDBS as a structure-directing surfactant. • SDBS greatly changed the microstructure of BiVO{sub 4}. • The T-shaped BiVO{sub 4} had a better visible-light photocatalytic activity. • Degradation kinetics of MB by BiVO{sub 4} fitted the pseudo-first-order kinetics.

  13. Enhanced thermoelectric power and electronic correlations in RuSe?

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    Wang, Kefeng; Wang, Aifeng; Tomic, A.; Wang, Limin; Abeykoon, A. M. Milinda; Dooryhee, E.; Billinge, S. J.L.; Petrovic, C.

    2015-03-03

    We report the electronic structure, electric and thermal transport properties of Ru??xIrxSe? (x ? 0.2). RuSe? is a semiconductor that crystallizes in a cubic pyrite unit cell. The Seebeck coefficient of RuSe? exceeds -200 µV/K around 730 K. Ir substitution results in the suppression of the resistivity and the Seebeck coefficient, suggesting the removal of the peaks in density of states near the Fermi level. Ru?.?Ir?.?Se? shows a semiconductor-metal crossover at about 30 K. The magnetic field restores the semiconducting behavior. Our results indicate the importance of the electronic correlations in enhanced thermoelectricity of RuSb?.

  14. Hot exciton transport in ZnSe quantum wells

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    Zhao, Hui; Moehl, Sebastian; Wachter, Sven; Kalt, Heinz

    2002-02-01

    The in-plane transport of excitons in ZnSe quantum wells is investigated directly by microphotoluminescence in combination with a solid immersion lens. Due to the strong Froehlich coupling, the initial kinetic energy of the excitons is well...

  15. Optical Properties of CdSe Nanoparticle Assemblies

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    Huser, T; Gerion, D; Zaitseva, N; Krol, D M; Leon, F R

    2003-11-24

    We report on three-dimensional fluorescence imaging of micron-size faceted crystals precipitated from solutions of CdSe nanocrystals. Such crystals have previously been suggested to be superlattices of CdSe quantum dots [1,2]. Possible applications for these materials include their use in optical and optoelectronic devices. The micron-size crystals were grown by slow evaporation from toluene solutions of CdSe nanocrystals in the range of 3-6 nm, produced by traditional wet-chemistry techniques. By using a confocal microscope with laser illumination, three-dimensional raster-scanning and synchronized hyper-spectral detection, we have generated spatial profiles of the fluorescence emission intensity and spectrum. The fluorescence data of the micro-crystals were compared with spectra of individual nanocrystals obtained from the same solution. The results do not support the assertion that these microcrystals consist of CdSe superlattices.

  16. Magneto-optical characterizations of FeTe???Se??? thin...

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    in the two thin films. Compared with bulk crystals, FeTeSe thin film demonstrates not only higher Tc, but also much larger Jc, which is attractive for...

  17. Computando lo aspero Por que se cuelgan las computadoras?

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    Figueira, Santiago

    ejemplo 0 + 1 = 1. Tambi´en puedo al 1 sumarle 1 y obtener el 2: (0 + 1) + 1 = 2 recursi´on: una funci´on que se llama a s´i misma. Por ejemplo, a la funci´on suma se puede definir como: suma(m, n) = n si m´olo un peque~no n´umero de s´imbolos reciben atenci´on (en el ejemplo, 2). Hay una cantidad finita de s

  18. Synthesis and properties of new CdSe-AgI-As{sub 2}Se{sub 3} chalcogenide glasses

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    Kassem, M.; ULCO, LPCA, EAC CNRS 4493 F-59140 Dunkerque ; Le Coq, D.; Fourmentin, M.; Hindle, F.; Bokova, M.; Cuisset, A.; Masselin, P.; Bychkov, E.; ULCO, LPCA, EAC CNRS 4493 F-59140 Dunkerque

    2011-02-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Determination of the glass-forming region in the pseudo-ternary CdSe-AgI-As{sub 2}Se{sub 3} system. {yields} Characterization of macroscopic properties of the new CdSe-AgI-As{sub 2}Se{sub 3} glasses. {yields} Far infrared transmission of chalcogenide glasses. {yields} Characterization of the total conductivity of CdSe-AgI-As{sub 2}Se{sub 3} glasses. -- Abstract: The glass-forming region in the pseudo-ternary CdSe-AgI-As{sub 2}Se{sub 3} system was determined. Measurements including differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), density, and X-ray diffraction were performed. The effect resulting from the addition of CdSe or AgI has been highlighted by examining three series of different base glasses. The characteristic temperatures of the glass samples, including glass transition (T{sub g}), crystallisation (T{sub x}), and melting (T{sub m}) temperatures are reported and used to calculate their {Delta}T = T{sub x} - T{sub g} and their Hruby, H{sub r} = (T{sub x} - T{sub g})/(T{sub m} - T{sub x}), criteria. Evolution of the total electrical conductivity {sigma} and the room temperature conductivity {sigma}{sub 298} was also studied. The terahertz transparency domain in the 50-600 cm{sup -1} region was pointed for different chalcogenide glasses (ChGs) and the potential of the THz spectroscopy was suggested to obtain structural information on ChGs.

  19. Multiple dielectric transitions in the PbTiO3-Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3-Bi(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3 David M. Stein,1

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    Rappe, Andrew M.

    . The next step toward using these tetragonality enhancing additives in piezoelectric applications boundary (MPB) to improve piezoelectric performance. Results from the (1Àx)[0.75 PbTiO3-0.25Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O investigated as a replace- ment for lead in piezoelectric perovskite systems. The Bi3þ cation possesses the 6

  20. Hydrogen in polar intermetallics: Syntheses and structures of the ternary Ca5Bi3D0.93, Yb5Bi3Hx, and Sm5Bi3H~1 by powder neutron or single crystal X-ray diffraction

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    Leon-Escamilla, E. Alejandro; Dervenagas, Panagiotis; Stasis, Constantine; Corbett, John D.

    2010-01-01

    The syntheses of the title compounds are described in detail. Structural characterizations from refinements of single crystal X-ray diffraction data for Yb{sub 5}Bi{sub 3}H{sub x} and Sm{sub 5}Bi{sub 3}H{sub 1} and of powder neutron diffraction data for Ca{sub 5}Bi{sub 3}D{sub 0.93(3)} are reported. These confirm that all three crystallize with the heavy atom structure type of {beta}-Yb{sub 5}Sb{sub 3}, and the third gives the first proof that the deuterium lies in the center of nominal calcium tetrahedra, isostructural with the Ca{sub 5}Sb{sub 3}F-type structure. These Ca and Yb phases are particularly stable with respect to dissociation to Mn{sub 5}Si{sub 3}-type product plus H{sub 2}. Some contradictions in the literature regarding Yb{sub 5}Sb{sub 3} and Yb{sub 5}Sb{sub 3}H{sub x} phases are considered in terms of adventitious hydrogen impurities that are generated during reactions in fused silica containers at elevated temperatures.

  1. First-Principles Study of Surface States of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}

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    Park, Kyungwha [Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)

    2011-12-26

    Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} is a topological insulator with time reversal symmetry possessing a single Dirac cone at a given surface. The surface states of topological insulators play a critical role in exotic physical phenomena and their applications. We investigate the surface states of thin films of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}(111) using density-functional theory including spin-orbit coupling. Considering one to six quintuple layers (QLs) of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films, we identify the surface states from calculated band structures using the decay length of the surface states and electron density plots. We show that the films of 1 and 2 QLs are too thin to hold the surface states protected topologically, and that for thicker films bands identified as surface states at {Gamma}-bar lose their surface-state features away from {Gamma}-bar. This method can be applied to other topological insulators.

  2. Experimental Realization of a Three-Dimensional Topological Insulator, Bi 2Te3

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    Siemons, W.

    2010-02-24

    Three-dimensional topological insulators are a new state of quantum matter with a bulk gap and odd number of relativistic Dirac fermions on the surface. By investigating the surface state of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we demonstrate that the surface state consists of a single nondegenerate Dirac cone. Furthermore, with appropriate hole doping, the Fermi level can be tuned to intersect only the surface states, indicating a full energy gap for the bulk states. Our results establish that Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} is a simple model system for the three-dimensional topological insulator with a single Dirac cone on the surface. The large bulk gap of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} also points to promising potential for high-temperature spintronics applications.

  3. Barrier-free subsurface incorporation of 3d metal atoms into Bi(111) films

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    Klein, C.; Vollmers, N. J.; Gerstmann, U.; Zahl, P.; Lukermann, D.; Jnawali, G.; Pfnur, H.; Sutter, P.; Tegenkamp, C.; Schmidt, W. G.; et al

    2015-05-27

    By combining scanning tunneling microscopy with density functional theory it is shown that the Bi(111) surface provides a well-defined incorporation site in the first bilayer that traps highly coordinating atoms such as transition metals (TMs) or noble metals. All deposited atoms assume exactly the same specific sevenfold coordinated subsurface interstitial site while the surface topography remains nearly unchanged. Notably, 3d TMs show a barrier-free incorporation. The observed surface modification by barrier-free subsorption helps to suppress aggregation in clusters. Thus, it allows a tuning of the electronic properties not only for the pure Bi(111) surface, but may also be observed formore »topological insulators formed by substrate-stabilized Bi bilayers.« less

  4. Laser Ranging Delay in the Bi-Metric Theory of Gravity

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    Sergei M. Kopeikin; Wei-Tou Ni

    2006-03-02

    We introduce a linearized bi-metric theory of gravity with two metrics. The metric g_{ab} describes null hypersurfaces of the gravitational field while light moves on null hypersurfaces of the optical metric \\bar{g}_{ab}. Bi-metrism naturally arises in vector-tensor theories with matter being non-minimally coupled to gravity via long-range vector field. We derive explicit Lorentz-invariant solution for a light ray propagating in space-time of the bi-metric theory and disentangle relativistic effects associated with the two metrics. This anlysis can be valuable for future spaceborne laser missions ASTROD and LATOR dedicated to map various relativistic gravity parameters in the solar system to unparalleled degree of accuracy.

  5. Ferromagnetism and the electronic band structure in (Ga,Mn)(Bi,As) epitaxial layers

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    Yastrubchak, O., E-mail: yastrub@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl [Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Pl. M. Curie-Sk?odowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin (Poland); Institute of Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences, 41 pr. Nauki, 03028 Kyiv (Ukraine); Sadowski, J. [MAX-IV Laboratory, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund (Sweden); Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Gluba, L.; ?uk, J.; Kulik, M. [Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Pl. M. Curie-Sk?odowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin (Poland); Domagala, J. Z.; Andrearczyk, T.; Wosinski, T. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Rawski, M. [Analytical Laboratory, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Pl. M. Curie-Sk?odowskiej 3, 20-031 Lublin (Poland)

    2014-08-18

    Impact of Bi incorporation into (Ga,Mn)As layers on their electronic- and band-structures as well as their magnetic and structural properties has been studied. Homogenous (Ga,Mn)(Bi,As) layers of high structural perfection have been grown by the low-temperature molecular-beam epitaxy technique. Post-growth annealing treatment of the layers results in an improvement of their structural and magnetic properties and an increase in the hole concentration in the layers. The modulation photoreflectance spectroscopy results are consistent with the valence-band model of hole-mediated ferromagnetism in the layers. This material combines the properties of (Ga,Mn)As and Ga(Bi,As) ternary compounds and offers the possibility of tuning its electrical and magnetic properties by controlling the alloy composition.

  6. Wavelength Invariant Bi/In Thermal Resist As A Si Anisotropic Etch Masking Layer And Direct Write Photomask Material

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    Chapman, Glenn H.

    . Thermal modeling has confirmed the exposure time/optical energy requirements for Bi/In. Exposed these problems: an inorganic based resist activated by optically driven thermal processes, i.e. a thermal resistWavelength Invariant Bi/In Thermal Resist As A Si Anisotropic Etch Masking Layer And Direct Write

  7. Advanced SiGe BiCMOS and CMOS platforms for Optical and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits

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    Voinigescu, Sorin Petre

    Advanced SiGe BiCMOS and CMOS platforms for Optical and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits P of building blocks designed in different CMOS and BiCMOS platforms are also presented. Finally, we conclude performance to address applications such as 60-GHz WLAN and 77-GHz automotive radar for which large volumes

  8. Nonmonotonic TC Trends in Bi-Based Ferroelectric Perovskite Solid Solutions Ilya Grinberg and Andrew M. Rappe

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    Rappe, Andrew M.

    Nonmonotonic TC Trends in Bi-Based Ferroelectric Perovskite Solid Solutions Ilya Grinberg compositional trends in ferroelectric BiBO3-PbTiO3 solid solutions for a variety of cations on the perovskite B-based perovskite alloys [Grinberg et al., J. Appl. Phys. 98, 094111 (2005)]) permit accurate prediction of cation

  9. Directed inorganic modification of bi-component polymer fibers by selective vapor reaction and atomic layer deposition

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    Khan, Saad A.

    and atomic layer deposition Bo Gong, Joseph C. Spagnola, Sara A. Arvidson, Saad A. Khan, Gregory N. Parsons Accepted 8 August 2012 Available online 21 August 2012 Keywords: Atomic layer deposition Bi-controlled composition can be formed using vapor-phase atomic layer deposition (ALD) on bi-component polymer fibers

  10. Giant Piezoelectricity in Monolayer Group IV Monochalcogenides: SnSe, SnS, GeSe and GeS

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    Fei, Ruixiang; Li, Ju; Yang, Li

    2015-01-01

    We predict enormous piezoelectric effects in intrinsic monolayer group IV monochalcogenides (MX, M=Sn or Ge, X=Se or S), including SnSe, SnS, GeSe and GeS. Using first-principle simulations based on the modern theory of polarization, we find that their characteristic piezoelectric coefficients are about two orders of magnitude larger than those of other 2D materials, such as MoS2 and GaSe, and bulk quartz and AlN which are widely used in industry. This enhancement is a result of the unique "puckered" D2h symmetry and weaker chemical bonds of monolayer group IV monochalcogenides. Given the achieved experimental advances in fabrication of monolayers, their flexible character and ability to withstand enormous strain, these 2D structures with giant piezoelectric effects may be promising for a broad range of applications, such as nano-sized sensors, piezotronics, and energy harvesting in portable electronic devices.

  11. Synthesis of highly phase pure (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor

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    Dorris, S.E.; Poeppel, R.B.; Prorok, B.C.; Lanagan, M.T.; Maroni, V.A.

    1994-10-11

    An article and method of manufacture of (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor are disclosed. The superconductor is manufactured by preparing a first powdered mixture of bismuth oxide, lead oxide, strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. A second powdered mixture is then prepared of strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. The mixtures are calcined separately with the two mixtures then combined. The resulting combined mixture is then subjected to a powder in tube deformation and thermal processing to produce a substantially phase pure (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor. 5 figs.

  12. Synthesis of highly phase pure (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor

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    Dorris, Stephen E. (La Grange Park, IL); Poeppel, Roger B. (Glen Ellyn, IL); Prorok, Barton C. (Harrisville, PA); Lanagan, Michael T. (Woodridge, IL); Maroni, Victor A. (Naperville, IL)

    1994-01-01

    An article and method of manufacture of (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor. The superconductor is manufactured by preparing a first powdered mixture of bismuth oxide, lead oxide, strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. A second powdered mixture is then prepared of strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. The mixtures are calcined separately with the two mixtures then combined. The resulting combined mixture is then subjected to a powder in tube deformation and thermal processing to produce a substantially phase pure (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor.

  13. Shubnikov-de Haas Oscillations in the Bulk Rashba Semiconductor BiTeI

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    Bell, C.; Bahramy, M.S.; Murakawa, H.; Checkelsky, J.G.; Arita, R.; Kaneko, Y.; Onose, Y.; Nagaosa, N.; Tokura, Y.; Hwang, H.Y.

    2012-07-11

    Bulk magnetoresistance quantum oscillations are observed in high quality single crystal samples of BiTeI. This compound shows an extremely large internal spin-orbit coupling, associated with the polarity of the alternating Bi, Te, and I layers perpendicular to the c-axis. The corresponding areas of the inner and outer Fermi surfaces around the A-point show good agreement with theoretical calculations, demonstrating that the intrinsic bulk Rashba-type splitting is nearly 360 meV, comparable to the largest spin-orbit coupling generated in heterostructures and at surfaces.

  14. Bandgap and optical absorption edge of GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} alloys with 0?

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    Masnadi-Shirazi, M.; Lewis, R. B.; Bahrami-Yekta, V.; Tiedje, T.; Chicoine, M.; Servati, P.

    2014-12-14

    The compositional dependence of the fundamental bandgap of pseudomorphic GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} layers on GaAs substrates is studied at room temperature by optical transmission and photoluminescence spectroscopies. All GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} films (0???x???17.8%) show direct optical bandgaps, which decrease with increasing Bi content, closely following density functional theory predictions. The smallest measured bandgap is 0.52?eV (?2.4??m) at 17.8% Bi. Extrapolating a fit to the data, the GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} bandgap is predicted to reach 0?eV at 35% Bi. Below the GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} bandgap, exponential absorption band tails are observed with Urbach energies 3–6 times larger than that of bulk GaAs. The Urbach parameter increases with Bi content up to 5.5% Bi, and remains constant at higher concentrations. The lattice constant and Bi content of GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} layers (0?Bi is estimated to be 6.33?±?0.05?Å, from extrapolation of the Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and x-ray diffraction data.

  15. Excited-State Relaxation in PbSe Quantum Dots

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    An, J. M.; Califano, M.; Franceschetti, A.; Zunger, A.

    2008-01-01

    In solids the phonon-assisted, nonradiative decay from high-energy electronic excited states to low-energy electronic excited states is picosecond fast. It was hoped that electron and hole relaxation could be slowed down in quantum dots, due to the unavailability of phonons energy matched to the large energy-level spacings ('phonon-bottleneck'). However, excited-state relaxation was observed to be rather fast ({le}1 ps) in InP, CdSe, and ZnO dots, and explained by an efficient Auger mechanism, whereby the excess energy of electrons is nonradiatively transferred to holes, which can then rapidly decay by phonon emission, by virtue of the densely spaced valence-band levels. The recent emergence of PbSe as a novel quantum-dot material has rekindled the hope for a slow down of excited-state relaxation because hole relaxation was deemed to be ineffective on account of the widely spaced hole levels. The assumption of sparse hole energy levels in PbSe was based on an effective-mass argument based on the light effective mass of the hole. Surprisingly, fast intraband relaxation times of 1-7 ps were observed in PbSe quantum dots and have been considered contradictory with the Auger cooling mechanism because of the assumed sparsity of the hole energy levels. Our pseudopotential calculations, however, do not support the scenario of sparse hole levels in PbSe: Because of the existence of three valence-band maxima in the bulk PbSe band structure, hole energy levels are densely spaced, in contradiction with simple effective-mass models. The remaining question is whether the Auger decay channel is sufficiently fast to account for the fast intraband relaxation. Using the atomistic pseudopotential wave functions of Pb{sub 2046}Se{sub 2117} and Pb{sub 260}Se{sub 249} quantum dots, we explicitly calculated the electron-hole Coulomb integrals and the P {yields} S electron Auger relaxation rate. We find that the Auger mechanism can explain the experimentally observed P {yields} S intraband decay time scale without the need to invoke any exotic relaxation mechanisms.

  16. {jhlee, hschun, btzhang}@bi.snu.ac.kr SimulationforMolecularPatternClassificationofDrama

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    Zhang, Byoung-Tak

    ] Mao, C., LaBean, T. H., Relf, J. H. & Seeman, N. C. Logical computation using algorithmic self-assemblyDNA O1 2 1234 1 2 3 4 {jhlee, hschun, btzhang}@bi.snu.ac.kr SimulationforMolecular . DNA [15]. . [1] Adleman, L. Molecular computation of solutions

  17. BI-SCALE LMS EQUALIZATION FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE A. A. (Louis) Beex and Takeshi Ikuma

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    BI-SCALE LMS EQUALIZATION FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE A. A. (Louis) Beex and Takeshi Ikuma DSPRL transversal least-mean- square (LMS) equalizer in a narrowband-interference dominated environment operates. In addition, the time-varying component of the LMS weight vector results in a steady-state mean square error

  18. Stochastic bi-resonance without external signal in the CO O2 catalytic oxidation reaction system

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    Yang, Lingfa

    Stochastic bi-resonance without external signal in the CO O2 catalytic oxidation reaction system reaction systems13 including the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide (CO O2) and the catalytic reduction; accepted 19 April 1999 The noisy dynamic behavior of a surface catalytic reaction model to describe

  19. BINGO: a code for the efficient computation of the scalar bi-spectrum

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    Hazra, Dhiraj Kumar [Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhunsi, Allahabad 211019 (India); Sriramkumar, L. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India); Martin, Jérôme, E-mail: dhiraj@apctp.org, E-mail: sriram@physics.iitm.ac.in, E-mail: jmartin@iap.fr [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR7095-CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 98bis boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris (France)

    2013-05-01

    We present a new and accurate Fortran code, the BI-spectra and Non-Gaussianity Operator (BINGO), for the efficient numerical computation of the scalar bi-spectrum and the non-Gaussianity parameter f{sub NL} in single field inflationary models involving the canonical scalar field. The code can calculate all the different contributions to the bi-spectrum and the parameter f{sub NL} for an arbitrary triangular configuration of the wavevectors. Focusing firstly on the equilateral limit, we illustrate the accuracy of BINGO by comparing the results from the code with the spectral dependence of the bi-spectrum expected in power law inflation. Then, considering an arbitrary triangular configuration, we contrast the numerical results with the analytical expression available in the slow roll limit, for, say, the case of the conventional quadratic potential. Considering a non-trivial scenario involving deviations from slow roll, we compare the results from the code with the analytical results that have recently been obtained in the case of the Starobinsky model in the equilateral limit. As an immediate application, we utilize BINGO to examine of the power of the non-Gaussianity parameter f{sub NL} to discriminate between various inflationary models that admit departures from slow roll and lead to similar features in the scalar power spectrum. We close with a summary and discussion on the implications of the results we obtain.

  20. Solar Energy 74 (2003) 157173 Comparison between ray-tracing simulations and bi-directional

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    2003-01-01

    Solar Energy 74 (2003) 157­173 Comparison between ray-tracing simulations and bi-Louis Scartezzini a Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL Cyclotron Road, MS 2-300, Berkeley, CA 94720-8134, USA Abstract Evaluation of solar heat gain and daylight

  1. Multiple Access and Two-way Channels with Energy Harvesting and Bi-directional

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    Yener, Aylin

    Multiple Access and Two-way Channels with Energy Harvesting and Bi-directional Energy Cooperation transmitters that can cooperate by transferring energy to each other. Specifically, the jointly optimal-directional extension of the energy cooperation model is considered. Using an equivalent energy transfer efficiency

  2. Oxygen-induced bi-modal failure phenomenon in SiOx-based resistive switching memory

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    Yu, Edward T.

    -pJ energy consumption,3 low cost, and robust reliability.4 A simple process with conventional CMOS Carlo simulation using bi-modal statistics to enable feature distribution modeling of failure modes are the critical requirements for commercial ReRAM products. Silicon oxide (SiOx) has been used as gate dielectrics

  3. Bi-maximal mixing at GUT, the low energy data and the leptogenesis

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    S. Kanemura; K. Matsuda; H. Nakano; T. Ota; T. Shindou; E. Takasugi; K. Tsumura

    2004-11-18

    In the framework of the minimum supersymmetric model with right-handed neutrinos, we consider the Bi-maximal mixing which is realized at the GUT scale and discuss a question that this model can reproduce the low energy phenomena and the leptogenesis.

  4. Enhanced irreversibility by crystal defects in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system

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    Salem-Sugui, S. Jr.; Shi, Donglu; McFarland, S.E.

    1991-04-01

    We measured magnetic irreversibility, H*(T), in liquid-quenched Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O samples with various microstructures at high applied field (up to 7 T). We found that H*(T) is considerably increased in the Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}O{sub x} (2234) sample with a large amount of crystal defects, including severe lattice distortion and calcium and copper rich precipitates. We argue that the lattice distortion may affect the degree of anisotropy and the Josephson coupling between the Cu-O layers, which in turn enhance the irreversibility in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system. A critical current density, J{sub c}, of 8 {times} 10{sup 4} A/cm{sup 2} at 8 kG and 40 K was obtained in the 2234 sample with many defects, while the J{sub c} dropped significantly at the same temperature and field in the near stoichiometry Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} (2223) sample with a uniform microstructure.

  5. BiP Clustering Facilitates Protein Folding in the Endoplasmic Reticulum

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    Petzold, Linda R.

    BiP Clustering Facilitates Protein Folding in the Endoplasmic Reticulum Marc Griesemer1. *, Carissa (ER): translocation, protein folding, and ER-associated degradation. To facilitate protein folding may enhance protein folding and maturation. Scenarios were simulated to gauge the effectiveness

  6. BiTR: Built-in Tamper Resilience Seung Geol Choi

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    BiTR: Built-in Tamper Resilience Seung Geol Choi Aggelos Kiayias Tal Malkin January 12, 2012 Abstract The assumption of the availability of tamper-proof hardware tokens has been used extensively physical attacks such as leakage and tampering. In this paper we put forward the notion of Built-in Tamper

  7. Variable mode bi-directional and uni-directional computer communication system

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    Cornett, Frank N.; Jenkins, Philip N.; Bowman, Terrance L.; Placek, Joseph M.; Thorson, Gregory M.

    2004-12-14

    A variable communication systems comprising a plurality of transceivers and a control circuit connected to the transceivers to configure the transceivers to operate in a bi-directional mode and a uni-directional mode at different times using different transfer methods to transfer data.

  8. Development of a Microfluidic Device for Synthesis of Lipid Bi-Layer In-Situ 

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    Banneyake, Bm U.

    2010-01-14

    , is thinned to form a lipid bi-layer by a continuous flow of buffer solution on both sides of the aperture in the microfluidic device. The microfluidic device is expected to have advantages from its compact design. Further, the new approach is expected...

  9. Preparation of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductors from oxide-glass precursors

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    Hinks, David G. (Lemont, IL); Capone, II, Donald W. (Northbridge, MA)

    1992-01-01

    A superconductor and precursor therefor from oxide mixtures of Ca, Sr, Bi and Cu. Glass precursors quenched to elevated temperatures result in glass free of crystalline precipitates having enhanced mechanical properties. Superconductors are formed from the glass precursors by heating in the presence of oxygen to a temperature below the melting point of the glass.

  10. Supersonic Bi-Directional Flying Wing, Part II: Conceptual Design of a High Speed Civil Transport

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    Zha, Gecheng

    ° so that the side of the airplane during supersonic flight becomes the front of the airplane airplanes and is not a serious problem for transonic flight due to the low supersonic Mach numberSupersonic Bi-Directional Flying Wing, Part II: Conceptual Design of a High Speed Civil Transport

  11. Synchronization transitions in ensembles of noisy oscillators with bi-harmonic coupling

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    Pikovsky, Arkady

    with a bi-harmonic coupling function, and two sources of disorder--diversity of the intrinsic oscillators junctions, where the dynamics of a single junction in the array is governed by a double-well energy of disorder that hinder synchroni- zation, namely diversity of oscillators' frequencies, and white additive

  12. A bi-level heuristic for steel plant scheduling under complex time-

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    Renewables Expansion Demand & Supply Variable electricity prices (2) Energy Efficiency Demand-Side Response GRIDA bi-level heuristic for steel plant scheduling under complex time- sensitive price structures H-21.11.2014 1ABB Corporate Research Germany, 2Technical University of Dortmund Germany, 3Carnegie Mellon

  13. A SingleQuery BiDirectional Probabilistic Roadmap Planner with Lazy Collision Checking

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    1 A Single­Query Bi­Directional Probabilistic Roadmap Planner with Lazy Collision Checking Gildardo probabilistic roadmap (PRM) planner that is: single­query --it does not pre­compute a roadmap, but uses the two the robot's free space by concurrently building a roadmap made of two trees rooted at the query

  14. A Bi-Criteria Measure to Assess Supply Chain Network Performance for Critical Needs

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    Nagurney, Anna

    needs may be defined as those products and supplies that are essential to hu- man health and lifeA Bi-Criteria Measure to Assess Supply Chain Network Performance for Critical Needs Under Capacity and Demand Disruptions Qiang Qiang Management Division Pennsylvania State University Great Valley School

  15. Reversal mechanisms of coupled bi-component magnetic nanostructures G. Shimon,1,2

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    Adeyeye, Adekunle

    in applications such as high density information storage,1­3 domain wall (DW) logic,4,5 and memory devices.6Reversal mechanisms of coupled bi-component magnetic nanostructures G. Shimon,1,2 A. O. Adeyeye,1 Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4747446] Thin film ferromagnetic nanostructures have been

  16. se de doctorat en informatique Comprendre le Web cach

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    niveau à l'aide de telles descriptions. Abstract e hidden Web (also known as deep or invisible Web'informations, complexité Keywords: hidden Web, deep Web, databases, information extraction, complexity tel-00198150,versionèse de doctorat en informatique Comprendre le Web caché Understanding the Hidden Web Pierre

  17. MINIREVIEW / MINISYNTHE` SE The role of chromatin structure in regulating

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    Krebs, Jocelyn E.

    within many stress-induced promoters, such as stress re- sponse elements and heat shock elements, allow. Key words: chromatin, transcription, stress response, heat shock. Re´sume´ : Toutes les cellules, quMINIREVIEW / MINISYNTHE` SE The role of chromatin structure in regulating stress

  18. ctualmente se afronta una im-portante prdida de biodiversi-

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    Figuerola, Jordi

    a los medios de comunicación y sean cada vez más tratadas en la prensa científica, no son un fenómeno enfermedades con nuestras actividades por encima del nivel que se daba en siglos ante- riores. Por último y percepción pública sobre la necesidad de conservar el medio natural (¿no sería mejor ma- tar a todos los

  19. www.medicine.gu.se Minnesanteckningar Forskarutbildningsutskottet, inst. fr medicin

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    www.medicine.gu.se Minnesanteckningar ­ Forskarutbildningsutskottet, inst. för medicin 2015, forskare vid avd. för molekylär och klinisk medicin hälsas välkommen som ny ledamot i FUU. Pauline ersätter informerade om hur antagningarna granskas vid avd. för molekylär och klinisk medicin. De vanligaste bristerna

  20. Transformation toughening in an antiferroelectric ceramic *, S.E. Younga

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    Hong, Wei

    1 Transformation toughening in an antiferroelectric ceramic X. Tana, *, S.E. Younga , Y.H. Seob , J of the crystal symmetry, dielectric constant, field-induced polarization, and Raman spectrum on ceramic Pb0.99Nb0 is demonstrated in the antiferroelectric ceramic with both indentation fracture and R-curve experiments

  1. 2030 SE Marine Science Drive Newport, Oregon 973665-5296

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    2030 SE Marine Science Drive Newport, Oregon 973665-5296 Telephone 541-867-0100 Fax 541-867-0138 Web Page http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center 2006.....................................2 Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station...........................2 OSU-COMES Seafood Research

  2. The ionic conductivity and local environment of cations in Bi{sub 9}ReO{sub 17}

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    Thompson, M. [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Herranz, T.; Santos, B.; Marco, J.F. [Instituto de Quimica-Fisica 'Rocasolano', Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Berry, F.J. [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Greaves, C., E-mail: c.greaves@bham.ac.u [School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom)

    2010-09-15

    The influence of temperature on the structure of Bi{sub 9}ReO{sub 17} has been investigated using differential thermal analysis, variable temperature X-ray diffraction and neutron powder diffraction. The material undergoes an order-disorder transition at {approx}1000 K on heating, to form a fluorite-related phase. The local environments of the cations in fully ordered Bi{sub 9}ReO{sub 17} have been investigated by Bi L{sub III}- and Re L{sub III}-edge extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) measurements to complement the neutron powder diffraction information. Whereas rhenium displays regular tetrahedral coordination, all bismuth sites show coordination geometries which reflect the importance of a stereochemically active lone pair of electrons. Because of the wide range of Bi-O distances, EXAFS data are similar to those observed for disordered structures, and are dominated by the shorter Bi-O bonds. Ionic conductivity measurements indicate that ordered Bi{sub 9}ReO{sub 17} exhibits reasonably high oxide ion conductivity, corresponding to 2.9x10{sup -5} {Omega}{sup -1} cm{sup -1} at 673 K, whereas the disordered form shows higher oxide ion conductivity (9.1x10{sup -4} {Omega}{sup -1} cm{sup -1} at 673 K). - Graphical abstract: The structure of Bi{sub 9}ReO{sub 17} is discussed and related to the ionic conductivity of the ordered and disordered forms.

  3. Enhanced photocatalytic performance of g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} with BiOCl quantum dots modification

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    Zheng, Chun-zhi Zhang, Chun-yong Zhang, Guo-hua Zhao, De-jian Wang, Ya-zhen

    2014-07-01

    Highlights: • Novel BiOCl quantum dots modified g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} photocatalyst was synthesized. • BiOCl-g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} showed much higher photocatalytic activity than pure g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} and BiOCl. • High separation efficiency of photoinduced carriers results in the enhanced performance. - Abstract: Novel BiOCl quantum dots modified g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} photocatalyst was synthesized by a one-step chemical bath method at low temperature. The photocatalyst was characterized using X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission microscopy UV–visible light diffusion reflectance spectrometry, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The results indicated that BiOCl quantum dots were dispersed on g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} to form heterojunction structures with high specific surface area. BiOCl-g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} showed much higher photocatalytic activity than pure g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} and BiOCl for rhodamine B degradation. The enhanced performance was induced by the high separation efficiency of photoinduced carriers.

  4. Characterization and visible light photocatalytic mechanism of size-controlled BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles

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    He, Jian; Guo, Renqing; Fang, Liang; Dong, Wen; Zheng, Fengang; Shen, Mingrong

    2013-09-01

    Graphical abstract: BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles showed the size-dependent photocatalytic properties, and the corresponding photocatalytic mechanism for the pollutant degradation was proposed. - Highlights: • Size-controlled BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles were prepared by sol–gel method. • The hydroxyl radicals were the main reactive species responsible for the pollutant degradation. • BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles showed the size-dependent photocatalytic properties. - Abstract: BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles with controlled particle size were synthesized via sol–gel method. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscope, Raman spectra, nitrogen adsorption technique and UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectra. Photocatalytic activity of BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles was further examined by monitoring the degradation of Rhodamine B dye in an aqueous solution under visible light irradiation. Through the calculation of band position and a number of diagnostic experiments, the photocatalytic mechanism of BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles was proposed in this study. It was found that the hydroxyl radicals originated from the photogenerated electrons were the main reactive species responsible for the pollutant degradation. Moreover, with the variations of annealing temperature and time, the average crystallite size, specific surface area and crystallinity of BiFeO{sub 3} nanoparticles could be changed, which thus affected the photocatalytic activity of the corresponding samples.

  5. Sharp inflaton potentials and bi-spectra: effects of smoothening the discontinuity

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    Martin, Jérôme [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR7095-CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 98bis boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France. (France); Sriramkumar, L. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, India. (India); Hazra, Dhiraj Kumar, E-mail: jmartin@iap.fr, E-mail: sriram@physics.iitm.ac.in, E-mail: dhiraj@apctp.org [Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 790-784, Korea. (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-09-01

    Sharp shapes in the inflaton potentials often lead to short departures from slow roll which, in turn, result in deviations from scale invariance in the scalar power spectrum. Typically, in such situations, the scalar power spectrum exhibits a burst of features associated with modes that leave the Hubble radius either immediately before or during the epoch of fast roll. Moreover, one also finds that the power spectrum turns scale invariant at smaller scales corresponding to modes that leave the Hubble radius at later stages, when slow roll has been restored. In other words, the imprints of brief departures from slow roll, arising out of sharp shapes in the inflaton potential, are usually of a finite width in the scalar power spectrum. Intuitively, one may imagine that the scalar bi-spectrum too may exhibit a similar behavior, i.e. a restoration of scale invariance at small scales, when slow roll has been reestablished. However, in the case of the Starobinsky model (viz. the model described by a linear inflaton potential with a sudden change in its slope) involving the canonical scalar field, it has been found that, a rather sharp, though short, departure from slow roll can leave a lasting and significant imprint on the bi-spectrum. The bi-spectrum in this case is found to grow linearly with the wavenumber at small scales, a behavior which is clearly unphysical. In this work, we study the effects of smoothening the discontinuity in the Starobinsky model on the scalar bi-spectrum. Focusing on the equilateral limit, we analytically show that, for smoother potentials, the bi-spectrum indeed turns scale invariant at suitably large wavenumbers. We also confirm the analytical results numerically using our newly developed code BINGO. We conclude with a few comments on certain related points.

  6. Insulation and Heat Treatment of Bi-2212 Wire for Wind-and-React Coils

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    Peter K. F. Hwang

    2007-10-22

    Higher Field Magnets demand higher field materials such as Bi-2212 round superconducting wire. The Bi-2212 wire manufacture process depends on the coil fabrication method and wire insulation material. Considering the wind-and-react method, the coil must unifirmly heated to the melt temperature and uniformly cooled to the solidification temperature. During heat treat cycle for tightly wound coils, the leakage melt from conductor can chemically react with insulation on the conductor and creat short turns in the coils. In this research project, conductor, insulation, and coils are made to systemically study the suitable insulation materials, coil fabrication method, and heat treatment cycles. In this phase I study, 800 meters Bi-2212 wire with 3 different insulation materials have been produced. Best insulation material has been identified after testing six small coils for insulation integrity and critical current at 4.2 K. Four larger coils (2" dia) have been also made with Bi-2212 wrapped with best insulation and with different heattreatment cycle. These coils were tested for Ic in a 6T background field and at 4.2 K. The test result shows that Ic from 4 coils are very close to short samples (1 meter) result. It demonstrates that HTS coils can be made with Bi-2212 wire with best insulation consistently. Better wire insulation, improving coil winding technique, and wire manufacture process can be used for a wide range of high field magnet application including acclerators such as Muon Collider, fusion energy research, NMR spectroscopy, MRI, and other industrial magnets.

  7. Future use of BI-GAS facility. Final report, Part II. [Other possible uses

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    Not Available

    1981-09-01

    The 120 tpd BI-GAS pilot plant, intended to produce SNG at high pressure, was completed in 1976. For the next three and a half years, the operator, Stearns-Roger Inc., was engaged in operating the plant while overcoming a series of mechanical problems that have prevented the plant from running at design capacity and pressure. Since July 1980, these problems have apparently been corrected and considerable progress was made. In late 1979, the Yates Congressional Committee directed DOE to investigate the possibility of establishing an entrained-bed gasifier test facility at the site. In January 1981, the DOE established a study group composed of DOE and UOP/SDC personnel to determine how best to use the BI-GAS facility. The group considered four possibilities: Continue operation of the facility in accordance with the technical program plan developed by DOE and Stearns-Roger; modify the plant into an entrained-bed facility for testing components and processes; mothball the facility, or dismantle the facility. The group took the view that modifying the plant into a test facility would increase substantially the amount of engineering data available to the designers of commercial gasification plants. Since it appears that syngas plants will be of commercial interest sooner than SNG plants will, it was decided that the facility should test syngas production components and processes at high pressure. Consequently, it was recommended that: Operation of the plant be continued, both to collect data and to prove the BI-GAS process, as long as the schedule of the technical program plan is met; Begin at once to prepare a detailed design for modifying the BI-GAS plant to a high-pressure, entrained flow syngas test facility; and Implement the modification plan as soon as the BI-GAS process is proven or it becomes apparent that progress is unsatisfactory.

  8. Parametrization of lepton mixing matrix in terms of deviations from bi-maximal and tri-bimaximl mixing

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    Chandan Duarah; K. Sashikanta Singh; N. Nimai Singh

    2015-03-26

    We parametrize lepton mixing matrix, known as PMNS matrix, in terms of three parameters which account deviations of three mixing angles from their bi-maximal or tri-bimaximal values. On the basis of this parametrization we can determine corresponding charged lepton mixing matrix in terms of those three parameters which can deviate bi-maximal or tri-bimaximal mixing. We find that the charged lepton mixing matrices which can deviate bi-maximal mixing matrix and tri-bimaximal mixing matrix exhibit similar structures. Numerical analysis shows that these charged lepton mixing matrices are close to CKM matrix of quark sector.

  9. Quantum confined acceptors and donors in InSe nanosheets

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    Mudd, G. W.; Patanè, A. Makarovsky, O.; Eaves, L.; Kudrynskyi, Z. R.; Kovalyuk, Z. D.; Fay, M. W.; Zólyomi, V.; Falko, V.

    2014-12-01

    We report on the radiative recombination of photo-excited carriers bound at native donors and acceptors in exfoliated nanoflakes of nominally undoped rhombohedral ?-polytype InSe. The binding energies of these states are found to increase with the decrease in flake thickness, L. We model their dependence on L using a two-dimensional hydrogenic model for impurities and show that they are strongly sensitive to the position of the impurities within the nanolayer.

  10. Does MoSE cope with inland tsunamis hazard?

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    Panza, Giuliano Francesco; Romanelli, Fabio

    2014-01-01

    In this work we use morphostructural zonation and pattern recognition techniques to identify a potential seismic source located inland very near Venice, and then we evaluate how a tsunami wave generated from this source can affect the MoSE gates if they are standing up (closed) during the tsunami event. From our simulation we get both peaks and troughs as first arrivals: the behavior of the barriers in these two situations could be a very important design matter.

  11. Perlick: Order (2013-SE-14001) | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested PartiesBuilding energy codes havePUBLICofPatriciaOrder (2013-SE-14001)

  12. Perlick: Proposed Penalty (2013-SE-14001) | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested PartiesBuilding energy codes havePUBLICofPatriciaOrder (2013-SE-14001)Proposed

  13. Metal contacts on ZnSe and GaN

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    Duxstad, K J [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Materials Science and Mineral Engineering

    1997-05-01

    Recently, considerable interest has been focused on the development of blue light emitting materials and devices. The focus has been on GaN and ZnSe, direct band gap semiconductors with bands gaps of 3.4 and 2.6 eV, respectively. To have efficient, reliable devices it is necessary to have thermally and electrically stable Ohmic contacts. This requires knowledge of the metal-semiconductor reaction behavior. To date few studies have investigated this behavior. Much information has accumulated over the years on the behavior of metals on Si and GaAs. This thesis provides new knowledge for the more ionic wide band gap semiconductors. The initial reaction temperatures, first phases formed, and phase stability of Pt, Pd, and Ni on both semiconductors were investigated. The reactions of these metals on ZnSe and GaN are discussed in detail and correlated with predicted behavior. In addition, comparisons are made between these highly ionic semiconductors and Si and GaAs. The trends observed here should also be applicable to other II-VI and III-Nitride semiconductor systems, while the information on phase formation and stability should be useful in the development of contacts for ZnSe and GaN devices.

  14. Temperature-dependent structural property and power factor of n type thermoelectric Bi{sub 0.90}Sb{sub 0.10} and Bi{sub 0.86}Sb{sub 0.14} alloys

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    Malik, K.; Das, Diptasikha; Bandyopadhyay, S.; Banerjee, Aritra; Center for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Calcutta, JD-2, Sector-III, Saltlake City, Kolkata 700 098 ; Mandal, P.; Srihari, Velaga

    2013-12-09

    Thermal variation of structural property, linear thermal expansion coefficient (?), resistivity (?), thermopower (S), and power factor (PF) of polycrystalline Bi{sub 1-x}Sb{sub x} (x?=?0.10 and 0.14) samples are reported. Temperature-dependent powder diffraction experiments indicate that samples do not undergo any structural phase transition. Rietveld refinement technique has been used to perform detailed structural analysis. Temperature dependence of ? is found to be stronger for Bi{sub 0.90}Sb{sub 0.10}. Also, PF for direct band gap Bi{sub 0.90}Sb{sub 0.10} is higher as compared to that for indirect band gap Bi{sub 0.86}Sb{sub 0.14}. Role of electron-electron and electron-phonon scattering on ?, S, and PF has been discussed.

  15. APdCu(Se2)(Se3) (A ) K and Rb): New Quaternary Copper Palladium Polyselenides with Unusual Metal-Selenium Coordination

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    Li, Jing

    APdCu(Se2)(Se3) (A ) K and Rb): New Quaternary Copper Palladium Polyselenides with Unusual Metal structurally characterized quaternary copper palladium polychalcogenides with a (Se2)2- and a (Se3)2- fragment ) K and Rb), which are the first quaternary copper palladium polychalcogenides obtained

  16. Magnetic Transitions in the Spin-5/2 Frustrated Magnet BiMn2PO6 and Strong Lattice Softening in BiMn2PO6 and BiZn2PO6 Below 200 K

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    Nath, R; Ranjith, K M; Roy, B; Johnston, D C; Furukawa, Y; Tsirlin, A A

    2014-07-01

    The crystallographic, magnetic, and thermal properties of polycrystalline BiMn2PO6 and its nonmagnetic analog BiZn2PO6 are investigated by x-ray diffraction, magnetization M, magnetic susceptibility ?, heat capacity Cp, and P31 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements versus applied magnetic field H and temperature T as well as by density-functional band theory and molecular-field calculations. Both compounds show a strong monotonic lattice softening on cooling, where the Debye temperature decreases by a factor of two from ?D?650 K at T=300 K to ?D?300 K at T=2 K. The ?(T) data for BiMn2PO6 above 150 K follow a Curie-Weiss law with a Curie constant consistent with a Mn+2 spin S=5/2 with g factor g=2 and an antiferromagnetic (AFM) Weiss temperature ?CW??78 K. The ? data indicate long-range AFM ordering below TN?30 K, confirmed by a sharp ?-shaped peak in Cp(T) at 28.8 K. The magnetic entropy at 100 K extracted from the Cp(T) data is consistent with spin S=5/2 for the Mn+2 cations. The band-theory calculations indicate that BiMn2PO6 is an AFM compound with dominant interactions J1/kB?6.7 K and J3/kB?5.6 K along the legs and rungs of a Mn two-leg spin-ladder, respectively. However, sizable and partially frustrating interladder couplings lead to an anisotropic three-dimensional magnetic behavior with long-range AFM ordering at TN?30 K observed in the ?, Cp, and NMR measurements. A second magnetic transition at ?10 K is observed from the ? and NMR measurements but is not evident in the Cp data. The Cp data at low T suggest a significant contribution from AFM spin waves moving in three dimensions and the absence of a spin-wave gap. A detailed analysis of the NMR spectra indicates commensurate magnetic order between 10 and 30 K, while below 10 K additional features appear that may arise from an incommensurate modulation and/or spin canting. The commensurate order is consistent with microscopic density functional calculations that yield a collinear Néel-type AFM spin arrangement both within and between the ladders, despite the presence of multiple weak interactions frustrating this magnetic structure of the Mn spins. Frustration for AFM ordering and the one-dimensional spatial anisotropy of the three-dimensional spin interactions are manifested in the frustration ratio f=|?CW|/TN?2.6, indicating a suppression of TN from 68 K in the absence of these effects to the observed value of about 30 K in BiMn2PO6.

  17. Morphotropic phase boundary and electric properties in (1-x)Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-xBiCoO3 lead-free piezoelectric ceramics

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    Cao, Wenwu

    -free piezoelectric ceramics Fei-Fei Guo, Bin Yang, Shan-Tao Zhang, Xiao Liu, Li-Mei Zheng et al. Citation: J. Appl ceramics Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 252905 (2012) Enhanced piezoelectric performance from carbon fluoropolymer phase boundary and electric properties in (12x)Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-xBiCoO3 lead-free piezoelectric ceramics

  18. Deep level defects in n-type GaAsBi and GaAs grown at low temperatures

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    Mooney, P. M.; Watkins, K. P.; Jiang, Zenan; Basile, A. F.; Lewis, R. B.; Bahrami-Yekta, V.; Masnadi-Shirazi, M.; Beaton, D. A.; Tiedje, T.

    2013-04-07

    Deep level defects in n-type GaAs{sub 1-x}Bi{sub x} having 0 < x < 0.012 and GaAs grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) at substrate temperatures between 300 and 400 Degree-Sign C have been investigated by Deep Level Capacitance Spectroscopy. Incorporating Bi suppresses the formation of an electron trap with activation energy 0.40 eV, thus reducing the total trap concentration in dilute GaAsBi layers by more than a factor of 20 compared to GaAs grown under the same conditions. We find that the dominant traps in dilute GaAsBi layers are defect complexes involving As{sub Ga}, as expected for MBE growth at these temperatures.

  19. Polarization of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin film in a floating-gate capacitor structure

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    Yuan, Hui E-mail: qli6@gmu.edu; Li, Haitao; Zhu, Hao; Zhang, Kai; Baumgart, Helmut; Bonevich, John E.; Richter, Curt A.; Li, Qiliang E-mail: qli6@gmu.edu

    2014-12-08

    Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MOS) capacitors with Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin film sandwiched and embedded inside the oxide layer have been fabricated and studied. The capacitors exhibit ferroelectric-like hysteresis which is a result of the robust, reversible polarization of the Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin film while the gate voltage sweeps. The temperature-dependent capacitance measurement indicates that the activation energy is about 0.33?eV for separating the electron and hole pairs in the bulk of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}, and driving them to either the top or bottom surface of the thin film. Because of the fast polarization speed, potentially excellent endurance, and the complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor compatibility, the Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} embedded MOS structures are very interesting for memory application.

  20. Local structure underlying anomalous tetragonal distortions in BiFeO{sub 3}-PbTiO{sub 3} ferroelectrics

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    Levin, I.; Krayzman, V.; Woicik, J. C.; Tucker, M. G.

    2014-06-16

    The local structure of tetragonal BiFeO{sub 3}-PbTiO{sub 3} solid solutions featuring anomalous lattice distortions has been determined using simultaneous fitting of neutron total scattering and extended X-ray absorption fine structure data. On the local scale, the large tetragonal distortion, promoted by the displacements of the A-cations (Bi and Pb), is accommodated primarily by the [FeO{sub 6}] octahedra, even though both Fe and Ti acquire (5+1)-fold coordination. Bi cations exhibit considerably larger displacements than Pb. The combination of the A-cation displacements and the ability of M-cations to adopt 5-fold coordination is suggested as key for stabilizing the large tetragonality in BiMO{sub 3}-PbTiO{sub 3} systems.

  1. A Language for Bi-Directional Tree Transformations Michael B. Greenwald, Jonathan T. Moore, Benjamin C. Pierce, and Alan Schmitt

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    Pierce, Benjamin C.

    and a core program- ming language for bi-directional transformations on tree- stuctured data. In one, to a correspondingly modified concrete tree. The challenge of understanding and designing these trans- formations

  2. Job Title Bi-Lingual PPI Case Manager Houston Texas Employer/ Agency Behavioral Health Alliance of Texas

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    Paulsen, Vern

    Job Title Bi-Lingual PPI Case Manager ­ Houston Texas Employer/ Agency Behavioral Health Alliance,000 - $40,000 commensurate with experience Employer/Agency Behavioral Health Alliance of Texas Address 3015

  3. Potential commercial application of a bi-layer bone-ligament regeneration scaffold to anterior cruciate ligament replacement

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    Li, Jessica C. (Jessica Ching-Yi)

    2006-01-01

    A business model was created in order to explore the commercial application of a bi-layer bone-ligament scaffold to the treatment of torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) requiring replacement. The two main keys in producing ...

  4. Evidence of local superconductivity in granular Bi nanowires fabricated by electrodeposition Mingliang Tian, Nitesh Kumar, and Moses H. W. Chan

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    by electrodepositing Bi into porous polycarbonate membranes, showed granular morphology consisting of crystalline nanowires. In the 20 nonsuper- conducting granular wires we investigated, nine of them showed an unusual

  5. Thermoelectric probe for Fermi surface topology in the three-dimensional Rashba semiconductor BiTeI

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    Ideue, T.

    We have investigated thermoelectric properties of a three-dimensional Rashba system BiTeI. Magnetic-field dependences of the Seebeck effect and Nernst effect show qualitative changes with the Fermi level passing through ...

  6. Variation in p-mode power over solar cycle 23 as seen from BiSON and GOLF observations

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    R. Simoniello; D. Salabert; R. A. Garcia

    2008-10-10

    We analyzed BiSON and GOLF/SoHO data with a new technique, to investigate p-mode power variation over solar cycle 23. We found a decrease in the mean velocity power of about 20% for BiSON during the ascending phase, in agreement with previous findings. We also found that GOLF, during the red-wing configuration, seems to be working at a different height than the theoretically computed one.

  7. The bi-variate frequency distribution of two concurrent climatic variables: a study of temperature and dew point 

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    Zeitler, Jon William

    1991-01-01

    Study of Temperature and Dew Point (December 1991). Jon William Zeitler, B. S. , iowa State University Chair of Advisory Comminee; Prof. John F. Griffiths The bi-variate normal distribution was fitted for the mid-season months of January, April, July... as to style and content by: Jo F. Griffnhs "' (Chair of Committee) Robert C. Runnels (Member) J. ' e (Mem r) Edward J. ser (Head of Department) December 1991 ABSTRACT The Bi-Variate Frequency Distribution of Two Concurrent Climatic Variables: A...

  8. Sunshine Lighting: Order (2014-SE-54008) | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OF APPLICABLEStatutory Authority forPerk | DepartmentOrder (2014-SE-54008)

  9. Victory: Order (2015-SE-42033) | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OF APPLICABLEStatutoryinEnable LowNewsEnergyOrder (2015-SE-42033) Victory:

  10. Victory: Proposed Penalty (2015-SE-42033) | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OF APPLICABLEStatutoryinEnable LowNewsEnergyOrder (2015-SE-42033)

  11. Effective activation energy in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O systems

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    Sengupta, S.; Shi, D.; Wang, Z.; Smith, M.; McGinn, P.J.

    1992-08-01

    Magnetic relaxation in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O systems has been investigated in a wide temperature regime. Previously reported studies of the effective activation energy, U, have been controversial in terms of temperature and field dependence of the critical current density, j{sub c}. We have considered the temperature dependence of j{sub c} and constructed the U-j (or M) curves for the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system. We found that at a constant driving force and temperature, U is considerably higher for 2245 samples than for 2223 samples. This enhancement can be attributed to the flux pinning from finely dispersed calcium- and copper- rich precipitates.

  12. Effective activation energy in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O systems

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    Sengupta, S.; Shi, D.; Wang, Z.; Smith, M. ); McGinn, P.J. . Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

    1992-08-01

    Magnetic relaxation in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O systems has been investigated in a wide temperature regime. Previously reported studies of the effective activation energy, U, have been controversial in terms of temperature and field dependence of the critical current density, j[sub c]. We have considered the temperature dependence of j[sub c] and constructed the U-j (or M) curves for the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system. We found that at a constant driving force and temperature, U is considerably higher for 2245 samples than for 2223 samples. This enhancement can be attributed to the flux pinning from finely dispersed calcium- and copper- rich precipitates.

  13. Fragile antiferromagnetism in the heavy-fermion compound YbBiPt

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    Ueland, Benjamin G. [Ames Laboratory; Kreyssig, Andreas [Ames Laboratory; Prokes, K. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie; Lynn, J. W. [NIST Center for Neutron Research; Harriger, L. W. [NIST Center for Neutron Research; Pratt, D. K. [NIST Center for Neutron Research; Singh, D. K. [NIST Center for Neutron Research; Heitmann, T. W. [University of Missouri; Sauerbrei, Samantha [Ames Laboratory; Saunders, Scott M. [Ames Laboratory; Mun, E. D. [Ames Laboratory; Budko, Serguei L. [Ames Laboratory; McQueeney, Robert J. [Ames Laboratory; Canfield, Paul C. [Ames Laboratory; Goldman, Alan I. [Ames Laboratory

    2014-05-08

    We report results from neutron scattering experiments on single crystals of YbBiPt that demonstrate antiferromagnetic order characterized by a propagation vector, ?AFM = (121212), and ordered moments that align along the [1 1 1] direction of the cubic unit cell. We describe the scattering in terms of a two-Gaussian peak fit, which consists of a narrower component that appears below TN?0.4 K and corresponds to a magnetic correlation length of ?n? 80 Å, and a broad component that persists up to T?? 0.7 K and corresponds to antiferromagnetic correlations extending over ?b? 20 Å. Our results illustrate the fragile magnetic order present in YbBiPt and provide a path forward for microscopic investigations of the ground states and fluctuations associated with the purported quantum critical point in this heavy-fermion compound.

  14. Neutron density distributions from antiprotonic 208Pb and 209Bi atoms

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    B. Klos; A. Trzcinska; J. Jastrzebski; T. Czosnyka; M. Kisielinski; P. Lubinski; P. Napiorkowski; L. Pienkowski; F. J. Hartmann; B. Ketzer; P. Ring; R. Schmidt; T. von Egidy; R. Smolanczuk; S. Wycech; K. Gulda; W. Kurcewicz; E. Widmann; B. A. Brown

    2007-02-26

    The X-ray cascade from antiprotonic atoms was studied for 208Pb and 209Bi. Widths and shifts of the levels due to the strong interaction were determined. Using modern antiproton-nucleus optical potentials the neutron densities in the nuclear periphery were deduced. Assuming two parameter Fermi distributions (2pF) describing the proton and neutron densities the neutron rms radii were deduced for both nuclei. The difference of neutron and proton rms radii /\\r_np equal to 0.16 +-(0.02)_{stat} +- (0.04)_{syst} fm for 208Pb and 0.14 +- (0.04)_{stat} +- (0.04)_{syst} fm for 209Bi were determined and the assigned systematic errors are discussed. The /\\r_np values and the deduced shapes of the neutron distributions are compared with mean field model calculations.

  15. Bi-level multilayered microelectronic device package with an integral window

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    Peterson, Kenneth A. (Albuquerque, NM); Watson, Robert D. (Tijeras, NM)

    2002-01-01

    A bi-level, multilayered package with an integral window for housing a microelectronic device. The device can be a semiconductor chip, a CCD chip, a CMOS chip, a VCSEL chip, a laser diode, a MEMS device, or a IMEMS device. The multilayered package can be formed of a low-temperature cofired ceramic (LTCC) or high-temperature cofired ceramic (HTCC) multilayer processes with the window being simultaneously joined (e.g. cofired) to the package body during LTCC or HTCC processing. The microelectronic device can be flip-chip bonded and oriented so that the light-sensitive side is optically accessible through the window. A second chip can be bonded to the backside of the first chip, with the second chip being wirebonded to the second level of the bi-level package. The result is a compact, low-profile package, having an integral window that can be hermetically-sealed.

  16. A Comprehensive Approach to Bi-National Regional Energy Planning in the Pacific Northwest

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    Matt Morrison

    2007-12-31

    The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, a statutory organization chartered by the Northwest states of Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon, and the western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon through its Energy Working Group launched a bi-national energy planning initiative designed to create a Pacific Northwest energy planning council of regional public/private stakeholders from both Canada and the US. There is an urgent need to deal with the comprehensive energy picture now before our hoped for economic recovery results in energy price spikes which are likely to happen because the current supply will not meet predicted demand. Also recent events of August 14th have shown that our bi-national energy grid system is intricately interdependent, and additional planning for future capacity is desperately needed.

  17. 1.0 Espa,cos de Banach de se,c"oes de um fibrado vetorial. Definiremos nesta se,c"ao v'arios espa,cos vetoriais de se,c"oes de um fibr*

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    Tausk, Daniel Victor

    1.0 Espa,cos de Banach de se,c"oes de um fibrado vetorial. Definiremos nesta se,c"ao v'arios espa,cos vetoriais de se,c"oes de um fibr* *ado vetorial sobre uma variedade compacta (possivelmente com bordo). Definiremos normas nestes esp* *a,cos mediante as quais eles se tornar"ao espa,cos de

  18. The coupling to matter in massive, bi- and multi-gravity

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    Noller, Johannes; Melville, Scott E-mail: scott.melville@queens.ox.ac.uk

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we construct a family of ways in which matter can couple to one or more 'metrics'/spin-2 fields in the vielbein formulation. We do so subject to requiring the weak equivalence principle and the absence of ghosts from pure spin-2 interactions generated by the matter action. Results are presented for Massive, Bi- and Multi-Gravity theories and we give explicit expressions for the effective matter metric in all of these cases.

  19. Quasi-linear heating and acceleration in bi-Maxwellian plasmas

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    Hellinger, Petr; Trávní?ek, Pavel M.

    2013-12-15

    Quasi-linear acceleration and heating rates are derived for drifting bi-Maxwellian distribution functions in a general nonrelativistic case for arbitrary wave vectors, propagation angles, and growth/damping rates. The heating rates in a proton-electron plasma due to ion-cyclotron/kinetic Alfvén and mirror waves for a wide range of wavelengths, directions of propagation, and growth or damping rates are explicitly computed.

  20. 110K Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor oxide and method for making same

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    Veal, B.W.; Downey, J.W.; Lam, D.J.; Paulikas, A.P.

    1992-12-22

    A superconductor is disclosed consisting of a sufficiently pure phase of the oxides of Bi, Sr, Ca, and Cu to exhibit a resistive zero near 110K resulting from the process of forming a mixture of Bi[sub 2]O[sub 3], SrCO[sub 3], CaCO[sub 3] and CuO into a particulate compact wherein the atom ratios are Bi[sub 2], Sr[sub 1.2-2.2], Ca[sub 1.8-2.4], Cu[sub 3]. Thereafter, heating the particulate compact rapidly in the presence of oxygen to an elevated temperature near the melting point of the oxides to form a sintered compact, and then maintaining the sintered compact at the elevated temperature for a prolonged period of time. The sintered compact is cooled and reground. Thereafter, the reground particulate material is compacted and heated in the presence of oxygen to an elevated temperature near the melting point of the oxide and maintained at the elevated temperature for a time sufficient to provide a sufficiently pure phase to exhibit a resistive zero near 110K. 7 figs.

  1. Spin-Induced Polarizations and Directional Dichroism of Multiferroic BiFeO3.

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    Fishman, Randy Scott; Lee, Jun Hee; Bordacs, S.; Kezsmarki, I.; Nagel, U.; Room, T.

    2015-09-14

    A microscopic model for the room-temperature multiferroic BiFeO3 that includes two Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions and single-ion anisotropy along the ferroelectric polarization predicts both the zero-field spectroscopic modes as well as their splitting and evolution in a magnetic field. Due to simultaneously broken time-reversal and spatial-inversion symmetries, the absorption of light changes as the magnetic field or the direction of light propagation is reversed. We discuss three physical mechanisms that may contribute to this absorption asymmetry known as directional dichroism: the spin current, magnetostriction, and single-ion anisotropy. We conclude that the directional dichroism in BiFeO3 is dominated by the spin-current polarization andmore »is insensitive to the magnetostriction and easy-axis anisotropy. With three independent spin-current parameters, our model accurately describes the directional dichroism observed for magnetic field along [1, 1, 0]. Since some modes are almost transparent to light traveling in one direction but opaque for light traveling in the opposite direction, BiFeO3 can be used as a room-temperature optical diode at certain frequencies in the GHz to THz range. Our work demonstrates that an analysis of the directional dichroism spectra based on an effective spin model supplemented by first-principles calculations can produce a quantitative microscopic theory of the magnetoelectric couplings in multiferroic materials.« less

  2. Pressure-enhanced superconductivity in Eu3Bi2S4F4

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    Luo, Yongkang; Zhai, Hui -Fei; Zhang, Pan; Xu, Zhu -An; Cao, Guang -Han; Thompson, J. D.

    2014-12-17

    The pressure effect on the newly discovered charge-transferred BiS2-based superconductor, Eu3Bi2S4F4, with a Tc of 1.5 K at ambient pressure, is investigated by transport and magnetic measurements. Accompanied with the enhancement of metallicity under pressures, the onset superconducting transition temperature increases abruptly around 1.0 GPa, reaching ~10.0 K at 2.26 GPa. Alternating current magnetic susceptibility measurements indicate that a new superconducting phase with a higher Tc emerges and dominates at high pressures. In the broad pressure window of 0.68GPa?p?2.00 GPa, the high-Tc phase coexists with the low-Tc phase. Hall effect measurements reveal a significant difference in electronic structures between themore »two superconducting phases. As a result, our work devotes the effort to establish the commonality of pressure effect on the BiS2-based superconductors, and also uncovers the importance of electron carrier density in the high-Tc phase.« less

  3. Seed-mediated synthesis, properties and application of {gamma}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CdSe magnetic quantum dots

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    Lin, Alex W.H.; Ang, Chung Yen; Patra, Pranab K.; Han Yu; Gu Hongwei; Le Breton, Jean-Marie; Juraszek, Jean; Chiron, Hubert; Papaefthymiou, Georgia C.; Tamil Selvan, Subramanian; Ying, Jackie Y.

    2011-08-15

    Seed-mediated growth of fluorescent CdSe quantum dots (QDs) around {gamma}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} magnetic cores was performed at high temperature (300 deg. C) in the presence of organic surfactants. Bi-functional magnetic quantum dots (MQDs) with tunable emission properties were successfully prepared. The as-synthesized MQDs were characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS), which confirmed the assembly of heterodimers. When a longer growth period was employed, a homogeneous dispersion of QDs around a magnetic nanoparticle was obtained. The magnetic properties of these nanocomposites were examined. The MQDs were superparamagnetic with a saturation magnetization of 0.40 emu/g and a coercivity of 138 Oe at 5 K. To demonstrate their potential application in bio-labeling, these MQDs were coated with a thin silica shell, and functionalized with a polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivative. The functionalized MQDs were effectively used for the labeling of live cell membranes of 4T1 mouse breast cancer cells and HepG2 human liver cancer cells. - Graphical abstract: (a) HRTEM image of oleic acid capped MPs. The size of MPs ranges from 8 to 10 nm. (b) XRD pattern of {gamma}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} MPs. Highlights: > The fabrication of MQDs through a seed-mediated approach has been demonstrated. > The formation and assembly of these bi-functional nanocomposites have been elucidated. > The MQDs exhibit superparamagnetism and tunable emissions characteristic of the components. > MQDs with thin silica coating were successfully employed in the labeling of cancer cell membranes.

  4. Fabrication and testing of diamond-machined gratings in ZnSe, GaP, and bismuth germanate for the near infrared and visible

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    Kuzmenko, P J; Little, S L; Ikeda, Y; Kobayashi, N

    2008-06-22

    High quality immersion gratings for infrared applications have been demonstrated in silicon and germanium. To extend this technology to shorter wavelengths other materials must be investigated. We selected three materials, zinc selenide, gallium phosphide and bismuth germanate (Bi{sub 4}Ge{sub 3}O{sub 12}), based on high refractive index, good visible transmission and commercial availability in useful sizes. Crystal samples were diamond turned on an ultra-precision lathe to identify preferred cutting directions. Using this information we diamond-flycut test gratings over a range of feed rates to determine the optimal cutting conditions. For both ZnSe and GaP good surface quality was achieved at feed rates up to 1.0 cm/minute using a special compound angle diamond tool with negative rake angles on both cutting surfaces. The surface roughness of the groove facets was about 4 nm. A Zygo interferometer measured grating wavefront errors in reflection. For the ZnSe the RMS error was < {lambda}/20 at 633nm. More extensive testing was performed with a HeNe laser source and a cooled CCD camera. These measurements demonstrated high relative diffraction efficiency (> 80%), low random groove error (2.0 nm rms), and Rowland ghost intensities at < 0.1%. Preliminary tests on bismuth germanate show high tool wear.

  5. Cobalt-doped Bi{sub 26}Mo{sub 10}O{sub 69}: Crystal structure and conductivity

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    Mikhailovskaya, Z.A.; Buyanova, E.S.; Petrova, S.A.; Morozova, M.V.; Zhukovskiy, V.M.; Zakharov, R.G.; Tarakina, N.V.; Berger, I.F.

    2013-08-15

    A series of cobalt-doped bismuth molybdates were synthesized and investigated using X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and impedance spectroscopy. The ranges of solid solution were determined. Two new compounds, Bi{sub 1?x}Co{sub x}[Bi{sub 12}O{sub 14}]Mo{sub 5}O{sub 34.5±?} (x=0.2) and Bi[Bi{sub 12}O{sub 14}]Mo{sub 5?y}Co{sub y}O{sub 34.5±?} (y=0.2), which crystallise in monoclinic unit cells have been examined in detail by diffraction methods. Impedance spectroscopy measurements show that the studied materials are good ionic conductors with conductivity values about 5×10{sup ?3} S×cm{sup ?1} at 973 K and 1.7×10{sup ?4} S×cm{sup ?1} at 623 K, which are similar to conductivity values of yttrium substituted zirconia and (YSZ) gadolinium doped ceria (CGO). - Graphical abstract: Measured and calculated diffraction spectra for Bi{sub 12.8}Co{sub 0.2}Mo{sub 5}O{sub 34±?} and projection of the Bi{sub 12.8}Co{sub 0.2}Mo{sub 5}O{sub 34±?} crystal structure onto the ac plane. Highlights: • The limit of the Bi{sub 1?x}Co{sub x}[Bi{sub 12}O{sub 14}]Mo{sub 5}O{sub 34.5±?} homogeneity range is equal to x=0.2. • The limit of the Bi[Bi{sub 12}O{sub 14}]Mo{sub 5?y}Co{sub y}O{sub 34.5±?} homogeneity range is equal to y=0.2. • Solid solutions have monoclinic symmetry. No phase transition is observed. • The conductivity at 700° for y=0.2 solid solutions is equal to ?lg ?, S×cm{sup ?1}=2.23. • The conductivity at 350° for y=0.2 solid solutions is equal to ?lg ?, S×cm{sup ?1}=3.74.

  6. Geometric Tracking Control of a Quadrotor UAV on SE(3)

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    Lee, Taeyoung; McClamroch, N Harris

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides new results for the tracking control of a quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV has four input degrees of freedom, namely the magnitudes of the four rotor thrusts, that are used to control the six translational and rotational degrees of freedom, and to achieve asymptotic tracking of four outputs, namely, three position variables for the vehicle center of mass and the direction of one vehicle body-fixed axis. A globally defined model of the quadrotor UAV rigid body dynamics is introduced as a basis for the analysis. A nonlinear tracking controller is developed on the special Euclidean group SE(3) and it is shown to have desirable closed loop properties that are almost global. Several numerical examples, including an example in which the quadrotor recovers from being initially upside down, illustrate the versatility of the controller.

  7. Fluorescence quenching of CdSe quantum dots on graphene

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    Guo, Xi Tao; Hua Ni, Zhen, E-mail: zhni@seu.edu.cn; Yan Nan, Hai; Hui Wang, Wen [Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)] [Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Yan Liao, Chun [Physics Department, National Photoelectric Technology and Functional Materials and Application of Science and Technology International Cooperation Base, Northwest University, Xi'an 710069 (China)] [Physics Department, National Photoelectric Technology and Functional Materials and Application of Science and Technology International Cooperation Base, Northwest University, Xi'an 710069 (China); Zhang, Yan; Wei Zhao, Wei [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Fabrication of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)] [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Fabrication of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)

    2013-11-11

    We studied systematically the fluorescence quenching of CdSe quantum dots (QDs) on graphene and its multilayers, as well as graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO). Raman intensity of QDs was used as a quantitatively measurement of its concentration in order to achieve a reliable quenching factor (QF). It was found that the QF of graphene (?13.1) and its multilayers is much larger than rGO (?4.4), while GO (?1.5) has the lowest quenching efficiency, which suggests that the graphitic structure is an important factor for quenching the fluorescence of QDs. It was also revealed that the QF of graphene is not strongly dependent on its thicknesses.

  8. Effect of Bi isovalent dopants on the formation of homogeneous coherently strained InAs quantum dots in GaAs matrices

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    Peleshchak, R. M.; Guba, S. K.; Kuzyk, O. V.; Kurilo, I. V.; Dankiv, O. O.

    2013-03-15

    The distribution of hydrostatic strains in Bi{sup 3+}-doped InAs quantum dots embedded in a GaAs matrix are calculated in the context of the deformation-potential model. The dependences of strains in the material of spherical InAs quantum dots with substitutional (Bi {yields} As) and interstitial (Bi) impurities on the quantum-dot size are derived. The qualitative correlation of the model with the experiment is discussed. The data on the effect of doping on the morphology of self-assembled InAs:Bi quantum dots in a GaAs matrix are obtained.

  9. Photoluminescence study of the substitution of Cd by Zn during the growth by atomic layer epitaxy of alternate CdSe and ZnSe monolayers

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    Hernández-Calderón, I.; Salcedo-Reyes, J. C.

    2014-05-15

    We present a study of the substitution of Cd atoms by Zn atoms during the growth of alternate ZnSe and CdSe compound monolayers (ML) by atomic layer epitaxy (ALE) as a function of substrate temperature. Samples contained two quantum wells (QWs), each one made of alternate CdSe and ZnSe monolayers with total thickness of 12 ML but different growth parameters. The QWs were studied by low temperature photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. We show that the Cd content of underlying CdSe layers is affected by the exposure of the quantum well film to the Zn flux during the growth of ZnSe monolayers. The amount of Cd of the quantum well film decreases with higher exposures to the Zn flux. A brief discussion about the difficulties to grow the Zn{sub 0.5}Cd{sub 0.5}Se ordered alloy (CuAu-I type) by ALE is presented.

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    Catenacci, Roberto

    BiL4i|h@ EW?uLh4@|U@ Q 2 ti||i4Mhi 2fff +ULh_L *i hi}L*i _i* }LULG tL||L SD T?| t _ii hTi|ihi *L tUh||Lc |h@ SD i H t ghyh u@hi *hi *hi _@ U#12; @ AhL@hi ?@ M@ti _i* ?U*iL i ?@ M@ti _i**hi sff E i s!E _Li ' e 2e2 n e#12

  11. Theoretical investigation of charge accumulation layer on the Bi-induced InAs(111)-(2?×?2) surface

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    Özkaya, S.; Usanmaz, D.; Çakmak, M.; Alkan, B.; Ellialt?o?lu, ?.

    2014-04-28

    Based on pseudopotential method and density functional theory, we have investigated the stability, atomic geometry, and detailed electronic structures for Bi adsorbates on the InAs(111)-(2?×?2) surface with three different sites: (i) T{sub 4} (Bi trimer centered on T{sub 4} site), (ii) H{sub 3} (Bi trimer centered on H{sub 3} site), and (iii) T{sub 4}–H{sub 3} (which is formed by trimers with opposite orientations: one centered on a T{sub 4} site and the other on a H{sub 3}). Our total energy calculations suggest that adsorption on the T{sub 4}–H{sub 3} site is the energetically most stable structure among the proposed structures. The electronic band structure calculations reveal the existence of an accumulation layer between InAs(111) surface and Bi adatoms for T{sub 4}–H{sub 3}. Charge density difference results indicate significant amount of the charge accumulation on the Bi/InAs interface.

  12. Enhanced open voltage of BiFeO{sub 3} polycrystalline film by surface modification of organolead halide perovskite

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    Zhao, Pengjun; Bian, Liang; Xu, Jinbao Chang, Aimin; Wang, Lei

    2014-07-07

    Inorganic-organolead halide perovskite CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3} modified BiFeO{sub 3} polycrystalline film has been established. The composite photoelectrode presents much larger open voltage and several magnitudes superior photoelectric conversion performance in comparison to the ordinary BiFeO{sub 3} polycrystalline film. The I-V curve shows that the short-circuit current (J{sub sc}) is 1.74?mA·cm{sup ?2} and open-circuit voltage (V{sub oc}) is 1.62?V, the device's photon to current efficiency is over 1%. The large open voltage and high photovoltaic efficiency is believed to attributed to the spontaneous polarization of composite perovskite induced by BiFeO{sub 3} lattice and modified reduced work function of the modified BiFeO{sub 3} surface. Our results clearly show that the present BiFeO{sub 3}-CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3} planar device is capable to generate a large voltage in macro scale under visible light, leading an approach to further applications on photodetectors and optoelectronic switch.

  13. Microwave synthesis and electrochemical characterization of mesoporous carbon@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} composites

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    Xia, Nannan; Yuan, Dingsheng; Zhou, Tianxiang; Chen, Jingxing; Mo, Shanshan; Liu, Yingliang

    2011-05-15

    Graphical abstract: An efficient and quick microwave method has been employed to prepare worm-like mesoporous carbon@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} composites for the first time. The electrochemical measurement shows the worm-like mesoporous carbon@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} composites exhibits excellent capacitance performance and the maximum specific capacitance is up to 386 F g{sup -1}. Research highlights: {yields} An efficient and quick microwave method has been employed. {yields} A worm-like mesoporous carbon@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} composites have been successfully prepared. {yields} This composite exhibits excellent capacitance performance. {yields} This composite could be a potential electrode material for the supercapacitors. -- Abstract: An efficient and quick microwave method has been employed to prepare worm-like mesoporous carbon@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} composites for the first time. As-prepared products have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, N{sub 2} adsorption-desorption, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. The electrochemical measurement shows the worm-like mesoporous carbon@Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} composites exhibits excellent capacitance performance and the maximum specific capacitance reaches 386 F g{sup -1}, three times more than the pure worm-like mesoporous carbon.

  14. Flexible Micro Thermoelectric Generator based on Electroplated Bi2Te3

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    Schwyter, E; Durrer, L; Hierold, Ch

    2008-01-01

    We present and discuss the fabrication process and the performance of a flexible micro thermoelectric generator with electroplated Bi2Te3 thermocouples in a SU-8 mold. Demonstrator devices generate 278uWcm-2 at dTmeas=40K across the experimental set up. Based on model calculations, a temperature difference of dTG=21.4K across the generator is assumed. Due to the flexible design and the chosen generator materials, the performance stays high even for curved contact surfaces. The measurement results correlate well with the model based design optimization predictions.

  15. Characterization in bi-parameter space of a non-ideal oscillator

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    S. L. T. de Souza; A. M. Batista; M. S. Baptista; I. L. Caldas; J. M. Balthazar

    2015-07-24

    We investigate the dynamical behavior of a non-ideal Duffing oscillator, a system composed of a mass-spring-pendulum driven by a DC motor with limited power supply. To identify new features on Duffing oscillator parameter space due to the limited power supply, we provide an extensive numerical characterization in the bi-parameter space by using Lyapunov exponents. Following this procedure, we identify remarkable new periodic windows, the ones known as Arnold tongues and also shrimp-shaped structures. Such windows appear in highly organized distribution with typical self-similar structures for the shrimps, and, surprisingly, codimension-2 bifurcation as a point of accumulations for the tongues.

  16. Magnetic origin of dielectric transition in BiFeO{sub 3}

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    Ray, J.; Biswal, A. K.; Vishwakarma, P. N.; Babu, P. D.; Siruguri, V.

    2014-04-24

    Magnetic relaxation measurements at 5K, 50K and 120K on BiFeO{sub 3} prepared by sol-gel auto combustion method shows stretched -exponential decay. These results shows the two factors viz, cooperative dynamics and rate of dynamics of spin, may be responsible for the low temperature magnetic-glassy behavior, concluded from bifurcation of zero field cooled (ZFC) and field cooled (FC) data of dc magnetization. Temperature dependent dielectric measurement shows a possible phase transition, seen in the dielectric-relaxation time and dielectric constant in the range 200 – 240K. Comparison of dielectric and magnetization data indicates a possibility of magneto-electric coupling.

  17. Plasmonic Enhancement in BiVO 4 Photonic Crystals for Ef? cient Water Splitting

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    Zhang, Liwu; Lin, Chia-Yu; Valev, Ventsislav K.; Reisner, Erwin; Steiner, Ullrich; Baumberg, Jeremy J.

    2014-06-11

    , indicating ?20% shrinkage during removal of the template by calcina- tion. The size of macropore in the inverse opal can be easily tuned by using PS with different sizes to form the colloidal crystal template: an io-Mo:BiVO 4 with pore size of 240 nm... of Au Nanoparticles into the io-Structure : Com- mercially available Au NPs with size of 20 nm (EM.GC20, British Biocell International) were used to modify the io-electrode. Typi- cally, 200 µL Au NP dispersion was drop cast onto the top surface of io...

  18. Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O surface studied by means of scanning tunnelling microscope

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    Witek, A.; Dabkowski, A.; Rauluszkiewicz, J.

    1989-03-10

    Surface topography of the high-T/sub c/ superconductor BiSrCaCu/sub 2/O/sub x/ has been investigated by means of scanning tunnelling microscope. The measurements were performed on the natural surface of ceramics material in air at room temperature. It can be deduced from the surface images, that bulk orthorhombic crystal structure extends to the surface. The surface seems to be uniform metallic in character and not drastically contaminated. Regular steps observed on the surface correspond to the dimension of the unit cell in z direction or its multiples.

  19. Performance of the Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON)

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    Hale, S J; Chaplin, W J; Davies, G R; Elsworth, Y P

    2015-01-01

    The Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON) has been operating with a full complement of six stations since 1992. Over 20 years later, we look back on the network history. The meta-data from the sites have been analysed to assess performance in terms of site insolation, with a brief look at the challenges that have been encountered over the years. We explain how the international community can gain easy access to the ever-growing dataset produced by the network, and finally look to the future of the network and the potential impact of nearly 25 years of technology miniaturisation.

  20. Argentina-NREL Bi-National Energy Working Group | Open Energy Information

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  1. Rapid formation of phase-clean 110 K (Bi-2223) powders derived via freeze-drying process

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    Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL)

    1996-01-01

    A process for the preparation of amorphous precursor powders for Pb-doped Bi.sub.2 Sr.sub.2 Ca.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x (2223) includes a freeze-drying process incorporating a splat-freezing step. The process generally includes splat freezing a nitrate solution of Bi, Pb, Sr, Ca, and Cu to form flakes of the solution without any phase separation; grinding the frozen flakes to form a powder; freeze-drying the frozen powder; heating the dried powder to form a dry green precursor powders; denitrating the green-powders; heating the denitrated powders to form phase-clean Bi-2223 powders. The grain boundaries of the 2223 grains appear to be clean, leading to good intergrain contact between 2223 grains.

  2. Phonon and magnon scattering of Bi{sub 2}Fe{sub 4}O{sub 9} ceramic

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    Sharma, Poorva E-mail: vdinesh33@rediffmail.com; Kumar, Ashwini E-mail: vdinesh33@rediffmail.com; Varshney, Dinesh E-mail: vdinesh33@rediffmail.com

    2014-04-24

    We report the phonon structure of Bi{sub 2}Fe{sub 4}O{sub 9} ceramics as synthesized by solid-state reaction route. Rietveld refined X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed the formation of single-phase perovskite structure and all the peaks of Bi{sub 2}Fe{sub 4}O{sub 9} perfectly indexed to the orthorhombic (space group Pbam). Raman scattering measurements identifies 12A{sub g}+1B{sub 2g}+1B{sub 3g} Raman active optical phonon modes. Apart from phonon scattering, mode at 470 cm{sup ?1} is observed which is due to magnon scattering. The P-E loop infers paraelectric nature of Bi{sub 2}Fe{sub 4}O{sub 9}.

  3. Rapid formation of phase-clean 110 K (Bi-2223) powders derived via freeze-drying process

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    Balachandran, U.

    1996-06-04

    A process for the preparation of amorphous precursor powders for Pb-doped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2} Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub x} (2223) includes a freeze-drying process incorporating a splat-freezing step. The process generally includes splat freezing a nitrate solution of Bi, Pb, Sr, Ca, and Cu to form flakes of the solution without any phase separation; grinding the frozen flakes to form a powder; freeze-drying the frozen powder; heating the dried powder to form a dry green precursor powders; denitrating the green-powders; heating the denitrated powders to form phase-clean Bi-2223 powders. The grain boundaries of the 2223 grains appear to be clean, leading to good intergrain contact between 2223 grains. 11 figs.

  4. Superconducting epitaxial thin films of CeNi{sub x}Bi{sub 2} with a bismuth square net structure

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    Buckow, Alexander; Kupka, Katharina; Retzlaff, Reiner; Kurian, Jose; Alff, Lambert [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)

    2012-10-15

    We have grown highly epitaxial and phase pure thin films of the arsenic-free pnictide compound CeNi{sub x}Bi{sub 2} on (100) MgO substrates by reactive molecular beam epitaxy (RMBE). X-ray diffraction and reflection high-energy electron diffraction of the films confirm the ZrCuSiAs structure with a Bi square net layer. Superconductivity was observed in magnetization and resistivity measurements for x= 0.75 to 0.93 in these CeNi{sub x}Bi{sub 2} thin films with the highest critical temperature of 4.05 K and a resistive transition width of 0.1 K for x= 0.86. Our results indicate that thin film deposition by RMBE provides a tool to synthesize high-quality pnictide superconductors of the novel 112 type.

  5. Third-order optical nonlinear absorption in Bi1.95La1.05TiNbO9 thin films Hengzhi Chen a

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    Cao, Wenwu

    Third-order optical nonlinear absorption in Bi1.95La1.05TiNbO9 thin films Hengzhi Chen a , Bin Yang online 1 June 2010 Keywords: Nonlinear optical absorption Bi1.95La1.05TiNbO9 Optical properties Single absorption coefficient were obtained by optical transmittance measurements. The film exhibits a high

  6. Al-doped ZnO inverse opal networks as efficient electron collectors in BiVO4 photoanodes for solar

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    Steiner, Ullrich

    Al-doped ZnO inverse opal networks as efficient electron collectors in BiVO4 photoanodes for solar of photogenerated charge carriers limits the performance of photoelectrodes for solar water splitting. To reduce serves as an electron collector for the BiVO4 film, which suffers from poor electron transport

  7. Cleaning Supplies Manufacturer/Supplier Gen Peds GI ETC US CT MRI BI Ortho FCC Angio PET A33 Dry Airkem X

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    Cleaning Supplies Manufacturer/Supplier Gen Peds GI ETC US CT MRI BI Ortho FCC Angio PET NUC MED A\\MSDS.xls #12;Cleaning Supplies Manufacturer/Supplier Gen Peds GI ETC US CT MRI BI Ortho FCC Angio PET NUC MED

  8. Electron microscopy analyses and electrical properties of the layered Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} phase

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    Taoufyq, A. [Institut Matériaux Microélectronique et Nanosciences de Provence, IM2NP, UMR CNRS 7334, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, BP 20132, 83957, La Garde Cedex (France); Laboratoire Matériaux et Environnement LME, Faculté des Sciences, Université Ibn Zohr, BP 8106, Cité Dakhla, Agadir, Maroc (Morocco); Département d‘Études des Réacteurs, Laboratoire Dosimétrie Capteurs Instrumentation, CEA Cadarache (France); Société CESIGMA—Signals and Systems, 1576 Chemin de La Planquette, F 83 130 LA GARDE (France); Ait Ahsaine, H. [Laboratoire Matériaux et Environnement LME, Faculté des Sciences, Université Ibn Zohr, BP 8106, Cité Dakhla, Agadir, Maroc (Morocco); Patout, L. [Institut Matériaux Microélectronique et Nanosciences de Provence, IM2NP, UMR CNRS 7334, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, BP 20132, 83957, La Garde Cedex (France); Benlhachemi, A.; Ezahri, M. [Laboratoire Matériaux et Environnement LME, Faculté des Sciences, Université Ibn Zohr, BP 8106, Cité Dakhla, Agadir, Maroc (Morocco); and others

    2013-07-15

    The bismuth tungstate Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} was synthesized using a classical coprecipitation method followed by a calcination process at different temperatures. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, simultaneous thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TGA/DTA), scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) analyses. The Rietveld analysis and electron diffraction clearly confirmed the Pca2{sub 1} non centrosymmetric space group previously proposed for this phase. The layers Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}{sup 2+} and WO{sub 4}{sup 2?} have been directly evidenced from the HRTEM images. The electrical properties of Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} compacted pellets systems were determined from electrical impedance spectrometry (EIS) and direct current (DC) analyses, under air and argon, between 350 and 700 °C. The direct current analyses showed that the conduction observed from EIS analyses was mainly ionic in this temperature range, with a small electronic contribution. Electrical change above the transition temperature of 660 °C is observed under air and argon atmospheres. The strong conductivity increase observed under argon is interpreted in terms of formation of additional oxygen vacancies coupled with electron conduction. - Graphical abstract: High resolution transmission electron microscopy: inverse fast Fourier transform giving the layered structure of the Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6} phase, with a representation of the cell dimensions (b and c vectors). The Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}{sup 2+} and WO{sub 4}{sup 2?} sandwiches are visible in the IFFT image. - Highlights: • Using transmission electron microscopy, we visualize the layered structure of Bi{sub 2}WO{sub 6}. • Electrical analyses under argon gas show some increase in conductivity. • The phase transition at 660 °C is evidenced from electrical modification.

  9. Band Structure of Strain-Balanced GaAsBi/GaAsN Super-lattices on GaAs

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    Hwang, J.; Phillips, J. D.

    2011-05-31

    GaAs alloys with dilute content of Bi and N provide a large reduction in band-gap energy with increasing alloy composition. GaAsBi/GaAsN heterojunctions have a type-II band alignment, where superlattices based on these materials offer a wide range for designing effective band-gap energy by varying superlattice period and alloy composition. The miniband structure and effective band gap for strain-balanced GaAsBi/GaAsN superlattices with effective lattice match to GaAs are calculated for alloy compositions up to 5% Bi and N using the k·p method. The effective band gap for these superlattices is found to vary between 0.89 and 1.32 eV for period thickness ranging from 10 to 100 Å. The joint density of states and optical absorption of a 40/40 Å GaAs0.96Bi0.04/GaAs0.98N0.02 superlattice are reported demonstrating a ground-state transition at 1.005 eV and first excited transition at 1.074 eV. The joint density of states is similar in magnitude to GaAs, while the optical absorption is approximately one order of magnitude lower due to the spatially indirect optical transition in the type-II structure. The GaAsBi/GaAsN system may provide a new material system with lattice match to GaAs in a spectral range of high importance for optoelectronic devices including solar cells, photodetectors, and light emitters.

  10. Intersubband absorption in CdSe/Zn{sub x}Cd{sub y}Mg{sub 1-x-y}Se self-assembled quantum dot multilayers

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    Shen, A.; Lu, H.; Charles, W.; Yokomizo, I.; Tamargo, M. C.; Franz, K. J.; Gmachl, C.; Zhang, S. K.; Zhou, X.; Alfano, R. R.; Liu, H. C.

    2007-02-12

    The authors report the observation of intersubband absorption in multilayers of CdSe/Zn{sub x}Cd{sub y}Mg{sub 1-x-y}Se self-assembled quantum dots. The samples were grown by molecular beam epitaxy on InP substrates. For samples with the CdSe dot layers doped with Cl and with the deposited CdSe equivalent layer thickness between 5.2 and 6.9 ML, peak absorption between 2.5 and 3.5 {mu}m was observed. These materials are promising for intersubband devices operating in the mid- and near-infrared ranges.

  11. Texas Bi-Fuel Liquefied Petroleum Gas Pickup Study: Final Report

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    Huang, Y.; Matthews, R. D.; Popova, E. T.

    1999-05-24

    Alternative fuels may be an effective means for decreasing America's dependence on imported oil; creating new jobs; and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, exhaust toxics, and ozone-forming hydrocarbons. However, data regarding in-use fuel economy and maintenance characteristics of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) have been limited in availability. This study was undertaken to compare the operating and maintenance characteristics of bi-fuel vehicles (which use liquefied petroleum gas, or propane, as the primary fuel) to those of nominally identical gasoline vehicles. In Texas, liquefied petroleum gas is one of the most widely used alternative fuels. The largest fleet in Texas, operated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has hundred of bi-fuel (LPG and gasoline) vehicles operating in normal daily service. The project was conducted over a 2-year period, including 18 months (April 1997-September 1998) of data collection on operations, maintenance, and fuel consumption of the vehicles under study. This report summarizes the project and its results.

  12. Modification of Bi:YIG film properties by substrate surface ion pre-treatment

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    Shaposhnikov, A.N.; Prokopov, A.R.; Karavainikov, A.V.; Berzhansky, V.N.; Mikhailova, T.V.; Kotov, V.A.; Balabanov, D.E.; Sharay, I.V.; Salyuk, O.Y.; Vasiliev, M.; Golub, V.O.

    2014-07-01

    Highlights: • Effects of substrates ion beam treatment on magnetoptical properties Bi:YIG films. • Substrate surface damage results in sign inversion of the magneto-optical effects. • Atomically smooth films growth takes place on low energy ions treated substrates. • High energy ions treatment results in selective nucleation mechanism of the growth. - Abstract: The effect of a controlled ion beam pre-treatment of (1 1 1)-oriented Gd{sub 3}Ga{sub 5}O{sub 12} substrates on the magneto-optical properties and surface morphology of the ultrathin bismuth-substituted yttrium–iron garnet films with a composition Bi{sub 2.8}Y{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} was studied. It has been shown that the observed sign inversion of magneto-optical effects (Faraday rotation and magnetic circular dichroism) observed in films that were deposited on the GGG substrate pre-treated by 1 keV and 4 keV Ar{sup +} ion beams is a result of the substrate surface amorphization caused by the ion bombardment.

  13. Progress in superconducting performance of rolled multifilamentary Bi-2223 HTS composite conductors

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    Li, Q.; Riley, G.N. Jr.; Parrella, R.D. [American Superconductor Corp., Westborough, MA (United States)] [and others

    1996-12-01

    Significant enhancements in critical current densities in rolled multifilamentary Bi-2223 HTS composite conductors have been achieved using the powder-in-tube technique. At 77 K and self field, oxide critical current densities (J{sub c})of 55 kA/cm{sup 2}, overall or engineering critical current densities of 15 kA/cm{sup 2}, and critical currents of 125 A have been achieved in different rolled multifilamentary composites. Progress in achieving such high electrical performance is believed to stem in part from an improvement of grain connectivity by reducing weak links. The J{sub c} dependence on magnetic field and the degree of c-axis texture of these high quality conductors have been investigated at various temperatures. Our results also demonstrate that the critical current retention in magnetic field can be independently controlled from the self field critical current density, suggesting that flux pinning improvements and weak link reductions can be separately engineered into Bi-2223 composites fabricated using manufacturable processes.

  14. Understanding strain-induced phase transformations in BiFeO3 thin films

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    Dixit, Hemant; Beekman, Christianne; Schlepütz, Christian M.; Siemons, Wolter; Yang, Yongsoo; Senabulya, Nancy; Clarke, Roy; Chi, Miaofang; Christen, Hans M.; Cooper, Valentino R.

    2015-05-01

    Experiments demonstrate that under large epitaxial strain a coexisting striped phase emerges in BiFeO? thin films, which comprises a tetragonal-like (T´) and an intermediate S´ polymorph. It exhibits a relatively large piezoelectric response when switching between the coexisting phase and a uniform T´ phase. This strain-induced phase transformation is investigated through a synergistic combination of first-principles theory and experiments. The results show that the S´ phase is energetically very close to the T´ phase, but is structurally similar to the bulk rhombohedral (R) phase. By fully characterizing the intermediate S´ polymorph, it is demonstrated that the flat energy landscape resultingmore »in the absence of an energy barrier between the T´ and S´ phases fosters the above-mentioned reversible phase transformation. This ability to readily transform between the S´ and T´ polymorphs, which have very different octahedral rotation patterns and c/a ratios, is crucial to the enhanced piezoelectricity in strained BiFeO3 films. Additionally, a blueshift in the band gap when moving from R to S´ to T´ is observed. These results emphasize the importance of strain engineering for tuning electromechanical responses or, creating unique energy harvesting photonic structures, in oxide thin film architectures.« less

  15. Quantum oscillations in the heavy-fermion compound YbPtBi

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    Mun, E.; Bud'ko, S. L.; Lee, Y.; Martin, C.; Tanatar, M. A.; Prozorov, R.; Canfield, P. C.

    2015-08-01

    We present quantum oscillations observed in the heavy-fermion compound YbPtBi in magnetic fields far beyond its field-tuned, quantum critical point. Quantum oscillations are observed in magnetic fields as low as 60 kOe at 60 mK and up to temperatures as high as 3 K, which confirms the very high quality of the samples as well as the small effective mass of the conduction carriers far from the quantum critical point. Although the electronic specific heat coefficient of YbPtBi reaches ~7.4J/molK2 in zero field, which is one of the highest effective mass values among heavy-fermion systems, we suppress it quickly bymore »an applied magnetic field. The quantum oscillations were used to extract the quasiparticle effective masses of the order of the bare electron mass, which is consistent with the behavior observed in specific heat measurements. Furthermore, such small effective masses at high fields can be understood by considering the suppression of Kondo screening.« less

  16. Pushing the Theoretical Limit of Li-CFx Batteries: A Tale of Bi-functional Electrolyte

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    Rangasamy, Ezhiylmurugan; Li, Juchuan; Sahu, Gayatri; Dudney, Nancy J; Liang, Chengdu

    2014-01-01

    In a typical battery, electrodes deliver capacities less or equal the theoretical maxima of the electrode materials.1 The inert electrolyte functions solely as the ionic conductor without contribution to the cell capacity because of its distinct mono-function in the concept of conventional batteries. Here we demonstrate that the most energy-dense Li-CFx battery2 delivers a capacity exceeding the theoretical maximum of CFx with a solid electrolyte of Li3PS4 (LPS) that has dual functions: as the inert electrolyte at the anode and the active component at the cathode. Such a bi-functional electrolyte reconciles both inert and active characteristics through a synergistic discharge mechanism of CFx and LPS. Li3PS4 is known as an inactive solid electrolyte with a broad electrochemical window over 5 V.3 The synergy at the cathode is through LiF, the discharge product of CFx, which activates the electrochemical discharge of LPS at a close electrochemical potential of CFx. Therefore, the solid-state Li-CFx batteries output 126.6% energy beyond their theoretic limits without compromising the stability of the cell voltage. The extra energy comes from the electrochemical discharge of LPS, the inert electrolyte. This bi-functional electrolyte revolutionizes the concept of conventional batteries and opens a new avenue for the design of batteries with an unprecedentedly high energy density.

  17. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2005, p. 473 -476 A RAMAN SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF DEFECTS IN Bi4Ge3O12 CRYSTALS

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    Nabben, Reinhard

    A RAMAN SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF DEFECTS IN Bi4Ge3O12 CRYSTALS P. M. Rafailova,b* , T. I. Milenovb , M. N resolved polarized Raman measurements on a Czochralski grown Bi4Ge3O12 crystal, and observed significant) Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, Phonons, Lattice defects 1. Introduction Bi4Ge3O12 is a basic material

  18. Metal-semiconductor-transition observed in Bi{sub 2}Ca(Sr, Ba){sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} single crystals

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    Dong, Song-Tao [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Material Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Institute of Material Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang 212003 (China); Zhang, Bin-Bin; Zhang, Lun-Yong; Yao, Shu-Hua, E-mail: ybchen@nju.edu.cn, E-mail: shyao@nju.edu.cn; Zhou, Jian; Zhang, Shan-Tao; Gu, Zheng-Bin; Chen, Yan-Feng [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Material Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Chen, Y. B., E-mail: ybchen@nju.edu.cn, E-mail: shyao@nju.edu.cn [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Physics and National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2014-07-28

    Electrical property evolution of Bi{sub 2}AE{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} single crystals (AE?=?Ca, Sr and Ba) is systematically explored. When AE changes from Ca to Ba, the electrical property of Bi{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} and Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} demonstrates semiconductor-like properties. But Bi{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} shows the metallic behavior. Analysis of temperature-dependent resistance substantiates that from metallic Bi{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} to semiconductor-like Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} can be attributed to Anderson localization. However the semiconductor behaviour of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} and Bi{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} is related to electronic correlations effect that is inferred by large negative magnetoresistance (?70%). The theoretical electronic structures and valence X-ray photoemission spectroscopy substantiate that there is a relative large density of state around Fermi level in Bi{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} compared with other two compounds. It suggests that Bi{sub 2}Ba{sub 2}Co{sub 2}O{sub 8+?} is more apt to be metal in this material system.

  19. Effect of excess Bi2O3 on the ferroelectric properties of SrBi2Ta2O9 Jung-Kun Lee, Byungwoo Park, Kug-Sun Honga)

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    Park, Byungwoo

    , Byungwoo Park, Kug-Sun Honga) School of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul such as spontaneous polarization (Ps) showed a dependence on Bi content. The ferroelectric Curie temperature Tc In addition, comprehensive structural studies of layered compounds have shown disorder in the distribution

  20. Superconducting and magneto-transport properties of BiS{sub 2} based superconductor PrO{sub 1-x}F{sub x}BiS{sub 2} (x?=?0 to 0.9)

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    Jha, Rajveer; Kishan, Hari; Awana, V. P. S., E-mail: awana@mail.npindia.org [CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012 (India)

    2014-01-07

    We report superconducting properties of PrO{sub 1-x}F{sub x}BiS{sub 2} compounds, synthesized by the vacuum encapsulation technique. The synthesized PrO{sub 1-x}F{sub x}BiS{sub 2} (x?=?0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9) samples are crystallized in a tetragonal P4/nmm space group. Both transport and DC magnetic susceptibility measurements showed bulk superconductivity below 4?K. The maximum T{sub c} is obtained for x?=?0.7 sample. Under applied magnetic field, both T{sub c}{sup onset} and T{sub c} (??=?0) decrease to lower temperatures. We estimated highest upper critical field [H{sub c2}(0)] for PrO{sub 0.3}F{sub 0.7}BiS{sub 2} sample to be above 4?T (Tesla). The thermally activated flux flow activation energy (U{sub 0}) is estimated 54.63?meV in 0.05 T field for PrO{sub 0.3}F{sub 0.7}BiS{sub 2} sample. Hall measurement results showed that electron charge carriers are the dominating ones in these compounds. Thermoelectric effects (Thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient) data suggest strong electron-electron correlations in this material.

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  2. BiDil for Heart Failure in Black Patients: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Perspective

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    Noble, William Stafford

    BiDil for Heart Failure in Black Patients: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Perspective Robert Temple, MD, and Norman L. Stockbridge, MD, PhD Critics of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA patient-reported functional status" (1). Approval followed the unanimous recommen- dation of the FDA

  3. Predicting error in detecting mammographic masses among radiology trainees using statistical models based on BI-RADS features

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    Grimm, Lars J., E-mail: Lars.grimm@duke.edu; Ghate, Sujata V.; Yoon, Sora C.; Kim, Connie [Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Kuzmiak, Cherie M. [Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2006 Old Clinic, CB No. 7510, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2006 Old Clinic, CB No. 7510, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Mazurowski, Maciej A. [Duke University Medical Center, Box 2731 Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)] [Duke University Medical Center, Box 2731 Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)

    2014-03-15

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) features as predictors of individual errors made by trainees when detecting masses in mammograms. Methods: Ten radiology trainees and three expert breast imagers reviewed 100 mammograms comprised of bilateral medial lateral oblique and craniocaudal views on a research workstation. The cases consisted of normal and biopsy proven benign and malignant masses. For cases with actionable abnormalities, the experts recorded breast (density and axillary lymph nodes) and mass (shape, margin, and density) features according to the BI-RADS lexicon, as well as the abnormality location (depth and clock face). For each trainee, a user-specific multivariate model was constructed to predict the trainee's likelihood of error based on BI-RADS features. The performance of the models was assessed using area under the receive operating characteristic curves (AUC). Results: Despite the variability in errors between different trainees, the individual models were able to predict the likelihood of error for the trainees with a mean AUC of 0.611 (range: 0.502–0.739, 95% Confidence Interval: 0.543–0.680,p < 0.002). Conclusions: Patterns in detection errors for mammographic masses made by radiology trainees can be modeled using BI-RADS features. These findings may have potential implications for the development of future educational materials that are personalized to individual trainees.

  4. Bi-plane correlation imaging for improved detection of lung nodules Ehsan Samei1,2,3

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    Bi-plane correlation imaging for improved detection of lung nodules Ehsan Samei1,2,3 , David M radiography, digital radiography, stereoscopy, lung nodules, lung cancer, computer aided detection (CAD) 1. INTRODUCTION Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in the US, surpassing the mortality associated with breast

  5. The photocatalysis of Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} under the irradiation of blue LED

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    Sun, Yuanyuan; Wang, Wenzhong Zhang, Ling; Sun, Songmei

    2013-10-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • ·OH trap and hole sink were involved to investigate the active radicals. • Holes play a more important role in the degradation of RhB. • The ·OH were related to the decomposition of phenol. • The ·O{sub 2}-played a leading role in the photodegradation of phenol. • Blue LED is competitive and promising alternative for the future application. - Abstract: Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} has been reported as a promising photocatalyst in wastewater treatment. The active radicals generated over the Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} during the photocatalytic process were thought to be hydroxyl radical (·OH) but have not been proved. Herein, Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} with nanoplate like morphology was synthesized and its photocatalytic performances in the degradation of rhodamine B (RhB) and phenol as colored and colorless model pollutants respectively were evaluated under the irradiation of blue light emitting diode (LED). The tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) as a ·OH trap and ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) as a hole sink were involved to investigate the main active groups that are generated on Bi{sub 2}MoO{sub 6} and function during the photodegradation of RhB and phenol. In addition, it is a competitive and promising alternative plan to use blue LED as light source for the future practical application in environmental remediation.

  6. Int. J. Data Mining and Bioinformatics, Vol. x, No. x, xxxx 1 AliBiMotif: Integrating alignment and biclustering

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    Int. J. Data Mining and Bioinformatics, Vol. x, No. x, xxxx 1 AliBiMotif: Integrating alignment Heverlee, Belgium E-mail: yves.moreau@esat.kuleuven.be Sara C. Madeira Knowledge Discovery; cis-regulatory module discovery; promoter region; motif finder; integrative mining. Reference

  7. Sbado 10.11.2012 English | Deutsch | Franais | Italiano | Espaol | Portugus | | | Fazer login | Cadastre-se

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    Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

    dispararam contra drone dos EUA 09 Novembro, 2012 - 16:57 O sobrinho de George W. Bush, meio hispânico, se

  8. SE2NN11 Neural Networks Part B Dr Richard Mitchell, 2014 1

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    Mitchell, Richard

    SE2NN11 ­ Neural Networks ­ Part B © Dr Richard Mitchell, 2014 1 p1 RJM 16/09/14 SE2NN11 Neural Networks ­ Part B © Dr Richard Mitchell 2014 SE2NN11 Neural Networks : Part B In Part B of the course, I Networks Including Stochastic Diffusion Search p2 RJM 16/09/14 SE2NN11 Neural Networks ­ Part B © Dr

  9. Energy relaxation in CdSe nanocrystals: the effects of morphology and film preparation

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    Ruan, Xiulin

    solar cells. harvesting light energy with CdSe nanocrystals molecularly linked to mesoscopic TiO2 filmsEnergy relaxation in CdSe nanocrystals: the effects of morphology and film preparation Bryan T time-resolved absorption spectroscopy is used to investigate exciton dynamics in CdSe nanocrystal films

  10. DISSERTATION ANTICIPATED PERFORMANCE OF Cu(In,Ga)Se2 SOLAR CELLS IN THE

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    Sites, James R.

    i DISSERTATION ANTICIPATED PERFORMANCE OF Cu(In,Ga)Se2 SOLAR CELLS IN THE THIN-FILM LIMIT Submitted ENTITLED `ANTICIPATED PERFORMANCE OF Cu(In,Ga)Se2 SOLAR CELLS IN THE THIN-FILM LIMIT' BE ACCEPTED(In,Ga)Se2 SOLAR CELLS IN THE THIN-FILM LIMIT The demand for alternative sources of energy is rapidly

  11. The scalar bi-spectrum in the Starobinsky model: the equilateral case

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    Martin, Jérôme [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR7095-CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 98bis boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris (France); Sriramkumar, L., E-mail: jmartin@iap.fr, E-mail: sriram@physics.iitm.ac.in [Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhunsi, Allahabad 211019 (India)

    2012-01-01

    While a featureless, nearly scale invariant, primordial scalar power spectrum fits the most recent Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) data rather well, certain features in the spectrum are known to lead to a better fit to the data (although, the statistical significance of such results remains an open issue). In the inflationary scenario, one or more periods of deviations from slow roll are necessary in order to generate features in the scalar perturbation spectrum. Over the last couple of years, it has been recognized that such deviations from slow roll inflation can also result in reasonably large non-Gaussianities. The Starobinsky model involves the canonical scalar field and consists of a linear inflaton potential with a sudden change in the slope. The change in the slope causes a brief period of departure from slow roll which, in turn, results in a sharp rise in power, along with a burst of oscillations in the scalar spectrum for modes that leave the Hubble radius just before and during the period of fast roll. The hallmark of the Starobinsky model is that it allows the scalar power spectrum to be evaluated analytically in terms of the three parameters that describe the model, viz. the two slopes that describe the potential on either side of the discontinuity and the Hubble scale at the time when the field crosses the discontinuity. In this work, we evaluate the bi-spectrum of the scalar perturbations in the Starobinsky model in the equilateral limit. Remarkably, we find that, just as the power spectrum, all the different contributions to the the bi-spectrum too can be evaluated completely analytically and expressed in terms of the three paramaters that describe the model. We show that the quantity f{sub NL}, which characterizes the extent of non-Gaussianity, can be expressed purely in terms of the ratio of the two slopes on either side of the discontinuity in the potential. Further, we find that, for certain values of the parameters, f{sub NL} in the Starobinsky model can be as large as the mean value that has been arrived at from the analysis of the recent CMB data. We also demonstrate that the usual hierarchy of contributions to the bi-spectrum can be altered for certain values of the parameters. Altogether, we find that the Starobinsky model represents a unique scenario wherein, even when the slow roll conditions are violated, the background, the perturbations as well as the corresponding two and three point correlation functions can be evaluated completely analytically. As a consequence, the Starobinsky model can also be used to calibrate numerical codes aimed at computing the non-Gaussianities.

  12. Reduced Coercive Field in BiFeO3 Thin Films through Domain Engineering

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    Shelke, Vilas K; Mazumdar, Dipanjan; Srinivasan, Dr. Gopalan; Jesse, Stephen; Kalinin, Sergei V; Baddorf, Arthur P; Gupta, Dr. Arunava

    2011-01-01

    The bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) material offers a comprehensive package of multifunctionality. In addition to the multiferroic behavior, i.e. coexistence of electric and magnetic orderings,[1] it also exhibits photovoltaic effect, [2] metal-insulator transition,[3] electric modulation of conduction,[4] and terahertz radiation emission.[5] The possibility of joint control of electric, magnetic, and optical properties provides several degrees of freedom to design exotic devices. It is a green energy material in the sense that it is lead-free and energy-efficient due to cryogen-less functionality. Therefore, a wide variety of applications in terms of sensors, memories and spintronic devices are foreseen.[6] However, the incipient lower value of magneto-electric coupling has raised skepticism regarding its multiferroic capabilities and allied applications.[6] Nevertheless, the highest value of ferroelectric polarization (~ 100 C.cm-2) is very promising for next generation ferroelectric random access memory devices.

  13. Thermal-mechanical Properties of Epoxy-impregnated Bi-2212/Ag Composite

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    Li, Pei [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Wang, Yang [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Godeke, Arno [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Ye, Liyang [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States); Flanagan, Gene [Muons Inc., Batavia, IL (United States); Shen, Tengming [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)

    2014-11-26

    Knowledge of the thermal-mechanical properties of epoxy/superconductor/insulation composite is important for designing, fabricating, and operating epoxy impregnated high field superconducting magnets near their ultimate potentials. We report measurements of the modulus of elasticity, Poisson’s ratio, and the coefficient of thermal contraction of epoxy-impregnated composite made from the state-of-the-art powder-in-tube multifilamentary Ag/Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox round wire at room temperature and cryogenic temperatures. Stress-strain curves of samples made from single-strand and Rutherford cables were tested under both monotonic and cyclic compressive loads, with single strands insulated using a thin TiO2 insulation coating and the Rutherford cable insulated with a braided ceramic sleeve.

  14. Fracture toughness testing of bi-material joints with high strength mis-match

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    Kocak, M.; Hornet, P.; Cornec, A.; Schwalbe, K.H.

    1995-12-31

    This paper deals with the influence of strength mis-match on CTOD ({delta}{sub 5}) R-curves obtained from homogeneous and electron beam (EB) welded bimaterial CT and SENB specimens of two aluminum alloys. The R-curves of metal-metal bimaterial specimens are compared with the R-curves of each alloy to determine the effect of strength mismatch on the locally measured CTOD ({delta}{sub 5}) fracture toughness properties. The homogeneous specimens of two different aluminum alloys, namely 2024-FC and 2024-T351 with yield strengths of 80 and 360 MPa respectively, as well as EB welded bi-material 5 mm thick CT and SENB specimens (a/W = 0.15 and 0.5) have been tested at room temperature. The local CTOD ({delta}{sub 5}) fracture toughness measurements on such composite specimen configurations produced generally strength mis-match and geometry independent R-curves.

  15. Optimal electrode geometries for 2-dimensional ion arrays with bi-layer ion traps

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    F. N. Krauth; J. Alonso; J. P. Home

    2014-11-04

    We investigate electrode geometries required to produce periodic 2-dimensional ion-trap arrays with the ions placed between two planes of electrodes. We present a generalization of previous methods for traps containing a single electrode plane to this new geometry, and show that for a given ion-electrode distance and applied voltages, the inter-ion distance can be reduced by a factor of up to 3 relative to single-plane traps. This represents an increase by a factor of 9 in the trap density and a factor of 27 in the exchange coupling between the oscillatory motion of neighboring ions. The resulting traps are also considerably deeper for bi-layer structures than for single-plane traps. These results could offer a useful path towards 2-dimensional ion arrays for quantum simulation. We also discuss issues with the fabrication of such traps.

  16. Long standing problem of 210Bi and the realistic neutron-proton effective interaction

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    L. Coraggio; A. Covello; A. Gargano; N. Itaco

    2007-12-18

    The odd-odd nucleus 210Bi is studied within the framework of the shell model using effective two-body matrix elements derived from the CD-Bonn nucleon-nucleon potential. The experimental energies of the proton-neutron multiplet ph9/2 ng9/2 are remarkably well reproduced by the theory, which accounts for the 1- state being the ground state instead of the 0- predicted by the Nordheim strong coupling rule. It is shown that the core-polarization effects are crucial to produce this inversion. The similarity between neutron-proton multiplets in the 132Sn and 208Pb regions is discussed in connection with the effective interaction.

  17. Method of synthesizing and growing copper-indium-diselenide (CuInSe/sub 2/) crystals

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    Ciszek, T.F.

    1984-11-29

    A process for preparing CuInSe/sub 2/ crystals includes melting a sufficient quantity of B/sub 2/O/sub 2/ along with stochiometric quantities of Cu, In, and Se in a crucible in a high-pressure atmosphere of inert gas to encapsulate the CuInSe/sub 2/ melt and confine the Se to the crucible. Additional Se in the range of 1.8 to 2.2% over the stochiometric quantity is preferred to make up for small amounts of Se lost in the process. The melt can then be cooled slowly to form the crystal as direct solidification, or the crystal can be grown by inserting a seed crystal through the B/sub 2/O/sub 3/ encapsulate into contact with the CuInSe/sub 2/ melt and withdrawing the seed upwardly to grow the crystal thereon from the melt.

  18. Observation and Measurement of Se-79 in SRS High-Level Tank Fission Product Waste

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    Dewberry, R.A.

    2000-08-21

    The authors report the first observation of confirmed Se-79 activity in Savannah River Site high level fission product waste. Se-79 was measured after a seven step chemical treatment to remove interfering activity from Cs-137, Sr-90, and plutonium at levels 105 times higher than the observed Se-79 content and to remove Tc-99 at levels 300 times higher than observed Se-79. Se-79 was measured by liquid scintillation beta-decay counting after specific tests to eliminate uncertainties from possible contributions from Tc-99, Pm-147, Sm-151, Zr-93, or Pu-241, whose beta-decay spectra could appear similar to that of Se-79, and whose content would be expected at levels near or greater than Se-79.

  19. Experimental and theoretical studies of band gap alignment in GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x}/GaAs quantum wells

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    Kudrawiec, R. Kopaczek, J.; Polak, M. P.; Scharoch, P.; Gladysiewicz, M.; Misiewicz, J.; Richards, R. D.; Bastiman, F.; David, J. P. R.

    2014-12-21

    Band gap alignment in GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x}/GaAs quantum wells (QWs) was studied experimentally by photoreflectance (PR) and theoretically, ab initio, within the density functional theory in which the supercell based calculations are combined with the alchemical mixing approximation applied to a single atom in a supercell. In PR spectra, the optical transitions related to the excited states in the QW (i.e., the transition between the second heavy-hole and the second electron subband) were clearly observed in addition to the ground state QW transition and the GaAs barrier transition. This observation is clear experimental evidence that this is a type I QW with a deep quantum confinement in the conduction and valence bands. From the comparison of PR data with calculations of optical transitions in GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x}/GaAs QW performed for various band gap alignments, the best agreement between experimental data and theoretical calculations has been found for the valence band offset of 52?±?5%. A very similar valence band offset was obtained from ab initio calculations. These calculations show that the incorporation of Bi atoms into GaAs host modifies both the conduction and the valence band. For GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} with 0?Bi, which only slightly decreases with Bi concentration. Whereas the valance band shift is clearly non-linear. Reducing initially at a rate of ?51?meV per % Bi for low concentrations of Bi and then at a significantly reduced rate of ?20?meV per % Bi near the end of the studied composition range. The overall reduction rate of the band gap is parabolic and the reduction rates change from ?84 to ?53?meV per % Bi for lower and higher Bi concentrations, respectively. The calculated shifts of valence and conduction bands give the variation of valence (conduction) band offset between GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} and GaAs in the range of ?60%–40% (?40%–60%), which is in good agreement with our conclusion derived from PR measurements.

  20. SLU, Box 58, SE-230 53Alnarp, Sverige tel: +46 (0)40-4150 00 Org.nr 202100-2817 info@slu.se

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    .slu.se 1(7) FUSE- Future Urban Sustainable Environments Caroline Dahl, projektledare STRATEGISK PLAN Strategisk plan för FUSE verksamhetsperiod 2013-2016 Projektnamn: Future Urban Sustainable Environment, FUSE

  1. Giant strain with ultra-low hysteresis and high temperature stability in grain oriented lead-free K???Bi???TiO?-BaTiO?-Na???Bi???TiO? piezoelectric materials

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    Maurya, Deepam; Zhou, Yuan; Wang, Yaojin; Yan, Yongke; Li, Jiefang; Viehland, Dwight; Priya, Shashank

    2015-02-26

    We synthesized grain-oriented lead-free piezoelectric materials in (K???Bi???TiO?-BaTiO?-xNa???Bi???TiO? (KBT-BT-NBT) system with high degree of texturing along the [001]c (c-cubic) crystallographic orientation. We demonstrate giant field induced strain (~0.48%) with an ultra-low hysteresis along with enhanced piezoelectric response (d?? ~ 190pC/N) and high temperature stability (~160°C). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) results demonstrate smaller size highly ordered domain structure in grain-oriented specimen relative to the conventional polycrystalline ceramics. The grain oriented specimens exhibited a high degree of non-180° domain switching, in comparison to the randomly axed ones. These results indicate the effective solution to the lead-free piezoelectricmore »materials.« less

  2. Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Slow, Bi-directional Perfusion Enhance the Formation of Tissue-Engineered Cardiac Grafts

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    Cheng, Mingyu

    Biochemical and mechanical signals enabling cardiac regeneration can be elucidated using in vitro tissue-engineering models. We hypothesized that insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF) and slow, bi-directional perfusion could ...

  3. Tissue specific regulation of the high density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor, scavenger receptor Class B, Type I (SR-BI) by the scaffold protein PDZK1

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    Fenske, Sara Anne

    2008-01-01

    PDZK1 is a four PDZ-domain containing cytoplasmic adaptor protein that binds the Cterminus of the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor SR-BI. Abolishing PDZK1 expression in PDZK1 knockout (KO) mice leads to a ...

  4. Electrodeposition of ultrathin Pd, Co and Bi films on well-defined noble-metal electrodes: studies by ultrahigh vacuum-electrochemistry (UHV-EC) 

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    Baricuatro, Jack Hess L

    2006-10-30

    Three illustrative cases involving the electrodeposition of ultrathin metal films of varying reactivities onto noble-metal substrates were investigated: (i) Pd on Pt(111), a noble admetal on a noble-metal surface; (ii) Bi ...

  5. Abstract--We have successfully manufactured and tested prototypes of a mechanically stabilized Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2Ox

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    McIntyre, Peter

    testing of the first batch of cable that used an earlier generation of Bi-2212 wire and stainless steel of the test coil the partial melt, and finally annealing it. Furthermore, oxygen is released and reabsorbed

  6. BI (XML) Publisher Conversion from Third Party Software in E-Business Suite: An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Reporting Framework Conversion Model

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    Wang, Shuai

    2012-05-11

    Components Guide,” 2008). Today, many companies who are using third-party ERP reports framework want to convert their reporting framework to Oracle BI Publisher framework because they want to reduce the overall cost of development, customization, and ongoing...

  7. ADVANCES IN SE-79 ANALYSES ON SAVANNAH RIVER SITE RADIOACTIVE WASTE MATRICES

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    Diprete, D; C Diprete, C; Ned Bibler, N; Cj Bannochie, C; Michael Hay, M

    2009-03-16

    Waste cleanup efforts underway at the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, as well as other DOE nuclear sites, have created a need to characterize {sup 79}Se in radioactive waste inventories. Successful analysis of {sup 79}Se in high activity waste matrices is challenging for a variety of reasons. As a result of these unique challenges, the successful quantification of {sup 79}Se in the types of matrices present at SRS requires an extremely efficient and selective separation of {sup 79}Se from high levels of interfering radionuclides. A robust {sup 79}Se radiochemical separation method has been developed at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) which is routinely capable of successfully purifying {sup 79}Se from a wide range of interfering radioactive species. In addition to a dramatic improvements in the Kd, ease, and reproducibility of the analysis, the laboratory time has been reduced from several days to only 6 hours.

  8. Enhanced ripening behavior of Mg-doped CdSe quantum dots

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    Kim, Tae-Geun

    In this study, CdO and Mg acetate were added into a mixture of paraffin oil and oleic acid (45:5) by 5 and 1 mEnhanced ripening behavior of Mg-doped CdSe quantum dots Yun-Mo Sung,a) Woo-Chul Kwak, and Woong November 2007; accepted 24 March 2008) Pure CdSe and Mg-doped CdSe nanocrystal quantum dots were

  9. Hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+ :ZnSe gain-switched

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    Mirov, Sergey B.

    Hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+ :ZnSe gain-switched laser A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov: The technology of hot-pressed Cr2+ :ZnSe ceramic preparation is reported. Comparative gain-switched lasing of hot­pressed ceramic and CVD grown Cr2+ :ZnSe samples with slope efficiencies up to 10 % and output energies up to 2 m

  10. DISSERTATION DEVICE PHYSICS OF Cu(In,Ga)Se2 THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS

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    Sites, James R.

    OF Cu(In,Ga)Se2 THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS Thin-film solar cells have the potential to be an important contributor to the global energy demand by the mid-21st-century. Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) solar cells, which haveDISSERTATION DEVICE PHYSICS OF Cu(In,Ga)Se2 THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS Submitted by Markus Gloeckler

  11. High-frequency electromagnetic properties of epitaxial Bi2FeCrO6 thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition

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    High-frequency electromagnetic properties of epitaxial Bi2FeCrO6 thin films grown by pulsed laser on the electromagnetic (EM) properties in high-frequency domain (HF) of multiferroic Bi2FeCrO6 (BFCO) thin films. The films were epitaxially grown on SrTiO3 substrates by pulsed laser ablation. Typical 50 nm-thick BFCO

  12. Mechanical and electronic-structure properties of compressed CdSe tetrapod nanocrystals

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    Schrier, Joshua; Lee, Byounghak; Wang, Lin-Wang

    2008-01-01

    Mechanical and electronic-structure properties of compressed94720 USA The coupling of mechanical and optical propertiestheoretical examination of the mechanical properties of CdSe

  13. Photovoltaic performance of ultra-small PbSe quantum dots

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    Ma, Wanli

    2014-01-01

    Y; Alivisatos, AP, Photovoltaic Devices Employing TernaryPhotovoltaic performance of ultra-small PbSe quantum dotsquantum dot, solar cell, photovoltaic, quantum size effect

  14. Photovoltaic Devices Employing Ternary PbSxSe1-x Nanocrystals

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    Alivisatos, A. Paul

    2009-01-01

    Photovoltaic Devices Employing Ternary PbS x Se 1-xalloy nanoparticles. Photovoltaic devices made using ternaryInformation for Efficient Photovoltaic Devices Employing

  15. Mössbauer investigations of hyperfine interactions features of {sup 57}Fe nuclei in BiFeO{sub 3} ferrite

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    Sobolev, Alexey, E-mail: salex12@rambler.ru; Presniakov, Igor, E-mail: salex12@rambler.ru; Rusakov, Vyacheslav, E-mail: salex12@rambler.ru; Matsnev, Mikhail; Gorchakov, Dmitry; Glazkova, Iana [Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991, Moscow (Russian Federation); Belik, Alexey [International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 (Japan)

    2014-10-27

    New results of {sup 57}Fe Mössbauer studies on BiFeO{sub 3} powder sample performed at various temperatures above and below magnetic phase transitions point T{sub N} ? 640K are reported. We have performed self-consistent calculations of the lattice contributions to the EFG tensor, taking into account dipole moments of the O{sup 2?} and Bi{sup 3+} ions. Low-temperature {sup 57}Fe Mössbauer spectra recorded at T < T{sub N} were analyzed assuming an anharmonic cycloidal modulation of the Fe{sup 3+} magnetic moments. The cycloidal modulation of the iron spin was described with the elliptic Jacobi function sn[(±4K(m)/?)x,m]. The good fit of the experimental spectra was obtained for the anharmonicity m = 0.44 ± 0.04 (T = 4.9K) resulting from the easy-axis magnetic anisotropy.

  16. Elastic and magnetostrictive properties of Tb6Fe1-xCioBi2 (0 < x < 0.375)

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    Koehler, Michael R. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Jia, Lin [ORNL; McCarthy, David [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); McGuire, Michael A [ORNL; Keppens, Veerle [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

    2011-01-01

    Elastic moduli and magnetostriction data are reported for polycrystalline Tb{sub 6}Fe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}Bi{sub 2} (0 {le} x {le} 0.375). The elastic moduli c{sub 11} and c{sub 44} have been measured as a function of temperature (5-300 K) and magnetic field (0-5 T), and reflect the ferromagnetic transition observed in these materials around 250 K. A remarkable elastic softening, which is partially suppressed upon application of a magnetic field, is observed at low temperatures and is believed to be linked to a structural transition that takes place in the Co-doped samples. The soft elastic moduli lead to large magnetostriction below 50 K, reaching a value of 700 ppm at 20 kOe for Tb{sub 6}Fe{sub 0.75}Co{sub 0.25}Bi{sub 2}.

  17. Development of the Ford QVM CNG bi-fuel 4.9L F-Series pickup truck

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    Lapetz, J.; McCarthy, D.; Greenfield, N. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States)] [and others

    1996-09-01

    A bi-fuel (Compressed Natural Gas [CNG] and gasoline) pickup truck has been developed using the Ford Alternative Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) process. The base vehicle`s 4.9L engine has been specially modified for improved durability on gaseous fuels. The base vehicle`s configuration has been designed for conversion to bi-fuel CNG operation. A complete CNG fuel system has been designed and qualified, including fuel tanks, fuel system, and electrical interface. The completed vehicle has been safety and emission certified, demonstrating CARB Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) emissions in MY95. This paper details the design objectives, development process, CNG components, and integration of the two fuel systems.

  18. Electron density and electron temperature measurement in a bi-Maxwellian electron distribution using a derivative method of Langmuir probes

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    Choi, Ikjin; Chung, ChinWook [Department of Electrical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Electrical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Youn Moon, Se [High-Enthalpy Plasma Research Center, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 561-756 (Korea, Republic of)] [High-Enthalpy Plasma Research Center, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 561-756 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-08-15

    In plasma diagnostics with a single Langmuir probe, the electron temperature T{sub e} is usually obtained from the slope of the logarithm of the electron current or from the electron energy probability functions of current (I)-voltage (V) curve. Recently, Chen [F. F. Chen, Phys. Plasmas 8, 3029 (2001)] suggested a derivative analysis method to obtain T{sub e} by the ratio between the probe current and the derivative of the probe current at a plasma potential where the ion current becomes zero. Based on this method, electron temperatures and electron densities were measured and compared with those from the electron energy distribution function (EEDF) measurement in Maxwellian and bi-Maxwellian electron distribution conditions. In a bi-Maxwellian electron distribution, we found the electron temperature T{sub e} obtained from the method is always lower than the effective temperatures T{sub eff} derived from EEDFs. The theoretical analysis for this is presented.

  19. Weak convergence of complex-valued measure for bi-product path space induced by quantum walk

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    Norio Konno; Etsuo Segawa

    2012-08-30

    In this paper, a complex-valued measure of bi-product path space induced by quantum walk is presented. In particular, we consider three types of conditional return paths in a power set of the bi-product path space (1) $\\Lambda \\times \\Lambda $, (2) $\\Lambda \\times \\Lambda'$ and (3) $\\Lambda'\\times \\Lambda'$, where $\\Lambda$ is the set of all $2n$-length ($n\\in \\mathbb{N}$) return paths and $\\Lambda'(\\subseteq \\Lambda)$ is the set of all $2n$-length return paths going through $nx$ ($x\\in [-1,1]$) at time $n$. We obtain asymptotic behaviors of the complex-valued measures for the situations (1)-(3) which imply two kinds of weak convergence theorems (Theorems 1 and 2). One of them suggests a weak limit of weak values.

  20. Strain effects on in-plane conductance of the topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}

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    Heui Hwang, Jin; Kwon, Sangku; Hun Kim, Jong; Young Park, Jeong, E-mail: jeongypark@kaist.ac.kr [Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Graduate School of EEWS, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Joonbum; Sung Kim, Jun [Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jhinhwan [Department of Physics, KAIST, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Lyeo, Ho-Ki [Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, 267 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-340 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-04-21

    We investigated the correlation between electrical transport and mechanical stress in a topological insulator, Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}, using conductive probe atomic force microscopy in an ultrahigh vacuum environment. After directly measuring charge transport on the cleaved Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} surface, we found that the current density varied with applied load. Current mapping revealed a variation of the current on different terraces. The current density increased in the low-pressure regime and then decreased in the high-pressure regime. This variation of current density was explained in light of the combined effect of changes in the in-plane conductance due to spin–orbit coupling and hexagonal warping.

  1. Magnetization, magnetic susceptibility, effective magnetic moment of Fe{sup 3+} ions in Bi{sub 25}FeO{sub 39} ferrite

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    Zatsiupa, A.A., E-mail: zatsiupa@mail.ru [Belarussian State Technological University, 220030 Minsk (Belarus); Bashkirov, L.A. [Belarussian State Technological University, 220030 Minsk (Belarus); Troyanchuk, I.O. [Scientific and Practical Materials Research Centre of the NAS of Belarus, 220072 Minsk (Belarus); Petrov, G.S. [Belarussian State Technological University, 220030 Minsk (Belarus); Galyas, A.I.; Lobanovsky, L.S.; Truhanov, S.V. [Scientific and Practical Materials Research Centre of the NAS of Belarus, 220072 Minsk (Belarus)

    2014-04-01

    Magnetic susceptibility for ferrite Bi{sub 25}FeO{sub 39} is measured at 5–950 K in the magnetic field of 0.86 T. It is shown that Bi{sub 25}FeO{sub 39} is paramagnetic in the temperature range 5?950 K. The saturation magnetization is equal to 5.04?{sub B} per formula unit at 5 K in a magnetic field of 10 T. It is found that at 5?300 K the effective magnetic moment of Fe{sup 3+} ions in Bi{sub 25}FeO{sub 39} is equal to 5.82?{sub B}. - Graphical abstract: The dependence of the magnetization (n, ?{sub B}) on the magnetic field for one formula unit of Bi{sub 25}FeO{sub 39} at 5 K. - Highlights: • Magnetic susceptibility for Bi{sub 25}FeO{sub 39} is measured at 5–950 K in the magnetic field of 0.86 T. • It is shown that Bi{sub 25}FeO{sub 39} is paramagnetic in the temperature range 5?950 K. • The saturation magnetization is equal to 5.04?{sub B} per formula unit at 5 K in a magnetic field of 10 T.

  2. Bi-conformal symmetry and static Green functions in the higher-dimensional Reissner-Nordstrom spacetimes

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    Valeri P. Frolov; Andrei Zelnikov

    2014-12-26

    We study a static scalar massless field created by a source located near an electrically charged higher dimensional spherically symmetric black hole. We demonstrated that there exist bi-conformal transformations relating static field solutions in the metric with different parameters of the mass M and charge Q. Using this symmetry we obtain the static scalar Green function in the higher dimensional Reissner-Nordstrom spacetimes.

  3. EPR investigation of defects in Bi12GeO20:Cr single crystal irradiated by high energy uranium ions

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    Stefaniuk, I; Rogalska, I; Wróbel, D

    2013-01-01

    The results of investigations of EPR spectra of chromium doped $Bi_{12} GeO_{20} (BGO)$ single crystals are presented. The crystals were studied before and after irradiation by the $^{235}U$ ions with energy 9.47 MeV/u and fluency $5 \\cdot 10^{2} cm^{-2}$. The effect of heating irradiated samples in air on the EPR spectra is also studied.

  4. BuildSense Compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel conversions for two Ford F-series pickup trucks.

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    BuildSense Compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel conversions for two Ford F-series pickup trucks $141,279 $35,320 $176,599 City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services Compressed natural gas ( CNG) up fits of Cary. Wake $121,779 $40,799 $162,578 Waste Industries Fifty-two CNG up fits on refuse trucks in Raleigh

  5. Anisotropic scattering rate in Fe-substituted Bi 2 Sr 2 Ca ( Cu 1 - x Fe x ) 2 O 8 + ?

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    Naamneh, M.; Lubashevsky, Y.; Lahoud, E.; Gu, G. D.; Kanigel, A.

    2015-05-01

    We measured the electronic structure of Fe-substituted Bi2212 using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. We find that the substitution does not change the momentum dependence of the superconducting gap but induces a very anisotropic enhancement of the scattering rate. A comparison of the effect of Fe substitution to that of Zn substitution suggests that the Fe reduces Tc so effectively because it suppresses very strongly the coherence weight around the antinodes.

  6. Ab initio investigation of the exchange interactions in Bi$_2$Fe$_4$O$_9$: The Cairo pentagonal lattice compound

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    Z. V. Pchelkina; S. V. Streltsov

    2013-08-05

    We present the \\emph{ab initio} calculation of the electronic structure and magnetic properties of Bi$_2$Fe$_4$O$_9$. This compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal structure with the Fe$^{3+}$ ions forming the Cairo pentagonal lattice implying strong geometric frustration. The neutron diffraction measurements reveal nearly orthogonal magnetic configuration, which at first sight is rather unexpected since it does not minimize the total energy of the pair of magnetic ions coupled by the Heisenberg exchange interaction. Here we calculate the electronic structure and exchange integrals of Bi2Fe4O9 within the LSDA+U method. We obtain three different in-plane (J3=36 K, J4=73 K, J5=23 K) and two interplane (J1=10 K, J2=12 K) exchange parameters. The derived set of exchange integrals shows that the realistic description of Bi2Fe4O9 needs a more complicated model than the ideal Cairo pentagonal lattice with only two exchange parameters in the plane. However, if one takes into account only two largest exchange integrals, then according to the ratio x\\equiv J3/J4=0.49<\\sqrt{2} (a critical parameter for the ideal Cairo pentagonal lattice, see. Ref.~1) the ground state should be the orthogonal magnetic configuration in agreement with experiment. The microscopic origin of different exchange interactions is also discussed.

  7. Structural and magnetic properties of Tb6Fe1-xCoxBi2 (0 x 0.375) compounds

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    Jia, Lin [ORNL; Koehler, Michael R. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); McCarthy, David [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); McGuire, Michael A [ORNL; Keepens, V. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

    2011-01-01

    Tb{sub 6}Fe{sub 1-x}Co{sub x}Bi{sub 2} (x = 0, 0.125, 0.250, 0.375) compounds have been synthesized, and the structural and magnetic properties are reported. All of the compounds crystallize in the hexagonal Zr{sub 6}CoAs{sub 2}-type structure at room temperature, but low temperature x-ray diffraction measurements on the Co-doped samples Tb{sub 6}Fe{sub 0.750}Co{sub 0.250}Bi{sub 2} and Tb{sub 6}Fe{sub 0.625}Co{sub 0.375}Bi{sub 2} show a splitting of the Bragg peaks, indicating a symmetry lowering structural phase transition at {approx}40 K. Two magnetic transitions are observed, with T{sub C1} - 250 K and T{sub C2} - 70 K. While the high temperature transition corresponds to the ferromagnetic ordering of the Tb moments, the lower transition is most likely linked to the structural transition.

  8. Magnetic field and field orientation dependence of the critical current density in Bi-2212 round wires and other HTS conductors

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    Willis, J.O.; Holesinger, T.G.; Coulter, J.Y.; Maley, M.P.

    1996-10-01

    The authors have performed measurements of the magnetic field dependence of the critical current density J{sub c} of Bi-2212/Ag round wire produced by isothermal melt processing. In contrast to the case for flat tape, there is very little dependence of J{sub c} on the direction of the magnetic field as it is rotated normal to the wire axis, which is the direction of the nominal current flow. However, when the angle of the magnetic field direction is rotated from normal to the wire axis to parallel to that axis, J{sub c} at 64 K and 0.2 T increases by more than a factor of four. Again, this is in contrast to the results observed for Bi-2212/Ag and Bi-2223/Ag flat tapes, which show no anisotropy under similar experimental conditions. They can explain these differences in angular anisotropy by referring to the microstructure of these two conductor types, which have distinctly different types of grain alignment. They discuss the general behavior of the dependence of J{sub c} on the orientation of a magnetic field for high temperature superconductors.

  9. Manufacturing of High-Efficiency Bi-Facial Tandem Concentrator Solar Cells: February 20, 2009--August 20, 2010

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    Wojtczuk , S.

    2011-06-01

    Spire Semiconductor made concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) cells using a new bi-facial growth process and met both main program goals: a) 42.5% efficiency 500X (AM1.5D, 25C, 100mW/cm2); and b) Ready to supply at least 3MW/year of such cells at end of program. We explored a unique simple fabrication process to make a N/P 3-junction InGaP/GaAs/InGaAs tandem cells . First, the InGaAs bottom cell is grown on the back of a GaAs wafer. The wafers are then loaded into a cassette, spin-rinsed to remove particles, dipped in dilute NH4OH and spin-dried. The wafers are then removed from the cassette loaded the reactor for GaAs middle and InGaP top cell growth on the opposite wafer face (bi-facial growth). By making the epitaxial growth process a bit more complex, we are able to avoid more complex processing (such as large area wafer bonding or epitaxial liftoff) used in the inverted metamorphic (IMM) approach to make similar tandem stacks. We believe the yield is improved compared to an IMM process. After bi-facial epigrowth, standard III-V cell steps (back metal, photolithography for front grid, cap etch, AR coat, dice) are used in the remainder of the process.

  10. The multiferroic properties of polycrystalline Bi{sub 1?x}Y{sub x}FeO{sub 3} films

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    Sheng, Yan [Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China and Key Laboratory of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096 (China); Rui, Wenbin; Du, Jun, E-mail: jdu@nju.edu.cn, E-mail: xuqingyu@seu.edu.cn [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Qiu, Xiangbiao [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210008 (China); Zhou, Shengqiang [Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, P.O. Box 510119, Dresden 01314 (Germany); Xu, Qingyu, E-mail: jdu@nju.edu.cn, E-mail: xuqingyu@seu.edu.cn [Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China and Key Laboratory of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096 (China); National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2014-05-07

    Polycrystalline Bi{sub 1?x}Y{sub x}FeO{sub 3} films with varying x from 0 to 0.30 were prepared by pulsed laser deposition on surface oxidized Si (100) substrates with LaNiO{sub 3} as buffer layer. The influence of Y doping on the structure, ferroelectric properties, and exchange bias have been systematically investigated. X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy studies revealed the structural transition from rhombohedral R3c to orthorhombic Pn2{sub 1}a with increasing x above 0.10. The leakage current density of BiFeO{sub 3} has been effectively suppressed by Y doping, and well saturated P–E loops have been observed in Bi{sub 1?x}Y{sub x}FeO{sub 3} (0.01???x???0.07). Exchange bias field with a 3.6?nm thick NiFe layer increases with increasing x to 0.01, then decreases with further increasing x.

  11. Performance of Anode-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Thin Bi-Layer Electrolyte by Pulsed Laser Deposition

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    Lu, Zigui; Hardy, John S.; Templeton, Jared W.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Fisher, Daniel; Wu, Naijuan; Ignatiev, Alex

    2012-07-15

    Anode-supported yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ)/samaria doped ceria (SDC) bi-layer electrolytes with uniform thickness and high density were fabricated by pulsed laser deposition at 1000 degrees C. Fuel cells with such bi-layer electrolytes were fabricated and tested, yielding open circuit voltages from 0.94 to 1.0 V at 600-700 degrees C. Power densities from 0.4 to 1.0 W cm{sup -2} at 0.7 V were achieved in air at temperatures of 600-700 degrees C. Cell performance was improved in flowing oxygen, with an estimated peak power density of over 2 W cm{sup -2} at 650 degrees C, assuming the same overall resistance over the entire range of current density. The high cell performance was attributed to the very low ohmic resistance of the fuel cell, owing to the small thickness of the electrolyte. Stable performance was also demonstrated in that the voltage of the fuel cell showed very little change at a constant current density of 1 A cm{sup -2} during more than 400 hours of operation at 650 degrees C in flowing oxygen. SEM analysis of the fuel cell after testing showed that the bi-layer electrolyte had retained its chemical and mechanical integrity.

  12. PERFORMANCE OF CdSe TETRAPODS-GOLD AS NANOSTRUCTURE ELECTROCHEMICAL MATERIALS IN PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS

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    Natelson, Douglas

    PERFORMANCE OF CdSe TETRAPODS-GOLD AS NANOSTRUCTURE ELECTROCHEMICAL MATERIALS IN PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS antenna arrays are assembled by coating on CdSe tetrapod templates; the rectifying barrier is formed and reduce the costs associated with conventional solar cells, including multi-bandgap materials [5

  13. Ultrafast Spectroscopy of CdSe Nanocrystals: Morphological and Environmental Effects on Nonradiative and Nonadiabatic Relaxation

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    Xu, Xianfan

    Ultrafast Spectroscopy of CdSe Nanocrystals: Morphological and Environmental Effects of various morpholo- gies has been demonstrated in CdSe, such as quantum dots (QDs),3 quantum rods (QRs),4 devices and technologies have come to fruition, for example, nanocrystal solar cells (NCSC),7 lasers,8

  14. Volume 42, number 2 OPTICSCOMMUNICATIONS 15 June 1982 ELECTRON BEAM PUMPED CW Se II LASER ~

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    Rocca, Jorge J.

    Volume 42, number 2 OPTICSCOMMUNICATIONS 15 June 1982 ELECTRON BEAM PUMPED CW Se II LASER ~ J of singlyionized seleniumusingan electron beam to excite a He-Se mixture. The variation of the laser output power as a function of the electron beam dischargeparameters is reported. Recently we obtained cw laser radiation from

  15. Superconductivity in Strong Spin Orbital Coupling Compound Sb2Se3

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    Shen, Guoyin

    Superconductivity in Strong Spin Orbital Coupling Compound Sb2Se3 P. P. Kong1 , F. Sun1,3 , L. Y induce Sb2Se3 into a topological nontrivial state. Here, we report on the discovery of superconductivity superconductive at high pressures above 10 GPa proceeded by a pressure induced insulator to metal like transition

  16. Photovoltaic cells fabricated by electrophoretic deposition of CdSe nanocrystals

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    Smith, Nathanael J.

    Photovoltaic cells fabricated by electrophoretic deposition of CdSe nanocrystals Nathanael J. Smith Electrophoretic deposition was used to deposit CdSe nanocrystals on TiO2 for use in photovoltaic cells formed. A solar cell constructed using electrophoretic deposition exhibited a photovoltaic response from

  17. ME/SE 762 Nonlinear Systems and Control Location: SOC B63

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    Lin, Xi

    ME/SE 762 Nonlinear Systems and Control Location: SOC B63 Time: Tue & Thu 12-2 Instructor: Calin-4 #12;ME/SE 762 Nonlinear Systems and Control Prerequisites: a grad-level class on linear systems: · stability analysis of nonlinear systems (with emphasis on Lyapunov theory) · nonlinear feedback control

  18. Development of a Low Cost Insulated Foil Substrate for Cu(InGaSe)2 Photovoltaics

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    ERTEN ESER

    2012-01-22

    The project validated the use of stainless steel flexible substrate coated with silicone-based resin dielectric, developed by Dow Corning Corporation, for Cu(InGa)Se2 based photovoltaics. The projects driving force was the high performance of Cu(InGa)Se2 based photovoltaics coupled with potential cost reduction that could be achieved with dielectric coated SS web substrate.

  19. Surface Plasmon Excitation via Au Nanoparticles in CdSe Semiconductor

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    Pradhan, A. K.; Konda, R. B.; Mundle, R.; Mustafa, H.; Bamiduro, O.; Roy, U. N.; Cui, Y.; Burger, A.

    2008-10-23

    We present experimental evidence for the large Raman and photoluminescence enhancement in CdSe semiconductor films grown on Si and glass substrates due to excitation of surface plasmon resonances in proximate gold metal nanoparticles deposited on the surface of CdSe film. Heterojunction diodes containing n-CdSe on p-Si semiconductor were fabricated and the surface of the diodes was in situ coated with Au nanoparticles using the ultra-high vacuum pulsed-laser deposition technique. A significant enhancement of the photocurrent was obtained in CdSe/p-Si containing Au nanoparticles on the surface compared to CdSe/p-Si due to the enhanced photo-absorption within the semiconductor by the phenomenon of surface plasmon resonance. These observations suggest a variety of approaches for improving the performance of devices such as photodetectors, photovoltaic, and related devices, including biosensors.

  20. Observations on BI from $\\mathcal{N}=2$ Supergravity and the General Ward Identity

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    Andrianopoli, Laura; D'Auria, Riccardo; Rodriguez, Evelyn; Trigiante, Mario

    2015-01-01

    The multi-vector generalization of a rigid, partially-broken $\\mathcal{N}=2$ supersymmetric theory is presented as a rigid limit of a suitable gauged $\\mathcal{N}=2$ supergravity with electric, magnetic charges and antisymmetric tensor fields. This on the one hand generalizes a known result by Ferrara, Girardello and Porrati while on the other hand allows to recover the multi-vector BI models from $\\mathcal{N}=2$ supergravity as the end-point of a hierarchical limit in which the Planck mass first and then the supersymmetry breaking scale are sent to infinity. We define, in the parent supergravity model, a new symplectic frame in which, in the rigid limit, manifest symplectic invariance is preserved and the electric and magnetic Fayet-Iliopoulos terms are fully originated from the dyonic components of the embedding tensor. The supergravity origin of several features of the resulting rigid supersymmetric theory will be elucidated, such as the presence of a traceless ${\\rm SU}(2)$- Lie algebra term in the Ward i...

  1. Bi-conformal symmetry and static Green functions in the Schwarzschild-Tangherlini spacetimes

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    Valeri P. Frolov; Andrei Zelnikov

    2014-12-21

    We study static massless minimally coupled scalar field created by a source in a static D-dimensional spacetime. We demonstrate that the corresponding equation for this field is invariant under a special transformation of the background metric. This transformation consists of the static conformal transformation of the spatial part of the metric accompanied by a properly chosen transformation of the red-shift factor. Both transformations are determined by one function of the spatial coordinates. We show that in a case of higher dimensional spherically symmetric black holes one can find such a bi-conformal transformation that the symmetry of the D-dimensional metric is enhanced after its application. Namely, the metric becomes a direct sum of the metric on a unit sphere and the metric of 2D anti-de Sitter space. The method of the heat kernels is used to find the Green function in this new space, that allows one, after dimensional reduction, to obtain a static Green function in the original space of the static black hole. The general useful representation of static Green functions is obtained in the Schwarzschild-Tangherlini spacetimes of arbitrary dimension. The exact explicit expressions for the static Green functions are obtained in such metrics for D < 6. It is shown that in the four dimensional case the corresponding Green function coincides with the Copson solution.

  2. Particle-Hole Symmetry Breaking in the Pseudogap State of Bi2201

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    Hashimoto, M.; /SIMES, Stanford /Stanford U., Geballe Lab. /LBNL, ALS; He, R.-H.; /aff SIMES, Stanford /Stanford U., Geballe Lab.; Tanaka, K.; /aff SIMES, Stanford /Stanford U., Geballe Lab. /LBNL, ALS /Osaka U.; Testaud, J.P.; /SIMES, Stanford /Stanford U., Geballe Lab. /LBNL, ALS; Meevasana1, W.; Moore, R.G.; Lu, D.H.; /SIMES, Stanford /Stanford U., Geballe Lab.; Yao, H.; /SIMES, Stanford; Yoshida, Y.; Eisaki, H.; /AIST, Tsukuba; Devereaux, T.P.; /SIMES, Stanford /Stanford U., Geballe Lab.; Hussain, Z.; /LBNL, ALS; Shen, Z.-X.; /SIMES, Stanford /Stanford U., Geballe Lab.

    2011-08-19

    In conventional superconductors, a gap exists in the energy absorption spectrum only below the transition temperature (T{sub c}), corresponding to the energy price to pay for breaking a Cooper pair of electrons. In high-T{sub c} cuprate superconductors above T{sub c}, an energy gap called the pseudogap exists, and is controversially attributed either to pre-formed superconducting pairs, which would exhibit particle-hole symmetry, or to competing phases which would typically break it. Scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) studies suggest that the pseudogap stems from lattice translational symmetry breaking and is associated with a different characteristic spectrum for adding or removing electrons (particle-hole asymmetry). However, no signature of either spatial or energy symmetry breaking of the pseudogap has previously been observed by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). Here we report ARPES data from Bi2201 which reveals both particle-hole symmetry breaking and dramatic spectral broadening indicative of spatial symmetry breaking without long range order, upon crossing through T* into the pseudogap state. This symmetry breaking is found in the dominant region of the momentum space for the pseudogap, around the so-called anti-node near the Brillouin zone boundary. Our finding supports the STM conclusion that the pseudogap state is a broken-symmetry state that is distinct from homogeneous superconductivity.

  3. Low frequency radio observations of bi-directional electron beams in the solar corona

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    Carley, Eoin P; Vilmer, Nicole; Gallagher, Peter T

    2015-01-01

    The radio signature of a shock travelling through the solar corona is known as a type II solar radio burst. In rare cases these bursts can exhibit a fine structure known as `herringbones', which are a direct indicator of particle acceleration occurring at the shock front. However, few studies have been performed on herringbones and the details of the underlying particle acceleration processes are unknown. Here, we use an image processing technique known as the Hough transform to statistically analyse the herringbone fine structure in a radio burst at $\\sim$20-90 MHz observed from the Rosse Solar-Terrestrial Observatory on 2011 September 22. We identify 188 individual bursts which are signatures of bi-directional electron beams continuously accelerated to speeds of 0.16$_{-0.10}^{+0.11} c$. This occurs at a shock acceleration site initially at a constant altitude of $\\sim$0.6 R$_{\\odot}$ in the corona, followed by a shift to $\\sim$0.5 R$_{\\odot}$. The anti-sunward beams travel a distance of 170$_{-97}^{+174}$ ...

  4. Approved Module Information for SE12EM, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Mathematics for 1st year Engineers Module Code: SE12EM

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    Engineers Module Code: SE12EM School: Engineering and Applied Science Module Type: Standard Module New (Enhanced Honours) Programmes in which available: BEng Mechanical Engineering Systems. BEng/MEng Electromechanical Engineering. BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering. BEng Electrical Engineering Systems. BEng

  5. Module Information for SE0SLF, 2015/6 -APPROVED Module Title/Name: Systems and Logistics Foundations Module Code: SE0SLF

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    Rebollo-Neira, Laura

    Module Information for SE0SLF, 2015/6 - APPROVED Module Title/Name: Systems and Logistics thinking and its role in engineering ? To provide students with a knowledge of the role of logistics in society Module Learning Outcomes: ? To describe the role of systems and logistics in engineering and wider

  6. SE HAN FINALIZADO LOS PREPARATIVOS PARA LA CONFERENCIA NACIONAL DE JUSTICIA MEDIOAMBIENTAL Y PROGRAMA DE FORMACIÓN 2013

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    La National Environmental Justice Conference, Inc. (Conferencia de Justicia Medioambiental) se prepara para otro exitoso acontecimiento, ya que se aproxima la Conferencia Nacional de Justicia...

  7. Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) breast composition descriptors: Automated measurement development for full field digital mammography

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    Fowler, E. E.; Sellers, T. A.; Lu, B.; Heine, J. J.

    2013-11-15

    Purpose: The Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) breast composition descriptors are used for standardized mammographic reporting and are assessed visually. This reporting is clinically relevant because breast composition can impact mammographic sensitivity and is a breast cancer risk factor. New techniques are presented and evaluated for generating automated BI-RADS breast composition descriptors using both raw and calibrated full field digital mammography (FFDM) image data.Methods: A matched case-control dataset with FFDM images was used to develop three automated measures for the BI-RADS breast composition descriptors. Histograms of each calibrated mammogram in the percent glandular (pg) representation were processed to create the new BR{sub pg} measure. Two previously validated measures of breast density derived from calibrated and raw mammograms were converted to the new BR{sub vc} and BR{sub vr} measures, respectively. These three measures were compared with the radiologist-reported BI-RADS compositions assessments from the patient records. The authors used two optimization strategies with differential evolution to create these measures: method-1 used breast cancer status; and method-2 matched the reported BI-RADS descriptors. Weighted kappa (?) analysis was used to assess the agreement between the new measures and the reported measures. Each measure's association with breast cancer was evaluated with odds ratios (ORs) adjusted for body mass index, breast area, and menopausal status. ORs were estimated as per unit increase with 95% confidence intervals.Results: The three BI-RADS measures generated by method-1 had ? between 0.25–0.34. These measures were significantly associated with breast cancer status in the adjusted models: (a) OR = 1.87 (1.34, 2.59) for BR{sub pg}; (b) OR = 1.93 (1.36, 2.74) for BR{sub vc}; and (c) OR = 1.37 (1.05, 1.80) for BR{sub vr}. The measures generated by method-2 had ? between 0.42–0.45. Two of these measures were significantly associated with breast cancer status in the adjusted models: (a) OR = 1.95 (1.24, 3.09) for BR{sub pg}; (b) OR = 1.42 (0.87, 2.32) for BR{sub vc}; and (c) OR = 2.13 (1.22, 3.72) for BR{sub vr}. The radiologist-reported measures from the patient records showed a similar association, OR = 1.49 (0.99, 2.24), although only borderline statistically significant.Conclusions: A general framework was developed and validated for converting calibrated mammograms and continuous measures of breast density to fully automated approximations for the BI-RADS breast composition descriptors. The techniques are general and suitable for a broad range of clinical and research applications.

  8. Probing the size and environment induced phase transformation in CdSe quantum dots

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    Karakoti, Ajay S.; Sanghavi, Shail P.; Nachimuthu, Ponnusamy; Yang, Ping; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai

    2011-11-17

    The structural and electronic properties of CdSe quantum dots in toluene and drop-casted on Si wafer were investigated by in-situ micro X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and UV-Vis absorption and emission spectroscopy. The in-situ micro diffraction data show that the CdSe quantum dots capped with TOPO or hexadecylamine (HDA) in toluene exhibit predominantly wurtzite crystal structure, which undergoes a phase transformation to zinc blende crystal structure following drop casting on Si and this phase transition increases with decreasing the size of the CdSe quantum dots. Decreasing the size of quantum dots also increases the Se vacancies that facilitate the phase transformation. The X-ray photoelectron spectra show a systematic increase in the core level binding energies of Cd 3d and Se 3d, the band gap and the Cd/Se ratio as the size of the quantum dots decreases from 6.6nm to 2.1nm. This is attributed to the quantum confinement of CdSe crystallites by the capping ligands in toluene which increases with decreasing the size of the quantum dots. However, drop-casting quantum dots on Si alter the density and arrangement of capping ligands and solvent molecules on the quantum dots which causes significant phase transformation.

  9. INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook v3.2: Improving the Process for SE Practitioners

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    R. Douglas Hamelin; David D. Walden; Michael E. Krueger

    2010-07-01

    The INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook is the official INCOSE reference document for understanding systems engineering (SE) methods and conducting SE activities. Over the years, the Handbook has evolved to accommodate advances in the SE discipline and now serves as the basis for the Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) exam. Due to its evolution, the Handbook had become somewhat disjointed in its treatment and presentation of SE topics and was not aligned with the latest version of International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 15288:2008, Systems and Software Engineering. As a result, numerous inconsistencies were identified that could confuse practitioners and directly impact the probability of success in passing the CSEP exam. Further, INCOSE leadership had previously submitted v3.1 of the Handbook to ISO/IEC for consideration as a Technical Report, but was told that the Handbook would have to be updated to conform with the terminology and structure of new ISO/IEC15288:2008, Systems and software engineering, prior to being considered. The revised INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook v3.2 aligns with the structure and principles of ISO/IEC 15288:2008 and presents the generic SE life-cycle process steps in their entirety, without duplication or redundancy, in a single location within the text. As such, the revised Handbook v3.2 serves as a comprehensive instructional and reference manual for effectively understanding SE processes and conducting SE and better serves certification candidates preparing for the CSEP exam.

  10. Structure and magnetic properties of low-temperature phase Mn-Bi nanosheets with ultra-high coercivity and significant anisotropy

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    Liu, Rongming, E-mail: rmliu@iphy.ac.cn, E-mail: shenbg@iphy.ac.cn; Zhang, Ming; Niu, E; Li, Zhubai; Zheng, Xinqi; Wu, Rongrong; Zuo, Wenliang; Shen, Baogen; Hu, Fengxia; Sun, Jirong [State Key Laboratory for Magnetism, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-05-07

    The microstructure, crystal structure, and magnetic properties of low-temperature phase (LTP) Mn-Bi nanosheets, prepared by surfactant assistant high-energy ball milling (SA-HEBM) with oleylamine and oleic acid as the surfactant, were examined with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and vibrating sample magnetometer, respectively. Effect of ball-milling time on the coercivity of LTP Mn-Bi nanosheets was systematically investigated. Results show that the high energy ball milling time from tens of minutes to several hours results in the coercivity increase of Mn-Bi powders and peak values of 14.3 kOe around 10 h. LTP Mn-Bi nanosheets are characterized by an average thickness of tens of nanometers, an average diameter of ?1.5??m, and possess a relatively large aspect ratio, an ultra-high room temperature coercivity of 22.3 kOe, a significant geometrical and magnetic anisotropy, and a strong (00l) crystal texture. Magnetization and demagnetization behaviors reveal that wall pinning is the dominant coercivity mechanism in these LTP Mn-Bi nanosheets. The ultrafine grain refinement introduced by the SA-HEBM process contribute to the ultra-high coercivity of LTP Mn-Bi nanosheets and a large number of defects put a powerful pinning effect on the magnetic domain movement, simultaneously. Further magnetic measurement at 437?K shows that a high coercivity of 17.8 kOe and a strong positive temperature coefficient of coercivity existed in the bonded permanent magnet made by LTP Mn-Bi nanosheets.

  11. Characterization of ZnSe scintillating bolometers for Double Beta Decay

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    C. Arnaboldi; S. Capelli; O. Cremonesi; L. Gironi; M. Pavan; G. Pessina; S. Pirro

    2010-06-30

    ZnSe scintillating bolometers are good candidates for future Double Beta Decay searches, because of the 82Se high Q-value and thanks to the possibility of alpha background rejection on the basis of the scintillation signal. In this paper we report the characteristics and the anomalies observed in an extensive study of these devices. Among them, an unexpected high emission from alpha particles, accompanied with an unusual pattern of the light vs. heat scatter plot. The perspectives for the application of this kind of detectors to search for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 82Se are presented.

  12. Ann bay lodyans 11 / Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml ANN BAY LODYANS 11 Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben...") ki pare ti liv sa a. AYITI SE PEP AYISYEN PM 7854 .H39 A56 2000 PM Enstiti Etid Ayisyen - Inivesite Kannzas Bon Nouvel Fondasyon Alfa Lwes 1997 YON PWASON KI RELE TEZEN Vwala se yon jennfi yo rele Wozilya ak yon jennjan yo rele Tezen ki...

  13. Ann bay lodyans 14 / Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml fcjNlVfcHto" r ' K A N S A S L lBf iAH.r ANN BAY... LODYANS1 4 Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a. A 51* AYITI SE PEP AYISYEN PM 7854 .H39 A56 2000 v. 14 Enstiti Etid Ayisyen - Inivesite Kannzas Bon Nouvel Fondasyon Alfa Lwes 2000 YON TI PYE ZORANJ Se istwa yon ti fi ki...

  14. Lattice dynamics of BaFe2X3(X=S,Se) compounds

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    Popovi?, Z. V.; Š?epanovi?, M.; Lazarevi?, N.; Opa?i?, M.; Radonji?, M. M.; Tanaskovi?, D.; Lei, Hechang; Petrovic, C.

    2015-02-27

    We present the Raman scattering spectra of the S=2 spin ladder compounds BaFe?X? (X=S,Se) in a temperature range between 20 and 400 K. Although the crystal structures of these two compounds are both orthorhombic and very similar, they are not isostructural. The unit cell of BaFe?S? (BaFe?Se?) is base-centered Cmcm (primitive Pnma), giving 18 (36) modes to be observed in the Raman scattering experiment. We have detected almost all Raman active modes, predicted by factor group analysis, which can be observed from the cleavage planes of these compounds. Assignment of the observed Raman modes of BaFe?S(Se)? is supported by themore »lattice dynamics calculations. The antiferromagnetic long-range spin ordering in BaFe?Se? below TN=255K leaves a fingerprint both in the A1g and B3g phonon mode linewidth and energy.« less

  15. Low-temperature ferromagnetic properties in Co-doped Ag{sub 2}Se nanoparticles

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    Yang, Fengxia E-mail: xia9020@hust.edu.cn; Yu, Gen; Han, Chong; Liu, Tingting; Zhang, Duanming; Xia, Zhengcai E-mail: xia9020@hust.edu.cn

    2014-01-06

    ?-Ag{sub 2}Se is a topologically nontrivial insulator. The magnetic properties of Co-doped Ag{sub 2}Se nanoparticles with Co concentrations up to 40% were investigated. The cusp of zero-field-cooling magnetization curves and the low-temperature hysteresis loops were observed. With increasing concentration of Co{sup 2+} ions mainly substituting Ag{sub I} sites in the Ag{sub 2}Se structure, the resistivity, Curie temperature T{sub c}, and magnetization increased. At 10?T, a sharp drop of resistance near T{sub c} was detected due to Co dopants. The ferromagnetic behavior in Co-doped Ag{sub 2}Se might result from the intra-layer ferromagnetic coupling and surface spin. This magnetic semiconductor is a promising candidate in electronics and spintronics.

  16. Enhanced Thermoelectric Power and Electronic Correlations in RuSe2

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    Wang, Kefeng; Wang, Aifeng; Tomic, A.; Wang, Limin; Abeykoon, A.M. Milinda; Dooryhee, E.; Billinge, S. J.L.; Petrovic, C.

    2015-04-01

    We report the electronic structure, electric and thermal transport properties of Ru1-xIrxSe2 (x ? 0:2). RuSe2 is a semiconductor that crystallizes in a cubic pyrite unit cell. The Seebeck coefficient of RuSe2 exceeds -200 ?#22;V/K around 730 K. Ir substitution results in the suppression of the resistivity and the Seebeck coefficient, suggesting the removal of the peaks in density of states near the Fermi level. Ru0.8Ir0.2Se2 shows a semiconductor-metal crossover at about 30 K. The magnetic field restores the semiconducting behavior. Our results indicate the importance of the electronic correlations in enhanced thermoelectricity of RuSb2.

  17. Phonon properties of BaFe?X? (X=S, Se) spin ladder compounds

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    Popovicq, Z. V.; Petrovic, C.; Scepanovic, M.; Lazarevic, N.; Opacic, M.; Radonjic, M. M.; Tanaskovic, D.; Lei, Hechang

    2015-02-27

    We present the Raman scattering spectra of the S=2 spin ladder compounds BaFe?X? (X=S,Se) in a temperature range between 20 and 400 K. Although the crystal structures of these two compounds are both orthorhombic and very similar, they are not isostructural. The unit cell of BaFe?S? (BaFe?Se?) is base-centered Cmcm (primitive Pnma), giving 18 (36) modes to be observed in the Raman scattering experiment. We have detected almost all Raman active modes, predicted by factor group analysis, which can be observed from the cleavage planes of these compounds. Assignment of the observed Raman modes of BaFe?S(Se)? is supported by themore »lattice dynamics calculations. The antiferromagnetic long-range spin ordering in BaFe?Se? below TN=255K leaves a fingerprint both in the A1g and B3g phonon mode linewidth and energy.« less

  18. Super-Poissonian Statistics of Photon Emission from Single CdSe...

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    Super-Poissonian Statistics of Photon Emission from Single CdSe-CdS Core-Shell Nanocrystals Coupled to Metal Nanostructures Citation Details In-Document Search Title:...

  19. Time resolved fluorescence of CdSe nanocrystals using single molecule spectroscopy

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    Fisher, Brent R

    2005-01-01

    A wide variety of spectroscopic studies of CdSe nanocrystals (NCs) are presented in this thesis, all studying some aspect of the temporal evolution of NC fluorescence tinder different conditions. In particular the methods ...

  20. Synthesis and structural characterization of ZnTe/ZnSe core/shell tunable quantum dots

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    Guan, Juan

    2008-01-01

    Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals or quantum dots have attracted much attention recently with their unique optical properties. Here we present a novel approach to synthesize ZnTe/ZnSe core/shell tunable quantum dots. ...

  1. Efficient light emitting devices utilizing CdSe(ZnS) quantum dots in organic host matrices

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    Coe-Sullivan, Seth (Seth Alexander)

    2002-01-01

    We demonstrate efficient electroluminescence from thin film structures containing core-shell CdSe(ZnS) quantum dots dispersed in molecular organic host materials. In the most efficient devices, excitons are created on the ...

  2. WEATHERIZATION INDUSTRIES SAVE ENERGY ST SE SALEM, OREGON 97301 (503) 5691381 WEATHERIZATIONALLIES@GMAIL.COM

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    WEATHERIZATION INDUSTRIES SAVE ENERGY 565 21ST ST SE SALEM, OREGON 97301 · (503) 5691381 AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL'S CONSERVATION PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS Weatherization Industries Save Energy (WISE · WEATHERIZATIONALLIES@GMAIL.COM COMMENTS ON ACHIEVABLE SAVINGS: A RETROSPECTIVE LOOK AT THE NORTHWEST POWER

  3. Hidden Superlattice in Tl2(SC6H4S) and Tl2(SeC6H4Se) Solved from Powder X-ray Diffraction

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    K Stone; D Turner; M Singh; T Vaid; P Stephens

    2011-12-31

    The crystal structures of the isostructural title compounds poly[({mu}-benzene-1,4-dithiolato)dithallium], Tl{sub 2}(SC{sub 6}H{sub 4}S), and poly[({mu}-benzene-1,4-diselenolato)dithallium], Tl{sub 2}(SeC{sub 6}H{sub 4}Se), were solved by simulated annealing from high-resolution synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. Rietveld refinements of an initial structure with one formula unit per triclinic cell gave satisfactory agreement with the data, but led to a structure with impossibly close non-bonded contacts. A disordered model was proposed to alleviate this problem, but an alternative supercell structure leads to slightly improved agreement with the data. The isostructural superlattice structures were confirmed for both compounds through additional data collection, with substantially better counting statistics, which revealed the presence of very weak superlattice peaks not previously seen. Overall, each structure contains Tl-S or Tl-Se two-dimensional networks, connected by phenylene bridges. The sulfur (or selenium) coordination sphere around each thallium is a highly distorted square pyramid or a 'see-saw' shape, depending upon how many Tl-S or Tl-Se interactions are considered to be bonds. In addition, the two compounds contain pairs of Tl{sup I} ions that interact through a closed-shell 'thallophilic' interaction: in the sulfur compound there are two inequivalent pairs of Tl atoms with Tl-Tl distances of 3.49 and 3.58 {angstrom}, while in the selenium compound those Tl-Tl interactions are at 3.54 and 3.63 {angstrom}.

  4. Thin-film Sb2Se3 photovoltaics with oriented one-dimensional ribbons and benign

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    Sargent, Edward H. "Ted"

    to the substrate, and produced Sb2Se3 thin-film solar cells with a certified device efficiency of 5.6%. Our results are one of the major limiting factors for high-efficiency thin-film solar cells. We began with first cells based on inorganic absorbers, such as Si, GaAs, CdTe and Cu(In,Ga)Se2, permit a high device

  5. Unique Challenges Accompany Thick-Shell CdSe/nCdS (n > 10) Nanocrystal Synthesis

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    Guo, Y; Marchuk, K; Abraham, R; Sampat, S; Abraham, R.; Fang, N; Malko, AV; Vela, J

    2011-12-23

    Thick-shell CdSe/nCdS (n {ge} 10) nanocrystals were recently reported that show remarkably suppressed fluorescence intermittency or 'blinking' at the single-particle level as well as slow rates of Auger decay. Unfortunately, whereas CdSe/nCdS nanocrystal synthesis is well-developed up to n {le} 6 CdS monolayers (MLs), reproducible syntheses for n {ge} 10 MLs are less understood. Known procedures sometimes result in homogeneous CdS nucleation instead of heterogeneous, epitaxial CdS nucleation on CdSe, leading to broad and multimodal particle size distributions. Critically, obtained core/shell sizes are often below those desired. This article describes synthetic conditions specific to thick-shell growth (n {ge} 10 and n {ge} 20 MLs) on both small (sub2 nm) and large (>4.5 nm) CdSe cores. We find added secondary amine and low concentration of CdSe cores and molecular precursors give desired core/shell sizes. Amine-induced, partial etching of CdSe cores results in apparent shell-thicknesses slightly beyond those desired, especially for very-thick shells (n {ge} 20 MLs). Thermal ripening and fast precursor injection lead to undesired homogeneous CdS nucleation and incomplete shell growth. Core/shells derived from small CdSe (1.9 nm) have longer PL lifetimes and more pronounced blinking at single-particle level compared with those derived from large CdSe (4.7 nm). We expect our new synthetic approach will lead to a larger throughput of these materials, increasing their availability for fundamental studies and applications.

  6. Ferromagnetism of magnetically doped topological insulators in Cr{sub x}Bi{sub 2?x}Te{sub 3} thin films

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    Ni, Y.; Zhang, Z. Hadimani, R. L.; Tuttle, G.; Jiles, D. C.; Nlebedim, I. C.

    2015-05-07

    We investigated the effect of magnetic doping on magnetic and transport properties of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin films. Cr{sub x}Bi{sub 2?x}Te{sub 3} thin films with x?=?0.03, 0.14, and 0.29 were grown epitaxially on mica substrate with low surface roughness (?0.4?nm). It is found that Cr is an electron acceptor in Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and increases the magnetization of Cr{sub x}Bi{sub 2?x}Te{sub 3}. When x?=?0.14 and 0.29, ferromagnetism appears in Cr{sub x}Bi{sub 2?x}Te{sub 3} thin films, where anomalous Hall effect and weak localization of magnetoconductance were observed. The Curie temperature, coercivity, and remnant Hall resistance of thin films increase with increasing Cr concentration. The Arrott-Noakes plot demonstrates that the critical mechanism of the ferromagnetism can be described better with 3D-Heisenberg model than with mean field model. Our work may benefit for the practical applications of magnetic topological insulators in spintronics and magnetoelectric devices.

  7. Manipulation of subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi?Sr?CaCu?O8+? using a scanning tunneling microscope

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    Stollenwerk, A. J.; Gu, G.; Hurley, N.; Beck, B.; Spurgeon, K.; Kidd, T. E.

    2015-03-01

    We present evidence that subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi?Sr?CaCu?O8+? can be manipulated with nanometer precision using a scanning tunneling microscope. High resolution images indicate that most of the carbon particles remain subsurface after transport observable as a local increase in height as the particle pushes up on the surface. Tunneling spectra in the vicinity of these protrusions exhibit semiconducting characteristics with a band gap of approximately 1.8 eV, indicating that the incorporation of carbon locally alters the electronic properties near the surface.

  8. Technical evaluation and assessment of CNG/LPG bi-fuel and flex-fuel vehicle viability

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    Sinor, J E

    1994-05-01

    This report compares vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and combinations of the two in bi-fuel or flex-fuel configurations. Evidence shows that environmental and energy advantages can be gained by replacing two-fuel CNG/gasoline vehicles with two-fuel or flex-fuel systems to be economically competitive, it is necessary to develop a universal CNG/LPG pressure-regulator-injector and engine control module to switch from one tank to the other. For flex-fuel CNG/LPG designs, appropriate composition sensors, refueling pumps, fuel tanks, and vaporizers are necessary.

  9. Structure and ferroelectricity of nonstoichiometric (Na{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3}

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    Carter, Jared; Aksel, Elena; Iamsasri, Thanakorn; Forrester, Jennifer S.; Jones, Jacob L.; Chen, Jun

    2014-03-17

    Stoichiometric (Na{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3} (NBT) adopts the ABO{sub 3} perovskite structure with the A-site equally occupied by Na{sup +} and Bi{sup 3+} ions. However, non-stoichiometric compositions can be synthesized intentionally or unintentionally. To determine the effect of A-site nonstoichiometry on the crystal structure and ferroelectricity of NBT, the composition of (Na{sub 0.5?x}Bi{sub 0.5+x})TiO{sub 3+x} was varied using x?=??0.01, ?0.005, 0, 0.005, and 0.01. High resolution synchrotron x-ray diffraction and Rietveld refinement revealed that a shift in either direction from x = 0 results in a decrease in the spontaneous ferroelastic strain. Ferroelectric hysteresis and piezoelectric coefficients were found to be optimum in the stoichiometric composition.

  10. Novel Approaches to Wide Bandgap CuInSe2 Based Absorbers

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    William N. Shafarman

    2011-04-28

    This project targeted the development of high performance wide bandgap solar cells based on thin film alloys of CuInSe2 to relax constraints on module design and enable tandem solar cell structures. This addressed goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Program for Next Generation PV to develop technology needed for higher thin film module efficiency as a means to reduce costs. Specific objectives of the research project were: 1) to develop the processes and materials required to improve the performance of wide bandgap thin film solar cells based on alloys of CuInSe2, and 2) to provide the fundamental science and engineering basis for the material, electronic, and device properties required to effectively apply these processes and materials to commercial manufacture. CuInSe2-based photovoltaics have established the highest efficiencies of the thin film materials at both the cell and module scales and are actively being scaled up to commercialization. In the highest efficiency cells and modules, the optical bandgap, a function of the CuInSe2-based alloy composition, is relatively low compared to the optimum match to the solar spectrum. Wider bandgap alloys of CuInSe2 produce higher cell voltages which can improve module performance and enable the development of tandem solar cells to boost the overall efficiency. A focus for the project was alloying with silver to form (AgCu)(InGa)Se2 pentenary thin films deposited by elemental co-evaporation which gives the broadest range of control of composition and material properties. This alloy has a lower melting temperature than Ag-free, Cu-based chalcopyrite compounds, which may enable films to be formed with lower defect densities and the (AgCu)(InGa)Se2 films give improved material properties and better device performance with increasing bandgap. A comprehensive characterization of optical, structural, and electronic properties of (AgCu)(InGa)Se2 was completed over the complete compositional range 0 ? Ga/(In+Ga) ? 1 and 0 ? Ag/(Ag+Cu) ? 1. Evidence of improved material quality includes reduced sub-bandgap optical absorption, sharper bandtails, and increased grain size with Ag addition. The Ag alloying was shown to increase the range of bandgaps over which solar cells can be fabricated without any drop-off in performance. With bandgap greater than 1.6 eV, in the range needed for tandem solar cells, (AgCu)(InGa)Se2 gave higher efficiency than other CuInSe2-based alloys. Using a simple single-stage co-evaporation process, a solar cell with 17.6% efficiency using a film with bandgap = 1.3 eV was achieved, demonstrating the viability of (AgCu)(InGa)Se2 for high efficiency devices. With a three-stage co-evaporation process for (AgCu)(InGa)Se2 deposition a device with efficiency = 13.0 % and VOC = 890 mV with JSC = 20.5 mA/cm2, FF = 71.3% was achieved. This surpasses the performance of other wide bandgap CuInSe2-based solar cells. Detailed characterization of the electronic properties of the materials and devices including the application of advanced admittance-based easements was completed.

  11. Measurement of conversion electrons with the {sup 208}Pb(p,n){sup 208}Bi reaction and derivation of the shell model proton neutron hole interaction from the properties of {sup 208}Bi

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    Maier, K. H.; Kibedi, T.; Dracoulis, G. D.; Davidson, P. M.; Lane, G. J.; Nieminen, P.; Watanabe, H.; Boutachkov, P.; Aprahamian, A.; Byrne, A. P.; Marie-Jeanne, M.

    2007-12-15

    Conversion electrons from {sup 208}Bi have been measured using singles and coincidence techniques with the {sup 208}Pb(p,n){sup 208}Bi reaction at 9 MeV. The new information on multipolarities and spins complements that available from recent {gamma}-{gamma}-coincidence studies with the same reaction [Boutachkov et al., Nucl. Phys. A768, 22 (2006)]. The results on electromagnetic decays taken together with information on spectroscopic factors from earlier single-particle transfer reaction measurements represent an extensive data set on the properties of the one-proton one-neutron-hole states below 3 MeV, a spectrum which is virtually complete. Comparison of the experimental observables, namely, energies, spectroscopic factors, and {gamma}-branching ratios, with those calculated within the shell model allows extraction of the matrix elements of the shell model residual interaction. More than 100 diagonal and nondiagonal elements can be determined in this way, through a least squares fit to the experimental data. This adjustment of the interaction significantly affects the calculated properties of the {gamma}-ray transitions. Nevertheless, the matrix elements thus obtained are remarkably similar to those of a realistic interaction calculated from free-nucleon scattering. Characteristic features of the interaction are discussed.

  12. Superconductivity up to 110 K in Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 compounds P. Lejay (1), P. de Rango (1), A. Sulpice (1), B. Giordanengo (1), R. Tournier (1), R. Retoux (2),

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    than 50 % for the samples doped with Pb. Because of the high reversibility of the magnetization versus. 2014 In the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system, we have studied the compound with the ideal formula Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10, responsible for the superconductivity up to 110 K. The magnetic measurements reveal the presence of two phases

  13. In-situ surface composition measurements of CuGaSe{sub 2} thin films

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    Fons, P.; Yamada, A.; Niki, S.; Oyanagi, H.

    1998-12-31

    Two CuGaSe{sub 2} films were grown by molecular beam epitaxy onto GaAs (001) substrates with varying Cu/Ga flux ratios under Se overpressure conditions. Growth was interrupted at predetermined times and the surface composition was measured using Auger electron spectroscopy after which growth was continued. After growth, the film composition was analyzed using voltage dependent electron microprobe spectroscopy. Film structure and morphology were also analyzed using x-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. The film with a Cu/Ga ratio larger than unity showed evidence of surface segregation of a second Cu-rich phase with a Cu/Se composition ratio slightly greater than unity. A second CuGaSe{sub 2} film with a Cu/Ga ratio of less than unity showed no change in surface composition with time and was also consistent with bulk composition measurements. Diffraction measurements indicated a high concentration of twins as well as the presence of domains with mixed c and a axes in the Ga-rich film. The Cu-rich films by contrast were single domain and had a narrower mosaics. High sensitivity scans along the [001] reciprocal axis did not exhibit any new peaks not attributable to either the substrate or the CuGaSe{sub 2} thin film.

  14. Room temperature Ferrimagnetism and Ferroelectricity in Strained, Thin Films of BiFe_0.5Mn_0.5O_3

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    Choi, Eun-Mi; Fix, Thomas; Kursumovic, Ahmed; Kinane, Christy J.; Arena, Darío; Sahonta, Suman-Lata; Bi, Zhenxing; Xiong, Jie; Yan, Li; Lee, Jun-Sik; Wang, Haiyan; Langridge, Sean; Kim, Yong-Min; Borisevich, Albina Y.; MacLaren, Ian; Ramasse, Quentin M.; Blamire, Mark G.; Jia, Quanxi; MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L.

    2014-10-14

    , Albina Y. Borisevich , Ian MacLaren , Quentin M. Ramasse , Mark G. Blamire , Quanxi Jia , and Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll Highly strained fi lms of BiFe 0.5 Mn 0.5 O 3 (BFMO) grown at very low rates by pulsed laser deposition were... of Fe and Mn, the magnetic properties were found to be strongly dependent on the strain state in the fi lms. The magnetism is explained to arise from one of three possible mechanisms with Bi polariza- tion playing a key role. A signature of room...

  15. Fast Hadamard transforms for compressive sensing of joint systems: measurement of a 3.2 million-dimensional bi-photon probability distribution

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    Daniel J. Lum; Samuel H. Knarr; John C. Howell

    2015-07-24

    We demonstrate how to efficiently implement extremely high-dimensional compressive imaging of a bi-photon probability distribution. Our method uses fast-Hadamard-transform Kronecker-based compressive sensing to acquire the joint space distribution. We list, in detail, the operations necessary to enable fast-transform-based matrix-vector operations in the joint space to reconstruct a 16.8 million-dimensional image in less than 10 minutes. Within a subspace of that image exists a 3.2 million-dimensional bi-photon probability distribution. In addition, we demonstrate how the marginal distributions can aid in the accuracy of joint space distribution reconstructions.

  16. Phase Transition and Electrical Properties of Ba0.7Ca0.3TiO3BiFeO3 Ceramics Cai-Xia Li,,

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    Cao, Wenwu

    Phase Transition and Electrical Properties of Ba0.7Ca0.3TiO3­BiFeO3 Ceramics Cai-Xia Li,,§ Bin Yang, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 Lead-free piezoelectric ceramics of (1 À x)Ba0.70 Ca0.30TiO3­x BiFeO3 [(1 À x)BCT­xBF, x = 0­0.065] have been prepared and investigated. The ceramics with x 0.06 have

  17. A Novel and Functional Single Layer Sheet of ZnSe

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    Zhou, Jia [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Kent, Paul R [ORNL; Huang, Jingsong [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    In this Communication, we report a novel singlelayer sheet of ZnSe, with a three-atomic thickness, which demonstrates a strong quantum confinement effect by exhibiting a large blue shift of 2.0 eV in its absorption edge relative to the zinc blende (ZB) bulk phase. Theoretical optical absorbance shows that the largest absorption of this ultrathin single-layer sheet of ZnSe occurs at a wavelength similar to its four-atom-thick doublelayer counterpart but with higher photoabsorption efficiency, suggesting a superior behavior on incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency for solar water splitting, among other potential applications. The results presented herein for ZnSe may be generalized to other group II-VI analogues.

  18. Charge-transfer dynamics in multilayered PbS and PbSe quantum dot architectures

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    Xu, F.; Ma, X.; Haughn, C. R.; Doty, M. F.; Cloutier, S. G.

    2014-02-03

    We demonstrate control of the charge transfer process in PbS and PbSe quantum dot assemblies. We first demonstrate efficient charge transfer from donor quantum dots to acceptor quantum dots in a multi-layer PbSe cascade structure. Then, we assemble type-I and type-II heterostructures using both PbS and PbSe quantum dots via careful control of the band alignment. In type-I structures, photo-generated carriers are transferred and localized in the smaller bandgap (acceptor) quantum dots, resulting in a significant luminescence enhancement. In contrast, a significant luminescence quenching and shorter emission lifetime confirms an efficient separation of photo-generated carriers in the type-II architecture.

  19. High Compositional Homogeneity of CdTexSe1-x Crystals Grown by the Bridgman Method

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    Roy, U. N.; Bolotnikov, A. E.; Camarda, G. S.; Cui, Y.; Hossain, A.; Lee, K.; Lee, W.; Tappero, R.; Yang, G.; Gul, R.; et al

    2015-02-03

    We obtained high-quality CdTexSe1-x (CdTeSe) crystals from ingots grown by the vertical Bridgman technique. The compositional uniformity of the ingots was evaluated by X-ray fluorescence at BNL’s National Synchrotron Light Source X27A beam line. The resulting compositional homogeneity was highly uniform throughout the ingot, and the effective segregation coefficient of Se was ~1.0. This uniformity offers potential opportunity to enhance the yield of the materials for both infrared substrate and radiation-detector applications, so greatly lowering the cost of production and also offering us the prospect to grow large-diameter ingots for use as large-area substrates and for producing higher efficiency gamma-raymore »detectors. The concentration of secondary phases was found to be much lower, by eight- to ten fold compared to that of conventional CdxZn1-xTe (CdZnTe or CZT).« less

  20. Substrate induced modulation of electronic, magnetic and chemical properties of MoSe{sub 2} monolayer

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    Wasey, A. H. M. Abdul; Chakrabarty, Soubhik; Das, G. P., E-mail: msgpd@iacs.res.in [Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India)

    2014-04-15

    Monolayer of MoSe{sub 2}, having a typical direct band gap of ?1.5 eV, is a promising material for optoelectronic and solar cell applications. When this 2D semiconductor is supported on transition metal substrates, such as Ni(111) and Cu(111), its electronic structure gets modulated. First principles density functional investigation shows the appearance of de-localized mid-gap states in the density of states. The work function of the semiconductor overlayer gets modified considerably, indicating n-type doping caused by the metal contacts. The charge transfer across the metal-semiconductor junction also significantly enhances the chemical reactivity of the MoSe{sub 2} overlayer, as observed by Hydrogen absorption. Furthermore, for Ni contact, there is a signature of induced magnetism in MoSe{sub 2} monolayer.

  1. Role of polycrystallinity in CdTe and CuInSe sub 2 photovoltaic cells

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    Sites, J.R. )

    1991-01-01

    The polycrystalline nature of thin-film CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} solar cells continues to be a major factor in several individual losses that limit overall cell efficiency. This report describes progress in the quantitative separation of these losses, including both measurement and analysis procedures. It also applies these techniques to several individual cells to help document the overall progress with CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} cells. Notably, CdTe cells from Photon Energy have reduced window photocurrent losses to 1 mA/Cm{sup 2}; those from the University of South Florida have achieved a maximum power voltage of 693 mV; and CuInSe{sub 2} cells from International Solar Electric Technology have shown a hole density as high as 7 {times} 10{sup 16} cm{sup {minus}3}, implying a significant reduction in compensation. 9 refs.

  2. Luminescence of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots infiltrated into an opal matrix

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    Gruzintsev, A. N. Emelchenko, G. A.; Masalov, V. M.; Yakimov, E. E.; Barthou, C.; Maitre, A.

    2009-02-15

    The effect of the photonic band gap in the photonic crystal, the synthesized SiO{sub 2} opal with embedded CdSe/ZnS quantum dots, on its luminescence in the visible spectral region is studied. It is shown that the position of the photonic band gap in the luminescence and reflectance spectra for the infiltrated opal depends on the diameter of the constituent nanospheres and on the angle of recording the signal. The optimal conditions for embedding the CdSe/ZnS quantum dots from the solution into the opal matrix are determined. It is found that, for the opal-CdSe/ZnS nanocomposites, the emission intensity decreases and the luminescence decay time increases in the spatial directions, in which the spectral positions of the photonic band gap and the luminescence peak of the quantum dots coincide.

  3. Ordering mechanism of stacked CdSe/ZnS{sub x}Se{sub 1-x} quantum dots: A combined reciprocal-space and real-space approach

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    Schmidt, Th.; Roventa, E.; Clausen, T.; Flege, J. I.; Alexe, G.; Rosenauer, A.; Hommel, D.; Falta, J.; Bernstorff, S.; Kuebel, C.

    2005-11-15

    The vertical and lateral ordering of stacked CdSe quantum dot layers embedded in ZnS{sub x}Se{sub 1-x} has been investigated by means of grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy. Different growth parameters have been varied in order to elucidate the mechanisms leading to quantum dot correlation. From the results obtained for different numbers of quantum dot layers, we conclude on a self-organized process which leads to increasing ordering for progressive stacking. The dependence on the spacer layer thickness indicates that strain induced by lattice mismatch drives the ordering process, which starts to break down for too thick spacer layers in a thickness range from 45 to 80 A. Typical quantum dot distances in a range from about 110 to 160 A have been found. A pronounced anisotropy of the quantum dot correlation has been observed, with the strongest ordering along the [110] direction. Since an increased ordering is found with increasing growth temperature, the formation of stacking faults as an additional mechanism for quantum dot alignment can be ruled out.

  4. Two-step growth of two-dimensional WSe2/MoSe2 heterostructures

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    Gong, Yongji; Lei, Sidong; Lou, Jun; Liu, Zheng; Vajtai, Robert; Zhou, Wu; Ajayan, Pullikel M.

    2015-08-03

    Two dimensional (2D) materials have attracted great attention due to their unique properties and atomic thickness. Although various 2D materials have been successfully synthesized with different optical and electrical properties, a strategy for fabricating 2D heterostructures must be developed in order to construct more complicated devices for practical applications. Here we demonstrate for the first time a two-step chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method for growing transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) heterostructures, where MoSe2 was synthesized first and followed by an epitaxial growth of WSe2 on the edge and on the top surface of MoSe2. Compared to previously reported one-step growth methods, thismore »two-step growth has the capability of spatial and size control of each 2D component, leading to much larger (up to 169 ?m) heterostructure size, and cross-contamination can be effectively minimized. Furthermore, this two-step growth produces well-defined 2H and 3R stacking in the WSe2/MoSe2 bilayer regions and much sharper in-plane interfaces than the previously reported MoSe2/WSe2 heterojunctions obtained from one-step growth methods. The resultant heterostructures with WSe2/MoSe2 bilayer and the exposed MoSe2 monolayer display rectification characteristics of a p-n junction, as revealed by optoelectronic tests, and an internal quantum efficiency of 91% when functioning as a photodetector. As a result, a photovoltaic effect without any external gates was observed, showing incident photon to converted electron (IPCE) efficiencies of approximately 0.12%, providing application potential in electronics and energy harvesting.« less

  5. Isothermal kinetic of phase transformation and mixed electrical conductivity in Bi{sub 3}NbO{sub 7}

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    Wang, X.P.; Corbel, G.; Kodjikian, S.; Fang, Q.F.; Lacorre, P. . E-mail: Philippe.Lacorre@univ-lemans.fr

    2006-11-15

    Bismuth niobate (Bi{sub 3}NbO{sub 7}) exists under two crystallographic modifications, a tetragonal (type-III) phase between 800 and 900 deg. C, and a pseudocubic (type-II) phase above and below this thermal range. The quenching at room temperature of pseudocubic type-II phase made it possible to carry out a detailed study of the transformation kinetics of this metastable type-II phase to the stable type-III phase, using isothermal in situ X-ray diffraction. The obtained Avrami exponent and activation energy for the transition are around 2.5 and 3.25 eV, respectively. The value of the Avrami exponent is consistent with a three-dimensional diffusion-controlled transformation with constant nucleation rate. Investigations of electrical properties using AC impedance spectroscopy and Wagner polarization method show that the tetragonal phase exhibits higher ionic and electronic conductivities than those of the pseudocubic form. Such a deviation is likely to originate from different distributions of cations/electronic-lone-pairs and oxygen vacancies. - Graphical abstract: The metastable type-II form of Bi{sub 3}NbO{sub 7}, whose phase transformation kinetics to type-III form is studied in isothermal conditions, is shown to have a larger volume and a lower anionic (and electronic) conductivity than the type-III form of thisorite-type bismuth niobate.

  6. Numerical evaluation of the three-point scalar-tensor cross-correlations and the tensor bi-spectrum

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    Sreenath, V.; Sriramkumar, L. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India); Tibrewala, Rakesh, E-mail: sreenath@physics.iitm.ac.in, E-mail: rtibs@iisertvm.ac.in, E-mail: sriram@physics.iitm.ac.in [School of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram 695016 (India)

    2013-12-01

    Utilizing the Maldacena formalism and extending the earlier efforts to compute the scalar bi-spectrum, we construct a numerical procedure to evaluate the three-point scalar-tensor cross-correlations as well as the tensor bi-spectrum in single field inflationary models involving the canonical scalar field. We illustrate the accuracy of the adopted procedure by comparing the numerical results with the analytical results that can be obtained in the simpler cases of power law and slow roll inflation. We also carry out such a comparison in the case of the Starobinsky model described by a linear potential with a sudden change in the slope, which provides a non-trivial and interesting (but, nevertheless, analytically tractable) scenario involving a brief period of deviation from slow roll. We then utilize the code we have developed to evaluate the three-point correlation functions of interest (and the corresponding non-Gaussianity parameters that we introduce) for an arbitrary triangular configuration of the wavenumbers in three different classes of inflationary models which lead to features in the scalar power spectrum, as have been recently considered by the Planck team. We also discuss the contributions to the three-point functions during preheating in inflationary models with a quadratic minimum. We conclude with a summary of the main results we have obtained.

  7. High frequency permeability and permittivity spectra of BiFeO{sub 3}/(CoTi)-BaM ferrite composites

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    Peng, Yun; Wu, Xiaohan; Li, Qifan; Yu, Ting; Feng, Zekun; Chen, Zhongyan; Su, Zhijuan; Chen, Yajie; Harris, Vincent G.

    2015-05-07

    Low magnetic loss ferrite composites consisting of Ba(CoTi){sub 1.2}Fe{sub 9.6}O{sub 19} and BiFeO{sub 3} (BFO) ferrite were investigated for permeability, permittivity, and high frequency losses at 10 MHz–1?GHz. The phase fraction of BiFeO{sub 3} was quantitatively analyzed by X-ray diffraction measurements. An effective medium approach was employed to predict the effective permeability and permittivity for the ferrite composites, which was found to be in good agreement with experimental data. The experiment demonstrated low magnetic losses (<0.128), modified by BFO phase fraction, while retaining high permeability (?10.86) at 300?MHz. More importantly, the BFO phase resulted in a reduction of magnetic loss by 32%, as BFO phase increased from 2.7 vol.?% to 12.6 vol.?%. The effect of BFO phase on magnetic and dielectric properties revealed great potential for use in the miniaturization of high efficiency antennas.

  8. Ann bay lodyans 13 / Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    , li pa kite anyen deye. Mouche ale ak ni jwet zo li, ni kat li, ni boutey tafya, menm ti bout tanbou a li pa bliye mete. Konsa, kon mouche rive anwo a, li tabli yon jwet zo ak yon jwet kat, ansanm ak yon konmes kleren. Sa fe, pyes travay pa ka fet... sa a se yon danje piblik. Fok yo jwenn bout li. Depi Telisfo vini an, lanfe a vin tounen yon peyi pleziyis. Abitan yo pwofite fe parese. Men tou, Telisfo pa kite yo gen anyen, menm bout sigaret pa ka rete. Sa ki pi red, se chak jou yon moun...

  9. Ann bay lodyans 6 / se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a. AYITI SE PEP AYISYEN PM 7 8 5 4 .H39 A 5 6 2 0 0 0 V . 6 Enstiti Etid Ayisyen - Inivesite Kannzas Bon Nouvel Fondasyon Alfa Lwes 1997 PINGALOT AK ELIFET Vwala te gen yon wa ki rele Pingalot. Men wa sa a... te yon neg sitelman rayisab tout peyi a t ap soufri. Nan peyi sa a te gen yon msye ki rele Elifet. Se te yon bon moun ki te konn travay di, e ki te fe ekonomi jous li rive monte yon gwo kay menm pi bel pase kay wa a. Konsa, Pingalot moveanpil...

  10. Ann bay lodyans 4 / se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Ann Bay Lodyans 4 se Bryant Freeman (“Tonton Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a 2000 by Bryant C. Freeman, ed. This work has been made available by the University of Kansas Libraries’ Office of Scholarly... Freeman (“Tonton Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml Tl CHAT: PI PITI PI RED Vwala se te...

  11. Ann bay lodyans 1 / se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Ann Bay Lodyans 1 se Bryant Freeman (“Tonton Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a 2000 by Bryant C. Freeman, ed. This work has been made available by the University of Kansas Libraries’ Office of Scholarly... Freeman (“Tonton Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml ANN BAY LODYANS 1 Se Bryant Freeman...

  12. Pair correlations in nuclei involved in neutrinoless double beta decay: 76Ge and 76Se

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    S. J. Freeman; J. P. Schiffer; A. C. C. Villari; J. A. Clark; C. Deibel; S. Gros; A. Heinz; D. Hirata; C. L. Jiang; B. P. Kay; A. Parikh; P. D. Parker; J. Qian; K. E. Rehm; X. D. Tang; V. Werner; C. Wrede

    2007-03-23

    Precision measurements were carried out to test the similarities between the ground states of 76Ge and 76Se. The extent to which these two nuclei can be characterized as consisting of correlated pairs of neutrons in a BCS-like ground state was studied. The pair removal (p,t) reaction was measured at the far forward angle of 3 degrees. The relative cross sections are consistent (at the 5% level) with the description of these nuclei in terms of a correlated pairing state outside the N=28 closed shells with no pairing vibrations. Data were also obtained for 74Ge and 78Se.

  13. Ann bay lodyans 15 / Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml ANN BAY LODYANS15 Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben...") ki pare ti liv sa a. H ^ AYITI SE PEP AYISYEN 2 0 0 0 Enstiti Etid Ayisyen - Inivesite Kannzas Bon Nouvel Fondasyon Alfa Lwes 2000 PM 7854 .H39 A56 2000 v. 15 YON KONTRA AK LEDJAB Vwala te gen yon malerez ki te deja gen douz pitit, e...

  14. Ann bay lodyans 5 / se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml ANN BAY LODYANS 5 Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben.... Tijo we yon tig ki te tonbe nan yon gwo twou. Li pa t kapab soti paske twou a fon. Kounye a tig la prizonye. Li di Tijo: "Ou se yon bon ti gason, ede m soti, souple." Tijo reponn: "Si mwen retire ou nan twou a, ou ap manje m." Tig la di: "O non...

  15. Ann bay lodyans 3 / se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml ANN BAY LODYANS 3 Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben...") ki pare ti liv sa a. AYITI SE PEP AYISYEN Enstiti Etid Ayisyen - Inivesite Kannzas Bon Nouvel Fondasyon Alfa Lwes 2000 PM 7854 • H39 A56 KUAN POU M JWENN KOB? Vwala te gen yon zarenyen ki te raze net. Li di nan tet li: "M bezwen jwenn kob...

  16. Ann bay lodyans 16 / Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    ofisye yo. Genyen yon gwo pyano pou nou pote nan sal la." Pye Wolen, Senlwidino TET DESALIN Yon blan rantre an Ayiti. Li mande yon neg: "Fe m jwenn tet Jan Jak Desalin, pou souvni." Neg la, sa li gen pou fe, li rantre nan yon simitye, li pran yon... tet byen vit. Li pote I bay blan an. Blan an di konsa: "Sa a pa tet Desalin. Tet Desalin pa kapab piti konsa." Neg la di: "Sa a se tet Desalin le I te timoun!" 8 MANGO A Ml Se Bouki ak Malis ki t ap pwonmennen. Bouki di Malis: "Men yon pye mango...

  17. Method of fabricating high-efficiency Cu(In,Ga)(SeS).sub.2 thin films for solar cells

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    Noufi, Rommel (Golden, CO); Gabor, Andrew M. (Boulder, CO); Tuttle, John R. (Denver, CO); Tennant, Andrew L. (Denver, CO); Contreras, Miguel A. (Golden, CO); Albin, David S. (Denver, CO); Carapella, Jeffrey J. (Evergreen, CO)

    1995-01-01

    A process for producing a slightly Cu-poor thin film of Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S).sub.2 comprises depositing a first layer of (In,Ga).sub.x (Se,S).sub.y followed by depositing just enough Cu+(Se,S) or Cu.sub.x (Se,S) to produce the desired slightly Cu-poor material. In a variation, most, but not all, (about 90 to 99%) of the (In,Ga).sub.x (Se,S).sub.y is deposited first, followed by deposition of all the Cu+(Se,S) or Cu.sub.x (Se,S) to go near stoichiometric, possibly or even preferably slightly Cu-rich, and then in turn followed by deposition of the remainder (about 1 to 10%) of the (In,Ga).sub.x (Se,S).sub.y to end with a slightly Cu-poor composition. In yet another variation, a small portion (about 1 to 10%) of the (In,Ga).sub.x (Se,S).sub.y is first deposited as a seed layer, followed by deposition of all of the Cu+(Se,S) or Cu.sub.x (Se,S) to make a very Cu-rich mixture, and then followed deposition of the remainder of the (In,Ga).sub.x (Se,S).sub.y to go slightly Cu-poor in the final Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S).sub.2 thin film.

  18. Method of fabricating high-efficiency Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S){sub 2} thin films for solar cells

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    Noufi, R.; Gabor, A.M.; Tuttle, J.R.; Tennant, A.L.; Contreras, M.A.; Albin, D.S.; Carapella, J.J.

    1995-08-15

    A process for producing a slightly Cu-poor thin film of Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S){sub 2} comprises depositing a first layer of (In,Ga){sub x} (Se,S){sub y} followed by depositing just enough Cu+(Se,S) or Cu{sub x} (Se,S) to produce the desired slightly Cu-poor material. In a variation, most, but not all, (about 90 to 99%) of the (In,Ga){sub x} (Se,S){sub y} is deposited first, followed by deposition of all the Cu+(Se,S) or Cu{sub x} (Se,S) to go near stoichiometric, possibly or even preferably slightly Cu-rich, and then in turn followed by deposition of the remainder (about 1 to 10%) of the (In,Ga){sub x} (Se,S){sub y} to end with a slightly Cu-poor composition. In yet another variation, a small portion (about 1 to 10%) of the (In,Ga){sub x} (Se,S){sub y} is first deposited as a seed layer, followed by deposition of all of the Cu+(Se,S) or Cu{sub x} (Se,S) to make a very Cu-rich mixture, and then followed deposition of the remainder of the (In,Ga){sub x} (Se,S){sub y} to go slightly Cu-poor in the final Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S){sub 2} thin film. 5 figs.

  19. Analysis of chemically deposited CdSe and CdS thin films

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    Osuji, R U

    2002-01-01

    We have successfully deposited quality polycrystalline thin films of CdSe and CdS on Corning 7059 glass slides by the electroless chemical bath technique at room temperature (~27 $^\\circ$C). X-ray analysis confirmed the successful deposition of CdSe and CdS thin films. Our grown CdSe film thickness ranged from 0.10 $\\mu$m. to 0.80 $\\pm$ 0.01 $\\mu$m and the CdS film thickness ranged from 0.10 $\\mu$m to 1.00 $\\pm$ 0.01 $\\mu$m. The scanning electron micrograph of the films reveals uniform film surface. The energy gaps, $E_g$ determined for our CdSe and CdS films have average values of 1.70 $\\pm$ 0.04 eV and 2.15 $\\pm$ 0.04 eV respectively. The films have high absorbance in the 0.35 $\\mu$m - 0.85 $\\mu$m range. These qualities make them suitable for use in thin film solar cell technology.

  20. DISTRIBUTED POSE AVERAGING IN CAMERA NETWORKS VIA CONSENSUS ON SE(3) Roberto Tron, Rene Vidal

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    DISTRIBUTED POSE AVERAGING IN CAMERA NETWORKS VIA CONSENSUS ON SE(3) Roberto Tron, Ren´e Vidal distributed algorithms for esti- mating the average pose of an object viewed by a localized network of camera networks; pose estimation; consensus; optimization on manifolds. 1. INTRODUCTION Recent hardware

  1. SE-LEGO: Creating Metasearch Engines on Demand Zonghuan Wu, Vijay Raghavan,

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    Meng, Weiyi

    SE-LEGO: Creating Metasearch Engines on Demand Zonghuan Wu, Vijay Raghavan, Chun Du, Komanduru Sai Keywords: Metasearch Engine, Metasearcher, search engine Extended Abstract As a system that provides unified access to multiple existing search systems, a metasearch engine can alleviate ordinary users from

  2. Long FRC Equilibrium and Stability Toward a Theory of S*/E Scaling D. C. Barnes*

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Long FRC Equilibrium and Stability ­ Toward a Theory of S*/E Scaling D. C. Barnes* Los Alamos-reversed configurations (FRC's) is solved by an expansion in the small parameter (inverse elongation). The main results, to appear Phys. Plasmas]; 2) there are two classes of potentially unstable modes, transverse and axial, both

  3. T-558: Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update Advisory- February 2011

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    This Critical Patch Update contains 21 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE and Java for Business. 19 of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.

  4. T-641: Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory- June 2011

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    This Critical Patch Update contains 17 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE - 5 apply to client and server deployments of Java SE, 11 apply to client deployments of Java SE only, and 1 applies to server deployments of Java SE only. All of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. Oracle CVSS scores assume that a user running a Java applet or Java Web Start application has administrator privileges (typical on Windows). Where the user does not run with administrator privileges (typical on Solaris and Linux), the corresponding CVSS impact scores for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability are "Partial" instead of "Complete", and the corresponding CVSS Base score is 7.5 instead of 10 respectively. For issues in Deployment, fixes are only made available for JDK and JRE 6. Users should use the Java Web Start in JRE 6 and the new Java Plug-in introduced in 6 Update 10. CVE-2011-0862, CVE-2011-0873, CVE-2011-0815, CVE-2011-0817, CVE-2011-0863, CVE-2011-0864, CVE-2011-0802, CVE-2011-0814, CVE-2011-0871, CVE-2011-0786, CVE-2011-0788, CVE-2011-0866, CVE-2011-0868, CVE-2011-0872, CVE-2011-0867, CVE-2011-0869, and CVE-2011-0865

  5. FI 10 19 dcembre 2006 page Alan Turing se fraye un chemin jusqu'

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    Teuscher, Christof

    FI 10 ­ 19 décembre 2006 ­ page Alan Turing se fraye un chemin jusqu'à la place de lPiccard,cheminJeanTschumi,avenueForel,rue RobertMercier,chemin, place ou rueAlanTuring. EtquefaisaitAlanTuringcheminfaisant?Leplus souvent,craqueurducodesecretdela machineEnigma?Certesexagéré,maisle succèsaplusieursparentsetAlanTuring estaumoinslegrandpèreoul

  6. R. Bchela,b, S.E. Pratsinisa, A. Baikerb Two-Nozzle Flame Synthesis of

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    Daraio, Chiara

    R. Büchela,b, S.E. Pratsinisa, A. Baikerb Two-Nozzle Flame Synthesis of NOx Storage- Reduction and Bioengineering , ETH Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland NOx storage reduction (NSR) catalysts are used) the corresponding light-off Particle production NOx storage and reduction Objective 0 20 40 60 80 100 3) after

  7. Oceanography Vol.19, No. 3, Sept. 200664 Oceanography Vol.19, No. 3, Se64 Currents, Eddies,

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    Rhode Island, University of

    Oceanography Vol.19, No. 3, Sept. 200664 Oceanography Vol.19, No. 3, Se64 Currents, Eddies. For a comprehensive re- view of the circulation in the region, see Chang et al. (2004). Oceanography Vol.19, No. 3 ThisarticlehasbeenpublishedinOceanography,Volume19,Number3,aquarterlyjournalofTheOceanographySociety.Copyright2006byTheOceanography

  8. Photovoltaic effect in InSe Application to Solar Energy Conversion

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    Boyer, Edmond

    253 Photovoltaic effect in InSe Application to Solar Energy Conversion A. Segura, J. P. Guesdon, J are reported. Photovoltaic spectra are fitted with measured values oftransport and optical parameters. In possibilities as a material for photovoltaic cells. Transport in indium selenide shows a large ani- sotropy

  9. El tratamiento con cloro es un mtodo para desinfectar un pozo de agua. Se recomien-

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    El tratamiento con cloro es un método para desinfectar un pozo de agua. Se recomien- da cuando un sistema de agua está contam- inado con bacterias. La contaminación puede ocurrir en la instalación del exceso de lluvia entran en el pozo. Si el agua subterránea constituye en sí la fuente de bacterias, el

  10. Al tratamiento del agua potable para mejo-rar su sanidad o calidad bacteriolgica se

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    Al tratamiento del agua potable para mejo- rar su sanidad o calidad bacteriológica se le refiere desinfección usado por los proveedores locales para disminuir la contami- nación bacteriológica del agua. Este método tam- bién puede ser usado por los propietarios de pozos de agua particulares. Pozos de agua Los

  11. Stability of S and Se induced reconstructions on GaP(001)(2×1) surface

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    Li , D. F.; Guo, Zhi C.; Xiao, Hai Yan; Zu, Xiaotao T.; Gao, Fei

    2010-10-15

    The structural and electronic properties of S- and Se- passivated GaP(001)(2×1) surfaces were studied using first-principles simulations. Our calculations showed that the most stable structure consists of a single chalcogen atom (S or Se) in the first crystal layer, which is bonded to two Ga atoms of the second layer, and the third P layer replaced by chalcogen atoms, similar to the passivation of GaAs(001)(2×1) surface by chalcogen atoms. The structural parameters were determined and the surface band characters and the local density of states were also analyzed. The results showed that the preferable structure has no surface states in the bulk band gap, but the energy band gaps of the S- and Se-adsorbed GaP(001) surfaces are 1.83eV and 1.63eV, respectively. The passivation effects for the S- and Se-adsorbed surfaces are similar to each other.

  12. A highly efficient (>6%) Cd1xMnxSe quantum dot sensitized solar cell

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    Cao, Guozhong

    , suffer from high cost of manufacturing and installation. Now the focus is on next generation solar cellsA highly efficient (>6%) Cd1ÀxMnxSe quantum dot sensitized solar cell Jianjun Tian,*a Lili Lv,a Chengbin Fei,b Yajie Wang,b Xiaoguang Liua and Guozhong Cao*bc Quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSCs

  13. Diffusion of indium and gallium in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cells

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    Rockett, Angus

    Diffusion of indium and gallium in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cells O. Lundberga,*, J. Lua , A conversion efficiency of solar cells made from this material [1]. One of the special qualities of the CIGS improve the solar cell performance. In many of the different CIGS fabrication techniques, an in depth

  14. Tetrapod localities from the Triassic of the SE of European Russia Valentin P. Tverdokhlebova

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    Benton, Michael

    of the southern Urals area of European Russia. The first sites were found in the 1940s, and subsequent surveys B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Permian; Triassic; Tetrapod; Amphibian; Reptile; Russia; UralsTetrapod localities from the Triassic of the SE of European Russia Valentin P. Tverdokhlebova

  15. The Single Most Polymorphic STR Locus: SE33 Performance in U.S. Populations

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    http://www.cstl.nist.gov/biotech/strbase john.butler@nist.gov http://www.dna.gov/research/nist Buenos of the SE33 repeat region. Poster available for download from STRBase: http://www.cstl.nist.gov/biotech Biotech, Ft. Lauderdale, FL). A total of 400 father-son sample pairs were provided by DNA Diagnostics

  16. Characterization of an FFDM unit based on a-Se direct conversion detector

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    Lanconelli, Nico

    Characterization of an FFDM unit based on a-Se direct conversion detector Achille Albanese1 of this paper is to investigate the properties of a clinical FFDM unit (Giotto - Image MD, IMS Italy µm. The direct conversion of X-rays into charge provides excellent imaging performance. In this work

  17. U .Se Weather Bureau. Hurricane Daisy, September 30-October 7, 1062

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    QC 945.2 U .Se Weather Bureau. Hurricane Daisy, September 30- October 7, 1062 #12;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Bureau Hurricane Series ERRATA NOTICE One-1387 November 6,2007 #12;OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU LlBRARY JUL 0 5 2001 121 533 #12;HURRICANE DAISY SEPTEMBER

  18. Electrodeposition of CuGaSe2 from Thiocyanate-Containing Electrolytes

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    Suni, Ian Ivar

    . Manuscript received September 8, 2010. Published December 2, 2010. CuInxGa1-xSe2 CIGS thin film solar cells- nation velocities.1 Thin film solar cells promise significant economic benefits, because the optical, electrochemical deposition methods may be significantly less expensive for scale-up of thin film solar cells,3

  19. Oceanography Vol.23, No.124 MouNtaiNs iN the se a

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    Sandwell, David T.

    Oceanography Vol.23, No.124 MouNtaiNs iN the se a The Global seamount Census By Pau l We s sel , DaVi estimates for the global census of seamounts. BathyMetriC seaMouNt stuDies Bill Menard began the modern era

  20. Tunable White-Light-Emitting Mn-Doped ZnSe Nanocrystals Vijay Kumar Sharma,

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    Demir, Hilmi Volkan

    Se-related blue emission (410 and 435 nm), Zn-related defect state green emission (520 nm), and Mn-dopant related for the purpose of generation of photometrically high quality white light while maintaining the energy efficiency is to combine red-, green-, and blue-emitting NCs in an appropriate ratio.1,2 However, when one simply mixes

  1. Hydrogen adsorption on Pd/TiFe (110) surface S.E. Kulkovaa

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    Kim, Jai Sam

    Hydrogen adsorption on Pd/TiFe (110) surface S.E. Kulkovaa , S.V. Eremeeva,b,*, V.E. Egorushkinc February 2003 by E.L. Ivchenko Abstract Adsorption of hydrogen on the TiFe (110) surface covered. Electronic band structure 1. Introduction The TiFe alloy is an excellent material for hydrogen storage [1

  2. SE-CSE 2009: The Second International Workshop on Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    SE-CSE 2009: The Second International Workshop on Software Engineering for Computational Science with the development of Computational Science & Engineering (CS&E) software. This software includes: 1) Scientific, the development of CS&E software has historically attracted little attention from the software engineering

  3. MAE 130A / SE 101A (4 units) Mechanics I: Statics

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    Fainman, Yeshaiahu

    MAE 130A / SE 101A (4 units) Mechanics I: Statics Class/Laboratory Schedule: four hours of lecture/Materials: 1. Beer and Johnston, Vector Mechanics for Engineers - Statics, McGraw-Hill, 2012, 10th ed. 2. Hibbeler, R.C., "Engineering Mechanics: Statics", Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010, 12th ed. Catalog Description

  4. Statistical Mechanics, CHEM 6481, Fall MWF 10:05-10:55am, MoSE 1224

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    Sherrill, David

    Statistical Mechanics, CHEM 6481, Fall MWF 10:05-10:55am, MoSE 1224 Course website: T-Square Prerequisites: Advanced quantum mechanics (can be taken concurrently), advanced thermodynamics, multivariate" are considered background material. Required Text: "Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics," David Chandler

  5. To appear in JSiSE, 18(2), 2001 July 30, 2001

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    Matsuda, Noboru

    To appear in JSiSE, 18(2), 2001 July 30, 2001 1. (Intelligent Tutoring System: ITS) () "" 2. Graesser (1995) Chi (2001 to appear) #12;Graesser Chi Graesser 70 Chi Graesser Chi ITS ITS "" 3. (Graesser , 2001 to appear) - Building Dialogue Systems for Tutoring

  6. Crystal structure of the new FeSe1-x superconductor 

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    Margadonna S.; McDonald M.T.; Kasperkiewicz K.; Mizuguchi Y.; Takano Y.; Fitch A.N.; Suard E.; Prassides K.; Takabayashi Y.

    2008-01-01

    The newly discovered superconductor FeSe1-x (x approximate to 0.08, T-c(onset) approximate to 13.5 K at ambient pressure rising to 27 K at 1.48 GPa) exhibits a structural phase transition from tetragonal to orthorhombic ...

  7. Se cumple la regla de Hamilton? Cuando Charles Darwin propuso la teora de la evo-

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    Machado, Carlos A.

    de reproducirse. En la naturaleza abundan las muestras de altruismo. Pensemos, por ejemplo, en los parentesco ("kin selection"). Esta tesis la esbozó, a mediados de los años se- senta, William Donald Hamilton reducción de comportamientos agre- sivos o de competencia entre congéneres. El núcleo central de dicha tesis

  8. Mn-Substituted Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials Based on ZnSe

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    Li, Jing

    Mn-Substituted Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials Based on ZnSe: Nanostructures That May Lead research that deals with synthesis, characterization, and modification of organic-inorganic hybrid to integrate functional materials that utilize both electron charge and spin.1 Thus, the introduction

  9. Electronic structure of the Si(111):GaSe van der Waals-like surface termination

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    Olmstead, Marjorie

    Electronic structure of the Si(111):GaSe van der Waals-like surface termination Reiner Rudolph-like surface termination has been determined by angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy using photons. This explains both the absence of a surface core-level shift in Si 2p photoelectron spectra of the terminated

  10. Deformation regime variations in an arcuate transpressional orogen (Ribeira belt, SE Brazil) imaged by anisotropy of

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    Bascou, Jérôme

    Deformation regime variations in an arcuate transpressional orogen (Ribeira belt, SE Brazil) imaged Paulo, Brazil b Laboratoire de Tectonophysique, Universite´ de Montpellier II CNRS, Montpellier, France Instituto de Geocie^ncias, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil Received 23 September

  11. Holocene tephra from Iceland and Alaska in SE Greenland Shelf Sediments

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    Stoner, Joseph

    Holocene tephra from Iceland and Alaska in SE Greenland Shelf Sediments ANNE JENNINGS1*, THORVALDURJW, UK 3 Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Askja, Sturlugata 7, Reykjavi´k 101, Iceland 4 College of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University 104 COAS Admin Building

  12. Nanofabrication, Plasmon Enhanced Fluorescence and Photo-oxidation Kinetics of CdSe Nanoparticles 

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    Chen, Jixin

    2011-08-08

    by these techniques include the metal nanoparticle arrays, and the self-assembled CdSe nanoring arrays. At the same time, the dissertation provides mechanisms and models to describe the physical and chemical nature of these techniques. The second area of this study...

  13. Summary for FT, IT and SE 20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference

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    Summary for FT, IT and SE 20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference 1 - 6 November 2004 Vilamoura on Plasma Physics and controlled Nuclear Fusion Research has been changed to be IAEA Fusion Energy and should be moved to the ultimat goal of utilizing fusion energy for human being in near future

  14. MAE 130C / SE 101C (4 units) Mechanics III: Vibrations

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    Fainman, Yeshaiahu

    MAE 130C / SE 101C (4 units) Mechanics III: Vibrations Class/Laboratory Schedule: four hours Textbooks/Materials: 1. S.S. Rao: Mechanical Vibrations, 4th ed., Prentice Hall, 2010 2. W.T. Thomson and M.D. Dahleh, Theory of Vibrations with Applications, 5th ed., Prentice Hall, 1997 3. L. Meirovitch

  15. Cu(In,Ga)Se2based Photovoltaics: Challenges and Opportunities

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    Cu(In,Ga)Se2­based Photovoltaics: Challenges and Opportunities William Shafarman Institute of Energy Conversion University of Delaware #12;Thin Film Photovoltaics Potential for low cost PV using a Thickness K.Kim, et al., IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 3, 446 (2013). 2 µm, 60 min reaction 1 µm, 25 min reaction 0

  16. Contractional deformation of porous sandstone: Insights from the Aztec Sandstone, SE Nevada, USA

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    Fossen, Haakon

    Contractional deformation of porous sandstone: Insights from the Aztec Sandstone, SE Nevada, USA Available online 19 March 2015 Keywords: Sevier thrusting Porous sandstone deformation Deformation bands Contractional deformation a b s t r a c t Contractional deformation of highly porous sandstones is poorly

  17. Study of light-induced vector changes in the local atomic structure of AsSe glasses by EXAFS

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    Drabold, David

    Study of light-induced vector changes in the local atomic structure of As­Se glasses by EXAFS G changes in the local structure of As­Se glasses using extended X-ray ab- sorption fine structure (EXAFS

  18. Manufacturable CuIn(Ga)Se{sub 2}-based solar cells via development of co-sputtered CuInSe{sub 2} absorber layers

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    Dr. Ingrid Eisgruber

    1999-03-20

    Yield and reproducibility remain issues in CuIn(Ga)Se{sub 2} (CIGS) photovoltaic module fabrication. While small-area cells (<1 cm{sup 2}) over 18% efficient have been reported, the best large-area manufactured devices (>1 ft{sup 2}) are 11% efficient with about 60% yield. If improvements in large-area manufacturing can accomplish 15% efficiency and 90% yield, the result is a doubling in throughput leading to a reduction in cost per watt of over 50%. The challenge now facing the photovoltaics industry is to bring the efficiencies of small-area cells and large-area industrial modules closer together and to raise manufacturing yields.

  19. First-principles molecular-dynamics study of glassy As2Se3 Jun Li and D. A. Drabold

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    Drabold, David

    static structure factor in the range 2­6 Å 1 . The preferred structural unit is pyramidal AsSe3 loosely on the cluster model8 consisting mostly of pyramidal AsSe3 molecules,9 and the other is the layer structure using a molecular model and several vibrational frequencies were assigned to pyramidal AsSe3

  20. Discrete-Time, Bi-Cumulant Minimax and Nash Games Ronald W. Diersing, Michael K. Sain, and Chang-Hee Won

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    Won, Chang-Hee

    Discrete-Time, Bi-Cumulant Minimax and Nash Games Ronald W. Diersing, Michael K. Sain, and Chang player, Nash and minimax cumulant games will be formulated and developed for a nonlinear system with non, a cumulant based, discrete time, Nash game will be developed. At first we will consider a nonlinear system

  1. Abstract--A bi-objective optimization model of power and power changes generated by a wind turbine is discussed in this

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    1 Abstract--A bi-objective optimization model of power and power changes generated by a wind the industrial data collected at a wind farm. The models and constraints derived from the data were integrated prediction, power ramp rate, data mining, wind turbine operation strategy, generator torque, blade pitch

  2. A High-Efficiency SiGe BiCMOS WCDMA Power Amplifier with Dynamic Current Biasing for ImprovedAverage Efficiency

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    Asbeck, Peter M.

    TUlC-2 A High-Efficiency SiGe BiCMOS WCDMA Power Amplifier with Dynamic Current Biasing for ImprovedAverage Efficiency Junxiong Deng, hasad Gudem, Lawrence E. Larson, and Peter M. Asbeck Electrical of handset power amplifiers (PAS), since SiGe exhibits high efficiency, good linearity, high current gain

  3. Novel approaches to low temperature transient liquid phase bonding in the In-Sn/Cu and In-Sn-Bi/Cu systems

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    Fischer, David S., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01

    A fluxless low temperature transient liquid phase (LTTLP) bonding process was studied as a method of producing Cu/Cu joints below 125°C and 75°C using interlayer alloys from the In-Sn and In-Sn-Bi systems. Using thermodynamic ...

  4. A RF Lateral BJT on SOI for realization of RF SOI-BiCMOS I-Shan Michael Sun, Wai Tung Ng*, Hidenori Mochizuki, Koji Kanekiyo, Takaaki Kobayashi,

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    Ng, Wai Tung

    A RF Lateral BJT on SOI for realization of RF SOI-BiCMOS Technology I-Shan Michael Sun, Wai Tung Ng between 190-300 GHz·V. The fmax of the optimal device reaches 46 GHz at collector current density of only vertical BJT requires thick- film SOI (>1µm) for the collector region, but is incompatible with thin

  5. Development of the ReaxFF reactive force field for mechanistic studies of catalytic selective oxidation processes on BiMoOx

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    van Duin, Adri

    our mechanistic understanding of catalytic hydrocarbon oxidation sufficiently to suggest modificationsDevelopment of the ReaxFF reactive force field for mechanistic studies of catalytic selective oxidation processes on BiMoOx William A. Goddard III*, Adri van Duin, Kimberly Chenoweth, Mu-Jeng Cheng

  6. Barium Titanate and Bismuth Oxide Nanocomposites Barium titanate, BaTiO3, and bismuth oxide Bi2O3 are transparent materials with

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    Harmon, Julie P.

    Barium Titanate and Bismuth Oxide Nanocomposites Barium titanate, BaTiO3, and bismuth oxide Bi2O3 that are lead-free. If we cannot shield effectively at nanofiller levels where transparency is maintained, we, Condensed Matter, Vol. 15, 8927 (2003). 21. "Highly Nonlinear Bismuth-Oxide Fiber for Smooth Supercontinuun

  7. A Baseband Ultra-Low Noise SiGe:C BiCMOS 0.25 m Amplifier And Its Application For

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Baseband Ultra-Low Noise SiGe:C BiCMOS 0.25 µm Amplifier And Its Application For An On-Chip Phase of an ultra-low noise operational amplifier is presented. Its applications are integrated low-frequency noise and ultra low input noise to achieve the required signal to noise ratio. In these instrumentation

  8. BiVO4 as a Visible-Light Photocatalyst Prepared by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis Scott S. Dunkle, Richard J. Helmich, and Kenneth S. Suslick*

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    Suslick, Kenneth S.

    BiVO4 as a Visible-Light Photocatalyst Prepared by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis Scott S. Dunkle spray pyrolysis (USP). Gases created from the evaporation of solvent and the decomposition of precursor to complete the overall water splitting reaction.28,29 Ultrasonic spray pyrolysis (USP)30-32 is a powerful

  9. Microstructure-electromechanical property correlations in rare-earth-substituted BiFeO3 epitaxial thin films at morphotropic phase boundaries

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Microstructure-electromechanical property correlations in rare-earth- substituted BiFeO3 epitaxial November 2010; published online 24 November 2010 Structure-electromechanical property correlations in rare to the formation of the boundary.5 While the origin of the enhanced electromechanical re- sponse was theoretically

  10. Dielectric properties of layered perovskite Sr1xAxBi2Nb2O9 ferroelectrics ,,ALa,Ca and x0,0.1...

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    Cao, Guozhong

    Dielectric properties of layered perovskite Sr1ÀxAxBi2Nb2O9 ferroelectrics ,,AÄLa,Ca and xÄ0 in air. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that single-phase layered perovskite ferroelectrics were of full polarization switching.3 Bismuth layered perovskite materi- als have high fatigue resistance

  11. Transient behaviour of dense catalytic membranes based on Cu-and Co-doped Bi4V2O11 (BIMEVOX) in the oxidation of propene and propane

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ) in the oxidation of propene and propane A. Löfberg a,* , C. Pirovano b , M.C. Steil b , R.N. Vannier b , E. Bordes, propane oxidation, syngas, catalytic dense membrane reactor, transient behaviour Abstract ME-doped -Bi4V2O of propene and of propane. Mirror-polished BICUVOX and BICOVOX membranes studied previously were poorly

  12. Synthesis and Characterization of the "Metallic Salts" A5Pn4 (A ) K, Rb, Cs and Pn ) As, Sb, Bi) with Isolated Zigzag Tetramers of Pn4

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    ) with Isolated Zigzag Tetramers of Pn4 4- and an Extra Delocalized Electron Franck Gascoin and Slavi C. Sevov ) 6.323(1) Å, c ) 12.636(1) Å, ) 122.94(2)°). The compounds contain isolated and flat zigzag tetramers tetramers of Pn4 4-, and also multiple bonding.6 Similar to A3Bi2, they also belong to the class

  13. Structural and magnetic characterization of BiFe{sub x}Mn{sub 2-x}O{sub 5} oxides (x=0.5, 1.0)

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    Retuerto, M., E-mail: retuerto@rci.rutgers.edu [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, C.S.I.C., Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain); Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 610 Taylor Road Piscataway, NJ 08854-808 (United States); Martinez-Lope, M.J. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, C.S.I.C., Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain); Krezhov, K. [Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72 Tsarigradsko Chaussee Boulevard, Sofia 1784 (Bulgaria); Fernandez-Diaz, M.T. [Institut Laue-Langevin, BP156X, Grenoble F-38042 (France); Alonso, J.A. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, C.S.I.C., Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2011-09-15

    The title compounds have been synthesized by a citrate technique followed by thermal treatments in air (BiFe{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 1.5}O{sub 5}) or under high oxygen pressure conditions (BiFeMnO{sub 5}), and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), neutron powder diffraction (NPD) and magnetization measurements. The crystal structures have been refined from NPD data in the space group Pbam at 295 K. These phases are isostructural with RMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} oxides (R=rare earths) and contain infinite chains of Mn{sup 4+}O{sub 6} octahedra sharing edges, linked together by (Fe,Mn){sup 3+}O{sub 5} pyramids and BiO{sub 8} units. These units are strongly distorted with respect to those observed in other RFeMnO{sub 5} compounds, due to the presence of the electronic lone pair on Bi{sup 3+}. It is noteworthy the certain level of antisite disorder exhibited in both samples, where the octahedral positions are partially occupied by Fe cations, and vice versa. BiFe{sub x}Mn{sub 2-x}O{sub 5} (x=0.5, 1.0) are short-range magnetically ordered below 20 K for x=0.5 and at 40 K for x=1.0. The main magnetic interactions seem to be antiferromagnetic (AFM); however, the presence of a small hysteresis in the magnetization cycles indicates the presence of some weak ferromagnetic (FM) interactions. - Graphical Abstract: BiFe{sub x}Mn{sub 2-x}O{sub 5} (x=0.5, 1.0) samples are isostructural with BiMn{sub 2}O{sub 5}, belonging to the Pbam space group. The crystal structure contains infinite chains of edge-sharing Mn{sup 4+}O{sub 6} octahedra, interconnected by dimer units of Fe{sup 3+}O{sub 5} square pyramids. These units are strongly distorted due to the presence of the electronic lone pair on Bi{sup 3+}. They are magnetically ordered at low temperatures. The main magnetic interactions seem to be antiferromagnetic with the presence of some weak ferromagnetic response. Highlights: > Two new compounds of formula BiFe{sub x}Mn{sub 2-x}O{sub 5} (x=0.5, 1.0) have been obtained. > Their crystallographic structure is isotypical with that of RMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} materials. > The presence of the electronic lone pair on Bi{sup 3+} severely distorts the crystal structure. > There is no establishment of a long-range ferrimagnetic structure.

  14. (Bi, Pb).sub.2, Sr.sub.2 Ca.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x superconductor and method of making same utilizing sinter-forging

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    Chen, Nan (Downers Grove, IL); Goretta, Kenneth C. (Downers Grove, IL); Lanagan, Michael T. (Woodridge, IL)

    1998-01-01

    A (BiPb).sub.2 Sr.sub.2 Ca.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.x (Bi223) superconductor with high J.sub.c, phase purity, density and mechanical strength is formed from Bi2223 powder which is synthesized from a mixture of Bi.sub.2 O.sub.3, PbO, SrCO.sub.3, CaCo.sub.3 and CuO. The mixture is milled, then dried and calcined to synthesize the Bi2223 powder with the desired phase purity. The calcination is performed by heating the dried mixture for 50 hours at 840.degree. C. The partially synthesized powder is then milled for 1-4 hours before calcining further for another 50 hours at 855.degree. C. to complete the synthesis. After calcination, the Bi2223 powder is cold pressed to a predetermined density and sinter forged under controlled temperature and time to form a Bi2223 superconductor with the desired superconducting properties.

  15. PdBI cold dust imaging of two extremely red H – [4.5] > 4 galaxies discovered with SEDS and CANDELS

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    Caputi, K. I.; Popping, G.; Spaans, M.; Micha?owski, M. J.; Dunlop, J. S.; Krips, M.; Geach, J. E.; Ashby, M. L. N.; Huang, J.-S.; Fazio, G. G.; Koekemoer, A. M.; Castellano, M.; Fontana, A.; Santini, P.

    2014-06-20

    We report Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) 1.1 mm continuum imaging toward two extremely red H – [4.5] > 4 (AB) galaxies at z > 3, which we have previously discovered making use of Spitzer SEDS and Hubble Space Telescope CANDELS ultra-deep images of the Ultra Deep Survey field. One of our objects is detected on the PdBI map with a 4.3? significance, corresponding to S{sub ?}(1.1 mm)=0.78±0.18 mJy. By combining this detection with the Spitzer 8 and 24 ?m photometry for this source, and SCUBA2 flux density upper limits, we infer that this galaxy is a composite active galactic nucleus/star-forming system. The infrared (IR)-derived star formation rate is SFR ? 200 ± 100 M {sub ?} yr{sup –1}, which implies that this galaxy is a higher-redshift analogue of the ordinary ultra-luminous infrared galaxies more commonly found at z ? 2-3. In the field of the other target, we find a tentative 3.1? detection on the PdBI 1.1 mm map, but 3.7 arcsec away of our target position, so it likely corresponds to a different object. In spite of the lower significance, the PdBI detection is supported by a close SCUBA2 3.3? detection. No counterpart is found on either the deep SEDS or CANDELS maps, so, if real, the PdBI source could be similar in nature to the submillimeter source GN10. We conclude that the analysis of ultra-deep near- and mid-IR images offers an efficient, alternative route to discover new sites of powerful star formation activity at high redshifts.

  16. Algorithmically scalable block preconditioner for fully implicit shallow water equations in CAM-SE

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    Lott, P Aaron [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Woodward, Carol [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Evans, Katherine J [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Performing accurate and efficient numerical simulation of global atmospheric climate models is challenging due to the disparate length and time scales over which physical processes interact. Implicit solvers enable the physical system to be integrated with a time step commensurate with processes being studied. The dominant cost of an implicit time step is the ancillary linear system solves, so we have developed a preconditioner aimed at improving the efficiency of these linear system solves. Our preconditioner is based on an approximate block factorization of the linearized shallow-water equations and has been implemented within the spectral element dynamical core within the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM-SE). In this paper we discuss the development and scalability of the preconditioner for a suite of test cases with the implicit shallow-water solver within CAM-SE.

  17. Ann bay lodyans 7 / se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    la. Ti nonm Ian pa souke ko I tou. Wa a mete de men nan tet pou I rele. Konsa Wa a fe yo pran Malis, yo mete I nan yon sak, yo pandye I nan yon pyebwa annatandan yo voye I nan lanme. Malis t ap kalkile kisa pou I ta fe pou I chape, le de vole...." De vole yo tire oso, e se vole ki pi malen an ki antre nan sak la. Se konsa Malis rive chape anko. Sa gen kek jou depi yo te voye sak la nan lanme. Wa a t ap fe yon pwomnad, li pase devan kay Malis. Le I voye je I nan lakou a, sezisman manke touye...

  18. Yrast studies of {sup 80,82}Se using deep-inelastic reactions

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    Jones, G. A.; Regan, P. H.; Podolyak, Zs.; Gelletly, W.; Langdown, S. D. [Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH (United Kingdom); Yoshinaga, N. [Department of Physics, Saitama University, Saitama City 338-8570 (Japan); Higashiyama, K. [Department of Physics, Chiba Institute of Technology, Narashino, Chiba 275-0023 (Japan); De Angelis, G.; Gadea, A.; Axiotis, M.; Kroell, Th.; Marginean, N.; Martinez, T.; Napoli, D. R.; Tonev, D. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (Italy); Zhang, Y. H. [Institute of Modern Physics, CAS, Lanzhou (China); Ur, C. A.; Bazzacco, D.; Farnea, E.; Lenzi, S. [INFN Sezione di Padova (Italy)] (and others)

    2007-11-15

    We report the results of an experiment in which we studied the near-yrast states in selenium isotopes approaching N=50 following their population in multinucleon transfer reactions between a {sup 82}Se beam and a {sup 192}Os target. The level schemes for {sup 80,82}Se derived from the current work are compared with restricted-basis shell-model calculations and pair-truncated shell-model calculations. These provide a good description of the yrast sequences in these nuclei using a basis space limited to excitations in the {nu}(p{sub (3/2)},p{sub (1/2)},g{sub (9/2)}) and {pi}(f{sub (5/2)},p{sub (3/2)},p{sub (1/2)}) orbitals.

  19. CdS/PbSe heterojunction for high temperature mid-infrared photovoltaic detector applications

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    Weng, Binbin, E-mail: binbinweng@ou.edu, E-mail: shi@ou.edu; Qiu, Jijun; Zhao, Lihua; Chang, Caleb [The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Shi, Zhisheng, E-mail: binbinweng@ou.edu, E-mail: shi@ou.edu [The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Nanolight, Inc., Norman, Oklahoma 73069 (United States)

    2014-03-24

    n-CdS/p-PbSe heterojunction is investigated. A thin CdS film is deposited by chemical bath deposition on top of epitaxial PbSe film by molecular beam epitaxy on Silicon. Current-voltage measurements demonstrate very good junction characteristics with rectifying ratio of ?178 and ideality factor of 1.79 at 300?K. Detectors made with such structure exhibit mid-infrared spectral photoresponse at room temperature. The peak responsivity R{sub ?} and specific detectivity D{sup *} are 0.055?A/W and 5.482?×?10{sup 8}?cm·Hz{sup 1/2}/W at ??=?4.7??m under zero-bias photovoltaic mode. Temperature-dependent photoresponse measurements show abnormal intensity variation below ?200?K. Possible reasons for this phenomenon are also discussed.

  20. Optical diode effect at spin-wave excitations in the room-temperature multiferroic BiFeO3.

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    Kezsmarki, I.; Nagel, U.; Bordacs, S.; Fishman, Randy Scott; Lee, Jun Hee; Yi, Hee Taek; Cheong, Sang-Wook; Room, T.

    2015-09-15

    The ability to read and write a magnetic state current-free by an electric voltage would provide a huge technological advantage. Dynamic or optical ME effects are equally interesting, because they give rise to unidirectional light propagation as recently observed in low-temperature multiferroics. This phenomenon, if realized at room temperature, would allow the development of optical diodes which transmit unpolarized light in one, but not in the opposite, direction. Here, we report strong unidirectional transmission in the room-temperature multiferroic BiFeO3 over the gigahertz-terahertz frequency range. The supporting theory attributes the observed unidirectional transmission to the spin-current-driven dynamic ME effect. Our findingsmore »are an important step toward the realization of optical diodes, supplemented by the ability to switch the transmission direction with a magnetic or electric field.« less

  1. Ansatz of Leptonic Mixing: The Alliance of Bi-Maximal Mixing with a Single-Angle Rotation

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    Siyeon, Kim

    2012-01-01

    We introduce an ansatz of the PMNS matrix that consists of specific types of transformations. Bi-maximal mixing is taken for the neutrino masses, while a single-angle rotation in the 1-2 block is taken for the charged lepton masses. Motivated by the implications of the recent results on neutrino oscillations, $\\theta_{23}$ in the first octant and non-zero $\\theta_{13}$ are predicted by the ansatz. Three physical mixing angles are expressed in terms of a single variable, the 1-2 angle of charged leptons, so that a simple relation among the angles has been obtained: $\\tan\\theta_{13}=\\sqrt{2}(\\sin\\theta_{23}-\\sin\\theta_{12})$. It follows that a model of the inverted hierarchy that can produce the given ansatz is proposed.

  2. Lightweight PV Inverters: Dual Bi-Directional IGBTs Modules Enables Breakthrough PV Inverter Using Current Modulation Topology

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    2012-01-30

    Solar ADEPT Project: PV inverters convert DC power generated by modules into usable AC power. IPC’s initial 30kW 94lb. PV inverter reduces the weight of comparable 30kW PV inverters by 90%—reducing the cost of materials, manufacturing, shipping, and installation. With ARPA-E support, new bi-directional silicon power switches will be developed, commercialized, and utilized in IPC’s next-generation PV inverter. With these components, IPC will produce 100kW inverters that weight less than 100lb., reducing the weight of conventional 3,000lb. 100kW inverters by more than 95%. The new power switches will cut IPC’s $/W manufacturing cost in half, as well as further reduce indirect shipping and installation costs.

  3. Preliminary safety analysis of Pb-Bi cooled 800 MWt modified CANDLE burn-up scheme based fast reactors

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    Su'ud, Zaki; Sekimoto, H.

    2014-09-30

    Pb-Bi Cooled fast reactors with modified CANDLE burn-up scheme with 10 regions and 10 years cycle length has been investigated from neutronic aspects. In this study the safety aspect of such reactors have been investigated and discussed. Several condition of unprotected loss of flow (ULOF) and unprotected rod run-out transient over power (UTOP) have been simulated and the results show that the reactors excellent safety performance. At 80 seconds after unprotected loss of flow condition, the core flow rate drop to about 25% of its initial flow and slowly move toward its natural circulation level. The maximum fuel temperature can be managed below 1000°C and the maximum cladding temperature can be managed below 700°C. The dominant reactivity feedback is radial core expansion and Doppler effect, followed by coolant density effect and fuel axial expansion effect.

  4. Magnetic, dielectric, and magneto-dielectric properties of rare-earth-substituted Aurivillius phase Bi?Fe?.?Co?.?Ti?O??

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    Zuo, X. Z.; Yang, J., E-mail: jyang@issp.ac.cn; Yuan, B.; Tang, X. W.; Zhang, K. J.; Zhu, X. B.; Song, W. H.; Dai, J. M., E-mail: jmdai@issp.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Song, D. P. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Sun, Y. P. [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2014-10-21

    We investigate the magnetic, dielectric, and magnetodielectric properties of rare-earth-substituted Aurivillius phase Bi?Fe?.?Co?.?Ti?O??. The room-temperature ferromagnetic behavior is observed in all samples, and the rare-earth-substituted samples exhibit an enhanced magnetization. The weak ferromagnetism can be ascribed to the spin canting of the antiferromagnetic coupling of the Fe-based and Co-based sublattices via Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya interaction. The dielectric loss of all samples exhibits two dielectric relaxation peaks corresponding to two different relaxation mechanisms. One relaxation process with E{sub a}=0.5 eV is related to the hoping process of oxygen vacancies and the other one with E{sub a}=1.6 eV can be ascribed to the intrinsic conduction. The Gd-doped sample exhibits a remarkable magnetodielectric effect (9.4%) at RT implying this Aurivillius phase may be the potential candidate for magnetodielectric applications.

  5. Focused-ion-beam induced damage in thin films of complex oxide BiFeO{sub 3}

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    Siemons, W.; Beekman, C.; Budai, J. D.; Christen, H. M.; Fowlkes, J. D.; Balke, N.; Tischler, J. Z.; Xu, R.; Liu, W.; Gonzales, C. M.

    2014-02-01

    An unexpected, strong deterioration of crystal quality is observed in epitaxial perovskite BiFeO{sub 3} films in which microscale features have been patterned by focused-ion-beam (FIB) milling. Specifically, synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction shows that the damaged region extends to tens of ?m, but does not result in measureable changes to morphology or stoichiometry. Therefore, this change would go undetected with standard laboratory equipment, but can significantly influence local material properties and must be taken into account when using a FIB to manufacture nanostructures. The damage is significantly reduced when a thin metallic layer is present on top of the film during the milling process, clearly indicating that the reduced crystallinity is caused by ion beam induced charging.

  6. Reduced leakage in epitaxial BiFeO{sub 3} films following oxygen radio frequency plasma treatment

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    Kothari, Deepti [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India) [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India); UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452 017 (India); Upadhyay, Sanjay K.; Raghavendra Reddy, V. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452 017 (India)] [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452 017 (India); Jariwala, C.; Raole, P. M. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)] [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

    2013-06-07

    Epitaxial BiFeO{sub 3} (BFO) films were deposited using pulsed laser deposition method. The prepared films were characterized using x-ray diffraction, x-ray reflectivity, ferroelectric loop tracer, and leakage current measurements before and after oxygen plasma treatment. The leakage current of the films, a crucial parameter in device applications, is observed to be reduced by two orders of magnitude with oxygen plasma treatment at room temperature. P-E hysteresis loops were observed in oxygen plasma treated BFO films. The observed results indicate the usefulness of oxygen radio frequency plasma treatment (RF 13.56 MHz), which is an effective and low temperature processing technique, in such lossy ferroelectric thin films.

  7. Magnetism in La?O?(Fe??xMnx)?Se? tuned by Fe/Mn ratio

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    Lei, Hechang; Bozin, Emil S.; Llobet, A.; Ivanovski, V.; Koteski, V.; Belosevic-Cavor, J.; Cekic, B.; Petrovic, C.

    2012-09-01

    We report the evolution of structural and magnetic properties in La?O?(Fe??xMnx)?Se?. Heat capacity and bulk magnetization indicate an increased ferromagnetic component of the long-range magnetic order and possible increased degree of frustration. Atomic disorder on Fe(Mn) sites suppresses the temperature of the long-range order whereas intermediate alloys show a rich magnetic phase diagram.

  8. Statistical Mechanics of Disordered Systems, SoSe 2005 Timo Aspelmeier, Alexander K. Hartmann, Universitat Gottingen

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    Hartmann, Alexander K.

    Statistical Mechanics of Disordered Systems, SoSe 2005 Timo Aspelmeier, Alexander K. Hartmann reserach! Statistics: most people leave our offices alive. Homepage: http://www.theorie.physik.uni-goe.de/~hartmann://www.theorie.physik.uni-goe.de/~aspel Alexander K. Hartmann Office A4.108 Phone +49-(0)551 39 5995 hartmann@physik.uni-goettingen.de http://www.theorie.physik.uni-goe.de/~hartmann

  9. Enhanced ferroelectric properties and thermal stability of nonstoichiometric 0.92(Na{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3}-0.08(K{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3} single crystals

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    Zhang, Haiwu E-mail: hsluo@mail.sic.ac.cn; Chen, Chao; Deng, Hao; Li, Long; Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 ; Zhao, Xiangyong; Lin, Di; Li, Xiaobing; Ren, Bo; Luo, Haosu E-mail: hsluo@mail.sic.ac.cn; Yan, Jun

    2013-11-18

    Bi deficient, Mn doped 0.92(Na{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3}-0.08(K{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3} single crystals were grown by carefully controlled top-seeded solution growth method. Local structures were investigated by transmission electron microscopy. The site occupation and valence state of manganese were characterized by electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum. The leakage current density in the as-grown single crystals is effectively depressed. The introduced defect complexes suppress the temperature induced phase transformation, increasing the depolarization temperature (165?°C) and thermal stability of ferroelectric properties.

  10. Multinucleon Transfer Reactions to Study Single-Particle Evolution in Se Isotopes

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    Regan, P. H.; Jones, G. A.; Podolyak, Zs.; Gelletly, W.; Langdown, S. D. [Dept. of Physics, School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, Guildford, Surrey, UK (United Kingdom); Yoshinaga, N. [Department of Physics, Saitama University, Saitama City, 338-8570 (Japan); Higashiyama, K. [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Tokyo, 113-0033 (Japan); De Angelis, G.; Gadea, A.; Axiotis, M.; Kroell, Th.; Marginean, N.; Martinez, T.; Napoli, D. R.; Rusu, C.; Tonev, D. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Italy); Zhang, Y. H. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Italy); Institute of Modern Physics, CAS, Lanzhou (China); Ur, C. A.; Bazzacco, D.; Farnea, E. [INFN, Sezione di Padova, Padova (Italy)] (and others)

    2006-03-13

    This contribution reports on the results of an experiment to study the near-yrast states in selenium isotopes around N=50, following their population in thick-target, multinucleon transfer reactions between an 82Se beam and a 192Os target. Discrete decays from states with spins of 20({Dirac_h}/2{pi}) and higher are clearly identified in the Os-like fragments. Information on the size of the energy gap between the f5/2 and p3/2 proton orbitals can be inferred from the spectroscopy of the N=48 isotone, 82Se. The experiment results for the level schemes for 80,82Se derived in the current work are compared with restricted-basis shell model calculations, which give a good description of the yrast sequences of these nuclei using a basis space limited to excitations in the (p3/2, p1/2, g9/2) neutron and (f5/2, p3/2, p1/2 ) proton orbitals.

  11. Blue and green electroluminescence from CdSe nanocrystal quantum-dot-quantum-wells

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    Lu, Y. F.; Cao, X. A.

    2014-11-17

    CdS/CdSe/ZnS quantum dot quantum well (QDQW) nanocrystals were synthesized using the successive ion layer adsorption and reaction technique, and their optical properties were tuned by bandgap and strain engineering. 3-monolayer (ML) CdSe QWs emitted blue photoluminescence at 467?nm with a spectral full-width-at-half-maximum of ?30?nm. With a 3 ML ZnS cladding layer, which also acts as a passivating and strain-compensating layer, the QDQWs acquired a ?35% quantum yield of the QW emission. Blue and green electroluminescence (EL) was obtained from QDQW light-emitting devices with 3–4.5 ML CdSe QWs. It was found that as the peak blueshifted, the overall EL was increasingly dominated by defect state emission due to poor hole injection into the QDQWs. The weak EL was also attributed to strong field-induced charge separation resulting from the unique QDQW geometry, weakening the oscillator strength of optical transitions.

  12. Surfactant-Free Synthesis of Bi?Te?-Te Micro-Nano Heterostructure with Enhanced Thermoelectric Figure of Merit

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    Zhang, Yichi; Wang, Heng; Kraemer, Stephan; Shi, Yifeng; Zhang, Fan; Snedaker, Matt; Ding, Kunlun; Moskovits, Martin; Snyder, G. Jeffrey; Stucky, Galen D.

    2011-01-01

    An ideal thermoelectric material would be a semiconductor with high electrical conductivity and relatively low thermal conductivity: an “electron crystal, phonon glass”. Introducing nanoscale heterostructures into the bulk TE matrix is one way of achieving this intuitively anomalous electron/phonon transport behavior. The heterostructured interfaces are expected to play a significant role in phonon scattering to reduce thermal conductivity and in the energy-dependent scattering of electrical carriers to improve the Seebeck coefficient. A nanoparticle building block assembly approach is plausible to fabricate three-dimensional heterostructured materials on a bulk commercial scale. However, a key problem in applying this strategy is the possible negative impact on TE performance of organic residue from the nanoparticle capping ligands. Herein, we report a wet chemical, surfactant-free, low-temperature, and easily up-scalable strategy for the synthesis of nanoscale heterophase Bi?Te?-Te via a galvanic replacement reaction. The micro-nano heterostructured material is fabricated bottom-up, by mixing the heterophase with commercial Bi?Te?. This unique structure shows an enhanced zT value of ~0.4 at room temperature. This heterostructure has one of the highest figures of merit among bismuth telluride systems yet achieved by a wet chemical bottom-up assembly. In addition, it shows a 40% enhancement of the figure of merit over our lab-made material without nanoscale heterostructures. This enhancement is mainly due to the decrease in the thermal conductivity while maintaining the power factor. Overall, this cost-efficient and room-temperature synthesis methodology provides the potential for further improvement and large-scale thermoelectric applications.

  13. Structural characterization of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} as a function of temperature using neutron powder diffraction and extended X-ray absorption fine structure techniques

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    Mansour, A. N.; Wong-Ng, W.; Huang, Q.; Tang, W.; Thompson, A.; Sharp, J.

    2014-08-28

    The structure of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} (Seebeck coefficient Standard Reference Material (SRM™ 3451)) and the related phase Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} have been characterized as a function of temperature using the neutron powder diffraction (NPD) and the extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) techniques. The neutron structural studies were carried out from 20?K to 300?K for Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and from 10?K to 298?K for Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}. The EXAFS technique for studying the local structure of the two compounds was conducted from 19?K to 298?K. Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} are isostructural, with a space group of R3{sup ¯}m. The structure consists of repeated quintuple layers of atoms, Te2-M-Te1-M-Te2 (where M?=?Bi or Sb) stacking along the c-axis of the unit cell. EXAFS was used to examine the bond distances and static and thermal disorders for the first three shells of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} as a function of temperature. The temperature dependencies of thermal disorders were analyzed using the Debye and Einstein models for lattice vibrations. The Debye and Einstein temperatures for the first two shells of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} are similar to those of Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} within the uncertainty in the data. However, the Debye and Einstein temperatures for the third shell of Bi-Bi are significantly lower than those of the third shell of Sb-Sb. The Einstein temperature for the third shell is consistent with a soft phonon mode in both Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}. The lower Einstein temperature of Bi-Bi relative to Sb-Sb is consistent with the lower value of thermal conductivity of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} relative to Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}.

  14. Effects of Mn doping on multiferroic and magnetocapacitive properties of 0.33Ba0.70Ca0.30TiO30.67BiFeO3 diphasic ceramics

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    Cao, Wenwu

    ­0.67BiFeO3 diphasic ceramics Cai-Xia Li a,b , Bin Yang a, , Shan-Tao Zhang c, , Dan-Qing Liu d , Rui.30TiO3­0.67BiFeO3 ceramics Mn doping Magnetocapacitive effect Multiferroic properties a b s t r a c t The 0.33Ba0.70Ca0.30TiO3­0.67BiFeO3 + x wt% MnO2 (BCT-67BF:Mn100x, x = 0­0.6) multiferroic ceramics have

  15. First principles prediction of a morphotropic phase boundary in the Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3-(Bi1/2Sr1/2)(Zn1/2Nb1/2)O3 alloy

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    Cooper, Valentino R [ORNL; Henry, Asegun S [ORNL; Takagi, Shigeyuki M [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    The magnitude and direction of polarization within alloys of the tetragonally distorted Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3 (BZT) and the rhombohedrally oriented Bi1/2Sr1/2Zn1/2Nb1/2O3 (BSZN) are explored using density functional theory. For compositions with 50% of BZT, we find that the polarization points mainly along the [001] direction. Conversely, for low concentrations of BZT the polarization is rhombohedrally oriented. Based on these results we propose a phase diagram with a possible monoclinc phase between 25% and 50 % BZT where this material may have a useful piezoelectric response.

  16. X-ray irradiation induced changes in electron transport in stabilized a-Se photoconductors

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    Walornyj, M.; Kasap, S. O.

    2013-12-07

    We have examined the effect of high-dose x-ray irradiation on electron transport in stabilized amorphous selenium (a-Se) x-ray photoconductive films (of the type used in x-ray image detectors) by measuring the electron lifetime ?{sub e} through interrupted-field time-of-flight experiments. X-ray induced effects have been examined through two types of experiments. In recovery experiments, the a-Se was preirradiated with and without an applied field (5 V/?m) during irradiation with sufficient dose (typically ?20 Gy at 21 °C) to significantly reduce the electron lifetime by ?50%, and then the recovery of the lifetime was monitored as a function of time at three different temperatures, 10 °C, 21 °C, and 35 °C. The lifetime recovery kinetics was exponential with a relaxation time ?{sub r} that is thermally activated with an activation energy of 1.66 eV. ?{sub r} is a few hours at 21 °C and only a few minutes at 35 °C. In experiments examining the irradiation induced effects, the a-Se film was repeatedly exposed to x-ray radiation and the changes in the drift mobility and lifetime were monitored as a function of accumulated dose D. There was no observable change in the drift mobility. At 21 °C, the concentration of x-ray induced deep traps (or capture centers), N{sub d}, increases linearly with D (N{sub d} ? D) whereas at 35 °C, the recovery process prevents a linear increase in N{sub d} with D, and N{sub d} saturates. In all cases, even under high dose irradiation (?50 Gy), the lifetime was recoverable to its original equilibrium (pre-exposure) value within a few relaxation times.

  17. The thermally stimulated conductivity in amorphous thin film As?Se

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    Bryant, John Duffie

    1972-01-01

    V with a 14 -3 density of 9. 73 x 10 cm . The thermal velocity of the carriers 6 -18 was 6. 34 x 10 cm/sec, and the capture cross section was 2. 7 x 10 2 cm . These results indicate that the Nett-Davis model is more ap- plicable to amorphous As Se... II-3 Sample Holder Design (not to scale) 15 16 17 11-4 Output Curve for Chromel-Constantan Thermo- couple (Voltage vs. Temperature) (ref. 29) 19 II-5 System Cooling Curve (Temperature vs. Time) 20 II-6 System Heating Curve for a Constant Heater...

  18. Structural and optical studies on AgSbSe{sub 2} thin films

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    Asokan, T. Namitha; Urmila, K. S.; Pradeep, B. [Solid State Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi- 22, Kerala (India)

    2014-01-28

    AgSbSe{sub 2} semiconducting thin films are successfully deposited using reactive evaporation technique at a substrate temperature of 398K. X-ray diffraction studies reveal that the films are polycrystalline in nature. The structural parameters such as average particle size, dislocation density, and number of crystallites per unit have been evaluated. Atomic Force Microscopy is used to study the topographic characteristics of the film including the grain size and surface roughness. The silver antimony selenide thin films have high absorption coefficient of about 10{sup 5} cm{sup ?1} and it has an indirect band gap of 0.64eV.

  19. Ann bay lodyans 10 / Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Ann Bay Lodyans 10 se Bryant Freeman (“Tonton Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a 2000 by Bryant C. Freeman, ed. This work has been made available by the University of Kansas Libraries’ Office of Scholarly... Freeman (“Tonton Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml Tl CHENN LO A Te gen yon nonm ki te...

  20. Ann bay lodyans 12 / Se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Ann Bay Lodyans 12 se Bryant Freeman (“Tonton Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a 2000 by Bryant C. Freeman, ed. This work has been made available by the University of Kansas Libraries’ Office of Scholarly... Freeman (“Tonton Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml EPI BONDYE KREYE PREMYE FS A Nan...

  1. Determination of the Exciton Binding Energy in CdSe Quantum Dots

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    Meulenberg, R; Lee, J; Wolcott, A; Zhang, J; Terminello, L; van Buuren, T

    2009-10-27

    The exciton binding energy (EBE) in CdSe quantum dots (QDs) has been determined using x-ray spectroscopy. Using x-ray absorption and photoemission spectroscopy, the conduction band (CB) and valence band (VB) edge shifts as a function of particle size have been determined and combined to obtain the true band gap of the QDs (i.e. without and exciton). These values can be compared to the excitonic gap obtained using optical spectroscopy to determine the EBE. The experimental EBE results are compared with theoretical calculations on the EBE and show excellent agreement.

  2. ScanningTunneling Luminescence of Grain Boundaries in Cu(In,Ga)Se2

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    Romero, M. J.; Jiang, C.-S.; Al-Jassim, M. M.; Noufi, R.

    2005-01-01

    At the Laboratory, photon emission in semiconductors has been mapped in the nanoscale using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). In this Solar Program Review Meeting, we report on the latest results obtained in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) thin films by this adapted STM. Scanning tunneling luminescence (STL) spectroscopy suggests that photons are emitted near the surface of CIGS. STL is excited either by (1) diffusion of tunneling electrons and subsequent recombination with available holes in CIGS or (2) impact ionization by hot electrons. Which process becomes predominant depends on the voltage applied to the STM tip. Photon mapping shows electronically active, extended defects near the surface of CIGS thin films.

  3. Ann bay lodyans 9 / se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml MARYAJ MALIS TWOUKOUKOU Vwala se Malis ki gen yon sel... rantre nan chanm Ian ak yon lanp. Yo gade, epi yo we moun ak mouchwa wouj la. Yo peze kou moun ak foula a jous li toufe, epi yo ale. Nan denmen maten, Malis leve. L al di yo: "Mezanmi, mesi anpil. M gen lontan m pa gen yon bon nwit kon sa...

  4. Ann bay lodyans 8 / se Bryant Freeman ("Tonton Liben") ki pare ti liv sa a

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2000-01-01

    Liben”) ki pare ti liv sa a. [Lawrence, Kan.] : Institute of Haitian Studies ; [Port-au-Prince] : Bon Nouvèl : Fondasyon Alfa Lwès, 2000. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml YON TOTI K AP CHANTE Vwala te gen yon neg yo rele... Gwoje. Msye te konn plante diri. Chak ane li pa janm ka fe bon rekot. Bet yo pran tout plezi yo nan manje jaden diri a. Se konsa, Gwoje blije mete veye pou trape vole k ap depafini jaden I la. Yon jou, pandan Pijon ak Kanna ap soti pou al nan jaden...

  5. Neutron Scattering Study on spin dynamics in superconducting (TlRb)2Fe4Se5

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    Chi, Songxue [ORNL; Ye, Feng [ORNL; Bao, Wei [Renmin University of China; Fang, Dr. Minghu [Zhejiang University; Wang, H.D. [Zhejiang University; Dong, C.H. [Zhejiang University; Savici, Andrei T [ORNL; Granroth, Garrett E [ORNL; Stone, Matthew B [ORNL; Fishman, Randy Scott [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    Spin dynamics in superconducting (Tl,Rb)2Fe4Se5 was investigated using the inelastic neutron scattering technique. Spin wave branches that span an energy range from 6.5 to 209 meV are success- fully described by a Heisenberg model whose dominant interactions include only the in-plane nearest (J1 and J0 1) and next nearest neighbor (J2 and J0 2) exchange terms within and between the tetramer spin blocks, respectively. These exchange constants, experimentally determined in this work, would crucially constrain the diverse theoretical viewpoints on magnetism and superconductivity in the Fe-based materials.

  6. Giant increase in critical current density of KxFe2-ySe? single crystals

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    Lei, Hechang; Petrovic, C.

    2011-12-28

    The critical current density Jabc of KxFe2-ySe? single crystals can be enhanced by more than one order of magnitude, up to ~2.1×10? A/cm² by the post annealing and quenching technique. A scaling analysis reveals the universal behavior of the normalized pinning force as a function of the reduced field for all temperatures, indicating the presence of a single vortex pinning mechanism. The main pinning sources are three-dimensional (3D) point-like normal cores. The dominant vortex interaction with pinning centers is via spatial variations in critical temperature Tc (“?Tc pinning”).

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  8. DISSERTATION IMPACT OF SECONDARY BARRIERS ON CuIn1-xGaxSe2 SOLAR-CELL

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    Sites, James R.

    , it is important that red-light J-V of CIS solar cells be distortion-free. It was shown that one approach to reduceDISSERTATION IMPACT OF SECONDARY BARRIERS ON CuIn1-xGaxSe2 SOLAR-CELL OPERATION Submitted by Alexei Impact of Secondary Barriers on CuIn1-xGaxSe2 Solar-Cell Operation Thin-film solar cells based on CuInSe2

  9. Tensile Strain Switched Ferromagnetism in Layered NbS2 and NbSe2

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    Zhou, Yungang; Wang, Zhiguo; Yang, Ping; Zu, Xiaotao; Yang, Li; Sun, Xin; Gao, Fei

    2012-11-01

    Developing approaches to effectively induce and control the magnetic states is critical to the use of magnetic nanostructures in quantum information devices but is still challenging. Here we have demonstrated, by employing the density functional theory calculations, an existence of infinite magnetic sheets with structural integrity and magnetic homogeneity. Examination from a series of transition metal dichalcogenides shows that the biaxial tensile strained NbS2 and NbSe2 structures can be magnetized with a ferromagnetic character due to the competitive effects of through-bond interaction and through-space interaction. The estimated Curie temperatures (387 and 542 K under the 10% strain for NbS2 and NbSe2 structures, respectively) suggest that the unique ferromagnetic character can be achieved above room temperature. The self-exchange of population between 4d orbitals of Nb atom that leads to the exchange splitting is the mechanism behind the transition of the spin moment. The induced magnetic moments can be significantly enhanced by the tensile strain, even giving rise to half-metallic character with the strong spin polarization around the Fermi level. Given the recent progress that the desired strain can be achieved on two-dimensional nanostructures, such as graphene and BN layer in a controlled way, we believe that our calculated results are suitable for experimental verification and implementation opening a new path to explore the spintronics in pristine two-dimensional nanostructures.

  10. Polytypism, polymorphism, and superconductivity in TaSe2-xTex

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    Luo, Huixia; Tao, Jing; Xie, Weiwei; Inoue, Hiroyuki; Gyenis, Andras; Krizan, Jason W.; Yazdani, Ali; Zhu, Yimei; Cava, R. J.

    2015-03-17

    Polymorphism in materials often leads to significantly different physical properties - the rutile and anatase polymorphs of TiO? are a prime example. Polytypism is a special type of polymorphism, occurring in layered materials when the geometry of a repeating structural layer is maintained but the layer stacking sequence of the overall crystal structure can be varied; SiC is an example of a material with many polytypes. Although polymorphs can have radically different physical properties, it is much rarer for polytypism to impact physical properties in a dramatic fashion. Here we study the effects of polytypism and polymorphism on the superconductivitymore »of TaSe?, one of the archetypal members of the large family of layered dichalcogenides. We show that it is possible to access 2 stable polytypes and 2 stable polymorphs in the TaSe2-xTex solid solution, and find that the 3R polytype shows a superconducting transition temperature that is between 6 and 17 times higher than that of the much more commonly found 2H polytype. The reason for this dramatic change is not apparent, but we propose that it arises either from a remarkable dependence of Tc on subtle differences in the characteristics of the single layers present, or from a surprising effect of the layer stacking sequence on electronic properties that instead are expected to be dominated by the properties of a single layer in materials of this kind.« less

  11. First observation of temperature dependent lightinduced response of Ge25As10Se65 thin films

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    Khan, Pritam; Deshpande, Uday; Adarsh, K V

    2015-01-01

    Ge rich ternary chalcogenide glasses (ChG) exhibit photobleaching (PB) when illuminated with bandgap light and such an effect is originating from the combined effect of intrinsic structural changes and photo-oxidation. In a sharp contradict to these previous observations, in this letter, we demonstrate for the first time that Ge rich Ge25As10Se65 ChG thin films exhibit photodarkening (PD) at 20 K and PB at 300 and 420 K for continuous illumination of ~ 3 hours. Strikingly, the temporal evolution of PD/PB show distinct characteristics at the temperatures of illumination and provide valuable information on the light induced structural changes. Further, structure specific far infrared (FIR) absorption measurements give direct evidence of different structural units involved in PD/PB at the contrasting temperatures. By comparing the lightinduced effects in vacuum and air, we conclude that intrinsic structural changes dominate over photo-oxidation in the observed PB in Ge25As10Se65 ChG thin films.

  12. Polytypism, polymorphism, and superconductivity in TaSe2–xTex

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    Luo, Huixia; Xie, Weiwei; Tao, Jing; Inoue, Hiroyuki; Gyenis, András; Krizan, Jason W.; Yazdani, Ali; Zhu, Yimei; Cava, Robert Joseph

    2015-03-03

    Polymorphism in materials often leads to significantly different physical properties - the rutile and anatase polymorphs of TiO? are a prime example. Polytypism is a special type of polymorphism, occurring in layered materials when the geometry of a repeating structural layer is maintained but the layer stacking sequence of the overall crystal structure can be varied; SiC is an example of a material with many polytypes. Although polymorphs can have radically different physical properties, it is much rarer for polytypism to impact physical properties in a dramatic fashion. Here we study the effects of polytypism and polymorphism on the superconductivitymore »of TaSe?, one of the archetypal members of the large family of layered dichalcogenides. We show that it is possible to access 2 stable polytypes and 2 stable polymorphs in the TaSe2-xTex solid solution, and find that the 3R polytype shows a superconducting transition temperature that is between 6 and 17 times higher than that of the much more commonly found 2H polytype. Thus, the reason for this dramatic change is not apparent, but we propose that it arises either from a remarkable dependence of Tc on subtle differences in the characteristics of the single layers present, or from a surprising effect of the layer stacking sequence on electronic properties that instead are expected to be dominated by the properties of a single layer in materials of this kind.« less

  13. The role of ligands in the optical and electronic spectra of CdSe nanoclusters

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    Kilina, Svletana; Sergei, Ivanov A; Victor, Klimov I; Sergei, Tretiak

    2008-01-01

    We investigate the impact of ligands on morphology, electronic structure, and optical response of the Cd33Se33 cluster, which already overlapps in size with the smallest synthesized CdSe quantum dots (QDs). Our Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations demonstrate significant surface reorganization both for the bare cluster and for the cluster capped by amine and phosphine oxide ligand models. We observe strong surface-ligand interactions leading to substantial charge redistribution and polarization effects on the surface. This effect results in the appearance of hybridized states, where the electronic density is spread over the cluster and the ligands. Neither the ligand's nor hybridized molecular orbitals appear as trap states inside or near the band gap of the QD. Instead, being optically dark, dense hybridized states from the edges of the valence and the conduction bands could open new relaxation channels for high energy photoexcitations. Comparing quantum dots passivated by different ligands, we found that hybridized states are denser in at the edge of the conduction band of the cluster ligated with phosphine oxide molecules than that with primary amines. Such a different manifestation of ligand binding may potentially lead to the faster electron relaxation in dots passivated by phosphine oxide than by amine ligands, which is in agreement with experimental data.

  14. Electronic Structure of Ligated CdSe Clusters: Dependence on DFT Methodology

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    Albert, VV; Ivanov, SA; Tretiak, S; Kilina, SV

    2011-07-07

    Simulations of ligated semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and their physical properties, such as morphologies, QD-ligand interactions, electronic structures, and optical transitions, are expected to be very sensitive to computational methodology. We utilize Density Functional Theory (DFT) and systematically study how the choice of density functional, atom-localized basis set, and a solvent affects the physical properties of the Cd{sub 33}Se{sub 33} cluster ligated with a trimethyl phosphine oxide ligand. We have found that qualitative performance of all exchange-correlation (XC) functionals is relatively similar in predicting strong QD-ligand binding energy ({approx}1 eV). Additionally, all functionals predict shorter Cd-Se bond lengths on the QD surface than in its core, revealing the nature and degree of QD surface reconstruction. For proper modeling of geometries and QD-ligand interactions, however, augmentation of even a moderately sized basis set with polarization functions (e.g., LANL2DZ* and 6-31G*) is very important. A polar solvent has very significant implications for the ligand binding energy, decreasing it to 0.2-0.5 eV. However, the solvent model has a minor effect on the optoelectronic properties, resulting in persistent blue shifts up to {approx}0.3 eV of the low-energy optical transitions. For obtaining reasonable energy gaps and optical transition energies, hybrid XC functionals augmented by a long-range Hartree-Fock orbital exchange have to be applied.

  15. Effect of Ligands on Characteristics of (CdSe)13 Quantum Dot

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    Gao, Yang; Zhou, Bo; Kang, Seung-gu; Xin, Minsi; Yang, Ping; Dai, Xing; Wang, Zhigang; Zhou, Ruhong

    2014-01-01

    The widespread applications of quantum dots (QDs) have spurred an increasing interest in the study of their coating ligands, which can not only protect the electronic structures of the central QDs, but also control their permeability through biological membranes with both size and shape. In this work, we have used density functional theory (DFT) to investigate the electronic structures of (CdSe)13 passivated by OPMe2(CH2)nMe ligands with different lengths and various numbers of branches (Me=methyl group, n = 0, 1-3). Our results show that the absorption peak in the ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectra displays a clear blue-shift, on the scale of ~100 nm, upon the binding of ligands. Once the total number of ligands bound with (CdSe)13 reached a saturated number (9 or 10), no more blue-shift occurred in the absorption peak in the UV-vis spectra. On the other hand, the aliphatic chain length of ligands has a negligible effect on the optical properties of the QD core. Analyses of the bonding characteristics confirm that optical transitions are dominantly governed by the central QD core rather than the organic passivation. Interestingly, the density of states (DOS) share similar characteristics as vibrational spectra, even though there is no coordination vibration mode between the ligands and the central QD. These findings might provide insights on the material design for the passivation of quantum dots for biomedical applications.

  16. Postal address School of Industrial Design, LTH, P.O. Box 118, 221 00 Lund, SWEDEN Telephone +46 46 222 71 88 E-mail Lynn.Lindegren@kansli.lth.se Website www.industrialdesign.lth.se

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    Postal address School of Industrial Design, LTH, P.O. Box 118, 221 00 Lund, SWEDEN Telephone +46 46 222 71 88 E-mail Lynn.Lindegren@kansli.lth.se Website www.industrialdesign.lth.se School of Industrial of Industrial Design autumn semester 2015. Full-time study is 30 credits. Bachelor´s programme ­ 1st term Course

  17. Long-wavelength emission in photo-pumped GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} laser with low temperature dependence of lasing wavelength

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    Fuyuki, Takuma; Yoshioka, Ryo; Yoshida, Kenji; Yoshimoto, Masahiro

    2013-11-11

    This study demonstrates long-wavelength emission of up to 1204?nm in photo-pumped GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy under low temperature conditions. The characteristic temperature (T{sub 0}) between 20 and 80?°C in the GaAs{sub 1?x}Bi{sub x} lasers with Al{sub 0.3}Ga{sub 0.7}As electron blocking layer is approximately 100?K, which is larger than that of the typical 1.3-?m InGaAsP Fabry-Perot laser diodes (FP-LDs; T{sub 0}?=?66?K). The temperature coefficient of the lasing wavelength is approximately 40% of that of InGaAsP FP-LDs.

  18. Intrinsic Rashba-like splitting in asymmetric Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}/Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} heterogeneous topological insulator films

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    Liu, Xiaofei; Guo, Wanlin

    2014-08-25

    We show by density functional theory calculations that asymmetric hetero-stacking of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}/Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films can modulate the topological surface states. Due to the structure inversion asymmetry, an intrinsic Rashba-like splitting of the conical surface bands is aroused. While such splitting in homogeneous Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-class topological insulators can be realized in films with more than three quintuple layers under external electric fields, the hetero-stacking breaks the limit of thickness for preserving the topological nature into the thinnest two quintuple layers. These results indicate that the hetero-stacking can serve as an efficient strategy for spin-resolved band engineering of topological insulators.

  19. Quasi elastic cross sections for the Bi-209(e, e-prime p) Pb-208 reaction: Jefferson Lab experiment E06007

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    J.C. Cornejo, J.L. Herraiz, A. Camsonne, A. Saha, J.M. Udias, G. Urciuoli, J.R. Vignote, K.A. Aniol

    2012-09-01

    Quasi elastic cross sections were measured for the first time for both negative and positive missing momenta for the {sup 209}Bi(e,e'p){sup 208}Pb reaction leading to the ground state and hole states of (208)Pb. Experimental cross sections obtained between -0.3 GeV/c to 0.3 GeV/c agree with theoretical calculations using RDWIA techniques both in shape and magnitude for the ground state. The data for the ground state production of {sup 208}Pb are consistent with a theoretical model assuming a single proton(1.06 +- 0.10) in the 1h9/2 orbit in {sup 209}Bi.

  20. Crystal structure of lanthanum bismuth silicate Bi{sub 2-x}La{sub x}SiO{sub 5} (x{approx}0.1)

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    Georges, Samuel . E-mail: samuel.georges@lepmi.inpg.fr; Goutenoire, Francois; Lacorre, Philippe

    2006-12-15

    A melting and glass recrystallization route was carried out to stabilize a new tetragonal form of Bi{sub 2}SiO{sub 5} with bismuth partially substituted by lanthanum. The crystal structure of Bi{sub 2-x}La{sub x}SiO{sub 5} (x{approx}0.1) was determined from powder X-ray and neutron diffraction data (space group I4/mmm, a=b=3.8307(3)A, c=15.227(1)A, V=224.18A{sup 3}, Z=2; reliability factors: R{sub Bragg}=5.65%, R{sub p}=14.6%, R{sub wp}=16.8%, R{sub exp}=8.3%, {chi}{sup 2}=8.3 (X-ray) and R{sub Bragg}=2.40%, R{sub p}=8.1%, R{sub wp}=7.5%, R{sub exp}=4.2%, {chi}{sup 2}=3.3 (neutrons); 11 structural parameters refined). The main effect of lanthanum substitution is to introduce, by removing randomly some bismuth 6s{sup 2} lone pairs, a structural disorder in the surroundings of (Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}){sup 2+} layers, that is in the (SiO{sub 3}){sup 2-} pyroxene files arrangement. It results in a symmetry increase relatively to the parent compound Bi{sub 2}SiO{sub 5}, which is orthorhombic. The two structures are compared.