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2003-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Management Planning for KU Social Scientists  

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Data Management Planning for KU Social Scientists drafting Grant Applications Travis Weller Grant Development Specialist Institute for Policy & Social Research #12;Data Management Planning for KU Social Scientists drafting Grant Applications 3/6/13 2 Data Management Planning » Explain the importance of data

Peterson, Blake R.

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The KU Geologic Record Volume 1, 2004  

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of the articles. KU has one of the strongest research groups in the world working on car- bonate rocks. GeotimesPhil- lips) was cited as the example of resurgent focus on hydro- thermal oil and gas reser- voirs. These are systems in which hot fluids move though rocks and enhance porosity. Such studies integrate hydro- geology

Peterson, Blake R.

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8KU Renewables GmbH | Open Energy Information  

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KU Renewables GmbH KU Renewables GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name 8KU Renewables GmbH Place Berlin, Germany Zip 10117 Sector Renewable Energy Product Berlin-based start-up renewables investment firm. Coordinates 52.516074°, 13.376987° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":52.516074,"lon":13.376987,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Global Awareness Program (GAP) University Coordinator: Jane Irungu, (gap@ku.edu, 864-7265) http://www.international.ku.edu/~oip/gap/  

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evidence that they are prepared to LIVE, LEAD and WORK in a global society. GAP is offering students should register on-line at the following website: http://www.international.ku.edu/~oip/gap/ Steps

Peterson, Blake R.

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Initial assessment of an airborne Ku-band polarimetric SAR.  

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Polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has been used for a variety of dual-use research applications since the 1940's. By measuring the direction of the electric field vector from radar echoes, polarimetry may enhance an analyst's understanding of scattering effects for both earth monitoring and tactical surveillance missions. Polarimetry may provide insight into surface types, materials, or orientations for natural and man-made targets. Polarimetric measurements may also be used to enhance the contrast between scattering surfaces such as man-made objects and their surroundings. This report represents an initial assessment of the utility of, and applications for, polarimetric SAR at Ku-band for airborne or unmanned aerial systems.

Raynal, Ann Marie; Doerry, Armin Walter

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROBING PRIMORDIAL MAGNETIC FIELDS USING Ly{alpha} CLOUDS  

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From previous studies of the effect of primordial magnetic fields on early structure formation, we know that the presence of primordial magnetic fields during early structure formation could induce more perturbations at small scales (at present 1-10 h {sup -1} Mpc) as compared to the usual {Lambda}CDM theory. Matter power spectra over these scales are effectively probed by cosmological observables such as shear correlation and Ly{alpha} clouds. In this paper we discuss the implications of primordial magnetic fields on the distribution of Ly{alpha} clouds. We simulate the line-of-sight density fluctuation including the contribution coming from the primordial magnetic fields. We compute the evolution of Ly{alpha} opacity for this case and compare our theoretical estimates of Ly{alpha} opacity with the existing data to constrain the parameters of the primordial magnetic fields. We also discuss the case when the two density fields are correlated. Our analysis yields an upper bound of roughly 0.3-0.6 nG on the magnetic field strength for a range of nearly scale-invariant models, corresponding to a magnetic field power spectrum index n {approx_equal} -3.

Pandey, Kanhaiya L.; Sethi, Shiv K. [Raman Research Institute, Bangalore 560080 (India)] [Raman Research Institute, Bangalore 560080 (India)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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KU School of Allied Health Five-year Goals Consistent with the 10-year KUMC Vision  

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& Vascular Technology Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Nuclear Medicine Technology KU School of Allied Health-listed for clinical doctoral programs (initiated through Occupational Therapy Education). 3. Recruit entry incorporation as separate entity for clinical services and billing. Expanded services at Silver City Health

Albertini, David

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DASCH ON KU Cyg: A {approx} 5 YEAR DUST ACCRETION EVENT IN {approx} 1900  

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KU Cyg is an eclipsing binary consisting of an F-type star accreting through a large accretion disk from a K5III red giant. Here we present the discovery of a 5 year dip around 1900 found from its 100 year DASCH light curve. It showed a {approx}0.5 mag slow fading from 1899 to 1903 and brightened back around 1904 on a relatively shorter timescale. The light curve shape of the 1899-1904 fading-brightening event differs from the dust production and dispersion process observed in R Coronae Borealis stars, which usually has a faster fading and slower recovery, and for KU Cyg is probably related to the accretion disk surrounding the F star. The slow fading in KU Cyg is probably caused by increases in dust extinction in the disk, and the subsequent quick brightening may be due to the evaporation of dust transported inward through the disk. The extinction excess which caused the fading may arise from increased mass transfer rate in the system or from dust clump ejections from the K giant.

Tang Sumin; Grindlay, Jonathan; Los, Edward; Servillat, Mathieu, E-mail: stang@cfa.harvard.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE NARROWBAND SEARCH FOR EXTENDED Ly{alpha} EMISSION AROUND TWO z > 6 QUASARS  

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We search for extended Ly{alpha} emission around two z > 6 quasars, SDSS J1030+0524 (z = 6.309) and SDSS J1148+5251 (z = 6.419) using Wide Field Camera 3 narrowband filters on board the Hubble Space Telescope. For each quasar, we collected two deep, narrowband images, one sampling the Ly{alpha} line+continuum at the quasar redshifts and one of the continuum emission redward of the line. After carefully modeling the point-spread function, we find no evidence for extended Ly{alpha} emission. These observations set 2{sigma} limits of L(Ly{alpha}, extended) rates typically inferred from (rest-frame) far-infrared measurements of z {approx} 6 quasars, these limits are well below the intrinsic bright Ly{alpha} emission expected from the recombination of gas photoionized by the quasars or by the star formation in the host galaxies, and point toward significant Ly{alpha} suppression or dust attenuation. However, small extinction values have been observed along the line of sight to the nuclei, thus reddening has to be coupled with other mechanisms for Ly{alpha} suppression (e.g., resonance scattering). No Ly{alpha} emitting companions are found, down to a 5{sigma} sensitivity of {approx}1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -17} erg s{sup -1} cm{sup -2} arcsec{sup -2} (surface brightness) and {approx}5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -17} erg s{sup -1} cm{sup -2} (assuming point sources).

Decarli, Roberto; Walter, Fabian; Yang Yujin; Hennawi, Joseph F.; Rix, Hans-Walter; Venemans, Bram P. [Max-Planck Institut fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Carilli, Chris L. [NRAO, Pete V. Domenici Array Science Center, P.O. Box O, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Fan Xiahoui [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Kurk, Jaron [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Riechers, Dominik [Astronomy Department, Caltech, 1200 East California boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Strauss, Michael A., E-mail: decarli@mpia.de [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Ivy Lane, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulation of expression of two Ly-6 family genes by intron retention and transcription induced chimerism.  

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in increasing proteome complexity, [1-3]. In relation to this, alterations of splic- ing patterns or mis-splicing of genes are involved in sev- eral pathologies, [4-6] including several genetic diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), myotonic dystro- phy... and for LY6G5B were PR_1 and PR_5. Real-time RT-PCR for LY6G5B was performed by using SYBR green PCR master mix and the ABI PRISM 7700 sequence detection system (Applied Biosystems). Primers for real-time RT-PCR were designed for the differential...

Calvanese, Vincenzo; Mallya, Meera; Campbell, R Duncan; Aguado, Begona

2008-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological constraints from the CMB and Ly-alpha forest revisited  

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The WMAP team has recently highlighted the usefulness of combining the Ly-alpha forest constraints with those from the cosmic microwave background (CMB). This combination is particularly powerful as a probe of the primordial shape of the power spectrum. Converting between the Ly-alpha forest observations and the linear mass power spectrum requires a careful treatment of nuisance parameters and modeling with cosmological simulations. We point out several issues which lead to an expansion of the errors, the two most important being the range of cosmological parameters explored in simulations and the treatment of the mean transmitted flux constraints. We employ a likelihood calculator for the current Ly-alpha data set based on an extensive 6-dimensional grid of simulations. We show that the current uncertainties in the mean transmission and the flux power spectrum define a degeneracy line in the amplitude-slope plane. The CMB degeneracy due to the primordial power spectrum shape follows a similar relation in this plane. This weakens the statistical significance of the primordial power spectrum shape constraints based on combined CMB+Ly-alpha forest analysis. Using the current data the simplest n=1 scale invariant model with dn/dln k=0 and no tensors has a Delta chi^2=4 compared to the best fitting model in which these 3 parameters are free. Current data therefore do not require relaxing these parameters to improve the fit.

Uros Seljak; Patrick McDonald; Alexey Makarov

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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J U LY 2 0 0 9 Managing beyond Web 2.0  

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1 J U LY 2 0 0 9 Managing beyond Web 2.0 Companies should prepare now for the day when Web 2.0 morphs into Web 3.0. Donna L. Hoffman #12;2 It's hardly news that the Internet has evolved their online experiences. This trend, which goes far beyond Web buzz, is catching some executives by surprise

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COMPLETING THE CENSUS OF Ly{alpha} EMITTERS AT THE REIONIZATION EPOCH  

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We carried out extended spectroscopic confirmations of Ly{alpha} emitters (LAEs) at z = 6.5 and 5.7 in the Subaru Deep Field. Now, the total number of spectroscopically confirmed LAEs is 45 and 54 at z = 6.5 and 5.7, respectively, and at least 81% (70%) of our photometric candidates at z = 6.5 (5.7) have been spectroscopically identified as real LAEs. We made careful measurements of the Ly{alpha} luminosity, both photometrically and spectroscopically, to accurately determine the Ly{alpha} and rest-UV luminosity functions (LFs). The substantially improved evaluation of the Ly{alpha} LF at z = 6.5 shows an apparent deficit from z = 5.7 at least at the bright end, and a possible decline even at the faint end, though small uncertainties remain. The rest-UV LFs at z = 6.5 and 5.7 are in good agreement, at least at the bright end, in clear contrast to the differences seen in the Ly{alpha} LF. These results imply an increase in the neutral fraction of the intergalactic medium from z = 5.7 to 6.5. The rest-frame equivalent width (EW{sub 0}) distribution at z = 6.5 seems to be systematically smaller than z = 5.7, and it shows an extended tail toward larger EW{sub 0}. The bright end of the rest-UV LF can be reproduced from the observed Ly{alpha} LF and a reasonable EW{sub 0}-UV luminosity relation. Integrating this rest-UV LF provides the first measurement of the contribution of LAEs to the photon budget required for reionization. The derived UV LF suggests that the fractional contribution of LAEs to the photon budget among Lyman break galaxies significantly increases toward faint magnitudes. Low-luminosity LAEs could dominate the ionizing photon budget, though this inference depends strongly on the uncertain faint-end slope of the Ly{alpha} LF.

Kashikawa, Nobunari; Iye, Masanori [Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division, National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Shimasaku, Kazuhiro; Okamura, Sadanori [Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Matsuda, Yuichi [Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Egami, Eiichi; Jiang, Linhua [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Nagao, Tohru; Taniguchi, Yoshiaki; Shioya, Yasuhiro [Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution, Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Ouchi, Masami; Ota, Kazuaki [Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwa-no-Ha, Kashiwa City, Chiba 77-8582 (Japan); Malkan, Matthew A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547 (United States); Hattori, Takashi [Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 650 North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Ly, Chun [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Furusawa, Hisanori [Astronomy Data Center, National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Shibuya, Takatoshi; Ishizaki, Yoshifumi; Toshikawa, Jun, E-mail: n.kashikawa@nao.ac.jp [Department of Astronomy, School of Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

2011-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping Neutral Hydrogen During Reionization with the Ly-alpha Emission from Quasar Ionization Fronts  

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We present a new method to directly map the neutral-hydrogen distribution during the reionization epoch and to constrain the emission properties of the highest-redshift quasars (QSOs). As a tracer of HI, we propose to use the Ly-alpha radiation produced by quasar ionization fronts (I-fronts) that expand in the partially ionized intergalactic medium (IGM) before reionization is complete. These Ly-alpha photons are mainly generated by collisional excitations of hydrogen atoms in the boundary of the rapidly expanding HII region. The observable signal is produced by the part of the I-front that lies behind the QSO with respect to the observer. Combining two radiative transfer models (one for the QSO ionizing radiation and one for the Ly-alpha photons), we estimate the expected Ly-alpha spectral shape and surface brightness (SB) for a large number of configurations where we varied both the properties of the ionizing QSO and of the surrounding medium. We find that the expected signal is observable as a single (broad) emission line with a characteristic width of 100-200 km/s. The expected SB produced at redshift z~6.5 within a fully neutral region (at mean density) by a typical QSO I-front lies in the range $10^{-21}-10^{-20}$ erg s$^{-1}$ cm$^{-2}$ arcsec$^{-2}$ and decreases proportionally to $(1+z)^2$ for a given QSO age. QSOs with harder spectra may produce a significantly brighter emission at early phases. The signal may cover up to a few hundred square arcmin on the sky and should be already detectable with current facilities by means of moderate/high resolution spectroscopy. The detection of this Ly-alpha emission can shed new light on the reionization history, the age and the emission properties of the highest-redshift QSOs. (abridged)

Sebastiano Cantalupo; Cristiano Porciani; Simon J. Lilly

2007-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute Calibration of Jason-1 and Envisat Altimeter Ku-Band Radar Cross Sections from Cross Comparison with TRMM Precipitation Radar Measurements  

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One year of collocated, rain-free nadir Ku-band backscatter cross-section measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Mapping Mission (TRMM) precipitation radar (PR) and both Jason-1 and Envisat RA-2 altimeter measurements have been compiled to ...

N. Tran; O-Z. Zanife; B. Chapron; D. Vandemark; P. Vincent

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological constraints from the CMB and Ly-alpha forest revisited  

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The WMAP team has recently highlighted the usefulness of combining the Ly-alpha forest constraints with those from the cosmic microwave background. This combination is particularly powerful as a probe of the primordial shape of the power spectrum. Converting between the Ly-alpha forest observations and the linear mass power spectrum requires a careful treatment of nuisance parameters and modeling with cosmological simulations. We point out several errors and inconsistencies in the previous treatments that propagate into the estimations and associated errors of cosmological parameters, including those reported by the WMAP team. The two most important are the insufficient range of cosmological parameters explored in simulations used to date and an incorrect treatment of the mean transmitted flux constraints. We employ a likelihood calculator for the current data set based on an extensive 6-dimensional grid of simulations. We show that the current uncertainties in the mean transmission and the flux power spectru...

Seljak, U; Makarov, A; Seljak, Uros; Donald, Patrick Mc; Makarov, Alexey

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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White dwarf atmosphere models with Ly-$?$ opacity in the analysis of the white dwarf cooling sequence of NGC 6397  

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We discuss the importance of pure hydrogen white dwarf atmosphere models with Ly-$\\rm \\alpha$ far red wing opacity in the analysis of the white dwarf cooling sequence of the globular cluster NGC 6397. Our recently improved atmosphere models account for the previously missing opacity from the Ly-$\\rm \\alpha$ hydrogen line broadened by collisions of the absorbing hydrogen atoms with molecular and atomic hydrogen. These models are the first that well reproduce the UV colors and spectral energy distributions of cool white dwarfs with $T_{\\rm eff}age of NGC 6397 derived from the white dwarf cooling sequence using atmosphere models that do not include the correct Ly-$\\alpha$ opacity is underestimated by $\\sim 0.5$ Gyr. Our analysis shows that it is essential to use white dwarf atmosphere models with Ly-$\\rm \\alpha$ opacity for precise dating of old stellar populations from white dwarf cooling sequences.

Piotr M. Kowalski

2007-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECT OF DUST ON Ly{alpha} PHOTON TRANSFER IN AN OPTICALLY THICK HALO  

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We investigate the effects of dust on Ly{alpha} photons emergent from an optically thick medium by solving the integro-differential equation of radiative transfer of resonant photons. To solve the differential equations numerically, we use the weighted essentially non-oscillatory method. Although the effects of dust on radiative transfer are well known, the resonant scattering of Ly{alpha} photons makes the problem non-trivial. For instance, if the medium has an optical depth of dust absorption and scattering of {tau}{sub a} >> 1, {tau} >> 1, and {tau} >> {tau}{sub a}, the effective absorption optical depth in a random walk scenario would be equal to {radical}({tau}{sub a}({tau}{sub a}+{tau})). We show, however, that for a resonant scattering at frequency {nu}{sub 0}, the effective absorption optical depth would be even larger than {tau}({nu}{sub 0}). If the cross section of dust scattering and absorption is frequency-independent, the double-peaked structure of the frequency profile given by the resonant scattering is basically dust-independent. That is, dust causes neither narrowing nor widening of the width of the double-peaked profile. One more result is that the timescales of the Ly{alpha} photon transfer in an optically thick halo are also basically independent of the dust scattering, even when the scattering is anisotropic. This is because those timescales are mainly determined by the transfer in the frequency space, while dust scattering, either isotropic or anisotropic, does not affect the behavior of the transfer in the frequency space when the cross section of scattering is wavelength-independent. This result does not support the speculation that dust will lead to the smoothing of the brightness distribution of a Ly{alpha} photon source with an optically thick halo.

Yang Yang; Shu Chiwang [Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Roy, Ishani [Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3QD (United Kingdom); Fang Lizhi [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE (NON-)ENHANCEMENT OF THE Ly{alpha} EQUIVALENT WIDTH BY A MULTIPHASE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM  

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It has been suggested that radiative transfer effects may explain the unusually high equivalent widths (EWs) of the Ly{alpha} line, observed occasionally from starburst galaxies, especially at high redshifts. If the dust is locked up inside high-density clouds dispersed in an empty intercloud medium, the Ly{alpha} photons could scatter off of the surfaces of the clouds, effectively having their journey confined to the dustless medium. The continuum radiation, on the other hand, does not scatter, and would thus be subject to absorption inside the clouds. This scenario is routinely invoked when Ly{alpha} EWs higher than what is expected theoretically are observed, although the ideal conditions under which the results are derived usually are not considered. Here we systematically examine the relevant physical parameters in this idealized framework, testing whether any astrophysically realistic scenarios may lead to such an effect. It is found that although clumpiness indeed facilitates the escape of Ly{alpha}, it is highly unlikely that any real interstellar media should result in a preferential escape of Ly{alpha} over continuum radiation. Other possible causes are discussed, and it is concluded that the observed high EWs are more likely to be caused by cooling radiation from cold accretion and/or anisotropic escape of the Ly{alpha} radiation.

Laursen, Peter; Duval, Florent; Oestlin, Goeran, E-mail: pela@dark-cosmology.dk [The Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, AlbaNova, SE-10691 Stockholm (Sweden)] [The Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, AlbaNova, SE-10691 Stockholm (Sweden)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FIRST SPECTROSCOPIC MEASUREMENTS OF [O III] EMISSION FROM Ly{alpha} SELECTED FIELD GALAXIES AT z {approx} 3.1  

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We present the first spectroscopic measurements of the [O III] 5007 A line in two z {approx} 3.1 Ly{alpha} emitting galaxies (LAEs) using the new near-infrared instrument LUCIFER1 on the 8.4 m Large Binocular Telescope. We also describe the optical imaging and spectroscopic observations used to identify these LAEs. Using the [O III] line we have measured accurate systemic redshifts for these two galaxies, and discovered a velocity offset between the [O III] and Ly{alpha} lines in both, with the Ly{alpha} line peaking 342 and 125 km s{sup -1} redward of the systemic velocity. These velocity offsets imply that there are powerful outflows in high-redshift LAEs. They also ease the transmission of Ly{alpha} photons through the interstellar medium and intergalactic medium around the galaxies. By measuring these offsets directly, we can refine both Ly{alpha}-based tests for reionization, and Ly{alpha} luminosity function measurements where the Ly{alpha} forest affects the blue wing of the line. Our work also provides the first direct constraints on the strength of the [O III] line in high-redshift LAEs. We find [O III] fluxes of 7 and 36 x10{sup -17} erg s{sup -1} cm{sup -2} in two z {approx} 3.1 LAEs. These lines are strong enough to dominate broadband flux measurements that include the line (in this case, K{sub s} -band photometry). Spectral energy distribution fits that do not account for the lines would therefore overestimate the 4000 A (and/or Balmer) break strength in such galaxies, and hence also the ages and stellar masses of such high-z galaxies.

McLinden, Emily M.; Rhoads, James E.; Malhotra, Sangeeta; Hibon, Pascale; Richardson, Mark L. A. [School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 (United States); Finkelstein, Steven L. [George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University, 4242 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 (United States); Cresci, Giovanni [INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo E. Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Quirrenbach, Andreas [ZAH, Landessternwarte, Universitaet Heidelberg, Koenigstuhl 12, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Pasquali, Anna [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Bian Fuyan; Fan Xiaohui [Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Woodward, Charles E. [Department of Astronomy, 351 Tate Laboratory of Physics, 116 Church Street, S. E., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THRESHOLD PROBABILITY FUNCTIONS AND THERMAL INHOMOGENEITIES IN THE Ly{alpha} FOREST  

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We introduce to astrophysics the threshold probability functions S{sub 2}, C{sub 2}, and D{sub 2} first derived by Torquato et al., which effectively samples the flux probability distribution function (PDF) of the Ly{alpha} forest at different spatial scales. These statistics are tested on mock Ly{alpha} forest spectra based on various toy models for He II reionization, with homogeneous models with various temperature-density relations as well as models with temperature inhomogeneities. These mock samples have systematics and noise added to simulate the latest Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 (SDSS DR7) data. We find that the flux PDF from SDSS DR7 can be used to constrain the temperature-density relation {gamma} (where T{proportional_to}(1 + {Delta}){sup {gamma}-1}) of the intergalactic medium (IGM) at z = 2.5 to a precision of {Delta}{gamma} = 0.2 at {approx}4{sigma} confidence. The flux PDF is degenerate to temperature inhomogeneities in the IGM arising from He II reionization, but we find S{sub 2} can detect these inhomogeneities at {approx}3{sigma}, with the assumption that the flux continuum of the Ly{alpha} forest can be determined to 9% accuracy, approximately the error from current fitting methods. If the flux continuum can be determined to 3% accuracy, then S{sub 2} is capable of constraining the characteristic scale of temperature inhomogeneities, with {approx}4{sigma} differentiation between toy models with hot bubble radii of 50 h{sup -1} Mpc and 25 h{sup -1} Mpc.

Lee, Khee-Gan; Spergel, David N., E-mail: lee@astro.princeton.edu, E-mail: dns@astro.princeton.edu [Department of Astrophysical Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Gaussian Features of Transmitted Flux of QSO's Ly$\\alpha$ Absorption Intermittent Exponent  

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We calculate the structure function and intermittent exponent of the 1.) Keck data, which consists of 29 high resolution, high signal to noise ratio (S/N) QSO Ly$\\alpha$ absorption spectra, and 2.)the Ly$\\alpha$ forest simulation samples produced via the pseudo hydro scheme for the low density cold dark matter (LCDM) model and warm dark matter (WDM) model with particle mass $m_W=300, 600, 800$ and 1000 eV. These two measures detect not only non-gaussianities, but also the type of non-gaussianty in the the field. We find that, 1.) the structure functions of the simulation samples are significantly larger than that of Keck data on scales less than about 100 h$^{-1}$ kpc, 2.) the intermittent exponent of the simulation samples is more negative than that of Keck data on all redshifts considered, 3.) the order-dependence of the structure functions of simulation samples are closer to the intermittency of hierarchical clustering on all scales, while the Keck data are closer to a lognormal field on small scales. Thes...

Pando, J; Jamkhedkar, P; Zheng, W; Kirkman, D A; Tytler, D; Fang, L Z; Pando, Jesus; Feng, Long-Long; Jamkhedkar, Priya; Zheng, Wei; Kirkman, David; Tytler, David; Fang, Li-Zhi

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Gaussian Features of Transmitted Flux of QSO's Ly$?$ Absorption: Intermittent Exponent  

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We calculate the structure function and intermittent exponent of the 1.) Keck data, which consists of 29 high resolution, high signal to noise ratio (S/N) QSO Ly$\\alpha$ absorption spectra, and 2.)the Ly$\\alpha$ forest simulation samples produced via the pseudo hydro scheme for the low density cold dark matter (LCDM) model and warm dark matter (WDM) model with particle mass $m_W=300, 600, 800$ and 1000 eV. These two measures detect not only non-gaussianities, but also the type of non-gaussianty in the the field. We find that, 1.) the structure functions of the simulation samples are significantly larger than that of Keck data on scales less than about 100 h$^{-1}$ kpc, 2.) the intermittent exponent of the simulation samples is more negative than that of Keck data on all redshifts considered, 3.) the order-dependence of the structure functions of simulation samples are closer to the intermittency of hierarchical clustering on all scales, while the Keck data are closer to a lognormal field on small scales. These differences are independent of noise and show that the intermittent evolution modeled by the pseudo-hydro simulation is substantially different from observations, even though they are in good agreement in terms of second and lower order statistics. (Abridged)

Jesus Pando; Long-Long Feng; Priya Jamkhedkar; Wei Zheng; David Kirkman; David Tytler; Li-Zhi Fang

2002-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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SYSTEMATIC CONTINUUM ERRORS IN THE Ly{alpha} FOREST AND THE MEASURED TEMPERATURE-DENSITY RELATION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Continuum fitting uncertainties are a major source of error in estimates of the temperature-density relation (usually parameterized as a power-law, T {proportional_to} {Delta}{sup {gamma}-1}) of the intergalactic medium through the flux probability distribution function (PDF) of the Ly{alpha} forest. Using a simple order-of-magnitude calculation, we show that few percent-level systematic errors in the placement of the quasar continuum due to, e.g., a uniform low-absorption Gunn-Peterson component could lead to errors in {gamma} of the order of unity. This is quantified further using a simple semi-analytic model of the Ly{alpha} forest flux PDF. We find that under(over)estimates in the continuum level can lead to a lower (higher) measured value of {gamma}. By fitting models to mock data realizations generated with current observational errors, we find that continuum errors can cause a systematic bias in the estimated temperature-density relation of ({delta}({gamma})) Almost-Equal-To -0.1, while the error is increased to {sigma}{sub {gamma}} Almost-Equal-To 0.2 compared to {sigma}{sub {gamma}} Almost-Equal-To 0.1 in the absence of continuum errors.

Lee, Khee-Gan, E-mail: lee@astro.princeton.edu [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A FLUX-LIMITED SAMPLE OF z {approx} 1 Ly{alpha} EMITTING GALAXIES IN THE CHANDRA DEEP FIELD SOUTH ,  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a method for obtaining a flux-limited sample of Ly{alpha} emitters from Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) grism data. We show that the multiple GALEX grism images can be converted into a three-dimensional (two spatial axes and one wavelength axis) data cube. The wavelength slices may then be treated as narrowband images and searched for emission-line galaxies. For the GALEX NUV grism data, the method provides a Ly{alpha} flux-limited sample over the redshift range z = 0.67-1.16. We test the method on the Chandra Deep Field South field, where we find 28 Ly{alpha} emitters with faint continuum magnitudes (NUV > 22) that are not present in the GALEX pipeline sample. We measure the completeness by adding artificial emitters and measuring the fraction recovered. We find that we have an 80% completeness above a Ly{alpha} flux of 10{sup -15} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}. We use the UV spectra and the available X-ray data and optical spectra to estimate the fraction of active galactic nuclei in the selection. We report the first detection of a giant Ly{alpha} blob at z < 1, though we find that these objects are much less common at z = 1 than at z = 3. Finally, we compute limits on the z {approx} 1 Ly{alpha} luminosity function and confirm that there is a dramatic evolution in the luminosity function over the redshift range z = 0-1.

Barger, A. J.; Wold, I. G. B. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Cowie, L. L. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)

2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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LyMAS: Predicting Large-Scale Lyman-alpha Forest Statistics from the Dark Matter Density Field  

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[abridged] We describe LyMAS (Ly-alpha Mass Association Scheme), a method of predicting clustering statistics in the Ly-alpha forest on large scales from moderate resolution simulations of the dark matter distribution, with calibration from high-resolution hydrodynamic simulations of smaller volumes. We use the "Horizon MareNostrum" simulation, a 50 Mpc/h comoving volume evolved with the adaptive mesh hydrodynamic code RAMSES, to compute the conditional probability distribution P(F_s|delta_s) of the transmitted flux F_s, smoothed (1-dimensionally) over the spectral resolution scale, on the dark matter density contrast delta_s, smoothed (3-dimensionally) over a similar scale. In this study we adopt the spectral resolution of the SDSS-III BOSS at z=2.5, and we find optimal results for a dark matter smoothing length sigma=0.3 Mpc/h (comoving). In extended form, LyMAS exactly reproduces both the 1-dimensional power spectrum and 1-point flux distribution of the hydro simulation spectra. Applied to the MareNostrum ...

Peirani, Sbastien; Colombi, Stphane; Blaizot, Jrmy; Dubois, Yohan; Pichon, Christophe

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cu-Ni  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Ternary Fe-Cu-Ni many-body potential to model reactor pressure vessel ... alloy, This file was provided by Giovanni Bonny (Nuclear Materials Science ...

2013-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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PHOTODESORPTION OF SOLID CO{sub 2} BY LY{alpha}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We measured desorption of atoms and molecules from films of solid carbon dioxide in an ultrahigh vacuum from 6 to 60 K under irradiation with Ly{alpha} (121.6 nm, 10.2 eV) photons, an important process in the balance between gas phase and condensed molecules in the interstellar medium. The measurements use microgravimetry and mass spectrometry during irradiation and temperature programmed desorption after irradiation. At low photon fluences, the desorption flux consists mainly of O atoms and, after {approx}10{sup 17} photons cm{sup -2}, it is dominated by CO with smaller amount of O{sub 2}, C, and CO{sub 2}, with the presence of O{sub 2} indicating solid-state chemical reactions. At high fluences (up to 10{sup 18} photons cm{sup -2}){sub ,} the desorption yields saturate at values much higher than in previous studies. The yields (molecules/photon), derived assuming stoichiometric desorption, reach 0.014 at 6 K, growing to {approx}0.2 at 50 and 60 K. Warming the films during irradiation gives rise to pressure spikes that suggest desorption of trapped species in pores or at defects, possibly assisted by radical-induced reactions. Such an effect could be significant for radiation-processed CO{sub 2}-coated interstellar grains that are heated by, i.e., cosmic ray impacts or grain-grain collisions. We discuss the experiments considering photochemical mechanisms and compare them to the results of ion irradiation.

Bahr, D. A.; Baragiola, R. A. [Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics, University of Virginia, Thornton Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States)] [Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics, University of Virginia, Thornton Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States)

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular hydrogen in damped Ly-alpha systems: clues to interstellar physics at high-redshift  

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In order to interpret H2 (molecular hydrogen) quasar absorption line observations of damped Ly-alpha systems (DLAs) and sub-DLAs, we model their H2 abundance as a function of dust-to-gas ratio, including H2 self-shielding and dust extinction against dissociating photons. Then, we constrain the physical state of gas by using H2 data. Using H2 excitation data for DLA with H2 detections, we derive a gas density 1.5 gas ratio of the sample is naturally explained by the above conditions. However, it is still possible that H2 deficient DLAs and sub-DLAs with H2 fractions less than ~ 10^-6 are in a more diffuse and warmer state. The efficient photodissociation by the internal UV radiation field explains the extremely small H2 fraction (gas ratio in units of the Galactic value); H2 self-shielding causes a rapid increase and the large variations of H2 abundance for \\kappa > 1/30. We finally propose an independent method to estimate the star formation rates of DLAs from H2 abundances; such rates are then critically compared with those derived from other proposed methods. The implications for the contribution of DLAs to the cosmic star formation history are briefly discussed.

H. Hirashita; A. Ferrara

2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION OF Ly{alpha} RESONANT PHOTONS EMERGING FROM AN OPTICALLY THICK MEDIUM  

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We investigate the angular distribution of Ly{alpha} photons scattering or emerging from an optically thick medium. Since the evolution of specific intensity I in frequency space and angular space are coupled with each other, we first develop the WENO numerical solver to find the time-dependent solutions of the integro-differential equation of I in frequency and angular space simultaneously. We first show that the solutions with the Eddington approximation, which assume that I is linearly dependent on the angular variable {mu}, yield similar frequency profiles of the photon flux as those without the Eddington approximation. However, the solutions of the {mu} distribution evolution are significantly different from those given by the Eddington approximation. First, the angular distribution of I is found to be substantially dependent on the frequency of the photons. For photons with the resonant frequency {nu}{sub 0}, I contains only a linear term of {mu}. For photons with frequencies at the double peaks of the flux, the {mu}-distribution is highly anisotropic; most photons are emitted radially forward. Moreover, either at {nu}{sub 0} or at the double peaks, the {mu} distributions actually are independent of the initial {mu} distribution of photons of the source. This is because the photons with frequencies either at {nu}{sub 0} or the double peaks undergo the process of forgetting their initial conditions due to resonant scattering. We also show that the optically thick medium is a collimator of photons at the double peaks. Photons from the double peaks form a forward beam with a very small opening angle.

Yang Yang; Shu Chiwang [Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Roy, Ishani [Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Division, St Thomas Hospital, Kings College London, SE1 7EH (United Kingdom); Fang Lizhi [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of the Ly-alpha luminosity function from z = 6.5 to z = 7.7: evidence for the epoch of reionization ?  

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Aims. Ly-alpha emitters (LAEs) can be detected out to very high redshifts, during the epoch of reionization. The evolution of the LAE luminosity function with redshift is a direct probe of the Ly-alpha transmission of the intergalactic medium (IGM), and therefore of the IGM neutral-hydrogen fraction. Measuring the Ly-alpha luminosity function (LF) of Ly-alpha emitters at redshift z = 7.7 therefore allows us to constrain the ionizing state of the Universe at this redshift. Methods. We observe three 7.5'x7.5' fields with the HAWK-I instrument at the VLT with a narrowband filter centered at 1.06 $\\mu$m, targeting Ly-alpha emitters at redshift z ~ 7.7. The fields are chosen for the availability of multi-wavelength data. One field is a galaxy cluster, the Bullet Cluster, allowing us to use gravitational amplification to probe luminosities fainter than in the field. The two other fields are sub-areas of the GOODS Chandra Deep Field South and CFHTLS-D4 deep field. We select z = 7.7 LAE candidates from a variety of c...

Clment, B; Courbin, F; Fontana, A; Freudling, W; Fynbo, J; Gallego, J; Hibon, P; Kneib, J -P; Fvre, O Le; Lidman, C; McMahon, R; Milvang-Jensen, B; Moller, P; Moorwood, A; Nilsson, K K; Pentericci, L; Venemans, B; Villar, V; Willis, J

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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White dwarf atmosphere models with Ly-$\\alpha$ opacity in the analysis of the white dwarf cooling sequence of NGC 6397  

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We discuss the importance of pure hydrogen white dwarf atmosphere models with Ly-$\\rm \\alpha$ far red wing opacity in the analysis of the white dwarf cooling sequence of the globular cluster NGC 6397. Our recently improved atmosphere models account for the previously missing opacity from the Ly-$\\rm \\alpha$ hydrogen line broadened by collisions of the absorbing hydrogen atoms with molecular and atomic hydrogen. These models are the first that well reproduce the UV colors and spectral energy distributions of cool white dwarfs with $T_{\\rm eff}age of NGC 6397 derived from the white dwarf cooling sequence using ...

Kowalski, Piotr M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni-Zr (Nickel - Zirconium)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ni-Zr crystallographic data...99.9 to 100 hP 2 P 6 3 / mmc (a) Triclinic. (b) Stoichiometric. (c) Zr-rich...

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Imaging Chemical Aggregation of Ni/NiO Particles from Reduced NiO-YSZ  

SciTech Connect

Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) mapping of nickel oxide yttria-stabilized zirconia (NiO-YSZ) was carried out after various hydrogen reducing and methane steam reforming conditions. Nickel aggregation was visualized after methane steam reforming by correlating Ni K{sub {alpha}} map with scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) images. From the reduced O K{sub {alpha}} intensities in the Ni K{sub {alpha}} dominated regions after methane steam reforming, NiO reduction in to Ni can be interpreted. From correlation between Zr K{sub {alpha}} and O K{sub {alpha}} maps, high stability of YSZ was also realized. Examples of NiO-YSZ overlapped particles are considered to discuss chemical imaging of a single particle.

Saraf, Laxmikant V.

2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EVOLUTION OF Ly{alpha}-EMITTING GALAXIES BETWEEN z = 2.1 AND z = 3.1  

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We describe the results of a new, wide-field survey for z = 3.1 Ly{alpha} emitters (LAEs) in the Extended Chandra Deep Field South (ECDF-S). By using a nearly top-hat 5010 A filter and complementary broadband photometry from the MUSYC survey, we identify a complete sample of 141 objects with monochromatic fluxes brighter than 2.4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -17} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} and observers-frame equivalent widths (EWs) greater than {approx}80 A (i.e., 20 A in the rest frame of Ly{alpha}). The bright end of this data set is dominated by X-ray sources and foreground objects with Galaxy Evolution Explorer detections, but when these interlopers are removed, we are still left with a sample of 130 LAE candidates, 39 of which have spectroscopic confirmations. This sample overlaps the set of objects found in an earlier ECDF-S survey, but due to our filter's redder bandpass, it also includes 68 previously uncataloged sources. We confirm earlier measurements of the z = 3.1 LAE emission-line luminosity function and show that an apparent anticorrelation between EW and continuum brightness is likely due to the effect of correlated errors in our heteroskedastic data set. Finally, we compare the properties of z = 3.1 LAEs to LAEs found at z = 2.1. We show that in the {approx}1 Gyr after z {approx} 3, the LAE luminosity function evolved significantly, with L* fading by {approx}0.4 mag, the number density of sources with L > 1.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 42} erg s{sup -1} declining by {approx}50%, and the EW scale length contracting from 70{sup +7}{sub -5} A to 50{sup +9}{sub -6} A. When combined with literature results, our observations demonstrate that over the redshift range z {approx} 0 to z {approx} 4, LAEs contain less than {approx}10% of the star formation rate density of the universe.

Ciardullo, Robin; Gronwall, Caryl; Wolf, Christopher; McCathran, Emily; Matkovic, Ana [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); and others

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The $z=0.558$ absorption system towards PKS 0118-272: A candidate Damped Ly $?$ system at low redshift  

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We present a spectroscopic and imaging study of the z=0.558 MgII absorption system towards the BL Lac PKS 0118-272. At the absorber redshift we detect lines of the low ionization species MgI, MgII, CaII, TiII, MnII, and FeII. The column densities of these species are typical of the interstellar gas in the disk of the Galaxy. By assuming dust-free gas with solar abundances we infer N(HI) > 2.5 x 10^19 cm^-2. The high value of this conservative lower limit indicates that the absorber is a Damped Ly alpha system. We find [Ti/Fe] = +0.3, in agreement with [Ti/Fe] measurements in DLA absorbers, but [Mn/Fe] = +0.4, at variance with the values [Mn/Fe]2), the z=0.558 absorber seems to originate in a galaxy that has already attained the abundances and dust content of present-day disk galaxies. The analysis of our imaging data lends support to the presence of an intervening galaxy. After careful subtraction of the BL Lac image, an object at 1.6 arcsec from PKS 0118-272 is detected. At the absorber redshift the projected distance (14 h_50^-1 kpc) and the absolute magnitude (M_R ~ -22.3) of this companion are consistent with those found for galaxies associated with low-redshift DLA systems.

G. Vladilo; M. Centurion; R. Falomo; P. Molaro

1997-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF Ly{alpha} EMITTERS: GROWING YOUNGER FROM z {approx} 3 to z {approx} 2?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ly{alpha} emitting (LAE) galaxies are thought to be progenitors of present-day L* galaxies. Clustering analyses have suggested that LAEs at z {approx} 3 might evolve into LAEs at z {approx} 2, but it is unclear whether the physical nature of these galaxies is compatible with this hypothesis. Several groups have investigated the properties of LAEs using spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting, but direct comparison of their results is complicated by inconsistencies in the treatment of the data and in the assumptions made in modeling the stellar populations, which are degenerate with the effects of galaxy evolution. By using the same data analysis pipeline and SED fitting software on two stacked samples of LAEs at z = 3.1 and z = 2.1, and by eliminating several systematic uncertainties that might cause a discrepancy, we determine that the physical properties of these two samples of galaxies are dramatically different. LAEs at z = 3.1 are found to be old (age {approx}1 Gyr) and metal-poor (Z Z{sub Sun }). The difference in the observed stellar ages makes it very unlikely that z 3.1 LAEs evolve directly into z = 2.1 LAEs. Larger samples of galaxies, studies of individual objects, and spectroscopic measurements of metallicity at these redshifts are needed to confirm this picture, which is difficult to reconcile with the effects of 1 Gyr of cosmological evolution.

Acquaviva, Viviana; Vargas, Carlos; Gawiser, Eric [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States); Guaita, Lucia [Institutionen foer Astronomi, Stockholms Universitet, SE-106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of nuclear structure on sub-barrier hindrance in Ni+Ni fusion  

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Fusion-evaporation cross sections for $^{64}$Ni+$^{64}$Ni have been measured down to the 10 nb level. For fusion between two open-shell nuclei, this is the first observation of a maximum in the $S$-factor, which signals a strong sub-barrier hindrance. A comparison with the $^{58}$Ni+$^{58}$Ni, $^{58}$Ni+$^{60}$Ni, and $^{58}$Ni+$^{64}$Ni systems indicates a strong dependence of the energy where the hindrance occurs on the stiffness of the interacting nuclei.

C. L. Jiang; K. E. Rehm; R. V. F. Janssens; H. Esbensen; I. Ahmad; B. B. Back; P. Collon; C. N. Davids; J. P. Greene; D. J. Henderson; G. Mukherjee; R. C. Pardo; M. Paul; T. O. Pennington; D. Seweryniak; S. Sinha; Z. Zhou

2004-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Imaging @ SNS (NI@SNS 2008)  

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Neutron Imaging at SNS Workshop (NI@SNS 2008) November 3, 2008 * Building 8600, Central Laboratory & Office Building * Oak Ridge, TN 37831 NI@SNS2008 home Neutron Imaging Agenda...

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SF 6432-NI (02-22-10)  

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Relativity and Magnetism in Ni-Pd and Ni-Pt Alloys Abstract  

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We show that the differences in the magnetic properties of Ni-Pd and Ni-Pt alloys arise mainly due to relativity. In particular, we find that the local magnetic moment of Ni increases with the addition of Pd in Ni-Pd while it decreases with the addition of Pt in Ni-Pt, as found experimentally, only if relativity is present. Our analysis is based on the effects of relativity on (i) the spin-polarized densities of states of Ni, (ii) the splitting of majority and minority spin d-band centers of Ni, and (iii) the separation between s-d band centers of Pd and Pt in Ni-Pd and Ni-Pt alloys. 1

Prabhakar P. Singh

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion in L12 Structures: A Comparison of Ni3Al, Ni3Ga and Ni3Ge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... that while the diffusivities of the majority component Ni in these compounds are similar, ... First Order Structural Transformations in Symmetrical Tilt S5 Grain...

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Preparation and characterization of Ni(OH)2 and NiO mesoporous nanosheets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoporous nanosheets of single-crystalline ?-nickel hydroxide (?-Ni(OH)2) were successfully synthesized via a facile hydrothermal method using Ni(NO3)2 ? 6H2O as precursor in a mixed solution ...

Changyu Li; Shouxin Liu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nearly itinerant ferromagnetism in CaNi2 and CaNi3  

SciTech Connect

Single crystals of CaNi2 and CaNi3 are successfully grown out of excess Ca. Both compounds manifest a metallic ground state with enhanced, temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility. The relatively high Stoner factors of Z=0.79 and 0.87 found for CaNi2 and CaNi3, respectively, reveal their close vicinity to ferromagnetic instabilities. The pronounced field dependence of the magnetic susceptibility of CaNi3 at low temperatures (T<25 K) suggests strong ferromagnetic fluctuations. A corresponding contribution to the specific heat with a temperature dependence of T3lnT is also observed.

Jesche, Anton; Dennis, Kevin W.; Kreyssig, Andreas; Canfield, Paul C.

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Ni Base Superalloy for Industrial Gas Turbine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In response to this demand, Ni-base superalloys have been developed by MHI's alloy design system. These Ni-base superalloys have been applied to rotating...

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Electrodeposited NiCo/Cu Superlattices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NiCo/Cu superlattices were electrodeposited on polycrystalline Cu substrates from a single electrolyte under potentiostatic control. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns showed that NiCo/Cu superlattices have the same crystal structure and texture as in their substrates. The films exhibited giant magnetoresistance (GMR) or anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR), depending on the Cu layer thicknesses.

Safak, M.; Alper, M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Literature, University of Uludag, Goeruekle, Bursa (Turkey)

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The $z=0.558$ absorption system towards PKS 0118-272 A candidate Damped Ly $\\alpha$ system at low redshift  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a spectroscopic and imaging study of the z=0.558 MgII absorption system towards the BL Lac PKS 0118-272. At the absorber redshift we detect lines of the low ionization species MgI, MgII, CaII, TiII, MnII, and FeII. The column densities of these species are typical of the interstellar gas in the disk of the Galaxy. By assuming dust-free gas with solar abundances we infer N(HI) > 2.5 x 10^19 cm^-2. The high value of this conservative lower limit indicates that the absorber is a Damped Ly alpha system. We find [Ti/Fe] = +0.3, in agreement with [Ti/Fe] measurements in DLA absorbers, but [Mn/Fe] = +0.4, at variance with the values [Mn/Fe]2), the z=0.558 absorber seems to originate in a galaxy that has already attained the abundances and dust content of present-day disk galaxies. The analysis of our imaging data lends support to the presence of an intervening galaxy. After careful subtraction of the BL Lac image, an object at 1.6 arcsec from PKS 0118-272 is detected. At the absorber redshift the projecte...

Vladilo, G; Falomo, R; Molaro, P

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase Field Simulation of Ni4Ti3 Precipitation in Porous NiTi Shape ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Generally, porous NiTi alloys may undergo thermomechnical treatment which .... of First Derivative of Dilatation in Low Carbon Steels Multi-Phase Presenting.

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Solidification and Microstructure Evaluation of the Ni-Ga and Co-Ni ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ni-Ga binary system is thus one of the basic binary system which forms the dominated ? ... The Effects of Natural and Marangoni Convection on the Resultant...

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Layering and temperature-dependent magnetization and anisotropy of naturally produced Ni/NiO multilayers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ni/NiO multilayers were grown by magnetron sputtering at room temperature, with the aid of the natural oxidation procedure. That is, at the end of the deposition of each single Ni layer, air is let to flow into the vacuum chamber through a leak valve. Then, a very thin NiO layer ({approx}1.2 nm) is formed. Simulated x-ray reflectivity patterns reveal that layering is excellent for individual Ni-layer thickness larger than 2.5 nm, which is attributed to the intercalation of amorphous NiO between the polycrystalline Ni layers. The magnetization of the films, measured at temperatures 5-300 K, has almost bulk-like value, whereas the films exhibit a trend to perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) with an unusual significant positive interface anisotropy contribution, which presents a weak temperature dependence. The power-law behavior of the multilayers indicates a non-negligible contribution of higher order anisotropies in the uniaxial anisotropy. Bloch-law fittings for the temperature dependence of the magnetization in the spin-wave regime show that the magnetization in the multilayers decreases faster as a function of temperature than the one of bulk Ni. Finally, when the individual Ni-layer thickness decreases below 2 nm, the multilayer stacking vanishes, resulting in a dramatic decrease of the interface magnetic anisotropy and consequently in a decrease of the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy.

Pappas, S. D.; Trachylis, D.; Velgakis, M. J. [Laboratory of High-Tech Materials, School of Engineering, University of Patras, 26504 Patras (Greece); Kapaklis, V.; Joensson, P. E.; Papaioannou, E. Th. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala (Sweden); Delimitis, A. [Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki (Greece); Poulopoulos, P. [Laboratory of High-Tech Materials, School of Engineering, University of Patras, 26504 Patras (Greece); Institut fuer Experimentalphysik, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Arnimallee 14, D-14195 Berlin-Dahlem (Germany); Materials Science Department, University of Patras, 26504 Patras (Greece); Fumagalli, P. [Institut fuer Experimentalphysik, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Arnimallee 14, D-14195 Berlin-Dahlem (Germany); Politis, C. [Laboratory of High-Tech Materials, School of Engineering, University of Patras, 26504 Patras (Greece); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019 (United States)

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of thermoelectric properties for half-Heusler TiNiSn by interstitial Ni defects  

SciTech Connect

We have synthesized off-stoichiometric Ti-Ni-Sn half-Heusler thermoelectrics in order to investigate the relation between randomly distributed defects and thermoelectric properties. A small change in the composition of Ti-Ni-Sn causes a remarkable change in the thermal conductivity. An excess content of Ni realizes a low thermal conductivity of 2.93 W/mK at room temperature while keeping a high power factor. The low thermal conductivity originates in the defects generated by an excess content of Ni. To investigate the detailed defect structure, we have performed first-principles calculations and compared with x ray photoemission spectroscopy measurement. Based on these analyses, we conclude that the excess Ni atoms randomly occupy the vacant sites in the half-Heusler structure, which play as phonon scattering centers, resulting in significant improvement of the figure of merit without any substitutions of expensive heavy elements, such as Zr and Hf.

Hazama, Hirofumi; Matsubara, Masato; Asahi, Ryoji [Toyota Central R and D Labs., Inc., Nagakute, Aichi 480-1192 (Japan); Takeuchi, Tsunehiro [Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Co-Ni-Ga Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys (FSMAs) by Investigating the Effects of Solidification Processing Parameters  

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meaning that much magnetic energy is dissipated during theNote:Ku: mechanical energy, MsH: magnetic energy) [mechanical energy, MsH: magnetic energy) [57]. Unlike the

Kalaantari, Haamun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of PtNi Nanoparticles for the Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methanol  

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Carbon supported PtNi nanoparticles were prepared by hydrazine reduction of Pt and Ni precursor salts under different conditions, namely by conventional heating (PtNi-1), by prolonged reaction at room temperature (PtNi-2) ...

Deivaraj, T.C.

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Airtricity Developments NI Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Carbon Nanotube Growth Using Ni Catalyst in Different Layouts  

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Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes have been grown using Ni as catalyst by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition system (PECVD) in various pre-patterned substrates. Ni was thermally evaporated on silicon substrates ...

Nguyen, H. Q.

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Ni spin switching induced by magnetic frustration in FeMn/Ni/Cu(001)  

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Epitaxially grown FeMn/Ni/Cu(001) films are investigated by Photoemission Electron Microscopy and Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect. We find that as the FeMn overlayer changes from paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic state, it could switch the ferromagnetic Ni spin direction from out-of-plane to in-plane direction of the film. This phenomenon reveals a new mechanism of creating magnetic anisotropy and is attributed to the out-of-plane spin frustration at the FeMn-Ni interface.

Wu, J.; Choi, J.; Scholl, A.; Doran, A.; Arenholz, E.; Hwang, Chanyong; Qiu, Z. Q.

2009-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetoelastic Coupling in NiMnGa Ferromagnetic Shape ...  

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... Magnetoelastic Coupling in NiMnGa Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys. Peng Zhao (Dept. of Materials Science and ...

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High Temperature coatings based on {beta}-NiAI  

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High temperature alloys are reviewed, focusing on current superalloys and their coatings. The synthesis, characerization, and oxidation performance of a NiAlTiB{sub 2} composite are explained. A novel coating process for MoNiAl alloys for improved oxidation performance is examined. The cyclic oxidation performance of coated and uncoated MoNiAl alloys is discussed.

Severs, Kevin

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of {sup 63}Ni and {sup 59}Ni by accelerator mass spectrometry using characteristic projectile x-rays  

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The long-lived isotopes of nickel ({sup 59}Ni, {sup 63}Ni) have current and potential use in a number of applications including cosmic radiation studies, biomedical tracing, characterization of low-level radioactive wastes, and neutron dosimetry. Methods are being developed at LLNL for the routine detection of these isotopes by AMS. One intended application is in Hiroshima dosimetry. The reaction {sup 63}Cu(n,p){sup 63}Ni has been identified as one of a small number of reactions which might be used for the direct determination of the fast neutron fluence emitted by the Hiroshima bomb. AMS measurement of {sup 63}Ni(t{sub 1/2} = 100 y) requires the chemical removal of {sup 63}Cu, which is a stable isobar of {sup 63}Ni. Following the electrochemical separation of Ni from gram-sized copper samples, the Cu concentration is further lowered to Hiroshima hypocenter. For the demonstration samples, the Cu content was chemically reduced by a factor of 10{sup 12} with quantitative retention of {sup 63}Ni. Detection sensitivity (3{sigma}) was {approximately}20 fg {sup 63}Ni in 1 mg Ni carrier ({sup 63}Ni/Ni {approx} 2 x 10{sup -11}). Significant improvements in sensitivity are expected with planned incremental changes in the methods. Preliminary results indicate that a similar sensitivity is achievable for {sup 59}Ni (t{sub 1/2} = 10{sup 5} y).

McAninch, J.E.; Hainsworth, L.J.; Marchetti, A.A. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Three Ni-Hard I Alloys  

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Comparison of Three Ni-Hard I Alloys Comparison of Three Ni-Hard I Alloys Ö. N. Do-an 1 , J.A. Hawk 1 , and J.Rice 2 1 U.S. Department of Energy, Albany Research Center, Albany, Oregon 2 Texaloy Foundry Co., Inc., Floresville, Texas Keywords: Ni-Hard white irons, Bainite, Martensite, Austenite, Abrasion resistant iron Abstract This report documents the results of an investigation which was undertaken to reveal the similarities and differences in the mechanical properties and microstructural characteristics of three Ni-Hard I alloys. One alloy (B1) is ASTM A532 class IA Ni-Hard containing 4.2 wt. pct. Ni. The second alloy (B2) is similar to B1 but higher in Cr, Si, and Mo. The third alloy (T1) also falls in the same ASTM specification, but it contains 3.3 wt. pct. Ni. The alloys were evaluated in both as-cast and

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Synthesis and characterization of T[Ni(CN){sub 4}].2pyz with T=Fe, Ni; pyz=pyrazine: Formation of T-pyz-Ni bridges  

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The formation of T-pyz-Ni bridges (pyz=pyrazine) in the T[Ni(CN){sub 4}].2pyz series is known for T=Mn, Zn, Cd and Co but not with T=Fe, Ni. In this contribution the existence of such bridges also for T=Fe, Ni is discussed. The obtained pillared solids, T[Ni(CN){sub 4}].2pyz, were characterized from XRD, TG, UV-Vis, IR, Raman, Moessbauer and magnetic data. Their crystal structures were refined in the orthorhombic Pmna space group from XRD powder patterns. The structural behavior of these solids on cooling down to 77 K was also studied. In the 180-200 K temperature range the occurrence of a structural transition to a monoclinic structure (P2{sub 1}/c space group) was observed. No temperature induced spin transition was observed for Fe[Ni(CN){sub 4}].2pyz. The iron (II) was found to be in high spin electronic state and this configuration is preserved on cooling down to 2 K. The magnetic data indicate the occurrence of a low temperature weak anti-ferromagnetic interaction between T metal centers within the T[Ni(CN){sub 4}] layer. In the paramagnetic region for Ni[Ni(CN){sub 4}].2pyz, a reversible temperature induced spin transition for the inner Ni atom was detected. - Graphical abstract: Rippled sheets structure for the pillared solids T[Ni(CN){sub 4}].2pyz. The pyrazine molecule is found forming T-pyz-Ni bridges between neighboring layers. Highlights: > Pillared 2D solids. > Inorganic-organic solids. > Assembling of molecular blocks. > From 1D and 2D building blocks to 3D solids.

Lemus-Santana, A.A. [Center for Applied Science and Advanced Technology, Legaria Unit, National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Rodriguez-Hernandez, J. [Center for Applied Science and Advanced Technology, Legaria Unit, National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Institute of Materials Science and Technology, University of Havana (Cuba); Gonzalez, M. [Center for Applied Science and Advanced Technology, Legaria Unit, National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Demeshko, S. [Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Tammannstrasse 4, 37077 Goettingen (Germany); Avila, M. [Center for Applied Science and Advanced Technology, Legaria Unit, National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Knobel, M. [Institute of Physics 'Gleb Wataghin', UNICAMP, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil); Reguera, E., E-mail: ereguera@yahoo.com [Center for Applied Science and Advanced Technology, Legaria Unit, National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Stripe-to-bubble transition of magnetic domains at the spin reorientation of (Fe/Ni)/Cu/Ni/Cu(001)  

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Magnetic domain evolution at the spin reorientation transition (SRT) of (Fe/Ni)/Cu/Ni/Cu(001) is investigated using photoemission electron microscopy. While the (Fe/Ni) layer exhibits the SRT, the interlayer coupling of the perpendicularly magnetized Ni layer to the (Fe/Ni) layer serves as a virtual perpendicular magnetic field exerted on the (Fe/Ni) layer. We find that the perpendicular virtual magnetic field breaks the up-down symmetry of the (Fe/Ni) stripe domains to induce a net magnetization in the normal direction of the film. Moreover, as the virtual magnetic field increases to exceed a critical field, the stripe domain phase evolves into a bubble domain phase. Although the critical field depends on the Fe film thickness, we show that the area fraction of the minority domain exhibits a universal value that determines the stripe-to-bubble phase transition.

Wu, J.; Choi, J.; Won, C.; Wu, Y. Z.; Scholl, A.; Doran, A.; Hwang, Chanyong; Qiu, Z.

2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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SF 6432-NI (04-95)  

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6/14/11 6/14/11 Page 1 of 14 Printed copies of this document are uncontrolled. Retrieve latest version electronically. SF 6432-NI (06/14/11) SECTION II STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS WITH THE NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION INDEX OF CLAUSES. THE FOLLOWING CLAUSES APPLY TO REQUESTS FOR QUOTATION AND CONTRACTS AS INDICATED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY DELETED, OR EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE SPECIFICALLY SUPPLEMENTED OR AMENDED IN WRITING IN THE SIGNATURE PAGE OR SECTION I. NI01 - ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS Contractor, by signing this Agreement, beginning performance, and/or delivering Items or services ordered under this Agreement, agrees to comply with all the terms and conditions and all specifications and other documents that this Contract incorporated by

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Microsoft Word - NiR.doc  

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Side-on Cu-Nitrosyl Coordination by Nitrite Reductase Side-on Cu-Nitrosyl Coordination by Nitrite Reductase Elitza I. Tocheva and Michael E. P. Murphy Department of Microbiology & Immunology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3. Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the smallest and simplest biologically active molecules. In mammals, NO is produced from arginine by isoforms of nitric oxide synthase, and it func- tions in signal transduction and as a cytoprotective or cytotoxic agent. In bacteria, NO is produced by nitrite reductase (NiR), a copper-containing enzyme, which is responsible for the reduction of nitrite to nitric oxide (NO) in the process of dissimilatory denitrification. Cu- containing NiRs are homotrimers with two distinct Cu sites per monomeric unit (1). The type

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Measurement of {sup 63}Ni and {sup 59}Ni by accelerator mass spectrometry using characteristic projectile x-rays  

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The long-lived isotopes of nickel ({sup 59}Ni, {sup 63}Ni) have current and potential use in a number of applications including cosmic radiation studies, biomedical tracing, characterization of low-level radioactive wastes, and neutron dosimetry. Methods are being developed at LLNL for the routine detection of these isotopes by AMS. One intended application is in Hiroshima dosimetry. The reaction {sup 63}Cu(n,p){sup 63}Ni has been identified as one of a small number of reactions which might be used for the direct determination of the fast neutron fluence emitted by the Hiroshima bomb. AMS measurement of {sup 63}Ni(t{sub 1/2} = 100 y) requires the chemical removal of {sup 63}Cu, which is a stable isobar of {sup 63}Ni. Following the electrochemical separation of Ni from gram-sized copper samples, the Cu concentration is further lowered to < 2 x 10{sup -8} (Cu/Ni) using the reaction of Ni with carbon monoxide to form the gas Ni(CO){sub 4}. The Ni(CO){sub 4} is thermally decomposed directly in sample holders for measurement by AMS. After analysis in the AMS spectrometer, the ions are identified using characteristic projectile x-rays, allowing further rejection of remaining {sup 63}Cu. In a demonstration experiment, {sup 63}Ni was measured in Cu wires (2-20 g) which had been exposed to neutrons from a {sup 252}Cf source. We successfully measured {sup 63}Ni at levels necessary for the measurement of Cu samples exposed near the Hiroshima hypocenter. For the demonstration samples, the Cu content was chemically reduced by a factor of 10{sup 12} with quantitative retention of {sup 63}Ni. Detection sensitivity (3{sigma}) was {approximately}20 fg {sup 63}Ni in 1 mg Ni carrier ({sup 63}Ni/Ni {approx} 2 x 10{sup -11}). Significant improvements in sensitivity are expected with planned incremental changes in the methods. Preliminary results indicate that a similar sensitivity is achievable for {sup 59}Ni (t{sub 1/2} = 10{sup 5} y).

McAninch, J.E.; Hainsworth, L.J.; Marchetti, A.A. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NiW and NiRu Bimetallic Catalysts for Ethylene Steam Reforming: Alternative Mechanisms for Sulfur Resistance  

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Previous investigations of Ni-based catalysts for the steam reforming of hydrocarbons have indicated that the addition of a second metal can reduce the effects of sulfur poisoning. Two systems that have previously shown promise for such applications, NiW and NiRu, are considered here for the steam reforming of ethylene, a key component of biomass derived tars. Monometallic and bimetallic Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-supported Ni and W catalysts were employed for ethylene steam reforming in the presence and absence of sulfur. The NiW catalysts were less active than Ni in the absence of sulfur, but were more active in the presence of 50 ppm H{sub 2}S. The mechanism for the W-induced improvements in sulfur resistance appears to be different from that for Ru in NiRu. To probe reasons for the sulfur resistance of NiRu, the adsorption of S and C{sub 2}H{sub 4} on several bimetallic NiRu alloy surfaces ranging from 11 to 33 % Ru was studied using density functional theory (DFT). The DFT studies reveal that sulfur adsorption is generally favored on hollow sites containing Ru. Ethylene preferentially adsorbs atop the Ru atom in all the NiRu (111) alloys investigated. By comparing trends across the various bimetallic models considered, sulfur adsorption was observed to be correlated with the density of occupied states near the Fermi level while C{sub 2}H{sub 4} adsorption was correlated with the number of unoccupied states in the d-band. The diverging mechanisms for S and C{sub 2}H{sub 4} adsorption allow for bimetallic surfaces such as NiRu that enhance ethylene binding without accompanying increases in sulfur binding energy. In contrast, bimetallics such as NiSn and NiW appear to decrease the affinity of the surface for both the reagent and the poison.

Rangan, M.; Yung, M. M.; Medlin, J. W.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified Production of Ni-Based Oxide Dispersion Strengthened  

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Austenitic Steel Oxidation in Steam: Alloy Composition and Surface Modification ... Ni-Base Alloys for Use as Components in Advanced-USC Steam Turbines.

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Development of Ni-Fe Hydrogenation Catalyst from D. Gigas ...  

Development of Ni-Fe Hydrogenation Catalyst from D. Gigas Hydrogenase Note: The technology described above is an early stage opportunity. Licensing rights to this ...

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Cyclic Oxidation Behavior of Detonation Gun Sprayed Ni-20Cr ...  

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Presentation Title, Cyclic Oxidation Behavior of Detonation Gun Sprayed Ni-20Cr Coating on a Boiler Steel at 900C. Author(s), Gagandeep Kaushal, Harpreet...

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Hot Tearing in Directionally Solidified Ni-Based Superalloys  

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It is found that in most of the Ni-based superalloys studied there exists a critical ..... welds: minor elements do not individually cause significant increases in heat

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Synthesis of Ni-Al Intermetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts by Vacuum ...  

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... methanol decomposition and methane steam reforming, indicating a possibility to develop Ni-Al intermetallic compounds as catalysts for hydrogen production.

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Thermochemical Simulation of Cu-Ni Smelting Operations  

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As a second example, an advanced on-line thermochemical simulation of Xstrata Nickel's Sudbury NiCu sulphide smelting plant will be presented. The on-line...

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Study of Supercritical CO2 Emulsion in Ni Electroplating and ...  

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Presentation Title, Study of Supercritical CO2 Emulsion in Ni Electroplating and Application in Fabrication of Defect-Free Micromechanical Component with High ...

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Carbon Fiber with Ni-Coated Reinforced Aluminum Alloy Matrix ...  

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May 1, 2007 ... Carbon Fiber with Ni-Coated Reinforced Aluminum Alloy Matrix Composites by Bianhua Han, Tianjiao Luo, Chunlin Liang,Guangchun Yao,...

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An Exploration of Catalytic Chemistry on Au/Ni(111)  

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This project explored the catalytic oxidation chemistry that can be effected on a Au/Ni(111) surface alloy. A Au/Ni(111) surface alloy is a Ni(111) surface on which less than 60% of the Ni atoms are replaced at random positions by Au atoms. The alloy is produced by vapor deposition of a small amount of Au onto Ni single crystals. The Au atoms do not result in an epitaxial Au overlayer or in the condensation of the Au into droplets. Instead, Au atoms displace and then replace Ni atoms on a Ni(111) surface, even though Au is immiscible in bulk Ni. The two dimensional structure of the clean Ni surface is preserved. This alloy is found to stabilize an adsorbed peroxo-like O2 species that is shown to be the critical reactant in the low temperature catalytic oxidation of CO and that is suspected to be the critical reactant in other oxidation reactions. This investigation revealed a new, practically important catalyst for CO oxidation that has since been patented.

Sylvia T. Ceyer

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Atomistic Structure of Ni-Base Single Crystal ...  

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l-2-1, Sengen, Tsukuba Science City, 305, Japan. *Department of ... The atomic locations of alloying elements in some Ni-base single crystal superalloys have...

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Ni-Based Molecular Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation  

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Ni-Based Molecular Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation Dan DuBois National Renewable Energy Laboratory Nicolet, Y.; de Lacey, A. L.; Vernde, X.; Fernandez, V. M.; Hatchikian,...

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Lessons Learned in Sputtering TiNi Thin Film  

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Experimental results have been published in journals and conference proceedings, but as yet TiNi thin film is not commercially available. The author and...

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Catalytic Properties of Ni-Al Intermetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for ...  

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In order to pursue high catalytic performance of Ni-Al intermetallic ... very high catalytic activity for methanol decomposition and methane steam reforming.

82

Fusion of radioactive $^{132}$Sn with $^{64}$Ni  

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Evaporation residue and fission cross sections of radioactive $^{132}$Sn on $^{64}$Ni were measured near the Coulomb barrier. A large sub-barrier fusion enhancement was observed. Coupled-channel calculations including inelastic excitation of the projectile and target, and neutron transfer are in good agreement with the measured fusion excitation function. When the change in nuclear size and shift in barrier height are accounted for, there is no extra fusion enhancement in $^{132}$Sn+$^{64}$Ni with respect to stable Sn+$^{64}$Ni. A systematic comparison of evaporation residue cross sections for the fusion of even $^{112-124}$Sn and $^{132}$Sn with $^{64}$Ni is presented.

J. F. Liang; D. Shapira; J. R. Beene; C. J. Gross; R. L. Varner; A. Galindo-Uribarri; J. Gomez del Campo; P. A. Hausladen; P. E. Mueller; D. W. Stracener; H. Amro; J. J. Kolata; J. D. Bierman; A. L. Caraley; K. L. Jones; Y. Larochelle; W. Loveland; D. Peterson

2007-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure Control of Ni Base Alloys with High Volume Fraction ...  

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hypo-stoichiometric composition of Ni3V, formation of "multi- variant structure ... reasons; one is the high TC (1318 K) at its stoichiometric composition [1, 2], and...

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NREL Improves Hole Transport in Sensitized CdS?NiO Nanoparticle...  

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effective sensitizing dyes for p-type NiO. One of the factors limiting the use of NiO for solar cell application is the low hole conductivity in p-NiO. A team of researchers from...

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Influence of support material on Ni catalysts for propane dry reforming to synthesis gas.  

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??Ni/SiO2 and Ni/Mg(Al)O catalysts with difference metal loadings have been prepared. The activity, selectivity and stability of supported Ni catalysts for propane dry reforming to (more)

Dai, Xin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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El Ni~no and La Ni~na: Causes and Global Consequences Michael J McPhaden  

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of an El Niño, the Aleutian low pressure system tends to be larger and more intense than in other years

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Formation of a Novel Ordered Ni3Al Surface Structure by Codeposition on NiAl(110)  

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The formation of a new type of ordered 2D Ni3Al overlayer by low-temperature codeposition on NiAl(110) is demonstrated by kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of a multisite atomistic lattice-gas model with a precise treatment of surface diffusion kinetics. Simultaneous codeposition with 3?1 Ni?Al yields poor ordering at 300 K but well-ordered structures by ?500??K. Sequential codeposition of Ni then Al yields unmixed core-ring nanostructures at 300 K but strong intermixing and ordering by ?500??K.

Han, Yong; Unal, Baris; Evans, James W.

2012-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetics of Ni Sorption in Soils: Roles of Soil Organic Matter and Ni Precipitation  

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Aqueous Model (WHAM),6,20 which is able to account for the effects of solution chemistry and SOM WHAM VI was integrated into the kinetics model to account for the effects of SOM concentrations by an electrostatic model built in WHAM VI for cation exchange on clay minerals. Ni precipitation kinetics were

Sparks, Donald L.

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Rejuvenation of Ni-based Superalloys GTD444(DS) and Ren N5(SX)  

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D3: Weld Solidification Behavior of Ni-base Superalloys for Use in Advanced Supercritical Coal-fired Power Plants D4: Sputtered Ni-base Superalloys for...

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Ni-Base Alloys for Use as Components in Advanced-USC Steam ...  

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Symposium, Properties, Processing, and Performance of Steels and Ni-Based Alloys for Advanced Steam Conditions. Presentation Title, Ni-Base Alloys for Use

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Low temperature epitaxial growth of Ge on cube- textured Ni  

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Quasi- single crystal Ge films were grown on [001]<010> textured Ni substrate at a temperature of 350 oC using an insulating buffer layer of CaF2. A direct deposition of Ge on Ni at 350 oC was shown to alloy with Ni. From x- ray pole figure analysis, it was shown that Ge grew epitaxially with the same orientation as CaF2 and the dispersions in the out- of- plane and in- plane directions were found to be 1.7 0.1o and 6 1o, respectively. In the out- of- plane direction, Ge[111]||CaF2[111]||Ni[001]. In addition, the Ge consisted of four equivalent in- plane oriented domains such that two mutually orthogonal directions: Ge 211 and Ge 011 are parallel to mutually orthogonal directions: Ni 110 and Ni 110 , respectively of the Ni(001) surface. This was shown to be originated from the four equivalent in- plane oriented domains of CaF2 created to minimize the mismatch strain between CaF2 and Ni in those directions.

GIARE, C [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Palazzo, J [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Goyal, Amit [ORNL; WANG, G [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); LU, T [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Lanthanide Al-Ni base Ericsson cycle magnetic refrigerants  

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A magnetic refrigerant for a magnetic refrigerator using the Ericsson thermodynamic cycle comprises DyAlNi and (Gd{sub 0.54}Er{sub 0.46})AlNi alloys having a relatively constant {Delta}Tmc over a wide temperature range. 16 figs.

Gschneidner, K.A. Jr.; Takeya, Hiroyuki

1995-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni-Pt silicide formation through Ti mediating layers  

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With Ni"1"-"xPt"xSi, the variation in queue time between the final surface cleaning and Ni-Pt deposition represents a significant manufacturability issue. A short queue time is often difficult to maintain, leading to the formation of an oxide layer on ... Keywords: Mediated reaction, Nickel silicide, Oxidation, Titanium

Paul Besser; Christian Lavoie; Ahmet Ozcan; Conal Murray; Jay Strane; Keith Wong; Michael Gribelyuk; Yun-Yu Wang; Christopher Parks; Jean Jordan-Sweet

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lanthanide Al-Ni base Ericsson cycle magnetic refrigerants  

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A magnetic refrigerant for a magnetic refrigerator using the Ericsson thermodynamic cycle comprises DyAlNi and (Gd.sub.0.54 Er.sub.0.46)AlNi alloys having a relatively constant .DELTA.Tmc over a wide temperature range.

Gschneidner, Jr., Karl A. (Ames, IA); Takeya, Hiroyuki (Ibaraki, JP)

1995-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrathin Silver Films on Ni(111)  

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The growth and atomic structure of ultrathin silver films on Ni(111) was investigated by low-energy electron microscopy and diffraction (LEEM/LEED) as well as intensity-voltage [I(V)]-LEEM in the growth temperature range between 470 and 850 K. We find that silver grows in a Stranski-Krastanov mode with a two monolayer thin wetting layer which takes on a p(7 x 7) reconstruction at temperatures lower than 700 K and a ({radical}52 x {radical}52)R13.9{sup o} reconstruction at higher temperatures. The occurrence of the two distinct reconstructions is shown to have profound implications for the growth characteristics of films exhibiting thicknesses of one and two monolayers. The nanoscale I(V) characteristics of the films were analyzed by means of multiple-scattering calculations based on dynamical LEED theory. Furthermore, the vertical interatomic spacing at the interface between the Ag film and the Ni substrate was determined to (2.8 {+-} 0.1) {angstrom} for all film thicknesses (<13 ML) while the uppermost silver layer relaxes by about (4 {+-} 1)% toward the crystal.

Meyer, A.; Flege, J; Rettew, R; Senanayake, S; Schmidt, T; Alamgir, F; Falta, J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrathin Silver Films on Ni(111)  

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The growth and atomic structure of ultrathin silver films on Ni(111) was investigated by low-energy electron microscopy and diffraction (LEEM/LEED) as well as intensity-voltage [I(V)]-LEEM in the growth temperature range between 470 and 850 K. We find that silver grows in a Stranski-Krastanov mode with a two monolayer thin wetting layer which takes on a p(7 x 7) reconstruction at temperatures lower than 700 K and a ({radical}52 x {radical}52)R13.9{sup o} reconstruction at higher temperatures. The occurrence of the two distinct reconstructions is shown to have profound implications for the growth characteristics of films exhibiting thicknesses of one and two monolayers. The nanoscale I(V) characteristics of the films were analyzed by means of multiple-scattering calculations based on dynamical LEED theory. Furthermore, the vertical interatomic spacing at the interface between the Ag film and the Ni substrate was determined to (2.8 {+-} 0.1) {angstrom} for all film thicknesses (<13 ML) while the uppermost silver layer relaxes by about (4 {+-} 1)% toward the crystal.

Flege, J.I.; Senanayake, S.; Meyer, A.; Rettew, R.E.; Schmidt, T.; Alamgir, F.M.; Falta, J.

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of a Novel Ordered Ni3Al Surface Structure by Codeposition on NiAl(110)  

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The formation of a new type of ordered 2D Ni3Al overlayer by low-temperature codeposition on NiAl(110) is demonstrated by kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of a multisite atomistic lattice-gas model with a precise treatment ...

Han, Yong

98

Evaluation of electron capture reaction rates in Ni isotopes in stellar environments  

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Electron capture rates in Ni isotopes are studied in stellar environments, that is, at high densities and high temperatures during the core-collapse and postbounce explosive nucleosynthesis in supernovae. Reaction rates in {sup 58}Ni and {sup 60}Ni, as well as in {sup 56}Ni, {sup 62}Ni, and {sup 64}Ni, are evaluated by shell-model calculations with the use of a new shell-model Hamiltonian in the fp shell, GXPF1J. While the previous shell-model calculations failed to reproduce the measured peaks of Gamow-Teller strength in {sup 58}Ni and {sup 60}Ni, the present new Hamiltonian is found to reproduce them very well, as well as the capture rates obtained from the observed strengths. Strengths and energies of the Gamow-Teller transitions in {sup 56}Ni, {sup 62}Ni, and {sup 64}Ni are also found to be consistent with the observations.

Suzuki, Toshio [Department of Physics and Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University Sakurajosui 3-25-40, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550 (Japan); Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Honma, Michio [Center for Mathematical Sciences, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580 (Japan); Mao, Helene [ENSPS, Pole API-Parc d'Innovation, Boulevard Sebastien Brant, BP 10413, F-67412 Illkirch Cedex (France); Otsuka, Takaharu [Department of Physics and Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Kajino, Toshitaka [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Deaprtment of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

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Annual Report www.socwel.ku.edu  

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Peterson, Blake R.

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Modification of Ni state to promote the stability of Ni-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst in methane decomposition to produce hydrogen and carbon nanofibers  

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The methodology was illustrated for modifying the state of Ni to promote the stability of the coprecipitated Ni-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst via incorporating ZnO and Cu in methane decomposition to produce hydrogen and carbon nanofibers. The influences of the incorporation on the state of Ni were examined with XRD, TPR, XPS and TEM. For the incorporation of ZnO, ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel-like structure could be formed in the interface between ZnO and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The interaction between Ni and the ZnAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} structure can promote both the activity and the stability of Ni in methane decomposition. The formation of a Ni-Cu alloy from Ni and the incorporated Cu decreases the activity of Ni, however, promotes the stability pronouncedly. - Graphical abstract: Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Methodology for modifying Ni state of coprecipitated Ni-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} was illustrated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Influence of incorporating ZnO/Cu on Ni state of Ni-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} was compared. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Influence of modifying Ni state on performance of Ni-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} was investigated.

Chen Jiuling, E-mail: cjlchen@yahoo.com [Department of Catalysis Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Qiao Yuanhua; Li Yongdan [Department of Catalysis Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

102

Geometric and Electronic Structures of the Ni(I) and Methyl-Ni(III)  

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9 9 Geometric and Electronic Structures of the Ni(I) and Methyl-Ni(III) Intermediates of Methyl-Coenzyme M Reductase Methyl-coenzyme M reductase (MCR) from methanogenic archaea catalyzes the terminal step in biological methane synthesis. Using coenzyme B (CoBSH) as the two-electron donor, MCR reduces methyl-coenzyme M (methyl-SCoM) to form methane and the heterodisulfide product, CoBS-SCoM. MCR contains an essential redox active nickel tetrapyrrolic cofactor called coenzyme F430 at its active site, which is active in the reduced Ni(I) state (MCRred1). All of the biologically generated methane, amounting to 1 billion tons per annum globally, is formed by MCR. Furthermore, recent evidence indicates that anaerobic methane oxidation is also catalyzed by MCR and occurs by a reversal of the methane synthesis reaction. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, trapping 20 times more heat than CO2. In addition, methane is also an important and clean fuel as it produced the least amount of CO2 per unit of heat released. Thus, it is critically important to understand the mechanism of formation of the smallest hydrocarbon in nature.

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Mesoscale assembly of NiO nanosheets into spheres  

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NiO solid/hollow spheres with diameters about 100 nm have been successfully synthesized through thermal decomposition of nickel acetate in ethylene glycol at 200 deg. C. These spheres are composed of nanosheets about 3-5 nm thick. Introducing poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) surfactant to reaction system can effectively control the products' morphology. By adjusting the quantity of PVP, we accomplish surface areas-tunable NiO assembled spheres from {approx}70 to {approx}200 m{sup 2} g{sup -1}. Electrochemical tests show that NiO hollow spheres deliver a large discharge capacity of 823 mA h g{sup -1}. Furthermore, these hollow spheres also display a slow capacity-fading rate. A series of contrastive experiments demonstrate that the surface area of NiO assembled spheres has a noticeable influence on their discharge capacity. - Graphical abstract: The mesoscale assembly of NiO nanosheets into spheres have been achieved by a solvothermal method. N{sub 2} adsorption/desorption isotherms show the S{sub BET} of NiO is tunable. NiO spheres show large discharge capacity and slow capacity-fading rate.

Zhang Meng, E-mail: meng_zhang@haut.edu.c [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan 450007 (China); Yan Guojin; Hou Yonggai; Wang Chunhua [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan 450007 (China)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Overall Photocatalytic Water Splitting with NiOx-SrTiO3 A Revised Mechanism  

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NiOx (0 water splitting under UV light. The established mechanism for this and many other NiOx containing catalysts assumes water oxidation to occur at the early transition metal oxide and water reduction at NiOx. Here we show that NiOx-STO is more likely a three component Ni-STO-NiO catalyst, in which STO absorbs the light, Ni reduces protons, and NiO oxidizes water. This interpretation is based on systematic H2/O2 evolution tests of appropriately varied catalyst compositions using oxidized, chemically and photochemically added nickel and NiO nanoparticle cocatalysts. Surface photovoltage (SPV) measurements reveal that Ni(0) serves as an electron trap (site for water reduction) and that NiO serves as a hole trap (site for water oxidation). Electrochemical measurements show that the overpotential for water oxidation correlates with NiO content, whereas the water reduction overpotential depends on Ni content. Photodeposition experiments with NiCl2 and H2PtCl6 on NiO-STO show that electrons are available on the STO surface, not on the NiO particles. Based on photoelectrochemistry, both NiO and Ni particles suppress the Fermi level in STO, but the effect of this shift on catalytic activity is not clear. Overall, the results suggest a revised role for NiO in NiOx-STO and in many other nickel-containing water splitting systems, including NiOx-La:KTaO3, and many layered perovskites.

Townsend, Troy K.; Browning, Nigel D.; Osterloh, Frank

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphene Monolayer Rotation on Ni(111) Facilities Bilayer Graphene Growth  

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Synthesis of bilayer graphene by chemical vapor deposition is of importance for graphene-based field effect devices. Here, we demonstrate that bilayer graphene preferentially grows by carbon-segregation under graphene sheets that are rotated relative to a Ni(111) substrate. Rotated graphene monolayer films can be synthesized at growth temperatures above 650 C on a Ni(111) thin-film. The segregated second graphene layer is in registry with the Ni(111) substrate and this suppresses further C-segregation, effectively self-limiting graphene formation to two layers.

Batzill M.; Sutter P.; Dahal, A.; Addou, R.

2012-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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$^{64}$Ni+$^{64}$Ni fusion reaction calculated with the density-constrained time-dependent Hartree-Fock formalism  

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We study fusion reactions of the $^{64}$Ni+$^{64}$Ni system using the density-constrained time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) formalism. In this formalism the fusion barriers are directly obtained from TDHF dynamics. In addition, we incorporate the entrance channel alignments of the slightly deformed (oblate) $^{64}$Ni nuclei due to dynamical Coulomb excitation. We show that alignment leads to a fusion barrier distribution and alters the naive picture for defining which energies are actually sub-barrier. We also show that core polarization effects could play a significant role in fusion cross section calculations.

A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Powder Metallurgy Processing of Replicated Ni-Mn-Ga Foams  

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Development of a SMA-Based Drive Unit for Prehension Orthoses to Support Disabled People Effect of H in Metals and Alloys: An Application to bcc W and NiTi...

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The Application of CALPHAD Calculations to Ni-Based Superalloys  

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The Cr content was raised from 20 to 24wt% to increase coal ash corrosion resistance. 2. ..... Ni-based Alloys, Univ.Cambridge report to Rolls-Royce plc.,. Derby...

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Electrochemically Preparing of Ni-Fe Alloys in Molten Sodium ...  

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A Pilot-plant Scale Test of Coal-based Rotary Kiln Direct Reduction of Laterite Ore for Fe-Ni Production A Pilot-plant Scale Test on DRI Preparation from...

110

XPS study of Ni-Fe manganite thermistor material  

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The resistivity of the as-fabricated thermistor material, nickel-iron-manganite, changes during initial aging in the temperature range of 150-300{degrees}C before becoming stable. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used to determine if any valency change or chemical shift of the cations or oxygen occurred after aging. The goal of the study was to identify any ionic changes that might affect thermistor stability. The only observed changes in 2p{sub 3/2} peaks due to aging were those related to Ni ions; the same peaks for Mn, Fe, and O remained unchanged. The changes in the Ni 2p{sub 3/2} peak may be related to: (a) the migration of Ni{sup 2+} ions from octahedral to tetrahedral sites, (b) subtle changes in the energy states of Ni{sup 2+} which promoted a more stable ionic structure, and/or (c) the presence of Ni{sup 3+} ions, some of which revert back to Ni{sup 2+}.

Braski, D.N. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Osborne, N.R. [Univ. of Dayton Research Institute, OH (United States); Zurbuchen, J.M. [Yellow Springs Instruments, Inc., OH (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transformation Induced Fatigue of Ni-Rich NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Actuators  

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In this work the transformation induced fatigue of Ni-rich NiTi shape memory alloys (SMAs) was investigated. The aerospace industry is currently considering implementing SMA actuators into new applications. However, before any new applications can be put into production they must first be certified by the FAA. Part of this certification process includes the actuator fatigue life. In this study, as-received and polished at dogbone SMA specimens underwent transformation induced fatigue testing at constant loading. The constant applied loading ranged from 100 MPa to 200 MPa. Specimens were thermally cycled through complete actuation (above Af to below Mf ) by Joule heating and environmental cooling. There were three cooling environments studied: liquid, gaseous nitrogen and vortex cooled air. It was shown that polished specimens had fatigue lives that were two to four times longer than those of as-received specimens. Test environment was also found to have an effect on fatigue life. Liquid cooling was observed to be corrosive, while the gaseous nitrogen and vortex air cooling were observed to be non-corrosive. The two non-corrosive cooling environments performed similarly with specimen fatigue lives that were twice that of specimens fatigue tested in the corrosive cooling environment. Transformation induced fatigue testing of polished specimens in a non-corrosive environment at 200 MPa had an average fatigue life of 14400 actuation cycles; at 150 MPa the average fatigue life was 20800 cycles and at 100 MPa it was 111000 cycles. For all specimens constant actuation from the beginning of testing until failure was observed, without the need for training. Finally, a microstructural study showed that the Ni3Ti precipitates in the material were one of the causes of crack initiation and propagation in the actuators.

Schick, Justin Ryan

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Synthesis of Zr Doped NiO Layers on NiSi2 Linling Gu/Si-MCP Structures for Supercapacitors  

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Three-dimensional super capacitors consisting of NiSi2/silicon micro channel plates (MCPs) with Zr doped NiO layers have been fabricated. The silicon MCPs produced by electrochemical etching is utilized as a backbone of the 3D structure. Nickle layer ... Keywords: Zr doped NiO, Electrochemical properties, Silicon microchannel plate

Linling Gu; Tao Liu; Fei Wang; Shaohui Xu; Lianwei Wang; Paul K. Chu

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

NiO as a peculiar support for metal nanoparticles in polyols oxidation  

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The peculiar influence of a NiO support was studied by preparing gold catalysts supported on NiO(1-x) TiO2(x) mixed oxides. PVA protected Au nanoparticles showed high activity when supported on NiO for the selective oxidation of glycerol and ethan-1,2-diol. A detailed characterization of the resulting Au catalysts revealed a preferential deposition of the metal nanoparticles on the NiO phase. However, the activity of Au on NiO(1-x)-TiO2(x) decreased with respect to pure NiO and the selectivity evolved with changes to the support.

Villa, Alberto [Universita di Milano, Italy; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL; Ferri, Davide [EMPA, Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Duebendorf, Switzerland; Weidenkaff, Anke [EMPA, Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Duebendorf, Switzerland; Perry, Kelly A [ORNL; Campisi, Sebastiano [University of Milan and INFN, Milano, Italy; Prati, Laura [Universita di Milano, Italy

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114

Diffusion bonding of commercially pure Ni using Cu interlayer  

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The concentration dependence of diffusivity in a multi-component diffusion system makes it complicated to predict the concentration profiles of diffusing species. This so called chemical diffusivity can be expressed as a function of thermodynamic and kinetic data. DICTRA software can calculate the concentration profiles using appropriate mobility and thermodynamic data. It can also optimize the diffusivity data using experimental diffusivity data. Then the optimized diffusivity data is stored as mobility data which is a linear function of temperature. In this work, diffusion bonding of commercially pure Ni using Cu interlayers is reported. The mobility parameters of Ni-Cu alloy binary systems were optimized using DICTRA/Thermocalc software from the available self-, tracer and chemical diffusion coefficients. The optimized mobility parameters were used to simulate concentration profiles of Ni-Cu diffusion joints using DICTRA/Thermocalc software. The calculated and experimental concentration profiles agreed well at 1100 Degree-Sign C. Agreement between the simulated and experimental profiles was less good at 1050 Degree-Sign C due to the grain boundary contribution to the overall diffusion. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The concentration profiles of Cu in Ni-Cu diffusion joints are modeled. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Interdiffusion coefficients in Ni-Cu system are optimized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optimized interdiffusion coefficients are expressed as mobility parameters. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Simulated profiles are comparable with experimental profiles.

Rahman, A.H.M.E., E-mail: a.rahman@my.und.edu; Cavalli, M.N.

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

115

Mitigation of Sulfur Poisoning of Ni/Zirconia SOFC Anodes by Antimony and Tin  

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Surface Ni/Sb and Ni/Sb alloys were found to efficiently minimize the negative effects of sulfur on the performance of Ni/zirconia anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Prior to operating on fuel gas containing low concentrations of H2S, the nickel/zirconia anodes were briefly exposed to antimony or tin vapor, which only slightly affected the SOFC performance. During the subsequent exposures to 1 and 5 ppm H2S, increases in anodic polarization losses were minimal compared to those observed for the standard nickel/zirconia anodes. Post-test XPS analyses showed that Sb and Sn tended to segregate to the surface of Ni particles, and further confirmed a significant reduction of adsorbed sulfur on the Ni surface in Ni/Sn and Ni/Sb samples compared to the Ni. The effect may be the result of weaker sulfur adsorption on bimetallic surfaces, adsorption site competition between sulfur and Sb or Sn on Ni, or other factors. The use of dilute binary alloys of Ni-Sb or Ni-Sn in the place of Ni, or brief exposure to Sb or Sn vapor, may be effective means to counteract the effects of sulfur poisoning in SOFC anodes and Ni catalysts. Other advantages, including suppression of coking or tailoring the anode composition for the internal reforming, are also expected.

Marina, Olga A.; Coyle, Christopher A.; Engelhard, Mark H.; Pederson, Larry R.

2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Superlubricity through graphene multilayers between Ni(111) surfaces  

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A single graphene layer placed between two parallel Ni(111) surfaces screens the strong attractive force and results in a significant reduction of adhesion and sliding friction. When two graphene layers are inserted, each graphene is attached to one of the metal surfaces with a significant binding and reduces the adhesion further. In the sliding motion of these surfaces the transition from stick-slip to continuous sliding is attained, whereby non-equilibrium phonon generation through sudden processes is suppressed. The adhesion and corrugation strength continues to decrease upon insertion of the third graphene layer and eventually saturates at a constant value with increasing number of graphene layers. In the absence of Ni surfaces, the corrugation strength of multilayered graphene is relatively higher and practically independent of the number of layers. Present first-principles calculations reveal the superlubricant feature of graphene layers placed between pseudomorphic Ni(111) surfaces, which is achieved t...

Cahangirov, S; zelik, V Ongun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monte Carlo Simulations of Segregation in Pt-Ni Catalyst Nanoparticles  

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of Segregation in Pt-Ni Catalyst Nanoparticles Guofengsurface chemistry of catalyst nanoparticles (also called "Pt-Ni alloy is an electro-catalyst of interest in the air

Wang, Guofeng; Van Hove, Michel A.; Ross, Philip N.; Baskes, M.I.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

CoNiFe Alloy Powder Synthesis by High Energy Milling  

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CoNiFe alloy powder was synthesized by high energy milling of mixtures of Co, Ni and Fe powder as a bulk processing method for producing powder. A milling...

119

The Effect of Pellet Geometry on The Specific Activity of Ni-63.  

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?? 63Ni [Nickel-63] is routinely produced at HFIR with a specific activity of ~15 Ci/g [Curies/gram] by irradiating highly enriched stable 62Ni [Nickel-62] (86.31 %) (more)

Walsh, Spenser Riley

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of amorphous Mg{sub 50}Ni{sub 50} on hydriding and dehydriding behavior of Mg{sub 2}Ni alloy  

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Composite Mg{sub 2}Ni (25 wt.%) amorphous Mg{sub 50}Ni{sub 50} was prepared by mechanical milling starting with nanocrystalline Mg{sub 2}Ni and amorphous Mg{sub 50}Ni{sub 50} powders, by using a SPEX 8000 D mill. The morphological and microstructural characterization of the powders was performed via scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The hydriding characterization of the composite was performed via a solid gas reaction method in a Sievert's-type apparatus at 363 K under an initial hydrogen pressure of 2 MPa. The dehydriding behavior was studied by differential thermogravimetry. On the basis of the results, it is possible to conclude that amorphous Mg{sub 50}Ni{sub 50} improved the hydriding and dehydriding kinetics of Mg{sub 2}Ni alloy upon cycling. A tentative rationalization of experimental observations is proposed. - Research Highlights: {yields} First study of the hydriding behavior of composite Mg{sub 2}Ni (25 wt.%) amorphous Mg{sub 50}Ni{sub 50}. {yields} Microstructural characterization of composite material using XRD and SEM was obtained. {yields} An improved effect of Mg{sub 50}Ni{sub 50} on the Mg{sub 2}Ni hydriding behavior was verified. {yields} The apparent activation energy for the hydrogen desorption of composite was obtained.

Guzman, D., E-mail: danny.guzman@uda.cl [Departamento de Ingenieria en Metalurgia, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Atacama y Centro Regional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Sustentable de Atacama (CRIDESAT), Av. Copayapu 485, Copiapo (Chile); Ordonez, S. [Departamento de Ingenieria Metalurgica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Av. Lib. Bernardo O'Higgins 3363, Santiago (Chile); Fernandez, J.F.; Sanchez, C. [Departamento de Fisica de Materiales, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco 28049, Madrid (Spain); Serafini, D. [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Santiago de Chile and Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Materials, CIMAT, Av. Lib. Bernardo O'Higgins 3363, Santiago (Chile); Rojas, P.A. [Escuela de Ingenieria Mecanica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Av. Los Carrera 01567, Quilpue, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, PUCV (Chile); Aguilar, C. [Departamento de Ingenieria Metalurgica y Materiales, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Av. Espana 1680, Valparaiso (Chile); Tapia, P. [Departamento de Ingenieria en Metalurgia, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Atacama, Av. Copayapu 485, Copiapo (Chile)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Single-step Precipitation of Ni Nanoparticle Catalyst on Zeolite and ...  

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Abstract Scope, Ni nanoparticle catalyst was prepared on zeolite (pores size: 2 production rate from the methanol stream reforming reaction...

122

KU Landscape Master PlanKU Landscape Master PlanKU Landscape Master PlanKU Landscape Master PlanKU Landscape Master Plan Volume 2 59 The University of Kansas  

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of Electricity · COE = [(Annualized Cost of PV system)/(energy produced in 1 year)] + Operating and maintenance, maintenance, etc needs to be taken into account when comparing various costing studies #12;ELEG620: Solar Value of Money 3. Some time in the past · When using historical costs, can use money as it was valued

Peterson, Blake R.

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Oxygen Reduction Activity of PtxNi1-x Alloy Nanoparticles on Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes  

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PtxNi1 - x nanoparticles (Pt:Ni; 1:0, 4:1, 3:1 and 0.7:1) of ~5 nm, were synthesized on carboxylic acid-functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes (PtxNi1 - x NPs/MWNT). The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity measurements ...

Kim, Junhyung

124

Improved thermal stability of Ni-silicides on Si: C epitaxial layers  

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The thermal stability of Ni-silicides on tensily strained in situ P doped Si:C epitaxial layers was evaluated. The baseline Ni silicidation process was shown to be compatible with Si:C Recessed Source-Drain (RSD) stressors for NMOS strain engineering ... Keywords: Epitaxy, Ni, SiC stressors, Silicide, Thermal stability

V. Machkaoutsan; S. Mertens; M. Bauer; A. Lauwers; K. Verheyden; K. Vanormelingen; P. Verheyen; R. Loo; M. Caymax; S. Jakschik; D. Theodore; P. Absil; S. G. Thomas; E. H. A. Granneman

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

First principles study of Li diffusion in I-Li_{2}NiO_{2} structure  

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First principles computations have been used to study Li mobility in the orthorhombic Li2NiO2 structure with the Immm space group (I-Li2NiO2). Understanding Li mobility in I-Li2NiO2 structure other than the conventional ...

Ceder, Gerbrand

126

Preparation and Hydrogen storage properties of Mg-rich Mg-Ni ultrafine particles  

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In the present work, Mg-rich Mg-Ni ultrafine powders were prepared through an arc plasma method. The phase components, microstructure, and hydrogen storage properties of the powders were carefully investigated. It is found that Mg2Ni and MgNi2 ...

Jianxin Zou, Haiquan Sun, Xiaoqin Zeng, Gang Ji, Wenjiang Ding

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Stress evolution during Ni-Si compound formation for fully silicided (FUSI) gates  

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The stress (force) evolution during the formation of different Ni silicide phases was monitored by in situ curvature measurements, for the reaction of thin Ni films of various thicknesses with 100nm polycrystalline-Si deposited on oxidized (100) Si substrates. ... Keywords: In situ XRD, In situ curvature measurements, Ni-silicides

C. Torregiani; C. Van Bockstael; C. Detavernier; C. Lavoie; A. Lauwers; K. Maex; J. A. Kittl

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Microstructure and Corrosion Resistance of Pulse Electroplated Ni/nano-Al2O3 Composite Coatings  

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The Ni/nano-Al2O3 composite coatings were prepared by pulse electro-plating. The experiments of corrosion resistance were carried for 304 stainless steel, pure Ni coating and Ni/nano-Al2O3 composite coating in 3.5% NaCl and 10% HCl solutions. The microstrcuture ... Keywords: pulse electro-plating, composite coating, microhardness, corrosion resistance

Hu Bin-Liang, Tan Yuan-Qiang

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Stress-induced martensitic transformations in NiTi and NiTi-TiC composites investigated by neutron diffraction  

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Superelastic NiTi (51.0 at% Ni) with 0, 10 and 20 vol% TiC particles were deformed under uniaxial compression as neutron diffraction spectra were simultaneously obtained. The experiments yielded in-situ measurements of the thermoelastic stress-induced transformation. A detailed Rietveld determination is made of the phase fractions and the evolving strains in the reinforcing TiC particles and the austenite as it transforms to martensite on loading (and its subsequent back transformation on unloading). These strains are used to shed light on the phenomenon of load transfer in composites where the matrix undergoes a stress-induced phase transformation.

Vaidyanathan, R. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Bourke, M.A.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Dunand, D.C. [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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INVESTIGATION OF NOVEL ALLOY TiC-Ni-Ni3Al FOR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL INTERCONNECT APPLICATIONS  

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Solid oxide fuel cell interconnect materials must meet stringent requirements. Such interconnects must operate at temperatures approaching 800 C while resisting oxidation and reduction, which can occur from the anode and cathode materials and the operating environment. They also must retain their electrical conductivity under these conditions and possess compatible coefficients of thermal expansion as the anode and cathode. Results are presented in this report for fuel cell interconnect candidate materials currently under investigation based upon nano-size titanium carbide (TiC) powders. The TiC is liquid phase sintered with either nickel (Ni) or nickel-aluminide (Ni{sub 3}Al) in varying concentrations. The oxidation resistance of the submicron grain TiC-metal materials is presented as a function weight change versus time at 700 C and 800 C for varying content of metal/intermetallic in the system. Electrical conductivity at 800 C as a function of time is also presented for TiC-Ni to demonstrate the vitality of these materials for interconnect applications. TGA studies showed that the weight gain was 0.8 mg/cm{sup 2} for TiC(30)-Ni(30wt.%) after 100 hours in wet air at 800 C and the weight gain was calculated to be 0.5205 mg/cm{sup 2} for TiC(30)- Ni(10 wt.%) after 100 hours at 700 C and 100 hours at 800 C. At room temperature the electrical conductivity was measured to be 2444 1/[ohm.cm] for TiC-Ni compositions. The electrical conductivities at 800 C in air was recorded to be 19 1/[ohm.cm] after 125 hours. Two identical samples were supplied to PNNL (Dr. Jeff Stevenson) for ASR testing during the pre-decision period and currently they are being tested there. Fabrication, oxidation resistance and electrical conductivity studies indicate that TiC-Ni-Ni{sub 3}Al ternary appears to be a very important system for the development of interconnect composition for solid oxide fuel cells.

Rasit Koc; Geoffrey Swift; Hua Xie

2005-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

131

Mechanical, Electrical, and Magnetic Properties of Ni Nanocontacts  

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The dynamic deformation upon stretching of Ni nanowires as those formed with mechanically controllable break junctions or with a scanning tunneling microscope is studied both experimentally and theoretically. Molecular dynamics simulations of the breaking ... Keywords: Ab initio, ab initio, conductance, nanocontacts, spintronics

M. R. Calvo; M. J. Caturla; D. Jacob; C. Untiedt; J. J. Palacios

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Reactions Forming Ni-Al ...  

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Abstract Scope, Alloying reactions of a Ni-coated Al nanoparticle, Al-coated ... Atomistic Modeling of Screw Dislocation Mobility in Alpha-Fe ... Mesoscale Polycrystal Calculations of Damage Histories in Shock Loaded Metals ... Multi- time Scale Modeling of the Annealing of Radiation-Induced Defects at Tilt Grain Boundaries.

133

Electron Phonon Superconductivity in LaNiPO  

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We report first principles calculations of the electronic structure, phonon dispersions and electron phonon coupling of LaNiPO. These calculations show that this material can be explained as a conventional electron phonon superconductor in contrast to theFeAs based high temperature superconductors.

Subedi, Alaska P [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL; Du, Mao-Hua [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

In situ oxidation of ultrathin silver films on Ni(111)  

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Oxidation of silver films of one- and two-monolayer thicknesses on the Ni(111) surface was investigated by low-energy electron microscopy at temperatures of 500 and 600 K. Additionally, intensity--voltage curves were measured in situ during oxidation ...

A. Meyer; J. I. Flege; S. D. Senanayake; B. Kaemena; R. E. Rettew; F. M. Alamgir; J. Falta

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Continuous spin reorientation transition in epitaxially grown antiferromagnetic NiO thin films  

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Fe/NiO/MgO/Ag(001) films were grown epitaxially, and the Fe and NiO spin orientations were determined using x-ray magnetic dichroism. We find that the NiO spins are aligned perpendicularly to the in-plane Fe spins. Analyzing both the in-plane and out-of-plane spin components of the NiO layer, we demonstrate unambiguously that the antiferromagnetic NiO spins undergo a continuous spin reorientation transition from the in-plane to out-of-plane directions with increasing of the MgO thickness.

Li, J.; Arenholz, E.; Meng, Y.; Tan, A.; Park, J.; Jin, E.; Son, H.; Wu, J.; Jenkins, C. A.; Scholl, A.; Hwang, Chanyong; Qiu, Z. Q.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Effect of Aging Heat Treatments on Ni52Ti48 Shape Memory Alloy  

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Ni-rich NiTi shape memory alloys (SMAs) are capable of attaining a wide range of transformation temperatures depending on the heat treatment conditions and superior thermo-mechanical cycling stability, which are desired for repeated solid-state actuation. High Ni-content Ni-rich SMAs have very low transformation temperatures in a solutionized condition due to the high Ni-content of the matrix. Slow cooling (furnacecooling) from solutionizing temperature and additional aging heat treatments result in the formation of Ni-rich precipitates such as Ni4Ti3, Ni3Ti2 and Ni3Ti and increase transformation temperatures above ambient by depleting excess Ni from the matrix. However, the precipitates do not undergo a martensitic phase transformation and they decrease the transformation strain by reducing the volume fraction of the material capable of transforming. Meanwhile, recent preliminary work shows that Ni3Ti precipitates dominate fatigue failure. The objectives of the present study are: (1) to eliminate Ni3Ti but still have Ni4Ti3 precipitates, which are responsible for the dimensional stability and increase transformation temperatures, (2) to investigate the effect of heat treatments on the transformation strain, and (3) to select single variant Ni4Ti3 precipitates through constrained aging for the formation of oriented internal stress and eventually obtain twoway shame memory effect (TWSME) and enhanced dimensional stability. Based on these objectives, the effect of aging heat treatment on transformation temperatures, microstructural evolution, and shape memory behavior were investigated for a Ni52Ti48 shape memory alloy (SMA) by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and thermo-mechanical testing, including isobaric heating-cooling experiments under various stress levels. It was observed that solutionizing at 900 degree C for 24 hours eliminated Ni3Ti type precipitates, but additional aging heat treatments are needed to form Ni4Ti3 precipitates to increase transformation temperatures. Furnace-cooling and additional aging heat treatment results in the multi-stage martensitic transformation due to chemical and stress inhomogeneities in the microstructure. Aging of the controlled furnace-cooled material at 400 degree C for 48 hours resulted in the highest transformation temperatures among all processing conditions investigated due to the combination of Ni3Ti precipitates and 27 percent volume fraction of the Ni4Ti3 precipitates, which led to the depletion of Ni from the transforming matrix. However, since overaging results in losing coherency of the precipitates, dimensional stability during isobaric thermal cycling was negatively impacted.

Akin, Erhan

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

First-principles investigations of Ni3Al(111) and NiAl(110) surfaces at metal dusting conditions  

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We investigate the structure and surface composition of the {gamma}{prime}-Ni{sub 3}Al(111) and {beta}-NiAl(110) alloy surfaces at conditions relevant for metal dusting corrosion related to catalytic steam reforming of natural gas. In regular service as protective coatings, nickel-aluminum alloys are protected by an oxide scale, but in case of oxide scale spallation, the alloy surface may be directly exposed to the reactive gas environment and vulnerable to metal dusting. By means of density functional theory and thermochemical calculations for both the Ni{sub 3}Al and NiAl surfaces, the conditions under which CO and OH adsorption is to be expected and under which it is inhibited, are mapped out. Because CO and OH are regarded as precursors for nucleating graphite or oxide on the surfaces, phase diagrams for the surfaces provide a simple description of their stability. Specifically, this study shows how the CO and OH coverages depend on the steam to carbon ratio (S/C) in the gas and thereby provide a ranking of the carbon limits on the different surface phases.

Saadi, Souheil

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Calculation of thermodynamic, electronic, and optical properties of monoclinic Mg2NiH4  

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Ab initio total-energy density functional theory is used to investigate the low temperature (LT) monoclinic form of Mg2NiH4. The calculated minimum energy geometry of LT Mg2NiH4 is close to that determined from neutron diffraction data, and the NiH4 complex is close to a regular tetrahedron. The enthalpies of the phase change to high temperature (HT) pseudo-cubic Mg2NiH4 and of hydrogen absorption by Mg2Ni are calculated and compared with experimental values. LT Mg2NiH4 is found to be a semiconductor with an indirect band gap of 1.4 eV. The optical dielectric function of LT Mg2NiH4 differs somewhat from that of the HT phase. A calculated thin film transmittance spectrum is consistent with an experimental spectrum.

Myers, W.R.; Richardson, T.J.; Rubin, M.D.; Wang, L-W.

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Auxiliary Ligand-Dependent Assembly of Several Ni/Ni-Cd Compounds with N2O2 Donor Tetradentate Symmetrical Schiff Base Ligand  

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Several low-dimensional Ni/Ni-Cd complexes containing N2O2 donor tetradentate symmetrical Schiff base ligand bis(acetylacetone)ethylene-diamine (sy-H2L2), namely, [Ni(sy-L2)]2?HLa?ClO4 (2), (HLa)2?(ClO4)?(NO3) (3), [Ni(sy-L2)X]2](4,4-bipy) (where La = 5,7-dimethyl-3,6-dihydro-2H-1,4-diazepine, X = ClO4 (4), X=NO3 (5), [Ni(sy-L2)Cd(SCN)2]n (6) and [Ni(sy-L2)?Cd(N3)2]n (7) have been synthesized from [Ni(sy-L2)]2?H2O (1). Complex 2, is three component discrete assembly generated from (HLa)+ moiety bridged with [Ni(sy-L2)] unit and ClO4- anion. A solution containing complex 2 and Cd(NO3)2 results in a mixture of 1 and 3. Further re-crystallization of 1 and 3 with various auxiliary ligands, provides coordination complexes 4 7 stabilized by weak hydrogen bonds in which 6 and 7 represent the first 1D heteronuclear complexes based on symmetric acacen-base Schiff base ligand.

Ge, Ying Ying; Li, Guo-Bi; Fang, Hua-Cai; Zhan, Xu Lin; Gu, Zhi-Gang; Chen, Jin Hao; Sun, Feng; Cai, Yue-Peng; Thallapally, Praveen K.

2010-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

140

Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Ni-Base Alloys [Corrosion and  

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141

Gamow-Teller transitions from {sup 56}Ni  

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A new technique to measure (p,n) charge-exchange reactions in inverse kinematics at intermediate energies on unstable isotopes was successfully developed and used to study the {sup 56}Ni(p,n) reaction at 110 MeV/u. Gamow-Teller transition strengths from {sup 56}Ni to {sup 56}Cu were obtained and compared with shell-model predictions in the pf-shell using the KB3G and GXPF1A interactions. The calculations with the GXPF1A interaction reproduce the experimental GT strength distribution much better than the calculations that employed the KB3G interaction, indicating deficiencies in the spin-orbit and proton-neutron residual potentials for the latter. The results are important for improving the description of electron-capture rates on nuclei in the iron region, which are important for modeling the late evolution of core-collapse and thermonuclear supernovae.

Sasano, M. [RIKEN Nishina Center, Wako, 351-0198 (Japan); Perdikakis, G. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321 (United States) and Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Zegers, R.G.T. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321 (United States) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); and others

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

142

Novel electrolyte chemistries for Mg-Ni rechargeable batteries.  

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Commercial hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) serve as means to reduce the nation's dependence on oil. Current electric vehicles use relatively heavy nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries. Li-ion rechargeable batteries have been developed extensively as the replacement; however, the high cost and safety concerns are still issues to be resolved before large-scale production. In this study, we propose a new highly conductive solid polymer electrolyte for Mg-Ni high electrochemical capacity batteries. The traditional corrosive alkaline aqueous electrolyte (KOH) is replaced with a dry polymer with conductivity on the order of 10{sup -2} S/cm, as measured by impedance spectroscopy. Several potential novel polymer and polymer composite candidates are presented with the best-performing electrolyte results for full cell testing and cycling.

Garcia-Diaz, Brenda (Savannah River National Laboratory); Kane, Marie; Au, Ming (Savannah River National Laboratory)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Fabrication Of Buried Self-Organized Stripes In The Ni/C{sub 60} Composite  

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A periodic array of striped nanoscopic domains, embedded in the epitaxially grown Ni layer, was formed after thermal annealing of the Ni/Ni+C{sub 60}/C{sub 60}/Ni thin multilayer sequence deposited on the MgO(001) monocrystal. The composite was annealed in 100 deg. C/1 hr increments in the range of 200-600 deg. C, and the structural evolution of the composite was analyzed mainly by Rutherford Backscattering and Scanning Electron Microscopy. The periodic system of the stripes was revealed after annealing at 600 deg. C. The possible mechanism of the domain formation is suggested as follows: temperatures below 500 deg. C incite diffusion (and consecutive disintegration) of the C{sub 60} molecules; temperatures above 500 deg. C induce forceful intermixing of the upper Ni/Ni+C{sub 60}/C{sub 60} layers; due to the pronounced immiscibility of the Ni and C (C{sub 60}) components the process of the phase separation is triggered. In the confined crystalline matrix of the buffer Ni layer the separation proceeds coordinately according to the Ni lattice template - the stripe domains are formed in a direction parallel to the main crystallographic orientation (001) of the Ni epilayer.

Vacik, J. [Nuclear Physics Institute (NPI) of AS CR, CZ-25068 Husinec - Rez (Czech Republic); Research Center Rez, 250 68 Husinec - Rez (Czech Republic); Lavrentiev, V.; Horak, P. [Nuclear Physics Institute (NPI) of AS CR, CZ-25068 Husinec - Rez (Czech Republic); Narumi, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 1233 Watanuki, Takasaki, 370-1292 Gunma (Japan)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Neutron to proton ratios of quasiprojectile and midrapidity emission in the {sup 58}Ni+{sup 58}Ni reaction at 52 MeV/nucleon  

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By combining data from a charged particle {sup 58}Ni+{sup 58}Ni experiment at 52 MeV/nucleon with an {sup 36}Ar+{sup 58}Ni experiment at 50 MeV/nucleon for which free neutrons have been detected, an increase in the neutron to proton ratio of the whole nuclear material at midrapidity has been experimentally observed in the reaction {sup 58}Ni+{sup 58}Ni at 52 MeV/nucleon. The neutron-to-proton ratio of the quasi-projectile emission is analyzed for the same reactions and is seen to decrease below the ratio of the initial system. Those observations suggest that an asymmetric exchange of neutrons and protons between the quasiprojectile and the midrapidity region exists.

Theriault, D.; Vallee, A.; Gingras, L.; Larochelle, Y.; Roy, R.; April, A.; Beaulieu, L.; Grenier, F.; Lemieux, F.; Moisan, J.; St-Pierre, C.; Turbide, S. [Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire, Departement de Physique, Universite Laval, Quebec, G1K 7P4 (Canada); Samri, M. [Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et Applications, Universite Ibn Tofail, Kenitra (Morocco); Borderie, B.; Rivet, M. F. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, IN2P3-CNRS, F-91406 Orsay Cedex (France); Bougault, R.; Colin, J.; Cussol, D.; Durand, D.; Lecolley, J.F. [LPC, IN2P3-CNRS, ISMRA and Universite, F-14050 Caen Cedex (France)] [and others

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Tribological behavior of NiTi alloy against 52100 steel and WC at elevated temperatures  

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The dry tribological behavior of a Ti-50.3 at.% Ni alloy at temperatures of 25 deg. C, 50 deg. C and 200 deg. C was studied. The wear tests were performed on a high temperature pin-on-disk tribometer using 52100 steel and tungsten carbide pins. The worn surfaces of the NiTi alloy were examined by scanning electron microscope. The results showed that in the wear tests involving steel pins, the wear rate of the NiTi decreased as the wear testing temperature was increased. However, for the NiTi/WC contact, a reverse trend was observed. There was also a large decrease in the coefficient of friction for the NiTi/steel contact with increasing wear testing temperature. The formation of compact tribological layers could be the main reason for the reduction of the wear rate and coefficient of friction of the NiTi/steel contact at higher wear testing temperatures.

Abedini, M. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ghasemi, H.M., E-mail: hghasemi@ut.ac.ir [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ahmadabadi, M. Nili [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

146

INTERPRTATION DES FAUTES D'EMPILEMENT DANS L'ANTIFERROMAGNTIQUE K2NiF4  

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859. INTERPR?TATION DES FAUTES D'EMPILEMENT DANS L'ANTIFERROMAGN?TIQUE K2NiF4 Par R. PLUMIER. 2014 Nous montrons qu'une légère déformation orthorhombique de la maille de K2NiF4 entraîne parNiF4 cell leads to a decrease of the free energy of the crystal through an exchange striction

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

147

High Temperature Corrosion Resistance of Fe-Ni-Cr Alloys in CO2 ...  

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Austenitic Steel Oxidation in Steam: Alloy Composition and Surface Modification ... Ni-Base Alloys for Use as Components in Advanced-USC Steam Turbines.

148

In-Situ Neutron Diffraction Study of Porous NiO-YSZ Composite ...  

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Presentation Title, In-Situ Neutron Diffraction Study of Porous NiO-YSZ Composite ... Gas Turbines of the Future: Hydrogen and Oxy-Combustion Environments.

149

Shape Memory Response of NiTiHfPd High Strength and High ...  

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In this study, shape memory and superelastic properties of NiTiHfPd polycrystalline and single crystalline SMAs as functions of aging temperature and time were...

150

Investigation on Oxidation Resistance of NiCoCrAlY Coating ...  

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Presentation Title, Investigation on Oxidation Resistance of NiCoCrAlY Coating Irradiated by High Current Pulsed Electron Beam. Author(s), Xianxiu Mei, Cunxia ...

151

Pressure Water Leaching Molybdenum and Nickel from Mo-Ni ore of ...  

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Presentation Title, Pressure Water Leaching Molybdenum and Nickel from Mo-Ni ore of Black Shale without Reagent. Author(s), Zhigan Deng. On-Site Speaker...

152

Further Characterization of New NiTi Wire and Rotary Endodontic ...  

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Presentation Title, Further Characterization of New NiTi Wire and Rotary ... Higher-resolution transmission electron microscopy examination of M-Wire used to...

153

Effects of Changes in Alloy Composition on Toughness of Ni-Ta-X ...  

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On-Site Speaker (Planned), John J Lewandowski. Abstract Scope, The effects of changes in alloy chemistry on the fracture behavior of Ni-Ta-X glasses are...

154

F-8: Modeling of Mn-Ni-Si-Cu Precipitation in Reactor Pressure ...  

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Presentation Title, F-8: Modeling of Mn-Ni-Si-Cu Precipitation in Reactor .... Steels 316 and Comparison with the Rate Theory Model of a Multicomponent System.

155

SF6432-NI (02-01-12) Fixed Price Former Soviet Union  

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CORPORATION SF 6432-NI (072013) SECTION II STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS WITH THE NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION INDEX OF...

156

Mixed Conducting Molten Salt Electrolyte for Na/NiCl 2 Cell  

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Catalytic Properties of Ni-Al Intermetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Hydrogen Production from Methanol and Methane Ca, Li and Mg Based Lightweight...

157

Thermal and irradiation-induced phase separation in Fe-Ni based ...  

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magnetic, low-expansion Invar-type alloys and model austenitic Fe-Ni based alloys studied for ...... fast reactors such as the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF).

158

Thermodynamic Modeling of the Mg-Cu-Ni Ternary System using ...  

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About this Abstract. Meeting, COM 2011. Symposium, LIGHT METALS. Presentation Title, Thermodynamic Modeling of the Mg-Cu-Ni Ternary System using the...

159

Effect of Steam Exposure on the Creep Properties of Ni-Based Alloys  

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Symposium, Properties, Processing, and Performance of Steels and Ni-Based Alloys for Advanced Steam Conditions. Presentation Title, Effect of Steam...

160

Steam Oxidation of Fe-20Cr-30Ni-2Nb Austenitic Steel at 973 K  

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Symposium, Properties, Processing, and Performance of Steels and Ni-Based Alloys for Advanced Steam Conditions. Presentation Title, Steam Oxidation of...

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161

Influence of the Water Vapour on the Oxidation Behaviour of a Ni ...  

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Presentation Title, Influence of the Water Vapour on the Oxidation Behaviour of a Ni-based Alloy Interest of an In-situ Microscopic Approach of Phenomena.

162

Ageing and Toughness of a Mn-Ni-Mo PWR Steel  

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Abstract Scope, Mn-Ni-Mo steels are widely used in the fabrication of pressurisers, steam generators and pressure vessels of pressurised water reactors (PWR).

163

Reduction of the Ni- and Ti-oxide mixtures by natural gas  

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In this work, the reduction of Ni- and Ti-oxides by natural gas has been studied. ... Reaction mechanism and reaction rate of Sn evaporation from liquid steel.

164

D3: Weld Solidification Behavior of Ni-base Superalloys for Use in ...  

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Presentation Title, D3: Weld Solidification Behavior of Ni-base Superalloys for Use in Advanced Supercritical Coal-fired Power Plants. Author(s), David Tung,...

165

Investigation on Corrosion Behaviour of Ni-Based Alloys in Molten ...  

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In this paper, corrosion processes of Ni-based superalloys including Inconel 600, Hastelloy X and Hastelloy C-276 were investigated in molten fluoride salts...

166

Self-assembly of Ni-nanoparticles in Aerosols Produced Thermally ...  

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Abstract Scope, The self-assembly behavior in Ni-aerosols was studied on- ground ... In microgravity, convection within the thermally produced aerosols could be...

167

Microstructural Development Under the Influence of Elastic Energy ...  

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misfit and hence smaller elastic energy (e.g. Ni-Cr-Al or Ni-Si-Al), the yt particles coarsen steadi- ly and the mean particle size r at an ageing time t is proportional.

168

Large energy absorption in Ni-Mn-Ga/polymer composites  

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Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys can respond to a magnetic field or applied stress by the motion of twin boundaries and hence they show large hysteresis or energy loss. Ni-Mn-Ga particles made by spark erosion have been dispersed and oriented in a polymer matrix to form pseudo 3:1 composites which are studied under applied stress. Loss ratios have been determined from the stress-strain data. The loss ratios of the composites range from 63% to 67% compared to only about 17% for the pure, unfilled polymer samples.

Feuchtwanger, Jorge; Richard, Marc L.; Tang, Yun J.; Berkowitz, Ami E.; O'Handley, Robert C.; Allen, Samuel M. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); University of California, San Diego, La Joya, California 92093 (United States); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

169

Upper critical field of Mo-Ni heterostructures  

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Upper critical field and its anisotropy have been measured on two very short wavelength Mo-Ni heterostructures of different degrees of perfection, lambda = 13.8A (disordered structure) and lambda = 16.6A (layered structure). In both cases the parallel critical field has an unexpected temperature dependence, a large and temperature dependent anisotropy, and over 60% enhancement over the Clogston-Chandrasekhar limit. Data are fit to the Werthamer-Helfand-Hohenberg theory and the spin-orbit scattering times are found to be 1.79 x 10 T s and 2 x 10 T s, respectively.

Uher, C.; Watson, W.J.; Cohn, J.L.; Schuller, I.K.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Grain Refinement in TiC-Ni3Al Composites  

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The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was to develop composites of TiC-Ni{sub 3}Al with refined grain microstructures for application in diesel engine fuel injection devices. Grain refinement is important for improved wear resistance and high strength for the applications of interest. Attrition milling effectively reduces the initial particle size and leads to a reduction of the final grain size. However, an increase in the oxygen content occurs concomitantly with the grinding operation and decreased densification of the compacts occurs during sintering.

Tiegs, T.N.

2001-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

171

Spectromicroscopy study of interfacial Co/NiO(001)  

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Photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) with linearly polarized x-rays is used to determine the orientation of antiferromagnetic domains by monitoring the relative peak intensities at the 3d transition metal L{sub 2} absorption edge. In such an analysis the orientations of the x-ray polarization E and magnetization H with respect to the crystalline axes has to be taken into account. We address this problem by presenting a general expression of the angular dependence for both x-ray absorption spectroscopy and x-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) for arbitrary direction of E and H in the (001) cubic plane. In cubic symmetry the angular dependent XMLD is a linear combination of two spectra with different photon energy dependence, which reduces to one spectrum when E or H is along a high-symmetry axis. The angular dependent XMLD can be separated into an isotropic term, which is symmetric along H, and an anisotropic term, which depends on the orientation of the crystal axes. The anisotropic term has maximal intensity when E and H have equal but opposite angles with respect to the [100] direction. The Ni{sup 2+} L{sub 2} edge has the peculiarity that the isotropic term vanishes, which means that the maximum in the XMLD intensity is observed not only for E {parallel} H {parallel} [100] but also for (E {parallel} [110], H {parallel} [110]). We apply the angular dependent theory to determine the spin orientation near the Co/NiO(100) interface. The PEEM images show that the ferromagnetic Co moments and antiferromagnetic NiO moments are aligned perpendicular to each other. By rotating the sample with respect to the linear x-ray polarization we furthermore find that the perpendicular coupling with the ferromagnetic Co layer at the interface causes a canting of the antiferromagnetic Ni moments. This shows that taking into account the angular dependence of the XMLD in the detailed analysis of PEEM images leads to an accurate retrieval of the spin axes of the antiferromagnetic domains.

van der Laan, Gerrit; Telling, Neil; Potenza, Alberto; Dhesi, Sarnjeet; Arenholz, Elke

2010-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

172

Improved oxidation sulfidation resistance of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High temperature resistance of Fe-Cr-Ni alloy compositions to oxidative and/or sulfidative conditions is provided by the incorporation of about 1 to 8 wt % of Zr or Nb and results in a two-phase composition having an alloy matrix as the first phase and a fine grained intermetallic composition as the second phase. The presence and location of the intermetallic composition between grains of the matrix provides mechanical strength, enhanced surface scale adhesion, and resistance to corrosive attack between grains of the alloy matrix at temperatures of 500 to 1000/sup 0/C.

Natesan, K.; Baxter, D.J.

1983-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

173

Force Field Development and Molecular Dynamics of [NiFe] Hydrogenase  

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Classical molecular force-field parameters describing the structure and motion of metal clusters in [NiFe] hydrogenase enzymes can be used to compare the dynamics and thermodynamics of [NiFe] under different oxidation, protonation, and ligation circumstances. Using density functional theory (DFT) calculations of small model clusters representative of the active site and the proximal, medial, and distal Fe/S metal centers and their attached protein side chains, we have calculated classical force-field parameters for [NiFe] in reduced and oxidized states, including internal coordinates, force constants, and atom-centered charges. Derived force constants revealed that cysteinate ligands bound to the metal ions are more flexible in the Ni-B active site, which has a bridging hydroxide ligand, than in the Ni-C active site, which has a bridging hydride. Ten nanosecond all-atom, explicit-solvent MD simulations of [NiFe] hydrogenase in oxidized and reduced catalytic states established the stability of the derived force-field parameters in terms of C{alpha} and metal cluster fluctuations. Average active site structures from the protein MD simulations are consistent with [NiFe] structures from the Protein Data Bank, suggesting that the derived force-field parameters are transferrable to other hydrogenases beyond the structure used for testing. A comparison of experimental H{sub 2}-production rates demonstrated a relationship between cysteinate side chain rotation and activity, justifying the use of a fully dynamic model of [NiFe] metal cluster motion.

Smith, Dayle MA; Xiong, Yijia; Straatsma, TP; Rosso, Kevin M.; Squier, Thomas C.

2012-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

174

A Linear Combination Analyses Approach For Directly Speciating Ni Contaminated Soils.  

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A Linear Combination Analyses Approach For Directly Speciating Ni Contaminated Soils. (S02-trivedi215458-Oral) Abstract: To provide an accurate description of the fate of Ni in aerial- contaminated soils to combine multiple analytical techniques to accurately determine metal speciation in complex soil systems

Sparks, Donald L.

175

Synthesis and characterization of LiNiO2 nanopowder with various chelating agents  

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LiNiO2 powders were synthesized with acrylic acid, citric acid, oxalic acid, and triethanolamine (TEA) as a chelating agent. Crystallized LiNiO2 was synthesized in air at a calcinations temperature of 500C for 12 hours, when ...

Mehrdad Balandeh; Sirous Asgari

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Glass Forming Ability in Pr-(Cu, Ni)-Al Alloys  

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Glass forming ability (GFA) in the Pr-rich Pr-(Cu, Ni)-Al alloys at or near the eutectic points was systematically studied. It was found that the GFA in the pseudo-ternary alloys of Pr-(Cu, Ni)-Al is higher than that of ...

Zhang, Yong

177

Mechanochemical synthesis and rapid consolidation of nanocrystalline 3NiAl-Al2O3 composites  

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Nanopowders of 3NiAl and Al2O3 were synthesized from 3NiO and 5Al powders by high-energy ball milling. Nanocrystalline Al2O3 reinforced composite was consolidated by high-frequency induction-heated sintering ...

In-Jin Shon; In-Yong Ko; Seung-Hoon Jo; Jung-Mann Doh; Jin-Kook Yoon; Sang-Whan Park

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Fabrication and thermoelectric properties of fine-grained TiNiSn compounds  

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Nearly single-phased TiNiSn half-Heusler compound thermoelectric materials were synthesized by combining mechanical alloying (MA) and spark plasma sintering (SPS) in order to reduce its thermal conductivity by refining the grain sizes. Although TiNiSn compound powders were not synthesized directly via MA, dense bulk samples of TiNiSn compound were obtained by the subsequent SPS treatment. It was found that an excessive Ti addition relative to the TiNiSn stoichiometry is effective in increasing the phase purity of TiNiSn half-Heusler phase in the bulk samples, by compensating for the Ti loss caused by the oxidation of Ti powders and MA processing. The maximum power factor value obtained in the Ti-compensated sample is 1720 muW m{sup -1} K{sup -2} at 685 K. A relatively high ZT value of 0.32 is achieved at 785 K for the present undoped TiNiSn compound polycrystals. - Graphical abstract: Nearly single-phased TiNiSn-based half-Heusler compound polycrystalline materials with fine grains were fabricated by combining mechanical alloying (MA) and spark plasma sintering (SPS). A high ZT value for undoped TiNiSn was obtained because of the reduced thermal conductivity.

Zou Minmin [State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Li Jingfeng, E-mail: jingfeng@mail.tsinghua.edu.c [State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Du Bing; Liu Dawei [State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Kita, Takuji [Advanced Material Engineering Division, Vehicle Engineering Group, Higashifuji Technical Center, Toyota Motor Corporation, 1200, Mishuku, Susono, Shizuoka 410-1193 (Japan)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

179

Electrodeposition and characterization of nanocrystalline Ni-Mo catalysts for hydrogen production  

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Ni-Mo nanocrystalline deposits (7-43 nm) with a nodular morphology were prepared by electrodeposition using direct current from citrate-ammonia solutions. They exhibited a single Ni-Mo solid solution phase. The size of the nodules increased as electroplating ...

J. Halim; R. Abdel-Karim; S. El-Raghy; M. Nabil; A. Waheed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

LSCF Synthesis and Syngas Reactivity over LSCF-modified Ni/YSZ Anode.  

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??Simulated coal syngas reactivity over Ni/YSZ and LSCF (La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8)-modified Ni/YSZ anode of SOFC (solid oxide fuel cell) was investigated in this study. The contribution of (more)

Mirzababaei, Jelvehnaz

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Hydrogen Permeability of Mulitphase V-Ti-Ni Metallic Membranes  

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Development of advanced hydrogen separation membranes in support of hydrogen production processes such as coal gasification and as front end gas purifiers for fuel cell based system is paramount to the successful implementation of a national hydrogen economy. Current generation metallic hydrogen separation membranes are based on Pd-alloys. Although the technology has proven successful, at issue is the high cost of palladium. Evaluation of non-noble metal based dense metallic separation membranes is currently receiving national and international attention. The focal point of the reported work was to evaluate a Group 5A-Ta, Nb, V-based alloy with respect to microstructural features and hydrogen permeability. Electrochemical hydrogen permeation testing of the V-Ti-Ni alloy is reported herein and compared to pure Pd measurements recorded as part of this same study. The V-Ti-Ni was demonstrated to have a steady state hydrogen permeation rate an order of magnitude higher than the pure Pd material in testing conducted at 22 C.

Adams, T. M.; Mickalonis, J.

2005-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

182

Direct synthesis of porous NiO nanowall arrays on conductive substrates for supercapacitor application  

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Porous NiO nanowall arrays (NWAs) grown on flexible Fe-Co-Ni alloy have been successfully synthesized by using nullaginite (Ni{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}CO{sub 3}) as precursor and investigated as supercapacitor electrodes. In details, we adopted a simple hydrothermal method to realize Ni{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}CO{sub 3} NWAs and examined their robust mechanical adhesion to substrate via a long-time ultrasonication test. Porous NiO NWAs were then obtained by a post-calcination towards precursors at 500 {sup o}C in nitrogen atmosphere. Electrochemical properties of as-synthesized NiO NWAs were evaluated by cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge/discharge; porous NiO NWAs electrode delivered a specific capacitance of 270 F/g (0.67 A/g); even at high current densities, the electrode could still deliver a high capacitance up to 236 F/g (13.35 A/g). Meanwhile, it exhibited excellent cycle lifetime with {approx}93% specific capacitance kept after 4000 cycles. These results suggest that as-made porous NiO NWAs electrode is a promising candidate for future thin-film supercapacitors and other microelectronic systems. -- Graphical abstract: Porous NiO nanowall arrays (NWAs) grown on alloy substrate have been made using nullaginite as precursor and studied as supercapacitor electrodes. Porous nanowalls interconnected with each other resulting in the formation of extended-network architectures and exhibited excellent capacitor properties. NiO NWAs electrode delivered a capacitance of 270 F/g (0.67 A/g); even at high current density, the electrode could still deliver a high capacitance up to 236 F/g (13.35 A/g). Besides, it exhibited excellent cycle lifetime with {approx}93% capacitance kept after 4000 cycles. These remarkable results made it possible for mass production of NiO NWAs and future thin-film microelectronic applications. Display Omitted Research highlights: {yields} Large-scale nullaginite (Ni{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}CO{sub 3}) nanowall arrays (NWAs) have been synthesized on flexible alloy substrate by a facile hydrothermal method. {yields} Ultrasonication test has been conducted to demonstrate the robust mechanical adhesion between NWAs and substrate. {yields} As supercapacitor electrodes porous NiO NWAs obtained by a post-calcination towards Ni{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}CO{sub 3} precursors have exhibited excellent electrochemical properties.

Zhu, Jianhui; Jiang, Jian; Liu, Jingping; Ding, Ruimin; Ding, Hao; Feng, Yamin; Wei, Guangming [Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Department of Physics, Huazhong Normal University, 430079 Wu Han (China); Huang, Xintang, E-mail: xthuang@phy.ccnu.edu.c [Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Department of Physics, Huazhong Normal University, 430079 Wu Han (China)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

183

[Hydrogen induced C-C, C-N, and C-S bond activities on Pi and Ni surfaces]: Summary  

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This document summarizes research applied to chemical bond activation studies. Topics summarized include: Carbon nitrogen bonds experimentation with aniline on Ni(111), Mi(100), and Pt(111) surfaces; carbon sulfur bonds experimentation with methanethiol, phenylthiol, and dimethyl disulfide on Pt(111) and Ni(111) surfaces; carbon-carbon bonds experimentation on Ni(100), Ni(111) and Pt(111) surfaces; and in-situ fluorescence yield near edge spectroscopy.

Gland, J.L.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

184

Hydrothermal synthesis and electrochemical performance of NiO microspheres with different nanoscale building blocks  

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NiO microspheres were successfully obtained by calcining the Ni(OH){sub 2} precursor, which were synthesized via the hydrothermal reaction of nickel chloride, glucose and ammonia. The products were characterized by TGA, XRD and SEM. The influences of glucose and reaction temperature on the morphologies of NiO samples were investigated. Moreover, the possible growth mechanism for the spherical morphology was proposed. The charge/discharge test showed that the as-prepared NiO microspheres composed of nanoparticles can serve as an ideal electrode material for supercapacitor due to the spherical hollow structure. -- Graphical Abstract: Fig. 5 is the SEM image of NiO that was prepared in the different hydrothermal reaction temperatures. It showed that reaction temperature played a crucial role for the morphology of products.

Wang Ling; Hao Yanjing; Zhao Yan [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Lai Qiongyu, E-mail: laiqy5@hotmail.co [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Xu Xiaoyun [College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

185

Charge transfer effects in electrocatalytic Ni-C revealed by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy  

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Binary Ni-C thin-film alloys, which have been shown to be passive against corrosion in hot sulphuric acid solution whilst also being electrocatalytically active, were investigated by XPS to determine the oxidation state of the metal and carbon components. The Ni component produces a Ni 2p spectrum similar to that of metallic nickel (i.e., no oxidation occurs) but with a 0.3 eV shift to higher binding energy (BE) due to electron donation to the carbon matrix. The C 1s peak shows a shift to lower BE by accepting electrons from the Ni nanocrystals. A cluster-model analysis of the observed Ni 2p spectrum is consistent with the electron transfer from the nickel to the carbon.

Haslam, G. E.; Chin, X.-Y.; Burstein, G. T. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Pembroke St., Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom); Sato, K.; Mizokawa, T. [Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Chiba 277-8651 (Japan)

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

186

Eutectic bonding of a Ti sputter coated, carbon aerogel wafer to a Ni foil  

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The formation of high energy density, storage devices is achievable using composite material systems. Alternate layering of carbon aerogel wafers and Ni foils with rnicroporous separators is a prospective composite for capacitor applications. An inherent problem exists to form a physical bond between Ni and the porous carbon wafer. The bonding process must be limited to temperatures less than 1000{degrees}C, at which point the aerogel begins to degrade. The advantage of a low temperature eutectic in the Ni-Ti alloy system solves this problem. Ti, a carbide former, is readily adherent as a sputter deposited thin film onto the carbon wafer. A vacuum bonding process is then used to join the Ni foil and Ti coating through eutectic phase formation. The parameters required for successfld bonding are described along with a structural characterization of the Ni foil-carbon aerogel wafer interface.

Jankowski, A.F.; Hayes, J.P.; Kanna, R.L.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Development of FeNiMoB thin film materials for microfabricated magnetoelastic sensors  

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Metglas{sup TM} 2826MB foils of 25-30 {mu}m thickness with the composition of Fe{sub 40}Ni{sub 38}Mo{sub 4}B{sub 18} have been used for magnetoelastic sensors in various applications over many years. This work is directed at the investigation of {approx}3 {mu}m thick iron-nickel-molybdenum-boron (FeNiMoB) thin films that are intended for integrated microsystems. The films are deposited on Si substrate by co-sputtering of iron-nickel (FeNi), molybdenum (Mo), and boron (B) targets. The results show that dopants of Mo and B can significantly change the microstructure and magnetic properties of FeNi materials. When FeNi is doped with only Mo its crystal structure changes from polycrystalline to amorphous with the increase of dopant concentration; the transition point is found at about 10 at. % of Mo content. A significant change in anisotropic magnetic properties of FeNi is also observed as the Mo dopant level increases. The coercivity of FeNi films doped with Mo decreases to a value less than one third of the value without dopant. Doping the FeNi with B together with Mo considerably decreases the value of coercivity and the out-of-plane magnetic anisotropy properties, and it also greatly changes the microstructure of the material. In addition, doping B to FeNiMo remarkably reduces the remanence of the material. The film material that is fabricated using an optimized process is magnetically as soft as amorphous Metglas{sup TM} 2826MB with a coercivity of less than 40 Am{sup -1}. The findings of this study provide us a better understanding of the effects of the compositions and microstructure of FeNiMoB thin film materials on their magnetic properties.

Liang Cai; Gooneratne, Chinthaka; Cha, Dongkyu; Chen Long; Kosel, Jurgen [Computer Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 4700 KAUST, Thuwal 23955 (Saudi Arabia); Gianchandani, Yogesh [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1301 Beal Ave., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Green chemical transformation of phenolic pollutants using mesoporous NiO nanocrystals with sheet-like morphology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the fabrication of hierarchical mesoporous NiO nanocrystals (NCs) with sheet-like morphology via a simple, and eco-friendly hydrothermal method. Mesoporous NiO particles were characterized by small- and wide-angle X-ray diffraction, nitrogen ... Keywords: chemical transformation, mesoporous NiO, nanocatalysts, pollutants

Mohamed Khairy; Sherif A. El-Safty; Mohamed Ismael; M. A. Shenashen

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

NREL Improves Hole Transport in Sensitized CdS-NiO Nanoparticle Photocathodes (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Significantly improved charge-collection efficiencies result from a general chemical approach to synthesizing photocathodes. It has been reported that a dye-sensitized nickel oxide (NiO) photocathode, when coupled to a dye-sensitized photoanode, could significantly increase overall solar conversion efficiency. However, the conversion efficiencies of these cells are still low. There has been much effort to improve the conversion efficiency by fabricating films with improved properties and developing more effective sensitizing dyes for p-type NiO. One of the factors limiting the use of NiO for solar cell application is the low hole conductivity in p-NiO. A team of researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a general chemical approach to synthesize NiO-cadmium sulfide (CdS) core-shell nanoparticle films as photocathodes for p-type semiconductor-sensitized solar cells. Compared to dye-sensitized NiO photocathodes, the CdS-sensitized NiO cathodes exhibited two orders of magnitude faster hole transport (attributable to the passivation of surface traps by the CdS) and almost 100% charge-collection efficiencies.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Carbon-Supported IrNi Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Synthesis Characterization and Catalytic Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We synthesized carbon-supported IrNi core-shell nanoparticles by chemical reduction and subsequent thermal annealing in H{sub 2}, and verified the formation of Ir shells on IrNi solid solution alloy cores by various experimental methods. The EXAFS analysis is consistent with the model wherein the IrNi nanoparticles are composed of two-layer Ir shells and IrNi alloy cores. In situ XAS revealed that the Ir shells completely protect Ni atoms in the cores from oxidation or dissolution in an acid electrolyte under elevated potentials. The formation of Ir shell during annealing due to thermal segregation is monitored by time-resolved synchrotron XRD measurements, coupled with Rietveld refinement analyses. The H{sub 2} oxidation activity of the IrNi nanoparticles was found to be higher than that of a commercial Pt/C catalyst. This is predominantly due to Ni-core-induced Ir shell contraction that makes the surface less reactive for IrOH formation, and the resulting more metallic Ir surface becomes more active for H{sub 2} oxidation. This new class of core-shell nanoparticles appears promising for application as hydrogen anode fuel cell electrocatalysts.

K Sasaki; K Kuttiyiel; L Barrio; D Su; A Frenkel; N Marinkovic; D Mahajan; R Adzic

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

191

Structural chemistry of some phases in the YC-Ni-B system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NiB, monoclinic Ni{sub 4}B{sub 3}, Ni{sub 2}B and Ni{sub 3}B were prepared by arc-melting and their room-temperature crystal structures were refined by Rietveld analysis of neutron powder diffraction data. The NiB refinement is altogether new data. Although the B atoms in NiB form characteristic zigzag chains, the primary coordination of each atom by atoms of the other kind is similar and distinctively sevenfold, with one short (2.117 {angstrom}), two intermediate (2.152 {angstrom}), and four long (2.163 {angstrom}) bonds. Other samples with stoichiometries (YC)nNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}, n = 3, 4, did not yield single-phase material, but both x-ray and neutron powder diffraction suggest that the n = 4 structure is present in both of these samples. Phase-pure samples of these homologues may require non-stoichiometry and a more controlled thermal history than is attainable by arc melting. To screen samples for superconductivity, ac susceptibility measurements were made using the mutual inductance method with ac signal of 200 Hz.

Chakoumakos, B.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Solid State Div.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

192

Status of vibrational structure in {sup 62}Ni  

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Measurements consisting of {gamma}-ray excitation functions and angular distributions were performed using the (n,n{sup '{gamma}}) reaction on {sup 62}Ni. The excitation function data allowed us to check the consistency of the placement of transitions in the level scheme. From {gamma}-ray angular distributions, the lifetimes of levels up to {approx}3.8 MeV in excitation energy were extracted with the Doppler-shift attenuation method. The experimentally deduced values of reduced transition probabilities were compared with the predictions of the quadrupole vibrator model and with large-scale shell model calculations in the fp shell configuration space. Two-phonon states were found to exist with some notable deviation from the predictions of the quadrupole vibrator model, but no evidence for the existence of three-phonon states could be established. Z=28 proton core excitations played a major role in understanding the observed structure.

Chakraborty, A.; Orce, J. N.; Ashley, S. F.; Crider, B. P.; Elhami, E.; McEllistrem, M. T.; Mukhopadhyay, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Brown, B. A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Peters, E. E. [Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Singh, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M1 (Canada); Yates, S. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

193

Implications of NiMH Hysteresis on HEV Battery Testing and Performance  

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Nickel Metal-Hydride (NiMH) is an advanced high-power battery technology that is presently employed in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and is one of several technologies undergoing continuing research and development by FreedomCAR. Unlike some other HEV battery technologies, NiMH exhibits a strong hysteresis effect upon charge and discharge. This hysteresis has a profound impact on the ability to monitor state-of-charge and battery performance. Researchers at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) have been investigating the implications of NiMH hysteresis on HEV battery testing and performance. Experimental results, insights, and recommendations are presented.

Motloch, Chester George; Belt, Jeffrey R; Hunt, Gary Lynn; Ashton, Clair Kirkendall; Murphy, Timothy Collins; Miller, Ted J.; Coates, Calvin; Tataria, H. S.; Lucas, Glenn E.; Duong, T.Q.; Barnes, J.A.; Sutula, Raymond

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Giant Magnetoresistance In Ni/Cu Multilayers Fabricated By Electron-Beam Evaporation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electron beam evaporation technique has been used to deposit the multilayers of Ni-Cu, represented by Si[BL{sub t}/[Ni(t{sub FM})/Cu(t{sub NM})]xn] where Si is used as a substrate and BL is buffer layer, n is the number of bilayers, t, t{sub FM} and t{sub NM} are thicknesses of buffer layer, ferromagnetic (Ni) and nonmagnetic (Cu) layers, respectively. We characterize the multilayers using M-H curves, magnetoresistance measurement (at room temperature)

Vikram, V.; Rahman, Md. Rizwanur; Katiyar, Monica [Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208016 (India)

2008-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

195

Electrochemical and in situ neutron diffraction investigations of La-Ni-Al-H alloys  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Li/metal hydride batteries are a strong contender to replace Ni/Cd batteries. Since the role of alloying components is not yet understood, a combination of electrochemical and neutron diffraction techniques has been designed to investigate metal hydrides. In this work, several Al-substituted LaNi{sub 5} alloys were investigated for their specific capacity (measured by mAh/La and symbolized by x in LaNi{sub 5-y}Al{sub y}H{sub x}), impedance, and cycling stability. Neutron diffraction was used to study the electrochemically induced phase transformation and structure change during charge/discharge.

Peng, W. [Illinois Institute of Technology (United States); Redey, L.; Vissers, D.R.; Myles, K.M.; Carpenter, J.; Richardson; Burr, G. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Phonon densities of states of face-centered-cubic Ni-Fe alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inelastic neutron scattering and nuclear resonant inelastic x-ray scattering were used to determine the phonon densities of states of face-centered-cubic Ni-Fe alloys. Increasing Fe concentration results in an average softening of the phonon modes. Chemical ordering of the Ni0.72Fe0.28 alloy results in a reduction of the partial vibrational entropy of the Fe atoms but does not significantly change the partial vibrational entropy of the Ni atoms. Changes in the phonon densities of states with composition and chemical ordering are discussed and analyzed with a cluster expansion method.

Lucas, Matthew [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base] [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; Mauger, L [California Institute of Technology, W. M. Keck Laboratory, Pasadena] [California Institute of Technology, W. M. Keck Laboratory, Pasadena; Munoz, Jorge A. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena] [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; Halevy, I [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena] [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; Horwath, J [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base] [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; Semiatin, S L [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base] [United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; Leontsev, S. O. [University of Kentucky, Lexington] [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Stone, Matthew B [ORNL] [ORNL; Abernathy, Douglas L [ORNL] [ORNL; Xiao, Yuming [Carnegie Institution of Washington] [Carnegie Institution of Washington; Chow, P [HPCAT Geophysical Lab, Argonne, IL] [HPCAT Geophysical Lab, Argonne, IL; Fultz, B. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena] [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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www.solarenergy.ku.ed Interaction and integration with other  

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harvesting materials Bio-inspired nanotechnology ---high-efficiency conversion of biomass including crop cellulose, algae and microbial systems Fundamental physics of photovolatic process--- Novel nanostructured-T, Klabunde KJ, Rochford C, Wu J, Li J., ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2009, 1(8), 1645-1649. 0.00 0

Peterson, Blake R.

198

Phase-Field Modeling of Microstructure Evolution for Ni-Base ...  

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First Principles Modeling of Shape Memory Alloy Magnetic Refrigeration Materials ... of Lithium Battery Materials LiMPO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni): A Comparative ... Forming-Crush Simulation Optimization Using Internal State Variable Model.

199

NiTiHf High-Temperature Shape-Memory Alloys for near Term ...  

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Development of a SMA-Based Drive Unit for Prehension Orthoses to Support Disabled People Effect of H in Metals and Alloys: An Application to bcc W and NiTi...

200

Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of Cu-Al-Ni SMA for High ...  

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Development of a SMA-Based Drive Unit for Prehension Orthoses to Support Disabled People Effect of H in Metals and Alloys: An Application to bcc W and NiTi...

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Structure-Property Relationships for Ni-Ti-Pt High Temperature ...  

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Development of a SMA-Based Drive Unit for Prehension Orthoses to Support Disabled People Effect of H in Metals and Alloys: An Application to bcc W and NiTi...

202

Hf-Doped Ni-Al2O3 Interfaces at Equilibrium  

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In this study, a series of dewetting experiments of pure and Hf-doped Ni films on sapphire and HfO2 substrates were conducted in order to measure the change in interface energy of the Ni-Al2O3 interface in the presence of Hf, and to study Hf interfacial segregation. It was found that Hf oxidizes under the conditions of the experiment (P(O2)=10-20atm.), and that the presence of HfO2 at the Ni-Al2O3 interface increases the interface energy from 2.16 0.2 to 2.7 0.4 [J/m2]. This result contradicts several theoretical studies that predict that Hf segregates to the interface to stabilize it thermodynamically. The solubility of Hf in bulk Ni was found to be significantly lower than the value reported in the equilibrium phase diagram.

Meltzman, Hila [Technion, Israel Institute of Technology; Besmann, Theodore M [ORNL; Kaplan, Prof. Wayne D. [Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Absence of long-range chemical ordering in equimolar FeCoCrNi  

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Equimolar FeCoCrNi alloys have been the topic of recent research as 'high-entropy alloys,' where the name is derived from the high configurational entropy of mixing for a random solid solution. Despite their name, no systematic study of ordering in this alloy system has been performed to date. Here, we present results from anomalous x-ray scattering and neutron scattering on quenched and annealed samples. An alloy of FeNi{sub 3} was prepared in the same manner to act as a control. Evidence of long-range chemical ordering is clearly observed in the annealed FeNi{sub 3} sample from both experimental techniques. The FeCoCrNi sample given the same heat treatment lacks long-range chemical order.

Lucas, M. S. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States); UTC Inc., 1270 North Fairfield Road, Dayton, Ohio 45432 (United States); Wilks, G. B.; Senkov, O. N. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States); UES, Inc., 4401 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45432 (United States); Mauger, L.; Munoz, J. A. [California Institute of Technology, W. M. Keck Laboratory 138-78, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Michel, E. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States); Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435 (United States); Horwath, J.; Semiatin, S. L. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (United States); Stone, M. B.; Abernathy, D. L. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1, Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States); Karapetrova, E. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

204

Controlling Activity and Stability of Ni-YSZ Catalysts for On-Anode Reforming  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purposes of the project are to develop an effective Ni-YSZ-based anode for on-anode reforming of methane and natural gas and develop methods to control endothermic steam reforming activity.

King, D.L.; Wang, Y.; Chin, Y-H.; Lin, Y.; Roh, H-S.; Rozmiarek, B.

2005-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

205

Characterization of LiNi?.?Mn?.?O? Thin Film Cathode Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition  

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LiNi?.?Mn?.?O? thin films have been grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on stainless steel (SS) substrates. The crystallinity and structure of thin films were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Microstructure and ...

Xia, Hui

206

E14: Grain Boundary Misorientation Statistics in Polycrystalline Ni-Bi  

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B7: Synthesis and Electrical Properties of K2NiF4-Type (Ca2-xLnx)MnO4 (Ln=Nd and Sm) B8: Monitoring Oxygen Diffusion in Gd-Doped Ceria by Null...

207

Ni-Si Alloys for the S-I Reactor-Hydrogen Production Process Interface  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall goal of this project was to develop Ni-Si alloys for use in vessels to contain hot, pressurized sulfuric acid. The application was to be in the decomposition loop of the thermochemical cycle for production of hydrogen.

Joseph W. Newkirk; Richard K. Brow

2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

208

Study of gamma cascades of 59Ni by thermal neutron reaction  

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The quantum properties are important to study nuclear structure. The energy, spin, parity, transition order are usually interesting to research. In this experiment, 59Ni is activated by thermal neutron on 3rd horizontal channel of Dalat nuclear Reactor.

Nguyen An Son

2013-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

209

Investigation of the Partition Coefficient in the Ni-Fe-Nb Alloys: A ...  

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*West Virginia University WV, USA, Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia ... The Nb containing Ni-based superalloys used for the production of large ... land based gas turbines. ... quenching oil bath in the bottom of the alumina tube furnace as.

210

Graphene-on-Insulator Transistors Made Using C on Ni Chemical-Vapor Deposition  

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Graphene transistors are made by transferring a thin graphene film grown on Ni onto an insulating SiO[subscript 2] substrate. The properties and integration of these graphene-on-insulator transistors are presented and ...

Keast, Craig L.

211

Stability of Ni-Nb-based and Zr-based bulk metallic glasses against environmental degradation.  

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???The ternary (Ni8Nb5)99.5Sb0.5 bulk metallic glass (BMG) was synthesized in this thesis and the corrosion, oxidation and high temperature induced crystallization behaviors are investigated. The (more)

L, Junxia (???)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Thermodynamic modeling and experimental validation of the Fe-Al-Ni-Cr-Mo alloy system  

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NiAl-type precipitate-strengthened ferritic steels have been known as potential materials for the steam turbine applications. In this study, thermodynamic descriptions of the B2-NiAl type nano-scaled precipitates and body-centered-cubic (BCC) Fe matrix phase for four alloys based on the Fe-Al-Ni-Cr-Mo system were developed as a function of the alloy composition at the aging temperature. The calculated phase structure, composition, and volume fraction were validated by the experimental investigations using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and atom probe tomography. With the ability to accurately predict the key microstructural features related to the mechanical properties in a given alloy system, the established thermodynamic model in the current study may significantly accelerate the alloy design process of the NiAl-strengthened ferritic steels.

Teng, Zhenke [ORNL; Zhang, F [CompuTherm LLC, Madison, WI; Miller, Michael K [ORNL; Liu, Chain T [Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Huang, Shenyan [ORNL; Chou, Y.T. [Multi-Phase Services Inc., Knoxville; Tien, R [Multi-Phase Services Inc., Knoxville; Chang, Y A [ORNL; Liaw, Peter K [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

3D-FEM Calculations of Rafting in Ni-Base Superalloys Based on ...  

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of Ni-base superalloys, these belong to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation, have been .... [15] A narrow temperature distribution is also expected with the use of one...

214

Ab Initio Studies of Coke Formation on Ni Catalysts During Methane Reforming  

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The atomic-scale processes that control the formation of carbon deposits on Ni catalysts in reforming applications are poorly understood. Ab initio Density Functional Theory calculations have been used to examine several key elementary steps in the complex network of chemical reactions that precedes carbon formation on practical catalysts. Attention has been focused on the disproportionation of CO. A comparative study of this reaction on flat and stepped crystal planes of Ni has provided the first direct evidence that surface carbon formation is driven by elementary reactions occurring at defect sites on Ni catalysts. The adsorption and diffusion of atomic H on several flat and stepped Ni surfaces has also been characterized experimentally.

David S. Sholl

2006-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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AB INITIO STUDIES OF COKE FORMATION ON NI CATALYSTS DURING METHANE REFORMING  

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The atomic-scale processes that control the formation of carbon deposits on Ni catalysts in reforming applications are poorly understood. Ab initio Density Functional Theory calculations have been used to examine several key elementary steps in the complex network of chemical reactions that precedes carbon formation on practical catalysts. Attention has been focused on the disproportionation of CO. A comparative study of this reaction on flat and stepped crystal planes of Ni has provided the first direct evidence that surface carbon formation is driven by elementary reactions occurring at defect sites on Ni catalysts. The adsorption and diffusion of atomic H on several flat and stepped Ni surfaces has also been characterized experimentally.

David S. Sholl

2004-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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F-3: Hydrogen Storage Properties of Graphite-modified MgNiCe ...  

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Abstract Scope, The Mg17Ni1.5Ce0.5 hydrogen storage composites with different contents of graphite were prepared by a new method of mechanical milling...

218

Evaluation of the Ni 3 Al Base Alloys IC221 and IC218LZr  

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National Laboratory (ORNL). This paper deals with properties of the two Ni Al base alloys, IC218LZr and IC221 whose compositions are given in Table I. These ...

219

Development of Co-Free Ni-Base Superalloy for HTGR  

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Co-free Ni-base superalloy which can be used for heat exchanger tube in high temper- ature helium gas cooled reactor. The effects of Cr, W and No as solution.

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Aliovalent titanium substitution in layered mixed Li Ni-Mn-Co oxides for lithium battery applications  

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Improved electrochemical characteristics are observed for Li[Ni1/3Co1/3-yMyMn1/3]O2 cathode materials when M=Ti and ycapacity.

Kam, Kinson; Doeff, Marca M.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variation of electrical resistance in superelastic NiTi for sensor applications  

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Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) is a most commonly known as a heat-activated shape memory alloy. However, the material sometimes displays a constant-temperature property called "superelasticity." A superelastic material is one which ...

Russo, Analisa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Heat treatment of NiCrFe alloy to optimize resistance to intergrannular stress corrosion  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process of producing a NiCrFe alloy having a high resistance to stress corrosion cracking comprising heating a NiCrFe alloy to a temperature sufficient to enable the carbon present in the alloy body in the form of carbide deposits to enter into solution, rapidly cool the alloy body, and heat the cooled body to a temperature between 1100.degree. to 1500.degree. F. for about 1 to 30 hours.

Steeves, Arthur F. (Schenectady, NY); Bibb, Albert E. (Clifton Park, NY)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Towards the photoreduction of CO{sub 2} with Ni(bpy){sub n}{sup 2+} complexes  

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When an acetonitrile solution containing Ni(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+}, trithylamine and CO{sub 2} is irradiated at 313 nm, CO is produced with a quantum yield {approximately} 0.1% (defined as CO produced/photons absorbed). Flash photolysis, electrochemistry, and pulse radiolysis experiments provide evidence for the formation of Ni{sup I}(bpy){sub 2+}, as an intermediate, in the photochemical Ni(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+}/TEA/CO{sub 2} system. Although Ni{sup 0}(bpy){sub 2} does react with CO{sub 2}, Ni{sup I}(bpy){sub 2+} seems unreactive toward CO{sub 2} addition. The x-ray structure of [Ni{sub 3}(bpy){sub 6}](ClO{sub 4}), which crystallize as blue-violet needles, reveals the existence of a dimer in the solid. UV-vis spectra also indicate that reduced Ni(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} solutions contain Ni{sup I}(bpy){sub 2+}, Ni{sup 0}(bpy){sub 2} and [Ni(bpy){sub 2}]{sub 2} complexes in equilibrium.

Mori, Y.; Szalda, D.J.; Brunschwig, B.S.; Schwarz, H.A.; Fujita, E.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Characteristics and effects of {gamma}-NiOOH on cell performance and a method to quantify it in nickel electrodes  

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This study describes the characteristics and effects of gamma ({gamma})-NiOOH on cell performance and a method to quantify it in NiCd and NiMH battery systems. {gamma}-NiOOH is formed in nickel electrodes under conditions of aging, high percent overcharge, charge rates, and electrolyte concentrations. Formation of this phase results in swelling of the nickel electrode and leads to possible shorting due to fracturing. The fracturing of particles results in increased surface area. It also plays a role in drying the separator. All of these factors lead to cycle-life failure. These failure characteristics were measured in a NiCd cell as a function of charge and discharge cycles. A method to quantify {gamma}-NiOOH using x-ray diffraction was developed. It was found that the integrated peak intensities obtained from the 003 peak of {gamma}-NiOOH were approximately three times greater than that of the 001 peak of {beta}-NiOOH. These peaks were used since they were related to the highest intensities. This information was used in calculating the ratio of {gamma}/{gamma}+ {beta} in a charged NiOOH electrode. This technique allows one to quantify the amount of {gamma}-NiOOH as a function of cycles, rates, and different depths of discharge.

Singh, D. [Energizer Power Systems, Gainesville, FL (United States)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Water-Gas Shift and CO Methanation Reactions over Ni-CeO2(111) Catalysts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopies were used to study the interaction of Ni atoms with CeO2(111) surfaces. Upon adsorption on CeO2(111) at 300 K, nickel remains in a metallic state. Heating to elevated temperatures (500 800 K) leads to partial reduction of the ceria substrate with the formation of Ni2? species that exists as NiO and/or Ce1-xNixO2-y. Interactions of nickel with the oxide substrate significantly reduce the density of occupied Ni 3d states near the Fermi level. The results of core-level photoemission and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure point to weakly bound CO species on CeO2(111) which are clearly distinguishable from the formation of chemisorbed carbonates. In the presence of Ni, a stronger interaction is observed with chemisorption of CO on the admetal. When the Ni is in contact with Ce?3 cations, CO dissociates on the surface at 300 K forming NiCx compounds that may be involved in the formation of CH4 at higher temperatures. At medium and large Ni coverages ([0.3 ML), the Ni/CeO2(111) surfaces are able to catalyze the production of methane from CO and H2, with an activity slightly higher than that of Ni(100) or Ni(111). On the other hand, at small coverages of Ni (\\0.3 ML), the Ni/CeO2(111) surfaces exhibit a very low activity for CO methanation but are very good catalysts for the water gas shift reaction.

Senanayake, Sanjaya D [ORNL; Evans, Jaime [Universidad Central de Venezuela; Agnoli, Stefano [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Barrio, Laura [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Chen, Tsung-Liang [ORNL; Hrbek, Jan [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Radriguez, Jose [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental determination and thermodynamic modeling of the Ni-Re binary system  

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The phase diagram of the Ni-Re binary system has been partially reinvestigated by chemical, structural and thermal characterization of the arc melted alloys. The experimental results obtained during the present investigation were combined with the literature data and a new phase diagram of the Ni-Re binary system is proposed. In comparison with the Ni-Re phase diagram proposed by Nash et al. in 1985 [1], significant differences in the homogeneity domains, freezing ranges and peritectic reaction temperature were evidenced. On the other hand, thermodynamic modeling of the studied system by using the new experimental information has also been carried out with the help of the CALPHAD method. The calculated Ni-Re phase diagram showed a good agreement with the selected experimental information. - Graphical abstract: Ni-Re phase diagram according to the present study. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Re-investigation of the Ni-Re phase diagram. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Extended phase field of the hcp phase. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Different freezing ranges and peritectic reaction temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermodynamic modeling of the studied system by using the CALPHAD method.

Yaqoob, Khurram [Chimie Metallurgique des Terres Rares (CMTR), Institut de Chimie et des Materiaux Paris-Est (ICMPE), 2-8 rue Henri Dunant, 94320 Thiais Cedex (France)] [Chimie Metallurgique des Terres Rares (CMTR), Institut de Chimie et des Materiaux Paris-Est (ICMPE), 2-8 rue Henri Dunant, 94320 Thiais Cedex (France); Joubert, Jean-Marc, E-mail: jean-marc.joubert@icmpe.cnrs.fr [Chimie Metallurgique des Terres Rares (CMTR), Institut de Chimie et des Materiaux Paris-Est (ICMPE), 2-8 rue Henri Dunant, 94320 Thiais Cedex (France)] [Chimie Metallurgique des Terres Rares (CMTR), Institut de Chimie et des Materiaux Paris-Est (ICMPE), 2-8 rue Henri Dunant, 94320 Thiais Cedex (France)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

227

EFFECT OF FUEL IMPURITY ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF Ni-YSZ ANODE OF SOFCs  

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Electricity production through the integration of coal gasification with solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) may potentially be an efficient technique for clean energy generation. However, multiple minor and trace components are naturally present in coals. These impurities in coal gas not only degrade the electrochemical performance of Ni-YSZ anode used in SOFCs, but also severely endanger the structural integrity of the Ni-YSZ anode. In this paper, effect of the trace impurity of the coal syngases on the mechanical degradation of Ni-YSZ anode was studied by using an integrated experimental/modeling approach. Phosphorus is taken as an example of impurity. Anode-support button cell was used to experimentally explore the migration of phosphorous impurity in the Ni-YSZ anode of SOFCs. X-ray mapping was used to show elemental distributions and new phase formation. The subsequent finite element stress analyses were conducted using the actual microstructure of the anode to illustrate the degradation mechanism. It was found that volume expansion induced by the Ni phase change produces high stress level such that local failure of the Ni-YSZ anode is possible under the operating conditions

Liu, Wenning N.; Sun, Xin; Marina, Olga A.; Pederson, Larry R.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Endophytic bacteria improve phytoremediation of Ni and TCE co-contamination  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this work was to investigate if engineered endophytes can improve phytoremediation of co-contaminations by organic pollutants and toxic metals. As a model system, yellow lupine was inoculated with the endophyte Burkholderia cepacia VM1468 possessing (a) the pTOM-Bu61 plasmid, coding for constitutive trichloroethylene (TCE) degradation, and (b) the ncc-nre Ni resistance/sequestration system. Plants were exposed to Ni and TCE and (a) Ni and TCE phytotoxicity, (b) TCE degradation and evapotranspiration, and (c) Ni concentrations in the roots and shoots were determined. Inoculation with B. cepacia VM1468 resulted in decreased Ni and TCE phytotoxicity, as measured by 30% increased root biomass and up to 50% decreased activities of enzymes involved in anti-oxidative defence in the roots. In addition, TCE evapotranspiration showed a decreasing trend and a 5 times higher Ni uptake was observed after inoculation. Engineered endophytes can improve phytoremediation of mixed contaminations via enhanced degradation of organic contaminants and improved metal uptake and translocation.

Weyens, N.; van der Lelie, D.; Croes, S.; Dupae, J.; Newman, L.; Carleer, R.; Vangronsveld, J.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Metallic glass alloys of Zr, Ti, Cu and Ni  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

At least quaternary alloys form metallic glass upon cooling below the glass transition temperature at a rate less than 10.sup.3 K/s. Such alloys comprise titanium from 19 to 41 atomic percent, an early transition metal (ETM) from 4 to 21 atomic percent and copper plus a late transition metal (LTM) from 49 to 64 atomic percent. The ETM comprises zirconium and/or hafnium. The LTM comprises cobalt and/or nickel. The composition is further constrained such that the product of the copper plus LTM times the atomic proportion of LTM relative to the copper is from 2 to 14. The atomic percentage of ETM is less than 10 when the atomic percentage of titanium is as high as 41, and may be as large as 21 when the atomic percentage of titanium is as low as 24. Furthermore, when the total of copper and LTM are low, the amount of LTM present must be further limited. Another group of glass forming alloys has the formula (ETM.sub.1-x Ti.sub.x).sub.a Cu.sub.b (Ni.sub.1-y Co.sub.y).sub.c wherein x is from 0.1 to 0.3, y.cndot.c is from 0 to 18, a is from 47 to 67, b is from 8 to 42, and c is from 4 to 37. This definition of the alloys has additional constraints on the range of copper content, b.

Lin, Xianghong (Pasadena, CA); Peker, Atakan (Pasadena, CA); Johnson, William L. (Pasadena, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The hydrogen embrittlement of Ni-Cr-Fe alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It has been proposed that the stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of nickel-based alloys in low-temperature hydrogenated water is due to hydrogen embrittlement. The purpose of this work was to investigate the role of chromium on hydrogen embrittlement of Ni-Cr-Fe alloys and thus develop a better understanding of the low-temperature SCC phenomenon. The effect of chromium on the hydrogen embrittlement was examined using tensile tests followed by material evaluation via scanning electron microscopy and light optical microscopy. Four alloys were prepared with chromium contents ranging from 6 wt. percent to 35 wt. percent. In the noncharged condition, ductility, as measured by the percent elongation or reduction in area, increased as the alloy chromium content increased. Hydrogen appeared to have only minor effects on the mechanical properties of the low chromium alloys. The addition of hydrogen had a marked effect on the ductility of the higher chromium alloys. In the 26% chromium alloy, the elongation to failure was reduced from 53% to 14% with a change in fracture mode from ductile dimple to intergranular failure. A maximum in embrittlement was observed in the 26% Cr alloy. The maximum in embrittlement coincided with the minimum in stacking-fault energy. It is proposed that the increased hydrogen embrittlement in the high-chromium alloys is due to increased slip planarity caused by the low stacking-fault energy. Slip planarity did not appear to affect the fracture of the noncharged specimens.

Symons, D.M.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

231

Gradual localization of Ni 3d states in LaNiO3 ultrathin films induced by dimensional crossover  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In situ photoemission spectroscopy and x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) have been performed on LaNiO3 (LNO) ultrathin films grown on LaAlO3 substrates to investigate the origin of the thickness-dependent metalinsulator transition (MIT). With decreasing film thickness, the progressive weakening of a quasiparticle peak at the Fermi level (EF ) occurs below 10 monolayer (ML), and the further depletion of spectral weight at EF leads to pseudogap behavior at 3 6 ML. The pseudogap finally evolves into a full gap, indicating that the thickness-dependent MIT takes place at a critical film thickness of 2 3 ML. The observed spectral behavior is in line with the transport properties of LNO ultrathin films. The thickness dependence of the spectral intensity is compared with realistic multiorbital dynamical mean-field theory. The experimental spectral function was found to depend on the film thickness more strongly than the theoretical one for thinner systems, indicating that the thickness-dependent MIT in LNO is caused by the crossover from three to two dimensions, during which the spatial correlations are progressively enhanced. The XAS results suggest that a charge disproportionate state is strongly suppressed in LNO ultrathin films plausibly as a result of epitaxial strain from the substrates. These results strongly suggest that a novel insulating state is realized in LNO films at a thin limit.

Sakai, E. [University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Tamamitsu, M. [University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Yoshimatsu, K [University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Okamoto, Satoshi [ORNL; Horiba, K. [University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Oshima, M [University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Kumigashira, H [University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Magnetic field-induced phase transformation and variant reorientation in Ni2MnGa and NiMnCoIn magnetic shape memory alloys  

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The purpose of this work is to reveal the governing mechanisms responsible for the magnetic field-induced i) martensite reorientation in Ni2MnGa single crystals, ii) stress-assisted phase transformation in Ni2MnGa single crystals and iii) phase transformation in NiMnCoIn alloys. The ultimate goal of utilizing these mechanisms is to increase the actuation stress levels in magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs). Extensive experimental work on magneto-thermo-mechanical (MTM) characterization of these materials enabled us to i) better understand the ways to increase the actuation stress and strain and decrease the required magnetic field for actuation in MSMAs, ii) determine the effects of main MTM parameters on reversible magnetic field induced phase transformation, such as magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy (MAE), Zeeman energy (ZE), stress hysteresis, thermal hysteresis, critical stress for the stress induced phase transformation and crystal orientation, iii) find out the feasibility of employing polycrystal MSMAs, and iv) formulate a thermodynamical framework to capture the energetics of magnetic field-induced phase transformations in MSMAs. Magnetic shape memory properties of Ni2MnGa single crystals were characterized by monitoring magnetic field-induced strain (MFIS) as a function of compressive stress and stress-induced strain as a function of magnetic field. It is revealed that the selection of the operating temperature with respect to martensite start and Curie temperatures is critical in optimizing actuator performance. The actuation stress of 5 MPa and work output of 157 kJm?3 are obtained by the field-induced variant reorientation in NiMnGa alloys. Reversible and one-way stress-assisted field-induced phase transformations are observed in Ni2MnGa single crystals under low field magnitudes (transformation and shape memory characteristics of NiMnCoIn single crystals are also studied. Reversible field-induced phase transformation is observed only under high magnetic fields (>4T). Necessary magnetic and mechanical conditions, and materials design and selection guidelines are proposed to search for field-induced phase transformation in other ferromagnetic materials that undergo thermoelastic martensitic phase transformation.

Karaca, Haluk Ersin

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Certain aspects of the melting, casting and welding of Ni{sub 3}Al alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two alloys under development for castings are IC221M, (nominal composition Ni-8Al-7.7Cr-1.4Mo-1.7Zr wt %), and IC396M (nominal composition Ni-8Al-7.7Cr-3Mo-0.85Zr wt %). These alloys can be melted and cast using the techniques normally used for Ni-based materials. Oxidation of the liquid alloys can be controlled by vacuum processing or inert gas cover during processing. The liquid alloys can react with silica and zircon sands during casting, but this can be controlled through the use of appropriate mold washes like carbon-based materials. Welding studies showed that these alloys are susceptible to solidification cracking in weld fusion zones; the cracks are generally associated with occurrence of Ni-Ni{sub 5}Zr eutectic in interdendritic regions of the weld. Amount of eutectic in the weld microstructures increases with Zr concentration in weld filler metal. Weld filler metal Zr concentrations of 3 wt % and higher prevented solidification cracking of weld deposits on the base casting alloys; This is consistent with accepted phenomonological theory of this process. A weld filler metal with a composition of Ni-8Al-7.7Cr-1.5Mo-3.0Zr wt % was prepared and used to gas tungsten arc weld together 15-mm-thick plates of the IC221M alloy. This weldment was free of cracks. Weldment tensile specimens were machined from the plate and tested at 21, 800, and 900 C. Weldment yield strength at elevated temperatures was higher than room temperature and nearly comparable with that of the base IC221M alloy. Evaluation of the cast Ni{sub 3}Al alloys for furnace furniture, turbocharger rotors, and manufacturing tooling is also briefly discussed.

Santella, M.L.; Sikka, V.K.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Reducing the deactivation of Ni-metal during the catalytic partial oxidation of a surrogate diesel fuel mixture  

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Ni catalysts are active and selective for the conversion of hydrocarbon into synthesis gas. However, conventional supported Ni catalysts rapidly deactivate at the high temperatures required for partial oxidation of diesel fuel by sintering and metal vaporization, as well as by carbon deposition and sulfur poisoning. Thus, to reduce deactivation Ni (3 wt%) was substituted into the structures of Ba-hexaaluminate (BNHA) and LaSrZr pyrochlore (LSZN), and their activity was compared to a supported Ni/Al2O3 for the catalytic partial oxidation (CPOX) of a surrogate diesel fuel. Characterization by XRD showed a single phase #2;-alumina for the hexaaluminate, while LSZN had a pyrochlore structure with a defect SrZrO3 perovskite phase. Temperature programmed reduction experiments confirmed Ni was reducible in all catalysts. XANES results confirmed that Ni atoms were substituted into the hexaaluminate and pyrochlore structures, as spectra for each catalyst showed different coordination environments for Ni compared to a NiO standard. During CPOX activity tests (T = 900 ?C and WHSV= 50,000 scc/gcat/h), the LSZN pyrochlore produced stable H2 and CO yields in the presence of 5 wt% 1-methylnaphthalene and 50ppmw dibenzothiophene/n-tetradecane for 2 h, while both Ni/Al2O3 and BNHA catalysts were irreversibly deactivated by this mixture over the same time. Activity loss was strongly linked to carbon formation.

Haynes, D.; Campos, A.; Smith, M.; Berry, D.; Shekhawat, D.; Spivey, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Metallic glass alloys of Zr, Ti, Cu and Ni  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

At least quaternary alloys form metallic glass upon cooling below the glass transition temperature at a rate less than 10{sup 3} K/s. Such alloys comprise titanium from 19 to 41 atomic percent, an early transition metal (ETM) from 4 to 21 atomic percent and copper plus a late transition metal (LTM) from 49 to 64 atomic percent. The ETM comprises zirconium and/or hafnium. The LTM comprises cobalt and/or nickel. The composition is further constrained such that the product of the copper plus LTM times the atomic proportion of LTM relative to the copper is from 2 to 14. The atomic percentage of ETM is less than 10 when the atomic percentage of titanium is as high as 41, and may be as large as 21 when the atomic percentage of titanium is as low as 24. Furthermore, when the total of copper and LTM are low, the amount of LTM present must be further limited. Another group of glass forming alloys has the formula (ETM{sub 1{minus}x}Ti{sub x}){sub a} Cu{sub b} (Ni{sub 1{minus}y}Co{sub y}){sub c} wherein x is from 0.1 to 0.3, y{center_dot}c is from 0 to 18, a is from 47 to 67, b is from 8 to 42, and c is from 4 to 37. This definition of the alloys has additional constraints on the range of copper content, b. 2 figs.

Lin, X.; Peker, A.; Johnson, W.L.

1997-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Purification and Characterization of [NiFe]-Hydrogenase of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1  

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The ?-proteobacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 possesses a periplasmic [NiFe]-hydrogenase (MR-1 [NiFe]-H2ase) that was implicated in both H2 production and oxidation as well as technetium [Tc(VII)] reduction. To characterize the roles of MR-1 [NiFe]-H2ase in these proposed reactions, the genes encoding both subunits of MR-1 [NiFe]-H2ase were cloned into a protein expression vector. The resulting plasmid was transformed into a MR-1 mutant deficient in H2 formation. Expression of MR-1 [NiFe]-H2ase in trans restored the mutants ability to produce H2 at 37% of that for wild type. Following expression, MR-1 [NiFe]-H2ase was purified to near homogeneity. The purified MR-1 [NiFe]-H2ase could couple H2 oxidation to reduction of Tc(VII) and methyl viologen directly. Change of the buffers used affected MR-1 [NiFe]-H2ase-mediated Tc(VII) but not methyl viologen reductions. Under the conditions tested, Tc(VII) reduction was complete in Tris buffer but not in HEPES buffer. The reduced Tc(IV) was soluble in Tris buffer but insoluble in HEPES buffer. Transmission electron microscopy analysis revealed that Tc(IV) precipitates formed in HEPES buffer were packed with crystallites. Although X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy measurements confirmed that the reduction products found in both buffers were Tc(IV), extended X-ray adsorption fine-structure measurements revealed that these products were very different. While the product in Tris buffer could not be determined, the Tc(IV) product in HEPES buffer was very similar to Tc(IV)O2nH2O. These results shows for the first time that MR-1 [NiFe]-H2ase is a bidirectional enzyme that catalyzes both H2 formation and oxidation as well as Tc(VII) reduction directly by coupling H2 oxidation.

Shi, Liang; Belchik, Sara M.; Plymale, Andrew E.; Heald, Steve M.; Dohnalkova, Alice; Sybirna, Kateryna; Bottin, Herve; Squier, Thomas C.; Zachara, John M.; Fredrickson, Jim K.

2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ variable temperature X-ray diffraction studies on the transformations of nano-precursors to La-Ni-O phases  

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In situ variable temperature XRD (VT-XRD) measurements on the transformation of nano-precursors to La-Ni-O phases are presented. Experimental results showed that LaNiO{sub 3} and La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} phases were formed at ca. 700 deg. C via the reaction of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and NiO (from the initial nano-precursors), where a relatively low temperature of 700 deg. C was found for the synthesis of La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}. The formation of La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7} at higher temperature (up to 1150 deg.C) appeared to proceed through a further reaction of La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} with unreacted NiO, whilst the formation of La{sub 4}Ni{sub 3}O{sub 10} (at 1075 deg. C) proceeded via a further decomposition of LaNiO{sub 3}. Although phase pure La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7} and La{sub 4}Ni{sub 3}O{sub 10} were not directly obtained under the processing conditions herein, the results of this study allow for a better understanding of formation pathways, particularly for the higher order La-Ni-O phases. - Graphical abstract: In situ variable temperature XRD showing the phase formation pathway of La{sub n+1}Ni{sub n}O{sub 3n+1} at evaluated temperatures. Highlights: > In situ VT-XRD was utilized to study the pathways for La{sub n+1}Ni{sub n}O{sub 3n+1} formations. > LaNiO{sub 3} and La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} phases were formed via the reaction of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and NiO, respectively. > La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7} phase was formed via further reaction of La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} phase with unreacted NiO. > La{sub 4}Ni{sub 3}O{sub 10} phase was formed via further decomposition of LaNiO{sub 3} phase.

Weng Xiaole [Department of Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang Provincial Engineering Research Center of Industrial Boiler and Furnace Flue Gas Pollution Control, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Knowles, Jonathan C. [Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8LD (United Kingdom); WCU Research Centre of Nanobiomedical Science, Dankook University, San 29, Anseo-dong, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungnam 330-714 (Korea, Republic of); Abrahams, Isaac [Centre for Materials Research, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Wu Zhongbiao [Department of Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang Provincial Engineering Research Center of Industrial Boiler and Furnace Flue Gas Pollution Control, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Darr, Jawwad A., E-mail: j.a.darr@ucl.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, University College London, Christopher Ingold Laboratories, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ (United Kingdom)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A decrease in NiO-MgO phase through its solid solution equilibrium with tetragonal (La1-zSrz)2Ni1-yMgyO4-?: effect on catalytic partial oxidation of methane  

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Calcination of an oxide mixture consisting of 0.4 La2O3, 0.2 SrCO2, (1 - x)NiO, and xMgO at 800C results in an equilibrium between tetragonal (La1-zSrz)2Ni1-yMgyO4-? ...

Xiong Yin; Liang Hong; Zhengliang Gong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Room-temperature diluted magnetic semiconductors p-(Ga,Ni)N  

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High concentration (5 at. %) Ni was incorporated into a chemical vapor deposition-grown GaN film by using a thin protecting Ni layer on top of the GaN film during ion implantation. After etching off the protecting layer, subsequent annealing up to 800 deg. C under flowing N{sub 2} resulted in a p-type GaN with apparent ferromagnetic behavior up to {approx}320 K. In addition, the ferromagnetic behavior became more manifest with increasing annealing temperature that increases hole concentration. No presence of any other second phases nor clusters in the Ni-implanted region was identifiable, at least to the 0.2 nm point-to-point resolution of high resolution transmission electron microscopy. This novel indirect implantation process that being easy to implement appears promising for attaining room-temperature diluted magnetic semiconductors which are applicable to magnetotransport, magneto-optical and spintronics devices, among others.

Huang, R.-T.; Hsu, C.-F.; Kai, J.-J.; Chen, F.-R.; Chin, T.-S. [Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China)

2005-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

240

Effect of Ni on Cu precipitation kinetics in \\alpha-Fe by AKMC study  

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The kinetics of coherent Cu rich precipitation in Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Ni alloys during thermal ageing have been modeled by Atomic Kinetic Monte Carlo method (AKMC). The AKMC is parameterized by existing ab-inito data to treat vacancy mediated diffusion which is depend on local atomic environment. A nonlinear semi-empirical time adjusting method is proposed to rescaled the MC time. The combined AKMC and time adjusting method give good agreement with experiments and other simulations, including advancement factor and the Cu cluster mobility. Simulations of ternary alloys reveal Ni has a temporal delay effect on Cu precipitation. This effect is caused by the decreasing diffusion coefficient of Cu clusters. And the reduction effect of diffusion coefficient weakens with cluster size. The simulations can be used to explain the experimental phenomenon that higher cluster number density formed during coasening stage in Fe-Cu-Ni alloys than corresponding binary alloy, which is related to cluster mobility.

Wang, Yi; Liu, Xiang Bing; Wang, Rong Shan; Wang, Jing Tao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Nature of yrast excitations near N=40: Level structure of Ni-67  

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Excited states in Ni-67 were populated in deep-inelastic reactions of a Ni-64 beam at 430 MeV on a thick U-238 target. A level scheme built on the previously known 13 micro-s isomer has been delineated up to an excitation energy of ~5.3 MeV and a tentative spin and parity of (21/2-). Shell model calculations have been carried out using two effective interactions in the f5/2pg9/2 model space with a Ni-56 core. Satisfactory agreement between experiment and theory is achieved for the measured transition energies and branching ratios. The calculations indicate that the yrast states are associated with rather complex configurations, herewith demonstrating the relative weakness of the N=40 subshell gap and the importance of multi particle-hole excitations involving the g9/2 neutron orbital.

S. Zhu; R. V. F. Janssens; M. P. Carpenter; C. J. Chiara; R. Broda; B. Fornal; N. Hoteling; W. Krolas; T. Lauritsen; T. Pawlat; D. Seweryniak; I. Stefanescu; J. R. Stone; W. B. Walters; X. Wang; J. Wrzesinski

2012-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

242

Nature of yrast excitations near N=40: Level structure of Ni-67  

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Excited states in Ni-67 were populated in deep-inelastic reactions of a Ni-64 beam at 430 MeV on a thick U-238 target. A level scheme built on the previously known 13 micro-s isomer has been delineated up to an excitation energy of ~5.3 MeV and a tentative spin and parity of (21/2-). Shell model calculations have been carried out using two effective interactions in the f5/2pg9/2 model space with a Ni-56 core. Satisfactory agreement between experiment and theory is achieved for the measured transition energies and branching ratios. The calculations indicate that the yrast states are associated with rather complex configurations, herewith demonstrating the relative weakness of the N=40 subshell gap and the importance of multi particle-hole excitations involving the g9/2 neutron orbital.

Zhu, S; Carpenter, M P; Chiara, C J; Broda, R; Fornal, B; Hoteling, N; Krolas, W; Lauritsen, T; Pawlat, T; Seweryniak, D; Stefanescu, I; Stone, J R; Walters, W B; Wang, X; Wrzesinski, J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Field dependence of the superconducting basal plane anisotropy of TmNi2B2C  

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The superconductor TmNi2B2C possesses a significant fourfold basal plane anisotropy, leading to a square vortex lattice (VL) at intermediate fields. However, unlike other members of the borocarbide superconductors, the anisotropy in TmNi2B2C appears to decrease with increasing field, evident by a reentrance of the square VL phase. We have used small-angle neutron scattering measurements of the VL to study the field dependence of the anisotropy. Our results provide a direct, quantitative measurement of the decreasing anisotropy. We attribute this reduction of the basal plane anisotropy to the strong Pauli paramagnetic effects observed in TmNi2B2C and the resulting expansion of vortex cores near Hc2.

Das, P.; Densmore, J.M.; Rastovski, C.; Schlesinger, K.J.; Laver, M.; Dewhurst, C.D.; Littrell, K.; Budko, Serguei L.; Canfield, Paul C.; Eskildsen, M.R.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Fabrication of Si nano-pillar array through Ni nano-dot mask using inductively coupled plasma  

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Fabrication of Si nano-pillar array through Ni nano-dot mask using inductively coupled plasma Mun-Dong, Jangan-Gu, Suwon, 440-746, South Korea Available online 9 September 2004 Abstract We formed Si nano-pillar array using inductively coupled plasma (ICP) etching of Si with Ni nano-dot mask. For the formation

Yeom, Geun Young

245

Catalytic partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas over Ni-based catalysts. 2: Transient, FTIR, and XRD measurements  

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Ni/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalysts were studied under conditions of partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas. Temperature-programmed oxidation and hydrogenation experiments have shown that carbon accumulation over Ni/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} during CPO remains essentially constant after 2 h time on-stream, while over Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} it increases during the initial several hours. FTIR spectroscopy of surface species formed over the Ni/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst under reaction conditions indicates that the carbonate species formed over the support do not decompose under He and O{sub 2} treatment at 600 C. XRD spectra obtained following high ({approximately}90%) or low (<10%) methane conversions show that Ni, La{sub 2}O{sub 3}, La{sub 2}O{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, NiO, and Ni{sub 3}C phases are present in the case of high methane and complete oxygen conversions, while nickel oxide, nickel carbide and, to a small extent, La{sub 2}O{sub 2}CO{sub 3} phases are present in the case of low CH{sub 4} and incomplete oxygen conversions.

Tsipouriari, V.A.; Verykios, X.E. [Univ. of Patras (Greece). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Mixed-sputter deposition of Ni-Ti-Cu shape memory films  

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Ni-Ti-Cu shape memory films were mixed-sputter deposited from separate nickel, titanium, and copper targets, providing increased compositional flexibility. Shape memory characteristics, examined for films with 7 at. % Cu and 41--51 at. % Tl, were determined with temperature controlled substrate curvature measurements, and microstructure was studied with transmission electron microscopy. The Ni-Ti-Cu films were found to have shape memory properties comparable to bulk materials, with transformation temperatures between 20 and 62{degree}C, a 10--13{degree}C hysteresis, and up to 330 MPa recoverable stress.

Krulevitch, P.; Ramsey, P.B.; Makowiecki, D.M.; Lee, A.P.; Northrup, M.A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Johnson, G.C. [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Strees Corrosion Cracking Initiation of Ni-Bassed Alloys in High Temperature Water  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of the work is to provide stress corrosion cracking (SCC) initiation data for Alloy 600 that is not compromised by (1) specimens that suffer from stress relaxation, (2) specimens which have an unknown stress state, (3) specimens which are tested at unknown positions electrochemically relative to the Ni/NiO phase transition, and (4) testing which relies on the period of time between specimen inspection intervals to estimate SCC initiation times. The current study was aimed at studying the effects of temperature and coolant hydrogen concentration on SCC initiation in high purity, high temperature water.

E Richey; D Morton

2005-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

248

Computational Thermodynamics of CoNiGa High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys  

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Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) are advanced materials with interesting properties such as pseudoelasticity (PE) and the shape memory effect (SME). Recently, the CoNiGa system has emerged as the basis for very promising High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys (HTSMAs), with possible applications in the aerospace and automotive industries. Although the CoNiGa system shows significant promise for its use as HTSMAs, limited studies are available on them. Hence, a more intensive investigation of these alloys is necessary to understand their phase stability over a wide range of temperature and compositions in order for further development of CoNiGabased HTSMAs and future use of the model in alloy design. This formed the basis of motivation for the present work. In this work, a thermodynamic model of the ternary system is calculated based on the CALPHAD approach, to investigate the thermodynamic properties, phase stability and shape memory properties of these alloys. The CALPHAD approach is a computational method that enables the calculations of thermodynamic properties of systems. This method uses all available experimental and theoretical data in order to calculate the Gibbs energies of the phases in the system. The software used to carry out the calculations is "ThermoCalc," which is a computational software using CALPHAD principles, based on the minimization of Gibbs energy, and is enhanced by a global minimization technique on the system. The stability of the beta phase at high temperatures was enforced accurately by remodeling the CoGa system. The binary CoGa system that makes up the ternary was remodeled, as the beta phase (which is very important as it dominates the central region of the ternary CoNiGa system where the shape memory effect is observed), re-stabilizes as the temperature increases above the liquidus in the CoGa system. Phase relations and thermodynamic properties of the CoNiGa system based on all experimental information were evaluated. Different properties like enthalpies, activities, sublattice site fraction of vacancies and phase fractions calculated in the system matched well compared to the experimental information used to model the system. Also, the phase equilibria among the gamma (fcc), beta, gamma'(Ni3Ga), delta (Ni5Ga3) and epsilon (Ni13Ga9) were determined at various temperatures.

Chari, Arpita

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Characterizations Of Precipitate Phases In a Ti-Ni-Pd Alloy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Precipitates in the Ti46Ni37.5Pd16.5 alloy were investigated by electron diffraction and high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy. The phase content and stability were determined at several different temperatures and times. Aging at 400 C for an hour results in a new phase, which is consumed by P-phase at longer aging time. At 450 C, the new phase appears first, and then coexists with P-phase. At 500 C, the entire alloy transformed into the new phase. At 550 C, Ti3(Ni,Pd)4 phase begins to form.

Yang, Fan; Kovarik, Libor; Phillips, Patrick J.; Noebe, Ronald D.; Mills, M. J.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Surface segregation effects in electrocatalysis: Kinetics ofoxygen reduction reaction on polycrystalline Pt3Ni alloy surfaces  

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Effects of surface segregation on the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) have been studied on a polycrystalline Pt3Ni alloy in acid electrolyte using ultra high vacuum (UHV) surface sensitive probes and the rotating ring disk electrode (RRDE) method. Preparation, modification and characterization of alloy surfaces were done in ultra high vacuum (UHV). Depending on the preparation method, two different surface compositions of the Pt3Ni alloy are produced: a sputtered surface with 75 % Pt and an annealed surface (950 K ) with 100 % Pt. The latter surface is designated as the 'Pt-skin' structure, and is a consequence of surface segregation, i.e., replacement of Ni with Pt atoms in the first few atomic layers. Definitive surface compositions were established by low energy ion scattering spectroscopy (LEISS). The cyclic voltammetry of the 'Pt-skin' surface as well as the pseudocapacitance in the hydrogen adsorption/desorption potential region is similar to a polycrystalline Pt electrode. Activities of ORR on Pt3Ni alloy surfaces were compared to polycrystalline Pt in 0.1M HClO4 electrolyte for the observed temperature range of 293 < T < 333 K. The order of activities at 333 K was: 'Pt-skin' > Pt3Ni (75% Pt) > Pt with the maximum catalytic enhancement obtained for the 'Pt-skin' being 4 times that for pure Pt. Catalytic improvement of the ORR on Pt3Ni and 'Pt-skin' surfaces was assigned to the inhibition of Pt-OHad formation (on Pt sites) versus polycrystalline Pt. Production of H2O2 on both surfaces were similar compared to the pure Pt. Kinetic analyses of RRDE data confirmed that kinetic parameters for the ORR on the Pt3Ni and 'Pt-skin' surfaces are the same as on pure Pt: reaction order, m=1, two identical Tafel slopes, activation energy, {approx} 21-25 kJ/mol. Therefore the reaction mechanism on both Pt3Ni and 'Pt-skin' surfaces is the same as one proposed for pure Pt i.e. 4e{sup -} reduction pathway.

Stamenkovic, V.; Schmidt, T.J.; Ross, P.N.; Markovic, N.M.

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Magnetic and superconducting phase diagrams in ErNi2B2C  

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We present measurements of the superconducting upper critical field Hc2(T) and the magneticphasediagram of the superconductor ErNi2B2C made with a scanning tunneling microscope (STM). The magnetic field was applied in the basal plane of the tetragonal crystal structure. We have found large gapless regions in the superconductingphasediagram of ErNi2B2C, extending between different magnetic transitions. A close correlation between magnetic transitions and Hc2(T) is found, showing that superconductivity is strongly linked to magnetism.

Galvis, J.A.; Crespo, M.; Guillamon, I.; Suderow, Hermann; Vieira, S.; Garcia Hernandez, M.; Budko, Serguei; Canfield, Paul

2012-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

252

Molecular oxygen adsorbates at a Au/Ni(111) surface alloy and their role in catalytic CO oxidation at 70 - 250 K  

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Oxygen is observed to adsorb molecularly on 0.13 - 0.27 ML Au/Ni(1 111) surface alloys at 77 K, in stark contrast to dissociative adsorption on Ni and no adsorption on Au surfaces. Molecular 02 adsorbates on the Au/Ni(111) ...

Lahr, David Louis

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Effect of Nickel Microstructure on Methane Steam-Reforming Activity of Ni-YSZ Cermet Anode Catalyst  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The activity of nickel-yttria stabilized zirconia (Ni-YSZ) solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cermet anodes for the steam reforming of methane has been investigated in the absence of electrochemical effects. The cermet was prepared by co-milling and sintering NiO and 5YSZ powders at 1375oC in air. During the high temperature sintering step, NiO dissolved into the YSZ particles to form a solid NiO-YSZ solution. During the subsequent catalyst reduction step, Ni exolved from the YSZ. As a result, many small Ni particles on the order of 10-20 nm formed at the surface of the YSZ. These small particles contribute significantly to the overall reforming activity, along with the large bulk Ni particles within the Ni-YSZ cermet. We have observed high initial activity that decreases by as much as an order of magnitude with time on stream, until the anode catalyst reaches a stable steady state activity. The time to reach this stable activity is a function of the reaction conditions and feed gas composition. Higher temperature, hydrogen partial pressure, and space velocity all accelerated the deactivation rate at a constant steam-to-carbon ratio of 3. Initial and lined out activities and average turnover frequencies were obtained for both Ni-YSZ and bulk Ni, based on a rate expression that is first order in methane and zero order in steam. Comparative tests at 750oC show high initial activity on a per-Ni site basis with both materials, but these turnover rates decline over a period of a few hours. Following lineout, there appears to be a negligible effect of Ni particle size on turnover rate. These results indicate the presence of structure sensitivity for methane reforming, but only with freshly calcined and reduced catalysts that may contain highly coordinatively unsaturated sites. There is an apparent structure insensitivity with aged catalysts where Ni particle sizes are generally 50 nm and greater. Under reaction conditions that employ high space velocities and low methane conversions, the water-gas-shift reaction does not establish thermodynamic equilibrium.

King, David L.; Strohm, James J.; Wang, Xianqin; Roh, Hyun-Seog; Wang, Chong M.; Chin, Ya-Huei; Wang, Yong; Lin, Yuehe; Rozmiarek, Robert T.; Singh, Prabhakar

2008-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

254

Modulation on Ni{sub 2}MnGa(001) surface  

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We report periodic modulation on (001) surface of Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy. For the stoichiometric surface, analysis of the low energy electron diffraction (LEED) spot profiles shows that the modulation is incommensurate. The modulation appears at 200 K, concomitant with the first order structural transition to the martensitic phase.

D'Souza, S. W.; Rai, Abhishek; Nayak, J.; Maniraj, M.; Dhaka, R. S.; Barman, S. R.; Schlagel, D. L.; Lograsso, T. A. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore, 452001, Madhya Pradesh (India); Ames Laboratory U. S. DOE, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-3020 (United States)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

255

The field emission properties of graphene aggregates films deposited on Fe-Cr-Ni alloy substrates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The graphene aggregates films were fabricated directly on Fe-Cr-Ni alloy substrates by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition system (MPCVD). The source gas was a mixture of H2 and CH4 with flow rates of 100 sccm and 12 sccm, ...

Zhanling Lu; Wanjie Wang; Xiaotian Ma; Ning Yao; Lan Zhang; Binglin Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Aging effects in palladium and LaNi sub 4. 25 Al sub 0. 75 tritides  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Palladium and LaNi{sub 5-x}Al{sub x} (x=0.30, 0.75, 0.85), which form reversible hydrides, are used for tritium processing and storage in the Savannah River Site (SRS) tritium facilities. As part of a program to develop technology based on the use of reversible metal hydrides for tritium processing and storage, the effects of aging on the thermodynamic behavior of palladium and LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0. 75} tritides are under investigation. During aging, the {sup 3}He tritium decay product remains in the tritide lattice and changes the thermodynamics of the tritium-metal tritide system. Aging effects in 755-day-aged palladium and 1423-day-aged LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75} tritides will be reported. Changes in the thermodynamics were determined by measuring tritium desorption isotherms on aging samples. In palladium, aging decreases the desorption isotherm plateau pressure and changes the {alpha}-phase portion of the isotherm. Aging-induced changes in desorption isotherms are more drastic in LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75}. Among the changes noted are: (1) decreased isotherm plateau pressure, (2) increased isotherm plateau slope, and (3) appearance of deep-trapped tritium, removable only by exchange with deuterium.

Nobile, A.; Wermer, J.R.; Walters, R.T.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Ni(II) Sorption on Biogenic Mn-Oxides with Varying Mn  

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Lightsource (SSRL), Menlo Park, CA. EXAFS spectra from Ni(II) organic standards were collected in transmission-3 at SSRL. This method is described in detail in Zhu et al. (6). Results Sorption Isotherms and Dissolved Mn,anationaluserfacilityoperatedbyStanfordUniversity on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The SSRL Structural Molecular

Sparks, Donald L.

258

Ni(II) Sorption on Biogenic Mn-Oxides with Varying Mn  

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Lightsource (SSRL), Menlo Park, CA. EXAFS spectra from Ni(II) organic standards were collected in transmission 11-3 at SSRL. This method is described in detail in Zhu et al. (6). Results Sorption Isotherms,anationaluserfacilityoperatedbyStanfordUniversity on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The SSRL Structural Molecular

Sparks, Donald L.

259

Ni3Al-based alloys for die and tool application  

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A novel Ni.sub.3 Al-based alloy exhibits strengths and hardness in excess of the standard base alloy IC-221M at temperatures of up to about 1000.degree. C. The alloy is useful in tool and die applications requiring such temperatures, and for structural elements in engineering systems exposed to such temperatures.

Liu, Chain T. (Oak Ridge, TN); Bloom, Everett E. (Kingston, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Gentle FUSI NiSi metal gate process for high-k dielectric screening  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a process flow well suited for screening of novel high-k dielectrics is presented. In vacuo silicon capping of the dielectrics excludes process and handling induced influences especially if hygroscopic materials are investigated. A gentle, ... Keywords: FUSI NiSi, High-k, Material screening, Ultrathin dielectric

H. D. B. Gottlob; M. C. Lemme; M. Schmidt; T. J. Echtermeyer; T. Mollenhauer; H. Kurz; K. Cherkaoui; P. K. Hurley; S. B. Newcomb

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Aliovalent titanium substitution in layered mixed Li Ni-Mn-Co oxides for lithium battery applications  

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Improved electrochemical characteristics are observed for Li[Ni1/3Co1/3-yMyMn1/3]O2 cathode materials when M=Ti and y<0.07, compared to the baseline material, with up to 15percent increased discharge capacity.

Kam, Kinson; Doeff, Marca M.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Formation of NiGe through germanium oxide on Ge(001) substrate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Germanium based devices are of interest due to their performance potential. The use of germanium as source and drain requires low resistance access achieved by the formation of germanide (metal-germanium compound). The nickel mono-germanide (NiGe) is ...

F. Nemouchi, V. Carron, J. L. LBR, L. Vandroux, Y. Morand, T. Morel, J. P. Barnes

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

1999 Toyota RAV 4 EV Performance Characterization: Panasonic NiMH Battery -- Conductive Charging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report characterizes the performance of the 1998 and 1999 Toyota RAV 4 conductively-charged electric vehicle models equipped with Panasonic Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. The tests performed were: weight certification, range, state of charge meter evaluation, sound level, acceleration, maximum speed, braking, power quality evaluation, and charger performance.

1999-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

264

1999 Toyota RAV 4 EV Performance Characterization: Panasonic NiMH Battery -- Inductive Charging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report characterizes the performance of a 1999 Toyota RAV 4 inductively-charged electric vehicle equipped with Panasonic Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. The tests performed were weight certification, range, vehicle performance, sound level tests, power quality evaluation, state of charge meter evaluation, and charger performance.

1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

265

Three-dimensional microstructural changes in the NiYSZ solid oxide fuel cell anode during operation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microstructural evolution in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cermet anodes has been investigated using X-ray nanotomography along with differential absorption imaging. SOFC anode supports composed of Ni and yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) were subjected to extended operation and selected regions were imaged using a transmission X-ray microscope. X-ray nanotomography provides unique insight into microstructure changes of all three phases (Ni, YSZ, pore) in three spatial dimensions, and its relation to performance degradation. Statistically significant 3D microstructural changes were observed in the anode Ni phase over a range of operational times, including phase size growth and changes in connectivity, interfacial contact area and contiguous triple-phase boundary length. These observations support microstructural evolution correlated to SOFC performance. We find that Ni coarsening is driven by particle curvature as indicated by the dihedral angles between the Ni, YSZ and pore phases, and hypothesize that growth occurs primarily by means of diffusion and particle agglomeration constrained by a pinning mechanism related to the YSZ phase. The decrease in Ni phase size after extended periods of time may be the result of a second process connected to a mobility-induced decrease in the YSZ phase size or non-uniform curvature resulting in a net decrease in Ni phase size.

Nelson G. J.; Chu Y.; Grew, K.N.; Izzo Jr. J.R.; Lombardo, J.J.; Harris, W.M.; Faes, A.; Hessler-Wyser, A.; Van herle, J.; Wang, S.; Virkar, A.V.; Chiu, W.K.S.

2012-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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www.eia.gov  

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PU Kenya KE Lesotho LT Liberia LI Libya LY Madagascar MA Malawi MI Mali ML Mauritania MR Mauritius MP Morocco MO Mozambique MZ Namibia WA Niger NG Nigeria NI Reunion ...

267

Hydrogen induced C-C, C-N, and C-S bond activation on Pt and Ni surfaces  

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The work has focussed on hydrogen induced bond activation in adsorbed organic molecules and intermediates containin C-S and C-N and C-C bonds on Ni(100), Ni(111), and Pt(111) surfaces. Fluorescence Yield Near Edge Spectroscopy (FYNES) above the carbon K edge was used for adsorbed organic reactants and in-situ kinetic studies of bond activation. Results indicate that the activation is enhanced on Ni relative to Pt. Methylthiolate and methylamine adsorbed on Pt(111) were studied.

Gland, J.L.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Hydrogen induced C-C, C-N, and C-S bond activation on Pt and Ni surfaces  

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The work has focussed on hydrogen induced bond activation in adsorbed organic molecules and intermediates containin C-S and C-N and C-C bonds on Ni(100), Ni(111), and Pt(111) surfaces. Fluorescence Yield Near Edge Spectroscopy (FYNES) above the carbon K edge was used for adsorbed organic reactants and in-situ kinetic studies of bond activation. Results indicate that the activation is enhanced on Ni relative to Pt. Methylthiolate and methylamine adsorbed on Pt(111) were studied.

Gland, J.L.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Analysis of a Ni-Methyl Species in Methyl-Coenzyme M Reductase from Methanothermobacter marburgensis  

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We present the 1.2 {angstrom} resolution X-ray crystal structure of a Ni-methyl species that is a proposed catalytic intermediate in methyl-coenzyme M reductase (MCR), the enzyme that catalyzes the biological formation of methane. The methyl group is situated 2.1 {angstrom} proximal of the Ni atom of the MCR coenzyme F{sub 430}. A rearrangement of the substrate channel has been posited to bring together substrate species, but Ni(III)-methyl formation alone does not lead to any observable structural changes in the channel.

Cedervall, Peder E.; Dey, Mishtu; Li, Xianghui; Sarangi, Ritimukta; Hedman, Britt; Ragsdale, Stephen W.; Wilmot, Carrie M. (Michigan); (SLAC); (UMM)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the phase stability and oxidation resistance of B-NiAl  

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High temperature alloys are essential to many industries that require a stable material to perform in harsh oxidative environments. Many of these alloys are suited for specific applications such as jet engine turbine blades where most other materials would either melt or oxidize and crumble (1). These alloys must have a high melting temperature, excellent oxidation resistance, good creep resistance, and decent fracture toughness to be successfully used in such environments. The discovery of Ni based superalloys in the 1940s revolutionized the high temperature alloy industry and there has been continued development of these alloys since their advent (2). These materials are capable of operating in oxidative environments in the presence of combustion gases, water vapor and at temperatures around 1050 C. Demands for increased f uel efficiency, however, has highlighted the need for materials that can be used under similar atmospheres and at temperatures in excess of 1200 C. The current Ni based superalloys are restricted to lower temperatures due to the presence of a number of low melting phases that result in softening of the alloys above 1000 C. Therefore, recent research has been aimed at exploring and developing newer alloy systems that can meet the escalating requirements. This thesis comprises a part of such an effort. The motivation of this work is to develop a novel high temperature alloy system that shows improved performance at higher temperatures than the currently employed alloys. The desired alloy should be in accordance with the requirements established in the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) FutureGen program having an operating temperature around 1300 C. Alloys based on NiAl offer significant potential payoffs as structural materials in gas turbine applications due to a unique range of physical and mechanical properties. Alloying additions to NiAl could be used to further improve the pertinent properties that currently limit this system from replacing Ni based superalloys. Modifications to NiAl were explored to increase the phase stability and oxidation resistance which would allow these alloys to be used at even higher temperatures yielding greater efficiencies. The extended Miedema model was an effective tool that screened all of the potential phase space for ternary substitutions to NiAl and found the few potential systems worth further investigation. After production of the alloys it was determined that Ir, Rh, and Pd were the top candidates for substitution on Ni site up to 12 at%. The melting temperature of NiAl could be increased as much as 150 C with 12 at% Ir and 130 C with 12 at% Rh substitution. Pall adium on the other hand decreased the melting temperature by 50 C at the 12 at% substitution level. The grain size was found to have a profound influence on the oxidation resistance. Both Ir and Rh substitutions resulted in finer grain sizes compared to Pd substitutions or base NiAl. The grain size increased drastically during high temperature annealing with the PGM substitutions hindering grain growth only slightly. However, the addition of 0.05 at% Hf limited the grain growth dramatically during high temperature annealing. NiAl inherently has respectable oxidation resistance up to 1100 C. It was found through experimental testing that both Ir and Rh substitutions improve the oxidation resistance of NiAl at ultra-high temperatures with Ir performing the best. Both PGM substitutions decreased the growth rate as well as forming a more adherent oxide scale. Pd substitutions appeared to have a negligible effect to the oxidation resistance of NiAl. Hafnium addition of 0.05 at% was found to decrease the oxidation rate as well as increase the scale adherence. The combination of both Ir substitution (6-9 at%) and Hf addition (0.05 at%) produced the alloy with the best oxidation resistance. Although improvements in phase stability and oxidation resistance have been made to the NiAl system, more development and testing are still needed. Two major issues yet to be resolved are the low fracture toughn

Brammer, Travis

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tru-ly Clean - What Does It Mean?  

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The evolution and genesis of the definition of transuranic waste (known as TRU) and its application to the cleanup criteria applied to soils contaminated with transuranics, specifically plutonium, has been a matter of discussion at contaminated sites in the United States and elsewhere. Cleanup decisions and the processes that led up to those decisions have varied at several plutonium contaminated sites within the United States and without the pacific region. The sites with radionuclide soil action levels include Bikini and Enewetak Atolls, Republic of the Marshall Islands; Johnston Atoll, Hawaii; the Hanford Site in Washington State; the Nevada Test Site; the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site in Colorado; the Chariot Site in north Alaska; and the Maralinga Site in Australia. The soil-action level developed for Rocky Flats by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for plutonium is one of the higher soil-action levels approved by regulatory agencies that is considered protective for future use of land at a cleanup site. The Republic of the Marshall Islands has adopted a relatively conservative cleanup standard to accommodate the subsistence lifestyle of the islanders, while the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site has been transferred to the U.S. Department of the Interior to be used as a fish and wildlife refuge, a land use that resulted in a less conservative plutonium soil cleanup level. (authors)

Hopkins, A. [Fluor Hanford, Inc, Richland, WA (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MI ROFA RI ATED FIELD ALI RATION ASSEM LY  

Remote sensing Gas chromatography Chemical sensing TE HNOLOGI AL ENEFITS Small and portable No monitoring needed High accuracy with as low as

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MI ROFA RI ATED FIELD ALI RATION ASSEM LY  

Remote sensing Gas chromatography ... remote sensors. The Field Calibration Assembly is designed at a small scale for incorporation into the intake

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National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education (NICE)ly ...  

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... The focus is on the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, with the aim of creating a pipeline of skilled workers for private and ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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PLASMA SPRAYED Ni-Al COATINGS FOR SAFE ENDING HEAT EXCHANGER TUBES  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has developed thermally conductive composite liners for corrosion and scale protection in heat exchanger tubes exposed to geothermal brine. The liners cannot withstand roller expansion to connect the tubes to the tubesheet. It is not possible to line the ends of the tubes with the same material after roller expansion due to the nature of the current liner application process. It was requested that BNL evaluate plasma sprayed Ni-Al coatings for safe ending heat exchanger tubes exposed to geothermal brine. The tubes of interest had an internal diameter of 0.875 inches. It is not typical to thermal spray small diameter components or use such small standoff distances. In this project a nozzle extension was developed by Zatorski Coating Company to spray the tube ends as well as flat coupons for testing. Four different Ni-Al coatings were investigated. One of these was a ductilized Ni-AIB material developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The coatings were examined by optical and scanning electron microscopy. In addition, the coatings were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and subjected to corrosion, tensile adhesion, microhardness and field tests in a volcanic pool in New Zealand. It was determined that the Ni-Al coatings could be applied to a depth of two inches on the tube ends. When sprayed on flat coupons the coatings exhibited relatively high adhesion strength and microhardness. Polarization curves showed that the coating performance was variable. Measured corrosion potentials indicated that the Ni-Al coatings are active towards steel coated with thermally conductive polymers, thereby suggesting preferential corrosion. Corrosion also occurred on the coated coupons tested in the volcanic pool. This may have been exacerbated by the difficulty in applying a uniform coating to the coupon edges. The Ni-Al coatings applied to the tubes had significant porosity and did not provide adequate corrosion protection. This is associated with the short standoff distance and is not a reflection of the normal quality of plasma sprayed coatings. Even if coating porosity could be reduced, the coupling of an alloy coating to a polymer-based barrier coating in the same electrolyte is not recommended. Therefore, polymer coatings that can be field applied to the tube ends after roller expansion should be sought.

ALLAN,M.L.; OTTERSON,D.; BERNDT,C.C.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite oscillator models: the Hahn oscillator E.I. Jafarov, N.I. Stoilova and J. Van der Jeugt  

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: Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Javid av. 33, AZ-1143 Baku, Azerbaijan fellowship from the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. N.I. Stoilova was supported by project P6

Van der Jeugt, Joris

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Predicting the Impact of El Niño on Future Temperature Extremes | U.S. DOE  

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Predicting the Impact of El Niño on Future Temperature Extremes Predicting the Impact of El Niño on Future Temperature Extremes Biological and Environmental Research (BER) BER Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Searchable Archive of BER Highlights External link Benefits of BER Funding Opportunities Biological & Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) News & Resources Contact Information Biological and Environmental Research U.S. Department of Energy SC-23/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3251 F: (301) 903-5051 E: sc.ber@science.doe.gov More Information » October 2012 Predicting the Impact of El Niño on Future Temperature Extremes Accurate prediction of El Niño-Southern Oscillation is crucial for simulating extreme maximum temperature. Print Text Size: A A A

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Advanced gas atomization production of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) Ni-base superalloys through process and solidification control.  

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??A novel gas atomization reaction synthesis (GARS) method was utilized to produce precursor Ni-Cr-Y-Ti powder with a surface oxide and an internal rare earth (RE)-containing (more)

Meyer, John

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NiO nanoparticles synthesis by chemical precipitation and effect of applied surfactant on distribution of particle size  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Production of NiO by chemical precipitation is the approach utilized in this work. Materials mainly used in this project are nickel nitrate hex hydrate (as a basic material), sodium hydroxide (as a precipitator material), and the following surfactants ...

Y. Bahari Molla Mahaleh; S. K. Sadrnezhaad; D. Hosseini

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni6Cr5MoO18: A compensated half metal predicted from first-principles  

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NiCrO3 is semiconducting. It contains six molecular units in the conventional cell. By substituting one of the six Cr atoms with Mo in the conventional cell

Jing Wang; Ningning Zu; Zhijian Wu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Properties of Single-Crystalline Ba8Ni3.5Ge42.1?0.4  

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dependence of the electrical resistivity, q(T), of Ba 8 NiS and the electrical resistivity q are interrelated in anAND DISCUSSION The electrical resistivity q increases with

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot electron transmission in metals using epitaxial NiSi{sub 2}/n-Si(111) interfaces  

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We have investigated hot electron transmission across epitaxial metal-disilicide/n-Si(111) interfaces using ballistic electron emission microscopy (BEEM). Different crystal orientations of epitaxial NiSi{sub 2} were grown on a Si(111) substrate using molecular beam epitaxy. The presence of different interfaces of NiSi{sub 2} on Si(111) were confirmed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Electrical transport measurements reveal a clear rectifying Schottky interface with a barrier height of 0.69 eV. However, using BEEM, three different regions with different transmissions and Schottky barrier heights of 0.65 eV, 0.78 eV, and 0.71 eV are found. The addition of a thin Ni film on the NiSi{sub 2} layer strongly reduces the transmission in all the three regions and interestingly, almost equalizes the transmission across them.

Parui, S.; Wit, B.; Wees, B. J. van; Banerjee, T. [Physics of Nanodevices, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen (Netherlands); Bignardi, L.; Rudolf, P. [Surfaces and Thin Films, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen (Netherlands); Kooi, B. [Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

2011-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni coarsening in the three-phase solid oxide fuel cell anode - a phase-field simulation study  

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Ni coarsening in Ni-yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) solid oxide fuel cell anodes is considered a major reason for anode degradation. We present a predictive, quantative modeling framework based on the phase-field approach to systematically examine coarsening kinetics in such anodes. The initial structures for simulations are experimentally acquired functional layers of anodes. Sample size effects and error analysis of contact angles are examined. Three phase boundary (TPB) lengths and Ni surface areas are quantatively identified on the basis of the active, dead-end, and isolated phase clusters throughout coarsening. Tortuosity evolution of the pores is also investigated. We find that phase clusters with larger characteristic length evolve slower than those with smaller length scales. As a result, coarsening has small positive effects on transport, and impacts less on the active Ni surface area than the total counter part. TPBs, however, are found to be sensitive to local morphological features and are only i...

Chen, Hsun-Yi; Cronin, J Scott; Wilson, James R; Barnett, Scott A; Thornton, Katsuyo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Ni-Fe Layered Double Hydroxide-Carbon Nanotube Complex for Water Oxidation  

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Highly active, durable and cost-effective electrocatalysts for water oxidation to evolve oxygen gas hold a key to a range of renewable energy solutions including water splitting and rechargeable metal-air batteries. Here, we report the synthesis of ultrathin nickel iron layered double hydroxide nanoplates on mildly oxidized multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Incorporation of Fe into the nickel hydroxide induced the formation of NiFe-layered double hydroxide. The nanoplates were covalently attached to a network of nanotubes, affording excellent electrical wiring to the nanoplates. The ultra-thin Ni-Fe layered double hydroxide nanoplates/carbon nanotube complex was found to exhibit unusually high electro-catalytic activity and stability for oxygen evolution and outperformed commercial precious metal Ir catalysts.

Gong, Ming; Wang, Hailiang; Liang, Yongye; Wu, Justin Zachary; Zhou, Jigang; Wang, Jian; Regier, Tom; Wei, Fei; Dai, Hongjie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High capacitive performance of nanostructured Mn-Ni-Co oxide composites for supercapacitor  

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Nanostructured Mn-Ni-Co oxide composites (MNCO) were prepared by thermal decomposition of the precursor obtained by chemical co-precipitation of Mn, Ni and Co salts. The chemical composition and morphology were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The electrochemical capacitance of MNCO electrode was examined by cyclic voltammetry, impedance and galvanostatic charge-discharge measurements. The results showed that MNCO electrode exhibited the good electrochemical characteristics. A maximum capacitance value of 1260 F g{sup -1} could be obtained within the potential range of -0.1 to 0.4 V versus saturated calomel electrode (SCE) in 6 mol L{sup -1} KOH electrolyte.

Luo Jianmin [Institute of Applied Chemistry, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046 (China); Gao Bo [College of Material Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China); Zhang Xiaogang [College of Material Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China)], E-mail: azhangxg@163.com

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing hydrogen evolution activities in water splitting by tailoring Li+/Ni(OH){<_2}/Pt interfaces.  

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Improving the sluggish kinetics for the electrochemical reduction of water to molecular hydrogen in alkaline environments is one key to reducing the high overpotentials and associated energy losses in water-alkali and chlor-alkali electrolyzers. We found that a controlled arrangement of nanometer-scale Ni(OH){sub 2} clusters on platinum electrode surfaces manifests a factor of 8 activity increase in catalyzing the hydrogen evolution reaction relative to state-of-the-art metal and metal-oxide catalysts. In a bifunctional effect, the edges of the Ni(OH){sub 2} clusters promoted the dissociation of water and the production of hydrogen intermediates that then adsorbed on the nearby Pt surfaces and recombined into molecular hydrogen. The generation of these hydrogen intermediates could be further enhanced via Li{sup +}-induced destabilization of the HO-H bond, resulting in a factor of 10 total increase in activity.

Subbaraman, S.; Tripkovic, D.; Strmcnik, D.; Chang, K-C.; Uchimura, M.; Paulikas, A. P.; Stamenkovic, V.; Markovic, N. M. (Materials Science Division); ( NE); (Nissan Res. Ctr.)

2011-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Regeneration of Sulfur Deactivated Ni-based Biomass Syngas Cleaning Catalysts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Nickel-based catalysts have been widely tested in decomposing tar and methane in hot biomass syngas cleanup researches. However these catalysts can be easily deactivated by the sulfur compounds in syngas due to the strong sulfur adsorption effect on the Ni surface. Here we report on a new regeneration process, which can effectively and efficiently regenerate the sulfur-poisoned Ni reforming catalysts. This process consists of four sequential treatments: 1) controlled oxidation at 750oC in 1% O2, 2) decomposition at 900oC in Ar, 3) reduction at 900oC in 2% H2, and 4) reaction at 900oC under reforming condition. The duration of this 4-step regeneration process is only about 8 hours, which is shorter than that of the conventional steaming regeneration treatment.

Li, Liyu; Howard, Christopher J.; King, David L.; Gerber, Mark A.; Dagle, Robert A.; Stevens, Don J.

2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Ni I atomic model for solar and stellar atmospheric models  

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Neutral nickel (Ni I) is abundant in the solar atmosphere and is one of the important elements that contribute to the emission and absorption of radiation in the spectral range between 1900 and 3900 A. Previously, the Solar Radiation Physical Modeling (SRPM) models of the solar atmosphere considered only few levels of this species. Here we improve the Ni I atomic model by taking into account 61 levels and 490 spectral lines. We compute the populations of these levels in full NLTE using the SRPM code and compare the resulting emerging spectrum with observations. The present atomic model improves significantly the calculation of the solar spectral irradiance at near-UV wavelengths that are important for Earth atmo spheric studies, and particularly for ozone chemistry.

Vieytes, Mariela C

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of Mg{sub 2}Ni with enhanced kinetics: Using MgH{sub 2} instead of Mg as a starting material  

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At a temperature over the decomposition point (375 Degree-Sign C) of MgH{sub 2}, the formation of Mg{sub 2}Ni is greatly enhanced from the 2MgH{sub 2}+Ni system, as compared to the 2Mg+Ni system. In support of this finding, in-situ observation of X-ray absorption fine structure of the two systems indicates that Mg---Ni bonds form faster in the 2MgH{sub 2}+Ni system than in the 2Mg+Ni system. Furthermore, theoretical modeling also shows that Mg atoms are readily released from MgH{sub 2} using much less energy and thus are more available to react with Ni once the dehydrogenation of MgH{sub 2} occurs, as compared to normal Mg. - Graphical Abstract: The formation of Mg{sub 2}Ni is greatly enhanced by using MgH{sub 2} instead of Mg at a temperature higher than the MgH{sub 2} decomposition point. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A new and efficient synthesis of Mg-based compounds at a reduced temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mg{sub 2}Ni formation is enhanced by using MgH{sub 2} instead of Mg as a starting material. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer XAFS results show that Mg---Ni bonds are formed faster in 4MgH{sub 2}+Ni than in 4Mg+Ni. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer DFT calculations show that Mg atoms are released from MgH{sub 2} more readily than from Mg. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mg formed by MgH{sub 2} dehydrogenation is more available to react with Ni than normal Mg.

Zhao Bin [Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Maanshan 243002 (China); Fang Fang [Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Sun Dalin, E-mail: dlsun@fudan.edu.cn [Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Zhang Qingan [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Maanshan 243002 (China); Wei Shiqiang [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029 (China); Cao Fenglei; Sun Huai [Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Ouyang Liuzhang [School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641 (China); Zhu Min, E-mail: memzhu@scut.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641 (China)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A practical grinding-assisted dry synthesis of nanocrystalline NiMoO{sub 4} polymorphs for oxidative dehydrogenation of propane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A practical two-stage reactive grinding-assisted pathway waste-free and cost-effective for the synthesis of NiMoO{sub 4} has been successfully developed. It was demonstrated that proper design in synthetic strategy for grinding plays a crucial role in determining the ultimate polymorph of NiMoO{sub 4}. Specifically, direct grinding (DG) of MoO{sub 3} and NiO rendered {alpha}-NiMoO{sub 4} after annealing, whereas sequential grinding (SG) of the two independently pre-ground oxides followed by annealing generated {beta}-NiMoO{sub 4} solid solution. Characterizations in terms of Raman and X-ray diffraction suggest the creation of {beta}-NiMoO{sub 4} precursor in the latter alternative is the key aspect for the formation of {beta}-NiMoO{sub 4}. The DG-derived {alpha}-NiMoO{sub 4} tested by oxidative dehydrogenation of propane exhibited superior activity in contrast to its analog synthesized via conventional coprecipitation. It is suggested that the favorable chemical composition facilely obtained via grinding in contrast to that by coprecipitation was essential for achieving a more selective production of propylene. - Graphical Abstract: Grinding-assisted synthesis of NiMoO{sub 4} offers higher and more reproducible activities in contrast to coprecipitation for oxidative dehydrogenation of propane, and both {alpha}- and {beta}-NiMoO{sub 4} can be synthesized. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NiMoO{sub 4} was prepared through grinding-assisted pathway. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Direct/sequential grinding rendered {alpha}-, {beta}-NiMoO{sub 4}, respectively. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Grinding-derived {alpha}-NiMoO{sub 4} showed high and reproducible activity for oxidative dehydrogenation of propane.

Chen Miao, E-mail: chenmiao@sinochem.com [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Zhejiang Chemical Industry Research Institute, Hangzhou 310023 (China); Wu Jialing; Liu Yongmei [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Cao Yong, E-mail: yongcao@fudan.edu.cn [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Guo Li [Zhejiang Chemical Industry Research Institute, Hangzhou 310023 (China); He Heyong; Fan Kangnian [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Chromium Grain-boundary Segregation and Effect of Ion Beam Cleaning on Fe-Ni-Cr Alloys  

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The grain boundaries play important role to control the mechanical strength of ternary alloys. From spacecrafts to naval vessels to nuclear reactors, stress corrosion cracking, brittleness, oxidation mostly originates at the grain boundaries and cause long term structural stability problems in most of the metallic structures [1]. Fe-Ni-Cr based ternary metal alloys have been widely studied for more than fifty years [2, 3]. Despite of vast amount of research, chromium diffusion in stainless steel or other Ni-Fe-Cr based ternary alloys is still an open scientific problem with challenges in structural stability and corrosion resistance [4]. Particularly, austenite Fe-Ni-Cr is looked upon favorably in space and jet engine industry for their improved resistance to stress corrosion cracking [5]. In solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), Ni-alloys are frequently used as interconnects and seals [6]. In this communication, simultaneous energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) mapping is utilized to study chemical and structural aspects of chromium segregation in Fe-Ni-Cr alloy. A focused Ga-ion beam is also utilized to study the effect of ion beam cleaning on EBSD image quality (IQ) and inverse pole figure (IPF) maps of Fe-Ni-Cr alloy.

Saraf, Laxmikant V.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Duplex Oxide Formation during Transient Oxidation of Cu-5%Ni(001) Investigated by In situ UHV-TEM and XPS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The transient oxidation stage of a model metal alloy thin film was characterized with in situ ultra-high vacuum (UHV) transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and analytic high-resolution TEM. We observed the formations of nanosized NiO and Cu{sub 2}O islands when Cu-5a5%Ni(100) was exposed to oxygen partial pressure, pO{sub 2} = 1 x 10{sup -4} Torr and various temperatures in situ. At 350 C epitaxial Cu{sub 2}O islands formed initially and then NiO islands appeared on the surface of the Cu{sub 2}O island, whereas at 750 C NiO appeared first. XPS and TEM was used to reveal a sequential formation of NiO and then Cu{sub 2}O islands at 550 C. The temperature-dependant oxide selection may be due to an increase of the diffusivity of Ni in Cu with increasing temperature.

Yang, J.C.; Starr, D.; Kang, Y.; Luo, L.; Tong, X.; Zhou, G.

2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological availability of nickel arsenides: toxic effects of particulate Ni/sub 5/As/sub 2/  

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Considerations of (1) oil shale retort operating conditions, (2) oil shale elemental composition, (3) nickel and arsenic physico-chemical properties, and (4) oil shale matrix structure lead to the suggestion that nickel arsenides may be formed during the oil shale retorting process. The biological effects of nickel arsenides have not been previously studied. However, similarities between nickel subarsenide and nickel subsulfide and nickel subselenimide, both of which are known potent carcinogens, have caused concern that nickel arsenides may have adverse effects on biological systems. To determine if fugitive nickel arsenides from an oil shale retort could pose a threat to personnel in the workplace or to other living organisms in the environment, a program to study the toxicity of nickel arsenides has been initiated. Five stable nickel arsenides (Ni/sub 5/As/sub 2/, Ni/sub 2/As, Ni/sub 11/As/sub 8/, NiAs, and NiAs/sub 2/) and nickel arsenic sulfide (NiAsS) are considered possible species for study.

Gurley, L.R.; Tobey, R.A.; Valdez, J.G.; Halleck, M.S.; Barham, S.S.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural studies of two novel La-Sn compounds: La30Sn30 and La32Ni2Sn35  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two novel intermetallic compounds containing lanthanum and tin have been obtained for the first time. Single crystal structures of these two phases, La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30} and La{sub 32}Ni{sub 2}Sn{sub 35} have been studied by X-ray crystallography. La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30} is a new 1:1 binary containing La and Sn and has been refined in the Cmmm space group. This phase was made at high temperatures ( 1200 C) and refined in the 14/mmm space group. It belongs to the USi structure type in which the Ni/Sn atoms occupy the Si sites, and La/Sn atoms occupy the U sites. The crystal structure of La{sub 32}Ni{sub 2}Sn{sub 35} consists of buckled sheets made from La-centered, corner-shared octahedra of Sn. These sheets are intraconnected through Ni-Sn-Ni bonds along the c-axis. The crystals are not air sensitive, unlike La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30}, which can be attributed to the presence of Ni in the crystal structure.

Yang, Amie S.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas over Ni-based catalysts. 1: Catalyst performance characteristics  

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The catalytic partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas was studied over various Ni-based catalysts. It was found that, in contrast to conventional Ni catalysts which show continuous deactivation with time on stream, the Ni/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst exhibits good activity and excellent stability, using the stoichiometric ratio of CH{sub 4}/O{sub 2} (=2). Kinetic results indicate that the reaction over the Ni/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst follows mainly the sequence of total oxidation to CO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}O, followed by reforming reactions to synthesis gas, while CO formation via the direct route is observed at very low oxygen partial pressures. Chemisorption and FTIR studies show that the enhanced stability of the Ni/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst is related to decoration of the Ni crystallites with lanthanum species, primarily oxycarbonates, which favor removal of excess carbon deposition and impart the catalyst its stability characteristics.

Tsipouriari, V.A.; Zhang, Z.; Verykios, X.E. [Univ. of Patras (Greece). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Behavior of NiCrFe Alloy 600 in High Temperature, Hydrogenated Water  

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The corrosion behavior of Alloy 600 (UNS N06600) is investigated in hydrogenated water at 260 C. The corrosion kinetics are observed to be parabolic, the parabolic rate constant being determined by chemical descaling to be 0.055 mg dm{sup -2} hr{sup -1/2}. A combination of scanning and transmission electron microscopy, supplemented by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction, are used to identify the oxide phases present (i.e., spinel) and to characterize their morphology and thickness. Two oxide layers are identified: an outer, ferrite-rich layer and an inner, chromite-rich layer. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy with argon ion milling and target factor analysis is applied to determine spinel stoichiometry; the inner layer is (Ni{sub 0.7}Fe{sub 0.3})(Fe{sub 0.3}Cr{sub 0.7}){sub 2}O{sub 4}, while the outer layer is (Ni{sub 0.9}Fe{sub 0.1})(Fe{sub 0.85}Cr{sub 0.15}){sub 2}O{sub 4}. The distribution of trivalent iron and chromium cations in the inner and outer oxide layers is essentially the same as that found previously in stainless steel corrosion oxides, thus confirming their invariant nature as solvi in the immiscible spinel binary Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-FeCr{sub 2}O{sub 4} (or NiFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NiCr{sub 2}O{sub 4}). Although oxidation occurred non-selectively, excess quantities of nickel(II) oxide were not found. Instead, the excess nickel was accounted for as recrystallized nickel metal in the inner layer, as additional nickel ferrite in the outer layer, formed by pickup of iron ions from the aqueous phase, and by selective release to the aqueous phase.

SE Ziemniak; ME Hanson

2004-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Mn deposition on Ni{sub 2}MnGa(100)  

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We report the study of Mn adlayers on a Mn deficient Ni{sub 2}MnGa(100) surface by using low energy electron diffraction (LEED). The spot profile analysis indicates that after 0.2 monolayer (ML) deposition, the LEED spots become very sharp. This pattern indicates the removal of Mn vacancies formed on the surface due to Mn deficiency. But with further growth of Mn layers on this surface, the LEED spots become broad.

Nayak, J.; Rai, Abhishek; D'Souza, S. W.; Maniraj, M.; Barman, S. R. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore, 452001, M.P. (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation and Stability of Ni-Al Hydroxide Phases in Soils  

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Formation and Stability of Ni-Al Hydroxide Phases in Soils E D W A R D P E L T I E R , § , * , D A N I E L V A N D E R L E L I E , A N D D O N A L D L . S P A R K S Environmental Soil Chemistry Research Group, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Delaware Environmental Institute, 152 Townsend

Sparks, Donald L.

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Synthesis of mesoporous NiO doped TiO{sub 2} submicrosphere via spray hydrolysis  

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NiO doped TiO{sub 2} submicrosphere have been prepared via spray hydrolysis. The doping concentration has been varied form 2 wt% to 15 wt%. Morphology of the submicrospheres has been investigated using small-angle neutron scattering and scanning electron microscopy. Elemental analysis has been carried out by energy dispersive X-ray analysis which confirms the doping concentrations. The mesopores in submicrospheres possess cylindrical morphology.

Bahadur, J.; Sen, D.; Prakash, J.; Singh, Ripandeep; Paul, B.; Mazumder, S.; Sathiyamoorthy, D. [Solid State Physics Division Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085, India (India); Powder Metallurgy Division Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085 (India); Solid State Physics, Division Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085 (India); Materials Processing Division Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085 (India); Solid State Physics Division Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085 (India); Powder Metallurgy Division Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085 (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Sprayed Ni-Al Coatings for Safe Ending Heat Exchanger Tubes  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has developed thermally conductive composite liners for corrosion and scale protection in heat exchanger tubes exposed to geothermal brine. The liners cannot withstand roller expansion to connect the tubes to the tubesheet. It is not possible to line the ends of the tubes with the same material after roller expansion due to the nature of the current liner application process. It was requested that BNL evaluate plasma sprayed Ni-Al coatings for safe ending heat exchanger tubes exposed to geothermal brine. The tubes of interest had an internal diameter of 0.875 inches. It is not typical to thermal spray small diameter components or use such small standoff distances. In this project a nozzle extension was developed by Zatorski Coating Company to spray the tube ends as well as flat coupons for testing. Four different Ni-Al coatings were investigated. One of these was a ductilized Ni-AlB material developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The coatings were examined by optical and scanning electron microscopy. In addition, the coatings were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and subjected to corrosion, tensile adhesion, microhardness and field tests in a volcanic pool in New Zealand.

Allen, M.L.; Berndt, C.C.; Otterson, D.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Energy Density Na-S/NiCl2 Hybrid Battery  

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High temperature (250-350C) sodium-beta alumina batteries (NBBs) are attractive energy storage devices for renewable energy integration and other grid related applications. Currently, two technologies are commercially available in NBBs, e.g., sodium-sulfur (Na-S) battery and sodium-metal halide (ZEBRA) batteries. In this study, we investigated the combination of these two chemistries with a mixed cathode. In particular, the cathode of the cell consisted of molten NaAlCl4 as a catholyte and a mixture of Ni, NaCl and Na2S as active materials. During cycling, two reversible plateaus were observed in cell voltage profiles, which matched electrochemical reactions for Na-S and Na-NiCl2 redox couples. An irreversible reaction between sulfur species and Ni was identified during initial charge at 280C, which caused a decrease in cell capacity. The final products on discharge included Na2Sn with 1< n < 3, which differed from Na2S3 found in traditional Na-S battery. Reduction of sulfur in the mixed cathode led to an increase in overall energy density over ZEBRA batteries. Despite of the initial drop in cell capacity, the mixed cathode demonstrated relatively stable cycling with more than 95% of capacity retained over 60 cycles under 10mA/cm2. Optimization of the cathode may lead to further improvements in battery performance.

Lu, Xiaochuan; Lemmon, John P.; Kim, Jin Yong; Sprenkle, Vincent L.; Yang, Zhenguo (Gary) [Gary

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Modified Ni-Cr-Mn Base Alloys for SOFC Interconnect Applications  

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Two Ni-Cr-W-Mn base alloys based on Haynes 230 were developed and evaluated against criteria relevant to SOFC interconnect applications, which included oxidation behavior under SOFC operating conditions, scale electrical conductivity, and thermal expansion. It was found that, similar to the ferritic stainless steel Crofer22 APU, additions of Mn led to the formation of a unique scale that was comprised of a M3O4 (M=Mn, Cr, Ni, ) spinel-rich top layer and Cr2O3-rich sub-layer. The modified alloys demonstrated reasonable oxidation resistance under SOFC operating conditions, though the Mn additions increased the scale growth rate and thus sacrificed to some extent the oxidation resistance of the base alloy (Haynes 230). The formation of a spinel-rich top layer improved the scale conductivity, especially during the early stages of oxidation, but the higher scale growth rate resulted in a higher rate of increase in the area-specific electrical resistance. Due to their FCC crystal structure, the Ni-Cr-W-Mn base alloys demonstrated a CTE that was higher than that of anode-supported cells and candidate ferritic stainless steels such as Crofer22 APU.

Yang, Z Gary; Singh, Prabhakar; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Xia, Gordon

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational study of hydrocarbon adsorption in metal-organic framework Ni2(dhtp)  

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Molecular dynamic simulations were carried out to study the sorption, structural properties, and diffusivities of n-hexane and cyclohexane adsorbed in Ni2(dhtp). The results indicated strong interactions between the alkanes and the host material. The free energy perturbation method was employed to investigate the adsorption free energies of methane, ethane, n-butane, n-hexane and cyclohexane. For linear alkanes, the free energy lowered as the length of the carbon chain increased. Also, the adsorption of n-hexane was preferred over cyclohexane, due to its ability to rearrange its structure to maximize contacts with the host. Furthermore, due to the large pore size of Ni2(dhtp), higher loadings of alkanes did not significantly affect the alkane structure, and enhanced the free energy of adsorption for subsequent alkanes being loaded. According to our studies, Ni2(dhtp) has a very promising potential for adsorption and storage of alkanes. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences' Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

Sun, Xiuquan; Wick, Collin D.; Thallapally, Praveen K.; McGrail, B. Peter; Dang, Liem X.

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Bimetallic IrNi Core Platinum Monolayer Shell Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We synthesized a low-Pt content electrocatalyst consisting of a Pt monolayer placed on carbon-supported thermally treated IrNi core-shell structured nanoparticles using galvanic displacement of a Cu monolayer deposited at underpotentials. The Pt mass activity of the Pt{sub ML}/IrNi/C electrocatalyst obtained in a scale-up synthesis is approximately 3 times higher than that of the commercial Pt/C electrocatalyst. The electronic and geometrical effects of the IrNi substrate on the Pt monolayer result in its higher catalytic activity than that of Pt nanoparticles. The structure and composition of the core-shell nanoparticles were verified using transmission electron microscopy and in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy, while a potential cycling test was employed to confirm the stability of the electrocatalyst. Our experimental results, supported by the density functional calculations using a sphere-like model, demonstrate an effective way of using Pt that can resolve key problems of cathodic oxygen reduction hampering fuel cell commercialization.

Kuttiyiel K. A.; Sasaki, K.; Choi, Y.M.; Su, D.; Liu, P.; Adzic, R.R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-photon emission from Ni-related color centers in CVD diamond  

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Color centers in diamond are very promising candidates among the possible realizations for practical single-photon sources because of their long-time stable emission at room temperature. The popular nitrogen-vacancy center shows single-photon emission, but within a large, phonon-broadened spectrum (~100nm), which strongly limits its applicability for quantum communication. By contrast, Ni-related centers exhibit narrow emission lines at room temperature. We present investigations on single color centers consisting of Ni and Si created by ion implantation into single crystalline IIa diamond. We use systematic variations of ion doses between 10^8/cm^2 and 10^14/cm^2 and energies between 30keV and 1.8MeV. The Ni-related centers show emission in the near infrared spectral range (~770nm to 787nm) with a small line-width (~3nm FWHM). A measurement of the intensity correlation function proves single-photon emission. Saturation measurements yield a rather high saturation count rate of 77.9 kcounts/s. Polarization dependent measurements indicate the presence of two orthogonal dipoles.

David Steinmetz; Elke Neu; Christian Hepp; Roland Albrecht; Wolfgang Bolse; Jan Meijer; Detlef Rogalla; Christoph Becher

2010-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser power beaming to extend lives of GSO NiCd satellites  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

It is proposed that a ground-based laser can beam power to commercial communication satellites in geosynchronous orbit and reduce battery depth-of-discharge during eclipses. Two laser system designs are presented which have the capability of reducing battery discharge by 100%. Both utilize a steerable beam director, with a mirror diameter of 4 meters in one case and 8 meters in the other. Both also use an adaptive optics unit within the beam train to provide real-time corrections for wavefront distortions caused by atmospheric turbulence. The required system power output is in the range of 100 to 200 kW for a transmitted wavelength just under 900 nm. Laser power beaming can nearly double the remaining lifetime of a satellite that uses NiCd batteries. However, by the time such lasers become available, nearly all NiCd satellites will be replaced by NiH{sub 2} satellites, which stand to benefit much less from power beaming.

Monroe, D.K.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of FeTi and NiTi intermetallide additions on high-temperature oxidation of permalloy alloy  

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As a rule powder metallurgy Permalloy alloys are used in production of parts for electronic instruments. For the purpose of controlling the magnetic and electrical properties and also the wear (in the case of production of magnetic heads) and corrosion resistance appropriate additions of metals or such compounds as carbides and oxides are added to the alloy. In this work use of FeTi and NiTi intermetallides produced by reaction sintering of powders of pure metals in a protective atmosphere as alloying additions to Permalloy is recommended. The size of the original powders is less than 100 {mu}m. For reaction sintering at temperature 50{degrees}C above the eutectic temperature in the Ti-TiFe and TiNi-Ni systems was selected. The contents of titanium, iron, and oxygen in the FeTi alloy is 51.9, 45.7, and 2.4 wt.%, respectively, and of titanium, nickel, and oxygen in the NiTi alloy 59.6, 31.9, and 4.6 wt.%. High-temperature oxidation in air up to 1300{degrees}C with a rate of change in temperature of 15{degrees}C of type 78N Permalloy with additions of FeTi and NiTi alloys was investigated with use of methods of differential thermal and differential thermogravimetric analyses on an OD-103 derivatograph under nonisothermal conditions. The reaction products were studied by x-ray diffraction phase analysis on a DRON-3 instrument in CoK{sub {alpha}}-radiation. Pure 78N alloy powder with a composition of 78.1% Ni + 19.3% Fe (specimen 1) and also with additions of 1% FeTi (specimen 2) and 1% NiTi (specimen 3) were subjected to oxidation.

Klimenko, V.N.; Lavrenko, V.A.; Panasyuk, O.A.; Blasova, O.V.; Protsenko, T.G. [Inst. of Materials Science, Kiev (Ukraine)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural studies of two novel La-Sn compounds: La30Sn30 and La32Ni2Sn35  

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Two novel intermetallic compounds containing lanthanum and tin have been obtained for the first time. Single crystal structures of these two phases, La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30} and La{sub 32}Ni{sub 2}Sn{sub 35} have been studied by X-ray crystallography. La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30} is a new 1:1 binary containing La and Sn and has been refined in the Cmmm space group. This phase was made at high temperatures (<1200 C) from a loaded composition of La{sub 68}Sn{sub 70}. Unlike the reported 1:1 binary, LaSn which crystallizes in the Cmcm space group (only powder X-ray diffraction studies reported), La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30} forms good crystals for structural determination. The crystal structure of La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30} show Sn-Sn dimers and Sn-centered, face-sharing biaugmented triangular prisms composed of La atoms. La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30} does not belong to any known structure-type. La{sub 32}Ni{sub 2}Sn{sub 35} was obtained in high yields at high temperatures (> 1200 C) and refined in the 14/mmm space group. It belongs to the USi structure type in which the Ni/Sn atoms occupy the Si sites, and La/Sn atoms occupy the U sites. The crystal structure of La{sub 32}Ni{sub 2}Sn{sub 35} consists of buckled sheets made from La-centered, corner-shared octahedra of Sn. These sheets are intraconnected through Ni-Sn-Ni bonds along the c-axis. The crystals are not air sensitive, unlike La{sub 30}Sn{sub 30}, which can be attributed to the presence of Ni in the crystal structure.

Yang, Amie S.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer simulation of sputtering at the low index (1 0 0), (1 1 0) and (1 1 1) surfaces of Ni3Al in a STEM  

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The present study is relevant to the preferential Al sputtering and/or enhancement of the Ni/Al ratio in Ni3Al observed by the scanning transmission electron microscopy fitted with a field emission gun (FEG STEM). Atomic recoil events at the low index (1 0 0), (1 1 0) and (1 1 1) surfaces of Ni3Al through elastic collisions between electrons and atoms are simulated using molecular dynamics (MD) methods. The threshold energy for sputtering, Esp, and adatom creation, Ead, are determined as a function of recoil direction. Based on the MD determined Esp, the sputtering cross-sections for Ni and Al atoms in these surfaces are calculated with the previous proposed model. It is found that the sputtering cross-section for Al atoms is about 78 times higher than that for Ni, indicating the preferential sputtering of Al in Ni3Al, in good agreement with experiments. It is also found that the sputtering cross-sections for Ni atoms are almost the same in these three surfaces, suggesting that they are independent of surface orientation. Thus, the sputtering process is almost independent of the surface orientation in Ni3Al, as it is controlled by the sputtering of Ni atoms with a lower sputtering rate.

Lai, Wenshen; Yu, J. J.; Gao, Fei; Bacon, David J.

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High-pressure stability relations, crystal structures, and physical properties of perovskite and post-perovskite of NaNiF{sub 3}  

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NaNiF{sub 3} perovskite was found to transform to post-perovskite at 16-18 GPa and 1273-1473 K. The equilibrium transition boundary is expressed as P (GPa)=-2.0+0.014 Multiplication-Sign T (K). Structure refinements indicated that NaNiF{sub 3} perovskite and post-perovskite have almost regular NiF{sub 6} octahedra consistent with absence of the first-order Jahn-Teller active ions. Both NaNiF{sub 3} perovskite and post-perovskite are insulators. The perovskite underwent a canted antiferromagnetic transition at 156 K, and the post-perovskite antiferromagnetic transition at 22 K. Magnetic exchange interaction of NaNiF{sub 3} post-perovskite is smaller than that of perovskite, reflecting larger distortion of Ni-F-Ni network and lower dimension of octahedral arrangement in post-perovskite than those in perovskite. - Graphical abstract: Perovskite-post-perovskite transition in NaNiF{sub 3} at high pressure Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NaNiF{sub 3} perovskite (Pv) transforms to post-perovskite (pPv) at 16 GPa and 1300 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The equilibrium transition boundary is expressed as P (GPa)=-2.0+0.014 T (K). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Antiferromagnetic transition occurs at 156 K in Pv and 22 K in pPv.

Shirako, Y. [Department of Chemistry, Gakushuin University, 1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588 (Japan); Superconducting Properties Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Shi, Y.G. [Superconducting Properties Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing (China); Aimi, A.; Mori, D.; Kojitani, H. [Department of Chemistry, Gakushuin University, 1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588 (Japan); Yamaura, K. [Superconducting Properties Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Inaguma, Y. [Department of Chemistry, Gakushuin University, 1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588 (Japan); Akaogi, M., E-mail: masaki.akaogi@gakushuin.ac.jp [Department of Chemistry, Gakushuin University, 1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588 (Japan)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ab initio calculations and synthesis of the off-stoichiometric half-Heusler phase Ni{sub 1-x}Mn{sub 1+x}Sb  

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We perform a combined theoretical and experimental study of the phase stability and magnetism of the off-stoichiometric Ni{sub 1-x}Mn{sub 1+x}Sb in the half-Heusler crystal phase. Our work is motivated by the need for strategies to engineer the magnetism of potentially half-metallic materials, such as NiMnSb, for improved performance at elevated temperatures. By means of ab initio calculations we investigate Ni{sub 1-x}Mn{sub 1+x}Sb over the whole composition range 0{<=}x{<=}1 of Ni replacing Mn and show that at relevant temperatures, the half-Heusler phase should be thermodynamically stable up to at least x=0.20 with respect to the competing C38 structure of Mn{sub 2}Sb. Furthermore we find that half-Heusler Ni{sub 1-x}Mn{sub 1+x}Sb retains half-metallic band structure over the whole concentration range and that the magnetic moments of substitutional Mn{sub Ni} atoms display magnetic exchange interactions an order of magnitude larger than the Ni-Mn interaction in NiMnSb. We also demonstrate experimentally that the alloys indeed can be created by synthesizing off-stoichiometric Ni{sub 1-x}Mn{sub 1+x}Sb films on MgO substrates by means of magnetron sputtering.

Ekholm, M.; Larsson, P.; Alling, B.; Helmersson, U.; Abrikosov, I. A. [Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linkoeping University, SE-58183 Linkoeping (Sweden)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Temperature Solution-Phase Synthesis of NiAu Alloy Nanoparticles via Butyllithium Reduction: Influences of Synthesis Details and Application as the Precursor to Active Au0NiO/Si02 Catalysts Through Proper Pretreatments  

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Bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs) have wide applications in electronics, photonics, and catalysis. However, it is particularly challenging to synthesize size-controllable alloy nanoparticles (e.g., NiAu) with bulk immiscible metals as the components. Here we report the synthesis of isolable NiAu alloy nanoparticles with tunable and relatively uniform sizes via a coreduction method employing butyllithium as the reducing agent and trioctylphosphine as the protecting agent. The influences of synthesis conditions (e.g., protecting agent, aging temperature, and the solvent used to wash the product) were investigated, and the synthesis mechanism was preliminarily surveyed. The NiAu alloy nanoparticles obtained were then used as the precursor to prepare an Au-NiO/SiO2 catalyst highly active in low-temperature CO oxidation, and the effects of pretreatment details and catalyst compositions on catalytic activity were studied. Relevant characterization employing XRD, TEM, UV-vis, TG/DTG, and FT-IR was conducted. In addition, the importance of the current synthesis of NiAu alloy NPs and the contribution of the catalyst design were discussed in the context of the literature.

Zhou, Shenghu [ORNL; Ma, Zhen [ORNL; Yin, Hongfeng [ORNL; Wu, Zili [ORNL; Eichhorn, Bryan [University of Maryland; Overbury, Steven {Steve} H [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilization of Nickel Complexes with Ni0H-N Bonding Interactions Using Sterically Demanding Cyclic Diphosphine Ligands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The series of complexes Ni(P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sub 2}{sup R}), [Ni(P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sub 2}{sup R}){sub 2}]BF{sub 4}, [HNi(P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sub 2}{sup Ph}){sub 2}]BF{sub 4}, and [Co(P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sub 2}{sup Ph}){sub 2}]BF{sub 4} (P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sub 2}{sup R} = 1,5-dialkyl-3,7-tert-butyl-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane; alkyl (R) = phenyl, benzyl) have been synthesized and characterized. Spectroscopic, electrochemical, and X-Ray diffraction studies indicate these complexes are stable as a result of the tetrahedral arrangement of the two diphosphine ligands. Electrochemical oxidation of [HNi(P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sub 2}{sup Ph}){sub 2}]BF{sub 4} results in rapid proton transfer from nickel at a rate faster that can be observed on the CV timescale. Double protonation of Ni(P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sub 2}{sup BN}){sub 2} forms the endo-endo, endo exo, and exo-exo isomers of [Ni(P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sup BN}HN{sup BN}){sub 2}](BF{sub 4}){sub 2}, which were found to be more stable towards loss of H{sub 2} than previously observed for similar complexes. The presence of Ni{sup 0} {hor_ellipsis} HN bonds at the endo-protonation sites of [Ni(P{sub 2}{sup tBu}N{sup Bn}HN{sup BN}){sub 2}](BF{sub 4}){sub 2} results in significant differences in the Ni(I/0) oxidation potentials of each of the isomers. The differences in E{sub 1/2}(I/0) values correspond to bond free energies of 7.4 and 3.7 kcal/mol for the first and second Ni{sup 0} {hor_ellipsis} HN bonds of the endo-exo and endo-endo isomers, respectively. Computational studies of related model complexes reproduce these Ni{sup 0} {hor_ellipsis} HN bonds within 1-2 kcal/mol.

Wiedner, Eric S.; Yang, Jenny Y.; Chen, Shentan; Raugei, Simone; Dougherty, William G.; Kassel, W. S.; Helm, Monte L.; Bullock, R. Morris; Rakowski DuBois, Mary; DuBois, Daniel L.

2012-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction of Metallophthalocyanines (Mpc, M=Co, Ni) on Au(001): Ultraviolet Photoemission Spectroscopy and Low Energy Electron Diffraction Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thin films of metallophthalocyanine (MPc,M=Co,Ni) evaporated onto a '5x20' reconstructed Au(001) substrate at room temperature have been investigated by employing low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS). The LEED images from NiPc thin films show that the overlayers are highly ordered with a square unit cell of 12.8x12.8 {angstrom}{sup 2} aligned along the {l_angle}110{r_angle} and {l_angle}1{bar 1}0{r_angle} axes of the Au(001) substrate. For CoPc, the LEED pattern reveals the superposition of multiple rotationally equivalent domains of a 12.9x12.9 {angstrom}{sup 2} square lattice which are rotated by 16{sup o} with respect to each other. The contrast between NiPc and CoPc on Au(001) is further demonstrated in the interfacial electronic structure. UPS studies of the interfacial layers of NiPc deposited on the hexagonally reconstructed gold substrate indicate that NiPc physisorbs on the gold surface as evidenced by a uniform molecular orbital (MO) shift. The CoPc MO's, on the other hand, indicates a charge transfer at the interface, evidenced by the 13a{sub 1g} MO interacting with the Au surface.

Ellis,T.; Park, K.; Ulrich, M.; Hulbert, S.; Rowe, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Middle distillate hydrotreatment zeolite catalysts containing Pt/Pd or Ni  

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A study on middle distillate hydrotreatment zeolite catalysts containing Pt/Pd and/or Ni was performed. The effect of the addition of the corresponding CoMo, CoMoPd, CoMoPtPd and CoMoNi in PdNiPt-zeolite, Pt-zeolite, Ni-zeolite, and PdPt-zeolite was studied. The catalysts were characterized physically and chemically by methods and techniques such as Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), Barret-Joyner-Hallenda (BJH), and neutron activation analysis. The structures of the Ni and Pt containing zeolite were studied by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). An experimental apparatus was constructed to investigate the activity of the experimental catalysts. The catalysts activity measured in terms of conversion of dibenzothiophene (DBT), substituted dibenzothiophenes (sDBT) and phenanthrene as well as molar-averaged conversion was evaluated in a continuous flow Robinson Mahoney reactor with stationary basket in the hydrodesulfurization and hydrogenation of heavy gas oil which contains sulphur refractory compounds such as 4- methyldibenzotiophene (4-MDBT) and 4,6- dimethyldibenzothiophene (4,6-DMDBT). DBT, 4-MDBT, 3-MDBT, 1-EDBT, 3-EDBT, 4,6-DMDBT, 3,6-DMDBT, 2,8- DMDBT and 4-methylnaphtho[2,1-b]thiophene were selected to calculate the molaraveraged conversion. The conversions of the sulfur containing compounds and phenanthrene were determined as a function of the operating variables: space time (W/Fo DBT), temperature, H2/HC mol ratio and pressure. The Conversions of DBT and 4,6-DMDBT into their reaction products such as Biphenyl (BPH), Cyclohexylbenzene (CHB), Bicyclohexyl (BCH) and 3,4-Dimethylbiyphenyl (3,4-DMBPH) were determined only as a function of space time in the interval of 4000-6000 kgcath/kmol. The results of this work showed that Pt-HY and PdPt-HY are good noble metals catalysts for the hydrodesulfurization of heavy gas oil. Moreover, this study showed that CoMoPd/Pt-HY and CoMoNi/PdPt-HY catalysts are good candidates for deep HDS and hydrogenation of heavy gas oil. It was found that the conversions of sulfur compounds were higher than the conversions provided by the conventional CoMo/Al2O3 catalyst. Also higher hydrogenation of phenanthrene was observed. Deactivation of the catalysts was not observed during the operation. Finally, the study not only contributed to define the technical bases for the preparation of the noble metal catalysts for hydrodesulfurization of heavy gas oil at pilot scale, but also provided technical information for developing the kinetic modeling of the hydrodesulfurization of heavy gas oil with the noble metal catalysts.

Marin-Rosas, Celia

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model for projectile fragmentation: case study for Ni on Ta, Be and Xe on Al  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For projectile fragmentation we work out details of a model whose origin can be traced back to the Bevalac era. The model positions itself between the phenomenological EPAX parametrization and microscopic transport models like "Heavy Ion Phase Space Exploration Model" (HIPSE) and antisymmetrised molecular dynamics(AMD). We apply the model to some recent data of projectile fragmentation of Ni on Ta and Be at beam energy 140 MeV/nucleon and some older data of Xe on Al at beam energy 790 MeV/nucleon. Reasonable values of cross-sections for various composites populated in the reactions are obtained.

S. Mallik; G. Chaudhuri; S. Das Gupta

2010-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature oxidation of an alumina-coated Ni-base alloy  

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Alumina coatings were applied to Ni-20Cr (wt%) using combustion chemical vapor deposition (combustion CVD). Combustion CVD is an open air deposition technique performed in a flame. The oxidation kinetics of coated and uncoated specimens were measured by isothermal oxidation tests carried out in pure flowing air at temperatures of 800, 900, 1,000 and 1,100 C. The alumina coatings reduced the oxidation kinetics at all temperatures. The morphologies and compositions of the alumina coatings were characterized by transmission and scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Hendrick, M.R.; Hampikian, J.M.; Carter, W.B.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origins of the Doping Asymmetry in Oxides: Hole Doping in NiO versus Electron Doping in ZnO  

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The doping response of the prototypical transparent oxides NiO (p-type), ZnO (n-type), and MgO (insulating) is caused by spontaneous formation of compensating centers, leading to Fermi-level pinning at critical Fermi energies. We study the doping principles in these oxides by first-principles calculations of carrier-producing or -compensating defects and of the natural band offsets, and identify the dopability trends with the ionization potentials and electron affinities of the oxides. We find that the room-temperature free-hole density of cation-deficient NiO is limited by a too large ionization energy of the Ni vacancy, but it can be strongly increased by extrinsic dopants with shallower acceptor levels.

Lany, S.; Osorio-Guillen, J.; Zunger, A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Principles Calculations of Electrochemically Controlled Hydrogen Mobility and Uptake at the Ni(111)H2O Interface  

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The binding of hydrogen on Ni(111) in the presence of an water is considered using both a bilayer and a saturated model of the solvent environment. The presence of a water bilayer did not change the binding energies or geometry of hydrogen on the Ni(111) compared to adsorption in ultra-high vacuum. Using the saturated model (four bilayers over the surface) we also monitored the change in hydrogen binding as a function of electrochemical potential. Binding energies for hydrogen at the hcp and octahedral sites shifted endothermically as the potential was made more anodic, indicating that reductive partial charge transfer occurs. Binding at the tetrahedral site was found to be partially oxidizing. Calculation of vibrational modes allowed the extrapolation of ab initio results to ambient and elevated temperatures. Surface Pourbaix diagrams were constructed illustrating the stability of various phases on the Ni(111) surface as a function of pH and potential.

C Taylor; R Kelly; M Neurock

2005-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Reexamining the Beta Decay of 53,54Ni, 52,53Co, 51Fe, and 50Mn  

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he decay of 53,54Ni, 52,53Co, 51Fe, and 50Mn was investigated via the fragmentation of a 58Ni primary beam with an energy of 68.6 MeV/u. The proton- coincidences of 53Ni -delayed proton emission were observed. Based on the analysis of the proton- coincidence events, it was inferred that the previous assignment of the excitation energy for the isobaric analog state in 53Co may be problematic. The half-lives of these nuclei were obtained, in which the uncertainty of 52Co half-life was reduced by a factor of 3. The half-lives were evaluated and used as inputs of nucleosynthesis calculations of the rapid proton-capture process in an x-ray burst.

Su, J. [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China; Liu, W. P. [China Institute of Atomic Energy Collaboration; Collaboration, [China Institute of Atomic Energy Collaboration; Wang, J. S. [Inst. Modern Phys., Chinese Academy of Sciences-Lanzhou; Collaboration, [Inst. Modern Phys., Chinese Academy of Sciences-Lanzhou; Li, X. Q. [Peking University-Beijing; He, C. [Peking University-Beijing; Smith, Michael Scott [ORNL

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Properties of ZrZrCZrC/DLC gradient films on TiNi alloy by the PIIID technique combined with PECVD  

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better corrosion resistance property and higher depression ability for the Ni ion releasing from the Ni the alloy in the body fluid environment because of bio-corrosion or erosion. Thus, it is necessary to modify. However, the high hardness, intrinsic stresses, and poor adhesion strength to the substrate limit its

Zheng, Yufeng

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Electrodeposition of Ni5Sb2 nanowires array and its application as a high-performance anode material for lithium ion batteries  

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Single crystal Ni"5Sb"2 nanowires array is synthesized by direct-current electrodeposition technique. The initial specific discharge and charge capacity of the as-produced Ni"5Sb"2 nanowires array electrode as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries ... Keywords: Anode, Array structure, Charge/discharge capacity, Lithium-ion batteries, Nanowires

You-Wen Yang; Tian-Ying Li; Fei Liu; Wen-Bin Zhu; Xue-Liang Li; Yu-Cheng Wu; Ming-Guang Kong

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Hydrogen-Rich Gas Production from Steam Gasification of Palm Oil Wastes Using the Supported Nano-NiO/?-Al2O3 Catalyst  

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The catalytic steam gasification of palm oil wastes for hydrogen-rich gas production was experimentally investigated in a combined fixed bed reactor using the newly developed nano-NiO/?-Al2O3 catalyst. The results indicated that the nano-NiO/?-Al2O3 ... Keywords: Biomass gasification, palm oil waste, catalyst, hydrogen production

Jianfen Li; Yanfang Yin; Jianjun Liu; Rong Yan

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

The influence of helium on mechanical properties of model austenitic alloys, determined using sup 59 Ni isotopic tailoring and fast reactor irradiation  

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The objective of this effort is to study the separate and synergistic effects of helium and other important variables on the evolution of microstructure and macroscopic properties during irradiation of structural metals. The alloys employed in this study were nominally Fe-15Cr-25Ni, Fe-15Cr-25Ni-0.04P and Fe-15Cr-45Ni (wt %) in both the cold worked and annealed conditions. Tensile testing and microscopy continue on specimens removed from the first, second and third discharges of the {sup 59}Ni isotopic doping experiment. The results to date indicate that helium/dpa ratios typical of fusion reactors (4 to 19 appm/dpa) do not lead to significant changes in the yield strength of model Fe-Cr-Ni alloys. Measurements of helium generated in undoped specimens from the second and third discharges show that the helium/dpa ratio increases during irradiation in FFTF due to the production of {sup 59}Ni. In specimens doped with {sup 59}Ni prior to irradiation, the helium/dpa ratio can increase, decrease or remain the same during the second irradiation interval. This behavior occurs because the cross sections for the production and burnout of {sup 59}Ni are very sensitive to core location and the nature of neighboring components. 14 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

Hamilton, M.L.; Garner, F.A. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)); Oliver, B.M. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (USA))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-Monodisperse Ni-Cu Bimetallic Nanocrystals of Variable Composition: Controlled Synthesis and Catalytic Activity for H2 Generation  

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Near-monodisperse Ni{sub 1-x}Cu{sub x} (x = 0.2-0.8) bimetallic nanocrystals were synthesized by a one-pot thermolysis approach in oleylamine/1-octadecene, using metal acetylacetonates as precursors. The nanocrystals form large-area 2D superlattices, and display a catalytic synergistic effect in the hydrolysis of NaBH{sub 4} to generate H{sub 2} at x = 0.5 in a strongly basic medium. The Ni{sub 0.5}Cu{sub 0.5} nanocrystals show the lowest activation energy, and also exhibit the highest H{sub 2} generation rate at 298 K.

Zhang, Yawen; Huang, Wenyu; Habas, Susan E.; Kuhn, John N.; Grass, Michael E.; Yamada, Yusuke; Yang, Peidong; Somorjai, Gabor A.

2008-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of Localized Corrosion of Ni-Based Alloys Using Coupled Orientation Imaging Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy  

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We present a method for assessing the relative vulnerabilities of distinct classes of grain boundaries to localized corrosion. Orientation imaging microscopy provides a spatial map which identifies and classifies grain boundaries at a metal surface. Once the microstructure of a region of a sample surface has been characterized, a sample can be exposed to repeated cycles of exposure to a corrosive environment alternating with topographic measurement by an atomic force microscope in the same region in which the microstructure had been mapped. When this procedure is applied to Ni and Ni-based alloys, we observe enhanced attack at random grain boundaries relative to special boundaries and twins in a variety of environments.

Bedrossian, P.J.

1999-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

328

Fusion Probability in the Reactions {sup 58}Fe+{sup 244}Pu and {sup 64}Ni+{sup 238}U  

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Mass-energy distributions, as well as capture cross-section of fission-like fragments for the reactions {sup 64}Ni+{sup 238}U and {sup 58}Fe+{sup 244}Pu leading to the formation of superheavy compound system with Z = 120 and N 182 at energies near the Coulomb barrier have been measured. Fusion-fission cross sections were estimated from the analysis of mass and total kinetic energy distributions. It was found that the fusion probability is about one order of magnitude higher for the reaction {sup 58}Fe+{sup 244}Pu than that for the reaction with {sup 64}Ni-ions.

Knyazheva, G. N.; Bogachev, A. A.; Itkis, I. M.; Itkis, M. G.; Kozulin, E. M. [Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, RU-141980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation)

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Castability of Traditionally Wrought Ni-Based Superalloys for USC Steam Turbines  

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The high temperature components within conventional coal fired power plants are manufactured from ferritic/martensitic steels. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the efficiency of pulverized coal steam power plants must be increased. The proposed steam temperature in the Advanced Ultra Supercritical (A-USC) power plant is high enough (760C) that ferritic/martensitic steels will not work due to temperature limitations of this class of materials; thus Ni-based superalloys are being considered. The full size castings are quite substantial: ~4in thick, several feet in diameter and weigh 5-10,000lb each half. Experimental castings were quite a bit smaller, but section size was retained and cooling rate controlled in order to produce relevant microstructures. A multi-step homogenization heat treatment was developed in order to better deploy the alloy constituents. The castability of two traditionally wrought Ni-based superalloys to which minor alloy adjustments have been made in order to improve foundry performance is further explored.

Jablonski, P D; Cowen, C J; Hawk, J A; Evens, N; Maziasz, P

2011-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature Dependent Electrical Transport Properties of Ni-Cr and Co-Cr Binary Alloys  

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The temperature dependent electrical transport properties viz. electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity of Ni{sub 10}Cr{sub 90} and Co{sub 20}Cr{sub 80} alloys are computed at various temperatures. The electrical resistivity has been calculated according to Faber-Ziman model combined with Ashcroft-Langreth partial structure factors. In the present work, to include the ion-electron interaction, we have used a well tested local model potential. For exchange-correlation effects, five different forms of local field correction functions due to Hartree (H), Taylor (T), Ichimaru and Utsumi (IU), Farid et al (F) and Sarkar et al (S) are used. The present results due to S function are in good agreement with the experimental data as compared to results obtained using other four functions. The S functions satisfy compressibility sum rule in long wave length limit more accurately as compared to T, IU and F functions, which may be responsible for better agreement of results, obtained using S function. Also, present result confirms the validity of present approach in determining the transport properties of alloys like Ni-Cr and Co-Cr.

Thakore, B. Y.; Khambholja, S. G.; Bhatt, N. K.; Jani, A. R. [Department of Physics, S P University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, 388 120, Gujarat (India); Suthar, P. H. [Department of Physics, C U Shah Science College, Ahmedabad, 380 014, Gujarat (India); Gajjar, P. N. [Department of Physics, University Schools of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 380 009, Gujarat (India)

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Shell Structure from 100Sn to 78Ni: Implications for Nuclear Astrophysics  

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The single-particle structure and shell gap of {sup 100}Sn is inferred from prompt in-beam and delayed {gamma}-ray spectroscopy of seniority and spin-gap isomers. Recent results in {sup 94, 95}Ag and {sup 98}Cd stress the importance of large-scale shell model calculations employing realistic interactions for the isomerism, np-nh excitations and E2 polarization of the {sup 100}Sn core. The strong monopole interaction of the {Delta}l = 0 spin-flip partners {pi}g{sub 9/2-} {nu}g{sub 7/2} in N = 51 isotones below {sup 100}Sn is echoed in the {Delta}l = 1 pf5/2- ?g9/2 pair of nucleons, which is decisive for the persistence of the N = 50 shell gap in {sup 78}Ni. This is corroborated by recent experimental data on {sup 70, 76}Ni, {sup 78}Zn. The importance of monopole driven shell evolution for the appearance of new shell closures in neutron-rich nuclei and implications for r-process abundances near the N = 82 shell is discussed.

Grawe, Hubert H [ORNL; Blazhev, A. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Gorska, M. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Mukha, I. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Plettner, C. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Roeckl, E. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Nowacki, F. [IReS, Strasbourg, Cedex, France; Grzywacz, Robert Kazimierz [ORNL; Sawicka, M. [University of Warsaw

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Room temperature ferromagnetism in Mn, Ni and Co ions doped Cu{sub 2}O nanorods  

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Here we report the synthesis and characterization of Cu{sub 2}O nanorods doped with Mn, Ni and Co transition metal ions and the study of their magnetic properties. Synthesis of the nanorods was carried out by the modified polyol method. Powder X-ray diffraction patterns clearly showed them to be polycrystalline single phase material. They exhibited ferromagnetic behavior at room temperature, however no such behavior was observed for the reference undoped sample, which indicated that unintentionally introduced magnetic impurities were not responsible for the observed phenomenon. Ferromagnetic behavior was found to be dependent on the dopant concentration and increased consistently with its increment in the material. The total magnetic moments contribution was calculated for the dopant concentration and was found to be insignificant to account for the observed ferromagnetism, therefore it was suggested that ferromagnetism could have conjured up from the induced magnetic moment in the defects created as cation vacancies in the material. The presence of the defects was supported by the room temperature photoluminescence study which showed that intensity of the peaks was dependent on the dopant concentration and increased consistently with it. There was strong correlation between the magnitude of the photoluminescence peak and the observed ferromagnetic property in the doped samples. -- Graphical Abstract: Room temperature ferromagnetism was observed in the Cu{sub 2}O nanorods doped with Mn, Ni and Co ions. The origin seems to be the defects of cation vacancies created by the dopant ions. Display Omitted

Ahmed, Asar [Department of Chemistry, SL-214, Southern Lab, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India); Gajbhiye, Namdeo S., E-mail: nsg@iitk.ac.i [Department of Chemistry, SL-214, Southern Lab, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Exact Enumeration of the Phase Space of an Ising Model of Ni2MnGa  

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Exact evaluations of partition functions are generally prohibitively expensive due to exponential growth of phase space with the number of degrees of freedom. For an Ising model with sites the number of possible states is requiring the use of better scaling methods such as importance sampling Monte-Carlo calculations for all but the smallest systems. Yet the ability to obtain exact solutions for as large as possible systems can provide important benchmark results and opportunities for unobscured insight into the underlying physicsofthesystem.HerewepresentanIsingmodelforthemagneticsublatticesoftheimportantmagneto-caloricmaterialNi MnGa and use an exact enumeration algorithm to calculate the number of states for each energy and sublattice magne- tizations and . This allows the efficient calculation of the partition function and derived thermodynamic quantities such as specific heat and susceptibility. Utilizing the jaguarpf system at Oak Ridge we are able to calculate for systems of up to48sites,whichprovidesimportantinsightintothemechanismforthelargemagnet-caloriceffectinNi MnGaaswellasanimportant benchmark for Monte-Carlo (esp. Wang-Landau method).

Eisenbach, Markus [ORNL; Brown, Greg [ORNL; Rusanu, Aurelian [ORNL; Odbadrakh, Khorgolkhuu [ORNL; Nicholson, Don M [ORNL; McCarthy, Carrie V. [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

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Layered manganese oxide intergrowth electrodes for rechargeable lithium batteries: Part 1-substitution with Co or Ni  

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Lithium manganese oxides substituted with nickel or cobalt were characterized electrochemically in lithium cell configurations. The compounds studied were either single-phase layered structures with either primarily O2 or O3 stacking arrangements, or O2/O3 intergrowths, prepared from P2, P3 and P2/P3 sodium-containing precursors, respectively. The stacking arrangements are extremely sensitive to the Na/T. M. (T. M. = transition metal) ratios and the level of substitution. Phase diagrams showing the stability regions of the various arrangements for the Na-Ni-Mn-O system are presented. A possible correlation between vacancies and electrochemical performance is suggested. For high levels of substitution with Ni, fewer defects are possible for materials containing more O3 component and higher discharge capacities can be achieved, but spinel conversion upon cycling also occurs more rapidly as the O3 content increases. Intergrowths show intermediate behavior and represent a potential route towards designing stable, high capacity electrodes.

Dolle, Mickael; Patoux, Sebastien; Doeff, Marca M.

2004-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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NEUTRON DIFFRACTION STUDY OF A NON-STOICHIOMETRIC Ni-Mn-Ga MSM ALLOY  

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The structure and chemical order of a Heusler alloy of non-stoichiometric composition Ni-Mn-Ga were studied using constant-wavelength (1.538 ) neutron diffraction at 363K and the diffraction pattern was refined using the FullProf software. At this temperature the structure is austenite (cubic) with Fm-3m space group and lattice constant of a = 5.83913(4) [ ]. The chemical order is of critical importance in these alloys, as Mn becomes antiferromagnetic when the atoms are closer than the radius of the 3d shell. In the studied alloy the refinement of the site occupancy showed that the 4b (Ga site) contained as much as 22% Mn; that significantly alters the distances between the Mn atoms in the crystal and, as a result, also the exchange energy between some of the Mn atoms. Based on the refinement, the composition was determined to be Ni1.91Mn1.29Ga0.8

Ari-Gur, Pnina [Western Michigan University; Garlea, Vasile O [ORNL

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C I, supplkment au no 2-3, Tome 32, Fkvrier-Mars 1971, page C 1 -882 MAGNETIC NEUTRON SCATTERING FROM K,NiF4  

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la temperature de tran- sition dans I'antiferromagnetique a deux dimensions K2NiF4. L in the two-dimensional antiferromagnet K2NiF4. Inelastic studies on a triple-axis spectrometer have indicated is structurally composed of NiF, layers separated by two K F layers [I]. The relative isolation of the NiF, layers

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

337

An analysis of the x-ray linear dichroism spectrum for NiO thin films grown on vicinal Ag(001)  

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Antiferromagnetic (AFM) NiO thin films are grown epitaxially on vicinal Ag(118) substrate and investigated by x-ray linear dichroism (XLD). We find that the NiO AFM spin exhibits an in-plane spin reorientation transition from parallel to perpendicular to the step edges with increasing the NiO film thickness. In addition to the conventional L{sub 2} adsorption edge, x-ray linear dichroism (XLD) effect at the Ni L{sub 3} adsorption edge is also measured and analyzed. The result identifies a small energy shift of the L{sub 3} peak. Temperature-dependent measurement confirms that the observed XLD effect in this system at the normal incidence of the x-rays originates entirely from the NiO magnetic ordering.

Wu, Y.Z.; Zhao, Y.; Arenholz, E.; Young, A.T.; Sinkovic, B.; Qiu, Z.Q.

2008-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

338

Undirectional Diagonal Order and Three-Dimensional Stacking of Charge Stripes in Orthorhombic Pr1.67Sr0.33NiO4 and Nd1.67Sr0.33NiO4  

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The interplay between crystal symmetry and charge stripe order in Pr{sub 1.67}Sr{sub 0.33}NiO{sub 4} and Nd{sub 1.67}Sr{sub 0.33}NiO{sub 4} has been studied by means of single crystal x-ray diffraction. In contrast to tetragonal La{sub 1.67}Sr{sub 0.33}NiO{sub 4}, these crystals are orthorhombic. The corresponding distortion of the NiO{sub 2} planes is found to dictate the direction of the charge stripes, similar to the case of diagonal spin stripes in the insulating phase of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. In particular, diagonal stripes seem to always run along the short a axis, which is the direction of the octahedral tilt axis. In contrast, no influence of the crystal symmetry on the charge stripe ordering temperature itself was observed, with T{sub CO}{approx}240 K for La, Pr, and Nd. The coupling between lattice and stripe degrees of freedom allows one to produce macroscopic samples with unidirectional stripe order. In samples with stoichiometric oxygen content and a hole concentration of exactly 1/3, charge stripes exhibit a staggered stacking order with a period of three NiO{sub 2} layers, previously only observed with electron microscopy in domains of mesoscopic dimensions. Remarkably, this stacking order starts to melt about 40 K below T{sub CO}. The melting process can be described by mixing the ground state, which has a three-layer stacking period, with an increasing volume fraction with a two-layer stacking period.

Hucker,M.; Zimmermann, M.; Klingelar, R.; Kiele, S.; Geck, J.; Bakehe, S.; Zhang, J.; Hill, J.; Revcolevschi, A.; et al.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature dependence of carrier spin polarization determined from current-induced domain wall motion in a Co/Ni nanowire  

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We have investigated the temperature dependence of the current-induced magnetic domain wall (DW) motion in a perpendicularly magnetized Co/Ni nanowire at various temperatures and with various applied currents. The carrier spin polarization was estimated from the measured domain wall velocity. We found that it decreased more with increasing temperature from 100 K to 530 K than the saturation magnetization did.

Ueda, K.; Koyama, T.; Hiramatsu, R.; Kobayashi, K.; Ono, T. [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Chiba, D. [Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama 322-0012 (Japan); Fukami, S. [Green Innovation Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, 34 Miyukigaoka, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8501 (Japan); Center for Spintronics Integrated Systems, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Tanigawa, H.; Suzuki, T. [RENESAS Electronics Corporation, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5298 (Japan); Ohshima, N. [NEC Energy Device Ltd., 1120 Shimokuzawa, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5298 (Japan); Ishiwata, N. [Green Innovation Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, 34 Miyukigaoka, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8501 (Japan); Nakatani, Y. [University of Electro-communications, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585 (Japan)

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanopowder synthesis of the SOFC cathode material Nd2NiO4+ by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis  

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1 Nanopowder synthesis of the SOFC cathode material Nd2NiO4+ by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis David to synthesize this material which is of high interest for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFC-22 (2010) 1015-1023" DOI : 10.1016/j.ssi.2010.05.041 #12;2 I. INTRODUCTION Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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341

The geometry variation of as-grown carbon coils with Ni layer thickness and hydrogen plasma pretreatment  

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Carbon coils could be synthesized using C2H2/H2 as source gases and SF6 as an incorporated additive gas under thermal chemical vapor deposition system. Ni layer on SiO2 substrate was used as a catalyst ...

Young-Chul Jeon, Semi Park, Sung-Hoon Kim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Time in situ hard X-ray texture evolution during the annealing of rolled CuNi tapes  

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1 Real Time in situ hard X-ray texture evolution during the annealing of rolled CuNi tapes Antoine monochromators. It uses a white hard X ray beam and works in transmission geometry. The 2D detector allows, used as substrate for high temperature superconductor, is presented. hard X-rays; diffraction; in

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Aging effects in palladium and LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75} tritides  

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Palladium and LaNi{sub 5-x}Al{sub x} (x=0.30, 0.75, 0.85), which form reversible hydrides, are used for tritium processing and storage in the Savannah River Site (SRS) tritium facilities. As part of a program to develop technology based on the use of reversible metal hydrides for tritium processing and storage, the effects of aging on the thermodynamic behavior of palladium and LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0. 75} tritides are under investigation. During aging, the {sup 3}He tritium decay product remains in the tritide lattice and changes the thermodynamics of the tritium-metal tritide system. Aging effects in 755-day-aged palladium and 1423-day-aged LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75} tritides will be reported. Changes in the thermodynamics were determined by measuring tritium desorption isotherms on aging samples. In palladium, aging decreases the desorption isotherm plateau pressure and changes the {alpha}-phase portion of the isotherm. Aging-induced changes in desorption isotherms are more drastic in LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75}. Among the changes noted are: (1) decreased isotherm plateau pressure, (2) increased isotherm plateau slope, and (3) appearance of deep-trapped tritium, removable only by exchange with deuterium.

Nobile, A.; Wermer, J.R.; Walters, R.T.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of shock-induced melting of Ni using molecular dynamics coupled to a two-temperature model  

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Simulation of shock-induced melting of Ni using molecular dynamics coupled to a two-temperature and electron-phonon coupling, Pmelt and Tmelt change. For a given pressure, the temperature behind the shock conduction and electron-phonon coupling. The decrease in the temperature behind the shock front is enhanced

Zhigilei, Leonid V.

345

Development of Ni1-xCoxO as the cathode/interconnect contact for solid oxide fuel cells  

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A new type of material, Ni1-xCoxO, was developed for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cathode/interconnect contact applications. The phase structure, coefficient of thermal expansion, sintering behavior, electrical property, and mechanical bonding strength of these materials were evaluated against the requirements of the SOFC cathode/interconnect contact. A dense cathode/interconnect contact layer was developed through reaction sintering from Ni and Co metal powders. An area specific resistance (ASR) as low as 5.5 mohm.cm2 was observed after 1000 h exposure in air at 800 C for the LSM/Ni0.33Co0.67O/AISI441 assembly. Average mechanical strengths of 6.8 and 5.0 MPa were obtained for the cathode/contact/cathode and interconnect/contact/interconnect structures, respectively. The significantly low ASR was probably due to the dense structure and therefore improved electrical conductivity of the Ni0.33Co0.67O contact and the good bonding of the interfaces between the contact and the cathode, and between the contact and the interconnect.

Lu, Zigui; Xia, Guanguang; Templeton, Joshua D.; Li, Xiaohong S.; Nie, Zimin; Yang, Zhenguo; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantization of FIR Filters under a Total Integer Cost Ashley J. Llorens, Christoforos N. Hadjicostis and Hen Chi Ni  

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representation for arbitrary quantization sets. We then develop a greedy algorithm which has even lower algorithms in this setting. I. INTRODUCTION The increasing usage of FIR filters and the inherent quantization. Hadjicostis and H. C. Ni are with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University

Hadjicostis, Christoforos

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The adsorption of molecular oxygen on Au/Ni(111) alloys and its oxidation of CO at 85 K  

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Molecular oxygen is observed to adsorb on 0.2 - 0.6 ML Au/Ni(111) surface alloys. Molecular oxygen adsorbates are characterized by their 0-0 stretching frequencies of 740 cm', 851 cm' and 962 cm', as measured by high ...

Fischer, Jonathan David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SF6432-NI (02-01-12) Fixed Price Former Soviet Union  

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INSTALLATION MAG~NiX.ILRI DIVI8ION, CAN.fAN,CONN.  

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REVERSIBLE AND IRREVERSIBLE PASSIVATION OF A LA-NI-AL ALLOY  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper seeks to explore some of the effects of passivating a LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75} sample by air oxidation under controlled conditions. Passivation of this metal hydride alloy seems to have two distinct regimes. The first occurs with air oxidation at 80 C and 20 C. It is characterized by complete reversibility upon hydrogen readsorption, although said readsorption is hindered substantially at room temperature, requiring the material to be heated to produce the reactivation. The second regime is illustrated by 130 C air oxidation and is characterized by irreversible loss of hydrogen absorption capacity. This passivation does not hinder hydrogen readsorption into the remaining hydride material.

Shanahan, K.; Klein, J.

2009-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

351

Xe films on a decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal surface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The grand canonical Monte Carlo method is employed to study the adsorption of Xe on a quasicrystalline Al-Ni-Co surface. The calculation uses a semiempirical gas-surface interaction, based on conventional combining rules and the usual Lennard-Jones Xe-Xe interaction. The resulting adsorption isotherms and calculated structures are consistent with the results of LEED experimental data. In this paper we focus on five features not discussed earlier (Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 136104 (2005)): the range of the average density of the adsorbate, the order of the transition, the orientational degeneracy of the ground state, the isosteric heat of adsorption of the system, and the effect of the vertical cell dimension.

Wahyu Setyawan; Nicola Ferralis; Renee D. Diehl; Milton W. Cole; Stefano Curtarolo

2006-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

352

Projectile fragmentation of radioactive beams of {sup 68}Ni, {sup 69}Cu, and {sup 72}Zn  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fragment production cross sections of secondary neutron-rich beams of {sup 68}Ni, {sup 69}Cu, and {sup 72}Zn isotopes at energies of about 95A MeV have been measured. We compare the measured cross sections to EPAX, an empirical parametrization of fragmentation cross sections. A reasonable agreement of the experimental data and EPAX predictions suggests that an EPAX parametrization used for stable beams seems to be valid for unstable neutron-rich ion beams. EPAX tends to overestimate the yields of neutron-rich isotopes. This problem is amplified when neutron-rich radioactive beams are employed, leading to overly optimistic estimates of the production of neutron-rich isotopes.

Lukyanov, S.; Lobastov, S. P.; Tarasov, O. B. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, RU-141980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation); Mocko, M. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Andronenko, L.; Andronenko, M. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); PNPI, Gatchina, Leningrad district RU-188300 (Russian Federation); Bazin, D.; Gade, A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Famiano, M. A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Physics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 (United States); Lynch, W. G.; Rogers, A. M.; Tsang, M. B.; Zegers, R. G. T. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Verde, G. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); INFN, Sezione di Catania, 64 Via Santa Sofia, I-95123 Catania (Italy); Wallace, M. S. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

353

Magnetic motion capture system using LC resonant magnetic marker composed of Ni-Zn ferrite core  

SciTech Connect

We have proposed a magnetic motion capture system using an LC resonant magnetic marker. The proposed system is composed of an exciting coil, an LC marker, and a 5x5-matrix search coil array (25 search coils). The LC marker is small and has a minimal circuit with no battery and can be driven wirelessly by the action of electromagnetic induction. It consists of a Ni-Zn ferrite core (3 mm{phi}x10 mm) with a wound coil and a chip capacitor, forming an LC series circuit with a resonant frequency of 186 kHz. The relative position accuracy of the system is less than 1 mm within the area of 100 mm{sup 3} up to 150 mm from the search coil array. Compared with dc magnetic systems, the proposed system is applicable for precision motion capture in optically isolated spaces without magnetic shielding because the system is not greatly influenced by earth field noise.

Hashi, S.; Toyoda, M.; Ohya, M.; Okazaki, Y.; Yabukami, S.; Ishiyama, K.; Arai, K. I. [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193 (Japan); Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

354

L-shell photoabsorption spectroscopy for solid metals: Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synchrotron radiation measurements of near-threshold and broad-range (400--1500 eV) absolute photoabsorption cross sections were made for five transition metals with {plus minus}10% overall uncertainties. Fine structure details of 2p-3d autoionizing resonances are shown with better than 1.0 eV resolution for solid metals: Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Ni, and Cu. Fine structure similar to what we measured can be produced using a multi-configuration Dirac Fock (MCDF) model if a statistical distribution is assumed for the initial atomic states. Calculations were performed in intermediate coupling with configuration interactions by Mau H. Chen. The results are compared with other experimental work and theoretical methodologies. 18 refs., 7 figs.

Del Grande, N.K. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA))

1989-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

355

Transformation of Sulfur Species during Steam/Air Regeneration on a Ni Biomass Conditioning Catalyst  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sulfur K-edge XANES identified transformation of sulfides to sulfates during combined steam and air regeneration on a Ni/Mg/K/Al2O3 catalyst used to condition biomass-derived syngas. This catalyst was tested over multiple reaction/regeneration/reduction cycles. Postreaction catalysts showed the presence of sulfides on H2S-poisoned sites. Although H2S was observed to leave the catalyst bed during regeneration, sulfur remained on the catalyst, and a transformation from sulfides to sulfates was observed. Following the oxidative regeneration, the subsequent H2 reduction led to a partial reduction of sulfates back to sulfides, indicating the difficulty and sensitivity in achieving complete sulfur removal during regeneration for biomass-conditioning catalysts.

Yung, M. M.; Cheah, S.; Magrini-Bair, K.; Kuhn, J. N.

2012-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

356

Development of Ni-based Sulfur Resistant Catalyst for Diesel Reforming  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In order for diesel fuel to be used in a solid oxide fuel cell auxiliary power unit, the diesel fuel must be reformed into hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. One of the major problems facing catalytic reforming is that the level of sulfur found in low sulfur diesel can poison most catalysts. This report shows that a proprietary low cost Ni-based reforming catalyst can be used to reform a 7 and 50 ppm sulfur containing diesel fuel for over 500 hours of operation. Coking, which appears to be route of catalyst deactivation due to metal stripping, can be controlled by catalyst modifications, introduction of turbulence, and/or by application of an electromagnetic field with a frequency from {approx}50 kHz to 13.56 MHz with field strength greater than about 100 V/cm and more preferably greater about 500 V/cm.

Gunther Dieckmann

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

357

A p-type Heusler compound: Growth, structure, and properties of epitaxial thin NiYBi films on MgO(100)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Epitaxial semiconducting NiYBi thin films were directly prepared on MgO(100) substrates by magnetron sputtering. The intensity ratio of the (200) and (400) diffraction peaks, I(200)/I(400) = 2.93, was close to the theoretical value (3.03). The electronic structure of NiYBi was calculated using wien2k, and a narrow indirect band gap of width of 210 meV was found. The valence band spectra of the films obtained by linear dichroism in hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy exhibit clear structures that are in good agreement with the calculated band structure of NiYBi.

Shan Rong [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg - Universitaet, 55099 Mainz (Germany); IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California 95120 (United States); Ouardi, Siham; Fecher, Gerhard H.; ViolBarbosa, Carlos E.; Felser, Claudia [Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Gao Li; Kellock, Andrew; Parkin, Stuart S. P. [IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California 95120 (United States); Gloskovskii, Andrei [Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg - Universitaet, 55099 Mainz (Germany); Ikenaga, Eiji [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)

2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

358

J. Plasma Fusion Res. SERIES, Vol. 10 (2013) Hydrogen Storage Properties of Nanocrystalline Mg2Ni Based Alloys Prepared by Ball-Milling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nanocrystalline hydrides are a new class of material in which outstanding hydrogen sorption may be obtained by proper engineering of the microstructure and surface. The nanocrystalline Mg2Ni alloy is a promising hydrogen storage material. In the present work, nanocrystalline Mg2Ni alloy powders with grain size of about 50 nm were prepared by high-energy ball-milling, and its phase, crystal structure and hydrogen storage properties were investigated by X-ray diffraction analysis, transmission electron microscopy and pressure-composition isotherms, respectively. The hydrogen storage characteristics of Mg2Ni are also presented. Nanocrystalline Mg2Ni can readily absorb hydrogen at temperature lower than 523 K. The reversible hydrogen capacity is up to 3.5 wt.%.

Yifu Xiong; Jingwen Ba; Wuwen Qing?wenyong Jing

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

The comparison of sulfide CoMo/?-Al2O3 and NiMo/?-Al2O3 catalysts in methyl palmitate and methyl heptanoate hydrodeoxygenation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The hydrodeoxygenation of methyl palmitate and methyl heptanoate as the model compounds of bio-oil in the presence of sulfided CoMo/?-Al2O3 and NiMo/?-Al2O3 catalysts was studied at the temperature ... Keywords: CoMoS/?-Al2O3, NiMoS/?-Al2O3, biofuels, hydrodeoxygenation, methyl heptanoate, methyl palmitate

Irina V. Deliy; Evgenia N. Vlasova; Alexey L. Nuzhdin; Galina A. Bukhtiyarova

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NOIlVUlSININdV NOIlVWdOdNI AOd3N3 ACTO3NH  

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF I!NI!RGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NFPA DETTIUlIINATION  

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I!NI!RGY I!NI!RGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NFPA DETTIUlIINATION RECIPIENT:Magelian Midstream Partners. LP (SEP Sub-recipient of the Iowa Office of Energy STATE: IA Independence) PROJECf TITLE: Magellan Des Moines Biodiesel Terminal Project Page 10f3 Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number DE FDA 000052 OE-EE-OOOO162 GFQ-OOOO162-016 EE162 Based on my review orlbe information concerning tbe proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorl7.ed under DOE Order 451.JA), I have made the following determination: ex, EA, ~:IS APPI<:NDIX AND NUMBER: Description: 85.1 Actions to oonserve energy, demonstrate potential energy conservation, and promote energy-efficiency that do not increase the indoor concentrations of potentially harmful substances. These actions may involve financial and techmcal

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u.s. DEPARIlI'lllNI OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MAN AGEM DI T CENTER  

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DEPARIlI'lllNI OF ENERGY DEPARIlI'lllNI OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MAN AGEM DI T CENTER NEPA DEIER!.lINAIION RECIPIENT:Arizona Department of Commerce SEP ARRA EE00001 06 PROJECT TITLE ; Motor Excellence· e8ike Motors Page 1 of2 STATE: AZ Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number em Number o Based on my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 4SJ.IA), I have made the (ollowing determination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: 85.1 Actions to conserve energy, demonstrate potential energy conservation, and promote energy-efficiency that do not increase the indoor concentrations of potentially harmful substances. These actions may involve financial and technical

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Benefits of rapid solidification processing of modified LaNi{sub 5} alloys by high pressure gas atomization for battery applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A high pressure gas atomization approach to rapid solidification has been employed to investigate simplified processing of Sn modified LaNi{sub 5} powders that can be used for advanced Ni/metal hydride (Ni/MH) batteries. The current industrial practice involves casting large ingots followed by annealing and grinding and utilizes a complex and costly alloy design. This investigation is an attempt to produce powders for battery cathode fabrication that can be used in an as-atomized condition without annealing or grinding. Both Ar and He atomization gas were tried to investigate rapid solidification effects. Sn alloy additions were tested to promote subambient pressure absorption/desorption of hydrogen at ambient temperature. The resulting fine, spherical powders were subject to microstructural analysis, hydrogen gas cycling, and annealing experiments to evaluate suitability for Ni/MH battery applications. The results demonstrate that a brief anneal is required to homogenize the as-solidified microstructure of both Ar and He atomized powders and to achieve a suitable hydrogen absorption behavior. The Sn addition also appears to suppress cracking during hydrogen gas phase cycling in particles smaller than about 25 {micro}m. These results suggest that direct powder processing of a LaNi{sub 5{minus}x}Sn{sub x} alloy has potential application in rechargeable Ni/MH batteries.

Anderson, I.E.; Pecharsky, V.K.; Ting, J. [Ames Lab., IA (United States); Witham, C.; Bowman, R.C. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of the welding of Ni{sub 3}Al and Fe{sub 3}Al alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weldability (degree to which defect formation is resisted when an alloy is welded) is an issue in fabrication of Ni{sub 3}Al and Fe{sub 3}Al. Work to define and improve welding of Ni{sub 3}Al and Fe{sub 3}Al alloys is reviewed and progress illustrated by examples of current activities. The cast Ni{sub 3}Al alloys currently under development, IC221M and IC396M, have low resistance to solidification cracking and hence difficult to weld. Modifications to the composition of both base alloys and weld deposits,however, increase their resistance to cracking. Crack-free, full-penetration welds were made in centrifugally cast tubes of IC221M. Tensile and stress- rupture properties of the weldments compare favorably with base metal properties. Weldability issues have limited the use of Fe{sub 3}Al alloys to weld overlay applications. Filler metal compositions suitable for weld overlay cladding were developed, and the preheat and postweld heat treatment needed to avoid cracking, were determined experimentally.

Santella, M.L.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

365

Observations on the oxidation of Mn-modified Ni-base Haynes 230 alloy under SOFC exposure conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The commercial Ni-base Haynes 230 alloy (Ni-Cr-Mo-W-Mn) was modified with two increased levels of Mn (1 and 2 wt per cent) and evaluated for its oxidation resistance under simulated SOFC interconnect exposure conditions. Oxidation rate, oxide morphology, oxide conductivity and thermal expansion were measured and compared with commercial Haynes 230. It was observed that additions of higher levels of Mn to the bulk alloy facilitated the formation of a bi-layered oxide scale that was comprised of an outer M3O4 (M=Mn, Cr, Ni) spinel-rich layer at the oxide gas interface over a Cr2O3-rich sub-layer at the metal oxide interface. The modified alloys showed higher oxidation rates and the formation of thicker oxide scales compared to the base alloy. The formation of a spinel-rich top layer improved the scale conductivity, especially during the early stages of the oxidation, but the higher scale growth rate resulted in an increase in the area-specific electrical resistance over time. Due to their face-centered cubic crystal structure, both commercial and modified alloys demonstrated a coefficient of thermal expansion that was higher than that of typical anode-supported and electrolyte-supported SOFCs.

Yang, Z Gary; Xia, Gordon; Stevenson, Jeffry W.; Singh, Prabhakar

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Factors Affecting the Hydrogen Embrittlement Resistance of Ni-Cr-Mn-Nb Welds  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Nickel based alloys are often welded with argon/hydrogen shielding gas mixtures to minimize oxidation and improve weld quality. However, shielding gas mixtures with {ge} 1% hydrogen additions can result in hydrogen concentrations greater than 5 wt. ppm in the weld metal and reduce ductility via hydrogen embrittlement. For the conditions investigated, the degree of hydrogen embrittlement is highly variable between 5 and 14 wt. ppm. investigation of hydrogen embrittlement of EN82H GTAW welds via tensile testing, light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, orientation imaging microscopy, and thermal desorption spectroscopy shows that this variability is due to the inhomogeneous microstructure of the welds, the presence of recrystallized grains, and complex residual plastic strains. Specifically, research indicates that high residual strains and hydrogen trapping lower the ductility of Ni-Cr-Mn-Nb weld metal when dissolved hydrogen concentrations are greater than 5 wt. ppm. The inhomogeneous microstructure contains columnar dendritic, cellular dendritic, and recrystallized grains. The decreased tensile ductility observed in embrittled samples is recovered by post weld heat treatments that decrease the bulk hydrogen concentration below 5 wt. ppm.

G.A. Young; C.K. Battige; N. Liwis; M.A. Penik; J. Kikel; A.J. Silvia; C.K. McDonald

2001-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

367

NOIJLVaiSINIWaV NOIlVlAldOdNI AOU3N3 Z661  

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61- 61- NOIJLVaiSINIWaV NOIlVlAldOdNI AOU3N3 Z661 This publication and other Energy Information Administration (EIA) publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. AH telephone orders should be directed to: U.S. Government Printing Office McPherson Square Bookstore 1510 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 (202)653-2050 FAX (202)376-5055 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., eastern time, M-F All mail orders should be directed to: Superintendent of Documents U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, DC 20402 (202)783-3238 FAX (202)512-2233 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., eastern time, M-F U.S. Government Printing Office c/o Mellon Bank P.O. Box 371954 Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954 Complimentary subscriptions and single issues are available to certain groups of subscribers, such

368

Overview of a Welding Development Program for a Ni-Cr-Mo-Gd Alloy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP), located at the Idaho National Laboratory, coordinates and integrates management and disposal of U.S. Department of Energy-owned spent nuclear fuel. These management functions include using the DOE standardized canister for packaging, storage, treatment, transport, and long-term disposal in the Yucca Mountain Repository. Nuclear criticality must be prevented in the postulated event where a waste package is breached and water (neutron moderator) is introduced into the waste package. Criticality control will be implemented by using a new, weldable, corrosion-resistant, neutron-absorbing material to fabricate the welded structural inserts (fuel baskets) that will be placed in the standardized canister. The new alloy is based on the Ni-Cr-Mo alloy system with a gadolinium addition. Gadolinium was chosen as the neutron absorption alloying element because of its high thermal neutron absorption cross section. This paper describes a weld development program to qualify this new material for American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) welding procedures, develop data to extend the present ASME Code Case (unwelded) for welded construction, and understand the weldability and microstructural factors inherent to this alloy.

W. L. Hurt; R. E. Mizia; D. E. Clark

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Epitaxial europium oxide on Ni(100) with single-crystal quality  

SciTech Connect

High quality epitaxy of EuO on Ni(100) is developed in an in situ scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) study. A careful selection of the initial growth parameters is decisive to obtain a surface oxide suitable for the subsequent epitaxy of single phase EuO(100). After the creation of a three layer thick coalesced oxide film for the subsequent growth a distillation technique is applied. Appropriate annealing of films with up to 100 nm thickness generates sufficient conductivity for STM and electron spectroscopies. Oxygen vacancies are directly imaged by STM. They are of decisive importance for the metal-to-insulator transition around the temperature of the ferromagnetic-to-paramagnetic transition. A fast relaxation of the initial biaxial strain observed by LEED leaves little hope for an increase of the Curie temperature through epitaxial compression. Ex situ x-ray adsorption spectroscopy and magneto-optical Kerr effect microscopy measurements of thicker films are consistent with the stoichiometric single phase EuO with bulk properties.

Foerster, Daniel F.; Klinkhammer, Juergen; Busse, Carsten; Altendorf, Simone G.; Michely, Thomas; Hu Zhiwei; Chin Yiying; Tjeng, L. H.; Coraux, Johann; Bourgault, Daniel [II. Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Strasse 77, D-50937 Koeln (Germany); II. Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Strasse 77, D-50937 Koeln, Germany and Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Noethnitzerstr. 40, D-01187 Dresden (Germany); Institut Neel, CNRS-UJF, 25 rue des Martyrs, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

370

Magnetic phase diagram of disordered Ni-Mn near the multicritical point  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From detailed magnetization data taken under various field-cooling conditions, the magnetic phase diagram of temperature versus composition is determined for disordered Ni-Mn of Mn concentration (x) near 25 at. %. With increasing x, the ferromagnetic Curie-point (T/sub c/) line descends and meets the ascending line for the spin-glass reentrance temperature (T/sub f//sub g/) at a multicritical point (MCP) located at x = 23.9, T = 102 K, from which the spin-glass freezing-temperature (T/sub g/) line emerges and reaches a maximum at higher x. The reentrant spin-glass (SG) ordering is accompanied by a net ferromagnetic (FM) moment, thus describing a mixed ferro-spin-glass (FSG) state, which is separated from the normal SG state by a boundary line that extends essentially vertically down in temperature from the MCP. Moreover, it is shown that the SG ordering of the FSG state probably persists into the FM regime above T/sub f//sub g/, where T/sub f//sub g/ (like T/sub g/) remains defined operationally by the appearance of irreversible and time-dependent magnetic effects.

Abdul-Razzaq, W.; Kouvel, J.S.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Effect of exposure in steam or argon on the creep properties of Ni-based alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although expensive, Ni-based superalloys are of interest for the ultrasupercritical steam program because of their good creep and oxidation resistance at temperature above 700 C. However, the effect of steam oxidation on the alloy mechanical properties is unknown, and creep specimens of alloy CCA617, 740 and 230 were pre-oxidized for 2000 and 4000h in steam at 800 C before testing in air at the same temperature. Exposure in steam decreased the creep properties of alloy CCA617 compared with as fabricated material, had less of an effect on alloy 740, and did not affect alloy 230. Testing of a specimen repolished after steam exposure as well as microstructure observation indicate that the oxidation affected zone at the specimen surface is not responsible for the properties degradation. Surprisingly, a similar time anneal in an inert environment resulted in a drastic decrease of creep rupture life and an increase in the creep rate and elongation at rupture. TEM analysis revealed that the mechanical properties decrease for alloy CCA617 is related to the absence of precipitates in the grain.

Dryepondt, Sebastien N [ORNL; Unocic, Kinga A [ORNL; Pint, Bruce A [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Catalytic Partial Oxidation of CH4 Over Ni-Substituted Hexaaluminate Catalysts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The catalytic partial oxidation (CPOx) of methane is an attractive source of H2 and CO for fuel cell applications. However, the deposition of carbon onto the surface of the catalyst and the migration and loss of active metals remain the principal issues in the development of a suitable catalyst. The formation of elemental carbon onto the surface of a catalyst has been shown to be related to both the size of the active metal cluster [1] and its coordination [2]. The substitution of a catalytic metal into the lattice of hexaaluminate compounds may serve to reduce the size of active metal clusters and to increase their dispersion thereby reducing their susceptibility toward carbon deposition. Interactions between neighboring substituted metals and the hexaaluminate lattice may serve to suppress active metal mobility. In the present work, a series of barium hexaaluminate catalysts with Ni substituted into the lattice were prepared with the general formula, BaNiyAl12-yO19-? (y = 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0). The temperature programmed activity and selectivity for this series were investigated.

Gardner, T.H.; Shekhawat, D.; Berry, D.A.; Salazar, M.D.; Smith, M.W.; Kugler, E.L.; Haynes, D.J.; Spivey, J.J.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

TiNiSn: A gateway to the (1,1,1) intermetallic compounds  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recent awareness of the transport properties of Skutterudite pnictides has stimulated an interest in numerous other intermetallic compounds having a gap in the density of states at the Fermi level including the MNiSn compounds where M = (Ti, Zr, Hf). These intermetallic half-Heusler compounds are characterized by high Seebeck coefficients ({minus}150 to {minus}300 {micro}V/deg.) and reasonable carrier mobilities (30 to 50 cm{sup 2}/V-s) at room temperature which make them attractive candidates for intermediate temperature thermoelectric applications. Samples of TiNiSn were prepared by arc melting and homogenized by heat treatment. The temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity, Seebeck coefficient, and thermal diffusivity of these samples was characterized between 22 C and 900 C. The electrical resistivity and thermopower both decrease with temperature although the resistivity decreases at a faster rate. Electrical power factors in excess of 25 {micro}W/cm-C{sup 2} were observed in nearly single phase alloys within a 300 to 600 C temperature range. A brief survey of other selected ternary intermetallic compounds is also presented.

Cook, B.A.; Harringa, J.L. [Ames Lab., IA (United States); Tan, Z.S.; Jesser, W.A. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Atomistic modeling of ultra-thin surface oxide growth on a ternary alloy : oxidation of Al-Ni-Fe.  

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By employing variable-charge molecular dynamics, surface oxide film growth on aluminum-nickel-iron alloys has been studied at 300 and 600 K. The dynamics of oxidation and oxide growth is strongly dependent on the composition of the initial alloy and the ambient temperature. Higher content of Ni and Fe in Al alloys is found to reduce the oxide growth kinetics; 15% Ni + 15% Fe Al alloy yielded 30-40% less growth at 400 ps oxygen exposure compared to pure Al. We observe dopant segregation, which disrupts the interaction between O atoms and Al atoms in the alloy, leading to a nonlinear oxide growth profile in the case of ternary Al-Ni-Fe alloy. Compared to oxidation at 300 K, 30% more oxide layer was yielded at 600 K, due to the elevated temperature. The simulated oxide kinetics indicates that the growth rate of anion surpasses the cation rate with higher sensitivity to the stoichiometry of the base metal substrate. Charge state analysis provides insights into the evolution of cation and anion species as the oxide layer grows. In particular, due to higher correlation, Fe shows a high rate of oxidation when the content is high, whereas the rate of Ni oxidation is consistently low. Density profile analysis suggests the segregation of dopant atoms below the growing ultrathin oxide layer, showing the presence of a layer-by-layer mode of oxide layer even with disordered structure. Coordination number (Z, the number of oxygen atoms around an aluminum atom) of aluminum oxide has been used to identify how the initial oxidation transitions into equilibrated states. Z = 3 is dominant in the early stages of oxidation and at the interface between oxide and bulk substrate, but it transitions quickly to Z = 4 (45%) and 5 (35%) as the oxide equilibrates and approaches its self-limiting thickness. Even though growth kinetics is dependent on the base metal stoichiometry, the composition of the oxide microstructure is not significantly affected, primarily segregating dopant elements, i.e., Ni and Fe outside of the oxide layer.

Byoungseon, J.; Sankaranarayanan, S. K. R. S.; Ramanathan, S. (Center for Nanoscale Materials); (Harvard Univ.)

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JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE LETTERS 15 (1996) 1294-1296 New ternary fluoride with K2NiF4-type structure in CsF-CaF2 system  

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JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE LETTERS 15 (1996) 1294-1296 New ternary fluoride with K2NiF4-type size and the strucmral relationship between perovskite ABF3 and A2BF4 with K2NiF4-type structure, it might be possible to predict the appearance of the above phases in the AF-BF2 system. The compound K2NiF

Jo, Moon-Ho

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Structure and Magnetic Properties of Cu3Ni2SbO6 and Cu3Co2SbO6 Delafossites with Honeycomb Lattices  

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The crystal structures of two Delafossites, Cu3Ni2SbO6 and Cu3Co2SbO6, are determined by high resolution synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction. The Ni and Co are ordered with respect to Sb in the layer of edge sharing octahedra, forming magnetic layers with honeycomb geometry. High-resolution electron microscopy confirms ordering, and selected-area electron diffraction patterns identify examples of the stacking polytypes. Low temperature synthetic treatments result in disordered stacking of the layers, but heating just below their melting points results in nearly fully ordered stacking variants. The major variant in both cases is a monoclinic distortion of a 6-layer Delafossite polytype, but a significant amount of a 2-layer polytype is also present for the Ni case. The antiferromagnetic ordering with transitions, at 22.3 and 18.5 K for Ni and Co variants, respectively, is investigated by temperature and field dependent magnetization, as well as specific heat. The sharp magnetic transitions support the presence of well developed 2:1 ordering of the Co:Sb or Ni:Sb ions in the honeycomb layers. Neutron diffraction measurements at 4 K are used to determine the magnetic structures. For both the Ni and Co phases, the propagation vector is k = [100], and can be described as alternating ferromagnetic chains in the metal-oxide plane giving an overall antiferromagntic zigzag alignment. While orientation of the magnetic moments of the Co is along the b-axis, the Ni moments are in the ac plane, approximately parallel to the stacking direction. Bulk magnetization properties are discussed in terms of their magnetic structures.

Roudebush, J. H. [Princeton University; Andersen, N. [Technical University of Denmark; Ramlau, R. [Max Planck Institute for the Chemical Physics of Solids; Garlea, Vasile O [ORNL; Toft-Petersen, R. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin; Norby, P. [Technical University of Denmark; Schneider, R. [Laboratory for Electron Microscopy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Hay, J. N. [Princeton University; Cava, R J [Princeton University

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In situ XAFS of the Li{sub x}Ni{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.2} cathode for lithium-ion batteries  

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The layered LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.2}O{sub 2} system is being considered as a new cathode material for the lithium-ion battery. Compared with LiCoO{sub 2}, the standard cathode formulation, it possesses improved electrochemical performance at a projected lower cost. In situ x-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy (XAFS) measurements were conducted on a cell cycled at a moderate rate and normal Li-ion operating voltages (3.0--4.1 V). The XAFS data collected at the Ni and Co edges approximately every 30 min. revealed details about the response of the cathode to Li insertion and extraction. These measurements on the Li{sub x}Ni{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.2}O{sub 2} cathode (0.29 < x < 0.78) demonstrated the excellent reversibility of the cathode's short-range structure. However, the Co and Ni atoms behaved differently in response to Li insertion. This study corroborates previous work that explains the XAFS of the Ni atoms in terms of a Ni{sup 3+} Jahn-Teller ion. An analysis of the metal-metal distances suggests, contrary to a qualitative analysis of the x-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES), that the Co{sup 3+} is oxidized to the maximum extent possible (within the Li content range of this experiment) at x = 0.47 {+-} 0.04, and further oxidation occurs at the Ni site.

Kropf, J.; Johnson, C. S.

2000-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of Phase Transformation Behavior in Li(Mn1.5Ni0.5)O4 Cathodes Studies By In Situ XRD  

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Li(Mn1.5Ni0.5)O4 (MNO) is promising spinel cathode material for lithium ion batteries (LIB) due to its increased intercalation potential and improved capacity retention compared to LiMn2O4. Still, improvements to this materials performance must be achieved before MNO is a viable option for commercial LIB cells. In situ X-ray diffraction of Li(Mn1.5Ni0.5)O4 was performed using a novel electrochemical cell based on coin cell hardware. A diffractogram of the pristine material showed a spinel structure with a Ni2+ oxidation state. As the cell was charged through its 4.75V plateau, a transition between spinels with Ni2+, Ni3+, and Ni4+ oxidation was observed. As the oxidation stage on the nickel increased the lattice parameter of the corresponding spinel was reduced. As discharged ensued the spinel reversed its phases change until only the Ni2+ spinel was present. When discharge reached the 2.75V plateau a tetragonal spinel phase was formed, which upon subsequent cell charging was completely converted back to a cubic spinel phase. Lattice parameter changes of each phase were calculated and showed a characteristic strain release during phase changes. After 15 full cycles the transition between these phases was no longer complete and the formation of the tetragonal spinel phase was no longer detected. A discussion of how these cycle-induced changes to phase transition behavior relate to capacity fade and overall cell performance is presented.

Rhodes, Kevin J [ORNL; Meisner, Roberta Ann [ORNL; Kim, Yoongu [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL; Daniel, Claus [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Nickel/Nickel Oxide Transition in Ni-Cr-Fe Alloys and Updated Data and Correlations to Quantify the Effect of Aqueous Hydrogen on Primary Water SCC  

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Alloys 600 and X-750 have been shown to exhibit a maximum in primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) susceptibility, when testing is conducted over a range of aqueous hydrogen (H{sub 2}) levels. Contact electric resistance (CER) and corrosion coupon testing using nickel specimens has shown that the maximum in SCC susceptibility occurs in proximity to the nickel-nickel oxide (Ni/NiO) phase transition. The measured location of the Ni/NiO transition has been shown to vary with temperature, from 25 scc/kg H{sub 2} at 360 C to 4 scc/kg H{sub 2} at 288 C. New CER measurements show that the Ni/NiO transition is located at 2 scc/kg H{sub 2} at 260 C. An updated correlation of the phase transition is provided. The present work also reports CER testing conducted using an Alloy 600 specimen at 316 C. A large change in resistance occurred between 5 and 10 scc/kg H{sub 2}, similar to the results obtained at 316 C using a nickel specimen. This result adds confidence in applying the Ni/NiO transition measurements to Ni-Cr-Fe alloys. The understanding of the importance of the Ni/NiO transition to PWSCC has been used previously to quantify H{sub 2} effects on SCC growth rate (SCCGR). Specifically, the difference in the electrochemical potential (EcP) of the specimen or component from the Ni/NiO transition (i.e., EcP{sub Ni/NiO}-EcP) has been used as a correlating parameter. In the present work, these SCCGR-H{sub 2} correlations, which were based on SCCGR data obtained at relatively high test temperatures (338 and 360 C), are evaluated via SCCGR tests at a reduced temperature (316 C). The 316 C data are in good agreement with the predictions, implying that the SCCGR-H{sub 2} correlations extrapolate well to reduced temperatures. The SCCGR-H{sub 2} correlations have been revised to reflect the updated Ni/NiO phase transition correlation. New data are presented for EN82H weld metal (also known as Alloy 82) at 338 C. Similar to other nickel alloys, SCC of EN82H is a function of the aqueous H{sub 2} level, with the SCCGR exhibiting a maximum near the Ni/NiO transition. For example, the SCCGR at 8 scc/kg H{sub 2} is {approx} 81 x higher than at 60 scc/kg H{sub 2}. The 8 scc/kg H{sub 2} condition is near the Ni/NiO transition (located at {approx} 14 scc/kg H{sub 2} at 338 C), while 60 scc/kg H{sub 2} is well into the nickel metal regime. A hydrogen-SCCGR correlation is provided for EN82H. The data and understanding obtained from the present work show that SCC can be mitigated by adjusting the aqueous H{sub 2} level. For example, SCCGR is typically minimized at relatively high aqueous H{sub 2} levels, that are well into the nickel metal regime (i.e., far from the Ni/NiO transition).

Steven A. Attanasio; David S. Morton

2003-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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KU PDS Executive Council Meeting Date of Meeting: November 19. 2009  

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held at the end of October. Merriam Park fourth graders won the "Vampire Eaters" contest for the city of Merriam. They identified the most energy draining sources in their home and were rewarded to a pizza party

Peterson, Blake R.

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Report No. K-TRAN: KU-05-1 FINAL REPORT  

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-TRAN A COOPERATIVE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PROGRAM BETWEEN: KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION KANSAS STATE of Transportation Bureau of Materials and Research 700 SW Harrison Street Topeka, Kansas 66603-3754 14 Sponsoring countermeasures could be developed and implemented in the near future. The objective was accomplished using a four

Peterson, Blake R.

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Welcome to KU Catering Thank you for letting us be a part of  

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and garnished with fresh raspberries and white chocolate curls. 9 #12;BAKERY #12;Casual Formal Service Service and walnuts garnished with craisins Grilled asparagus and savory white bean hummus Amuse Bouche - Brie stuffed strawberry with a basil leaf garnish - cucumber, grape tomato, feta cheese - Mustard seed Beemster cheese

Peterson, Blake R.

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Study of Polarization Differences in Ku-Band Ocean Radar Imagery  

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Radar returns from the sea surface can be represented as the sum of two contributions from Bragg scattering and from individual breaking events. This representation is used to analyze polarimetric radar images of ocean areas obtained at grazing ...

Andre V. Smirnov; Valery U. Zavorotny

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRADUATE STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER KU Medical Center  

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services for patients, research in the health sciences and outreach services to the community and state of the total health care services needed by the U.S. population and continue to be in ever-increasing demand. The school offers baccalaureate programs in Clinical Laboratory Science, Cytotechnology, Health Infor

Peterson, Blake R.

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The Ku Dependent Non-Homologous End-Joining Pathway Contributes...  

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radiation activated the DNA-PK catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) and the inhibitor of DNA-PKcs destroyed low dose radiation-induced protective role in reducing cell killing following...

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Synthesis and characterization of ZnO and Ni doped ZnO nanorods by thermal decomposition method for spintronics application  

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Zinc oxide nanorods and diluted magnetic semiconducting Ni doped ZnO nanorods were prepared by thermal decomposition method. This method is simple and cost effective. The decomposition temperature of acetate and formation of oxide were determined by TGA before the actual synthesis process. The X-ray diffraction result indicates the single phase hexagonal structure of zinc oxide. The transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy images show rod like structure of ZnO and Ni doped ZnO samples with the diameter {approx} 35 nm and the length in few micrometers. The surface analysis was performed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies. The Ni doped ZnO exhibits room temperature ferromagnetism. This diluted magnetic semiconducting Ni doped ZnO nanorods finds its application in spintronics. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The method used is very simple and cost effective compared to all other methods for the preparation DMS materials. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer ZnO and Ni doped ZnO nanorods Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ferromagnetism at room temperature.

Saravanan, R.; Santhi, Kalavathy [Materials Science Centre, Department of Nuclear Physics, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025 (India); Sivakumar, N. [Amrita Center for Nanosciences, Amrita Research Institute, Kochi-682 041 (India); Narayanan, V. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025 (India); Stephen, A., E-mail: stephen_arum@hotmail.com [Materials Science Centre, Department of Nuclear Physics, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025 (India)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton nuclear magnetic resonance studies of hydrogen diffusion and electron tunneling in Ni-Nb-Zr-H glassy alloys  

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Using the Fourier transform of the echo envelope, the proton line shapes, spin-lattice relaxation time, and spin-spin relaxation time have been measured in a (Ni{sub 0.36}Nb{sub 0.24}Zr{sub 0.40}){sub 90}H{sub 10} glassy alloy at 1.83 T ({approx}78 MHz) and at temperatures between 1.8 and 300 K. First, the spectral line width decreases abruptly between 1.8 and 2.1 K. Next, it remains almost constant at 13 kHz up to {approx}150 K. Finally, the line width decreases as the temperature increases from {approx}150 to 300 K. The initial decrease in the spectral line width is ascribed to the distribution of the external field, which is caused by the penetration of vortices in the superconducting state. The subsequent leveling off in the spectral line width is ascribed to the dipole-dipole interaction between protons when hydrogen atoms are trapped into vacancies among the Zr-centered icosahedral Zr{sub 5}Ni{sub 5}Nb{sub 3} clusters. The final decrease in the spectral line width is ascribed to the motional narrowing of the width that is caused by the movement of hydrogen atoms. The temperature dependences of the spin-lattice and spin-spin relaxation time showed that at temperature above 150 K and the activation energy of 8.7 kJ/mol allowed the hydrogen atoms to migrate among the clusters. The distance between the hydrogen atoms is estimated to be 2.75 A. Hydrogen occupancies among clusters in the (Ni{sub 0.36}Nb{sub 0.24}Zr{sub 0.40}){sub 90}H{sub 10} glassy alloy play an important role in the diffusion behavior and in the electronic properties of this alloy.

Niki, Haruo; Okuda, Hiroyuki; Oshiro, Morihito; Yogi, Mamoru [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213 (Japan); Seki, Ichiro; Fukuhara, Mikio [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Energy Sputtering Events at Free Surfaces near Anti-Phase and Grain Boundaries in Ni3Al  

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Atomic recoil events on free surfaces orthogonal to two different anti-phase boundaries (APBs) and two grain boundaries (GBs) in Ni3Al are simulated using molecular dynamics methods. The threshold energy for sputtering, Esp, and adatom creation, Ead, are determined as a function of recoil direction. The study is relevant to FEG STEM experiments on preferential Al sputtering and/or enhancement of the Ni-Al ratio near boundaries. Surfaces intersected by {l_brace}110{r_brace} and {l_brace}111{r_brace} APBs have minimum Esp of 6.5 eV for an Al atom on the Ni-Al mixed (M) surface, which is close to the value of 6.0 eV for a perfect M surface. High values of Esp of an Al atom generally occur at large angle to the surface normal and depend strongly on the detailed atomic configuration of the surface. The mean Esp averaged over all recoil directions reveals that APBs have a small effect on the threshold sputtering. However, the results for Ead imply that an electron beam could create more Al adatoms on surfaces intersected by APBs than on those without. The equilibrium, minimum energy structures for a (001) surface intersected by either Sigma5[001](210) or Sigma25[001](340) symmetric tilt grain boundaries are computed. Esp for surface Al atoms near these GBs increases monotonically with increasing recoil angle to the surface normal, with a minimum value which is only about 1 eV different from that obtained for a perfect surface. Temperature up to 300 K has no effect on this result. It is concluded that the experimental observations of preferential sputtering are due to effects beyond those for Esp studied here. Possible reasons for this are discussed.

Gao, Fei; Bacon, David J.; Lai, Wenshen; Kurtz, Richard J.

2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of excitation rate coefficients for Al-like ions: Fe XIV, Ni XVI, and Cu XVII  

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Absolute excitation rate coefficients for Fe XVI and Ni xvi ions ions are measured spectroscopically in the Texas Experimental Tokamak. Previous measurements for the 3d-3p transition array of Cu XVII are verified and the measurements are extended to the 3s3p/sup 2/..-->..3s/sup 2/3p transition array of this ion. The experimental rate coefficient for the 3d-3p transition array of Fe XIV is 6.2 x 10/sup -9/ cm/sup 3/ s/sup -1/ at an electron temperature near 160 eV and for Ni XVI and Cu XVII, the values are 4.2 x 10/sup -9/ and 3.8 x 10/sup -9/ cm/sup 3/ s/sup -1/, respectively, at an electron temperature near 240 eV. For the 3s3p/sup 2/ /sup 2/P/sub 3/2/..-->..3s/sup 2/3p /sup 2/P/sub 3/2/ transition array, the experimental excitation rate coefficient for Fe XIV is 8.2 x 10/sup -9/ cm/sup 3/ s/sup -1/ at an electron temperature near 160eV and for Ni XVI and Cu XVII the value is 5.5 x 10/sup -9/ cm/sup 3/ s/sup -1/ at an electron temperature near 240 eV. The uncertainty in these results is estimated to be +- 50% (one standard deviation). Computed values of absolute excitation rates in a distorted-wave approximation and Mewe's semiempirical formula are found to be in good agreement with the experimental values.

Datla, R.U.; Roberts, J.R.; Durst, R.D.; Hodge, W.L.; Klepper, C.C.; Rowan, W.L.; Mann, J.B.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of LiNiO2 cathode materials with homogeneous Al doping at the atomic level  

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Aluminum doped LiNiO2 cathode materials are synthesized by using Raney nickel as the starting material. The structure and composition are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with elemental mapping. The lithium deficiency is analyzed by Rieveld refinement. The initial capacity and retention of capacity are correlated to the lithium deficiency of the resulting cathode material. Using strong oxidant of Li2O2 in the synthesis results in materials with improved electrochemical cyclability. The improvement is related to the diminishing of lithium deficiency in strong oxidizing synthesis conditions.

Liu, Zengcai [ORNL; Zhen, Honghe [Soochow University, Suzhou, People's Republic of China; Kim, Yoongu [ORNL; Liang, Chengdu [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton Delivery and Removal in [Ni(PR2NR?2)2]2+ Hydrogen Production and Oxidation Catalysts  

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To examine the role of proton delivery and removal in the electrocatalytic oxidation and production of hydrogen by [Ni(PR2NR)2]2+ (where PR2NR2 is 1,5-R-3,7-R-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane), we report experimental and theoretical studies of the intermolecular proton exchange reactions underlying the isomerization of [Ni(PCy2NBn2H)2]2+ (Cy = cyclohexyl, Bn = benzyl) species formed during the stochiometric oxidation of H2 by [NiII(PCy2NBn2)2]2+ or the protonation of [Ni0(PCy2NBn2)2]. The three isomers formed differ by the position of the N-H bond with respect to the nickel (endo-endo, endo-exo, or exo-exo) and only the endo-endo isomer is catalytically active. We have found that the rate of isomerization is limited by proton removal from and delivery to the complex. In particular, steric hindrance disfavors the catalytically active protonation site (endo to the metal) in favor of inactive protonation (exo to the metal). The ramifications to catalysis of poor accessibility of the endo site and protonation at the exo site are discussed. In hydrogen oxidation, deprotonation of the sterically hindered endo position by an external base may lead to slow catalytic turnover. As for hydrogen production, the limited accessibility of the endo position can result in the formation of exo protonated species, which must undergo one or more isomerization steps to generate the catalytically active endo protonated species. These studies highlight the importance of precise proton delivery, and the mechanistic details described herein will guide future catalyst design. This research was carried out in the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. WJS was funded by the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Battelle. Computational resources were provided at W. R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energys Office of Biological and Environmental Research located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and the Jaguar supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (INCITE 2008-2011 award supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. DOE under Contract No. DE-AC0500OR22725).

O'Hagan, Molly J.; Ho, Ming-Hsun; Yang, Jenny Y.; Appel, Aaron M.; Rakowski DuBois, Mary; Raugei, Simone; Shaw, Wendy J.; DuBois, Daniel L.; Bullock, R. Morris

2012-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron Capture Strength for {60,62}Ni and {58,60,62,64}Ni(p,n){58,60,62,64}Cu reactions at 134.3 MeV  

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Background: The strength of electron capture for medium mass nuclei has a significant effect on the evolution of supernovae. There is insufficient knowledge of these strengths and very little data for important radioactive nuclei. Purpose: Determine whether it is feasible to obtain EC strength from studies of T_o+1 excitations in (p,n) reactions, and whether this might yield information for radioactive nuclei. Methods: Cross sections for the {58,60,62,64}Ni(p,n){58,60,62,64}Cu reactions were measured over the angular range of 0.3 deg to 11.6 deg at 134.3 MeV using the IUCF neutron time-of-flight facility. esults: The T_o+1 excitations in {60,62}Ni were identified by comparison with inelastic proton scattering spectra, their B(GT) were extracted, and the corresponding electron capture rates in supernovae were calculated. Data from the TRIUMF (n,p) experiments at 198 MeV were reanalyzed; the electron capture rates for the reanalyzed data are in moderately good agreement with the higher resolution (p,n) results, but differ in detail. The possibility of future measurements with radioactive nuclei was considered. Conclusions: It is possible to determine electron capturestrength from (p,n) experiments. This approach may make it possible to obtain electron capture strength for radioactive nuclei by studying (p,n) reactions in inverse kinematics.

N. Anantaraman; Sam M. Austin; B. A. Brown; G. M. Crawley; A. Galonsky; R. G. T. Zegers; B. D. Anderson; A. R. Baldwin; B. S. Flanders; R. Madey; J. W. Watson; C. C. Foster

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments on chemical looping combustion of coal with a NiO based oxygen carrier  

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A chemical looping combustion process for coal using interconnected fluidized beds with inherent separation of CO{sub 2} is proposed in this paper. The configuration comprises a high velocity fluidized bed as an air reactor, a cyclone, and a spout-fluid bed as a fuel reactor. The high velocity fluidized bed is directly connected to the spout-fluid bed through the cyclone. Gas composition of both fuel reactor and air reactor, carbon content of fly ash in the fuel reactor, carbon conversion efficiency and CO{sub 2} capture efficiency were investigated experimentally. The results showed that coal gasification was the main factor which controlled the contents of CO and CH{sub 4} concentrations in the flue gas of the fuel reactor, carbon conversion efficiency in the process of chemical looping combustion of coal with NiO-based oxygen carrier in the interconnected fluidized beds. Carbon conversion efficiency reached only 92.8% even when the fuel reactor temperature was high up to 970 C. There was an inherent carbon loss in the process of chemical looping combustion of coal in the interconnected fluidized beds. The inherent carbon loss was due to an easy elutriation of fine char particles from the freeboard of the spout-fluid bed, which was inevitable in this kind of fluidized bed reactor. Further improvement of carbon conversion efficiency could be achieved by means of a circulation of fine particles elutriation into the spout-fluid bed or the high velocity fluidized bed. CO{sub 2} capture efficiency reached to its equilibrium of 80% at the fuel reactor temperature of 960 C. The inherent loss of CO{sub 2} capture efficiency was due to bypassing of gases from the fuel reactor to the air reactor, and the product of residual char burnt with air in the air reactor. Further experiments should be performed for a relatively long-time period to investigate the effects of ash and sulfur in coal on the reactivity of nickel-based oxygen carrier in the continuous CLC reactor. (author)

Shen, Laihong; Wu, Jiahua; Xiao, Jun [Thermoenergy Engineering Research Institute, Southeast University, 2 Sipailou, Nanjing 210096 (China)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms Associated with Rumpling of Pt-Modified Beta-NiAl Coatings  

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The formation of surface undulations (i.e. rumpling) at the bond coat/thermally grown oxide (TGO) interface has been shown to cause failure by spallation of the ceramic top coat in aero-turbine systems. Many mechanisms have been proposed concerning the cause of these surface distortions; however, there is little agreement on what may be the dominating cause of the rumpling behavior. Of there mechanisms, the reversible phase transformation from a cubic {beta}-NiAl structure to a face centered tetragonal (FCT) martensitic phase was of particular interest because of its ability to form surface rumpling in Pt-modified {beta} bulk alloys. However, the bulk alloys used in obtaining that result were simple ternary systems and not relevant to actual coating compositions as other alloying elements enter the coating due to coating/substrate interdiffusion at high temperature. In the current study, the depletion behavior of a commercial coating was studied. Compositions from the depletion path were determined and bulk alloys representing these coating compositions were prepared. The martensitic phase transformation was then characterized using DSC and XRD. The martensitic start temperature on cooling, Ms, was consistently found to be significantly lower than previously reported values (e.g. 530 C vs 100 C). Because of the low Ms temperature, the formation of the martensitic phase was concluded to be unnecessary for the occurrence of rumpling. However, cyclic exposure treatments at low temperature ({approx} 400 C) of bulk alloys and commercial coatings did show the detrimental effects of the phase transformation in the form of crack formation and propagation leading to eventual failure of the alloys. The current work also infers that the differences in coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch between the coating and substrate are the dominating factor leading to rumpling. Dilatometry measurements were made on bulk alloys representing depleted coatings and the superalloy substrate to determine CTE as a function of temperature. Finally, simulations were completed to help determine the role of CTE mismatch. It was found that these results compared closely to those collected during experimental cyclic exposure treatments; although, modification to the current model were found to be needed in order to truly simulate rumpling.

Joseph Peter Henderkott

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Surface Chemistry on the Rate Capability of LiNi[subscript 0.5]Mn[subscript 0.5]O[subscript 2] for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries  

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Subsequent annealing at Formula enhances the rate capability of LiNi[subscript 0.5]Mn[subscript 0.5]O[subscript 2], delivering 180 mAh/g at 55[degrees]C and 8C rate compared to 50 mAh/g of LiNi[subscript 0.5]Mn[subscript ...

Yabuuchi, Naoaki

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NOIIVUISINII/UQV NOIlVIAIdOdNI AOH3N3 SNOLL33fOHcI AlHHXHVnO  

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NOIIVUISINII/UQV NOIlVIAIdOdNI AOH3N3 NOIIVUISINII/UQV NOIlVIAIdOdNI AOH3N3 SNOLL33fOHcI AlHHXHVnO xoonno AOHHNH T €661 This publication and other Energy Information Administration (EIA) publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. All telephone orders should be directed to: U.S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents McPherson Square Bookstore U.S. Government Printing Office 1510 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20402

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A new phase in Ni-Sn-P system and its property as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries  

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A new metastable phase was synthesized by ball milling. The new phase is tetragonal with lattice parameters a = 3.671 A and c = 4.033 A. It was found that the new phase transformed into equilibrium orthorhombic Ni{sub 2}SnP phase at 973 K. The initial capacity of the lithium battery with the tetragonal Ni{sub 2}SnP phase as anode material reaches 500.4 mAh/g, but decreases to 181.8 mAh/g after 25 cycles. However, its initial irreversible capacity is 102 mAh/g, which makes it a promising anode material.

Xia, Z.P.; Lin, Y. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Li, Z.Q. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)], E-mail: zongquanli@zju.edu.cn

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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First-principles calculation of the effect of atomic disorder on the electronic structure of the half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The electronic structure of the half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb with three different types of atomic disorder is calculated using the layer Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method in conjunction with the coherent potential approximation. Results indicate the presence of minority-spin states at the Fermi energy for degrees of disorder as low as a few percent. The resulting spin polarization below 100{percent} is discussed in the light of experimental difficulties confirming the half-metallic property of NiMnSb thin films directly. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Orgassa, D.; Fujiwara, H. [Center for Materials for Information Technolgy (MINT), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0209 (United States); Schulthess, T.C.; Butler, W.H. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6114 (United States)

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Dislocation decorrelation and relationship to deformation microtwins during creep of a precipitate strengthened Ni-based superalloy  

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The evolution of microtwins during high temperature creep deformation in a strengthened Ni-base superalloy has been investigated through a combination of creep testing, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), theoretical modeling, and computer simulation. Experimentally, microtwin nucleation sources were identified and their evolution was tracked by characterizing the deformation substructure at different stages of creep deformation. Deformation is highly localized around stress concentrators such as carbides, borides and serrated grain boundaries, which act as sources of a/2<110> matrix-type dislocations. Due to fine channels between particles, coupled with the low matrix stacking fault energy, the a/2<110> matrix dislocations dissociate into a/6<112> Shockley partials, which were commonly observed to be decorrelated from one another, creating extended intrinsic stacking faults in the matrix. Microtwins are common and form via Shockley partial dislocations cooperatively shearing both and phases on adjacent {111} glide planes. The TEM observations lead directly to an analysis of dislocation-precipitate interactions. Through phase field simulations and theoretical analyses based on Orowan looping, the important processes of dislocation dissociation and decorrelation are modeled in detail, providing comprehensive insight into the microstructural features and applied stress conditions that favor the microtwinning deformation mode in strengthened Ni-based superalloys.

Unocic, Raymond R [ORNL; Zhou, Ning [Ohio State University; Kovarik, Libor [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Shen, Chen [GE Global Research; Wang, Yunzhi [Ohio State University; Mills, Michael J. [Ohio State University

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Neutron study and modeling of the lattice parameters in a NiAl-precipitate strengthened ferritic steel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The lattice misfit between the body-centered cubic {alpha}-Fe matrix and the B2-ordered NiAl-type {beta}{prime} precipitates is a parameter of significant importance in controlling the creep resistance of precipitate-strengthened ferritic steels. However, the measurement of the lattice misfit is complicated due to the fact that the fundamental reflections of {alpha} and {beta}{prime} phases almost completely overlap. In this study, neutron diffraction is used to determine the lattice parameters of these two phases in a Fe-18.9 Al-9.8 Cr-13 Ni-1.8 Mo (atomic percent, at.%) alloy as a function of temperature. The accuracy of the measurement at room temperature is verified by high-energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction. The comparison between these two techniques is discussed in terms of the difference in superlattice intensity. Furthermore, using the phase compositions determined by atom probe tomography, models are proposed to predict the lattice parameters of both phases at room temperature as a function of their compositions. The results are in very good agreement with those obtained experimentally.

Teng, Zhenke [ORNL; Ghosh, Gautam [Northwestern University, Evanston; Miller, Michael K [ORNL; Huang, Shenyan [ORNL; Clausen, B [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Brown, D.W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Liaw, Peter K [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suppression of the spin pumping in Pd/Ni{sub 81}Fe{sub 19} bilayers with nano-oxide layer  

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We demonstrate that the spin pumping effect can be effectively suppressed with a nano-oxide layer. Spin pumping effect manifests itself by an enhancement of the Gilbert damping parameter in normal metal/ferromagnetic hetero-structures, while many spintronics devices prefer smaller damping parameter. Since the spin pumping effect is directly related with the spin dependent interface conductance, we can modify the spin pumping by altering the interface conductance with the nano-oxide layer. We prepared series of Pd/Ni{sub 81}Fe{sub 19} bilayers with different pausing time between Pd and Ni{sub 81}Fe{sub 19} depositions in order to control the interface conductance. The Gilbert damping parameters are determined from the line-width measurements in the ferromagnetic resonance spectra for each pausing time sample. They are 0.0490, 0.0296, 0.0278, and 0.0251 for 0, 6, 30, and 60 s pausing time, respectively. We find that the damping parameter of Pd/Ni{sub 81}Fe{sub 19} is almost recovered to one of the Cu/Ni{sub 81}Fe{sub 19} bilayer with 60 s pausing time, while the static magnetic properties are not noticeably changed.

Kim, Duck-Ho; Kim, Hong-Hyoun; You, Chun-Yeol [Department of Physics, Inha University, Namgu Incheon 402-751 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni-YSZ films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering for SOFC applications E. Rezugina(*), A.L. Thomann, H. Hidalgo, P. Brault(*), V. Dolique, Y. Tessier  

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1 Ni-YSZ films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering for SOFC applications E. Rezugina(*), A and fuel. At present, conventionally designed SOFCs operate at a relatively high temperature, between 800°C and 1000°C [2], which limits their field of application (problem of material thermal stability). SOFCs

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

403

K[sub 10]In[sub 10]Z (Z = Ni, Pd, or Pt): Zintl phases containing isolated decaindium clusters centered by transition elements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The isostructural title compounds are obtained by high yield by slowly cooling the appropriate fused mixture in welded Ta. They occur in the orthorhombic space group Pnma, Z = 12, with a = 15.948(6), 16.043(6), 16.056(3) Angstroms, b = 32.565(6), 32.73(1) Angstroms, and c = 18.822(3), 18.895(5), 18.896(3) Angstroms for the Ni, Pd, and Pt derivatives, respectively. The structure of the Ni phase was refined by single crystal means (R, R[sub w] = 2.9, 3.3%) and shown to be constructed from the close-packed layers of Ni-centered In[sub 10] clusters that are separated by potassium ions both within and between the cluster layers. The compounds have large resistivities at room temperature by two-probe methods and are diamagnetic, with no moments on the transition metals. The geometry of the clusters can be derived from an ideal tetracapped trigonal prism (C[sub 3v]) of In centered by Z through axial compression along the 3-fold axis and opening of the capped triangular face so as to yield substantially equal Ni-In distances. The clusters are also related to Sb[sub 7][sup 3[minus

Sevov, S.C.; Corbett, J.D. (Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States))

1993-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

404

Thermodynamic quantities and defect equilibrium in La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4+{delta}}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to elucidate the relation between thermodynamic quantities, the defect structure, and the defect equilibrium in La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4+{delta}}, statistical thermodynamic calculation is carried out and calculated results are compared to those obtained from experimental data. Partial molar enthalpy of oxygen and partial molar entropy of oxygen are obtained from delta-P(O{sub 2})-T relation by using Gibbs-Helmholtz equation. Statistical thermodynamic model is derived from defect equilibrium models proposed before by authors, localized electron model and delocalized electron model which could well explain the variation of oxygen content of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4+{delta}}. Although assumed defect species and their equilibrium are different, the results of thermodynamic calculation by localized electron model and delocalized electron model show minor difference. Calculated results by the both models agree with the thermodynamic quantities obtained from oxygen nonstoichiometry of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4+{delta}}. - Graphical abstract: In order to elucidate the relation between thermodynamic quantities, the defect structure, and the defect equilibrium in La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4+{delta}}, statistics thermodynamic calculation is carried out and calculated results are compared to those obtained from experimental data.

Nakamura, Takashi, E-mail: t-naka@mail.tagen.tohoku.ac.j [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-Ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Yashiro, Keiji; Sato, Kazuhisa; Mizusaki, Junichiro [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-Ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

405

Influence of Reduction Pretreatment and Methane Reforming on Nickel Solubility in YSZ Grains and Nickel Sintering within Ni-YSZ SOFC Anode Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Internal reforming of hydrocarbon fuels (e.g. methane or natural gas) can improve the thermal efficiency of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) by balancing exothermic electrochemical oxidation of H2 and CO at the anode/cathode interface with endothermic steam reforming reactions on the anode1. Generally the rate of reforming is much greater than the rate of H2 and CO oxidation leading to extensive thermal gradients across the cell that can compromise the physical integrity of the cell. Therefore, methods to control reformation activity and predict thermal gradients are needed. Computational modeling is used to predict thermal gradients and fuel conversion profiles across the cell, thus accurate and predictable methane reforming kinetics are required. Significant discrepancies in activation energy, rate expressions, and rate constants for methane reforming over nickel-yttria stabilized zirconia (Ni-YSZ) are reported in the open literature1-4. The objective of this work is to provide clarity on factors leading to discrepancies in kinetic information reported in the literature and identify potential methods to control reforming rates over NiYSZ anodes. Effects of pretreatment and reforming on Ni microstructure and activity of NiYSZ anodes for methane reforming were examined under open-circuit conditions.

Strohm, James J.; King, David L.; Saraf, Laxmikant V.; Lea, Alan S.; Wang, Chong M.; Singh, Prabhakar

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

406

In situ spectroscopic detection of SMSI effect in a Ni/CeO2 system: hydrogen-induced burial and dig out of metallic nickel  

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In situ APPES technique demonstrates that the strong metal support interaction effect (SMSI) in the Ni-ceria system is associated with the decoration and burial of metallic particles by the partially reduced support, a phenomenon reversible by evacuation at high temperature of the previously absorbed hydrogen.

Caballero, Alfonso; Holgado, Juan P.; Gonzalez-delaCruz, Victor M.; Habas, Susan e.; Herranz, Tirma; Salmeron, Miquel

2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

407

The role of the (111) texture on the exchange bias and interlayer coupling effects observed in sputtered NiFe/IrMn/Co trilayers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Magnetic properties of sputtered NiFe/IrMn/Co trilayers grown on different seed layers (Cu or Ta) deposited on Si (100) substrates were investigated by magnetometry and ferromagnetic resonance measurements. Exchange bias effect and magnetic spring behavior have been studied by changing the IrMn thickness. As shown by X-ray diffraction, Ta and Cu seed layers provoke different degrees of (111) fcc-texture that directly affect the exchange bias and indirectly modify the exchange spring coupling behavior. Increasing the IrMn thickness, it was observed that the coupling angle between the Co and NiFe ferromagnetic layers increases for the Cu seed system, but it reduces for the Ta case. The results were explained considering (i) different anisotropies of the Co and IrMn layers induced by the different degree of the (111) texture and (ii) the distinct exchange bias set at the NiFe/IrMn and IrMn/Co interfaces in both systems. The NiFe and Co interlayer coupling angle is strongly correlated with both exchange bias and exchange magnetic spring phenomena. It was also shown that the highest exchange bias field occurs when an unstressed L1{sub 2} IrMn structure is stabilized.

Castro, I. L.; Nascimento, V. P.; Passamani, E. C.; Takeuchi, A. Y.; Larica, C. [Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, ES 29075-910 (Brazil)] [Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, ES 29075-910 (Brazil); Tafur, M. [Universidade Federal de Itajuba, Campus Itabira, Itabira, MG 37500-903 (Brazil)] [Universidade Federal de Itajuba, Campus Itabira, Itabira, MG 37500-903 (Brazil); Pelegrini, F. [Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO 74001-970 (Brazil)] [Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO 74001-970 (Brazil)

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the hydroconversion of rancid lard and lard-gas oil mixture on NiMo/Al2O3 catalyst in oxide and in sulphide state  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The necessity to maintain mobility and the increasing energy- and environmentally sound demands necessitated the research, development and utilization of engine fuels from renewable resources. Because of the negative features of the already and generally ... Keywords: NiMo/Al2O3, hydroconversion, hydrogenation, lard, triglyceride

P. Baladincz; J. Hancsk

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Comparison of dc performance of Pt/Ti/Au- and Ni/Au-Gated AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have demonstrated significant improvements of AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) dc performance by employing Pt/Ti/Au instead of the conventional Ni/Au gate metallization. During off-state bias stressing, the typical critical voltage for HEMTs with Ni/Au gate metallization was ~ -45 to -65V. By sharp contrast, no critical voltage was observed for HEMTs with Pt/Ti/Au gate metallization, even up to -100V, which was the instrumental limitation in this experiment. After the off-state stressing, the drain current of Ni/Au gated-HEMTs decreased by~ 15%. For the Pt-gate HEMTs, no degradation of the drain current occurred and there were minimal changes in the Schottky gate characteristics for both forward and reverse bias conditions. The HEMTs with Pt/Ti/Au metallization showed an excellent drain on/off current ratio of 1.5 108. The on/off drain current ratio of Ni-gated HEMTs was dependent on the drain bias voltage and ranged from 1.2 107 at Vds=5V and 6 105

Liu, L. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Lo, C. F. [University of Florida; Kang, Tsung Sheng [University of Florida, Gainesville; Pearton, S. J. [University of Florida; Kravchenko, Ivan I [ORNL; Laboutin, O. [Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA; Johnson, Wayne J. [Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA; Ren, F. [University of Florida

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Growth and Properties of (001)-oriented Pb(Zr?.??Ti?.??)O?/LaNiO? Films on Si(001) Substrates with TiN Buffer Layers  

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Pulsed laser deposition has been used to grow Pb(Zr?.??Ti?.??)O? (PZT)/LaNiO? (LNO) heterostructures with restricted crystallographic orientations on bare Si(001) and SiO?-coated Si(001) substrates, using TiN buffer layers. ...

Zhu, Tie-Jun

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Facile synthesis and electrochemical characterization of Sn{sub 4}Ni{sub 3}/C nanocomposites as anode materials for lithium ion batteries  

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Sn{sub 4}Ni{sub 3}/C nanocomposites were synthesized by a pyrolyzing-annealing two-step strategy. The phase structure, carbon content and morphology of the nanocomposites were investigated. The results reveal that the crystallinity, carbon structure and purity were enhanced obviously after heat-treatment. Electrochemical performance was evaluated by cyclic voltammograms (CV), galvanostatic discharge/charge and electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS). The annealed Sn{sub 4}Ni{sub 3}/C powders deliver an initial charge capacity of 525.2 mA h g{sup -1}, 400 mA h g{sup -1} over 10 cycles at 36 mA g{sup -1}, >300 mA h g{sup -1} after 40 cycles at 72 mA g{sup -1} and maintain 240 mA h g{sup -1} for 40 cycles at 150 mA g{sup -1}. TEM investigation of the cycled electrodes shows the discharge/charge process neither destroyed the structure of nanocomposites nor changed the crystallinity of the materials. So the high capacity and stable cyclability are ascribed to the synergetic effect of ductile nickel and conductive carbon constituent and the influence of heat-treatment. - Graphical abstract: TEM image of the annealed Sn{sub 4}Ni{sub 3}/C nanocomposites reveals that the crystallized Sn{sub 4}Ni{sub 3} nanoparticles are dispersed in the carbon layer. The synergetic effect of ductile Ni and carbon layer is beneficial to buffer the volume change of Sn during discharge/charge process, thus improving the electrochemical performance when used as anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sn{sub 4}Ni{sub 3} nanoparticles well dispersed in carbon matrix were successfully fabricated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Stable cycling property was achieved due to the synergetic effect of Ni and carbon. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The cycling process did not change the structure and crystallinity of the materials.

Ma, Ruguang [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)] [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Lu, Zhouguang, E-mail: zglucsu@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China) [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083 (China); Yang, Shiliu; Xi, Liujiang; Wang, Chundong; Wang, H.E.; Chung, C.Y. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)] [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

412

Electrochemical Interpretation of a Stress Corrosion Cracking of Thermally Treated Ni base Alloys in a Lead Contaminated Water  

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Since the PbSCC(Lead stress corrosion cracking) of alloy 600 tubing materials was reported by Copson and Dean in 1965, the effect of lead on a corrosion film and cracking morphology have been continually debated. An electrochemical interaction of lead with the alloying elements of SG tubings was studied and the corrosion products were analyzed. It was found that lead enhanced the anodic dissolution of alloy 600 and alloy 690 in the electrochemical test. The lead preferentially dissolved the Cr from the corrosion film of alloy 600 and alloy 690 in alkaline water. The lead ion seemed to penetrate into the TG crack tip and react with the corrosion film. A selective Cr depletion was observed to weaken the stability of the passive film on the alloys. Whereas passivity of Ni became stable in lead containing solution, Cr and Fe passivity became unstable.

Hwang, Seong Sik; Lim, Yun Soo; Kim, Hong Pyo; Kim, Joung Soo; Thomas, Larry E.

2007-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

413

Analysis of fusion-fission dynamics by pre-scission neutron emission in $^{58}$Ni+$^{208}$Pb  

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We analyzed the experimental data of the pre-scission neutron multiplicity in connection with fission fragments in the reaction $^{58}$Ni+$^{208}$Pb at the incident energy corresponding to the excitation energy of compound nucleus $E^{*}$=185.9 MeV, which was performed by D\\'{e}MoN group. The relation between the pre-scission neutron multiplicity and each reaction process having different reaction time is investigated. In order to study the fusion-fission process accompanied by neutron emission, the fluctuation-dissipation model combined with a statistical model is employed. It is found that the fusion-fission process and the quasi-fission process are clearly distinguished in correlation with the pre-scission neutron multiplicity.

Y. Aritomo; M. Ohta; T. Materna; F. Hanappe; O. Dorvaux; L. Stuttge

2005-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

414

On problems of experimental determination of reliable values of nucleus parameters at low excitation energy - Ni-60 as an example  

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The reanalysis of the published experimental data from reaction Co-59(p,2gamma)Ni-60 was performed. The region of the most probable values of level density and radiative strength functions of cascade gamma-transitions was determined. The obtained data were rather precisely approximated by the V.M. Strutinsky model and semi-phenomenological model - for strength functions. The region of appearance and magnitude of maximal errors of the calculated cross-section of nucleon emission in evaporation spectra in traditional methods of their analysis were determined as well. There was for the first time obtained methodically correct information on the radiation strength function of primary gamma-transitions in diapason of neutron binding energy with averaging over large set of initial levels.

A. M. Sukhovoj; V. A. Khitrov

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

415

Oxidation pretreatment to reduce corrosion of 20%Cr-25%Ni-Nb stainless steel. II. Surface morphology and oxide characterization  

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Improved corrosion behavior of 20%Cr-25%Ni-Nb steel resulting from a low pressure oxidation pretreatment in CO/sub 2/ has been related to changes in elemental composition and distribution in the oxide scale. Auger electron spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectroscopy, electron microprobe, and X-ray diffraction techniques have been used to investigate the properties of the oxide scale formed on both untreated and pretreated specimens when oxidized at 823 K and 923 K in a CO/sub 2/-1%CO atmosphere. A sputter ion plating technique has been used to separate the oxide from the metal and the incorporation of chromium and silicon at the metal-oxide interface has been investigated at grain centers and grain boundaries by depth profiling. The improvement in oxide adhesion and oxidation rates, using data from Parts I and II of this study, is assessed in terms of oxide formation by solid-state displacement reactions.

Tempest, P.A.; Wild, R.K.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Desulfurization of thiophenic compounds by Ni(111): Adsorption and reactions of thiophene, 3-methylthiophene, and 2,5-dimethylthiophene  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The adsorption and reactivity of thiophene, 2,5-dimethylthiophene, and 3-methylthiophene on Ni(111) have been examined. The saturation coverages of the three molecules are similar, about 0.13 monolayer (ML), and in all cases alkenes are the major hydrocarbon products. On initially clean surfaces, decomposition to sulfur, carbon and hydrogen is the major pathway, but the selectivity to hydrocarbon production can be enhanced by a factor of about 3 by predosing the surface with hydrogen. Sulfur is easily removed from the ring, and C-S bond scission is complete by 150 K. The rate-limiting step in alkene formation is hydrogenation of a highly unsaturated hydrocarbon intermediate. The hydrocarbon intermediates formed are difficult to unambiguously identify but are most likely cyclic structures, retaining the C{sub 4} framework. 44 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Huntley, D.R.; Mullins, D.R.; Wingeier, M.P. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1996-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

417

Microstructural characterization of a Zr-Ti-Ni-Mn-V-Cr based AB{sub 2}-type battery alloy  

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Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), combined with X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was employed to investigate a proprietary and multicomponent AB{sub 2} type Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery alloy. This material was prepared by High Pressure Gas Atomization (HPGA) and examined in both the as-atomized and heat treated condition. TEM examination showed a heavily faulted dendritic growth structure in as-atomized powder. Selected Area Diffraction (SAD) showed that this region consisted of both a cubic C15 structure with lattice constant a=7.03 and a hexagonal C14 structure with lattice parameter a=4.97 {angstrom}, c=8.11 {angstrom}. The Orientation Relationship (OR) between the C14 and C15 structures was determined to be (111)[1{bar 1}0]{sub C15}//(0001)[11{bar 2}0]{sub C14}. An interdendritic phase possessing the C14 structure was also seen. There was also a very fine grain region consisting of the C14 structure. Upon heat treatment, the faulted structure became more defined and appeared as intercalation layers within the grains. Spherical particles rich in Zr and Ni appeared scattered at the grain boundaries instead of the C14 interdendritic phase. The polycrystalline region also changed to a mixture of C14 and C15 structures. These results as well as phase stability of the C15 and C14 structures based on a consideration of atomic size factor and the average electron concentration are discussed.

Shi, Zhan

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Structural Origin of Overcharge-Induced Thermal Instability of Ni-Containing Layered-Cathodes for High-Energy-Density Lithium Batteries  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Using a combination of time-resolved X-ray diffraction (XRD), in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and first principles calculations, we explore the structural origin of the overcharge induced thermal instability of two cathode materials, LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} and LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2}, which exhibit significant difference in thermal stabilities. Detailed TEM analysis reveals, for the first time, a complex core-shell-surface structure of the particles in both materials that was not previously detected by XRD. Structural comparison indicates that the overcharged Li{sub x}Ni{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} (x < 0.15) particles consist of a rhombohedral core, a spinel shell, and a rock-salt structure at the surface, while the overcharged Li{sub x}Ni{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} consists of a similar core-shell-surface structure but a very different CdI{sub 2}-type surface structure. The thermal instability of Li{sub x}Ni{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} can be attributed to the release of oxygen because of the rapid growth of the rock-salt-type structure on the surface during heating. In contrast, the CdI{sub 2}-type surface structure of the overcharged Li{sub x}Ni{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} particles delays the oxygen-release reaction to a much higher temperature resulting in better stability. These results gave deep insight into the relationship between the local structural changes and the thermal stability of cathode materials, which is vital to the development of new cathode materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.

Wu, L.; Nam, K.-W.; Wang, X.; Zhou, Y.; Zheng, J.-C.; Yang, X.-Q.; Zhu, Y.

2011-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

419

Structural Origin of Overcharge-induced Thermal Instability of Ni-containing Layered-cathodes for High-energy-density Lithium Batteries  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Using a combination of time-resolved X-ray diffraction (XRD), in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and first principles calculations, we explore the structural origin of the overcharge induced thermal instability of two cathode materials, LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} and LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2}, which exhibit significant difference in thermal stabilities. Detailed TEM analysis reveals, for the first time, a complex core-shell-surface structure of the particles in both materials that was not previously detected by XRD. Structural comparison indicates that the overcharged Li{sub x}Ni{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} (x < 0.15) particles consist of a rhombohedral core, a spinel shell, and a rock-salt structure at the surface, while the overcharged LixNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} consists of a similar core-shell-surface structure but a very different CdI{sub 2}-type surface structure. The thermal instability of LixNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} can be attributed to the release of oxygen because of the rapid growth of the rock-salt-type structure on the surface during heating. In contrast, the CdI{sub 2}-type surface structure of the overcharged LixNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} particles delays the oxygen-release reaction to a much higher temperature resulting in better stability. These results gave deep insight into the relationship between the local structural changes and the thermal stability of cathode materials, which is vital to the development of new cathode materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.

L Wu; K Nam; X Wang; Y Zhou; J Zheng; X Yang; Y Zhu

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Origin of Overcharge-induced Thermal Instability of Ni-containing Layered-cathodes for High-energy-density Lithium Batteries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a combination of time-resolved X-ray diffraction (XRD), in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and first principles calculations, we explore the structural origin of the overcharge induced thermal instability of two cathode materials, LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} and LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2}, which exhibit significant difference in thermal stabilities. Detailed TEM analysis reveals, for the first time, a complex core-shell-surface structure of the particles in both materials that was not previously detected by XRD. Structural comparison indicates that the overcharged Li{sub x}Ni{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} (x shell, and a rock-salt structure at the surface, while the overcharged LixNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} consists of a similar core-shell-surface structure but a very different CdI{sub 2}-type surface structure. The thermal instability of LixNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2} can be attributed to the release of oxygen because of the rapid growth of the rock-salt-type structure on the surface during heating. In contrast, the CdI{sub 2}-type surface structure of the overcharged LixNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} particles delays the oxygen-release reaction to a much higher temperature resulting in better stability. These results gave deep insight into the relationship between the local structural changes and the thermal stability of cathode materials, which is vital to the development of new cathode materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.

L Wu; K Nam; X Wang; Y Zhou; J Zheng; X Yang; Y Zhu

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Kheshbn No. 105- Spring 1985 - Journal  

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tsrm rar* lyT up .mra: is: anp ^ t "T8B t^x poix pxppjna ypnayaKfo] pPa n px Isa pt ni anp Dsn ps Bjni pm nan ,ya yi"s yta p">a oyna pnx ig anp PK pp g ps p^pmi px pnapgty

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SV_Jurij.qxd 19/07/2002 08:59 Page 1 Podru`ni~na cerkev v Tacnu je posve~ena sv. Juriju, mu~encu.  

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tronu je cerkveni zavetnik sv. Jurij, rimski vojak, ki s sulico prebada zmaja. Slike za zapiranje trona ni. Ob stenah trona so stirje evangelisti: desno ob njem sv. Marko, na obhodnem loku sv. Matej, levo

Silc, Jurij

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Single-Crystal Intermetallic M-Sn (M ) Fe, Cu, Co, Ni) Nanospheres as Negative Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries  

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FeSn{sub 2}, Cu{sub 6}Sn{sub 5}, CoSn{sub 3}, and Ni{sub 3}Sn{sub 4} single-crystalline nanospheres with a characteristic uniform particle size of 40 nm have been synthesized via a modified polyol process, aiming at determining and understanding their intrinsic cycling performance as negative electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. We find that, in this morphologically controlled condition, the reversible capacities follow FeSn{sub 2} > Cu{sub 6}Sn{sub 5} {approx} CoSn{sub 3} > Ni{sub 3}Sn{sub 4}, which is not directly decided by their theoretical capacities or lithium-driven volume changes. FeSn{sub 2} exhibits the best electrochemical activity among these intermetallic nanospheres and an effective solid electrolyte interface, which explains its superior cycling performance. The small particle dimension also improves cycling stability and Li{sup +} diffusion.

Wang, X.; Han, W; Chen, J; Graetz, J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular beam epitaxy growth of exchange-biased PtMn/NiFe bilayers with a spontaneously ordered PtMn layer  

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We report the direct epitaxial growth of equiatomic ordered antiferromagnetic PtMn layers by molecular beam epitaxy. Such layers are used in giant magnetoresistance spin valve sensors as the antiferromagnetic pinning layer. Structural characterization and phase identification confirmed the spontaneous formation of the chemically ordered face-centered-tetragonal (L1{sub 0}) phase of PtMn with about 87.4% ordering. Based on the antiferromagnetic PtMn layer, we prepared exchange-biased PtMn/NiFe bilayers with various PtMn thicknesses. The exchange anisotropy field of the bilayer with NiFe grown on PtMn stabilizes at about 50 Oe beyond a PtMn thickness of 15 nm. Although the exchange anisotropy field is small compared to that of the polycrystalline system, the antiferromagnetic domain structure is stable over repetitive external magnetic field cycling and no training effect is observed.

Choi, Y. S.; Petford-Long, A. K.; Ward, R. C. C.; Fan, R.; Goff, J. P.; Hase, T. P. A. [Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom); Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU (United Kingdom); Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZE (United Kingdom); Department of Physics, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

425

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426

Whoo.ly: facilitating information seeking for hyperlocal communities using social media  

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Social media systems promise powerful opportunities for people to connect to timely, relevant information at the hyper local level. Yet, finding the meaningful signal in noisy social media streams can be quite daunting to users. In this paper, we present ... Keywords: civic engagement, event detection, hyperlocal community, location-based social networks, social media, twitter

Yuheng Hu; Shelly D. Farnham; Andrs Monroy-Hernndez

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the Ly-\\alpha\\ forest of BOSS quasars  

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We report a detection of the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) feature in the three-dimensional correlation function of the transmitted flux fraction in the \\Lya forest of high-redshift quasars. The study uses 48,640 quasars in the redshift range $2.1\\le z \\le 3.5$ from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) of the third generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III). At a mean redshift $z=2.3$, we measure the monopole and quadrupole components of the correlation function for separations in the range $20\\hMpc

Busca, Nicols G; Rich, James; Bailey, Stephen; Font-Ribera, Andreu; Kirkby, David; Goff, J -M Le; Pieri, Matthew M; Slosar, Anze; Aubourg, ric; Bautista, Julian E; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blomqvist, Michael; Bolton, Adam S; Bovy, Jo; Brewington, Howard; Borde, Arnaud; Brinkmann, J; Carithers, Bill; Croft, Rupert A C; Dawson, Kyle S; Ebelke, Garrett; Eisenstein, Daniel J; Hamilton, Jean-Christophe; Ho, Shirley; Hogg, David W; Honscheid, Klaus; Lee, Khee-Gan; Lundgren, Britt; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Margala, Daniel; Maraston, Claudia; Mehta, Kushal; Miralda-Escud, Jordi; Myers, Adam D; Nichol, Robert C; Noterdaeme, Pasquier; Olmstead, Matthew D; Oravetz, Daniel; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Pan, Kaike; Pris, Isabelle; Percival, Will J; Petitjean, Patrick; Roe, N A; Rollinde, Emmanuel; Ross, Nicholas P; Rossi, Graziano; Schlegel, David J; Schneider, Donald P; Shelden, Alaina; Sheldon, Erin S; Simmons, Audrey; Snedden, Stephanie; Tinker, Jeremy L; Viel, Matteo; Weaver, Benjamin A; Weinberg, David H; White, Martin; Yche, Christophe; York, Donald G; Zhao, Gong-Bo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Level Alignment in PCDTBT:PC70BM Solar Cells: Solution Processed NiOx for Improved Hole Collection and Efficiency  

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Solution-based NiO{sub x} outperforms PEDOT:PSS in device performance and stability when used as a hole-collection layer in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells formed with poly[N-9'-heptadecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4',7'-di-2-thienyl-2',1',3'-benzothiadiazole)] (PCDTBT) and PC70BM. The origin of the enhancement is clarified by studying the interfacial energy level alignment between PCDTBT or the 1:4 blended heterojunctions and PEDOT:PSS or NiO{sub x} using ultraviolet and inverse photoemission spectroscopies. The 1.6 eV electronic gap of PEDOT:PSS and energy level alignment with the BHJ result in poor hole selectivity of PEDOT:PSS and allows electron recombination at the PEDOT:PSS/BHJ interface. Conversely, the large band gap (3.7 eV) of NiO{sub x} and interfacial dipole (0.6 eV) with the organic active layer leads to a hole-selective interface. This interfacial dipole yields enhanced electron blocking properties by increasing the barrier to electron injection. The presence of such a strong dipole is predicted to further promote hole collection from the organic layer into the oxide, resulting in increased fill factor and short circuit current. An overall decrease in recombination is manifested in an increase in open circuit voltage and power conversion efficiency of the device on NiO{sub x} versus PEDOT:PSS interlayers.

Ratcliff, E. L.; Meyer, J.; Steirer, K. X.; Armstrong, N. R.; Olson, D.; Kahn, A.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of High Current Density YBCO Coated Conductors on RE2O3-Buffered Ni Substrates with Two New Alternative Architectures  

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In continuation of our effort to develop single buffer layer architectures for YBCO (YBa2Cu3O7-g) coated tape conductors, we have studied RE2O3 (RE = Y, and rare earths) as candidate materials. Three types of crystal structures including the preferred cubic phase are known for the rare earth oxides. High quality simple cubic RE2O3 buffer layers were grown epitaxiahy on {100} textured Ni substrates using both reactive evaporation and sol-gel processing. Detailed X-ray studies have shown that the Y2O3, Eu2O3, Gd2O3, and Yb2O3 were grown with a single epitaxial orientation. SEM micrographs indicated that both e-beam and sol-gel grown films were dense, continuous and crack free. High Jc YBCO films were grown on RE2O3-buffered Ni substrates with sputtered cap layers. Two new alternative buffer layer architectures were developed. A high Jc of 1.8 MA/cm2 at 77 K and self-field was obtained on YBCO films with a layer sequence of YBCO (pulsed laser deposition)/Yb2O3 (sputtered)/Y2O3 (e-beam)/Ni. Also, a high Jc of over 1 MA/cm2 at 77 K and self-field was obtained on YBCO films with a layer sequence of YBCO (ex-situ BaF2 process)/CeO2 (sputtered)YSZ sputtered)/RE2O3 (sol-gel or e-beam)Ni. The performance of sol-gel grown buffers approached the quality of e-beam grown buffers.

Beach, D.B.; Chirayil, T.G.; Christen, D.K.; Cui, X.; Feenstra, R.; Goyal, A.; Kroeger, D.M.; Lee, D.F.; Martin, P.M.; Mathis, J.E.; Morrell, J.S.; Norton, D.P.; Paranthaman, M.; Specht, E.D.; Verebelyi, D.T.

1999-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure determination of thermal-spray materials using synchrotron x-ray microtomography. [Cr[sub 3]C[sub 2]/NiCr thermal-spray coating  

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The structure of materials prepared using thermal spray methods is difficult to determine using conventional microscopy of porosimetry methods. The difficulties inherent in these approaches can be circumvented using synchrotron computed microtomography(CMT). An example of the use of CMT to produce a high resolution non- destructive image of a thermal-spray coating is Cr[sub 3]C[sub 2]/NiCr is described here to illustrate the power of this technique.

Spanne, P.; Jones, K.W. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Herman, H. (State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States)); Riggs, W.L. (General Electric Co., Cincinnati, OH (United States). Aircraft Engines)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Characterization of Ultrathin Films of -Al2O3 and the Chemistry of 1,3-Butadiene on NiAl(001) and -Al2O3  

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Characterization of Ultrathin Films of -Al2O3 and the Chemistry of 1,3-Butadiene on NiAl(001) and -Al2O3 Michelle M. Ivey, Kathryn A. Layman, Armen Avoyan, Heather C. Allen, and John C. HemmingerVine, California 92697 ReceiVed: October 3, 2002; In Final Form: March 27, 2003 Ultrathin films of -Al2O3 grown

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Unidirectional diagonal order and three-dimensional stacking of charge stripes in orthorhombic Pr{sub 1.67}Sr{sub 0.33}NiO{sub 4} and Nd{sub 1.67}Sr{sub 0.33}NiO{sub 4}  

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The interplay between crystal symmetry and charge stripe order in Pr{sub 1.67}Sr{sub 0.33}NiO{sub 4} and Nd{sub 1.67}Sr{sub 0.33}NiO{sub 4} has been studied by means of single crystal x-ray diffraction. In contrast to tetragonal La{sub 1.67}Sr{sub 0.33}NiO{sub 4}, these crystals are orthorhombic. The corresponding distortion of the NiO{sub 2} planes is found to dictate the direction of the charge stripes, similar to the case of diagonal spin stripes in the insulating phase of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. In particular, diagonal stripes seem to always run along the short a axis, which is the direction of the octahedral tilt axis. In contrast, no influence of the crystal symmetry on the charge stripe ordering temperature itself was observed, with T{sub CO}{approx}240 K for La, Pr, and Nd. The coupling between lattice and stripe degrees of freedom allows one to produce macroscopic samples with unidirectional stripe order. In samples with stoichiometric oxygen content and a hole concentration of exactly 1/3, charge stripes exhibit a staggered stacking order with a period of three NiO{sub 2} layers, previously only observed with electron microscopy in domains of mesoscopic dimensions. Remarkably, this stacking order starts to melt about 40 K below T{sub CO}. The melting process can be described by mixing the ground state, which has a three-layer stacking period, with an increasing volume fraction with a two-layer stacking period.

Huecker, M.; Hill, J. P.; Tranquada, J. M. [Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Zimmermann, M. v. [Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, 22603 Hamburg (Germany); Klingeler, R.; Kiele, S.; Geck, J.; Buechner, B. [Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research IFW Dresden, 01171 Dresden (Germany); Bakehe, S. N. [II. Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet zu Koeln, 50937 Koeln (Germany); Zhang, J. Z. [Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850 (United States); Revcolevschi, A. [Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l'Etat Solide, Universite Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Buttrey, D. J. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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434

Crystal structure of complexes of bivalent Co, Ni, and Cd with anions of benzoic and 2-(acetylamino)-5-nitrobenzoic acids  

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The structure of three complexes of bivalent metals (cobalt, nickel, and cadmium) with anions of benzoic (HL{sup 1}) and 2-(acetylamino)-5-nitrobenzoic (HL{sup 2}) acids, namely, [Co{sub 2}{sup 1} (H{sub 2}O){sub 2}({mu}-C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2})]{sub n} (I), [NiL{sup 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}]L{sup 2} {center_dot} 2H{sub 2}O (II), and [Cd({mu}-L{sup 2}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} {center_dot} 2nH{sub 2}O (III), is determined. In chainlike structure I, cobalt atoms are connected by bridging pyrazine molecules; structure II contains isolated complexes. In structure III, centrosymmetric (CdOCO){sub 2} cycles and polymeric ribbons are formed due to the coordination of the carboxylate group of the L{sup 2} ligand to two cadmium atoms.

Rzaeva, M. F. [Azerbaijan State Agricultural University (Azerbaijan); Askerov, R. K. [Baku State University (Azerbaijan); Movsumov, E. M. [Azerbaijan State Agricultural University (Azerbaijan); Sergienko, V. S.; Ilyukhin, A. B. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry (Russian Federation)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

435

Reduced Pressure Electron Beam Welding Evaluation Activities on a Ni-Cr-Mo Alloy for Nuclear Waste Packages  

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The current waste package design for the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain Nevada, USA, employs gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) in fabricating the waste packages. While GTAW is widely used in industry for many applications, it requires multiple weld passes. By comparison, single-pass welding methods inherently use lower heat input than multi-pass welding methods which results in lower levels of weld distortion and also narrower regions of residual stresses at the weld TWI Ltd. has developed a Reduced Pressure Electron Beam (RPEB) welding process which allows EB welding in a reduced pressure environment ({le} 1 mbar). As it is a single-pass welding technique, use of RPEB welding could (1) achieve a comparable or better materials performance and (2) lead to potential cost savings in the waste package manufacturing as compared to GTAW. Results will be presented on the initial evaluation of the RPEB welding on a Ni-Cr-Mo alloy (a candidate alloy for the Yucca Mountain waste packages) in the areas of (a) design and manufacturing simplifications, (b) material performance and (c) weld reliability.

Wong, F; Punshon, C; Dorsch, T; Fielding, P; Richard, D; Yang, N; Hill, M; DeWald, A; Rebak, R; Day, S; Wong, L; Torres, S; McGregor, M; Hackel, L; Chen, H-L; Rankin, J

2003-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

436

Use of periodic approximants in a dynamical LEED study of the quasicrystalline tenfold surface of decagonal Al-Ni-Co  

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The determination of quasicrystal (QC) surface structures is a challenge to current surface structure techniques. Low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) is the primary technique for the determination of periodic surface structures, but application of dynamical LEED to quasicrystals requires the use of many approximations. In this study, two different approaches were used to apply dynamical LEED to the structure of the tenfold surface of decagonal Al{sub 73}Ni{sub 10}Co{sub 17}. One method (method 1) involves the use of a quasicrystalline model along with approximations that average over the composition and local geometries. The other method (method 2) uses periodic models that approximate the actual local QC structure (approximants) in more exact, atomistic calculations. Although the results using the two methods were consistent, the results of the approximant analysis (method 2) suggested a different way to apply the approximations in method 1, resulting in a better fit between experimental and calculated beams. Thus, periodic approximant structure models can provide a simpler and more efficient method for the determination of local geometries in QC surfaces, and may also facilitate analyses using quasicrystal models.

Pussi, K.; Ferralis, N.; Mihalkovic, M.; Widom, M.; Curtarolo, S.; Gierer, M.; Jenks, C. J.; Canfield, P.; Fisher, I. R.; Diehl, R. D. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, FIN-53851 Lappeenranta (Finland); Physics Department and Materials Research Institute, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska Cesta 9, Bratislava 84228 (Slovakia); Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Institute for Crystallography and Applied Mineralogy, Theresienstrasse 41, 80333 Muenchen (Germany); Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States); Physics Department and Materials Research Institute, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States)

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

The Role of Partial Crystallinity on Hydrogen Permeation in FeNiBMo Based Metallic Glass Membranes  

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A potentially exciting material for membrane separations are metallic glass materials due to their low cost, high elastic toughness and resistance to hydrogen embrittlement as compared to crystalline Pd-based membrane systems. However, at elevated temperatures and extended operation times structural changes including partial crystallinity may appear in these amorphous metallic systems. This study reports on the investigation of time and temperature dependent crystalline phase formation in conjunction with in situ crystallization/hydrogen permeation experiments at elevated temperatures. At temperatures near 400 C a FeNi crystalline phase appears as 22 vol.% inside the host amorphous matrix and the resulting composite structure remains stable over 3 h at temperature. The hydrogen permeation at 400 C of the partially crystalline material is similar to the fully amorphous material near 5 x 10{sup -9} mol H{sub 2}/m s Pa{sup 1/2}, while ambient temperature electrochemical permeation at 25 C revealed an order of magnitude decrease in the permeation of partially crystalline materials due to differences in the amorphous versus crystalline phase activation energy for hydrogen permeation.

Brinkman, K.; Su, D.; Fox, E.; Korinko, P.; Missimer, D.; Adams, T.

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

438

New organic synthetic metals derived from BEDT-TTF, Ni(dsit) sub 2 and BEDO-TTF  

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Three strategies have been employed by us to synthesize new organic synthetic metals and superconductors. On the basis of structure-property correlations derived for the {beta}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}X salts, new charge transfer salts of BEDT-TTF with large, polarizable anions have been synthesized. The occurrence of molecular dimers has been engineered into salts of the new organic acceptor molecule, Ni(dsit){sub 2} (bis (4,5 -diselenolate -1,3-dithiole-2-thione) nickelate), to synthesize salts with acceptor packing similar to the donor packing in {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu(SCN){sub 2}. Finally, two charge transfer salts of bis(ethylenedioxy)tetrathiafulvalene, BEDO-TTF, namely (BEDO-TTF){sub 2}AuBr{sub 2} and (BEDO-TTF){sub 2}AuI{sub 2} have been synthesized. The AuBr{sub 2}{sup -} salt, the first BEDO-TTF salt to be structurally characterized, is semiconducting below 263 K, while the AuI{sub 2}{sup -} salt shows metallic conductivity to low temperatures. 10 refs., 3 figs.

Beno, M.A.; Kini, A.M.; Geiser, U.; Wang, H.H.; Carlson, K.D.; Williams, J.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

[Ni(PMe2NPh2)2](BF4)2 as an Electrocatalyst for H2 Production  

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A mononuclear nickel(II) bis(diphosphine) complex [Ni(P{sub 2}{sup Me}N{sub 2}{sup Ph}){sub 2}](BF{sub 4}){sub 2} (P{sub 2}{sup Me}N{sub 2}{sup Ph} = 1,5-diphenyl-3,7-dimethyl-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane) has been synthesized. This complex is an efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen production by proton reduction. Using [(DMF)H]OTf as the acid and with added water, a turnover frequency of 6,700 s{sup -1} was obtained. Based on the understanding of previous studies and the measured hydride donor ability of [HNi(P{sub 2}{sup Me}N{sub 2}{sup Ph}){sub 2}](BF{sub 4}) ({Delta}G{sup o}{sub H-} = 54.0 kcal/mol), this complex was anticipated to have the highest turnover frequency for catalytic H{sub 2} production of any complex of this class reported to date.

Wiese, Stefan; Kilgore, Uriah J.; DuBois, Daniel L.; Bullock, R. Morris

2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

440

Comparison of Crevice Corrosion of Fe-Based Amorphous Metal and Crystalline Ni-Cr-Mo Alloy  

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The crevice corrosion behaviors of an Fe-based bulk metallic glass alloy (SAM1651) and a Ni-Cr-Mo crystalline alloy (C-22) were studied in 4M NaCl at 100 C with cyclic potentiodynamic polarization and constant potential tests. The corrosion damage morphologies, corrosion products and the compositions of corroded surfaces of these two alloys were studied with optical 3D reconstruction, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES). It was found that the Fe-based bulk metallic glass (amorphous alloy) SAM1651 had a more positive breakdown potential and repassivation potential than crystalline alloy C-22 in cyclic potentiodynamic polarization tests and required a more positive oxidizing potential to initiate crevice corrosion in constant potential test. Once crevice corrosion initiated, the corrosion propagation of C-22 was more localized near the crevice border compared to SAM1651, and SAM1651 repassivated more readily than C-22. The EDS results indicated that the corrosion products of both alloys contained high amount of O and were enriched in Mo and Cr. The AES results indicated that a Cr-rich oxide passive film was formed on the surfaces of both alloys, and both alloys were corroded congruently.

Shan, X; Ha, H; Payer, J H

2008-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Effect of Creep and Oxidation on Reduced Creep-Fatigue life of Ni-based Alloy 617 at 850 C  

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Low cycle fatigue (LCF) and creep fatigue testing of Ni-based alloy 617 was carried out at 850 C. Compared with its LCF life, the material s creep fatigue life decreases to different extents depending on test conditions. To elucidate the microstructure-fatigue property relationship for alloy 617 and the effect of creep and oxidation on its fatigue life, systematic microstructural investigations were carried out using scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). In LCF tests, as the total strain range increased, deformations concentrated near high angle grain boundaries (HAGBs). The strain hold period in the creep fatigue tests introduced additional creep damage to the material, which revealed the detrimental effect of the strain hold time on the material fatigue life in two ways. First, the strain hold time enhanced the localized deformation near HAGBs, resulting in the promotion of intergranular cracking of alloy 617. Second, the strain hold time encouraged grain boundary sliding, which resulted in interior intergranular cracking of the material. Oxidation accelerated the initiation of intergranular cracking in alloy 617. In the crack propagation stage, if oxidation was promoted and the cyclic oxidation damage was greater than the fatigue damage, oxidation-assisted intergranular crack growth resulted in a significant reduction in the material s fatigue life.

Chen, Xiang [ORNL] [ORNL; Yang, Zhiqing [ORNL] [ORNL; Sokolov, Mikhail A [ORNL] [ORNL; ERDMAN III, DONALD L [ORNL] [ORNL; Mo, Kun [ORNL] [ORNL; Stubbins, James [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Role of Water in the H2 Bond Formation by Ni(II)-based Electrocatalysts  

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We investigate the role of water in the H-H bond formation by a family of nickel molecular catalysts that exhibit high rates for H2 production in acetonitrile solvent. A key feature leading to the high reactivity is the Lewis acidity of the Ni(II) center and pendant amines in the diphosphine ligand that function as Lewis bases, facilitating H-H bond formation or cleavage. Significant increases in the rate of H2 production have been reported in the presence of added water. Our calculations show that molecular water can displace an acetonitrile solvent molecule in the first solvation shell of the metal. One or two water molecules can also participate in shuttling a proton that can combine with a metal hydride to form the H-H bond. However the participation of the water molecules does not lower the barrier to H-H bond formation. Thus these calculations suggest that the rate increase due to water in these electrocatalysts is not associated with the elementary step of H-H bond formation or cleavage, but rather with the proton delivery steps. We attribute the higher barrier in the H-H bond formation in the presence of water to a decrease in direct interaction between the protic and hydridic hydrogen atoms forced by the water molecules. This research was supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Computational resources were provided at W. R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Jaguar supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Ho, Ming-Hsun; Raugei, Simone; Rousseau, Roger J.; Dupuis, Michel; Bullock, R. Morris

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas atomization processing of tin and silicon modified LaNi{sub 5} for nickel-metal hydride battery applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Numerous researchers have studied the relevant material properties of so-called AB{sub 5} alloys for battery applications. These studies involved LaNi{sub 5} substituted alloys which were prepared using conventional cast and crush alloying techniques. While valuable to the understanding of metal hydride effects, the previous work nearly ignored the potential for alternative direct powder production methods, like high pressure gas atomization (HPGA). Thus, there is a need to understand the relationship between gas atomization processes, powder particle solidification phases, and hydrogen absorption properties of ultra fine (< 25 {micro}m) atomized powders with high surface area for enhanced battery performance. Concurrently, development of a gas atomization nozzle that is more efficient than all current designs is needed to increase the yield of ultrafine AB{sub 5} alloy powder for further processing advantage. Gas atomization processing of the AB{sub 5} alloys was demonstrated to be effective in producing ultrafine spherical powders that were resilient to hydrogen cycling for the benefit of improving corrosion resistance in battery application. These ultrafine powders benefited from the rapid solidification process by having refined solute segregation in the microstructure of the gas atomized powders which enabled a rapid anneal treatment of