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  1. Q&A Blog

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    Q&A Blog Participate with us Participate Become a Volunteer Share Your Stories Museum Fan Downloads Q&A Blog Contact us invisible utility element Q&A Blog Favorite museum Q&A...

  2. Favorite Q&A

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    Favorite Q&A Explore Science Explore Explore these Topics Activities Videos Cool Links Favorite Q&A invisible utility element Favorite Q&A The museum's favorite asked questions Ask...

  3. QA Summit Meeting Minutes

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  4. QA Summit Presentations

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic2 OPAM615_CostNSAR - TProcuring SolarNo. 195 -Pueblo de SanPutting ItQA20 1 1

  5. QA in Design Guidance

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  6. QA QC Questionnaire

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  7. Living SafeLy

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  8. QA Standard Contract Language Deliverable

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  9. Integration of the EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics With Performanc...

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    Integration of the EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics With Performance Analysis Process Integration of the EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics With Performance Analysis Process...

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  11. Q&A: Plugging In with a Power Lineman

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    Power lineman are integral in keeping the lights on. Here's a Q&A with a third-generation power lineman.

  12. Q+A with Apps for Energy Judge, Aaron Shapiro

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    In this Q+A, Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, shares his thoughts on the role developers can play in transforming government.

  13. QA/QC QUESTIONNAIRE for SUPPLIERS

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  14. QA/QC QUESTIONNAIRE for SUPPLIERS Page 1 of 2

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    Pennycook, Steve

    facility have a written QA Program or Quality Management System? (if so, a description or full copy personnel at Supplying Facility: 8. Number of QA/QC Personnel: 9. Check if facility quality system is based on: ISO 9001, NQA1, other Seller's Responsible Manager Seller's Quality

  15. Q&A About Media Coverage of Domestic Violence New York State Office for the

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    Qiu, Weigang

    Q&A About Media Coverage of Domestic Violence New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic..............................................................................................Cover Media Coverage of Domestic Violence...................................................................................... Page 2 Q&A About Media Coverage of Domestic Violence

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

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    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...

  17. Dark energy: Q&A with Steve Kuhlmann | Argonne National Laboratory

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    energy: Q&A with Steve Kuhlmann Dark energy: Q&A with Steve Kuhlmann By Jared Sagoff * September 17, 2012 Tweet EmailPrint Why do we care about dark energy in the first place? One...

  18. Training Workshop: DOE QA Framework, Application to DOE Nuclear...

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    - 11:45 a.m. Overview of NQA-1 Requirements, Part I Ron Schrotke, CNS 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. NQA-1 Discussions and QA Group 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m....

  19. The AmeriFlux QA/ QC group was created to

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    also provides secondary standards and reference sensors (e.g. lab quality PPFD sensors) to Ameri, this special issue is dedicated to all the engi- neers and technicians of Fluxnet who ensure the sensors keep and evaluation. Our modular system and a group of dedi- cated people in the QA/ QC lab allows quick and effective

  20. Mapping the Cosmic Web with Ly-alpha Emission

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    Steven Furlanetto; Joop Schaye; Volker Springel; Lars Hernquist

    2003-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We use a high-resolution cosmological simulation to predict the distribution of HI Ly-alpha emission from the low-redshift (z10^2 kpc) ``coronae'' of optically thin gas with Ly-alpha 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 Tweb.

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

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    014 1 By-Laws Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Corporate Board Article 1 Name The name shall be the Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance (QA)...

  2. Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops; Proposal for Rating System (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Sample, T.; Yamamichi, M.; Kondo, M.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation gives the historical background of the creation of the International PV QA Task Force as an introduction to the PV Module Reliability Workshop.

  3. #LabChat Q&A: Biofuels of the Future, Sept. 26 at 2 pm EDT |...

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    LabChat Q&A: Biofuels of the Future, Sept. 26 at 2 pm EDT LabChat Q&A: Biofuels of the Future, Sept. 26 at 2 pm EDT September 25, 2012 - 1:23pm Addthis Great Lakes Bioenergy...

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

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    Liu, Ling

    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

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

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    Liu, Ling

    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

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

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    Caverlee, James

    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

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

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    Rosso, Paolo

    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

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

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    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.

  9. Biological consequences of MLC calibration errors in IMRT delivery and QA

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

    2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Voids in Ly{\\alpha} Forest Tomographic Maps

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    Stark, Casey W; White, Martin; Lee, Khee-Gan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new method of finding cosmic voids using tomographic maps of Ly{\\alpha} forest flux. We identify cosmological voids with radii of 2 - 12 $h^{-1}$Mpc in a large N-body simulation at $z = 2.5$, and characterize the signal of the high-redshift voids in density and Ly{\\alpha} forest flux. The void properties are similar to what has been found at lower redshifts, but they are smaller and have steeper radial density profiles. Similarly to what has been found for low-redshift voids, the radial velocity profiles have little scatter and agree very well with the linear theory prediction. We run the same void finder on an ideal Ly{\\alpha} flux field and tomographic reconstructions at various spatial samplings. We compare the tomographic map void catalogs to the density void catalog and find good agreement even with modest-sized voids ($r > 6 \\, h^{-1}$Mpc). Using our simple void-finding method, the configuration of the ongoing CLAMATO survey covering 1 deg$^2$ would provide a sample of about 100 high-redshi...

  11. SU-E-T-153: Establish a Comprehensive Patient-Specific Plan QA Database for Instituitional Quality Control Program

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    Ding, X; Olszanski, A; Scheuermann, R; Bellerive, M; Solberg, T [University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Since the publication of TG-119, several new treatment techniques requiring new QA devices have been implemented in the clinic. To monitor and analyze our institutional QA performance, we have created a comprehensive QA database using Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). The database will also assist us in creating IMRT QA Analysis practice guidelines. Methods: Since Oct. 2013, 336 patient plan QA results were entered into the database. Plan parameters such as plan ID, treatment site, technique, energy, optimization constraints, modulation factor, leaf speed, leaf opening.etc were automatically extracted from the Varian Eclipse database to allow us to refine our evaluation and analysis method. Specific QA device, LINAC-related information, and measurement and analysis results were manually entered by the QA team. IMRT plans were measured using MapCHECK2 while RapidArc plans were measured using ArcCHECK. Distance-To-Agreement 3%/3mm without global maximum normalization was used. Results: The data indicates that different treatment techniques might benefit from a different site-specific action level(AL) depending on the complexity of the plan and optimization parameter used (e.g., breast IMRT QA= 97.8% and pelvis IMRT QA=93.1%). Different QA devices may also benefit from a different AL (MapCHECK2 = 94.1% while ArcCHECK = 83.0%). The relationship between the parameters and passing rate suggests that the complexity of each plan, characterized by leaf travel, leaf opening and modulation factor, affect the passing rate significantly. The database is reviewed regularly, and any abnormal point of the QA result or a trend of lower QA passing rate on a specific LINAC is further investigated. Conclusion: Establishing a comprehensive QA database provides an overview of the quality assurance program. It not only helps in answering the question “what is a reasonable and achievable standard for each institution”, but also saves time in monitoring and investigating the daily machine and QA performance.

  12. Supporting Information -S1-Q. Sun, H. Nelson, T. Ly, B. M. Stoltz, R. R. Julian

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    Stoltz, Brian M.

    Supporting Information -S1- Q. Sun, H. Nelson, T. Ly, B. M. Stoltz, R. R. Julian Supporting Data.............................................S7 #12;Supporting Information -S2- Q. Sun, H. Nelson, T. Ly, B. M. Stoltz, R. R. Julian Figure S1 Information -S3- Q. Sun, H. Nelson, T. Ly, B. M. Stoltz, R. R. Julian Figure S2 Figure S2a: CID of [RPPGFSPFR

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    Rosso, Paolo

    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

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

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    GREAGER, T.M.

    2000-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. QA in the design and fabrication of the TMI-2 rail cask

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    Hayes, G.R.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EGandG Idaho, Inc., acting on behalf of the US Department of Energy, is responsible for transporting core debris from Three Mile Island-Unit 2 to the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Transportation of the debris is being accomplished using an NRC licensed container, called the NuPac 125-B. This paper describes the NuPac 125-B Rail Cask and the quality assurance (QA) requirements for that system. Also discussed are the QA roles of the various organizations involved in designing, building, inspecting and testing the NuPac 125-B. The paper presents QA/QC systems implemented during the design, procurement, and fabrication of the cask to assure compliance with all applicable technical codes, standards and regulations. It also goes beyond the requirements aspect and describes unique QA/QC measures employed to assure that the cask was built with minimum QA problems. Finally, the lessons learned from the NuPac 125-B project is discussed. 4 refs., 4 figs.

  17. COMPUTING INTRINSIC LY{alpha} FLUXES OF F5 V TO M5 V STARS

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    Linsky, Jeffrey L. [JILA, University of Colorado and NIST, 440UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0440 (United States)] [JILA, University of Colorado and NIST, 440UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0440 (United States); France, Kevin; Ayres, Tom, E-mail: jlinsky@jilau1.colorado.edu [CASA, University of Colorado, 593UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0593 (United States)] [CASA, University of Colorado, 593UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0593 (United States)

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Ly{alpha} emission line dominates the far-ultraviolet spectra of late-type stars and is a major source for photodissociation of important molecules including H{sub 2}O, CH{sub 4}, and CO{sub 2} in exoplanet atmospheres. The incident flux in this line illuminating an exoplanet's atmosphere cannot be measured directly as neutral hydrogen in the interstellar medium (ISM) attenuates most of the flux reaching the Earth. Reconstruction of the intrinsic Ly{alpha} line has been accomplished for a limited number of nearby stars, but is not feasible for distant or faint host stars. We identify correlations connecting the intrinsic Ly{alpha} flux with the flux in other emission lines formed in the stellar chromosphere, and find that these correlations depend only gradually on the flux in the other lines. These correlations, which are based on Hubble Space Telescope spectra, reconstructed Ly{alpha} line fluxes, and irradiance spectra of the quiet and active Sun, are required for photochemical models of exoplanet atmospheres when intrinsic Ly{alpha} fluxes are not available. We find a tight correlation of the intrinsic Ly{alpha} flux with stellar X-ray flux for F5 V to K5 V stars, but much larger dispersion for M stars. We also show that knowledge of the stellar effective temperature and rotation rate can provide reasonably accurate estimates of the Ly{alpha} flux for G and K stars, and less accurate estimates for cooler stars.

  18. Ly49Q, an ITIM-bearing NK receptor, positively regulates osteoclast differentiation

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    Hayashi, Mikihito [Department of Cell Signaling, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan) [Department of Cell Signaling, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan); Global Center of Excellence Program, International Research Center for Molecular Science in Tooth and Bone Diseases, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan); Nakashima, Tomoki [Department of Cell Signaling, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan) [Department of Cell Signaling, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Agency, ERATO, Takayanagi Osteonetwork Project, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan); Global Center of Excellence Program, International Research Center for Molecular Science in Tooth and Bone Diseases, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan); Kodama, Tatsuhiko [Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Department of Molecular Biology and Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8904 (Japan)] [Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Department of Molecular Biology and Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8904 (Japan); Makrigiannis, Andrew P. [Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Institute de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2W 1R7 (Canada)] [Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Institute de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2W 1R7 (Canada); Toyama-Sorimachi, Noriko [Department of Gastroenterology, Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Toyama 1-21-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655 (Japan)] [Department of Gastroenterology, Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Toyama 1-21-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655 (Japan); Takayanagi, Hiroshi, E-mail: taka.csi@tmd.ac.jp [Department of Cell Signaling, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan) [Department of Cell Signaling, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Agency, ERATO, Takayanagi Osteonetwork Project, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan); Global Center of Excellence Program, International Research Center for Molecular Science in Tooth and Bone Diseases, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549 (Japan)

    2010-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Osteoclasts, multinucleated cells that resorb bone, play a key role in bone remodeling. Although immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM)-mediated signaling is critical for osteoclast differentiation, the significance of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (ITIM) has not been well understood. Here we report the function of Ly49Q, an Ly49 family member possessing an ITIM motif, in osteoclastogenesis. Ly49Q is selectively induced by receptor activator of nuclear factor-{kappa}B (NF-{kappa}B) ligand (RANKL) stimulation in bone marrow-derived monocyte/macrophage precursor cells (BMMs) among the Ly49 family of NK receptors. The knockdown of Ly49Q resulted in a significant reduction in the RANKL-induced formation of tartrate-resistance acid phosphatase (TRAP)-positive multinucleated cells, accompanied by a decreased expression of osteoclast-specific genes such as Nfatc1, Tm7sf4, Oscar, Ctsk, and Acp5. Osteoclastogenesis was also significantly impaired in Ly49Q-deficient cells in vitro. The inhibitory effect of Ly49Q-deficiency may be explained by the finding that Ly49Q competed for the association of Src-homology domain-2 phosphatase-1 (SHP-1) with paired immunoglobulin-like receptor-B (PIR-B), an ITIM-bearing receptor which negatively regulates osteoclast differentiation. Unexpectedly, Ly49Q deficiency did not lead to impaired osteoclast formation in vivo, suggesting the existence of a compensatory mechanism. This study provides an example in which an ITIM-bearing receptor functions as a positive regulator of osteoclast differentiation.

  19. Virtual(ly) Queer: Anti-Genealogy and Obsessive-Compulsion in Bechdels' Fun Home

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    Gill-Peterson, Julian

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    will require giving up on genealogy to notice the virtuallyVirtual(ly) Queer: Anti-Genealogy and Obsessive-Compulsionlines are the form of genealogies, the tracing of lines of

  20. THE BOSS Ly{alpha} FOREST SAMPLE FROM SDSS DATA RELEASE 9

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    Lee, Khee-Gan [Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69115 Heidelberg (Germany); Bailey, Stephen; Carithers, William; Schlegel, David J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Bartsch, Leslie E. [Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); Dawson, Kyle S.; Bolton, Adam S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, 115 S 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Kirkby, David; Margala, Daniel; Blomqvist, Michael [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Lundgren, Britt [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Yeche, Christophe; Borde, Arnaud [CEA, Centre de Saclay, Irfu/SPP, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Pieri, Matthew M. [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Dennis Sciama Building, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Weinberg, David H. [Department of Astronomy and Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Aubourg, Eric; Bautista, Julian [APC, Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA, Observatoire de Paris, 10, rueA. Domon and L. Duquet, Paris (France); Bizyaev, Dmitry; Brewington, Howard, E-mail: lee@mpia.de [Apache Point Observatory, P.O. Box 59, Sunspot, NM 88349 (United States); and others

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the BOSS Lyman-{alpha} (Ly{alpha}) Forest Sample from SDSS Data Release 9, comprising 54,468 quasar spectra with z{sub qso} > 2.15 suitable for Ly{alpha} forest analysis. This data set probes the intergalactic medium with absorption redshifts 2.0 < z{sub {alpha}} < 5.7 over an area of 3275 deg{sup 2}, and encompasses an approximate comoving volume of 20 h {sup -3} Gpc{sup 3}. With each spectrum, we have included several products designed to aid in Ly{alpha} forest analysis: improved sky masks that flag pixels where data may be unreliable, corrections for known biases in the pipeline estimated noise, masks for the cores of damped Ly{alpha} systems and corrections for their wings, and estimates of the unabsorbed continua so that the observed flux can be converted to a fractional transmission. The continua are derived using a principal component fit to the quasar spectrum redward of rest-frame Ly{alpha} ({lambda} > 1216 A), extrapolated into the forest region and normalized by a linear function to fit the expected evolution of the Ly{alpha} forest mean flux. The estimated continuum errors are {approx}< 5% rms. We also discuss possible systematics arising from uncertain spectrophotometry and artifacts in the flux calibration; global corrections for the latter are provided. Our sample provides a convenient starting point for users to analyze clustering in BOSS Ly{alpha} forest data, and it provides a fiducial data set that can be used to compare results from different analyses of baryon acoustic oscillations in the Ly{alpha} forest. The full data set is available from the SDSS-III DR9 Web site.

  1. A QA-TSK Fuzzy model Vs Evolutionary Decision Trees towards Nonlinear Action Pattern Recognition

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    Hu, Huosheng

    A QA-TSK Fuzzy model Vs Evolutionary Decision Trees towards Nonlinear Action Pattern Recognition}@essex.ac.uk Abstract-- A comparison among three linear methodologies, a novel auto-adjusted fuzzy quadruple TSK model-TSK) fuzzy model as shown by [1], and machine learning, evolvable decision trees (EDTs) with Genetic

  2. 2003 Horseshoe Beach Lease Area, Dixie County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  3. 2004 Gulf Jackson Lease Area, Levy County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  4. 2003 Body A Lease Area, Brevard County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  5. 2003 Pine Island Lease Area, Dixie County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  6. 2002 Body A Lease Area, Brevard County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  7. 2002 Pine Island Lease Area, Dixie County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    Florida, University of

    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  8. 2003 Dog Island Lease Area, Levy County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    Florida, University of

    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  9. 2003 Gulf Jackson Lease Area, Levy County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  10. 2002 Gulf Jackson Lease Area, Levy County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    Florida, University of

    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

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

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    ESH&QA Chapter 1 1-1 NSLS-II Preliminary Design Report 1 ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, & HEALTH, AND QUALITY and Health Manager is responsible for ensuring that an ES&H system is established, implemented, and maintained in accordance with requirements. The ES&H Manager will provide oversight and support

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

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    Chapter 14: ESH&QA 14-1 NSLS-II Conceptual Design Report 14 ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, & HEALTH-II Environmental Safety and Health Manager is responsible for ensuring that an ES&H system is established, implemented, and maintained in accordance with requirements. The ES&H Manager will provide oversight

  13. Ly{alpha} RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN COSMOLOGICAL SIMULATIONS USING ADAPTIVE MESH REFINEMENT

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    Laursen, Peter [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100, Copenhagen Oe (Denmark); Razoumov, Alexei O. [Institute for Computational Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy and Physics, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, B3H3C3 (Canada); Sommer-Larsen, Jesper [Excellence Cluster Universe, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany)], E-mail: pela@dark-cosmology.dk, E-mail: razoumov@ap.smu.ca, E-mail: jslarsen@astro.ku.dk

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerical code for solving various Ly{alpha} radiative transfer (RT) problems is presented. The code is suitable for an arbitrary, three-dimensional distribution of Ly{alpha} emissivity, gas temperature, density, and velocity field. Capable of handling Ly{alpha} RT in an adaptively refined grid-based structure, it enables detailed investigation of the effects of clumpiness of the interstellar (or intergalactic) medium. The code is tested against various geometrically and physically idealized configurations for which analytical solutions exist, and subsequently applied to three different simulated high-resolution 'Lyman-break galaxies', extracted from high-resolution cosmological simulations at redshift z = 3.6. Proper treatment of the Ly{alpha} scattering reveals a diversity of surface brightness (SB) and line profiles. Specifically, for a given galaxy the maximum observed SB can vary by an order of magnitude, and the total flux by a factor of 3-6, depending on the viewing angle. This may provide an explanation for differences in observed properties of high-redshift galaxies, and in particular a possible physical link between Lyman-break galaxies and regular Ly{alpha} emitters.

  14. P.G. Ioannou and L.Y. Liu Advanced Construction Technology System ACTS Advanced Construction Technology System ACTS

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    .G. Ioannou and L.Y. Liu Advanced Construction Technology System ­ ACTS 2 INTRODUCTION The rising cost, and to decrease costs. New technology provides a driving force to change decisions at the design stageP.G. Ioannou and L.Y. Liu Advanced Construction Technology System ­ ACTS 1 Advanced Construction

  15. (12) INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION PUBLISHED UNDER THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY (PCT) (19) W(4orld Intellectual Property Organization III IIIIIIInIIIIIIII p aIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIII III IIIII

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    /US]; 260 Wahoo Way, Apt # 1024, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 (US). ROBINS, Gabriel [US/US]; 986 Laurel Glen, Char- lottesville, Virginia 22903 (US). (74) Agents: MADDEN, Robert B et al.; Schwegman, Lund, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA

  16. PROPERTIES OF LY-AND GAMMA RAY BURST SELECTED STARBURSTS AT HIGH REDSHIFTS

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    Fynbo, Johan

    , Palle Møller6, Bjarne Thomsen3 1Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 2Nordic Optical (Partridge & Peebles 1967). The first detection of redshifted Ly- emis- sion from galaxies not powered counterparts of QSO ab- sorbers such as DLAs and Lyman-limit system

  17. Automated verification of termination certificates Frederic Blanqui and Kim Quyen Ly

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    Automated verification of termination certificates Fr´ed´eric Blanqui and Kim Quyen Ly INRIA in developing a standalone tool for checking the correctness of certificates for the termination of term rewrite the extraction mechanism of Coq and the library on rewriting theory and termination called CoLoR. I. INTRODUCTION

  18. EM QA Working Group September 2011 Meeting Materials | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the YouTube|6721 Federal Register / Vol.6: RecordJune 20, 2013Meeting Materials EM QA

  19. Temperature Dependence of the Free Energy, Enthalpy, and Entropy of P+QA Recombination in Rhodobacter sphaeroides R-26 Reaction Centers

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    Gunner, Marilyn

    Temperature Dependence of the Free Energy, Enthalpy, and Entropy of P+QA - Charge Recombination by this thermal pathway is proportional to the equilibrium constant between P+QA - and P+H-. Thus, the free energy dependence of the charge recombination kinetics. The free energy, entropy, and enthalpy changes between P

  20. CORNELL'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE FALL 2013 14 -MORE Q&A WITH CORNELL DEANS 27 -NEW MBA DEGREE AT TECH CAMPUS 30 -EYES ON JEFF MATHEWS

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    CORNELL'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE FALL 2013 14 - MORE Q&A WITH CORNELL DEANS 27 - NEW MBA DEGREE AT TECH: Barbara Drogo Contributors: Jose Perez Beduya, Melissa DuBois, Corey Ryan Earle, Linda B. Glaser, Jeremy graduate, gift funds Fine Arts Library expansion, Cornell's giving societies 14 24 Q&A WITH CORNELL'S DEANS

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

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    of NiNiO in Ni-YSZ can potentially help to design a better solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) anode. We have observed that extensive hydrogen reduction and methane steam reforming...

  2. Improving spot-scanning proton therapy patient specific quality assurance with HPlusQA, a second-check dose calculation engine

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    Mackin, Dennis; Li, Yupeng; Taylor, Michael B.; Kerr, Matthew; Holmes, Charles; Sahoo, Narayan; Poenisch, Falk; Li, Heng; Lii, Jim; Amos, Richard; Wu, Richard; Suzuki, Kazumichi; Gillin, Michael T.; Zhu, X. Ronald; Zhang, Xiaodong [Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to validate the use of HPlusQA, spot-scanning proton therapy (SSPT) dose calculation software developed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, as second-check dose calculation software for patient-specific quality assurance (PSQA). The authors also showed how HPlusQA can be used within the current PSQA framework.Methods: The authors compared the dose calculations of HPlusQA and the Eclipse treatment planning system with 106 planar dose measurements made as part of PSQA. To determine the relative performance and the degree of correlation between HPlusQA and Eclipse, the authors compared calculated with measured point doses. Then, to determine how well HPlusQA can predict when the comparisons between Eclipse calculations and the measured dose will exceed tolerance levels, the authors compared gamma index scores for HPlusQA versus Eclipse with those of measured doses versus Eclipse. The authors introduce the ??? transformation as a way to more easily compare gamma scores.Results: The authors compared measured and calculated dose planes using the relative depth, z/R × 100%, where z is the depth of the measurement and R is the proton beam range. For relative depths than less than 80%, both Eclipse and HPlusQA calculations were within 2 cGy of dose measurements on average. When the relative depth was greater than 80%, the agreement between the calculations and measurements fell to 4 cGy. For relative depths less than 10%, the Eclipse and HPlusQA dose discrepancies showed a negative correlation, ?0.21. Otherwise, the correlation between the dose discrepancies was positive and as large as 0.6. For the dose planes in this study, HPlusQA correctly predicted when Eclipse had and had not calculated the dose to within tolerance 92% and 79% of the time, respectively. In 4 of 106 cases, HPlusQA failed to predict when the comparison between measurement and Eclipse's calculation had exceeded the tolerance levels of 3% for dose and 3 mm for distance-to-agreement.Conclusions: The authors found HPlusQA to be reasonably effective (79%± 10%) in determining when the comparison between measured dose planes and the dose planes calculated by the Eclipse treatment planning system had exceeded the acceptable tolerance levels. When used as described in this study, HPlusQA can reduce the need for patient specific quality assurance measurements by 64%. The authors believe that the use of HPlusQA as a dose calculation second check can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the QA process.

  3. NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) perspective of software QA (quality assurance) in the nuclear history

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    Weiss, S.H.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer technology has been a part of the nuclear industry since its inception. However, it is only recently that computers have been integrated into reactor operations. During the early history of commercial nuclear power in the United States, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) discouraged the use of digital computers for real-time control and monitoring of nuclear power plant operation. At the time, this position was justified since software engineering was in its infancy, and horror stories on computer crashes were plentiful. Since the advent of microprocessors and inexpensive computer memories, significant advances have been made in fault-tolerant computer architecture that have resulted in highly reliable, durable computer systems. The NRC's requirement for safety parameter display system (SPDS) stemmed form the results of studies and investigations conducted on the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) accident. An NRC contractor has prepared a handbook of software QA techniques applicable to the nuclear industry, published as NUREG/CR-4640 in August 1987. Currently, the NRC is considering development of an inspection program covering software QA. Future efforts may address verification and validation as applied to expert systems and artificial intelligence programs.

  4. THE CHANDRA DEEP PROTOCLUSTER SURVEY: Ly{alpha} BLOBS ARE POWERED BY HEATING, NOT COOLING

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    Geach, J. E.; Alexander, D. M.; Lehmer, B. D.; Matsuda, Y. [Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Smail, Ian; Bower, R. G. [Institute for Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Chapman, S. C. [Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Scharf, C. A.; Bauer, F. E.; Basu-Zych, A. [Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, Pupin Laboratories, 550 West 120th Street, Room 1418, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Ivison, R. J. [SUPA, Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ (United Kingdom); Volonteri, M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Yamada, T. [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Blain, A. W. [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, MC 105-24, 1200, East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)], E-mail: j.e.geach@durham.ac.uk

    2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of a 400 ks Chandra survey of 29 extended Ly{alpha} emitting nebulae (Ly{alpha} Blobs, LABs) in the z = 3.09 protocluster in the SS A22 field. We detect luminous X-ray counterparts in five LABs, implying a large fraction of active galactic nuclei (AGN) in LABs, f{sub AGN} = 17{sup +12}{sub -7}% down to L{sub 2-32keV} {approx} 10{sup 44} erg s{sup -1}. All of the AGN appear to be heavily obscured, with spectral indices implying obscuring column densities of N{sub H} > 10{sup 23} cm{sup -2}. The AGN fraction should be considered a lower limit, since several more LABs not detected with Chandra show AGN signatures in their mid-infrared (mid-IR) emission. We show that the UV luminosities of the AGN are easily capable of powering the extended Ly{alpha} emission via photoionization alone. When combined with the UV flux from a starburst component, and energy deposited by mechanical feedback, we demonstrate that 'heating' by a central source, rather than gravitational cooling is the most likely power source of LABs. We argue that all LABs could be powered in this manner, but that the luminous host galaxies are often just below the sensitivity limits of current instrumentation, or are heavily obscured. No individual LABs show evidence for extended X-ray emission, and a stack equivalent to a {approx}>9 Ms exposure of an average LAB also yields no statistical detection of a diffuse X-ray component. The resulting diffuse X-ray/Ly{alpha} luminosity limit implies there is no hot (T {approx}> 10{sup 7} K) gas component in these halos, and also rules out inverse Compton scattering of cosmic microwave background photons, or local far-IR photons, as a viable power source for LABs.

  5. Mean Transmitted Flux in the Ly$\\alpha$ Forest From a Sample of 2QZ Quasars

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    Polinovskyi, G

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The power spectrum of transmitted flux in the Ly$\\alpha$ forest in spectra of distant quasars gives us an information about matter power spectrum on the smallest spatial scales which is very important for testing of different models of dark matter. Only a few independent samples of spectra obtained on diferent instruments have been used for this purpose, thus using of additional independent sample is useful for verification an existing results. We used the data from the 2dF (Two-degree Field) QSO Redshift Survey (2QZ) to obtain the mean transmitted flux for three different redshift bins. After visual inspection and rejection of spectra with broad absorption lines, damped Ly$\\alpha$ systems and low signal-to-noise ratio spectra our final sample contains 655 quasars with redshift range 2.3 $Ly$\\alpha$ forest as a function of redshift within the range 2.1 $&...

  6. Q&A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommendations for Lead Poisoning Prevention in

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    Q&A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommendations for Lead Poisoning these recommendations, and who else was involved in the process? A: The CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program resettlement than were U. S. born children (Geltman P, Brown MJ, Cochran J. Lead poisoning among refugee

  7. Introducing the report series on XRF QA/QC Crocker Nuclear Laboratory (CNL), University of California, Davis

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Introducing the report series on XRF QA/QC Crocker Nuclear Laboratory (CNL), University of California, Davis For IMPROVE samples collected since June 1992, CNL has used XRF for the analysis in December 2001, CNL has also used XRF for the analysis of the lighter elements (Na-Fe). These analyses

  8. 2004 Indian River Lease Area, Indian River County Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log

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    the month. This includes information on fouling, equipment failures and whether post-deployment checks were or a lack of standardization between the two sondes). Notes regarding reliability of data (whether/Quality Control (QA/QC) Log General Notes on Reliability of Data: 1) In general, measurements of temperature

  9. SU-E-I-18: CT Scanner QA Using Normalized CTDI Ratio

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    Randazzo, M; Tambasco, M; Russell, B [San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To create a ratio of weighted computed tomography dose index (CTDIw) data normalized to in-air measurements (CTDIair) as a function of beam quality to create a look-up table for frequent, rapid quality assurance (QA) checks of CTDI. Methods: The CTDIw values were measured according to TG-63 protocol using a pencil ionization chamber (Unfors Xi CT detector) and head and body Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) phantoms (16 and 32 cm diameter, respectively). Single scan dose profiles were measured at each clinically available energy (80,100,120,140 kVp) on three different CT scanners (two Siemens SOMATOM Definition Flash and one GE Optima), using a tube current of 400 mA, a one second rotation time, and the widest available beam width (32 × 0.6 mm and 16 × 1.25 mm, respectively). These values were normalized to CTDIair measurements using the same conditions as CTDIw. The ratios (expressed in cGy/R) were assessed for each scanner as a function of each energy's half value layer (HVL) paired with the phantom's appropriate bow tie filter measured in mmAl. Results: Normalized CTDI values vary linearly with HVL for both the head and body phantoms. The ratios for the two Siemens machines are very similar at each energy. Compared to the GE scanner, these values vary between 10–20% for each kVp setting. Differences in CTDIair contribute most to the deviation of the ratios across machines. Ratios are independent of both mAs and collimation. Conclusion: Look-up tables constructed of normalized CTDI values as a function of HVL can be used to derive CTDIw data from only three in-air measurements (one for CTDIair and two with added filtration for HVL) to allow for simple, frequent QA checks without CT phantom setup. Future investigations will involve comparing results with Monte Carlo simulations for validation.

  10. MEAN-FLUX-REGULATED PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS CONTINUUM FITTING OF SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY Ly{alpha} FOREST SPECTRA

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    Lee, Khee-Gan; Spergel, David N. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Suzuki, Nao, E-mail: lee@astro.princeton.edu [E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Continuum fitting is an important aspect of Ly{alpha} forest science, since errors in the derived optical depths scale with the fractional continuum error. However, traditional methods of estimating continua in noisy and moderate-resolution spectra (e.g., Sloan Digital Sky Survey, SDSS; S/N {approx}< 10 pixel{sup -1} and R {approx} 2000), such as power-law extrapolation or dividing by the mean spectrum, achieve no better than {approx}15% rms accuracy. To improve on this, we introduce mean-flux-regulated principal component analysis (MF-PCA) continuum fitting. In this technique, PCA fitting is carried out redward of the quasar Ly{alpha} line in order to provide a prediction for the shape of the Ly{alpha} forest continuum. The slope and amplitude of this continuum prediction is then corrected using external constraints for the Ly{alpha} forest mean flux. This requires prior knowledge of the mean flux, (F), but significantly improves the accuracy of the flux transmission, F {identical_to} exp (- {tau}), estimated from each pixel. From tests on mock spectra, we find that MF-PCA reduces the errors to 8% rms in S/N {approx} 2 spectra, and <5% rms in spectra with S/N {approx}> 5. The residual Fourier power in the continuum is decreased by a factor of a few in comparison with dividing by the mean continuum, enabling Ly{alpha} flux power spectrum measurements to be extended to {approx}2 Multiplication-Sign larger scales. Using this new technique, we make available continuum fits for 12,069 z > 2.3 Ly{alpha} forest spectra from SDSS Data Release 7 for use by the community. This technique is also applicable to future releases of the ongoing Baryon Oscillations Spectroscopic Survey, which obtains spectra for {approx}150, 000 Ly{alpha} forest spectra at low signal-to-noise (S/N {approx} 2).

  11. Investigating the Current Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland - Determining al-Qa'ida's Targeting Strategy: Who's in the Crosshairs?

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    Bacon-Ward, Ashley; Bell, Kevin; Brandt, Gretchen; Brown, Nathan; Figuerola, Andy; Foix, Marissa; Formanek, Mary; Holden, David; Vrdoljak, Denis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to comprehend what makes soft targets particularly attractive to terrorists, such as al-Qa?ida, and why hardening a target increases the cost of an attack. For example, one source defines a hard target as ?[a] site, normally constructed under rock or concrete..., al-Qa?ida‘s central leadership helped plan terrorist operations for others to conduct, such as the 2004 Madrid train bombings, and now that it has reconstituted a safe haven in Pakistan, al-Qa?ida has regained more of its strength and relevance.4 Al...

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

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

    2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    T. Roy Choudhury; T. Padmanabhan

    2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. SU-E-T-100: Designing a QA Tool for Enhance Dynamic Wedges Based On Dynalog Files

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    Yousuf, A; Hussain, A [Department of Oncology, Radiation Oncology, AKUH, Karachi (Pakistan)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: A robust quality assurance (QA) program for computer controlled enhanced dynamic wedge (EDW) has been designed and tested. Calculations to perform such QA test is based upon the EDW dynamic log files generated during dose delivery. Methods: Varian record and verify system generates dynamic log (dynalog) files during dynamic dose delivery. The system generated dynalog files contain information such as date and time of treatment, energy, monitor units, wedge orientation, and type of treatment. It also contains the expected calculated segmented treatment tables (STT) and the actual delivered STT for the treatment delivery as a verification record. These files can be used to assess the integrity and precision of the treatment plan delivery. The plans were delivered with a 6 MV beam from a Varian linear accelerator. For available EDW angles (10°, 15°, 20°, 25°, 30°, 45°, and 60°) Varian STT values were used to manually calculate monitor units for each segment. It can also be used to calculate the EDW factors. Independent verification of fractional MUs per segment was performed against those generated from dynalog files. The EDW factors used to calculate MUs in TPS were dosimetrically verified in solid water phantom with semiflex chamber on central axis. Results: EDW factors were generated from the STT provided by Varian and verified against practical measurements. The measurements were in agreement of the order of 1 % to the calculated EDW data. Variation between the MUs per segment obtained from dynalog files and those manually calculated was found to be less than 2%. Conclusion: An efficient and easy tool to perform routine QA procedure of EDW is suggested. The method can be easily implemented in any institution without a need for expensive QA equipment. An error of the order of ?2% can be easily detected.

  18. A Damped Ly-alpha Absorption-line System in an Apparent Void at Redshift 2.38

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    L. E. H. Godfrey; P. J. Francis

    2005-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the contents of an apparent void in the distribution of Ly-alpha emitting galaxies at redshift 2.38. We show that this void is not empty, but contains a damped Ly-alpha absorption-line system, seen in absorption against background QSO 2138-4427. Imaging does not reveal any galaxy associated with this absorption-line system, but it contains metals (Fe/H ~ -1.3), and its large velocity range (~ 180 km/s) implies a significant mass.

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

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    Saraf, Laxmikant V.; Baer, Donald R.; Lea, Alan S.; Zhu, Zihua; Strohm, James J.; Sitzman, S. D.; King, David L.

    2010-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the migration of Ni/NiO in Ni-YSZ can potentially help to design a better solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) anode. We have observed that extensive hydrogen reduction and methane steam reforming of Ni-YSZ caused bulk migration of Ni/NiO to at least ~ 5 µm deeper from the Ni-YSZ surface. No significant bulk migration effects were detected after simple thermal treatments in non-reducing/non-reforming environment. Surface analysis of a single zirconia grain in the first 10-20 nm region from annealed, hydrogen reduced and methane steam reformed Ni-YSZ shows Ni-enriched surface supporting earlier claims of Ni exsolution. 3D-EBSD analysis of thermally treated sample before exposing it to reducing and reforming environment indicated mixed NiO/YSZ phase with some porosity and 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 analysis. The results provide additional information related to complex reactions occurring in SOFC during internal reforming conditions.

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

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    Napp, Nils

    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

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

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    Peirani, Sébastien; Colombi, Stéphane; Blaizot, Jérémy; Dubois, Yohan; Pichon, Christophe

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. CHEMICAL ENRICHMENT IN THE CARBON-ENHANCED DAMPED Ly{alpha} SYSTEM BY POPULATION III SUPERNOVAE

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    Kobayashi, Chiaki [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Cotter Road, Weston, ACT 2611 (Australia); Tominaga, Nozomu; Nomoto, Ken'ichi, E-mail: chiaki@mso.anu.edu.au [Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan)

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the recently observed elemental abundance pattern of the carbon-rich metal-poor damped Ly{alpha} (DLA) system is in excellent agreement with the nucleosynthesis yields of faint core-collapse supernovae of primordial stars. The observed abundance pattern is not consistent with the nucleosynthesis yields of pair-instability supernovae. The DLA abundance pattern is very similar to that of carbon-rich extremely metal-poor (EMP) stars, and the contributions from low-mass stars and/or binary effects should be very small in DLAs. This suggests that chemical enrichment by the first stars in the first galaxies is driven by core-collapse supernovae from {approx}20 to 50 M{sub sun} stars and also supports the supernova scenario as the enrichment source of EMP stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

  3. Investigating the Current Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland - Determining al-Qa'ida's Targeting Strategy: Who's in the Crosshairs? 

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    Bacon-Ward, Ashley; Bell, Kevin; Brandt, Gretchen; Brown, Nathan; Figuerola, Andy; Foix, Marissa; Formanek, Mary; Holden, David; Vrdoljak, Denis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    East. Al-Qa?ida will continue to view Europe as a target of convenience but, at the same time, will seek to develop its capability to attack the US Homeland. As things currently stand, al- Qa?ida will likely have to first rebuild its capabilities..., or resources (to include safe havens, money, recruits, weapons), necessary to enable it to conduct attacks in the United States and evaluate counterterrorism actions both at home and abroad designed to diminish those means. For the second region, Europe...

  4. Enhanced collectivity in 74Ni

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    N. Aoi; S. Kanno; S. Takeuchi; H. Suzuki; D. Bazin; M. D. Bowen; C. M. Campbell; J. M. Cook; D. -C. Dinca; A. Gade; T. Glasmacher; H. Iwasaki; T. Kubo; K. Kurita; T. Motobayashi; W. F. Mueller; T. Nakamura; H. Sakurai; M. Takashina; J. R. Terry; K. Yoneda; H. Zwahlen

    2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The neutron-rich nucleus 74Ni was studied with inverse-kinematics inelastic proton scattering using a 74Ni radioactive beam incident on a liquid hydrogen targetat a center-of-mass energy of 80 MeV. From the measured de-excitation gamma-rays, the population of the first 2+ state was quantified. The angle-integrated excitation cross section was determined to be 14(4) mb. A deformation length of delta = 1.04(16) fm was extracted in comparison with distorted wave theory, which suggests that the enhancement of collectivity established for 70Ni continues up to 74Ni. A comparison with results of shell model and quasi-particle random phase approximation calculations indicates that the magic character of Z = 28 or N = 50 is weakened in 74Ni.

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

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    Harilal, S. S.

    to the wave- length of the light used, and hence, shorter wavelengths in the soft x-ray region provide higher are soft x-ray lasers,6,7 laser-produced plasma (LPP) sources,8­11 and higher har- monics from laser heatedV (2.88 nm).1 Being on the higher energy side of the WW region, Ly-a and He-a nitrogen lines are more

  6. KECK SPECTROSCOPY OF LYMAN-BREAK GALAXIES AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UV-CONTINUUM AND Ly{alpha} LUMINOSITY FUNCTIONS AT z > 6

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    Jiang Linhua; Egami, Eiichi; Walth, Gregory [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Kashikawa, Nobunari [Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division, National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Matsuda, Yuichi [Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Shimasaku, Kazuhiro [Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Nagao, Tohru [Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution, Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Ota, Kazuaki [Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Ouchi, Masami [Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwa-no-Ha, Kashiwa City, Chiba 77-8582 (Japan)

    2011-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present Keck spectroscopic observations of z > 6 Lyman-break galaxy (LBG) candidates in the Subaru Deep Field (SDF). The candidates were selected as i'-dropout objects down to z' = 27 AB magnitudes from an ultra-deep SDF z'-band image. With the Keck spectroscopy we identified 19 LBGs with prominent Ly{alpha} emission lines at 6 {<=} z {<=} 6.4. The median value of the Ly{alpha} rest-frame equivalent widths (EWs) is {approx}50 A, with four EWs >100 A. This well-defined spectroscopic sample spans a UV-continuum luminosity range of -21.8 {<=} M{sub UV} {<=} -19.5 (0.6 {approx} 5 L*{sub UV}) and a Ly{alpha} luminosity range of (0.3-3) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 43} erg s{sup -1} (0.3-3 L*{sub Ly{alpha}}). We derive the UV and Ly{alpha} luminosity functions (LFs) from our sample at (z) {approx} 6.2 after we correct for sample incompleteness. We find that our measurement of the UV LF is consistent with the results of previous studies based on photometric LBG samples at 5 < z < 7. Our Ly{alpha} LF is also generally in agreement with the results of Ly{alpha}-emitter surveys at z {approx} 5.7 and 6.6. This study shows that deep spectroscopic observations of LBGs can provide unique constraints on both the UV and Ly{alpha} LFs at z > 6.

  7. Q&A on "Impacts of Wind Farms on Land Surface Temperature" Published by Nature Climate Change on April 29, 2012

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    Zhou, Liming

    1 Q&A on "Impacts of Wind Farms on Land Surface Temperature" Published by Nature Climate Change? This study presents the first observational evidence of wind farm impacts on land surface temperature downwind of wind farms. Why do the operating wind turbines warm nighttime temperature? This warming effect

  8. arXiv:0910.4460v2[math.QA]1Dec2009 LECTURES ON CANONICAL AND CRYSTAL BASES OF HALL

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    Proudfoot, Nicholas

    ] into a geometric one. This geometric lift amounts to replacing the "naive" space of functions on the set MA" Hall algebra (or rather, Hall category) QA and the "algebraic" Hall algebra HA. Such a geometric lift. The relevant language for a general theory is likely to be [TV1]. Rather than embarking on the (probably risky

  9. PGDP (Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant)-UF/sub 6/ handling, sampling, analysis and associated QC/QA and safety related procedures

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    Harris, R.L. (comp.)

    1987-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant procedures on UF/sub 6/ handling, sampling, and analysis, along with associated QC/QA and safety related procedures. It was assembled for transmission by the US Department of Energy to the Korean Advanced Energy Institute as a part of the US-Korea technical exchange program.

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

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    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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Job Description of Inventory QA-QC coordinator, ASICO LLC General Job Description: Great opportunity with a established Medical instrument company. Applicant must be

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    Heller, Barbara

    for specials. 9. Coordinate ISO 13485 and FDA/CE follow up. 10. Create purchase order for all vendors based evaluations- as per new forms(ISO) 6. Developing and evaluation of alternate vendors.(ISO) 7. Developing new and Delivery analysis.(ISO) 16. QA/QC for 2 or 3 items weekly comparing with manufacturing drawing. 17. Review

  12. SU-E-T-65: Characterization of a 2D Array for QA and Pretreatment Plan Verification

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    Anvari, A; Aghamiri, S [Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mahdavi, S [Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Alaei, P [UniversityMinnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The OCTAVIUS detector729 is a 2D array of 729 air vented cubic plane parallel ion chambers used for pretreatment verification and QA. In this study we investigated dosimetric characteristics of this system for clinical photon beam dosimetry. Methods: Detector performance evaluation included determination of the location of the effective point of measurement (EPM), sensitivity, linearity, and reproducibility of detector response, as well as output factor, dose rate, and source to surface distance (SSD) dependence. Finally, assessment of wedge modulated fields was carried out. All the evaluations were performed five times for low and high photon energies. For reference measurements, a 0.6 cc ionization chamber was used. Data analysis and comparison of the OCTAVIUS detector with reference ion chamber data was performed using the VeriSoft patient plan verification software. Results: The reproducibility and stability of the measurements are excellent, the detector showed same signal with a maximum deviation of less than 0.5% in short and long term. Results of sensitivity test showed same signal with a maximum deviation of approximately 0.1%. As the detector 729 response is linear with dose and dose rate, it can be used for the measurement at regions of high dose gradient effectively. The detector agrees with the ionization chamber measurement to within 1% for SSD range of 75 to 125 cm. Also, its measured wedge modulated profiles matched very well with ion chamber dose profiles acquired in a water tank. Conclusions: As the response of the detector 729 is linear with dose and dose rate, it can be used for the measurements in the areas of dose gradients effectively. Based on the measurements and comparisons performed, this system is a reliable and accurate dosimeter for QA and pretreatment plan verification in radiotherapy.

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

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

    2004-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. RESOLVING THE OPTICAL EMISSION LINES OF Ly{alpha} BLOB ''B1'' AT z = 2.38: ANOTHER HIDDEN QUASAR

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    Overzier, R. A. [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1400, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Nesvadba, N. P. H. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, CNRS, Universite Paris-Sud, F-91405 Orsay (France); Dijkstra, M. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, D-85741 Garching (Germany); Hatch, N. A. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom); Lehnert, M. D. [GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, UMR 8111, CNRS, Universite Paris Diderot, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92190 Meudon (France); Villar-Martin, M. [Centro de Astrobioloia (INTA-CSIC), Carretera de Ajalvir, km 4, E-28850 Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid (Spain); Wilman, R. J. [Department of Physics, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH13LE (United Kingdom); Zirm, A. W., E-mail: overzier@astro.as.utexas.edu [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)

    2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used the SINFONI near-infrared integral field unit on the Very Large Telescope to resolve the optical emission line structure of one of the brightest (L{sub Ly{alpha}} Almost-Equal-To 10{sup 44} erg s{sup -1}) and nearest (z Almost-Equal-To 2.38) of all Ly{alpha} blobs (LABs). The target, known in the literature as object {sup B}1{sup ,} lies at a redshift where the main optical emission lines are accessible in the observed near-infrared. We detect luminous [O III] {lambda}{lambda}4959, 5007 and H{alpha} emission with a spatial extent of at least 32 Multiplication-Sign 40 kpc (4'' Multiplication-Sign 5''). The dominant optical emission line component shows relatively broad lines (600-800 km s{sup -1}, FWHM) and line ratios consistent with active galactic nucleus (AGN) photoionization. The new evidence for AGN photoionization, combined with previously detected C IV and luminous, warm infrared emission, suggest that B1 is the site of a hidden quasar. This is confirmed by the fact that [O II] is relatively weak compared with [O III] (extinction-corrected [O III]/[O II] of about 3.8), which is indicative of a high, Seyfert-like ionization parameter. From the extinction-corrected [O III] luminosity we infer a bolometric AGN luminosity of {approx}3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 46} erg s{sup -1}, and further conclude that the obscured AGN may be Compton-thick given existing X-ray limits. The large line widths observed are consistent with clouds moving within the narrow-line region of a luminous QSO. The AGN scenario is capable of producing sufficient ionizing photons to power the Ly{alpha}, even in the presence of dust. By performing a census of similar objects in the literature, we find that virtually all luminous LABs harbor obscured quasars. Based on simple duty-cycle arguments, we conclude that AGNs are the main drivers of the Ly{alpha} in LABs rather than the gravitational heating and subsequent cooling suggested by cold stream models. We also conclude that the empirical relation between LABs and overdense environments at high redshift must be due to a more fundamental correlation between AGNs (or massive galaxies) and environment.

  15. On the nature of H$\\alpha$ emitters at $z \\sim 2$ from the HiZELS survey: physical properties, Ly$\\alpha$ escape fraction, and main sequence

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    Oteo, I; Ivison, R J; Smail, I; Best, P N; Cepa, J; Pérez-García, A M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed multi-wavelength study (from rest-frame UV to far-IR) of narrow-band (NB) selected, star-forming (SF) H$\\alpha$ emitters (HAEs) at $z \\sim 2.23$ taken from the High Redshift(Z) Emission Line Survey (HiZELS). We find that HAEs have similar SED-derived properties and colors to $sBzK$ galaxies and probe a well-defined portion of the SF population at $z \\sim 2$. This is not true for Ly$\\alpha$ emitters (LAEs), which are strongly biased towards blue, less massive galaxies (missing a significant percentage of the SF population). Combining our H$\\alpha$ observations with matched, existing Ly$\\alpha$ data we determine that the Ly$\\alpha$ escape fraction ($f_{\\rm esc}$) is low (only $\\sim$ 4.5\\% of HAEs show Ly$\\alpha$ emission) and decreases with increasing dust attenuation, UV continuum slope, stellar mass, and star formation rate (SFR). This suggests that Ly$\\alpha$ preferentially escapes from blue galaxies with low dust attenuation. However, a small population of red and massive LAEs is also ...

  16. Infrared diode laser spectroscopy of jet-cooled NiCO, Ni,,CO...3,,13 and Ni,,CO...3,,C18

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    Morse, Michael D.

    Infrared diode laser spectroscopy of jet-cooled NiCO, Ni,,CO...3,,13 CO..., and Ni,,CO...3,,C18 O infrared spectroscopic investigations of the CO vibration of jet-cooled NiCO, Ni CO 3 13 CO , and Ni CO 3 C diode laser spectrometer. The rotationally resolved spectrum of NiCO was collected as it was formed

  17. Reinforcing of QA/QC programs in radiotherapy departments in Croatia: Results of treatment planning system verification

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    Jurkovi?, Slaven; Švabi?, Manda; Dikli?, Ana; Smilovi? Radoj?i?, ?eni; Dundara, Dea [Clinic for Radiotherapy and Oncology, Physics Division, University Hospital Rijeka, Rijeka (Croatia); Kasabaši?, Mladen; Ivkovi?, Ana [Department for Radiotherapy and Oncology, University Hospital Osijek, Osijek (Croatia); Faj, Dario, E-mail: dariofaj@mefos.hr [Department of Physics, School of Medicine, University of Osijek, Osijek (Croatia)

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Implementation of advanced techniques in clinical practice can greatly improve the outcome of radiation therapy, but it also makes the process much more complex with a lot of room for errors. An important part of the quality assurance program is verification of treatment planning system (TPS). Dosimetric verifications in anthropomorphic phantom were performed in 4 centers where new systems were installed. A total of 14 tests for 2 photon energies and multigrid superposition algorithms were conducted using the CMS XiO TPS. Evaluation criteria as specified in the International Atomic Energy Agency Technical Reports Series (IAEA TRS) 430 were employed. Results of measurements are grouped according to the placement of the measuring point and the beam energy. The majority of differences between calculated and measured doses in the water-equivalent part of the phantom were in tolerance. Significantly more out-of-tolerance values were observed in “nonwater-equivalent” parts of the phantom, especially for higher-energy photon beams. This survey was done as a part of continuous effort to build up awareness of quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) importance in the Croatian radiotherapy community. Understanding the limitations of different parts of the various systems used in radiation therapy can systematically improve quality as well.

  18. Microstructural Characterization and Shape Memory Response of Ni-Rich NiTiHf and NiTiZr High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys

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    Evirgen, Alper

    2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    NiTiHf and NiTiZr high temperature shape memory alloys (HTSMAs) have drawn a great deal of attention as cheaper alternatives to Pt, Pd and Au alloyed NiTi-based HTSMAs while NiTiZr alloys also providing at least 20% weight reduction then its Ni...

  19. Liber QuarterLy 20 (2), October 2010 iSSN: 1435-5205. P179199 http://liber.library.uu.nl/

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    is still quite new to a national library. A website differs from other types of publications in many waysLiber QuarterLy 20 (2), October 2010 ­ iSSN: 1435-5205. P179­199 http://liber.library.uu.nl/ igitur.0 unported License Liber Quarterly Volume 20 Issue 2 2010 179 Introducing Web Archives as a New Library

  20. PROBING THE INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM/GALAXY CONNECTION. V. ON THE ORIGIN OF Ly? AND O VI ABSORPTION AT z < 0.2

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    Prochaska, J. Xavier

    We analyze the association of galaxies with Ly? and O VI absorption, the most commonly detected transitions of the low-z intergalactic medium (IGM), in the fields of 14 quasars with z[subscript em] = 0.06–0.57. Confirming ...

  1. Harnad, Stevan (2010) Open Access den grnne vej til maksimering af forskningseffekten (INTERVIEW). Bibliotek og Medier 4 December 2010 http://bit.ly/BibMedHarnad

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    Carr, Leslie

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (INTERVIEW). Bibliotek og Medier 4 December 2010 http://bit.ly/BibMedHarnad Stevan Harnad ­ On Green Open Publishing. Washington, DC., Association of Research Libraries, June 1995. http there are two ways to provide OA: the green road and golden roads to OA. Could you explain the concepts

  2. Imaging Chemical Aggregation of Ni/NiO Particles from Reduced...

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    from Reduced NiO-YSZ. Abstract: Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) mapping of nickel oxide yttria-stabilized zirconia (NiO-YSZ) was carried out after various hydrogen...

  3. SU-E-T-69: Cloud-Based Monte Carlo Patient-Specific Quality Assurance (QA) Method for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)

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    Chen, X; Xing, L; Luxton, G; Bush, K [Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (United States); Azcona, J [Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Patient-specific QA for VMAT is incapable of providing full 3D dosimetric information and is labor intensive in the case of severe heterogeneities or small-aperture beams. A cloud-based Monte Carlo dose reconstruction method described here can perform the evaluation in entire 3D space and rapidly reveal the source of discrepancies between measured and planned dose. Methods: This QA technique consists of two integral parts: measurement using a phantom containing array of dosimeters, and a cloud-based voxel Monte Carlo algorithm (cVMC). After a VMAT plan was approved by a physician, a dose verification plan was created and delivered to the phantom using our Varian Trilogy or TrueBeam system. Actual delivery parameters (i.e., dose fraction, gantry angle, and MLC at control points) were extracted from Dynalog or trajectory files. Based on the delivery parameters, the 3D dose distribution in the phantom containing detector were recomputed using Eclipse dose calculation algorithms (AAA and AXB) and cVMC. Comparison and Gamma analysis is then conducted to evaluate the agreement between measured, recomputed, and planned dose distributions. To test the robustness of this method, we examined several representative VMAT treatments. Results: (1) The accuracy of cVMC dose calculation was validated via comparative studies. For cases that succeeded the patient specific QAs using commercial dosimetry systems such as Delta- 4, MAPCheck, and PTW Seven29 array, agreement between cVMC-recomputed, Eclipse-planned and measured doses was obtained with >90% of the points satisfying the 3%-and-3mm gamma index criteria. (2) The cVMC method incorporating Dynalog files was effective to reveal the root causes of the dosimetric discrepancies between Eclipse-planned and measured doses and provide a basis for solutions. Conclusion: The proposed method offers a highly robust and streamlined patient specific QA tool and provides a feasible solution for the rapidly increasing use of VMAT treatments in the clinic.

  4. THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC SURVEY FOR Ly{alpha} EMITTERS AT z = 7.3 WITH RED-SENSITIVE SUBARU/SUPRIME-CAM

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    Shibuya, Takatoshi; Kashikawa, Nobunari; Iye, Masanori [Department of Astronomical Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Ota, Kazuaki [Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Ouchi, Masami [Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 277-8582 (Japan); Furusawa, Hisanori [Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division, National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Shimasaku, Kazuhiro [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Hattori, Takashi, E-mail: takatoshi.shibuya@nao.ac.jp [Subaru Telescope, 650 North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States)

    2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We have performed deep imaging surveys for Ly{alpha} emitters (LAEs) at redshift {approx}7.3 in two blank fields, the Subaru Deep Field (SDF) and the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep survey Field (SXDF), using the Subaru/Suprime-Cam equipped with new red-sensitive CCDs and a new narrowband filter, NB1006 ({lambda}{sub c} = 10052 Angstrom-Sign , FWHM {Delta}{lambda} = 214 A). We identified four objects as LAE candidates that exhibit luminosity excess in NB1006. By carrying out deep follow-up spectroscopy for three of them using Subaru/FOCAS and Keck/DEIMOS, a definitively asymmetric emission line is detected for one of them, SXDF-NB1006-2. Assuming this line is Ly{alpha}, this object is an LAE at z = 7.215 which has a luminosity of 1.2{sup +1.5}{sub -0.6} Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 43} erg s{sup -1} and a weighted skewness S{sub {omega}} = 4.90 {+-} 0.86. Another object, SDF-NB1006-2, shows variable photometry and is thus probably a quasar (QSO) or an active galactic nucleus. It shows an asymmetric emission line at 10076 A which may be due to either Ly{alpha} at z = 7.288 or [O II] at z = 1.703. The third object, SDF-NB1006-1, is likely a galaxy with temporal luminosity enhancement associated with a supernova explosion, as the brightness of this object varies between the observed epochs. Its spectrum does not show any emission lines. The inferred decrease in the number density of LAEs toward higher redshift is n{sup z={sup {sup 7.3}{sub Ly{alpha}}}}/n{sub Ly{alpha}}{sup z={sup {sup 5.7}}} = 0.05{sup +0.11}{sub -0.05} from z = 5.7 to 7.3 down to L{sup Ly{alpha}} = 1.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 43} erg s{sup -1}. The present result is consistent with the interpretation in previous studies that the neutral hydrogen fraction is rapidly increasing from z = 5.7 to 7.3.

  5. Monopole Strength in Ni-58

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    Youngblood, David H.; Lui, YW.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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... strength is locat- ed nearer the quadrupole (for Ca [3] and Si [4] at vir- tually the same energy). Only two reports of substantial strength in lighter nuclei are in the literature. Lui et al. [4] reported 66%%uo of the EO energy-weighted sum rule...

  6. anketo chosa ni: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: Recent research shows that the resistance switching characteristics of NiO thin film, in combinations conversion into NiSi using Ni-AMD, and discuss the chemistry of...

  7. anteisei ni kansuru: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: Recent research shows that the resistance switching characteristics of NiO thin film, in combinations conversion into NiSi using Ni-AMD, and discuss the chemistry of...

  8. atsumitsu katei ni: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: Recent research shows that the resistance switching characteristics of NiO thin film, in combinations conversion into NiSi using Ni-AMD, and discuss the chemistry of...

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    Summary: Recent research shows that the resistance switching characteristics of NiO thin film, in combinations conversion into NiSi using Ni-AMD, and discuss the chemistry of...

  10. ataeru eikyo ni: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: Recent research shows that the resistance switching characteristics of NiO thin film, in combinations conversion into NiSi using Ni-AMD, and discuss the chemistry of...

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    Summary: Recent research shows that the resistance switching characteristics of NiO thin film, in combinations conversion into NiSi using Ni-AMD, and discuss the chemistry of...

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    Summary: Recent research shows that the resistance switching characteristics of NiO thin film, in combinations conversion into NiSi using Ni-AMD, and discuss the chemistry of...

  13. Electrodeposited NiCo/Cu Superlattices

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

    2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Nanoscale structural heterogeneity in Ni-rich half-Heusler TiNiSn

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    Douglas, Jason E., E-mail: jedouglas@mrl.ucsb.edu; Pollock, Tresa M. [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Chater, Philip A. [Diamond Light Source, Chilton, Oxfordshire OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Brown, Craig M. [Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States); Seshadri, Ram [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The structural implications of excess Ni in the TiNiSn half-Heusler compound are examined through a combination of synchrotron x-ray and neutron scattering studies, in conjunction with first principles density functional theory calculations on supercells. Despite the phase diagram suggesting that TiNiSn is a line compound with no solid solution, for small x in TiNi{sub 1+x}Sn there is indeed an appearance—from careful analysis of the scattering—of some solubility, with the excess Ni occupying the interstitial tetrahedral site in the half-Heusler structure. The analysis performed here would point to the excess Ni not being statistically distributed, but rather occurring as coherent nanoclusters. First principles calculations of energetics, carried out using supercells, support a scenario of Ni interstitials clustering, rather than a statistical distribution.

  15. 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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    NiAl NANOLAMINATES . Open Access Theses and Dissertations Summary: ??To characterize the self-propagating, high-temperature exothermic alloying reactions of NiAl nanoscaled...

  17. Evaluation of the accuracy of 3DVH software estimates of dose to virtual ion chamber and film in composite IMRT QA

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    Olch, Arthur J. [University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Radiation Oncology Program, Los Angeles, California 90027 (United States)

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: A novel patient-specific intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) QA system, 3DVH software and mapcheck 2, purports to be able to use diode array-measured beam doses and the patient's DICOM RT plan, structure set, and dose files to predict the delivered 3D dose distribution in the patient for comparison to the treatment planning system (TPS) calculated doses. In this study, the composite dose to an ion chamber and film in phantom predicted by the 3DVH and mapcheck 2 system is compared to the actual measured chamber and film doses. If validated in this context, then 3DVH can be used to perform an equivalent dose analysis as that obtained with film dosimetry and ion chamber-based composite IMRT QA. This is important for those losing their ability to perform film dosimetry for true composite IMRT QA and provides a measure of confidence in the accuracy of 3DVH 3D dose calculations which may replace phantom-based IMRT QA. Methods: The dosimetric results from 15 consecutive patient-specific IMRT QA tests performed by composite field irradiation of ion chamber and EDR2 film in a solid water phantom were compared to the predicted doses for those virtual detectors based on the calculated 3D dose by the 3DVH software using mapcheck 2 measured doses of each beam within each plan. For each of the 15 cases, immediately after performing the ion chamber plus film measurements, the mapcheck 2 was used to measure the dose for each beam of the plan. The dose to the volume of the virtual ion chamber and the dose distribution in the plane of the virtual film calculated by the 3DVH software was extracted. The ratio of the measured to 3DVH or eclipse-predicted ion chamber doses was calculated. The same plane in the phantom measured using film and calculated with eclipse was exported from 3DVH and the 2D gamma metric was used to compare the relationship between the film doses and the eclipse or 3DVH predicted planar doses. Also, the 3D gamma value was calculated in the 3DVH software which compares the eclipse dose to the 3DVH predicted dose distribution. For the 2D and 3D gamma metrics, 2% dose and 2 mm distance to agreement (DTA) were used. In addition, a simple dose difference was performed using either a 2% or 3% dose difference tolerance. Results: The mean ratio {+-} standard deviation of the measured vs 3DVH or vs eclipse-predicted dose to the ion chamber was 1.013 {+-} 0.015 and 1.003 {+-} 0.012, respectively. For 3DVH vs eclipse, the mean percentage of pixels failing the 3D gamma metric was 1.2% {+-} 1.4% while the failure rate for the 2D gamma metric was 1.1% {+-} 0.9%. When either 3DVH or eclipse was compared to EDR2 film, the gamma failure rate was 2.3% {+-} 2.0% and 1.6% {+-} 1.7%, respectively. Mean dose difference failures were 9%-27% {+-} 5%-15% for 2 or 3% dose difference tolerances, depending on the combination of systems tested. No statistically significant differences were found for any of the planar dosimetric comparisons. Conclusions: 3DVH + mapcheck 2 predicts the same absolute dose, the percent of pixels failing the gamma metric, and the percent of pixels failing 2% or 3% dose difference tolerance tests as one would have obtained had one made measurements in solid water phantom using an ion chamber and coronal film instead of a diode array. This is also a necessary although not sufficient condition for validation of the accuracy of 3DVH predictions of the 3D dose using beam-by-beam measurements.

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    proper study of national averages). There are power fluctuation constraints arising from data center cooling infrastructure as well (e.g. sequencing of chillerspumpscooling...

  19. QA Standard Contract Language

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  20. QA Brochure October 2009

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  1. Enthalpy of mixing of liquid Ni-Zr and Cu-Ni-Zr alloys

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    Witusiewicz, V.T.; Sommer, F.

    2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the Al-Cu-Ni-Zr system is a basis for the production of bulk amorphous materials by rapid solidification techniques from the liquid state, it is of great scientific interest to determine the partial and the integral thermodynamic functions of liquid and undercooled liquid alloys. Such data, as was pointed out previously, are important in order to understand their extremely good glass-forming ability in multicomponent metallic systems as well as for processing improvements. In order to measure the thermodynamic properties of the Al-Cu-Ni-Zr quaternary, it is necessary to have reliable thermochemical data for its constituent canaries and ternaries first. In a series of articles, the authors have reported in detail the thermodynamic properties of liquid Al-Cu, Al-Ni, Cu-Ni, Cu-Zr, Al-Zr, Al-Cu-Ni, and Al-Cu-Zr alloys. This article deals with the direct calorimetric measurements of the partial and the integral enthalpies of mixing of liquid Ni-Zr and Cu-Ni-Zr alloys and the heat capacity of liquid Ni{sub 26}Zr{sub 74}. In a subsequent article, the authors will present similar data for the liquid ternary Al-Ni-Zr and for the liquid quaternary Al-Cu-Ni-Zr alloys.

  2. CHEMICAL ENRICHMENT OF DAMPED Ly{alpha} SYSTEMS AS A DIRECT CONSTRAINT ON POPULATION III STAR FORMATION

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    Kulkarni, Girish; Hennawi, Joseph F. [Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Rollinde, Emmanuel; Vangioni, Elisabeth, E-mail: girish@mpia-hd.mpg.de [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR 7095, UPMC, Paris VI, 98 bis boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris (France)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations of damped Ly{alpha} absorbers (DLAs) can be used to measure gas-phase metallicities at large cosmological look-back times with high precision. Furthermore, relative abundances can still be measured accurately deep into the reionization epoch (z > 6) using transitions redward of Ly{alpha}, even though Gunn-Peterson absorption precludes measurement of neutral hydrogen. In this paper, we study the chemical evolution of DLAs using a model for the coupled evolution of galaxies and the intergalactic medium (IGM), which is constrained by a variety of observations. Our goal is to explore the influence of Population III stars on the abundance patterns of DLAs to determine the degree to which abundance measurements can discriminate between different Population III stellar initial mass functions (IMFs). We include effects, such as inflows onto galaxies due to cosmological accretion and outflows from galaxies due to supernova feedback. A distinct feature of our model is that it self-consistently calculates the effect of Population III star formation on the reionization of an inhomogeneous IGM, thus allowing us to calculate the thermal evolution of the IGM and implement photoionization feedback on low-mass galaxy formation. We find that if the critical metallicity of Population III to II/I transition is {approx}< 10{sup -4} Z{sub Sun }, then the cosmic Population III star formation rate drops to zero for z < 8. Nevertheless, at high redshift (z {approx} 6), chemical signatures of Population III stars remain in low-mass galaxies (halo mass {approx}< 10{sup 9} M{sub Sun }). This is because photoionization feedback suppresses star formation in these galaxies until relatively low redshift (z {approx} 10), and the chemical record of their initial generation of Population III stars is retained. We model DLAs as these low-mass galaxies, and assign to them a mass-dependent H I absorption cross-section in order to predict the expected distribution of DLA abundance ratios. We find that these distributions are anchored toward abundance ratios set by Population II supernova yields, but they exhibit a tail which depends significantly on the Population III IMF for z > 5. Thus, a sample of DLA metallicity and relative abundance measurements at high redshift holds the promise to constrain Population III enrichment and the Population III IMF. We find that a sample of just 10 DLAs with relative abundances measured to an accuracy of 0.1 dex is sufficient to constrain the Population III IMF at 4{sigma}. These constraints may prove stronger than other probes of Population III enrichment, such as metal-poor stars and individual metal-poor DLAs. Our results provide a global picture of the thermal, ionization, and chemical evolution of the universe, and have the potential to rule out certain Population III scenarios.

  3. Thermal diffusion in Ni/Al multilayer

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    Swain, M.; Bhattacharya, D.; Singh, S.; Basu, S. [Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 400085 (India); Gupta, M. [UGC-DAE-Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017 (India)

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Two Ni/Al multilayers deposited by ion beam sputtering of nominal design [Ni(200A)/Al(100A)] Multiplication-Sign 5 and [Ni(50A)/Al(227A)] Multiplication-Sign 5 on Si substrates were annealed at 200 Degree-Sign C. As-deposited and annealed samples were characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD) and x-ray reflectometry (XRR). The effort was to study the path of alloying in the above two multilayers of same elements but of opposite stoichiometric ratio. We find distinct differences in alloying of these samples.

  4. Metastable phase diagram for Ni-implanted Al and pulse surface melted Al(Ni)

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    Follstaedt, D.M.; Picraux, S.T.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The microstructure of <110> Al implanted with Ni was examined before and after subsequent electron beam pulsed surface melting (65 ns, 1.7 J/cm/sup 2/). Both processes were done with the Al substrate at room temperature. Implantation at several energies (160 to 15 keV) into a given sample produced a nearly constant measured Ni concentration through a approx. 0.1 ..mu..m region below the surface (7). Such samples with concentrations from 8 to 25 at. % Ni were examined, along with a sample with a peak concentration of 32 at. % Ni.

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

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

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    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

    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.

  7. Giant Quadrupole-Resonance in Ni Isotopes

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

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL REVIEW C VOLUME 45, NUMBER 5 MAY 1992 Giant quadrupole resonance in Ni isotopes D. H. Youngblood and Y.-%. Lui Texas A&M UniUersity, College Station, Texas 77843 U. Garg University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana 46556 R. J...R )' 0.53 0.68 0.69 0.78 E2 EWSR (%) 58+12 76+14 78+14 90+16 Cp 0.80+0.04 0.84+0.04 0.82+0. 12 1.05+0. 10 2174 YOUNGBLOOD, LUI, GARG, AND PETERSON 45 1000 100 60Ni(n, n') E = 129 MeV 1 000 100 58Ni(n, n') 10 10 100 z' 1000 64Ni...

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

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    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

    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.

  9. Living SafeLy

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    the metallic object. Such objects include vehicles, fences, metal buildings or roofs and irrigation systems that are near the line or parallel the line for some distance....

  10. Electronic circuits having NiAl and Ni.sub.3 Al substrates

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    Deevi, Seetharama C. (Midlothian, VA); Sikka, Vinod K. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An electronic circuit component having improved mechanical properties and thermal conductivity comprises NiAl and/or Ni.sub.3 Al, upon which an alumina layer is formed prior to applying the conductive elements. Additional layers of copper-aluminum alloy or copper further improve mechanical strength and thermal conductivity.

  11. nucl-ex/970400924Apr1997 Charged pions from Ni on Ni collisions

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , Poland 11 Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia 1 #12;Abstract Charged pions from Ni + Ni reactions number of participants increase with beam energy, in accordance with earlier studies of the Ar + KCl and La + La systems. The pion kinetic energy spectra have concave shape and are fitted

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

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    into Ni-Silicate by Visible, Infrared and XANES Spectroscopy and Thermogravimetry A. C. Scheinost, R. G suggest either the formation of layered double hydroxides or of layer silicates. Desorption studies polymerization of SiO causes the formation of 1:1 or 2:1 Ni silicates, where the original Ni-Al hydroxide

  13. Recycling of used Ni-MH rechargeable batteries

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    Yoshida, T.; Ono, H.; Shirai, R. [Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd., Ageo, Saitama (Japan). Corporate R and D Center

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) rechargeable battery was developed several years ago. Its higher electrochemical capacity and greater safety compared with the Ni-Cd rechargeable battery have resulted in very rapid increase in its production. The Ni-MH rechargeable battery consists of Ni, Co and rare earth metals, so that recycling is important to recover these valuable mineral resources. In this study, a basic recycling process for used Ni-MH rechargeable batteries has been developed, in which the Ni, Co and rare earth elements are recovered through a combination of mechanical processing and hydrometallurgical processing.

  14. Nickel recovery from electronic waste II Electrodeposition of Ni and Ni–Fe alloys from diluted sulfate solutions

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    Robotin, B. [Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 11 Arany Janos Street, RO-400028 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Ispas, A. [Fachgebiet Elektrochemie und Galvanotechnik II, Technische Universität Ilmenau, D-98693 Ilmenau (Germany); Coman, V. [Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 11 Arany Janos Street, RO-400028 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Bund, A. [Fachgebiet Elektrochemie und Galvanotechnik II, Technische Universität Ilmenau, D-98693 Ilmenau (Germany); Ilea, P., E-mail: pilea@chem.ubbcluj.ro [Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 11 Arany Janos Street, RO-400028 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: • Ni can be recovered from EG wastes as pure Ni or as Ni–Fe alloys. • The control of the experimental conditions gives a certain alloy composition. • Unusual deposits morphology shows different nucleation mechanisms for Ni vs Fe. • The nucleation mechanism was progressive for Ni and instantaneous for Fe and Ni–Fe. - Abstract: This study focuses on the electrodeposition of Ni and Ni–Fe alloys from synthetic solutions similar to those obtained by the dissolution of electron gun (an electrical component of cathode ray tubes) waste. The influence of various parameters (pH, electrolyte composition, Ni{sup 2+}/Fe{sup 2+} ratio, current density) on the electrodeposition process was investigated. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRFA) were used to provide information about the obtained deposits’ thickness, morphology, and elemental composition. By controlling the experimental parameters, the composition of the Ni–Fe alloys can be tailored towards specific applications. Complementarily, the differences in the nucleation mechanisms for Ni, Fe and Ni–Fe deposition from sulfate solutions have been evaluated and discussed using cyclic voltammetry and potential step chronoamperometry. The obtained results suggest a progressive nucleation mechanism for Ni, while for Fe and Ni–Fe, the obtained data points are best fitted to an instantaneous nucleation model.

  15. Exchange bias beyond the superparamagnetic blocking temperature of the antiferromagnet in a Ni-NiO nanoparticulate system

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    Roy, Aparna, E-mail: aparna.roy@ua.pt, E-mail: aparnaroy15@gmail.com; Ferreira, J. M. F. [Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering and CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); De Toro, J. A.; Muniz, P.; Riveiro, J. M. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real (Spain); Amaral, V. S. [Department of Physics and CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal)

    2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report magnetic and exchange bias studies on Ni-NiO nanoparticulate systems synthesized by a two-step process, namely, chemical reduction of a Ni salt followed by air annealing of the dried precipitate in the temperature range 400–550?°C. Size of Ni and NiO crystallites as estimated from X–ray diffraction line broadening ranges between 10.5–13.5?nm and 2.3–4?nm, respectively. The magneto-thermal plots (M-T) of these bi-magnetic samples show a well developed peak in the vicinity of 130?K. This has been identified as the superparamagnetic blocking temperature “T{sub B}” of NiO. Interestingly, all samples exhibit exchange bias even above their respective NiO blocking temperatures, right up to 300?K, the maximum temperature of measurement. This is in contrast to previous reports since exchange bias requires the antiferromagnetic NiO to have a stable direction of its moment in order to pin the ferromagnet (Ni) magnetization, whereas such stability is unlikely above T{sub B} since the NiO is superparamagnetic, its moment flipping under thermal activation. Our observation is elucidated by taking into account the core-shell morphology of the Ni-NiO nanoparticles whereby clustering of some of these nanoparticles connects their NiO shells to form extended continuous regions of NiO, which because of their large size remain blocked at T?>?T{sub B}, with thermally stable spins capable of pinning the Ni cores and giving rise to exchange bias. The investigated samples may thus be envisaged as being constituted of both isolated core-shell Ni-NiO nanoparticles as well as clustered ones, with T{sub B} denoting the blocking temperature of the NiO shell of the isolated particles.

  16. Identification of the brightest Ly\\alpha\\ emitters at z=6.6: implications for the evolution of the luminosity function in the re-ionisation era

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    Matthee, Jorryt; Santos, Sérgio; Röttgering, Huub; Darvish, Behnam; Mobasher, Bahram

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using wide field narrow-band surveys, we provide a new measurement of the $z=6.6$ Lyman-$\\alpha$ Emitter (LAE) luminosity function (LF), which constraints the bright end for the first time. We use a combination of archival narrow-band NB921 data in UDS and new NB921 measurements in SA22 and COSMOS/UltraVISTA, all observed with the Subaru telescope, with a total area of $\\sim 5$ deg$^2$. We exclude lower redshift interlopers by using broad-band optical and near-infrared photometry and also exclude three supernovae with data split over multiple epochs. We spectroscopically confirm the two most luminous Ly$\\alpha$ emitters ever found at $z=6.604$ and $6.541$ in the COSMOS field using Keck/DEIMOS and VLT/FORS2. Combining the UDS and COSMOS samples we find no evolution of the bright end of the Ly$\\alpha$ LF between $z=5.7$ and $6.6$, which is supported by spectroscopic follow-up, and conclude that \\emph{Himiko}-like sources are not as rare as previously thought, with number densities of $\\sim 1.5\\times10^{-5}$ Mpc...

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

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    Structure 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...

  18. Preparation of PtNi Nanoparticles for the Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methanol

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    Deivaraj, T.C.

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

  19. Energy absorption in Ni-Mn-Ga/ polymer composites

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    Feuchtwanger, Jorge

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  20. Carbon Nanotube Growth Using Ni Catalyst in Different Layouts

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    Nguyen, H. Q.

    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 ...

  1. ag fe ni: Topics by E-print Network

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    conduction-band states of NiO 100 thin films grown onto Ag 100 have charac- terized NiO monocrystalline thin films has shown up both onto insulating i.e., MgO, Ref. 21 Marcon,...

  2. Fabrication and temperature-dependent magnetic properties of one-dimensional multilayer Au–Ni–Au–Ni–Au nanowires

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    Ishrat, S. [School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Maaz, K. [School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Nanomaterials Research Group, Physics Division, PINSTECH, Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan); Lee, Kyu-Joon [Department of Physics, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea, Republic of); Jung, Myung-Hwa, E-mail: mhjung@sogang.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Gil-Ho, E-mail: ghkim@skku.edu [School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Multilayer Au–Ni–Au–Ni–Au nanowires with a controlled diameter of ?100 nm were synthesized by electrochemical deposition in porous alumina templates. The length of each Ni-segment was controlled up to ?230 nm, while the length of the Au segment sandwiched between two Ni segments was ?180 nm. X-ray diffraction patterns and energy-dispersive X-ray spectra confirmed the formation of purely crystalline nanowires. The magnetic properties of the multilayer Au–Ni–Au–Ni–Au nanowires were investigated in the temperature range 2–300 K. Room-temperature magnetic hysteresis confirmed the ferromagnetic nature of the nanowires. The plot of coercivity as a function of temperature (from 2 to 300 K) followed law applicable for ferromagnetic nanostructures. The magnetization tended to increase as the temperature decreased, following the modified Bloch's law similar to ferromagnetic nanoparticles. - Graphical abstract: (a) SEM image of Au–Ni–Au–Ni–Au nanowire with 230 nm Ni segment length and 180 nm Au sandwiched between Ni segments (b) Kneller's law (c) Bloch's law Display Omitted - Highlights: • Electrochemical fabrication of Au–Ni–Au–Ni–Au nanowires in alumina templates. • Formation of beadlike structure of Ni segments. • Coercivity versus T follows Kneller's law for ferromagnetic materials. • Magnetization as a function of temperature follows the modified Bloch's law.

  3. High Temperature coatings based on {beta}-NiAI

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    Severs, Kevin

    2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. Three-Dimensional EBSD Analysis of YSZ, NiO-YSZ and Ni-Alloy

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    Saraf, Laxmikant V.

    2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, a method is discussed to perform successive milling on yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), NiO-YSZ and Ni-alloy at the intervals of 85 nm 50 nm and 100 nm, respectively using a focused ion beam (FIB) followed by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis on each slice. The EBSD data is then reconstructed to generate 3D volume. The 3D-EBSD band quality data is superimposed on inverse pole figure (IPF) grain orientation analysis to get a correlation with quality of band indexing. For the NiO-YSZ case, grain orientations and band quality factors were matched for grains {approx}250 nm diameters producing a high resolution 3D-EBSD data. For this case, a pore space in 3D volume was visible due to nanocrystalline NiO-YSZ grain network. The advantages of 3D EBSD are discussed in the context of its applications to SOFC research community.

  5. Magnetic Properties of Monodisperse NiHx Nanoparticles and Comparison to Those of Monodisperse Ni Nanoparticles

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    Kim, Bongsoo

    for hydrogen storage for both fuel cells and electrodes in batteries.3-7 As a solid, NiHx has an advantage over Yongmin Chang Department of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National Uni

  6. Probing primordial non-Gaussianity: the 3D Bispectrum of Ly-? forest and the redshifted 21-cm signal from the post reionization epoch

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    Sarkar, Tapomoy Guha [Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan (India); Hazra, Dhiraj Kumar, E-mail: tapomoy@bits-pilani.ac.in, E-mail: dhiraj@apctp.org [Harish-Chandra Research Institute Chhatnag Road, Jhunsi, Allahabad 211019 (India)

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore possibility of using the three dimensional bispectra of the Ly-? forest and the redshifted 21-cm signal from the post-reionization epoch to constrain primordial non-Gaussianity. Both these fields map out the large scale distribution of neutral hydrogen and maybe treated as tracers of the underlying dark matter field. We first present the general formalism for the auto and cross bispectrum of two arbitrary three dimensional biased tracers and then apply it to the specific case. We have modeled the 3D Ly-? transmitted flux field as a continuous tracer sampled along 1D skewers which corresponds to quasars sight lines. For the post reionization 21-cm signal we have used a linear bias model. We use a Fisher matrix analysis to present the first prediction for bounds on f{sub NL} and the other bias parameters using the three dimensional 21-cm bispectrum and other cross bispectra. The bounds on f{sub NL} depend on the survey volume, and the various observational noises. We have considered a BOSS like Ly-? survey where the average number density of quasars n-bar = 10{sup ?3}Mpc{sup ?2} and the spectra are measured at a 2-? level. For the 21-cm signal we have considered a 4000 hrs observation with a futuristic SKA like radio array. We find that bounds on f{sub NL} obtained in our analysis (6 ? ?f{sub NL} ? 65) is competitive with CMBR and galaxy surveys and may prove to be an important alternative approach towards constraining primordial physics using future data sets. Further, we have presented a hierarchy of power of the bispectrum-estimators towards detecting the f{sub NL}. Given the quality of the data sets, one may use this method to optimally choose the right estimator and thereby provide better constraints on f{sub NL}. We also find that by combining the various cross-bispectrum estimators it is possible to constrain f{sub NL} at a level ?f{sub NL} ? 4.7. For the equilateral and orthogonal template we obtain ?f{sub NL}{sup equ} ? 17 and ?f{sub NL}{sup orth} ? 13 respectively for the combined estimator. This shall be important in the quest towards understanding the mechanism behind the generation of primordial perturbations.

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

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    Warren, O.L.

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Pandey, Ravi

    Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, ATTN: AMSRD-ARL-WM, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 Abstract The nature of chemical bonding and its effect on spin-polarized electron transport in Ni­C60­Ni couple with metallic electrodes (e. g. Ni and Au), a key requirement for the Kondo effect

  9. Influence of Ni on Martensitic Phase Transformations in NiTi Shape Memory Alloys

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    Frenzel, J. [Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany; George, Easo P [ORNL; Dlouhy, A. [Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno, Czech Republic; Somsen, Ch. [Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany; Wagner, M. F.-X [Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany; Eggeler, G. [Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High-precision data on phase transformation temperatures in NiTi, including numerical expressions for the effect of Ni on M{sub S}, M{sub F}, A{sub S}, A{sub F} and T{sub 0}, are obtained, and the reasons for the large experimental scatter observed in previous studies are discussed. Clear experimental evidence is provided confirming the predictions of Tang et al. 1999 regarding deviations from a linear relation between the thermodynamic equilibrium temperature and Ni concentration. In addition to affecting the phase transition temperatures, increasing Ni contents are found to decrease the width of thermal hysteresis and the heat of transformation. These findings are rationalized on the basis of the crystallographic data of Prokoshkin et al. 2004 and the theory of Ball and James. The results show that it is important to document carefully the details of the arc-melting procedure used to make shape memory alloys and that, if the effects of processing are properly accounted for, precise values for the Ni concentration of the NiTi matrix can be obtained.

  10. Properties of electroless Ni-W-P amorphous alloys

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    Zhang Bangwei [Academia Sinica, Shenyang (China). International Centre of Materials Physics] [Academia Sinica, Shenyang (China). International Centre of Materials Physics; [Hunan Univ., Changsha (China). Dept. of Applied Physics; Hu Wangyu; Zhang Qinglong; Qu Xuanyuan [Hunan Univ., Changsha (China). Dept. of Applied Physics] [Hunan Univ., Changsha (China). Dept. of Applied Physics

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes work performed to determine some of the properties of the electroless Ni-W-P amorphous deposits. Phosphorus contents were varied up to 32 at.%, and the amorphous structure was found to be present at phosphorus contents above 5 at.%. Irrespective of P content, all the deposits exhibits excellent adhesion to metallic substrates. The addition of even small amounts of W provided greatly increased hardness compared with the plain Ni-P deposits. The wettability properties of the Ni-W-P deposits were found to be comparable to those of Ni-P and N-B-P deposits but inferior to those of Ni-B deposits.

  11. Microstructure of electrodeposited Cu-Ni binary alloy films

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    Mizushima, Io; Chikazawa, Masatoshi; Watanabe, Tohru [Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Industrial Chemistry

    1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The codeposition of Cu and Ni in the electrodeposition method without a complexing agent is difficult, since the standard electrode potentials of Cu and Ni differ by approximately 600 mV. In this study, the electrodeposited Cu-Ni alloy films with various compositions were obtained using glycine as the complexing agent. Consequently, composition of the deposited Cu-Ni alloy films can be controlled by bath composition and pH, and the crystallographic structure of all the deposited Cu-Ni alloy films consists of a single solid solution and is not influenced by pH.

  12. In Situ XAS of Ni-W Hydrocracking Catalysts

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    Yang, N. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Mickelson, G. E.; Greenlay, N.; Bare, Simon R. [UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (United States); Kelly, S. D. [EXAFS Analysis, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (United States)

    2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Ni-W based catalysts are very attractive in hydrotreating of heavy oil due to their high hydrogenation activity. In the present research, two catalyst samples, prepared by different methods, that exhibit significant differences in activity were sulfided in situ, and the local structure of the Ni and W were studied using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). The Ni XANES spectra were analyzed using a linear component fitting, and the EXAFS spectra of the WS2 platelets in the sulfided catalysts were modeled. The Ni and W are fully sulfided in the higher activity sample, and there are both unsulfided Ni ({approx}25%) and W (<10%) in the lower activity sample.

  13. In situ NiTi/Nb(Ti) composite

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    Jiang, Daqiang, E-mail: dq80jiang@126.com; Cui, Lishan; Jiang, Jiang; Zheng, Yanjun

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • In situ NiTi/Nb(Ti) composites were fabricated. • The transformation temperature was affected by the mixing Ti:Ni atomic ratios. • The NiTi component became micron-scale lamella after forging and rolling. • The composite exhibited high strength and high damping capacity. - Abstract: This paper reports on the creation of a series of in situ NiTi/Nb(Ti) composites with controllable transformation temperatures based on the pseudo-binary hypereutectic transformation of NiTi–Nb system. The composite constituent morphology was controlled by forging and rolling. It is found that the thickness of the NiTi lamella in the composite reached micron level after the hot-forging and cold-rolling. The NiTi/Nb(Ti) composite exhibited high damping capacity as well as high yield strength.

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

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

    2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Schick, Justin Ryan

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    TRANSFORMATION INDUCED FATIGUE OF NI-RICH NITI SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ACTUATORS A Thesis by JUSTIN RYAN SCHICK Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2009 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering TRANSFORMATION INDUCED FATIGUE OF NI-RICH NITI SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ACTUATORS A Thesis by JUSTIN RYAN SCHICK Submitted to the O ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful llment...

  17. Engineering the Martensitic Transformation Hysteresis of Ni-Rich NiTi Alloys 

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    Franco, Brian Eelan

    2014-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Ti is an intermetallic compound that forms in the Ni-Ti system when the Ni content is between 49-57% (at%) [21]. Its structure can take three distinct forms depending on the temperature; the CsCl B2 structure, the trigonal R phase, and the 9 monoclinic B19....2.1. Thermodynamic aspects of the martensitic transformation The martensitic transformation occurs via nucleation and growth of martensite inside of the austenite matrix. The condition for nucleation of martensite is described by: = 0...

  18. Proton inelastic scattering on {sup 56}Ni in inverse kinematics

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    Kraus, G.; Egelhof, P.; Fischer, C.; Geissel, H.; Himmler, A.; Nickel, F.; Muenzenberg, G.; Schwab, W.; Weiss, A. [GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Chulkov, L.; Golovkov, M.; Ogloblin, A. [I.V. Kurchatov Inst., Moscow (Russian Federation); Friese, J.; Gillitzer, A.; Koerner, H.J.; Peter, M. [TU, Munich (Germany); Henning, W.; Schiffer, J.P. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Kratz, J.V. [Univ. of Mainz (Germany)

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inelastic proton scattering to the first excited 2{sup +} state at 2.701 MeV in doubly magic {sup 56}Ni was studied at 101 MeV/u in inverse kinematics. The radioactive {sup 56}Ni ion beam was obtained from the SIS heavy ion synchrotron at GSI Darmstadt via fragmentation of a {sup 58}Ni beam, and separation by the fragment separator (FRS). A value B(E2, 0{sup +} {yields} 2{sup +}) = 600 {+-} 120 e{sup 2} fm{sup 4} was obtained which corresponds to a deformation parameter {beta} ({sup 56}Ni) = 0.173 {+-} 0.017.

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

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    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

    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.

  20. 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...

  1. Wide magnetic field range of Ni-P/PZT/Ni-P cylindrical layered magnetoelectric composites

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    magnetoelectric (ME) composites were prepared by electroless deposition. The Ni-P layer has an amorphous with epoxy,5 electrodeposition,6,7 and electroless deposition.8,9 The objective and the develop- ment trend films with good interfacial bonding.12 Nickel is a kind of conventional magnetic material suitable

  2. Epitaxial growth of NiTiO3 with a distorted ilmenite structure...

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    growth of NiTiO3 with a distorted ilmenite structure. Epitaxial growth of NiTiO3 with a distorted ilmenite structure. Abstract: MTiO3 (M Fe, Mn, Ni) compounds have received...

  3. ag ni zn-addition: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: Recent research shows that the resistance switching characteristics of NiO thin film, in combinations conversion into NiSi using Ni-AMD, and discuss the chemistry of...

  4. Ni(II) Salts and 2-Propanol Effect Catalytic Reductive Coupling of Epoxides and Alkynes

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    Beaver, Matthew G.

    A Ni-catalyzed reductive coupling of alkynes and epoxides using Ni(II) salts and simple alcohol reducing agents is described. Whereas previously reported conditions relied on Ni(cod)2 and Et3B, this system has several ...

  5. Morphology and composition of Ni-Co electrodeposited powders

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    Maksimovic, V.M., E-mail: vesnam@vinca.rs [Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 'Vinca', University of Belgrade, 11001 Belgrade, P. O. Box 522 (Serbia); Lacnjevac, U.C. [Institute for Multidisciplinary research, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 33, 11030 Belgrade (Serbia); Stoiljkovic, M.M. [Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 'Vinca', University of Belgrade, 11001 Belgrade, P. O. Box 522 (Serbia); Pavlovic, M.G. [Institute of Electrochemistry, ICTM, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Njegoseva 12 (Serbia); Jovic, V.D. [Institute for Multidisciplinary research, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 33, 11030 Belgrade (Serbia)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The morphology, phase and chemical composition of Ni-Co alloy powders electrodeposited from an ammonium sulfate-boric acid containing electrolyte with different ratio of Ni/Co ions were investigated. The ratios of Ni/Co ions were 1/1, 1/2 and 1/3. The morphology, chemical composition and phase composition of the electrodeposited alloy powders were investigated using AES, SEM, EDS and XRD analysis. Composition of the electrolyte, i.e. the ratio of Ni/Co concentrations was found to influence both, the alloy phase composition and the morphology of Ni-Co alloy powders. At the highest ratio of Ni/Co = 1/1 concentrations typical 2D fern-like dendritic particles were obtained. With a decrease of Ni/Co ions ratio among 2D fern-like dendrites, 3D dendrites and different agglomerates were obtained. X-ray diffraction studies showed that the alloy powders mainly consisted of the face-centered cubic {alpha}-nickel phase and hexagonal close-packed {epsilon}-cobalt phase and minor proportions of face-centered cubic {alpha}-cobalt phase. The occurrence of the latter phase was observed only in the alloy powder with the higher cobalt concentration in electrolyte. The electrodeposition of Ni-Co powders occurred in an anomalous manner. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ni-Co alloys powders were successfully electrodeposited. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Composition of the electrolyte (Ni/Co ions ratio) was found to influence on morphology of powders. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The electrodeposition of Ni-Co powders occurred in an anomalous manner.

  6. A newly discovered DLA and associated Ly-alpha emission in the spectra of the gravitationally lensed quasar UM 673A,B

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    Cooke, Ryan; Steidel, Charles C; King, Lindsay J; Rudie, Gwen C; Rakic, Olivera

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The sightline to the brighter member of the gravitationally lensed quasar pair UM 673A,B intersects a damped Lyman-alpha system (DLA) at z = 1.62650 which, because of its low redshift, has not been recognised before. Our high quality echelle spectra of the pair, obtained with HIRES on the Keck I telescope, show a drop in neutral hydrogen column density N(H I) by a factor of at least 400 between UM 673A and B, indicating that the DLA's extent in this direction is much less than the 2.7 kpc separation between the two sightlines at z = 1.62650. By reassessing this new case together with published data on other QSO pairs, we conclude that the typical size (radius) of DLAs at these redshifts is R ~ (5 +/- 3) kpc, smaller than previously realised. Highly ionized gas associated with the DLA is more extended, as we find only small differences in the C IV absorption profiles between the two sightlines. Coincident with UM 673B, we detect a weak and narrow Ly-alpha emission line which we attribute to star formation acti...

  7. QCRI, Qatar Foundation, Doha, QA amoschitti@qf.org.qa

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    Moschitti, Alessandro

    energy IN in NP DT this NN form ROOT SBARQ WHADVP WRB When S VP VBN hit PP IN by NP NNS electrons , , NP DT a NN phosphor VP VBZ gives PRP RP off NP NP JJ electromagnetic NN energy PP IN in NP DT this NN form PAS A0 electrons predicate hit AM When PAS A0 a phosphor predicate give off A1 energy AM

  8. Microscale Investigations of Ni Uptake by Cement Using a

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    Microscale Investigations of Ni Uptake by Cement Using a Combination of Scanning Electron Laboratory, IMX, Ecole Polytechnique Fe´de´ral de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland Cement is used-level radioactive waste. In this study, Ni uptake by hardened cement paste has been investigated with the aim

  9. Lanthanide Al-Ni base Ericsson cycle magnetic refrigerants

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

    1995-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Project No. 02 103 Innovative Low Cost Approaches to Automating QA/QC of Fuel Particle Production Using On Line Nondestructive Methods for Higher Reliability Final Project Report

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    Ahmed, Salahuddin; Batishko, Charles R.; Flake, Matthew; Good, Morris S.; Mathews, Royce; Morra, Marino; Panetta, Paul D.; Pardini, Allan F.; Sandness, Gerald A.; Tucker, Brian J.; Weier, Dennis R.; Hockey, Ronald L.; Gray, Joseph N.; Saurwein, John J.; Bond, Leonard J.; Lowden, Richard A.; Miller, James H.

    2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) project was tasked with exploring, adapting, developing and demonstrating innovative nondestructive test methods to automate nuclear coated particle fuel inspection so as to provide the United States (US) with necessary improved and economical Quality Assurance and Control (QA/QC) that is needed for the fuels for several reactor concepts being proposed for both near term deployment [DOE NE & NERAC, 2001] and Generation IV nuclear systems. Replacing present day QA/QC methods, done manually and in many cases destructively, with higher speed automated nondestructive methods will make fuel production for advanced reactors economically feasible. For successful deployment of next generation reactors that employ particle fuels, or fuels in the form of pebbles based on particles, extremely large numbers of fuel particles will require inspection at throughput rates that do not significantly impact the proposed manufacturing processes. The focus of the project is nondestructive examination (NDE) technologies that can be automated for production speeds and make either: (I) On Process Measurements or (II) In Line Measurements. The inspection technologies selected will enable particle “quality” qualification as a particle or group of particles passes a sensor. A multiple attribute dependent signature will be measured and used for qualification or process control decisions. A primary task for achieving this objective is to establish standard signatures for both good/acceptable particles and the most problematic types of defects using several nondestructive methods.

  11. Hydrides of CeNi/sub 5/, MmNi/sub 5/, Ca/sub 0/ /sub 2/(Ce/sub 0/ /sub 65/Mm/sub 0/ /sub 35/)/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/, Ca/sub 0/ /sub 2/Ce/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/, Ca/sub 0/ /sub 2/Mm/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/, and mixed CeNi/sub 5//MmNi/sub 5/

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    Lakner, J.F.; Chow, T.S.

    1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Six intermetallic alloys (CeNi/sub 5/, MmNi/sub 5/, Ca/sub 0/ /sub 2/(Ce/sub 0/ /sub 65/Mm/sub 0/ /sub 35/)/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/, Ca/sub 0/ /sub 2/Ce/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/, Ca/sub 0/ /sub 2/Mm/sub 0/ /sub 8/Ni/sub 5/, and a mixed alloy, CeNi/sub 5//MmNi/sub 5/) were investigated with respect to their suitability to provide high hydrogen capacity and their potential for use in providing substantial hydrogen pressure at both low and high temperatures. A second phase of our investigation dealt with ball-milling and hydriding and dehydriding cycles to produce fine particles for use in hydride powder transfer studies. A summary of several Van't Hoff plots is also included for hydride-forming alloys.

  12. Microsoft Word - qa_aoss

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    Structure 3 2.2 Roles and Responsibilities 3 2.2.1 Technical MonitorSenior Management 3 2.2.2 AOSS Task Leader 3 2.2.3 Quality Assurance Team 4 2.2.4 Technical Staff...

  13. Preparation of Ni-Sn alloys by an electroless-deposition method

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    Shimauchi, Hidenori; Ozawa, Susumu; Tamura, Keiu; Osaka, Tetsuya (Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Applied Chemistry)

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ni-Sn alloy is expected for as a functional material, because of its excellent corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and solderability. Electroless-deposited Ni-Sn alloy films were investigated to increase tin content in the deposit. The maximum tin contents of electroless Ni-Sn-P and Ni-Sn-B were ca. 30 atom percent (a/o) and 42 a/o, respectively. The maximum tin contents in the case of Ni-Sn-B was nearly equal to that of electrodeposited Ni-Sn alloy already reported. The crystallinity of Ni-Sn-P and Ni-Sn-B alloys was raised up with an increase in tin content. The corrosion resistance of Ni-Sn-P and Ni-Sn-B alloys was between that of amorphous and crystalline electroless-deposited Ni-P. Codeposition of tin into Ni-P films improved solderability, but into the Ni-B films, the solderability of Ni-Sn-B films situated in the region between those of Ni-P and NiB, because the solderability of NiB is higher.

  14. The first principle study of Ni{sub 2}ScGa and Ni{sub 2}TiGa

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    Özduran, Mustafa [Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Fizik Bölümü, K?r?ehir (Turkey); Turgut, Kemal [Yüksek Lisans Ö?rencisi, K?r?ehir (Turkey); Arikan, Nihat [Ahi Evran Üniversitesi E?itim Fakültesi ?lkö?retim Bölümü, K?r?ehir (Turkey); ?yigör, Ahmet; Candan, Abdullah [Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Merkezi Ara?t?rma Laboratuvar?, K?r?ehir (Turkey)

    2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We computed the electronic structure, elastic moduli, vibrational properties, and Ni{sub 2}TiGa and Ni{sub 2}ScGa alloys in the cubic L2{sub 1} structure. The obtained equilibrium lattice constants of these alloys are in good agreement with available data. In cubic systems, there are three independent elastic constants, namely C{sub 11}, C{sub 12} and C{sub 44}. We calculated elastic constants in L2{sub 1} structure for Ni{sub 2}TiGa and Ni{sub 2}ScGa using the energy-strain method. The electronic band structure, total and partial density of states for these alloys were investigated within density functional theory using the plane-wave pseudopotential method implemented in Quantum-Espresso program package. From band structure, total and projected density of states, we observed metallic characters of these compounds. The electronic calculation indicate that the predominant contributions of the density of states at Fermi level come from the Ni 3d states and Sc 3d states for Ni{sub 2}TiGa, Ni 3d states and Sc 3d states for Ni{sub 2}ScGa. The computed density of states at Fermi energy are 2.22 states/eV Cell for Ni{sub 2}TiGa, 0.76 states/eV Cell for Ni{sub 2}ScGa. The vibrational properties were obtained using a linear response in the framework at the density functional perturbation theory. For the alloys, the results show that the L2{sub 1} phase is unstable since the phonon calculations have imagine modes.

  15. Ni/metal hydride secondary element

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    Bauerlein, Peter

    2005-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A Ni/metal hydride secondary element having a positive nickel hydroxide electrode, a negative electrode having a hydrogen storage alloy, and an alkaline electrolyte, the positive electrode, provided with a three-dimensional metallic conductive structure, also contains an aluminum compound which is soluble in the electrolyte, in addition to nickel hydroxide and cobalt oxide. The aluminum compound is aluminum hydroxide and/or aluminum oxide, and the mass of the aluminum compound which is present in the positive bulk material mixture is 0.1 to 2% by weight relative to the mass of the nickel hydroxide which is present. In combination with aluminum hydroxide or aluminum oxide, the positive electrode further contains lanthanoid oxidic compounds Y.sub.2 O.sub.3, La.sub.2 O.sub.3 and Ca(OH).sub.2, as well as mixtures of these compounds.

  16. Reaction synthesis of Ni-Al based particle composite coatings

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    SUSAN,DONALD F.; MISIOLEK,WOICECK Z.; MARDER,ARNOLD R.

    2000-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrodeposited metal matrix/metal particle composite (EMMC) coatings were produced with a nickel matrix and aluminum particles. By optimizing the process parameters, coatings were deposited with 20 volume percent aluminum particles. Coating morphology and composition were characterized using light optical microscopy (LOM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). Differential thermal analysis (DTA) was employed to study reactive phase formation. The effect of heat treatment on coating phase formation was studied in the temperature range 415 to 1,000 C. Long-time exposure at low temperature results in the formation of several intermetallic phases at the Ni matrix/Al particle interfaces and concentrically around the original Al particles. Upon heating to the 500--600 C range, the aluminum particles react with the nickel matrix to form NiAl islands within the Ni matrix. When exposed to higher temperatures (600--1,000 C), diffusional reaction between NiAl and nickel produces ({gamma})Ni{sub 3}Al. The final equilibrium microstructure consists of blocks of ({gamma}{prime})Ni{sub 3}Al in a {gamma}(Ni) solid solution matrix, with small pores also present. Pore formation is explained based on local density changes during intermetallic phase formation and microstructural development is discussed with reference to reaction synthesis of bulk nickel aluminides.

  17. Microstructural Investigations On Ni-Ta-Al Ternary Alloys

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    Negache, M. [Laboratoire de Science et Genie des Materiaux Universite of Sciences and Technologies Houari, Boumediene, FGMGP, BP32 El Alia Bab Ezzouar 16111 Algiers (Algeria); Department of Metallurgy, Nuclear Research Center of Algiers, BP 43 Sebala/Draria (Algeria); Taibi, K.; Lounis, Z. [Laboratoire de Science et Genie des Materiaux Universite of Sciences and Technologies Houari, Boumediene, FGMGP, BP32 El Alia Bab Ezzouar 16111 Algiers (Algeria); Souami, N. [Departement of Spetroscopie, Nuclear Research Center of Algiers, 2Bd Frantz Fanon BP399 Algiers (Algeria)

    2010-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Ni-Al-Ta ternary alloys in the Ni-rich part present complex microstructures. They are composed of multiple phases that are formed according to the nominal composition of the alloy, primary Ni(gamma), Ni{sub 3}Al(gamma'), Ni{sub 6}AlTa(tau{sub 3}), Ni{sub 3}Ta(delta) or in equilibrium: two solid phases (gamma'-tau{sub 3}), (tau{sub 3}-delta), (tau{sub 3}-gamma), (gamma-delta) or three solid phases (gamma'-tau{sub 3}-delta). The nature and the volume fraction of these phases give these alloys very interesting properties at high temperature, and this makes them attractive for specific applications. We have developed a series of ternary alloys in electric arc furnace, determining their solidification sequences using Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), characterized by SEM-EDS, X-ray diffraction and by a microhardness tests. The follow-up results made it possible to make a correlation between the nature of the formed phases and their solidifying way into the Ni{sub 75}Al{sub x}Ta{sub y} (x+y = 25at.%) system, which are varied and complex. In addition to the solid solution Ni (gamma), the formed intermetallics compounds (gamma', tau{sub 3} and delta) has been identified and correlated with a complex balance between phases.We noticed that the hardness increases with the tantalum which has a hardening effect and though the compound Ni{sub 3}Ta(delta) is the hardest. The below results provide a better understanding of the complex microstructure of these alloys.

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

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

    2012-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Nondestructive evaluation of Ni-Ti shape memory alloy

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    Meir, S.; Gordon, S.; Karsh, M.; Ayers, R.; Olson, D. L. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States); Wiezman, A. [Netania (Israel)

    2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The nondestructive evaluation of nickel titanium (Ni-Ti) alloys for applications such as heat treatment for biomaterials applications (dental) and welding was investigated. Ni-Ti alloys and its ternary alloys are valued for mechanical properties in addition to the shape memory effect. Two analytical approaches were perused in this work. Assessment of the microstructure of the alloy that determines the martensitic start temperature (Ms) of Ni-Ti alloy as a function of heat treatment, and secondly, an attempt to evaluate a Friction Stir Welding, which involves thermo-mechanical processing of the alloy.

  20. Minority anion substitution by Ni in ZnO

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    Pereira, Lino Miguel da Costa; Correia, João Guilherme; Amorim, Lígia Marina; Silva, Daniel José; David-Bosne, Eric; Decoster, Stefan; da Silva, Manuel Ribeiro; Temst, Kristiaan; Vantomme, André

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the lattice location of implanted Ni in ZnO using the $\\beta$? emission channeling technique. In addition to the majority substituting for the cation (Zn), a significant fraction of the Ni atoms occupy anion (O) sites. Since Ni is chemically more similar to Zn than it is to O, the observed O substitution is rather puzzling. We discuss these findings with respect to the general understanding of lattice location of dopants in compound semiconductors. In particular, we discuss potential implications on the magnetic behavior of transition metal doped dilute magnetic semiconductors.

  1. Excess Ni-doping induced enhanced room temperature magneto-functionality in Ni-Mn-Sn based shape memory alloy

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    Pramanick, S.; Giri, S.; Majumdar, S., E-mail: sspsm2@iacs.res.in [Department of Solid State Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2A and B Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032 (India); Chatterjee, S. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata Centre, Sector III, LB-8, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 098 (India)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Present work reports on the observation of large magnetoresistance (??30% at 80 kOe) and magnetocaloric effect (?12?J·kg{sup ?1}·K{sup ?1} for 0–50 kOe) near room temperature (?290?K) on the Ni-excess ferromagnetic shape memory alloy Ni{sub 2.04}Mn{sub 1.4}Sn{sub 0.56}. The sample can be thought of being derived from the parent Ni{sub 2}Mn{sub 1.4}Sn{sub 0.6} alloy, where excess Ni was doped at the expense of Sn. Such Ni doping enhances the martensitic transition temperature and for the Ni{sub 2.04}Mn{sub 1.4}Sn{sub 0.56} it is found to be optimum (288?K). The doped alloy shows enhanced magneto-functional properties as well as reduced saturation magnetization as compared to the undoped counterpart at low temperature. A probable increment of antiferromagnetic correlation between Mn-atoms on Ni substitution can be accounted for the enhanced magneto-functional properties as well as reduction in saturation moment.

  2. Application of cluster-plus-glue-atom model to barrierless Cu–Ni–Ti and Cu–Ni–Ta films

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    Li, Xiaona, E-mail: lixiaona@dlut.edu.cn; Ding, Jianxin; Wang, Miao; Dong, Chuang [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Dalian University of Technology), Ministry of Education, Dalian 116024 (China); Chu, Jinn P. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan (China)

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To improve the thermal stability of copper and avoid its diffusion into surrounding dielectrics or interfacial reactions with them, the authors applied the cluster-plus-glue-atom model to investigate barrierless Cu–Ni–M (M?=?Ti or Ta) seed layers. The dissolution of the third element (Ti or Ta) in the Cu lattice with the aid of Ni significantly improved the thermal stability of the Cu seed layer. The appropriate M/Ni (M?=?Ti or Ta) ratio was selected to obtain a low resistivity: the resistivity was as low as 2.5??? cm for the (Ti{sub 1.5/13.5}Ni{sub 12/13.5}){sub 0.3}Cu{sub 99.7} film and 2.8??? cm for the (Ta{sub 1.1/13.1}Ni{sub 12/13.1}){sub 0.4}Cu{sub 99.6} film after annealing at 500?°C for 1?h. After annealing at 500?°C for 40?h, the two films remained stable without forming a Cu{sub 3}Si compound. The authors confirmed that the range of applications of the cluster-plus-glue-atom model could be extended. Therefore, a third element M with negative enthalpies of mixing with both Cu and Ni could be selected, under the premise that the mixing enthalpy of M–Ni is more negative than that of M–Cu.

  3. Comparison of S, Pt, and Hf adsorption on NiAl(110) Karin M. Carling a

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    Carter, Emily A.

    Gunaydin b , Tracy A. Mitchell b , Emily A. Carter a,b,* a Department of Mechanical and Aerospace. Keywords: NiAl alloy; (110) surface; Adsorption; Hf; Pt; S; DFT 1. Introduction NiAl alloys alloys either contain primarily Ni, with Cr, Al, and Y do- pants [6­8], or are based on NiAlPt alloys [9

  4. TiNi shape memory alloy thin films for microactuator application

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    Fu, Yongqing

    TiNi films were prepared by co-sputtering TiNi target and a separate Ti target. Crystalline structure and phase transformation behaviors of TiNi films were investigated. Results showed that TiNi films had fine grain size ...

  5. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in ion beam sputtered Co/Ni multilayers

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    Rasin, Boris

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Co/Ni multilayers display perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and have applications in magnetic devices that could lead to a large increase in the density of magnetic storage. Co/Ni 10-(2 Å Co/ 8Å Ni) and 10-(2 Å Co/ 4 Å Ni) ...

  6. 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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    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

    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), UV–vis–NIR 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 N–Ni interaction as well as the proposition of electron transfer mechanisms from SWCNTs to NO via the Ni medium.

  7. $^{64}$Ni+$^{64}$Ni fusion reaction calculated with the density-constrained time-dependent Hartree-Fock formalism

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    A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

    2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Transverse acoustic actuation of Ni-Mn-Ga single crystals

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    Simon, Jesse Matthew

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. ...

  9. Focus Article El Ni ~no and our future climate

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    Wittenberg, Andrew

    Focus Article El Ni ~no and our future climate: where do we stand? Gabriel A. Vecchi and Andrew T activity, including a decrease in Atlantic hurricane activity6 and an eastward shift of western Pacific

  10. Grain boundary relaxation strengthening of nanocrystalline Ni–W alloys

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    Rupert, Timothy J.

    The hardening effect caused by the relaxation of nonequilibrium grain boundary structure has been explored in nanocrystalline Ni–W alloys. First, the kinetics of relaxation hardening are studied, showing that higher annealing ...

  11. Mechanical Behavior of Cryomilled Ni Superalloy by Spark Plasma Sintering

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ni Superalloy by Spark Plasma Sintering Z. ZHANG, B.Q. HAN,cryomilling and spark plasma sintering (SPS) was studied.prepared by the spark plasma sintering (SPS) technique. To

  12. TiNi-based thin films for MEMS applications

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    Fu, Yongqing

    In this paper, some critical issues and problems in the development of TiNi thin films were discussed, including preparation and characterization considerations, residual stress and adhesion, frequency improvement, fatigue ...

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

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    H. Nassar; M. Paul; I. Ahmad; D. Berkovits; M. Bettan; P. Collon; S. Dababneh; S. Ghelberg; J. P. Greene; A. Heger; M. Heil; D. J. Henderson; C. L. Jiang; F. Kaeppeler; H. Koivisto; S. O'Brien; R. C. Pardo; N. Patronis; T. Pennington; R. Plag; K. E. Rehm; R. Reifarth; R. Scott; S. Sinha; X. Tang; R. Vondrasek

    2005-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  14. Electrodeposition of amorphous matrix Ni-W/Wp̳ composites

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    Jenket, Donald R. (Donald Robert)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  15. Double dumbbell shaped AgNi alloy by pulsed electrodeposition

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    Dhanapal, K.; Vasumathi, M.; Santhi, Kalavathy [Materials Science Centre, Department of Nuclear Physics, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600 025 (India); Narayanan, V., E-mail: stephen-arum@hotmail.com; Stephen, A., E-mail: stephen-arum@hotmail.com [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025 (India)

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Silver-Nickel is the well-known thermally immiscible system that makes them quite complex for the formation of alloy. This kind of alloy can be attained from electrodeposition method. In the present work, AgNi alloy was synthesized by pulsed electrodeposition in a single bath two electrode system with the use of anodic alumina membrane. The prepared AgNi alloy and pure Ag were characterized with X-ray Diffraction (XRD) for structural confirmation, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) for morphological, and magnetic properties by Vibrating Sample Magnetometer, respectively. The X-ray Diffraction study shows the formation of cubic structure for pure Ag. SEM analysis reveals the double dumbbell morphology for AgNi alloy and spherically agglomeration for pure silver. Hysteresis behaviour from VSM measurement indicates that the AgNi alloy have good ferro-magnetic properties.

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    memory alloy Elastic modulus Wrinkling Thermoelastic strain in a polycrystalline Fe-Pd thin film 213 (X?1.5) Alloys 1 CiteSeer Summary: A series Ni41-xMn50Sn9+x of Heusler...

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    memory alloy Elastic modulus Wrinkling Thermoelastic strain in a polycrystalline Fe-Pd thin film 22 Magnetic and Structural Properties of Ni-Mn-Ga Films Produced Via Physical...

  18. Anomalous magnetic behavior in nanocomposite materials of reduced graphene oxide-Ni/NiFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}

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    Kollu, Pratap, E-mail: pk419@cam.ac.uk, E-mail: anirmalagrace@vit.ac.in, E-mail: dhirenb@iitb.ac.in [DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076 (India); Prathapani, Sateesh; Varaprasadarao, Eswara K.; Mallick, Sudhanshu; Bahadur, D., E-mail: pk419@cam.ac.uk, E-mail: anirmalagrace@vit.ac.in, E-mail: dhirenb@iitb.ac.in [Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076 (India); Santosh, Chella; Grace, Andrews Nirmala, E-mail: pk419@cam.ac.uk, E-mail: anirmalagrace@vit.ac.in, E-mail: dhirenb@iitb.ac.in [Centre for Nanotechnology Research, VIT University, Vellore 632014 (India)

    2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic Reduced Graphene Oxide-Nickel/NiFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (RGO-Ni/NF) nanocomposite has been synthesized by one pot solvothermal method. Respective phase formations and their purities in the composite are confirmed by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope and X Ray Diffraction, respectively. For the RGO-Ni/NF composite material finite-size effects lead to the anomalous magnetic behavior, which is corroborated in temperature and field dependent magnetization curves. Here, we are reporting the behavior of higher magnetization values for Zero Field Cooled condition to that of Field Cooled for the RGO-Ni/NF nanocomposite. Also, the observed negative and positive moments in Hysteresis loops at relatively smaller applied fields (100?Oe and 200?Oe) are explained on the basis of surface spin disorder.

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

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    Kockar, Benat

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. A METAL-STRONG AND DUST-RICH DAMPED Ly{alpha} ABSORPTION SYSTEM TOWARD THE QUASAR SDSS J115705.52+615521.7

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    Wang Jianguo [National Astronomical Observatories/Yunnan Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 110, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China); Zhou Hongyan; Jiang Peng; Lu Honglin; Wang Huiyuan; Wang Tinggui [Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology, Department for Astronomy, University of Sciences and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Ge Jian; Hamann, Fred [Astronomy Department, University of Florida, 211 Bryant Space Science Center, P.O. Box 112055, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Xavier Prochaska, J. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Yuan Weimin, E-mail: wangjg@ynao.ac.cn [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China)

    2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the discovery of an unusual, extremely dust-rich and metal-strong damped Ly{alpha} absorption system (DLA) at a redshift z{sub a} = 2.4596 toward the quasar SDSS J115705.52+615521.7 with an emission-line redshift z{sub e} = 2.5125. The quasar spectrum, taken in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, shows a very red color and a number of metal absorption lines, including C II, Al II, Si II, Fe II, and Zn II, which are confirmed and further characterized by follow-up spectroscopy made with the Multiple Mirror Telescope. Its neutral hydrogen column density N {sub HI} = 10{sup 21.8{+-}0.2} cm{sup -2} is among the highest values measured in quasar DLAs. The measured metal column density is N {sub ZnII} Almost-Equal-To 10{sup 13.8} cm{sup -2}, which is about 1.5 times larger than the largest value in any previously observed quasar DLAs. We derive the extinction curve of the dusty DLA using a new technique, which is an analog of the 'pair method' widely used to measure extinction curves in the Milky Way (MW). The best-fit curve is an MW-like law with a significant broad feature centered around 2175 A in the rest frame of the absorber. The measured extinction A{sub V} Almost-Equal-To 0.92 mag is unprecedentedly high in quasar DLAs. After applying an extinction correction, the i-band absolute magnitude of the quasar is as high as M{sub i} Almost-Equal-To -29.4 mag, placing it as one of the most luminous quasars ever known. The large gas-phase relative abundance of [Zn/Fe] Almost-Equal-To 1.0 indicates that metals are heavily depleted onto dust grains in the absorber. The dust depletion level is between that of the warm and cool clouds in the MW. This discovery is suggestive of the existence of a rare yet important population of dust-rich DLAs with both high metallicities and high column densities, which may have significant impact on the measurement of the cosmic evolution of neutral gas mass density and metallicity.

  1. Structure and phase transformation behaviour of electroless Ni-P composite coatings

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    Balaraju, J.N. [Surface Engineering Division, National Aerospace Laboratory, Bangalore 560017 (India)]. E-mail: jnbalraj@css.nal.res.in; Narayanan, T.S.N. Sankara [National Metallurgical Laboratory, Madras Centre, CSIR Complex Taramani, Chennai 600113 (India)]. E-mail: tsnsn@rediffmail.com; Seshadri, S.K. [Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 (India)]. E-mail: sks@iitm.ac.in

    2006-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the structural characteristics and phase transformation behaviour of plain electroless Ni-P coating and electroless Ni-P-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, Ni-P-CeO{sub 2} and Ni-P-TiO{sub 2} composite coatings. The X-ray diffraction patterns of electroless Ni-P-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, Ni-P-CeO{sub 2} and Ni-P-TiO{sub 2} composite coatings are very similar to that of plain electroless Ni-P coating, both in as plated and heat-treated conditions. Selected area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns obtained on the Ni-P matrix of Ni-P-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, Ni-P-CeO{sub 2} and Ni-P-TiO{sub 2} composite coatings exhibit diffuse ring patterns resembling the one obtained for plain electroless Ni-P coating. Phase transformation behaviour studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) indicates that the variation in crystallization temperature and the energy evolved during crystallization of plain electroless Ni-P coating and electroless Ni-P-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, Ni-P-CeO{sub 2} and Ni-P-TiO{sub 2} composite coatings is not significant. The study concludes that incorporation of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, CeO{sub 2} and TiO{sub 2} particles in the Ni-P matrix does not have any influence on the structure and phase transformation behaviour of electroless Ni-P coatings.

  2. 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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    Downs, Robert T.

    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's)) have been calculated for the bonded interactions comprising the nickel sulfide minerals millerite, Ni

  3. Anomalous codeposition of Fe-Ni alloys and Fe-Ni-SiO{sub 2} composites under potentiostatic conditions: Experimental study and mathematical model

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    Ramasubramanian, M.; Popova, S.N.; Popov, B.N.; White, R.E. [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Yin, K.M. [Yuan-Ze Inst. of Tech., Taoyuan (Taiwan, Province of China)

    1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mathematical model has been developed to describe the electrodeposition of Fe-Ni alloys and Fe-Ni-SiO{sub 2} composites under potentiostatic conditions. This model can be used to predict the polarization behavior, partial current densities, and alloy composition of each of the components as a function of the applied potential. Fe-Ni-SiO{sub 2} samples were deposited on platinum rotating disk electrodes from sulfate electrolytes under potentiostatic conditions, and the results obtained were compared to the model. The model predictions were found to agree well with the experimental observations for the Fe-Ni and Fe-Ni-SiO{sub 2} systems.

  4. Modified Ni-Cu catalysts for ethanol steam reforming

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    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

    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 150-350°C, 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 350°C 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 150°C amorphous carbon was evidenced, while at 350°C crystalline, filamentous carbon is formed.

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

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

    2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Electrodeposition and corrosion resistance of Ni-W-B coatings

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    Steffani, C.P.; Dini, J.W. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Div.; Groza, J.R.; Palazoglu, A. [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A ternary nickel-base alloy Ni-W-B has been developed for surface corrosion and wear resistance to replace chromium plating, which uses environmentally hazardous solutions. The deposition conditions used an alkaline bath and insoluble anodes. The as-deposited alloy typically contains 40 wt% W and 1 wt% B and has an amorphous or partially amorphous structure. These deposits compare favorably with hexavalent chromium deposits in throwing power, color uniformity, and reflectivity. The corrosion resistance of Ni-W-B alloy was compared with hexavalent chromium and electroless nickel deposits in a variety of acids, including hydrochloric, sulfuric, fluoroboric, and phosphoric. In all cases, best results were obtained with the Ni-W-B deposits.

  7. Hydrotreatment of Athabasca bitumen derived gas oil over Ni-Mo, Ni-W, and Co-Mo catalysts

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    Diaz-Real, R.A.; Mann, R.S.; Sambi, I.S. (Univ. of Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The hydrotreatment of Athabasca bitumen derived heavy gas oil containing 4.08% S and 0.49% N was carried out in a trickle bed reactor over Ni-W, Ni-Mo, and Co-Mo catalysts supported on zeolite-alumina-silica at 623-698 K, LHSV of 1-4, gas flow rate 890 m[sup 3][sub H2]/m[sup 3][sub oil] (5,000 sef/bbl), and pressure of 6.89 MPa. Analyses for viscosity, density, aniline point, ASTM mid boiling point distillation, C/H ratio, and percentage of N and S in the final product were carried out to characterize the product oil. The amounts of N and S removed indicated the hydrodenitrogenation and hydrodesulfurization activity of the catalysts. Results of zeolite-alumina-silica-supported catalysts are compared to those obtained with commercially available Ni-Mo, Ni-W, and Co-Mo on [gamma]-alumina. Ni-Mo supported on zeolite-alumina-silica was most active and could remove as much as 99 % S and 89% N present in the oil at 698 K. The data for HDN and HDS fitted the pseudo first order model. The kinetic model is described in detail.

  8. Electrochromic devices embodying W oxide/Ni oxide tandem films

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    Azens, A.; Vaivars, G.; Veszelei, M.; Kullman, L.; Granqvist, C. G.

    2001-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Six-layer electrochromic devices of indium tin oxide (ITO)/NiO{sub x}H{sub y}/WO{sub 3}/ZrP-electrolyte/WO{sub 3}/ITO were made by reactive dc magnetron sputtering and lamination. The WO{sub 3} layer between the acidic ZrP-based electrolyte and the NiO{sub x}H{sub y} layer served as optically passive protective layer. The optical inactivity of the protective layer could be understood from arguments based on electron density of states. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.

  9. A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst Covalently Attached...

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    A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst Covalently Attached to a Glassy Carbon Electrode: Preparation, Characterization, A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst...

  10. 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...

  11. Proton Delivery and Removal in [Ni(PR2NR?2)2]2+ Hydrogen...

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    Delivery and Removal in Ni(PR2NR?2)22+ Hydrogen Production and Oxidation Catalysts. Proton Delivery and Removal in Ni(PR2NR?2)22+ Hydrogen Production and Oxidation...

  12. Dynamical deformation effects in subbarrier fusion of $^{64}$Ni+$^{132}$Sn

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    A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

    2006-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that dynamical deformation effects play an important role in fusion reactions involving the $^{64}$Ni nucleus, in particular the $^{64}$Ni+$^{132}$Sn system. We calculate fully microscopic interaction potentials and the corresponding subbarrier fusion cross sections.

  13. Study of Martensitic Phase transformation in a NiTiCu Thin Film...

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    Martensitic Phase transformation in a NiTiCu Thin Film Shape Memory Alloy Using Photoelectron Emission Microscopy. Study of Martensitic Phase transformation in a NiTiCu Thin Film...

  14. Bulk Glass Formation in Eutectic of La-Cu-Ni-Al Metallic Alloys

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    Zhang, Yong

    A eutectic in La-rich La-Cu?.?Ni?.?-Al alloys was determined by studying the melting behaviors and the microstructure observations. The microstructures of the La-Cu-Ni-Al alloys prepared by ...

  15. Origin of transverse magnetization in epitaxial Cu/Ni/Cu nanowire arrays

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    Ciria, M.

    The patterning-induced changes in the magnetic anisotropy and hysteresis of epitaxial (100)-oriented Cu/Ni(9, 10, 15 nm)/Cu planar nanowires have been quantified. When the Ni films are patterned into lines, strain relaxation ...

  16. Assessing the Bioavailability of Ni in Smelter Contaminated Soils. (S11-everhart242852-oral)

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Assessing the Bioavailability of Ni in Smelter Contaminated Soils. (S11-everhart242852-oral efforts. In this study, Welland Loam and Quarry Muck soils contaminated with Ni from a smelter facility

  17. A MOSSBAUER STUDY OF AUSTENITE STABILITY AND IMPACT FRACTURE IN Fe - 6 Ni STEEL

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    Fultz, Brent

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    IMPACT FRACTURE IN Fe-6Ni STEEL Brent Thomas Fultz Materialscommercial cryogenic alloy steel was studied with regard toThe Experiments Fe-6Ni-lMn steel plate was received from the

  18. WELDABILITY OF GRAIN-REFINED Fe-12Ni-0.25Ti STEEL FOR CRYOGENIC APPLICATIONS

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    Morris Jr., J.W.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Cryogenic Nickel Steels, WRC Bull, 205, May, 1975.REFINED Fe-12Ni-0.25Ti STEEL FOR CRYOGENIC APPLICATIONS D.E.REFINED Fe-12Ni-0.25Ti STEEL FOR CRYOGENIC APPLICATIONS D.

  19. Calorimetry study of the synthesis of amorphous Ni-Ti alloys by mechanical alloying. [Ni33 Ti67

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    Schwarz, R.B.; Petrich, R.R.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We synthesized amorphous Ni/sub 33/Ti/sub 67/ alloy powder by ball milling (a) a mixture of elemental nickel and titanium powders and (b) powders of the crystalline intermetallic NiTi/sub 2/. We characterized the reaction products as a function of ball-milling time by differential scanning calorimetry and x-ray diffraction. The measurements suggest that in process (a) the amorphous alloy forms by a solid-state interdiffusion reaction at the clean Ni/Ti interfaces generated by the mechanical attrition. In process (b), the crystalline alloy powder stores energy in the form of chemical disorder and lattice and point defects. The crystal-to-amorphous transformation occurs when the stored energy reaches a critical value. The achievement of the critical stored energy competes with the dynamic recovery of the lattice. 23 refs., 7 figs.

  20. Superior performance of Ni-W-Ce mixed-metal oxide catalysts for ethanol steam reforming: Synergistic effects of W- and Ni-dopants

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    Rodriguez, Jose A. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); State Univ. of New York Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Liu, Zongyuan [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); State Univ. of New York Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Xu, Wenqian [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Yao, Siyu [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Johnson-Peck, Aaron C. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Zhao, Fuzhen [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Michorczyk, Piotr [Inst. de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, Madrid (Spain); Kubacka, Anna [Inst. de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, Madrid (Spain); Stach, Eric A. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Fernandez-Garica, Marcos [State Univ. of New York Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Senanayake, Sanjaya D. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ethanol steam reforming (ESR) reaction was studied over a series of Ni-W-Ce oxide catalysts. The structures of the catalysts were characterized using in-situ techniques including X-ray diffraction, Pair Distribution Function, X-ray absorption fine structure and transmission electron microscopy; while possible surface intermediates for the ESR reaction were investigated by Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy. In these materials, all the W and part of the Ni were incorporated into the CeO? lattice, with the remaining Ni forming highly dispersed nano NiO (< 2 nm) outside the Ni-W-Ce oxide structure. The nano NiO was reduced to Ni under ESR conditions. The Ni-W-Ce systeme exhibited a much larger lattice strain than those seen for Ni-Ce and W-Ce. Synergistic effects between Ni and W inside ceria produced a substantial amount of defects and O vacancies that led to high catalytic activity, selectivity and stability (i.e. resistance to coke formation) during ethanol steam reforming.

  1. Superior performance of Ni-W-Ce mixed-metal oxide catalysts for ethanol steam reforming: Synergistic effects of W- and Ni-dopants

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    Rodriguez, Jose A. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); State Univ. of New York Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Liu, Zongyuan [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); State Univ. of New York Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Xu, Wenqian [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Yao, Siyu [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Johnson-Peck, Aaron C. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Zhao, Fuzhen [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Michorczyk, Piotr [Inst. de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, Madrid (Spain); Kubacka, Anna [Inst. de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, Madrid (Spain); Stach, Eric A. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Fernandez-Garica, Marcos [State Univ. of New York Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (United States); Senanayake, Sanjaya D. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ethanol steam reforming (ESR) reaction was studied over a series of Ni-W-Ce oxide catalysts. The structures of the catalysts were characterized using in-situ techniques including X-ray diffraction, Pair Distribution Function, X-ray absorption fine structure and transmission electron microscopy; while possible surface intermediates for the ESR reaction were investigated by Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy. In these materials, all the W and part of the Ni were incorporated into the CeO? lattice, with the remaining Ni forming highly dispersed nano NiO (< 2 nm) outside the Ni-W-Ce oxide structure. The nano NiO was reduced to Ni under ESR conditions. The Ni-W-Ce systeme exhibited a much larger lattice strain than those seen for Ni-Ce and W-Ce. Synergistic effects between Ni and W inside ceria produced a substantial amount of defects and O vacancies that led to high catalytic activity, selectivity and stability (i.e. resistance to coke formation) during ethanol steam reforming.

  2. Development of a new electrodeposition process for plating of Zn-Ni-X (X=Cd, P) alloys. 1. Corrosion characteristics of Zn-Ni-Cd ternary alloys

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    Durairajan, A.; Haran, B.S.; White, R.E.; Popov, B.N.

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new Zn-Ni-Cd plating process was developed which offers a unique way of controlling and optimizing the Ni and Cd contents in the final deposit. Zinc-nickel-cadmium alloy was deposited from a 0.5 M NiSO{sub 4} + 0.2 M ZnSO{sub 4} bath in the presence of 0.015 M CdSO{sub 4} and 1 g/L nonyl phenyl polyethylene oxide. Using this process a Zn-Ni-Cd ternary alloy, with a higher nickel content as compared to that obtained from conventional Zn-Ni baths, was synthesized. The Zn-Ni-Cd alloy coatings deposited from an electrolyte containing 0.015 M (0.3%) CdSO{sub 4} has a Zn to Ni ratio of 2.5:1. The increase in nickel content accounts for the observed decrease in the corrosion potential to a value lower than that of Cd but higher than the corrosion potential of iron. The coatings have superior corrosion resistance and barrier properties than the typical Zn-Ni and cadmium coatings. Polarization studies and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analysis on Zn-Ni-Cd coatings show a barrier resistance that is ten times higher than that of a conventional Zn-Ni coating.

  3. XES Nanoprobe for Hard X-Ray Region: Mitigating Degradation in Ni-ZEBRA Batteries Research Team: Mark Bowden, Kyle Alvine, Nancy Hess, Guosheng Li, Tamas Varga

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    XES Nanoprobe for Hard X-Ray Region: Mitigating Degradation in Ni-ZEBRA Batteries Research Team scientific understanding of link between Ni-NiCl2 ZEBRA battery cycle degradation and FeS additive Chemical battery performance by poisoning Ni surfaces ­ optimizing Ni/NiCl2 distributions and conductive pathways

  4. Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation A. J. Birnbaum, G://jap.aip.org/about/rights_and_permissions #12;Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation A. J. Birnbaum,a G and mechanism are presented for controlling the shape memory response spatially within monolithic NiTi thin film

  5. Mechanical characterization and comparison of different NiTi/silicone rubber interfaces

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Mechanical characterization and comparison of different NiTi/silicone rubber interfaces T. Rey(1 on the mechanical resistance of interface between wires of NiTi shape memory alloy and silicone rubber. Three of exposure to the plasma alone get the debonding force higher. Consequently, NiTi/silicone rubber interface

  6. Crystallization and Martensitic Transformation Behavior of NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films

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    Crystallization and Martensitic Transformation Behavior of NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films Alloy Thin Films Abstract The microstructure evolution and shape memory properties of near-equiatomic Ni-Ti thin films were investigated. Ni-Ti thin films sputter-deposited at room tem- perature are usually

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

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    Brewer, Andrew Lee

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  8. Plastic Deformation in an Amorphous Ni-P Coating

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    Shen, Yongfeng; Liu, Wenning; Sun, Xin; Xue, W. Y.; Wang, Y. D.; Zuo, Liang; Liaw, Peter K.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental and numerical investigation of the hardness and associated plastic deformation in as-deposited and as-annealed nickel-phosphorus (Ni-P) coatings was conducted. In addition to the indentation-deformation behavior, the deformation morphology underneath the indenter was examined. The yield strength extracted from the indentation data is as high as 5.6 GPa, indicating pressure-sensitive plasticity. Results show that the as-deposited Ni-P coating was deformed appreciably through the shear-band mechanism with semi-circular and radial shear-band morphologies. From the incremental loading-unloading cyclic experiments, the phenomena on hardening and recovery, which have scarcely been recognized in amorphous materials at room temperature, were observed in the amorphous coating using instrumented nanoindentation. A numerical simulation of the interfacial indentation test between the Ni-P coating and the substrate reveals the pile-up and shear bands of the Ni-P coating that were observed during the indentation tests.

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

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    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

    . The differences between the Coulomb energy shifts of various orbitals in Ni-56 are discussed and compared with those resulting from Hartree-Fock calculations carried out using a broad range of Skyrme interactions. The parameters of the Woods-Saxon potential...

  10. www.ni-environment.gov.uk Agency Northern Ireland

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    www.ni-environment.gov.uk Agency Northern Ireland Environment Summary of Radioactivity in Food and the Environment 2004-2008 #12;#12;ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY NORTHERN IRELAND ENVIRONMENT AGENCY SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY Summary of Radioactivity in Food and the Environment 2004-2008 April

  11. 90° magnetic coupling in a NiFe/FeMn/biased NiFe multilayer spin valve component investigated by polarized neutron reflectometry

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    Callori, S. J., E-mail: sara.callori@ansto.gov.au; Bertinshaw, J. [School of Physics, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia); Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Lucas Heights, New South Wales 2234 (Australia); Cortie, D. L. [The Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Lucas Heights, New South Wales 2234 (Australia); Cai, J. W., E-mail: jwcai@aphy.iphy.ac.cn; Zhu, T. [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Le Brun, A. P. [Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Lucas Heights, New South Wales 2234 (Australia); Klose, F. [Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Lucas Heights, New South Wales 2234 (Australia); Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We have observed 90° magnetic coupling in a NiFe/FeMn/biased NiFe multilayer system using polarized neutron reflectometry. Magnetometry results show magnetic switching for both the biased and free NiFe layers, the latter of which reverses at low applied fields. As these measurements are only capable of providing information about the total magnetization within a sample, polarized neutron reflectometry was used to investigate the reversal behavior of the NiFe layers individually. Both the non-spin-flip and spin-flip neutron reflectometry signals were tracked around the free NiFe layer hysteresis loop and were used to detail the evolution of the magnetization during reversal. At low magnetic fields near the free NiFe coercive field, a large spin-flip signal was observed, indicating magnetization aligned perpendicular to both the applied field and pinned layer.

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

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    Kockar, Benat

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    , (b) SAD pattern taken from the circled area in (a) showing the >compound twinning and )001( }111{ ? Type I twinning, respectively...... 59... martensite, respectively .................................................... 63 SIM ? M y Figure 4.9 Monotonic mechanical response of the hot rolled and ECAE processed Ni 49.7 Ti 50.3 samples under tension at to be thermodynamically same condition...

  13. 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

  14. Improved magnetoelectric performance of the Ni-P/Ni/Pb(Zr,TiO)3 cylindrical layered composites

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    ) cylindrical layered magnetoelectric (ME) composites have been prepared by electroless deposition, and electroless deposition.9­12 Improving magnetoelectric device characteristics can be achieved by enhancing via magnetic flux concentration. Nickel is a kind of universal strong magnetic material, while Ni

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

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    Saadi, Souheil

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Au microstructure and the functional properties of Ni/Au finishes on ceramic IC packages

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    Winters, E.D.; Baxter, W.K. [Coors Electronic Package Co., Chattanooga, TN (United States); Braski, D.N.; Watkins, T.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Ni/Au plated finishes used on thick-film metallized multilayer ceramic packages for integrated circuits must meet functional requirements such as bondability, sealability, and solderability. Their ability to do so is dependent, among other things, on the ability of the Au deposit to inhibit the grain boundary diffusion and subsequent surface oxidation of Ni. In this study, the relation between functional performance, Ni diffusionr ate, and Au microstructure was examined. Extent of Ni diffusion during heating was determined by Auger electron spectroscopy for several electrolytic and electroless Ni/Au finishing processes. Results were correlated with differences in Au microstructures determined by SEM, atomic force microscopy, and XRD.

  17. A comparative study of magnetic behaviors in TbNi{sub 2}, TbMn{sub 2} and TbNi{sub 2}Mn

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    Wang, J. L., E-mail: jianli@uow.edu.au [Institute for Superconductivity and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia); Bragg Institute, ANSTO, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234 (Australia); Md Din, M. F.; Hong, F.; Cheng, Z. X.; Dou, S. X. [Institute for Superconductivity and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia); Kennedy, S. J.; Studer, A. J. [Bragg Institute, ANSTO, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234 (Australia); Campbell, S. J. [School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, ACT 2600 (Australia); Wu, G. H. [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    All TbNi{sub 2}, TbMn{sub 2}, and TbNi{sub 2}Mn compounds exhibit the cubic Laves phase with AB{sub 2}-type structure in spite of the fact that the ratio of the Tb to transition-metal components in TbNi{sub 2}Mn is 1:3. Rietveld refinement indicates that in TbNi{sub 2}Mn the Mn atoms are distributed on both the A (8a) and B (16d) sites. The values of the lattice constants were measured to be a?=?14.348?Å (space group F-43?m), 7.618?Å, and 7.158?Å (space group Fd-3?m) for TbNi{sub 2}, TbMn{sub 2}, and TbNi{sub 2}Mn, respectively. The magnetic transition temperatures T{sub C} were found to be T{sub C}?=?38?K and T{sub C}?=?148?K for TbNi{sub 2} and TbNi{sub 2}Mn, respectively, while two magnetic phase transitions are detected for TbMn{sub 2} at T{sub 1}?=?20?K and T{sub 2}?=?49?K. Clear magnetic history effects in a low magnetic field are observed in TbMn{sub 2} and TbNi{sub 2}Mn. The magnetic entropy changes have been obtained.

  18. Ballistic magnetoresistance over 3000% in Ni nanocontacts at room temperature Harsh Deep Chopra* and Susan Z. Hua

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    Chopra, Harsh Deep

    . In the present study, the BMR measurements were made on Ni nanocontacts electrodeposited between Ni wires to electrodeposition of the Ni nanocontact, the Ni wires except for the region in the im- mediate vicinity of the tip a nickel sulfamate electro- lyte (pH 3.4). We used a cathode potential of 1.1 V ver- sus a saturated

  19. Monopole resonance strengths in Ni-58 and Pb-208

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    Youngblood, David H.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fold- ing model predictions. Unfortunately, those data did not ex- tend to the small angles necessary to identify the GMR and to separate it from other multipoles. Both authors speculate of the E0 EWSR @7# are shown in Table I. Folded potentials... from 58Ni and 208Pb were calculated and TABLE I. Parameters for folding model calculations. Nucleus c ~fm! a ~fm! ^r2& ~fm2! a02 Ex ~MeV! V ~MeV! W ~MeV! 58Ni 4.08 0.515 13.653 0.0194 17.0 35.5 21.5 208Pb 6.67 0.545 30.798 0.00297 13...

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

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    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

    of 57Ni and 57Cu that the lowest orbital in the N53 shell is 2p3/2 @1#. The first and second excited states in 57Ni at E*50.768 MeV, Jp55/22 and E*51.113 MeV, Jp51/22 have good single-particle character @2# and corre- spond to the next two orbitals.... A quick look higher into the energy spectrum shows a group of three levels of negative parity and spins Jp55/22, 7/22, and 3/22 around the energy of the first excited state in the core at E(211)52701 keV with half-lives T1/25 31, 47, and 12 fs...

  1. Novel electrolyte chemistries for Mg-Ni rechargeable batteries.

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

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Martensite transformation of epitaxial Ni-Ti films

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    Buschbeck, J.; Kozhanov, A. [Department Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States); Kawasaki, J. K. [Department of Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States); James, R. D. [Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Palmstroem, C. J. [Department Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States); Department of Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States)

    2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The structure and phase transformations of thin Ni-Ti shape memory alloy films grown by molecular beam epitaxy are investigated for compositions from 43 to 56 at. % Ti. Despite the substrate constraint, temperature dependent x-ray diffraction and resistivity measurements reveal reversible, martensitic phase transformations. The results suggest that these occur by an in-plane shear which does not disturb the lattice coherence at interfaces.

  3. Sources of stress gradients in electrodeposited Ni MEMS.

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    Hearne, Sean Joseph; Floro, Jerrold Anthony; Dyck, Christopher William

    2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability of future integrated metal-semiconductor micro-systems such as RF MEMS to perform highly complex functions will depend on developing freestanding metal structures that offer improved conductivity and reflectivity over polysilicon structures. For example, metal-based RF MEMS technology could replace the bulky RF system presently used in communications, navigation, and avionics systems. However, stress gradients that induce warpage of active components have prevented the implementation of this technology. Figure 1, is an interference micrograph image of a series of cantilever beams fabricated from electrodeposited Ni. The curvature in the beams was the result of stress gradients intrinsic to the electrodeposition process. To study the sources of the stress in electrodeposition of Ni we have incorporated a wafer curvature based stress sensor, the multibeam optical stress sensor, into an electrodeposition cell. We have determined that there are two regions of stress induced by electrodepositing Ni from a sulfamate-based bath (Fig 2). The stress evolution during the first region, 0-1000{angstrom}, was determined to be dependent only on the substrate material (Au vs. Cu), whereas the stress evolution during the second region, >1000{angstrom}, was highly dependent on the deposition conditions. In this region, the stress varied from +0.5 GPa to -0.5GPa, depending solely on the deposition rate. We examined four likely sources for the compressive intrinsic stress, i.e. reduction in tensile stress, and determined that only the adatom diffusion into grain boundaries model of Sheldon, et al. could account for the observed compressive stress. In the presentation, we shall discuss the compressive stress generation mechanisms considered and the ramifications of these results on fabrication of electrodeposited Ni for MEMS applications.

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

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    Karaca, Haluk Ersin

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  5. Effect of partial substitution of Ni by Co on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Ni50Mn35In15 Heusler alloy

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    Adams, Philip W.

    /ferromagnetic transition (T ¼ TC). The effective refrigeration capacity at TM and TC for magnetizing field was found [magnetic entropy change (DSM), adiabatic temperature change (DTad), and refrigeration capacity (RC)] shouldEffect of partial substitution of Ni by Co on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Ni50Mn

  6. The significant effect of the thickness of Ni film on the performance of the Ni/Au Ohmic contact to p-GaN

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    Li, X. J.; Zhao, D. G., E-mail: dgzhao@red.semi.ac.cn; Jiang, D. S.; Liu, Z. S.; Chen, P.; Zhu, J. J.; Le, L. C.; Yang, J.; He, X. G. [State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083 (China); Zhang, S. M.; Zhang, B. S.; Liu, J. P. [Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123 (China); Yang, H. [State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083 (China); Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123 (China)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The significant effect of the thickness of Ni film on the performance of the Ohmic contact of Ni/Au to p-GaN is studied. The Ni/Au metal films with thickness of 15/50?nm on p-GaN led to better electrical characteristics, showing a lower specific contact resistivity after annealing in the presence of oxygen. Both the formation of a NiO layer and the evolution of metal structure on the sample surface and at the interface with p-GaN were checked by transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. The experimental results indicate that a too thin Ni film cannot form enough NiO to decrease the barrier height and get Ohmic contact to p-GaN, while a too thick Ni film will transform into too thick NiO cover on the sample surface and thus will also deteriorate the electrical conductivity of sample.

  7. Facile approach to prepare hollow core–shell NiO microspherers for supercapacitor electrodes

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    Han, Dandan [Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); College of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology, Jilin 132022 (China); Xu, Pengcheng [College of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology, Jilin 132022 (China); Jing, Xiaoyan [Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Wang, Jun, E-mail: zhqw1888@sohu.com [Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Institute of Advanced Marine Materials, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Song, Dalei; Liu, Jingyuan; Zhang, Milin [Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A facile lamellar template method (see image) has been developed for the preparation of uniform hollow core–shell structure NiO (HCS–NiO) with a nanoarchitectured wall structure. The prepared NiO was found to be highly crystalline in uniform microstructures with high specific surface area and pore volume. The results indicated that ethanol interacted with trisodium citrate played an important role for the formation of hollow core–shell spheres. On the basis of the analysis of the composition and the morphology, a possible formation mechanism was investigated. NiO microspheres with hollow core–shell showed excellent capacitive properties. The exceptional cyclic, structural and electrochemical stability with ?95% coulombic efficiency, and very low ESR value from impedance measurements promised good utility value of hollow core–shell NiO material in fabricating a wide range of high-performance electrochemical supercapacitors. - The hollow core–shell NiO was prepared with a facile lamellar template method. The prepared NiO show higher capacitance, lower ion diffusion resistance and better electroactive surface utilization for Faradaic reactions. - Highlights: • Formation of hollow core–shell NiO via a novel and facile precipitation route. • Exhibited uniform feature sizes and high surface area of hollow core–shell NiO. • Synthesized NiO has high specific capacitance ( 448 F g{sup 1}) and very low ESR value. • Increased 20% of long life cycles capability after 500 charge–discharge cycles.

  8. Water adsorption and dissociation on Ni(110): How is it different from its close packed counterparts?

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    Seenivasan, H.; Tiwari, Ashwani K., E-mail: ashwani@iiserkol.ac.in [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Mohanpur 741252 (India)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Water adsorption and dissociation on Ni(110) surface is studied in detail and compared with its close packed counterparts using density functional theory calculations. Water adsorption occurs on the top site as found on Ni(100) and Ni(111) but the adsorption is stronger on Ni(110). H and OH preferably adsorb on the short bridge sites (brgshort) opposed to hollow sites on (100) and (111) surfaces. Energy barriers for water molecule dissociation on Ni(110) as obtained from the transition state (TS) calculations were low compared to other Ni low indexed surfaces. TS geometries at different positions of the lattice coordinate, Q, were obtained to study the effect of surface temperature on dissociation of H{sub 2}O molecules. These calculations revealed that second layer atoms were also involved in the TS. Dissociation probabilities are obtained using a semi-classical approximation by sampling Q for a Boltzmann distribution at different temperatures. Results showed that the increasing surface temperature significantly increases the dissociation probabilities at lower energies and saturates near the barrier for dissociation. Although the contribution from both top and second layers is similar at low surface temperatures, motion of top layer atoms contribute more towards dissociation probability at higher surface temperatures. Dissociation probabilities obtained are more than one order of magnitude higher than that on Ni(100) and Ni(111) surfaces suggesting Ni(110) to be more reactive among the low indexed Ni surfaces.

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

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    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

    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.

  10. Cell Degradation of a Na-NiCl2 (ZEBRA) Battery

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    Li, Guosheng; Lu, Xiaochuan; Kim, Jin Yong; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, the parameters influencing the degradation of a Na-NiCl2 (ZEBRA) battery were investigated. Planar Na-NiCl2 cells using ?”-alumina solid electrolyte (BASE) were tested with different C-rates, Ni/NaCl ratios, and capacity windows, in order to identify the key parameters for the degradation of Na-NiCl2 battery. The morphology of NaCl and Ni particles were extensively investigated after 60 cycles under various test conditions using a scanning electron microscope. A strong correlation between the particle size (NaCl and Ni) and battery degradation was observed in this work. Even though the growth of both Ni and NaCl can influence the cell degradation, our results indicate that the growth of NaCl is a dominant factor in cell degradation. The use of excess Ni seems to play a role in tolerating the negative effects of particle growth on degradation since the available active surface area of Ni particles can be still sufficient even after particle growth. For NaCl, a large cycling window was the most significant factor, of which effects were amplified with decrease in Ni/NaCl ratio.

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

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    M. Pomorski; M. Pfützner; 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

    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.

  12. Present status of the KADoNiS database

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    I. Dillmann; R. Plag; M. Heil; F. Käppeler; T. Rauscher

    2008-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The "Karlsruhe Astrophysical Database of Nucleosynthesis in Stars" (KADoNiS) project is an online database for experimental cross sections relevant to the $s$ process and $p$ process. It is available under \\http://nuclear-astrophysics.fzk.de/kadonis and consists of two parts. Part 1 is an updated sequel to the well-known Bao et al. compilations from 1987 and 2000, which is online since April 2005. An extension of this $s$-process database to $(n,p)$ and $(n,\\alpha)$ cross sections at $kT$= 30 keV, as in the first version of the Bao compilation, is planned. The second part of KADoNiS is a $p$-process library, which includes all available experimental data from $(p,\\gamma)$, $(p,n)$, $(\\alpha,\\gamma)$, $(\\alpha,n)$, $(\\alpha,\\alpha)$, $(n,\\alpha)$ and $(\\gamma,n)$ reactions in or close to the respective Gamow window. Despite the great number of reactions required for a $p$-process reaction network, experimental data is still scarce and up to now restricted to stable targets. Given here is a short overview about the present status of the KADoNiS database.

  13. Glass nanoimprint using amorphous Ni-P mold etched by focused-ion beam

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    Mekaru, Harutaka; Kitadani, Takeshi; Yamashita, Michiru; Takahashi, Masaharu [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-2-1, Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564 (Japan); SAWA Plating Co., Ltd., 753 Hoshiro, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0804 (Japan); Hyogo Prefectural Institute of Technology, 3-1-12 Yukihira-cho, Suma-ku, Kobe 654-0037 (Japan); National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-2-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564 (Japan)

    2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors succeeded in glass-nanoimprint lithography of micropatterns and nanopatterns using an amorphous Ni-P alloy mold. Glasslike carbon has been used as a mold material to mold not only Pyrex glass but also quartz, because it is still stable at a temperature of 1650 deg. C. However, it is difficult to process glasslike carbon substrates into arbitrary shapes by machining. They thought that amorphous Ni-P alloy could be used as a mold material for industrial glass molding. If Ni is electroless plated when mixed with suitable amount of P on a Si wafer, the Ni-P alloy layer becomes amorphous. An appropriate ratio of Ni and P was determined by the results of x-ray-diffraction measurements. The optimized composition ratio of Ni-P was Ni:P=92:8 wt %. Moreover, line and space patterns and dot arrays with linewidths of as little as 500 nm were etched on the mold using focused-ion beam (FIB) and the processing accuracy for the amorphous Ni-P layer was compared with that for the pure Ni layer. The result was that patterns of 500 nm width were etched to a depth of 2 {mu}m on an amorphous Ni-P alloy mold and the processed surfaces were smooth. In contrast, in the case of the pure Ni layer, the processing line was notched and the sidewalls were very rough. The crystal grain seems to hinder the processing of the nanopattern. After FIB etching, the amorphous Ni-P alloy was thermally treated at 400 deg. C to improve the hardness. Finally, line and space patterns and dot arrays on the amorphous Ni-P alloy mold were nanoimprinted on Pyrex glass using a glass-nanoimprint system (ASHE0201) that National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology developed.

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

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

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    transition-metal alloys have PRB 620163-1829/2000/62~1!/476~5!/$15.00 Ni-rich g-Ni100?x?yFexVy alloys G. D. Mukherjee , Kanpur 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India and D. G. Naugle , College Station, Texas 77843-4242 r? , Kanpur 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India... 83-10-7 48662 8.60 56.7 3 80.5-10.5-9 41763 8.54 64.5 4 77-12-11 39361 8.45 47.2 5 82.5-5.5-12 36263 8.54 41.2 2BT 6 77-7-16 15561 8.38 26.7 7 79-5-16 6260.5 8.40 16.2 8 78-4-18 4360.5 8.35 13.9 PRB 62 LOW-TEMPERATURE MAGNETIZATIO present set...

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

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

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Surface structure and electrochemical characteristics of Ti-V-Cr bcc-type solid solution alloys sintered with Ni

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    Tsuji, Yoichiro; Yamamoto, Osamu; Matsuda, Hiromu; Toyoguchi, Yoshinori

    2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ti-V-Cr bcc-type solid solution alloys can absorb a large amount of hydrogen and be applied to active materials of the negative electrode in Ni-MH batteries. However, because of the insolubility of Ni into these alloys, the electrochemical characteristics like discharge capacity and cycle life were poor. In order to increase the discharge capacity of hydrogen absorbing alloy electrodes, Ti-V-Cr bcc-type alloy powders were sintered with Ni in order to form Ni contained surface layer on the alloy surface. As sintering temperature rose up, the surface composition changed from TiNi to Ti{sub 2}Ni. TiNi surface layer showed better electrochemical characteristics. For the Ni adding method, Ni electroless plating was preferred because of good adhesion. As a result of optimized conditions, a discharge capacity of 570 mAh/g and an improvement of cycle life were achieved.

  17. Structural and Mössbauer spectroscopic study of Fe-Ni alloy nanoparticles

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    Kumar, Asheesh; Banerjee, S., E-mail: vsudar@barc.gov.in; Sudarsan, V., E-mail: vsudar@barc.gov.in [Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai-400085 (India); Meena, S. S. [Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai-400085 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-crystalline Fe-Ni alloys have been synthesized in ethylene glycol medium. Based on XRD studies it is confirmed that, in these alloys Fe atoms are incorporated at Ni site to form Ni-Fe solid solutions. Mössbauer studies have established that for alloy particles having smaller size there is significant concentration of two different types of paramagnetic Fe species and their relative concentration decreased with increase in particle size.

  18. NiSource Energy Technologies: Optimizing Combined Heat and Power Systems

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    Not Available

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Not Available

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Strain mediated coupling in magnetron sputtered multiferroic PZT/Ni-Mn-In/Si thin film heterostructure

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    Singh, Kirandeep; Kaur, Davinder, E-mail: dkaurfph@iitr.ernet.in [Functional Nanomaterials Research Lab, Department of Physics and Centre of Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand (India); Singh, Sushil Kumar [Functional Materials Division, Solid State Physics Lab (SSPL), DRDO, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi 110054 (India)

    2014-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The strain mediated electrical and magnetic properties were investigated in PZT/Ni-Mn-In heterostructure deposited on Si (100) by dc/rf magnetron sputtering. X-ray diffraction pattern revealed that (220) orientation of Ni-Mn-In facilitate the (110) oriented tertragonal phase growth of PZT layer in PZT/Ni-Mn-In heterostructure. A distinctive peak in dielectric constant versus temperature plots around martensitic phase transformation temperature of Ni-Mn-In showed a strain mediated coupling between Ni-Mn-In and PZT layers. The ferroelectric measurement taken at different temperatures exhibits a well saturated and temperature dependent P-E loops with a highest value of P{sub sat}???55 ?C/cm{sup 2} obtained during martensite-austenite transition temperature region of Ni-Mn-In. The stress induced by Ni-Mn-In layer on upper PZT film due to structural transformation from martensite to austenite resulted in temperature modulated Tunability of PZT/Ni-Mn-In heterostructure. A tunability of 42% was achieved at 290?K (structural transition region of Ni-Mn-In) in these heterostructures. I-V measurements taken at different temperatures indicated that ohmic conduction was the main conduction mechanism over a large electric field range in these heterostructures. Magnetic measurement revealed that heterostructure was ferromagnetic at room temperature with a saturation magnetization of ?123?emu/cm{sup 3}. Such multiferroic heterostructures exhibits promising applications in various microelectromechanical systems.

  1. Ductile Ni.sub.3 Al alloys as bonding agents for ceramic materials

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    Tiegs, Terry N. (Lenoir City, TN); McDonald, Robert R. (Traverse City, MI)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved ceramic-metal composite comprising a mixture of a ceramic material with a ductile intermetallic alloy, preferably Ni.sub.3 Al.

  2. Simple route for the synthesis of supercapacitive Co-Ni mixed hydroxide thin films

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    Dubal, D.P. [Thin Film Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416004 (M.S.) (India) [Thin Film Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416004 (M.S.) (India); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of); Jagadale, A.D.; Patil, S.V. [Thin Film Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416004 (M.S.) (India)] [Thin Film Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416004 (M.S.) (India); Lokhande, C.D., E-mail: l_chandrakant@yahoo.com [Thin Film Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416004 (M.S.) (India)

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Novel method for deposition of Co-Ni mixed hydroxide. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nanoparticle network of Co-Ni hydroxide. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High specific capacitance of 672 F g{sup -1}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High discharge/charge rates. -- Abstract: Facile synthesis of Co-Ni mixed hydroxides films with interconnected nanoparticles networks through two step route is successfully established. These films have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared technique (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and wettability test. Co-Ni film formation is confirmed from XRD and FTIR study. SEM shows that the surface of Co-Ni films is composed of interconnected nanoparticles. Contact angle measurement revealed the hydrophilic nature of films which is feasible for the supercapacitor. The electrochemical performance of the film is evaluated by cyclic voltammetry, and constant-current charge/discharge cycling techniques. Specific capacitance of the Co-Ni mixed hydroxide electrode achieved 672 F g{sup -1}. Impedance analysis shows that Co-Ni mixed hydroxide electrode provides less resistance for the intercalation and de-intercalation of ions. The Co-Ni mixed electrode exhibited good charge/discharge rate at different current densities. The results demonstrated that Co-Ni mixed hydroxide composite is very promising for the next generation high performance electrochemical supercapacitors.

  3. High-performance Ni[sub 3]Al synthesized from composite powders

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    Chiou, W.C.; Hu, C.T. (National Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering)

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Specimens of Ni[sub 3]Al + B of high density (>99.3 pct RD) and relatively large dimension have been synthesized from composite powders through processes of replacing plating and electroless Ni-B plating on Al powder, sintering, and thermal-mechanical treatment. The uniformly coated Ni layer over fine Al or Ni core particles constituting these coating/core composite powders has advantages such as better resistance to oxidation relative to pure Al powder, a greater green density as a compacted powder than prealloyed powder, the possibility of atomically added B to the material by careful choice of a suitable plating solution, and avoidance of the expensive powder metallurgy (PM) equipment such as a hot isostatic press (HIP), hot press (HP), etc. The final Ni[sub 3]Al + B product is made from Ni-B-Al and Ni-B-Ni mixed composite powders by means of traditional PM processes such as compacting, sintering, rolling, and annealing, and therefore, the dimensions of the product are not constrained by the capacity of an HIP or HP. The properties of Ni[sub 3]Al composite powder metallurgy (CPM) specimens tested at room temperature have been obtained, and comparison with previous reports is conducted. A tensile elongation of about 16 pct at room temperature was attained.

  4. Ductile Ni[sub 3]Al alloys as bonding agents for ceramic materials

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    Tiegs, T.N.; McDonald, R.R.

    1990-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved ceramic-metal composite is described comprising a mixture of a ceramic material with a ductile intermetallic alloy, preferably Ni[sub 3]Al. 2 figs.

  5. Ductile Ni[sub 3]Al alloys as bonding agents for ceramic materials in cutting tools

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    Tiegs, T.N.; McDonald, R.R.

    1991-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved ceramic-metal composite comprising a mixture of a ceramic material with a ductile intermetallic alloy, preferably Ni[sub 3]Al is disclosed. 2 figures.

  6. Synthesis, crystal structure, and structural conversion of Ni molybdate hydrate NiMoO{sub 4}.nH{sub 2}O

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    Eda, Kazuo, E-mail: eda@kobe-u.ac.j [Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Kato, Yasuyuki; Ohshiro, Yu; Sugitani, Takamitu [Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Whittingham, M. Stanley [Institute for Materials Research, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 (United States)

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The synthesis and crystal structure of NiMoO{sub 4}.nH{sub 2}O were investigated. The hydrate crystallized in the triclinic system with space group P-1, Z=4 with unit cell parameters of a=6.7791(2) A, b=6.8900(2) A, c=9.2486(2) A, {alpha}=76.681(2){sup o}, {beta}=83.960(2){sup o}, {gamma}=74.218(2){sup o}. Its ideal chemical composition was NiMoO{sub 4}.3/4H{sub 2}O rather than NiMoO{sub 4}.1H{sub 2}O. Under hydrothermal conditions the hydrate turned directly into {alpha}-NiMoO{sub 4} above 483 K, giving nanorods thinner than the crystallites of the mother hydrate. On the other hand, it turned into Anderson type of polyoxomolybdate via a solid-solution process in a molybdate solution at room temperature. - Graphical abstract: NiMoO{sub 4}.nH{sub 2}O crystallized in the triclinic system with space group P-1, and its ideal chemical composition was NiMoO{sub 4}.3/4H{sub 2}O rather than NiMoO{sub 4}.1H{sub 2}O.

  7. Cu-Ni-Fe anodes having improved microstructure

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    Bergsma, S. Craig; Brown, Craig W.

    2004-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of producing aluminum in a low temperature electrolytic cell containing alumina dissolved in an electrolyte. The method comprises the steps of providing a molten electrolyte having alumina dissolved therein in an electrolytic cell containing the electrolyte. A non-consumable anode and cathode is disposed in the electrolyte, the anode comprised of Cu--Ni--Fe alloys having single metallurgical phase. Electric current is passed from the anode, through the electrolyte to the cathode thereby depositing aluminum on the cathode, and molten aluminum is collected from the cathode.

  8. Improved oxidation sulfidation resistance of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    Natesan, K.; Baxter, D.J.

    1983-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Oxidation sulfidation resistance of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys

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    Natesan, Ken (Naperville, IL); Baxter, David J. (Woodridge, IL)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High temperature resistance of Fe-Cr-Ni alloy compositions to oxidative and/or sulfidative conditions is provided by the incorporation of about 1-8 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.degree.-1000.degree. C.

  10. Large -Delayed Neutron Emission Probabilities in the 78Ni Region

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    Winger, J. A. [Mississippi State University (MSU); Rykaczewski, Krzysztof Piotr [ORNL; Gross, Carl J [ORNL; Grzywacz, Robert Kazimierz [ORNL; Shapira, Dan [ORNL

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The -delayed neutron branching ratios (P n) for nuclei near doubly magic 78Ni have been directly measured using a new method combining high-resolution mass separation, reacceleration, and digital - spectroscopy of 238U fission products. The P n values for the very neutron-rich isotopes 76 78Cu and 83Ga were found to be much higher than previously reported and predicted. Revised calculations of the n process, accounting for new mass measurements and an inversion of the 2p3/2 and 1f5/2 orbitals, are in better agreement with these new experimental results.

  11. Stable atomic structure of NiTi austenite

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

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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)

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Oxygen-induced changes in electron-energy-loss spectra for Al, Be and Ni. [Al; Be; Ni

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    Madden, H.H.; Landers, R.; Kleiman, G.G. (Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), 13081-970 Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil); Zehner, D.M. (Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (United States))

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electron-energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) data are presented to illustrate line shape changes that occur as a result of oxygen interaction with metal surfaces. The metals were aluminum, beryllium and nickel. Core-level EELS data were taken for excitations from Al(2p), Be(1s), Ni(3p/3s) and O(1s) levels to the conduction band (CB) density of states (DOS) of the materials. The primary beam energies for the spectra were 300, 450, 300, and 1135 eV, respectively. The data are presented in both the (as measured) first-derivative and the integral forms. The integral spectra were corrected for coherent background losses and analyzed for CB DOS information. These spectra were found to be in qualitative agreement with published experimental and theoretical studies of these materials. One peak in the spectra for Al oxide is analyzed for its correlation with excitonic screening of the Al(2p) core hole. Similar evidence for exciton formation is found in the Ni(3p) spectra for Ni oxide. Data are also presented showing oxygen-induced changes in the lower-loss-energy EELS curves that, in the pure metal, are dominated by plasmon-loss and interband-transition signals. Single-scattering loss profiles in the integral form of the data were calculated using a procedure of Tougaard and Chorkendorff [S. Tougaard and I. Chorkendorff, Phys. Rev. B. [bold 35], 6570 (1987)]. For all three oxides these profiles are dominated by a feature with a loss energy of around 20[endash]25 eV. Although this feature has been ascribed by other researchers as due to bulk plasmon losses in the oxide, an alternative explanation is that the feature is simply due to O(2s)-to-CB-level excitations. An even stronger feature is found at 7 eV loss energy for Ni oxide. Speculation is given as to its source. The line shapes in both the core-level and noncore-level spectra can also be used simply as [open quotes]fingerprints[close quotes] of the surface chemistry of the materials. Our data were taken using commercially available surface analysis equipment and serve to complement surface information provided by Auger electron and/or x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. [copyright] [ital 1999 American Vacuum Society.

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

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    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;

  15. THE LINK BETWEEN CLAY MINERAL WEATHERING AND THE FORMATION OF NI SURFACE PRECIPITATES

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    THE LINK BETWEEN CLAY MINERAL WEATHERING AND THE FORMATION OF NI SURFACE PRECIPITATES Andreas C, Schlieren, Switzerland Spectroscopic and microscopic studies have shown that Ni and Co sorption by clay:1 or 2:1 phyllosilicates requires the release ofA1 and Si from clay minerals. Due to similar metal

  16. Thermomechanical Characterization of a TiPdNi High Temperature SMA under Tension

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    Thermomechanical Characterization of a TiPdNi High Temperature SMA under Tension Parikshith K issues, a nominal composition of Ti50Pd40Ni10 HTSMA was used. The alloy was fabricated using a vacuum arc Electrode Discharge Machining (EDM). A high temperature experimental setup was developed on a load frame

  17. ORIGINAL ARTICLES Silica-Supported AuNi Catalysts for the Dehydrogenation

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    Goodman, Wayne

    . The dehydrogenation of propane to propylene was observed on the Au­Ni bime- tallic catalysts, whereas only hydrogenolysis products were observed on the monometallic Ni catalyst. The selectivity to propylene was found catalysts. Keywords Bimetallic catalyst Á Nickel Á Gold Á Dehydrogenation of propane Á Propylene 1

  18. D2O Adsorption on an Ultrathin Alumina Film on NiAl(110). | EMSL

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    D2O Adsorption on an Ultrathin Alumina Film on NiAl(110). D2O Adsorption on an Ultrathin Alumina Film on NiAl(110). Abstract: The structure of an ordered, ultra-thin Al2O3 film...

  19. COMPARATIVE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ALCALINE CELLS AND NI-MH RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Page 1 COMPARATIVE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ALCALINE CELLS AND NI-MH RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES Jean by applying the LCA methodology to evaluate the environmental footprint of alkaline cells and Ni-MH batteries phase. Besides, the emphasis on rechargeable batteries is only justified from an environmental point

  20. LES EXCITATIONS 1 TROU -1 PARTICULE DANS LES NOYAUX 58Ni et 56Co

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in 58Ni and 56Co using shell model technics and SDI potential. Nuclear levels and reduced transition for levels at low energies in 58Ni and 56Co, 1p-1h excitations do not however improve greatly earlier results couche f7/2) et qu'en outre les energies individuelles sont insuffisamment connues. D'autres travaux [3

  1. Method For Making Electronic Circuits Having Nial And Ni3al Substrates

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    Deevi, Seetharama C. (Midlothian, VA); Sikka, Vinod K. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2001-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for making electronic circuit component having improved mechanical properties and thermal conductivity comprises steps of providing NiAl and/or Ni.sub.3 Al, and forming an alumina layer thereupon prior to applying the conductive elements. Additional layers of copper-aluminum alloy or copper further improve mechanical strength and thermal conductivity.

  2. Dynamical deformation effects in subbarrier fusion of {sup 64}Ni+{sup 132}Sn

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    Umar, A. S.; Oberacker, V. E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States)

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that dynamical deformation effects play an important role in fusion reactions involving the {sup 64}Ni nucleus, in particular the {sup 64}Ni+{sup 132}Sn system. We calculate fully microscopic interaction potentials and the corresponding subbarrier fusion cross-sections.

  3. Dehydrogenation of Propane to Propylene over Supported Model NiAu Catalysts

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    Goodman, Wayne

    Dehydrogenation of Propane to Propylene over Supported Model Ni­Au Catalysts Zhen Yan · Yunxi Yao 2012 Ó Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 Abstract Hydrogenolysis and dehydrogenation of propane. For the conversionofpropane in the presence of hydrogen, the dehydrogenation of propane to propylene was observed onthe Ni

  4. Industrial Cu-Ni alloys for HTS coated conductor tape. A Girard1,2,3

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Industrial Cu-Ni alloys for HTS coated conductor tape. A Girard1,2,3 , C E Bruzek4 , J L Jorda1 , L efficient substrates for coated conductor wires. The study is focused on two industrial compositions: Cu55Ni-textured substrate is one of the critical steps for the HTS coated conductor development. The RABiTS (Rolling

  5. Liquid metal feeding through dendritic region in Ni-Hard white iron

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    Oryshchyn, Danylo B.; Dogan, Omer N.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Liquid permeability in the dendritic regions is one of the factors that determine porosity formation and macro segregation in castings. Permeability in the dendritic structure of Ni-Hard white iron was measured as a function of temperature. Effect of microstructural coarsening on the permeability was also investigated. Permeability increased with coarsening dendritic structure in Ni-Hard white iron.

  6. Strain rate dependence of deformation mechanisms in a NiTiCr shape-memory alloy

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    Strain rate dependence of deformation mechanisms in a Ni­Ti­Cr shape-memory alloy Sia Nemat of a Ni­Ti­Cr shape-memory alloy is investigated at various initial temperatures, over a wide range significantly affects the superelastic and yielding behavior of this shape-memory alloy within the superelastic

  7. Nanoscale compositional analysis of NiTi shape memory alloy films deposited by DC magnetron sputtering

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    Sharma, S. K.; Mohan, S. [Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012 (India)] [Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012 (India); Bysakh, S. [Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute, Kolkata-700032 (India)] [Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute, Kolkata-700032 (India); Kumar, A.; Kamat, S. V. [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad-500058 (India)] [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad-500058 (India)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The formation of surface oxide layer as well as compositional changes along the thickness for NiTi shape memory alloy thin films deposited by direct current magnetron sputtering at substrate temperature of 300 °C in the as-deposited condition as well as in the postannealed (at 600 °C) condition have been thoroughly studied by using secondary ion mass spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and scanning transmission electron microscopy-energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy techniques. Formation of titanium oxide (predominantly titanium dioxide) layer was observed in both as-deposited and postannealed NiTi films, although the oxide layer was much thinner (8 nm) in as-deposited condition. The depletion of Ti and enrichment of Ni below the oxide layer in postannealed films also resulted in the formation of a graded microstructure consisting of titanium oxide, Ni{sub 3}Ti, and B2 NiTi. A uniform composition of B2 NiTi was obtained in the postannealed film only below a depth of 200–250 nm from the surface. Postannealed film also exhibited formation of a ternary silicide (Ni{sub x}Ti{sub y}Si) at the film–substrate interface, whereas no silicide was seen in the as-deposited film. The formation of silicide also caused a depletion of Ni in the film in a region ?250–300 nm just above the film substrate interface.

  8. Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation A. J. Birnbaum,a G and mechanism are presented for controlling the shape memory response spatially within monolithic NiTi thin film and exhibits control over aspects of the mechanical and shape memory responses as well. Specifically

  9. Microstructural Evolution Model of the Sintering Behavior and Magnetic Properties of NiZn Ferrite Nanoparticles

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    McHenry, Michael E.

    Microstructural Evolution Model of the Sintering Behavior and Magnetic Properties of NiZn Ferrite jlwoods@andrew.cmu.edu, c SCalvin@slc.edu, d jhuth@Spang.co, e mm7g@andrew.cmu.edu Keywords: Ferrite, nanoparticle, sintering, microstructure. Abstract. The sintering of RF plasma synthesized NiZn ferrite

  10. Synthesis and Characterization of NiMnGa Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films

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    Jetta, Nishitha

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    for fabricating NiMnGa thin films with desired composition and microstructure and hence unique properties for future MEMS actuator materials and characterize their properties to aid better understanding of their behavior. In this project NiMnGa thin films have...

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

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    Sibener, Steven

    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

  12. Bilayer thickness effects on nanoindentation behavior of Ag/Ni multilayers

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    Hong, Soon Hyung

    by nanoindentation hardness and creep tests. The hardness increased with decreasing bilayer thickness, although of nanoindentation creep tests on Ag/Ni nanomultilayers with various bilayer thicknesses. Multilayered Ag/Ni films thickness. A nanoindentation creep test was used to study the creep behavior of nano- scale multilayers

  13. 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

  14. UNCORRECTEDPROOF 2 Compression behavior of porous NiTi shape memory alloy

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    Taya, Minoru

    Ti by self-propagating 41high temperature synthesis (SHS), and again the porous 42NiTi fabricated. The compression behavior of the 11 porous NiTi was examined with the aim of using it possibly as a high energy for possible application 30 in medical implant devices and as high energy absorp- 31 tion structural material

  15. Intermixing criteria for reaction synthesis of Ni/Al multilayered microfoils

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    Hong, Soon Hyung

    synthesis technique for intermetallics involves both a self-propagating high-temperature synthe- sis (SHSIntermixing criteria for reaction synthesis of Ni/Al multilayered microfoils Hee Y. Kim a , Dong S are proposed for determining the microstructure of the reaction products during the reaction synthesis of Ni

  16. A Novel Electrodeposition Process for Plating Zn-Ni-Cd Alloys Hansung Kim,a,

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    Popov, Branko N.

    A Novel Electrodeposition Process for Plating Zn-Ni-Cd Alloys Hansung Kim,a, * Branko N. Popov Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0834, USA Zn-Ni-Cd alloy was electrodeposited from in the literature.7-9 Typical nickel composition in the alloy is approximately 10%, and any further increase

  17. Biomaterials 24 (2003) 39313939 Corrosion and wear-corrosion behavior of NiTi modified

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    Crone, Wendy C.

    Biomaterials 24 (2003) 3931­3939 Corrosion and wear-corrosion behavior of NiTi modified by plasma Received 10 November 2002; accepted 8 April 2003 Abstract The understanding of corrosion behavior in NiTi such as corrosion resistance, plasma source ion implantation (PSII) technique was employed with oxygen as incident

  18. Influence of the morphology and impurities of Ni(OH){sub 2} on the synthesis of neutral Ni(II)-amino acid complexes

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    Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Vicente [Laboratoire de Reactivite de Surface (UMR 7609 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Marceau, Eric [Laboratoire de Reactivite de Surface (UMR 7609 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)], E-mail: eric.marceau@upmc.fr; Che, Michel [Laboratoire de Reactivite de Surface (UMR 7609 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Institut Universitaire de France (France); Pepe, Claude [Laboratoire de Dynamique, Interactions et Reactivite (UMR 7075 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)

    2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Synthesis of neutral complexes of Ni{sup 2+} with amino acids has often been reported on a qualitative basis, with a lack of information on the parameters involved in the dissolution of the nickel-containing solid precursor. This paper reports on a systematic study of the reactivity of Ni(OH){sub 2} toward glycine in aqueous solution. The crystallinity and size of hydroxide particles are found to be key parameters in the rapid glycine-promoted dissolution of the hydroxide and synthesis of [Ni(glycinate){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]. These parameters derive from the nature of the salt used to prepare the hydroxide. Ni(II) chloride leads to the most reactive solid precursor, because of the presence of defects in the Ni(OH){sub 2} sheets arrangements, assigned to the substitution of Cl{sup -} ions to OH{sup -} ions at the edges of the particles. The reaction between this hydroxide and glycine at 80 deg. C is quantitative after 7 min and similar rates of dissolution are obtained with other amino acids, alanine or histidine, the reaction with serine being slower. When the hydroxide contains nitrate or carbonate ions, a glycinato complex with composition similar to [Ni(glycinate){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}], but with a different crystal structure, is also formed. Spectroscopic results may suggest a structure involving bridging ligands. - Graphical abstract: Ni(OH){sub 2} solid precursors can be readily selected on the basis of their defects, themselves stemming from the nickel salt chosen for precipitation, to rapidly synthesize neutral Ni(II)-aminoacid complexes by ligand-promoted dissolution.

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

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

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Monodisperse core/shell Ni/FePt nanoparticles and their con-version to Ni/Pt to catalyze oxygen reduction

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    Zhang, Sen [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Su, Dong [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Doan-Nguyen, Vicky V. T. [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Wu, Yaoting [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Li, Jing [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Sun, Shouheng [Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States); Murray, Christopher B. [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Hao, Yizhou [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a size-controllable synthesis of monodisperse core/shell Ni/FePt nanoparticles (NPs) via a seed-mediated growth and their subsequent conversion to Ni/Pt NPs. Preventing surface oxidation of the Ni seeds is essential for the growth of uniform FePt shells. These Ni/FePt NPs have a thin (? 1 nm) FePt shell, and can be converted to Ni/Pt by acetic acid wash to yield active catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Tuning the core size allow for optimization of their electrocatalytic activity. The specific activity and mass activity of 4.2 nm/0.8 nm core/shell Ni/FePt reach 1.95 mA/cm² and 490 mA/mgPt at 0.9 V (vs. reversible hydrogen electrode, RHE), which are much higher than those of benchmark commercial Pt catalyst (0.34 mA/cm² and 92 mA/mgPt at 0.9 V). Our studies provide a robust approach to monodisperse core/shell NPs with non-precious metal core, making it possible to develop advanced NP catalysts with ultralow Pt content for ORR and many other heterogeneous reactions.

  1. An APFIM and TEM study of Ni{sub 4}Mo precipitation in a commercial Ni-28% Mo-1.4% Fe-0.4% Cr wt. % alloy

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    Thomson, R.C.; Brown, N.; Bates, J.S. [Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom). Inst. of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering; Russell, K.F.; Miller, M.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Metals and Ceramics Div.

    1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ni-Mo alloys containing at least 26 wt.% Mo have a negligible corrosion rate in boiling 10% hydrochloric acid and are therefore used in corrosive environments. A series of commercial Ni-Mo alloys has been developed with subtle variations in chemical composition. These alloys usually contain {approximately} 28 wt.% Mo with additions of up to 5% Fe and Cr. A significant amount of research has been performed to understand the microstructure and properties of these alloys, although most of the effort has concentrated on the Ni-Mo binary system. In some alloys with low Fe and Cr contents, a severe embrittlement problem has been observed due to the formation of the Ni{sub 4}Mo (D1{sub a}-ordered) phase within the microstructure. This research focuses on a commercial alloy with nominal composition Ni-28% Mo-1.4% Fe-0.4% Cr-0.1% Mn-0.003 wt.% C. The material supplied was a heat treatment coupon which had been attached to a large vessel during fabrication. Assessment of the chemical analysis of the alloy suggested that detrimental phases could be present or might appear during subsequent repair work. Therefore, it was important to assess the microstructural condition of the vessel, and in particular the kinetics of precipitation of Ni{sub 4}Mo.

  2. Monodisperse core/shell Ni/FePt nanoparticles and their con-version to Ni/Pt to catalyze oxygen reduction

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    Zhang, Sen; Su, Dong; Doan-Nguyen, Vicky V. T.; Wu, Yaoting; Li, Jing; Sun, Shouheng; Murray, Christopher B.; Hao, Yizhou

    2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a size-controllable synthesis of monodisperse core/shell Ni/FePt nanoparticles (NPs) via a seed-mediated growth and their subsequent conversion to Ni/Pt NPs. Preventing surface oxidation of the Ni seeds is essential for the growth of uniform FePt shells. These Ni/FePt NPs have a thin (? 1 nm) FePt shell, and can be converted to Ni/Pt by acetic acid wash to yield active catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Tuning the core size allow for optimization of their electrocatalytic activity. The specific activity and mass activity of 4.2 nm/0.8 nm core/shell Ni/FePt reach 1.95 mA/cm² and 490 mA/mgPt at 0.9 Vmore »(vs. reversible hydrogen electrode, RHE), which are much higher than those of benchmark commercial Pt catalyst (0.34 mA/cm² and 92 mA/mgPt at 0.9 V). Our studies provide a robust approach to monodisperse core/shell NPs with non-precious metal core, making it possible to develop advanced NP catalysts with ultralow Pt content for ORR and many other heterogeneous reactions.« less

  3. Correlating Extent of Pt–Ni Bond Formation with Low-temperature Hydrogenation of Benzene and 1,3-butadiene over Supported Pt/Ni Bimetallic Catalysts

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    Lonergan, W.; Vlachos, D; Chen, J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Low-temperature hydrogenation of benzene and 1,3-butadiene on supported Pt/Ni catalysts have been used as probe reactions to correlate hydrogenation activity with the extent of Pt-Ni bimetallic bond formation. Pt/Ni bimetallic and Pt and Ni monometallic catalysts were supported on {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} using incipient wetness impregnation. Two sets of bimetallic catalysts were synthesized: one set to study the effect of metal atomic ratio and the other to study the effect of impregnation sequence. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) CO adsorption studies were performed to characterize the surface composition of the bimetallic nanoparticles, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was utilized to characterize the particle size distribution. Batch reactor studies with FTIR demonstrated that all bimetallic catalysts outperformed monometallic catalysts for both benzene and 1,3-butadiene hydrogenation. Within the two sets of bimetallic catalysts, it was found that catalysts with a smaller Pt:Ni ratio possessed higher hydrogenation activity and that catalysts synthesized using co-impregnation had greater activity than sequentially impregnated catalysts. Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) measurements were performed in order to verify the extent of Pt-Ni bimetallic bond formation, which was found to correlate with the hydrogenation activity.

  4. Monodisperse core/shell Ni/FePt nanoparticles and their con-version to Ni/Pt to catalyze oxygen reduction

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    Zhang, Sen [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Su, Dong [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Doan-Nguyen, Vicky V. T. [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Wu, Yaoting [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Li, Jing [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Sun, Shouheng [Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States); Murray, Christopher B. [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Hao, Yizhou [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a size-controllable synthesis of monodisperse core/shell Ni/FePt nanoparticles (NPs) via a seed-mediated growth and their subsequent conversion to Ni/Pt NPs. Preventing surface oxidation of the Ni seeds is essential for the growth of uniform FePt shells. These Ni/FePt NPs have a thin (? 1 nm) FePt shell, and can be converted to Ni/Pt by acetic acid wash to yield active catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Tuning the core size allow for optimization of their electrocatalytic activity. The specific activity and mass activity of 4.2 nm/0.8 nm core/shell Ni/FePt reach 1.95 mA/cm² and 490 mA/mgPt at 0.9 V (vs. reversible hydrogen electrode, RHE), which are much higher than those of benchmark commercial Pt catalyst (0.34 mA/cm² and 92 mA/mgPt at 0.9 V). Our studies provide a robust approach to monodisperse core/shell NPs with non-precious metal core, making it possible to develop advanced NP catalysts with ultralow Pt content for ORR and many other heterogeneous reactions.

  5. Electrically induced insulator to metal transition in epitaxial SmNiO{sub 3} thin films

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    Shukla, Nikhil, E-mail: nss152@psu.edu; Dasgupta, Sandeepan; Datta, Suman [Department of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Joshi, Toyanath; Borisov, Pavel; Lederman, David [Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6315 (United States)

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the electrically induced insulator to metal transition (IMT) in SmNiO{sub 3} thin films grown on (001) LaAlO{sub 3} by pulsed laser deposition. The behavior of the resistivity as a function of temperature suggests that the primary transport mechanism in the SmNiO{sub 3} insulating state is dominated by Efros-Shklovskii variable range hopping (ES-VRH). Additionally, the magnetic transition in the insulating state of SmNiO{sub 3} modifies the characteristics of the ES-VRH transport. Systematic DC and pulsed current-voltage measurements indicate that current-induced joule heating is the fundamental mechanism driving the electrically induced IMT in SmNiO{sub 3}. These transport properties are explained in context of the IMT in SmNiO{sub 3} being related to the strong electron-lattice coupling.

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

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

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Solution deposited NiO thin-films as hole transport layers in organic photovoltaics

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    Steirer, K. Xerxes [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States); Chesin, Jordan P. [Division of Engineering, Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States); Widjonarko, N. Edwin [University of Colorado, Dept of Physics, Boulder, CO (United States); Berry, Joseph J. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Miedaner, Alexander [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Ginley, David S. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Olson, Dana C. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Organic solar cells require suitable anode surface modifiers in order to selectively collect positive charge carriers and improve device performance. We employ a nickel metal organic ink precursor to fabricate NiO hole transport layers on indium tin oxide anodes. This solution deposited NiO annealed at 250 °C and plasma treated, achieves similar OPV device results reported with NiO films from PLD as well as PEDOT:PSS. We demonstrate a tunable work function by post-processing the NiO with an O{sub 2}-plasma surface treatment of varied power and time. We find that plasma treatment is necessary for optimal device performance. Optimal devices utilizing a solution deposited NiO hole transport layer show lower series resistance and increased fill factor when compared to solar cells with PEDOT:PSS.

  8. Neutron diffraction study of MnNiGa{sub 2}—Structural and magnetic behaviour

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    Wang, J. L., E-mail: jianli@uow.edu.au [Institute for Superconductivity and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia); Bragg Institute, ANSTO, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234 (Australia); School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, ACT 2600 (Australia); Ma, L.; Wu, G. H. [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190 (China); Hofmann, M. [FRM-II, Technische Universität München, 85747 Garching (Germany); Avdeev, M.; Kennedy, S. J. [Bragg Institute, ANSTO, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234 (Australia); Campbell, S. J. [School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, ACT 2600 (Australia); Md Din, M. F.; Dou, S. X. [Institute for Superconductivity and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia); Hoelzel, M. [FRM-II, Technische Universität München, 85747 Garching (Germany); Fachbereich Materialwissenschaften, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    MnNiGa{sub 2} crystallizes in the L21 (Heusler) structure and has a ferromagnetic ordering temperature T{sub C}???192?K. Rietveld refinement of the neutron diffraction patterns indicates that the Ga atoms occupy the equivalent 8c position, while Mn and Ni share the 4a (0, 0, 0) and 4b (0.5, 0.5, 0.5) sites with a mixed occupancy of Mn and Ni atoms. It is found that that ?83% of Mn and ?17% Ni are located at the 4a site while ?83% of Ni and ?17% Mn occupy the 4b site. There is no evidence of a magneto-volume effect around T{sub C}. In agreement with this finding, our detailed critical exponent analyses of isothermal magnetization curves and the related Arrott plots confirm that the magnetic phase transition at T{sub C} is second order.

  9. Understanding and engineering of NiGe/Ge junction formed by phosphorus ion implantation after germanidation

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    Oka, Hiroshi, E-mail: oka@asf.mls.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp; Minoura, Yuya; Hosoi, Takuji; Shimura, Takayoshi; Watanabe, Heiji [Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Modulation of the effective electron Schottky barrier height (eSBH) of NiGe/Ge contacts induced by phosphorus ion implantation after germanide formation was investigated by considering local inhomogeneity in the eSBH. Systematic studies of NiGe/Ge contact devices having various germanide thicknesses and ion implantation areas indicated the threshold dopant concentration at the NiGe/Ge interface required for eSBH modulation and negligible dopant diffusion even at NiGe/Ge interface during drive-in annealing, leading to variation in the eSBH between the bottom and sidewall portions of the NiGe regions. Consequently, this method makes it possible to design source/drain contacts with low-resistivity Ohmic and ideal rectifying characteristics for future Ge-based transistors.

  10. The evolution of texture during annealing of electroless Ni-Co-P deposits

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    Lee, D.N.; Hur, K.H.

    1999-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The Ni-Co-P alloy deposits can be obtained from alkaline solutions over the entire range of Co compositions. The deposits with higher Co concentrations are applied to magnetic recording media and vertical magnetic recording media by adding Mn and Re. An increase in Co concentration causes a decrease in P content and increase in grain size. No study has been made of texture changes during annealing of the Ni-Co-P alloy deposits. Microstructures and crystallization of the electroless Ni-P deposits and magnetic properties and microstructures of electroless Ni-Cu-P deposits were studied by the present authors. In this paper, the evolution of texture and phase transformation behavior during annealing of the Ni-Co-P deposits have been discussed.

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

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

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Fabrication of NiO thin film electrode for supercapacitor applications

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    Mali, V. V.; Navale, S. T.; Chougule, M. A.; Khuspe, G. D.; Godse, P. R.; Patil, V. B., E-mail: drvbpatil@gmail.com [Functional Materials Research Laboratory, School of Physical Sciences, Solapur University, Solapur-413255 (India); Pawar, S. A. [Department of Electronics, Shri Shivaji Mahavidhyala, Barshi, Solapur-413411 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanocrystalline NiO electrode is successfully electrosynthesized for supercapacitor application. The nanocrystalline NiO electrode is characterized using scanning electron microscope (SEM). Nickel oxide is a highly porous and the film surface looked smooth and composed of fine elongated particles. The supercapacitive performance of NiO electrode is tested using cyclic voltammetry (C-V) technique in 0.5M Na{sub 2}S{sub 2}O{sub 3} electrolyte within potential range of ?1.2 to +1.2 V. The effect of scan rate on the capacitance of NiO electrode is studied. The highest specific capacitance of 439 Fg{sup ?1} at the voltage scan rate of 50mVs{sup ?1} is achieved. Additionally stability and charging–discharging of NiO electrode are studied.

  13. QA TG5 UV, temperature and humidity

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    Si Termination Open circuit Backsheet Multilayer laminated PET Encapusulant EVA (all: fast cure) EVA A Within the shelf life EVA B...

  14. 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...

  15. EM QA Working Group September 2011 Notes

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  16. ATLAS RPC QA results at INFN Lecce

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    Bianco, M.; Cazzato, A.; Coluccia, M. R.; Gorini, E.; Spagnolo, S.; Tassielli, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica - via Arnesano 73100, Lecce (Italy); INFN - via Arnesano 73100, Lecce (Italy); Borjanovic, I. [Dipartimento di Fisica - via Arnesano 73100, Lecce (Italy); Cataldi, G.; Chiodini, G.; Creti, P.; Grancagnolo, F.; Perrino, R.; Primavera, M.; Ventura, A. [INFN - via Arnesano 73100, Lecce (Italy)

    2006-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The main results of the quality assurance tests performed on the Resistive Plate Chamber used by the ATLAS experiment at LHC as muon trigger chambers are reported and discussed. These are dark current, gas volume tomography, gas tightness, efficiency, and noise rate.

  17. Lessons Learned from the QA Summit

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  18. Requirements Flowdown and Graded Approach to QA

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  19. QA Standard Contract Language | Department of Energy

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  20. QA in Design Guidance | Department of Energy

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  1. CBFO_QA_Director_News_Release

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  5. 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

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

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    Jin, Lijuan

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

  7. Applying NiTi Shape-Memory Thin Films to Thermomechanical Data Storage Technology Wendy C. Crone1

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    Crone, Wendy C.

    Applying NiTi Shape-Memory Thin Films to Thermomechanical Data Storage Technology Wendy C. Crone1 robustness, NiTi shape memory alloy (SMA) is the most widely used of the shape memory materials. NiTi derives by the shape memory effect, through a solid state phase change known as a martensitic transformation. Although

  8. Structural and magnetic properties of NiZn and Zn ferrite thin films obtained by laser ablation deposition

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    McHenry, Michael E.

    Structural and magnetic properties of NiZn and Zn ferrite thin films obtained by laser ablation ferrite structures. Our investigations were performed on NiZn and Zn ferrite films deposited on silicon of the blocking temperature in both NiZn and Zn ferrite systems. © 2005 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10

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

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    Nan Mu

    2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.%.

  10. CH{sub 4}-CO{sub 2} reforming over Ni-substituted barium hexaaluminate catalysts

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    Gardner, Todd H. [U.S. DOE; Spivey, James J. [ORISE; Kugler, Edwin L.; Pakhare, Devendra

    2013-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of Ni-substituted barium hexaaluminate catalysts, Ba{sub 0.75}Ni{sub y}Al{sub 12?y}O{sub 19??} (y = 0.4, 0.6 and 1.0), were tested for CO{sub 2} reforming of CH{sub 4} at temperatures between 200 and 900 °C. Temperature programmed surface reaction results show that the reaction lights-off in a temperature range between 448 and 503 °C with a consistent decrease in light-off temperature with increasing Ni substitution. Isothermal runs performed at 900 °C show near equilibrium conversion and stable product concentrations for 18 h on all catalysts. Temperature programmed oxidation of the used catalysts show that the amount of carbon deposited on the catalyst increases with Ni substitution. High resolution XRD of the used Ba{sub 0.75}Ni{sub 0.4}Al{sub 11.6}O{sub 19??} catalyst shows a statistically significant contraction of the unit cell which is the result of NiO reduction from the lattice. XRD of the used catalyst also confirms the presence of graphitic carbon. XPS and ICP measurements of the as prepared catalysts show that lower levels of Ni substitution result in an increasing proportion of Ba at the surface.

  11. Fabrication of hollow mesoporous NiO hexagonal microspheres via hydrothermal process in ionic liquid

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    Zhao, Jinbo, E-mail: zhaojinb@gmail.com [Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China) [Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China); Wu, Lili, E-mail: wulili@sdu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China) [Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China); Zou, Ke, E-mail: zouk2005@163.com [Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China) [Key Laboratory for Liquid-Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ni(OH){sub 2} precursors were synthesized in ionic liquid and water solution by hydrothermal method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NiO hollow microspheres were prepared by thermal treatment of Ni(OH){sub 2} precursors. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NiO hollow microspheres were self-assembled by mesoporous cubic and hexagonal nanocrystals with high specific surface area. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The mesoporous structure is stable at 773 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The ionic liquid absorbed on the O-terminate surface of the crystals to form hydrogen bond and played key roles in determining the final shape of the NiO novel microstructure. -- Abstract: The novel NiO hexagonal hollow microspheres have been successfully prepared by annealing Ni(OH){sub 2}, which was synthesized via an ionic liquid-assisted hydrothermal method. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), N{sub 2} adsorption-desorption and Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR). The results show that the hollow NiO microstructures are self-organized by mesoporous cubic and hexagonal nanocrystals. The mesoporous structure possessed good thermal stability and high specific surface area (ca. 83 m{sup 2}/g). The ionic liquid 1-butyl-3methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([Bmim][BF{sub 4}]) was found to play a key role in controlling the morphology of NiO microstructures during the hydrothermal process. The special hollow mesoporous architectures will have potential applications in many fields, such as catalysts, absorbents, sensors, drug-delivery carriers, acoustic insulators and supercapacitors.

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

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    Yang, Fan; Coughlin, D. R.; Phillips, Patrick J.; Yang, L.; Devaraj, Arun; Kovarik, Libor; Noebe, Ronald D.; Mills, M. J.

    2013-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal aging of the high temperature shape memory alloy 50.3Ni-29.7Ti-20Hf (at.%) introduces a novel precipitate phase, which plays an important role in improving shape memory properties. The precipitate phase was investigated by conventional electron diffraction, high resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and three dimensional atom probe tomography. An unrelaxed orthorhombic atomic structural model is proposed based on these observations. This model was subsequently relaxed by ab initio calculations. As a result of the relaxation, atom shuffle displacements occur, which in turn yields improved agreement with the STEM images. The relaxed structure, which is termed the “H-phase”, has also been verified to be thermodymanically stable at 0 K.

  13. Nanoparticle size and morphology control using ultrafast laser induced forward transfer of Ni thin films

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    Murphy, Ryan D. [Applied Physics Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Applied Physics Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Abere, Michael J.; Schrider, Keegan J.; Yalisove, Steven M. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Torralva, Ben [Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

    2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We have developed a nanoparticle (NP) printing technique using Ni thin film lift-off from glass substrates after ultrafast irradiation in air. Unique interactions of ultrafast laser pulses with thin films allow for control over NP faceting and size distributions. Control is achieved by changing the laser fluence, film thickness, and film-substrate distance. We demonstrate 20 nm Ni film removal from substrates and rapid NP printing, with size distributions centered at a 6 nm diameter. When the Ni film thickness is lowered to 10 nm, NPs are printed with distributions peaked at a 2 nm diameter.

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

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

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL REUIE% C VOLUME 16, N UMBER 2 AUGUST 1977 Mess measurements of' the proton-rich nuciei Fe and ~Nit R. E. Tribble, ~ J. D. Cossairt, D. P. May, and R. A. Kenefick Cyclotron Institute and Physics Department, Texas A AM University, College... 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...

  15. Implications of NiMH Hysteresis on HEV Battery Testing and Performance

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

    2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Effects of aging on the characteristics of TiNiPd shape memory alloy thin films

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    Zhang Congchun [Key Laboratory for Thin Film and Micro-fabrication Technology of Ministry of Education, Research Institute of Micro/Nanometer Science and Technology (China)], E-mail: zhcc@mail.sjtu.edu.cn; Yang Chunsheng; Ding Guifu [Key Laboratory for Thin Film and Micro-fabrication Technology of Ministry of Education, Research Institute of Micro/Nanometer Science and Technology (China); Wu Jiansheng [School of Material Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 200030, Shanghai (China)

    2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    TiNiPd thin films have been deposited on glass substrate using R.F. magnetron sputtering. Effects of annealing and aging on the microstructure, phase transformation behaviors and shape memory effects of these thin films have been studied by X-ray diffractometry, differential scanning calorimeter, tensile tests and internal friction characteristics. The TiNiPd thin films annealed at 750 deg. C exhibit uniform martensite/austenite transformations and shape memory effect. Aging at 450 deg. C for 1 h improved the uniformity of transformations and shape memory effect. Long time aging decreased transformation temperatures and increased the brittleness of TiNiPd thin films.

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

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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Cyclic voltammetric study of Co-Ni-Fe alloys electrodeposition in sulfate medium

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    Hanafi, I.; Daud, A. R.; Radiman, S. [Material Science Program, School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrochemical technique has been used to study the electrodeposition of cobalt, nickel, iron and Co-Ni-Fe alloy on indium tin oxide (ITO) coated glass substrate. To obtain the nucleation mechanism, cyclic voltammetry is used to characterize the Co-Ni-Fe system. The scanning rate effect on the deposition process was investigated. Deposition of single metal occurs at potential values more positive than that estimated stability potential. Based on the cyclic voltammetry results, the electrodeposition of cobalt, nickel, iron and Co-Ni-Fe alloy clearly show that the process of diffusion occurs is controlled by the typical nucleation mechanism.

  19. Isospin Diffusion in $^{58}$Ni-Induced Reactions at Intermediate Energies

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    Galichet, E; Borderie, B; Colonna, M; Bougault, R; Durand, D; Neindre, N Le; Lopez, O; Manduci, L; Vient, E; Chbihi, A; Frankland, J D; Wieleczko, J P; Dayras, R; Volant, C; Guinet, D C R; Lautesse, P; Parlog, M; Rosato, E; Vigilante, M

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Isospin diffusion is probed as a function of the dissipated energy by studying two systems $^{58}$Ni+$^{58}$Ni and $^{58}$Ni+$^{197}$Au, over the incident energy range 52-74\\AM. Experimental data are compared with the results of a microscopic transport model with two different parameterizations of the symmetry energy term. A better overall agreement between data and simulations is obtained when using a symmetry term with a potential part linearly increasing with nuclear density. The isospin equilibration time at 52 \\AM{} is estimated to 130$\\pm$10 fm/$c$.

  20. Improved synthesis and crystal structure of the flexible pillared layer porous coordination polymer: Ni(1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene)[Ni(CN)(4)

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    Wong-Ng, W.; Culp, J. T.; Chen, Y. S.; Zavalij, P.; Espinal, L.; Siderius, D. W.; Allen, A. J.; Scheins, S Matranga, C

    2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports our synthesis of flexible coordination polymer, Ni(L)[Ni(CN){sub 4}], (L = 1,2-bis(4- pyridyl)ethylene (nicknamed bpene)), and its structural characterization using synchrotron single crystal X-ray diffraction. The structure of the purplish crystals has been determined to be monoclinic, space group P2{sub 1}/m, a = 13.5941(12) Å, b = 14.3621(12) Å, c = 14.2561(12) Å, {beta} = 96.141(2){degrees|, V = 2767.4(4) Å{sup 3}, Z = 4, D{sub c} = 1.46 g cm{sup -1}. Ni(bpene)[Ni(CN){sub 4}] assumes a pillared layer structure with layers defined by Ni[Ni(CN){sub 4}]{sub n} nets and bpene ligands acting as pillars. With the present crystallization technique which involves the use of concentrated ammonium hydroxide solution and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), disordered free bpene ligands and solvents of crystallization (DMSO and water molecules) occupy the pores, resulting in a formula of Ni(bpene)[Ni(CN){sub 4}](1/2)bpene.DMSO.2H{sub 2}O, or Ni{sub 2}N{sub 7}C{sub 24}H{sub 2}.5SO{sub 3}. Without the inclusion of free bpene ligands and solvent molecules, the free volume is approximately 61% of the total volume; this free volume fraction is reduced to 50% with the free ligands present. Pores without the free ligands were found to have a local diameter of 5.7 Å and a main aperture of 3.5 Å. Based on the successful crystal synthesis, we also devised a new bulk synthetic technique which yielded a polycrystalline material with a significantly improved CO{sub 2} uptake as compared to the originally reported powder material. The improved synthetic technique yielded a polycrystalline material with 40% higher CO{sub 2} uptake compared to the previously reported powder material. An estimated 14.4 molecules of CO{sub 2} per unit cell was obtained.

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

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

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ?1.5–2.0 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, NiO’s 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 NiO’s 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.

  2. Suppression of g phase in Ni38Co12Mn41Sn9 alloy by melt spinning and its effect on martensitic transformation and magnetic properties

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    Ni43Co7Mn39Sn11 alloy fabricated by spark plasma sintering (SPS) [3]. In NiMnSn, NiMnGa and Ni by spark plasma sintering [3]. The g phase usually deteriorates shape memory effect due to its impediment

  3. Phase equilibria in W-Fe-Co-Ni system alloys I. Alloys containing 10% (Fe+Co+Ni) at 1400-1200/sup 0/ C

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    Zakharov, A.M.

    1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors investigate the phase composition of W-Fe-Co-Ni system alloys with a total (Fe + Co + Ni) content of 10% at 1400-1200 C and also of their solidus temperature. The alloys were prepared from powders of tungsten (not less than 99.87% ), carbonyl nickel (not less than 99.98%), type ChDA iron (not less than 99.55%), and cobalt (not less than 99.5%) with a particle size of 1.7-70 um. The phase composition of the alloys was studied by methods of metallographic, x-ray, and micro-x-ray spectral analysis and also by measurement of the microhardness of the coexisting phases. upon Completiodnof crystallization and at temperatures of 1400-1200 C alloys of the primary section with 10% (Fe + Co + Ni) have a two-(alpha + u or alpha + gamma) or three phase (alpha + u + gamma) structure.

  4. Low Spring Index NiTi Coil Actuators for Use in Active Compression Garments

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    Holschuh, Bradley

    This paper describes the modeling, development, and testing of low spring index nickel titanium (NiTi) coil actuators designed for use in wearable compression garments, and presents a prototype tourniquet system using these ...

  5. Identification of Highly Active Fe Sites in (Ni,Fe)OOH for Electrocata...

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    enhanced OER activity in Fe-doped -NiOOH, in which Fe sites have near-optimum binding energies for OER intermediates. The conversion of solar energy and water to hydrogen is a...

  6. Hydrogen absorption characteristics of amorphous LaNi[sub 5. 0] films prepared by reactive sputtering

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    Sakaguchi, H.; Tsujimoto, T.; Adachi, Ginya (Osaka University, Suita (Japan))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Amorphous LaNi[sub 5] thin films are expected to be one of the promising materials for use in hydrogen separation and battery electrodes, because the durability of the films is great in regard to the hydrogen absorption-desorption cycling process and the films have excellent resistance to harmful impurities in the hydrogen gas in comparison with the crystalline bulk material. An amorphous LaNi[sub 5.0] film having high hydrogen density and low hydrogen-induced stress was obtained by means of a reactive sputtering method using an Ar-H[sub 2] gas mixture. Pressure-composition isotherms show that the amount of hydrogen (H/LaNi[sub 5.0]) taken up by a formula weight of LaNi[sub 5.0] is about 1.5 times larger for the reactive sputtered film than for the conventional sputtered film prepared by using Ar gas. 18 refs., 1 fig, 1 tabs.

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

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    Techapiesancharoenkij, Ratchatee, 1979-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Kasagi, Nobuhide

    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

  9. Effect of Aging Heat Treatments on Ni52Ti48 Shape Memory Alloy 

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    Akin, Erhan

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    temperatures, microstructural evolution, and shape memory behavior were investigated for a Ni52Ti48 shape memory alloy (SMA) by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and thermo-mechanical testing...

  10. Fabrication of NiTi shape memory alloy from elemental powders by hot isostatic pressing 

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    McNeese, Matthew Doyle

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The research involved in this thesis was conducted to develop a procedure for producing cylindrical specimens of NiTi shape memory alloy for mechanical testing from elemental powders by hot isostatic pressing. Powders were mixed to ratios of 50...

  11. Thermal properties of Ni-substituted LaCoO{sub 3} perovskite

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    Thakur, Rasna, E-mail: rasnarishu@gmail.com; Thakur, Rajesh K., E-mail: rasnarishu@gmail.com; Gaur, N. K. [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal - 462026 (India); Srivastava, Archana [Department of Physics, Sri Sathya Sai College for Women, Bhopal- 462024 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    With the objective of exploring the unknown thermodynamic behavior of LaCo{sub 1?x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 3} family, we present here an investigation of the temperature-dependent (10K ? T ? 300K) thermodynamic properties of LaCo{sub 1?x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 3} (x=0.1, 0.3, 0.5). The specific heat of LaCoO3 with Ni doping in the perovskite structure at B-site has been studied by means of a Modified Rigid Ion Model (MRIM). This replacement introduces large cation variance at B-site hence the specific heat increases appreciably. We report here probably for the first time the cohesive energy, Reststrahlen frequency (?) and Debye temperature (?{sub D}) of LaCo{sub 1?x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 3} compounds.

  12. Thermomechanical Cyclic Response of TiNiPd High-Temperature Shape Memory Alloys

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    Atli, Kadri

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. Fabrication of NiTi shape memory alloy from elemental powders by hot isostatic pressing

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    McNeese, Matthew Doyle

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The research involved in this thesis was conducted to develop a procedure for producing cylindrical specimens of NiTi shape memory alloy for mechanical testing from elemental powders by hot isostatic pressing. Powders were mixed to ratios of 50...

  14. CO[subscript 2] hydrogenation to formic acid on Ni(111)

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    Peng, Guowen

    Periodic, self-consistent, density functional theory (DFT) calculations are employed to study CO[subscript 2] hydrogenation on Ni(111). CO[subscript 2] hydrogenation with H adsorbed on the surface and with H absorbed in ...

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    Xia, Hui

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

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

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    Kountras, Apostolos, 1970-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  18. The thermomechanical constitutive experimentation of NiTi shape memory alloy strips and rods

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    Howard, Stephen David

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this thesis was to study the effect of temperature on the thermomechanical constitutive behavior of NiTi shape memory alloy strip and rod specimens. The stress-strain relationship is analyzed for isothermal monotonic tensile testing...

  19. Electronic Structure and Lattice Dynamics of the Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy Co2NiGa

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    Siewert, M.; Shapiro, S.; Gruner, M.E.; Dannenberg, A.; Hucht, A.; Xu, G.; Schlagel, D.L.; Lograsso, T.A.; Entel1, P.

    2010-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In addition to the prototypical Ni-Mn-based Heusler alloys, the Co-Ni-Ga systems have recently been suggested as another prospective materials class for magnetic shape-memory applications. We provide a characterization of the dynamical properties of this material and their relation to the electronic structure within a combined experimental and theoretical approach. This relies on inelastic neutron scattering to obtain the phonon dispersion while first-principles calculations provide the link between dynamical properties and electronic structure. In contrast to Ni{sub 2}MnGa, where the softening of the TA{sub 2} phonon branch is related to Fermi-surface nesting, our results reveal that the respective anomalies are absent in Co-Ni-Ga, in the phonon dispersions as well as in the electronic structure.

  20. Shape memory and superelasticity in polycrystalline Cu-Al-Ni microwires

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    Chen, Ying

    We report a strategy to significantly improve the ductility and achieve large superelastic and shape memory strains in polycrystalline Cu–Al–Ni shape memory alloys that are normally brittle. We use a liquid-phase (Taylor) ...

  1. Frequency Response of Acoustic-Assisted Ni–Mn–Ga Ferromagnetic- Shape-Memory-Alloy Actuator

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    Techapiesancharoenkij, Ratchatee

    A prototype of Ni–Mn–Ga 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 ...

  2. Computational Thermodynamics of CoNiGa High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys

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    Chari, Arpita

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Alloys (HTSMAs), with possible applications in the aerospace and automotive industries. Although the CoNiGa system shows significant promise for its use as HTSMAs, limited studies are available on them. Hence, a more intensive investigation...

  3. Preparation and Comparison of Two Electrodes for Supercapacitors: Pani/CNT/Ni and

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    Pan, Ning

    Preparation and Comparison of Two Electrodes for Supercapacitors: Pani/CNT/Ni and Pani words: electrochemical supercapacitor; polymer- coated carbon nanotubes; nickel surface treatment for such electrochemical supercapacitors include any applications where intense pulse power supply and fast charge

  4. Magnetism of NiMn2O4-Fe3O4 spinel interfaces

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    Nelson-Cheeseman, B. B.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Keast, Craig L.

    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 ...

  6. Modeling and Characterization of the Magnetocaloric Effect in Ni2MnGa Materials

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    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

    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.

  7. al-ni intermetallic compound: Topics by E-print Network

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    multilayer foils Jonathan C. Trenkle,1 Physics Websites Summary: August 2008 We have used self-propagating exothermic reactions in AlNi multilayers as a means to explore the...

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

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    Vandygriff, Eric Layton

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  9. Nanostructured Ni-Co Alloys with Tailorable Grain Size and Twin Density

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    Ferreira, Paulo J.

    grain sizes and twin densities in the Ni-Co binary system. Using electrodeposition with various applied nanocrystalline nickel. I. INTRODUCTION BULK nanocrystalline materials are characterized by a large volume

  10. Electrodeposition of corrosion-resistant Ni-Zn alloy. I. Cyclic voltammetric study

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    Lin, Yu-Po; Selman, J.R. (Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago (United States))

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The interaction between different reacting species involved in the initial stage of electrodeposition of nickel-zinc alloy was investigated. A cyclic voltammetric study indicates that codeposition of hydrogen and nickel occurs, with formation of two types of hydrogen-nickel solid solution, i.e., [beta]-Ni and [alpha]-Ni. This nickel hydride formation during Ni-Zn alloy electrodeposition was verified by analyzing the voltammograms of nickel, zinc, and Ni-Zn alloy during initial deposition on various substrates. The dissolution potential of zinc and nickel from electrodeposited nickel-zinc alloy spans a wide range (ca. 400 mV). The influence of the interaction between nickel, hydrogen, and zinc on the nucleation of nickel-zinc electrodeposition is reported in part II of this paper.

  11. Effect of ausforming via severe plastic deformation on shape memory behavior of NiTi 

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    Kulkarni, Ajay V.

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, Thermomechanical properties of Ti-50.8 and 50.7 at% Ni alloy severely deformed using Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE) are investigated. The aim of this study is to reveal the effects of severe plastic ...

  12. J U LY 2 014 CULTURAL PRECINCT

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    Tobar, Michael

    of The University of Western Australia and to the citizens of our State. We welcome the community, prospective, Cultural Precinct The University of Western Australia | 01 FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE TABLE visual form to the developing cross-cultural relationships between South Korea and Western Australia

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

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Kinetics of Mixed Ni-Al Precipitate Formation on a Soil Clay Fraction D A R R Y L R . R O B E R-Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) precipitate formation on a soil clay fraction was monitored using X in 0.1 M NaNO3. Initial Ni sorption kinetics on the soil clay were rapid at all pH values but differed

  14. Photoelectron spectroscopic study of the cleaned, thermally treated and oxidized Zr??Ni?? amorphaus alloy

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    Liang, Guiping

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF THE CLEANED, THERMALLY TREATED AND OXIDIZED ZrssNi34 AMORPHOUS ALLOY A Thesis by GUIPING LIANG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A & 51 University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Physics PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF THE CLEANED, THERMALLY TREATED AND OXIDIZED ZrssNi34 AMORPHOUS ALLOY A Thesis by GUIPING LIANG Approved as to style and content by: Donald G...

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

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    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

    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.

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

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

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Synthesis of pure, active, and fine NiFe?O? by aerosolization

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    Yu, Hsuan-Fu

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and format of the Am. Ceram. Soc. This thesis deals with preparing nickel ferrite by the aerosol techniques to demonstrate the formation of double oxides in simple systems containing precursors that yield only one intermediate oxide phase. Ferrites... solution that contains Ni(II) and Fe(III) to form NiFez0~ is selected as the starting material for the aerosolization process. (b) to investigate the feasibility of the proposed aerosol technique by using an aqueous solution of corresponding salts...

  18. Electrodeposition of high Mo content Ni-Mo alloys under forced convection

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    Podlaha, E.J.; Matlosz, M.; Landolt, D. (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanee (Switzerland). Dept. des materiaux)

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bright, compact, adherent, metallic Ni-Mo alloys, containing over 48 wt % Mo have been electrodeposited from an aqueous solution. The Mo content, which is the highest achieved so far in induced codeposition of Ni-Mo, was determined by X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. The absence of oxygen was verified by Auger electron spectroscopy. Electrodeposition experiments were performed on rotating cylinder electrodes and demonstrate that the Mo content of the alloy is strongly influenced by convective transport.

  19. Experimental determination of band offsets of NiO-based thin film heterojunctions

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    Kawade, Daisuke; Sugiyama, Mutsumi, E-mail: mutsumi@rs.noda.tus.ac.jp [Faculty of Science and Technology/Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda 278-8510 (Japan); Chichibu, Shigefusa F. [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba, Sendai 980–8577 (Japan)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy band diagrams of NiO-based solar cell structures that use various n-type oxide semiconductors such as ZnO, Mg{sub 0.3}Zn{sub 0.7}O, Zn{sub 0.5}Sn{sub 0.5}O, In{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Sn (ITO), SnO{sub 2}, and TiO{sub 2} were evaluated by photoelectron yield spectroscopy. The valence band discontinuities were estimated to be 1.6?eV for ZnO/NiO and Mg{sub 0.3}Zn{sub 0.7}O/NiO, 1.7?eV for Zn{sub 0.5}Sn{sub 0.5}O/NiO and ITO/NiO, and 1.8?eV for SnO{sub 2}/NiO and TiO{sub 2}/NiO heterojunctions. By using the valence band discontinuity values and corresponding energy bandgaps of the layers, energy band diagrams were developed. Judging from the band diagram, an appropriate solar cell consisting of p-type NiO and n-type ZnO layers was deposited on ITO, and a slight but noticeable photovoltaic effect was obtained with an open circuit voltage (V{sub oc}) of 0.96?V, short circuit current density (J{sub sc}) of 2.2??A/cm{sup 2}, and fill factor of 0.44.

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

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    Kondlapudi, Swaroop Kumar R

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    unstable as they tend to relax to a more stable state. An amorphous alloy becomes fully stable only when it crystallizes. Metallic glasses are generally produced by the melt- spinning process. In this process a molten alloy stream impinging on a... materials of Ni~P, CrP, Ni and Cr powders and then produced in the amorphous phase using the melt-spinner. The density, crystallization temperatures, microhardness, tensile fracture strength and dynamic Young's modulus were determined so...

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

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    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

    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.

  2. Alloying effects on mechanical and metallurgical properties of NiAl

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    Liu, C.T.; Horton, J.A.; Lee, E.H.; George, E.P.

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Alloying effects were investigated in near-stoichiometric NiAl for improving its mechanical and metallurgical properties. Ternary additions of 19 elements at levels up to 10 at. % were added to NiAl; among them, molybdenum is found to be most effective in improving the room-temperature ductility and high-temperature strength. Alloying with 1.0 {plus_minus} 0.6% molybdenum almost doubles the room-temperature tensile ductility of NiAl and triples its yield strength at 1000C. The creep properties of molybdenum-modified NiAl alloys can be dramatically improved by alloying with up to 1% of niobium or tantalum. Because of the low solubilities of molybdenum and niobium in NiAl, the beneficial effects mainly come from precipitation hardening. Fine and coarse precipitates are revealed by both transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron microprobe analyses. Molybdenum-containing alloys possess excellent oxidation resistance and can be fabricated into rod stock by hot extrusion at 900 to 1050C. This study of alloying effects provides a critical input for the alloy design of ductile and strong NiAl aluminide alloys for high-temperature structural applications.

  3. An Update on Improvements to NiCE Support for RELAP-7

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    McCaskey, Alex [ORNL; Wojtowicz, Anna [ORNL; Deyton, Jordan H [ORNL; Patterson, Taylor C [ORNL; Billings, Jay Jay [ORNL

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) is a framework that facilitates the development of applications that rely on finite-element analysis to solve a coupled, nonlinear system of partial differential equations. RELAP-7 represents an update to the venerable RELAP-5 simulator that is built upon this framework and attempts to model the balance-of-plant concerns in a full nuclear plant. This report details the continued support and integration of RELAP-7 and the NEAMS Integrated Computational Environment (NiCE). RELAP-7 is fully supported by the NiCE due to on-going work to tightly integrate NiCE with the MOOSE framework, and subsequently the applications built upon it. NiCE development throughout the first quarter of FY15 has focused on improvements, bug fixes, and feature additions to existing MOOSE-based application support. Specifically, this report will focus on improvements to the NiCE MOOSE Model Builder, the MOOSE application job launcher, and the 3D Nuclear Plant Viewer. This report also includes a comprehensive tutorial that guides RELAP-7 users through the basic NiCE workflow: from input generation and 3D Plant modeling, to massively parallel job launch and post-simulation data visualization.

  4. Synthesis and characterization of flower-like {beta}-Ni(OH){sub 2} nanoarchitectures

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    Luo Yuanyuan [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Duan Guotao [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Li Guanghai [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)], E-mail: ghli@issp.ac.cn

    2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Flower-like Ni(OH){sub 2} nanoarchitectures have been synthesized through a one-step mild hydrothermal reaction with the aid of ethylenediamine in NiCl{sub 2} aqueous solution. The flower with the size of several micrometers in diameter is composed of the ultra-thin nanosheets of several nanometers in thickness. It was found the ethylenediamine is vital to the formation of the flower-like nanoarchitectures. The influence of the concentration of the ethylenediamine and the reaction temperature on the formation of the flowers was analyzed and the formation mechanism of the flowers was proposed. Such flower-like {beta}-Ni(OH){sub 2} nanoarchitectures will find potential applications in the fields, such as electrode, or will be used as a starting material to produce NiO, which is widely used in the magnetic, catalysts, sensor and electrochromic devices. - Graphical abstract: Flower-like Ni(OH){sub 2} nanoarchitectures were synthesized by a one-step mild hydrothermal reaction with the aid of ethylenediamine in NiCl{sub 2} aqueous solution. The flower with the size of several micrometers in diameter is composed of the ultra-thin nanosheets of several nanometers in thickness. The flowers could be in catalysts, sensor and electrochromic devices, and alkaline rechargeable batteries.

  5. NiO-silica based nanostructured materials obtained by microemulsion assisted sol-gel procedure

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    Mihaly, M.; Comanescu, A.F. [University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, 1 Polizu, 011061 Bucharest (Romania)] [University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, 1 Polizu, 011061 Bucharest (Romania); Rogozea, A.E. [ILIE MURGULESCU Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy, 202 Splaiul Independentei, 060021 Bucharest (Romania)] [ILIE MURGULESCU Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy, 202 Splaiul Independentei, 060021 Bucharest (Romania); Vasile, E. [METAV Research and Development, 31 C.A. Rosetti, 020011 Bucharest (Romania)] [METAV Research and Development, 31 C.A. Rosetti, 020011 Bucharest (Romania); Meghea, A., E-mail: a.meghea@gmail.com [University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, 1 Polizu, 011061 Bucharest (Romania)

    2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: TEM micrograph of NiO/SiO{sub 2} nanoparticles. Highlights: {yields} Microemulsion assisted sol-gel procedure for NiO silica nanomaterials synthesis. {yields} Controlling the size and shape of nanoparticles and avoiding their aggregation. {yields} Narrow band-gap semiconductors (energies <3 eV) absorbing VIS or near-UV light biologically and chemically inert semiconductors entrapping/coating in silica network. {yields} Low cost as the microemulsion is firstly used in water metallic cation extraction. -- Abstract: NiO-silica based materials have been synthesized by microemulsion assisted sol-gel procedure. The versatility of these soft nanotechnology techniques has been exploited in order to obtain different types of nanostructures, such as NiO nanoparticles, NiO silica coated nanoparticles and NiO embedded in silica matrix. These materials have been characterized by adequate structural and morphology techniques: DLS, HR-TEM/SAED, BET, AFM. Optical and semiconducting properties (band-gap values) of the synthesized materials have been quantified by means of VIS-NIR diffuse reflectance spectra, thus demonstrating their applicative potential in various electron transfer phenomena such as photocatalysis, electrochromic thin films, solid oxide fuel cells.

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

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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  7. CH4-CO2 reforming over Ni-substituted barium hexaaluminate catalysts

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    Gardner, Todd H. [U.S. DOE; Spivey, James J. [Louisiana State University; Kugler, Edwin L. [WVU; Pakhare, Devendra [Louisiana State University

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of Ni-substituted barium hexaaluminate catalysts, Ba0.75NiyAl12?yO19?? (y = 0.4, 0.6 and 1.0), were tested for CO2 reforming of CH4 at temperatures between 200 and 900 ?C. Temperature programmed surface reaction results show that the reaction lights-off in a temperature range between 448 and 503 ?C with a consistent decrease in light-off temperature with increasing Ni substitution. Isothermal runs performed at 900 ?C show near equilibrium conversion and stable product concentrations for 18 h on all catalysts. Temperature programmed oxidation of the used catalysts show that the amount of carbon deposited on the catalyst increases with Ni substitution. High resolution XRD of the used Ba0.75Ni0.4Al11.6O19?? catalyst shows a statistically significant contraction of the unit cell which is the result of NiO reduction from the lattice. XRD of the used catalyst also confirms the presence of graphitic carbon. XPS and ICP measurements of the as prepared catalysts show that lower levels of Ni substitution result in an increasing proportion of Ba at the surface.

  8. Interplay between out-of-plane anisotropic L1{sub 1}-type CoPt and in-plane anisotropic NiFe layers in CoPt/NiFe exchange springs

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    Saravanan, P. [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad 500058 (India); Hsu, Jen-Hwa, E-mail: jhhsu@phys.ntu.edu.tw; Tsai, C. L. [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Tsai, C. Y.; Lin, Y. H. [Graduate Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Kuo, C. Y.; Wu, J.-C. [Department of Physics, National Chang Hua University of Education, Chang Hua 50000, Taiwan (China); Lee, C.-M. [Graduate School of Materials Science, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou 64002, Taiwan (China)

    2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Films of L1{sub 1}-type CoPt/NiFe exchange springs were grown with different NiFe (Permalloy) layer thickness (t{sub NiFe}?=?0–10?nm). X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that the characteristic peak position of NiFe(111) is not affected by the CoPt-layer—confirming the absence of any inter-diffusion between the CoPt and NiFe layers. Magnetic studies indicate that the magnetization orientation of NiFe layer can be tuned through varying t{sub NiFe} and the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of L1{sub 1}-type CoPt/NiFe films cannot sustain for t{sub NiFe} larger than 3.0?nm due to the existence of exchange interaction at the interface of L1{sub 1}-CoPt and NiFe layers. Magnetic force microscopy analysis on the as-grown samples shows the changes in morphology from maze-like domains with good contrast to hazy domains when t{sub NiFe}???3.0?nm. The three-dimensional micro-magnetic simulation results demonstrate that the magnetization orientation in NiFe layer is not uniform, which continuously increases from the interface to the top of NiFe layer. Furthermore, the tilt angle of the topmost NiFe layers can be changed over a very wide range from a small number to about 75° by varying t{sub NiFe} from 1 to 10?nm. It is worth noting that there is an abrupt change in the magnetization direction at the interface, for all the t{sub NiFe} investigated. The results of present study demonstrate that the tunable tilted exchange springs can be realized with L1{sub 1}-type CoPt/NiFe bilayers for future applications in three-axis magnetic sensors or advanced spintronic devices demanding inclined magnetic anisotropy.

  9. The beta-delayed neutron emission in 78Ni region

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    I. N. Borzov

    2004-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A systematic study of the total $\\beta$-decay half-lives and $\\beta$-delayed neutron emission probabilities is performed. The $\\beta$-strength function is treated within the self-consistent density-functional + continuum-QRPA framework including the Gamow-Teller and first-forbidden transitions. The experimental total $\\beta$-decay half-lives for the Ni isotopes with $A\\leq$76 are described satisfactorily. The half-lives predicted from $A$=70 up to $A$=86 reveal fairly regular $A$-behaviour which results from simultaneous account for the Gamow-Teller and first-forbidden transitions. For $Z\\approx$ 28 nuclei, a suppression of the delayed neutron emission probability is found when the $N$=50 neutron closed shell is crossed. The effect originates from the high-energy first-forbidden transitions to the states outside the $Q_{\\beta} - S_n$-window in the daughter nuclei. PACS numbers: 23.40.Bw,21.60.Jz,25.30.Pt,26.30.+k

  10. The beta-delayed neutron emission in 78Ni region

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    Borzov, I N

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A systematic study of the total $\\beta$-decay half-lives and $\\beta$-delayed neutron emission probabilities is performed. The $\\beta$-strength function is treated within the self-consistent density-functional + continuum-QRPA framework including the Gamow-Teller and first-forbidden transitions. The experimental total $\\beta$-decay half-lives for the Ni isotopes with $A\\leq$76 are described satisfactorily. The half-lives predicted from $A$=70 up to $A$=86 reveal fairly regular $A$-behaviour which results from simultaneous account for the Gamow-Teller and first-forbidden transitions. For $Z\\approx$ 28 nuclei, a suppression of the delayed neutron emission probability is found when the $N$=50 neutron closed shell is crossed. The effect originates from the high-energy first-forbidden transitions to the states outside the $Q_{\\beta} - S_n$-window in the daughter nuclei. PACS numbers: 23.40.Bw,21.60.Jz,25.30.Pt,26.30.+k

  11. Magnetostructural phase transition in electroless-plated Ni nanoarrays

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    Huang, Chun-Chao; Lo, Chih-Chieh; Tseng, Yuan-Chieh; Liu, Chien-Min; Chen, Chih [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University 1001, Ta Hsueh Road, Hsin-Chu 30010, Taiwan (China)

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ni nanoarrays were synthesized by electroless-plating and shaped by an anodic aluminum oxide template. The as-plated arrays exhibited superparamagnetic (SM) ordering resulting from nanocrystalline microstructure. Ferromagnetic (FM) ordering was found to be restored as the arrays' crystallinity was enhanced upon post-annealing. The microstructure (crystallinity) and the FM ordering are strongly coupled, revealing a magneto-structural correlation for the arrays. The magnetostructural properties of the arrays can be controlled by post-annealing, where the magnetization is proportional to the annealing temperature. The electroless-plated arrays synthesized in this work display magnetic anisotropy not found in electroplated ones. This is likely attributed to the nature of the clusterlike microstructure, whose cluster-boundaries may confine the FM rotation within the cluster. The spin-polarization was probed by x-ray magnetic circular dichroism while the arrays underwent the SM{yields}FM phase transition. The sum-rules results reveal that the total magnetization of the arrays is dominated by spin moment (m{sub spin}). The change in m{sub spin} is responsible for the SM{yields}FM phase transition upon annealing, as well as for the loss of magnetization upon temperature increase that we observed macroscopically.

  12. Insulating and metallic spin glass in Ni-doped K x Fe 2 - y Se 2 single crystals

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    Ryu, Hyejin; Abeykoon, Milinda; Wang, Kefeng; Lei, Hechang; Lazarevic, N.; Warren, J. B.; Bozin, E. S.; Popovic, Z. V.; Petrovic, C.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report electron doping effects by Ni in KxFe2-?-yNiySe?(0.06?y?1.44) single-crystal alloys. A rich ground-state phase diagram is observed. A small amount of Ni (~4%) suppressed superconductivity below 1.8 K, inducing insulating spin-glass magnetic ground state for higher Ni content. With further Ni substitution, metallic resistivity is restored. For high Ni concentration in the lattice the unit cell symmetry is high symmetry I4/mmm with no phase separation whereas both I4/m+I4/mmm space groups were detected in the phase separated crystals when concentration of Ni < Fe. The absence of superconductivity coincides with the absence of crystalline Fe vacancy order.

  13. Insulating and metallic spin glass in Ni-doped KxFe2-ySe? single crystals

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    Ryu, Hyejin; Abeykoon, Milinda; Wang, Kefeng; Lei, Hechang; Lazarevic, N.; Warren, J. B.; Bozin, E. S.; Popovic, Z. V.; Petrovic, C.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report electron doping effects by Ni in KxFe2???yNiySe? (0.06 ? y ? 1.44) single crystal alloys. A rich ground state phase diagram is observed. A small amount of Ni (~ 4%) suppressed superconductivity below 1.8 K, inducing insulating spin glass magnetic ground state for higher Ni content. With further Ni substitution, metallic resistivity is restored. For high Ni concentration in the lattice the unit cell symmetry is high symmetry I4/mmm with no phase separation whereas both I4/m + I4/mmm space groups were detected in the phase separated crystals when concentration of Ni more »with the absence of crystalline Fe vacancy order.« less

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  15. Effect of temperature and time on properties of Spark Plasma Sintered NiCuZn: Co ferrite

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    Effect of temperature and time on properties of Spark Plasma Sintered NiCuZn: Co ferrite K. Zehani hundred MHz, and a high resistivity, but the conventional sintering temperature is too high for co. EXPERIMENTAL: Powders of basic oxides Fe2O3, NiO, CuO and ZnO and Co2O3 were used for the preparation of Ni

  16. Behavior of the electroless composite films plated from a Ni-P bath with metallic dispersion of Zr and Nb powders

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    Osaka, T.; Koiwa, I.; Usuda, M.; Arai, K.; Saito, I.

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An electroless Ni-Zr-P composite film and a Ni-Nb-P composite film were plated and their heat-treating behaviors were investigated. The addition of 20g dm/sup -3/ of metallic powder resulted in a composite film that contained 21.2 weight percent (w/o) of Zr. (13.8 atom percent (a/o)), or 4.8 w/o of Nb. (2.9 a/o), respectively. Both metallic powders were dispersed uniformly throughout the film. The metallic Ni formed by the crystallization on the Ni-P matrix diffused into the metallic powders, and the amorphous Ni-Zr and Ni-Nb phases were formed by heat-treatment at 500/sup 0/ or 300/sup 0/C. Some parts of the amorphous Ni-Zr phases and the metallic Ni phases combined to form intermetallic compounds by heat-treatment at 600/sup 0/C. The nickel-rich parts of the amorphous Ni-Nb phase were converted into a metastable Ni-Nb phase (zeta phase) or a Ni-Nb solid solution by heat-treatment at 700/sup 0/C. The longer heating time at 400/sup 0/C increased the amount of the Ni-Zr amorphous phase: however, it decreased the reactivity of the amorphous Ni-Zr phase. The same heat-treatment of 400/sup 0/C did not give the considerable change on the amorphous Ni-Nb phase.

  17. (001) Oriented piezoelectric films prepared by chemical solution deposition on Ni foils

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    Yeo, Hong Goo, E-mail: hxy162@psu.edu; Trolier-McKinstry, Susan [Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States)

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Flexible metal foil substrates are useful in some microelectromechanical systems applications including wearable piezoelectric sensors or energy harvesters based on Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT) thin films. Full utilization of the potential of piezoelectrics on metal foils requires control of the film crystallographic texture. In this study, (001) oriented PZT thin films were grown by chemical solution deposition (CSD) on Ni foil and Si substrates. Ni foils were passivated using HfO{sub 2} grown by atomic layer deposition in order to suppress substrate oxidation during subsequent thermal treatment. To obtain the desired orientation of PZT film, strongly (100) oriented LaNiO{sub 3} films were integrated by CSD on the HfO{sub 2} coated substrates. A high level of (001) LaNiO{sub 3} and PZT film orientation were confirmed by X-ray diffraction patterns. Before poling, the low field dielectric permittivity and loss tangents of (001) oriented PZT films on Ni are near 780 and 0.04 at 1?kHz; the permittivity drops significantly on poling due to in-plane to out-of-plane domain switching. (001) oriented PZT film on Ni displayed a well-saturated hysteresis loop with a large remanent polarization ?36??C/cm{sup 2}, while (100) oriented PZT on Si showed slanted P-E hysteresis loops with much lower remanent polarizations. The |e{sub 31,f}| piezoelectric coefficient was around 10.6?C/m{sup 2} for hot-poled (001) oriented PZT film on Ni.

  18. Electrodeposition of Ni[sub 1[minus]x]Al[sub x] in a chloroaluminate melt

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    Moffat, T.P. (National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Materials Science and Engineering Lab.)

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The formation of Ni[sub 1[minus]x]Al[sub x] from a molten 2 AlCl[sub 3]-NaCl electrolyte containing up to 0.17 mol/liter Ni(II) has been investigated using a variety of electrochemical techniques. The standard reversible potential for Ni/Ni(II) is found to be in the range of 0.86 to 0.93 V (vs. Al). In a nickel-free electrolyte aluminum deposition on tungsten occurs via instantaneous nucleation upon an underpotential deposition aluminum layer. In contrast, bulk nickel deposition occurs by progressive formation and diffusion-limited growth of three-dimensional nuclei. The number of nickel atoms forming a critical nuclei, n[sub c], is dependent on overpotential. At potentials below 0.750 V, n[sub c] = 0 with the active sites on the electrode playing the role of critical nuclei. These sites are occupied according to first-order kinetics. At potentials above 0.7 V compact nickel deposits are obtained. As the potential is decreased below 0.6 V Ni[sub 1[minus]x]-Al[sub x] formation occurs. Between 0.6 and 0.0 V alloy composition is a function of potential. The rate of the aluminum partial reaction is first order in the Ni(II) concentration which makes alloy composition independent of Ni(II) concentration over the range investigated. Separate experiments demonstrate that aluminum underpotential deposition on nickel occurs in this potential regime. Thus, alloy formation may be envisioned as aluminum underpotential deposition proceeding simultaneously with diffusion-limited nickel deposition. The underpotential deposition reaction occurs rapidly such that the alloy composition is determined by the free energy of alloy formation. When the potential is decreased below the reversible potential of aluminum, 0.0 V, phase formation is complicated by a competition between alloy formation and overpotential driven kinetics of aluminum deposition.

  19. Characteristic losses in metals: Al, Be, and Ni

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    Madden, H.H.; Landers, R.; Kleiman, G.G. [Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Caixa Postal 6165, 13081-970 Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil] [Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Caixa Postal 6165, 13081-970 Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil; Zehner, D.M. [Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6057 (United States)] [Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6057 (United States)

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Information about the {ital occupied} portion of the surface density of states of materials can be derived from electron-excited Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), which is a standard experimental technique in most surface science laboratories. Surface sensitive experimental techniques that provide information regarding the {ital unoccupied} portion of the surface density of states are often not standard and are not so readily available. Here we explore the possibility of utilizing the same experimental equipment as in AES to derive information about the unoccupied portion of the surface density of states from a characteristic loss spectroscopy, in particular, from core-level inelastic electron-scattering spectroscopy (CLIESS). An important application of this technique is in comparative studies. CLIESS spectra from clean surfaces of aluminum, beryllium and nickel are presented. These data were taken in the first-derivative mode using the reflection of monoenergetic primary beams of 450 eV energy for Be, and 300 eV for Al and Ni. The Al and Be spectra had to be extracted from overlapping plasmon signals using synthesized plasmon spectra based on the behavior of these spectra between the elastic peak energy and the respective core level threshold energies. After applying loss-deconvolution techniques to remove secondary loss spectral distortions, integral spectra were obtained which compared well to corresponding experimental soft x-ray absorption and transmission electron-energy loss data as well as to theoretical calculations of the unoccupied density-of-states for these materials. Comparison similarities as well as some differences are discussed. Finally, in order to illustrate the potential these signals have in serving as {open_quotes}fingerprints{close_quotes} of surface chemistry, derivative metal-CLIESS curves for the three oxide surfaces of the metals are also presented. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Vacuum Society.}

  20. Synthesis of nanocrystalline aluminum matrix composites reinforced with in situ devitrified Al-Ni-La amorphous particles

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    Zhang, Zhihui H; Han, B Q; Witkin, D; Ajdelsztajn, L; Laverna, E J

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    metals, RE = rare earth metals) alloys [4] provides a newwith Al and Ni, the rare earth metal La, however, has the

  1. Effect of Surface Termination on the Electonic Properties of LaNiO? Films

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    Kumah, Divine P. [Yale Univ., Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena and Department of Applied Physics, New Haven, CT (United States); Malashevich, Andrei [Yale Univ., Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena and Department of Applied Physics, New Haven, CT (United States); Disa, Ankit S. [Yale Univ., Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena and Department of Applied Physics, New Haven, CT (United States); Arena, Dario A. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, National Synchrotron Light Source, Upton, NY (United States); Walker, Fred J. [Yale Univ., Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena and Department of Applied Physics, New Haven, CT (United States); Ismail-Beigi, Sohrab [Yale Univ., Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena and Department of Applied Physics, New Haven, CT (United States); Ahn, Charles H. [Yale Univ., Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena and Department of Applied Physics, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, New Haven, CT (United States)

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electronic and structural properties of thin LaNiO? films grown by using molecular beam epitaxy are studied as a function of the net ionic charge of the surface terminating layer. We demonstrate that electronic transport in nickelate heterostructures can be manipulated through changes in the surface termination due to a strong coupling of the surface electrostatic properties to the structural properties of the Ni—O bonds that govern electronic conduction. We observe experimentally and from first-principles theory an asymmetric response of the structural properties of the films to the sign of the surface charge, which results from a strong interplay between electrostatic and mechanical boundary conditions governing the system. The structural response results in ionic buckling in the near-surface NiO? planes for films terminated with negatively charged NiO? and bulklike NiO? planes for films terminated with positively charged LaO planes. The ability to modify transport properties by the deposition of a single atomic layer can be used as a guiding principle for nanoscale device fabrication.

  2. Effect of Surface Termination on the Electonic Properties of LaNiO? Films

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    Kumah, Divine P.; Malashevich, Andrei; Disa, Ankit S.; Arena, Dario A.; Walker, Fred J.; Ismail-Beigi, Sohrab; Ahn, Charles H.

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electronic and structural properties of thin LaNiO? films grown by using molecular beam epitaxy are studied as a function of the net ionic charge of the surface terminating layer. We demonstrate that electronic transport in nickelate heterostructures can be manipulated through changes in the surface termination due to a strong coupling of the surface electrostatic properties to the structural properties of the Ni—O bonds that govern electronic conduction. We observe experimentally and from first-principles theory an asymmetric response of the structural properties of the films to the sign of the surface charge, which results from a strong interplay betweenmore »electrostatic and mechanical boundary conditions governing the system. The structural response results in ionic buckling in the near-surface NiO? planes for films terminated with negatively charged NiO? and bulklike NiO? planes for films terminated with positively charged LaO planes. The ability to modify transport properties by the deposition of a single atomic layer can be used as a guiding principle for nanoscale device fabrication.« less

  3. Nonlinear response of ultrathin Ni films in degenerate four-photon spectroscopy

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    Kuznetsova, L P [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation); Petnikova, V M; Rudenko, K V; Shuvalov, Vladimir V [International Laser Center, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2000-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The ultrathin (17 - 25 nm thick) continuous Ni films deposited on K8 glass and ZrO{sub 2} substrates are experimentally studied. The degenerate four-photon spectroscopy showed typical resonances in the dependence of the self-diffraction efficiency on the wavelength of pump components. It is shown within the framework of the model of electronic cubic nonlinear susceptibility - taking into account the real structure of the spectrum of electronic states of Ni, its quantum-size renormalisation and spin splitting, the inter- and intraband relaxation, saturation, and the selection rules for the electronic transitions - that the electronic subsystem makes the dominant contribution to the nonlinear response of Ni films to picosecond laser pulses (20 ps long) in the 620 - 634 nm spectral range. The interband-polarisation relaxation time T{sub 2} was found to be {approx}200 fs. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)

  4. Micro-PIXE measurement of Ni distribution over supported nickel oxide catalyst

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    Ahmed, M.; Rahman, A.; Nickel, J. [King Fahd Univ., Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)] [and others

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Supported nickel oxide catalysts have a wide range of applications in petrochemical industry. This work reports the results of a micro-PIXE measurement of Ni distribution in a supported nickel oxide catalyst over individual silica base particles, 60-200 {mu}m in size. These catalysts were synthesized with 1% and 5% then calcined at 400 {degrees}C. A 2.5 MeV proton microbeam was used to scan the samples of individual grains. Two dimensional distribution maps of Ni and Si have been measured. This paper discusses the important effects of the process of calcination on the distribution of Ni. The effects of different nickel loading and other synthesis conditions will also be discussed.

  5. Importance of Size and Distribution of Ni Nanoparticles for the Hydrodeoxygenation of Microalgae Oil

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    Song, Wenji; Zhao, Chen; Lercher, Johannes A.

    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Improved synthetic approaches for preparing small-sized Ni nanoparticles (d=3 nm) supported on HBEA zeolite have been explored and compared with the traditional impregnation method. The formation of surface nickel silicate/aluminate involved in the two precipitation processes are inferred to lead to the stronger interaction between the metal and the support. The lower Brønsted acid concentrations of these two Ni/HBEA catalysts compared with the parent zeolite caused by the partial exchange of Brønsted acid sites by Ni2+ cations do not influence the hydrodeoxygenation rates, but alter the product selectivity. Higher initial rates and higher stability have been achieved with these optimized catalysts for the hydrodeoxygenation of stearic acid and microalgae oil. Small metal particles facilitate high initial catalytic activity in the fresh sample and size uniformity ensures high catalyst stability.

  6. Boron doping effects in electrochromic properties of NiO films prepared by sol-gel

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    Lou, Xianchun; Zhao, Xiujian; He, Xin [Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Ministry of Education, 122 Luoshi Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei 430070 (China)

    2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, NiO films doped with B{sub 2}O{sub 3} were first prepared by sol-gel. The effects of boron content on the structure and electrochromic properties of NiO films were studied with X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), cyclic voltammetric (CV) and UV-vis spectrophotometer, respectively. In addition, the roughness and phase of the bleached/colored were studied by atom force microscopy (AFM). B-doped prevent the crystallization of the films. The colored state transmittance could be significantly lowered when the boron added. The NiO film doped with boron exhibited a noticeable electrochromism with a variation of transmittance up to {proportional_to}60% at the wavelength range of 300-500 nm. (author)

  7. Dual-bath electrodeposition of Cu/Ni compositionally modulated multilayers

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    Haseeb, A.S.M.A.; Celis, J.P.; Roos, J.R. [Katholieke Univ. Leuven de Croylaan (Belgium). Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrodeposition of Cu/Ni compositionally modulated multilayers with sublayer thickness in the nanometer range has been carried out. The deposition was conducted under galvanostatic conditions using dual-bath technique. The structure of the multilayers was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, and conventional and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Cu/Ni multilayers with distinct and continuous sublayers in the range of 100 to < 5 nm can be produced by dual-bath electrodeposition. Cu and Ni sublayers grow epitaxially on top of one another. The local variation in the growth rate of copper leads to a faceted morphology of the multilayers. The extent of this faceting is reduced as the sublayer thickness is decreased. A surface reaction like oxidation during transfer of the substrate does not adversely affect the crystallographic continuity at the interfaces between sublayers. The thin-film formation is discussed based on available growth models.

  8. Thickness dependent exchange bias in martensitic epitaxial Ni-Mn-Sn thin films

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    Behler, Anna [IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, P.O. Box 27 01 16, 01171 Dresden (Germany) [IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, P.O. Box 27 01 16, 01171 Dresden (Germany); Department of Physics, Institute for Solid State Physics, Dresden University of Technology, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Teichert, Niclas; Auge, Alexander; Hütten, Andreas [Department of Physics, Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University, 33501 Bielefeld (Germany)] [Department of Physics, Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University, 33501 Bielefeld (Germany); Dutta, Biswanath; Hickel, Tilmann [Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, 40237 Düsseldorf (Germany)] [Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, 40237 Düsseldorf (Germany); Waske, Anja [IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, P.O. Box 27 01 16, 01171 Dresden (Germany)] [IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, P.O. Box 27 01 16, 01171 Dresden (Germany); Eckert, Jürgen [IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, P.O. Box 27 01 16, 01171 Dresden (Germany) [IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials, P.O. Box 27 01 16, 01171 Dresden (Germany); Institute of Materials Science, Dresden University of Technology, 01062 Dresden (Germany)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A thickness dependent exchange bias in the low temperature martensitic state of epitaxial Ni-Mn-Sn thin films is found. The effect can be retained down to very small thicknesses. For a Ni{sub 50}Mn{sub 32}Sn{sub 18} thin film, which does not undergo a martensitic transformation, no exchange bias is observed. Our results suggest that a significant interplay between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic regions, which is the origin for exchange bias, is only present in the martensite. The finding is supported by ab initio calculations showing that the antiferromagnetic order is stabilized in the phase.

  9. KADoNiS-$p$: The astrophysical $p$-process database

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    T. Szücs; I. Dillmann; R. Plag; Zs. Fülöp

    2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The KADoNiS-$p$ project is an online database for cross sections relevant to the $p$-process. All existing experimental data was collected and reviewed. With this contribution a user-friendly database using the KADoNiS (Karlsruhe Astrophysical Database of Nucleosynthesis in Stars) framework is launched, including all available experimental data from (p,$\\gamma$), (p,n), (p,$\\alpha$), ($\\alpha$,$\\gamma$), ($\\alpha$,n) and ($\\alpha$,p) reactions in or close to the respective Gamow window with cut-off date of August 2012 (www.kadonis.org/pprocess).

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

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

    2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Study of $^{64}$Ni+$^{132}$Sn Fusion with Density Constrained TDHF Formalism

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    A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

    2007-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We study fusion reactions of the $^{64}$Ni+$^{132}$Sn system using the recently introduced density constrained time-dependent Hartree-Fock formalism. In this formalism the fusion barriers are directly obtained from TDHF dynamics. In addition, we incorporate the entrance channel alignment of the deformed (oblate) $^{64}$Ni nucleus due to dynamical Coulomb excitation. We discuss the influence of particle transfer and other dynamical effects on the fusion cross sections. Calculated cross sections are in very good agreement with data and other calculations.

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

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

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Structural transformations in Mn{sub 2}NiGa due to residual stress

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    Singh, Sanjay; Maniraj, M.; D'Souza, S. W.; Barman, S. R. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001 (India); Ranjan, R. [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)

    2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Powder x-ray diffraction study of Mn{sub 2}NiGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy shows the existence of a 7M monoclinic modulated structure at room temperature (RT). The structure of Mn{sub 2}NiGa is found to be highly dependent on residual stress. For higher stress, the structure is tetragonal at RT, and for intermediate stress it is 7M monoclinic. However, only when the stress is considerably relaxed, the structure is cubic, as is expected at RT since the martensitic transition temperature is 230 K.

  14. Contact-induced spin polarization in BNNT(CNT)/TM (TM=Co, Ni) nanocomposites

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    Kuzubov, Alexander A. [Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk 660041 (Russian Federation); L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk 660036 (Russian Federation); Siberian State Technological University, Krasnoyarsk 660049 (Russian Federation); Kovaleva, Evgenia A., E-mail: kovaleva.evgeniya1991@mail.ru; Avramov, Paul; Kuklin, Artem V.; Mikhaleva, Natalya S.; Tomilin, Felix N. [Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk 660041 (Russian Federation); L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk 660036 (Russian Federation); Sakai, Seiji; Entani, Shiro; Matsumoto, Yoshihiro; Naramoto, Hiroshi [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakata Shirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-1195 (Japan)

    2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The interaction between carbon and BN nanotubes (NT) and transition metal Co and Ni supports was studied using electronic structure calculations. Several configurations of interfaces were considered, and the most stable ones were used for electronic structure analysis. All NT/Co interfaces were found to be more energetically favorable than NT/Ni, and conductive carbon nanotubes demonstrate slightly stronger bonding than semiconducting ones. The presence of contact-induced spin polarization was established for all nanocomposites. It was found that the contact-induced polarization of BNNT leads to the appearance of local conductivity in the vicinity of the interface while the rest of the nanotube lattice remains to be insulating.

  15. KADoNiS-$p$: The astrophysical $p$-process database

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    Szücs, T; Plag, R; Fülöp, Zs

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The KADoNiS-$p$ project is an online database for cross sections relevant to the $p$-process. All existing experimental data was collected and reviewed. With this contribution a user-friendly database using the KADoNiS (Karlsruhe Astrophysical Database of Nucleosynthesis in Stars) framework is launched, including all available experimental data from (p,$\\gamma$), (p,n), (p,$\\alpha$), ($\\alpha$,$\\gamma$), ($\\alpha$,n) and ($\\alpha$,p) reactions in or close to the respective Gamow window with cut-off date of August 2012 (www.kadonis.org/pprocess).

  16. Modeling and Characterization of the Magnetocaloric Effect in Ni2MnGa Materials

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    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

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Preparation and characterization of nanodiamond cores coated with a thin Ni-Zn-P alloy film

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    Wang Rui; Ye Weichun; Ma Chuanli [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, 730000 Lanzhou (China); Wang Chunming [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, 730000 Lanzhou (China)], E-mail: wangcm@lzu.edu.cn

    2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanodiamond cores coated with a thin Ni-Zn-P alloy film were prepared by an electroless deposition method under the conditions of tin chloride sensitization and palladium chloride activation. The prepared materials were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The nanostructure of the materials was then characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The alloy film composition was characterized by Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis. The results indicated the approximate composition 49.84%Ni-37.29%Zn-12.88%P was obtained.

  18. Effect of ethylenediamine on the electrodeposition of Ni-Fe alloys

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    Harris, T.M.; Wilson, J.L.; Bleakley, M. [Univ. of Tulsa, OK (United States). Dept. of Chemistry] [Univ. of Tulsa, OK (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

    1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ethylenediamine (EDA) greatly affects the phenomenon of anomalous codeposition observed in the nickel-iron electrodeposition system. EDA increases the Ni/Fe ratio of the deposit when the bath is chloride based and the pH is at least 5. Ion microprobe analysis indicates that EDA is incorporated in the deposit. It is hypothesized that EDA adsorbs on the deposit surface and serves as a bridge for Ni{sup 2+} deposition in preference to that for Fe{sup 2+}, which forms less stable complexes with EDA. Chloride ion in the bath is necessary for the adsorption of EDA, and thus the relative increase in the nickel deposition rate.

  19. Electrodeposition of Cu/Fe{sub 20}Ni{sub 80} magnetic multilayers

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    Chassaing, E.; Nallet, P.; Trichet, M.F. [CNRS, Vitry-sur-Seine (France). Centre d`Etudes de Chimie Metallurgique

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrodeposition conditions have been studied in order to prepare Cu/Fe{sub 20}Ni{sub 80} multilayers by the pulse potential method using a single electrolyte. Individual layer thicknesses ranged between 0.5 and 3 nm. Up to 40 bilayers were electrodeposited either on copper or glass plate substrates. Grazing angle X-ray diffraction showed good coherency between the layers. A magnetic coupling between FeNi layers has been observed with a magnetoresistance ratio of 2% at 2 kOe and 77 K.

  20. Investigation of shear-banding mechanism in fully dense nanocrystalline Ni sheet

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    Zhu Rongtao [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210009 (China); Zhou Jianqiu, E-mail: zhouj@njut.edu.cn [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210009 (China); Li Xinbo; Jiang Hua; Ling Xiang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210009 (China)

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Evolution of shear banding in fully dense electrodeposited nanocrystalline Ni was successfully monitored by using a digital image correlation technique under a quasi-static uniaxial tensile load. To investigate the microscopic physical mechanism of the shear banding, in-situ tensile testing for the nanocrystalline Ni sample was conducted in a transmission electron microscope and fracture surface of the sample was examined by field emission scanning electron microscope. The results suggest that grain boundary migration based on atomic diffusion is a main carrier of the shear banding.

  1. An experimental and modeling study of isothermal charge/discharge behavior of commercial NiMH cells

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    ­MH) battery model is applied in conjunction with experimental characterization. Important geometric parameters and incorporated in the model. The kinetic parameters of the oxygen evolution reaction are also characterized using and discharge. The Ni electrode kinetic parameters are re-calibrated for the battery studied. The Ni­MH cell

  2. Effects of rhenium alloying on the microstructures and mechanical properties of directionally solidified NiAl-Mo eutectic alloy

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    Misra, A.; Wu, Z.L.; Gibala, R. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Low ductility of the reinforcing bcc metal phase at room temperature and weak interfaces can limit the intrinsic toughness and ductility of NiAl-bcc metal eutectic composites. The potential of rhenium (Re) addition, which is known to solid solution soften and lower the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature of various bcc metals, to enhance the ductility and toughness of a directionally solidified NiAl-9 at.% Mo eutectic alloy was investigated. Re partitioned to the bcc metal phase and formed a substitutional solid solution. The interface morphology was changed from a faceted to a non-faceted one. Re alloying caused softening of the Mo fibers, and as a result NiAl-Mo(Re) alloys were softer in compression and flexure and had {approximately}20% higher fracture toughness values as compared to the transverse orientation toughness of NiAl-9Mo alloy. The toughness of the NiAl-Mo(Re) alloys was lower than the longitudinal orientation toughness of the NiAl-9Mo alloy due to the poor alignment of the Mo(Re) phase with the growth direction. The toughening mechanisms have been evaluated and schemes for processing NiAl-Mo(Re) alloys for higher toughness in the longitudinal orientation are suggested. The role of the residual interstitial impurities and partitioning of Ni and Al to Mo fibers on the mechanical properties are highlighted.

  3. EFFECT OF THERMAL TREATMENT ON MOSSBAUER SPECTRA IN Fe"Ni INVAR ALLOYS T. Takeda and S. Komura

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    EFFECT OF THERMAL TREATMENT ON MOSSBAUER SPECTRA IN Fe"Ni INVAR ALLOYS T. Takeda and S. Komura Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan Many Mossbauer studies was measured in Fej Ni alloys in order to study whether atomic ordering exists or not. The Mossbauer effect

  4. Master of Science project in advanced computational material physics Electrical conductivity of the correlated metal LaNiO3

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    Hellsing, Bo

    Master of Science project in advanced computational material physics Electrical conductivity of the correlated metal LaNiO3 Lanthanum nickelate, LaNiO3, belongs to the class of materials named strongly correlated metals. Several properties of these materials can not be understood based on standard

  5. Enhanced Li+ ion transport in LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 through Control...

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    Li+ ion transport in LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 through Control of Site Disorder. Enhanced Li+ ion transport in LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 through Control of Site Disorder. Abstract: High voltage spinel...

  6. Shape memory response and microstructural evolution of a severe plastically deformed high temperature shape memory alloy (NiTiHf) 

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    Simon, Anish Abraham

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    by other means. We have used Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE), hot rolling and marforming to strengthen the 49.8Ni-42.2Ti-8Hf (in at. %) material and to introduce desired texture to overcome these problems in NiTiHf alloys. ECAE offers the advantage...

  7. 1600 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 22, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2007 Solar Battery Chargers for NiMH Batteries

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    Lehman, Brad

    1600 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 22, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2007 Solar Battery Chargers for NiMH Batteries Florent Boico, Brad Lehman, Member, IEEE, and Khalil Shujaee Abstract--This paper proposes new solar battery chargers for NiMH batteries. First, it is shown that existing charge

  8. Loading rate dependency of maximum nanoindentation depth in nano-grained NiTi shape memory alloy

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    Sun, Qing-Ping

    of loading rate on nanoindentation depth for nano-grained polycrystalline superelastic (SE) NiTi SMA superelastic NiTi polycrystalline sheets were purchased from Memory Applications Inc. (USA). With X temperature (T=23 °C). To avoid plastic deformation under the tip, two spherical diamond tips with radii of R

  9. Phase equilibria of an Al0.5CrFeCoNiCu High Entropy Alloy

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    Jones, N. G.; Frezza, A.; Stone, H. J.

    2014-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    /Co/Fe with Cr exhibit multiphase regions, the solubility of Cr in each Ni/Co/Fe binary solid solutions at elevated temperatures is always significant [22,34–36]. The Fig. 4. BSEI micrographs of Al0.5CrFeCoNiCu following 1000 h heat treatment at (a) 700 1C, (b...

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

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    Kalaantari, Haamun

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    T. Nishizawa, K. Ishida, Co-Ni (Cobalt-Nickel). In: BinaryOhio, 1990, pp. [92] H. Okamoto, Co-Ga (Cobalt-Gallium). In:23 Fig. 14. DSC curve of Co-23.5at%Ni-30at%Ga (a) and

  11. Bending properties of epoxy resin matrix composites filled with NiMnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy powders

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    Bending properties of epoxy resin matrix composites filled with Ni­Mn­Ga ferromagnetic shape memory­Mn­Ga Composite materials Mechanical properties Microstructure Two types of epoxy resin matrix composites filled­Mn­Ga epoxy resin composites were reported, yet the bending property of Ni­Mn­Ga-polymer smart composites has

  12. Simulations on the effects of confinement and Ni-catalysis on the formation of tubular fullerene structures from peapod precursors

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Simulations on the effects of confinement and Ni-catalysis on the formation of tubular fullerene April 2007 We applied the recently developed reactive force field ReaxFF to study the dynamics buckyballs. This barrier is lowered by 40% with the aid of Ni-catalysis. This research can help the community

  13. Laser annealing of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films to locally induce shape memory properties

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    Laser annealing of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films to locally induce shape memory the results of a crystallization study on NiTi shape memory thin films in which amorphous films are annealed by a scanning laser. This technique has the advantage that shape memory properties can be spatially distributed

  14. Precipitation and Thermal Fatigue in Ni-Ti-Zr Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films by Combinatorial nanoCalorimetry

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    1 Precipitation and Thermal Fatigue in Ni-Ti-Zr Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films by Combinatorial nano Mongolia University of Technology Hohhot 010051, China Abstract: Thin-film samples of Ni-Ti-Zr shape memory the composition and the stress state of the shape memory phase. Thermal fatigue behavior, induced by thermal

  15. Direct Measurement of the Nanoscale Mechanical Properties of NiTi Shape Memory Gordon A. Shaw1

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    Crone, Wendy C.

    Direct Measurement of the Nanoscale Mechanical Properties of NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Gordon A. Shaw.S.A. ABSTRACT The mechanical properties of sputter-deposited NiTi shape memory alloy thin films ranging the findings, which suggest that the substrate tends block the shape memory effect as film thickness decreases

  16. Synthesis, structural and magnetic characterisation of nanocrystalline nickel ferrite NiFe2O4 obtained by reactive milling

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Synthesis, structural and magnetic characterisation of nanocrystalline nickel ferrite ­ NiFe2O4-Napoca, Romania Abstract Nanocrystalline nickel ferrite (NiFe2O4) has been synthesized from a stoichiometric. The particles size distribution was analyzed using a laser particle size analyser. The nickel ferrite begins

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

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    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

  18. Corrosion Protection of Steel Using Nonanomalous Ni-Zn-P Basker Veeraraghavan,* Bala Haran,** Swaminatha P. Kumaraguru,*

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    Popov, Branko N.

    Corrosion Protection of Steel Using Nonanomalous Ni-Zn-P Coatings Basker Veeraraghavan,* Bala Haran on the corrosion resistance of the final deposit. Coatings with 16.2 wt % Zn were found to display a potential of 0 of the coating and the surface morphology. Corrosion studies in corroding media show that Ni-Zn-P coatings

  19. Structural, optical, and electrical properties of NiO-In composite films deposited by radio frequency cosputtering

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    Chen, Sheng-Chi, E-mail: chensc@mail.mcut.edu.tw; Wen, Chao-Kuang; Lin, Yu-Chin; Chen, Cong-Da [Department of Materials Engineering and Center for Thin Film Technologies and Applications, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taipei 243, Taiwan (China); Kuo, Tsung-Yen; Lin, Hsin-Chih [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In-doped NiO films with indium concentrations ranging from 0 to 30.3 at. % were deposited on glass substrates to investigate corresponding structural, optical, and electrical property variations. The x-ray diffraction patterns show that all films display only NiO peaks. When In atoms were added to NiO films, the NiO peaks shifted to lower angles, indicating that the lattice parameters of the films increased due to the larger In ions substituting for the smaller Ni ions. An electrical resistivity (?) too high to be measured occurred when the indium concentration in the NiO film was less than 15.6 at. %. The ? value dropped significantly to 0.06 ?·cm as the indium concentration increased to 26.9 at. %. Upon further raising the In to 30.3 at. %, the ? value decreased further to 0.01 ?·cm. All the In-doped NiO films showed n-type conduction. The transmittance of undoped NiO film is as high as 96%. On raising the indium concentration to 15.6, 19.9, 26.9, and 30.3 at. %, the transmittances decreased further to 68%, 62%, 57%, and 47%, respectively. Introducing higher In concentrations improved the films’ thermal stability of electrical resistivity.

  20. Stabilization of hexagonal close-packed metallic nickel for alumina-supported systems prepared from Ni(II) glycinate

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    Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Vicente [Laboratoire de Reactivite de Surface (UMR 7609 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Marceau, Eric [Laboratoire de Reactivite de Surface (UMR 7609 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)], E-mail: eric.marceau@upmc.fr; Beaunier, Patricia [Laboratoire de Reactivite de Surface (UMR 7609 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Che, Michel [Laboratoire de Reactivite de Surface (UMR 7609 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Institut Universitaire de France (France); Train, Cyrille [Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique et Materiaux Moleculaires (UMR 7071 CNRS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)

    2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The decomposition in flowing argon of the neutral complex [Ni{sup II}(glycinate){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}] leads to a mixture of face-centered cubic (fcc) and hexagonal close-packed (hcp) metallic nickel. The latter is the main phase when the Ni(II) complex is supported on alumina. Unlike most hexagonal Ni phases described earlier, and similar to hexagonal Ni{sub 3}C, the unit cell parameters (a=0.2493 and c=0.4084nm) lead to Ni-Ni distances equal to those encountered in fcc Ni. TEM shows that the nanoparticles are protected by graphite layers, whose elimination by heating in hydrogen results in transformation to the fcc phase and crystal growth. Magnetic measurements provide evidence of the coexistence of superparamagnetic and ferromagnetic nanoparticles. This result is in line with the broad size distribution observed by TEM and is interpreted on the basis of the metallic character of hcp Ni particles.

  1. Thermal Expansion, Heat Capacity, and Thermal Conductivity of Nickel Ferrite (NiFe[subscript 2]O[subscript 4])

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    Nelson, Andrew T.

    Nickel ferrite (NiFe[subscript 2]O[subscript 4]) is a major constituent of the corrosion deposits formed on the exterior of nuclear fuel cladding tubes during operation. NiFe[subscript 2]O[subscript 4] has attracted much ...

  2. Effects of thermo-mechanical treatment on the shape memory behavior of NiTi and CoNiAl alloys

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    Karaca, Haluk Ersin

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    to understand the martensitic transformations and control the microstructure the phase diagrams are essential. Hence the physical properties of materials are strongly correlated with compositions and phases. Figure 1.3.1 shows the phase diagram of Ni... active that it easily combines with oxygen and carbon at high temperatures. The order-disorder transition temperature is at 1090?C as indicated by dotted line on the phase diagram [13]. As it can be deduced from the phase diagram, the composition range...

  3. Induced spin-polarization of EuS at room temperature in Ni/EuS multilayers

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    Poulopoulos, P., E-mail: poulop@upatras.gr [Laboratory of High-Tech Materials, School of Engineering, University of Patras, 26504 Patras (Greece); Materials Science Department, University of Patras, 26504 Patras (Greece); Goschew, A.; Straub, A.; Fumagalli, P. [Institut für Experimentalphysik, Freie Universität Berlin, Arnimallee 14, D-14195 Berlin-Dahlem (Germany); Kapaklis, V.; Wolff, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala (Sweden); Delimitis, A. [Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki (Greece); Wilhelm, F.; Rogalev, A. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), B.P.220, 38043 Grenoble (France); Pappas, S. D. [Laboratory of High-Tech Materials, School of Engineering, University of Patras, 26504 Patras (Greece); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala (Sweden)

    2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Ni/EuS multilayers with excellent multilayer sequencing are deposited via e-beam evaporation on the native oxide of Si(100) wafers at 4?×?10{sup ?9} millibars. The samples have very small surface and interface roughness and show sharp interfaces. Ni layers are nanocrystalline 4–8?nm thick and EuS layers are 2–4?nm thick and are either amorphous or nanocrystalline. Unlike for Co/EuS multilayers, all Eu ions are in divalent (ferromagnetic) state. We show a direct antiferromagnetic coupling between EuS and Ni layers. At room temperature, the EuS layers are spin-polarized due to the proximity of Ni. Therefore, Ni/EuS is a candidate for room-temperature spintronics applications.

  4. Microstructure and XRD analysis of brazing joint for duplex stainless steel using a Ni-Si-B filler metal

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    Yuan Xinjian [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Yun Kang, Chung, E-mail: Kangcy@pusan.ac.kr [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Myung Bok [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, 609-735 (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Brazing of a nitrogen-containing duplex stainless steel was preformed using a nickel-based filler metal (Ni-4.5wt.%, Si-3.2wt.%, B). The microstructure of the brazed joint was investigated using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectrometry, electron probe microanalyzer, and layer-by-layer X-ray diffraction analysis. The results indicated that before completion of isothermal solidification, BN, Ni{sub 3}B and Ni{sub 3}Si precipitates formed at the interface, in the athermally solidified zone and isothermally solidified zone, respectively. After isothermal solidification, only {gamma}-Ni phase appeared in the brazed interlayer. The appearance of hardness peak values in the athermally solidified zone and the interface most probably corresponded to the formation of Ni{sub 3}B and BN, respectively.

  5. Effect of annealing temperature on the contact properties of Ni/V/4H-SiC structure

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    Dai, Chong-Chong; Zhou, Tian-Yu [Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China) [Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Liu, Xue-Chao, E-mail: xcliu@mail.sic.ac.cn; Zhuo, Shi-Yi; Kong, Hai-Kuan; Yang, Jian-Hua; Shi, Er-Wei [Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)] [Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A sandwich structure of Ni/V/4H-SiC was prepared and annealed at different temperatures from 650?°C to 1050?°C. The electrical properties and microstructures were characterized by transmission line method, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. A low specific contact resistance of 3.3 × 10{sup -5} ?·cm{sup 2} was obtained when the Ni/V contact was annealed at 1050?°C for 2 min. It was found that the silicide changed from Ni{sub 3}Si to Ni{sub 2}Si with increasing annealing temperature, while the vanadium compounds appeared at 950?°C and their concentration increased at higher annealing temperature. A schematic diagram was proposed to explain the ohmic contact mechanism of Ni/V/4H-SiC structure.

  6. NiO nanowall array prepared by a hydrothermal synthesis method and its enhanced electrochemical performance for lithium ion batteries

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    Cao, F., E-mail: caofenghz@126.com [Department of Chemistry, Huzhou Teachers College, Huzhou, 313000 (China); Pan, G.X.; Tang, P.S.; Chen, H.F. [Department of Chemistry, Huzhou Teachers College, Huzhou, 313000 (China)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Self-supported NiO nanowall array is fabricated by a facile hydrothermal synthesis method and exhibits noticeable Li ion battery performance with good cycle life and high capacity. Highlights: ? NiO nanowall array is prepared by a hydrothermal synthesis method. ? NiO nanowall array with high capacity as anode material for Li ion battery. ? Nanowall array structure is favorable for fast ion/electron transfer. - Abstract: Free-standing quasi-single-crystalline NiO nanowall array is successfully fabricated via a simple hydrothermal synthesis method. The as-prepared NiO film exhibits a highly porous nanowall structure composed of many interconnected nanoflakes with thicknesses of ?20 nm. The NiO nanowalls arrange vertically to the substrate resulting in the formation of extended porous net-like structure with pores of 30–300 nm. As anode material for lithium ion batteries, the quasi-single-crystalline NiO nanowall array exhibits pretty good electrochemical performances with high capacity, weaker polarization, higher coulombic efficiency and better cycling performance as compared to the dense polycrystalline NiO film. The quasi-single-crystalline NiO nanowall array presents an initial coulombic efficiency of 76% and good cycling life with a capacity of 564 mAh g{sup ?1} at 0.5 A g{sup ?1} after 50 cycles, higher than that of the dense polycrystalline NiO film (358 mAh g{sup ?1}). The enhanced performance is due to the unique nanowall array structure providing faster ion/electron transport and better morphological stability.

  7. 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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    Lahr, David Louis

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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) ...

  8. Crystallographic, magnetic, and electronic structures of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys Ni{sub 2}XGa (X=Mn,Fe,Co) from first-principles calculations

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    Bai, J. [Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials (MOE), Northeastern University, 110004 Shenyang (China); LETAM, CNRS FRE 3143 (former UMR 7078), University of Metz, 57045 Metz (France); Raulot, J. M.; Zhang, Y. D.; Esling, C. [LETAM, CNRS FRE 3143 (former UMR 7078), University of Metz, 57045 Metz (France); Zhao, X.; Zuo, L. [Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials (MOE), Northeastern University, 110004 Shenyang (China)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The crystallographic, magnetic and electronic structures of the ferromagnetic shape memory alloys Ni{sub 2}XGa (X=Mn, Fe, and Co), are systematically investigated by means of the first-principles calculations within the framework of density functional theory using the VIENNA AB INITIO SOFTWARE PACKAGE. The lattice parameters of both austenitic and martensitic phases in Ni{sub 2}MnGa have been calculated. The formation energies of the cubic phase of Ni{sub 2}XGa are estimated, and show a destabilization tendency if Mn atom is substituted by Fe or Co. From Ni{sub 2}MnGa to Ni{sub 2}CoGa, the down spin total density of states (DOS) at Fermi level is gradually increasing, whereas that of the up spin part remains almost unchanged. This is the main origin of the difference of the magnetic moment in these alloys. The partial DOS is dominated by the Ni and Mn 3d states in the bonding region below E{sub F}. There are two bond types existing in Ni{sub 2}XGa: one is between neighboring Ni atoms in Ni{sub 2}MnGa; the other is between Ni and X atoms in Ni{sub 2}FeGa and Ni{sub 2}CoGa alloys.

  9. Structural aspects of glass-formation in Ni-Nb melts

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    Holland-Moritz, D.; Yang, F.; Gegner, J.; Meyer, A. [Institut für Materialphysik im Weltraum, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), 51170 Köln (Germany); Hansen, T. [Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), 38042 Grenoble (France); Ruiz-Martín, M. D. [Grup de Caracterització de Materials, Departament de Física i Enginyeria Nuclear, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain); Institut für Materialphysik im Weltraum, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), 51170 Köln (Germany)

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on investigations of the static structure factors of glass-forming Ni{sub 59.5}Nb{sub 40.5} alloy melts by combination of the containerless processing technique of electrostatic levitation with neutron diffraction. By application of the isotopic substitution method, the full set of partial structure factors was determined. The short-range order in liquid Ni{sub 59.5}Nb{sub 40.5} is characterized by a large nearest neighbor coordination number of Z{sub NN}?=?14.3 and a chemical short-range order with an affinity for the formation of heterogeneous Nb-Ni nearest neighbors. The structure factors observed here in the liquid state closely resemble those reported for amorphous Nb-Ni solids. The comparison with earlier results on the short-range structure in Zr-based glass-forming melts suggests that a large local density of packing, chemical order, and structural frustration are, amongst others, common structural properties of these metallic glass-forming systems, which favor glass-formation.

  10. The importance of 56Ni in shaping the light curves of type II supernovae

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    Nakar, Ehud; Katz, Boaz

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    What intrinsic properties shape the light curves of Type II supernovae (SNe)? To address this question we derive observational measures that are robust (i.e., insensitive to detailed radiative transfer) and constrain the contribution from 56Ni, as well as a combination of the ejecta mass, progenitor radius, and explosion energy. By applying our methods to a sample of type II SNe from the literature we find that 56Ni contribution is often significant. It is typically the source of about 20% of the radiated energy during the photospheric phase, and in extreme cases it even dominates. We find that the 56Ni relative contribution is anti-correlated with the luminosity decline rate, while it is not significantly correlated with other properties of the light curve. When added to other clues, this in turn suggests that the flat plateaus often observed in type II SNe are not a generic feature of the cooling envelope emission, and that without 56Ni many of the SNe that are classified as II-P would have shown a decline ...

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

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    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

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

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    Miller, Thomas F.

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. Investigation of surface endothelialization on biomedical nitinol (NiTi) alloy: Effects of surface micropatterning combined

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    Lee, James

    Investigation of surface endothelialization on biomedical nitinol (NiTi) alloy: Effects of surface and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA c Department of Physics and Astronomy alloy surfaces was systematically investigated. Our study focuses on elucidating the effects of surface

  14. In-situ observation of the energy dependence of defect production in Cu and Ni

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    King, W.E.; Merkel, K.L.; Baily, A.C.; Haga, K.; Meshii, M.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The damage function, the average number of Frenkel pairs created as a function of lattice atom recoil energy, was investigated in Cu and Ni using in-situ electrical-resistivity damage-rate measurements in the high-voltage electron micrscope (HVEM) at T < 10K. Electron and proton irradiations were performed in-situ on the same polycrystalline specimens using the Argonne National Laboratory HVEM-Ion Beam Interface. Both Ni and Cu exhibit a sharp rise in the damage function above the minimum threshold energy (approx. 18 eV for Cu and approx. 20 eV for Ni) as displacements in the low-threshold energy regions of the threshold energy surface become possible. A plateau is observed for both materials (0.54 Frenkel pairs for Cu and 0.46 Frenkel pairs for Ni) indicating that no further directions become productive until much higher recoil energies. These damage functions show strong deviations from simple theoretical models, such as the Modified Kinchin-Pease damage function. The results are discussed in terms of the mechanisms of defect production that govern the single-displacement regime of the damage function and are compared with results from recent molecular-dynamics simulations.

  15. Trying to make the connection: soil Ni speciation and plant accumulation. (S02-mcnearjr.415428-oral)

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Trying to make the connection: soil Ni speciation and plant accumulation. (S02-mcnearjr.415428-oral. To ascertain the effect of soil speciation on plant accumulation, a combination of micro-XRF, micro accumulation will help when making decisions as to how to remediate a site enriched with heavy metals. Speaker

  16. BETA DECAY STUDIES OF 69Ni AND 58V: DEVELOPMENT OF SUBSHELL GAPS WITHIN THE

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    Mantica, Paul F.

    BETA DECAY STUDIES OF 69Ni AND 58V: DEVELOPMENT OF SUBSHELL GAPS WITHIN THE N = 28 - 50 SHELL of the requirements for the Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Department of Chemistry 2001 #12;ABSTRACT BETA DECAY for neutron-rich nuclides within the N = 28 ; 50 shell were investigated. A conventional beta detection system

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

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    Liu, Chain T. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Mechanical and microstructural response of Ni sub 3 Al at high strain rate and elevated temperatures

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    Sizek, H.W.; Gray, G.T. III.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, the effect of strain rate and temperature on the substructure evolution and mechanical response of Ni{sub 3}Al will be presented. The strain rate response of Ni{sub 3}Al was studied at strain rates from 10{sup {minus}3} s{sup {minus}1} (quasi-static) to 10{sup 4} s{sup {minus}1} using a Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar. The Hopkinson Bar tests were conducted at temperatures ranging from 77K to 1273K. At high strain rates the flow strength increased significantly with increasing temperature, similar to the behavior observed at quasi-static rates. The work hardening rates increased with strain rate and varied with temperatures. The work hardening rates, appeared to be significantly higher than those found for Ni270. The substructure evolution was characterized utilizing TEM. The defect generation and rate sensitivity of Ni{sub 3}Al are also discussed as a function of strain rate and temperature. 15 refs., 4 figs.

  19. Research papers Distribution of platinum-group and chalcophile elements in the Aguablanca NiCu

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    -group elements Aguablanca Laser ablation Base-metal sulfides Pyrite The concentrations of platinum-group elements (PGE) and chalcophile elements Ni, Co, Au, Ag, Se, Re, Cd, Bi, Te and As have been determined by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP- MS) in base metal sulfide minerals (BMS

  20. Ni3Al-based alloys for die and tool application

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

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Effect of ausforming via severe plastic deformation on shape memory behavior of NiTi

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    Kulkarni, Ajay V.

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, Thermomechanical properties of Ti-50.8 and 50.7 at% Ni alloy severely deformed using Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE) are investigated. The aim of this study is to reveal the effects of severe plastic deformation on shape memory...

  2. Production of Cu-Al-Ni Shape Memory Alloys by Mechanical Alloy

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    Goegebakan, Musa; Soguksu, Ali Kemal; Uzun, Orhan; Dogan, Ali [Department of Physics, Faculty of Art and Science, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, 46000 (Turkey); Department of Physics, Faculty of Art and Science, GaziOsmanpasa University, Tokat (Turkey)

    2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The mechanical alloying technique has been used to produce shape memory Cu83Al13Ni4 alloy. The structure and thermal properties were examined by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The morphology of the surface suggests the presence of martensite.

  3. Crystallization kinetics of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films

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    Crystallization kinetics of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films Xi Wang, Joost J. Vlassak rights reserved. Keywords: Shape memory alloy thin films; Crystallization kinetics; Activation energy; Grain size 1. Introduction Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are active materials that derive their unique

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

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

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Sliding Wear of Nanocrystalline Ni-W: Structural Evolution and the Apparent Breakdown of Archard Scaling

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    Rupert, Timothy J.

    Sliding wear of nanocrystalline Ni–W alloys with grain sizes of 3–47 nm, a range which spans the transition in deformation mechanisms from intra- to inter-granular, has been studied through pin-on-disk wear testing. The ...

  6. Microstructure and mechanical behavior of ultrafine-grained Ni processed by different powder metallurgy methods

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    a Ni nanopowder by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and spark plasma sintering (SPS). The microstructure of sintering), e.g., in spark plasma sintering (SPS), where the consolidation is assisted by electric current step. The ultrafine-grained microstructures obtained by powder sintering are less textured compared

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

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    Petta, Jason

    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

  8. Microscopic model for the magnetic subsystem in HoNi2B2C

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    Kalatsky, VA; Pokrovsky, Valery L.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate that the system of localized magnetic moments in HoNi2B2C can be described by the four-positional clock model. This model, at a proper choice of the coupling constants, yields several metamagnetic phases in magnetic field at zero...

  9. 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

  10. Microscopic model for the magnetic subsystem in HoNi2B2C 

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    Kalatsky, VA; Pokrovsky, Valery L.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate that the system of localized magnetic moments in HoNi2B2C can be described by the four-positional clock model. This model, at a proper choice of the coupling constants, yields several metamagnetic phases in magnetic field at zero...

  11. Constraints on explosive silicon burning in core-collapse supernovae from measured Ni/Fe ratios

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    Jerkstrand, A; Magkotsios, G; Sim, S A; Fransson, C; Spyromilio, J; Heger, A; Müller, B; Sollerman, J; Smartt, S J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements of explosive nucleosynthesis yields in core-collapse supernovae provide tests for explosion models. We investigate constraints on explosive conditions derivable from measured amounts of nickel and iron after radioactive decays using nucleosynthesis networks with parameterized thermodynamic trajectories. The Ni/Fe ratio is for most regimes dominated by the production ratio of 58Ni/(54Fe + 56Ni), which tends to grow with higher neutron excess and with higher entropy. For SN 2012ec, a supernova that produced a Ni/Fe ratio of $3.4\\pm1.2$ times solar, we find that burning of a fuel with neutron excess $\\eta \\approx 6\\times 10^{-3}$ is required. Unless the progenitor metallicity is over 5 times solar, the only layer in the progenitor with such a neutron excess is the silicon shell. Supernovae producing large amounts of stable nickel thus suggest that this deep-lying layer can be, at least partially, ejected in the explosion. We find that common spherically symmetric models of $M_{\\rm ZAMS} \\lesssim 13$...

  12. Point defects and high temperature creep of NiO single crystals (*) J. Cabrera-Cano

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    durations between 1 h and 18 h have been used, depending on temperature creep test, with no influence on mL-119 Point defects and high temperature creep of NiO single crystals (*) J. Cabrera MPa-150 MPa. Oxygen partial pressures were varied between 10-5 atm. and air. The steady state creep

  13. A STUDY OF FERRITIC WELD DEPOSITS IN Fe-9Ni STEEL

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    Mahin, K.W.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the Welding of 9% Nickel Steel: Research in the U.S. andWELD DEPOSITS IN Fe-9Ni STEEL K. W. Mahin and J. W. Morris,1977). F. H. lang: Ferritic Steel Welcl'ing 3,218,432 (

  14. The study of threshold behaviour of effective potential for $^{6}$Li+$^{58,64}$Ni systems

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    M. Biswas; Subinit Roy; M. Sinha; M. K. Pradhan; A. Mukherjee; P. Basu; H. Majumdar; K. Ramachandran; A. Shrivastava

    2008-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The elastic scattering for $^6$Li+$^{64}$Ni system was measured in the bombarding energy range of 13 MeV $\\leq$ $E_{lab}$ $\\leq$ 26 MeV. A phenomenological optical model analysis was performed and the behaviour of the surface strengths of the potential components with decreasing energy was extracted. A further analysis of the measured angular distributions, along with the existing data for $^6$Li+$^{58}$Ni, was performed with two different model potentials - one with the folded potential normalized with a complex factor (OMP1) and the other with a {\\it hybrid} potential composed of a renormalized folded real and a phenomenological imaginary (OMP2) potential components - were used in the calculation. All the model potentials predict similar energy dependent behaviour for the interaction potential around the barrier. The observed energy dependence of the strengths of the real and imaginary potentials corroborate with the dispersion relation prediction for both the $^6$Li+$^{64}$Ni and $^6$Li+$^{58}$Ni systems. Though the evidence of breakup is distinct in the energy variation of the potential strengths, close to the barrier the variation is more in the line of conventional threshold anomaly. Also the threshold behaviour of the interaction potential does not indicate any distinct isotopic dependence.

  15. Quantitative texture analysis of free-standing electrodeposited Cu- and Ni-line patterns

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    Pantleon, Karen [Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet Building 204, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)]. E-mail: pantleon@ipl.dtu.dk; Somers, Marcel A.J. [Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet Building 204, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)

    2004-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Free-standing line patterns of Cu and Ni were manufactured by applying photo-lithography and subsequent electrodeposition on glass wafers covered with either a polycrystalline Au-layer or an X-ray amorphous Ni-P layer. Several pattern geometries varying in line width, line separation and line length were studied by X-ray diffraction. Quantitative texture analysis revealed that crystallographic texture depends on the type of substrate-layer: while substrate unbiased growth was observed for Cu-lines on amorphous Ni-P, the highly-textured and fine-grained Au-layer strongly favored nucleation of Cu-crystallites of a preferred orientation. For particular pattern geometries, experimental evidence for an epitaxial orientation relation between Cu and Au was found and discussed with respect to various concepts of epitaxial growth. While crystallographic texture of Ni-electrodeposits was independent on the pattern geometry, for Cu-electrodeposits a pronounced pattern dependence of both type and strength of crystallographic texture as well as differences between Cu-lines and non-patterned Cu-films were observed.

  16. Effects of annealing and impurities on tensile properties of electrodeposited nanocrystalline Ni

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    Wei, Qiuming

    growth 1. Introduction Electrodeposited nanocrystalline (nc) nickel has been used as a model materialEffects of annealing and impurities on tensile properties of electrodeposited nanocrystalline Ni Y form 13 August 2004; accepted 17 August 2004 Abstract The strength of electrodeposited nanocrystalline

  17. Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Ni-Zirconia Composites I. Zhitomirsky,* M. Niewczas, and A. Petric

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    Niewczas, Marek

    of the composites. Key Words: Electrodeposition; Hydrolysis; Polynuclear species; Zirconia; Nickel; Composite solutions of nickel and zirconium salts. The hydroxide deposits were converted to Ni-ZrO2 composites after of nanomaterials. In a previous investigation, a novel electrochemical strategy was developed for electrodeposition

  18. Electrochemical deposition of uniform lithium on an Ni substrate in a nonaqueous electrolyte

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    Kanamura, Kiyoshi; Shiraishi, Soshi; Takehara, Zenichiro (Kyoto Univ. (Japan). Division of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry)

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrochemical deposition of lithium on an Ni substrate was conducted in propylene carbonate (PC) containing 1.0 mol dm[sup [minus]3] LiClO[sub 4] (LiClO[sub 4]/PC). The morphology of the lithium deposited on the Ni substrate had the typical dendrite form. The electrodeposition of lithium was then performed in LiClO[sub 4]/PC containing 5 [times] 10[sup [minus]3] HF. The lithium deposited on the Ni substrate in this electrolyte had a hemispherical form, and irregular shapes were not observed. The color of the Ni electrodes surface turned to brilliant blue during the electrodeposition of lithium. This indicates that the lithium surface is very smooth and uniform. After five discharge and charge cycles, there were no lithium dendrites on the electrode surface. From these results, it can be concluded that the addition of a small amount of HF to the electrolyte is significantly effective for the suppression to the lithium dendrite formation.

  19. advanced corrosion-resistant fe-cr-ni: Topics by E-print Network

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    advanced corrosion-resistant fe-cr-ni First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 NUCLEAR...

  20. Phase relations and crystal structures in the system Ce-Ni-Zn at 800 Degree-Sign C

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    Malik, Z.; Grytsiv, A. [Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 42, A-1090 Vienna (Austria)] [Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 42, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Rogl, P., E-mail: peter.franz.rogl@univie.ac.at [Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 42, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Giester, G. [Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna (Austria)] [Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna (Austria)

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Phase relations have been established for the system Ce-Ni-Zn in the isothermal section at 800 Degree-Sign C using electron microprobe analysis and X-ray powder diffraction. Phase equilibria at 800 Degree-Sign C are characterized by a large region for the liquid phase covering most of the Ce-rich part of the diagram, whereas a Zn-rich liquid is confined to a small region near the Zn-corner of the Gibbs triangle. Whereas solubility of Ce in the binary Ni-Zn phases is negligible, mutual solubilities of Ni and Zn at a constant Ce content are large at 800 Degree-Sign C for most Ce-Zn and Ce-Ni compounds. The solid solution Ce(Ni{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}){sub 5} with the CaCu{sub 5}-type is continuous throughout the entire section and for the full temperature region from 400 to 800 Degree-Sign C. Substitution of Zn by Ni is found to stabilize the structure of CeZn{sub 11} to higher temperatures. At 800 Degree-Sign C Ce(Ni{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}){sub 11} (0.03{<=}x{<=}0.22) appears as a ternary solution phase. Similarly, a rather extended solution forms for Ce{sub 2}(Ni{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}){sub 17} (0{<=}x{<=}0.53). Detailed data on atom site occupation and atom parameters were derived from X-ray structure analyses for single crystals of Ce{sub 2+y}(Ni{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}){sub 17}, y=0.02, x=0.49 (a=0.87541(3), c=1.25410(4) nm; Th{sub 2}Zn{sub 17} type with space group R3{sup Macron }m,R{sub F{sup 2}}=0.018) and Ce(Ni{sub 0.18}Zn{sub 0.82}){sub 11} (a=1.04302(2), c=0.67624(3)nm, BaCd{sub 11} type with space group I4{sub 1}/amd, R{sub F{sup 2}}=0.049). - Graphical abstract: Ce-Ni-Zn isothermal section at 800 Degree-Sign C. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Phase relations were determined for the system Ce-Ni-Zn in the section at 800 Degree-Sign C. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A continuous solid solution Ce(Ni{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}){sub 5}, 0{<=}x{<=}1, forms between 400 and 800 Degree-Sign C. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Zn/Ni substitution stabilizes the ternary phase Ce(Zn{sub 1-x}Ni{sub x}){sub 11}, 0.03{<=}x{<=}0.22, 800 Degree-Sign C. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An extended solution forms for Ce{sub 2}(Ni{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}){sub 17} (0{<=}x{<=}0.53). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystal data are given: Ce{sub 2+y}(Ni{sub x}Zn{sub 1-x}){sub 17} (Th{sub 2}Zn{sub 17}), Ce(Ni{sub 0.18}Zn{sub 0.82}){sub 11} (BaCd{sub 11}).

  1. Three-dimensional microstructural changes in the Ni–YSZ solid oxide fuel cell anode during operation

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    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

    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.

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

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    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 Ångström 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 Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 534, 75121 Uppsala (Sweden)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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}.

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

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

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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%.

  4. Preparation, characterization, surface chemistry, and corrosion properties of Ni-TM-P alloys produced by autocatalytic reduction

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    Mendoza Gonzalez, O.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Autocatalytic or electroless deposition of Ni-P film alloys was reviewed and considered as a model for the deposition of ternary alloys such as Ni-TM-P where TM is W-Mo and Cr. This study is a comprehensive analysis of the parameters that influence each one of the steps involved in a successful deposition. It starts in the preparation of the substrate to be plated; special attention is given to the mechanical polishing, degreasing and chemical activation. The degree of cleanliness provides the film's quality of adherence. The bath's chemical composition is explained in terms of the role played by each of the bath components such as Ni and P, complexing agents, buffers, stabilizers and other additives. The characterization of the autocatalytic film was done from the structural, chemical-composition, and surface-chemistry perspectives. Chemical and electrochemical mechanisms of autocatalytic deposition of Ni-TM-P and chemical kinetics were studied. Results show that the deposition of Ni-W-P is mostly a chemical mechanism; deposition of Ni-Mo-P is governed by both chemical and electrochemical mechanisms; and Ni-Cr-P deposition is only possible when the process is controlled by an electrochemical mechanism. Corrosion results show that structure or chemical composition alone are not sufficient to provide excellent corrosion-resistant properties for electroless films.

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

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    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

    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.

  6. Oxidation-resistant, solution-processed plasmonic Ni nanochain-SiO{sub x} (x?

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    Yu, Xiaobai; Wang, Xiaoxin; Liu, Jifeng, E-mail: Jifeng.Liu@dartmouth.edu [Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 14 Engineering Drive, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 (United States); Zhang, Qinglin [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 177 F. Paul Anderson Tower, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (United States); Li, Juchuan [Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)

    2014-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Metal oxidation at high temperatures has long been a challenge in cermet solar thermal absorbers, which impedes the development of atmospherically stable, high-temperature, high-performance concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. In this work, we demonstrate solution-processed Ni nanochain-SiO{sub x} (x?Ni nanochain-SiO{sub 2} selective solar thermal absorbers that exhibit a strong anti-oxidation behavior up to 600?°C in air. The thermal stability is far superior to previously reported Ni nanoparticle-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} selective solar thermal absorbers, which readily oxidize at 450?°C. The SiO{sub x} (x?Ni/SiO{sub x} interface to passivate the surface of Ni nanoparticles and prevent oxidation. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy demonstrate that the excess Si in the SiO{sub x} (x?Ni nanostructures to form silicides at the interfaces, which further improves the anti-oxidation properties. As a result, Ni-SiO{sub x} (x?Ni-SiO{sub 2} systems. This oxidation-resistant Ni nanochain-SiO{sub x} (x?

  7. Simultaneous deposition of Ni nanoparticles and wires on a tubular halloysite template: A novel metallized ceramic microstructure

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    Fu Yubin [Institute of Solid State Physics, China Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China) and Luoyang Ship Material Research Institute, Luoyang 471039 (China)]. E-mail: ffyybb725@vip.sina.com; Zhang Lide [Institute of Solid State Physics, China Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Tubular halloysite can be used as a template to fabricate a novel metallized ceramic microstructure through electroless plating. Reduction of Pd ions by methanol is conducted to initiate Ni plating. There is a simultaneous deposition of Ni nanoparticles on the outer surface and discontinuous wires in the lumen site of the halloysite template obtained. The different deposition could be caused by the different composition distribution of ferric oxide impurity in the wall due to the isomorphic substitution during the formation of halloysite template. Its magnetic property is mainly attributed to the Ni nanoparticles, not the wires. The metallized ceramic microstructure has the potential to be utilized as a novel magnetic material.

  8. Isospin diffusion in semi-peripheral $^{58}Ni$ + $^{197}Au$ collisions at intermediate energies (I): Experimental results

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    Galíchet, E; Borderie, B; Colonna, M; Bougault, R; Chbihi, A; Dayras, R; Durand, D; Frankland, J D; Guinet, D C R; Lautesse, P; Neindre, N Le; López, O; Manduci, L; Pârlog, M; Rosato, E; Tamain, B; Vient, E; Volant, C; Wieleczko, J P

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Isospin diffusion in semi-peripheral collisions is probed as a function of the dissipated energy by studying two systems $^{58}Ni$ + $^{58}Ni$ and $^{58}Ni$ + $^{197}Au$, over the incident energy range 52-74\\AM. A close examination of the multiplicities of light products in the forward part of phase space clearly shows an influence of the isospin of the target on the neutron richness of these products. A progressive isospin diffusion is observed when collisions become more central, in connection with the interaction time.

  9. Improving the phase stability and oxidation resistance of B-NiAl

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    Brammer, Travis

    2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  10. Inverse magnetocaloric effect in Mn{sub 2}NiGa and Mn{sub 1.75}Ni{sub 1.25}Ga magnetic shape memory alloys

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    Singh, Sanjay, E-mail: sanju8419@gmail.com; Barman, S. R. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001 (India); Esakki Muthu, S.; Arumugam, S. [Centre for High Pressure Research, School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620024 (India); Senyshyn, A. [Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz FRM-II, Technische Universität München, Lichtenbergstrasse 1, 85747 Garching b. München (Germany); Rajput, P. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, F-38000 Grenoble (France); Suard, E. [Institut Laue-Langevin, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

    2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Inverse magnetocaloric effect is demonstrated in Mn{sub 2}NiGa and Mn{sub 1.75}Ni{sub 1.25}Ga magnetic shape memory alloys. The entropy change at the martensite transition is larger in Mn{sub 1.75}Ni{sub 1.25}Ga, and it increases linearly with magnetic field in both the specimens. Existence of inverse magnetocaloric effect is consistent with the observation that magnetization in the martensite phase is smaller than the austenite phase. Although the Mn content is smaller in Mn{sub 1.75}Ni{sub 1.25}Ga, from neutron diffraction, we show that the origin of inverse magnetocaloric effect is the antiferromagnetic interaction between the Mn atoms occupying inequivalent sites.

  11. Materials Science Forum Vols. 88-90 (1992) 213-220 MECHANICALLY ALLOYED ODS STEEL & Ni-BASE SUPERALLOY

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    Cambridge, University of

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials Science Forum Vols. 88-90 (1992) 213-220 MECHANICALLY ALLOYED ODS STEEL & Ni of recrystallisation. It is common practice to associate the onset of recrystallisation in ODS alloys during continuous

  12. Anti-site disorder and improved functionality of Mn?NiX (X = Al, Ga, In, Sn) inverse Heusler alloys

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    Paul, Souvik; Kundu, Ashis; Ghosh, Subhradip, E-mail: subhra@iitg.ernet.in [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam 781039 (India); Sanyal, Biplab [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, 75120 Uppsala (Sweden)

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent first-principles calculations have predicted Mn?NiX (X = Al, Ga, In, Sn) alloys to be magnetic shape memory alloys. Moreover, experiments on Mn?NiGa and Mn?NiSn suggest that the alloys deviate from the perfect inverse Heusler arrangement and that there is chemical disorder at the sublattices with tetrahedral symmetry. In this work, we investigate the effects of such chemical disorder on phase stabilities and magnetic properties using first-principles electronic structure methods. We find that except Mn?NiAl, all other alloys show signatures of martensitic transformations in presence of anti-site disorder at the sublattices with tetrahedral symmetry. This improves the possibilities of realizing martensitic transformations at relatively low fields and the possibilities of obtaining significantly large inverse magneto-caloric effects, in comparison to perfect inverse Heusler arrangement of atoms. We analyze the origin of such improvements in functional properties by investigating electronic structures and magnetic exchange interactions.

  13. Weak bonding of alumina coatings on Ni(1 1 1) Emily A.A. Jarvis, Asbjorn Christensen, Emily A. Carter *

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    Carter, Emily A.

    Weak bonding of alumina coatings on Ni(1 1 1) Emily A.A. Jarvis, Asbjorn Christensen, Emily A a marked decrease in the work of adhesion for thicker alumina coatings. This provides a new atomic

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

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    Richard, Marc Louis

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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% ...

  15. Shape memory response and microstructural evolution of a severe plastically deformed high temperature shape memory alloy (NiTiHf)

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    Simon, Anish Abraham

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    NiTiHf alloys have attracted considerable attention as potential high temperature Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) but the instability in transformation temperatures and significant irrecoverable strain during thermal cycling under constant stress remains a...

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

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    Reina, Alfonso

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. Using Dynamic DCF and Real Option Methods for Economic Analysis in NI43-101 Technical Reports

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    Using Dynamic DCF and Real Option Methods for Economic Analysis in NI43-101 Technical Reports or staff. #12;Abstract The introduction of Dynamic Discounted Cash Flow ("Dynamic DCF") and Real Options

  19. The characterization of fluorocarbon films on NiTi alloy by magnetron sputtering *, F.T. Zi a

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    , as corrosion resistant barriers, as gas permeation membranes, and as low energy surfaces [2]. RF magnetron Nickel­titanium PTFE A B S T R A C T Fluorocarbon films were deposited on nickel­titanium (NiTi) alloy

  20. Isospin diffusion in semi-peripheral $^{58}Ni$ + $^{197}Au$ collisions at intermediate energies (II): Dynamical simulations

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    E. Galichet; M. Colonna; B. Borderie; M. F. Rivet

    2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study isospin effects in semi-peripheral collisions above the Fermi energy by considering the symmetric $^{58}Ni$ + $^{58}Ni$ and the asymmetric reactions $^{58}Ni$ + $^{197}Au$ over the incident energy range 52-74 A MeV. A microscopic transport model with two different parameterizations of the symmetry energy term is used to investigate the isotopic content of pre-equilibrium emission and the N/Z diffusion process. Simulations are also compared to experimental data obtained with the INDRA array and bring information on the degree of isospin equilibration observed in Ni + Au collisions. A better overall agreement between data and simulations is obtained when using a symmetry term which linearly increases with nuclear density.