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QA  

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QA & What is fusion? Fusion, the energy source of the sun and stars, is the most efficient process for converting mass into energy (E mc 2 ). The fusion process is...

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LY  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

! "..- - ; ! "..- - ; : : LY /b J:,;' "Environmental Impact Evaluation and Engineering Plan" for the Remedial Action at the Former Kellex Laboratory, Jersey City, New Jersey , Robert 3. Stem, Acting Director NEPA Affairs Division ECT is initiating the necessary activities required to accomplish the remedial action to co-t conditions of radiological contamination at the former Kellex site. The proposed action entails the excavation of some spotty areas of radiological contaminated soil. The details and findings of the Environmental Impact Evaluation of the proposed remedial action were discussed at a rseeting on June 22, 1979, that was attended by Hr. C. Kouts of your stuff. In addition, Plr. Kouts was given a copy of the subject report.

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EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics | Department of Energy  

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

Corporate QA Performance Metrics EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics Quality Program Criteria Summary EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics More Documents & Publications QA Corporate...

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Living SafeLy  

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Living SafeLy and Working around HigH-voLtage PoWer LineS 1 H igh-voltage power lines can be just as safe as the electrical wiring in our homes - or just as danger- ous. The key is...

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QA Corporate Board Meeting - February 2010 (Teleconference) ...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

QA Corporate Board Meeting - February 2010 (Teleconference) QA Corporate Board Meeting - February 2010 (Teleconference) 6thEM Quality Assurance Corporate Board Meeting Agenda for...

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QA/QC in the laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of analytical chemistry laboratory activities are essential to the validity and usefulness of resultant data. However, in themselves, conventional QA/QC measures will not always ensure that fraudulent data are not generated. Conventional QA/QC measures are based on the assumption that work will be done in good faith; to assure against fraudulent practices, QA/QC measures must be tailored to specific analyses protocols in anticipation of intentional misapplication of those protocols. Application of specific QA/QC measures to ensure against fraudulent practices result in an increased administrative burden being placed on the analytical process; accordingly, in keeping with graded QA philosophy, data quality objectives must be used to identify specific points of concern for special control to minimize the administrative impact.

Hood, F.C.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM QA Working Group September 2011 Meeting Materials | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

PowerPoint presentations and reference material used in the EM QA Working Group video conference meeting held in September 2011. EM QA Working Group September 2011 Meeting...

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EM QA Working Group September 2011 Notes | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Group September 2011 Notes Meeting minutes and notes from the EM QA Working Group video conference meeting held in September 2011. EM QA Working Group September 2011 Notes...

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Line Management Understanding of QA and Oversight  

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

Users will provide current or on-going QA issues of concern that impact work being done correctly, timely, and safely. Input could be from recentassessments, trends, Performance Metrics, number of...

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Mapping the Cosmic Web with Ly? Emission  

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We use a high-resolution cosmological simulation to predict the distribution of H I Ly? emission from the low-redshift (z 0.5) intergalactic medium (IGM). Our simulation can be used to reliably compute the emission from optically thin regions of the IGM but not that of self-shielded gas. We therefore consider several models that bracket the expected emission from self-shielded regions. Most galaxies are surrounded by extended (102kpc) "coronae" of optically thin gas with Ly? surface brightness close to the expected background. Most of these regions contain smaller cores of dense, cool gas. Unless self-shielded gas is able to cool to T 4.1 K, these cores are much brighter than the background. The Ly? coronae represent "cooling flows" of IGM gas accreting onto galaxies. We also estimate the number of Ly? photons produced through the reprocessing of stellar ionizing radiation in the interstellar medium of galaxies; while this mechanism is responsible for the brightest Ly? emission, it occurs on small physical scales and can be separated using high-resolution observations. In all cases, we find that Ly? emitters are numerous (with a space density of ~0.1 h3 Mpc-3) and closely trace the filamentary structure of the IGM, providing a new way to map gas inside the cosmic web.

Steven R. Furlanetto; Joop Schaye; Volker Springel; Lars Hernquist

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - qa_plan1.doc  

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

SJ-RT SJ-RT Smith Jones Rapid Transit Software Quality Assurance Plan February 1997 U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Replace with appropriate organization name qa_plan1.doc ii 02/27/07 Change Control Page The following information is being used to control and track modifications made to this document. 1) Revision Date: mm/dd/yy Author: Section(s): Page Number(s): Summary of Change(s): 2) Revision Date: mm/dd/yy Author: Section(s): Page Number(s): Summary of Change(s): qa_plan1.doc iii 02/27/07 Title Page Document Name: Smith Jones Rapid Transit (SJ-RT) Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) Publication Date: February 2007 Revision Date: Contract Number: Project Number: Prepared by: M. Polo Approval: __________________________

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Line Management Understanding of QA and Oversight  

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

Right Quadrant: Quality Assurance Right Quadrant: Quality Assurance Point of Contact: Sandra Waisley * Issues: Users will provide current or on-going QA issues of concern that impact work being done correctly, timely, and safely. Input could be from recent assessments, trends, Performance Metrics, number of open action items, recurring issues, etc. Example: Issue #1: Training database was not updated for a 60 day period following termination of training coordinator * Risks: Users will identify risks that impact the project (can be related to "issues" [above] or any other FPD identified risk) being done correctly, timely, and safely. Example: Risk #1: Unqualified personnel may have performed hazardous work unsafely or incorrectly during this period * Planned Actions: Users will provide planned actions to address QA issues or

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QA/QC in the laboratory. Session F  

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Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of analytical chemistry laboratory activities are essential to the validity and usefulness of resultant data. However, in themselves, conventional QA/QC measures will not always ensure that fraudulent data are not generated. Conventional QA/QC measures are based on the assumption that work will be done in good faith; to assure against fraudulent practices, QA/QC measures must be tailored to specific analyses protocols in anticipation of intentional misapplication of those protocols. Application of specific QA/QC measures to ensure against fraudulent practices result in an increased administrative burden being placed on the analytical process; accordingly, in keeping with graded QA philosophy, data quality objectives must be used to identify specific points of concern for special control to minimize the administrative impact.

Hood, F.C.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QA Corporate Board Meeting - February 2014 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

February 2014 QA Corporate Board Meeting - February 2014 14th EM Quality Assurance Corporate Board Meeting Meeting Location: Teleconference Room: NA Documents Available for...

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Microsoft Word - Updated By-Laws for EM QA Corporate Board from...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

of skills, functions, and responsibilities for QA personnel and organizations; Standardization and consistency in the graded establishment and implementation of nuclear QA...

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US & Japan TG 4 Activities of QA Forum | Department of Energy  

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

& Japan TG 4 Activities of QA Forum US & Japan TG 4 Activities of QA Forum Presented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado...

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Wind Market Reports Twitter Q&A | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Wind Market Reports Twitter Q&A Wind Market Reports Twitter Q&A August 19, 2014 5:00PM to 6:00PM EDT On Tuesday August 19th, 2014 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST, the Energy Department...

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Requirements Flowdown and Graded Approach to QA  

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

Graded Approach Model and Expectation Graded Approach Model and Expectation Page 1 of 18 Office of Environmental Management And Energy Facility Contractors Group Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan Project Focus Area Task # and Description Deliverable Project Area 1: Requirements Flow Down Task #1.9 - Complete White Paper covering procurement QA process flow diagram Draft White Paper and Amended Flow Diagram Project Area 4: Graded Approach Implementation Task #4.4 - In coordination with Project Focus Area #1, provide an EM expectation for application of the graded approach to procurement. EM Graded Approach Procedure for Procurements Approvals: Yes/No/NA Project Managers: S. Waisley, D. Tuttel Y Executive Committee: D. Chung, J. Yanek, N. Barker,

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QA. J I-3 - Ukited States Government  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

lmEFl&25.a . lmEFl&25.a . EFG (QWO) * QA. J I-3 - Ukited States Government memorandum Department of Energy p&j ' ;A DATE: OCT 0 8 1992 REPLY TO AlT' N OF: EM-421 (W. A. Williams, 903-8149) r/7.1\ SUBJECT: Authorization for Remedial Action at the Former C. H. Schnoor & Company Site, Springdale, Pennsylvania TO: Manager, DOE Oak Ridge Field Office This is to notify you that the former C. H. Schnoor & Company facility in Springdale, Pennsylvania, is designated for remedial action under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). This notification does not constitute a FUSRAP baseline change control approval. Approval of the baseline change will be accomplished through the normal baseline change control procedures. The site was used by the former Manhattan Engineer District for the

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QA program plan plutonium stabilization and handling project W-460  

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This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) identifies Project Quality Assurance (QA) program requirements for all parties participating in the design, procurement, demolition, construction, installation, inspection and testing for Project W-460.

SCHULTZ, J.W.

1999-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Q&A: Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Your Home through...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Q&A: Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Your Home through PowerSaver Loans Q&A: Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Your Home through PowerSaver Loans February 19, 2015...

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Using AnsProlog with Link Grammar and WordNet for QA with deep reasoning  

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Using AnsProlog with Link Grammar and WordNet for QA with deep reasoning Luis Tari and Chitta Baral Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287 {luis.tari, chitta}@asu.edu Abstract Early question and answering (QA-based questions. It becomes clear that to answer more sophisticated questions, QA systems should rely on some

Baral, Chitta

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math.QA/0006228 Combinatorial quantisation of Euclidean gravity  

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MS­00­007 math.QA/0006228 Combinatorial quantisation of Euclidean gravity in three dimensions B the combinatorial quantisation program developed for 1 address after 1.09.2000: Department of Mathematics, Heriot by Alekseev, Grosse and Schomerus, see [1][2] and also [3]. We shall show how to implement the main steps

Schroers, Bernd J.

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Planning in the JAVELIN QA System Laurie S. Hiyakumoto  

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Planning in the JAVELIN QA System Laurie S. Hiyakumoto May 2004 CMU-CS-04-132 School of Computer and controlling their execution. This document describes the current implementation of the Planner Module based (ARDA)'s Advanced Question Answering for Intelligence (AQUAINT) Program under contract MDA908-02-C-0009

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Ly-alpha emission from GRB host galaxies  

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Ly-alpha emission is indicative of on-going star formation in a dust-poor environment. Ly-alpha imaging is therefore a probe of the star formation rate and of the dust-content of Gamma-Ray Burst host galaxies. Both of these parameters are central to our understanding of GRB progenitors and of how the environments affect the propagation of afterglow emission out of host galaxies. We have started a program aimed at imaging high redshift (z>2) host galaxies of GRBs at the Ly-alpha resonance line from neutral hydrogen. Here were report the results from imaging of the fields of GRB 000301C and GRB 000926 and outline upcoming observations of further hosts.

J. P. U. Fynbo; P. Moller; B. Thomsen; J. Hjorth; J. Gorosabel; M. I. Andersen; M. P. Egholm; S. Holland; B. L Jensen; H. Pedersen; M. Weidinger

2003-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Junior QA Engineer Intern -14895BR -EH QA Engineers are responsible for facilitating the analysis, evaluation, and testing of firmware across multiple platforms.  

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Junior QA Engineer Intern - 14895BR - EH QA Engineers are responsible for facilitating the analysis, evaluation, and testing of firmware across multiple platforms. · Develop, implement, review ­ C, Java, or other object-oriented programming language acceptable. · Networking experience (L2/L3

Ravikumar, B.

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EM Quaility Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 1)  

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

EM-QA-001 EM-QA-001 Rev. 1 Issue Date 06/11/12 2 Project lifecycles including design, engineering, construction, commissioning, operation, and post-operation, e.g., surveillance and maintenance, deactivation, decommissioning, and environmental restoration. 3.0 APPLICABILITY The requirements contained within this document apply to EM HQ, EM Field/Project Offices, and EM contractors (including flow down to subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers) as applicable to the work being performed by each entity. Each organization will have an organizational-specific Quality Assurance Implementation Plan (QIP) describing how the applicable requirements of this QAP are implemented and/or passed down to lower- tier organizations. This requirement does not alter personnel (i.e., federal, contractor, or

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#AskEnergy: Live Twitter Q&A on Solar Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

What do you want to know about solar? Submit your questions on social media in advance of our #AskEnergy Twitter Q&A.

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Implementing RapidArc into clinical routine: A comprehensive program from machine QA to TPS validation and patient QA  

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Purpose: With the increased commercial availability of intensity modulated arc therapy (IMAT) comes the need for comprehensive QA programs, covering the different aspects of this newly available technology. This manuscript proposes such a program for the RapidArc (RA) (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto) IMAT solution. Methods: The program was developed and tested out for a Millennium120 MLC on iX Clinacs and a HighDefinition MLC on a Novalis TX, using a variety of measurement equipment including Gafchromic film, 2D ion chamber arrays (Seven29 and StarCheck, PTW, Freiburg, Germany) with inclinometer and Octavius phantom, the Delta4 systam (ScandiDos, Uppsala, Sweden) and the portal imager (EPID). First, a number of complementary machine QA tests were developed to monitor the correct interplay between the accelerating/decelerating gantry, the variable dose rate and the MLC position, straining the delivery to the maximum allowed limits. Second, a systematic approach to the validation of the dose calculation for RA was adopted, starting with static gantry and RA specific static MLC shapes and gradually moving to dynamic gantry, dynamic MLC shapes. RA plans were then optimized on a series of artificial structures created within the homogeneous Octavius phantom and within a heterogeneous lung phantom. These served the double purpose of testing the behavior of the optimization algorithm (PRO) as well as the precision of the forward dose calculation. Finally, patient QA on a series of clinical cases was performed with different methods. In addition to the well established in-phantom QA, we evaluated the portal dosimetry solution within the Varian approach. Results: For routine machine QA, the ''Snooker Cue'' test on the EPID proved to be the most sensitive to overall problem detection. It is also the most practical one. The ''Twinkle'' and ''Sunrise'' tests were useful to obtain well differentiated information on the individual treatment delivery components. The AAA8.9 dose calculations showed excellent agreement with all corresponding measurements, except in areas where the 2.5 mm fixed fluence resolution was insufficient to accurately model the tongue and groove effect or the dose through nearly closed opposing leafs. Such cases benefited from the increased fluence resolution in AAA10.0. In the clinical RA fields, these effects were smeared out spatially and the impact of the fluence resolution was considerably less pronounced. The RA plans on the artificial structure sets demonstrated some interesting characteristics of the PRO8.9 optimizer, such as a sometimes unexpected dependence on the collimator rotation and a suboptimal coverage of targets within lung tissue. Although the portal dosimetry was successfully validated, we are reluctant to use it as a sole means of patient QA as long as no gantry angle information is embedded. Conclusions: The all-in validation program allows a systematic approach in monitoring the different levels of RA treatments. With the systematic approach comes a better understanding of both the capabilities and the limits of the used solution. The program can be useful for implementation, but also for the validation of major upgrades.

Van Esch, Ann; Huyskens, Dominique P.; Behrens, Claus F.; Samsoee, Eva; Sjoelin, Maria; Bjelkengren, Ulf; Sjoestroem, David; Clermont, Christian; Hambach, Lionel; Sergent, Francois [7Sigma, QA-team in Radiotherapy Physics, 3150 Tildonk, Belgium and Department of Radiotherapy, Clinique Ste. Elisabeth, 5000 Namur (Belgium); Department of Oncology, Division of Radiophysics, Copenhagen University Hospital, 2730 Herlev (Denmark); Department of Radiotherapy, Clinique Ste. Elisabeth, 5000 Namur (Belgium)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 14: ESH&QA 14-1 NSLS-II Conceptual Design Report  

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to protect worker safety and health 2. Implementing a QA program that follows DOE Order 414.1-2A, "Quality Program that implements the DOE Policy, DOE P 450.4, "Safety Management System Policy," the BNL SubjectChapter 14: ESH&QA 14-1 NSLS-II Conceptual Design Report 14 ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, & HEALTH

Ohta, Shigemi

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Extending Q&A systems to dialogue systems Arne Jnsson & Magnus Merkel  

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in a dialogue. It is also possible to request further information about a TV program. TV- Guide, was implementedExtending Q&A systems to dialogue systems Arne Jönsson & Magnus Merkel NLPLAB, Department for simple question-answering. A simple Q&A system was developed to the brochure describing the tax account

Merkel, Magnus

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Extending Q&A systems to dialogue systems Arne Jnsson & Magnus Merkel  

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in a dialogue. It is also possible to request further information about a TV program. TV-Guide, was implementedExtending Q&A systems to dialogue systems Arne Jönsson & Magnus Merkel NLPLAB, Department-specific information to allow for simple question-answering. A simple Q&A system was developed to the brochure

Merkel, Magnus

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Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops: Proposal for Rating System  

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

This PowerPoint presentation, focused on humidity, temperature and voltage testing, was originally presented at the NREL 2013 PV Module Reliability Workshop on Feb. 26-27, 2013 in Denver, CO. It summarizes the efforts of previous QA task forces and proposes a QA rating system to differentiate the relative durability of model designs.

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Probe, Cluster, and Discover: Focused Extraction of QA-Pagelets from the Deep Web  

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Probe, Cluster, and Discover: Focused Extraction of QA-Pagelets from the Deep Web James Caverlee mining system for discovering and extracting QA- Pagelets from the Deep Web. A unique feature of THOR is its two-phase extraction framework. In the first phase, pages from a deep web site are grouped

Liu, Ling

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QA-Pagelet: Data Preparation Techniques for Large-Scale Data Analysis of the Deep Web  

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QA-Pagelet: Data Preparation Techniques for Large-Scale Data Analysis of the Deep Web James the QA-Pagelet as a fundamental data preparation technique for large-scale data analysis of the Deep Web-Pagelets from the Deep Web. Two unique features of the Thor framework are 1) the novel page clustering

Caverlee, James

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QA-Pagelet: Data Preparation Techniques for Large Scale Data Analysis of the Deep Web  

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1 QA-Pagelet: Data Preparation Techniques for Large Scale Data Analysis of the Deep Web James data preparation technique for large scale data analysis of the Deep Web. To support QA the Deep Web. Two unique features of the Thor framework are (1) the novel page clustering for grouping

Liu, Ling

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Biological consequences of MLC calibration errors in IMRT delivery and QA  

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Purpose: The purpose of this work is threefold: (1) to explore biological consequences of the multileaf collimator (MLC) calibration errors in intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) of prostate and head and neck cancers, (2) to determine levels of planning target volume (PTV) and normal tissue under- or overdose flagged with clinically used QA action limits, and (3) to provide biologically based input for MLC QA and IMRT QA action limits. Methods: Ten consecutive prostate IMRT cases and ten consecutive head and neck IMRT cases were used. Systematic MLC offsets (i.e., calibration error) were introduced for each control point of the plan separately for X1 and X2 leaf banks. Offsets were from - 2 to 2 mm with a 0.5 mm increment. The modified files were imported into the planning system for forward dose recalculation. The original plan served as the reference. The generalized equivalent uniform dose (gEUD) was used as the biological index for the targets, rectum, parotid glands, brainstem, and spinal cord. Each plan was recalculated on a CT scan of a 27 cm diameter cylindrical phantom with a contoured 0.6 cc ion chamber. Dose to ion chamber and 3D gamma analysis were compared to the reference plan. QA pass criteria: (1) at least 95% of voxels with a dose cutoff of 50% of maximum dose have to pass at 3 mm/3% and (2) dose to chamber within 2% of the reference dose. Results: For prostate cases, differences in PTV and rectum gEUD greater than 2% were identified. However, a larger proportion of plans leading to greater than 2% difference in prostate PTV gEUD passed the ion chamber QA but not 3D gamma QA. A similar trend was found for the rectum gEUD. For head and neck IMRT, the QA pass criteria flagged plans leading to greater than 4% differences in PTV gEUD and greater than 5% differences in the maximum dose to brainstem. If pass criteria were relaxed to 90% for gamma and 3% for ion chamber QA, plans leading to a 5% difference in PTV gEUD and a 5%-8% difference in brainstem maximum dose would likely pass IMRT QA. A larger proportion of head and neck plans with greater than 2% PTV gEUD difference passed 3D gamma QA compared to ion chamber QA. Conclusions: For low modulation plans, there is a better chance to catch MLC calibration errors with 3D gamma QA rather than ion chamber QA. Conversely, for high modulation plans, there is a better chance to catch MLC calibration errors with ion chamber QA rather than with 3D gamma QA. Ion chamber and 3D gamma analysis IMRT QA can detect greater than 2% change in gEUD for PTVs and critical structures for low modulation treatment plans. For high modulation treatment plans, ion chamber and 3D gamma analysis can detect greater than 2% change in gEUD for PTVs and a 5% change in critical structure gEUD since either QA methods passes the QA criteria. For gEUD changes less than those listed above, either QA method has the same proportion of passing rate.

Moiseenko, Vitali; LaPointe, Vincent; James, Kerry; Yin Lingshu; Liu, Mitchell; Pawlicki, Todd

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0)  

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

I I ~ r h b 1tv2om m ~ e e of Environments1M a ~ f p ~ ~ ! n n t (EM) Snbjeet: E M Quality Asamnee Program (QBP) Policies, Procedures, APPROVED: and Plans Principal Deputy Secretary for Environmental Management 1.0 PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE The purpose of this document is to describe the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance Program (QAP). The QAP is the EM management system to ensure we "do work correctly." The QAP meets the requirements of DOE 0 414. IC, Quality Assurance, and 10 CFR 830 Subpart A "Quality Assurance Requirements." It is intended that the requirements of DOE 0 414.1C and 10 CFR 830 Subpart A are met by implementing this QAP. The QAP provides EM expectations for implementing quality assurance (QA) across the EM complex. The QAP

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EM QA Working Group September 2011 Meeting Materials  

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

QUALITY ASSURANCE WORKING GROUP (VIDEO CONFERENCE) QUALITY ASSURANCE WORKING GROUP (VIDEO CONFERENCE) Meeting Location: Hanford, WA will be the Lead Site for this Meeting in Conjunction with the ISM Conference Room: Video Conference with Site Offices and Headquarters Offices Agenda for September 13, 2011 Time Topic Lead 12:00 - 12:30 pm (eastern) Potential Revision to the Performance Indicator and Measurement Approach for Goal #5 of the Journey to Excellence Regarding Quality Assurance Bob Murray (DOE-HQ) 12:30 - 1:00 pm (eastern) Discussion of major changes and challenges with revision to the Corporate Quality Assurance Program, EM-QA-001 Larry Perkins (DOE-HQ) 1:00 - 1:30 pm (eastern) Lessons Learned on Flow-down of Quality Requirements at

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EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0) | Department of Energy  

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

Services » Program Management » Quality Assurance » EM Quality Services » Program Management » Quality Assurance » EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0) EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0) Previous revision of the Environmental Management Quality Assurance Program. The program is the EM management system to ensure we"do work correctly." This document has been superseded by Revision 1 of the program, but is still in use at some EM sites. EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 0) More Documents & Publications Quality Assurance Program EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 1) SOPP-43, EM-23 Quality Assurance Oversight Waste Management Nuclear Materials & Waste Tank Waste and Waste Processing Waste Disposition Packaging and Transportation Site & Facility Restoration

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Q&A: Single-molecule localization microscopy for biological imaging  

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AL, et al. : Q&A: Single-molecule localization microscopyimaging using single-molecule localization. Annu Rev PhysJ: High-density mapping of single-molecule trajectories with

McEvoy, Ann L; Greenfield, Derek; Bates, Mark; Liphardt, Jan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NLEL-MAAT at ResPubliQA Santiago Correa and Davide Buscaldi and Paolo Rosso  

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NLEL-MAAT at ResPubliQA Santiago Correa and Davide Buscaldi and Paolo Rosso NLE Lab, ELiRF Research Group, DSIC, Universidad Polit´ecnica de Valencia, Spain. {scorrea, dbuscaldi, prosso}@dsic.upv.es http://users.dsic.upv.es/grupos/nle Abstract. This report presents the work carried out at NLE Lab for the QA@CLEF-2009 competition. We used

Rosso, Paolo

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NLEL-MAAT at CLEF-ResPubliQA Santiago Correa, Davide Buscaldi, Paolo Rosso.  

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NLEL-MAAT at CLEF-ResPubliQA Santiago Correa, Davide Buscaldi, Paolo Rosso. NLE Lab, ELiRF Research Group, DSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. {scorrea, dbuscaldi, prosso}@dsic.upv.es http://users.dsic.upv.es/grupos/nle Abstract. This report presents the work carried out at NLE Lab for the QA@CLEF-2009 competition. We used

Rosso, Paolo

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Patient-specific QA and delivery verification of scanned ion beam at NIRS-HIMAC  

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Purpose: To evaluate a patient-specific QA program and system for constancy checking of a scanning delivery system developed at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.Methods: For the patient-specific QA, all the planned beams are recalculated on a water phantom with treatment planning software (TPS). The recalculated dose distributions are compared with the measured distributions using a 2D ionization chamber array at several depths, and evaluated using gamma index analysis with criteria of 3% and 3 mm and a pass rate of 90%. For the constancy check, the authors developed the multiwire proportional chamber (MWPC), which can record the delivered 2D fluence images in a slice-by-slice manner. During irradiation for dosimetric QA with the 2D ionization chamber array and an accordion-type water phantom, the 2D fluence images are recorded using the MWPC in the delivery system. These recorded images are then compared to those taken in the treatment session to check the constancy check. This analysis also employs gamma index analysis using the same criteria as in the patient-specific QA. These patient-specific QA and constancy check evaluations were performed using the data of 122 patients.Results: In the patient-specific QA, the measured dose distributions agreed well with those calculated by the TPS, and the QA criteria were satisfied in all measurements. The additional check of the fluence comparison ensured the constancy of the delivered field during each treatment irradiation.Conclusions: The authors established a patient-specific QA program and additional check of delivery constancy in every treatment session. Fluence comparison is a strong tool for constancy checking of the delivery system.

Furukawa, Takuji; Inaniwa, Taku; Hara, Yousuke; Mizushima, Kota; Shirai, Toshiyuki; Noda, Koji [Medical Physics Research Group, Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)] [Medical Physics Research Group, Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Building the bridge between Damped Ly-alpha Absorbers and Lyman Break galaxies  

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In 2000, we started the program ``Building the Bridge between Damped Ly-alpha Absorbers and Lyman-Break Galaxies: Ly-alpha Selection of Galaxies'' at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope. This project is an attempt to use Ly-alpha selection of high-z galaxies to bridge the gap between absorption- and emission-selected galaxies by creating a large database of z=3 galaxies belonging to the abundant population of faint (R>25.5) galaxies probed by the Damped Ly-alpha Absorbers (DLAs). Here we present the first results of our program, namely the results from a deep Ly-alpha study of the field of the z=2.85 DLA towards Q2138-4427.

J. P. U. Fynbo; C. Ledoux; P. Moller; B. Thomsen; I. Burud; B. Leibundgut

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Hanford Site Transuranic (TRU) Waste Characterization QA Project Plan  

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The Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPjP) has been prepared for waste characterization activities to be conducted by the Transuranic (TRU) Project at the Hanford Site to meet requirements set forth in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, 4890139088-TSDF, Attachment B, including Attachments B1 through B6 (WAP) (DOE, 1999a). The QAPjP describes the waste characterization requirements and includes test methods, details of planned waste sampling and analysis, and a description of the waste characterization and verification process. In addition, the QAPjP includes a description of the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) requirements for the waste characterization program. Before TRU waste is shipped to the WIPP site by the TRU Project, all applicable requirements of the QAPjP shall be implemented. Additional requirements necessary for transportation to waste disposal at WIPP can be found in the ''Quality Assurance Program Document'' (DOE 1999b) and HNF-2600, ''Hanford Site Transuranic Waste Certification Plan.'' TRU mixed waste contains both TRU radioactive and hazardous components, as defined in the WLPP-WAP. The waste is designated and separately packaged as either contact-handled (CH) or remote-handled (RH), based on the radiological dose rate at the surface of the waste container. RH TRU wastes are not currently shipped to the WIPP facility.

GREAGER, T.M.

2000-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially Resolved Gas Kinematics within a Ly$\\alpha$ Nebula: Evidence for Large-scale Rotation  

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We use spatially extended measurements of Ly$\\alpha$ as well as less optically thick emission lines from an $\\approx$80 kpc Ly$\\alpha$ nebula at $z\\approx1.67$ to assess the role of resonant scattering and to disentangle kinematic signatures from Ly$\\alpha$ radiative transfer effects. We find that the Ly$\\alpha$, CIV, HeII, and CIII] emission lines all tell a similar story in this system, and that the kinematics are broadly consistent with large-scale rotation. First, the observed surface brightness profiles are similar in extent in all four lines, strongly favoring a picture in which the Ly$\\alpha$ photons are produced in situ instead of being resonantly scattered from a central source. Second, we see low kinematic offsets between Ly$\\alpha$ and the less optically thick HeII line ($\\sim$100-200 km s$^{-1}$), providing further support for the argument that the Ly$\\alpha$ and other emission lines are all being produced within the spatially extended gas. Finally, the full velocity field of the system shows cohe...

Prescott, Moire K M; Dey, Arjun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Q+A with Apps for Energy Judge, Aaron Shapiro | Department of Energy  

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Q+A with Apps for Energy Judge, Aaron Shapiro Q+A with Apps for Energy Judge, Aaron Shapiro Q+A with Apps for Energy Judge, Aaron Shapiro May 18, 2012 - 4:15pm Addthis Aaron Shapiro is an Apps for Energy judge and CEO of Huge, a full-service interactive agency that specializes in building digitally- driven businesses. | Photo courtesy of Huge. Aaron Shapiro is an Apps for Energy judge and CEO of Huge, a full-service interactive agency that specializes in building digitally- driven businesses. | Photo courtesy of Huge. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, shares his thoughts on the Apps for Energy competition. You can read more about Aaron HERE . On Tuesday, May 22, we'll be announcing the first round of winners for

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Value-Added Attributes of the QA Requirements | Department of Energy  

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Value-Added Attributes of the QA Requirements Value-Added Attributes of the QA Requirements Value-Added Attributes of the QA Requirements Senior Management Ownership Senior management must take full ownership of the quality assurance program. These managers should establish policies and objectives focused on achieving the organization's mission while improving the quality of the organization's products and services. They must create an environment that promotes quality and the improvement of quality throughout the entire organization. Line Organization Responsibility People who perform the work have the greatest affect on item and process quality. They should be empowered. They determine the extent to which management's objectives are met. Individual employees should seek ways to improve the quality of their work by suggesting product and process

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Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Summary for the California Rivers and Streams Study  

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APPENDIX 1 Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Summary for the California Rivers and Streams Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPrP) are outlined in the Rivers QAPP may arise so that corrective actions can be implemented. Quality control samples prepared and analyzed

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ESH&QA Chapter 1 1-1 NSLS-II Preliminary Design Report  

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to protect worker safety and health 2. Implementing a QA program that follows DOE Order 414.1-2A, "Quality Program that implements the DOE Policy, DOE P 450.4, "Safety Management System Policy," the BNL Subject Graded Approach for Quality Requirements. 3. Implementing an effective construction safety programs

Ohta, Shigemi

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BASIC BUSINESS STATISTICS (QA 233 -001 & 002) SPRING QUARTER, 2011 -2012 ACADEMIC YEAR  

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BASIC BUSINESS STATISTICS (QA 233 - 001 & 002) SPRING QUARTER, 2011 - 2012 ACADEMIC YEAR Instructor, Education, and Welfare regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. This regulation includes

Selmic, Sandra

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Review of CIP Course & Q&A Darcy Spicer and Susan Rose  

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8/11/08 Review of CIP Course & Q&A Darcy Spicer and Susan Rose Format will be brief, verbal and Susan to students. Any student who has taken CIP exam can help by addressing test strategies. PLEASE BRING YOUR TERMINOLOGY LIST and the CITI QUESTIONS, CIP examples below*. For Spring CIP exam, a 2 hour

Biederman, Irving

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arXiv:math.QA/0212313v122Dec2002 MACDONALD POLYNOMIALS AND ALGEBRAIC  

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arXiv:math.QA/0212313v122Dec2002 MACDONALD POLYNOMIALS AND ALGEBRAIC INTEGRABILITY OLEG CHALYKH1 Abstract. We construct explicitly (non-polynomial) eigenfunctions of the difference operators by Macdonald in case t = qk, k Z. This leads to a new, more elementary proof of several Macdonald conjectures, first

Haase, Markus

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On the use of biomathematical models in patient-specific IMRT dose QA  

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Purpose: To investigate the use of biomathematical models such as tumor control probability (TCP) and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) as new quality assurance (QA) metrics.Methods: Five different types of error (MLC transmission, MLC penumbra, MLC tongue and groove, machine output, and MLC position) were intentionally induced to 40 clinical intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) patient plans (20 H and N cases and 20 prostate cases) to simulate both treatment planning system errors and machine delivery errors in the IMRT QA process. The changes in TCP and NTCP for eight different anatomic structures (H and N: CTV, GTV, both parotids, spinal cord, larynx; prostate: CTV, rectal wall) were calculated as the new QA metrics to quantify the clinical impact on patients. The correlation between the change in TCP/NTCP and the change in selected DVH values was also evaluated. The relation between TCP/NTCP change and the characteristics of the TCP/NTCP curves is discussed.Results:{Delta}TCP and {Delta}NTCP were summarized for each type of induced error and each structure. The changes/degradations in TCP and NTCP caused by the errors vary widely depending on dose patterns unique to each plan, and are good indicators of each plan's 'robustness' to that type of error.Conclusions: In this in silico QA study the authors have demonstrated the possibility of using biomathematical models not only as patient-specific QA metrics but also as objective indicators that quantify, pretreatment, a plan's robustness with respect to possible error types.

Zhen Heming [UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 (United States); Nelms, Benjamin E. [Canis Lupus LLC, Merrimac, Wisconsin 53561 (United States); Tome, Wolfgang A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics, Montefiore Medical Center and Institute of Onco-Physics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461 (United States)

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Levels of the Rab GDP dissociation inhibitor (GDI) are altered in the prenatal restrain stress mouse model of schizophrenia and are differentially regulated by the mGlu2/3 receptor agonists, LY379268 and LY354740  

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Abstract LY379268 and LY354740, two agonists of mGlu2/3 metabotropic glutamate receptors, display different potencies in mouse models of schizophrenia. This differential effect of the two drugs remains unexplained. We performed a proteomic analysis in cultured cortical neurons challenged with either LY379268 or LY354740. Among the few proteins that were differentially influenced by the two drugs, Rab GDP dissociation inhibitor-? (Rab GDI?) was down-regulated by LY379268 and showed a trend to an up-regulation in response to LY354740. In cultured hippocampal neurons, LY379268 selectively down-regulated the ? isoform of Rab GDI. Rab GDI inhibits the activity of the synaptic vesicle-associated protein, Rab3A, and is reduced in the brain of schizophrenic patients. We examined the expression of Rab GDI in mice exposed to prenatal stress (PRS mice), which have been described as a putative model of schizophrenia. Rab GDI? protein levels were increased in the hippocampus of PRS mice at postnatal days (PND)1 and 21, but not at PND60. At PND21, PRS mice also showed a reduced depolarization-evoked [3H]d-aspartate release in hippocampal synaptosomes. The increase in Rab GDI? levels in the hippocampus of PRS mice was reversed by a 7-days treatment with LY379268 (1 or 10mg/kg, i.p.), but not by treatment with equal doses of LY354740. These data strengthen the validity of PRS mice as a model of schizophrenia, and show for the first time a pharmacodynamic difference between LY379268 and LY354740 which might be taken into account in an attempt to explain the differential effect of the two drugs across mouse models.

Rosamaria Orlando; Marina Borro; Marta Motolese; Gemma Molinaro; Sergio Scaccianoce; Alessandra Caruso; Luigi di Nuzzo; Filippo Caraci; Francesco Matrisciano; Anna Pittaluga; Jerome Mairesse; Maurizio Simmaco; Robert Nistic; James A. Monn; Ferdinando Nicoletti

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Properties of Ly-alpha and Gamma Ray Burst selected starbursts at high redshifts  

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Selection of starbursts through either deep narrow band imaging of redshifted Ly-alpha emitters, or localisation of host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts both give access to starburst galaxies that are significantly fainter than what is currently available from selection techniques based on the continuum (such as Lyman-break selection). We here present results from a survey for Ly-alpha emitters at z=3, conducted at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope. Furthermore, we briefly describe the properties of host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts at z>2. The majority of both Ly-alpha and gamma-ray burst selected starbursts are fainter than the flux limit of the Lyman-break galaxy sample, suggesting that a significant fraction of the integrated star formation at z~3 is located in galaxies at the faint end of the luminosity function.

J. P. U. Fynbo; B. Krog; K. Nilsson; G. Bjornsson; J. Hjorth; P. Jakobsson; C. Ledoux; P. Moller; B. Thomsen

2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Ly-alpha Emission from a Lyman Limit Absorber at z=3.036  

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Deep, 17.8 hours, narrow band imaging obtained at the ESO 3.5m New Technology Telescope has revealed extended (galaxy sized) Ly-alpha emission from a high redshift Lyman limit absorber. The absorber is a z(abs) approx. z(em) Lyman limit absorber seen in the spectrum of Q1205-30 at z(em)=3.036. The Ly-alpha luminosity of the emission line object is 12-14 x 10e41 h^-2 erg/s for Omega(matter)=1. The size and morphology of the Ly-alpha emitter are both near--identical to those of a previously reported emission line object associated with a DLA at z=1.934 (Fynbo et al. 1999a), suggesting a close connection between Lyman limit absorbers and DLAs. We also detect six candidate Ly-alpha emitting galaxies in the surrounding field at projected distances of 156-444 h^-1 kpc with Ly-alpha luminosities ranging from 3.3 to 9.5 x 10e41 h^-2 erg/s for Omega(matter)=1. Assuming no obscuration of Ly-alpha photons by dust this corresponds to star formation rates in the range 0.3-0.9 h^-2 M(sun)/yr. Comparing this to the the Lyman break galaxies in current ground based samples only make up the very bright end of the high redshift galaxy luminosity function. A significant, and possibly dominating, population of high redshift galaxies are not found in the ground based Lyman break surveys.

J. U. Fynbo; B. Thomsen; P. Moller

1999-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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CEMS (continuous emission monitoring systems) pilot project: evaluation of opacity CEMS reliability and QA (quality assurance) procedures. Volume 1  

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A study was conducted in Missouri to evaluate the reliability of opacity-monitoring data and to facilitate the development and evaluation of QA procedures for opacity CEMS's. The study included opacity CEMS's installed on six coal-fired electric utility generating units at four generating stations, each owned by a different company. The sources were representative of a wide range of monitoring applications and conditions, and were equipped with contemporary opacity monitoring instrumentation. For each station, monitor- and source-specific opacity CEMS QA procedures were developed and CEMS audits were conducted at the beginning of the study. Plant personnel implemented and revised the QA procedures and conducted a performance audit during a 6- to 8-month period. Performance audits were also conducted at the end of the study. The report presents evaluations both of opacity CEMS reliability (i.e., accuracy, precision, and availability) and of the QA procedures that were used in the study. In summary, appropriate and effective QA procedures can be developed and implemented for a variety of opacity monitoring equipment and applications without imposing an undue burden on the monitor operators. Such procedures are inherently source- and monitor-specific. Reliable opacity monitoring data are obtained when appropriate QA procedures are implemented.

Peeler, J.W.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibition of peptidoglycan biosynthesis in gram-positive bacteria by LY146032.  

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...UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide precursor in the cytoplasm of intact bacteria (12, 14). Surprisingly, however, inhibition by LY146032 in intact S. aureus as well as B. megaterium...Cambridge. 19. Ringrose, P. S. 1985. Warhead delivery and suicide substrates as...

N E Allen; J N Hobbs; W E Alborn Jr

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Immune responses in mice deficient in Ly-GDI, a lymphoid-specific regulator of Rho \\{GTPases\\}  

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Ly-GDI (lymphoid-specific guanosine diphosphate (GDP) dissociation inhibitor), also called D4-GDI, is preferentially expressed in hematopoietic tissues including bone marrow, thymus, spleen and lymph nodes. It binds to the small guanosine triphosphate (GTP)-binding protein Rho and inhibits GDP dissociation from Rho proteins. To explore the function of Ly-GDI in lymphocytes, we have generated Ly-GDI-deficient mice by gene targeting. These mice showed no striking abnormalities of lymphoid development or thymocyte selection. The mice also exhibited, for the most part, normal immune responses including lymphocyte proliferation, IL-2 production, cytotoxic T lymphocyte activity, antibody production, antigen processing and presentation, immune cell aggregation and migration, and protection against an intracellular protozoan. However, Ly-GDI-deficient mice exhibited deregulated T and B cell interactions after in vitro cultivation of mixed lymphocyte populations in concanavalin A (Con A) leading to overexpansion of B lymphocytes. Further studies revealed that Ly-GDI deficiency decreased IL-2 withdrawal apoptosis of lymph node cells while dexamethasone- and T cell receptor-induced apoptosis remained intact. These data implicate the regulation of the Rho \\{GTPase\\} by Ly-GDI in lymphocyte survival and responsiveness, but suggest that these functions may be partially complemented by other Rho regulatory proteins when the LyGDI protein is deficient.

Li Yin; Pamela Schwartzberg; Tanya M. Scharton-kerstenj; Louis Staudt; Michael Lenardo

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-Transport Properties of Amorphous (Zr0.64ni0.36)1-Xalx Alloys  

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-4242 (Received 28 November 1988; revised manuscript received 16 March 1989) Measurements of the electrical resistivity p(T), thermopower S(T), and Hall coe%cient RH for a series of rapidly quenched Zr-Ni-Al alloys are reported for concentrations from x =0 to 0...-metal or ?metalloid amorphous alloys, the sign of RH can change from positive to negative as the concentration of the early transition metal is decreased. This is particular- ly well illustrated by measurements on amorphous Zr- based alloys, Zr-Cu, ' ' Zr-Ni, ' Zr...

BHATNAGAR, AK; PAN, R.; Naugle, Donald G.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Gas Reservoir for present day Galaxies : Damped Ly-alpha Absorption Systems  

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We present results from an ongoing search for galaxy counterparts of a subgroup of Quasar Absorption Line Systems called Damped Ly-alpha Absorbers (DLAs). DLAs have several characteristics that make them essential in the process of understanding how galaxies formed in the early universe and evolved to the galaxies we see today in the local universe. Finally we compare DLAs with recent findings of a population of starforming galaxies at high redshifts, so called Lyman-break galaxies.

J. U. Fynbo; B. Thomsen; P. Moller

1999-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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 $T_{\\rm eff}white dwarf cooling sequence using atmosphere models that do not include the correct Ly-$\\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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Chandra Detection of OVIII Ly-alpha Absorption from an Overdense Region in the Intergalactic Medium  

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We report the first detection of an OVIII Ly-alpha absorption line associated with an overdense region in the intergalactic medium (IGM) along the sightline towards PKS 2155-304 with the Chandra Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (LETGS). The absorption line is detected at 4.5 sigma level with cz~16,600 km/s. At the same velocity Shull et al.(1998) detected a small group of spiral galaxies (with an overdensity of delta_gal ~ 100) and low metallicity HI Ly-alpha clouds. We constrain the intragroup gas that gives rise to the OVIII Ly-alpha line to a baryon density in the range 1e-5 solar abundance. These estimates are in accordance with those of the warm/hot intergalactic medium (WHIM) that are predicted from hydrodynamic simulations. Extrapolating from this single detection implies a large fraction of the ``missing baryons'' (~ 10%, or ~ 30-40% of the WHIM) are probed by the OVIII absorber.

T. Fang; H. L. Marshall; J. C. Lee; D. S. Davis; C. R. Canizares

2002-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence of patchy hydrogen reionization from an extreme Ly$\\alpha$ trough below redshift six  

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We report the discovery of an extremely long ($\\sim$110 Mpc/$h$) and dark ($\\tau_{\\rm eff} \\gtrsim 7$) Ly$\\alpha$ trough extending down to $z \\simeq 5.5$ towards the $z_{\\rm em} \\simeq 6.0$ quasar ULAS J0148+0600. We use these new data in combination with Ly$\\alpha$ forest measurements from 42 quasars at $4.5 \\le z_{\\rm em} \\le 6.4$ to conduct an updated analysis of the line-of-sight variance in the intergalactic Ly$\\alpha$ opacity over $4 \\le z \\le 6$. We find that the scatter in transmission among lines of sight near $z \\sim 6$ significantly exceeds theoretical expectations for either a uniform ultraviolet background (UVB) or simple fluctuating UVB models in which the mean free path to ionizing photons is spatially invariant. The data, particularly near $z \\simeq 5.6$-5.8, instead require fluctuations in the volume-weighted hydrogen neutral fraction that are a factor three or more beyond those expected from density variations alone. We argue that these fluctuations are most likely driven by large-scale vari...

Becker, George D; Madau, Piero; Pettini, Max; Ryan-Weber, Emma V; Venemans, Bram P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A simple analytical model for the abundance of damped Ly-?absorbers  

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A simple analytical model for estimating the fraction (\\Omega_{gas}) of matter in gaseous form within the collapsed dark matter (DM) haloes is presented. The model is developed using (i) the Press-Schechter formalism to estimate the fraction of baryons in DM haloes, and (ii) the observational estimates of the star formation rate at different redshifts. The prediction for \\Omega_{gas} from the model is in broad agreement with the observed abundance of the damped Ly-\\alpha systems. Furthermore, it can be used for estimating the circular velocities of the collapsed haloes at different redshifts, which could be compared with future observations.

T. Roy Choudhury; T. Padmanabhan

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - EM QA Corporate Board Slides (December 2013)  

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Facility Contractors Facility Contractors Group 13 th EM QA Corporate Board Meeting Nevada Field Office Environmental Management December 02, 2013 Energy Facility Contractors Group Introductions and Agenda * Introductions, Roll Call, and Status from Last Meeting (Larry Perkins) * Opening Remarks (David Huizenga) * Current Discussion from the DNFSB (Sean Sullivan) * Status of EM Quality Assurance Program (Matt Moury) * Efforts on Integrating DOE/RW-0333P and NQA-1 (Christian Palay) * Summary of Current Issues and Concerns (Site Representatives) * Discussion of Areas for Further Development Energy Facility Contractors Group Status from Last Meeting Action Owner Status Provide input from the sites offices for the annual DNFSB briefing. Murray Perkins Complete Distribute the data from the resources survey

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An on-going multi-wavelength survey of Ly-alpha emitters at redshifts z = 2 - 8  

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In the last decade, the technique of finding Ly-alpha emitters through narrow-band imaging has become a promising method of detecting high redshift galaxies. Ly-alpha emitters have been found from redshifts z ~ 2, up to the highest redshift source known to date at z = 6.96. Several surveys are also underway to find z = 7 - 9 sources. But these very high redshift sources are too faint to be studied in great detail, and more information can be found from studying the same class of objects at lower redshifts. Here we present our survey strategy to determine the nature of Ly-alpha emitters at lower redshifts, through multi-wavelength surveys, and our plans to extend the survey to redshift z = 8.8.

Kim K. Nilsson; Johan P. U. Fynbo; Palle Moller; Alvaro Orsi

2006-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The development of the quality assurance program for PM2.5: The December 13, 1996 proposal, the July 18, 1997 regulations and the public comments concerning QA  

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) standard for particles in the atmosphere with aerometric diameters of 2.5 micrometers or less. The EPA has also promulgated a new federal reference and equivalent method program to regulate the methods needed to monitor these particles. This federal reference method (FRM) is very complex and sensitive and requires enhanced quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) procedures to ensure that a valid sample is collected. The QA program for PM2.5 was first introduced in the December 13, 1996 proposal published in the Federal Register. This proposal outlined several QA procedures for the PM2.5 program. The precision of an existing monitoring network was to be determined with collocated monitors and flow checks. The bias of a monitoring network was to be determined with a new QA procedure that required bi-monthly audits on all PM2.5 monitors using a portable FRM audit sampler. Consistent with Agency policy, this proposal was open to public comment and review. The Agency received over 30,000 comments many of which concerned the QA program. The QA system was modified, based upon these comments, to reduce the logistical burden for the implementation of the program. The subsequent modifications were finalized in the July 18, 1997 regulations published in the Federal Register. This finalized QA program required 25% of the monitors to be collocated, quarterly flow audits on all PM2.5 monitors used in the SLAMS network, and 25% of all PM2.5 monitors to be independently audited with the new FRM audit sampler. Details of the QA system are found in 40 CFR Part 58, Appendix A.

Musick, D.; Papp, M.; Elkins, J. [Environmental Protection Agency (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference dosimetry during diagnostic CT examination using XR-QA radiochromic film model  

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Purpose: The authors applied 2D reference dosimetry protocol for dose measurements using XR-QA radiochromic film model during diagnostic computed tomography (CT) examinations carried out on patients and humanoid Rando phantom. Methods: Response of XR-QA model GAFCHROMIC film reference dosimetry system was calibrated in terms of Air-Kerma in air. Four most commonly used CT protocols were selected on their CT scanner (GE Lightspeed VCT 64), covering three anatomical sites (head, chest, and abdomen). For each protocol, 25 patients ongoing planned diagnostic CT examination were recruited. Surface dose was measured using four or eight film strips taped on patients' skin and on Rando phantom. Film pieces were scanned prior to and after irradiation using Epson Expression 10000XL document scanner. Optical reflectance of the unexposed film piece was subtracted from exposed one to obtain final net reflectance change, which is subsequently converted to dose using previously established calibration curves. Results: The authors' measurements show that body skin dose variation has a sinusoidal pattern along the scanning axis due to the helical movement of the x-ray tube, and a comb pattern for head dose measurements due to its axial movement. Results show that the mean skin dose at anterior position for patients is (51 {+-} 6) mGy, (29 {+-} 11) mGy, (45 {+-} 13) mGy and (38 {+-} 20) mGy for head, abdomen, angio Abdomen, and chest and abdomen protocol (UP position), respectively. The obtained experimental dose length products (DLP) show higher values than CT based DLP taken from the scanner console for body protocols, but lower values for the head protocol. Internal dose measurements inside the phantom's head indicate nonuniformity of dose distribution within scanned volume. Conclusions: In this work, the authors applied an Air-Kerma in air based radiochromic film reference dosimetry protocol for in vivo skin dose measurements. In this work, they employed green channel extracted from the scanned RGB image for dose measurements in the range from 0 to 200 mGy. Measured skin doses and corresponding DLPs were higher than DLPs provided by the CT scanner manufacturer as they were measured on patients' skin.

Boivin, Jonathan; Tomic, Nada; Fadlallah, Bassam; DeBlois, Francois; Devic, Slobodan [Institut de Genie Biomedical, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 (Canada); Medical Physics Unit, McGill University, Montral, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, 3755 chemin de la Cote-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2 (Canada); Department of Biomedical Engineering, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2 (Canada); Medical Physics Unit, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2 (Canada)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synergy of CO/[CII]/Ly$\\alpha$ Line Intensity Mapping with the SKA  

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We present the science enabled by cross-correlations of the SKA1-LOW 21-cm EoR surveys with other line mapping programs. In particular, we identify and investigate potential synergies with planned programs, such as the line intensity mapping of redshifted CO rotational lines, [CII] and Ly-$\\alpha$ emissions during reionization. We briefly describe how these tracers of the star-formation rate at $z \\sim 8$ can be modeled jointly before forecasting their auto- and cross-power spectra measurements with the nominal 21cm EoR survey. The use of multiple line tracers would be invaluable to validate and enrich our understanding of the EoR.

Chang, Tzu-Ching; Santos, Mario; Silva, Marta; Aguirre, James; Dor, Olivier; Pritchard, Jonathan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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with Earth's Theia component; thus, it is present-ly not possible to obtain information on D17  

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with Earth's Theia component; thus, it is present- ly not possible to obtain information on D17 O of the proto-Earth. An alternative explanation for the isotope difference between Earth and the Moon is that the D17 O value of Earth was modified by late- accreting material (late veneer) after the for- mation

Napp, Nils

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Effects of excitation laser wavelength on Ly-a and He-a line emission from nitrogen plasmas  

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are soft x-ray lasers,6,7 laser-produced plasma (LPP) sources,8­11 and higher har- monics from laser heatedEffects of excitation laser wavelength on Ly-a and He-a line emission from nitrogen plasmas S. S November 2012; accepted 27 December 2012; published online 11 January 2013) Laser-produced nitrogen plasmas

Harilal, S. S.

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VMAT QA: Measurement-guided 4D dose reconstruction on a patient  

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Purpose: To develop and validate a volume-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) quality assurance (QA) tool that takes as input a time-resolved, low-density ({approx}10 mm) cylindrical surface dose map from a commercial helical diode array, and outputs a high density, volumetric, time-resolved dose matrix on an arbitrary patient dataset. This first validation study is limited to a homogeneous 'patient.'Methods: A VMAT treatment is delivered to a diode array phantom (ARCCHECK, Sun Nuclear Corp., Melbourne, FL). 3DVH software (Sun Nuclear) derives the high-density volumetric dose using measurement-guided dose reconstruction (MGDR). MGDR cylindrical phantom results are then used to perturb the three-dimensional (3D) treatment planning dose on the patient dataset, producing a semiempirical volumetric dose grid. Four-dimensional (4D) dose reconstruction on the patient is also possible by morphing individual sub-beam doses instead of the composite. For conventional (3D) dose comparison two methods were developed, using the four plans (Multi-Target, C-shape, Mock Prostate, and Head and Neck), including their structures and objectives, from the AAPM TG-119 report. First, 3DVH and treatment planning system (TPS) cumulative point doses were compared to ion chamber in a cube water-equivalent phantom ('patient'). The shape of the phantom is different from the ARCCHECK and furthermore the targets were placed asymmetrically. Second, coronal and sagittal absolute film dose distributions in the cube were compared with 3DVH and TPS. For time-resolved (4D) comparisons, three tests were performed. First, volumetric dose differences were calculated between the 3D MGDR and cumulative time-resolved patient (4D MGDR) dose at the end of delivery, where they ideally should be identical. Second, time-resolved (10 Hz sampling rate) ion chamber doses were compared to cumulative point dose vs time curves from 4D MGDR. Finally, accelerator output was varied to assess the linearity of the 4D MGDR with global fluence change. Results: Across four TG-119 plans, the average PTV point dose difference in the cube between 3DVH and ion chamber is 0.1 {+-} 1.0%. Average film vs TPS {gamma}-analysis passing rates are 83.0%, 91.1%, and 98.4% for 1%/2 mm, 2%/2 mm, and 3%/3 mm threshold combinations, respectively, while average film vs 3DVH {gamma}-analysis passing rates are 88.6%, 96.1%, and 99.5% for the same respective criteria. 4D MGDR was also sufficiently accurate. First, for 99.5% voxels in each case, the doses from 3D and 4D MGDR at the end of delivery agree within 0.5%local dose-error/1 mm distance. Moreover, all failing voxels are confined to the edge of the cylindrical reconstruction volume. Second, dose vs time curves track between the ion chamber and 4D MGDR within 1%. Finally, 4D MGDR dose changes linearly with the accelerator output: the difference between cumulative ion chamber and MGDR dose changed by no more than 1% (randomly) with the output variation range of 10%. Conclusions: Even for a well-commissioned TPS, comparison metrics show better agreement on average to MGDR than to TPS on the arbitrary-shaped measurable 'patient.' The method requires no more accelerator time than standard QA, while producing more clinically relevant information. Validation in a heterogeneous thoracic phantom is under way, as is the ultimate application of 4D MGDR to virtual motion studies.

Nelms, Benjamin E.; Opp, Daniel; Robinson, Joshua; Wolf, Theresa K.; Zhang, Geoffrey; Moros, Eduardo; Feygelman, Vladimir [Canis Lupus LLC, Merrimac, Wisconsin 53561 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States); Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States); Live Oak Technologies LLC, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States)

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Distribution of Si, Fe, and Ni in the Intracluster Medium of the Coma Cluster  

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We studied the distributions of Si, Fe, and Ni in the intracluster medium (ICM) of the Coma cluster, one of the largest clusters in the nearby universe, using XMM-Newton data up to 0.5 r180 and Suzaku data of the central region up to 0.16 r180. Using the flux ratios of Ly alpha of H-like Si and 7.8 keV blend to K alpha of He-like Fe, the abundance ratios of Si to Fe and Ni to Fe of the ICM were derived using APEC model v2.0.1. The Si/Fe ratio in the ICM of the Coma cluster shows no radial gradient. The emission weighted averages of the Si/Fe ratio in the ICM within 0.0--0.2 r180, 0.2--0.5 r180, and 0.0--0.5 r180 are 0.97 +- 0.11, 1.05 +- 0.36 and 0.99 +- 0.13, respectively, in solar units using the solar abundance of Lodders (2003). These values are close to those of smaller clusters and groups of galaxies. Using the Suzaku data of the central region, the derived Ni/Fe ratio of the ICM is 0.6--1.5 in solar units, according to the same solar abundance table. The systematic difference in the derived abundance r...

Matsushita, Kyoko; Sakuma, Eri; Sato, Kosuke

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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METALLICITIES, DUST, AND MOLECULAR CONTENT OF A QSO-DAMPED Ly{alpha} SYSTEM REACHING log N(H I) = 22: AN ANALOG TO GRB-DLAs  

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We present the elemental abundance and H{sub 2} content measurements of a damped Ly{alpha} (DLA) system with an extremely large H I column density, log N(H I) (cm{sup -2}) = 22.0 {+-} 0.10, at z{sub abs} = 3.287 toward the QSO SDSS J081634+144612. We measure column densities of H{sub 2}, C I, C I*, Zn II, Fe II, Cr II, Ni II, and Si II from a high signal-to-noise and high spectral resolution VLT-UVES spectrum. The overall metallicity of the system is [Zn/H] = -1.10 {+-} 0.10 relative to solar. Two molecular hydrogen absorption components are seen at z = 3.28667 and 3.28742 (a velocity separation of Almost-Equal-To 52 km s{sup -1}) in rotational levels up to J = 3. We derive a total H{sub 2} column density of log N(H{sub 2}) (cm{sup -2}) = 18.66 and a mean molecular fraction of f = 2N(H{sub 2})/[2N(H{sub 2}) + N(H I)] = 10{sup -3.04{+-}0.37}, typical of known H{sub 2}-bearing DLA systems. From the observed abundance ratios we conclude that dust is present in the interstellar medium of this galaxy, with an enhanced abundance in the H{sub 2}-bearing clouds. However, the total amount of dust along the line of sight is not large and does not produce any significant reddening of the background QSO. The physical conditions in the H{sub 2}-bearing clouds are constrained directly from the column densities of H{sub 2} in different rotational levels, C I and C I*. The kinetic temperature is found to be T Almost-Equal-To 75 K and the particle density lies in the range n{sub H} = 50-80 cm{sup -3}. The neutral hydrogen column density of this DLA is similar to the mean H I column density of DLAs observed at the redshift of {gamma}-ray bursts (GRBs). We explore the relationship between GRB-DLAs and the high column density end of QSO-DLAs finding that the properties (metallicity and depletion) of DLAs with log N(H I) > 21.5 in the two populations do not appear to be significantly different.

Guimaraes, R. [Programa de Modelagem Computacional-SENAI-Cimatec, 41650-010 Salvador, Bahia (Brazil); Noterdaeme, P.; Petitjean, P. [UPMC-CNRS, UMR7095, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, 98bis Blvd. Arago, F-75014 Paris (France); Ledoux, C. [European Southern Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Casilla 19001, Vitacura, Santiago 19 (Chile); Srianand, R.; Rahmani, H. [Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411007 (India); Lopez, S., E-mail: rguimara@eso.org [Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 36-D, Santiago (Chile)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SEARCHING FOR NEUTRAL HYDROGEN HALOS AROUND z ? 2.1 AND z ? 3.1 Ly? EMITTING GALAXIES  

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We search for evidence of diffuse Ly? emission from extended neutral hydrogen surrounding Ly? emitting galaxies (LAEs) using deep narrow-band images of the Extended Chandra Deep Field South. By stacking the profiles of 187 LAEs at z = 2.06, 241 LAEs at z = 3.10, and 179 LAEs at z = 3.12, and carefully performing low-surface brightness photometry, we obtain mean surface brightness maps that reach 9.9, 8.7, and 6.2 10{sup 19} erg cm{sup 2} s{sup 1} arcsec{sup 2} in the emission line. We undertake a thorough investigation of systematic uncertainties in our surface brightness measurements and find that our limits are 5-10 times larger than would be expected from Poisson background fluctuations; these uncertainties are often underestimated in the literature. At z ? 3.1, we find evidence for extended halos with small-scale lengths of 5-8 kpc in some but not all of our sub-samples. We demonstrate that sub-samples of LAEs with low equivalent widths and brighter continuum magnitudes are more likely to possess such halos. At z ? 2.1, we find no evidence of extended Ly? emission down to our detection limits. Through Monte-Carlo simulations, we also show that we would have detected large diffuse LAE halos if they were present in our data sets. We compare these findings to other measurements in the literature and discuss possible instrumental and astrophysical reasons for the discrepancies.

Feldmeier, John J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555 (United States); Hagen, Alex; Ciardullo, Robin; Gronwall, Caryl; Hagen, Lea M. Z. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Gawiser, Eric; Kurczynski, Peter [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States); Guaita, Lucia [Oskar Klein Cosmology Centre, Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stolkholm (Sweden); Bond, Nicholas A. [Cosmology Laboratory (Code 665), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Acquaviva, Viviana [Department of Physics, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (United States); Blanc, Guillermo A. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Orsi, Alvaro, E-mail: jjfeldmeier@ysu.edu [Departamento de Astronoma y Astrofsica, Pontificia Universidad Catlica, Av. Vicua Mackenna 4860, Santiago (Chile)

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Draft Genome sequence of Frankia sp. Strain QA3, a nitrogen-fixing actinobacterium isolated from the root nodule of Alnus nitida  

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Members of actinomycete genus Frankia form a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with 8 different families of actinorhizal plants. We report a high-quality draft genome sequence for Frankia sp. stain QA3, a nitrogen-fixing actinobacterium isolated from root nodules of Alnus nitida.

Sen, Arnab [University of North Bengal, Siliguri, India; Beauchemin, Nicholas [University of New Hampshire; Bruce, David [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Chain, Patrick S. G. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Chen, Amy [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Davenport, Karen W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Deshpande, Shweta [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Detter, J. Chris [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Furnholm, Teal [University of New Hampshire; Ghodhbane-Gtari, Faten [University of New Hampshire; Goodwin, Lynne A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Gtari, Maher [University of New Hampshire; Han, James [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Huntemann, Marcel [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Ivanova, N [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Kyrpides, Nikos C [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Land, Miriam L [ORNL; Markowitz, Victor [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Mavromatis, K [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Nolan, Matt [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Nouioui, Imen [University of Tunis-El Manar, Tunisia; Pagani, Ioanna [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Pati, Amrita [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Pitluck, Sam [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Santos, Catarina [Instiuto Celular e Aplicada, Portugal; Sur, Saubashya [University of North Bengal, Siliguri, India; Szeto, Ernest [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Tavares, Fernando [Instiuto Celular e Aplicada, Portugal; Teshima, Hazuki [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Thakur, Subarna [University of North Bengal, Siliguri, India; Wall, Luis [University of Quilmes, Argentina; Woyke, Tanja [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Wishart, Jessie [University of New Hampshire; Tisa, Louis S. [University of New Hampshire

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Q&A on "Widespread Decline of Congo Rainforest Greenness in the Past Decade" Published Online by Nature on April 23, 2014  

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1 Q&A on "Widespread Decline of Congo Rainforest Greenness in the Past Decade" Published Online of this research? We found a widespread decline in satellite-measured vegetation greenness in the Congo rainforest and repeatedly monitoring vast remote regions such as the Congo basin where in situ observations are very limited

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A SEARCH FOR OXYGEN IN THE LOW-DENSITY Ly{alpha} FOREST USING THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY  

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We use 2167 Sloan Digital Sky Survey quasar spectra to search for low-density oxygen in the intergalactic medium (IGM). Oxygen absorption is detected on a pixel-by-pixel basis by its correlation with Ly{alpha} forest absorption. We have developed a novel locally calibrated pixel (LCP) search method that uses adjacent regions of the spectrum to calibrate interlopers and spectral artifacts, which would otherwise limit the measurement of O VI absorption. Despite the challenges presented by searching for weak O VI within the Ly{alpha} forest in spectra of moderate resolution and signal-to-noise, we find a highly significant detection of absorption by oxygen at 2.7 < z < 3.2 (the null hypothesis has a {chi}{sup 2} = 80 for nine data points). We interpret our results using synthetic spectra generated from a log-normal density field assuming a mixed quasar-galaxy photoionizing background and that it dominates the ionization fraction of detected O VI. The LCP search data can be fit by a constant metallicity model with [O/H] = -2.15{sup +0.07}{sub -0.09} but also by models in which low-density regions are unenriched and higher density regions have a higher metallicity. The density-dependent enrichment model by Aguirre et al. is also an acceptable fit. All our successful models have similar mass-weighted oxygen abundance, corresponding to [(O/H){sub MW}] = -2.45 {+-} 0.06. This result can be used to find the cosmic oxygen density in the Ly{alpha} forest, {Omega}{sub Oxy,IGM} = 1.4({+-}0.2) x 10{sup -6} {approx} 3 x 10{sup -4{Omega}}{sub b}. This is the tightest constraint on the mass-weighted mean oxygen abundance and the cosmic oxygen density in the Ly{alpha} forest to date and indicates that it contains {approx}16% of the total expected metal production by star formation up to z = 3.

Pieri, Matthew M.; Frank, Stephan; Mathur, Smita; Weinberg, David H. [Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, 140 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); York, Donald G. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Oppenheimer, Benjamin D., E-mail: mpieri@astronomy.ohio-state.ed [Astronomy Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

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QA procedures and emissions from nonstandard sources in AQUIS, a PC-based emission inventory and air permit manager  

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The Air Quality Utility Information System (AQUIS) is a database management system that operates under dBASE IV. It runs on an IBM-compatible personal computer (PC) with MS DOS 5.0 or later, 4 megabytes of memory, and 30 megabytes of disk space. AQUIS calculates emissions for both traditional and toxic pollutants and reports emissions in user-defined formats. The system was originally designed for use at 7 facilities of the Air Force Materiel Command, and now more than 50 facilities use it. Within the last two years, the system has been used in support of Title V permit applications at Department of Defense facilities. Growth in the user community, changes and additions to reference emission factor data, and changing regulatory requirements have demanded additions and enhancements to the system. These changes have ranged from adding or updating an emission factor to restructuring databases and adding new capabilities. Quality assurance (QA) procedures have been developed to ensure that emission calculations are correct even when databases are reconfigured and major changes in calculation procedures are implemented. This paper describes these QA and updating procedures. Some user facilities include light industrial operations associated with aircraft maintenance. These facilities have operations such as fiberglass and composite layup and plating operations for which standard emission factors are not available or are inadequate. In addition, generally applied procedures such as material balances may need special treatment to work in an automated environment, for example, in the use of oils and greases and when materials such as polyurethane paints react chemically during application. Some techniques used in these situations are highlighted here. To provide a framework for the main discussions, this paper begins with a description of AQUIS.

Smith, A.E.; Tschanz, J.; Monarch, M.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Giant Quadrupole-Resonance in Ni Isotopes  

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Inelastic scattering of 129 MeV alpha particles has been used to excite the giant quadrupole resonance in Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-62, Ni-64. The resonance was found to exhaust 58 +/- 12%, 76 +/- 14%, 78 +/- 14%, and 90 +/-16% of the E2 energy-weighted sum...

Youngblood, David H.; Lui, YW; Garg, U.; Peterson, R. J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pharmacological characterization of LY233053: A structurally novel tetrazole-substituted competitive N-methyl-D-aspartic acid antagonist with a short duration of action  

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This study reports the activity of a structurally novel excitatory amino acid receptor antagonist, LY233053 (cis-(+-)-4-((2H-tetrazol-5-yl)methyl)piperidine-2-carboxylic acid), the first tetrazole-containing competitive N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) antagonist. LY233053 potently inhibited NMDA receptor binding to rat brain membranes as shown by the in vitro displacement of (3H) CGS19755 (IC50 = 107 +/- 7 nM). No appreciable affinity in (3H)alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA) or (3H)kainate binding assays was observed (IC50 values greater than 10,000 nM). In vitro NMDA receptor antagonist activity was further demonstrated by selective inhibition of NMDA-induced depolarization in cortical wedges (IC50 = 4.2 +/- 0.4 microM vs. 40 microM NMDA). LY233053 was effective after in vivo systemic administration in a number of animal models. In neonatal rats, LY233053 selectively blocked NMDA-induced convulsions (ED50 = 14.5 mg/kg i.p.) with a relatively short duration of action (2-4 hr). In pigeons, LY233053 potently antagonized (ED50 = 1.3 mg/kg i.m.) the behavioral suppressant effects of 10 mg/kg of NMDA. However, a dose of 160 mg/kg, i.m., was required to produce phencyclidine-like catalepsy in pigeons. In mice, LY233053 protected against maximal electroshock-induced seizures at lower doses (ED50 = 19.9 mg/kg i.p.) than those that impaired horizontal screen performance (ED50 = 40.9 mg/kg i.p.). Cholinergic and GABAergic neuronal degenerations after striatal infusion of NMDA were prevented by single or multiple i.p. doses of LY233053. In summary, the antagonist activity of LY233053 after systemic administration demonstrates potential therapeutic value in conditions of neuronal cell loss due to NMDA receptor excitotoxicity.

Schoepp, D.D.; Ornstein, P.L.; Leander, J.D.; Lodge, D.; Salhoff, C.R.; Zeman, S.; Zimmerman, D.M. (Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN (USA))

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk Migration of Ni/NiO in Ni-YSZ during Reducing Conditions...  

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random grain orientation. The surface analysis and mapping were carried out using ToF-SIMS and AES whereas EDS maps on FIB sliced areas on Ni-YSZ were utilized for the bulk...

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THE Ly{alpha} LINES OF H I AND He II: A DIFFERENTIAL HANLE EFFECT FOR EXPLORING THE MAGNETISM OF THE SOLAR TRANSITION REGION  

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The Ly{alpha} line of He II at 304 Angstrom-Sign is one of the spectral lines of choice for EUV channels of narrowband imagers on board space telescopes, which provide spectacular intensity images of the outer solar atmosphere. Since the magnetic field information is encoded in the polarization of the spectral line radiation, it is important to investigate whether the He II line radiation from the solar disk can be polarized, along with its magnetic sensitivity. Here we report some theoretical predictions concerning the linear polarization signals produced by scattering processes in this strong emission line of the solar transition region, taking into account radiative transfer and the Hanle effect caused by the presence of organized and random magnetic fields. We find that the fractional polarization amplitudes are significant ({approx}1%), even when considering the wavelength-integrated signals. Interestingly, the scattering polarization of the Ly{alpha} line of He II starts to be sensitive to the Hanle effect for magnetic strengths B {approx}> 100 G (i.e., for magnetic strengths of the order of and larger than the Hanle saturation field of the hydrogen Ly{alpha} line at 1216 Angstrom-Sign ). We therefore propose simultaneous observations of the scattering polarization in both Ly{alpha} lines to facilitate magnetic field measurements in the upper solar chromosphere. Even the development of a narrowband imaging polarimeter for the He II 304 Angstrom-Sign line alone would be already of great diagnostic value for probing the solar transition region.

Trujillo Bueno, Javier; Stepan, Jiri; Belluzzi, Luca, E-mail: jtb@iac.es, E-mail: stepan@iac.es, E-mail: belluzzi@iac.es [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Obviative Suffix -ni- In Algonquian  

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the marker -ni- is used specifically when an argument has been established as obviative earlier in the discourse. By tracing -ni- in the morphology of Fox and Kickapoo and in Bloomfield's comparative Algonquian work (Bloomfield 1946), the present paper...

Gathercole, Geoffrey

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monopole Strength in Ni-58  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C VOLUME 44, NUMBER 5 Monopole strength in Ni NOVEMBER 1991 D. H. Youngblood and Y.-W. Lui Cyclotron Institute, Texas AdkM Uni Uersi ty, College Station, Texas 77843 (Received 20 June 1991) Differential cross-section data from... of Ener- gy under Grant No. DE-FG05-86ER40256. MONOPOLE STRENGTH IN "Ni 1881 [1]D. H. Youngblood, P. Bogucki, J. D. Bronson, U. Garg, Y.-W. Lui, and C. M. Rozsa, Phys. Rev. C 23, 1997 (1981). [2] M. Buenerd, J. Phys. C 4, 115 (1984). [3] S...

Youngblood, David H.; Lui, YW.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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The kinetics of Ni sorption to two Delaware agricultural soils were studied to quantitatively assess the relative importance of Ni adsorption on soil organic matter (SOM) and the formation of Ni layered double hydroxide (Ni-LDH) precipitates using both experimental studies and kinetic modeling. Batch sorption kinetic experiments were conducted with both soils at pH 6.0, 7.0, and 7.5 from 24 h up to 1 month. Time-resolved Ni speciation in soils was determined by X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) during the kinetic experiments. A kinetics model was developed to describe Ni kinetic reactions under various reaction conditions and time scales, which integrated Ni adsorption on SOM with Ni-LDH precipitation in soils. The soil Ni speciation (adsorbed phases and Ni-LDH) calculated using the kinetics model was consistent with that obtained through XAS analysis during the sorption processes. Under our experimental conditions, both modeling and XAS results demonstrated that Ni adsorption on SOM was dominant in the short term and the formation of Ni-LDH precipitates accounted for the long-term Ni sequestration in soils, and, more interestingly, that the adsorbed Ni may slowly transfer to Ni-LDH phases with longer reaction times.

Shi, Zhenqing; Peltier, Edward; Sparks, Donald L. (Delaware); (Kansas)

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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SU?E?T?76: Monte Carlo Based Assessment of Matrixx Array as a QA Tool for HDR  

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Purpose: Verification of HDR dose delivered from surface applicators is challenging because there is a lack of backscatter and most brachytherapy TPS dose calculations do not accurately model such situations. IBA Matrixx provides a means to measure HDR dose but brachytherapy sources are outside the manufacturers energy specification. This work investigates the use of an ion chamber array for HDR treatment verification. Methods: A Harrison?Mick (HAM) applicator in conjunction with an Ir192 afterloader was used to deliver a superficial plan with 9 9 dwells on a grid separated by 1cm normalized to 100cGy a depth of 3mm in skin. The Matrixx array was used to measure the dose. Backscatter contribution to the measured dose was changed by varying layers of solid water on the HAM applicator. The brachytherapy module of EGSnrc was used to simulate this experimental setup. The microselectron V2 Ir192 source was carefully modeled following published literature. Rayleigh scattering bound Compton scattering photo?electric absorption were all simulated. Results: Taking the HAM applicators inherent backscatter of about 0.5cm as reference the dosimetric contribution saturates around 6cm. An absence of backscatter material reduces the dose at 3mm into skin by about 3.5 4%. Dose from Monte Carlo simulation compares favorably with Matrixx measurements; beyond 5cm of backscatter the increase in measured dose is less than 0.5% and our results from Monte Carlo simulations reflect this. Conclusion: A maximum difference of 0.5% between measured and simulated doses for different amounts of backscatter material indicates that the Matrixx ion chamber array even when used in the kV energy domain of the HDR source can be a satisfactory clinical QA device for checking planar dose distributions.

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Ni Sorption on Pyrophyllite: Evidence for the Formation of Ni-Al Hydroxide and Its Transformation into Ni-Silicate by Visible,  

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Ni Sorption on Pyrophyllite: Evidence for the Formation of Ni-Al Hydroxide and Its Transformation. Ford, K. S. Scheckel Former EXAFS studies of the sorption of Co and Ni on Al-containing clay minerals

Sparks, Donald L.

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Properties of spark-deposited NiCrNiAl coatings  

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The structure and phase composition of sintered NiCrNiAl alloys and the kinetics of their electrospark deposition onto 45 steel are examined. It is ... shown that the mass transfer coefficient for the deposition

A. V. Paustovskii; R. A. Alfintseva

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QA Summit Presentations  

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20 1 1 20 1 1 MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION< ' , FROM: DAE Y. CHLTNG PRINCIPAL DEP RETARY SUBJECT: Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Summit Invitation to Discuss Major Construction Project Lessons Learned The Office of Environmental Management (EM) is responsible for a wide range of critical activities including managing the design, construction, operation, and eventual disposition of mission-critical projects/facilities. One of the Department of Energy's management principles is that we will succeed only through teamwork and continuous improvement. EM has also adopted a core value that we ask for help when we need it and we look for ways to help each other succeed. This memorandum is intended to do just that, ask for your help. You are receiving this invitation because you have been

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QA in Design Guidance  

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9 9 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Guidance Document for Integrating Quality Assurance During the Design and Construction Life Cycle September 2011 Page 2 of 29 FOREWORD This Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) guidance document is approved for use by all DOE EM organizational units and contractors performing work for EM. A project's Quality Assurance Program assigns responsibilities and authorities, defines policies and requirements, and provides for the performance and assessment of work that provides confidence that required level of quality is achieved, commensurate with the various project requirements. This guidance document offers for evaluation, by project personnel from EM and contractor

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QA Brochure October 2009  

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Quality Quality A Basic Guide to EM's Assurance Program October 2009 Overview of the Office of Environmental Management (EM) The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) is responsible for the risk reduction and cleanup of the environmental legacy of the Nation's nuclear weapons program, one of the largest, most diverse, and technically complex environmental programs in the world. The EM mission encompasses the entire spectrum of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and activities such as design, engineering, construction, operation, surveillance and maintenance (S&M), and deactivation and decommissioning (D&D). The EM mission also includes complex operations related to nuclear and hazardous waste management, technology development, packaging,

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QA Summit Meeting Minutes  

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Quality Assurance Summit Meeting Minutes Quality Assurance Summit Meeting Minutes February 17, 2011 - Oak Ridge, TN Page 1 of 9 Introduction by Robert Brown (Deputy Site Manager for Oak Ridge) Robert Brown welcomed everyone to the meeting and provided opening remarks. Logistical Information by Larry Perkins (EM-23) Larry Perkins provided the logistics for the meeting and noted that the meeting presentations materials and meeting minutes will be made available online at http://www.em.doe.gov/Pages/QACorporateBoard.aspx Opening Remarks for Environmental Management by Dae Chung (EM-2) Dae Chung provided opening remarks and noted that the tank waste costs are ~40% of the life cycle cost. In

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MW?) within the hourly window if the power band is significantly lower than that? Project Response 15 Please recognize that advanced power management is one of the areas targeted...

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QA QC Questionnaire  

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Facility: 8. Number of QAQC Personnel: 9. Check if facility quality system is based on: ISO 9001, NQA-1, other Seller's Responsible Manager Seller's Quality Officer name date...

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QA in Design Guidance  

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This Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) guidance document is approved for use by all DOE EM organizational units and contractors performing work for EM.

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Magnetism in Ni-Cu Alloys  

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On the assumption that in Ni-Cu alloys the spin moment on a Ni atom depends on the local atomic environment, it was possible to find moment values for the various atomic configurations so as to give average moments in reasonable quantitative agreement with the values measured in the ferromagnetic composition range. The local environment is specified by the number of Ni nearest neighbors and the number of Ni second-nearest neighbors. This model allows also a consistent qualitative interpretation of the effect on the average moment of low-temperature annealing treatment and of plastic deformation.

C. G. Robbins; Helmut Claus; Paul A. Beck

1969-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Kinetics of Ni Sorption in Soils: Roles of Soil Organic Matter and Ni Precipitation Zhenqing Shi, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7609, United States *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT: The kinetics of Ni sorption) precipitates using both experimental studies and kinetic modeling. Batch sorption kinetic experiments were

Sparks, Donald L.

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Bond formation at the Ni/ZrO2 interface  

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We report on the formation of strong chemical bonds at the Ni(100)/cubic-ZrO2(100) polar interfaces. Ab initio density functional theory calculations demonstrate that both Zr/Ni and O/Ni junctions are energetically stable, and predict that two different interactions determine the interface adhesion. Our results reveal that O-Ni ionic bonds are formed by Ni electron donation, while the Zr-Ni bonds show a mixed character with ionic and electron hybridization contributions.

J. I. Beltrn; S. Gallego; J. Cerd; J. S. Moya; M. C. Muoz

2003-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

103

Positron-annihilation measurements of vacancy formation in Ni and Ni(Ge)  

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Vacancy formation in Ni and in dilute Ni(Ge) alloys was studied under thermal equilibrium conditions using positron-annihilation Doppler broadening. A monovacancy formation enthalpy of 1.8 +- 0.1 eV was determined for pure Ni; combining this result with that from previous tracer self-diffusion measurements, a monovacancy migration enthalpy of 1.1 +- 0.1 eV was also deduced. Analysis of the vacancy formation measurements in Ni(0.3 at.% Ge) and Ni(1 at.% Ge) yielded a value for the vacancy-Ge binding enthalpy of 0.20 +- 0.04 eV.

Smedskjaer, L.C.; Fluss, M.J.; Legnini, D.G.; Chason, M.K.; Siegel, R.W.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW POPULATION OF HIGH-z, DUSTY Ly{alpha} EMITTERS AND BLOBS DISCOVERED BY WISE: FEEDBACK CAUGHT IN THE ACT?  

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By combining data from the NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission with optical spectroscopy from the W. M. Keck telescope, we discover a mid-IR color criterion that yields a 78% success rate in identifying rare, typically radio-quiet, 1.6 {approx}< z {approx}< 4.6 dusty Ly{alpha} emitters (LAEs). Of these, at least 37% have emission extended on scales of 30-100 kpc and are considered Ly{alpha} ''blobs'' (LABs). The objects have a surface density of only {approx}0.1 deg{sup -2}, making them rare enough that they have been largely missed in deep, small area surveys. We measured spectroscopic redshifts for 92 of these galaxies, and find that the LAEs (LABs) have a median redshift of 2.3 (2.5). The WISE photometry coupled with data from Herschel (Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA) reveals that these galaxies are in the Hyper Luminous IR galaxy regime (L{sub IR} {approx}> 10{sup 13}-10{sup 14} L{sub Sun }) and have warm colors. They are typically more luminous and warmer than other dusty, z {approx} 2 populations such as submillimeter-selected galaxies and dust-obscured galaxies. These traits are commonly associated with the dust being illuminated by intense active galactic nucleus activity. We hypothesize that the combination of spatially extended Ly{alpha}, large amounts of warm IR-luminous dust, and rarity (implying a short-lived phase) can be explained if the galaxies are undergoing brief, intense ''feedback'' transforming them from an extreme dusty starburst/QSO into a mature galaxy.

Bridge, Carrie R. [California Institute of Technology, MS249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Blain, Andrew [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH Leicester (United Kingdom); Borys, Colin J. K.; Griffith, Roger L.; Tsai, Chao-Wei [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, MS 100-22, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Petty, Sara; Farrah, Duncan [Department of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (United States); Benford, Dominic [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Eisenhardt, Peter; Stern, Daniel; Wu Jingwen [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Jarrett, Tom [Astronomy Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Lonsdale, Carol [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Stanford, Spencer A. [Department of Physics, University of California Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616 (United States); Wright, Edward L., E-mail: bridge@astro.caltech.edu [Astronomy Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Purification and Characterization of [NiFe]-Hydrogenase of Shewanella...  

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Purification and Characterization of NiFe-Hydrogenase of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Purification and Characterization of NiFe-Hydrogenase of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1....

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The {ital b} Distribution and the Velocity Structure of Absorption Peaks in the Ly{alpha} Forest  

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A theory is developed that relates the observed {ital b} parameter of a Ly{alpha} absorption line to the velocity curvature of the corresponding peak in the optical depth fluctuation. Its relation to the traditional interpretation of {ital b} as the thermal broadening width is discussed. It is demonstrated that, independent of the details of the cosmological model, the differential {ital b} distribution has a high-{ital b} asymptote of dN/db{proportional_to}b{sup {minus}m}, where m{ge}5, when we make the reasonable assumption that low-curvature fluctuations are statistically favored over high-curvature ones. There in general always exist lines much broader than the thermal width. We develop a linear perturbative analysis of the optical depth fluctuation, which yields a single-parameter prediction for the full {ital b} distribution. In addition to exhibiting the high-velocity tail, it qualitatively explains the observed sharp low-{ital b} cutoff{emdash}a simple reflection of the fact that high-curvature fluctuations are relatively rare. Although the existence of the high-{ital b} asymptote, which is independent of the validity of the linear expansion, is consistent with the observed {ital b} distribution, a detailed comparison of the linear prediction with six observational data sets indicates that higher order corrections are not negligible. The perturbative analysis nonetheless offers valuable insights into the dependence of the {ital b} distribution on cosmological parameters such as {Omega} and the power spectrum. A key parameter is the effective smoothing scale of the optical depth fluctuation, which is in turn determined by three scales: the thermal broadening width, the baryon smoothing scale (approximately the Jeans scale), and the observation/simulation resolution. The first two are determined by reionization history, but are comparable in general, whereas the third varies by about an order of magnitude in current hydrodynamic simulations. Studies with non{endash}resolution-dominated {ital b} distributions can be used to probe the reionization history of the universe. {copyright} {ital {copyright} 1999.} {ital The American Astronomical Society}

Hui, L. [NASA/Fermilab Astrophysics Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)] [NASA/Fermilab Astrophysics Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Rutledge, R.E. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1603, D-85740 Garching (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1603, D-85740 Garching (Germany)

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The [ital b] Distribution and the Velocity Structure of Absorption Peaks in the Ly[alpha] Forest  

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A theory is developed that relates the observed [ital b] parameter of a Ly[alpha] absorption line to the velocity curvature of the corresponding peak in the optical depth fluctuation. Its relation to the traditional interpretation of [ital b] as the thermal broadening width is discussed. It is demonstrated that, independent of the details of the cosmological model, the differential [ital b] distribution has a high-[ital b] asymptote of dN/db[proportional to]b[sup [minus]m], where m[ge]5, when we make the reasonable assumption that low-curvature fluctuations are statistically favored over high-curvature ones. There in general always exist lines much broader than the thermal width. We develop a linear perturbative analysis of the optical depth fluctuation, which yields a single-parameter prediction for the full [ital b] distribution. In addition to exhibiting the high-velocity tail, it qualitatively explains the observed sharp low-[ital b] cutoff[emdash]a simple reflection of the fact that high-curvature fluctuations are relatively rare. Although the existence of the high-[ital b] asymptote, which is independent of the validity of the linear expansion, is consistent with the observed [ital b] distribution, a detailed comparison of the linear prediction with six observational data sets indicates that higher order corrections are not negligible. The perturbative analysis nonetheless offers valuable insights into the dependence of the [ital b] distribution on cosmological parameters such as [Omega] and the power spectrum. A key parameter is the effective smoothing scale of the optical depth fluctuation, which is in turn determined by three scales: the thermal broadening width, the baryon smoothing scale (approximately the Jeans scale), and the observation/simulation resolution. The first two are determined by reionization history, but are comparable in general, whereas the third varies by about an order of magnitude in current hydrodynamic simulations. Studies with non[endash]resolution-dominated [ital b] distributions can be used to probe the reionization history of the universe. [copyright] [ital [copyright] 1999.] [ital The American Astronomical Society

Hui, L. (NASA/Fermilab Astrophysics Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)); Rutledge, R.E. (Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1603, D-85740 Garching (Germany))

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni{sub 3}Al aluminide alloys  

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This paper provides a brief review of the recent progress in research and development of Ni{sub 3}Al and its alloys. Emphasis has been placed on understanding low ductility and brittle fracture of Ni{sub 3}Al alloys at ambient and elevated temperatures. Recent studies have resulted in identifying both intrinsic and extrinsic factors governing the fracture behavior of Ni{sub 3}Al alloys. Parallel efforts on alloy design using physical metallurgy principles have led to properties for structural use. Industrial interest in these alloys is high, and examples of industrial involvement in processing and utilization of these alloys are briefly mentioned.

Liu, C.T.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroslag surfacing of steel shafting with Ni alloy 625 and 70Cu-30Ni strip  

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A comprehensive study of electroslag surfacing (ESS) of steel with Ni Alloy 625 and 70Cu-30Ni strip electrodes was conducted to establish the feasibility of replacing forged bearing sleeves on propulsion shafting with integral weld surfacing. The base material was MIL-S-23284, Class 1 steel in the form of 41--66 cm (16--26 in.) diameter shafting and 76 mm (3 in.) thick flat plate. All ESS was carried out at a heat input level of approximately 5.9kJ/mm (150 kJ/in.) using 30 x 0.5 mm (1.2 x 0.02 in.) strip electrodes. Assessments of mechanical properties and microstructure of Ni Alloy 625 surfacing and 70Cu-30Ni surfacing were conducted to establish the structure-property relationships in these complex alloy systems. In addition, a solidification cracking test was developed to determine the relative cracking susceptibilities of these strip surfacing alloys. Although the Ni Alloy 625 surfacing contained small islands of interdendritic MC type carbides and Laves phase, the mechanical properties of this surfacing were satisfactory. The 70Cu-30Ni surfacing required a buttering layer of 30Cu-70Ni or pure Ni to prevent solidification cracking. The inherent ductility-dip sensitivity of 70Cu-30Ni surfacing was overcome by the development of a suitable ESS procedure.

Devletian, J.H.; Gao, Y.P.; Wood, W.E. [Oregon Graduate Inst. of Science and Technology, Portland, OR (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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New Ni Amidinate Source for ALD/CVD of NiNx, NiO and NiSi , Thiloma Perera1  

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to be particularly important in memory as well as logic applications. Nickel silicide (NiSi) is emerging with a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) structure, offer potential applications for the next generation nonvolatile

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Intergalactic Medium Emission Observations with the Cosmic Web Imager. II. Discovery of Extended, Kinematically Linked Emission around SSA22 Ly? Blob 2  

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The intergalactic medium (IGM) is the dominant reservoir of baryons, delineates the large-scale structure of the universe at low to moderate overdensities, and provides gas from which galaxies form and evolve. Simulations of a cold-dark-matter- (CDM-) dominated universe predict that the IGM is distributed in a cosmic web of filaments and that galaxies should form along and at the intersections of these filaments. While observations of QSO absorption lines and the large-scale distribution of galaxies have confirmed the CDM paradigm, the cosmic web of IGM has never been confirmed by direct imaging. Here we report our observation of the Ly? blob2 (LAB2) in SSA22 with the Cosmic Web Imager (CWI). This is an integral field spectrograph optimized for low surface brightness, extended emission. With 22hr of total on- and off-source exposure, CWI has revealed that LAB2 has extended Ly? emission that is organized into azimuthal zones consistent with filaments. We perform numerous tests with simulations and the data to secure the robustness of this result, which relies on data with modest signal-to-noise ratios. We have developed a smoothing algorithm that permits visualization of data cube slices along image or spectral image planes. With both raw and smoothed data cubes we demonstrate that the filaments are kinematically associated with LAB2 and display double-peaked profiles characteristic of optically thick Ly? emission. The flux is 10-20times brighter than expected for the average emission from the IGM but is consistent with boosted fluorescence from a buried QSO or gravitation cooling radiation. Using simple emission models, we infer a baryon mass in the filaments of at least 1-4 ? 1011 M ?, and the dark halo mass is at least 2 ? 1012 M ?. The spatial-kinematic morphology is more consistent with inflow from the cosmic web than outflow from LAB2, although an outflow feature maybe present at one azimuth. LAB2 and the surrounding gas have significant and coaligned angular momentum, strengthening the case for their association.

D. Christopher Martin; Daphne Chang; Matt Matuszewski; Patrick Morrissey; Shahin Rahman; Anna Moore; Charles C. Steidel; Yuichi Matsuda

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photosensitivity of the Ni-A state of [NiFe] hydrogenase from Desulfovibrio vulgaris Miyazaki F with visible light  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ni-A state of [NiFe] hydrogenase showed light sensitivity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New FT-IR bands were observed with light irradiation of the Ni-A state. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer EPR g-values of the Ni-A state shifted upon light irradiation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The light-induced state converted back to the Ni-A state under the dark condition. -- Abstract: [NiFe] hydrogenase catalyzes reversible oxidation of molecular hydrogen. Its active site is constructed of a hetero dinuclear Ni-Fe complex, and the oxidation state of the Ni ion changes according to the redox state of the enzyme. We found that the Ni-A state (an inactive unready, oxidized state) of [NiFe] hydrogenase from Desulfovibrio vulgaris Miyazaki F (DvMF) is light sensitive and forms a new state (Ni-AL) with irradiation of visible light. The Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) bands at 1956, 2084 and 2094 cm{sup -1} of the Ni-A state shifted to 1971, 2086 and 2098 cm{sup -1} in the Ni-AL state. The g-values of g{sub x} = 2.30, g{sub y} = 2.23 and g{sub z} = 2.01 for the signals in the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrum of the Ni-A state at room temperature varied for -0.009, +0.012 and +0.010, respectively, upon light irradiation. The light-induced Ni-AL state converted back immediately to the Ni-A state under dark condition at room temperature. These results show that the coordination structure of the Fe site of the Ni-A state of [NiFe] hydrogenase is perturbed significantly by light irradiation with relatively small coordination change at the Ni site.

Osuka, Hisao [Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, 3-2-1, Koto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan) [Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, 3-2-1, Koto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan); Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama-cho, Ikoma-shi, Nara 630-0192 (Japan); Shomura, Yasuhito; Komori, Hirofumi; Shibata, Naoki [Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, 3-2-1, Koto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, 3-2-1, Koto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan); Nagao, Satoshi [Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama-cho, Ikoma-shi, Nara 630-0192 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama-cho, Ikoma-shi, Nara 630-0192 (Japan); Higuchi, Yoshiki, E-mail: hig@sci.u-hyogo.ac.jp [Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, 3-2-1, Koto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan) [Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, 3-2-1, Koto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan); CREST, JST, Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 (Japan); Hirota, Shun, E-mail: hirota@ms.naist.jp [Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama-cho, Ikoma-shi, Nara 630-0192 (Japan) [Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama-cho, Ikoma-shi, Nara 630-0192 (Japan); CREST, JST, Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 (Japan)

2013-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Size effects in Ni/Ni(OH)2 nanomaterials for electrochemical capacitors.  

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Electrochemical capacitors based on redox-active metal oxides show great promise for many energy-storage applications. These materials store charge through both electric double-layer charging and faradaic reactions in the oxide. The dimensions of the oxide nanomaterials have a strong influence on the performance of such capacitors. Not just due to surface area effects, which influence the double-layer capacitance, but also through bulk electrical and ionic conductivities. Ni(OH)2 is a prime candidate for such applications, due to low cost and high theoretical capacity. We have examined the relationship between diameter and capacity for Ni/Ni(OH)2 nanorods. Specific capacitances of up to 511 F/g of Ni were recorded in 47 nm diameter Ni(OH)2 nanorods.

Bunker, Bruce Conrad; Limmer, Steven J.; Yelton, William Graham

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Structure Analysis of a Precipitate Phase in an Ni-Rich High...  

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Analysis of a Precipitate Phase in an Ni-Rich High Temperature NiTiHf Shape Memory Alloy. Structure Analysis of a Precipitate Phase in an Ni-Rich High Temperature NiTiHf Shape...

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Airtricity Developments NI Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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NI Ltd NI Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Airtricity Developments NI Ltd Place Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Zip BT2 7AF Sector Wind energy Product Focused on construction of wind farms in Northern Ireland. Coordinates 54.595295°, -5.934524° 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":54.595295,"lon":-5.934524,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Magnetic quantum diesel engine in Ni2  

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Quantum Diesel cycles are numerically realized using the electronic states of a Ni2 dimer. The quantum nature and the complexity of the electronic structure of the Ni2 dimer result in new features in the evolution of the pressure as well as in the heat-work transformation. The multitude of internal degrees of freedom in the isobaric process in molecules can result in crossing of the two adiabatic processes in the P-V diagram. The interplay of heat and work, originating from thermal nonequilibrium effects, can lead to a thermal efficiency of up to 100%. The spin moment of the Ni2 can be decreased by the isobaric process. To link the molecular heat capacity to easily accessible experimental quantities, we also calculate the Kerr effect and the magnetic susceptibility at different temperatures and magnetic fields.

C. D. Dong; G. Lefkidis; W. Hbner

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy absorption in Ni-Mn-Ga/ polymer composites  

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In recent years Ni-Mn-Ga has attracted considerable attention as a new kind of actuator material. Off-stoichiometric single crystals of Ni2MnGa can regularly exhibit 6% strain in tetragonal martensites and orthorhombic ...

Feuchtwanger, Jorge

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

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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Good and bad features of Ni-Cd cell designs  

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Processes for spacecraft Ni-Cd cells are reviewed. Mechanical impregnation is compared against chemical and thermochemical impregnation.

Gross, S.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dampfdruckmessungen und Protonenresonanzuntersuchung an Hydriden der intermetallischen Phasen Ti2(Ni, Co) und Ti2(Ni, Fe)  

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NMR and hydrogen equilibrium pressure measurements were performed on hydrides of the intermetallic compounds Ti2(Ni, Co) and Ti2(Ni, Fe). The following values of enthalpy ?H and entropy ?S for the formation of th...

Engelbert Tuscher; Kurt Hiebl; Helmut Bittner

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CoNiGa High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys  

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commercially successful SMAs such as NiTi and Cu-based alloys. In recent years, the CoNiGa system has emerged as a new ferromagnetic shape memory alloy with some compositions exhibiting high martensitic transformation temperatures which makes CoNiGa a potential...

Dogan, Ebubekir

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Grain boundary compositon in NiAl  

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The high temperature strength and oxidation resistance of many transition metal aluminides makes these intermetallic materials attractive for high temperature applications. However, these aluminides are generally brittle at low temperatures and this restricts their technological applications. However, these aluminides are generally brittle at low temperatures and this restricts their technological applications. It has been demonstrated that the addition of more than 200 ppm of boron to the L1{sub 2}-ordered Ni{sub 3}Al changes the fracture behavior from intergranular to transgranular and increases the ductility. The B2-ordered NiAl nickel aluminide is particularly attractive because of its low density and high melting temperature. This aluminide also fractures intergranularly at room temperature. However, no improvement in ductility is observed with similar boron additions even though the intergranular fracture is suppressed and there is a significant increase in the yield strength. In this paper, the results of an atom probe field ion microscopy investigation of the compositions of the grain boundaries in undoped and boron-doped NiAl are presented. The suitability of the atom probe field ion microscopy technique for the characterization of boundaries has clearly been demonstrated in many previous investigations including the characterization of boron segregation to grain boundaries and other planar features in Ni{sub 3}Al.

Miller, M.K.; Jayaram, R.; Camus, P.P. (Metals and Ceramics Div., Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge, TN (US))

1992-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometric structures of thin film: Pt on Pd(110) and NiO on Ni(100)  

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This thesis is divided into 3 papers: dynamical low-energy electron- diffraction investigation of lateral displacements in topmost layer of Pd(110); determination of (1{times}1) and (1{times}2) structures of Pt thin films on Pd(110) by dynamical low-energy electron-diffraction analysis; and structural determination of a NiO(111) film on Ni(100) by dynamical low-energy electron-diffraction analysis.

Warren, O.L.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni-Pt Silicide Formation Through Ti Mediating Layers  

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With Ni1-xPtxSi, 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 the Si substrate prior to Ni-Pt deposition that can affect the formation of Ni1-xPtxSi and its texture. In this manuscript, it will be shown that an extended queue time prior to Ni-Pt deposition leads to morphological changes in the Ni1-xPtxSi formation sequence. A layer of Ti deposited between Ni-Pt and Si reduces the native oxide and may facilitate Ni1-xPtxSi formation. With increasing Ti thickness, the presence of metal-rich phases is gradually reduced and the formation temperature of Ni1-xPtxSi increases, suggesting a direct formation of Ni1-xPtxSi from Ni-Pt. In the presence of an interfacial oxide, an increase in formation temperature is also observed with increasing Ti interlayer thickness. When the Ti layer is sufficiently thick, the phase formation sequence becomes relatively insensitive to the presence of an interfacial oxide or extended queue time.

Besser,P.; Lavoie, C.; Ozcan, A.; Murray, C.; Strane, J.; Wong, K.; Gribelyuk, M.; Wang, Y.; Parks, C.; Jordan-Sweet, J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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The sources of extended continuum emission towards Q0151+048A : The host galaxy and the Damped Ly-alpha Absorber  

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We present deep imaging in the U, B and I bands obtained under excellent seeing conditions of the double quasar Q0151+048A,B and of the Damped Ly-alpha (DLA) absorbing galaxy at z(abs) = 1.9342 named S4. We analyse the data employing two separate and independent methods. First we deconvolve the images using the MCS algorithm, secondly we decompose the images via an object based iteration process where we fit models to objects without any attempt to improve the resolution of the data. Our detailed analysis of the images reveals, somewhat surprisingly, that extended objects centred on the quasars themselves are much brighter continuum sources than the DLA galaxy. Due to the complexity caused by the many superimposed objects, we are unable to certify whether or not continuum emission from the DLA galaxy is detected. Continuum emission from the extended objects centred on the positions of the quasars is clearly seen, and the objects are tentatively identified as the ``host galaxies'' of the quasars. The flux of those host galaxies is of order 2--6% of the quasar flux, and the light profile of the brighter of the two is clearly best fit with a de Vaucouleurs profile. We discuss two alternative interpretations of the origin of the extended flux: i) the early stage of a massive elliptical galaxy in the process of forming the bulk of its stars, and ii) quasar light scattered by dust.

J. U. Fynbo; I. Burud; P. Moller

2000-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SCATTERING POLARIZATION OF THE Ly{alpha} LINES OF H I AND He II TAKING INTO ACCOUNT PARTIAL FREQUENCY REDISTRIBUTION AND J-STATE INTERFERENCE EFFECTS  

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Recent theoretical investigations have pointed out that the cores of the Ly{alpha} lines of H I and He II should show measurable scattering polarization signals when observing the solar disk, and that the magnetic sensitivity, through the Hanle effect, of such linear polarization signals is suitable for exploring the magnetism of the solar transition region. Such investigations were carried out in the limit of complete frequency redistribution (CRD) and neglecting quantum interference between the two upper J-levels of each line. Here we relax both approximations and show that the joint action of partial frequency redistribution and J-state interference produces much more complex fractional linear polarization (Q/I) profiles, with large amplitudes in their wings. Such wing polarization signals turn out to be very sensitive to the temperature structure of the atmospheric model, so that they can be exploited for constraining the thermal properties of the solar chromosphere. Finally, we show that the approximation of CRD without J-state interference is however suitable for estimating the amplitude of the linear polarization signals in the core of the lines, where the Hanle effect operates.

Belluzzi, Luca; Trujillo Bueno, Javier [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Stepan, Jiri [Astronomical Institute ASCR, Ondrejov (Czech Republic)

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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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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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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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Computing Free Energy Landscapes: Application to Ni-based Electrocatal...  

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Computing Free Energy Landscapes: Application to Ni-based Electrocatalysts with Pendant Amines for H2 Production and Oxidation. Computing Free Energy Landscapes: Application to...

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Microsoft Word - qa_aoss  

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Automated Office Systems Support Automated Office Systems Support Quality Assurance Plan A Model DRAFT December 1996 United States Department of Energy Office of Nonproliferation and National Security I Title Page Document Name: Automated Office Systems Support Quality Assurance Plan - A Model Publication Date: Draft, December 1996 Contract Number: DE-AC01-95AD34277 Project Number: TA No.: SS-NN1-02-7-02 CDSI No.: 3021 Prepared by: Computer Data Systems, Inc. Kim Wandersee Approval John Greenhill Office of Nonproliferation and National Security United States Department of Energy Office of Nonproliferation and National Security I Table of Contents Executive Summary i Introduction i Purpose i

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Q&A: Ronald Plasterk  

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... Molecular geneticist Ronald Plasterk is one of the Netherlands' most highly cited researchers, publishing regularly in top ...

2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

136

Q&A: Sound chaser  

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... I made audio recordings of the machines they use to generate sub-atomic particles. Probably the most ...

Jascha Hoffman

2013-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced photocatalytic efficiency in zirconia buffered n-NiO/p-NiO single crystalline heterostructures by nanosecond laser treatment  

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We report the formation of NiO based single crystalline p-n junctions with enhanced photocatalytic activity induced by pulsed laser irradiation. The NiO epilayers were grown on Si(001) substrates buffered with cubic yttria-stabilized zirconia (c-YSZ) by using pulsed laser deposition. The NiO/c-YSZ/Si heterostructures were subsequently laser treated by 5 pulses of KrF excimer laser (pulse duration = 25 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -9} s) at lower energies. Microstructural studies, conducted by X-ray diffraction ({theta}-2{theta} and {phi} techniques) and high resolution transmission electron microscope, showed a cube-on-cube epitaxial relationship at the c-YSZ/Si interface; the epitaxial relationship across the NiO/c-YSZ interface was established as NiO<111 > Double-Vertical-Line Double-Vertical-Line c-YSZ<001> and in-plane NiO<110> Double-Vertical-Line Double-Vertical-Line c-YSZ<100>. Electron microscopy studies showed that the interface between the laser annealed and the pristine region as well as the NiO/c-YSZ interface was atomically sharp and crystallographically continuous. The formation of point defects, namely oxygen vacancies and NiO, due to the coupling of the laser photons with the NiO epilayers was confirmed by XPS. The p-type electrical characteristics of the pristine NiO epilayers turned to an n-type behavior and the electrical conductivity was increased by one order of magnitude after laser treatment. Photocatalytic activity of the pristine (p-NiO/c-YSZ/Si) and the laser-annealed (n-NiO/p-NiO/c-YSZ/Si) heterostructures were assessed by measuring the decomposition rate of 4-chlorophenol under UV light. The photocatalytic reaction rate constants were determined to be 0.0059 and 0.0092 min{sup -1} for the as-deposited and the laser-treated samples, respectively. The enhanced photocatalytic efficiency was attributed to the suppressed charge carrier recombination in the NiO based p-n junctions and higher electrical conductivity. Besides, the oxygen vacancies ease the adsorption of 4-chlorophenol, hydroxyl, and water molecules to the surface. Thus, n-NiO/p-NiO single crystalline catalysts can be introduced as a potent candidate to remediate the environmental pollution.

Molaei, R.; Bayati, M. R.; Alipour, H. M.; Nori, S.; Narayan, J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NC State University, EB-1, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NC State University, EB-1, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907 (United States)

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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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Paramagnetic neutron scattering from Ni (invited)  

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New polarized beammeasurements have been carried out in the paramagnetic phase of 6 0Ni in order to enlarge the (q ?) range previously studied by Steinsvoll e t a l. Magnetic scattering has been detected up to halfway to the zone boundary. The results can be successfully interpreted in terms of a diffusive?type scattering function over an unexpected wide (q ?) range qneutron data are also compared with the predictions of the very recent band model by Callaway. Finally we point out important similarities and differences in the paramagnetic scattering from localized systems such as EuO and itinerant systems and discuss the universality of the paramagnetic scattering function.

P. Bni; G. Shirane

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Pd on the Ni{sub 2}Si stress relaxation during the Ni-silicide formation at low temperature  

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The thermally induced solid-state reaction between a 50-nm-thick Ni(6%Pd) layer and a Si(100) substrate was investigated using in situ and simultaneous x-ray diffraction and sheet resistance. The reaction begins with the growth of the stressed {delta}-Ni{sub 2}Si phase, and the transient {theta}-Ni{sub 2}Si. At the end of the {theta}-Ni{sub 2}Si consumption, a NiSi seed is formed. Then, the {delta}-Ni{sub 2}Si relaxation occurs simultaneously with its subsequent growth and the Pd out diffusion from the unreacted Ni(Pd) layer. It is suggested that the driving force for the Pd diffusion out of the metal layer is linked to both the higher solubility of Pd in NiSi compared to Ni{sub 2}Si and to the Ni{sub 2}Si relaxation.

Putero, M.; Mangelinck, D. [Aix-Marseille Univ., IM2NP, Faculte des Sciences de Jerome, F-13397 Marseille (France); CNRS, IM2NP-UMR 7334, Faculte des Sciences de Jerome, F-13397 Marseille (France)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - al-ni-co decagonal quasicrystal Sample...  

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Summary: of decagonal Al-Ni-Co K. Pussi Department of Electrical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P... . EARLIER WORK ON d-Al-Ni-Co STRUCTURES Decagonal...

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''Bare'' single-particle energies in Ni-56  

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The structure of the low-lying levels in the mirror nuclei Ni-57 and Cu-57 is described within the extended unified model. The problem of single-particle energies in Ni-56 is treated in detail. ''Bare'' single-particle energies are extracted from...

Trache, L.; Kolomiets, A.; Shlomo, S.; Heyde, K.; Dejbakhsh, H.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Tribble, Robert E.; Zhou, XG; Jacob, VE; Oros, AM.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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. 16 figs.

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

1995-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Phase relations in the system Ni-As  

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...n' ' , / / I , 852(N_i,As)+VN',Asz+L+V ima+L+v/IpnncC;rVrlrl+V(NiAs)+NisAsz+V-, , I I// INIs.xAs +mama+ncll Ni,_xAS,+V/i +V +VJ[ Inc+prm+V , , , , , , , .i,, .! , . I0 20 30 40 50 60 70 Weight per...

R. A. Yund

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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)

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Autocatalytic decomposition of water on Ni(110)  

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The interaction of water with clean Ni(110) at temperatures between 425 and 770 K has been studied by work function ([Delta][phi]), desorption mass analysis, and low-energy electron diffraction (LEED). Water is observed to dissociate on clean Ni(110), forming adsorbed oxygen and H[sub 2](g) in a process which is itself catalyzed (and hence termed autocatalytic) by the adsorbed oxygen product. Initial dissociation of water is believed to originate on defects where adsorbed oxygen then promotes growth of O (2 [times] 1) islands in a process which becomes self-poisoning in the limit of saturation of the (2 [times] 1) phase (0.5 ML (ML = monolayer)). The growth kinetics indicate the autocatalysis process is most active when the oxygen coverage is 0.1 ML. A statistical theory supported by computer simulation is developed which models the autocatalytic growth kinetics in terms of nucleation of islands along step edges. The temperature dependence of autocatalysis exhibits a maximum at approx. 600 K. This complex temperature dependence is explained in terms of transition-state theory. 25 refs., 10 figs.

Callen, B.W.; Griffiths, K.; Norton, P.R. (Univ. of Western Ontario, London (Canada)); Harrington, D.A. (Univ. of Victoria, British Columbia (Canada))

1992-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A SEARCH FOR C II 158 {mu}m LINE EMISSION IN HCM 6A, A Ly{alpha} EMITTER AT z = 6.56  

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We report a Plateau de Bure Interferometer search for C II 158 {mu}m emission from HCM 6A, a lensed Ly{alpha} emitter (LAE) at z = 6.56. Our non-detections of C II 158 {mu}m line emission and 1.2 mm radio continuum emission yield 3{sigma} limits of L{sub CII} < 6.4 x 10{sup 7} x ({Delta}V/100 km s{sup -1}){sup 1/2} L{sub Sun} for the C II 158 {mu}m line luminosity and S{sub 1.2mm} < 0.68 mJy for the 1.2 mm flux density. The local conversion factor between L{sub CII} and the star formation rate (SFR) yields an SFR < 4.7 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}, Almost-Equal-To 2 times lower than that inferred from the ultraviolet (UV) continuum, suggesting that the local factor may not be applicable in high-z LAEs. The non-detection of 1.2 mm continuum emission yields a total SFR < 28 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}; any obscured star formation is thus within a factor of two of the visible star formation. Our best-fit model to the rest-frame UV/optical spectral energy distribution of HCM 6A yields a stellar mass of 1.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} M{sub Sun} and an SFR of Almost-Equal-To 10 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}, with negligible dust obscuration. We fortuitously detect CO J = 3-2 emission from a z = 0.375 galaxy in the foreground cluster A370, and obtain a CO line luminosity of L'(CO) > (8.95 {+-} 0.79) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 8} K km s{sup -1} pc{sup 2} and a molecular gas mass of M(H{sub 2}) > (4.12 {+-} 0.36) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} M{sub Sun }, for a CO-to-H{sub 2} conversion factor of 4.6 M{sub Sun} (K km s{sup -1} pc{sup 2}){sup -1}.

Kanekar, Nissim [National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune 411 007 (India); Wagg, Jeff [European Southern Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Vitacura, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19 (Chile); Chary, Ranga Ram [U.S. Planck Data Center, MS220-6 Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Carilli, Christopher L., E-mail: nkanekar@ncra.tifr.res.in [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box O, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States)

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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

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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)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase equilibria, formation, crystal and electronic structure of ternary compounds in Ti-Ni-Sn and Ti-Ni-Sb ternary systems  

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The phase equilibria of the Ti-Ni-Sn and Ti-Ni-Sb ternary systems have been studied in the whole concentration range by means of X-ray and EPM analyses at 1073 K and 873 K, respectively. Four ternary intermetallic compounds TiNiSn (MgAgAs-type), TiNi{sub 2-x}Sn (MnCu{sub 2}Al-type), Ti{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}Sn (U{sub 2}Pt{sub 2}Sn-type), and Ti{sub 5}NiSn{sub 3} (Hf{sub 5}CuSn{sub 3}-type) are formed in Ti-Ni-Sn system at 1073 K. The TiNi{sub 2}Sn stannide is characterized by homogeneity in the range of 50-47 at% of Ni. The Ti-Ni-Sb ternary system at 873 K is characterized by formation of three ternary intermetallic compounds, Ti{sub 0.8}NiSb (MgAgAs-type), Ti{sub 5}Ni{sub 0.45}Sb{sub 2.55} (W{sub 5}Si{sub 3}-type), and Ti{sub 5}NiSb{sub 3} (Hf{sub 5}CuSn{sub 3}-type). The solubility of Ni in Ti{sub 0.8}NiSb decreases number of vacancies in Ti site up to Ti{sub 0.91}Ni{sub 1.1}Sb composition. - Graphical abstract: Isothermal section of the Ti-Ni-Sn phase diagram and DOS distribution in hypothetical TiNi{sub 1+x}Sn solid solution. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ti-Ni-Sn phase diagram was constructed at 1073 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Four ternary compounds are formed: TiNiSn, TiNi{sub 2-x}Sn, Ti{sub 2}Ni{sub 2}Sn, and Ti{sub 5}NiSn{sub 3}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Three ternary compounds exist in Ti-Ni-Sb system at 873 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The TiNi{sub 2}Sb compound is absent.

Romaka, V.V., E-mail: romakav@yahoo.com [Department of Materials Engineering and Applied Physics, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ustyyanovycha Str. 5, 79013 Lviv (Ukraine); Rogl, P. [Institut fur Physikalische Chemie der Universitat Wien, Wahringerstrabe 42, A-1090 Wien (Austria); Romaka, L.; Stadnyk, Yu. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla and Mefodiya Str. 6, 79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Melnychenko, N.; Grytsiv, A.; Falmbigl, M. [Institut fur Physikalische Chemie der Universitat Wien, Wahringerstrabe 42, A-1090 Wien (Austria); Skryabina, N. [Perm State University, Bukireva Str. 15, 614990 Perm (Russian Federation)

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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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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

154

On the road to doubly-magic {sup 48}Ni  

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A relativistic primary beam of {sup 58}Ni from the SIS synchrotron at GSI was used to produce proton-rich isotopes in the titanium-to-nickel region by projectile fragmention at the FRS. We report here on the first observation of the T{sub z}=-7/2 nuclei {sup 45}Fe and {sup 49}Ni. In addition, the new isotope {sup 42}Cr (T{sub z}=-3) was identified. This opens the route to the yet unobserved doubly-magic nucleus {sup 48}Ni.

Blank, B.; Czajkowski, S.; Davi, F.; Del Moral, R.; Dufour, J. P.; Fleury, A.; Marchand, C.; Pravikoff, M. S. [Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan, F-33175 Gradignan Cedex (France); Benlliure, J.; Boue, F.; Collatz, R.; Heinz, A.; Hellstroem, M.; Hu, Z.; Roeckl, E.; Shibata, M.; Suemmerer, K. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung, Planckstr. 1, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Lewitowicz, M. [Grand Accelerateur National des Ions Lourds, B.P. 5027, F-14021 Caen Cedex (France); Janas, Z.; Karny, M. [Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Warsaw, PL-00-681 Warsaw, Hoza 69 (Poland)] (and others)

1998-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Pd...

Marin-Rosas, Celia

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

156

Ni(NiO)/single-walled carbon nanotubes composite: Synthesis of electro-deposition, gas sensing property for NO gas and density functional theory calculation  

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Graphical abstract: The Ni(NiO)/semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes composite collected from the cathode after electro-deposition shows a high sensitivity to low-concentration NO gas at room temperature (18 C). Display Omitted Highlights: ? Ni(NiO) nanoparticles were deposited on semiconducting SWCNTs by electro-deposition. ? Ni(NiO)/semiconducting SWCNTs film shows a high sensitivity to NO gas at 18 C. ?Theoretical calculation reveals electron transfer from SWCNTs to NO via Ni. -- Abstract: Single-walled carbon nanotubes which contains metallic SWCNTs (m-SWCNTs) and semiconducting SWCNTs (s-SWCNTs) have been obtained under electric arc discharge. Their separation can be effectively achieved by the electro-deposition method. The Ni(NiO)/s-SWCNTs composite was found on cathode where Ni was partially oxidized to NiO at ambient condition with Ni(NiO) nanoparticles deposited uniformly on the bundles of SWCNTs. These results were confirmed by Raman spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UVvisNIR and TG characterizations. Furthermore, investigation of the gas sensing property of Ni(NiO)/s-SWCNTs composite film to NO gas at 18 C demonstrated the sensitivity was approximately 5% at the concentration of 97 ppb. Moreover, density functional theory (DFT) calculations were performed to explore the sensing mechanism which suggested the adsorption of NO molecules onto the composite through NNi interaction as well as the proposition of electron transfer mechanisms from SWCNTs to NO via the Ni medium.

Li, Li; Zhang, Guo; Chen, Lei [Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering Process and Technology for High-efficiency Conversion, College of Heilongjiang Province, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering Process and Technology for High-efficiency Conversion, College of Heilongjiang Province, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China); Bi, Hong-Mei [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China); Shi, Ke-Ying, E-mail: shikeying2008@yahoo.cn [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

The stellar (n,gamma) cross section of 62Ni  

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The 62Ni(n,gamma)63Ni(t_1/2=100+-2 yrs) reaction plays an important role in the control of the flow path of the slow neutron-capture (s-) nucleosynthesis process. We have measured for the first time the total cross section of this reaction for a quasi-Maxwellian (kT = 25 keV) neutron flux. The measurement was performed by fast-neutron activation, combined with accelerator mass spectrometry to detect directly the 63Ni product nuclei. The experimental value of 28.4+-2.8 mb, fairly consistent with a recent theoretical estimate, affects the calculated net yield of 62Ni itself and the whole distribution of nuclei with 62

158

Transverse acoustic actuation of Ni-Mn-Ga single crystals  

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Two methods for the transverse acoustic actuation of {110}-cut Ni-Mn-Ga single crystals are discussed. In this actuation mode, crystals are used that have the {110}- type twinning planes parallel to the base of the crystal. ...

Simon, Jesse Matthew

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Fr skulares Gleichgewicht gilt: bzw. Ai = iNi  

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Potts 1987 #12;Für säkulares Gleichgewicht gilt: 1N1 = 2N2 A1 = A2 bzw. Ai = iNi z. B. (230Th/238U

Siebel, Wolfgang

160

Thermal behavior simulation of Ni/MH battery  

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Thermal behavior of overcharged Ni/MH battery is studied with microcalorimeter. The battery is installed in a special device in ... Quantity of heat and heat capacity of the battery charged at different state of ...

DaHe Li; Kai Yang; Shi Chen; Feng Wu

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrodeposition of amorphous matrix Ni-W/Wp̳ composites  

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An amorphous Ni-W alloy matrix was incorporated with W particulate through two types of electrodeposition. The plating bath for the electrodeposition contained nickel sulfate, sodium tungstate, sodium citrate, ammonium ...

Jenket, Donald R. (Donald Robert)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

High-temperature phase stability and tribological properties of laser clad Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi metal silicide coatings  

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Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi wear-resistant metal silicide composite coatings consisting of Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si primary dendrite and interdendritic Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi eutectic were fabricated on substrate of an austenitic stainless steel AISI321 by laser cladding using Ni-Mo-Si elemental powder blends. The high-temperature structural stability of the coating was evaluated by aging at 800 deg. C for 1-50 h. High-temperature sliding wear resistance of the as-laser clad and aged coatings was evaluated at 600 deg. C. Results indicate that the Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi metal silicides coating has excellent high temperature phase stability. No phase transformation except the dissolution of the eutectic Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si and the corresponding growth of the Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si primary dendrite and no elemental diffusion from the coating into the substrate were detected after aging the coating at 800 deg. C for 50 h. Aging of the coating at 800 deg. C leads to gradual dissolution of the interdendritic eutectic Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si and subsequent formation of a dual-phase structure with equiaxed Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si primary grains distributed in the NiSi single-phase matrix. Because of the strong covalent-dominated atomic bonds and high volume fraction of the ternary metal silicide Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si, both the original and the aged Mo{sub 2}Ni{sub 3}Si/NiSi coating has excellent wear resistance under pin-on-disc high-temperature sliding wear test conditions, although hardness of the aged coating is slightly lower than that of the as-clad coating.

Lu, X.D. [Laboratory of Laser Materials Processing and Surface Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University (China); Wang, H.M. [Laboratory of Laser Materials Processing and Surface Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University (China)]. E-mail: wanghuaming@263.net

2004-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

163

Shape memory behavior of ultrafine grained NiTi and TiNiPd shape memory alloys  

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The cyclic instability in shape memory characteristics of NiTi-based shape memory alloys (SMAs), such as transformation temperatures, transformation and irrecoverable strains and transformation hysteresis upon thermal and mechanical cycling limits...

Kockar, Benat

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

164

The wetting behavior of NiAl and NiPtAl on polycrystalline alumina  

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In order to understand the beneficial effect of Pt on the adherence of thermally grown alumina scales, sessile drop experiments were performed to study the wetting of poly-crystalline alumina by nickel-aluminum alloys with or without platinum addition where the amount of Pt ranged from 2.4 to 10 at.%. Subsequent interfacial structure was evaluated using atomic force microscopy. Platinum addition enhances the wettability of NiAl alloys on alumina, reduces the oxide/alloy interface energy and increases the interfacial mass transport rates.

Saiz, Eduardo; Gauffier, Antoine; Saiz, Eduardo; Tomsia, Antoni P.; Hou, Peggy Y.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Electronic structure mechanism of spin-polarized electron transport in a NiC60Ni system  

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between Ni leads. The tunnel current has a much higher magnitude when Ni is bonded to hole sites (H6, H5) than at bridge sites (B66, B56) of the fullerene cage. Furthermore, the magnitude of junction. For example, the B66 site is the bridge site over a C@C double bond, the B56 site is the bridge site over a C

Pandey, Ravi

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Sol-gel-derived NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxygen carriers for chemical-looping combustion by coal char  

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This paper focuses on the investigation of Ni-based oxygen carriers for CLC by coal char. First, Al(OC{sub 3}H{sub 7}){sub 3} and Ni(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} are selected as the main raw materials to prepare sol-gel-derived NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxygen carriers. The oxygen carrier with a mass content of 60% NiO, a sintering temperature of 1300{sup o}C, and a sintering time of 6 h performs comparatively well. Second, the reduction reaction of the NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxygen carriers with char and the circular reduction/oxidation reactions of the NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxygen carriers with char/air or hydrogen/air are carried out in a thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) instrument to investigate the reactivities and chemical life of the prepared NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} oxygen carriers. The experimental results show that (a) when the TGA temperature is higher than 850{sup o}C, NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} starts to react with coal char rapidly, which indicates that CLC of coal char using NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} as oxygen carriers is a feasible technology of energy utilization in principle; (b) NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}, which maintains its activity over single-cycle reduction/oxidation reactions with char/air or multiple-cycle reduction/oxidation reactions with hydrogen/air, exhibits extremely good recyclablity; (c) the porous beehive structure of the NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} particle is maintained, and the sintering behavior between different particles is not observed during cyclic studies. Those experimental results prove the sol-gel-derived oxygen carrier NiO/NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} is capable of being used in chemical-looping combustion fueled by coal char or H{sub 2}. 51 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs.

Haibo Zhao; Liming Liu; Baowen Wang; Di Xu; Linlin Jiang; Chuguang Zheng [Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China). State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion

2008-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

167

Modified Ni-Cu catalysts for ethanol steam reforming  

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Three Ni-Cu catalysts, having different Cu content, supported on ?-alumina were synthesized by wet co-impregnation method, characterized and tested in the ethanol steam reforming (ESR) reaction. The catalysts were characterized for determination of: total surface area and porosity (N{sub 2} adsorption - desorption using BET and Dollimer Heal methods), Ni surface area (hydrogen chemisorption), crystallinity and Ni crystallites size (X-Ray Diffraction), type of catalytic active centers (Hydrogen Temperature Programmed Reduction). Total surface area and Ni crystallites size are not significantly influenced by the addition of Cu, while Ni surface area is drastically diminished by increasing of Cu concentration. Steam reforming experiments were performed at atmospheric pressure, temperature range 150-350C, and ethanol - water molar ration of 1 at 30, using Ar as carrier gas. Ethanol conversion and hydrogen production increase by the addition of Cu. At 350C there is a direct connection between hydrogen production and Cu concentration. Catalysts deactivation in 24h time on stream was studied by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) on used catalysts. Coke deposition was observed at all studied temperatures; at 150C amorphous carbon was evidenced, while at 350C crystalline, filamentous carbon is formed.

Dan, M.; Mihet, M.; Almasan, V.; Borodi, G. [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Street, 400293, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Street, 400293, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Katona, G.; Muresan, L. [Univ. Babes Bolyai, Fac. Chem. and Chem. Eng.,11 Arany Janos, 400028, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [Univ. Babes Bolyai, Fac. Chem. and Chem. Eng.,11 Arany Janos, 400028, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Lazar, M. D., E-mail: diana.lazar@itim-cj.ro [65-103 Donath Street (Romania)

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

168

Bimetallic Fe-Ni Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion  

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The relative abundance, low cost, and low toxicity of iron make Fe-based oxygen carriers of great interest for chemical looping combustion (CLC), an emerging technology for clean and efficient combustion of fossil and renewable fuels. However, Fe also shows much lower reactivity than other metals (such as Ni and Cu). Here, we demonstrate strong improvement of Fe-based carriers by alloying the metal phase with Ni. Through a combination of carrier synthesis and characterization with thermogravimetric and fixed-bed reactor studies, we demonstrate that the addition of Ni results in a significant enhancement in activity as well as an increase in selectivity for total oxidation. Furthermore, comparing alumina and ceria as support materials highlights the fact that reducible supports can result in a strong increase in oxygen carrier utilization.

Bhavsar, Saurabh; Veser, Goetz

2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

169

Superconductivity in SrNi2P2 single crystals  

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Heat capacity, magnetic susceptibility, and resistivity of SrNi{sub 2}P{sub 2} single crystals are presented, illustrating the structural transition at 325 K, and bulk superconductivity at 1.4 K. The magnitude of {Tc}, fits to the heat capacity data, the small upper critical field H{sub c2} = 390 Oe, and {kappa} = 2.1 suggests a conventional fully gapped superconductor. With applied pressure we find that superconductivity persists into the so-called 'collapsed tetragonal' phase, although the transition temperature is monotonically suppressed with increasing pressure. This argues that reduced dimensionality can be a mechanism for increasing the transition temperatures of layered NiP, as well as layered FeAs and NiAs, superconductors.

Ronning, Filip [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bauer, Eric D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Tuscon [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thompson, Joe D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Effect of nickel loading on the activity of Ni/ZrO2 for methane steam reforming at low temperature  

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The effect of Ni loading on the catalytic activity of Ni/ZrO2 catalyst for methane steam reforming was investigated. The sample containing 15 wt...

Long Q. Nguyen; Leonila C. Abella

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

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...

Akin, Erhan

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

172

SciTech Connect: Neutron Scattering of CeNi at the SNS-ORNL:...  

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Conference: Neutron Scattering of CeNi at the SNS-ORNL: A Preliminary Report Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Neutron Scattering of CeNi at the SNS-ORNL: A Preliminary...

173

Textural Characterization of Pilc Montmorillonite Pillared with Binary Oxides LaNiOx  

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Montmorillonite pillared clay was synthesized by intercalation of binuclear complex of the form NiLa(fsaen)NO3 and subsequent calcination at 500C. The binary oxides of the form NiLaOx thus created inside the lay...

S. P. Skaribas; P. J. Pomonis; P. Grange

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

E-Print Network 3.0 - alloy fracture cu-ni Sample Search Results  

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fracture cu-ni Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alloy fracture cu-ni Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Ris-R-1276(EN) Final Report...

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X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Ni-K edge in Stackhousia tryonii Bailey hyperaccumulator  

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X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the NiK edge inin vivo by micro x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) at theNiK edge. Both x-ray absorption near edge structure and

Kachenko, A.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Piezospectroscopic study of substitutional Ni in ZnO  

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The effect of uniaxial stress on the electronic {sup 3}T{sub 1}(F)?{sup 3}T{sub 2}(F) transitions of Ni{sup 2+} in ZnO at 4216, 4240, and 4247 cm{sup ?1} is investigated by means of Fourier transform IR absorption spectroscopy. A stress Hamiltonian is constructed which accounts for the behavior of these transitions under uniaxial stress. It is shown that the split pattern and polarization properties of these IR absorption lines are consistent with a dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the {sup 3}T{sub 2}(F) state of Ni.

Lavrov, E. V.; Herklotz, F. [Technische Universitt Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Kutin, Y. S. [Kazan Federal University, Federal Center of Shared Facilities, 420008 Kazan (Russian Federation)

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

177

Kinetics of Mixed Ni-Al Precipitate Formation on a Soil Clay Fraction  

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Kinetics of Mixed Ni-Al Precipitate Formation on a Soil Clay Fraction D A R R Y L R . R O B E R Management Laboratory, Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland The kinetics of mixed Ni-Al Ni- Al LDH formation. The initial Ni concentration was 3 mM with a solid/solution ratio of 10 g L-1

Sparks, Donald L.

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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

179

Shape memory response of ni2mnga and nimncoin magnetic shape memory alloys under compression  

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In this study, the shape memory response of Ni2MnGa and NiMnCoIn magnetic shape memory alloys was observed under compressive stresses. Ni2MnGa is a magnetic shape memory alloy (MSMA) that has been shown to exhibit fully reversible, stressassisted...

Brewer, Andrew Lee

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

180

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

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Vacancy-Vacancy Interactions in NiAl Matthew O. Zacate and Gary S. Collins  

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Vacancy-Vacancy Interactions in NiAl Matthew O. Zacate and Gary S. Collins Department of Physics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA Keywords: point defect, vacancy, defect interaction, intermetallic compound, perturbed angular correlation, PAC, NiAl Abstract. Interactions between Ni vacancies

Collins, Gary S.

182

Monopole resonance strengths in Ni-58 and Pb-208  

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Giant monopole resonance strengths were obtained from small angle inelastic alpha scattering on Ni-58 and Pb-208 using deformed potential and folding models. Folding model analyses increase the sum rule strength in both nuclei, with 160% of the E0...

Youngblood, David H.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Precipitation in 9Ni-12Cr-2Cu maraging steels  

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Two maraging steels with the compositions 9Ni-12Cr-2Cu-4Mo (wt%) and 9Ni-12Cr-2Cu and with small additions of Al and Ti were investigated using atom probe field ion microscopy. Tomographic atom probe investigations were performed to clarify the spatial distribution of elements in and close to the precipitates. Materials heat treated at 475 C for 5, 25 min, 1, 2, 4 and 400 h were analyzed. Precipitates in the Mo-rich material were observed already after 5 min of aging, while in the material without MO, precipitation started later. In both materials precipitation begins with the formation of Cu-rich particles which work as nucleation sites for a Ni-rich phase of type Ni{sub 3}(Ti,Al). A Mo-rich phase was detected in the Mo-rich steel after 2 h of aging. The distribution of alloying elements in the precipitates, their role in the precipitation process, and the mechanism of hardening in the two materials are discussed.

Stiller, K.; Haettestrand, M. [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Physics] [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Physics; Danoix, F. [Univ. de Rouen, Mont Saint Aignan (France). Lab. de Microscopie Ionique] [Univ. de Rouen, Mont Saint Aignan (France). Lab. de Microscopie Ionique

1998-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

184

Metal-to-Semiconductor Transition in Hexagonal NiS  

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Recent electrical resistivity measurements have shown that the hexagonal form of stoichiometric NiS exhibits an abrupt metal-to-semiconductor transition at 264K. Neutron diffraction studies have shown that a first-order paramagnetic-to-antiferromagnetic transition also occurs at 264K. No crystal lattice distortion is observed at the transition nor detected at 4.2K, suggesting that this may be a transition of the kind considered by Adler and Brooks. The measured magnetic moment at 4.2K is 1.660.08 ?? and at 260K it is 150.0.10 ?? indicating that the sublattice magnetization is within 10% of saturation immediately upon ordering. The neutron data also shown that no more than about 1% of the Ni atoms migrate to tetragonal interstitial sites on warming from 4.2K to room temperature. Thus, Ni atom migration apparently plays no part in this transition. The powder magnetic susceptibility is 2.2410-6 emu/g at 300K and is virtually temperature-independent above the transition. ? increases abruptly at 264K by about 15% and exhibits some field-cooling effects. Studies on the compounds NiXS, for X=1.01,0.99,0.97,and0.94 show that excess sulfur lowers the transition temperature.

JOSEPH T. SPARKS and TED KOMOTO

1968-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Directional solidification studies in Ni-Al alloys  

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Three solid phases are involved in the phase equilibria of the intermetallic compound Ni{sub 3}Al near its melting point, {beta}, {gamma}{prime}(Ni{sub 3}Al), and {gamma}. The generally-accepted phase diagram involves a eutectic reaction between {beta}{prime} and {gamma}, but some recent studies agree with an older diagram due to Schramm, which has a eutectic reaction between the {beta} and {gamma}{prime} phases. The phase equilibria near Ni{sub 3}Al compositions was evaluated using quenched directional solidification experiments, that preserve the microstructures tonned at the solidification front, and using diffusion couple experiments. These experiments show that eutectic forms between {beta} and {gamma}{prime} phases, as in the Schramm diagram. Growth and phase transformations of these three phases are also studied in the directional solidification experiments. Microstructure analysis shows that etching of Ni{sub 3}Al({gamma}{prime}) is very sensitive to small composition variations and crystallographic orientation changes. The eutectic solidification study confirms that the equilibrium eutectic is {gamma}{prime}+{beta}, and that the metastable {gamma}+{beta} eutectic might be also produced in this system according to the impurities, solidification rates, and composition variations.

Lee, Je-hyun

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

NTS-2 Ni-H/sub 2/ battery - an update  

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This paper presents an extensive data base for future Ni-H/sub 2/ spacecraft batteries. End of-discharge (EOD) voltages for the eight eclipse seasons are presented along with long-term pressure data derived from a strain gauge mounted on the dome of a cell. The use of temperature for charge control is also evaluated. 5 refs.

Stockel, J.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Investigating magnetic proximity effects in NiO/Pd with polarized neutron reflectometry  

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With polarized neutron reflectometry we investigated NiO/Pd heterostructures for the presence of a magnetic proximity effect, which is expected to produce an induced ferromagnetic moment in Pd. Using a specific isotope mixture of Ni in the preparation of NiO, the chemical contrast across the Pd/NiO interface was greatly suppressed, thus enhancing sensitivity to magnetic contrast at the reflecting interface. Despite enhanced sensitivity, no evidence for a proximity effect was observed. If present, the magnetic moment per Pd atom could not be more than 0.01?B, regardless of Pd layer thickness, crystalline interface orientation, and number of NiO/Pd bilayers.

A. Hoffmann; M. R. Fitzsimmons; J. A. Dura; C. F. Majkrzak

2001-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

188

Interdiffusion in NiMnSb/V/NiMnSb: X-ray and neutron reflectivity investigation of ion beam sputtered trilayer systems  

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The new trilayer system NiMnSb/V/NiMnSb on MgO(001) was investigated by means of vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), x-ray, and neutron reflectivity. VSM revealed a coercive field H{sub c}=23 Oe and a hysteresis loop similar to that of an uncoupled ferromagnet. The x-ray and neutron reflectivity data proved that interface roughnesses of 10 {Angstrom} are present. A detailed analysis yielded significant interdiffusion at the NiMnSb/V interfaces which is one possible explanation for the weak magnetoresistance effect measured in similar NiMnSb-based multilayer systems. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Schlomka, J.; Tolan, M.; Press, W. [Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, 24098 Leibnizstrasse 17-19, Kiel (Germany)] [Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, 24098 Leibnizstrasse 17-19, Kiel (Germany); Fitzsimmons, M.R. [Manuel Lujan, Jr. Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Manuel Lujan, Jr. Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Siebrecht, R. [Institut Laue-Langevin, 38042 Grenoble, Cedex 9 (France)] [Institut Laue-Langevin, 38042 Grenoble, Cedex 9 (France); Schubert, D.W. [GKSS Forschungszentrum, 21502 Geesthacht (Germany)] [GKSS Forschungszentrum, 21502 Geesthacht (Germany); Simon, P. [Max Planck Institut fuer Polymerforschung, 55021 Mainz (Germany)] [Max Planck Institut fuer Polymerforschung, 55021 Mainz (Germany)

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

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

190

Low-temperature magnetization in Ni-rich gamma-Ni100-x-yFexVy alloys  

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is antiferromagnetic) suppresses the ferromagnetic order in the NiFe binary alloys. The magnetization of the alloys with low V (y less than or equal to 11 at. %) has shown a good fit to only the spin-wave T-3/2 term whereas the data for the high V (gamma greater than...

Chakraborty, S.; Mukherjee, GD; Rathnayaka, KDD; Naugle, Donald G.; Majumdar, AK.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Effect of Composition on the Solidification Behavior of Several Ni-Cr-Mo and Fe-Ni-Cr-Mo Alloys  

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simulate the solidifi- cation behavior of dissimilar welds made between AL-6XN and Ni-base filler metals.[3 differential thermal analysis (DTA) samples and welded specimens. This explains the in- variance of the amount of eutectic constituent observed in the microstructure in the welded and DTA conditions. Multicomponent

DuPont, John N.

192

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

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releases heat into the middle and upper troposphere. This heat provides a source of energy to drive global wind fields that extend El Ni~no's influence to remote parts of the planet. Altered circulation patterns produce droughts, floods, unusual storminess, heat waves, and other weather extremes that have

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 38, NO. 4, JULY 2002 1803 New Ni5Al3 Underlayer for Longitudinal  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 38, NO. 4, JULY 2002 1803 New Ni5Al3 Underlayer--We describe a new Ni5Al3 underlayer for high-den- sity longitudinal magnetic recording. The Ni5Al3 underlayer has the FCC derivative Ga3Pt5 structure. The Ni5Al3 (221) plane has good lattice match with the Co

Laughlin, David E.

194

In situ Study of the Formation of Silicide Phases in Amorphous Ni-Si Mixed Layers  

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In this paper, we investigated Ni silicide phase formation when Si is added within an as deposited 50 nm Ni film. A series of 22 samples with a Si content varying from 0 to 50 at.% was prepared and systematically investigated with in situ x-ray diffraction. The inert oxide substrate was used to identify the phases which first crystallize in an amorphous Ni-Si mixture of a given concentration. The noncongruent silicides Ni{sub 3}Si and Ni{sub 3}Si{sub 2} are never observed to crystallize readily out of the mixture. A remarkable observation is the initial crystallization at low temperature of a hexagonal Ni-silicide, observed over a broad mixed layer composition [35-49%Si]; this hexagonal phase nucleates readily as a single phase [39-47%Si] or together with Ni{sub 2}Si [35-38%Si] or NiSi [49%Si]. This low-temperature phase is related to the high temperature {theta}-phase, but covers a wide composition range up to 47%Si. For the same Ni-Si films deposited on Si(100), the initial nucleation of the Ni(Si) mixture is similar as for the samples deposited on SiO{sub 2}, such that the complex sequence of metal-rich Ni-silicide phases typically observed during Ni/Si reactions is modified. For samples containing more than 21%Si, a simpler sequential phase formation was observed upon annealing. From pole figures, the phase formation sequence was observed to have a significant influence on the texture of the technologically relevant NiSi phase. For mixture composition ranging from 38% to 43%Si, the initial transient {theta}-phase appears extremely textured on Si(100). The observed transient appearance of a hexagonal phase is of importance in understanding the phase formation mechanisms in the Ni-Si system.

Van Bockstael, C.; Detavernier, C; Van Meirhaeghe, R; Jordan-Sweet, J; Lavoie, C

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Ni-Base Alloys [Corrosion and  

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LWRs > Environmentally Assisted LWRs > Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Ni-Base Alloys Capabilities Materials Testing Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC) of Reactor Materials Corrosion Performance/Metal Dusting Overview Light Water Reactors Fatigue Testing of Carbon Steels and Low-Alloy Steels Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Ni-Base Alloys Irradiation-Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steels Steam Generator Tube Integrity Program Air Oxidation Kinetics for Zr-based Alloys Fossil Energy Fusion Energy Metal Dusting Publications List Irradiated Materials Steam Generator Tube Integrity Other Facilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Corrosion and Mechanics of Materials Light Water Reactors

196

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 to reveal the local film structure on a nanometer scale. At both temperatures, we find that exposure to molecular oxygen leads to the destabilization of the Ag film with subsequent relocation of the silver atoms to small few-layer-thick silver patches and concurrent evolution of NiO(111) regions. Subsequent exposure of the oxidized surface to ethylene initiates the transformation of bilayer islands back into monolayer islands, demonstrating at least partial reversibility of the silver relocation process at 600 K.

A Meyer; I Flege; S Senanayake; B Kaemena; R Rettew; F Alamgir; J Falta

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

197

Coulomb excitation of $^{68}$Ni at safe energies  

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The $B(E2;0^+\\to2^+)$ value in $^{68}$Ni has been measured using Coulomb excitation at safe energies. The $^{68}$Ni radioactive beam was post-accelerated at the ISOLDE facility (CERN) to 2.9 MeV/u. The emitted $\\gamma$ rays were detected by the MINIBALL detector array. A kinematic particle reconstruction was performed in order to increase the measured c.m. angular range of the excitation cross section. The obtained value of 2.8$^{+1.2}_{-1.0}$ 10$^2$ e$^2$fm$^4$ is in good agreement with the value measured at intermediate energy Coulomb excitation, confirming the low $0^+\\to2^+$ transition probability.

N. Bree; I. Stefanescu; P. A. Butler; J. Cederkll; T. Davinson; P. Delahaye; J. Eberth; D. Fedorov; V. N. Fedosseev; L. M. Fraile; S. Franchoo; G. Georgiev; K. Gladnishki; M. Huyse; O. Ivanov; J. Iwanicki; J. Jolie; U. Kster; Th. Krll; R. Krcken; B. A. Marsh; O. Niedermaier; P. Reiter; H. Scheit; D. Schwalm; T. Sieber; J. Van de Walle; P. Van Duppen; N. Warr; D. Weisshaar; F. Wenander; S. Zemlyanoy

2008-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

198

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...

Karaca, Haluk Ersin

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

199

Electron Density Distributions Calculated for the Nickel Sulfides Millerite, Vaesite, and Heazlewoodite and Nickel Metal: A Case for the Importance of Ni-Ni Bond Paths for  

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Electron Density Distributions Calculated for the Nickel Sulfides Millerite, Vaesite, and Heazlewoodite and Nickel Metal: A Case for the Importance of Ni-Ni Bond Paths for Electron Transport G. V. Gibbs point properties (the electron density (F) and the Hessian of F at the bond critical points (bcp

Downs, Robert T.

200

Formation and Stability of Ni-Al Hydroxide Phases in Soils  

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The formation of mixed metal-aluminum hydroxide surface precipitates is a potentially significant uptake route for trace metals (including Co, Ni, and Zn) in environmental systems. This paper investigates the effect of mixed Ni-Al hydroxide precipitate formation and aging on Ni solubility and bioavailability in laboratory contaminated soils. Two Delaware agricultural soils were reacted with a 3 mM Ni solution for 12 months at pH's above and below the threshold for mixed Ni-Al hydroxide formation. Ni speciation was determined at 1, 6, and 12 months using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). Precipitate solubility was examined through desorption experiments using HNO{sub 3} and EDTA as desorbing agents, whereas metal bioavailability was assessed using a Ni-specific bacterial biosensor. For both soils, the formation of Ni-Al hydroxide surface precipitates resulted in a reduction in the fraction of desorbed and bioavailable Ni. However, precipitate dissolution was greater, particularly with EDTA, than in published studies on isolated soil clay fractions, and less affected by aging processes. These results suggest that mixed Ni-Al hydroxide phases forming in real world environments may be both longer-lasting and more susceptible to ligand-promoted dissolution than previously expected.

Peltier, E.; Van Der Lelie, D; Sparks, D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic structure of Co-Ni-Ga Heusler alloys studied by resonant photoemission  

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The electronic structures of Co{sub 2.01}Ni{sub 1.05}Ga{sub 0.94} and Co{sub 1.76}Ni{sub 1.46}Ga{sub 0.78} Heusler alloys have been investigated by resonant photoemission spectroscopy across the 3p-3d transition of Co and Ni. For the Ni excess composition Co{sub 1.76}Ni{sub 1.46}Ga{sub 0.78}, the valence band peak shows a shift of 0.25 eV as compared to the near stoichiometric composition Co{sub 2.01}N1{sub 1.05}Ga{sub 0.94}. Also an enhancement is observed in the Ni related satellite features in the valence band for the Ni excess composition. Due to hybridization of Co and Ni 3d states in these systems, the Co and Ni 3p-3d resonance energies are found to be higher as compared to Co and Ni metals. Theoretical first principle calculation is performed to understand the features in the valence band and the shape of the resonance profile.

Baral, Madhusmita, E-mail: madhusmita@rrcat.gov.in; Banik, Soma, E-mail: madhusmita@rrcat.gov.in; Ganguli, Tapas, E-mail: madhusmita@rrcat.gov.in; Chakrabarti, Aparna, E-mail: madhusmita@rrcat.gov.in; Deb, S. K. [Indus Synchrotrons Utilization Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore-452013 (India); Thamizhavel, A. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005 (India); Wadikar, Avinash; Phase, D. M. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore-452017 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

202

Proton spectroscopy of 48Ni, 46Fe, and 44Cr  

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Results of decay spectroscopy on nuclei in vicinity of the doubly magic 48Ni are presented. The measurements were performed with a Time Projection Chamber with optical readout which records tracks of ions and protons in the gaseous volume. Six decays of 48Ni including four events of two-proton ground-state radioactivity were recorded. An advanced reconstruction procedure yielded the 2p decay energy for 48Ni of Q2p = 1.29(4) MeV. In addition, the energy spectra of \\b{eta}-delayed protons emitted in the decays of 44Cr and 46Fe, as well as half-lives and branching ratios were determined. The results were found to be consistent with the previous measurements made with Si detectors. A new proton line in the decay of 44Cr corresponding to the decay energy of 760 keV is reported. The first evidence for the \\b{eta}2p decay of 46 Fe, based on one clear event, is shown.

M. Pomorski; M. Pftzner; W. Dominik; R. Grzywacz; A. Stolz; T. Baumann; J. S. Berryman; H. Czyrkowski; R. D?browski; A. Fija?kowska; T. Ginter; J. Johnson; G. Kami?ski; N. Larson; S. N. Liddick; M. Madurga; C. Mazzocchi; S. Mianowski; K. Miernik; D. Miller; S. Paulauskas; J. Pereira; K. P. Rykaczewski; S. Suchyta

2014-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

203

Single-crystal neutron diffraction studies on Ni-based metal-pnictide superconductor BaNi2As2  

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We report the results of single-crystal neutron diffraction studies of the superconductor BaNi{sub 2}As{sub 2}. The experiments were performed on a tiny crystal of mass 0.8 mg at several temperatures between 20 and 200 K using the Single Crystal Diffractometer, SCD, at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. Above 130 K, BaNi{sub 2}As{sub 2} crystallizes in the tetragonal ThCr{sub 2}Si{sub 2} structure. Our neutron diffraction data corroborate a first-order structural transition around 130 K with a relatively large hysteresis of about 10K, in agreement with observations from bulk studies. The anisotropic thermal displacement coefficients are enhanced along c-axis approaching the transition, and a splitting is observed for in-plane type reflections below the transition, which is evidence for a change in crystal structure.

Kothapalli, Karunakar [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ronning, F [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bauer, E D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schultz, A J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nakotte, Heinz [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Ni62(n,?) and Ni63(n,?) cross sections measured at the n_TOF facility at CERN  

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The cross section of the Ni62(n,?) reaction was measured with the time-of-flight technique at the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN. Capture kernels of 42 resonances were analyzed up to 200 keV neutron energy and Maxwellian averaged cross sections (MACS) from kT= 5100 keV were calculated. With a total uncertainty of 4.5%, the stellar cross section is in excellent agreement with the the KADoNiS compilation at kT=30 keV, while being systematically lower up to a factor of 1.6 at higher stellar temperatures. The cross section of the Ni63(n,?) reaction was measured for the first time at n_TOF. We determined unresolved cross sections from 10 to 270 keV with a systematic uncertainty of 17%. These results provide fundamental constraints on s-process production of heavier species, especially the production of Cu in massive stars, which serve as the dominant source of Cu in the solar system.

C. Lederer et al. (n_TOF Collaboration)

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

205

Computational Study of Sulfurnickel Interactions: A New SNi Phase Diagram  

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Prediction of the interactions between H2S-contaminated hydrogen fuel and Ni surfaces under conditions similar to those for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) operation using DFT (density function theory) calculations (with thermodynamic corrections) has resulted in a new SNi phase diagram, which suggests the existence of an intermediate state between clean Ni surfaces and nickel sulfides sulfur atoms adsorbed on Ni surfaces. This prediction is consistent with many experimental observations relevant to sulfur poisoning of Nibased anodes in SOFCs, which cannot be explained using the existing SNi bulk phase diagram from classical thermodynamics. The accurate prediction of the adsorption phase is vital to a fundamental understanding of the sulfur poisoning mechanism of Ni-based anodes under SOFC operating conditions.

Wang, Jeng-Han; Liu, Meilin

2007-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

206

PT AND PT/NI "NEEDLE" ELETROCATALYSTS ON CARBON NANOTUBES WITH HIGH ACTIVITY FOR THE ORR  

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Platinum and platinum/nickel alloy electrocatalysts supported on graphitized (gCNT) or nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes (nCNT) are prepared and characterized. Pt deposition onto carbon nanotubes results in Pt 'needle' formations that are 3.5 nm in diameter and {approx}100 nm in length. Subsequent Ni deposition and heat treatment results in PtNi 'needles' with an increased diameter. All Pt and Pt/Ni materials were tested as electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The Pt and Pt/Ni catalysts showed excellent performance for the ORR, with the heat treated PtNi/gCNT (1.06 mA/cm{sup 2}) and PtNi/nCNT (0.664 mA/cm{sup 2}) showing the highest activity.

Colon-Mercado, H.

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

207

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

Boyer, Edmond

208

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

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Ni(II) Sorption on Biogenic Mn-Oxides with Varying Mn Octahedral Layer Structure M E N G Q I A N G(II) sorption mechanisms were determined at pH 7 and at different Ni(II) loadings, using isotherm and extended X in the interlayer of the BioMnOx and the maximum Ni(II) sorption capacity increases as the formation pH of Bio

Sparks, Donald L.

209

NiSource Energy Technologies Inc.: System Integration of Distributed Power for Complete Building Systems  

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Summarizes NiSource Energy Technologies' work under contract to DOE's Distribution and Interconnection R&D. Includes studying distributed generation interconnection issues and CHP system performance.

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2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

NiSource Energy Technologies: Optimizing Combined Heat and Power Systems  

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Summarizes NiSource Energy Technologies' work under contract to DOE's Distribution and Interconnection R&D. Includes studying distributed generation interconnection issues and CHP system performance.

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2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Reducible Supports for Ni-based Oxygen Carriers in Chemical Looping Combustion  

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Reducible Supports for Ni-based Oxygen Carriers in Chemical Looping Combustion ... Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research2014 53 (42), 16341-16348 ...

Saurabh Bhavsar; Gtz Veser

2013-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

212

Effect of Pt addition on Ni silicide formation at low temperature: Growth, redistribution, and solubility  

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The formation of Ni silicide during the reaction between Ni(5% Pt) and a Si(100) substrate has been analyzed by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), in situ x-ray diffraction (XRD), cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and {sup 4}He{sup +} Rutherford backscattering. The DSC measurements show evidence of the Ni{sub 2}Si nucleation followed by lateral growth formation. In situ XRD and TEM have been used to investigate the sequence of formation of the silicides. These experiments show that the formations of Ni{sub 2}Si and NiSi occur simultaneously in the presence of the Pt alloy. The redistribution of platinum at different stages of the Ni silicide growth has been determined. We have estimated the solubility limit of platinum (1 at. % at 573 K) in the Ni{sub 2}Si phase by extrapolation from a measured value at 1073 K. This redistribution is explained in terms of the solubility limits and the diffusion of Pt in the Ni{sub 2}Si and NiSi phases. Pt is more likely to reside at the silicide grain boundaries and the interfaces where it can slow down the silicide growth kinetics.

Hoummada, K.; Perrin-Pellegrino, C.; Mangelinck, D. [Aix-Marseille Universite, IM2NP, Campus de Saint-Jerome, Avenue Escadrille Normandie Niemen-Case 142, F-13397 Marseille Cedex (France); CNRS, IM2NP (UMR 6242), Case 142, Faculte de Saint-Jerome, F-13397 Marseille Cedex (France)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

213

CBFO_QA_Director_News_Release  

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1984 to work with the WIPP management and operating contractor after having worked at the Hanford Reservation in Washington State. His first assignment at WIPP was the...

214

Requirements Flowdown and Graded Approach to QA  

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This document provides the method for applying a graded approach to procurement activities across Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM). The document is to be used by EM...

215

Integrated Safety Management in QA Program Planning  

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Presenter: Sonya Barnette, Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance, Office of Nuclear Safety, Quality Assurance and Environment Track 9-8

216

QA TG5 UV, temperature and humidity  

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Validating Reliability, Safety and Service Life", Intersolar 2012 Conf. *e.g., D. C. Jordan and S. R. Kurtz, "Photovoltaic Degradation Rates-an Analytical Review", PIP, 21 (1),...

217

EM QA Working Group September 2011 Notes  

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management expectations and will be providing the contractor information soon. Ken Armstrong noted that the records group at the EMCBC would like to participate and provide some...

218

QA Corporate Board Meeting- October 2014  

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Board minutes, agenda, and presentations from meeting held on October 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

219

US TG 4 Activities of QA Forum  

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have helped us i.e. SHARP, Onamba, Nihon Inter Electronics, Sanken Electronic and SOMA Optics. J---TG4 41 Task---4 R egion U S Posters Task---4 R egion U S * By---pass d iodes g...

220

Whistleblower Q&A's | Department of Energy  

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Field Elements have understandably raised a number of questions regarding the meaning of the regulations, and the approach they should adopt in making these preliminary...

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221

Improved oxidation sulfidation resistance of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys  

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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

222

Bimetallic FeNi Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion  

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(2-4) In CLC (schematic in Figure 1), a fuel is combusted in a fuel reactor (reducer) in contact with an oxygen carrier (typically a metal oxide). ... After combustion of the fuel, the reduced metal is then transferred to the air reactor (oxidizer) where it is reoxidized by air, and then circulated back to the reducer to close the material loop. ... Son, S. R.; Kim, S. D.Chemical-looping combustion with NiO and Fe2O3 in a thermobalance and circulating fluidized bed reactor with double loops Ind. Eng. ...

Saurabh Bhavsar; Gtz Veser

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

223

Stable atomic structure of NiTi austenite  

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Nitinol (NiTi), the most widely used shape-memory alloy, exhibits an austenite phase that has yet to be identified. The usually assumed austenitic structure is cubic B2, which has imaginary phonon modes, hence it is unstable. We suggest a stable austenitic structure that on average has B2 symmetry (observed by x-ray and neutron diffraction), but it exhibits finite atomic displacements from the ideal B2 sites. The proposed structure has a phonon spectrum that agrees with that from neutron scattering, has diffraction spectra in agreement with x-ray diffraction, and has an energy relative to the ground state that agrees with calorimetry data.

Zarkevich, Nikolai A [Ames Laboratory; Johnson, Duane D [Ames Laboratory

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Semiconducting p-type MgNiO:Li epitaxial films fabricated by cosputtering method  

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Li-doped ternary Mg{sub x}Ni{sub 1-x}O thin films were deposited on (0001) Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrates by a radio frequency (RF) magnetron cosputtering method with MgO and NiO:Li targets. The Mg mole fraction and Li content were relatively controlled by changing RF power for the MgO target over a range of 0-300 W, while the NiO:Li target was kept at 150 W. As a result, all films were epitaxially grown on (0001) Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrates with the relationship of [110]{sub NiO}||[1110]{sub Al2O3}, [112]{sub NiO}||[2110]{sub Al2O3} (in-plane), and [111]{sub NiO}||[0001]{sub Al2O3} (out-of-plane), and showed p-type semiconducting properties. Furthermore, from x-ray diffraction patterns, the authors found that MgO was effectively mixed with NiO:Li without structural deformation due to low lattice mismatch (0.8%) between NiO and MgO. However, the excess Li contents degraded the crystallinity of the MgNiO films. The band-gap of films was continuously shifted from 3.66 eV (339 nm) to 4.15 eV (299 nm) by the RF power of the MgO target. A visible transmittance of more than 80% was exhibited at RF powers higher than 200 W. Ultimately, the electrical resistivity of p-type MgNiO films was improved from 7.5 to 673.5 {Omega}cm, indicating that the Li-doped MgNiO films are good candidates for transparent p-type semiconductors.

Kwon, Yong Hun; Chun, Sung Hyun; Cho, Hyung Koun [School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Cheoncheon-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Process and properties of electroless Ni-Cu-P-ZrO{sub 2} nanocomposite coatings  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Ni-P and Ni-P-Cu-ZrO{sub 2} coatings were produced by electroless technique. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The influence of copper and ZrO{sub 2} nanoparticles on Ni-P was studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Surface morphology, structure and electrochemical behavior were evaluated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Ni-Cu-P-ZrO{sub 2} and Ni-P-ZrO{sub 2} coatings are more resistant to corrosion than Ni-P. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Introduction of Cu and ZrO{sub 2} in the matrix aids to the enhancement of microhardness. -- Abstract: Electroless Ni-Cu-P-ZrO{sub 2} composite coating was successfully obtained on low carbon steel matrix by electroless plating technique. Coatings with different compositions were obtained by varying copper as ternary metal and nano sized zirconium oxide particles so as to obtain elevated corrosion resistant Ni-P coating. Microstructure, crystal structure and composition of deposits were analyzed by SEM, EDX and XRD techniques. The corrosion behavior of the deposits was studied by anodic polarization, Tafel plots and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in 3.5% sodium chloride solution. The ZrO{sub 2} incorporated Ni-P coating showed higher corrosion resistance than plain Ni-P. The introduction of copper metal into Ni-P-ZrO{sub 2} enhanced the protection ability against corrosion. The influence of copper metal and nanoparticles on microhardness of coatings was evaluated.

Ranganatha, S. [Department of Studies in Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta 577451, Shimoga, Karnataka (India)] [Department of Studies in Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta 577451, Shimoga, Karnataka (India); Venkatesha, T.V., E-mail: drtvvenkatesha@yahoo.co.uk [Department of Studies in Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta 577451, Shimoga, Karnataka (India); Vathsala, K. [Nanotribology Laboratory, Mechanical engineering department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)] [Nanotribology Laboratory, Mechanical engineering department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)

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TSNo s02-roberts104537-O Microscopic and Spectroscopic Speciation of Ni in Soils in the Vicinity of a Ni Refinery.  

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in the Vicinity of a Ni Refinery. abstract Accurately predicting the fate and bioavailability of metals in smelter REFINERY ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings - October 21 - 25, 2001 - Charlotte, NC #12;

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Self-assembly of Ni nanocrystals on HfO{sub 2} and N-assisted Ni confinement for nonvolatile memory application  

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We demonstrate memory property using Ni nanocrystals with mean diameter of 9 nm embedded in HfO{sub 2} high-k dielectric that are formed via a self-assembly process by sputtering and rapid thermal annealing. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows that Ni penetrates into the 5 nm HfO{sub 2} after high temperature annealing above 800 deg. C in N{sub 2}. However, the diffusion is suppressed by N incorporation into HfO{sub 2} by NH{sub 3} annealing. Metal-oxide-semiconductor structures were fabricated with Ni nanocrystals embedded in HfO{sub 2}. An additional counterclockwise hysteresis of 2.1 V due to the charge trapping properties of the Ni nanocrystals was observed from a {+-}5 V sweep during capacitance-voltage electrical measurement.

Tan, Zerlinda; Samanta, S.K.; Yoo, Won Jong; Lee, Sungjoo [Silicon Nano Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576 (Singapore)

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Verification of Ni magnetic moment in GdNi2 Laves phase by magnetic circular dichroism measurement  

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Investigation of the magnetic moment of nickel in the polycrystal GdNi2 Laves phase was carried out by means of magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) in the core-level x-ray-absorption spectroscopy. It was revealed that the nickel magnetic moment originating from the 3d state (band) does exist and couples antiparallel to that of gadolinium whose MCD was observed at the M4,5 absorption edge. That is, nickel retains an intrinsic magnetic moment even in the Laves phase concentration. Furthermore, by analyzing in terms of sum rule, the contribution of spin and orbital magnetic moments to the magnetic moment was evaluated and discussed.

M. Mizumaki; K. Yano; I. Umehara; F. Ishikawa; K. Sato; A. Koizumi; N. Sakai; T. Muro

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Suppression of carbon formation in steam reforming of methane by addition of Co into Ni/ZrO2 catalysts  

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We investigated the steam reforming of methane (SRM) over various NiCo bimetallic catalysts...2...to determine whether the addition of Co on the Ni catalyst suppressed carbon formation. The effect of metal loadin...

Dasika Harshini; Yongchai Kwon; Jonghee Han

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Influence of the magnetic phase transition on secondary ion emission from disordered Ni-Pd compounds of various compositions  

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Variations in secondary ion emission (SIE) from polycrystals of ferromagnetic disordered Ni-Pd compounds irradiated by argon ions with energy of 10 keV are studied experimentally. A considerable reduction in Ni+ ...

K. F. Minnebaev; K. A. Tolpin

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The Influence of Ni-Coated TiC on Laser-Deposited IN625 Metal Matrix Composites  

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The In?uence of Ni-Coated TiC on Laser-Deposited IN625 Metalwith Ni-coated and uncoated TiC reinforcement particles toand spatial distribution of TiC particles in the deposited

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LONG EXTREMAL RAYS AND SYMPLECTIC RESOLUTIONS N.I. Shepherd--Barron  

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LONG EXTREMAL RAYS AND SYMPLECTIC RESOLUTIONS N.I. Shepherd--Barron DPMMS, Cambridge University, 16 double points (RDPs) to higher dimen­ sions. 1 #12; 2 N.I. SHEPHERD--BARRON Theorem 2.1. Suppose that f components are quasi--projective. If A; B are closed subschemes of X; Y respectively, then Mor(X; Y ; A; B

Shepherd-Barron, Nick

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Microstructural Degradation of Ni-YSZ Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel  

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Microstructural Degradation of Ni- YSZ Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Karl Thydén Risø-PhD-32(EN 2008 #12;Author: Karl Thydén Title: Microstructural Degradation of Ni-YSZ Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Department: Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Department Risø-PhD-32(EN) March 2008 This thesis

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Characterization of the Ni-Cr Alloy Prepared by Laser Cladding Method  

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The laser cladding Ni-Cr alloy was prepared by adding nickel coated chromium composite powders on the surface of 45 steel using the laser cladding method. The component and microstructure were investigated by EDS, SEM, and HRTEM. The results show that ... Keywords: Ni-Cr alloy, laser cladding, characterization

Rui Yang; Dongjian Gao; Zhijia Qu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Thermal analysis of nickel/metal (Ni/MH) hydride battery during charge cycle  

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A three-dimensional mathematical model containing temporal and spatial coordinates is presented for analyzing the thermal behavior and obtaining the internal temperature profile of cylindrical Ni/MH battery. This model is performed to investigate the ... Keywords: Ni/MH battery, charge, heat transfer coefficient, thermal analysis

Nabi Jahantigh; Ebrahim Afsharia

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni-dispersed fullerenes: Hydrogen storage and desorption properties Weon Ho Shin and Seong Ho Yang  

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Ni-dispersed fullerenes: Hydrogen storage and desorption properties Weon Ho Shin and Seong Ho Yang could be viable alternatives to reversible hydrogen storage. It is demonstrated that a single Ni coated-dispersed fullerenes are considered to be the novel hydrogen storage media capable of storing 6.8 wt % H2, thus

Goddard III, William A.

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Oxygen driven reconstruction dynamics of Ni,,977... measured by time-lapse scanning tunneling microscopy  

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Oxygen driven reconstruction dynamics of Ni,,977... measured by time-lapse scanning tunneling-lapse scanning tunneling microscopy STM has been used to observe the oxygen induced reconstruction behavior of Ni for the merging of steps in the presence of small amounts of adsorbed oxygen, less than 2% of a monolayer. Point

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Robert S. Boyd William J. Moar The defensive function of Ni in plants  

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Robert S. Boyd á William J. Moar The defensive function of Ni in plants: response- gens (Boyd and Martens 1992). By manipulating soil metal content to produce high- and low-metal plants, Boyd and Martens (1994) demonstrated acute toxicity of high-metal leaves of the Ni hyperaccumulator Thl

Boyd, Robert S.

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Atomic data and spectral line intensities for Ni XVII  

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Electron impact collision strengths, energy levels, oscillator strengths, and spontaneous radiative decay rates are calculated for Ni XVII. We include in the calculations the 23 lowest configurations, corresponding to 159 fine-structure levels: 3l3l', 3l4l'', and 3s5l''', with l, l' = s, p, d, l'' = s, p, d, f, and l''' = s, p, d. Collision strengths are calculated at five incident energies for all transitions at varying energies above the threshold of each transition. One additional energy, very close to the threshold of each transition, has also been included. Calculations have been carried out using the Flexible Atomic Code in the distorted wave approximation. Additional calculations have been performed with the University College London suite of codes for comparison. Excitation rate coefficients are calculated as a function of electron temperature by assuming a Maxwellian electron velocity distribution. Using the excitation rate coefficients and the radiative transition rates of the present work, statistical equilibrium equations for level populations are solved at electron densities covering the range of 10{sup 8} - 10{sup 14} cm{sup -3} and at an electron temperature of log T{sub e}(K) = 6.5, corresponding to the maximum abundance of Ni XVII. Spectral line intensities are calculated, and their diagnostic relevance is discussed. This dataset will be made available in the next version of the CHIANTI database.

Bhatia, A.K. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Landi, E., E-mail: elandi@umich.ed [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Automobile Ni-MH Battery Investigation in Diverse Situations  

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Abstract The electronic differential system ensures the robust control of the vehicle comportment on the road. This paper focuses Ni-MH Battery controlled by Buck Boost DC-DC converter power supply for EV. Sliding mode control based on space vector modulation (SVM-SMC) is proposed to achieve the tow rear driving wheel control. The performances of the proposed strategy controller give a satisfactory simulation results. The proposed control law increases the utility EV autonomous under several speed variations. Moreover, the future industrial's vehicle must take into considerations the battery material choice into design steps. The battery material model choice is a crucial item, and thanks to an increasing emphasis on vehicle range and performance, the Ni-MH battery could become a viable candidate that's our proposal battery model in the present work, in this way the present paper show a novel strategy of electric automobile (EA) power electronics studies when the current battery take into account the impact of the sliding mode control based onspace vector machine technique in the several speed variations using the primitive battery SOC of 60% state.

Brahim Mebarki; Belkacem Draoui; Lakhdar Rahmani; Boumedine Allaoua

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Mass Measurements of Proton-Rich Nuclei Fe-50 and Ni-54  

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, and target thicknesses determined the Q-value scales shown in Fig. 2. The resulting Q values and mass excesses (all in MeV) are Q("Fe) =-50..95+0.06, M(SOFe) =-34.48+0.06 and Q("Ni) = -50.19+0.05, M("Ni) =-39.21 +0.05, with the mass results based on a... Station, Texas 77843 {Received 6 December 1976) The reactions "Fe{'He,'He)' Fe and "Ni{'He,'He)"Ni have been observed at an incident a energy of 110 MeV. The reaction Q values are found to be Q{ Fe) = ?50.95 + 0.06 MeV and Q{' Ni) = ?50.19 + 0.05 Me...

Tribble, Robert E.; Cossairt, J. D.; May, D. P.; Kenefick, R. A.

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Effect of hydrogenation on magnetic and electronic behaviour of Pr-Ni  

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Magnetic and electronic properties of PrNi and PrNi-H have been investigated by using first principles approach. The ground state of both the compounds is base-centered orthorhombic CrB structure. Calculations are performed using full potential linearized augmented plane wave plus local orbitals (FP-L/APW) method including spin-polarization within the frame work of density functional theory (DFT). The electronic exchange-correlation energy is described by generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The hydrogen stored in PrNi, i.e., PrNi-H has been studied to analyze the effective changes in magnetic moments and electronic structures in comparison to PrNi. A comparative study of the density of states in both the compounds has also been presented.

Rana, Pooja, E-mail: poojafizix@yahoo.com; Singh, Sanjay K., E-mail: poojafizix@yahoo.com; Verma, U. P., E-mail: poojafizix@yahoo.com [School of Studies in Physics, Jiwaji University, Gwalior-474011 (India)

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Orbital Degeneracy Removed by Charge Order in Triangular Antiferromagnet AgNiO{sub 2}  

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We report a high-resolution neutron diffraction study on the orbitally degenerate spin-1/2 hexagonal metallic antiferromagnet AgNiO{sub 2}. A structural transition to a tripled unit cell with expanded and contracted NiO{sub 6} octahedra indicates {radical}(3)x{radical}(3) charge order on the Ni triangular lattice. This suggests charge order as a possible mechanism of lifting the orbital degeneracy in the presence of charge fluctuations, as an alternative to the more usual Jahn-Teller distortions. A novel magnetic ground state is observed at low temperatures with the electron-rich S=1 Ni sites arranged in alternating ferromagnetic rows on a triangular lattice, surrounded by a honeycomb network of nonmagnetic and metallic Ni ions. We also report first-principles band-structure calculations that explain microscopically the origin of these phenomena.

Wawrzynska, E.; Coldea, R. [H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL (United Kingdom); Wheeler, E. M. [Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU (United Kingdom); Institute Laue-Langevin, B.P. 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Mazin, I. I.; Johannes, M. D. [Code 6393, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 20375 (United States); Soergel, T.; Jansen, M. [Max-Planck Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Ibberson, R. M.; Radaelli, P. G. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)

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Magnetism of NiMn2O4-Fe3O4 spinel interfaces  

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We investigate the magnetic properties of the isostructural spinel-spinel interface of NiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4}(NMO)-Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}. Although the magnetic transition temperature of the NMO film is preserved, both bulk and interface sensitive measurements demonstrate that the interface exhibits strong interfacial magnetic coupling up to room temperature. While NMO thin films have a ferrimagnetic transition temperature of 60 K, both NiFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} and MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} are ferrimagnetic at room temperature. Our experimental results suggest that these magnetic properties arise from a thin interdiffused region of (Fe,Mn,Ni){sub 3}O{sub 4} at the interface, leading to Mn and Ni magnetic properties similar to those of MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} and NiFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}.

Arenholz, Elke; Nelson-Cheeseman, B. B.; Chopdekar, R. V.; Bettinger, J. S.; Arenholz, E.; Suzuki, Y.

2007-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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PII S0016-7037(99)00244-6 The role of Al in the formation of secondary Ni precipitates  

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is dissolved from the sorbent and substitutes for Ni in brucite-like hydroxide layers of the newly forming

Sparks, Donald L.

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Microstructure and thermal conductivity of surfactant-free NiO nanostructures  

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High purity, nanometer sized surfactant-free nickel oxide (NiO) particles were produced in gram scale using a solution combustion method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), gas pycnometry and gas adsorption analysis (BET). The average particle size of the as-synthesized NiO increases significantly with the preheating temperature of the furnace, while the specific surface area decreases. A BET specific surface area of {approx}100 m{sup 2}/g was obtained for NiO nanoparticles with size as small as 3 nm synthesized at 300 Degree-Sign C. The thermal conductivity ({kappa}) of pressed pellets of the synthesized NiO nanoparticles obtained using spark plasma sintering (SPS) and uniaxial hot pressing is drastically decreased ({approx}60%) compared to that of NiO single crystal. This strong reduction in {kappa} with particle size suggests the suitability of the synthesized surfactant-free NiO nanoparticles for use as nanoinclusions when designing high performance materials for waste heat recovery. - Graphical abstract: Highly efficient phonon scattering by surfactant-free NiO nanostructures obtained by solution combustion of a mixture of nickel (II) nitrate hexahydrate (oxidizer) and urea (fuel) at various temperatures. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fast synthesis of surfactant-free NiO nanoparticles with controllable size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High specific surface area for NiO nanoparticles with size range from 3 to 7 nm. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Strong reduction of the thermal conductivity with decreasing particle size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NiO as nanoinclusions in high performance materials for energy conversion.

Sahoo, Pranati [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Misra, Dinesh K. [The Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Salvador, Jim [Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors R and D Center, Warren, MI 48090 (United States); Makongo, Julien P.A. [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Chaubey, Girija S. [Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Takas, Nathan J. [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Wiley, John B. [Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Poudeu, Pierre F.P., E-mail: ppoudeup@umich.edu [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States)

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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)

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State of Ni in catalysts for glycerol hydrogenation and methane steam reforming as studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy  

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X-ray absorption spectroscopy is used to study 1% Ni/Al2O3, 5% Ni/Al2O3, and 5% Ni/TiO2 catalysts for glycerol and methane conversion. The effect of treatment in H2 under microwave irradiation on the reduction of...

O. P. Tkachenko; L. M. Kustov

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The interfacial reaction of Ni on (100) Si???xGex (x=0, 0.25) and (111) Ge  

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The interfacial reaction of Ni with Si, Si?.??Ge?.??, and Ge at 400C has been investigated. A uniform epitaxial NiSi film was obtained at 400C for Ni-Silicidation on Si using rapid thermal annealing method. Similarly, ...

Jin, Lijuan

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Na, Mg, Ni and Cs distribution and speciation after long-term alteration of a simulated nuclear waste glass  

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distribution and speciation of Na, Mg, Ni and Cs in a simulated (inactive) nuclear waste glass were studied and Cs represent dose determining long-lived radionuclides (59 Ni, 135 Cs) in vitrified nuclear wasteNa, Mg, Ni and Cs distribution and speciation after long-term alteration of a simulated nuclear

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The influence of Pt redistribution on Ni{sub 1-x}Pt{sub x}Si growth properties  

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We have studied the influence of Pt on the growth of Ni silicide thin films by examining the Pt redistribution during silicide growth. Three different initial Pt configurations were investigated, i.e., a Pt alloy (Ni+Pt/), a Pt capping layer (Pt/Ni/) and a Pt interlayer (Ni/Pt/), all containing 7 at. % Pt relative to the Ni content. The Pt redistribution was probed using in situ real-time Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) whereas the phase sequence was monitored during the solid phase reaction (SPR) using in situ real-time x-ray diffraction. We found that the capping layer and alloy exhibit a SPR comparable to the pure Ni/ system, whereas Pt added as an interlayer has a much more drastic influence on the Ni silicide phase sequence. Nevertheless, for all initial sample configurations, Pt redistributes in an erratic way. This phenomenon can be assigned to the low solubility of Pt in Ni{sub 2}Si compared to NiSi and the high mobility of Pt in Ni{sub 2}Si compared to pure Ni. Real-time RBS further revealed that the crucial issue determining the growth properties of each silicide phase is the Pt concentration at the Si interface during the initial stages of phase formation. The formation of areas rich in Pt reduce the Ni silicide growth kinetics which influences the phase sequence and properties of the silicides.

Demeulemeester, J.; Smeets, D.; Temst, K.; Vantomme, A. [Instituut voor Kern-en Stralingsfysica and INPAC, K.U.Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200D, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Comrie, C. M. [Department of Physics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Van Bockstael, C.; Knaepen, W.; Detavernier, C. [Department of Solid State Sciences, Ghent University, B-9000 Gent (Belgium)

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Using direct hot-rolling approach to obtain dual-phase weathering steel CuPCrNiMo  

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A weathering steel CuPCrNiMo has been ... based on the continuous cooling transformation diagram of weathering steel CuPCrNiMo. The results show that the microstructures of DP weathering steels CuPCrNi...

Chunling Zhang; Dayong Cai; Bo Liao; Yunchang Fan

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Mechanism(s) of Ni Sorption on Al-Hydroxy-Interlayered Vermiculite Using Time-Resolved EXAFS  

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Mechanism(s) of Ni Sorption on Al-Hydroxy-Interlayered Vermiculite Using Time-Resolved EXAFS D. R role in retaining these compounds. However, little research has been done to investigate the sorption of Ni when reacted with Al-pillared vermiculite over various times. The sorption of Ni increased when

Sparks, Donald L.

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INFLUENCE OF GIBBSITE SURFACE AREA AND CITRATE ON Ni SORPTION MECHANISMS AT pH 7.5  

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INFLUENCE OF GIBBSITE SURFACE AREA AND CITRATE ON Ni SORPTION MECHANISMS AT pH 7.5 NORIKO U the sorption of Ni to gibbsite of two different surface areas at pH 7.5, in the presence and absence of citrate to elucidate the sorption mechanisms at the molecular level. In agreement with former results, Ni-Al layered

Sparks, Donald L.

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Stopping and radial flow in central 58Ni+58Ni collisions between 1A and 2A GeV  

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The production of charged pions, protons, and deuterons has been studied in central collisions of 58Ni on 58Ni at incident beam energies of 1.06A, 1.45A, and 1.93A GeV. The dependence of transverse-momentum and rapidity spectra on the beam energy and on the centrality of the collison is presented. It is shown that the scaling of the mean rapidity shift of protons established for between 10A and 200A GeV at the Brookhaven AGS and the CERN SPS accelerators energies is valid down to 1A GeV. The degree of nuclear stopping is discussed; quantum molecular dynamics calculations reproduce the measured proton rapidity spectra for the most central events reasonably well, but do not show any sensitivity between the soft and the hard equation of state. A radial flow analysis, using the midrapidity transverse-momentum spectra, delivers freeze-out temperatures T and radial flow velocities ?r which increase with beam energy up to 2A GeV; in comparison to the existing data of Au on Au over a large range of energies, only ?r shows a system size dependence.

B. Hong et al. ((FOPI Collaboration))

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High Temperature Oxidation Behavior of gamma-Ni+gamma'-Ni3Al Alloys and Coatings Modified with Pt and Reactive Elements  

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Materials for high-pressure turbine blades must be able to operate in the high-temperature gases (above 1000 C) emerging from the combustion chamber. Accordingly, the development of nickel-based superalloys has been constantly motivated by the need to have improved engine efficiency, reliability and service lifetime under the harsh conditions imposed by the turbine environment. However, the melting point of nickel (1455 C) provides a natural ceiling for the temperature capability of nickel-based superalloys. Thus, surface-engineered turbine components with modified diffusion coatings and overlay coatings are used. Theses coatings are capable of forming a compact and adherent oxide scale, which greatly impedes the further transport of reactants between the high-temperature gases and the underlying metal and thus reducing attack by the atmosphere. Typically, these coatings contain {beta}-NiAl as a principal constituent phase in order to have sufficient aluminum content to form an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} scale at elevated temperatures. The drawbacks to the currently-used {beta}-based coatings, such as phase instabilities, associated stresses induced by such phase instabilities, and extensive coating/substrate interdiffusion, are major motivations in this study to seek next-generation coatings. The high-temperature oxidation resistance of novel Pt + Hf-modified {gamma}-Ni + {gamma}-Ni{sub 3}Al-based alloys and coatings were investigated in this study. Both early-stage and 4-days isothermal oxidation behavior of single-phase {gamma}-Ni and {gamma}{prime}-Ni{sub 3}Al alloys were assessed by examining the weight changes, oxide-scale structures, and elemental concentration profiles through the scales and subsurface alloy regions. It was found that Pt promotes Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} formation by suppressing the NiO growth on both {gamma}-Ni and {gamma}{prime}Ni{sub 3}Al single-phase alloys. This effect increases with increasing Pt content. Moreover, Pt exhibits this effect even at lower temperatures ({approx}970 C) in the very early stage of oxidation. It was also inferred that Pt enhances the diffusive flux of aluminum from the substrate to the scale/alloy interface. Relatively low levels of hafnium addition to Pt-free {gamma}{prime}-Ni{sub 3}Al increased the extent of external NiO formation due to non-protective HfO{sub 2} formation. Accordingly, this effect intensified with increasing Hf content from 0.2 to 0.5 at.%.

Nan Mu

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Atomic data and spectral line intensities for Ni XI  

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Electron impact collision strengths, energy levels, oscillator strengths, and spontaneous radiative decay rates are calculated for Ni XI. We include in the calculations the 12 lowest configurations, corresponding to 180 fine-structure levels: 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 6}, s{sup 2}3p{sup 5}3d, 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 4}3d{sup 2}, 3s3p{sup 6}3d, 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 5}4l, and 3s3p{sup 6}4l with l = s, p, d, f. Collision strengths are calculated at five incident energies for all transitions: 7.45, 17.6, 31.4, 50.1, and 75.2 Ry above the threshold of each transition. An additional energy, very close to the transition threshold, has been added, whose value is between 0.0007 Ry and 0.25 Ry depending on the levels involved. Calculations have been carried out using the Flexible Atomic Code. The scattering problem is solved in the distorted wave approximation. Excitation rate coefficients are calculated as a function of electron temperature by assuming a Maxwellian electron velocity distribution. Using the excitation rate coefficients and the radiative transition rates of the present work, combined with close coupling collision excitation rate coefficients available in the literature for the lowest 17 levels, statistical equilibrium equations for level populations are solved at electron densities covering the range of 10{sup 8}-10{sup 14} cm{sup -3} and at an electron temperature of logT{sub e}K=6.1, corresponding to the maximum abundance of Ni XI. Spectral line intensities are calculated, and their diagnostic relevance is discussed. This dataset will be made available in the next version of the CHIANTI database.

Bhatia, A.K. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Landi, E., E-mail: Landi@nrl.navy.mi [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic data and spectral line intensities for Ni XV  

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Electron impact collision strengths, energy levels, oscillator strengths, and spontaneous radiative decay rates are calculated for Ni XV. We include in the calculations the 9 lowest configurations, corresponding to 126 fine structure levels: 3s{sup 2} 3p{sup 2}, 3s3p{sup 3}, 3s{sup 2} 3p3d, 3p{sup 4}, 3s3p{sup 2} 3d, and 3s{sup 2} 3p4l with l=,s,p,d,f. Collision strengths are calculated at five incident energies for all transitions: 7.8, 18.5, 33.5, 53.5, and 80.2 Ry above the threshold of each transition. An additional energy, very close to the transition threshold, has been added, whose value is between 0.004 and 0.28 Ry depending on the levels involved. Calculations have been carried out using the Flexible Atomic Code and the distorted-wave approximation. Excitation rate coefficients are calculated as a function of electron temperature by assuming a Maxwellian electron velocity distribution. Using the excitation rate coefficients and the radiative transition rates calculated in the present work, statistical equilibrium equations for level populations are solved at electron densities covering the 10{sup 8}-10{sup 14} cm{sup -3} range and at an electron temperature of logT{sub e}(K)=6.4, corresponding to the maximum abundance of Ni XV. Spectral line intensities are calculated, and their diagnostic relevance is discussed. This dataset will be made available in the next version of the CHIANTI database.

Landi, E., E-mail: elandi@umich.edu [Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Bhatia, A.K. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)] [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Cysteine 295 indirectly affects Ni coordination of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase-II C-cluster  

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Highlights: CODH-II harbors a unique [Ni-Fe-S] cluster. We substituted the ligand residues of Cys{sup 295} and His{sup 261}. Dramatic decreases in Ni content upon substitutions were observed. All substitutions did not affect Fe-S clusters assembly. CO oxidation activity was decreased by the substitutions. -- Abstract: A unique [NiFeS] cluster (C-cluster) constitutes the active center of Ni-containing carbon monoxide dehydrogenases (CODHs). His{sup 261}, which coordinates one of the Fe atoms with Cys{sup 295}, is suggested to be the only residue required for Ni coordination in the C-cluster. To evaluate the role of Cys{sup 295}, we constructed CODH-II variants. Ala substitution for the Cys{sup 295} substitution resulted in the decrease of Ni content and didnt result in major change of Fe content. In addition, the substitution had no effect on the ability to assemble a full complement of [FeS] clusters. This strongly suggests Cys{sup 295} indirectly and His{sup 261} together affect Ni-coordination in the C-cluster.

Inoue, Takahiro; Takao, Kyosuke; Yoshida, Takashi [Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)] [Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Wada, Kei [Organization for Promotion of Tenure Track, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-1692 (Japan)] [Organization for Promotion of Tenure Track, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-1692 (Japan); Daifuku, Takashi; Yoneda, Yasuko [Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)] [Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Fukuyama, Keiichi [Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)] [Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Sako, Yoshihiko, E-mail: sako@kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)] [Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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NiO(111) nanosheets as efficient and recyclable adsorbents for dye pollutant removal from  

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Semiconductor single-crystalline polar NiO(111) nanosheets with well-defined hexagonal holes have been investigated for application in dye adsorption and combustion processes. With regard to adsorption technologies, high surface area metal oxides have an advantage over activated carbon in that the adsorbed species can be combusted and the adsorbent reused in the case of metal oxides while regeneration of activated carbon remains challenging and thus the adsorbent/adsorbate system must be disposed of. Here, three typical textile dyes, reactive brilliant red X-3B, congo red and fuchsin red, were studied for removal from wastewater with two NiO systems and activated carbon. These studies revealed that the NiO(111) nanosheets exhibited much more favorable adsorptive properties than conventionally prepared nickel oxide powder (CP-NiO) obtained from thermal decomposition of nickel nitrate. The maximum adsorption capabilities of the three dyes on NiO(111) nanosheets reached 30.4mgg?1, 35.15mgg?1 and 22mgg?1 for reactive brilliant red X-3B, congo red and fuchsin acid, respectively, while the maximum adsorption capabilities of the three dyes on CP-NiO were only 8.4, 13.2 and 12mgg?1 for reactive brilliant red X-3B, congo red and fuchsin acid. To simulate the adsorption isotherm, two commonly employed models, the Langmuir and the Freundlich isotherms, were selected to explicate the interaction of the dye and NiO(111). The isotherm evaluations revealed that the Langmuir model demonstrated better fit to experimental equilibrium data than the Freundlich model. The maximum predicted adsorption capacity was 36.1mgg?1. In addition, adsorption kinetic data of NiO(111) followed a pseudo-second-order rate for congo red. These studies infer that NiO(111) nanosheets possess desirable properties for application in adsorption and combustion applications.

Zhi Song; Lifang Chen; Juncheng Hu; Ryan Richards

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon's role in determining swelling in neutron-irradiated Fe-Cr-Ni-Si alloys  

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Two silicon-modified alloy series, one based on Fe-15Cr-20Ni and another based on Fe-15Cr-25Ni were irradiated at target temperatures between 399 and 649{degree}C in EBR-II. The influence of silicon on swelling is more complex than previously envisioned and indicates that silicon plays two or more competing roles while in solution. Radiation-induced formation of {gamma}{prime} (Ni{sub 3}Si) precipitates is dependent on silicon and nickel content, as well as temperature. Precipitation of {gamma}{prime} appears to play only a minor role in void formation.

Sekimura, N. (Tokyo Univ., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan)); Garner, F. A. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Newkirk, J.W. (Missouri Univ., Rolla, MO (United States))

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Gamma-strength functions in 60Ni from two-step cascades following proton capture  

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The two-step cascade method previously used in neutron capture experiments is now applied to a proton capture reaction. The spectrum of two-step cascades populating the first 2+ level of 60Ni has been measured with 59Co(p,2gamma)60Ni reaction. The simulation technique used for the spectrum analysis allows one to reveal the range of possible shapes of both E1 and M1 gamma-strength functions. The low-energy enhancement previously observed in 3He induced reactions is seen to appear in M1 strength functions of 60Ni.

A. Voinov; S. M. Grimes; C. R. Brune; M. Guttormsen; A. C. Larsen; T. N. Massey; A. Schiller; S. Siem

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

265

Significant Reduction in NiO Band Gap upon Formation of LixNi1?xO Alloys: Applications to Solar Energy Conversion  

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Long-term sustainable solar energy conversion relies on identifying economical and versatile semiconductor materials with appropriate band structures for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications (e.g., band gaps of ?1.52.0 eV). Nickel oxide (NiO) is an inexpensive yet highly promising candidate. Its charge-transfer character may lead to longer carrier lifetimes needed for higher efficiencies, and its conduction band edge is suitable for driving hydrogen evolution via water-splitting. However, NiOs large band gap (?4 eV) severely limits its use in practical applications. Our first-principles quantum mechanics calculations show band gaps dramatically decrease to ?2.0 eV when NiO is alloyed with Li2O. We show that LixNi1?xO alloys (with x=0.125 and 0.25) are p-type semiconductors, contain states with no impurity levels in the gap and maintain NiOs desirable charge-transfer character. Lastly, we show that the alloys have potential for photoelectrochemical applications, with band edges well-placed for photocatalytic hydrogen production and CO2 reduction, as well as in tandem dye-sensitized solar cells as a photocathode.

Alidoust, Nima; Toroker, Maytal; Keith, John A.; Carter, Emily A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precipitation behavior of Ni-Cr-22 Fe-18 Mo (Hastelloy-X) and Ni-Cr-22 Co-12 Mo (Inconel-617) after isothermal aging  

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The precipitation behavior of the nickel-base alloys Ni-Cr-22Fe-18Mo (Hastelloy-X) and Ni-Cr-22Co12Mo (Inconel-617) has been investigated as a function of aging temperature. Hastelloy-X shows that M/sub 6/C and TiN are primary precipitates and M/sub 12/C, A/sub 3/B/sub 2/ (approx. = Fe/sub 3/Mo/sub 2/), and M/sub 23/C/sub 6/ are secondary precipitates, while Inconel-617 also has M/sub 6/C and TiN as primary precipitates and M/sub 23/C/sub 6/, M/sub 12/C, and Ni/sub 3/AlTi as secondary precipitates. The characterization has been carried out by metallographic and transmission electron microscopy investigations and by x-ray examinations of electrochemical isolated precipitates.

Kirchhofer, H.; Nickel, H.; Schubert, F.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Zr(Ni, Mn){sub 2} Laves phase alloys as negative active material for Ni-MH electric vehicle batteries  

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Laves phase alloys of compositions (Zr, Ti)(Ni, Mn, M){sub x} where M = Cr, V, Co, Al, and 1.9 < x < 2.1 with hexagonal C14 or cubic C15 structure have been studied in order to select the most suitable AB{sub 2} alloys as an active material for nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. With the selected alloy, feasibility of MH negative electrodes using industrial technology and containing more than 97% of the alloy powder has been demonstrated. 22 Ah Ni-MH batteries for electric vehicle application have been assembled, and 600 cycles have been achieved at steady C/3 charge and discharge rates and 80% depth of discharge.

Knosp, B. [Alcatel Alsthom Recherche, Marcoussis (France); Jordy, C.; Blanchard, P. [SAFT Research Dept., Marcoussis (France); Berlureau, T. [SAFT Advanced and Industrial Battery Div., Bordeaux (France)

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Methane Steam Reforming Kinetics on a Ni/Mg/K/Al2O3 Catalyst  

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The kinetics of methane steam reforming were studied on a Ni/Mg/K/...2O3...catalyst that was developed for conditioning of biomass-derived syngas. Reactions were conducted in a packed-bed reactor while the concen...

Allison M. Robinson; Megan E. Gin; Matthew M. Yung

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Fabrication and characterization of porous NiTi Shape Memory Alloy by elevated pressure sintering  

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have not been adequately developed. Currently, three methods are commonly used for producing porous NiTi SMAs from elemental powders. These methods include conventional sintering, Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis (SHS), and sintering...

Vandygriff, Eric Layton

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

270

Thermomechanical Cyclic Response of TiNiPd High-Temperature Shape Memory Alloys  

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TiNiPd high-temperature shape memory alloys (HTSMAs) have attracted considerable attention as potential solid-state actuators capable of operating at temperatures up to 500 C, exhibiting excellent corrosion resistance, adequate ductility levels...

Atli, Kadri

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

271

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...

Chari, Arpita

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

272

Microstructure and Strengthening Mechanisms of Highly Textured Cu/Ni Multilayers  

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In this thesis, I planned to fabricate Cu/Ni metallic multilayers with equal layer thicknesses on different substrates by using magnetic sputtering technique. My objective was to characterize the texture, structure and hardness, in order to study...

Liu, Yue

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

273

Roughening of the interface between grains and liquid matrix in sintered TaC-20Ni  

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The grains in TaC-20 wt pct Ni alloy prepared by liquidphase sintering at 1480C have orthorhombic shapes with flat {100} faces and sharp edges. These grains show abnormal growth. When sintered at 2020C, the gra...

Young Kyu Cho; Duk Yong Yoon; Jung Hoon Choi

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

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

275

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.

276

Modeling of Chemical Looping Combustion of Methane Using a Ni-Based Oxygen Carrier  

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Modeling of Chemical Looping Combustion of Methane Using a Ni-Based Oxygen Carrier ... The FR and loop seal are both bubbling fluidized beds. ... Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2010), 49 (21), 10200-10211 CODEN: IECRED; ISSN:0888-5885. ...

Ahmed Bougamra; Lu Huilin

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

277

E-Print Network 3.0 - alloyed mg50 ni50 Sample Search Results  

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Ti29.2Ni50.8Hf20 ... Source: Zheng, Yufeng - Department of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Peking University Collection: Materials Science ; Biology and Medicine 2 J. PHYS....

278

Metallographic study of gamma - gamma prime structure in the Ni-based superalloy GTD111  

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The potential for land-based turbine buckets material rejuvenation presents a significant commercial and scientific interest. Ni-based superalloy GTD111 is used at a number of GE-manufactured power generation turbines. The ...

Kountras, Apostolos, 1970-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Reaction of CO/CO2 gas mixtures on NiYSZ cermet electrodes  

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The reaction of carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide mixtures on NiYSZ cermet electrodes was investigated as a function of the electrode potential and the partial pressures of the reactants at 1273 K. Time-dependen...

P. Holtappels; L. G. J. De Haart; U. Stimming

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

E-Print Network 3.0 - ataeru eikyo ni Sample Search Results  

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fully-periodic simulation cell. Fig... . The Ni atoms were slowly assembling to form metal clusters and were trying to find the most stable... Author: Yasushi Shibuta e-mail:...

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Structural changes during the reaction of Ni thin films with (100) silicon substrates  

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thin transition metal silicide ?lms due to their ability tothe metal ?lm and the Ni concentration at the oxide/silicidemetal can di?use to the SiO 2 /Si interface and from silicide

Thron, Andrew M.; Greene, Peter K.; Liu, Kai; van Benthem, Klaus

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

E-Print Network 3.0 - aisorui ni taisuru Sample Search Results  

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fully-periodic simulation cell. Fig... . The Ni atoms were slowly assembling to form metal clusters and were trying to find the most stable... Author: Yasushi Shibuta e-mail:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atsumitsu katei ni Sample Search Results  

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fully-periodic simulation cell. Fig... . The Ni atoms were slowly assembling to form metal clusters and were trying to find the most stable... Author: Yasushi Shibuta e-mail:...

284

E-Print Network 3.0 - amorphous ni-ti alloys Sample Search Results  

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044103 (6pp) doi:10.10881748-604134044103 Summary: .10881748-604134044103 Ti-TiC-TiCDLC gradient nano-composite film on a biomedical NiTi alloy Yufeng Zheng1,2, Dong...

285

Understanding and development of combined acoustic and magnetic actuation of Ni?MnGa single crystals  

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Ni-Mn-Ga based ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FSMAs) have emerged as a promising new class of active materials capable of producing a large (several %) magnetic-field-induced strain (MFIS). FSMAs still have several ...

Techapiesancharoenkij, Ratchatee, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Frequency Response of Acoustic-Assisted NiMnGa Ferromagnetic- Shape-Memory-Alloy Actuator  

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A prototype of NiMnGa based ferromagnetic-shape-memory-alloy (FSMA) actuator was designed and built; an acoustic-assist technique was applied to the actuator to enhance its performance. A piezoelectric stack actuator was ...

Techapiesancharoenkij, Ratchatee

287

Preliminary observations of the thermodynamic predictions of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in coal gasifier environments  

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The construction of thermodynamic stability diagrams for the Fe-Cr-Ni systems is discussed. The constructed diagrams are used to predict materials behavior at coal gasifier oxygen and sulfur pote...

B. A. Gordon; V. Nagarajan

1979-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Cr17Ni14Mo3 Powder Laser Cladding on 45Steel Substrate  

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The relationship between laser power, scan-rate, thickness of pre-placed powder particles, overlap, preheating and laser cladding coating quality was analyzed. Laser cladding of Cr17Ni14Mo3 stainless steel powder...

Sun Huilai; Lin Shuzhong; Zhao Fangfang; Qi Xiangyang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Magnetism of NiMn2O4-Fe3O4 spinel interfaces  

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Magnetism of NiMn 2 O 4 Fe 3 O 4 spinel interfaces B. B.2. Element-specific magnetism of Fe 3 O 4 /NMO interface inin these structures, 6 the magnetism near the isostructural

Nelson-Cheeseman, B. B.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Hydrogen storage of multiwalled carbon nanotubes coated with Pd-Ni nanoparticles under moderate conditions  

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A type of novel material with a high hydrogen storage capacity was prepared by supporting PdNi18 alloy nanoparticles, which were synthesized by using a new colloid method, on the surface of pretreated multiwalled...

Jianwei Ren; Shijun Liao; Junmin Liu

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

High-Stable Mesoporous Ni-Ce/Clay Catalysts for Syngas Production  

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Delaminated-clay was synthesized from a natural smectite using polyvinyl alcohol and microwaves. Ni-Ce catalysts supported on delaminated clay achieved high stability in dry reforming of methane for syngas production

Carlos Enrique Daza; Oscar A. Gamba; Yesid Hernndez

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Modeling and Characterization of the Magnetocaloric Effect in Ni2MnGa Materials  

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Magnetic shape memory alloys have great promise as magneto-caloric effect refrigerant materials due to their combined magnetic and structural transitions. Computational and experimental research is reported on the Ni2MnGa material system. The magnetic states of this system have been explored using the Wang-Landau statistical approach in conjunction with the Locally Self-consistent Multiple-Scattering (LSMS) method to explore the magnetic states responsible for the magnet-caloric effect in this material. The effects of alloying agents on the transition temperatures of the Ni2MnGa alloy were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID). Neutron scattering experiments were performed to observe the structural and magnetic phase transformations at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on alloys of Ni-Mn-Ga and Ni-Mn-Ga-Cu-Fe. Data from the observations are discussed in comparison with the computational studies.

Nicholson, Don M [ORNL; Odbadrakh, Khorgolkhuu [ORNL; Rios, Orlando [ORNL; Hodges, Jason P [ORNL; Ludtka, Gerard Michael [ORNL; Porter, Wallace D [ORNL; Sefat, A. S. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Rusanu, Aurelian [ORNL; Evans III, Boyd Mccutchen [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

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

294

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 FeNi3 was prepared in the same manner to act as a control. Evidence of longrange chemical ordering is clearly observed in the annealed FeNi3 sample from both experimental techniques. The FeCoCrNi sample given the same heat treatment lacks long-range chemical order.

Lucas, Matthew [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Wilks, G B [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Mauger, L [W. M. Keck Laboratory, Pasadena, CA; Munoz, Jorge A. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; Senkov, Oleg [ORNL; Michel, E [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Horwath, J [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Semiatin, S L [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Stone, Matthew B [ORNL; Abernathy, Douglas L [ORNL; Karapetrova, Evgenia [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Scattering length density profile of Ni film under controlled corrosion: A study in neutron reflectometry  

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We report the density depth profile of an as-deposited Ni film and density profile for the same film after controlled electrochemical corrosion by chloride ions, measured by unpolarized neutron reflectometry. The...

Surendra Singh; A. K. Poswal; S. K. Ghosh; Saibal Basu

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

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

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PVD synthesis and high-throughput property characterization of Ni?Fe?Cr alloy libraries  

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Three methods of alloy library synthesis, thick-layer deposition followed by interdiffusion, composition-spread codeposition and electron-beam melting of thick deposited layers, have been applied to Ni-Fe-Cr ternary and Ni-Cr binary alloys. Structural XRD mapping and mechanical characterization by means of nanoindentation have been used to characterize the properties of the libraries. The library synthesis methods are compared from the point of view of the structural and mechanical information they can provide.

Rar, A.; Frafjord, J.J.; Fowlkes, Jason D.; Specht, E.D.; Rack, P.D.; Santella, M.L.; Bei, H.; George, E.P.; Pharr, G.M. (Tennessee-K); (Tennessee-K); (ORNL)

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Giant Ising-Type Magnetic Anisotropy in Trigonal Bipyramidal Ni(II) Complexes: Experiment and Theory  

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Giant Ising-Type Magnetic Anisotropy in Trigonal Bipyramidal Ni(II) Complexes: Experiment and Theory ... In the recent past, several Ni(II) mononuclear complexes presenting a large Ising-type magnetic anisotropy have been proposed. ... In order to rationalize the magnetic behavior and to get insight into the origin of the large Ising-type magnetic anisotropy experimentally observed, a full theoretical study was carried out. ...

Renaud Ruamps; Rmi Maurice; Luke Batchelor; Martial Boggio-Pasqua; Rgis Guillot; Anne Laure Barra; Junjie Liu; El-Eulmi Bendeif; Sbastien Pillet; Stephen Hill; Talal Mallah; Nathalie Guihry

2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanism for Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt3Ni Alloy Fuel Cell Boris V. Merinov,*,  

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, at the cathode of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is a critical issue for commercial applicationMechanism for Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt3Ni Alloy Fuel Cell Cathode Yao Sha, Ted H. Yu, Boris of this type of fuel cells.1-4 The best current catalysts are Pt and Pt-based binary alloys, such as Pt3Ni.5

Goddard III, William A.

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

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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

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Kinetic Isotope Effects in the N2O Decomposition over NiO  

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Kinetic Isotope Effects in the N2O Decomposition over NiO ... The 15N and 18O kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) in the catalytic decomposition of nitrous oxide on NiO powder were determined in the temperature range of 625?825 K, and the following temperature dependencies were found:? KIE(15N) = (0.821 0.180) + (1445 128)/T and KIE(18O) = (1.384 ...

Peter emva; Antonija Lesar; Ivan Kobal; Marjan Senega?nik

2001-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and mechanical properties of diffusion bonded W/steel joint using V/Ni composite interlayer  

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Diffusion bonding between W and steel using V/Ni composite interlayer was carried out in vacuum at 1050 C and 10 MPa for 1 h. The microstructural examination and mechanical property evaluation of the joints show that the bonding of W to steel was successful. No intermetallic compound was observed at the steel/Ni and V/W interfaces for the joints bonded. The electron probe microanalysis and X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that Ni{sub 3}V, Ni{sub 2}V, Ni{sub 2}V{sub 3} and NiV{sub 3} were formed at the Ni/V interface. The tensile strength of about 362 MPa was obtained for as-bonded W/steel joint and the failure occurred at W near the V/W interface. The nano-indentation test across the joining interfaces demonstrated the effect of solid solution strengthening and intermetallic compound formation in the diffusion zone. - Highlights: Diffusion bonding of W to steel was realized using V/Ni composite interlayer. The interfacial microstructure of the joint was clarified. Several VNi intermetallic compounds were formed in the interface region. The application of V/Ni composite interlayer improved the joining quality.

Liu, W.S.; Cai, Q.S., E-mail: cai2009pm@163.com; Ma, Y.Z.; Wang, Y.Y.; Liu, H.Y.; Li, D.X.

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin conversion of positronium in NiO/Al2O3 catalysts observed by coincidence Doppler broadening technique  

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High-purity NiO/Al2O3 catalysts were prepared by mixing NiO and ?-Al2O3 nanopowders. X-ray diffraction patterns were measured to characterize the grain size and crystalline phase of the nanopowders. Positron-annihilation spectroscopy was used to study the microstructure and surface properties of the pores inside the NiO/Al2O3 catalysts. The positron lifetime spectrum comprises two short and two long lifetime components. The two long lifetimes ?3 and ?4 correspond to ortho-positronium (o-Ps) annihilated in microvoids and large pores, respectively. With increasing NiO content in the NiO/Al2O3 catalysts, both ?4 and its intensity I4 show continuous decrease. Meanwhile, the para-positronium (p-Ps) intensity, obtained from coincidence Doppler broadening spectra, increases gradually with NiO content. The different variation in o-Ps and p-Ps intensity suggests the ortho-para conversion of positronium in NiO/Al2O3 catalysts. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows that Ni mainly exists in the form of NiO. The electron-spin-resonance measurements reveal that the ortho-para conversion of Ps is induced by the unpaired electrons of the paramagnetic centers of NiO.

H. J. Zhang; Z. Q. Chen; S. J. Wang; A. Kawasuso; N. Morishita

2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed valence and spin fluctuations in Ce(Ni, Co)/sub 2/ and related systems  

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The pseudobinary alloys Ce(Ni/sub x/Co/sub 1-x/)/sub 2/, (Ce/sub x/La/sub 1-x/)Ni/sub 2/ and (Ce/sub x/Y/sub 1-x/)Ni/sub 2/, where 0 < x < 1, were studied. The room-temperature lattice constant, the magnetic susceptibility in the 6 to 300 K temperature range, the low-temperature specific heat in the 0.4 to 25 K range, and the electrical resistivity in the 0.4 to 300 K range were measured. Additionally, x-ray absorption around the L/sub 3/ edge was studied using the synchroton radiation. Both thermodynamic and L/sub 3/ probes yield similar results for the changes of valence of Ce across these systems. It was established that Ce is in the saturated valence state in the Ce(Ni/sub x/Co/sub 1-x/)/sub 2/ for x < 0.25. The valence decreases with x in the 0.25 to 1 concentration range. Similarly, the valence of Ce decreases in the (Ce, Y)Ni/sub 2/ systems upon substitution of Y for Ce. The results obtained for the (Ce/sub x/La/sub 1-x/)Ni/sub 2/ system are interpreted in terms of changes of the Ce/sup 3 +/ impurity levels. Spin fluctuations due to the 3d electrons play an important role in these systems

Andraka, B.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Metal-induced nanocrystalline structures in Ni-containing amorphous silicon thin films  

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The mechanisms of silicon nanocrystal structure formation in amorphous Si films have been studied for a relative Ni impurity content varying between 0.1 and 10 at. %, i.e., from a Ni doping range to the Si-Ni alloy phase. The films, deposited by the cosputtering technique at 200 deg. C, were submitted to isochronal (15 min) annealing cycles up to 800 deg. C. Four different substrates were used to deposit the studied films: crystalline (c-) quartz, c-Si, c-Ge, and glass. Both the two orders of magnitude impurity concentration range variation and the very short annealing times were selected on purpose to investigate the first steps of the mechanism leading to the appearance of crystal seeds. The conclusions of this work are the following: (a) Ni impurity induces the low-temperature crystallization of amorphous silicon; (b) the NiSi{sub 2} silicide phase mediates, at the surface or in the bulk of the film, the crystallization process; and (c) the onset of crystallization and the crystalline fraction of the samples at each temperature depend not only on the Ni impurity concentration, but also on the nature of the substrate.

Ferri, F. A.; Zanatta, A. R.; Chambouleyron, I. [Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos-USP, Sao Carlos 13560-250, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin-UNICAMP, Campinas 13083-970, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecule-substrate interaction channels of metal-phthalocyanines on graphene on Ni(111) surface  

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Molecule-substrate interaction channels of metal-phthalocyanines (MPcs, including NiPc, CuPc, ZnPc, FePc, and CoPc) on graphene on Ni(111) were investigated by employing high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS). Except the expected IR-active modes, some Raman-active modes were also observed in all of MPcs, which are considered in this study. From the origination of the Raman-active features, it was deduced that MPcs are coupled with the substrate mainly through their central metal atom. The Raman-active modes appear as symmetric peaks in the HREELS in the case of MPcs with Ni, Cu, and Zn, whereas they are asymmetric and appear as a Fano line shape in the case of MPcs with Fe and Co. This spectroscopic difference indicates that the molecule-substrate coupling is completely different in the two cases mentioned above. The molecule-substrate interaction strength is considerably weak and comparable with the {pi}-{pi} interaction between molecules in the case of MPcs with Ni, Cu, and Zn, whereas it is much stronger in the case of MPcs with Fe and Co. From the HREELS observations, it can be suggested that the whole molecule can be effectively decoupled from the underneath Ni(111) by inserting a single layer of graphene between them in the case of MPcs with Ni, Cu, and Zn, whereas only benzene rings can be completely decoupled in the case of MPcs with Fe and Co.

Dou Weidong; Huang Shuping; Zhang, R. Q.; Lee, C. S. [Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

2011-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Dielectric property of NiTiO{sub 3} doped substituted ortho-chloropolyaniline composites  

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Ortho-chloropolyaniline (OCP)-NiTiO{sub 3} composites have been synthesized via in-situ polymerization of ortho-chloroaniline with various weight percentages of NiTiO{sub 3.} Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopic studies of Ortho-chloropolyaniline and its composites indicated the formation of composites as a result of Vander Waal's interaction between OCP and NiTiO{sub 3} particles. Surface morphology of OCP and OCP-NiTiO{sub 3} composites were studied using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The SEM micrographs indicated a modified morphology after the composite formation. Dielectric properties and electric modulus of OCP and OCP-NiTiO{sub 3} composites have been investigated in the frequency range of 50 Hz 5 MHz. It has been noticed that electrical resistance decreases with increase in weight percentage of NiTiO{sub 3} particles in polymer matrix as well as with applied frequency. The display of semicircular arcs in Cole-Cole plots indicates the formation of series resistor and capacitor in network causing a decrease in the relaxation time and as a result conductivity enhances in these composites. The facile and cost effective synthesis process and excellent dielectric and conductivity response of these materials makes them promising materials for practical applications.

Lakshmi, Mohana; Faisal, Muhammad [Department of Physics, PES Institute of Technology, BSC, Bangalore- 560100 (India)] [Department of Physics, PES Institute of Technology, BSC, Bangalore- 560100 (India); Roy, Aashish S. [Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga-585106, Karnataka (India)] [Department of Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga-585106, Karnataka (India); Khasim, Syed, E-mail: syed.pes@gmail.com [Department of Physics, PES Institute of Technology, BSC, Bangalore- 560100 (India) [Department of Physics, PES Institute of Technology, BSC, Bangalore- 560100 (India); Department of Physics, University of Tabuk-71491 (Saudi Arabia); Sajjan, K. C. [Department of Physics, Veerashaiva College, Bellary - 583 104, Karnataka (India)] [Department of Physics, Veerashaiva College, Bellary - 583 104, Karnataka (India); Revanasiddappa, M. [Department of Chemistry, PES Institute of Technology, BSC, Bangalore - 560100 (India)] [Department of Chemistry, PES Institute of Technology, BSC, Bangalore - 560100 (India)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical Testing of Ni-Cr-Mo-Gd Alloys  

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The waste package site recommendation design specified a boron-containing stainless steel, Neutronit 976/978, for fabrication of the internal baskets that will be used as a corrosion-resistant neutron-absorbing material. Recent corrosion test results gave higher-than-expected corrosion rates for this material. The material callout for these components has been changed to a Ni-Cr-Mo-Gd alloy (ASTM-B 932-04, UNS N06464) that is being developed at the Idaho National Laboratory. This report discusses the results of initial corrosion testing of this material in simulated in-package environments that could contact the fuel baskets after breach of the waste package outer barrier. The corrosion test matrix was executed using the potentiodynamic and potentiostatic electrochemical test techniques. The alloy performance shows low rates of general corrosion after initial removal of a gadolinium-rich second phase that intersects the surface. The high halide-containing test solutions exhibited greater tendencies toward initiation of crevice corrosion.

T. E. Lister; R. E. Mizia; H. Tian

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Ag{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 4}-A new stage-2 intercalation compound of 2H-AgNiO{sub 2} and physical properties of 2H-AgNiO{sub 2} above ambient temperature  

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Ag{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 4} was obtained as single crystals from a mixture of 2H-AgNiO{sub 2} and Ag{sub 2}O in oxygen high-pressure autoclaves (P6{sub 3}/mmc (no. 194), a=2.9331(6), c=28.313(9)A, Z=2). It may be regarded as a stage-2 intercalation compound of the host 2H-AgNiO{sub 2} and is the first staging compound constituted of alternating subvalent {approx}2Ag{sub 2}{sup +} and Ag{sup +} sheets, inserted between NiO{sub 2}{sup -} slabs. From a structural point of view, Ag{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 4} represents an intermediate between AgNiO{sub 2} and the recently reported Ag{sub 2}NiO{sub 2}. The electronic structures of 2H-AgNiO{sub 2} and Ag{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 4} have been investigated based on DFT band structure calculations. The high-temperature characteristics of the starting material 2H-AgNiO{sub 2} were investigated. The inverse magnetic susceptibility, electrical resistivity and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) show a phase transition in the temperature range of T=320-365K.

Soergel, Timo [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Jansen, Martin [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)], E-mail: m.jansen@fkf.mpg.de

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of implantation induced Ni-doping on structural, optical, and morphological properties of nanocrystalline CdS thin films  

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Ni-doped CdS thin films were prepared by 90keV Ni+ implantation at room temperature. Ni-ion implantation induced modifications in structural, optical, and morphological properties are studied for a wide range of impurity concentrations (1.8610.19at.%). Addition of Ni+ ions does not lead to any structural phase transformation or formation of metallic clusters or secondary phase precipitates. However, it induces structural disorder leading to a reduction in the optical band gap from 2.39 to 2.28eV following Ni implantation up to 3נ1016 ions cm?2. This is addressed on the basis of band tailing due to the creation of localized energy states and implantation induced grain growth. Moreover, Ni-doping is found to modify the luminescence properties by creating shallow acceptor states.

S. Chandramohan; T. Strache; S.N. Sarangi; R. Sathyamoorthy; T. Som

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Epitaxial growth of CdTe thin film on cube-textured Ni by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition  

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CdTe thin film has been grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on Ni(100) substrate. Using x-ray pole figure measurements we observed the epitaxial relationship of {111}CdTe// {001}Ni with [110]CdTe//[010]Ni and [112] CdTe//[100]Ni. The 12 diffraction peaks in the (111) pole figure of CdTe film and their relative positions with respect to the four peak positions in the (111) pole figure of Ni substrate are consistent with four equivalent orientational domains of CdTe with three to four superlattice match of about 0.7% in the [110] direction of CdTe and the [010] direction of Ni. The electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) images show that the CdTe domains are 30 degrees orientated from each other.

GIARE, C [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); RAO, S [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); RILEY, M [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); CHEN, L [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Goyal, Amit [ORNL; BHAT, I [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); LU, T [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); WANG, G [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Subaru Ly? blob survey: a sample of 100-kpc Ly? blobs at z = 3  

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......All-Sky Point Source Catalog, NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive, http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/Gator/ . Dey A. , et al, 2005, ApJ, 629, 654. Dijkstra M. , Loeb A., 2009, MNRAS, 400, 1109. Faucher-Giguere C......

Y. Matsuda; T. Yamada; T. Hayashino; R. Yamauchi; Y. Nakamura; N. Morimoto; M. Ouchi; Y. Ono; K. Kousai; E. Nakamura; M. Horie; T. Fujii; M. Umemura; M. Mori

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Symmetry energy and the isoscaling properties of the fragments in multifragmentation of 40Ca+58Ni, 40Ar+58Ni, and 40Ar+58Fe reactions  

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The symmetry energy and the isoscaling properties of the fragments produced in multifragmentation of 40Ar, 40Ca + 58Fe, 58Ni reactions at 25, 33, 45 and 53 MeV/nucleon were investigated within the framework of a statistical multifragmentation model...

Iglio, Jennifer Ann

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 National Instruments. All rights reserved. Visit ni.com/legal. For patents see ni.com/patents. National Instruments LabVIEW Boot Camp at  

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.com/patents. National Instruments LabVIEW Boot Camp at Arizona State University June 16 - 19, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Each day Memorial Union - Cochise & Union Stage Register today to attend our upcoming NI LabVIEW Boot

Reisslein, Martin

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Local structure of amorphous \\{MO50Ni50\\} determined by anomalous x-ray scattering using synchroton radiation  

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Anomalous (resonance) x-ray scattering technique using synchrotron radiation was applied to determine the compositionally resolved local structure of sputter deposited amorphous Mo50Ni50. The local environments of Mo atoms and Ni atoms were found to be significantly different from each other, but similar to the corresponding local environments in crystalline MoNi. The results compare favorably with those of the EXAFS measurement.

S. Aur; D. Kofalt; Y. Waseda; T. Egami; R. Wang; H.S. Chen; Boon-Keng Teo

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of a Doubly Bridging CO2 Ligand and Deoxygenation of CO2 by an (NHC)Ni(0) Complex  

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for CO2, µ-2,2-CO2, at a dinickel core. The reaction of [(IPr)Ni(µ-Cl)]2 18 (IPr ) 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopro, (IPr)- Ni(6-C6D6). We note that this symmetric pattern for the backbone protons is observed in reacted isolation of the product as a solid. Reaction of [(IPr)Ni(µ-Cl)]2 with Li(HBEt3) or with NaOt-Bu followed

Müller, Peter

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Hydrogen Insertion Effects on the Electronic Structure of Equiatomic MgNi Traced by ab initio Calculations.  

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1 Hydrogen Insertion Effects on the Electronic Structure of Equiatomic MgNi Traced by ab initio-xxx / Received October 18, 2012. Doi: 10.5560/ ZNB.2012-xxx For equiatomic MgNi which can be hydrogenated up to the composition MgNiH1.6 at an absorption/desorption temperature of 200 °C, the effects of hydrogen are approached

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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On the development of high quality NiTi shape memory and pseudoelastic parts by additive manufacturing  

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Additive manufacturing provides an attractive processing method for nickel?titanium (NiTi) shape memory and pseudoelastic parts. In this paper, we show how the additive manufacturing process affects structural and functional properties of additively manufactured NiTi and how the process parameter set-up can be optimized to produce high quality NiTi parts and components. Comparisons of shape recovery due to shape memory and pseudoelasticity in additively manufactured and commercial NiTi exhibit promising potential for this innovative processing method.

Christoph Haberland; Mohammad Elahinia; Jason M Walker; Horst Meier; Jan Frenzel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Construction of the Magnetic Phase Diagram of FeMn/Ni/Cu(001) Using Photoemission Electron Microscopy  

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Single crystalline FeMn/Ni bilayer was epitaxially grown on Cu(001) substrate and investigated by photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM). The FeMn and Ni films were grown into two cross wedges to facilitate an independent control of the FeMn (0-20 ML) and Ni (0-20 ML) film thicknesses. The Ni magnetic phases were determined by Ni domain images as a function of the Ni thickness (d{sub Ni}) and the FeMn thickness (d{sub FeMn}). The result shows that as the Ni thickness increases, the Ni film undergoes a paramagnetic-to-ferromagnetic state transition at a critical thickness of d{sub FM} and an in-plane to out-of-plane spin reorientation transition at a thicker thickness d{sub SRT}. The phase diagram shows that both d{sub FM} and d{sub SRT} increase as the FeMn film establishes its antiferromagnetic order.

Wu, J.; Scholl, A.; Arenholz, E.; Hwang, C.; Qiu, Z. Q.

2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Nyhetsbrev frn teckensprksavdelningen, v6 2013 Om ni inte hade mjlighet att vara med p symposiet "Perspektiv p dvas  

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1 (1) Nyhetsbrev från teckenspråksavdelningen, v6 2013 Om ni inte hade möjlighet att vara med på

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Conceptual design of a Ni-based chemical looping combustion process using fixed-beds  

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Abstract This work presents a comprehensive conceptual design of a Ni-based chemical looping combustion process (CLC) carried out in fixed bed reactors. The process is intended to exploit the well-known advantages of the Ni/NiO redox system for CLC applications in terms of high reactivity, O2 carrying capacity and chemical and thermal stability. Solutions to the problem of heat management in fixed bed reactors at high temperature and high pressure are described, while a continuous flow of nitrogen for driving a gas turbine is produced. Each reactor involved in the process goes through a cyclic sequence of five reaction and heat transfer stages. Cool product gas recirculations are incorporated into the Ni oxidation and NiO reduction stages in order to moderate the maximum temperatures in the beds and control the displacement of the reaction and heat transfer fronts. A preliminary conceptual design of the process has been carried out to determine the minimum number of reactors needed for continuous operation in typical large-scale CO2 capture systems. Basic reactor models and assumptions based on an ideal plug flow pattern have been used in all the reactors during the chemical reactions and the heat transfer operations. This has made it possible to identify reasonable operating windows for the eight fixed-bed reactors that make up the CO2 capture system, and has demonstrated not only its technical viability but also its great potential for further development.

J.R. Fernndez; J.C. Abanades

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spillover sites on a 19% Ni/Al sub 2 O sub 3 catalyst  

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Two distinct methanation sites are clearly identified on a 19% Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst by temperature-programmed reaction (TPR) employing isotope labeling. The two sites, which are present after reduction at 975 K, are due to CO adsorption on Ni crystallites and CO and H spillover onto the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} support. The concentration of sites on the support is 250 {mu}mol/G Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} (5 {times} 10{sup 13} molecules/cm{sup 2}), which is the same value measured for a 5.1% Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst and for a 1.0% Ru/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst. Temperature-programmed desorption suggest that the CO and H on the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} are in the form of a H-CO complex. The formation of this complex is an activated process, which is related to the activated adsorption of H{sub 2}. The H{sub 2} that adsorbs between 300 and 385 K is responsible for this spillover process onto the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Isotope labeling and TPR were used to verify that a H-CO complex does not form on Ni/SiO{sub 2} catalysts. Carbon monoxide adsorption on Ni/SiO{sub 2} was not activated and only one methanation site was seen.

Sen, B.; Falconer, J.L. (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (USA))

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Summary Report 1781-S 1 The University of Texas at Austiny of Texas at Austiny of T  

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direct- ly affects the reliability of a test program in characterizing the properties of the materi- als and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of construction qual- ity control. The implementation of this research to collect infor- mation on current QC/QA practices among state DOTs and other agencies. It shows

Texas at Austin, University of

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Effect of Ni/Al atomic ratio of mesoporous NiAl2O3 aerogel catalysts on their catalytic activity for hydrogen production by steam reforming of liquefied natural gas (LNG)  

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Mesoporous NiAl2O3 (XNiAE) aerogel catalysts with different Ni/Al atomic ratio (X) were prepared by a single-step sol-gel method and a subsequent CO2 supercritical drying method. The effect of Ni/Al atomic ratio of mesoporous \\{XNiAE\\} aerogel catalysts on their physicochemical properties and catalytic activity for steam reforming of liquefied natural gas (LNG) was investigated. Textural properties and chemical properties of \\{XNiAE\\} catalysts were strongly influenced by Ni/Al atomic ratio. Nickel species were highly dispersed on the surface of \\{XNiAE\\} catalysts through the formation of surface nickel aluminate phase. In the steam reforming of LNG, both LNG conversion and hydrogen yield showed volcano-shaped curves with respect to Ni/Al atomic ratio. Average nickel diameter of \\{XNiAl\\} catalysts was well correlated with LNG conversion and hydrogen yield over the catalysts. Among the catalysts tested, 0.35NiAE (Ni/Al=0.35) catalyst with the smallest average nickel diameter showed the best catalytic performance. The highest surface area, the largest pore volume, the largest average pore size, and the highest reducibility of 0.35NiAE catalyst were also partly responsible for its superior catalytic performance.

Jeong Gil Seo; Min Hye Youn; Yongju Bang; In Kyu Song

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic performances of NiCaOmayenite in CO2 sorption enhanced steam methane reforming  

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Abstract NiCaOmayenite (Ca12Al14O33) catalysts for the CO2 Sorption Enhanced Steam Methane Reforming (SE-SMR) have been developed using the microwave assisted self-combustion method of preparation. The sorption of CO2 by CaO shifts the steam reforming and the Water Gas Shift reaction (WGS) towards H2 production and favors the heat balance of the global reaction. The CO2 sorption has been studied on materials with different CaO/Ca12Al14O33 ratios and for different types of preparation. The specific surface area of materials, the temperature of Ni phases' reducibility and CO2 sorption are all essential for material efficiency. The NiCA75MM catalyst was the most active and stable in methane steam reforming with CO2 sorption, even at an unusually low temperature (650C).

Moiss R. Cesrio; Bralio S. Barros; Claire Courson; Dulce M.A. Melo; Alain Kiennemann

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Electronic structure of BaNi2P2 observed by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy  

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We have performed an angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) study of BaNi2P2 that shows a superconducting transition at Tc ? 2.5 K. We observed hole and electron Fermi surfaces (FSs) around the Brillouin zone center and corner, respectively, and the shapes of the hole FSs dramatically changed with photon energy, indicating strong three dimensionality. The observed FSs are consistent with band-structure calculations and de Haas-van Alphen measurements. The mass enhancement factors estimated in the normal state were m*/mb ? 2, indicating weak electron correlation compared to typical iron-pnictide superconductors. An electronlike Fermi surface around the Z point was observed in contrast with BaNi2As2 and may be related to the higher Tc of BaNi2P2.

S. Ideta; T. Yoshida; M. Nakajima; W. Malaeb; H. Kito; H. Eisaki; A. Iyo; Y. Tomioka; T. Ito; K. Kihou; C. H. Lee; Y. Kotani; K. Ono; S. K. Mo; Z. Hussain; Z.-X. Shen; H. Harima; S. Uchida; A. Fujimori

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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

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Interactions of oxygen and ethylenewith submonolayer Ag filmssupported on Ni(111)  

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We investigate the oxidation of, and the reaction of ethylene with, Ni(111) with and without sub-monolayer Ag adlayers as a function of temperature. The addition of Ag to Ni(111) is shown to enhance the activity towards the ethylene epoxidation reaction, and increase the temperature at which ethylene oxide is stable on the surface. We present a systematic study of the formation of chemisorbed oxygen on the Ag Ni(111) surfaces and correlate the presence and absence of O1 and O2 surface species with the reactivity towards ethylene. By characterizing the samples with low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM) in combination with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), we have identified specific growth of silver on step-edge sites and successfully increased the temperature at which the produced ethylene oxide remains stable, a trait which is desirable for catalysis.

Rettew, Robert [Georgia Institute of Technology; Meyer, Axel [ORNL; Senanayake, Sanjaya D [ORNL; Chen, Tsung-Liang [ORNL; Petersburg, Cole [Georgia Institute of Technology; Flege, J. Ingo [University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; Falta, Jens [University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; Alamgir, Faisal [ORNL

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Interactions of Oxygen and Ethylene with Submonolayer Ag Films Supported on Ni(111)  

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We investigate the oxidation of, and the reaction of ethylene with, Ni(111) with and without sub-monolayer Ag adlayers as a function of temperature. The addition of Ag to Ni(111) is shown to enhance the activity towards the ethylene epoxidation reaction, and increase the temperature at which ethylene oxide is stable on the surface. We present a systematic study of the formation of chemisorbed oxygen on the Ag-Ni(111) surfaces and correlate the presence and absence of O{sup 1-} and O{sup 2-} surface species with the reactivity towards ethylene. By characterizing the samples with low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM) in combination with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), we have identified specific growth of silver on step-edge sites and successfully increased the temperature at which the produced ethylene oxide remains stable, a trait which is desirable for catalysis.

Alamgir, F.M.; Senanayake, S.; Rettew, R.E.; Meyer, A.; Chen, T.-L.; Petersburg, C.; Flege, J.I.; Falta, J.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactions of Oxygen and Ethylene with Submonolayer Ag Films Supported on Ni(111)  

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We investigate the oxidation of, and the reaction of ethylene with, Ni(111) with and without sub-monolayer Ag adlayers as a function of temperature. The addition of Ag to Ni(111) is shown to enhance the activity towards the ethylene epoxidation reaction, and increase the temperature at which ethylene oxide is stable on the surface. We present a systematic study of the formation of chemisorbed oxygen on the Ag-Ni(111) surfaces and correlate the presence and absence of O{sup 1-} and O{sup 2-} surface species with the reactivity towards ethylene. By characterizing the samples with low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM) in combination with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), we have identified specific growth of silver on step-edge sites and successfully increased the temperature at which the produced ethylene oxide remains stable, a trait which is desirable for catalysis.

R Rettew; A Meyer; S Senanayake; T Chen; C Petersburg; J Flege; J Falta; F Alamgir

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of 3D Laser Cladding for Ni85Al15 Superalloy  

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Abstract Conditions of successful3D laser cladding for Ni based superalloy were studied. A high power Yb-YAG laser was used to create a molten pool on a stainless steel substrate into which Ni85Al15 powder stream was delivered to create 3D samples. The effect of different laser parameters on the structure and the intermetallic phase content of the manufactured samples were explored by optical metallography, microhardness, SEM, X-ray, and EDX analysis. The cladding of the Ni3A1 coating with small dilution into substrate can be obtained at the appropriate power density of about 2-8J/mm2 under the laser scan velocity of 100-200mm/min and the powder feed rate ? 3.8g/min.

D. Kotoban; S. Grigoriev; I. Shishkovsky

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum confinement induced magnetism in LaNiO3-LaMnO3 superlattices  

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The emergence of magnetic reconstructions at the interfaces of oxide heterostructures are often explained via subtle modifications in the electronic densities, exchange couplings, or strain. Here, an additional possible route for induced magnetism is studied in the context of the (LaNiO3)n/(LaMnO3)n superlattices using a hybrid tightbinding model. In the LaNiO3 region, the induced magnetizations decouple from the intensity of charge leakage from Mn to Ni, but originate from the spin-filtered quantum confinement present in these nanostructures. In general, the induced magnetization is the largest for the (111)-stacking and the weakest for the (001)-stacking superlattices; results compatible with the exchange bias effects reported byGibert et al. [Nat.Mater. 11, 195 (2012)].

Dong, Shuai [ORNL; Dagotto, Elbio R [ORNL

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Fabrication of Ni-shims using UV-moulding as an intermediate step  

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We fabricated nickel-shims including various types of structures with dimensions from hundreds of nanometers to several microns. The mastering process was made by electron-beam lithography, lift-off and reactive ion etching techniques. Then the structures were copied into a UV-curable ORMOCER-material and the Ni-shims were fabricated by electroforming using UV-copies as masters. The experiments showed that the use of UV-copying evades typical quartz master sticking and cracking problems. Furthermore, all features were replicated in the final Ni-shim as they existed in the quartz master proving the method suitable for the fabrication of the Ni-shims from the quartz masters with high precision.

Juha Pietarinen; Samuli Siitonen; Noora Tossavainen; Janne Laukkanen; Markku Kuittinen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical properties of the amorphous interfacial layer between Al electrodes and epitaxial NiO films  

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The amorphous interfacial layer (a-IL) between Al electrode and epitaxial NiO films were studied using electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. Two distinct properties were found in the a-IL, i.e., a lower metallic and an upper insulating layer. EELS results revealed that the metallic Ni atoms were responsible for the conducting nature of the lower oxide amorphous layer. The resistance behavior of Al/a-IL/epi-NiO was changed from a high to a low resistance state after forming process. The resistance change could be explained by the formation of a nanocrystalline metal alloy in the insulating amorphous layer.

Hyuck Jang, Jae; Kwon, Ji-Hwan; Kim, Miyoung [Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Ran Lee, Seung; Char, Kookrin [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Strongly Correlated Materials Research, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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[TiII] and [NiII] emission from the strontium filament of eta Carinae  

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We study the nature of the [TiII] and [NiII] emission from the so-called strontium filament found in the ejecta of eta Carinae. To this purpose we employ multilevel models of the TiII and NiII systems which are used to investigate the physical condition of the filament and the excitation mechanisms of the observed lines. For the TiII ion, for which no atomic data was previously available, we carry out ab initio calculations of radiative transition rates and electron impact excitation rate coefficients. It is found that the observed spectrum is consistent with the lines being excited in a mostly neutral region with an electron density of the order of $10^7$ cm$^{-3}$ and a temperature around 6000 K. In analyzing three observations with different slit orientations recorded between March~2000 and November~2001 we find line ratios that change among various observations, in a way consistent with changes of up to an order of magnitude in the strength of the continuum radiation field. These changes result from different samplings of the extended filament, due to the different slit orientations used for each observation, and yield clues on the spatial extent and optical depth of the filament. The observed emission indicates a large Ti/Ni abundance ratio relative to solar abundances. It is suggested that the observed high Ti/Ni ratio in gas is caused by dust-gas fractionation processes and does not reflect the absolute Ti/Ni ratio in the ejecta of \\etacar. We study the condensation chemistry of Ti, Ni and Fe within the filament and suggest that the observed gas phase overabundance of Ti

M. A. Bautista; H. Hartman; T. R. Gull; N. Smith; K. Lodders

2006-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Nature of carbon in Ni/. cap alpha. -Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalyst deactivated by the methane-steam reforming reaction  

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The mechanism of carbon formation on Ni surfaces has been studied extensively because of its importance both for coke formation on the Ni alloy reactor walls in steam cracking (pyrolysis) of naphtha or paraffinic gases in the petrochemical industry, and for catalyst deactivation in processes using supported Ni catalysts at high temperatures. Characterization of the carbon on Ni catalysts is desirable. In particular, the question whether the carbon is found only on the surface of Ni, or whether it also diffuses or dissolves in Ni, needs to be answered. Information on this is sought here from temperature programmed combustion of the carbon on/in Ni and from x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The very slow combustion of the C in the catalyst and an XPS study of the depth composition profile of the catalyst indicate that the C has diffused or dissolved into the bulk of Ni and a part of it is in a carbidic form.

De DeRen, J. (Laboratorium voor Petrochemische Techniek, Gent, Belgium); Menon, P.G.; Froment, G.F.; Haemers, G.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Production by Low-temperature Steam Reforming of Bio-oil over Ni/HZSM-5 Catalyst  

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We investigated high catalytic activity of Ni/HZSM-5 catalysts synthesized by the impregnation method, which was successfully applied for low-temperature steam reforming of bio-oil. The influences of the catalyst composition, reforming temperature and the molar ratio of steam to carbon fed on the stream reforming process of bio-oil over the Ni/HZSM-5 catalysts were investigated in the reforming reactor. The promoting effects of current passing through the catalyst on the bio-oil reforming were also studied using the electrochemical catalytic reforming approach. By comparing Ni/HZSM-5 with commonly used Ni/Al2O3 catalysts, the Ni20/ZSM catalyst with Ni-loading content of about 20% on the HZSM-5 support showed the highest catalytic activity. Even at 450 C, the hydrogen yield of about 90% with a near complete conversion of bio-oil was obtained using the Ni20/ZSM catalyst. It was found that the performance of the bio-oil reforming was remarkably enhanced by the HZSM-5 supporter and the current through the catalyst. The features of the Ni/HZSM-5 catalysts were also investigated via X-ray diffraction, inductively coupled plasma and atomic emission spectroscopy, hydrogen temperature-programmed reduction, and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller methods.

Song-bai Qiu; Lu Gong; Lu Liu; Cheng-gui Hong; Li-xia Yuan; Quan-xin Li

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and magnetoelectric properties in Pb,,ZrxTi1-x...O3Ni composite ferroic films  

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Microstructure and magnetoelectric properties in Pb,,ZrxTi1-x...O3­Ni composite ferroic films 15213 Presented on 31 October 2005; published online 19 April 2006 Ferroic composite thin films composite films grown on SiO2/Si substrates at 650 °C, a perovskite structure was obtained when the Ni

Laughlin, David E.

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Overall photocatalytic water splitting with NiOxSrTiO3 a revised Troy K. Townsend,a  

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catalysts assumes water oxidation to occur at the early transition metal oxide and water reduction at NiOx­La : KTaO3, and many layered perovskites. Introduction Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen gas usingOverall photocatalytic water splitting with NiOx­SrTiO3 ­ a revised mechanism Troy K. Townsend

Osterloh, Frank

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Hierarchically Structured Ni3S2/Carbon Nanotube Composites as High Performance Cathode Materials for Asymmetric Supercapacitors  

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Hierarchically Structured Ni3S2/Carbon Nanotube Composites as High Performance Cathode Materials for Asymmetric Supercapacitors ... Therefore, the active surface area of the Ni3S2 nanoparticles is increased, which further enhances the capacitive performance of the composite electrode. ... nickel sulfide; carbon nanotube; composite; cathode material; asymmetric supercapacitor ...

Chao-Shuan Dai; Pei-Yi Chien; Jeng-Yu Lin; Shu-Wei Chou; Wen-Kai Wu; Ping-Hsuan Li; Kuan-Yi Wu; Tsung-Wu Lin

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Direct Laser Deposition of a Single-Crystal Ni3Al-Based IC221W Alloy  

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process based on laser cladding, which involves laser processing fine metallic powders into fully denseDirect Laser Deposition of a Single-Crystal Ni3Al-Based IC221W Alloy WEIPING LIU and J.N. Du221W alloy were produced on a SX Ni-base superalloy substrate by means of the laser-engineered net

DuPont, John N.

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Synthesis of FeNi3 Alloyed Nanoparticles by Hydrothermal Reduction Qilong Liao,, Rina Tannenbaum, and Zhong Lin Wang*,  

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method.12 The hydrothermal process appears to be a very effective method for preparing alloyedSynthesis of FeNi3 Alloyed Nanoparticles by Hydrothermal Reduction Qilong Liao,, Rina Tannenbaum paper presents a facile and low-cost hydrothermal method to synthesize stoichiometric FeNi3 alloy

Wang, Zhong L.

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Structural model for the Al72Ni20Co8 decagonal quasicrystals National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401  

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Structural model for the Al72Ni20Co8 decagonal quasicrystals Yanfa Yan National Renewable Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 Received 15 February 2000 We propose a structure model for the Al72Ni20Co8 decagonal quasicrystals based on its 2 -inflated Al13Co4 approximant phase: Applying a 105 screw operation

Pennycook, Steve

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Correlation between corrosion performance and surface wettability in ZrTiCuNiBe bulk metallic glasses  

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Correlation between corrosion performance and surface wettability in ZrTiCuNiBe bulk metallic June 2010 The corrosion properties of two Zr-based bulk metallic glass, Zr41Ti14Cu12Ni10Be23 LM1 and Zr potential, LM1b showed superior corrosion resistance to LM1. Under identical sample preparation and testing

Zheng, Yufeng

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A206 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society: Abstracts DIFFERENTIATION OF Fe-Ni SPHERULES IN IMPACT GLASS  

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-Ni SPHERULES IN IMPACT GLASS M. Schaffer, T. Kasama, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski , A. N. MacDonald and C. Bender Koch. University of Copenhagen, Denmark Metallic, micron sized Fe-Ni spherules are frequently reported from glasses indicator of impact details unexploited. In this work on the impact glass from Wabar we report

Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

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Vacancy ordered phases in AlCuNi as average lattices Anandh Subramaniam a,*, S. Ranganathan b  

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Vacancy ordered phases in Al­Cu­Ni as average lattices Anandh Subramaniam a,*, S. Ranganathan b, Bangalore 560012, India Abstract Vacancy ordered phases (VOP) in the Al­Cu­Ni system have an arrangement. Introduction Vacancy ordered phases (VOP) in Al-TM (transition metal) systems are a special class of structures

Subramaniam, Anandh

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(La0.3Ge0.7)(Ni0.85Ge0.15)2Ge2  

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It contains the standardized crystallographic data set of (La0.3Ge0.7)(Ni0.85Ge0.15)2Ge2 representing the structure type (La0.30Ge0.70)(Ni0.85Ge0.15)2Ge2.

P. Villars; K. Cenzual; J. Daams

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of mechanical properties of Ni-Cr-P amorphous alloys  

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DETERMINATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Ni-Cr-P AMORPHOUS ALLOYS A Thesis by SWAROOP KUMAR R. KONDLAPUDI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree.... Kondlapudi, B. E. , Qsmania University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee : Dr. A. wolfenden Dr. R. Griffin A study of the mechanical properties of Ni80 xCrxPgp amorphous alloys (x = 0 to 40 at% in steps of 5. 0) has been undertaken at Texas A&M University...

Kondlapudi, Swaroop Kumar R

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on the Evidence for a Monopole Resonance at Approximately 20 Mev in Ni-58  

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be accompanied by a brief abstract and a keyword abstract. Comment on the evidence for a monopole resonance at approximately 20 MeV in 5sNi U. Garg, P. Bogucki, J. D. Bronson, Y. -W. Lui, C. M. Rozsa, * and D. H. Youngblood Cyclotron Institute, Texas AckM... Uniuersity, College Station, Texas 77843 (Received 23 September 1981) Small-angle inelastic a scattering data for "Ni at 129 MeV have been reanalyzed with the giant resonance peak parameters suggested by Bertrand et al. The two components of the giant...

Garg, U.; Bogucki, P.; Bronson, J. D.; Lui, YW; Rozsa, C. M.; Youngblood, David H.

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Skladenjske posebnosti sloven?ine v razmerjih glagol vezljivost stav?ni vzorec  

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zdruuje osebkovo-povedkovodolo?ilno vlogo (tj. zdruljivost/kompatibilnost oz. medsebojno odvisnost osebkove in poved- kovodolo?ilne vloge, tako da je osebkova samo formalnostavkotvorna vloga, povedkovodolo?ilna vloga pa je hkrati povedkovnika... pravega konkretnega osebka in zato tudi brez osebila oz. kon?nikega morfema (za izraanje oseb oz. osebka), am- pak ima za izraanje samo oblikovne/formalne dolo?nosti (na samo izrazni ravnini), tj. kon?niko obliko za tretjo osebo ednine, ki v zloenih...

ele, Andreja

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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A study on the dual-phase treatment of weathering steel 09CuPCrNi  

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Dual-phase treatment processes, the resultant microstructures and the corresponding mechanical behavior and properties of weathering steel 09CuPCrNi have been studied. The results show that the microstructures of weathering steel 09CuPCrNi after intercritical quenching are characterized by an irregular distribution of island-shaped martensite in the matrix of equi-axed ferrite grains. Favorable mechanical properties and cold formability can be obtained through the intercritical quenching at 780 C. The dual-phase-treated steel is superior in weldability to the as-received hot-rolled steel and its atmospheric corrosion resistance is better than that of the original.

Chunling Zhang; Dayong Cai; Bo Liao; Tianchen Zhao; Yunchang Fan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Modeling and Characterization of the Magnetocaloric Effect in Ni2MnGa Materials  

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Magnetic shape memory alloys have great promise as magneto-caloric effect refrigerant materials due to their combined magnetic and structural transitions. Computational and experimental research is reported on the Ni2MnGa material system. The magnetic states of this system are explored using the Wang-Landau statistical approach in conjunction with the Locally Self-consistent Multiple-Scattering method. The effects of alloying agents on the transition temperatures of the Ni2MnGa alloy are investigated using differential scanning calorimetry and superconducting quantum interference device. Experiments are performed at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to observe the structural and magnetic phase transformations.

Nicholson, Don M [ORNL; Odbadrakh, Khorgolkhuu [ORNL; Shassere, Benjamin [ORNL; Rios, Orlando [ORNL; Hodges, Jason P [ORNL; Ludtka, Gerard Michael [ORNL; Porter, Wallace D [ORNL; Safa-Sefat, Athena [ORNL; Rusanu, Aurelian [ORNL; Brown, Greg [ORNL; Evans III, Boyd Mccutchen [ORNL

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Polycrystalline oxides formation during transient oxidation of (001) Cu-Ni binary alloys studied by in situ TEM and XRD.  

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The nucleation and growth of Cu{sub 2}O and NiO islands due to oxidation of Cu{sub x}Ni{sub 1-x} (001) films were monitored, at various temperatures, by in situ ultra-high vacuum (UHV) transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD). In remarkable contrast to our previous observations of Cu and Cu-Au oxidation, irregular-shaped polycrystalline oxide islands formed with respect to the Cu-Ni alloy film, and an unusual second oxide nucleation stage was noted. In situ XRD experiments revealed that NiO formed first epitaxially, then other orientations appeared, and finally polycrystalline Cu{sub 2}O developed as the oxidation pressure was increased. The segregation of Ni and Cu towards or away, respectively, from the alloy surface during oxidation could disrupt the surface and cause polycrystalline oxide formation.

Yang, J. C.; Li, Z. Q.; Sun, L.; Zhou, G. W.; Eastman, J. A.; Fong, D. D.; Fuoss, P. H.; Baldo, P. M.; Rehn, L. E.; Thompson, L. J.; Materials Science Division; Univ.of Pittsburgh; State Univ. of New York at Binghamton

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Micro artificial muscle fiber using NiTi spring for soft robotics Sangbae Kim, Elliot Hawkes, Kyujin Cho, Matthew Jolda, Joe Foley and Robert Wood  

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from shape memory alloy (NiTi) coiled springs. An enhanced spring NiTi model describes the combination of micro-coil spring, we present a novel mesh-worm prototype that utilizes bio-inspired antagonistic structure alteration, NiTi can be restructured into coil springs. Chang et al.[1], discuss the numerous

Wood, Robert

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Hydrogen production by steam reforming of simulated liquefied natural gas (LNG) over mesoporous nickelMalumina (M=Ni, Ce, La, Y, Cs, Fe, Co, and Mg) aerogel catalysts  

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Mesoporous nickelMalumina aerogel catalysts (denoted as NiMAE) with different second metal (M=Ni, Ce, La, Y, Cs, Fe, Co, and Mg) were prepared by a single-step solgel method and a subsequent CO2 supercritical drying method. The effect of second metal of mesoporous nickelMalumina aerogel catalysts on their physicochemical properties and catalytic activity for steam reforming of simulated liquefied natural gas (LNG) was investigated. Textural and chemical properties of NiMAE catalysts were strongly influenced by the identity of second metal. Nickel species were highly dispersed on the surface of NiMAE catalysts through the formation of nickel aluminate phase. In the steam reforming of LNG, both LNG conversion and hydrogen yield decreased in the order of NiLaAE>NiCeAE>NiYAE>NiCsAE>NiNiAE>NiFeAE>NiCoAE>NiMgAE. Average nickel diameter of NiMAE catalysts was well correlated with LNG conversion and hydrogen yield over the catalysts. Among the catalysts tested, NiLaAE catalyst exhibited the best catalytic performance due to its smallest average nickel diameter. Furthermore, NiLaAE catalyst exhibited a strong capability of facilitating heat and mass transfer of reactant and product during the steam reforming of LNG. Watergas shift reaction governed the steam reforming reaction over NiLaAE catalyst under the steam-rich reaction condition (steam/carbon>2).

Jeong Gil Seo; Min Hye Youn; Yongju Bang; In Kyu Song

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetotransport properties of lithographically defined lateral CoNi80Fe20 wires  

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magnetic tunneling junction. We observed four distinct peaks in the magnetoresis- tance MR curves) and an asymmetric shift in the MR peak positions of the Ni80Fe20 wires below a critical point of 20 K. This asymmet substrate using the optical lithography and a combination of soft and hard lift-off techniques. Arrays of Si

Adeyeye, Adekunle

362

Improved Oxygen Reduction Activity on Pt3Ni(111) via Increased Surface Site Availability  

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...state-of-the-art Pt/C catalysts for PEMFC. The Pt3Ni(111...membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is used in a demanding...platinum-loading) in current PEMFC stacks is needed...surface area in the cathode must be greatly...if stable cathode catalysts, with an order...

Vojislav R. Stamenkovic; Ben Fowler; Bongjin Simon Mun; Guofeng Wang; Philip N. Ross; Christopher A. Lucas; Nenad M. Markovi?

2007-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

363

SOME FOLIATIONS ON SURFACES IN CHARACTERISTIC 2. N.I. Shepherd-Barron  

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.I. Shepherd-Barron Math. Dept., Columbia University, New York NY 10027 x0. Introduction. 1 #12;2 N.I. SHEPHERD-BARRON Theorem 1.1. If X is a classical Enriques] that if A = 0, then h0( X ) = 0, and so A > 0. Lemma 1.3. There is a divisor B with A = 2B. (Note

Shepherd-Barron, Nick

364

Surface Treatment of NiO Hole Transport Layers for Organic Solar Cells  

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Recent advances in the power-conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) has largely been realized through the development of conjugated polymer absorber materials that provide for increased overlap with the solar spectrum as well as proper energy level offset with the electron acceptor. These allow for increased photocurrent and photovoltage, thus resulting in increased performance. Such systems could further be improved through the application of contact materials that have been tuned to minimize losses in carrier and potential losses at the charge-extraction interfaces. To date, these devices continue to use contacts that have not been optimized for the specific active layer components employed. Here, we demonstrate that the electrical and contact properties of NiO can be tuned through careful control of the deposition parameters as well as through surface treatments. The effects of the NiO thin-film processing and properties are investigated for application as a hole transport layer (HTL) in poly(3-hexylthiophene):[6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester OPV devices. Devices based on the NiO HTLs demonstrate equal performance to those employing poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) HTLs. Furthermore, the NiO HTLs enable the application of zinc-oxide-based materials as transparent electrodes.

Berry, Joseph J.; Widjonarko, N. Edwin; Bailey, Brian A.; Sigdel, Ajaya K.; Ginley, David S.; Olson, Dana C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Theoretical study of the photoelectron spectrum of (n5-C5H5)Ni(NO)  

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The valence photoelectron spectrum of cyclopentadienyl nickel nitrosyl (CpNiNO) was computed to determine the ion state orbital ordering of the 5e1, 7a1, and 3e2 bands. Calculations were performed with Hartree-Fock theory, density functional theory...

Miller, Thomas F.

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

366

Effects of heat dissipation on unipolar resistance switching in Pt/NiO/Pt capacitors  

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Effects of heat dissipation on unipolar resistance switching in Pt/NiO/Pt capacitors S. H. Chang,1 151-747, Republic of Korea 3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University tBE and investigated their resistance switching behaviors. The capacitors with tBE 50 nm exhibited

Kahng, Byungnam

367

Ambient pressure thermal desorption spectroscopy (AP-TDS) of NiO/SiO2 catalysts  

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The Sabatier reaction is a key process in the power-to-gas application which is considered to contribute to...2 (NiO/SiO2) which is commonly used in the Sabatier reaction. A novel technique for the characteriza...

M. Stdter; K. Mller; F. Rachow; M. Richter; D. Schmeier

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Recent advances in alloy design of Ni{sub 3}Al alloys for structural use  

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This is a comprehensive review of recent advances in R&D of Ni{sub 3}Al-based alloys for structural use at elevated temperatures in hostile environments. Recent studies indicate that polycrystalline Ni{sub 3}Al is intrinsically quite ductile at ambient temperatures, and its poor tensile ductility and brittle grain-boundary fracture are caused mainly by moisture-induced hydrogen embrittlement when the aluminide is tested in moisture- or hydrogen-containing environments. Tensile ductility is improved by alloying with substitutional and interstitial elements. Among these additives, B is most effective in suppressing environmental embrittlement and enhancing grain-boundary cohesion, resulting in a dramatic increase of tensile ductility at room temperature. Both B-doped and B-free Ni{sub 3}Al alloys exhibit brittle intergranular fracture and low ductility at intermediate temperatures (300-850 C) because of oxygen-induced embrittlement in oxidizing environments. Cr is found to be most effective in alleviating elevated-temperature embrittlement. Parallel efforts on alloy development using physical metallurgy principles have led to development of several Ni{sub 3}Al alloys for industrial use. The unique properties of these alloys are briefly discussed. 56 refs, 15 figs, 3 tabs.

Liu, C.T.; George, E.P.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

369

P0703-Hoegh The H2/H2O/Ni/Zirconia Point Electrode  

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on a model system of the SOFC (solid oxide fuel cell) anode. The model system was made by pressing a bent Ni) dominate when the cell is operated as a fuel cell (SOFC) and as an electrolyzer cell (SOEC, solid oxide Jens Høgh1 , Karin Vels Hansen1 , Ib Chorkendorff2 , Torben Jacobsen2 and Mogens Mogensen1 1 Fuel Cells

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Evolution of microstructures inside the Ni-YSZ anode of a solid oxide fuel cell  

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Evolution of microstructures inside the Ni-YSZ anode of a solid oxide fuel cell Jeff Lillibridge Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Advisor: Mikko Haataja #12;What is a solid oxide fuel cell microstructuralcoarsening processes to electrochemical performancein solid oxide fuel cells: An integrated modeling approach

Petta, Jason

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Study on Degradation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell With Pure Ni Anode Zhenjun Jiaoa  

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Study on Degradation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell With Pure Ni Anode Zhenjun Jiaoa , Naoki Shikazonoa Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) has attracted more and more attentions in the last few decades hydrogen as a fuel and pure oxygen as an oxidant. Anode-reference static current method, with a current

Kasagi, Nobuhide

372

Batch and Kinetic Studies of ni adsorption on Highly Humified newfoundland Peat  

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in the environment depend on soil geology and industrial activities. Ni mining (with Co recovery) in Newfoundland and labrador (Nl) could become a source of pollution if lime precipitation only is used for effluent treatment was air dried and sieved and fractions 850 µm constituting about 90% of the peat were separated and used

Coles, Cynthia

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Transition metal interaction and Ni-Fe-Cu-Si phases in silicon T. Buonassisi,b  

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precipitation may reduce the lattice mismatch compared to single-metal precipitates, rendering mixed-metal-silicide recombination activity of metal silicide clusters. Common solar cell materials are not contaminated with justTransition metal interaction and Ni-Fe-Cu-Si phases in silicon M. Heuer,a T. Buonassisi,b A. A

374

Development of a nanostructure microstructure in the AlNi system using the electrospark deposition process  

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Electrospark deposition (ESD) was applied to produce aluminumnickel coatings consisting of nanostructured Al and Al3Ni phases. An ESD electrode was manufactured from a hypo-eutectic aluminumAl3Ni alloy using chill casting. Line deposition tests were performed to determine the optimal processing parameters resulting in a high quality deposit. X-ray diffraction (XRD) as well as optical and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), were performed to determine the composition and microstructure of the resulting depositions. It was determined that a capacitance of 20?F and a voltage of 100V resulted in the highest quality deposition. Furthermore it was determined that the ESD process was capable of producing a microstructure consisting of highly refined aluminum and Al3Ni phases. The grain size of the aluminum phase was calculated, through the application of the Scherrer equation, to be ?25nm. While, via scanning electron microscopy the grain size of the Al3Ni phase was determined to be ?44nm. Also it was determined that multiple deposition passes resulted in increasing the thickness of the deposit, however resulted in decreased deposit quality. Furthermore, it was determined that increasing the energy-density (pulse-energy divided by electrode cross-sectional area) resulted in increasing deposit thickness, until a maximum was obtained using an energy-density of ?0.8J/mm2. However, increasing the energy-density beyond this point resulted in decreased deposit quality.

D.W. Heard; M. Brochu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Tic-Ni-based composite materials dispersion-strengthened by nanoparticles for electrospark deposition  

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The macrokinetic characteristic properties of the combustion process of mixtures in the TiC-Ni system with additives of nanosized ZrO2, Al2O3, Mo-Al2O3 powders, as well as the phase composition, structure, and pr...

E. A. Levashov; Yu. S. Pogozhev; A. E. Kudryashov

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collision Detection System Andrew Boissonnault, Akilesh Krishnamurthy Daiheng Ni, Russell Tessier  

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and of the Civil Engineering Department is working to develop a vehicle collision detection system. The systemCollision Detection System Andrew Boissonnault, Akilesh Krishnamurthy Daiheng Ni, Russell Tessier that would be mounted on the front of the vehicle. This system will gather information from all

Mountziaris, T. J.

377

Factors Affecting Ni and Zn Hydroxide Precipitate Formation in Soils. (S02-peltier222185-oral)  

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Factors Affecting Ni and Zn Hydroxide Precipitate Formation in Soils. (S02-peltier222185-oral) Authors: E.F. Peltier* - Univ. of Delaware D.L. Sparks - Univ. of Delaware Abstract: The formation matter in the soil. Speaker Information: Edward Peltier, Univ. of Delaware, Dept. of Plant and Soil

Sparks, Donald L.

378

Ni.sub.3 Al-based intermetallic alloys having improved strength above 850.degree. C.  

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Intermetallic alloys composed essentially of: 15.5% to 17.0% Al, 3.5% to 5.5% Mo, 4% to 8% Cr, 0.04% to 0.2% Zr, 0.04% to 1.5% B, balance Ni, are characterized by melting points above 1200.degree. C. and superior strengths at temperatures above 1000.degree. C.

Liu, Chain T. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

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

380

Fabrication of Ni-shims using UV-moulding as an intermediate step  

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We fabricated nickel-shims including various types of structures with dimensions from hundreds of nanometers to several microns. The mastering process was made by electron-beam lithography, lift-off and reactive ion etching techniques. Then the structures ... Keywords: Ni-shims, UV-moulding

Juha Pietarinen; Samuli Siitonen; Noora Tossavainen; Janne Laukkanen; Markku Kuittinen

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring relative performance of an EDS detector using a NiO standard.  

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A method for measuring the relative performance of energy dispersive spectrometers (EDS) on a TEM is discussed. A NiO thin-film standard fabricated at Sandia CA is used. A performance parameter,, is measured and compared to values on several TEM systems.

Sugar, Joshua Daniel; Kotula, Paul Gabriel [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Evolution of Graphene Growth on Ni and Cu by Carbon Isotope Labeling  

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Evolution of Graphene Growth on Ni and Cu by Carbon Isotope Labeling Xuesong Li, Weiwei Cai, Luigi Instruments Incorporated, Dallas, Texas 75243 Received August 3, 2009 ABSTRACT Large-area graphene growth) of hydrocarbons has shown some promise in growing large-area graphene or few-layer graphene films on metal

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Magnetization and EPR studies of the single molecule magnet Ni4 with integrated sensors  

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Magnetization and EPR studies of the single molecule magnet Ni4 with integrated sensors G. de 2007 Integrated magnetic sensors that allow simultaneous EPR and magnetization measurements have been with a micro-Hall effect magnetometer. EPR spectroscopy is used to determine the energy splitting between

del Barco, Enrique

384

Ni-NTA Magnetic Agarose Beads Handbook 12/200120 Detailed Protocols  

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Protocol Ni-NTA Magnetic Agarose Beads Handbook 12/200120 Detailed Protocols Protocol 1. Cell lysis appropriately. Adding 10 mM imidazole, inhibits binding of nontagged proteins. If the tagged protein does-NTA Magnetic Agarose Beads Handbook 12/2001 21 4. Sonicate or homogenize on ice to lyse cells (6 times for 10

Lebendiker, Mario

385

Comparative Studies of Magnetism in KNiF3 and K2NiF4  

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Bulk magnetic properties of the related antiferromagnets KNiF3 and K2NiF4 are analyzed by use of both high- and low-temperature theoretical methods. A crystal-field theory for the Ni2+ ion is outlined, using the strong-field coupling scheme, and is used to construct relevant spin Hamiltonians for the two systems. KNiF3 is found to be a simple-cubic antiferromagnet for which all except nearest-neighbor interactions are negligible. Writing an exchange interaction JSiSj between nearest-neighbor spins Si and Sj, the experimental observations are quantitatively fitted for J=894 K with a suggestion of a small temperature dependence of J. Reasons are put forward to suggest that K2NiF4 is, to a very good approximation, a two-dimensional quadratic-layer antiferromagnet with a magnetic state which, over a large temperature region, shows a long-range order in two dimensions but not in the third. A good theoretical interpretation of most of the published experimental data can be obtained using such a picture. K2NiF4 is made up of NiF2 magnetic planes, which are essentially the same as those found in KNiF3, but with these magnetic layers separated in the third dimension by two nonmagnetic KF layers. We find an intraplane exchange J?125 K and an interplane exchange J? which is at least an order of magnitude smaller and probably ferromagnetic in sign. A number of major differences between typical two- and three-dimensional magnetic structures are discussed, and some experiments are outlined for which the use of two- dimensional systems like K2NiF4 could provide new and interesting information concerning magnetic cooperative phenomena. Finally, the possible origins of the difference in exchange values J between KNiF3 and K2NiF4 are discussed, and the relevance of our findings in connection with the supposedly anomalous properties of another series containing two-dimensional antiferromagnets, namely, the calcium manganites, is assessed.

M. E. Lines

1967-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of high strength, high conductivity CuNiBe alloys for fusion energy applications  

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The unirradiated tensile properties for several different heats and thermomechanical treatment conditions of precipitation strengthened Hycon 3HPTM CuNiBe (Cu-2%Ni-0.35%Be in wt.%) have been measured over the temperature range of 20-500 C for longitudinal and long transverse orientations. The room temperature electrical conductivity has also been measured for several heats, and the precipitate microstructure was characterized using transmission electron microscopy. The CuNiBe alloys exhibit very good combination of strength and conductivity at room temperature, with yield strengths of 630-725 MPa and electrical conductivities of 65-72% International Annealed Copper Standard (IACS). The strength remained relatively high at all test temperatures, with yield strengths of 420-520 MPa at 500 C. However, low levels of ductility (<5% uniform elongation) were observed at test temperatures above 200-250 C, due to flow localization near grain boundaries (exacerbated by having only 10-20 grains across the gage thickness of the miniaturized sheet tensile specimens). Scanning electron microscopy observation of the fracture surfaces found a transition from ductile transgranular to ductile intergranular fracture with increasing test temperature. Fission neutron irradiation to a dose of ~0.7 displacements per atom (dpa) at temperatures between 100 and 240 C produced a slight increase in strength and a significant decrease in ductility. The measured tensile elongation increased with increasing irradiation temperature, with a uniform elongation of ~3.3% observed at 240 C. The electrical conductivity decreased slightly following irradiation, due to the presence of defect clusters and Ni, Zn, Co transmutation products. Considering also previously published fracture toughness data, this indicates that CuNiBe alloys have irradiated tensile and electrical properties comparable or superior to CuCrZr and oxide dispersion strengthened copper at temperatures <250 C, and may be an attractive candidate for certain fusion energy structural applications. Conversely, CuNiBe may not be preferred at intermediate temperatures of 250-500 C due to the poor ductility and fracture toughness of CuNiBe alloys at temperatures >250 C. The potential deformation mechanisms responsible for the transition from transgranular to intergranular fracture are discussed. The possible implications for other precipitation hardened alloys such as nickel based superalloys are briefly discussed.

Zinkle, Steven J [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Steam Reforming of Methane over Ni Catalysts Prepared from Hydrotalcite-Type Precursors: Catalytic Activity and Reaction Kinetics  

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Abstract Ni/Mg-Al catalysts derived from hydrotalcite-type precursors were prepared by a co-precipitation technique and applied to steam reforming of methane. By comparison with Ni/?-Al2O3 and Ni/?-Al2O3 catalysts prepared by incipient wetness impregnation, the Ni/Mg-Al catalyst presented much higher activity as a result of higher specific surface area and better Ni dispersion. The Ni/Mg-Al catalyst with a Ni/Mg/Al molar ratio of 0.5:2.5:1 exhibited the highest activity for steam methane reforming and was selected for kinetic investigation. With external and internal diffusion limitations eliminated, kinetic experiments were carried out at atmospheric pressure and over a temperature range of 823?973K. The results demonstrated that the overall conversion of CH4 and the conversion of CH4 to CO2 were strongly influenced by reaction temperature, residence time of reactants as well as molar ratio of steam to methane. A classical Langmuir-Hinshelwood kinetic model proposed by Xu and Froment (1989) fitted the experimental data with excellent agreement. The estimated adsorption parameters were consistent thermodynamically.

Yang Qi; Zhenmin Cheng; Zhiming Zhou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Phase formation and morphological stability of ultrathin Ni-Co-Pt silicide films formed on Si(100)  

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Ultrathin Ni, Co, and Pt films, each no more than 4?nm in thickness, as well as their various combinations are employed to investigate the competing growth of epitaxial Co{sub 1-y}Ni{sub y}Si{sub 2} films against polycrystalline Pt{sub 1-z}Ni{sub z}Si. The phase formation critically affects the morphological stability of the resulting silicide films, with the epitaxial films being superior to the polycrystalline ones. Any combination of those metals improves the morphological stability with reference to their parent individual metal silicide films. When Ni, Co, and Pt are all included, the precise initial location of Pt does little to affect the final phase formation in the silicide films and the epitaxial growth of Co{sub 1-x}Ni{sub x}Si{sub 2} films is always perturbed, in accordance to thermodynamics that shows a preferential formation of Pt{sub 1-z}Ni{sub z}Si over that of Co{sub 1-y}Ni{sub y}Si{sub 2}.

Xu, Peng; Wu, Dongping, E-mail: dongpingwu@fudan.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of ASIC and System, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Kubart, Tomas; Gao, Xindong [Solid-State Electronics, The ngstrm Laboratory, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 534, 75121 Uppsala (Sweden); Zhang, Shi-Li, E-mail: shili.zhang@angstrom.uu.se [State Key Laboratory of ASIC and System, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China and Solid-State Electronics, The ngstrm Laboratory, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 534, 75121 Uppsala (Sweden)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Anodically electrodeposited Co+Ni mixed oxide electrode: preparation and electrocatalytic activity for oxygen evolution in alkaline media  

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Co+Ni mixed oxides on Ni substrate were prepared through anodic electrodeposition from Co(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} and Ni(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} aqueous solutions with five different Co{sup 2+}/Ni{sup 2+} ratios beside only Co{sup 2+}. By the electrochemical measurements, the optimum performance in electrocatalytic activity for oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline media was obtained on the Co+Ni mixed oxide deposited from the solution containing Co{sup 2+}/Ni{sup 2+} ratio of 1:1. The mixed oxide is corresponding to about 68at% Co contents with spinel-type NiCo{sub 2}O{sub 4} phase and porosity surface structure. The electrochemical kinetic parameters including exchange current density, Tafel slopes, reaction order with respect to [OH{sup -}] and standard electrochemical enthalpy of activation were analyzed also. A possible mechanism involving the formation of a physisorbed hydrogen peroxide intermediate in a slow electrochemical step was presented, which accounts for the values of the experimental results.

Wu Gang [Innovative Catalysis Program, Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)]. E-mail: wugang@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn; Li Ning [Department of Applied Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Zhou Derui [Department of Applied Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Mitsuo, Kurachi [Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8283 (Japan); Xu Boqing [Innovative Catalysis Program, Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Effect of reductant and PVP on morphology and magnetic property of ultrafine Ni powders prepared via hydrothermal route  

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Graphical abstract: The ultrafine Ni powders with the shapes including sphere, pearl-string, leaf, fish-bone, hexagonal sheet and silknet were prepared through one-step hydrothermal reduction using different reductants. Their saturation magnetization, remanent magnetization and coercivity sequentially increase, and the coercivity of hexagonal sheet-like Ni powders increases by 25% compared with the Ni bulk counterpart. - Highlights: The ultrafine Ni powders with various shapes of sphere, fish-bone, hexagonal sheet, etc. Facile and one-step hydrothermal reduction using three reductants and PVP additive was developed. Magnetic properties of the ultrafine Ni powders with different shapes were measured. Compared with bulk Ni material, coercivity of hexagonal sheet Ni increases by 25%. The formation mechanism of the shapes was suggested. - Abstract: The ultrafine nickel particles with different shapes including sphere, pearl-string, leaf, fish-bone, hexagonal sheet and silknet were prepared through one-step hydrothermal reduction using hydrazine hydrate, sodium hypophosphite and ethylene glycol as reductants, polyvinylpyrrolidone as structure-directing agent. It has been verified with the characterization of X-ray powder diffraction and transmission/scanning electronic microscopy that as-prepared products belong to face-centered cubic structure of nickel microcrystals with high purity and fine dispersity. The magnetic hysteresis loops measured at room temperature reveal that the values of saturation magnetization, remanent magnetization and coercivity rise sequentially from silknet, sphere to hexagonal sheet. In comparison with nickel bulk counterpart, the coercivity of the hexagonal sheet nickel powders increases by 25%.

Zhang, Jun, E-mail: j-zhang@126.com; Wang, Xiucai; Li, Lili; Li, Chengxuan; Peng, Shuge

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of palladium addition on catalytic activity in steam methane reforming over Ni-YSZ porous membrane  

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Abstract This study investigated the additive effects of palladium, and the deposition method of palladium on Ni-YSZ porous membrane in steam methane reforming. PdNi-YSZ porous membrane prepared by the wet impregnation method showed superior catalytic activity, where the methane conversion reached 94.6% at 650C, with H2 yield above 3.9. The palladium particles were well dispersed, and the PdNi-YSZ porous membrane exhibited high adsorption capacity for water. The addition of palladium and the deposition method of palladium are very important for the steam methane reforming reaction.

Sang Moon Lee; Sung Chang Hong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon`s role in determining swelling in neutron-irradiated Fe-Cr-Ni-Si alloys  

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Two silicon-modified alloy series, one based on Fe-15Cr-20Ni and another based on Fe-15Cr-25Ni were irradiated at target temperatures between 399 and 649{degree}C in EBR-II. The influence of silicon on swelling is more complex than previously envisioned and indicates that silicon plays two or more competing roles while in solution. Radiation-induced formation of {gamma}{prime} (Ni{sub 3}Si) precipitates is dependent on silicon and nickel content, as well as temperature. Precipitation of {gamma}{prime} appears to play only a minor role in void formation.

Sekimura, N. [Tokyo Univ., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan); Garner, F. A. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Newkirk, J.W. [Missouri Univ., Rolla, MO (United States)

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Application of carbonized paper sludge as support of a Ni catalyst. Performance in steam reforming of methane  

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Carbonized paper sludge (C.P.S....) from an industrial waste was employed for steam reforming of methane, and Ni loaded C.P.S. pretreated at 973 K showed an initial methane conversion of over 90% at 1073 K...

Toru Kanno; Kiyoshi Tada; Jun-ichi Horiuchi

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Frequency dependent magnetoconductivity and conductivity study in Ni-dispersed silica nano-composite produced by sol-gel technique  

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The low frequency (20 Hz to 1 MHz) ac conductivity and magnetoconductivity behaviour of ceramic nanocomposite (Ni-SiO2) at low temperature down to 77 K are reported. The frequency dependent conductivity followed ...

A. Sarkar; P. Ghosh; S. K. Chattopadhyay; A. K. Meikap

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Abnormal Cyclibility in Ni@Graphene CoreShell and YolkShell Nanostructures for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes  

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Abnormal Cyclibility in Ni@Graphene CoreShell and YolkShell Nanostructures for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes ... A new graphene-based hybrid nanostructure is designed for anode materials in lithium-ion batteries. ...

Huawei Song; Hao Cui; Chengxin Wang

2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECT OF AGING ON THE PHASE TRANSFORMATION AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF Ti36Ni49Hf15 HIGH  

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and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, People's Republic of China (Received August 19 the microstructure, transformation temperature, mechanical properties and shape memory effects (SMEs) for Ti36Ni49Hf

Zheng, Yufeng

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Growth of Large-Area Single- and Bi-Layer Graphene by Controlled Carbon Precipitation on Polycrystalline Ni Surfaces  

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We report graphene films composed mostly of one or two layers of graphene grown by controlled carbon precipitation on the surface of polycrystalline Ni thin films during atmospheric chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Controlling ...

Reina, Alfonso

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical-looping combustion of syngas by means of spray-dried NiO oxygen carrier  

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Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) of syngas has a potential...2 and CO) appeared to be approximately the sum of the reaction rate of each fuel gas. The experimental results indicated that the spray-dried NiO oxyg...

Jeom-In Baek; Chong Kul Ryu; Tae Hyoung Eom

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

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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Use of periodic approximants in a dynamical LEED study of the quasicrystalline tenfold surface of decagonal Al-Ni-Co  

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of decagonal Al-Ni-Co K. Pussi Department of Electrical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, FIN-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland N. Ferralis Physics Department and Materials Research

Widom, Michael

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Systematic analysis of the crystal structure, chemical ordering, and microstructure of Ni-Mn-Ga ferromagnetic shape memory alloys  

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Ni-n-Ga based ferromagnetic shape-memory alloys (FSMAs) have shown great promise as an active material that yields a large output strain over a range of actuation frequencies. The maximum strain has been reported to be 6% ...

Richard, Marc Louis

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

A novel preparation method for NiCo2O4 electrodes stacked with hexagonal nanosheets for water electrolysis  

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In this paper, we describe the preparation of a porous nanosheet-stacked NiCo2O4 composite electrode using a novel electrophoretic deposition (EPD) calcination method. The effects of the deposition time and volta...

Jun Yang; Jianbao Li; Hong Lin; Xiaozhan Yang

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Production of Syngas via Partial Oxidation and CO2 Reforming of Coke Oven Gas over a Ni Catalyst  

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Production of Syngas via Partial Oxidation and CO2 Reforming of Coke Oven Gas over a Ni Catalyst ... The yield of produced syngas increases with an increase in temperature. ...

Jianzhong Guo; Zhaoyin Hou; Jing Gao; Xiaoming Zheng

2008-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Micro-focussed XAFS spectroscopy to study Ni-bearing precipitates in the metal of corroded Zircaloy-2  

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The present work concerns an investigation of the local atomic environment of Ni-containing secondary phase precipitates (SPP) present in the metal-part of Zircaloy-2 cladding tubes. An unirradiated Zircaloy-2...

G. Kuri; C. Degueldre; J. Bertsch; S. Abolhassani

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface characterization and mechanical property of TiN/Ti-coated NiTi alloy by PIIID  

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significantly reduces the friction coefficient and improves wear resistance of the NiTi alloy. © 2006 Elsevier B prosthesis, heart valve replacement and biosensors [6,7]. TiN surface coating has also been found

Zheng, Yufeng

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Interfacial mixing in as-deposited Si/Ni/Si layers analyzed by x-ray and polarized neutron reflectometry  

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Interdiffusion occurring across the interfaces in a Si/Ni/Si layered system during deposition at room temperature was probed using x-ray reflectivity (XRR) and polarized neutron reflectivity (PNR). Exploiting the complementarity of these techniques, both structural and magnetic characterization with nanometer depth resolution could be achieved. Suitable model fitting of the reflectivity profiles identified the formation of NiSi mixed alloy layers at the Si/Ni and Ni/Si interfaces. The physical parameters of the layered structure, including quantitative assessment of the stoichiometry of interfacial alloys, were obtained from the analyses of XRR and PNR patterns. In addition, PNR provided magnetic moment density profile as a function of depth in the stratified medium.

Debarati Bhattacharya; Saibal Basu; Surendra Singh; Sumalay Roy; Bhupendra Nath Dev

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Strain-Induced Phase Transformations in TiNi Alloy by Electric Resistance Method  

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It is generally recognized that the shape memory effect (SME) is associated the interaction of stress with thermoelastic martensitic transformation [1]. The phase transformations in TiNi alloy was reported to occ...

Yuan-Ti Muang; Li-Lin Lu; Lai-Zhi Zou

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal-insulator transitions induced by doping in LaNiO{sub 3}: LaNi{sub 0.95}M{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} (M = Mo, W, Sb, Ti, Cu, Zn) perovskites  

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Structural characterization and electronic properties of the LaNi{sub 0.95}M{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} (M = Mo, W, Sb, Ti, Cu, Zn) perovskite-like system are reported. These compounds can be regarded as being derived from LaNiO{sub 3} by partial substitution of Ni{sup 3+} in this material by M{sup 6+}, M{sup 5+}, M{sup 4+}, or M{sup 2+} formal cations, with a partial reduction of Ni{sup 3+} to Ni{sup 2+} taking place. X-ray powder diffraction data were analyzed by means of the Rietveld method and show that all the title materials present perovskite-type structure with a rhombohedral (S.G. R{bar 3}c) or orthorhombic (S.G. Pbnm) symmetry, depending on the nature of the M cation. In all cases, Ni and M cations are placed at random in octahedral B-sites of perovskite structure. Electrical resistivity measurements (four probe method) show metal-to-insulator (M-I) transitions for M = Mo, W, Ti, Cu, Zn at temperatures of about 50K and a semiconductor behavior for the Sb sample in the whole temperature range explored. Magnetic susceptibility measurements show the presence of weak ferromagnetic interactions for M = Sb and Pauli paramagnetism for the remaining compounds.

Alvarez, I.; Veiga, M.L.; Pico, C. [Univ. Complutense, Madrid (Spain)] [Univ. Complutense, Madrid (Spain)

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Neutron capture cross section of unstable 63Ni: implications for stellar nucleosynthesis  

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The $^{63}$Ni($n, \\gamma$) cross section has been measured for the first time at the neutron time-of-flight facility n\\_TOF at CERN from thermal neutron energies up to 200 keV. In total, capture kernels of 12 (new) resonances were determined. Maxwellian Averaged Cross Sections were calculated for thermal energies from kT = 5 keV to 100 keV with uncertainties around 20%. Stellar model calculations for a 25 M$_\\odot$ star show that the new data have a significant effect on the $s$-process production of $^{63}$Cu, $^{64}$Ni, and $^{64}$Zn in massive stars, allowing stronger constraints on the Cu yields from explosive nucleosynthesis in the subsequent supernova.

C. Lederer; C. Massimi; S. Altstadt; J. Andrzejewski; L. Audouin; M. Barbagallo; V. Bcares; F. Bev; F. Belloni; E. Berthoumieux; J. Billowes; V. Boccone; D. Bosnar; M. Brugger; M. Calviani; F. Calvio; D. Cano-Ott; C. Carrapio; F. Cerutti; E. Chiaveri; M. Chin; N. Colonna; G. Corts; M. A. Corts-Giraldo; M. Diakaki; C. Domingo-Pardo; I. Duran; R. Dressler; N. Dzysiuk; C. Eleftheriadis; A. Ferrari; K. Fraval; S. Ganesan; A. R. Garca; G. Giubrone; M. B. Gmez-Hornillos; I. F. Gonalves; E. Gonzlez-Romero; E. Griesmayer; C. Guerrero; F. Gunsing; P. Gurusamy; D. G. Jenkins; E. Jericha; Y. Kadi; F. Kppeler; D. Karadimos; N. Kivel; P. Koehler; M. Kokkoris; G. Korschinek; M. Krtika; J. Kroll; C. Langer; H. Leeb; L. S. Leong; R. Losito; A. Manousos; J. Marganiec; T. Martnez; P. F. Mastinu; M. Mastromarco; M. Meaze; E. Mendoza; A. Mengoni; P. M. Milazzo; F. Mingrone; M. Mirea; W. Mondelaers; C. Paradela; A. Pavlik; J. Perkowski; M. Pignatari; A. Plompen; J. Praena; J. M. Quesada; T. Rauscher; R. Reifarth; A. Riego; F. Roman; C. Rubbia; R. Sarmento; P. Schillebeeckx; S. Schmidt; D. Schumann; G. Tagliente; J. L. Tain; D. Tarro; L. Tassan-Got; A. Tsinganis; S. Valenta; G. Vannini; V. Variale; P. Vaz; A. Ventura; R. Versaci; M. J. Vermeulen; V. Vlachoudis; R. Vlastou; A. Wallner; T. Ware; M. Weigand; C. Wei; T. J. Wright; P. Zugec

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

414

Helium generation rates in isotopically tailored Fe-Cr-Ni alloys irradiated in FFTF/MOTA  

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Three Fe-Cr-Ni alloys have been doped with 0.4% {sup 59}Ni for side-by-side irradiations of doped and undoped materials in order to determine the effects of fusion-relevant levels of helium production on microstructural development and mechanical properties. The alloys were irradiated in three successive cycles of the Materials Open Test Assembly (MOTA) located in the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). Following irradiation, helium levels were measured by isotope dilution mass spectrometry. The highest level of helium achieved in doped alloys was 172 appm at 9.1 dpa for a helium(appm)-to-dpa ratio of 18.9. The overall pattern of predicted helium generation rates in doped and undoped alloys is in good agreement with the helium measurements.

Greenwood, L.R.; Garner, F.A. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Oliver, B.M. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Model calculation of anisotropic charge and magnetic moment distribution on a Ni(001) surface  

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Anisotropies in the electronic charge and moment distribution on a (001) surface of Ni are influenced by the kinetic and Coulomb energies as well as by exchange and correlations. By using a simple model Hamiltonian the various contributions are analyzed. In particular we consider the effects of nonlocal exchange and correlation energies on the anisotropies. When we simulate a local exchange and correlation approximation, we find a decrease in the surface anisotropies (e.g., a moment in the 3z2-r2 orbital). The accompanying relative energy changes are very small, i.e., of the order of 10-4. The same holds true for anisotropies in the exchange splittings. A comparison is attempted between the results of the present model and recent ab initio calculations for the Ni surface in which the local-spin-density approximation is applied.

A. M. Oles and P. Fulde

1984-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

416

Influence of $?$ mesons on negative kaons in Ni+Ni collisions at 1.91A GeV beam energy  

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$\\phi$ and K$^-$ mesons from Ni+Ni collisions at the beam energy of 1.91A GeV have been measured by the FOPI spectrometer, with a trigger selecting central and semi-central events amounting to 51% of the total cross section. The phase space distributions, and the total yield of K$^-$, as well as the kinetic energy distribution and the total yield of $\\phi$ mesons are presented. The $\\phi$\\K$^-$ ratio is found to be $0.44 \\pm 0.07(\\text{stat}) ^{+0.18}_{-0.12} (\\text{syst})$, meaning that about 22% of K$^-$ mesons originate from the decays of $\\phi$ mesons, occurring mostly in vacuum. The inverse slopes of direct kaons are up to about 15 MeV larger than the ones extracted within the one-source model, signalling that a considerable share of gap between the slopes of K$^+$ and K$^-$ could be explained by the contribution of $\\phi$ mesons to negative kaons.

K. Piasecki; N. Herrmann; R. Averbeck; A. Andronic; V. Barret; Z. Basrak; N. Bastid; M. L. Benabderrahmane; M. Berger; P. Buehler; M. Cargnelli; R. ?aplar; P. Crochet; O. Czerwiakowa; I. Deppner; P. Dupieux; M. Delalija; L. Fabbietti; Z. Fodor; P. Gasik; I. Gapari?; Y. Grishkin; O. N. Hartmann; K. D. Hildenbrand; B. Hong; T. I. Kang; J. Kecskemeti; Y. J. Kim; M. Kirejczyk; M. Ki; P. Koczon; R. Kotte; A. Lebedev; Y. Leifels; A. Le Fvre; J. L. Liu; X. Lopez; V. Manko; J. Marton; T. Matulewicz; R. Mnzer; M. Petrovici; F. Rami; A. Reischl; W. Reisdorf; M. S. Ryu; P. Schmidt; A. Schttauf; Z. Seres; B. Sikora; K. S. Sim; V. Simion; K. Siwek-Wilczy?ska; V. Smolyankin; K. Suzuki; Z. Tymi?ski; P. Wagner; I. Weber; E. Widmann; K. Wi?niewski; Z. G. Xiao; I. Yushmanov; Y. Zhang; A. Zhilin; V. Zinyuk; J. Zmeskal

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of alternating seawater flow and stagnant layup conditions on the general and localized corrosion resistance of CuNi and NiCu alloys in marine service  

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From time-to-time seawater handling systems are subjected to lay-up which can produce chemical and biological changes, and conceivably alter the corrosion resistance of metals used in piping and other equipment. In the case of reverse osmosis/membrane technology type desalination equipment, sanitizing agents may be introduced after draining. Simulation tests were conducted to determine any effect of a bisulfite sanitizing treatment when used between periods of normal seawater flow. Corresponding tests were conducted with lay-up comprising non-refreshed seawater which ultimately stagnated. Test results for CuNi alloy C71500 indicted that repeated cycling between seawater exposure and bisulfite treatments was detrimental in reducing that alloy`s resistance to general corrosion, and to a lesser degree its crevice corrosion resistance. The typical pitting and crevice corrosion behavior of NiCu alloy N04400, found upon exposure to slowly moving, aerated seawater was neither diminished or accelerated by cyclic lay-up with either stagnant seawater or the candidate bisulfite-containing solution. However, some increase in general corrosion was observed.

Kain, R.M. [LaQue Corrosion Services, Wrightsville Beach, NC (United States); Weber, B.E. [NAWC-Aircraft Div., Patuxent River, MD (United States)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Propagating spectroscopy of backward volume spin waves in a metallic FeNi film  

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We report a propagating spin wave spectroscopy for a magnetostatic backward volume spin wave in a metallic Fe{sub 19}Ni{sub 81} film. We show that the mutual-inductance between two independent antennas detects a small but clear propagation signal of backward volume spin waves. All experimental data are consistent with the time-domain propagating spin-wave spectroscopy. The control of propagating backward spin wave enables to realize the miniaturize spin-wave circuit.

Sato, N.; Ishida, N.; Kawakami, T. [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi 3-14-1, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan); Sekiguchi, K., E-mail: koji-s@phys.keio.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi 3-14-1, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan); JST-PRESTO, Gobancho 7, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 (Japan)

2014-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

419

Low energy ($p,?$) reactions in Ni and Cu nuclei using microscopic optical model  

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Radiative capture reactions for low energy protons have been theoretically studied for Ni and Cu isotopes using the microscopic optical model. The optical potential has been obtained in the folding model using different microscopic interactions with the nuclear densities from Relativistic Mean Field calculations. The calculated total cross sections as well as the cross sections for individually low lying levels have been compared with measurements involving stable nuclear targets. Rates for the rapid proton capture process have been evaluated for astrophysically important reactions.

G. Gangopadhyay

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

420

Evaluating the effect of surface modifications on Ni based electrodes for alkaline water electrolysis  

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Abstract In an effort to improve the efficiency of alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production, surface modifications to Ni based electrodes were made by means of mechanical polishing using sandpapers of different sand grain sizes and chemical coating using electrochemical deposition of Ni and Co. The hydrogen evolution reaction was studied to reveal and compare the apparent and intrinsic activities of the electrodes, as indicated by the Tafel curves based on the geometric surface area and effective surface area, respectively. A relative roughness factor, which was estimated from the double layer capacitance in the impedance measurement, was introduced to characterise the effective surface area. The relative roughness factor of the six modified electrodes varied from 3.3 to 5.6. The electrode polished with the P400 sandpaper achieved the best apparent activity by possessing the lowest overpotential of 422mV at the current density of 750Am?2. For electrodes modified by the mechanical polishing, the Tafel curves collapsed into a narrow band when the current density was divided by the relative roughness factor, which validated the method of using the relative roughness factor for quantifying the effective surface area. The intrinsic activity of the hydrogen evolution reaction on Ni electrode can be expressed as ?=0.02+0.191Log(j?), where j? is the current density based on the effective surface area. For the electrodes modified by electrochemical depositions of Ni and Co, a variation in the intrinsic activity was observed for the different electrodes. This was attributed to their surface composition differences.

Kai Zeng; Dongke Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enrichment of Fe and Ni at metal and oxide grain boundaries in corroded Zircaloy-2  

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Atom probe tomography has been used to study for the first time the metaloxide interface region in Zircaloy-2. Segregation of Fe and Ni to both deformation-induced sub-grain boundaries in the metal and planar features in the oxide has been found. Apparently, the oxide inherits the chemistry of the sub-grain boundaries as the material oxidizes, which may have implications for the waterside corrosion kinetics of the alloy.

G. Sundell; M. Thuvander; H.-O. Andrn

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Preparation, optical and non-linear optical power limiting properties of Cu, CuNi nanowires  

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Metallic nanowires show excellent Plasmon absorption which is tunable based on its aspect ratio and alloying nature. We prepared Cu and CuNi metallic nanowires and studied its optical and nonlinear optical behavior. Optical properties of nanowires are theoretically explained using Gans theory. Nonlinear optical behavior is studied using a single beam open aperture z-scan method with the use of 5?ns Nd: YAG laser. Optical limiting is found to arise from two-photon absorption.

Udayabhaskar, R.; Karthikeyan, B., E-mail: bkarthik@nitt.edu [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620 015 (India); Ollakkan, Muhamed Shafi [Light and Matter Physics Group, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore 560 080 (India)] [Light and Matter Physics Group, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore 560 080 (India)

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Ni/Al multilayer on Si substrate by diffraction and reflectometry techniques  

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An ion beam deposited multilayer film of nominal thickness [Ni(200 Angst )/Al(100 Angst )]x5 on Si substrate has been characterized by X-Ray Diffraction(XRD), X-Ray Reflectivity (XRR) and Polarized neutron reflectivity(PNR). The present paper attempts to identify presence of any intermetallic compounds at the interfaces of the as-deposited sample. Structural parameters obtained from XRR and PNR are close to design values.

Swain, Mitali; Basu, Saibal; Bhattacharya, Debarati; Gupta, Mukul [Solid State Physics Division Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 400085 (India); UGC-DAE-Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017 (India)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Bimetallic Ni-Rh catalysts with low amounts of Rh for the steam and autothermal reforming of n-butane for fuel-cell applications.  

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Mono-metallic nickel and rhodium catalysts and bimetallic Ni-Rh catalysts supported on La-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, CeZrO{sub 2} and CeMgOx were prepared and evaluated for catalyzing the steam and autothermal reforming of n-butane. The binary Ni-Rh supported on La-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalysts with low weight loading of rhodium exhibited higher H{sub 2} yields than Ni or Rh alone. The Ni-Rh/CeZrO{sub 2} catalyst exhibited higher performance and no coke formation, compared to the same metals on other supports. A NiAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel phase was obtained on all Ni and Ni-Rh catalysts supported on La-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The presence of rhodium stabilized the spinel phase as well as NiOx species upon reforming while Ni alone was mostly reduced into metallic species. Extended X-ray absorption fine-structure analysis showed evidence of Ni-Rh alloy during preparation and even further after an accelerated aging at 900C in a H{sub 2}/H{sub 2}O atmosphere.

Ferrandon, M.; Kropf, A. J.; Krause, T.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of dislocation-solute interactions on the mechanical properties of zirconium-doped NiAl  

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Atom probe field ion microscopy (APFIM) has been used to characterize NiAl microalloyed with molybdenum and zirconium. Field ion images and atom probe analyses revealed segregation of zirconium to dislocation strain fields and ribbon-like morphological features that are probably related to dislocations. These results provide direct experimental evidence in support of the suggestion that the tremendous increase in the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTI) in zirconium-doped NiAl is due to pinning of dislocations by zirconium atoms. Atom probe analyses also revealed segregation of zirconium to grain boundaries. This result is consistent with the change from an intergranular fracture mode in undoped NiAl to a mixture of intergranular and transgranular fracture mode in zirconium-doped NiAl. The NiAl matrix was severely depleted of the solutes molybdenum and zirconium. Small Mo-rich precipitates, detected in the matrix and grain boundaries, are likely to contribute to the significant increase in the room-temperature yield stress of microalloyed NiAl through a precipitation hardening mechanism.

Jayaram, R. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Miller, M.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Isotopic identification of surface site transfer on Ni/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalysts  

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Isotope labeling with temperature-programmed reaction (TPR) for CO hydrogenation was used to separate two distinct CO adsorption sites on a Ni/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalysts. One site is Ni metal and has the higher activity for CO hydrogenation. The less-reactive CO is on the Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ support. Only the Ni metal is occupied at 300 K, and transfer for CO between the two sites occurs at higher temperatures. In the presence of adsorbed H/sub 2/, CO that was adsorbed on the Ni metal moved to the Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ support. This is an activated process, and the only pathway to occupy the Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ sites is by adsorption on the Ni. The reverse transfer from Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ to Ni occurs if some of the H/sub 2/ is desorbed; surface hydrogen inhibits this reverse process. These results show that during a typical TPR experiment, transfer between sites competes with reaction.

Gugla, P.G.; Bailey, K.M.; Falconer, J.L.

1988-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

427

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

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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

428

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

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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

429

Critical cooling rate and thermal stability of Zr--Ti--Cu--Ni--Be alloys  

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The critical cooling rate as well as the thermal stability are measured for a series of alloys in the Zr--Ti--Cu--Ni--Be system. Upon cooling from the molten state with different rates, alloys with compositions ranging along a tie line from (Zr{sub 70}Ti{sub 30}){sub 55}(Ni{sub 39}Cu{sub 61}){sub 25}Be{sub 20} to (Zr{sub 85}Ti{sub 15}){sub 55}(Ni{sub 57}Cu{sub 43}){sub 22.5}Be{sub 27.5} show a continuous increase in the critical cooling rate to suppress crystallization. In contrast, thermal analysis of the same alloys shows that the undercooled liquid region, the temperature difference between the glass transition temperature and the crystallization temperature, is largest for some compositions midway between the two endpoints, revealing that glass forming ability does not correlate with thermal stability. The relationship between the composition-dependent glass forming ability and thermal stability is discussed with reference to a chemical decomposition process.

Waniuk, Theodore A.; Schroers, Jan; Johnson, William L.

2001-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

430

Simultaneous adsorption of carbon and hydrogen on Ni(100). Nature of new forms of hydrogen absorption  

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The authors have analyzed the form of hydrogen adsorption on Ni(100) upon simultaneous adsorption of carbon and hydrogen in the cluster approximation using the nonempirical Hartree-Fock method with subsequent allowance for electron correlation energy. The effect of carbon on the adsorbed hydrogen layer is indirect, through the surface metal atoms; and this perturbation is so great that it leads to substantial change in the type of bonding of the hydrogen to the surface. The calculations predict two types of adsorbed hydrogen on Ni(100). In the symmetric state /sup 2/A', the hydrogen has a modified four-coordinate bond with surface nickel atoms (the B/sub 4/ state) at a short distance to the surface (R/sub perpendicular to/ approx. 0.05 A). In this state, the adsorbed hydrogen tends to penetrate into the volume. In the other antisymmetry state /sup 2/A'', the hydrogen has a bridge bond (the B/sub 2/ state). The calculations predict that in this state the strength of the bond between hydrogen and the surface is greater than in the B/sub 4/ state. The bridge structure for hydrogen is not subject to a strong effect from adsorbed carbon. On the basis of an analysis of the calculated vibrational frequencies of the hydrogen-surface bond and other electronic parameters, they propose possible surface structures for hydrogen and carbon when they are simultaneously adsorbed on Ni(100)

Avdeev, V.I.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

NiFe2O4/activated carbon nanocomposite as magnetic material from petcoke  

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Abstract Nickel ferrite (NiFe2O4) was supported on activated carbon (AC) from petroleum coke (petcoke). Potassium hydroxide (KOH) was employed with petcoke to produce activated carbon. NiFe2O4 were synthesized using PEG-Oleic acid assisted hydrothermal method. The structural and magnetic properties were determined using thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TGADTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared (IR-FT), surface area (BET), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM). XRD analysis revealed the cubic spinel structure and ferrite phase with high crystallinity. IR-FT studies showed that chemical modification promoted the formation of surface oxygen functionalities. Morphological investigation by SEM showed conglomerates of spherical nanoparticles with an average particle size of 72nm and TEM showed the formation of NiFe2O4/carbon nanofibers. Chemical modification and activation temperature of 800C prior to activation dramatically increased the BET surface area of the resulting activated carbon to 842.4m2/g while the sulfur content was reduced from 6 to 1%. Magnetic properties of nanoparticles show strong dependence on the particle size.

Sarah Briceo; W. Brmer-Escamilla; P. Silva; J. Garca; H. Del Castillo; M. Villarroel; J.P. Rodriguez; M.A. Ramos; R. Morales; Y. Diaz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

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

433

Laser power beaming to extend lives of GSO NiCd satellites  

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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

434

TiB2/Ni coatings on surface of copper alloy electrode prepared by electrospark deposition  

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In order to improve the lifespan of spot-welding electrodes used for welding zinc coated steel sheets, titanium diboride was deposited onto their surface after precoating nickel as an intermediate layer. The microstructures and phase compositions of TiB2 and Ni coatings were characterized by SEM and XRD. The coating hardness was measured using a microhardness tester. The results indicate that a satisfactory TiB2 coating is obtained as a result of the intermediate nickel layer acting as a good binder between the TiB2 coating and the copper alloy substrate. Owing to its capacity of deforming, the precoated nickel layer is dense and crack free, while cracks and pores are observed in the TiB2 coating. The hardness of the TiB2/Ni coating decreases with the increase of voltage and capacitance because of the diffusion of copper and nickel and the oxidation of the coating materials. Because of the good thermal and electrical conductivities and high hardness properties of TiB2, the deformation of the electrode with TiB2/Ni coating is reduced and its spot-welding life is by far prolonged than that of the uncoated one.

Cheng LUO; Xiang XIONG; Shi-jie DONG

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Molecular dynamics simulations of the melting curve of NiAl alloy under pressure  

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The melting curve of B2-NiAl alloy under pressure has been investigated using molecular dynamics technique and the embedded atom method (EAM) potential. The melting temperatures were determined with two approaches, the one-phase and the two-phase methods. The first one simulates a homogeneous melting, while the second one involves a heterogeneous melting of materials. Both approaches reduce the superheating effectively and their results are close to each other at the applied pressures. By fitting the well-known Simon equation to our melting data, we yielded the melting curves for NiAl: 1783(1 + P/9.801){sup 0.298} (one-phase approach), 1850(1 + P/12.806){sup 0.357} (two-phase approach). The good agreement of the resulting equation of states and the zero-pressure melting point (calc., 1850 25 K, exp., 1911 K) with experiment proved the correctness of these results. These melting data complemented the absence of experimental high-pressure melting of NiAl. To check the transferability of this EAM potential, we have also predicted the melting curves of pure nickel and pure aluminum. Results show the calculated melting point of Nickel agrees well with experiment at zero pressure, while the melting point of aluminum is slightly higher than experiment.

Zhang, Wenjin; Peng, Yufeng [College of Physics and electronic Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, 453007 (China)] [College of Physics and electronic Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, 453007 (China); Liu, Zhongli, E-mail: zhongliliu@yeah.net [College of Physics and Electric Information, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, 471002 (China)] [College of Physics and Electric Information, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, 471002 (China)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

Structure and Properties of Magnetic (Co, Fe, Fe{sub 3}C and Ni) Carbon Beads  

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Nanoparticles exhibit unique physical properties due to the surface or quantum-size effects. Particular attention has been focused on magnetic nanoparticles and substantial progress has been done in this field. In this work magnetic composites, consisting of elementary metals or carbides nanocrystallites, stabilized in carbon matrix, were prepared by the procedure comprising formation of appropriate metal acrylamide complexes, followed by frontal polymerization and pyrolysis of the polymer at various temperatures. Application of frontal polymerization and further pyrolysis enables formation of composite beads consisting of Co, Fe, Fe{sub 3}C or Ni nanocrystallites stabilized in carbon matrix. It was found that the lowest pyrolysis temperature, which enables the production of metallic nanocrystallites, was 673 K for Co and Ni, and 773 K for Fe. The magnetic properties of the beads, percentage of the metallic component, their composition and shape depended on the pyrolysis temperature. Extracts on the basis of composites containing Fe{sub 3}C showed no cytotoxicity, whereas those containing Co and Ni exhibited negligible cytotoxicity up to concentrations of 6.25 mg/ml.

Leonowicz, Marcin; Izydorzak, Marta [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Woloska 141, 02-507 Warsaw (Poland); Pomogailo, Anatolii D.; Dzhardimalieva, Gulzhian I. [Institute of Chemical Physics RAS, Chernogolovka (Russian Federation)

2010-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

437

Oxygen electrode bifunctional electrocatalyst NiCo/sub 2/O/sub 4/ spinel  

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A significant increase in energy density may be possible if a two-unit alkaline regenerative H2-O2 fuel cell is replaced with a single-unit system that uses passive means for H2O transfer and thermal control. For this single-unit system, new electrocatalysts for the O2 electrode will be required which are not only bifunctionally active but also chemically and electrochemically stable between the voltage range of about 0.7 and 1.5 V. NiCo2O4 spinel is reported to have certain characteristics that make it useful for a study of electrode fabrication techniques. High surface area NiCo2O4 powder was fabricated into unsupported, bifunctional, PTFE-bonded, porous gas fuel cell electrodes by commercial sources using varying PTFE contents and sintering temperatures. The object of this study is to measure the bifunctional activities of these electrodes and to observe what performance differences might result from different commercial electrode fabricators. O2 evolution and O2 reduction data were obtained at 80 C (31 percent KOH). An irreversible reaction (i.e., aging) occurred during O2 evolution at potentials greater than about 1.5 V. Anodic Tafel slopes of 0.06 and 0.12 V/decade were obtained for the aged electrodes. Within the range of 15 to 25 percent, the PTFE content was not a critical parameter for optimizing the electrode for O2 evolution activity. Sintering temperatures between 300 and 340 C may be adequate but heating at 275 C may not be sufficient to properly sinter the PTFE-NiCo2O4 mixture. Electrode disintegration was observed during O2 reduction. Transport of O2 to the NiCo2O4 surface became prohibitive at greater than about -0.02 A/sq cm. Cathodic Tafel slopes of -0.6 and -0.12 V/decade were assumed for the O2 reduction process. A PTFE content of 25 percent (or greater) appears to be preferable for sintering the PTFE-NiCo2O4 mixture.

Fielder, W.L.; Singer, J.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Combustion synthesis/quasi-isostatic pressing of TiC0.7NiTi cermets: microstructure and transformation characteristics  

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Combustion synthesis/quasi-isostatic pressing of TiC0.7­NiTi cermets: microstructure Abstract TiC0.7­NiTi cermets were produced by com- bustion synthesis followed by quasi-isostatic consolidation while the reaction products were still hot and ductile. The TiC0.7­NiTi cermets were characterized

Meyers, Marc A.

439

Microstructure degradation of YSZ in Ni/YSZ anodes of SOFC operated in phosphine-containing fuels  

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The interaction of trace (ppm) phosphine with the nickel/yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) anode of commercial solid oxide fuel cells has been investigated and evaluated for both synthesis gas and hydrogen fuels in an effort to examine PY reactions. The Ni poisoning effects reported in literature were confirmed and degradation was examined by electrochemical methods and post-test microstructural and chemical analyses. The results indicate that P-induced degradation rates and mechanisms are fuel dependent and that degradation of cells operated in synthesis gas (syngas) with phosphine is more severe than that of cells operated in hydrogen with phosphine. As reported in published literature, a cell operated in syngas containing 10 ppm phosphine demonstrated significant microstructural degradation within the Ni phase, including formation of NiP phases concentrated on the outer layer of the anode and significant pitting corrosion in the Ni grains. In this research, a previously undetected YPO{sub 4} phase is observed at the YSZ/YSZ/Ni triple grain junctions located at the interface with the YSZ electrolyte. Tetragonal YSZ (t-YSZ) and cubic-YSZ (c-YSZ) domains with sizes of several tens of nanometers are also newly observed along the Ni/YSZ interface. These observations contrast with data obtained for a cell operated in dry hydrogen with phosphine, where no YPO{sub 4} phase is observed and the alternating t-YSZ and c-YSZ domains at the Ni/YSZ interface are smaller with typical sizes of 510 nm. The data imply that electrolyte attack by P is a potentially debilitating mode of degradation in SOFC anodes, and that the associated reaction mechanisms and rates are worthy of further examination.

Chen, Yun; Chen, Song; Hackett, Gregory; Finklea, Harry; Zondlod, John; Celik, Ismail; Song, Xueyan; Gerdes, Kirk

2013-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

440

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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Investigation of a two-state Tafel phenomenon for the oxygen evolution reaction on an amorphous Ni-Co alloy  

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The anodic polarization for the oxygen evolution reaction of many metals and metal alloys results in the measurement of two Tafel regions, one for low overpotentials and one for high overpotentials. The polarization of the amorphous Ni{sub 50}Co{sub 25}P{sub 15}B{sub 10} alloy resulted in the measurement of a Tafel plot which appeared to have two different states linked by a transition potential region that was dependent on electrode pretreatment. A ``limiting current`` phenomenon in the transition region, in which the current appears to be independent of the potential, on the amorphous Ni{sub 50}Co{sub 25}P{sub 15}B{sub 10} alloy was observed. The limiting-current phenomenon in the transition region may reflect changes of the electrodes surface oxidation states and the oxygen reaction mechanisms in the two Tafel regions. This limiting current transition region was investigated by dc anodic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). A time-dependent impedance behavior was observed coincident with a limiting current in the Tafel plot within the same potential region. This was further characterized by means of a fixed frequency impedance measurement. XPS spectra of oxidation species of Ni were obtained from the amorphous Ni{sub 50}Co{sub 25}P{sub 15}B{sub 10} alloy and were compared with the spectra of chemically synthesized Ni oxide and hydroxides. The XPS results from the amorphous Ni-Co alloy electrode polarized in the two Tafel regions revealed different surface chemistries. The ``limiting current`` phenomenon could thus be attributed to a slow, surface place exchange between Ni and Co sites and a further oxidation of the surface from the low overpotential Tafel region to the high overpotential Tafel region.

Lian, K.K.; Kirk, D.W.; Thorpe, S.J. [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Effect of ceria loading on the carbon formation during low temperature methane steam reforming over a Ni/CeO2/ZrO2 catalyst  

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The characterization and catalytic activity of a Ni/CeO2/ZrO2 catalyst for methane steam reforming at 600C were investigated. The addition...

Anton Purnomo; Susan Gallardo; Leonila Abella

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Evaluation of Pre-sulfided NiMo/?-Al2O3 for Hydrodeoxygenation of Microalgae Oil to Produce Green-diesel  

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Evaluation of Pre-sulfided NiMo/?-Al2O3 for Hydrodeoxygenation of Microalgae Oil to Produce Green-diesel ... Energy Fuels, Just Accepted Manuscript ...

Lin Zhou; Adeniyi Lawal

2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

444

Microstructural and chemical evolution near anode triple phase boundary in Ni/YSZ solid oxide fuel cells  

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In this study, we report the microstructural and chemical evolution of anode grain boundaries and triple phase boundary (TPB) junctions of Ni/YSZ anode supported solid oxide fuel cells. A NiO phase was found to develop along the Ni/YSZ interfaces extending to TPBs in the operated cells. The thickness of the NiO ribbon phase remains constant at ~5 nm in hydrogen for operating durations up to 540 h. When operating on synthesis gas, an increase in interphase thickness was observed from ~11 nm for 24 h of operation to ~51 nm for 550 h of operation. YSZ phases are observed to be stable in H2 over 540 h of operation. However, for the cell operated in syngas for 550 h, a 510 nm tetragonal YSZ (t-YSZ) interfacial layer was identified that originated from the Ni/YSZ interfaces. Yttrium species seem to segregate to the interfaces during operation, leading to the formation of t-YSZ in the Y-depleted regions.

Chen, Yun; Chen, Song; Hacket, Gregory; Finklea, Harry; Song, Zueyan; Gerdes, Kirk

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Microstructural and chemical evolution near anode triple phase boundary in Ni/YSZ solid oxide fuel cells  

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In this study, we report the micro-structural and chemical evolution of anode grain boundaries and triple phase boundary (TPB) junctions of Ni/YSZ anode supported solid oxide fuel cells. A NiO phase was found to develop along the Ni/YSZ interfaces extending to TPBs in the operated cells. The thickness of the NiO ribbon phase remains constant at ~ 5 nm in hydrogen for operating durations up to 540 h. When operating on synthesis gas, an increase in interphase thickness was observed from ~ 11 nm for 24 h of operation to ~ 51 nm for 550 h of operation. YSZ phases are observed to be stable in H{sub 2} over 540 h of operation. However, for the cell operated in syngas for 550 h, a 510 nm tetragonal YSZ (t-YSZ) interfacial layer was identified that originated from the Ni/YSZ interfaces. Yttrium species seem to segregate to the interfaces during operation, leading to the formation of t-YSZ in the Y-depleted regions.

Chen, Yun; Chen, Song; Hackett, Gregory; Finklea, Harry; Song, Xueyan; Gerdes, Kirk

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

446

Combined molten saltNi/Al2O3 as synergistic medium for high-quality syngas production  

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Abstract Proposed synergistic use of a combined medium of molten salt and Ni/Al2O3 (MS-Ni) was investigated for its enhancement of cellulose pyrolysis for high-quality syngas production. Clean renewable solar energy is to be stored at a high temperature in molten salt (MS) and provides the heat of pyrolysis. The MS-Ni medium could increase H2 yield by 3-folds while CO yield slightly increased by 15%, compared to the case of only MS medium. The peak rate of H2 production nearly quadrupled while the peak rate of CO production increased 2.5times at about 150 and 80K lower temperatures, respectively. The ratio of selectivity of syngas to undesired CH4 was nearly doubled. Arrhenius rate expressions for pseudo-first-order pyrolytic reaction are derived from the experimental data to give activation energies of 206 and 128kJmol?1 for the MS and the MS-Ni mediums, respectively. The experimental results clearly validated the role of MS-Ni as a synergistic medium for high-quality syngas production from cellulosic biomass pyrolysis.

Sakhon Ratchahat; Satoshi Kodama; Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon; Hidetoshi Sekiguchi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Microsoft Word - RTO-QA-Summary-Final.docx  

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448

QA Corporate Board Meeting - July 2008 | Department of Energy  

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Meeting Meeting Location: Hyatt Regency Tech Center, 7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80237 Room: Windriver Agenda for July 29, 2008 Documents Available for Download...

449

Q&A: Herv This on flavour and perception  

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... and that molecular differences are responsible. Here in France, the Appellation d'Origine Contrle (AOC) system [which certifies a food's geographical origin] is right and there is ... the farmer could make a profit while supporting sustainable agriculture and working within the traditional AOC system. ...

Michael White

2010-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

450

Value-Added Attributes of the QA Requirements  

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

1. Senior Management Ownership Senior management must take full ownership of the quality assurance program. These managers should establish policies and objectives focused on achieving the organization's mission while improving the quality of the organization's products and services. They must create an environment that promotes quality and the improvement of quality throughout the entire organization.

451

ARM - Q&A with Kleinman and Sedlacek  

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from natural and manmade sources. AS: For example, soot from an engine (gas or diesel) has little to no coating and is typically hydrophobic (rejects water). In stark...

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QA Corporate Board Meeting - July 2011 (Teleconference) | Department...  

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- July 2011 (Teleconference) 10th EM Quality Assurance Corporate Board Meeting. Room: Video Conference with Site Offices Agenda for July 21, 2011 Documents Available for Download...

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Microsoft Word - EM QA Corporate Board Meeting Minutes - Dec...  

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could send the document and discuss the details of the QAP. Site Presentation - Ken Armstrong and Jack Craig (EMCBC) Duli Agarwal noted that recently SCI Focus Group has...

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Microsoft Word - EM QA Corporate Board Meeting Minutes - February...  

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- Richland Charlie Harris - Savannah River Bud Danielson -Chief of Nuclear Safety Ken Armstrong - EMCBC* Russell McCallister - PortsmouthPaducah Mike Brown- Carlsbad Brian Harkins...

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Microsoft Word - EM QA Corporate Board Meeting Minutes - Oct...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Page 1 of 10 Voting Board Members in Attendance: Randy Kay - Idaho Jay Mullis- Jason Armstrong Steve Chalk - Richland Jacob Miller - Savannah River Debbie Sparkman -Chief of...

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Principles and application for Qa'a houses in Madina  

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This thesis is a study of the concept of user participation in the housing process. I explored how the support concept, which was developed by SAR (Stichting Architecten Research), can be applied to Madina. The study ...

Khashugjee, Sameer A

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Q&A: Cybersecurity Issues and Requirements, December 11, 2009  

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

Questions and Answers related to the presentation on issues and requirements for cybersecurity plans for Smart Grid Investment Grants for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

458

Final Hanford Site Transuranic (TRU) Waste Characterization QA Project Plan  

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The Transuranic Waste Characterization Quality Assurance Program Plan required each U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site that characterizes transuranic waste to be sent the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan that addresses applicable requirements specified in the quality assurance project plan (QAPP).

GREAGER, T.M.

1999-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Hanford Site Transuranic (TRU) Waste Characterization QA Project Plan  

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The Transuranic Waste Characterization Quality Assurance Program Plan required each US Department of Energy (DOE) site that characterizes transuranic waste to be sent the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan that addresses applicable requirements specified in the QAPP.

GREAGER, T.M.

1999-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

460

LCLS CDR Chapter 13 - Environment Safety and Health and QA  

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461

National Institutes of Health Q&A Transcript  

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how different parts of the brain work! Below is a description of the brain's lobes and their primary functions, followed by 12 questions and answers. The four brain lobes and their primary functions are. It also affects brain functions such as memory and emotion. Q1. Which part of the brain enables you

Baker, Chris I.

462

US & Japan TG 4 Activities of QA Forum  

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have helped us i.e. SHARP, Onamba, Nihon Inter Electronics, Sanken Electronic and SOMA Optics. J---TG4 52 Task---4 R egion U S Posters Task---4 R egion U S * By---pass d iodes g...

463

QA/QC QUESTIONNAIRE for SUPPLIERS Page 1 of 2  

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incoming materials? 22. Does it have a system for identification and labeling of materials? 23 numbered comments on last page and check the right-hand box by the question) Yes No * 15. Does your should be supplied) 16. Does your program include formally requesting deviations or waivers to customer

Pennycook, Steve

464

Q&A: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program | Department of Energy  

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Danielle Sass Byrnett has managed the program since it started under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She answers seven key questions below. 1. What's the...

465

National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series - Q&A...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

climate adaptation planning, regional consortia building, innovative resilience, water management, rural community engagement, equity, infrastructure resilience, and...

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Microsoft PowerPoint - EM QA Corporate Board Slides (December...  

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meets accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the applicable requirements of DOE Order 414.1D Energy Facility...

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EM Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Revision 1)  

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

The purpose of this document is to describe the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance Program (QAP).

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US TG 4 Activities of QA Forum | Department of Energy  

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February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado pvmrw13diodessolariawhitfield.pdf More Documents & Publications On the Occurrence of Thermal Runaway in Diode in the J-Box US & Japan...

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Use of coal as fuel for chemical-looping combustion with Ni-based oxygen carrier  

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Chemical-looping combustion is an indirect combustion technology with inherent separation of the greenhouse gas CO{sub 2}. The feasibility of using NiO as an oxygen carrier during chemical-looping combustion of coal has been investigated experimentally at 800-960{degree}C in the present work. The experiments were carried out in a fluidized bed, where the steam acted as the gasification-fluidization medium. Coal gasification and the reaction of oxygen carrier with the water gas take place simultaneously in the reactor. The oxygen carrier particles exhibit high reactivity above 900{degree}C, and the dry basis concentration of CO{sub 2} in the exit gas of the reactor is nearly 95%. The flue gas composition as a function of the reactor temperature and cyclic reduction number is discussed. At 800-960{degree}C, the dry basis concentration of CO{sub 2} in the flue gas presents a monotonously increasing trend, whereas the dry basis concentration of CO, H{sub 2}, and CH{sub 4} decreases monotonously. The concentrations of CO{sub 2}, CO, H{sub 2}, and CH{sub 4} in the flue gas as a function of cyclic reduction number present a para-curve characteristic at 900{degree}C. With the increase of cyclic reduction number, the dry basis concentration of CO{sub 2} decreases remarkably, while the dry basis concentrations of CO, H{sub 2}, and CH{sub 4} increase rapidly. Moreover, the peak value of H{sub 2} concentration is less than that of CO. The performance of the NiO-based oxygen carriers was also evaluated using an X-ray diffractometer and a scanning electron microscope to characterize the solid residues of oxygen carrier. The results indicate that NiO is one of the suitable oxygen carriers for chemical-looping combustion of coal.

Gao, Z.P.; Shen, L.H.; Xiao, J.; Qing, C.J.; Song, Q.L. [Southeast University, Nanjing (China). Thermoenergy Engineering Research Institute

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrathin highly uniform Ni(Al) germanosilicide layer with modulated B8 type Ni{sub 5}(SiGe){sub 3} phase formed on strained Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} layers  

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We present a method to form ultrathin highly uniform Ni(Al) germanosilicide layers on compressively strained Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} substrates and their structural characteristics. The uniform Ni(Al) germanosilicide film is formed with Ni/Al alloy at an optimized temperature of 400?C with an optimized Al atomic content of 20?at.?%. We find only two kinds of grains in the layer. Both grains show orthogonal relationship with modified B8 type phase. The growth plane is identified to be (10-10)-type plane. After germanosilicidation the strain in the rest Si{sub 1?x}Ge{sub x} layer is conserved, which provides a great advantage for device application.

Liu, Linjie; Xu, Dawei [Peter Grnberg Institute 9, Forschungzentrum Jlich, 52425 Jlich (Germany) [Peter Grnberg Institute 9, Forschungzentrum Jlich, 52425 Jlich (Germany); State Key Laboratory of Functional Material for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, Shanghai 200050 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Jin, Lei [Peter Grnberg Institute 5, Forschungszentrum Jlich, 52425 Jlich (Germany)] [Peter Grnberg Institute 5, Forschungszentrum Jlich, 52425 Jlich (Germany); Knoll, Lars; Wirths, Stephan; Nichau, Alexander; Buca, Dan; Mussler, Gregor; Hollnder, Bernhard; Zhao, Qing-Tai, E-mail: q.zhao@fz-juelich.de; Mantl, Siegfried [Peter Grnberg Institute 9, Forschungzentrum Jlich, 52425 Jlich (Germany)] [Peter Grnberg Institute 9, Forschungzentrum Jlich, 52425 Jlich (Germany); Feng Di, Zeng; Zhang, Miao [State Key Laboratory of Functional Material for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, Shanghai 200050 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Functional Material for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, Shanghai 200050 (China)

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

471

Status of solubility data for selected elements (U, Mp, Pu, Am, Te, Ni, and Zr)  

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This report is an evaluation of solubility data for U, Np, Pu, Am, Tc, Ni and Zr compounds at ambient and elevated temperatures. We review the status of such data in light of the most recently reported experimental results. The focus is on the solid phases that may control solubilities under expected conditions in and near a potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Solubility data or reliable predictions over the temperature range 20 to 150{degrees}C will be used in geochemical modeling studies of the Yucca Mountain Project [96PAL].

Moll, H.; Brachmann, A.; Wruck, D.; Palmer, C.

1997-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

472

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

473

Lambda Hyperons in 2 A*GeV Ni + Cu Collisions  

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A sample of Lambda's produced in 2 A*GeV Ni + Cu collisions has been obtained with the EOS Time Projection Chamber at the Bevalac. Low background in the invariant mass distribution allows for the unambiguous demonstration of Lambda directed flow. The transverse mass spectrum at mid-rapidity has the characteristic shoulder-arm shape of particles undergoing radial transverse expansion. A linear dependence of Lambda multiplicity on impact parameter is observed, from which a total Lambda + Sigma^0 production cross section of $112 +/- 24 mb is deduced. Detailed comparisons with the ARC and RVUU models are made.

EOS Collaboration; M. Justice; S. Albergo; F. Bieser; F. P. Brady; Z. Caccia; D. A. Cebra; A. D. Chacon; J. L. Chance; Y. Choi; S. Costa; J. B. Elliott; M. L. Gilkes; J. A. Hauger; A. S. Hirsch; E. L. Hjort; A. Insolia; D. Keane; J. C. Kintner; M. A. Lisa; H. Liu; H. S. Matis; R. McGrath; M. McMahan; C. McParland; D. L. Olson; M. D. Partlan; N. T. Porile; R. Potenza; G. Rai; J. O. Rasmussen; H. G. Ritter; J. Romanski; J. L. Romero; G. V. Russo; R. P. Scharenberg; A. Scott; Y. Shao; B. K. Srivastava; T. J. M. Symons; M. Tincknell; C. Tuve; S. Wang; P. G. Warren; D. Weerasundara; H. H. Wieman; T. Wienold; K. Wolf

1998-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical probes of metal cluster structure--Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu  

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Chemical reactivity is one of the few methods currently available for investigating the geometrical structure of isolated transition metal clusters. In this paper we summarize what is currently known about the structures of clusters of four transition metals, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu, in the size range from 13 to 180 atoms. Chemical probes used to determine structural information include reactions with H{sub 2}(D{sub 2}), H{sub 2}0, NH{sub 3} and N{sub 2}. Measurements at both low coverage and at saturation are discussed.

Parks, E.K.; Zhu, L.; Ho, J.; Riley, S.J.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical probes of metal cluster structure--Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu  

SciTech Connect

Chemical reactivity is one of the few methods currently available for investigating the geometrical structure of isolated transition metal clusters. In this paper we summarize what is currently known about the structures of clusters of four transition metals, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu, in the size range from 13 to 180 atoms. Chemical probes used to determine structural information include reactions with H{sub 2}(D{sub 2}), H{sub 2}0, NH{sub 3} and N{sub 2}. Measurements at both low coverage and at saturation are discussed.

Parks, E.K.; Zhu, L.; Ho, J.; Riley, S.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Laser Cladding of Ni-WC Layers with Graded WC Content  

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Abstract Coating techniques using powder as added material can be adapted for the manufacture of composition gradients if a mixing unit is included in the powder feed system. As for the laser cladding technology, FGM can be obtained if mixing parameters are changed along the process. This work deals with the development of NiCrBSi layers with WC graded composition. The purpose is to obtain longitudinal compositional gradients within distances of millimeters along a laser scan. To accomplish this task, the capabilities and time delays in the feeding system are identified and analyzed. Preliminar tests on single cladding beads show results in reasonable agreement with expectations.

J.M. Amado; J. Montero; M.J. Tobar; A. Yez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

478

Sediment-water exchange of Mn, Fe, Ni and Zn in Galveston Bay, Texas  

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In-situ benthic flux studies were conducted at three stations in Upper Galveston Bay twice during March 1996 to directly measure release rates of dissolved Mn, Fe, Ni and Zn from the sediments. Results showed reproducible increases with time in both replicate light and lightdark benthic chambers, resulting in average fluxes of ?1200780, ?1712, ?1.60.6 and ?2.40.79 ?mol m?2 day?1 for Mn, Fe, Ni and Zn, respectively. Sediment cores collected during 19941996 showed that surficial pore water concentrations were elevated compared to overlying water column concentrations, suggesting diffusive release from the sediments. Diffusive flux estimates of Mn and Zn agreed in direction with chamber fluxes measured on the same date, but only accounted for 538% of the measured flux. Diffusive fluxes of Fe agreed with measured fluxes at the near Trinity River station but overestimated actual release in the mid and outer Trinity Bay regions, possibly due to inaccurate determination of the Fe pore water gradients or rapid oxidation processes in the overlying water at these stations. In general, measured fluxes of Mn and Ni were higher in the mid Trinity Bay region and suggested a mechanism for the elevated trace metal concentrations previously reported for this region of Galveston Bay. However, the fluxes of Fe were highest in close proximity to the Trinity River, supporting the elevated Fe concentrations measured in this region during this and other studies, and decreased towards middle and outer Trinity Bay. Trace metal turnover times were between 0.1 and 1.2 days for Mn, between 1.3 and 4.6 days for Fe, and between 27 and 100 days for Ni and 1220 days Zn, and were considerably shorter than the average Trinity Bay water residence time (1.5 years) for this period. Comparing area averaged benthic inputs to Trinity River inputs shows the sediments to be a significant source of trace metals to Galveston Bay. However, while benthic inputs of trace metals were measured, water column concentrations remained low despite rapid turnover times for Mn and Fe, suggesting removal of these metals from the water column after release from the sediments.

Kent W Warnken; Gary A Gill; Lawrence L Griffin; Peter H Santschi

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First principles approach to the magneto caloric effect: Application to Ni2MnGa  

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The magneto-caloric effect (MCE) is a possible route to more efficient heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings. The search for improved materials is important to the development of a viable MCE based heat pump technology. We have calculated the magnetic structure of a candidate MCE material: Ni2MnGa. The density of magnetic states was calculated with the Wang Landau statistical method utilizing energies fit to those of the locally self-consistent multiple scattering method. The relationships between the density of magnetic states and the field induced adiabatic temperature change and the isothermal entropy change are discussed. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics.

Nicholson, Don M [ORNL; Odbadrakh, Khorgolkhuu [ORNL; Rusanu, Aurelian [ORNL; Eisenbach, Markus [ORNL; Brown, Greg [ORNL; Evans III, Boyd Mccutchen [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Kondo Effect in an Amorphous Ni41Pd41B18 Alloy Containing Cr  

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The results of electrical-resistivity-vs-temperature measurements on an amorphous Ni41 Pd41 B18 alloy containing up to 4-at.% Cr exhibits the characteristics of a Kondo system. The experimental data are used to make a comparison between the Kondo theory and the Hamann theory. It is found that both theories agree very well on the slope of logarithmic temperature dependence of the s-d resistivity. In terms of a universal resistivity curve, the Hamann theory comes to closer agreement with the experimental data in a wider temperature range than does the Kondo theory.

V. K. C. Liang and C. C. Tsuei

1973-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excitation of the giant quadrupole resonance in /sup 58/Ni with /sup 20/Ne  

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The heavy-ion induced excitation of the quadrupole resonance in /sup 58/Ni has been studied with /sup 20/Ne beams of 14.5 and 19.6 MeV/N incident energy. The broad resonance structure is clearly observed; the strength exhausts 44% and 60% of the energy weighted sum rule (EWSR) at the two incident energies, respectively. The background is partly explained by a three-body reaction mechanism, which is based on the one-nucleon pick-up reaction into unbound states followed by one- nucleon emission. The remaining part is interpreted as inelastic excitation of other multipoles. (11 refs).

Bohlen, H G; Ingold, G; Lettau, H; Ossenbrink, H; von Oertzen, W

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Electronic structure, magnetism, and superconductivity of MgCxNi3  

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The electronic structure of the newly discovered superconducting perovskite MgCNi3 is calculated using the LMTO method. The states near the Fermi energy are found to be dominated by Ni-d. The Stoner factor is low while the electron-phonon coupling constant is estimated to be about 0.5, which suggests that the material is a conventional type of superconductor where Tc is not affected by magnetic interactions. However, the proximity of the Fermi energy to a large peak in the density of states in conjunction with the reported nonstoichiometry of the compound has consequences for the stability of the results.

S. B. Dugdale and T. Jarlborg

2001-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

483

Effect of excess lithium on LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2+? and its electrochemistry as lithium insertion material  

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Layered LiNiMnO compounds were successfully synthesized by an emulsion drying method, in which the emulsion makes it possible to intermix cations in atomic scale and therefore leads to homogeneous and fine oxide products. The as-synthesized powders were crystallized into a well-ordered ?-NaFeO2 (R3? m) structure. The calculated lattice parameters varied by changing the lithium amounts. The lattice parameters of Li1.13Ni0.5Mn0.5O2+z showed smaller a- and c-axes comparing to those of the LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2, whereas the c/a ratio remained constant for Li1+xNi0.5Mn0.5O2+z (0?x?0.13) compounds. Comparing to LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2 and Li1+xNi0.5Mn0.5O2+z electrodes, the delivered capacity for the Li1.13Ni0.5Mn0.5O2+z was much higher that that of the LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2. The lithium excess Li1+xNi0.5Mn0.5O2+z sample exhibited very stable cyclability with high capacity of about 175 mA h (g oxide)?1 after the 50th cycle at 25 C (I=20 mA g?1) and 50 C (75.5 mA g?1), which indicates that structural stability of the lithium excess Li1+xNi0.5Mn0.5O2+z is superior to that of the stoichiometric LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2.

Seung-Taek Myung; Shinichi Komaba; Naoaki Kumagai

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

The Role of FeS in Initial Activation and Performance Degradation of Na-NiCl2 Batteries  

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The role of iron sulfide (FeS) in initial cell activation and degradation in the Na-NiCl2 battery was investigated in this work. The research focused on identifying the effects of the FeS level on the electrochemical performance and morphological changes in the cathode. The x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study along with battery tests revealed that FeS plays a critical role in initial battery activation by removing passivation layers on Ni particles. It was also found that the optimum level of FeS in the cathode resulted in minimum Ni particle growth and improved battery cycling performance. The results of electrochemical characterization indicated that sulfur species generated in situ during initial charging, such as polysulfide and sulfur, are responsible for removing the passivation layer. Consequently, the cells containing elemental sulfur in the cathode exhibited similar electrochemical behavior during initial charging compared to that of the cells containing FeS.

Li, Guosheng; Lu, Xiaochuan; Kim, Jin Yong; Engelhard, Mark H.; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.

2014-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Interface control of ferroelectricity in LaNiO{sub 3}-BaTiO{sub 3} superlattices  

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LaNiO{sub 3}-BaTiO{sub 3} superlattices with different types of interfaces are studied from first-principles density-functional theory. It is revealed that the ferroelectricity in the superlattice with (NiO{sub 2}){sup ?}/(BaO){sup 0} interfaces is enhanced from that of the superlattice with (LaO){sup +}/(TiO{sub 2}){sup 0} interfaces. The origin lies at the polar discontinuity at the interface, which makes the holes localized within the (NiO{sub 2}){sup ?}/(BaO){sup 0} interface, but drives a penetration of electrons into BaTiO{sub 3} component near (LaO){sup +}/(TiO{sub 2}){sup 0} interface. Our calculations demonstrate an effective avenue to the robust ferroelectricity in BaTiO{sub 3} ultrathin films.

Wu, Yin-Zhong, E-mail: yzwu@cslg.edu.cn [Jiangsu Laboratory of Advanced Functional Materials and Physics Department, Changshu Institute of Technology, Changshu 215500 (China); School of Mathematics and Physics, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou 215009 (China); Lu, Hai-Shuang; Cai, Tian-Yi; Ju, Sheng, E-mail: jusheng@suda.edu.cn [Department of Physics and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Thin Films, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006 (China)

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

486

Morphological Stability and Specific Resistivity of sub-10 nm Silicide Films of Ni1 xPtx on Si Substrate  

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This letter studies the morphological stability and specific resistivity of sub-10 nm silicide films of Ni, Ni{sub 0.95}Pt{sub 0.05}, and Ni{sub 0.9}Pt{sub 0.1} formed on Si(100) substrate. When the deposited metal films are below 1 to 4 nm in thickness depending on the Pt content, the resultant silicide films tend to become epitaxially aligned to the Si substrate and hence exhibit an extraordinary morphological stability up to 800 C. The presence of Pt in the silicides increases the film resistivity through alloy scattering, but alleviates, owing to a reduced electron mean free path, the frequently encountered sharp increase in resistivity in the sub-10 nm regime.

Zhang, Z.; Zhang, S; Yang, B; Zhu, Y; Rossnagel, S; Gaudet, S; Kellock, A; Jordan-Sweet, J; Lavoie, C

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Effect of electronic structures on catalytic properties of CuNi alloy and Pd in MeOH-related reactions  

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We investigated the catalytic properties of a CuNi solid solution and Pd for methanol-related reactions and associated valence electronic structures. Calculations and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements revealed that the CuNi alloy has a similar valence electronic structure to Pd and hence they exhibited similar CO selectivities in steam reforming of methanol and decomposition of methanol. Samples prepared by various processes were found to have similar CO selectivities. We conjecture that alloying of Cu and Ni dramatically alters the valence electronic structures, making it similar to that of Pd so that the alloy exhibits similar catalytic properties to Pd. First-principles slab calculations of surface electronic structures support this conjecture.

Tsai, An-Pang [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan); Kimura, Tomofumi; Suzuki, Yukinori; Kameoka, Satoshi [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Shimoda, Masahiko [National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan); Ishii, Yasushi [Department of Physics, Chuo University, Kasuga, Tokyo 112-8551 (Japan)

2013-04-14T23:59:59.000Z